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HAWAIIAN :5AZCTTfi.- TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26, mi SEMI-WEETttY.' r
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FFfllSIUF RY!bt bwWh Brive
aV .- 'Sha m m w sar i
Closind of Border To Switzerland
Indicates Large Troop Move
ments Towards the Italian
' front and New Offensive
' FRENCH SECTOR- MEETS
. American Forces Now Occiipy
Sector Along Chemin Des
Dames Where Some of the
Heaviest Fighting Occurred .
NEW YORK. February 23
(Associated Press) Indi
cations of further preparations fof
Teuton offenses on the Italian
and the Western front are to be
found in the despatches of yes
terday. On the Western front
the assembling of heavy rein
forcements behind the lines is re
ported as continuing and on the,
. French front there was heavy.
fighting which continued up tc
Jst I'night and which appearec
',liminary to an even more gen
Val engagement. -
' Reports of the closing of tht
, Swiss borders which have agair
been closed by the German au
. thorities and that none shall bt
permitted to enter Switzerland o
depart along that Inmlcr withou
' trie consent of Germany, i
taken by the military authorities
at Rome to indicate extensivt
trooo movements to the Italian
," front, in preparation for a renew
',, al of tke offensive against th
troops of General Diaz defending
. the Venetian plains.
v--' reports confirmed
"Confirmation of this comes ii
the reports leing turned in by th
Italian aviators at general head
quarters, of the Italian army
! These reports state that there ha
been during th pas,t few days ;
'great reinforcement of the Aus
trian army through the arrival p
regiments drawn from the Rus
sian and Rumanian fronts. Troot
trains are continuing to arrive, re
port the aerial Observers.
Announcement is made tha
American troops have been foi
some time on the C'hcniin De;
Dames front in France. This wa
kept secret until it was definite!,
known the Germans were awan
oftheir presence. It is announc
ed that a New l;.nglandT, single
ban tied, captured a Gorman shell
hale after a hard fiht.
The Americans entered th
Chemin Ues Dame- trenches oi
:'. very dark niht. Tlie Frencl
..(commander of the section kisse
the American Hag when it wa'
'brought down, and the Freud
"were enthusiastic in their recep
tion of their new war allies.
y In several hot patrol fights
Americans from the units unde-
jnstruction in the Chemin Dt"
: J3ame seator Thursday nitflit kill
I'jtA pne German and captured an
; other. One Americ a n wa
7; v IN BEHALF OF FINLANT
JBTtKjKUOLM,' February 22 ( As.o
elated Pre) Hweden Iiuh suggested t
atfVersJ power diplinnatie intervention
( g Pq'rogritd, cv pljtuiD the evacuation
' itt Vnlanf by the Russian troop. This
Ws announced in the riksdag today by
Tfjrmir Eden. Some of the powers
have replied fuvoralily und others liave
Hit yt nwered.
, V OF SLAVS WILL GROW
WASHINGTON, February 22 (Amu
elated Press) Observers of the Km
laa situation here believe that u the
Germaus advance iato rllav territory
they will meet with more resistance
tad eventually the vant extent of the
Russia territory, ita outnumbering
population ad ita resource will briug
lata actio more definite and forceful
rtaiatanca to the Gorman movement.
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' n Annttrtn tK
,l IlKk IMHII IIP
General Allenby Clearaf Foothills
of Turks, Takes Jericho and Is
In Sight" of River Jordan With
Its Rich Valley Open
LONDON, February 13 (Associated
Press) nntmuing wiia viatorioua ad
vance, General Allenby yesterday
eleuiel the foothill along hit north
eastern front of the Turk and the Qer
man gunners with the Ottoman army
and advanced along hie whole aevea
mile front to a depth of more than
four mi Ion, rapturing and pawing
Irrii-hn and arriving within sight of
he River Jordan.
Once thehold of the Turks npon the
neurits in paaaas w shake loose, the
ittciapted defense af the Valley of the
iiyir Jordan fell to pieces and the
British with their French, Italian and
mb allies made rapid .brocrcM.
This advance marks the Ifth derided
lefent of the Turks since their effort
o retake Jerusalem two months ago
In that time they ha,' Man drivea
Sack fifteen mile throngh rough roun
try, in which the defease was favored
,v the nature of the flroaod and into
vhich the Turks had T treated fron
feruu)m, confident to their ability
o withstand farther efforts to dis
The way is new open, aloe. the Val
ey of the River Jprdna, to Damascus,
ne hundred and t nnty miles to tne
lorth. should it be tha Diana of tbe
Iritiah to nitead their Palestine sipedi
ion that fr.
Mans For AdjustinO 'Difference
Between Overman And Cham
berlain Measures Progress
VTASlUSaTON, Fofcrjajtxf3 (Asao
iated I'rens) Progress ia.beiag made
i the adjiistmant oi -difference be
ween the administrate t member
f the senate military eomaaittee.
The Overman bill ia to be material;
intended, aconrdiag to plana formula!
m1 by the leaders of - bath aides am
v ill be aibmi.tted ta tbe senate com
-nittee on military affairs by the sen
ite judiciary eommittoei, Itiia believe,
he measure aa amended will largel
neet their wishes and may be accepter
ia a substitute for the bill which wti
ireaented in .the npper bouae by Sea
tor 1'bajn.betkaia and whb. tbe admi,n
stration, oppoe. '
The Overman Bill gives the Firesi
nt wide power to make over almoe'
ompletely the executive branch of thi
;overnment for the period of the war
earranging exulting agencies and tkeii
'unctions and establishing such nev
nee aa be may find aeeesaary. On
-uevement ia to give to tbe eharmar
if the war industries board tha power)
vhich the Chamberlain Bill wowtd eon
r upofi a director of munitions.
Favorable report was made to th
nas4e ' yesterday by the finaaoe aom
Httea oa the MeAdoo War Flnanrr
Corporation BilL Amendments are aucr
eatef), however, vhich would largeh j
maaeulate the bill and give power'
Herein provided for the direr.tera o',
h aorporation to the federaj fetervi
ankini board. One amendmeat take
wav the power to license the iasue o'
eeutitiet by private corporations
'lace It with other nuestions of capita
sues in the jurisdiction of the fed
ral rr nerve board.
Another amendment would limit th'
ower of tbe directors in making di
loans to rorpurations for the prose
ntion of tbe war and in the public in
OF WORLD PUNISHED
Iritain Has No Use For Danger
aus Agitators of That Ilk
IX.N1K)N, February I ( Aaeoriated
reaJi) Great Britain will not tolorate
be preaence of American reproaenta
ivea of the Miraiaious orgaQixaiion
caown us the Industrial Workers 0
(Clarence Roynton and T'nul Manning,
Vmerican and accreilited repreaenta
ivea of the I. W. W. to Kugiaud, were
ester day sentenced to serve jail sen
euces of aix mouths and it was ad
ised that following the service ol
heir sentences the two men shall br
They were aicused of spreading pa
i fist propaganda.
TO FINANCE BANK
TOKJO, February 2 (Special tc
Vippu Jiji) American financiers in
Mitkien, Manchuria, are now negotlat
ag with the Chinese business men ami
'lave propound to organize, a (Chinese
Vmerican bunk. The company wil'
Save a capital of tS.OOO.rMM. Tht
main bank will be located in Mukden
'th brunches sc.iittered throughout
BEWARE OF COLDS.
(Children are much more likelv to eon
tract the contagious dicacs wheu they
have colds. Whooping cough, diphthe
ria, scarlet fever and consumption are
lliaeaaea that are often contracted wheu
the child bus a cold. Thiit is why all
medical authorities say Wwam of colds.
For the quick cure vf colda you will And
liaising better than ('kaiiiberlMi '
ropgh Remely. It can always be de
peadad opou aud la pluasaut and safe to
take. For sale by all dealers, Beuaon
Hiuith 4. Co., Ltd., ageuts fur Hawaii.
rtinnrA in hriu-rr
Measure As Finally Adopted
Limits period to Tear After
War Debate Spirited
WASHINGTON, February (As
soclated Press) OoveroBient control
and operation of tha main railroad
lines of the United States will eon
tinue for eighteen months after the ter
minatton of the war, if the bill passed
ia me senate yesterday la adopted on
emenaea in tna house..
Although tha measure has been vig
rous)y debated, it passed on rolUall
without a dissenting trot. There were
various amendments attempted in the
preliminary skirmishings on tbe bill
vhich bad the backing of the ad minis
ration, the hardest fight beinz to cut
lown tbe period Of government control
o a year or less after peace. All these
jaendments Were voted down. Hena
or Johnson of California ltd a small
'action which desired to kill the bil
tltogether and provide a aobatltute
aeasiire prolonging government eontrol
As tbe )ill passed yesterday it car-
led an appropriation of half a billion
lollars to meet tha operating expenses
r tae lines.
The railroad debate occupied the en
ire day, the only observance of Wash
agton's Birthday consisting ia the
aditiR of the text of Washington's
.areweii addrasa, which was loudly ap
lewis Fears For Pacific iPosses
sions Unless Government Has
WASHINGTON, Februkry CK(Aseo
iated Press) 'Declaring thai the da
lay come when the United States wil
ave to fight for the posaeaaion of Ha
aii and tbe Philippine, and that (Jer
tony'a present inra) -into Buaair
hroatan the peace of th Paelfle, Son
tor J. Hamiltoa Lewia of IlliaoM adp
rtel exteasive government powen
ver railroad transportation in the de
ate which preceded the. baawes of thi
.iallroad (Control BiM today.
senator Lawia mane the predtctioi
hat government control aa a doiaetiti
KUcy will ba prime iasue jn the pros
dential campaign of 1920.
He declared that if the Gerntana sue
eeded in getting control of Russia,
hey would urge Bosnia to Mice Alaskr,
nl he addeni tkat the day is ahead
'ador auoh eireitmataaeaa, when th
Tnlted Htntes will be compllel to flghl
or Hawaii and the Philippines.
fie said that America would h
lOwerkMia to protect her territory am
oesessioiia in the Pacific without r
ranscootinental government owned ear
BILL IN SENATE 10
Consideration By Both Houses
Means Quicker Action
For the purpose of expediting the
laasage through congress of the bill
vhich will banish boor.e from Hawaii
tepator Hheopard of Texas has Intro
luced into the senate the bill which is
tending in the bouse of representatives.
Yseociated Press despatches received
esterdny told of the introduction of
he bill by the Texas senator.
Without doubt the bill presented to
hV upper house is the same measure
-hih Kuhio has indorsed in the lewer
louae and was probably introduced at
lis request. Were the senate to await
'he passage of the house bill before
giving consideration to prohibition for
lawaii )t is nut unlikely the bill might
'ail of passage in the closing hours of
be session. With tbe same bill un-
'er consideration in both bouses its con
lideration becomes assured. -Oa is
tot waiting on the other and the meaa-
ire goes steadilv forward in the or
linary course of business of both at
he same time.
From the progress made on this sub
cct in the lower house it is Indicated
he bi'l will first pass that body. If
uch be the case any amendments to
nake the two bills identical in lang
,age enn be made when the senate
rings the Hheiipard bill up for final
BELT ROAD PROJECT
That there is ilaiiger of thfc complete
ollajixe of the project to build tin
ropoaeel military licit road on th'
vindwurd side of On tin, is the opinion
xpresne.1 i,v HuoervKor K. A. Mott
-tiuith in dijicusxiiig the failure of the
ountv. so' far, to dispose of $250,000
u territorial bonds for the purpose.
Mr. Mott Hniith is chairman of the
ouutv (insure committee in which
capacity he introduced a reaolutiou in
the board of supervisors asking that
means be devised for accomplishing the
sale of the bonds before the matter
is allowed to drop.
"The object of the board of super
visors is t ascertain whether the
means will be forthcoming to build the
belt road on county sjieeifleatloua, if
that is desired, or in federal specifica
tions If it is impossible to raise tbe
money for this purpose the matter ends
there," he said.
asaaBaissssssaaW .-' .rr I
Cargoes Una 'Waiting Release
May Now Depart Most of
Requests of United States Are
Granted By Norwegians
WASHINGTON, February 23 (As
oeiated Press) After negotiations
which have been in progress since the
United States Embargo Law went into
ffect and beeam operative against the
Northern European Neutral, a com
plete economic agreement - between the
united states and Norway baa been
finally reached, it was announced bv
the state department last evening
While tbe . demand ,of the L'niteo
jtatea do not prevail to tbe full extent
lought they ao prevail sufliciently tc
warrant tbe lifting of the embargo in
,iart at h?st. .As a result some Nou
ral shipping wbih has been lying a
liers in . Atlantic ports, moat eseciall
n New .York harbdr will now move
mce more. While the terma of tht
agreement have jiot been made publi
n full it ia reported the other Allie:
a in complete .aeron with the ar
rangemejit le.Vween, the L'nltod State.
nd Norway. i .
toat Kequasta annua
It is understood that Norway ha'
Kjcedfd to mpat of the requests of the
ihitei State. t is atrictly provi le.
-hat '.no American products are to lx
lennitted to reach the Central Powers
Norway a lad agrees not to export prod
icta which hav"teeu replaced by sub
ititutes Imported from tbe Unite.
Kates, and t terpi provide that ex
orts of fish shall be limited as wil
ill products from fish.
This has beea the main point of dii
'ere nee between the United States and
be Northern European Neutrals. Thi
atter have maintained it is impnssibb
tor them to i.eettte,all food exports tc
;ha Central Powers without taking side;
n the wr )n .the aide of the Allies
la this point t compromise has beet
' The terms .of, th agreement wit) 1
Norway and which are offered to thi
ither Nautral Nations provide, they wil 1
lot reexport thoif import and tha '
they will go oa such a rationing' svs
Uun aa will preclude the substituting
if each imaorts for foods which thi
Neutrals .may taport to the Centra'
Powers. . i
Cargona of Oil rake and other food
ituffs of wki,h the Norwegians have
or montaa baea ia great need are now
Secretary of Navy Says Failure
To Stampede Is Greatest
NEW YQBK, FobriTary 23 (Assoc!
itedrPreas) One oi the bitterost di
tppoiatmants which has come to thi
Prussians since the entrance . of th
united State into the war has been th
Uxottering of thoir firm belief that
ay would be able through their pro 1
tUgauda and by the judicious use oi
miimv In tnniTwt.ln Ampnpin Inhnr 1
Hieretary of Navy Daniels asserted in r
peech here last night.
At the outset of the war, throucl
itrike fomented by the I. W. W. am"
'iindrvd influences and throuuh th'
oostunt spren I of Ceimnn propaganda
here were some i: (Mention of a posni
lility of success of the hopes of th
'russians. That danger, if ever then
vere any real danger of the sound anr1
atriotie reasoning pf the labor le
nent being disturbed, has long sine
Kseil. Daniels declared.
Daniels predicted that when the war
a over and hus been won that Amen
'an labor will find it has not only wer
it country 's fight but its own battlet
V srel. He praised labor for it patri
tic work anil declared th winning'
U tbe shipbuilding campaign and the
sonaequent defeat of the submarine
ampuiun dupenden noon labor prunar
lly and almost entirely fr the money
uvu um materials wore t hand.
IS HIT BY EMBARGO
TOKIO, February 22 (Special ti
Hawaii Hhinpo) Because of tbe em
'largo placed by the United State'
ipon the import of non essentials thi
rice of raw silk here has suddenly
'ulle. With Uia United Htates not
aking this commodity in usual quun
ities the trade is seriously limited.
It ia reported the Japanese govern
nent will take the matter up with thi
United Ktates government and seek n
ifting of the emburgo in ao Tar ai
hipments from da pun across the Pari
lie are concerned.
VISITING IN EAST
Charmiiir. London, widow of Jack
London, who left (Hen Kllen for New
York, to spend tha winter, Is the guest
ef Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hovcy, editor
of the " VletropolituB " magar.ine, at
their home in New York. Mhe wrote
rieod recently that she wa shortly to
visit the heart of the famous (lruen
wieh village with friends with whom
Jack London had often planned, to
make his headuuarWr ou a trip he
ver lived to take,
- M. , I,
Lieutenant Marchal Flew Over
Berlin In 1916 But Was Forc
ed To Alight and Taken",
AMSTERDAM. FebnaryS2-(A ,
eiated Pres)-tAfter month of im
prisoament In a German prioa tmp
Lieutenant Roland Oarro -and An
toine Marekal have' reached Holland
Thev escaned from tha hrlann rsmr
vad suffering great prlvatioita and ovt1
M'm-wm sioifrv svcwNinea 11
aaklng their way to th Duteh border
T (entensf Varnhal" w over Berll'
ia J nly, lOlfl, but wa forced to daacand
near th Kuaaiaa line.' He wa cap
'tired and imprisoned and it was then
be and I.tenttaBt Oarro eid th'
first opportunity to mak their eacape
IK FEARS OF
SHORTAGE W FOODS
4cA(3oo Asserts Railroads Arr
Able To Move Needed Supplies
WASHINGTON, February 8 (Ao
inted Press) Fears qf any short g
f foo1 in the East beeauae of lac)
if adequate railroad trtnspoftnfio'
vera dispelled by Director Oenersl o
Railroad McAdoo He declared tha'
o far a tha railroeds were roaterne
he people hsve nothing to fear. Th
nrst nf railroad on."-etloB he be
lieve to have ended. While there ii
he possibility of further sever
torm to again cheek transportation
ne winter ha now o far alvanee
hat inch danger is greatly diminished
Mr. MeAdoo said the movement o
ix traiaa a day of food for tha Allie.
'ild ant interfere with the niovemen '
f auppliea adenoate to meet the need
f the people at home.
MONTREAL. February 23 (Asaocia
od PreseV All exemption from mili
ary aervicM which have been hereto
'ore granted are to Miwed. Thi
"Canadion goveriiment has deeided t
'neeed along lioe similar to thoiw
vhich have now been adopted by th.
United Htate and to. classify regie
rant la a similar manner. For thi'
vnrpoar tbe ovrnmnt Will uae the
m form "of qnestinnaaira' which ii
'xdng naed In the United Htatea. -
PRESS DAYS ARE
WASHINGTON. February 22 (A
ot iated press) Food Controller Hoov
'r iasuod a statement taiUy declaring
hat the "nieatleaa days" up to date
lave saved H0,0OU,ODO pounds of bef
Thi covers a period of only foui
nonths. During this period 165O0O,00
oynds of beef and WJMl)flJQ poumb
if pork huve been exported to thei
OBSERVED BY THE FRENCH
PARIS. February 2.1 ( Aaociatl
reaa) Washington's birthdny Wa
ittingly aud enthusiastically oborve
n Pari yesterday. There were a uuin
icr of celebrations of the day but thi
hief event was the speech of Foreigi
liuister I'ii hou. He delivered a aplou
lii) eulogy of America 'a great military
eudor in jts ngbt for lilwrty, its brs
.resident nnd the acknowledged proplie'
if hi country s great destinv.
Humlrwls of Americans were in the
lUilienco of thousamla tluit heard au
ipplauilod bis words.
IS SEVERELY PUNISHED
LONDON, February 2 ( Associate
e'ress) Powell Uwynne, editor of the
Morning I'ost, and Colonel Hepinton
he well known military writer, have
leen fined one hundred pounds each fori
.lolution of the censorship rule.
(Colonel Kcpington wrote nn article
vhich the (tensor refused to pan
Kcpington purtially rewrote the article
mil it ivuh published ui th I'imt with
mt being again submitted to the cen
or. Portion of the published articli
were held improper.
30YS FROM CAMP UPTON
PARADE IN NEW YORK
NKW YORK, February S'J (Asso
ciated Press) Ten thou md Americun
rups frojn Camp I'ptqu, Yuphank
Long Island, today paraded Fifth Ave
nue. t-'ecretary of the Ntivy Daniels
was nmiiiig thoee in the reviewing
tund. The troops made a Hue appear
(il.AHGOW, February 2.1 ( Assor.iat
ed 1'reMw) Result of the referendum
'iikcn bv the Hcotcli mine union oa
the Man Power Act resulted in a
heavy majority auainst the measure.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAI
-uke.LAXATIVB 8ROMO QUIMNB
) . Druggists refund money II I
fuilr to cure. The'
W. CllOVE i on eai h buz. 11 a u
eU.icd by theJ- VKlB
.U lit Lii. l. ti. A.
JANADA DECIDES TO I
Germany Not Likely ; To Rayitiicdd
To Proposals AtrP&ye&iBer1m
1 Newspapers Declare
- -1? .-,'v
A MSTERDAM, February 23 (Ass&fated Ws)--With 'b!ers
of j?act reported to have been received Ml&rlfn'ftbm Russia
ind with threats of resistance to the death; in as . those tellers
ire refused vdiced in Ptrograd the; Germans are continuing their
nvasion of Russia and moving steadily forward. .
Arrival of a Russian courier in Berlin bearing proposals for peace
vas reported in despatches from the' German capital last evening.
These despatches added that semi-offidal' newspaper Vtf(;Is
d that reopening of negotiations looking ' toward peSce with the
tolshevist government is not expected for gpm tihtC to come at
ast and that meantime the German campaign will proceed.
It is asserted that von Kuhlrnann is now en route to Bucharest
nd will employ the interval in conducting negotiations for a, peace
vith Rumania. " . ,l '
RESISTANCE TO DEATH ' " '
General Krylenko is reported in Petrograd despatches to have
sued a statement that if the latest peace proposal -of Russia are
efused by Germany a struggle to death or to Artctory is inevitable.
The entire heroism of the people must be opposed to' the advancing
:nemy. AJ1 able bodied men will be ordered out and Called upon
o man the, fortifications. Those refusing so to .serve will be tried
e fore proper military tribunals. Unlimited poweV will have to be
,ivcn ta t7e. commissaries.
Despatches .from Berlin by way of Copenhagen said that von
lertling will address the reichstag on foreign affairs on Monday.
These reports emanate from Berlin newspivpers, it is said.
INVASION SWEEPS ONWARD '
The German invasion is sweeping forward practically uncheck
.d, according to.official reports made to ,B$rln. and. there announced,
lany important cities are being surrendered( to the invadets, cap
ures being reported from seaports on the Gulf. of Finland to as .far
outh as Minsk, a, distance of nearly four; hundred mile?.
The expedition which landed three days ago at Wrder on Moon
'ound, in Esthonia, have, advanced north twenty-five miles and occu
ied the railroad terminal town of Hapsal.
In Livonia, the German troops haVe seized the junction city
f Volnar, on thi Rigayalk railroad, and have also pushed east
fom Verden along the Riga-P'skof highway to beyond ' Ronrieb'urj;.
KO RESISTANCE OFFERED
Berlin reports that tbe inhabitants are offering no resistance in
his section, while at Reishitia the German troops were given a
welcoming ovation by the citizens.! One F.sthonian regiment has
leserted and joined forces with the invaders.
On the south, the German have cap
'ured Leucine, an important junction1
Mint in the province of Minsk. Leu
.ine is thirty Ave miles east of PiasV
ind directly - east of Brest Litovsk.
vhere the recent abortive peace con
'ereuce wa held,
appll Oiptursd '
An official Berlin statement says that
treat ' quantities of supplies and war
natorials are fulling into (ier man
lands in the mpid advance. The an
iiiuiicement says that the Uorman
lave taken l.'53 guns anil more than
Uno motor rara. The City of Bovuo
ha been cleared of tbe Riiaeian.
A thousand car, many . laden with
food, large numbers of airplanes and
nuuh miscellaneous war material ha
According to sdvicos from Petrograd,
he ltolhhevist leaders have linully
.wakened to the truth of the situation
ind the fact that their ideaJitie ap
ial to the German people are fallinK
ipon deaf ears. They know now that
hey have lieuu tricked Into abandon
ng their defenses and surrendering
heir urma uud are at Inst trying des
eintelv to repair the mistakes and
unite the people against the enemy.
Defense to the deuth" i called for
.n a proclamation issued In Petrograd
Sy the Russian commissioners, as
ording to a Petrograd despatch by
lieu ter 's agency.
The proclamation appeals to tbe
loldiers tq destroy the railroads lead
ing from the front and to compel the,
hour pee ise and pensuntry to dig
trenches under penalty of death. Tbe!
soldier are asked to staad by the.
olors and prepare a line of defense.
However, the disorganisation of the
Russian army has reached such an
itreroe that there is no likelihood of
-he commands being obeyed ia any
nxtnmiive manner, says an Exchange
Telegraph Agency despute hSoday.
Russiun naval officer at Reval.
'he naval port at the entrance to the
ImH of inland, have reported to tbe
Ho)sheviki central government that
in order to nave the Russian navy
from the Germans it will be aeee
irv to remove the shin t once to
Kronstaod, abandoning the Eeval de
fenses. Uttlo Qpfioaltlon
' According to another despatch to
ljiy from Petrojrard, the Germans are
marting np serious opposition in their
new offensive against the Russian. The
in'lim tions are that tbe Oermau are
setting tboir awn .per term com
pletely, and, failing to reeoive Imme
stn compliaiiaa, are pressinji tpraara.
The German are capturing Immense
tore from the dlsorganlaed Russian.
It is believed the Germahia can reach
Petrograd if they so desire.
Petrograd despatches of
"oraiig repor ine issuing or pro
..I,. .,;. l .M U,..ul. 1. .llu.l
ea to resist the German. Every Rus 1
aian i applel to for immediate de '
feus of the fatherlaad '
Petrograd i declared to be In a state
of siege, according to an ordor from
Hmolny Inatitute, thai headquarter of
the Bolahevikl government.
The proclamation la (IWially declar
ed to be ordered by -the People's
Oommiaaarlos," ad U Vtgped by Pre
mier Lanine and iGa's'ign Kryleuko, the
May Sign Peace Terms
Another proclamation Issued today
Indicate that 'the People' Commis
saries have agreed to sign the German
peace term. Thi )atet document de
clares that the government i con
vinced the German working classes will
not permit the Russian revolutios to
he crushed by the militarist. It ap
peals to the local council to aid Vt re
organising th Russian -anar " ordef
to oppose tha. further hdvaae at tbe
Amsterdam advice Indicate that the
readjuatment of trade condition be
tween the'Centrpr'Power and the Uk
raine is proceeding. Yesterday, after
the malq committee ef tha reichstag
had adopted th Urns of the -Gernian-Dkraiue
paave treaty .aud officially u
dorsnd them, it was annouueed that a
resarnptioo of (hipping on tha Black
Na would be peraiUd Jut a oMi
th water eauld bt made af through
the taking up of th nuuatr very
effort will be mad to haaten thi work
in order to Mpadite tha hipmeut of
su)plis from tha Ukrain into Ger
The llkrainiaa JtedA Jim altcmly for
mally adopted the peace terma.
'i'M i ?P . .m?
XEW ORLEANS, February fc'er
ba tbe most outstandisg incident of
the week in local ugar circle wa the
report that large quant itl of Aha crop
of second sugar ef tbe. 101T. seaaon
have been sold and that aaeoad and
third sugars ar being consumed for
table use all over the aountry. Luaal
sugar distributor made thi statement
this week and added that second and
third angari for imh eonumitlon wer
bringing full price. Together with
this report wa another to th effect
that a dsereaa In the production of
lieet augar in 1D1 was toreeasted by
men heretofore engaged ia lkt ladu
try who aid that tbe beet aera-
aire ia many Middle Waaiorn di-,
trict wa being materially tit dow.
Ouite a large number of the LoulsLtoa
factories have not finished their a.
onds and both the second and' third
srops wui o muoh shorter than Kauai
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of the huutes' mad a larger pecutAg
ef first iuo!se than, la aormaUy the
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