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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, March 08, 1918, Image 5

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PAHTY kalu
Four Democrats An Elected To
Fin Vacancies In As Many Dis
tricts In Greater City of New
York Succeeding Democrats
TWO-THIRDS AS MANY.
l- 'V-
WOMEN AS MEN BALLOT
Election Is Quiet ahd Verdict Is
Taken As Expression of Confi
dence in President Wilson and
His Party In Congress . i
VIEW YORK, March 6-(As-
1 ' sociated Press) Votes of
women of the Empire State and
the Greater 'City of New York,'
the first votes ever cast by wo
men in this State for members of
congress yesterday regained for
the Democratic party control of
the house of representatives, the
control of which has been hang'
ing in the balance. Four Demo
crats were elected to fill the
vacancies of four Democrats.
in their . hrst opportunity to
exercise the right of suffrage
which was conferred upon them
in the general election last No
vember 31,858 women cast their
votes. The result in no wise
clianged previous political 'conair
tions although the fact that wo
men were to participate irr the
election appears to have had its
effect in the nominations made by
the 'opposing parties. The total
vote cast in the four congression
al districts was 78,192 so that the
women's vote was two-thirds as
hirge as the men's.
NEW MEMBERS
In the seventh district,., in
Brooklyn in the County of Kings,'
John J. Delaney,, iwaa: selected to
fill the SftntytittitQ?,-brjr ifh
resignation of John J. Fitzgerald,
one of the most valuable Demo
cratic members of the house who
had served long and faithfully on
the appropriations committee and
has done more than almost any
other member of congress for the
introduction of the budgef sys
tem. In the eighth district, also in
Kings County, William E. Cleary
succeeds to the chair vacated by
Daniel J. Griffin.
In the' twenty-first district,
New York County. Jerome F.
Donovan succeeds Murray Hul-
Ix-rt.
In the twenty-second district,
New York County and Borough
of Bronx. Anthony J. Griffin suc
rreds Henry Bruckner.
VOTE EARLY
The scenes about the polls
were unique for New York. Wo
men went to vote early and con
tinued to flock in throughout the
day, at times there being more
women than men in the polling
booths though during the rush
hours of the early morning and
the late afternoon men by far
predominated.
The election was a quiet and
orderly one and the success of
woman's suffrage was hailed
throughout the city.
The election is generally taken
as an expression of confidence in
l'resident Wilson by the women.
call Isue
draft expected soon
WA8H1NQTON, r March rV-(Ao-iutci!
Press) Announcement of the
date for the second (elective draft ie
expected to be made in the ne&rjTuture.
With the return on the questionnaires
inuctically compiled there la little left
to delay or hinder. ,, ., , ,
(Expectation here in the first incre
ment will bo called tome time in
April and sent to camp. Troop move
ments are such that it i believed by
tiint time there will be mad available
the required room in training quarter
in the cantonment.
IIa;OitIalVn
Operate Duty i
Its Proceeds Held
Receiver Is Named In Govern
,', ment Proceedings With Bush
;,ness As Usual Except That
v Earninas Are Comoletelv Tied
, Up. . :
'ftAtf nwwciaoo, istcb
-; (AnocUUA Free) Under the tft
V clBtoo rendered la tbo federal Court
. retterday la wblcti receiver wu
appointed for Vm - Honolulu OU
' Oomptay the compeer m; oper
ate lu twenty weUa wblca are mow
. v yredodng bat the net proceed are
ordered to be deposited tnbject te
the order of the court. Impounded,
tfatll tach time aa a final decision
hall be rendered. They may con
tinue to operate bat they my not
distribute the profits.
Grant Helm of Loa Angela la
turned aa the referee.
Tbia dedalon ia the outcrowth
- Of the) UrJra.ttnn trm futn4a m
'LttHoaotaU OU Oompaay. The great
er pare oi ns luoi an Held under
patent fcu a put wa affected by
tbo Tart withdrawal. At first the
dectalona were all m favor of
the company but an advene de- ,
efaton cam on a hearing in which
the' fovernmrnt contended that '
om of the filings were fraodo
tent. , a
VAST SUPPLIES OF
E
Food Administration Tells What
This Country Has Done Since
Beginning of War
WASHINGTON, March 6 (Aaeocia
ted Pre) What the United Btatee
ia doing to help the Allien in the ahip
aient ; of food wu told yeeterday in
an announcement made by the food ad
ministration.
Mtirn the beginaing of the war the
tTaited State ha shipped to the Alliea
inoneh lupplio to feed lixteen million
people yearly.
Of thia great aupply Runnia ha re
ceived the leait and Orent Britain the
moat. Bnseia ha had lea than one
percent of the shipment while more
than half ha gone to Great Britain.
France and Belgium come next in
ordeT.
Considers Words As To Malinger
ing Cast Reflection Against
Jews Which Is -Wrong
WASHINGTON, March 6 (Amoci
ated Pre) Order were yeatonlay tu
rned by the war department to the
medical examiner to eliminate from
the medical adviser manual the clause
which apeak of foreign born citizens,
aad especially Jew being more apt to
be malingerer than are native born
citizen.
This action was taken by the war de
partment by direction of the President
who wrote that he thought thV wohIh
express a prejudice against foreigners
but more especially against the Jews
which ought not to be entertained nnd
which he considered out of place id
the manual.
HOME SERVICE IS
E
WASHINGTON, March 5 (Associa
'ed Press) Announcement wns mmio
today of an important national policy
in dealing with aoldiers who nre of
ilien enemy nationalities.
The war department ' policy, it is
stated, i that officers and men in the
army of "enemy nationality," but
whose loyalty to the United States is
not questioned, will not bo permitted
to orve on the battlefronts, but will be
detailed to (nsnlar posts when their
regimenta are ready to go to rVance.
LL
WASHINGTON, March d (Associ
ated Press) Passed by both houses of
congress, the soldiers' and sailors ' civil
rights bill await only the signature
of the President to become a law.
This bill, sometime known a a mo
ratorium, is designed to protect the
rights of soldiers, sailor and their de
pendent during the war and the ab
sence in the ervice 6f hi country
of the -wage earner of the family. It
provide what actions may not he
brought during the period of aervice.
.
A FAMILY NECESSITY.
Every family should be provided with '
Chamberlain' Pain Balm at all times, j
HDrains mar De cured in much less time
'when promptly treated. Lame back,
lame (boulder pain in the side and
chest and rheumatic puina are some of
the diseases for which it i esperiully
valuable. Try thia liniment aud become
acquainted with its qualities and you
will never wish to.be without it. For
sale by all dealers. Benson Smith it
Co., Ltd., agent for Hawaii. Advt.
FOODS AR
SHIPPED
RIGHTS Bl
nKWMlAii l GAZETTg.
it A ;,- . ( r. HAWAIIAN,.--. GAZETTE. .'( . FRIDAY,- MARCH'' 8. ''. 1918. : SEMI-WERKLY.". ; ': - ;- ' ". -;; .V - V
SHIP CARPHntRS ' :
ING
Situation Serious When Their
Demands Are Refused Will
Appeal To Wilson
WASHINGTON. March ft (Ao
eiated Pre)-Failing to necure the ap
proval of tb nary department ahd the
representative of the emergency fleet
ARE THREATEN
corporation to the proposal of the REGISTERED I FTTFR1
Metal trade anion for the placiag of , CU,a 1 ".T 1 .
apoke.man for the .hip carpenter. oni f : OPENED AND RIFLED
the wage adjustment committee ia tha'-' '
ahip buiidiag dispute, president Hutch- ijewelrv Firms Are HeaW Losers
Inaon announced he would appeal to ' I ul, IJ. ""Vy .OSer
appeal
President Wilson.
"If he rJoe nothing,'
OB "we fhrnnirh
said Hutchia
! Asked if 'thi meant the carpenter
Would etrike, Hutchinson replildt
"How do I know.f That will be for
the anion to decide."
' He said that the men only returned
to work on Monday night in repone
to the appeala of the President to their
patriotism and loyalty.
The controversy with the ship car
penter's union ha now been in pro
gTeae for many day. President Wil
aH ha succeeded in holding thent par
fUlly In line'throngh hi appealt and
by holding up to them the example of
what other labor organization are
doing.
The trouble is not so much a matter
', wajje dispute as a prnc.ticnl demand
on the part of the carpenters for a
closed shb policy. It has been against
thia that President Wilson has appealed
to their loyalty and urged theaa to con
tinue on with their work in behalf of
the nation's needed shipping, prdmiafng
to aee that they sec a red fair treataabt
kna a fair wage. - '7
Says Some of the Greatest Sue
. cesses Against Submarines
Recently Won By Americans
LONDON, March n (Associated
Pre) Efforts to kpeed up shipbuild
ing, the -success that is attending those
efforts for Great Britain and her allies
and ' the success of the British aad
United States naval forces in combat
ting the aubmarine campaign were told
to the house of commons yesterday by
Sir Erie Geddes. He said the United
State kid to the British forces had
made it possible to destroy submarines
at least a fast as Germany was able
to build them. He promised an early
participation of the naval forces of
Brazil.
" We and our alliea are making
eyery effort to insure an adequate pro
duction of ships," he said. "Without
doubt- considerable time must elapse
UfAW'tfcieeatpen which I desired ean
be bbtainedl but I am -eonfldent of our
and their success.
"For aome month, I believe, we and
the Americans have been sinking the.
submarine at least aa faat aa Germany
can build them. , Recently some of the
greatest uccee have been achieved
by the American destroyer fleet."
He aaid the Braailian naval forces,
including number of warshipa; would
soon joia the Allied naval forces.
comIIagrees
RAILROAD BILL
Difference In Periods of Control
In Two Measures Is Split
In Conference Report
WAHHINOTOn March -(Asso
( iated Press) Tentative agreement on
the railroad bill which has passed both
houses of congress but in different
form npon a number of importnnt de
tails was reached yesterday by the
conference committee.
One of the most important points of
difference in the two bills was the af
tcr war period during which control
should continue. This the house fixed
sit two years and the senate at eigh
teeu months. The conference agree
mont provides for a post war control
(if twenty one months.
The matter of ate fixing and the
part which the Interstate Commerce
Commission shall or shall not take in
this was also in dispute and on this
ucreement was also reached.
It la not certain the report will be
accepted by either of the houses as
during the debate both were firm in
the stands which they took.
SOLDIER IS COSTLY
AYKB, Massachusets, March 5 (As
Bociated Pre) A heavy sentence ha
been impoed oa William Nimke of Tor
rington, Connecticut, sergeant of the
:tnist Engineer, at Canfp Deveni, Ma.'
He has been given thirty year' impris
onment, on conviction of having made
unpatriotic utteranoe. One of them
was "If I have an opportunity I will
surrender to the Gorman la France."
COMMITTEE APPROVES
WASHINGTON March 0 (Asso
ciated Press) Favorable report by the
judiciary committee of the senate was
yesterday made upon the nomination
of James I Coke to be chief justice of
I he supreme court. Samuel B. Kemp to
be associate justice of the supreme
court in Houolulu, William H. Edines
for the first circuit ahd I.. L. Burr for
the second circuit of Maui
SIR ERIC GEODES
PRAISES1
ERICA
;(' FRIDAY, MARCII ' 8, 1918.
1TH0USANDS STOLEN
FROM POSTOFFIGE,
ESTED
ft -
H. Melim and F. Cunha Taken Into
, Custody By United States
' Marshal On Serious Charge
of Valuables Much Money
Is Believed Taken
Theft in the Honolulu postoffiee
which it is belioved will reach a total
of many thousands of dollar, in which
prominent jewelry concern and patron
ira of the registry division are the
sufferer, culminated yesterday after
noon in the arrest of Harry D. Melim,
a night clerk at the post office, by Uni
ted State authorities.
The thefts that have been traced so
far extend over a period of one year,
although it is believed that they will
be found to extend over the entire
period of five years during which Melim
ha been employed in the mailing
division.
Before the arrest of Melim, United
StateaJIarshsl J. J. Smiddy found
S" ilea ',6t' registered letter with the
nvejope torn open and other evidence
i4 the room Of the young nan at 1078
Kinao Street, where he makes hi home
with hia mother.
. jfWjtth " Mllm wai arrested Frank
!unh-" employe of Catton, Neill 4
Co.; wbf wa charged with having dii
eed of $350 worth of platinum
wtiich eame through the mail address
ed to H. F. WJchman & Co.
Loese are Heavy
Other losers who were heavily hit
in the mail thefts, are Wall Dough
erty and Joseph Hehwnrti jewelry con
cern. That the list of losers will
mount rapidly with the announcement
of Melim 'a arrest is a certainty which
promises one of the most sensational
ease In the history of the -Honolulu
poetoffice.
Tklany scores of registered letter
which contained sums ranging from $5
to $50 have been turned over to A
iatant Postmaster Willinm C. Peter
sen to be used in an effort to establish
accurate estimates of the sums that
have been taken from the Honolulu
mails. No exact estimate could be made
yesterday by jewelry firms who have
hud failures in the delivery of valu
ables nor aa to the nature of the theft,
but it is believed that this will be
found to consist mainly of raw precious
metal.
Prominent Athlete
Both young men who were arrested
yesterday have been prominent in
athletics ia Honolulu for1 several years,
Melim having been prominent in foot
ball, being the present captain of the
town football team. Cunha is prom
inent a a swimmer, being n member of
the Healani Swimming Club. The
former is twenty-three years old and
the latter twenty-one.
The-complaint which directly led to
the direst of the two came from Wich
maa k Co. who mixed an important
eendgnment of platinum, which is more
valuable than gold, that should have
reached them from the mainland in
December. Having failed to adjust dis
pute concerning thia and other ship
ment which did not arrive, the firm
took, the- matter up with the postoffiee
officials last week. This was connected
ijrith a report of the purchase of a
quantity of platinum for $H0 which
wns made by Arthurii. Myhre, a man
ufacturing jeweler in the Boston
Building.
An investigation of this transaction
revealed the fact that Myhre had given
his check to Cunha for the amount, the
check bcinc; made payable to Melim.
Myhre recalled that Cunha had asked
for fhe cash in payment and when this
was not forthcoming had admitted that
the metal was the property of Melim.
This check was recovered by Marshal
Smiddy yesterday, showing Melii.i's
endorsement.
Confession Reported
When arrested nt his work yesterday
Cunha at first disclaimed all knowledge
of the transaction, but, on being shown
the check, admitted that he hnd turn
ed the check over to Melim and is also
said to hdve made a confession involv
ing mnuy other such transactions. Be
fore arresting Melim, Marshal Hmiddy
searched the room of the young man
with results which fully justified his
apprehension on a charge of grand
larceny of the I'nited States mails.
Operatives of the. marshal 's office
yesterday began a search among the
other manufacturing jewelers of Hono
lulu in an effort to locate other missing
property upon whose non - receipt
jewelers have already reported. These
are believed to be the purchasers who
were victimized into paying for the
stolen goods.
Wu Truutcd Employe
Melim has been one of the most
trusted employe of the postofriee, ac
cording to statement mad yesterday
afternoon, and his arrest caused a
shock to his fellow worker. In his
work he has had accea to registered
mail both incoming and outgoing, and,
bBinir employed at night, throughout
bis ervice, would have every oppor
tunity to make estimates of valuable
packages, to hide them and to get them
out of the building when he left in
the morning. He is under bond as a
civil service employe which will be
declared foifeit in the event of his
conviction.
Moth men were placed under bond of
11,'XMI in mi examination before I'm
ted Stales ('oiiiiiiissioner George S.
Currv, and this amount was furnished
by Cunha who was released. Melim,
however, wbh sent to Ouhu prison
h.for
wnere ne win remain until n UeariOL'
re m ui n
the
I'nited States
er, which has been set fdr Friday The
nenaltv iirovided for th off- , ,.
commission
fine of $20(10 or imprisonment of five
yoara
or both.
TWn flRF APR
iiiu miL nim
SEM I-WEFKXY. : , ,i
STARTS DRIVE FOR I
INCOME TAX MONEY
Revenue Collector Rounding Up
Those In Territory Who Have
Not Yet Made Payments
To stimulate the payment of income
tax and to keep as many a possible
from becoming delinquent and therefor
subject to drastic penalties, Col. How
ard Hathaway, collector of internal re
venue, starred a drive yesterday
throughout the Territory to round . up
all those who have not yet made their
income tax payments. The tpeeial col
lecting work Is to continue up to April
1, the period in which return must
be made and, if necessary, it will con
tinue until June 15, the period ia which
payment must be made to avoid de
linquency. While thousand of letter, and no
tice are being sent out fro the ceu
rsl office here, Deputy Collectors J. 8.
Mackenzie and K. I,. Crawford left
for other Islands, Me.Kenr.ie for
Maui and Crawford for Kauai, to aid
tax payer on those island. Aa ftooh
aa they complete a canvas of all those
listed as subject to tax payments trn
ler the war revenue act on Maui aid
Kauai, they will proceed to Hilo to. sup
plement the efforts there of August
Costn, in charge of the Hilo branch of
'he irtemal revenue office.
Karly In February Colonel Hathaway,
nctinp upon recommendations . from
'Vashington, issued a general appeal to
;ncome tax payers of the Territory
bacl on patriotic ground, asking them
'o make their payments at the earliest
"osible moment and preferably at the
time they file returns. A general re
nono was given to this appeal at the
time, but the payments fell off after
i short time and a long list of names
n all classes still remain to be heard
from. "
It is believed that some part of the
delay may be attributed to the fact
that the income tax return were much
delayed ia delivery, particularly those
for income over $3000, corporation. In
come tax returns and excee profit re
turn. Due to this delay, however, an
extension of time in which to file re
turns was granted from Mareh 1 to
April 1, so under this extension thoae
subject to the pnvment of income tax
have until April 1 in which to file their
return.
The staff of the Honolulu office and
the deputy collectors sent to the Other
islands have received special Instruc
tions to bring all pressure to obtain
oarly payments and if possible, pay
ments accompanying return. It is em
nhaaized that these payment mnst be
n cash, draft, money order or iy certi
fied check. '
,
WASHINGTON-, March 5 (Aaioelatv
ed Pras) Secretary Lanalng received
advices today that Count Cxernin, Aus
trian foreign minister, haa informed
the Rumanian premier that unlesl Ru
mania yielda, the country will be eruh
ed. Austria agrees to preserve the in
tegrity of the present ruling dynasty
if Rumania will cede the Dobrud'ja dis
trict and allow the "rectification of
her boundaries."
BEAT AND HOLD UP
CHINESE HACK MAN
Badly beaten up about the head,
Chun Kim, a forty-year old Chinese
hack driver, reported to the police last
night that he had been attacked and
robbed on the Ala Moana Road near
Allen, by several men whom he be
lieved were Filipinos.
Kim said he was pulled from his
hack aud knocked unconscious and his
money and conveyance taken. The
horse aud hack were found two hours
later near the Waikiki hotels.
The wounds on Kim's head appeared
to have been inflicted by a blunt in
struuient.
Several suspicious persons found in
the vicinity of the attack last night
were booked for investigation by the
police, on the chance that they might
turn out to be the hack man 's as
sailant. Some of them were Filipi
nos. CREW OF SEEADLER
IS TAKEN TO CHILE
VALPARAISO, March 6 (Asoi
nted Pres) Bringing with her the
crew of the Seeadler, the Chilean
steamer Falcon arrived yesterday from
the Easter Islands.
The German are reported to have
reached the Easter Islands on a sloop
which later aunk, they said, and loft
them stranded until picked up by, tho
Falcon.
EfJD CF EMBARGO UPON
STEEL IS INDICATED
TOKIO, March 5 (Special to Nippu
Jiji)1 Roiand Morris, ambassador to
lapan from the United States, ha
been asked to conclude the steel and
shipping negotiations which have been
earned on between the United States
and Japan. According to the arrange
ments the United State will furnish
one tou of steel to Japan for every
two tons of shipping furnished by the
Japanese.
"BARNEY" BARUCH NAMED
WASHINGTON, March 6 (AsHo.-i
ated Press) Bernard M. (Barney i
Maruch, one of the best known msn "in
New York business and financial world
has been selected to head as chuirriiau
the war industries board which he will
reorganize and coordinate with other
working departments of the govorn
uient.
Bad Weather Holds
Back Forces
From BigOlfenSive
Despite Rains and Mud Raids Are
continuedBritish Take Pris
oners and German Lose Heav
ily Pershing Sends Casualty
List
NEW YORK, March 6 ( Associated
Pres) Bad weather prevailed yester
dty on both Wester and Italian fronts
precluding the poMiblllty of the start
of the great off f naive movement
whleh have been recently indieated.
Despite rains and mod there were
raids of considerable magnitude carried
on in some of the sectors.
Southeast of 1-en the British launch
ed a strong raiding force against the
enemy and wtth considerable success.
They rushed the enemy trenches, took a
number of prisoner and brought back
several machine guns . as trophies of
their expedition.
West of Lena the German ahelled
violently and behind thi barrage its
raiding forces advaheed. Their attack
ailed and they withdrew In eotiaider
able disorder, after suffering bcrrvy
easualites, leaving prisoners, wounded
and dead behind.
On Monday night the German force
attempted a raid upon s aeries of
trenches of an American sector. Thi
aid waa successfully repulsed, the Teu
ton leaving a number of prisoners in
the hands of the Americans.
General Pershing eabled the names
of a lieutenant and five men killed on
March 1; and of five who were severe
ly wounded on that date. He also gave
the name of a lieutenant who wu
wounded and three enlisted men who
were wounded in an engagement on
February 27.
Unable To Determine Whether To
Disband and Join In New
Party Organization
CHICAGO, March 6 f Associated
Pre) The Prohibition party la dead
locked on the question of sacrificing
it own politic! entity and uniting
with the new National party which
will open its convention today. No
action on the question of merger was
aken by the Prohibitionist yesterday.
While leaving the all important
question of uniting with the Natioaal
party and jrivine up it own name i
abeyance . the Prohibition convention
took other important action yesterday.
There wa formed national dry fed
eration which will inelude practically
everjr prohibition aociety.j in very
eountjr of the. United, State hnd which
will wqrk for the adoption' of the
amendment to the constitution ' whleh
provide, for federal prohibition of the
'iqnor traffic. William Jennings Bryan
was selected as its president and the
headquarter will be located at Pitts
burgh. Orr Nation Waar
Nation wide prohibition within nine
ty daya ia declared to be a possibility
by some of the leader of the Prohibi
Hon party convention, in session here
today.
Demanding immediate national prnhi
bition, Virgil Hinshaw, chairman of
the national committee, opened the
convention thia morning.
"If all the forces pull together, we
ran secure prohibition within ninety
day," be declared. "We should reach
every union' And every manufacturer's
organisation, and the farmera as
well."
OF
LINES WILL BE TAKEN
WASHINGTON, March r-(Associ
ated Press) It wa made known today
that the President intends to take
over for the United State the Hamburg-American
and North (iernian
LJoyd wharves at Hoboken, structures
worth millions. Special legislation by
congress will be necessary to accom-
pllsh
tbipnrpaae.
Then It's Time to
Cali a Halt
If you drink beer or liquor, even
moderately, look out for kidney trou
ble. Alcohol will weaken the kidney
in time eodj then you may expect uri
nary difflflultiee, backache, rheumatic
attacks, diaxy spells, nervousness, or
ick headache. Dost wait for worse
trouble. Use Doan 't. Backache Kid
ney Pill. They help weak kidneys,
whatever the cause. Thousands thank
Doan 's for quiek relief.
"When Your Back is Lame Remem
lier the Name." (Don't simply ask for
a kidney remedy ask distinctly for
Doan' Backache Kidney Pills and take
no other). Doan' Backache Kidne
I'ills are sold by all druggists and store
keepers, or will be mailed on receipt o
price by the Holllster Drug Co., m
Hensop --'til ti. Co., agents for the
Hawaii., fiends. ( Advertisement i
PROHIBITIONISTS
ARE DEADLOCKED
IN DESPERATION- ;
RUSSIAFMUT
LONGER MUST
GEHI ENEMY.
Ratification of Treaty In MoscdW.
Is Considered Improbable and
Intervening Time May Be Used
To Reorganize Red Guards -
GERMANS REPORTED TO
...
BE PUSHING, ONWARD
Petrograd May Be Abandoned to
tnemy and Stand Made Fur
ther On Siberian Situation
Remains In Unsettled State '
WASHINGTON, March 6 ' 7
(Associated Press) Peace :Y
between Russia and Germany id'
by no means finally assured. It' i'
is deemed improbable that the -soviets
which are to be held for ' c
All-Russia in Moscow on MarcbY
12 will ratify the treaty. Alreadyv ,;f
the work of organizing forces to.,;. T ,
resist has been commenced. .Thb;'vx : y
information was contained in : '
Reuter's despatch from Petrr .;i
grad to London. The despatch-7 w
said the ratification of the peace'"- ' -treaty
by the convention wtiich fit.'i' ,f"
to meet in Moscow and which p " '
will act following the endorse-," '
ment expected by the Petrograd ; ; ",
government is not considered
probable. It added it -was probr .'; -able
the fortnight delay that , is .
offered under the Brest-LttovsV .
agreement will be utilized loir the ; V
organization of the Red Guard,' ' ' "
STORM COMING r A.
Lenine and Trotzky are report-
ed to be preparing to bow before '! ;
the storm of protest that is cer- V
tain to come with the publication !; 1 ' ,
of the full peace terms. Reports
of the probability of their, resig- ' ' ,
nation came from Berlin, ittdicit,-U;-;; ..
ing a doubt in the minds ,Qf jtlve .
Germans of the acceptance o( the
agreement which" 'fhe de1e'gates'v, v.
reached. ":i vVU..:.:
Contradiction of 'th ''reports v ' " 1
that Germany had ceased its
vasion of Russia was found in re-' '
ports yesterday that the advance ' '
upon Petrograd was being con-V-tinued.
There were also repbris ".'-'J:.
which indicated the Russians are
preparing to evacuate Petrograd "
and make their stand beyoitdX- V
These reports said the Russians
were already destroying such
stores as could not be readily v
moved. . , ;
SIBERIAN QUESTION .
The matter of the sending of
an army of invasion or 'for pro-(
tection by Japan jnto $iberia ap;'1
pears not to be fully settled. A" "
Reuter's despatch from Tokio
which was received in London
said Japan was pursuing a policy,
of wstebf ul waiting anil desired to
avoid arousing a feeling of enmity
against the Allies among loyal - Rue-''
sians who are still anti-German. It,,
also said there was a probable agree
ment between Japan and China.
Other Tokio despatches said tha sit-'
uation waa considered grave by the
Japanese press and was absorbing great
attention. Cabinet ronfereneea were
reported to be frequent and there) wa -a
full realisation of the responsibill
tie which may rest upon Japan.
It is Unofficially learned here' aa"
agreement has been reached between
the Allies and Japan to which the
United States offers no objection Sad
general principle laid down for the
conduct of Japan in connection with
Siberia though these principles have,
not been announced. -
The French cabinet is reported to
have discussed thi lubjoct yesterday
as did President Wilson and hi cab
inet and the London Evening New an
nounced the subject had been flnaUy
settled.
Senator Lewis of Missouri declared
in a epeeeh in the senate yeterdy
that the United State is not Involved
by treaty, agreement or understand
ing ia the Japanese plan for an ex
pedition to Siberia.
He said that the United State hsi
no understanding as to whether Japan
shall or shall not send troupe to Bus
si a.
"There is no compact nor privileges
concerning the 1'hilippiues and Mexi
co, which is not enjoved bv other
friendly nations," he said. "Whatever
Japan is doing in the war is done
s the result of her alliance with Eiw
laud."
PERSIAN CABINET OUT
WASHINGTON, March IV (Aocl
t-iated Press) A consular despatch
says that the Persian cabinet ha re
signed.
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