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TTAWAIIAN "GAZETTE.
ins
First JPremierpf Revo
lutionary Russia Or
ganizing Ahtl
vist Force
Russian Admiral add
General Prepared To
Invade Siberia To
ward Irkutsk
LONDON, March 10 (Associ
ated Press) Prince Lvofr,
who was premier of the first pro
visional government of Russia
following the overthrow of Caar
Nicholas and who it recognized
throughout the world as the inost
capable administra tor hi the Vahk
of the Social : Revohitiohista; is
heading, ' a movement for, the
creation of a government of Li
beria, in opposition to the Bolshe
viki. His temporary headquar
ters are at Peking, from where be
is negotiating with the Japanese
government for-ssistancJ;i''
This news 'comes, from Petro
grad, being confirmed by "des
patches from. Peking,' th 'state
ments of t h e correspondents
agreeing that the, organ)ia,tion of
ths proposed government U wall under
way. The Petrograd orgasf of the KoV
sherlki ' publishes a despatch, from Ir
kutsk, Siberia, which sayi:
WAITING TOR J AT AN
"Ths ex-President of tne Council ' of
Minister! of KsTolnttonarv Buasla,
Prince George Lvoff, hat constituted
new Russian gorerament of ths rat
East, the temporary MS of which to at
Peking. This govrwnaew-4tamag
ths landing of a Japanese military
fore at Vladivostok, in order to enter
ElberU with thr -JkpKa .''
"The Vladivostok wtlit u tov'no-
broung m'tmurytr'type xkr mm
tarv expedition from Japan, and' it
forming a Bod army.""
The correspondent of thi Asooclatod
Press at Peking cabje that JSbUW. for
the restoration of a- popular government
In Siberia under Admiral Kotekak,
former commander .of , ,kp. : Busslan
Black Sea fleet,' fatWl'Wjii'iray, the
plana taking the shape of the organisa
tion of an army to cooperate with the
anti Bolsheviki loaders In Siberia.
ADVANCE OK XBSUTSS
Already this newly formed Kuaaian
organisation has begun ennatlnf men,
placing those under Oeneral Bemaoff,
whose headquarters are established la
Manchuria, near the Transbaikalia. Una.
The proposal la that ho eroea lato Ir
kutsk Province and advance upon the
capital, there to await tho aaalstanoo of
Japan in men and money. St, la claimed
here that Oeneral Semenofl has already
secured the pledge s Japan for finan
cial and military backing.
AiBEADY LANDED
The Novaia Zhln, a Petrograd paper,
publishes a claim that already a Jap
anese military force has boon landed at
Vladivostok. The newspaper says that
as long ago as January 12 a Japanese
cruiser arrived In Vladivostok harbor
and two warships followed two days
later; and that shortly after this 4000
soldiers were landed. The admiral of
the fleet assured the Vladivostok au
thorities that the landing should not
be considered the beginning of military
operations but was merely to protect
Japanese subjects In tho section.
News of the alleged landing of these
troops was sent out from Tokio by cor
respondents at the time, bnt was offi
cially denied by the Japanese govern
ment. FATHER OF THE
RUSSIAN REVOLT
I'rinre Lvoff, reported to be at the
licHd of the new anti Bolsheviki move
mcnt in Hihcria, was the organiser of
tin1 I'll ion of the Zemstvos, through
which KuHHia was organised for the wsi
iijniiit the Teutons and from which
s.rmiK t'1" movemeot for the over
throw of the autocracy when .it be
mine apparent that Russia was being
betrayed to her foes by thoato In high
roimiiund.
In an article, describing bis career,
which appeared at the time he became,
the first premier "of the BussiVi (PrS-
iKionsl Oovernment, it - states ttikt!
I'riiice I. voff was born In Dresden,' but
iiiitc us u child he returned with -his
(iiirentii to Moscow, where h waa''edu
i a t I Hint where he completed hi le
gnl traiuing. H was also in Moscow,
ii city to which he is deeply attached,
t Imt he Imihii to play his part in sd
iii i n i t rut i ve matters, and devoted him
xelf to the work of the Zemstvoa, of
which he was a meraber.v kit proved
bin extraordinary capacity as an or
giiuixer during thoso periods of fm
inc which occur periodically in certain
nf the Kubiuii provincwy, Thanks to
hiN energetic intcrveution, the lives of
t lioimands and thousands of men were
xiited. 13 ut it wu during the Rosso
.In .n iicne Wur that ths .reputation of
uncan pprpvatot Move
.
Ag
amst Bolsheviki Giveh
Ambasiador Morrii Notifies Ententfi Envovi In Tokio That Wash.
t'iv Inflton Will Not Protest Lenlne'i Supporter! Falling Away
c from Him and Refuse To Listen To Urpjngs That Peace Treaty
l Rn' Annrnuart .
Be ADDroved
4 TOKIO, March 10 (Special by Cable to Hawaii Shinrx
-A diplomatic conference has
ibassadors of the United States, France, England and Italy,
at which the matter of ths) participation of Japan in Siberia,
' for thi protection of the interests of the Entente, was con
tidered. ,..
- At this conference, Ambassador Morris stated that the
' . United States would interposa do objection to Japanese mili
tary action.
WASHINGTON. March 10 f Associated Press) Premier Lenine's sua
porters are fast deserting him, while a continues to urge the ratification of
the peace treaty entered into at Brest Utovsk. He has few adherents left
and tho, popular tide Is runulng strongly agates! both him and Trotsky.
,. Petrograd is rapidly emptying 6f its Inhabitants, all who are with the
meaas to escape the oncoming Germans ksviqg left the city. Yesterday the
last f the government departed, the. people's (Onunlssioncrs' leaving for Mm
eOWj ths new seat of government. " i ' ''. ,
r J " ONE 0OMMT8SI0NEB J&fl , O BULB
' - ttommlseipnor Lnnacharsky, the minister of education, is alone is-prrsent-.ng
the government st Petrograd, resaofntag behind to exrcle the extra
ordinary powers voted to him by the people's commissioners. The tssk oi
rnltng the eity devolves upon hint alone, jwlth the power of life and death
is his hands. , , ,V . '
Trotsky Is reported to have bees dropped from the foreign ministry, the
deputy foreign minister, M. Tchitcherin. acting is his place!
QBAXD DUXB MIOHABL PEEBD
ThC Petrograd press announces the release by the . Bolsheviki of the
Urand Puke Michael Alexandroviteh, brother of the former Cear, who hat
been closely eonflned in his home sines thfl overthrow of the monarchy.
A despatch dated March S was receivWd at the state department vSter'
.lay from Ambassador Francis, who was then st Vologda. The despatch an
nounced the safety at that time of all the Americans at Vologda. The am
bassador stated that he had left one attkelie. pt the American embessy at
Petrograd. - , 'T
SOCIAL REVOLUTIONIST! BUST
News by. way of London states that the Social Revolutionists in Russia
have declared to organise the " National Guard" add overthrow the Rolsb
VlkV organising a new revolutionary -movement. Doctor Eleff of Moscow
Cnlverslty is said to be one of its leaders,' and Us aim is to organize armed
Opposition to the BolsheVikt.
'r ; -Th amv is organising in the Don River districts and the Cossacks therr
nrh'sStd 16 be supported the ssovement. Tho leaders are planning to Intro-
f tfuee hureVublic with a coalition government, and it is indicated that they
srsvlncltMdte accept the Uermsn-itoishoviki peace terms.
"Janothe despatch states that ths Germans arc still operating against the
Russians, German destroyers having recently sunk two Russian tranrportr
near tho 'Aland Islands. ' ' --
Prince tVOn became soqoeetionably es
tablished. He reached the Far "East
with very limited resources, provided
solely, ks he told Kouropatklne, the
then Russian commander-in-chief, with
thS sympathy of the whole of Russian
society for the cause which he pro
posed to - serve.
Saved wis Convoys
.i In organising the work of the sani
tary sections of the Zemstvos, in
credible difficulties had to be over
eomei 'Not only waa he short of ma
terial, but he bad to struggle againit
the bureaucracy to prevent his move
ments being hampered. With the hoK
aid of his secretary and s hospital at
tendant be elaborated plans by which,
to carry out his tremendous task. He
would then ride immense distances to
get s'Junt Idea of how far practical his
schemes' had proved, and. to watch the
army of 10,000 workers which he had
formed to deal with the - ambulance
woVK At time" of the retreat Of
Uao-Yang, the sanitary formations and
a large" number of commissariat con
voys had to be 'evacuated In a few
hours under a rain of shells which were
bursting in si! directions. The Chincv:
workmen had begun to yield to panic,
but tho calm attitude of Prince Lvcff
prevented this, and whew Anally every
thing was reaity for the start and it
wss possible for the convoys to leave
Prince Lvpff gave ths order briefly in
tho words: "There is nothing more we
csn. do bere.".
KSfpSI. Lvoir w.. elected to i
the Duma and sttached himself to the
VCMcrc rarry. u vook pun in me ra
siri the maniferto. In eon.em.ence of
" "! " . .
n.u he wss trted by the Oadet Party ...
the historical paJacs belonging to I
Prince DolgoroukoB la Moscow. Prince
r..T HeeUred th.t h- h.d not ftiimed !
the Viborg manifesto, simply because
he did not approve of It and that no
party discipline eould ever make him
act in opposition to his convictions. He
was acquitted and his right to renmin
in the party recognised. But hu re
tired soon after, declaring that he had
need of freedom to work.
Besides his, capacities as si. or
ganizer, Prince Lvoff is also a writer of
taleut, and in addition to the incred
ible amount of work which he has com
passed since the beginning of the war,
he has found time every week to con
tribute an article to the Zemstvos Bul
letin. He has also written for the im
portent periodicals.
The original Russian revolution wok
.... -
in great measure .the product of this
' this i
man's work. History will in all prob-
ability call him the father of tho Rus
sian revolution.
-- e
ONLY "DRY" TOWN
WASHINGTON, March 1ft (Asso
ciated Press) Secretary of the Navy
Daniels announces that the five mile
"dry cone" around eight of the naval
training camps is to become effective
on nest Haturday. This dry rone in
to, permit of-no eieeptions, irrespective
ff th fact , that some of the eight
am pa are wjtuin nvs miles of lurue
centers of population, in all of which
tb saloons sad hotel bars ara to close.
. , . .
fAMJJx VVBbITY. I
Kvery fsnjily should be provided with
Chamberlain's Pain Balm st all times. I
Sprains may be cured lq much less time
when promptly treated. Lame baek,
lame shoulder pains in the side and j
chest and rheumatic pains are some of
the diseases for which it is especially
valuable. Try this liniment and become
acquainted with its qualities ami vmi
ill never wish to be without it. For
sale by all dealers, fenson Smith &
Co., Ltd., agents for Hawaii. Advt.
- t at m. - Jsi
"been held between the sm-
,
Efforts of Heney and Federal
Trade Board Are Further
Effectually Halted
CHICAGO, March ( Associated
!'rcss)-i-The Chicago federal circuit
ioori of appeals today quashed the
seareh wsrrant issued by Federal Dis
trlct Judge I.'sadis wftch allowed Fran
cis J. Heney, counsel " for the federsl
trade commission, ih ' tho . packing in
liilrjr, o.makoan,exSmlnaU6h of the
letter -fliee of Henry VVeeder, aUomey
ror rwrrt. a uoj packers, t Ths decision
however, is "without bar to further
proceedings." Heney has declared his
intention of continuing the fight to
have an official examination of the
documents of the packers, declaring
mar it wiu prove uey naye .combined
illegally. The federal trade board is
nor seeking congressional assistance in
the shape of legislation 'through which
i' may secure the correspondence which
iieney nas been seeking to obtain.
HUNDRED QUESTIONNAIRES
YET REMAIN UNCLAIMED
. .n' husdrssl queationnnirss have yet
in ne claimed at iwai Krumni
Biar( N . . - T ";"".T
in.;. These persons have not vet been
I ....... .bo. I TL. 1 - - " ; .
. 'C" " ''"K
inr many or xnem. while it is nresnmnri
some have left the Territory.
I hu board baa a large number of
11 nil I cards issued irivinir the exact
classification of each registrant. These
cur-Is would be in the possession of the
regixtrnnts for future identification. If
a Hmft uge map has not his final card
i he nmy face trouble If the authorities
happen to drsCpvcr this fact
Most of these cards are for Japanese
romr rams.
SECOND TO PERSHING
NOT YET DETERMINED
WASHINGTON, March lfr-(Asaoci
ated fress) Who will command the
first field armv under Oeneral Pershlnir
ha not yet been determined and it
suid that it has not boon formally and
officially discussed. The question Is,
however, one of much speculation in
army circles.
NEEDS FOR ORDNANCE '
- REQUIRE LARGE AMOUNT
WASHINGTON Maireh (Associa
ted Prcas) Another f huge war bill
looming up is that asked as an urgent
deficiency appropriation for the ord
nance department, which wants con
gress to appropriate 400,000,000 prin
cipally for heavy guna.
-.
CENSUS OF HEBREWS
IN HAWAII IS ASKED
In i oii.munication received by the
Cmw'inur yesterday from Delegate Ka
li o it ix requested that a census of all
i f ....... ;.. kA t...: v.. . i
oilier with their occupations aud other
data. Accompanying the Delegate's
letter whs a communication thut had
!' itddreeseil to him by HumMon D.
Opprnhi-ini, J. D. inspector of the bu-
resn of Jewish statistics.
This letter states that the bureau of
Jewish ri'Noarch is en caned in
makinc
for the United States department of
commerce a census of Hebrews through
out the United States and its territories
mid ask the Delegate to aid in the
work in the Territory of Hawaii.
ORDER FOR SEARCH
QUASHED BY COURT
TORNADO, IN OHIO
LEAVES WAKE
OF DEATH BEHIND
Known It Swept Wide Area But
Crippled Wires Give Incomplete
Casualty Ust Town of Twelve
Hundred Reported To Have
Been Wiped Out t
UKA, March lo (Aftxt4
Press) --Tar oat of ths usual son-,
son for such atmospheric dlstara
anas t vlobsnt tornado ysstsr.
day swept ever Northwestern Ohio ,
cmttlng a wide swath ss it moved
sad leaving death and destruction
in Its wake. t
test night tho wire servica was
still badiy crippled but such re
ports ss eould be secured from ths ',
surrounding eovntry Indicated that
at least ton were dead, numbers
Injured and ths property loss was
heavy.
At Van Wert It is reported that,
four were killed and several In
jured. Ths town of Continental, Ohio, Is
reported from Fort Warns, In
diana, to have been wiped out hat
ths despatch says nothing of casus -Has.
It is a small town of 1800
Inhabitants.
Such csporta as have com la over
' the crippled wires indicate that the
.damage waa wide spread. Trac
tion line 'officials say that ths
, towns surrounding this city wcrs
" all' more or. less damaged by the
; high .winds..
fl
EKCRETARY
OF NAVY IS DEAD
yieyer Had Been Ambassador To
Italy and Russia and Post
master General Also
BOSTON, March 10 (Associated
Press) George von I.engerke Meyer,
-ostmaster general under President
ioosevelt and secretary of navy nndei
'resident Taft died here yesterday, the
fatal termination of his illness havinr
wen expected for several days. Al
hough still under sixty yesrs of egi
is life had been one of usefulness it
usiness, in polities, in the diplomatic
oroe and in official life at Washington
Former Secretary, of Navy Meyer
vaa born in this city June 24, 1838
ml was educated at Harvard Univers
ty where he secured the decree of Bat
helor.of Arts in 1879. He was active
v engaged in business as a merchant
nd a trustee from thnt year until
'erves City First
The first politic si office held by Sec
etary Meyer was as a member of the
Boston common council to which he
as elected in 1880 and two years later
was .leered a member of ths tocd
f aldermsn, ' He was 'si member of the
. Mie or representatives of Massarhu
etts from 1892 to. 1397, serving e
reaker for the last three years of that
eriod,.,From 1898 to 1904 he was i
.ember 'of the Republican Nations
Tmmittee.
In 1900 President MeKinley name."
'eyer ambassador extraordinary am
linistcr plenipotentiary to Italy wherr
e served for five years, being nm
i ambassador to Russia In 1905 and
"maining at Petrograd' for two yean
hen he returned to accept the post
tauter general portfolio jn the eabine'
f President Roosevelt. Under Presi
ent Taft, when he assumed office Mcy
r hecnjine secretury of navy,
"pisode In Italy
It is recalled that while Meyer wu
rnhnssador in Italy, in 1902. he han
led a delicate situation whieh follow
d the arrest of officers of the IT. S. S
hicHgo who had an altercation with
he police of Venice while on shon
ave and resisted arrest when take
ito custody. This episode occurred af
r Itnlian lynching in this countr'
nd for a time feeling in Italy rai
i;h. It. was s case which requirer'
cry delicate handling to avoid wound
e the feeli n's of Ttsllan officials am1
as satisfactorily bundled by then Am
nssador Meyer.
:
u
E" THEATER
Twelve Are Killed, Ten Children
and More Than a Score
Seriously Injured
WINCHESTER, Kentucky, March It
(Associated 1'ress) A doaen are
dead, ten of them children, twenty
'hroe persons are in the hospital sen
usly iujured aud thirty others arc
flittering from minor injuries as the
result of a disnntcr which Ame upon
I moving picture theater 4iere wii'le
t was crow .led w ith spectators at the
performance lust evening.
A building adjacent to the theater
had recently been burned but the wnl'
had not yet been torn down. This
collapsed lust niht c rushing numbers
beneath it and creating a panic which
resulted iu the death or injury of
others.
AMERICAN CASUALTY""
LISTS "SHOW INCREASE
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Associs
ted Press (--The first expurgated list of
osiialties given out here today shows
thnt l.ieut. Louis Jordan was killed in
ictioii and l.ieut .John tireene wounded
two privates killed in action, twenty
four wounded, two killed in accidents
nd eiuht died of deuMC
This list is given out under the new
"rrangement which does not refer to
the regiments or other military organ
isution of those figuring in the casually
Ust.
ORIYl
WALL COLLAPSES ON
IVI
Where Funds
Work In Germany Went To
American Dupes of Hun Disloyal
ists Gave Up Their Dollars
Which Doctor Dernburg Spent
To Corrupt Other Americans,
According To Testimony Be
fore Senate Committee
WASHTWOTOH. March 10-(Asse-
clstod Press) How thousands of gene
rous Americans were duped into holp-
r pay ror tns spreading of tho Oor
maa propsgsada throughout the tfnltsd
tatss, money being collected from
thorn under ths guise of Ocnnaa Bod
Oross funds or for such specious pleas
as --to nuy milk ror starving German
babies," was revealed yestorday before
ths senate committee Investigating tho
shargas of disloyalty made acsinst tho
Oormaa-Amorican Alliance, tho charter
of which it is proposed to annul bv tos-
UaUUon.
Yesterday evidenoe waa submittsd to
(how that mora than eisht hundred
thousand dollars collected ostensibly
for war relief work in Oermatrv and
handled by representatives of the alll-
anoe wss never sent to Oermany at all
nor need in any way for ths purpose
for which it wss collected from many
sympathetic Americans. On ths con
trary, it was tnrnsd over to Dr. Bar
nard Dernburg, who had in charge the
leadership of ths German propaganda
la ths United flutes.
IMPLY COVER FOR
) DISLOYAL WORKERS
The committee hearings are on a blM
introduced by Senator King of Utnn
X annul the charter of the alliance,
the case against the alliance Is-bsisa
'ed by Oustavus Ohlinger, a Toledo
iftorney, who charges that tho Ger-nan-American
Alliance is simply 'a
over for the spreading of pro-Qemioo
propaganda in the United States. ,
Declaring that much of ilia ' testi
mony is based on information' -tsken
from literature sent to members,- Oh
Inger says the operation of tho ofganl
nation in the United States is similar
to the . propaganda system by ' which
Germany brought Austria under its
comnlete Hnminfttinn
Ohlinger makes it plain that he does
L
NEW ZEALAND SAYS
Insists Lloyd George Wrong In
His Proposals Would Retain
Lands Taken From Huns
OTTAWA, March 10 (Associated
Press) New Zealand demands that
German Samoa shall be retained. It
objects to toe plan of leaving the status
of Germany ' former colonies to a peace
confsrjvaco.or of permitting ,,ths , in
habitants of such, former colonies U
letermine for themselves to what coun
try they shall give 1 allegiance. Ue
(patches received here from Welling
ton tell of strong opposition voiced in
S'ew Zealand and Australia to the pro
KtsaJs Voiced hv I.lovd Genrirn in rof.
irence to the disposition of German
olonies when oeaen has h..i .,...rd
In parts of New Zealand the feeling
is so strong that it is openly declared
if Samoa and other fnm,., n.,.n
oossessinns in th Hnnrh Ku.s .l,.lt K.
MUST HO
0 SAMOA
','iven back to Germany there will be,8e?l,or said the government adhered
formed a "Republic of New Zealand. ,he prineipl's thst it is the right of
Beport of Lloyd George's speech
recentlv re.iut is K.. 7in lA
Australia have tended to revive the
controversy that has previously been
much discussed and has tended to
rystalliae the feeling that the Islands
for which the Antipodesas fought and
which they won at the outset of the
war must be retained.
"v
CHARGES A PLOT
Says
His Indictment Will Not
Stop His Ambition
MILWAUKEE, March 10 (Associ
ated Press) Victor L. Bergor, who
was the first Socialist ever elected to
..... . .) i.i. i...j ...
s uu ,.r
. V, fiiuila fiat K.LAI .J W!
the Socialist ticket ss mayor of Mil
waukee, haa announced his candidacy
for the United States Senate from
Minnesota. Berger waa recently in
dicted for conspiracy in a blanket in
dictment by the federal grand jury in
Chicago charging many with plotting
to foment strikes. He declares that
this indictment is s part of a political
plot against, him and thst it will not
interfere with his campaign for the
senate. Thia ia the second time he bus
offered himself for a toga, his nume
being voted on in the Minnesota leg. a
lature in 1904.
Berger, who is a native of Austria,
has had a stormy political career. A a
editor of the Milwaukee Vorwaerts for
six years, ef the Wahrweit and of
the English Socialist paper, the Mil
waukee Leader, he waa prominent in
Socialist circles. He helped organixe
the Socialist Party and waa a strong
follower of Eugene V. Debs, He hns I
been a member of the executive com
mittee of the national committee of
the Socialist Party since its formation, i
I
DUST OF REDMOND WILL
REST UNDER IRISH SOD
LONDON, March 0( Associated
I'ress) The body of John Kedmond,
Irish leador, who died a few days aco
after an operation, Is being taken to
Ireland and will be interred there,
probably on Sunday, in the family
vault at Wexford.
For War Relief
Hot desire to create the Impression
that all members of the alliance were
eosscious of having worked against
tM Interests of the United State.
The real propagandist in the organi
sation, he says, subtly urged members
to further the interests of Ocrmany.
A former president of the alliance.
C. J. Hexainer of Philadelphia, re
reived from Emperor William in 1004
the Fourth Order of the Red Eagle for
his "services to Herman kultur" in the
United States It was llexamer, he
asserts, who sent telegraphic messages
to the presidents of the State alliances,
instructing them to wire President Wil
son that a majority of the ritisens of
their Ststes opposed drastic action
against Oermnny as the result of the
sinking of the Lusitnnia.
Preceding the national political eon
ventio In 1!!, the alliance worked
against the renomlnatinn of President
Wilson and for the defeat of Theodore
Roosevelt for the Republican nomina
tion OS the theory that both were op
posed to (lermnn interests in this
country.
A letter adressed to Herman Anie-ri
cans in this country, published In an
alliance bulletin isueil in Chicago,
urged all citizens of (lern.au descent
to vote "only for those who favored
Germanism." Tlint letter, says Oh
linger, was written by former Ropreson
tative Barthold of Missouri, who was
active in obtnining passage of the b'll
giving the alliance its charter.
In an alliance bulletin issued in July,
1917, a writer declared that every Oer
man in the I'nited States is a pioneer
iu German kultur and that he hail beet.
Krouil of It as a means of showing his
yalty to his nativo country. In the
same issue, a poetic writer declared Ir
verse that the oath of allegiance to the
United States did not inch.de a derlars
tion that he would fight against Ger
many. '
The by-laws of the organisation
belie ita real purposes, Ohlinger de
clares, for, although they declare. One
object is to teach American ideals t
German immigrants, there ia so record
that that is being done. On the other
hand, he declared, the entire activity
in that respect is confined to urging
the teaching of German in the public
schools. '
AUSTRIAN BUDGET
Is' Provisional and Covers Only
. ,Four Months von Seydler
Talks Four Hours
AMSTERDAM, March 10 (Assoe.ia
ted Press) After Premier von Seydler
hsd talked to the Austrian reichsrath
for four hour yesterday, that body
passed a provisional budget to cover a
four months' period. If was failure to
seeurs tus adoption f badget, owing
to the opposition of the socialists and
the Insistent demands for peace that
resulted in the overthrow of the old
government and brought hron Seyd
ler to the fore to form the new cabinet
several weeks ago. The effect of thr
peace with Kossia had as much to dc
wi,b ,Jle psssing of the budget as .
. he speech of von Seydler who had
did
to
,mot auet his powers of persua
i "on to socurs-ths passage of the fou.
months' provision.
In ni speeeh to the reichsrath von
" Autnan people to nave self gov
ernment within their own territories
u Blao '"do'sod the principle of self
i determination of such matters by these
P'op''"' d he would see that a bill to
l,VBr ,he,e P"cles was introduced in
I thl r',oh"sth ....
following nis speech the hudKet pass
cd without further debate.
QUEEN COMPETENT IS
Trustees File Pleadings In Cir
cuit Court Defending Deed
A development in the litigation
connection with the estate of the late
Queen Lilluokalani was sn answer filed
in the circuit sourt yesterday by trus
vv vruoi iu mr
A tl. T 111 AVn I I i . . - . I .
suit of Delegate Kuhio, who began actio
I . , . ..... . .
to have the Queen's will declared invalid
ncleente Krthlo who begsn nction o
have the Queen's will declared invalid
and the trust broken on the groundi
that the Queen was mentnlly inrom
petent when she eiecuted the trust
end the wiU. Delegate Kuhio's present
suit is the second effort he has made
to break the trust, the first hnvine.
neen men several years ago. It was
lost on technical rulings.
In the answer filed yesterday the
trustees refer to this former suit and
to a ruling or me supreme court in
I connection with it to the effect thr t a
presumption existed thst I.iliuokalsni
was mentally capable when she exe-u
ted me trust. All Of the allcgatiom-
made in Delegate Kuhlo's new suit
are denied in' the answer. It is con
tended also Jsi ths answer that if th
trust were broken, the property would
on to persons other than the Delegate
WALKER IS ARRAIGNED
.linnes Walker of the Twenty fifth
'ifjmti'- v ho '-lis chnriM'd with innr
del ill the first degree in an indictment
! returned l,v the grand jury this wocl..
' vol ir H L'um ov in i firi-nii i-mirr r ...
fori' .lud'.re William H. Ileen yester
duv morning and entered a pleu of not
l-uiltv. Vtfalkor stabbed u ml UIU I
K V. McOull, a sailor ut l'eurl Harbor
I in sn nltercat.on the two had on the
street lust week.
"I had no intention
of killing him." Wnlkcr suid voter
day. The trial is set for net Thurs
dsv
REICHSRATH VOTES
l5INg
IN WEST FRONT
i
Continuance of Good
Weather May Bring
Battle On Western
Front
Air Engagements Oc
cur In Many Sectors
With British Winning
Generally
NF.W YORK, March 10 (As
siHKitcd Pressl With th
.Icrmans taking the initiative the
lighting in several sectors of the
Western front became more vio
lent yesterday and there were
added signs that the real launch
ing of a great offensive may be
expected if there shall be a con
tinuance of the favorable weather
of the past few days.
FLANDERS FRONT
Flanders was the theater where
the Ciermans launched their heav
iest attacks yesterday and the
most active sector was only
ibout a mile in length, extending;
from Menini road to Poelderhoelc
Here, after having kept the Bri
tish positions under an almost in
cessant and heavy drum fire for
twenty-four hours the fire quick
ened into a barrage yesterday
morning and an attack in consid
erable force was launched. Be
hind the barrage the grey clad
boches rushed forward and up to
the British trenches where hand
to hand encounters followed and
bayonets were fiercely wielded.
Nea r Poelderhoelc-' the boches
succeeded in driving the British
jut of 200 yards of trenches but '
a well directed British artillery
fire followed by a dashing charge
of reinforced Tommies swept the
enemy out of this small sector
and drove them back to the
refuge of their former positions.
In all other parts of this sector
the Germans failed to secure a
"oot hold. ' ' '
BERLIN REPORT
Official reports from Berlin on
he fighting in Flanders said that
Prince Rupprecht's troops in the
ourse of reconnoitering expedi
(ions entered several lively en
ounters. The official despatch
laimed the Rupprecht forces hail
aken a number of British pris
oners. Berlin also reported that Ger
man troops had dispersed scat
tered bands to the north and
:he south of the Scmerinka
Odessa line.
As on Friday there was much
nerial activity. Official reports
from London, i.ssued by the Bri
tish war office last night said
twelve enemy airships were
brought down and that three Bri
tish planes had failed to return.
There were dozens of clashes be
tween the rival aviators and the
inti-aircraft batteries were kept
busily engaged throughout the
day.
Late Friday night and early
yesterday morning enemy planes
raided Paris dropping large quan
tities of bombs and explosives.
No official report of the casualties
has been received.
Northwest of Toul the Oeroians
sought to use liquid fire sgainst the
American sector but the plan waa
checked by the fire of the Americans
who put the enemy to flight and go
iny over the top after they took foiif
flume projectors.
PEACE WITH RUMANIA
CLOSED, SAYS BERLIN
LONDON, March 9 (Associated
Press) A wireless from Russian ofti
cial sources declares that KusMa snd
KiuiiHiiin have concluded peace. Bu
mnnia promises to evacuate all those
portions of Bessarabia now . occupied
by its troops, within two months.

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