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HAWAIIAN, GAZETTE. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1917, SF.MI-WEEKLY.
PROCLAriATIOIJ S .... . . i GIVES REPUBLIC AIID CDIISTITUT Kerensky Yields To Demands of - Ultra-radicar Elements and ; Signs Declaration For Provi sional Government on Friday CABINET OF Trfi WILL v CONTROL FOR PRESENT , - : . ... .... . i k ' :t. I Situation Is Clarified and Rank and File of Army Are Loyal; Did Not Know Purposes of General Korniloff " . " RUSSIA PETROGRAD, September 17 (Associated Press) Rus- s sia has been proclaimed a repub lic and a new constitution is to be drafted,' submitted and adopt ' : cd. It is apparent that the more radical elements will be given an important part in this work. The proclamation of the republic was signed by Premier Kerensky on Friday, September 14. . Following the radical demands of the Petrograd council which ' passed resolutions approving the , program advanced by the Maxi milists and the Balshi-Vikis: and which among other things de manded the- immediate establish ... ment of a republic of Russia, Kerensky yielded and. issued the ., proclamation. : CABINET OF FIVE . For the time being all affairs of state will be entrusted by the . provisional government to a cabi net to be composed of five mem bers. This is declared to be in view of the present extraordin ary circumstances and the power ".' 'conferred upon the cabinet is plenary. It is apparent that the same radical elements which controlled . the Petrograd Council have se cured control for the time at . . least, of the soldiers and work men's deputies. That body pass i cd the same extremely radical program of Maximilists which the ..Petrograd council adopted. . It provides for the establishment , of the republic in the first place. Then it demands the exclusion $ ' , from office of all representatives , of the propertied classes from power, and the abolition of all private rights to property. The resolutions declared as reason for their passage that the tragic situation of the country required the construction of a strong revo lutionary power, free from all possibilities of a compromise with any counter revolutionary or Bourgeois elements. , - NEW CONSTITUTION Following this action by the deputies the provisional govern ; ment made the further announce ment that it had been decided to " convoke immediately a general conference of representatives of the whole organized democracy for the purpose of settling the question of a new constitution, This'conference will be given the power and capacity to call for and assemble a constitutional convention. Tk position of the govenment last ,." night wa greatly improved not with standing th continuance of tho revolt of General Kaledinea and tbe Don Cos sacks, the designs and purpoe of which r atill la doubt in Petrograd . mloda, The rank and file of the army la wholly loyal to the provisional gov eminent ai ia indicated by sweeping . investigation that have been made, ' It baa developed 'that in the Korni loff revolt many of the soldiers and their officers as well, when they march t& upon Petrograd had no knowledge ' ' ' of their objective and were free from any suspicion- of conspiracy en the part of Korniloff and in which he wii - seeking' to involve them. The grand council of Don Cossacks, sitting at Nova Teherkatk, refused to arreat Oeneral Kalediae but paesed re solution proteating vigorously against . the . charge that . the Cossacks ym , pathiaud with any counter resolution nnd declaring unswerving loyalty., to the provisional government. - ' ' ,'.'V ' ' ' ' V , .' 'J'' o'Srs'and Sai'ors fen IfowApffarsCcrtainpfPassage 'WASHINGTON September "17 (A sociatcd Preaa) Further assurance of tupport to. the adminlstrntlow In ite ef forta to aeeure the passage of the bill providing for the Insurance of the eol diera and sailor of the United (Uates were given yesterday. It now seem eertnia that af.tlon ea the measure which ha already' pained the house will not be postponed according to original plana of the senate whirl eon templnted no action until the next aea ion but that it will be taken up at an early day. Ia a memorandum Secretary MeAdoo has explained the operation of the measure: . ' Esttmat of Expenditure "I realise," said the Secretary, "that the fort involved ia the promulga te of such a comprehensive plan is a most important factor to be consider ed. Actuarial estimate were submit ted to tne. These estimntea are neces sarily of a tentative character owing to the fact that it ia imposshle to ae eure accurate data upon which to base ralculntinna. ' After careful considera tion ef these estimate and after con sultation with Capt. H. II. Wolfe, of the War Department one of the lead ing aetnarica of the country, I have reached the conclusion that if the bill is promptly enacted into law the total exMnditura for the first and second years will be aa follows! r'lnrt ynif Kmnllv sllowaftce (Hi.OMi.Oiin Keconrt resr IKK) oiai.ian J2.OIIU.ilil)) I'cnin luueinultles S.TUO.flOO i 'finiN-nMtl.n for tntttl I1wIIIU,t . mnieniMitlna for partial HliH1lr IiiMirauee amino! ileiulr and dla Mllty B. 230. 000 , 200. 000 .tV 000.000 21.000.000 rB.ono.ono ii2.m.oun Tni . HTn.t.v).oo .!. .mono "The bill ia iuteaded to meet tho essential and fundamental principles of Justice which you have so much at heart. Its main purpose ia to grant a reasonable government . indemnity against the losses ami risk Incurred in the discharge of a patriotic duty and in the performance of aa extraordina rily hazardoua service to which the government has called and forced the citizen. It provide not' only for the man but for hia family.-' "It aims to accomplish these ends by granting a reasonable measure of in- lemnity airsinst risk of loss (1) of support of the breadwinner, (2) of life and limb, (3) of present insurability at ordinary rates. Risk of Dependency "The rlHk of dependency, in the case VISITED BY ISHI1 Japanese Commission f Pays Honor To Man Who Opened Their Country To Progress ' 4sMnsasaaaB I . NEWPORT, Bhode , Island, Septem ber 17 (Associated Press) Homage at the tomb of Admiral Perry was paid yesterday by the members of the Japanese apecial mission with Viscount Isbu nt the bead. Driving to the cemetory in automo bile the party advanced to the tomb with heads bared." Lthii advanced and the Japanese sang their national an them after whiih Ishii laid upon the tomb a wreath of red and whit rosea, tied with ribbons of the same hue, the national colors of Japan. Following this ceremony Ishii spok briefly but with deep expression. He said that they did homage at the grave of the dead friend of jap a, perhaps tbo greatest friend the nation had ever known. e it was who had first brought the then hermit nation- into communication with the outaide world. Japan had him to thaok for this. It had made possible the advance, of hia people intellectually, socially and com mercially. Then ami tnere bad been established a friendship which had never been broken, despite the efforts of the enemies of both countries,, and which it was the hope of himself, his ruler ami his peoplo would forever re main firm and unbroken. TENTATIVE SITES OF HOSPITALS SELECTED Nineteen Cities Named Including Three on Pacific Coast WASHINGTON, September 17 (Aa aociated Press) Announcement of the site that have been tentatively select ed for the building of hospitals where soldiers who may have been wounded while on service in Kurop will be re habilitated, was made yesterday. There will be nineteen such establiahmeata, located in or near as many larg cities. Three will be on the Paeifie Coast, one here, another at Seattle and.- tn third at I.os Angeles. , . Other rehabilitation hospitals ar located in the Northwest, Middle-West, South aud the Atlnnti Seaboard. A to whether the site themselves for the buildings have been determined upon in the various instance or the amounts of money to be spent for buildings and equipment of each no announcement was made. THREE LIVES ARE LOST WHEN RIVERS OVERFLOW RAI.KIUH, North Carolina, Septem ber 17 Associated Press) Following torrential rains in the interior : and mountainous regions, tt reams and riv ers have overflowed their bank in varl- oua aertiOBM above here. Ho far n - pertr have been received throe death have occurred and the property Jo run high into thousands of dollars. TOMB OF PERRY IS of an enlisted man' family, Is indem nified against by aMotmewt'ef part of the pay of the - enlisted man, supple mented by family allowance granted and paid by the government." This intent, as explained, mean that the enlisted man share with the government in providing for the finan cial need of hia family- The compul sory Allotment front the enlisted man' pay must equal the family al lowance) from- tho government, with a minimum, however, of $15 monthly and a maximum of one-half pay., There is a , scale . of allowance determined by the. sir of the dependent family, so that the monthly family allowance ranges from $3 t 50, according to the number of dependent. "To instill thrift, to enable a man t build up a fund out of which he can pay the insurance premiums and, love all, better to preserve equality and de mocracy, among the members of our own forces and between them and the A Dies, provision is made enabling (he war department and the navy, depart ment, by regulation,' to compel men who do not pilot one-half of. their pay to; deposit so much of the half pay as is ' not allotted, these deposit to hear interest at 4 per cent per annum, com pounded semi-annually. f'Th risk of .disability or death as to- officers,- men and nurses while ia active service as part, of the military or. navel forces . of the .United States is indemnified agninst by. compensation pn the analogy of the workman ' com ienatloti act rather than through a pension system. ; If Total Disability Beault "If total disability results from per soanl injury, 'suffered' or disease con-: trarted in the .course of the service, the . compensation, , based on the per centage, of pay, but with a minimum: of . from $40 to $75 per month, accord- ' lng t6 th size of the family, may ia crease for the higher, officer to a max imum of $00- per month, , Com)ensa tion, is not .payable, however, while the officer receive retirement alluw ance. .''. . ,'i . , .. : , i '.'Partial disabilities are compensated for on the basis of percentages of he; compensation, for , total disability, de-i pendent upon the average impairment of earning eapncitr resulting from such Injuries in civil occupations; .Provfc- si on is mad for .commutation under regulation,. but of A part only or the compensation. ' Medical, surgical, auil hospital treatment, supplies, ami ap pliance are given. " . ' T Striking Lumber Workers Ballot To Return But May Stop After Eight Hours Work 8EATTli:, September 17 (Associat ed l'res) End . of the strike in the lumber industry bns been voted but whether it will really end is not ao certain. Further complications are apt to develop by tonight. following the vote of yesterday by the I. W, W. strikers to- return to work in the mills and lumber camp, thotixnnds declared that they would re turn to work today but would work for only eight hours. Operators declared that such an at tempt to secure an eight hour work day would fail ami they would prompt ly discharge any and all who refused to work more than eight hours aud did not complete the required day. The strike was called on July 14 and .the chief demand was for nn eight hour day. This is the point upon which they held out until the vote of yesterday and it was even then np pareut that large numbers of the men were not ready to admit defeat. SENTENCED TO TEN FOR SERVING SOLDIER SAN FBANCIHCO, September 17 (Associated Preis) Ten month' imprisonment is the penalty impos ed for selling liquor to a soldier in uniform. It was the sentence im posed by the federal court In a aion here Saturday on Frank Le Koy, the first to be convicted un der the new law. . .' v The judge said in pronouncing the Hcntence that under the parti ular rircumstaneei of this can he would not inflict the most severe penalty but that there might come before him other casea where it would be expedient and that if tb sentences he purposed to pronune at the present time proved insuffi cient to deter others from commit ting the ofTenne it will be expedient or neceMHiiry latur to inflicj: exemp- 'V '"ll!llllC-lll. PROMINENT REPUBLICAN DIES BAI.TIMORV Hntmk. irra. eiated Pre,j. 'p. Htone, lifelong and piu,uiu-Ui nepuuuean worker and er geant at nrms of the Republican Na tional rummittne, died her yesterday - " 'i ' i TREATMENT FOR DYSENTERY. Chamberlain's C'ulic and Diarrhoea Kemedy followed by a dose of castor niu eiicciuuiiy cure the most stub born eases of ilvnent inlly good fur suinmer diarrhoea l chU drn. For mile bv nil ,1 8mith ('(!., I,td.( ttg'uts for Hawaii. vu ci wi uiein. VOTE STRIKE END bU U LtK Ml ARGENTINE IS NOT tisfiedbV 'M RECALL ()?UfXBURG Minister" of Foreign Affair Says hcirent Not Closed, .Will Not Be Precipitate and Takes Wireless Plant Away Bl'fcKOjif ATRM, September 17 (Associated JPres) Recall of Ldxbnrg to KerTlrt to explain to hi home Ger man government ha not. closed th. in sident of th aw of Sweden' foreign office to, direct attack upon the. ship pingf of Argentina by Germany. Tn' was announced by , Foreign M'inister Ceyrredon hist Inht. . Further the gov ernment ha withdraw its permission An . . . . . 1 io uewany io use. or attempt to use a wireless plant'. ' .' ' ; '.. ' '. i '.' Interviewed by a representative of th' Associated Pn-sr last night th minister of oreign affairs said: ' . "The recall of Luxburg has by'no mean closed th incident. , , ".Argentine intends to act energetie afly but not pTeclpiiately, and with view of upholding the honor of th r publio and bringing the incident to a successful and satisfactory elos,'' As a precautionary measure against further information as to arrival and departure of shipping , in Argentine port, the government yesterday with drew it permission to 'German to use wireless plant which representatives of that nation had, .nnd closed the-plant ana piaoea armed guard Over It, : Substantial Increases For La i borers- In Navy .Yards, and i Arsenal Announced HiJ . WA8HIXGT0N, September ' 1 1( Af soslaled P.-en) -Important increase in the .seal at wage poid for labor, in woVk at rnited Htts navy yard and arsenals was- announced yesterday in the report of the special wago commit tee which had . been named bv the de partment f navy, war and labor. Sub atnntjal increases ar granted, sufficient, If i believd, to satisfy the workmen aaj to insure continuance of the vari ous important undertakings the govern- srnv.HB iu, progress.. . , ,The new . government wage scale is ordered to be effective as soon as the pay roll have been completed. It is nor a oviform increase for all grades' of labor employed, but varies according to want wa paid la the old scale, the evi dent intention being to give the benefit to those who most need the larger pro portionate increase. In the new scale the maximum in crease to skilled labor ia almost ten per cent. To ' th ' lower grades of labor ther is granted increase of much greater percentage. No Lives Lost and Cause Is Un determined But Will Be In vestigated By Department WASHINGTON, September 1? (A aoeiated Press) Kinking of an Ameri can submarine at her dock on Friday wa anounced by the navy department No lives were lost. The announcement of the sinking of the aubmarine at an Atlantic port says that the cause has not yet been deter mined and that an investigation will be made to determine the cause and res ponsibilitv. . Jt is expected that she will be raised within a' few daya and following this the investigation will be begun. ...... : F TOWN MADE TO MOVE Germany Removes Routers Peo ple To Ostend AMSTERDAM, September 17 (Aa soeisted Press) Removal of the entire population of Roulera, a town in Bel glum back of the German front, is in progress. Orders to remove were given to th inhabitant and they were in formed they would be given transpor tation to Ostend. This bns been fur nished to them, and the movement is well along, according to the Handcls burg. , - FORMER GRAND DUr T I II LOOT MIND PETBOOBAD, September 1.7 (Asso elated Press) Since Nicholas, the for nier Crsr, was removed rom here to Tobolsk, Michael Aloxandrovitcb, tbe former grand duke, la believed to be becoming mentally deranged. This is aid to be shown by the many petitions with which he has been bombarding the provisional government. Some of these ask privilege for hiinanlf,' others for the former Czar arid member Of hi family and others for relatives, friend and former retainers. These petitions th government ignore. ' , mm BP f IMS' MM hi SUBMARINE SINKS WHILEAT HER DOCK m DEFIES innnin an Drink Crazed Hawaiian Threat ens To Shoot First One Who Puts' Foot On His Premises, For nearly four hour Hawaiian named P'usnioU, re.iding in Kalihi. mnuka of Ksmehameha IV Road, de fied several polire officers to arrest him, and to shoot th flrst man who put foot oh bis premises. lie hnd gun ready to back ophls threat. The officers n allelt until lie fell asleep and then toofc t,e jun from the mnn and pinned him finder arrest.', He is at.bresent held at the. police atation, Vith ' ' in vestigation " written opposite hi name on'tbe blotter. ' ., Punniole had heen drinking and' had trouble with hi wife, who came to th polk Ration. ;bout two o'clock Sat- oniny morning and asked fof an nfflcer to b aetlt to make1 her, husband keep Quiet. She said nothing about , her husband naving n gun,', ' 4 ' ' Motorcycle Officer, Brsnco! went to the house'. nn.I found th man standing In the doorway with n 38-caJ. Smith k Wesson, revolver in hia hand. , Borneo started to .talk to the man. whd or dered him out" of the yard, stating that if he, didn 't Ipave hi premisca b would kill kirn. . , ' JBmnert went back toKamehameh IV Road nnd King Street and there met Motorcycle Officer Ferry, who went to the mnn '( house, r 'Xou gei out of he-re," exclaimed Puaaiole,-in burst pf profanity, "or I'll kill ton. J don't care, If yJiu' kill pin but 1 11 kill two or three poHeme a JI. at.' 'I. i1.) '- .1 ino wire en me man naa run out on the street when she aw th ran. and remtiiued outside'' the yard. . ' , " ' . : presently' Motorcyef ' Oflicera' Sire mor nnd. Stiipplebeen came along, and ttiey srnyefi outside the yard until nr feen minutes after four o'clock., whea Punaiole fell asleep, and' the .Officers jumped him. and removed hi artillery. Waiting for th man to go t.' sleep, besides the motorcycle officer. ws Hub Station Officer Guerrero, of the Kalihi district. Not until he finally, dosed off did Puasiole leay the doorwiy, of lay down'.his gun. 'Even when rolling a eiifsrette he kent the revolver in one hand, , At he station the gun was found to be new One .and fully loaded. -.The police were puxr.led how to deal with Puaaiole. ..Tbe wire, fence, or a rhiektn-yard prevented them entering tbe house, f torn the rear, and ther were afraid to shoot nnd wound the. man, as he was on hi own premise and Chief of Detectives McDuftie informed them that such action might result in a charge of attempt to , murder.;: being lpdged. . . . ; ; : .:. , Filipino Is Taken To Hospital With Bullet Through Stomach and Another Man Jailed ' Hardly a week passes which doe not have its murder, and the present week promises to furnish no exception to the recent rule. Following the .waipanu, Kaneohe and eity murders, all of wbieh have occurred quite recently, Puuloa comes into the lime-light a the scene of a deed of violence. Following an argument, supposed to have been over a woman, a Filipino was shot through the stomaeb at Pun loa, late yesterday afternoon by a fel low countryman. The injured man was rushed to Queen ' Hospital, and was reported to be in a precarious condition late last night. A Filipino named Cornalio Soberano, was brought to the polire station short ly after nine o'clock, last night, nnd booked for investigation. Deputy Sheriff John Fernandez spent lust night in the camps around Puuloa, but' at an enrly hour this morning had made no more arrests. , Hilo Iceless For Two Weeks, Say Recent Arrivals . When the inteTislund steamer Wai lele left for Hilo on Saturday after uuoii, she carried one hundred tons of ice. She went iu the nature of re lief bout, for Hilo hns been so short of water during the past month, that ice has not only been a luxury, but inimil,le to obtain. Fur the past two weeks, according to recent arrivals from Hilo, there liss liecu no ice in the Second City. 1'urHor Strnthalrn of the steamer Mauno Ken stated on Suturdny that the iee famine has worked considerable hardship in Hilo, and related how the proprietors of Hie Hilo and Demosthe nes Hotels raced one auotber. down to the Kuluo whurf on the arrival of the steamer on her trip, in an endeavor to touch the steward of th flagship for some ice. The race was a dead heat and the contetuiit received one hun dred pounds of ic,o each for their ef forts, on tho couditiou that they each serve tho first twenty drinks ordered, free of charge. "The drought rouud Hilo is a fright," stated Strathnirn, "and even the Rainbow Fails don't rainbow any PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS PAZO OINTMENT i guaranteed; to euro blind, bleeding, itching or pro truding PILES in 6 to 14 day or money refunded. Manufactuied by th SARIS MEDICINE CO .8t.iouU. V- S. A, OFPil Mill PUULOA FURNISHES SISIJIIREE ALLIES Recent Orders Provide' Punish ment of '.Dishonorabta; Dis-.i charge and Prison .Term, Drastie measure wiH b' takea "by army, official to. eradicate ' narcoti drug from the vicinity of army cn tnnment or , camps and to ' eliminate their nse by the soldiers. Order to this effect nav been issued and ar to be put Into Stringent operation. Dis honorable: dismissal, and three, year imprisonment is 4to b the minimum penalty. - While th drug evil ha been felt in the army a if ha oat of tt, increase in use of narcotics is reported, nnd in the rourse of securing the most effici ent possible organisation for war pur pose, this must be checked and a far as possible retarded and eliminated. 0ium, morphine, eooain and heroin are reported to b the most commonly used and consequently 'the - greatest menace to th health and efficiency of the men. No habitual drug user enn remain a useful nnd . valuable soldier any mor than can a' man who i n habitual user of intoxicant. . . Recognise Eril on XncroaM - Army medical men seldom talk of the experience they have with Mi dlers addicted to dmg though they are willing to admit that drug habits are moro common than I desirable. The recent action appear to be a more direct recognition that th evil ha spread to an extent which demand action. ... , , , . Oeneral Wisser has issued a memo randum order aetting forth the penalties of the Harrison Narcotic Act and also tb procedure of courts martial ia eaaet wbeie aueh drag are found in the possession of enlisted men, or where it can he shown that-enlisted men are users of such drugs. ... . ; Penaltlea TJnder Lw ' 7 The order direct that commanding officer of each organisation have a copy of the order posted on the bulle tin board of tho organization in order that all member of the organisation may have an opportunity of reading and digesting the content thereof.: Following i a brief outline of the order: ' ' , "The Harrison Kareotie Act of De cember 17, 1914, provide ia Section &. with reference to opium and coca leaves: " 'That.it ahaU be unlawful for any person not registered under the provi sions of this Aetata hav in hi po. session or control any of th afore said drugs; and such possession or con trol shall be presumptive evidence of the violation of this section the bur dn of proof of nr-exemption ahaU be upon the defen'dent.' . "And in Section 9: " 'That .r.ny. person who violate n-T,i the requirement of this Aet shall, on conviction, be fined1 not more than S000, or be imprisoned for not more than five year or both, in the discretion of th court.' ".Any soldier muv be triH ...i. ,i. ninety-eixth Article of war by court martini for violation of tb above aet. Protect Young 8oldir "In order to proteot yonng-soldiers from the insidious ravage of the opium habit; nnd, at the same time, to pre vent lukewarm eoldiera from seizing upon opium as a means of securing sep aration from the service in time of war, the following ia ordered: "Soldier are hereby forbidden to use opium exeept when prescribed by an army medical officer, to have in their possession, or to enter (exeept in pursuance of a i.iiliinry duty requiring nuch entiy ) any ro. in, building, or other place, where opium is unlawfully sold supplied, bartered, given away, or used. "Ignorance of the nature of such plane shall not be considered defense for nn accused on trial before a court martial. It ia hereby made the duty of each person in the military aervice to ascertain the nature of any such place before entering therein. Severity Insisted TJpoa "All violations of this order will be tried by general omirt martial; aud no such court martial will be considered to have done its duty if on conviction of the violation of any part of this order, it shall adjudge a sentence of less than dishonorable discharge and confinement for three yeara at hard labor." Without doubt the Harrison Act has made' it more difficult to secure drugs than formerly or has nt least mad the drugs far more costly to tbe user but the habituated drug user will go to al most ny end to secure hia favorite dm; and ways and means, though more limited, are still to be found despite the effort of federal officials. it has been suggested that if th army wilt turn over to th department of justice tbe evidence in court martial showing when, where and how tho drag was secured by the soldier who may have been tried thnt It will be a valu able ld to a still more stringent en forcement Of the Harrison: Act. ' s i , . ..- ' WITH THOUSANDS NEAR Falls Into Harbor, During Boat Races ' With thousand of people close by, watching the boat race, Frank Ktwak, a five-year-old Korean boy, full into the harbor from Pier 6, early on Saturday afternoon, and was drowned. The boy wan fisbiug, wbeu he fell from the wharf into the water. A number of othr boy who were diving for nickel In the vicinity lo cated the body of little KawsK, after it had been nnder water live minute. Doctor Feder, of the naval station, did all in bs power to restore anima tion, but n effort were unrewarded by success. An Inquest on tbe body will be held today. 1 J i JJ njaaV & L na OVER HUNS III SUNDAY FIGHTS. Britons Raid German Trenches !) and Destroy Defenses and Guns and French Beat Back ; Crown 'Prince's Efforts With LOSSeS : y ' ' ; BATTLE RAgEsTlL DAY A H NORTHEAST J)F RIGA Italians Push Their Advance To Southeastern Edge of Moun tain' and Hold Position High ' Above the Austrian Defenders NEW YORK, September 17 , (Associated Tress) Following the temporary lull in fighting on the west front fight ing was renewed yesterday in several sectors with a new vigor. The German Crown Prince made unsuccessful attacks on French positions, the British made raids, penetrated Hun positions, wreck ed dugouts and defenses and Berlin admits a reverse by the Britons On the Riga front a bloody bat tle raged all day and, has not yet been determined. , Against the Austrians the Ital ians scored further advances. ATTACKS REPULSED All along . the Verdun and Champagne sectors the French were yesterday subjected to at tacks directed by the German Crown Prince. Point after point he assailed, seeking some weak ness, but all of his efforts were ineffectual. His losses were heavy the French claim, while their own were not important as their positions have been great ly strengthened during the past few days during which they have enjoyed comparative immunity from attack. DEFENSES DESTROYED Southeast of Arras the British forces conducted a successful raid. Following an intense bar- age the Tommies dashed forward and Went far into the enemy's territory. Dugouts and other de fenses were raided and smashed and a number of prisoner and gtins were taken. Other larger guns were made useless to the enemy. In last night's official report Berlin admits a "local British success" on the Ypres-Menine road, giving no details. BATTLE UNDECIDED Thirty miles northeast of Riga a stubbornly fought battle was in progress throughout the day. Whether the Teutons made an attack in force or whether it is only a feint is uncertain. Re ports say that no decisive results vere secured and the Russian forces held their .positions. AUSTRIAN REVERSE On the Isonzo front, fhe Ital ians advanced their lines both on Saturday and yesterday to the southeastern edge of Monte San Gabrielle and now hold the posi tions above and dominating those of the Huns, whose counter at tacks must all be directed from the lower ground. The heights taken command a large stretch of territory and the reverse to the Austrians is an important one. , , - , MANY ATTEND RECEPTION AT SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE About two hundred sqilors from the Duteh battleship Tromp and the train ing cruiser Zeelnnd, now in port, nilo merry at the Seamen's Iustitute Sat urday uight. There were few outsid er present aud the eveuiug waa'sprit id singing aud dancing, there being some uuusunlly good talent among the boy from 'Th Kederlands. Music wis furnished by a local quintette rlub, al though their services were not much in demand, for there were several ex cellent pianists among the visiting sailors who gave freoly of their tal ents. . Light refreshments wore served nnd' the evening was voted one of the boat lu (Many moon.' '