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Defeated Teutons Make" No Ef
forts To Oust Petain's Forces
' '..' From ) New j Positions Other
Than By Fire of pifl Uuns
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: Big Battle Nears On Julian Front
Where German Reinforcements
. Have Been Brought Up To Bol-'
: ster Shattered Austrian Army
NEW YORK, October 25
1 (Associated Press) - Gen
eral Petain holds safely all his
, new lines northwest of Soissons,
reached by his Victorious poilus
; on Tuesday; .The expected Ger
man counter attacks have failed
to materialize, i striking com
ment on the utter demoralization
of the Germans on this important
section of the front. Except with
their big' guns, the Germans are
' leaving the French in quiet pos
eession of their gains.' ,
. Yesterday a toll of the spoils
of the drive was taken. The
number of prisoners is found -to
... be In excess of eight thousand.
Seventy big guns were abandon
ed by the Huns ' in their flight,
while thirty-nine trench mortars
, and eighty machine guns have
been numbered it . French
trophies.. At many places In the
t occupied, territory stores of munii"
.j .tions&vi beeh' found, deep th
underground shelters. J ' 1
General Pershing, as a guest of
the French commander in fht
drive, witnessed the smashing
. victory of Tuesday. As the bat
tle progressed and the French
':; drove forward, the American
commander accompanied his host
well up to the front, as far as the
captured second line.
, More German counters were
'' attempted southeast of Holthulst
forest on the Flanders front yes
terday, these, as in the day be-
: fore, being broken down by the
British and French fire. Both the
. British and French lines are hold
ing firmly, while the big guns are
V being shifted into new positions
for a fresh offensive.
. '; Unsuccessful also were infari-
',.' try assaults made yesterday by
the Crown Prince against the,
French positions on Hill 344, in
the Verdun sector. Here the Ger-
, mans lost heavily and failed to
reach the French front lines in
their charges,
' 'A . big battle is developing
, . along the ' Julian front, German
- reinforcements having reached
the shattered Austrians: The
Teuton offensive is developing on
the slopes of Mont Rombon and
Southward Into the Bainsizza Pla
teau.; On this front, east of Tol
mfno,' Berlin reports the capture
of Italian positions hear Flitch.
. A Berlin despatch of yesterday
ty: '"The German forces have
. been withdrawn' from the Rus
sian front In the Gulf of Riga and
along the Dvina Ri'verL The with-
. drawal took place Sunday with-
; out Interruption from the enemy."
: . ,. , j ' i .. ::
. STOCKHOLM, O. -tober 25 (Asm
minted Ptos)t The growing scarcity
of bensiue km! rubber has necessitated
dantle reduction of automobile truf
fle ia Htoekbolni. No taxieab what
ever may be operated after V p. in. or
before 1 a. m., and they may uot go
out of a vary restricted district. Pri
vate automobile may nut be used at
all. All ' private motorboats are also
prohibited from running.
The supply of k prone no us wU, it
euring cxkuustiou.
f .ON'lON, October ". Associated
Press) Announcement that Chancellor
Michsclis had tendered htH resignation
and aak4 to he relieved by the kaiser
reached here by way of Copenhagen
despatches yesterday. These despatches
said he hastened baeih to Berlin to take
charge of. the admittedly seripus situa
tlon and give hia personal attention
to th notation of the" problem of select
ing a new rhancellor.
Announcement of, the collapse of
Michaells power came as no surprise
for It had been forecast by various ele
ments of the German Press for daya
paat and apeak era in the reichstag bad
esssiled him openly and asserted that
he waa an utter and a complete failure.
Blow to Pan-Oermana
To the Tan-German element it in a
blow for that far Hon bad relied upon
him and the cabinet te rarry out the
policies which were backed by them.
The war at any price faction is there
fore loft in an onpleaaant aituation.
Rojoiring in. the ether faction of the
rt-irliatag i ojioti, the despatches aid,
and among the rank and file of the
people and especially those who hare
been clamoring for peace, there ia an
equal aatiafaction. "
Michaelia' downfall waa indicated
even before the mutiny ia the navy.
He was never able to align the factions
that stood oppose,) to . Pan-Germanism
of which he had been the choice and
waa assumed to be tbe representative
and agent. The aaval mutiny and his
alleged attempt to use it as a weapon
against: socialistic .elements of the par
ty only hurried what waa eertain to oo-
WASHINGTON, October 25 Asso
ciated Press) Fear of America ia case
the 'Allies win was expreseed by 'von
Hertling, tbe Bsvarian permier, in a
speech ia the chamber, was reported
frera Amsterdam laat night.'
Von Hertling ia reported to have
said: "After Germany's existence, the
safety of her frontiers and her further
peaceful development have been guar
anteed, .we shall be ready for peace,
but we cannot- make peace sooner for
if tbe Entente Powers should win with
the help of America then America will
step into England a place and we shall
be oe better off but rather worse, in
dustrially, than we were before ih
war.' V, '
Amundsen, Norse Explorer, Re
turns Decorations
L0N1X)N, October 24 (Associate.l
Press) Bosld Amundsen, "the famous
Norwegian explorer, ha ' returned to
the kaiser the decorations bestowed on
him by the Gorman niinfrter to Chi'is
tisvnia. '
" I do this a a jiersonat protest
against' the German iminler of peaceful
Norwegian sailors."
.The incident referred to waa the de
struction by two German cruisers' of
nine merchantmen in the North seat,
October )7, following the sinking of
the British destroyer convoy. -; rive
f the vessels were Norwegian..
WASHINGTON, October t5r-(Aaao-eiated
.Press) Naval officers and crews
from the navy will replace eivillanl on
the vessels used in the United Btatee
transport service, the navy department
announced lust night. Whether this
determination is in any way connected
with the disaster of the Antilles the
announcement of the uew plana did aot
y. ; ... f '':, !' .
.The war department, to put hl plan
into effect will ask congress as soon as
it meets iu December for an additional
30.0(H) men as a permanent inereaae of
the navy 's forces and for 50,000 dur
ing the period of the war.
.The importance of tbe transport
service is fully recognized by the navy
department aud it considers that tbe
service can .be better handled by the
employment of regular officers of the
navy and with navy crews under their
command than otherwise,
SIOl'.X KAI.I., South Dakota, Octo
ber 2S (AxHvciated Press) -Tweoty-seveu
Gerinnu Hoi-iulists were fouud
guilty In the federal court yesterday
of seeking to obstruct the selective
draft. They were accused of all being
united in one conspiracy ami were tried
- . .. ,'""
Don't doctor yonr blood for rhe.ll
nifetisiti. Ve an external application of
(.'liuiiiberlniu 's I 'a in Halm, .. Iu a few
days if will get you up $ud out into
the auuxhine, then Nature will restore
the rich red I. loo. I to your veins and
soon rid the svhtcin of tliis troubleso
me diseaae. Kor sale lv nil dealers. Hen
son, ttiuitb & Co. Ltd. Agts. fur Hawaii.
To tteswn
V. V ,V".
ieur In due seiso." ' '
AtUcki Bia Oritlca . ,'tr I ..
In a recent speech replying to-his
critics Michhclls la alleged to have
sktd t ,' "'-. S 1
''People whe caa fHilly, eomprehend
the. economic problems of requisition
meiit, condsv-tttton anfl 'distribution are
easily Counted: the number of erttloi ts
legion, , He who judea superficially and
ojiettly criticises,-without an earn
est desire to get vlgbt to the root of the
batter, who ssya or repeats things
which depreciate the serious work of
the government, is acting unscrupulous
ly from a patriotie point of view.
'Tn the realm of foreign policy there
pre a multitude of kaowalls. In so fsr
as they .undermine confidence In the
government they are sinning' against
h4 fathertnad. Everyone knows from
his own experience' that snrcess de
pends en confidence.' Everyone may
ponder over the fate of hit people, but
to aVt this In public without an nnder
fitftnding of things it criminal.
Those who. earnestly desire to be
Christians must see here the warning
finger of Oo.l. They know thst God
has sent this fearful war as a judge
ment for bnr sios. He who only looks
Tor the sins In others cuts himself off
from God's Messed purpose. with our
nation. ' When yon yourselves have be
Vorhe Tree and happy people, released
from TI attachments, from the domio
nation of material thing,- false rank
arid clnss prejudices., free from selfish,
ress and false ambition, and help the
scyinsn tiatto to the glorious rebirth,
fted-fl eawjaW give us peace."
three To Be
llakiiV Giicsts
Is Latest; Estimate '
taiitt ,;,..:i, ,: . . , ( i;...J
DetegatirKuhio Received Letter
ind Cable Telling of Changes
In Flans of Congressmen Who
Win Visit Islands Next Month
?Il,Thirty-three members of the congres
siolisl party that to visit the Islands
next , month Is the latest estimate of
pec rotary Angus Krley in a letter and
a cablegram which were reeelvel from
Mm by Delegate K.uhio yesterday.. He
reports that there, has Ih-cu a consider
able .falliug off in tbe number of those
svho. expet to accept , the invitation
but he thinks thsl his latest flguree
Will be Tittle changed when' theaajtarty
finally boards ship for doparturs.' ' '
(Secretary Krley in his letter did not
give any rhaugea in the number of
seuators 'and representatives in eon
grfiss who are te be the gaesta of the
Territory of Hawaii, , He said, however,
that none of the President's official
family would be in the party.' Until
now nothing had been said about the
ONHibility of the attorney general coin
ing but it would appear that Mr.
Gregory had beeu considering the mat
ter since the letter said that he would
not be able to come nor will Keeretary
Franklin K. Lane. The duties of war
days will keep all cabinet Officers clone
to their desks.
It was in the cable that Mr, Erley
placed his revised estimate at thirty
three and the ealde was almost a week
later than the letter. In the former
he said that he would send definite
list, if possible, on the mail leaving be
fore the party hoarded ship. . His last
list, therefore, stands as all that is
known on the personnel of the party
until that time, though it is evident
that some of thewe have probably drop
ped from the party ami some others
have been added.
The prolongation of tbe session, of
congress and the limited time between
adjournment and resHSeiubling, leaving
very little time for the senators ami
representatives to look after personal
business, is the chief reason for the
smaller number of final acceptances to
tbe invitation.
E TOLL id,
. LONDON, October 25 (Associated
Pfess) iSli,!it increase in the- number
of vessels of more than 1600 tons bur
den but a decrease in smaller' craft
that fell, victims to the German sub
marine piraey during the pkst Week
was reported by the admiralty last
night. The increase does not bring
the total for the week even approach
ably ciuse to those earlier .week of
the eumpaign when it seemed lnost
threatening. '.'-,'
. Seventeen vessels of more than 1000
tons burdeu was the toll taken from
the shipping of the heavier burden
while of the lighter craft only two
were destroyed. J( ;.
, -.
The following troops of the Urit Ha
wBilsn Hnady Hill participate in the
national guard encampment .early
next mouth, uncording to orders is
sued t'rom guard headquarters yester
day: Unmade headquarters, staff, eorpa,
an. ilei aitmetits; Company B, Hawa
llsn signal corps; First separate tro'op,
liawHiiaii cavalry; Kirst regiment Ha
WMiiiiu infantry; Second regiment ila
waiinn infantry, aud sanitary detach
tiients nC both regiments. '
lliirxes fur the Wuiinca troon of eav
ulrv will be provided from Bchofteld
Ban in km, as no horses will be brought
from 1 lie other islands.
Refiners' Forced" to iPay Six and
a Half Centsand Secure Ves
sels To Carry the Purchas'e
ami Relieve Eastern Famine
, VAriiltNOTON, October 05 hAsso
eiatcd Press) Promise that the acute
sugar shortage ia (be cities of' the
Eastern rUatea which In New fork City
and some . othera. assumed the appear
ance of a near sugar famine were giv
en today wtieh it waa announced that
the American Hugsr Refining Company
had completed a eoatract for the pur
chase Of two millio pounds, a hundred
thousand short toaa of Louisiana, raw
Stigar. .V' ', ' v
Pays Higher Prlca ,'" -.' ! . "" '
. The price' paid the Loulsiank grow
ers is in excess of the rate fixed by
the augar commission, six cents k pound
In New Orleans and this means tbat
the price to the sellers of .refined, au
gar mill have to be 8.85 cents k pound.
This will be followed soon however, by
a reduction to the seven and a ej'nhrter
price that had been agreed upon. . This
price will' be operative, when, the beet
sugar eomes la at Atlantic 'and eastern
inland cities -as it already has eome
Into California. .'"', '
It waa further announced that tliTp's
to move half of the purchase had been
secured under a definite allotment from
the shipping board and that the raw
sugar will be brought to the Refineries
speedily by rail as well as steamer. ' 1
New York Oa Satton V '
New York yesterday went on a. war
ration bnsis the first city ' In the
L'njted Htnf es to follow the example feet
by the Allies. ' . " V '"V.
Throngh the Slate' irepresenfatfVe'!'of
the nntional I food commissioft the re
tailers were ordered .to restrlot sugar
sale, allowing no more than ten pounds
to a customer, according to sire of fam
ily. A "fired price of ten to sieve
cents k pound ,wa' set'.
.".Under the rationing ; order hoiie
Wives can buy sugar. only once' In ten
day or two weeks, and then' 'only ' fn
bags of two, three and a half or five
pounds, according to family needs.' -.
statistics aaiow food prirea have ad
vanced , forty sevn ffa"'. fvflng the
wsViakl tiBar:srieiityraljereent.
McAdot) "'VfiH' Appoiht' Advisory
;j Boards pf .Businessmen and -'
Lawyers To Explain .'
. SyABHTNGTON, October 23 Asso-
eiated Press) To earry on the 0era
tion of the War BeVenae Law and es
pecially to handle matters connected
with the figuring of and taxing of war
profits Weeretsry WeAdoo will soon ap
point an advisory board, he announced
last eveuing. (This board will have two
divisions or Mepkrtmehts, one of wliich
will be composed Of business men from
various lines of the., country 's indue
trie knd which -will assist fn making
clear and bringing ' about . the regula
tions Which the lnw provide and the
other win bo a legal review board,
composed of lawyers, which will deter
mine the various intricate law point
and act in an advisory capacity on all
legal aspects. ' "''. :
" Hince the passage of the law many
questions have been asked tn regard to
its workings by corporations, firm dad
individusls and M'c.Adde ha found that
it will be necessary to assist and ad
vise those who will bear this large
burden of taxation 'Vn making their
preparations to" it! so. J
PKTBOORAD, October -25 (Asso
ciated Press) Newspaper last night
published the report that : Kerensky
will probably relinquish the office of
commander in chief of the army by
ibe end of the week and that he will
name a strong leader as hi successor
in office while devoting his entire at
tention to tbe political and govern
mental Interests of the Bepub'1... (
1 , ; ;.:.".'.
Press) In a bouse wrecked by enemy
airmen here, the family found 'that ah
old .'bureau, which had , been handed
flown as an heirloom for nearly a cen
tury, was split in two, revealing ft se
cret inner ealrfnet. In thl cabinet a
number of private papers wera discov
ered. Including a will relating to proper
ty of whose the existence the family
had not knowa before. The will has now
been filed and attested 1 ; the. propeV
legal manner, aad the family expect
. . . i . i . i ii . i. u
q tie aeverai uioosana aoiiars ma rivu
er for thn bombing of their bouse.).
, 8KATTLE, October 35 (Aso lated
Press) -Waterfront worker in meet
ing last night formulated demand for
an increased wkge scale. "They will
Meek to muke operative here the same
sesle that ia effective iu Han Kranclseo
which is said to be the highest any
where iu the United States.
Japanese Docks Wondering
Where Further Stocks t
( Will Come From
iHin'f'ifil '.'il ". i 1 1 ). '..'.' 1
Fifty-three merchantmen, represent
ing a combined tonnage, of 302,000, kre
ncTw tirtdeT construction la twelve ship
building .yard In Jspsa, ay the .Ja
pan Xdvertiser of September it. This
itgure does ,not include., a.. number of
other merchantmen which f& now be
ing built in different. less important
Shipbuilding . yards.' Since the war
b.roke ,bvi, ihe shipbuilding Industry
has made a marked development and
according .to infortnatlo eraaiiating
from "most reliable sonrces, tills coun
try will be able th tor out,'nerchant
men' kcgregtiting (IKO.OuO tons, yearly.'1'
Keeling,. a, large demand for,'' mer
rha.itmen, many of, these leading ship
)iuilding vards ai-e now contemplating
an expansion in their plant 'on f large
scale trnd as soon as they kre completed
tiiis' countty will Tie able to 'pj-odue
men-hsiitmeii',. showing a total tannage
of l.tWO.OOO, annually, several jeadlng
shipbuilders here believe. . Regarding
the cTiipbtiiTding, no issae has ever been
more serious than th recent ernbnrgo
on . slepV' and.' iton shipment In the
United," Rtntcs. As soon, ss' this bnn
became known lit this country, the lead
iiig .shtphoiloefs jointly' wired to Vi
conn't K. Ishii Jnpaif envoy ' extra
ordinary to the "United, ritates,' naing
iiiri'. to Approach , the authorities in
"Washington to shift the, ban, especially
in fpvor 6f Jppan for this issue haa a
Vital blow for the future of the ship
building jndostry here."" ,' ,
; ' However, th recent despatches from
Washihgd 'are aof altogether nopefnl
and the ; ilnpb'uildOs' here cannot ' be
oplimiKtic , over the . issue. ; Moat af
the leading sbipbuilfiers ' havis a stock
of rna'lerlHlsJnstiii k't' least rpr ibe
iiest rJflve jaohtha.' These fifty-three
Vessels With ah airgreckte ton n aire of
893,000 in twelve dilferent shipbniiding
f1'ki"l.1rtni,7,'r rMrted to
Prevalence' of Typhoid Fever , In
:-.. Vicinity . Brings;. About -
Changes In Plans v -
'Hawaii's national, guard . will not
camp at Kchofield, it was learned yea
terd ay. Where the camp will be locat-'
ed ha not as yet been officially i an
nounced, ' but indication are that . it
will be at Bed Hill,, where the camp
was located last year. . '
Because of the prevalence of typhoid
fever at Hchofield and vicinity, it has
been deemed beat that the militia of
Hawaii aboil not camp there. It waa
reported yesterday that there are now
fifty-one ease in the vicinity. Under
those circumstances it would teem the
part of prudence ' to select . another
camp site tot the guardsmen.'
. . It is known that General Wisser and
other army officials paid a visit to Bed
Hill Tuesday evening. From this it 1
assumed that the site there is being
seriously, considered and it is not ap-
areut that there is anotber site wuicB
s better suited to the needs.
It is also reported that General Sam
uel I. Johnson will be given leave of
absence from the officers' training
camp in order that he may take com
mknd of the guard during-the period
of its encampment.
There has been no consideration of a
calling off or postponement of the en
campment so far as ean be learned.
On the contrary, all effort haa been
directed to holding the amp at the
date specified in the orders, and it I
merely a question of avoiding tbe danger
or typnoid infection for the militiamen
aud at the same time securing a location-that
is reasonably convenient and
meet other requirement. -
James A. Kennedy Gives Out Dis
... concerting Reports 'y-,
Information along the line of food
trknsportation knd the Importation ef
food from the mainland ws disclosed
yesterday by James A. Kennedy, pres
ident of the Inter-Island Hteam Navi
gation Company, who is back in Ho
nolulu from a business trip to Wash
iugtou. He said that while many of
the vessels being used in . the island
truda are small, they, like the . large
onus, may be taken over by the govern
ment at kny time.
Mr. Kennedy expressed tbe belief
that the government may And the cost
of operating vessels so expensive a to
make It necessary, in the near future,
to increase the freight aud psssclger
rates from fifty to one hundred jer
cunt, according to, the turn of event.
A, bold-tip in the export of sugar to
the coa was predicted by ''Mr. Ken
nedy, who snid that considerable dif
ficulty is being experienced on the
mainland in securing adequate railroad
facilities for tbe transport of the raw
product to eastern refineries..
COLDS CAUSE headaches:
move th cans. TJed tb world over
to cure a cold la one day, Tb igna-
lure of K. W. GRUVR is oh each bo.
Manufagturcd by the I'ARIS MEUl
CIN CO.. St. Loui. U. 6, A.
BE i
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Representative of Commercial
Body Will Seek-Answer To -
Question While Here .
I) the peopie of this Territory desire
increased importa'tio facilities enongli
to Join hands wltlfthe. people of Seat
tle knd the Northwest fn an effort to
secure such shipping, is the question
which Ooorge Me. K. McC'lellsn will
soon be asking, the business men of
Honolulu.' He I now in the. Islands
on personal tnsinese bot k will also
investigate the sentiment a to ship
connection with the Northwest while
he is here.- He ia (topping at the Unj
versity Club. , . ' .
"I did not corns- ever here tpeclally
to look into the shipping situation'
said Mr. McClellaa to The Advertiser
yesterday, yl had business of my own
td call me' over here and when it
learned that I was coming, the Heattle
Commercial Club asked me to act asl
special representative for it In eoA
tiectlon with the proposal for the es
tablishment of steamship connection
between the Islands . and th North
west." - . ':-.
Mr.' McClellan will talk to jnembers
of the Commercial Club' on' this-subject
next Tuesday. H will aeci no
introduction to Its members for be waa
the representative of the . Honolulu
Chamber of . Commerce ia Washington
for some time and 1 such accomplish
ed much for the Territory. , i
fair To Baa Franelaco
"We of Heattle are not trying to
take anything away from Han Francis
co, " he continued, "We have passed
that stage of our exiatenc when we
have to seek' to take away in order
that we may ourselves, gain. Last year
our , import and export -were a hun
dred million dollar larger than those
of flan Francisco. , . i , -.'
"There is a congestion of freight at
Kan Francisco now for Honolulu and
there has been for . months. ; Huch. is
the congestion now, I am told, that
railroad are refusing' to earry more
Honolulu rreignt west antil the con
gestioa is relieved. Seattle ha five
transcontinental railroads coming into
it and ban Francisco four. They kre
different lines, too. - That would give
more than double the shipping facil
itirs to these Island if we had tbe
steamships to, carry it to yon. Pre
ferably we would have a triangular
alliance with Honolulu and ban Fran
cisco. ....
Will Sound Sentiment
"It fs not a question just now Of
where the 'shins are com in r from. That
could be determined later if the people I
of Honolulu and Hawaii want the serv-'
ice. 1 I merely want to And out while
I am here whether they want such
freight and . passenger . service and. if
so how badly they want it, .whether
they want it badly enough lo go out
after it. ... :., -'. . ' - - ."
'Hawaii gets gooTlsTroSfrte NdVth
west it doe not -get from )he Middle
West or the Southwest and our . rail
roads tap countries that those leading
to Haa Francisco do not. We. do not
want ' to compete with Han Francisco,
let that be perfectly clear. ' Certainly
such shipping would be a good thing
for the North west. and. for Heattle at
its seaport. Certainly; w . think,' it
would be, even better 'for . Honolulu
than for Seattle. And we cannot sec
how it would in ' any way hurt , our
friend and neighbor Han Francisco. "
Think Ship ObtainabU
Mr. McClellan, in speaking of the
Shipping situation, told of tbe immense
amount i.' bmld ng now going on in
the .Noitavtcsicr.. yards, in Pugot
Hound and the possibility of some, of
tnis being used by the shipping board
to give the connection if it be really
"'Ibe shipping board will give Hono
lulu ships,. I am confident," ha aaid.
"They may not bo so large or so fast
as the American bottoms that have
been making this port, but they will
be big enough to earry the freight and
some passenger alio. I believe wt
could get aome shipping .of-that typ
for k lsattle Honolulu 'service."
" I (' ' ' ' - t - '
Word ha been received. t the efrect
that Capt. 1'etcr Johnson, of the Mat
son steamer Maui, ha been notified to
keen himself and hi crew in readiness
to be called for service on a govefa
ment vessel at any moment. It waa oa
the last trip of lbs . vessel that the In
formation reached here. The informa
tion said ,that the master of the Maui
and hi crew may at any time be taken
for active service . on" the Atlantie
eoast. ....
Oh her last trip here, the Mul
brought . 0782 tons of . general cargo,
many autos being included in the
freight, tbe most of which, however,
were sent by passengers. The vessel
also brought 156 flrst-elosf aud twenty
one steerage passenger , - ; , i
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' COLUMBIA, Missouri, October 1
President Hill of the . University ; of
Missouri today announced . that he
would protest to the Missouri Valley
Conference against counting the Mis
souri-Kansas Agricultural game last
Haturday as part of the conference
aerie. He said he would base his pro
test oa the ground that Captain Kan
dels t tbe Kansas Agricultural team
was ineligible because be played two
year on a Houth western Conference
team. ... -. . .,..''...
. - '; . ,
V. A. Miicfer, Who 1 fcerlously Hi
at tbe Quveu 'a Hospital, waa operated
on at four o'clock yesterday afternoon.
A report from tbe hospital last night
said that hi condition is unchanged.
Subscriptions Reach Three Bit
, , Hons But Efforts Wit! Go On To
Bring About Big Oversubscrip
fron That Is Desired
Woman' Is Met Who Did iot
- Know Nation Was At War With
Germany and Had Never Heard
of, Loan Though Appeared In
' telligent ;
WASI 1 INGTON. October 25
-(Associated Press) As a
result of the nation vide Liberty
Loan campaign yesterday par
ticipated in by two million vol
unteer workers, subscriptions t;
a total of more than five hundred
million dollars Were reported to
the treasury department, tints
bringing the grand total to date
over the three Vnillion dollaf mark
set as the minimum desired.
The campaign . for today and
until hoon on Saturday, when the
subscriptions close, will be to add
to the oversubscription, bringing
it, if possible to five billion, which
has been set as the maximum de
sired. Numerous large subscrip
tions arc expected between "how
and Saturday. .
Yesterday .subscriptions to the
loan came in from all parts of the
globe, many being received by
cable. In all, pledges from thirty-four
different countries were
The Nation observed yesterday
as a general holiday .the. majority
of the people devoting Liberty
Day to the holding of patriotic-
parades and meetings.'
Some strange ' experiences fell
to the "lot" of the volunteer work
ers and some remarkable in
stances of lack of information or
knowledge of the loan, its object
and the strength of the securities
were told last night but the most
remarkable of such reports came
from Baltimore where members
of the Women's Liberty Loan
Committee found a woman who
had never heard of the Liberty
Loan and did not even know that
the United States is at war with
The committee reports that the
wcrman appeared to be intelligent
and is the mother of several chil
dren. She said, however, that
when her husband came home he
was always too tired to talk and
to tell her the news of the day
and that her children kept her so
busy that she had no opportunity
to read the newspapers.
TOKIO, ; October ,24-r-(Special to
toippu Jijl) That Japan will take part
in the two important conferences of the
Allies it was today announced by Vis
count I. Motono, milliliter of .foreign
Of the two conferences, one is to be
held shortly in T'arls. Japan hasnarned
Mr. K. Matsui, Japanese ambassador to
France, as her representative. This
con fere nee i to be held for the purpose
of exchanging political opinion a to
th term , of peace with the Central
Power which may be sooner or later
confronted by the Allies. Eussia's new
government ia said to be the. sponsor
for tbe coining Pari meet.
Another conference for the Allies 1
to be held in I.ondon in tbe near future.
Th question of a new, loan to China
will' be the chief 1 subject t6 be di
eussed ia the London meeting. .
TOKIO, October J4(8ueeial to Nip
pu Jiji) Admiral Count O. Yamamoto,
the noted soldier statesman of. Japan,
was today .otilered to th second re
serve, of the Japnuese navy, which
means that his career as a sea tighter
has practically, eome to an end.
Count Yamamoto was minister of
the navy during the Russo-Japanuso
Vr. Uiter he beenlne premier, but was
ousted whuu it bacauiu known that hi
lianiM was SHsoeiated with a briliery
Itcauilul in thu Jupunuse nuvul i-irclu.

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