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Armistice, Signed On Saturday
Provider For ; the1 Immediate
Beginning iol '' Discussion of
Terms For Final Peace Pact
Teutons Can Readily Grant Rus
sian DemanrJs on That Point
As Forces ' on Fronts Are Al
ready Largely Depleted
WAS! 1 INGTON, December
... ' 17 (Associated Press)
' Negotiations (or peace. ..between
Russia and Germany are to be
, started forthwith- A Official an
'nouncement; of the signing of the
armistice was, sent out from Ber-
. ; . . .
Saturday and will go intto opera
tion at noon today. ,v ,
Truces which. ha vebeen opera
tive along various sections of the
Russian, front will be succeeded
by an actual armistice this noon.
Those truces wsre arranged divi
sion -by division- and each was
separate and : distinct from the
others. The' armistice is a gene
ral oner" It' was- signed on Satur
day, the official announcement
said, at Brest and; Litovsk - and
provides that negotiations for the
actual peace . snail oegin imme
dtately with , the signing of the
armistice ; which Is to remain in
effect. urtu'l noon of Monday,' Jan
uary 14. Beyond 11 these state
ments, the German 'announcement
did not 69yvtip the terrnsV of the
agreetnentJ... ,'.
, How near a temporary break
in the negotiations for an armis
. tice approached is Jtolcl in des
patches which were received from
Pctrograd last evening. Trotsky
declared thaf1 the breach was im
minent when the German general,
Hoffman, insisted on the right of
Germany to withdraw small units
from the Russian fronts during
the armistice. Against this the
Russians held out and Trotsky
says'that the Russian contention
finally prevailed and Hoffman
yielded to an agreement that
there shall ,be no transfers from
the Baltic or Black Sea fronts
except those that were ' actually
commenced and in progress at
inc time oi me signing oi me
armistice. , ,
; Here, the belief (prevails that
this means little to the Germans
who had already moved or start
ed the movement of such troops
as they believed to be immediate
ly needed ,On ; the Italian' and
Western fronts. This is indicat
ed by the , largely reinforced ar
mies thai are now engaged in
the Teutonic operations on. both
pf those, fronts. It is thought that
in the confidence of an armistice
id obtain: which Germany might
have to - make concessions the
Russian fronts' had been largely
depleted of men and large guns.
In Entente, diplomatic circles'
disappointment was jripressed al
though the signing of the armis-,
tice had been fully expected and
as deemed an unavoidable mis-
oriune '.ito the' Allies' cause.
";'' ; ..'
, tONDON' Deembr 17 ( Associated
Press) r Is io ken demand just at
presout and marked iusrrasa in prise
resulted at th Outobrr aalas. Chiaeaa,
Australian ami Kuaalao pupplia he
very aoare. wail JkmMieua tun vara
not half sufficient to meet the dvnianr).
I'rieoa ruiiROd frut IS perarot to 100
Ttereent " advance ' on previous ' sale.
Nutria, blade musquash and black kid
akiui tlctd tha advaoe moat. . .
Supply Seventy Percent Norma) and
M T6the ":
: French;h Proud of it
WASHINGTON, Dfrcmlwr IT (Aaoeiatd Press) Answering the asser
tion mail a by Ciaus Sprerkel ma)c bafora the annate rommittre which ia ln
viatigatiaK tha sugar ahortaa that dincrlmination waa nhowa by th food aJ
piinintratioa aud otherwiw attacking tha fpod admlnldtratlon, iu polirira and
ntothoda,' Herbert C Hoover yeatonlny gave the following' atatroient to tha
.reaa: ' . ' ' , .' .
"Anything which I hnva to aay to Mr. Sprerkela' aUtement will le aid In
due time to the aenate committee. - '
"Toilar It requirea no proof from me to establish the fart that Claus
fprerkeU,. leadiag augar refiner, ia sore at the food -administration and the
sugar eommianiona and would like to aee it and them destroyed. , '
"I realire that Mr. Sprockets' balance sheet will not look ao good to him
aa it did last year for the refiners' prices for sugar have beea regulated and
furthermore his balance aheet would have looked much better to him this year
if the prire of last August had not been reduced and held fast in the face
of a partial shortage that promised a fair opportunity for thirty cents a poyd
sugar and much increased profit to the """"TTT'
refiner. Mr. BpreekeU . therefore has thousand tons from ouf own suppliM
reaaon to feel badly. . , . .for our frienda in Canada. I have yet
Finds Sincere Patriot !t0 mt Amer,M e'tlr.en who would
,. .. . ... ,Jhave it otherwise.
"There are other eitlzens some i of Ai tr the food administration hav-
whom now feel and others of whom .. .i,.v
will feel the same way
ml ean. no 1
doubt, entertain the public by direct
ini assaults, against the fed adminia
tration aa - Mr. Hnreckela haa done.
While many feel badly and more will
rifle i
oauiy, nun mi Bre u.j..r.y gMkf 0 TJM' AdttdttiJ
men ana women oi oux """'" Mr.V BpreckeU.'' a U'
nunuy aau or our r.ru.rr. , i !,, i t knoWi
QK 1UIIITUUII HUU I'"- ". . ... w.. .
to tne neeesmites oi me nuiioo
w.thout eomplainiug Many are aacri. aifferett ' flnerg 4n(J( if be wHU
fi.ng more than their money, they are iMk 0Ver tb last three months
offering to the their aons. B will blrva the desire ' bf ' many
Shortage Three Months f iheM ejementi the fbo.1 ad-
''We hare had two month of par- tsiulatratioa a rlub to-ktop' their
tial augar ahortage, October aad No- fcng ittandjng bitter warfare.
vember, and we shall alxo have Ie- jj. mj ttpret'k will tell ua where
eember before relief from the new jtbere ia' any augar" toilay tha hijs
erop arrivea. v . . caa be obtained to" carry-' or 'i-are can
"The American people -have had Ave; be,: obtained to deliver,-we1 shall 'at
hundred thousand .tone of sugar ia I once, and with' the earn resolution i hat
thoae two month, and that ia seventy
percent of the aormai supply ia each
month, Ontober and - Naveniber, and,
if cars are obtainable, they will have
seventy percent of the normal supplies
ia December also. Owing to ear short
ages the augar ahortage has been most
acute ia tha wortneaat ecu aooui two
hundred ears, loaded with sugar, are
today blocked from that region,
Twice French nation .
"This seventy percent of the normal
supply whieh the American people have
enjoyed the use of. i twice the French
ration. In Jhe meantime we have giv
en to France a good part of the thirty
percent which we have saved and we
are proud of It. This supply so Iran
to Frane) waa. given' deliberately' aad'
the American people were told of it
at the time. " ' ;
"We have also agreed to draw ten
LONDON, December 17 (Asnociat
el Press) Two great explosions, ' the
effects of which Germany will feel in
its' war conduct are reported in den
patches from Zurieh received last
night. '"
The Zeppelin works at Friederich
shaven were wrecked by an explosion
which did immense damage ' to the
plant and the big aircraft in course of
construction. ' .
A second explosion occurred near
Kiel where a bomb factory waa com
pletely demolished. ' '
'Loss of life waa heavy in both ex
plosions, the report said.
HABBIBBUBO, Pennsylvania, De
cember : 17 (Associated Press)
Trapped by fire ia the guard housi)
where they were in confinement, three
members of the aero corps met their
death earlr last evening. The men
were confined for the commission of
minor offenses and it was impossible
te release them so quickly did the
lame consume tha interior of the
building. t-
, It ia believed that the fire waa oc
casioned by escaping ga which became
ignited from a piece of burning tar
MEXICO CITY, December 17 (Aa
sociated Press) The- City' Council of
the Federal District has announced that
the eora recently purchased from the
United Htstes, a part of Which hat jul
arrived will be sold to the community
at the rate of two kilograms 4.40
pouads) a day for each person, so that
peculators cannot get hold ef any considerable-
amount. The corn will be
sold, under government supervision ia
special booths throughout the federal"
district. -..
General Gregorj Osuna, the munici
pal president, ha announced that be
will not allow any one to profit from
the distribution of this cereal aa it ia
for the benefit of the people and will
be sold at the net cost to the govern
A Btudt-haker roadster. No. 48(. reir-
istered in the name of H. E. Adams,
skidded at the sharp turn just beyond
Waipahu yesterday afternoon ' and
crashed into a ditch at one side of the
rood smashing the left rear wheel to
splinters. Na one was ' Injureil. 4.
wrecking car was sent out by (fa-human
' Ciarage and the rtamatred '-
chins was brought to the eliy.
LI -rr' -" 'Trv, r-
Mr. flpreckela baa charged: Tue fact
that ail available supples have' been
brought here that' ships and rkr could
bring and that it has already been at
n ia-' mfdeienS answer! '
itrator .
or better
the bltterneae
between- the
producer and the refiners and bet Ween
we tare reuoinifioned " or ' divtributed
dver aixty millions of pound 'ot-m-bargoed
aug&r aitM-e October 1,' proceed
io secure that augar also.", -.1 ' -v v
Java Sugar NoAvaflabla
v(ln-' the. iirfahtriue be '00,000 ton
of' airg&r ' In - JaVa ' ia a remote from
ni as it cheese1 Ifo' be taken out 'of the
mnon unless we wish to take the bread
ship from' oar rw soldiers and 4he
Allies in order that we may supply our
selves with the candy with whieh we
have been accustomed to indulge our
selves." v '
A copy of this statement waa wire
lessed to J. F. Child, federal food ad
ministrator for Hawaii, yesterday with
the authoriMtion to him" to release It
for publication immediately and with
'the request that he give' it the widest
"possible publicity. ' c ' '' ' "' '"
PETKOGBAD, December 17 (Asso
ciated Press) Actual imprisonment
I f tr tha ilitiMiitrtrl Pyor anil tha memkera
of his family is being urged by the
soldiery. Heveral regiments yesterday
passed resolutions asking that Nich
olas and all the member of the
Romanoff family be incarcerated in
some fortress instead of being merely
detained' under guards aa they - have
been since arrival in Tobolsk.
- ! "
SUKRBROOKK, Quebec, November
29 A riotous crowd' tonight broke op
a meeting here at which Minister of
Ju.it ice Doherty and Hon. C. C. Ballaa
ivne attempted to speak on conscrip
tion. 1 The rioters were held back only by
a Hie hose at the stage door when tbsy
attempted to storm the stage where
the Hpcakers were. '
The riot lasted more than three
hours. The. mob broke through the
doors of the theater and were jepelled
by the ritixen who bad been occupying
seuts 00 the ground floor. Ther were
at least twenty pitched battles. The
en'.irn front of the theater waa smash
ed to aplinter.
At the end of the meeting the chair
mini called on the peaceful people to
veuiaiu inside.
(Associated Press) A proclamation
by General Pershing read' yesterday
brought joy to the khaki clad boya of
the American contingent. They are to
have real holiday, not merely a half
way Christmas Day, but no drilla and
ne work, a Christmas dinner that will
be like those at home and gift and
other Cbriatmaa cheer..
The proclamation also give the men
holiday with no drill and work on
New Year' pay.
The order cannot apply to the men
pu the actual fighting. f rout.
"'huiiibei Iain's Cough Remedy is the
largest selling rough medieina in the
world today because it does exactly
wnut a rough medicine ia uppostd to
do. It stuHi cougha and colds apetodily
anil cffwtually. For sale by ull deal
ers Benson, Hmitii k Co., Ltd., Agt.
fui lluwuil. Advertutuuieut.
Bol?he-YiM Forces Seize Chinese
"Eastern Railway and Action ,
. Rouses Alarm, l.
Consuls At Harbin Asked To Take
United Action in Whict) China
V - Will Acquiesce ' ' '
PEKING, December 16 (Associated
Press)-China thoroughly aroused
at th action of the Botshe-Vikt gov
ernment ftr of force dominated by the
Russian radicals in taking over the
Chines Eastern Railway and fear
for the result In the light of the present
approac.hment of Russia and Germany.
Announcement wa made today that
Bolsbe-Viki foree had taken over thi
railroad and grave fear were express
ed. An immediate appeal was made to
the diplomatic representatives of the
Entente powers, it is announced.
Fpllowing the action of the Bolshe
Viki all of the consuls at Harnin were
notified by the Chinese of this action
and requested to take over from the
Bolsbe-Viki thia railway and any other
railway leading into China from the
Russian aone .of influence. 1
China ia at a loss as to independent
action by itself. It desires to have no
elasb with Russia and it was for thi
reason ! that ' the, consular representa
tives of the allies were called upon.
Concerted action is urged urton them in
the light of the new eonditiona which
hav arisen from the signing of ' an
armistice by Russia and Germany aa waa
reported today from Berlin. Bhould a
aeparate peace be perfected, China
points out, it would be gravely en
dangered with this and perhaps other
railways ia the possession of pro-Germans,
, , v ,. ,
' .. . -
Party of Seventeen
Reported 'Missing
Members of Contingent Caught
- In ' Encircling Movement Be
lieved To Have Been Captured
Fighting Until Overcome '
WASHINGTON, December 17 (As
sociated Press) tWventeen enlisted
men of the United (States railroad en
gineers contingent have been missing
from the Cambral sector since Novem
ber. Thia -was officially reported from
the Western front yesterday.
, The missing men were a part of a
body of railroad engineers who were
caught in the attempted encircling
movement of Prince Bupprecbt. Throw
ing aside pick and shovols they pick
ed up rifles and entered bravely into
the fight. Caught between the enemy
and the British fire they threw them
selves prone and , later managed, in
most instances, to get to the British
lines where they materially aided in the
repulse of the enemy."
- The seventeen missing are believed
to have been captured, fighting bravely
on until overpowered.
v The conduct of thia force has been
warmly commended by both British and
French army oQlcieJa.
- Lieutenant Boyle "of the medical
corps, who has i beea attached to the
British army, is officially reported to
have been severely -wounded in an en-
Sagenient which ocourred on Decern
et 7.
barefooted Bill,"
Once Noted
Burglar, Is Dead
- "Barefooted Bill" is dead.
Th one-time most successful burglui
of Honolulu, whose activitiea caused
the : police . fifteen ' and twenty years
age more uneasiness than thoae of any
ether crook in the Islands, and whose
methods would have done credit to
even a Pari erook, passed away yester
day at th Lea hi Home,' after a linger
ing Illness. In real life he was Wil
liam Ho'opit, and for th past fourteen
years he bad led a most exemplary
life, was a church member and became
a respected member of the community,
lie led a quiet life; since the daya when
be was a terror to police and property
In 19(10 "Barefooted Bill" came in
to prominence when he waa arrested
while endeavoring, to crack the aafe
irj L, B. Kerr 'a store on Queen Street,
but be had hardly begun to work when
her waa-handcuffed by C. T. Chilling
worth, theu deputy high sheriff. The
police had previous information of the
intentions of . Rill and a somnauion.
and Jay in wait for them. True to
hi methods,. Bill removed bia shoes
and stockings and Jet himself into the
store through the skylight, just as he
did it the store of B. E. Eblura and
also at Dimond k Corupauv. A burg
lary at Lower k Cooke 'a store was
lo laid at his dor.
At on time, during the Do's, he was
sent to prison by Deputy Attorney Gen
eral Charles F.. Creighton. When the
revolution pf '115 WM crushed Creigh
ton wa one of the political prisoners
brought before a military court. , He
u cutfiu-id to prison ' ud on being
taken to the juil, it was "Barefooted
Bill,' 11 trusty who opened bia cell for
him uud thcu locked him lu.
Tf?hspbr( ftew$
M?y'B Pai;t of-;:
Mpitary Seryicp'; v
WASHINGTON, December 17
(Aaaoclated Prsas) Bringing of the
crrw of aU traasporta, all mine
layer and number of other craft
Into th military aenric will be
raootnmendad l congresa in th
report of. Quartermaster General
SUare which will be prsent4 to
congreaa today. Bis report go
strongly into, th necessity of thi
to promote a greater degree of Ca
dency. . ,.i ... .
Thi report of th qnarterniaiter
genera) ia not tamed for this special
purpose as It 1 his annual report
and It is of grat interest in that it
is th first report which he ha
rendered to congress since th entry
of th United Bute into th war.
He deals at length with th under -toklngi
'which Us department has
successfully earned forward.
. .'.'? ' - - - - -,
oday's Rollcall ' Expected To
; Show TvvD-thirds of Repre
V sentativef In fayo
WASHINOTON, December 17 (
socisted Press) Nationwide prohibi
tion la expected to pass the house of
representative, 'where it ia the first
order of business todav. The belief
U expressed that it will easily have
two thirds is it favor on the roll call
Readers last night said that the senti
ment in the house was ao strong they
felt no doubt of the result. In the
senate there is Hot so strong' prohibi
tion sentiment but it' is believed the
required two-thirds vote, can also be
secured there, v ' " . ..'' -
Prospects for the passage of the
fqnal suffrage' measure sre not bright
and It i believed that it will not be
possible to get this amendment through
congress at thi session. "
- , .
Directors Weet and Select S.
', Johnson To Succeed C. G. '
Ballentyne; Resigned v'
H. Stuart Johnson Will become man
riger of the Honolulu Rapid Transit and
Lnnd Cumpnny on January 1, succeed
ing C. (. Bnllentyne who tendered his
resignation a short time since to be effective-
on that dqte. Mr. Ballentyne
leaves the. company to go to Bingham
where he will manage the Montana
Bingham Mining Company, the business
and poxibilitie of which he investi
gated for Honolulu interests during a
recent visit to Utah.
Kver since Mr. Ballentyne announce!
that he would resign the management
of the rapid transit company there has
been keen interest as to who would be
named aa iiis successor. This question
was finnjfy determined by the direct
ors of fhe company at a meeting which
wns held at noon yesterday, after which
the announcement was made.
Mr. Johnson has been connected with
the Honolulu Rapid Transit and Land
Company at various times since the
ryanir.ntlon of the company. His last
term of connection with the company
betran about four years ngo. He is a
civil engineer by profesnion and has re
cently hud chnrgeti especially of tho
track rehabilitation' which the company
linn planned and winch is soon to be
well undcrwuv.
SAN FRANCISCO, . December 1ft
( Asaociuted Press) Capt. Takiicbi Wa
kazawa, of the Japanese army, who
waa taken prisoner by the Germans on
the Russian front and later released,
said here recently that Germany it
starving but Austria Is fairly well fed.
The Austrian soldiers are praying for
peace, he stuted,
Captain Wakaawa said thit despite
the enemy status of bis country he wa
merely treated 11s an observer in Ger
many, and was told by German Bed
Croat women that be could have any
thing he wanted in the way of food.
His requeat for meat and coffee, how
ever, brought only an spplv sbbut 150
grams' of bread and a cup of the de
sired beverage. "It was the beat they
could get," he stated.
i . . ,
MELBOURNE, Australia, December
17) Aaaociated Presa) At least one of
the Australian battleplanes being pro
vided for the British uir service in this
war, chiefly by the rural diatrii-ta of
Commonwealth, will go into action
hearing the puma of a woman, Mis
Klir.aheth Ciiiiipbull of- Inverell station
(much). New South Wales, recently
ju the defense department 1.1,5(0
for tho purchase of a battleplane for
the Hritiah government. Arrangement
were subsequently made through tho
Aiistrniian High Commissioner in Lon
don that the battleplane shall bear the
iiiM-riptioii, " KliculiKth Campbell of In
v. 1, II Mation." Miss Campbell wa
thanked by the defense department for
b'T gift.
Attorney General Reports That
;" Department Is Armed With ''
"' Powerful Weapons :,
Prosecution of I. W. W. Leaders
Found Efficient In Checking'
Other Trouble" J-- ,
WASHINGTON, December' 17 (As
sociated Press) Only th cold figure
(bowing the results of the work of the
department of 'justice in coping 'with
Germad plotter in thi country are
given In Attorney General Gregory 'a
annual report. None of th detail of
the operation of the secret service of
that department, touching almost every
condition from the romarttia to th
ordid arc disclosed. Most of those
must necessarily' remain untold until
the end of the war, when a set of vol
umes rivaling the most exciting tale
of fiction might be written from them.
The attorney general's Teport merely
tells the story of result in the figure
of prison sentence' which the agent
of German intrfgue now are aerving
io federal penitentiaries.
In dealing with the enemie within,
the department ha found that the es
pionage, law, the trading with ' the
enemy act, and the prosecution of sediti
ous conspiracy have been, fruitful of
results. . :, i '
"The government's hand bave been
materially strengthened so that it now
ha power to deal with disturbing mal
contents," says the attorn general'
L W. W. Prosecution
"The prosecution of William D. Hay
wood and other leaders of the so-called
Industrial Worker of , the World, - to
the number of more than ISO in the
northern district of Illinois is an in
stance of how these laws may be em
ployed for the public protection in this
time of stress. . The effect of these
prosecutions is already having a far
reaching and highly beneficial influ
ence toward the maintenance of order
and obedience to law throughout the
eountry." .
After dealing with the war activitiea
of the department the attorney general
passes on to recommendations concern
ing the civil law of the Nation.
Attorney General Gregory renews at
the outset his . recommendation that
the commodities clause of the inter
state oommere law be amended to meet
supreme court decisions, to divorce
transportation from rc4uetuaai.Waikt
the legislation Mr. Gregory reeommenda
is intended particularly to cover
the coal roads, it . would also pro
hibit to the last degree s, railway
from manufacturing or owning anything
it transports in interstate commerce.
For Aged Judge
Also, the attorney general -renew
his recommendationa for a provision of
law intended to benefit th federal
courts. It would provide that when a
federal judge reaches the age of 70
years and refuses to avail himself of
the retirement already provided by law,
the President shall be authorized to
appoint another judge for the same dis
trict to takerrecedenc over the older
one. "' .
Under existing Jaw there is no legal
penalty for sending threatening letters
through the mails unlesa to accomplish
extortation or as part of mean to
defraud. Mr. Gregory recommends leg
islation to make it a crime. 'The stat
ute of limitations for Criminal proa
erution in bankruptcy cases, now ouc
year, the attorney general regards as
having defeated justice' in some cases
aad be recommends that it te extend
ed to three years.
AnU-Truat Legislation
In the enforcement of the auti trust
laws the attorney general say the de
partment has been eonfreuted by pe
culiar conditions brought about by the
war. There are two broad limitations
on the power of the department.
Increases of price, brought about not
by agreement, conspiracy or monopoly,
but by the rommou selfish impulse of
trader to take advantage of the ex
traordinary couditona of the times, aro
not punishable under the aoti trust
laws, the report says, no matter how
completely lucking they may bo of
economic justification . or how extor
tionate. Balea of commodities by retailer to
consumers generally fall outaide of in
terstate commerce and therefore are
not within the purview of the federal
Within such limitations, Attorney Gen
eral Gregory say th department of
justice has utilized it full energy: "
Several of the great antitrust cases,
previously begun, notably the Interna
tional Harvester and Steel suits ar
still in 'tli supreme court.
The attorney general devotee much
of his report to informing congress of
the stepa he haa taken to carry, out th
measures against enemy alien. They
include cooperation of federal marshals
and troopa with local authorities, aad
go into the legal procedur ia great
detail. 1
: - - '
LONDON, November 31 (Associated
Press) A difference of opinion arose
recently between a. woman , inspector
and a policewoman stationed at a mu
nition work. In her anger, (he police
woman, a strong girl, caught up the in
spector and. threw her into a nearby
stream. The inspector wa rescued un
hurt and the policewoman was imme
diately eseortciPto headquarters.
movea tfe cause. Used the world over
to cur a cold in one day, Tha signa
ture of E;W. GKOVBls on eacb box.
Manufactured by tb FARIS MEDI
CINE CO.. 6t. Louis, U. 8. A.
Austro-Germans Score Advance
By Sheer Force of Numbers
and At 1 lmmense-'Ctistlu'and
Reach 'Caprille?l HrifP'BVlVe'
v SlirriFCSFll! I Y nFFFNDFn
Italians Mass Forces and Bat
teries In New Positions In Ad
vance and Are Prepared To ,
Continue Desperate Stand -"""
' -'.s.1 . '- - '.' ::. :
NEW YORK, December 17
(Associated !Pres3)--Before
the intensity of the Atistfo-Gcr-man
attack one sector the Ital
ian front was forced to give way
slightly yesterday and to fall back
upon new and strong -positions'
.. a a
mat naa oeen prepared aireauy
in preparation for this contingen
cy. '. On all other sectors the Ital
ian-Allied lines hold strong and
' t ' i i . i . . i . .
njve oeaicn d&ck an aiiacKs.
At great cost the Austro-Ger-
man forces yesterday succeeded
in ' pushing their advance as far
forward as! ,CapriIle hill, This
minn' A r m i n n' t r u f Ki Can T r
rvnzo Vralley and it is here that
tie Italian forces have taken up
their new positions. Here they
have massed their forces and
placed batteries of big guns in po
sition in readiness for another
stand. Despatches said that Ita
ian military authorities expressed
the opinion that here at least the
Italians would be able to success
fully-check renewed, efforu. to'
advance 'upon Venice, ,The .San
Lorenzo Valley leads to the Ve
netian plains. .
There was rib. abatement yes
terday of the intense conflict that
has raged for days on the Italian
front. Again thelirenta and the
piave sectors were the chief sa
lients for the enemy. Attacks in
force were continued on those
fronts and the use of heavily
massed forces continued.
By sheer force of numbers the
Itafians were slowly thrown back
toward Caprille Hill. Slowly and
in good order, fighting every inch
of the way and contending every
step of progress with the enemy
hordes they retired. Lng grey
lines, melted away before the lead
en hail thrown against the on
coming Austro-Germans, but as
often as the leaders fell thev were
replaced by new men, pressing
ever forward. Time after time the
Italians hurled their enemy back
but the sea of armed humanity
swept ever against them. In this
way making thousands of lives
pay for the advance, the defenders
slowly gave ground until they
reached their new positions. Here
they checked the enemy success
fully and here are massed forces,'
guns and munitions which domin
ate the position of the Teutons.
' In' no other sectors of the Ital
ian front did the Atmtro-Germans
tfiirrpprl in m:il-iii! mntprinl nd-
vances. . . ' 4
On the Western front the day
was without importance." No
great movements were launched
by any of the contenders on any
of the fronts either in France or
Belgium but artillery engage
ments continued.
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