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Germany Refuses An Armistice,
Despite Bolshevik! Acceptance
of Peace Terms, and Russians
Awaken To Danger That Faces
Them and Their Revolution
Red Guards Fight Furiously,
While Government Issues Proc
lamation Calling Upon People
To Rally To Arms and Prevent
Restoration of the Monarchy
LONDON, February 27 (An
sociatcd Press) Despite the
full acceptance of the Bolshcviki
pnvernment of the terms of the
Germans and the announcement
from Petrograd that the Russians
are willing to surrender territory
and pay an indemnity, Germany
refuses to agree to an armistice
and desperate fighting has de
v c 1 o p e d throughout Ksthonia.
where the red guards are vigor
ously disputing the further way
to their capital.
The refusal of the Germans to
permit the slaughter to stop and
the general belief now spreading
that it is n part of the German
l)lan to restore the monarchy
have inflamed the Russians and
these are no longer meek'y giv
ing up their arms to the invad
ers. On the contrary they are re
sisting desperately, the remnant.
of the Russian armies along the
front endeavoring to hold unti
reinforcements can reach them.
The nature of the fighting and
the fact that the Germans are no
longer being permitted to ad
vance at will are shown in the
reports irf the struggle for the
possession of the junction city of
Pskov, which has changed handr
several times during the past
twenty-four hours, with the bit
terest kind of street fighting. At
last reports the red guards had
driven the Germans out and were
holding the town against new
An Exchange Telegraph report
states, that the Bolshcviki appear
t' have awakened to the serious
ness of the German advance and
to the improbability of stopping
it by further promises of peace.
Kvcrywhere throughout North
ern Russia the red guards are
lighting, in some instances with
considerable success.
The correspondent states also
that there has been a serious dis
agreement between Foreign Min
ister Trotky and the workmen
delegates, who are now accusing
the Bolshevist leader of having
betrayed his country to those
who are now proposing tf) over
throw the revolution. Trotsky
is almost certain to resign.
From Bolsheviki headquarters
a proclamation addressed to the
people of Russia was issued yes
terday. This calls upon all Rus
sians to unite against the Ger
mans and to opoose them by
every means.
ING "lU-spite. the acceptance by the
Russian people of the German
peace terms, the imperialistic as
sassins arc still monstrously ad
vancing into the interior, shoot
ing the Soviets and reconstitut
ing the landlords," says the proc
lamation. "The iuxaders are pre
paring to restore the monarchy
and in their advance the revolu
tion i- being imperilled and a
mortal blows is being aimed at
Red I'ctiograd.
"If the soldiers, workmen and
oeasants of Free Russia would
Accuses Entente Of
WASHINGTON, February 27 (At-
oelated Preaa) Germany haa ao lntet
Hon t plating the ' aeutrality T
au..-i.j . , . . ' , .
ewltMTUnd and in prepared to retir
from Belgium, under eoadittnna, ae-
cording to the heralded add raa of the
imperial ahaneetlor made In Berlin yea
terday, reports of which have been r-
tt'lw bT. ' """ ''Von
Hertlinjr, in the course of his address,
which was made, as announced, on the
foreign situation, dealt at length with
aome phases of the recent deelaratioa
Of war aims by President Wilson.
it. t rbnrrt"r mentioned many of that they do not see any prngreaa to
the European untions in his speech, ward peace.
particularly tnanking the people of I The fo.ir main ace prinr.iplna enuiv
Holland, Hpnin end the Hcandinavian elated by the President were laid
countries fhr their maintenance of nen- 'down in hia ,l,lm.. ... .u.
trallty. The speaker said that he voiced .
tn thin the scntwnents of the German j ' First That each part of the final
people, Who are grateful to those wh.S settlement must be based upon the ea
have maintained their neutrality de- sential justice of that particular cause
spite the. temptation, the pressure and and upon such adjustments as are
th oppressions brought acninst them moat likelv tn lirii.ir v... .:it
by tha Entente. .
gaaUrn Situation
German delegates have left for Brest ;
UtOTsk to resume the peace necotia- ;
tlena.with Russia, he said, and while were mere chattels and'pawna in a
Germany may eapecf that there will h game, even the great game, now for
aome trouble yet over detaila before .ever discredited, of the balance of
the peaiee. treaty is definitely aiftnad. I power; htit that.
vet jpenra with Kaasia on tho terms of j
uermapy ,in assured. The treaty which "em Involved in this war must be
he, been aerurcd with the Pkrniniana made in the interest and for the bene
had resulted In developing some frie- At of the populations concerned and
tion in Poland, which would be adjust I " as a part of any mere adjustment
id. The matter of the form of govern- I or 'ompromis- of claims among rival
ment to he granted ultimately to Polaad atatea; and,
ia ye nnoer consideration.
Negotiations lonkini? for n fair nence
hate been openod up with Kumania,
the German ho. bein to convert the
Rumanian hostilities into a friendship!
after peace hail been secured on the J
basis of the success of (iermnnv and
her allies in arms.
Hsroliea to Wilson.
During his speech he reneatedW said
that the German government does not
"Ontemplata retaining Relginm, "but
we aat b aafesunrded against Enit
lnd." '
Taking op the President's measage
on war aims, he snid that fundamental
ly he agrees with the four principal
points which President Wilson said
muat govern peace discussion. He anid
that the German government could dia
euas a general peace on such a bnsia
but that all peonies and stntH must
reeogniae the principles, ami h- added 1
'hat this goal is not vet reached
He insisted that Oermany would not
be antagonistic to the President 's peace
pVopoaal on account of its references to
Belgium. Ho said that the Wilson
message of February II constitutes a
ttep toward- mutual agreement, lie ns
'rrted that the Central Powers intend
'o afford self-government to Conrlnnd
ind Lithuania.
The Kntente, declared the chancellor,
retain the power they hav
jaJneuVi..,they j., mut , - fight the
hordes that are now seeking to
ievour you, and they must swell
.he ranks of tHe red battalions
in the front. ,To arms, that the
itrupgle for peace may end only
with your breath!
"Resistance to the imperialistic
'nvaders is now the principal task
of the revolution!"
WASHINGTON, February 7 (As
lociated Press) Ambassador Francis,
with the diplomatic staffs at Petrogrud
and Mihkow and other Americans of
whom the ambaaaador is in charge, an
preparing to leave PetrogTad at a miu
ite's notice, according to a despatch
received at the state department yes
terday. The Americans will. go to .h
mara, a city on the edge Of the l'ral
Cossack region in Houtheaat Russia,
near the Siberian line and on the Trans
Siberian railroad.
The Chinese embassy will als,. be
moved to Samara, where it is proliuMe
that other embassies of the Kntente
will be moved, preparatory to loaviiin
Russia via Vladivostok if the necessity
Reporting on the situation y-esterdav,
mbasHador Fraucis stated that tier
nan advance guards hud approached
o within eight hours' march of the
Russian capital, the fall of which n i
peared imminent.
Manufacturers and Distributors
Must Be Licensed
WASHINGTON", February 27 (As.o
'liated Press) The government took
ivur yesterday control of the fertiliser
industry, President Wilson issuing :i
proclamation to that effect.
The proclamation requires that ti'I
manufacturers and distributors of fcrti
lizer must obtain licenses from the de
oartineiit of agriculture to do bu-d
NF.W YORK, February l'7-- ( Assm-i
ated Press) The Russians of New
York 'ity telegraphed to President
Wilson yesterday for permission to
"hold meetings for the purpose of ui
gluiUing u Kussian Legion in America
for the defense of the Busaiun rcvnlu
Seeking Conquests
doea Dot intend to conclude any peace
I,,nR linet suggMrted by President
JVy' w,n of
ofinat desire porta in Auatro-
Htinfrry, I'alestine, Byria and Arabia,
a well a the rounding oat of their
Colonies, nartinulkrlv l th Rrltl.h la.
Waahlnxton Sceptical
At Hint Klai.re, Washington is not
impressed with possibilities for peaoe
on the basis of Chancellor von Hart-
ling 'a address. Tha President reeelvad
a ronv nf tha ..l.i ..j
it. Other hieh officials let it be known
eleventh. These are:
be permanent.
"Mecoiid-Thnt nennle. , .......
ineea are not to be bartered about from
soverelentv to sovereWntv u. : .u
"Third Kvery territorial settle-
rourtn That all well defined na
tional aspirntiona aha.!! K. 1.1 .
utmost satisfaction that can be ae
corded them without introducing new
or perpetuating old elements of dis
cord and antagonism that would he
naeiy in time to break the pence of
F.nrope and consequent! v of the world "
World. Car. Agree
"A general pence erected on such
foundations can be discussed," said
the President. "I'ntil such a peace
can tie' seenred we have no choice but
to go on. Nor fnr as we can judge,
theae principles that we reparrf na fun.
, U&raental are" already everywhere ac-
nepvwo as imperative, except among the
spokesmen of the military and an
nexationist party in Germanr. Tf thv
hyive hnywhere else been rejected the
objectors have not been sufficiently
humerous or influential to make their
voices audible.
"The tragical circumstance is thst
this one party in Germany is apparent
ly willing nnd able to send millions of
men to their death to prevent what all
the world now sees to be just.
"I would not be n true spokesman
of the people of the t'nited States if I
did not say once more that we entered
this w;ar upon no small occasion and
that we never can turn back from a
conrae chosen upon principle."
Denies Packers Pay Salaries of
His Subordinates
WASHINGTON, February 27 (As
sociatcd Press) Herbert 0. Hoover,
mitional food administrator, issued a
denial yesterday that three of the big
meat pacaera or ine country are pay
ing salaries to assistants of the food
Charges that the packers were pav
iug the aalariea to aiz food adminis
tration assistants were made before
the federal trade commission at Chi
cngo in the courae of ita investigation
or the packing industry.
According to a despatch from Wasl
i iugton, the forcea of Francis J. Heney,
who is conducting the case for the
government against the packers,
charged that through theae food ad
ministration assistants whom they
. re accused of paying, the packers
Di. lam advance Information concern
i nil proposed action of the food admin
isTruiion. as an instance, It was
charged that thev knew days in ad
vanec of the pending appointment of
Homer as head of the rood admin
f ration. It waa also charged that
iliev endeavored to obtain control of
the food administration
, MADRID, February 27 ( Associated
Press) Simultaneous with the receipt
I of a wireless report from Berlin of
the thanks of the German people,
voiced by von Hertllng, to the people
of hpain for thur continued neutral-
! ity, came newi from the Canary Islands
I of the landing there of the crew of
the Spanish steamer Neguri, which had
I been torpedoed the (Jay previously by
a (.eimau suDmanna.
I -
WASHINGTON, February 2d (Ah
-o, Kited Press) Representatives of
1 capital have selected K President Taft
to represent them at the public con
ferences to be held here between em
plmers and employes to establish a
' Ii;mm fnr war relations aud discuss
wni;es and hours. The workers have
not selected their representative.
Women often leonie nervous and de-
iHpuii.lent. When this is due to consti
pat urn it is easily corrected by taking
in usional dose of Cnamherlain 's
Tat lets. These tablets are easy to tako
: -i I i.lensent in effect. For sale by all
dealers. Benson Smith tr Co., Ltd.,
j uyenis toi 11-jwaii.- Advl.
sinks many
Allied vessels
Wolf Returns To Port After Oper
ating Fifteen Months In Three
Oceans Victims Include Wai
runa, Hitachi Maru and Three
American Ships
NEW YORK, February 27 (Asso
clAted Press) A Herman commerce
raidef, the Wolf, winch for fifteen
months operated in the Atlantic, Pacific
and Indian oceans nnd which was re
sponsible for the niysti'iious disappear
ance of a large l) umbo of vessels that
left port and were nevei heard of again,
has returned safely to the Austrian port
of Pola on the Adnntii Sea. nccording
to despatches received here yesterday
from several r.iiropesn apitaW.
Another (Jernian rni i.r. the F.iiglish
cruiser Turritelln, which had been sein
ed br the Wolf and turned into a raid
er, was not so fortunati
according to
The vessel,
sunk by ita
mted with an
eape was ini-
despatch from Berlin
the despatch says, -German
crew when con'!
Fnglish vessel and when
Mysteries Explained
The Wolf had n care.
almost nnual
ling in adventure ami
lining that of
the famous cruiser Kmdcii, and was
responsible for the sinking of several
vessels whose fates have hitherto been
mysteries. Among them, according to
tn official statement of the British ad
iniralty, were the An srienn vessels
Beluga, Win slow and Kinnrc; the Japa
nese steamer Hitachi Mam; the Bri
tish steamers .lunna. W;niuna, Matan
8, Wardiworth and Dee. and the Span
eh steamer Igot. Memli
According to a despatih from Ber
lin, when the Wolf reached the Aus
trian port, the Kaiser conferred on the
officera and crew the order of Pour le
Merite and the iron cmss. The des
patch says the cruiser is commanded
by Captain Nerger. It brought 400
members of the crews uf Allied and
neutral ships sunk at sea, among whom
are numerous coioreii luuish soldiers
from armed steamers. It also brought
a. cargo of great value.
Captared Cruiser
The Wolf captured an Knglisb cruis
er;, the Turrit ell a, and operated it in
the Uulf of Aden. I his raider waa
confronted by a armed British vessel
and .was sunk by ita crew when escape
was Impossible.
A Copenhagen despatch savs that
the Spanish steamer Igot. Memli nf
ter being captured in the Gulf of In
Ita nine months ago bv the German
raider Wolf and put in charge of a
prize crew, has failed to make a tier-
man port. The vessel with its prisw
crew was sailed from the Pacific tow
ird German waters, but went ashore
near the Skaw lighthouse, On the ex
trenie tip of Jutland.''1 The prisoners
on the Igotc Mendi included two Amer
icans from the ships sunk. Several
f those aboard were prisoners foi
eight mouths while the lgotr. Mend
cruised on the Pacific.
Americana Rescued
Nine womeu, two children and the
wo Americana are among those res
lied when the ship wot ashore. The
iiminander of the steamer has been
interned ami the members of the crew
taken from the ship. Many of thoef
i board the vessel were Buffering frim
Seri beri and scurvy.
Amsterdam confirms the arrival at
"ola of the Wolf aud adds, the infor
mation that the vessel tried repeated
v to get through the orth Sea to a
port in Germany but was preveuted
iv the British patrol.
"Sub" Chaser Reaches
Port With Bed
Sheets For Sails
Becomes Separated From Con
voy In Gale and Is Tossed By
Waves For Thirty-nine Days
Before Arriving On Other Side
WASHINGTON, February 27 i As
uiciated Press i With sails rij;ge
from bed sheets, an American sub
' marine chaser, maimed by u Freud
crew, has safely reached a Kuropeii'
port, it was announced by the uiiv
depart me lit yesterday.
I he submarine chaser which was
being towel over, became separate,
on January I"' from the convoy witl
which it was traveling. A gale wa
blowing and the little craft was uu
able to rejoin her convoy.
The crew ripped the sheets frou
their beds and tinned them into nulls
With this improvised motive power th
submarine chaser sailed for thirty nim
days, Until it linally reached port
AI.HANY, .New York, February L'7
I Associated Press i Nutiouul prohibi
tion "as warinlv advocated here ves
ter. lav bv William Jennings Hryun
and us bit teily opposed by Sainue:
, (lumpers, president nf the American
Federation of I nlmr. in arguments ail
' vanccil before the New York State ley
islature. ,
I The Iceislat ii i e h:is under considers
tion the . ..iiBtiutiwn.il Hinendment pas
ed by conyress recently and refened
to the scvcnil states, providing for
nntioiiul prohibit inn Hrvau was invit
ed to present the side of the prohibi
tionists. and (lumpers, representing or
ganUed labor, chaiupioiied tho.se win
ojipose prohibition.
Thompson Candidates Turned Down
l'HII'Ail, Februaiy 27- (Associated Press)- The pobtienl aspiration of
William Hale Thompson, uiHVor of Chicago, who hn announced his candidacy
for tho t'nited Sliites Semite in succession to Henatoi James Hamilton Lewis,
went crumbling down yesterday when the results of the cilv primaries were
At the primaries the various member of the board of aldermen who have
been supporting the mayor in his various policies were candidate fnr renomlna
tion. With a single exception they were turned down and defeated bv the Re
publican voters, who in this way demonstrated their disHpprnvnl of Mayor
Thompson an. I hi aldermanie supporters.
Hince the outbreak of the war, Mayor Thompson Las been openly accused
of pro ( terina ii tendencies and activities, the attacks upon him having lncn bit
ter in the extreme. The greatest storm arose over the refusnl of I he Mayor
to permit n page of the public school reader, hi which appeared no article laud
ing the Kaiser, to be torn out. He was slso accused ol discourtesies towards
the Fieiu li cionmissioii, headed by Marshal Joffri , nhen the party v isited
Socialist Aldermen of New York
Accused of Treason and Disloyalty
NKW MHiK. Fcbtuaiv 27 (Assoc!
nted Press. Charges of treason nnd
disloyalty were hurled at the Socialist
members of the board of nldermen of
this city yesterday at u meeting of
the board. The charges were made ia
the course of a discussion over a reso
Reserves Right To Introduce
"Highly Confidential Evidence
From State Department"
WAN FRANCISCO. February 27
(Associated Press i -The prosecution
in the so called Hindu plot cases rested
its case yesterday, reserving the right
to introduce "highly confidential evi
dence from the state department."
Attorneys for tho defendants an
nounced that thev would ask the court
for the dismissal of practically all of
the defendants on the ground that the
evidence adduced by the prosecution
nan iiui suiiicn-iu hi naiia.ui turn
. . . , . . i .
crwmi being conm.tenM) by the jury.
Three of tin
unit V r v urnuiiauir.
,-.. .Is ff ah ss) b nt.
pleaded guilty early in the trial. They
were Oeorg Rodiek, formerly German
fonnul at Honolulu: II. A. Sehroeder,
his secretary, and Captain Wilhelm von
Brincken, military aide of the der
man consulate in this citv.
3peclflc Charges
The specific accusation on which the
lefendnnts went to trial was that they
attempted to foment an uprising
gainst Hntish rule in India tor the
uurpoae of embarrassing the British
-overnment and forcing it to withdraw .
part 'Of Its forces from the European
Settle fronts.
In its ramifications the alleged plot
involved steamship officials and com
manders, German consular representa
Mvea, merchants,' attorneys, lnanranee
nnd cuatoms brokers aad several Hin
dus, including Ram Chandra, publisher
and writer, and Bhagwan Singh, well
known among hia race aa a leader niid
who was said to head a faction opposed
'o Ram Chandra and his adherents.
lenaaUonal Evidence
Highly sensational evidence was III
roduced by the proaeeution. This in
luded the famous I.uxburg telegrams
cat by Alfred Zlmmermaun, German
ecretarv of state, to Ambassador von
rnstorff. in which ZirameTmann,
'hroueh Count vo ' uvburf. German
hnrge d'affaires at Buenos Aires, di
rected von Becnstorh to finance the
Hindu plot.
Ust of Defendants
The complete list of defendants is:
Frana Bono, former German consul
v ii'i... " B,Sw' side
I m Mai f'ra net mtrt
. .. . .
f the Herman consulate.
W.l.,.r Par.AjlA Man Francisco scrent
or the North Oerniau-l.loyd steamship '
Te'od Michaels, multi mil ire. I
Ni::.;;;:.rat0,lf ,imef ,h,'K,eUm''-r
Hnrrv .1. Hart, shipping broker.
Charles Lattendorf, von Brincken 's
.rtjirv '
Walter flauerbeck. ,
.loh'n F. Craig, hhipbuilder, Long i
tench. California. '
J. C. Hi,.r. attornev. San Diero.
.foseidi I,. Blev. customs broker. !
Itemard fannin(, alias Juan Bcrna-
In Rowen, 8an Diego.
Salon T.eonhanaer, a Bnddist jiriest.
Marie I.eonlianser, hia wife, tho only
vi. man defendant.
Henry X. Kaufman, former ehancel
'or for the German consulate.
K.lwin Deinat, commander of the
'.inner German ahiri .1. H. Ahlers.
vhich was interned at Honolulu after
he war.
Heiurich I'llho, captsin of the Ger
nnn ship lfolaatia, also interned at
Morris Stm-k vpn Gtjlt.heiiu, insur
ucc broker.
Hcor" Ro.UeV, former German con
sul at Honolulu.
II A. SchroeHer, who succeeded
li...liek at Honolulu.
I.oui T. Hengstler. local ettorney.
IV- .t 0f Xfw York,
ltnlph Rusa of this city, with the
'nited States army.
M. Martinef, attorney. Kan Diego.
The Hindu defendants are Ram
'Imn.'-a Bhnrwnn Kingh. Tsrskniith
Has. Sankokh r'ingh, Oopal Hin(h, Mn
'.n.led Naudfkar. Godh Rnm, Sen.lar
inrh nhnlli, Munshi Rain, Nidhan
sii.eh. Hifhnn Singh Hindi (ioliind Ma
'iftri l.al, Nurendra Nath Kar. two per
"s named llnri Minh.. C. K. Clink -
aliarly and Dhirendra Nath Snrkar.
Among those named as defendants
'nit who are beyond the jurisdiction of
he . iv eminent are: Alfred Zimnier
nan. (ieriuun secretary of state; Frany
von l'Hpcn, former 'milltarv attache
o the German embassy at Washington:
"A.df v.iii Iel, von I'apen's secrets r:
'fans Taushcer, husband of Mine ,lo
'iniina (.iiiUkl, ojiera singer and C. r
mail agent ia New Vork.
lution providing for the official boost
ing of the thrift stamp sale campaign.
The Socialist mimbefs opposed such
action being tuken and their npposi
tioo was set down to treasonable mo
tives by other members of the board
of aldermen.
Enter Into Convention With Uni
ted States Affecting Service
ol Respective Nationals
WASHINGTON. February 27 (As
soeiated Press)- Frnnce and Italy, it
ia announced by the state department,
have accepted the proposed treaty with
the United States affecting the military
service of the nationals of the respec
tive aoontriea.
I'nder the treaties as prnpoaed,
French and Italian residents in the
I'nited States who have declared their
intention of becoming citizens of this
country but who have' not yet taken
out their final papers can be drafted
into the American armv if within the
, . . - . -. , . .
.iia.iv oi i hit countries 01 lueir bi
uaim rnnvttru. a-.:
" ' wai--. (i duo
France and Italy can under similar cir
cumstances be drafted into the French
and Italian armies.
A similar agreement, but broader In
its policy, has already been concluded
between the I'nited States and Great
Britain nd Caumla. According to the
terms of that agreement, British and
Canadians resident in the United
States, of British draft age, between
twenty and forty, are given a limited
time in which to return to their home
country for military service. ' If tbey
do not, they ate liable to draft Iqto tb
American Army. , '.. -
The agreement permit England" and
Canada to deal in a similar meaner
with Americans in those countries
Those of American draft age, between
mriiiy-une anu luirty-one, who rail to
return to this country for military aer
vice, can be drafted into the Knglish
and Canadian armies.
WASHINGTON. February 27 (As
sociated resa) Tb,e bill providing for
the taking of tbe decennial census of
the I'nited HUtea id 1920 will be re
ported to the house by the census com
mittee within a few days. It is re
i portoo mat the fnilippines will not
I be included in the census to be taken.
"'"r'.1,"K to tne ierm t the bill as
'I "ill he report
reported out.
r-RANcicT Fehr,,.rv L'tV--
1 Assoc in ted l'ress) Two of the indict
"rtamst Israel Weinberg, jitnev
driver charged with criminal coin
plicity in the Kan Francisco prepared
r!""'M .'1V l'de bomb plot, were today
di.-missed by the court with the con
H.,'," """rlct Attorney Fickert. No
,la,' h been set for action on the re
"""" ewnenia. wemDerg Ik now
mi nun iur me seconn time oil a miir
der charge, the first count having been
iiixpoMCii or.
Hard to Shake Off
That Backache
daily grind is made ten times
when a! f licted with luuie back
shu i p
iltrting painu, headaches, diz.i
and annoying kidney difficulties.
If v.. ii want to shake it off before
hcie's .lander of gravel, dropsv, or
Mi. flit's d'sease use Doiiu's Backache
Ki.ln.v 1'ills. They are piaised the
. . 1 1. 1 over liv thotiHnn.lH who have hud
relict triuii those exact troubles.
"When Your Back i l.iime Hciiiein
' r" 1
1 '
hi- Niuiie. " .Hon 'i Hiniplv ask for
Inev n Iv nsU .lis'inctlv for
s HacKaeli, Ki.lnev Tills ami take
1 1 . i Hon ii 'i Backaclie K i.l in v
:it.- sol. I I v ii ,lri" 'ists su.l stun-i-.
..r will lie inaileil on receipt of
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Nine Americans, Badly Gassed, ,, V;;
Carried To Emergency Hospi
tals suffering Horribly, While
Three Others Are Killed During
The Attempted Raid In Force
French Raids Growing In Size
and Intensity, Some Amounting
Almost To Battles British
Sectors Are Comparatively
Quiet German Air Raids
27- --(Associated Press)
With k.is and flame projector
the if nnaus made two formidable
attacks upon a portion of the Htie
held liy American troops yester
day, state nfiieial reports from ih
merii-.m front. The Americans,
hacked hy their artillery and by
French otitis, withstood the as
saults, twice driving back the
(ierman infantry and inflicting
severe losses upon the enemy. ,
Three Americans were killed;
nine were badly gassed and vre oi
taken tn the first aid stations suP-
feriiiR horribly, while a JTtrtttbcr
of others were wounded. The
enemy's casualties were many
times those of the Americans.
For the first time since they
have become a part of the defend'
tnp line the Americans faced th
ghastly liquid fire of the Germana,"
Under cover of a barrage, the .
flame nroiertors were lirono-ht mi
. , e . ,
and directed against the Amer-' ,
ict trenches, , but .they dwlr no
daniage; the bearers of the frojets
tors being shot down by Amir
ican sharpshooters, their .flame' t
tanks emptying themselves' narrtfr ,"i ''' ,,
'essly against the ground.
Thc Germans opened theirra.t-
tack upon the Americans FhUi 'v; ,
sector, on the .St. Mihlei sabCnf t tif
front, northwest of Tool, ly -)i -VnV
heavy shelling of the' odsitiotifa 1 ;
hundred high expisive sheHs'feftr" ' '.
iiip dropped on the wire etitaii'gi
ments, with many gas shellj'lnto ".'' '"''
the trenches themselves. It wi . "
the shells which caused ihe grepV1 V. V
er number of casualties from, gas v, 'J,l
among the Americans, the ' gas.
clouds which preceded 'the infan
try charge being, less effective,
the Americans being prepared'
with their masks. '
This is tbe first attempted raid
in force made by the GeVmans for
Mime time, while the reports from
Paris state that the French raids
into (ierman territory have been
growing in force and numbers
-deadily throughout the past
month, assuming on occasions al
most the magnitude of battles,,
These' raids are being carried out
for various objects. Sometimes
it is to improve the Jine, some
times to capture observation
points or destroy the: enemy'ty
works, while other raids 'are for
the purpose of taking "prisoners 'in
order to gain information' 'fn
enemy troop movements.-' ' ';
There has been little actjsity
except artillery duels with occa
sional raids on any of the British
ectors during the past three
days, while the armies along ihc
Italian front are inactive.
Rome reports a series of Ger
man air raids yesterday, Venice.
M est re and Castle Franco being
bombarded. Two civilians were
killed at Venice and three at Mes
tre. No military damage was
onMaiuinople report, by
way of Amsterdam, says that the
'Turks yesterday entered Trebi
und and dispersed "bands" of
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