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The carrier or saleaboy from whom you obtain The Nws is a young merchant He buys the paper from us and sells It to you. Tour patronage helps make a fu ture business man of him. ALWAYS ON THE JOB ta it a British assault in Danders, a new uprising in Russia, or a miners' strike in Montana, the. As sociated "Press gets the news when it still is .news. Qhattanooga, 4 p.m. Washington, 5 p.m. London, 10 p.m. Paris) 10 p.m. Petrograd, 12 p.m. Tokio, 7 a.m. VOL. XXX. NO. 205 CHATTANOOGA, TENN., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 2, 1918. DDIPC. TUDCC PCMTO Delivered By Carrier LATE EDITION I IIIVI-. I If 1U1 ULIl Id Tvelr Cents a Week. THE .CHATTANOOGA NEWS COUNTER-ATTACK EJECTED ENEMY FROM NEW POSTS : German Troops Carried Out Raid on Wide. Front in Northern France. BRITISH RETURN THE BLOW Spirited Activity in Progress at j Many Points. Norfolk Soldiers Bring Back Prisoners Balds in Pass - chendaele Sector. London, March 2. German troops carried out a raid on a wide front against the Portuguese trenches in northern Franc early this morning, today's British war office statement announces. A counter-attack ejected the Germans and left the situation as it was before the raid. Several raiding' operations by the German were conducted last night. In one case near Harglcourt every German who succeeded in reaching the British trenches was either killed or captured. British troops took prisoners in raids In the Armentieres region and near Arleux-En-Gohelle. The statement JNorfolk troops carried out a suc cessful raid last night south of Ar mentieres. They killed or took pris oner a number of the enemy. Prison ers were alno brought in by our pa trols in the neighborhood of Arleux-En-Gohelle. Several Raids Attempted. "Raids were attempted by the enemy during the night at several points. Two hostile raiding parties succeeded in entering our lines in the St. Quen tin sector. A few of our men arj missing. In a third raid attempted by the enemy in the neighborhood of Harglcourt a few of Tils troops also succeeded in reaching our trenches, where they were all killed or captured. "After a heavy bombardment car ried out early this morning on a wide front from Neuvo Chapclie northward a strong hostile raiding party at tacked and entered Portuguese front trenches in this area. The enemy was promptly ejected by an immediate counter-attack, which completely re stored the situation. Other hostile raids in the neighborhood of the Tprec-Comtnes cannl Sfnd south of Houtholst forest also were repulsed with loss to the enemy. We captured a few prisoners and a machine gun. "The enemy's artillery has shown considerable activity during the night in connection with his raids and also in the Passchendaele sector." DENIES KNOWING OF . NEUTRALITY BRIBE Former Premier of Prance De clares Ignorance of Report ed German Conditions. - Paris, March 2. Rene Viviani, who was premier and foreign minister when- th war began, and was at the head of th French government for more than a year thereafter, says in an interview with the Petit Journal that he knew nothing of the instruc tions sent by the then German chan cellor, Dr.. Von Bethmann-Hollweg, to Baron Von Schosn, then German am bassador at Paris, regarding th con dition on which France, if she re mained neutral in th war between Germany and Russia, was to guaran tee "her neutrality. (In an address yesterday, the French foreign minister, Stephen Plchon, quoted the Instructions from Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollweg that France would be required to turn over the fortresses of Toul and Verdun to Germany for the duration of the .war with Russia if she decided to remain neutnil). "Needless to say, Karon Von Schoen did not transmit the proposal to me," said M. Viviani. "He thus spared me the humiliation of hearing of the dis honorable bargain proposed and spared himself the humiliation of hearing my reply. Now Appreciates Incident. "These revelations enable mo now the better to appreciate Haron Von Schoen's attitude when he was in my office on July 81, 1914. You will re member that he asked me what would be the course of France in case of a conflict between Germany and Rus sia. The question was a plain one and undoubtedly the ambassador expected me to make one of tvo answers by which he would have profited. lie doubtless thought that I wduld say: "In that case, sir, it is war," In which case he would walk out of my office, imputing words of provocation to France, or else that I. overwhelmed hy the news he brought me. would be. tray weakness so that h would be encouraewd to make his dishonorable proposal, which a representative of France not only could not consider an instant, hut could not even allow to be made to him. "What I did mv in answer to him was 'France will be guided by her In terests.' Von Sclioen had nothing more to say." " FOUR. TONS OF BOMBS DROPPED BY BRITISH London (Friday). March 1 The following report of aerial activities was given out tonight: "Four tons of bombs were dropped Thursday night on larg-e hostile air dromes midwav between Tr.urnal and Mors and on billets in the neighbor hood of Iou. AH of our mat bine returned. RUSSIANS AND EVACUATE ALAND ISLANDS Town of Tcherkflet, Twenty-five Miles From Helsingfors, Has Capitulated to Bolsheviki. 600 White Guards Made Prisoner. London, March 2. A dispatch from the official Russian nawi agency says that the town of Tcherkflet, twenty-five miles from Helsinfors, has capitulated to the bolsheviki, 600 1 whit guards being taken prisoners. Red guards defeated the white guards at Kerkala, on the Karis-Helsingfors line. Dispatches from Stockholm say an agreement hat been mad under which the Russian and Finnish troops will both evacuate the Aland islands, leav ing the forts and war material in charge of the inhabitants and the Swedish fore recently landed. The islands, it is added, ar henceforth t be con sidered outside the area of hostilities. " JOINS MOSCOW IN FIGHT AGAINST SEPARATE PEACE London, March 2. German forces are moving on the town of Bolo goie, on the Moscow-Petrograd railroad, which place is the chief , freight center for the feeding of Petrograd, says a dispatch from .Petrograd under date of Friday, ' received by the Exchange Tele graph company. The German ' probably intend, the message adds, thus to cut off supplies from Pe trograd and to compel the capital to capitulate by famine. Large columns of German troops, the correspondent says, are marching towaYd Novosokollniki. Enemy forces have occupied the station of Kllastlt sla in their movement in the direction of Petrograd. Kiev "Liberated." Berlin, March 2. (British admiralty, per wireless press.) Th Russian fortress of Kiev, on th Dnieper river, in the Ukraine, has been "liberated," th German general staff announced today. Vologda, Russia, March 1. (By th Associated Press.) Th irfterior of Russia, following the example of Mos cow, declares strongly against a sep GERMAN VESSELS STRIKE MINES The Hagus, March 1 (Friday). Several small German naval vessels fan into mines today six miles off th 'island of Vlieland, in north Holland. In th course of attempts of th Ger man to save, the crews one boat got into the surf and capsized. Five men from this boat weri landed on 4h island. i According to the TIandclsblad heavy gunfire was heard in this locality last night. London, March 2. An Amsterdam dispatch to the Daily Mall says that at 1 o'clock Friday morning a German torpedoboat and two German mine sweepers ran into mines off Vlieland island and were blown up. A Germnn vessel nearby lowered a boat to save the crews, hut -the high sens made it impossible to reach the crews of the wrecked vessels and the boat drifted to the island. The dispatch Bays. It Is learned from Ymuiden that a Dutch tishlng bon also struck a mine, all on hoard being lost. EFFORT TO HAVE COOK'S BOND REUDCED FAILS Atlanta. Ga., March 2. An effort to have the bond or .1. W. Gook. convicted of attempted blackmail of Asa G. Candler, millionaire mayor of Atlanta, reduced from $3,000 to 12.000 failed today when Solicitor-General John Hoykin refused to connent to the re duction. Cook remains in jail await ing a hearing of his appeal for n pew trial, set for March 16. Mrs. H. H. Hirsch, Indicted Jointly with Cook, also has refused new fitters of bond. It Is said, and Intends to remain in Jail un til her trial, tentatively set for March 14. MONTREAL IN GRIP OF REFINED SUGAR FAMINE Montreal. March 5. Montreal Is In the grip of a refined sugar famine and information received from reliable sources is to the effect that conditions are not likely to Improve much during the next six or seven weeks. During the past week even the big stores of the city were compelled to tell their rustomris that thev had not a pound for sale and that the best they could do was to let them have some of the "yellow No. 1 sugar." The reason given hy local dealers for the scarcity here and many other parts of Canada is "that they cannot move the crop in Cuhn." RAILROAD SUITS MAY BE TRIED IN STATE COURT I,ouisvllle. Kv, .March !. Gov ernment cntrol of railroads does not make It obligatory to try dam age suits acainst transportation systems In federal court, accord -inc to a rullrg In T'nitei Pta'es iis'rift cunt here todav hy Jud.Te Walt" i Ktans. who held that state tribunals hae Jurisdiction. The ruling was said to b a precede 4. FINNS TO arate peace with Germany. Workmen' and soldiers' counoil in many provin cial centers are issueing mobilization orders proclaiming a fight to the fin ish in behalf of th revolution. Declared for Holy War. Vologda, Russia, March 1. An ex ample of the tendency being shown In interior Russia to follow the example of Moscow and declare against a sep arate peace with Germany and for a fight to the limit for the revolution is furnished by the action of the council of soldiers' and workmen's delegates at Penza, some 350 miles southeast of Moscow. This council has declined to approve the signing of a peace treaty with the central, powers and has de clared for a holy war. The council at Narva, by a vote of 40 to 18, called for general mobilization and agulnst a separate peace. General mobilization orders have been Issued In Kazan province. In these orders all the Soviets are urged to tight Germany to the bitter end. Similar action has been taken by tho councils at Voronezh, In south central Russia, and in other cities. In Moscow the .Social Democrat, a bolshevik organ, declared on Thurs day: "The Russian proletariat with all Its strength must dismiss any thought of a! disgraceful surrender of its alms and must rise to the defense of the revolution. To arms, either death or Victory." MANCHURIA TO BE BASE OF ACTION London, March 2. A diplomatic cor respondent, presumably Japanese, dis cussing in th Chronicle th object Ja pan would have in taking action' in Si beria, says that Manchuria would be th base of the Japanese operations. Vladivostok, he points out, is regarded as sufficiently protected by th Japa nese fleet. A compact force, this writer considers, would probably be dispatched to control the trans-Siberian railroad, A point at least as far in th interior as Irkutsk, he says, would be the objective It may be as sumed, as local action in Russian Man churia is deemed inadequate. Await U. S. Action. London, March 2. While the Interest of the press and the public continues to be focussed upon Japan's posslblo Intervention In Siberia, the statements of her diplomatists here that she has not made any specific proposal to that end have Induced a tendency to dis cuss more fully all aspects of the situ ation and in view of previous compli cation of the situation to await further developments, especially the attitude the United Sates may llnally adopt. Meantime the commentators gener ally continue to acquit Japan of any idea of self aggrandizement and insist that any action she may take event ually will certainly be In the Interest of all the allies and of Russia. The Times, for Instance, says it cannot doubt that the Japanese policy will be conceived In the same spirit ot good faith and loyalty with which she always has In terpreted her obligations as an ally. Intervention, the .newspaper adds, presents obvious rifTTlctiltlcs but they aro difficulties which good will and frank discussion. It thinks, ought read ily to overcome. FEDERAL BOARD. OPPOSES BANKS RAISING INTEREST Considers It UUnfortunate That Banks Should Take Such Action at Present T.me. Washington. March Gov. Hard ing, of the federal reserve hoard. In discussing the movement to Increase interest rates on bank deposits, said: "The teileial reserve ImhM regrets exceedingly to learn of the disposition evidenced by banks in various nectl'fl.s of the country to increase rates of In tercM a Homed on deposits. It is un fortunate that any bank or group banks should undertake, especially at the present time, to Increase deposits by offering unusual inducements In the may of Interest, and It follows that anv aggressive stepn bich may t-e taken by any bank to Increaae its dejK.sifs at the xiens of ofher banks will ilout.t en r.e met bv protective measuies on the part of banks whose business Is subject to attack." SEABOARD AIR LINE OFFICER APPOINTED t Washington. March I. Ft. f. Poi' on ot .New YotV. w-crctjiti of th Seaboard Air Line. h- len ai..irite I assistant to John Skelton iliiams. I director of finante fvt th lauioad ad- I ministration. FRENCH PAY TRIBUTE TO FIRST WOUNDED SAMMY la , l",T'.. The French government has erected a monument lit honor of Lieut. D. Vere H. Harden, Company C, signal corps, Second field battalion, the first Amer ican wounded in battle in France. Tho monument which commends Lieut. Harden for beavcry in action was erected at the door of the dugout he occupied the, day he was wounded. Ben Boyce, of Indianapolis, son of VV. D. Boyce, owner of the 13pyce news papers, was with. Harden at the time he was wounded. In a letter to his father Boyce say In part: "Lieut Harden hns been In .he army fourteen years. Including five years In foreign service, with trips to Alaska and Panama as a wireless operator. He In a fine-looking, clean-cut, clean living man, who surely deserves pro motion, when you think of the way we are commissioning new men with lit tle experience as captain, etc., at home. It surely would be no more thnn right to give men like Lieut Harden, with the education, active service, expe rience and other qualifications, a pro motion. It would encourage the men here. "Lieut, Harden Is S5 yenrsolrt rtid married. Mrs. Harden Is living with her parents at Burlington, Vt., timing the war." TEUTONIC AGGRESSION FAR FROM SATIATED . (Asseciatsd Press Review) Peace negotiations between Ger many and the bolsheviki government apparently fiave been broken off again. Resumption of ihe German forward movement and the fact that th Rus sian peace emissaries have asked thst a train under military guard be sent to meet them near Pskov indicate that Teutonio aggression has not yet been satisfied. The bolsheviki are making rftrcnuous preparation to meet tho German ad vance and Premier Lenlne Is sending forth prochtnuittonB urging all Hus slaus to save the revolution. Mosclw and the Interior of KuhnIii havo de clared agains. a separate peace and the local CcffihtniirtfftT Interior arc making ready to resist the invaders. Belated dlsiuitches from Petrograd say tho bolsheviki are destroying strategic railways, bridges and roads and are sending large forces to tho fighting front. The Germans arc said to be within eighty miles of J'ctrograd on the southwest and are approaching Orsha, on the same meridian of longi tude as Petrograd and SO0 miles West of Moscow. Vitebsk, seventy-five miles north of Orsha, also la threatened, Tn the Vkrhlno the advance of tho Germans and Austrlans, who now have Joined their ally In driving the bol sheviki front the new republic, goes on rapidly. Kiev, the elipltnl. which has been In bolshevik control. Is In dnnger. Vienna reports the surrender of 10,(100 Russians and the capture of much war material and railway rolling stock. American soldiers on the firing line In France have met tho famous Ger APPEAL HIS CASE MOONEY WILL NOT San Francisco, March 2. Coun sel for Thomas J. Mooney will not petition th stats supreme court to reconsider its affirmation of the dsath sentence against him for participation in- a bomb explosion her, but will appeal directly to th governor for pardon Atty. Maxwell McNutt, who directed Mooney's defsnse, announced to day. Washington. March 2. While all government officials are extremely re in, luni to comment unon a judicial ac tum bv the mitintne court of Califor nia In the Mooney case, It was plain that many or litem were uisappounen th,.! a tii.ii.' trial had not been granted. In view of the "special Investigation by the labor Investigation commission at i.-,...i.i...,( Wilson's ncrsonal reauest and because of the effect the Mooney case was having In Kussla. The medi ation commission expressed a good deal of concern that the contest be. ween Inlair ami capital in hmi i-ran-surround'', I the Mooney trial. -i.i.h hnm caused an effect In this country and elsewhere much to be de plored, ami hopca mat a new irini might be granted. Tt, resilient was Interested In the rase because be whs told that Atner- ca's action In Russia, tniglit be tnucn .bi. trussed b r turned llusslans who pointed t'. the Muiev rase to de ride the Ang lican war aim of democ racy. FAIR, SAYS BILLY 'POSSUM 'Twaa ever thus frmn child liood liouis I've seen my fondest l. pes ilnny; 1 in cr got a sln fcV coin but It km fast to fly away: I inter' earned an -kir bui k. nor if"'t a debt never hoped to ee. but shoes wear out o r i n m r on 15 ill sQ" iiHK n stilt. ' Fair r'l ,i I mi'l trfkr- the blooming j from me The vtcatMei? !,,..! rate ! inpeiature tu- night and slucday. ' V f 11,11 "Mv 00 'f '""ii "oxnf Lieut. Harden. Abov, Frsnoh monument 'honoring Harden. man "shock troops" for ihe first time and have outfought them. In two co lors northwest of Toul and along tho Chemln des Uitinca- tho Germans failed In attempts to penetrate the po sitions held by the Americans. The fight northwest, of Toul resulted In a desperate hand-to-hnnd struggle, Tho Germans reached the American line only to be driven back with heavy losses. The dead were found In the American trenches and many enemy bodies were scattered over No Man's Land. An American captain, a West Point graduate of 1017, was killed In a gallant exploit. When the Germans reached tho American position he led a parly out hrt front, of tho wire entan glements and attacked the enemy irom the roar ae they retreated. On th other sector tho German were driven back, but not until after they had cap tured ten American prisoners. In both attacks the enemy loft prisoners In American hands. The. French In Champagne havo been hotly engaged with the Germans. After being; repulsed In attacks southwest of Hutte (lu Mesnll the enemy attacked ruin nml obtained a fnotlnir In Iin.lt of the position from which he wits driven by the Frenrh more tnan iwn n-nniia nin and which he had been trying to regain since. The artillery buttle on tn rnnmiwgne ireni nas been of groat Intensity.. No decision has yet been reached ns to Jspanese intervention In Siberia, Negotiation between tho allied gov cniiaonts tire proceeding. Atcordlng to a Uindon report, Japan has been re quested to do all that Is necessary to guard allied Interests In the far east. This has not been confirmed olTlrlally. 0 0 EMBASSY DENIES LLOYD GEORGE PAID VISIT liondon, March 2.- Ambassa dor l'ag departed from lon don for the country early tlila morning. The embassy au thorised a denial of the slate mept of the Dally News yes terday that Premier Lloyd George bad visited the em bassy and had an Important conference with Mr. Page. The Pally News said It be lieved Mr. Lloyd Gemge had gone to the Ameilcatt em bassy lo sen Mr. Pngn In coll. nectlon with the project for Intervention by .Japan In Hl- berla. 0 0 ORDERS ROUND UP ENEMY ALIENS Washington, March 2. A general round up of alien disturbers in the Pecifio northwest, spreading sabotage and anarchy, was ordered today by the department of labor. All aliens preach ing these doctrines. Secretary Wilson ruled, wh.ther they b mtmbsrs of th I. W. W. or not, shall be confined for deportation from the country. In respniise lo a demand for the w hoh sab- internment of some 3.000 I. W. W. in the Pa i Iflc northwest. He.--rrtary Wilton oidered that any alien advrtcstitiK sabotage or anarchy be deporteil. even tlmiiKh he tuny hate loiumlllel no ovnt act, but tilled that mere membership In the I. W. W. would not be giound for deportation. TEST OF NEW WIRELESS STATION PROVES SUCCESS Chris'iaim Priday. Man Ii 1 - A new tireless station Just ete.t.. at Nta Vsngir bus sii'-i re.li-d in ' omniiinl'-nt. ing with Ameiban slat, ins dining trials. t-itatans. r is on an ini. t of the North sea on the nest ro.ist of Ni.rw.iy and l0 miles south of ltd get!. F ruin Sla vaner Ihe tiesrot .mericaO soli l Shout J. 2(W lull's. AMERICANS SUFFER LOSS AS HUNS RAID TRENCHES iaaBMaswasisiMaMMaiMaaaBisM 1 East of Rheims Hessian Troops Force Their Way , Into Fort Pompelle Crown Prince's Com mand Makes Several Successful Raids. Berlin, March 2. The statement fol lows! "Army Group ef Princ Rupprecht Th aotivity of th fighting was re vived in a few sector In th evening. W brought in prisoners as a result ef raids nar Hollbk and south of 8t. Quentin. "Army Or'oup of the German Crown Prince At tunny points we made suc cessful raids. Knot of Hhelms Hesslun troops forced their way into Fort Pom pelle, which had been destroyed. North west of Prosnes, Hhlnclund and West phnllan troops penetrated far Into the enemy's positions. Sections of trenches southeast of Tahure, which had re mained In Ihe the enemy hands since the fighting of February, were cleared by linden and Thuilnglan troops. On the west bank of tho Mens Khenlsh companies stormed the enemy's trenches." Berlin, March i (British admi ralty, per wireless press.) In a German attack noYthesst ef 8ei ehsprey yesterday the American suffered heavily and' lost twelve prisoners, th war effio an nounoes. Th Germans penetrated the PROBLEM OF FAR EAST PERPLEXES Question of Japs' Participation in the War Difficult One . From Beginning. (Vty David Lawrence.) (Copyright. 191ft, by New York Eve ning Post Company.) Washington, March 2. 'Informal ex changee ef views between the United States, Japan and th allies are pro ceeding concerning the situation created for the far east by the Getman advanoe in Russie. It constitutes, on the whole, one of the most delicate and at the sain time perplexing problems thai have con fronted tho allies since the war began, for It may conceivably alter Ihe entire relationship of L'nropn to the far east em question and raise new Issue In Hussla. ' Lord Heading has called on Secre tary lmslng and. In a lengthy confer ence, presumably outlined as much of the llrlllsh view as could be expressed at this time, and the ses-retary Imme diately, went to the White House and talked with President, Wilson, It was stated that no decision had been resc'ned. What this really means, la that none of the powers feela audi clently Informed to map out a pulley. Must Trssd Cautiously. Recent events require cautious treading anyway, and with the whera abouta even of the allied ambassadors unknown, t.be regular channels on which governments would tlnpend fur advice are cut off, Kvnr since the be ginning of the war the question of Japanese participation has been a dif ficult one for all parties concerned to handle, Japan could not vet)' well satisfy her public opinion without some definite understanding of what the sac. rlflces to b inmlu would lead to for Japanese Interest, The allies themselves wnnted Japa nese help, the French being particu larly anxious for It, but the price would have been n diminution of tonnage In the (inns-Atlatilh! trade. America's entry in the war solved th supply question and the matter of troops, too. The next time the situation was discussed diplomatically was on the publica tion of a thraat attributed to Brit ish sources that if Kerensky mad a separate peace th Japanese would make war en Russia through Siberia. This wsa vehemently de nied in London and th story was blamsd n German mischitf makers. Hut the Incident served to bring out clearly that one way to antagonisa the llusslans was to hold the club of Jitpa- nese Intervention over their heads. The same set of circumstances exist to Some extent today. Russia May Misunderstand. The fear la that the Itusshin peoplo will misunderstand anv Jnpnnrse or Ameilcan Intervention In Siberia, and will eharnclei lr.e It as selfish, particu larly If the ostensible object Is to pro tect military supplies. Tim miration, then, resolves Itself Into whether the loss by the allies of liermany of all the munitions rot her at Vladivostok or rn route on the Trans- Hiliethni tallway la tnnrs or less than the moral value of good feeling be. tween the Ititaxlan people and the en tente nations. With the bolsheviki fighting l.er- insny one day and making peace the next, with no dellnlte knowledge at hand a to uhat the I nua -Tiot ik v got eminent Intends t do. and whether II will last long enough to warrant the allies In entering Siberia, regardless of thr present government In Petrograd, are all questions on which the allies ought to be thoroughly Infuimeil tiefore they make what nun' prots a iiionien ous decision of Ihe war. And T' t they are not Informed, and they wait uii.il they know more about It. Is Military Problem. Jdpan Is anxious b m-tve quicklv If there la any motii.c to be .tone. It Is essentially a mihtsrv piol l.m Can the Germane rsach Vladivostok first and even build a submarine bas thara for operations against American Japanese iKipmg in the Pacific? The Hisll'llitt that Germany could entrench heiself on th Pacific coast of tuoeiia and iu.ur.Uia a long line of trenehee attacked, the n statement says. East ef Rheims, the Ger mans forced their way into Fert Pompelle, which had been de . streyed. The announcement follows: "Between the Meuse and the Mo selle. Infantry, accompanied by pio neers, penetrated the enemy trenehee northeast of Selcheprey. Americans who were manning the trenches suf fered heavy casualties and lost twelve prisoners." The official French statement Of last night said that at tt points on the front Germans, especially trained for raiding operations, attacked American troops, and that the Americans every where maintained their lines intact, In, flirting heavy lueses on the enemy. The attack northeast of Pelcheprey, referred to by Herlln today, led to heavy fighting, after which the ground In front of the American trenches was strewn with German dead. Three Ger mans were captured, A dispatch from a correspondent of the Associated Press with the army said It was doubtful whether the Gert . mane captured any 'Americans, al though two or three might have been gathered up at a listening post BATTLE ANEW ON ITALIAN FRONT Vlen "'alms Podplla Entered for -tcndly Intervention, Russians Surrendering. Vienna, Maroh 1, via Lendon. The text of today's war office statement en military operations rsadsl "An Italian advanoe west ef the Brenta failed. Mln response to repeated appeal by the government and th populations, whioh have been sspssielty pressing during the last few 'days. Gen. Vfj Boshm-Ermolli's troops ytsrdsy en tered Podolie for friendly Intervention. They have rosohed th line ef Neve Sisliea-Chetin and Kameneti-Pedol-sky. "Dotai lininnl advancing along the railroads and Important roads have been Instructed to re-calabllsh order in the region through which they pass and -to protect commercial HFUtee needod for importation. "So far, about 10,000 Russian have laid down their arms, and considerable quantities of ammunition, with Carte and rolling stock, have bern salved." A summary of the foregmng official statement, resirtlng the beginning at the Austro-Hungarian advance lota Hues! and the capture of prisoners and material, was telegraphed from Vienna last night. Rome Report Fighting. Home, Friday, March 1, Heavy ar tillery fighting on both sides of the Hrenta river Is reported by the war ofllce. The statement follows: "tin both aides of Ihe llrruta the enemy'a artillery was more active yes terday. Our hstterlea directed ener getic fire against It. and also concen trated on enemy troops In the Val Man Uirenso snd north of leta IteretU. On the Aslago plateau our patrol raptured a quantity of arm and mu nition. At Ponte I.I Plate we Snellen an automobile column. Near Nerve, llrlllsh batterlea brought down an en riny airship." NEW MENINGITIS CASE . DEVELOPS IN GREENVILLE (beentllle. . (. March !. A new case of meningitis nu nrirwuni, Woodtow Wilson, a small while boy. haa been atrtckrn with the disease. FAeiv known precaution Is betnsf taken against the spread of th dls rum and th report which was cur rent esteiday that thee waa a prob ability of another uuaiantln waa ab. solutrly unfounded, health officials say, ' , ' This Is the third ca In the city, the other two leln those of a whit child In Hie same vicinity and of a negro In another section of th city. The health druirtment I making close Investigations of each raa and cultures'srr taken of every one known to hate come In contact w It h the jslck person. ' communication with Hertin I not taken seriously hete, with the present dilapi date,! condition of th trans-conti-nental railroad. Whst.tcr policy la reaolved. how rtd, very probably will I formulated after lull consultation between th I mtrd State and th alllea. Japan, as a niemtrr of the entente group, la ex hibiting every desire to refrwln from taking the Initiative or any step tttxt might I considered by the othej allle aa a, diplomatic einhatrassttif nt In future- dealings with Itussta. It la a critical decision of policy, not l-eVauw of anv fear that th Japaoea will I unwilling to return such terrl loiy a they may acquire tn Siberia, but le-ause of the genuine apprehen sion that the allies my fore Russia In th arms of tSernitny t a tim when the Huaslan democracy ta helpless. The rxpe. tation in some quarters haa been that a counter revolutionary movement would sooner or later uuet Trotsky and lnine. Would the en trance of Japanese assist or retard auh a result Thrs are trouble Utns for allied d.plotaacy.