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A New Covenant Between the English-Speaking Nations .
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ...
CURRENT HISTORY CHRONICLED
[PERIOD ENDED SEPT. 20, 1917]
THE MONTH'S OUTSTANDING EVENTS the Chamber on Sept. 19 by a vote of 378 DORTENTOUS events marked the to 1, the Socialists abstaining from the month ended Sept. 20, 1917. It was vote.
* * * in that period that Russia was on the sa brink of civil war, which was avoided RUSSIAN REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED only by the quick action and firmness of THE Russian Republic was proclaimed Premier Kerensky and the Provisional 1 Sept. 15, as follows: Government; on Sept. 15 Kerensky pro General Korniloff's rebellion has been claimed a republic, and the Constituent quelled. But great is the confusion caused Assembly was summoned to meet in De
thereby, and again great is the danger
threatening the fate of the fatherland and cember.
its freedom. In military affairs the most important Holding it necessary to put an end to the event was the capture of Riga by the
external indefiniteness of the State's or
ganization, remembering the unanimous Germans, with the conquest of impor
and rapturous approval of the republican tant sections of the rich provinces of idea expressed at the Moscow State ConLithuania and Livonia, which the Ger ference. the Provisional Government demans assert they will permanently pos
clares that the constitutional organization,
according to which the Russian State is sess. On the western front the brilliant
ruled, is a republican organization, and it advance of the Italians in the Julian hereby proclaims the Russian Republic. Alps was the outstanding feature, mak *(Signed) ing the fall of Trieste seem probable and
Minister and President, KERENSKY.
Minister of Justice, YAROUDNI. an invasion of the plains stretching to
Russian matters preceding this proclaVienna a possibility. The French made
mation are treated elsewhere, (Pages imp ortant gains in the Verdun section,
63-72.) On Sept. 20 the Russian situarestoring the line practically to what it
tion seemed greatly improved; the was before the German advance in 1915.
political tension had relaxed and a better in Flanders there was continuous fight
spirit prevailed in army and navy than 28, and there were some gains by the
at any time since the revolution was British in the Lens district; the sangui
launched. nary character of this fighting is shown is the casualty statements, which have
FINANCING OUR WAR ACTIVITIES been averaging for the British alone over 100,000 a month.
A NARRATIVE of the remarkable
n achievements by the United States In political matters the most impor
in the first six months after our war Len t occurrence was the disclosure by
declaration appears on Pages 9-26. The e State Department of German in
gigantic nature of the nation's task is Bues in Argentina and Mexico, in using
best demonstrated by the statement made e hospitality of the cables of the Swe
to the House of Representatives on Sept. s h Legations to dispatch code messages
14 by John J. Fitzgerald, Chairman of an offensively unneutral nature. In
the Appropriations Committee, in ConT ance the Ribot Ministry fell on ac
gress. He explained that the contemplaSu nt of lack of vigor, and Professor
ted expenditures by our Government dura inlevé, former War Minister, formed
ing the first year of the war, without & New Cabinet which contained no So reference to any unforeseen emergencies, da list members. In his initial statement would reach $18,208,228,085, of which
the Chamber the Premier announced $7,000,000,000 would be loaned to the vigorous determination to fight until Allies; this sum represents 23 per cent.
Sace-Lorraine was restored to France, of what all the other Governments had mech indemnities: he was sustained by spent in three years. The revenue from