Cunard Bulletin.R. M. S. " ANDANIA." TUESDAY, 2nd October, 1917. AMERICA'S OFFICIAL PEACE REPRESENTATIVE. PRELIMINARY MEASURES ONLY. Washington. Colonel Emhouse of Texas and New York,. one of President Wilson's closest friends, will head the Peace Mission of the United States when one is named to take up with other belligerent representatives the intricate questions to be settled before peace is finally secured. This was the official interpretation placed oil the naming of the Colonel, who has been instructed to gather political, commercial and geographical data to be utilized when a peace conference is held. This does not in any way indicate that hostilities may end soon officials state.There are no British or French official messages to hand from the Western front. FURTHER ITALIAN SUCCESS. Home, September 30th. The Italians, have gained further ground and repulsed the enemy. General Cardorna has rectified his lines by a surprise attack near Monte San Gabrielle.The War Office report reads: " Italian troops made an attack 011 the front above Gorizia yesterday and gained ground which was held in the face of repeated fierce counter attacks." OUST LA FOLLETTE MOTION Washington, September 29th. The move to oust Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, from the United States Senate opened today with the introduction by Senator Kellogg of. Minnesota, of resolutions adopted by the Public Safety Commission of Minnesota demanding Senator La Follett's expulsion. ALLIES TO TIGHTEN THE BLOCKADE OF GERMANY. London, September 30th. A still more vigorous blockade of Germany is to be enforced by the entente allies; as a result of the Conference between Lord Robert Cecil, the British Minister of Blockade with the French Minister of Blockade. Today King George signed a proclamation prohibiting the exportatation of certain articles to Sweden and Holland. His Majesty's approval was also given to other measures to make it more difficult for the enemy in the future to obtain supplies through the neutral countries. JAPAN AND THE MONROE DOCTRINE. New York, September 30th. In the far east the Monroe doctrine guards China says Viscount Ishiu. Speaking amid cheers at a New York banquet in his honour, he declared: " Neither Nippon aggression nor aggression against the territory or independence of China by any other power will be tolerated, and he pledged Japan not to attempt any aggression on her part. The head of the Japanese Mission blamed Germany for the distrust that was prevalent, and stated that he could see the whole world set free by the Allies. " RUSSIAN OFFICIAL.The Russian official communique states: " We pressed enemy's advanced posts back 1000 yards."CUNARD BULLETIN ANOTHER AIR RAID ON LONDON London, September 30th. London was again raided by aeroplanes on the night of September 29th. Three groups approached the city from different directions, but each group was broken up by the defences through which only two of at most three machines managed to penetrate. A fourth group which approached later was also driven off. Bombs were dropped at various places in Kent and Essex. The casualties reported number eleven killed and eighty-two injured. A heavy barrage by our anti aircraft guns was very effective against the enemy. AMERICAN WAR TAX BILL. The House and Senate conferees on the war tax bill reached a final agreement on the measure late yesterday, and the report will be presented to the House tomorrow. The conferees made no change in the approximate levies on excess war profits and incomes. They provided, however, a new system of calculating excess profits. Both Senate and House Committees say the compromise is better than the original draft. NEW YORK'S NEW COLLECTOR. Washington, September 29th The Senate today confirmed the appointment of Mr. Byron Newton, formerly Assistant Secretary of the Treasury as Collector of Customs of the port of New York. Mr. Newton succeeds Mr. Dudley Field M alone. AMERICAN ARMY NEWS. Washington, September 30th. Brigadier General John A. Le Jenn, for three years Senior Assistant to the Major General Commandant at Marine Corps Headquarters has been ordered to command the Marine Cantonment at Quantico, Virginia. NEW SEAMEN'S CLUB FOR NEW YORK. New York. October 1st.The new Clubhouse for the use of American Naval Seamen was opened today at West End Avenue and 93rd Street. The Clubhouse was donated by Professor Blander Matthews and will be directed by the National Special Aid Commission as part of its string of Soldier's and Sailor's Home Clubs. STORM SWEEPS MISSISSIPPI AND FLORIDA COASTS. New Orleans, September 30th. Rescue steamers were being made ready here to-day to go to the relief of Pensacola, Florida, which was cut off from the outside world by the hurricane which has. swept the vicinity. Every attempt is being made to reach the isolated city. Biloxi, Harrison Co., a gulf port, and other Southern Mississippi towns in the storm's path weathered the seventy five mile gale with a few unroofed houses and other slight damage. Subscription lists and other charitable schemes have been started for the relief of the homeless. WAR RELIEF FUND. The American Women's War Relief Fund has equipped and entirely financed a Clinical Hospital of 250 beds at Paignton, Devonshire, and has organized an Economical Relief Scheme, where many women thrown out of employment directly owing to the war, are given employment. Funds are urgently needed to carry on these objects. All donations will be gratefully received by the Hon. Treasurer, WALTER S. H. BURNS, 58, Grosvenor Gardens, LONDON. Offices: 31, Old Burlington Street, London, Eng. where all particulars will be gladly given.
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