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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY. JANU
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
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WASHINGTON, January f. By fire in janitor's headquarters
in Capitol, famous original copy of the Declaration of Indccndcncc
Senate will echo in violent debate when war topic is introduced.
Upper house breaks restraint over foreign relations as members divide.
American submarine victims are blamed by Senator Gorman. Works,
of California assails the administration for munitions policy and others
declare against all such European commerce.
LONDON, January 6. Admiralty officials declared last night
that much anxiety is felt over probable action of authorities in connec
tion with so-called I'aralong case .
SAN FRANCISCO, January 6. R. J. Widncy, son of former
Los Angeles judge, W. S. Williams and T. J. Thorn, have been placed
under arrest for making phony Carranza money. Plates and plant
HONOLULU, January 6. 210 members added to automobile club
in 100 minutes yesterday.
LONDON, January 5. Compulsory military service to bring
more British subjects to colors, is now before the country. Premier
Asquith introduced in Parliament today a bill providing for such ser
vice, which will force to join army widowers and bachelors with no
dependent children. Though not generally inclusive, the bill is of such
nature that most radical opponents of conscription may contest bill
vigorously in parliament. Under the terms of the measure introduced
all males between 18 and 41 are liable for immediate call. They must
respond under penalty. The Premier made an address which it is
hoped will pacify extreme anti-conscriptionists, simultaneously with in
troduction of bill. Lord Derby made a report, explaining why cabinet
finds it necessary for compulsory enlistment of the unmarried. Under
the Derby plan more than 2,500,000 in England, Scotland, Wales were
enrolled. After examination and elimination of those engaged in in
ulspenable industries, only 1,000,000 are available of unmarried men.
Only 650,000 failed to answer. Government will attempt to redeem
pledge made by Asquith that no married men will be called while there
remain unmarried men who have not volunteered.
LONDON, Jauary 5. Several survivors of the Persia have ar
rived at Alexandria, giving stories confirming previous reports that
steamer sank, giving but little time for escape. It was so sudden that
they were unable to realize what was happening. Only two children
LYONS, France, January 5. Through accidental explosion of a
shell here today, eight soldiers and one civilian killed, and twenty others
wounded, and much damage done.
NEW YORK, January 5. Grave fears for steamer Thessalonika,
which broke down last week, but wirelessed messages summoned aid.
Apparently the vessel is now sinking. Urgent calls for help have been
ent out by her wireless, but boiler and engine rooms now flooded.
ROME, January 5. Because a man attempted suicide, in its
sacred domain, the basilica in St. Peters, is temporarily closed. The
man, Antonio Giovannolo, tried to stab himself fatally, but wound was
slight. Blood spilled on floor and the basilica will not be opened until
the place is reconsecrated.
WASHINGTON, January 5. The majority and minority of the
special senate committee called to investigate charges concerning ship
purchases bill, reported today. Found charges that foreign interests
were behind government bill, baseless. Majority of committee de
nounced Roosevelt for his failure to testify regarding his statements.
Charging that government intended to purchase interned of refugee
WASHINGTON, January 5. Congress will begin work on the
Philippines bill at once. Proposed measure is intended to grant Islands
assembly still greater powers and to lay foundation for ultimate indep
endence. The debate on subject may last two weeks.
A special committee will consider plan advanced by Senator Till
man for the erection of a government armor plate plant.
LONDON, January 5. In the Galicia fight, Russians drive back
Teutons. Czenowitz, an important railroad center and strategic point,
battered by heavy guns, falls into hands of Slavs. Losses reported
by thousands. Vast flanking movement began by Slav commanders,
gathers weight and threatens the whole Teuton line.
PARIS, January 5. Strong measures to prevent unlawful specu
lation in sugars and consequent rise in price of that necessity, are now
in force. Minister of commerce outlines regulations. No quotations
cf sales shall be made public unless the names of consignees are an
nounced at the same time.
According to information received, the condition of the Kaiser
is very serious and a major operation for cancer of the throat will have
to be performed to relieve him. Removal of larynx will be necessary.
TOKIO, January 5. Russia is expected to cede northern part
of Saghalin, the southern half now being in possession of Japan.
NEW YORK, January 5. Fragmentary messages from steamer
Saloniki, which broke down last week off Long Island make it appear
that crew has abandoned the vessel.
WASHINGTON, January 4. With international situation sharp
ened by the Persia incident, congress resumed sessions today. Presi
dent Wilson returned from honeymoon to face serious problem. Though
important measures were introduced, bills which in ordinary circum
stances would have created a sensation, passed unnoticed. Lobby and
cloak room discussion were of relations with Austria.
Wilson has taken personal charge of the Persia case. He has call
ed for a full report of matter. Persistent and well founded reports
that his foreign policy is to be under fire when senate meets. Opposi
tion is said to have a line of attack developed. This attack was con
fidently expected to be launched today but shortness of senate session
prevented anything except routine matters. When the session opened
a resolution was 'introduced calling for adjournment in respect to
memory of Justice Lamar, who died during the holiday season. The
senate sat but 10 minutes, and no opportunity was given for criticism.
Administration leaders and the President are expecting an attack of
Seatos Wm. J. Stone, of Missouri.
Chairman of committee has declared opposition to conscription.
James Winstone, president of miners' federaton said that unless poli
ticians are careful there will be no coal for British navy.
. SACRAMENTO, January 4. California legislators are arriving
ir special session tomorrow. The principal business is amendment of
1 jroposal to primary law, but legislation is also to be introduced to aid
tjan Diego exposition.
NEW YORK, January 4. Increased anxiety is felt for safety
of the steamer Saloniki, which had serious engine troubles last week,
, and was forced to secure a steamer to tow her, according to wireless
advices. Today the steamer wirelessed in that a storm came up during
which tow lines parted. Ships are standing by to aid steamer when
v-eather calms and passengers have been transferred to the steamer
ratiis, one of the assisting vessels.
PETROGRAD, January 4. Official announcement today declares
that northeast of Czertowitz, Russians are still making continuous pro
gress. German losses are great, many prisoners being taken by Slavs.
WASHINGTON, January 4. The crisis in British cabinet, which
is reported, would result in wholesale reorganization, is not yet ended.
Two and a half million recruits were added to British colors under
Derby plan, it was announced today, between October 23 and December
15. 150,000 unmarried men and 1,670,000 married men were accepted
tor service. 207,000 single, and 221,854 married men were rejected
in physical examination.
HONOLULU, January 4. Judge S. B. Kingsbury died in Los
Angeles from heart failure, December 20.
James L. Coke is getting nearer district attorney-ship, and Pacheco
laxther away from postoffice. Judge Wilder is feasting himself in
Jack London again disavows diatribe against soldiers. He says
same is not his.
WASHINGTON, January 4 Congress faces a grave situation
growing out of the Persia sinking incident. When congress rcrnn-
em's today it will have a problem to si'lve regarding sinking of un
armed ship. President Wilson will take charge of policy. Secretary
Lansing announces that Germany has abandoned claim that Lusitania
was armed at the time of sinking.
Army and navy work otlir.ed for protection of the Panama Canal
zone. Scheme of land and sea defense is based upon the assumption
that the canal must be defended against two allied powers. Military
fortifications include large garrison. Program calls for a 10-ycars pre
paration during period that European powers arc recovering from con
flict. Annual, test rides of army officers arc declared a failure. In
spector general of army recommends their discontinuance and the mo
dification of prescribed obstacle ride.
WASHINGTON, January 4. One of the worst epidemics of
influenza ever known is now sweeping the United States, with many
fatalities. Government is able to handle situation.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 4. Federal land office yesterday
made sensational charges of fraud against California Trona Company.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, January 4. Gen. G. M. Dodge, railway
builder and fighter, is dead.
The Nippon Cusan Kaisha has changed route to avoid submarine
TOKIO, January 4. Japan has ordered three battle ships to Suez.
WASHINGTON, January 3. Gen. Arthur Garrel, U. S. consul
at Alexandria, sent Washington a report that the P. & O. liner Persia
carried a gun.
WASHINGTON, January 3. Officials have suspended judgment
on the matter of the sinkng of the Persia by submarine in the Mediter
ranean on Thursday.
President Wilson arrives tomorrow from Hot Springs,Va., where
he has spent his honeymoon.
WASHINGTON, January 3. Baron Erich Zwicdinek, Austrian
charge d' affaires, and head of embassy since the recall of Dumba, says
Secretary of State Lansing same as other state officials, concerning
Austria's attitude on the Persia sinking. He assured Lansing prompt
reparation in case Austrian submarine is held accountable. Mediter
ranean terror zone more ships sunk, lives lost.
LONDON, January 3. British steamer Glengyle sunk in Mediter
ranean. Total passengers and crew, 120 Europeans and 7 Chinese
rescued. No Americans aboard. British steamer Stoswald also sunk.
The Glengyle was almost a new steamer, being built in 1914 at New
castle on-'lyne, 9395 tons; 500 feet long, and owned by the Glenn line.
COPENHAGEN, January 3. Germany has given permission to
the Ford party to traverse Germany to the Hague, but rigid restrictions
must be observed. Doors of railway carriages must be locked. No
papers carried; no field glasses or cameras, and no gold used. The
party is to disband January 12.
Report that Kaiser's malady serious.
PARIS, January 3. Italians and Swiss dispatches continue af
fimation of Kaiser's affliction is serious character. Reported a section
of the neck is yielding to treatment.
LONDON, January 3. Russian headquarters reports forces in
southwestern part of east battle line advanced beyond Stripa river,
throwing back Austrians, forceswhich have been opposing them for
HONOLULU, Sinking of the Persia develops another very grave
crisis. Washington says it is impossible to minimize the grav.ty of the
situation and diplomatically America has reached the end of the rope
regarding submarine warfare. The Persia was unwarned when tor
pedoed, but wake of the missile was noticed by one passenger before
ii struck the vessel, and passengers on deck were warned. The Ameri
can consul McNeilly was last seen struggling in the water. Body not yet
LONDON, January 3. In Bessarabia the Russians are striking
hard at Turks. The greatest of all stragetic offenses are gathering
force and weight from countless numbers of White Czar's legions and
would drive Teutons from Balkan position. Slav army aims to cut
line between Berlin and the Golden Horn and to compel Roumania
to play her hand in the Levant.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 3. Terrible storm raged here yes
terday. Wind at times reached velocity of 75 miles. Windows smashed
and one man killed by falling sign. Fearful weather is general and ships
are struggling with the elements.
PEKING, January 3. As Emperor Hung Hin, former president
Yuan Shih Kai entered the throne room of the Manchus yesterday and
took seat at New Year's reception.
RICHMOND, January 3. Part of the town of Gordonville, Ga.
has been wiped out by fire.
NEW YORK, Henry Ford, arriving from vessel yesterday, stated
that he had made a mistake. That the makers of war are not respon
sible for keeping up the war. Rather it is the fault of those people
who refuse to think for themselves. He says he would go on another
peace trip if he thought the trip would do the least good.
WASHINGTON, January 3. Associate Justice Lamar died here
LONDON, January 3. Monument to Capt. Scott, unveiled by
Balfour on Saturday.
Cabinet crisis is over. Conscription measure continues acute, fs
now regarded as certain. Ireland will not be exempt from provisions of
the measure. , ;.;
EL PASO, January 3. General Huerta is at point of death, fol
lowing an operation for the removal of gall stones.
BERLIN, January 3. Russian government has recinded all
orders granting further liberties of Jews.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 2. Cables received by Chinese re
volutionary committee from agents in Shanghai to effect that Yuan
Shih Kai will ascend throne early in present month. News excites live
liest interest here. Another report is that Sun Yet Sen is on his way to
join revolutionists in south.
BOSTON, January 2. Failure of a tarred rope fuse to burn, saved
state house from material damage New Year's night. Scrub woman
discovered a package of dynamite tied to basement door knob.
HOT SPRINGS, January 2. President Wilson presented his
bride to 500 callers yesterday, for whom Mrs. Wilson joured tea. Presi
dent and wife spent morning motoring, golfing, and hiking in a driving
rain. President refused to express any opinion re sinking of the Persia.
ATHENS, January 2. In recent air raid against Allies at Salo
niki, Teuton airmen dropped bombs on Greeks and Allies alike. One
struck close to General Zimbrakats.
LONDON, January 2. Under Derby plan of recruiting, all un
married men between 24 and 27 years of age are to join colors by Feb
Great battle under way in Galicia where Russians, re-equipped with
Japanese, British, and American supplies are carrying forward a wide
offensive against the Austro-Germans.
SAN DIEGO, January 2. Attempts to break the will of the late
A. G. Spaulding, through which Katherine Kingley and her theosophical
institution benefit largely, is to be made by Spaulding's son. Mrs.
Kingley is charged with conspiracy.
WASHINGTON, January 1. Austria's pledge to the United
States that merchant vessels with passengers would not be attacked
by Austrian submarines without due and ample warning being giving
was handed to Ambassador Penfield on Wednesday. On Thursday a
submarine supposed to be Austrian, made an unwarranted attack tpon
the passenger liner Persia, of the P. & O. line, sinking the ship and bring
ing death to a number of non-combatants. Robert McNeilly, Ameri
can consular agent, whose brother was accompanying him to his pot
as secretary, were among those believed to have been lost, as neither
have communicated with the state department or relatives.
EL PASO, January 1. Telegraphic communication to Juarez has
PANAMA, January 1. Scientific Commission appointed by Wl
fcon to investigate slide in Canal Zone finished work ; finding not made
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