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MAUI NEWS, F
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
WASHINGTON, May 23 Apparent sentiment is spreading in
congress that some measure of national prohibition is necessary during
period of the war. Wide spread belief is that this congress will pass a
bill for practical prohibition for nation.
Another administration food control bill has been introduced in
house. It creates an emergency board under the direction of the presi
dent, empowered to control the distribution and sale of the necessaries
of life. President urges haste on food legislation.
House republicans in caucus, by an overwhelming majority, vote
to instruct house conferees not to accept senate amendment on espionage
bill creating press censorship. Following this announcement. President
Wilson wrote to Congressman Webb stating that it is imperative govern
ment have power to prevent certain news being published. He say
he regrets that he is not able to count on the loyalty of a few nun who
are unwilling to suppress anything in the interests of the nation.
House debates on war tax bill all day without reaching final vote.
It is exacted today will accept amendment. '
Italian and Russian commissions arrived here today. i
Department of agriculture says the shortage of vegetables and fruit
cannot be blamed for high prices. Real lack of country is in lack of
transportation facilities. Only shortages now existing are old potatoes
HONOLULU, May 22 California Packers Corporation takes over
Fames pineapple property in merger at consideration said to be half
a million. Eames continues in personal charge of Wahiwa cannery,
Gifford, president of merged Hawaii Preserving Company retains man
agement of that plant. ,
Women's organization pledges support to food commission at meet
ing this morning. Resolutions passed authorizing formation of league
lor women's service.
Government turns land over to boy scouts for gardening.
Plan to oust Parker from pasturage Kawiahoa launched as out
come of recent factional row. -
Waldo E. Cape, soldier 32nd infantry charged with assault with
deadly weapon for shooting Hawaiian at Pearl City on Sunday. Com
panion arrested with him released. :
NEW YORK, May 22 British front quiet. Now hold all of Hin
denburg line except 2000 yards directly west of Bullecourt where battle
i exiected to dislodge Germans. Italians continue to gain. Furious
fighting in Polmino mountains where both claim advantage.
LONDON, May 22 German official lists show 10,979 killed in
April. 4309 missing. 9774 severely wounded. 17,808 wounded but
remaining with unites. -
PARIS, May 22 German counter renewed and efatcd. IOYaJ
Germans taken prisoners last night.-, ,' " , '
. WASHINGTON,, May 22 Morgan conferred with . Balfour re
garding purchasing business. Morgan 4 loses purchasing' business
through new plan. - -: - zr . .-- i::
House by big majority instructs conferees not to surrender on
censorship clause espionage bill. r.:
NEW YORK, May 22 Between June 11 and 14 boy scouts will
canvass millions of homes seeking war bond subscriptions. Assistance
of boy scouts given in response to direct request of President.
HONOLULU, May 22 Sheriff Rose replying to police commissi.
says investigation among his officers fails to show any grounds for
complaint from sailors against police as made by Commandant Clark of
Pearl Harbor. k
Letter from R. J. Rowe, Honolulu boy to father says Missourian
life boats were shelled by submarine as men were attempting to leave the
slvp. - . .
Food commission names sub-committee headed by Thurston to en
large activities in territorial market and secure market for home grown
produce, comramee meets representative w omen s uigmu.diiun una
Edie Fogerty named chairman of republican committee.
Prenver Holman, New South Wales due this week from south.
Imai, now secretary to Japanese consulate appointed vice-consul
here. Mrs. Imai is an American woman.
Special dispatch from Tokio to Hawaii states that Japanese wheat
crop is very bad.
WASHINGTON, May 22 Trade commission reports to Congress
projH)sed government regulation of coal mining, including the fixing of
prices. Report charges that producers and brokers exact exhorbitant
prices while the shortage is blamed on poor transportation.
House leaders determine final vote on war tax tonight.
Sugar interests jubilant at success of southern representatives in
defeating excise tax on cotton, which would have opened the door for
internal revenue tax on other commoditiees including sugar, which was
BOSTON, May 22 Leyland steamer Colonian wrecked on the
south coast of England. Total loss of steamerand cargo $2,000,000.
ATLANTA, May 22 Fire started in negro section and burned
broad path through the city destroying scores of blocks. By midnight
had burned half through exclusive Ponce de Leon Avenue section.
Dynamiters were driven back and forced to recommence work two block
further away. Many fear here that fire will get new headway before
morning. Thousands of homeless being taken care of in public buildings,
until red cross arrives. Estimate loss $3,000,000. One woman dead
from shock. Many injured. No business blocks except warehouses de
stroyed. WASHINGTON, May 22 Daniels writes to Champ Clark urging
same measure of prohibition for sailors as soldiers.
HONOLULU, May 21 Saturday, in New York sugar options
closed 20 points advance of market in anticipation of trouble in Cuba.
Ice companies announce 20 percent increase in prices June 1 due
to increased cost of feed for delivery horses and of wages.
Peter M. Johnson, Hawaiian, at Pearl City thrice shot. He was
assisting police officers arrest two soldiers on Sunday. Wounds are
serious and perhaps fatal. Soldiers were arrested.
Frank J. Hare arrives to replace Flavin as postoflice inspector.
LONDON, May 21 Slowly and steadily Allies are sapping Ger
man strength on the west. Last night between Bullecourt and Fontaine
les Croililles British took a supporting trench and the trench "itself. This
morning German counters were mowed down by artillery.
PARIS, May 21 Several lines of German trenches, located near
Moronvilliers were taken Sunday night. French attacks at Chevreux
yield many German prisoners.
BERLIN, May 21 Germans on the Arras front maintain positions
except one demolished trench which was evacuated according to plan
during British attack along a mile fron.
ROME, May 21 Italians continuing offensive on Julian front and
in the Vodice region.
LONDON, May 21 Lloyd George invites representative Irishmen
to convention to prepare to subxnit home rule plans.
WASHINGTON, May 21 Department of agriculture appeals to
growers and manufacturers to increase sugar production.
Balfour and party give up planned trip to Chicago and the west at
the request of the State department which wants Britishers to remain
here as long as possible.
Italian commission is due tomorrow.
Supreme Court dismisses Heinzes anti-monopoly suit against Mon
tana copper interest.
ATLANTA. Mav 21 Several square miles of city destroyed by
fire including residential section. Flames still beyond control, and blocks
are being dynamited. The fire is raging in a great section uncontrolled,
and a high w ind threatens the whole city. Appeals for help to nearby
cities has been made and fire fighters are enroute.
PARIS, May 21-Report that French torido boats met German
feet in North Sea. One French vessel was damaged. All reached port
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