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THE GARDEN ISLAN, 1UESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1916
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Honolulu Commerce body will employ McClellan, who will ap
pear before CoiiRressional Committee for Hawaii. Salary of 700.00
will be paid to the attorney.
Governor Pinkham announces C. R. Forbes may not return to
He affirms further that indigent funds are wisely expended.
Both Pinkham and General Johnson have been contributing priv
ately to funds. Meanwhile Arthur Wilder contends all Filipinos have
been illegally enlisted in the National Guard.
Schenectady, New York The big munitions plant of the General
Electric Company here was wrecked by fire today. The company's
private fire department extinguished the blaze. Cause of fire is un
known. Germans Report Gains
Berlin The Germans have made important gains in two engage
ments. Seven hundred yards of trenches northwest of Tahure were
captured from the French together with seveu officers and 300 men;
while at Airerspet 400 yards of trenches were captured.
On Southeast Fronts
London A depatch to Reuter's Telegram Agency from Athens
savs that the Bulgarians have occupied Albania, reaching it from Ser
bia. Another -despatch says that at Milan, Italy, this morning an aero
plane made its appearance, dropping several bombs. Six persons
were killed and several injured.
British Cruiser Sunk
The British cruiser Arethusa, struck a mine off the east coast of
England, according to an official announcement from the Government
press bureau, and is a total wreck. Ten of the crew perished.
Tariff Revocation Appears
Washington Congressman Claude Kitchin, chairman of the
House committee on Ways And Means, this afternoon introduced the
bill revoking the free sugar clause of the Underwood-Simmons tariff
Wilson's Hat In The Ring
In a letter to Ohio officials, Persident Wilson authorizes the use
of his name for nomination to succeed himself as president of the
Austria Also Sends Note
The State Department today received a notification from the Aus
trian foreign office that after March 1 armed merchantmen will be
sunk without warning.
The notification is substantially the same as that of Germany in
her recent note on the same subject.
Monday, February 14
Bulgars Seek Separate Peace
London Report says Bulgars seek peace with Allies. British
correspondents in Athens hear that Balkans States want agreement
with Entente Powers independantly of their Teuton masters.
Constantinople claims Britons badly beaten. Turks also insist
that Slavs have been driven from captured trenches in Transcaucasia.
German attacks have been driven back.
Free Sugar Repeal Introduced Today
Washington Congressman Kitchin will likely introduce resolu
tion for repeal of free sugar clause today. The measure means the
saving of forty million. House Democrats may call caucus to 'push
the bill to victoiy.
U. S. S. San Diego Gets Gunnery Trophy
San Diego The cruiser San Diego gets gunnery trophy. The
coveted prize was formally presented to the warship.
Flood Tolls Still Mounting
-Twenty-two persons are known
The death toll of the Arkansan
to be drowned in
flood may amount
this flood center,
Secretary's Retiring Helps Phillipine Bill
Washington Secretary Garrison's resignation helps Phillipine
Independency Bill, his retirement enhancing the chances of measure.
Wireless Amateurs Will Test
Amateur radio operators will submit to a government test. A
message of warning to the nation will be relayed in the least possible
time. Twenty-five thousand stations are concerned in this test which
will take place on Feb. 21st.
Subsea Boats Again Show Activity
London Submarines are again scouring the sea searching for
foes. The Ministry of Marine admits that French cruiser is latest
victim of renewed activity of Teutonic submarines. The Admiral
Charner has not been heard from for several days. British vessel re
ported sunk in the North Sea by German raider. Commander and
some of crew rtscued.
Test Shows Arsenic In Soup
Chicago Analysis proved that the soup which poisoned one hun
dred guests at the University Club dinner last week contained enough
arsenic to poison that number of people. Police are still searching
ior tnc coot: and ti is assistants.
Peace Ford Will Fight Preparedness
Detroit Henry Jund, maker of automobiles, stated last night that
lie will spond millions buying space iir newspapers to light preparedness.
Cornell Chemical Laboratories Burned
Ithaca Cornell chemical laboratories were burned to the ground
last nigni. jiss is estimated at three hundred thousand and such can
not bo replaced until after tlm war.
Teutonic Goods Barred Passage Italy
Kome All Austrian and German goods are forbidden
through Italy, is royal decree just issued.
Lord Northcliff To Decline Office
London .Lord Nortliclill, the celebrated publisher, will decline
position in British cabinet.
Honolulu Albert Waterhouse has been made manager of Kndau.
The well known Honolulan will go to the State of Johore, Malay, for
five years. Immense timber tracts will be under his control, and
local capital will undertake cultivation of rubber and cocoanut trees
Adjutant-General Johnson brands as vicious Arthur Wilder's
story that National Guardsmen receive meals free. He says that what
ever has been or will be done in the Guard is square and above hoard.
Madeline Weir, daughter of William Weir, now at Hilo Hospital
last night attempted suicide.by drinking creoline. The child had a
quarrel with her inother.Doctors report her out of danger.
Sunday, February 13
Honolulu "Little Arthur" Wilder finds new work for the grand
jury. He announces that he will bring the attention of the inquisi
tors to the expenditures of the immigration board for feeding guards.
The Governor defends the legality of the proceeding, and promises a
statement tomorrow to clear up all question about the boarding guards.
Preparedness Talks Yesterday
St. Paul Orators at the Lincoln Day celebration speak for the
defense ot the nation. It is a religious as well as a patriotic duty
for a nation to be ready to meet any eventually," declared Archbishop
Ireland. Governor McCall said it was the imperative duty of the
country to be prepared.
Armed Merchantmen Warships
Washington Germany in her new submarine note to the United
States, announces that after the 29th. of February all armed merchant
ships will be regarded as war vessels.
Theft Traced To Japanese
San Francisco It is reported that the navy code book, for which
the commander and ensign of the torpedo boat Hull were courtmar-
tialled, was stolen by Japanese employed on the vessel. The report
also says that every Japanese was yesterday discharged from employ
ment on United fotatcs warships. The San Francisco Examiner takes
this opportunity for a series of attacks on Japanese.
Students Are Made Sick
Chicago One hundred guests at a dinner of the University Club
were made ill last night by what is supposed to be deliberate poisoning
in soup. The authorities are seeking the assistant cook who prepared
Noted Author Dead
Arlington John Townsend Trowbridge, author of Darius Green
and publisher for Dickens, died yesterday at his home. The famous
author ended a long and illustrious career.
The Defense Bill
Washington The Defense Bill is Federalizing State militia meas
ure, being considered to include National Guard in army and raise
force of 200,000. Guardsmen who drill would draw pay. Measure
also provides tor the training of boys of nation in ittuior guard from
which force would be drawn.
Japan's Trade Balance
Tokio Japan has a large balance of trade. Munition business
alone has put export trade on "easy street."
Honolulu The city attorney's department will in future ask for
jail sentences for gamblers in place of fines. Thirty-four were sen
tenced today to jail under the new plan.
Miss Erne Craig and Miss Claire Jordan, from Hawaii, who are
serving as nurses in the trenches with the Allies, have been praised by
Sir John French for specially efficient and valuable work.
Boy Arrested For Murder
Chicago Will Orput, Jr., student in Chicago University, has
boen arrested and charged with the murder of Marion Lambert, an
eighteen year-old girl.
Stocks On A Boom
Honolulu A new level of stocks was achieved today. Siles total
led 22,227 shares, with a general advance all along the line. Olaa sold
at $16, and other stocks correspondingly.
Sugar Bill Next Monday
Washington Representative Kitchin, chairman of the House
committee on ways and means, will introduce on Monday the Demo
cratic measure for sugar legislation in the form of a bill revoking the
placing of sugar on the free list May I next, It is intended that the
final vote on the measure shall be taken on February 19.
Sugar legislation stands alone.
New York Remembers Lincoln
New York The New York stock exchanges held no sessions to
day, adjourning on account of it being the anniversary of Abraham
Country Also Celebrates
Washington All over the country exercises are being held in
honor ot the birthday of Lincoln. 1
, Canadians Feeling Anxious
Niagara b alls Canadians .on the Ontario side tear an invasion
by Germans from the American side.
Russians Holding The Teutons
Petrograd The Russians, by an offensive movement, hold the
Germans near Galacia. l lie Germans are on the deiensive all over
German Tried To Escape
Rio de Taneiro The German steamer Asuncion, interned at
Brazilian port, tried to speed for the open sea but was fired upon and
the attempt to escape foiled.
Austrians Move Un Uurazzo
Paris Austrians to the number of 30,000 are moving along the
Albanian coast to Durazzo.
French Gain In West
The French hive gained in the wsst through heavy fighting.
German Prince To Marry
London It is reported from Amsterdam that German Prince
Joachim will marry Princess Marie Augustine on March 11.
Saturday, February 1 2
Honolulu Local merchants are waking up to the cold deal they
have received by the withdrawal of the American-Hawaiian ships on
such short notice. Vast quantities of goods unshipped in the east
face expensive overland haul.
Democrats Begin Activity
The Governor has chosen Colonel C. J. McCarthy to lead the
Democrats of the Territory. The political pot begins to simmer and
the Bourbons prepare tor a fractional fray. The county committee
meets tonight. Party patronage and delegation for the National Con
vention will come up for discussion.
Effect Of Garrison's Resignation
Washington The resignation of Garrison spurs lagging solons
into activity. A new note of harmony in Congress follows the retire
ment of the Secretary. The preparedness program is being rushed.
Army measures containing all department suggestions save that
of Continental army are being rapidly prepared in the lower house.
Heavy Fighting Is On
London Conflict rages on every front, but results eem to be
even. Much battling in France, but neither side makes gains. Ypres
region has been the scene of a fierce frav.
Russians claim successes in the east, throwing themselves against
the Austro-Genuans tinder cover of heavy guns.
Tong War In Frisco
San Francisco This city is the scene of another Tong war. One
Chinaman has been killed, one is dying and two white men have been
Noted Cripple Is Dead
New York Mollie Francher, noted woman who had been crippled
most af her life, died after celebrating her 67th, birthday a week ago.
Explosion Kills And Entombs
Ernst, Penn. An explosion in a mine here killed one man and
Roosevelt To West Indies
New York Theodore Roosevelt and wife sailed yesterday for the
West Indies. They will return March 17.
Japanese Buy Dollar Steamship
San Francisco The American steamer Robert Dollar has been
sold to Japanese interests for one million dollars.
British Steamer Beached
London The British steamer Elswick Manor has been beached
at Yarmouth. Crew saved by coast guards and life savers.
Plotters To Appear Monday
San Francisco Franz Bopp and other Geimans indicted for plot
ting are to appear on Monday for trial.
The U. S. And Canada
Ottawa It is officially announced that Washington 'will put an
end to plotters in the United States against Canada.
Strike In Alaska
Seward A general strike has been called in Alaska against
Aeroplane Record Broken
San Diego Floyd Sniith broke aeroplane record for weight carry
ing at high altitude.
Powder Works Explodes
Newcastle, Deleware The giant powder plant of the Bethlehem
Iron Workb exploded last night. Two workmen injured. No cause
of explosion discovered as yet.
Sugar Matter Up Today
Washing It is expected that the bill for repealing the free surar
clause of the Underwood tariff act will come up today. Indications
are that the measure will pass without trouble.
London News received here has it that the Czar has left Petro
grad for the front. ,
Officials Are Captured
, Petrograd A despatch from Teheran, Persia, says that Assim
Bey, the Turkish ambassador to Persia, and an Austrian military at
tache have been captured by a Cossack patrol which found them near
Interest To West
London Interest of war observers is now turned mainly to the
western front, since operation there appear to be more important than
in any other field. There is no lessening in the intensity of the strug
gle raging around Virug and Neuville.
Further south are signs of reawakening on bbth sides. Unofficial
advices are that a notable artillery battle is in prrgrcss along the Bel
gian portion of the western front.
Will Make A Kick
Honolulu The board of retail trades of the Chamber of Com
merce is urging strongly its kick against the raising of freight rates
from the east to coast points and Hawaii. Ed. Towse has been named
a committee of one to correspond with the inter-state commerce com
mission respecting the matter.
Bad Benzol Explosion
Bakersfield, Cal. A carload of drums of benzol, part of a Sante
Fe freight train's cargo, jumped the track today at Woodford, near
here, and exploded. Cars caught fire but there were no details fur
ther than that there were no injuries among the train's crew. V
Washington Several natries are in the air here as a probable suc
cessor' to Secretary Garrison, but there is no intimation as to what the
President intends doing. It is believed that Franklin K. Lane has
the best chance of winning the office.
Belgians Deny Rumor
The Belgian legation here today denied the report that Germany
had tried to make a peace pact with that country.
Friday, February I 1
Secretary Resigns Account Failure Plans
Washington Secretary of war Garrison resigned when army
plans fail. Maj. Gen. Hugh Scott, chief of staff, acting secretary to
Secretary Garrison, refuses to comment upon the move.
A report from Washington names Pranklin K. Lane as probable
successor. President let congressional pressure cause the official
Administration abandons continental army idea to harmonize
legislative majority and put through defensive program.
Assistant secretary of war Breckenridge quits with Garrison.
The passage by Senate of the Phillippine bill as modified by Clark
amendment is another reason for Garrison's retirement.
President seeks merchant marine. Scientific Tariff Board is an
other hope, he tells the Chamber of Commerce.
Teutons Warn Merchantmen
London Teutons warn all merchant ships against carrying guns.
Both German and Austrian governments in identical notes threat
en instant destruction of armed craft by submarines. Undersea ves
sels will give no time to remove passengers. Action of central powers
follows American note for bidding armed vessels in port to sail under
Balkans again rivet attention. Mutterings of war are heard near
Salonika. On the east and west fronts active reports as to victor:
Batteries Cause Of Accident
New York Edison batteries are blamed for the accident on the
submarine E-2. Instructions supplied by the company were not com
pleted. Entangled Crews Are Shot
New York Whenever a German submarine is caught in the tan
gle of a British net, the captains kill their crews and blow out their
own brains, according to a report of Dr. Inglis, a Canadian surgeon
of the Canada Medical Service.
British are now using glass bottom boats in their search for sub
marines. Chemical Bombs May Have Done It
Ottawa It was thought at the opening of governmant investi
gation that House of Parliament was destroyed by a plotter throwing
bombs at the windows.
Reported British Cruiser Destroyed
Berlin The British cruiser Caroline is reported to have been de
stroyed by a bomb dropped from Z-ppelin in last raid on England.
Destroyers Edin ond Nith also reported destroyed.
Sealed Tenders will be received
up until 11 A. M. of Saturday,
February 26, 1916, for the con
struction of the Waioli Homestead
The Superintendent of Public
Works reserves the right to reject
any or all tenders.
Plans, specifications and blank
forms of proposals are on file in
the office of the Superintendent of
Public Works, Capitol Building,
Honolulu, and in the office of the
Public Works Agent, Waimea,
Chaki.hs R. Fou-ni's,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu. February 11, 1916.