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. THE GARDEN ISLAND, 1UESDAY, FEBRUARY 29. 1916
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State Official Dead
Cal. Lieutenant-Governor John Eshelman, of Califor
nia, died suddenly at the railway club here today. His presence here
was unknown except to the clerks of the club.
Melon For 1. 1. S. N. Co.
Honolulu The capital stock of the Inter-Island S. N. Company
has been raised to $3,000,000. The coiporation cuts a big melon.
The old officers of the company were re-elected.
The Wrecked Steamers
Loudon The Russian steamer I'ctshaiiRa lias been sunk, fifteen
members of crew being saved.
The dead ot the steamer Maloja, sunk yesterday, number lol, ae
eordinir to the latest summary. Estimates of the saved 250. Unac
counted for, oo. Among the rescued was a baby entirely unharmed.
Monday, February 28
Honolulu Arrests made here have disclosed a plot of the BritisV
government to gain recruits from the American army stationed on
Oahu. It appears that American soldiers have already been sen.t to
the front from here, the practice having been for the agents of the
British government to secretly buy their discharges from the United
States army and then ship them to Europe for service in the field.
C. D. Randall and W. S. Stein have been arrested and charged with
buying these discharges of men, and the local authorities say that a
number of prominent Honolulu men are in the deal and are slated for
serious trouble. Letters and cablegrams seized show that Randall
was in a conspiracy with some of the higher British legation people at
It is said that $20,000 has already been expended in Honolulu in
the purchase of discharges of soldiers from the United States regular
forces in order that they may be used in Europe. U. S. Marshal Stnid
dy promises a big sensation when further arrests, now in contempla
tion, are made.
Dr. Goodhue In Limelight
Dr. E. S. Goodhue, noted ink-spiller and poet of Holualoa, Ha
waii, has started a Roosevelt boom on the mainland by having letters
to former secretary of the interior printed in thousands of papers
Former Secretary Fisher praises the sentiments of the Hawaii man.
Dr. Goodhue is quite evidently playing to go to the Republican
Mrs. Tom Burningham died yesterday.
Battlefront Reports Conflicting
Paris The German drive loses force under the blows of the
Reports from Verdun are most conflicting. Apparently the Teu
tons are being held firmly by the men under Joffre. Paris claims that
the enemy is now driven back, the despatches received here repeating
the statements that the increased pressure on the invaders is forcing
them to withdraw from the lines gained.
Berlin despatches contradict this, and say that the French are
not regaining any territory.
Canada Has Some News
Ottawa A cablegram' to the Minister of Militia here declares that
the French are now driving the Germans back past the forts to
Whitman And Military Training
Buflalo Governor Whitman, in a speech made Saturday, plead
for compulsory military training for men in this country. He made
the plea for preparedness for peace.
Two Britishers Sunk
London Many perished when two British ships went down off
Dover yesterday. The P. & O. liner Malaga and a small freight car
rying vessel, the Empress of Fort William, were sunk in sight of the
warehouses of Dover, The Malaga struck a floating mine. While
trying to pick up the victims of the disaster, the Empress of Fort
William struck another mine. The fatalaities on the Malaga were very
large, a number of prominent Brisish officials being aboard. Nearly
-all the passengers and crew are believed to have been lost.
Destroyer Has Sailor Trouble
San Diego The torpedo boat destroyer Whipple came into port
late Satin day afternoon with a serious difficulty prevailing among her
sailors. The men are said to have been on the point of a strike on
account of complaints against the food and other grievances. An
investigation will be made at once.
The President Talks
Washington The President talks more about war possibilities.
America will keep entirely clear of the conflict if humanity and jus
tice privail, he says.
Military measures are practically settled.
House and Senate committee work is practically at an end,
Teutons Slick To Their Policy
The Teutons will adhere to their policy that merchant ships sail
ing armed may oe torpedoed. ,
A Very Old Pike
Spokane A Pike, aged 96 and oldest living Mason, died here
Panama Is Not Pleased
Panama This republic is not pleased with the data supplied by
Goethals. It is claimed that ths Adatnson bill will violate the treatv
between the United States and Panama.
Sunday, February 27 .
French Regain Lost Ground
Paris French regain lost ground and start a great attack in their
turn. Paris is confident of the outcome of the great battle which is
expected to continue for another two weeks. German attempt to
take ground lost near Verdun fruitless. French stand firm on their
ground. Claims sent out from Berlin that the fortress of Douamont
had fallen is untrue. Correspondents from the front report that Ger
man path down the valley of the Meuse was blasted by the greatest
number of artillery guns ever concentrated in history. Germans
brought guns from the Russian and Serbian fronts. The entire west
front from Belgium to the Swiss front is on the alert.
I'rench aeroplanes are also active. German hangars and munition
depots at Vinguilles were heavily bombatded by French artillery.
Double Nationality Bill Passes
Tokio The double nationality bill passed the Chamber of De
puties today. It passed the peers yesterday and will go to the em
peror. Diet meets again tomorrow. The bill will alter the attitude
of Japanese government toward its children born abroad,
Heavy Winter In West
London France is experiencing a heavy winter. Severe storms
are-hampering Germans in their offensive and add to the misery ot
troops. London recognizes the gratity of the situation-, but few fears
are expressed that the outcome will be favorable to any but the Allies.
Russo-Japanese Treaty Signed
Tokio The Russo-Japanese treaty is signed. These countries
will supply each other with arms and munitions for the next three
A big patriotic meeting was held here last night, at which a num
ber of petitions against Okuma ministry were signed, The new Con-sul-General
ior Hawaii, R. Moroi. will sail in the Shinyo Marti, due
Honolulu March 25.
Liners Enter War Zone
Washington Allie's liners go out into the war zone, Italian pas
senger ships carrying defensive guns will soon leave New York. Both
Berlin and Vienna remain silent on the American notes challenging
legality of" Teuton position that defensive arming of merchant vessels
subjects them to attack without warning.
Yesterday the French liner Lafayette left New York for Bordeaux
with 228 passengers aboard. The vessel carries no armament,
Submarine crisis resulting Congressional controversy. American
travel has quitcd down.
Russians Harry Turks
Petrograd Slavs harry Moslems, continuing victorious in Persia
and in Syria, on the way to Trepizond, in which arena the Russians
are pressing Turks hartl. No incidents of importance on the Galician
or Baltic fronts.
Harmony In Republican Ranks
San Francisco Harmony fills the air of California, Old and new
republicans about ready to bury the hatchet. California democrats
for Wilson again.
Berlin Germans advance to within three miles of the strong fort
ress of Verdun. Slaughter is terrific, with both sides making claims.
Paris is confident of checking the tide, and that a counter-attack will
be delivered at the right moment.
. London Predicts Tremendous Losses
London London predicts that the principal result of the German
attack on Verdun will be tremendous losses for the attacking side. tf
Attempts Damage German-Austrian Ships
Lisbon Premier Costa in the Chamber of Deputies says attempts
have been made to damage seven German and Austrian ships which
government had requisitioned, being interned in Portugal.
Durazzo Expected To Fall
Berlin Reports from Austrian press headquarters predict that
Durazzo, Albania, will soon be captured by Germans. It is also an
nounced that the reported capture of Champ Neuville by Germans is
Military Train Derailed
Cortona A military train was derailed here today and nine kill
ed and fifty injured.
Two Ships Sunk
London The British steamers Denaby and Tunnel have been
sunk and seven of the crew missing.
lurks Outnumbered Retire
London Heavy Fighting is taking place between Turks and
Russians. Turks forced to retire, outnumbered.
Democrats Hold Action In Check
Washington Democrats hold action in check in controversy over
American travel, Issue quieting down. Italy in answer to note
would argue, Secretary Lansing announced that one belligerent has
replied to suggestion concerning disarming of merchant vessels which
U. S, asks, in order to relieve submarine crisis.
Saturday, February 26
Honolulu Robert W. Shingle has resigned his seat as a county
supervisor, telf.ng tne Mayor, in ins letter ot resignation, that his
private business is pressing him so that he cannot keep up with the
official duties. He requests that the office be considered vacant be
fore March 15.
Olaa took a jump to $16 bid and no stock for sale, immediately
after the annual meeting held yesterday. President Thurston states
that there are no immediate prospects of dividends.
Criticizes Naval Training
Washington Admiral Winslow, of the Pacific fleet, appeared be
fore the Congressional committee yesterday and severely criticized
systems in the navy. L he training now being given to students at
the Annapolis naval academy was worthless for modern naval work.
according to the senior naval officer, The grade of midshipman, the
admiral felt, should be restored, and there should be numerous chang
Tokio It is now only a question of time when the much talked
of Japanese-Russian alliance will be tormed. bending ot an envoy to
the court of the Czar is considered proof positive of that early result
Rioting In Berlin?
Amsterdam A Belgian newspaper publishes on good authority ;
report of an outbreak in Berlin on Tuesday, when the people raised a
cry against the government and for peace.
Cavalry was called out to quell the rioters and used their swords
freely, one hundred persons being killed in the street fighting.
Typhus In The U. S.
El Paso I he first case of the dreaded typhus, from Mexico,
made its appearance on the American side last night, the victim being
Immigration Inspector Buttner.
Musselmen Abandon Drive
have abandoned the
In an Elaborate Picturization of the
(Dukane Accepts His Temporary
Lot as a Tramp)
London It is reported that the Musselmen
Kutel Amara drive.
The Russian approach to Bagdad may be the reason
Justice Hughes Again Declines
New York In a letter addressed to Henry Wise Wood, Justice
Hughes reiterated that he is not a candidate for the presidency of the
Boat Builders Want Time
Washington 1 he Electric boat Co., which has the contract for
building two 1,500 ton submarines asks more time for the completion
of the undersea craft. It is found impossible to complete the boats
according to present requirements, in the time allowed.
German Dyes Sent Through
Berlin Through the efforts of the American consulate here ship
ments of analin dyes, which America must have for the printing of
postage stamps, will be sent to the United States.
Another Inquiry Being Made
Washington Ambassador Page has been instructed to inquire
the British government why the Austrians, Germans and Turks
taken off the American steamer China by a British warship.
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