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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1916
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Fight In The Air
Basle, Switzerland There was an exciting battle between 23
aeroplanes of the Allies and 27 German machines over Mulhausen,
They rained bombs down as the fight progressed. On account of "fear
of striking down their own men, the anti-aircraft guns had to remain
Yerdun Battle Renewed
London The battle on the Verdun line has been renewed and
Series of fierce Teutonic attacks launched agai.ist the French
north of the great central fortress that guards the path to Paris.
Germans teported to have lost heavily.
Honolulu The Governor will ask the people of Kauai what they
want anyhow in regard to the Kapaa and Waipouli homesteads. He
announces that he will visit Kauai, call a mass-meeting and ask for
Carranza On His Ear
El Paso Carranza has made a formal protest to Washington
against the occupation of CasaGrandes, Mexico, by American troops.
It is reported at El Paso that a detachment of Mexican govern
ment troops permitted Villa to escape.
Canton Entirely Cut Off
Shanghai Yuan is unable to help Canton by sending troops. Re
bels have the city surrounded and are drawing reinforcements from
Greek Border Next
London The Greek border may be the next battle scene. French
advances and occupies villages near Teutons and Bulgars.
Germany denies that her diver sank the Turbantia. Official an
nouncement is made that the disaster occurred outside the war zone.
Yessels Sunk Today
London More vessels have been sunk in the submarine zone.
The Norwegian steamer Laugelie and the British steamer Port Of
Halhouse were destroyed. Only seven of crews saved.
Kentucky Is Shifted
Washington The battleship Kentucky , now at Vera Cruz, has
been ordered to Galveston.
Soldier Drowned At Laie
Honolulu A soldier drowned in calm water while swimming at
Laie bay yesterday afternoon,
Hawaiian Music Takes
Honolulu Hawaiian music makes a hit in cities of Minnesota.
San Francisco Willie Hope, champion billard player, and Koji
Yamada, leading Japanese cue artist, will leave for the Inlands.
Breckons Takes Issue
Honolulu "Judge Stuart's plans would prove an utter failure",
says Robert W. Breckons. He declares that the scheme for taking
away popular franchise won't get anywhere.
Monday, March 20
Honolulu Dr. A. Lehman, a to'urist from Chicago, was beaten
and robbed last night after 9 o'clock. He was picked up unconscious
and has no idea as to the identitv of his assailant.
They Dodge Stuart Idea
Big men side-step comments on the Stuart idea of a commission
form of government for the Islands. Many believe present form is
best. Some see good in the proposal to make Hon )lulu a free port
W. E. Rowell Dead
William E, Rowell died Saturday night and was buried yester
day. Death came as the result of a paralytic stroke sustained a week
ago. Mr. Rowell was a native of Waimea, Kauai, and was superin
tendent of public works under the provisional government.
Honolulu News from various sources yesterday and last night
indicates that General Villa, Mexico's hunted bandit chief, has suc
ceeded in reaching Hernandez' ranch at Candelario. Hernandez was
the bandit's subchief at the time of the raid on Columbus.
General Pershing, in disposing his troops for the hunt of Villa,
will probrblv divide his armv into a number of detachments. Persh
ing has shown energy in conducting the pursuit, personally leading
his columns over an exceedingly rouch country.
Villa is reported to have continued his outrages against Ameri
cans in Mexico on his flight from Columbus.
What El Paso Hears
El Paso All kinds of reports are floating around about the
whereabouts of Villa and the movements of the American troops, but
nothing of an official or definite character is known.
Eurico Vistronto, an Italian rancher of Mexico, has been mur
dered by the bandits.
Vistronto was one of the best known foreigners in the country.
More Infantry To Front
Deming, N. M. The 24 Infantry, Col. Prenrose, received orders
yesterday to cross the border into Mexico at once to strengthen Per
shing's line of communication. The regiment left late in the after
noon. The Fighting In France
Paris The Teutons are striking hard at the lines of the Allies
held west of Lille.
The attacks of German infantry, with big guns, at Verdun front
is dying out.
Verinilles is once again the scene of a hot assault.
On The East Front
The Russians are delared to have resumed activity on the east
front, but Berlin claims that the attacks were beaten back.
Taggart On Deck Again
Indianapolis Indiana's governor names notorious boss, Thomas
Taggart, as senator to succeed Benjamin Shively. The alleged pro
moter of gambling and election frauds seems now to'cor.trol Democracy
of the Old Hoosier State.
Taggart is the man who forced the nomination of Vice President
Marshall and was indicted for political corruption,
Supply Back To Guam
Seattle The navy transport Supply has sailed for Guam via Ho
nolulu. On her last visit to Honolulu the Supply ran into and dam
aged three.submarines at docks.
Hospital Ship Is Sunk
Berlin The hospital ship Electra has been sunk by an Adriatic
diver, only three lives being lost. The diver was recognized as the
Sunday, March 19
Honolulu Judge Stuart would have a commission form of gov
ernment in Hawaii. "He pioneers the public on a way for what some
favor but have never found the courage to advocate. The principal
objectors to commission government are Hnwrtiians. The jurist con
tends that the privileges of Hawniiuns would not be impaired, while
the question of Japanese domination in the Territory later on would
be settled satisfactorily before it became a menace. Stuart would
have no government such as at present, no supervisors, no legislature
and no saloons.
The Mexican Trouble
Washington American troopers will not occupy any Mexican
towns, is the assertion made by Secretary Baker, of the War Depart
ment, today. This announcement eases the threatening attitude of
the Mexicans along the border and obviates the possibility of a clash.
Wily Villa keeps ahead of Pershing and his troopers. The ban
dit chief is reported to be hurrying to Namiquipa where he has
ammunition hidden away. Americans are hot on the trail,
Border Inhabitants Anxious
Marfa, Texas The border inhabitants are anxious for many
miles, A messenger to the Presideo yesterday brought word that a
band of Villaistas is preparing to make another dash across the bor
der. The Villaistas are said to be strong and well armed. All Ameri
can women and children of the neighborhood have been brought to
this city for safety:
Anybody May Kill Villa
City of Mexico General Obregon, minister of war, has made
public an announcement that Villa and the men who are with him
are outlaws and may be killed by anybody at sight without bringing
punishment of any sort.
Is Mimic Warfare
Washington The movement of American troops against Villa
has all the motions of real war. even the newspapers being censored
in regulation way.
Honolulu Police And Gunmen
Honolulu At an early hour this morning mounted policemen
had a battle with gunmen on Kalakaua avenue. The gunmen had
stolen a Chinese hack and were battling for its possession. After
shots were exchanged, the gunmen, who are supposed to have been
Filipinos, fled. Their capture is expected this morning.
More Steamers Are Sunk
London A neutral ship has been sunk in the Channel.
Another Dutch steamer has been the victim of unwarned attack
by a submarine. Fifty-five members of crew and two passengers res
cued, It is not known whether these were all on board or not.
Preparedness Is Supreme
Washington Opposition to Wilson's preparedness policy is now
wholly absent. The lone Socialist in the House is the only voice to
object to the committee's bill, and the only objection from that source
is that the machine provided for is too large. Mann objects to the
proposals as being inadequate. The Senate measure will be debated to
motrow and the house will alsodiscuss proposals of upper house with
its own bill.
The Seamau's Act
The Seaman's Act is above treaties in its provisions. A nine hour
day and no Sunday work in port are included in the measure.
Verdun Battle Ceasing'
London The third Verdun battle is ended. General lull along
miles marked by thousands of dead. French present final victory.
French Aviator Killed
Paris Count Jaquest de Cazes, one of France's most daring avia
tors, has been killed.
Pacific Mail Buys Ships
Amsterdam Pacific Mail Steamship Company has bought three
steamers in Amsterdam for the Pacific Mail trade. They will sail for
San Francisco in a short time. Runs will probably be announced later
Washington ine uniteu btates punitive expedition plans into
Mexico are apparently menaced by the staud of Carranza, who opposes
Americans occupying Mexican cities for use as bases.
El Paso advices say that the situation is most serious since the
Rewards for the capture of Villa now total $100,000. The ban
dits are playing a guerilla game.
Steamer Aground At Honolulu
Honolulu The Chilean steamer Manila, bound from Sau Fran
cisco for the Far east, is aground on the reef near the harbor entrance
just inside of the second buoy.
Five rescue steamers are standing as close by her as they dare
Bandits Fighting All Over
Torreon, Mexico Two bands of factionalists (Constitutionalists
and Villaists) have been fighting since yesterday at Canyon Corritos
Twenty six have been killed and 30 captured in a battle near Du
rango between Constitutionalists and Pacifists.
Nogales The Constitutionalist garrison at Hennosillo is the cen
tcr of trouble, the nature of which is not vet known.
Frenchman Discerns Peace
Paris French Minister sees end of the war. Alexander Ribot
makes a statement which is regarded as of the utmost importance.
It is planned in Germany to have the undersea campaign of that
country endorsed by the Reichstag.
There has been little activity today on the Verdun battle trant
Hope For Big Liner
Honolulu President Gilman, of the company owning the Great
Northern, is going from Portland to San Francisco to meet Com
missioner L. A. Thurston and hope is revived here that an agreement
may be reached whereby the big liners may be kept on this run.
Matson May Build Hotel
Captain Wm, Matson mav build a big hotel in Honolulu. In .'
letter he predicts an enormous tourist traffic. The Promotion Com
mittee will hold a special meeting on the subject put forward by Cap
tain Matson and will lay recommendations before the Chamber of Com
Japanese And Nationality
Tokio Japanese in countries other than Japan are given the
right to choose their own nationality, the Emperor having signed the
bill to that eflect. It is thought that few in Hawaii will swear by
An Editor Is Fined
Honolulu N. G. Wing Sung, editor of the Liberty News, was
found guilty of criminal libel this morning and sentenced to pay a
fine of $520.00.
N. G. H. Officers And Legislature
Members of the Legislature are not to be requited to surrender
their commissions in the National Guard here. Governoi Pinkham
has given that as his official opinion and is supported by Ex-Goyernor
Appeal will be made to Congress if any attempt is made to ques
tion the status of Legislators holding commissions in the Guard.
Saturday, March 18
Honolulu Three contests were announced for the primaries as
the result of last night's nominating meetings of Republicans in the
various precincts. The contests will be in the fourth, sixth and seventh
of the Fourth District. Knives are out tor someone. Andrew's
bailiwick is after the scalps of the city dads, and calls for the resigna
tion of the supervisors for being untrue to the party.
Sugar Is Booming
The price of sugar nears six cents again. There was another lean
forward yesterday and the market closed with a sale at 5.89.
Honolulu Girl With Melba
Madam Melba, the famous singer, has found a protege in Hono
lulu. She has offered to take Miss Margaiet Center, a prominent,
ocal societv cirl. on a tour and will give her a year in vocal work. It
is likely that Miss Center will tour the colonies with Madam Melba.
Mexican Situation Ominous
Washington The chase of Villa gathers clouds as it develops and
things are happening which the public does not understand. Official
ly, the interior of Mexico is fairly quiet. Unofficially the country is
fairly seething with anti-American peeling.
Carranza commander ordered Pershing held.
Villa burns bridge at San Pedro, State of Chihuahua, hindering
the progress of the American troops.
The Americans are not yet in touch with the bandit general, and
forces continue to pout over the border to help the invasion along.
Carranza is ostensibly co-operatiug and it is reported that his
troopers will march with the Americans.
Royalty Honors The Irish
London The King and Queen of England yesterday honored the
Irish on the occasion f their St. Patrick's Day celebration, by dis
tributing shamrocks to the Celtic troops and establishing an Irish
regiment of Victoria Guard.
Mrs. 1. (j. lhrum uead
Honolulu Mrs. Thomas G. Thrum, wife of the Kamaaina sta
tioner, died at her home yesterday after a short illness.
The Yerdun Battle Nickers
London The Verdun battle flickers domi into an interchange of
cannonading. The shell-churned battle-ground of the famous French
fortress has a respite as the exhausted foemen takt earned rest.
A German munitions depot was destroyed by gun-fire.
Turks Claim A Victory
Constantinople Constantinople lays claim to a victory over the
British columns at Kut-El Amara. It is claimed that the British are
retiring, closely pursued.
Monster Wavy Yard ror toast
Washington A monster navy yard is now proposed for Mare Is
land, Admiral Benson earnestly recommending it. He wishes yard
capable of building immense battleships and as many of them as may
ureal Meets May Meet
Paiis The Kaiser may force his fleet to meet that of the British.
The change in the naval command is thought to presage preparation
of a German sortie against the British navy.
Wilson 0. K.'s Army Increase
Washington President Wilson today signed the joint resolution
of Congress calling fot various units of the army to be recruited up
to full peace strength, making the total strength of the army at all
times 120,000 men.
Does Turkey Seek Peace 7
London A rumor has reached here that Turkey is seeking to
make special and separate peace with the Allies.
Honolulu The project to give the homesteaders in the Kapaa region rail-
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The homesteaders blame the governor for more than a year of delay on their
Lihue Plantation Company answers definitely that it is unable to serve the
It is understood that the governor fixes the responsibility for the mix-uo on
former Superintendent J. D. Tucker.
Washington Kitchin's sugar repeal bill, which passed the House
by very nearly a unanimous vote yesterday, reached the Senate this
afternoon and was referred to the finance committee.
Senator Simmons, of North Carolina, chairman of the committee
on way and means, says that his committee will take the measure up
at the earliest possible date. It is probable that no time will be lost
in putting it through.
The Senate is overwhelmingly in favor of the repeal bill.
Haveu't Found Villa Yet
Sau Antonio The United States punitive expedition into Mexi
co has not yet run across the enemy.
Soldiers of the Carranza government are co-operating with the
expedition and the troops are moving on the trail of Villa.
Disaster Stirs The Dutch
The Hague The sinking of the fine Dutch liner Turbantia. re
ported yesterday, has aroused widespread resentment in the Dutch
nation against Germany, whose submarine policy is held responsible
for the loss of the steamer and the probable loss of lives.
America Will Investigate
Washington Frank Mahin, American consul for Holland, has
been instructed to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the
torpedoing of the steamship Tubantia.
The American consular agents at Gibraltar and Lisbon have alio
been instructed to investigate the attempt to torpedo the French
steamer Patria, which narrowly escaped a submarine attack off Algeria
a few days ago.
Improvements At Shafter
Honolulu According to information received at army headquar
ters today an immense ordnance depot is to be constructed at Fort
Shafter. It will cover about 20 acres of ground, and will include
peneral shops, saddleiv. reserve store houses, quarters, etc. There is
an item of $300,000 in the appropriation bill for the purpose.
Friday, March 17
Sugar advanced to 5.67.
Honolulu Pineapple prices show a gain, as indicated by Los
Angeles figures, says F. W. Macfarlane
Honolulu will make a guarantee to keep the Hill liner on the Ho
nolulu run, The amount set is $25,000, and to make up shortage in
gross receipts of $200,000. There are freight and passengers for five
lound trips. Mr. Thurston carries proposition to the Coast. The
American-Hawaiian Steamship Company may abandon entirely the
freight business between Hawaii and the Coast, making the retention
of the Great Northern on this run absolutely necessary.
Little News From Mexico
Washington Little news comes from Mexico as to the actions
of the United States troops. The administration announces that the
Mormon colony is safe, but keeps all other information under cover,
Kaiser Would Keep Peace
Kaiser Wilhelm is determined under no circumstances to have a
break with the United States. He will not fight with the United
States even ii the stand he has adopted makes factional fights in the
Bryan No Democrat
Omaha F. W. Whitehead, of Omaha, says'that Bryan is not a
Democrat. He wants the peerless leader's name struck off the primary