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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1916
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Villa Slips Away
Chihuahua A straggling bind of Villaistas reported to have been
sighted by American cavalrymen about forty miles south of this plaoe.
Evidently Villa was not there. No engagement took place,
Washington Villa has evidently left Namquipa for the south.
In a formal statement issued today President Wilson announced
his intention of putting a summary end to the campaign of what he
declares is lying and deceit being conducted by certain American
owners of Mexican property. He savs that false reports of alarming
conditions along the border must stop.
Despatch from. Monterey, Mexico, reports trainload of American
women and children, belonging to the American colony at Torreon,
was attacked by a band of bandits. The women and children were
protected by piles of trunks.
American Losses At Sea
Practically all doubt of fact that tha loss of American lives on
both the Dominion liner Englishman and the liner Sussex was due to
attacks of Teuton submarines without warning, or without giving
passengers an opportunity to escape was removed by reports to the
State department from American consuls. On the liner Englishman
four Americans were killed. On the Sussex one American woman
was killed. Survivors have reached London hospitals. Situation
National Leprosarium Favored
The Senate committee has reported favorably on the bill calling
for a national leprosarium in the U. S.
Destroyer Monaghan Rammed
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Scandal On The Sonoma
Honolulu There was a considerable capture of opium on board
the steamship Sonoma yesterday. Oscar Nordmann, steward, and
Yee Mun, a local Chinese merchant, have been arrested in connection
with the affair.
Literacy Test Adopted
Washington l lie literacy test oi the new immigration bill was
adopted in the House today by a vote of 225 to 82.
Fern For Delegate
Joe'Fern, formerly mayor of Honolulu, will run
Congress.- McCandless democrats say he has now
with Pinkham wing.
Needs Fire Protection
Conley, the insurance expert, declares that Honolulu should have
better fire protection, and that a salt water emergency system should
Still Trailing Villa
El Paso U. S. Cavalry still trails Villa, with prospects of catch
ing up with him.
Situation At Verdun
Paris No infantry action took place at Verdun today. Thesitua.
tion is fairly quiet.
New Chinese Capital
Shanghai Yuan is expected to resign as China's ruler. News
from China states that Nanking will be the new Chinese capital
Whitehouse Loses Job
Honolulu I,. M. Whitehouse is fired from his job in the city
Honolulu Mrs. Julia Vernon Lyons, widow of Prof. Curstis J.
Lyons and an old kamaaina, died yesterday.
The question of how manv delegates Hawaii may have in the big
Chicago Convention is still agitating the minds of Republicans. Ku
hio, Castle and Rice are grooming themselves to be selected by the
party as delegates.
A rehearing has been denied in the supreme court in the case of
the Prince against Queen Liliuokalani. Presumption of competency
prevails says the highest tribunal. The right of the Queen to dis
continue the use of her name in the action is reaffirmed.
Hawaii Opposes Leprosarium
Hawaii does not wish a national home here for lepers. The
Governor says that the question of such an institution has been pend
ing for years. Delegate to Congress is bitterly opposed to it. Repu
tation of the Islands as a tourists paradise would be blasted, according
to the opponents ot the iden.
No Warning To Sussex
Washington According to reports received from American con
suls, the steamer Sussex was torpedoed without any warning what
ever being given by the submarine accomplishing her destruction.
The number of Americans lost can not yet be definitely determined
and the matter is being rigidly investigated. The question of Ger
man submarine warfare is again intensified by this act.
The Escape Of Villa
Definite information has been received from General Pershing
that Villa has escaped from the zone of American operations, and is
now reported to be moving toward the fastnesses in Guerrero district,
a place very hard to get at.
Colonel Lincoln 13. Berry, who was supposed to succeed Colonel
Sturgis at Schofield Barracks, is intelligence offierwith Pershing.
Germans Lose Ships
London In a fight which occurred near the coast of Friesland
between a British light cruiser and destroyer squadron and a German
patrolling fleet, the latter lost two battleships.
While this fight was in progress, hydroplanes attacked the Kai
ser's aviatson plant at Tondein.
Senate Favors Big Army
Washington A big army is favored by the Senate committee.
The Chamberlain bill, is preferred over the Hay measure.
.Mrs. Francis Sayres, daughter of President Wilson, is the mother
of a baby girl.
Paris French artillery checks Teutons and prevents further ad
yances. Desperate fighting reported in east and west.
Conflict rages terrifically at Verdun.
The Slaves make more gains in Transcaucasia.
The New Submarines
Washington The speed of the new submarines may be cut down
in the interest of efficiency in other particulars, Contracts for two
more of the latest type craft will soon be let.
Allies To Confer
Paris It was learned last night that the Entente Allies have
summoned an important conference to be held here today to consider
military and political situation throughout the coalition.
Sunday, March 26
Honolulu George R. Clark, ex-secretary to Governor Pinkham,
declares that his former employer ordered the printing of the report
by Lieutenant Whitener on the militia of Hawaii.
"Maliciously misleading", says the Governor in reply. He also
insists that theaffidavit sworn to by Clark is not positive proof that
there was politics played by former National Guard administration.
Filipinos May Vote
If the decision of Judge. demons stands, thousands of Filipinos
in Hawaii will get full rights as citizens, including the right to vote.
Hundreds are expected to take speedy advantage of the decision and
may take the matter to the U. S. surpreme court. It will be remem
bered that Clemons held that Japanese were not eligible to citizenship.
K'ev West The destroyer Monaghan was rammed seriously yes
terdry afternoon by the destroyer Roe.
Jess Willard Wins
New York Jess Willard last night defeated Frank Moran in a
Russians Claim Victory
Petrograd Official statement of fighting on northern front given
out by the war minister last night asserts that the Russians were vic
torious over the Germans. The German lines were broken in two
places south of Dvinsk and ground gained.
Verdun Being Shelled
London Germans have begun to shell the town of Verdun with
big guns and a number of fires have been started.
Washington The Senate finance committee late this afternoon
decided to amend the sugar bill of the House so as to extend the time
when sugar shall go on the free list to May 1, 1920, or four years.
This is advanced as a substitute for the flat repeal of the iree
sugar clauses of the present tarifi law under which sugar would go on
the free list May 1, 1916.
The question of increasing the duty to a cent and a half a pound
continues under discussion.
Yuan Has His Price
Tokio President Yuan of China, has offered to retire to private
life if given the sum of $10,000,000 annually. This proposal has
been sent by Yuan to the leaders of the republican movement.
Honolulu Court Bars Japanese
Honolulu Judge Clemons has denied the petition of T. Ozawa
to become a citizen of the United States and at the same time rules
that Filipinos are eligible to admission. He savs that the Japanese
are of a Mongolian race under the law, Natives of countries under
the protection of the United States may be admitted to citizenship,
declares the court. Ozawa will take the case to the U. S. supreme
German Raider Sunk
London The German raider Greif, disguised as a Norwegian
steamer, was overhauled and sunk in the North Sea on February 29
by the British armed merchantman Alcantra. according to announce
ments today. (Here follows an unintelligible statement to the effect
that a torpedo sank the Alcantra and that 120 Germans ont of 300
were captured, the British loss being 74.)
Tokio In a statement issued today the foreign office declared
that the alliance with Great Britain would never be broken.
Pineapples Await Shipment
Honolulu Pineapples are now stacked up mountain high await
ing shipment. It is said that there are between 500,000 and 600,000
cases in the lot. Shipments will be made as rapidly as possible by
the Great Northern and the Matson steamets.
Young Man Missing
A young man named Tom Richard lett his home on King street
New Year's Eve and has not been seen since,
Willard And Moran Fight
New York Willard and Moran are ready for their prize fight
tonight. It is estimated that there will be 13,000 spectators, of whom
2,000 will be women.
Saturday, March 25
Honolulu Confidential report of Lieut. Whitener on political
and other conditions in the National Guard again leaps into the lime
light. Kuhio wants to know what the governor thinks of Hawaiiaus
in the militia. He hopes His Excellency will repudiate the charges.
The Delegate again proclaims himself to be the defender of the Ha
Cane To Succeed Pines
Pineapples will be given up entirely at Pupukea and 3.0U0 acres
will be replanted this year in cane. The reasons given are the un
certainty of the pine market and the fine prospects for cane.
Botts For Supervisor
The Mayor is asked to appoint E. J. Botts, organizer of city pur
chasing department, as supervisor to succeed R. W. Shingle. Friends
of Botts think he would make a good man.
Working For Great Northern
Secretary Taylor and members of the Promotion Committee start
a movement for all-the-year service of the Great Northern.
Pay For Militiamen
The question of pay for militiamen is agaitating National Guards
men, Hawaiians are suspicious that this pay for the Government
might, in some way, result in depriving them of the right to vote.
Uncertainty In Mexico
Washington Washington gets little information from Mexico
Wires to the capital are burdened with teports that are contradictory
In the campaign the Americans are closing in on the outlaws
That is the tenor of unofficial advices. Carranza forces are said to be
co-operating with the Americans.
Sugar In The Senate
The Senate will pass the Kitchin bill, but may add to the duty
Repeal of free sugar clause of the Underwood tariff bill will be re
ported favorably in same form adopted in lower house.
Import Tax To Be Raised
The import tax will likely be raised cent and half pound.
Exicse Tax Doomed
The imposition of an internal tax, which has been proposed
would be unpopular with the people and seems doomed.
Reports From Various Fronts
London The Germans claim more successes in the Verdun dis
trict. They also attack the French in Argonne and take first line
trenches. The Russians continue to make advances.
British hold positions above Kut-El Amara and gain in Soutl
German Loan A Success
Berlin The fourth German war loan has been a great success.
It has been oversubscribed by six million marks now.
Yuan Would Remain President
Washington Yuan Shih Kai has renounced his ambition to the
throne of China and as president he calls upon the people to save the
Steamers Sunk Yesterday
London The steamer Sussex, with Americans aboard, has prob-
bly been torpedoed.
The Danish steamers Cnstiansund and Claudia have both been
sunk by a submarine, Eighteen rescued.
Norwegian steamer Koenigian sunk without warning. Crew pick
ed up in small boats.-
The British steamer Englishman has been torpedoed and sunk.
Ufhcer Kills Himselt
Seattle Lieut. Ormond Pailthoipe, U. S. N,, killed himself in
quarters aboard the Saratoga. No cause given for the deed.
Lewis Would Not Sell lo Villa
Washington Senator Tames Hamilton Lewis would stop all ttade
by Americans with Villa and his followers.
Douglas, Ariz Mexicans close in on. Villa at Namiquipa. Five
olumns of Carranzaistas aid Americans. It is believed that the out-
aw chieftain is being gotten in a close corner.
The third battalion of the 21st. Infantry, Major James T. Dean,.
las left for El Centro and will engage in patrol duty. Special orders
hurried them to the border.
Excise Tax On Sugar
Washington Senator Hardwick, of Georgia, is leading the fight
n favor of an excise tax on sugar, to take the place of the old tariff.
The tax proposed is one cent a pound. The tax is to be paid by the
Action is deferred to tomorrow.
Report of the bill without change is certain.
Yerdun Situation The Same
Pans The situation at Verdun is unchanged.
Germans Report Successes
Berlin Further successes were won by the Germans today on the
west front, Additional trenches were occupied in the vicinity of
Shackleton Back To Civilization
Sydney, N. S. W, Sir Ernest Shackleton returned today from
his expidition into the south polar regions His achievements and
discoveries have been withheld temporarily from publication.
Improvements To Moana
Honolulu The Moana hotel will get additional wings, although
the Hill liner Great Northern stops calling here until the autumn.
Two new wings will have 200 rooms, with private baths.
Soldiers pull drowning babe out of stream near the Kaneohe rice
mill yesterday. Besides a scare, the child was uniuiured.
Friday, March 24
Honolulu The steamer Great Northern will abandon the run to
the Islands until next November. A message received from Lorrin
Thurston confirms cablegram to local Hill agents arriving yester
day. Hawaii service will be resumed for next winter months. Neces-
sitv of laying up the big steamer for an overhauling prior to the open
ing of her Alaskan schedule precluded acceptance of the guarantee
made by Mr. Thurston on behalf of Honolulu business interests.
Mrs. Colburn Dead f.
Mrs. John F. Colburn, prominent Hawaiian woman, motherol 1
Miss Colburn of the Kapaa school, died in a sanitarium here last
night after a long illness.
Coal Shortage Threatened
A shortage of coal in the Islands is threatened as a result of lack
of ships. The I. I. S. N. Co., which controls the local coal situation,
is looking for ships. There is no immediate danger of a shortage, as
the cargo of the Murovan will tide the market over for several months.
Wind jammers may again be called into service as coal carriers.
Villa Still Has Em Guessing
Washington Villa surrounded and a decisive battle is imminent.
This despatch has been transmitted from El Paso, although un
verified, and reached the Slate department last night. Carranza of
ficial in El Paso has been so advised by' Chihuahua.
A general telegram also announced that the American and Mexi
can troops face imminent battle near Namquipa, although Pershing
still remains silent. . .
Herrera Denies Disloyalty
Mexican General Herrera, reported to have join Villa against the
Americans, has cabled Jpersonally that he is loyal to Carranza and
will fight Villa.
Villa is reported to have marched through the entire length of a
train, with a band ot Mexicans, looking tor Americans to kill.
Baker Asks For Expenses
Secretary Baker, of the war department, has asked Congress for
$8,800,000 for extraordinary expenses in connection with the expedi
tion into Mexico.
Missing Aviator round
Lieutenant Correl, one of the missing aviators, was found by
Lieutenant Parkinson, commander of a motor truck outfit. He had
lost his way and was forced to come to earth for gasoline.
Russian Bear Coming Down
London The Russian bear is clawing his way west against life
Teuton foes. A fierce battle is reported from the Lake Narocz dis
trict, where the Slavs claim to hold three lines of German trenches.
Verdun Fighting Subsides
The Czar launches a fresh offensive near Riga.
Verdun fighting dies down except for artillery bombardment.
This is believed to be in preparation for another assault by Germans.
Augustas rire Loss
Augusta, Georgia It is now certain that the loss in this city as
the result of the great fire will reach five million dollars.
tennis flayer murders
New York Sensational murders involve Arthur Waite, the well
known tennis player. The young man was arrested last night and
charged with poisoning his father and mother-in law. Waite is said
to have two personalities a regular Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. One
persodalitv is that of a lover of outdoor sports and the other that of
Russian Losses 2,500,000
The Russian loss is said to be two and a half million men, ac
cording to Journalist Ellis who claims to have had access to secret
lists at Petrograd. No official figures of losses had ever been made
public, but through his paper the journalist was able to secure correct
copies of lists of killed and wounded.
The Pilikias Of China
San Francisco Demand has been made on Yuan Shi Kai by the
republican army which demands that present officials resign all posts.
Submarine Campaign Again
London The German submarine campaign has heen fully re
sumed. Tour merchant vessels have been sunk.
Japanese Back To Mexico
San Francisco It has been definitely decided that the thirty
seven Japanese arriving here from Sainal Cruz shall be returned to