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THS GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 18 , 1916
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President's Latest Note
Washington President Wilson completed his latest communica
tion today to Germany on tne subject of the submarine issue. Con
ference is being held tonight between the President and Chairman
Stone of the Senate Committee on foreign affairs.
The Chinese Rebellion
Amoy Foreign office reports that at Chang Chow Fu 32 soldiers
and 42 civilians have been killed by mobs. That the rule of Yuan is
near an end seems now certain.
Kiang Su province has joined the rebellious taction.
The Verdun Conflict
London The gigantic Verdun conflict enters upon its ninth
Paris Heavv bombardment is taking place today on a part of
the Meuse front, Germans using their artillery against French posi
tions, at Avocourt and on front extending from Dead Man's Hill to
Cumies. No Infantry attacks by Germans today. Artillery fire is
brisk at Haudremont.
Democrats May Contest
Honolulu There will be fi contest over the Democratic delegates
to the St Louis convention, the hght not being ended with the party
election Saturday night.
McCaudless faction is jubilant over the outcome, claiming virtual
ly a clean sweep. Opponents prepare to protest count.
The Hawaii national park bill passed in the House today.
Monday, April 17
Honolulu Survey of local business situation bring out indica-
tions of great difficulties in the coming season for clothing dealers.
Prices go higher in retail trades. Heavv factory increases call for
this, if standards are to be maintained. Shortage of materials and
dyes force up prices. Honolulu dealers seem satisfied, however, that
their customers will continue high grades.
Moana Hotel Enlargement
Work on the improvements to the Moana hotel in Waikiki will
begin this week. The new structure will be six stories.
Bandit Villa Is Dead
City of Mexico The body of General Villa, the bandit chief,
has been exhumed after being two weeks in the grave, Colonel Carlos,
a Carranza officer, recovering the body. This is the statement of the
de facto government of Mexico to the U. S. war department. The des
patch adds that the Carranza colonel is taking the body to Chihuahua
by special train.
After being shot in a running fight shortly after the chase by the
American troops began, following the raid at Columbus, Villa died
in the Chihuahua hills of blood poisoning.
The Villaistas are amazed at the fall of their chief.
Washington Hears Of If
Washington Villa, the Mexican bandit chief, is dead,
The body when found showed gangranous condition in right leg
Carranza officials received definite report yesterday afternoon of
the recovery of the body of the much-wanted man. Wild dismay
shown by Villaistas in Chihuahua and a riot-broke out which threat
ened Carranzaistas. Villaistas declare that any attempt to exhibit the
body will bring more trouble.
No official confirmation of the report of the death of Villa has
been received in Washington, and in some quarters is the apprehen
sion that the Carranzaistas may have been tricked by Villa in the
whole matter. The most definite confirmatson conies from the con
sul at El Paso.
Cananza says nothing could please him better than the death of
Americans Killed At Parral
Two Americans were killed and six wounded in the fight at Par
ral. Among the latter was Major Thompkins. Many Carranzaistas
were wounded and slain.
Allies Win In Battles
London The Allies in the east and west win fiom the foe.
xne rrencn nave taken tne onensive between uouautuont and
Daux and arc reported to have taken Teuton trenches and prisoners
In battle in Mesopotamia the British have again beaten the Turks
The Russians under Grand Duke Nicholas met the Turkish army
hlteen miles east of rerpizond and the latter were routed.
"Peck's Bad Boy" Dead
Milwaukee Former Governor George W. Peck, author of the
lamous recic s uaa uoy oi some years ago, is dead, alter a pro
Turkey Admits An Outrage
Berlin Hie Turkish government in formal statement acknow
ledges sinking the Russian hospital ship Portugal in the Black Sea
it is insisted, however, that the vessel carried no outward mark to
indicate that she was a hospital ship.
The Last Submarine Note
Washington I he last submarine note is ready to forward to
The note is in the most emphatic language and is insistent that i
win re tne last word in American presentation over the controversy
in tne submarine embroglio.
Sunday, April 16
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nonoiuiu me Washington correspondent ot a local paper says
that S. G. Huber, the new Territorial district attorney, is a choice
specimen of carpet-bagger.
Owing to objection from Foster, of Illinois, the Kilauea park bill
lias been held up.
McCandless Beats Governor
Link McCandless wins hands down in the vote on Oahu, Pink
nam being snowed under. McCandless wing is overjoyed at vote
polled. John II. Wilson has defeated William Tarret for National
Duke Kahanamoku Beaten
Detroit Perry McGillvray proves too speedy for Duke Kahana
moku, who was defeated in the two-twenty in slower time than the
eastern man usually makes.
Russians Claim Advance
London The Slavs claim advance at Dvinsk, the Germans being
repulsed, leaving the ground covered with their dead. Made two de
termined advances in counter attack.
Austrians attempted a surrender ruse but it failed.
The Italian front is blazing again.
Verdun news is conflicting. Germans and French both report
Panama Canal Reopened
Panama The Panama canal was reopened yesterday and sixteen
steamers went through from ocean to ocean.
Mexico To Have Own Way
Washington The Cabinet is willing to give Mexico her own way.
Carranza will be notified that American troops will stay on Mexican
soil a reasonable time only and will put limit on all future operations.
Cabinet members believe this to be a wise move. It is wished that
Carranza make good with his people, thus making it easier for him to
get their cooperation in restoring and maintaining order.
There is more or less uneasiness at Funston s headquarters on ac
count of unconfirmed reports of another fight at Parral.
A Million Killed
Amsterdam A million killed is the report from Armenia. Roman
Catholics and other Christians are among the massacred.
Crew Of Chiyo Home
Tokio The crew of the Chiyo Maru arrived in Nogi last night.
Captain Bennett stayed in Hongkong and hopes to salvage big liner.
Sugar In Deadlock
Washington The sugar bills are deadlocked in the conference.
House Democrats efforts at compromise seem to have accomplished
nothing. Kitchin and Rainey have argued on fiat repeal of free sug
ar clause without conditions. Committee to meet agaiu Monday.
British Against Compulsion
London It is understood that the British government is virtually
decided against compulsion. Majority of ministers are against con
scription for married men.
Volunteers For Army
Washington The war department announced last night that as
the result of the government's call for 30.000 recruit3, the total en
listment in thirty days amounted to 16,817 men.
Pershing's Account Of Fight
General Pershing sends his account of the fight in Parral streets.
He confirms previous reports that the attack wos unprovoked and
was made on unarmed men.
He sends more men to scene of trouble. Soldiers at Douglas get
orders to move and machine guns are ordered to Calexico.
London German high officials are seriously concerned over the
evident determination of the United States not to accept Germany's
denial of responsibility in the sinking of the Sussex.
A despatch from The Hague today which throws light on the
state of Teuton sentiment is to that effect. The despatch says thai
the German foreign office is perturbed on account of the dissatisfac
tion in the United States over the status of the Sussex controversy.
Germans Hear Of Fighting
Berlin The German war office today says that successive waves
ot trench intantry assaulted the German positions at Dead Man s
Hill in the Verdun district. Report sas that the charges wtre brok
en down by German fire, with heavy losses on the attacking side
French who succeeded in reaching the German trenches were killed
in hand to hand fighting.
No mention of this battle is made in the French official commu
nique today. j
Italians And Austrians
London Back and forth battling is taking place today on the
Isonzo front between the Austrians and Italian forces. Repeated at
tacks made (or the past tew days, Austrians captured a position ntar
Fighting Around Verdun
Paris There have been brisk artillery exchanges between French
and German positions in the Verdun sector today, but the Germans
did not attempt any infantry charge!.
Yuan Comes Up Smiling
Peking President Yuan is confident peace is near and he will
remain in power. 1 he astute president says even the lebel tactions
want him to remain after harmony is restored. He denies that the
provinces have revolted.
More Trouble At Parral
Washington The second fight at Parral is reported but not cer
tain. General Funston has not heard from General Pershing for three
days. Anxiefy is keen for Major Thompkins, who is in a hostile dis
trict with a small force.
Wife Wants Divorce
Honolulu Mrs. Bartlett, wife of the former manager of the Ho
nolulu brewery, has entered suit against her refugee husband for
divorce, She states in her complaint that she does not know the
whereabouts ot her husband.
Saturday, April 1 5
Honolulu The threatened move of Japanese laborers for higher
wages in the cane fields is creating some uneasiness. Planters will
consider better system of arriving at fair wages than one used if it be
General Wisser is given leave of absence from the Islands and
will retire from active service in June. His successor not vet known.
From All Battle Fronts
London Russians hurl new columns at the Turks. The Grand
Duke beats back assaults south of Krzerum and drives the Ottoman
armies in retreat before Cossack cavalry. It is thought that the Czar
is gathering vast forces for another attack.
German thrusts in Lake region were repulsed and positions on the
Stripa river captured.
Italians Also Successful
Italians also report successes in Lodria Alta.
Despatches from Norway and Sweden say that the Germans are
bus laying mines.
On The West Front
Paris reports Teutons lively near the Meuse, particularly with
Yuan In Grave Straits
Tokio Shanghai secedes from the Yuan government. Yuan
faints when told the news and seeks protection from the British. He
is making plans to escape to Japan, while southern provinces form a
Late night fighting took place between government troops and
revolutionists at Canton, Thirty casualitfes occurred.
Troops Reach Amoy
Anoy Four gunboats and two transports arrived here today.
The froops are being sent into the interior.
Russian Business Increases
Petrograd The wealth of Russia grows despite the war. Tre
mendous financial impetus gained as the result of the abolition of
liquor from the country. Savings bank balances make big increase.
Diplomatic Break Certain
Washington President Wilson plans to give Geruuny the oppor
tunity to avoid an open rupture on account of the sacrifice of Ameri
can lives on the Sussex. No ultimatum will be contained in the note
to be submitted on the subject, but Congress will be advised that a
diplomatic break with Germany is certain.
Cabinet officials refuse cither to confirm or deny this widespread
Mexico Limits Expedition
City of Mexico Mexico limits the strength of the punitive force
of the United States to one thousand men, infantry and artillery being
barred, The Parral affair is given as the reason.
To Make Nitrates
Washington It was decided yesterday in the Senate to.adont the
Chamberlain bill regarding nitrates. Plans are to be made to build
hydronitrate plants to be used in the manufacture of war munitions.
Panama Canal Reopened '
The Panama canal will be thrown open to business today after
having been closed for nearly six months.
The Trouble At Parral
Unconfirmed reports of the trouble at Parral sav that Mexican
citizens sniped American soldiers from windows with fatal results.
Surviving cavalry men are driven from the city.
Pershing continues south in chase after Villa and when last re
ported the main body of the expedition was near Satevoi.
Despatches from El Prso state that army officers are mystified
with the various contradictory reports of the trouble at Parral.
Friday Afternoon .
Washington United States is to demand that Germany make
good on her assurances. A note based on evidence in the Sussex and
other cases is to be sent to Berlin in 48 hours.
Reason for delay in despatch of this missive is that affidavits have
just arrived at New Yotk from Europe. These are considered an
essential part of the evidence that merchant vessels were unlawfully
sunk; and State Department advisors believe that the case would be
incomplete without them. No time limit is attached and nothing in
the nature of an ultimatum is contemplated.
U. S. Attorney Guilty Contempt
House Judiciary Committee today reported that United States
Attorney Marshall, of New York, is guilty of contempt in declining
to make public certain information connected with the prosecution of
Congressman Buchanan and others on the charge of being connected
with labors of national peace council organization.
Amended sugar bill goes to the conference committee, the Senate
naming as its conferees. Chairman Kitchin, of the wah and means
committee, and Congressman J. W. Fordney, of Michigan, Republi
can, Meetings are to be set for an early date. Hard fight is expected,
each side wishing to get its foremost bill through.
Seven Provinces Declare Independence
Shanghai Kiang-Se has joined sides against Yuan. The seventh
province has now declared its independence and two others may fol
Mexican Situation Unchanged
Washington After the cabinet meeting today Secretary of War
Baker said that the Mexican situation is un hanged. In the war de
partment anxietv is felt for the whereabouts of Major Frank Thomp
kins, of the 13 Cavalry, who with a small force is operating in a dis
trict teeming with anti-American guerillas and hostile citizens.
Headquarters U. S. Expedition Forty mounted men believed to
be Villistas attacked a U. S. automobile supply train on Tuesday
night. One Villista was killed. The fight took place in the rear oif-
Gen. Pershing's force where an escort was guardinc the moving
Honolulu Governor will be made a warm issue in Bourbon
fight. McCandless wing members concentrate attacks on Mr. Pink
ham. Primary election to decide it tomorrow. Both sides predict
victory for their slates for various party offices.
Friday, April 14
Honolulu The torpedoing of the Sussex has a local angle. W.
A. Beers, living in Honolulu, received word that his mother and
father were on board at the time and were saved.
Laborers Becoming Restless
Japanese papers here are reviving the question of higher waoes
Oriental plantation hands are urged to demand more money from the
planters, the chief ground being that the Americanization of the Is
lands has made the cost of living greater. The editois claim that the
larger sugar profits due tt the war should mean better pay.
Shoes May Now Go Up
Dealers in Honolulu are expecting another advance in shoe prices,
Tanneries run short of leather, making plain shoes high, and scarcity
of dyes since the war makes that part expensive.
Sussex Crisis Serious
Washington The case of the Sussex develops a serious crisis.
The leply to the note from Berlin disclaiming all responsibility for
crippling the Sussex is a sharp one. Washington demands quick re
paration, and insists that Germany must admit vessel was destroyed
by raider. Evidence that a torpedo caused the death of Americans
leads the American government to insist noon rediess from Berlin.
The evidence given on this point by American passengers is con
clusive. The President has called a special session of the Cabinet for this
morning to finally consider the matter, and will put the quest up to
the people. He will ask them if they are willing to go the limit if
the last great sacrifice is asked of them, and if they arc likewise will
ing to withdraw when the service to humanity is completed.
The Mexican Situation
The chase of Villa is dwarfed by the demands of Carranza. The
request by the de facto president that American troops be withdrawn
from Mexico is believed to carry some veiled threat. Throughout the
invaded district the Mexicans seem to be harboring trouble.
Tokio The Russo-Japanese treaty alarms all north China. Re
ports that Japan has been given control in the Far East stirs up the
Russo-Jap Treaty Alarms
Tokio believes that Yuan is near the end of his rope as an official
The idea ot intervention is scouted by well informed people in Tokio'.
Storm Stops The Battle
London Rain halts the fighting on the Verdun front, even the
artillery opposing forces being hampered by the heavy gales. Infan
try is also doing little.
Want A Bigger Navy
Washington Senators Borah and Stone are urging a bigger U.
S. navy. Thcv would build up fleets at the expense of the army.
They advocate tne creation oi a reasonable standing army, but urge
the immediate construction ol a big navy.
Britian Pays The Bill
London Britain has agreed to pay American
seized in detained vessels some months ago.
packers for meats
Portuguese Revolt Reported
Berlin It is reported here that several Portuguese provinces
have revolted against the republican government.
Revolutionists At Shanghai
Tokio The revolutionists bombarded and captured the citadel of