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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1916
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Washington Ambassador Gerard cabled guarded hints from Ber
lin today that Germany was preparing to make concessions to Ameri
ca in th: interest of peace, but he Is uncertain whether Berlin will
yield far enough to satisfy the United States.
Berlin Newspaper Bellicose
Berlin The Zeituiig Mittay, the German midday news, announc
ed today that the German intention i" not to agree to the American
terms. It acknowledges expressions of regret that politicians of the
United States abandoned their neutrality. '
Quiet On West Front
Paris Comparative quiet reigns on the west front, particularly
around the torn trenches and battered earthworks at Verdun.
Hostile Aeroplane Over Dover
London A hostile aeroplane appeared ove: Dover today, causing
soma concern. Bombs were dropped and when anti-aircraft guns
were turned on it and British fliers appeared in the air the hostile
craft disappeared over the channel.
General Villa Seen Again
San Antonio General Villa, slightly wounded, is reported to
have been seen neat the Mexican town of Normorva, enrotite to the
mountains, northwest of Pnrral. General Funston believes that this
information is authentic.
Situation In China
Peking Yuan's future still causes strife in China. The new
premier, Tuan Chi Jui, is willing that Yuan should remain president,
but the assemblymen say no.
Rapid Transit Meeting
Honolulu The Honolulu R. T. &. L. Co. had a meeting this
morning with the Public Utilities Commission, with satisfactory re
sults. The provision for two and one half per cent, of gross receipts
appears to have been satisfactory.
Monday, April 24
' Sugar. 6.15.
Honolulu Scarcity of leather and other shoe-making materials
is causing Honolulu-made shoes to advance to fancy prices,
Troops Remain In Mexico
Washington American troops in Mexico under General Pershing
will stay there.
Secretary Baker, of the war department, makes this definite an
nouncement, and says that a redistribution of the forces will be the
The United States has no intention to withdraw its troops from
Mexico until ae tacto i' resident uarranza demonstrates his ability to
crush Villaista brigandage, and establish law and order. It is believed
that Mexico will realize the sincerity of American intentions.
It is reported that Villa has been seen at Auguchili.
Pablo Lopez, a former Villa lieutenant and slayer of many Ameri
cans, has been arrested by a Carranza commander.
To Care For Babies
Honolulu The result of the recent Baby Week function will
doubtless be a systematic scheme for better safeguarding the health
Berlin Dr. von Bethmann Hollwtg, Imperial Chancellor, re
turned to Berlin yesterday from the front where he has been confer
ring with the Emperor regarding the latest American note. His re
turn is taken to indicate that consideration of the note has been con
Washington Is Anxious
Washington Official Washington is still confessedly anxious over
the submarine situation. Unofficial advices are that Germany has
reached a decision.
Czar Reported Injured
Berlin The Czar is reported to have been injured by an Austrian
Russians Reported Defeated
Constantinople The Moslems claim that the Russsans. ooerat
ing in southern Armenia, have sustained a heavy defeat at the hands
ot the lurks.
Submarines Very Active
London The German submarine campaign was quite active yes
terday, the toll of the day being an Italian steamer, two British
steamers and one trench bark.
Chinese Troops Drown
Shanghai More than 1,000 Chinese troons aboard the Hpin v
were lost at sea Saturday. The boat sunk immediately after collision
with the Hai Yung.
Verdun And Ypres
London The Crown Prince has utilized 60,000 troops at Ver
dun. Heavy floods compel Germans to abandon trenches to British in
New Japanese Steamers
Tokio The T. K. K. plans purchase of two large steamers built
by the Kawasaki Company and will probably put them on the San
Burnett Bill In Japan
Tokio The Japanese government is becoming more optimistic
regarding the Burnett immigration bill. The statement was made
last night that Japanese officials have confidence in the sense of jus
tice for which President Witson is noted.
Protection Of Foreigners
K. Hioki, Minister of Japan to China, and Minister Jordan, re
presenting Great Britain, have held conferences regarding the pro
tection of foreigners in China.
Sunday, April 23
Honolulu A great military city will spring up at Schofield Barracks.
These are the plans of the war department and the government
will rapidly put the same into force. Ihe enlarged garrison will mini
her 20,000 men. One novelty for the present will be the ptcsence of
coast defense troops on the uplands to serve six big guns.
To Withdraw From Mexico
Washington General Scott, chief of staff, after conferring with
General Funston, has decided that American troops should be with
drawn from Mexico. Such is the inference drawn from his early re
turn from Funston headquarters.
American punitive measures have come to a complete standstill.
Ten Died With Free Sugar
The sugar repeal bill has now gone to the President for his signa
ture. When the final vote was taken late yesterday it was found that
ten Democrats held out for free sugar.
Germans Must Leave Portugal
Paris All Germans must leave Portugal. Their property will
be requisitioned and business agreements with them declared of no
Russians Hurry To Front
London As fast as they are landed the Russian regiments which
arrived a few days ago at Marseilles arc being rushed to the battle
front. Germany's Inst hold on East Africa is slipping away.
Ford Joke In Nebraska
Omaha Henry Ford is again leading in the Republican primary.
Pennsylvania Defeats Yale
Philadelphia Penn. University won from Yale yesterday, com
ing in a length and a half ahead over a mile and half course.
Britian Loses 1,000 Officers
London More than a thousand names of British officers were
posted in the list of casualties during March.
Another Dynamiter Arrested
New York Harry Newton, an ex munition worker, was arrested
today for alleged conspiracy to blow up a munitions plant. The
police also say they have affidavits that he was willing to kill J, P.
Morgan for pay.
May Deport Criminals
San Francisco Immigration Commissioner White has made a
ruling which is probably of great importance to Hawaii. It is that
foreign born criminals, convicted of felonies, may be deported from
any part of the United States at any time.
Situation On The Border
Washington Despite the probability of early withdrawal from
Mexico Funston is strengthening his line with additional troops. Re
ports from the City of Mexico say that the financial outlook is most
gloomy. The treasury is practically exhausted and foreign credit is
waning. Carranza currency is subject to sharp discount.
San Antonio Chief of Staff General Scott will depart for
Washington tomorrow. When questioned regarding withdrawal of
troops he said: "We have reached no conclusion."
Peace Hardly Hoped For
Washington No eptimism is felt in regard to Berlin's reply.
Ambassador Gerard's despatches give no hint that the Kaiser will
yield. "Never yield," says the Berlin press. That the United States
must prepare for a definite break with Germany seems to be the pre
valent feeling throughout America. Ambassador Gerard is keeping
in close touch with Lansing, several cables being forwarded each. It
is believed that Germany was surprised at the harshness of the Ameri
can note, and may ask for more time.
Washington Count von Bernstorff, German ambassador to the
United States, counselled his government to yield to the American
t . . e mm i t ,
aemanas on submarine wariare. mis was learneo today and it is
held to be a highlv significant feature of the German crisis.
Von Bernstortf has notitled Kerlin that the U. S. is firm in its
demands as expressed in its recent note and advised that the demands
be complied with and Germany so modifv her submarine warfare as
to safeguard the lives of those aboard merchant vessels.
Some of those in official authority think that the German reply
will arrive about Wednesday.
Final Fling At Sugar Bill
The Kitchin bill repealing the present free sugar clause of the
Simmons-Underwood tariff law entered its final lap this afternoon at
1 o clock. Tins bill passed tne iiouse, went to senate where it was
amended, was returned to House, House stood firm and Senate yield
The debate on the motion to accept tne House measure began at
1 o'clock this afternoon, Senator Hardwick, who gave notice that
he wanted to speak against the House bill, held the floor this
noon in opposition to the Kitchin bill for two hours. He
strongly for free sugar after May 1, 1920.
The vote wilt be taken at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Kaiser Considering That Note
Berlin The Kaiser confers with his war chief, Lokel Anzeiger,
on the American note, which is now in his hands.
Island Sugar By Rail
Honolulu Arrangements have been made as a result of which
all Islands sugar for the balance of the year will be shipped east from
San Francisco by rail. The American-Hawaiian Ste.amship Co.,
which has the contract to move the sugar to the eastern refineries,
has made arrangements to that end.
Saturday, April 22
Washington The Atlantic and Pacific fleets are being rushed in
to perfect condition, thousand of men of all grades being detailed on
v ssels requiring rush repairs. Navy officials explain that the acti
vity is merely a "preparedness" test.
tAwait Scott's Report
The department seems to place special reliance in the report of
General Scott, which will shortly be in hand, in regard to the fate of
Villa and Mexican conditions generally. It is stated that officials
have a great deal of faith in the opinion of the old Indian fighter and
on that opinion may rest the question of whether or not Pershing's
expedition may be withdrawn from the southern republic.
A conference ot commanders has been held at the border. It is
said that the officers of Funston's staff are Dratictlly agreed as to the
futility of longer pursuing the wily bandit leader who may have been
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