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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1916
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Food Speculators Arrested
Berlin The government has caused the arrest of 300 speculators
Industrial Move of French
Paris This city is creating a fund of 18,000.000 francs for the
purpose of helping new industries.
Stock Evchange Man Dead
New York President Lawrence, of the Stock Exchange, died yes
Dillingham Makes A Present
Honolulu 'B. F. Dillingham has given $8,000 for a girl's dormi
tory at the Korean Home.
Special Wireless 1 2:30 p. m. Christmas Day
Berlin Von Mackensen after capturing Tshakecha on the Danube
began an attack on the bridgehead at Malchin in the northwest corner
of the Dobrudja district.
The Russsans and Rumanians ar-j retreating.
All other fronts are quiet.
Swiss Paper Is Pleased
The postoflice department reportstthat the Christmas mail is at least
25 per cent heavier than last year. There is a mail car shortage and
freieht cats.nre beinir called into service to move the tremendous
Secretarv Daniels has refused to compromise in the California oil
lands matter. Lansing says he will welcome, a probe into stock opera
tions. Villa Very Active
,E1 Paso Agents have reported to Washington ruutors that Tor
reon has been rapture, and the captured of Santa Rosalia a week ago.
It is reported that 300 Carranzaistas entrained for Chihuahua City
were captured and executed, there being a colonel in the party. i
German Views Vary
Beilin Press views in regard to the peace outlook-vary, ranging
from enthusiastic welcome to a cynical, quasi ncquiescense.
The French Dislike Proposals
Paris The note and statement of American Secretary Lansing
continue to be tl e sensation of the day. The President's action by no
means meets with general favor. Stephen Pinchon. of the Petit Jour
nal, says that the note makes no distinction between the States which
provoked the war and those upon whom it was forced, and that the
French would be lacking in their duty in not holding the war up as
an "outrage to our honor and dignity."
. Ex-Premier Cleineuceau declares that the moral side of the war
issue has escaped Mr. Wilson's notice. Newspaper headings speak of
the note as a "blunder", " the snare of peace" and "A Wilson mis
take." Steamer Maui Launched
San Francisco The Matsou steamer Maui was launched from the
Union Iron-Works yesterday.
Saturday December 23
Geneva The Jornal de Geuey praises President Wilson's peace
British Victory Over Turks
London Following.up the victory over the Turks in the capture
of El Alish, the British have captured the strong position Maghdahah.
twenty miles southwest of El Alish, taking 1,100 prisoners and con
Pope Approves Wilson's Proposal
Rome The Pope, speaking to Cardinal Gasparri, the Papal secre
tary, said that the note ot President Wilson showed honesty, justice
and far sighted ness.
Mount Lassen Again Erupts
Redding, Cal. Mount Lassen is again heavily in eruption.
Sunday, December 24
The following wireless was received this morning from the secre
tary of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce:
"Assure Kauai people that all their mail arriving this (Sunday)
morning is being handled bythe postoflice and carriers today."
Peace Note Creates Storm
Washington Despatches from the capitals of Europe show that
the attention to the not- of President Wilson dominates all else. While
criticism is caustic in instances, denunciatory indications are outcrop
ping. The Loudon Observer advocates that Lords Bryce, Roseberrv
and Asquith be sent to Washington to discuss possible terms of peace.
It says that the Wilson proposals are impertinent but the Entente is
forced to reply in a manner to vindicate itself at The .Hague.
The Hague Foimor Premier Theodorus Heemskerk says that the
Entente can't afford to ignore the proposals.
Comments in France continue hostile, but the fact that both the
Entente and Teuton sides seem to oppose is taken as a promising
The United States government is keeping close tab on comments,
both official and unofficial, in Europe ancapilals.
On The Battle Lines
New York Heavv cannonading its being kept up by the British
and French along a large section of the western front, and is making
probable heavv infantry attacks along the Somme, in the region of Ar
ras, Haraumont and Chamerett, near Verdun and in the Vosges,
with air raids in force.
In Dobpudja, north of Wallachia, the Germans are reported again
pressing the Russians. Particularly hard fighting at Riinik and Sarrat.
While the Russians have been compelled to retire at Rakovitthschi.
On the water the Germans have sunk two Danish and British ves
sels The sea loss since the outbreak of the war is figuied at 435
May Be A Compromise
Cleveland Confeiences will probablv solve the eight-hour ques
tion. Representatives of four brotherhoods are talking the matter
ovor with railway presidents
Honolulu The Governor pardons Rufus A, Lvman and restores
his civil rights. Prisoners sentenced for life have been commuted as
follows: Iochi, 20 years: Kamaka, 20 vears; Kaleikini, 25 years; Arie
mpn, 25vears; Kaluna.j25 years. Eight others were paroled.
The Honolulu Iron Works has secured the contract for a 350 ton
mill in the Philippines, name of company not stated.
The Madeira Gold Miuning Co. is being formed here, the Islands
to take 650,000 and the niainlard 350,000 shares at SI par. The shares
are being sold at 25 cents, and $-100,090 worth have already been taken.
On account of advanced age Queen Liliuokalani announces that
she will not receive callers at Christmas.
Murata Tokobeye was given twenty vears for the murder of his
Forty penal summons have been issued against coi ..orations fail
ing to file their exhibits in 1915.
The Gieat Northern will take 200 passengers.
Twenty boys have been paroled from the Reformatory School.
The Eight-Hour Day
New York Eight-hour day with straight pro rata time for over
time has been granted the Switchmen's Union by the Federal Arbitra
tion Board. It gives an increase of five cents an hour to foremen help
ers who had asked ten. Thirteen eastern railroads are alTected.
Charles Foster Pcabody, Paul Kelloj-X' and Emilv Greene Bnlch
have started for Washington to present a letter from Butrand Russel.
the British Pliilospher, making an appeal that the war be ended. They
represent the American Neutral Conference which has proposed de
monstrations for peace in various American cities. The letter of Mr.
Russel is said to have been smuggled from England.
Not Serving Allies
Washington The British official answer in the case of the Arabia
asserts that she was not in the service of the Allies.
Loudon The British steamer Lamport, Liverpool to New
is over due and may be lost.
Another Teuton diver, the U 46, has been sunk in the Bay of Bis
cay, Berlin admits that she was sunk bv. Entente ships.
Congress Takes A Recess
Washington Congress a'djourned vcsterda to meet again on Jan
uary 2. The new immigration bill was passed but will hatfe to go to
conference 011 account of amendments, The bill carries' the literacy
test. The bill of Representative Humphries for flood control on the
lower Mississippi and in the Sacramento valley was favorably report
ed. It carries an appropriation of $50,000,000
Koreans Dynamite Railroad
Tokio Korean bandits Lave blown up a section of the eastern
On The East Battle Front
New York The Russian staff announces that hundreds of Bul
garians hrve been dtiven into Lake Obolata. many drowned and 115
taken as prisoners Reports, howevei, seem to cojiflict as to results
on the east front. "German assaults have been beaten back," savs
Petrograd, while Berlin claims that the Russian first line was broken
northwest of Zalostze.
Wilsons Peace Note Puzzles
The note of President Wilson continues io puzzle European offi
cials, while the preis seems to be trying to discover some hidden mo
tive behind it. The L' Intransigeant, of Paris, says that the note of
Wilson is a diplomatic stroke which clearly indicates that America
will soon be in the war on the side of the Allies.
Bopp And Canada
San Francisco German Consul Bopp yesterday admitted having
sent secret agents into Canada to spy out the movement of Canadian
Honolulu Miyakc, a prominent Japanese merchant here for 24
vears, cut his throat this morning, Charge of immorality had been pre
ferred against him and he was threatened with deportation.
Former President Roosevelt has written to Alexander Hume Ford
that he will not be able to visit Honolulu until a year from now, but
will gladly accept the invitation for that time.
On account of impaired health, Chas, R. Forbes will likely resign
from the Utilities Commission when the digest of the Inter-Island
case is completed.
Stockholders of the Zncualpa Hidalgo Coffee Company, largely
owned in the Hawaiian Islands, have been advised of the suicide of
Jose Revuelto, mortgagee, which will delay the settlement of the af
fairs of the company.
Local advices state that a number of insurance men are coming to
the Islands on the" Great Northern in Februarv.
The steamer James Makee had her trial trip., this morning. She
will probablv ply between Honolulu and the lee side of Hawaii.
Germany Will Give Details
London A despatch from Ihe Hague stales that if the Entente
powers will leave the door' open for negotiations, Germany will forth
with make public her chief terms for peace.
The British have captured El Drish, 90
Recess Of Parliament
Parliament was prorogued without any
miles east of the Suez
information being given
as to action on tlie note ot president wnson in relation to tlic peace
proposals of Germany. King Ceorge. in his speech, did not mention
either the German proposals or the note of Mr. Wilson. He, however,
expressed confidence in victory and said "We will prosecute the war
until we have vindicated our rights so ruthlessly violated."
In its comments the London Globe comments, respecting Mr.
Wilson's proposals of peace, What s the matter with him? We
sincerely hope Mr. Wilson is not unwell." The Evening News calls
the appeal ot Mr. Wilson a l.nristmas bombshell which should be
treated with srnipaihetic respect"' Bonar Law says the question
raised can only be dealt with through communications between the
Allies, lie cannot now make a statement.
The British steamer Stonus has been sunk.
The German U-45 has been sunk by destroyers, presumably in the
Washington News Budget
Washington There is a growing feeling that America will be
come a sort of "clearing house." for the views of diplomats who are
watching to see if other neutrals, will folllow the Americann lead.
A deficiency appropriation bill calling for $28,000,000, on account
of the campaign on the Mexico border, has been referred to the House
Bopp Makes Disclosures
ban t'lancisco - uennau Lonstil Jiopp testilieu that lus mail was
tapped, telegrams watched and a mechanical detector was installed in
the consulate by his enemies. He admitted that he had a ..war fund
Villaislas Again Active
El Paso It is rumored that Villaistas are attacking Torreon.
Peace Demonstrations Planned
New York Monster peace demonstrations are planned to tak
lace in Chicago, Denver, New York and San Iuanciseo on New
ear's Eve, under American Neutral Conference auspices.
Friday December 22
Honolulu The deputy attorney-general holds that the Utilities
Commission has jurisdiction jointly with the Inter-State Commeice
Commission over the Hawaii railway.
The papers in the Makee Sugar Company's railway case have
been turned over by the Utilities Commission to the Governor at the
Committee has examined the work of Superintendent Forbes on
the waterfront to see tint it is secure.
Superintendent Forbes will shortly take a mainland tour. Date
not mentioned, '
Wilson Astonishes Englishmen
London A majority of the press appears astonished at President
Wilson's latest move.
Referring to the present situation Bonar Law says: "We are fight
ing now that later we and our children may be assured of secure peace.
The Allied nations will decline to stop the war until the German na
tion is punished for the crimes of its leaders. Germany must be taught
the frightfulness of her acts. She cannot be made to pay nt this"stage
of the world's advancement."
An Exchange Telegraph London despatch says it is 'understood
that the Kaiser will soon call Gerard in consultation to discuss the ad
visability of America formally offering to mediate between the war
rying countries of Europe,
New One Sprung on Spring
San Francisco John Spring, Berkeley millionaire, is being sued
by Miss Minnie Coggins, daughter of Mrs. Mary Moore who was kill
ed by Spring's daughter in a road accident at Honolulu about a year
ago. Miss Coggins would like to have $50,000.
To Rebuild French Village
Vilraniont, France American Ambassador Sharp today laid the
cornerstone for the first building in this village, destrovtd utterly by
the guns of the invaders early in the war. The funds for rebuilding
the town were raised bv Mrs. Win, H. Crocker, wife of the president
of the Crocker National Bank, San Francisco.
For Universal Training
Washington A universal training bill will be ready in Tantiarv.
General Scott said if we rely on regulars for protection we must tre
mendously increase the army.
Would Lower Panama Tolls
New York Schwab advocates lower tolls to American ships pass
ing through the Panama canal, otherwise after the war is over the
country will be at a tremendous disadvantage.
Raise Money For Jews
A mass meeting of Jews was held here last night to raise ten mil
lions of dollars for the relief of Jews in Europe. Jacoff Schiff and T.
Rosenwald each gave $100,000.
To Pardon Irish Rebels,
London It is announced that at the close of the war the eovern-
ment will release the Irish rebels now in prison.
At The Battle Fronts
New York The Teutons have been repulsed in the Dobrudia dis
trict and the Slavs are pursuing them.
There is heavy artillery fighting on the west front.
Thursday, 2 p. m.
Honolulu John F. Haley, internal revenue collector, is beine
sued bv his wife for $175 a month for maintenance. She charges ex
treme cruelty but does not wish a divorce. It is also claimed -that
hubby" shows a preference for a Hawaiian woman,
Washington The bill providing for national prohibition has been
reported upon favorably by the Senate committe, 13 to 3. It has been
considerably amended, however, since it came from the House.
The danger of America being drawn into the war as a result of its
increasingly critical position on account of being a neutral is the mov
ing consideration in notes by the President. Lansing has issued a
statement to the effect that American rights are being more and more
involved, drawing nearer the verge of war, America is entitled to
know just what the beliggerents seek so may regulat future conduct.
Lansing said the situation indicates our being forced into war and
should serve as a restraining force for safeguarding American rights,
and may also bring an early conclusion of the war. Note not regard
ed as a peace move.
Peace Note Received
London The German peace note from America has been received.
but no statement will be given out pending consideration.
Mocks Drop In New York
New York This has been the most memorable market dav since
the war began. Stocks dropped from 5 to 15 points. Sales estimated
at $2,700,000. .
Thursday, 4 p. m.
Honolulu The flow of water through Waiahole tunnel onto Oahu
plantation exceeds all expectations, reaching 30,000,000 gallons. Sup
ply is ample.
C. J. Wilmarth will arrive on the next Motsonia to assume the
management of the Pleasanton Hotel.
Lansing Talks Some More
Washington In a supplementary statement this afternoon Secre
tary Lansing said that his previous remarks did not constitute a threat
against any government. The policy of America in regard to the
beliggerents remains unchanged.
Ratifies Sale Of Islands
Copenhagen By a vote of 40 to 19 the Danish upper house has
ratified the sale of the" Danish West Indies to the United States for
Mexicans Fighting Again
EI Paso A battle between Carranzaistas and Villaistas is in pro
gress at Escalon, north of Torreon.
Ford To The Rescue
Detroit The big Ford auto plant will close for a week to relieve
the railroad congestion in order that food supplies may be handled
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