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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1917
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Many Filipinos apply for service in the navv. A hundred appli
cants are accepted, some being Portuguese and some Hawaiians will
likely be taken in.
German Crews Released
Instructions have been received from Washington to release the
crews of the damaged German ships, the charges against them for
destruction of interned property having been dropped.
British Yesscls Sunk
London The British vessels Voltaiie, Olivia and Netherbee have
Fire In Minneapolis
Minneapolis Fire destroyed the Kenwood hotel at midnight.
Thirteen are missing and eleven others are unaccounted for. .Many
are thought to have been buried in the ruins. One woman believed
dead leaped from a third story window, in a crazed condition.
Duke of Connaught Honored
London Duke of Connaught has been appointed inspector-gener
al of the British overseas forces.
Gerard Has Been Released
Washington Germany has released Gerard.
Sailors taken on the Yarrowdale are detained.
Wants Information About Crews
Berlin Dr. Zimmerman today informed the Associated Press that
the coveinment had requested information as to tlie status of ,thc
crews of German vessels interned in American ports, The inquiry is
mnde through the Swiss government.
Seven American sailors are being held.
Fighting In The West
London The Evening News publishes a despatch via Rottendam
from Berlin which states that the British made six attacks on German
trenches at Ancre but were repulsed after bloody hand to hand
Carranza To The Rescue
Washington President Carranza of Mexico, has addressed a note
to the United States, Argentine, Brazil, Chile and other neutrals ask
ing that all join in an agreement to prohibit the export of foodstuffs
and munitions of war to the belligerents.
An executive order excludes spies and other undesirable from the
The United States has replied to the proposal of Germany to dis
cuss the submarine question, declining to enter into negotiations un
der present circumstances.
Many Machines Brought Down
Berlin From the beginning of the war to January 31, German
aircraft and guns destroyed 1002 hostile machines, valued at 50,000,
000 marks, accordina to the Overseas Agency.
Matters In London
London The government has agreed on certain days for discuss
ing Irish questions in the House of Commons.
Great Britain, with gratitude, thanks Ameiican Ambassador Ger
ard for his work on behalf of war prisoners in Germany.
To Arm Liners
Washington The International Marine has formally applied to
the navy departmeut for guns and gunners with which to arm their
liners, being unable to get them elsewhere. The department is believ
ed to be in favor of granting the request.
Monday, February 12
II. P. Wood, formerly secretary of the Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee, died yesterday of pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks.
The funeral will be held this afternoon.
British Make Gains
New York The British have advanced north of Beaumont Hamel
and netted a gain of more than three-quarters of a mile at Petit Milan
court and Pys. A series of German trenches, hundreds of prisoners
and much munitions were taken. The Germans counter attacked at
Sailly-Saillesal but were beaten back.
News Service Discontinued
Shanghai It is announced here that the Overseas News Service
which has been maintained by the German government at New York
at a cost of $0,000 a month, will be discontinued.
Position Of Japan
Tokio The new premier in outlininc his policy says he will en
doavoi to reinoye all causes for friction with other nations, especially
China. The grave world crisis, he says, demands national unity.
A Duke Crosses Over
London The Duke of Norfolk is dead, He leaves an heir eight
May Be New Proposal
Washington Unofficial advices are to the effect that the Kaiser
has cailed a conference of high officials and it is believed with the pur
pose of modifying terms in regard to peace.
London It is reported that one British and one neutral sub
marine have been sunk.
Gerard In Switzerland
Zurich Ambassador Gerard reached here last night, bringing his
entire staff with him.
Attempted To Coerce Gerard
Copenhagen Information arriving here points to attempts to
coerce American Ambassador Gerard at Berlin to make him ratifv a
new treatv which would make it possible for interned German vessels
to leave American ports for other neutral harbors. Gerard refused.
Germany backed down when the news came that America was making
active preparations for war, and that Ambassador von Bernstorff was
leaving for home.
Sunday, February I I
London A British steamer in which it is thought 25 Americans
mule handlers were lost vesterday, is known to have been sunk. That
another steamer with Americans aboard was sunk six days ago be
came known tcday.
Yesterday's toll of submarined vessels totalled 22,271 tons, five of
the vessels being Norwegian.
The lirltish steamer Newport, which was sunk, carried 25 Ameri
can muleteers. Whether she was sunk belore or after leaving a liri
tish port is not stated. If after, it is probable that the Americans
were not on board, as the practice has been to send muleteers home uv
Compilation of Lloyd's shows that for the first ten days of Feb
ruary 89 vessels were sunk, of which 30 per. cent, were of neutrals.
In the same period the number clearing was 1,200.
In the eyes of officials here the submarine campaign of the Ger
mans is unsuccessful, for it is not preventing regular saliings of vessels.
At The Nation's Capital
Washington American officials do not take into consideration
very much the fact that no Americans have thus far been sunk, since
few Americans are in striking distance.
Beyond expressions of opinion the United States will not likely
enter into further parley. The administration marked time yesterday.
Lansing Makes A Speech
Secretary Lansing addressed the Alumni of Amherst last nignt in
which he dealt with the international situation. He declared that the
situation was most grave but as vet not hopeless, He cautioned cool
ness and self-iestraint. The President was meeting difficulties, but
lie was exercising that same patience and forbearance that had charac
terized his conduct in the past, He should be trusted, for he was de
termined to act justly, fearlesslv and honorably.
The President has signed the bill providing for a lepers' home on
American Ambassador Gerard has cabled here that he and partv
have passage engaged to New York on the Alfonso XIII, due to sail
the 25th. from London. It is reported that whatever obstacles were
placed in his way have been removed.
The Hague savs that the Kaiser sent his private secretary to ac
company Mr. Geratd as far as the Swiss border,
Peru To Germany
Lima The Peruvian government has sent a note to Germany to
the effect that she will reserve to hcr?elf full liberty of action and take
steps necessary for the protection of her ships and citizens and for the
protection 'of all other neutrals entitled thereto.
Villa To Strike Hard
Juarez Villa is preparing to strike heavy blows against Carran
za. All foreigners have been formally warned to get out of northern
Mexico and posters have appeared giving uoticeof impending attacks
in that region.
Saturday February 1 0
Honolulu Doubtless Church and Throckmortoa and Hoogs and
Warren will play in the tenuis finals this afternoon. ;
It is reported that Holstein may be opposed by Andrews for
speaker of the House.
British Aiding Their Ships '.
Newport News According to apparently authentic information,
British subjects have been loading munitions, intended for warships
hunting the German raider, on ships inside the Virginia Capes and
have been sending supplies to countless rendesvous along the Atlantic
The Submarine Harvest
Washington The submarine toll vesterday was 10,424 ton?. A
British destroyer of an ancient class was mined and sunk in the Chan
nel Thursday. All but five of crew lost.
The Detaining of Gerard
A statement printed in the Handsblat, of Amsterdam, quotes
German foreign minister von Strumm as saving that he regrets it has
been found necessary to detain American Ambassador Gerard, but was
compelled to do so on account of the measures adopted by the U. S.
government toward German Ambassador von Bernstorff. He declared
that von Bernstorff had been refused the use of the telegraph and had
not been uiven his passports.
These statements aroused indignation among Washington officials,
who have done everything possible for the convenience and comfort
of Ambassador von Bornstorff, The whole yarn conies from a cir
cumstance of a cablegram from Count von Bernstorff which was not
plainlv written and the Ambassador was asked if he would kindly re
Mooney Found Guilty
San Francisco Mooney, the dynamiter, was yesterday adjudged
guilty. His mother, who was in court, had to be carried out, scream
ing prayers fot her sou's life and fighting the bailiffs.
Postal Rates Increased
Washington The postal rates on newspapers and periodicals will
be increased to one and one half cents a pound and next year to two
cents according to the postoffice appropriation bill ordered reported to
the Senate yesterday,.
Liquor Stock Seized
San Francisco The liquor stock of Julius Levin, valued at $300,
000, has been seized by revenue officers for alleged violation of the
Secret German Wireless
Rio Janeiro A secret German radio station has been discovered
in a suburb of this citv. It has been communicating with .interned
Washington The war department has decided to immediately
create a submarine base at Coco Solo, a point near the Atlantic en
trance to the Panama Canal. Secretary Baker has recommended to
that effect and it is expected that Congress will pass the measure with
Hundreds of motor boats have been organized as armed patrols
for the coasts.
Fifteen aeroplane factories have offered their plants to the govern
ment. Thev are capable of turning out 175 air machines a week.
Congressman Galloway will introduce a resolution that questions
of war be referred to a vote of the people, except in cases of insurrec
tion or invasion.
Honolulu C. Bolte, secretary of the German-American Alliance
refuses to give the names of the signers of the resolutions sent to the
President. The Star-Bulletin reports that the Governor has begun an
investigation into Colonel Zeigler's connection with an alleged meet
ing between himself and Dr. Schurinann. Mrl Bolte is unable to ex
plain the difference in the positions of the German-American Alliance
in Honolulu and the same organization on the mainland.
The Board of Health has given Hackfdd & Co. twentv four
hours in which to restore the sanitary condition of the region of the
interned German ships. No visitors are permitted to see the sailors.
Immigration hearings ar about half finished.
In the case of Dawn Moore, the officials of the Great Northern
replv that she is a seeker after undue notoriety and is unsuited to
Henry St. Goar of San Francisco, succeeds A. J. Campbell as
director of Ilonokin.
Germany To Idemnify Norway
Christiana It is learned that Germany will indemnify Norway
for loss of life on ships torpedoed in the Arctic, and also in the case
of two ships torpedoed in the North Sea last fall.
Negro A Britisher
Washington The investications of Consul Frost seems to reveal
the fact that the negro fireman killed on the steamer Torino was not
an American at all, hut was a Britisher, having been born in Alberta,
The Detention Of Gerard
Secretary Lansing authorizes the statement that he would be loath
to believe that Oermanv is intentionally detaining American Ambas
sador Gerard for any cause whatever, and would be much surprised if
any such course were iaken. '
President Wilson will not ask Congress for authority to declare
Is essentially a holiday of martial glory a fitting time
for the celebration by the American people of the
anniversary of the birth of their firA great war chief
and revered first president. As a part of the stirring
and patriotic annual program of the
The holiday is commemorated with its true signif
icance in this Pacific outpost, when with all llio dis
play, and the clash and clatter of (lie accoutrement of
thousands of fighting men of the United States Army
and Navy, marching to the strains of many military
bands, there is hold in Honolulu tlio great yearly
Of the soldiers of the Hawaiian Department, aug
mented by parading sections of the navy, the militia
of Hawaii, and the potential fighting men of the fu
turethe cadets of the senii-niilitary schools.
Facts About the 1917 Carnival Parade
From 5000 to 0000 men will partici
pate in the parade.
There will be detachments from
every military post on Oalm.
In the Him of march there will be
cavalry, infinity and artillery.
Contingent of sailors and marines
from lVarl Harbor will form a
Numerically, it will he the largest m
The 1st Infantry, X. G. II., will be
eonsolidatcd with a regular aimy
regiment to create a second brigade.
The Hawaii militia signal corp and
militia engineers be attached to
'ike detachments of regulars.
Cadets from the Honolulu Military
Academy, l'unah.ju College and the
Kamehanieha School will diversify
( he military display
ilitary parade ever given in tin; Ha-
Other Notable Events for the Holiday
Swimming Meet Long and short distance contents between
Island and Mainland swimmers.
Base Ball 2.r)tli Infantry vs. Portland Beavers. A Carnival op
portunity to see the crack Pacific Coast League team.
Japanese Lantern Parade A river of lire pouring down the
Masked Ball An evening of frolic and dancing.
$6.00 Buys a Season Ticket granting admission to all
events on the six-day Carnival program.
A tweuty-fivo per. cent, reduction on round-trip steamer farns
to Honolulu from all island ports will be made by the Inter
Island S. Nav. Co.
Write to the Hawaiian News Co., Honolulu, for
season or other Carnival ticket j eservations.
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a ruthless warfare.
Nation's Resources Being Mobilized
All the resources of the nation are being mobilized. Navy recruit
ing is being rushed. Orders have been issued to immediatelv recruit
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Japan Protects Her Shipping
Tokio Japan has taken measures to protect her shipping. Steam
ers plying between Japan and Kngland via the Suez Canal have been
armed with 3-inch guns and manned with navy gunners. Many small
cruisers are patrolling in the vicinity of Singapore, Penang and otlier
ports in the Indian Ocean.
Gerard Starts Tomorrow
Berlin American Ambassadoi Gerard and partv will probably de
part tomorrow. Although unsettled, they will probably go via Switz
erland. Bernstorff will sail from Halifax Monday.
The British attacked and gained ground at three points on the
In Januaiy the Germans lost 34 planes to 55 for the Allies.
Albany Willard and Fulton have been matched to fight ten rounds
on March 26.
London A Norwegian steamer has been sunk and the crew taken
aboard the submarine.
Two Norwegians, the Starsborg and Ida, have been sunk the lat
ter being sprayed with shot continuously. The Ilanshinck also sunk