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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, ,1917
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Honolulu The Legislation caucus decides that prohibition and
liquor legislation will be among the first subjects to betaken up at the
present session. The House members have decided on Hopi for assis
tant clerk; Cooke for chairman of the finance committee; Mnrques for
education; De Silva for military affairs; Andrews for judiciary; Jarrelt
The Senate Republicans caucus at 5 this afternoon, The forecast
is that Chillingworth will be made president and Soares clerk, with
George Desha sergeant-at-arms. Committee heads will likely be Shingle
of finance. Castle judiciary, Quinn accounts and Baldwin lauds. Oth
ers are unsettled,
The local Knights Templars erected the visiting Templars at the
dock this morning. There will be a luau tonight. The Carnival is
in full swing.
Zeppelin Campaign Alleged Failure
Geneva A staff of newspaper men sav that the German Zeppelin
campaign has been found to be a failure, and the cessation of attacks
are due to the deliberate determination of Germany to abandon the
campaign, which is found to be unprofitable. Others declare that the
campaign has not been abandoned and that it has been 'of great ser
vice. Canal Information Stopped
Panama The authorities have stoppad information concerning
shipping through the Panama canal.
Britain's New Loan
London Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, announces that
the new money subscriptions amount to at least seven hundred million
pounds, exclusive of the contributions of the banks. Three bundled
thousand applications came in on the last day.
Charges Against Allies
Berlin Norddeutsche Allgemeine publishes photographic evi
dence ot a Belgian-English pact regarding the landing of the British
troops and their transportation over Belgian railroads, the evidence
showing that the Entente powers had detailed for mobilization against
Germany as early as 1906.
Steamers Through War Zoue
New York Five steamers have arrived safeiy through the sub
Fight With Submarine
New York There was a forty-five minute battle between a Ger
man U boat and the Frenchman Guymi January 22, which ended in
victory for the Frenchman, the latter arriving here today. The French
man says that while the U boat attempted to stop her their gunners
hit the diver squarely and she was seen to collapse.
The U..S. and Mexico
Washington Secretary Lansing has sent a note to Carranza in
regard to the latter's proposal that an embargo be placed on American
shipments of munitions to Europe that America has no comments to
The first duty of Consnl Fletcher will be to protect American
nines in Mexico.
Natioual Guardsmen Returning
San Antonio Fifty thousand National Guardsmen are being mov
ed homeward. They are in two sections and it is estimated that it
will take two weeks to move each section
The Cuban Revolutiou
Havana Jatebanico, Camaguey Province, has been occupied by
government troops. Four hundred prisoners were taken in a battle
at Sanatus Spiritus on Saturday. The goyernment is considering an
The Submarine Harvest
London Eleven sailors are missing from the British steamer Ro
mesdalen, Two Britishers, a Norwegian and a Spaniard have been
Monday, February 19
Honolulu The Republicans have decided upon II. L. Holstein
to succeed himself as speaker of the House.
Harrv Irwin says that his friends are urging him to try for
The British Gain Ground
New York The British are now two and three-quarter miles of
Bapaume. Yesterday the Germans attempted to drive the British out
of uewlv won territory but melted away under terrific artillery fire.
Five positions were consolidated, and in such way as to make German
occupation of Bapaume impossible.
, Wilson May Make War Move
Washington It was reported here yesterday that President Wil
son may go before Cougiess prior to March 1 and ask authority to de
clare war on the Teutons.
Three British vessels were sunk yesterday, one wtthout warning,
Nine members of the crew are missing.
Estimated German Losses
London It is estimated that the German losses have been over
four millions, of which 988.329 are dead.
Work Of One Submarine
Berlin One submarine claims to have sunk 51,800 tons of ship
ping in one day, consisting of one auxiliary cruiser of 20,000 tons,
two transports of 13,600 tons each and one transport of 4600 tons.
Cawboys Are Now Started
El Paso -The cowboys of the plains are organizing a punitive ex
pedition to avenge the murder of their comrades by Mexicans, it is
understood. They are rallying from all points.
United States Minister Fletcher reached Mexico City yesterday.
Germany Aud China
Tokio The German minister and his staff are preparing to leave
1'ekiilg, altliougn diplomatic relations have not yet been severed.
Brazil's Note To Germany
Paris Brazil's note warns Germany that she will beheld account
able for any damage done to Brazilian ships by submarines.
Sunday, February 18
Berne, Switzerland Pleasant A. Stovall. the American minister.
has been officially notified by the Swiss ambassador at Berlin that the
American consuls are being detained at the German border on account
of their inability to secure passports, lhey will be released Monday
aud will begin arriving at Berne on Tuesday.
A largo number of Americans desiring to leave Germany are also
detained on account of the lack of passports, only a few having been
permitted to cross the border out of Germanv. Whether the ptrmis
sion on Monday for the consuls to leave will include civilians is as yet
unknown. The Associated Press correspondent interviewed a mini
bcr ot Americans in Germany and the general opinion among them
was that the severance of relations was the only course left. The
opinion is held that Gernriny will stand solidly behind her submarine
policy, despite the protest of the United Stales. There appears no
danger of internal disturbances on account of the submatine or the
American questions. There is, however, a passionate desire on the
part of German people to get the war over and get the men back from
the fronts. The peace party expresses an open desire for nothing
beyond an honorable peace.
It is an open secret throughout Germany that Austria is bitterly
jealous ot Germanv. The power of German arms alone has kept the
dual arrangement from collapsing.
Betlin claims that attacks in Alsace have been repulsed.
French raids have resulted in damage.
There is renewed battling between the Russians and Germans in
Railroads Offer Services
Washington The railroads of the United States have informed
President Wilson that in case of war they are voluntarily at the service
of the government.
Submarine Warfare Diminishing
New York The efforts of German submarine warfare are dimin
ishing. Earl Derby Talks
London In a speech last night at Bolton Earl Derby said there
were three essentials to England's victory in the war money, muni
tions and men. Money and munitions were being supplied in ade
quate quantities. The country mav be long continued in the stiuggle
and the people may prepare to feel privation before complete victory
Rumors About Villa
El Paso The fact that Villa has not been with his forces for
three weeks leads to rumors, one to the effect that he had proceeded
to Mazatlan and from there to Japan, the latter being vouched for by
a cattleman named Crawford. Salzar makes threats against Ameri
cans and savs he will soon proceed to make attack on Americans fiom
Juarez. There will soon be a gathering of bandits along thebordei.H
The Anyo Maru In Trouble
Tokio The Anyo Maru wirelesses fot assistance, saying she is
out of ooal. The company will send a steamer to the rescue. She
left Honolulu January 30, and should now be close to Japan.
Pan-Pacific Fair Open
Honolulu The Pan-Pacific pavilion was opened last night. The
"Peace Arch" was unveiled. Former Judge Dole spoke. There was
a luau for 500. Mayor Lane turned on the lights,
Switzerland And Consuls
Washington The Swiss minister called on Secretary Lansing to
say that every facility will be afforded the departure of former Ameii-
can consuls in Germany and that no alarm need be felt.
Saturday February 1 7
Sugar sold at 5.27 yesteiday in San Francisco.
Honolulu In the big tennis matches here Church beats Griffin
and Johnston beats Throckmorton, eight ten six two six one.
A bill is to be offered in the Legislature regulating fish markets,
headed by a Territorial director of fish markets.
Captures of German Boats
Baltimore Win. Palmer, chief engineer of the Mongolio, which
arrived here yesterday, is authority for the statement that the German
submarine Deutschland was captured and that her captain and crew
are prisoners in a British camp.
It is said that since the beginning of the war British patrollcrs
have captured over 400 German submarines. At Plymouth naval
dock 186 U-boats are tied up and there are 200 more at other British
Freighter Fights Submarine
New York The freighter Honduras is reported as fighting off a
German submarine near Brest lightship. It is believed that the sub
marine was hit and sunk. A shell from her injured the freighter
British Subscribe big money
London The British people have subscribed a thousand million
pounds for war expenses next year, double what was asked for by
British Danger Zone
' Washington British Ainbass-ador Sir Spring Rice has notified
the State Department that Great Britain has established a danger zone
in all waters oil Holland, Denmark and German ports, these waters
having been bombed and mined. The idea is apparently to prevent
the egress of the German fleet from the Kiel canal and North Sea base.
The proscribed zone starts 20 miles east '.of Flamborough Head and
spreads fanshape toward Jutland and Terschalling Bank, lying off the
Manila Consul Leaves
Manila German consul sails in the transport Thomas for Peking.
The Price of Paper
New York It is understood that the manufacturers of news print
papers will consider the commission's proposal to determine a fair and
reasonable price for paper on consideration that Federal action look
ing to a conviction for restraint of trade be dropped. It is generally
believed that the commission's plan will be adopted, whereby there
will be a saving of thirty millions of dollors annually to publishers
and will avert ruin which now threatens small newspapers.
Taft Supports Wilson
Indianapolis In a speech before a joint session of the Indiana
Legislature former president Taft urged that the nation stand by Pres
ident Wilson in his present diplomatic difficulties. "War is horrible,"
he said "but there are other things more loathsome," He urged one
year of military work for every American between the ages of nineteen
and twenty four.
Honolulu New York wireless says sugar market firm. No Cuba's
The political situation in Cuba is apparently more serious.
The Harbor Board approves the loan fund budget, giving Hono
lulu 889,450. Hawaii $450,000, Maui $225,000, Hilo wharf $350,000
and dredging $100,000. Lahaina, wharf is given $225,000.
Waialuo Sugar Co. discusses taking up a half million of bonds
Mav 1 with a stock dividend. Two thirds of stock was not represent
ed and adjournment was taken to March 3.
Former Honolulan Suicides
San Francisco At San Jose Otto Schmidt, formerly of Honolulu
and owner of Hawaii plantation stock, committed suicide by shooting
himself with a revolver.
A New Searching Arrangement
New York Bv the permission of the British admiralty neutral
vessels sailing from the United States to Europe mav undergo ex
amination at Halifax instead of at Kirkwall or Falmouth, This rule
brought immediate relief to the congested cargo situation.
British Yessels Sunk
London The British steamer Longscer, sailing vessel Percy Roy
and British trawler Greenland have been sunk. The crews landed
Every endeavor is being made by leaders of all classes and officials
to bring new war loan subscriptions to a record height. The indica
tions are that 506,000,000 pounds will be needed to ensure the govern
ment a clean slate, entering in the new year on April 1.
German papers tell of a loan to Turkey of 42,500,000 Turkish
pounds. The total advances to Turkey since the war began have
beeii( 79,000.000 pounds.
"Turkey fights to the last to retain Constantinople," declares
Taalaat Bey Nea, the Grand Vizier.
A Break With Austria
According to a telegram to the Berliner Tageblatt American Am
bassador Penfield, at Vienna, has broker, off diplomatic relations with
Americans Leaving For Home
Berne, Switzerland The last contingent of American officials here
have departed by way of Paris and Spain tor home. The failure of
other consuls to arrive starts the rumor that they arc being detained
Food Shortage In Sweden
Stockholm Facing a food shortage the Swedish government has
nude stringent regulations in regard to orders for supplies.
Germans Capture Trenches
Berlin The Germans have captured ground a half mile deen over
a front of one and a half miles and taken 856 prisoners, in the Cham
No Government Break With Austria
Washington No instructions have been forwarded to Ambassa
dor Penfield to make a diplomatic break with Austria and if such has
been done it has been on his own initiative.
An inquiry has been sent to know if the Yarrowdale sailors have
been released. A demand that they be released is held until an an
swer is received.
Friday, February 16
Honolulu It is reported that the Democrats "may enioin the
Legislature as being improperly constituted on account of the failure
of a reapportionment.
In the big tennis contest yesterday afternoon Win. IT. Johnston
defeated John Strachan.
Americans To Be Liberated
Berlin The Admiralty announces that the 72 American sailors
taken into custoday from the steamer Yarrcwdale will be liberated immediately.
Naval Battle In South Atlantic
Rio dc Janeiro A British cruiser has arrived here and an officer
reported having been in a naval battle off Fernando deNorouho with
three Germon raiders, one believed to have been the German cruiser
Vineta. One of the raiders was seen to sink, but the other two es
caped. The British steamer Amethyst was slightly injured. One
sailor was killed and a few wounded.
Another Singular Story
Copenhagen Warrant Officer Hardy, of the U. S. warshin Scor-
pion, stationed at Constantinople, tells a story of indignities suffered
at the hands of the Germans, He took a train for Germany, wearing
the U..S. Uniform. He was taken from the train three times enroute
aud when he reached Dresden he was thrown into jail where he re
mained three days. Then he was taken to Berlin and rigidly ques
tioned by the secret service. He was finally released.
Strike In Porto Rico
San Juan Two thousand sugar laborers have gone on strike, de
manding eight-hour days and a dollar a day.
Corrupt Politicians Indicted
Indianapolis The U. S. grand jury has returned 166 indictments
for corruption in the last election, both Democrats and Republicans.
Eleven leaders yesterday surrendered to the U. S. marshal.
Vessels Sunk Yesterday
London The British st amer Marguerita and two trawlers were
Reporting of Vessels Stopped
Baltimore Secretary Lansing has ordered the Marine Exchanoe
not to continue reporting vessels passing the Virginia Capes.
More Mexican Uulrages
El Paso Three American cowboys have been murdered, stripped
and mutilated, their bodies being found near Hachita yesterday. Two
others are believed to have been murdered. Villaistas have raided the
Hearst ranch at Babricoru. killed two Americans and completely loot
ed the place.
Kaiser And Submarine Warfare
Amsterdam The Kaiser has addressed an order to the German
navy in which he savs he feel sure that a campaign of ruthless sub
marine warfare will be successful.
Honolulu The Harbor Board will hold a special meeting tonieln
on the items it wishes inserted in the Loan Fund budget to go before
the Legislature, A million is being talked of for Kahului,
Jarret will introduce bills in the Legislature for a detention home
and for prison reforms.
Andrew M. Hamrick, meteorologist oftthe United States weather
bureau, has been advised to establish a weather station on Midway
Judge W. L. Whitney will retain office until the 21st.
Superintendent Kinney reports that the island of Hawaii leade
the group in the matter of school attendance.
Sinking of Yessels
London The British steamer Cilicia has been sunk. Crew
The Ferga was also sunk.
A wireless from Germany announces that Germany concedes
damages to the satisfaction of Peru if investigation shows that thorp
was a breach of neutrality.
Italians Make Inquiries
Rome The press asks if the sinking of the American steamer
Law was an overt act.
The Law Crew Safe
New York F. M. McDonough, oaptain of the American steamer
Law, cables his agents here that the Law was destroyed bv an Aus
trian submarine. The crew are safe, having been landed in Sardinia
Gerard In Paris
Paris American Ambassador Gerard, with his wife and oartv nf
32, have arrived here from Germany. They were met this morning
by Ambassador Sharp,
Congratulations To Ford
Todav the Carnival begins, Alex
ander Runic Ford, the moving
spirit of the Pun-Pacific Club, in
fact himself the Pun-Pacific idea in-
eurnnto has the first event, the Pan
After the success Saturday night
it the opening of the Pun-Pacifio
Pavilion and the chorus of applause
that went up nl sight of the Seven
Scenic Wonder of Hawuiii there cun
no longer be room for doubt in any
body's mind of what the pageant
This is the tiino to give Ford the
credit that is his''duc. Ho gets
nothing else out of the week, and
recognition of his accomplishment
should bo ungrudging and unquali
Unless ono bus worked with Ford,
it is impossible to realize what his
task has been. Without any per
manent organization, without any
paid executive staff, without skilled
labor, without necessary raw mater
ials, he has been business niunairi
superintendent of construction, nnb
licity man, solicitor, and first, lust
and all the time Chief of Motive
Of course no niun can do all these
things at the same time and do
them as they ought to bo done.
Sonic of Ford's pluns huve miscar
ried, support has failed him, prom
ises have been withdrawn, help hns
jbcen denied, hopeful possibilities
huve been rejected for lack of lime,
and unl'orseen impossibilities have
intruded themselves nt the last
moment. Ford himself will Iks the
first to tell you clieej fully that he
hasn't done what ho wanted or
hoped to. Advertiser (Monday.)