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THE GARDEN ISLAND, 1UESDAV. MARCH 27, 1917
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Baker Makes Statement
Washington Secretary Baker lias issued a statement outlining the
policy of the government in regard to Germans in the United States dur
ing the war. He savs that they will be 'treated liberally, if they behave.
Buenos Aires The President of Argentine ha i.-sucd a decree for
bidding the exportation of wheal and Hour until the country's demands
Germans Skip To Mexico
Philadelphia A Brownsville, Texas, despatch sn.vs that two Cer
man ollieers who were interned and given liberty on their honor have
crossed the border into Mexico.
On The West Front
New York The British have captured I.agineouit six miles north
west of Papaume, after heavy fighting. Then1 has been heavy artillery
lighting in the neighborhood of Dixnmde and St const rante, Pelgium.
Many Airships Downed
Five German airships have been downed. Seven British airships
are unaccounted for.
Honolulu Alexander & Baldwin's sugar letter reports sales
for the week of 350,000 bags, including 50,000 from Canadian re
finers. The sales have been mostly of Cubas and Porto Ricos. It is
estimated that tlie world's total production will be below last year,
and the tendency of the market is upward.
Dutch Steamers Yia Panama
The Dutch liner Vondel, which has arrived here via Panama, says
that the ruthlessness of warfare in th Mediterrean compelled the a
bandonmcnt of the Sue, route. The line has eight steamers and will
probably send four to New York and four to Snn Francisco.
Additional Troops Called Out
Washington A total of thirty-two regiments' of the National
Guard supplemented by six battalions and several companies of new
troops have been called out in eighteen western and middle western
Germany's clear violation of treaties of 1779 and 1828, accordinu
to Secretary Lansing's note, transmitted through the Swiss minister
to Germany shows that the United States is seriously considering
whether or not Germany's conduct has in effect abrogated treaties.
First Armed Merchantmen
The St. Louis, fhe first armed American merchantman to sail un
der the new arrangement of self-protection, has arrived safely aboard.
French Continue Advance
Paris The French have continued to advance south of the Oise
and their patrols have leached Folembray.
Russians After The Turks
London The Russians in Persia have pursued the lurks
The Submarine Harvest
Berlin A gross tonnage of 80,000 has been sunk in the past
days, consisting of 25 steamers, 14 sailing ships and 37 trawlers.
Move On Petrograd
Petrograd It is reported that von Hiudeuberg is planning a cam
paign against Petrograd. The report is received without constern: -tion
and on the other hand is evoking a spirit of confidence and loya'
ty in the troops, as to their ability to protect the city.
After discharging four gas waves the Germans attempted to ad
vance near Postavy, but were repulsed.
Vessels Torpedoed Today
Washington The Council of National defense has been called in
sesion. The civilian advisory is ready to meet industrial preparations
The Norwegian steamer Wilfred, with 12 Americans aboard, and
the British steamer Charley, with three Americans aboard, arc re
ported to have been torpedoed. Secretary Lansing is making inquiries
as to whether or not there are any Americans among the 593 passen
cers. on the steamer Moewe, has been sent by the United States
through the Spanish ambassador, at Berlin. Release will be demand
, ed. but it is doubtful that there will be compliance, Wilson is unde
cided what his recommendations to Congress shall be Lansing said
that Coneress will probably be urgetl to authorize a large bond issue
with which to purchase French government bonds.
An appropriation of $200,000 will be made for the employment
of additional secret service detectives.
Monday, March 26
Paris The French have smashed back the Teuton line near Saint
Quintin more than two miles.
Fighting has been terrific at Verdun.
The French have expelled tlie teutons trom tneir Itenclies near
Melancourt and Apremont. Catres and Kissignv le Grande have been
taken from the Germans, who suffered heavily.
Germans In Russia
Petrograd hears that the Germans are massing large bodies of
troops in the northern sector south of Riga. It is believed that a new
offensive in that locality is contemplated.
Preparing For War
Washington President Wilson last night, issued orders mobilizing
fourteen regiments of the xsnuonal Guard in eastern States, some in
northern States and all infantry regiments on the Pacific coast, the
same to be used first in police work in guarding industrial plants,
bridges, etc. Wilson announced that he had signed the order request
ed by Secretary Daniels increasing the number of men in the navv bv
8,700 men, It is planned to put all ships now out of commission in
repair and back in commission at once.
France Files Protest
Paris France has filed formal protests with neutral powers against
German vandalism in their retreat, such as pulling down buildings,
setting fire to villages, outraging women and girls and maltreating
old men and boys. The protest is signed by the Premier.
Sunday March 25
Honolulu The censorship on the wireless system has been re
laxed. The Marconi svstem has been advised that vessels at sea uinv
wireless regarding their positions and probable time of arrival and de
parture in addition. There are six standard codes, including the Rx
celsior and the Fifth Edition.
The Washington Report
Washington-1-Yesterday the President and cabinet conferred, the
ureater nart of the time beintr with bureau chiefs, who submitted their
plans. A3 evolved everything is now in readiness for congressional
approval. A general military budget is planned. The present pre
nnt critics nrotrmtn for contracts for ouarteriuastcrs supplies has been
placed at the limit of the nionev available.
The government and press have entered into a voluntary agree
ment that news of the movements of American troops and shipping
shall not be published. Definite steps have been taken for coast defense.
More Panama Canal Property
Substantial changes lnvc been agreed .on in the Panama Canal
treaty, as a result of which Colombia is to receive S35..000.000 for the
islands or St. Andrew.
Snowstorm In Europe
New York -A snow storm has delayed the retreat of the Germans
as well as the advance of the Allies. The advance has lesulted in
crushing in the rear of the main German army, as evidenced by des
patches from various capita!?. There is still heavy fighting, the
Germans making a desperate effort to hold back their pursuers, and to
cover their withdrawal. Latest reports show that their efforts have
failed and that their rear guards are being swept aside. The British
and French arc steadily advancing. There are conflicting reports about
the success of German efforts.
Reports From Berlin
Berlin Claiming repulse. French troops cioss the Oise in i lie
vicinitv of the Le Fere, an tmportant point on von Hindenberg's new
line of defenses between Laon and St. Quintin and claim to have held
the British in check,
Fighting has been resumed alonu the Rumanian front, the Ger
mans taking the offensive.
Petrograd admits retirement on this front.
The Germans attack Mouastir. gassing the Serbian lines.
Teddy Wants To "Scrap"
Jacksonville Former President Theodore Roosevelt insists upon
the direct participation of the United States in the war. He has asked
to be allowed to personally participate and be allowed to raise regi
ments and if necessary a brigade.
Grand Dtike Restored
London The Grand Duke has been rcstoicd as commander of the
national council in Russia.
Honolulu The Setos has been moved alongside the Pommerni up
on direction of the harbor board. The agents have been granted half
The botanical garden bill was killed, Senator Baker leading the
American Reliefers Withdrawn
Washington The American relief expedition to Belgium has
been formally withdrawn and will be replaced by Dutch military su
pervision. Advance of Allies
Paris -The Allies continue their advance on the west front mak
ing substantial progress in the direction of San Quintin and La Fere.
Heavy .'artillery has been brought up. Critics doubt the ability to hold
the line south of San Quintin. The French have reached the west
bank of the Oise, north af La Fere.
Berlin The British and French advance, battling with the rear
guards of the Germans and losing heavily.
A tch Duke Joseph stormed on the Russian-Rumanian frontier
Solomitar and Czabanos. There were 500 prisoners.
Sensation In Reichstag
Amsterdam A despatch says that Socialist Deputy Kunert, in
the Reichstag on Thursday, denounced the Kaiser and Hollwegas the
instigators of the war.
Trouble In Bulgaria
London Serbian armv headquarters reports that the Bulgars and
Germans have trouble over the matter of supplies. Several Bulgarian
regiments are reported to have deserted.
Saturday, March 24
Washington Consul Krogh, at Rotterdam, reports officially that
the sunken American steamer Healdton carried 6,000 tons of petro
leum. She had 41 officers and crew. The captain and nineteia of
crew weie landed, one man died of" exposure and 20 died when a life
boat capsized. Later advices last night reported that nine more had
u rived safely .
Russian Paper Pleased
Petrograd The Liberal paper Volia, in an editorial, applauds the
action of the Duma in arresting the Czar and Czarina and savs that
the nation now breathes more freely.
Would Supply Money
Chicago Thomas Laniout, a member of the Morgan firm, said
yesterday that the United States was in position to aid the Europe in
Entente with a loan of a billion dollars, and such would be the best
aid possible. During the past three years the Entente had bought
from the United States seven and a half billion dollars worth of goods.
Danish West Indies
Washington The navy is making arrangements for the ceremony
of taking over the Danish West Indies before April 17.
On The West Front
New York The Germans have lost more ground around the Noyon
salient, in their retreat. They broke down the Oisc dam, flooding the
neighboring country. The chief gains were made in the capture of
the important heights of Terguier.
British patrols encountered the Teutons between Bcavruins and
Etrillers, south of Arras. Germans attacked heavily but without suc
cess. Friday Afternoon
Honolulu A letter by the governor to the Senate defends the use
of contingent funds for the military. This opinion is backed by four
hold over senators.
Chairman Shingle names Senator Pacheco and Senator Conev to
investigate prison expenses.
A hearing on the prohibition question will be had on Monday.
There have been no new developments in regard to the German
Russian Government Recognized
London Great Britain, France and Italy have formally recognized
the new Russian government. .....
The Kaiser Is ill
Private messages received at the Hague report that the Kaiser is
suffering trom a nervous breakdown.
Germans Defeat French
Berlin- The Germans have inflicted heavy losses on the French
crosstng the Sonime and tiie Crozat Canal, in the vicinitv of Saint
Simon, and it is declared that the Freuch have been repulsed.
The Lokal Anzeiger declares that the policies ot President Wilson
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SlUCe tile Severance Ol UipuUKUli. icwiliuus iiua uttu tnuiliimiy tuiciran
and if the United States wants war she can have it. llie monstrous
guilt of a war between the United States and Germany would fall on
Wilson and the American administration.
Six Americans Saved
Amsterdam Only six Americans were saved from the oil tanker
Healdton says the Handelsblat. The paper says that the .submarine
attacked the vessel suddenly, without warning and rendered no assis
tance to the victims of the aitack.
Philadelphia There were 13 Americans in the crew of the Heald
tnn The vessel was unarmed. The Healdton was insured at the
war bureau for 2400,000.
The President's Position
The President's speech will piobablv outline steps he believes
Congress should take to meet the operations of submarines. President
Wilson and his advisors are determined that if war comes with Ger
many the world shall know it is not the seeking of the United States.
increase Railroad Rates
Several large railroads in the cast have filed petitions with the
Interstate Commerce Commission to increase their rates, except as to
coal and coke, within thirty days, in order to cope with the increase
in wages under the Adanison law.
Living In Germany
Amsterdam Bread rations in Germany reduced bv one fourth on
the fifteenth, on account of the scarcity of wheat. Meat allowance
slightly increased, according to Berlin despatches.
Wanderings of Nicholas
Tsarks Former Emperor Nicholas, of Russia, has arrived here
in the custody of four members of the Duma, His consort is already
interned. Alexandria is forbidden to communicate with the outside
wot Id nor to use the telephone or tele raph.
Germany And Norway
Amsterdam There are indications of renewed tension between
Germany and Norway. The Cologne Gazette heads a leading editorial
Friday, March 23
Honolulu Between seventy and eighty heard Dr. Dole's Imtum
advocating peace in general and urging women to avoid militancy.
American 1 anker Sunk
London The American oil tanker Helton. 2722 tons, has born
sunk by a submarine outside of the war zone. She was bound from
Chester, Penn., for Rotterdam. At least 31, and some reports say 34,
were foully murdered aboard of her. She was attacked nur rintV
Wednesday, the torpedo being fired at close rancc. Onlv 24 nf rim
crew took to boats, many dying from wounds received in the explo
sion. The torpedo hit opposite the engine room, the explosion kill
ing maiming or burning to death 13 men instantly. Frank Mahin, U.
S. consul so cables He also says that the attack on the American
was unwarned and that the ship was in the safety zone.
The British steamer Coronado has been torpedoed and 21 of crew-
Snow Hindering Fighting
Paris Snow is hindering the advance of the Allies and the trnti;.
portation of supplies. The Germans are desperately fighting around
St, Quentin. making a stand. They have now been beaten back nnri
their retreat continues.
A German Consultation
London Hollweg has been called to army headnuarters for n
consultation with von Hidenberg and the Kaiser. It is believed that
international policies are to be reviewed.
British Food Control
The British food controller urges that the British ariont th,- nlnn
of two meatless days a week and two on potatoes. Less than five ounces
of meat will be allowed in the future. Police authorities are to inspect
houses to see if more than the regulation amount of sugar is on hand.
Ready To Recognize
Washington The American government is readv to accord full
recognition to the new Russian administration.'accordiiitr to n note tn
Our Own Capital
Honolulu Five new palatial passenger steamers is the plan of the
Pacific Mail, according to Manager Rossiter, here on the Venezuela.
He thinks the time ripe for an increase in the service and believes the
vessels can be obtained.
The Inter Island hearing has been postponed.
A guarded statement of the governor indicates that something
will be done in regard to the German ships-in a dav or two,
The idea of Federal school survey received unanimous support in
Superintendent Forbes was called into the Senate today to ex
plain the additional cost of the new Oahu prison building. He blam
ed Ripley & Davis for the blundei, but accepted conditions on account
of fear of attack by the architects. The day in the Senate was vigor
Honolulu Alexander & Baldwin's New York office reports that
186 centrals in Cuba are grinding and that no mill has been seriously
damaged by the political unrest. Cubas are 5.52, but weakly held.
Porto Ricos for March and April are quoted at 5.27.
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