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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1917.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
MEATLESS DAY NOT A SUCCESS
LONDON, May 9 Tlic meatless day throughout Great Britain lias
been abolished by governmental order. It is believed that it resulted
n the increased demand for other foods which are not so plentiful, and
eonscciuentlv failed in its purpose.
DANIELS SANGUINE OVER ANTI SUBMARINE PLANS
WASHINGTON, May 9 High officials in the navy and members
of the naval consulting board held a lengthy conference yesterday at
the home of Secretary Daniels. After the conference the secretary
said "they believe they are on the right road, but there are additional
experiments to be made by them before the plans they have mapped out
are complete. Those plans are wonderful ; they are based upon an idea
that has been undreamed of heretofore, and will prove, I hope of far
AMERICAN CONCERN FOR TREASON?
W ASHINGTON, May 8 The federal government, it was learned
today, is investigating the activities of the steamer Manitowoc of the
American Transatlantic Company, and other vessels of the same concern.
They are said to have carried supplies to German submarines in
ASKS ABSOLUTE CONTROL OF FOODS
NEW YORK, May 9 Herbert C. Hoover, chairman of the f ood j
control commission, has recommended to the senate committee on agri
culture that his bureau be made a separate department of the government
and be clothed with absolute lowers over the distribution and sale of
certain staple food products, particularly wheat and sugar.
Local sugar man believe such a plan will have a depressing effect
on sugar prices, but owing to the general world food shortage that the
reduction will not be serious.
WANTS BILLION FOR MERCHANT MARINE
WASHINGTON, May 8 Congress will be asked for a billion
dollars, it was learned today, as an appropriation to construct an en
ormous American merchant marine to run the U-boat lines and assure
America's European allies against shortage of food andmumtions.
liEEN TO BE CONFIRMED
WASHINGTON, May 8-The senate judiciary committee yester
day afternoon ordered a favorable report on the nomination of William
il. lleen as judge of the first circuit, Hawaii.
BAVARIA MAY SOON BE HUNGRY
P.ASKI.. Switzerland. Mav 0 Unless Germany succeeds in getting
food supplies by the middle ot August, her people will be reduced to a ;
vegetarian diet exclusively. Accorumg to a despatch from Munich this j
startling state of ailairs was revealed by Herr Brettreich, Bavarian
m'nister of the interior, in an address before the popular assen.uly of :
. STEEL TRUST LENDS MILLIONS
NEW YORK, May 9 The board of directors of the United States
Steel Corporation yesterday voted to subscribe $,UUU,UUU to tne Jiuer-
WHO'LL BE A PRIVATE ?
WASHINGTON, May 9 The war department announced last
night that to date more than a quarter of a million applicants have filed
their application for the officer's training camp.
AMERICAN STEAMER SUNK
NEW YORK, May 8 The steamship Parthenon, which left New
York on April 14 for Havre, France has been sunk by a German sub
marine. Tne loss of the ship and cargo totals $4,000,000.
MAY BUY ENTIRE LIQUOR TRADE
LONDON, May 8-rThe London Times of Tuesday morning, will
claim that it has authority for the statement that the government has
formally decided to adopt a policy of purchase of the whole of the liquor
trade in the United Kingdom.
GOMPERS URGES RUSSIANS TO STAND FIRM
WASHINGTON, May 8 Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor expressed himself as delighted yester
day when it was announced that the Russian soldiers and workingmen s
delegates have come out solidly against a premature peace. He sent
a long cable to Russia aimed at combatting the German influence that
is known to be at work in Petrograd, urging the need for harmony m
lighting the battle for democracy .
PREPARING FOR 3 YEARS OF WAR
CLEVELAND, May 8 Secretary of War Baker, who arrived
here vesterdav from Washington for a brief trip, has indicated that the
war department is making preparations for tree-year war at least tor
the United States, and that there is little hope for early peace.
HOLLWEG TO BE THE GOAT
COPENHAGEN, May 8 The Conservatives and the pan-German
parties are blaming Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg for the long
Juration of the war, claiming that his delay of four days in mobilization
at the beginning of the war caused the loss of the battle of the Marne
and that he threw away the second chance to terminate the war by op
posing the policy of a ruthless submarine campaign.
GREEKS WOULD OUST CONSTANTINE
LONDON Mav 9 Sunday was a great day at Salonika, according
to the despatches forwarded from Athens yesterday by the Reuter cor
lespondent at the Greek capital. That day, at a mass meeting attended
by forty thousand Greeks, King Constantine was formally declared to
have forfeited his throne and his dynasty was declared to have no
further rights in Greece.
BRITISH CONTINUE TO PROGRESS
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS, May 7 (From an Associat
ed Press Correspondent). The Bitish forces on the new line ot drive
are well within the town of Bullecourt.
NEW ANTI-SUBMARINE INVENTION
NEW YORK, May 7 Commissioner Saunders of the naval con
sulting board announced on Saturday that it is believed an inventor
w ho' is not named has solved the German submarine menace and that
the plans have been fowarder to Washington. No details are given
out as to the invention which is expected to block the U-boats in their
attacks on Allied and American shipping.
PORTUGAL RENTS GERMAN SHIPS
LISBON, May 7 Sixty out of 76 Germans steamers which were
seized by Portugal when relations were broken with Berlin have been
rented to England for $7,000,000.
LONDON AGAIN BOMBARDED
LONDON, May 7 A hostile airplane today dropped four bombs
in London. One man killed and several injured.
GERMANS AIMING AT. PETROGRAD
PETROGRAD, May 7 General Korniloff, commanding the Pet
rograd garrison, announced last night that the Germans are now gather
ing large numbers on both the northern and southern lines. It is
known, says his report, that the Germans have sent a number taf mer
chant ships to Libau, where they are prepared to land troops just as
soon as the ice melts sufficiently to allow the vessels to reach the whar
ves. The reorganization of the Petrograd garrison has been ordered
to meet the emergency.
MAY FORCE INTERVENTION IN CUBA
NEW YORK, May 7 The insurrection in Cuba has broken out
once again, and the rebels are burning, looting and wrecking wherever
they find themselves in power.
A party of American and British refugees, which arrived here
last night brings word that the condition of affairs in the eastern pro
vinces of the island are far worse than they have been in the past and
even declare that the remaining foreigners are threatened with mas
sacre, unless the United States governmnt can intervene immediately
to put a stop to the revolt.
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volved in war the best it can
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taining its rights and reaching
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