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Evening Bulletin. Est. 1S82, No. C7J8
.Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXIV, No. 7779
12 PAGE? HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HA WALL, TUES.DAY, MARCH 20 1017.-12 PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Vessel Goes Ashore, But No
Deaths, During Kcna Gale;
... My BeJTotal Loss
Slr--t:tia Spacll Mutual Wirlu)
HILO, Hawaii,-March 23. Tremen
dous raina have teen falling on the
Island cf Hawaii. There was a cloud
fcuret at Kauai end roada and bridges
lave been washed away. 1.7a ny sec
tions are ctt.off from communication
,wlth Hilo. - :, ::,:..;;aC:. :
The Inter-is.'and steamship Maui
l aa cone on the roeke at Maka'owae
tia, between Kallua and Kawaihae. "
. Going ap-ounl ut 1 o'clock this
mmlog In the Kona stcria which was
raslne at th. .'time the Inter Island
rteatner Maul, laden witV 10.000 bass
cf sugar, is hard and fast a quarter wilt prevent round-the-.sJand trips un
it a mile off shcre at Makalawaena til it can be repaired. I
Idnt (Fishermen's point) on the Traific on the Oahu, Railway waa
- j-uiu ivuu luasi vi iibkii, uri irru
JUholo and Kallua,-about five miles
: ; Kouth of Kiholo. . ; .' "v . r -
- At nocn today .a Wireless from H Ho
tv the Inter-Island offices here said
' the steamers position Is the same as
I wmm abi)m e Vi 4 a v I cr - Tl ArlrlArl
V mm va j v uaaajsi. . uv
.that the Kilauea would be. alongside
Maul 1y 1 o'clock this afternoon
ithe Niihan by 6 -o'clock. i Both
, :"vse:s have been rushed to her as
: alstance frorn Big- Island points.- ; ,
-. Details as to the accident'a cause
are meager.. A message reaching. the
. In. trm Via - IHIrt ircnK. ooM !.
Auai iiVUI ilia A I . I VUVJ
itearuer Ijinjc with her fitern to
ward there and her liead out to sev
' C K am I A parAfAl V, a. .MflVne' tk fha
Jieved to be dry. - vl
V ZIZ Vh-r.nl fron,
aland deirrfttchei-the Kafulwr from
, this port to the scene , of the .wreck.;
l ke 6-0U,(1 trrire there some time to -
. .morrow rr..r..rg. . ,
Part Of Crew LtnCed
o( the Mi .i's crew of 45 men had been
landed at Kailoa.- No lives hae been
' lost. Cait. R. Williamson, the ves
sels master, is slaying with the sh.ii.
It is believed. - - 7 -
The Maui's cargo cn , board today
consists of 10.236 sacks of Hawi Sug-
; rr, according to the inter-Island and Honolulu Is engaged In cleaning tip
to Hind, Rolph & Company's local of- after the rain this afternoon and la
flee, the agency here for Haw! Mill &, estimating damage done to public and
; risntation Company, Ltd. The sugar 0 private property and to make hur
ls insured with H.'Hackfeld & Com ried repairs. " : .
' jany'a insurance'ilepartment It. was - The storm - of yesterday has left a
: loaded at M&hukonu, from which port rainfall record far ahead of anything
the Maui steanfed last erening, bound in the history, of the weather bureau.
tor Kallua, where she was to load cat. What the damage will prove to have
t!e for Ilcnolulu. The steamer left been Is uncertain but It would appear
Honolulu last Thursday on a special that to roads and streets alone It may
r trl. Her regular tun It to Kauai run more than $100,000. JTo this must
1 crts. She left HIIo about 4 p.1 nube added losses to private property.;
i'.unday for Mthukcna. - -y Despite inconvenience, people yes-
Every poss'.t'e effort will be made trday took the storm cheerfully.. They
! l y the Inter-UIand team Navigation waded to and from street cars, slopped
Company to save the Maul. The com homeward, ' dashed about In. splashing
' jany will have three 6teamera avail-J automobiles, sometimes were ' stalled
able to Uy towing her off, provided her j in the flood, but they maintained their
condition when they arrive .warrants good nature.
t the attempt . v j Round-Island Trips Off. . ' , ; -':
Today's wireless messages, give no; One of the late developments from
details as to the cause of the wreck.! the storm Is that tourists as well aa
Passengers arriring on the Mauna Keai
this morning reported a smooth sea
t.nd hardly any wind In the channela,!
to whether C;e Kcna $ale was .blowing
it the time tne watu grounaea mis
: .ornlng is net known. It is surmised
t r,e vessel may have been steering too
close a course and tailed to clear Ma
l-alavna point, which she has to
lass when, going from Mahukona to
ilailu?- ; - ' .
The Maui is a steel hull. vessel, '171
(Continued on page three)
: nelierine. as has already been de
clared, that It has no authority to die
tate to the federal government,- the
iollitary committee f the house of
representatives, of which Representa
five Evan da Silva Is chairman, today
. ; fficially washed its hands of the Ger
man ship questkm by reporting out bn
-.' a letter from the harbor board asking
'the hcuse to assist it in getting action
from Washington as regards the refu
gee steamers. V
' The following report wraa presented
to the house by the committee this
morning: . ' : '
- "Your committee en, health.; police
- and mill tar j. to whom was referred
: communication No. 78, of the board of
harbor commissioners. . inclosing a
ra'd board, and a motion requesting the
governor and the legislature to urge
Secretary Lane to render the territory
the necessary assistance, begs leave
to report that it has had the' same
vnder consideration, -and recommends
that the same be tabled."
CITY COUNTS UP
ITS STORM LOSSES
Streets and Roads Are Badly
Washed; Private Property
; is Badly Damaged
Rain fall for 24 hours to 3 o'clock
th:s morning waa 13.36 inches and
from noon yesterday to 8 this morn
. ing 13.33 inches. These figures are
i more than two and one half times the
previous 21-hour rainfall record in the
history of he weather bureau.
: Another rain record which went by
the board, according tr a late report
.from the weather bureau, is that tor
an hour, the new record , being 2:C9
inches. It occurred between 3:47 and
.4:7 yesterday afternoon. The form-
. tercri ww 1.94 irches.
Damage to streets, was estimated -this
moriving ty City Engineer Collins
i at $70,003.; This was before he had
i been over the entire city and before
he had reports from the other side of
the island. .-: .- -.-
'. The toad between Kaneohe nd He-
: bn largely washed out which
suipenoca mis . morning ana a force
of . SCO men put to work to make re
pairs which were completed so that
operations were resumed this after
noon. V:...o'r -A ';. "i
-. Houses have been badly damaged in
many parts of the city, in some In
stances swept off their foundations.' .
Streets ran - like . rivers yesterday
afternoon and last night and street
railway service waa badly . disturbed
but not discontinued. . i'..
.. Private property losses in addition
. . ... ... '
and . pSanta and ' shrubs and
even trees washed out. V Such reports
are from all parts of the city and danv
age ettlmates cannot be accurately ob
Men, women and children were fish
ing with bare hands In some of the
tft " tn Wslklki section. -
f - KapioIartl ark Uoked Ifke-agreat
,ake with trees growing In It. Jap-
M tampan, orke away from their
moorinca and for several hours yea
, t-rdv afttrneen vetilt in th harbor
were encaged In picking them up.
Reports of damages from all parts
of Oahu continue coming In this after
noon. , . ' - .
So far as can be learned, there has
been no loss of life and no serious
bodily Injury. ' -;
residents are affected by the storm as
Is shown In a report from Koolaupoko'
district which ssys that the belt road
there for a distance of over 100 feet
has been entirely destroyed not only
making it impassable for automobiles
but also difficult for pedestrians to
travel This means that, until the road
1 repaired, round-the-lsland trips will
be out of the question.
' The place where the road has' been
w ashed out Is between Kaneohe and
Heela Trips, therefore, may be made
to the coral gardens. The culvert near
H. C Adams' property, which was con
siderably undermined during the last
storm, has been washed away. '. ;-:
According to the road department
today. It will probably take at least
two weeks and maybe longer to repair
the belt road in order that automobiles
may go over it and continue around
the island. ' ' - - v
Appropriations for " emergency . re
pairs to streets and roads In the city
and outside district will probably be
asked for at the meeting of the board
of supervisors tonight, '2.
Other Departments Suffer .
The water and sewer departments
also felt the effect of the storm in
various places about the city where
service' pipes were broken and sewer
pipes were stopped up by the heavy
rains. ; : ; A-: v. a; 7
Several service pipes which cross
the Makiki stream by Kalakaua ave
nue were broken by the big boulders
carried down stream by. water and
also the four-Inch pipe line from Her
ring ' Valley.' No great trouble was
caused by the breaking of these pipes.
The rainfall at Luakaha was 10.74.
Dam No. 4, Nuuanu Valley, rose nine
feet or 145,000,000 gallons. The dam
la now at the 52-foot levL
," (Continued on Page 9) j
To protect babies from drafts when
being carried In automobiles a mini
ature folding top has been Invented.
On Rocks; Honolulu Damage huge
CITY ' WELCOMES HOME FROM WAR
FRONT DR. AND MRS. JAMES R. JUDD
4 : ; . : . ' ' .." '
j Honolulana who gave their services to cause of humanity in France and who were received with official ;
welcome by Honolulu today ad me I by" a host of friends Or. and Mrs. James R. Judd. ; -
GERMAN REVOLUTION WOULD!
Sensational Events in Russia
; v Show Democracy Triumph
ing Over Despotism No
Prediction on War's Duration
Honolulu officially and unofficially
welcomed home today two Honolulans
who have given distinguished service
to the cause of humanity on the war
front Dr. and Mrs. James R. Judd.
- Mayor Lane headed a committee of
citizens who 'met Dr. Judd and his
wife, as the steamer Manoa docked
early , this morning. ,
The Hawaiian band was ordered by
the mayor to attend the steamer ar
rival and play In honor of the return
ing physician and the wife who was
associated , with him as a nurse on
k ;at a glance
FRENCH BATTLESHIP IS REPORTED SUNK x
J1ERL1.V,: Germany,. i arch 20.A French battleship of the Dan ton
class (18,028 tons, completed in 1911) was sunk in the Mediterranean, ac
cording to an announcement by the G ?rman admiralty.
IRISH HOME RULE QUESTION UP AGAIN
LONDON. Eng., March 20. Bonar Law Informed the house of commons
this afternoon that the, government Is considering the advisability of call
ing a conference of leaders. Including representatives of the Dominions, to
formulate a settlement of the Irish situation.
FEDERAL CONTROL TO SAVE NEWS PRINT SITUATION
, "vyASHINGTON, D. C Mar. 20. As & result of its investigations into
the high eost ofnews print paper, and -of the charges that manipulation of
the market was being dene in the interests , 3f the big manufacturers, the
federal trade commission now f lans to supervise ihe sale and distribution
of news print thrcu&h a board which shall represent the interests of all
concerned. The board, of five members, will comprise one manufacturer,
one Jobber, cne publisher, one representative of large and small newspapers
and a membership for the trade commission. The commission representative
will operate a fool of paper Interests from offices in New York.
FORGER GETS THREE YEARS
AT HARD LABOR IN PRISON
Joseph Peres has been found guilty,
jof . forgery and was sentenced this
morning by Circuit-Judge Ashford to
three years in Oahu prison. Perez
was a collecirr for the Standard Sew
ing Machine Co. and drew worthless
cnecks to make good his arrears with
that concern. v
SAILORS BELIEVED LOST
PLYMOUTH, Eng, March 20. All
hope for the lives of the 15 missing
members of the crew of the American
steamer Vigilancia, sunk after an un
warned attack by a German submarine
wihlle en route from Lisbon to a
French port was yesterday abandoned
and the; men have been given up as
dead...- .. , '
Capt Middleton and the .other sur
vivors of the crew report great suffer
ing endured through the. inhumanity
of the commander of the attacking
ship. ", The Vigilancia waa - torpedoed
and sent to her doom on the morning
of Friday, the survivors putting of f In
her small boats without adequate pro
visions and without sufficient warm
clothing. Throughout all of Friday
the French front" And the bandrwith
a succession cf patriotic and' popular
airs, played with an enthusiasm echo
ed in the cheers sent up by the crowd
at the wharf as the home-comers step
ped off the gangplank. . '
Dr. and Mrs. Judd left Honolulu on
June 16, 1915, and went to France, to
become associated with the American
Ambulance. They left France on the
French . liner Lafayette, from Bor.
deaux on October 7, 1916, and went to
New York. In New York City a son.
James Roiert Judd, Junior, was born
to them, i.nd James Robert, Jr., arriv
ed with them today.
Official Welcome Hearty
The official welcome was arranged
rather hurriedly by the mayor, but its
(Continued on page eight)
: At 7:30 o'clock tonight the board of
harbor -commissioners will hold a spe
cial meeting to take up the Piers 8, 9
and 10 controversy. . Engineer Lyman
H. Bigelow, wtfo was asked by Chair
man Charles R. Forbes to check up
on Forbes substitute plan for the re
construction of Pier 9 the pier of tha
famous "bulge" will report to the
board on the results of bis checking.
Matters relative to the German
refugee merchant steamers may be
taken up in . the course of this even
ing's meeting although no mention of
this subject 19 made in the call Issued
today for the session. The board has
not yet authorized Chairman Forbes
to go ahead with the work of driving
mooring dolphins in Rotten Row for
the purpose of tieing up the Pommern
and Setoa there.
and Saturday and until Sunday after
noon the men were exposed to the
elements in their small rowboats. the
suffering being intense.
LOME UP AGAIN
Russia Clay Evolve
(It aoeUU4 PreM fcy Wlrtlaaa)
PCTROGRAD, Russia, March 20.-
Russia's hew government it '.was
learned at the foreign office today,
will rest exclusively In the control of
the council of ministers until the con
vocation of a constitutional assembly.
The duma committee, having fulfilled
It task during the days of the revo
lution, .now passes out of existence.
It is 1m possible yet 10 forecast with
certainty the final form of the new
government since that depends en
tirely upon the collective will of the
entire people. 1 r " '
The belief prevails that a republican
fern of government will be worked
out not with a president hut a com
mission form similar, to that of Swit
(AnsoriaUd Press br'l'tdertd Wireleaa)
LONDON, Eng.,- March 20. A Rent
er's despatch today, referring to the
plan for an autonomous Poland; says
that nearly all the district governors
of. Finland under the Russian monar
chial government resigned when they
heard of the revolution, and little op
position Is shown to the plan to make
Finland self-governing. " '-:.-
TO END: STRIKES
(AntociatH Press by Federal Wireleai)'
NEW YORK, N. Y.. March 20. Af
firmation cf the full power "of the gov
ernment through Congress to prevent
railroad strikes officials declared to
day, is the country's chief gain In the
supreme 'court decision upholding the
Adamson eight-hour law. The broth
erhood chiefs and railroad managers
conferred today to work out general
principles whereby pay contracts may
be made and an agreement reached
definitely averting the strike.
U. S. NAVY f.1AY WORK WITH DfllTISH
AND FRENCH TO CLEAR LANES AT SEA
- AsiMK-Ute4 Preaa by Commtreial PaeiSe CaWt). , .
WASHINGTON, D. C. Mar. 20. Further steps to protect American lives
end property against the raids of Teuton submarines are expected to take
definite form immediately. There is wide speculation as to the precise action
which the president contemplates, and there is no official ground for a fore
cast Preprrations for carrying out the policy of armed neutrality to the full
est extent are being hurried by the navy department The possibilities of
execution range even to active cooperation at sea with British and French
fleets to clean the hostile submarines from the ocean lanes. The New
Orleans navy yard has been ordered to build four submarine-chasers. The
indication before the cabinet meeting today were that there would be no
material change in the situation befora tomorrow. Administration officials
believe that the nation is already virtually in a state of war with Germany,
and the general opinion in administration circles Is that there is no particu
lar likelihood now of a declaration of war. - i - . : '
Hackfeld Lumber Yard Watch
man Reported to Have Fired j
Shot at Unknown Prowler?
" i .
HILO, Hawai. March 2
There is much.. excitement here
over the war situation. i
Laa night a watchman at the
Hackfeld lumber yard fired a
st'Ct at a man who was prowling
near the piace and whose actlcns
Two Fires Set Hilo
On Alert For Arson;
SUr-BnEetiB Special by VntosX Wrtln)
MiLO, Hawaii, March 20 The so
'clal hall cf the First Foreign church
was set fire to last Sunday, it was
learned today. The hall and church
narrowly escaped dettructlon.
A Kaiwiki . Milling Company ware
house was destroyed by fire last night
Germans Try To
- WASHINGTON, D. C.Iarch 20.
Lieut Chorth and .Machinist's Mate
Schroeder. two -lntenied tJermane st
iliefhiladelphia navy ; yard,- are ; be-'
Heved to have been drowned last night
in attempting to escape their imprison'
ment They have .been conflhel since
the severance of relations,! taken with
others from the Kronprina Wllhelm
and the Prlnx Eitel Friedrich. :
1 Eight others of the Interned Ger
mans also attempted to escape last
night hut were captured by marines
and the police. The3e are additional
to seven of the Interned Teutons who
are reported to have failed In an at-,
tempt yesterday to escape.
WASHINGTON, D. .C, March 20.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels today
ordered naval commanders of all shore
stations ,for u recruiting officers to
be prepared to establish women in
actual naval service In case of emer
gency, .ae attorney-general has ruled
that they can enlist under the present
laws. They would be ; enlisted for
shore duty In the line Of defense work,
and their occupations would be such
as stenography, typing, clerks and
other clerical positions. They would
hot be assigned to ships.
SECOND CIRCUIT JUDGE V
, S. B. KEMP TAKES OATH
TODAY IN SUPREME COURT
Judge S. B. Kemp qualified at 2
o'clock this afternoon In the supreme
court as second judge of the first cir
cuit following Instruction received
from Washington, D. C, to do so at
ence. The new judge will be on the
Job in the judiciary building In the
Just what work Judge Kemp will
take up has , not been definitely de
cided. It Is understood that Attorney
William H. Heen is to take the Juven
ile court as soon as he qualifies. Judge
Kemp may be Juvenile judge, however,
No successor has been named for
Kemp's . former , position as . United
States assisUnt district attorney. r
Tvo May D
ALL ON tIEAW
DL017 1 m
Teutons Gathering Men From"
Lines to Get Enemy in Field
Combat, Daring Annihilation
to Revolutionize. Warfare,
Savs Latest News. Explain
ing Phase of Retreat
I Arite.t Pre by Fetlrrat W".re
BERLIN, . Cermtny, March 23v
(Staff cert espondence.) The evacua
tion of Bapaumt, Roye jiayon , and
Peronne and scores cf Jester tswns
ind viil; :es on ih wcxt front la part
of a great strategic underUking to
get the Allies Into a tremendous battle
In the open field, according to' the
best information obtainable here.; .'
Tho ur.ierUklr.j promises to revo
lutlonize the warfare on the'waitern
front and to constitute one of the de-
t.Iw. MAUI A ft! lh. MtiM UllK'WMt
cr east - ' '' ' 4..V
is reportea to rave seen cs-Tieq yx.
prior to evscuatlon. "ri "
A German military expert tzrrt t
the Teutons have given UfT psrtlon
of the front to secure forvtne. troops
h trrrtrm rJ mawment whlli la
needed to end trench warfare, getting
the enemy out of the trenches, too.
The experts say that this move puts
an end to the finely-laid plans of the
Allies for a spring offensive.
The papers of Berlin today gave the
German people their first ntws of the
events on the Franco-British' fronts.
Articles tav military exntrta eofr.tlnet
out that the events are J"i favor of Ger
many accompanied th?'"ews, "-.
The experts point t. that the re
treat is the strittgical find the Ger
man general staff for a dsdilon as a
"maateritraka" Is vitlata thm nrenara
tloris of the Cnttnte Allies for a great
offensive move, V.' ' Y :
The papers are unanimous In ex
pressing the fullest confidence In the
judgment and military knowledge of
Gen. von Hlndenb;urr;,fJilr.of.tt;9 Xmi
... - . A . mm 1 1 ( . . . i . . .
ntrui iutt. . - i n t is nst ina- Tim
strategto retreat ne nas executaa,"' .
say the experts. -: V '
General engagements of; infantry
and cavalry of the . British with Ger
man rearguard forces now going on on
both sides of the Somme and Oise,
which Germans have abandoned, says
an official atatement
Violent French attacks on 'the left
bank of the Mouse river are declared
to have been repulsed.
" m ' mm. m m m
Ltrnnoh IJrnpp F Vr.i
MU11U11 1 IUOO IUJU
On Rotinng Er.:::;y
(Asoriatd Preta by raiaral Wirla
PARIS, France, March 20The
French - are vigorously maintaining
contact with th Germans where the
retirement of the latter la occurring
An 1 a aauat)ie mbi ' Ykam f 4 j si m r m.
via ite vivekei ii jsaiifww
of the French is Increasingly difficult
because as the Germans .retreat they
are destroying roads and bridges and
all other possible means of communi
cation. , ; ; , '- . ' ; - - ;
German Tells :
: fAaitoriated Prea by Federal Wirala)
BERLIN, Germany, Mar. 20 Philip.
Scheidemann, the Socialist leader In
the Reichstag, In a statement hi the
well-known : newspaper ... Vorwaerts
ssra: - . -"It
dees not require many words to
explain why aUnost the whole world
9 . .
is arrayea -against ;ut, ne wnoie
world sees among oar enemies more
or less d6reloed fortns ot democracy.
and In us sees only Prussianlsm."..
mm w mm m 9 mm I w w mm a w .
: AGAIN TAKE OFFICIAL ;
RESIDEHCE Ifl ATHENS
LONDON', Eng, March 20. Minis
ters of the Entente powers to Greece
have resumed their crucial residences
in jtti ens, according to a Renter's
despatch. ' When relations were criti
cal a few weeks ago, all the diplomatic
officials of the Entente powers took,
up their residence pn Entente vessels
In th a riarhnr . -- ' . . ' " -
SAYS JAPANESE REPORT
' 8oeUI rtil U BPwiJ Eoebil .
TOKIO, Japan. Mar. 20. Crown
t)l.. . 1 A . f V Vn ..a.aftTn fM
according to the iatest report received
from PetrograL A despatch from the
Russian capital says ?that revclv.tfon
Ists had reported the - death of the
young Czarevitch. . This; report has
not yet been cohfIrrned ;V - .'"tr '
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