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ES HONOLULU. TERRITORY OF. HA WAal, SATUR I)A17 APRIL 21,1917. 28 PAGES
Hawaiian Fur. Vol. XXiV, No. "807
: be settled 11017?
Reports About Capitol Are That!
Senate Will Confirm Riven-!
burgh if Governor Will Re
name Fisher to Be Auditor
; and Agreement is Reached
. To save the leapointment of J. H.
Fisher as auditor th legate will this
afternoon confirm or atteapt at least
to confirm the name of Bertram O.
: Hivtnburgh as rommlsaioqer of public
t Un3s. . -
r Upon pood authority the Star-Bulle
tin Jetmed today , tliat the name o(
fUvenbursn would; be ; pnflrmed In
Ibis afternoon's aesMoa of the sen
ate. Also cpoa good authority it was
learned that' this action was in , the
nature of a trale wlfb the governor
'that - he in retcrn woald rename J.
11. . Usher as auditor of the territory.
, The disagreement between the gov
trnor and the senate, which reached
a clln; ex yesterday ' afternoon when
the fteoate Toted II to 4 to inform thf
governor by. letter that It would take
no action on any of hie appointment
until audi time as all of them had
hen made, wU thus come to a close
with a victory for both aidea, as tne
saying 4s... . -1. ' ,:: :
This is -the- sliaight "dore," to niBe
a si citing phrase.' If It goes wront
thtt will be because those in the sen
ate who wish: to put Jt through havH
not reckoned artglit cn their numbers.
They. be.ieve they can marshal nine
ictsa toward success.
Report uovtrncr is Willing .
. Tody it wai whispered about the
senate rrldorB that - senator! who
had catUd'iopoi the governor to aouhd
him cut on. lW apjointment, matter
had fonnd him Ullns-lo'tnt'tlie lep
Jslatlve body on Uie half-wy ground
mentioned - in te - fctcgolng rra-
u r -ccit anil dov.n .C.fe
nan.e of t- .c o.!cr ptraori lor the au
dltor'a JobJ TLiat, was the; way Hhe
matter had stoof, until this afternoon
; when tne senats es3ion atarted.jr .
Senata Wearita of Came-' ' - '
Senate membera, tor the most part
' seem to be growing tired o the dlt
ference cn appdntmenta between
' themselves and the governor which,
starting as "byplay, haa waxed more
, and more until it reached the 'jrmai
sending of a Jetier to the executive
chamber and the deferring cf Riven
burgh's appointment yesterday for Jhc
'.tenth time. . . . - 1 ;; :;-'v;
r All of the senators like Rtvenburgh;
they'd hate to tf his name goTincon
firmed at the close of the session.
But also they like Fisher,' who haa
been sertlng without "new appointment
since last siring. The buslnesa ele
ment of the city i also to
- atronsly In favor of Fisher, and to
. have worked hartf for his reappolnl
. ment -f :;. .: ,:- ;'
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Ashford Gives Instructions and
Two Committees Named;
Rice and Fish First .
Special committeea of the gran1
Jury are now Investigating the jump
in the cost of food In Honolulu.
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
when the grand Jury made ita report
of the ; afternoon's indictments to
Judge Ashford he reviewed the situ
ation as to food prices since war was
declared) and .Instructed that inquisi
torial body to make a careful Invests
gation and lull -report '
The gTand Jury immediately re
paired ; to Its meeting room 'where
Foreman E. P. Fogarty appointed two
special committees of three members
each to report at the next sitting. , .
Rice and Fiah First ' , i
One committee . was delegated ; tq
look especially Into the sale of 'rice
and the other, the sale of fish. , Both
committees, however, .are, ' to make a
thorough survey of all food prices
with an eye for possible conspiracies
or unlawful combinations to -corner
markets and force high figures." i !
. In his message to the Jurors, Judge
Ashford said in regard to rice that it
was ' well known the price had gon$
soaring and he would like to know
the reason for such rise. . Taking up
the matter of the greater cost of fish
and stories In the press to the effect
that fishermen" dumped big catches
overboard to create an unnatusal
scarcity and to maintain higher prices
the Judge said the Jury should Investi
gate seriously.',. ,'.t ' ' '
"ln Biblical times." waa one "f the
Judge's observations, "the common
people were accustomed to gather by
the sea when fish were plenty and
profit and benefit alike by tt. Such
should be the case here. Tne people
of Hawaii are poor enough as It 1s in
many Instances without suet com nn
necessities as fish and rice enstirg
still more." ;
Huber Finds Nothing
United States. District Attorney
Huber, who has been looking Into the
high cost of living in Hawaii for ome
time, and especially Into the Increased
cost of rice, on the lookout for pos
sible -violations of the Sherman anti
trust act, says be has discovered no
unlawful combinations and Inasmuch
as the rise here has not been so much
ta in California does not think that
anything other, than natural csuses
has, brought the greater cost
Investigation Should Be Easy
Judge Ashford Instructed the grana
Jury to bring indictments against any
who might be illegally combining In
restraint of trade and Attorney Hubtr,
on his part will certainly bring action
tpr the United States government
against any who may appear to be
violating federal acts.
In his Instructions, Judge Ashford
voiced the opinion that whereas most
of the rice and the fish business in
the islands was in the hands of so
few there should be no particular
difficulty in getting at the truth about
the whole situation.-- . .;
submarine iv was launcned oy ine'0"1 uj o .
Lake Torpedo Boat Co., at Bridgeport Possible to the raising of foodstuffs,
Submarine 15 was launched by the
Week's Events in
I . i . IaM-'I iaiis irsMft . M,"inftni . . . m
Pub e and Pr vateaenciesatvworx to stimmate cra
Production Investigation of
forjy Judge Ashford
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Enthusiastic women of Honolu-
la Including IIwaliu!s are keyed 4
up. 'to the necessity of home and
-f municipal gardens to , maintain as
f far as possible the present stand-
ard of- the food supply of the
4- As a result 25 women have sent
a petition to the house of re pre
f sentatlves asking that govern-
f ment lands at Kaiihi, Punchbowl -f
f and falolo, tnls island, be imme- -f
f diately opened for the purposes
of raising 'food products for the
benefit of the territory for the
4- duration of the war. .
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Yesterday and today saw the devel
opment of many phases in the plans
for territory-wide stimulation' of agri
culture to "feed Hawaii f irst with a
side-line of investigation ' into present
prices of some commodities.
' Among the events are:
. 1.; Oahuvschoois enter ' Star-Bulletin's
potato-growing contest', on large
scale. ;. Oetaila of this are given in
the school oarden section of today's
paper. - : . - " ' ."
2. Representative Lyman introduc
ed a resolution to establish courses in
truck-gardening nd , farming In all
public schools, with remuneration" for
teachers giving such courses. :
3. Schools of Maui and Hawaii en
rolled in special bean-growing contest
under the auspices of the Star-Bulletin.
4. Judge Ashford in charge to ter
ritorial Grand Jury- suggests investi
gation of food prices. Two commit
tees named. ..;
5. Experiment station committee of
Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association
to meet next Monday in conference
with agricultural experts and discuss
gardening and farming plans.
6. Twenty-five Hawaiian women
petition legislature to open for plant
ing certain lands around Honolulu.
With the movement to mske the Ha -
walian Tiani M!f-nnnnrtin and so
far as possible Independent of the
mainland for staple food supplies
making headway, the plantations of
the islands, under the leadership
auonare entering heanily into the J W TJoschoots of Maui and Ha
toiJi?"! written to Honolulu
KS Thii hvLrLlv 8 contesunts In the potato
rowta contest must now send In
tensive experiments at the planters j , staun whether or ot they
tha liovaKsn Ciit4 Dlantaro A aoi-wif. I
tuiuitUl dmuuu auu u .x-uC D
have already set aside land which is
being plowed and put in readiness to
receive seed when it arrives. Large
orders for seeds have been placed and
when the association settles on a defi
nite plan, practically every plantation
will be ready to begin the work, of
raising vegetables and other products
for home consumption.
To Determine Plan Monday
To work out a comprehensive planjtions for planting and cultivation.
whereb7 every sugar plantation of thol
Islands may devote as much land asi
Prices By Grand Jury Called
the experiment station committee of
the Hawaiian Sugar planters' Associ
ation, members of the U. S. experi
ment station) and representatives of
the College of Hawaii and the board of
commissioners ot agriculture and for
estry are to meet Monday afternoon ai
1:30 o'clock. The final plan will then
be submitted to the trustees of the
planters' association and is expected
to be immediately put into effect.
When the movement to make Ha
waii self Supporting was started a spe
cial meeting of the trustees of the
planters' association was called and
Hamilton P. Agee, director of its ex
perimant station, was requested to in
restigite and submit suggestions.
Agee said this 'morning that he had
(Continued on page seven)
This IsJFor Youl
School children of the outside Is
lands have written to the Star-Bulletin
and the department of public Instruc
tion asking to be allowed to enter the
Star-Bulletin's potato growing con
test. This contest originally intendea
for Oahu alone because of the scarcity
of seed potto. Is becoming s largo
an affair as the school and home gar
den ; competition which closed two
Search has failed to locate enough
seed potato to allow the contest to be
extended to all the Islands, but the
Star-Bulletin has decided to open a
contest In the Kentucky Wonder, bean.
After conference , with the depart
ment of public Instruction and the
United States experiment station, the
Star-Bulletin therefore makes the fol
lowing announcement of the Wonder
bean growing contest " 2, '
Maui, Hawaii, Kauai and Molokal
1. Contest to begin at once; date of
closing to be announced later.
9. Annliratinnft tn bfl sent to Htmo-
! lulu ' Star-Bulletin, to Voiat onal In-
stxuctor Ken u. wryan, Monoiuw, or
to United States experiment station
on or before May 1.
3. Beans will be judged by weight.
Seeds to be furnished tree, enough for
hills. Seed to be sent out the
. . t ..... th. hpnn rmwlnr rnn.
test Schools or pupils which do not
specifically ask to be entered In the
bean growing contest will not be fur
nished with seed. . , :
5. The prizes will be the same, qn
each island, as for the potato growing
contest on Oahu 37.50, 35 and 3, for
first second, and third places. ' ?
Further announcement will be made
next Saturday with detailed instruc-
Today a cablegram waa sent to the
vwn vuua m dw, u.m n
arrive In a little more than a week.
coast ordering the seed, which will
Harbor Board Asks Army Aid;
Shipowners Complain of
Decision to supplement its work of
safeguarding Honolulu harbor, by re
questing the army authorities to fur
nish military guards for all docks and
piers after nightfall, and to keep sol
diers on board tramp steamers calling
here for bunkers with; explosive car
goes on board, was reached By the
board of harbor commissioner in a
special meeting thi morning.
At , 10 o'clock Monday morning
the board will raeet again in special
session, to which representatives of
all steamer lines having agencies In
Honolulu, and representatives pf the
Inter-Island Steam Navigation Com
pany, Oahu Shipping Company, Young
Brothers, and all other owners of ves
sels having Honolulu as their home
port have begn invited to attend. The
resolution toehold this meeting was
passed a few minutes after noon, at
today's session. ' .
Will Hear Suggestions
Monday's meeting is for the purpose
of allowing the shipping men to tell
the board what measures for the fur
ther protection of this port against
possible damage and destruction, by
alien enemies they would like to? have
taken, to protect their, own and the
territory's Interests. . - ; ;
Docks Unprotected, Is Claim
This morning's special meeting was
called at the request of shipping, men,
(Continued on page three)
(Sredal by U. S. Wireless)
HILO,. HawaU, April 21. Kakae, a
Kamehameha boy, iias been lost near
the Volcano for two nights. A search
party is out looking for him but no
trace haa been found. . v"
MOBILIZATION OF WESTERN
DEPARTMENT IS ORDERED
(Associated Press by U. S. NaVal
SAM. FRANCISCO, Cal.f April 21.
Orders for the ' mobilization of . ths
whole : Western departir.ent were la
sued last night to takj effect May 1,
or as soon thereafter as possible.
The reserves for the Coast Artillery
Corps, Infantry, Cavalry and Field Ar
tillery, both light and heivy.'have also
been. called to the colors. v
: This last Includes ai! men who en
listed for. seven year,?, and .were fur
toughed to the reserve after the ex
piration of three years with the colors.
Men. Of this elas's, however, who have
been more than three years out of
the active ranks of the army are not
called out as yet
MILITARIST REGIME : ARE
IN BERLIN; RIOTS ARE BLG
10,000 Munition Makers Put Down By
Military In Magdebiirg---AIues Unre-
The Associated Press this afternoon sent the Star-Bulletin
the following" undated summary of news from Germany,
through various sources: . .
"Interest in. the French offensive on the Aisne battle line
has today given way to startling news from the interior of
fterrnarty.. ' . r,
"It is reported that 10,000 munition makers, who have
gone on strike in. the district of the fortress town of Magde
burg, have engaged in bloody riots, clashing with the soldiers.
They were only prevented from burning the city hall by
the calling out of the military to quell.them. . ,
"The leaders in the widespread strike at Berlin are .re
ported to have made demands cf such a revolutionary charac
ter that if the government complies with them, it means the
prompt ending of the militarist; regime in Germany. !
"No similar demands have been voiced in Germany since
the imprisonment of Dr. Karl Liebinecht, . the Socialist leader,
for treason after he had criticized the government and called
for a change in important matters of administration. i
"The demands now made by the strike (leaders include
the release of all political prisoners, including Uebknecht.
Reports came today cf new strikes at the Essen and llagde
burg Krupp munition works. . : . ,; ;; --;, ' '.' ? '
"As indications of the senousness of tne internal trouwes
of Germany, Gen. vpa Hindenburg, chief of staff, has appealed
to, the .workersdenouncg1 the strikes as t inexcusable crimes r
;? i ;-!'Ueahwhile G.exL.Niyelle:'cpin con
tinues.' bis unrelenting pressure aguipt the enemy on the weot,
and -indications .are that, the British forces under Gen.; HMf
are nrenarinflr lor another tremendous ' offensive,' -'.i V"'
French Continues Gains On Vest;
Nev Artillery Battle Is UaTmjj
(Associated Press by U. S. Naval Wlreleta) . ' ;
PARIS, France, April 21. Gen. Nl voile's troops, ' pounding steatUIy
against the German front to-lay, made gains south of Juvincourt and cart
of Coutcy. .';..''..''''.'; --'1. - -:'':'' :V
A German attack today against Mont Haut has failed. ; " r
: East of Cranne and north of Rhelms a new beavy gun battle Is ragins
today. :; '' ''-' ' ' ' ' ' "' "' .' ' , '
Nineteen thousand prisoners and more than 1500 guns are but a part of
the gigantic booty taken by the French under Gen. Nlvelle since last Mon
day saw the launching of the present offensive In the Champagne country
'which is'stni pressing the Germans back everywhere between the Solsson
front and the sectors north of Rhelms. ;, '1. - ' '
Berlin last night was forced to ad mit that the German lines along the
banks of the famous river AIsn, between Fort de Conde and Soupir, a dis
tance of about three miles, had been broken; The German general staff alio
admitted the loss of the-positions in t hat front known as the "SlerfreM
forts," but claims that "the secor-d French attempt to break through our
lines In the Champagne country has resulted In a failure."; , ,'. . " ,
Sent ' Down
(Associated Frees ; by U. S. Naval
- Wireless) C V
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April
21. The Belgian relief ship Kongsli
has been sunl: either by a mine or
submarine, with one person missing.
(Associated Press by XJJ S, Naval
':, ' - i Wireless) :-- '
LONDON England. April 21. To
day the British progressed on the west
front, capturing the village of Gonne
lieu, between SL ' Quentin and Cam
brai. ;' . j''-' ',' ';..: :
HUNDREDS OF TEUTON
. SPIES MAY BE ARRESTED
WASHINGTON, . D. C, April 21.
Officials of the department of justice
last night announced that they expect
to arrest more than 300 Germans who
have been unier close surveillance
because of their activities prior to the
declaration of war. It la believed that
the, arrests will be made within 24
hOUrS.;--: ' '.
HIL0 WINS BASKETBALL -.GAME
; (Speciar by U. S. Wireless) ,1
HUo, Hawaii; April 21. The HUo
boarding school: last ..night , defeated
the Kamehameha kchool basketball
i team by 29 to 11 la an exciting game.
(Associated Press - by ' V. 3. Naval
r Wireless) ' 4 ' .
BUENOS AIRES, Argentine, Aprit
21. The Argentine government today
sent a note to Germany demanding
satisfaction for the sinking of the Ar
gentine sailing ship Mcnte Protegldo.
The minister to Berlin has been In
structed to sever diplomatic relations
Immediately if Germany eradejr re
sponsibillty for thect ; . -, -
ilfl!!S?0iiilTi::i : s
F.;o3!j ir...:. "
(Associated. Press .by S Navai
-', -. .'. ' v- ; Wireless) , ' ' . '".'
. WASHINGTON, D. April 2L
The National Council of Defense yes
terday Issued a. call to the heads of
railroads an-i coastwise shipping firms
for a conference to be held here Mon,
day. ' -
; it fs understood lhat It Is the Inten
tion to discuss the question of trans- ,
pcrtation of ' supplies to the Allies
from Interior points and alsa the best
means of coordinating the work of the
steamer lines and the railroads so.
that as little as possible time shall be
lost ' ; "'" : . ' -.-:"'
25TH INFANTRYMEN DOI.'IG.
PATROL WORK ON HAWAII
(Special by V. S. WlreleS3
HILO, Ha waiL April 2L Solilers of
the 25th--Infantry are doLng. patrol
work here and at other places on the
Big Island. 4 ' " ..' "