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K.-e&aig liulletm. Est. 1SS2. No.
Hawaiian Fur,.- Vol. XXIV. No. 7 ;
2S PAGES HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SATURDAY, APRILl, 1917. 28 PAGES
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DE SETTLED IW?
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 reappointment of J. IL
Fisher as auditor the senate will this
afternoon confirm or attempt at least
to confirm the name of Bertram G.
Rivenburgb as commissioner of public
'.lands. :'..-, .r.1 ''',
Upon rood authority the Star-Bulie
tin leirned today that -tie name of
Rivenburgh would be', confirmed in
this afternoon's , session of the sen
ate. Also upon good authority it was
learned that this action was in ; the
lature of tra,le with the governor
' that be in return would rename J.
i h Usher as aulitor of the territory,
fhe disagreement between the gov
ernor and the atmate, which reached
a climax 3 estvrlay afternoon when
the senate voted 11 its 4 to' inform the
governor by letter that'll would take
no action on any of hi? appointments
until such time : as all of them had
j been made, wi;l.thns ccme to & close
' with a victory for both sides, astne
: saying . i'.-.-.'-.-
This Is the straitM r'dote," to use
a sporting phrase. If It goes wrong
that will be because those In 'the sen
ate who wish to put-It through have
not reckoned juiglit tn their numbers. I
They beSee they can marshal nine;
. votss tow ard success.
Report Oovemer is Willing '
1 Today it wa 1 whispered about the
senate corridors thet,. senators who
'. had called upoi The governor to sound
liim out on the -appointment matter
had found him frilling- to meet the leg
islative body on the balf-way ground
mentioned ; la, ' the vferegolngv para,
graphs.;,- v.-.--V4 --;.;-: r.:-
- - Tbe ietxa-le f O'-ila-" confirm r. Rfveri :
burgh or not. Just as It saw fltIn turn
the governor : coi ti sfnd down J the
- name of some dthcr" person fcr the au
ditor's Job. Tist was the, way the
' matter had stood until, this afternoon
when toe eenat9 session started.
Genats Wsarles of Game
Senate' members, for the most part.
seem to be growing tired of the dif
ference on a ppointments .between
themselves .and the governor which,
starting as byplay, has waxed mot
and more until 1 fcr reached the "ormii
: sending of a Jetler to . the executl
chamber1 and the deferring of Riven
burgh's appointment yesterday for the
tenth time. - -
, All of the senators like RJvenburgh;
they'd hate to see hla name go uncon
firmed at the close of the session.
But also they like Fisher, who has
been Bervlng without new appointment
. since last c j ring. The business ele
ment of the city Is also said to be
strongly In favor of Fisher, and to
have worked h.ird for Ills reappoint
(Special by U. S. Wireless)
inLO, Ilawsli, April JI.Kakae, a
Kamehamela boy, ha been lost near
tbe Volcano for two nights. ' A search
party Is out looking for him but no
trace has been fouud. -
I BASEBALL RESULTS
i TODAY v '
. NATIONAL LEAGUE
At Pittsburg Pittaburg 1, Chicago
At Philadelphia Philadelphia 1,
Brooklyn 4. - ' - ,
At New Yor iNew York 2, Boston
o. . .y .- ,
At SL LouisSL Louis 3, Cincin
nati 2. - .
; AMERICAN LEAGUE
At Boston Boeton ; New York 4.
At Washington Washington "- 11,
Philadelphia C. . ; ' ,
. At Cleveland Cleveland ; 4, - Detroit
5. . w v, ..,-.:r - :.r-
At Chicago Chicago" 2. SL LoulsO,
; 'AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 4
Cleveland , v. 4
St Louis .. ....... 3
Washington . ......... 2
Philadelphia . S
Detroit , ............ i 3
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New. York ............ 6 , 2
St. Louis . 7. . S '
Boston ..' ...i.......... 5-3 '
Chicago . 5; 5
Cincinnati . 6
.Philadelphia .,, . 2.;-' 5..
Httsburg ............ S .'..7 ..
Brooklyn . 2 S
Some of The Week's Events in (tetib&ri--By Poole
! P'--1 rreersafwiess' carpcmj wuu MM fill tl jSiUlilL I
HERE. POn ' P . lLcotcM Ti.&ys - &HU.I JfslZZlM
XsS THEM v I !j '
IORTHE MELEE. w UT N JJiSo-' OUTYOU. r- S-iSSS 'VVV
: . S ' BRUTE! Mt'uu..iiv 3' .
Mill I I .PIP "Hill 1 ! I 1 " . .
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Ashfdrd Gives Instructions and
Two Committees Named; .
f : Rice and Fish First
Special committees of the grand
jury, are now investigating the Jump
tn the cost of food in Honolulu. ,
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
hen the grand jury made Its report
of the afternoon a 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 investi
gation and a full report. :
. The grand Jurj- 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. ,
Rica and Fish First 1 . -
One committee 4 was delegated to
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.
In his message to the Jurors, Judge
Ashford said in regard to rice that it
was well known the price' had gone
soaring and he would like to know
the reason for such rise. Taking up
the matter of the greater cost of fish
and 8torIesin the press to the effect
that fishermen dumped .big catches
overboard to create an unnatural
scarcity and to maintain higher prices
the judge said the jury should investi
gate serlously ; ;
"In BibllcaL-tlmes, was 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 it Such
should be the case here. Tne people
of Hawaii are poor enough as it is in
many instances without suoYcom na
necessities as fish and rice coerirg
still more", . - ' f y ; ;:f
Huber Finds Nothing- v
United Statea District Attorney
Huber; who haa been looking into the
high cost of living in Hawaii for borne
time, and especially Into the increased
cost of rice, on the lookout for: pos
sible, violations of the Sherman anti
trust' act, says he has discovered no
unlawful combinations and inasmuch
as the Tlse here has not been so much
as in California does not think that
anything other than natural causes
has brought the greater cost . Y
Investigation Should Be Easy ' '
Judge Ashford instructed the grana
jury to bring Indictments against any
who might be Illegally combining 1n
restraint of trade and Attorney Huber,
on his part, will certainly bring action
for the United States", government
against any who may arpcar to be
violating federal acta. ; , .
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 60
few there should be no particular
difficulty in getting at the truth about
the whole situation."' v- ; ..... v.
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Submarine 15 was launched by the
Lake Torpedo Boat Coat Bridgeport.
Public and Private Agencies at
' Productions-Investigation of
- for By Judge Ashford r
. ' 4-
. Enthusiastic women of Honola
4- lo including HiwaliMiS are keyed
4- up to the necessity of home and
-f- municipal gardens to maintain4 as
f far as possible the present stand-
ard of the food supply of .the
4- city. " -:
4- As a result 25 women have sent -4
4- a petition to the house of repre-
4- sentatlves asking that govern- 4-4-
ment lands at Kalihi, Punchbowl 4-4-
and Palolo. tnis island, be irnrne-.
4- dlately opened for the purposes -f
4 of raising footl products for. the 4
4, benefit of the territory for.' the -4
4 duration of the war. i ' ' "4
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"Yesterday and today saw the devel
opment of many pluses in' the elans
for terrltory-wide ellmulation of: agri
culture to "feed" Hawaii flrat, With
side-tine of investicatldn into present
prices of some commodities. ;.;
Among the events are:,:
1. . Oahu schoola enter - Star-Bulle
tin's potato-growing contest on . large
scale. Details of this art given in
the school garden section of today's
paper.. ; S'-.. 'V" 'if
2. Representative Lyman Introduc
ed a resolution to establish courses in
truck-gardening land Ilarmlng' In all
public schools, with remuneration for
teachers giving such courses. -.
3. schools of Maul and Hawaii en
rolled in special. bean-gmwlng contest
under the auspices of the Star-Bulletin,
r- vr x.w:
4. Judge Ashford in charge to ter
ritorial Grand Jury' suggests investi
gation of ' food prices." Two commit
tees named. - '-': '-.r- '
- 5. Experiment station committee of
hawallan 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 make the Ha
waiian. Islands self-supporting, and so
far as possible independent of -the
mainland for staple food , ' supplies
making headway, the .plantations of
the Islands, under the leadership of
the , Hawaiian Sugar Planters' xAssocl
ation,vare entering, heartily into the
undertaking and are preparing to turn
over for this purpose large areas of
land. They have already ordered ex
tensive experiments at the, planters'
experiment station and in some .cases
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 plan
whereby every sugar plantation of the
Islands may devote as much land as
possible to the raising of foodstuffs,
Work ta Stimulate Gird'rt
Prices By Grand Jury Called
: 4 ;
the experiment station committee of
the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Associ
ation, members of tho U, S. . experi
ment station ard representatives of
the College cif Hawaii and the board of
commissioners of agriculture nd for
estry are to meet Monday , afternoon ai
i;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
waiTself supportingwas started a spe
cial meeting of the. trustees of the
planters' association was called and
Hamilton p.'. Agee, -director of its ex
periment station, was requested to in
vestigite and ' submit , suggestions.
Agee said ; this, morning that he had
(Continued on page seven)
This Isfty You!
. 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 Intended
for Oahu alone because of the scarcity
of seed potto, is becoming largo
an affair as the school and home gar
den .competition which- closed two :
weeks ago. vV. '
Search has failed to locate enough
seed potato to allow the contest to be
extended to all the Islands, tut the
Star-Bulletin haa 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 ; ; V ; ' .
Maui, Hawaii, Kauai and Molokai
1. Contest to begin at once; date of
closing to be announced later.
2. Applications to be sent to Hono
lulu- SUr-Bulletln, to Vocat'onal : In
structor Ken C Bryan,- Honolulu, or
to United . States experiment station
on or before May 1., '
, 3. Beans will be judged by weight.
Seeds to be furnished free, enough for
tep. hills. Seed to be sent out the
week following May 1.
. 4. Those schools ' of - Maul and Ha
waii which have written to Honolulu
to enroll as contestants In the potato
growing contest must , cow send in
letters stating whether or not: they
wish to enter the bean growing con
test. Schoola 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 on
each island, as for the potato growing
contest on Oahu $7.50, $5 and $3, for
first second and third places. X
Further announcement will be made
next Saturday with detailed ; instruc
tions for planting and cultivation.
Today a cablegram was sent to the
coast ordering the seed, which will
arrive In a little more than a week.
I). S. AMBASSADOR
Hostile - Demonstration - is in
- Contrast ' With Honors v
Shown to German ; v
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4 (A. P. by U. S. Naval WirelesAT4
4 ELr PASO, v Texas, April 21. 4
4 At a" session today of the Mex- 4
4 lean chamber of deputies Ameri- 4
4 can Ambassador Fletcher was 4
4 ereeted with a hostile demonsira- 4
4 tion by the delegates, being hiss- 4
4 ed by the assembly, while signal 4
4 honors were accorded, German 4
4 Minister Von EckhardW Six de- 4
4 legates escorted the Teuton mini- 4
4 ter to a seat while the assembly 4
4 went wild with - enthusiasm, the ,4
4 ovation -lasting thirty minutes. 4
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(Associated Press by U, S. NavaJ
Y'.-v.vV ; , ; Wireless) y:";; -
WASHINGTON; DC, April 21.
The National Council of Defense yes
terday issued a call to the heads of
railroads and coastwise shipping firms
for a conference to be held here Mon.
1 It is understood that it is the Inten
tion to discuss the question of trans
portation of supplies to the Allies
from Interior points and also the best
means of coordinating the work of the
steamer, lines and the railroads so
that as little aa possible time shall be'
(As&xrlated Press , by U. 3. ; Naval
' .; , Wireless) - "
BC ENDS r AIRES, Argentine. April
21. The Argentine government today
sent v note to Germany demanding
satlsfjxtion for the sinking of the Ar
gentina sailing ship Monte Pro tegido.
The n ilnister to Berlin has - been in
struct d to sever diplomatic relations
Immedately if Germany evades re
sponsitUity for the actj ; ;
SPiES MVY BE ARRESTED
WASKINGTON, D. C, ApHl 21.
Officials of the department of justice
last night announced that they expect
to arrest more than 300 Germans who
hare betn under ? close surveillance
because cf thelr-aetlvlties prior to "the
declaraticn of war. It Is believed lhat
the arrests: will be made : within 24 j
honrs. ... :);" .'".r r- fc5"-'f'Vv" '
mmm which mi m of
MILITARIST REGIL1E M.IMI
If BERLIN; RIOTS ARE BLOODY
10,000 Munition Makers Put Down By
Military In Magdeburg Allies Uhre
lenting on West German Destroyeirs
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
Oftrmany. ; . .
"It is reported that 10,000 munition makers, who ; have
gone on strike in the district' cf 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. ';."V....':-'','
''The leaders in the widespread strike at Berlin are re
ported to have made demands of such a revolutionary charac
ter that if the government complies with them, it means the
prompt ending of the militarist regime in Germany. ; r'
"No similar demands have been voiced in Germany since
the imprisonment of Dr. Karl Liebknecht, the Socialist leader,
for, treason after he had criticized the government and called
for a change in important matters cf administration. . ;
.: '.'The . demands now made by the strike leaders include
the release' of all political prisoners, including Lieblaecht.
Reports came today ,6f new strikes Jat the Essen and llagde-
"As indications 'of the seriousness of the internal troubles
to .the f workers, denouncing' the Strikes is , inexcusable crimes
against the fighters. . .-; v?- -''-"J X" ? 7 -
o Me4nwhiler.Gen NivelleJ commanding' the French, con
tiiues his unrelenting pressure against the enemy on the west:;
and indications are that the British forces tinder Gen. Haig
are preparing for another tremendous offensive." ' . ; :
French. Continue Gains On West; J
New Artillery Battle Is Rabins
v i " . : (Associated Press by U. S. Naval Wireless). ' i -PARIS,
France. April 21. -Gen. Nivelle'a . troops, pounding steadilr
against the German front today, mr.de1 gains south of JnTlncourt and eaft
' of Coutcy. -:'!; "--; :; ;-.,' ;- ' '-.;.';; -,.:.::
A German attack today against Mont Haut haa failed. . '. . -East
of Cranne and north of Rhelras a, new heavy-gun battle is raging
i today. ': -v,-;- ; . ': : - : " . , -
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 still pressing the Germans back everywhere between the Soisson
front and the sectors north of Rhelms. : - . . -
Uerlin.la8t night was forced to admit that the German lines along the
banks of the famous river Alan?, between Fort de Conde and Soupir. a 'II
tance of about three miles, had been broken. The German general staff also
: admitted the loss of the positions in that front known as the "Slerfreld
j forts,, but claims that "the second French attempt to. break through our
- lines in the Champagne country has resulted In a failure. ' , .
Raid; More Than -ICO SavcJ
' (Associated 'Press by U, S. Naval Wireless)': ' . N,,
LONDON, England, April 21. The British admiralty announced today
that two, and possfbly three, German destroyers were funk rn Friday night
during a raid on Dover. A flotilla of five war vessels formed the attacking
force. r One hundred and five German sailors were picked up after their
. ships were destroyed.' Two Dover patrol boats fought the raiders and es
caped undamaged, with few casualties.-; : . . ;
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First War Loan Is Oversubscribed
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f : (Associated Pres3 by U. S. Naval Wireless) -. .-; ;
. WASHINGTON, D. C April 21. The state department annbuncea the
safe landing in the United States of the British commission, headed by Sec
retary of State for. Foreign Affairs Arthur J. Balfour. First formal offering ;
of $200,000,000 of the two billion treasury certificates authorized by .Con
gress has already been greatly oversubscribed. The treasury department
fixed the Interest on the certificates at 3 per cent , : .
Turkey Reported Severing Re!
(AMCcialed Press by V. S. Naval Wireless) ' : ' ;
BASEL,- Switzerland, April -21. According to a Constantinople des
patch. Turkey has decided to stay with,, her allies, and it is reported has
notified the American embassy at Constantinople that diplomatic relations
with the United States have been severed. ' t
Am STERDXii, Netherlands,' April
21 The Belgian relief shJo Konsrsli
has been snnlc 'either by a mine or
submarine-,: with one person mlsslns.
Are Srink Durfc
Criiis!) Prop3 3
Uil Luoiuii iic.i
: ' LONDON, England,- April 21.-To-
day the British progressed cn tie ? : :t
front, capturing the vilUse cf C
lieu, between" St Quentia s: ! C
fcrai. . - , "