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Evening: Bulletin. Est. 1882, Ka 6980
24 PAGES HONOLULU, TERBITOBY OF HAWAII, SATURDAY, DECEMBEBf 29; 1917. 24 PAQES ;
PEICE FIVE CENTS
Hawaiian Star, ye! XXV, No. gpzi.
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Statement to?StBuUs' W
Handling of Refuged, ; Vessels In Honolulu,
Intnnation of His ; KVowledge of ; Arms n
Ho'-xtia. and RclationjV.With Capt. Grasshof
of U.crned Uunboat uper;
Hackfeld & Company, tc-da
any. "underhanded work' ui
iflitor. Honolulu SUi-Bulletla; .
; , " , Honolulu. i.;ivv ,;..';V;, -f
DSr return from Francisco.
- r. Hi been caiieo iu
fllCh my name to connec.
h'; with- various matter, which ap-
't r" 7 darinr my ab-
Pr, and for theenem 01 the pub
sence, ana "f"" fv th , following
CtaceilSTIONS AS TO GERMAN ;
referring to an editorial ot Thurt
number 6, 19l7.
-t . ; . .'
i hipping . department - of
siued an '.explicit 4 denial - of
dating with German ships,
officers or crews in Honolulu. : ; . ' -
Tn n-filmed Btatcment to tne. iwr,,oi;uiB:.pwTouiu,
THnhn deals in detail ith h : handling of the tierman
W ii Rhh)s when the harbor boVil was attempting to secure
ol from local whan-cs.
- He also deals witli tbe fact of Ams being on the Bteamcr
Holsdtia, d&laring :.Ut UU achv.feW
t,n 4V, TTMR.itia7s cartro was uicmeu u cciii"'
to the custom house here. -
, The statement, today refep, , L.
to the' accusations -implied .in; lltteflShlp I IWCC
the diary of; Captain ura
of Uie interned gunboat Geier
that Ivlebahn had knowledge of
violations of .neutrauiy, -bahn
-insists that his actions
throughout, have, heen above
board. : .' .
The major portion of his
statement refers to the Tefer-
encesjnthe Grasshof; diary
made rubUc witk,the;authon-
; : ii.u.silirit
ence ' cfTicc here.
lie denies that he. is imph-
ted through! tboGrayhof
ry and declares:: ! have
pieced my cards .openly on the
table, and have not withheld
"uvthing froin.anybodyv .
"? i full it as foUows:
Tl; c laic uu. v.. , 917.
Reused Rodiek Ere
Finally Gof lt
j . nafiPTTiHer
' . uttia or a
-Id- between Superintendent
l4:?K.- Mr J: F. O. Hagena.and , my
f ' V Two WtloM of Georg Rodlelc -f
Tlce preFVnt' of H, Hackfeld &
Co. . and rmer German consul
4- here, for kturallzation were t.
fused ItfA he -waa fJnallr allow, f
t- fid- to-beciar am American dti--f
ten by thecal federal eonrt,
47 eording V records of the f ed
4 : . Rodiek ;w (irst admitted to
4- American clanship 'on - August"
f! 13, 1907, by finer Judge Sanford
f ,D. Dole.'.; At&ey R. W. Breck
4- ons, then V.;U.torner, appeaW--4-ed
from the opt'g order to the
4- court of appeaof the ninth dr-' 4
4- cuit on the- gind : that - Rodiek 4
4- ha.'a not decTartei intention tor 4
4 become an - AWican v fof two 4
4. years prevlois. -kv :f VlttV'
4- A few years Ar Rodiek fUed 4
4 a new petition Mpaturallzation,
4- but this was - did by former
4 Federal Judge Aander G. 51.
4 Robertson "for v of prosecu- 4 ;
4Uon." ::: :-'.-- - --; .4-4-
Rodiek then filW third peU 4-4-
tion and he.was a4tted.to dtl- 4
4- zenshlp on Noveiip .20, 1912.
4 Thia peUtlon showkjaf oe was
4- born in Altenesch, imany , ,4
V NUMBER 46,7 IS
the question is finally askedr,
r ranee that there would be no xur
Jr"n;e to the vessels; . ; .
1 From" hat source I 6ot Information
t3 tns -.i. -d b-y what
rfS thVVra for rU,
tlir l c1 the vemU transmitted to the
'TciiyVrter the release ofthe
(Assodatad Tttu by V- 3.
LONDON. Eng Dec 21
Ish hare' taken 46,712 war
fc! l-"-ratioa SUtion InTebruary I
V:!i7rcessary. to the Interest ol
itncart Vhe protecUon of the
tcrkt at Honolulu, to assure my-
(Cci-U-ed cn rage Two.) -
. (This reference Is ragui Appar
ently it refers to the prisoTien
within a recent .period oftiitlng.
The British captured many.Vigimij
In thef recent Palestine operas) ;
lfJPW YORK STOCK
I ' MARKET TO!
i x, 111.
rkhan and J. B. UghUoot.
and tdwln Fernandex, Re-
1 r-rvohiv rorriDOSB uie
' -' K V . -Today.
Alaska Gold .........-$";
American Sujar Rffl.-.V
American TeU.A TeU ..v 104'a
Anaconda Copper . .... 59 -
Atchison JJJf -'
Caldwln' Loco, . . . i . . , 57V2
Baltimore & Ohio . 52
Dethlehem Steel . . 734
Calif. Petroleum U.v. ;134
Canadian Pacific .;.. 138 ?
C, M. & SL P. (St. Paul) 47
Colo. Fuel & lron ...i.
Guard Commander' Criticized
for Absence from Camp and
Attendance at the Officers
Training Camp; Some Gamb
ling, No Intoxication; Facili
ties v Inadequate, Investiga
tors Find; Johnson Makes
Public 'Criticism of Himself
and Calls, for General Coop
eration to i Remedy Faults;
Under; Regulations.; Cannot
Give Names of Others v
'Brig. Gen. Samuel I. Johnson, adju
tant general of the territory,, today
gave to the S,tar-J3ulletin a statement
which be asserts to be a summary of
the finding of the board of toYesti
gatlon named by order" of Governor
Plnkham some weeks ago to look in
to numerous criticiems'fhat haye been
! campment at Kawalloa, this ; island
1 Criticism of. rarlous '-of fleers, lnclud
" ing Gen. Johnson, himself as camp
commander. Is - made in the report
dealing with ( conditions at the; camp,
; he states, but owing to strict military
regulations this criticism must be and
will be forwarded only to the officers
, concerned. Criticism of himself, which
he Asserts is at times eeTere, is un
marixed and printed herewith, . 'v
iThe summary of'the repoYt shows
among other ; things ? that gambling
was Indulged In to a small extent at
the camp br some officers and enllstr
ed men; . that liquor was used, in smalt
quantities at the camp but Tn no case
by: enlisted men; that no case of 1h
toxicaUon -was determined;: that' there
was absolutely' no prostitution, at theJ
vauiy, iu&t (uo nue 01 Biciaesa among
the .men was r remarkably low, that
traneportation facilities within " the
camp were inadequate, (hat the troops
were not sufficiently equipped for
&day encampment, that reports-of the
waterfront riot hare been exaggerat
ed, that the mess for officers was un
satisfactory.. - - , i . x-'- .V'
:'":;--";i.'f;..;:- Future Policy ,; ;' v,
In! glrihg out J the statement the
general expressed his proposed policy
for Jhe future, as follows:
' "I can only sax that, owing to the
elimination of married men, 60 per
cent of the : present enlisted wen and
30 per cent of the officers came Into
the guard since July 1. It will take the
combined efforts and "team work ' of
an the officers to get the guard ready
for ,a creditable ; showing af the com
ing annual Inspection, which Is to ,be
held -during the first quarter of 1918.
No time will be wasted and the inten
sire training program already, pub
lished will begin oar Wednesday;" Jan-'
nary 2. ; ; r.- :".... t::- "
During the next three months the
guard wiU make rapid strides toward
efficiency. Also, I will be able, to prove
that the three hard ,months of Inten
sive training that I,? myself, Bpent Jn
the , training camp have not been
; (Contlnttea m paci twn ;
HAWAII GIVEN HONOR OF
IN A UGURATING RED CROSS
CAMPAIGN IN THE SCHOOLS
President Wilson, in Statement Published in Star-Bulletin for
First Time Anywhere in; United States, Urges Teachers to
Inculcate, Lessons of War. and Make Red Cross Magazine
Part of Curriculum
Lessons of the War
: . Some months ago I had occasion to send a message to
f school officers urging them to increase materially, the time
and attention devoted to instruction bearing on the prob-.
lems of community and national life. I "called attention
then to the fact that this was not a plea for temporary en
largement , of the, school program appropriate merely to
the period of the war, but a plea for the realization in pub
lic education of the new emphasis which the war. has given
to the ideals of democracy and to the broader conceptions
of national life. :r ; "
The American Eed Cross devotes itself to the extension
of our ideab and, the spirit' of humanity. Nowhere can its
cause be exerted to better advantage than in the schools,
and I am "glad to knowof the wide-spread plan which brin ;
young people into junior membership. s :
:M' I am told that the articles from The Red CrossJ Magazine,
! which in spirit explain and extend these interests,-are being,
used fas reading lessons , in thousands of schools, and that
the coming numbers of the magazine will contain articles
"especially designed for this patriotic purpose.: "This planV4
is excellent, and I look forward to a willing, cooperation
among school officers "to carry out the idea to the fullest
.extent. j '
OF VlCTOilf B0LS!:i:jf (IV
To forge REGflsr;mc:J ol:s.
Way to Petrograd-vPhing's Army,
Preparing For Battle, Has to Stop to
Kght Grtt Snow - ...
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I'Oil'T ATTEST IIEI1
LOVALiTV TO JUDGE
Protests Entire:' Loyalty But
Declines to Accede to Judge
NEW, YORK, TJ.- xV Dec. 2. Re
port today show that, the winter cold
I is almost unprecedented in many parts
In Sioux City, la, the thermometer
is iS degrees below sero; in Omaha tt
Is 20 below, and in Duluth 30 below.
lln New York It is below zero alsa
PUTi inPT Dun t
1 ma,, x u, -vv. x
.- .-J a. mi.
'ir,Uy today, halting the cars. It is
Crucible Steel ; - - -rV " 2l6lAm:GTON Dcc A
. ' "I K
) General Electric
r' tve civU service commia-i General Motor,.new ,i7
it was learned loaaj.i Great Nortnem, kto.
Inter. Harv n. j. .
-h J. Fern, who has the an-
m iki. AAwineclnn.
4i rTf Tor Luia 1"-!
t:-" ' ta deny or ttrirm that these
?;;E Vod Ske: up the HsV tut It
' w-s r ncrally -current aDoui mo w
I "1 tit. these three men were cer
' i-'a "for the poslUons. -
v annourced at. the session of
-4 lzzr cupervisort which :me
h rocn Tass the payrolls that the
:T ready iw uuuiuii
1 8974 "91
. 4 . 4.
V:; r rmcls sian. but fes the meet-j u. S. Steel
r ' e''3-purpose of passing payrolls,
TVs dc-iied to put the maUerover
t'-1 t Tr r. iar nooil when - the board
L W-i "
Kennecott Copper ....V
VehlBh R. R. ... .i.
New York Central
Reading Common ...... j
Southern Pacific ? .
Studebaker . -, . : . 'i .
Texas OH . ; .
blanket of snow and ' a great
b. of intense cold Is reported in the
try at large today.
e cold snap covers aU the coun-
m the upper Mississippi va:ier
weather bureau announcea that
1 win probably moderate In the
states soon, but holds out no
ellef for the eastern states.
"-!!n ' meet ana oiscusb
cs that tt 9 mayor might bring
8814 V 88
824 82 .
;40, ' 3875
Bid. tEx-dlvldend. ' tUnquoted.-
Evidently an error as previous quo-
itatlon was 42. 4 .
1 ration for the celebration of
Sheriff Charles ,tL Rose
an , order regulating tho
fireworks , may be dis
i. " 7 Jd from 4 p. m. to 10 p. nt,
set aside Is fom 1 p. tcl
31, and from. 6 a. tn.
- i: ik. rni :lfi7.fna tti thsi-"ehnSretf!.ijt;;:ij''Y.v:ii
JuLfMSldent' Woodmwilsoas ieartay endor?4Hhvi4eaief Iftngtes
the children of the.unitea states ana iisterriiaries reuuuu
-new emphasis which the war has 4iTen.tohe,ideal : of democracy, , In a
statement which e gave ta P N. Doubleday, head of .Doubled ay. Page & Co.
publishing firm, who Is visiting Honolulu-a Utement:which; todays ap
vpears In the Star-BulIeUn for the first time in print anywhere. The presl-
dent asks the cooperation of school teachers to- carry, out the ,' idea of
-teaching children the "Lessons of War." f ? ; ; ::
Jn line" with the. suggestion of the
president In this messagei a meeting;
ot the heads of the depatthumt cf edu
cation here and ; others Interested la
the work, was held Friday no jn In the
University Club and It was Cecidcd to
proceed 4with the propositloa imme
diately, and put the Red Cross maga
line in the hands of thu teacher of
the schools of the territory.
"Hawaii is the first place under fcia
American flag to start this work," s&fd
Mr. Doubleday yesterday, "but the
other territories! and states will fol
low However, 3 the honor of starting
U win oe. yours.
The honor of being the first Amen-
can publication to print President
Wilson's message' on "Lessons of
War belonga to the Star-Bulletin end
Mr. Doubleday explained that tne rea
son .for Hawaii sharing these double
honors was one and the same.
Shortly after the plan was conceived
of ! the Idea of educating Young Ameri
ca as to what the war means, through
the medium -of the Red Cross Maga
sinei Mr. Doubleday called upon Pres
ident Wilson for, a statement as to
what he thought of It. President Wil
son gave him the statement publish
ed above bu before Mr. Doubleday
could take steps to publish it he was
asked by the American Red Cross So
ciety to depart -on a Red Cross nus
slon. to the Orient and while Prest
dent Wilson's statement will appear
In the February number of-the Red
Cross Magazine, the Star-Bullethv re
ceives the honor of publishing it first.
As he had to leave the East imme
diately to catch a . steamer for the
Orient Mr.. Doubleday; was unable to
open his campaign among the schools
on the 'mainland. He stated yesterday
that it would be taken up shortly in
the United States , but that Hawaii
would have the honor of being the
first to begin the work.
, Present at the meeting yesterday
when ways: and means for broader.
education of children were discussed
were r Superintendent of Education
Henry W-Kipney,-A. F. Griffiths, E.
T. Chase, C. T. Fltts, J. A. Rath, Pro
fessor M. M. Scott, W. C. Avery, A. L.
Castle of the Red Cross, and F. N.
Want' Magazines Donated
It was decided to carry out the idea
to the fullest extent as requested by
the president In his message and to
that end It was further decided to ask
through the medium of the local -press
for all subscribers to the Red Cross
Magazine to send their copieas soon
as . they have . finished reading "TTTem
to a committee 'which will see to if
that the donated, magazines are dis
tributed among the teachers of the
schools. The teachers will use, the
educational features In the magazine
to instruct the children in broader
conceptions, of national life. There are
between 20CO and 3000 subscribers in
Honolulu alone. . V
It was pointed out by Mr. Double
day that .while the thought suggested
(Associated Press by U. S.' Naval Wireless)
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 29. The navy department today -made
public the details of . a victory by American de
stroyers over a submarine attacking vessels convoyed by the
naval forces. -.. - r-?vU:;.w-y;-; - ; :. v.
The attack occurred on Christmas eve, but the place is not
given out. un tnat aate tne aestroyers f anning and Nicholson
were convoying Ainerican vessels when the" Fanning sighted' '
'the npriMorte of a Knhmarine. "whieri!
I- X X . - . iX vvi tuu
Nicholson and one of the convoyed vessels. .:.'-.''. r
The Nicholson, being in a po
sition to repel the attack, im- .
mediately fired three : shells
and; the Fanning also got in
three : shots, : with - the result
that the submarine was hit sev
eral times. . Tho .U-boat, badly
crippled, came to the surface
and the crew surrendered. Tha
Fanning -passed a line to 'the-
crippled xliver but the subma-
rine, - filling with water, sank '
qufcklyf the; line was 'cut- and "
the crew jumped into the sea. .-
:f"AfeW of them. were entanirled
in .the debris,' the wireless mast
falling overboard. The others
were iescued, taken on: board
the destroyers, given clothing
and fed. . When they had been -made
, comfortable the "; erst
while TJ-bpat sail 0 r s' sang ;
cheerily. -' . . - y
I TheBritish naval commander-in-chief
haa commended the
discipline and alertness of tho
American crews. " " Hst 1
(AMdatt rrai byU. . RtVu wtrsiMi.) ;
4-4- 4- 4- 4-.4 4- 4 4
4 NEW YORK. N.iY- Dec 23.-
i 4- Paul Hennlg. a naturalized Ger-
4- man. who ls a . foreman In a 4
; 4- Brooklyn factory making" torpe'41
4 does for' united BUtes naval use, -v
4-jwas today lodged M Jail charged
f4-rwxth: treason; iris, allejred tRiXTf
4-Tlennlg altered - the gyroscopes f
4 being , made.la .tne plant so that 4
4- the - torpedoes on J. which the
4 gyroscopes were fixed would be 4
4- worthless; 'It is, also safd that ,4
4- he so changed the machinery that 4
4 the torpedoes,. If launched. . not 4
4- only would not go to their-ipark, ,4
4- but might even be dangerous to 4-
4. the vessel which set thenx, ofL f
17II1TE RUSSIA" '
(Aitdclafa Praas tr V. S.Ssval WlrmIM.t .
ne MaKe btaiemeni 10 Mim the Petrograd-Bolsheviu government
and Jxas announced, us maepenaence
and the establishment of a 'republic
This was announced In a Petrograd
despatch to London which said that
the Roda would , meet at Minsk and
that from there the decree proclaim
Ing Independence and the forming of
a new nation would be Issued..
.While the number of White Rus
sians is not large,, estimated as about
4,500,000, and they have little wealth,
the- announcement is important as
showing the continued upheaval
against Bolshevik ism and the disinte
gration of the'once vast empire.
They are located chiefly In Grodno,,
Smolensk, Vitebsk, Minsk, Mogilev and
Chernigov. They are largely T pea
anis sod tare been kept down; by
lack of land, which . was In the hands
of the large holders. .It is expected
they will cast their lot with the Cos
sack forces as against the Bolshevik!.
(Continued on page Two)
Personally, Following Estate
Hearing i -
Following the' refusal of Circuit
Judge C. W. Ashford to appoint the
Hawaiian Trust Co. as administrator
of the estate of the late W...C. Parke
on the ground that one of its em
ployes possessed pro-German tenden
cies. Miss Grace Carroll, of 2420 Liliha
street, this morning resigned her post
tion as a stenographer for the Institu
'After Judge Ashford had been not!
fieu by attorneys of the womanjs reslg
nation, he immediately signed an or
der appointing the company adminis
trator of the estate under bond In the
sum of 1200,000.
Miss Carroll Is a sister-in-law of
Carl du Roi, manager of B. F. Ehlers
& Co. She was born in America and
is said to be of Irish descent.
Hawaiian Trust Company j officials
went fully into the case this .morning.
At noon E. D. Tenney,- president of
the company, issued a statement de
tailing' briefly the facts In the case
and the acceptance of Miss Carroll'
tendered resignation. .
In the statement given out. on be
half of the trust company, the name
of the stenographer Is not given. The
company makes an emphatic enuncia
tion of a policy of thorough loyalty.
The statement follows;
Judge Ashford yesterday stated
"in court that the Hawaiian Trust
Company, Limited, was employing
a person who was a German sym
pathizer in the war and disloyal
to the United States of America.
. The Trust Company has had no
alien enemies in its emuloy, and, -in
fact, , no , person " of German
blood. On investigation It was
found that the charge of disloyal
ty was confined to a single em
ploye, a stenographer' of Ameri
can birth and citizenship who on
the entry of the United States in
to the war had . announced her
loyalty to her country. ;
In the presence of several other
representatives! of. ; the Trust .
Company, I liad an interview , this
morning with this stenographer
and she explicitly and emphatical
ly usserted her loyalty to America
(Continued on icate two.
U. S. WILL PAY LITTLE
ATTENTION TO "PEACE"
TALK OF B0LSHEVIKI
lAssocUUd Prrt ky V. a. imrat WtrIM.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.--Unles&
there! shall be further and untoward
developments which shall require ex
tended reply that may arise from the
negotiations that have been in prog
ress and are to be resumed Jan. 4 be
tween the Bolsbevikis and the Central
Powers, it Is not the Intention of the
United States to elaborate upon or to
further expound the statements of the
United States war alma and purposes
as they were laid down by President
Wilson in his reply to the peace pro
posals of the pope and as he has fur
ther set them forth since on various
occasions in different messages to
the congress of the United : States.
This is learned from sources that are
close to' government officials who
should know and if prevailing
belief in diplomatic circles. - : s ,
The opinion also prevails that the
other Allies wll 1 ; follow- a similar
course and indications of this were not
wanting yesterday, - ' . ;
m '' f - -.
The funeral of Major Hadra,' 1 who
died yesterday, will, be held tomorrow
morning at 10:45 o'clock at the Borth
wick undertaking parlors. Burial will
be In San Antonio, Texas, the body L
be, sent thA first week In Jannarr,
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec.
29. News has . been received
here that the -BoMeviki fac
tion is attempting , to force
from the Allied powers recog
nition of its status as the main
K u s s 1 a n government.: An .?
American aipiomatic .courier
Who passed here- on his way to
Pterograd was refused admis-
sion to the Bolsheviki lines on
the ground that his pass was .
not vised by . the , Bolsheviki v
minister at Stockholm. ; :
It is assumed that in this way .
the. Bolsheviki hope to express
their attitude in insisting on
complete and direct recognttion
for their own foreign represent
atives. " - "
"WITH THE A5IEBICAN "
ARMY in France, Dec 29. .
For the: fourth day along the " '
lines held by the American -
army the snowfall has been "in
tense. ' - - -
The American expeditionary,
forced whiclr has; been prepar
ing for battle, has ceased these
preparations in order ; to fight A.,
the. ' mow. Wide 'road; have "
been, plowed in the heavy banks. '.
1 ne , training nas Deen naiiea
but will be resumed immeaiate
ly the sridw ceases falling.
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(XsMUte Prta It Xf. 5. Ksl Wara:s4
PETROGRAD, ' Russia, Dec. 23. II
Is persistently rumored' - here -... that
King Ferdinasd ot RunanU will at:
cate the thrce in favor cf ' Prlr:f
Charles. Th rumor carrot t a cc
firmed. ; . . ;