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GERMAN SHIPS CREWS
NOW ALLJN CUSTODY
Ships -Seized All Badly Damaged Fire Gutted
Cruiser Geier Boilers And Engines Ruined
Censorship Delays Big News
Attempt made to burn German cruiser Geler by her crew, followed by
arrest of crew by United States soldiers;
Seizing by U. S. authorities of eight Interned German merchantmen In
Honolulu harbor, besides also German naval collier Locksun, and the Im
prisonment of all their crews;
Discovery that every vessel had been damaged as much as possible by
crews before seizure;
Closing of Honolulu waterfront and patroling of habor for several
Capitol grounds filled with camping soldiers who are guarding prison
ers and patroling streets;
Damage to machinery of German ship O. J. D. Ahlera, In Hilo Harbor;
All these exciting events occured last Saturday and Sunday, but
thanks to a cast-iron censorship clapped on wireless and cable stations
in Honolulu by the naval authorities, not an inkling of any of it reached
Maui until the arrival of the Claudine mail on Tuesday morning.
Rigid Censorship At First ,
The censorship was maintained with unremitting rigidity until Tues
day when most of it was lifted. During Sunday absolutely no press dis
patches were permitted either to or from the mainland, as well as be
tween the islands. No explanation has been nade as yet for the im
posing of the restrictions or for the subsequent lifting of them. Inas
much as there are no German war craft or other vessels at large in this
part of the world no' one outside of naval and military authorities know
why such a move was considered necessary.
The seizure of the German interned cruiser Geier arid collier Lock
sun, and the merchant fleet which had sought refuge in the Islands at
the outbreak of the European war, followed instructions from Washing
ton. In fact soldiers and fire department stood idly by for five hours
on Sunday morning while smoke rolled in volumes from . the Geier,
waiting for Washington to act. The fire is said to have been raging on
the little cruiser for eight hours before it was finally taken in hand by
the Americans and after considerable difficulty subdued.
Ships Badly Damaged -
At least $500,000 worth of damage, it is estimated has been done
to the various vessels, chiefly to the machinery. Fires in most cases
had been burning under empty boilers since the middle of last week,
while the crews wrecked engine rooms and machinery to best of their
The naval vessels (Geier and Locksun) have been removed to
Pearl Harbor, and their crews also closely confined there. The
Geier had 280 men on board.
The crews of the merchantmen were arrested on warrants by the
United States marshal on charge of wrecking machinery of ocean going
vessels, contrary to law. They number in some 85 men, and are in
custody of United States Immigration Inspector Richard Halsey, who
is supplied with a guard of soldiers.
The ships in Island waters and their net tonnage, which were seiz
ed are as follows :
Geier (cruiser) ; Locksun (collier) ; Pommern, 4086; Prinz Walde
mar, 1737; Staatssekretar Kraetke, 1208; Setos, 3084; Loongmoon,
1245; Holsatia, 3540; Gouverneur Jaeschke, 1045; Hermes,115; O. J.
D. Ahlers (at Hilo).
Almost Martial Law
The streets of Honolulu on Sunday were in the hands of soldiers
who kept the crowds back, particularly along the waterfront. Military
authorities have revoked all leaves of absence, and there are no soldiers
in Honolulu except those on duty. The Capital grounds have been turn
ed into a camp site for soldiers on guard, and notification served oh the
Carnival authorities that it will not be available for Carnival purposes
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M. February 9, 1917.
WAILUKU, MAUI CO.,
Nearly Half Million
For Road To Hana
Another Bond Issue Talked Of By Leg
islators For Road Building Might
Be Built By Territory
Word comes from Honolulu to ef
fect that legislators there are talking
of a J4.000.000 loan bill for road build
ing in the Territory. $1,000,000 to be
allotted to each county. Should such
a bill go through Maui will undoubted
ly realize her dream of a scenic road
through to Hana, and probably also
the talked-of automobile road to the
top of Haleakala.
In connection with the first mentlon
edj project. It Is of interest to know
that County Engineer Cox has Just
completed some comprehensive estim
ates on the cost of putting a first class
macadam surfaced road through from
Kailua to Join the new road several
miles the other side of Keanae. a
distance of some 15 miles. According
to his figures the work could be done
for under $500,000. Without a mace-
dam surface the cost would of course
be materially lessened, but owing to
the rainy character of the district it
would possibly he impractical to rot
Should the plan of "territorial
roads" which has been 'talked of from
time to time, be adopted, this belt road
would be built at the expense of the
territory and ndt of the county. The
theory of this plan is that roads that
are of general use to tourists and peo
ple of the Islands as a whole, rather
than to local people only, are of ter
ritorial rather than of local value and
should be maintained from the gener
Much Road Work Is
Suporvisers Order Work Started In
Various Districts Kula And Hana
Both Are Remembered Other
A number of new pieces of road
work were authorized by the board of
supervisors at their meeting yester
day, and possibly more may be author
ized before the meeting ends.
At a cost of perhaps $800 the coun
ty engineer was instructed to proceed
with a new road to relieve the Keo
kea homesteaders of Kula, by the con
struction of a road from the main
government road at Keokea, mauka to
the Chinese Y. M. C. A. hall.
Some three or four miles of road
are also to be built between Makena
and Keoneoio, in Ulupalakua. This
will take some time and will cost a
total of about $2000.
Also half of the proposed relocation
of the road between Hana and Kipa-
hulu is to be undertaken now. Work
is to start on the Kipahulu end and
about 2000 feet of the total 4000 will
be constructed at this time. The cost
will be about $2000. The new location
will eliminate a grade of thirteen per
cent and substitute one of five per
cent. All of this road work la to be done
by tho county under its regular road
The Supervisors also ordered work
started on a new road from Honoka
hau Valley to Kalaulaolao.
W. F. Pogue was instructed to con
struct a new road through Honopou
gulch, in the Kailua district, in order
to reduce the grade.
Fire Does Damage To
Fire on Tuesday afternoon of this
week destroyed the barn and servants
quarters and threatened the main
house on the George Wilbur home
stead at Kuiaha. No one was about
the place at the time, the Wilburs be
ing in Wailuku and the Japanese care
taker at the place being away with
his family. It is reported that two
horses narrowly escaped being burn
ed. It is not known definitely how the
fire originated. A
HAWAII. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY
Didn't Know Case
Had Been Settled
Hawaiian Litigant Wants Suit Re
openedSays His Attorney Acted
Without His Knowledge
Application for a motion to set aside
a stipulation in the case of J. W. Am
brose vs. Kealakaa, was granted yes
terday by Judge Edings, and the mo
tion will be heard on Saturday. Feh.
The proceeding, which was institut
ed by Attorney E. R. Bevins, contem
plates me re-opening or tne case in
question which was settled by agree
ment out of court some months ago.
The petition alleges that the settle
ment was made by Eugene Murphy,
then, attorney for Keniak
his client's knowledge or consent,
ana to nis suDsequent. Tne case in
volves a Valuable nleca nf honoh nrn.
perty at Lahaina claimed as a part of
the Bishop Estate and aIho bv KpaIa.
kaa claims it by adverse possession.
Friends Of Chinese
See Body Devoured
Hana Man Falls Into Sea And Sharks
Take Body Was Fishing From
Rocks West Of Town
To-fall from a rockv cliff Into Ihn
sea and be eaten by sharks is the
dreadful fate which befell Ah Tin, a
kamaaina Chinaman of Hana lnKt
The unfortunate man had gone out
alone: the cliffs nf KhpIpIt
of Hana. with a nartv nf Tin wntlnna
to fish from the rocks. The party
scattered and Ah Tin was left by him
self with his two dogs. About noon
when the Hawailans started home
ward they noticed the Chinaman's
dogs by nhemselves, and started a
hunt for the maRtAr. A fpw mnmanti
later they discovered the body float
ing at me loot or tne can, ana wnne
they looked a laree shark anneared
an seized it. In a few minutes it dis
How the man happened to fall is
not known. He was probably either
killed by the fall, or so injured that
he drowned for there appeared to be
no life in the bodv when a served bv
the fishermen. The deceased was
about 56 years of age. He was a vege
table grower, and had lived for many
years in tne Hana district.
Hana Magistrate On
Trial For Assault
Row Over Piece Of Land Results In
Arrest Of Palakiko Brothers
Mrs. Kokookalani Is Complainant
District Magistrate Howard E. Pa
lakiko, of Hana, and his brother David
Palakiko, are on trial in the Wailuku
district court on charge of assault and
battery committed on Mrs. Kokooka
lani, also of Hana. The case is the
outgrowth of a dispute over the
owneship of a certain piece of land at
Hana, but because of the position of
one of the defendants and other
circumstances, all Hana seems to be
divided into factions over the matter.
The row in which Mrs. Kokookalani
is alleged to have been roughly handl
ed by the district magistrate and his
brother, took place when the two
went to the woman's house and at
tempted to out some bananas in the
yard. Mrs. Kokookalani Interfered and
in the scuffle that followed the woman
called the police and the men were
H. E. Pakakiko claims to own half
of the piece of land on which Mrs.
Kokookalani and her mother are liv
ing, through a deed which he bought
some time ago. It was in an attempt
to enforce bis claim to this land that
the dispute arose.
Because Howard Palakiko acted as
Interpreter for County Attorney Be
vins during the latter's campaign two
years ago, the friends of Mrs. Ko
kookalani objected to Bevins' handl
ing the case for the territory and they
accordingly employed Enos Vincent
as epecial prosecutor. Harry C. Moss-
man Is defending the brothers. The
case may be finished this afternoon.
GERARD HELD HOSTAGE
FOR VON BERNSTORFF
Washington Thinks It Misunderstanding-German-Americans
Pledge Loyalty To S. War Not
Yet Declared Hinges On Overt Act
NEW YORK, February 9 Gc rman-American Alliance all over the
country adopted resolution pledging loyalty to America in event of host
ilities. Would raise volunteer regiments and turn over to America the
Red Cross funds in treasury that have been collected to relieve the Ger
man war sufferers.
Gary, head of steel industry says "Ready for any emergency." Esti
mated capacity of Company's plants as one third greater than entire
German production in the same lines.
WASHINGTON, February 9 State Department announced, Ger
man bank accounts will not be seized if war breaks out.
LONDON, February 9 In three days February 5, 6, and 7 German
submarines sank 85,000 tons of shipping.
Governor Whitman signs bill appropriating $1,000,000 for military
preparedness of New York.
NEW YORK, February 9 Sir Douglas Hague reports capture of Sailly
Saillesel, north of St. Pierre. Germans countered on Grandcourt but failed
with bloody losseB, British artillery mowing them down.
NEW YORK, February 8 Nine Entente liners and two American
vessels are on high seas, in possible danger done. Three British pas
senger ships due to arrive have not reported. Nearly all carry Amer
icans. LONDON, February. 8 British steamer Turino sunk. American
negro, a fireman, killed, according to report received at American
COPENHAGEN, February 8 Politiken (newspaper) has a Reut
er dispatch saying Germany require guarantees that Bernstorff, men and
German ships interned, leave United States before allowing Gerard and
other Americans to depart. Information obtained from Gerard through
American legation that all Americans are detained as hostages.
WASHINGTON, February 8 Wilson has ordered that immediate
information be forwarded regarding death of negro George Washington
aboard Turino, submarined off Irish coast. After issuing these orders
he visited Secretary Daniels, Baker and Lansing.
Break with Austria is considered unavoidable.
Inauguration ceremonies, March 5, to be particularly impressive,
according to present plans, in order to afford an exhibition of patriotism.
Gerard is still in Berlin, held as a hostage. Officials think this is
due to a misunderstanding that can soon be straightened.
WASHINGTON, February 8 England has granted safe conduct
to Bernstorff and his staff.
Latest on California sinking says survivors are 162,N missing 41.
Was torpedoed without warning.
Ambassador Fletcher leaves for post in Mexico City on Saturday.
None of the cases of torpedoing yet reported are considered by
administration as overt act unless possibly the Torino, which is being
WASHINGTON, February 8 Captain of the California, which
was torpedoed yesterday as reported by Consul Frost, said torpedo struck
amidships. Submarine gave no warning, and vessel sank in a short
nme dragging many down. Officials view situation with utmost gravity.
One American is known to have been aboard. Believed was saved.
Lansing announced American ship owners are at liberty to arm "
ships in preparation to resist Teuton submarines.
PARIS, February 8 British captured Grandcourt.
McKay Requires No
License Says Judge
Circuit Court Holds Reauirement
Simply Test Of Qualification To
Be Made But Once Murphy May
In the ouo warrant action broucht
by Eugene Murphy against District
Magistrate W. A. McKay, Judge Ed
ings yesterday morning overruled the
petition. Murphy noted executions
and may appeal to the supreme court.
xne case, which has attracted a
good deal of attention, is one by
which Attorney Murphy sought to
have McKay ousted as district magis
trate on the grounds that he had does
not hold a license to practise law in
the magistrate courts of the territory.
It was shown that Judge McKay, while
originality holding such license, had
not kept up bis license fees and con
sequently does not hold such license
at the present time.
Judge Edings, in passing on the
case, held that the law requiring a
magistrate to be a licensed practition
er in the court, was Intended as an
educational qualification as to fitness
and did not contemplate that the niag-
isti ue should continue to keep his
licebie in working order.
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Harlan M. Roberts
Announced From Honolulu Former
Instructor Is To Be Principal At
Harlan M. Roberts, for many years
an Instructor in Lahainaluna School,
but who for the past two years has
been vocational instructor at the Ter
ritorial Normal School, in Honolulu, Is
to return to Lahainaluna to succeed
C. A. MacDonald as principal. This
is the statement made by the Hono
lulu Advertiser on Wednesday as a
fact, although It adds that the depart
ment of public instruction was non
committal in the matter.
The Honolulu paper was folloVlng
up the story of the Maui News which
last week announced the resignation
of Principal MacDonald, who. on the
first of April will take charge as
director of the new citizenship work
on Maul, under the Maui Aid Associa
tion. The news that Mr. Roberts is to
return to Maul will be gratifying to
his many friends here. It was rumor
ed last week that Fred. A. Clowes,
agricultural expert of the school waa
to have the princlpalship.