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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 6.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1917
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GERMAN SHIP AND CREW!
AT HONOLULU ARE HEL
Advices received by the THIS
GARDEN ISLAND this morning
show that immediately following
the decision of the President, en
dorsed by the Senate, to break off
diplomatic relations with Germany,
a strict censorship was placed upon
all cable and wireless stations on
the Atlantic and Pacific, and only
such news or information as is up
proved by the censors is allowed to
On this account startling happen
ings at Honolulu on Sunday were
not known of here until this morn
ing. At Honolulu the German gun boat
Guir and other German vessels were
seized by American authorities and
trkoninto Pearl Harbor. When tak
en in charge the engines of the ves
sels were found to be damaged in
the same wav as were vessels at
New York fires being allowed to
continue without water in the boil
ers. This is supposed to have been
done a few days previously. The
officers and men of all the vessels
were taken to the military posts
where they are being held.
The vessels taken are the gunboat
Geier, collier Lockshun and eight
The following is a condensed
statement of the .happenings of
Sunday and yesterday:
German gnnboat Geier and collier
Locksun taken to Pearl Harbor in
tow of tug Navajo.
Ollicers and crews of the refugee
German merchant vessels are held
bv immigration ollicials at station.
Ollicers and crews of Geier and
Locksun and Geier band are in cus
tody of U. S. Army at various posts.
increase of Geier and Locksun
crews explained by arrival from
TODAY'S STOCK QUOTATIONS
Note The quotations below are the prices at which the stock sold
on exchange or the approximate price at which it may lie purchased
Ewa Plantation Company 30
Hawaiian Commercial it Sugar
MoBrvde Sugar Company
Oahu Suiiar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer JIM uomnany
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing and Malting
Mineral Products Company . 8!)
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company HSO
Engels Copper Company (i 7-S
' Mountain King Mine 2(i cents.
Hawaiian Sugar Company art
Onomea Sugar Company 52
Hawaiian Pineapple Company 41
Oahu Railway it Land Company 102 1-2
Mutual Telephone Company 0
Hilo Railway (7Vo Pfd) i)
Ililo Railway (Common) 0
San. Carlos . IB 1-2
Montana Bingham -17
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THE TERRITORY
OF HAWAII: .
You are requested to comply with the toxt and spirit of the following
cablegram from the Honorable Robert Lansing. Secretary of State.
LUCIUS 12. P1NKI1AM,
Governor of Hawaii.
8 o'clock p. m. 3rd February, 11)17,
Washington, D. C. February 3rd, 1J17.
His Excellency Governor of Hawaii.
In view of the severance of diplomatic relations between the United
States and the German Empire I venture to request your good offices to
the end that special precaution bo taken to prevent demonstrations
against any German consulates or German officials within the limits of
vour State (Territory). In this connection, should say that while dip
lomatic relations with Germany have been severed the two countries are
not in a state of war. It is with a view to avoid complications in this
critical situation that 1 am calling this matter to your attention.
Secretary of State.
Mrs. E. Omsted, who has been
spending several weeks with her
sister, Mrs. C. B. Hofgaard, ex
pects to return to Honolulu this
time to time of naval reservists.
Further legal action against olli
cers and crews of refugee German
merchantmen depends upon the ac
tions taken by immigration ollicials.
Harbor board met at 9 o'clock
relative to removal of refugee mer
chantmen to Pearl Harbor and later
visit Pearl Harbor.
Stowaway on Sheridan thought
to be possible spy, taken on to San
Man prowling around oil tank at
Iwilci is fired upon but escapes.
Rule forbidding ships to leave
harbor at night will remain in force.
Capitol grounds cannot be used
for Carnival purposes; needed for
Arriving passenger reports that
he saw tnrce Japanese cruisers be
tween Oahu and Kauai.
Naval censorship very strict.
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin said
"It was- emphatically asserted by
the U. S. attorney's olliee today that
should war be declared between the
United States and Germany there
will bo little or no interference with
the business of any German linns
in the Territory, other, perhaps,
than the enforcement of certain
n ecessary vest riot io ns .
"It was pointed out that German
merchants in London were allowed
to continue business under certain
restrictions after the outbreak of the
"German firms here would have
certain rights which are controlled
by treaties in times of war, the at
torney's office further explains.
However, it is pointed out that in
the event of war, no able-bodied
Germans would be allowed to leave
Co. 'lo 1-
Mrs. Douglas Baldwin invited
,the younger eel to spend the after
noon of the 3rd. with her, compli
menting her sister, Mis Sybil John
son, of California.
The concert and fair to be giver,
Saturday afternoon and evening al
the Lilnie Social hall to raise a fund
to furnish a ward of the Samuel
Mahelona Memorial Hospital, at
Ivapaa, promises to be one of the
biggest affairs of its kind ever at-
uipted on Kauai. "Mrs. W. N.
Stewart, who is directing the affair,
lias left nothing undone to make it
ii success. The Hawaiian ladies
throughout the island have been
quilting "Kapas," weaving mats
and baskets, while the younger set
have contributed many items of
fancy work of various designs, for
the fair. Some old Hawaiian' curios,
now seldom seen, will be among
the articles for sale.
The fair will open at 2:00 p. in.
and the concert at S o'clock in the
The sponsors issue a special r
quest to patrons to come early.
The following is from yesterday's
Advertiser, Honolulu :
Charles W Zeigler, speaking for
fhe German-American Alliance last
15 very member of the Alliance
is an American citizen, otherwise
he could .not have become a mem
ber. As American citizens we shall
support the L imed states in any
contingency. There can be no doubt
of that fact and I am surprised that
any one could question it.
"Of course every one knows where
our sympathies have been in the
"At present there can he no ques
tion where we stand.
"Our duty lies with America."
HAG ENS MAKES STATEMENT.
.T.F. C. Ilagens, of H. llackficld
& Company, was asked by the Slar
Bulletin for a comment on the in
ternational situation. In reply, he
made the following written state
ment a notable affirmative of Gcr
mair American loyalty to the Unit
"Americans of German extrac
tion or hftth cannot but sincerely
deprecate any break between their
mother country and the Unitet
States, but are in honor bound to
be loyal to the country of their ad
option and while so far their sym
pathies may have been with the
Fatherland during these unfortun
ate years of war, 1 am convinced
that right or wrong there is but one
tiling for them to do-to stand be
hind the administration at Wash
ington." The Wireless Censorship.
A strict censorship has been placed
by the United States on all cable
and wireless sy.-.tciu touching or
covering both the Atlantic or Paci
fic, east and west of the United
States. No code messages are per
mitted anywhere. Messages between
tju; Islands of this group, whether
to or from Honolulu, go before the
censors. Private wirelesses to Ka
uai Sunday and Monday were de
layed as much as two hours on ac
count of the censorship, while the
messages to Tin-: G.uinnx Island's
Daily Wireless were so shorn of the
real news that they might have been
mistaken for extracts from the New
Testament. These things adjust
themselves, however, and there will
doubtle.s be a return to normal
conditions in a few days.
The young people of Eleele en
joyed a moonlight supper and swim
"on the beach at r awi i" recently.
The dedication of the beautiful,
new Japanese church of Lihue, was
held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
A large audience crowded Un
building to overflowing. The sei-
vice was beautiful and impressive.
Rev. T. 0!::i;m-.ra, of Honolu'n,
delivered the dedicatory addles1'.
which was translated into English
by his 1-011, Mr U. Okuniura.
A brief history of the cnurch and
its growth was read and words of
aniMcciation were spoken for tin
generous friends who had helped
with lunds'for the building.
This splendid building will en
able the Lihue Japanese el ureh to
do'larger and better work. Deepen
ed interest i.n the church has been
seen in the fact that nii.e adults
and three infants have been bap
tized into the church in the last
Study Metal Cioseiy
It is not always a massive ham
mer and a lusty blow that determines
whether a material is strong enough,
or good enough, for use in Dodge
Brothers car. There are many test
ing devices in the Dodge Brothels
laboratories in which force is the
chief factor, but there are also many
extremely delicate instruments.
huvl, hniss and Daohitt lor in
stance, are carefullyexamined un
der the microscope for imperfections
in the material.
In handling metals under the
glass, the surface of the piece is
made perfectly smooth by grinding
wheels and then polished to a niir
row surface by the use of special
surfaced wheels and various grind
1 he piece is then examined at
various magnifications up to 1000.
If there are any impurities, or minute
cracks or any structuial defect in
the metal it is readily discovered.
An acid treatment follows, that
reveals the entir; histoiy of the
piece of metal to the metallurgist
so that he is enabled to tell with ab
solute accuracy just how the piece
was made, how it was treated, and
whether it will perform the function
for which it was intcndul.
Sergeant A. C. CVrtchett, who has
been located in Lihue as instructor
of the hospital detachment of the
Fourth Infantry, N. G. H., ha.
i i i i
oeen promoted to ie second lieu
tenant in the cavalry. He will un
doubtedly receive orders very short
ly to leave Kauai. Whether he will
be assigned to a cavalry regiment
on Oahu, or elsewhere, is not yet
definitely known, but it will pro
bably be with the former. Lieu
tenant Cotcliett has made many
friends on Kauai who will sincerely
regret his departure.
Saturday Night Party
Mr. and Mrs. F. Trowbridge save
ft very pleasant reception at their
Niuinalu home Saturday evening,
the leading features of which were
a poi supper and dance. About thir
ty gue.-ts were present.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Sehultze of
Kckaha, Kauai, are the house-guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl du Roi They
have just returned from Hawaii and
Maui, where they visited friemU
and had a jolly time. Many very
pleasant, informal affair, lmve been
given in their honor. They leave
next week for their home.
Ills S Ii
Washington1.! rman Ambassador von Bernstorfl' and staff will sail
n the Danish steamer Frederick the Eighth for Christiana a week from
Money For Submarines
Representative Emerson has intiodueed a bill setting aside fifty mil
lions for submarir.es.
The steamer Camilla has iieen sunk, her small boats being shelled
is they left. The British steamer Hiwtwo id was treated in the same
way live hen.g Unit d.
A New Ycrs!on
Berlin-The Taglihche Rundechiui declares that President Wilson
wishes to continue the sea power of Great Britain unimpaired. He wants.
declares this paper, the support of the
Honolulu Jan. !?1 . inil ivd with
his latest impressions of Kilauea
Volcano, Howard Hitchcock imme
diately began work yesterday morning-
on the diorama of the eratei
which he ami Lionel Walden are to
paint for exhibition in the Pan
Pacific pavilion during Carnival
week, as one of the "Seven Scenic
Wonders of Hawaii." Mr Hitch
cock returned from Ililo and the
Volcano by the Manna Kca, where
he went on last Saturday for the
special purpose of seeing the crater
in its present state of activity on
Sunday, before beginning woik on
the big canvass.
"It's great!" is the artist's brief
summary of the sight at the volcano
now. lie compares the present ap
pearance of the crater with that of
ISS'1 the year when Jules Tavcr
nier, the former Harper's magazine
illustrator, painted pictures of Ki
lauea, which attracted attention in
art circles, in both Europe and
"The only difference n-w from
that of the early eigthies is that
there is more of an orange glow to
the fire than then. As in recent
years, the lava then had an intense
white heat color," the artist says.
He speaks with the confidence of an
authority who has viewnl the vol
cano in its many different slabs
ever since he was a boy in the six
To an aitisl the brighter color of
the volcano tire appeals more strong
ly than that of the simpler tone.
As a preliminary to the painting ot (
the diorama canvass, it was covered '
with a deep fiery red substance to,
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act as a background tor the color;
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tones of the volcano lire which it is
desired to represent.
Continuing his comparison of the
volcano at the present time with
that of 1.SS1, the artist says that he
expects to sec great crags and spires
rent with huge clefts form around
the edge of the fire lake as before.
"There is every indication that
this will occur, as there are now
iicvejal crags around the edge of the
lake which have been pushed up
'until they are on a level with the
uppermost edge of tin- crater. These
are now smooth, cold lava, but I
expect to see them later plainly
marked with clefts, as parts of the
crags break loose and fall in the
lake," Hitchcock says. lie thinks
that there is a possibility that the
lake will overflow the crater into
the big basin which surrounds it as
happened in lSS-l. At that time
the Test house was submerged with
the lava, and the telephone lino
which 'connected it with the Vol
cano House destroyed.
While Mr. Walden a.nl Mr.
Hitchcock have had the assistance
j of a number of artists on the other
uui mu un i mL
British navy against Japan.
on page 6)
Mr. Wishard Will Run
At the earnest and persistent
solicitation of many voters H. D.
Wishard 'has decided to run again
in the coming election for the office
of supervisor from Lihue district.
Certain other parties were thinking
of run lit;, in ease Mr. Wishard
did not re-enter th fild; but th.'y
will now retire in his favor.
The county supervisors will meet
at !) in place of 10 o'clock tomor
row morning, will finish up business
by noon and in the afternoon will
visit the Samuel Mahelona Memorial
hospital, in company with thetrus-
t es, on a tour of inspection.
Money For Red Cross
More than ten thousand dollars
were cabled from Lihue last week
for the assistance of Red Cross work
in Germany. Included in this were
one large donation and numerous
smaller subscriptions. It is neces
sary to send money intended for
Germany by wirelees, as the mails
are overhauled and everything of
Prof. Hart's Anniversary
Prof. W. L. Hart, of Makawoli.
celebrated his Slst birthday on
February 2. His ninny friends in
the Waimea district gathered to
gether at 8 o'clock at the home of
Mr. T. Brandt to offer him congratu
lations. .Flowers were a feature,
among the tributes being a basket
of roses and violets. There were six
tables of "bridge" and two of
hearts", and all spent a very
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picasani auernoon. neiresnmems
were served during the occasion.
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on a canvass thirty feet long and
ten feet high, they will personally
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paint me diorama oi Kilauea, as
' both are very anxious to produce a
canvas that will actually and ac
curately portray the volcano as it is
seen by the visitor today.
Mr. Walden has painted the
sketch from which the big picture is
to be made. It is a night view with
magnificent coloring which effect
ively pictures the seething and
burning lava. The sketch w a s
painted a few weeks ago, and it is
to be the obieet of Mr Hitchcock
to point out how the present view
differs in detail from that of the
sketch, as a result of his recent triji
to the volcano. The artists expect
that it will take them a week or ten
days to complete the big diorama
The Kilauea diorama is one of
seven, included in which is one of
Waimea Valley on Kauai, that are
to be shown in Honolulu during
the Carnival as scenic spots which
tourists should visit. When the
diorama is set up in the Pan-Pacific
pavilion for the view of residents
and Carnival visitors, the fire effect
of the perspective is to be amplified
by ga light.