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HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY. : FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 1917. -SEMI-WEEKLY.
WHOLE NUMBER 4679
' '':. VOL'X, -NO. ?4 'v -
; Farmers and Wholesaler , Are
1 ', Closer Together and Consum
' V V'; er, Will ' Receive f Benefit of
; .Larger Crops Produced arid
: ' Marketed yy'-y.. -.t.
RETAILERS MUST HEED
; ; , ; ; OR FORCED : TO YIELD
" Downward Tendency In ,Meat
' Costs Noted Because of Larg
er ', Supply of Cattle Feed;
; Sugar .Short For ' Lack of
YYASH1NGTON, October 19
W ; (Associated Press) f
Lower prices for the ultimate
'V consumer 'in the 'matter of food
A stuffs' is in sight, according to a
..... statement ' issued last night by
Food Administrator Hoover, who
, accompanied Viis 'announcement
with a thinly veiled warning to
retailers to follow promptly what
ever price, reductions are allowed
by the wholesalers in food prod-
ucts. . 1 v . ' " -
.,.'. v "Ai a result kf Uw -cooperation
; v7 which ''Id: iiov being, developed
: ! JEtwccri ' the ' farmers V and - the
V wli'lcaaltf handlers of food prod
,'uctsethigTI cbtwrTood should
-decline in the, immediate future,"
says Mrjlooier.; 3 V -"
MAY NEED FORCE .
"If. the retail dealers fail to cut
their prices in conformity to the
new prices set by the wholesale
distributors and the consumers
fail to secure the benefit of 'the
lower costs of food, the reduc
tion will have to be forced upon'
them through the cultivation of
"The bean harvest now reach
ing the market is seven million
bushels greater than the harvest
of last year. The corn crop has
resulted in a gain in production
of between six hundred and seven
hundred million bushels, which
should provide greatly cheaper
' hog and cattle food and lower!
the cost of producing poultry."
Already, according to the mar
ket reports, the price of beef is
showing a tendency to come
down and the prices of other
meats arc expected soon to fol
low. The predicted sugar shortage
throughout the Eastern States
has developed with a rush and,
despite the warnings of the food
administration to distributers not
to increase their prices but to in
duce consumers to limit their
,. uses of sugar, the retail price in
New York and some of the other
large cities has been jumped to
twelve cents a pound. Many re
tailers, have already exhausted
their stocks and are unable to re
plenish these, while other deal
ers are limiting sales U small
The lack of transportation facil
ities, due to the rush of the grain
harvesting, is solely responsible
for the sugar shortage. Prefer
ence is being giveij,4o coal and
grain in shipping" and stocks of
beet sugar cannot be moved east,
while all stocks of Cuban cane
sugars have been cleaned out.
Loan Must 6c
British! Chief Jostice Tells
; What Liberty Bonds
Must Show -
. NEW YORK October 19 (Asso
ciated Press) "Your Liberty Loan
must be your uiwtr to Germany'
derision of your loyalty," were the
words in which Chief Juitlct Bead
ing of England rammed up the ne
cessity not of raising the amount of
the Liberty Loaa Bond Issue but of
subscribing to the mssimnpi amount
that hae been asked by the Treasury
dopartment and the Liberty Loan
Committee when speaking on behalf
of the loan -at a, rally that was held
here last night. -......-. ..
..Chief Justice Beading spoke with
feeling and stirred his audience
deeply in the course of his speech
on aereral occasions but the strong
est point whkh he mad at was when
4 4 The entry of you Americana Into
this great war has placed the seal
of righteousness upon our side of the
conflict that la today being waged
upon unbearable autocracy by de
mocracy. You hare been derided
and termed Insincere . and - half
hearted by Germany. Your subscrip
tions to this great loan must be your
answer to Germany's derision of
your loyalty. It must be an answer
that sweeps across the billows of
the Atlantic, loud and strong and
shall reach the ears of the German
poop; and the Kaiserbund."
Biggest Day of Campaign ts An
Vsvver To Efforts of Pro-Ger?
'rnans To Stop Sales .
. WASHNGTOX. s October i0-Z(Ae:
eiatod, Press) How1 abortive' has bee a
the pro German attempt., to prejudice
the Liberty Loan in the eve of Amer
ican investors was amply demonstrated
yesterday when subscriptions avs
lanched in, sending the total far over
the two billioB mark and well on to
wanM the minimum for the loan.
'.The subscriptions reported -from the
eleven federal banking reserve dis
tricts, as aunounced at the treasury de
partment, 'totalled yesterday nearly a
billion .dollars In themselves, or 827,
i:4,50. Yesterday it was stated that th.
treasury lartuient had resolved to
take action against thr, anti-Americans
who have been carryiug on a campaign
to discredit the government bond issue
and last night it was announced that
action stfainrft the pro (tarmacs hal
been instituted, the results from which
will shortly be apparent.
The Allegations made by Col. Herbert
M. Lord of the war department, that
a svHtematic, nationwide campaign was
being carried ou by those anxious to
sro the bond Usue a failure, were offi
cially ruuflrmed at the treasury depart,
mcnt yesterday. Otlipials of that de
partment state that they are lu (
solution of evidence that the enemy con
spirui'V liH'l been well Organized ami
lius lxeu in full swing for the pust
fortnight. Those who hare been taking
part will be vim down and punished if
the treiiHou cun be fastened ou to
A unique feature of the IJberty I.nun
campaign to be inaugurated here will
be the exhibition of a German submit
rine, captured by the British, which
Ijbm just arrived knocked down at
this port In the hold of a steamer. The
submersible will be placed in Central
POSTAL RATE RAISE
WASlIWOTOXrO.tobcr 18 (Assm i
ated Press) As a result of strong rep
resentation made by the United Htstcs
postal authorities, Great Britain has
agrees to mmlify Its postal treaty with
the United Mtates, aud from November
2 all letters from America-to foreign
countries will be required to huve
three cents postage efllxed thereon.
The present treaty calls for. a two
cent rate between Oreat Britain and
Ireland, Newfoundland, the , Bahamnn,
Barbados, British fiuiana, Britisli
Honduras, , Dutch West Judies and
Leeward lslauds, but postage to tliexe
dostiuationa will sow. have to bear
part of the burden of the uew Ameri
can war taxation..
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NO MORE COMMISSIONS
WASHINGTON. October 18 (Ao
dated Press) Maj. Gen. Tasker H.
Blind, chief of staff, has announced that
he will cease granting commissions as
staff officers from among those in civil
iau life uutil the actual needs of the
service demand it.
EFFORTS TO HlfiDER
LOAN ARE FAILURE
BIG GUNS HA
Little Other Activity Except At
veraun and Jn Baltic Sea,
X Where Russ Suffer , .
NKW YORK, October 18 (Associa
ted Tress) With the exception of the
Verdun sector of the West front' and la
the Baltlo Ken off the Riga front, tke
reports received from the theaters of
war yesterday told of little beyond ar
tillery engagement In Flanders these
eon tinned espccinlly severe, bn'h French
rnd Knglish batteries playing With
vier Upon the Hun defenites.! They
bftmmered prfnistently bII day, but there
was no Indieat on of any Immediate In
fantry movements other than by the
drum fire that was directed agalnnt the
weakening tlermnn positions.
Com Repulsed t .
, .In the Verdun sector the Teutons at
tempted several asnults after barrages
of a and liquid fire, but la no event
did thev sueeeed in gaining a foothold
In the French lines.
, Paris rejrts that eleven German
aircraft were downed yesterday,
Old Warship Sunk 4 '
In SU attempt to farce the Onrmnn
naval dctachmout off from Oesol Island
the RMMtian battlenhip Hlava. an. old
craft and a relic of the Russo-Japanese
war was sunk, but nearly all of her
erew are reported to have been rescuod.
Other Russian vessels were less' severe
ly damaged but the sttsrking fleet was
compelled to retire into Mooa Bound.
Gorman war vc.-wels then started
bombarding i Moou Island, North of
Oef-el and mat night Berlin elnimed
that the isbind had been occupied by
Teuton forces. Berlin claims to have
taken' 10,(W prisoners in the recent en
gagement fa aad about OeseL la that
theater,, however, there wero-uo land
battles oft inrportanse yesterday, i
Expect Combined Attack '
' Copenhagen reort that a combined
naval and wiilitary expedition is now
expected t be sent into .the' Gulf of
Bothnia against Alandis and that por
tions of the Gerntan fleet have succeed
ed in. breaking through the mine fields
at the entrance of the Gulf of. Riga. -Mere
Mutinies Beporud ,-. . '
' Amsterdam ' reported that 'another
mutiny has .broken eat among German
naval forces. Oermaa aailors at Oe
tend Refused to board their Submarines
and ".threw. their cumaiandisf olUcrr
vrlKArd'" t,., f" V ,- '.jr-;, -'4
rhir--mutiaeera' wstei 4l."mibf - In
hauiblTs"'tff Brngea after the feber
lioua n)en had bees sobdued by frojs
and destroyers.- .": '
It ts also ' reported that a serious
clash took place between Austrian sail
ers and. crews of German submarines
at the Austrian naval base . at Pola
Officers in each faction were killed. .'
Following the disturbance it Was de
cided to change the submarine base.'
The outbreak was due, it is said, to
bad food and the overbearing attitude
of the German submariners toward the
Austrian sailors.. ..
MANILA, October 18 (Associated
rrenn) At the opening session of the
insular congress today, that body took
occasion to affirm its adherence to the
I'nited Htstcs in its war policies, and
Representative Oovgen urged that food
legislation be immediately considered
bv the congress.
Postponement of any changes con
templated in the tariff schedule was
also rgd owing to the. change
brought about by the entry of the
I'nited States into the war against the
Central Powers. The reduction of the
intrinsic value of the silver coinage,
the cost of the metal having rises
phenomenally recently, was debated,
mid a Solution proposed by the issuanoe
of bills of the value of a pesso. The
crcution of a mint was also advocated.
WILL ASK HIGHER PAY
OTTAWA, October 19 (Associated
Press) Delegates representing two
hundred thousand railroad men, employ
ed on the majority of the lines in the
Kastero States ami In Kastorn Canada,
voted at a conference here yesterday
to approve of demand to be made bv
their respective uuions upon the rail
roads - for wage increases of not less
thau twenty perceut. .
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BOY PRISONER IS HOME :
FROM GERMANY; SAFE
PORT, October 18 -L'. (Assoeiated
Press) An arriving vessel - -today
brought little Hi-year-old l.ucien Bust
ere, the sou of a Missouri farmer, who
has beea held a prisoner .in a German
intora camp for the past three years.
The youngster tells a story of the
kiudly treatment of French children
by their German guards, but says that
lack of food is causing much suffering
among the prisoners. Lucien was visit
ing in Lillet Belgium, when the war
broke out, and through the instrument
ality of the Red Cross has just been
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DR. FREDERICK A. COOK, explorer whom witness tay!
. German intended to murder in Himalayas. j
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First Naval "tosses Occiift
' On United States Destrover
WASinNGtON, .October; 1TM Otf'n.vcl In Traumlslou) Informhtlow' of
, the first Uuval losses which the I'nited States has iiMained as a tliiect
.. resuk o coullict between naval craft of this country and that of the
enemy was -reported at the navy-department today. One man was killed aud
five were youmled. The dead ii Oxinend Kelly Ingrnnt, whose' mother resides
at Pratt City, Alabama., He was V gunner' mate, was blown overboard by ex
plosion and his body-was not recovered! The wounded are Herman H. Pankratz,
Nt. Louis, gunner's mate; William E. Werritt, New York City, sea ma u; Frank
W. Krauso, Toledo, Ohio, flremnnj Patrick Rutledge, New ,"YoTk City, ( oilerj
William Seiuier, Uunas, Mjuoesota, fireman. None of the woii tided is io serious
condition. . '
While steaming aloug slowly lit the submariue roue yesterday, an American
destroyer engaged in patrol duty was suddenly attacked by a submerged IT boat.
The explosiou following the contact of the enemy's torpedo killed one sailor
and wounded five. - ' . '
The destroyer made search for the enemy submuriue without loeatiug her
and It la assumed by the naval authorities that the (.' boat escaped. The de
stroyer then turned her nose towunl ort and made refuge although badly
damaged. These aro all the details Admiral Siiua has forwarded to Washington
at present. The -name of the damaged destroyer and the location .of the en
counter are not made known. -.
The V boii t launched a torpedo at the destroyer without exponiug horsolf
to guufire from the Aiuoricaa warship.
Naval authorities are unablo to Hi-count for the destroyer steaming at slow
speed.' They sny that had she been .going full speed she would have been almost
This is the first American warship iliimaged by euemy fire although armed
merchantmen with naval gun erews aboard have previously suffered loss.
Opc American naval oflleer and l.'l men are now prisoners at German
prison -cam p, while the total naval 1ohc since the war are one ofilcer aud 16
men including two naval fliers at the front. ,
From Kiel Tells of Socie
WASHINGTON, October 18 (Asso
riated Prci A consular despatch to
the ststc ili'i'iirtmcnt today announces
the safe arrival .In' neutral territory
of Chsrles Kmith of Norwalk, Conn.,
who cscsncd from an iuternrueut camp
at Kiel, in Germany. ' ,, ,
Hmitli. w ho was . a borsstend'er on
board the British steamer Esmeralda,
sunk by the raider Mioewe, and made
prisoner, hhvi that Amerieaa prisoners
la (lermauv would starve te death if it
were not for the ministrations of the Bed
Cross mid Y. Mf O. A., which jnstltu
tinns nrc supplyinK the necessaries of
life which are being refused Americans
in the intern cuuips.
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PEONAGE IS CHARGED
J.1MA. IVru, October Is (Assoc.is.
ted PrpHn( The 1'criivisn 1 government
has ordered sn investigation Into com
plalntx whlrh have been presented
through nfllciul ehnunels that Peru
visim arc licintf held as slaves and
forced to labor in the great rubber
forests in Brazil.
The petition alleges that thousands
of natives of Peru, including the an
cient tribe of Azteos, have been liter
ally taken into bondage by Brazilian
nnd (icrmnn interests and transported
fsr iij country to work In the rubber
BUT FOR RED CROSS SLAUGHTER
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Testimony Shows Illinois Militia
Joined In East St. Louis
KAHT 8T. LOUIS, October 19 Us
sociated. Press) That soldiers of the
.Illinois National Guard on duty here
I to preserve order and prevent antl
negro rioting during the raii-e riots of
laxt .May themselves took part in tbo
mi ti negro demonstrations and wanton
ly shot down negroes in the city streets
wns testified to in tho special investiga
tion of the riots and the conduct of the
(Huntsmen now. being held. ' '
Tho iuvcNtigation was ordered by
congress aud the testimony ts being
heard by a special congressional, com
mittee. The riots began, It was tosti
lied, through the ill feeling that had
been stirred up among the members of
the local unions against the negroes,
vim bad taen' imported as laborers.
RUMOR AMERICANS KILLED
(iri.Klt)KT, October Is (Associa
ted Press) Arrivals at this port bring
nens of serious rioting among the dock
laborers at Honduras ports. Bo threat
ening did the situation become that the
troops were called out and after stren
uous measures succeeded in quelling
A rumor, unconfirmed, declared that
the natives ucar Cuero hud attacked
a tid killed six Aucricaus.
WITNESS TELLS OF
PLOT TO MIL MW
tniue rany oT:iwemy were io
III Mg U t M . . UIIU JUblllll J .
Taken; Saved By English and
Detained In India Frir Safeiv
e.II.CAGC. Octwber 19 (Associated IVcs) Ccorge Bochni.
one of tlie four defendants being tried here for violation of the
neutrality laws, planned to murder Doctor Cook, the Arctic explorer,
and tlicn to assume Cook's place" and name in India, passing him-. '
self off as the explorer, according to the testimony brought out bo'"t
forejudge Landis yesterday.-, ' v ' ' ' . .
I The murder plans included the killing of the entire Cook party .
61-twentv ueoule. each murdered man's place to be taken bv a Ger- ,
man conspirator. This party, under the guise of an exploring expe
dition.'Was thep to. travel through Northern India, inciting the na- '
live .to; revolt against the British.
about, all the British officials were
vhe country seized by the Indian rebels, who were to carry(the in
surrection into Southern India until the whole' country had been .
wrested froni'Jrie' British. ; : " : ;
..: civil ion DAvau wwxv
Captain Cook and his men were saved from death throueh the
and refused to, give Cook permission to trivel.to the. Himalaya. '
Cook tyas placed. j!u semi-detention by' the British,' for hi own safe- '
iy, una was nnauy .seni m pi tnaia. i j ' V i i fc V -"
. The murder filana were testified tr'veitrlav lv ulf iini.ir Piiaf J' '
terji, ''a Hindu priestwhn stattd.
tails of the plan to mtrrder 'Doctor
were citlmed to him,' he said, by
"' fLbNU WUUKUH.KO .'
"Boehnv told me that he had hoped to be able tb kill, Doctor
Cook aud the members of his crew once they had reached the Hima- .
layas," said the witness.; file planned to be, Doctor Cook himself
and lead another kind of an exploring partv. and he was ancercd . .
wncir me pian w kiii vook coma not oe carrieo oui. '. ,;: . v-:;-.w
"Boehm planned to go through India to stir up a revolution
with his plans."
Being tried with Boehm and charged as being implicated with
liim in the anti-British murder conspiracy are Albert Wehde, ar
rested in Honolulu, and Gustav Jaconsen and lieramba Lagupta
TWO YEARS AGO
.hint two years ago,' la The Adver
tiscr, the name of Captain Cook wss
published in connection with the anti
Hritiidi plots developing in Manila and
India, although at that time it was
supposed by members ' of the (look
party I lint the British objections rain
ed in his exploration plaas In India
were bused on the auppositinn that he
hum pro Oerman and a possible trouble
maker for the British.
It huh just two year ago, also, that
the name of Georg Hodlek,. then (icr
mnn iiiiisul in Honolulu, was publish
ed in eonnection with the .Hindu plots.
This also nss in Tke Advertiser. Since
I then. .Mr. Konick nai been indicted in
the federal court of Han Francisco as
an alleged principal in the plotting.
It wiik Mttited in The Advertiser at that
lime that the greater part of the trou
ble into which Doctor Cook bad found
himself io Calcutta arose from the
fuel thut when ho passed . through
Honolulu a few weeks previously he
had been entertained here by Consul
Kodick. i: . ,.
Camera Man 'a Report ...
The AdVrtiser of December It),
Hi I.", published an' interview with fi.
H. Brooke, motion picture operator of
the Cook party, who was passing
through on his way back to Ban Fran
ciaeo, sfter having had. the door of
India slummed la bis face. He was
more thnn ordinarily peeved at the
treatment Doctor Cook and be had
received from the British, but stated
that he had been able to furnish the
ltritifh with muck Information of im
portance. Portions of .The Advertiser
story relating Mjr. Brooke's eapoiiencce
Dined With Rodlek
When the explorer and claimant to
honor of having discovered the North
Cole and of haviug ascended Mount
McKinley ' was here last spring on his
way to attempt the summit of Mount
J verect. he was guest at dinner of
tieorg Itodiek, German consul in Ho
nolulu, ami to this fact Mr. Brooke
wax inclined to attribute pilikia met by
the party, for he said that a British
py named Powell was in the Paciflo
Mail steamer Mongolia, that, when they
left the Mongolia at Manila they were
free from another only on the voyage
from Manila to Hingapore, on a Span
ish mail boat, and that they were spied
upon utter they loft Singapore for
A a n A ' lAontittr '
If the revolution was brought
to have been assassinated and
that he had been taken into the ;;
Cook and ,lu "nineteen ailor
George Boehim -y-' y ' -
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India. At Hongkong, he said, fifteen
police officials watched them..
" Because of distrust by British in
India, Mr. Brooke aseertedj the Cook'
party was not permitted to po to
Nepal to attempt Everest or Kiuthjun
js, the great peak aear Everest on the
border of Nepal and Tibet, and Doctor '
Cook had to, content himself with go
ing up Fujiyama In Japan, aloug the
regular tourist 'trail. "
Heard of Plana
"In Calcutta, Mr. Brooke said, he was
told by a Hindu revolutionist of plana
for revolt. This information was giv
en him voluntarily, be said, probably
because he was an Amerieaa and a com
panion of Doctor Cook, to see whom
the Hindu had called at the hotel but
had found him out. With this infor
mation in his possession, Mr. Brooke
continued, he was able fto advise Britisli
officials where there could be found 4(1,
oitn rifles and .100,000 rounds of mauser
ammunition, similar to that taken bv
the Japanese at the German base ot
Taiugtau. He explained that his action
w as for the white race but for the
white women in India, especially." .
Came From Philippine
" Smuggling of arm is from the Phil
ippine and Japan, to mention two'
sources. He told how the many mouths .
of tho flange are constantly patrolled
by hundreds of power boats, all that
can aiount even a oue-pounder gun be
ing called upon for serviee, and bow ho
saw these boats, on leaving Calcutta,
darting here and there in the Hoogly
river; and yet, he went on, breaking
up smuggling of arm and ammunition
is impossible. Rifle are parked twelve
in a lead ease so that they may Tie
buried iu the mud of the Ganges delta
without being harmed,, to be. dug up
when the time comes. . Two steamers
rsught were the Iro Mru and the
Didn't Know They Knew
"A scathing description of the ia-:
efficiency of the British police in India
was drawn by Mr. Brooke. Ignorant of
true police methods, they tried, for ex
ample, to introduce apie into cell of
prisoners: naturally, they , failed, but
Mr. Brooke said that he rigged up a
dictaphone for them, dosplt their in
credulity that it would work, and thut
this enabled them to get the informa
"On arrival at Calcutta, the threi
were atopped by the police and ordered
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