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HONOLULU STAE-BULLETIN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1917.
American Captain Says Submarine
Attacked Schooner; No Warning
"PEXSACOLA, Florida, IVli. 2. That nlreadv there ha been an
unwarned attack on the part of a Ciernian submarine against a vessel
living the American flag i the information retived here Yesterday
in a letter from Captain Charlea K-hrader of the American Rchooner
William Jonen, written from Lisbon. V ,
. Captain Schrader writeK that hix' xhip wa attacked while near
Jng the port of Alicante, Hpain. to which ort the William Jones had
cleared from here. Xo warning whatever of the threatened attack
wan given, the submarine rising and firing her torjiedo without giving
the schooner a chance to stop or to announce her nationality. ,
The torjiedo damaged the win Muier badly but failed to xinfc her.
and the vessel was worked into the
The William Jonew is a small
records show that she reached Lixlon earl v in December.
U-Boat Menace Alarms Neutral
(Associated Press by
.". LONDON", 'Eng.. Feb. i.Dexpatchex to The Times today tell of
ihe grave concern which the new
neutral countries of Euroi. especially .to the Scandinavian countries,
'i he despatches say that the Danish war insurance office lias sus-
Iended underwriting. . It fears that
on' Danixh shipping by the (Jerman
cannot stand the losses, and rates are at a prohibitive height.
The 'German note has had another effect that on passenger traf
fic. Fearful that within a few days the operations of the rboats
may close down passenger sailings, there is a rush of Americans here
and in France and Italy to secure passage home on the first available
steamers. Many are expecting to depart "within the, next fortnight.
British. Press Thinlrc Germany is -
Sotadmg Own Doom by U-Bbat Move
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(Associated Press by Commercial
.. . . Cable) . ' ' V
; LONDON,. England, Fb. 2."Pros-
slanlim gone, mad," such is the gist
of the comment upon the German dec
laratfon of the resumption of her
""frlghtfulhess policy at sea throughout
th Entente press. .
Tb British Journals for the most
"part agree that- the German chan
v cellor. Dr. von Bethmann-Hoilweg', has
- at last been converted to the policy ot
Grand Admiral von ClansewlU.
These' are the chief themes of the
editorial writers of the kingdom who
almost without exception express their
deep sympathy with President Wilson
in his patient efforts to keep the
United States out of the world wan
The Jiornlpg Post of this city, in its
Heading, editorial published this morn
v,lng. says, under a caption that reads,
-What Would Lincoln Do?M that the
president's prayers for peace ave
? been answered by the "most truculent
; declaration ever issued by any war
lord since the time of Genghis Khan."
Continuing, the editorial reminds Its
readers that President Lincoln on the
;:n THE ME
;-:--: '' : ; V .;.f-- I :
If 'Woodman, spari that tree," has
been recited on Richards street, just
opposite the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
and across the fence from the Uni
versity Club. It would have been ap
propriate but ineffective. The timber
slayer was a Japanese, who knew lit
tle or no English; the order for the
felling of two magnificent mahgQ trees
came from their owner. There was no
way to stop'the' slaughter.'
Mrs. Laura Coney, owner of the
Coney estate, once the home of r,
royal chiefess, said this morning the
trees must come i down. And down
they fell, the golden ripe and the
green and not so ripe fruit dancing
and bounding Into the air when the
pretty branches' crashed and crackled
in the fall But even Mrs. Coney
could not stand the slrht of her beau
IJ 0 p t i m i s m is what
"c a r r i e s m e n a n d
business over : all the.
hard places. ;
. CJ Optimism is what
bui Ids business and
J attracts the eventual
good will of the public
CI In . Times of . Stress
the leader, that attracts
support is the one who goes forward with courage
and confidence in the future, i . ; v .
IJ The Drive Ahead gains the desired end. This is
true in every phase of life, but more especially in
Business. .- ;-- -; . .
CJ Pessimism Shows Lack of Faith in yourself, your
country and the goods vou sell.
Paid Publicity Is the Gosjel of Optimism.
V V JUL wAw
ort of Lisbon.
craft of onlv 25.' tons. The marine
submarine crisis has brought to the
them-wjll l such havoc wrought
IMxmts.that the war risk bureau
field of Gettysburg, in his immortal
address declared that he would never
be content with, compromise, and
quotes tne words, "that we here hlh
ly resolve that the dead shall not .have
died in vain, that the nation shall, un
der God, have a new birth of freedom."
..'"We also have out dead far more
than those that fell on the field of
Gettysburg, and they fell for the same
fundamental cause, adds the leader.
"It is therefore for us to see that the
sacrifice-' they made shall not have
been made in vain. We rest assured
that the honor of America is, in the"
long run, safe in the hands of Ameri
cans." ." r .
Sweden reports declare that there
is great fear in that country that the
whole nation will be forced to" short
rationale the embargo lasts long 'and
Paris reports that the American em
bassy there ha cabled to Washington
for instructions regarding American
citizens who are now in FYajice; and
who are compelled to leave that coun
try because of business demands.
There are about 2500 of these there
now. ',. ' . .' ; ' '::.' '.-:vi .
tiful trees coming to earth and per
sonally she gave the order to "cease
cutting" when the second felL
' "The two trees ' nearer the street
have been a source of bother to me for
so long that I could not stand it and
ordered them down " says Mri. Coney
In explanation.- "From early morning
until late at night the children came
chattering and screaming into my'
yard to get the mangoes. But that
was not all. They threw- sticks and
stones into the trees to knock down
the "fruit and then fought, over the
fruit and threw it round' recklessly
after they had eaten their fill. I haw
been disturbed so often that it seemed
I couldn't get. any rest I am sorry
to see them cut dowri, but their dis
appearance will be' little noticed.'
Mrs. Coney says the trees were both
over . a half century old. She came
from Hilo to live at the Coney place
over 40 years ago and the trees then
had been planted several years.
An old stone wall about the Coney
estate. ' the oldest In the city, ha
topped the century mark in age. ' It is
the only one of its kind still standing
In the city.
arid is the Basts of
1(11 TO APPEAL
OF HIGH COURT
Justices Hold Williamson Was
Rightly Warned Trustee
. of Bishop Estate
An appeal to the court of appeals
of the ninth circuit will be taken from
the decision handed down bjrthe su
preme court Thursday afternoon re
versing Judge Ashford s decree ap
pointing Charles E. King a trustee of
the B. P. BishoD estate to succeed S
M. Damon, resigned. ,
Attorney E. C. Peters, counsel for
King and the Kamehameha Alumn
Association, made this announcement
today. He added that the alumn
association has sufficient funds to
meet the expenses of-the appeal, the
money' having beea raised by Specia
In reversing Judge Ashford's decree
justices of the sunreme court bold
that their action as individuals, as
distinguished from a judicial act
made William Williamson the trustee
to succeed Damon, and that Judge
Ashford's duty in the matter would
have been to fix and approve the bond
of the new trustee. The attorneys for
the trustees maintain that William
son and not King is now a trustee.
The following excerpts from the su
preme court decision give the reasons
of the Justices for reversing Judge
"Improper Action" Cited
"The delay and confusion that has
arisen In the matter ' before us is
largely due to the Improper action of
the trustees under tne will of the
testatrix in petitioning the first, cir
cuit judge, sitting at chambers 'in
equity, to confirm the appointment of
William Williamson as trustee.
"The will (of the late Mrs. B. P,
Bishop) does not provide that the
choice or appointment made by the
justices of this court should be sub
ject to the approval or consent of any
other officers or tribunal.
: "The only proper action to the cir
cuit judge would be one asking tha
he name the amount of the bond to
be given by the appointee and approve
the same when given.
"The learned circuit judge took the
view that the word 'choice' in the pro
vision of the will of the testatrix un
der consideration Is synonymous with
and means 'nominate' and does dot
mean 'appoint, and he therefore con
61udes that the power of rejecting or
approving a 'nomination' made by the
justices, or a majority of the justices,
rests' with him.' With this view coun
sel for Charles E.. King does not con
cof ''" ' . and with such view we
fully agree. i ; "v't -
Justice Mutt Determine . :-
. The fitness ot toe trustee appointed
is not a matter for the circuit judge
to' determine, bnt the power and re
sponsibility of so doing are vested by
the testatrix in the justices of this
court - - . It the authority to
fill such vacancies had been delegated
to the police magistrate of Honolulu,
It would be evident that it was not in
the mind of the testatrix that the par
ticular judge or : court exercising
equity jurisdiction in other matters
touching the trust should also have
power to fill vacancies in the office
of trustee under the will. !
"The naked powerof appointing in
succession the- trustees - of the - trust
is not of itself a judicial function, but
a power which may be vested by the
grantor of a trust.
GER.MAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS, Jan. 31. Western war arena
Severe - bold and snowstorms today
limited fighting-activity oh this front
On the Lorraine frontier, near
trey;; from noon .there was a violent
artillery duel till - evening; The
French attacked part of our positions
but were repulsed. " .
JEast front. Prince 'Leopold's army:
On the east bank of the Aa river our
troops' stormed; Russian forest pofei
tlOn and -repulsed several strong coun
ter attacks in - It, taking 14 officers
and more than 900 soldiers as wel!
as 15 machine guns. v C
Archduke Josepn's front: Alter a
violent fire the Russian? several time?
attacked positions south of Valeyutna
Tbad.r Two: strong attacks failed a
in the third- Charge one detachment
succeeded in reaching a point of
port; :-; : : : 4 -: 'v-;
von MacKensetts army: Near tfe
Danube strong hostile reconnolterfop
oetaenments aavancea and were re
pulsed by Turkish outposts.
On the Macedonian front recoi.ioit
eing Germans brought In from a raid
in Czerna river bend several Italians
as prisoners; -' '-.
BOCKUS G0ESJ0 COAST
ON TWO MINING MISSIONS
unaries u. hcckus win leave tome
row for San Francisco and Salt Laite
City. He is going to Salt Lake to rep
resent local Interests at the annual
meeting of the Montana-Bingham
Mining Company, and on his vetnrn
will visit the Mineral Products prop
erty. He expects to reach home about
the end of February: . v
Unfurnished cottage on Twelfth ave.,
Kalmukl. Phone 3735. 4 6699 6t
Cameo brooch, between Diamond Head
and Moanalua.' Return to this office,
; reward. 6699 3t
JOIN STAFF OF
LOCAL Y. V. C. A.
Miss Kathryn Williams, member of ;
the extension: staff of the Y. W. C. A..j
has resigned her josition and will
leave for Seattle in the near future.
The announcement was made today
by Miss Annetta Dieckmann, exten
sion secretary.. Miss Marjorie Capps,
a cousin of Miss Williams, has been
named as her successor.
Miss Capps has had much experi
ence in educational work and is ex
pected to continue the ,many features j
that made the work of Miss. Williams i
so successful. The various extension
,w . m. i j .u
ciuus nave snon au lutreaseu gruui
a.in f... m,.n.hc o.h
department of Y. W. C. A. work has
oeen especially iavorea.
like her cousin. Miss Capps is an
ardent devotee of all outdoor athletics
and this will be invaluable in -carrying
on . the work ariong the girls .of the
various clubs. Both Miss Capps and
Miss Williams are sterling tennis
players and have participated in the
It is thought that Miss Williams will
remain in Honolulu until after the Car
nival tournament. She is without
doubt one of the leading feminine
stars in the city, and it is expected
that with Miss Maile Vicars she will
uphold the honors of Honolulu against
the visiting players;
104 IN JANUARY
Vital Statistics for the month of
January, compiled for the city of Ho
nolulu, show that there were during
tnat penoa a loiai or ziu uirtns, iz
marriages and 104 death's.
Of those who died 55 were males
and 19 females. Tuberculosis carried
off a higher number than any other
disease with a total of 18 deaths to its
credit. Typhoid fever caused four
deaths, diarrhea 13, cancer 6, alcohol-i
Ism 1, chronic poisoning 1, diphtheria
and croup 2, and Brlght's disease 6.
Two died by. suicide and one by hang
According to tho report of the anti
tuberculosis bureau of the board of
health there was a total of 42 deaths
in the entire territory from tubercu
losis, 25 being" of males and 17 of fe
males. This is nine more than for
January , of. Jftst year.,
'Ninety 'cases are reported for Janu
ary of th1syear of which 36 -are of
persons .'born' in the Islands and60 of
persons born in Asia.
WONT ANNOUNCE TIME
' OF COMMITTEE SESSION
If , the committee of 1 the whole of
the harbor board met today, for. con
sideration' of the? report of engineers
on Piers 8, 9 and 10, filed Wednesday,
it did not make it known to the pub
lic Charles J.- JlcCarthy, chairman
of the committee, declined to state
what time the meeting would be held.
No outsiders would be present, he
said; but the regular meeting to dis
cuss action after some agreement has
been reached will be public. The bill
of the three engineers was 13600.
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Leonida Blssolatl, leader of the Re
form Socialists and minister without
portfolio In the Italian cabinet, was j
awarded the military medal.'
JB. All fitted
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! FAVOR OF DOCTOR
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personally believe that every point
possible should be gone into and
cither exonerate Dr. Ayer from every
shadow cf a charge' or find him
The committee, however, believed
that the Nagle case should first be
taken up and when asked his wish
Dr. Ayer said he desired the same.
Patient Takes Witness Stand
Nagle was the first witness. He
said he had been drinking and had
! sianea oaca 10 me jonn loi aooui y
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P- m. On the way he had been met
by a man who asked him if he diserd
to visit a woman. He said he did.
When they arrived at a certain house
the man struck him over the head,
and when he came to early' in the
morning he found all his money and
watch gone and his right ankle
broken. He lay there until about 5
in the morning, when lie attracted the
attention ot a man passing. He was
taken to the emergency hospital and
treated by some young man. Dr.
Ayer .came in later and told him he
had a bad fracture. Dr. Ayer at
tempted to get him Into the marine
hospital, but was unsuccessful. He
was then told by Dr. Ayer that he
could go to the Queen's Hospital for
S1.75 a day. Dr. Ayer having previous-
fly ascertained that he had over $400.
He said while in the Queen s Hospital
he had only been visited by Dr. Ayer
once, Dr. Alsup doing all the work.
The bill for $50 was presented by Dr.
Alsup a few days before he was dis
charged, but not paid until afterwards;
Ayer Takes Stand ; . '
Dr. Ayer was asked by Larsen what
condition Nagle was in when brought
to the hospital and replied that he
was drunk and It was with great dif
ficulty that his name could be ascer
tained. There was also no indication
that he had been hit on the head.
Sheriff Rose then took. up the cross
examination. Nagle admitted to him
that he had been well treated at the
hospital but had thought the $1.75 in
cluded all expenses. He claimed that
Dr. Ayer did not treat hinv while at
the Queen's hospital and only visited
him once. '
Say's Nagle Approved Bill
Clark was then called to the witness
stand and ' said that when Dr. Ayer
had brought the bill he had -refused
touj)ay until Nagle's authorization was
obtained. "A few days later Nagle
came to the office with Edwardson
and both said the bill was all right"
Dr; Alsup, the next witness, said
that Dr. Ayer came to see Nagle from
two to four times. When asked con
cerning the offer made by Dr. Ayer
he replied that Dr. Ayer had told him
that as he had done most of the work
he Would like to give him some of the
$50 by he had refused it and nothing
more, had been said. ' ' ,-v
Must Have Own Physician
Dr. Alsup then explained that when
a patient With money came to the hos
pital, he must be attended by' a pri
vate physician. In the case of Nagle
although Dr. Ayer might not have
called on him daily he had given di
rections for his careand after the
plaster cast, was put on It was not
necessary for the surgeon to
attend regularly unlesa complications
set in.v In this case they did not. He
also said that it was not unusual for
the internes to put on casts and have
X-rays taken for the private doctors
and attend to patients under the direc
tions of the doctors.
Smith was the'p called upon and cor
roborated the statements of Dr; Alsup.
Nothing like' having
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board. You'll find us
well equipped with
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Largest stock and lowest prices; ,
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An Under -Sea Wonderland
is the marine garden at Haleiwai? Gearly and comfort-,
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who sees it Also bathing, boating golf and tennis.
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