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From Vancouver: - Mkkuxft, March It. For Vancouver: Makura, March 2. 12 PAQE HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF ILWAII, MONDAY, FEBRUARY" 26, 1917. 12 PAGE3. finn PRICE. FIVE CENTS Evening Bulletin. KcL 1882, No. 71 , luwvua our. m. vwn , .w. ' , ' " . . o -' o oVo oo oo 00 o o oo o oo , . co;:?lic.itio;!s gj Talk Around Capitol t)f Plan to Memorialize Congress to , . Pass Prohibition Law :i "Wets"- and drys" are now ap parently "Unlng up for a fight in the territorial legislature, brought on by Senator ChilUngwortb's prohibition bill. To add to ; ,the, complications reen. ahead of the prohibitory legisla tlon there ia talk around Capitol halls of amendments to the bill, or possibly a. substitute bill or resolution. - Prohibition advocates heard ' this morning that "Senator Chllingworth might adopt a new tack in an effort to get prohibition legislation passed. It was said that he has an idea of memorializing' Congress to pass "dry" legislation for Hawaii. , . v This la even more drastic than the petition-plebiscite, which' la the latest proppsal before Congress. ,; '. David Cary Peters, president of the local Anti-Saloon League, and George W.' Paty, agent, went up to the senate this" morning to learn tX first hand, what 1 the latest . developments might be: 1 i Two amendments are to do tawe to fenrtor Charles F. . CMllIngworth's prohibitl-n' I'M to .frovlde.. for, which jhe -senate this a fie moon r voted for his request to defer action until 1 crclock tomorrows U, - v Senator IL C. Pacbecb'wiil make the flrst amendmentto refer the jueit4on to a vote of -the people. :y: The other amendment will be Intro-, duced.by Senator ChllliaswoVth Mm t elf at the request cf the Anti-Saloon League representatives with whom he conferred this afternoon. The amend ment will supply the Webb-Kenyon clr.tipe'ta the bill. This clause re fers to importation of liquor; by indl viduals.. ; $ " : ' Chilllngrworth , was' In conference with Mr. Peters and Mr. Paty this aft ernoon when the question first came up in the senate. ' Upca motion by Senator Coney action ,was deferred -until tomorrow. Senator : Shingle , moved that this be r.mended deferring to 2 o'clock today instead. ' ,- . Shortly after Chilltngworth return ed to the chamber, and discovered yhat had been done In his absence, j Jie lEKca ior a, recousiaerauon a.uu moved that the matter be taken up at 1 o'clock tomorrow. . . r He atated that the two amendments mentioned aboye could not be prepar ed for today. ATI theother senator agreed with him and the matter will ! tombed out begirding at 6 o'clock tomorrow. Marliet Strong; Metals Harden NEW YORK STOCK MARKET TODAY Follwkif ara the dn prlcaa af stocks an ths N aw Yark .maris t ts- day, ssnt by ths Asaactatta Presa ever.! V9 Fttftral Wktftsa: ; ; Yester- Today, day. TA X Alaska Gold American Smelter American Sugar Rfg. . . American Tel. A Tel. .. Anaconda Copper ... . . Atchison .. i..... ...... Baldwin Loco.'..'..... Baltimore & Ohio .... 112 124 80 102H Bethlehem Steel, New.. 129 WASHINGTON, I). C, Feb. Sfi. A brief and sudden raid was made on the Knplih coast tixlar by a flotilla of German destroTorH. which in the earl v morning hours appeared off Iiroadsair Margate, and opened a bombardment of the rfiore. . y j . A- woman and a child were killed and two injured. , Several house were damaged, according to the atatement made by Ronarjjiw to the house of commons later in the day. , l'--y-::r-''-.-'--'. Calif. Petroleum Canadian Pacific (X, M. A St. P. (St, Paul) Colo. Fuel ik Iron ...... Crucible Steel ......... Erie Common .......... General Electric'.....!. General Motors, New ... Great Northern Pfd. 23 154'2 SO ! Vz - 652 26i 162 114r 114 Inter. Harv.. N. J. ;..., 115 n Lehlflh R. R. New . York . Central Pennsylvania'.... Ray ConsoU Reading Conynon . . Southern Pacific Sttidebaker ........ Texas Oil Unlen .Pacific V. S. Steel Utah. ;., Wectlnshoutel-.' May Wheat .... 45ft 74 . 96 . 54 27 87 111J4 128 78'. -102', v 52 X ' 23 154 '; 804 ; 4 A 64HJ 26"a 161 VA 114 113 1$ MVt 73'2 54?4 27- Drive Turks Out, FoU 85',. . 84', 84!2' 937a 101 4V I00it 227V. ? 223'j ' LONDON, Eng., Feb. ':. 20 Knt-el-Amara; -scene of one of the most spectacular disasters this British armt has suffered in this war, has been wrested now fMm.the "Turk and ici6ry vercpiiies the de feat many months ago. '..... ; : '. 'v;i, v -'V; .. After months of slow campaigning, the British army sent. against the town and surrounding district has dislodged the town is in 'British hand( . . - : . ' ' ; 7 Minister fronar Lawjmade the. statement Jn the house, of com mons,, today that, the, Turks are retreating, pursued .by the British trmy. . 4.; ...... .100'. 112 . r'93r 'so.:- 1.77J, 'x 131 107a 41 1.7IM Bid. tEx-tftvldend. lUnauoted. r O j I L T1 -LI h II .- AtwcUW4 Tnt lr l4r) WirtlMi) WASHINGTON,' a C, Feb, 28. An appreprlation of 86,003,000 -t-.for federal relief In the pressing . food -shortaje situation, and an Investigation to . devise better -f- marketing and distribution meth- -t- oda, are prcposed in a resolution introduced in the upper house to- day by Senator William E. Borah 4 4 cf Idaho. Action on it was.de -4-; ferred. ' . v. .; 4 '.-. - x ' - : . i .4 -f 4 Instructions from the treasury de partment, Washington. D. C, to dis continue giving out Information o the public concern leg the morementa or manifests of any and all Teasels, whether American or foreign, were re ceived late Saturday by Collector of Customs Malcolm A.- Franklin and were made public by him today. . ? - The order not only Instructs the custom house not to giTe out any infor- matin onnMrni.i tka mnrofnotl fa nt HKMHHSMI Sfll CKT MAS S , vi!. oninrln n IasvItUt thU rvirt DISPLEASES TREASURER. 5Li?Lif,.0' . The clause in the proposed new city!; regulations went into effect to and county charter which makes the i flay ; ,.v v r Ralaries of the mayor, city and county . There Is no ban placed on the glr attorney and superintendent of pub-' lug t of Information by the local lie work higher lhah that of the heads agencies of steAmer Ui.es calling here of other denartmenta has raised the! it they Chooso . to notify the public wnen meir Doais are cue 10 arnve. The MerchantaV Exchange today re ported no cenixrship on ' messages sent from this port to San Francisco by cable concerning movements of res fILS K3TEST 0I;. Ei ami The initial protest to be heard by the legislature against the measure known as the ."Territorial Road Com mission Act," which was endorsed by the Civic Convention at . Hilo, and which has been before other conven tions, came to the house today in the form of a petition from S3: residents of Hookena, HawaiL .'' We protest," say the aigners, "against the passage of any laws which take away from us pie right to maintain and construct ) our roads throughout the county and more es pecially the bill enUUe4. the Territori al Road Commission Ackiwhich "was endorsed by the Civic Convention at hilo." . , ':;.; - - ' : ' . ,The -petition was presented -by: Rep resentative Henry L. KawewehL j , Another measure -affecting roads was Introduced Ly Representative Ku plhea of Oahu, which feeeka to repeal section, 112; Revised -Laws. 1815, which provides tor the opening and widening of highways.- -. : . : v-f r Americaa tlachantmon ViU Sail If U. S. AUot7s Armioi; Vilii Guns XEV YORK, X;' Y.; Feb.N 2t.-If President JWil sonf is authorized by Ppngress to arrn merchant JyesseU fly ing'. the Apierican flag, much t hipping tied '.up. .here, Will resume sailings immediately guns are"pr(: y iden.'"This, the. statemcnt.of officials of the lppiirtmrifliiies todaV. ;.- -. ( ::-'" 'v ': ;; - : Afcenlme Hao Plan of fileHiatidn tltEXOS. AIRES, Argentine republic, Feb. 26.The Argentine iirspaper La Xacioh aundunceg that thex Argentine Ilepublic is en deavoring to; bring about, a joint action of llatin-American nations offering their good offices for mediation to end the-war. ' ' ' " The United States nl npt,be.:as4ed to participate-in this move ment because, hating severe relations with Germany, it is held no longer to. have the status of a Ueutral'conntrV such as can offer mediation. - . y r.' : . . ' ;"'.. :;-'.J' .'. ". . Airship Dovned, 14 Killed French BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 26. Fourteen persons were killed to day In the destruction of a French airship, which was brought down ly the defensive fire f rom German ant i-aircraf t batteries, according to official, statement here todav. . - , : - V V0i.WK SUFFIIAOE C0P.1ES TO FORE Congress May Be "".Asked ' to j 7 ; Amend Organic Law for. votes tor women wrath of D. U Conkling, city and coaaty treasurer. Tho salaries of all department heada should the came," he said Jftdar "and f Yrrmlrt nlart IDrrt to saa j , - . . j i the pay of the depiUes fixed by the:eis arriving or lesnug ucre. tu?io legisltture eo Jcht ts it Is impossible to get Just treatment In the regulation la no censcrshlp at the coast, Manaj. ger John Ef finger reforted, but the of the pay from the board of an per- j advices now must 'come and be sent visors," ? r. by caoie instead or wtreiess. : Whether the women of the territory shall have the right to vote is a ques tion that will be put squarely before Congress for a final decision if a joint resolution by Representative Wil liam E. Miles of Oahu weathers the storm in the local legislature and is adopted. ' ;. Representative Miles this afternoon was to Introduce in the house it joint resolution petitioning the .members of Congress to give the women of Hawaii the .Tight to vote by amending the lo cal election laws as set dowg in t he Organic act - Miles' resolution covers very fully the platforms of both the Republican and Democratic parties in Hawaii, which are unanimous in favor of equal suffrage tor women, and which pledge their support of any measures which might tend to bring about the-franchise. The joint resolution is 'Miles' own proposal and was drafted by the law firm of Watron & demons, v Let Womeii Decide -.: . , ' The jotat resolution favors the hold ing of a plebiscite at an early date so that the women of the territory may decide by ballot the question of wheth er or not they want the right to tote. T believe that the women of Hawaii should hare ttu? light to vote just as women' In many, of the states on the mainland have this privilege, says Representative Miles. "The sentiment among' the women here is unanimous, I think, and I believe they are all in favor of the ballot. My canvass shows that the feeling among the ' women is strong," although a few oppose it" Marketing . Division Looms Up Ready, for i presentation early this week In the house Is a measure re lating to the status of the territorial marketing division, which, it Is re ported, will, put before the legislature the question of whether the division shall be directly under the control of the United ' States government, or a separate . bureau directly under the control of the territorial government. The territorial legislature has been appropriating money for the mainte nance of the division, as has the V. 8; (government, and the question for the legislature to decide is whether the divlson is not now hampered by having two "bosses," as It were. New Bills Introduced. ' : V Representative Lyman introduced a resolution, providing that the - follow ing sums be inserted in the loan fund bill: :-':,,v;-; vv--:'v,vv v.. Hilo hospital, new ward and operat ing room, 115,000. ! - ; New wharves, Kuhio Bay,-1350,000. . Water works and pumping plant. Honokaa village, 335,000. . Relocation of Volcano road, from four-mile new bridge to niae-mile Qlaa," relocate and construct 3100,000. He also introduced a resolution pro viding that the following sums, relat ing :to the Glen wood experiment sta tion, be inserted in the appropriation bill: : l .i-'R: : : V;-- Salary, traveling superintendent Hawaii. $150. a month: salary of keeper, $75 ai month; traveling ex penses, superintendent $50 a month; (Continued on page two) V LJl$W Li u lJL A U ..-.-. ail ' ' f s ii ' a ii iiii J LI u l i Ann ' LiiLil y ' , (Associated Trews bv Feileral VIrelejs - - . . .-v LONDON. Enrr.. Feb. 26. U. S. Consul Wesley Frost telegraphed from Queenstown, Ireland, to the American embassy here today that the Cunard liner Laconia was torpedoed off the Irish coast at 10 Sunday night. Detaih of, the sinking are lacldng, though survivors are landing with more or Iczz fragmentary stones of what happened when the big steamer was attacked. Some persons are known to be missing, and one is known to be dead. Two hundred and seventy-eight survivors had been landed at the time Con sul Frost telegraphed. : ' . '; 'i ir' (Aaaoeiated Prewi 1v-i'iip I. . ;' . .' : ; ,; ; LONDON, Eng., Feb. 26 -Off icial The Cunarder Laconia was top i- doed last night without warning; The ; survivors, said to number 270, arc being landed tonight. . ; . "'.-.- . -: "; NEW YORK, N, Y., Feb. 26. The Cunarder. Laconia carried f rom th:: port a hundred passeriijers, among vhom arc teri or more Americans". ; i NEW YORK H. Y Feb. 26 Twenty native-born .Americans arc members of the crcW of the Laconia, according to the records xif thy Gxzzzri, agency here. '.- V ' . : : : r' ' '-1 U -;' '; ' ; QUEENSTOWN Ireland Feb. 26. The big Cunard liner Laconb, which sailed from New York on February 18 for Liverpool, has been sun!: in the "war zone. it The Laconia is one of the best-known of the Cunard fleet, a big liner of 18,100 tons, built in 1912 at Newcastle. ; She is 600 feet long. Her home port is Liverpool , ' In 1913 the Laconia was on the Boston-Liverpool run and was later put into the lleditcr-ranean-Adriatic service with sailings from New York. Later she was put in the New York Liverpool service as It freight and passenger vessel She is valued in the millions. Wilson: Would Place d "Armed Neutrality WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.President Wilson today went befcro Congress in one of the most serious crises that the nation has eyer faced and asked the .lawmaking body of government to grant toe administration extra ordinary powers for the defense of the lives and property of American citi- zens at sea. -y, ... -i : i -. ; - TKe address began at 1 this afternoon with both houses of Ccnjrcrs as sembled in. the hall of representatives. Galleries were crowded with a thrcr. which manifested the support of the people for the president at this trying hour. ..v-. y-i::s-'r;'-C ; ' Mr. Wilson asked Congress to empower him to use the forces of C.z United States to protect American rights on the high seas. Me asked author ity to place the United States in a state of "armed neutality.,; He requested that he be empowered to take whatever steps are neces sary, including the arming of ships and the convoying of merchant vczzzh by naval forces. ' ! , , . - In his address the president made it plain that the administration; wanb peace, but not at the price of American lives or American rights, or at t!; price of driving the American flag from the seas. News that the Cunard liner Laconia had been sunk in the war-zone ar rived while the president was on his way from the White House to the cap: tol. The news added to the emphasis on his words to Congress. , - Congress is also expected, the address said, to provide menqy ample to carry out the plans for national defense which .the administration has in RESOLUTION IN HOUSE , REGRETS DEATH OF GEN. FRED FUNST0N . The following concarrent resolution on tbe recent death of the late llaj. Gen. Frederick Funston, U. S. well known In Hawaii, was presented in the house today by - Representatite George K; Kawaha; ' -. , 'Whereaa, MaJ.-Gen. Frederick Fun eton, V. S. A., has been called to Join the ranks of the heavenly hosts, and -Whereas, this distinguished soldier :and useful citizen made several visits to these islands, and was for a period j in command of the Department of Ha : wail, ana , ; . ; ; I -Whereas, r.-hile a resident of the (territory XI a J.-Gen Funston was ever jealous of our interests, amiable and $ courteous to all our people, and in every way a irue lriena 10 iiawkii, therefore, be it . Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of tbe Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii, that in the death of MaJ.-Gen. Funston our nation loses one of its most notable and. val uable men, one whose counsel and services were-'cf utmost worth,, en? who 'was a true and unselfish patriot standing always with distinction an i ability! for; all that is best and most emblematic of true democracy an : genuine Americanism. ?ne$dlved, that these resolutions spread upon the Journals of the So--ate and House, and that copies there . : be sent to tbe President cf tbe t'nii : States, the Secretary of War, tbe rr -siding officer of the Congress cf t' United States, .the coramandinj cf!k of the Department of Hawaii a., widow of, the late MiJ.-Cen. Funstc-. ' . ..