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yj'vrning Bulletin. F..L IS 2, No. f.73H
yftUwutlan Star. Vol, XXIV. No. ;:
12 PAGE 1IOXOLULU, TEURITOKY OF HAWAII, Tl'I!)AV, MAKCII 20, 1017. -12 PAGES.
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Inter-Island Vessel Goes Ashore
uh nawaii uunng rona;
May Be Total Loss
HILO, Hawaii, March 20. 'Tremen
rfcus rains rav teen falling on the
U!nJ cf Hawaii, There was a cloud
burst at Kauai and roads arH bridges
l ave been waihed away. any sec
tions are ctt off from communication
with Hilo.' : -." -
The lnter.is!and steamship Maui
has cne on the rocks at Maka'owae
na, between Kailua and Kawaihae.
Coins nrroirod t 1 c'cJock th'.n
rntnc in the' Kona storm which wa
Kins at the time, the Inter-Island
tteamer Maul, laden with JC.000 bags
of sugar, is hard and fast a quarter
cf a mile on shore at Makalawaena
iioint (Fishermen's iolnt) on the
North Kona coast of Hawaii, between
'Kiholo and Kallua. about five miles.
eouta cf Kibo!3. afternoon Tlie company sent to the
At morn today a .rcfess from Hilo harbor board a comrconicatlon yester
ti the Inter-lsland offU-cs here said day. The letter is believed to con-
Ihe steamer s imelUon is the same as
It was early this 'morning. It added
that the Kllauea would be alongside
tho Maul by 1 o'clock thla" afternoon
and the NHhnu by i o'clock. Doth
MRsc!g have been rushed. to her; as
sistance from Biff Island points..
'Details as to the accident's cause
ore meaner., A mesnape reaching. the
Inter-Island about 6 o clock this morn-
in from the Hilo agency said the
stnamrr ia lying with her stern to-
ward shore and her head out to sea.
She Is reported to be making In the
nprhoM. The forward hold is be-
lleved to bo dry. : r . .
Ati ft'rlorii this afternoon the Inter-
Island rUesraKc T.U Ktitilant Trbtn
this tort to the scene of the Vreck.j
fche should arrive there some time to
morrow morning. - . ; . i
Part of Crew Landed
This morning's message said part
or the Maul's crew of 45 men had been
landed at Kallua. No lives have been
1wL CapL'IC Williamson, the ves
rel'8 master, Is staying with the ship,'
it Is Relieved. .
- The Maui's "cargo on board today
consists of 10,236 sacka of Hawl Sug
rr, according-to the Inter-Island and'
to Hind, RoUh & Company's local of-,
fice, the agency here for Hawl Mill &;
Plantation Company, Ltd. The sugar -.'
insured with II. Hackfeld & Com-
' (tmy'a Insurance departmenL- It was
-Wv.ided at MahuRona, from wnicn port
the Maul steamej last evening, bound
f ir Kallua. where sh was to load cat-
tie for Honolulu. . Tne steamer leu history of the weather bureau.
Honolulu last Thursday on a special Damage to streets was estimated
trip. Her regular run is to Kauai this morning by City Engineer Collins
ports. She leU Hilo about 4 p. m.-at,$75,0Q0.k This was before tie had
Sunday for. Mahukona. . ; ! been over th entire city and before
Every possible effort will be made he had reports from the other.tl'de of
ly the Inter-Island Steam Navigation the Island.
Company to save the MauL The com- The road between Kaneohe and He
1 any will have three steamers avail- eia has been largely washed out which
b!e to-try towing her eft, provided her will prevent round-ths-island trips un
condition when they arrive warrants til it can b repaired,
the attempt! . ; T . . Traffic on tho Oahu Railway was
Today's wireless messages give no suspended .this morning and a force
details as to the cause of the wreck. "of 2C0 men put to work to make re
rassengers arriving on the Mauna Kea pair$ which were completed so that
this morning reported smooth sea 4 operatns were resumed tbi after
find hardly any wjnd In the channels,' noon. :
(Continued on page three)
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IMCHFELD CO. HOW
OFFERS TO MOOR
SillPS I.' IliifiCOtt
ProDOsition Before the Harbor
I Board. Firm Aareeina to
Drive Piles in "Rotten How":
Board May Meet Today ;
ToFslblc action to get the German
refugee steamers away from territor
ial wbaive and, moored In "Rotten
Row" seelis in sight. '
That an alternative propcsitlcti by
which II. Hackfeld" & Company, Ltd..
tre local German refugee merchant.
r.tcamer agency, agrees to drive the
mooring "dolphSns" or piles In Rotten
Row behind which the Pommern and
Setos wJM be tied up, provided the
board temits a portion of the present
wharfage charges paid by. the steam
ers will be considered, by the harbor
board at Its special meeting tonight
was the report in circulatlcn today,
it- was verified by the Star-Bulletin. f
The cost of driving1 the dolphins wili
be between 14000 and 15000. Man
ager F. W. Klebahn bf Hackfeld L
Corrpany's rhipplng department wcnld
, net ccfltirm or deny the report this
tain the firm's offer. Klebahn re
ferred the Star-Lulletin to the harbor
loard fcr a copy of the cemmunica
Lion. . . ; '
Yen. that's right;' said Chairman
-('barles ' II. Forbes when seen by a
Star CuUetin rcjortcr at tlft office of
the 1 public utilities commission' this
aftemcon. "As soon as I can' get
away from this meeting I'll.' try and
me oarnor roara togctner lora
meeting later in the day, to act on the
Iiltt' . ; . . . '
So 'ar as could be learned, today
Governor Pinkliam bas had no reply
from Secretary Lansing to the cable-i
CiTY CflUiJTS UP
Streets and Roads Are Badly
Washed; Private Property
: is Badly Damaged .
Raiinfall for 24 hours to 8 o'clock
this morning was 13.36 inches and
from noon yesterday to 8 this mora
ina 13.33 inches. These fiaurss are
more than two and one-half times the
previous 24-hour rainfall record In the
Houses have been badly damaged in
many parts of the city, in some In
stance swept off their foundations.
Streets ran like river yesterday
afternoon and last night and street
railway service was badly disturbed
but not discontinued; . V
Private property' losses in addition
to houses washed away and otherwise
damaged consist pf grounds badly
washed and plants and shrubs and
even trees washed out. Such reports
we frtm all parts of the city and dam
age estimates cannot be accurately ob
tained. . , ' ;
Men, women and children were fish
ing with bare hands In some of the
city streets in the Waikiki section.:
Ksniolani Park looked like a great
lake with trees growing in it. Jap
anese sampan broke away from their
moorings and for several hours yes
terday afternoon vessels In the harbor
were engaged in picking them up. '
Reports of damages from all parts
of Oahu continue coming in this after
So far as can be learned, there has
been no loss of life and no serious
Honolulu is engaged in cleaning up
after the rain this afternoon and in
estimating damage done to public and
to private property and to make har
The storm of yesterday has left a
rainfall record far ahead of anything
in the history of the weather bureau.
What the damage will prove to hat
been Is uncertain but it would appear
that tf roads' and streets alone it may
run mere than f 100,000.. To this must
be added losses to private property.'
Despite inconvenience, - people yea
trday took the storm cheerfully. They
waded to and from street cars, slopped
homeward, dashed about in splashing
automobiles, sometimes were stalled
CITY WELCOMES HOME FROM WAR
FRONT DR. AND MRS. JAMES R. JUDD
I . Honolulans who gave their services to cause of humanity in France and who were received with official
i welcome- by Honolulu today and me! by a hoat of frienda Dr. and Mrs. Jamca R. Judd. .
: ' ' - . -
Sensational' Events in Russia
Show Democracy Triumph
ing Over Despotism ' No
Prediction on War's Duration
Honolulu officially and unofficially
welcomed home today two Honolulans
who have given distinguished service
to the cause, of humanity on the" war
front Dr; and Mrs .'James R. Judd.
Mayor Lane. headed a committee of
citizens who met Dr. Judd and his
wife as the steamer Manoa docked
early this morning.
. The Hawaiian band was ordered by
the mayor to attend the steamer ar
rival and play in honor of the return
ing physician and the wife who was
associated with- him as a nurse on
In the flood, but the, maintained their
good nature. ,, ;t. , f '
Round-Island Trips Off ' - ;",
One of the late, developments from
the storm Is that tourists as well as
residents are affected by the storm as
Is shown In a report from Koolaupoko
district which says that the belt road
there tor a distance, of over 100 feet
has" been entirely destroyed not only
making It Impassable for automobiles
but also difficult for. pedestrians to
travel. This means that, until the road
1 repaired, round-the-island trips will
be out of the question.
The place where the road has been
washed out is between Kaneohe and
Heeia. . Trips; therefore, may be madu
to the coral gardens. The -culvert near
H. C. Adams' property, which was con
siderably undermined during the . last,
fctorm, has been washed away. ..
According to the road department
today, it will probably take at least
two weeks and maybe longer to repair
the beltdroad in order that automobiles
may go over it and continue around
the island. . '; '
Appropriations for . emergency re
pairs to streets and roads tn the city
and outside district will probably be
asked for at the nleeting of the board
of supervisors tonight
Other Departments Suffer . '
The' water; and sewer departments
also fe'.t the effect of the storm iu
various places, about the city .where
rerric pipes were broken and sewer
pipes were stopped up by ! the heavy
rains. : ;"- , :
' Several service pipes which cross
the Aiakikl stream by Kalakaua ave
nue were broken by the big boulders
carried down stream by water and
also the four-Inch pipe line from Her
ring Valley. No great trouble was
caused by the breaking of these pipes.
The rainfall atJLuakaha was 10.74.
Dam No. 4, Nuuanu Valley, rose nine
feet or 143,000,000 gallons. The dam
U now at the 53-foot level.
,. (Continued on Page 9)
The chairman of the board of di
rectors of the Bank of New Zealand
has f Just returned from a four-month
tsip through the United States and
Canada and announoes that arrange
ments have been completed with
American banks whereby dollar cred
its can be secured to facilitate trade
between' New Zealand and , America.
Honolulu Damage HugeMo Excited;
DR. JUDD NOW
the French front And tne band, with
a succession of prjtriotic and popular
airs, played with an enthusiasm echo
ed in the cheers sent up by the crowd
at the wharf as the home-comers step
ped off the gangplank. ;
Dr. and Mrs. Judd left Honolulu on
June 16, 1915, and went to France, to
beroire associated with the American
(Ambulance. .They left France on the i
dcaujf on October 7, 1916. and went toiterdayby Robert W. Breckons,. attor
Xew York. hi New York City a son. ( ney and Republican national commit-
Janes Robert Judd. Junior, was born
to them, and James Robert, Jr., arriv
ed with them today.
Official Welcome Hearty
The official welcome was arranged
rather hurriedly by the mayor, but its
(Continued on page eight) ;
(Special CbU toallavaii Tlochl) ".
TOKIO, Japan, Mar." 20. Count
Oktima, former premier -of Japan, in an
interview yesterday said that he ex
pects the same thing will happen in
Germeny . as . recently took place in
Russia, lie said that the bureaucrats K
ana me leopie ci uerumny. were nil
war at present and the next change
would be an uprismg--against the
kaiser and a new government estab-I
Count Okuma in his Interview
warned Count Teraucbi, present pre
mier of Japan, that Le.shonld abide by
the rule of the people for the sake of
Japan. He said the Russian bureau
crats had neglected, the people and a
revolution was the result '; -
VARNISHED CLOTH .
By Associated Trsu
ROME,. Italy.- An . investigation of
the shoe indutsry ha revealed that
the retail stores have been flooded
with ' footwea j made of varnished
cloth, paper soles, sold to women and
children at prices varying from ?5
to 910. ..: i-'
One dissatisfied customer lodged
a' complaint of fraud against the
seller of "shoes." whereupon ? the
association of shoe dealers voted to
close up their shops and not sell
any more cloth and paper until the
public had digested their wrath.:
The newspaper comment has- been
to ths effect that, since sole -, kather
is lacking for. the making of sandals
of the old Reman type, the putJic
must either wear old. shoes -'bought
before the war and made, of real
leather, or else return to tbe woocen
shoes of the peasant oitll 6uch times
as . the shoe -dealers lower their
j prices for real leather. '. - - f -
USER MAV BE ,
' WTa-irrrtrs i ini ntnnn
Hill 1 1. 1 IflUA LVL
iiUlLU unl nivLu!;
"KE RULE" FOR
Robert W. Breckons, : Home
From Washington, .TalkS On
Imnnrtant I pnic:lat mn
Latest "news on Hawaii legislation
in Washington and comment on cur-
rent matters of local and national im-J
teeman. - -.- ' -; -' -; : J -
Sir. Breckons, wh9'has ju8t returned
from . Washington after a prolonged
stay, during wliich he witnessed . the
Vroceedings la Congress almost from
the time it was organized until its
final: conclusion on March A, was in
terviewed by 9. atar-Bulletin reporter
yesterday- afternoon. He represented
some of the liquor Interests in Wash
ington as well as some other private
interests, bn also look a keen inter
est in iuattcf3 alfecting Hawaii gen
erally; V- ', ' v - " ' - ' .
''Heme Rule" Gains ..'"'' ' ;
''in my-oplnion," said be, VCongress
r Is prepared to broaden the powers of
Kther territorial legislature In -several
reseits, and to sanction almost any ,
reasonabio icposmoi: aivonng v or. gency. .ae Biiurntrz-ieucun u.iujcu
home rule. ' Nothing could be done at that they can enlist under the present
thfl last session, of coarHc. owlnz to 'laws. They -would .be enlisted for
qupstiens that were, ; as everybody
(Continued on page three) .
FIFTEEN AMERICAN ,
SAILORS BELIEVED LOST
AMftpUi Pr W Federal Wirele.O
pLyMOUTIL Eng, March 20. All
l0pe for the lives of the 13. missing
nn.h.n nt th tpw nf the American
steamer Vigilancia, sun it after an un
warned attack by a German submarine
wihife en route from Lisbon to a
French port, was yesterday abandoned
and the men have been given up as
.fan uririfiiotnn anA ih thr nur-
1vors of the crew report great sufrer- day. Is the country's chief gain In the
log endured through the Inhumanity j supreme court decision upholding the
ot the commander of the attacking Adaroson eight-hour law. The broth
ship. The Vigilancia was torpedoed ,crhood chlefa and railroad managers
and sent to her doom on the morning 'conferred today to work out general
of Friday, the survivors putting off In principles whereby pay contracts may
her small boats without adequate pro-. be made and an agreement reached
visions and without sufficient warm
Clothing. Throughout all of Friday!
. m . . a r- '
and Saturday and nntn Sunday after-
noon uie iaeu wtia titiueeu. w wc
element In their small row boats, the
suffering being intense. ; .' ,
SERBIAN SCIENTIST GIVES NEW
WIRELESS INVENTION TO U. S.
NEW YORK, N. Y. Prof. Mlcha
elo J. Pupin of Columbia' university,
an electrical expert and consul gen
eral, of Serbia in the1 United' States,
announced at the close of a . dinner
given -in his honor by. Coiumtia
alumni, recently, that he had invented
and placed at the disposal . of the
war department a method of "ellmi
rat.'cg static interference' with the
transmission of messages by wireless
tclesrapiy; ';" w:-; -: - :
War Situation I
Hackfeld Lumber Yard Watch-!
man Reported to Have Fired j
Shot at Unknown Prowler
15 LO. Hav a I Manh :''.
There is iru h -."excitpmcnt here
oer the war situation.
ljst night a ,'watvhiuan at the
HackTeid iumlt-r - yard fire 1 a
shot rt a man ho was pruwlinz
near the p'ce and whose a-.ticiis
'.-. ":: -.v ',' 'v V;5:-.,
Two Fires Set Hilo I
On Alert For Arson;,
rsur-Bnlletla Rpctl by Mntul WlrlJ (
HILO, Hawaii, March 20 The s
c!l hall cf the urct oret3n cnurcn
was set fire to last Sunday, it was
learned today. The hall and church
narrowly escaped destruction.
A Kaiw!ki1(Ung Company ware
house was destroyed by fire last night.
" " L a J ii i i "
Germans Try To
r (Amoriatrd Prr hy cderl Wircle)
WASHINGTON; D. C, March 20.
LleuL Chorth and Machinist's Mate
Schroedcr, two interned Germans at
the Philadelphia navy , yard, are be
lieved to have been drowned last night
in oimn!nr n mmm thpir Imnrlson-.
raent. They have been confined since
he severance or relations, wen wn
ftfh,ra frnm th Kronorint wiiheim
and the Prlns Eitel Friedrlch.
Kieht others of the Interned Ger
mans also attempted to escape last
( ht h t cantured by marines
and the police. These are additional
to seven of the interned Teutons who
are reported to have failed In an at
tempt yesterday to escape.
' ( Aocited tre by Federal Vlrele0
' WASHINGTON, D. . C March 20.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels today
ordered naval commanders of all shore
stations for recruiting officers to
bo prepared to establish women fn
actual naval service in case of emer-
shore duty in the lin of defense work.
and their occupations would be such
as stenography, . typing, -clerks and
other clerical positions. .They would
not be assigned to ships. ' '
(Awimtrl rre by federal Wirelesa)
NEW YORK, N. Y, March 20. Af
firmation of the full power of the gov-
lernment through tngress to prevent
.railroad strikes, officials declared to-
definitely, averting the strike.:. v .
QVE BY VILS0;i 13
expected sc: : ;;ow
"' f Aoelat4 Ttm y TUtni TTlr!ai .
WASHINGTON, March 2?. Within
48 hours President Wilson t expected
to indicate whether or not in his
opinion a .virtual stale of war now ex
ists between this country and Ger
many, brought about by -the Inhuman
ity and the illegality of the German
submarine murder , cf American citi-"
sens. The signs are that the president
will decide that war exists, but there
are too evidences to show that he has
decided to expedite the convening ot
congress .in extra session before the
date already chesen, April 16. ' ,
-.Arrangements were mai 3 yesterday
for the' caili25 for bid3 frcm. private
IS RELIED C:i
Berlin Papers, Giving First
' News of Retreat to People
This Morninq;$ay It is Plan
t3 Check Expected Allied
Drive; Say Teuton Line Now
- i .MriilH Trf ht rVdrnJ Vtrele)
BERLIN, G-many. Mar. 23 I h
Be lin press to5ay deeiaret tat the
German retreat tn tfce western f.'ont la
a ttrxtegtcal raneuver ta. chick the
expected Allea offensive at the
tprirg o?ns u-.
The papers cf Berlin todry tv th
Get man peor'e their first ntws of thS
events cn tre Frarce British front.
Artlclea by-military experts pa.ntina
out that th events are in favor cf Ger
many accompanied the news.
The experts pclnjL out that th re
treat is th strrtrgieal plan of th Gcr
ma.i general stff for a decision as a '
"masterstroke" to vt'.ia'.e th prepara
tions of th Entente Allies far a great
The paper art unanimous In ex
pressing the fulleit confidence In) lh .
judgment and military knowledge f
Gen. von Hindenbufj, chief of th Im
perial etaff.. "Thla la not the frt
stratcgic retreat n naa xcutea,-
cay the experts. ' ' -
General enjagementa of Irfahtry
and cavalry of U Elt:h vrith Ger
man rearguard forces now floinj n n -both
aides of th Sommt and Olse,
which Germans have abandoned, says
tn official atatement.
Violent French attack n th left
bank of th Me us rlvef art dldlrcd
to- have been repulsed. '
French Press ted
' On C jSfiii2 LiiiJ
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(Aocile4 Pr bj Ttintl Wlrslsaa)
PARIS, France, March 20 Tb
French ar 'vlflorousl". maintaining J
contact with th Germans wher th '
retirement of the latter Is occurring
on the western front. ,Th advance '
of the French Is increasingly difficult
beeaut a th Germans retreat they
are destroying roads and brldgea and
all other possible mean or communi
cation. ' . .
Gorman Tg!I3 L'iiy
. f AMX--ttd Preaa br rederal Wiele
BERLIN, Germany, Mar. 20.rhi!Ip
Scheldemann, the Socialist leader in
the Reichstag, in a statement In the
w.ll-knrwn , newspaper Vorwaerts
ears ' ' - , ',"
It does not require fnaay worda to
explain why almost the whole world
is arrayed against us. The whole
world sees among our enemies more
or less developed forms cf democracy,
and' in us sees1 only PrussIanistn.'J .
TO NEW PLAN TO MAKE
. (Aoriatel Pre by Federal W'irele);
- LONDON. Eng March 21. A Rrut
er's despatch today, referring to tho
plan for an autonomous . Poland, Bays '
that nearly all the district governors
cf Finland under tbe Rnssian monar
chal government resigned when th?y
heard of the revolution, and little op
position is shown to the plan to uake
Finland self-governing- . )
ENTENTE MINISTERS : ,
, AGAIN TAKE OFFICIAL
RESIDENCE IN ATHENS
' (Aooiatod Pre by federal Wiretu)
; LONDON, Eng,, March 20. Minla
ters of the Entente. power? to Greece
have resumed their ornciai residences
In Athens, : according to i Reuter's
despatch. When relations were criti
cal a few weeks ago, all th diplomatic
officials of the Entente' powers took
up their residence on Entente vesel3
in. the harbcr. r I : :
SAYS JAPANESE REPORT
r8twciai CsbU to H-wail Hoeii) i
. TOKIO, . Japan, : Mar. 7 -20. Crown
Prince Alexia has been assassinated,
according to the latest report received
from PetrograL A' despatch from the
Russian capital rsays that. revolution
Is U had reported tho death of : the
young Czarevitch.- This report .has
not yet been confirmed.
firms for the construction of 2C ad
ditional chasers, uch. aa are now be
ing constructed for Great Britain, tzi
It is likely thata larga number of
thesa boats will be available for serv
Ice within days, - v J . .,-