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Kvenlnjr nulletin Kit. 182. No. 6815
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXIV, No. "".($
Status of Liners Still Indefinite
Been Made Acquainted With
iransponaxion racmue; iui
.Just what the statue ol the two
largest steamers of the Matson line 1
whether they are to be comman
deered by the government m the near
future are to continue to ply between
the Islands' and the coast is even mora
of a fiuizle now than w hen announo
ment was first made last week by tba
Star-BuUetln that they had bom re
quisitioned by th.i government
While knowledge as to the lnteu
tlons of the government in regard to
the Maul and Katsonia was meager,
it was the general supposition in view
of Captain Matson'a message to E. D.
Tenney of Castle & Cooke that actual
requisition of the liners had taken
Information received Sunday, how
ever, by Governor Pinkham and Castle
& Cooks was that the linen had not
yet been requisitioned. Beyoad that
statement o farther light was thrown
on th situation. That the liaison
line officials had ben notified b7 the
government that they might exiec- to
have their boats requisitioned at some
future, date teems now to be the Infer
ence drawn from the meager facts at
band. Just when this will occur ia
not Tcnown. As to whether the govern
ment In the event of the seixure of the
liners plans to replace them with
freight carriers 1b another mooted
question. The matter of schedules Is
still np, to the air pending definite an
nouncement. . ' ,
At the Matson office today officials
were at a loss to determine the present
Matus of. the matter, and shortly be
fore, noon Manager John Drew of ttw
shipping department stated that h
was cabling for more details. He ex
pect a janf xer ttU-attemoo or t
morrow. -- - .?"---..V--.
, Coteraor Jtofchra stated la girlnr
out his message that, it corered, the;
matter as. fully as he is awe to state
It at the present time. He Intimated,
that more V information - might -be ex
pected from the mainland later." y
The Matson cablegram' stated that
the Maul and Matsonla are -"not ac
tually reauislttoned." Governor na
ham's letter to the public is under date
of Sunday,-June 17, 10 o'clock a, m.
Ia addition to the steamship situation
the governor also takes up the mat
ter of the aeiectiTe orag ior tiawau.
When a frightened horse hitched to
a wagon ran . amuck on Kmg street,
near the , lishmarkeV late Saturday
afternoon a Japanese ' named Hashl
gawsv Vas Injured, ;anauto owned by
O. - B. Overby was damaged and the
safety of several-pGdestrinta was en.
dangered. Manuel Deseaa . tied the
horse at the flshmarket, according to
the police, but the animaT broke his
tether and bolted when ar Japanese
Janitor went, by with his arms . fall
of paper. Hashigawa, who was knock,
'ed down at the corner of Kekaulflte
and King streets, was treated at the
emergency , hospital for a bruised el
bow.; .. '. : ' '
All Securities
Teday. day,
Alaska Gold.. 5
American Smelter 105
American Sugar Rfg. 118!
American Tel. & Tel. ..121
Anaconda Copper 824
Atchison 1014
Baldwin Loco. 62
Baltimore 6V Ohio 722
Bethlehem Steel at..
Catlf. Petroleum ....... 20Vi
Canadian Pacific 158y2
101 '
C, M. & St. P. (St Paul) 74
Colo. Fuel & Iron SOTk
Crucible Steel 794
Erie Common 25
General Electric Wa
General Motors, New ... 110
Great Northern Pfd. 107
Inter. Harv., N. J t
Kennecott Copper 44
Lehigh R. R. 64
New York Central
Ray Consol. .
Reading Common
Southern Pacific
Studebaket .
Texas Oil ..
Union Pacific
U. S. Steel . .
Western Union
Slump Badly
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ts B2I- 82', V
....... 070, 214 AttdrnesVo
416VU137 KeaweVaM.T
Ji 4 127fjT)31 conducteotHe
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rftnov. tynqueted. ,
But Washington Officials Have
Imperative Need of Adequate
To the Public Press of Hono-
lulu and various Islands:
Up to this hour th Matson lln-
ers 8. 8. Maul and Matsonla have
not been requisitioned by the 4
United States government.
By wireless the Qepartment of
the Interior, and through it other
interested departments, have
been fully notified of the Impera
tive transportation necessities of
the Hawaiian Islands and pro
vision for maintaining same
sought through the same chan
nels. The provost marshal of the
War Department has decided on
and will provide the details and
finances for territorial reglstra-
4- tion, which, vnder instructions, 4
in due and proper time, will be
made public.
The territorial officials are
now taking preliminary steps for
Should volunteer assistance be 4
4- necessary requests, without con-
4- fusion, will be made for same
with the belief they will be ten- 4
4 dered with patriotic spirit 4
4 Governor. .4
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' After deliberating less than an hour
a Jury in Circuit Judge Heen's court
shortly before non today returned a
verdict of not guilty in the case of
Keawl Keawekane, who waa charged
with the brutal murder of little Kama
Kanoa, a Hawaiian boy. in upper Ma
klkl valley on January 8 of this year.
,Thla is the second) time Keawekane
has been acquitted of first degree
murder. In the. first case he was
charged with the murder of George
Kanoa, Kama's brother. The two
boys were found dead on the floor of
their home in Maklki, their heads
split with an' axe. When the bodies
were discovered by Keawekane and
Mrs. Kanoa, the blade of the axe was
burled in the neck of the younger
In both trials Keawekane said he
ha) made a confession to City Attor
ney Arthur M. Brown and other of
ficials, but assertea that it was not
true and that he had, made It on the
promise of Attorney ' W. J. Sheldon
that he "would not be hung" if he
confessed. He also testified that he
had told the officers that he had con
fessed to his mother, but declared this
confession also was not true.
There was much rejoicing In a quiet
way among Keawekane's relatives af-
the verdict was returned this
g. Keawi. smiling broadly.
cigarette and strolled down
leading his little niece by
is mother and sister fol-
rrin Atfdrews defended
Cir Attorney Brown
case for the proseeth
MPhecamEtos of the Normal school
if being plowed up and new grass
willbe planted during the summer.
Keawekane Freed
aM is tof t f i. ? . . j.
am Board Mav Make it ImDOS-
sible for Next Mayor to Get
Rid of Department Heads
Ordinances apecifieally establishing
the cltjf fire and electric lighting de
partment heads, to be put through In
the next two weeks, are contemplated
by old and new Republican supervi
sors as a method to block the expect
ed Democratic raid on the city offi
cial service.
Part of the plan is already under
way in the ordinance Introduced by
Supervisor Holllnger and passed by
the board last Tuesday, establishing
the positions of superintendent of
parks and playgrounds and superin
tendent of Kaplolanl park and baths.
Here Is the reason back of the plan,
as explained by one of the reelected
Republican supervisors :
If the department heads are estab
lished by ordinance, they are not sub
ject to summary displacement when
Mayor Joe Fern, Democrat, comes
Into power July 1. Mayor Fern can
appoint men to succeed the' present
Republican officials, but under the
ordinances if they are passed the
officials will serve until heir succes
sors are appointed and have, qualified
and they cannot qualify util con
firmed by the board of supervisors.
The board is Republican by a good
majority five Republicans and two
Democrats and if the Republicans
stick together, they can refuse to con
firm Mayor Fern's appointees. Then
the Republican officials now holding
the 'jobs can continue to hold them
for two years the mayor being un
able to get his appointees qualified.
It is maintained that the city engi
neer, George, Collins, Is safe because
he holds a position established by ord
inance. --'
It is also held that unless the posi
tions of fire chief and superintendent
ft lighting are established by ordin
ance, Mayor Fern can put his own
appointees In after July 1. One su
pervisor points out that this question
was settled some years ago in a sup
reme court decision, and that it is
certain that unless the positions are
established by ordinance they virtual
ly expire at the end of June, and the
mayor can name men without the
nicessity of their confirmation.
Hence the plan to rush threugh ord
inances in the next two weeks which
Will make jt necessary for the may
or's arpointees to secure confirmation
by the board before they can displace
Republican office-holders.
The program contemplated now has,
however, some prospects Of being
blocked. It was said today that Super
visors Horner and Larsen, neither of
whom was reelected, will not work
with the majority of the outgoing
board In putting the ordinances
through and that Mayor Lane might
either pocket-veto or veto such legis
lation, which renders it doubtful if it
can be enacted.
The plans for rearranging the pre
sent standing committees of supervi
sors, told of by the Star-Bulletin last
week, are being worked out but it is
not yet certain that they will be put
It is proposed to have only five
standing committees finance and
public expenditures, protection, recre
ation, roads, and health.
The finance and public expenditures
committee will have the same duties
as the present committee of that name
handling city finances.
Mott-Smlth is now proposed as
chairman for this committee.
The protection committee will look
after the police and fire departments,
with Bellina as the proposed chair
man. The recreation committee will look
after schools, parks and playgrounds:
Ben Holllnger will continue to handle
this committee.
Charles N. Arnold will again be
head of the roads committee.
The health and water and sewers
committees are to be merged with
William Ahla as chairman.
The scheme as proposed will give
the Democratic pair no committee
chairmanships, but they are to be
represented on the most important
Fifty-six students of the Normal
School, members of the class of 1917,
will receive diplomas at commence
ment exercises to be held at S o'clock
tomorrow evening in the Mission Me
morial hall. King street. !
Following is the program: j
Invocation .... Rev. T. L. Loofbourow j
Chorus "The Heavens are Telling" j
Normal Schol Chorus
Address to Class . .Theodore Rirhards j
Chorus "Sweet May"
Junior Class
Presentation of Diplomas
Principal Edpar Wood
Chorus "Awake Ye Bards"
Normal Schol Chorus
The'summer school is scheduled to!
open on June 10 with (Vril O. Smith
as director. It is expected that the
registration rill exceed 123.
Drastic U. 5. Control
Of Supplies Planned
(Associated Press by t'. S Naval Commtifiication Service.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 18. Plans for drastic control of export of
American supplies of such necessaries as coal, wheat and petroleum have
gone to President Wilton for approval.
The president Is forming a control board to regulate exports with coal
Secretary Daniels today luued
upply the navy at prices which
Of coal, 1,750,000 ton are to be
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 18. The problem of public control of food
was taken up today by the house, which la rushing the food control bill In
response to pressure by the administration. Congressman A. F. Lever of,
8outh Carolina, chairman of the agriculture committee, made a speech in;
which he declared:
"We Intend to pass a bill that will drive from the agencies of dlstribu-;
tlon the market rranlpulator and gambler, the Shylocks of commerce. It it
a war measure pure and simple." , i
WASHINGTON. D. C. June 18. The federal shipping board today flxel ;
a basis price of $56.20 a ton for steel plates. If the steel mills refuBj i
to furnish the product at a final price which will be determined on by I
the shipping board, the emergency Fleet corporation and the committee of j
of the mills.
The Downey company of New
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 18 Announcement was made here today
that contracts have been completed " or local building of 10 steel and 24
wooden merchant vessels, to be deliv ered in 1918 to the government.
Carl Hoff was arrested this morn
ing by Deputy Sheriff Asch and
charged with manslaughter in connec
tion with the death of a Japanese
nained Jisuke Nishimura at Heela
June 11. The arrest followed a ver
dict by the coroner's Jury this morn
ing to the effect that the Japanese
was killed through negligence of Hoff.
Hoff was driving a truck for Wil
liam Hole, drawing pineapples, to the
Libby cannery wlfen the accident
which resulted in the death at the
Queen's hospital of the Japanese oc
curred. M. R. Carreira, employed by
lobby's, waa with Hoff.
According to a previous story tol
by Hoff to Deputy Sheriff R. W. Da
vis of Kaneohe, Nishimura was driv
ing considerable distance ahead of the
truck when the horse became scared
and bolted. The Japanese was thrown
out and dragged for a quarter of a
mile when his foot caught in the ve
hicle. Carreira told a different story, how
ever, this morning. He said Hoff was
nearly upon the vehicle, and the Jap
anese, who was searching for a
sack of tobacco, paid no hede to Car
relra's warning to watch out ahead
and did not attempt to turn out, al
though there was plenty of room, un
til it was too late. Then the truck
struck the wheel, threw the Japanese
out, and frightened the horse.
School Children
To "Adopt" War
Orphans of France
School children of Honolulu who
give to the Fatherless Children of
France fund will "adopt" the little
French orphans in the name of Hawai..
This waa announced today by Mrs.
Walter F. Dillingham and Mrs. W. L.
Whitney. Each $73 collected will
care for an orphan for two years. Th- j
meeting next Friday is at 2:30. in the'
capitol grounds, and boy scouts will
take up the collection. Every dona-!
tion, no matter how small, from one(
penny up will be thankfully received, j
(Associated Press by V. S. Kaval Commnni- i
cation Service)
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 17. j
Secretary of Treasury McAdoo an-J
nounced yesterday that no part of the
over subscription to the Liberty Loan
would be accepted by the government.
The results are appearing larger as j
the tabulation progresses and now it
is indicated that the over subscription
will be fully J900)0u.it00. The sur
cess of the loan overshadows the most
sanguine hopes that the secretary en
tertained at any lime during the cam
paign that was so energetically eon-1
ducted and indicates an enthusiasm I
and a patriotism that ha?, highly rrati-!
fied the administration.
The Anglo-French scientific commis-
j sion coming to this country is expect
i ed to develop many new uses of radio
' telegraphy in naval warfare. j
order, that coal and petroleum produc
will b determined later by the federal!
J a i i v--w
purchased and 50.000.COO barrela of
York has asked $95 a ton.
(Special Star-Rulletln Wireless.)
WAILUKU, Maul, June 18. An
thrax has now appeared at Grove
Ranch, three cases being discovered
over the week-end. This is the fourth
focus of the disease found. Eleven
cases In all have appeared.
Territorial Veterinarian Mcrgaard,
who has come to Maui to lo)k after
th campaign against the cattle epi
demic, haa called a public meeting
this afternoon to discuss plans to com.
bat it.
Grove Ranch is owned by the Maui
Agricultural Company. It is near
the place of the first outbreak and
about the same distance above sea
level. The other two places where
the disease has broken out were above
the ori&iual spot.
I resident Rice of tao board of agri
culture nd forestry h-i worl today
from Dr. Norgaard that the disease
hat been discovered in pure-bred cat
tle on Maui,
(Associated Press ty V. S. Kval Commnni.
cation Service)
PETROGRAD, Russia, June 18.
Maxim Gorky, the famous Russian au
thor, today announced definitely that
he has abandoned politics and in the
future will devote himself solely o
artistic and literary matters. In his
statement he says:
"The evils from which Russia is suf
fering are due to painful backward
ness in scientific and technical knowl
edge." He said that the present con
dition of anarchy is temporary only.
Many people have become disillus
ioned, he says, and declares ti.at the
only medicine for them is science.
Through lack of science, he asserts,
half of the peasant children die be
fore they reach the age of five, and
the fields are cultivated so badly that
they give only one-quarter of the
yields of those of Belgium and France.
Lack of sanitation aids disease, he
adds, and advises the establishment
of scientific centers.
(Associated Press by V. S. Naval Communi.
catiou Service)
AllllfiSt rnninlpto rfnrn from fV.a
registration figures taken under the ,
selective draft act give returns to date j
of 9.611.811 men. This is approximate
ly 464,000 below, the census estimates. 1
Riru; rTMlTV nil uinnm
VACCT CTADT VdcIt rn nAT-ri Tir.
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(Associated Press by U. S. Naval Communication Service.)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 18 That the Russian
attitude haa shown the Germans ft defeat in their plots for a
separate peace is indicated by the comments of the German
Their comment on President Wilson's Flag Day speech
are published under such headings as "Wilson Unmasked,"
"Answer Hypocrite Wilson" and other allusions, together
with the summaries of his speech.
In liis Flap Day speech the president warned the country
against German "intrigues for peace" and denounced German
insults and aggressions against neutrals and violations of in
ternational law.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., June 18. The president's Flag
Day speech has made a profound impression in Italy.
Allies In Macedonia Start To
Threaten Teutons In the Balkans
The Associated Press today in summarizing the European
developments brings news of a new offensive by the Allies
to cut the German lines in the Balkans. Tne summary says:
I ' The Allies have withdrawn without,pressiire, Xrom their.
advanced positions on the Struma river, Macedonia, and have
become active along the Vardar river front, which is the only
practical route to cut the Teutonic lines through the 'Balkans.
"The removal of King Constantino has gotten rid of the
Greek menace in the rear of the Saloniki armiesand permits
the Allies to make this change. : -
"The Russians today increased their activities of the
army in the Volhynia district and in Galicia and simultaneously
the Russian navy has become active in the Baltic."
German Airmen Make Massed
Attacks To Win Back Control
ciated Press correspondent with the army) The German air
men who were driven far back from the front in the Maimed
battle are now trying to regain their prestige and give Ger
many once more control of the air, by massed attacks on the
Allied airmen. The attacks are made with 15 or 16 aircraft
at once, and occasionally as many as 80 hostile flyers challenge
the Allied aviators.
The engagements so far have been all over German ter
ritory and all have been checked.
Havoc Wrought By Submarines
Shown In Figures At Washington
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 18. British figures show
that since February 17, vessels of more than 1600 tons and
135 of less than that tonnage, and 70 fishing vessels, besides
more than 78 sailing craft, have been sunk by submarines.
Japanese Sink Hostile Diver
LONDON, England, June 18. A Teutonic submarine i
believed to have been sunk by the Japanese destroyers operat
ing in the Mediterranean.
(Associated Presa by TJ. S. Naval Communi.
ratio a Service
LONDON, Eng., June 18. Germany
is seeking an armistice with Russia
to remain in force during the period
of the Russian general elections and
the constitutional convention that i3
to follow.
Such is the salient feature of th-!
report that comes from Copenhagen,
where the Socialist convention, at
which Socialists from all over the
world are now meeting, is now being
held- On the heels of this despatch
comes oiip from Petrograd. where the
provisional government and duma still
arc in session, to the effect that the
Russian people are determined upon
an immediate offensive against the
enemy. The duma yesterday passed
a resolution in which it was asserted
that "a separate peace with Germany
or even a prolonged period of inac
tivity on the part of the Russian
troops would be unthinkable treason
to Russia's allies."
, The Associated Pressy however, ha
rnmiT nr-nk.su ..
reliable information that Germany Is
doing all that she can to bring about
an armistice with the Russians for a
variety of reasons, but chiefly be
cause ?he desires to see the forma
tion of a stable form of government in
Russia with which she will be able t
treat for a separate peace.
j Ladies' Aid SociPti"- of the- First
.Methotlis anJ chriVim r'nurrhes
have decided to (innate one; w-ek of
work for the Red Crty. it was :-taed
j today at headquarters of the Hawai
ian Allied War Relief Association.
l The Christian church ladies will
work for the Red Crosn each day this
i week while the Methodist society will
work on .Monday, Wednesday and
Friday of this week and next as well.
A Danish Commercial Durean. sla-.
ilar to those establishel in London.!,'
and Berlin, will be opened shortly iaf
Washington. It Is expected that Ko :
way , will open a r similar ' offlee." ; j
Swedish t)tireT

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