Newspaper Page Text
. . Prom tan Francleee Wilhelmlna, Aug. 2L Per San Francisco Matsonla, Aos. 22. ' From Canadian Porta Kert mall. Sept 12. Per Canadian Porta Next mall. Ass, X Evening Bulletin. Est. 1882. No. 6869 12 PAGE. HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1917. 12 PAGES PBICE FIVE CENTS P. 5 Hawaiian star, vot, julv, iq. -r A inr J u. ISO Air SiflltlOB m , aa'BBai bb33 sawe mm (7u7n III ' 'aBiBBsasBSBMHawwM Anndunement Made Government Will Assume Control of ; Sugar as Soon as Wheat-Flour Conservation Program is ; Ccgipieted o . y - ; .rr: VAfSOND. O, Aug. 20. Food Controller Hoover " i W today held a conference mth the members of the New York CoiTec'Exchange committee and discussed measures 1 trh6reby the prices of sugar could be brought under control fif th commission . . - The food eommtaslon plans to taie ftver the control of sugar, -which has . been advancing sharply tn price re D. S. U SET: fulfil OF Sillfl : WASHINGTON, D' AugV 20. The government; has called -lot con v tracts for 100.000 tone of" sugar for amr and navy consumption, at prices to be fixed by tha food control com- ; ,1 J f n r JB. Lishtfcct BriAgs Iniunc- tioh Agcinst County on the Ground That Dirt,-Dust and E!a:ting Are uamaging ns propcny ' (i. the present price of the commo yTJ thefigure would reach between tl2.CC3.CC0 and, fltOOO.OOO,-.-;- wJ;U Iwwa. : , --.5 - circuit Judse AaJitord V!LS?t5e5 . decree temporarily. enJolnmrUu . city -d county .froa employteg Prt J ether labor for work on ImuM FJrt - cstll inch time 'J. Uon which has been filed In circuit , court ty J. B. Usttroot against the city la finally disroscl cf. Mr. Ligtttoot. uLcsa hone.on 10th are-ue, Kaimukl,'. adjoins Kalmukl Viz ai Is la the rear of the home of CupervUor Cen Holllnger, alleges in " Lis peUUon that tor the last, three months prisoners have been employed I ty the city and county to dear and - level the park, owned by Thomas HoV llrser, father of the supervisor.: On ' t:any occasions, he says, the prisoners . have burned abxubs and weeds and 1 that the smoke has been blown into bis house, greatly annoying" himself and - t's wife. He further alleges that aa '. & result of blasting, 'large-pieces of K and rock have been thrown upon s ti-remisea, and that It-has mad.e It v tzsafe for him and hla family, to oc T c..y their yard. And because ot the tirt that haa drifted In, Mr. Llghtf cot continues, -he and his wife have had . to ease to use their home to a great - e? I mt, and that they have been un ' a' to receive visitors or entertain li J I r friends. : He goes on to say that : thVy. hare been forced' to keep the . wisdowa- closed, and have thereby rreaUT suffered from; heat and lack CI proper venuiauca. . . . The complaint further alleges that, during this time, persons working for the city and county have continually ' watered and kept damn the soil around ; lir. HolUnger house. Mr. Llghtf oot asserts that some time ago he re Quested that the ground around his ' house be likewise dampened, but that : Lis reonest was Tefused.- -" In the concluding paragraphs ot the complaint. Mr, Ughtfoot says: That by reason of the tact of the - !5gard action : and , slowness wlflh vtich said prisoners work, that your 'petitioner will suffer great annoyance. damage and aisturoance in iaa'Ue oi Lis said home and residence for a great perio dot time,1 to wit: for the period of six months , or more. That unless said respondent, and : Its servants and agents, are enjoined " ty an order of this honorable court i from so using, working upon and using the aforesaid premises of said Thomas 7 Holllnger. asV'to annoy, disturb and damage your petitioner,-that your pe . titioner wOl. suffer Irreparable dam ' age, harm and Injury;; that ; said , re - t pendent, by using and working in and : upon said premises as aforesaid, are maintaining a public nuisance to the Injury, damage and annoyance of your petitioner.";. ' r--.:t ' ' Furervisor Holllnger said today that Le is aware of the tact that prisoners; mwussww. WB f?f MIS cently. Just as soon as - the program r for the conservation or wheat no bread has been completed. mm seek TIT ID KllSES TO DEFSID 0ZO1 Coast Association Wants Dis . tinguished Counsel in . Naturalization case HAT the Japanese Association of the Pacific Coast will endeavor to secure William H. Taft, former president of the United States: Chas. B. Hughes, -former associate justice cfthe ILS. suDreme court, or Eliha Koot, who headed Ue' AueafinbSuv mission to Russia, to represent Takao Ozawa, Honolulu" Japanese, when ms petition J for naturallxatlon Tr argued before the supreme court in Washlsg- ton, D. C is the summary of a let ter received - by . Ozawa- recently. 5 i Oxawa's petition was denied by the local federal court. He then appeared J to the ninth circuit court, which re-1 served the case to the supreme court of the United Sutes. The case f will probably oa argued next year. - t ' Resulting Explosion Leads.By- .standers to Believe Pier : v - - is Blown Up- ' What It feeJs like to be bombed by the Germans and live through the oc currence was realistically experienced by the crew of the coal ship Serapls and the workmen at Pier 3 a few minutes before noon today. Without warning the pier was jarred by an explosion and" the air was so filled with particles of dust that none could see what was happening. In the S0-eecond interval of surprise and some fear the workmen tumbled from their various positions and started rapidly away from the danger sone. v Then It was discovered that there were no casualties and that the pier was not falling down, as the tumbling around of loose timbers seemed to indicate. A workman engaged under neaththe pier cutting, off . . concrete pile cad cucaargea.a suck ot grant ttowder to hasten hla work. He set the powder tff without warning and hence the panic.. . When the excitement' was over and the explosion explained, . most of the men laughed sheepishly at their own frights aa they returned to work. But the "blowing up" of the pier was so realistic that one ot the 8erapis crew declared, . ri ; thought the whole bot tom of the ship was gone." And a Star-Bulletin man was among those who were headed far away' when the causa of the explosion was discov ered.". WASHINGTON, D. O,. August 20. The senate today confirmed all but two of the list of 200 army officers promoted to .the rank of generaL ; are being employed to clear Kalmukl Park, but that he knows of no request having been made for the dampening of the land about, the Ughtfoot resi dence to keep down the dust and dirt. WORIMUSESi CiailT PQwUEIi iiO SEVER PILE 280 IB wm Saloniki Is In Flames; 80,000 Made Homeless LONDON. Eng., Aug. 20. It was reported here today that the half of Saloniki is in flames, and that 80,000 people have been rendered homeless. The despatch gives no Indication of what start- ed the conflagration. Discovery Made Constantine Was Neutral Only Because 'Anglo-French Fleets Would Have Blown Greece Off the Map" ONDON, Eng., Aug. 20. A docu ment which the deposed King Con stantine of Greece sent to Kaiser Wflhelm a few days ago after the start of war has just been, made pub lic. "The emperor." says the note. "knows well my personal and political sympathies. t Nevertheless Ittejm-J poastoie to unaerstana in wnai man ner,! can b nsefuriB mowuiing, as the Mediterranean Sea Is at the mercy of ' the ' Anglo-French fleets, which would wipe Greece off the map. Neu trality has been Imposed. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Von Jagow is reported -to have replied that the, kaiser thoroughly understood the necessity of 'maintaining neutrality for the present, and advised Conatan- tine to 4 bring about an understanding between . his government and Sofia rS9d Constantinople. Attorney Rules Men in Hawaii But Drafted on the Mainland May Be Examined Here Men in Honolulu who have register ed on the mainland for military ser vice, and who have been notified that their names have been drawn in the selective draft, need not return to the states to take their physical examina tions. This fact has been pointed out by District Attorney ,S. C. Huber for the purpose of clearing up a doubt that apparently exists in the minds of men now tn the city who registered away. T believe the fact should be given publicity." says the district attorney. "as It does not yet seem to De quire clear." Two cases that have come before the U. S.-attorney recently prompted him to request publicity on the point One was the case of a young man. now in the city, wno ' registered in California and who was notified that he had been drafted. He questioned the district attorney regarding the ne cessity of his having to go back to California for his physical examina tion, intimating that, if the trip was necessary, he might have to seek fi nancial assistance. At the same time, the young man expressed a doubt that he would be able to pass the ex amination. The other case was one of a young man who registered in New York and who has been drafted In that state. The question wheth er he would have to return there for his physical examination was raised by him. In both cases the district attorney explained that the point in question already has been fully covered, and that both men, or any others in the same situation, should report to the central registration board for their ex amination. To Pvt Matios Estrella, a Filipino guardsmen on the island of Hawaii, goes the dishonor of being the first fined for evading drill. Estrella un derwent a summary court martial last week and was given a money fine and severe reprimand. He is a mem ber of the machine tun comoanv at PanaJUora. i EX-KING SECRETLY LOCAL TEST Ills. REGISTRANTS Kegalate FIRE SIX FROM U.S. SERVICE Soldiers Who Figured in Em bryonic Uprising as Resent ment for Imprisonment Are Handed Out Stiff Penalty By Court Martial DETAILS of a mutinous uprising among six soldiers of Battery F, 1st Field Artillery, Schqfield Bar racks, which occurred on July 6. be came known today through court mar tial orders made public from army headquarters. Ten years' imprisonment each and dishonorable discharge was the sen tence Imposed by the court on the six offenders, but the time portion of the punishment was reduced by Brig.-Gen. Charles G. Treat to one year each. The six offenders were Samuel Ro sinoff, Dan B. Hogan, Michael A. Zflemper, Peter J. Eustace and Ed ward Peno, all privates. Violation ot the 64th; 66th and the 96th articles of war were the charges on which they were tried. Under the mutiny charge the speci fication states that the men while "prisoners in the post guard house, acting jointly and in pursuance of 'a common intent, did, in time of war, on or about the 6th day of July, 1917, voluntarily, knowingly and wilfully begin and join in a mutiny in the. post of Schofield Barracks, H. T., against properly constituted military authority by engaging with each other to re fuse, and by refusing, wilfully to obey the. lawful contaajuL,. of 1st Lieut VJncent P. Erwin, Field Artillery, thelr; superior officer to each to get your mess kit from the porch of the barracks and clean it, and the lawful command of 1st Lieut Karl C. Green wald, Field Artillery, prison officer, their superior officer, to work as or dered, -and the lawful orders of 1st Sgt Haddock L. Clifton, Battery F, 1st Field Artillery, who was then in the. execution of his office, to clean up your mess kits and to police up the porch. The specification goes on to state that the six mutineers threw their food uxn the porch and walls of the mess hall of Battery F, thereby 'wasting It wilfully, maiicously and in open defiance ot existing orders." How far their mutinous intent car - ried four of the truble makers is shown in the fact that Silva, Zllemper, Eustace and Peno threatened to mur der two other privates, Leavitt and Cohen, if they made known the plans of mutiny, a previous attempt having been made to get the two threatened men Into the conspiracy. The entire court martial prder Is filled with the story of the action of mutineers which shows that they were evidently Intent on causing trouble, It is said that they had been dis charged from the mess hall and made to eat mess kits because they refused to behave themselves in the building. The disciplinary barracks at Alcat- raz, Cal., have been designated as the place of confinment for the of fenders. NAVAL OFFICERS WASHINGTON, ;D. C. August 20. It 'was learned here ' today that an Imposter, who represented himself as the son of Secretary of the Navy Dan iels, has been fleecing naval officers here, but a .diligent , search by the police has as yet failed to locate the man, who is 'still at large. SOLDIER SAYS HE HIT MAN BECAUSE LATTER CALLED HIM A THIEF Admitting he was guilty of hitting Henry Johnson, Charles Conners, col ored, of Co. F, 25th Infantry, this morn ing appeared before Judge Irwin to explain his case. Conners said that if Johnson had not called him "thief" there would have been no trouble. "If I had struck him hard," said. Conners, "Johnson would not have been able to appear before your honor." Judge Irwin smiled and sen tenced Conners to pay a fine of $5. -Standing on the running board of a street car, Elmer V. Armstrong, Troop F, 4th Cavalry, was hit on the head by a telephone post as the car passed Sheridan street on its way to wards town yesterday afternoon. Armstrong was taken to the depart ment hospital at Fort Shatter after being picked up unconscious. He had given up his seat to a "woman stand ing in the car and was forced to stand on the running beard because the car waaap crowded ( IHR1BS Sugar U. S. Navy to Center Energy On Destroyers 4- WASHINGTON. D..C, August 20. Secretary of Navy Daniels ia todav in conference with ship- 4- biulders regarding the immedi- ate speeding up of the construe- tion of navy destroyers, and an, 4- exDansion. of shipbuilding facili- ties. v 4- Secretary Daniels told the rep- resentatlves of the shipblulding Interests that "we want more de- troyers than any other power. "Destroyers," he continued, are the one thing submarines fear most." 4- . 2 DRAFT N EW YORK. N. Y., Aug. 20. Two members of the New York exemp tion board. Dr. Bernfeld and Louis Cherey. today pleaded gumy 10 ob structing the working ot the draft law, and were sentenced to two years in Atlanta penitentiary; CHINESE ? Aiir Refused -Two-Injured Boys At QueeirYilospital SEEKING first-aid for two small Japanese boys whom he had run Into with his automobile, and who had been painfully Injured. Charles R. Bye was bluntly turned away from the Queen's hosnital and forced to drive the two boys to the emergency hospital yesterday morning shortly after the accident At the emergency nospuai khe boys were treated and kept until their fathers came to take them home, While driving along King street yes terday morning. Mr. Bye ran into the boys as he turned up Keeaumoku. The boys were riding tandem on a bicycle and one carried a fishing pole. When Mr. Bye turned off King street they also switched off into Keeaumoku and the collision occurred aa they turned across the street in front of the machine. A soldier was passing and he volun teered his aid immediately, helping to pick up the boys and put them into the machine. Mr. Bye's father waa in the machine at the time of the ac cident and be also drove with them to the hospital. Stopping his machine outside the hospital, Mr. Bye rushed into the of fice and stated that he had two boys outside in the car, how badly hurt he did not know. He stated that he wanted them cared for immediately. He waa bluntly told, be says, that the boys could not be taken into the hospital, and waa turned away even before he had time to offer to pay for whatever services might be necessary. "They told me that they could not take the boys there and that I would have to go down to the emergency hospital," said Mr. Bye this morning. "This I did immediately, and there the boys were eared for."- OFFER SERVICES ID FIGHT HUNS (AuocUtad Ptmj by XX. S. Hti1 Commul ' PEKING, China. Aug. 20. General Chang Chn Yan has been sent to sup press Chang Hsun's rebel forces. Gen. Andwef, it was learned today, has. sent a telegram to the president offering to send his entire command i of 30,000 men to fight against Ger-j many in any war theater where they may be most wanted. The Entente governments have agreed to send a note to China con gratulating the republic on her entry into the war against the Central Pow ers. No admission will be charged, but needlework, flowers, ice cream, can dies, and other articles will be on sale at the booths. The sale will be taken care of by the young - Chinese girls of the Guild; - v toIIot CHINESE AR i ES 1 7500 AUSmRttS ' MADE PRISONER SmSHim ATTACK' Forward Movement From Tolmino Meets Success; Many Machine Guns! And Heavy Cannon Captured (Associated Press by U. S. Naval Communication Service.) ROME, Italy, Aug. 20. In a nexr and irresistible offensive,; the Italian troops, in a dathing attack today "won their ; way across the Isonzo river, capturing many machine guns ; and heavy cannon, and 7500 men. A new offensive was also begun on a 37-mile front rang- j ing from Tolmino to the Adriatic Sea, with results as yet undecided. BRITISH British Consolidate Captured Positions at Lens and Now Dominate Teuton Army CANADIAN HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE, Aug. 10. After the .severe fighting. of the last. wsek. the Canadian troops have firmly .con solidated the positions captured to the northwest of Lens, and the Teu tons have ceased their counter at tacks. The last ground to be taken gives the Canadians a great advantage in strategical position, as they are now able to overlook the whole German trench system in this section. The Teutons are entrenched in the hollow about Lens, at the mercy of Canadian gunners and airplanes, and are being continually harrassed by gun fire. It is reported as almost impossible for provisions , and - ammunition to reach the German garrison in the city and surrounding trenches. LONDON, Eng.. Aug. 20r-Strong German counter attacks were today repulsed near Epeny, the enemy suf fering heavy !os. Fighting around Tpres is sanguin ary and the British today made sev eral slight advances along the front Heavy air raids are' being conducted by British battleplanes on German positions In Belgium. - ALLIES TO JOIN I PEACE OFFER (AiMdsted PrtM toy V. 8. VaviI OomanaL cation Mnlci) LONDON', England, August 20. It was announced here today that a joint conference of the Entente Al lies would be held to discuss Pope Benedict's peace proposals before a reply was sent to the Vatican. (AsMdated Pru by V. S. Itru Otaaiu ration SttIcO NEW YORKtN. Aug. 20. The Commercial Cable Co. today an nounced that cable service has been restored between America and the Philippines. It was also announced that China refuses to accept cablegrams from German and Austrians resident in China. lllll OFF FOR PETAIN AMERICAN CAMP IN FRANCE, Aug. 20. General Petals, commander of the French forces In the field, to day visited the American camp, and was much Impressed by the -showing t Pershgs-jnen, v N CONSIDERING MKnO;K; SA.lT.ES SHOW On 37 Mile Front To Adriatic Seat FRENCH AT VERDUW0K S Drive on 11 -Mile Front Results In Evacuation of Toulon Ridge Under Fire PARISFrsrtct.'.AuBBSt 2B i The French attack at Verdun j was leunehed this morning "at 4:40 and reached its first ob- Jectfve without serious toss. For ; six days heavy ; artillery rained a showtr of shells on Dead. Man's L hi IV. Toblon ridae, for the last , three days under the Incessant belching . forth of shells ,-. re- j sembled an Inferno. PARIS, France, Aug. 20. The French ; are today, attacking the German lines along the banks of the Meuse ; in the Verdun section of ine western?, battlefront on an 11 mile front After a devastating artillery prepa-, ration the plolus are winning ? trenches from the Germans, who are! reported to be putting up a stubborn -defensive. Prisoners sre arriving behind the; lines, and the attack is promising to; be a complete success. BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 20 Toulon i ridge. In the Verdun sector, on the east bank of the river Meuse, .was to day evacuated by German troops, and the French are now In possession. Toulon has been occupied only by -German outposts. The Rumanians have been driven back on the Cltus valley, and the ; Austro-German armies are continuing: their advance. NEW YORK STOCK ) I MARKET TODAY : Satur( Today ;day Satyr-;' Alaska Gold 5', 102'. . 121 1tJ'i 7 99H 68 68H at.... 8'V VZVi tWai f 19 ia : American Smeltsr . . American Sugar Rfg. American Tel. A Tel. Anaconda Copper ... Atchison , Baldwin- Loco. Baltimore oV. Ohio Bethlehem. Steel a b112 b114 Calif. Petroleum ... . 19 1t Canadian Pacific 160 C, M. A St P.(St. Paul) UH Colo. Fuel & Iron 48 nv 684 48's Crucible Steel Eria Common General Electric General Motors, New Great Northern Pfd. Inter. Harv, N. J. Kenntcott Copper . . Lehigh R. R New York Central . . Pennsylvania 81', '-7914 . 2334 i24 . 152 152 . 113 112'. . 105& io5H;r .43 43 V . 61 : 624( ' . 844 84 52 :5s .27V; '. 92' : i 94 f 83H 188Tf .138' .124141 Ray Consol. 27, Reading Common 90 Southern Pacific ... 94'. Studebaker t S24 Texas Oil ..188 Union Pacific 1854 U.S. Steel 12414 Utah ; ,,..v;ivi...'104- 104HT Western Unlennr.i.. 9V9 WJ Westlnghoiise .V.... .w . 47Ta : Bid. tEx-dlvjdenaV: tUnquctsdV Dr. C. ti Cooper Haves on the .Mat sonia on "Wednesday, to join his fanllj tn New. York City. Mrs. Cooper anc the children have' been spending sevH cral'weeka la Alaska and the Caaan 0FFEN IVE !