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From San Franctsec
Matsonia. Sept. 12.
For San Francisco
Nippon Marus, Sept. 11.
From Canadian Port
Next mail..Oct.S.
For Canadian Pert
Next mail, Spt. 17.
Evening Bulletin. Est. 12, So.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXV No. 72tf
GEN. t
jAyy 2:30 I
Hawaiian Youth Relates Story
of Slaying of Japanese and
How When Deserted By Ac
complice He Sought to Kill
Partner in Crime, Only to
Slay another By Accident
THE double murder of yesterday
mornine la the culmination of the
criminal work of a gang of four
robbers, it was learned from Kapeliela
Kaeha, the 20-year-old Hawaiian boy
responsible for the shooting, who
made full confession to Chief of De
tectlres Arthur McDuffie at 10 o'clock
last niaht. The gang, according to the
confession, consisted of Kaeha, who
now faces two charges of murder In
the first degree; Datid Kapaona, who
will be turned over to the Juvenile
court Tor several robberies; Gabriel
Dizon, who planned the robbery of
the Japanese home with Kaeha and
Isidoro Elsinore, who was the second
man killed yesterday morning.
Gabriel Dizon, although, at the po
lice station yesterday morning, was
released before the police learned of
his complicity In the affair. This
morning he is being hunted by the
police and charges will be brought
against him for robberies to which It
is alleged he has been a party. 1
Dizon went to the home of Hoshino
with Kaeha and waited outside while
" the latter: made Ms Srtf-TMinha
room, bent upon robbery, Kaeha said.
After the shots had been sounded,
Dizon ran back to the room where
the four members of the gaag had
lived off Nuuanu street near Dr. tJ's
Following the killing of Hoshino
and the shooting of Miyada, Kaeha
wended his way back to the den where
the men were staying. On the way
he emptied his big revolver, keeping
ene shot to protect himself against
pursuit, he sap.
Sought Revenge J
Arriving at the rendezvous, Kaeha
found Dizon telling the story of the
murder to Elsinore, who had been
awakened and was sitting on his bed.
Intent ipon taking revenge upon the
Filipino who had left him in the lurch,
Kaeha drew his gun once more to ktU
Dizon with his last bullet, he later
The gun went off unexpectedly,
however, and Elsinore was killed In
stead. Kaeha this morning admitted that
the gang had been responsible for a
long series of burglaries during the
last few months. Kaeha began his
criminal career at the age of 13 when
he was placed in the reform school
for breaking a Japanese bicycle, he
said. Two years ago he was released
from the reform school, but for a year
was on parole.
- Revolver Was Stolen
The revolver used In the murder
'was stolen from a Japanese on King
street, the boy said this morning. Not
long afterward, he stole 15 from an
other Japanese which he divided with
Kapaona and Elsinore. Later he took
$9 from a residence in Corkscrew lane
, and divided it with Elsinore. From
(Continued in pare two)
Today day
Alaska Gold 3
American Smelter 96' 4
American Sugar Rfg. ... 11174
American Tel. & Tel. . .$
Anaconda Copper 72V
Atchison 96?s
96' a
Baldwin Loco 59
Baltimore & Ohio 66
Bethlehem Steel Ja
K105T' MO?!'.
Calif. Petroleum J .?
Canadian Pacific 156' i 156
C M. & St. P. (S.. Paul) 62?i 63' i
Colo. Fuel &. Iron $
Crucible Steel 69' i
Erie Common 20?4
General Electric J
General Motors, New ... 897s
Great Northern Pfd 104
Inter. Harv N. J J
Kennecott Copper 41
Lehigh R. R 60
New York Central 77
Pennsylvania 51
Ray Consol 27
Reading Common 82
Southern Pacific 91
Studebaker 43
xas Oil 166' i
Union Pacific 128
"U. S. Steel 108
U. S. Steel 108
Utah 98
103' 4
Western Union ..-... t
Westinghouse 44, 45
Bid. jtEx-dlvldend. Unquoted,
Japanese Airman
Kills 2, Hurts 30
In Fall; Escapes
(Special Cable to Nippu .TU
TOKIO, Japan. Sept. 11. K. 4
Tatetshi, a Japanese aviator, fell
4- from his plane yesterday during
a flight in Osaka, killing two
V spectators and injuring 30 others.
Tateishi was not injured.
Tateishi is a graduate of the
Sierra aviation school in Los
Angeles, having returned to Japan
last December. He has made
a number of flights in Japan, and
4- although he has had a number
of accidents, yesterday was the
first one to be fatal.
Legal Battle for Release of
Pedagogues Brought From
Japan Opens
FEDERAL Judge H. W. Ya'ughan's
courtroom looked like a battle
ground this morning when, with
the tables of the opposing counsel
loaded with law books and congres
sional records, District Attorney S. C.
Huber argued against the release ot
the five Japanese school teachers who
are held in the immigration station
awaiting deportation to Japan. Attor
ney Wade Warren Thayer is repre
s anting the teachers.
Attorney Huber, reading from the
recent decisions of the supreme court
of the United States and from con
gressional records, held that the Japa
nese teachers in question were liable
under the alien contract labor law, be
cause they came to Hawaii on invita
tion. Letters and opinions of the sec
retary of labor and commissioner of
immigration in Washington, which
were read, helped to strengthen his
Attorney Thayer argued yesterday
that the teachers are not classed as
"laborers," and therefore are entitled
to land In the United States. He
quoted laws to substantiate his argu
ment. Those who ar awaiting the deci
sion of Judge. Vaughan at the immi
gration station are Hatsume Tsutsumi,
Tatsukichi Kuwahara, Akiyo Kuwa
hara, Kazuzuki Yamamoto and Futo
shl Ohama.
Announcement of the promotion ot
four quartermaster sergeants, senior
grade, Hawaiian department, to rank
of second lieutenants of t!ie national
army was received today in cabled
orders from Washington.
These are the first four provisional
lieutenants to be named from Hawaii
for commissions in the national army,
though a considerable number of com
missions In the regular army have al-
ready been bestowed on local enlisted
The four men nair.t-1 today are Wil
liam F. Sutter, Charles Koerpel. Har
ry Wilbert and Thomas 0. Devlin.
Their promotions are to date from
September 1.
Sutter is assigned to Bakery Com
pany 6. Koerpel is ti take up duties
with the school of nakers and rocks.
Hawaiian department, Wilbert and
Devlin will go to the Western depart
ment for duty with bakery companies.
Commenting today on the importa
tion from Japan of rice to be used
locally for the manufacture of sake,
and the effect of its use on the u-.'d
here. J. F. Child, assistant
executive officer of the territorial
food commission, announced that,
from what he has been able to ascer
tain, there is now sufficient rice on
hand to last . Hawaii until the end of
the year.
Conference of Honolulu Mer
chants With Island Produc
ers to Study Marketing of
Home Products Called for
Next Week
ITH a view to decreasing main
land importations by prevailing
upon Honolulu retailers to deal
extensively in foodstuffs grown at
home, the territorial food commission
and its agents will meet local mer
chants and outside island business
men and growers some day during, or
immediately following, the Civic con
vention. Aside from discussing importations
and the use of home-grown foods, the
question of getting produce to the
consumer without the aid of a fniddle
man -will be threshed out. Another
jToblem to be considered is not only
increasing food production on all the
islands, but getting this produce to
tonsumers in Honolulu through the
territorial marketing division.
"We intend to invite all Honolulu
merchants to this conference so that
they may know what foods are being
produced on the other islands, and
when they will be ready for market,
sf that they may regulate their sup
plies here," says J. F. Child, assistant
executive officer of the commission.
"The principal idea of this meeting is
to lower importations to as great an
sale and use of home-grown foods.
As a matter of fact, this has been
the policy of the commission at all
Aside from the merchants and mem
bers of the commission, otherB who
are to attend trie meeting are W. D.
I'.aldwin, unofficial commissioner on
Maui; F. G. Krauss. agent on Maui;
John Walsh, manager of the Kahului,
Mftui, store, and Harold Rice, exten
sive grower of corn, potatoes and
other products on the Vallery Island.
Some pertinent suggestions as to
the necessity of getting local mer
chants interested in other island pro
duce, and the part the territorial mar
keting division should play In the pro
ject, are contained in a letter sent
to the commission by Mr. Baldwin. In
part, the letter reads as follows:
"John Walsh is writing to you as to
the advisability of getting the mer
chants together at a meeting in Ho
nolulu in order to discuss the matter
of better marketing of Island produce.
"Mr. Krauss, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Bald
win and I had a meeting on Saturday
and talked over the marketing prob
lem, arid decided that, if it meets with
tne approval 01 tne rood ooara, we
should meet with the merchants of
Honolulu and get an exchange of
views as to what., if anythins, should
be done, this meeting to take place
during or directly after the Civic
convention meetings.
"As things are going now, it cer
tainly is not satisfactory to us. There
is no proper coordination between the
Honolulu end and the Maui ejid of
the game. It seems to us that there
should be. stationed in Honolulu some
one, perhaps the marketing division,
who should act as the middleman be
tween ihe Honolulu merchants and
fthe county agents, and he would do
this work for a very low commission
or none at all.
"This Honolulu agent would be the
buyer for the merchants and the sel
ler for the county agents. The pro
duce would be sent directly to the
merchants and therefore there would
be no storage."
The theory has been advanced by a
prominent resident of Honolulu that
small farmers and homesteaders un
doubtedly will not go into food crop
raisins to any great extent uniess
they are backed up by some organi
zation that can guarantee them a
market and a fair return for their
(Associated Press j V. S. HatiI Commnnl.
cfttioo Same) "
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Sept.. 11
Two hundred and fifty extra police
men were today enlisted by the city
in an endeavor to keep the street cars
running, and suppress any violent out
breaks on the part of the striking
United Railroads employes.
(Associated Press by V. S. Nt1 Co mm oat
cation Service)
PANAMA, C. Z., Sept. 11. Traffic
through the big waterway this" year
has suffered1 no interruption from
landslides, according to a report Just
issued by canal officials, and business
has been fine.
11 PER 1,000
4- WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. I.
About 11 soldiers are killed in
action or die of wounds, in ea-h
1000 of mobilized strength, on
the western European front, nc-
4- cording to figures compiled by
the committee of public informa-
tion, based on the report of M. 4
4- Tardieu, French high comniis-
sioner, that, during the Marne
and Charleroi mattles. casual- 4)
ties were .".41 per cent of the
mobilized strength, and csti-
mates of military experts in this 4
country have never exceeded 10 4
per cent of the casualties. This
applies only to British. French
and Belgian troops.
Egg Famine Hits
Honolulu; Supply
Is All Exhausted
ONOLULU is on the verge of
an egg famine today. With
no shipments of California
eggs in two weeks, that source of
supply was exhausted last week
and the ensuing Vcoiendouse
nmlfnd -on the Island product soon
exceeded the local supply.
. According to P. A. Swift, man
ager of May & Co., not an egg
was to be found for marketable
purposes in Honolulu today. The
arrival of the Matsonia tomorrow,
however, is expected to ease up
the stringency.
Eggs at a dollar a dozen and
butter at a dollar a pound are
winter probabilities, declared Mr.
Swift. The prospective shortage
of eggs and butter is no myth, but
a sober reality because of market
conditions on the mainland. Be
cause of the high price of grain
farmers and poultry men are
killing off their fowls rather than
pay exorbitant prices for feed.
The early transport of thousands
of American soldiers to France
has resulted in an enormous de
mand by the government for can
ned milk and as a result the con
densers are buying up all the milk
In the market, taking the supplies
from the fresh milk people and
from the cheese and butter mak
ers, consequently leaving a small
er supply of butter.
Use Of War Bread Here
Will Save Tons Of Wheat
Six Thousand Pounds a Day Can -Be Saved Nation if Hono
lulans Will Use Graham Bread Instead of White Wheat
Prices Effect No Change in Cost
THAT the action of the government
in setting the basic price of wheat
at $2.20 a bushel will have no
effect on the price of bread, but that
Honolulu people can nevertheless
save literally tons of wheat by using
war bread made of Graham flour, is
the belief of the leading bakers of
this city.
While there is no immediate pros
pect of a rise in the price of bread,
at the same time it is the belief of
the leading bakers that the 5-cent leaf
will not return until after the war,
providing nothing unforeseen hap
pens. Bread is now selling for 10
cents a loaf, the price being the same
for both the wheat and Graham flour
The people of Honolulu, however.
fan save tne country at least booi
pounds of wheat a day if everyone 1
would use war bread made of Graham!
flour, according to figures compileaj
by G. Stanley McKenzie. manager ofjtures this product
Love's Bakery. Approximately 20wtlBll"Z . !
pounds of bread are consumed by the
residents of Honolulu each day. and if
this consumption were entirely of
Graham bread instead of white bread,
the computed saving to the govern
ment would be made, he declares.
In the Graham flour," explains Mr.
McKenzie, "the entire kernel of the
wheat is used. The 30 per cent of
the wheat which is ordinarily allowed
to pass out for stock food, for shorts
and bran, is included in the flour.
"The war bread made of this flour
does not contain any animal fats eith
er. Cotton seed oil is used in place
of the lard, on which jthe government
kagjBjke the people to exercise tbe
Engineer Collins and Attorney
Cristy to Hand It to Board
at Early Date
City and County Engineer George
M. Collins and Albert M. Cristy. dep
uty city and county attorney, are work
ing on a plaa which will be submitted
in a report to the board of supervisors
v ithin a short time whereby the long
discussed Bishop street extension from
Hotel to Allen streetsjwill be executed.
The new plan calls for a dirt road
without improvements, the cost of
building being returnable by assess
ments levied on the property Owners
along the street.
According to Mr. Collins, there
Bhould be n difficulty under the new
plan for effecting the extension, as Uie
property through which the street wiH
run from Halekauila lo Allen street is
government land, while the property
owners to the north of this point are
ready to withstand an assessment for
the cost of opening up the street from
Hotel southward.
The details of the new plan for ex
tending the street are now being
worked out by Mr. Collins and whiie
it is too late to submit it to the mot-t
ing of the board of supervisors to
night, the matter will be brought to
their attention at the next meeting for
approval. It is not expected the pro
erty owners "on that street will oppose
The old plan, which called for an
iuaptQved street with, pavement, . s
opposed by the property owners on
the grounds that as a great many of
them intended erecting office build
ings the work of hauling material
would injure the improved road. Fur
ther, the owners hesitated favoring the
improved street scheme because they
were uncertain as to what might de
velop In the way of assessment levy.
which might prove too high for their
property in the present unimproved
ine opening or the street as a dirt
. J 1 J I iL. . . .
jutiu wuum leave iae maner in a po
sition where they can decide later on
whether or not the business section
would move in that direction and
whether or not the business section
would move in that direction and
whether it was worth while erecting
office buildings along that street.
The assessment which is to be made
on each property owner will be worked
out in ratio to the proximity of his
property to the point where the street
extension is made and will embrace
all property owners on Bishop street
from Queen to Allen streets.
Belgium is preparing to negotiate
another loan from the United Statea
for the -international rehabilitation of
devastated lands.
most rigid economy. Molasses, which
was formerly used chiefly to color the
bread, is not included in this bread."
declared Mr. McKenzie.
The resulting product is not. only a
war product, in that it effects a tre
mendous saving in wheat that crop
which the government urges us to
economize on but it is also a health
bread, containing as much nutriment
as the white bread, and being much
more digestible.
The price of the Graham flour out
cf which the war bread is made is
not much less than that of the white
bread, but there is nevertheless this
saving in material which is quite im
portant. Suggestions that oat. barlev.
or potato flour be used instead oft
wheat flour
are impractical because !
there s not a mill on the Pacific coast
manufacturing this flour. This is true
0 1 . . .11 t ...
Ul ' V"rr ere is a mini
in the Middle Uest w hich mannfar. i
some white flour must be used for tne their automobile in gala attire dur
gluten in it. No other flours contain i ing the convention.
this necessary ingredient.
That a 5-cent loaf is out of the
question at present is argued by point-
in& ui inai me price or Hour is about
cenis a pound, iara is worth from
24 to 26 cents a pound, whereas it
formerly sold for about half that price,
and sugar is selling for 82 cents a
Mr. Marc Rutty, the Swiss consul In
Sydney, New South Wales, has been
fined 25 pounds for attempting to
trade with the enemy in O -tober. 1914.
Two Merchantmen
Lost In Battle
With Submarine
WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. 11.
American destroyers are be-
4- lieved to have sunk a German
submarine off the coast of
France during a combat on Sep-
tember 5, according to announce-
ment made here today. The de-4-
stroyers were acting as convoys
4- to merchant vessels. Two of the
4- merchantment' were lost during
the fight, but there were no
4 casualties.
4-4- 4-4-4-4- 4-
McKinley High Unable to Ac
commodate All Students;
Full Course to Be Given at
"Y" if Sufficient Number
ONOLULU will have a new high
schools Rolhv K. Thomas, educa
tional secretary of the Y. M. C. A.,
announced today that the association
would open a high school next Mon
day", providing that a certain number
of students would enroll. A full high
school course will be given.
Owing to the fact that a number of
students have been unable to secure
admittance to McKinley high school,
the educational department of the as
sociation decided that in order to take
care of these the Y. M. C. A. would
arrange for a special course for fresh
men. Mr. Thomas said today that the Y.
M. C. A. high school would carry the
same subjects as McKinley, and the
same hours would be given for study.
A number of students have already ap
plied for admission. Mr. Thomas said
that if 15 students enroll for the fresh
men class that the school will be
opened on Monday.
Superintendent of Schools Henry
W. Kinney is in favor of the. plan, and
will consider the association school as
a private one. It is not known as yet
whether the school will have a football
team, but it is hardly expected that
they will seek admission Into the in-terscholastic-league
this year.
Arrangements for the reception of
120 delegates from Maui, Hawaii and
Kauai to the sixth annual Civic con
vention who are due to arrive in the
city Saturday morning, were com
pleted this morning at a meeting of
the general committee in the Cham
ber of Commerce rooms when the pro
gram for the session was discussed
and approved.
The delegates will arrive on; the
steamer Mauna Kea and Kilauea and
will be met by the members of the
general committee, the reception com
mittee and a delegation from the Ho
nolulu Ad Club, together with the Ha
waiian band. Following the reception
the delegates will be left to their own
devices until the afternoon when
bleachers will be at their disposal on
Pier 2 from which they may witness f
l the Regatta Day events.
A troou nf bov scouts and two no-
ii.armn -:n k ,',MInt , Kia.
!Prc KPo that nnlv riwatP ara a.
mitted to seats.
Ram0nd C. Brown, chairman of the
1 i. .j
is uvc, mjunwu wie
?L 5" e!.pr?8en "
Special Ctle to Nlopa JUi)
TOKIO, Japan, Sept. 11. Japan has
placed an embargo on the export of
silver. This will hit China hard.
A woman is the patentee of a new
posthole digger with a tinged scoop
to remove all the loose earth from a
hole, , '.. f
Commander of Southwest Army
Also Joins New Movement;
Kerensky Orders Division of
Infantry to Intercept Ad
vance of Korniloffs Forces;
Baltic Fleet Remains Loyal
to Provisional Regime
(AMocltUd Pim by TJ. S. Kavtl Coaaufc
catfoa Stfvtee)
4 l" i . 4.
4- LONDON, Eng Sept. 11. The 4
4 Swedish Aftonbladetr say a cor- 4
4- respondent of the Copenhagen 4
4 Exchange Telegraph, publishes a
4- rumor that President Kerensky
4-of the Russian provisional gov-4-4-ernment,
has been killed by I 4
member of the Bolshlvlkl party.
4- No confirmation of the report
4- has been received here.
PKTROGfcAfl, Russia, Sept,
11. Gen. Korniloff's threat
ened revolt began to material
ize today, throwing Petrograd
into a state of frenzy when
Premier Kerensky ordered a
division, of infantry Jto march
from the city to "oppose the
revolutionists who under Kor
niloff's orders had detrained at
Dno to march onto the capital
and besiege it.
General Korniloff is not alone
in his opposition to the provis
ional government. He has been
joined by General Denikin,
commander of the southwest
department, who has notified
Korniloff that he will support
It is reported that a division from
Korniloffs army has occupied Wrltza,
The Baltic fleet, however, has prom
ised Its support to Kerensky.
The railroad tracks at Semrlnc
have been destroyed by the Kerensky
forces in order to impede the advance
of the KornUoffites. v
The leaders of the council of dep
uties have informed Kerensky that hit
trump car will be the support of the
railroad employes who are entirely on
his side. One fear Is that of a gen
eral strike resulting in a tie-up of sup
plies movement. a
Entente ambassadors, along with
neutral representatives, were in close
conference here today. Afterwards
the Entente ambassadors met in sep
arate conference and discussed the
situation. 1
The provisional government dis
cussed as an alternative the for
mation of a permanent national as
sembly along the lines of the Moscow
It is understood Alexander VGuch
koff, the Octobrist leader, has thrown
in his lot with Gen. Korniloff.
At a noon meeting today of thf
directors of tve Mid-Pacific Carnival
held in thn roo .13 of the Commercial
Club, the following general program
for afour-day Carnival next Februarj
1 was decided upon: .
Surfing contests, pa-u riding througa
out the four days, international tennlr
contests, Hawaiian pageant. Japanese ;
lantern parade, swimming contest .
children's festival of all nations, hibis
cus show, evening in Hawaii. Boj
Scout stunts, patriotic and religion!
mi? sed exercises, military demonstrat
Hons. : j
4- WASHINGTON, D. O, Sept. 11
4- it is learned from authentic
4- sources that Great Britain's re- 4
ply to - Pope Benedict's v peace
proposal! will he, in effect, tub- 4
-f stantially the same as that siren
by President Wilson . - 4

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