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From San Franclseo
Tuesday, Nov. 13. '-
To San Francisco -Monday,
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Evening Bulletin, Est 18S2, No. 6940.
Hawaiian Star, Vol. XXV, No. 7981;
26 PAGES HONOLULU, TERRITORY s OF HAWAII SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10,-1917. 26 PAGES
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Queen is Sinking Fast and Not
Exnected to Survive ; uay;
J Favorite, Pet Dog Watches
Life of Mistress Slowly Ebb
r 4ng Out; Beljs to Toll Disso
lution . -
v : Hovering between life and ?
death and stH I sinking, little hope
was held by Or. Hobdy at , 3 ;
. o'clock this afternoon that the ;
queen would survive the day. He
says she may. continue to live un-7
. til near daylight tomorrow, but ,
after that he despairs of saving ;
.: : her. life. . '.'"'; '-V
Queen Liliuokalani remains
unconscious and all-attempts to
give her nourishment are with-
out avail. Her existence Is sus- f
' ? talned now only through the con-)
tlnued functioning of her heart.
X HE death" of Her Majesty
it." Queen Liliuokalani may be
expected at any hour. :
Such was the announcement
made this morning to the Star:
Bulletin by Secretary Iaukea
following the morning, visit- to
Her Majesty by her physician,
;.' Br. :W. C. Hobdy. The physi
. Ician's report was that she was
1 sinking rapidly and it was in
probable tliat she; would last
-; i another 'day.- ,-:-:.,:':.. V,
? Word of the' final dissolution -will
7C tie announced to the public by the.toll
.7. in- or the bells of Kawaiahao church
V -and SL Andrew's cathedral, special ar
, rangements having been made to in
" form the people of Honolulu imme
diately Her Majesty has breathed her
" . last - ,7 ; ' 'y - i;
With Uttle perceptible change, ex
cept the continual weakening of the
life force, the aged Queen lies today
t.as she lay all day yesterday, in a state
of half consciousness, from which she
"" arouses from time to time f to turn
tired, but still bright eyes, on those
of her best loved friends who are per
mitted to go. to h er bedside. On the
Hoor at the foot of the great. koa bed
lies Foni, Her Majesty's small dog and
faithful friend, his woolly little head
resting on his paws, and his big browii
eyes looking out mournfully on a
world that has gone all wrong for
"'him, for his beloved mistress no long
' er speaks to him. ' : -
"She loved all dogs, but-Poni best
of aU," said Colonel Iaukea. "The
1 name Toni' means Coronation Poni
, was the kjng of dogs to his mistress."
All morning long a stream of call
x crs poured Into Washington Place, but
; it has not been a stream of curiosity
seekers, the entire public seeming to
? be In perfect accord In the wish to
- keep these last hours of this woman,
whose life has held so much of sorrow
. not of her own making, as peaceful as
possible. The Tisitors who were not
close friends have called out "of . the
greatest respect, and there liave been
- - no annoying requests for "admission
. .by strangers.- . , "Jr-;
. Early this : morning Senators Ash
urst of Arizona, King of UUh: and
Representative Gordon of Ohio, all
; j members of the congressional visiting
party, called and paid their respects.
' Mrs. C.-J. Robinson, vho was ad
mitted to the sickroom, returned with
V tears of joy in her eyes.
''She recognized me," said Mrs.
Robinson.- 'I am sure tlie Queen knew
' me,' for she shook my hand and said
. "How are you?' But she is so weak."
Mrs. -John O. Dominis, who lived all
her. married life with the Queen, and
whose, three children were born in
Washington Place, took the two older
a children, John Owen . and Sybil
Francis, to Her Majesty. . She smiled
' when she saw them, but did not speak
" to them, : murmuring only ! a weak
"Thank you." to Mrs: Dominis's "God
. bless you!" John Owen, who is a
; sturdy youngster, will probably in
herit Washington Place, which was
deeded to his father before his death.
; Mrs Dominis was - accompanied this
morning by Mrs. Leopold Kroll. v
Mrs. Walter Macfarlane, Mrs. A. P.
1 ' Taylor, Mrs. A. X. Tripp and Mrs.
Ahrens. all close . friends of Queen
1- 'J. Liliuokalani, were visitors at her bed
. ' tide today."::,
BRITISH GAIN 800 YARDS
IN PASSCflENDAELE ATTACK
(Atsocuted Press by TX. S. Ktvil WtrelMt.)
LONDON, Eng., Nov. 10. The Brit
ish . made good progress today In an
attack near Passchendaele. ' "
BRITISH FRONT IN FLANDERS,
: Nov 10. The British " today , gained
; S00 yards on the Passchendaele sec
tor. ,,'( '-r..
PARIS, France, Nov. 10. German
attacks today on the Rhelms front
were repulsed. . . ,.'; - v:i;V
FOOD AND WATER ,
BRINGS HID CLOSE
UEEN LILIUOKALANI in her
I I last hours will take no food.
-N She will not even drink the
- water that fs placed to her lips.
If she could be induced to take
nourishment- there might be some
i hope of her rallying, but without
)': nourishment she cannot live, her
' physicians say. j : . : c .. ' . .
:Cy:y Since . her illness ' she has been
, In her. favorite , bedroom, which is
on the first floor,, on the mauka
side of the house. V The doors of
; - the, beautiful ; old 7: high-ceil in ged
room are! wide open, letting in the
sweet scented air, and the pleas
ant . chirp of the mynah birds in
the : shrubbery , outside. Beside
the bed is the faithful nurse, Mrs.
H." H. WTebb, who 'v never leaves
the room r for more than a few
minutes at a time. Sometimes, as
if to show her appreciation, the
small thin hand of Liliuokalani
- slowly lifts and rests ; against' the
cheek of her nurse, but the few
drops of life-giving nourishment
the nurse would be so glad ,. to
see taken are rejected, like every
thingvelse that is offered to the
queen..- : .' .
BRITISH FORCES IN
PALESTINE ROUT TURK
LONDON Nov.' 10. The British
armies In Palestine 'continuing their
pursuit of the Turks vhavo captured
Askalon. The Turk -casualties: num
ber 10,000. Seventy, guns"; have been
captured. - ' : . '
U. S. TO REGULATE -
V RETAIL COAL PROFITS
WASHINGTON, Nov.. 10. The next
step in the administration program of
economy will be' regulation 'of retail
coal profits. The fuel board today
directed its representatives in tha
Various states to mako an immediate
check on local fuel prices. ,;
VON KUEHLMAN REFUSES
- TO UPHOLD LUXBURG
BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 10. The gov
ernment has been- advised that i For
eign Minister von Kuehlman of Ger
many has told the Argentine minister
at Berlin that he has disapproved xt
Ckunt" Luxburg's (despatches via Swe
den to theGerman foreign office;
SUFFRAGETTES ARRESTED 7
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Eight
suffragette sentinels who have been
patrolUng tre Whits House district
were arrested today.
EVENTS IN RUSSIA AND -1
ITALY FORESHADOW PEACE (?)
COPENHAGEN Nov. 10. Events In
Russia vnd Italy have caused a rise In
foreign ... exchange rates, : except , Rus
sian, on tae-theory that they .-foreshadow
an, early peace. A similar
rise was recorded in gtockho.lm.
VILLA GETTING ACTIVE.! .
P RES I D I O, Texas, Nov, 1 0. VI lla,
from . his headquarters ; at Maijoma
ranch, fifty miles south of Qjinaga, has
issued a call for troops to make an at
tack on Ojinaga Monday, according to
three ranchers who were made prison
era but escaped.1- '
Only, one bid was, offered at the
bond sale today at- the treasurer's of
fice 4 for rtho Smith ad Hotel Street
Improvement bonds. . This bid ; was
rnae by James Stelner, for the Hotel
Street improvement . bonds,' which
were, knocked: down to him at two per
cent discount, he paying 17885.08 for
the I804G bonds Not a single chirp
was heard from anybody when - tlie
mlta street bonds were offered.
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Four Yesterday Begin Move
ment to Clean Out Honolulu's
Underworld, Lately Grown
AUNCHING a vigorous : campaign
against Honolulu s underworld
with a view to ridding the city of
commercialized vice in -its several
forms, the territorial grand jury yes
terday afternoon inflicted Mau ' Hop,
Sau Tong, David Kailiula and C. Y.
Mar, chauffeurs, on a charge of pro
curing and transporting women; for
The men were arrested on a bench
warrant issued out of Circuit Judge
Heen's court shortly after the indict
ments were returned. The police
rounded up the defendants and took
them into ' custody. In court this
morning they pleaded not guilty : and
their cases are scheduled to go to trial
Tuesday morning; They are repre
sented by the law firm of Andrews &
Pittman. - V
An extensive investigation has been
made of the case of the four chauf
feursboth by the jury as a whole and
by members of the special vice com
mittee which was ' appointed 'shortly
before. Judge Heen charged the jury to
Investigate reports that commercial
ized vice was spreading to the"-residence
districts of the city; The mat
ter was first brought to the attention
of the jurymen . when ; the defendants
testified for the ' prosecution in the
case of William Kemp, a part Tahitian,
who was convicted of procuring- and
who was sentenced by Circuit- Judge
Ashford to serve - not less than four
years at hard labor In Oahu prison. -,
In part the testimony in the case
was; that the defendants .were 'drivers
of automobiles which had transported
Mrs. Kemp and f a" girlnamed Eliza
beUi Akana to 'various parjts of Hono-
lulu for, immoral purposes. ':- Mrs.
Kemp testlfed that, her husband had
driven her 'into the. life of. the demi -
monde and procured soldiers. . ,
The. grand Jury Is reported to - be
making-further investigations -along
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SEE OAHU AND COLLEGE
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SHIPPING WILL BE
An important summary of shipping conditions, affecting Hawaii and a
declaration that the transportation needs of the territory will be cared for
as , satisfactorily as can be expected in a national and international crisis
such as the present, was made today in a signed statement given to the
Star-Bulletin by E. D. Tenney, president of the Matson Navigation Company.
The statement is as follows:
"FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION.
i ' "In view of the uncertainty of shipping conditions, I deem it best to
make a brief statement setting forth the situation as known to the Matson
Navigation Company through sources of -information at its command. .'
"On October 15, the United States Shipping Board requisitioned the entire
fleet of the Matson Navigation Company with the exception of the motor bark
Annie Johnson, from and after which date-the vessels have been : operated
by the Matson Navigation Company .for account of and under instructions
from the United States Shipping Board. Atthis time it was intimated that
the., probabilities were that the . company's vessels would be continued in
the island trade indefinitely, with tTie exception of one, and possibly two,
of the larger boats, and that when these" were taken an equal amount of
freight tonnage would be supplied.
. "On October 18 the San Francisco representative of the shipping board
received .instructions from Washington to promptly ascertain the earliest
dates upon' which the Matson steamers Maui. Matsonia, Wilhelmina, Manoa
and LurHne could be despatched to Atlantic ports, he to replace them with
ex-German and coastwise tonnage. The situation was carefully canvassed,
a list of -available tonnage to replace compiled, and the board was advised
that the ' steamers could be despatched , to the Atlantic on or about the
"Matsonia Dec. 1, 1917;'
"Maui Dec. 15, 1917; - .
"Wilhelmina Jan. 1, 1918;
"Manoa and Lurline in February and March, 1918
'No reply was received to this message until -October 26, when the San
Francisco representative received Imperative orders to despatch the Maui,
Matsonia and Wilhelmina to Atlantic ports at the earliest possible ' date, and
to replace them with coastwise tonnage as far as possible. ; v- I ..;, -.
; "After conferring with representatives of the Matson Navigation Company
and' Pacific Coast Steamship . Company, he decided to take possession of
the Maui on November 10, Matsonia on November. 26, and - Wilhelmina on
December 2;. and arrangements were made at the same time to place at the
disposal of ; the Matson Navigation Company ; the steamers President and
Governor, to be operated on the schedules of the Matsonia and Maui, In order
that the passenger traf ficimlght be taken care of, tonnage to replace the
freighting space lost , to be designated later. r ' v t r
1 "Throughout all these negotiations, assurances have been given , to; the
company that the freighting requirements of Hawaii would' be taken care of,
that the" United States government and -Its shipping board were thoroughly
familiar with" the needs and requirements of the islands, and that cample
tonnage would . be provided . to move our crops and furnish us our supplies,
This ; assurance covers all necessities, and. It .was specifically stated that a
large tanker, of' a capacity sufficient to replace that lost ' through the with
drawal, of the Matson steamers, would . be furnished , s. bring fuel oil," ' . v
, "The general puDiic may rest assured that everything possible is . being
done to Insure our transportation... needs being cared for. The Islands have
several very . powerful ? friends who are serving, on government boards In
Washington, who are taking, time - from their; multitudinous . duties to keep
I in touch with: the; transportation situation and do r what; they can to insure
1 our protections U may be that we. will have to dispense with some of the
j non-essentials, butll believe . that in general the transportation needs of the
territory will be cared for.'not with: such clock-like regularity as In the past,
t but In a manner which should be satisfactory to Its citlxens, in view cf tht
world conditions now prevailing
for, says mm
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! Co Ilene . of Hawaii clven to visit f
I Ing congressmen. ; Right above
i Representatives : Louis. E. Goodall
i of Maine- (left and William H-
Carter of - Massachusetts, the twoj
businessmen, of the congressional
. party, talking' it ovtr at Makapuu ;
i lighthouse. Below-f-Focusing con--
gressional attention upon the j
route of a proposed military road j
around Makapuu. : Left to right j
Supervisor . Lester Petrie-of Hono
lulu,. Representative. Benjamin F.
Welty of Ohio; Secretary Ray
mond C. Brown, Honolulu Cham
ber of Commerce; Senator Henry
L. Myers, Montana; . Territorial
I Representative , Gerrit P. Wilder.
Photos by Star-Bui letln staff . pho-;
j tographer. .;; . - . :.
Members Call on . Governor and gates is minister ot. foreign
' . "se m . ' " li" '
Inspect Throne Room and
Canvases of Rulers; Off for
Big (sland This; Afternoon
Members of the congressional party
called upon Governor Lucius Pinkham
at the capitol this morning. . From 10 i
o'clock; until 11 o'clock members of the
party ; arrived in groups to pay .their j
respects to Hawaii 3 executive.
Following the reception in the gov
ernor's office at '11 o'clock the mem- j
bers of the congressional party were I
chnwn ,k th. tKmn .,fT i
veyed the canvases of the various
rulers of Hawaii.. C. J. McCarthy,
treasiirpr of the ' tfnTlfnrv.i a eta A
islands. He told of.the life of eachi"! G",1.
ruler and the story of the revolution
and the annexation. The members ?
listened attentively throughout the en
tire tour of the gallery and at the con
clusion expressed the opinion that. Mr.
McCarthy's remarks had not only been f
interesting but instructive as welL z
As an added; feature to the' pro
gram of thecongressional delegation,
Gen., John P. Wisser wrill be host : at
Fort Shafter on Thursday . evening.
November-: 22.- - Z-
This-evening will be given over to
a' study, of war conditions. It is
planned to have an exhibition of the
throwing of hand grenades, , bombs
and trench life.' Many of the fea
tures -which have been incorporated"
at tne training camps throughout, the
mainland will be illustrated fori the
members of the party. '. . . " '
SAYS POLITICAL PEACE
w rpto r pn 1 w a pr ia a m y
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(AsMcUttiPru by U. S- H.val Wi.-.e- ' 1 0. Discussing the ; visit cf Cc -r.zi
BERLIN. Germanv. Nov. 10. Dr.tCzernin. : Austro-Hungarian mislctcr
Helfferich, minister of the treasury,'
has: issued a statement , that political
peace has been . restored in Germany
and ' that the von Hertling cabinet 13
virtually a coalition organization. The
clerical, national liberal and progres
sive parties are actively. represented
Too Early to Tell Definite Effect
Son Russia's Part in War;'
v Lenine is Premier and Trotz-
V ky Foreign Minister in Maxi-1
maiist Cabinet Vr
(AisocUttd XTua "Dy tJ. a.'Ktval V7lreless. :
: WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. The .
'Russian embassy has announced
- that it : will ; refuse to accept or
" ders from the" Maximalist govern
tnent. : - ; '. -
I America's first official recogni- ;
tion of the Russian upheaval came 'J
today with the announcement that V
i t further American supplies to Rus-
: sta may cease until the situation ;
clarifies. - ; v . . .;.
The American consul at " Mos- ,
i cow, cabling under date of Nov.
8, : says that the revolutionary
( forces of the soldiers and work- '
men's council have seized the J
government of Moscow, all the 1
official posts and telegraph lines
and have suspended all corse rva
tive papers. ' ; -..
PETROGRAD, Nov. 10. The
entire staffs of the foreifn office
and the financial and commercial
departments of the government
have resigned. ;' '";? ::
AVASIILNGTOX, D. C, Nov.!
10. U. S. Ambassador Davidf
Francis reports to the state do-;
artmeut from Petrograd that;
Jo upheavals have occurred!
there nil a result of the down-
ment and - the-seizure of i)or-Qr
by the Maximalist peace party, i
It is still too early to learn i
the 'definite efTcet respecting!
the;; prosecution '"of the Avar
wliicli the qhanpc in govern
raeni will hkve on the Russians'
ontside Petrograd. V
The American J Kcd Cross:
workers who have gone to :
Iitissia are reported by the am
bassador to.be all safe. ' - V '
PETROGRAD,? Russia, Nov. ;
lGThfi All-Russian congress,
an outgrowth of the Maximalist;
movement, today named a cabi
net tomposed of leading mem
bers of the Bolsheviki (radical) ;f
party. Lenine, t he . Soei al ist- -Bolshcviki,
has been "named as .
premier, and Leon Trotzky,
president of the Council of
Soldiers' and Workmen's Dele-
affairs. The cabinet is to servo
until the constituent assembly;
elects another cabinet. : " -
Rush of Germans
(Aittdatel Presaby V. S. KtU WrJ83a. -ROME,
Nov. 10. The Italian ar-.
mies nave aeimueiy cnecKea iue Vrv
f.re3S ot Germans according t
me ar oiuce. iu uiv jucuiu mue
the Teutons have been held back and
at-.Broccn repulsed. The
Vie Z Z I ;
The Italian rear which was snr
rounded at Lorenzago has succeeded
In forcing its way out. . ;
. BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 10.-The
Teuton forces on the Italian front
have reached Piave and captured
Asiago. v : . -Vt; 1 ... "-'
. . T-t I 1 . .-.-
of foreign affairs, to Berlin, the VU-n
na Fremdenblatt declares tnat tw.
Austrian program is unaltered ani
that this program is for a s?ee!y r.r 1
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