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From 8n Francisco . Next mall, Dc 3. To 8a n Francltoo Saturday, Dec 1. 9 I .Evenln Bulletin, Est 1882, No. 6956. Hawaiian Star, VoL XXV, No. 7907. 12 PACr.3 rHONOLULU, TERRITORY 0 HAWAII, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1917.--12 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS, . . . . i . I" - NEXT MAILS yft'C? - 'ft : T? Wy pnrp fraQM ".. "'J-.' '.- " t 1 . ; uuu Fishermen Would Receive Fair Return, Broker a Fair Per centage and Trading Would Be Abolished Plans whereby the price of fish in Honolulu will be fixed by agreement among fishermen,! &th companies and fish vendors are being worked OUt by J. i i n i i P 3 3 - - APPEASE ALESIDES f riild fpdpral food administra-lnients which are said to have appear- changes which,! it Is expected, will be , rltoria prison under the huge over i.midteaerai IOOQ aamimsua d print w V;ew york city some beneficial to the service. He has spreading kamani tree, tor. Practically all handlers OI time laiit year. W made it plain that full statements on "I killed Harriet Kunane, and I f sh are in favor OI the plan and -r ai -lj i i. ; MT. Vnna expect iu it m c aeration within a short time. General acceptance of it will prove a solution o the high price-of-fish problem. The results anticipated from the agreement are: The fisherman will receive a return which will make going to sea'vortn while; Fish companies and fish vendors 'will receive a fair percentage above their actual operating expenses; The price of fish to the public tin doubtedly will be lowered; Dickering and trading between deal er and consumer" will be abolished. Under the prospective . agreement the fishermen vtfll sell, their fish to the retailer at a. price Jbased onthe cost of the catch. This will mean a direct sale, as at ? present; the fish companies and stall men handling the financing and selling. According to Mr.. Child, xnensn venaors are wm JJ in? to sell, at an agreed price, based on the cost w lEem of domg"business; In other wordsf the tost to them plus a certain percentage of the cost or their overhead expenses. Steps are now being- taken to deter mine the amount of the fish vendor's overhead expense, so that a percen tage can bedded to the price which they pay to the fishermen. This will determine what 'a fair retail price would be. Thus the dealers will make a .fair profit, and te profit to the fishermen would make it worth while for them to fish. This, says Mr." Child, fwould have a tendency toward increasing the production of fish, i "This! is the end I am working to ward," says the federal agent. This agreement, however, will not apply to mullet The fish ponds are the largest producers of this 'variety. Mr. Child hopes to secure an agree- N ment among the owners, or lessees, of the mullet ponds for a certain fixed price at which the fish will be sup plied the vendors which would give them a fair return for ,their Invest-j ment.; He also expects to make a similar arrangement for an agreed percentage of profit to the seller, which would establish a set price on mullet. BISHOP STREET HEARING An open discussion on the Bishop etreet improvement project will be held tonight before the board of su pervisors. The majority of property owner? appear to be In favor of widen ing Bishop street and carrying out the plans that have been proposed by the city engineer's office. All sides of the question will be. given a hearing to night I NEW YORK STOCK I MARKET TODAY Wednes Today, day. Alaska Gold 2?. Ml American omciwr - 2 American Sugar Rfg. ... f94 American Tel. A Tel.... 10514 - - a a i 92 lUO'2 57H Vnaconda Copper . 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Statements flavored with pro-Germanism, reflecting upon Great Britain and apparently Indorsing the Sinn Fein uprising which has since passed into history,-have cost a well known Honolulan and a naturalized American his position which he had held for six years. , The local firm for which the man in question worked, and the man himself, today admittethat his ? - j basis for the discharge were the state- i ia wdinli a ant1 tn Vara annoar. A. poem bearing the topic "God ; Snppd thp iiav. is said to have been i hv.-tM''m.n flnH forwarded to The Fatherland." a publication issued rrnn Of Han Leaning Loses Position by Germans In New York. According j concerning gamDiing were exagger to the manager of the Honolulu firm j rated, and that the rebellion of Kauai where the man was employed, the poem thanked Germans for their finan cial aid to the Irish relief, supposedly the Sinn Fein propaganda, and, ; is substance, called upon God to speed the day.when the "grey coats," or Ger mans, would overrun London. Th general trend of the poem Is reported to have been that the time would come when Germany and the Irish would rule the world, or words to that effect. ' Just recently, says the manager, the matter was called - to his attention and a translation of the poem fell into his hands. It was upon this that the man's services with the firm were terminated.. The man. In question Is said to have had a tendency toward writUg poems dealing with the war.' ; As a ;death In the man'a family is Imminent -.thte-JStarrBulletin refrains from' publishing his name. ; hj i m Smiddy Finds Correspondence From Accused Hindu in ! Mauite's Luggage Taraknath Das of Japan, one of the defendants in the Hindu plot trial in San Francisco, and Saranghadhar Das, Maui sugar mill chemist and govern ment witness against : the plotters, may not berelated, but that they are Intimately acquainted was discov ered yesterday, when Marshal J. J. Smiddy opened and inspected some of the latter's baggage. In their haste to catch the Honolulu-bound steamer at Lahaina, Das and hi3 wife, who is a Swiss, over looked their baggage and. left it qn the wharf. Consequently, they went to .San Francisco Wednesday without it, but left an order to the Inter-Island Co. to turn it over to Marshal Smiddy. The subpoenas summoning Das and his wife to San Francisco were In the luggage, as well as , all evidence Das was ordered to produce on ; the mainland. ' . Marshal Smiddy opened & box of bocks and among the volumes were "Myths of the Hindus arid Bud dhists," Secret History of the , Eng lish Occupation of Egypt," "The Prince of Machiavelli," by Niccolo Machiavelli, and "The Theory of the Leisure Class." All of these books were full of notes on the margins and many of the passages were underlin ed. . , ' : ; At least half a dozen of the volumes bore the signature "Taraknath Das." Das was among those persons indict ed In the Hindu plot expose, and was in Japan when so notified. -He Imme diately left for - the United States, passug through Honolulu en route. According - to Marshal Smiddy, Saranghadhar ' Das made the : state ment that' Taraknath Das ' was no re lation, V although at first it j was 4 sus pected that they mfght ' be'" brothers. Federal officials also say that the baggage contains correspondence be tween defendants in the ; Hindu plot case, and Das and his wife. MEAT CHEAPERON MAUI THAN ON OAHU " There is at least one ; place in the Hawaiian -Islands where meat is cheap, and that Is :' on the Is land of Maui. - ' -:,.t -';. - ..J. F. Child, federal food com missioner, who has just returned from a business trip to . the Val ley Island, said today that f at present meat is being sold cheap er at retail on Maul than it is be ing sold at wholesale in, Honolulu. GUARD COMPLAINT TO B BETTER Full Probe to Be Made; Plans for Improvements Under Consideration Thorough investigation of the va rious complaints against the conduct of the national guard camp at Kawal loa and some Important changes in na tional guard conduct may be looked for as a development from last week's incidents. The guard commandant, General Johnson, spent part of his Thanksgiv ing Day in consideration of these com plaints and in discussion of plans for all points will be forthcoming. General Johnson insists that so far ! as his present information goes the ) reports brought back from Kawalloa Filipinos at the steamer wharf when they left the wharf to hunt for food! was also exaggerated. He says, how ever, that he intends to sift both these incidents to the bottom. He says also that he has absolutely no confirmation of reports that there was a gambling game among the offi cers or that there was any liquor in the camp. So far as his knowledge goes and so far as he could learn up to yesterday, he stated .there wa&jio liquor in camp. 4 Among the points talked over by Gen. Johnson and which may be ex pected to come up a ventilation of va rious comp'aints and rumors are the following: Deailed statement of the ''Punch bowl fund," with statements as to au thority for all expenditures. ' : A full and frank discussion between the commanding officer of the guard and sub6rdinate"rBoff icers, In , "wTTTcTt suggestions for the good of the service will be asked. Plans for securing a larger number of white men for the guard. The proposal of a reasonable "lit eracy test" for all applicants who de sire to enter the militia and operation of this test on present force. This, it is hoped, will . strengthen the enlisted personnel of the guard and do away with complaints that many of the com panies could scarcely understand sim ple orders and in some cases sentries could not understand English . . Establishment of a night school sys tem for teaching guardsmen. English, This system may ultimately be extend ed over all the plantations. It is hoped in this way to utilize the ambition of a large number of Filipinos who want to join the guard and can become val uable militiamen, but who understand practically nothing of the English language.- General Johnson strongly uphoId.s the Filipino guardsmen, declaring, that they constitute fine material, but ad mits that in many cases their lack of knowledge of English is a drawback so serious that steps must be taken to overcome" it. Concerning one item .over which complaints arose that of changing the camp program so that during the last week little work besides drill for parade and review was done Johnson declares emphaically that he had noth ing whatever to do. He. says the change was made necessary partly by the shift In the camp site from Scho fleld Barracks to Kawailoa and that otherwise he had no voice in the last weekS camp routine. He predicts confidently that with the newiIans In contemplation within three months the guard will be brought to a higher pitch of efficiency than ever before. Specifications which have been pre pared .for the Walklki Sanitarium, Re clamation; and Improvement Commis sion, were to be presented by Chair man R,"Iobby at a meeting called for 3 o'clock this afternoon at the har bor -board rooms in the capltol. i . It is anticipated that these specifica tions will be the center of discussion If they; are found satisfactory by the commissionmembers they will be ad vertised to secure bids for the survey that is proposed of "Walklki reclama tion district If they are not "satisfac tory It is jprobable that they will be changed: his afternoon to( meet such needs as the commission sees fit. . The specifications require that the bidder shall "furnish and pay for all labor, instruments, . . materials, .. tools and equipment necessary for the com pletlon of and : to complete a survey, maps and ' tracings l of the Walklki Sanitation, Reclamation and Improve- UNDERSTAND NG SISSw Garcia Goes To Death Insisting He Killed Girl In Last Breath Absolves Billi riueva of Kohala Crime; Shows No Fear Maintaining to the last breath that if was he who had murdered Harriet Kunane, 16 year o.d Hawaiian girl, at Kohala, Hawaii, Antonio Garcia, convicted of the murder of a Japan ese man at Honokaa, and for which crime be was sentenced to die, went to the gallows at 9: 15 o'clock this luuiuiufi. me iii "as ninuug UUU no was pronounced dead fifteen minutes later. A small crowd of , curious per sons witnessed the hanging, which took place in the courtyard of the ter- want the Hawalians to forgive me for murdering, one of their people. Bill nueva did not commit the crime, and I do not want him to suffer for It. I killed her. I met her on the govern ment road and dragged her into the caneflelds. I;did n6t assault her, but fcne screamed and I plunged my knife into her back.1 These were the last words spoken Dy uarcla, just after:' High Sheriff William Jaf rett read ; the death war rant to him Garcia was pale, but his expression was . one of resignation. He did not falter, did not' struggle, as the guards' strapped his arms and legs, and fas tened the olack cap over his head. A moment later, the signal was given ana tne trap was strung, At a conference held this morning at the offices of the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company between directors of the corporation, and the territorial harbor board, repreiented by Chairman W. R. Hobby and Com missione-James Wakefield, a defnite agreement was reached ; toward the use of the proposed new Kuhio wharf at Hilo. t Following a general discussion of the question the directors, expressed their willingness to sign the proposed agreement which will bind them to use the new wharf at Hilo for a period of five years. This agreement is called for by the territorial appropriation 'created by the last legislature which provide 1150,000 for the construction of the wharf provided the "Inter-Island or s.ome other steamship companies" shall agree to use the wharf" after completed. While $ 150,000 may not build the entire wharf, Chairman 'Hobby be lieves that it will build that part to bo used by the Inter-Island vessels. For mai notice that the company has agreed to sign the proposal will be given to the harbor board at a meet ing next Tuesday. The safety of the present Kuhio wharf was discussed some this morn ing and officials of the company stated that recently in rough weather some of thiir mooring lines 'were chafed considerably by the. surging. . It is expected that soundings and borings to determine the character of the harbor bottom in the vicinity of the proposed wbarf will be started shortly. WILSON AT METHODIST CHURCH; HAS 40-POUND THANKSGIVING TURKEY (Associated Press by U. S. Naval Wireless.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 30. President Wilson yesterday attended Thanksgiving church services at the Metropolitan Methodist ; church; in Washington. The president's Thanks giving dinner Included a 40-pound tur key. The dinner was at the White House, the president's immediate fam ily attending.. . BRITISH SKlPPEFhKEEPS ." LOOKOUT FOR ENEMY The : commander ' of a British ship now in port Is reported, to have kept a careful watch for " strange craft, while on the voyage from thre Panama canal, as his vessel Is heavily armed. He was more than anxious to meet an ; enemy raider ship, ; but was not successful. , ' "We saw two or three vschobners which could not be identified, but they ! appeared : more anxious to avoid us than to get too near," one of the crew says ; The British captain had been warn ed not to lessen his watch on entering the Pacific for It was ; feared that the 61 5 uncaptured ) survivors of ; the See adler had managed to get- hold of au- mmmi decide park 225 APPLY FOR SECOND TRAINING CAMP; OPENS IAN 5 Twenty-two Are to Be Chosen From National Guard; Jap ; I anese Seek Admission According to estimate made today there' will be . approximately; 22S can didates at the second training camp at Schofleld Barracks, to open von January 5 for enlisted men 6f the army and the National Guard. Tomorrow Is the ; last day for ap Dlicatlons to be filed, and it Is k ex pected that the list of those fin ally chosen will be announced about Christmas. Today a list of applicants from the 1st ffawalian Infantry, Nar tlonal Guard. was received. For guardsmen the quota will be the same as ; in tne regular army, 1.7 per cent; This will mean that about 22 names can be submitted from the 1st Infan try;:- -v . No orders have been received at headquarters" directing any action to be taken with training camp candi dates who failed to qualify for com missions at the close of the course recently. So far as Is known they are to be considered again in civilian life, though the list of these men .and their work' has been kept and can be used for reference at ny time it is desired to call them for duty. ? Quite a number of non-commissioned officers of the Japanese company of the 1st Infantry have applied, to their : company officers for .admission to. the camp, but owing to the fact that their organization was not ef fected until after May 15 of this year they are not eligible. mm The proposed reappointment of , A. K. Vierra to the position of parks super intendent will be br6ught. up before the board of supervisors tonight fol lowing the public hearing in the Bishop street improvement project. It was learned .' today that A. K. Vierra will in all probability be reappointed to his position; word having come from the "efficiency party" camp that both Supervisors E. A. Mott-Smith and Chas. H. Bellina have had a change of heart and are ready to re appoint the present Incumbent.5 Several more letters from ladies prominent in Outdoor Circle work have been received in the past week by the board asking that A. K. Vierra be rtalned. (Associated Press by U. S. Nava! Wireless.) PARIS, France, Nov. 30. American soldiers in France yesterday had an old-fashioned dinner.. The thousands! of Americans at the front and in vari ous lines of war service got their "tur key and fixins'" just as they would have done in the United States. ANOTHER VILLA SCARE ON BORDER AT JUAREZ (Associated Press by U. 8. Naval Wireless.) JUAREZ, aiex., Nov. 30. Juarez was practically deserted last night with few soldiers even on the streets. All tro'ops stationed at Juarez have been hastily sent south to reinforce the federal troops which are said to i - j in. tni i command is said to be in the vicinity of Chihuahua City. . . : One Body. Repulsed v . - Reports that reached here yesterday afternoon , said that a Villista force had been met and .repulsed at Lagnna and theVe were unconfirmed reports of a battle between federal cavalry and Villa's main body near ; Chihuahua City. - LAST TROOPS LEAVE . CAMP AT KAWAILOA ' With the departure today of the HUo companies of the. National Guard for their homes, Camp Liliuo kalani at Kawaialoa, this island, has taken on a deserted appearance. Other companies, left f last: night for ' Maui. Men from I the quartermaster . depart ment' are busy clearing tp the camp site. Such companies as are up to re quired ; strength . will .. receive federal pay. Others ; will be paid by the terri tory. . " Application for a permit to build a two story wooden apartment house at Beretania arid ICaplolanI streets, was received this r morning by , the building inspector's office from II. Knaack & Co. The estimated cost of i sin m mm SOCIALIST CAEtIT VIENNA DESPATCH SAYS DUAL MONARCHY ASSENTS TO CPEACEROPOSAL-MADE'BY-I RUSSIA JN: WIRELESS -EX CHANGE' : . ; :.-'r " : .r: .. ;.; jj r 1 (Associated Press by U. S. Naval Wireless)' LONDON, England, Nov. Russia has fallen after a few days in the saddle. The Leninsj government has collapsed, according to a despatch today from' Petrograd. S&f. ': ' -; )--: '-. j ) A Socialist cabinet on which the Bolsheviki faction is rep-t resented, has succeeded the other. ;vt ' v i ' mini i rr - r -vt it ': ' (AsscclaUd Press by U. 8. Nl Wireless.r NP.w vnniC- y- Nov.' 30. News from Europe" indicates that the van guard of American aJrmc-i T lllMlEEAi (Associated Press by U.S. Naval Wireless.) PARIS. France. Nov. ' 30. The com mander of the American troops In France says the men are -learning the new science of war fast. The officers are much pleased with the progress made. - ; - LABOR DEARTH HALTS BUILDING OF JAPAN'S DREADNOUGHT NAGAT0 (Special Cabia to Kipntt Jlil TOKIO, Japan, Nov. 30. Work on the new battleship Nagato, which is how under construction at the Kure shipyard, has been ordered halted by the navy department. Difficulty in getting skilled laborers to keep the work on the Nagato in progress com pelled the navy department to suspend the work temporarily. It may be after some weeks or probably months that the work will be resumed,' according to navy department officials. When she Is ready for actual service, the world's largest superdreadnaughts will be outclassed by the Nagato in size and armament carried, B IG WAR CONFERENCE IS NOW ON IN PARIS (Associated Press by U. S. Naval Wireless.) .. NEW YORK, N. Y., Nov. 30. The Inter-Allied conference; began at Paris yesterday with 15 nations represented. Its sessions are expected to be the most vital to the interests jof the Allies of any event during the course of the war.: '-; ' -iiC'- The Supreme War Council has or ganized ' with the United States, G reat Britain and France arid Italy repre- sideration of the.whole western front ... . . i -.it i v. i Ail cnanges ot pians wui u tugssitru j by this supreme war council and Its l-ll IT 1 X 1 V. Vk.. recommenaauous wiu mus unug auvui a concert of action such as has at no time before prevailed J in the operation of the Allies. ' . . : ; ; SCANDINAVIAN CONFAB ::IS ON AT CHRISTIANS (AssoctatQd.Press by U. S. Naval Wireless.) CHRISTIANIA. fv. 30. The con ference of the . Scandinavian coun tries, participated In .by the kings of Denmark, Sweden and ? this; country and the three premiers, and other prominent advisers of the three mon archs was opened yesterday. ;"It was arranged for the ; discussion of the many seriousH problems which the neutral Scandinavian . countries, are called upon to solve becauset of the war and -to devise ways and'means, through a cooperation of interests, to solve them or to mitigate the ill ef fects that are being so seriously felt. : At yesterday's session of the con ference King Haakon welcomed his royal guesU and their advisers, and ; L&ttUA.s).,- in etnerianas, ; is oy. - ou.- Austria nas ac-! cepted the wireless proposal for peace negotiations ' sent by Russia and assented to the .plan of theLenine-Trotzky faction,' according to a despatch, today from Vienna.- . : ;.j LONDON, England, Nov. 30. A : telegram' from Russia; today announces that a union has been formed between thef All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Workmen and) Soldiers and the Executive Committee of the All:Russian Peas-i ants' I Congress on - Land, and that thei two are henceforth to work tin conjunction. I;' --:;;'V ".;.' M FREHFROftf FAST I FRANCE Ibli LI LiLd I00S CE1A0S3 1 .pra. 30. Another government in T ' -. : ' rsr ' i i '.n '- VJINTER DISASTER ; mm iionsi -' .:.; :1 V;--..-:': (Associated Press by U S. Naa! Wireless.) IIOME. (Italy, Nov. ; 30. Hopo that! disaster may overtake the hundreds cfj thousands of Austro-Germans on the winter,, is expressed B ere'ry'military j critics based on late reports from thej front. It is believed that the heavy: snows and ; floods are breaking ; the, enemy's communications, . which ; ex'-; tend through .' the -mountains to ;th9! Isonzo. front, ' . ! ' BM0VI1 (Associated Press by If, 8. Naval Wireless.) NEW YORK, N. Y., Nov. 30. Ac-i cording to news from, the war zone! Hate today, the British are advancing; again ' towards Cambrai. There , is : heavy artillery fighting on the Ypres' front. The Germans have attacked Gonneleu, in the Cambrai area, and it is believed that their strategy is now, being directed against - the ' .British' position on the Scheldt river. ' - LONDON, Eng., Nov. 30. German? raiding parties have been repulsed at Gavrellex. on the St. Quentin front, and artillery duelling is now active west and southwest.of CambraL PARIS, France, Nov.. pC-Artilleryi fighting was active in the- Argonna section today. : ; . I ; The. enemy attempted an air raid? over Chambrettes but was repulsed. , ; NEW YORK, N. Y., Nov. 30. Re-, pulse of strong Teuton forces with; heavy losses. northeast of the seaportj of Avlona is reported from Rome. This, report said that cn all sectors the Ital-j ian arms had held their cwn during tho; day's conflict. J . ; Despatches from Berlin show that' the vigor of the Italians is unabated and tell of counters made against; -Monte Tcmba which, they claim, w eroj failures. Before Cambrai the . British.,., havor brought up their artillery: and are- -shelling the town. -This, also, . Is re- . ported from Eerbn. It indicates the; complete consclidation of the British f :. n their cew pesitions before the bee, ieaguerea cuy. v ' r i i - GERMANY HOPES FOR PEACE SOOri I (Associated Press by U.S. Naval Wireless.) ; BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 30, Chan-j cellor von Hertling : today made a speech in the reichstag reviewing th war. He said that he hoped that pres-; ent efforts would "bring us peace. Iia also declared that 'tne fturdamentar principles of the imperial constitution will 7 remain unchanged. . ' The extreme right, composed of so cialists, and other radicals, did not ap plaud the speech. V ..; ' PRESIDENT ARTHUR'S NAVAL SECRETARY DEAD (Associated Press by U. S. Naval WratesO CONCORD, N. H., Nov. S5. Y Ham -Eaton Chandler, ' Pr thur's secretary cf th navy, C; M CAMBRAI fl? Bid. fEx-dlvidetd. 'Unquoted ncat District No. U Honolulu.".. the building Is ?8525. - - " I Klny ' Gustave replied.