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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
v AUSTRIAN) SAME AS GERMANS HERE IF TO DECLARED la the event that the United States declares war on Austria-Hungary, Tur key and Bulgaria, alien natives of those countries now residing In Ha waii will be subjected to the same reg ulation laid down to govern alien Germans, according to an announce ment which has been made by the local U. 8. attorney's office. Data now In the hands of District Attorney S. C. Huber tend to show that there are far less alien Austiians. Hungarians. Turks and Bulgarians in Hawaii than there are alien Germans and, In view of this, the federal offi cials anticipate little difficulty . in throwing the net of surveillance about them in case of a severance of diplom atic relations. The naturalization cases of several AusT'.ans and Turks are now pending In federal court, and are to come up for final decision within a few days before Judge Poindexter. With diplomatic relations severed, all rules and regulations for national safety now applying to alien Germans will apply to the aliens of the other allies of the Central Powers. They will be required to immediately reg ister their -names, occupations and Pther necessary information with the . United States marshal. This done, they will receive permit to reside and do business in the local restricted areas. They will be barred from leav ing the territory, or from traveling among the islands, unless they have special permission from the president, t as veil at a special traveling permit Issued by the marshal with the ap- ' proval of the U. S. attorney. It is not known how" many aliens of Austria and the other countries are now employed in local government o . -work, but in the case of a diplomatic break or declaration oi war, they will hare to give up these jobs, It is pre sumed, in accordance with a proclama tion issued recently by the president - In the opinion of federal officials, few, - if any, alien Germans are now em ployed in government work, -and if any are employed, it is being done by special authority from Washington. WOAITES DENY AGREEING TO PAY , That the road committee of the Ma- , hoa Improvement Club did not agree to the partial payment of 117,000 to F. R. Ritchie by the. supervisors, Jpr construction. work on the Manoa road It ;the. statement of : members of the committee, The payment was made -orer' our .protest and' not by any agreement which we reached with the supervisors, ; one of the committee men declared this morning. , It Is explained that' the committee , was willing the contractor be paid $15,000 and the balance of the claim of approximately $5000 be held up un til complaints over the work had been . adjusted. ." Vv.-:.V" . ., ;: V A joint meeting of the Mano road ' committee and the supervisor is to be held Saturday at which the pro test over the construction work is to be considered. . , -. . SEEK INDORSEMENT, OF BUSINESS MEN TO "DRY" " : PETITIONS TO CONGRESS - N effort is being made by the Anti-Saloon League of Hawaii according to George P. Castle, to secure a large number of signatures to the petitions of congress asking for prohibition for , this territory but the efforts of the canvassers for signatures is belngdl reeled along the line of securing the names of men prominent In local busi ness, religious,; educational and char itable circles. ? v' ,- . U. ' The task of getting the signatures of voters only would be entirely, too large," said Mr. Castle this morning, "and so we are directing our canvass ers to seek out only the prominent men In the four circles outlined asr believe that petitions signed by these men, representative of the best la the community, will have more weight in Washington." The canvas for signa tures will' probably close this week and the petitions will be forwarded to congress some time next week. . ' The ueen s ? Illustrated Extraveopies of the Star Bulletin pages are now ready carrying the illus trated account of the events connected with the death and funeral, of the late 1 : QUEEN LIL1U0KALANI. This with copies of the Bonus Edition of Nov. 24 are sold at ten cents a copy. place your orders at the Star-Bulletin 125 Merchant St. Phone 4911; ; RITCHIE $17,000 RODIEK-SCHROEDER PLEA IS GUILTY TO A TECHNICAL VIOLATION ONLY (Continued from page 1) on its merits, without any disposition to gtick'' the pair. Assured that Mr. Preston did r.ot in tend to press the case if ho were cor.- ) vinced that no wrcng-dolnR had been intended and that the violation of the act was not serious, Hans were set afoot at ono to place before Mr. Pres ton eery crap of evidence that could be secured by the defense. It is stated that District Attorney Huber cooperated in Hawaii with what the San Francisco prosecutor was do in. Part of the work consisted in collecting all the books and papers here and in Hilo bearing on the deal ings of Hackfeld & Co. with the Mav erick and sending them to San Fran Cisco. KlebaHn Summoned as Witness It was at this point that the govern ment subpoenaed F. W. Klehahn, manager of the shipping department or Hackfeld &. Co.. as a government witness. His departure for San Fran cisco with the books and documents showing the Maverick transactions was part of the results of the effort to show Mr. Preston that neither the defendants nor Hackteld & Co. had connived at a violation of the neutral ity law. With these books and documents before him. it is stated that District Attorney Preston was able to confirm the statements made on behalf of the defendants. His acceptance of the plea of guilty to the technical violation of law followed. Fine May Be Imposed. While nothing is known here as to what sentence will be meted out to the defendants, one report which received credence today is that they will be fined, but that no prison sentence is likely to be given. The statement to the court was made through their attorneys, Sulli van & Roche. It is as follows in full: "While constrained under the exist ing extraordinary conditions to the en try of a plea of guilty in behalf of the defendants, George Rodick and H. A. Schroeder, of a violation of one of the neutrality laws of the United States, it is but fair not only to the American citizens of the Hawaiian islands, among whom they have lived and la bored so long, but to themselves as well, that the circumstances which prompt such action on their part be stated. "So far as these two defendants are concerned, the matters charged in the Indictment occurred long prior to any state of actual or declared war be tween the United States and Germany, and during a time when a bitter and relentless war was being waged be tween Great Britain and Germany. "The transactions, because of which , these two defendants found them selves involved in this indictment, which consisted exclusively in arrang tng fof the'f urnfshrnfl of" Provisions and money to the eteamer 'Maverick' while at Hllo and the transmission to her master of sailing orders previous fy communicated to them, took place during the months of April and May, 1915,i and were regarded by them its .purely commercial In character, involving-no breach of any obligation due from either of them to the gov ernment of the United States. V "Neither, of these two defendants! at thetlme these transactions occur red was cognizant of the fact that In participating therein he was violating any law of the United States. V Twenty-seven ; years ago Mr. ' -:-.', .'' A Charles VWyman Chun, a Hawaiian born Chinese, now living in Yeung K wan,! China, has written a letter to the .mayor; of Honolulu, ; offering his services in: any capacity in which he can best serve the' United States white abroad. The letter, in part, reads: "I enclose my registration card by which I offer to enroll in any branch ot service for which I am acceptable, and which. In ydur opinion, will be ot most help to our country during the period of the world's war. I shall be pleased to obtain your guidance as regards to what I can do for Hawaii NeL and how I can best serve our country." Mayor Fern referred the letter to Captain F. J. Green, head of the drsft board. CLUETT HOUSE WILL v OPEN DOORS DEC. 10 The Cluett House, Emma Square, which Vas been such a factor in the home life of so many self-supporting young women, wilf be thrown open to Its friends and the general public on Monday, December 10, from 3 to p. m. .The young women will show their visitors the extensive improvements and alterations that have Just been completed and which have been made possible by friends in these islands, about $3000 hiving been expended for this purpose. The reception committee will in clude Mrs. H. B. Restarick. Mrs. B. L. Marx, Mrs. H. M. von Holt, Miss Marie von Holt end Miss Evelyn Drummond. - The date for the housewarmlng has been set earlier than at first Intend ed owing to the departure of Miss von Holt-for the coast on Tuesday next Miss von Holt having expressed the wish to assist Mrs. Perry's Ko rean work before leaving. Miss Drum mond will have on exhibition on the veranda a few gifts sent from friends In the East in aid of the Korean mis sion. DR ; H0BDY TOJALK FOOD SAVING TONIGHT "Food Conservation is ihe topic of i four-minute ' addresses which will be , delivered this evening at the Bijou and Liberty thesters-SDn W. a ' CHINESE OFFERS SERVICE TO 0. S. George Rodiek went to the Hawaiian inlands and later became ?.n American citizen, married an American and rose to prominence ia commercial life in i lonolulu. "The residential head of Hackfeld & Company has always acted as the lo cal German consul. Wften. in Septem ber. IMS. George Rodiek became the local managing directer of Hackfeld A: Company, he incidentally became tne resident German consul at Honolulu, receiving nis exequatur from the gov ernment of the I'nited States. It is and has been customary for American citizens, native-born and naturalized, to act as consular representative with in the I'nited States of foreign govern ments, and the incumbency of fuch of fice involves no surrender pf the obli gations resting upon them as Ameri can citizens. "immediately upon the outbreak or the European war. in August, 1914, Mr. Rodiek. becoming apprehensive that duties as consular representative ot the German government might conflict with the duties" of American citizen ship, sought the advice of counsel, tha most prominent American lawyers in Honolulu, and was by them informed that the retention of hit office as Ger man consul was not inconsistent with his duties as consular representative of in violation of the President's procla mation of neutrality. "After receiving this advice, Mr. Rodiek continued to act as consular representative of Germany until dip lomatic relations between Germany and the United States were severed. The orfice of consul is mainly a com mercial agency and it was in the ca pacity of commercial representative alone that the defendants, Rodiek and Schroeder, gave attention to the mat ters referred to. If in any aspect these transactions could be regarded as vio lation of any of the neutrality laws of the United States; their participating herein was without guilty knowledge or intent. "While pleading guilty to a violation of one of the neutrality laws of the country, and thus, as to himself, bring ing this trial to a conclusion, the de fendant, Rodiek, does not concede any disloyalty to this country or lack of devotion to its institutions. "HIb patriotism and loyalty are evi denced by the purchase of Liberty Bonds to the extent of about three quarters of a million dollars made by himself personally and by his firm, H. Hackfeld & Co., and its affiliated concerns, and by his personal1, gen erous and continuous contributions to the American Red Cross, which facts are well known to the officials and citizens of Hawaii. "No charge of any kind is made against either of these two defendants involving any transaction occurring subsequently to the declaration of war between the United States and Ger many, or, in fact, subsequent to the monfh of June, 1915. "While consenting, under the exist ing circumstances, to the entry of a pjea of guilty, these two defendants are convinced that the testimony here after to be produced during the pres ent trial will demonstrate that their participation in any of the transac tions shown was without knowledge that such act would violate any law of the United States of America. "Furthermore, they intend by their future conduct and future residence in their Hawaiian home to confirm the respect and confidence of their neigh bors and their right to fellowship with American citizens." ' 1? (Continued from page 1) petitioner Is, therefore, entitled to be regarded as a citizen of the United States the same as all other citizens of the Republic of Hawaii, whether they were born in the islands or were not" In conclusion, the decision says:" "It appears that up to the 29th Of May, 1913, petitioner was claiming American citizenship in such manner that no presumption could be indulg ed against him by reason of being in China. Certainly the time he was in China prior to May 29, 1913, should not be counted as a part of the five years' residence necessary to raise 'the presumption against him that he in tended to expatriate himself. ' "I do not believe the law author izes the deprivation of an Amer,-' lean citizen of his citizenship, even though he may fail to com ply with the regulations of the state department when it appears that when he was in a foreign country he was claiming to be an American citizen and had no inten tion of expatriating himself." It is also held that the petitioner, as a "naturalized citizen," could not have come to the United States "from a foreign state" as he became a nat uralized American when Hawaii was annexed to the United States. JAPANESE SECRETARY TALKSTO "Y" STAFF Dr. K. Kato, national secretary for Japanese students who are being edu cated in the United States, talked to the dtaff of the Y. M. C. A. this morn ing. He said that he was interested in seeing that the young Japanese at tending the various schools are given the best that Is found in American home life. Dr. Kato recently spent three months in Japan making a study of conditions in the schools there. He win leave Honolulu the last of the month for the mainland where he will visit all the universities and coegos where Japanese are in attendance. - -- - i Hobdy under the auspices of the Four Minute Men of Hawaii, of which Royal D. Mead is chairman. The speaker last night was District Attorney S. C. Hubert: .Wallace R. Farrlngton speaks tomorrow evenip HESECAN! ENTER ISLANDS SHE WANTS A Ho Formal Charge Yet Made Against Shooting Suspect Despite the fact that more than 1Ki hours have elapsed since he was first arrested by Motorcycle Office Size more "somewhere between the scene cf the shooting and Fort Shatter," no formal charge has yet been placei against David C. Buick. held in con nection with the shooting of W. O. Ito, late Saturday night. The territor ial law on such case3. holding a man under investigation, orginally provid ed that a prisoner could not be held over 48 hours before being brought before the magistrate on a specific charge, but the amendment to this law declares that he cannot be held more than 48 hours without being charged, "unless it is contrary to the cause of Justice." This latter clause gives the police authorities a wide range to operate in. as they can hold a prison er indefinitely without lodging a specific complaint against him. When the chief of detectives was asked by a Star-Bulletin representa tive if he might see Buick. he refus ed to grant such permission. No one but the attorney has been allowed to talk to the prisoner, and even notes from close friends have been turned back at the police desk. Buick is being held absolutely "in communicado." Friends caugtit a glimpse of Buick Tuesday when he was taken out in the detective bureau's machine for further investigation. He was accom panied by Chief Arthur McDuffie and Sergeant John Kellett. Buick did not appear haggard or under a severe strain as one might imagine after be ing locked up for so long. He smiled and nodded his head as he got into the machine and was whisked away. The Queen's hospital reports this morning that the condition of Ito is the same. Although his condition ii serious, it is possible that he may steadily improve. It Is reported that his lower extremities are paralyzed. Attorney William Carden, who will represent Buick, stated that his case would be based on mistaken identity. Neither Attorney Carden or the police will say whether or not Buick has made a statement. TRUSTEES MEET DEC. 20 TO ACT ON RESIGNATION Consideration of the resignation of Werner Roehl as superintendent o the Queen's hospital will he taken up at a regular meeting ot the trustees of the corporation to be held Decem ber 20. It is reported that the resig nation will be accepted aa Mr. Roehl is said to have requested that tIs action be taken. Thus far Uie trustees have taken no action regarding the appointment of Mr. Roehl's successor. Frederick An derson, former superintendent of Le ah! Home, and now. superintendent of the Boys' Industrial School, and Dr. A. N. Sinclair, are said to be in line for the position. WAR INSURANCE BUREAU OPEN AT HEADQUARTERS Lieutenant Archie W. Brown, 25th Infantry, and Lieutenant Edgar An derson, 2d Infantry, both graduates of the recent training camp at Scho field Barracks, were today ordered to report at department headquarters for duty ia connection with war in surance work. Lieutenant Brown will be in charge of the office and will bo assisted by Lieutenant Anderson. The work will begin immediately. One of these beautiful, new. trimmed bats Just Imported from the East by jerrs Fasnion Co., will be at once a pleasing and practical Christmas srtrt. Moderately priced. Adv. HELP WANTED. Wanted Cash Boys. B. F. Ehlers & Co. 6961 1t Saleswoman for holiday season, at least one with some experience pre ferred. Apply at once. Honolulu Photo Supply Co. 6961 2t FOR SALE. MISCELLANEOUS. CORRUGATED IRON AND NAIL ft The City Mill Company. Ltd., has Just received a large shipment of 24 and 26 gauge corrugated Iron roofing, from 6 to 10 feet lengths, and gal vanized nails which we are selling at the lowest market prices. 6961 tf " LOST. Tortoise shell spectacles, colored lense, near Benson, Smith & Co. Return to Star-Bulletin. Reward. 6961 2t FOUND. Inner tube, between Puuloa and Pearl Harbor. Also bunch of keys. Apply Station Agent, Puuloa. 6961 3t Wilson says: "Every man is the architect of his own fortunes." Are you found ing yours on the bedrock of up-to-date merchandising? If you are. you already recog nize the value of our adver tising columns to your success. NEW HAT AND BY-PRODUCTS OF ! IN FINAL MEET The thirty-seventh annual meeting 1 of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters" As ; sociation closed yesterday afternoon; ! lour reports being given considers-, tion throughout the final session, i The subjects were as follows: "Sugar Machinery." "Sugar Manufacture. ' ' "By-Products of Sugar." and ' Labor ; Saving Devices." j The report on by-products of sugar ', brought forth the fact that Olaa plantation has given the subject of manufacturing paper from bagasse serious consideration and experimen tation while the Maul Agricultural Company has been looking into the manufacture of alcohol from molasses. C. F. Eckart. manager of Olaa planta tion, is now on his way home from Boston to report on the experiments conducted in the East on the manu facture of paper from bagasse. Most of the plantation managers who attended the session will remain in the city until Saturday when they will return to their respective sta tions on the other islands. RUSS GOOD ENTERTAINERS BUT CAN'T BEAT HAWAII In a letter to a local friend. F. J. Maguire, secretary to H. J. Dreher, manager of the Russian branches of the National City Bank of New York City, writes from Moscow that he has found the Russian people both genial and lovable. Mr. Maguire passed through Honolulu earlier In the year on his way to Russia with Mr. Dreher to establish branches of the National City Bank in Russia. Two branches have been establish ed, one in Petrograd and the other in Moscow. The reason for this move on the part of the National City Bank was on account of the fact that the New York institution had acquired the business of handling Russian se curities in America. Five bankers be longing to the National City Bank which included Messrs. Dreher and Maguire were entertained by Hono lulu friends during their short stay here on their way to Russia, and ea'ch has added a note to the tetter from Maguire to the effect that though Rus sians are excellent entertainers they will never forget the "good time" given the party in Honolulu. 1.72 INCHES OF RAIN FALLS IN NUUANU VALLEY Yesterday's rainfall, recorded at 5 p. m., showed 1.72 inches for Nuuanu Valley for the last 24 hours. Reser-J voir No. 4 has 22 feet of water this morning, with 17 feet, 9 Inches of wa-' ter in No. 1, Reservoir Nos. 2 and 3 are still empty. The refilling of No. 3 will begin tonight j Sewer work on the Kallhl contract is progressing well. Superintendent ' Kirchhoff reports. Contract specifi cations call for completion of this, work in March. j Nothing new in the way of sewer or ; water Installation will be started be-! fore next year, after the city budget for 1918 has been made vp. ART EXHIBITION Tbere will be an exhibition of medals, medallions and photographs of sculpture by Roger Noble Burnham, and paintings by Juliet May Frasier. at the University Club, December 7 to 20, open to the public from 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m, and 7:30 to 10 p. m. Hotel street entrance. Adv. NOTICE. The whist party advertised by Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge for this even-! J ing is postponed indefinitely. 6961 It SUGAR D CUSSED Articles for the Soldier or Sailor somewhere America, the j Their wants are few, for the sents drug store articles that Soap Boxea Adhesive Tape Stationery Wash Cloths Corn Remedies Tooth Brushes Toilet Soap Tooth Paste Playing Cards Pineapple Glace Shaving Soap Khaki Roll Ups Pocket Combs Khaki Sewing Cases Hair Brushes LORD BALTIMORE PORTFOLIO The soldiers' stationery. Contains 24 linen envelopes and a 50-sheet linen tab let, all in a heavy paper portfolio. Price 40c. Metal Military Mirrors, in Khaki Cases, BENSON, Fort and Hotel Streets i ; WS STORE EVERYTHING JAMES H. LOVE Serve at the every FrkO4rkm'c I 1 I CCUUni d LAfdl THE STUDENTS OF THE COLLEGE OP fiAWALT will give a Special Performance of "THE GLORY OF THEIR YEARS" A Comedy in Three Acts by JOHN REDHEAD FROOME, JR., Winner of McDowell Fellowship at Harvard University Monday, Dec. 10th, at Laniakea v The entire net proceeds will be devoted to 4 THE RED CROSS Tickets, 1.00 May be obtained at the desk. Red Cross Rooms; Laniakea, or the College of Hawaii James E. Dillon, Brooklyn borough inspector, was appointed chief in- spector of the New York police de- partment. Special Values in Crepe de Chine and Georgette Shirt Values up to $7.50 in white, ors. Priced for two days only at $5.00 each. Sale begins Friday morning. Lily of Comets We ha-e secured the agency for this high grade corset. , The 1918 Spring styles are now being shown in our'de- partment on the second floor. Hotel St., in France, Pacific ocean life is rough and room is very the boys like, can use and have CollapsibhjrCups Sponges Razors and Blades Razor Strops Pocket Knives f REX Fountain cap, $2.00. Ingersoll how time in SMITH & CO., LTD. SERVI0E SVERY SECOND CITY TRANSFER COMPANY ' PHONE 121. table and eat crumb Graham Bread Phone 1431 or your roc,r ?n your order for difinite delivery. Owners of Atlantic coast ships con? ferred with the Shipping Board la Washington in regard to chartering , rates. -J pink, yellow and pastel col t. '! ' - i : it-: France near Fort limited. The list here repre room for. Lather Brushes Talcum Amber Glasses Flash Lights ALL COMBINATION pen and pencil with safety Radiolite AVrist Watches, the dark, $4.25. Price, 6Sc to $1.25 The REXALL Store WMstm y - -J -, r ( v 4 'i