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BREDIGTION IN. WASHINGTON GOVERNOR PINKHAM W1L BE REAPPOINfES)
NEXT KAILS From San Francisco Friday, Eec. 14. - For 8an Francisco Thursday, Dec. 13. Evening Bulletin, Est. IS 82, No. 6966. Hawaiian Star, Vol. XXV, No. 8007. 14 PAGES -HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, WEDNESDAY. DE( 'EMBER 12,017. -14 PAGES PRICE FIVE'CENTS RUSHES THE DOUSP I OF WAR MANUFACTURE WW Edition I MEN ROGRAM r KUHIO TO ASK CONGRESSIONAL PROBE OF Reiterates His Intention of Fixing Responsibility for Failure; to Be Called Out Declares He Made Vigorous Fight for; Active Service and Intimates That Someone in Washington j May Have Had a Hand in Fiasco ! When Delegate Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole returns to Wash ington early in 1918, he proposes to introduce in congress a resolution, to ascertain just who was responsible for the non mobilization of the Hawaii National Guard. In a statement given the Star-Bulletin today, Delegate Kuhio -emphatically denies that he took any part in the propaganda to prevent the calling; out of the local guard at the time the militiamen on the mainland were mobilized. In this connec tion he points out the several fights he made before the secre tary of war and before Brig.-Gen. William A. Mann, chief of the militia bureau, war department, to have the Hawaii guard mobilized. When It was finally announced that militiamen throughout the United Statethad been mobilized, the dele gate wlares It was a surprise to mm when he found that the guard In Ha waii had not also been called out He says he endeavored to ascertain the reason for this, but could get no definite Information at that time as the war and .other departments were unusually busy. Consequently, ha added, he never found out who it was . that prevailed upon the officials to re . fraln. from mobilizing the Hawaiian j- "But Tani going to endeavor to find out-as soon as I retmn to Washing ton, which will be as soon after tbe queen's win litigation will permit me to Jeave Honolulu." he said this morn, Cing. 1 have not -the slightest Idea '-who la' responsible, but I have been 'told on good authority that It is some one in Washington. .Whether this per--son Is the agent of local bodies or not ' I cannot lBay. ; But I Intend to. Intro vduce resolution in cbngress by which I xpect to get at the bottom of this natter."-" ; .-, ... - rieferrtlug tolhdvelorVltaTETe!rtT ftf the-clrfcumstances surrounding, the : .nonmobiHzatlonVbf the gnard; as pub llshed 'in ' yesterday's fctar-Bttlletin. Delegate ICuMo says that, as far as he -ca . remember, -rthere mat no corre apoftdence between the' governor and himself vonv this subject The non- mobilization of the guard, ; he addsJ ' a ' i , l- Via Vi an A m anil I "without his knowledges .' i The only correspondence braving any ' bearing at all on the subject," says. the delegate, was a cablegram, and' sub sequent letter, which was sent to him at Washington by the territorial food : commission. . The cablegram, says the delegate. urged' him that he take action toward havinrhe ? strength of the national uarI ... jt down, the reasons being the , pecvur locar labor, agriculture anu food production conditions. " The dele gate does not recall distinctly whether the cablegram and letter were signed . by A. I Castle as executive officer of tlie commission, or by the commission is an organization. Upon t;he receipt of the cablegram, the delegate conferred wfch the secre . tary of war and with Brlg.-Gen. Mann , and explained to them the wishes of the food commission. V Neither communication, declares the delegate,' made ariV reference to his ; -' urging the nonmobllization of the Ha ' walian guard. '-; - All I did at that time," the dele gate continues. -wstoBtTeuU- : the'fc..agth c -a ' ruanerai Maw, . ml I leu nh - vituicnu ivinit t "- r -- eason whr the'Ctrengtlf of the guard should not be reductay ana expTessea the opinion that this should be dona At that ttoa, however, he had had no -word rom "Governor Ilpkham relative ' to thesam matter. ' -.Funny Lot. of 'People v v-cto theyfoUowlng day he telephoned I to toe. I went to his orflce and he told me that the Hawaiian guard would be cut down to the strength, desired. We ' had iomo conversation then, and Gen- eral Ianh remarked that4 we were a : : funny lot it people down here. in what way V I asked him. 7 - 'Because aU the people are urg ing, that the guard be not called out "Won account of the food and labor situ V at!cm: he -replied In effect , -7" " "Whom are these people you re fer tor I asked. Representatlves of the people who are now 111 Washington, he re jilledtr; IX saw the secretary of war :"and told hlnv of - the request of ths food commission. He asked me to write him; a letter on the subject. ' "All thla time I had been urging the -mobiliratkra- of the Hawaiian guard. Of course I knew that If the guard was called 'out, U would mean the placing of . about 10,000 men under arms and in the.tederal service." v r Wheff Delegate Kuhio was Informed of the 'movement' against the mobili taUoii of JheJ nafd, lie says, he was 'of the bphaioa: tbat It was apparently because of" the, fact jhat calling tbe - ypftf ViTit "nn tx&A Twa NON-MOBILIZATION CASTLE SHOWS DISPARITY IN DATES BUT DECLINES TO GET INTO CONTROVERSY -f "I do not intnd to get into any controversy with Governor 4- Plnkham over the national 4- guard non-mobilization months -f 4- ago," said A. h. Castle today up- 4 on his return from Kauai. 'The' 4- facts which can be substantiated 4 4 by Investigation are; that the 4 4 food commission never at any 4 4-' time took action adverse to the 4-1 4- guard Interests or against what 4 4- the Hawaiian department, believ- 4 4- ed to be military policy. It is al- 4 4 bo a fact which can be substan- 4 4' tiated that on : May 22 General 4 4- Mann cabled Adjutant General 4 4 Johnson that toe guard would 4 4- not be f mobilized. Since my let- 4 4 ter to Delegate Kuhio was dated 4-4- May 16 it is apparent thUt this 4 4-letter could not have reached 4 therefore could: Ihavehad hp f '-beart&f "on ;lheinonnohlllzation..4 or the. guard7 r"''"'! r' -fV.;f ; vv;V''ii;k v -: -. .4- 4-4- 4-4444.4 fVft Mr. and Mrs.H. Romanorf are aboard a Japanese steamer which is In port1 today from : the Orient, but if Princess v Tatiana Romanoff, second daughterof the denosed Czar Jot Rub slas. Js' a passenger she is traveling' witn in other Russian ana roianu war refugees in the steerage and is Incognito..-' X The Romanott coupfe are not tbe ex-J Czar'and Czarina, but Mrs. Romanoff, the one who is In Honolulu today, 1? a famous Russian prima donna. It is perhaps the presence of their names in the passenger list which gave rise in, local police circles. to the report that the deposed cza: was Um. aboard, , ; because a purported -vwiyiwwa j Ship's officers and passenjgejii -1 f . lntely denied tha any tanwleaB JMtu' L'. was known in the Orient and consid ered it a joke when asked if she was aboard. ; It took the serious assurance of customa and immigration men. po lice and newspapermen to make them believe the' rumprthad a semi-official foundation. Shortly after the story of the prin cess' escape was published in all ths coast' newspapers and" the statement made that she was to come t" the United States and work in the inter ests of the Russian Red Cross it be came generally accepted that the re port was a canard. CAModafid Prass by U. S, "SvttX Wlrel.) CHICAGO, 111- Dec. 12. President Ban Johnson of theTmerican League, whose leaders are In session here to day, told . newspapermen that the league will continue playing neit year. Nothlnj will be don? by the ieag'ie to discourage enllst::ent " of its players, he said.. The usual schedule will be retained, but the salaries ci the players may have to be cut in or der, that the clubs may come out even m th Baaswn.1 . . v..-. taasii POLICE GOiiilO . -V. - - ,. ' BASEBALL WILL BE HIT BY WAR Senate Probe Reveals Vast War Program Army and Wavy Departments! Getting Material Promptly; . no snoriage ADroau; nai roads Cooperate With Na tion, Wilson Assured (Associated Press by U. 8. Kivl Wir.less.) luAcuiunrAM r r. nee. 12. Outlines of the tremendous war pro cram on which the nation is already far advanced was given today during the course of the senate military af fairs committee's investigations of war department activities. . Gen. William Crozier, chief of the ordnance bureau, toid the committee that his bureau is compressing into one year the program which normally would cover five years. He said that manufacturers of ordnance are unwtl- ling to anticipate congress m mvoiv anticipate congress m nvolv mae ves '" great manufaetur ina tnem Ing contracts for which funds are not yet available, but said that by summer everything needful will have been provided the American armies. He also declared that the army abroad is . .J W.i Um not snon or frm m n , ...o. situation m tne un.tea owtcs . .... proving. ' Another phase of the activity in; carrying out the great war program) came today when the navy department I issued orders to its bureaus that the requisitions and requests of Admiral, Sims for supplies for the American j fleet abroad should be filled on the day they are received, unless there are j insurmountable obstacles to this. j The war department has issued a j similar ortfer. concerning the requests of Gen Pershing. . - I Senator - Chamberlain, chairman ofj'inen ne; uegan ms grueoine v.uin. m tha committee. emDhastaec' that the Investigation is for constructive pur poses. Thf, railroads of the country are rfAelarin tfeeir atajinh-suDDort to, thai o trt nnirp th' traffic nroblems. i a t rafiiHi hnnierreat sbishine blows evidently having hedged Its cooperation with ires!3ent fr . -.f. wMrtmf Thfl' wkyntnanf recommends that there' be appointed a federal director-general, to coordinate the rail traffic of the entire country, to handle the-priority shipments and to avoid conflicting or ders and congestion of traffic. ... Representatives of the railroad brotherhoods will confer with tha pre sidtent ,tomorrow. : It is understood that they will oppose the plan of gov ernment control. GIRL IS KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY SPEEDING AUTO Struca by an automobile which wit nesses say was traveling at a high rate of speed, Leiinomi Kekaha, aged 5 years, of A.uld lane, died - a short time later at the emergency hospital. Her skull was fractured and she suf fered internal injuries. Charles -Hubert, who runs an automobile stand on.Iwilei road, was driving the caK - n'aD'-' d with manslaugh- , 1- rrnf out into the r ii mi .u,,,, rQ. L-n(vVi1 riAVH by tha heavy machine. Marks on the street indicate that Hubert's car skidded a distance of 50 feet, after the child was struck and the hrakss applied. The little girl was rushed to the emergency hospital. Inspector Bob Lillis and Motorcy cle Officer Sam FerreSra Investigated tbe accident and Lillis tested the brakes on Hubert's car. The car was driven down King street at the rate of 25 miles an hour, when Lillis ap plied the emergency and foot brakes. Hubert's car skidded 37 feet. 8 inches before it came to a' stop. Computing on -these figures, the police place the sped at which Hubert was travelinq when the accident occurred at over 3!) miles an hqur. - -- LAST CHRISTMAS MAIL TO U. S. CLOSES TONIGHT Take your final Cr.ristmas let ters and parrels for the mainland 4- to the postoffice now. The postoffice will remain 4- open until 10 p. m. Wednesday 4- to receive all classes of mail in- 4 freight and passenger coast wi. r-! candidate. 4- eluding registered but' the earl- strictions'on all -foreign vesse s rall-j The ljoard of examiners consists ot 4- ier you mail yours the better. ing at Honolulu as a result of a niet- j Capr. louis D. Pepin, in charge ai mili- 4- It is the last chance for certain 4-j ing of that organization held this after-i tia affairs: Capt. John Smith and 4- Christmas deliveries. The mail 4iuoon. The subject was brought u, injcapt. r:dvard F. Wksellf inspector in-4- leaves early Thursday. i: rexjuest for indorsemenf of a lettor j stnic-tor of the national guard. The 4- D..H. -Mac AD A.M. 4jfrcm the Hawaii Promotion Commit- j eamination is to be given to satisfy 4-.4-4 4- 4- . fr CHILD IS BRUTALLY MURDERED Japanese Takes Revenge on Father By Slaying 7 - Year - I X A mm A II AMaA I u:a; ATier Aimusi ueuaL-uat-. ing Him With Cane Knife: Mutilates Body: Now in Jail: Because he wanted revenee on his ( camn boss, anu tnoucnt it easier to: s murder the ooss .-ear nia rmm uuui , j to kill the father. Seaian Maida. a; Japanese lahorer, this morning attack- j ed the little Japanese boy who was ' playing around his kitchen and brutal-; ly murdered him. using a two-foot j ! cane knife. The lad's herd was near-, lv severed, his fingers were chopped j j from his hands and his body otherwise j terribly mutilated. Maida was arrested at his TioniP, ! in a laborers' camp near the Palamaj fir station, where tae murder took , admitted to the police that! , to hp j kied the jn or order to avenge himself for alleged wrongs by' the boy's father. Tsunoda. the boss. A, large crowd of Japanese had gathered about Maida's house, while the latter' calmly sat on his lanai, apparently! 1 awaitIng tne arrlva! of the police. ! After be5ng questioned by the detec-j tives, Maida was charged with first degree murder. j According to the police, Maida ad- mitted that he had killed the boy be-' rause it W1s easier to do so than1 t0 wi tne man. He ?aid the boy ( pestered him frequently and that annoyed him. He declared that early this morning the lad came into his, Maida's, kitchen, and that he ag- gravated him. Maida picked up the cane knife and killed the boy with one blow, nearly decapitating him. mutilating the body. Maida has lived in the territory fori twelve years, and has a wife and two children. - , Dccrjptjon ,cf.,,yYaupdS. ' The ' child was horribly muti iTatd, laving been wielded upon his slight form Not less than six separate wounds KMn him showed how terribly the heavy cane knife had taken toll upon (Continued on page 14) NEWS I ! I LATE ERITAIN SPETNDS NEARLY $35,000,000 DAILY LONDON, Eng., Dec. 12. In introducing today a vote for new credit3 In the house of commons, Bonar Law said that the average daily expen diture by the British government is 6,794,000. QUAKE FELT IN IDAHO; NO DAMAGE DONE, IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Dec. 12. Distinct earthquake tremors were felt here today but no damage was done . SENATORS NAMED TO INVESTIGATE SUGAR, COAL WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 12. The senate subcommittee which will investigate the sugar and coai shortage situation was named today. It consists of Senators Vardaman of Mississippi, Reed of Missouri. Jones of New Mexico, Lodge of Massachusetts and Kenyon of Iowa. The commit tee wi!l first investigate the coal situation. ASLE-EOCIED ALIEN ALLIES MUST FIGHT MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 12. The government has prohibited the employment in civil occupations of subjects of allied countries who are ol military age. ENLISTMENTS AFTER SATURDAY DIFFICULT WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 12,-Itwas announced at the war. department today that men for the. Craft wiilnotbe allowed o enlist in the army, thus escaping the draffT TThWss it is improbable the will be drawn. Enlistments "yesterday totaled 9400 FEW RtSfftTCTIONo ON WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 12. The war proclamation specifies that only dangerqus Austro-Hnngarians shall be interned. Most of the restric tions upon Germans will not be applied fo Austrians. and there are no pres ent plans for general registration. The government does not plan to re strict their travel within the United States. $12,600 RAISED SO FAR BY THE Y. W. C. A. At noon today Mrs. Walter F. Frear. president of the Y. W. C. A., an nounced that $12,623 had been contributed to the campaign fund which will be raised to carry out the plans of the association. Of this amount $9,98.) was collected since yesterday noon. At lunch at the association today it was announced that one Honolulu family had given one Y. W. C. A. hut with furnishings to the association. The hut will be erected in France at ? cost of $2, Oof). NEW FREIGHT RATES ON SUGAR IN EFFECT DEC. 15. New freight rates on sugar shipments to Hawaii and California and the Eastern coast by the national shipping beard will go int.; effect on Decem ber 15, according to a cablegram received today by Castle & Cooke, the Honolulu Matson agents. A definite ri.ite for the starting of the new rates was set by the shipping board after E D. Tennedy wired the Matson. office "in San Francisco asking that the shipping board do so. SEEK REMOVAL OF SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS , Gecrge McK. McClellan, Wa.'iin tort represf r.tatir of thn 'Hnolulvs j Chamber of Commerce, is to he in- I strutted to work for the removal f j tee setting forth shipping conditions 1 hera Lane Too BusvPSRCHY and civil war in Russia; t k, rw, ! BOLSHEVIKI DISPERSE HIGH COURTS IU1U IWW Ull Governorship indications in Washington Are 1 That pjnkham Will Get Second Term Special Star-BuUettn CaWel WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 12. Nothing what ever is doing at this time in the matter of a reap pointment for Governor Pinkham, whose term ex pired Thanksgiving day, or for the naming of a suc cessor. Secretary Lane of the interior department says he is so busy he has not had time to give the subject at tention and may not be able to take it up for some time. The best prediction in of ficial circles indicates that Pinkham will be reap pointed. C. S. ALBERT. Montana In Winter (Associated Presi Dy o. 9. Ksral Wireless.) MELKXA. Mont.. Dec. 12. Montana i- . .... i coupled with an unusually severe blizzard. The thermometer here is degrees below zero and the blizzard continues unabated. states of Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and both Carolinas are experiencing ' an unusually heavy fa'l of snow. AT A GLANC Ttiirerj' e,- TRAvtL WITH AUSTRIANS EXAMINE CANDIDATES FOR TRAINING CAMP MONDAY Monday instead of Friday has been st by those in charge of application for the next training camp at Schn- f.o'.d Harracks for the examination ol j tiu board that applicants are mentally yqualified to enter the camp.' Crin m m m Armistice Negotiations Unfinished and Talk of Further War Against Germany is Again Heard (Associated Press by U. S. Naval Wireless) LOXPOX, England. Pee. 12. Civil war and anarchy are sweepinir widely over Kussia. according to reports today. The Cossacks and the Jiol.-heviki are reported engaged in bloody lighting at Mohilcv, the Russian general headquarters, and the news conies that the Bolsheviki have been defeated and the Cossacks arc gaining strength. PETKOGRAD, Russia. Dec. 12. Premier Trotzky, heacfing the Bolsheviki-Socialist cabinet now nominally in control of the Russian government, has issued a proclamation decreeing the dismissal of all Russian ambassadors and their stall's abroad, because they have refused to renounce the Kerensky govern ment. The liolsheviki have dispersed the highest courts and under their orders judges who object to the summary treatment are arrested. I he peasants are taking charge of the government by districts. Soldiers, peasants and workmen in each district are to name a president and six jurors', the latter of whom serve only one week. A number of advocates or' at torneys have just concluded a convention which decided to ig nore the plan for justice set up by the Bolsheviki. Thirteen commissioners, to represent the Bolsheviki on all kfronts, have started for the 'Brest-Litovsk line to rPlHSW the armistice negotiations. 1 lu 'u . J meeting t6 dlSCUSS the Situation :ion and it was tentatively agreed that Russia will fight-to a finish unless terms of peace which are considered honorable are accepted by the Teutons. COPEXI r AGEN, Denmark, p00 12 A semi-official Rus sian despatch says that a large number of Russian troops are demobilizing. AUSTR0-GERMAN MOVES ON ITALIAN FRONT ARE IMPEDED BY SNOWFALL ' AcoeUted Prew by t. S. WIm1sj FRENCH ARMY HEADQUARTERS. Italian Front, Dec. 12. Little enemy activity was apparent today. Heavy snowfall impeded military movements. u CAPT. RICE TO STATES. Orders received at department head quarters this afternoon summon Capt. C. H. Rice, 1st inranirj. acuuHi Barracks, to tne maimana iur uuij Forms fcr leatieta containing reci- np for the use oPcorn and oats, to be distributed among housewives in the territory, are being forwarded to J. F. Child federal food administrator front yr'rjf jdtninistration in yi- mef " .t ting win oe aou. . , ; ; NEW YORK STOCK I MARKET TODAY I Satur-: Today. 3a. I . 2(' 2VB i S7?4 70 . . 93 84U . 1008 101! 4' . 5378 55 ! . 7858 80 . 51 52i8 . 45 45' 2 ! . C3 72' 4 . 11 11 j . 127' i 123 j ) 35 3634j . 30 321 2 ! . 53 50 ! . 27 26' 2 . 1334 14a . 121 122! 2 . 842-4 85?8. . 84''2 87'2i t I . 23 H 29!'2 ! . 51?8 53 . 65!2 65 . 431'2 43 ! . 21i 2M'n: Alaska Gold American Smelter . American S'jgar Rfg. American Tel. & Tel. Anaconda Copper . . Atchison Baldwin Loco Faltimore & Ohio . . r.-thlehem Steel . . . Calif. Petroleum . . . Canadian Pacific . . . C. M. & St. P. (St. P Colo. Fuel A Iron . . Crucible Steel Cuban Cane General Electric General Motors, New Great Northern Pfd 84 Inter. Harv., N. J. . Lehigh R. R New York Central Pennsylvania Ray Consol Reading Common . j Southern Pacific 73 404 129 106'4 82 75 794 41 132! 2 107" 85 77 77 Studebaker Texas Oil Union Pacific U. S. Steel Utah Western Union 78'A Westinghouse 352 Bid. tEx-dividend. tUnquoted- CONGRESSMAN IS FIRST TO SHOOT AT THE AUSTRIAN (AnsorUted Prw by tr. S. Hftval WlralMS.) ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS, North ern Front, Dec. 12. To Congressmaa George II. Tinkhara of Boston belongs the credit for firing the first America shot against Austria. Representative TInkham, who Is visiting on the Italian front, officiated at the firing of a 140 millimeter gua on the Lower Have line today. The Italians who were conducting the party, and who hid invited him to tire the gna, cheered ;as Tinkbamsentjkhe missile in' the direction olT an Austriaa I38iUon, - WITH HINDUS ON REVOLT IN INDIA ' (AscQdatM Trnn V. 8. Xrttl Wirelm ) SAN FRANCISCO, Cat Dec. 12 Hew Germany helped to finance the. abortive India revolt was told on the witness stand here this afternoon by William Wilms, a lumberman and a ' -: witness for the prosecution, f He test)- fied that -aron Kurt von' Reiswltz, acting consul-general at Chicago, had" borrowed $40,COO and sent it to Ma- nila ostensibly to buy antiques there. The prosecution charges that Hindu plotter got it. A memorandum by -. Wolf von Igel, German. agent, was In troduced showing that $5000 had been v paid to Dhirneda Nath Sarkar, one of the Hindu defendants. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 12. rSeverai reVelations as to the connec tion between the India conspiracy and the activities of the German govern ment have come out on the witness stand Jiere during the Hindu plot trial, rtolvipa-former Foreign Min--Wgfr tin5of Berlin. J AhZL nrrfh'nrrnf for the d ljr'i)artnCsl of Xratice, in testimony for message from Zimraermann to Wolf von Igel. German agent later arrested in the United States, advising future Hindu affairs be handled by a com mittee of Hindus. This committee, ac cording to Zimmermann's advice, was to include Chandra Kanta Chakia varty or Chakraberty and Dhlrenda Nath Sarkar. Loth of whom are de fendants in the present trial, and Ha ramba Lai Gupta, who figured in the Chicago cases. The conspirators are alleged to have held a meeting in San India. Lai Gupta is a'leed to have gone to Japan in 1915 and later to hve been expelled by the Japanese. Other testimony along the same line is bein introduced. Halifax Dead At least 1800 AsO!-latU Frew bT U. S. KaI Wirlt.l HALIFAX, X S., Dec. 12. The re- that thcr are 1800 fcnown deaths: ani" :'that fn;p 200 to 500 person! have 'been blinded by? the explosions and fire. . ' J'I - - ' I V . - i Two hundred children are known to ! have Been orphaned-- ; ' 4 - . Ji ' 1 ' The "relief ship Calvin Austin arriv ed today and is anchored ia the ha-, bor. . - ''.--. j'. ' ' 'The-wjeather is'-awUblyTnildet.