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From San Francisco
Saturday. Dec. 29.
For San Francisco
- Friday. Dec. 28.
Evening Bulletin. Eat. '1882, No.y69T8.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXV, No. 019.
10 PAGES -HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1017. 10 PAGES
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SI
Turn
TEACHERS
MUST BE
AMERICAN
Blanks PreDared for 1 2 German
Teachers in Public Schools
' Who Will Be Required to
snow Loyany vuiw
tive of Dismissal; No Middle
Course .
ProSeraanlsm or lukewarm Ameri
canism will not be tolerated In the
teaching faculty of the department or
public instruction. The department e
' jicts all it?eachers to express them
elves pos'Cly as regards their at
' rucMnr loval Americanism.
If there are teachers among the uu
or more in Hawaii who feel, because
;: vh nr nro-German ten
dencies, that they cannot be true to
then their services are not wanted.
i iKtra which have been sent out
by Henry v. ivinney, un"iv-
ot public instruction, to members or
the school commission, he points out
x that in Hawaira teacnms i.w
t, kthere are possibly a dosen teachers
whose nationality is given in the re
cords as -German." Mv
While the superintendent think
.rint rather than civ
lxenship, he has sugges ted that, by
meant of a aimple question blank, the
commission take steps to ascertain
- whether these teachers known as
"Germans" hav pro-German tenden
: clea. or whether they are remaining
r trne to American Institutions and
; - ideals, and willing to. teach loyal
upSSndent Kinney in hU letter
Ws on to say that, with the approval
, . 0f a majority of the commission,
wmend these question blank to the
12 -German- teachers,:a well as to
i any other teacheri whose absolute
, loyalty to the United SUtea mar be
' questioned."",. ; ; ' - " .
' - In this c,uestIottr blank he would
: point out,' among other things, that
. theprinEcttonPuWQ
achool is the prodacUon of , loyal
" ..iMfi .-Httsima: ana Ltnat -gooa
. American cltisenship ! Is more lmpor
i tant than scholarships. He would add
tnat the aeparwnni w. uw.
lion expect all Us teachert to express
themselves positively at regardsvthelr
willingness to teach loyal- American
Ism. And he would have these teach
ers answer the question "yes? orrno.
Xt tar aa I know." declared .Super
; intendent Kinney, "all " public , achool
""teachers In J Hawaii are loyal to Hhe
initpf- tes. it there are any, wnt
Lon 4'd like to know .who
thev ate. we ehottM stand ior now-
ie in our. schools that is not abso
lutely. Americans. This is the way I
feel, personally, and rmkure that the
, "members of the school commission
iel the tame way. v - ' ;
-We expect those who work for
American money to he absolutely true
to American Institutions and ideals,
and we should not tolerate ; anyone
who will not teach the children abso
lute Americanism. As far as I, know,
there are no Germans in our . public
schools."1 r v ; H V
Cars want Enemies
Expelleil From U. S.
Frederick Funston Post No. 94. Vet
erans of Foreign, Wars, has taken the
lead in what win be a country-wide
movement against" alien enefhles in
ii United States.
Veterans
of Foreign
'p . ThU Oahn ttosL through a commit !
. tee named tome time ago, has drawn
up and is ready to distribute a strong
ly worded resolution declaring that at
the end of the present war all known
any other persons that have been in
" terned or found guilty of giving any
assistance to any enemy from Ameri
can territory, should be expelled from
tories or'possessiona.
The resolution is directed as a pro
V test to the president against the har
'boring of any such enemies after the
war is 'over, and Isa directed also to
the senate and house of representa-
Uvea as a request s that suitable laws
be enacted to carry out the demands
of the "resolution. . - ; "
The committee of the local post
vwhlch P'ihe matter In charge is Ed
irar QTVmlth, chairman; Charles S.
Morrow, William Carleton and George
". O'Connor. - . . . . " . -
Copies of the resolution are to be
distributed to every post ot the Vet
erans of Foreign Wars. Speaking ot
the organization today, the commit
tee members call attention to the fact
that at the end of the war millions of
Americans will bey eligible to mem
bership In the Veterans of Foreign
Vars. - V;---:- ' .
The Star-Bulletin, will publish later
the' full text of the resolution.
SUGAR. .
SAN ' FRANCISCO, Cal, Dec 24.
Sugar: .5 deg. test, 6 cent. Previ
ous quotation, 5.82 cents. "... t . .
College of Hawaii
Teacher Under Fire
As Un-American Quits
Miss Heuer. College of Hawaii
teacher, who has been under the
fire of public sentiment because
of reports of ber un-Americanlsm,
today at noon handed her refiig-
nation to Dr. A. L. Dean, presi-
dent. In her letter of resigna-
tion. she states her action Is for
the "benefit of the College of Ha-
will to which I am sincerely at-
tached."
Miss Heuer's resignat'on was
prSmpted by the fact that her
affiliation with the college had
brought her under public disap-
proval In view of the reports of
her lukewarm loyalty. Dr. Deau
declared that judging from' his
talks with her. she felt that the
criticism was nnmerited.
Mist Heuer held a conference
4- with Dr. Dean this morning, dur-
Ing which she discussed with
him the advisability of severing
her connection with the faculty.
She has been a teacher of modern
languages.
- While the resignation has yet
to T5e acted on by the board of
regents. Dr. Dean stated that
Miss Heuer will not teach when
(lie college reconvenes after the
holidays.
DUE TO FREIGHT
"Very likely the increase In the
price of raw sugar is due to an addi
tional allowance for freight charge
which has been given the Cuban
growers,- says A. M. Novell, secre
tary of the Sugar Factors. The sugar
price quoted this morning is $6 per
hundred, an advance of lght cents
aver JUbe last quotation. . .
"The' original allowance for freight
chartes on Cabana ' wai S cents, al
though a recent sugar publication esti
mates the cost as. an average of 43
eents. The advancedVprlce indicate
that the Cuban growers are to be al
lowed 28 cents for freight hereafter.
As-analysed - by Mr. Lowell, the
present sugar price is probably based
on the following figures: $4.60 per
hundred pounds for Cuban, F. O. B.;
38 cents freight allowance, .02 cents
insurance and $1 for duty, or a total
of 6.
TWO PRISONERS
Governor' Pinkham today an
nounced paroles for two prisoners in
Keamoku road Jail, ": Hawaii. Theso
are YeeKyung Soo, sentenced on Nov.
28, 191 J, to not less than one nor moro
than five years for forged writing,
and Louis Vannatti, sentenced for a
statutory offense on April 24, 1914, for
not less than one nor more than 20
years.
U. S. ARRANGES
SUGAR
Government Practically Con
tracts for 3,200,000 Tons;
Russian .Sugar Comman
deered CAuodatrt JPrtu toy U. S. Ksval Wlrelew.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 27. Ar
rangements for the purchase of a
large tfart of the Cuban sugar crop,
SUGAR INCREASE
PAROLES GIVEN
CUBAN
2.600.000 ton are told in a stat'" ?ffe Th"e we w haIe a
ment issued by President Wilson in
defense of Food Administrator Her
bert C. Hoover and the sugar commis
sion yesterday. He says that by agree
ment reached between the federal
commission, the international com
mission and the Cuban commission,
appnted by President MenocAl, a
prie of 14.06 a hundred pourfdk -in
Cuba has been agreed upon. 1
" - -
While the above despatch mentions
14.06 as the price for Cuban sugar it
is evidently, a mistake as Wlllett &
Gray's sugar Journal received here in
Tuesday's mail announces the fixing
of a price for 3,200,000 tons of Cuban
sugar at 14.60 L a b. Cuba and a simi
lar announcement in the same journal
by George M. Rolph says that no price
higher than $4.90, cost and freight,
equivalent to $5.90 duty paid, will be
paid for Cuban sugars after December
L Of the sugar market, Willett &
Gray's of December 6 says:
Raws The week under review Las
seen the culmination of what can be
called from whatever angle looked at.
a wonderful ; undertaking the fixing
of a price for possibly 3,200.000 tons
ot sugar, the expected "output of the
GERMAN POSTMAN CLEARED BUT
WARNED AGAINST LOOSE TALK
Kaimuki Carrier, Charged With Disloyalty, Exonerated When
He Declares Himself Ready to Give Life for the Stars and
Stripes
William Kelle. Honolulu I'nited States mail carrier. No. 14, who serves
the Kaimuki distric t, has vr-en exonerated of d!oyalty to th, government,
by I'csiuiaster 1. H. Mar Aiiam. after Veveral days careful investieati';n of
(har.ps made against him. He is, however, hejd guilty of 'ill advised and
loose talk.''
The information contained in the charges came to the postmaster in
memorandum supiilied to the naval intelligence department by a Honolulu
citizen.
L'ion receipt of the charges Postmaster .MacAdam placed them before
Kelle to give him an opportunity to reply and declare his loyalty. If ne so
desired. This the mail carrier did in a letter which the postmaster declares
"rings true clear to its unique punctuation."
f OLDEST HOTEL
VISITS HONOLULU
"The oldest hotel clerk in the
world," A. H. Palmer of New
York, is In Honolulu for the first
real vacation he has had in 56
years. He is 73 years old.
Palmer, who is at the Hotel
Young, has "roomed" and shaken
' hands with more famous men and
women of the past and present
generation probabjy than' any
other man in the world. Among
the men whom he has assigned
rooms to In the Fifth Avenue
hotel, the Waldorf Astoria and
the McAlpin are:
All the presidents of the Unit
ed states since 1861; Dom Pedro,
emperor of Brazil; Prince Henry
of Prussia, brother to the kaiser;
Li Hung Chang, and his retinue
of 150 Chinese mandarins; Gene
ral Ulysses S. Grant; General
. Sheridan, General Sherman, Ad
miral Dewey, General Hancock,
. .and too many others to mention.
, Palmer was In the Waldorf As-
.torla-for tt years and 12 years
with the Fifth Avenue. He started
life in the hotel world at a salary
of $10 per month.
"STATIC" DELAYS
NEWS DESPATCHES
i
On account of "static" in the
air electrical disturbances the
U. S. Naval Radio Service was
unable today to get through from 4-
the Coast the Star-Bulletin's As-
sociated Press despatches. Not in-
frequently radio operators are
bothered by static, but today's
conditions are unusually bad.
Since messages sent by cable
are subject to 24 hours' delay, II
is impossible under the present
system of telegraphic operation
to and from Hawaii to assure ex-f
peditlous service when the wire- 4
4- less is "In trouble." Cable mes
4- sages, including news despatches, 4-4-
are delayed many hours.
44444444444444444
TO BUY ENTIRE
OUTPUT AT $4-61
growing Cuba crop. This price has
been agreed on at approximately
4.60c f. o. b. Cuba. The united efforts
of the food administration through the
International Sugar committee headed
by Mr. Rolph, and President Menocax
of Cuba and the Cuban Planters' com
mittee were called Into play to com
plete this enormous transaction. When
the food administration arranged a
price for the domestic beet productioa
of over 800.0U0 tons, the undertaking
rruriHai'i inn invnivincr a i vnncT mil
times the quantity Included in the do
mestic beet outturn.
"That the details alone attending
such a quantity of sugar are almost
endless is obvious. The various Inter
ests, planter, manufacturer, shipper,
commission merchant, refiner and
broker are all vitally interested and
each and every one has to be proteet
ed as to his Interests, and the labor
attending such details to satisfy the
various parties included Is tremen
dous. We covered in our Dally Sugar
Trade Journal recently part of the
difficulties to contend with, and
among which we mentioned the rapid
ity with which the Cuba crop is man
ufactured. At the end of January, 1917, Cuba
had made 402.27S tons of sugar, while
at the end of May, 1917, there was
produced 2,558,331 tons eT over 2,100,
000 tons in four months. This sugar
will all have to be taken care, of,
either by financing the plantera to
hold Tart of the sugar until wanted,
or else find sufficient tonnage to con
vey the surplus sugar to the different
Atlantic ports and Gulf refineries or
XContiowea on page two)
CLERK IN WORLD
i? t v " T'
On receipt of Kelle's reply to the
charges, the postmaster addressed the
following communication to him,
which contains a world of good ad
vice for all Germans and others of
German antecedents or inclinations:
"I am convinced by your written
statement, rendered to me under date
of December 22, that you are sincerely
loyal to the I'nited States in the pres
ent war. Therefore the charges ot
disloyalty filed against you by me
December 21, are withdrawn. I cau
tion you, however, against giving ut
terance no matter what the provoca
tion to remarks which, becausb of your
German birth, might cause you to oe
suspected of secretly supporting or
even aiding the present enemy of the
United States.
"I can readily understand that daily
you hear the talk of thoughtless peo
ple who say, 'no German should have
a government position because they
are all spies and murderers.' 1 can
put myself in your place and under
stand how galling this is to you; still
it is but the expression of the blind
rancor inevitably bred by war and it
is your duty to follow the advice given
to Americans of German antecedents
by Attorney General Gregory shortly
after our country entered the war and
'keep your mouth shut.' "
Concerning this case the postmaster
said this morning that the charges
against Kelle had to do with remarks
alleged to have been made by him to a
"'' (Continued in page two)
GAUiGER BACK
OF CHINESE LABOR
IMPORTATION PLAN
Apparently the movement to secure
the Importation of Chinese labor into
Hawaii Is moving along in Congress.
Yesterday there reached Honolulu
vi a reauiuiion lniroaucea on
December 7 into the senate by Sen
ator Gallinger of New Hampshire
The resolution reads:
"Resolved, that the committee on
agriculture is hereby directed to make
careful investigation into the advis
ability of recommending legislation
that will permit the imoortation of
Chinese into the United States, un
der proper' restrictions and regula
tions, during the continuance of the
war."
The advisability of Importing 30,000
Chinese laborers into Hawaii, parti
cularly for work in the rice-fields,
was laid before the congressional par
ty during its visit ltst month by prom
inent Chinese and white spokesmen
for them, but the party had not had
time to get back to Washington and
put this data in shape, so that it is
presumed the Gallinger resolution is
independent of the representations
made to the visiting congressmen. The j
i resolution was referred to the agricul
ture committee.
IS STILL TORN
IN BIG BATTLE
(AtMclatttf Prtts ty U. S. Naval WlralMi.)
NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 21.
Throughout yesterday the battle ot
the Italian front waged with continu
ed violence with the Italians taking
the offensive as they had done on
Christmas Day and launching a series
of successful counters against the
Austro-German forces.
West of the Brenta river the Ital
ians followed up the advantage of
their counters of Tuesday with other
successful counters and on this sec
tor maintained the gains of both days'.
Battle Rages Fiercely
It was in the vicinity of Del Rose
hill and Monte Devalbella where the
most severe fighting of the bloody day
occurred. In "that sector in the morn
ing the Italians countered fiercely
and for several hours the engagement
proceeded with great violence. In
these counters the Italians wrested
several positions from the enemy, but
before renewed onslaughts and with
largely reinforced bodies engaged In
the attacks, the Italians were forced
to give some of their ground which
they had taken but with some gains
won in the battle still iu their pos
session when night fell. ,
ITALIAN FRONT
GIRLS SOLD
IN HONOLULU?
PfiOBE STARTS
II 5 Attnrnoxj'c: flffiff Tnkpc.
w. J r .
rnnn 7anrp nf Tprr h p :nn -
dition of Moral Slavery' Re
vealed in Juvenile Court;
Denizen of Iwilei Acts as
Procurer
"Tfe time has come when this
community must protect its young
girls. I thoroughly believe that
the men responsible for the con
dition of a number of girls, under
age, who have been brought to my
attention, should be given the
maximum punishment. And I also
believe that the good men of this
community should come forward
and assert themselves and put a
stop to these conditions." Miss
Agnes E. Maynard, girls' proba
tion officer.
Laying bare a series of startliug
conditions, existing in the heart of!r Isenberg preferred not to
oemg piuugea imo ue aepuis oi en,
ruin and disease, juvenile court of-!
ficlals yesterday afternoon placed be-i
fore United States Attorney S. C.
Huber a statement of facts, corroborat
ed by evidence, which has started a
federal investigation.
TTiat young girls, principally Hawai
ian, are being peddled among soldiers
and civilians by women who make a
living as procurers, is the information
gleaned by the Juvenile court officers
as the result of the case of two Ha
waiian girls, one 14 and the other 16
years old, who told a pitiful story to
Judge William H.
afternoon.
Hppti vpt.rr)ivi
Heen yesterday ,
As a preliminary outcome of the
case, the home of a notorious woman
was visited by Miss Agnes E. May.
nard, in company with a federal of
ficial, and the woman notified to, ap
pear before government officers ior
examination. This is the woman com
plained of by the two Hawaiian girls.
District Attorney Huber said today
that he has by no means dropped the
matter, and that he intends to go into
it thoroughly wltn a view to prosecut
ing if the circumstances warrant it.
In the woman's home a list of nam-?3
of soldiers was found, as well as parts
of soldiers' uniforms and army
blankets.
Peddled to Soldiers
Both girls told the juvenile court
officers that they had been forced
into lives of shame by this woman,
who had peddled them out to soldiers
and civilians. They declared that the j be maintained in good repair and the
woman took from them a part of their j equipment kept up as completely as It
earnings. They told the court that jig when the lines pass over into gov
they were paid all the way from 2 up I ernment control,
per soldier. u wni be further guaranteed that
They declared that the woman had the net income from the lines will be
threatened them when they had re
fused to sell themselves, and that they
were frightened into doing her bid
ding. The woman in the case is said
to be a former denizen of Iwilei.
Judge Heen said that the stories of
the two girls were identical
The girls testified that there was a
soldier secured oy the woman liv
ing with each one of them, and that
another soldier was living with the
woman.
One of the girls, says Miss Maynard,
is diseased. The other one is thought
to be, but this has not yet been defi
nitely determined. She says that there
are now two young girls in a local
hospital suffering from obnoxious dis
eases, and that another, similarly dis
eased, is being treated at a local settle
ment. Miss Maynard declares there is an
epidemic of disease among these
young, uneducated girls, and that
steps will have to be taken toward
putting an end to the wholesale ped
dling of them by women seeking ill
gotten gains. '
LATE NEWSAT A GLANCE
UNLAWFUL WEARING OF UNIFORM CASES BEING HEARD
Federal Judge Poindexter this afternoon is hearing the cases of 14
persons charged with illegally wearing parts of the uniform of the United
States army. Three cases of Sales of liquor to soldiers are also being
heard.
SEEKS GUARDIAN FOR THREE MINOR OOMINIS CHILDREN
A petitior filed in circuit court tL is afternoon by Mrs. Sybil M. Domin
Is, asks for the appointment of Attoi ney E. C. Peters as guardian of John.
Sybil and Virginia- Dominis, minor children of the late John Almoku
Dominis, a protege of Queen Liliuokalani. It is presumed the minors may
seek a portion of tLe late queen's estate.
RICHARD A. TRENT WILL ACCEPT BISHOP TRUSTEESHIP
Richard A. Trent, president of the Trent Trust Co., announced this af
ternoon that, providing his appointment is regular, he will accept the posi
tion as a trustee of the Bernice Pauahl Bishop estate. He adds that, as yet,
he has formulated no new policies or suggestions for the management of
the large estate.
CHIEF JUSTICE WILL ASSOCIATE WITH ATTORNEY OLSON
A. G. M. Robertson, who recently resigned as chief justice of the terri
torial supreme court, announced this afternoon that after the first of the
year he will be associated with Attorney Clarence H. Olson in the practise
of law. The name of the firm has not yet been determined. It is under
stood that Attorney Henry Holmes, now associated with Attorney Olson, is
to retire from . practise.
MAY BAR WATERFRONT TO PUBLIC, REPORT
According to a report before the harbor board meeting began this
afternoon a proposal was to be placed before that' body to keep all per
sons except those with passes from the makai side of the streets border
ing on the waterfront at the departure of transpacific and. Inter-Island
steamers. No proposal of this kind had been made up to shortly before 3
p ciock, Jtpweyerj - - ,
STOCKHOLDERS IN HONOLULU
LAST FRIDAY TELEGRAPHED FOR
RODIEK TO RESIGN HIS OFFICE
DTDI V nXlir Trt A III A IT ADDIMAI HC IHUM r UllllDIID
!nt, - , uhiiil iu myvmii Mnnivnu ur junn r. numounu,
DECLARE BEST INTERESTS OF FIRM DEMAND THAT
MANAGING DIRECTOR WHO PLEADED GUILTY IN INDIA
CASE SEVER CONNECTIONS
Georj? Kodiek vice president and manager of Hackfeld & Co.,
has been asked by representatives of the Honolulu stockholders
ot the company to resign. His reply to the request was for the
stockholders to await the arrival of J. F. Hiimburg, third
jvice president, who reaches Honolulu tomorrow or Sunday.
1 hat Mr. llumburg brings with him Hodiek s resignation has
been hinted' at-but this, is not confirmed.
The request for Kodiek's resignation was cabled last Friday,
the day before Judge Van Fleet imposed a $10,000 fine on
Uodiek. Three of the principal local stockholders of Hackfeld
& Co. signed the request. Among these is Paul R. Isenberg.
U S. WILL TAKE
NOON TOMORROW
(AiiMittU PrtM ky U. & Naval Wlnlut.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 27. At
noon tomorrow all the railroad lines in
inental UnUed state8 wlll be
taken over by the United States gov
ernment as a war measure and the
combined system wlll be operated aa
one. This was announced by tho
President yesterday evening, his an
nouncement coming as" the climax of
an agitation that has been under way
tor several weeks, ;. 1".--" VV2J
William. G. McAdoo secretary of the
treasury and son-in-law of' the , presi
dent, has been named as director gen
eral of the railroad board of manage
ment. His new duties wiU not make
necessary his retirement from the cab
inettit is explained, and he will con
tinue to act as the bead of the treas
ury department.
Accompanying the proclamation an
nouncing the taking over of the rail
roads the president Issued a state
ment that he would go before congres
'and ask for definite guarantees that
' all the properties of the railroads wiU
for each what the average operating
net income has been during the threo
years prior to June 30. 1917.
Discussing the momentous war step.
officials here state that the main prac
tical effect of the taking over of the
railroads and their operation by the
government will be to permit a com
plete unification of the entire rail sys
tem of the nation, something prohib
ited under the law so long as the lines
were privately maintained and oper
ated. The plan of the government Includes
the taking over immediately of every
road engaged in general transporta
tion, with all their appurtenances, in
cluding the railroad owned steamship
lines. Local lnterurban systems,
which are generally electric, will not
be included in the govtrnment sys
tem. The direct management will remain
in the hands of the present railroad of
ficials, who will work under the rail
road war board, the board itself being
under the supervision of Secretary
McAdoo.
OVER RAILROADS
-,
reveal the others.
t-very Honolulu stockholder
V IS ... a . . . a .
ot
to
seek Rodlek's resignation, according
to Mr. Isenberg.
"As genuine Americans we cannot '
auuau ior u sore oi wing, re
marked Mr. Isenberg when questioned
regarding the step.
The message Informed Rodiek that
his connection with Hackf eld's .was no
longer desired in view ot his own ad
mission of guilt in the violation of
American neutrality, and that from a
business standpoint his association
with the firm would be inimical to its
best interests because of the bitter
f API in cv lit rfiA itAmmnnUt e(nat tt4n
o - w vwumu.vvj mm
due to the revelations both in tho
Hindu case and presumably because of
the Grasshof diary implications.
ine arrival or Mr. Humburg is ex
pected to clear the atmosphere of;
doubt at Hackfeld'n.
Before the imposition of the fine ft'
was Mr. Rodlek's Intention to return
-ta-HTOTOraraeTeirime
TTATlt nf TIaVraA'a t.A x, l. f
o icvm you .u iiav una ceruun osn.
---.u...u.a iu vus m;
tWO courses W nnen'tn Mfn ,,..-
. r tv.uiuif.ciuilil.
to reorganize - Hackfeld as a nurelv '
American' institution, with T. y -and
Ausrust Hnmhni .T XT' n tT-v-c-.. '
himself at the helm and get rid of all'
the Germans in the institution, or' to
sell out Hackfeld tn A
der the trading-with-the-enemy law in
view of the fact that the. government
is responsible for the stock of. aliea :
enemies is a matter of speculation. Mr.
Rodiek may have had in mind the'
stock held in Honolulu.
This morning J. F. c. ilagens, second '
vice president of HacWeld's, who has
already tendered his resignation, was'
engaged in filling out the blanks sent '
ucio imo ticcjv UJ llie vuBiouian ' CI,
alien property, giving all information,
regarding ihe stock, mortgages, etc,
of Hackf elds, particularly the hoi,
lngs in the hands of residents in Ger
many. I "
ThL-e Know Nothlna
From thiee different citizens close
ly associated with Hackfeld & Co.
comes the ; issertion that thev have no
knowledge (of Mr. Rodiek being asked
to resign afc ore or tne vice-presidents
of the company. One of these adds
the information he believes no action .
will be taken until the arrival here of
J. F. Humbkirg.
All three! of these citifen stockhold
ers, representatives of stockholders or
attorneys ot the company were asked:
"Will yoi affirm or deny that Mr,
Rodiek has) been asked to resign from
Hackfeld & Co. by the Hawaii stock
holders of the company?"
Albert S. Wilcox of Lihue, Kauai,
replied shortly: "I do not know any
thing about It."
Frank Thompson, one of the mem
bers of the legal firm which repre
sents the company in Honolulu, said:
"I do not know anything about it"
V.A rtulKenberz. xchn recresents two
citizen stockholders, one of whom is
his sister, Mrs. Isenberg. said:
"I do not know of any such -action
Kalnor talron anil ai fan T Vtinw nit
such action is .contemplated Nothing,
will be done until the arrival here of
Vf Unmhnr "
The status of the Hackfeld stock
ownership is not' definitely known,
. . . . a a x - I . . j. T 1 n ;
uul ll is uuucibwuu .. uia i, vuu x-. .-
Hackfeld of Bremen. Germany, who is
head nt thtk tinnse. is the nrlnrtnal ft .
not the majority stocknoider. The WIK
coxes of Kauai a;e said to be consld- -
erable share-holders. ; Mr. Isenberg Is :
probably the largest stockholder resi
dent In Honolulu.
SNOW IN JAPAN
(8pwM Cahte t Vljrm JU)
TOKIO, Japan, Dec, 27. A heavy
snowfall was reported yesterday at
Hokniku. A number of trains were de
layed. ,::-.,;V;:v
JAPANESE Pa'rUAMENT OPENS
iSpfal Cabl m Kiwn JU1 'Y-l
TOKIO, Japan, Dec. 27. The Jap
anese parliament; convened today. All
parties ; met early r this ; morning, td
complete the organization. '"'i-
PRINCE LI RETURNS. V
(Sptelat CaMe t Ktppw JIJI) : '
TOKIO, Japan, Dec 27. Prince Li
left for his hone ia' Korea toiy, :

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