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EvtatrBnlletln. Est.. 18S2. No. 69S1.
Hawaiian Star, VoL XV, No. 8022.
Tuesday, Jan. 1. n . - '
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1 0 r ti FFIGEttS VJ 110 PAD ROBE
Board 'Members . Resent Statement Given;Byv Gen. Johnson
r Saturday-Complete Document Shows - Number of Drastic
- Criticisms and Significant Sidelights Passed Over in the
; 1 Adjutant-General's Summary Given Press
: trHn that they will not stand for an apparent attempt
to ,wiitowashM flaws of the national guard campvimd its com
marider, BriGen. S. I. Johnson, members of the board which
investigated Kawailoa camp conditions, with the full assent
of Governor Tinkham, today made it possible for the Star
Bulletin to publish . herewith the complete report: of the board.
dovernbr Pinkham made the document public in a letter this
morning in which he held;that the entire report was proper for
Gen. Johnson, in furnishing
to the ; Star-Bulletin Saturday
what lie declared to be as much
;L : as was proper .for publication,
gave a purported summary of
- sucn ponions as uiu uui mi
hV said to criticism of officers.
" : .' v Comparison-of the summary
" y'Gen. Johnson with the com-
plete report secured 1 1 o d ay
; t u shows that many drastic criti
V cisms made by the investigat
1 i ; ing board' are not included in
' y ihe Johnson statement, t, " a
. : . Gen: Johnson declared that strict
military' regulations "prevented , him
from making the entire document , pub
lic The Bur-Bulletin is furnished
xvith a coPT or tur Xromt gov
- t ernor to Gei .Johnson, dated Decern
'" " ber 28, which the governor tOosw by ;
. jtyings ' .;'' -. ' -
' : t '?i v Should yot3 deslra publfcity.be gir
' . en these documents you re at liberty
to iis4 such channels as you choose
: a it vas the publication tf the John
. V -80a 1 suteaent s oa , Saturday,, which
caused the stand takens by tha tnves-
tigaUag board that the complete, ''re
V" 1 port should be published in the Inter
' '-- tl ot: truth, iaifness and jusUce to
- ' the taxpayers and the people of the
. v v territory. It la held that the Johnson
. t?-..ent his toned down" some of
. V , st "vigorous criticism, and has,
" i L'.tect,' emasculated the entire doc
' -r laent' AtAthe instance; ot the board,
the governor bas now given the full
"v" report to the public ' ;
One of the interesUng things reveal
f ' ; ed today Is In r elaUon to the criticism
J 'of Gen. Johnson for - attendir-g .the
.' ' three months': course of intensive
training at the of fleers', training camp.
In -this- connection . the, following ' is
from the. complete report but was not
, included in the summary furnished the
T t ar-BuUetin by : Gen. Johnson :. -
-The board finds- that the brigade
' commander - was officially relieved
' from his duties as a training camp
ttudent on or about November 1917,
for the specific purpose of assuming
. command . ot Camp . Liliuokalani, and
; cetwithsUnding the fact that be, was
T"t relieved from bis training camp du
' ties, h continued to participate in
. - the activIUes thereoL -v;
: -From the testimony cei by qualK
fied officers, we,, find that the camp
'.r commander was-derelict In hie duties
and that It war not proper for him to
T attend the' training camp, under. the
' circumstance's ;'; ; ' ' ; ? ;
- - This is btt one t several instances
. ( continued on Page Two.)
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Today, .day.
American Smelter fK ,ivz
American Suflar Rfj. .... 88H
American Tel. dl Tel. U . .t103' r
Anaconda Copper f, i.": y , JIJa
Atchison f7..
Paldwln Loco. . S'a
- Baltimore A Ohlox.... .. 8'
Cethlehem Steely. ,,... 75U '
Calif. Petroleum ... . : . . 1
Canadian Pacific';.. M.i
C, M. & St. P. (SCPaul) 46
Colo. Fuel &. Iron
'r.rueltl. Steel.. ..V.'. 8S?4
w'kifcan Cane -V. .." 27?4
Erie Common i .'. fi'.-i ". .ITVa
General. Electric V. 132 ,
General Motors, New ... 104 ,
r.reat Northern Pfd.
69 -
r 52
: 73'4
Inter. Harv N J.-..-'--
Kennecott Copper S2H 31
Lehich R. R. . .1 614 -; 57
Tew York Cehtral - Z.T. X 71 H i ;71 Y
Pennsylvania ... 7 7
Ray ConsoU ... . . ; . 23'4 ; ; 22Vi
RealfnT Common.... 72 .j 7Z
Southern Pacific 83,
Studebaker -" $Vt
Te xaa 0 1 1 . . . . i -1 39;::
Unlen Pacific .......... 115
U. S. Steel
Utah .....r....
Western Union;
-84 . ;
Cid. lEx-diyldendV JUnquoted,
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tions from' his GemannperioTS, desoytrrbffida!ttr3Ctt-mentsof-
theIonolulp1(iaii-consulate fwhen the United
States 'declared W 'O11
adniissionlJefore JJndgeVaa: eet Y6n )eeembef '21, when
Rpdiekappearin the Ilindu con
spiracy, case in San Francisco; related his "connection- trith the
movements of the "mystery ship; Maverick in . Hawaiian
waters.::v:';7v;'V:;'";V-:.-Vt '' c - ':
; Rodlek,; who - pleaded guilty in , the
Hindu conspiracy, trial, .directly . con
nected the San V Francisco consul
ate with the movements of the mys-4
tery" ships. Maverick and Annie Lar
sen. . In ' his testimony. He admitted
that he had received , .instructions in
roda to provision the Maverick t
Hllo and said tbat' money and prtvia
ions to the amonnt 'of 15000 were pro
vided the Maverick by Hackfeld & Co.
The" Maverick's cilia were paid liere
by the German aearet agent, "TK-n'
known as JClrcheisen, who was a quar
termaster on the S..S. China as. re
vealed by the diary of Captain Grass
hot of the German :gnn Boat Geler. v
A summary of itodiek's ". testimony
as given hy the San .Francisco Chronicle-
follows: - , rJ"'-'
"Georf Rodiek, managing director of
H. Hackfeld Co. of Honolulu and for
mer German" consul In 5 the Hawaiian
Islands, yesterday directly; connected
the San Francisco German ' consulate
with the movements of the mystery
ships' Maverick and.nnle I-arsen as
a witness ; In ,the German-HIndn ; re
volt trtaL : ' ;' '-' ;
Rodiek, who has entered a plea of
guilty ' : with ( his . secretary, , H.' R.
Schroeder,. took the tand as a gov
ernment witness . and in 4 his ' story
named, the San Francisco German con
sulate as the directing . power behind
the movements of the. 'Maverick and
Annie Larsen. while Franz Bopp and
E. IL: von Schack, former San Fran
Cisco consular officials for? Germany,
glowered at him from 'aeats behind
their attorneys;: f" ; r-'. Om ' '
, "Rodiek an American citizen first
learned of the 'Maverick and' Annie
Larsen. which played stellar roles in
the plot to overthrow . British .rule in
India, charged to German Intrigue,: In
June 1915. ,: he said. - He received
dnring .that month, the wltneas said,
a letter written in :a secret German
code from San Francisco.. -This -; mes
age, . the witness preeumed, , came
from the "German consulate." here be
cause pf the code.' V la this message
he was . 1; informed, Rodiek testified,
that the Maverick had failed to meet
the. "Annie Larsen .at Socorro, islanl
and would appear 1 at Hllo, outside
th three-mile limit He was Instruct
ed to provision the vessel. '
f : Cablegram ShowaCargo . . -j
"A cablegram from San Francisco
signed Consulate later revealed the
cargo of the Annie Larsen to be arms
and ammunition. Rodiek said, and di
rected ' that afters being . provisioned
the Maverick proceed :i to ; John
son island, where she would meet the
Annie 'Larsen, - take on the latter's
cargo "of" munitions, and proceed to
Eatavia,. to await further orders.
-While Captain HeJLnrik Eelbo. a de
fendant onv trial, sought to, find the
Maverick outside the three-mile limit
in a sampan, the Maverick arrived in
the harbor.. Rodiek testified he sent
Schroederr secretary of the Honolulu
(Continued on page four). .
Sugar Bags Cost 24
Cents Each; Freight
Boosted $65 a Ton
Castle & Cooke, agents of, the T.
K. K announce that they are JuBt in
receipt of advices from the Toyo
Kisen Kaisha to the effect that the
Calcutta- Steamship lines operating be
tween Calcutta and Hongkong had re
cently reached an agreement with the
Pacific Mail Steamship Co. and the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha ou a through
freight rate from Calcutta to Honolulu
on sugar bags of 100 per ton of 40
cubic feet measurement, for January,
February and March, 1918, shipment,
this new rate being an advance over
the present fate of $65 per ton.
As the cubic measurement of bales
of -tags of the style and size used In
this territory average about two bales
to the ton, this new freight rate as
applied to a single bag would be
6c. '.
Members of Protective Organi
tScation'Piedge Themselves to
-Abstain'From; Drinking, for
Pleasure' :v; : : ;
; A. memorial and resolution to the
congress of the United States, plead
ing for federal prohibition and for a
dry" Hawaii, have been handed to
Delegate Jonah K. Kalanlanaole by
members of the Hawaiian Protective
Association, of which the prince Is
president The delegate has been re
quested to introduce the memorial
and resolution in congress.
Thememorial points out ; among
other things, the ardent deslrtf of the
members to see the -f liquor- traffic
eliminated In the" United States. Por
traying the seriousness of the situa
tion as it appears to the members of.
the organization, the resolution con
talnathese pledges:
.r re? will not drink ardent spirits"
for pleasure. - V ' '
.We will not traffic In ardent splr-,
its for-gain. - ,
.xy will not engage in distilling ar-J
dent spirits- . . r-
7Ve will not. treat pur relatives,
acquaintances or strangers-with ar
dent spirits except' with the consent !
ot a temperate physician. . 'v
. nVe will not give ardent spirits to
workmen On account of their labor.!
. -The resolution and memorial were
completed at a meeting of the organi
zation yesterday afternoon.: The reso
lution follows: - -4
TWhereas, the 'Ahahul Punhonua t
na - Hawaii (Hawaiian Protective As
sociation), representing the Hawaiian
race! is endeavoring, in every way, to
protect ""the .Hawaiian people from
everything, that is disastrous to their
life and general welfare, thereby con
tinuing the struggle of Hawaii's early
lc&dersV to .mafntaia rand to (promott?
the best x traditions mnd principles of
ttelr forefather, and .
,Whereas, experience, and facts
have shown and proven that alcoholic
drinks are an evil and a- menace to
the social, educational, physical, mor
al and spiritual welfare of the Ha
waitans as well as of the other race3
in this 'territory; and
"Whereas, alcoholic .drinks have
been proven to toe detrimental and
perilous to the mental, " moral and
physical welfare of the fighting men
of our country, thus making the elimi
nation of the same a proper and ef
fective war-measure at this time when;
mmwsm petitions
, t. . . - , , . . ..
Corporations, Not Government,
Charged With Keeping Alien
Enemies 100 Yjards Away
From Piers; Huber Gets Copy
of Order From Naval Bureau
13. An alien enemy shall not
approach or be found within 100
yards of any wharfcpier or dock
used directly or by means of 4
lighters by any vessel or vessels
of over 500 tons gross engaged In 4
4- foreign or 'domestic trade other 4
than fishing nor within 100 yards
4- of any warehouse, shed, elevator, 4-
railroad terminal, storarge or
transfer facility adjacent to or
4 operated in connection with any
4 such wharf, pierjor dock, and
wherever the distance- between
4- any two of such wharves, piera
4- or docks, measured along the
4 shore line connecting them is less
4- Jhan 880 yards, an alien enemy
4- shall not approach or be found
4- within 100 yards of .such shore
4- line. Section. 13. of President
4- Wilson's proclamation.
4-4- 4- -T 4- 4-4-4-4-Allen
enemies are now barred from
entering Into zones within 100 yards
of any wharr, pier, oock, canal or otue.
vital waterway In the territory of Ha
waii. They are also barred from en
tering zones within 100 yards of ware
houses or other bniidings adjoining or
adjacent tq thesewbarves and piers.
. In other, wordstallen enemies in Ha
waii musttay aay from all whasves,
docks and waterfronts. All permits
which-may have been issued giving
a-Uen-eneroIe the right .to enter piers
and docks are revoked.
. With, the receipt this morning of a
copy of .the president's proclamation
imposing "these- restrietie-as-on alfen
enemies DIstrjcvAttorney S. C. Huber;
announced. "tb;at?it8 provisions ,becomo
etfectlye here immediately.,' ;
The copy of the; president s procla
mation 4id.ttot come to JMr.' Huber dl-
(Continued on page two)
our country is engaged in the world
wide war, and
"Whereas, the war conditions in our
country are demanding with impera
tive force, the Immediate application
of all effective means for the success
ful carrying out of our country's war
measure; and that, from such a stand
point prohibition in Hawaii i3 an im
mediate necessity, a . suspension of
precedence in our home-rule prac
tises, Is, therefore, imminent; and
that, while we co believe in, and ad
here to, the. home-rule doctrine, we do
recognize that the emergency occa
sioned by the war must be met now,
and In order' to accomplish it, the
home-rule doctrine must be suspend
ed; "
, Now, therefore, be it desolved:
That the Honorable J. K. Kalaplana
ole, delegate to congress, be petition
ed by the Ahahui Puuhonua o na Ha
wali (Hawaiian Protective Associa
tion) through its officers and directors
to obtain in the congress of the United
States; the passage of a federal pro
hibition bill for Hawaii for all times;
that a copy of this memoriat and res
olution be spread on the minutes pt
this association; that attested copies
of the same be forwarded to the pres
ident of the United States, to the
presidentof the senate, to the speak
er of .the house of representatives and
to Hawaifa's tlelpgafe to congress'
? Who Is He ?
THE FACTS: The Honolulu
postoffice received a letter ad-
dressed as follows: "Mr. Bus
(boss) No. 1 of Whole Planta-
tions, Hawaii." It w as prompt-
ly put intf one of the boxes.
THE QUESTION: Whose bos?
Who Is classed as Boss No. 1 of
Whole Plantations?
THE ANSWER: Will be pub-
lished by the Star-Bulletin in a
-f few days. Meantime, this paper'
will be glad to receive answers
4 to the question and wftl publish
them. You need not sign your
4- name.
Address: Star-Bulletin, edi-
-torial department.
Additional telegraphic news on
Page 12 today
(AcUted Press by O. S. Xt1 WIt1i )
4- . -
4- SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Dec.
31 That Lower California may
4 secede from Mexico and set up
4- an independent government is if-
dicated by the announcement of
4- Fielding Stillson, a Los Angeles
4 capitalist, that he is awaiting ap-
4- pointment aa diplomatic repre-
tentative of Lower California to
WasMngton, the appointment
4- coming from Governor Cantu,
4- head of the mexlcan state.
4 44-4-4-4.4-4-4-4-44-4-4-4-4-
Aviators of
Britain Win
-' a i li ,
. (associtl PTf.i fcy tJ 3.iTt: Wlxeleu.)
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 31. Five Ger
man airplanes were destroyed and put
out x)t action in a battle Saturday on
the British front The British won the
battle without. losing a machine.
(Ai(ocUtd Vtm y U. 8. Hnl WItcImi.)
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 31. British
counter attacks In Cambral region to
day regained important territory on
Welsh ridge, taken yesterday by the
nermann " 1
Whether, in thavent of the possible
reorganization and Americanization
of Hackfeld & Co. F. W. Klebahn will
be required to resign as head of the
shipping department Is : unknown to
Paul fsenberg, one of the American
stockholders, who: has been active In
demanding tne resignation of'Georg
Rodiek as first vice-president of the
company., -
Tt wm Mr. Tsenbere who authorized
the statement last week that Mrl tlcA
disk's resignation had been demanded.
As Mr Klebahn is a German citizen it
was assumed that he might be re
quired to retire at the same time a'a
Mr. Rodiek. v v: s.
It was Mr. Rodiek's failure to reply
to cablegrams and letters sent to hi at
by the citizen stockholders of Hawaii
after his plea of gulHr to violating
American neutrality ; which precipi
tated the demand for his resignation.
It was Intimated by Mr, Isenberg this
morning.' . ; . .- ' -
"He simply ignored every communl
catlori sent him," Mr. Isenberg said. ;
Mr, Isenberg said this morning there
would b no definite, action decided
upon or taken until after Ihe arrival
of J. F, Humburg here from San Fran
cisco.' "As l am In the minority ! do not
know exactly ' what will be done, lw
added. He did not Vmake clear
what he meant by "minority .7
Mr. Humburg Is third vlce-presldenl
of the company, who has been in
charge of the San Francisco office ot
Hackfeld & Co. He was called here
to look after the affairs of the com
pany because of the conviction of. Mr.
Hodlek and the tendered resignation
of J. F. C Hagens as second vice-president
Mr. Humburg is of German de
scent, but an American citizen. Hi?
wife is an English woman.
In a letter to W. R. Hobby, acting
superintendent of public works, Major
Charles R. Forbes, superintendent
states that the former may draw from
Forbes' salary at the rate of ?30f a
month until the end of his term.
Forbes' term expires on August H,
191 S, according to the files in the of
fice of the governor, which means that
his substitute in the public works of
fice is assured a salary until that
Auditor Manley G. K. Hopkins stated
today that he has been given a verbal
opinion from the attorney general's
department that such payment can be
. i ..
(ksfdiAd Press by XT. 8. Rival Wireless.)
PAKI5. France, Dec 31. Artillery
actions took place last night northwest
of Rheims. On the Chemln des Dames
and Besonvaul fronts there were pa
trol encounters.
Britain Indicates Serious Answer Will be Returned
When Germans Show Good Faith bj' Maldn 1
Bona Fide Peace Proposition 'v- -:v
(Associated Press' by U. S. Naral Wireless): : : -v"
ROME, Italy, Dec. 3ir JThe French troops - which have re
inforced the Italians today began a smashing attack on thewids
front between Osteri di Monferna and Marankinc Many posi
tions of importance were wrested from the enemy, which at
this point are mostly Austrian, troops, and the French took
1400 prisoners, 16 machine guns
VIENNA Austria, Dec. 31.
new French attack have been
district. - .
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 31. The Manchester Guardian in a
significant article today says that it is the intention of the
British government to return a serious and reasoned reply when
the Austro-German terms for peace have been, presented and
the good faith of the enemy is proved. r H
Premier Lloyd Geoige has arranged a visit to France to meet"
Premier Clemenceau.
Acqtiisilon of HendrictSite at
: Merchant and. Alakea Gives
r Purchaser Eiitire Block
After-negotiations extending over
several months 7f the Theo.H. Davies,
Co.. Ltd, has finally purchased the
Hendrick property at the corner , of
Merchant and Alakea streets, now oc
cupied by Smoot t Steinhauaer; the
consWeratlon Is not given out, but it
Is said to be a good price for business
property. : '
The deal Vas practically closed last
summer, ''hut the sudden death of H. E.
Hendrick In California delayed the
closing of the transaction until last
Saturday. The sale was made through
the Henry. Waterhouse Trust Co.
The Davies company now owns the
entire ' block bounded by Merchant,
Alakea, Queen and Bishop streets, and
eventually . plana to erect a building
which' will occupy the whole square,
thus . making, it, possible to house ail
the departments of the firm under
one roof. ; . - .' - ;
L. C.MullgardU California archl
lect, Is now mpoyed drawing np the
plans and 'specifications for the new
building. ?
The danger from fire and a possible
explosion of the Associated and Union
oil tanks was discussed by the har
bor commissioners and shipping rep
resentatives at a meeting Saturday.
It - was generally admitted that the
presence-of thetanks in their present
unguarded condition is of more or less
hazard to the hafoor. There was some
talk of asking the military authorities
to renew their guard of the oil tanks,
which was removed about two months
ago. No definite decision was reach
ed, but some action inayMe taken at
the' next meeting of the commission
era. ' -
The Standard Oil tanks are not con
sluerea of so much danger to the com
munity, as modern appliances for
checking fire have been installed by
this company.
James Kennedy of the Inter-Island
Steam Navigation company said this
morning that he hopes dredging op
erations will eventually raise a waU
of about three feet between the As
elated and Union oil tanks, and the
new Inter-Island coal conveyor which
la now nearing completion at a cost of
neariy i,000.000. Such a wall would
protect the Inter-Island property iu
case of fire, it la DeUeved. vr
Others believe Chat in case of a fire
in the oil tanks the flames would be
confined to the tanks-and that there
would b'e no explosion so the oil wouM
run into the bay and endanger the en
tire .waterfront. 1 - .
and seven cannon.
Counter measures to meet the
prepared in the Monte TomKa
. VC
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 31.
Evidence to show that; Ger
many managed the Bolshevik!
revolt against the Kerensky
government and yeyealing the
han of Berlin intriguers in the
sensational cabinet upsets is
pulishea'in the LondoaTimes
from its Petrograd correspondr
enti iMs correspondent in his
letter, also purports to substan
tiate the. view that the Bolshe
viki movement is ?antnational
and : anti-Russiaii. . .
. - -'.r1. .
k " The ; correspondent, of the . Dally
News says that the "Bolshevik! move
ment la extremely efficient, energetis
and decisive It -IS facing the tnoisy
opposition from the' privileged classes
and seeking to check- It by sabotage
and bys libel based on force.The peo
ple may not like the situation thus de
veloped but they obey with alacrity.
tf "Any attempt to turn out the Bol
shevik! by force win resalt only in
anarchy favorable? to the Germans. It
la unbelievable also that such a force
la now available. V : :
(Associated Press by V. 8. SU WlrtfesaJ
LONDON. Eng., ' Dec - ; 31. Leca
Trotsky ' was expected to present a
new note to the Allies yesterday but
up to an early hour this morning no
Information, as to its contents - had
been received and It is i believed that it
will probably, be presented tor the var
ious ambassadors of the Allied naticr.3
today or at latest t tomorrow. De
spatches from Petrograd told' of his
expected notes. It was sent on Satur
day, but was delayed In transmlss ion.
'I. Even ; In Germaiy the Proposed
peace terms are not meeting with un-'
divided satisfaction. ' The Pan-German
press has Invited .Its readers, to hiss
von Ktiehlman . on f his , returntc Ber
lin fpr hsTlng betrayed; thevarmy of
his country. He is expected to" .Teach
Berlin today from Russia and Is to be
Immediately . received '. hy . .... the kaiser
and then hy; von Htodenberg.Vv -, x.
(Associated Press by U.&Ss vat Wireless.
' LONDON, " Eng Dec ; 51.Fresh
progress is reported by General' Alien
by. to the north and the northeast cf
Jerusalem. A strong' resistance' was
offered by the Turks'; bat they were
overcome and, forced to 'retire evas
uattng Rlreh which was' immediately
occupied by theBrith forces.'. A ;
""'' ' SUGAR. " ;
Sugar: 85 deg. test, 6X025 cents. Pre
vious quotation, 6.00 cents. . i , .. ; .
4" .
Stamp, general delivery, regi3-
f try and parcel post divisions will -
f be open from s t6 10 a, m.
f "Money order division closed all
day;v.;. .-. -
Incoming mall from the state3
wlU be distributed to boxes; c-3
carrier delivery.. - -
-.- Island and States mall wEl Id
-f despatched In the afternoon.

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