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4 i.usrcr.sAfS ;mzi 0. n. WEATHER BUNEAO. I April B, 11)17 Lt twenty- four liourt' rata fall, M. I TfotprrMiireV Mln.' (1(1 1 Ma. 7i. Weather,' pi. tlouily, ' VOL.- JC; N6; 27 111 11 I " '" 11 1 ' I ' """ 111 I ' " ' 'I LATEST CABLED SUGAR QUOTATION'S Carta ;; Dollars : N OeotrtfufaU K. T. par In. r tot Prlco, Hawaiian baM 6.83 1116.60 bit praTlooj quota ttoo 5.705 111440 - : : HONOLULU. HAWAII TERRITORY.' - TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1917. SEMI-WEEKLY. WHOLE NUMBER 4622 il-Iik" v AM AN . . . j . ... 'ji j, ' j j ji ., ... ji ' . j$ . WAR S VICTIMS OF 'V JS . JS JI FIRST ISLANDERS KILLED IN WAR WITH GERMANS PART OF AZTEC'S CREW Eleven American; Bluejackets, Members of the ) Guard On Board Vessel, Are Reported Missing and Are Believed To Have Been Drowned When the Torpedo Sent the Ship To 1 Her Doom Last Sunday Night NO MERCY SHOWN BY FOES 1 ; ' . (Associated Press by Federal. Wireless) WASHINGTON. April 3 Five'Hawaiians, were among the six teen Americans, believed to have been drowned when the American armed steamer Aztec, Captain Walter O'Brien, was sunk by a German submarine without warning off the coast of France : last Sunday night. rAihonghe other Americans feared for are some of the bluejackets of the naval guard, which Uncle Sam had placed upon the steamer when she left New York for Brest, last month. : ., These are the first American naval sailors to fall victim to the Prussian pirates, and their murder-without warning and without a chance to escape from the fate the, sca-Sneak: had In store for them, ; m beld trividd yet. another to, thjYrjjri Germany has beeu guilty ot since the first violation oL-tier' pledge to theUnited State. ' ff beginning .unrestricted submarine warfare. V ' V :'The names of the Hawaiians believed to have been drowned are: Julian R. Maeomber, Honolulu. , Charles Pinapolo, Honolulu. ; Ekila Kaoki, Hawaii, t Tato Davis, Hawaii. H. K. Price, Hawaii. ; The naval guard was in command of Lieut. , William Fuller Gresham. With twelve men he was assigned to the second of the life boats that left the 6teamer after she was torpedoed, according to despatches from the French admiralty to the French embassy here, and was among those saved. But eleven of his men, who were ordered to another, life boat, have'not .been heard from and it is believed they were drowned in the tremendous sea that was running when the submarine struck. These men were in the first of the life boats, to leave the Aztec. The boat was capsized shortly after leaving the side of the steamer, and none of the men in her were recovered. The third boat, with the second officer and eighteen members of the ship's crew, is also 'missing and it is believed that they also are drowned. . . The first information of the sinking of the Aztec came from the American consul at Brest, where the survivors of the steamer were taken by the life boats. They reported that the attack was made at a time when it was almost impossible for a life boat to Jive in the sea, and that the submarine paid no further attention to them after seeing that the torpedo had struck home. "My boy died an an American tailor, an Hawaiian an Nor, would want to dia and I glad." - " Thia "aa tka' Spartan epitaph pro- ' noilnced on Julian Maeomber last night by hia father, -Cbarlea O. Maeomber, of . Honolulu, when he wai informed by an Advertiser reporter ahortly before midnight that hia aon, . Julian E. Ma eomber, wa among the five Hawaiian boya who -were listed aa among tbe victim of the murderous sinking of the American steamer Actes by German submarine. '. "My boy wa home for a vinit last July," said Mr. Maeomber, and I told him thttt if be wn,tbael littto, Atlantie waters, he was liable to lone hi l'fe But he told me that he wan an Ameri can siilor Hud was; 'not afraid ' to go anywhere, 'I eaa die but once,' he tohl me, 'and I Aust die some time. I don't intend to be seared out by a Oer: man submiiino ur anything alse. I'm a Hawaiian and an American sailor.' " The Macoaiber home, at the eorner of Lunalilo and liholiho Streets, was tbe acene of a musical event when the news was brought that the aon of the . boose waa among flie heroic American dead. Mr. Macomku the father, re ceived the information with stoic calmness. . Not by the flicker of an eyelid did be exhibit,' for the moment, any emotion. yi am Rlad," he aatd after an in arhnt, "I am glad to get this news. Mot glad to know that my boy is dead, but glud to know that he died as he did.'7 ' The house waa full of people, and ukulele and guitaf were twanging mer rily. Not a word was said to spread the information the father had re ceived, but there was something in the air that brought the gaiety to a sudden hush. Tbe musicians cased their instru ments and the eouipany broke up and departed. - .V- ,. ' , The aged Hawaiian mother, who was present, waa not told of the death of her son. "We'll not let her know to night," said 'Mr. Maeomber. "She's been sick, you know." But aparently she knew that some thing was wrong, for she talked agi tatedly with her guests, until she was soothed by a few words in Hawaiian by her husband. Mr.. Maeomber said that Julian, who waa twenty-four yeara old, has beeu to sea for about six yeara. Last July he came home for a visit, but remained here only a short time. His father tried to dissuade him from going back, but he insisted. ; The aeaa were free, he said, and there was mouey to be made. Anyway, ho could die but once, and if the call came for him, by mine or treacherous submarine, bo would go as an American aailor. - A letter waa received from him a short time ago. He was then in Philadel phia. .- He bad for several years been on American-Hawaiian boats, but wrote that he was leaving for a 'new liue, as he wanted to make a trip to Europe. His family did uot know what vessel he had sailed on until last night, when they learned that the Artec had been sunk and Julian had goue dowu with her. Nona of those present at the Ma comber homo last night knew any of the four other Hawaiians who were re ported to have been lost when the Astec was sunk by German pirates. MORE GUARDSMEN CALLED BY PRESIDENT WILSON AiMclt4 Tru ay rrl wirtlMi) WASHINGTON, April 2 Three more regiments of the national guard were ordered into the federal service today for duty In guarding borne plants aud atrategie poiuta. .; ... WILSON SCORES PRUSSIANISM CALLS GERMANY MENACE TO THE WORLjy ,1, (Associated Press By Federal Wireless) WASHINGTON, April 3-'To thus address you is an oppressive, dislress ingduty. '.: :'y-:.ypr "For this nation there may be many months of fiery trial and heavy sacrifice ahead. But right is more precious than peace and in entering this conflict we fight for those things that have been always' nearest to bur hearts, for democracy, for the right that those who submit to authority shall have a voice in their govern ment, that the rights of small nations to exist and exercise dominion within their own boundaries be universally recognized 'and that the world itself may at last be made free. f'v :" ..'i' : :;,,v ''r . "To such a task we dedicate our lives our fortunes, everything we are and everything we have, with the pride of those who know the day has come when America is privileged to shed her blood and spend her might for the principles that gave her birth and brought her happiness and peace. "God helping her,: she can do no other." . , ' ' " . i President Uses Living Words; . iWilh these words President Wilson closed , a magnificent " and suVring ad dress to congress in pintsessidh lastjiight, in which he cejudn the represen tatives t)f the people of thd Vnited States "ti;dorw Germany because of, its inhumane methods of warfare and its continued' acts! of war upon the citizens of tiie United States. : iv The President made it plain that war against the German people is not de sired and that towards the people of Germany, whether at home or abroad the people of the United States feel no enmity. Austrian Ambassador Is Barred He called for a suspension of judgement as regards Austro-Hungary to await the actions of that Power, in the meanwhile announcing'that he would refuse to receive the new Austrian ambassador, Count von Tarnowl " After reciting the restraint exercised by the United. States in the face of re peated outrages by the commanders of German submarines and m the face of the repeated violations of their pledges by the German government,: the President "The new policy of submarine warfare announced by the German govern ment and carried out through the past several weeks has swept aside every restric tion of civilized warfare and every right of the neutral states. Vessels of every kind and of every flag are being sent to the bottom, without warning and without thought of rendering help to the members of the crews or of showing the least mer cy to defenseless noncombatants. Prussian War Is Against Human Kind "The present submarine warfare against ships of commerce is a -warfare against mankind. The indiscriminate destruction of lives and property is a chal lenge to all mankind. v ' r J ; "There is one choice which we are incapable of making. We cannot choose the path of submission nor suffer the sacred rights of this nation and of this people to be ignored and violated. "I advbe that you take immediate steps not only to put this country into a more thorough slate for defense, but that you exert all the power of this nation and employ all its resources to bring the German Empire to terms and to bring this war to an end..' 7 V ' ;v WILL COOPERATE WITH THE ENTENTE "To bring the war to 9 'speedy end involves the utmost practical cooperation between this gov- ernment And the governments of the Entente Powers, incidental to which must be an extension of the most liberal financial credits to those governments. ' '; "Thi4 Involves th organization of and mobilization of all the material resources of the country towards the supplying of materials of war and the solving of our needs. "This involves the full equipping of our navy in all respects, particularly with those . vessels and weapons dealing with the destruction of or capture of submarines; it involves the immediate addi tion to the armed forces of the United States and the plans of the general staff for an army of 500, 000 should, in my opinion, be chosen and acted upon. :, ' C, URGES UNIVERSAL MILITARY SERVICE "The principle of the universal liability of all youths for military service should be incorporated into law, and as subsequent need there, must be legislation in addition to enforce some well conceiv ed taxation plan.' (Continued on Pago 8 Column 1) CONGRESS AND COUNTRY RALLY SOLIDLY TO THE SUPPORT OF MR. WILSON ' ' ... ' . fv-. . .'.':-'-( , Doubts Cast Behind, Nation Through Its Legislators, Is Prepared To Declare That State of War Has Existed With Prussian Autocracy and That It Must Be Fought Through To the ;Bitterf End; Action May Be Taken By the Congressmen This Morning EVERY SINEWlS STRAINED , (Associated Press by Federal .Wireless) WASHINGTON, April 3-f War .against Germany to' a finish, 1 and by every honorable means within the power of the Uni ted States, until Prussian militarism is crushed. This is the sub stance of the demand upon corigress made last night by President Wilson in one of the, most remarkable addresses vcr .delivered in , the historic halls of the Js'ariqna JapitoL' ; V . -s ":' . , " The President, in his addressStated that ejniering the war would invotvxvii)oM4MiptiLu:bvtwecnsfheJarces ot the -LuitBl Sl-t ,-'. . and thft'of the pntente, nd wpuld -include also the 'voting of 1 libera) credits to assist the British French nd Russians. . k urged the raising at onceof an army of half million mien " ' and the enactment of a universal military service .law. y The President made it clear that the action he desires' congress to take does not include hostilities with Austria orlTurkey. .' . And congress rose to his demand, met it half "way, for in both houses of congress identical resolutions giving the President the authority he asked for, were introduced, and were rushed through , to" the committee on foreign affairs in the houses, both of which will meet this morning at ten o'clock to take action. It is , believed probable that the resolutions will be reported out immediately, and that then the way will be clear for congress to declare .that a state ,' of war exists between this nation and the Kaiserbund. ' Congress is solidly behind Mr. Wilson. So much was plain even before the houses met in the special session at noon yesterday, and set to the work of organization. The senate was ready, the work of organizing having been attended to at the special session held last month, but the house was not and some little time was con- v sumed in the election of Champ Clark as speaker. ' ' . . ' On a straight party vote, with a majority of the. independents voting with the Democrats, Champ Clark was reelected Speaker and his nominations for the committee chairmanships went through ,. without a hitch. The vote stood 217 for Clark to 205 for Mann. The organization of the house consumed much less time than ' had been expected by many. The offer of Representative Mann, " the Republican floor leader, to step aside in favor of Represcntav tive Champ Clark, the former Democratic Speaker, in the interest';' , of harmony, had previously been rejected by . the Democrats, who ; . saw the opportunity to secure the organization and the principal ' ; committeeships again, and had been criticized by the Republican V leaders, who feared that a bipartisan organization by' Republican ' : consent would be taken by the voters at. large as a confession of 7 Republican weakness. V T, ., ',y '.. ' Immediately after the organization, when , it was announced V , that the President" would not appear before a joint session until V eight in the evening, two resolutions were presented dealing with the question of war. One was by Representative Flood of Virginia, . chairman of the house committee on foreign affairs, his resolution - ' ''.." stating that it is the sense of this congress that a state of war with ; i Germany exists. ' -. i , A resolutidn from Representative Gardner of MassachusettytHe', l,' father of the "preparedness campaign in Congress was'he'.rst'it.',,,; : ; move, towards war. His resolution went further than that of Ihe V. Democratic chairman, stating that war had already been declared : ; upon the United States by Germany and that Germany is waging war upon America, with the American defense dependent upon , v the armies and navies of Britain, France and Russia. , The resolu tion stated that it is incompatible with the grandeur and dignity' " of this country to have its wars fought for it by other nations. - i The organization of the house completed that bbdy followed the example of the senate which had adjourned at five o'clock,iuptii .niv it was time for the joint session, called" to listen to the address' of ; ';'. the Presitlent. ' '' .' -'. ' ': '-V''" '. ; It was half past eight o'clock when Mr. Wilson appeared be fore the houses and in quiet even tones, began his address. ; The ,. feeling of congress evident throughout the day, became even ;' plainer. There was no movement as the President )oke, even i , when he touched on points that stirred the listening colons deeply, : , but there was deep and wide, the willingness to back the speaker ' , up to tin' last man and the last dollar. 1 ; ' ' ; ' . ' ' ' Immediately after the( President finished his address he left 1 ' the Capitol, and both house and senate immediately reconvened in their own chambers, to receive the resolutions . declaring war , V against Germany.',.The resolution directed the President to "em- (Continued on Pago 3, Column 1) 1 1 .0 ' '