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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETINMONDA Y, OCT. 111912.
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At'a special meeting held. in Central
X nion - Church. . yesterday, Rev: and
Mrs. Deafr Rockwell Wlckea were offi
cially cocimiBBionetl by. Dr.; Doretnus
Scudder as mlsionaries for' service in
tbeT or,th Cbina-Mission and wer
pUfehfea with the' conftntasion of the
American Board of Commissioners for
Foreign Missions. It is regarded as
an,' Important event in the history of
the.church as never.before has a sim
ilar' presentation been made, Key. a3
Mrs. Wickes being sent . here as ; mis-,
i ionaries by the Amrican. , Board at
. the; laymen's missionary committee;
They have been assigned ' work .In the
North China Mission "4 at Peking, and
will devote the first fetf years w the
study of the .language, after which
they, will be assigned to a permanent
station by the mission .. A-'. V "
Both Mr. and Mrs. Wickes ar; col
lege graduates, having studied; for tt
particular line ot.worjK m wmca, wey
are both interested; Mr. Wickes gradu-,
, ated t from . the Chicago; University, in'
1 505," with honors ; and , the degree of
TK B. t He entered . the Yale; Divinity
". School and graduated; In" 1909, laterre
turning to the Chicago . University
" where he took up the' New Testament
8nd Religious Education and' gradu
ated with, the degree. of Ph.-;Dt;.yer
' stoce 1902 Mr. Wickes had, planned to
prve bis life work In1 China, and: after
being ordained at Oak Park,, Septem
ber 9, 1912, came tp Honolulu.
V ;Mrs. Wickes graduatedf rom Yassar
In 1907 as a Phi Betta Kappa,, and
with the degree of A. B.s ,: One, year
later she, Jtook the, , degree, on A. M.
From 1902" to 1909 she served as as-
alstent in astrbnomy. and, tutor in: eco-
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nomics and sociology at Yassar, and in
Cblcagp took up the study of social
vettigatlon. . She became Mrs. Wickes
on August 24, 1912 For; many years
she has ' studied ivith jthe intention of
devoting her life to social cervice ana
lr-China expects to find full scope for
her powers along this line, r . A5
, Rer. A, A.'Ebersole, associate minis
ter, preached' the sermon of presenta
tion; He said in part: "::'f '
" The text-, is : "As the Father has
sent' me. Even so " send : I you. John
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The I 'appointmsnt ' of . the twelve
apostles was,;;' the ' most momentous
achievement of Jesus' earthly , minis
try; for In that moment he 'laid the
foundation stone of the church, and
In that act he declaimed for all; time
the method bys which the Kingdom ol
God was to be built up. .It marked
also a turnlfig" point' In hfs own life
Work. ' ;t":V-'v'. ',7 v "iA-' A ' i ,
f: Hitherton he. had. been . engaged in
winning- disciples, , and A in teaching
them by spoken- word and healing
miracle, . the nature of file' neW: order
iWhlch He; came to inaugurate. : ' ,
, ; But -already ; the-opposiUon v anions
the religious leaders; had become : so
intense tnatne; cieariy xoresaw . , i ne
ultimate outcoice, and! realized; that
if the truth; about God which . He had
begun" to reveal, was not to perish
wfth Him, He must appoint messen
gers? who should bear th Good AVord
to the many, whom h could ; not hope
to reach. : :- A -
And so "He called his disciples,' and
He chose from them: twelve whom he
also named apostles.'
Tbat is" all. are- told but tho.
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I full significance of that seemingly j
t simple act cannot be measured. These
were thp men upon whom hung the j
future fate of Christianity.
Today we present the formal com
mission of the American Board of
Qommissioners ; to our brother and
sister who are soon to journey on-
who have already preceded them in
teaching the principles of the Chris
tian religion to the rising generation
1 in that new republic.
I Christ bas called them to be apo
ties', and today they answer that call
us they accept from the church their;
As they 50, they will bear the same
mc5age as did the first apostles, .vided for in me army appropriation
saying to the young men and young bill passed at the latest session of Con
women of China, as they shall, teach gress.
them and lead them into service: i Offenders w 11 be reached by nota
"The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." tlrns which will be made in the daily
ior while they may not themselves Skk report whether disability results
heal the sick, raise the, dead ortfrom activity in line of duty or other
cleanse the lepers, we shall expectwise These entries are to be made
tbem to cast out devils, for.we be- hv rftmMnv commanders and sur-
lieve "They bear in their hands and
hearts the gospel which shall set free
those whfl are still bound' by ignor
ance and superstition.
As we, the members of this church,
in this commission service, link our
selves . to them . for the accomplish
ment of this work,: shall r we not ;;also
ln this hour, determine anew, each of
t;s, to accept our mission and go
forth as apostles for Christ: if not
into some foreign field, then out into
this community and where the need
Is so great and the laborers still too
few." ".' ; ;;:
, We are all called ., to be apostles,
every, one of. us who . confesses to be
lievp . In, Christ. .Just, as truly, as ,are
these, our . brother and sister who go
a missionaries to. China., Let, us
then, as we Join " hand .with hand, I
pledge ourselves, heart and heart to
be true to our apostleship, remem
bering the. words of our Master: "As
the Father has sent Me, even so send
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; There is one question . which every
honest disciple must ask and keep on
asking until, he is sure, he has found
the amrwer "Lord. ; yrha UI ' Thou
lave me to do?!'; The probability, is
tbat to -roost of, us that- answer will
be rerve' me more unselfishly, where
you are;, helpout Jn the good "work
which is-being carried on in this, city
end in theso islands," giving, all you
can of, your means, But to others,
tixe call' win become ;. increasingly
.clear and insistent.:
Go ; tell the !
Good I Tidings''., to .others; Be a mes-jBCope cut, the (target This eliminated
senger of mine to the people in, some, the personal i. factor and made bomb
1 Isn't it, about time.. that this great
church, furnished sorce volunteers to
Christ's army, at 4 the- front? Of. our
money . we , are wonderfully,- generous,
But oh - that the some of the ? splen
did sons and; daughters which; are bie
ingj 'educated' in the . Eastern, schools
should com back f iredf with the
same missionary, zeal .which sent their j
forefathers to thcEoislands iand I
should say to their parents and to '
thls4 churchi, VUere I- am, send me,':
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By C. S. ALBERT
SpocUU - Star-Bulletin Correspondence 1
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. In the fu- '
ture officers and enlisted men in the
army who are absent from duty on
account of disability resulting from
drunkenness or any form of dksipa-
tion will forfeit their pay for the
period of such absence. That discip
linary measure is! specially pro-
Jg0ns. When the findings of those of-
fleers are in accord and receive tile
approval of the commanding office'r
tbey to be final.
If it is impracticable to determine in
the month in which absence from duty
occurs that such absence was due to
causes which should. deprive the sol-
died of his pay for that or any sub
sequent month until the cause of the
absence "5rom duty has been deter
mined. - A
In the case of a company command
er or of an officer or enlisted man not
carried- upon the rolls of? a company
the duties hereinbefore required of the
company commander will be perform
ed by: the next superior officer under
whote command or direction the offi-
cer or enlisted man concerned may be
serving. ' " '
'Report-has, been received, In Wash
ington f of the. success In France, of
Lieut Reilly Scott . formerly v of tiie
United States Arrqy, in the big Miche
lin bomb-dropping competition held-at
Mourmelon. Lieut Scott is a graduate
of. West Point. After his resignation
from the army he developed an instru
ment for dropping, bombs from aero
planes. It .was the fire instrumen t of
pi ecision for bomb, dropping; ever in
vented. V : '
. - It depended on setting- a telescope
at a previously; determined ; angle, de
pending; on the -.height?, and speed of
the aeroplane,. The; bomb; was uro-
ned; when the cross hairs of the tele-
dropping; a . matter, of calculation and
not judgment .-. , u , V :.;
. Lieut Scott, was at College Park
; God; grant that the day may noti be
far' distant when ve .shall, jsee that
hope realized ! A Oh, f riends, let U3
pray for; it , Let ns-pray the - Lord- of
th harvest that he may send forth
laborers into his harvest and that he
may find .-, some -of- thefe-laborers
among the younr people of our oWn
beloved chnrchv , v v
C MOLINARIO BARITONE
with the Liberty's High Standard
before Thursday Night
year ago and tried the device on an
aeroplane driven by Lieut. Thomas
Milling. The aeroplane was not pow
erful enough to reach any great heignt
ant, in spite of the fact that the ex
periments were fairly successful,
Lieut. Scott received no great encour
agement from the War Department.
Soon after this it was announced
tbat M. Michell had offerer prizes ag
gregating $20,000 for a bomb-droppnig
competition it. France, and la-it No;
vember Lieut. Scott went ibroad. He
bas been working at the device ever
since and was finally declared the win
ner of the M lebelin contest. Lieut.
Renault, Lieut. Bodsiquet and Liuet
Van in, all of the French army, were
his closet t competitors.
In the high-score contest for a plie
of 50OO; Lieut Scott dropped eight
bombs on a tarfet the size of a dirigi
ble balloon house. He was operating
at a height of from 260O to 2700 feet.
The weather conditions' were very
bad. "The eight bombs were dropped
Jn fifty minutes;
In another, contest for a prize of
lltt.OOO for the largest number of fifteen-pound
bombs, dropped in a circle
sixty feet In diameter, : Uuet. Scott
piaced eight in the circle and was
again the winner, '
Promotions In the line of the army
may be- materially checked during
the next six or. twelve months by the
consolidation, of the three supply de
partments. Already quite, a number
of officers who are due for promo
tion have .- boe set back in order to
start 't he . process of ; absorbing those
who will be . relieved-from the new
department. Although not yet finally
settled It, is probable . that nine offi
cers will b absorbed by. the cavalry,
eighteen by the Infantry," nine by the
coast artillery and three by the field
artillery , Forty, In all are to be ab
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. In constructing- th provision of the
army appropriation; bill providing for
enlisted men; In-jthe .newly .organised
Quartermaster Corps,; Judge Advocate
General Crowder bas ruled that civil
lan employes and! employes of the
classified service may be replaced by
enlisted? men:; In his. oplfiion the
changes can be .. made a3, Vacancies
occun The. law- gives the Secretary
of War. aut horlty to formulate regu
latiens designating . how these chang
es shall, bo.niade .The ruling- permits
the qimrterntastcr general to 'preceed
at one with tho organization of the
enlisted force n th new Qnartermas
ter . Corps in. anticipation pf the consolidation-
of-the three supply depart'
ments November 1.- : ; ; . : ; ; i :
' Stokers cf the United Statesnavy
but rarely are prostrated by heat, ac
cording, to Surgeonv Charles 'Ni iFIsfce.J
U.S.N:," in" an- address to the sectionabout 70 per cent of th officers below-;-
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Tremendous Success Everywhere
MORRIS- PONY ACT
, of the congress on, The Hygiene, of
"Statistics hat oeen compiled which
show that only twenty deaths and?
thirty-two ; invaliding, from the ser
vice on account of - heat stroke have
been recorded: during th last thirty-j
five years." he , said. ;
Alt would Indicate that heal pros
tration has been of comparatively 4
little? importance to the service as a
"The lessens of the tamous White
Squadron, and alt of thr : earlier
classes of steam propelled-cruisers
and gunboats included, lessens . in
saoitat Ion and notlceablr , :n venUU
tiou. have been used profitably in the'
designing and equipment In all but
the earliest class of battleships and
Twelve officers of field rank sta
tioned at posts Indite eastern division,
assembled at Fortf Myer, Va Wednej!
day afterjioon, October 9,llor;th an-j
nual physical examination presoribed'
by the - army regulations, which; .in-j
eludes a test ride under, service con
ditions. !. ": 4 ;-.-';t
The list embraces CoL Frank Baker,
ordnance department; CoL Arthur C
Ducat, infantry; Lieut. Cols. Lanslns
H. Beach, Joseph E.Kubn and Fran
cis XL, Shunk. Corp of ; Engineers;
Majs. ; Evan M, Johnson,. v Jr., Infan
try; : Richard C.; Croxton.;. infantry;
Charles S. Farnsworth, 16th Infan
try;, Jesse C. Nichols,-, ordnance de
partment ; 7 Robert; Alexander, infan
I try, ' and George . LeR. Irwin and; J.
D. U; Uartraran, quartermasters f do
partment ; A A - A wv
V Naval officials are interested in an
unconfirmed report that Great Britain
has- arranged- to bhild a more power
f ul battleship than the Pennsylvania,
the projected- leviathan- of the? United
States Navy.- Th British ship, it is
declared, will have a speed of twenty-J
eiynt.Knot8 an1 nonr ana a main oai
Hery, of ten. fifteen-Inch yuns. Accdrd
inf to report th keel of th ney mon
ster wll be laid In December, ana the
ship completed A In two I years time
slightly ahead of the American dread
nought ; .. i;.-;; ; ;..-Ar- !....:-.:;.
-Miss Elsie Crose, the fourteen year
old. daughter of , Lieut Commander
William XT.. Crose," naval commander
and governor. Of the Samoan Island
group, who cam here, several days
ago, made, herself so popular with the
nstlvesc of Samoa that -. the honorary,
title of "princess" was conferred upon
her. , Miss Crose Is to attend school
at the -Notre Dame Academy In Balti
more, and came to this city to. visit
friends before taking up her studies,
v She is staying at the home of Lieut
Commander and Mrs. Thomas J. Senn.
1S65 Mlntwood' place northwest" . '
f If .the Secretary; of . War .approves
the interpretation given by Judge Ad
vocate - General Crowder to the pro
visions of th latest army appropria
tk)n-r bill governing detached ; service.
te rank of, major on detached serv
ice, regardlecs of its character, wll) bo
sent back to their organizations. It is
estimated that auch action .will entail
an expense of about 100,000 for trans
portation atone. ; f A
Although not finally settled; the War
Department authorities are Inclined to
construe th expression .Ins the uw,
-actually present for duty with a troop
battery or company, as being actual
ly In command of an organization. All
other service, according to construc
tion, is on detached service.'. Officers
or the sick list, on regimental ta.7,
excluslyelyi with machine - gun com
panies or on any duty than with a
company, troop or battery are to bo
clatsed as detached. ; ;
'ii Tha War Department was inclined'
t give the a wfder and more liber
al construction. It was contended that
an officer on the regimental stiff was
really "present for duty" with-a com
pany, as he might be assigned' to com
cand one at. any time. But that con
tention has-not beea Sustained by th
legai authorities. Attention, if called
to the fact; that the expression "pres
ent for duty": Is the language of the
morning report of a company. Darin 7
tha, contlderatlon of the- provision it
was suggested to the congressional
committee that "regiment" should t?
substituted fot "company, butthit
suggestion- was rejected and the bl'.l
passed, in its present form. It Is con
tended, that Congress, after a care rut
examination of this and a number of
other changes, baa deliberately speci
iied that all officers below the rank cf
major who are ; not actually,; en- duty
with a company organization muit r.
constrered as detached.
The view ia predicated cn.tSe fart
that further down In the law it Is pro
vided that, "such officers shall cot to
detached or permitted to.rcir.aln (!
tiched from such troop, battery cr
company for duty. of any kir.t" Th?
wards "for duty of any klnl," It is
argued ar a provision so bread ttr.i
U covers regimental itaJT oITIccrs cr
officers on any duty, even If Uiey are
attached to troops. .
v The execution; of th law woull not
result In such -a largs exper.s?, It. n
said. If it were; not retroactive I:t ef
fect. Until, its passage oncers cri "jtr
with troops as reglmtstal sta.T cr:
were not regarded as detacici.
it - .
er were they classed as datac-ri v -"-i
on tlca" leave or sen fcj on cc;:i
martial. But all such duty Is raw : I
to be detached duty, and cZ'cctz !:-
did not expect to return, to their cr -laniea
for 'a year of two must b
duty, with them by Decentcr 13 t )
comply .with the law. ; If ISsy aro r-'.
tten with their companies thrlr :
and allowances will be forgcltcd. t
nrally the WariDepartment doc3 r'
Intend to take any chances in lt3 en
forcement of the law.. It Is tc--i
thatmoat of the oncers bc'.ov t .
rank of major, n..daty or unJsr cr
ders for ; military service sc!:c '
rovst be cent back, to their cor.p-.::.
No "paid official" will vie a'.'o,
to referee California Rt:by rir
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