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- H0K0LULTJ STAMUIXETiy . MOKDAY. DECEMBER 31, 19lt'
M SoIdiers New Year
Hobby New Year
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ONLY ONE RESOLUTION NEEDED
BY A PRIVATE OF SCHOFIELD BARRACKS.
.jTfcii one resolution we thould carry Into the ew
- JJate erery minute of 1018 count for torn pur
posa tcort A tcMte.
: Kot in all. the history of the United States has
there been a time ,whcn . oar country . has needed
more than now-the' cdsele efforts of Jts, citizens,
intelligently directed and animated by an tmsnaK-
" " able purpose to lpake their efforts count for prac
tical patriotism, ... x -
Sot In all our history hat the United State been
organized so minutely and so broadly for war 'pur
posci.aA it is being organized today. Iri our pre
vious wars .there was always magnificent personal
devotion -to the righteous cause, but never any such
devotion of nation-wide industry as we see now on
every hajad. And consequently there was never such
a call for the individually active efforts of the loyal
citizens. o( jvery age, blood-heritage class, profes
sion and trade. ' N A
Furthermore, tho business Qf making, war has
rpceded up, U has become a specialized busiaeti
specialized to'a greater degree than any other busi
ness. It has become a business in which individuals
are small, but essential parts'of -a machine which
must be kept jn operation night and day, never halt
ing never being ilbwed:t6 break dowii:;:?
Am the scope of war, has widened its , business
reaches into every, corner of the globeThe farmer
raising wheat in North Dakota tr the planter har
vesting cane jnHawaii is as much a part of that
' uincss as the ayiatbr hovering over the enemy's
: !nca or Vthe aniioul lookout peering through the
riscope of ; a aubmarine,;. or a :jioldieriln : the
i:vcry, Americtti must,"go over the top1 this year
of 191S with every ounce of strength, everj' impulse
of 'vitality, every thought of trained mind, every
powej) of well-ordered and disciplined body.
No-less is demanded of loyal Americanism.
Minutes lost are hoars lost Hour lost are days
lost and days lost are battles lost We cannot af
ford to lone battles.
Dr. Harry Garfield, fuel controller, asked the coa
minners of the cOrintry to give up their Christmas
and New Year holidays, because the time from mine
operations lost in the holidays was equivalent to
four million tons of coal, and the country needs
coal imperatively. "
Divide up the two millions daily among the thou
sands of miners and divide the miner's day b min
utes. Very small indeed is the amount of coal made
available by the work of one miner for one minute
It might seem foolish to tell this miner not to waste
Lbecause thus the country would be deprived of an
dunce or so of coal.
But look at the aggregate figures two millions
dally! You get"' a new idea of the usefulness of
The year 1918 is made up not. only of days or
months but of minutes. If we make every minute
count, we shall have rolled up in 1018 a tremendous
Vutt- t j. - t i .'in.
uuik oi acmevement oinerwise lmpossioie.
If you carry out thii one resolution, you - won't
need others. .
The year 1918 stretches Out before us, a year of
national stress, big; with possibilities for cood 6V
eviL ,Do not discount the, aenousnett of -the great
battle in which we are engaged. We cannot afford
to waste minutes. ; " . : ( ,
- And if make these minutes count, we need not
doubt .the ultimate -restilt
"German-Baiting" No Sport For
r r Amencans
i alien-enemy in ;any American coiaiquniiy. is
?d t6 a square dcLe kow that re have.
y watchOefipans dnd;' Oernla'n sjinpathlzeftf
German-baiting" is" no sport ;f or bpe,' loyal, In
-llient Americans. v-. W',' '. ' " '
The alien- enemy in ;anv American tunity; is
iih unceasing ' TiidlanceT but' that 'disagreeable fact
no justification - forc)eM jroddin those : of
rman oiooa wno arc iuivuvuiw;ir vw u,uuiuci.
As we cet further andfurtber'in tie deadly
; ife. of war, and as. we dig down into .the roots of
russianism implanted in America, we must be pre
red for waves of public bitterness. And we must
prepared to . stand " firm -against any-hint of
unting hysteria; to stana nrm against any lm-
!se to stampede which Mil v destroy ; our useful-
s to. the community ;i&d
::o true American! wilf; iliH; -;Xr
Let imiyidko Hdc.QVtr patriotUnu i . ,
Persecute women, "' :. '- J':' ':Z: V:-:': K
Takccdcvntage of hti owii iafcty'to lully alien
-iks in our midti ichtf are poictrlht t6 lit oacfc,
:ilcrariU3t thcu have done wrong. :V-,U- - 'T
t other fellow for wcrytMng that poe
Refuse. to?utlhi8writhareL ofihelqad-l
Exult Hvnothcfi fa ilure vhenh himeifMnot
tempted-the tatl: 'li::'ri;
forget the Golden Ru le. ;,' .. . ; .fK-Sj
XXETTER-fRpM "A SOLDIER;.
e of the best letters the StaBulletin' receives
t tnose irom coiaiers. vne sucn appears in,au
rr column today, a communication from a private
cchoficld Barracks, breathing such hujnan good-
: 11 and sanity that it Is a s'plendid message for
New Year. He urgevin effect, that Honolulu
-pie take each Boldief onhis merits,, rather, than
IgWz item 't a- class by ,the"soxnetlmes. improper
s of a fewindividuils. : It is mtifyins for this
FROM THE GRABSHOF DIARY:
, Dsetmbtr 21, Jsi4: ? MCtataln , Otlnhsrd and Mr.
Klebahn came on bartL and requested fnformatlon as
Mier, .who i&k evidently; a . cen. obseryer,' to" note"
;:at diBcriminatici'civilias jmust; have"n0ted-4
?X both eeldiers and civilians haie been awakened
. their respobsibilitics to eachVother in'thi small
centralized communiryv: 7, In; rfponse to ; this
: t cr, the Star-Bulletin . can; do no. -better than to
icnd'to' jur Soldier friends of Oahn the sincerest
i wishes of civilianOahu May opr relations
. ov ever closer and more pleasant J . ,V : .. ; '
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Keep: your head .tip and your eyea open If .yoti
:s!i to be of service to' your country The infuri
:c J bull lowers ;his head and charges 'madly, his
ves closing'ns'he plungcs.'io" the "attackl He Is the
lr.bodim"ent if brQteltrcngthui nothfng is more
! ..iculona thari.the bull;whea he ia; p against alert
iliry.' He. is; nothing' but a flounderlng mass "of
: potent . anger, 'hote hoarse llowin disturb
nse who know how easily heinay be made to 'xcdn
' i coaL i. If Vou would reach your ieoal. keeb vbur
: s operand your head upand keep it cool, tobvl
a ' -- '
t6 Whether IAim lav af annrtlnn rlfl mn
which wr among ih a cargo, of tlto Holaatia could be
1 1 tent to Japan. I told him tha articles were contra-
band Jind could. not bo sent"': - .. ,. .r-."..
, O April 4,; 1915:; rroleflram from the Embauy, Wash-
Ington 'In case the weaponaon the .Holaatia have
only been partly: paid for, refuse to dellve thsm, at
-In this case the tSerman outhorltlea will arrange for
their purchase. Let ua drop them .down by courses
fw at a time) with eautloh fn tho bay, and let
.-' them Im ieavcrAtf wftH tMfH' , - . ' u .' .-
reply to your Inquiry, 51 shotguns, 35 etock, 35 barrels.
f ot mmunuien not Known wntther paid for
or not. i , , ; i i ..-o v ri v. ,- - .
April 28, 1915; vyr1d a conversation' with Me tars.
Klebahn . and SrJirnrff MaiwtiMt - uu. ....
rfoUatla.. Wo decided; to w.rlte to the. embastyrand
v van uiir nonwon to xne aangir or some one gettida -
- Into dlfflcultlev If tho American authoriUea found
' tnete things on board.,: '.V-;. ; 'y.t
JTIOM LEBAHN'S LETTER OP :
y:y, -EXPLANATION: r . . .V-," ' '.
- "All my dealings Iff? this matter were, to the beet
, of my recollection, strictly confined to tho German
consulate and the captain of the 8. 8. Moleatta,' and 1
'do not believe, notwlthttandlna
; diary, that I ever did havo conversation on tho sub-''
j w.m vapum braianor. j ,c remombsrr however;
that during tho negotiations, and bv my anxiety to ob-
tain this cargo for transhipment to deetlnationr f called
the attention of the consulate officials to tho fact that
In my opinion the 8. 8. 'Holaatia,' lying in a neutral
v port, had no business whatsoever to withhold cargo
'from authorized delivery, and that .should the4 Japa- -jYieto
conaulate approach .tho United States customs
.; suthorltlea In tho matter tho Utter might step In and '
order delivery of tho carganyway., .5. r : . -
- Ofthile your article makes It appose is if this trans
action wat, handled by mo In ,vory wnderhahded man.
T. L'S? fn,y that ho papers.n tllon the ,
United SUtea custom fioe. at Menoluta win: show
that the cargo, Including the aboyoamod 25 Back
agea on board the 8. 8. Holutfa was specified In every
particular, nothing whatsoever beipg omitted, ond
everything wao dono to hand let he transfer Ina prcw
. ........, nvunii'nBmg mo arguoua work It required
M effect such transfer. As explained above, the only
- point which did arisa at tho Jims was a difference of
v-Opmfon aa to whether . these caeea containing ahot.
.guna, empty cartridges, etc ehouk Tbo considerod as
contraband cargo, as-claimed, by the captain of tho
veeeel and his consulate, or a. general msrehandiee,
; to b transhipped at a neutral port, aa claimed by
- myself.".-- : . ' . .. . . '
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- No better advertising for HawaU can be advanced
than a comparison "'of . temperaturea for the past
week here and in St lx)uia, Chicago, Duluth, Cleve;
land, Celumbua,; ; New - York, . Boston, Banker and
Philidelphia. . : - . ,
, The:"KitcheneratilI alive-myth has been revived
in England. c The latest, itorieathere are several
are quite as abt aithexWrnor that he wa lead
Inthe Russian 'army: in the Carpathians an later
in: the . Caucasu..Kt:::.L'; . . , - : .;.
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Yon might also HooverJte on resolutions make
rz ? pwm'g na- oe carerni not to break them.
; 101T fugit
AL BOY ESCAPES
TWICE FROM ;U.B0ATS
. V. t c r La rseiu! a Ilonbulutcy.aa
A. ' t Ubosts la a letter to lt
. Vtnr-r Cullen Of 2424 Rd'a
" t Kaiai, no telle ot his traTelu
.,2 ventured ,V ;- .'r;-. c
f'rst fliip. the-AntIlles,wai toi
' wtca Larsea wis on t)04ia.but
. r.-, 3 its water and was sited.
t0 ihe r&itei EUtes oa th
a fbell'Xrca a' aubmersible
caaea ma prea-
lie r""e" alsjetttr
l l crccte3--to
THE PAtSlNQ:OF THE YEAR
; :TVo: close ourr eyes tonight, to-
". algbt. --. . v
. -vy Oh the pasting if the yur. 1
'Ohthat the taoujht tast mlht
f i&akes .rlah.t,. r '
That :bumsakln4 choold waste
ia ti(ht, ; ; r'';,!y!
That men love djurkntis, 1 not v
- the,.lihtrr : .v
V Mlaht pan with the , cldplni '
'.' yeart ? . v.& V ' Si ; , r-,v
- vi v.-PHIUp Heary Doda.
Suireon-aenerir Bnlsted reporteJ
to ; Secretary Daniels that ; typhoid
fever asl other conUrtoua sdieaes
Mve t?:a rraciically e'jliited troia
; TO TALK TQ AD CLUB
As a special feature of lt Wednos
day luncheon the first of the new
year, the Ad club bss amuufed for a
talk by r. N. Dotjhtedar, publisher of
ttsirines Mr. JDoubleday will , em
phasUta th9.reUtioa.cf &cd Cross work
tcadrartlslngi' . V-.
ror.lU " ilia sfcaaa -'the chibiaj
Adopted -We wfll fiKht imtn'we wm."
ft Another special sttractlon wfll be t
Tocal solo by Mrs. H. N. Moaher.
t- Cot , Edouard Socrefsn, a member of
the Swiss national, 7 bimcQ.' and "for
th last 42 Yftirft rhff i1!nr n v.
While the writer does not wiah to
harp on the much-written and ulked
about 'auWect of the attitude of Ho
solutans toward the khakl-c!ad of
Oahu, he fells that the following men
tion of a tew matters Bearing bo that
subject may not be out of place, with
the old year about to end and the new
to usher in. .
During a recent visit of the writer to
Honolulu on Christmas Eve, he had
the. pleasure of witnessing an appar
ently increaaing regard of the civilian
population for the soldier. A marked
apirit of good cheer and mutual re
gard for one. another prevailed, and all
appeared to be enjoying themselves
immensely. The writer himself being
of an observant and analytical rather
than Indulgent nature, stationed him
aelf with another on the various
crowded downtown corners during tfe
evening," and it was with satisfaction
that he noted a spirit of jollity be
tween the civilians and soldiers, gen
erally, and a feeling of good fellow
ship. Those who assumed the part oi
entertaining some of the soldiers to
make Christmas Eve merrier for them,
appeared to be considerably pleased
to - have the opportunity of doing so,
and It could be easily 'seen that the
soldiers were not unappreciatlve of the
kindness extended them, were oner to
judge by their be-smlled countenances.
Not very long ago, criticisms and
censure of the soldier were legion, and
the better men of the service too often
were Judged br the standards, rash
and often unpardonable acts of a few,
whose ; poorly controlled animal in
stincts "usually predominate over their
better natures, especially when ex
cited by the Influence of liquor. The
writer recalls, In this connection, some
derogatory remarks made by a civilian
to a fair bather at Waikiki beach
some time ago. It Is not necessary to
enumerate here all that he remarked,
but it will, suffice to state he said:
"A soldier is a bum and a worthless
character." It rather pleased the
writer -whose Identity as a soldier,
was unknown as he too was bathing),
to hear the fair bather reply that not
all soldiers were audi and that it is 4n
Injustice to ab uno omnes.
The soldier, like tbV civilian, has
faults and makes missteps but he is
not generally the evil character some
would portray him to be. Too often, a
soldier, of the regular army is consider
ed a bum to use our beach friend'
coarse expression, and an Ignorant
person. There, no doubt, are some
such that get into the service, but
there are also many 'with intelligent
minds, with a capacity for as fine
and noble thoughts as any one. and
with feelings Quite as human. Show
them the courtesy of your respect for
them, and you will strike a responsive
chord. It will give -them more courage
to DO to know they have your moral
support. If your own character is
strong and you extend the soldier the
permission of your society, he win fca
beneficially Influenced by it. To do
so, increases the morale of the army,
and if you are really patriotic you can
help it materially by treating the sol
dier on a par with the average civi
What is the purpose of any one's
life if not to make this world a better
place in which to live? Especially
during these war Times, selfishness
should be absent in our natures. The
soldiers of Oahu may yet have an op
portunity of actively engaging In this
world war. and for whom will they
incur the risk of their lives, if not for
the welfare of -the nation, and its
civilians back home? Be not too harsh
in your Judgment of a soldier. He has
his placo ih this world and it is a
most important role that he plays.
, The new year is almost upon us.
Why not forget past retaliatlve critic
isms that 'have been exchanged be
tween us. and resolve that in the year
of 1918 we shall all try our best to be
come more worthy' of one another's
A Private, Co. K, 32nd Inf.
Schofield Barracks, H. T.
The most popular of these
are fitted in folding hither
cases, making them convenient
Included in the assortment
are some with radium numerals
and hands visible in the dark.
Til : a 1
Platinumsmitks and Jewelers
in Hawaii since 1870,
Ing Us forces to make the nation re
ognize the natural and civil rights of
other nations. All men have both nat
ural and civil rights, and without the
function of the law any man or men
is incapable to exercise his or their
civil rights. To have democracy, all
men must learn to respect local, na
tional and Internationa laws. Any
thing less is elusary.
PVT. W, H. LAMPHY,
Machine Qun Company,
25th Regiment, U. S. A.
PUBLICITY FOR BIG. ISLAND.
THOUGHTS AS THE OLD YEAR.
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin,
. Honolulu, T, H.
Sirni91? wfll soon bid us all good
bye All men, and more especially sol
diers should be ' filled with Joy and
thankfulness because many ol us may
be deprived or seeing anougr canst
mas and New Year's Day by-, the -explosion
of shrapnels and thefog of
machine gun and rifle cartridges. All
of ua should be glad that we are liv
ing in an age of diffusion of knowl
edge1, we can trace men from the an-
thropozaic age to the twentieth cen
tury, and calculate their range Of do
velfbment and cultivation. Thus- the
range is from the living in caves to
the. flying, on the wings of the air. "
Invention Is the power wheel of
the world. It. caused the patent-right
system to be born in England, and its
effective application has been tested
Ut: Germany. Its - greatest services
hsve been rendered in the United
States. Since the anthropolithls epoch
three millions of patents have been
Issued, and out of that number one
million and some hundreds have been
granted by the United States patent
office. -Massachusetts in 1641 gave
Colonel Wlnslow a right, on his meth
od "of making salt.
The greatest stride In Invention
has been made within the last twenty
years. The world has been revolution
ized in art, transportation and agri
culture. The various mechanics in
1911-12 got twice as much money for
their skill' as their fellow mechanics
brothers got in 1891. Men possessing
no skill at all got better wages. With
all ' the mountains of complicated
aws In the different states against
the railroads, many of them being al
most beyond the interpretation of any
court, the average ton of freight Is
transported for less than one cent per
In the good old days it required twf
days or more , for the old fashioned
cobbler to make a pair of shoes for
the market Today by the ingenuity of
men who were often called "cranks"
a pair of shoes In twenty minutes is
teady for use.
Thoughtful men are finding out
every day the usefulness of energy.
The energy stored in a pound of an
tfcracite coal is equal to that expend
ed by. a strong hod carrier in ten
hours, A little less than two pounds
lll III . j l " T
of coal has ss much power as that put
forth by a hbrse pulling-a plow from
sun to sun. AJj the present time 11
other mechanical conditions' were per
fect enough, to I utilize i all1 the? energy
there is in "coal, threV hundred tons
would, propel any ship as large as
the Lusltania three thousand miles.
No, doubt it tha war continues long
enough ome one will contrive some
means for. thS more perfect utilisation
perhaps,' tlje y"lll-f-the-rip," the in-
venqon or perpetual motion may oe
unearthed. As the time passes by men
get further and further from the pri
Twenty-five.' or thirty years ago
men began to - discover the germs
which caused the death, rate to be so
high among people. Taking advantage
ot me causes, we span or tire is grow
ing longer.-Since Ioch's discovery of
the turberculosis germ the rate, has
fallen off to about one-half, and in
Chicaga and other large cities diph
theria is Just about one-third to what
it was 4 generation ago. And tor the
yellow fever, the medical corps of the
United States army has the credit for
demonstrating to the world that mos
quitoes are the source of such fever.
The figures of insurance statistics
prove that the United States has less
mortality rate among the. working
classes than some of the countries of
Europe. Of the same class the rate in
Spain and Austria , is double, that in
the states. In India the average life 1
a little more, than that of the average
American. Sa every man who compile?
as nearas possible with the laVa of
nature will on the average live long
er" and will promote the welfare of
the coimtry.- ' ' .
Education is the medium' through
which all races and nationalities ofd
men grow from one standard of de
velopment to that of higher.lThrougb
sifcn a medium, perhaps some day the
strong fortification of prejudice which
has brought disgrace upon some oi
our communities and, states, making
the enforcement law blind -will be
overthrown and that all mn regard
less -of color shaft have the penalty
and justice of the law on the square
at the bar of Justice.
Thlr awful war is establishing a
world Smittfsonlan Ins'mitlon. and in
tha building of such an institution If
it means the life of many soldiers and
dead weignt upon the shoulders ot
loving mothers, sisters and wires,
the enforcement of law blind will be
the theme of human dynamics utiliz-
1 r Real Estate '
r Three two-bedroom bungalows on -Lunalilo Street,
bringing in a gross monthly income of $120.00. Each
home on its own lot, fronting 50 feet on Lunalilo arid 90
: feet deep. The homes are practically new arid in excel
Price only $11,500
for the three together. ,
y guardian Trust Co., Ltd.
i.??paitoent TeL 3638 StanSii Bids 5
Honolulu, T. 1L, 29th Decr 1917.
Merchant 8treeL Honolulu, T. H. :
It is with sincere appreciation that,
at the close of the year, we acknowl
edge the many courtesies we have re
ceived from ou during the past 12
The generouB. freedom with which
your columns are-alwayS placed at our
disposal for the dissemination of news
concerning the island of Hawaii, has
proved a valuable factor. In further
cementing the 'pleasant relationship
existing between Honolulu and her
smaller sister, the Crescent City.' '
The large amount of publicity given
to Big Island events 1 general and Q
sporting happenings in particular, has
been largely .responsible for the. sue
cess of the merry festive occasions or
ganlzed by the energetic people of
Hilo. while- the admirable vy "in
which such 'affairs have been covered
by your reporting staff, has kept us
prominently before the reading publla
Interested in the doings of Hawaii neL
- with every good wish for 'your con
tinued prosperity during the cominj
year, and with cordial thanks . ; - -
. we are. Gentlemen, . ;
Yours very' truly,x
hawau pubucity commission;
L. W. de VIS-NORTON,
. ' -Special Commissioner. -
THAN KS PROM, OUTDOOR CIRCLE.
Mr. Wallace R. rarrtngton, i ' ,
Honolulu, ' .
My dear Mr. rrrington:" t p
The metabefs or the Outdoor Circle .
wish to thank you most heartily for - .
all yon did to help make the cczmu
nlty Cltrlatmas tree such a great sue- ,
cess. Yon gave us. so much for adver
tising for the roof garden entertain
ment and the tree, and mads all neces
sary arrangements for the band and '
the; payment of the men. an of arMcn
helped' make the wonderful evening
which ail seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
Please accept thanks .for yourself and -all
those who. contributed, with you, v
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: NELL I MOORS.
8TAB-BUU.ETIN GIVES YOU
TODAY ' N EWa TODAY
HONOLULU REAL ESTATE.
The care of Securities
for absent owners
Ifabsence on patriotic: or other 'duty or any other
circumstances prevents you from' exercising direct,
control over our investments you can appoint us
as custodian or as trustee under voluntary trust and
be relieved of all anxiety V ; ? , " 1 -J:i
As a part of such: service, we 1. collect and- credit of
disburse the income and principal of investments,
make all returns by the Federal Income Tax, buy or
sell securities' upon order and advise concerning in
vestments as requested.' ; ''-.'. 1:
W will gladly explain to you the details of these
plans at your convenience " , ' - .
K1CUAUU li. TKICT, PRES. - ; - V '
I. B. BnAOLJC SBC?T. ;,; .CUAS. C BKISCBVB TRCAS.
Large enough for comfort but not , sc?r:
large1 as. to be a bother to care for vi :
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We-will gladly take you out, Phone 5701 :
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