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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 1917.
Tlie man or woman w'"
knows the satisfaction in
fit and genuine leather
Rive has something to be
decidely thankful, for in
these days of shoe un
certainty. For shoe certaintv, wear
We can fit vou bv mail.
REGAL SHOE STORE
. Honolulu. Oahu
Wewest.Coolest Hotel in Hawaii
fort Street. Honolulu
Given to fabrics that are
sent to us for .
Our efficiency is equal to
that of any mainland con
cern. Have your clothes
dyed here and save post
age. French Laundry
777 So. King St.,
ffor hire at all hours.
Tel. 228 Car No. 404
W. H. ZIMMERMAN
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JOHN F. lJAlOO, Liliuo, Kauui.
War Feeling in
As (iiuit!'l liy tli Kiiliiil Mil(.i't Man.
' Sinilinir while we Smite."
Rev. John F. Cnvan, I). D., Well
knoirn in these islands as the Kobn-
Midget Man." and who lias re
cently returned from a fix-months
vacation trip on the mainland, has
been in Kauai the pant week, assist
ing in the meetings held by the
secretaries of the Hawaiian Board,
and also soliciting funds for the new j
dormitory for Kohnla Girls School.
Dr. Cowan consented to being in
terviewed by The Garden Island in
regard to the feeling about the war
in the twenty-five states and the
District of Columbia which he visit
ed, lie says:
"Soon after starting across the
Contiucnt the realization that I was
entering war conditions hit me be
tween the eyes like a brickbat.
Every bridge, tunnel and round
house was guarded by boys in kahkj
and we dropped out newspapers and
magazines from' the car windows as
we passed their canvass camps.
"When I got off the train at Hur
ley, New Mexico a copper mill
town to "visit , my daughter, I
found' myself barred by a gate across
the street from the station. An
armed guard stood there to see that
n o suspicious character passed.
There had been an attempt to bomb
the mill. Germany was intriguing
in Mexico and instigating Mexicans
(Hurley is near the border) to all
kinds of deviltry. The manager of
the plant had gone to Santa Fe to
try to get tlic National Guard to
reinforce the home company ami
the machine-gun battalion.
"I reached Duluth just ill time
to see my youngest son march with
Hie National Guard in the Fourth
of July parade; that 'looked some
warlike to me. Everywhere I went
other father's sons were leaving for
the training camps. I was at a
meeting at the Lackawanna station
at Binghamton, N. Y., where the
railroad men raised a flag on the
top of the wireless tower which the
government had siezed and dis
mantled. One' of the superinten
dents of the line told how he had
two sons in the army; another had
three; one of the speakers had four.
The oldest son of my host was just
leaving to join the ambulance corps.
War has come a great deal closer
home to the firesides oMlie Main
land than it yet has here, lwcause a
larger proportion of the boys "have
actually said farewell. I reached
my brothers' in Montana just in
time to see his eldest son kiss his
June bride aiid leave her to run the
ranch. In his first letter home he
told how one, of his comrades on
the train saw his bride in a dead
faint in his sister's arms as te tram
pulled out. The pathos of war is
beginning to force itself on the
Spotted at a German Spy.
"Before I left Duluth I came
mighty near being arrested for try
ing to photograph the famous aerial
bridge that spans the hnrlor chan
nel through which all the Iron and
coal traflic of the lakes passes. My
son called my attention to the fact
that a policeman was watching me
ns soon as I got off the street car
with my camera in my hand. When
I bumped up against a guard with
a rifle, and he refused my rpquest
to be allowed to take a snapshot,
an oflicer who was standing by said
to me sternly: 'You can't put that
over here, old man I '
"In, passing through the Soo
locks, on a trip down the lakes, n
soldier with a rifle ready for use
stood in the bow of the ship, and
another in the stern, ns attempts
had been made to block the Soo
locks by blowing up ships in them.
"At Buffalo, I found the two
sons of my eldest brother, himself
a grand army man, drafted. They
had already served each a term in
the National Guard. Some of the
colleges had held commencement
days without graduating classes, as
the senior classes had already gone
into the ambulance corps, the naval
reserves, or some other branch of
service. Many small schools were
wondering if they would open at all
next fall, so many young men had
gone. When I stopped at in Chica
go to visit a cousin, one of his sons
was with the Naval Reserve and an
other in an officers' training camp.
7'0ne of the first things that
made a big war impression on me
was the Red Cross campaign every
where in evidence The enthusiasm
was simply wonderful. In one small
city, about the size of Honolulu,
perhaps, an apportionment of $100
000 had been laid. A little pre
liminary meeting of business men
was held to i plan ways of raising
this big sum. Before this meeting
was over the men in it had subscrib
ed $110,000. I attended the
public meeting in the High School
hall. I don't know how many
roses I bought for my buttonhole
before I got to the door. I bought
flowers enough from Red Cross girls,
on the trip to set up a flower stand.
That mass meeting that night was
simply indescribable. The people
gave, and gave, and gave until the
total was above $200,000 00, and
nobody seemed to want to go home.
They finally decided to make the
8100,000 a quarter of a million.
That was the gift of one little coun
ty in New York Broome County.
"Just a sample of the way the
women of Amerioaare taking the
war. I went with my sister around
to the Red Cross rooms in the
courthouse in a little town in South
Dakota. The room was so crowded
that I just stood at the door and
looked in. The women, young and
old, were busy. There were moth
ers and sisters whose sons and
brothers I saw say goodby at the
railway station, each boy carrying
a camp kit these loving hands had
made. There was a giey haired
woman whose grandson had come
from a neighboring state to bid her
goodby. -These women were taking
work home sweaters and mufflers
John R. Bergsirom
Rep. Honolulu Music Co.
Pianos and Player Pianos
on small monthly Payments.
PIANOS FOR RENT
TUNING AND REPAIRING
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Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
Are We Slaves?
WJien a man has the moral
courage to cut out a great
many unnecessary expendi
tures and save the money
for a really useful purpose,
he is a FREE MAN. All
people might live more
satisfactory lives if they
Be a FREE MAN! SAVE!
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and pajamas. I sat beside them in
church in many towns and watch
ed them knit through the services.
(Continued in next issue.)
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