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Lost by Kauai Y. M. C. A.
THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUG. lit, 1919
One 20 ampere rheostat for
moving picture equipment. Made
ly Stout Machine Co. of lioekfonl,
Illinois, and 1ms their name plate
Finder please report to the Gar
den Island or either of the Y. M.
A. secretaries. Reward tillered.
Hottest On Record
Saturday, August !)lh, bears the
unenviable distinction of being the
hottest day tin record in Honolulu
.XN.U degrees. When it comes to
hot weather, Lihue gladly sur
. renders the palm to Honolulu.
Our reading for that same day
lUNIKAlPjK AND CARPENTER
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Buildings and fSenernl
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Bank of Hawaii, Ltd.
Real Estate and Insurance
NO. 125 Ul MERCHANT ST.
P.O. Box No 594 Honolulu
everything in the
Silver and Gold Line.SJ
Rich Cut Glass and
Merchandise of the
Best Quality Only.
f P. O. Box 342 Honolulu
DUPLEX Fireless Cooker I
A cheap cut of meat stewed, roasted
nr loileu hi tliu Duplex will be T
I Experiences at the Front j
Teniler uul Juii'V.
Autoiuatie Steam Vent in bid
t Aluminum i.inms.
No. 25, One-hole, Price $18.50
No. 50, Two-holes, Price $32.50 J
Sold on F.asy Pay Plan
. .- t I I M UAnakiusinaH
63-65 King Street Honolulu
There came to tin? dill (leu Is-j
liiutl Ollice olio Tuesday morning,
ii quiet, intelligent and manly
looking young Hawaiian hoy,
dressed in the picturesque uni
form of t'nele's Sam "over seas"
veterans. He gave liis name as
lolin All Chung, said lie had just
got olf the Kinau, ami fame in to
give us an interview before lie
started on his way to Kilauea to
visit his parents. The Garden
Island certainly appreciate his
thoughtfulness in so doing and ex
tends to him the hearty thanks,
not only of the paper, but of all
Kauai for giving the public a
chance to hear of the experience
of a Kauai boy fresh from the
lields of France.
Ready to do His Part
"I am n graduate of Kameha
melia School and had been work
ing in the Hawaiian Electric
Company, Honolulu for a year
when America entered the war.
"I joined the. Aloha Contin
gent of Hawaii (28th Engineers)
and with them left for the Coast
June !)th 1!)18.
"At Washington D. C. I got
separated from the rest of the
bunch and was put in with the
'2'.l Enginers, the only Hawaiian
in that bunch.
"We sailed from New York,
June 2:ird on the "Ked Italia"
and took twelve days to go
Spotted a Submarine
''Gee! it was some exciting
going across. The tirst few days
most of the boys were busy being
sea-sick of iiettinji used to the
thoughts of being away from
United States territory, but on
the fourth day out we had excite
ment enough, for we spotted a
submarine. The destroyers got
busy and destroyed it some of
the men on the submarine were
rescued bv the destroyers of
course we were not allowed to
stop for anything or any body
all transports sailed under strict
orders to go right on, and not
stop even if one of the ships in
the convoy got into trouble. It
was the business of the destroyers
to attend to those filings.
He Didn't Cure He Could Swim
'Some of the boys got awfully
excited and scared but me 1
didn't care for I can swim and I
had faith to believe that a des
troyer would pick me up if I got
spilled in the water.
''Twice after that we sighted
submarines, one on the 8th day
out and one just a day before we
landed at Brest.
.1 Feic Bubbles und Trace of Oil
"Two of the beasts were sunk
with no signs of seeing any body
aboard. Just a few bubbles and
an oilv mess on the water, and
then "pau." It was a queer ex
perience being surrounueu 03
those "subs" and having them
sunk that way without us really
seeing much of anything. It
would have been a good deal
queerer if they had hit us which
the destroyers sure were smart
enough to prevent.
"We landed at llrcst on the
twelfth day and were taken from
there by train to Tremble in cars
that were marked "40 men or 10
horses," like you see in the movie
Under Shell Fire
"At Tremble we got our iirst
sample shell firing. We staid
there six months and believe me
we got used to artillery for the
(lei-mans were shelling the town
"From Tremble we were moved
on to Dieulouanl where we were
stationed for six weeks. Here the
tiring was tierce, and the Dth in
fantry which was stationed there
lost lots of men, as the (jermans
were trying to wipe out the town
They had captured 1 he town earl
ier in the war, and it had been 11
taken by the Fren;h sometime be
fore America got in the fight and
when our boys arrived on the
scene the Hermans were trvinjr to
retake it again but they could
not do it.
Doing Time in a Quarry
Yes, we were in that town
too, alt ho not with the infantry
men, but with the 2:rd. engineers
of which there were 2."() men or
one company. The other two
companies of that battalion were
stationed elsewhere Our special
job was to quarry rock to supply
this company with material for
road building, bridge and the
like. The shells fell all around
us, but none of us happened to
get hit. we were lucky. Our
hours were not long S hours
work a day, but it was hard work
while it lasted.
1o) Over Armistice
"It was while we were busy
here at Dieulouanl that the arm
istice was signed. . There was a
great noise whistles blew all
day long, bells were rung and the
people paraded the streets shout
iug and singing. We joined with
the crowd and yelled our throats
sore. I never was so happy in
my life, nor so excited.
"My six-months was up and I
was allowed my seven days leave
of absence, so on Novenber 13 in
company with my chums, I went
to Metz in the Lorraine sector.
I was one of the first American
bovs to enter Metz. It is a beau
tiful fortified town, never had
been touched by shot or shell.
The American and French army
army were getting ready to make
a concerted attacg on the place
and had turned all naval guns in
that direction and were to have
started the bombardment Novem
ber 14th. The armistice prevent
ed them carrying out their plans.
"The Herman troops were with
drawn from the city as soon as
the armistice was signed, so that
we saw only the friendly inhabi
tants who seemed pleased to wel
come us and they certainly gave
us the glad hand. It was won
derful to stroll about that well
kept and beautiful city nd to see
no shell holes or other signs of
wreck or ruin, so different from
what we had been used to.
"After a few days at Metz we
returned to Dieulouard.
Mentone and Monte Carlos
"I had now served my six
months and was due a week's
leave of absence which was given
me. Some friends and I went to
Mentone on the Mediterranean sea
passed through Monte Carlos, an
hours ride on the train from Men
ton, on our way to that beautiful
city of Nice where so many Amer
ican soldiers went while on leave.
Beautiful sea and sky and so rest
ful after the shot and shell and
confusion of war.
While in Nice we went for a
days outing at the famous Monte
Carlo gambling pavilion this
place is owned by an Italian
Prince Monaco who rules over a
very small province.
UuntbUng Treasure Galore
"Sure we went inside the gam
bling den ami what is more, were
escorted through by pretty Ked
Cross nurses who took us every
where. It is a beautiful, immense
building, took us two hours to go
through! W ent into the vault
where all the gold is kept and an
obliirinir attendant opened the
drawers and showed us the glit
terimr idles of irold coins. No
they were hot gambling while we
were in there: it wouldn't have
dune us any good if they had been
for we would not have been per
mitted to play but it would have
bi'cn interesting to watch the
"Montone is the last French
city on the Mediterranean, and a
twentv minutes walk takes one to
TIP TOP THEATRE
The Twelfth Chapter of "HANDS IP"
Pathe Weekly News Pictorial
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
Ethel Clayton in "Maggie Pepper
Supported by Elliott Dexter, Raymond Hatton and all star cast
The Thirteenth Chapter
THE LION'S CLAW
Pathe Weekly News Pictcrial
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
Jesse L. Lasky Presents
"You Never Saw Such a Girl"
Few Girls Wear Tiotisers
lut this girl had a problem to unravel. An d motor
car, a pair of trousers, a dog and a shot K'm and sin-
in (plr-st nf
' 1 '
what?--come mid see.
Another Big Comedy Screen
Pathe weekly News Pictorial
VI V IAN MAILT 1 1ST
ja ")rcu Never Sav S-vh A Girl"
Coming Tuesday, August 26th I
Wallace Reid in "Alias Mike Moral"
the Italian border. Of course we
took that walk one day just to
say we had been to the boftidary
line and to Italy.
"Well, we took our week oil
and L'S davs travelling to and from
the Italian border and back again
to Mentone. There we were or
dered to Varrens, where we spent
one and a half months.
the transport Thomas and beat it I that homesickness as soon as I
for Honolulu. j can. by going right on to Kilauea
"Docked at Honolulu harbor, to see my mother and father.
Sunday morning August .'!rd, at i
S o clock and left the next dav for
"There we worked, the dermaii
prisoners, over-seeing thvni while
they "mended the roads, repaired
auto trucks and generally made
themselves useful. At odd mo
ments they carved brass shells
for souvernirs, engraving them in
any way we liked. I brought
some home with me.
Meek as Whijied Hoys
"You ask if they were civil?
O, yes, entirely ioo much so. They
never showed any spirit, but were
as meek as whipped dogs. Iid I
like them? Well yes, 1 did at
times, because they caused no
trouble but whenever I remember
ed what I had seen in a village at
Normandy, I got real mad with
them. W hy, there I actually saw
six little girls who had had their
breasts cut oil' by tierman sol
diers. They were -poor, pale lit
tle things ranging all tin way
from li years to i: years of age.
Their parents were dead . That
was the only sample of Ilun cruel
ty I saw but that was enough for
inc. It makes me sick to think
of those girls even now.
"After six weeks in Varrens we
left for Brest and on dune :!.", l'.U!)
we left on the Patricia hoevard
bound for good old New York
which we reached .Inly ."th, and
weren't we a happy lot of guys to
there. Went to Niagara Palls ami
stopped at Chicago and from
there went on to San Francisco
and to the Pdesidio. where 1 got
my honorable discharge, boarded
Kauai on the old Kinau.
"I got mighty homcsuk while
in France even tho I did get my
letters, they would come six or
seven in a bunch and it took four
months to get an answer to a let
ter sent to Hawaii.
"So now I am going to cure
A o More War For Him
"I am glad 1 enlisted and
mighty glad I had the good luck
to gel to France and help to do
my part but I don't ever want to
have to enlist again or go to an
"Hawaii nei is good enough for
Honolulu Music Co. Ltd.
JAMES W. BERGSTROM, Manager
Ampico Reproducing Pianos, Knabe, Fis
her, Haines and Kroeger Pianos, Victor
and Columbia Machines and Records.
Latest Sheet Music and Player music rolls,
Pianos and Player Pianos on small month
ly payments. Pianos tuned and repaired
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