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CIRCULATION LARGEST OF ANY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED
in the Territory of Hawaii.
Entrreil at the roilnflirp t Honolulu
a rixuiiJ iI.ua matter
It wits ii mistake to assume tlmt
tliiTti will be less tlimi tlto usual
number of candliliiU'H fur tliu SIOOu.
ollice of .Mil j or. t
)-' ; i i i njy;
If every ganio of banuball wcro as
InlercstliiK as the burlesque, the Ho
nolulu league would not bo forced to
worry oyer Its llnanclnl future.
Tlic editor of Council HlulTs lias
IdciiM Unit tire undoubtedly Identical
with those, held by Covprnor I'rear,
though the method of expression Is
Japan's retirement from the Impo.
rial Held and declared Intention 'to
keep down taxes by an undivided at
tention to domestic development, Ih
no check to the plans for obtaining
powder to burn.
'Ono hundred i.nd eighty live mil
lions of dollars were .wild to bo tied
up In New YmMmnl.R jiroparntory to
dividend payments and llrst-of-thc-
ycar disbursements. This should
hpirad a fair amount of good rheor In
the district so lately swept hy the
Vancouver's latest Incident bids
fair to add fuel to the lire of nntl
Japancno limitation within tlio borders
of tho big ally. A tlot started by
Japanese and n ltrltlslier done ' to'
death will be quickly taken up ns n
Yey to the fttturu If the races of tliu
Orient are allowed to movo freely to
this foreign territory.
Tliero Is much of satisfaction in
the prediction of Shotwell, who
writes the financial forecasts for
Hearst's papers, that, although tho
"professionals are bearish," tho care
fiil students of statistics call atten
tion to the fact that mills nnd factor
rles have been closed so extensively
that tho stock of manuftyturcd prod
ucts in stores Is about tho smallest on
record for this period of tho year. "It
is n remarkable thing that tho wholo
business world itemod to realizo tho
situation nt once nnd adjusted Hit nf
falrs accordingly. The result Is that
thero Is a shortage of products In
ninny lines of trade, and with liqui
dation almost completed on' tho part
of business men who have been over
extended, a revival of business is ex
pected early In the now year, llank
i'is who pay no attention to 'tho mo
mentary fluctuations of tho stock
market are looking ahead to a re
sumption of tho boom almost Imme
diately." ARE AMERICAN NAVAL SHIPS
READYFtm WAR? ,
What 13 very likely to ho nt tho
head of tho list of "articles of tho
' month" Is that published In tho Jan
uary McCluro's by Henry llouterdah
on "Tho Needs of Our Navy." If tho
word of this author may be taken
the navy of tho United Stntes, when
compared with Its foreign co'mpctl
tors, Is Ilttlo better for war purposes
than an aggregation of painted ships
on a painted ocean. Hitherto Heater-
dahl's chief claim to fa mo has been
as an Illustrators battleships a spec
Our country has $HG, 000,000. In
vested In warships and Itcutcrdahl
rays tho country Is by no means pro
pared for a naval light with any oth
er l'ower which makes any preten
tions to having n nnvy. Tho two
i;reat faults ho finds are. In tho armor
and tho open timet. Ho says ho !j
. not tolling anything Uiat hn not
been known to "alt foreign nations,
'the m'on of our own navy and espo.
clally tho President.
$ Mr. Keutcidahl points cut (hat
three years ago Russlu ranked as a
first-class naval power, but her navy
was obliterated in a single nftorhoon.
Ono vessel heeled over when stiuck.
' "It Is nornecessary to dwell upon
tho fate of the eight or nine litinarcr,
men upon a battleship which Is sunk
,llko this. Hut It Is worth while to
rnpltulnta tho Investment of tho Ha
ted States In battleships which la
'n first essential of a battleship pn
'te'ctlon of tho wator-llne. Wlthou
counting tho oarllei1 ships, this cojm
."i.try in tho past ten yeais has built
t ItiventvIflrst-elnKS baltleshlns. costtliK
Per m Moulin 8 .R
lr,ai amwltcretn l' S . ... I.oo
pir Yi it, Rtiwtlicrc In CA'iadl I. Wo
Prrv.tr mtald, (otelfttt ,,., . jj.oo
JANUARY 2. 1908
building now, which will cost us
SJfi, 000.000. In nil, our Investment.
In hn,ltlchlps Is over 14MUO,008.
No ship which this pajs for haa, or
has yet been planned to lihvo, u wu-ter-llno
piotectlon leacliiug nioro
than six Inches above tho water when
kilo Is ready to fight. The condition
of our nimorcd cruisers Is almost the
mine. Of our eight last armored
cruisers, which cost us moro Ulan
I0, 111)0,000., only two have n main
nimor-helt which extends above tho
"No other nation of tho world has
ever made this fundamental mistake.
ixcept In the case of n tew Isolated
ships. Tho French have always had
a high, continuous belt which reaches
fiom Ave to eight foot nliovo the water-line.
Tho British, for fcomo time
without tho continuous belt encirc
ling the entlio ship, have always rais
ed tho armor they considered vital
many feet nbovo tho water. The
Dreadnought their famous battle
thlp, cml)6d!ng the Becrct lessons of
tho nusslan-Jap.incso wnr repre
sents the principle upon which all
their ships aio being built today.
Meanwhile, the United Stntcs has live
-big battleships now building, nut ono
of them, In spite of tho continual pro
test of our sea-going olllccrs, with
r main belts above tho watcr-lluo.
ee of these nle, too far ujong to
ward completion to bo changed. Two
of them can bo'nltorcd by thopress-
i.ro of outBldo public opinion. Hut
thnt pressure mirt bo exerted soon
or It will be too late."
Mr. Rcuterduhl also says . that
man' of the faults of construction
which eaused tho complete destruc
tion of tho Russian nnvy between ono
ilslng nnd setting of tho sun, nre to
EILAUEA VOLCANO IN ERUPTION.
HILO, Dec. 3lst Tho entire pit
of tho crater K1LAUEA Is active and
(ho reflection from tho II ro liecnino
visible nt Hilo nt Ml o'clock last
night. (Special by WlrelcsS.)
Don't Miss the Opportunity of a
Go nr.d See the Wonder of the
Pacific in Action.
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Tho Volcano ran bo Islted wlf h com
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Information regarding tho
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Punchbowl Street . ', $3.00
Matlock Avenue $25.00
King Street ." .'. S16T)0
Kewalo Street $22.50
Liliha' Street $15.00
Kalihi Road , . . .$20.00
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Sjttivi IjimA' iLoJft
bo found In our shtps.
"Tho most Important protection of
a battleship, outside of the hull Itself,
Is that given to lis magazines. Never,
since the use of powder upon lighting
ships, has there been such danger to
to the magazines as exists in every
battleship and armored cruiser In tho
American fleet. It Is a tlrst principle,
recognized oven In the days of wood
en frigates, that powder must not lie
passed directly up to tho gun-deck
thtotigh n vertical shaft. Tho open
turret of the United States battleship
:e tho only violation of this principle
In the practice of the world.
"The opeh turret Is a conical shaft
leading straight down Into tho hull of
tho ship. At tho top of this Bhnft tho
powder Is loaded Into tho heavy gun;
nt Its-bottom Is tho hnndllng-room,
whero the powder Is delivered from
tho magazine; around thtsjiandllng
rooin, and opening directly Into it,
i.ro tho magazines, , t
"Tho guns' In tho turret nro flrod
with charges of smokeless powder.
This powder Is a. hard, round sub
stance, of a composition which looks
not unlike celluloid; Its grains In
the fhargoo foi . (ho,'hoiivlcst gun
tiro eyllndeis about tho size of n spool
of thread. Thcso grains of powder,
when unconflneJ, do not cxplqdo if
thev aro set on lire, but are consumer to -mention tlto objection to nro
life fizzling llre-craekers. No., v ,! ' . n.mong the other races drawn from
der present conditions nt lLa3t,.i c, ' ,all .over tho world,
tain number of accldout j lu lo .-r.z lf " becolnes necessary to do a lit
and firing guns cm be counted th. Uo shooting for tho good of ,tlio Jpl-
When these occur, the burning pow
der grains will fnll straight down In
to the handling-room. The chaigcs
In the handling-room will be set on
Hi e. and the wholo turret will bo
filled nt onco with n poisonous, nam
ing gas that destroys life Immcdlato
ly, and even melts the softer metals.
Three times already, by a mlr.iclo,
American ships hnvo been saved fiom
tho explosion of their magazines be
cause of this kind of accident."
No studied response has been made
(o Hetiterdahl, ns It will take some
time for tho specialists to compile
their data. Secretary Mctcalf has re
fused to discuss tho article with the
newspapers, nnd Rear Admiral Mel
HIo has briefly cxpfcsswl his opinion
thnt "Tpn for ton nnd gun for gun,
wo hnvo tho best warships of tho
It appears thus far to bo generally
ntrinltted, however, that tho bureau
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things they have to eat are
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We make a specialty of that
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Alexander young Cafe
ALEXANDER YOUNG BLDG
t.ytem for handling tho Navy Depart
ment Is a mistake, nnd It is ngalnst
Hits .8 stem that Heittcrdalil places
tho responsibility fo the shortcom
ings of our great fleet.
AMERICAN VIEW OF
LABOn IN HAWAII
Tho Council Dlults (la.) Nonpareil
publishes tho following editorial un
der the title "Hawaii Wants Amer
Gov. W. 1'. Krear of Hawaii, who
has. Journocd to Washington In
hopes of Interesting tho congregation
al pulse-string holders sunictcnlly to
Insure the pnssngo of bills In which
he Is interested, has Incidentally let
It bo known that ho has n plan for
the solution of Hawaii's labor prob
lem, concerning which moro or less
Is known In this country,
Governor t'rear says tho hope of
tho llawallaus lies in the American
peoplc,Whom he wants to Interest; to
in I grate to tho Islands In sulllcleiitly
large nuniberB to wive the day for
them. Discussing his plan, Governor
I'rear sajs, "Vfo uro trying to replnco
the Oriental laborers with n moro de-
sliahlo class of aliens from Huropc."
lie Indicates thnt that much of his
plan has nlit-ady partially succeeded.
"We have," he says, "succeeded In
getting a number of I'ortugticso nnd
Spanlnrds, who nro proving them
selves excellent citizens and valuable
laborers," nnd "If wo could get more
Americans In the Islands It would ho
n great help towards tho end desired,
for If they could bo had tho planters
would prefer them."
There Is no doubt of tho accuracy
of the Governor's -last statement, for
theio Is lib higher typo of laborer
tbun the American. Hut Americans
can hardly bo relied upon to glvo tho
desired relief. l'nncy American
workingmen emigrating to tho Isl-
I'liils and thero competing with for
eign laborers In tho hopo that event
ually they tho Americans will
crowd out tho others. It could, never
bo accomplished save In tho Imagina
tion of thoso who might make the
wIbIi father to tho thought.
So certain appears Governor Krcnr
of tho ultlmatn success of his plan.
However, that hV goes on to clplalh
Mint after the planters had employed
tnU Americans, ''tlin Orientals; flml
Ingork scarce, would leayo of tjn'Ir
own accord." i
Thctja are ih)W, according to Gov
ernor Kyf J. 0)00.1,(0) Jniiauesojn
tho Islaiiiiar.lKjj-irtvilargeytpf tho
coolie cli'-aud-Uiey-wlll .tontliuio to
remain a menaco to Uncrjcnn occu
paUpaJn Jug manner" suggested, not
Tinds. Americans for that purposo will
bo found soon enough, but ns for
Americans going thero ns laborers,
tho suggestion Is contrary to .tho
economic tides nnd won't scour.
London, Kng Dec. 22. William
Stead, editor of tho Review of Re
views, (n nn nrticlo Jn tho Dally
Mall, Justifying his recent advocacy
of Gicat Urltatn's icply to Germany's
r.nvnl program byiylng down two
Dreadnoughts for every ono Ger
mnny builds, argues that Germany
has weakened Instead of strengthen
ed her position In tho world by build
ing a fleet, lilicauso tile wholo German
navy virtually Is a hoatago In the
hands of a stronger naval power."
"For any power to hayo a fleet on
tho high soas," says tho writer,
"which s not tho strongest fleet
nlloat, Is an Incronso not of strength
but of vulnerability. Tor lnstnncc,
tho American fleet In tho Tactile Is
supposed to bo a menaco to Japan. In
icnllty, If It' ventures In tho northern
I'aclflc Unce Sam will be bound over
lo good behavior to tho whole value
of tho Meet. Tho United Stntcs, In
vulnerable cm land, Is venturing her
bond Into the Jaws of tho Japaneso
Hon, and whllo tho fleet remains in
tho I'aclflc, Americans will bo civil to
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