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title: 'Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, July 16, 1908, Fleet Edition, Section II, Image 11',
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EVENING BULLETIN ATLANTIC FLEET EDITION,
HAWAII'S NATIONAL GUARD IS WELL ORGANIZED AND EFFICIENT -
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Developed From Ha
waii's Army Before
(BY COL. J. W. JONES.)
lie rolled upon In time of war along
with htR brother of the Regular Ar;ny
iih a first line of ilcfenno fot the coun
try. No longer when the flrt call
comcH yv 111 volunteer reglmcntn lie
mustered In before those or tho organ
ized nillltla and tlmo bo consumed
through the tedious proccwi hereto
ore obtaining: no longer will be main
tained Imperfectly nrmed, (quipped
and disciplined guardsmen, nhelhcr
officers or enlisted men, and the Na
tional Guard will cease for over to bo
anything but n real service force, tho
members of which may be called upon
to servo tho Federal flovernment for
FrSlo .l nm' Ai D,J8.n 'Ln term.' of tVeTr enliment or com'
w . .?,y.i?o f."i0,i,.nJ' -J!LU.,i"l-"'',,"" ft "?r '" State tc
nllHH '" "W,nlie.lthlg no Io,1KCr merely tho police arm
ri,.'. ini e i.. a. .1..... h n of the State or Territory, but Is also
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purposo Is In promote, the efllclcncy of
the mllllln, but 1th deoper significance
In, that it Is1 now the 'law of the land
ns Intended by the framcrs of the Con
stitution that the citizen soldier shall
COL. J. WAITER JONES.
Adjutant General and Chief of
Staff of the National Guard of Ha
waii, Mr. Jones hai been intimately
' connected with the military service
of the Hawaiian Islands for many
years, serving as Commanding Of
ficer and later as the Colonel of the
first regiment. General McArthur,
on his tonr of inspection said of Col.
Jones, that he was a most efficient
i officer and should war come at any
time Col. Jones should be given a
ment to bo used In like manner as tho
The military policy of the Nation, as
outlined by Col. E. M. Werner, chief
of tho Militia lMtlslon, may now, In
lime of pence, bo determined In ac
cord with Its time honored doctrine of
t dying upon Its citizen soldiery in
time of need, and n system may now
bo developed of dhldlliK tho country
Into territorial districts, each district
containing a snfllclcnt number of Na
tional Guard and Regular foiccs to
constitute nn Army corps, which
would be subdivided, according to tho
UBiinl organization, into dmslons and
brlgatcs. With such a system In ex
tstence and properly developed, the
declaration of wnr would not mean
such confused and congested condi
tions with reference to tho mobiliza
tion of troops and collcctlcn of mater
ial as has characterized the outbreak
of wnr in the past, and especially tho
outbreak of the Spanish War, With
such n system properly developed, the
declaration of wnr would mean simply
tho opening of reserve depots. Issuing
war supplies therefrom, the calling of
the men to the regimental colors, ami
the orderly concentration, of the units
Into their permanent organlratlona.
Within 30 hours nrter the declaration
of war, it ought to be possible to Imo.
under such a system, several Army
corps uuder arms, organized and ready
for military operations, instead or the
laborious and ineffective processes
that have hcretoforo characterized tho
mobilization and preliminary training
of the Volunteer forces In this country.
The relations of the Regular Army
and National Ouard are closer than
ever before, tho Regular officers tak
ing u keen Interest in tho welfare and
development of the Ouard, actively on
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xeeiment in the armed forces of the ls,lnK nt n11 I,olnts ,ho 8,ep by 8tep
regiment, in inc annra lorees oi iue education and development
United States. The growth ana effl- '. ... ,,. .,.,., ,, ,, w..
dency of the National Guard of Ha- Department while the guardsman Is
wall has been largely due to Col. doing his best to profit by the advice
Jones' interest and ability.
GEN. JOHN H. SOPER. . .
Mr. Soper was retired wjth the rank of Brigadier General, National
Guard of Hawaii on April 2nd, 1907. This honor is the only one of its
kind ever conferred on a military officer of Hawaii, and was a special
recognition by the United States government of Mr. Soper's services.
Gen. Soper was horn at Plymouth -England, Nov, 17, 1840, came to the
United States during his childhood, and attended the public schools of
Chicago. He removed to Vallejo, Cal., Sept. 11, 1871, where he married
Mary Wundenberg. He was a miner, prospector, farmer, and a planta
tion manager from 1803 to 1804; Marshall Hawaiian Kingdom, 1884 to
1886, and 1888 to 1800; Commander in Chief of military forces of the
Provisional Government of Hawaii, Jan. 17, 1893; Adjutant General,
chief of staff,' 1894 to 1007; retired April 2, 1907, as Brigadier General.
He has been president of the Hawaiian News Co. Ltd., since 1886, and is
prominent in business circles of Honolulu.
Ouard from what It was at tho tlmo
of tho passage of tho Mllltla Law by
Congress In 1903. so much so, that
former members who have not been In
and training given. It Is a dlfferenttouch with and kept abreast of the
A Cafe that serves good
meals is bound to be
popular, and with
it will surely Lead in the race
for popular favor.
Prompt Service, Good, Well
Cooked food in a Cfean, Com
fortable Room. You don't
pay for frills at the
llotel St., near Fort
Gunthers and Home-Made Candies
changes made since that tlmo, should
they ngaln become members of tho
Guard, would hno to learn what
would bo to them a practically new
klHtcm. So too will bo tho difference
in development between tho present
time and the 21st day of January,
l!i 10, tlmo fixed by Congress for all ot
the organized mllltla tn bo "organized,
firmed, cqulpied and disciplined In
such manner ns may bu prescribed foi
the Regular and Volunteer Armies of
the United States."
Under the proscnt law not only may
the organized mllltla bo called Into
lbe honlco of the Tederal Govern
ment, but Immediately following Its
ktnIcc call may come a call by the
President for tho rescrvo mllltla,
which is composed of nil malo citizens
mid thoso who lime declared their In
tention to become citizens, wlio arc
not members ot the organized mllltla.
unci who are over the age of eighteen
cud under tho age of forty-five. Such
a cull would find many willing to serve
with but few prepared, and that un-
preparedness would ltnlly affect the
efficiency of such a force for n con-
NAVAL SUN IT HHUIUI
(Continued from Page 2)
Inc. Ships of tho Army and Navy
nro nblo to notify tho respectlvp head
quniters In Honolulu wh.it they want
In the way ot coaling, and It can bo
on tho barges nnd waiting when they
nrrlvo. For a Pacific "cross roads"
port ships liko Honolulu, tho wire
less Is Indispensable.
v Tho marines which nro statlonod
hcio nro not now within tho enclosure
of tho station, ns n camp has been ei
tabMshcd for them moro to tho south
wiu'd, and named Cnmy Very, Horo,
they llvo, tramping to and from the
original enclosure when going on or
In connection with tho station, tho
government controls two largo
wharves, used principally In coaling
work. These whancs nro well built
nnd commodious. Hero battleships
and crulsors huo coaled and horo
tho battleships of Admiral Spcrry's
Atlantic Fleet will tako on supplies.
Thcro has been a movement on
foot for years to lnno a hydrographtc
stution established hero in connec
tion with tho naval station, but this
has noor been dono.
As nil saluting lor tho port has to
bo dono by tho stution, a battery of
two light field guns Is kept 'In tho
onclosuro for this purpose.
Social relations of tho people ot
Honolulu with the naval station have
ulwnys been very pleasant. Officially,
tho placo has a great record.
Among popular commandants, none
lmo stood hlghor In tho popular esti
mation than tho present ono. Captain
Cm win P. Hees, U. 8. N. Ho Is a
member of tho urmid Aimy ot the
Ilcimbllc. nnd has through, this and
(.thur channels Identified himself
with tho city. Ills selection for this
poit nt a time whon Pearl JIarbor Is
tn bo dovolopod demonstrates the
high esteem In which ho Is held by
the Nay Department.
slderable period of time nn I noeen.
tnto a laborious conrp of preliminary
training to ovnicrmie. Nn troops nrn
really fit tn take the field until they
nre versed In the elementary prin
ciples ot the drill regulations, and
while the enlisted men may acquire
tho knowledge required of them with
in n reasonably phort time, It Is not
so with the officers, who must care
fully study the elements of minor tac
tics, topography and field engineering.
and they must prepare their com
mands by careful administration, dis
cipline and drill.
Tho National Guard of Hawaii wan
organized in 1893 as a regimental or
ganization nnd was composed of one
tegular Infantry company, four mllltla
Infantry nnd one mllltla artillery com
pany. Shortly thereafter ono of the
mllltla companies wai mustered Into
regular service nnd two mllltla com
panies of Infantry organized. Thoso
conditions continued until the Federal ,
Government assumed control In 189S,
when tho two companies" wore relieved
from regular service and tho Guard
was tontlnued as a portion ot tho mil
ltla'of the United 8tates, first receiv
ing under the U. S. Mllltla Law i
1903. Its apportionment of the allot
ment ot the million dollars appropriat
ed by tho Congress under tho provi
sions of section 1661 of the Revised
The National Ouard ot this Terri
tory has taken, Us place with the or
ganized mllltla of the other States and
Territories In tho new system, and
has been striving to meet the require
ments of tho War Department In all
resnects. and has held Its own with
some of the States In meeting those
requirements. It Is now composed of
eight companies and two hospital dC'
tnchmentB with the necessary officers
nnd required staff departments, 'and Is
being Increased under tho regulations
requiring a regimental organization of
twelvo companies. Upon completion
ot the fortifications on tho' Island ot
Oahu the Guard will bo required to
perform tho duty of Coast Artillery.
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Under tho declared Miller of tho
War Department to retain at their
homo stations the State troops serving
in tbo Coast Artillery, a considerable
advantage, in case of war, would ac
crue to men enlisting In tho organized
mllltla In time of peace who were as
signed to duty with the Coast Artll-
lerv. In that Ihnv would tin fullv nrn.
pared for duty and serve near their
own homes, while thoso who wcro nr-
bltrarlly taken under a call on the
reserve force, would have no prepar
ation In their duties and would huo
to undergo the laborious process In
cident to the enlistment and prelim
inary training ot recruits In tlmo of
war, with no guarantee of being re
tained to sorvo near their own homes.
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Honolulu has' C Woodwork and Plan
ing Mills. , .
COL. C. W. ZEEGLER, '1st Begl, N. G. H.
Charles W. ZieRler, the recently elected commander of the First
Regiment, National Guard of Hawaii, has been long in the military ser
vice and is a most efficient officer. He first entered on a military career
when he enlisted 'in Company B, 2nd Inf., Begt. N. G. of California, in
1876. He was made Corporal 1877 and Sergeant Jan. 21, 1878. He was
transferred to. Comoany D, 2nd Art. Regt. National Guard of California,
1881, and made First Sergeant Tune 10, 1881. After coming to Hawaii
he joined the Honolulu Rifles in 1887 and was annointed Sergeant Ma
ior of the Honolulu Rifle Battalion. Commissioned Second Lieuteaut
Company D, H. R., Hay 11, 1888. Commissioned Captain Company A, H.
R., Jan. 3, 1889; commissioned Captain Company A, N. O. H Feb. 9,
1893; commissioned Captain Company F, N. G. H Feb. 10. 1894; com
missioned Major Dec. 1, 1898; commissioned lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1,
1B0Z; commissioned Colonel March 29, 1907. Placed on retired list April
15, 1907. Commissioned lieutenant Colonel and Inspector General Not.
2, 1907; commissioned Colonel June 22. 1908.
"Within my lifetime," biivs lJepresentutivo IlielimoiuluP.
ITobson, i'l expect to f I'cnrl Hnrbor become, tlie frt,'4'st
lmrnl station in tho world. I make thia statement bcenifsu it
presents llm ono combination of physical condition, that $
mnkes jxxsiblo n grout miviil station us tho foeus of radii of
2,500 mile to tbo Pacific Coast." '
WW W a pss
w nen you annic uauuer ;
Beer you think of home
Is the BEST because it pro
duces the joy of conviviality
without the effects of a jag.
No other beer does this.
It is the BEST BEER for
several reasons, not the least
of which is the small propor
tion of alcohol it contains
You oanget it at any Honolulu Bar or Hotel
Wholesale. at the Bottling Works
RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS
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