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CHARLES S. CRANE. MtnnRcr.
PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO MEN.
Christmas, with its tidmiis uf peace on earth, u lwill to men,
comes this year t the close of a period lilood drenched with war,
Jlid.Europehas shuddered at ( linstiiin nations indiili;inK in an orny
of torture, outraue and slmifiliter. which spared neither sex nor ai,'e
The Orient has witnessed anew the horrors of revolution in China,
with its accompanying sacking of cities, destruction of property, los
of life in battle and busy executioners anions the vanquished. .Japai.
has been forced to take action airauist incipient revolutions in More
and Formosa, while the soldiers of I'nele Sam have been busied ii
various little eamiiiiiinis in the Philippines. North Africa has sect
plenty of, flnhtuiir,"'wiUi'lthli!m, French, Hritish and Spanish puni
tive forces arrayed ajrainst the tribesinen. South Africa 1ms liner
the scene of racial violence, with Hritish subjects from India harriec
by British subjects of Natal and the Transvaal. North America has
watched with horror the plight of the Kepulilic of Mexico, revolution
ridden, its capital running with the blood of the assassinated, its state?
despoiled, its commerce paralyzed and the lives of its foremost
wasted in a purposeless stnifriile, while on either flank are gathered
the warships of the nations, threateninc intervention.
For this nation the year just dosing has been one of rumors ol
war abroad and of bitter industrial strife at home.
But the Christmas sun rises this morning with a promise of world
Wide betterment. Europe is aj;ain at peace and the warlike senti
ment of the more powerful nations is subsiding. The great armir
have been demobilized; the' fleets no longer cruise stripped foi
action; the sectarian bitterness that has marked the year for (Irea
Britain is moderating in the light of reason. Asia has settled dowi
to a promised period of reconstruction. Statesmanship is at worl
to solve the labor troubles of the Hand. The optimists see a ra,
of hope ahead for Mexico.
One of the most hopeful signs- of the times is the encoiiragemeii'
given to the suggestion from the greatest naval Power for "a nnvn
holiday" and another is the ready response that has greeted the
suggestion of the- United Status that ,the nations enter into a com
pact to "stop a thinking spell" before plunging over the brink ol
Peace on earth, goodwill to men, has probably been hastened by
the wars and the hatred of this year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hun
dred and Thirteen. Each continent has had its lesson; each haf
been horrified with its wanton shedding of blood.
Hawaii, sheltered by distances, warmed by the temperate-tropic
sun, cooled by the trades of the everlasting June, has remained un
scathed by the temper tempests of the year. Here the brotberboof
of men has known no jar; here has been industrial peace, here lm-been
plenty, without suffering, without rancor and without strife
Greatly blessed has liven the lot of Hawaii nei and this because tin
lesson of the Christ Child, told nineteen hundred years ago, ha.1
become a great part of the life of the land, epitomized jn its iin
tional motto, lived by iK people, taught by kamaaimi to nialihini
by one race to another.
Here, of all places on find's footstool, we can with meaning am'
heartiness wish one to another a Merry Christmas.
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AMERICAN SHIPPING MENACED.
American shipping engaged in Oriental trade on the Pacific, will
probably be driven out of business in the event of the enactment ol
LaFolIette's so-called Seamen's Bill, introduced in congress as Sen
ate Bill No. 136, which passed in the senate October 'J.l last. It ii
claimed that with tho restrictions -placed on American ships they
could not hope to compete with vessels of Oriental or other foreigi
The result would be that American ships would hu'enmpcllcd'ti
go out of business. Honolulu would sutler by this for the reason
that the steamers Manchuria, Mongolia, Korea mid Siberia, cost'uif.
approximately si.10,000,000 and giving employment to hundreds ol
officers, sailors and other employes, would, it is claimed, be drivei
out of tho Oriental business. Tho Pacific Marine Review has made, i
careful stndy of the conditions whieh it is believed are certain to fol
low the final approval of the La Follette bill. The editor of the Pa
cific Marine Review points out the had points of the measure in
"There is not one word in this bill that will enhance tho safety ol
life at sea. There is not one condition in this bill which will create
or offer an opportunity for any American boy to go to sea, for th'
reason that there will be no American ships in existence, and, one ol
tho leaders of the Seamen's Union, in bis own statement before r
committee of congress, said: 'This bill will Hood American port
with the best seamen of the world.'
"'With the ports flooded vtith the best seamen in the world, when
does the bill give an opportunity for on American hoy upon in
American ship which will not exist 1
"Will congress dare to enact this bill into a law and wipe the
American ship oft' the ocean and give a great competitive nation tin
exclusive trade of one of the greatest oceans of the world, so far iu
this country is concerned, and destroy the last vestige of an oppor
tunity for the American hoy to go to sea? the last opportunity to
build an American ship in an American shipyard. Will congress
dare to comply with the demands
of the foreign sailors, for, as n(
American sailors exist, this can only be a demand of snilm
agitators, that the American Flag shall be swept from the scasf Will
the people of this country permit congress to carry out so dastardly
THE HIGH COST OF LIVING.
The figures given elsewhere in this issue indicate that about all
that the Democratic turilf tii)keis have done to i educe the high cost
of living in Hawaii Is' to give us a ten per cent reduction in the price
of mutton and eleven per cent oil' on oranges. Those who prefoi
beef to mutton have to twelve
pay per cent more than a vear ago.
The Democrats have very effectively l educed Hawaii's high cost
of living by making it diflicull for some of us to live at all. Manv
t man has thought of going back Ens! to live with' his wife's Tolk's
until this "winter of our discontent" is over, only, dod gaM it, the
down East winters niv really ami truly cold. Honeu, mihio people
me trying to worry along until the cold snap is over.
v.o iiiiucimiiiiiI that the leader f the I'nienitl.id, trim In their
party ami their principles voted unaniiiioii.lv at the caucus of their
central committee, to MiUtitute mutton fur turktiy nt the ('liristnuu,
frulttl board Tin leaden, of the minority wviy, on Die contrary,
will nIiiiiiI nioiiiid and wnteh mime mure loriiuiMln plulocnit eat iin
Hie Aimiieiiii miliNiii fur "reform" hiiih, but tin wiiinln
lillint nave it. oiiiw nveiy I I went)' yetim The wwj fHtlll' of III
iin" Mtiiutjmj U that tb whim try Im u"t Ui uiuy "lufoniiiNi"
Midi Qr, mm tkm lb AiliUiJilitfaji will
Hoi I ixpciliiiejit a in hoijw wltlt U "bkb JK" I L
i i I'lioiiuh now i" koijtty im MM ft
HAWAIIAN GAfclTTB. mmw wcivnrn . wit wrrKiv
KXTKAVAQANOE OF AMERICAN PEOPLE
iTlwd we, nw a nation, me irndh of wanton exlrmiiimiire Im heHi
.ireuiiently clmrgt'd agiiuiNt lis by men of other iiiitiiiinlilut who
imve come among im for the purpose or tlng up mir pemiltnnttos,
and that the accusation in uell founded in pretty well evinced in the
fact that no iniiiiy of u even have our life insurance mortgnged in
"teeplng up tho pace that so truly iiiorlaiiiM mir cxtriiwigtiucc, miys
El Paso Times.
Steps to stem the rapid increase in tin- moitgagmg of life
iiolicieH by policyholders throughout the country are being
seriously considered by the Association uf Life Insurance Presidents,
which has just closed its seventh annual meeting m New York The
.lieu at the head of this organization represent about three-fourths
)f the insurance in force in American companies, and thovJiavo givp
Hit the statement that more th'flh5:iO.(1KJltt)(fd(iav('"tbSVXiltT6l'ell
'iy the policyholders from the reserve fund eif their-' elimpanics,
which amount to about throe and n half billion dollars.
One suggestion made to the meeting which is under serious eon
lideration is that loans on insurance policies thus made should Ik
nade with a promise on the pint of the borrower to pay back tin
um borrowed nt a definite time. At present only about one Joan in
u is repaid, the mull being that the insurance protection is
reduced in the majority of instances where loans are made
Figures presented at the meeting referred to showed that mortgages
on policies had increased from three and one-third per cent of
he reserves in 1888 to sixteen peV cent in 1912. and thy amount will
iiobably be increased to eighteen per dent this year.
"In subjecting this fund to loans," said Arthur E. Childs of Uos
on, Massachusetts, "life insurance companies have left it open U
my whimsical desires of the insured and already too serioiis
been made upon it. The temperament of the American public
lill'ers from that which one finds elsewhere. This country is a new
iountry, where development has been very rapid, where opportunity
co make money is ever presenting itself and where the ruling
is to acquire wealth. In such n country temptations are
arising, urging men to invest all their available funds in enterprises
which may or may not be profitable. In such a country
Ibis tenik'ncy naturally and easily leads men to desire to avail them-.elves
of all ready means to procure funds to put into such inviting
entiiim Therefore it behooves the insurance companies to guard
heir insurance funds against the ravages of such a temperament.
'Ve have in this country an extravagant public, pi nimbly the
nost extravagant public in the most extravagant age. The' very
lenple who are living up to mid even beyond their income, depending
ipon their insurance for the future protection of their families, arc
.he very people who are mortgaging their insurance just as soon n
'he deposits are large enough to satisfy some of their more expensive
lesircs. They either forget the original purpose for whieh they took
die insurance or they allow their selfish desires for temporary enjoyment
to outweigh their appreciation of the necessity for providing
for the future. Under such conditions the best interests of the
public demand Hint we make it moie difficult for the insured to
hypothecate these funds.
"Twenty billion dollars of insurance in force is provided by the
wo hundred and fifty companies organized in this country, aiid'upon
the satisfactory maturity of these policies stands the success of the
"The companies have accepted these obligations, not with the expectation,
of being called upon to fulfill them today or tomorrow,
uit with the idea that the majority will run for many years. It is
inite necessary, then, in order that the companies may' be assured of
their ability to fulfill these contracts when thev fall due. that thi'
die allowed to 'ihvfst their funds in such securities as will irive an
'idoquatc return over a long period of years and yet at the same time
ifi'er "unicient. guarantee for future maturity." '
. . - '.
DOCTOR HOUSTON'S CURE FOR TRUSTITIS.
The report of Secretary Of Agriculture Houston;, issued December
s, is along the line of the old newspaper explanations of what the
matter was with Kansas, .before that State sent itstiaiitload pf
farm mortgages as ainexhihit to the St. Loijis. exposition. After
i,,,,l.;.,.. K. .!.,!,. .... ii, ,. i..:n:.... ..: ii. .,.' ,. ,
iiMiuuiiiK iiini.i mi un: iiiuiii iimi uiu preceding ou-ministration
busied itself largely with investigations of the problems
of production, the secretary points out that that field is more or
less worked out and that the farm problems that the department
will now center on are: "Increased tenancy; absentee ownership;
iils depleted and exploited; inadequate business methods; dependence
on foreign nations for food supply, marketing organizations;
improved rural credit facilities, and, cooperative efforts promoting
equity and justice."
Once more the large-sounding college professor's catalogue of
ills that affect the body politic! The secretary's report ought to
have borne the title head: "What is the matter with the United
States?" So far as we are aware there was never anything the
matter with it or with the American farmer as long asTainu Jim
Wilson was handling our agricultural destinies. Compare this Bourbon
wail of hard times with Wilson's rampant optimism. Houston
"We have unmistakably reached the period where we must think
uid plan. As a Nation we are suffering the penalty of too great
ease of living and of making a living. It is not smgiilar, therefore,
(hot wp should find ourselves in our present plight. Becklessness
and wiujto have been incident to our breathless conquest, and wo
have had our minds too exclusively directed to the establishment
of industrial supremacy in the keen race Tor competition with foreign
nations. We have been so bent on building up great industrial
centers by every natural and artificial device that we have
had little thought for the very foundations of our industrial existence."
Now, doesn't that sound like (latent medicine literature where
the "prospect" is first frightened to death, and then assured that
Doctor Bill jam's Blue Pills for Blue People is the one and only sovereign
remedy for all the ills that flesh is heir to?
Doctor Houston suggests that the epidemic disease nfllicting the
United States is that deadly and insidious miasma Trust it U. the
cure for which is to take tablespoon doses three times a day of Good
Old Doctor Wilson's famous Anti-trust Salts. No more trusts, fellow
farmers cooperation is the thing! Not the real article, but
v , A CHRISTMAS EVE.
Christinas Eve in Honolulu, with its happy gathering of thousands
of smiling, joyous people. centeriiiL' from five continents.
'pliers sights not to be seen in any other city of the globe. Jostling,
wiimw ui einow, lauginng and merry making, throng while and black,
ydlow and brown, each mi equal part of the whole which goes to
make up the cosmopolitan citizenship of the Crossroads of the
Bright colored confetti, tossed from curb to street car, from
street car to auto, fiom housetop to street, falls with glad impartiality
upon broadcloth, serge and cotton, upon tresses of glossy black,
golden blonde or si Ivory white, upon motor cloak, opera gown,
kimono, Chinese blouse, Portuguese shawl, Spanish mantilla or
llimigas, lllld each wearer n welemne In Hi
C'lirUiiium Hakes that full under these heavens. There
Is joMling and there Is noise amounting almost to pandemonium and
there are blockades at street Intersect ions in which the revellers mill,
Hut rare indeed is Die note of impatience to be heard or the sound
nrujjy pinlest j a happy tnnwil that througx the streets of
lloiiolulii on a Christinas Eve, It In a Christmas urnwil, moved
by h wirpmoii Clirislmim impulse, mieh individual in. liming tin Christ.
lliHk M'iril juijil v Hie whole city pulsi with good imtiuv, friendliiiewi
lluiinlulu "DViujunIi hi ibuui 'll9 lit? wlUiJlJ w Knife, but lililit
lrlrlf 5 fllfcM lj JllWSW to ! Jlaril frm ule...,K
III CUfWiiJM Ilvt Mlj&ffUUf limJ bJtflUiilitf one . r m
MIDDLEMAN TXOUMLMCMJS FACTOR.
In New York City thete in H civic Ortfaiiirntlou known i Urn
for Improving Condition of the Poor"" ThM society hnx
nireiully studied the rout of the nccewmrlen of life In ev York nml
other big cities and HiiiIn Hint thirty-nine cents out of cery dollai
that is paid for food by the ultimate consumer Is u more or less un
necessary surcharge owr mid above the cost of the food at the ter
miiial uimki't. Ju other words, it costs on mi average forty cents to
gel ity cents worth of food deliveied.
The United States Department of Agriculture, investigating thr
cost of food ft oiii the farmer's standpoint, finds that the primary
producer gets only thiity cents out of the dollar that the ultimate
Both of these findings arc supported by facts mid figures. Then
is atmiiiigin of cents out of every dollar paid by tin
eil.tydwellcr fijr Jijiiteildfaiid ment mid clothes that goes into the
pockets, of the maipifii'ctiirar'iiid middleman. Some of this seventy
"cuts is a legitimate charge for manufacture into a form suitabli
for direct use, for transportation from the farm to the point of con
iiiinption, and for the profit that must accrue to the inaniifacturer.s
brokeis, jobbers, wholesalers and retailers who gather merchandisi
together, and hold it in quantities mid at locations suited to the demands
of the consumer.
According to the above figures, the farmer gets thirty cents, the
railroads, manufacturers, jobbers and wholesalers an equal sum, but
the retailer nucl the machinery for effecting home-delivery forty
H'lits, than either the original consumer or the in
termediary agents received. From this it would appear that then
is greater need for reform in the methods of delivery to the eon.
miner nfter an article of merchandise has reached its ultimate base"
market than in either its production as a raw product or its intermediary
transportation or manufacture. , It is the abnormal
of city stores and city delivery systems that has contributed
most to the high cost of living.
FEWER MEDICAL SCHOOLS.
There me fourteen fewer medical schools in the United Stnles
than theie were a year Iigo; 1200 fewer persons studied medicine
in 19i:i than in 1912; and there was a decrease of .'00 in the number
of medical graduates, according to figures compiled-at the United
States Bureau of Education.
The reduction in the number of medical schools is part of a stead
movement for improved medical education that has been going oil
for the past eight or nine years. The American Medical Assoein
tion, the various State medical societies, and other agencies, have
Housed public, opinion to such an extent that seventy-nine medical
colleges have either merged with other institutions' or ceased tc
exist, and the standard of medical training has been raised consid
crably. Of the 101 medical schools now listed at the bureau, fifty
three are requiring one or more years of college work us a prerc
quisite to entering upon the study of medicine. State examining
boards in North Dakota, Iown, Minnesota, Colorado, Indiana, South
Dakota, and Kentucky have introduced regulations, in most cases
to be made effective within a year or two, providing that even
applicant for a license to practise medicine shall have studied two
years in college, after a four years' high school course, before even
beginning medical training. A similar requirement covering oik
year of college work wil soon be enforced by the State boards of
Connecticut, Kansas, Utah, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and California
An interesting feature of the statistics is the part plaved by women.
Although the total number of medical students has decreased
the number ,of women studying medicine has increased. In IMS
there weie 18,4.")1 medical students, of whom 712 were women- iii
1913 there were 17.238 students, of whom 833 were women. Only
seventy women graduated this year, however, as compared with 142
Inter - Island Steamer Strikes
Rocks Believed Total Wreck
, Loss $60,000.
Ashore nt Muuulioiiii nnifsaiil to be
ii total loi, tlic Steam
Xiiviyatloii Com i.iny's steamer .Kauui
iiis nrcckcil yesterday afternoon at
one o'clock. Advices from Mahukonii
icro inoducr. An indication of how
little hojie the company has ot saing
tho vessel was evidenced last night
when the steamer Kaiulani was
from Honolulu to Miihukoua
with tackle to dismantle the Kauui,
rather than to pull it oil the rocks.
Jt was practically olliciully announced
last m;lit that the ship was in a
Hopeless position and would bo a total
loss. The company declined an offer
to keep tho wireless scrfco open last
night, us there was no further need of
No word was retcived yesterday,
to ollicers of the company, Mating
how thu wreck occurred. Tho coast
at Mahukuiia is said by navigators to
be a nasty ono and ono offering little
hope to iiuy unfoitunute cratt that happens
to pile up on it.
Thu first message of the accident
brought word that the steamer Maui
hud arrived ut the scene and was doing
what it could and messages wero being
sent to the Wnilele, then believed to
hao been at lioiiokan. This vessel,
also, is supposed to have rendered such
assistnuco us was possible yesterday afternoon.
The Kuiuluni, nt the time it
sailed last night had orders to dismantle
Captain Mayne, who is master of tho
vessel, was one of tho men brought
down by the company at tho time of
the strike ot its musters and mutes and
has been in its employ ever since.
Considerable speculation was caused
yesteid.iy by the fact that Mahukoua
is much out uf the Kauai's usual course.
The vessel trailed usually about
and its presence lit .Mahukoua was
accounted lor yesterday only by tho
pnsibillty that it was tarrying uiachin
iry Irom I'uaku, where the plantation
Is being dlKiiiuutlcil, to for
the Mulli Mill.
Vessel Not Insured.
The Inter Island company carried no
insurance on the Kuuai, which was a
womlfii hulled eel uf about 400 tons
wiliicd ut about 100,00(1, It wus un old
eiiel, having been long In the company's
crlrc, mid iiccordlug to President
Kennedy lust night wus weuring
nut Its UM'lullienH,
The te. oner llelene recently on the
ilryilnek, will be dUputched ut once this
morning for tlic, Dig Inland uud will
lake up the Knuiil's truillng routes,
All steel onli'it ('urn ur being
1 ihn rullwuys. Tim IVmisyl
tiium rmlruuil bus two In uo uml is
wilding inn Mime. Ily the use of tlienti
IuwIhom eur U year, mv (ho
Age utiHtti), I'minolvuiilu oilli lul,
wtillp irvlliif 110,417 Miihu, were utile
to roudwil till' hIIiiIn (if I In' rullwuy
iui u u M.e ud bifti In ihalr own
Factions in United Society Seek
' Aid of Law to Settle, Their
In the action for injunction brought
by the trustees pf the United Chinese
Society against l'ook Tai, I.co Chun
William li. Crawford, D. h. AUvai
Wong How unit Chung On, Circuit
Judge Henry K. Cooper issued nn order
commanding the defendants to show
cause why the temporary injunction
prayed for should not bo issued. The
order is mudo returnable ut nine o'clock
Judge Cooper, in connection with
this mse, appointed High Sheriff Wll.
ham Honry as an officer of tho court
to Jnko charge of tho property of the
society, prevent liny damage to it, unlawful
riotous behuvior mid to report
Irom time to time to the court the condition
of ntfairs. Androws & (Juarles
and It. W. Ilreckons represent tho trustees
uud the society, while A. S. Humphreys
is uppeuring for tho defendants.
Tho case urises out of tho troubles
over tho election of officers which wus
held on December 10.
Judge Cooper has granted tho motion
of plaintiffs in the assumpsit cuse ol
Dong You ot nl against the Wing Hing
Druying Company to uiuend their com
pluint. Following this n number ol
witnesses were on the stand, tho further
trial of tho case, jury waived,
going over until Monday afternoon nt
two o'tlock. Tho Goo Yeo case will
follow utter the former one is con-eluded.
Judge Whitney Holds Court.
Judge Wlllium L. Whitney yesterday
giauted a decree of divorce to Mrs.
Ullu Miltncr from Curl Miltner, on thu
ground of the decree to
take effect on Junuury 1. The libelleo
was ordered to pay Leon M. Struus
and Charles F. 1'eterson, attorneys for
bis wife, the sum of
us counsel fees, as well us the costs
ol court iu tho sum of thirteen did
An order wus filed jesterday by
Judgo Whitney setting for February
2, at nine o'clock in the morning, the
hearing of the petition on tho fiuul accounts
of Mrs. Kmily M.
of tho estate of Alfred O. Ilosa,
deceased. Tho administratrix charges
herself with CM 12.0(1, of whieh amount
tio disbursed $1821. S8, lent lug n bal-mice
on hand of $700.4 S.
The Huwalinn Trust Company was
yesterday appointed by Judge Whitney
as executor under th will of the late
Howard Augustus I'annulee, under u
bond in the sum of 45S0O, on which
tho .National Huri'ty foiujiuiiy went us
Clerk ' Office Note.
II. lluokfeM & Comiiuiiy yc.tor.lny
flli'il forrloMim proceedings iigulust Alexander
'. Montgomery uml .Mary Jane
Mniituoiiicry founded on u note given in
the firm in the sum ,,( tiipjvOH uml
semntil by innrlguge.
An ui'tloii In ejectment wus
brought ,y iCiKifiu P. Kuuuuiiuiiu
ugttlu.l Hubert I'urker Wiileu. The
is ojrr terluli. um Ml
un this Mum).
immUuu i y.ti.f,uy f, (Mr lull
uf iw hi Mw sum uf iu,M ,11(
Pror.ecution of Indicted Hawaii
Supervisor, Already Oonvictcd,
Causes Even Kcaloha to Smile.
(Mali Tho Aihertiter.)
HIM), December S3. The entire Ke
jlolin proecution is gradually becoming
i laughing matter, nml Kealuhn's
smile is becoming wider and wider.
During tho past few days various diro
things were scheduled to happen, but
none of them materialized, nor wus
thete ex en word from the prosecution.
Now the whole business has been set
oer until next year.
1'irst of nil the Kealoha impeach-lent
matter wns to come up before tho
jiiprcme court' December 1.1. So contemptuous
is Kealoha of this mutter
that he did nut even bother to have
a lontiiiiiniico stipulated. Ho let tho
mutter drift, trusting that nothing
oiitil be done. He wus not mistaken.
Then yesterday tho demurrers on tho
seventeen indictments against him came
ip botoru Judge I'ursons. Mcllride wus
i ady, but there was no sign from the
jrosecution. Attorney Correu spoke for
"ouiity Attorney Heers, saying that
icers had told him that he had no
idea when I'rosecutor lireckons would
iime to llilo, and he thought therefore
that tho cases had better be continued
until next year. They were set
for January ii.
The other three cases against
were loutiiiued until today on
dcllridu's motion. They are bound to
The civil suits of the county against
ICealolin mine up before Judge Wise
tast week. Although Mcllride might
uily have hud the cases dismissed foi
Mint of prosecution, us there was
r sight, sign or word of such, he agreed
.u lino them continued until January
. This was the third continuance for
he samu reason.
Of course, Kealohn laughs. Why
California Scientist Protests
Against Policy of Silence About
Earthquake and Shows Necessity
SAX rilANCISCO, December 13.
There is an earthquake problem in this
ountry, according to Professor John
II. Stanner of Stanford University, and
it ought to bn coped with in tho same
way a business problem or a pestilence
would bo mot. In a speech here today
'ie spoke dcprocatlngly of tho "con
spiracy of silence," which, he said, had
hindered a scientific and sane study of
"the active faults" in tho earth's crust
ill California which would make
bio n cnmpalgii against n repetition or
the disaster of 100G.
"Wo must study intake, whore the'
originate, how- and why," he said.
"Our study of tho 1900 qtiuke enabled
us to map out the entire distance
of the fault which tho damage
the fracture in tho earth's crust which
slipped and caused the tremor.
"Tiioie. nro plenty ot active tauits in
California and we should bo working;
now- to locate them. When we ltuow
where they are wo can keep our houses,
bridges, diun, pipe lines and other
structures off them, or wo can do our
engineeiing so that when tho next earth
slip conies tho effect will bo negligible.
"If tho wriggling line of the 1900
fault had Leon irccurulcly known the
Spring Valley Water company would
not hao had its pic lino laid over;
.ho water would not hno been shut off
mil this city would not havo been de
"In projecting: the great iietcn
Hctcliy municipal water system to this
city I'ligineering Freeman asked my advice
as contultiiig geologist. Ho pointed
out that near Irvington the lino
would have to cross nn active fault
which sooner or later would shift and
cause a brenlt in tho line. Freeman
proposes to remedy tills by constructing
a ulvo above the fault and
n repair station nearby.
"In thp enormously long and expensive
pipe lines which Ixis Angeles has
built from Owens volley it lias been
impossible to avoid crossing an active
fault, which, In time, will cauo a break.
Tho city of I.os Angeles has sought to
minimize tho danger by constructing a
huge reseivolr uud repair facilities
"In the I'minnm canal zone there is
a. glaring example of tho need of gathering
ciirthquuku data. At present it
is evident that there is no intelligent
study and the engineers lire working in
"This whole problem should bo under
it should be it part of the duties
of the weather luiieau, in due time,
the comparison nml tabulation of Information
ou nil quakes would give us n
working knowledge of nil menacing
fuults and wu could guard against their
VICTORIA GETS GAY
AND LANDS IN TOILS
(Mu,il Special to The Advertiser.)
HIM), December UH. Victoria Is a
Filipino lady In llllo whose husband
t event Iy begun tu suspect tliut she wus
finding nthers mom ultructlvo than
hiiusKll. u he left fur Honolulu, buying
first mi u Irup fur the wife by
telling u I r lend tu wutrh her.
As soon its the lin.bund wus out uf
sight. Victoria gut guy, The friend
wuruuil her, telling jutr tliut lm hud
bwn t to vvMlrh iivvr her, but she
told him tu wind his km ii bnlne. boon
hf hd h mem lug tsHli u frluiiil, iinium
I'lKlru, uinl, l his Itxpiiwt of lie
uthluir, lb poli.e supped lit uuil i
rntd the iouil The Is h ie
fur Judg WUt, Imvliig been ffiii.