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HAWAIIAN ;. FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER ' 2.1 ' 1 91 7 -SEf f AVEEKLY." A
' "1 l llliun iiiiumiwiii' i
THJE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
j RODERICK 0. MATHES(fflt EDITOR NOVEMBER v mr THi ADVERTISER'S SU3 WEEKLY
,. Vy7HY should America and Japan race to
:-':W see who can keep the strongest line of
flnfltinir f.irtres..ea in the Pacific?" is the Question
asked yesreALy'byMochfcuci,
nese parliamentary missiyn kj
v in an address at rortuuitu.wregon.
Mochizuci suggested that the United Mates and
Japan nhould form a concert guaranteeing a Pa
cific forever free of fortification, based utxjn an
UIKICrsiaiKllllg liKC lliai wimn iid cnaiiicu v. mi-
ada and tjhe .LVited States to maintain a three
' thousand mjle'boulftdary ujxm which there are no
soldiers, no gutis, no forts. . -
Whether or not the Japanese diplomat's sug
gestion is feasible-and almost anything of that
nature may be feasible after the war it demon
; pirates one thing which the great conflict has done
for: this and other countries : It has brought about
an understanding, a willingncsg to give and take,
- a feefuig'ftf fellowship, that promise much toward
the advancement of human progress in the years
tr mm1, i
There isj nieuving that for
relations between japan and
have been more or less strained. There has been
; a feeling of irritation on both sides, carefully fost
ered not . only by the jingoes of the two coun
tries, but by the treacherous
who have abused the hospitality
and Japan to foment plots and
But of recent .months, particularly since the
United Sjates and Japan became
rrcat war rf . Justice? unon miustice. democracy
D I ' ' ' .
. upon autocracy,' civilization upon barbarism,
humanity' upon the Hun, the old feeling of irri
' tation seems to have vanished. The recent visit
' i X't t.lM U tt:..1
1I V iscuuill isuil iu mc VJiuicu
to smooth oyer, the Touch SDots.
missions have done their -share toward allaying
whatever feeling of annoyance may have existed
upon either side. More particularly, jS&wever, has
," the knowledge that America and. Japan are part
: i tiers in the greatest conflict the world ever saw
. tended to, create a tetter eeling and bring about
a more thorough understanding.
. War is a hideousf thing, and the present world
wa is the most hideous of all in all the history
of the ages, but out of it good is coming, ihe
, 'decent elements of civilization have lined up to
- gether against 'the forces of evil; the nations have
come to understand one anotner ana to realize
that each has its ideals, its virtues, its desire to
-" advance the interests of humanity in general as
, well as those of its own people. '
.... There ts no-, reaaon why there should not be
complete "and "understanding friendship between
-' Tapan and America. Both nations want it and if
,' they want it,' they can have it Each must make
concessions. The two must work together. And
; .' together they can accomplish many things for the
w v i s w v v a ut,aaaaaavnea,
V " . .'it h ii i i, f
THEwar has at last come
X definitely and intimately.
Islands has given, his hfe for his country on the
. battle front in ' Europe. The , name of Gideon
Potter is inscribed on Hawaii's roll of fame as that
; of the first man from this Territory to fall in the
great conflict of democracy against autocracy.
Hawaii has been asleep ever since the United
States declared 'war on Prussianism. True, we
... . ...
have contributed with more or less- UDeranty to me
Red Cross; we have subscribed more than our
quota of the first and second
, have contributed to the support of rrench children
deprived of their fathers by German Kultur. We
have given of our fnoney but how much hae we
given of our ease, our comfort, of the things the
I ...i.:. A. ..1.1 -..11.. ..I
We have been asked by the
. TVts.sl AHminulntnr nnvrr trt
i tites in order that cargo space might be saved to
. ' ;' aid the Nation in its. fight against barbarism yet
... we, continue to import meat and wheat and other
; things we might do without. We have the money
ana we are going 10 spenu u
.. VV'hv hriill vur economize?
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, or less, between us and our appetites?
. But now one of our own people has fallen. He,
at least, has:been true to the ideals of democracy,
and he has made the supreme sacrifice for them.
' l.iiueon holier 4ics aeau in a grave on r rem it
: . in order that "democracy may be made safe."
; Gideoti. Potter has given his life for his country,
What are -the .other people of
give? Is it too much to ask that tney give up tneir
ioy-rides, their candy, their wheat bread once a
. these -sacrifices too much for, us to make when
others of our people are fighting and dying in a
,'. (,..;rn lnn.l that uf niav continue to live in fat
lUiVigu ....... ' ' j - -
, comion :
' A . 1 ,1
Jerusalem and the city around which much of the
Bible history, was built, which was the incentive
that animated the Crusaders of the Middle Ages
and which for centuries has been in the hands of
the unspeakable Turk will probably be soon in the
hands of the armies that are fighting the fight of
humanity against barbarism. W hat victory could
be more fitting:
The visiting congressmen are finding out that
there is more than one man in Hawaii who has
jdea a. to how the public lands should be handled.
head of the Japa-
mc uimcu .mien,
mainland asking
unfortunate as
our brothers and
Allies need sugar
purposes as is
several years the,
the united Mates
agents of Germany
of both America
stir up trouble.
partners in the
awaken to what
Ci.i.. AiA
Jiuica uiu mum
Other Japanese
sugar was good
to Hawaii come
washed sugar,
A man from these
down the supply
Ihe refineries
refined sugar
the high cost
enough to help
selfish enough
Holland
Liberty Loans; we
T OLLAND.
President and by
curtail mr Uline-
ior wii w c waui.
What s a war. more
tho Dutch East
Hawaii going to
'
.4 1,a ,r t I .f
w .
demonstrated
i.ver to Europe
S -j. ...... .
REFINED sugar is-scarce in Hawaii. The
Wholesalers have little, the" retailers' stocks
are short and at the refinery on the Honolulu Plan
tation the stock is depleted by . shipments of , re
fined sugar to the mainland, vrt are told. Cable
grams have been sehjt from , wholesalers to 'the
prices, we are further told, but,
it may seem to some Honolulans,
sisters on the fnainland and our
as badly as or worse than do we.
x There is not the slightest danger of a sugar
famine in these Islands. ! We. can always get
washed sugar and it is just -as good for ordinary
the tefined. .True, jt does not look
so white and dainty on the table as does the re
fined or'the lump or domino sugar, but let us re
member that this is waf time.' ; '. ' '
" There is suffering, actual, want sugar, in
France, in Italy and an acute shortage in England.
But while this state of affairs exists in those coun
tries the people of Honolulu, forsooth, must have
their refined sugar when they, have right here,
waiting their use, a sugar that is just' as good but
does not "look quite so ntce." ; v
Is this not a fine patriotic spirit? sk yourself.
Is this "helping our Allies?",' Is this giving the
food administrator the assistance which he has a
right to demand of us? ) !
A sugar famine in Hawaii! A' sugar famine,
when we have all the sugar we can possibly use I
What would not our Allies give to have this same
sugar in a half, a fourth, a tenth of the plenitude
in which we have it?. Think of this thing. Let us
we are doing: .) V
- Here is Hawaii, with sugar as its main indus
try, with sugar its greatet dependence in exports,
and yet we rely on imports pf refined sugar from
the mainland. Do we need to? We are told that
we do not. At the recent convention of the sugar
chemists an able paper was'read urging the use
of washed sugar instead of refined.-'
. Hawaii imports annually five million pounds of
sugar and candy. Why? Can we not make our
own candy here from our own sugar? Must we
have refined sugar instead of the washed because
it "looks a little nicer?" Are there not many arti
cles far more essential to our needs that we may
bring into port in the space. n6W used for sugar
and candy? We must remember that we are fac
ing a shipping shortage.' Why not then begin to
economize on space and cut off our sugar imports?
Why cannot our wholesale grocers be patriotic
enough to cancel their orders for refined sugar to
be brought from the mainland? Then we should
use the washed sugar and learn for ourselves how
good it is. ' ' '
The grandmothers and sometimes the mothers
of this present generation of housewives in many,
many instances used no refined sugar or at least
very little. On many a country table white sugar
was never seen except when there was "company
for dinner" and sometimes not thin. For preserves
and for stewing fruit, for all cooking, the brown
enough. It looked nothing like our
but it was good enough for them.
If the unrefined sugar which we can readily ob
tain at all times is not deleterious, we might just
as well use it and not assist the Huns in cutting
of sugar for our Allies.
We are paying the freight on raw sugar sent to
and we are paying the freight of the
to Hawaii and then we complain of
of living. If we are not unselfish
our Allies we might be at least
to help ourselves.
"In Dutch"
which has been between the devil
1 A and the deep, blue sea for the last three
years, is liable to slide off into deep water almost
any time. While the sympathies of .the Dutch are
probably more with (iermany than with the Al
lies, the great ..Netherland colonies, Java and Su
matra, are practically a pawn for her continued
good behavior If Holland were to throw in her
lot' with her nearest neighbor, Germany, the Allies
would promptly seize her chief source of Wealth,
Indies.
.As an' illustration of conditions, Germany has
compelled thet)utch to agree to sell her thirty-five
percent of the, fish catch during the coming winter,
offering to pay for the needed food witi German
coal, a commodity of which the Dutch are very
much in need. As a counter move, England has
offered to charter one-third of the Dutch fishing
fleet, guaranteeing the vessel owners a sum great
er than their customary profits if, instead of fish
ing for fish, they will just stay in port and dp
nothing. I 4941
Under the circumstances the Dutch are in a
tight box. They arc presumably praying for a
lasting peace a little harder than any other neu
tral nation in Europe. They are damned if they
do, and equally condemned if they don't, in a way
that ought to make every "neutral" sit up and
take notice.
, i
5ocialism, that lu(,ralKx of the past, has been
left .so far in the rear by the march of war-time
events that it is now ultra-conservative and its
disciples are running around in rings trying to find
where they "get off."
Hawaii's national ard may be kept here to
hoe cane, but its members have conclusively
that they are more than eager to go
ami help strafe the Hun.
BREVITIES
Cupt. John W. Hi morni hat Wn or
. dcred to report to tb rhlcf nlgnnl offl
1 cr t WtuKington, D. C. , for duty.
Cot. Chdrlm 0; Woodward a now
actiag department adjutant in plae
of Major Htdington, wh wm injured
a few daya ago by a fall frona We.
Th Yeqnent of PoHca'OffU-er C. A.
Willia tad Lokalia Akonfc, rharged with
atatutory ofteni, for a trial by jury
waa graated by Judge Harry rwia yta
terday. ..- " .', .,' .
Tat anauat Founder' Day reception
will be kld at the Kauikeolani Chil
dren 'a Hoirpital between three and five
o'clock neat Saturday afternoon. The
general ' public ie cordially invited to
attend. ' i
A number of rmy ffleera left for
the. mainland thia, 'week, including
Major Gallogley; former judge advo
cate Major Brooka,. former aviation
eorpx commander, and Ma j. Stephen H.
Hmitk, medical eorpa.'
i The . Congreiwional . iSirty wift Tie
giienti of the Governor at the latter'
home on Prospect Street Friday after
noon from three to five o'clock.1 Gen
eral Wineer, 17. K. A., and atalf, and
Captain George Clark, V. N., and
tiff wilt also be present.
George F. I.0W, formerly of -Bishop
Batik, who ia now training with the
Royal flying Corps at Toronto, has
written a friend here that thia life is
quite ehange from his banking dAys
here, and be is getting uxed to mod
and rain and has no kick about the
R. F. C, He said he had seen all the
Honolulu boys and they were all doing
well. . - s "
Funeral ervires for the late David
Luhl, the mounted patrolman who died
while on duty' some time during the
night of Monday to Tuesday at Moiliili,
were held at four o'clock yesterday af
ternoon at, the residence, "12 Ilaniwai
Street. Headed by Capt. M. L. Need
ham, police detail attended the serv
ice and funeral, the interment being in
Kawaiabao Cemetery.
The suit for the recovery of alleged
damages against Dr. George Btraub,
which was listed for trial yesterday in
Judge' Kemp' ronrt, has been post
poned indefinitely because of the no
tice given by the board of supervisors
that the funds of the circuit court for
the present year are exhausted. Un
less the fury Is waived the rase will
not be tried until the new rear.
The sum of 12,000,000 was transfer
red by the territorial treasury to the
treasury or the nty and county yes
terday and placed to the credit of the
general .fund, the school fund and the
permanent improvement fund. Of this
mount 12.10,000 will be paid out to the
bank on. Monday by ity Treasurer
V. U (Jonkling, and toe registered war
rants which have been lyinir in the
bank for some time, will be taken up.
The petition in the circuit court ask
ing that the allowance granted for the
maintenance of four-year-old Richard
Palmer Smart be increased from $2000
a year to $11,050 will be heard in the
circuit court before Judge Ash ford
next Monday, a Continuance having
been Granted yesterday. At that time
Attorney D. L. Withington, counsel for
Mrs.' Elisabeth Knight, will be heard
regarding reasons why the increase al
lowance should be granted.
Miss Martha Chickerins, visitina
secretary from the Pacific Coast immi
gration, service of the Y. W. C. A., ad
dressed number of Japanese women
who were the cuestt'tof Mrs. W. u.
Westervelt on Monday' afternoon. The
guests were the ttidejtof English at
the Y. W. C. A. Slid thV English classes
of MU Julia Oulick W the Kuuanu
Street Japanese Church. Mrs. Tsue
Kishimoto translated her speech into
Japanese for their benefit:,
RubscriDtion made'' to the second
Liberty Loan through San Francisco
bunks by Hawaiian corporations have
been officially credited to the Territory,
according to word received hy ts. r.
Stever,. executive secretary of the Lib
erty Loan committee. The letter, which
is fsom the offices of the Federal Re
serve Bank in Kan Francisco, highly
eompliments the local committee on
tboir excellent work. The subscriptions
made through San Francisco were those
of Alexander k Baldwin and C. Brewer
k Co., and totalled about a million and
half collars.
USE OF MAUI BEANS
Purchase of Thm Instead of Im
'';. ported Will Aid Nation
.-"'A larue shipment of Maui beans has
arrived in Honolulu and the food coin
mission urges everyone in purchasing
beans to insist on obtaining those grown
on Maui. Both the red and the white
varieties are included Jo the shipment
The Territorial Marketing Uivlsion
T. H. Davie. C. J. Day, and. J. M
Levy k Co. have supplies of bot!v vr.'
eties of beans, which they will furnish
to any one who order them. '
There ia a huee cron of beans .on
Maui this year, and the total for th
season is expected to reach l,0O0,0Oc
pounds. This is enough to suply every
one in the Territory for months. In
spite of this fact, many Honolulu
grocers are still ordering and import
ing bean from the mainland, especial
jy the white variety..';
. The use of home products ts one of
the first conservation steps urged by
the national food administration and
those who demand th bewns grown in
Hawaii wlU ,be directly aiding inthe
nation-wide1 effort to 'oe' food ' ft
efficiently. The beans this year are of
excellent quality and sise and are clean
ed and free from grit and atones.
PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS
PAZO OINTMENT 1 guaranteed to
cure blind, bleeding, itching or pro
trading FILES in 6 to 14 day or
money refunded. Manufactured by
tbeFARIS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis,
U. S. A.
r
PERSONALS
Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Cohen are home
again after an extended stsy in the
mainland, - ' . .
Judire D. K. Kspahee. of Rolon.
Kauai, returned home yesterday in the
Manna Lo. , . : ' . i i.
Mai. George Ruhlra, O. A. C was a
departing passenger fortb mainland
on rerent steamer. - .-, .l-
' Among returning kamaatna from' theJ
maiiilawi recently was lr. v.. A. Nor-
gaard, territorial veterinarian, v . .
'. Hans Gunderson. Nor wesian-consul.
waa Ann of the recent arrivals from the
Coast, bound for Melbourne, Australia.
-Former Hiirh Sheriff William Henrv
is back in the city. He sailed tot the
mainland both month s-go on a busi
ness onr. .-, ,-..'.' '
Jeikfe and Mrs. Banford B, Dote, who
left -for, the mainland some time ago.
have returned from, pleasant , trir
spent on the Coast..
Among army officers, departing for
the mainland by a rerent steamer were
Maj. J. B. Brook. Msj. J. A. OalWIy-
Capt. K. A. lAhman and Maj. B. H
Smith. . , t - ' - ...
Kmil Berndt, chairman of the Hawaii
Promotion Committee," who ha sient
some months visiting in the mainland,
has returneil. m waa accompanied by
Mr. Berndt. . .t . r .
Mrs, Sibyl Davl, clerk in 'the office
of the clerk of the local circuit court,
ha been Ul the psst few days, but is
reported doing nicely now and expects
to resume her duties very shortly.
Mrs. Arthur Peter of Ninth Ave
nue, Kaimuki, waa recent . passenger
for San Francisco. Mr. Peters' is rush
ing to the bedside of hef father in
Oakland who is in a dying condition.
Congressman' 8. C. ' Mudd of Wary
and is ia the city, awaiting the other
members of' the Congressional Party,
who are at present on Kauai.. He ex
pects to return with the other some
time In the near future. , , .
Knos Vincent, Portuguese vice-consul
at Wailuku, Maui, arrived yesterday
from the v alley Island and will remain
the next feve days in the city on pub
lic lan business. Mr. Vlnr.ent waa one
of the spectator present when the big
Are of Inst Saturday night started in
the Kahului gymnasium., ,. , .
Mrs. Marion Anderson," of Fanning
Island, is spending a few months vaca
tion at the home of Capt. and -Mrs.
i . x. nagiuaa, iolv ivspiuisni prri-i
Mrs. Anderson's last visit to the isl
ands waa twenty-eight years' ago. - She
arrived recently in the Kestrel.-'' Her
brother, Willie Greig, is well known in
the Islands. '
' .
Captain Harrv Evans, R. A. Bienve
nue, Alfred 8. Askew and F. M. Kiley
are said to be the owners ol the xseni
Hawaii as the outcome of a series f in
volved transactioas that follewm jthe
auction of the yacht upon order . of
court November 19.
Harrv T. Mills, one of. those interest
ed with Captain Evans ia the original
purchase at the auction, lis tea recent
ly that he and a Japanese, who had
aW had a share in the boat, had dis-
pose4 of their interests, amounting to
a hnjf, to the City Junk Company.
Freif Kiley, one of the present owners,
declared last night that under an agree'
ment Mills had drawn when the boat
was bought at auetioa. Mills and the
Japanese were powerless to dispose of
their interests which, be declared, naa
been forfeited.
The final disposition of the craft anil
the decision regarding" the use to
which it is to be put have not yet
been determined.
, ,
COMPENSATION ACT
i
The Anderson ease which Involve
the question of the constitutionality of
the workmen 's compensation act will
be submitted in argument to the u
iireme court Monday. The ease gre
out of a damage suit in which Edgar
T. Anderson, a workman who bad been
injured in a fall, sought to recover
damages in the sum of 120,000 from
the Hawaiian Dredging Company by
which he was employed at th time of
the accident.
When the case came to a hearing in
the circuit court the dredging company
offered a demurrer, contending that
any claim Anderson had to make eame
under the terms of the workmen'
compensation act and shonld -be met
by the organization administering that
act, the Industrial Accident t ttoara,
The demurrer was overruled by- the
court which held the act to be uneon
stitutinnal. The appeal to the supreme
comt followed. ' ' v i
Pending a decision by the supreme
court, which will determine whether
or, not the act is cftnstitutlonaJ. the'In
duntr)ftl Accident, board has ceased to
cor.iini-i investigations in connection
wit'j industrial acctdenta.
RED CROSS NURSES
WILL NOT LEAVE AT ONCE
The Bed Cross nurses of Hawaii will
probably not btu called out before
January, as a cable from the bead
quarters iu Washington tells them to
await a letter explaining matter. The
ottlila was in reply to a message from
Miss Graco Ferguson asking whether
the registered nurses here who ex-pei-ted
to be called to service should
retign their position in readiness for
the call.
The Ked Cross nurse who ate to re
port for active service when the call
cuines are:
Misses Oraee Ferguson, Janet M.
Dewar, Keba L. Dobson, Elisabeth
Fransworthi Agnes E. Maynard, Eliza'
beth Marmenaniin, Elisabeth M. Wih
limns, Kate M. Durrell and Julia Nie
nieycr.
YACHT HAWAII SAID
CIIUSES GOSSIP m CftPITOL
Oriental Empire Made Shrewd Bargain
Through Asiute viscount Ishii Is
Belief In Washington il-
By ERNEST . 'W ALECS -1
(Mall Special to The Advertiser J
WASHINGTON", November; Gossip
and comment are rife K-hind the scenes
of the great Ishli-ljthsing pact W to
China and the'Chinese. Outwardly re
lation are tnof Brmly cemented 4e
tween the Occident and the XJrient, as
represented on the. border of the fe
ci tie, ; Outwardly partit;lla advsntaKe
is suppesod to lie for both'nations. This
is with immediate reference to the Ku-
- 1AIxm1.1w k . w ill ltd
very mnelr worth while as the mighty
International conflict rages. ' It sppar-i
ently will still contentions for that
period. Whether it is greatly to out
last the war and have bearing there
after, time and the minds of men will
determine. ' i- 'i ' '
Of ourse H' clrar "the'' situation
measurably on the Pacific Ocean. - It
makes more certain that. Japan and her
avr will nitrol that mightiest of
earth's waters.' There will be no Ger
man incursions itt that quarter, which
the t'nited States or Great Britsin need
fear. For the. moment t"" United
Htstes 1 marshslling all its might and
lohkisg towasd France. And as Jap
sn givea new assurance of her friend
ship, -even while she reaches a hand for
treasured authority in China, there is
assurance for Britain, The prestige of
the Japanese will not Wane in India
and the Indian Ocean, by. tnese . new
bond of amity. Japan, so Htste de
partment officials say, hsa stood like a
tower of strength- for Great Britain.
Japan' has prevented and is still pre
venting rebellion in. India. : Japan has
been - manufacturing munitions. Japan.
has been doing ' lot of thing credit
ablv In her sector of the world.. ,
A Shrewd Bargain .-
Ho fan, so good, but Japan, behaving
so nicely ia the faco' of Ormnn, ugo
paganda', has nevertheless ' been a
shrewd trader. Viscount Ishii, a remark
able man, coming ostensibly on a visit
of courtesy to congratulate the .United
States on taking up the guage of bat
tle in behalf of civilisation, has none
he less been wooing her opportunities
t the ohvchological moment. Ishii, ap
parently only on a Visit of good will,
knew well that now, as never before,
the lliuted States eould not well dis
sent . top strongly. British diplomats,
aware of what ' was happening, had
strong sympathies with the aims of the
United Btates in China but the British
diplomats eould do little else than take
Brother Jonathan Dy tne nana oui in
the. corridor and express themselves
with a frankneM not permissible at the
eouncil table.
Japanese ,sta,tePmen know fully that
tti Y rWfmtiihin
lemlsbip of the I nited wtsres an.i
Great Britain ia greatly, to Ve desired
After the war, except for minor na
tional rivalries, prospects are high that
those two will loom tremendously and
he like the twin'brotbers of the world.
There was accordingly ho question on
which side of the fence the wary Jap
anese preferred to be. Nevertheless
there were the lossibilitios of evil if
not of disaster, should Japan develop
"cold feet," be indifferent about raid
ers in the Fnofle, or about uprisings in
India and so on.
Back of the letters that Viscount Ishii
and Secretary Insing exchnnged. are
supposed to be several important points.
Possibly the record or tne conversa
tions would discjQse this. One point is
understood to be the Taciflr Coaitt eqn
tentions.' Every now and then Japnn
has been protesting against fclleaed dis
criminations against her people on the
Coast and against the anti-Javnnese
'and ksws of several western Btates,
It is belie'ved the Tokio authorities
will now eease to make those protests
but it ie also believed t,he federal gov
ernment has engaged- to do its best to
fceep the western legislature from fur
ther reviving and intensirymg mose
contentions.
Chinese Situation . - .
The consideration cited have been
the selfish ones, affecting the United
States and Great Britain. As o ' mr.a,
there is another phase and it may even
tually prove to be an unpleasant phase.
However, there is nothing iium. now ro
warrant inferences that Chinn will
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"holler" over much for the Chinese
are fatalists and accustomed to accept
4ng with complacency what they can
not avert. The Chinese Kepuunc, is up
scribed in diplomatic circles as a very
flnr-h and ineffective governmental au
thority. It has not yet exerted itself
vigorously.. The governors of the local
provinces are much stronger. It is
claimed that there is more than one
strong general who could probably over
throw the republic, if conditions shoulJ
ripen for making the effort.
Be that as it may, the governmental
situation is worth noting in the prov
ince of) Fu-kien. This province borders
on the const, acroes from the great isl
and of Formosa which Japan has leng
tried to subjugate and where,
has made considerable headway
tablishing her sway. Japan jieeds iron
ore and eoal. needa those c(Thimodities
badly and it happen that Fu kien hus
them in aliundance. The Chinesi have
granted mining concessions iu Fu kieu
to the Japanese as welt as to some
other ceotde.
Suaptctoaa Actions t-"'
The concessionaires, Japanese among
them, desire that orderly government '
be maintained in Fu kien but there is
anything except orderly government
there. The Japanese are extending op-
erationa greatly in Fu-kien.. When I
particular complaint is made at rekingi
against outbreaks and the republie at-1
tempt to send forces there, these are
met with dvfiauce by organisations of
men under local ' chieftains. The or-
ganizatifi disperse quickly. The game
is played with such astuteness as to
arouse auspicious of Japanese coin-1
plicity. Ilowever, that i only , one
phase, and, perhaps, a minor oae of the (
complisated problem which ug jeste in ,
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many ejnirtera Japaneen-enerosehmeata;
in China.,- ' :.. - , 4 T
' Heeretarrv Ltssinir. Is ersVtited. m,ii t
nhe verv disfifW-i sMhiiltrStuoaC ( k. '. ! "
language of the .ngreement, aaweiy. in f I
this Varagraph: "The government of.
the 1'nited State and Japan deny that'
they have any purposa to. infringe In '
any wny the independence or territorial
Integrity of Chins., and they declare,''
furthermore, '.that they ilwsy adhere ;
to the -principle of the joealled open
tJvqr Jor- irtiual opportoiity for torn!-'
merce.nd' Industry jn China,. " -r
This paragraph f easVs Wt dlpforfiataiO'
Most of them ar given to pessimistic
comment regarding the Japanese. This,
however, appear to be such an etri
phatie declaration, so unqualified and
se unequivocal as to create amazement
that Japan should have assented. The
agreement, of course, i not a .treaty -but
it is a solemn engagement on the
parVef both countries and to disre
gard ft,vafter the terms have been" n-';
knowledged before all the world, woetd
be" quit a aeriou a breach of' faitw
as to violate i solemn treaty. ".'"' '('
Japaa'i OpportnAlty ' '
Japan, it ,wUl be , ressllod at ' hi
juncture, has Wrested, from German'
arma a large : territorial concession Hi
China and has been claiming the right
to the lease thereon that China granted
to Germany." 'Th6se at Washington,
who are riot,. accepting the assurances
of Japanem cooperation, full and free,
without sbnfo rnental 'reservations,, are
wondering J ethe - the territorial . I
tegrity of 'China is to. lie interpreted
ss of , an a.nte.btlluni Btatu. , " r.-,"j'.:
German Ipropsgandista'havo presum
ably encouraged suspicion and discord
between ',TVpiin"and 'America but be
yond that have been the racial' differ
ences and'divergent standards of the
two peoples. . Japan now hs oppor- .
tunit, for certain, to demonstrate, '
never before, that she ia proceeding fa
the utmost good faith. The intensity -of
proceedings in day of war may fuse
a more frieudly sentiment out of grati- '
tude for the part of an ally' honestly
and efficiently executed. 1 Japan ie get
ting into world company a never be
fore. It -will be interesting to observe
whether the poet that stand the strain
bf martial time may also serv high
ends when the war is ever.
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-. Having !mbletednViolrrs' 'of lit-
struct ion n . wireless telegraphy, a elae
in which was organfr.ed here more than
twelve months ago nader the auspices
of the Navy League, Mrs. Harry M.
Mix of 3421 Hayden Avenue, wi& alt
for examination next week to secure
a first rluss license as a wireless, op
erator. The examination will be con
ducted by Lieut. J. M. Ashley, dis
trict communication superintendent 'Of
the local nnval radio oftioe, under or
ders received yesterday from' Washing
ton. .''.'.
When Mrs. Mix first applied to Lieu
tenant Ashley for permissions jeS take'
the examination she was told that,. or
ders did not permit outsiders, and par
ticularly women, to sit for examina
tion.,.' Lieutenant Ashley, who has on
ly recently been appointed to hi pres
ent position, expluined to Mr. Mix- in
a "busy manner" that be had a num
ber of operator on hand already,' sod
besides his department only wanted
thote vi hq expect to take up the work.
Lieutenant Ashley did not encour
age the young woman in any way, ac
cording to a statement made yesterday
by B. K. Fenn, who has had charge of
the elans.
, Mrs. Mix wished to take the exami
nation not with the. view of joining
the local radio, service. 8oe, with' the
thirty-six other .ypjiHg ladies who have
been taking the eourse under Mr. Fenn.
is merely .derating her time to the
' wireless work so that her talent and
knowledge might be of assistance to
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i"o i. iiivru itnuiM government ' lr ii
should come to a eaa of real neces
sity. ; -?" .' ' "
"A number of young ladies, and par
ticularly Mrs. Mix who has had a. lit
tle more tuition than the others, have
whown merited 'ability for the work,"
said Mr.' Fonn' yesterday. ."I am con
fident Mrs.' Mix will have no difficulty
in passing her examination next week,
aad tows cU intend bf the year or
early in 1H there will be several oth
ers who I aiso feel eertain will be able
to secure a first clasa license a a wire
less operator, " .. ; ,
Oratiflrafipn at the" action of the
WASHINGTON GIVES
EXAMINATION
ORDER
W.ahlngo r. authorities ia, ..allowing , .
,Mrs.vMi to, take'th
exami nation at .
Jaianl,h ,or"1 omf Va expressed ,bjr, Mr.
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ELECTRICIANS! WANTED
First elans electricians are wanted at
; I'csrV Harbor Naval -station as civilian
, employes, owing to tjta4iirgf amount of
neavy coiisiructipn 'v.dla .under jtuy
thereV ' W'fHMJ rj-; . t .
A all persons who have not passes
fiom the commandant are not admitted
to the- naval station grounds under any
circumstances,, applicants may apply at
Die Honolulu ofljje of the navsl station'
at the foot, of Uichard Street, .where
the Hoard uf Labor Employment ha its
headquarters., . ,'. ; ',
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j. You should not eat food of any kind
when bilious, tuke a. full dose of Cham-
borlaln' Tablets and drink plenty, f
water. That ill cleanse the stomach,
move the bowels end soon restore the
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