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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE. j TUESDAY? DECEMBER 11, .. 1917. -SEMIAVEEltLY. "
CASTLE QUITS AS ;
Tendefs Jlis Resignation On Ac
count of Great Increase In v
, Work, of Local Red Cross
WORK BEING DONE
Price Regulation, .Says Retiring
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A.. I Castle has resigned as execu
tivo officer of the territorial food com
mission, giving as hia reason the, great
increase of Red Crow work, of which
lie ia the head in Hawaii.' Hia resigna
tion as executive la embodied In a let
ter to Richard Ivers, acting 'chairman
Ostfe will step out on January 1,
tot sooner if a successor is appointed
prior to that time.. He ilties not ree-
nnyvHV u suct:eru II I U, raerv-
ly stating that the man for the position
, eh on Id have knowledge-of food eond!
tions and tiarticularlv of marketing. .-
. .In hia letter, to Ivera Catl points
out. ins raci mat mnnv or the under
takings started by , the commission
should be ' carried, out by the federnl
administration, while in other caaea
the initiative should come from tbe
federal administration entirely, aa in
" the ease of price regulation. The only
instance of price regulation so far in
jionoiuiu is tne agreement reached with
the dairymen's association by which
milk became fourteen instead of fifteen
cents a Oliart. This waa st si-tort anil
carried through by the food commission.
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no wr oi me counry agenr.
v.hlch ia properly a part of the fond
rOmmission'a endeavors, ia Mr. Castle 'a
Cpinion, should be continutd. . He a. g
fests that the federal governm-'t
liould be asked by the Delegate, to
Congress to extend the Iver Bill, un
der which payment of county agents
Is made, and the Farm Loan Act, to
Mr. Castle's letter of resignation
Jn accepting the position of execu-
tive oflle.er of the Food Commission I
did so purely on the underatanding that
I would bnly act temporarily, as I had
already undertaken Red Cross' work
which was to stand first. Sines Sep
tember the work of the Red Cross has
grown to such an extent that it is im
possible for me to do both and do
justice to either. I therefore tender
my resignation, the same to take effect
on the appointment of my successor,
but in no event later than January I.
"The Work of the territorial eommis
. Dion has reached a point where a
jiuvr mtiniuii can. lie, inaue uerween
. purely territorial work and the federal
work. The proper, functions of the
territorial conimisaiim it seems to me
are to continue its work in the increase
of production of fond urodurts through
out Hawaii, and through its women '4
committee to spread the doctrine of
food conservation. These committees
are all at the present time doing ef
fective aud self sacrificing work.
"The territorial commission should not
attempt to regulate prices, but this
kiiouhi nc icrt to the letleraj alinuiis
' tration, which has far broader and
I'unnn man 111a mem nouv. 1 no
' territorial commission did coma to a
voluntary agreement with the Dairy
men's Association 011 the price of milk
which has resulted in a saving to thu
public, but this ia the only instance.
"'WhcatlesH Iuy' anil 4 MeutlcM.i
l'ay' both cuiue as suggestions from
tin) territorial commission, but this
M11111M I . igortwidy followed up
through the federal side. The food
pledge is also u federal proposition,
wiurii iiuhi'ht, can iic grouiiy aiiieit
by the various women's committees of
the territorial commission.
"The work of tho county agents, a
system installed by Doctor Dean,
should uihHCNlionabl,v be continued. It
is ifTertnc and although results are
not sensut iouul i beljeve it is safe to
say that Hawaii will sue a decrease in
food products imported in the next
twelve mouths of ovori$IIOU,UUO.
' Assisting Homesteaders. . -,
"But the most valuable feature of the
county agent system is that actuul aid
and assistance is at last beiug given
til small fvmiMrM ni hmiiAMteailMm
both on practical methods of farming
and marketing. Some homesteaders ou
the lands above the cune lauds which
. are suitable for the growiug of corn,
potatoes, and crops usually looked upon
as belonging to the temperate xoue,
have made a success this year, and i
believe a larger percentage of success
can be assured to farmers through the
scientific continuance of this system.
If through any auch system diversitiod
agriculture 011 suitable land cau be
made successful tbe food commission
will have more thuu justified Its exist
"The Territory, however, should not
be called upon to foot the bill fur the
county ageuts. On tbe mainland fed
oral assistance is given in tbe Lever
Dill - through the State colleges and
universities. The food commission,
through the Delegate to congress,
should make an endeavor to have the
bill amended to include Hawaii. So
ulso the provisions of the Farm Inan
Act should be extended to include Ha
waii. "I sincerely hope my successor cun
be u mull with knowledge, of food con
(litmus, particularly ou the marketing
end. The food business, just like an
other, is one requiring expert advice."
WATER RIGHTS LEASED
I ."use of the water rights in the
Haiku district, island of Maui, for a
period of twenty one years has been
awarded to 1 ne cast Maui irr:-iuiii
Company bv the territorial luud olilce. I
The uumpnuy was the only bidder alien
the leiisi w.is offered at auction from
the Capitol steps yetderday, The up
set price of 11,300 u year rental wus
bid uud accepted.
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Holy; City .With, AJI of Its Befics
and Historic Interest Res-
"cued Froft Moslems
(Concluded From Face. 1)
not be demised. Roma eo-nt-d II W
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richest province. On of the choicest
pifta Which Antony bestowed upon Clen -
patra was a magnificent palm grove on
k. ,.ii -i k v j ...
the ,,la$aoJer.cho..KTen today, with
proper irrigation, some districts f th
Holy Land could offer to the Syrian
ann aa aplendid fields of grain aa ever
fringed the Nile wltk
rnnged the Nile with green and gold.
beaut t a. nil icr
produced its ruin. '
Approacn , Always impress! v
The view of Jerusalem aa one . ap
proaches it from Jaffa, is not so broad
and somprehenaive aa from other points,
but the, first glimpse of its historic
walls from any point eaa never be for
gotten. Ha spot on earth appeals so
powerfully, to both the Intellect "'
the emotions. No equal portion of the
globe has been the theater of events
which have so Influenced the history, of
mankind. It is the city of. Abraham,
of David, of .Solomon, and of Jesus;
th eity. too. of Titna and of Tancred.
.John L. Stoddard, in bis lecture on
Jerusalem, ssys be could, understand
the feelings of the old crusaders when
they first saw this City of the Cross,
and amid solemn prayers, exultant
silsMits, and sacred song, each sank
trembling irt I be dust, snd mailed war
riors from distsnt lands clasped bands
and wept for joy.. The warriors of to
day are from many nations, too, in
the new crusade to save the Sacred
City from the misrule of the Turk and
Old Olty rortlfle
. .I'Ths first thing we accomplished on
the morning after our arrival in the
Holy City", says Stoddard,' "was to
make the circuit of Jerusalem outside
its belt of stone. It is short' excur
sion for the area of the Holy City is
small. The wall enclosing it -is only
two-and-a-half miles long, and one- can
canity walk around the city in an hour.
Even in ancient times, althongh reliev
ed by suburbs, Jerusalem must have
been exceedingly compact. Small though
it be, however, a line of fortifications
has environed it from earliest times.
History and poetry alike refer to this.
"Nor does it seems strange to find the
Holy City fortified. Its situation na
turally makes of it a fortress, for it is
emphatically set upon a hill. It has an
altitude of SHOO feet above the sea. Had
it possessed a valley on a fourth side,
Jerusalem would have been impregna
ble to ancient modes of warfare.
Walls Now Useless
' " The present, walls, which, were built
by Sultan Suleiman in 1342, are worth
less now. Tet from a distance Jeru
salem 'presents an appearance of a for
tress, for the old battlements are nearly-
forty feet high.
Tbe handsomest of the portals which
pierce the walls is the Damascus Gate,
built by a Mohammedan ealiph about
three hundred years ago, but excava
tions prove that its foundations are of
great antiquity. The 'City of Sieges'
would be an appropriate title for Jem
aslem for it has sustained more terri
ble and destructive sieges than any city
"The most renowned ' and sacred
'reet within the Holy City is tho Via
Dolorosa believed by many. to be the
route along which the Saviour bore his
Cross to Calvary.
Moaous Where Tempi Stood
"However, concerning one portion of
Jorusalem tradition is beyond question
trustworthy. It is the area now oc
cupied by the Mosque of Omar. Certain
localities in this world have been re
served from earliest times for worship.
This hill is one of them. It sntcdutci
by centuries the ago of Solomon. In
the splendid temple built by Solouio'i
on this site, the solemn ritual of the
Jews weut on for centuries; and final
ly, for more than a thousand years the
hill has been a place of worship for the
followers of Mohammad.
" Kight handsome gatoways open into
Its sacred courtyard. I'util recently,
no Christian, with rare exceptions, was
permitted to set foot within this hul
"The principal building in this great
enclosure is the Dome of the Rock,
popularly known us the Mosque of
Ulnar. It is u beautiful and graceful
-Structure, embellishing and dignifying
the entire city. I he mosque is. the
form of a richly decorated octagon.
The lower half of the walls is richly
covered with marble, the upper portion
an expanse of jiorccluiu tiles.
Bock In Chamber
"The antechamber la a graceful pa
viliou, and bears the name of 'David's
Judgment Hall.'. We gradually under
stood the peculiar construction of the
edifice as we made our way along the
serpentine corridor, lu the renter, just
beneath the mighty dome is what f A
precious shriue. By no means. A bare,
rough rock, fifty-six feet in length and
forty in breadth without a particle of
decoration on ita surface. This rock
is the natural summit of the hill called
Mount Moriab a real and tangible
relic of the great Jerusalem. It was
revered when Abraham and David knelt
on it iu prayer, . wheu the Ark of the
Covenant rested On its summit, and
when the Sou of Man 'drove from His
Father's house, which then surmounted
it, those who hud made the place a den
of thieves. There seems to be little
doubt that when the Jews erected here
their wonderful temple, they chose this
rock as the foundation of its ssered
ultar. , Beueath it are enormous rock
hewn cisterns from forty to sixty feet
deep which served as reservoirs of
water. Accordingly, few objects in
this world are deemed so sm-rvd -. ; this
Church of Holy Bepulcb''
A the Dome of ..... rtock is the
building which Moslems deem most su
cred iu Jorusuleiu,- so the one most
reverenced bv Christians is the Church
of the Holy Sepulchre, erected by the
Emperor Constiiutiiie, about three lain
tred years after the Crucifixion, It
has 110 architectural beauty. , If the
traveler is satisfied that whut lis Is to
sco is (jenuiue, thuu let bim cuter thu
church with- enthusiasm, reverence and
fny. If. on the contrary be fori that
much of It ia the result of ' Ignorance
nit fraud, h should not lose his tam
per, but puna in, philosophically and
quietly, remembering that,, above all
nniinwtng influence of those events
'hrist 's life which occurred tome-
I. where upon this rooky platform . of
-f r.irr",u"ll"Ml'1 n.ot..be
of Ilia followers,
'.'The Church of the Holy Hrpulchre
la not so much a church aft a sacred
exposition building. Ita enormous roof
. " "'"" m. niiars, rnnpe.s,
! stairways, caves an.l natural eleva-
tlonsj and under thin one canopy, aa if
1 miraculously concentrated into a ainall
I " "re fc,nered almOHt all the places
1 mentioned in the Bible, which could by
any ibj,itv ,,e ,B JffJ
Marty Berered Relics
j. first, Rtod.lard describes tho "rHotie
of the Unction" a slab on which la
said to have reposed the body of Christ
when tiring anointed by Micodemus
for burial. A few steps" from this Is
the spot where the Mother of Jesus
stood while the ljdy of Christ was lie
4ng anointed. Nearby is the spot of
''The1 parted Raiment." It is sup
posed to mark the precise spot where
the garments of Jesus were by lot dis
tributed among the Roman ' aoldiera.
Near thia are other chapels denoting
respectively, the places whrre Christ
was crowned with thorns, where He
was scourged, where He was nailed to
the. Cross, where He apeared to Mary
Magdalene after His Resurrection, anil
where the Roman Centurinn stood dur
ing th Crucifixion.
lie next descended a stairway which
led ts the Cbasl of St. Helena. Here,
It is said, Helenu, the mother of Con
stantine, sat while directing the ex-'
cavations which resulted in the finding
Of the Cross of Christ. . Below this was
the place, where the True ( loss is said
to have been excavated after a burial
Of. poo years.
Rock ot Calvary
. In another part of the Church one
beholds the very Rock of Calvary,
But of all places in this famous build
ing, the most revered' is the Holy Sep
ulchre. It is a little ehapol, twenty-six
feet in length by eighteen feet in
breadth. One gazes on it with the
deepest interest for (genuine or not)
no spot on earth has so profoundly in
fluenced the fate of Christian nations.
It brought about one of the most im
portant events of the Middle Ages-
the Crusades; and for its possession and
defense the best and bravest blood in
Christendom waa freely shed. Stoddard
said, in his opinion, there was no con
clusive proof that this was the burial
place ef Jesus.
Mount of Olives
. Of all the hills thut rise around Jeru
salem beyond the deep ravines, which
form almost a circle about the city,
the most profoundly interesting is the
Mount of Olives. Passing from the un
certainties of the Holy Sepulchre, one
looks on this with genuine satisfaction,
for of its authenticity there ran be no
doubt. The eighteen Venturies which
passed since Jesus was wont to retire
to ita sloes at eventide for prayer aud
contemplation, can have made littlu
difference in its form. . ,
At the foot of Olivet is a little area,
enclosed in whitewashed walls. This
is the reputed Garden of Gethseini.ne.
It was from Mount Olivet that Jesus
gar.ed tenderly upon Jerusalem and
wept as he foretold its Doom.
Just bryond the crest of Olivet lies
the little village of Bethauy. Its site
is undoubtedly authentic aud wo arc
sure peradventure, that Jesus loved to
come to find rest in the home of His
friends, Lazarus, Martha aud Mary.
IS UPHELD BY COURT
(Continued from Page 1)
I 11 ion expenditures of S,000,000 in
ten years in strikes to that end were
alleged. Working agreements between
the union and coal operators of Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois and western Pennsyl
vania woe referred to, including tho
Chicago agreement of 1HD8 providing
an ight-hour day in the "confer
Iu tho glass workers case, agree
ments between the unions and the Na
tional Association of l'ressed and
Blown (llaaswure Manufacturers were
set forth as alleged evidence of a
conspiracy to restrain trade.
That Judge Dayton erred in con
cluding that either union is illegal
u injur the common law, West Virginia
or the Sherman Law was held by the
circuit court. It stated that "changed
conditions" of modern times, if noth
ing mure, made labor unions legal or
ganizations when formed, for legal
purposes, being voluntary associations
to advance tbe interests of workers.
PERSONAL USE HELD
WASHINGTON, December 10 (As
sociated Press) The I'uited Stutes
Supreme Court today sustained the
Idaho prohibition law. The court holds
that it is unconstitutional for a citi
zen to have liquor for his personal use
against state legislation provisions.- It
ulso holds that the state act prevent
ing the manufacture, gift, sule, pur
chase or transportation of liquor docs
not violute the constitution.
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EVEfNl SUNNY FLORIDA
SHIVERS AND FREEZES
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WASHINGTON. December 10 (As
sociated Dress) The wenther bureau
is predicting continued cold weather.
Tbe cold suap has now reached far to
tbe went from, the Appaluchiuu uioua
tnins and in north and central Florida
the .tempo utuie is below freezing
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HIGHER PRICE FOR j
ISLAND SUGAR SEEfl
Member oj Food Adminishation
diets Eatfy Increase ' '
SALT LAKEy CITY, Decrmbrr
11 (Assor.inten 1 Dress) Increases
in the' ' whole tale price ; of brr-t su
gar and of refined sugar from Ha
waiian sane sugar were predicted hern
yesterday by Stephen Love, a member
of tbe sugar distribution of the food
administration. He expects to sec an
advance of twenty-five cents a hundred
pounds, from $7.1!5 to 7.r0 in the price
which beet sugar makers nnd Pacific
Coast refiners are Hrmltted to charge
for their products.- This he expects to
see within the next few days.
With the raising of prices In the west
nnd the incoming" of the Cuban crop
to the Eastern refiners, Mr. Love said
that an equalization of tbe differing
prices that have prevailed since price
control was undertaken eould be look
ed for. - -:
On the Atlantic Coast awaiting the
arrival of tbe beet sugnr crop and
pending an arrangement with the Co
ban growers, a higher price has been
permitted, or had to be permitted by
the sugar commissions. In the west the
beet crop was earlier and the Pacifi.:
Coast, refiners and Hawniian sugar
producers accepted the ruling of the
commissions upon sugar prices without
demur. The west has had little sugar
shortage while in the Kast it has ap
proached an actual famine.
USES FOR AIR CRAFT
Government Already". Works On
After War Problem
WASHINGTON, December 11 (As
sociated Dress) When the war is over
the United States. will find itself in
possession of thousands of aeroplanes'
and more thousands of expert areonauts.
What to do with both of .these when
the time comes is problem that is al
ready meeting consideration- and a solu
tion is being obtained. ,
Mail and freight are te be carried
through the air when the war ends,
lines being established in all directions.
For the protection of commerce other
uses will be made of the air craft.
'J' bey will be used for the seeking out
and destruction ,pf dangerous derelicts,
v Yet another use will be for the map
ping of the country, Durand- announced
NKW YORK, December J 1 (Asso
ciated Press1) Make the convicts of
uso to the country in the times J
when it needs men for one purpose or
another is the plan which is to be
discussed in Washington today. Kx
perts ou penology will meet there for
that purpose and it is expected tbe
subject will be taken up with govern
ment officiuls also.
The plan proposed nnd which is to
be under discussion is to tske the j
convicts out of the prison and to place
them nt work where what they ac- i
c.oni'lir-h may lie an aid to the govern
men: in the prosecution of tbe war.
WOULD CHANGE PLEA
SAN KRAN'CD-CO. IVceuiber 10
(Associated 1'iess) The request of
Joilh Singh, one of the Hindu witnesses
in the India -ouspirucy case, that he
might change his plea of guilty to not
guilty uud take liis-pluce with the de
fcudnnts, h:is been taken under advise
meiit by the court. ,
The sentence of Wilhelm von Brine
ken, former attache of the German con
Huluto in So n i'raticisco, and who has
pleaded guilty to complicity in the
conspiracy, was continued today until
January .:. tho continuance being ut
WOMAN SUFFRAGE CLANS
GATHERING AT CAPITAL
WASHINGTON. December 10 (As
sociated Press) More than a thousand
delegates and visitors arehere prep
arntory to the suffrage' convention
which will open ou Wednesday.
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TOKIO EXCHANGE BURNED
TOKIO, December 10 (Associated
Press) The Tokio stock exchange was
burned to the ground today and the fire
spread to adjacent buildings.
ONE MILK DELIVERY V
TO PART OF KAIMUKI
Only one delivery of milk n day will
be inndc to some parts of Kaiiuukl in
tho future, according to no uniiounce,
Incut made yesterduy by the Dairy
men 's Association. It is one of the
stops in bunging down the high over
head expenses of delivery which was
ri inineinled by the food commission
nt the milk limi ring .some weeks ago.
Tlii ie nre mi users of special baby
milk in the district, the association
stated chtcrdii', but if there, should be
any inil for it they would urrnnge to
have it delivered specially iu thut part
of the city. ' ,
AFTER WAR ARE FOUND HACKFELD S CO. LOSE
CbpcT of Commerce 1 R M. RflRFRTCflN 1
Matter-of 'Appealing To Shipping
! i Board To Permit All T. K. K.
Steamers To Carry Honolulu
Passengers To Come Up
Whether the board of directors of
the chamber of comm. tee will appeal
to the Federal Shipping Hoard to per
mit all the steamers of tho Toyo Kiscn
Kaisha to carry passengers between
Honolulu and Sun Francisco, under the
provisions' of the oast wise suspension
authorised sometime will be deter
mined at a meeting of the chamber
This will be the principal business
brought before the directors for con
sidcration. In case the directors are
favorable to the proposal, a cablegram
will be forwarde d to tieorge McK. Kr
Clellhn, who was recent l appointed the
chamber's, Washington representative,
and who Is now on his way to the
Cosst. Mr. McClellnn has a ropy of
the report and will be in a position on
receipt of cabled Inst met ions to pre
sent the matter before the shipping
board at Washington.
Having been here so recently and
having also fully investigated the en
tire shipping situation as it affects tho
Hawaiian Islands. Mr. MeClellan will
be in a position to advance Hawaii's
The directors will take into considers
tion the eomplrti' elimination of the
Matson line from passenger business,
for the present, owing to the comman
deering of its vessels for war service.
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AGENCY FOR CHINA
Hackfeld & Co, is to lose the agencj
for the China Mail line, thus leaving
them- without single steamship
agency, for, accordiug to reliable in
formation received yesterday, the bus
iness of this company will in future
be transacted through the office of
Castle Cooke, local Matson and Toyo
Kisen Kaisha agents.
It has been only a few months since
Hackfeld k Co. lost the agency for the
American-Hawaiian Steamship Com
pany, and this was followed soon after
by a severance of, business relations
btween the firm and the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company, the latter having
opened separate otnees in the business
section of the city.
The China Mail has only one vessel,
the China, which is owned by 'American
Chinese capital and which is under
American registry. Much of tho stock
is owned in Honolulu. It was the de
sire of the company when incorporated
to purchase several vessels for the
transpacific run, for the announced
reastm that Chinese exports might
not be at the mercy of Japanese
shipping men in obtaining space for
exports to the I'uited States.
However political unrest iu China as
well as financial conditions which re
sulted from the world war, together
with the scarcity of suitable vessels
which had doubled in cost many times,
precluded the carrying out " of thu
owners' original intention. The China
has been kept on the run although no
mors ships have been puVchnsed to
augment the fleet to tbe desired size.
She generally carries a capacity list
of passengers nud there is seldom cargo
spsce in her holds.
When asked lust night whether
Castle & Cooke hud been negutiutilig
for the China Muil agency, John Drew
said thnthey hud not.
WATSON ASKS TO BE
IVniling a court hearing of the ree
ouiuiendntioii made by the mnster,
Charles S. Davis, thut John Y. Colburn
be removed from the trusteeship of
the estate of David Kalakaua Kaw ann
ua kirn aud Helen 1 Jliuokalani Kawana
nakoa, Attorney K. M. Watson yester
day filed an application in the probate
court asking thut he be named guar
dian of the childreu while the court
bearings are in progress.
Iu his petition Attorney Watson
states that the application is made to
protect tiie interests of the children in
accordance with a cable from New
York sent to him by the mother, l'rin
cess Abigail Kawaiinnakoa. A copy of
the cable ulso filed says, " Authorise
you protect children's interests in all
legal matters," nud is signed by the
111 u recent amended report filed by
Master Davis it is alleged that a dis
crepancy exists in Colburn 's annual re
ports of tbe estate and it is rocom
niended that he be asked to accouut for
this, which is said to amount to somo
A hearing in connection with Attor
nry Watson's petition is to be held by
Circuit Judge ('. W. Ashfoid in ihum
ht rs tomorrow 'afternoon.
SPECIAL SECTION OF
CAMP GIVEN TO POLES
WASIIINOTOV, December 10 -(As
Mi'inted Press I -A special section of
in ' of the big Americau training i-aiups
to lay ussigued to Poles who are
pi. 'paring for service in fiance, noxious
to luittle against the enemy that has
ux.'iruu their t'uthci lund.
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REINS OFFICE OF
Cables To President Wilson An
nouncing Intention of Leav
ing Supreme Bench
TO QUIT REGRETTED
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Bar Association of Hawaii Will
Hold Meeting Soon To Recom
mend Candidate As Successor
A. O. M. Rob rtson has resigned at
chief jostie' of the Supreme Court of
the Tr-.itory of Hswnii, .his resigns-tl-
Wing forwarded yesterday by
cable to the 'resident at Washington.
Announcement was made by The
Advertiser week ago that Judge
Robertson was contemplating this ac
tion and yesterduy he confirmed his
desire to leave the bench and retire
to the private practise of the profes
sion of laW, by wiring Washington to
Inasmuch as Chief Justice Robert
son has expressed a wish to doff the
ermine at' once, his successor may be
selected asd appointed within the next
two weeks, and certainly not later
than the end of the year, although
there may possibly be some delay,
owing to the vast pressure of war
business riot only with the President
but in the department of the govern
ment to which his resignation may be
Among the possible appointees to
tbe vacant position is Judge C. W.
Ash ford, first judge of the First Cir
euit Court, who is not only the lead
ing jurist pf the territorial circuit
bench, numerically speaking; but ia
slso of the same political faith at the
, Tbe supreme court is the original
court of jurisdiction in all election
contests and for this reason it Is
usually composed of two members of
one political party, and one Of the
Either of the two justires of the su
preme court Justices H. 1'. Qusrlcs
and James L. Coke is, of course elig
ible to be elevated to the chief jus
ticeship. The resignation of Judge Robertson
leaves the court without a Republican
member, Justices Quartet and. Coke
bring Democrats. It has been sastom
aryVn tbe. past, save during one short
interval, for the supreme bench te be1
composed of twe members of the same
political faith as that prevailing at
Washington, the third member being
of the minority party. Chief justice
Robertson was not? only a Republican,
but has been st the bead of the court
since President Wilson has been in
office. There was one short period in
which all luce members of the court
. In all probability tie new chief
justice w ill be, a Democrat, leaving
justiceship vacant, to which the bat"
association will probably .. recommend
the appointment of a Republican.
For the past week the name of
Judge C. F. demonsformerly second
judge of the I'nited States court, hat
been prominently mentioned as a pos
sible appointee as associate justice if
one of the Democrats is made chief
John W. Cat heart, president of the
Bsr Assoi intion, said yesterday that,
with the resignation of the chief jus
tice now in the bands of the Presi
dent, mi caily meetiilg of the associa
tion will be culled to discuss tbe bench
vacancy, and recommendations for
warded to Washington,, this having
been customary with the bar associu-tion-nikh
reference to alt vacancies on
the bench, cither the supreme or cir
"I am awfully sorry to hear that
Judge Robertson has finally decided
to resign," said Attorney Frank K.
Thompson, last evening. "That is
from thu stundpoiut of the law pro
fession, for he has been an ornament
to the highest court of our Territory.
Ou the other hand it is not to t be
wondered at, for, during the' entire
time he hud been on the bench he hat
made a financial sacrifice. After hav
ing served six years as chief justice
1 suppose he has concluded that he hut
urn. Ic all the pucrifice in this war that
he should." ,
rirsiilcnt Cntheart of the bar asso
ciation ,ud similar views, saying,
"everybody will be sorry when Judge
Robertson uclually steps out of the
supreri" court. "
l. I.. Wellington; one of the veter
an members of tho bar, also expressed
his regret nt the news. With refer
ern e to whi.t the bur association might
do, Mr. Wellington said that when the
uev.s of the judge's intention was
uiiule public a short time age there
wi. a movement in the association to
roijuesi him not to resign. ' :"
lief ore donning tbe ermine Judge
Robertson was counsel for leading bus
iness (inns f tb Islands an was
known us a "corporation lawyer.'
and as such dealt with many of the
most intricuti) legal enterprises before
the courts. As a lawyer, either aa
consulting or an active practitioner be
fore the bar, Judge Robertson wr.s
i-ei.siilf red by members of his proi'oa
sioii us one of its leading expouents
CUBA WAITS ADVICES
BEFORE DECLARING WAR
II V N A, December 1 Associated
Pus. The resolution declaring war
brt-' ii Cuba and (ieliuuiiy, which was
lxpc.tr I to luue beeu introduced lu tb.
Cub. ii, s. nute yesterday, has bees lie
lu.vcl it is explained, pending utile iu I
udi..- t'lom WushiiiytuU. .
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