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HAWAIIAN- GAZETTE. ..FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1917. SEMI-WEErLY,-
' Hit Ti 'HYP 'f. 1
IS: REVEtefelD: ;f:
Private - Journal Kept
Tells' Storv 61 Plots
Schrdedcr add k(c6fih Involved la
Tale of Conspiracy
CRUISER WAS SPY NEST
German treachery of the blackest ,typeJlMnnwh,pot4 .gains!
the Entente Allies gross violation of neutrality,' 'cynical 'disregard
oi international, law ana contemnr
vic ,inc viiucu, oidtca in,irwi)uie wun oiner. nations- an ;tncse
seriously implicating Q'eorg fiodiek, H. A- Schrotfdery F W. Klehahrt
and other local men are revealed ,m; tlif" personal .diary'.of .Captain
js.an urassnot the Uerman commander, of the German cruiser Geier,
now the Amriran wa rati in -tiiir ' . ' . . : . i i
The diary of Captain Grasshof
- !.
navai intelligence aepartment ot,
vesterdav bv that office. '. . . !
. " ",- . i ';. J V- C '! , .. i . ... . I
The diary contains notes from day to day and gives ".detain
oHnstruction for damaging the, German Interned vesselsi 'listeningj
on naval radio messages, endeavoring in every possible manner
to circumvent American officials regard o. the. internment ofvth
German bluejackets and officers, and the spreading of false rumors
rnnCM'ninff r airier a in tU PariA tn Voinnar All!. I i-UIAr.:.. I
TTie naval intelligence office,:
terday, decided that the contents,
and others, was Of leep public, interest an4 authority had.beerv re
quested from Washington to make it public. This authorization,
says the official; was received only yesterday morning and the diary
extracts were then given out for publication
-V' . RODIEK INVOLVED ; ;
The diary gives in formatioa concerning transactions at th GerT
man consulate, in the Hackfeld building, which. fail tq substantiate
t,he explanations, given by. Mr, Rodiek recently when he.i pleaded
guilty in Sari Francisco to the charge f conspiracy.. The diary
serves to draw a net of evidence aowt Mr, Rodiekt aridj others men
tioned,, indicating that they, . wer parties to . th'; conspiracy which
emanated frpm Berlin' and Washington, andf jearrled.pn,,, in .part'ia
The diary, says the nval intelligence official, ; was not obtained
aboard the Geier at the time of the vessel's surrender to the United
States early this year, but was discovered later;, by, .agents ; of the"
government. It indicates that Captain Grasshof, even, had plans
fur making bu own escape.. S ..
. it even reiers to the necessity for spreading rumors of. German
submarines and raiders operating in; the South Pacific, rumors which
were spread in the community at .the time by others, than those
mentioned, but cloely connected with officials of the German con
sulate. ,Am6ngt those known. 'tp, have spread these rumors were
Schroeder and Bertram von Damnv : ".'.,, :,'' - i V-'
In absolute disregard to the terms of internment Captain Grass
hof, even though his wireless apparatus was supposed to be out Of
commission while his Vessel lay at the naval dock hereV.w'as in con
stant wireless communication with the officers of the German cruiser
Cormoran, interned at Guam, i -r y t t tri'wr. c '(
STEAMSHIP MAN IMPLICATED
i . .- T. ' a ii. '.:
The diary involves the, name of. Kircheiscn, a .quartermaster
aboard the China Mail Steamship China, who wap hi fa.ct, a
number to designate him .at the German-.embassy,, jwhb operated, as
a spy and part of the conspiracy machine, keeping in close touch
with officials here,, particularly with Grasshof. : . ; ',-.
The diaty also gives prominence to the name of jack D. Cleary,
who was present at a Christmas gathering in ,1915 and lauded the
Germans, following a similar line of spepcb erapkjyc4 by Prqfesspr
Dwycr, a language teacher, who, roomed at th house of Doctor
F. Schurmann, on Beretania Street, whose document in defense of
(lennanisni was published, not long ago, with the printed endorse
ment therein of the. present Governor of Hawaii: , 4; ,,
Because of statements made in the diary, and foroter reasons,
Captain Grasshof was brought before a court at Schpfiejd Barracks,
and placed in solitary, confinement until he was sent away, under
guard, for internment on the. mainland. . , ; ,. ' ,.
Some references in 'the diarv are not atnaretUrr rlr Imt
are explicit and give nariies and dates and persons connected with
diplomatic transactions which were being used to aid. the .conspiracy.
The diary opens in 1914 when the Geier .rama tn Hnnnluhi .4mm1,
China as a refugee, and the name of Captain, Bpy-ed, the, military
attache of the German embassy at Washington, is giveii 'promi
nence. .V. V v.
The first, entries are in October, 1914,- a hort timeafter, the
(Icier was interned here by American naval officers and the German
captain" given hi parole. . ':, ;:: 1 v'.l :..-;-.-.;
When the American naval officials took charge of the Geier on
, unuai; wucii yussugi aim ins crew uestroyea.trje ma
chinery, the German captain endeavored to destroy his office rec
ords by throwing, them into the harbor. 'At; the. suggestion, of an
Advertiser reporter, who saw the books and documents going, over
board, an army officer had many of them collected from' the. water
by soldiers who manned a .rowboat at his request for that purpose.
SMUGGLINQ MEN OUT ,
On October 28.. 1914, Captafn .Grasshof makes-. PPtty that he
sent a telegram to Knorr (presumed to be an attache -of the con-
uiato at man iranuiw-o), that toe
sciidinj honifi of .'officer! and men of
I hi' (Jeier wua jumBible, and two officer!
ami two men, nick, were given fin
itructium", and aUo utatea in the lama
paragraph that tli iteaniera 'I.ooh
huh (collier) and the Holitatla are out
of eomnilwilon . He add! that ihe
reply to hla telegram indUated that the
Hhh Fraiiciwo ncmlcr of the meimaga
hail "coneenKMl" the Information
about the men and Lad neeurrd nctoru
nuulutiuna for tUcm in New York, and
that a rccuimendution for iheltur on
(htrninn nliipa for tbent had benn given.
Another hlcgruui ivut by Uraasbof Ju-
y taptam pi Mier
M Stmm Rn I
.... i .
tor nosmla ltv . tttemnts. d in
is now In tlie possession ' .toF. tte
. . . . . 1
Honolulu anu was given publicity
' ' t ! ' . ' . a. ' ..', t.
an official of that office stated Yes
of the diarv. incfiminatmp RorfieW
quired; if the returninir "borne" wai
pouiibie, aud added that "there wae
no trouble here." .
On October 39 h WrHer be reeeived
a telegram f rear 8atf-VrtliciBco- nhith
aid that if email oUbibera were ent,
thla traniiportatloni of taett ' Win "poe
irible, and add that" the eooaulate at
fan -FranMaeo idltpped pp." r
: On October .30 ii ivritea that be re
ceived a 'inoMaga ; from .New Twit
lApifA by oy-i:d, aa follow: " Turn
ed out pobrty Oeir", and not to aeod
home any, men who, could- not (peak
other lanjuajci than Oerman, Boy Ed
aiding filne paenportt neeeMary"!
He tepUei to Boy-KdJ atklnft whV
"femet attempt ' did not torn oat
properly", aad added he would avoid
farther failure. r , - j
, 0b November I the 8a Franeiied
conaulate informed him the men al
ready aent to the Coaat bad been
(tiight. but their relcaie had been rel
qurted - . ' . '
ABoy-Ed rit . ... . :l : 'j
, .Boy td, accerdlng to another entr
uggeirted the fitting out of k aehoone
for a radio matter, prenumably foi
'operation in the PaeAfie; but on Nov
emtwr T Informed the San Franeleeo
eortibi - that the aending of wtrfleaa
operator! war impossible at Admiral
Moore hid Informed bin be bad to
leavo Honolulu harbor that night or Inl
te: r i ... i .-. .
By thla time the nam of A. Vi
JHrebotaen ftaturet in th diary n
trie t - "K-IT' , nnd ia mentioned
many tiatea later, and th naval Intel
litrenee. offieiali flgure-. that he report;
ed-1 Ornuhof and Kodiek, alao to the)
Ban Jtraneiieo eoniulate and alao t
the embaMy at Waihington, during
whi- time tie served aa quartermaatet
6k th China. Ia fact, "K-17" alad
repreeented the owner of the'ateami
er 'Maverick at Hilo; and contracted
for anppliei for th veasel, for which;
he paid.'- i . . , j
' On November 17 Oramhof aaytl
"Tbii afternoon the- eoniol earn o4
board witb Dr.'rVhwelk from Manila1
nd Tiingtau. He ha fteeret -tnei'
ago. ' I will give-him a military paa4
tort from July 15 to Afagnt 19. Knot
will ariv' him timnuirtMiaa il
Then . later he addai "Hnvo decided
not ,to, give fehweik pamport bo
Kirehelien, the quartarmaiiter of
theChlna, warned -me agaiait hunj
aaying .mipieten bad been directed
against him, aaying luipleioa bad been
directed on Pchweik'on the China: Klr
choiie'n irave m anil Uia r,i.i. ti.
(Pommcrn S radib code for tending newa.
"Ho rSchweikl fl.lm. n.k. . it u
agent for the aupprennion of whit
ilavery and th opium traffic."
Entor Mt. Klbaaa, v w , j .j ., ,
On December tl T. W. K1Kkl. ....
tern into the diary entriea. He cam
aovavn ine - weier- -and -requeirted in
formatfon conoeraiag bote of eport
lni? ' rifle aboaril tk HnlnH.
whether aa cargo they could be aent t
Japan or China. -
Several month later, on Aprlt 25,
the Washington embassy wired araaa-
roiuoe m deliver in nriea, ir
thyro partly paid for. &s the Gr
me authoritle would nr.nnge to pur
chaw them anyhow. He wa advised
to drop thenjjlown. "by eouraoa n few
at tim, with caution ia th bay and
let them-be covered with ear'
v Bodiek,' according to Grasshof, wir
ed the embassy that there were fifty
.one shotguns, thirty-six stock, thirty.
Hi barrels and fourteen boxes of am
munition. On the twenty-eighth Grass
hof had a eon vernation with Klebahn
and Schroeder about the weapons and
( they rdeelded ' to . inform . the embassy
,of ' the danger 6f somebody getting
into difficulties if th American author
ities -found them on board. "' "
Going back to December 2i, 1914, he
mention Nava Lieutenant Telt arriv
ing from -Shanghai ea. the Mongolia,
having escaped from Tsingtru and both
he and an aviator were traveling as
merchant!,, with forged passports.
OU 'the same day tbtttan' Francisco
cdneulat wired him to get in wireless
touch' with- the Cormoran, at Guam, to
transmit message!.
iOn December 29 he received a mes
sage) from Washington asking if he had
rwewved -My information about Jap
iaa tronsport reported to bo takiag
troop to CampecbO' (Mexico). Two
day rater he wired Manila and Bhangr
hai-asking if the Japanese report was
tTuOi' Blld charged himself to request
Krreheisen ' to get 'more informhtion
while in Japan. The latter wa to
who "arrived' if the rumor was cor
rect,. atid " leoviBg"- if lnorret. The
COtmornn'cantrht- his
ed wbat bo meant and nd vised hint t
use. tne nvy oodei -' On January- 6,
110, Krrcbeisn informed him tia .Trv.
attcWrp' -movement or prepara.
rroDft.-had ueen taade. On January 23
Grasetiof -transferred this information
to "Washington: " -
r la order -not- to" compromise "K IT"
who w abedrd th China, then ap
nroaehinir Hoaulnln. (triiakirf anan
note in his dlart that b bad decided
uoi w attempt lo wire to t be man on
board tho vessel. There was mor in
formation eonem minm ! JintnuA viei.a
found Sear Manila, and, Japanese old
nije oeing sola to Hussia, the informa
tion given him direct by 'K-17'.-
vAnorber portion of "K-17's" com
manlcstioa on Ftthriiarv tl tkaf th.
Chines crew of tho China bad brought
Weapons' fe ho Ml at Hi l'tin.l..A
tonsibly to be used in a revolt In n'onir-
I ...itr ... . . . . .n
was to ascertain to
real dpstinStloK nf tha armk an.l
ed the organiser of the gun handler
w aboard tho China.
wow' of the Spy
-Another portion 'of !"K-17s" com-tunieation-
to Ufaashof and duly en
terd -ln--h"diary, naya-that Chief
Steward MorirSn ?Auitrsli.s ahnani
tb. China was in "K-17'a" way. On
Jaodary 17,'-'"K-17" Inf ormed : Oraaa-
bof by wireless that' two Japaoes
transports bad been sighted heading
southeast, when the China waa about
240O mile west of Honolulu. -
On March 18, while tho China waa
in port Grasshof saw Kireheisen and
entered the following note from th
conversation ' v'tHobttein got three
Jeara' confinement for shanghaielng a 1
apanes eowbey n the Mack. (proV
ably, the Maverick-). Also, the 'K
17' was almbst arrested in Kobe, but '
wa warned by the first officer aud got
aboard quickly. . He baa Amerlea
ititineuihip papers and reported dim
self to the' consulate at Ban Francisco
at iho outbreak of th war." .
Od February SO, liUS," he writes:
'"A' letter from 'Boy-Ed- In which h
tntes that Captain von Papon, military
'attache, told bim that since th in
terning an American submarine (at
Honolulu), ' eaine aloagiide 1 and it '
mmander made th following ro.
mark to th watch officer (of Ooler):
'1 would like to do something against
t Japs outside, jf 'w could come to
iome agreement.' - After speaking with
,tb olllner on watch-at the time I re
ported to Boy Kd that the report was
untrue.? . .
IntrUugutry .. , , :
This entry on Mart-h 14 is inUrest
ing; "Iteccivcd a telegram from ban
Francisco, saying ' Tab rise h wi start
ed out from there on th tenth and in
case anything- befell ' bim Gelssmann,
of lipcig, will b paused off for him.'
(I. ., aecrefly substituted in his place).
'.' I answered by telegram ss followst
'.My word of honor requires that I re
port th arrival of Pahriach to the ad'
mlral and also (he reason he waa aent
back without permission from (or th
knowledge of) th GeleK'.'' M ' '
March lrt, miSx "Tuesday th Iflth,
telegram from 8aerbeh, with refer
vnc to my telegram hf the 16th
Have notified the admiral of-the dei
bartur .'of . Pahriach'. Report was over
looked on account Of fagelmanu' ab.
sertce.' " . :
April 9, 191.1: "Consul at fn Frahi
Cisco stated that Htriebel and N. Ol
(aon-eommiasioned officer) from th
Leiptig came in on a V, rl. transport. 'f
April 13: "Traasport Hhermaa is 1st
Btriebel and Geissmann oa board, tb
meter formerly-or the leipsig."
. April 17, 1015i "Decision of th
navy department on th parole of the
paymaster' clerk ia here. They also
ask if there is a man named PabrlscH
on bord. The requested parol wa
sent over.' Also wrote them that they
had evidently ' mistaken the nam
Paenich for Pahriach." , . 1
On April 24 be say be wss advised
by the consulate at Baa Francisco to
"plense quietly 'and in an Inconsplcui
bn way circulate rumor of a plan of
attack on Canada." . He -didn't nn
derstnnd this sn.l asked for plainer inf
Stmctioiis, but later received a reply.
"The affair Is settled."
'He became. Interested in a plan td
destroy scert matter" and asked
New York consulate if It was neeew
sary, to whleh the consulate replied
asking Grasshof to ' Instruct German
steamer t immediately- burn all ae'
eret mattera relating to the naval ser.
tie and to notify tho Alsasa at Pago
Iago.
On May 17, 1015 requested instruc
tions by wIto "Do you deem necessary
the destruction of the entire et of
machinery nbroad the Geier", but was
advised to destroy only steamers'
equipment.:, ni -.' i. 1
Moaaag From Bernstorff .
Count von Bernstorff now begins to
figure In tho diary, for a message wa
received from the ambassador on May
IS, 1010,' addressed to-soma on here,
the name being omitted from th diary,
however, 'which.' said, cryptieslly,
"Danger of' bavin 'weapons cours
es ted." Three days later, H. V. B,
Washington," who ia pmbably Bern
storff, ' wired, "Dd not destroy," but
the instructions- apparently came too
late-for Grasshof replied that he bad
complied immediately with instructions
in the first message.
Then comes Albert Wehde, the ma
who waa in Honolulu Inst spring, feted
by the Rotary Clob, and then arrested
here nnd tsken to Chicago as a partici
pant in the Hindu conspiracy plot. ,
Grasshof met Wehde at the Gennaa
consulate in tho Hackfeld building o
May 22, aaying the man was on bis way
to the Orient oa business.. On June 12
the Maverick ia ; introduced ' in' the
diary,. Grasshof making eotry that th
newspnjiers bar published a story of aa
unknown or unidentified steamer arriv'
ing at Hilo.
Then came Instruction from the
arch-conspirator Boy-ed td spread th
news of a Germnn submarine being at
work in the Houth Hess, nnd "Plena
spread' the information very carefully."--This
message waa received by
Grasshof on Jane 17. ' ' '
-Grnsshof was instructed to assign a
radio, operator to the Cormoran on Au
gust L'0, 1015. This message came from
Boy-ed, bnt the following day he made
entry that Manila had informed him
this could not be done,' as Germans
Were forbidden to land at Guam,
iOn September 14 be' wrote that Cap
tarn von Papen and Prince von Hatz-feld-Tracheaberg'
wet making an in
cognito visit in Han Francisco.
In November be enters in-his diary
some American official -message trans
mitted from Kahuku to Tutuila, signed
by "Lansing," this one reading as fol
lows:' '"Kadio'lK .IF, government!, Wash
ington. TO Govt. Naval Station, Ti
tuilla. For' American Consul, Apia, Kith
Department, November 10. Pleaofl re
port full eoacerning the arrest Of Hans
sen and 'grounds for placing th Ger
man management and plantation ' em
ployees of the South Sea Island of
Hamburg, under forced administra
tion." " ' '.
Jack Cleary Mentioned
Then, the luy after Christmas, 11)15.
Grasshof tells of attending a Christmas
eelebratiou at PhOeaix Hall, when some
speeches were made by Jack Cleary, a
local Irishman, and Professor Dwyer.
Here is his entry!
December 2i, "1 i 1 5 'Record of speech
made at meeting nf Germane to cele
brate Christmas, Phoenix Hall, Decem
ber 27. lit 1 5. Dwyer is Prof. Pntrick
Dwyer, tencher of languages, who had
an office for some time at Dr. Schur
mann 's, Beretania Street.
Speech Professor Dwyer! "I be
lieve in peace. I would like "to see
peace.' I want to See peace .When the
Teutonic Allies have driven th Rus
sian Bear tn the North Pole; when they
have trampled on the proud Lilies of
France until they are nndistinguish
sble from the mire; when they have
driven tl Garibaldi Dagoes into the
crater of Mount Vesuvius; when they
have twisted
Jack Cleary
(from the audience):
" Aain "
Prof. Dwyer:
Jack Cleary:
Prof. Dwyer:
"and twisted "
"Once morel "
"and twisted tbo
toil of the Ku.'lish I.iou until hi bowls
eau be heard reverberating through the
deepest dungeons or Bell: "
SPAIN WILL PRESENT - i
VIGOROUS PROTESTS
MADRID, December 13 (Associated
Press) The Stianlsh itemlre an.
nounncd today that the ggvernment is
preparing an energetic protest to Ger
many against tho U-boat bombnrrlmont
of the Spanish steamer Claudia nnd the
killing or eiifUt persons.
PHES CURED IIT B TOKDATS
PA.O OINTMENT is guaranteed to
cur blind, bleeding, Itching or pro
uu.liug PILES ib 6 to day or
money refunded. Msnofacrured by
tlie PARIS MEDICINE CO., SI. Louis,
U.S.A.
IliJEKiiOtO.. .;
BANISH BOOZE WHEN
OLD YEAR IS ENDED
"a. i , mi
Bars Wilt Sell Only Soft Drinks
vAfter. First of Year Is Dcci
V sion of Directors
EMPLOYES vToTaTING
; RU1E TO BE DISCHARGED
Company Has Operated Ba,r On
1 Only One Boat But Stew
ards Have Had Licenses
No more liipior will he sold on any
of the Inter Islnn.l vessels after the
first of the year, according to Normsn
Vi Oedge. who sni.l Inst night that he
feel confident that n. h a decision will
bo for the) best interests of all con
cerned. II added that although the
bar on the Mauna Kca is the only one
In which the comjmny has bad an in
terest t many of the stewards on other
vessels Of the line have had internal
revenue licenses which tiermit them to
sell liquor to person traveling on the
high sea, n
Not OporaUd For Profit
"Th company has never operated
the bar on the Mauna Kea for profit,"
said Mr. Gedge, "hut merely for the
accommodation of the 'traveling pub
lic In many eases it has also served
n safety valve for, knowing liquor
could be obtained on hoard, there are
those who) would not provide themselves
with greater qnantities than they could
conveniently use.
"Ih cases Where no liquor Is" served
alioard a vessel it has been shown that
liquor baa been carried aboard in in
ordinate : quantities. This leads to
treating which in many instance
amount to goodly-sized glasses or por
tions which produce a state of intoxica
tion' seldom found when a bar 'is at
hand. , However, the hoard of directors
bav decreed that no more liquor will
bo aold to patrons by either the com
pany or ita vmployns fend any employe
found guilty of violation of the order
will be dismissed forthwith." a
80U Soft Drlnki
Mr. Hedge said that the bar will not
bo dooo away with entirely, for it is
now' th intention of the company to
dispense) soft- drinks and cigars in the
stead of alcoholic beverages. This will
provide a place for the men folk to
congregate ami play cards, but the
Sale Of intoxicating liquors will he
strictly tabu.
... ,
tXR.tt f v i ; i k l ' ' it
1
South Sea Merchants Wish To
Do Business With Local
Firms '
Xtcarasliip stowards as go-betweena in
tho handling of merchandise aold by
Honolulu firms and purchased by I per
sons in American ttsmoa are appro
priate persons to undertake to receive
here, and deliver at Pago Pagoy small
siaed articles such aa hats and shoes,
but not necessarily large articles aneh
as oil stoves and sewing machines, ac
cording to a merchant of Hamoa who
recently wrote the chamber of com
merce suggesting the placing Of orders
for goods in Honolulu in future, in
stead of with New York and Han Fran
cisco as formerly.
The writer snid be and others desired
to trade with Honolulu busioess firms
and asked for f. o. b. prices at Hono
lulu, and said that articles bought
could be forwarded in charge of tho
second and third stewards of the steam
ship Ventura, who would be rcmuner
nted for their trouble by the im
porters, 'hi
The writer said that they desired -to
get prices on shoes, particularly those
used more generally in tropical 'coun
tries; hats and haberdashery suitable to
hot climates; watches, sewing machinea,
oil stoves, galvanixed iron, tools, and ao
forth, and suggested that, of course,
owing to. the large sir.e of some of the
articles, the stewards could hardly be
expected to handle these.
The letter will be mimeographed by
the chamber of commerce and -sent
around to alb local dealers, while the
chamber secretary will notify the Pa
moan merchant of the action taken,-advising
him also of the rates by express,
freight aud parrel post.
KOCKFORD, Illinois, November 27
Brig.Xlen. L. W, Kennon took com
mand of the tttith Division of th Na
tional Army at Camp Grant todav,
succeeding Maj.-Oe.n. Thomas It.
Barry, who deported on detached aer-vii-e.
HEALTH OF SWEDEN JS .
)N0W BETTER THAN EVER
STOCKHOLM. Dwember 10 Asso
oiuted Press') According to bwedisli
government reports, the health of the
nation ii better than ever before, not
w ithstanding the food difHcalties. The
r-'tockholm death rate is a record, hav
ing fallen to 12.H per 1000 inhabitants,
iigninst a normal average of 1S.7. '
- .
COLD IN IOWA
ISIUl'X CITY, Iowa, neouiW 13
(Associated Press) The thermometer
tuduy went down to twenty degrees be
low cro.
COME TO HONOLULU
BOY SCOUTS TO BE. r
CALLED TO COLORS
Youths' Will Be Mustered Into
Federal Service, It Is
Stated At Meeting
News that the Boy Hcouts are to be
called into fekral service by the gov
ernment aud be on duty In Uniform day
anil night like any military unit of
Facie Ham's forces ent a thrill of
quick interest through the gathering at
the annual meeting of the Honolulu
Hoy Hcouts last night.
The news that the Boy Hcouts are to
be "called .out" in the service of the
nntlon came as a part of a communica
tion to Roger N. Burnham, executive
commissioner of the Honolulu orgaaiu
tion, from.. James Wilder, former popu
lar scout master here, and now in New
York where he is scout mnstor in
charge of the Heascouts of. America.
The part of the letter I ns follows:
"As Mr. West spoke of it himself,
I do not mind telling you that the
1'nited Btates government Is about' to
take over the Boy Hcouts of America
bodily. They ore to be lixted for com
munication service and will be expect
ed to get into uniform and atay in uni.
form night and day. Moreover, any
boy weiring a uniform that in any way
resembles the scout uniform, marine
uniform, or the sailor' anlform will be
promptly Arrested."
When the action outlined Is to be
carried out by the federal government
is not definitely stated, but it i be
lieved hero that the Order will come
some tint onrly in the new year,'-
Report were presented, new officers
elected arid a number of interesting ad
dresses were given at the meeting and
banquet which was held on the YoUng
Hotel roof. The new officers named
are President. Hauford B. IMej vice
presidents Drl J. B. Pratt, A." L. Castle
and George Deanlson; executive com
missioner, R. TI. Burnhsmv-Pomnilssion-er,
Harry- 8. Hay ward; executive com
mittee, John timid; James A. Rath, W.
F. Dillingham. William Thompson;- P;
f. l'ortd. The Hawaiian Trust conipnny
was chosen to act as treasurer of the
organization.
Addresses were delivered by Dr. J,
A. Pratt, Jsmes A. Rath, the retiring
president, Captain W. 11. Foster, A. 11.
Ford and 8. B. Dole, th ttew president1
Many interesting points were brought
out in the address of Dr. Pratt who
gave an outline of what scouts can do
to help conserve food. Statistics, ' b
said, show that every rat destroy food
worth $1.37 each ymr.t What savings
might b effected through wholesale ex
termination of rodents directed by Boy
Scouts may be guessed- when one-tries
td flgur bow many rata 'are at large In
Honolulu- alone.' The epeaker pointed
out that the draft 'wilt materially de
plete the ranka of worker of th board
of health and in thia connection he aaid
h expected help from the fJcOirta. v In
concluding hia remark he offered 100
in prize money to Scout! for ' improve
ment designed to better sanitary con
ditions. . ., ., '
TJr( Mar Syntona
. Th retiring president in his address
urged more system in th general work
of the organization and particularly in
soliciting and raising the amounta cov
ered by the annual budget. At the con
clusion of bis address a vote of thaiiks
was given him for hla work, of the
past year. ,;(..
Of interest to Scout! generally was
the statement of Captain Foster' who
stated that he could get the Iater-Isl-aild
slip as headquarters -for Honolulu
Hea Scouts. Captain' Foster" also ex
Eressed his willingness to-supervise the
uilding of a boat th Sea Hcouts will
need.
A. II. Ford, of the Pan-Taeifie Col
lege, expressed the wish that tbo older
Scouts of all nationalities would come
closer together and learn more of each
other's business method!. ' He urged
greater unison and better understand
ing between the races. '
President Dole of the organization
reviewed briefly the record Of the Boy
Scout In th Territory. He declared
that he had made a part of the routine
of his life the Scout motto, "One
Cood Turn Dally," and he bad found it
to be full of value of th best sort.
All of the ramification of the exten
sive work of the Scouts in the past
months were given in detail in the re
port presented liy Scout Executive
liurnham. A financial statement that
nan presented showed ' that receipts
from A f r i 1 1 with a balance brought
forward amounted to $.'l-N9J7with dis
bursements for the ptriod $.'t(MHl..11,
leaving a balance on hand December 11
of 1W.0H. " -,r
In addition tn the announcement con
cerning the calling of the Scouts into
federal service aa stated ia the com
munication from Wilder, other interest
ing details of Wilder' letter were
given. '
In his letter, which Is dated Novem
ber 116, Wilder says that "next week
the. Sea Scout program will nrobably be
launched." He adds that this is to be
"a formal, ctiqiictted, hard workiag
side of the tcout movement." He adds.
I "You can't be a Sea Scoutmaster with
out taking an examination. The first
grade requires that tho Scoutmaster
must be an able seaman, able that Is, to
tack, run free, anil pick np moorings,
swim, sav life, and so forth.".
, , .
SPRECKELS IS WITNESS
WASHINGTON,' December 13 (As
sociated Press) The senate subcom
mittee hearing on the augsr shortage
will be held tomorrow. I'laus Hprock
els will bo the first wit uess.
, , ; . ;
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MAINLANOER UALiED
WEV COLLECTOR OF
WTEBBtraOE
Howard Haihaway, Unknown 'In
Hawaii. Appointed By Presi
dent To Fill Vacancy
IS BELIEVEDRESI0ENT i
OF WASHINGTON STATE
Friends of Johnstone. Disappoint
ed, Tiit His Long Service ,
Mas Not Been Rewarded
Howard Hathaway, mainlanoVr, ha
been appointed by President Wilson as'
collector of Internal re venue for Ha
waii to succeed the late Joha F. Haley.
The appointment, which i subject to
confirmation by the Fnited States sen
ate, la believed to be a recess one. Ho
far ns known-Mr.- Hathaway 'r nam
h not been er to the-senate.
The new collector is now on the wsy
to Honolulu and will tak office the
morning of December 22. ' .
This information was received Tester- '
day in a letter from th internal reve
nue department in " Washington .' by
Ralphs. Johnstone, acting collector
sine the death of Mr.- Haley. Ji6 furtU-'
er particular were given in th lettv
' Mh Johnstone doer not know who
the new eolleetor is or where be comes
from.;, Tho hews comes as a distinct
surprise, for it was believed in some
quarters that the department ' would
lam sortie local man from among the
many who have been after the posi
tion. '
It hsd "been" hoped by many in Hono
lulu -that Johnstone' ninny year of
efficient servls -in the - department
would be rewarded by the President
by 'Ma appointment. " -:
There. Is ranch disappointment in Ho
nolulu that this big federal plum should
go to' A' mainland nrah, for it was be
lieved right along that- this time, par
ticularly, this important office would bo
given to an Island man, inasmuch as
among th Kany who were nfter tho
job were several eligible, who would .
bo aoreptabU locally. ' . . ' f
Keen disappointment is felt bere that
Ralph S. Johnstone failed of landing
the position for. if any man wan en
titled to a position, say hia friends,
.Tohnsfone was certainly that man. He
ha been in the department's service
for many year and for a long tim
has been chief office deputy, a position
carrying quite as much work, If not
mot than that of tho head.; 'i
Since the death of Collector' Haley,
several months aso, Johnstone baa bee'u
acting Sepufy Collector and during this '
time ha conducted the' work of th
offle with satisfaction to all. it la aaid. '
New war revenue measures have eomo
Into effect and operation since'. Tobn--'
sfons took full rharg of the efflc and
the work has more than doubled np In '
all respects, with the collections being
tripled-tn ambunt
AppoUtoo TJaknotra Hr "
Aa far aa could be learned yesterdsy,
Mr. Hnthaway, th new collector, seems
to be Washington State man.
''When I waa la Washington D C.,'
recently," said Malcolm A. Franklin,
collector of the Tort of Honolulu, "I
was- given to nnderstand that tho ap
pointment for collector of internal rev
enue In Hawaii would go to a AVasli
ingron State man. No names were men-,
tloneil, bowever;. .1...
"I don't know Mr. Hathaway, ex
cept that I presume ho Is a 'Democrat
and, If he Is that,' as I 'take it for
granted, then I can say ho ia good'
man." . ..' ..'
' Among the local candidate for the
office, in addition to Ralph 8. John
stone, waa Clarene D. Pringle,' , who '
was one a deputy, for a brief period v
Of service,1 In the department. . Mr. ,
Pringle waa one of three local wen who
secured the indorsement of th tcrri-
torial executive committee of the lcino- '
cratlc Party." -;- '. .,'';; "..''.V. "v. '''."-,
Pringle pressed . hia ' candidacy . even
to th doors of congress in Washington,
where he visited for a 'spell tn his own".'
Interests: When' be returned bere neve... '
rnl weeks ago Pringle iermitted him
self to say that there was nothing to
It; that he had the appointment clinch
ed. All there Was really to be done, '
h believed, was the shouting and when
the time came be would do all of that .
Ralph Jobnatone took the situation
very philosophically when notified yes
terday from' Washington'' tbut Mr.
Hathaway had been appointed. ' -'
"I have nothing to say," he said,
"aud will ouly await the arrival of 1
the new rol lector. I shall be ready at
noy time to turn th office over to him
and await hi pleasure."
It is believed that there will be no 7
changes in the local office for loino
time. Collector-Hathaway will natural
ly want to And himself aud lea ro tho
lay of the land. After that, it WU '
aaid yesterday, the changes, if auy will
come, may I made. Mr. Hathaway '
will probably ' have some mainlnd
friends to honor and thou will begin
the falling of beads into the waste
basket.
44 It 1 a downright shame that the . '
pnrty ia power refuaeo to recognize '
efttcieucy in office," said a high official
yesterday, a man who Is almost of a
non partisan' stamp. "There is no such '
thihg as c flic ieucy and honest service
with the Democratic party.- It' all '
politics.' Tber Is absolutely no reason
under th sun why Johnstone should
not hv received th appointment. If .
auv mau waa ever entttlod to promutiou K
Johnstone eertainlv was. , .
"Politics of this kind go toward .
makintf any man desirous of aurviug tlin
federal government lukewarm in bi
efforts. The rase of Johustoue is one
id Hiut. He has been in the oftice
many years aad there is nothing ngaiust
hi record,' which is all in bin favor..
But he is not labelled ' Democrat,' aud
everything goes for nothing.. If. he ia .
n Republican his partisanship has. cer
tainly been Of the klud that cannot
be termed off uuulve. :.'.'
"Mr. Hathaway may be a goo) aisu,
efficient nnd all that, but, then, wlieiv
In tho deuce Is that vaunted principle '
of democracy bom rulcf". .. ' 1-

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