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!!AVAtJAN GAZETTE FRIDAY;- DECEMBER'-2ft,;-1917. SEfl-Wmt.Y.
MARTIAL TOO EASY
BELIEF OF JOHNSON
I ' a, . a J . i .V '
Brigadier General Twice Sends
Back Findings With Memo- ,
randum of Disapproval ; 1
PRIVATE IN CAMP STRUCK '
OFFICER AFTER ORDERS
Commander of Guard Seeks To
Have Discipline Enforced .,
v - and Filipino Miist Pay .
V For striking a non-eommtriioned of
ficer In the mouth during the Kawalloa
encampment .of th Hawaiian National
Guard, a Filipino private of the First
Raiment waa tried by eourt-martial
and sentenced to : Imprisonment for
twenty days,, but on eaehing Brig.
Oen. Samuel I. Johnson, commanding
the entire guard, the proceeding! were
disapproved uad neat back to the eourt
martial board for ' revision, .on the
ground that the seVeneo waa Inade
quate, and did not meet the seriousness
at the nffense. "
The bonrd again eonmderod the man's
cane, aal thia time Added $22 Una in
addition to the imprisonment and sent
it to the commanding general.
Batnrned Second time I- ,':
. Yesterday, 4fee tevsed .report of the
proceedings waa once more returned to
the board with . the , general 'a disap
proval, the memo stating that even yet
the penalty, ass not auBiclently severe.
.' The occasion which led op to the
affair waa .a dixpute between the Fili
pinos, the private refusing to obey or
ders and when reminded of his military
duty, demanded thiit the eornornl throw
off hi eoat and fight. The corporal
again reminded 'the man that.be was
preparing himself for a lot of trouble
and repeated his order. For answer
the private at nick the corporal in the
mouth, cntting"liis lip badly. The cor
poral did not attempt ta administer a
boating, but quietly plaoed the mutin
ous private under arrest and jient him
to . the company : commander where
charges were preferred.
Wottfd Enforce Diacipline
General f Johnson s U i .understood to
have expressed a determination that
discipline jaunt' be enforced through'
out the uar4 oj all oaeaeUtne And ao
serious a breath n the present la
atanee,jf altowod to stand .under a
bu all penalty, would .not ., have the
aalutary effect that is necessary,.
Information-.of the action , of the
board has already been spread around
the islands where the National Guard
has units, .and it is believed by officers
of the guard that the" action In this
case, when Anally approved by the com
manding general will he an -aid to the
efforts to -require diaciplise."
Report On Guard Said To Have
.'Favorable Comment As Well
As Faults of Camp-
Constructive criticism, as well as
praise, are aaid to have been offered
in-the official report of tho regular
army officers on the Hawaiian National
Guard encampment at Kawailoa in No
vember. While there were some sharp
reminders of the lark of discipline in
the guard and the fact that a certain
' percentage of the officers might not
be capable of .appropriate leadership,
yet the report is said to have been
more or less favorable to the guard,
on the whole.
Tho discipline referred to, however,
was much bettor -as the camp progrcfes
ed indicating that an eaeaoipwent pe
ril. -1 of longer duration would Jmve
produced far-reaching efteeta to the
Oply Short Experlaoca
"It is known that nearly fifty per
cent of the guard's officers and men
had had training for six months or
thereabouts when they went into camp,
a detriment at the very start, as is
found in nearly all guard organizations
where drills for each company unit are
not held oftener than once a week,
and where civilian life cannot be trans
formed into military life in so short a
time. . - . i ,
Tha guard will "have intensive train
ing after the drat of the year. There
will be a school for offioers and a school
for enlisted men. It is likely that the
commands will be taken to Punchbowl
oftener. for instruction in modern war
fare, and every effort-made to catch
up and the effort made to convince the
military authorities both here and at
Washington that the Hawaiian guard
is, after all, an organisation which can
be depended upon for good active aor
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NEW LEGAL FIRM
Chief Surtlr Ai sG.. M. fiobertsqn.
wno, -recently roaigrnri irons (ne - su
preme bench after the first of the year
will be associated with Attorney Char
lea 11. Olson in the practise of law. It
is atated that Attorney Henry Holmes,
who has-been associated with Attorney
Olson under the firm name of Holmes
and Olson, will retire from practise,
TRENT ACCEPTS TRUST
Richard II. Trent, president of the
Trent Trust company, yesterday ex,
pressed his willingness to accept the
appointment of trustee ot the Bishop
estate announced this week by the su
irons Hin act -mmm
J :flH HEUER HATTER
German Teacher Tenders Resig
... nation Frpin Faculty of a
':' : : College o(Hawalr : '
The matter of acceptance of Miss
Maria Heuer'a resignation ..from" the
faculty of the College of Hawaii rjJH be
takes up at a meeting' ef the board of
regents this morning at eleven o'clock.
None of the . regents could be reached .
last evening ta aay what tha action of i
the beard waa likely to be. - -
la offerlsg her resignation ta Doctor '
Deep, president of the College, yester-1
day noon, MJse Jleuer stated that aba
took Mis action -i or me oauioni oi me
College of Hawaii, to which aha wal
deeply attached. According to a state
ment said to have been made by. Doe
tor Dean, she felt that the criticism to
which he bad been subjected was uOr
deserved. ; '
The public, disapproval' which has
followed the publication of the facta In
the ease of this .Herman language teach
er has Jed 4iV to the sending in of her
resignation. Her attitude toward Amer
ica at war. was felt to be not one that
should be placed before the youth of
the land In an educational institution.
The payment, of territorial and federal
moneys as aaTary to a professed Teu
ton, who according to 'the statements
of well-known Honolulu people, has
-since America's entrance into the. war
made strongly pro-German statements,
is also a -matter which ha been aub-
'jeeted to a considerable amount of cri
tic iHm in the. past wee. - ,
Aiding, the Enemy , ' '
''.It seems to roe that' something has
.been said by the President about giv
ing aul anu comrort to tne enemy, -said
.one prominent Honolulu man yes
terday, "and if tho payment of a sal
ary to anyone professing such senti
ments as Miss IleQer's is not doing that
very thing, my intelligence must be at
fault, fcyen when not confessedly pro
German ' she is far from being pro
American, and at this crisis any luke
warm or neutral residents are enemies,
whether Teutons or not. -Practically
every one of the statements fnade by
Mine Heuer,' if analysed, will be found
to be the same as those which are being
spread by German propagandists on
the mainland. '
"It is also a well know fact in the
East that-one of the aims of the Ger
mans baa beon to retain all teachers of
German birth In American Institutions
wherever possible, so that even when
not openly working for the Huns they
could spread the insidious falsities of
the propagamla among the . younger
generation. Might not that . be the
rase in Honolulu alaot Even if not
in the pay of the Germana His Heuer
waa helping them by tver cultivated
attitude toward the war, tee elding -to
her own statement auade .to Doctor
Dean in her, first letter. f
Mlsa Idathev Mom v,; '.'"'
f i a a. fjat ri ara . Htilt a ma naktliino 4a
aay aa to whether she is, considering
the sending of 'ihar resignation in the
near rut u re. . Who is inciud with Alias
liquor in the reeolutlpa. flrawa op by ,a
number of the atudeuta of the college,
.avho state that they will not attend
claasea taught by eitaer of the two
women, after the nagianing of the Jan
uary term. It Is now vacation.
A question blank will he sent out by
Henry W. Kinuey, superintendent of
the public schools ef -the Territory, if
the approval of the school conumssioa
era gained, asking the teachers if
they ire absolutely loyal to the United
fttAtea In the war .against .the Huaa.
There are ouly about -twelve teachers
of the 900 in the public, hchools who
are put down as of German .blood, but
it is thought that they .are ouly of
German descent and not of German
sentiments. . Any other teachers about
whose attitude doubt might be felt will
bo asked to answer the questions.
The importance .of right teaching of
patriotism in' the schools is emphasized
Uy Superintendent Kinney, who says
that the production of loyal American
citir.ens is of more importance than
scholarship. Those who work for Amer
ican money are expected to be abso
lutely true to American institutions
and ideals, he says.
FOOD BOARD HEAD
Pubic Welcomes Idea and
Speaks Up Plainly
The suggestion tiiat George B. Car
tor be aamod as executive head of
the territorial food commission, to re
place J. y. ChUd, made yesterday, has
received strong aupport in Innumer
able quarters. Carter is felt to be a
man .who would fearlessly and freely
carry . out the .objects f qr which the
food commission waa formed, and one
whose nomination .wojild be aeeonded
by the people .of the Territory.
" George K., Carter would be the
ideal man for. the plane," said A. L.
Castle yesterday, "and it is to be hop-
, ed that the suggestion will not be al
lowed to drop, even t it la a trifle
late in coming."
.Other ptatement of tho same tenor
were made by a noraber of business
and professional mea who feel that
Carter would be Invaluable in the work
of the eommistdon, 4
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EARLY TRIAL DATE FOR
DOCTOR HAYES CERTAIN
Unleaa ' otherwise ordered by the
court the rrharge against Doctor H.
Homer Hayes of having performed a
criminal operation will tie one of the
first erimiaal cases heard when the
new term of court opens. Attorneys
for the - physician presented a request
that the ease be set fur hearing January-
8 and this date also meets with
the approval of City Attorney Drown.
The Jurors will be .drawn from the
present panel of - trial jurors.
To Stricken Country
Taken From Shipboard Here
- T-helr Clothing and Belongings
'Went On and If Released For
. mer .Soldiers . Will Be Without
Funds --V'"':-;'--v'-V-. -a;'-, ,:'
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Four Rumanians who arrived recent
ly on a Japanese steamer from Japaa
and were .removed fom the vessel by
the United States immigration author
ities for detention at the local station,
have bees Ordered deported with ana
exception, on tke ground that they are
likely to become public charges. Their
eases hsve beea appealed to Washing
ton.; If the author itiee there e-oatain
laspeetor-in-rharge Halsey, three at
least-of the immlgrsats will be placed
aboard a veasel bouid aeroaa the Paci
fic for Japsa. uad eventually, If the
Japanese cticlabi take action similar
to that in Honolulu, they may find
themselves back in war-stricken Eu
mania. AH Wera Soldieri . ;
AU the mea claim to have . been
soldiers In tho Bumaaiaa army and
invalided eut,.oae having, beea slight
ly wounded in .one hand. Three have j
passports but the immigration inspec
tors are a bit chary .of foreign pass
ports just now. . Tha mea .claim that,
having been ill, they Wisnted te leave
the eountry aad secured proper pass
ports ' and set their eyes ..toward the i
Unjted Ktatts. '. They claim 4hat condi
tions In Rumania are auch that they
fed - it absolutely accessary to aeek a
new oountry. Horrible atrocities have
been Committed, thoy say, therev is ia
snffieient food and . people are dying
by. hundreds. v . ; ; ,
One Attempts Suicide
A -few days- ago -one of the Ru
manians, say the immigration anen; at
tempted to hang himself, and he was
thereupon aent to the police station
for aafe keeping, and on the gTound
that be appeared to be mentally un
balanced. A few Jays in the station
appeared to change the man 'a eondi
tioa,.and partly at the request of Prl
vate, first class, . Dan Popovich, 10th
Company, Coast Artillery .Corps, Fort
De. Buasy, the man waa returned to
the immigration station. He is now
reported to be quite normal.
. Private Popovich, himself a Ruma
nian, one of ,two men of that nationality
iow serving in the army ' here, beard
iof the plight of these men and learning
that they could not express themselves
-in English, saw them and talked with
(them directly in their own language,
i "These men, from what they told
me," aaid the - American-Rumanian
aoldier,; ' were all, or . .nearly all, in
army service for Rumania. One was
wounded , and the others became ill.
Conditions . have become horrible in
.Rumania, and they wanted to leave.
Their passports, they lay, were issued
for them so they could leave the coun
try. They went to Tetrograd, .and the
.Rumanian representative viseed the
document. ' They grossed Siberia and
went to Japan.
"Their documents could not be fixed
over again there, as the Rumanian rep
resentative . was not present. They
told me they paid their way across to'
Pan Francisco, but were taken off here,
the first American port of entry, and
they have lost what clothes they had.
or they were not removed from the
veaeej. Maw, if they are given their
freedom, how are they going to get to
Haa Francisco, for their fare, aa they
told tne, was all paid. They haven't
cent. I have not much to give them
for much of my pay goes into Liberty
bonds. If they are set free they, will
have to be looked after until they get
work. I told the isnmif ration officials
I would be responsible for them. They
want to ,get to San Francisco, and. if
they 'are set free I hope residents -of
Honolulu wiU help me to help them."
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Harbor Board Considers New
Rules Governing Public On : .
Departure of Vessels
New regulations that era being
drawn may keep all save those with
passes away from piers and from the
makai side of the waterfront in future
during the periods of departure and
arrival of vessels. That new. safe
guards are to be established along this
line throughout the Territory was de
termined yesterday, at a the meeting '
the harbor board. I
The propositi to establish new rules
governing trafiie on the .waterfront
was presented at the mooting by Com
missioner James Wakefield, and Com
missioners Wakefield and Norman
Watkins were appointed as a commit
tee of two to draw up the new.Tulee
and regulations which may be present
ed to the bonrd at its next meeting
, After the new rules receive the ap
proval of tke board they will be pub
lished aud ton days later will go into
effect; The new regulations under the
statute governing functions of the har
bor board have all the effect of laws
enacted by the legislature.
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FISHERMAN MAKES FORTUNE
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HULL, ENGLAND, Deeembor JX
( Ajasocinted i'reaa)--lt . waa announced
by tlie North Kastorn iHoa Fisheries
Citinniltfcee: that a Hull Jishing skipper
has earned $19,00 since the war broke
out and another made 79,(H)U in two
vears. The rliler ofllcer remarks in hia
roMirt Uiat " the skippers earn all they
reemye ,when tb peril of the North
Sea are remembered." -
TALK. SLAV PAPERS
Combination Too Much For Jn
migration Office and Man Is
Held As a Suspect? '
' He had aa Itallaa name, spoke only
German, hailed from ,' South. America
and carried a Russian passtiort.. He
stepped ashore at this port from the '
Darkentine Olympic early ia the week
and proceeded to hoch der Stars and
Stripes in a Pomeranian accent. All
his camouflage failed, however, and he
is now occupying quarters la the immi
gration office, with hia next probable
stop tha internment. camp in Utah.
Louis C.ecchini la the name he an
swers to. after he rjeeka ab his nans-
port. The passport is issued allegedly I
by the Russian vice-eonsul at Valpa
raiso and it bears the Russian eagles'
put on with a rubber stamp aad a
signature that might be anything. It
certifies to the fact that Ceeehlnl la a
subject of the Caar aad hails, from
Libau. , '
Chief Inspector Halsey of the local
immigration station, eeelng tthe fine
sian passport called for tha Russian in
terpreter. "Dot is nieht necessary,' aaid Mr.
Ceeehlnl. "Ich ngliahen goot can
versprachen." . ,
"Wall, let's have tha Russian Inter
preter anyhow," aaid Mr. Halsey,.
"tat 'a get it straight," aad the inter
preter came. He opened Jbp on. Cee
ehlnl with , a mouthful of constaaants
aad Ceeehlnl looked worried and ahook
his head. Thia brought another wave
of Slav and again Ceechiai passed.,
He finally aekaowledged . that he
eould neither apeak nor read. Russian,
and that -hl languages included only
fluent German and bum English. Hence
his detention, with every prospect of
enough time on hia hands for the fu
ture to enable him to learn the lan
guage of his native land, or at least
enough of it to make a Russian pass
of Rodiek By ;
Confessed Conspirator Asks That
Action Await Return To Hono
Julu of Humburg Who May Pos
sibly Have Resignation With
Him ? ; .
Demand has been made. of Georg Ro
diek, former German consul, ad re
eentlji sentenced Under his Me f guil
ty to the chrage of violating. the. neu
trality of the United States to par, a
fine of 410,000, that he resign as vice
president and general manager, of ..the
firm of H. Hackfeld at .Company, of this
city and Hilo. .' ..
The demand was made by eable'laot
week, anal is urged by D. Paul Iseaberg,
one of the largest atoekholdera. '? A re
ply, has been received requesting that
action await the arrival of J. F, Hum
burg, an ofllcial of the rm, who is n
route from San Fraaejisco ' to iHonobilu,
and presumably with . Rodiek 'a resig
nation in his pocket. ' t;' '
Would Clear Firm Haaao '
The effort to clear the name t 11.
Hackfeld afc Co., aa a pro-German oor
poration, and to estaidiah -it u a basis
of equality with Uie. Avmericaa -and
Knglinh firms here,' has been undertak
en with a view to preventing , action
that might be (ftken by the federal gov
ernment, if it coniisued to be lOtRf arod
by Rodiek, convieted in a federal
court, aad othera who are beUeyed yet
to be very pro-German.
Mr. Iaenberg ia quoted aa saying
that "as genuine Americana we cannot
stand fox that sort fit thing," referr
ing ,to the continuance on the board pt
directors of Rodiek and Jierhapa others.
The senders of the cable to . Rodiek
aid that in view of hi admission of
guilt to the charge laid againt him by
the United Statea government, and
from a bnaineaa standpoint, his .con
tinued association would be inimical
to its best interests because of - the
bitter feeling in the community against
him, due to the revelation in
the trial, his plea of guilty and tho
statements revealed in the Grasshof
It is assumed that Rodiek 'had
planned to neturn to Honolulu to re
sume his managership of the firm and
because of this intention the stock
holders have decided against hia con
tinuance in thia position. He is aaid
to have reported that a oossible re
organization of the firm plight follow
with himself, the , Uumburgs and J. F.
('. Uagens, in it, or to aell out to the
Complying with Law
The .firm, through J. F. C. Hagenv,
who is still with the firm although his
resignation as an official ia . in the
hands of the directors, is filling out the
blanks sent him by the custodian of
alien property, in which be is giving
all information concerning stocks,
shares, dividends, mortgages and the
amount of holdings of persoas residing
in Germany. This refers particularly
to John Jiackrelil, who has been re
siding in Germany since the war began
three years ago. Mr. Ilageaa desire to
leave the firm aa soon as it is possible
for the directors to relieve him of his
present responsibilities in the corpora
tion. GUARD OFFICERS RESIGN
Cuptaia Alan R. L. Rowatt, Second
Hawaiian Infantry, N. O. II, and Sec
ond Limit. M. Kiddell, same regiment,
have resigned from the guard service
and their resignations have been ac
cepted. Supply Bergoaat Alexander
Mtur,. Machine. Gun Company, Seaiwd
Infantry is promoted to a second lieu
tenant; Sergeant K. . Hayres, Sani
tary Detachment, and Firet Sergauut
Wilfred K. Richardaon. Coinnanv I).
Second Infantry are appointed second
I lieutenants, and Private Bernard Vie-
' arB, Hotoud lufantry, get a conimis
I -awin i s ..-?!(
Grand Jurors Will Assemble Jan
uary Fourteenth and. Trial ;
' Jurors JQn Day Following
. Twenty -three frsons '' to aerve as
masibers of the Territorial grand Jury
In .1018 and seventy-five to serve aa
trial jurors in the circuit conrt were
drawn yesterday ia the court of Cir
cuit Judge C. W. Ashford.
..The new grand jury will come Into
being January 14, when it will report
in the eonrt of Circuit Judge. William
H. Heen. The present grand jury has
until that date to present Its report. '
Trial jurors in Judge Ashford 'a conrt '
have beea notified to report at 9
o 'slock on the morniug of January 15.
Juror called to serve in the courts of
Judges Heen and Kemp are to appear
at b o'clock on the morning of Jan
nary 14. " "
The Orand Jurors
The list, of twenty-three called to.
serve as grand jurors is as follows: .
' Edward B. Hath, James St el ner,
Fred M, Kiley, Harry A. Franson, Wal
ter Coombs, Frank E. Blake, E. P.
Chapin, Geargn G. O'Neil, James Jae
ger, Jesse M. McCheaaey, Joel C. Co
hen, G. T. Klncgel, Ham C. Dwlght, G.
L, Ham son,' E. I.. Hc.hwnrzberg, A. A.
Young, A. G. Home, Harry Armitage,
Frank F. Fernaades, F. 8. Lyman,
James J. Harvey, C. J.. Fiebig, T. J.
MeGrath. " .
Tha Trial Jurors
The list of trial jurors called is as
. Judge Ashford 's division William
St. Clair, Abraham Opnnni," John
Henry Ma goon, M. Chenng Amana, W.
F. Hellbron, J. H. Peterson, J. K. Na
kookoo, Peter Kulaluhi, . Fred T. Tay
lor, William ' MnAulton, George M.
Rnupp, aHnrry .Gregson, Robert Hair,
Thomas L., Andrews, Jean Abadie, W.
R. . Grace, ' WUliiim .I.indsey, Joseph
Frios, John T. Gray, James K. Taele,
David Kahaleoahu, T. C. Dawkins, Ly
man P. George, Moaes Kchahio, John
Benito, John' Waimau.
Jndge. Kemp's division Walter H.
Bradley, Robert A. Bobbins, Leonard
A. C. Parrish, Henry P. Roth, Sidney
Smith, Henry T. Zerbe, James E. Htew
srd, J. M. Aiu, Harry 8. Whitcomb,
Ira D. Caafleld, ..Toaper A. Iiwelawe,
Job Batchelor, William Ehu, Mylan J.
Blaisdell, George H. Moore, David Ken.
lohar Jaaquin' J. Houxa. Henry B.
BaiVy, W. T. Rapoao, Patrick J.
O 'Sullivan, Arthur G. Ease, Archie E.
Kahele, James Brown, Benjamin Sam
meaa, Oeora E. lLcCorriton, Arthur
.. Judge Hen 's dlvirdon Frank God
frey, Harry Hnlpem, George H. Cowan,
B. R. Campboll, Foster Leslie Davis,
David Ricbanl, Henry A. Nye, -Carl
A. Widenuion, Harry H. .Holt, Henry
A. 'Aich. W. J. Andrade, Gladstone
Lejthead,' Taawre nee Canfrio, Vietoy K.
Kailiuli Joseph l. Dwight,' Esra K.
Huddy, Thomas V. King. Edward K,
Woodward, Harlan T. Waite, .Joseph
Dachalaky, 'Ralph P. Brown, Joseph
Westbroke, Solomon Kaaihue, John Y.
Colburn in, James K. McW. Rakuma,
Theodore A. Budde.'
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Organization So Excellent In July
t Is Beady Now
As the organization for the handling
of the draft registration last July was
so complete, Captain .FTancia J. Green,
selective draft officer, will not call
general meeting of chief registrars and
assistants, In advance of the commence
ment jot the "draft questionnaire','
scheduled for January 7.
"It. was necessary before July SI
to have a general meeting where tb
entire' idea of the draft and what waa
expected of registrars and reg-at rants,
eould be explained." said Captain
Green yesterday. "With this organi
zation which did such splendid work
before, there is no necessity for an
"The chief registrars will direct the
work in each precinct during the twen
ty days set aside from January 7 to
January 27, aad arrange for the help
ers to be on duty.
"We have had a splendid response
rrom tne people wno amea in tin
work last time, and many new people
nave ottered their services.
"The answers , to the questionnaire
will not be difficult for persona fam
iliar with the English language, but
may be for those who nave not so much
knowledge fit English. I have talked
over the matter of an advance meet
Inav flbtfH 4k 1 A rrn 1 . Ji.l.n.tf kn..J n .1
" " v . uini'ij vaa.u, aa ! aa
after a perusal of the form questions,
they did not think it waa necessary to
nave a?y meeting."
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Big Island Liquor Commission
Takes Firm Stand -
UHjO, Deeemobr 24-r-At a meeting of
the License Commissioners held thia
morning, there- being present R. T.
Guard, Ham Woods, Tom White and
T..E. M. .Oaurin, the application of the
Herrno Liquor Company to transfer it
lice'a'.i to an'dhor company was refused.
It is tbe.plun of the Serrao Liquor
Company to (.lose up its liquor buni
ness at the end of the current year
and it was the desire of the company
to dispose of it license to a Japvi
eo :ntuiny, but the Cammisaion!ra
da a imed to (M'rmit the transfer.
Thi applications of three Japani'm
for separate restaurant licenses were
NO MEINGf DRAFT
SINGED HIS HAIR
Second One 'Slaps His Hat On
Tighter All Officially
. Vouched For
8A?f FRANcfsCO, December 15
Th e lookout mea whoae duties are to
discover and repast fires burning in the
national forests , live lonely and un
eventful lives for the most part This
is not always the esse, however, as is
evidenced by Lookout lister E.
Creasy 's account of his experience in
severe lightning atorm while stationed
in a tiny cabin on the top of Kern
Peak, a high point of the Sierraa la the
Sequoia National Foreat.
"About 4 p. jn. the storm bemn to
move south, then the fireworks began,
with increasing violence aa they trav
eled. About 4:.'iq p. m. enow em
menced to fall at Kera Peak. About
this time a bolt of lightning came down
the flagpole, emitting a abarp crack
ling and hissing. This Jiappeued five
times, giving me quite a jarring sensa
tion, and each time It came with a lit
tle more noise thaa the one before.
Bangt It came the sixth time aa the
flagpole; this sounded Jike an explo
alon of a half ton of powder, and there
was a shower of spark fell dowa by
the windows. I looked out, expecting
to see tne root or uagpoie oa fire, but
only saw a black spot on the nolo near
its top, and folt a peculiar 'oenwthlcg'
m ine air,
"I then put oa my raincoat and hat;
as 1 did this a small spark jumped from
the wall when I pat up my hand" to
get my hat. Just then another bolt
struck both cabin and telephone line.
making a sharp crack aa it Ramped Abe
open awitea at the cad of the table,
burned the ground wire off outside of
the eabin. t
"I didn't dare luicer to see what
might come aext, so down the trail I
started. It waa now a blinding whirl
of mow. ,1 could see about six foet,
and there waa about one and a .half
inches of snow on the ground.
' "When I had gone about 300 yards
from the cabin I beard a hissing in the
norm rapiuiy traveling aouth. Kajig!
it struck the cabin, but. I eould 'nt see
if it did any damage, aa I eould 'nt aee
anything except snow. Thia bait was
traveling horizontally and passed ao
close to me that it singed the bair on
the buck of my neck and felt like
something brushing past tne. -
"I proceeded a little farther and an
other erash loader than all the rest hit
the cabin. It sounded as if it most
have torn it into splinter. ..but I
eould 'nt see. This bolt was also trav
eling horizontally ad gave me a slap
on top of my hat. . I eoutd a ear both of
these rushing through te aii'ifcefor
rney struck, me loud crashes were .not
thunder, but the heavy arcing when the
electricity grounded or a truck -the
eabin. These lost .flashes made practic
ally no thunder. ' Thia- wa jiine times
the cabia. waa struck. ' The lightning
waa all ever at .5it3 -p. m.; tending witvb
trfis in at crack at tne. It rain ad aaveraj
honrs at the Tunnel, where X arrived at
7:16 p. m. Thia happened on October 1,
1 "Next day J went .up to look for
fires and see what damage was done,
also to pack any bed aiotvn. '
"First I saw the .ground 'and line
wires were burned off, next the switch
inside the cabin was badly melted, and
than too telephone itself waa only an
imitatiou. It had . been -completely
ruined, exeept possibly the . generator
"There were no fire on aocount of
the rain in the night. The cabin looks
a good aa ever, except for the black
apots where it was hit. Moat' of these
jre on the flagpole.'? "
District Taken By' British Has
LONDON, December 11 ( Associated
l'ross)neersheba recently captured
by the British army in Palestine de
rives its main interest from it connec
tion with the Biblical Patriarchs, and
served as a residence aitceeasively ,ta
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The low
plateaus round the town are very fer
tile but cultivation is ncglectajd by tho
neighlaoring fellaheen. The district
was very thickiy populated in the Rom
an and Arab time.
On the western bank of the river are
situated the two wells famous among
the Arabs for the good quality of their
water and for their size; .the largest
mensuring twelve feet in diameter.
The desert of Beeraheba is, very beau
tiful ia spring and early summor but
in this season of the year offers to
"Tommy" nothing but a dry and
parched surface with not a single tree
to break the monotony of tb kind scape
The arable land of Palestine come
practically to an end at Beershebn
which is diatant twenty-eight milea
from Hebron and fifty-three aiiles from
In the first years of the Moslem era
the famous Arab general Omar retired
there to lead an ascetic life.
- . . i ,
Changes in the personnol of the of
ficers connected with the grenade school
and school of fire at tSehoAeld Barracks
have been ordered in instructions is
sued from department headquarter,
the two schools being consolidated.
Major Charles K. Ionard, signal corps,
recently ordered to the states, aad
Captain Thomus Lowe, have been de
tached from the grenade school. First
Lieutenant John C. Mundt, I. R. C,
Hecoiiil Infantry, anil rteeoud Lieuten
ant Hurry W. Allen, I. K. C same reci
im-nt, have been detailed as asMiataut
to the eouiuiaudunt, school of lire.
Cleaning " Supposedly Unloaded
- Gun Js aVttended By 'Fatal 1
.Results fln Big Island f - -
December S4 The seventeen
year old son . of .Engineer Freeman' f .. , t
the Hutchinson Plantatioa railway
system, was nho and isstaatly killsd .
by a younger brother shortly before
Moon last Wednesday at Nsalehu. , i
Tke aitl faatiAakl Jbl.1 aa Jvlai Aai m .
couch reading, while the younger boy. -waa
bnsyiag himself about cleaning a
gun which was supposed to aava not t ,
been loaded. Th gua was loaded, and
in aoaae manner, was jdisebaagrd the
bullet striking the boy who lay aa tha
conch la a vHal spot,' lulling him
where he Uy. The Barents ere grief- "
Stricken over the aad affair th father
being , almost njieoneolable. ( Toung
Freeman was a promising lad fend well
liked by all who knew hia, aad the
aiws fit hi .untimely death wa receiv. -ed
throughout th eommpnity with pro
fennd regret. ' '
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