HAWAIIAN GAZETTE. TUESDAY, MARCH
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THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
RODERICK 0. MATHESON, EDITOR
Prohibition For Oahu
PROHIBITION by presidential proclamation
has come to Honolulu, but until fuller infor
mation reaches us we are not yet altogether at
liberty to declare that tooze has been completely
wiped out on this island. It is a certainty that the
saloons nuist close their doors, that the brewery
will cease to brew, that the wholesalers must go
out of business and that trie street business of the
blind pigger is in a fair way to be stamped out.
But there may be a ixrssibility that the one loop
lKle permitted in the President's proclamation es
tablishing "dry ones" around training camps has
been written in the proclamation establishing a
"dry zone" on ahu. That proclamation permits
the serving of intoxicants in a private house to
members of the family and bona tide guests. It
likewise permits the importation t intoxicants for
use in private homes.
The proclamation regarding Oahu m.iy not fol
low the lines of the one issued on July 2 in re
gard to this. It may make Oahu not only "dry"
but "bone dry."' Assuredly the proclamation will
deviate some from the original one, inasmuch as
in that it was specified that "the prohibition
shall not apply to any part of an incorporated city
or town distant more than one-half mile from said
camp." Such an exception will not be made here
because all Oahu is included within the limits of
an incorporated city.
However, it is a certainty that the sale of intoxi
cants on Oahu will be a thing of the past, just as
soon as the official text of the proclamation reaches
Honolulu and is officially made known from Army
headquarters. It will be enforced by the military
authorities ,is regards men in uniform and by the
federal police department as regards civilians.
Military offenders will be tried before military
courts, subject to t,ie penalties provided in the
Articles of War, while civilian offenders are sub
ject to fine up to a thousand dollars or to imprison
ment up to a year. This ensures proper enforce
ment and adequate punishment for offenders.
Credit for securing the much desired presiden
tial action belongs to no one man or set of men in
particular. The movement was brought to a focus,
undoubtedly, by the action of (ieneral Wisser,
who forwarded his recommendation on the request
of the secretary of war. This request came as a
direct result of the action of the chamber of com
merce and the presentation of the chamber's reso
lution to the President by George McK. McClelUn,
with the vigorous campaign made for it by Dr.
' E S. Goodhue. The Knglish press is certainly en
titled to a share of the credit, both in helping shape
the local sentiment that passed the resolution of
the chamber of commerce by acclamation and in
presenting during the past several months the
local situation for the benefit of Washington. Nu
merous clippings from the editorial page of The
Advertiser have been forwarded direct to the
President and by him acknowledged, while the
war department and the department of the interior
have known, through the press and otherwise, of
the general desire of Honolulu for some federal
relief from the looze dealers.
When' the" wholesalers, the brewery, the sake
manufacturers, the hotel bars and the saloons close
their doors, as they will within a few days, they
will have closed them forever. The presidential
ban will last until long after the prohibition bill
for the Territory passes in congress and goes into
effect, which undoubtedly will be on July first.
Under the prohibition measure, as it has been
favorably reported in both house and senate, the
Islands will be "bone dry," without any reserva
tions. 'Hie saloons and other places of booze de
bauchery closed by presidential order will then
have a few more nails driven in their doors.
The prohibition law will keep the saloons closed
' for a period of at least six mouths after the peace
treaty has been signed, or for two years if peace
comes within that time Alter two years of fede
ral prohibition, enforced as it will be, there will
be not the slightest danger of Hawaii ever repeal
ing the terms of the act, as could be done under
the terms of the pending bill by plebiscite.
Coffee and Sugar
IMPORTATION of coffee into Hawaii amounts
to only a trifling amount, some six hundred
dollars' worth a mouth, while our coffee exports,
during the fiscal year ending June 30 last, amopnt
Ved to a quarter of a million. This year the exports
have declined. The benefit from an embargo wil
come to the producer here only through raising
the price of the Kona coffee locally consumed, and
for the benefit of a home industry we could do this
probabl) without feeling it to any great extent.
It is doubtful, however, if we could consume the
amount produced, as in addition to what has here
tofore been consumed there have been exported
'from .two to three million pounds a year.
',' Hawaii imports, according to the 1917 statis
tics, more than a thousand tons of sugar and con
fectionery a year, of a value of approximately
$325,000. Much of the greater part of this is coii-
, fectionery, of which these Islands import $21,000 1
, a year, or did in the last tiscal year. Hawaii is
able locally to manufacture every grade of candy,
and should manufacture all wc consume in our
Own shops from our own sugar This quarter of
a million dollars aved for local circulation would
help. H we had the last quarter or a million sent
to mainland candy manufacturers, mainly for tin
pel and trademarks, our banks might then be able
to take up the quarter of a million territorial bonds
that must be sold before our share of the military
' belt read can be buih.
MARCfi 5, 1918.
THE ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY j
THe Week In the War
1 I -O the American mind nothing has been mofc
significant during the past week than the
larger space. given to news of the participation of
the United States in the actual fighting in France.
It is news (Or which every patriotic American has
been waiting and if we seem to dwell more upon
what might be termed "unimportant engage
ments or "skirmishes" than might be warranted
by a comparison with the losses of Great Britain
and Prance rach month, each week and each day,
it is because of the overshadowing importance of
the fact that at last the United Statrs is actually
in the fighting, is really beginning to play its part
in the trenches. And there is also the sentimental
aspect that they are our boys who are dying, who
are being wounded, burned and gassed by the un
speakable Huns. It is because the United States
is now an integral part of the co-belligerents in all
respects that more news can be published.
Each day's news is now making it more ap
parent that the number of soldiers of the United
States fighting in the trenches is growing with
every week and with every day. Each day's
news is making it more clear that our forces are
growing from a few insignificant" regiments into
a gigantic fighting force. They.are now not being
merely trained in trenches tlfat are sequestered
from the actual fighting, they are in the fray.
News-which voluntary censorship does not per
mit to be printed has given some details of recent
large movements of American troops to France.
The fact that British losses of the merchant marine
showed considerable increases only .goes to prov e
that merchant shipping is receiving less protection
than heretofore because the destroyers that con
voyed them in previous voyages are now needed
to escort troop ships that are loaded with true
hearted, red blooded, patriotic Americans who,
after a few weeks training will also be in the
trenches. This has been fully expected and Britain
was warned to prepare for it.
In France the cry has changed. No longer is
it "The Americans are coming." Now it is "'Hie
Americans are here." It is hesc facts that war
rant the giving of the space that the newspapers
are giving to the activities of our boys at the front
even were there needed any other reason than
the simple one. "They are our boys, our own."
..How-much of an effect the unexpected early
readiness of United Stafes soldiers on the Western
front may have had in deterring the long adver
tised German drive against the Western front can
hardly be determined. The indications are that
this is the fact which has prevented it. If such
be the case the United States has already been
able to save many lives of our Allies, to prevent
the mangling of the bodies of men of our frieuds.
It was the avowed purpose of the Germans to
strike a decisive blow against the Allies in the
West before the American forces could be brought
into the fray, while they were still a negligible
factor, located at home and in traiuing camps.
The Germans now find the United States soldiers
are in the trenches; are not in one single little
sector, but in .several and are spreading out each
day. They are becoming more and more a factor
that must be reckoned with. If tliev are already
such a factor the very object for the drive has been
lost to the Germans who did not believe this coun
try could do what it has done, this may be the real
explanation Aor the failure of the launching of the
drive. It would appear the Teuton idea of Amer
ica's participation in the war is undergoing a
Next in importance from the "home point of
view" have been the despatches relative to guard
of the Siberian railway and probable activities in
ICastern Siberia. These despatches have been of
feial interest and significance to Hawaii because
of the effect which they may indicate for the Isl
ands. Ifthe United States and Japan shall unite
in this effort it may materially affect mrXemlent
of troops from here and may have a direct action
upon what will be done with the National (iitard.
There is always the possibility of its bein mo
bilized to relieve troops here and there is also the
possibility of its being taken for serv ice elsewhere.
Here also is being shown the confidence placed in
J a pan'-by the Allies and the United States
Stories of raids, now by the British, now by the
French and again by the Germans, have furnished
the press despatches as to the fighting on the West
front, none oT the magnitude of a real battle. This
is in the' face of the expectation of onslaughts by
the enemy. For several weeks past British casual
ties have shown a decided dec rease. Of course
weather conditions have their effect upon this
slowing down of major hostilities, h j a situation
which is pleasing. to the Allies for it means ability
to increase man and gun power on the front which
iertuany cannot enjoy. It strengthens their power
of aggression and defense at an important time.
Germany proceeds against Russia and is using
large forces in so doing. While tins o,.s ,, Mlc,
forces are harmless to the Allies except in making
certain those things that were tust icared and
then expected in the North I n-tin.niv'- invasion
of Russia is in line with the first (ieiman plans in
the war but it is not so menacing now n would
have been then.
More and more the impression glows that the
Central Bowers must be ground between the mill
stones and the operation w ill be a sl,,u one Suc
cesses in Russia give no new and important strate
gic points from which Germany can operate. It
merely means it will take longer to grind down
and to ear out the Hun.
'.. ii , " vntnwiwnun umiiiu iiiu iih.uil4 J III J lUII ?
Of org Wahoihala wai struck by
winging bar at ythe Honolulu Iron
Works yesterday Boon and so badly
bruised that be 'had to Be treated at
the emergency hospital.
John Miau wai fined fifty Hollar in
the police court yesterday morning on
a larceny charge. He wan accused of
having taken a phonograph from a
Portuguese woman to repair, and of
then having solvit. .
At the annual meeting of .Sachs Dry
good 'otnpsny Wedneaday, I). K. No
hie- as chosen president to succeed
John Lennox, who recently resigned.
James Wakefield wai elected treasurer
anil W. A. Child waa made secretary.
So strong was the wind at the T'ali
Thursday afternoon that the top m
blown from the automobile which W.
II. Mutton waa driving. Two tourists
who visited the Pali Thursday were
thrown to the ground by the force of
the wind and sustained minor injuries.
Yee Sai. a Chinese held on a charge
of having embezzled fl.lfl in a grand
jury indictment that was returned last
neck, entered a plea of not guilty yes
terday in the rircqit court before
Judge William H. Heen. He was re
leased nu bond in the sum of 11000.
Sentence will probably be suspend
ed in the case of E. S. Roaenborouh,
a former soldier, who was charged with
procuring tn a grand jury indictment,
nuil nlio entered a plea of guilty yes
terday. Sentence was postponed when
it was staled that Rosen borough was
to leave the Territory shortly on a
Circuit Judge William H. Heen yes
terday issued court order directing
Joe I'iiui'ntal, a. young Portuguese to
contribute 47.50 a week for a period of
fourteen years for the maintenance of
an illigitiiuaie ebild. Pimental was
recently tried and convicted in this
rase, which was the first of its kind
ever tried here.
Suit for possession of a painting of
the Volcano of Kilauea which is val
ued at $1500 has been filed against H.
M. von Holt aa the executor of the es
tate of fbe late Ceoil Brown by C. B.
Wilson. It is alleged that the picture
was among Brown's possessions at the.
time of his death after which von Holt
took charge' of it.
A fire at the corner of McCully and
Keretania Streets yesterday morning
just before eleven o'clock, which was
started by mosquito punk sticks caused
about ten dollars damage. The fire
was in a wooden tesemcnt building and
the mosquito sticks set fire to the wall
paper. The building is owned by Shi-
raki and occupied by Akirama.
Joseph Kaopua, an employe of the
Mutual Telephone Company, fell twen
ty five feet from a telephone pole yes
terday and landed ou his feet without
eerious injury, although, after lie struck
the ground his knee doubled up and
truck him in the face and knocked
him aneonscioua. A sjilke, on his safe
ty belt slipped from the pole and
caused the fall.
Charges contained in a grand jury in
dictment against Mauuel G. Nilva, a
saloon keeper, were dismissed yester
day in the circuit court before Judge
William H. Heen when a nolle prosequi
was entered by City Attorney A. M.
Brown who stated that the evidence
against Nilva had broken down. Nilva
waa charged with lascivious conduct
toward a young Portuguese girl.
A yonng Hawaiian boy who was
brought into the juvenile court yester
day oa a charge of truancy waa releas
ed on probation on his promise of good
behavior a sort of a birthday gift.
When the court was considering the
question of sending the boy to the in
dustrial school it was disclosed that
yesterday was his birthday and it waa
then determined to give him another
According to a ruling of the treasury
department received yesterday by Col.
Howard Hathaway, internal revenue
collector, trustestates actually engaged
in business arc affected by the war
revenue law just as corporations are
affected. It is required that they must
make returns on their business incomes
and pay excess profits tax. A large
number of estates in the Territory are
affected by the ruling.
The Kamehamelin School yesterday
showed the extent of its loyalty in sub
etantial form by a donation to the Am
erica'n Bed Cross which amounted to
58. HO. This was raised from the
scholars in a single canvass andconsist
ed of sums that ran all the way from
ten cents to one dollar. The amounts
of sums that have been given to the
Red Cross by school children now reach
ei a substantial figure.
HILO CHAMPION TO RUN
IN LOCAL FIVE-MILE RACE
George Machado, the well known Hilo
runner, ia training hard on the Big Is
land for the big five-mile race scheduled
to be run off in Honolulu this month,
says a Hilo paper. Maehado will be as
sisted by Andrew P. Helbusb, who will
take good care that the live-mile cham
pion of Hilo gets into the best possible
condition for the coming race. Maeh
ado ran the first lap a triflo over five
miles for the winning Kilauea Henior
relay team in the January 7 Volcano
Hilo marathon race, making the dis
tance in :i(l:0.r), this being the best time
mad in the race.
0E 0R0 LOSES HIS
THREE CUSHION TITLE
CHICAGO. February fi-Augio Kieck
hefer, of t'hiciir, won the world's
championship nt three cushion billiurds
from Alfred le Oro, of I'ubii, by scor
ing fifty points to the former chain
pion 's thirty one in tonight's play,
giving hi in a total of ISO, to le Oro's
126, for the entire iiuitch. Kieckhefer
made the high run of the match to
night by scoring ten consecutive (mints.
COLDS CAUSE HEADACHES
LAXATIVE BROMO JUININE re
qioves the cause. Used tbe world over
to cure a eold in one day. The signa
ture of E. W. GROVE I on each boa.
Manufactured by tb TARIS MEOJ
CINH CO., 6' Avcuis, U- S A.
personals 1 Pflnvn (Fn mrrf jfcim ratiiih &
Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Coasts departed
in the Manoa for Ran Fraaclaci yes
terday. I .i . ,.
Doctor and Mrs. C. Kelles ware pas
sengers in tha President for the Main
Paul Jarrett has been named by Tax
Assessor Charles T. Wilder a (kief
deputy, aueeeeding A. W. Nlely.
Mra. Brooks Snyder, wba waa recent
ly seriously ill, bas recovered hr health
nnd expects to be able to retnrn to her
business the early part of the week.
Among outgoing passengers yester
day were Mr. tad Mra. George B. Cur
tis, who left on tbe Manoa for aa la
definite stay on the mainland.
O. Okamoto, who baa been oa tbe
editorial staff ef ths Hawaii Sbinpo,
left yesterday for Hilo, where he will
be connected with one of the Hilo Ja
Mia Leonora Anderson, physical di
rector of the V. W. C. A., who waa
operated on some time ago, la recover
ing and is expected to be able to leave
the CJueei's Hospital in few days.
Mrs. Ella Wynne and ebild of Freeno,
California, who have bee a visiting in
Honolulu for the past month, left yes
terday on the Manna Ke for a Vieit
of several weeka to the Island of, Ha
waii andthe Volcano. V A
Jamea Brown, the local contractor,
has left Honolulu for Camp Meade,
Maryland, to join the Twentyighth
Kngineers. Tbls unit ia eompoaetli 6t
men beyond tbe draft age, and intUiilea
rork blasters, construction Ultra' and
K. 8. Aldricb, Manager, of the Con-'
eolidated Oil Investment Company, left
for San Francisco yesterday. He -will
be gone about two months, during
which time he will select property
which has been tskea over by Hono
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller, of 653
Captain Cook Avenue, Anwaiolimu, an
nounce the engagement of their daugh
ter. Misa Haael U. Cunningham, to F.
J. Maser. The wedding will take place
shortly. Mr.r Maser ia eoaneeted with
the local federal immigration depart
ment. Mr. anil Mra. Bauford E. Klemme,
who spent their honeymoon ia Hilo
ami at the Crater Hotel, Kilauea, re
turned in the Mauna Kea on Saturday
morning from the Big' Island and ara
making their home at the residence of
.1.' V. Kernandes, father of Mrs.
Klemme, Kapiolani and Kioau Streets.
Major H. C. Pratt, formerly cap
tain m the Fourth Cavalry, who mar
ried Miss Hadie Murray, a daughter of
Major General Murray, U. 8. A., is now
commanding officer of the new aviation
traiuing field at Brookafield, sis miles
south of Ran Antonio, Texas. The or
ganisation of the camp and the train
ing of the instructors will be under
him. i .
- Hi. AgWJ dlreqtor:aft4SMfiar
planters SipeHinmt atalitra, SadM.hd
by the steamer Claudia yesterday for
Maui on a business trip. WJhile on the
Valley Island he will confer with Har
old Rice concerning plana for the terri
torial fair. Both are members of tbe
fair commission and are deeply inter
ested in the agricultural division of the
Mrs. George II. J3xby of Loag
Beach, accompanied by Miss Ivy Kings
bury of Los Angeles, passed through
Honolulu yesterday enroute to Japan,
and during their stay here were enter
tained by Miss Ivy Kingsbury, at the
Colonial Hotel. Mrs. Bixby is one of
the wealthiest of the Long Beach resi
dents, and her home is one of the show
places at the wintering resort.
RING BOUT IN HILO
Referee Warns Players and Rules
Him Off Floor In Free-For-AII
While basketball hss established it
self in inteiKcholastic and other circles
in the Islands as a major sport and has
been played mainly in Honolulu as a
gentleman's game, in Hilo at least ons
game got so beyond control that it re
sembled football, wrestling and prise
fighting. Here is an account of a Hilo game,
as published by one of the Hccoud City
After a disgraceful exhibition of
rough work, N. Lucas, a Hilo Boarding
School player, was ordered off the floor,
ami the basketball game between the
Hilo High School and the Boarding
Hchool yesterday came to an abrupt
end. Referee J. A. O. Kennedy de
clared the Hilo High Hchool the win
ners, the score at that time atandiag
twenty to nine in their favor.
There had been trouble throughout
tbe game. In the first half Lucas, whe
is a youth weighing about 1 50 pounds
or more, is reported to have swung bis
arms in every direction, thrusting aside
the smaller lads from the High School
time after time.
Mr. Krnuedy did not act as referee
in the first part of the game, but as
soon as he took hold in the second half
be warned Lucas and thereafter
nntclied him closely.
it did not take Kennedy long to aee
that l.ucus was playing a foul game.
He warned the player once and then,
seeing a deliberate foul, ordered . him
off the floor. 1. ocas thereupon made a
dive tor Albert Ah Fook, a High School
plavi r, and hit him in the face.
The smaller lad ran down the full
length of the gymnasium, pursued by
I. iicns. A roup of Roarding School
boys cut off Ah Fook 's escape and fell
upon Inm in a body. The lad's shirt
hiis turn from his hack and he waa
pouched light and left.
"I fell that I hud to get liuy when
I sun I. ocas start his rough work,"
saiil Referee Kennedy Jast night. "The
fouls were very apparent and, when I
onlcreil Lucas off the floor, he deliber
ately struck Ah Fook. Then came tha
mass attnek. It was a disgraceful ex
hibition and there was nothing for me
to do but declare the game off and
award it to the Hgh Hchool."
CHARGED - TO NEGRO OFAUEf ElplES-
Soldier Is Said To Have Stabbed
Sailor Victim In Mistake 1 .
For Another Man
v rnn tt.u.J
fireman, third ; f.iassj waa cowardly
steDDea jnai aoove Bis right eye by
a negro soldier' with a long hunting
dagger ' shortly before eleven o 'clock
last night at the corner of Kukui Lane
and River Street.
Tbe kaife penetrated the skatl of
MrCatl 's bead7, then ranged downward
through his face and into the throat.
The knife must have had a blade from
four to six inches long, on account of
the nature of tbe wound.
No hope waa held at midnight that
the sailor would live through the night,
so serious waa the wound, and fear
was expressed that the knife had
struck a portion of the brain. MeCall
after being given first treatment at the
emergency hoapital by Dr. B. 0. Ayer
was removed to the department hospi
tal. Attack Vnprorok4
' According to the account of the af
fray -Igiven to the police by two of Me
Call's eompaaioaa, who like himself
are American sailors, Mie attack upon
the unarmed man waa without provo
cation, and nearly without warning.
' These two companions. Frank Haley,
and C. A. Sullivan, also firemen third
class, were coming out of Kukui Lane
into River Street when they were ap
proached in a dark part of the atreet
by two negro soldiers who faced them
from the street, while the sailors were
brought to a stop on the sidewslk.
"You're the fellows that made those
remarks about ns, " one of the negroes
declared, the witnesses say, at the
same time drawing tbe long knife from
under a coat be was carrying across
his -arm. -
., If airy stepped forward to make some
remark, to pacify the belligerent negro,
be aayf, whea sight of the knife caused
bua .to start jp the street, as evident
ly did the other two sailora.
But MrCall was unable to avoid
his assailant and when the other two
sailora found he was not with them
they started to go bark to his aid as
they had somewhst overcome their
natural fright and excitement.
Assailant K&ksa Escape
As they turned te do so they wit
nessed the cold blooded deliberateness
of the negro knife wielder. Haley
says, aa they turned ibar.k to whore Me
Call then lay on the street, they ssw
the negro run back a few steps to the
mdy of his victim and give two terrific-
heaves of his shoulder to draw
the kaife from McCall's bead. The
negroes then ran off . and escaped In
the darkness, the two youths making
their fray to a Japanese store where
they managed to make themselves un
derstood sufficiently to get the proprie
tor to turn in the call for police as
sistance and the ambulance.
Immediately after the report of the
stabbing was received at tbe police
atattoBf railway station keepers, drivers
of automobiles and the police on every
beat were notified to be on the lookout
for the two' negroes,' while a squad of
special policemen and detectives be
gan rounding up the negro soldiers in
the town. The military authorities
were '.also notified of the stabbing,
both at Schofield Barracks and at the
camp of the . company now on guard
duty here in Honolulu.
The negro who used the knife and
did all the talking is described as be
ing comparatively short in size and
probably weighing about 1.15 pounds.
MeCall ia one of the American vol
anteers who enlisted in the nsvy short
)v after war was declared on Germany.
Hla home is in New Ulysea, Grant
County, Kansas. His companions tbink
he enlisted either in Denver, Colorado,
or El Paso, Texas. MeCall went out
to the Philippines on the June trans
tort and several months sgo was trans
ferred to the Pearl Harbor station.
As McCsIl had had considerable ex
perinnce with motor boats while a civ
j linn, he had intended going before his
ship's officers for a higher rating to
No Previous) Trouble
Both Hsley snd Sullivan sre positive
in their declarations that they had had
no trouble with any one during the
evening and explain that they spent
most of their evening at the Carnival
cirrus near the railway station.
Haley is from Sacramento, Califor
nia, and Sullivan from Preaeott, Ari
zona. Like MeCall they are volun
teers who have joined the navy since
war with Germany began.
In spite of their distress at tbe mis
fortune of their companion both told
an evidently straightforward story of
I the,' encounter with the negro, when
questioned by the police last night.
Kaier investigations near the scene
of .the crime res si ted in the finding of
a new butcher knife smeared with
blood, evidently the weapon with which
th crime was committed.
MeCall died from the wound inflict
ed by a butcher knife, at seven o'clock
I yesterday morning at the Fort Shafter
, hospital, where he had been taken af
ter being given tlrst treatment at the
The knife, with which tbe unprovok
ed murder was committed, wss found
sbnut half block from where the
tabbing occurred. It is a new butcher
knife, evidently bought for a like pur
pose.ro rati used arter the negro had
determined to lnd and kill a sailor
whom be thought had insulted him.
The testimony of two companions of
MeCwilV Frank Haley and A. C. Hulll
' van, also navy firemen third class, is
that the negro stabbed a man whom he
had not seen until the time of the at-
tack near the corner of Kukui Lane
and River Street,
DESPONDENCY DUE TO CONSTI
PATION. Women often become nervous and de
Hpoodent. When this is due to consti
pation it is easily corrected by taking
sn occasional dose of Chamberlain's
Tablets. These tablets are easy to take
aad pleasant in effect. For sale by all
dealers. Benson Smith f Co., Ltd.,
agents for Hawaii. Ail vt.
Complete tabulation. of All Ger-
CIRCULARS AfiE ISSUED
Registrants Told That They Are
Only Giving Proof of
The final registration of all German
alien enemies will be begun today
throughout the Territory for the pur
pose of making a complete tabulation
Of all Germans, to supplant the in
complete register that was taken at
the beginning of America ' participa
tion in the world war.
Between today and the end of the
week 2S0 Germans in all parts of the
Islands will be forced tn furniah in
formation and records of themselves
which will enable the authorities to
trace and keep accurate records for
any emergency. The work will be be
gun at nine o'clock this morning at
poet offices in allthe towns of the Ter
ritory. Issue New Card
The record consists of the complete
bertillion system of the modern police
department, including photographs, fin
ger prints and complete descriptions.
The order entails the reappearance of
carh registrant between the tenth and
the fifteenth day following hie regis
tration when he will receive a new
registration card, under which he will
be known and listed for tbe period of
In general charge of the work is
United States Marshal .1. J. Smiddy
who is responsible to the Department
of Justice at Washington for the car
rying out of the instructions. The
chief registrar of the Territory is Wil
liam Peterson, assistant postmaster at
Honolulu, and the postmasters in the
various loeslities throughout tbe Ter
ritory will be bis assistants. In co
operation with the postmasters of the
cities in the work of obtaining the
names of German aliens are the
sheriffs, each of whom is in touch with
all the Gorman aliens in his county.
The notifications have, in most cases,
been served and a heavy penalty is
provided for failure to comply with
The circulars issued by the govern
ment point pat tWt persons require! to
register aobtiM 'tndesBtatqlfiWin at'"'H
doing they are giving proof of ftieir
peaceful disposition and of theirHnteu
tion to conform withthe laws of the
United States. The registration officers
are empowered to extend all possible as
aistance to registrants in explaining all
points of the registration, the filling
out of the blanks and the furnishing
of records, and this function of the
registrants is extended eveu to the
advancing of advice to the registrants
aa to the information to be furnished.
Each registrant is required to fur
nish four unmounted photographs of
himself not larger than three by three
inchea in size, on thin paper with light
background. All four of these photo
graphs must be signed by the regis
trant across the face of the photo
graphs in such a way us not to ob
scure the features.
Three blank forms of the registra
tion affidavit must be completely filled
out by the registrant or his representa
tive and other blanks must be filled out
in each case by the registration officer
himself. All these must be signed and
sworn to before the registration officer,
who will fill in the description
of the registrant and supervise the
fixing of the finger prints and
the attaching of the photographs.
The left thumb is used in making the
print opposite the signature, nnd there
is another space in the blanks where
prints are made of each finger and
thumb of each hand. Printers' ink is
used for this part of the record, of .
which Marshal Smiddy procured a
large quantity to send to tbe points
where registration will be in progress
The finger printing will follow the
practise observed In the military ami
naval service of the United States.
Kach registrant will be informed that
he must present himself to the regis
tration offer between ten and fifteen
days to receive his card which is to
take the place of all previously issued
permits and cards, and the thumb print,
will also appear on this card.
Heady for Task
The assembling and tabulation of all
this data will be a considerable task,
which will fall to the assistant postmas
ter. This is expected to be completed
by'April 1 when the complete registra
tion will be turned over to the United
Statea marshal for transmission H
Washington. Up to last night, onl
two of the Sheriffs whose assistance
bad been aolicited by Marshal Smiddy
had failed toj send in his reply signify
ing his willingness, and these two art
considered to be ready to take theit
part in the work.
This registration is in accord with n
general registratiim throughout 1'ni
ted States territory, which, when fiuullv
compiled, will constitute a complete rec
ord of each Ceriuan enemy within
American territory, together with ti
method of keeping truck of their move
moots throughout the war.
WAGE SCALE REVISED
AMSTERDAM, March .I-(Associated
Press) After protracted nego
lialions. the wanes of men employed
in the printing trades in Cermnny have
been revised, war bounses of ten to
twenty percent being granted. Over
time work is to be paid nt tin advuncc
of seventy five percent over the old
rates. To compensate the employers
for these advances aud other increased
working costs, the ordinary.chnrges for
printing will be increased 100 perceusj
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