OCR Interpretation


The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, July 19, 1918, Image 4

Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1918-07-19/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 4

HAWAIIAN GAZETTE' FRIDAY; 'JULY. 19, . 1918. SEMI-WEEkLy,
THE
HAWAIIAN
.0
lOPOUCK 0. MATKESOy, EDITOR
FRIDAY
JULY
GAZETTE
MORNING, m ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY
19, 1918. I -
BREVITIES I PERSONALS:
Gad He Had Ha Chance
. ... A Colonel and Mn. Roosevelt in the loss of
' their gallant sdrt Que'htin,' 9thd died as his parrots
wonm nave inm uic, ngniing reacucroiiK uxr m
the name of freedom arid democracy.
It ia not in the Roosevelt hrvme alone that the
AVntft nf thr liat thrp flava nlnno- t larn( wilt
, .... . w ....j . ... .....
, bring bitter ..muniing ameliorated with deep pride.
Today many square miles of Frame are lotted
with the twisted forms of dead American hoys,
who have sold their lives deafly to stein what is
nrohahlv the last iTeat drive of a foe Hesnerate as
I J o r--.- .
he reads his own doom written lare for all to
see and madlv fifirhtinc to burst the steel londs
'.inexorably tightening about him and growing
stronger each day.
The fighting in which our men have taken part
prior to Monday has been a mere prelude to wliat
they are undergoing today. I his ts a major bat
tle, one of the great contests of history, an uj-
m. i : -f v. 1 1 . u . . .i - . i
milieu itciiioii n hcii inai ummaiiiics tvaicnuu,
c i - i i i i - .
orimn aim ci i y siin voinmiicu. in niuv.ii ai icasi
a million and a half men are engaged, with an
equal number held close to tfic battlefront ready
to be poured into the death struggle should the
opposing generals sense an opportunity. And
among those lighting thousands are more Amer
icans than have ever before, engaged in a single
battle, as many as were mustered altogether under
firisi W :i liin arinr in tho Revnluti,-m ttirr timt
as manv as marched into Mexico in all the two
years oi ,ine .Mexican v ar, nan as many again
. as all the American forces called out for the Span-
.troops actually engaged in that history making
war. '
The roll of American dead before this battle has
enaea win undoubtedly run into thousands and
the casualty list will perhaps rival that of Gettya-
burg, where the Union forces lost 23.000 men
' t t a..a
, Kiiiea, wounuea ana missing, ana the Conteder-
ates a total of twenty thousand. America must
steel herself to receive staggering news of losses
Q b , n nr .tti 1 1 1 niira rf 1 1, a , . 1 '. .. ..Artoln
w.ifi. , , , v iv . . . . w. in v ivvui ? inai i,-. mi mill
to be secured. France and Britain and. Italy have
stood these repeated shocks and the toll of the
' for greater sacrifices.
"His mother and 1 are glad that he got his
chance to render some service to his country."
. said Colonel Roosevelt yesterday, when the news
Oyster Bay. and that expression wiH be the an
swer from very many other American homes with
in the next few days when the official list of casual
ties commences to be published.
w. i. a.
For Slackers Only
ON Monday, when the American boys on the
Marne and at Yaux were thrusting their
bodies between the enemy and his objectives,
many of them dying where they stood or for hours
gasping in agony through smothering gas masks,
bleeding from bullet r bayonet wound, a rollcall
of the afternoon workers in the surgical dressing
wnfim r. t.o DlI rV.oc in tUm. tn1.
V "IV V I 3 111 UIC 1 AUI.C IUUI1II I W C 1 1 I "
six of the women of Honolulu at Work.
Yesterday, when the news had been published
that a nuarter of a .million American boys had
been thrust into the German-made hell and were
courageously beating back the Kaiser's hordes,
with the certainty that thousands of these boys
were being gassed, shot or hacked, the afternoon
workers checked up at forty-two.
The morning attendance on both days was
much larger, but surely there are more than two
score women in this city able to give the two or
three hours once or twice a week required for this
Red Cross work, when every hour "over there"
means a long procession of .ambulances towards
the dressing stations and the use of more Red
Cross dressing than the women of Honolulu could
prepare in months. The little bit of enervating
weather of the past few days should not keep any
women back from the work that is so badly need
ed. The boys at the front are dying and going
through untold sufferingfor us. Out of our leis
ure we can surely give a better afternoon attend
ance in the surgical dressing room than an ordi
nary bridge tea at the Country Club could attract.
nion then held in the United Spates as to the rela
tive merits of the two fighting groups.
Some of these loans to belligerent natiqns were
repaid, so that the total outstanding indebtedness
of the Allied nations to the people of the United
Ftates, on March 20. 1017, just previous to the
entry of the United States into the war, was
J $225,124,878.
The absurdity of the German propaganda is
shown by the fact that the. first loan floated by
the United States exceeded that amount and ex
penditures (r the fiscal year just beginning will
be approximately $2.(XX),000,000 per month.
In the fiscal year ended jjuly 1, 1918,' the Uni
ted States spent .approximately $13,000,000,000 on
the war. Therefore if the claims of the German
propagandists were true the people of the United
States would have put up at the end of the present
fiscal year $37,000,000,000 to secure a little more
than $2,000,000,000. This would be unsound
finance to say the least.
The latest available official figure as to the
monthly expenditures of the United States, since
the country entered the wardo not include the
expenditures of June, 1018. In the following offi
cial tabulation the expenditures for June are esti
mated :
YEAR 1917
$ 99.950.7W
289,893,953
w. s. s.
racts versus nun t alk
FACTS and figures, as contained in an official
message received from Washington yester
day by The Advertiser, controvert the German
, propaganda spread broadcast that the United
States entered the war for tiie purpose of securing
loans made to the Allies. President Wilson has
Hated frequently that the United States entered
the war to secure justice fur all nations and the
facts regarding the loans prove the falsity of the
German declarations.
In the first place the United States government
did not loan a cent to the belligerent nations be
fore this country entered the war. Several bond
issues oi the belligerent countries were sola to the
United States, but these were private, financial
transactions in which the government was not in
; terested. The total loans of the people of the
United States to other belligerent governments,
previous to the entry of the United States into the
war, reached the high point of $2,401. 599,878. ( )f
this amount only $20,000,000 were loaned to the
German Empire by the people. This disparity
between the amount loaned to the Allied nations
gad German iiuy be Ukea a indicating the opin
March
April
May .
June .
Jiy
August .
September
October .
November
December
.... 526,565,555
. . . . 412723,486
.... 662,310345 '
.... 757,45764
.... 746,378,285
.... 944,368,752
.... 986,081,807
1,105,211,859
YEAR 1918
lanuary $1,090,356,045
February 1,012,686,985
March 1,155.793.809
April 1,215,287.779
May 1,508.195,233
June (estimated).. 1 .500,000.000
The total from March 1, 1917, to June 30, this
year, is $14,013,262,563.
Of the total disbursements, loans have been
made to the nations allied against Germany, up
to Inne .SO. 1918, as follows:
Belgium $ 120,550,000
Cuba 15,000.000
France 1,685,000,000
Great Britain 3,170,000,000
Greece 15,790,000
Italy 6,500,000,000
Russia 32,500,000
Serbia 9,000,002
Total $5,990,340,000
Since June 30, some additional credits were
made to the Allies but are not yet officially tabu
lated or included in the above figures.
Of last year's war expenditures, almost $13,000,
000,000, about one-third was raised by taxation.
The balance was raised by three Liberty Bond
issues.
For the firs! the government asked $2,000,000,
000. The people responded by subscribing $3,
035,226.850. For the second issue the minimum asked was
S3 .000.000.000. The subscriptions totaled $4,617,
532.300 dollars.
For the Third Liberty Loan the government
asked $4,000,000,000 and the subscriptions receiv
ed totaled $4,170,019,650.
These figures lend themselves to but one inter
pretation, that the United States with but the
slightest material interest in the outcome of the
war is throwing its resources, inonev as well as
men. into the struggle to bring ictory to the cause
it has espoused.
w. s. s.
J& I PASSING HOUR
Mayor Fern has bethought himself that they
also vote who only stand and wait for their pay.
Considering that it was Uodiek and his circle
who put Hackfeld & Co. where it is today out
lawed, suspected and so generally condemned that
it has to be wiped out of existence through re
organization to prevent its being wiped out com
pletely otherwise any squeals from him, about
what he is going to get out of the business, come
with a very bad grace. As the Star-Bulletin re
marks, Kodiek ought to be very glad that he is not
in jail and should have sense enough to keep very
quiet about his share of the salvage of the great
commercial institution he helped very materially
to wreck.
News from Japan indicates that the opposition
prevalent there to any intervention in Siberia in
a form wherein Japan would supply the major
part of the forces and America would supply the
commanding general is disappearing as the neces
sity fur such a command becomes pjainer It is
th rough n distrust of the lapanese mi the part
ol the Allies that such a plan Ikis been advanced,
but because of the necessity of meeting the ignor
ant suspicious of the Russians themselves and dis
arming such suspicions. The object of the inter
vention, which appears almost certain to come
before fall, is to help Russia, not to make war
upon Russia nor to intervene in such a way as to
cause the Russians to believe that the designs of
the Allies are phfnder and annexation.
Walter A, Epglw,' wba ban been eon
nocted with the land office for the past
cvan yea ra, has rsffd a -hif clerk
aai will leavd fca, office oa the flrat of
tbe month. , ' .
Aa iaventorr of the eatati' of iMbcl
Henerr was filled la the unlnte court
yesterday by the Bishop Trust Company
r administrator. The entsti' i valued
$33,467.65, Of which 11,450 i- m realty.
Delegate Kalanlaaaole will have au
thority to appoint five "mid'hipmen to
the United Htatea tiara I tn-mlemy at
Annapolis each year during the war
providing bill recently uitrndnred in
congress is passed.
A cablegram has been sent )v Capt.
H. flooding Field to rroit Marshal
General Crowder, requesting a n opinion
on the occupations considered by the
selective service hsadqanrter to be
non-essential or no-produ live ss re
gards winning the war.
V
Oelegato Kalaniaaaola U making an
appeal to all members of Hawaiian
societies to buy liberally of War Hav
ing Mtampe. Xa anuport of the move
ment h made an address Monday eve
ning to the Hawaiian Protective Association
Mrs, OeorgO B. Curtis of this city
received cable aews yesterdsy of the
death of her mother, lira. A. L. Oxen
ham, In Han-Francisco laxt Hunday.
Mrs. Uxenham was well known in Ho
nolulu, having visited here frequently
with her daughter. ,
It was reported yesterday that J. W.
Cat heart, former city attorney, may
mn on the 'Republican ticket for the
senate and that Lorrln Andrews would
probably ran for 'the hauae. Previous
street talk had beea' that Andrews
would try for the senate fhia time.
So few fceoubUres delegates to the
forthcoming territorial convention ar
rived in the city yesterday that it
.run decided 'o rrstnn the hecrinnintr
of caucuses until Friday, when the
remainder of the Hawaii and Maul
and some of the Kauai delegates will
be here.
Col. Howard Hathaway, collector of
internal revenue will leave shortly for
a visit to his home, in Virginia. His
purpose to leave was hastened by re-1
reipt of news of the death at White
Stone. Virginia of his brother, Walter
K. Hathaway, who succumbed to an at
tack of pneumonia. His death followed
closely on that of bis wife who died
only a few weeks ago. Colonel Hath
away expecta to return to Honolulu
about September 1.
Appropriations for 9ohit defenses in
Hawaii, are contained, in a bill which
has been reported out bv the commit
tee of appropriations of the house of
representatives, aa follows: Bepair of
fortifications, etcetera. 17500: pur
chase o? searchlights for harbor de
fenses, $10,000; maintenance and re
pair of aame, 5,000; purchase and
operation of an automobile, $1000.
Eight members af the Australian
Flying Corps, all of whom have distia
guished themselves on the West Front
were recent visitors to Honolulu. They
sre enroute to their homes la Austra
lia, where it is understood they are to
be placed in charge of a government
aviation school. One member of the
party is Capt. F. E. Tregillia, famous
Australian see. Other members of the
party are, Capt. A. Taylor, Maj. WV
Sheldon, Lieut. F. H. Sheppard, Lieut.
G. Oakes, Maj. L. B. Murray, Lieut.
H. I). Kilby and Lieut.-CoL E. H. Rey
nold. Manager B. D. Baldwin, of Makaweli
plantation, arrived at the Young yes
terday oa a flying business visit to the
city, expecting to return by the next
opportunity. He reports that at first
a few of the boys who went up there
to work tried to carry their sports into
the cane-fields, but had now settled
down to the seriousness of the business
they had in hand. He felt satisfied,
he aaid, that the experience would be
good for the little fellows and that
their assistance at this time would
prove of considerable vlalue to the
plantation, as labor was exceedingly
scarce.
Food Commission
Brought Up To
Full Membership
Three New Appointments Made
By Governor Complete Person
nel Comprehensive Survey
of Territory Being Made
Following the recent appointment of
a sixth member of the board of food
commissioners, three pew appointments
made yesterday by Governor McCarthy
brought the membership to nine, tbe
maximum authorized by the law ere
atiug the commission. Those who were
named yesterday give the other Isl
ands of the Territory representation.
They are: James W. Russell, repre
senting Hawaii; Dr. William I). Bald
win, representing Maui, and Charles
A. Rice, representing Kauai. The
sixth member named a few days ago
is Kev. Akaiko Akana.
The board is now and has been for
several weeks engaged in compiling
a general survey of the food situation
of the Territory and the Governor
said yesterday that be expected that
this report would be presented within
Ua ahort time.
Uosrnor McCarthy said that from
nbut he hud seen of the report he
believed it contained an excellent show
ing for the Territory, besides furnish
ing evidence of considerable activity
on the part of the commission.
Tbe report, be said, would show what
food importations have been in Ha
waii for several years up to the time
the food communion was created and
decreases in importations since the
communion started work. It would
also show, ha said, food production
for several years up to the time of
the appointment of the commission and
big increases sines the commission has
been active.
B. J. Bridgeford arrived on the M:
nna Kea yesterday from; WailukU 'and
ia guest at the Young Hotel,' -, f
W. H. C Campbell of Hilo wis an
arrival oa the Manna Kea yesteroy
and is a guest at the ton tig Hotel.
Mrs. K. Roendahl, wife of the man
ager of the Mefiryde store, on Kauai,
is at the Young for a visit with friends,
following which she will leave for the
Volcano.
First Lieut. Carl Haynes, medical
corps, II. 8. Army, has been promoted
to the grade of captain, orders reach
ing department headquarters yesterday
from Washington. ,
Miss Miimford, principal of the Li
hue school, and Mrs. Bridgewater, prin
cipal of the Hanamauln school, are
spending the summer vacation In the
citv mi. I at Oahn resorts.
Eugene Devsuwhelle, of Mnlokai.
who has been in the (jueen 'a hospital
since June and twice operated upon.
Va reported last night to be in a
very serious condition.
Kdgnr Wood, of the, Normal school,
and Mrs. Wood have gone for a short
visit on Maui, fallowing which thev
will proceed to the Volcano for a stay
of some days or a week or two.
Warren O. Purdy, son of Maj. Wil
liain A. Purity, an Island youth who
took one of, the Inter-Island vessels to
the Philippines, is in Honolulu for n
short visit. He is now in the employ
of the government as a navigator.
K. I.iii'lcuinno and wife, residents
for fifty or more years on Ksuai, are
at the Young. At the outbreak of the
war in August, 1914, the I.indemanna
were in Germany, but had no trouble in
getting out and back on account of
their American citizenship.
Dr. L. Darby, staff surgeon on the
H. M. 8. Sydney, was a recent visitor
to Honolulu, while en route to his home
in Australia on furlough. He was on
the Sydney when the British warship
sunk the Emden at Cocoa laland. Since
then he has been on duty in tbe Medi
terranean where he says an average of
one German submarine a day ia sight
ed by the British patrol.
W.a,a. '
GAMBLER IKES
SUDDEN GETAWAY
Honolulu Negro Told To Work Or
Fight Compromises On Sea
Trip Haole Also Sought
There departed from Hilo yesterday
on the Mauna Kea a well known pro
fessional gambler of Honolulu who
came here to take a whirl at the plan
tation "hicks" as he called them, says
last Friday's Hilo Tribune. The visitor
wss a negro of the deepest color and
he is said to have brought some money
along with him. When ordered to
leave Hilo by Chief Richardson of the
detective force, the colored man is
said to have hail nearly $1,000 in his
possession. It was the "work or fight"
campaign that got Rastus for he had
always been so clever that he never
could be caught red banded by the
police.
Hilo has nlao been entertaining a
haole gambler for some months past.
He lived in good style, mixed with
haoles during the day time and some
times at night. He and a pal or two
did well through the little poker and
crap games that went ou at different
houses. But is was on a sport of another
character that this haole visitor waxed
fat. It was gambling, of course, but
it was worked in a very shrewd man
ner. Enlists Local Talent
Shortly after the stranger arrived in
Hilo he got in touch with a notorious
local crook. The pir hatched up a
little conspiracy and then separated a
as to avoid suspicion. The other man,
an old resident of this city and a part
native, would get in touch with some
man from the country who hud obtain
ed a fairsized wad somewhere, through
u bonus or the settlement of some cane
raising contract. Then would the old
game of promising something for
nothing lie pulled off. The prospective
sucker would be informed that) there
was n hnole with u big lot of pinney
which he was throwing away each
night in gambling gumes. The plan
would be to get up a little party of
four or so and then all playing to
gather against the haole, trim him for
every cent he had. It was a dead sure
thing, declured the runner for the
gambler, and he would udd that if two
or three other plantation men with
money could be found there would lie
a regular killing as they would all be
against the haole, and he, the runner,
arrange things so that tjie stranger
would not have a chance.
Bait Usually Takes
'Most times the bait took and titers
there would be a nice litrtlo party one
eveiiing in Hilo. On the first meeting
the plantation men usually won some
money in easy fashion through the
good offices of the runner for the
gambler. This would elate the suckers
to be and thev would bring in some
more friends with money.
When there was enough coin in sight
tin runner anil tihe haole bunco man
got busy and, in conjunction, skillfully
pin veil Hie plantation men to a dead
finish, Recently, after a big haul, the
haole thought it better to leave Hilo,
but as he is well known in Honolulu
and Chief NcDuftie is certain to nab
him if he puts in an appearance there,
it Is not known where the iiihm Iiii
gone. The Kolmlu people arc advised
by the Hilo detectives to watch out
for an enterprising haole with gamb
ling habits.
w. i a.
Can You Afford the Risk?
Were yob ever sci.ed with a severe
attack nf cramp colic or d' rrhoea
without a bottle of Chamberlaii s Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy in tin housst
Don't take such risks. A dose or two
will cure you before a doctor could
possibly be called, and it never fails
even in the most severe utnl dangerous
t'ases. For sale by Hensoii, Smith &
Co. Advertisement.
Allen Wilcox Soon
To-Sailfqr-jgp
France He Expects
J
t '
I
. K-.!
y '
- v
f
v, 'r
1
!
!
I
' "aw" y. i
sy-.-, . - . ,
KAHULUI DREDGING
MATTER DISCUSSED
-
ALLEN CLESSEN WILCOX,
sou of Mrs. Albert 8. Wilcox,
of KauaL now at the Allen
town, Pennsylvania, camp, estab
lished for the training of ambulance
drivers, has been atta-.hed ti Eva
cuation Ambulance Company No. 7.
In a recent letter to his mother he
said he expected to be sent over to
France very soon.
-
W 1NSUR
E
VOTES FOR DRAFTEE
If Congress Passes Measure That
Is To Be, Sent To Washing
ton Question Is Settled
Questions raised ss to the rights of
drafted men to vote in territorial elec
tions, concerning which opposing opin
ions have been given, sre lo Tie settled
by congressional action which may
insure that nil drnftees who were quali
fied to vote before they were called
into service will retain the right. In
line with this plan a bill that has
received the approval of leaders of
both parties, the attomew general and
Delegate .1. K Knlnuinnaole is to be
forwarded tu Washington nnd intro
duced nt the present session.
Before I lie selective service act was
passed by congress the territorial leg
isl.itnre passed tin act at the session of
1917 speeiticnlly giving the privilege
of voting lo members of the national
giuird when culled into service by
either tin" President nr the Governor.
The measure Unit h:is been prepared
nml will be ii to Washington extends
rights giantcd in the territorial act to
all citizens and prnvi.les lluit those
who liml rilit to vote, before they
were called, retain it, after entering
national ni ice. '
The uiiesiMiii iwk riiied recentlv
when Attoimv General Arthur G.
Smith Usii'l on opinion holding that
drafted iio-n nlm were not members
of the national guard would not be
able to vote in territorial elections.
An opposing v icw ns expressed in an
opinion that was given by former At
tornev General I. M. tainhack, who is
now judge advocate of the Hawaiian
Department.
It is probable Hint the bill that is
to be sent to Wnshiiigtou will be
introduced in both houses at the same
time. Hv it pamge nny probability
of contests or iiictj(lns about the
voting of drafted men at the November
election will be disposed of.
Only One Bid For Job Received By
Harbor BoardAwarding of
Contract Is Postponed
Questions concerning the dredging
nt the Clandine wharf in Kahulul har
tor. for which the harbor ' board1 ' re
ifPtly appfopriated 115,000, were din
enssed at yesterday meeting of tho
!: id when a bid for tba work was pre
sented by the Hawaiian Dredging Com
pnpy. Only me bid was looked for, as
the HnwaitaJ Dredging company la the
only concern doing work of the kind
In the Territory and fhe presentation
of the bid was carried out only as a
formality to comply with the law, as
the rate , of fifty, eents a csbie, yard
was tentatively accepted aome time
ago.
Due to question! raised in com
munication that accompanied tho bid,
however, action on' trie subject was not
taken and the matter was referred to
Su perintendent of Public Worki L. H.
Higelow.' The Hawaiian Dredging eom
I'Miy Is about to start work' on an army
contract in Kahului harbor and it has
been pointed out that the Territory
can sve some outlay for transporta
tion of plant by having the company
go directly from the Army work to the
Territorial job.
A communication presented at the
mieting from- C. B. Hofgaard ft eom
pany says that the company assumes
full respinsibility for any damage that
may be done to the pier at Walmea
beach by a derrick it recently received
permission from the harbor board to
erect there.
Anothpr communication presented
was from the Healani Tacht ft Boat
club and asks the board te assign to
the club a site. Tho club is now oc
cupying ground controlled by the Uni
ted States engineering department and
the communication says it may be or
dered to vacate at any time. The re
quest was referred by the board to
Harbor Master Foster.
1 1 w. a. a. .. . .
HARD SHELL CRABS
PHILADELPHIA, July 7 (Associa
ted Press) The bard shell crab, a much
appreciated summer dainty hereabouts,
has become extinct as far as Philadel
phia is concerned. Transportation de
lays, high prices and the shortage of
labor are given as the eause. Many
of the younger fishermen have enter
ed the army, navy, and the munition
plants.
The greater pert of the supply former
ly came from the Virginia capes, an
overnight run under ordinary condi
tions. It now requires from four to six
day sto get the crabs here. Delayed
shipments kill the sraba and there are
often not more than a dozen left alive
in a barrel, bringing the cost to near
a dollar each. Hoft shell crabs are on
the market, but they are not plenti
ful. Curiously, the soft shell variety,
considered far less hardy, stand the
journey from the sea better than the
hard shells.
w. a. a. .
RAT HOLES AT WHARF
E
' , "J
A strenuous complaint baa been made
by tbe Army authorities and draving
concerns who luive business at Pier (i. to
the board of supervisors, regarding the
rats nod holes which exist at this im
portant shipping center. Axles on sev
eral wagons have been broken there
recently ami yet no attempt has been
made bv the road department to have
this condition remedied, they sav.
"Tins condition might be excused,"
said a pi nni incut shipping man vester
dav, "if it was the result of the city
beiny without funds to miiKe these re
pairs, but this is not the cuse. The
oinl in front of this nhtnf was built
by a bi t uli I hie paving company under
l gliniantee and if the mutter is
- L 1, t to their a'tciitiou bv the rnml
Slll'iTV iso . it would specililv be taken
care of and put in proper shape. I'are
Vihiichv. nolhiny else, is the cause of
this condition as it has been bronoht
to the attention of the board before,
but 1 surmise they are so busy with
politics this trifling mailer cannot be
attended In."
TO TOLL COLONELCY
Army eagles alighted on both should
ers of Ht nry C. Merriam, chief of staff
of the Hawaiian Department, yester
day, signifying his promotion to a full
colonelctr, this time in the national
army. Two months ago he was promo
ted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in
the regular army.
The jirnmotion of Colonel Merriam
has beea unusually rapid, for when he
was first assigned to duty as chief of
staff nt the department headquarters
he was a coast artillery captain. His
promotion to the grade of major came
last year.
No orders were received yesterday
changing his dutv station and he will
remain here si chief of staff. He ex
iwets, however, to be transferred to
the mainland for assignment as chief
of staff of a division to which his new
rank entitles him, or to be assigned to
the command of a regiment of heavy
urfiller. and 1m- sent to France. The
colonel hopes for the latter assignment
in order that he may get -to the fight
ing front.
is likctv that Colonel Merriam
will be ion 4uty hero; for a very ahort
time asLhi.rank is too high for tbe
office ha now holds ia the department.
Orders Are still awaited at hend
tiunrers for the new assignment of
lutV n polosel H."M"8cbonld, v. 8.
A., department quartermaster. For
some reaWin these orders have been
held up in Washington, although it is
rumored that strong representations
were mnde to Washington that the de
Inching of Colonel Hchotield from this
department would be a distinct loss to
Him work now in hand. Another reason
which is assigned to failure of orders
to arrive h'-nc. ') that he may be sent
to Hiberia to assume charge of the
quartermaster department which would
be creutod ut Vladivostok in the event
an American force is sent there.
JAPAN'S DREADNOUGHTS
TDK !(, June 80 -f Associated Press)
The two new dreadnoughts to be con
structed by the Japanese navy this
vein- with the funds approved iu the
lust session of the diet have been nam
ed the Kti.K and Tosa.
They v ill be sister ships of the bat
tleship Naguto which is Imildiug at
Stischo and will for m the nucleus of
the eight huttleship and six cruiser
unit squadron.
I

xml | txt