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FIELD DISCHARGES
MrniPAi AhicnDi
IIILUIUnLnUlluUlll
BOARD SECRETARY
Accuses J. G. Bridwell of Disloy
alty and. , Untruthfulness ', In
Connection With, His Duties 1
DISCHARGbMAN WILL i
LAY COUNTER-CHARGE
Selective OfficeTRefuses To Give'
Reason For Act Affair Threa- ii
tens To Have Serious Results j
John C. Bridwell, secretary of thq
Mdical Adwlsory Oraft Board,
dismissed t-Uffy' yeeteWlay ' afternntfri
from office by Captain H. flood lag
Field, selective draft officer of 'the Ter
ritnry, who accuse Mr. Bridwell of
"disloyalty and untruthfulness". ll
Mr. Bridwell threatens to lay in
formation concerning Field's method of
carrying on the draft work, before the
Governor with a request that the draft
official he summoned before a milltsr
board for n trial. Tie also said yester
day afternoon that his dismissal wa
common knowledge around the national
nuard armory ami other publie places
almost nt the time he received the let
ter contniniiig his notice of dismissal,
r.nd because of this he may yet decide
to bring a suit for libel against the
draft oflicin). i
The "statements to the press",'
which Field says were "untruthful'
were not explained by the darft official,
but are believe. I to relate to the draftee
mi mips which, according to Hilo, re
IT ye ted upon Captain Field. Others
nr believed to relate to more recent
stories in the press concerning the regj
istration nf aliens who entered the Ter
ritory since July 31, 1917.
Captain Field In his letter accused
Bridwell of being "disloyal", in addi
tion to telling him that' he had fslsir
lied. assuming that Bridwell had give
the information in question to (the
press which Field asserts postively wa
done.
Charge and Counter Charges 1
The entire upheaval in draft circles
follows statements made in both the
Hilo arid Honolulu newspapers con
cerning the sending of a large number
of men from Hilo by the Hilo Draft
Hoard, who were subsequently turned
loose by CaptHin Field, because he said
they had not been properly classified
and could not be inducted into military
service. For this mix-up, ttie Hilo
papers blamed Captain Field, and quot
ed from his wireless messages and ver
bal instructions to thetH,Uo Board, to-,
indicate, that' he," arid not the board, '
w as responsible tor the iaux pas.
Another story was that many Fili
pinos who entered the Islands after
July 31, 1917, had been illegally regi
it-red, the selective draft regulations
being positive on this point In not re
quiring such entrants to be registered. '
Atlhough Captain Field did not specify ,
in his letter of dismissal that Mr. Brid- I
well was responsible for the inform a-1
tiou in either story, yet he did state !
that Mr. Bridwell was responsible for
certain "untruthful statements to the
press". The Advertiser did sot re
ceive its information from Mr. Brid- '
well. I
Although MV. Bridwell is secretary
of the Medical Advisory Board, the
members of which are appointed by the
President upon the recommendation of
the Governor, just as the members of
the local boards and the district board
arc appointed, and each board employs
its own clerical help, yet Captain Field
Ntepped into the Medical Advisory
Hoard affairs yesterday and summarily
dismissed Mr. Bridwell. ,
Field is Mum
When ajfked later just what were
the reasons back of the dismissal, Cup
tnin Field said he had absolutely ne
Ntntement to make, and would make
none, except that "it was for the good
of the service". Asked to explain
this statement, he said he would not '
do ho. W'hen asked if the dismissal
liml anything to do with statement ap '
penring in The Advertiser concerning j
the recent mixups over the Hilo draf
tees, wherein the Hilo papers asserted ,
he was responsible for the pilikia, the
draft official declined to add anything
further, and reiterated that "it was
tor the good of the service". I
The action of Captain Field was sud
den, and among those who seemed to
have lien nl of the dismissal shortly
ntteiward, the reason was quite am
biguous. Mr. Bridwell has exercised
unusual capability in the interpretation
of hin duties and has given valuable
pci son nl aid as an official to large
numbers of registrants ,nnd smoothed
away many of the difficulties lying
before them. Tlje tmiuioary discbarge
f Mr. Bridwell, oui the .gruurid given (
I iv Captain Field, came as a surprise ,
when Mr. Bridwell opened the letter.!
It i icportod that Captaia Field, in
; i r r u 1 1 n i 1 1 for round-ups, failed to I
notify the medical advisory board,1
through its secretary, of the Impend- !
in! raids, and Mr. Bridwell is said to i
nave felt that his office and himself as
sci retarv had been slighted and ao ex- I
.... I- ! I. V . li. 1
prcssol nimseiT, luasmuou as uoiio"-
,., he could have rendered considerable
assistance to the men on duty on inch
ights in chf"ckinj up the men brought
in from the streets. ,
(lovernoc McCarthy said yesterdny
1 1, at he was called on the telephone by
Hi il well, who, after a hesitating con
, eisntion of several moments, asserted:
"I am sorry." This the Governor
-,nvs he repeated several times.
Tin- (lovernor intimated that until I
after he was called on the telephone
by Bridwell that he did not know the
i ntoinologist had gotten into a dispute'
with Captain Field, or that there was
such a man as Bridwell. It was from,
tins telephone conversation the Gov
ernor says he learned Bridwell had
furnished the press with the account of
the stranding of the Hilo draftees, I
iWildcr and Ca(le
k Are Barred From
' r '
As Officials of Red Cross Political
.Activities Are Frowned Upon
; and Neither Will Be Candidate
This Year
Oerrit 1. Wrilder, member of the
house of representatives, will not be a
candidate for reelection this fall, owing
to strict regulations of the American
Bed Cross Society being opposed to nf
ficials of the society indulging In poli
tics. Mr, Wilder made this announcement
yesterday, 'saying that when he under
took a .-commission as associate field
director of the Red Cross Society he
was aware that by doing so he would
have to eliminate all participation In
politics. He said that he would remain
on duty with the Red Cross, and by
doing so could not be considered as an
active factor in the political situation
this year.
A. 1.. Castle, secretary of the Hawaii
an Chapter of the Red Cross Society,
was expected to be iu the race for re
election to the senate, but being ab
sent in Washington, there was no way
yesterday of ascertaining dellnitely
whether he would be a candidate or
not. Friends of Mr. Castle say that he
is with the Red Cross to stay until the
war is over, in which event he will
automatically cease to be a candidate.
Pontics Barred
The headquarters of the Atlantic
Division of the Red Cross Kociety on
July 22 announced that "to remain an
officer of the Bed Cross bo one will be
Cefmitted to run for public office or o
e active in the interests of any candi
date." The announcement was based on a
ruling by the War Council of the Red
Cross, it pointed out that the Red
Cross must be maintained as a strictly
non-partisan, non-political organization.
"The reasons for this," the Atlantic
official said, "are so obvious that they
need no elaboration.
"There are so many men of prom
inence engaged In Red Cross work thnt
it is not at all unlikely that many of
thorn will be candidates for office. No
matter how sincerely any Red Croa
workers may strive to keep separate
his Red Cross work from any political
ambition he may, and possibly will,
be quite unable to prevent his friends
from using his connection with the
Red Cross to gain favor with the
voters.
Wound Endanger Work
"While such action cannot be con
trolled, all candidates for office who
are at heart sincere well wishers for
the , Bed Cross should realize that
Vbf must de all In their power' to
prevent the publie from gaining an
impression that political preferment
eaa or should directly or indirectly be
affected by Red Cross work either nt
home or abroad. The text of Red
Cross service Is stamped by the ap
proval of tbeA,merican people, regard
less of polities, race or religion. No
taint of selfiishness or self-seeking can
be allowed to creep into the work, en
dangering and even, perhaps, destroy
ing it great accomplishment.
Accordingly, the Red Cross directs
tUt all officials of the Red Cross,
either in chapters or division head
quarters, who are in any position of
executive authority, and who at the
same time contemplate candidacy for
public office, either to resign in their
official capacity from the Red Cross
or refrain from such candidacy."
George R. Carter, president of the
Hawaiian Chapter, who is now in
Washington, sent notification to the
local chapter and to friends concerning
the future actions of Red Cross of
ficials.
w. a. a. .
GERMAN LANGUAGE IS
BARRED IN WASHINGTON
ULYMPIA, Washington, August fl
( Official) The state superintendent of
public instruction has ordered the stop
ping of all teaching of the German
language in any public, private, ele
mentary or high school iu the State of
Washington.
w. a. a.
AMSTERDAM, August 7 (Associa
ted Press) Berlin advices state that
General Count von Kirch bach ha ar
rived in Kiev, the I'krainiau capital,
to succeed the assassinated General
Kichhoro as German ambassador.
Lame and Achy
Every Morning?
m - -- - -
Memory"
There's little peace when your kij
ney are weak and while at first then
may be nothing more serious than Jul
backache, aharp, stabbing paius, head
aches, dixay spells and kidney irregu
larities, you must act quickly to avoi
the wore serious trouble, dropsy, gr.ivel
heart disease, Bright 's disease. I 'hi
Doan 's Backache Kidney Pills, the rem
edy that is ao warmly recommended
here and every wheie.
"When Your Back Is l.ame Keinem
ber the Name." (Don't simply ask fo
a kidney remedy ask distinctly fo
Doan's Backache Kidney Pills and taki
no other). loan' Backache Kiduev
Pills are sold by oil druggists and stoic
keepers, or will be nitiili 1 on receipt o
nrice by the llollister Pr'nf 'i ,
Benson - Smith A Co., agents for tlr
Hawaiian Islands. (Advertisement
Jfe&d
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE,
"limn imm,
JAPANESE LABOR ISiDOCTOR HAYES NOT IHILO DRAFT BOARD
GREATLY DECREASED
SAYS HAWAII HOCH
Twelve -Thousand Fewer On Plan-
" tations Now Than Ten
Tears Ago
re-imm.igrat1onis
interesting planters
Oriental Paper Compiles Figures
In Support of Proposed Suspen
sion of Gentlemen's Agreement
'There are. now twelve tlinuxsnd few
er .Inphnose laborers on the plantations
than in 1008, and nearly n thousand
fewer Koreans, according to the figures
compiled by the Hawaii lloitii, which
offers tin-in as au argument whv there
should be no opposition uuw. in view
nf the labor shortage, to the war time
suspension of the Gentlemen's Agree
ment so far as to permit the kamaai
na laborers now ,in .lapmi to return
nguin to the Islands.
The Hochi authority for the state
iMenI that the planter' nnsociation
members are showing interest in the
suggestion. In a recent article, the
llochi reviews the circumstances lend
Inn up to the Gentlemen ' Agreement
and points nut what it believes is the
advisability and proprietrv of attempt
ire to secure a temporary suspension
at the agreement now.
"The Hochi 's article on the impor
tation of Japanese reinimijrrants ha
aroused the attention of the public,"
says that paper. "It is said the pint
ers are studying this problem seriously
. iilong with the question of the labor
supply in Hawaii. At this npportum
time it will be wise to recall how Jap
ancne Immigration to America came
to a stop.
California Agitation
"After the conflagration of I (Mid in
San Francisco, school accommndationr
were insufficient to receive all children
and :is the result the city authority
planned to exclude all Japanese chii
dren from the public schools and to
gather them into specially prepared
. rhools for Orientals. This was thi
Urst actual move toward Japanese ex
elusion. Jn W)7 several anti-Japancst
bills were introduced into the Htnte leg
islature, whereupon President Koose
velt invited Mayor Hchmidt of San
Francisco to the White House and ask
ed him to repeal the school regulation
and to have the anti-Japanese bill
withdrawn, on condition of stopping
Japanese immigration and of prohibit
iug Japanese in Hawaii from corainj
to the continent.
"In the Japanese-American Treat;
then,ja rc it was elenrljr act fortj
in flection i f that any high contracting
nation m.ay regulate movements of la
borers from the other country. Accord
'ngl.v, lha Japanese government had ni
right to object to any Japanese exclu
sion law if passed by the I'nlted Statet
Consequently, the Japanese govern
incut took the initiative to curtail thi
emigration of laborers to America be
fore any such legislation by the I'nitei
States might be. passed. In this nego
tuition, Ambassador Wright at Tokb
represented the t'nited States and For
eign Minister Hayashi represented Jap
an. The agreement then reached wai
kept in secret, though it was knowr
to be an agreement to restrict Japanesi
immigration. This agreement is what
is called s 'Gentlemen's Agreement.'
Confirming Memorandum
"In the same year, pursuant to the
plan laid down by Ambassador Aokl,
a new treaty to preserve the then ex
jstinj; condition on the Pacific was con
tun-ted by Ambassador Takahira and
Mr Itoot. secretary of state. Again in
1HII, the I'nited States requested Jap
u ti to hand a memoruuduin of the pur
port of the Gentlemen's Agreement, i.e
of restricting Japanese emigrants t
the Tinted Mates. The Japanese Am
lini-n,ni of that time was Viscount
('chills. The said memorandum rend a;
follons:
I lie undersigned, His Imperial
Japanese Majesty's Ambassador
Kxtiaordinary ami Plenipotentiary
to the Cnited States of America,
stationed in Washington, being
about to sin the Japanese Ameri
can t oinniercinl Treaty, has on this
date the honor of making the fol
lowing statement in accordance with
the :i ii t lii i ri t y liiveu by his govern
ment. la-' Imoerinl Japanese Govern
incut is determined to effectively
luniiitaiu ii s before the restrictions
and legulatioiis which were en
forced for the past three years con
lertiin laborers immigrating to
the I ' nited States,
diplomatic Victory For America
''This ii : rn i mm ii I ii in given by Ambas
idol 1'chiitii had the effect of recoguix
inn all the requests ina'de. by the United
"les. end loeveiited the prohibition
of Japanese laborers going to the main
and from becoming a judicinlproblem
'l is iiieiniira ilium "as . a great diplo
inntic success for the I'nited States
while it was a great failure for Jap
i. t 'on-eoueut Iv, the key to bring
Tapaiiese labors into the I'nited Statci
'n older to Mipplv the prescut lubor
hortuge is in the hands of the I'nited
tste-. on ,., iiiucnt. iu other words,
f the snilo ,ii inn of this meniora iidam
is suspended during the war, Japuuese
abornts will b" able to come to Ha
uii freely. The prohibition of entry
into the I'nited Stutes by Japanese
''borers is not defined by the laws of
'he Cnited Mates, uud so the uoveru
lent has no need to consult with con
gress but may act independent from
it. Besides. laborers arriving in
lluunii by said suspension of the
b'lii'.'ine 's Agreement cannot leave
'' ir the UiUHibind under the present reg
'fitioti and their arrival has no rela
"ii tlien fore to labor circles ou the
'Hi t Therefore, should the pub-
ie llni -i i ilesire Jupaucse re immi
'raula to be come in, the federal gov-
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1918.
TO GETJHfALTH JOB
Has Applied For Position of Chief
Sanitarian But Paxson Won't
Appoint Him He Says
Dr. H. Homer Hayrs will sot be
the new board of health chief ssni
tarinn, although he has applied for the
position to both Governoi (' .1. McCar
thy and Sumner H. Paison, now presi
dent of the board, It - sai, vester-
day by the new health executive.
Two or three other Honolulu phy
sicians have been suggested to Presi
dent Paxson, nny one of uhom would,
he said, be satisfactory to him if sel
ected by the board for tin- new posi
tion which ss primarily created for
Dr. J. S. B. Pratt, former president
of the board. He adds, however, thnt
inne of these hns applied for the posi
tion, other thnn Doctor llnyes, who is
not included in the list of those whose
"election would be sati-fnetory, it is
made clear by him.
Coincident with these assertions,
''resident Paxson makes it eident that
io changes in the personnel of the
oard of lienlth is contemplated by him,
nd that no strings were imposed np
'n him by the Governor rcipiiring any
ueh changes. Governoi McCarthy
ms asserted also he was not asking
hat hiiv changes be made in the board
if health personnel.
It wns in answer to a question as to
hether A. V. Gear was to succeed
;irk B. Porter as secretary of the hoard
f henlth. as reported, thnt President
nxson reaffirmed for the second time
hat no changes were contemplated. He
nid positively:
"Kirk Porter will be retained. The
'ositinn of chief clerk is satisfactorily
lied and there is no reason why an
ppointment for the position should
hup up before the board of health at
's meeting Thursday. The only officer
be appointed that I konw of ia the
hief sanitarian."
The inference is plain that not only
i Porter to be kept as chief clerk, but
"iat any efforts to have Democrats
rimed to succeed Clifford Charlock,
hief sanitary inspector, and John D.
feVeagh, superintendent at the Kn
tupapa Pettlement, will meet with
nbbnm resistance from Persident Pax
on. But it is not necessary to draw this
ifercnce from his remarks of ypster
sy, as he hns emphatically stated pre
inuslv that no change were to be
lade in any of these positions, although
' is known that Democratic job seek--s
have been urging him to appoint
democrats.
rnmeat will undoubtedly give consider
tion to the matter.
"The saiit memorandum clearly de
ines the intention to stop the immigra
ion of Japanese laborers and to rcg
ilate their migration to the mainland
'rum Hawaii. But, it does not imply
he inclusion of shutting the entrance
n reimmigrants who have resided once
n the I'nited States. I'nder such eir
umstances, importation of re immi
;rants can be made by a mere uuder
'anding of the federal government.
To Restore Old Conditions
"The Horhi's desire in arousing pub
ic attention to the advisability of im
sorting Japanese reiinmigrants for the
lenefit of Hawaii is not without proper
rrounds. The reason why said Gentle
nen's Agreement to restrict Japanese
mmigration was mnde by the I'nited
states and Japan and why said memo
milium wns given by Ambassador L'cUi
la was America's complaint regarding
'no many arrivals of Japanese and Ko
cans in the I'nited Stutes. The same
round naturally tends to show that,
in view of the present shortage of labor,
his Gentlemen's Agreement nud its me
noraudnm have become unnecessary,
il ordei to prove this we will show
n the following table the respective
'limbers of Japanesi- ami Korcun la"
Hirers actually enaeil on plantations
t the tune said agreement was made
ind tit present.
Jnpunesf Korean
Year laborers laborer
'1MIX :i7,L'7l
190(1 I'fi.NT", ',o'.'t
lOHi 'JX.lor, 1,752
1IMI L'7,.-.SL' 1.771
11)12 2H.I2:i loll!)
(OH 24.711 1.3.S7
1014 24,7.12 l.:i!12
lOI.'i 2),n7 l.iMP
liiiii 2:t.N7n i.:u)7
1017 24.)i!ir, l,:."S2
''The foregoing fiL'ine-. ;ro derivei'
'roin our own in e-ti:tt ion and mav
e somewhat different fioin the stntis
'ies of the planters.
"A comparison bet Men the number
if JnpnneHe laborers at the time th'
lentlemen 's Agreement was made and
Mint of last venr Ihi - decrease o
'2.573. The deer us,- of Koreans is 7lV)
The total decrease is I t. : ;."i. From this
figure is is clear thel the ; m ior" t ion n
supplying the present l:ibor shortn'i
means onl n-stonit i t i ( o eondi
ions to the forniei -I t,- "iid fiit it in
v olves no other unJespubh- effect. Thi
is why we propose n - i-i ."si'n of tV
Gentlemen's Afeemei.t i- reifB'ds II
Wttii until a sufficient - i i . ' - of bi'""
is obtnined. If a tea' i- i "ihnved I,,
the planters Jhnt when tli. lient'eineu'
greeinent is suspeio'e I .1 e mese l-)n r
ers will leave Hawaii fm 'lie ni-iiiiland
preserve the present ict ! tion on tr-i
eling to the inn i nla 'id Ve offer tin
foregoing for the re n - 'lera' ion of
Governoi McCarthy ami lie planters'
associat ion. ' '
Are You Going -n a Jour-ev"
Chamberlain's Colic ail Din r' hoe"
Remedy should be imcke l in your hand
luggage when ,'oiiii; a journey
Change of water, diet mil leinici ni n
all tend to produce bow trouble uii-f
this medicine cannot b seci"'-I o"
board the train or stetm -lup It nn
save much sufferinu 11" 1 "c"tie :
If you have it hsndv I'm sale b Iter
son. Smith A Co Adv
SEMI-WEIiKIiY.
. - At. -A- 'a ti
a pi 'IK' en dv nri nuoiecLS icj r an
ui.i.ii.m ii iii riri in
MUUUUUU Ul I ILLU,
Is Charged With Looseness
Methods Similar Accusa
tion Made Against Him
of
The Hilo draft onsrd has its opinion
of Captain H. G. Field, selective draft
officer, an opinion which has been vigor
ously voiced through the press of Hilo.
Captain Field apparently has the same
high opinion of the Hilo draft board
and replies in kind.
F.ach blames the other for the series
of mix nps that have resulted through
the sending to Honolulu from the Big
Island of men for the draft who should
never have been sent. The Hilo board
inirijrnantly refuses to shoulder the
Ids me, which it lays squarely on the
shoulders of the selective draft officer,
while the latter, in a statement to The
Advertiser yesterday, passes the buck
back to the Hilo men.
Captain Field doesn't say wherein
the Hilo board is to blnme. He mero
ly charges looseness and inefficiency,
which is practically the same charge
'.hat ia made in Hilo against him.
Captain Field, discussing the number
of men sent from Hilo to Honolulu un
der instructions for all Class 1 men to
be forwarded here, said that he inter
viewed one man, Felix Molina, saying
the man had only a Class .I B card,
which means that he hns aged depend
enta, and the man asserted he was put
aboard the Manna Kea at Hilo by the
deputy sheriff of, Hamakua. He added
that this appeared to be a sample of
some of the work of the Hilo board.
Looseness Charged
"It is a fact that down at the Fort
Armstrong mobillxation camp the nrmy
officers on learning n detachment of
Hilo men is coming, declare there will
bo a mix-up" said Cnptaln Field. "The
work of the boards on Kauai and Ma
ul Ii excellent, but the Hilo board's
work is not."
The Molina ease, says Field, indicates
a looseness in the methods of those
in Hilo responsible for the forwarding
of draftees. He says that Molina was
taken from the plantation by the de
puty-gheriff, sent by train to Hilo and
is certain only the deputy sheriff placed
him on board.
"Molina had a Class .I B card" add
ed. Captain Field. "No oue can say
that I asked any board to send Class
3 B men to Honolulu." Molina appear
ed before Captain Field with an inter
preter, saying be had been rejected at
Fort Armstrong and wanted transpor
tation buck to Hilo. The man was an
employe of Paauhau plantation and a
tuna informed him that Deputy Sheriff
Riekard wanted him. He responded and
after that was in charge of the police
official.
Five men of the thirteen who came
here last Saturday from Hilo hare been
sent to the mobilisation camp, their
papers having arrived yesterdav from
Hilo.
Wsstervelt Pays
"What about the rest of the men
who came here and were than turned
loose on the community" Field was
asked.
"They were not turned loose," he
replied. "They are being cared for by
the planters' labor bureau, and Doctor
Westervelt has been looking out for
them. "
"Out of his own pocket not the
government 'st"
' ' I believe so. "
As a matter of fact when tha men
were determined as illegally in Hono
lulu as part of the Hilo draft contin
gent, and were informed that they
would have to shift for themselves.
Doctor Westervelt offered to look out
for them personally. Their lunch was
given them free by the Rweet Shop.
Captain Field said, however, that in
case no work is found here for the
men, the selective draft would Bend
them buck to Hilo, the headquarters
after all, assuming official responsibil
ity for their presence here.
w. a. a. .
RECORD RICE CROP
SACK A M. K.NTO, August -(Official ) j
A record crop of rice will be harvest j
d from 11111,000 acres, according to the
"resent forecast of three million bags. '
The acreage is twenty live percent !
greater than Inst year.
KASUGA SALVAGED AND
SAFE AT A NAVAL BASE I
TOKIO, August ft- (Special to the
Hawaii Shliiipni The Japanese cruin-r
Kiisugp, salvaged from u perilous posi
'ion o the rocks off n Dutch Kust In
lia island, has safely returned to it
Japanese naval base under ber own
teiiiu. The cruiser went on the rocks
-inly in .luiiiutry ehile she was patrol
' tie' In han ocel ii is a unit of n
J n .ii lies'- squadron winch is still poll,
n thnt OICHII.
CHAMP CLARK TO RUN
FOR CONGRESS AGAIN
Mi i.N T( It M KH V , Montana, August r
Associated Press ---Champ Clark,
speaker of the house, was renominated
for congress today without opposition.
This is his thirteenth nomination fen
the house.
SUGAR ALLOTMENT IS
RAISED FOR CANNING
WASHINGTON. August U Associa
ted Press i - A unouncciiieiit has been
made bv tin- food administration here
of an im rea.se in the home allotments
of sugar in order to provide for the
canning season now beginning. No lie
tails of the increase have yet been
made public
Atni-Saloort Leagre
31
Of Importing Booze
Wants Government Agents, Not
I irn Rnarrie. Tn nt A riio 1
tributors Questions Legality
. . ..
ot uovernor's Regulation;
Paty Wanted Position
Vnexpeeted objection to the tentative
plau of Assistant Attorney Geuersl
Harry Irwin, for having the license
boards act as Importers and distribut
ors of the permitted importation of
liquor after the Hawaii Prohibition
Act goes into effect, developed at a
eonferenee yesterdav morning of rep
reseutatives of the liipior boards and
administration officials.
This objection was made by the
Arlti Paloon League, not to the intend
ed importation of certain amounts of
liquor, but to the proposed method by
which it should be imported and dis
tributed under the Hawaii Prohibition
Act.
In a long letter from the league, it
was set forth that there was grave
doubt whether or not the Governor had,
in making the rules and regulations for
the importation of lupior, a right to
require the several counties to main
tain the liquor board. Objection also
was made to the part of the tentative
plan for tho licensing of certain estab
lishment a importers of the liquor
which may be brought in uuder the pro
visions of the Act Then the Anti
Saloon League letter continued:
Want! Ooremmant Agent
ve respeciruiiy suggest, in tne nrst
place, that the g ml scheme for the
handling of liquors for mechanical,
scientific, sacramental or medical pur-j
posea he through government agents
rather than through persons or concerns
licensed for such purpose. This would
avoid an unnecessary complication of
machinery for these simple purposes.
At the same time ,t would simplify or
make easier the enforcement of the
law on this subject and eliminate or
minlm.ae the temptation to evade the
lava na imiIa in thm ilnaio tn iiioVa at
profit. We understand thnt the scheme
obtains in some or the prohibition
state on the mainland."
Paty Want Job
'After these objections were made it
became known that George Paty, sec
retary of the Anti Saloon League, had
been au active cundidate for appoint
ment as territorial liquor dispenser, for
which he had applied to Governor Me
Carthy. It was after he learned, that
there was no appropriation for the pay
of such a dispenser, following the filing
of his application with the Governor,
that the suggestion that provision tie
made for the appointment of govern
ment agents as distributors, "rather
than through persons or concern li
censed for such purposes," was made i
by the Auti-Saloon League.
Rules and regulations with the tenta
tive plan for the handling of the dis
tribution of liquor were submitted' by
Attorney General Irwin for approval
or disapproval at the meeting yester
day morning. Beside the attorney gen
eral and Paty others present were:
D. H. Case pf the Maui liquor board,
R. A. Cooke of the Oabn board, anil
Dr. J. W. Wad man, aoperintemlent of
th Anti-Saloon League, v
. The conference has been postponed i
until Saturday morning to permit those 1
interested to study the rule and regu
lotions and the Anti-Saloon League ub- I
jectious, as well as to permit R. T. I
Guard, secretary of the Hawaii liquor
board to arrive here and attend the !
meeting. ,
w. a. a.
For Man Who Has Not a Safety
Deposit Box They're Best
Secretary of the Treasury William G.
McAdoo favors registered Liberty
bunds instead of coupon bonds for the
man who does not nave
posit box, according to
a safety de
advice just
given to officers and employes of rail
roads through au official circular sign ! has plans already for an after war ser
ed by McAdoo as director general oflN're to Manila, when its fleet of ves
railroads. J scls is returned to its use by the gov-
"A large number of railroud men eminent,
by tho purchase of Liberty Bonds are1 However, the only verification that
now holding au investment security for the local Matson officials would give
the first Hums', ' reads the circular. A ; last mulit of this prediction was the ns
large majority of the bonds so held are ' sertion:
coupon bonds. Coupon bonds must be; ".Nothing Is known here about the
carefully guarded ugaiust loss or theft. ' plans for the future, but Hamilton is
They are payable to bearer. If they j to Manila to open n Matson of
are lost, pajineut of them can not be ft,.,. for handling the business of our
topped and they can uot lie replaced ,1,,, w F&lnit there."
by the Treasury Department. w a a
Coupon bonds are suitable for iu AlfC DOptAPRC I thMC
estors who possess safe denosit boxes. wftlVC DnCWCno Ll-MlC
Registered bonds are provided to meet
the needs of persons who have no safe
places of deposit.
' He,'istered bonds nre issued in the
name of the owner, whiih appears ou
the face. The iuterest is paid by
I'nited Stales cheik. drawn to the
order of the orncr, and seat him by
mail. If a registered bond is stolen
tiiev chii uot use it except by
f.irt'eiv. and the pnvmeut of the bond
or the interest cheeks may be stopped.
The bond itself may be replaced on
proof of loss and if proper sccurifv
if. iiveu.
"Registered bonds aie the best suit
ed tot the reat majority of tailioad
men The number of coupon bonds
outstaiidiiiLf in the hands ot' raitioad
ni"i many of tlictu kept, doubtless,
in plner-. affording no real security
is ..in Ii a vast aggregate amount that
it causes serious concern. This is a
wholly unnecchsnry risk.
LOAN FLAGCO'PYRIGHTED
The Fourth Liberty Loan flag has
been registered and canuot be repro
dut-cd in buttons, posters, circulars or
other forms of advertising without au
thm i.at iuu of tho Treasury Department
Thi- ii n nouiicemeiit has been sent fnun
Tw.litli Federal Reserve District. No
resi i.e! ions were placed isn the honor
t'.im a the third loan.
HUN SUBMARINES
RAISE ENTHUSIASM
FOR ENLISTMENTS
No Fear' But Anger, Follows
0.:j .1 II n a mm a
ndlu u ooais urr jersey
Coast, Says B. E. Noble
WAR SITUATION IN EAST
AFFECTS MERCHANDISE
President of N. S. Sachs Dry
Goods Company Tells of Trip
and Market Conditions
"When those German submarines Bp.
penred off the Vtlantlc Coast and sank
n lot of ships it just mnde everybody
mnd, instead of searing them, and' there
was a rush to enlist in the marine
corps and nnvy so as to get one good
crack at the irons. "
That is the way that Hymn E. Noble,
president and manager of the N. H.
Sachs Dry Goods Company, Ltd., who
tet uriied to Honolulu from New York
on Monday by the Ventura, described
the effect the receut submarine raid off
the New Jersey Coast hnd on the peo
ple in New Tory City.
Mr. Noble was very much interested
iji war conditions as existing in the
great Atlantic port, and especially in
the harbor, wheih he describes as a
wonderful sii;lit. with its scores of big
tenners of all kinds, as well as the
war ships, in their war paint and
. strnni'e stvles f , Rnmnfl.it. n..rli.
the time he wns there, Mr. Noble aays
i,i two days over NW.iMIO men passed
through the citv to board transport
hnun( for "Kr There"
I .., , s,,,.mi j,nv inspiring sight
, t0 0 ,, ,K1V of onr ,pir
j l0 , fihfill ; fr(,nt. r,.m,rked Mr.
! Not, Thev were as cheerful as could
,,,, nnd fu, (lf otlt huHisLHRi. "
, A for ha,ir condition, in the
, K f Mr ,,, ex,.lllime(, tha, h, Ano,
, , kno whrt wp j
... ...
The effect of the war on the out
put of all forms of merchandise ia
serious," he said. "The government ia
taking -over the looms in the mills for
the making of aeroplane cloth and
other goods for the army, while in the
knitting factories a certain proportion
nf the looms arc set aside entirely for
government work. The woollen market
is practically gone and few goods are
in the market, with the prices awfully
high." '
It is the man who wants to buy who
has to take his hat off these day and
it is a rase of "take it or leave it",
by the sellers of goods, with compara
tively little to choose from nt that.
One incident that sticks in the memory
of Mr. Noble is the fact that when he
walked into the Hrftel Prince George,
in New York, the day be arrived there,
he met John Hind, of Kofcala, Island
of Hawaii.
' w. a. a.
OPEN MANILA OFFICE
After War
Trade Planned,
Belief
Is
I Sending of Freight Clerk Hamilton,
j formerly on the WUhelmlna, to Manila
: to open a shipping office for the Matson
! Navigation Company is taken as indi
cation in Honolulu shipping circles thnt
this company is now planning for the
continuation of its present temporary
Philippine Island trade after the war
is ended.
The Matson Company, through acting
as operator for the I'nited State Ship
ping Hoard, has two vessels now mak
ing voyages to Manila, and it is said
the sending of Hamilton to the Islands
is tn handle those ships. But as he
wn accompanied by his wife and faui
ily it is believed he is going there for
i Because of this if is predicted here
! that the Matson Navigation Company
FOR SAN FRANCISCO
II. Tsui ushimn Hnd I. Otuke, the bl
ed unl-e brewers who were planning to
icinove to San Frnneisro to engage in
sake lire wini; in California, have de
parted for the Coast. The latter was
. ,, ) r- hj, w ife. Tsurushimu
said before sailing that if they meet
i, in .ettiiitt a license at the
Cont city, the entile sake brewing
'' ,l,e local plant of the
Hawaii Seishu Knlshu's brewerv nt Ku
k i-'I.i will be transferred to San Fran
W. t.
SUGAR ON HAWAII
- following sugnr is waiting ship
on the Island of Hawaii: Olna.
Hilo Sugar Co, 0,KO0; Ouomea,
": I'l-lieckeo. ri'J.O.'t 1 ; Honollin,
Ilakaluii. .1:1.1.1."): I.aupuhoehoe,
I :
nun
l"l
Kaiwiki, 17.100: Hamakua Mill.
:ii: I 'MM 11 bit 11 . ll.ri.'Hi; lloiiokua, 7."00;
na1 hi "' "4 1 Ma 11 1111 l.ou loading);
nun lie, 1IIW2.
II
w. 1. a.
1'iof. .1. M u i' 111 1 1 la 11 Brown, vice ehan
cclloi of the ( niversity of New Zea
land, and one of the greatest living
nut horit ies on the origin of the Polvn
isiiui laces will address the members of
the ( omniercitl Club Friday noon.

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