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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUESDAY. AUGUST 20, 1918. SEMI-WEEKLY.
ALLDiSISCORI h- KHL
FURTHEItgGA flfc federal statute
PRESS1G
Enemy I s Given N"o Oppor
tunity To Seccre Line and
Strengthen Defenses
Roye, Keystone of Picai d j
Front Is Almost At Mercy
of Entente
NEW YORK, August 17
(Associated Press) The
Allies are evidently determined
to give the Germans no oppor
tunity to take up a-secure line
between the Somrhe and the Oise,
and although' the Germans have
heavily reinforced their front
south of the Somme, through
Roye to Noyons, the attacks of
the Allies have made great gains
in position possible.
Last night the French and
Canadians were at the door of
Roye, the keystone of the Ger
man new line of defense in Pi
cardy, while in the Somme-Oise
salient the positions of the Allies
are better than for. several days.
SHORT OF RESERVES
There is evidence that the Ger
mans are now being hard pressed
for fresh reserves along the entire
Ticardy front and reports from
other section state that von Lu
dendorff is withdrawing troops
from important sectors to streng
then his Picardy front. Some of
the reserves now appearing on
the Roye-Noyon line are from
before Verdun.
Since the eighth, when Foch
opened his Amiens offensive, the
Germans have" used thirty-six
divisions along this front, more
than half a million men. Twenty
one divisions were in the line at
the beginning of the attack along
the forty-eight mile front. Fif
teen divisions of reserves have
been brought into the battle
since.
MAKE NEW SALIENTS
Hoth to the north and south of
Roye and to the north and south
of I-assigny the Allies have ex
tended their lines eastward, form
ing two salients with those towns
within and threatening, an early
withdrawal from them by the
enemy or their pinching out.
Important advances were re
ported in the French official re
ports from Paris last night. On
a th ree mile front between Goyou
court and l.amotirt northwest
and west of Roye combined Can
adian and French troops advanc
ed and at Hois (cs Loges, five
miloH mouUi of Koyc, t lie French forces
deeply penetrated the enemy lines.
North of Goyoncourt where other gains
were niHilo the British ami French co
operated ami pressed their advance
east in the direction of Frosuoy lea
Rove ami Fruusart, still further north.
In flume engagements Home primmer
hih! numbers of . machine guns were
taken.
ATTACKS BRILLIANTLY
vu me extreme ngm or tne Hntisb
line the Kren.h .,! . i.riiii...
attack and took the Damery wood and
adjacent wood, which the Germans
hv l.een hnMnff t,.i.i h.--
they had fought desperately, couuter
ing heavily through Thursday night iiut
meeting with repulses by the British.
The taking of these woods by the
French opens a wide Hue of observa
tion and materially strengthens and
improves the positions of the Allies for
several miles on each aide.
In the past twenty four hours the
British have taken '(M prisoners and
it is estimated the enemy losses in
killed and wounded has been KtOI).
RETIREMENT CONTINUE8
On the northern front the retirement
of the Germans is continuing. They
are still relinquishing trenches in the
l.ys sector but the movement here are
somewhat indefinite. If the Franco
British forces continue their pressure
further south it is bocoiinif ai"r"ut
that the Lys sectir will see further
retirement speedily.
Albert is still held tenaciously by
the enemy but is growing loss teuable
every hour.
Nothing stronger than successful de
fense is contained in the claims put
i... i... M..Pn.u.. ..m..tui .......I..
emulating from Berliu last night. These
reports toll of strong attacks resisted
and brought to a failure on both sides
tlin AvrA with heavy lonsea inflict-
ed. while the reports of the Allies iu
dicate their casualties were' proportion
ately smaller than were thone of the
Germans,
HARD
WAR SPIRIT AMONG
RUSSIANS REVIVES
AS ALLIES ARRIVE
Peasants Learn of Real Condi
tions and Unite With Oppo
nents of Bolshevism
NORTHERN GOVERNMENT ,
OPPOSED TO GERMANS
WASHINGTON, August 17 (Asso
elated Press) Russian peasants are
now flocking to join the forces of the
Csecho Hlovaks, according to advices to
the state department, and a great re
vlval ' of ''anti-Germanium is sweeping
through many. of the districts of Bus
sia. The Czecho Hlovaks are now oper
ating iu foree lye hundred mile east
of Moscow v.
Particular significance is attached
here to the reports that the Soviets
forces are evacuating 'Moscow, thus
opening the 'way for the occupation
of that ; provisional capital by tho
Csecho-Hlovaks and for these and the
Allied troops to re-establish the eastern
front on a line further west than had
been believed possible.'
Railroad Control
The evacuation of Moscow and the
capture of that city by the Czecho
slovaks will give the "Entente control
of the railroads from Moscow east into
Siberia aad from Moscow to Arch
angel. ' The peaamnta now flocking in to re
in forte the Caecbo-Hlovak ' army are
learning for' the first time the truth
of the war during th past year and
are learning that the German reports
circulated throughout Russia of great
German' victories and the -crashing of
the Kntente armies on the west front
are not true. They are being told of
the landing of an Allied force at Vladi
vostok and on the MHirman coast and
of the reoent victories by General Foch
in France. ' x
Wa Spirit UsTlves i
Af. these facts are becanting known
there is a revival of 'the anti-German
sentiment among the Russians and a
rekindling of the hope that Russia
may yet be cleared of the invaders.
South of Moscow, according to an
Amsterdam report, the- Don Cossacks
have made steady progress against the
Bolshevist forces and have entirely
cleared the left bank of the Don. The
Cossack ti are now marching against
Zaragin.
New Government's Policy
A despatch from London brings the
important information that the "Gov
eminent of Northern Russia" has been,
formally organised, with M. Achaikow
sky as President. The government in
cludes ''the Socialists of the . various
political parties and the political .pro
gram includes "the recreation of' tho
Russian army, the renewal of the war
on the eastern front and the expulsion
of the invaders of Russia with the aid
and cooperation of our Entente
allies."
From Harbin comes a report that a
thousand Czechs have arrived there en
riute to join the army of General
Slemeiion.
In New York yesterday the organ
ization was announced of a Russian
Union of Peace, composed of the Rus
i tin workers la this country opposed
to the Bolshevik i. At the hcaduuar
ters of this uniou It was reported that"
Count llva Tolstoi nud Ceueral Ko
lieroutcheff are supporting the move
iient.
W. B. a.
WHEATWITH SPEED
WASHINGTON, August 10 (Ofli
eial) Kapid marketing of grain is re
portud by the railroad administration.
. . ' , , ' ., P . , 7 " '
l"'rtod by the railroad administration.
It is shown that iu the Ave weeks which
," ' Kafw ? V,ere were muved
1 J 1,114 i cars loaded with grain as com-
pared with 87.U9.1 for the same period
last year, a fifty percent increase iu
grain movements. j
PLAN TO EXPEDITE
NEWS OF CASUALTIES
"'
WASHINGTON, August Iff (Assoei -
ted Press) Surgeon General Oorgas
ud Secretary of Wnr Baker are work-
ated Press) Burgeon General Oorgas
ami Hecretary of Wnr Raker are work-
ing on a plan to enable the reports of
casualties and full details to be given
l to relutives promptly. The department
win iuhhii a incur ii nine system wuicn
will help to 0Xedite the sending out of
casualty lists as well as to bring week
ly the details of the casualties.
As announced by the war department
yesterday the army casualty list was
increased by eighteen killed in action
and twenty-five severely wounded.
w. a. a.
SIX MILLION LOSS TO
UIIMC CRCMCU CCTIUATC
j HUNS mCNUI LIS I IMA It
' ' 1 1
19 (Associated
PABIS, August
Press) The total German war losses
are understood to be six millioa aten,
according to Paris papers.
Drawing ? salary As Territorial
Employe. " While Serving As
Army Officer May Be Illegal, Is
Contention .. .
Matter Seems To Hinge Upon
Whether Or Not Presidential
Proclamation Is Too Broadly
Interpreted'-"'-
The legalityofythwwlse of H.
Gooding Field V holding sn office and
drawing salary Under the Territory
while at the same tittle serving as an
(Beer tif the VqiteiV Jstntcs srmy hss
been raised through attention being
called to a federal statute which pro
hibits the holding of any civil office
by a regular army officer. The stat
ute provide! also that the officer au
tomatically peases' .to tie such ly accept
lng a ivll office.
Mr. Field-is a captain in the army.
He is also an employe of the territorial
public Utilities commission and draws
a salary for that connection.
The same question is rained concern
ing Charles N. Arnold, who not only
is a captain (n the army hut is also
a supervisor of tha city of Honolulu.
There is apparently some question as
to whether or not the statuto applied
in the' case, of officers of the National
Army, bnt now that the President by
proclamation has abolished all distinc
tions ' between units . of the Army of
the .United 'States, so that former reg
ulars, national army men and national
guardsmen in tha federal service are
ail placed on the, same footing, it Is
contended that the law does apply. In
that ease if would appear that Captain
Field and Captain Arnold may be
called upon to decide whether they will
e boose to remain officers of the United
States Army or revort to their jobs
under the Territory and the municipal
Ity respectively.
Stain back la Doubt
When the matters was placed before
Judge Advocate I. M. Stainlmck of
the Hawaiian Department yesterday,
be was not. inclined' to take any de
cided stand ia "the -matter. Ho indi
cated that perhaps the two men were
holding dual positions illegally and
then perhaps they were not. It all
depended, la the mind, upon whether
or not the proclamation of the Presi
dent combining all units of the army
upon a single basis meant what it is
understood td snea.
. The.. juUrei lvocaU admitted that
there Is" a f ederal " statute prohibiting
the holding . of any civil office by a
regular army officer, also that he ceases
to be an officer iu the army by accept
ing such civil office.
Major Stainback contended that this
rule applied only to officers of the
regular army.
"But as to the distinction, if any,
between the regular army and the new
Army of the United States, I believe
there has been given a too wide in
terpretation to the proclamation of
the President. The judge advocate
general of the army has ruled several
times that this ruling only applied to
the officers of the regular' army, and
that officers of the national guard, or
reserve army, could hold office in an
emergency and not sacrifice their po
sition. ' '
Major Htuiuhack refused to give a
decision as to whether this ruling,
under the new conditions, affected the
standing of Capt. H. Gooding Field,
who is still a member of the public
utilities commission while acting as a
captain iu the Army of tho United
States.
"Two rulings have been made re
garding such a case by the judge ad
vocate general of the army," added
Major Stainback. "One was that sn
officer of the United Htates National
Guard, who was elected recently to the
legislature of Kentucky, could hold
his position as an officer in the army
ami still act as n representative iu the
legislature of his state. The other
decision was a very similar chbu hi
Texas. I, myself, held the office of
attorney general of this Territory for
some time after 1 joined the Hawaiian
Department under theso two deci
sions. ' '
Distinction Without a Difference
Differentiating between an officer of
the regular army and an officer of the
Army of the United States, Major
Htninbnck explained that au officer of
the regular army iiuld bo retired by
an examining board on pay, but this
could nut le done
the case of an
' ' A""v "f tho United
States, who held a special commission
for five years, or at. the option of the
President. j
Major (Miiinluick then flqorred, jto a
ruling of the judgu advocate general
of the army made last January, which
he thinks forestalls the proclniuation
of the President, which decides, in
psit, thnt:
Whin llie iiiitiiniMl imtiril is drtit't
e l into the service of the t'nite l !
Htates tniiler Miction III of the Nh j
tional lefene Art, it is' divested of its'
status ns militin and stands disclmrged
status ns militia and stands disch
I therefrom. It has .become, by
,rf (M, a part o the Am
n, ' United States, rsed' b; eoi
therefrom. It has . become, bv beiim
,rf (M, a part o the Army of
ii,. iiii..,i Him... Vsl
,!, lr n'oWer" to raise and sunnbrt1
nr'ics. "
Commenting' upon this partial .loci
,, Maior MtHin hack said:
We have been acting upon this as
sumption for months that the national
Uiinril is part of the Army of the
United Htates, ami not a part of the
regular army, but with practically no,,. .
listiiictuin between them, and that is ! ,he
what I believe the priclamat ion of
the President means when it speaks
of the 'Army of the United Htates'."
Major Htnitibuck added again thut
the main distinction at this time be
tween the two units was the penna
aeucv uf llie position of otlicers in the
regular army, and the President's
nrocliuatioa, he said, does not chauge
this fart.
I
Japanese Editor Declares War!
On Proposal To Import Coolie
Labor To Relieve Shortage
Declaring that he Speaks forfa large ;
share of the American population of the ,
Islands, as well as for the greater mini
her of Japanese, Fred Makino, editor
of the Hawaii Hochl, has declared war
upon the schema being venti1atod to
bring Chinese labor to Hawaii to re
lieve the war time labor shortage.
Makino announcea his readiness to
fight the matter
MAKINOTO FIGH
BRINGING CHINESE
her and at Washing- from Washington in th,e folding ea
'.!. u blotTem:1 11
, tnai ii nocessay ne .7offlc,B, of
naturalization service
ton and declares
will call to his support the labor union
elements of the mainland to hack his
kick at the National Capital. The
Hochl editor says he would not object
if the proposal wore to bring from
China those Chinese who were previous
ly residents of Hawaii, who are "part
ly Americanized,!' just he is advo
cating steps to permit the return to
Hawaii of former Japanese residents
hern, who have lost their right to re
turn. It is the idea of tho entry of
eight to ten thousand eoolios to which
tho Japanese leader aays he is oposed.
In the Hochl of yesterday, Makino
says:
Atfecta All In Hawaii
"Messrs. Shingle, Mclnemy and
llindle are strenuously engaged in con
nection with proposed importation of
Chinese coolies. The Hoc hi is abso
lutely against this movement. The
question, although concerning import
ant productive industries, such as sugar,
pineapple and rice cultivation, is not
merely a question for capitalist alone.
Kvery person residing in this Territory
has right to voice hia Ideas about it.
"So far, the movement to import
Chinese coolies haa been undertaken
secretly by a few persons. The move
ment is an autocratic one wherein the
opinion of the majority has been dis
regarded. Consequently the Hoc hi can
not, in any event, take side with this
movement. The majority of the peo
ple of Hawaii will aurely be against
this ant I democratic movement, for the
people in Hawaii are not so tame as
o submit themselves unconditionally
to a few powerful men while their
rights are" stamped down.
"Capitalists may have believed that
they can lower the laborers' wages by
the imortatlon of coolies. An importa
tion of coolies is certainly likely to
give a temporary advantage to the
capitalists. However, ran it be termed
as within the spirit of Americanism to
sacrifice the interest of a majority for
the benefit of a capitalistic minority t
Wants Re-Immigrants
"For quite a' long period the Hochi
has emphasised the advisability of sup
plying the shortage of, Ubor through
the Importation of re-immigrants. These
re immigrants are familiar With condi
tions in Hawaii and know well the
state of living here. In fact, they are
partly Americanized, and consequently
their importation does not hinder the
further Americanization of Hawaii nor
does it involve the danger of lowering
Hawaii's standard of living. By their
re immigration to Hawaii, their opKr
tunity to settle down in Hawaii is re
vived, their love of this country will
increase anil their effort to berbnie
Americanized will become more zealous
than during their former stay in Ha
waii. "Whether those re immigrants are
Japanese or Chinese makes no differ
ence. "On tho other hand, with the im
portation of Chinese coolies there comes
no benefit except that the capitalists
are able to get labor at cheap wages.
Since they are to be sent back after
the conclusion of the war, nothing but
moiiev will occupy their mind. What
hu effect such laborers will have upon
the community can lie easily imagined,
even by the capitalists themselves.
They will desire to slay permanently
iu Hawaii. But, since they are to be
sent back with the end of the war, they
will hope that the war will be pro
longed. Still, they will never cherish
any love toward this bind. The effect
of bringing suc h laborers the capitalists
ought to perceive easily.
"Capitalists might say as their ex
cuse that the measure is only for the
duration of the war. To this we will
retort: Ms it right In destroy Auuiri
caui.at ion or to permit the entrance of
disease infected persons under the ex
cuse that now is war timet'
"We presume Hint the labor unions
will oppose such u propusul ami that
the I'resiilent will nut uphold it, bu
cause he might be advised of the real
situation in Hawaii before ropresenta
tives of the movement reach Washing
ton. However, we feel it our duty to
oppose such au improper movement
which disregards the majority of tho
people and thus we explain our ground
of opposition. "
Figure So High As To Make
Bryan Look Foolish
WASHINGTON, August lfl (Offi
cial) One dollar one u ml a half cents
Kn ounce is the maximum price for ail
ver which it is announced by the trens
illy department us Inning been virtu
ally fixed. Fxpoit Incuses are to be
granted by the federal reserve board
only for essential civil and military
needs and purposes nud under condition
ni a x i in ii ni
price shall not be
I exceeded in subsequent sales by tho
purchaser. Within the lust three months
the government has had melted down
100,000,000 silver dollars and the re
sulting silver bullion has been export
ed, for the most pint t India, tMiina
ami .la pun for coimige purposes.
The government mm pays 10.5 nn
ounce for platinum, ifl'ITi for pabidiiuu
and $150 an ounce fur irridium
NATURALIZATION
OFFICIAL COMING
Four Hundred Aliens In Army and
Navy Forces Here Want To
Become Citizens
Because there are approximately 400
aliens entitled to citizenship in the
United Stntes army and navy force on
Oahu, the Bureau of Naturalization of
tha Department of Labor is sending a
special naturalization examiner to Ho
aolnlu. Information to this effect was receiv
ed by District Attorney S. .C. Hubef
will be detailed Honolulu to take care
of soldiers' naturalization."
The district attorney believes the de
cision to send a special examiner here
from Washington was reached when
the bureau of naturalization learned
that there were nearly 400 soldiers
l'c:e to be naturalized. This informa
tion was conveyed to the bnreau by a
cablegram asking that this many blanks
for soldiers' naturalization be sent to
Honolulu.
The cablegram to the bureau la
Washington was sent after one wss re
ceived Instructing the local officials
to defer naturalization of men in the
army 'until they reached the mainland.
District Attorney Huber believes that
an inquiry made of the war depart
ment as to the number of alien soldiers
here resulted in the bureau's being told
that all the regular troops were being
or had been transferred to the main
land.
Too Much Work
While on the whole this was true,
it did not take into account the aliens
of the eoast artillery, the engineering
and aigial corps and of the Hawaii
draft and national guard regiments. It
is 1n these organizations that it is esti
mated that there are about 400 alien?
who desire to be naturalized.
On the mainland the examinations of
applicants for naturalization are eon
ducted by special examiners, but this
work has always been delegated to the
district attorneys in Hawaii. Now it
is believed that the bnreaa realises the
great amount of extra work this places
upon the Hawaii district attorney's
office and is providing the services of
the special examiner for the naturaliza
tion of the alien soldiers.
From now on until the examiner ar
rives only a few cases which have been
started will be completed by the dis
trict attorney, or new ones started in
very special instances where a delay in
naturalization will impose a hardship
on some of those la the fighting forces
here. Such a ease may be where an
alien soldier has been recommended for
an officers' training school, but H ata
able to leave- Here until his naturalise:
tion has been completed.
Seven Get Citizenship
For this very reason seven men of
the engineering corps, all of whom are
to leave here to attend a mainland of
fficers' school, were naturalized in the
federal court vesterdav.
The engineers who became citizens
and the countries from which thev for
swore allegiance were as follows:
William F.. Mathias, Great Britain
John .1. Derings, Swiss Federation
John J. McFee, Great Britain; Frank
Winters, Austria Hungary, John Ach
ration icy, Russia; Hugo B. Linoberg,
Sweden, and Stanley Colling, Great
tfiritnin.
Successful Raiding Expeditions
Are Conducted by American
and French Fleets
NKW YORK, Aiiiust 17 (Associat
ed Press i French and American avia
tors ltne been active and nine
ciis'.ic.cd in important riiids as well a
inliin iiistc ring decisive defeats on the
Teutons along the battle front in con
test for air supremucy. Reporting on
en- i iie einents Paris despatches said
Unit on Ihursilay rreiich planes down
ed
I In
lift ecu enemy aircraft. Yosterday
French sent raiding parties back
GERMANS LOSERSIN
CONFLICTS IN AIR
of the riiemv lines and bombed the .,, ... , , , . ., ' , . ,. .
1 stations at Ncslo, Thlonville and St I l"lou of Swcdt,n ,old thpm th,t he d"'
I Oiieiiliii. Several flies were observed""1 believe the belligereuts were ready
j to bum fiercely and the raiders were I consider mediation but that his coun-
retuniing to their I ic stations. ,ry wi" 1,6 A to mediate wheuover
' (ln Thursday American aviators on " "" for it to do so is expressed by
the flj;litiii( front downed three of the
enemy mid generally had control of
'the air in the sectors which thev oc
I ''py- i
Yesterday they aejaiu raided -'Con I
I "ns. in they had doue, ou . Thursday I
In tin- Inter rnid thev counted eighteen j
distinct hits. As they were returning
llie American raider were attacked bv
eleven eneinv combat planes and down
i ed one nt t 1 in . rehjiniii to Ibeir own '
it li t ion:, va i I hoot loss.
w. s. s. 1
CHINA RECALLS ITS
MINISTER TO VATICAN
FKKINd, August 17 (Associated
Press) China bns cancttlled its n
I'lHiitnieiit of u minister to the Vatican.
The occasion for the sction has not
In en iiniKiunced but it is known thnt
the minister, who is now in Madrid on I
hih imirucy to Koine, has been ordered
to ii turn I tiiuu.
Teething Children
Teething children fiiive more or less
dim ihoeii. which inn be controlled bv :
: giving Chamberliiiii 's Colic and Diar
ih.
liemed v.
A II that is necessary
I leu ribed dose after
to give the
e-'i h "i e: Hi bin ef the bowls more thsn
iituc l Mini then cn-itiir nil to cleanse
i' ,. sv -tem. It is ufe and sure. F.ven
the nn. -I severe nud iliinperous cases
lie nuicUv e re.1 by it. For sale by
j Beusou. t-:n i t Li A Co. Adv
NEWS OF RICE
STRICTLY FORBIDDENV
IN JAPANESE PAPERS
TOKIO, August H',
(Hpecial to Nip-
r irravitv of the '
'
pu Jiji) Alarmed ov
Situation that has been created by rice
riots all over the empire, the govern
ment today promulgated new censor
ship regulations and made it punishable
offense for any newspaper to publish
trie sngstcsl .intimation of disturbances
at a ay plate,. attributed to riee.
Tha promulgation of this censorship4
regulation was deemed absolutely ne
eessary as a result of discovery by the
government that in maay instances the
riots were directly caused by inflam
matory accounts which appeared in the
newspapers in reporting such disturb
ance. The government considered that
exaggeration of reports of disturbances
in the newspaper makes the situation
worse.
Hereafter any newspaper which pub
lishes any item relating to rice riots
will promptly be ordered to suspend pub
heatien, ia the warning of the govern
ment. Relief fund Grows
The relief fund which was started
with a three million yen donation by
the emperor is rapidly mounting as 1
many, large-donations some from weal
thy persoaa. Mitsui 's and Iwasaki's
donations of 1,000,000 yea each were
the largest single donation ao received,
except tha generous donation front the
emperor... .
Longfeared but thus far averted
spread of the rice riot into Toklo be
came a reality yesterday when a mon
strous demonstration, participated by
more thaa 60,000 persons, occured at
the Bibiya Park, in the very heart of
the Japanese capital.
Bean of Other Riots
Hiblya Park is situated in the cen
ter of tha city and is noted for having
been the) scene of many disturbaneea.
It was in this park that the Tokio pop
ulace met and denounced the Japanese
government for entering into a "dis
honorable" peace pact with Russia at
tha elose of the Russo-Japanese war
some fifteen years ago. When the meet
ing was ordered stopped by the police .
the angered mob resisted aad a des-1
perata fight followed la which many !
were, killed and wouaded. Many gov-1
eminent buildings including the police
stations and postofflcea were burned
down or wrecked by the mob before
the police with aid of troops were able
to take situation under eontroV I
Then, for the aeeond time, the park
NEW RESTRICTIONS i
WASHINGTON, August 17 (Asso-
PI ACFn nH.AIIFNSi Watchword of
s u iwkw vii i ii-iti iw l
JX:iJlSlJnn and Mountain Club Makes
the country. These are announced in a
proclamation issued by the President un
der the Alien Control Law which pro
hibits all aliens from leaving the coun
try without having first secured pass
ports. This measure is designed to prevent
alien onemys and other dangerous aliens
from carrying out information or from
escaping from authorities here.
It places aliens on the same basis as
cit in ns of the United States ao far as
concerns departure of either from
the United Htates.
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TO ACI AS MEDIATOR
:
Belligerents,,. Not, Ready Yet Is
rrcnilCI S OCIICI
LONDON, August 17 (Associated
Press) (Sweden Is ready and willing
to mediate when the opportunity to do
so offers but it is not apparent that the
time to do so has come.
Answering the questions of a delega
tion of Uood Templars, an international
I temperance organization with a mora-
i i.; -,i . n,nwn p,.mi..
the belligerent nations.
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TO BE MUCH LARGER
(Associated
PAK1H, August 17
Picki Finm c will not have to call up
on the United Htates for such large sup
plies nf wheat and wheatllour the coin
iny vear as Inst.
lhe most recent es
timates show the crop to be ill excel
lent condition for the acreage planted
mid It is believed it will yield 1H:I,.')0(I,
0(H) bushels which is an increase of
twenty nve percc.ui over me msi crop.
While this crop will tall tar short
of meeting the needs of the nation it
will relieve the 1'nited Htates of a part
of the burden which that ountry hits
so bravely ami willingly borne.
DROPPED FROM LIST
NIAV YORK, August 10 (Associa
ted Press) -General Motors Common
whs eliminated today from the list of
st
Yi
k issues cleared through the New
ork stock exchange. The exchange
governors gave out a statement saying
that the stock has not been widely
enough distributed to bo carried ou the
exchange.
RIOTS
was made the scene mf disturbance sev
years ago when the late Prince Kat-
I t. . .!-.
ized a so-called "unconstitutional cab
inet." Many of the rioters were
minded in this disturbance.
Then another disturbance occured at
the park five yeass ago when Japan
and China were on the verge of open
hostilities which were narrowly avert-
ed by China's agreeing to the famous
"twenty -one demands" of Japan. The
mob which gathered at the park at-'
tacked the foreign office, demanding
that an immediate declaration of war
be made on China. Many rioters were
wounded In the clash with the police ou
that occasion.
Hundreds Arras tad
Now history repeats. Again yester
day a great mob gathered and organ
ized at the very spot where many dis
turbances hsve taken place since the
park was opened twenty years ago. The
police arrested 400 of the ringleaders
when the mob refused to dsiperse.
The mob then marched from the park
to Kakigara Street, where many rice
brokers' establishments are located.
These places were attacked one after
another and heavy damage to the prop.
erties was inflicted.
One hundred rioters were eaptnred
bv the police during the rioting at the
Kakigara Street.
Trouble la Other Cities
Ia the city of Osaka, the second
largest city in Japan, the disorder was
equally violent. The troops from the
Fourth Division fired lilank cartridges
upon the rioters. The soldiery and the
police are now guarding the atreets
throughout the city for a fear of an
other outbreak.
In Kobe two of the rioter are known
to have been killed in clash with the
troops. The number of those who wera
wounded in the melee is not hnewn
exactly how many. - . .: . ,
la the city of Okavsms,. the snob
estimated to exceed 20, 0(H), used gun
cotton ia netting fire to many of the
stores and residences of riee profiteers.
The troops were finally called out to
quell the disturbance,
In Hiroshima the troops were also
celled out. The rioters are reported
still fighting desperately against the
soldiery and police,
Ia Fukui, several thousand rioters,
attacked the governors official residence,
The troops were called out, too, in
this eitv.
'Home Work" Will Be
n.r":
Hawaii Promotionists
Arrangements . For Series of
"Movie Outings" Week End
Auto Parties Planned and Will
Be Filmed
'Home work" seems to have beea
selected as the watchword of promo-
ttouists uatll after the war. The Trail
and Mountain Club has. just made ar
rangements for a series of "movie"
outings, with H. K. Bonlne making the
films. First, the high traila of Olym
pus and Kouahuanui Will be ahown;
with the trail and mountaineera on
their excursions, and even camping
' parties will be filmed.
The Pau Pacific Association la ask
' ing the cooperation of the Houolulu
I Autoiuuoile Club to stage a number of
I week eud auto parties around Oahu
, th,t ,Bu;m dd to the aims that
l After Oahu has been filmed
After Oahu has been filmed it is
planned to make up au excurslou to
the Uig Island, where movies will be
made of the places most attractive not
only to tourists, but to our own peo
ple. Iu all of the movies the feature
will be the actions of the actors in
' the scenes. There will be bits showing
Hoy 8couts in camp making tire by
rubbing sticks together, soldiers ou
their hikes, ami the ordinary outdoor
lov ers enjoying Hawaii in their way.
Plans are now on foot to consolidate
the Trail and Mountain Club ia Hilo
wuose members can meet those who
visit the Big Island ami guide them,
Maui has already tentatively arranged
with the 1 'a n Pacific for a guide there.
In every way consolidation is being
! brought about during these war times,
and the Pan Pacific. Association ll of
fering iti club house iu Honolulu aa a
general club headquarters for homeless
clubs desiring to cooperate or consoli
date. The Liberty Htore has placed
its big window at the disposal of the
Pan Pacific Association and the first
exhibit there of the series of War
posters sent to the Pan Pacific Union
' by the I a ii American I'uion. This will
' be f dluwed by exhibits from the Pau
pmihV Commercial Museum, and a re
markable set of Volcano pictures which
is being gathered.
I he cenernl plan of these exhibits,
however, will be such as will induce
u' iir", as well as visits to the other
ImioIs. It is probable that some of
these matters will be discussed when
, . ,., ()mot ion committee gathers at the
lin iH, ih,- Japanese gardens on Mon-
,,1V ,.w.iiniz at an Oriental suiioer.
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MORE MONEY NEEDED TO
RUN NATION'S RAILROADS
WASHINGTON, August 17 (Asso
ciated Pressi It has developed that
the rHihun Is improvement budget which
m spprovel by congress early in the
vear is insufficient and it it necessary
... ;.. -eaao it 159,0O0,0O0 to 1,107,-
318,000. i ' wviaixa
ine demand for cars and locomotives
In relieve congestion accounts for tha
greater part, of tha Increase,
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