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',- ' . ltAWAttANGA2Eyfi, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 101ft. -SEMI-WEEKLY. ' ,,. fV
SUPERVISORS IfAVE ILBWOTCE PRICES OPPRESSED PEOPLE CHAMBER WILL ACT iHONOLULU OFFICERS New Charge ordered iTp
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:
Several Matters of More Or Lets
Importance Scheduled For
a wiiiyes W IIIVVIIIIU
" -f v wni ii ui mu- .
fervtsqni, for the paving of AlapaH
trees h between King1 and Greesv
8t reels. jTiik, street will have a o'n-1
eretetha MA sqnegee top in th) I
aVetIdU4werViti not too MiJyj;'TK1
iumin roil oi ima project will b
42,02o.O!i, 0f which tlie eityVsKare
wiU be 25,412.8;t. The city It pa-y-Ing
the heaviest portion of thin assess
ment, owing.to th fact that Ih4 pump
ing station properjty and . in Vermel
srAool bsye, large, froatagMOUriUbia
arrant ph'0" "but on this. iaiprow
msaUATfiibliasltane Society also has
a, large frontage on this atreat and.
as thia organization ia hill to fya free
from taxation by the board of super
viaora ,tbe city will alio have to pay
for ita frontage assessment.
An appropriation providing for the
payment of city employee who have co
lored the military service of the Unit
ed States will alio t0 brought up at
tonight 'a meeting. Bond Salesman
Dan Mooney will lie prpaent at tilt
meeting with a view toward getting
these recipienti of the city 'a bounty
to devote the money to the purchase
of Liberty Bonds. Harry T. MfU
deputy city clerk, has prepared a Mat
of these city and county employes, Oye
amoants due each1 and the various pouts
at which, they are stationed.
' It is predicted that the city fathers
will Mostly decide upon the appoint
ment of a city physician to fill toe of
fiae maile vacant by the resignation of
Dr. James T. Wayaon, who is now ter
ritorial sanitary Oflicer. The. probable 1
action of the bonrd will be to amalga
mate the office of the city physician
with that ,of the emergency hospital
physician and to appoint Dr. JB. si.'
Ayer aa the bead of Jioth institutional
In a minority , report, submitted by
Huper-visor Ahia several weeks ago, he'
favored this scheme on the grounds of.
eeonomy.
A mix-up over tenders for supplying
the city waterworks with pipe and
flttinga will be straightened Opt to
night and a wrangle over the exten
sion of time to be givpn the contractors
on the Kauluwela school is also expect
ed to be settled.
W. S. 1.
PAPAALOA LANDS
Four Hundred and Sixty-five Ap
plicants For Seventy-six1 '
Homestead tWsjJ j j ;
Kalchua Aleka is to have thtf -nght
to make the (irt nclection of a hdiuet
stead tract in the I'apaaloa cane lnda
as the result of the drawings. for -Huenfe
of selections in the, land com
missioner's office veHtcr.lay morning. .
The lots are to be selected at the
court Iiouhc in Hilo at ten o'clock (Octo
ber 10, at which time proofs of citixon.
ship anil other qualifications will fcavf
to be supplied.
There are seventy seven lots in the
tract which is to be hoineHteadod tori
which there are 465 applicants. All of
this homestead tract is under cane cul
tivation and is subdivided into lots of
ten and oighteen acres. The lota were
appraised at fifty dollars per acre.
Below is given the names in the or
ler drawu of the first hundred appli
cants for the I'apaaloa lands:
I Hatch u Alrka
t Mm. Kllsahrth Ah I-rona Apao
X Mralaha Hohat-k
4 John l'ololo
5 lti a 1 km Manal
a Mllrka Prrrttra
7 Irrnc kana
8 Lut Kanaka,
Mm. .Naanj Mtnitlva Wraael
10 Jo.cph Kaalia Jr.
11 Mllcka Raahl
IS Mrs. Kllaa. Halrakala Hnrfc
IS Hanin aVukraa
14 Paul MakalnaJ
IA (irarae K. Alona
! Rfcth-rlna Hrkaltlo
1 7 Jack Kahana
15 Alrxamlrlna Kllra
! John Pachcca Alcftantlcr
so ManuH Mclla Fanlaa
X Jella lloisfi
tlrrirr H. Mahpc
ta Mrs. Kealthaiauole J. Vaone
S Hcira Natlrr Parker
to laaa Vaniaaa
IS .Inltaa Jaralla
47 t'aak Leaaa Puna
IS Krklnl Maahl Maa
t ltraainn Torrca
50 tllaacl Uonaalvca
51 Hannah Kahatllhala
Haaata Hawiharm
SH l.olil.a Kakaa
SI A. Slaluar
Makuahlna Kekahlko
14-Kua rtylvmtcr
XT Antanlo Mylrvntcr
as Mm. Knialla Haurnvla
Kraluha Kaaanaano
4tt Ilka Aklaka
41 Kkrkela Rarlpmakala I.IUII
44 Jaha l.ucns
4 Holoinan K. IlrkrkB
44 ManuH MrtiWras Throdsrc
44 Jo It. Kamahlal
4-lp4in Asaja
47 Kattu-r Haibu Johnaa
45 Nakaa Knhaunarle
40 Paul KioroS
Oa Amoc Alcana
SI U attic Mallrhua
Bl Peter Naone
SS Halcl Moure
44 KaiMiaokahlhlna (w)
04 Manule '. Kanlrs
Ml Haninrl knwalara
87 Mlklrlr Mithl
ss Kaa kalika
611 Arlhar kahenanul
a warn kaltk '
SI Mr. Julia tiraka Iovlc i
t Vlalrt d Coat
S.t nimltrl HwOauk-lirnko
4-Jaaih Mtliaur Prrraunlrom
S.V Voai-k-hl Tapnura
-!,. W. JUaa
1 lavld Plllwile ' '
Julia. K. Nakooka
05 Jainca kaanaana
TO krokl Kalama
71 Kjlra Hall
7X Okoyo Nhlmotsurlil
7it Kllchl takrniolu
74 Irhlsn Kltasaara
74 Marara krla
74 kclo Vattiasala
17 Hark 7 I'aakuilla
78 P. Mohkowky
IV Krauk J.iin
so V4 II I lam K. KlImoiKla
SI Holomon Konla
Si lavll Nakalo
. SS II. II. Raniau
81 4 111 la k ahrlc
85 Manuel Mnnli Jr.
S Maka kalllmal
S7 Pvllpe Moralra
SS l:ta kahauoloiiua
llaka kobaBkhl
J 4i 'As L "
Food Administrator Gets ''Cheer-
j m Leltert-Befef Price Here
Apparently tow
There will b no material shortage
or Japanese rle In these Island was
the burden of a letter received by Food
Cemmfsnioner ChUt) yesterday from K.
YKmamoto, president of the Japanese
ehamber of commerce, whn la !, i
Tokohama on "ails.0n ;0 get the Jap
naav -aiTirrBmeni -to un in embargo
on rice neeiled for the Japanese poiu
latiqn of thTa Terrltorv.
Tha letter, which Mr Child received
from, Mr., YaromotD,tVonflrina a cable
laent to Mr.. Child recently on this sub
Jecl.- In his letter, Mr. XamaOioto
aaid that the. ric riots in Japaa were
far more seriqua than they were re
ported in the ,news ail vices received
nee. The government has the situa
tlop Well in hand, liowever, and sum
mvy action was taken with all pro
flteers In that country. In many cases
severe sentences, carrying penal servi
tude for long terms, were meted out
to these men who tried to take advant
age of the war situation.
Soon after th first part of this
month, 600 tons of Japanese rice will
arrive, here on a . California bound
ateanipr. Another shipment of a simi
lar amount will follow this about ten
days, later. Mn Yamamoto said that
ax movement is now on foot in Yoko
hm to arrange .for a specially char
tered steamer to bring a la rue quan
tity of Japanese rice and foodwtuffs
to, Hawaii and the States.
DlstrlbuU Tro SjiU
This rice WttJ lie dlstrilmted uro rntn
among; the Japanese merchant" of the
Territory. The apportionments will be
based upon -the amount of former i in
partations of such merchants. Mr. Ya
mainoto further snid that he had great
hopes that the ring of freight profit
era' Who have bnoeied- the prices of
"oyetrsef freight to. unheard of figures,
wonM soon be broken up. The Jap
anese government baa been making a'
searching, inqOiyy' Fnt6, existing freight
cOttilHlons in iapan with a view to
btltigiag freight' rates down to some
where within eaa0naMe rate agnin.
"This is the, moat cheerful and re
assuring new, regarding the rice 4itun
tloa we hive, heard for some time,"
.said Mr. Child, and it tnfaos.that
poaaibilit of rice shortage here
ui a thing: Of, tie past. I -have hopes
f,dr ,k natFril -lowering in rice prices
baXor velry long.'.'; . .
Fortunate in Baf
I Ta,opl igoutuissioner also received
a bulletin frorjl the national food com
mission, hfch shows that, In tie mat
ter of,, ro,t,v Hawaii -is; faring much
better than her taeiglihors on the main
land. According, to the bulletin, hogs
on foot In the State, during Julv,
1911, sold for '5.9,2 per hnndri.1
weight. On the corresponding date ia
il98r)iQa, aoH for SlA.5H. Beef sold
bn1 tVe,,hofcf:ilrtr- M-M per .hundred
pounds, 6r .0l2 a pound in 1911 and
la. now soiling in the States for ten
cents ' ft' poiinij, an Increaae of more
.than 200 percent"' Dfbased carcasses
rv Mtlnff , i V th. 3ttei at twenty
three fcnij one half cents a pound while
Hawaiian dressed beef Is selling at
fifteen cents a pound,' eight and one
half, cents, a, pound, cheaper than it is
on the mainland- , .
'.Iff Aprjj; of thia year, a conference
was held, between the principal ranc.h
ers i of Itawnii a(fr the foo.1 admiijis
tnation of this Territory and 'the graz
Vera voluntarily n(fret tj lower their
p ices, from sjrleeu. cents to fifteen
cnts a poand at which it now stands.
. ;'The cattle' raisers of Hawaii have
cerUinly dope thpir share toward help
ing' America win the war," said Mr.
Child. , . ,
W. a. a.
IMfPStSEilNG OF HARBOR
Plane of Central European Group
'Pto'fake (More definite and
J i Concrete Form
WASIlINhTON, September 2- (Ofli-clal)--Leaders
of the Cxoeh n-Mlovaks,
J"ogtjafS,,Bnd Poles who have been
holdiag a aeries of conferences here
bkfl Ted, upon n rogrnm which
expresses thf Binis of the oppressed
people. (f AusfTiii iinngnry nnd which
hRSjbecn lajd before I'resident Wil-
Creation of n new central body of
the,ContrJ European 'groups which' will
pTfStest, ,tfie interests of all of them
is. precast by the lead ers.
.Among , .those who participated in
the. Meetings were l'rof. T. (!. Mnsn
tffk, n'resident of the f'xerho Mlvok na
tlfma Council which hns been recog
nised by , the 1'nited States and the
Eflteate powers as the supreme bodv
of.tbB Cxecho Slovaks, Ignnce J. fade
rawskl ff. the I'oTisli nstionnl I'OIIIICll,
ftnmon; Dmowski, president of the fo
lish rihtiiMt rouiicil at l'nris, Dr. Hin
hq.VWnh'pyttch of the Jugoslavs nn
tJona, Council n well ns other repre
sentatiy'ps , of the three groups.
(, president W'ilson has been given the
aasvrancf of these leaders that tho
Oppressed nationalities have agreed to j
upnPfia f,ne American i'resident and the
Anerioan, people in winning the war.
n, .Tabor, , Nobrnska, Americnn citi
fceni in . afl effort to help the Czecho
HIoysK.Tornes in Siberia, held a benefit
tOi, raise funds at which a Crccho Hlo
vak 'fiOg waa sold for more than a
thousand dollars, which will go to the
CMfshd-lStoviftka,
, J . Jugoslav society at liutte held a
meejlirg tp.eelcbrnte the rterbinn vic
tibrj j and , the resulting enthusiasm
qrpunt, the .Volunteering of seventy
'one wEo will soon leave for tlie Kiiro
ptan front to join the Serbian Army.
w. s. s.
uuesuop is i nought of Sufficient
Importance For Considera
tion of Alt Members
TV- chamber of commerce hns been
cnlled in special session for tomorrow
afternoon at two o'clock to consider
the resolutions 1-oiireriiing importation
of ("liner labor into the Islands to
supply present ami future dc flciencies
in unskilled ItfVor.
The question is regarded as nf vitnl
importance to the Islands, sufficient to
cyMtte the entire membership to pass
upon the proposition ialher than n n
rniftee.
The resolution,' ns offered at a chain
ber session , last week, w ill undergo
considerable chants mid will be m
plifled o that it may take the nature
iY a ,ar tirnr measure in order to give
the fs'ands an opportunity to mnirrtnin
a high production of its standnrd sta
ples, suijnr uincanples. and rice.
Keference was made nt the meeting!
n week ai;o to the fart that the act
bi'fore Congress does not go far enough
from the national food conservation I
standpoint, but merely recites the need I
of Tnborcrrs, pniticunrly Chinese, to I
cultivate lice.
W. 8. s.
TRANSPORT CORPS
DREADNAUQHT WILL
BE SOLD, i JUNK
BETTER POSITIONS
(Concluded from Page 1)
suited in the capture i f enemy posi
tions close to the Konsxoy Honav road.
Further south positions mi the ridc
which runs northwest from the town
of Venohuil were taken.
The Berlin official despatch snid that
east of Kpehy and to the southwest of
Canibra: British forces obtained u
foothold in (he fleriuan lines.
. . w. a. s.
L
FOR ISLANDS' FILLED
Hawaii has gone over the top with
the "Harry I.nuder Fund," by meet
itig a 500U allotment for the Islands,
contributed nlniost exclusively by
residents,
John Ouild announced yesterday that
efforts were made to complete the fund
before the Fourth Liberty Bond cam
psign was inaugurated, and the fund
waa all Intact in the vaults of Bishop
k Company on Friday. The banking
company is now preparing to forward
one thusutid pounds Sterling to Lon
don to he placed to fiie credit of the
"Harry Lauder J'uiid," as n part of
the million pounds Which the Scotch
comedian is raising from every part
of the Allied world.
The fund is to be used to rehabilitate
. minded .Scotch soldiers and sailors
to take their place in the world utter
the war to miLke their living.
W. 8. S.
Hope of Salvaging-Big Japanese
Warship Given Up i
TOKIo'rYep'temtier 2.1 (Ispecinl to
Nippu Jiji) The Japanese battleship
Knwac.hi, which was blown up in the
Tokuyuma Bay,, was this morning
given up and sttricken from the naval
list, au official announcement to this
effect bid ni. .made by Admiral T. Kato,
minister of navy.
The Kawnchi 's explosion oecured in
the afternoon of July 1J ii( the Toku
ya inn Bny, sending the yreat Drend
nuught down to the bottom in four
minntosji More than tillO members of
the crewr iriclmling many officers, were
either killed directly in the explosion
or drowned.
soon after the necident to the Kawa
chi, two committees, one to make in
vesication us to the cause of the ex
plosion nnd another to investigate the
extent of the damage with view of
nilvaeing the wreckage were named
bv the admiralty. The former coin
mittee is headed by Vice Admiral M.
Tsuchiya and ftho . latter , by Vice-ud-inirul
B:T:7miaguchi.
Aftor n careful investigation by
then Btiertal TomTriittees. it was found
that salvage of the wrecked Kawnchi i
would cost a much larger than was at
firi-t anticipated. As thu ship cannot
be reioinmissioned into active dutie
i if she be salvaged, owing to the
heavy diuniej' inflicted by the cxplo
sion, the admiralty has decl.led to drop
h. r off to the salvnHUiK companies for
junk.
Ct.pfain Y. Masaki, comma mler of
the ill fated Kawartti, who has been
staying in Tokuyama since the disns
ti'r to the great battleship, is now suf
fering from typhoid fever and his con
'lition is reported ns very serious. He
as yesterday removed to the naval
hospital at Kure, a naval base.
w. s. a.
Poetmaster D. H. Macadam has is
sued request to all persons wbq write
U- persons in the ,ruilitajy sexylce, to
use greater care in the envelope ad
dresses, on the ground that .c.onalder
able mail, addressed to military organ
xiutions on, Oshu is being delayed in
delivery because of not being ad
(tressed specifically to the military unit
to Whlfih. tjie , addressee belongs.
,"10. order. tjj insure prompt deliv
ery,' say8-t(ie jioslwaater, "mail of all
oUssiss luldresaeil.ta tnoiubers of mili
tary organizatifins ii lwa4i and with
in the United 6(tiUoS, rn,ust contain in
tho address the. name of the addressee,
the company or , dctschmeut in w hich
he serves, . aud haregime'nt. ' '
QN PpATT BOARD
Judge Antonio Perry, a member of
Latai Draft Board No. 1, of Honolulu,
who has applied for. service overseas
with the Y. M. C. 17 has uot resigned
from the draft board.
'When be deoULcd to apply for this
service arid sent bis application to New
York, a cablegram was also sent to
the provost marshal general at Wash
ingtou by Cpt. n. flooding Field, se
lective draft officer here, referring to
the recent ruling of the geueral that
draft board members will not be allow
ed to resign, to ascertain whether in
the event of the Y. C. A. accepting
Judge Ferry, the President would per
mit him to resign.
The cablegram also showed that
Judge Ferry was applying to enter an
other branch of war service, aud that
another man, in the person of Judge
W. i. Kobinson, was available to till
the bourd vacahey. '
NEW QUESTIONNAIRE
REACHES HONOLULU'
ft Alan BUIsdrll
1 H Idea I lieaaal
4 Km laala ''
ahlarna Nakamnra
4 ShUakS Wily
tale Thomas
Sft Louisa H. t'arlor
87 Lottie Jahaaun
OS J.ury Kaniaka
H Mrs. Knrah Kanae
1VO UaM h,rlliilo.
MAP IS DELAYED
The greater Honolulu harbor map
ami report aduptcil by the chamber of
commerce Wednesday of lust week hn
not yet been forwarded to Washing
ton, owing to delay in securing u phn
tograpll of the map and the eonipila
tion of all the data.
OrderB were issued yesterday to have
the map photographed, ami as soon us
an enlargement is made, the complete
data will be sent on to J. H. Hosseter,
director of operations of the Lmergeii
cy Fleet Corporation.
STAlF POlXND
SUNK BY TYPHOON
The fsier of I'oland, one of the big
sailing vessels of the Alaska Backers
fleet which was in the Hawaiian sei
vice last year, was another victim of
tho typhoon which is believed to have
hunk the Monnngaheln, according to
news reaching Honolulu.
The Stur of l'olnnd was blown upon
the coast of Jnpnn, but whether or not
all the crew and oftiecers escaped has
not been definitely established. At
the time she was loaded with 700 tons
of sugar from the San Carlos Milling
Compuny, operating in the 1'hilippincs,
but which is coat I oiled by Hawaiian
capital.
The sugar cargo is reperted to be a
total loss. The Siar of Poland was
bound from Manila to Sun Francisco
and the typhoon is reported to hae
caught her north of Guam All her
masts were curried away, but she fin
ally drifted to the coast of Japan.
W. 8. 8.
W ASIIlNliTON, September L"l illf
flciall American lied Cniss evpendi
tares in France fur wtuli done anion'
the civilian population, for supply and
t rausporta t ion, I'm the women's hos
pitals aud for other bureaus, cllcr)u,
a period to .laiMiot I next will total
more than if 70, 01 10 1 101 1.
For the care nf children in Fiance,
up to Julv 1, last, there has been ex
ponded l,M'.yi00,
First Consignment Only About a
Tenth of Those Required;
Registry Date Unknown
Six thousand second edition ipiest
iiieains fur use by the eighteen to
f"ity enrold I egist rants, were re
ji-rtei day by Capt. It. (moiling
rl'l e
Field
ruit ottii er, but this
consignment is a tenth of the number
of t-upics which will be uctuully re
) 1 1 1 it'll.
'nptain Field liuuics on there being
T. .( m i icgi.sti.-n.tn, whiri Sheriff W, II.
Km c, of Katun, cluiii iilnii of the Kauai
local dral't board, estimates the reis
t rants will number close to GO, 000.
" huteicr the'total of rtgistrauts
may be," said Captain Field, "only
one tenth will be Cluss I men, in my
oplllioil. ' '
No information had In'en rcriewd
from Wshington up to yesterday after
noun us lo the dute for the registration
of men here under the "Man Poner
Act." ('upturn Field still believes the
date would In' late in October.
Young Registrants
Chairman C H. Cuoke of !.oial
Draft lluui'l Nu I, Honolulu, aiiiiouii
ced vcMorilny that medical cxuniinn
tions would be begun on Thursday of)
registrants who became twenty one
.uis of ug.' Mnee July 1 !l 1 7, and were
tegiHteictl on July .'II, l'.HS. I
Within a short time after this ex
:i in i ii it t ion the boaid will review the
ifiiestioiinaires and medicul returns and
ma K e c las .i ficnt inns.
The sliuie pioceduie will In' earied
out b all boards in the Islands. The
lesults uill ,e given to the selective
draft otliii-i, and each board's ipiotu
will be determined for the induct
of Class I men into service, to supplv
I' li. leiices in the Firs'l and Second
Hawaiian Kegiments at Fori Shiiftir
and Scholielil llaiiacks.
The local udvisoiy boards in all dis
1 1 lets tut' holding sessons and giving
advice to i egist rants. On the outer
Inlands, so Captain l-'ield has liven in
tormed. in raiigeiuents are being pel
lilted bv the legal udvisoiy boards to
list us volunteers, it I members of the
Ivg-il priil'ession. fur service during the
eoiniHg icyistmtiou.
Captains W. F. Dillingham and B.
Cartwright Transferred To
New Army Organization m
Captain Walter F. Iiillinghnm and
Ciiptiiin Bruce I'urlwrighi Jr., both
Honolulu residents recently sent to the
inn i l:i ml as members of the iprnrter
master corps, have ngain been trans
feried, this time to the newly created
Motor Trnnsport Corps, of which n
brunch is authorized for the forces on
Oiihu. Both the officers are in Wash
i ugl on.
The new war department brnmh of
the opernting sistion of the iiriny is
considered an important advance in ad
ministration and handling of tnnspor
tat ion. The war department hns made
a sweeping change in preparation for
a more rapid movement of troops aud
supplies of the American Kxpeditionary
Forces, and solved this by cresting the
Motor Transport Corps. This organi
zation takes over the complete coa
trol nf all motor vehicles of the army,
frmn bicycles to motor trucks.
This service, which has heretofore
been a part of the uurtermastcr de
partmint, has grown to such propor
tions that it hns been found necessary
to estiildish it as a separate corjia, and
its further rapid expansion is planned.
Adopted by British and French
The French and British armies long
ago adopted the plan of putting their
entire motor eipiipment under a single
head, and experience in handling our
forces in France has demonstrated the
necessity of similar action on the part
of the I'nited States. All equipment
nnd personnel in the various corps,
with the exception of tanks and cater
pillar tractors, is transferred to the
new corps, which is being organized
by Col. Charles B. Drake, a graduate
of West Point, class of '!l(l ,nnd au
officer experienced in motor transport
work. Kventnnlly his command will
consist of approximately 5000 officers
ami 00,00(1 men.
Among the many advantages sought
by the creation of the Motor Trans
port Corps is the more perfect stand
ardization of eipiipment,- resulting in
greater efficiency ami economy of oper
ation and permitting a more fluent in
terehange of drivers and parts. The
problems of supplying parts and mnk
ing repairs will be greatly simplified.
Present Service in France
The present motor establishment in
France includes many repair stations,
some of them operated by ffom .r)00 to
l.'iOO mechanics nnd other skilled men
each, but the program of the Motor
Transport Corps provides for greatly
increased facilities along these lines.
Repair work is carried on in garages,
parks, depots, Snd reconstruction shops.
A service park is a mobile garage
which can be ' moved rnpidly to any
point where it is needed. An over
haul park is a large statiou where
heavy repairs can be made, and a re
const nu tion park is equipped to com
pletely rebuild, broken dow n or shell
shattered machines. Under the new
nrgauiation the work pf salvaging
damaged machines, already highly de
veloped, is to be given increased at
trillion. All this work is necessarily
in the hands of skilled men, Bud the
personnel must be greatly increased to
provide the trans-port service that will
be needed next yenr.
Truck Most Important Vehicle
While the Motor Transport Corps
handles many kinds of motor propelled
vehicles, this, army truck is the most
important, and the demand for men es
pecially qualified to drive and handle
the trucks is great. Men qualified for
this work by their experiences in civil
life have offered themselves in num
bers, but it has been found necessary
to establish several motor transport
schools in udditiou to the one lit .lack
sonville, Florida. In these schools can
didates will learn, under competent in
structors, the intricate mechanism of
gas engines, so that tbey will be qual
ified to keep their trucks running un
der the trving conditions existing along
the front lines, where their principal
work will be done.
Men sent to these camps will be
carefully chosen, ns the work requires
initiative and ability. Among those
who have alieady enrolled are many
who occupied positions of responsibility
in civ il life. At .Incksouv illc now "Tire
bankers, high salaried executives, en
gineers, and men of many professions
who have been attracted to the corps
by its opportunities for active service,
overseas after a comparatively short
course of training. With the increas
ing use of motor transport in moving
troops from point to point on the bat
tie line, the life of the motor driver
is becoming progressively more ad veil
turoiis and exciting.
Vital in Each Big Battle
Motor trucks nre taking a more vi
tal part in each, successive big battle.
In the recent eounteroffensiv e of the
French uud Americans ut Chateau
Thierry motor trucks carried several
regiments of troops to critical points
in the line ami supplied them with
heavy and light guns, ammunition,
horses, mules, and even wagons for sup
plv train use over terrain that was
not feasible for motor vehicles.
Motor trucks made it possible for
the French to concentrate- troops, mil
in ii n 1 1 ion . and supplies sufficient to stop
the Hermans at Verdun. When Herman
aviators destroyed the railroad faeili
ties, Heneriil .loffree called motor trucks
into service to replace the wrecked
trains, which they did with entire sue
cess. In attacking along the Marno
recently the American units were sup
ported bv machine guns mounted on
trucks and even passenger cars, which
swept the enemy lines with a storm of
tire. Trucks were also used extensive
Iv to bring up reserves fo points of
the line wheie they were badly need
ed Much of the work of the corps
must be done at night, and it is well
known that much used roads near the
float aie regularly searched bv the
enemy artillery, so that the Motor
Tiausporl Service, while technically
nonconibatunt, in really quite as active
and diuigcious us niuny lighting brunch
Vi.
Wutual Company Learns of R re
quirement Through Magazine;
Postmaster MacAdam Con
firms It
Officers of the Mutual Telephone
Company were exceedingly surprised
yesterday when they read in the mag
azine ' ' Telephony ", for -September, that
I'ostinsster (ieneral A. H. Burlesim, who
is now in supreme charge of ths tele
graph and telephone systems through
out the country, has issued orders for
n new scale of charges dated August
-X. and put into force everywhere else
on Heptemher 1, by which all new
customers of a company having phones
installed would have to pay the fol
lowing scale:
"Where the rate is f2 a month, or
less,
"Where the rate is more than 2
but not exceeding -t n month, 0.
"Where the rate is more than $4 a
mouth, l."i. "
Manager F. (1. Hummel immediately
started an investigation, as he had I
received no official, or iiy other kind
of a notice, about charging these extra
rates fot installing new phones, and
many have been installed here since
the first of the month and no charges
made. When Mr. Hummel called upon
Postmaster H. T. MacAdam the latter
admitted that he had received these
orders from Washington sometime ago
and was on tho point of calling the
attention of Mr. Hummel to them.' i
Charges Explained
In connection with these new rates
comes an explanation for the charges
as recorded, in which it Is stated that
"owing to the necessity' for conserv
ing labor and material and to eliminate
a cost which is now borne by the per- '
manent user of the telephone, a 'read-!
iness to serve' or installation charge
will be made on and after September (
1, 1918, for all new installations; also
a charge for all changes in location
of telephones."
One of the questions which puzzled
the officers of the Mutual Telephone
Company was whether or not under the
new rules the federal authorities al
together superceded the jurisdiction of
the public utilities commission. Ac
companied by W. 8. P. Hawk, of the
contract department of the company,
Manager Hummel held a conference
with W. T. Garden, chairman of the
commission.
Mr. Carden advised the management
that the federal government was now
in full eharge of the telephone system
and that all orders as to rates and
rules issued from Washington should
be followed. The only connection here
after between the commission a I the
company, it was stated, will be by the
company keeping the commission In
formed as to its activities and filing
the usual reports.
One particular point elucidated by
Mr. Carden was in regard to charging
one of the new rates for a customer
who takes over a phone in a building
vacated by a former customer, and in
which no new phone is installed. It
was stated that in this case the extra
charge is not to be made, as no extra
work is done, other than a change of
name and number.
Hummel Is Puisled
This relieved Manager Hummel from
one puzzle, hot there is another which
is troubling him; namely, that before
finding out about this order about fifty'
telephones have been installed since
September 1, and for each of these
phones from 5 to $10 is due, under
the government ruling, in advance,
but this charge has not been collected,
and what is bothering Manager Hum
mel now is the collection of this money
by the government, which the com
pany may have to pay.
Manager Hummel in un official state
ment last ev'euing in regard to the
policy to be followed by the Mutual
Telephone Company hereafter, said:
"There is only oiie thing which can
be done bv tbe management of the
Mutual Telephone Company, and thut
is to comply absolutely w'ith the orders
issued from the post office, department,
not only as to charges for installa
tions, but for any rates which mat be
made later. This rule compelling the
company to charge for all installations
since September 1, may be retroactive;
but we do uot propose to collect these
new charges from our customers for
the fifty telephones installed since tho
first of the month, or from those who.
have made deposits on contracts up
to dates.
Forestalls Raise
"We believe that this extra churge
for installations has been promulgated
for the purpose of forestalling a de
mand upon the part of the mainland
companies for a considerable raise In
rates. By tho paying of these instal
lation charges a large part of the ex
pense for material aud labor is placed
directly upon the, 'tiencflciarv of the
newly Installed phone, instead of being"
divided pro rota among the permanent
customers of the. company, without any
special charge against the new sub
scriber. "Due to the tremendous increase in
the price of material recently, which
is shown by the extra price of 7511,009
feet of telephone wire this company
has just ordered, as well as the higher
price of labor of nil kinds, this com
pany hns also been considering a de
mand for an advance in rates from
the public utilities commission, but it
is probable that the new installation
charges may defer this proposed in
crease,, unless conditions coutiiiue to
force prices of niuteria and labor up
ward.
"Hereafter all eustomrrs who secure
'phone contracts with this system will
be compelled to pay iii advance, lie
cording to the government schedule,
making the payment upon the signing
of the cunt ract . ' '
w. S. S.
. .ie sixth annual meeting of the Ha
waiian (tu'inists' Association has been
postponed until October 2 .'10. The reg
ular annual meet i iig whs to' have been,
held oil October 14, but owing to the
ubseuce of a uuiuber of the members
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