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Selecting the Engineer
If anvnnc M( that th- city onpncer for Ho
nolulu should l w-lfH tc-d on tbo basis of ki poll
.... i i u iinit to ketn his
Ileal iaiiD. lie ax uae iu- i
month shut.
The universal sentiment of the city is that tne
million dollar road huildin- jot. shall t under the
direction of an engineer who is as nearly to being a
million dollar man 'as Honolulu can supply.
rrorv ,-nnnideration of any period would point
to such a conclusion, but the pointed demands of
war conditions drive home the absolute necessity
tor conserving dollar values and the prevention of
Waste through engineering incompetence or poli
tical jobbery.
The nation calls upon the individual to help sup
port the army in the field through efficiency and
economy rn the home. This rail becomes a direc
: tion and command for every person who is engaged
In any line of public work from the manager to the
-v If there are any men anxious to have the city of
: Honolulu managed by cheap political incompetents,
r who would put politics first am. public welfare
i i i : V. nnA Ko Vino n H for iYP
Beconu. lex ii i in "ine i"nu nui in-
weaklinc or the slacker that he is. Let him bear
the bitter condemnation that must naturally fail to
tie lot under the message of th3 president to hi
fellow citizens.
"In it no man can win honor who thinks of him-
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I he umrorm ana me uance
; To people anxious to do full justice, the incident
of the United States sailor requested to leave the
dance floor of the Young Hotel is one of the most
An American community instinctively and imme
diately rises to resent the implied insult involved
in the request made of any man in uniform who
is behaving himself, to leave any social assembly
that is open to the public. This rises to something
approaching rage when the man is acting as the
escort of a refined woman.
Sentiment and sympathy are entirely with the
toldier and the sailor, and it is right that it should
be to.
Then steps in the discipline of rank governing
the relation of the officer, the petty officer and the
enlisted man. It grates harshly on the nerves of
the average civilian and is tolerated only as a mat-
- - t -
ter of discipline. "
The incident now in the public mind gives rise to
the (suggestion that if there has to be any rule of
rank enforced in public assemblies cf any character,
the officers be asked to handle the matter.
That Hospital Road
Even in bitter war the men at the front find time
to care for the wounded and the distressed.
In the heat of a battle, the human man has the
heart and thoughtlessness of self to turn to the as
sistance of a stricken friend, eveu an enemy.
For months, and almost years, the Punchbowl
street approach to the Queen's hospital has been a
veritable rocky road to Dublin. To what extent it
has added needlessly to suffering, would be hard to
estimate. Indeed there should be no necessity for
summarizing the statistics of aches and pains in or
der to arouse the community to a proper sense of
In the meantime, while the town is talking about
it, every patient who goes to or from the Queen's
hospital has to bump the bumps of community indifference.
'Tire Appeals to American Patriotism" is the
title of a very interesting and instructive booklet
issued from the publishing bureau of the Hong
wanji Mission, under the direction of Bishop Y.
The Inspiration for this book, the bishop says,
was furnished by the activities of the citizenship
educational committee with which the Hongwanji
Mission has always been in active cooperation.
In his letter sent with the book the bishop bljb:
"To impress firmly upon the hearts of the Japanese
youth of, this .territory what the true American
Fpirit Is, is one of the final aims of the work carried
out by our Hongwanji Mission here. Believing that
tome of the'mOBt prominsnt historical papers of the
United States would bring the "est answer to this
effect, we decided to publish this little book under
the title of "Five Appeals to American Patriotism."
The first article as might be expected is the De
claration of Independence; next the Farewell Ad
dress of George Washington; then the famous mes
sage of James Monroe, which established the his
toric Monroe Doctrine; President Lir coin's Gettys
burg Address, and finally the War Message of Pre
sident Woodrow Wilson. The a endli carries the
constitution of the United States, and the final
touch is given by the international song written by
Philip Henry Dodge, and adapted to the tune,
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean."
The preface written by the Bishop suggesti to
his Japanese friends that they memorize these doc
uments a- they do the patriotic utterances of Japan.
'-These must be put into memory," says the bishop,
just as the five vows of the late emperor of Japan,
his edict on education and his proclai vtion of 1908
are memorized by almost every Japanese. They are
the right Jid long wanted scripture of American
spirit, and I hope they will be adopted as such in
the education for American citizenship."
The articles of the book are printed in English
as well as Japanese, and certainly American par
ents will do well to follow the advice of Bishop
Imamnra in, urging that these famous utterances
be tnemoriied by all American children.
Another American invention has been seized
upon abroad and turned to war use. according to a
story going the rounds of the mainland press. The
Philadelphia Ledger's version of it is a follows:
It has been established by the sinking of the Iirit
ish steamship Gena, hich waa torpedoed bv a Ger
man aeroplane, that Germany has appropriated the
iaea or ifcear-Admiral Bradley A. Fiske's torpedo
carrying aeroplane and thus put into practica
operation another weapon of war invented by an
American but neglected in this country, according
to a statement by the Aero Club of America.
Since it was announced by the British admiralty
that the Gena had been sunk bv a tornedo dischanr
ed from an aeroplane, officials of the Aero Club of
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America have sought information in Eneland about
the type of flying machine used by the Germans for
this exploit. The British magazine Flying, which
arrived Jday, brought pictures of a German torpedo-carrying
seaplane which showed that the mech
anism ror discharging the torpedo was virtually
identical with that patented by Rear-Admiral
Tests of the Fiske torpedo-plane are now being
made at private expense, but with the approval of
tne navy department. Rear-Admiral Fiske patented
his invention in July, 1912, two years before the
war started, and all experiments with it which have
been conducted since that time have been at private
Henry Woodhouse, a director of the Aero Club of
A . . .
America, said that a special torpedo, wh.ch meets
the conditions of lightness and efficiency needed for
aerial service, had been developed by Frank M.
Leavitt, a torpedo expert of the E. W. Blis Com
pany, and would be discharged from one of the sea
planes at a target in a test which is to be held se
cretly this week.
The British, it was said, as well as tae Germans,
have been developing Admiral Fiske's invention.
Senator Sherman is not consumed with heart de
votion toward the Germans, though he has been de
cidedly shifty at times. In the Jevelopment of one
of his ideas he gave a description of Prussianism
that is enlightening: "We may criticize the Ger
man. I dislike his government. I dislike his kaiser.
I dislike the governing heads about him who give
him advice. They are brutal; they are conscience
less; they are cruel ; they have no God but war; they
have no standard but success ; they have no method
of warfare but unrestrained murder, stopping at no
limitation "with men, women, children, the sanctity
cf the household, or infancy in the cradle. That is
their government. That is the embodied form of
Prussianism. It is a barbaric relic of the dark ages,
and Germany's government is Prussian government.
It is not a government of the mild and gentle nature
of the Bavarian, of the Saxon, of the Westphalian.
It is not a government of any of the races or pro
vinces of Germany who before this war began, and
especially in former years, seut of their teeming
population to our republic."
Most everyone will smile at the scheme presented
by a Mr. Henchen of New York for building a tun
nel under the English channel and thus ending the
U-boat menace. Lots of things more foolish than
such a tunnel have come true. The U-boat for instance.
Every business house that has kept on doing busi
ness in the old time aggressive way, has found busi
ness good. The reason for this is the very obvious
fact that establishments whose motto is '-service"
never find themselves among the luxuries of any
Russia has been receiving "the moral and finan
cial support of this nation" ever since the neutral
ity flag dropped here, and if the Root missioners
can define what further in reason mav be lacking it
will no doubt be given.
Dr. Jordan is probably as premature in arrang
ing the terms of peace as, before the trouble started,
he was In arranging that there shou'd be no war.
He" told a select audience in Honolulu that war was
impossible because th3 bankers rou'd not stand
for, it t
Bob La Follette and Boise Penr. voting togeth
er on any question ransesopO w.-ndr wh-; W th
negatit fide crooked or cm"
Next to a LibertT bond, an Investment in Hawaii
tcrprises Is the "safest place for a surplus that
'-s an income.' . !
What man has reason to complain that the auth
orities do not enforce the laws against treasonable
remarks, when the man himself fails to report what
he knows of the enemy activities?
More improbable things might happen than that
the first men of the Japanese race to tight on the
western front should come from among the Amer
ican citizens of Hawaii.
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Dr. Tomizo Katsunuma, Interpreter
of the United States irr.migrar.t sta
tion here, is now r resident of the
Ja;aneee-Arnenr an Citizens' Assoc:a
tion. His election to that office wa
made last night at the meeting held
at T. Murakami store on Hotel street.
Dr. Katsunuma succeeds the late At
torney A. K. Ozawa.
The question of organizing & Japa
nese company for the National Guard
of Hawaii, was not officially taken up
last night, as was expected. But al
most all the members present, num
bering 35, expressed their willingness
to join the colors if called on. It is
expected that at the next meeting the
subject of a militia company will be
taken up.
Dr. Katsunuma. though of mature
age, stands ready to organize a Japa
nese company for the guard, he said
this morning. He believes this to bo
a great honor to the Japanese and is
therefore advocating the immediate
organization of guch a company.
As to the selection of white officers
to command the Japanese company. Dr.
Katsunuma said that the association
did not have time to discuss the mat
ter last night. Personally, he was not
opposed to it. All other members who
were interviewed raised no objection
whatever to being officered by whites
But, at the same time, they think that
at a future time, they should be given
ranks in their own company the same
as the Chinese company, which is of
fleered by Hawaiian-born Chinese.
On the island of Hawaii there are
about 170 members In the Japanese
American Citizens' Association. They,
too, are willing to organize a com
pany, if permitted, said a prominent
Japanese merchant this morning. The
Kauai Japanese have formed such an
association, with a membership of
about 90 The Maul Japanese are now
organizing an association of like nature.
irf Shaffer Note j
(SpeeUl Star-Bulletin Correspondent)
FORT SHAFTER, Aug. 9. The fol
lowing changes have been made in
Companies A, E, G, K and M. In Co.
A, Capt. Lester Baker commanding.
Corp. Jasper L. Harrington has been
promoted to sergeant to fill the va
cancy caused by the discharge of
Sergt. Stephens, and Private First
Class Miles W. Donmoyer was ap
pointed corporal, taking the place of
Corporal Harrington.
In Co. E, Capt. Edward F. Witsell
commanding, Corporals Joe Rite and
Harvey H. Walton have been made
sergeants to fill original vacancies,
Private First Class George H. Sutter
was promoted to corporal, filling the
vacancy caused by promotion of Sergt.
Rite, Private First Class Walter W.
Williams appointed corporal, taking
the place left open by the promotion
of Sergt. Walton, and Private First
Class John F. Jansen, appointed cor
poral to fill an original vacancy.
In Co. G, Capt. Robert H. Peck com
manding, Corp. Roscoe Blevins has
been promoted to sergeant, Private
Harry Brown appointed a corporal,
and Private Andy Sandell appointed a
In Co. K, Capt. Thomas L. Crystal
commanding, Corp. Claude V. Watson
was promoted to sergeant, and Pri
vate First Class Allen King was ap
pointed corporal.
In Co. M, Capt. Henry C. K. Muh
lenberg commanding, Private First
Class Louis Spisak has been made a
William E. Murphy, Q. M. sergeant.
Quartermaster Corps, who received
his commission as captain, quarter
master, Reserve Corps, last week, and
who has been notified to report on
active duty with station at Schofield
Barracks, has been stationed at Fort
Ruger since coming to Hawaii in
April, 1916.
He entered the service in 1900 and
is a graduate of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. His first sta
tion was at Fort Totten, N. Y., where
he remained for some years in the
school for submarine defense, after
which he served at a number of Coast
Artillery posts, being sergeant major
at the Presidio of San Francisco at
the time of his appointment as post
quartermaster sergeant. While on
duty at Fort Ruger, Captain Murphy
has made a host of friends, both in
and out of the service, who are sin
cerely glad of his well earned pro
motion and the fact that he passed
one of the best examinations of a re
serve commission ever held in Hono
lulu. All his friends wish him all the
success that he deserves.
-Have you people any new songs,
patriotic or otherwise? Something
with a catchy refrain so the wounded
lads can easily join in. The last hoe
plul I sang at there were thousands
of Tommies, all more or lest wound
ed, and the way the popular choruses
went was a shame. The soldiers and
sailors like sentimental songs just as
much as patriotic, perhaps more.
From Llewellyn G. Farthing, who
left Honolulu in 1915 to Join the col
ors, was wounded when the transport
upon which he was stationed was tor
pedoed in the Dardenelles, and is now
again well and doing service at Port
Said. Egypt, this plea for music comes
to the people of Honolulu.
Farthing writes that he has been
at an English hospital for six weeks
and for three weeks previous to that
time he was in an Italian hospital. Al
though he has written to many peo
ple here, he says that he has received
answers to only a few of his letters
and judges that the rest were lost in
the ocean or elsewhere.
'We will stick it out to the end.
he writes, "or until I stop another
bunch of Ironwork. I think we have
them where they never expected to
be, and the pressure is increasing
With I'ncle Sam's help, we will have
them absolutely on the run shortly.
six brttTshers SOON
Youne Britishers continue to volun
teer for service with the armies of
their native country for service U
France and a number have been.
passed in the last few days by the ex
aminine Dhvsicians. They will shirt
ly leave for British Columbia- Among
these are Thomas Straithairn, purser
of the S. S. Mauna Kea, a native of
Crieff. Scotland: William Wilson
Wrieht. son of the kamaaina coach
builder of that name, Sydney Albert
Levev. son of the late Lewis J. Levey
former leading auctioneer, a native ot
avdnpv. Australia: William McLean
a native of Kllmun, Scotland: Peter
Torrance, who halls from Roslin, Scot
land, and John P. M. Thomson, a na
tive of Fowlis, Scotland.
Acromnanvine Lionel Hart, who
was recently placed under arrest for
embezzlement. Arthur McDuffie, chief
of detectives, will arrive in Honolulu
on August 15 on the Matsonla. word
to this effect was received last night
by Sheriff Charles H. Rose in a cable
gram from McDuffie.
The party left San Francisco yes
PTTEBLO. Colo. When Mrs. C. H
Seele indulged In a comfortable yawn
as a preliminary to retiring she
found herself unable to close her
mouth. Investigation revealed that
she had dislocated her jaw bone.
Scarcely had a surgeon finished set
ting it when the bones again slipped
out of place. A second operation was
necessary. Now Mrs. Seele's jaw hat
been placed in bandages to keep her
from yawning lor a wnue.
When Uncle Samuel peels his coat
And rolls his sleeves up tight,
You can bet your final aou-markee
There's going to be a fight.
He's very patient, is Uncle Sam,
And peaceful is his notion,
But when he gets his dander up.
Just watch him get in motion.
He's bad some bard knocks in bis
Through quarrels of others picking,
But never lost an inch of soil,
And never got a licking.
The Stars and Stripes his oriflamme,
The eagle for his token,
rrom "Seventy-six" to "Seventeen,"
His record is unbroken.
Ten million men now at his call.
And dollars without number,
Your Uncle Samuel's on the Job
Awakened from his slumber.
He has no selfish aim to gain,
No future domination;
A lasting world-peace is his aim,
An end to devastation.
And when this ruthless war shall end.
With all its tribulations.
He'll be the first to lend a hand
To aid the stricken nations.
Charles L. Tompkins.
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New Jersey was added to the list of
states whose quota for the regular
army has bem filed.
A Kaimuki Home
A comfortable, recently built, two-bedroom home. A
splendid large lot, 73x235 feet, fronting on both Wilhel
mina Rise and Palolo Hill Road.
Price $3000.00, on terms.
If New York only knew the condition of the road
on uth olber side'' surelr sone rirh man would
ot.-rr tm the wcue of Hawaii's Vnds.
Italy gained 100,000 men for her army by lower
ing the height four inches, and these will be harder
to hit than their beanpole comrades
Guardian Trust Co., Ltd.
Tel. 688 Stangenwald Bldg.
Ruts are most dangerous
to every business carried
on in an old town.
Get out of the Ruts or
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Study your field. Get
acquainted with changing
tj Avoid the ruts.
Paid Publicity Will Do It.
The general circulation of the Jnn
Star-Bulletin on August 3 was O f xjCa
B. A. MOTT-SMITH: It certainly
is not an easy Job being a member
of the board of supervisors with 101
reports to investigate and on top of
it ail an ulcerated tooth.
HARRY 8TONE. a graduate of the
University of California, arrived yes-
terdav on the Manoa tn Accent a dosI-
tion as farm manager of Mills school.
He it a brother of Robert Stone who
has been a year bn the Mills faculty.
CHICAGO. Ill- Meat
that sold to the civilian population is
to be sold to American soldiers and
aailors during this jT. It will come
up also to the same iDeclfieationa.
This la said to be the first time in
the nation' hlstorr that it firhtin?
men will be so well fed.
Thirty-five D ackers conferred with
representatives of the armv and
navy and worked oat the plans for
providing the best Quality of food for
Uncle Sam'i men.
gust 9, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Man
uel L. Vasconcellos, of 51fi Magel
lan street, Auwalolimu, a daughter.
NEVES In Honolulu, August 8, 1917,
to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 3. Neves,
of 243F Kuaklni road, a son, Ray
mond Albert.
olulu, August 9, 1917. 8gt. Henry
Hersog, U. S. A., and Miss Anna
Moahlenkamp, Rev. Samuel K. Kam
aiopill, assistant pastor of Kauma
kapili church. Palama, officiating;
witnesses, Mr. and Mrs Arthur P.
RLDDINO In the Deprirtmnt hospi
tal. Fort Shatter, Honolulu, Augnxt
9, 1917, Sherman A. Redding, pri
vate In medical corps, U. S. A., un
married, a native of Michigan. 24
years old. Body will be sent in next
transport to mainland for buriaL
PILA In Honolulu, August 9. 1917,
Benjamin, son of Kanekoa Plla, of
Hustace street, a native of this city,
two months and seven days old.
Comfortable Home
for $2800
Here if an opportunity for some one to buy a good,
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