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Honolulu star-bulletin. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1912-current, October 29, 1917, 2:30 Edition, Image 6

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With apologies to K. C. etc.
Whet hi i imi In man or wouvtn you irill never ilo
antithiiuj i.i tin inn hi without eouivfje. It ij the
"yietittnt ijiniittii of the mind nrjt to honor,
L. .UU'ii.
n'i: him Tin; limit:
a KoTrnn tliiijj and dMK'tatf who
Jaun'M i,
The Warning
On if aain tin ronunamlaiil of 1 h groat armv
li ainin i amp a Aiikti'i an Lake. Washington, has
wavnnl S;ittl that muIcsh iis oinnxTcinli.i'd in
IK rlraiinl out. In will forbid lh thousauils of
; tlier al tin ramp from i:-iting the citv.
In the li'sjatrhfh "iMjotlogpug" is meutioncd as
oik- of tlu kinds of lawlosxiicKH against which
.'.-Major irncral iniii is taking action, the others
leing proistitutiou and gambling. Tlu'W." denpatrlies
may giw :. wrong imjufssitm as to the extent of
illieit liiuoi-hdling. for the truth i there is much
lex ol this than of the other law-breaking. Seattle
is a "dry" town for all practical purjosex, nud what
little bootlegging goes on is done clandestinely and
Usually soon stojjed, an the record of anvftH 1iowh.
Hut Si-attle has Ihvu woefully lax in stopping the
redlight trallir. It was this which lirst Ktirred the
.military authoriticH. The war department aud the
Vubordinalc oflirers have determined that our men
iu this givat war shall be trained under conditions
of physical t leanliness; that there shall be no vice
districts around the camps; that the men shall not
be tempted by the panders and prostitutes which
invariably (lock to the neighborhoods of camps.
Americau Lake, which is a dozen miles or so from
Tacoma. is an ideal neighborhood if the civil author
ities do their part to keep it cleau. Tacoma is re
s)rted to have done its part, but Seattle, lesf than
0 miles away and easily reached by train and elec
tric car. has not cleaned itself of the vice traffic.
Hence the stern warning that unless Seattle
cleans up, the soldiers will not be allowed to visit
A situation similar to that in the northwest ex
ists in Honolulu. We have got to clean up this-city
morally and physically and keep it clean. Does Ho
nolulu want the unenviable reputation that Seattle
is gaining? Docs Honolulu want to be exhibited to
the world as a city which fosters vice in defiance
of the expressed desire and purpose of the war de
imrtment? 'How long before the civil authorities here will
wake to the danger of laxity and incompetence and
take radical notion? Must they wait until military
authority is forced to take charge in defense of the
lives and health of American soldiers?
Iist night
Mempted to asault a .Japanese girl servant was
iiujiht iu the midst of his tih with the "ill and
is now lodged in a jMlie station n il. He is Itelieved
to Ie the Oriental who has I wen terrorizing the
Makiki I'unahou distrii t for som- time. xeping in
at windows and following woiien and girls, jmrti
cularly servant girls. It is believed also that he is
a sneak-thief and burglar.
Of his guilt of assault with a deadly weapon there
appears to le no doubt, iuasmui h as he was taken
actually in the struggle with his intended victim.
This man should get the limit. If the farts are
as now supposed.-he ought to go to prison fr life
rnfortunately it may ! impossible to lodge again
him a charge sufficiently severe to carry such a pun
ishment as the maximum, but he should get exactly
what is coining ti himand that is the limit. Am
with the publicity that will go with a stern prose
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cuuoii oi such a maieiarior mere win ie a warning
to other malefactors that the law will deal wit
them swiftly and relentlessly.
In two mvut cases men who have no connection
with the ioIice force have taught criminals. Las
week a milkman was responsible for the arrest o
the Korean furniture thief who has been operating
with the most audacious boldness and success. Last
night the Korean "Peeping Tom' was taken by
resident of the I'unahou Makiki district.
Clean up the crime!
- 'What's the matter with the mosquito brigade?
' Honolulu is suffering more from the stinging
plagues of night now than at any other time in the
last five .years.
...Almost -every district, hill, midland and lowland,
rejKrts swarms and clouds of the pestiferous in
wets, ranging in size from the common or garden
variety of grasshopper up to those with a wing
spread of two feet. Don't laugh, folks. This has
gone beyond a joke. It is time for the board of
health and its anti-mosquito cohorts to get busy and
miuce the casualties.
hrnest M. Lishmau, a well known and popular
young mau of the city, is dead from injuries receiv
on in an entirely needless auto accident. All the
sorrow of his family and regret of his friends wil
not bring back the life that is gone, but the tragedy
should serve as an eloquent warning against heed
less driving. Honolulu has had a long record o
rerrinie auto smashups in recent rears. Until reck
less driving is eliminated, the roll of death wil
grow. .
A detailed statement, too long for full publica
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nou, uas uwii seni to ine oiar-iiuiietin Dv L. von
Tempsky of Maui, showing the tremendous scope
and effectiveness of the British Red Cross societv
work. Abroad and at home it is doing a vast dutv
Perhaps the most impressive fact cited is that the
Red Cross work costs over f 250,000 ier week, or
f 2o a minute, and it covers not only the Allied coun
tries but far reaches of lands barely touched by
In addition to the mental strain of following
these army movements all over Euroie, we are now
burdened with the duty of trying to keep track of
confessions and retractions by our home crop of
All those in favor of exchanging the Maui, Mat
soma and uilhelmina for the" coasting steamers
Governor and President sav ave! The noes have it.
Tropical Life of London gives extended notice to
an article by Daniel Logan, editor of the Hawaiian
Forester and Agriculturist and Star-Bulletin libra
rian, published Jn the Star-Bulletin last February.
The London publication commends the article as
interesting and full of valuable facts.
Someone please page the kaiser and tell him how
the second Liberty Loan rolled up a huge oversub
scription In Hawaii.
U. S. soldiers are in action "over there." And
they're just beginning. After awhile this fact will
Ienetrate to'Potsdain.
Winter fights for the Russians on the east, but
Italy must fight for herself in the south.
Italy needs another Garibaldi.
Kill 111 L
roiTCQ QcnncAmT met u
IUILU UL lULttlil liiLLli
Honolulan Fighting Boschcs Says Supreme Blow Will Be
Struck When America Reaches Height of Her Military
Vhen America 4s at the height of
her military development, when Rus
sia has rallied, and when the whole
power of the Allies Is at its maximum,
we will strike the Mow; and that blow
will be fatal to the Eoche. So writes
Sergeatt James G. Meek, Honolulu
man now with the British army in
2 'ranee. "
Sergeant Meek. In writing to his Ho
nolulu friends, describes his life in the
trenches, and gives a vivid descrip
tion of the battle lines. His regiment
is In the front line trenches, knee-deep
in mad and slime, exposed to the con
tinual rains of the low countries, al
ways fighting, but waiting for the day
when the command shall be given for
the drive "on to Berlin.".
' "We arc given more rest now,"
writes the sergeant, "bince we have so
many reserves to relieve us. Nothing
desperate has happened to me, al
though I have had my share in dodg
ing Hun shells. And they have been
biceer one3 than usual, too. ,The old
times when we put in a month in the
trenches without a rest, as In Gallipoll,
are at an end. The authorities realize
that it pays to give men a rest from
the strain and misery of trench life."
Sergeant Meek explains, as much
as the field censors will allow. Just
xrtiy no extensive advances are being
made along the French front, althourh
the English have a large reserve force.
-This Is the devil's own country."
Ye write V "most of it flat and boggy
like a Hawaiian taro patch. When
1 e eneiuy selected his defensive lines
he picked most of the edposi
tions for his trenches and hid his tat
tcriej behind them. For two years he
Gained ihe water t4
trenches and sacnea inc. -
Mdden batteries. Ae
the seemingly impossible and drove
him from his perches down to the flat
country behind them. We are top
deg now. Today we look down
from Messines on about twenty miles
of enemy-occupied country. The song,
"Deutschland Uber Alles," is inappro
priate now. .
"For us to follow the enemy on
the flats would be foolish, especially
as we would be trying to convey
heavy guns over country we had des
troyed' by our shell fire. We will stop
on the high ground and look around
.before we leap."
Sgt Meek continues that the Brit
ish artillery contents itself with blast
ing away at the German entrench
ments, exposing the hidden enemy
batteries and driving the Boches fur
ther back.
The sergeant has been granted a
short leave of absence, he writes, and
he is going to visit London and Scot
land. He will visit all the theaters
and take in all the sights, he declares.
He asks bow the people in Hawaii
feel toward the war, and sends his
"aloha" to his friend".
He tried for a commission in the
Indian army, but was not selected.
The sergeant sent a program of a
"trench theater," showing the kind of
entertainment the men in the trenches
are furnished. The performances are
gotten up and carried cut by the sol
diers and are held every evening. A
matinee is given on Saturdays. The
programs are regularly printed and
true to form, even to the warning,
"Look around now and select your
xit- . ' German militarists continue to rail
The sergeant ends by advising the .at Americr and President Wilson, thus
Honolulu Sammies to come along and j proving that America and President
win the war. Wilson are getting them on the run.
(Special 6Ur-Bullatla ContspondeneO
HILO, Oct 26. At the meeting of
the Association of the Engineers of
Hawaii, which was held on Tuesday
last, Contractor Richard Deming, of
the Hilo breakwater job, addressed
the members on the subject of the big
artificial reef. He stated that he
would come to the end of his contract
at a very early date and said that the
sub-base will be completed for a
length of 5460 feet and the superstruc
ture for a length of 5400 feet at that
time. The original estimate of the
United States engineers was for a to
tal length of breakwater of 10,000 feet.
Of the original amount of. money esti
mated as the cost of this 10,000 feet,
there remains $500,000 still to be ap
propriated, stated the speaker.
Mr. Deming gave it is bis opinion
that, according to present costs of
material and operation this amount of
money would hardly complete the
breakwater beyond the 7."oo feet sta
tion, which would be 2100 feet past
the present- mark, thus leaving 2500
feet to completely end the work.
Mr. Deming also said that the last
rivers and harbors bill contained an
item of $150,000 for the improvement
of Hilo harbor and that he presumed
it was for the further extension of the
breakwater, but that he had been un
able to ascertain any further details.
I SBftrttl SUr-BnUtin C'nrresi9Jdenc.)
HILO. Hawaii. Oct. 26. The .1. A. C.
baseball team of Maui wants to come
to Hilo for a game, according to
Charlie Green. Charlie says that the
outlook is not very promising at pres
ent, as a number of the good players
will be going to Honolulu with the
national guard, and it would have to
be a pick-up nine that would meet
the Maui beys.
MY WIFE said
A JOB f don't like.
BUT I promised
MONDAY, MAIL arrived, and I
PASSED THE Barber Shop
AND THEY were not
ON TUESDAY I wrote a
ON MY way to the
PASSED THE Barbers and the
AND HAVING a good time
BECAUSE THEY were not busy
BUT I was.
ON WEDNESDAY and Thursday
SOME OF the barbers
WERE ON the street
TAKING A day off
BECAUSE THESE are dull days.
ON FRIDAY I looked In
THE SHOP as I passed
WERE NOT rushed and
SATURDAY MY wife said
TODAY YOU won't be busy
PLEASE HAVE your hair cut
AND I promised
AND SHE said
I'LL MEET you at
TWO O'CLOCK and will go
HER FAVORITE extravagance
AND I went at one o'clock
TO THE Barbers and
THERE WERE three ladies
WITH PRETTY children there
TO HAVE their hair
BOBBED, CUT. or trimmed, also
SOME ARMY officers and
. -
DID ONE day when
I WEN'T to a
DRY GOODS store to
LINGERIE OR ribbon or
.M!r r
I WAS an hour
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AND I wonder if the
COULDN'T TAKE th children
ON OTHER days instead of
. Camp No. 2 got its unfortunate rep
utation some years ago when the prop
erty was leased to a man who failed
to keep it in sanitary or properly
livable condition. After a long strug
gle in the court the lease was broken
and then the property was sold by Mr.
and Mrs. Richards to the present own
ers. These owners have been gradu
ally wiping out the old two-story tene
ments and replacing them with the
modern small cottage.
One of the points of interest from
the community standpoint is the fail
ure of the records in the public de
partments to give the exact facts of
ownership. It is understood that the
Ad Club secured its report from the
facts given by the board of health and
the building Inspector's office and as
sumed these were correct.
Tne property is owned by a corpo
ration made up largely of Chinese and
has been under this ownership for
several years.
ALFRED. G. COOPER, former pro
moter and secretary of th? San Carlo
Milling Co. in the Pnilippines, left
Saturday on a steamer for Manila.
KONS, who has been confined to his
home owing to a severely sprained
onkle, expects to be at his office to
morrow, though the ankle is still giv
ing him some .trouble.
Ad Club Committee's Findings
Bring Out Facts About
"Camp No. 2"
The Ad Club committee having
charge of the investigation of the ten
ement question, has encountered some
of the difficulties that often accom
pany investigations of this character.
The information they have received
has not, in all cases, been fully re
liable, and it Is found that the com
mittee may have to Investigate the in
formation given by 'the authorities.
This was exemplified in the report
of the committee on the tenements
credited to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Richards, and known as Camp No. 2,
in the Kauluweia section of the town.
The committee report states that
Camp No. 2 is owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Richards that a portion of
it is being rebuilt in cottages and an
other part remains in old tenements,
the condition of which is harshly criti
The fact is that Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ards do not own this property. They
disposed of it five years ago aad ap
parently the records of the health de
partment and the building inspector's
office, from which the Ad Club com
mittee secured its information, have
not been kept up-to-date.
The property owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Richards in this immediate section is
devoted to buildings and grounds of
the "Kauluweia community." This is
one of the successful "welfare enter
prises" of the city and is now in
charge of Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins. It in
cludes a good sized hall where the
children of that section can meet for
games, play and study; also a small
carpenter shop, and the equipment of
the playground, which includes a pari
of the land formerly known as the
Boys' field. This playground and
community home furnishes a center
for healthful amusement in a crowded
section of the town, and under it3
present management is accomplish-
ng a great deal in improving the con
dition among the boys and girls in that I With the coal situation so unsettled
section. This enterprise is financed , the Mexican hairless dog that has been
by Mr. and Mrs. Richards and Miss I trying to like this climate has an anx-
Atherton. ' iou3 winter before him.
Kauai, is in Honolulu to become the
bride of Willis Jennings, whom she
met in the islands and who recently
joined the navy. After the wedding
she will return to Kauai where she is
a teacher in the Eleele school.
ARD of San Francisco has been as
signed to conduct the conference of
the .Methodist Episcopal church of
Hawaii which begins March 14, 191 S.
The bishop, who is an author tnd
educator of note, is well known in
Kona, Hawaii, has enlisted in iic
Royal Engineers and Is now in train
ing in Canada and expects to leave
for France within a short time. Mr.
Sheppart, who is nearly 70 years old.
Mas associated with the Waianae
Sugar company for many years.
Pretty two-bedroom home on a corner lot of 75x150 feet
on 8th avenue. House double walled and has good stone
foundation. Lot planted with a variety of choice fruit
trees. Also twelve varieties of bananas. Pigeon hutches.
Price $3200.00
Guardian Trust Co., Ltd
Real Estate Department. TeL 3688. Stangenwald Bldg
Beautiful strands of amethysts,
agate, crystal, topaz, black
onyx, sardonyx or gold beads
with crucifixes of gold. Unique
and classic designs.
HP.W5chman &Co.
Platinumsmiths and Jewelers
The Red Cross knitting class which Arthur G. Smith will continue the in
has been held in the throne room, be-. structlons, and the classes wUl he helJ
ginning today will be held at the Red J on the same days and at the sam
Cross depot in Beretanla street. Mrs. hours as formerly.
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j Soldiers! pj
Sailors! I
T EFORE entering the solemn business
of war put your personal affairs in
order. Arrange with us now to take care
of your financial interests, investments,
real estate, etc., to collect income, rein
vest or disburse it. ,
By making your will and naming this
company executor and trustee you can
extend this valuable Trust Company ser
vice to your family or other heirs in the
event of your death. See your lawyer
and make that will today.
Our officers will be glad to explain in
detail the comprehensive services of this
There's the
place for you
to build your
(Series No. 3)
In Cool Punahou District,
New Roads,
Growing Trees.
Call and see the map and let us
take you to the property.
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
Fort and Merchant Sts.
Phone 5701

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