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HONOLULU . STAB-BULLETDT '.THURSDAY, NOVEMBER f 1917.
r - . ..... 1 1 . . 1 . A Lsui - - - editor wtM &. 1 i ll I! i ; : . - : : n 11 ' 1 : i .. 1 ii i - . ,11 II . . RILEY H. ALLEN THURSDAY ; ....;..:..: NOVEMBER 1, 1917. Hawaii Joins in Raising Great National Army November 1, 1917, is a date that will endure in the history, of H(awaii. ' On: this day thousands of Hawaii's young men are . called to take their second step in upbuilding the army of Americans during thcr greatest ! national c risis since North and South went to four years of shattering warfare, - : The first step of these young-iuen of Hawaii was taken when they registered in accordancewith the provisions of the selective draft. Hawaii's record in that registration was one of which we arc; all jiroud ; a record that the enemy must recognize as proof of readiness to l-espond to the cali of duty. A large proportion of those registered will be justly entitled to exemptions but those remaining will constitute a picked body of young men from which Hawaii's quota - can be-drayn with ''splendid results. , ' ' s -'. That tltese young men whose names today are drawn for probable active service will uphold and enhance the record begun in the registration there is- no doubt. The stuff of Americans is in them ; they would wish no higher praise. When the call for service comes they will be ready to answer. Hawaii, is later than "the mainland, in the opera tion of the draft. There has been time to note the result8;of the draft on the mainland, and it is gen erally recognized that the system Uncle , Sam is using is developing a real national army. - The selective "draft or conscription is thoroughly ' democratic, as t hq mainland communities have learned. It puts the : young millionaire and the young laborer, the student, the clerl?, the profes sional man, the businessman, the skilled artisan,-all in the ranks of democracy. v v No one is favored above another. There is no dis crimination for the rich man and against the poor. The young chap who has been pampered in the lap of luxury must get out into ' camp and shoulder a .gun and dig a trench just as the young chap who has been a worker since his boyhood , " As soon as this, fact became apparent in the main land states, the drafted men developed an esprit de corps; a willingness, that was not only highly com mendable, but of direct advantage to the veteran of ficers entrusted with the duty Of whipping thel na tional army into shape for active service. The operation of the exemption plan has awaked surprisingly little opposition. In some cases the boards proved incompetent and a few, a very few, charges of favoritism were made. These cases were promptly handled by the higher-up authorities. On the whole, the record of the exemption boards was superb. Their personnel was capable and ijnxious to be just and fair. The fact that Hawaii's draft is later than that of the states is au advantage in this matter of exemp tions,, for there are now valuable precedents and pertinent rulings by which the boards here may be governed in construing a difficult law. Are you among those Americans drafted today? ; If so, you are given a great opportunity for serv ing jour country. You are entrusted with a great responsibility One of the most famous remarks in. all history is that of Napoleon, who said that every soldier of France carried a marshal's baton in his knapsaek meaning that the French army system offered every soldier, no matter how Jo w his rank, the opportunity to rise to the highest military honor in the gift of France. The American soldier has his own peculiar and shining opportunity that of- doing valiant service for his country. !: V- You who are drafted are in a significant measure entrusted with the honor of your territory and your nation. You are part of the greatest army .ever ra ised an army which is going to war not because thishation wants to wage war, but because the time has come for us to defend our rights and the com mon' rights of humanity and human liberty. H From this time on the man whose name has; been drawn in the draft and who is not exempted is a marked individual marked with the badge of honor. He is a soldier of the republic. : pigs . is. Pies HE was getting a divorce from his wife. She had deserted him, he told .the . court. Yes. he went on; in answer to a question, he had been mating a , good living on the land he owned. He' kept a lot of pigs for whch there was a good demand and there, was always plenty of pol. and fish in the house and his wife, always had pleuty of holokus to wear. , "Are you still in business V asked the court. "No, answered the petitioner.' . ."How long since you got rid of your pigs?" j "I. haven't "had any pigs around the place since my Wife went away,- said the, plaintiff. Everybody laugheg and the man got his divorce. came his -boyish modesty dhd Son did as ordered. - - ' All was . quiet again until Pa waa junction was reached, when Son ap; proached his parents and stuttered;' "Did you - look after did you look after my jacks?" , It was too much for the . politeness of the car passengers, and they all broadly smiled, as a .soldier blandly remarked, sotto voice, to a compan "Of ' course the boy was - worried about his jacks. You didn't think, did you, that he was thinking about his underwear?" o.,' , nor did anyone else, for, they all knew he was "just a bdy." 1 JUST BOY AND DOTING PARENTS HEY had been to Waikiki or a I swim father, mother, baby brother, two little .sisters and Son. . , -., Mother and father were greatly perturbed as.-they, clambered on a car at the Outrigger club, for the discov ery; had been made tliat Son, left to his nine-year-old manliness, had made short shift of dressing after his swim by stealthily consigning his un derwear to . the family basket. Much to his embarrassment, Son was asked to place the folded under shirt across his" breast so he would not catch cold. No other evidence was necessary' that they were all malihinis, and did not know that Ha waii's kindly climate was as apt to cause a cold from an excess of cloth ing as for lack of it Son-blushed in the presence of the carload of passengers as an attempt was vainly made to persuade him to open his outer shirt and do as in structed. Then father roughly order ed him to do so. Boy caution over- 'GOATS IN COURT, NO one knew who , .they -were or whence they came. They en tered the judiciary building this morning, one, behlad the other, tripped down ' the - long lanai , and entered Ci r cult Judge Kemp's chambers. After looking around there, they went on into the clerk's office? and then into the court rooni: They walked around the bench for a while," and then went out into the. lobby, a bystander .hold ing the door open for them. 1 "Poor kids, maybe they are lost," suggested Detective H. Thomas Lake. ' "Perhaps they are looking for the juvenile court,? supplemented T Inter preter C. Aloysius Doyle. ' . "The little one looks pretty young, but' I guess she's the mother of the youngster,' Lake went on. i "Maybe : she ; wants to ' adopt! the youngster," mused Doyle. " ; . But the - couple,; apparently lost ? in the big building and too timid to take advantage of any assistance ''bystand ers inight offer, soon headed for the makai door. With glad 1 cries .they tounded out of the building and be gan ,to nibble at the .grass under (he big banyon tree. , They were & couple of goats. ' - The Argument of the Commandeered Steamers, The Matson liners Maui and; Manoa do not ap pear . on the Star-Bulletin steamship calendar !for November. Why ? Because the United States gov ernment, has taken or will - shortly take these1 two vessels unto itself for war. purposes. The Wilhelmina'and 1&e Matsbnia have places on the November calendar ouitwill not?ppear on the calendar for December. They will follow in the governmental footsteps of the Maui and Manoa. Are we fully sensing the realization of,; the fact that these moves are strong arguments for economy in food supply ; If we do realize it, what then ? If you individually realize it, what are doing to save? What is anybody here doing for the conservation of food? . ;;-;., y : : cr;Sh:6S We are all willing; more than willing to do our lbir." But why are we not' all doing that 4bit?y doing along lines of "doing their bit" for war times' sate, and it is more than probable that half of them will say that they want to do something; they know that they ought to do something; but they don't know what to do. , , Leaving out of the argument the conservation of food, let it be asked, What are they, doing to elimin ate waste? While it is not a sin for a liousewife to plead guilty to not being able to manage the purchasing end to fin 'advantage, there is no excuse for the waste of food that has been purchased. ; -If there should be prizes offered for suggestions that will lead to the elimination of waste, we are sure that the following would stand a fairly good chance of capturing a number of them: Oue housewife of this city says, "We realize in our family wliat we may be up against soon, and we have eliminated Mon't like that' from the family vocabularv4, and that goes." Another says, "Iave put my house on rat ions' already, and as the mem bers are all inclined to be stout, I have gradually cut down on the quantity, and quite slyly I am dropping the sweet and the starch and the fat as often as I Not So Badly Off Uncle Sam does not seem to have the fell inten tion, in some quarters credited to the benevolent old gentleman, of leaving Hawaii "in the lurch -for shipping facilities. . The two coasting steamers Governor and Presi dent which have been assigned to this run with the commandeering of the Matson liners carry the res pectable; total of 822 first-cabin j)assengers. 6ne has" accommodations for 414 and the other for 408. , They, lack some of the broad deck space afforded by the crack Matson steamers, but they will do vury well indeed for passenger steamers. And Hawaii's representative on the shipping board organization is certain there will be freight accommodations when the need arrives. Uncle Sam has little use for slow freighters in the war-trade. They are more of a liability ihah an asset. The Maui and the Matsoniar wnich .are fast enough, have facilities for speedy handling of cargo possessed by few Atlantic steamers. They can be put to any one of several important war uses. It is their very useful character, in which comparative speed and freight facilities are combined, that ex plains, why Uncle Sam wants them on the Atlantic. It took military reverses and Zeppelin raids to wake up England. It has taken the stinging defeat of an army and imminent danger of invasion by the Germans to Wake up Italy. For months the Italian Socialists and other factions havq been indulging in talk that would not be tolerated in England, France or the.United States.' These factions are silenced in the face of the Austro-German drive, with one Italian army apparently cut to pieces and another in full retreat. Another housewife of courage and determination declares thai she purchases all her supplies in quan tities that warrant a second meal. She says, "You ran make even a "fiuickv eater a convert '-to '-twice-cooked food if you try hard enough.5' A lady in Kaimuki claims that her scheme is most effective, "The food.that 1 am giving my family is bimple. but so cooked that it is good enough to earn nn encore, and thc platter is generally cleaned." ; An. csseut ial thing to be kept in mind is that an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. It is a strange pha of collective human nature, that people of any city will readily give assent to the most extreme measures, and the spending: of unlimited amounts of public money' in, the actual presence of an epidemic, .but are jersuaded with .-great, difficulty, to observe the simplest measures of prevention. Cleanliness is the most efficient barrier to any disorder. Cleau up the city ! Clean up the sticets! Clean up the.back yards and be safe I The, Hawaiian bandsmen have wisely declined to strike. They will regain sQme of the prestige which ! t he Hawaiian band enjoyed for years if they stick 'tqtiif9T!MPP-, their abilities and make the 1 concerts real musical events. They will also then regain ;the; crowds which 'used to attend the con certs.; Attempts to mix politics and xnusic iust be . disastrous'to music - ' , . , Hawaji is fortunate in the high type of men who have been chosen to serve on the draft exemption boards. Their ability and character guarantee jus tice and equity in, handling the difficult matter of exemption claims. Several of these men have had to give up vacations to serve, on the boards but their time and energy are freely given. ' Boy Scoutsarc very much "on the job'? in any public movement where they can do service!- Their work in helping to handle the draft today is evi dence of their readiness to be of use to their eity and their country. . Congressmen are' to visit Gen. FcrsbingV cainp. The censor will doubtless prevent us from ascertain ing the real sentiments of Gen. Fershing about the visit. , ! A motorman . has been fined 20t) for heedless driving. Next will be prosecution of the pedestrian for heedless walking. Almost everyfhing is regulated now but the fellow who practises the clarinet next door between 9 and 11 p. m. . ; , . : - By today's draft Hawaii is helping, to "make the world safe for democracy." ; 1 ' It might be said that the milk probe brought forth some curdling facts, v-'"1 Those new postage rates ought ' to sticlT to the mind. ; -, v - - r. Taxin the income increases the outga HAS A GROUCH ON HONOLULU : Honolulu, Oct. 31, 1917. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Sir: As a visitor to Honolulu, I find myself nerved to ask a question that is asked by other visitors, name ly, What is the matter with Honolulu? . Here every prospect pleases and only: man makes his fellow beings doleful and despairing. This fact would not be so unpleasant were it not for the fact that the "man" re ferred to in this connection is numer ically a - small part of the population who asumes to be ALL in a city that should' be as cosmopolitan as it is prindswepts , Ninety Pr cent of the people -are upder the . sway of unpopular laws,- including the tourist who comes here misinformed as to true conditions. ; It seems to me that the governing L body of Hcmolulu" if it wishes to as pire i to the cult of puritanical New Englandi8m ? might in all fairness take pains to. explicitly deny the ex ploitation given this city and island by song writers, showmen; travelers and -magazine story people. In plain English; the : big world is very much under the impression that this place is prime-for -those who .seek indul gence 'in witie, women and song, with certain bizarre features that .make it different from other similar attrac tions. It is because this impression is worth untold millions of dollars that the promotion- committee refuse? to scotch the lie? Visitors in-' Honolulu have a good time because they seek it out -for themselves; or else they go without it The makin's are here, but offic ially; Honolulu frowns on all the pleasures that soldiers or millionaires may find. Here' the two newspapers printed hv English both of which are alike and say "Me, too" to every editorial utterance of the other, as far as any casual eye can see lift up their hands in a wrong direction to a hea ven that they ; know nothing about, while printing diatribes in behalf of prohibition, a ; state of intolerance that they seek to fasten on the com munity, unmindful of the fact that its advertising effect would bo about as valuable to the Islands as if It were announced that they had been an chored off tW-coast of Alaska. . Not everybody drinks, but the majority of pleasure seekers know that the kill joys hold all the processions in the wake of a dry wave.. And they've, made it a closed Sun day town! So very fitting, too; with not one-fourth of the population of Christian belief. Some little villages -most of. them in fact are not as narrow as the government of this city of varied races in the mid Pacific. Here also we hear howls, mostly from the newspapers, to clean up a town that is. already the most brow beaten, lawridden I was ever In. The liquor men are called upon to inter pret the law regarding selling liquors to soldiers even as the government did not intend, . if the cities . ion ; the mainland are not all mistaken. The, daily press provides as ani antidote for it reform pabulum a sort of forced and manufactured wartime patriot ism of a-jingoistic persuasion' such ai I . have never" en countered elsewhere. It makes a patriot sick and a slacker no less proud. - ... 1 " Much more could, .be written, but what!s;th ttset Once again we sayi Here every prospect pleases and only man giveth his fellow beings a pain. ' Yours truly '- HENRY P. JOHNSTONE. KALEIOPU REJOINS Honolulu, Oct. 31, '1017. Editor! Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir : I was considerably amused at the reception accorded my recent , let ter to the Honolulu Civil Service Com mission by Messrs; Aluii and Sheldon. It was most comical, and I should really have died of laughter ' were it not for the gravity of the situation. And when I come to ponder over it I think that my little letter, has. made a decided hit. : The chairman of . the commission must have had a hunch of what was coming, and he p romptly '"or dered the clerk not to read it, aloud, but. to pass It. around privately. ; I cannot blame the chairman for this; in asmuch as it would, have been humili ating -a for him to hear orally ' such choice excerpts as "you are nbt a fit body for maintenance" . and "as- pub lic servants- you are' public failures,' with the i recommendation .-' that the commission hand In Its resignation t the- mayor.-; .V,- -. -,V ;:-v;: v Nor am I surprised at the hastiness with which. Mr- Aluli was - moved toward the consigning of my letter to the waste basket, or the benign g:en erosity of Mr; Sheldon in offering trie a box of candy, which, by the way, I have, not yet received, with vtho plea that I be made to keep quiet, i ; . ; Now I have no objection to candy of other sweet favorS that my friend may donate to. his humble servant, but I find It 'impossible, somehqw to keep silent, r might ;. be I Inclined' toward doing solvere I in Germany just now, but when a fellow really comes down to brass tacks there is "Prussianism'.' right here In Honolulu. And far be it from me to incur he dread displeasure, of the sovereign and sublime duet;; Had 1 the pen. of a Tom Moore 1 should address myself in amorous dit ties to ray friends; Messrs; Aluli and Sheldon; and they would be such po etical bouquets as would outshine an A" V Exquisitely ' Carved Teak wood Screens - Tables, Screens, Tabouret3, etc., of antique' Chinese and and J apanese fashioning. Cary- jugs and pierced work cf the most delicate' design. Porce lain panels inset in the wood. t ?r i nir.w i icranan ao. ..LIMITED. . - Platimimsmiths and Jewelers : ;IN HAWAII SINCE 1837 Anacreon" or a "Lalla Rookh." But I have not that consolation, and it is indeed regrettable. . Thanking you In advance, yours re spectfully . - - - LAWRENCE KALEIOPU. PERSONALITIES I MR. and MRS. E. H. PIERCE of Sari Francisco returned to the mainland by yesterday's 6teamer. " MR. and MRSi, WILLIAM COLLINS, mainranders who came on the Maui for a brief ivisit here, have ' left for the coast; ' commanding officer of the American University Camp at Washington. . AL.Uii.tCl -Li. liuuuia, saiea mana eer of the olrano Stables and Trans portation Co.; Ltd HIlo, was - an ar rival in the city Tuesday. He was" accompanied by his son. MRS.' H. H. MOREHEAD, wife of Colonel Morehead, commanding the national guard of Hawaii, is a visitor Inthe city. , MRS J. a CUNNINGHAM, of Cooke street, Auwalolimu, i who was operated on at tbe; Queen's hospital last week, Is doing nicely. ; ; . MHS.- R. M. OFFER and the Misses Florence and Hazel Offer1 of Seattle, sailed jfor- San Francisco yesterday after an enjoyable visit In the islands. J. M-'BERKELEY, who had charge of the-rrection of the Hilo gas plant. Is. now; Qn,"his way to tha coat to join the''gas and flame" coma in resnonsa to a call from Maj,. Earle J. Atklsson- star "will be placed In. the field: v MR. and MRS. WILLIAM ROTHS CHILD, honeymooners who anrived last Wednesday for a brief stay in th.9 islands, came back from" the Volcano Tuesday and sailed for the coast yesterday. , Abraham Kekipl, , who haa been elected president of the St. Louis College Literary society, will be in stalled In office at next Friday's meet ing, to serve a term of six weeks. Other new officers are J. Kakookele, vice-president; Xam Wing, secretary, and Claua Hayselden' of . the class of 2L ; sergeant-at-arms v Vincent Chun will' retain the office of treasurer for the balance of th year, r " - ' ' . ... . . . . - -- A smgle blue star on a white' fieldi surrounded by a broad red band, hang ing in the window of the First Na tional Bank Is $ a" constant reminder that one employe f of that .-Institution is fiehtine for his' country. The star cn the flag is "for Watson Ballentyne. former teller; who is with, the .Cana- dian forces. For - each man from th 9 bank wha leaves, to ao cis Dl aiiuuicrj Maki ) u o m .Very attractive two-bedroom home on Liholiho Street,; iar the Wilder Avenue car line' on a lot fronting' 130 feet on Liholiho bv 130 feet deep; "Sleeping porch-- -Garage. Servants' quarters. Storeroom. ; : ' : . ' Y; ' Price $5300.00 near Unusual Realty Values $4000 Near Moana Hotelr ; ' . f The Walker liome in Koyal Grove; a modern.house on lot 50x122 feet.. Rcf. No. 331. - ; u $500(tJ-Piikoi Street t 1 ' : ' - . Old fashioned home, of 7 rooms,' on large "lot hay-j f ing frontage, of 107 feet, with many fine trees. Ref. No. 324.-. '. " 1 - $3500--Makiki Street. . ; - A comfortable, 6-room cottage with modern con-" ) veniences, on lot 50x120 feet, close to 'Wilder ave; niiecarline. Kef.,No. 323. ' ; $3000 Near. Waialae Road, Kaimuki.' . uV G-room pioderh bungalow onlbig lot, 73x229 ft.' Attractive house, with grounds in good condition. -: A harcrain. Ref. No". 322. . , ' : Y: - ; RICHAttD H. TRENT, PHES. I. II. BEADLE. SECV. 5 - -" : C1IAS. G. UEISER, Jit, TREAS. Guairdian Trust Co., Ltd Eeal Estate Department.' Tel. 3688. ' Stah'genwald Bldg A V' , There's the place for you to' build your home! ' -. - pirecke! liradt (Series No. 3) In Cool Punahou District, New Roads " Growing: Trees. Call and see the map and let us take you to the property. , Jt EenryTatei'jer.rs Ire:; C:.T 1 Fort and Merchant Gts. -1- :