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if MP it nr RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR TMDAY NOVEMBER 2, 1917. Tho Itraft WMI- Hanrflprt ' : I ';;' ': vkV:?,- Hawaii's handling of the draft was a remarkably fmt'.jMiMv of organization and execution,, and -Major T. .1. (iiwn and his associates deserve the congratu lations of the territory. The success with .! which tlie draft drawing; passed off is to Hawaii's credit and will stand to our credit in Washington. Tho-e who watched the count from 0 yesterday morning until I) "4,1 last night aw a sinootnworKing machine in which rapidity and accuracy were com bined. Possibility of mistakes was 'reduced to a negligible quantity. There is virtually .110 possibility .that any man in the draft lisf will be done an injus tice by any inadvertence in the count. i'articuiar mention should be made of the volun teer workers who assisted the special staff ..ofclerks. These volunteers were' furnished by the business firms of Honolulu, and Maj. Green voiced the thanks of all of the draft oflieials when he told the Star Bulletin last night that, these firms; had 'come through" very finely indeed in supplying capable men for various duties. The readers and checkers worked without a hitch and with an autpmatic pre cision which helped greatly in taking down the num bers as they were called. r v Thanks to the draft officials are also due from the newspapers, which were given every facilify. for securing the draft numbers. The officials recogniz ed the great public interest in 4his drawing and recognized also the province of the. papers in supply ing their readers with the draft news so that it could be sent out over the territory in the routine of responding to this interest. Yesterday's achievement was another evidence that Hawaii can handle large duties, and another proof that if the actual call to service is sent -out, the task then devolving on the officials will be capably done. "Covering" the Draft Drawing The absorbing interest of the' territory in its se lective draft held yesterday fully justified the spe cial arrangements which the Star-Bulletin made to cover the event thoroughly for the public. The task of handling thousands of names in the order of their drawing, for all of the six districts, and to put these names into afternoon editions was no easy task, but the Star-Bulletin's special organi zation for the work was able to get into the late editions four pages of panics, covering each of the 'districts. To prevent mistakes! a double 'check is used in handling 'the names, and- all this intricate work was carried on while the regular and extra editions were being published. .The Star-Bulletin is the only newspaper in the islands which is giving all of the draft news and printing all of the draft drawing. SISTEU SUSIE'S KNITTING BILL. Russia's Plight r a (From Daily Financial America) Like many of our fashions or crazes, we got J hat of knitting from the British. Englishwomen began carly in the war to knit mufflers, wristlets, socks and other garments for the men at the front. : It got to be such a fad that a comic cong, ''Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers," was sung in the.music halls of London and, in due time, on this side of the water. ; . Today the American women are knitting as Brit ish women never did. They knit at home, in theater, at' motion picture show, in hotel restaurant between courses. They knit in church, on "L7 or subway or surface cat. They knit in store, in office. Some are said to knit in lied. For misapplied patriotism there probably is noth ing in America today comparable to this work of knitting. One small automatic knitting machine can do more work than 100 women. Much of the yarn pur chased by the women who knit is bought at a price which makes the article the woman turns out much more extensive than if it were made by machinery. The "Textile World Journal'' declares a Boston charitable institution is selling a four-ply 10s. high quarter-blood worsted yarn in gray mix, in balls of slightly1 less than two ounces each, at 75c per ball, or a price per pound of more than fG.75. Worsted spinners, however, find it" difficult , to. obtain ??.50 for the saint count. The yarn sold by by the chari table insti ion is being; used by women in knitting so ks and sweatersfor soldiers. If women. insteadoT devoting so much of their time to this work in which they cannot' possibly. do the best service for the nation, would utilize their brains and time in solving household problems in economics they could aid America tremendously. The president and the food controller have ap iealed to the women of America to economize. In 'New York city alone the women who knits so earn est 1 v a ml i a t riotical ly probably could save from $5!oiH) to $100,000 a day if they utilized their talents in correcting household wastes, : V ' . ..j Hi' .xim-i ii in umiit- in uvi iH'iuj iiuprueu Uy X.U.V disiix lination of American girls to do housework. The drift tt Jlathouse, apartment house and' hotel Kf i'u tint lie:iltllV: It WOllld lie wpII if this nmilrl Ik? checkea. .o man wants to mate a uruage ot his wife or his child, but every woman should be a frtmoeient cook ami nouseKeener n sue is to ne a rfi hoineworker. This is a time that calls for , tvM. . .; . .. , . . sacrilicc. Premier Kerensky of Bussia' ptit's the, unhappy plight of that great country in a striking light by his statement as' brbught' to IIouolulu today in an Associated Press despatch. - The outside world is inclined to criticize harshly the flonudering republic of the Slavs and ; to hold them guilty of allowing the Italian victory. In a military sense this is true, lecause it is now obvious tlmt the great German army released from the east em front has been hurled at the Italian line with results disastrous' to Cadorna'-s men. " , But in .a larger sense, Bussia is not betraying her allies. She is struggling in a terrific nightmare of dissolution, and internal factionalism amounting at times t(V civil' warfare. Her people have been so long mistreated by the Petrograd bureaucracy that their new-found freedom finds them stili bitterly re sentful of anything '.which savors of paternal gov ernment. They have not yet learned through the experience of war that they must oley some uuthor ity and 'observe ; some discipline to save their country. : Add to this uuwillinguess to obev constituted government their economic suffering, and it is not to be wondered at that Bussia has been reduced to really pitiable extremities. Kerensky and his fellow-ollicials are fighting against tremendous odds. Their task is herculean. The United States, whose enormous wealth and tremendous resources have been scarcely touched as yet by our.entiy into the war, must rise to the occasion of helping those Countries of Europe which have stood the shock of the great German war machine and halted its juggernaut drive. Kerensky's statement that Bussia has been figbt ing eighteen months longer than Britain is his way of saying that Bussia's whole military resources have been in! the field longer' than those of Britain. It is well-known that virtually the entire Br jtish regular army was used up in the first few months of war. Then came a necessary halt while the new Kitchener army was being developed, and now it is very largely in the field. Mean while, Bussia had been trying to hold the long eastern 'ine and to carry on the Caucasus and Persian campaigns. Thus far the eyes of the American people have been turned almost wholly to France, for there is where "our boys' are going.' But we must turn at tention to Bussia, must send to Bussia a huge and steady stream of supplies, or the Bussian fabric, now worn thin, may collapse entirely and make the task of the Allies inestimablv more difficult. T WENTjY THBE AsD A HALF CENT COPPER TJ" ' - v (From Daily Financial America) - CopK?r men have no reason to complain of 23i4c. copper. The government is rather generous in fixing that price as the one to be paid. "From the latest com plete report of production costs it appears that copper ranged all the way from (J to 16c. the 6c. figure being the cost to one of the porphyry mines and the 16 to one of the. old copper properties. 'Ex penses are higher now than when those figures were compiled no doubt, but not very much if we are to judge from the recent report of the Utah Copper Co. which, extra tax included, showed that it was turning out copper for about 9c. a pound. ,The big porphyry mines will have a large margin of profit in 23tAc. copper a very large margin and the others will have a good' profit, a profit which in normal times would be considered magnificent. If there is any criticism of the price of 23ic. it should not come from the copper men. It seems that every time the United States gov ernment is in a tight place, the railroad brother hoods demand higher wages. The surrender to them last year has rendered their leaders doubly auda cious. It is safe to predict that when the war is over, there will be a reckoning between'the railroad operators and their employes. Meanwhile, the pub lic will "pay the freight." Albert F. Judd has on his desk at the Guardian Trust Company a; sweet potato weighing l$y pounds, raised by Judge Conradt of PukoOj Molo kai. As an argument for home gardening, it is worth several columns of eloquent writing. ; "Butter Board Agrees With Food Controllers' After about one talk with the food controllers, There's no way to disagree. everybody agrees : tit may not be generally known that there is one fla'T thai is permitted to fly above the .United States th" on an American warship. That one is the white pennant with the blue cross, which is raised above hie Stars and Stripes during the: hourf religious Manhattan is giving ukulele concerts for the Bed Cross. The first one raised $31 which is $33.99 more than it was worth. Abilene (Kan.) Beflector. A woman sitting in the audience at the Capitol yesterday heard her husband's number called out and applauded. Now how, would you take that? Xow that mutiny, has broken out in the German navy it is quite possible that neither the kaiser nor the crown prince will care to visit the fleet. ; While the German sailors are tossimj officers overboard, they ought to jettison von Tirpitz. His name is Green but he isn't green in handling the draft drawing. One welcome thing. about this congressional re cess we hear little: about Herr 1-a Follette. v - V H ; Every time the war tax hittf; jou think of i kaiser. 1 the SUMMER COMPLAINT -4 With apologies to K. C. B. of the Hsarst papers. ' MR. C. A. SCOTT PURVEYOR OF- '- - ''' SMOKEO " CITY , . . FRIEND SCOTT ,- . THE, OTHER evening WHEN WE played - BRIDGE AND I bid . .v- FOUR CLUBS , . YOU BID ' ' ' ' FOUR SPADES and I ' DOUBLED YOU and , ' YOU LOST and .-. . YOUR WIFE who was mv , v v. PARTNER KIDDED you AND MY wife who was YOUR PARTNER ...- .. MADE FACES at 'me ANYHOW .-.: . CLUBS ARE no good - UNLESS THEY'RE in a POLICEMAN'S HAND OR YOU hold the ACE AND eight others IN BRIDGE BUT WHAT' I want - ;-. '' OF. YOU is to see " THE FOREMAN or '.'."''"'"; " '-'. STABLEBOY OR '. SOMEBODY WHO Is the . . . . BOSS of the company : THAT USES the ACE OF Clubs . - FOR' A trade mark ' AND TELL him BECAUSE THEY have NOISY TRUCKS and TRAILERS 'AND , ; - . JAR ALL' the CROCKERY IN EVERYBODY'S " .. - CHINA CLOSET WHEN THEY run by, ' ' AND CAN SMASH ANY FORD OR, REGULAR AUTOMOBILE IF YOU hit them THAT THEY ought v '-? NOT TO be , -V : , ROAD HOGS AND RUN In THE MIDDLE of the ROADS AND never GIVE THE other fella , A CHANCE to pass BY THEM and if YOU . WILL DO this , LITTLE THING EVERYBODY WILL THANK YOU .FISH. mm & TREES FOR ARBOR DAY. Editor. Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, T. H. ; , , : October 31, 1917. Dear Sir; " "Will you kindly inform your readers that the Division of forestry will be glad to supply trees as usual for Arbor, Day, November 16, Trees will be available at the gov ernment nursery In Honolulu and also at the two sub-nurseries, one in Hilo, Hawaii, and the other at Homestead, KauaJ. The nursery at Hilo is under the. charge of Brother Matthias Neweil and the one -at Homestead, Kauai, under the charge' of Walter D. Mc Bryde. People living within a reas onable distance of , the sub-nurseries should apply direct. f To allow time for the trees to arrive at their destination before Arbor Day, all orders from Hawaii, Kauai, Maul and Molokai,. addressed to the Gov ernment Nursery, Honolulu, should be in our 5. Orders from Oahu and the District of Honolulu should be in our hands not later than November 10. Trees will be shipped f. o. b. to any port where freight is delivered by the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co., also to stations on O. K & L Co. lines. People living within the District of Honolulu who. desire trees will be re quired to call at nursery for same. ' Trees will be ready for delivery if previously ordered on and after November 14. All trees ordered but remaining uncalled for at the nursery will be turned back into the regular stock on November 24. Appended is a list of the trees avail able for Arbor Day at the Government Nursery, Honolulu. Yours very truly, DAVID HAUGHS, Forest Nurseryman. Trees Available for Arbor Day, 1917 Common name appears first and scientific name after it. Common Name Golden Shower, Cassia fistula; Pink Shower, Cassia grandis; Pink and White Shower, Cassia nodosa ; Royal Poinciana, Poin ciana regia; Yellow Poinciana, Pelto phorum ferrugineum; Jacaranda, Ja caranda mimosaefolia; Christmas Berry, Schlnus terebinthifolius; Pep per Tree, Schinus molle; Monkey Pod, Pithecolobium Saman; African Tulip Tree, ' Spathodea campanulata; St. Thomas Tree, Bauhinia tomentosa ; Silk Oak, Grevillea robusta; Ironwood, Casuarina equlsetlfolia: Japan Cedar (Sugl), Cryptomerla Japonica; Blue Gum, Eucalyptus globulus; Lemon Gum. Eucalyptus citriodora; Swamp Mahogany, Eucalyptus robusta. Each aonlicant is entitled to 24 trees free of charge. FULL KERNEL FOOLS SKEETERS . RTHUR G. SMITH, deputy attorney ZA general, Is telling this one apro- pos of the big mosquito epidemic that has bothered Honolulu the last few days. Mr.. Smith does - not , say vf nether it Is a suggestion or not: An old Southern colonel was spend Ing some time at a health resort where the winged pests were numerous. The hotel keeper with : careful regard ; for his guests was making Inquiry as to whether the mosquitoes bothered them.' :::ty;i;;:-Vo--. '- ,.. "Does the colonel suffer much from mosquitoes at night?" he asked t'he Southerner's servant, "No, sah, they don't bother him and in the morning the mosquitoes is too full' to pay any attention to the kernel." ;:-. . .. MATHES0N LIBEL SUIT DEMURRER TO BE ARGUED WITHIN NEXT TWO WEEKS A. M. Brown, city and county attor ney, says that the demurrer filed in the libel case brought by his office against R.: O, Matheson, Advertiser editor, because of one of the editorials concerning Governor PInkham, 'would be argued some time within the next two weeks. . r Two charges, against the Korean, Chin Tin In, who; has been making himself obnoxious In several ; uptown districts, were to be taken up at the meeting of the grand jury this after noon. . Several - more charges have been en ered against ' Ashf ord Coakley and Hampton Harrison, two boys In the employ of the Honolulu Iron Works, who were last week indicted for larceny.- Since that indictment it has been claimed' that they committed a number of other thefts, totaling about $1000 worth of property taken from the Honolulu Iron Works and sold to Japanese plumbers. City and County Attorney Brown says the two men wil! be indicted anew on these last charges. Lionel Hart, who was convicted of embezzlement last Tuesday, will ba sentenced Saturday. DBflf i a ff You can draft Power for your Business v; hy usiri the medium of Publicity that, will take Your Business into the Homes of .Hawaii; ? s. : tfl Business Hen profit when they. Serve. ! i Customers are aided when they are told 'what is in your store. Paid Publicity Will Do It, ' " l - t i - . tmmm general circulation oi me U711 i iStar-Bulietin for Oct. Ti was vr a The COLORADO AWARDED .nouncement that in the future vacari- INSURANCE TROPHY cics t411 be filled by women if thex can qualify, : NEW; ORLEANS. Ii.The National Association of Life Underwriters, which closed their convention hero recently, awarded the Colorado asso ciation the silver cup or greatest gain in membership made by any of its ISO local associations. ; , J. Stanley Edwards of Denver was elected a member of the national coun cil. New York city was chosen as the place of the next meeting. RUTLAND RAILROAD ' , TO EMPLOY WOMEN V SYRACUSE, N. Y. The Rutland railroad system has made the an , DIVING SUITS Boots worn by divers weigh twenty pounds. each. The helmet weighs forty pounds,' and the diver also carries ad ditional J weight. ; - v : Hl ;Q DIED. v:-. ' -' KALBE In s Honolulu, Nor. 1; 1317, ' . Jlrs. Eliza. Caroline Augusta Kalbe of 1611 3ullck avenue, Kalihl, widow, a native of Germany, 6S : years old. Funeral services at 2:20 this afternoon at Williams' under taking parlors; Interment fcvNuuana cemetery. ; Business Property for Investment t r4 UJ Ideal location for high-class down-tovTi Apartment UNIYER5HY CLUB STREET 2 EXECUTIVE CROUNW . :BuiIdin5j ' Office . Buildinji Practically in tKe center of , the city, but far eriough removed to be free from town noises. Most desirable for. doctors' or lawyers -offices, being within a block or two of government buildings, hotels; etc. Abo an unusually fine site for a fine downtown apartment building. At present returns fair income on ask ing price from rental of doctors' offices and residence. Ref, No. 330. P $20,000 Phone 3477 nicuAHD n. trejtt, rncs. I. H. 1CADIA SECT. " ' ' C1IAS. O. UE1SEK. JEU TIICAS. Bungalow : : Very attractive two-bedroom homo on Liholilio Street, near the "Wilder Avenue car line on a lot fronting 60 feet on Liholiho by 130 feet deep. Sleeping porch;; Garage. Servants' quarters. Storeroom. Price $5300.00 Guardian Trust Co., :Ltd Red SstaW Departmerit. TeL 3888.: Stangenwald Bldf : SiX 1 to build your': cr. ,tSli :fgg7 :- ' ;: home!;."':" '-V--Mp " S8iiJ vi- " In! Cool ; Punahou District, c WQk. 1 ' I Growing Trees. . A ;r ',.vCall and, see the mapJ and let us -; lg$: l-yMml : : vtake you to the; property ; ' - v jHU . I linry Waterhbuse; I I . Fort and Merchant Sts-'t -' ' - K:: 1 ii titAnriL. . . . j.. . ..-! ' ; -!. ... .