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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7. 1917.
TWO SUNNY SKIS AND W Sen. M Land Problem I live wires in 0 " NIST-i!ai!0li!lfESTieATI0iTO warn, poihs Giiti c: j I u u m u n l o o I u i a l r a n 1 1 I'MADE BY THE Program of Legislation to Be Has Plans for Improvements ; Military Affairs to the Fore IMPORTANT MATTERS CON GRESSIONAL PARTY WILL LOOK INTO HERE. 1. Increased Military and Naval Preparation for Oahu. 2. Military Road around Island of Oahu. 3. Fuel Oil Station at Pearl Har- tor. 4. Submarine Case at Pearl Harbor. 5. Bigger and Heavier Guns for Fortifications. 6. Additional Barracks and -v Gymnasiums., 7. Harbor Project at Nawiliwill, Kauai. 8. Fish Hatchery for Territory of Hawaii. 9. Investigation Into scarcity of labor. 10. Protection of Hawaiian grown coffee. 11. National Aquarium for Hono- ' lulu. 4 . v This morningv 22 "malihinis" new. comers from Washington, D. C, had their first glimpse of Hawaii from Diamond Head. ..Within one month these 22 representatives of congress will have learned much about tu? needs of Hawaii. They are here to learn the things which will be of benefit to Hawaii and United States, and the fact that the invitation was extended to a group of workers will mean much to them, and to the peo ple of Hawaii. None of the congress men has visited Hawaii before, and; as one of the party remarked: "I am here to learn. If my last. impressions ar; as favorable as my first, you can rest assured that I will have Hawaii in my thoughts on more than one oc casion when we return to Washing ton." In the party are members of var ious important committees, military and naval, immigration, congressional, judicial, foreign relations, merchant marine and fisheries, education, appro, prlations and territories. Members of the party have accepted an invitati i to see at first hand the needs of the people of Hawaii. The invitation was accepted at real per sonal sacrifice to the members Inas much as congress has been in session for one year, and will convene again in December f or a seven or, eight months' session. , - J , - .-,.'.' The congressional party which 1 ar rived in Honolulu, this morning Is one of - workers; The majority of these t men have spent a number of years in congress, and : have, won their way INTERVIEWS AND SIDELIGHTS ON CONGRESSIONAL. VISITORS W-jHis Is my first ocean trip," said v I Senator Henry F. Ashurst, of , I Arizona, "and I wasn't sick a minute. This reception is wonderful and the arrival here in Honolulu quite takes my breath away. We had a de lightful voyage down and hardly any of us were at all ilL I haven't much to say just now because there is too much going on and I ant to see it alL" pES, this is my first trip to Hono lulu, but I almost came here years ago, said Representative Louis B. Goodall, of Maine, as the Mat sonia crept slowly up to the dock thi3 morning. "I was on the California oast and was booked to come out to Honolulu but something turned up and my trip was called off. I've been down to the Society Islands, though, and the Ballentyne Going Witii Utah Mining Firm As Manager Confirmation of Last Week's Report That He Will Quit , R. T. is Received C. G. Ballentyne, organizer of the Honolulu Rapid Transit Co., and its first and only manager since 1899, is to accept the active management? of the Montana-Bingham Mining Co. in Utah. This is the authentic report brought here by the Matsonia. He is expected to return here late this month or early in December and re main until about January 1, during which he will so arrange his local in terests that he can go back to the mainland and give hjs personal atten tion to the mining propert- . Mr. Ballentyne'8 int . i-st in ' e Yutah proposition was ,ained by mak : ing an investigatior, of the mining property as the representative of a group of Honolulu capitalists, who are heavy Investors in the property. Aft er his investigation he made an opti mistic" report, advising the gaining of lull control by Hawaii capital and the purchase in fee simple of all mines in cluded in the Montana-Bingham hold- ; ings. ' ', " ' - ' , A cable despatch received last week stated that his recommendations had 'been carried out by several investors who recently went to the mainland authorized to complete the reorgani zation of the company. Two. of these were Robert Shingle and C. G. Boc Vus ' John Watt, another investor in the' property, was already on the amland..and met the other Honolu lans. He returned morning- on CONGRESSMEN Looked Into Delegate Kuhib Under Federal Government j through work and earnestness of pur pose. In the plan for military and naval preparation the congressional party realize that Oahu is the key to the defense of the Pacific; that the time is soon coming when the Pacific is the front door of . the United States. In the plan of the delegate from Hawaii the thought is brought out that now is the time to bring up to Efficiency the military and naval strongholds of Hawaii at the time when billions are oeing spent for war purposes. Members of the congressional party will have an opportunity to study th6 road situation on Oahu from a military standpoint. The -plan as outlined by the delegate brings out the tact that a military road around the island would double the strength of the army in Hawaii. , Secretary Daniels has made esti mates on a submarine base and fuel oil station at Pearl Harbor. Accord ing to the estimate the submarine base would cost $2,500,000. The oil station would naturally bring another large appropriation. With plans for. bigger and better guns, together with more barracks for Oahu, congress would be follow ing out the plan inaugurated with the first appropriations for national defense. With the conclusion of the harbor work at HIlo and Kahului, the Nawiliwill, Kauai, project re mains the oily one to be pushed through to jmpletion. This will be incorporated in U13 next, rivers and harbors bill. A fish hatchery on Hawaii would do much to dsvtf'on the indastry la the island and would i much to rro tect the life of the fish in the terri tory; Commercial fishing would be developed : to a real paying basis. Delegate Kuhio has been working on a plan td protect '. Hawaiian cof fee. In the next revenue bill it Is ex pected that a tax will be placed on tea and coffee. DelegaU Kuhio will not oppose a floor tax on the Ha waiian coffee on band, but will asi for an exemption after the floor lax has been imposed. The advantage over the imported coffee from Brazil will be about one to two cents ou Hawaiian coffee. Coffee is necessar ily a poor man's industry, and this plan will give a great impetus to the growth of .the coffee industry In Ha- Willi '" The plan for a national aquarium has been supported by a number of leading men interested in the fish in dustry, and the belief is held that Honolulu s the ideal' place ftthe national aquarium. With a national aquarium' in Hawaii, Honolulu would not have to take second place to Venice. : ' XZ-. scenery here Is. similar to theirs, is certainly a wonderful place." It ft ONOLTJLU is a darn sight bet H ter than the Senate," said Sena !I I tor William King of Utah this morning at the Moana Hotel. "Your city is so beautiful and so restful." Senator King did not prove to be a good sailor during the trip from the mainland, but' this morning he was all smiles. He said that he would not mnld living in Honolulu. "I WILL have a golden opportunity to study the botany of Hawaii," said George Hess, who is at the head of the U. S. Botanical Gardens. "It is all so wonderful. I wouldn't miss it for anvthinff. I have already discov- I rrerl nnmhpr rf wonderful SDecimens. land I have only made a start." the Matsonia and said that when he left the coast all the details were com pleted except some minor ones. To close up the deal, C. G. Ballen tyne, Robert Shingle and C. G. Bockus and others interested were to have left for Salt Lake City for a second time the day after the sailing of the Matsonia. Mr. Watt thinks they should get back to San Francisco to 'day. v .'-'' . Mr. Watt refused to be quoted as saying that Mr. Ballentyne was to be the Montana-Bingham manager, but his failure to deny the report, coupled with information coming from another source, thoroughly- confirms it, ; - Rapid Transit officials have not yet been informed of Mr. Ballentyne's in tention to devote his attention to the mining property. ' During C. G. Ballejityne's absence, his brother, Thomas G. Ballentyne, has been acting manager of the Rapid : Transit. I Due to the optimistic reports of the Montana-Bingham property and the news that the reorganization plans have gone through without interfer ence, as recommended by Mr. Ballen J tyne, there has been a marked: de mand for the stock of the company on t the; exchange. In the last few days it has risen from 48 cents a share to 53 cents. C j . 4- M ARMY ORDERS I Private Rudolph Kra jicek,' quarter master corps, Fort Shatter, is trans ferred to Coast Artillery corps, 14th ! Company, Oahu, and will proceed to Fort Ruger. j Corporal Harry M. Woods, Com pany L, 32nd Infantry, will report ta the commandant of the ' Grenade t school, Schof ield Barracks, for : the course of instruction, vice Corporal Gdy L. Barnes,- Company L, 32nd In fantry, relieved. A STAR.BJLLE..N Givcg YOVJ JC OA YS NEWS TODAY T . Chairman of Senate Committee Intends To Get Real Grasp on Local Situation Montana Solon Takes Real Interest " ' , -' I i Senator Henry L. Myers of Mon tana, chairman public lands committee" and a red-blooded American. ALOHATO PARTY (Continued from page 1) barrassing to the official committee of welcome. Its launch finally got alongside. Territorial Senator Chll- lingworth and Delegate Kuhio werej right at the ladder and scrambled up ( the side, in the order named. Then, 1 the launch moving slightly to come about and allow the party to board more advantageously, the rest of the committee was left in the lurch. The Matsonia began to slide through the, water, rapidly getting way, and the launch could not catch up. Only Ku hio and Chillingworth got aboard. It was not until the .Matsonia, well insid3 the harbor, slowed up that the party t overtook the big vessel, and then got aboard about ten minutes before the steamer docked and the rush began. Just who gave the signal that started ; the Matsonia into the harbor before the official party was aboard has not been explained. . j But once the welcomers clambered' over the rail, they were immediately in the midst of a jovial and pictures que scene. Many knew some of the congressmen already; and acquaint ances were made quickly. Delegate Kuhio introduced his colleagues to the rionolulans, and when the steamer docked the congressmen were escorted down the gangplank and to their cars, being taken immediately to their headquarters at the Moana hotel. The program for, the morning was one of rest, but many of the visitors started out immediately to do a lit tle sightseeing of their own, and many found friends ; here ready to escort them on short trips around the city. The incidents of arrival passed off smoothly, with arrangements well looked after beforehand. It was only a few minutes after the steamer dock ed until t the congressmen were at their hotel. , : ;V'.:'; Every : member or the party Is in good health and all enjoyed the .trip from San Francisco immensely. The congressmen took active part in deck sports and other ship activities and say that the trip through the islands will ; have to "go some"; to .beat that on the Matsonia. ; : f I :f ; p y? :f r f FORMER HONOLULAN. DIES IN PORTLAND By today's mail Spencer Bickerton ot ; Wahlawa received ; word ; of the death ' of his half-brother, Haughton C. Bickerton,' which occurred at Port land, Ore., on Oct: 27. He was a son ot the late Justice R, F. Bickerton of the , supreme 'court of Hawaii and 42 years of age. Leaving Hawaii for the mainland many years ago, he was last here on. a, visit some years back. ; His old schoolmates of Honolulu, among whom was: Ernest A. R. Ross of C. Brewer & Co., will learn of his death wlta. rextt. ? . . 0 CONGRESSMEN DiiAiLitiU study oi Hawaii s iana . problems will be made by Senator Henry L. Myers of Montana, chair- j man of the senate committee on pub-j lie lands, according to his announced intention this morning. "I am much interested in the land situation here," said Senator Myers. "I understand that little congressional action has been taken as regards it and that it is a live question among residents here. The trip arranged for us around the various islands should afford a spiendjd opportunity for a true grasp of land matters here." " Public lands have long been a fa vorite study with the senator, and especially since being named at the ! head of that committee in congress he has devoted much time to them.- ; v -The problem of alleviating the hardships of homesteaders In their , task of turning the soil into produce is one of the chief points I have taken i up in delving into land matters," he i said. W Besides being chairman of the pub lic lands committee, Senator Myers! is a member of interstate commerce' and military affairs comittees. He iaj a Democrat, and a lawyer by prof es- j sion, having served as prosecuting at- torney fin his home state and as dis-i trict judge at one time. He was elected to the senate first ; on March 2, 1911, and re-elected. The . strike situation that seejned to lbomj for a time in Montana has quieted! down, he says, and good feeling pre-; vails. He does not look for any re-1 newal of it, he says. Montana crops i in some districts suffered considerably j this summer as did other districts of the northwest, but farmers are bend ing all their efforts In preparation for bie season next year. oeum 'w'rs was much impressed with the welcome accorded the party this morning at the dock. This was a demonstration of Hawaii's famed hos pitality, he remarked. i.HE HAD TROUBLES BUT SMILED JUST THE SAME Angus Erly, in charge of congres- J sional itinerary. (Continued from page 1) Mitchel in the primary, was snowed under." j : " .:7!0i Hix .' The figures, with seventy-two . pre cincts not counted stood:; Hylan, Democrat, : 288,435 ; VMitcheU Indepen dent, 145,459; Hillquitv Socialist, 134, 890, and Bennett, Republican, 51,936. In Ohio, with returns not all in, prohlbitionv had been defeated , by a slim majority of eight thousand while woman's suffrage was turned ; down by the Ohio voters by a majority of nlnef thouhlrl,: ;i "MiiXh '0: . Near Mexico" sems likely to Join the; dry column, thft majority in favor of . Uie constitutional amendment giv ing; statewide prohibiti6n being sub stantial and net likely, to be overcome by the late returns.. - , Issue in Virginia : I, k Prchiliticn ws an Issuo fcx VIr- : 1 - I 1 1 j I ' : ; 1 ;: ; ?. 7 : ; -x. f I -f N-ewym-x i- : f I I It f,J" ... Ivi I. 'l ? " V X ' , . 1 I ' . . ' MITCHEL BADLY fiEATillY; l r J X "" r Senator Henry F. Ashurst of Ari zona, a stalwart Westerner who is a force in national councils. Rep. Allen T, Treadway; of Mas sachusetts, chronicler of the party. - ' ginia, one of the aldeary dry states. Davis, the Democratic' cat didate for governor, was declared byhl3 ,Re publican opponent as in favor of leg islation cancelling the dr statute and of a return to the license "system. The campaign to defeat .Davis was made - upon? this:. platform, despita which he has Z been t elected alocg with the entire Democratic ticket. v Governor McCall r of : Massac?iusetts was elected for another tens,- th state going Republican throughout and: electing the ".entire Republican state tIcket. U' ;V ; r - ' I . There was one political revolution, this being in - Louisville, Kentucky, where - George Smith was etected mayor. He ran as a Republican -and his election; gives -. that city- Its first Republican mayor in years.''- NEW YORK, N. Y. JIanuel Lu4 ciano Diaz, a Cuban copper cagnate, arrived here with his sen, two daughters and the two children of one of the daughters. As Mr. . DIas intends to remain only a few d?rs, hesays, he brought only 150 trurAs, suit cases and bonnet boxes. Tho party has twenty-two reens rcscrrcd at a Fifth avenue Lett" fa." 1 i . ...... V. - I , .,v - till il I A. - . i . , ran on m Utah Senator Points Out Dom inant Part U. S.. Must Play in Protracted and Exhausting Struggle America Must Furn ish Greater Part of Treasure and Large Forces ') With possibility of a Ions war, test? tion to the Entente Allies. It is obvi ' ing the endurance of all participants,! cus to every observer that the Cea- the s United States has a tremendous f tral Powers have thus far been vie ; ; . TtTt tn niav sava Senator King of i torious. To stem the Prussian tida ! Utah, member of the congressional j - "Unless there are internal dissen-1 - The American people have failed sions which practically demoralize the? to' appreciate the, mighty task t store1 German government, the war will, in 'us. They will be called upon to maka 'my opinion, last for an indefinite pe-j sacrifices of which" they do not com ricd and it is certain to be prolonged j prehend the extent. This war may if Russia Is unable to maintain a t cost our nation 150,000,000,000 or more, . strong defense and Italy is unable to and we may be called upon to provids repel the' present invasion by the Cen-jfive million soldiers and sailoTs. tral Powers. r . " . . j "It is foolish to underestimate the j physical and military power oi uer many and Austria. Neither Is exhaust ed ' and both can continue . the con test for one or more years. Appar ently there is perfect unanimity on the part of the Central Powers and no sufficient evidence of-the weaken ing of the morale of their armies. It is evident that the United States must play an important : part, indeed per haps the dominant part in the future conduct of the war. ." We will be re quired to furnish a;, greater part of the. tronsiirA anri a non&lderable tor- tion of the fighting forces; j 'France has been freatly weaken led,' both in man power and the physi cal: and material elements so essential to success. England has done a stupen dous work in policing the seas, trans j porting troops to all fields of activity, I raising a great fighting force and in furnishing money, food and ammuni- !10 ir.li.lHHATE PEACE PROSPECT, IS ! vievi of co;:GP,Essf,i; c. f. iz;z febraskan Declares That Congress Will See Great Conflict i Through Pays Tribute to Congressman C. Frank Reavis of Nebraska, speaking of the war, upon his arrival in Honolulu today, said: "The one who has the courage to predict the length or cost of the1! war is a far braver man than I. I can see no Immediate prospect of a mili tary decision and I greatly fear that if the end must await a decisive mili- tary victory it Ms much farther? awav than most of us think. There is a possibility of an economic condition; within the Central Powers that may hasten the end, but an early peace wnl , only be attained because of an econo- . .... . mlc conomon ana not cecause ui n military': condition. . ; v."; .-. v f!: The Congress intends to see It through. Whatever Individual sacri fices is essential to the welfare of the republic must be endur?d. J America must win this war, and to win it will require sacrifice upon all' our peop'tc. Every i man and woman should seeic the means whereby v he or she can Active Eervice in the war zone seems probable for 14 enlisted men of the 6th Aero Squadron, Aviation Section, Sismal Corps who have been ordered from this department to ; Call Field, i Wichita Falls, Texas, for duty. It is possible that the call is i to prepare tthem for duty over-seas. The 14 are ; as follows: Sgt l3t Class Walter S.r Smith, Sgt. iSS5 in ' . il'? m ATTRACTIVE , v PAPER il ANGINGS We feel that our established reputation gives weight to the endorsement which we place upon the new - paper f hangings produced by M.H. Birge & Sons Co. and which we now have on exhibition. In each pattern will be found that certain some f.Jn thing which , characterizes these distinctive, papers and ; removes them completely from the commonplace. Let us at least show , you these interesting decora tions. Their appeal will be , at once convincing, v ; v. Lovers & Co o!:c Lid. Lurnbsr and Building Ilatcrlnl ; 169-177 So. KinT Ct. m&, sis our nation will be required to exert j But wnatever .tne cost : me war. must go on until Prussian autocracy ' Is destroyed and tIs republic saved from German domination. This is a fight to save our nation, our democ- racy and the right of Anerican citl , zens, as well as to make the world ? safe 'tor : democracy. w'v .; -K.yiX; 'Ko one familiar with the mad 'am bitions! of Pan-Germanism can fail to-f realize5 that this is a struggle that in- ! volves the life of this reptiblic the per petuity of free Institutions a well as; the existence of heretofore free. and: independent nations of the world. .Th'e call is to arms and every American citizen who loves his coun- try will be behind the president and: will give loyal and sincere support to the vigorous prosecution of the1 war.' The cowards and traitors and unpatriotic pacificists have no place in this country.' They are enemies . to our nation and to the sacred cause j for which it is struggling. : . : , ; Patnotism of Hawaii v make the greatest contribution to tha national welfare, and having found itj should; earnestly and enthusiastically render the service. - "The appropriations of the last Con gress approximate twenty-one billion; dollars. This stupendous sum is great er than the total w ar ' xpens e o f . Great Britain or France or Russia, and is about sixty-two per cent of the total ! war cost of the Central powers cur. Ing the first three years of the "war. I hesitate to predict the expense of j the next year should the war, last j through. to 191. But wnatever it may be it will be paid and paid cheerfully by the great mass of patriotic Ane: ' icans.. ; 't.vL , ' "I cannot refrain from congratulat ing - your people won the splendid and patriotic response made by ths men cf ' Hawaii. I am told by thess In " authority that no finer soldiers tnarh under the flae than the bovl who come from the islands. ' . . ; Clyde C. Baymiller, Sgt. George Mers- dith, Cpl. James A. Fagal, Cpl. Frank O. James, Cook William M. Burttram, ! Pvts: 1st Class Carl D. Coleman, Thos. j E. Flaherty, William Freed, Vencel i Katies, Walter E. Lucas, Floyd' P, worth. : r. .O . ' . - ' ' Albert Edward Beckman and 311a- nie Patti Abbott were married n No- vember 5, Bishop Henry Bond Restar- ick officiating. Witnesses to uie cere mony , were Grace Andewc i and Guy Moten. --t'"i-;i-y-:.Sv.f i; - : was born on October 31 to Mr. and Mrs. : .William White of 1237 Peterson ' lane.