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FRIDAY. ............ NOVEMBER 30, 1917.
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r More Than a Local Issue
Chinese of Honolulu and those Caucasians who
are aiding Iheru, openly or tacitly, in their efforts
to secure the immigration of 30,000 Chinese laborers
for the rice-fields of, the islands, once again, have
brought up the coolie-labor issue by their appeals
to the visiting congressional party.
Whether local advocates of this project derived
substantial encouragement from the attitude i)f the
congressmen here is difficult to say. Their appeal
received courteous attention, but much more than
courteous attention or qualified promise is needed
before any congressman will seriously advocate
such a step.
Whether or not it is wise to add 30,000 Oriental
laborers to our present population and there are
plenty of people'here'who consider such a plan abso-
lutely unwise the Chinese exclusion law is not
likely to be modified. This is much more than a
; local, a territorial question. It is an international
question. It might become a grave international
, issue. V- - '' ; -j'Ji-y: '?:y.
Japan will not for a moment submit without
protest-to immigration of Chinese males to Hawaii
)vhen such immigration is denied Japanese males.
v If there is any doubt on that point, read this from
'The Independent Review," a periodical published
in Honolulu bv Keikichi Ishida:
The question of Chinese immigration into Hawaii
, has made its reappearance at this time when the
i American legislators have arrived here v .
v The friends of the Chinese immigration scheme
seem to be working hard to win the hearts of con
gressmen to open the way for the importation of the
: Chinese coolies, and some of the congressmen are like
' ly to he in favor the movement. : , V '
-j Whether the new Chinese immigrants are to be used,
I. If admitted here under certain terms, for the cultiva
tion of the rice fields in order to produce more rice
. . for the Japanese, who are, no doubt, the largest ele
. ments of Tice-eating community in Hawaii, or to be
eventually hired by the sugar, planters in order to fill
.' room made vacant by the decrease of the number of
; , the Japanese, hands on the plantations we do not
know. ... V-.-:
Yet, we are not against the importation of our
friends, Chinese people into the land where we are
living, provided the Japanese are admitted into Ha
waii as freely as before 1308, when the gentlemen's
agreement brought sudden stop to the Japanese .immi
gration to the territory. v .
We beseech the senators and representatives of the
American Congress to .sea the Chinese immigration
v. question not only from the standpoint of the mere rice
. cultivation, but at the Bame time from the American
Japanese diplomatic relation. ; " '
This is the point instantly made by a Japanese
'editor , resident in Hawaii land whose attitude, it
mav fairlv be stated,, is much more inclined to be
sympathetic with local conditions. than the attitude
of Japanese editors and ;ofUcials resident in Japan.
, I The scheme to secure the importation of Chinese
labor may secure some substantial backing in Wash
ington under severe war conditions, hose condi
tions may possibly arise here. They have not now
arisen. What legislator of those who left two days
ago declaring that wiat Hawaii needs is "more
Americanization' can expect to secure that ideal
condition through bringing in Chinese labor ?
5 Hawaii lias gained' a great many useful citizens,
sterling businessmen and bright young boy a and
girls through its Chinese element. It is in no sense
derogatory to their admirable qualities to say that
the territory now has about all the "assimilation"
' problem it can successfully handle.
Getting At the Facts
In drawing public attention to "the shortcomings
of the national guard camp at Kawailoa, the news
papers of Honolulu are fulfilling a duty that is far
from agreeable.
It would have been much "ntcer all arouud" to
have' said nothing about the persistent rumors of
gambling in the camp; about the varied and vari
ous stories of fights and near-riots; about the
change in program which surprised and disappoin
ed a number or capable officers; about the stories
told by Filipinos concerning disorganization of the
IJut the situation that presented itself immedi
ately upon the ending of the camp called for ven
tilation, and it is a gratification to record that al
ready, as a result of the lessons of the tamp and
the incidents there, plans for changes, for revisions
and for some steps approaching reforms arc being
worked out. If the rumors w.n-e untrue or exagger
ated, they will be stamped as such,
v For the monej', time and energy spent all over
the territory on the national guard, the territory is
entitled to full return in efficiency. Furthermore,
the public i3 entitled to know the truth about the
guard and is entitled to know the causes for a dis
satisfaction that cannot be glossed over. Gen. John
son said yesterday that he will sift every rumor,
every story, reflecting on the discipline and conduct
of the Kawailoa camp and that the truth will be
made public. These. are not military secrets; they
are in no way confidential military matters. They
are eminently' of public concern and the public is
eminently entitled to know the fajcts.
Brazil has secured a merchant marine by the
simple expedient of taking over some 30 interned
German ships. And, to rub Berlin a little harder,
these ships will be used to carry food supplies to the
President Wilson had a 40-pound turkey for
Thanksgiving yesterday. It was given .him. by .an
admirer, so he didn't have to worry about the high
cost of poultry meat.
American soldiers in France had an old-fashioned
Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. All of which will
help them to do the new-fashioned fighting now
.Winter is said to be breaking German communi
cations in Italy, but it won't prevent the kaiser
from announcing a victory every day or so.
Kerensk v was not the "strong man of Russia,"
though for awhile he made a noise like that much
desired individual.
Lenine and Trotzky don't know where they're go
ing, hut they're on their wav.
The newest indoor sport for Honolulu is Hunt
ing Down the Hyphen.
Germany's place in the sun is going to be mighty
hard to hold this winter.
Italy still retains the -spirit of Garibaldi.
; Bulletins issued by the ": United
l- States Civil Service Commission under
' the date of November 10, regarding a
great number of vacancies In various
branches controlled by the commis-
; sion, and cxaminaticns to: be held for
those - positions, have been received
at the Honolulu post office. Persons
residing In Honolulu or the Hawaiian
5 Territory who are interested in tak
ing the 'competitive examinations, re
quirements, salaries, place of service;
- opportunities for advancement, and
any other data, by applying at the lo
cal customs house, foot of Fort street.
Following is a list of vacancies for
vhich examinations will be hed, and
' the date of examination, also salaries:
Ore dressing engineer, men only, for
duty in Mine Experiment Bureau, Min
neapolis, 52400 to $3600; junior chem
ical engineer, male, duty with Bureau
r of Mines. $1200. to $1500; assistant In
-lumbering, duty at Madison, Wis.,
Products laboratory.- $2000 , to : $2600;
pathologist, male.- for: duty at Freed-
mans , Hospital, Washington, D. C,
000 medical interne, male and fe
male St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Wash
Sgton. D. O. $900; architectural and
structural steel draftsman, lighthouse
service. $1500; editorial clerk, men and
womehfor duty In departmental ser
vice $1200 to $1600; electrical expert
- a id 'male, for duty in navy yards cr
' Savv M to $6 a day; radio bookkeep
er accountants, auditing clerks, grade
i and auditing clerks, trade 2. male
ird female, for duty with naval com
unicaon service,. $1200 to $1800;
Me-raph rate expert, male, vacancies
Office of United States food admin
Sftlon $117 per month;- electrical
Sire $153 to $164 per month; mspec
I; f car equipment, male, for Inter
lZt J commerce Commission; $1500;
It istant in visual agricultural instruc
ion male. $2000. . ; ; ,
nv applying to the Honolulu custom
; information: as to; the blank
!iC;' on which to make application
lc Wnation may be secured, also
:p; ormaUon;Concerning duties,
1 , qualifications ; necessary, for
r-nes.iM itionS. All examinations
t-e various PslV" n-c.ember ' '
to held du"L ,
Zf cpyeral burglaries in Ma-
rcrts oi been made to the
Students of the College of Hawaii
will present tonight "The Glory of
Their Years," a play by J. It. Froome,
Jr. The play will be repeated tomor
row night. Tickets may be obtained
at the door.
Robert Waialeale, a member of the
Hawaiian quintet at the Ford auto fac
tory, Detroit, has returned to the Isl
ands for a six weeks', vacation before
returning to the states to start mili
tary training. -Waialeale has been
drafted along with -William Lincoln,
another member of the quintet,1 and
these two Honolulu boys expect to be
training for service in 'France before
long.'; :- ::-rT :i i C'.vV
Five local boys Waialeale, Lincoln,
Henry Kailimai, Gordon Auaia and Ka
ohu McKenzIe are employed in the
magneto department of the Ford; fac
tory, and during their off hours play
Hawaiian music for the thousands of
employes. The boys, left the islands
four years ago and toured the United
States. George Bush, another , Hono
lulu boy, Is with them at the Detroit
factory. ;: ,;V,'?:'';:7i;-X.;-V'i:i!:;v :ih ;
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:e !"vi:3 ,'urpp arrested was con-
v c'-o c u c mors are booked for
' connection-: with the
Capt.: Frank J. Dougherty, quarter
master reserve corps, was announced
at army headquarters today as post
quartermaster for Fort Shatter. Capt
Dougherty takes the place left. vacant
by Lieut-Col. Daniel H. Glenty. who
sailed this week for the mainland, and
who has been relieved from the Shatt
er office. Captain Dougherty, who vras
formerly regimental i adjutant of the
1st Infantry, was called to active ser
vice in the reserve corps a . month or
so ago. - ' 'X v v;' : ;-;;;: V---
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'Arrested last night and .booked as
a supposedly Insane person, Poai Ka
maha, a Hawaiian, died ; : at police
headquarters this" ofrning. Death was
due -to complications caused bl alco
holic poinsoning. Kamaha was arrest
ed last night near A Aala park, ami
taken to headquarters because ' he
was acting in a peculiar manner. -
With the Junior CCrusaders as lead
ers the Punahou Preparatry School
Service Association yesterday made
happy many of the poor children -of
the city with Thanksgiving gifts of
fruit and provisions. Red Cross sym
bols made of the deep red of the
exoria and" the red hibiscus blossom
decorated these gifts, which, attrac
tively arranged in the Charles It.
Bishop hall, made' -a fitting back
ground for the Thanksgiving exercises
which preceded the loading of the
good things into the automobiles that
took them to their destination.
The program opened with singing
by the Academy Boys' Glee Club, un
der the direction of Miss Jane Winne.
Following these songs the story of the
first Thanksgiving was told.
Pupils of the fifth grade dressed as
pumpkins, entertained with a drill.
The dance of the Golden Stars,
founded on a fairy taley was cleverly
.The little patriotic play given by the
children of the sixt, seventh and
eighth grades.
The Junior Crusaders, who stood
sponsor for all the work done in get
ting the gifts together, are Marguerite
Belser, Richard Raymond, Wayson
WTilliams. Elizabeth Waterhouse, Mont
gomery Clark, Peggy Wilder, Carrol
Horner, Marion Forbes, Phillips
Brooks, Marion Dows tt, Bob Burbank,
Ruth Cockroft and Rev. Jacobson.
Miss Vera Klotz was in charge of
the very interesting program and of
tL distribution of the gifts.
Leslie Preston Scott, former Hono
Iulan who has recently completed a
course of military training at? Platts
burg, N. Y., has received his commis
sion as first lieutenant in the aviation
section of the signal corps. Scott-left
Honolulu last June and entered the
training camp to work for a commis
sion in the national army. v
The new officer was formerly deputy
attorney general for the territory. He
is the son of Prof. M. M. Scott prin
cipal of McKinley high school.'
The Kilauca made a special voyage
to Lahaina and Kahului yesterday with
Maui national guardsmen. The Inter
Island vessel took over 262 men and
the Claudine will take the balance of
the Valley Island guardsmen; 60 men,
this evenly
The spirit of Thanksgiving reigned
supreme yesterday, with services ' in
many of the Honolulu churches" as
well as the chapels at the army posts,
open house until 10r30 last night at
the Army and Navy '.Y," exercises lat
Punahou, with football games in tne
afternoon, automobile loads of provi
sions distributed among the poor of
the city, and special dinners in all the
army posts, at Pearl Harbor, Schofield
Barracks, in nearly all the institutions,
boarding schools, hotels, boarding
houses, and in many of the private
Thanksgiving y services in all the
churches were marked by an unusual
ly large attendance, and by an at
"tentipn and devotion that showed an
earnest cooperation with the Presi
dent "in his desire 10 make yesterday
a day of general thanksgiving.
Union services of the Methodist,
Christian and Central Union, with a
sermon by Rev. L. L. Loofbourow, oc
cupied the attention of a congregation
which literally packed Central Union
Military Mass at Catholic Cathedral
Impressive and beautiful was the
military high mass yesterday which
was the , outstanding feature of the
Thanksgiving services of i Catholic
churches and institutions. The mass
was celebrated at the cathedral on
Fort street beginning at 10 o'clock.
Governor Pinkham, General Wisser,
commanding the Hawaiian depart
ment, and several other territorial
and federal officials, were in attend
ance. A military orchestra furnished mar
tial music, largely in connection with
the choristers who sang during the
mass. At the end of the mass, Chap
lain Ignatius Fealy of the 1st Field
Artillery, read the President's Thanks
giving proclamation, and followed
with a brief address In which he
thanked the governor, Gen. Wisser
and others for their attendance, in
the name of the bishop and of the
Catholic community, and declared that
this church community is intensely de
voted, to upholding' the policies of the
nation's chief magistrate, and Is pa
triotic; and loyal in time of war. As
the 'audience dispersed, the orchestra
rendered a medley of patriotic airs.
St. Andrew's Cathedral, where Bish
op Restarick and Canon. Ault officiat
ed, had one of the largest congrega
tions seen there since last Easter, and
tfte bishop's sermon, dealing with the
great question of the war, was elo
quent in its appeal to the patriotism
and loyalty of the American , people.
The congregations from St Elizabeth's
and several of the other Episcopal
churches in the city, attended this
service. :; ;.':;-::; .:'
! St. Clement's service at 9 o'clock
was also well attended, and the ser-
i vices, with music appropriate to the
occasion, were both impressive and
Yesterday , evening the ' Salvation
Army called together a large crowd
from the street with its hymns and
its instrumental music.
At the army posts, where thousands
of enlisted men had a whole holiday,
entertainment for the day consisted
of baseball and football, music on the
piano and graphophone indoors, pool
and billiards, cards and anything else
that came up to, claim a' part of the
holiday spirit J
But the real feature of the day was
the huge Thanksgiving dinner at noon.
Thanksgiving Day is always looked
forward to by the boys in khaki, and
that they expected as .much this year
as in former years was evidenced by
their courteous but firm refusal to ac
cept the hospitality of any of the Ho
nolulu civilians for, Thursday. The
ladies of the War Counciland the or
ganizations acting under their direc
tion who have been contributing to the
pleasure of the soldiers in the last
few months found out three weeks
ago that It would be a real kindness
to the soldier not to try to lure him
away from his quarters for Thanksgiv
ing dinner. : ( :
The so-called stamp act goes into
effect tomorrow, December 1, and le
gal documents of many kinds, capital
stock, bonds, bonds of indebtedness,
surety bonds, checks' and notes other
than those payable at sight, deeds,
conveyances, custom hous,e entries
and withdrawals, foreign passenger
tickets, powers of attorney, proxies
for corporation voting and parcel post
packages will require special docu
mentary stamps from now on. These
stamps can be obtained from-the of
fice, of Ralph S- Johnstone.' coilector
of .Internal revenue.
While the businessman will be con
eiderably affected," the average per
son will not be greatly affected by
the act except in "the matter of the
parcel post. For every 25 cents paid
as regular postage on packages to be
forwarded through the parcel post
one cent more will be required and
those extra cents to be affixed pro
perly must be documentary stamps.
The ordinary postoffice stamps can-J
cot oe used m p:ace or documentary
What is more, no pareel or package
will be transported until it is stamped
with the required documentary stamp
duly cancelled. The cancellation will
be done by placing on a place provid
ed on the face of the stamp the ini
tials of the shipper. While the docu
mentary stamps for any other docu
ments and papers included in the act
may only be obtained from the col
lector of Internal revenue the docu
mentary stamps for parcel post pack
ages will be on sale with every post
master In the islands.
Failure to stamp documents and
parcel post packages which require
these stamps will Involve as a penalty
a fine of $100 for each offense and
the act points out specifically that
both the shipper and re?ver are
liable for the failure to affix the doc
umentary stamps.
Other documents and the rate of tax
charged upon them which become ef-!
fective today are as follows:
For bonds of -indebtedness issued
cn and after December 1 a tax of 5
cents on every $100.
Bonds of surety and indemnity have
a flat rate of 50 cents except where
a premium is charged .when the tax
will be one per centum.
Capital stocks will be taxed 5 cents
on every $100 and where the stock is
below par 5 cents on every share.
. Where the stock Is over $100 a
share the tax will be 5 cents for each
$100 and 5 cents for every fraction
over that mark.
Sales .of capital stock, transfers of
stock and agreements of sale will be
taxed 2 cents on every $100 but in
case it is below $100 a share it will be
taxed 2 cents per share, while If it Is
over the hundred mark It will bring
2 cents for every. $100 and 2 cents for
every fraction" over the last hundred
mark. :'"':' ;-, :' -: v :':CX ;v.:'f;:'
Draft checks or notes payable
otherwise than" at sight will be taxed
2 cents per $100; conveyances and
deeds will be taxed -50 cents on each
$500 or fraction, thereof.
Custom . house entries will , be ' 25
cents up to $100 vjlue; 50 cents for
Values from $100 to $500 and $1 for
values over $500. . v :;.r
Entries for withdrawals from cus
tom house .will have a flat rate of 50
cents. kX:'';: '-..: . rk;':.--:r4:..
Foreign .'passenger tickets will; be
taxed as follows: $1 on tickets cost
ing from $10 to $30; $3 on tickets
costing " $30 to $60 and $5 on ticket?,
costing over $60. '
Proxies for corporation voting will
be taxed ,10 cents and power of attor
ney executions 25 cents. . : ;
The act also places a tax on sales
of produce but as no dealing in fu
tures Is done here the tax will - not
apply in Hawaii. ,
Fol lowing the big regatta at the
Outrigger Canoe club on Saturday
afternoon,, the members of the club
will hold a chowder supper and dance.
During the past few months the com
mittees at this club have been taking
ap active. Interest in boosting athletic
and social events and the supper and
dance this evening promises to be a
real event.
There has been much interest taken
in the big events which will be staged,
and the mile and one-half race in
which Duke, Kelii, Langer and others
are entered, should attract attention.
A large number of tickets for the sup
per and dance have been sold. The
chowder will begin at 6:30 and the
dancing will start at 8:30.
Word has been received from the
Great Falls, . Montana, Commercial
Club that extensive publicity is being
given the Hawaiian islands In the
Great Falls papers. A great number
of people from Montana visit the isl
ands each year, and the Great Falls
newspapers are publishing extensive
accounts of the islands, together with
the carnival and swimming programs.
Fred Halton, secretary of the pro
motion committee, announces that he
A very attractive, three-bedroom home onmpper Fort
street, near Kuakini street only one block from Nuuanu
street. An unusually well-built home built by day labor
Gas, electricity, sewer. Size of lot 50x75 feet. ;
Price only $2500.00
Guardian Trust .Co, , Ltd, .
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Eeal Estate Department. TeL 3688. : Stangenwald Bldg 1
If the Gift comes
from Wichtrian s
he appreciation of the recip
ient will be deepened by the
knowledge of the real, nnqnes-.
tioned value that the gift rep
resents. -
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The Wichman Christmas dis-
plays were never more alluring
j nor more appropriate to the
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Platinimsmiths and Jewelers
has a large supply of maps and litera
tore of the Far East, Siberia and Russia,-
and any one interested, in these
countries should call at the promotion
committee offices and secure them.
' Yesterday was certainly Thanks
giving day for, 250 Star-Bulletin news
boys ! Under the direction of W. B.
Taylor, circulation manager, the new
sies were treated to a car ride all
around Honolulu, a swim at the public
baths, and sports at Kapiolanl Park.
After the outdoor sports, the newsies
went to the Empire theater where they
were treated to a movie show. -
The 250 news vendors; made up of
almost every race under the sun, left
me aiar-juujieiin oiuce on jsieramm
street at 8 a. m. for a ride over tlie
entire railway system. They reached
Kapiolanl Park at 11 o'clock, and went
to the public baths, where the lady in
charge had provided bathing suits for
the boys. Vr'"v-.Lv-..,i';
. After the swim they went to Kapio-.
DofV tvKava Ko itotftv Inn rlf1
put up a huge Thanksgiving . dinner
which featured, turkey and cranberry
oanA Ann tv triQirA tha nav rnm-
plete, after every one had rested ' up
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the trolley cars again and went to the
Empire tlieater.- V; ' ; -r- ; '; " ;
After the show the' boys went to
their homes. It was "some day, they'
all agreed. Mr. Taylor was assisted
by William Prenderga3t - and William'
Maboa, distributing clerks, and Leon-'
ard Madeira, mailing room clerk, and
S. Uyeno,. route man. ' "; -
rr HERE is, one way by which you can
A'r dispose of your property among your ;
heirs, with an assurance that the disposi
tion will be. according to your own wishes. ;
That way is the way of a good Will. ".
Make a good will with the aid of your
lawyer. ; If you have no regular lawyer,'
come to U3 and we will suggest a good one.
Appoint this Trust Company 4 as Vour
executor. '
; In ; that way you . will be doubly safe
guarded. You may consult with our Trust Officers
at any time without'eharge or obligation.
in the
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Boast of the following
Finely paved streets ! ; . ;
Proximity to a good carllne
Broad outlooks , , '. -Congenial
neighbors . 1 ; .J
Coolr fresh ' country air
Large lots
Alt city conveniences
A splendid location for young folks to begin
; their lives together.
i Let us show you the attractions of
this tract. In Makiki. Phone 5701
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