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hoxoltjlti ctaebtjixeti ' . - TO SET If TC1!S PAPER El. RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR FMDAY.. .DKCKMHKK 14. 101 Germanism In Honolulu It i ;i rrrliiiiii v that vwvy Aiurri an uu n-al Vf'Mtrnla.v ;riifliif diary isolations mUl iwlieJ in ln Star Kullwin said to IiiinsHf : "How li;ih it hapjK-iK'd that t li i Indd and dau;:T ouk intrigue was rarricd on uudT ih nos4 of Anu-r irnu ottirialf in Honolulu?" Q onipurat i vol v It i uit' i oncvivalile that ("apt. ir;iMlnf of the; f45.M0. Hut interned oruiwr (ieier could have iomuinuiated j stopped hhort of the goal, verballv and in writing with such werret a:euts as! Although women have always What the Women Are Doing Thro i a vigorous and militant ring in th V. NY. A. adert iseuiont today. It call to Honolulu to -go over the top" with it in T lie ' drive" for wider usefulness, for greater service. Kvery dollar today means another H toward the goal. In a few days of inu'iisiw work the women and girls of the "Y. V." have reached withiu a few thousand dollars of their needed it must not ! said that Honolulu NO AGE LIMIT. est against it is the great danger of executing innocent persons. That this has been done in many instances can rot be denied. Kar Nt:;r would it be had a verv real K 17;" could have dealt through (lermans here, part to play in the wars of the world, it has never and could have carried on hi wlieine with IJoy-lM,! leen so true as it is today that women are literally vou 1'apen and von IJerimtorff, for little was done ( supporting their nati(ns. in practical, material ways which will help to determine the tinal out come of this most stujeu(ouH of all wars. Women two million strong are laboring in night and day shifts in the munition factories in England Thousands are laboring under even greater strain in France. In America, little as Honolulu realizes it, great numbers f girls, unused to manual labor bare volunteered their services, and are giving iu dispensable assistance in our never-ceasing muni tion plants. To keep our men at the front thousands of Amer ican nurses have volunteered their services, and arc gladly going into the very firing line to care for the wounded of America, France and England. Both of these great groups of women need every i.: j. i . . i i . , .. .. un ui support, -moral ana pnvsicai mat tuev can be given, if they are to be able to continue their in dispensable service for humanity and the winning of the war. Besides these women there are thousands of young girls of America, whose patriotic enthusiasm is splendid, but likely to sweep them off their feet unless it can be guided into safe and useful chan nels. AVhat kind of women these girls are to be come is a question worth v of deep consideration for all who are concerned for the future well being of America's social life. The Young Women's Christian Association, be cause of years of experience in industrial, social and general Christian work is readv now to meet just it . oicse crises in the lives of women in a war which is daily-dragging into its great tangle more and more of the citizens of America. The Honolulu Y. W. C. A. has been called on to do its share in the national work. It has also real ised its special responsibility during the war-period in local work. These two outstanding needs are the principal reason -w hy the budget this year is so much larger than last. Honolulu never needed the skilled and courageous work of the Young Women's Christian Association more than now. The nation never more than now needed the combined efforts of its Christian work er's tohelp solve national problems the Mar has thrust upon us. This is not a focal appeal; it is a patriotic oppor tunity to serve your nation. L- to restrict the freedom of action ;f the interned Germans until we ourselves broke with Germany. I But the Geier commander went much further. lie rehabilitated and constantly used a wireless ap V para t us on board the cruiser while the little vessel . lay at a local wharf within a few yards of a naval office, under the eyes of all manner of officialdom. There is a rising tide of complaint which will not r- be stilled against apparent indifference, in some " quarters, to instance of what has seemed to be Ger man propaganda or activity brought to official at tention. Let it not be supposed that such official indifference is universal. On the contrary, the pub lication of the Grasshof diary yesterday shows that . the naval intelligence office is "on the job.'' But ; uch facts as those set down by Grasshof indicate ' the audacity with which the Germans plotted in a small community where city, territorial and federal V - officials swarm. The exhibition of official temporizing with Ger man menace and insolence at the time when it was sought to move German ships out of the harbor uretty well disgusted a great many Americans nere By that time the extent and unscrupulous nature of the German spy-system and Berlin intrigue were . nuite well known. Neither then nor since tnen nas there been excuse for any official to be asleep on -the job. Trior to the time when we went to war -with Germanv, it may be said that the wnoie coun try was asleep to the facts of Hun activity. A few newspapers such as the Providence Journal ami the New York World, had exposed a great many incidents and a few brainy men iu Uncle Sam's service were doing effective work more quietly, and numerous plotters had been unearthed, but it was true of officialdom in general, as of the American people in general that they were not awake to the necessity of eternal vigilance and unnagging vigor In every community : The east has had its awakening. . Hawaii is just - beginning to rub its eyes. Perhaps after awhile Hawaii 'will begin; tar "get mad." Perhaps- these revelations will sink home and arouse in the heart of everv citizen the burning indignation which Ger man perfidy ought to arouse. Perhaps we' shall begin to realize that German plotting concerns tfot only New York and asmngton ana Jiamax, out Honolulu. Terhaps we shall strip the situation of a sentiment colored bv Ionff friendships, and see Hun rothlessness in all its brazen, lying blackness. V John R. Rathom, . the editor of the Providence Journal, keeps standing at the head of his editorial column' daily a warning' in which 'this sentence occurs: . "Every German or Austrian in the United States, unlet knotcn by years of association to be abso lutely loyal, should be treated as a potential spy." That warning is as; timely in Honolulu as in Providence. 1 V ANOTHER PLOT SHATTERED. )i- fprom Dallr Financial America) .'The yellow-peril jingoists and their intriguing Teutonic allies will have to bestir themselves witn new propaganda if they wish to offset the agree ment just concluded between the United States and Japan. The two cardinal points reached and ad justed by Viscount Ishii and Secretary of State T.nnRin'f are the recognition of Japan's "special in terests" in China' and the i reiteration of the main tenance of the "open door" or equal opportunity for trade principle. . ' ' The negotiations which lead to the making of an agreement between the two countries were brought about to silence the mischievous reports that have been' circulated by the Japanese-baiters who un- knowingly or not were working in conjunction with the paid kaiser agents. Germany for years has sought to foment trouble between the United States and Japan. Recently the necessity for bringing about this rupture has become more apparent Every device known to the German diplomats to bring about disagreement was being used. As usual, however, they overplayed their hand and the plot was discovered in time to be successfully frustrated. . A mutual understanding has been reached which establishes anew the principles governing the poli cies of the two governments in relation to China. The removal of doubts and suspicious has been ac complished by this declaration of the new doctrine regarding the Far bast.. Along with the settling of this vexatious problem .' Las come a sincere and candid expression of Japan's earnest desire to cooperate with this country in waging war against the German government. As serting that his country was eager to do its part in the suppression of German militarism and to that tend wished to work with us in every practical way. Viscount Ishii added another spike in the guns of the jingoistic yelpers. Let us hope it is their last weapon, that he has thus put out of action. If so he has undone in a few days. the propaganda of years, and brought both nations to see clearly the trap which had been so skilfully set for them. May his vbyage home 1 as enjoyable as his stay here was inemrable WORTH THE COST OF THE WAR. "I. suppose not many fortunate by-products can come out of a war, but if the United States can learn something about saving out pf this war it will be worth the cost of the war; I mean the literal cost of "it in money and resources. I suppose we have several times over wasted what we are now about to spend. We have not known that there was any limit to our resources; we are now finding out that there maybe if we are not careful.'' From President Wilson's speech to the War-Savings Committee.' v Many a poor child in Honolulu will be made hap pier as' the result of the thoughtfulness of Hono lulans in contributing magazines, picture-books, postcards and' photos, which are to be used in scrap books under the guidance of the ubiquitous Santa Clans. The Star-Bulletin has been asked not to mention the name of the home for which these gifts are designed, but there are some 50 children there to whom the scrapbooks will bring delight. Iaveyour contributions in the editor's office. They will be placed in the proper hands. A kind friend has informed us that the plural of Bolsheviki is Bolsheviki, while the singular is Bol shevik. Much obliged, K. F. ! For several months we have committed the unpardonable orthograph ical sin of tacking an "s" on the end. We often used to wonder if the brass band on the Geier played under the impression th'at it was making music. Now it is hinted that the svneopat- ed noise was used to camouflage the crackling of tne wireless. Germany is trying another submarine dri with discouraging results. That is. discouraging to Germanv. If Ex-Czar Nicholas and his beautiful ex-grand duchess daughter were in Honolulu yesterday they did not leave cards for the governor and Gen. Sam uel I. Johnson, N. G. H. Santa Claus, MacAdam & Companv will do its level Jest for Honolulu's Christmas, but apparently there has to be more cooperation from the shipping board. tditor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: It is with a pane of patriotic re- rt that many a man today realizes ; to make life imprisonment the max that aue and Dossiblv plivsical condi-! imum penalty than to make this grate tion bar bim from participating in the j mistake even in one case. The death military struggle his country is now penalty is an irrevocable decree. It makin;. and even eliminate him from I is a penalty not a punishment. It is the throng seekine. through the re- based on the primitive desire for re cruiting officer, a chance to get to the venge and all feeling for revenge front. should be discouraged as it is against A man with militarv learning, quite j the best interests of society. The sufficient to creditably fill an offi- death penalty encourages this desire, cer s commission, finds' that he is not, Lynchings are an outgrowth of the eligible to a second lieutenancy be-1 primitive desire for revenge and flour cause h is over "1 years of age. If ish in the states where capital pun he is over 36 he is not for a first) ishment is resorted to with the great lieutenant's stripes, and the chances! e-st frequency. It is repugnant to all of a captaincv slip away from the the finer feelings of human nature, otherwise efficient man if he is be ! One encouraging feature towards yond AZ. ' lne abolishment of capital punishment He might volunteer as a private' is the increasing reluctance of juries but it is almost a foregone conclusion ' in imposing the sentence or death, that he will not see action, for his their finer feelings revolt against it turn would not be reached until a ("Vengeance is mine. I will repay, third or fourth "call" has been Sent saith the Lord." The early Christian forth which, in the. enthusiasm now j church was opposed to the death pen stown bv those who are willing to ty and the law of the church forbade join the "colors, in response to the its members from adjudging capital sentences. . uur neignDor across me water, the state of California, is wag ing a strong campaign against this great wrong. Why not begin a? cam paign here in these islands? Why slogan, "Your Country Needs ou. who are physically fit and in the age limit, will mean that the aged vol unteer will probably never be called. The averaep red-blooded American. who is thus barred from serving in w"t tor more convenient time? Abolish capital Let's btgin now. punishment. Yours for humanity, MARTHA E. TOWNSEXD. Wahiawa, Oahu. December 11, 1917. I PERSONALITIES MR. and MRS. A. C. KITCHLER re- a the trenches or pulling the lanyard of a gun feels that he is futile. Not so. That is where a mistake is made. There are many lines of patriotic-, service, powderles- and gunlessj though they be, which are, neverthe- j less, as great a factor in the ultimate j success of the boys "over there ' as are shot and shelL He can serve his country just as faithfully bv lendine his every aid toward conserving and increasing the turned to town yesterday after food supply; by assisting in keeping three weeks' stay on Maui, down the Drice of articles of daily. consumption; by so far as he can,! JACK D. CLEARY, formerly in the deprecating any symptoms of hys-. employ of Henry May & Co., has en teria that might come to the surface tered the employ of the Hoffschlaeger through unsettled finance or an agi- ro tated labor market. He can curtail on his own pleasures to an extent that MRS. H. K. HOPE underwent a suc the finances of his government may cessful operation at the Queen's no3- hft enlareed iust that much. There pitai yesterday. She win probably be are many ways to .help win this great able to return to her home in Kaimuki war without being actually engaged aunng me coming week, in shootinz down the enemy. ! The slogan reads, "Your Country , ALAN LOWREY of Honolulu, who Needs You." There is no age limit recently entered the aviation service, auoted if vou will observe. I attained a speed of 100 miles an hour Our country needs every one of us,' in his first flight in an army aeroplana old and young. It needs the sober, at nensacoia, Florida, recently. level-headed, conservative "homej guard" fully as much as it does the' REPRESENTATIVE Z. K. WAIA-khaki-clad "flower of the nation" that HOLO of Maui has been confined in is following "Old Glory," through the the Queen's hospital seriously ill, but trenches of France. Make good. M. is now convalescing. He is connect- THE FLAG UPSIDE DOWN jed with the Pioneer Mill Co. of ' haina, Maui. La- Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: After all that has been said riono and written about the use, abuso and proper display of the United Misses Hajselden have been attend- MISSES RACHAEL and ELEANOR HAYSENDEN, accompanied by their aunt, Mies R, Gibson, left today foi Waiohinu, Kau, West Hawaii. Tfc States flag, it is somewhat surprising to find a flag not in harmony with Its neighbors. There is a picture in the makai ing the Sacred Heart Academy, Kat muki. MANUEL PERRY, who was con- winHniv of th Hawaii: Promotion neciea wun me uonoiuiu iron woritt Committee headquarters on Bishop ' the past year. . left for the . mainland street, draped with a United States flag, and the flails upside down. This "sliD" might happen to the best of us, but the wrfter notified the Promotion Committee of this over sight some two weeks ago, but the flag still decorates the picture up side down. We don't care for ourselves toh no but we really don't want visitors to get a wrong impression of us, that is, us" who don t have anything to ao with displaying that particular flag. T. M. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sir: It may interest some of the many readers ydjur paper to hear what Kansas has done and is doing in me way of making good. As a small child I remember the early days of Kansas and the strug gle of the first pioneers there. But whatever Kansas may have been in those days she has certainly made good in many ways since that time. The abolishment of capital punish ment is one of the things she has ac complished that all other states and territories that have not already taken this step should emulate. There has been no execution of criminals taken place in Kansas since the year 1872. The law of 1872 re quired that a person condemned to death should be imprisoned for one year before the execution and his ex ecution was to take place only under the order of the governor. As a re suit those condemned to death served a life sentence. In 1807 the law was amended and life imprisonment be came the maximum penalty. For 45 years Kansas has not practised the legalized crime of murdering her crim inals. There are many objections to cap ital punishment and one of the strong- last week and will visit relatives In San Leandro, California. He expect to return to Honolulu some time iu the future. REV. SAMUEL K. KAMAIOPIL1. assistant pastor of Kaumakapil) church, left today for Maul, from where he will return next Tuesday morning in the Mauna Kea. Mr. Ka maiopili will speak at the 11 o'clock service Sunday morning at the Waine Hawaiian church, Lahaina. I VITAL STATISTICS 1 BORN ANDRADE In Honolulu, Dec. 13, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Roman An drade of 1736 Kaumualli street, a daughter. SPENCER In Honolulu, Dec. 12, 1917. to Mr. and Mrs. David R. Spen cer of Kalani street, Kalihi, a daughter Lily Haliaka. RIBERA In Honolulu, Dec. 8, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ribera of 950 Alapal lane a daughter Hattie. MARRIED FRAGAS-BORGES n Honolulu, Dec. 13, 1917, John Fragas and Mrs. Es ther K. Borges, Rev. Samuel K. Kamaiopili, assistant pastor of Kaumakapili church, officiating; witnesses Mrs. Agnes H. Naiwi and Mrs. S. K. Kamaiopili. NAPIER-GOSLING In Honolulu, Dec. 10, 1917, John Scott Napier nd M.'ss Annie Gosling, Rev. Albert W. Pal mer of Ceinral Union chnrjfi ofll ciatinr, witnesses James Alexan der Kerr and Eleanor Go"nr. JDIED ANDRADE In Honolulu, Dec. 1?., 1917, infant daughter of Mr. anJ Mm. Rom at. Andrade of 17.-6 Kau trualii Rtxret, a native of th:s ?l'y. K-17 is not. as might be supposed, the name of ft submarine, but he worked under the sutface just the same. Herr Grasshof doubtless wishes he had kept some of his thoughts to himse'i Pawaa Home A very comfortable four-bedroom home on King St, near Pawaa Junction. Servants' quarters. Laundry. Chicken run. Garage. Large lot with 100 ft. frontage on King St., containing an area of 13,900 ft. Pretty front yard. Price $4500.00 Guardian Trust Co,, Ltd, Seal Sitte Department. Tel 3658, Stasgeawald Bldg CJGet into Saturday's Star-Bulletin. fit's the newspaper bought by all Hawaii CJFor Saturday's live news and Sunday's reading. I Eight more shopping days before Christmas. Paid Publicity Serves Shoppers. The general circulation of the Honolulu Star Bulletin for the Last Five Saturdays AO 7Q7 was 82.TJ, 8577, J771, 8477, 8740, total Oy 57 An average of 8759 every Saturday. KKKAHA- -At the Emergency Hospi tal. Honolulu, Dec 12. 1.U7. Lei tvi.ihc r yt-ar-old daughter of Mr. l i'l Sir. Harris A. Kek i'ia c' Te Uron Jane, Palama, a catt3 of lb:s city. A'l'K -in Honoluu, Dec. 1?. Manuel, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Joaqain Alves of Pauoa lane, a native of this city. PROMOTION COMMITTEE PUBLICITY NOTES Phli Danky, coast representative of the Hawaiian promotion committee, writen tn Secretary Fred Halton ask ing for copies of the 1917 Manuel of Hawaiian Securities. He says that the demand for these books has com pletely exhausted his stock. He also reports huge crowds attending the Ha waii exhibit at the California State Exposition, and says that the motion pictures taken in the islands sevem mnntha aeo bv the Henrv Ford film- ers is making a tremendous hit. The films were taken of the Volcano. Maui, Waikiki and surrounding country. A reel of the films is being sent to Mr. Halton. who will exhibit them here. Th secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Sheboygan, Wis., writes for information concerning Srgt Mel- vin Dressen, machine gun company, 2nd Infantry. Dresden's mother, in Sheboygan, has not heard from him for some time and is anxious concern ing him. Any information concerning Dressen will be forwarded to Sheboy gan. four-minuteVpeaker warnof hun plots At the Bijou theater last evening Ly R. Hemenway gave a short talk rf the causes and reasons of AmericrV entry into the world war and he called upon the people of Honolulu to show their loyalty in every way. "It is not a question of 'our conn try, right or wrong,' for w are right," said Mr. Hemenway. "We did not en ter the war without cool deliberation. Some may say we waited too ionr. but now that we are In it we must stand by to the end and see that the Gar mans are thoroughly defeated." Mr. Hemenway also touched upon the Hun plots which had Honolulu for th3lr base of operation, and he wanted the people that they must be always on the lookout for any future actM ties of the same kind. I FUEL SHORTAGE CL08E8 PUBLIC MEETINGS IN MUNICH, BAVARIA COPENHAGEN, Denmark. All con certs, lectures and public meeting In Munich, Bavaria, have been prohibited between December 1 and mid-February. This action is taken because of the fuel shortage, which la steadily becoming worse. Vu'. i y.-r ".if-. 11 V5 HONOLULU REAL ESTATE, ' v 0 No. 318 No. J1I NEIGHBORHOOD OFFERINGS Look over this list of liome offerings. Perhaps you 11 find in it some of your own close neighbors whose property values you are thoroughly familiar with. $3900 WINSLEY HOME in Puunui. 5 rooms; lot 75x150 feet. Garage. $2800 P ANGELINA HOME, Kalihi. 6 rooms: 50x100 lot; near ear. $4500 ESKEW PROPERTY, Punahou St. 6 rooms; 75x1 28-foot lot. Especially attractive. No. 820 $3500 MAKIKI ST. 5 rooms; 50x120.fl. lot.. Convenient to schools. No. 323 $1300 KARASOFF PLACE, Upper Port St. 4 rooms; 50x100 lot Economical neighborhood. No. 333 $4500 CREEDON HOME, Alewa Heights. 3 rooms. Acre lot. Harbor and mountain views. No. 334 $2500 LILIHA ST. 6 rooms; 45x80-foot lot. Big value. No. 337 Phone 3477 for further particulars teftfRll&"'f''i'aTi I. H. BRADLE. SKCf . CUAS. G. HEIftER, JH, TKKAf. The home of C. G. BaJlentyhe- On Thurston Ave., is FOR SALE (41,000 square feet) APPLY FOOT s. ME2CHANT JTREETT MONOUJUU 1 5 S v-r 8 !'