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r - v.." i hawahan gazette,
The Week Inthe Wdr
SPLENDID achivirren'tssbi the British, a de
fensive by the Italians, a victory for the
' French 'vvlifcti Would have ordinarily have stood
'.; out strikingly but wai overshadowed by the great
; drive against Cambrai have 'marked the progress
. of the war against autocratic PriisManim during
the past week.
" In the Cambrai drive a blow has been delivered
to Germany which i considered one of the most
',' effective and decisive yet Mministered. Here the
von Hindenburg line was battered and shattered
. until it hung together by a mere shred, was all
but severed. :
- Striking at a new salient, at a point 'where, there
' had been comparative quiet recently, without the
. preliminary 01 ncavy uarrages, Willi a large nect
of "land battleships." terror bearing tanks, . the
I : . r i - i
. LSntisn torces under oeneral tfyng, loot and horse,
made a drive that was distinctly of the nature of a
surprise. ! In no battle of the war have there been
t used so many tanks as in this drive and in no bat
tie ba the efficiency of these great armored. vehi
cles stood out so clearly. In the first day of the
drive an advance of nearly six miles waa made,
one oi me greatest ana most remaricaoic gains
made by the Allied forces on the Western front
, in any one day since they assumed the offensive
, and started to push the Teutons back upon Ger
; man soil. , .. . '..,-
In prisoners, so far as reports have beerjjre
. ceived. the . Germans have lost more heavily in
' :
; Cost the Kaiser tremendously.
. oincr engagements, dui in casualties samurai nas
KemarkaDie teats ot valor nave been pertorme,a
by the British in these battles, for the engagement
has been rather a series of battles than a single
conflict and has been fought over a long front.
Strikingly the work of the cavalry has stood forth
in this fighting. Batteries were taken at the saber
point and the value of the mounted forces, even in
this war that has been so largely fought by Artil
lery and infantrv. is once more annarent.
At almost the same moment that the British
started to deliver their blow the French struck de
cisively, ftlong a six mile front they cut into the
enemies' lines of defense to a depth of quarter
of a mile, taking strong positions which they have
retained against counters which the Germans have
launched almost daily since. ' ,. ' "
Veritable prodegies of valor are being enacted
1 by the Italian forces high up
passes of the Alps. , Outnumbered almost two to
wsix,, aiviiviin gaiiid vox ni 'vj-i m9V avJlnvu
, reserves,, they have shown a tenacity1 of defense
which has seemed incredible.
A week ago it appeared certain that before this
time, the modern Huns would be pouring down
into and over Itafv as did the
looked as if Venice were doomed, Gains and ad-
varices have been made by the Austro-Germans
on this front but those gains have been far smaller
than the Allies feared and the Teutons confidently
expected and at what an awful cost! i .,;
, In those mountains the sufferings of the defend
ers have-been intense. With only one meager
meal a day to sustain them, with blankets stretch
ed upon the drifted snow In icicle hung caves,
.t t. . .i..t I r T.r.. ii ' u..
inc.c uurc uciciiucij yi iliy iiatvc Buugui lu i cm
their wearied bodies in briet respites, an undying
' and indomitable patriotism alone sustaining them.
In Palestine the fall of Jerusalem is near and
, Germany is paving the way through the press to
', "break the news gently" to the Kaiser's subject.
.Saturday night the British were almost in the
. city, at its very outskirts and the announcement
: that the Holv Citv is in the hands of Christian
oeoDies mav now be expected anv
. In the year of our Lord 637
, into the hands of Islam and so
years until taken by Godfrey of
Akisvi i vniaiii1- u in vini.-i.iait v jv.ocjivyi miuii j viaivvn
by Saladin in 1187 and has since remained in the
possession of the Moslems. What condition the
i i:-- i . . . i i.. j
rd.cr cu iciiLs dim iiiuiiuiuciiis ui
Christianity will be found to be
are driven out one hesitates to consider.
General Maud, the commander of the Palestine
r army nas died and uieut. tjen.
shall has been named to command.,
'"' TL. a. i! a. i- T1! . 1. Ml
be under the command of General Sir. Robert
. riumer.
. a tie Italian iroin cuiinriicnr ui
vjciniany nan occii mure bucccssiui in us carn
' paign 'of submarine ruthlessness, - taking a far
''larger' toll than in the previous week. when losses
Tfor Great Britain were at a minimum, but the
week's losses were not large compared with those
'."of the early days of the campaign, jio larger than
those sometimes inflicted in a single day, and the
hope that the collapse of the undersea campaign
' approaches and is close at hand has not been
' Russia remains "a negligible
lor tne miics. i ne radicals neny mat tney seeK
. a separate peace or even a separate armistice but
reports ay that peace terms are being taken from
Berlin to Petrograd.
'What was once the Russian empire is rapidly
disintegrating and falling to pieces. Had Russia
entered - upon an armistice with the Central
. jK)wers she could hardly be doing less than she
is now doing in war prosecution and the division
r of the country into various heparate political en
.; tities is 1'inging about a state of affairs when a
concerted resistance to Teuton progress will be
come an impossibility. The Allies realize this and
are preparing to win the war without Russia.
By their course
fighting" value of
: -1 i - a .
Russian front.
army not been
grew from the
to hurl back Italy.
UKrainr, given
armies driven
sia might ask
, . ' i t
in the mountain
Huns 'of old. " It
Jerusalem passed
remained fof 450
Bouillon in 1099
iiic cany udjs oi
in when the Turks
Mr w. K. Mar
inr nrinsii win
quantity as an aid
Russia's Peace "Of for"
WHAT gracious condescension, what splendid
generosity do the Boshe-Vfkis, the Maxim
jlists and other ulfra-radicals who ,now 'have the
control of such government' as exists in Russia
show when they propose to "offer an armistice"
that terms of peace may be discussed .
' .To those who observe from afar it would ap
pear that this element of the Russians are submit
ting, an . offer of what they have already given.
they have absolutely nullified the
Russia to the Allies. Thev made
it' possible for Germany and Austria to make an
tffective' drive into Italy when they, made it kis
sible. for the e,nemy to withdraw forces from the
Had the morale of the Russian
broken by , the dissensions which
seeds sown by pro-Germans in Pe
trograd, had the people at home remained staunch
and true, the Russian armies would have kept the
Teutons occupied so busily that there could have
been no vast army gathered along the Isonzo front
"r A fine spectacle Russia presents when it "offers
an armistice!" News despatches tell of the inter
nal disintegration of the country, Finland becom
ing an independent republic; "Little Russia" the
us inoepenoence, - tne Kiissian
back well upon Russian soil! Rus
an armistice but how can it offer
one? 1 Ihe word oner implies that it has some
thing to give. '
Possibly, probably, Germany and Austria would
be inclined to show some leniency to Russia in the
arrangement of a separate peace. .With Russia
out of the war, Germany and Austria would be
able to import large stores of grain and other pro
visions. About the only help that Russia now is
to the Allies lies in the fact that the Slavs are not
furnishing food and comfort to the enemy.
After its recent disasters along the Riga front
and the-evacuation of that sea port, after its offen
sive in the east collapsed,' Russia, fell into a posi
tion vef,e it could better beg than grant, better
ask than-offer, unless willing to fight on.
The problems of the Allies have been multiplied
by the Overthrow of Kerensky and his govern
ment. There is not the slightest possibility ol
Jheic offering' to the enemy the advantage which
an armistice would give so that any offer that is
made must come from Russia alone. 1 f such offer
is made and accepted, then .the hope of the Allies
must tie in the Central Pker making sulf de
mands for separate peace 'as ' would revive' the
fighting spirit of the Slavs and throw them into
the conflict once more, for Russia neutral is as
dangerous as Russia an enemy.
.But there is an indication that there is so little
patriotism in the type of Russian that is in con
trol, that, the mob into which the nation is dis
integrating would care little what territory were
surrendered provided it brought peace and consent
ta the closing of negotiations for peace on a basis
ot present territorial occupation.
.' The, task of -the United States and its Allies
grows. ' .
Victories of the Spy
AT what time shall we give over the fiction that
this is a time of peace, that these men are
ordinary criminals violating the laws for profit or
love of destruction, and meet the German army
on the American front with the weapons which
the laws of war put in our hands? asks the 'tw
York Times. By the laws of war the punishmept
'or this kind of, warfare is death. Not until we
inflict it will spies and traitors take warning. The
directing mind of -these operations will not be
daunted, for, whoever lie is, he is a German officer
and takes his chances; but the tools he hires will.
The spy. from Berlin will go on taking his chance,
but the indigenous American traitor, the man who
takes the Germa i spy's money, will see things
differently. He hallenges the laws of war. En
force them. He Joes not believe he runs that risk.
Convince him.
.The trial' of the alleged Hindu conspirators is
now underway..- The testimony which connects
up the individuals who have been indicted in con
nection .with the general plot promises some in-'
teresting disclosures of Hun efficiency measures.
:.. '
A letter from a Honolulu boy now in France to
his parents says that if Honolulu people want to
send the boys at the front acceptable Christmas
gifts sweets are sure to be appreciated and he sug
gests candied pineapple as especially appropriate.
Colonel House has assured the people of France
that millions are mobilizing in the United States,
all determined that the shadow and spectre of the
sword may be forever banished. What are you
doing toward this mobilization?
The anti-homestead lobby that has been bang
ing on the heels pf the Congressional Party doesn't
seem to have made much of a hit, judging from
statements made by the various senators and rep
resentatives. -
On the mainland they have added to t he meat
less day and the'wheatlc day a sweetless day.
Why not here; too?
Mm. Charlotte ImtiI waa a r rented
taftt night ai)l booked on th police blot
ter witn Having rom nutted larceny.
The "twenty aixth annual picnic of
the .Vertical Society of Hawaii waa
hoiu at me noma or Kobert Hhingla la
iinnoa yeateraay. . ..
Among paaaengfrf arriving in Hono
lulu from 8a a Franeiaco recently are
the following! Mrs. 1 Incaater, Mra.
A. Jdoutne, Norman .Tilkington, Capt
.lamea w, ntmmlc,
The water In Nouanu Street had to
he turned off yenterday mornine to al
low of repaira Ming made to a hydrant
that had blown out, The water waa
again turned on taut night.
A charge of aoeault and batterr ia
hated against Mary Milrka, aliaa Mile-
aa nua, an.l John Doe, aliaa Frank
worae, according to the police blotter.
They were arretted last night.' ;
Failure to qualify In the prescribed
physical examination resulted in the
discharge of Cha Hong, of Matsumoto
l.ane, by tne Graft board for division
2. Hong 'a aerial number waa 3232.
A cablegram from his sifter In Utah
yesterday told J. F. Child of the death
of his father, A. W. Child, last Sunday.
i bc runerat win be on Wednesday. Mr.
Child, Br., was resident of Montana.
Mra. "P.1 K.' Walnham, wife of the
custom inspector at Taintain, China,
waa a visitor in- the city yesterday
She ia on her war to reioin her hus
band after an extended visit in the
I nited Ktatea. '
The new parcel post revenue tax
provided for in the war revenue act
becomes effective December 1. A tax
of one rent la te be placed on all parcel
post package bearing twenty five cent
postage or over after that date.
The auit of the United Chinese So
ciety, the purpose of which is to oust
the present board of trustees on the al
legation that it waa elected in an irreg
ular manner, started yesterday in the
circuit eourt before Judge 8. B. Kemp.
The work of cleaning out reservoir
No. 8 in Kuuanu Valley will be com
pleted this week, according to Fred
Kirchhoff superintendent of the wSter
works. Next week a start will be made
with the cleansing of reservoir No. 2.
Joseph Robert Rose.'who claima to be
a Russian, but who was arrested here
by U. 8. officials recently on advices
from Washington D. C will be trans
ferred to the mainland at an early date,
it waa announced yesterday. He ia now
in Oahu prison.' , ' ,-
A decision affirming that civen in th
diatriet magistrate's court in the ease
of lioffschlaeger Company, Ltd. ' ver
sus Arthur II. Jones, and others, waa
handed down yesterday In the Supreme
Court. The action waa to enforce
mechanic 'a lien.
H. J. Morae, Standard Oil representa
tive in Hongkong, spent a few hours
in the city yesterday. Mr. Morae who
is accompanied by his wife, ia return
ing to his Oriental atation after aeveral
months in the Htatea where he baa been
on business for his flrai. 1 r
Five Dersons were arrested hv the
detective department ) yesterday . morn
ing and brought to the police atation
where they were charged with ram
bling. Tbey gave the following names:
I'. Jv. Kehua, fcd. Mitchell; Victor Pas
ter, H. Kaili, Chung . Wo and George
One of the oil heatere at I-ov 's bak
ery burst into flames at ten-twenty
o'clock last night and so excited be
came one-or two of the employes that
the fire alarm waa sounded. When the
enginea arrived, it was found that the
blaze had ben extinguished. No dam
age waa done.
Martin Cruz, who ia facing charce
of burglary in the second degree, en
tered a plea of not guilty when arraign
ed yesterday in the eourt of Cireuit
Judge . Heen. Crua is charged with
having entered the home of M. O.
Johnson and stolen artielea of value.
The case was placed on the trial cal
A decision in the bankruptcy pro
ceedings, brought against the Grand
Hotel at Wailuku, Maui, and heard in
the iTnited Htatea district eourt aeveral
weeka ago, is expected at an early date.
The ease has been held under advise
ment by Federal Judge Poindexter.
A sale of property that was a part of
the estate of Charles Wallace Booth has
been confirmed, in the cireuit eourt be
fore Tudge C. A. Aehford. . The prop
erty consists or nine lota in l'aeific
Heights which sold for 8136 and twen
ty-four lota in Pauoa which sold for
Seven decrees of divorce were grant
ed yesterday in the court of Circuit
Judge Heen. None of the eases were
contested. The cases weret R. Sukuma
veraua Nao Sakuma; S. Ikeda versus
R. Ikeda; Torchi Kai versus Kito Mae
do Kai; Sosukl Kaisen veraua Tome
Kaiaen; Plex Addington veraua Pilar'
Addihgton; Mary Arunda versus Samaa
A 1 - ir !- t
nrunua: maggie aosa versus iBesar
Rosa. k
Property conaisting of sea fisheries
on Oahu Island ia to be transferred to
Blanch L. Hummel in a deed to be ex
ecuted by Circuit Clerk Henry Smith,
in aeeordance with a court order issued
yesterday by Circuit Judge Ashford.
The order waa iasued as the result of
petition filed by Mrs. Hummel ia
which she asaerted Robert Wilcox bad
failed to execute tb transfer which
waa ordered by tbe court some years
ago. .
It was given: out at the Unite!
States Marnhal 'a ofllt-e yesterday that
the name of 175 to 200 Germans who
reside in , Hawaii, and who have been
Classed as alien enemies, have now been
sent to Washington P. C. The names
were forwarded from time to time since
America declared war on Germany. AW
though agitation bus been rife for the
internment of these aliens, it is not
thought that they will be placed in in
ternment ramps here fof some time, if
at all.
moves tbe cause. Used tbe world over
to cure cold in one dsy. The. signa
ture of E. W. GROVE Is on each box.
Manufactured ty the PARIS MEDI
CINE CO., S' Uui; U. S. A. ' '
Judos- Clvm ft. Aiitnta A u:l ' -
irned to his home in Ha. nil I.. . l -
Maun Kea yesterday. , -
Mf. W: Smith left on the '.Manna
Kea Saturday for an extended visit
on the Big Island.
Rev. George Laughton, pastor of the
irst Foreign Church, of Hilo, depart
I yesterdav. for his h nm All the Din
i v . w
aniaHu. v , t,- . ... , ;-;( (
Amonj departing pnssengsrs for the
Big Island yesterday was Clarence M.
Cooke, president .of the Bank of' Ha
wail, .Ltd. ' ' - ,(:: ,
William -R. Hobby, f the depart
ment of publie works, sailed in the
Mauna Kea yesterday on a business
trip to Hawaii, '.'i ''
David M. Semple, manager of the
Koko Head Avenue braneh of Catton
rtelll at Co.. left nn n .!..., . :
- .uui, . uuiMum
trip to Hawaii yesterday. '
Mr. and Mra. Charlea Rree, of Lihue,
auai. arrived In tha ett
from a brief atay on the Big Island.
ury .r on ineir way to their Garden
Inland home.. . . , :
Henry JV Lvman. . nf . v-.v
Plantation, Hawaii,: was a departing
passenger in the Mauna Kea yesterday
for the Big Island. He was eecom-
ianied by. his. wile. '.-.. ...., .
' Mr- Jean Clark ' nf rakla..J n..v..
fornia, waa a passenger to Honolulu in
a steamer which arrival ia. .t. i -
Clark has accepted a position with the
Honolulu Drug Company,"
Among passengers leaving for Ha
rail yesterday was Dr. v a -v....
gaard,. territorial' veterinarian, , who
went on business trip to the Big Isl
and. ; He ia expected to return ahnrtlv
J. A. MeCnndless, who has been vis
nir in the mainlnn.l
returned yesterdsy to the city.. Mr!
. .... . J-
iauuini reports Tnsi ne had a tine
time and enjoyed his vacation, which
he aava was a'renl nna thim
good deaL
N. Lyons, formerly msnngintf editor
f the Manila Bulletin, who has been in
lw York and Wayl.inrf. . tu.
year, waa a visitor In the city yester-
tiB. .wr. i.jons ia returning to the
Philinnines to iinia hu nn.
work, this time as editor of the Cable-
Henry W. Kinnev .
public instruction, returned Saturday
o,cuiun nuui um inree-montn tripsin
th Orient ' fe krin..w .V i . i.
-- - j RUlWItl imp
Tenyo Mam when that vessel grounded
in Japanese waters. This delayed his
return, "for he expected to have reached
nere tne middle of this month. Mr.
Kinney saya he enjoyed his trip and
found the Oriental countries he v ;;,!
quite entertaining.
'Mr. and Mra TTArrtnt. " TW,fc ;L
have been touring Australasia and the
r-.: . i i .....
iritiiii, are dbck in Honolulu, guests
at the Seaside at Waikiki. "the one
spot," saya Mr. Fitch, 4 which baa not
been overrated." Mr. and Mra. Fitch
were Olieata at thn n
ago, making many Honolulu friends
. i i ..... t . ...
" lueir may. unices sometnmg
unroreseen turns up, they will, spend
the winter and spring In the city.
Lesser Interests
Preparing To
Enter WilTContest
Children of the Late John Aimo-
ku Dominis Among Those , Who
Must Be Reckoned With When
Case Reaches Later Stages
While the active contestants are pre
paring for the great, legal battle for
possession of the (jueen 's estate, and
while the forces are being arrayed, the
attacks and defenses being planned,
the lesser interests are keenly -watching
the course of events and in their
turn have begun to plan for their own
entry into the struggle when the occa-
on warrants.
Some of thexe lesser interests have
been mentioned in both the socalled
"old will," the one of 11M), and the.
new win," that of 1917. One of
these is John Aimoku Dominis, now
dead, whose widow and two children
will have to be reckoned with. By
the terms of the 1SXIH will John Aimo
ku Dominis, who wns a ward of the
Queen, is bequeathed tbe Washington
1'lace house and its contents. Under
the terms of the 1!)17 will the tthil
dren of Dominis are bequeathed the
nouse and lot on King Ntreot and
50()Q in cash to be divided equally.
It will probably not be until one
or the other of the two wills is accept
ed, finally that these lesser interests
will put in appearance in court.' How
long this will take is indicated in aome
meusure by the statement made recent
ly that aome of those involved in the
struggle sre preparing to carry tbe
case all the way to the United States
Supreme Court.
"Princess" Theresa Wilcox, it is
stated, is to be represented in the cir
cuit court of appeals in Hun Francisco
and in the United States Supreme
Court, if the ease goes there, by Con
gressman Samuel Nicholls of South
Carolina, a. former member of the South
Carolina Supreme Court, and a lawyer
nationally known.
Ji. Lincoln Holstein, sneaker of the
house of representatives, has actively
begun his duties as temporary adminis
trator of the estate. I Following bis
formal appointment by the court, the
custody of the Washington Place house
with its contents was turned over to
him by Col. Curtis P. Iaukea who con
tinued in possession until tbe tempor
ary administrator was named. Speaker
Holstein will probably complete the
work of listing and checking the items
et the personal estate this week.
With a rifle bullet wound on her
right arm, Mrs. Kuplhea, a Hawaiian,
residing in the civilian district at
Pearl Harbor, was brought to the
emergency hospitul yesterday morning
for treatment. It is not known bow
the woman received the wound.
Lack of Equipment Given As Rea
son Bitter Opposition Shown
By Wholesalers and Retailers
The Territorial Marketing Division's
reteil department will be closed on and
after next Saturday, according to an
nouncement ' made 'yesterday by the
board of agriculture and forestry, on-
der whose direction the division is operated.-
Tbe reasons given are the lack
of equipment for retail selling and an
Insufficient supply of a wide enough
variety of Island Products to satisfy
customers. s
'The retail department Was merely
a side issiie when the market waa start
ed," said C. H. Judd, head of the
forestry board, in making the ennoun-.e
ment. ' "It was only meant to. be cor
tinned if there proved to be a need
for it, but it was round that the mark
et for the producta was already estab
lished without that, so there was no
need of continuing it,
"The lack of equipment wns also
one reason for discontinuing the retail
ales. To go on all the market would
have needed at least $1000 worth of
fittings, rases, refrigerators, and so
forth. It wns Impossible to get them,
nnd without them we were in no posi
tion to carry on a retail trade in a
satisfactory method." '. :t
J. F. Child bad left for Manl by
the time the announcement wan made
so bis opinion eould not be asked, b"
A. J Castle, executive officer for the
territorial "food commission, was out
spoken In favor of the discontinuance.
Wholesalers In Opposition " -
"It is a wise move, as it will do
away with the antagonism which the
k hoiesalers and dealers have regarded
the marketing division," said Mr. Cas
tle. "They have alwaya felt that it
was unfair for the government to com.
pete with them ia the retail field, and
consequently have been unwilling at
times to buy produce from the market.
"I understand it is the Intention of
the division to employ an outside sales
man from now on and push the sale
of Island produce to the dealers. This
will be of much greater advantage to
the division than the retail department
was.: . : 'f '' '
"It will lso enable the division to
obtain results much more satisfactory
to the farmers. They hsve at times
been very dissatisfied with the manner
in which their produce was handled,
nnd the pricea' they got for them.
With a salesman to push the sales and
keep the produce moving quickly and
steadily, the farmers will be, much bet
ter satisfied with the division and will
probably get more for their vegetables
and fruit, and in shorter time.
"I am sure the food commission
feels that It is a step forward and
will result in a much more satisfactory
operation of the market in every
Will Hurt Housewives .;.
.There will be much disappointment
among a number of housewives at the
abolishment of the retail department
of the market. They have been in the
habit of depending on tbe territorial
division for meats, vegetables and
fruits at lower prices than in the other
local markets, but when tbe retail
sales end is closed they will not have
the opportunity to put in a few body
ty to put I
H. C. L.,
blows at old
Esq., on mar-
ket day.
A. T. Longley, who was in charge of
the division, since its establishment un
til he went to tbe R. O. T. C, made
the statement several months ago that
both departments were neoessary in
order to keep the market working most
efficiently. He said that the grocers
and butchers would not patronize the
territorial division if they conld help
it, as they would rather buy their pro
duce through the regular channels. . In
this way they were sometimes able to
buy at a very low price, which would
not give the farmer any return on his
labor, and sell at a much higher one.
Kept Retail Pricea Down
In order, Longley said, to sell them
the produce it was necessary to main
tain the retail department. When it
eould undersell tbem at retail on isl
and products, 1 many of' which they
could not get elsewhere, they were
forced to buy from the market. The
retail department also worked the
other way and kept retail pricea down,
as the dealers were prevented from
buying at a low price from .the whole
sale department and then selling the
produce for as much as they eould gevt,
as long- as the marketing division sold
them at retail at a reasonable price.
Longley 's opinion was not borne out
by (). B. Lightfoot, who has been in
charge of the division for the past
three months, as he favored the dis
continuance of the retail department.
Wbth 0, S. Judd and the foo Commis
sion also favorable to the atep the
board of agriculture and forestry had
no hesitafion in putting the retail de
partment out of existence after De
cember 1. The following is the an
nouncement made by the boards
"Beginning Natuj-day December 1,
the retnil departments of the Terri
torial Marketing Division will be dis
continued by order of the Board of
Commissioners of Agriculture and For
estry, due to the luck of equipment
and a steady supply of a sufficient
variety of Island products. The divi
sion will continue to sell at wholesale
only, such Island products as are re
Invitations have been Issued for the
wedding of D. J. Bridgeford, manager
of the insurance department of the
Bank of Maui, Ltd., and Miss Owen
dolin von Tempaky, which will take
place at the Pain Church next Wednes
day evening, November 128, Rev. J.
Charles Villiers officiating. Maui
. . '
Arguments were completed yesterday
in the supreme eourt in tbe case involv
ing the constitutionality of the work
men 's compensation act. The case waa
curried to the aupreme court fterCir
cuit Judge Clarence W, Ashford had
given a decision in a damage auit hold
ing the act to be unconstitutional.
Classification Under Rules Will
Require Detailed Account
. .. ' of Every Man : ,
The 'hiort complete paysi(ca financial,
social, and economid history of men be
tween the ages of tweaty-ons and thirty-one
living in the Hawaiian Islands,
will aoon be commenced by. Major
Francis J. Green, selective draft ofricer
for the. Territory, iit compliance' with
the requirements of the new classifica
tion Of all draftees as originally plan
ned by President -Wilson and pat into
operation j General Croader, provost
marshal. ? V. .- ;
' Major Green is planning to vlst Ha
waii, Maul and Kauai with a view to
meeting , all. h interpreters and per
sons who assisted in the Work of regis
tration On Jaly. II tat, ' To these he
will explain in detail the -requirements
of the new classification, referred to '
generally as the "five-fold draft classi
fication," and will then set in motion
the machinery to record for each man
ef the 8209 men whs have been given
draft numbers, practically everything
of value, which may be used concerning
him when the order for a draft for
soldiers from Hawaii is Issued from
Washington. " ..','. ; . :, .
When thia record ia completed eaeV
man's business, profession-- or other
wore, bis income, his dependents, his .
value to the Territory or eommnnifv
ia which he lives as an agriculturist or
eonserver ia the way of food products,
or aa a manufacturer, will, be worked
out on blanks in detail.
It wiU then be the duty of the draft
board to separate these Into elasses, so
that when quota are desired for addi
tion to the national army, the men ia
best physical trim, and whose business
or dependents msy permit them to be
selected at onre, ean be listed easily,
and save delay...
' It is possible thst Major Green's first
visit will be to the Island of Hawaii
where he will confer with the sheriff
of the island and the' local exemption
board, nnd a call will be issued for a
conference with the Chinese. Japanese.
Filipino, Portuguese and Spanish Inter
preters who served in July. He will
then visit Maui and lastly, Kaoni,
- -'. its
Lieut. F. Connes, Interpreter For
American Red Cross Tells of
Inhuman German Methods
Lieutenant F. Connee of the Ameri
can Red Cross Commission which was
sent to Russia , and Rumania some
months ago to ascertain the needs of
those nations, was visitor ia Honolu
lu yesterday on his way to Washington,
where a report of the finding wiU be
made to the ' Red Cross authorities.
'Lieutenant Connes for years baa been
an interpreter in the supreme eourt
of New Tork and apeaka 1 nine lan
guages fluently. It was on account of
bis linguistic abiuty that he waa chos
en to accompany the commission to
Kussia and Rumania where he inter
preted for the nineteen lawyers, doc
tors and nurses who comprised the mis
sion. Sad Experiences Told
'Many experiences were relsted on
this oecsaion,". said "the lieutenant,
"some of which would brinn tears to
the eyes of every civilized man and
woman, yet the Germans order these
atrocities committed without a second
thought of what they are doing.
"A Russian physician who had been
captured early in the war, was serving
in one of the hospitals just back of
the lines, when a Russian prisoner was
brought in with a bullet in his ankle,
part of the bullet protruding. The
German aurgeon in charge, passed down
the long line of wounded examining
the patients and giving orders to his
many subordinates aa to what disposi
tion should be made with each case.
"When he came to the wounded Rus
sian, he noticed the bullet in the ankle
and with his sword made a cross at the
knee of the stricken man, as means
of indicating where the leg should be
amputated. .
"Tbe Russian surgeon Dleaded with
the Ge'rman medico to permit him to
extricate the bullet and probe the
wound! saying .that bia lea- eould he
saved with little more trouble than
pulling a tooth. Tbe German aaid
nothing, but returned to where the
prisoner was lying, made a erosa with
bis sword ot the thigh Instead, order
edsthe subordinate to amputate at that
place immediately, and walked oa in
his death'dealing tour. The Russian
prisoner whose leg waa ordered ampu
tated died within twenty-four hours,
just as thoossnda of others have died
in the same way.
Prisoners Die By Thouannds
"It is known on the most reliable
authority that 200,000 prisoners died
of starvation within a few days, short
ly after the beginning of tbe war; and
at that time many of them, In fact tbe
majority of them, were forced to sub
sist on a cracker a day.
ir conditions such aa these existed
at that early date, there surely must
have been suffering during the past
two or three years, within tbe German
lines which surpasses imagination,"
Lieutenant Connes expects to bs re
lieved from his present duty upon his
return to Washington, when he expects
to return to his former position as in
terpreter of the supreme court of New
, -e--.
Be careful of tbe colds vou take at
this time of the year. They are narti-
cularly dangerous. A neglected cold
nay mean a winter-long cold. Take
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy at ones.
tot sate uy ail Healers. Benson, Smith
k Co., Ltd. Agfa, for Hawaii. Advertisement.

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