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The Week In the War
BRINGING in larger reinforcements and more
guns from the now quiet Russian fronts and
'walft -a 1 1 1 mt .at - t at aft-. w.M M en vaaiiU - F
cessation, of hostilities on those other fronts, the
Austro-Geroians have continued their strong of
fensive on th Italian front, made it even stronger,
aty kept that war theater the most active center
. of "any in all Europe. .'',"'' . .' ,
Multiplied man power and increased gun power
.-v-a ana11.-.f f tilt anamaafcat tf nut otl intpne. ticr.-kr
Mo their' attacks nipon' the Allies just within the
gates of Italy. Some gains, have been made, it is
. .indicated! and this the Teutons claim- in the offi-
cial reports issued from Berlin." Those gains have
net been large since even the German official re
'. port claim a taking of only 3000 prisoners in all
of the fighting on the Italian front during the past
week.' It is along the Brenta and Piave fronts
where the Austro-Germans claim their gains but
a study of the war map does not show these gains
' to be of importance. On the other hand Italian
reports all tell of the great losses which are being
suffered by, the enemy in the terrific assaults by
, massed forces that are being thrown against the
' 'desperately resisting Italians and Allies. Marvel
ous as has been the Teutonic persistence, the de-
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iciisc vi nit, antes liu irecii (vdi iiiuic nuuuciiui
, for they have been outnumbered. It would appear
that the present "Italian-Allied , positions are of
great strategic strength,
.From the. Cambrai sector of the Western front
reports differ radically, those coming from the AI
' ' lies telling of a successful stand made against at
tack irom a greatly reintorcea
i. . ' . I .
' rcpons u appears inai : vjcncrai - jriaig ana nis
forces are more than holding their own. The at-
. "C ! r.' - . .1 -at " ' 2-J '. 1
iacK9 in lorcc oi inc enemy arc rcponcu io nave
been all repulsed and blood stained fields strewn
with dead and mangled grey clad forms is the
. i.. . i . ...u:v. .u. r-:.:..i. .J : .
, .iiit itaun nuitii iuc uimait auiiui. .
German victory and British reverse is the Teu
tonic' version of the warfare there told in official
' German despatches. . Berlin does not admit that
jiatgwon any real victory oeiore vamorai but on
the; contrary claims that subsequent engagements
: turned any advantage which he m-glit have won
to .the favor of the Germans. . ' ' . '
-Comparison of the daily despatches from this
i front with, the war maps show that the British are
occupying .not all of the positions taken at the
. height of General Byng'a drive. British reports
' haveS told of the abandonment of some of these
and it is clear that the mam Bntish line is not so
close, -tp Cambrai as it ; was when Rupprccht
launcnea nis nrst turning movement wnicn Ainea
teports have called unsuccessful.
as is claimed, that the British position is the
btrongcr by . reason of the abandoning of those
more exoosed and advanced positions.
,;.. Hints at an investigation of the Cambrai cam
paign by the house of commons were contained in
one despatch last week and in this there were
veiled insinuations that perhaps the drive of Gen-
' i nl Kvnir u-a nnt th creat stirs that had rin
' reported.. - -,
' Subseauent develooments indicate that one sue-
cess which General ' Byng achieved was the fore
' stalling of a Teutonic drive on the Western Front.
It tc viAni that hi. AiA m-llr rr-a
. , ,ai a, aa, .. . a ... a w.v .. u
' If . A ' '
oncv. u.a uerman anve was
. those gains take on an added
they prevented the possibility of Germany mak
, , ing inroads into territory previously taken by the
There arf .indications that General Byng was
tT vntA f rrm ntielii tier hia Ar'txi tr a uiiiccfitl
, conclusion and taking Cambrai
..tt.A r.Mo u
. large forces of Teutons and thus it has been made
possible for Rupprecht to dig in deep and cause
' further delays -in the British advance which ap
peared to be going forward so smoothly.
- .;' It thus comes back as ever to the fact that the
A ustro-Germaa position ; has been materially
. strengthened . by the Russian collapse and the
' work of the Allies made proportionately more dif-
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nas dcch maae impossioie. . it is
that the United States must speed up.
., Jn Palestine the British are again advancing and
arc pushing forward ouf from Jerusalem. On other
j-.asicrn irouia ine ucauiocK oi pasi wccks is un-
; broken.' .: ; ' "
. While ' government officials of England and
.France believe the solution of the submarine men
uce is at hand and that recent increased losses to
Britain result from a spasmodic speeding up, they
agree that it will not do to be over optimistic even
9$ to; this, Lloyd George again sounds the slogan
; to speed up on .shipbuilding for he reiterates it is
tonnage that will win the war. And the United
; . fatcs , is speeding up its building campaign, doing
m under some great difliculties as to transporta
tion. a'd la'jor; It is here that the government
' ui.HM d,9 its earliest big part in the winning of the
: war."'- -: ... '.
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-"Don't talk about what you hae,done or what
you are going to do. The enemy has cars every
where..; Secrecy, means safety." Mighty sound
and pertinent advjee is this at the preent time.
It is prominently printed on placards just received
from the, mainland., "Don't discuss naval affairs
ur the movement of ships and their cargoes or
f curse with strangers or foreigners," is further
g'ooft advice which it contains.
DEMERBER 18, 1917.
enemy, from tnese
t i ,
It is probable.
irl an1 imnnrtint
v . . v. ...tj'v". . u i . k
.1 . It
inus ioresiauea
importance bince
by the arrival from
Dkd.i.J r..... c
anoiner argument
i,f the Kaiser.
Bolshevikism ' : ; s
THE pacinst faction of the Russian revolution
ists is known to the world as the, "Bolshe
viki." Russians tell us that by derivation the
word means "those of the majority," referring to
a bygone schism in one of the revolutionary par
lies under the old .Tsardonr. However that may
be, says the Independent, tne Bolsheviki are real
ly, in the whoe population of Russia, a very small
minority. Their relation to the rest of Russia is
characterized by a paradox: they are of all poli
tical groups the most radically republican, demo
cratic, pacifists and anarchistic, and yet they are
the most willing to consent to a German peace, of,
in other words, to the triumph of everything that
is monarchists, aristocratic, militaristic and . bu
reaucratic in Europe. Were the Bolsheviki logi
cal extremists, did they simply carry their prin
ciples beyond the limits of moderation, we should
expect to find them emblazoning on their banners
such devices as "Death to the Hohenzollcrns? or
"No Peace with the Prussian State." Instead we
find them willing to fraternize wit,h the' armies of
despotism,' to give friendly ear to the agents of the
Kaiser, to abandon republican Poles and Czechs to
Hapsburg rule, and to denounce in fiery language
the democracies of England, France and the Uni
ted States. ; :; . , v
But every country is faced by a similar problem,
and we may well use "Bolshevikism" as a general
term for those extreme radicals who for temporary
factional purposes ally themselves with, the dead
liest enemies of all that they-believe and hope.
The Sinn Feiners are typical Bolsheviki What
they profess to desire is the creation of a small in
dependent nation on their verdant island, ..To
achieve this aim they call upon the assistance of
a vast and arrogant empire whose attitude, toward
the small nations may be read in Serbia and Bel
gium and whose apolitical philosophers have re
peatedly declared to the world that great military
might alone gives a eople the right to independ
ence. By using Germany to wreck England the
Sinn Feiners are doing their best to ensure that
Ireland shall for al c6ming time be a despised vas
sal state of Greater Germany.
Jn Canada the French population complain that
Misufficient recognition is given to their national
language and distinctive culture. But what shall
W said of the foly of these champions of Gallicism
who are trying to hamper the military activities
of the Canadian government, and are thereby giv
ing aid and comfort to the enemies of France?
Should the Germans ever rule Quebec, and the
military power of the Entente Allies is the only
shield that protects Canada from annexation, there
will be no. language problem. German alone will
be tolerated, as German alone is tolerated in Metz
and Strassburg today.
There are other Bolsheviki. The anarchists who
wish to abolish government and are selecting the
present time to attack the public order of, the Uni
ted States are, whether they realize it fit not, "do
ing their bit" to bring to this country the Prus
sian Superstate, the rule of strengst verbotcn and
the trampling out of the last embers of individual
liberty. The Industrial Workers of the World are
deliberately crippling American industries neces
sary for the pnecution of the war, though noth
ing human can be more certain than that -the man
who was detecU'd in such activities in Germany
would face a firing squad at sunrise. The paci
fists who object to serving in the American army
would soon have an opportunity of tasting the
cruel discipline of the Prussian army if they were
successful in converting their fellow countrymen
to their non-resistance policy. The little knot of
militant suffragets (to the credit of the sex they
do not comprise ne suffragist in ten thousand)
who are denouncing President Wilson as their
"enemy" and badgering him in Washington might
well reflect if they are not giving aid and comfort
to that well known anti-feminist, AV'ilhelm von
Hohenzollern, and how much chance they would
have of a real share in the government if they
lived in Germany. Finally the good liberal, justly
concerned over a tree speech and a free press,
sometimes urges an immediate peace with the gov
ernment which censors newspapers even in time
of peace and imprisons for years the mildest critics
If you are a monarchist, an aristocrat, a reac
tionary politician, an anti-feminist, a militarist or
just a naturally serv ile and submissive 'person,
you have a right to be a pro-German,' But if you
call yourself a republican, a democrat, an individ
ualist, a rebel, a pacifist, a feminist or a liberal you
ought to le not only a pro-Ally but more strongly
pro-Ally than any one else. lit arfy' other case you
are a catspaw, a tool, a dupe. You belong to the
Bolsheviki. 1
There were some things that were highly amus
ing in the episode of the Dutch 'soldiers rushing
their officers and going for a stroll through Hono
lulu, thereby giving to the police a busy afternoon
and evening. They broke for the suburbs,, the
nearest approach to the tall timber. All of them
returned at bedtime and it is reported that all re
turned sober, they did not make their break to go
on a debauch. Not the least amusing part of the
whole affair, howe er, was the repeated arrest of
ihe non-commissioned officers who were trying t6
hunt down their escaped men. The Honolulu po
lice could not distinguish between enlisted men
j.nd non-commissioned officers in those iiniforms.
To ask them to do this was asking entirely too
much, There, was only one out. No discriminar
lion, grab every Diitchmmi in sight. . ,
rdrt hkve liwncd from th I
kmilqunrter tke Hawaiian dopurt-
mrut relieving Meat. Jomrph B. rarker !
rrom activp duty. , ; ' ( ; ;;
'A aw M-liool U t,V. built by th
('lam Kdui-tUail Uoti at a, tout
of tl3U8 and tBotber atmetnre to eot
$3M, according to building permlti is-
T( avfrt any foRibilltr of tkildrea
being awtrit Into tb'-dltchea, bara
ba been plaited arrom the months of
the storm drains ia the M ollilll dis
trict br the city engiaeer's depart
meat.; ';,' V . . , ..
'.The engagrmrnt of Mis Violet Rod
rigues, daughter ef Mr. and Mrs. Manuel
Rodrigues ., of Keoaaona Htreet, . to
Andrew. Boyd, ton of Mr. and Mrs. W.
. Boyd of Waialua, has been ana
ouaced. "', . , . . j '
..The Commnsitr Christmas tree bene-
td by about $400 as the result of the j
Outdoor Circle, matinee on the . roof
garden n Wednesday afternoon. One
handred dollars of that sum was a gift
from m Honolulu, woman for the tree.
' ,.Msj. liureaee '"W.: Medington whi
ba. been hi the Fort rJhaf ter hospital
with a broken leg for several weeks,
will be out for the Brat time an Hun
day. . He v has applied " for a ; two
months' -leave of absence, and may
take a' trip te the mainland during his
. Cant, V?.' 0. ' AH"", 1 Company, H
Q.. 1IM was artestml yesterday, after
noon and charged with violating a traf
He ordinance. The police assert that
Captain Allen drove his machine past
a .standing street car while passengers
were boarding and alighting. He will
appear in police court this morning. ,
While attempting to sjight from a
moving . King.. Street ear near South
Street at ten o'clock last night, Chock
Wai, Chinese, fell to the pavement aud
aristalned painful, though not serious,
bruises about the fare. . He was taken
to the fmergency hospital in the am
balance where nis injuries were treat
ed by Hospital Steward Htevenson.
He was later seat to his home.
Friday evening, lit six-thirty in the
Bible Hehool rooms is the time set for
Central I'nloa's Christmas entertain
ment and at this time all pupils of the
school, parents, teachers and officers
are lavited to present themselves. The
program includes Christmas carols, an
address by JBer. A. W. Palmer, a sleight
f hand entertainment by ' Dr. B. D.
Williams, a Santa Clous, and refresh
ments. ' The pupils of the school will
bring gifts which will be distributed
among the. Missions of the eity.
Jaggar To Continue
As ycicriologist
At KUauea Volcano
Directors of Research Associa
tion Reappoint Scientist To
' Post He Has . Satisfactorily
filled For Several Years
Dr. T.1 Jaggar, expert TOlcanolo
gist in charge of the observing and
experimental station maintained at
Balaues, whp has made many notable
contributions io the world 'a store of
knowledge regarding voleanocs as the
result of . bis work at Kilauea, was re
appointed to th.e post he has filled, at
Friday's meeting . of the directors
f the Hawaiian Volcano Kesearch As
sociation. '
The term of the agreement 'under
which he has been working recently
expired and it was the opinion of the
directorate at the meeting that not
only should Dr. Jaggar 'a research be
eontiaued, but that it should be ex
tended along such lines as 'may be
practicable. , .
, The association derives its funds en
tirely from voluntary subscription and
ia not in any way, as seams to be
the prevalent idea, supported by the
Vnited States government. Its possi
bilities are regulated entirely by its
income, and though it has now become
recognized as doing a work of national
importance and the suggestion ' has
been made in official circles that it
should be merged in one of the import
ant federal : departments, it is felt
that as long as sufficient local support
is forthcoming, it should remain dis
tinctiveiy Hawaiian and tnat tne
credit for the many discoveries made
onder its auspices should remain with
the islands '
. A proposal that the work should be
extended to other lands with the ob
ject of Unking np and systematizing
observation work all over the globe
waa before yesterday's meeting. The
directors were of opinion that this
should be .done' as soon as practicable
though' it would probably entail the
transfer of the station to the govern
ment. Professor .'Jaggar announced Hie
eommeaeement of a aeries ef interest
ing experiments which should show the
connection between the purely local
earthquakes and tremors and the move
ment of the lava column under Kilauea
and Mauaa Loa, with the possible in
fluence upon more distant seismic hap
penings. ,
The i meetings will be continued
throughout the Week. ,
' questionnaires sent
'" WASHINGTON December 1 (As
sociated Press) Five percent of the
questionnaires sent out by the provost
marshal general to direct the operation
of the draft have been mailed. With
in sixty days it Is expected that there
will be complete registrations of nine
million men.'
,.t- ' :
All that. In needed Is to correut the
bilioubness and the headache disap
pears. Take Chamberlain's Tablets
and you will soon lie as well as ever.
For sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith
ft Co., Ltd., Agts. for Huwaii. Advertisement,'
.MIss.Ns.urine Psnsno left on the Kin
an for Kanal to spend the Christmas
holidays with friends. ''
Rev. .Samuel K. Kamaloplli,' assist
ant pastor of Raumnkapili Church, who
has been In Msul the past week on
business wilt return to the city in
the Mauna Kea this morning. ''
The Governor left Inst night for
Kanai where it is stated be will be
the guest of Col. Z. 8. Rpalding end
ether residents. The Oovernor stated
he was taking the trip primarily for
rest.. ' :
Mrs. J. A. Maguire, commissioner,
who attended yesterday the meeting of
the board of education, will Tetnrn in
the Mauna Kea tomorrow morning to
her Big Island home. 8he will prob
ably go by way of Hilo to Kona.
Miss M. Hester Lemon, registrar-general
of the territorial board of health,
began-yesterday her 'annual month's
vacation. 8he will spend the time
mainly in a leisurely tour of the Isl
and, visiting relatives and friends en
route. .
Effort Is Made To Secure Con
gressional Action On Decor
ations For. Bravery
; Kfforts to secure legislation that will
permit Vnited ftates service men to
receive and wear honors awarded them
for distinguished service are being
made by the Navy League and cir
cular letters have been sent broadcast
through the United , ftates, ; one of
which has reached Honolulu. . .
"Before your' member of congress
leave for Washington,', says a state
ment issued here by the Navy League,
"urge him to vote favorably upon a
resolution permitting American soldiers
and sailors to receive from the .Allied
government medals of. honor award
ed them for their brave and splendid
work in this war. ;'C. .
"At least a dozen' such medals
awarded by the British government to
officers and seamen of the naval
forces operating under vice admiral
Hims are now being held by the Htate
Department.' But the constitution of
the United States forbids their accept
ing any medal or other recognition of
service from a foreign government, ex
cept upon the express- consent ef con
gress, r.. ' . .
"Obviously this is a time when con
gress should grant such permission. It
doe not, as a matter of international
courtesy, harmonixe with the relation
ship now existing between this govern
men and the Allied governments, to re
fuse them the right to make appropriate
acknowledgement of American services
ia the common cause.
' ' The Navy League believes also that
the government should make known the
names and the deeds Of these men for
bravery by our Allies. As history is
but the shadow of great men,' so too
patriotism is largely a reflection from
the deeds of brave men. We need the
inspiration of the acts of these men to
give us the will to Win." ,
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Chamber of Commerce Commit
tee Completes and Presents
List of Candidates
Nominations have been -made by the
nominating committee of the chamber
of commerce for all the office aud
board of directors for the annual elec
tion whit'.h takes place on January 16,
liUX. The list of names includes many
of the leading men of Honolulu.
Kor president, Walter F. IMlling
Iibui and Norman U. (Judge have been
limned, one to be selected,' the same
iieing the case io the offices of first
vice president, second rice-president
and treasurer. Kighteen directors are
to be voted iu from a list of thirty
three names. The nitines and offices
are as follows:
I'resident, W. K. Dillingham, N. E.
Ciedge; first vice-president, G.,11.
Angus, F. i'. Atherton; second vice
president, O. P. Denison, A. Lewis Jr.;
treasurer, B. J. Buculy, E. W. Button.
Directors Albert Afong, W. O.
Karnhart, J. J. Belser, E,-A. Berudt,
A. L. Castle, W. W. Chamberlain, J.
F. Child, J. L. C'ockburn, J. H. Drew,
W. V. Freer. A. J. Oignoux, E. C.
Oouaalvea, John Guild, J. F. C Uageus,
0. U. 1 lei Her Jr., 0, K, lieinenway,
Bichard Ivers, M. M. Johnson, L. jil.
Judd, 8. M. Lowrey, W. C. McQonagle,
W. H. Mclnerny, 'I. K. Mveri, A. M.
Nowell, L. Teuney Peck, W. A. Bam
ssy, P. A. Hwift, A. V. Thayer, Win.
Thompson,.. II. K. Vernon, C. C. von
llmnin, J. T. Warren, E. 0. White, J.
M. Youug.
After an absence of several weeks
on the mainland James D. Dole, man
ager of the Hawaiian Pineapple Com
pany a returned to Honolulu.
Mr. Do).! reports canned pines in
great demand and says that a larger
output eoul.l be disposed of were it
possible to be certain of deliveries.
The army and navy will want 40,000
cases and the . balance of the outturn
will bit distributed among regular cus
tomers on a pro rata basis.
No criticism of prices charged has
been made by the federal trade com
mission, he says, following receipt by
that body some time since of informa
tion relative to costs end prices so
that he believes the price has been
found legitimate by : that body, since
demands for reductions were wads of
the Alaska Packers on salmon and up
on other producers.
;' .- axsassMa, '
Results of Investigation of Na
tional Guard May Be Secret
Military Document " ' '
Compilation of thereport on the Ha
waiian National Guard from the note
that were taken during the recent ses
sions of the board appointed by Gen
eral 8. I. ' Johnson, commanding' the
gnard, was one of the duties of that
board members yesterday.
The notes taken, by a shorthand re
porter covered, it is ssid, n large num.
ber of closely typewritten pages, and
from these the report on the whole situ
ation .Will be formed..
The report will be sent to the Gov
ernor, as eommander-in-chlef of the
guard, and will probably be regarded
as a confidential military report, not
withstanding, the emphatic statement
made recently by members of the board
that a full report, concealing nothing,
would be made to the public. Board
members said they felt that the public,
as those whose - money supports the
guard, were entitled to know what tbey
were getting for their money., Copies
will be .sent to the commanding officer
of the Hawaiian Department, and also
to the officer in charge of militia .af
fairs, representing the regular army,
and presumably will eventually reach
the bureau of militia affairs at Wash
ington1. .-
Most of the' report will center upon
the brigade work at Kawailoa Camp,
and also include, considerable data con
cerning the personnel of. the- guard,
particularly with reference to the Fili
pino companies.
i 4-i : .
Prevention of Waste Urged By
Secretary Baker; Troops On
Oahu Aiding In Movement ;
All the Vnited states treopa '. sta
tioned on Oahu are aiding in the food
conservation ' movement, in line' with
the assistance ' asked of , the civilian
population, Brigadier-General Wisser,
commanding the Hawaiian Department,
having issued an order to this effect
on November 10. , '. ;
In the general demand for conserva
tion of food products , throughout the
country, Food Commissioner Hoover and
Hecretary of War Newton B. Baker,
had a conference, on Friday in which
the war secretary announced he wooed
issue an order. directed: to all canton.
ment and department commanders, "re
questing them to seek the preven
tion of 'waste of food in ' their com
mands and to aid the commission par
ticularly ia the saving of wheat flour
by using a substitute.. A message to
this effect reached Food Commissioner
J. F. Child, local food administrator,
on Saturday. . ; ,'. '
The arrangement between the nation
al food administrator and the war sec.
retary was to secure the voluntary as
sistanca of the soldiers in the canton
ments. Food Commissioner Child took the
matter up with General Wtisser, who ex
pressed his willingness to issue an or
der on this basis to the unit of his
command and get behind the conserva
tion movement in every way possible.
Mir. Child - was informed, however.
that the army had already begun such
a campaign, sad attention was called
to the order issued here in November,
asking all commands to observe the con
servation movement. Mr. Child stated
that the army has already ordered
quantities of corn meal to be used a
a substitute for wheat flour.
The food eemmiasioner said that a
number of people in the Islands had
asked why they should be required to
sign food pledge cards while the armr
itself waa not observing the movement.
Mr. unua said these statements were
made in ignorance of the fact that the
army was already doing its part and
had, in fact, started the movement be
fore being requested to by local food
"However," said Mr. Child, "these
were on(y isolated cases and I believe
the people now generally understand
that all departments of the government
are observing the request for conserva
tion just as much aa the civilian pub
lic." ;
KEWANEE. Illinois, November ' IB
Hixty organizations of Kewanee, in
eluding churches, lodges, clubs, and
central bodies, voted at a. meeting of
delegates to uuify all war work in
this community by pledging undivided
support to Kewanee 'a National De
fense Commission.
This commission is to consist of
Mavor B. F. Baker, James K. Blish,
J. C. Banuister, the Bev. P. II. Durkiu,
and Frank M. Lay, the latter beint
This commission will assign different
fihases of war work to certain orgau
.atlous, which will be responsible for
it. It Is believed duplication of effort
will thus be. avoided and great effi
ciency secured, Orent enthusiasm was
shown iu the plan, and much is ex
pected of it.
PAKIH, December 17 (Associated
, Press) Carslaux, once a cabinet of
ficer and now accused or machinations
with the German for a peace which
would have been dishonorable to France
appeared before a committee of the
house of deputies yesterday and em
phatically denied that he had been
guflty of any unpatriotic, acts. The
documents upon which th charge were
based and which were highly incrimin
ating, be prononueed forgeries.
Treat Them Like Heroes ;' and
They Will Live Up To Expecta-,-'
tions In Hour of Battle '
' ' - h " nsaaasanBsi i .
"Doing 0ir Bit" Not Enough, He
e lit-.! tat. a.A " an '
mues, we.wiusi, .oe ,uur ,aii,
f,To Be Assured of Victory .
A note 'Of warning to those who.
are left at home, urging them to do
their tltntfMt fur ttm man Am nnifnrm '
ts sounded By Bgt. James Meek, a
iormer nonoiuiu noy, in a wucr writ
ten to Albert Wallace, of the Honolu
lu Iron Wiorks.
" You 'cannot do too' much for the '
boy who are. leaving you to fight in
France", write Sergeant Meek. "Treat
them like heroes and they will live up
to your expectations when the battle
hour arrives," he add. "Nothing you
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can aa win oe ipo- gooa ror mem. tie
prouu oz tnem ana mey win t proud ;
oi you, proua or meir country, and
proud of themselves. " .
Hergeant Meek, whose many inter-
rinu iffiif n niva ufwn nuoimnrn in
The Advertiser during the past three
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series of patriotic American postal
cards, some of which beWr these inscrip
tions: "Advance America", "For
Liberty", and "Now we shan't be
long." His letter, which conclude with
the inscription. "Yours for Libertv"
is n follows: .
Reminds Him ' of Hawaii '''
"I, am iout today with a party of
forty Maori boys on trench practice. ,
a su me oniy --naoie-- in tne ounen
and listening to them talk and sing aa
thev din- I am remlndml nf tka Hv
when I worked alongside their Hawaii-.
aa kinsmen on Honolulu jobs. Thev
are being trained as Pioneer at this
depot, aad being naturally good at bush ,
eraft they are a great asset to the New
Zealand division.. While here thev
usuaiiy pacxea to tne door and bring ;
a lot of money to local hospital funds.
They have Just finished lunch and had
a CUD of coffee made an the flM anit
are. now playing "two up". They are
"7 " me Hawaiian ooys; rond of
a bit of a flutter at gambling. They
are not sent to the front aa fln4ln
units now althongh they fought well '
mry were organixea a infantry
on GallipolL They feel sore at not be-
inufr'dAllirtlh.wa'' kilt ka T..
land covernmant douhtlxas m.lh
to cei.oacs io ineir native
BOtl. and SO. 1-ltnJ nf nalas tk. K..
onet they, use the pick, shovel anl axe.
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r mmB woruri, oeiieva me.
'! Today they, are making model
trenches on our training ground. In
spite of all the improvement in the
machinery of warfare trenches .till re
tain their importance. The only refuge
from modern high explosive shells ia in
mother earth. Big cities are no longer
considered impregnable if they have a
ring of isolated forta of stone and steel
and edncrete around them. 'They are
aeieaaea ty trencbea now, similar to
those which defend the small village
of Flanders. . . . ;
"Trenches are Important because1
they are difficult to observe. Even if
observed they are difficult to hit ex
tetly. And even if hit by a shell the
effects of the explosion are compara
tively local. They conceal the move
ments of troops. They nre easy to
construct. They screen the defender
and at the same time allow him to use
his weapon againat oncoming forces.
And they serve jumping 'off places
for troops who could not be brought
across the open to attack strongly
fortified positions. Of course, I cannot
tell yon what we consider the best
method in laying out trenches but I
have no doubt that your U." H. A. boys
nre being instructed in the fattest
methods employed by the Allies.
Eager for Battle
?My time here is drawing to aa
end. I feel like a shirker here and
considering the set hk of Tralw ,j
the chaos in Russia, I shall go back
wn a good Heart and feel that the
full services of vryooe, including
myseir, will be valuable at the front.
From what I can see here I am satis
fied that Fngland is still capable of In
creased effort. There are too many
idle women iu places like this and there
are too maa-r aorvanta tit a. I
them. The time has gone for talk of
"doing out bit". We must do our
II. We must be loval tn tl.a AmA k.'
nave given an. must generate every
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- , J "" uireci u toward
the battle front.
JI;Vlif welmlj j univer
sal eonscriptiQi vexyoiU.n soldier or
working to feed, 'clothe,' and will put
all previous struggle. In the shade.
Mnould Russia and Italy be weak Ger
many will aim a heavy blow at Franca
in hope that she may stagger. Hurry
up, America! Almost every day I read
in the paper about the vast prepara
tions being made in the U. 8. A. ' I
thrill .with the thought of beintr tn a.
tion alongside American lads before
long. I tell my mates that the Yank
are stickers and If they were slow to
enter the war they will be slow to quit .
Can't Bo Too Much
i to" those of you who are
lert at home that you cannot tbiuk too
muoh of or do too much for the boye
who are Reaving you to fight in France.
roat them like, heroes ,nud they wilt
l ..!00 yur, "Ie''ion when the
battle hour arrives. Nothing you can
do will be too good for them. Be proud
of them and tbey will be proud of you.
p.uim r meir. country and proud of
themselves. -
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pleasure and I am going back to th.
eold, the mud, the shelling, the ga, th
snow, the monotony of the front. But
J. ' ,"'et ere. men of America and
there is nowherc'else at present that
I they or I should wish to be,"

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