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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, December 28, 1917, Image 4

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Grow Cotton ,
COTTON prices have reached a higher level than
at any time nine 1869 because the war has
treble! the consumption of this staple. Produc
tion has been utterly unable to keep pace and it
is. becoming a problem to know whence the sup
plies' needed in the prosecution of war are to come
' during the next eighteen months.
That the cotton shortage is due to the war in
" more ways than through lack of vessels to trans
hort the staple to foreign markets may be readily
.understood. 'If one hundred thousand shells are
fired by the big guns of the allied armies, it will
take one hundred thousand bales of cotton trans
formed into high explosive to form the motive
'power, to carry these iron votes of democracy
across No-Man's-Land into the Hun ranks It
; takes , a bale of cotton behind every twelve-inch
r-hell, while, if the weapon is a machine gun, a bale
of cotton is consumed every three minutes that
, the gun Is discharged at rapid fire.
:King Cotton,' the monarch of the textile mills,
now rules over a more important principality. To
win the war, the Allies must have ten bales of cotton-at
their disposal during 1918 for every bale
converted into gun-cotton during the preceding
period of this great struggle.
. j 4 Hawaii his had two cotton eras, the first "during
and immediately after the Ciril War, the second
five years or so ago when a number of small plan
tations made futile efforts to establish themselves,
only to abandon the effort before the difficulties
; always attendant on new industries. Enough ex
periments were then made to show that the obsta
cles in the way of cotton production are not in
herent to plant or soil. ,
: - An insect pest known as the "pink boll-worm,M
firmly established here in Civil War times before
, f here, were entomologists and quarantine stations,
had something to do with the death of the indus
: try, but. had the cotton growers been determined
19 proceed and succeed, this pest need not have
been a serious menace. Fumigation of the prod
, net removes all danger of cotton grown here be-
coming the vehicle to transport and transplant the
pest to other cotton growing lands. Gun-cotton
makers are anxious to get any and all kinds of
: cotton and after the staple has passed through its
nitric acid bath it would take more than an ento
- ' tnn1nerif tn find nink or anv other colored boll, or
lud, worms irt the fibre.
Ttii matter of tmihle nrofit
ton, may be put aside. The point of immediate in
terest is that Hawaii is well suited to grow cotton,
and this staple is much needed to help win the
' war. -There cannot be too much cotton as long as
the war continues. After it ends, the whole world
will need to reclothe itself, and the first textile
needed to Reestablish the export trade of all manu
facturing countries is going to be this self-same
staple fibre...
1 Every sugar .plantation in Hawaii can make cot
ton fit into its rotation, thus establishing diversifi
; cation. . There need be no new companies formed.
There are so many' arguments in favor of making
'. Hawaii a ten-crop country instead of a two-crop
.' cne,' as it comes near being now, that it is not nec
essary to enumerate tfhem. It is of the first im
portance that every acre capable of being used to
. produce some needed product be so used, and it
would seem that Hawaii ought to grow cotton if
ior no other reason than the patriotic one, because
'he' Allies' must have more cotton.
i -
Get the Habit
IN looking over those new War Savings Certifi
cates,: says Collier's Weekly, the point to get
in mind in this: Uncle Sam is giving the rank and
"file of us the best chance to save and invest small
sums of money that has ever been offered in the
Whole financial history of the world. You can now
', buy! the promise of the strongest treasury on earth
; to pay you five dollars five years hence.
iYou can buy that note any time during this
. month or next year at a price ranging from $4.12
:. ..to .$4.23, . You don't have to figure interest, nor
' clip coupons, nor worry about the safety of your
L loan. Behind it are the wealth and the ,taxing
power of the richest country ever known.
Your coin is earning four percent interest right
; along, and interest that is reckoned every three
7 tuointhsv There may be savings banks that will
. do that much for you, but we are
If jt were not lor that hundred-dollar limit on each
r purchase and the thousand -dollar limit on the total
that anyone can buy, the big financial fellows
would leave precious few 'of these War Savings
stamps for the rest of us.
After all these years of trying to cut out gold
1 rick, achemes which fakers aim at the poor man's
pocketbook, the government is. now giving the
men of Small means a positive chance to show
whether, they know a good thing when they see it.
Vou can soon buy these War Savings Certificates
it any postolfice and at many other places' (keep
yown-eyei-opeii for the sign). By giving ten days'
: notice you will be able to get your five dollars (or
more) on or after New Year's Day, 192.?, at any
poittofnce where you can buy a money order.
If you Want to cash in sooner, you can do it the
same way. but in that case you will get only three
percent on your money. Better see the deal
through. If you have sound financial sense, yon
. will tuck in some of the stamps (big or little) each
pay' day, and the time to begin is now.
DECEMBER 28, 1917.
Protection For Soldiers
from prowinc cot
plishment of
cise Roosevelt,
the eyes of his
not aware of any
IN his annual report, the secretary of war con
gratulates the nation on the way in which the
average community has risen to the occasion and
has "cleaned up" the vice resorts from the neigh
borhoods of the various training camps and mili
tary establishments. Honolulu has no reason to
accept any of the congratulations of Secretary
Baker. This community is more prolific of vice
today than at any time in its history, with the
police blind and the general community wholly
indifferent. Says the secretary:
Thin mili'ary service to the country, Interrupting
it doe the careers and activities of so many of mir
mm, mint be mad aa asset to them and to the Nation
by leaving tham, when it la over, not merely with
strengthened anil more virile bodies as result of their
phyairal training, but with serene aid content!
mind, and with that elevation which cornea from tha
' seas of having lived a full lit and been In touch with
opportunities for the wholesome and" invigorating tise
. of all of one 'a power, both about bis aerioua business !
and hia momenta of relaxation.
The effect of then aetivitiea upon the country at
large ha, I believe, been moHt fortunate. By virtue of
the power conferred by rn('ni in election 12 and
13 of the art temporarily to increase the military es
. tablishment, aonea have' been established around the
' training canlpa, and through the cooperation of the de
partment of justice vice and the opportunity for in
temperance, which ha ometimea been associated with ,
the idea of a military camp, have been reduced to
minimum; but 1 franklv count moot upon the ronatrue
tive ageneie (The Y. l. O. A., V. V. V. A. and .
Knight of Oolumbu) which have been employed.
The significant thing about a true olvillratiou 1 it
apontaneou upward tendency and the young American
instinctively prefer sound and healthy occupation
and recreation, if the oportunity to enjoy them be,
but offered. A a consequence, the whole-hearted .ho"
vitality of the civilian communities about our camp
ha been reciprocated by our young soldiers, and happy
relation have been created which have given the
peo(le of the country fresh occasion for admiration
ef their Army and have given our soldier new Inspira
tion to fight in the defense of institution which have ,
surrounded the soldier' career with so many opportu
nities and so many evidence of interest.'
The real effect 'of, this will be a spirit in the Ameri
can soldier when be ia ou foreign noil, a set of habit
and associations, a group of ideal brought with him
from home, which will be at once a spur to hi effort
and a consolation for hia hardship.
' Since the declaration of war, Honolulans of the
right sort have gone a. long way towards helping
make congenial the life of the soldier in Oahu, but,
unfortunately, while the front door of the city has
been thrown open, nothing has been done at all
about shutting the back door. As a consequence,
boys who have joined the colors from purely pa
triotic motives and have come to Honolulu to train
are being tempted openly, shamelessly and with
impunity. The result is that many of them will
have to be discharged from the service, dishonored,
broken in health and carrying back with them to
their mainland homes the seed of disease that may
shorten their lives and prevent their future useful
ness as citizens. It is not nice to have to say this
of your own community, but so long as it is true
it is better to say it than shut your eyes to what
is going on in order to be able to shut your mouth
against protest.
The Advertiser does not expect an improvement
under present conditions. We will, have an im
mediate betterment when there is a Governor in
the Capitol who does not uphold prostitution, or
a new sheriff in the police station who knows the
difference between decency and what we now suf
fer from. A Governor who does not shuffle away
from his responsibilities could, through his attor
ney general and high sheriff, enforce what the war
and navy departments have requested. A sheriff
who had any regard whatever for his oath of office
and some slight inkling of what the federal ad
ministration means when it asks for protection for
the soldiers and sailors could do much to make
unnecessary what is now being undertaken by the
army itself, the driving of vice to cover.
By the same token, a little more of the iron hand
and a whole lot fewer "warnings" from the local
representatives of the department of justice
wouldn't hurt. 1
The San Francisco Examiner does not like
Roosevelt's comments on the methods pursued by
ihe Washington administration for the accom
the object most desired, that of get
ting best prepared in tiie quickest way for the
smashing of the Huns. There are many things
about Roosevelt that Hearst and his suhsidizers
do not like, principal among which is Teddy's tin
deviating and outspoken loyalty. The more the
.Examiner and the other Hearst publications criti
the bigger Roosevelt will loom in
The Advertiser desires to thank its many friends
throughout the Territory for the helpful and en
couraging letters received and the assurance these
letters give that The Advertiser is voicing the sen
timents of the loyal Americans xf Hawaii. Such
letters as have brought the holiday greetings of
many scores of readers to the editor's desk are
appreciated and are perhaps more helpful than
even the writers expect.
' 'News' tlrat the censors have not permitted the
public of Hawaii to receive by wireless includes
one item relating to the punishment meted out to
'.he ringleaders of the outbreak among the men
of the Twenty-fourth Infantry on August 2S at
Houston, Texas. I hese men, thirteen in all, were
found guilty of riot and mutiny and put to death.
Under the income tax Americans are asked to
pay eighty dollars on an income of $5fXX). In Eng
land on that same amount the government requires
$9.15 in tax and supertax. We have not yet begun
to feel the pinch of the war.
The annual Christmas tree of the
Phoenix lodge will be held In the club
rooms at seven o'clock tonight.,
J. R. iavia was taken into custody
tast' night and booked for Investigation
by Liquor License inspector W, ; H.
Button.- ' 1 ; . ..
The Board of Supervisor will meet
In the city hall at seven-thirty tonight.
The acceptance or rejection of A. X.
V terra for the position of superinten
dent of park and public school grounds
will probably be the Brat matter for
consideration, .'
The appointment of a Honolulu rep
resentative of the war trade board ha
been suggested by the chamber of com
me roe to Oeore McK. MrClellan, the
chamber 'a Washingtoa agent. The lat
ter t instructed by cable to investigate
the plnn and urge its adoption. - ::
Jon) C. Cohen, president of the Con
solidated Amusement Company, who
was arrested last week en a charge of
apeediag, appeared In police court Mon
day And asked for jury trial. Judge
Harry Irwin refused the request and
the rase will be heard Thursday.
That more spaee may be seen red for
handling war revenue work,' and be
eose that' it la expected that the in
come tax will reejntre mock snore room
than at present. ft change In the eonn
ter arrangementa haa been ordered by
Col. Howard Hathaway, collector Of In
ternal revenue, ia the office.
Probation Officer Joseph T.eal re
stored yesterday to her father a four-year-old
Filipino girrwho had been kid
napped and taken from Kauai to the
Waimnnalo plantation on this island.
The child's dlssppesrnnee waa reported
some time ago and she was located af
ter the probation officer had conducted
an investigation.
.J. V. Child, federal food commission
er and chief executive of the territorial
food commission ha left for Washing
ton. He will attend a meeting of food
administrator while there and confer
with Herbert Hoover. Via Elizabeth
Dutot will be in charge of the rooms
over Castle Cooke's during kis two
mouths' absence.
Preparations foMhe dance to be air
en on Friday evening the Outrigger
Club by the marines and sailors from
Pearl Harbor, are progressing satisfac
torily. The dance I under the chaper
onage of the Women 's Auxiliary of the
Outrigger Club, and those member wh
are expeeting to attend are requested
to notify fMra. J. A. Oilman. , , - .
Plantation manager are to be ap
pointed aperlal representatives, of the
natipnal food, . administration, to co
operate with .the eoanty agents and the
food commission in production and con
servation work. John Watt haa been
named as special agent to confer with
the managers in regard to the increase
of production of other foodstuff than
augar in the Territory.
The formal order of eonrt dismissing
the so-called, f'new will" of the late
Queen Llliuokalanl has been issued by
Circuit Judge Clarence W Ashford and
filed in the offion of the circuit clerk.
This order follow the court 'a action
in throwing the 1017 will out of court
at the recent heating. The order pro
vide that the document may never
again be. presented for probate.
Capt. Henry Cummins, Q. M. B. C,
recently commissioned front - sergeant,
haa been assigned to duty aa assistant
to -the officer, jn charge nf the supplies
division. Angus McMullin, clerk in
the office of the eonstr""tin or---master
department, ha been promoted
to cbif f clerk of the quartermaster. ITe
takes the place formerly held by Ctfnt,
Charles A.. Morrow, called to the main
land. '
cember 14 Harry Jackaon and John
Muldoon today enlisted in the naval
reserve. Muldoon waa the lock in this
vear 'a rugby tussle with Stanford, and
haa been one of the mainstays of the
Santa Clara varsity fifteen for the
last three year. He formerly starred
with Berkeley High.' Muldoon is also
a basketball player. Jackson was pick
ed for the fullback position in this
? ear's rugby game with the peninsula
nstitution, but suffered an injury
which prevented hi playing. He ia
one of the best liked fellow on the
campus, and he will be seriously miss
ed next year when the varsity fifteen
trots ont on the turf for practise.
CHICAGO, December 14 The whole
basketball squad of the Illinois Athletic
Club, which won the national cham
pionship last spring, has disbanded and
gone to the Colore. Ai Pressler, cap
tain and forward, baa enlisted and pass
ed ' the examination for the aviation
service. He will leave for San An
tonio, Texas, -within a few days. Harry
Frieling also .has applied for admis
sion to the aviation service. Johnson
and Slight are in the Navy, and Coch
ran has applied for admission to that
. ; ,
John II, Ketrheson and Miss Iwuluui
Kathleen Davton were married early
yesterday eveuiug at Kawaialiuo
Church, the ceremouy being iterforined
by Rev. Henry H. Parker, the pastor.
The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Kr
uest K. Lvuian, in additiuu to whom
there were present only relatives and
a limited number of intimate friends
ot the voung couple. Mr. Ketrheson is
the well-known train dispatcher of the
'Oahu Railway' k l4ind Company. Mrs.
Ketcbeson is' the youugest daughter of
the lato Judge aud Mrs. Duvl.l Daytou.
After a brief honeymoou in the coun
try, Mr. anil Mra. Ketrheson will make
their home in this city.
PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to
cure blind, bleeding, itching or pro
truding PILES ia 6 to 14 day or
money refunded. Manniactoied by
the VA 1? IS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis,
U. 8. A.
Mr, and Mrs. ' Wetteri Maefarlan
have returned from the mainland.
. Judge Triatnn Onorio, district magls
Irate of North Hiio, has been visiting
in the elty. - ; ,
Mrs. Charles 8. Crane haa returned
to the city after an extended visit in
the mainland. ; ; ' :
H. M. Blower and Robert Stone, of
Mills HchooL have gone to spend Christ
mas and New Year holidays on Kauai.
Princess Kawananakoa, who Is ex
pected here about January 1, will re
turn to the malulnnd on February 12.
ielix Mriigftclll, well - Known Kilo
business man, is in the city and may
return next Saturday In the Mauna Kea
to hia Big Island home. -
The season's greetings have reached
The Advertiser . from : George . Bruce
Marshal, JVo, 7.lti:i, Paymaster' Office,
Imperial Royal Flying Corp. Toronto.
Mrs. K. P. Irwin, wife of the city
editor of The Advertiser,- underwent
a aerioua operation at the Queen 'a Hos
pital yesterday. She will be unable to
leave the hospital for her home for
some time.
Mrs. W. T. Livingston, wife.of W. T.
Liviugstoa, of the Hawaii Meat Com
pany, waa successfully operated on by
Dr. A. O. Hod gins at the Queen,' Hos
pital yesterday. She was reported last
night as doing nicely.
George K. Marshall, formerly of Ho
nolulu, i now a member of the pay
master's staff of the ' Royal Flying
Corps, at Toronto. He writes a friend
here that Watson Balledtyne, formerly
a teller in the First National Rank,
ha joined the corps a a cadet and is
training to obtain a pilot's iicense.
. 1
Fire In Kapiolani Park Destroys
. Beautiful Palms and Furn
ishes Brilliant Spectacle
Kapiolani Park furnished a Are spec
tacle shortlv before midnight last night
that drew hundreds from all parts of
the city and set telephone bell janging
in all place where information-as to
tie "big fire out Diamond Head Way"
might possibly .be secured,' for the
heavens were partly clouded and those
clouds were stained a ruddy and glow
ing crimson that could be seen for a
long distance. It was forest Are in
miniature and the tons was confined to
some splendid royal and date palms but,
had the wind been in another direction,
the atablea at the race course, which
were at no great distance would have
been seriously threatened.
It was shortly before midnight last
night when an alarm sounded from box
136 and soon rails were coining from
all direction to The Advertiser edi
torial room to learn where the big fire
was, for the sky was brilliantly illu
minated and there wae every Indica
tion that a large dwelling or large
dwelling were being destroyed.
On an island in the park, just off
Kapahulu Road there ' were flaming
more than a wore of giaut torches,
beautiful, old, towering palms as the
flames leaped from tree to tree. ' There
was every indication of rapidly spread
ing fire, to those at a distance, but
there was no house in the immediate
i iu'.fy.
It mas after the hour for atreet car
service but automobiles by the hundred
made the journey out to Waikiki and
residents of that section swelled the
crowd.- - ,. '.
Today there will be seen more than
a score of blackened, fingerlike objects
that point, heavenward and mark the
spot that was yesterday a beautifully
wooded little island, now only black
ened and withered where before all
whs bright with green and other vivid
On the Island it was very dry aud the
tire leaed upward and spread with
great rapidity. How it started ' waa
undetermined but it is presumed to
have been occasioned by the dropping
of a burning match or a lighted cigar
or cigarette in the dry leave. ,
. . . , ,,
The following were recent arrivals from
the msliilHiid Mrs. 1). Ahlhorn, Miss tins
sic Alriamter, Miss Ms lie Her, Mrs. ('.
H Crane. Mrs. I.. Doe. C. Warren Pish.
W. M. Klaclt. Mrs. V. M. Flack and child.
Itur It. rlash, Mrs. M. Osrllck, Mrs. Ber
tliu lis vekh, - A. U. Horn. IJewtrlyn Jen
hint Jr.. Mrs. IJewelyn Jenkins Jr., I.. 1.
J mid. Mrs. James A. kiennwlj. Miss Jessie
Kennedy. Jas. A. Kenned, Ola ). Yewl
sn. Jobu T. I.lresy, Mrs. John T. Uresy.
Vllllttin Msifsrlaiie. Mrs. William Mc
furlaue. Oeorir H. MoKenle. I'avld Rust.
MUm I.. Kiullh, K. W. Huhr, Mrs. Chris
tine Kubr, lr. B. P. Hurryhne. Rodney
Pnrryhne. Philip Hurryhne. WUIIsm Wst
fx II. W. I.. Williams. Mrs. C. 10. Wright.
II sir, Manns Ke. I eceilllcr '.
KltOM HAWAII A. H. Hind. Miss
Velcb, Mr. and Mrs. It A. Meml.l. Miss
Hmn, K. C. V nulla n. Mr. anil Mrs. It.
I '-mlntf. . M. Chlekerlnir, Mat. II. C.
Merrlman. MIm McKennali, W. . Htnlth,
i Watamihe. Miss lloatilda. ' Or. J. C.
Alexander. . Joe Kerrelra, M. HihIis. Konf
Kul Cnanif. V. Hruclielll, Capt. aud Mrs.
M. A. CUry, Msxter II null Clary, Mrs.
WsImiii. Mrs. liolilner, Mr. anil Mrs.
A. Hansen. Mwe. Joc1hii. Mr. and Mrs.
f H. il'nwu, Mis I. Illehanlaon, A. W.
I'uiiu. Miss M. JschiImi. Mr. anil Mrs. J. A.
f'orule. Mrs. K. M. Durham. W, V, Htnrey.
r'rvd I.. Herrlnger. J. H. Ilai-ttie, J. K. M.
((-.orio. M. V. Bailey. Jj. J. A. Ilornt. (.
II Wolff. V. KltsHliniuons. A. T. HpuWIliikf.
V. Mnttee. T. B Knisi. II. James. Herat. A.
O Mltirr, Fiishlyama, Mrs. Knjiihhl aud
KKOM MAPI ny K. floodness, C. Beto,
Alio Cisik. A. A .vers. I. Itanium. C. Hakahl.
Knktida. H. Illita, Hr. Ilamauiolu. K. Naka.
niura. lis it Carey. Ham Kslisl. Master Ka
hili. Miss J. KshHl, Mlchltsll. J. K. Kahoo-
iill. ft Asato. Mrs. Klsle Keao and lufaut,
o.en l.ulell.
II r tr Clamliux from Maul. Keceiiiher
U K, Miyake. A. T. Illnehara. W.- C.
Crlts. Mrs. H. K. Kcolt, Miss M. Apn, Otto
ll. Miss KssihiiH. Master Ksulhue, Miss
l.i-leo. I,. It. Wcalherwat, James Kasl.
II Hanlia'a. C. ('allium. N. Matsueda,
Mr. K. l. Marshall, Mlsa O. Manilla. Mus
ter I'elea. K. Anaua. Aklnna, X. KiiKumutu.
I.luit t.u KIiik. Mr. and Mrs. Koinaiir Miss
Koniada Mr. and Mrs. Kato ami sou.
Mr. Kraln. Miss H. Minllh.
Stanley Heulani Ashford, son of Cir
cuit Judge 0. W. Ashford, now in Ha
skntshewan, Canada, has passed bis ex
animations for admission to the Royal
Flying Corps, and will soon be in To
ronto for a training course. He will
be sent to Texus later on, where the
weather is more desirable for flights.
His wife will enter hospital service
truining at Toronto.
Commandant Authorized To Ac
, cept Those Whose Numbers
l.: Indicate MayNot Be Called
Despite the fart that no enlistments
aa be made In the army or navy by
registrants amenable to draft calls, the
regulations permit registrants whose or
der numbers are so low ia the lint that
they are not liable to.be called for
some time, to enlist in the navy, ae
wording to instruction received yester
day by Capt. George R. Clark, U. B. N.,
commandant of Pearl Harbor naval
station. . .,
The naval commandant is authorised
to accept mea of this class for regular
enlistment In both the navy and ma
rine corps. This will probably release
number, of young mea f6r active serv
ice at once, who have refrained from
trying to enlist because they held draft
order number. . The extracts to which
Captain Clark 'a attention was called
are as follows I
"Upon, presentation to a recruiting
officer of a certificate by his local board
to the effect that hi class and order
number are so low that he is not' within
the Current quota of his local board,
any registrant may enlist voluntarily
ia the navy or in the marine corps, .and;
thereafter, upon presentation by the
registrant to hi local board of a cer
tificate of a eommiaiioned officer of
the navy or marine corps, stating that
he has bee a so enlisted, such certificate
shall be tiled with the queitionnaire
and the registrant shall be placed in
Class V on the ground that he la in
the naval service of the United Ptate.
"Under ich ' reulation s the
surgeon -general may prescribe and upon
receiving permission from the suregon
general to do so, any medical student,
hospital interne, dentist, dental student,
veterinarian, or , veterinary . student
may enlist in the enlisted reserve corps
if the medical department of the army
that he has been so enlisted, such cer
tificate shall be filed with the question
naire and the registrant shall be placed
in Class V on the ground that be is In
the military service - of ' the United
Htatea. There no other ground upon
which such persons (a such) may be
placed in a deferred classification. '
"Any registrant at any time, regard
less of classification and order number,
may be commissioned in the army,
navy, or marine -corps, or appointed an
army field clerk, and thereafter, oa
presentation by the registrant to hia
local board of certificate of his com
manding officer stating that he has
been so commissioned or appointed,
such certificate shall be filed with the
questionnaire and the registrant shall be
placed in Class V on the ground that
he Is in the military or naval aerviee
of the United States.". . ,
Site Is Acquired and Work On
New Building Will Be
Started At Once
It is announced that; work on the
new building at Hilo that is to be occu
pied by the evening paper, the Post-
Herald, is to be started immediately.
The site for the home of the after
noon paper haa been acquired at the
mauku corner of KraVve and Ham
Streets, or diaogrially opposite the pres
ent office of the old Hawaii Post. Here
an irregularly formed lot has been pur
chased by the company, aud here the
new building will be erected.
The plans for the structure are now
practically completed. They include
space for stores fronting on Keawe
Ktreet as well as approximately four
thousand square feet of floor space for
the use of the paper itself.
.When the structure is finished it will,
if the management ran carry out its
aims and hopes, be the most complete
newspaper shop outside of Honolulu
The walls of the new structure are to
be of concrete, but with ample apace
for light and air. The business office
will occupy the corner, and it is the in
tention of. the management to make cf
it a plaee where patrons of the paper
will feel at home.
The editorial rooms will be bark of
the business office and opening into it
Back of them will be the mechanical
plnt. This is to be equipped to handle
any and all work with all possible
speed and efficiency. Here will be In
stalled the two t.liudera, one for job
work and the other for the newspaper.
Ia addition there will be five paten
presses for job work, the ruling ma
chine, paper cutters and the like.
, On the mauka side of the building
and extending almost its entire length,
will be a space for storing of stock.
This will have a separate entrance on
II Hi Ktreet, wide enough to make ac
cess easy.
Charles Nelaon, water tender on the
Mauna Kea, got drunk on Christmas
day and played football with his wife,
according to the testimony of the latter
yesterday in the police court. Mrs.
Nelson further said that her husband
smashed up the furniture, and made
himself otherwise disagreeable.
The evidence of neighbors substan
tinted in part' the testimony of Mrs.
Nelson. Taking the stand, Nelson ile
nied the charges, but it cost him 50
aud costs lust tie same. Not having
the ready cash be was released on his
own reroguuanre until January 7, at
which tune the line nrust be paid.
Chambcilain 'a Cough Keihedy is the
largest selling rough medicine in the
world to.lnv because It doe exactly
what a rough medicine is supposed to
do. It stops coughs aril colds sieeiuy
aud effeciuallv. For sale by nil deal
ers. Henson, Hinith Co., Ltd., Agts.
for Hawaii. Aavertisoiiieut,.
First of Great. Fleet Being Built
Under Direction of American
. Corporation Takes the Water
The first ahto built under the direc
tum of the United State Kmergency
Fleet Corporation ' was launched in
Seattle n November, seventy-eight
day after the laying of ber keel1, no
eordipg to the Examiner of December
16. The vessel is an 8000-ton merchant
ship and Is built of standardised steel,
with speed of eleven knot. ' '
The State Council of Defense has re
ceived iniurwaiiun cuncrrnmi tun
add the large number of standardised
ships which the fleet corporation baa
under ftnnatrurtloa.
The recently launched vessel is one
of fleet of fifty-four vessels of ex
actly the earn specifications, which are
now under contract. It is small com
pared to the U. 8. 8. Leviathan, though
ita hold can carry load or 400 rreight
cars, ft railroad train three and one
half mile long. - The fleet corporation,
it ia reported, ie to have 1 .000,000 tons
of. chipping completed by March 1 of
next year; ' v .
There were thirteen other ship com
pleted in November for the corpora
tion, arranging in aixe from 2000 to
10,473 tons, and were some of the 426
ships building in American yards for.
private firm that were, on August
4 of this year, commandeered by tha
A....n-4 n ,l - a n ... l- .1
it -.-el uuinii, ... v . - . n ,c,nriB al
ready under construction, thirteen have
been completed, all of which are full
sized vessels, averaging 7800 tons.
Besides the steel ahipa now building,
875 wooden -vessels have been contract
ed for, and the first of these was only
, few ' days behind the first of b
steel ships in taking the water.
iiiiini-uinitTijr un cuni,i-uul, . Bl ves
sel is turned over by Ih fleet eorpora
tion to. the shipping board, although
many of them are passed over to the
army or 'the 'navy, while other are
sent to the Italian or the French gov
ernment. 'Still others are turned over
to private shipping eompnniea, to be
operated by them under an arrange
ment that all excesa profit are turn
ed over to the shipping board..
Craft. Used By Robert Louis
Stevenson On Pacific Cruises
Will Be Remodeled
,; The sehooner Casco, famous for it
hiitorie experience' and one of the
few vessels plying between here and
the mainland during the time of "Robert
Louia Stevenson ' has again changed
hands, after lying at anchor for many
years in Victoria, harbor. -
Capt. ' Harry . Crosby, well known
Bound navigator, is the present owner
of the schooner, ' which for several
year prior to lying at anchor in Vic
toria harbor, was operating ' among
British Columbia .ports about Van
couver Island. Bhe wa only recently
offered for sale. .
The Casco la a wooden craft and was
built mainly as ft pleasure yaoht, but
Captain Croaby, present owner of the
vessel, who recently secured hia owner
ship papers In Vancouver, baa announc
ed that the -vessel Is to be taken to
Vancouver, to be hauled oa the waya
at the Ballard shipbuilding plant, an
interest in which Captain Crosby re
cently bought.
The vessel is to be given a thorough
overhauling, and if possible, accord
ing to Captain Crosby, an auxiliary
power engine will be fitted up in her.
t-the is 120 feet long.
During the time of Hobert Louis
8tevenson, Uie yacht waa lying at an
chor in Han Francisco harbor. On see
ing the yacht, Mr. Htevenson took a
fancy to her aad shortly afterwards
she became hi property.
, ,
The steamship President will be able
to take care of all intending passen
gers on her next sailing from this port,
according to notice received from her
agents, the Matson Navigation Co.. On
account of the censorship The Adver
tiser i unable to announce tbe sailing
date of the vessel. '
Among recent visitors - ia the city
wumrm f'mit OIa lfnnaan iinutA' nf I.a
Norwegian .steamer Tbor, which foun
dered many miles northwest of Hono
lulu last month, Purser K. Williams,
and Hocond Mate Hansen, who aro on
their way home from the Orient, where
Ihey were taken immediately after they
were picked up some 1N5 miles from
where they were shipwrecked. They
were members of the first boatload who
wer( resciuvl by ft Japanese tramp
steamer, autl- are about the lust of t lit
crew to be shipped koine. Others of
the eew picked up by the tramp have
already' sailed for home..
('apt. A. Biedermun, master of tho
. jplviiipic., a recent culler nt this
port", brought new of the death of
('apt.' T. H Evans, for more that ten
years a caller at Honolulu wlicn in the
shipping business. Captain Biodennau
reported that Captain Evans was either
murdered or bad committed suicide- in
Antofagasta, Cliiln, during the latter
part of last October. Immediately af
ter the death of the skipper, detec
tive were engaged to investigate tuo
fnptaiu Kvana' home is in Han r'rau
cisco, where a family survives him.

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