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Prohibition In Sight
TIIE bill nov before congress
time prohibition for' Hawaii And to continue
that, prohibition after the war with the consent
f the rnajonyfjf the voters of 'the. Territory will
in all probability, pass, linless a very determined
opposition to it is shown. by Delegate Kuhio.
Should the Delegate be 'prevailed upon to op
pose thift measure, he will with that act proclaim
' his Insincerity, on the. prohibition question.
, He, cannot object consistently to immediate war-
time prohibition. No patriot can so object to such
for. Hawaii so long as we are at war and while
this' is tie of the main garrison towns of the
Nation., f , ; '..
It is now elementary that booze in any quantity
minimizes efficiency, and inefficiency in the army
today means death for individuals and dishonor
for the Flag.. Prohibition rules in the army, but
, it cannot.be thoroughly enforced so long as one
;. portion', of the residents may buy and drink at
will and so long as there are civilian sneaks to sell
fo men in uniform and service disloyalists willing
to be tempted.' .
Following the termination of the war, the "home
rule" objection comes into olav. It is provided
; for in the bill, however, which permits the major
ity of Voters to decide for themselves whether or
, not prohibition' shall continue. , A plebiscite may
be taken at any time after 1920 and up to 1925.
whenever twenty percent of the registered voters
so petitUm..,,, , , , . . y
That provision is eminently fair. It is fair to
the opponents of prohibition, "as it should not be
Jifficult 'jprhem to secure such a petition if there
. be any considerable sentiment' in the Islands for a
return to' the booze basis. ' It is fair to the pro
hibitionists, inasmuch as it will give prohibition
a two years' trial at least, by which time prohibi
tion should have demonstrated, its worth and at
he end of which time there will not be an organ
ized, going booze business to become the center
of a campaign of debauchery, misrepresentation
and boodle, all of which now go with the business.
; When the plebiscite is taken, if it should be
palled for at all, which we are ready to doubt, it
will be taken soberly and the result will be the
premeditated decision of the people, voting with
open eyss. 1
In the text of the bill as it has reached Hawaii,
and as it was in all probability introduced into the I
United states senate yesterday, we detect only
one. flaw ol I6nsqunce.v That is the provisvon
Which delegates to the territorial legislature the
enactment of regulations under which the impor
tation' and use of intoxicants for mechanical, scien:
tific, sacramental and medicinal purposes will be
permitted. . : ,
While we have faith in our legislature, we be
lieve ; it would be wise were congress to incor
porate these roles in their own bill and not leave
it to us. (This is federal prohibition and every
thing connected with it should be federal, not ter
ritorial'" , "Mechanical", "scientific" and "medicinal" are
very general classifications and susceptible of any
amount-Vjf abuse and misinterpretation. We be
lieve that the liquor interests of Hawaii will grasp
every opportunity offered through this delegation
of power to the legislature to seek rules and regu
lation that will nullify to the .very limit-of pos
sibility the bope, dry features of the federal act.
This' will be, the last hope of the hooze ring and it
will be-worked to the verge of desperation, depend
upon that
In ourfpjflion, local prohibitionists should cable
the backers of this bill and urge its amendment
to include every phase of the use of intoxicants
in Hawaii!' Let the act be bone dry in fact as well
as in name, leaving no loophole whereby the plain
intent' of the legislation may be marred in any
particular! If prohibition is to be put on trial, let
it be an absolutely fair and sqaare trial.
; The Advertiser is heartily in favor of this act.
We feel confident that if prohibition be forced
upon us for two years, with strict federal enforce
ment, w$ will never go back to booze. The pass
ing of his law will mean much to Hawaii and
will bring hope for survival to the citizens of
Hawaiian blood.
Good For Wisser
GENERAL WISSER has made a straightfor
ward report to the secretary of war in the
matter -of the desirability of prohibition on this
island for thevperiod of the war and those who
have previously criticized his reluctance to speak
except through war department channels must
now salute fprn. This The Advertiser is glad to
do this ' morning, '
With, the backing of the department comman
der, the Governor, the chamber of commerce, the
loading haole and Hawaiian societies and the
press, prohibition appears certain to come, l-'ven
if legal obstacles are to be found to prevent the
presidential proclamation desired, prohibition will
come through congress. '
It is immaterial how it come, so long as it is
soon a thing accomplished. Hawaii needs it, and
ncvcf , more than today.
The war in over for the.BoUheviki except that
ihey ftjti.ll have some righting to do with the Finns,
the Letts,'. the Ukranians, the White Russians
:he Cossacks, the Basserabians, the Tartars and
;lic. Rumanians, i
FEBRUARY 8, 1911
trj provide wwr-
be surprising.
icans there are
at the very least
the trip in safety
States before one
5 ented. as have
men. The use
Iran say that, at
Tuscania, and it
helling of small
rafts were indulged in
.It is a matter
he loss of life
formedLthe greater number of troops on the sunk
clothes. Under
excusable but if there had been a panic" the roll
of the' 'lost would have been a thousand soldiers
instead of fewer
tore its way into
that Jest admirably. The number of -those saved
be regretted, but
that the national
frs was expected of them face death with coolness
and meet the sternest emergency like men. The
ones who have gone will not have died in vain,
even though they had not their chance to strike a
man's blow against their foe. Their death will
arouse America
yur at renhrod.
though purchasing
in America. Two
York savings banks is quoted as saying on De
cember 20, 1917: 1
"One of the ,mosf remarkable things about the
Liberty Loan campaigns is the small effect they
have had on the savings banks accounts, which
show an increase. This we lay to the appeals
made to the American people to purchase the
bonds out of their earnings, paying for them from
week to week or from month to month. The peo
ple appear to be doing as they have been urged,
purchasing the bonds from current savings."
Certainly somebody blundered when the artil
lerymen from Oahu were hurried from their balmy
quarters here and dumped into a mainland post,
to live under canvas in dead winter. Those boys
who have died have given their lives fur their
tountry as truly as though they had fallen on the
field in France, but what a usclessness has been
injected into their deaths through the blunder of
some higher up. So far, a hundred of our Amer
ican hoys have died in their camps and canton
ments in America to every one who has been kill
ed facing the foe.
Representative Clark of Florida has introduced
a bill which removes the necessity of salutes from
tnlisted men to officers not of their own organiza
tion. 'ITiis is a bright idea. It ought to be follow
ed by a law that none should address any but con
gressmen from their own State as "Honorable".
T . 'V ,
IT would be verging uport the miraculous if ;Ui
.United States, succeeded' in" transporting .bur
hundreds of thousands of troops to France through
the watching submarines without an occasional
marine, loss. It is Germany's prime Object just
now to prevent the might of the United States
entering the conflict until after her reinforced
:irmiea on the west front are able to strike their
supreme blow and it may be put down as a cer
lainty that the submarine commanders are under
orders to specialize on American transports.
News of the torpedoing of the British liner Tus-
cania on .Tuesday night, off the north coast of
Ireland, with American troops aboard, should not
We do not know how.many.Amer
in Europe, but if , there are two
hundred thousand, as many suppose, jt means that
a hundred transports have made
from the shores of the United
was successfully' attacked This
is a small percentage, considering the boasts of the
German navy regarding their pirate ships and the
efficiency of the Hurl, y f ,
The attack against the transport' cannot be re
been the blows struck at merchant
of the U-boats against American
nd British troopships is a legitimate' use.' "We
least, for the torpedoers of the
does not appear that the usual
boats and running down of life
of the highest. satisfaction that
has been so small, compared to
whatsit; might easily have been- The roll of the
many survivors demonstrates also"the fact that
the militiamen of Michigan and Wisconsin, who
en ship, must have displayed an iron discipline.
The despatches say the vessel was torpedoed
while the majority of the men were in their bunks
and that it went down so rapidly that the greater
number of survivors were unable to secure their
these conditions a panic among
the national guardsmen would have been almost
than a hundred.';
These boys from Michigan andWisconsin, civil
ians only a few "months ago, will probably never
be called upon to face a harder test of discipline
and bravery than they faced when the torpedo
their 'transport. And they met
' The loss' of even a few American 'soldiers' 'is to
it will thrill the nation to know
guardsmen of America can do
even more than she has been
aroused, and through Wisconsin especially the
effect of Tuesday night's shot in the dark will be
to bring further to the fore the fighting spirit of
IT has been pointed out as evidence of how
strongly the duty of saving had been impressed
upon the English people by the war savings cam
paign in that country that in the year 1916, al
billions of dollars of war bonds,
the small savings-bank depositors in England in
creased their'deposits in savings banks over $60,
000,000, this in face of the fact that the English
have been noted as a spending rather than as a
saving people.
It seems that a similar process has taken place
great Liberty Loans were float
ed in the year just closing, and nearly $6,000,000,
000 of Liberty Loan Bonds were purchased by the
people. Yet instead of being depleted the savings-banks
deposits of the country have been in
creased. The president of one of the large New
' in ii i it i i ' ii ii f - - - '- i " i
The Kilauea Volcano la atllt
tlo according to; wireless which baa
ma received rri tiiio. .
Jimee I. TerrfA ' fln.1, f 100 and
had his driver's license suspended for
mree montns J'ftf f day ' morning by
Judge ' Irwin I of. violation, of the
frnffle laws.' ' . 1 , '
A complaint M'Va mad to Capt
William Foattfc tn, .harbormaster, that
the United State quarantine officials
are not promptly notified of the antral
or onaelf bound for Honolulu. .,.
,Tkre member of 4n bootlegging
profeeeion in Honolulu were sentenced
to one year each in too county jail by
Jvdg Irwin yeaterdar. Ther wore
Sam Pin, Aroa Kaulaaa and Paul Helm.
Bebeeca Homerreen. ' a Hawaiian
woman, Cnraiu Peres and J. O. Ortet,
Porto fiicaas, nod Jvaa Colon, a Fili
pino, worn sentenoed to one year's Ja-
priionment o. charges of , vagrancy
yesterday by Judge Irwin. ..
Tnotnas V. King,' 'kror la Circuit
Judge William H. Keen's division of
court, delayed a hearing by being tardy
yesterday morning and lost bis Juror's
fee for the day as he was lined three
dollars by th court ; " y.
' letter received from Robert Bhin
gie, who ie en the mainland, says' it is
likely that tery soon oaaiderajile Los
Angeles capital will '. be invested " la
Montana-Bingham, -which' is now prin
cipally controlled bj, Honolulu capital-
; George a Curry, appeal agent with
the Honolulu Exemption Board No, 1,
is quoted, as saying that- he intends to
file soon several appeala for the gov
ernment in cases of draft retlstraata in
classes other thaa -hey consider they
saoum oe. ,' "t :. ., ,'
The wool which ass lone- been ex
pected by the local Red Cross was re
ceived in yesterday 'a mainland mall
and work will begin very soon on the
knitting of socks for the, American
soldiers and sailor lighting for the
Allied eause. ' v.-
Professor T. A.- Jaggar,, Jr.. has had
the honor of a non-resident ice-presidency
of the 'Wnshlaeton Academy of
Sciences conferred upon him ia recog
nition of his valuable services to vol
eanolngy an director ef the Hawaiian
Volcano Observatory at Kilauea. "
ladicatiag-that.the organisation Tias
more rhan fifty members ia the govern
ment service. Bftr two stars ' now
"shine" on the Service flag of Harmo
ny lodge Ko. 8, l. Ot O. said to
set a" new record .for ! enlistment . of
members of any chapter or lodge of a
internal orarr.
Word has .'been 'received bv the
Bishop Trust Company that the Bus
siau bonds are going up on the New
York market. The 1000-ruble Imperial
Russian) bonds were oudted at ninety-
eight dollars ok the New Tork mar-
ket mat Baturdan an increase of live
dollars over 'former quotations."''
Under a rulinir of . the territorial ta
board nuouneed. yesterday kf Tax As
sessor Charles T. wilder orma and cor:
porationa - la estimating their - Income
tax due ; to the Territory will be per
mitted to deduct the amount tney pay
to federal government -as war income
tax and as exeetje'jproflts lax.
: Eighteen dollar was' asked for Ho
nolulu. Brewing and .Maltinsr CoaiDauv
stock oa the Honolulu exchange - yes
terday Between board 11 shares
changed hands,, at 117.25. Thia is. an
increase for the brewery4 stock of al
most one dollar, ever the sole price
of last week, when the -stock was very
weak.-, .
Charles Hubert, whose automobile
killed a Hawaiian child several weeks
ago and who was indicted on a charge
of manslaughter by the grand jury,
wDl probably aol be tried until some
time next week due to the absence from
the city of his attorney. . The ease ass
been' continued until the attorney 'a
Wireless reports were received yes
terday to the effect that George D. Me
Intyre, salesman of the Hehuman Car
riage Co., had received a fractured
skull in an automobile accident which
occurred on Kauai; He left Honolulu
two weeks ago for a 'business trip
through the island. He ia twenty-five
years old.
Dr. James D. Blaiadell, president of
Pomona College, new a visitor in Ho
nolulu, has spokea before a number of
gatherings in this city on the subject
or unit una its relation to tne war.
Doctor Blalsdell, wlth-.Mrs. Blaisdell
and Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Berry of worces
tor, Massachusetts, will leave for J a
pan in a few dnys to investigate social
ana religious work there..
, An ' eignteen-year-via rorto mean
youth 'who escaped several '-.days ago
from the Boys' Industrial School was
captured by Probation, Qffitfer Joseph
teai ax . waRiawa and was taken back
to ths school yesterday. , The boy said
that after he made his escape from the
school he took a trio to Kilo and then
eame back to Honolulu and went out
fo Wahiawa. ,
As' a result of a hearing lo the juve
nile court before Circuit Judire Wil
liam ' H. Hecn yesterday ' afternoon, , a
Hawaiian youth charged with robbery
was turneu. over to tns ponce .wnen
it was found that be waa ever eighteen
years of age. A younger ' companion
was sentenced to, toe Boys' industrial
School. It was stated that the boys
held up a white maa and relieved .him
of S.10.
Several members of the artillery ret-
menta which were serving . in Oahu
until recently and were "afterward eent
to . ice-cold mainland cantonments axe
reported to have contracted pneumonia
and died. Also, many of the horses
died from exposure. Many of the lat
ter were Hawaiian-born '' horses ; and
never before experienced snow and
winter weather. All, men and animals,
feU the vast difference v bet weea the
blissardy weather of the mainland and
the sunshiny, warm weather of Hawaii
at any time of the year. ' ' -
moves the cause. Used the world over
to cure a cold in one day.' The signa
ture ot St. W. OROVB it on each box.
Manufactured ty the TARIS MEDI
CINS CO., 8. M)ui. U, 6, A,
Mrs. R. A.; Lucas of II Ho is a visitor
i. th city.., -. .. .
- George A.: Cool, of the nil Tribune,
returned to the Big Island yesterday;'
Among reee'nt returning passenger
from the ether Wands wan K. W. Christ,
mas, the artiste .',J-.'J ,-' i; '
Mrsi E. . L a . Gordon was among
returning passenger,- in th.; .Mstjiyi
Kea from Hawaii 'yestortlay Wornihg.J
Prof.'T. A. Jaetar. of the Volcaaa
Observatory ia In tso city, bavlng kt-
riveo rrom tne Big isiaad yesterday
morning, .ft , i . i, ,
Albert Horner, of the, Hawaiian Can
aerie Co Ltd, waa an arrival tn ths
city from the Garden Island yesterday
morning. '-'. ':, "y :.- ;,. ' ,
a. unmount, a sjcwupaper .man
from Manila, will-leave for Hik' ew
Saturday to joia tb staff .of the Hilii
Trionne. -.-...;c,.,! r--v ',
Mrs. Heart ' Davis, b 1W8 -fWtW
King Street, was operated oa at the
Queen 'a Hospital ycerflrday morning fof
appenuicitia, ;, ''" ,' :
Captain Masfrudcr. Coast '." Artlllerv
Corps, bas bee promoted a temiorarv
major in the same corps and la the
regular army., i.-v - -t., . -.. , , v
Rev. Bamuef K, Kamalonlll of the
Hawaiian -Board ' of Missions -returned
from a short business trio to
Maui.,1., .; ., ; f.; ' y
George A. Cool, of the Hllo Tribune.
is spending a brief business trio ta
the city. He expects ta return te the
Big island loday.V ", ,-a
Word has been received to the eiffeci
thnt E. J, Low, son of Eben P. Low,
of this city, ia new hif engineer
aboard an Atlantic count patrol boat. ,-
Mr. and Mra. J." 0. Taria of '442 &.
Beretania Street and daughter Mary
left yesterday for Hauula where they
win spena two wee is. Mr. raria ta re
cuperating from a recent illness. -
Joseph Tevee, manueer of the Moun
tain View Store of the Ola Sugar
vompany runa, Hawaii,-is visiting in
the city and will return to his Bin
isianu nome in tne mauna &ea OB oat
urday afternoon. - .. , .,.,.
Attorney' Howard L. Grace yeturnsd
In the Mauna Kea oa Tuesday morning
from a visit to Hilo and the Volcano
of Kilauea." He say that the crater
ia presenting a magnificent eight.. , i
Mannie Vieira, proprietor, of . the
Union ' Barbershop, baa received new
from his brother, - Antonio L. Vieira of
Oakland. California who- is: with the
American Army" in. France.' v Young
Vieira, who was drafted la Oakland,
ia with the Signal Corps. - . - ...
EUREKA, CalifornU, January 2ft
(Associated Press) In the belief that
rabbit breeding will aid . in offsetting
the mounting prices and ' increasing
scarcity of meats, many, rabbit growers
of ..Humboldt rwtmtj will bold a' pet
stock exposition;' Itt Eureka, March 16 '
1 EVery kind of rabbit known to
breeders will be shown and particular
emphasis laid upoa the soecess .-with
which school boys have raised enough
rabbits on. garden refuse 4 supply the
family larder.: It la believed that rab
bit breeding : will servs a. useful and
patriotic purpose la war time.
. i ,i
' Rr trtr. Msnns. Kes. rebrasrv 5:
r HUM HAWAII Uwm Coil. Otto
Ptenr, J. B. Mann. I. M. 8talnut-k. Rev.
N. C. Hchenck. T. C. Hall. Mr. and Mrs.
T. K. Keelem MIm M. Muhr, Mlaa Cenkle,
Mrs. Veirara, Mies Vetara, Mrs. T. K.
Bur. Mra. A. M. Anxua. Mra. V. H.
Dawues. Mra. Camnal. ProfMur T A
JMr, E. W. Chrlatmaa, Mra. O. A. Mals-
ter, sirs. n. L.. H. Oordsn. W. V. Melater,
A. G. Denltif h, E. M. Ebrhorn. W. M. Olf
fard, leore P.' DennlHOa. I. J. Waller,
Mr. and Mra. O. W. galman, Mr. and Mrs.
Onurad Hauer. Doctor I'rhara. T. M. Va
aato, T. J. Hoper. U. H. Bailer. Mr. and
Mr. A. Ortlc. Jobn Cahrtuba. William
Ryan. Jo Tevea, J. T. Kuala. C. O. Hel
aer, K. B. Coata, L. K. Mu.a. F HUnler,
Mr, tiaNiwr, Mr. and Mm. J. Rownateln,
Mrs. Marka and Infant, Mra. I. Kanaka!
tile and child, J. UmiIh, J. Lul. A. Brown.
H. H. Hands, E. Klmmel. Mum Violet
Hoi. Mrs. KUic. Maater H. Klnc. Mt and
Mra. A. D. Oitantrell. Mr. and Mm V
Kunet and tbree cbildrrn, Mrs. MarshaD.H
MUa Maraban. M. Birmbanm. H, JUaw-
man, Howard vrace, Mr. and Mra. A. Me
lea. Mater M. Prairlcle,. MIm M. Hart
kemeler, 4'. 8. Bldwell, R. T. Kerr. Oeorae
O'NeUI. IM. W. P, Kendall. Lee tig,
B. ToJIo. D. V. Jiu,. Mr. and Mra. 0.
O. Taylor, ("apt. snd Mra, W. R. Poster.
Maater Koater, T. K. Wall. i Conkle. Mr.
ana nra. a. a. Lrftcaa. w. E. Butler, Ir.
G. W. Holmes, L. A. Hunt.. K. B. Porter,
John Markbam, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rob
erta, Ah Pat. i. Rndrignea. Mlaa Water
man, Mlae Mrlvor, Mra. R. H. Baker, Mra.
I'ele. Halto. A. If Helhuab. Mrs. Nkno,
Cbarlea Cbons Mao. Ueorxe Mundoo,
PROM MAUI R. K. Wblte. Mra. White,
Mra. W. II. Kimball. Rr. H. B. Dodae
Mr. and Mra. 1 H. Swift, Mr. K. Korl
llii. Mlaa U. Mlva, Clement Badtto, M.
Naksta., Revarend KamalopUI. II. It.
Vouax. H. B. Penballow, T. Kawano, K.
Kawaaakl, A. B. t'he. K. Murubr. C. Hel
ler, a. roiuiMt. i nariei 1.. Hall, Cant,
Mra. I-otil Helf.
"8d i
Bjr tr. Klnan from Kauai. February ft
CnarlM Howard. L'but-k Hoy. A. Horner,
Pranila Day. MUa R. Kllva. Mra. M. Mar
qnes and Infant. Maxter Marques. C. r.
Kim. V, H. i'besng. E. ' fi Urtpper, 8.' B.
Wenler, Ii. K. IvU. U. K. WlUon. Mrs.
P. Roinane. G. H. Buab, Iwainoto, Mlaa V.
Buab, T. Cnnnincbaoi. Takaxawa. I., Kea
lobs, I). U Mt-Bryde, Mrs. be Wolf. .
By atr. Klnau for Kauat. February
Dan Couway, Ker. Arthur JJoormana. Mlaa
Keacb, Mra. J. B. Kerr, . H. ae, A.
Kali, Mr. and Mra. C. Henrique. T. A.
Jassar. A. Uan-alllno, W. Utiker. J. H.
Puterer, . N. Turner. 11. (). Braurlt. Mra.
rs Mi-lntyre. Mr. awl Mra. T. To
rama. Tsnaka asd daufhter, M. Hauo, (1.
By atr. Mauna Kea for lbaln and
II Mo. Pehruary 0 Mr. and Mra. M. Kau
kaahaa, Mr. and Mra. Jaiuea P. Wood a, Mr
and Mra. P. H. Maxwell, Mra. Pai-keoa, Mr.
B. Kauip. Ueorjie A. Cool. W. R. Moody,
Mr. and Mr. J. M. Corrte. Mr. and Mra.
J. M. BlaUdell. II. E. Newton. Owre P.
Wriabt, Mra. W. W. Hmtth, Mra. Trower.
A G Built h, Robert Pari. Theodora Mar
tin. Mra. P. j. Webr. MUa Huulord. Mm.
H. P, Hailth, Mlaa M. t'. Builtb, Mr. and
Mra, W. A. Hbryer, R. A. Kearna, J- W.
Hawes, A. tK'bnerr, W. A. Wall, Joaepb P.
Ourso, lr. T. K. Mlnouily. K
K. P. I.ln. John M. Kaobetnaanu. Mra.
Kmlly Mareno. M. P. Bllva. Captain Hud
eon. H. U-nike, A. K. Gllmount, A. II.
Mybre. Mlaa Mai-PhaJl. Mlaa Lldnte. K.
G. Gripper. O. M. Ilolman. Mr. and Mra.
tl. T. weat. iia Men Hradley, Mr- sod
Mr, i. H. Hteward, Mlaa M. Cottrell, Jsues
I.yucb, M. I. Monaarrat. Mrs. A. D.
K.ana. 'BUIn Copnlnser, T. I.. Mt-Brlen,
MIm T. Brawh. t. K. Mr era. Mra. M.
Caltano sod Infant. Holiert Apau, Andrew
ier, it. n. ninu. H. B. l'eakallow, u.
II. Wolff. Jobn W. Oatbeart. Chart C'boag
Maa, Noble K. Kaubana, Lou I K. Alu,
Mr, and Mra.' Joaepb Halll. II. ImoIm. G.
Kanibra. H. M. Kanakaoul, O. K. Stlllman,
Uevrge Muuduu.
fhiat For Oahu" Is 13 Against
1.86 Last Year Honolulu's
'.w Budget It $2r000r027.28 '
. . '. ft . ... . : , . , , . ".
' According to an announcement made
yesterday by Territorial Treasurer
Charles I. McCarthy, ' the 191S tax
rates of the various Islands are In
creased over last year and are ss fol
lows: Honolulu, 1.83; Hawaii,' 1.80;
Maul, 1.8; Kauai, Ml. ' I At year's
rates weret Honolulu, i.si; Hawaii. 1.3;
Mkui. Ufl: and KauaL 1.38. '
The year's budget for" Honolulu is
3,OOO,0t7.t8 divided as follows Cur-
Tent sipensea, f n3,733..7; permanent
improvements, $8A3,02S.18; interest on
sinking fund "on bonds, 2S.94S.tO;
new ' ouildings, 1 janitors .' and . new
grounds, ' 15S,000; ? acheol teachers'
salaries, 46140.49; proportion gener
al school fund, $83,490.92; assessing and
collecting taxes, $40,180; 'tax books
and blanks, $4873; expense tax appeals,
$1401.90; ' interest and sinking fund
authorised by Act 818, Laws of 1917,
$31,738.11 ' - -
The total budget for Hawaii it $925.
788.73, Including current expenaea ef
$297,773.85; 'permanent' Improvements,
$198,515.90; Interest and sinking fund
on bonds, $50,004.95; i new buildings,
$109,150; Uaeners'. salaries, $209,742.-.
03; i proportion. . general school' fund,
$24,292.10 vv assessing- and collecting
taxes, , $28,000 and. tax , ! book and
blaaks, $2813. '. ' ' '- '
.- Maul's budget 1$ .$84943.42 Includ
ing current Expenses, $196,917.88; per
manent improvements, $161,278.98; in
terest and sinking fund for bends, $3fl
698.89; new buildings $01,000; teach
ers salartea,'. $182,448.18; 'proportion
general, school fund, $21,130.73; -assess-ig
and eoUeetiag taxes. $15,450 and
tax books and blanks, $1925. " '
- Kauat'e budget Is $40077 Including
current expenses,'- $133,0826;' perma
nent improvement,' $88,708.88;' inter
est and sinking fund, $10,310.87; new
buildings, - $4950; teachers salaries.
$93,734.69; ' proportion general school
fund, $10,850.25; assessing and collect
ing taxes, $13,180: and -tax books and
blanks $98:. ' -:,- y'-.i-
e ,
Efforts To Escape Class 1 Again
No deviation from its original deci
sion in reclassifying. Aylmer Bobinson,
of Kauai, aa a Class 1 registrant for
selective , purposes, ha been made by
the District Board,' although the ease
' was reopened oa Monday night and
discussed -at length, the vote being al
snost tnaaimoos in disallowing claims
Tor exemption under the. prevision for
a accessary assistant engaged ia the
management of aa Industry necessary
for 'the -internal welfare of the coon-
A .week ' ox. snore ago the Bobinson
questionnaire and request for allowance
ia classes which would leave him in
the Territory should a draft quota bj
called for, came up from- the local board
of Kauai before the District Board.
The latter placed Mr. Bobinson in Claw
1. The questionnaire; ' however, was
sent back to the Kauai board for some
additional information, and was return
ed recently.
At Monday's meeting upon thia que
tionnaire, Chairman J. A. Balch said he
bad made inquiry from three ranchmen
who expressed the opinion that a man
ia the situation of this particular rtg
treat could not be eoniidered within
the meaning of the regulations, and the
claims for IV-C and III J were there
upon disallowed, and the original elasal
flcation confirmed. ' The majority by
their voted pressed the opinion that
Mr. Bobinson was not a "necessary"
to the industry1 whea juea were needed
r:,fr service.'
.ft' -4 ' ' ..'"
If H
Supervisors To Pass On Bids For
New Structure
Active work on the new two-story
school building at Waipahu, which
when aompleted, with its equipment,
r will' cost In. the neighborhood of $38,-
000, will probably be stsrted within a
fw dsy.-The new building in appear
ance will be aimilar to the Central
Oram mar School and its . dimensions
will be;slxty-one by ninety-one feet.
Whether , the construction will be of
reinforced concrete or of lava brick is
to be determined by the board of su
pervisors at the next meeting of the
board next Tuesday evening.
Bids for the new structure wese op
ened this week. Joan Bodrigue was
found to be lowest bidder with $31,499
for a concrete building and $29,899 for
a lava brick building. The next low
est bidder was Henry Fernandez with
bids of $33,669 for lava brick and $34,
000 for concrete. Walker and Young
plaocd a bid of $37,000 for concrete
construction only. - The bids will be
acted upon and the character of con
struction determined at the supervis
ors' meeting. '
It is absurd to allow a rough to hang
on and sap your vitality when Chamber
lain ' Cough Bemedy will cure you. You ,
dont know where a persistent cough
will land you.1 You cant afford to al
low your throat and lungs to become
diseased when It. is such a simple thing
to step into a ehemist 's shop and get a
bottle of Chamberlain ' Cough Remedy.
For sale by all dealers, Bensou, Smith 4
.Co., Ltd., agents for Hawaii. Ad v.
i n
Elimination of. Railroad Literary
.Bureaus Expected To Re- v,
:, duce. Travel To Islands . G '
" .When President Wilson with a floor'.1
isl of hie pen took ever the railroad
of the United States' and jitsced them
under government,rontrolf t meant .th
end of tha.great Titerary, bureau, t
tached to tne' railroad systems and it
is' Hkely ' that the expensive advertis
ing literature' and the specialised ad
vertisements ' deslghed '.to attract .th
traveling - public will be abandoned.
This may affect Hawaii directly.- .
Direetor-Oeneral McAUoo on Janu
ary 27 Issued pervmptory orders to all
railroad officers and directors to ut off.
immediately from thtiir payrolls - all
legislative railroad lobbyist,- super
numerary lawyers, useless railroad lit
erary association, political payments,'
and All pane, Intrastate a well as
interstate. '..'" . -,- . .
As practically every litersjur bureau
attached to the ' leading' railroad - sys
tem, Including the Union Pacific, South- :
em Pacific, C. ft N. W. and many cen
tering in Chicago, made liberal men
tion of Hawaii ia their advertising me
dium, the Island may suffer n con
sequence. ' - ' -'
Director-Qeneral McAdob would not
discuss hie sweeping order but from
other sources,- the broad bint was ob
tained that the possibility . Is very
strong that top-heavy boards of direc
tors also may be struck by the govern
mental order.
Seteral million dollars will be saved,
within the first year, by thia drastic
step, it la estimated, " ! . ; '
Text of Order ' '''.,'..
The director general's order reads:
"General Order, Nov 6V January 28,
1918. ; , . ' , '; ',! ' ;, '
"To officers and directors of railroad
companies:'' 1 ' " '
'Tharlnir ), - arln.l 1 k.n.ua.ln.
operation and ' government 'control, of
the railroads, it? Is necessary that of'
fleers, directors and agent of railroad
companies be very careful ia the hand
ling of moneys, aad tn the dealing with
transportation matters. '. . )
"Without attempting, at this time,
to give general directions, there are a
few matter involving the expenditure
of moneys, for purposes having no di
rect relation)' to transportation, which
should receive immediate attention, aa
well aa the issusnce of free' transpor
tation. "It Is ordered, therefore, that kthe
carrier, operating revenue shall not
be expended;
"1. For the payment of agents, or
other persons, who are employed, in
any way, to affect legislation.
"Z. For the employment of attor
neys, who are not actually en gaged in
the performance - of' necessary legal
work for the company,
i 'ia.: Fpr"the payment of expenses
of persosV'OT agedcies, tioustituting a
soelations of carriers, unless such asso
ciation are approved in . advance by
the director general.
"4. For any political purpos or to
directly, or indirectly, influence the '
election of any person, or an election
affecting any public meatiure.
"S. Issuance of free pannes.
Recall Passes
"No passes, or free transportation,
hair be. Issued by any carrier, under
federal control, or any official of such
-carrier, unices the issuance of such free
transportation ia expressly authorised
by the act of congress entitled: 'An
act to' regulate commerce, approved
February 4, 18(S7, and amendments there
to', and any suelt passe, or free trans
portation, heretofore issued, not in con
formity with said act, must be re
called. "This order applie to all carrier,
under ' federal control, whether inter
state, or Intrastate."
Let! Payrolls Enormous
The payrolls of many ruilrouda in the
matter of legislation, it was explaiued,
have been enormous. Lawyers have
been retained in various capitals where
important legislation is pending, apti in
the United States capital, to exert their
influence for legislation favorable to
the railroads.
Numerou railroad association have
sprung up within the last few year,
chiefly for the purpose of presenting '
the better aide of the railroad situation
to the country through large advertise
ment and widespread literature.
A few of them are valuable to the
director general and will be put under
hi office ataff. The other will bo cut
off the payroll forwitb.
Thousands of lawyer throughout t tin
country will be affected. Large staffs
have been maintained in place where
the director general believes they have
been unnecessary.
The order chop off all political sub
scription or efforts to support any man
or party in any election.
A. Hebard Case, county agent for
Kauai, reported yesterday morning to
the food commission that ha bad proof
that rice-Was( being hoarded on thnt
Island. He said that growers en Kauai
were holding back f rom 600 to 1000
bags apiece to gain higher prices, and
that last week the store supply de
creased to less, thsn 100 bags.
Territorial action should be taken
to stop such hoarding, said Case. The
normal rice crop of Kauai is 48,000
baifS. which ha been hronh n in
000 bag thia year, .and if hoarding
can aiuppea tne uppiy will be high
ly atifactory. The situation will be
Disced before J. V. CbilH rHar.i .
administrator, on his return from the
ainisnu on naturuay.
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Aa auxiliary schooner nnml h,-
General Tershlng, second big veas 1
built at Olympia, Taeoma, wa launched
January 15. Hue is a five-wasted vea
el and one of the Inrireut wnmlun .).!..
turned out on the West Coast.
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