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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, ' ' FR I DAY, -' FEB R U A li Y'. 22, -i 1913." fr-USEMIAVr;...;LV. i ,
Ouri OpportunityWill We Let It
AS wit to have been expected, official word has reached Honolulu that there is no "patriotism"
( whatever in Hawaii's sitting down and doing nothing in the line of going after the many thou
sands of tourists now flocking to the Pacific Coast to escape the rigor of the exceptional winter of the
East and Middle West. The letter received by the Star-Bulletin from the assistant director general
of the railroads clears up that point effectually and repeats in substance what The Advertiser stated
' thre weeks ago.
'Another stumbling block in
shipping circles on the Coast that tourists coming to Hawaii could not be certain of return accommo
' dations, has been- cleared away by the granting of a blanket license to the Toyo Kisen Kaisha to
: carry first-class passengers from Honolulu to the Coast. This undoubtedly will go into effect before
tne ena ot me monui.
With these two objections officially removed, it is now up to Honolulu to launch an immediate
campaign on the Coast for tourists. The more people we can bring to Hawaii during the next three
; months the belter it will be for the national government and the better it will be for ourselves. The
; more who come from the mainland, the less the demand upon the winter stock of provisions there,
the less the demand upon a limited fuel supply and the less the use of woolen clothing. The more
who come from the mainland, the better for every business man in the Territory.
The trains now running from the East to California are carrying up to their passenger capacity.
California is advertising extensively throughout the East and Middle West, and the results of this
' advertising is plainly seen in every passenger train that runs west across the Rockies. The response
has been enormous, and the Coast hotels are being taxed to meet the big tourist demand.
Honolulu should take the fullest advantage of this. The Islands should launch an immediate,
extensive advertising campaign in the newspapers of Vancouver,- Seattle. Portland, San Francisco and
Los Angeles, along the lines of the California advertising. We should make it very plain that no
place on this earth has the tourist advantages of Hawaii. The tourists are on the Coast; they will
come here as they have never come before if we go after them properly.
- liners Ol uie A . rw. xv. Lc given inc luncsi puviicgc ui uiuiguig iu wic isidiius an mc paasrcugcis nicy
can handle, as well as carrying them back to the Coast. We should do the same for the Dutch liners.
The members of the shipping board must be reasonable men and open to reason, and Hawaii has never
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i, been stopped from traveling to the Orient, and they have no other place to go from the Western States
than to Hawaii.
''-Every merchant In Honolulu knows what a business slump there has been through the failure of
, tne tourists to maxe tneir usual winter visits to tnis icmtory. ine noieis arc empty; wic ooaruing
houses are practically so. One of the best has closed its dining room. And this is all unnecessary.
.. The Advertiser recommends the application to the situation of ordinary business principles, which
la to advertise what we have to those who want it or who can be made to want it. The quickest
advertising mediums are the daily newspapers. Through the Coast press we can reach some millions
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of people within the next two weeks, and every dollar that we can spend in such advertising will bring
back at least five dollars in profits to the Islands.
''' ' If we launch such a campaign we should we must--jftvise our past standards. We spend now
thirty thousand dollars a year on the Promotion Comrruttes,ivery cent of which is well spent, but for
the present campaign we should spend that in two weeks, or in a month at longest. The more we
spend, up to a reasonable limit, the greater will be the fetttjjns, in gross and in proportion, and. the
quicker tne results win De apparent. :.
k We believe that the business men ot this community ought to be canvassed and a generous ad
vertisine fund raised, to be placed in the hands of the Promotion Committee with instructions to go at
it and produce the results. That
Prohibition Tulv 1
I IAWAII will be a prohibition Territory on
n July t , next, one hundred
from today.
; Sentence has not yet been passed upon old King
Alcohol in Hawaii, but the evidence is all in ami
,"'a directed verdict is being uttered at the present
, 'Hawaii can begin tlii morning planning on a
.' Strict prohibition basis from the first day of July,
the opening of the new fiscal year. Saloon men,
brewers, bartenders, bottlers, wholesalers, blend
ers, bhnd-piggers and all the rest of those who
depend upon pandering to t he appetites of others
. for booze may begin now t 1 )k for other and bet
. ter jobs.
f Prohibition is on the way and the date of its
arrival is fixed.
The War Cabinet
PUBLIC thought should not be confused on the
question of the proposed war cabinet, says
he Omaha Bee. Its eMahlishment could not take
. from the President any of his constitutional or
war powers, nor hinder him in his personal direc--tion
of affairs. The bill as presented to the senate
( merely authorizes the President to name a couin il
of three men, subject to the approval of the sen-
ate," tO form a central body under which shall be
.., Coordinated all war activities. The action of this
body'on questions before it i to be final, subject
to". review and approval by the President. It is
f not expected the J'rcMtlent would select men in
f whom he bad no confidence, nor that the senate
;. would fail to confirm his choice.
, ; Machinery of our war department as at present
constituted has shown by its workings that it is
Inefficient as well as in-tiltn ient for the task as
signed to it. Xo other country has tried to tnan-
'..age its war business on a plan similar to ours.
Great Britain long ao set up a war ministry,
:'.h,ile France and (iermanv already were equipped
v, (or the big job of handling and supplying immense
' bodies of men in the field.
'j: "'A superior war council would eliminate, much
of the present cumbersome and dilatory manage
:;m,ent of our army and nay; it would secure liet
; ter results at lcs co,t in time ami money, and so
would save many mes as well
' Its only )SMi)le reflection on the
,'5t would supersede existing divided control by cen
tralized operation. Mr iUmii would be provided
with a responsible and responsive war council, in
Stead of the dislocated and inarticulate aggrega
tion of bureaus and boaids
;ar have brought disappointment.
? I' These tacts make the President's determined op
position to the plan all the more inexplicable.
'Readjustment of our army lontrol must come,
.though, either through the President or through
congress if wc are to win iu the war.
-FEBRUARY 22, 1918.
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they can be produced is as certain
and thirty days
ire equally to
worth scolding.
"Quick Breads" because
in many caaee thme are
made without wheat flour
as a binder. Barley flour
may be used.
as mucii energy.
President is that
Now that "Rawhide Ben" i
ose best ellorts so teiests the scales
is being given to
in the lish line,
ago. To Mr.
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reports industriously circulated in
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as that morning follows the night.
COMPLAINT reaches The Advertiser that a
member of a British family living at Tren
town declined to enter into a community effort to
prepare a large flag for use on Washington's Birth
day, being credited with the very self-belittling re
mark : "Do you expect a true Britisher to sew on
the American flag"?
Such a remark at such a time as tins' indicates
a pitiable ignorance of the trend of the times, and
merits not even the indignation of the other resi
dents of the Waikiki colony.
On a par with this beach asininity from one who
presumably poses as a Britisher came another ex
hibition of ignorance yesterday, this time over the
signature of Lucius K. Pinkham. Out of the
depths of his prejudices the (iovernor evolved this
sentence, in an official communication : "So long as
America must deprive itself for the Allies ".
This at a time when Britain, Prance. Belgium,
Italy and Serbia are holding back the Kaiser who
has boasted that it would be "America's turn
next"! The poor things at Waikiki who feel that
they cannot sew on the Stars and Stripes, and the
poor thing in the Capitol, who imagines that what
we are doing is depriving ourselves for the Allies,
he pitied. Ivacli is too tar gone to
Wheatless Days
CONFUSION still exists in many quarters
concerning the exact meaning to be placed
upon the phrase "Wheatless Day". The recent
changes iu the instructions from the food admin
istration, with the present-day obligation to use
no all-wheat flour in baking, have produced a mis
understanding in the minds of many. To clarify
this, the women's committee of the local food com
mission has drawn up the following plain sched
ule, which patriotic citizens are asked to observe:
On WhiatlM Day, if you bake at home, you art
Patriotic cltixena will use Crackers
Wheat breakfast foods
White breads
Rye bread
Oraham bread
If you BUY bread on Wheatless Days, order barley
bread, which la forty percent saving of wheat flour, or
banana bread, which Is a thirty percent saving.
titer the fishing ill
are living am
lull confirmation
f w hat w as what
the statements
made bv The Adveitiser months
Low must go the credit lor the re
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cent displacement 01 eternal talk hv igorous
action. ( io at 'em. Kawlude. v ou have the com-
The lave lake In ItUauea Volcano
continues to rile, a' Mkiaee to Ibis ef
ft being received yesterday by the
promotion commute,,.
Emil Brrodt ii authority for the
statement that the federal government
has no Intention of requiring the aerur
ins; of travel permits for touriats or
others coming to Hawaii.
John Osborne was appointed by the
suvervianrs last night a new "Dollar
a Year" man ln-earivg for the two
park reservations adjoining his prop
erty near Diamond Head.
The federal fooladmiaintration an
nounrea that applications for licensee
for ilealera in green coffee have been
received ami that dealers are requested
to rail at the administration offices to
secure them at one. 1
Mnses T. Clegff, the new superinten
dent of the Queen 'a Hospital, who ar
rived here with Mrs. Clegc on the
Oceanic steamer Honoraa Monday, was
busy yesterday famitiarlting himself
with his new duties.
Three bids were received vesterdav
bv the city clerk on the installation of
n. five ton traveling crane at the Kalihi
I'lunping Station, the lowemt of which
was mx'lp liv the Honolulu Iron Works,
whirh estimated the eont at $ 1400.
Quartermaster Sat. Edward Toevs, of
Hchnficld Barracks, was appointed yes
terdsy a captain in the quartermaster
reserves, and ordered to Han Francisco
to report, by wire, to the quartermaster
Kcnc.rnl of the army at Washington.
William Winston, who was arrested
nn Monday on Suspicion of being Wil
liam Tsylor, wanted by the San Fran
cisco police, protests his innocence.
The rity detective boreau thinks Wins
ton is a roan wanted for jumping bail
on a larrenry charge in the Coast city.
On resolution by Supervisor Arnold
the committee on health and the city
attorney were instructed Inst night to
devise new rules to apply to the nse
of the city ambulance by whtrh the
rity physiean might have more author
ity as to the nature of cases for which
the ambulance might be employed.
The time limit for army men to ob
tain the benefits or the war risk in
surance has been extended from Feb
ruary 12 to April 12, announcement be
ing made yesterday at Department
Headquarters. The total of insurance
taken out in the Hawaiian Department
to date is reported to be 45,000,000.
As answer to the suit of the Kapio
lani estate baa been filed by .John F.
Onlburn, former manager of the eatate.
Two suits are pending in the litigation
in question, one filed against the estate
by Colburn, who aHeges that a sum in
excess of 25,000 is due him, and the
other filed against Colburn by the es
tate seeking to collect about 21,000.
Wong Lung, accused of being the
proprietor of the che-fa game which
propounded the riddle, " What comes
thrnti"h a fence and scratches a passer
by f" was fined 250 in the police
court yesterday morning. Three Chinese
and a Hawaiian testified that they be
lieved the answer could be nothing else
than "rat". When they found out
"rose bush" was the answer, they took
steps which led to the arrest of Wong
Mies Emily Forsyth, who was de-
dared the mosC popular girl in Baa
rraacjsco i sv eoatest aeld there ty tne
gan Francisco Bulletin in JD16, had this
verdict confirmed last Blent on the
Young Hotel roof when she distanced-)
all competitors in the popularity con
test conducted by the hotel. The prize
of the Han Francisco contest, a tour of
the Hawaiian Islands, brought Miss
Forsyth to Hopolulu and she has re
mained here ever since.
WASHINGTON', February 4 Gen
eral Manager Pier, of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation, today asked gover
nors of all States to help enroll 250,000
workers in the shipyards hy issuing
proclamations calling niechanica to en
roll in the United States public service.
"Without this great industrial army
ready to take its place as the need for
labor ever grows more urgent, we can
not carry out the shipbuilding program
on which hangs the fate of our army
in France, and of our Allies the world
over," said the appeal to the gov
ernors. "Men enrolled are dot asked to rush
immediately to the yards, but will be
drawn into service only as places are
found for them ami in such fashion as
to disturb manufacturing conditions
throughout the country as little as pos
sible." 4s,
Although the local representative of
the United States Shipping Board lias
received a letter from C. W. Cooke,
assistant director uf the V. H. Ship
ping Board at San Francisco announc
ing that the Tovo Risen Kaisba line
was to be granted long-term permits
to carry passeugcrs ana perisnauie
freights both ways between Ban Fran
cisco and Honolulu, and this statement
was also announced before the chamber
of commerce meeting yesterday after
noon, cables received from Washington
since the date of the letter indicate
that so far only permits have been
granted for travel from Honolulu to
Han Francisco.
Even after the announcement came
by cable that such permits bad been
granted, Castle k Cooke, local agents
for the T. K. K., have been advised
that no action is to be taken here to
aecept applications for accommodations
until the Japanese government ap
proves the arrangement and the rates
are adjusted. The agents were also
informed that so fsr no permits have
been -granted for travel from Ban Fran
cisco to Honolulu.
Until the Japancsf government acta,
the status quo snte will be uualtered.
PAZO OINTMENT la guaranteed to
cur blind, bleeding, itching or pro
truding PILES in 6 to 14 daya or
money refunded. Manufactured by
the FARIS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis.
U. S. A.
H. A. doff, superintendent of the
O Ion wood Kxperlmeat Station, of Hilo,
Hawaii, is spending short stay In the
city. f'g'
Mrs. A. G. Miavlelle, who Was oper
ated on at The Queen's Hospital last
Saturday, is reported practically oat
of danger. , . .
I, ieut. Forrest Joy Pinkerton, medi
cal reserve corps, was yesterday com
missioned a captain in the same corps.
He is on duty at the department hoe-
i,i,nl- ,, .;
Captaiu Andrew Sruard Donnan.
quartermaster reserve eotpn, Sa relieved
from duty in this department to en
sbte him to ftaoceed to the- mainland
by first available vessel. .
M is Roue K. Holt of the department
of public lands, who has been at her
home the past two weeks on account of
illnesH, is recovering nicely and ex
perts to be out and about shortly.
federal Judge Tag Morris and
Mrs. Morris, formerly of Virginia,
now of Duluth, Minnesota, arrived on
the Governor yesterday to visit their
daughter, Mrs. Bobbins B. Anderson,
and Mr. Anderson.
Cable advices from Washington yes
terday received at Hawaiian Depart
ment headquarters notified Michael D.
Maloney, Ordnance Corps, that he had
boon commissioned a csptaia la the ord
nance reaerve corps,
Joseph V. Fern amies was a passenger
the Manna Kea yesterday for the
Hig Island. He was to land this morn
ing at Mahukona and experts to make
the trip overland 'to Hilo, visiting the
oicsnn or ivuauea en route. Mr. Per
nsndes expects to be away from Hono
lulu about ten days.
Mai. John B. Brooks. V. 8. A., avia
tion section, who was in charge of
the aero squadron department in Ho
nolulu until succeeded by MaJ. Harold
Clark, is now commander of the avia
tion action at Wichita Falls, Kansas.
Alter his departure from Honolulu his
engagement to Mrs. Denise Mahan
Beall, daughter of Commodore and
Mrs. Dennis Mahan, of Honolulu, was
HACBAMENTO, California, Febyi
ary 8 (Associated Press) Informs
tion received by George H. Hess, state
rommissioner of horticulture, indicates
there will be a big increase over 1917
in the acreage planted to cotton in Cal
ifornis this year. However the scare
ity of seed is expected to prove a factor-in
determining finally the area
planted to the product. Commissioner
Hecke said today.
Cotton will be grown on a larger
scale than ever before in some sections
of Central and Northern California,
while in both the Imperial and Palo
Verde Valleys the acreage planted this
year will be increased it Is expected.
Between 5000 and 7000 acres will be
planted to cotton in sections of Glenn
County and Fresno County, aeeordin
to information received here by Hecke.
The Imperial Valley acreage last year
exceeded 100,000 nud that planted in
the Palo Verde Valley was approxi
mately 40,000 acres, according to
KeiiieHts to raise the quarantine
against the importation of cottoa seed
from other Htatcs, particularly the
short staple seed from Texan, caused
Commissioner Hecke to communicate
with W. A. Taylor, chief of the bureau
of plant industry of the United States
department of agriculture who advised
Hecke that the I'jmn variety nf cotton
grown in Arizona is the only variety
likelv to bettor the industry in Call
forma. Importation of this seed al
ready is permitted. Taylor also wrote
that atocks of good seed in Texas were
inadequate and that growers in the
IState were facing the necessity of
importing seed.
HTOCKHOI.M, February (! f Associ
ated Press) Five hundred poor chil
dren attended the performance of "The
(Sleeping Beauty" arranged by Mrs.
Morris, the wife of the American min
ister, and given recently. Mrs. Morris
translated the play from the Swedish
and spent several weeks training child
actors. The play is being repeated for
the benefit of (Stockholm' poor ehil
dren, under the patronage of the Crown
Princess, Margaret.
By str. Manna Keu. l'cl.ninri ill:
From llnnuil Mid A. M . Monk. Mrx.
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Itrooka. J. llnex. ;-iirp I). Ituasell,
un rM-iiiiniHii. .mtm. rv ifronu, MI'H. w.
I J!jJ(rr,n"'',,,'i"; VMnuf,'"' i'!
win. Mr V. T
llikerton. Mr DoIiiihi' I. WpIiizIioIiikt
Mrs. K. I1..IIIIhv MUh K. i. Fuller. Mrs.
I,. A. n.vuinn. Mr. I Vuo. V Taka. H. K.
Mainaksu. K. II. West. T A lloliueu.
Mrs. T. Kaiirterx and i-lill.l, Mr. J. He
t'aiulirs anil ihllil. r I'nk. I.ohIIo rVoit
Mr. suit Mi Ikekui'hl and ihllil. Mix
Ktlxae. W. W Kdwanlx. A Kerrelrs. II.
IMnkwater. ( apt It. I.. Ilrlnknater. T.
('srateiiw, r II 1 uln xi-n. I II Ihiwuex
I'. V. V. Itmvnhl. MUh K. McKlmr. K II
Royeu. K. II WIiIhiioi. .1. J. i'rorkptt.
Ileorirc II Schrader. K. I Lord. Mih W.
Hniltli, Mih. .Ihiii-h 1 1 lerx.ti. Mian l.ei
Henderson. Mr. and Mra. J. M Youuit
Misa A. M. Youiik. Mra M. K Kol II
Hiiriiiiislisni. Z. K. Myers. II. M. Weir,
MUa lloliltlajr. Mra. Harper. Mr slid Mrs.
I.au Ksl and four i-ullilren. Mlaa tioo, Mlas
Kain Ye. Y. Takakima. Heorxe Otsnl.
Mr. and Mra. II Kuinol, I.. W. Wilson.
O. W. IMinater. Mr. and Mra. Hliluinuioto
and Ave children. I.. K. Sterling. J. II
Hakuole, MIhh 1'aoa, Mr. and Mra. K.
Kuans and child. K llronn, (ieorife Nel
son. Mra J. Leal, Mr (iorT
Kroin Maul C. A. Hhort. K. W Vallle,
Mlaa A. Wodehouse, II H. IVnhullow. H.
Ivera. A. Hartley. Mlaa I., p. Mhearer. Mm.
U. K. Davla, John Watt, I.. '. Chauaae.
Charles LvciirK"". Joliu A. Kealoha. H.
Miyamoto. II. M Mot'ulililn. N. Jinafu-1.
H. Ilaaliluioiii. H MataunaKH.' T. Miyamo
to. T. h. lit. 11 Huutokl. Mrs. I". Il'orlts,
K Ida. K Morloka. Y. Kodama. Kunlo
rbl. II NHHakl. Mra I,. Weliizheimer.
Hy Mtr ilnwruor from Kuu Francisco,
Rebrtisry III K J. Allen, Mr. and Mrs.
K. IV Irwin lamea T llpli-her, (I. M.
Bund. Mla Frances folld. Hariri iMinlan,
Mr slid Mra I It Kdelatoln. Mra H
Hart. (I llclkel. F. V law. Mra. ).
Ilnlkrl, Juilxe and Mra. I'ase Morris,
1'hillp Orr Mrs Matthew Orr Mra Allen
I'lllana. MUh I'llllans. .1 I. Ito.a E M
Xiott, CJ. U. Wella, I.. Andrews,
Tobacco: Alone Can-';
uive warning -rr
of This New Gas
V ;.'
"Smokes Lose Taste When Dan
aerous Gas Is Present Which
Cannot Be Smelled Qr Seen By
Ames in European Trench
Because tobacco becomes tasteless
when a certain new and dangerous gat
employed by the Germans on the West
front, is spread toward the Allies'
trenches, the mothers of boys who have
been sent to France, or who are to go
are enthusiastic advocates of the
Tobseco Fund for the soldiers over
sens, and as a result the nine glass
money boxes placed around Honolulu
are filling up satisfactorily, for many
women dropped contributions in them
yesterday on this account.
The wife of an army officer at Schd
fleld Barracks wrote yesterday to Julius
t'nger, one of the Rotsry Club Tobac
co Fund members, In advocacy of the
fund plan, and snid, among other
"It might be of interest to you and
e.omc in handy in your campaign, to
learn from me what ia a pretty good
advertisement for tobacco, that our
army has discovered that the enemy
has introduced a gas that cannot be
seen or smelled, the Only means of
detecting it being that tobacco becomes
tssteless, that being the only warning.
"I imagine the pnrt our boys dread
most is having to drop their smokes in
a hurry for their gaa masks. But it
must be s consoling thought, all shut
up in that gas mask, to realize they
can get another 'after the clouds roll
"I appreciate your very compliment
ary suggestion that you consider that
I would be a good assistant to 'Our
Boys in Frsnce Tobacco Fund or
this district.
Heart In Cause
"I csn't say thst I would be 'es
pecially good', but at any rate I
shall be only too glad to do 'more than
my little bit' in that line here, as I
already have done elsewhere through cor
respondence, towards soliciting for
contributions. My heart and my ap
provsl goes out to this cause.
"Since we're in this war necessarily
for humanity's sake let's be consist
ently so in every way, be humane
and, therefore, whstever the call may
1m from the multitude of our men,
who are undergoing .hell to anve heav
en, lot 'a do our best to see' that they get
it. They knew a whole lot better
what's best for them over there than
we happen to think what's best for
them over here.
"Surely, of all things, let's see that
we do our share in helping them to
'smoke up' and also have the good feel
ing in our hearts thst every breath
of smoke that soothes their wracked
nerves and trying hours, will carry
to heaven 'a blessing for the kind
hearts at home ' who understood and
thought of them.
Pa Aside Prejudice
"I, eaa't resist Inserting here, that
anybody or organization of bodies)
that persists In allowng personal pre
judice to come before such a unanimous
cry for comfort as 'smokes' for our
srmy over there, ia exhibiting misguid
ance to a degree of nothing short of
inhumanity and mprcilessncas, besides
doing no good for themselves, but do
ing us a lot. for I feel sure more tobac
co has been sent since some organiza
tions antagonized the world on' the
subject, than probably would have been
otherwise so their ideas ss well as
policy, have done them only harm in
the opinion of the great majority of
people, who are reasonable and sym
pathetic. "What haa not hurt the efficiency of
the balance of European nntions, is not
liable to hurt ours, and there is little
argument if any, against the fact, that
none of those nations have proved iu
"I can't promise anything, except
that I will help thoroughly advertise
Slid solicit, besides myaelf contributing
further towards this enormously ap
preciated alleviation of suffering among
'Our Men Over There' "
The boxes for contributions are to
be found at the stores of Wirhman ft
Co., Henry May A Co., Fitzpatrick
Cigar Co., Chambers Drug Co., Hono
lulu Tobacco Co., Benson, Mmith ft Co.,
Ounat Co., and st the Young Hotel,
I'nion (irill and First National Hank.
Yesterday Hackfeld ft Co., through
J, F. C. Hagens, asked for a dor.eu tin
contribution boxes which will be sent
to their various island stores with the
request that a special campaign be en
tered into to fill them up to the brim.
Hlidea have been made carrying the
Tobacco Fund idea and are being ex
hibited nightly at the motion picture
Constructing a ten thousaud ton steel
vessel every seventeenth clay in 1H17,
the I'nion lion Works is said to have
established a record fur shipbuilding.
At present the company has contracts
for twelve 12,000 ton freighters, seven
teen 10,000-ton oil carriers, eighteen
submarines, sixty five destroyers ami a
number of large vessels for the I'nited
Htatcs navy, and it is said that the
cpst of matcrisls ami upkeep of the
plant has reached the $1,0011,(100 a week
mark. The payroll of the plant is
$400,000 a week.
It is expected that in the neur future
there will have been reached in iin
provemeiits the sum of $rl,00(),ll(in.
It is absurd to allow a cough to hang
on and sap your vitality when Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy will cure you. You
don't know where a persistent cough
will land you. You can't afford to al
low your throat and lungs to become
diseased wheu it is such a simple thiug
to step into a chemist 's shop ami get
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Kemedy.
For sale by all dealers, Benson, Hinith
Co., Ltd., agents for Hawaii. Advt,
in i ii iLiiii ini 1 1 LUU I
Chamber of Commerce Members
Decide Declaration At This .
Time Poor Policy "
Strong opposition developed at the
chamber of commerce meeting yester
day against the referendum resolution
proposed by the United Btatee Chamber
of Commerce that the American busi
ness men wage a commercial warfare
upon the German commercial interests
after the war as a measure of self-de
fense, and the resolution wan defeated
on a motion offered by 3. ' C. Cohen,
tne vote Deing .14 to 9.
The opposition waa baaed larirelv un-
on the fact that any favorable action
upon the referendum might serve as a
irawDacs wnen the AmerrranMirdomata
fronfer with the German diplomats at the
close of the war for an adjustment of
relations, ana would prove a boomerang.
Open To Misconstruction
It was suggested also that anv effort
of the United States commercial or
ganisations now, along the linen sug
gested, would not reach the tierman
people at all, but would first Alter
through the militaristic bureaus and
reach them in a garbled condition, and
migni innnme me people to wage a
more despeVate war than ever before.
The whole referendum resolution, it
was suggested, would be open for mis
Anyway we are golnir to lick the
Oermsns and lick them good, and we
win deal witn tbem as we want," said
Mr. Cohen amid applause as he offered
his motion.
The referendum was to be called to
the sttention of German business in
terests now so that there would be no
disastrous economic waffare at the con
clusion of the big war. ,
lo 0en the debate upon the qnestion,
President W. F. Dillmirham said he
would entertain a motion with regard
to the favorable recommendation of the
chamber committee which handled the
Oporge H. Angus said a new ancle
had arisen since the committee passed
upon the matter, in thst it was now a
question of whether or not it would not
have an effect upon the diplomatic ar
rangements to be made when the wnr
came to an end.
John Watt, who was not present Wft
a statement of his views, asking to go
on record as opposing the measure on
the grounds "that it is a tentative
acknowledgement that we fear we can
not whip Germany in this war," ho
wote. ."We are going to whip Ger
many ami when we do, it will be time
enough to take up the proposition of
discriminating against them. Any de
tails that are not arranged by the
League of Nations in negotiating the
terms of peace, if they are not satis
factory to the business men of the
I'nited States, can then be taken up bv
the business men."
Considers Germany Outlaw
deorge R. Carter, also not present.
hail left a message favoring the mens
ure, adding that Oerniauy was now nil
outlaw among nations and should be
treated as such in all ways.
Mr. pLUinBham said it was necessary
to Consider the matter from every angle
owing to its gravity.
Mr. Castle favored it from a patriotic
standpoint. If the German people bad
a president it would be an easy matter
to take up with them. But havin!
Kaiser such a referendum was neces
A. W. Van Valkenburg advised con
servative consideration, and for the
chamber of commerce not to be carried
off its feet.
W. C. McGonagle called attention to
the upbuilding of the American dye
industry since the war begap, and said
there should be protective tar riff bar
riers built so high that this trade should
be retained when 'peace was concluded.
This was to be considered, he said.
There were '.i0 dye companies in the
I nited Htatcs now against i'.i when tha
war broke.
fcWretary Brown said the American
Manufacturers' Association bad reject
ed the referendum, he having received
this information through the columns of
The Advertiser.
J. N. 8. Williams asked how the busi
ness organizations expected to get the
referendum information, if passed, to
the people of Germany. The military
government would not ermit it to
reach them, ami if it reached them in :i
garbled miinner, it might be used as nu
argument against the American people
nuil be a serious handicap to the Ameri
can diplomats ut the close of the wur.
Mr. Iillingha,iu thought it might bo
listributed by airpluue.
.1. ('. Cohen ,'elt the referendum would
be a boomerang to the Americans.
We are in this war to lick the Ger
mans, the uerman people us well us
the Kaiser, for the people are bucking
the Kaiser, sicld Mr. Cohen. "We
want first to lick the Germans and tell
them afterwards what we want." Ap
plause met tins statement.
Mr. ( oheu then moved the measure bo
laid on the table which was carried by
a large majority.
HEATTLF, February 10 Captain D.
B. Hutchings, formerly for many years
master of American Hawaiian lines
vessels, has been appointed to the com
maud of the government steamship
Abssroka, the second vessel completed
by the Skinner ft Kddy Corporation for
the I'nited States Shipping Board. The
Absaroka, which was launched Decem
ber L'-, will go into commission Febru
ary 15. Captain F. O. I'arker, master
of the government bark Monongahela,
was assigned to the command of the.
I'nited Ktates Shipping Board's steam
ship Westerner, a product of the J. V.
Huthrio ft Co. shipyards. A. M. I'ea
body, son of Charles K. Peabody, tlm
well known Seattle capitalist and for
mer president of the Alaska Steamship
Company, will go iu the Westerner as
second mate, lie was second mate with
Captain I'arker iu the Monongahela.
Captain K. I'. Kasmussen, formerly
master of the schooner Iuca, has suc
ceeded Captain Parker as master of the

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