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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, February 26, 1918, Image 4

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America "Kidding" Itself?
IS' civilian America merely "kidding" itself that
it is at war, and are the stay-at-linnics treat
' ing it merely as an incident in the national life?
Are thev becoming self-complacent Ixiause they
! passed through the Spanish War
interfering viih the daily routine of their lives,
1 and concluding to treat the present world war" as
' another "War with Spain?"
; America has taken up many
" ' them to the limit. If the army
hour it is made a hohhy of the civilian population.
x If it is the navv. society has made the most of its
'. onnrtrtitnit v to minele with those
r 1 r
the goltl lace. If it is to give relief to this or that
' fuffering nation, America digs down deeper into
it pocket than any other nation America plays
IIAIU aiivi livtil-. Iiinn - ' i u -
-"national life in an offhand way.
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rUI UCrtliy IUUI lliw.-l l
. i . ... I. t I a
PI me earin nave iiccn tearing i.u n cuici
throats and slaying one another's peoples by mill
. ; ions, and America has watched the tragedy from
afar. Like manv a soectator. America was drawn
into the strife and went to it
.'fellow who doesn t want to
i , 'i-i . c 1. 1 . rn
UCKeu. l lie resi oi nis icuows
jUSt "kidded" themselves into the belief that being
a flrru-wt aialuart A lTlirirai1 trip nPAV tiwlltrr rollld
take care of himself.
But in a free-for-all of this kind,
it! the ellows being pummelled
ctie the stalwart fellow broke into the affray, sud
denly turns and delivers a blow from the rear
and the rescuer finds himself in the predicament
of trvine to fight front and back.
tured spectators cheer the big fellow on, not real
izing that he i handicapped, and likely to be given
a blow that will at least make him groggy. I
The spectators just "kid" themselves along on
the good, old belief that their champion in the
. t i i t t . i . . i i :
' llay villi w ili-ivcu, timi wj a. nine 11101 v nit-i ui.
'.' Then i the time for the spectators to throw off
their coats and wade in and stop the treachery
; aimed. at their fighter, and so it is time for Ameri
ca to quit "kidding" itself, into the belief that
. . - i.t
: is inner as ruir hior armies are
., n a ----r
cene of battle overseas all they need is a lot of
cheering and enthusiasm. It is time for America
to take' arjother notch in its belt, throw off its
CO i, lurn up us siccc, dim duc in wim iiii
only as the uppermost thought.
', RusfciiV Hast Jail) kldwn beaten and let .tienjiany
, prepare -to'wallr rtver its prostrate form and kick
it, and America is in the center ot tne tray ana
nust fight as fights have never before been fought,
V and everv man and woman at home must stop
cheering and look around for clubs that will knock
' the other fellows out. It means that the. specta
tors have now to dig down into their pockets and
.'''shell out their good American dollars and gold
. ind nnir "WiHHintr" themselves that this is
- j r, --
a fad of the decade. They must get ready for
, the greatest fight in all history.
Af j tteUEuropa A gain
ANNOUNCEMENT of the (ierman demands
and the probable enforced acceptance of
' them by the Bolshevist government revives vis
ions of the long cherished Mittel-Kuropa dream
" ' f ti K'aieer A sttidv of the man of Russia shows
the territorial demands of (ierniany from , Russia
make up a large part of the tentative Teutonic
map ot Mittel-Kuropa. it covers
'!. ' , c . t . : . t '
- i miirwi Tnr rriyi iirfiif'ii iiiiiii I
ua.u ' ' I J j
the Golf of Finland. l would reuire only a little
more machination, a little more 'diplomatic effort
' perhaps would do it. to bring in Finland according
to. the original plan. lhen Denmark and Holland,
Norway and Sweden arc really and seriously
.'threatened for tliev are a desirable though not
'essential oart of the Mittel-Kuropa plan. With
. the demands from Russia granted, and with Fin-
ht in tlw ft.tprn
Europa is complete.
In the East, however, plans
Wcjj,' lici r rtiv 1 1 1 1 1 1 v in i ii. in Mimi i "v. j , . .
come by the Kaiser. There is still resistance in
the Balkans. In Asia Minor plans are completely
.upset. But there is enough to be seen to awaken
, tlie Allies still further to the tremendous menace
' which confronts them a- a direct result of the
' Russian collapse
War Thrift
; N his proclamation designating a thrift week
' JS. tiovernor i.owuen oi Illinois says: uur peo
ple have been noted for their extravagance and
wastefulness. If we shall succeed in cutting out
, ' the waste ami etra again e we shall easily be able
Til nuance mi- .o
The national go ernmeti is now spending
..'money at the rate oi $10,01) .000,000 a year, not
. ilicluding loan to our allies These enormous and
necessary sums cannot be raised without difficulty
--'r if Americans reduce their si ale of living only in so
' far as they are compelled to do so by the increased
' rust of commodities
Tl, ..r. .1.1...., ..I ".. ...ii 1 1 1 1 "
; ' l in: 'i""iv in .'i
industry would soon disappear if every one strict
!y limited his consumption of nonessentials. It is
; precisely because there are millions of persons still
t :' v,.r.,ttii.T i!...ii- iniiiii'i Tiir ItiYLirifs and worse that
; labor is naltiuate and transportation is congest
' cd. ' Saviiii; to invest in war certificates therefore
serve a twofold purpose: it provides money for
, the government and it promotes war production.
FEBRUARY 26, 1918.
without the war
fad- and played
is the lad of the
entitled to wear
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,1... ..r.iit ,'tt. 1,1.1
un ; i v i iiuvii.
. I. I. ..-..
like a goodnaturcd
see the underdog
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appi.uuiiii diiu
manv times one
and to whose rcs-
The good-na
mnvnw toward tne
tne territory re-
. ...... I . ...
rri nidi v iiuiiii lt'
tary committee
vestigation of
tarv results.
to cut much of
:.s effective as
K.rtiri!l of 1lllel-
campaign for
have not gone so
and its Allies.
In Detroit
dreds of Detroit
to draw them
market and get
so many of the
hiiI "iioiipsspnt ial"
undertakes to
to market.
operation there
serv am e if "less
Those who
those who have
The Week In the War
AT any time the long postponed "drivt" of the
Teutons against the Western front may be
gin. Reports for the week indicate that the "big
drive" may be directed not against the Western
front alone but that it will be a drive in concert
on the Western and the Italian fronts. The closing
of the Swiss border, just as it was closed before
the last greaf A ustro-( ierman drive against Italy,
is significant of this. The objectives of the Teu
ton forces are still in the dark and will be so until
the real drive is started.
More and more significant becomes the asser
tion that the I'nited States forces will have their
every ounce of energy called upon to stem the
rush of the Teutonic tide when Its billows start to
break upon the Allied defenses in an effort to
beep them back. It is dedared the American
soldiers have been thrown into those sectors of
the French front where our Allies were weakest
and that .there they will he called upon to breast
the Hun attackers. Their hour of trial would ap
pear to be close at hand.
People at home, w ho have as yet hardly realized
what is before thetn and what this war really
means, will soon have their awakening. Thus far
the American losses have been, compared with
those of the Allies, practically negligible but this
will not continue. The United States, when it
once takes up the weight of the burden that is its
share, must expect some hard jolts. When those
jolts come the spirit of the people will be roused
as it has not yet been. We think now that we
are doing something. When tha time comes the
aroused spirit of the people will recognize how
really little have we at home been doing.
When the casualty lists begin to swell, as they
have done for our Allies, when those lists include
the names of neighbors, friends, relatives and sons,
then the American people will really arise in their
might. Then there will be no whining on food
restrictions, on deprivations, on economies and on
hardships for then the people will know it is our
war and pot the war of our Allies, three thousand
miles away. -
Each day of the past week there have come in
reports of a "feeling out" of the ositions by the
belligerents. One day the reports have told of
trench raids by the British, again the reconnoiter
ing expeditions were conducted by the French and
then have come reports of attacks by the Teu
tons. Such engagements are, in the view of the
experts who tell us or tne progress ot roe war, pre
liminary to great and sanguinary events. At any
day the announcement of the beginning of this
fighting may be expected.
Reports from the Western front and from the
Italian front in the past seven days have given no
details of any important engagements. The most
significant items of Allied successes have come
from Palestine where General Allenby's forces
have proceeded to and beyond Jericho and have
the fertile valley of the Jordan open before them,
leading on into Damascus.
The submarine campaign gave the Teutons
nothing to boast of. There was shown a decrease
in the losses to Allied merchant shipping. What
the losses to the Teutons in submarines destroyed
or captured has been the reports have not ,shown
1 ut the losses of merchant vessels do not augur
for a prolonged continuance of the campaign of
unrestricted submarining on even the present
terms of Teutonic claims of success.
At home there are indications of an agreement
between the administration and the senate mili
forces. Beyond a doubt the in
war conduct affairs will bring salu
That investigation has served to
..waken the administration as well as the people
and it has not seriously shaken confidence in the
Compromise measures are likely
the red tape which has been almost
enemy entanglements in delaying
the desired oroeress of the l.nited States in its
active participation.
In Great Britain there has been something of an
upset in government plans and somewhat of a vic
tory for those who have opposed war policies as
conducted and brought about the resignation of
the chief of staff, General Robertson. This also
may bring about a clarifying of the situation
which will in the end he a benefit to that country
the schools were closed that 10,000
tons of coal might be distributed among the poor,
Hawaii could furnish climatic comfort for hum
people if the effort had been made
here for winte
The Territorial food administrator is reported to
favor the more general use of the copper cent in
Hawaii as an aid to economy. Fine. We can
then save uu a peck or so and go down to the
a fish for dinner.
Hawaii is certainly playing in hard luck for
suuar transportation with misfortunes overtaking
vessels which Hie shipping board
furnish for carrying the l'Mfl crop
When i-oinoulsorv food rationing goes . into
oi the
will be no iiesiioii
days in I lavvaii
winter in Hawaii conserve coal for
to remain on the mainland
Nine negro rtldtant wr rrentet
late Hatunlty night for gambling t
the Aeme rooming fconne. I
Uri. M. B. Zuiu wait announce the I
enuHtfement of her V daughter, Hinie '
Mt to Romeo A.
Bienvenoe. rue
weiidinu will taVe- fcWe in the parly
part of MareD.
David Kan, charged with malirion
convention in a grand jury indietment
in connection with the theft of an au
tomobile from JoMipb Clark, w sen
tenced to nerve not Jean than two year
In Oahn priaon yesterday by Circuit
Judge William H. Haen.
The wedding of 'Charlea C. Afonn
ami Mine l.ydia Ing waa celebrated at
St. Peter 'a Chore last evening, Rev.
Y. T. Konu performing the ceremony.
A reception followed at the new home
of the ynung couple, who alipped away
to Haleiwa at th atroke of midnight.
The new eight-cent loaf of bread
which local bakeries have naked permia
nion to hake will appear on the market
within a few dya under permission
from the federal food administrator.
The loaf will weigh three quarters of
a pound and will be retailed at two
for fifteen cents. .
Ooo Wan Hoy, - Chinese business
agent, who recently pleaded not guilty
to a charge of perjury in the circuit
court, filed a demurrer yesferday to an
additional charge of forgery made
against him in a grand jury indictment.
The periury case w go to trial before
Judge Hcen on March 1.
On Thursday Voses T. Cleg was
formally indnoted into office as super
intendent of the Queen's Hospital vice
Werner Roehl. resigned. At the same
time Doctors F. P. Hedemann, A. fl.
Hodgins. J. A. Morgan and Maj. Char
lc B. Cooper, II. R. 0., were elected
life members of the lospital.
The teachers tn charge of the
tableau Joan of Are, Miss Margaret
Cooke, MiHs Nina Adams and Miss
Nancy Daniels wiah to express thanks
to Chief Thurston for the loan by the
Ore department of a white horse and
for giving the services of Fireman
Macey who acted as page.
I. n Haona Jr., of Waialua has writ
ten the sheriff a letter in which he
applys for a position on the police
force. He writes) "I respectfully re
quest before your honor, mildness and
tiyidcrncs and kindness and beg of
you to acknowledge my beseech receipt
employment of police officer for Waia
Ina district."
While visiting' the Chinese graveyard
in Manoa -Valley yesterday afternoon
Wong Mang, a seventy year-old Chi
nese had his teg broken by a heavy
boulder. The big stone rolled upon his
limb and broke it just below the left
thigh. It will take from four to six
wefks for the fracture to heal, due to
bis advanced age.
Replying to the- petition for divorce
filed bv Mrs. Cosy Mansbridge, her
husband, Rowland Mansbridge, mnserts
in cross bill that he has tiled that his
wife received -ettn. from a "man on
one of the othetf islands! which began,
mt dear mtw girls' ana, "My iar
girL" Mansbridge asserts also that bis
wife "beat him up on occasions.
"Rev." Sam Kamakaia who with
'Princess" Theresa Wilcox Belliveau,
and James Kealoha, indicted on charg
es of forgery in connection with the
purported -will of the ferte Queen U-
liuokslgni entered a plea of not guilty
to the charge yesterday in the circuit
court before Judge William 11. lleen.
The ease haa not yet been set for trial.
The riot squad of the police depart
ment was called to the Waikiki beach
yesterday afternoon to stop a fight
near the Moanu Hotel. When the po
lice arrived in the patrol wagon the
fighters had dispersed, and it was
ound impossible to ascertain who were
engaged in the affray or the cause, the
officers reported when they returned to
the station.
Mrs. Jennie ('. Hell, principal Of M-o
iliili Bchoo) reported yesterday that up
to Thursday, one hundred and forty-
eight pupils out of the four hundred
and thirty eight attending the school
have purchased war savings stamps
amounting to $144. HO. Thirteen cards,
each holding four dollars worth of
stamps have alreaily been deposited in
a iofal bank.
Ah Ming, who was out ou $100 bail,
waa not in court wnsa nis rase was
called for trial bv Circuit Judge Will
iam H. lleen thin week and after the
bail hail been declared forfeited the
hearing proceeded and the defendant
waa found guilty of the rharge of main
taining a lottery. Sentence is to be
pronounce. 1 Saturday. Ah Ming is said
to be on the Island of Hawaii.
Mrs. Kthel Coulter of Central Gram
mar school had in charge the training of
the little girls who gave the flag drill.
which was one f the most notaine
events of the children's festival at
T'unahou on the opening day of the
Carnival. Mrs. Km ma Nakuiua ami
Fred Beck lev directed the tableau "Ha
waii" and the striving Japanese tan-
leau waa staged through the courtesy
of Mr. Takaniura.
Mrs. J. I'. Denffv, mother of the
wife of Paymaster Phillips, U. 8. N.,
of Pearl Harbor naval station, inert
at Kaunas City, Missouri, on Febru
ary 20. Hhe was. about sixty years
of age and was u native of the State
of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Phillips went
East in January and bad been with
her mother about three weeks at the
time of her death, The remains were
buried in Kansas City.
On the charge that three Chinese
stores failed to observe the fifty-fifty
basis laid down by 4 he federal foo4
administration, Food' Administrator J,
F. Child issued orders yesterday that
no supplies might lie sold to Ah Chew
Brothers, l.eong Honir aud Ah Lhee,
The cutting off of these stores from
supplies will be enforced through a
threat to other licensed retailers that
their licenses will be revoked if they
supply the three stores complained of.
moves the cause. Used the world over
to cure a cold in one day. The aigna
lure ot K. W. GKOVB is on each bos
Manufactured by the FARIS MEDI
CINB CO., 8'.. Uuis,.U. S. A,
Hpker H, L, HohMa rHV ffftik
Hawaii In th Mauna' Kca yesterday
morning. ' ' v - jJi';
I.. I'. Timmona, editor of tn Mant
Newa, ii viaitor in the eity, arriving
Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Baldwin, of
I'uunene, Mani, were arrivals rn the
city yesterday.
Manager reaballow of the Wiaitnka
, Plantation returned to Maul Issf Bight
on the Clandine.
i Mrs. I.. A. Andrews of Hilo, Hawaii,
lis visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. B.
Zumwalt in thla eity.
Dr. W. H. Ketchum, who bad an op
eration for appendicitis performed at
the Queen's Hospital, was removed to
his home last night.
Frank Mosa, pianist, who was Ukee
suddenly ill on Thursday and takes to
the Queen's Hospital to undergo an
operation, is reported as doing nicely.
Princess David Kswaaanakoa ex
pects to leave for the mainland shortly,
going Fast .from San Fraaeisco, and
probably returning here again next
John A. Bortfeld of .1.106 Oaaette
Avenue, is in the Queen's Hospital, fol
lowing a general break dowa in his
health. While Mr. Bortfeld 'a condition
is serious, hopes are entertained for his
Ouy N. Roth well of Honoluhs, baa
arrived at Norfolk Yard and has al
rendy met persons whom he knew in
Hawaii. He ia the son of Mrs. John
Rothwell of this eity. Toung Roth
well is now in the U. 8. Navy. , '
Rev. Dr. Geo. Wsllaee, who for seven
years waa at St. Andrew' Cathedra1,
after eighteen years of residense in
Japan, ia in towa until MaTeh 1, havr
ing arrived bythe Venetuela on tea
nineteenth. Doctor Wallace is retir
ing from missionsry service. He Is the
guest of J. N. B. Williams.
Alexander 0. Budge was called to
service yesterday aa a saptain ia ths
ordnsnce reserve, and is under instruc
tions to proceed to Washington, D. C,
nt once. Captain Budge haw been the
local representative of the Babeoek ft
Wilcox Company, arid haa been a real
dent of Honolulu for about a year and
a half.
Princess David Kawananakoa plans
to leave for San Frsneiseo on the
Manoa about next Wednesday. She
will go from the Coast to "New Tork
and may return to Honolulu again this
summer bringing her three children
with her to spend the summer vacation.
The daughters, Kapiolani and Lflioo
kalaui, are in a eonvent ia California,
while the aon Kalakaua, is attending
a military academy in the eastern
WASHINGTON, February', 23 (As
sociated ress)--AoneuDeeinent.. was
made today at the war department that
T0O.000 rifles have been produced in the
United States ainee April 6, 1917.
A atatement by the ordnance depart
ment says that this is the (treatest
achievement of any country in a sim
ilar period. The statement adda that
200 officers, 80,000 men and 10,000
women are employed in the manufac
ture of rifles and cartridges.
, , in ' .
STOCKHOLM. February 25 (Asso
ciated Tress) Regular passenger traf
fic soon is to be opened between
(Sweden and Finland over the rout
Stockholm and Raumo. This route il
not only quicker than that via Torneo
but will also give travellers an oppor
tunity to avoid treatment now being
experienced at Torneo from Russian
Ilv sir. Manoa from San FraaHw-o. Feb
ruary I.. . Allies. Miss Irene nates.
V. 1,. Drnham. It. Bird. A. I.. Brown. T.
II. Hiiiklniiliini. -Mrs. T. II. Buckingham.
J. M. BiirKO.viie. I. W. Csuipliell. Mrs. II.
W. ('iniilicll. Ocoriip It. farter. Mrs.
Ororge K. Carlrr, Mr. Klliel K. I'ollliin.
Mssler slier K l minm. mum Harriet I.
Collin, M1k Mary K. Collins. Mrs. K. J.
HsnlelH. C. II. Ilavlilsnn. Mrs. c. II. 1 lav 1(1
win. MIhh I.IIh liuriill, Mr. Kmuiert. Mrs.
Kmnierl. X II. Kvaua. Mrs. K. I. Kvanm
MInh Kratn'Fs Kvans. V. II. KlupatrU-k.
A. W. Folluiisliee. Walter Fobs. MUs Hell
Oaruli li. K. Oaruliii. Jonriih Haydeu. Miss
Marie lli-tlf rllli, Mrs. II. p. Hefferlta. Mlsa
Mnrcari-t lllnd. Arthur W. Hose. W. Hunt,
MIhm KrniM A. Johustou, Miss K. M.. Jones,
Mrs. II I. Kaue, Mlsa II; L. Krefe. Will
In in K. I.enliHrt. Master John W. Madden.
Mrs. Joliu Mmlilen. Mra. F. K. Mar. K.
P Meyers. Mrs. K. I. Meyers. F. B. Uomu
er, Mrs. Kva Olsen, Mlsa Dorothy (linen.
MImn Kleanor I'aytun. Al. Pluff. c I. Key
ih.IiIh. Mrs. C. I). Iteynnlds. Mlsa Kdltb
Hire, lleury J. Uli-b, Mr. Hi-jurr t. Itlili.
M 1km Marlon Kolllns. A. Kothaelillil. Mrs.
A. Itntlim-litlil. Maater Hurry Kothsehltd.
Master A. KotliwIilKI. Master John Hotha
lillil. A. I Hbortt. Mra. A. I. Kliortt. Mra
Frank Hparka. Hay Tompkins, Mrs. Hay
Tompkins. Mrs. F.. A. Turner. Mlsa Julia
Vascain-elleH. K. K. Walker. Mrs. K. K
Walker, All.i-rt Walerlniiiiw, Mra. A. Will
la ins.
Ilv str Manna Kea. February "JH.
FHOM HAWAII J. F. A Torn. Frank
llorniuK. I' l.yi'iiricua. Mr. and Mrs. C. II.
Jeniilnux. Mr. ami Mrs. J. K. Onalon. Mrs,
It. F. 1'iirlln forter. 1 A. Yeonisns. W. I.
Nolan. MIhm llarlkn Ikeda. Mra. W. t'ahlll
and rhllil. Maater J. II. Morton, i. HiNld.
Mr. and Mra. N. Little. W. II auto, U Ii.
Ntewart. Miss n. IHitran. Monea lHlraa,
F. A. Itlexe. Ilsurae Wolf. K. W. BurKeHH.
II. W. M. Mlat. Mm. A. I.. Kyle. K. J
Carlln. MIhm Mnry Walkl. Muw Ulllau Wai
lanl, Charlea- I.ela, I'. K. Wslhe, ClHtnc
Kea, (I. 11. llanteu. J. II. I Hurl. II. Yaas
kula. II I.. Hoi nl el n, Mra. M. Mahelona, M
FHOM MAt l Mr. and Mrs. Frank K.
Baldwin. A. W. Collins. WUIlam Walab.
I.. It. TlinnionM, Ben Kalelinakslll. '. Moa-
Kawlr. J. II. I lea a. Mrs. Webber. Mlaa M
I'Ujlgula. H. Ilaga. N. Takakuwa.
Bv str. Uovernor for Han Franelaco, Feb
ruary '-''I William H. A ult. II. Ayrton. J.
Brown. Mrs. J. Brown. T. I. Bush. Walter
BrldKes. F. C. Clark, Maj. F. C. Clinton,
Mi-h. t. M. Clinton, anil two chllrtreu, 0
Cllnih. Mlsa II. CiiutniluK. Mra. 1.. O
riniluiiieH and Infant, ('apt. II ( Havles,
II. r.. llavlH. Miss M. Dillon. K. I .
KnreldHoii. Mr. K. C. Knvolilnon, W. I.
KiikIIhIi. Mrs. W. I. KnIUh. J. K Klllot,
Mrs. .1 K. Klllot. K. K. Flynn. Cbas. Forlws
J K. Iluey. Tlioniua II tine. Miss Dors
llarkeim-ler. Mrn. B. Ilerllhy. Mra. B
Kemp. .M A. Kuo'k. Mra. M .A. Knmk
uii'l two I'lillilren. Miss A. Knotk. J. A
Keuueilv. Capl. C. W. litlmer. C. leater,
Cyril Minnie. II. MiCiirrUtou. Mlsa K. tie-
Kirov. W V. Mi.Ihii. A. Nlelaon, Mra. A
Mt-lMHi. Cant. II. I). NIIhoii. Mra. B. Park
hoii. W I'l.-rre. W. II. Palmer, Mlas M
I'a.vter. II Hausoni, II. Hlniiiaou, A. Ktor-
niHii. Mra. A. Htorinan and three children,
J H. MtexHit. Mra. j. t ntewart. I. HoalU
Iiik. C. J. HeliroedeJ. Ulaa L. H. Hharer,
MIhn Clara Kouaa. H. Hweenev. Mrs. II.
Hweeney. W. f. Vender Vater. H. W. Weir,
u. ii. nuuace, r. u. n aiuroo.
Great Flood of Cash Expected To
Be Poured Into Internal Rev
enue Office By Local Concerns
With the arrival yesterday of the in
corporation income tax forma, all of
the various forma used la the collec
tion of income tax are now ia , the
hands of the collector of internal rev
enue and from bow on the current of
rash that has been -pouring into the
internal revenue office will be swelled
by the heavy payments of the big in
corporated eoaeerns of the Territory.
Under the thirty-day extension
granted by the treasury department,
corporations, aa ia the case with others
subject to tar ineome tax, bave until
April 1 ia which to file their, returns
and until June IS to pay the tax. The
department haa asked on patriotic
grounds, however, that payments of
tax be made at the time returns are
filed and it is believed that in com
pliance with this request a large num
ber of payments will be made within
the next ten days.
Forma Intricate
The new forms for corporations,
which have been so long delayed in
delivery, are more intricate than the
other income tax forms. Under the
law they are to be used by all cor
porations except railroads and insur
ance companies.
. A statement is required giving the
total amount of paid-up. capital stock
outstanding at the elose of the year,
'or if there .ia no capital stock, the
capital other than interest -bearing in
debtedness employed in the business
at the close of the year. Also must
be told the total amount of bonded or
other interest-bearing indebtedness out
standing at the close of the year.
In determining income tax the gross
sales and other Income from operations
together with income from rentals and
royalties, from interest, dividends and
from other sources must be given.
Under the head of deductions must
be listed the coat of the goods or other
property sold, general expenses, losses
sustained and charged off, depreciation
charged off, depletion charged off, in
terest paid on on indebtedness wholly
secured by collateral, domestic taxes,
not including income and excess prof
its taxes and foreign taxes paid. . The
various taxea paid are computed from
the total income less the total deduc
tions, It is required that returns must be
signed md verified by two officers of
the corporation and must be sworn tto.
Corporations that fail to file returns
within the time prescribed by law or
which render false or fraudulent re-
tain's shall be liable to a fine' of not
snore than tl000k and an." kdditional
tag or nrty percent tar rase or rairare
to nle the return within the time pre
scribed by law, and 100 percent in the
ease of a false or fraudulent return.
It ia provided, however, that in ease of
delinquency, ii the return is voluntari
ly tiled without notice from the col
lector, and it is shown that delay in
filing was due to a reasonable cauae
and not to wilful neglect, the fifty per
cent additional tax will not be as
sessed. A statement of the cause of
delay, intuit be attached to the de
layed return.
Says Increases Asked By Union
Men Alone Will Amount To
$82,000,000 a Year
WASHINGTON, February 1J The
first official indication of what pro
posed railroad wage increases would
cost was given at today's hearing be
fore the Railroad Wage Commission,
when J. A. Franklin presented the
claims of the railway employes' de
part men t of (he American Federation
of Labor.
"Figuring an average of thirty-three
and a third percent increase, on the
flat increases asked, the additional cost
would be $82,000,000 annually," Becre
tary Lane, chairman of the commission,
Franklin said the estimate seemed
correct, baaed upon increases for "50,-
000 organized man, but he auggested
also that any increases should apply to
unorganized workers of the same
trades, numbering about 260,000, who
were not figured in the rough calcula
The wage basis asked was $6 a day
for skilled men such aa carmen, ma
chinista and blacksmiths, 4.5U a day
for skilled men, such as carmen, for
overtime, Sunday aud holiday work
20,000,000 POUNDS '
Twenty million pounds of Japanese
beana, valued at between 2,000,000 an.
$3,000,000, have been ordered com man
deered on the Pacific Coast for use of
the navy department, through H. Clay
Miller, Pacific Coast uiemiier of the
committee on beans of the division of
coordination of purchases of the I'nite
States food administration, it' becamo
known here today.
WM, leias, renruary n major
John Purroy Mitchel, former mayor
of New York City asil candidate for
re-election in a recent election when
he was defeated by John F. Hylau,
arrived here today and will command
a battalion in the third regiment of
16,000 signal men being assembled here.
Major Mitchel and fifty-seven other
New York officers formed the party.
Local Banks Notified Certificates
Accepted In ;v Payment v For
ThirdLiberty Loan Bonds ,
Lewie, Hank, Honolulu q
jncw taaue treasury certificates
dated February 27, due May 2N.
Interest , four, one-half percent.
Denominations , five hundred to
one hundred thousand dollars. Kx
empt from taxation. Will be nc
cepted ia payment third Liberty
Loan Bond subscriptions. Pay
ment may be made by Credit.
Cable subscriptions not later than
March S, Notify other banks in
The foregoing telegram addressed to
A. Lewis Jr., vice-president and man
ager of the Bank of Hawaii, besides
giving notice of another issue of short
term treasury certificates at an in
creased rate of interest and atating
that these may be used in paying sub
scriptions for the iroming third Liber
ty lxan, raises a number of questions
in connection with the third loan.
It is apparent that the government
faeea a number of serious problems in
connection with the new loan that is
soon to be floated.
The first Liberty Loan bonds car
ried a rate of three and a half percent
interest, lney were exempt from ail
taxation and could be exchanged for
aubseqoent issues carrying a higher
The second iasue of Liberty Loan
bonda saw the interest rate increased
to four percent with the result that
most of the purchasers of the original
issue of three and a half percent bonds
exercised their privilege of turning in
these bonds with the lower rate for
the newer issue. The second issue was
also exempt from all tax save the sur
tax, which was imposed so that ex
ceedingly wealthy persons might not
be able to invest great sums and thus
avoid taxation.
Due to scarcity of money, recent
weeks have seen the new Liberty Loan
4's fall off and the current price now
Is between 96 and 97. As these bonds
carry the same privilege of conversion
that applied to the original isaue, it
is seesf that if the third issue of Lib
erty Loan bonds comes out at the same
rate of four percent, the government
will Oml itself in the position or otter
ing at par bonds that ran be bought
in the open market around 96. If the
uew issue should be brought out with
higher interest rate, the man who
buya the second issue in the open mar
ket at 96 has the privilege of convert
ing the bonda he buya into the bonds
carrying the higher rate. ' , ' -'
Another metaot.Mkk Itbaa, .keen ,
suggested may be followed when the
new issue is brought out is fbat it. will
carry four permnrt ami be offered bv
the government at '96. What effect this
might have on the price of the tiomis
in the open market is a matter of con
It goes without saving that the .Na
tion will speedily absorb the next and
additional issues of Liberty Loan
bonds, but it is also sure that many
difficult and intricate problems will
have fb be solved bv the government
when the new bonds come out.
California shipbuilding yards linve
been awarded contracts by the govern
ment amounting to 40,000,000, reports
the Daily Journal of Commerce of a re
rent date. Five of the contracts have
been turned over to wooden shipyards,
which will build hulls according to in
structions in The Nation's Business of
this month.
The tbat are building hulls and
the amounts of their contracts are:
Hammond Lumber Company, two
ships, 7000 tons, 600,000, and two ship,
7000 tons, 580,000; Sommarston Ship
building Company, four ships, 14,000
tons, $1,200,000; St. Helen Shipbuilding
Company, two ships, 7000 tons, tOOO.OOO,
and the Benicia Shipbuilding Company,
two ships, 7000 tons, $600,000.
The steel yards and their contracts
are: Moore ft Scott Iron Works, II)
ships of 94,000 tons, $15,022,510; West
ern Pipe and Steel Companv, eight
ships of 70,400 tons, $10,824,000; l'ni i
flc Coast Shipbiulding Company, 10
ships, 94,000 tons, $15,792,000.
: .
TOKJO, February 238pe.ciaJ Cable
to Nlppu Jiji) The fbteign offlee yes
terday officially notified Viscount K.
Ishii of hia appointment as ambassa
dor to Washington. The appointment
of Viscount Ishii has met with favor
throughout the empire.
LOtfDON, February 25 ( Associated
Press) Despatches from Cairo an
nounce the discovery of important pet
roleum springs on the Bhores of the
Red Hea. British technical papers ex
press the belief that the whole coast
of Asia Minor ia very rich ia oil, and
it is regarded as probable that greut
oil fields underlie the whole region
and extend under the Ked Sea itself
well into Africa.
It is absurd to allow a couuh to hunir
. on ,n,j gap vor 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 aud lungs to become
diseased when it is such a aiinple thing
to step into a chemist's shop and get a
bottle of Chamberlain 's Cough Remedy,
For sale by all dealers, Benson, Smith s
Co., Ltd., agents for Hawaii. Advi,

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