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MARCH 12, 1918.
Land Problems Abroad Too Many Commissions
' NE of t lie .iftcr-the-war-problems in l-'nuland
- m w i .1 .i i i ... .1
is going to lie mai 01 inc rc-'iiMrmuiKin in
. ' I I I I.. t II f 1.1 . . . t
inc agricuiiui.ii imin. j. 11. v. jimimm i
Britain's leading agricultural experts advances
W. Vila l..,..L- "Tli. Vai;,.nil Wrii-nltnral
Tolicy," that land-holding, at least far as land
capable of cultivation is concerned, must be based
on the principle of occupancy.
tfo( all farmers and cultivators, however, have
the capital to enable them to work the land to the
best advantage. If the state is to father the en
terprise then the present owners must be paid for
their property by guaranteed bond issues, while
the farmer must also receive from some guaran
teed source the cash he requires as working
Fiiiahcfally, the principles of cooperative credit
and occupying ownership are involved, the interest
tf the State bemg to have products e land used to
he best advantage, a well as to devise means
whe'reby tenants become laud owners if they so
desire, without confiscation of the great estates.
The breaking up of large holdings is not in it
self the chief problem, and anyone w ho would at
tempt to draw a parallel between Old World and
New World conditions considering only the factor
of size of areas held under one ownership, would
le begging the question. Nor are conditions in
Great Britain comparable with those of (iermany,
ay. The British landlords have withdrawn great
areas of arable lands from productive use because
their great wealth permitted them to buy their
food supply over-seas. The richest lands, nearest
the great market centers, have been kept in use,
r system of intensive agriculture having been de
veloped by cooperation between tenants and land
The great landed proprietors of Ciermany have
Vhe Honelult Flaaing "Company baa
completed the conjunction of a con
crote vault at the Honolulu Immigration
utation In which all.lh records of the
immigrant! arriving here will be stored.
Major Blaaland, II. H. A., hag been
promoted to the next trade and desig-
HERE nave been official investigations ga-ond infantry el, Schofleld Barrack.
lore.'every year or two since the close of the Tn' P"1""1, OTders were received
r- -i tr . j- , , , .A yesterday morning at department head'
Civil War to find out bow much it costs to pro- qrter. ;
duce a pound of sugar. The average marv who is Mortmnto. who deserted from the
interested would ask his congressman for the Tenyo Mam, while tat'veel wa. 1
latest government publication, cpveHng the sub- j overTo X7ZxSi
ject, Or would inquire of some Sugar journal, Itiea. He waa found working in the
Not ao the United States food administration. ' Rrounds of the Buddhist Temple. Ha
A brand new "commission to investigate the costlw,u aP"ea- , . . f
. . . . . . J ... Y , t ' The hearing of D. O. Buiek, charged
of producing sugar beets in California and a fair i with tempting to kill Jto ,a Japanese,
I'hjiii mcicuil, liwuru ny rvdilll 1HC1I1W, ICUCiai
food administrator of California, has been appoint
ed from Washington, with plenary powers to
subpoena witnesses and take testimony, but with
out power to compel the manufacturers to pay, or
the farmers to accept, "fair" prices per ton for the
Legitimate price fixing can only be undertaken
with justice to producer, refiner, distributor and
consumer if the government undertakes first to
set the maximum wages that laborers engaged in
all these lines of production may demand and re
ceive, and in no other way.
This truism applies in all other industries where
government has sought to limit prices to be paid
for commodities not immediately classed among
"war supplies." Neither organized nor unorgan
ized labor has thus far questioned the right of gov
ernment to commandeer, if necessity requires, ser
vices, lives and property to meet the emergencies
of war, in the production of weapons of warfare,
but many do question the necessity and the right
of government to control the values of labor and
commodities in trades and industries not imme
diately essential to the conduct of war.
There has been too elastic an interpretation by
the administration of the informal assent of the
American people to the principle that all power
maintained feudal control over their acres and must be placed in its hands, to win this war. Bet
their tenants. "Land-poor," many of them, the ter cut out some of the needless commissions and
Junker, or landlord classes have repressed land get back to the main line of defense.
ownership among the actual cultivators of their -e
fields. Maintaining a quasi-serfdom among their t "VT jV a aaAnA
farmers while directing their labors along highly , O' rQCnXS L CCQ.CQ.
scientific lines of production, these German land- "T71?I?$ Secretary of the treasury has announced
lords have built that strong and matter-of-fact) J.Urt3iW neither the soldiers, sailors, nor their
iood producing organization so essential to im
The farming classes, if that term can be rightly
applied to the agricultural toilers of the German
empire, have no such political status as the farm
ers of the United States and Kngland. There will
lie no" "land problem" there unless or until the
dependents, or any beneficiaries under the soldier
and sailpr insurance law need employ attorneys or
claim'agcnts to collect the insurance; that the em
ployment of such intermediaries is unnecessary
and inadvisable and a needless expense.
The procedure for the presentation and collec
tion of insurance claims is very simple and the
allied armies of democracy hav e swept aside feudal ! proper blanks can be secured from the Bureau of
putocracy. A national agricultural policy, in Kng- j War Risk Insurance in Washington. The name
v - - - J Llwl OlStl 111 lilt. 1-V n IIU T C.3
ideals', for there is m4mperialistic over-lord whose
will is law. There must be that even jnstice
characteristic of all Anglo-Saxon peoples, grant
ing to landlord and tenant each the full exercise
of his individual rights, and yet so changing, or
modifying free action that the purposes of the gov
ernment shall prevail.
It will appear, therefore, that the reorganiza
tion of England's agricultural land ownership
policy, after the war, is no more simple than would
be a complete readjustment of land ownership in
the United States, were the federal government to
attempt it. Here, tenant farming is rapidly gain
ing the ascendency in many of the older farming
communities, for strictly commercial reasons,
without in any way entailing the creation of class
distinctions, or jeopardizing the common democracy.
injured nd the relationshipwhicil he bore to the
person making the claim should "be given. If fur
ther information or assistance is required by the
claimant the Bureau of War Risk Insurance will
gladly furnish it.
Circulars have been sent out by claim agents
and attorneys offering to assist persons entitled to
the benefits of this insurance in collecting their
claims. The "pension sharks," who once thrived
and fattened under our pension laws, are still a
rank memory in this country.
It was hoped that when they were legislated
out of existence wc would never see their like
again. But their successors seem to sun ive, and
the action of Secretary McAdoo in giving prompt
warning against these would-be profiteers under
the insurance law will be commended bv all.
Put It "Over the Top"
THAT sales of War Savings Stamps have
passed the $oO.(X)0,fX)0 mark, and have been
accumulating at the rate of $2,000,000 a day, is
the gratifying news from Washington.
These facts constitute substantial evidence that
there are millions of intelligent American citizens
who are loyally combining saving and thrift with
their other patriotic duties.
An appeal has been issued to the 200,000 and
more workers enrolled in the various divisions of
the War Savings organization, to niake an extra
effort in the next few weeks to further spread
the gospel of thrift to the end that the full finan-
iaf cirAnrrl Vi if t lw ii'iflm e-i i w 1 .a it.1t.--i I I , . trwt
the military branch of the government.
While every effort should be enlisted to carry
on trade and commerce, it must be borne in mind
that in war times unusual actions are demanded
' to meet the unusual conditions. For instance,
V V "V IK' ' ' 1 1 1 JV. I I I HJ 1 1 Willi lilt gut I. I ir
mcnt for labor and materials.
Again it is absolutely necessary that every man
.. X ornlii ..re.,- :, ... . I,...,. ...l",
financing the gnat conflict. Following this
thought, every man. woman and child should en-
. t. : . . i
ment will accept even a 25 cent piece. F.very per-
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PVIJ vtiiii vii.t it i- iii uuijr i;iiuiiu Ull iiii iv-
count to neeu tne appeal oi Washington to spread
the gospel of thrift and saving so that there will
be a militant army of savers to put War Savings
Certificates and the next Liberty Loan over the
m Frmrl A Hminist r;if t ir ( liili! rr'r.rti-l iii h:i i
told Hoover that although meat prices here are
Fair Warning
F voiir income is taxable and it must be a
modest one to escape taxation under the War
Revenue Act of October 3, 1(M7 don't wait to be
notified that you must pay an income tax. The
government is not required to seek the taxpayer.
The taxpayer must seek the government.
The bureau of internal revenue, with the ap
proval of the secretary uf the treasury, has ex
tended the time for filing ir..ome and excess pro
fits returns from March 1 to April 1. You may
file your return any time before April 1, but if
you wait until April 2, you are subject to a fine
uf not less than $20 nor more than $KKK) and an
additional assessment of fifty percent of the
amount of tax due.
Returns are required of every unmarried person
man or woman whose net income for the calen-
dar year lVl was juvaj or more .-1 1 i l ot every
married person whose net income was $2000 or
The rate of tax is at least two percent on net
incomes of unmarried persons in excess ,,f $1000
and on net incomes of married persons in excess
of $2(XX). Payment must be made on or before
June 15.
The estimated revenue to be collected this year
under the War Revenue Act is x2,5i X),(X'X)XX), of
which $666,000,000 is in individual income taxes.
Last year 500,000 persons paid income taxes; this
year it is estimated the. number will be more than
6UX),0(X). If you are one of tluni. remember that
your dollars are for the support oi the war. By
promptly filing your return and promptU paying
, our tax vou are helping the piii rniiinil to early
I u tin v Pay your income tax m the same spirit
i in which you bought your l.ibettv bond. The
proceeds are for the same purpose
on the Moanaiua. KOfto, naa Deen eei
for March 16. Thie lut poatponement
mnkei the eighth tlma the. hearing of
(he cane hae been aat for acme futaro
On hlii firat trip to the Orient, Lin
coln K. Bermiaa, aaaiatant general man
nger of the Toy Kiaen Kaifiha in Ban
Francisco, paeaed through here on Fri
day, en route to Japan, where ha will
Attend a conference of olfleialii and di
rector of the company.
The charge of conspiracy againat
Walter Stewart, former aeeonil steward
of the liner President, has been drop
ped by City Attorney A. M. Brown,
who holds that ha had no connection
with the alleged plot to smuggle men
of draft age ont of the Territory by
the workaway route.
Verification of the report that the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha Steamship Com
puny had been irWea a permit by the
shipping board allowing passengers to
travel on their .rensels was received in
a cablegram from Delegate Kuhio, now
in Washington, ' to the Henry Water
house Trust Company yesterday.
Acting on a complaint made by Su
pervisor William Ahia( 8. Aoyago and
K. Takaoka, managera of the Honolulu
Junk Company, were arrested on a
charge of committing a nuisance, be
cause of a blast which was set off on
their property on Friday evening. The
case has been aet for hearing in the
dintrict court tomorrow.
1'nder order from the commander in
chief of the Hawaiian Nationnl Guard,
Ms.j. Will Wayne, who has been assist
ant to the adjutant general of the na
tionnl guard, haa teen designated as
Hi tln adjutant general vice Brigadier
(icnernl Johnson', who is now a major
in the National Army and en route to
Cninp Fremont for aervice.
Lowell H. Huntley and Mrs. Lanr
W. McDmell wore married on Satur
day evisiijig by Rev. 1-eon L. I,oof
Imurow, pantor of the First Methodist
Kpis-opul Church, the witnesses to the
ceremony being Charles S. Crane and
Mr. Annn icofbourow. Mrs. Hnnt
l".v has been connected for some years
with The Advertiser, formerly aa li
brarian and now in the business office.
On the last, day of the registration
of German alien enemies, mora than
fifty Germans remain in the city, ac
cording to tha raeof4s of Sheriff Bose,
who Juwa.not yetjcmnnlied with the
regulations. . Tha pqnajty for nat regis-'
taring is internment for, the period of
tno war wnicn enjans consequences
which no Get-man will wish to incur.
Tjist night ninety seven German had
complied with the registration. '
Hawaiian department issued official
order yesterday relieving Maj. E. M.
Lyon, U. H. A., as eommandant of the
Keaerve Ofneer' Training Camp, at
Hchofield Barracks, . who ia ordered to
the mainland for other duty, and desig
nating Maj. 'I noma l.owe, U. n. A- a
commandant, confirming unofficial an
nouncement prceaging this action, an
Thursday. Major Lowe has been senior
instructor of the camp, and held the
same position at the first camp last
Jack McVeigh af MoloUf m M
arrival ia Honolulu yesterday. '
'Harry J, "Eddo, repreaentativ of Out
Navy left ywsterday for Sydney an tha
Makurai ; : ' . .. . , .
Valantiaa Marcalllno, who ha been
on tha Big Island ior aoma year past,
haa been a ylltor ia the etty.
Jana, daughter o Kr and'1'- Mr.
Alfred C hela of Pearl City waa op
erated yesterday at tha 'Qned'i EV
pitab , . . I, -v . : i
Mr. Joseph H. Gray haa returned to l
ner noma iuo jtieretania tttreet rouow
ing an operatioa part ormCV ai 'Quaaa
Hospital o Februarys t&.-.'j ' J
Dr. St. D. 0. Walter who left far
the mainland on his annual vacation on
December 11 I on hit way honje, and
is due to arrive here on of about
March 11.
Senator S. L. Desha, who waa oper
ated at the Queen 'a Hospital tha other
day, ia doing nicely, although only
relatives are allowed to tee hint for tne
me being.
.Ibta B. Gregg, the invent or of the
horthand system of thai name, and
his wife left yesterday far Sydaey on
the Maknra. They will atay in Sydney
only one weak and return en the Sierra.
Mr. and Mrs. A. 3. JCottrell and ahild
returned yeatarday BJoraing oa the
V.auna Kee. front a, visit with Mfc and
Mrs. W. T. Greig la KohaU. Oraic ia
the chief engineer of th. -Uaioa Mill
and Cottrell it one of the cable earn'
pany employee. .. l
A cablegram received Yeeterday an-
n ounces the arrival In France 'of Joel
Cox an engineer la the Teeonstraa-
tioa service under the American Bad
Cross. Mr. Cos was, up- to the time of
hia leaving Hawaii a month ago, coun
ty engineer for Maui and engineer of
the Maul loan fund commission.
In a private letter just received
Ignatioa Fealy, the popular Chaplain of
lie isintn nold ArtlUery formerly ta
ioned at Ke ho field Barrack, and new
at Fort Sill, ha been ordered to report
to the commanding officer of th,aal
defenses of Chesapeake Bay. for duty
ne may oa assigned Vo lorttttt MotK
roe to train chaplain fof their wprk..
Orders from Washington .Yesterday
designated Maj. CL W. C. Deeriag, U.
8. R., a actiag adjutant of the, Ha
waiian department, vice Maj:1 1 -aurenee
Redington, who ha been tranferrd,
to duty on the mainland. Major Deer'
ng will relieve Capt. J. N. Smith. Jr.
I'. H. A., First Infantry, who ha been
acting adjutant since Major Redington
wan injured last falL
Kcnds of Maj. Louis D. Pcpia, C,
C, who was until a few weeks uzo
the officer in charge of the bureau
of militia affair at department head
quarters, this city, were relieved yes
terday on learning that the major ha
recovered from a aerere attack of pneu
monia, for it wa rumored here a day
or two ago that he waa dead. He ia at
Fort Haneoek, New Tork. Mts. Pepia
and the children are at present read
ing in Minnesota.
i. v ii.IU,.ri u i ir ii Rnniii,,'
Tolnvcsuzate! ii- 'iMTrt'trYOl mm
rpoe to make the
lower than thone on the Coast they are sufficiently; "orhl -.ale tor democracy,
'high to encourage production. (Jlad to know they
re ufficiently high any way. We had thought The great (ierman drie is -aid to he scheduled
they were and that the price of hsh was sufficient for this month. Let the kaiser tememU r the old
. IjT high and then some. warning and beware the ides of M.m h
Morimoto Is In and Oijt In New
Molasaes ii a war substitute tor
opium is not popular in llilo, aul mo
V. Morimoto, an industrious Honolulu
Japanese, was taken to the Uretccnt
City yesterday to answer a charge of
grotis cheat, us he is accused of selling
a 'Hawaiian Chiueae tailor $2000 worth
of the war molasaes brand,
Morimoto was booked for investiga
tion several days ago and no charge
was placed against him, ao yesterday
the law Ann of Andrews 1'tttmau se
cured his release on habeas corpus pro
reeilings, after which San'je Abe, t
Japanese policeman arrested him on n
llilo warrant. But Morimoto secured
his release for a second time durinq
yesterday morning, when Judge Ash
ford set a bond for his appearance iu
Hilo, which he furnished.
To defeud hun in Hilo oti the groan
cheat eliartre W. B. Pittman went to
the .Big Island yeaterday afternoon on
the Mauna Kea. It W auid hopes are
held of securing his discharge on the
irrosii cheat charire on the groun.ls tnai
there is no fraud when the purported
ioods sold are contraband.
However, there is a rumor that Mo
rimoto coinmittt.l the ill discretion of
milling a little opium to the molasaes
which he sold in regular opium una
and that the federal authorities are
preparing to bring action against liijn
if he secures uis release rrom Ule lor
ritorial eharifs.
Just what the federal officials' plant
are eonceruiiig Morimoto' euHtomc
have not been divulged.
'I'.iblcis). Druggists refund money if
' failf to cure. The signature ol
W. OUOVE is on ew:h box. Mau-
(ai turt-d by the PARIS MEDICINB
U St Lo-i. U. 3. A.
mm up. i
Plans for the new Honolulu: federal
building to be erected at the corner of
King and Richards Streets have bee
returned by officials at Washington to
the architects, York and Sawyer of
New York with various changes re
quired by the examining board noted
on them.
Whether the erection of the building
is to be delayed until after the war
under Secretary McAdoo 'a order issued
in January halting work on all public
buildings not absolutely needed ia ,a)fli
yet known. At the time thla order waa
issued it was said that complete plan
for work contemplated would be, 'pre
pared, but that construction would be
delayed until after th war aa .a 'eon
serration measure in all case aave
those regarded as absolutely necessary
Whether the proposed Honolulu fede
ral building wiU be denned as an in
provemeut absolutely necessary and
therefore to be built soon rests with
HAN FBANCIHOO, February 11
John Grace, well known a a cours
it"' judge ntlioth the .Union -and Ingle
ide coursing parks, Tdled ' graaterday
morning at hia home, UK) 2 McAllister
Street. Orace has been ill for a month
but his condition was not regarded i
ncrious until within the laat few daya.
He was judge at Inglealde before the
Are of lWi'l and succeeded Bull
iudire at I'nion Park. Oraee had
son, James Grace, aa hi alipper at t$
coursing game. He leavya two aoni
nl two daughters.
I F.: Wood, Federal Board Man;
and J. - Shcerjy, Representing
.Bidders Arrive-oh HMalcura To
Mak.Pefifinar Eitamlnatinn
Eitnet tvelatIon made aa t the
oau or th aeoldent t the tmeta;ehcy
Fleet : ateainar ' aerniato oa her
maiden voyage to Honolulu, or the ta
teotfoa of '.the gbverntaent M eollee
saiatMl'' fop W aaArtlitaae.
which may lare been made by the
builder of the veseel, the Seattle Dry'
dock and Conatrattiott . Company, haa
resulted in the , handing here uf two
Mainland men, n a ahlpping board
repreeentatlve and the other represent
ing the ablpbuildera of Seattle. .
J. JT. Wood 01 Seattle, Waahington,
is the repreeentative f the ahlpping
beard, who admit that the purpose of
hia alatt te Honolulu 1 purely oa ae-
eount of the damage to tha Baerameato,
no M far a the cracked cylinder
head.ia eoneerned, believed , 0 hav
been iatentienal work of the eountry'e
enemiea, -"'". i." ".''
Wood aay that he la aa inspector for
tha hlppiiig lrdbut threw no fur
ther light' en , the vbjeat of hi vlait
IhiA to aay.he wOt laveetigate every
thing," which ia take' to mean the
faulty riveting ot the steamer, as well
aa the, cause, and, nature of the injury
te the etemer On feet voyage to Hono
lulu. ,
, How Jong he will be here he doe not
know, but says he li to work ia cooper
ation with O. P. Morse, the local rep
resentative of the shipping board.
J. Sheody, formerly port uperin
tendent for the Inter-Ilan4" Naviga
tion Pompaay, ayw-aaeUUnt' aupeHn
tendeut of. the ehipbttilding yard where
the Baeraaaeato waa, Uaaohed, ia aUo
here beeaaae, of , the damage oa that
vesaeV ha aaya,,
However, flheedy aaya a desire to re
visit, the Islaads and a hope of curing
af bed ifeold area also partly responsible
for hie return. .
Be Intereetedhr inquired a to what
had happened to tha Seetameate and
What Waa aoW belnir done, on the vea
eeL . tbea told that he deck of tha
steamer were being .reriveiea, and aa
iniumuon maae lami me imi iih vow
wa hefd to be due to faulty cont ruc
tion, he aid: , ,
I do not eee how that could be held
to be the fault of 'construction. The
steamer was passed by a Lloyd' sur
vey ooara.
He waa told that it waa also partly
the verdict of a Lloyd 'a survey which
held the vessel to be not in a fit condi
tion for the shipment of a perishable
aarco. which resulted in her being held
here and the rerivetrng started. Tbi
same opinion wa expressed by the fed
eral Inspector of hull aad boiler. .
. Mr. Sheedy however avoided any
further aonteatlea b aoafininff biart
aeb tar tha aingle atatement' which ao
to jpeak, pt the eutloer up to iae
Utji't , oad,' Jtough Ve showed
some intereet-in- ascertaining, who .waa
On' the Joeal- Lloyd Vaarvet; - 1
riVed here yesterday afternoon on the
Union- Liner Makura,
' ; ' V i : J t i t ; ' ' ' '
i LONDON,1 Tebruary, tV-Valuable
discover r ilrr made almost
every -week if the organiaatloa for
utilising whaf r)K army waste. ..Two
of the vWnljlrrV,ra .0ttoa cutting
and old boota, ' .
', Wakr of eottoa good for th army
aead their autttnga to central depot.
The 4rrtrudgnment of these cutting
haa produced 110 tons of material for
eiploaivea.' , From old army boot an
t foe wear by anybody, aulphate of
atomonla. la obtained and used aa a fer
tiliser of. hud. ,' Grease, animal ehar
eoal aad metal are alao recovered. '
Dust front ehoddy mills ia another
fertllUerj tha wool contain 14 percent
of nitrogen. . Tarmera In Kent give a
price which leave a profit after paying
the' carriage from Yorkshire.
Ait' used-tfp ' woolrtd rood a-loff -off.
tunica . and other article are put
through the ahoddy ynlll. Already
2,000,000 worth of Vrool ha been re
covered and divided between the army
and the public for remaking into cloth.
Content of camp awiU tub have pro
duced sufficient glycerine to provide ex
plosive for 18,000,000 18-poander shells.
Jfroa th same sours the tallow is re
covered to anpply all the aoap required
by ' the navy, army and government.
.There W alao a aurplut -valued at 11,
000,000 ao far for the use of the public.
After the war all these processes
will be public property and the utiliza
tion of waete iwlBbecome an Important
I)ritih Industry on new line.
Preparatory to leaving Hawaii for
Vancouver to join the Canadian army,
8. Thomas, for several year an over
aeer on the Onomea Plantation on Ha
waii,, bade hia wife and' child good by
at the fclak-ara-, yesterday. They were
reaving for Mr. Thomas' former borne
in Miami, .New South Wales.
Thomas his been anxious to answer
the eaJL to tbe colors, aad only re
eeatly Was able to pertuade. bis wife
to censeat to hia doing so. He ex-
filalne this waa accomplished by claim
ng ' no" exemptioa from the Hawaii
draft and getting himself liated in
Class IA. 1 "
After he had 'convinced her that he
was aure to be drafted she consented
to i his leaWefl 'ArL'Caaada. He has
passed the British medical examina
tion here and .wiUJeave -on the Niag
ara for aneeir - n.c
Mrs. Thomas will likely return here
in a few months as her husband drew
one oithe.Hjdt,, homesteads recently.
Thomas says tha wbue no on a gooa
grounds on which, toiheise. - claim for
exemption he did. not bink he should
dV ' - h telievefV, e-ccxf one wto
can should enlist' .
Makura Gives Aid To Healani To
I Kfcjr, Her From Being Cap
, sized or Left Adrift
Following the survey and mapping of
the nhore line of Kuhio Bay in connec
tion with the building of the proposed
new wharf there, the question of the
exact location of the new wharf wa
diwumipd yesterday at a special meet
ing of the harbor board. Chairman W.
H. Hobby said that no definite action
was taken at tbe meeting. j ' ..
At its 1017 sessioa tbe. legislature
appropriated 4150,000 for the Jildi;
of the new wharf. Of this, the pus
rhse by the Ioter Islsnd Steam ITevi
irntion Company of 2S,000 worth ilf
the bonds provided this amount with
which to go ahead with the preliminary
work of mapping and surveying As
provided for in' the appropriation aet,
nn agreement in connection with rate
to tie charged for the use of the new
wharf whk recently enterd Into with
the uliipping company by the harbor
Hundreds of final draft notice cards,
giving the final classifications, are
awaiting registrants at Local Board
No. I Miin in the armory. Most of
J them nre Japanese.
11 In tk liMla li Haalani nit
the Wrbvr yesterday afternoon, Jame
Oilllland nad Jarret Bruhn, two Hono
lulu youth,' were probably saved from
bring carded out to sea by the assist
anee rendered by the steamer Makura,
L which -wa juat entering the bay after
the federal medical examination.
The two boys took the little yacht,
which ia only sixteen feet long and
four feet wide, with a ten or twelve
foot boom, out for a sail yesterday and
had encircled the buoy off the Pier-
point Hotel and were bound back to
the harbor in the wake of the Makura
when the yachtsmen got into distress.
The breese wa in favor of the yacht
on the outward voyage, but on coming
in the choppy sea aad the land swell
held the Healani back until after the
big steamer waa given- pratique. Th
jib boom then carried away on account
of 'rotten 'ropes, aud the-eiew aboard a
goVernmeat launch aeeing their trouble
passed the two bey a Una.
f Tha! launch line broke and, caught in
the . wash of the moving, steamer, tbe
Uealani aeemed in a bad way Of being
aapsited or forced out to sea, when the
seamen or the Makura came to ue as
sistance with a (rood atrouir line with
which they towed it into the harbor,
where the two yachtsmen east away the
line, as they believed they could make
the Healani boat house on their own
sails, -which they had gotten up again
But this was not accomplished until
the yacht bumped into the schooner
Melrose, which wss being towed into
the harbor py tbe tug Intrepid.
I 8AN , FEANCISCO, March 1 Miss
Fannie )Chirack of Australia, champion
woman swimmer, is eligible to , take
part in all American ehampieoshlp
meets. This waa made certain in a let
ter from Fred Bubien, secret ry of th
A. A. V., yesterday, to Robert Dodd
president of tbe Pacific Association.
Doubt wa expressed in some quar
ter that the champion could take part
In American championship meet be
cause aha doe not belong to thi eoun
try, but the secretary of the A. A. U
i can see no objection to ner appearing.
NEW YORK. Tebruary 19 The first
American soldiers wounded on the bat
tleflelds ot Franee are convalescing at
the Columbia base hospital, at 211th
Street. There are almost 100 of the
soldiers, some of thorn suffering from
shell shock.
AnnotnMement was permitted of the
soldier ' preene here after it was de
cided to give a concert at the hospital,
the music, reaottng benefically upon the
shattered nerves of the men. Several
professional' stage- folk will participate
in tonight's entertainment.
United States surgeons refused to dis
cuss case under treatment, bnt said the
majority of the men invalided home
were not wounded by shells or bullets.
Some of the soldiers occupy wheel
ehuir. Those said to be suffering from
shell shock are-listless nnd manifest no
interest in their surroundings, while
their nerves are "Jumpy."
There are a number of hospitals in
the vicinity of New York equipped to
receive soldiers sent back from France
because of illuees.
Bichard J. Davis, a Boston Christian
Scientist, has been appoints by Secre
tary Daniel a the first Chritiin Hci
ence chaplain in' the navy. Chaplain
Davis' ha been connected with the
Christian Science Mouitor of Boxtou
for several years,
Mrs. Mary Atcherly, wife of Hr.
John Atfhjsrjy, who was formerly
located in Kons, waa an arrival from
her present home in Vancouver, British
Columbia, yesterday on the Makura.
She says that Dr. Atcherly has been
In the Britial) . Medical .Corps for uetir
ly three months and for the lust six
month ha been on the Atlantic Coast,
expecting, orea, tq, go to Frauce.
Mr. and Mrs. Atcherly 's son and
daughter are living in Vancouver, pho
says. Mj-. Atcherly explaius that she
is back in Hawaii fur a visit.
A good many people think rheuma
tism cannot be cured without taking
nauseous medicine. Chamberlain 's Pa;u
Balm massaged thoroughly into the skin
has euM far more rhuuinntism thun
any Internal remedy in existeuee and
gives relief quicker, For sale hy all
dealer. Benson Smith k V, Ltd.,
agent for Hawaii. Advt.

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