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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, June 25, 1918, Image 4

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The'Veek In the War
TTIuK-failure clofcly approaching to disaster
has necW the result of the Jong awaited Atls
trlan lhmKfttin4oflfelive. jthher its first stage
or the otcnMe Stac'lt jha apparently come to an
end with practically nothing 'gfcined and with much
lost so far as man ovcr is concerned
It is s,-y' to assume tjiat the enemy greatly out
numbered 'lii' lUrian aHd Allied forces on the long
Italian front or believed that they did, else an
offensive' w. Id not have been lost It is. even
more evident that the Italians and the Allies had
an advantage of position greater than the Teuton
war lords had reckoned". Whether they also mis
calculate?! irn'Vn.itt 'fov'ef afrd pun strength is not
so certain hut in any event the enemy plans went
badlv ;itrav and they found, to use an old border
expression that "they had bit off snore than they
could chaw.'' It is true that weather conditions
greatly helper! the Italians and that the floods
which swept down the Piavc River were most op
portune and probably have played a large part in
results, 'though even before the waters rose, the
offensive, or its first phase at least, appeared des
tined to failure.
At the first shock of attack the Italians and the
Allies were forced to give some ground. In the
mountain sections the loss of x)sitions was not
important nor was the Austrian gain in any in
stance great. Then the Italians and the Allies
came back strong in counters and speedily recover
ed all that they had lost and have even scored
gains. There it was that the enemy offensive was
almost immediately changed into a defensive.
Under a raking fire of Italian artillery, machine
guns and ritles. the Austrians secured a footing at
some (Miints on the west bank of the f'iave. lTnder
a continuing fire they succeeded ... esubbsh.ng as wf as ilu.jr f U)ev fahcr j( js
some bridges and made some advances from their . .- Su(. tiat mu;t Wu.n wq
newly estab .shed footings, ftut tins was at a , , o(,r ,nji.s vw. tf o that is fi ,uj at
tremendous loss and for days the FW River ran s,)(MlKk.r u ,u.n save fof thcm wl. savc
red with Austrian blood. The Italians held strong- ()llr,d.Cv , u.n. js nothi reneroMS in ,;,,
IV aim wen, uie auvanccrj wvric
and then came the floods that washed out the
bridges and prevented the bringing up of further
reinforcements. Still greater losses came to the
invaders ' The battle was not a stalemate, was in
no sense a draw, it is a repulse and as such a de-
feat for the foe.
While intense fighting has been going on in the
Italian war theater fighting on the western front W . . . . ' . ..
. r 1 r 1 i" the l uited States, Canada and m l.u
has lulled, hxpectations that a new phase ot the , .
. ,, . , , 1 rope, due to the v erv large acreage of wheat and
German offensive would be launched without de- 1 . 1 1 1 .. ,
. , i- 1 t r . other cereal -rams planted, it would appear that
assumed, however, that this offensive has come to
its closei On the other hand, it is understood that
von Hirtdehbttrg is reorganizing and reforming his
forces for another thrust. In these days of inten
sified warfare, where thousands
WCIC ICI13 II) lilt al, nnti iiiiiiivii.Tv .-niv.- wi 1
munitions are used, it takes time
after an jiffensivr. no matter how
reserves, .more stores of munitions must be I It would appear m the trans, cut visitor, or pass
Iwought up for modern methods have not enabled ! " u) tli;lt alin.-t criminal economic waste is
the brinirint? un of shells and munitions with alUm- pcrnntted I he wheat harve-t has already
speed to equal .that with which they are discharged
Late reports, from a military authority writing
to the Paris Matin, express the belief of the writer
that the next thrust will be between Rheims and
Soissons, but on this point experts are not agreed.
In reality, until the blow is delivered, it is almost
impossible to determine the point of impact in ad
vance. hily the obseratkns of the air scouts can
give a coi rect indication and the information w hich
they bring in is naturally carefully guarded by the
commander? and military strategists. mui
! rli.ii.riiiir to rri m nrh worsts n i that !M ell !('( 11 m!cl( -t
out by (."lenera! March, I'nited States chief of stall,
that this' country is liv e months ahead of its pro
gram in the movement of troops to France and
that a million men will be overseas within the
present nunitlk He says the movements for the
first half oi the month were 200.000, about the
number recently promised to move in a whole
month. It is also encouraging to learn that we
are to supply sufficient big guns for an army of
3,000,000 men.
Thus far in France, in the actual fighting, our
forces have given a splendid account of themselves
They have fought like veterans and while ier
many may not fear "the wooden sword of Amer
ica" her men are learning a wholesome respect for
American bayonets and bullets.
Accounts which explain brief messages to the
effect that the Americans killed 1000 enemy at one
point with minimum losses to themselves has bad
confirmation and explanation. It
their engineers mine a tiridge after which pey
crossed, took up new positions and waited. The
Huns followed fast behind them, at the proper
moment the mine was exploded with frightful
carnage and the enemy who were already over the
river,' were mowed down like rabbits in a trap,
caught between ntachine gun and ritle fire.
Other news of special interest to Americans i
that American tliers. traim-d in an American train
ing carflp in Italy, members of
flvine' corns, have none mu service
front, and at the outset are performing valuable
service. Still others are leaving and are soon to
leave that camp for service against the Austrian
Hungarian forces.
Britain has been told that "America is not com
mir into the war. she is in. and
news of the weeft bears out
, W. 8. 8.
Can Mayor Fern's dive into the bathing costume
whirlpool be to divert public attention from the
price of flour, which he promised to have reduced .'
JUfcE 25, 1918.
An Object Lesson
V Americans,
ami children
object lesson on the absolute necessity of saving
and conserv ing food for the Allies as well as for
ourselves, they have it. Iii the recent despatches
which tell of the dire distress, the riots and the
strikes a 1 1 1 other disturbances in Austria it stands
out hold and plain, "savo or you lose the war."
Austria finds itself in dire strains for' lack of
food. The bread ration is cut in Vienna till the
people riot, until munition workers say thev can
not work longer tor want of strength, the result of
a lack of sustenance and, even as the riot goes on
it is proposed to further cut tire bread ration in
half to teed the starv ing in P.ohemia.
TUfs predicament is exactly what our Allies
nntst face it we do not help them from our own
stores. Austria ha- no such source of supply un
til the net liarve-t ith disorders at home and
with a repulse at the front her condition is almost
unbearable. Hir Hies have us , for a store house
to draw luom. if uc at home will do our part. If
we do not their position is not one whit better than
that of Austria I low much responsibility for the
I failure of the Austrian offensive rests upon lack of
food for the fighters, how much rests upon the
sorry condition- the men must know exist at
1 home, w e cannot - i . onld our forces and those
of our Allies rc-isted the Hun on the Western
front so splendidh as they have were their rations
shorthand il" tin -v knew the folk at home were
Do not for one moment deceive yourself into a
feeling of genero-ity when you save that we may
cniiiiK- our llw on itrt nof Tlilc is our u"jr
miiiii im iusu
it is self preservation. Save in a generous spirit
by all means. Inn -ae in self defense if von will
not be gcneroii- and above all save, and then save
still more.
w. s. s. '
T T It'll 111 -1 r
.... i,, tt.rw o -lii
tations on the Island of Hawaii and elsewhere have
neglected their opportunities. Spme thousands of
acres of sisal back
Kan are (lowering
are sacrificed as
,- 1 an v km
ol tiber
(dor. 1-
to reorganize
l rope and twine
successful. More
icoinmencei ill the
liv Se'tember in the t'anadian rain fields, so that
t 1- probaldv too late to -et ilie wasting -isal crop
to market in time to be of -ervico this vcar. Some
tli nig ought to be done, ho w c v cr. to ha v e a general
( lean up ol the old plantings hetoic the net cereal
harve-t, irre-pective of whether the sisal planta-
tK 'ii-
are ' r are not to. he p
hi- rei i nt v i-it to tin
around this l.-Iand v
d the -i-al
iHiitnnitv that
hance to -Hp
I le -aid that -isal
1 1 H in
the :
than -iigar at the pre
that 11 it were pioiluci
0 v (in 11 lent would r 1
1 m fan -port-.
w. s. s.
Waste of
F method
of vv heat lb
and in the i oiintrv di-ti n : -
elling bakers and den f
I -lands 'I he people vv In . -
l In- are not Uic i it v d vv el!' i
if bread di-tribut it 1 1 -v -f ;
els in the outside di-tnct-
vv hoin ( ook VV it lloll t s I o V ( -
appears that be-l Utensil- than a
It i- niedl
suiuei - re. lp
"le-s" bri ad -to
a McMcan
-IK 11 -iui'le .
, on,. -tlh!e--tlflle-
b eM'bll'.l
M u-h u
(if them, t
a in -ci pi'-ut ! v 1 i.ippv
oat meal and ot In i
I t ei i I h I o vv n into 1 1
the naval reserve
on the
Italian the iug-
I here I- i mi! i
-11 b-t It II 1 e -I
belli I I
t n aled bv
I -
this assertion the I hree i i-
I 1 1 rce I " 1 1 1 1 1 1
v idnal t .it i' in
,i 1 we h ,i v c
-tote i' I ,ic
l I icM vv :i v t' ' l
1 In k the I lun-.
, .
the people at home, the women
as well as the men. required ati
an Opportunity
- t 11 i 1 Jw.rl-iui. nf cical I ,i n . I it t vv i n
miiiiiTiiii n)iiiflotieI -is;n i ;oi-
of Kailua, near Hookena and in
and drying up at a time when
whatever its grade, length or
more than "ready" sale among
Nut iwc-t and vvi he tinisllCU
TUMUcntlv aliandoned.
1'ig l-land and in his
: t.iarv 1 .aiie (iiiickly
ind P inicdiateK -liowed a
mdicatci L t hat here va- an oi
1 vv .1 ii is ' 1 -1 ' 1 . . . that here w as a
111 urgent need ol the mainland.
vv a- Heed,
' ' v t he coii 11 1 rv even
ft fine and he indi
! 1- it unglit be here
1 '. , -ce tint it was
of seen i nu
hi I -nb-ti!i
more general use
'ii the plantations
I be to -end trav
- throughout the
iio-t in ii mis like
i are vv it bin reach
hev are the labor
v i t map int v ot
iv with no i ither
- i M . or the useful
lew pot
- to sav
telling I
I e a- Nile
I i, v Km
' i i - i la-- ol I'nn
ake the v arii nts
a i reck levici ill
' . e ''I the I o V S of
' I ake ami I'ried
hi .i i i 1. 1 most
in eaten, and it
' - ah v , ci iinineal,
! w :th tli u i r are
in-1 1 1 oi given to
tl- ,
1 1 1
t, i use
Hio vv
he cul
.1 111
loo, I
'he new null -h,
i, in I la
ddtieulty to
.iii-.- and the
, ie i- to help
the '
inn. h
,,l '
.Indue 3.. 3. Banki, MstHtant district
attorney,' hat reftmed n Invitation to
deliver the Independence 1 iy nrntiou
on Ksoti, , ,
If plant iht.b wpk teritntivoly form
pit yMtrdny by Kben I.ow, .l.mh Kn
roalc unit C, K. Ai rurry, the pini' of
poi in this city wllj Iib mutormllv low
erod. Thin specially apprtinti'il commit
tec of hrp ! now etifrajfoil in pr-diinx
the cimt of production of llii" import
Hut Hflwaiiaa t odd.
A norvipa ring wrWee wan In'l. I t
the Hesmed'g inti.tutp 1 1 1 t Sunilny
niKlit, which wb rondui'tp'l I'v I'nnon
VV. A u 1 1 , anj the upecinl c inn ipd
ley Chariot F. Mant, the ii.criiiti'iiil
cnt. Tho fla contains tin- .itivm of
evcn mon who WOrp formprlv con
ncctp.l with the work of the institute.
Articles of aaanciatin'n Imvc l.ccn is
sited to the Ocoan View (Vmrtrry Ahmk
cintinn. Thp eoneern is cnpitiiliy.pd lit
L'O.OOn divided tnto 1(1(1 slnm- nt
each 'id tho riht ia rpseiv.-l to in
crease, the capital to tl'11.""11 Incoi
poratori are: K. White Miittmi. William
Nimpnon, J, t,. OoeVburn, Will, inn Horth
wick and T. K. Thompson.
'ol. Howard Hathaway. (-..Hector of
internal revpim ?avp notice vcsterilay.
that federal income and exi profits
tax that is not paid by n. t Tues.liiv
will tiecome ijelinqupnt and l.c.oinc snli
ject to a penalty of at least live per
rent and one percent in addition for
every thirty (lava of additional delin
The Chamber of Commerce of the
Tinted .Slates, w.ith which the Mono
lulu chamber in affiliated, has Hi nt out
a letter to pvory one of its support
ers, reiiicst inj( all members )o co
operate in making Frdiny. . I nne 2S,
litis, eeinated by the .secretary of
he treunury aa "National War Kav
itujs I'lpdjre Pay," a aiieees.
At v enterday afternoon's session of
the Sunday School Convention of Ha
vvnii, the following officers were chosen
to serve for one year: William Hyde
Itice, presidpnt; Rpverend Henry K.
Toepoe, first vice president ; John
VV. Kalua, second vice-president: Thos.
N. Hnae, third vice; Win. Werner,
fourth, J. H. Kaleo, secretary; (. V.
Castle, treasurer; Rev. A. K. Aknna,
According to a despatch to the Nip
pi! .liji, the l'eraia Mam- of thp Toyo
Kisen Kaisha line, which was turned
ov er to the United States government
it a Pacific port, has been chartered
to the Paifip Mail. The I'ersia was
one of thp steamers which the Japan
se turned over to the government in
order to get ship Construction steel.
If the Persia Ms.ru has gone to the
I'aeifie Mail, thia innkes four steamers
which the company has fur operation
in the Oriental and Hawaii service.
All amusement enterprises, including
moving picture theaters and establish
ments of all kinds charging an admit
tance price, are required by federal law
to register with the collector of inter
mil revenue and in this connection Col
onel Hathaway, the collector, said yes
terday that a number of such places
in Honolulu have neglected so far to
obtain certificates of tejriat ratios from
hi office. No fee i. phnjged for the
certificate. Amusement, planet, which
do not register, the collector .said, may
bo closed.
Captain and Mrs. Kichard Bolton en
tertained Mr. and Mrs. C. 1.. Oldham
recently while they were in Honolulu en
route to Sydney. The two families are
old acquaintances of Manila, where both
the men were employed at one time in
tho I'nited states quartermaster corps.
Mrs. Oldham is well knpwn to the thea
trical world at Daisy Hareourt, a vaude
ville artist, who lius appeared on the
host circuits of America, England, Aus
1 1 alia, New Zenland and Africa. She
and hVr husband have returned recent
ly from an African tour. They are uow
enroute to Sydney for an engagement,
after which Mr. Oldham may bring a
musical comedy show to Hoioluln.
w. a. a.
His many fi lends are today extend
ing their i oiignitiilttions to ("apt.
Charles Victor iHidoiI on his attain
ing his seventy sevHiith birthday for
he was bin n in Honolulu on June 2t,
At ilie ne of fifteen Captain Dudo
it eiiti H'd on sea life on tho water of
Hawaii un and he is now about the
lust connecting link between the old
"(ousting days" of more than sixty
vi'Hrs ago mid the steam transportation
of the present day.
In his sixty odd years of maritime
experience the captain has seen great
changes. The windjammer grew to
wlnft secine.l giants and in turn wiih
outgrow ii by the steam driven craft.
Ashore he knew the graaa grown streets,
the wooden and straw houses of old
Honolulu and ho knows the paved
streets, the modem oflice buildings and
the beautiful residences of the twen
tieth century but his aloha for the old
days, the old scenes, the old friends
and shipmates who have passed away
remains warm and true.
The old captain ij still "on deck"
and is still employed by the Mat son
steam Navigation com puny, but not
on the sen for today ho is a watchman
for the company which he has faith
fully served for many years.
- w. t. t.
All ANTIC l'ORT, June 2- (Ofti
cinli Anaiding uf contracts for $:ill,
(Kio.ooo is announced by the emergen
cy fleet corporation. Tbc&e contracts
cover the extension of s certain Kust
eni shipyard and the construction of
four great troop ships.
moves the cause. Used the world over
to cure a cold in one day. The signa
ture ol K. W. GROVK is on eacb box.
Manufactured by the TARIS MEDl
CINli CO.. St. Louis. U. S A.
' 'J'ERSdAtS';
for. S..K. Lorlgan, t physician f Kaa
Franriaeo, it a KHt at the Young Ho
tel. .. . .
J. C. Winstanley, bnainessmta from
San Francisco it a guest at the Young
Hotel. -
Dr. ,T. H. Raymond, of Mint, arriv
ed in thp ity yesterday and it a fneat
at the Young.
Joseph Meinarke, ehief engineer of
the Maul Agricultural Co., is a gneot
at the Young.
Alexander Lindsay returnpd from a
hunting trip on Molokai ypttprday by
thp Manna Kea.
Mrs. Cyril Hooga wat a returning
passenger from the Coast en a recent
Honolulu bound steamer.
Mrs. K. H. Roberts, a tourist from
Kansas City, Missouri, hat tkpn ap
nrtmcnts at tho Young Hotel. '
D K. Mooney, a well known Honolulu
insurance man, returned from a busi
ness trip to Hilo yesterday.
After a two months' visit on the
mainland. Joel C. Cohen will return
to Honolulu on the next steamer.
Albert K. Lloyd rpturnPd from t
vacation trip to Hilo and the Volcano
on the Mauna Kea yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. frvlng Hurd, accompa
nied by their two children, returned
from tm extended visit to the main
land. Henry V. Kinney, superintendent of
public instruction, has returred from a
depart mental tour of the Island of Ha
John L. Fleming, president f the
James F. Morgan Co., Ltd., who has
been paying a business visit to Kauai,
will return at the middle of the week.
The engagement of Mrs. M. Schieber
to W. Carleton, both of Honolulu, was
announced to friends yesterday. The
w eibling will take jjlaee shortly, it is
believed. ,
l'aul .steel, wfto will have important
work in connection with the summer
schools at the Y. M. C. A., expects to
leave at the end of the term for a trip
of some length to Eastern States.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wadsworth and
their daughter Miss Winnifred A.
Wadsworth, who is a member of the
1'iinahou Academy Class of 1918, left in
the Claudine yesterday evening for
their home in Maui.
W. VY. Goodale and wife, of Waia
lua, were in the city yesterday for the
inauguration ceremonies. James Ken
nedy, manager of the Waialua Plan
tation store, and Mrs. Kennedy, were
also here for the same purpose.
After a four months' trip, in which
he combined business with pleasure,
Joel C. Cohen, president of the Hono
lulu Amusement Company has returned
to Honolulu. Mrs. Cohen will remain
in California for the Hummer and re
turn to Honolulu in the fall.
Mrs. W. H. Field of Wai'iisu, who,
with her children, is spending the sum
mer at their eity residence, corner Col
lege and Hastings Streets, left yester
day for a short visit to Maui, expect
ing to return by the first steamer after
James M. Hpaldiag, president, of the
Makee"rUigar Co., and Rufut Spalding,
who has charge of his father's ex
tensive interests in California and Ore
on, with headquarters at Los Angeles,
have arrived from Kauai and are a
the Young.
Herbert K. Hushaw of the Hawaiian
Sugar Factors Company has returned
from a vacation trip spent in the Pa
cific Coast. He went from Honolulu
with the Hawaiian and Australian
swimmers to San Francisco and tayt
that the local mermen, particularly,
have more than made good on the Coast.
Mrs. Mary Sterling, a prominent Oak
land, California society woman, arrived
in Honolulu last week to spend the sum
mer with her daughter and son-in-law
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cunha. Mrs. Ster
ling is the sister of the late Frank
C. Havens, an Oakland capitalist and
real estate operator.
Word has been received ot the birth
of ;k son, Robert Sherman, to Dr.
and Mrs. A. (I. Schnack, in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. Doctor Schnack, who is
n son of J. II Schnack, a local real
estate man, and a brother of Attorney
F. Schnack, is a first lieutenant in the
meilicul department at Camp Devens,
Massachusetts. Mrs. Schnack is a
daughter of Mrs. Ida Sherman, of Cam
bridge, Massachusetts and a direct de
scendant of Rover Sherman, one of the
signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. James H. Mann, un engineer with the
I'nited State, geological survey, has
been ordered to report to Camp Lee,
Virginia, for active service with the
engineering corps of the I'nited States
A mi y . since being placed on the re
serve list as a first lieutenant, Mann
has been waiting for a year and a half
for the call to active service. Lieu
tenant Mann is known on all the Isl
ands of the group, where he has been in
charge of engineering work for the
public works during the last three
- W. I. t.
liv the Inter-Islam! steHtiter Mtmna Kes
fi-i.ui Hawaii un, I Maul ports:
l-'rom IIhwhII Itrotlicr .loseili. rother
MuMiilii- Itiollicr Allien. Mr. snil Mrs.
II . VV'licl.r. M. c rnv.. J llmleinauu.
' Nllil.-.v I V s Williams. II I'. Yuan.
1 Wiikiiin.i.. A-wii.vH. Siiirlinuto. K. K.
Simmon. Mrs sm Hull. It Clark. A.
I'nl ('limn.' llrollicr Ailani. Brother
0 uc Urother Matthew. Ir K. Mooney.
In 1'1,'i.c. (i T It ids. M L Holmes.
I' VII. .11 Ml' ami Mrs. I. V.. Ilemlss.
I. lent. II. .1 Itoonev. K. A. I.loyil. A. I.
Ii tlurni-v II vy. Kinney, c. A. Ilruns.
viiss ; Miitilicws. Mrs. I'n-il Tullliis. W.
W llii.kle Miss llllckle. II ChailK. W. 1.
Iliiluiiin Mrs Mlwa. Ml K Okada.
i l, iirles i; Klnir. W. II I.slunhola. I'hll
l. Kuolin i II W. N. ill, ii. T It. Hob
ho, .ii V M. IioiiksII. II VV linker. N.
li Sinlih
I r Muni Ale, Hi.ws.-it. i. T. Flcm
Uiu Or I II Uh.v inonil .1. .1. Itnyiiioiiil
I r . I) Iv CoiiHtil Alee I.IiiiIkh.v Jr.. Vn
shilii II susiikl S osnkt. A. 1 1 on K" 1'
Simiiikl K Moiloka K. W h'ahlgren. K.
VV I ulilcr. li It VV lliiiniiiiiinl. VV A
I ..illss.,11 It VI Morton .).. Melneeke,
MUh OIhiIvs Mi ine, ke SniloyulilH. Y. Nn
U'llln Vlis i: V otswell Miss I'oKswell.
A (I AiiiiisIii A V. Peters.
I'I'.iii I In- iiiiiIiiIiiii, Miss ii. t'orcriill.
W 1 Frost Mrs. I-'. .1 (lo-don and In
li.nl Miss .1 VI (joriloii. ails. M. A.
Oiihiic i: r i;reii. Miss w. iiavwood.
I K Mi ileiiiaii. Mrs llviil Hoogs. I. J.
Ilni.l Vlrs I .1 Hurd mill two children.
.Iiimes Kiuiiishiro. Frank (toriHui, Howells
1. esler lliil.h l.uw Miss VI W Morion.
K Mlv llllii.lo. 'II. Mcl'liesilev S. Nukauiu
lil Mo Ii I'llllll VIIss Juliet IMlltll. .1
'I. i tin in VIIhs Margaret 'ei',-oet Miss Mahel
J. Bayard Hyde Smith Writes To
. Mother Here of His Expe
riences Overseas
Mrt. Eleanor Hyde Smith, mother of
Mrs. Hsrold Dillingham, who is resid
ing at present in Wtikiki, has for sev
eral months been receiving exceeding
ly interacting letters from her son, J.
Bayard Hyde Smith, adjutant of the
4th Aero (Pursuit) Squadron In
Francs. Being a headquarters officer,
Adjutant Hyde Smith has done no
fighting in air himself, but hst seen
lots of if. He began practising flying,
however, in March and in his last let
ter said he had become proficient at
it. The letters are, of course, personal,
and written in such Way that little of
them can be quoted.
The adjutant says that in a month
and a half hit squadron brought down
sixteen Bocha planet, including one bi
plane and one observation balloon. In
this period thera were twenty-two days
of bad weather, during which the
squadron rould not fly. On top of that
difficulty the men of the squadron
were using Allied planes.
"Where, Oh! whore are those 20,000
American machines, equipped with the
Lilerty motors f" asks the adjutant.
"Will they ovar wake upf"
The officer says that all the pilots are
college men. He adds that the squad
ron, hat suffered losses tint no more
than was to be expected.
In another letter he stys that he it
due for a leave of absence. "But," he
continues, "they couldn't offer it to
me on a silver platter."
The adjutant tendt to his mother a
copy of a self-explanatory communica
tion to his squadron, the body of
which is as follows:
May 3, 1918.
From: Chief, Air Service, 1st Army
Corps,' American K. F.
To: Commanding Officer, 94th Aero
(Pursuit) Squadron, Amer. E. F.
Subject: Commending work of J4th
1. I desire to express to you, and
the officers under your eommand the
appreciation which it felt by all the
American forces of the work of your
2. You are the first American pur
suit nnit, which has acted under and
with United States troops and, as such,
you have been looked at carefully to
see what character of work would be
.1. You have fulfilled every desire
and laid a foundation for the future
development of pursuit aviation which
will be an example for all to follow.
4. I wish you would communicate
the contents of this letter to the mem
tiers of your organization.
Colonel, 8. C.
C. A. 8., 1st Army Corps.
W. I. t.
War Secretary Fears Spur To
Submarine Activity
WASHINGTON, June 1 Officials of
the military and naval establishments
are hoping that the loss of the trans
port Moldavia with American lives will
lead to an entire absence of comment
indicating that the United States is
actively engaged in sending soldiers to
Europe. There is no claim that any
information has been given to the en
emv through recent discussion of that
character, but officials feel, they say,
that agitation of the subject may
iinp,el the Germans to greater sub
marine efforts.
While not taking that angle in a
statement he made today, Secretary
Kaker requested newspapers to refrain
from comment and speculation concern
ing the numbers of troops sent to
Europe except where there was ouViul
basis furnished in numbers disclosed
by the secretary of war. The appar
cut purpose of the statement was to
prevent the country from obtaining a
false impression as to the number of
troops which the I'nited Slates had
sent and wns sending to the theater
of war. Mr. Haker promised to give
approximate numbers from time to
Mr. Baker's statement was made in
the course of an interview. It fol
lows: "A good deal of public comment,
through the press and otherwise, is be
ing made on the subject of the mini
ber of American troops in France aud
the number from time to time in course
of transportation. ,
"I want to ak the newspapers of
the country to refrain from comment
and speculation on this subject, ex
cept to the extent that official state
moots with regard to such numbers are
made by the secretary of war. I make
this request berausu any program of
troop shipment necessarily depends up
on a variety of considerations quite
apart from the number of troops in
the country and the available troop
ship capacity, and I am therefore anx
ious that the people of the country
be not unintentionally misled either its
to the facts at anv given time or by
speculative possibilities of the niton
tion. I will endeavor, from tune to
time, and whenever it can be done, to
state through the press approximate
"My particular rcipiest, however, is
that such statements be not made the
basis of inferences as to future in
tent ions or possibilities.
w. S s.
Diarrhoea is always more or less
prevalent during this weather. Be pre
pared for it. Chamberlain 'a Colic aud
Diarrhoea Kenie.lv is prompt l, ml if
f. . tunl. It i iiu nlwuys he depended up
on For sale by all dealers. Benson,
Smith t t'o, Ltd., agents for Hawaii.
Was Cabled -To Admiral Doyle;
, Publication Caused Shivers
of Apprehension
Offer of a tlMHI reward by the soe
retsry of tl'O navy for information
resulting in tlie banviy of an enemy
snlii'inrine bbtei: M ill ule,l' ta Jtlad to
the locating ifiilt ami i) li( b,na1s(
from which Hnn s :i pirnes may prey
on the shipping of the I'lieidc, snya
hear Admiral K. M. Doyin, commauiler
of the l'earl Harbor naval station.
That the reward offer is made by
the navy authorities for the locating
of German submarine bases on the
Pacific Is indicated to the naval com
mandant because it was cabled to him
in the regular routine form sent to
other naval commanders in the l'acidc.
Whether or not navy commandants on
the Atlantic have been authorized to
make the same reward offer is unknown
to him.
Admiral Doyle enpressed the opinion
last night that he believed the offer
was made in order to help locate sub
marine bases which the Hermans may
have established on the Mexican Coast.
The 1 1 (MKi would be paid for aid
ih locating luih bases wherever they
niiiiht be, he thinks, if they were in
a position to allow the enemy to prey
on American shipping. "This would
be true whether the bnse was on the
American. Mexican or Hawaiian Isl
and coasts." he said.
The admiral would not o so far aa
to express any belief that there might
be enemy submarine bases in the Ha
waiinn Islands, but did say that of
course the offer applied to any found
here, or in any of the Mouth Sea Isl
anils, the same as it did to nny other
country touched by the Pacific.
t'nexplnined, the otter of the reward
by the government for aid in locating
submarine bases ennsed something near
a shiver of apprehension to timid per
sons yesterday.
Even now- it is not established thnt
there is not a specific reason tit this
time for the offer, and that informa
tion indicating thnt there may be si.cT.
bnses on Pacific has not been given to
the government.
The Secretary of the Navy's offer
nf the reward as tinuounred vesterday
by Hear Admiral Poyle was as fob
lows :
I "To Whom It May Concern:
i mil iiui niiri.en nv iiii- .eererarv
of the Nnvv to pav One Thousand
(1000.00-) Dollars to' anv person who
furnishes authentic information lend
ing to the discovery of nn nctunl one
my Snbmnrine Bnse.
"T w ill reserv e the ri'ht to ilei :e
who is entitled to Rinh donation, nod
to divide sm-h dountwm, if two or more
persons pive surh informntinn.
"Honolulu, June L'2. 1!US.
"K. M. 1IOI.YE,
" Rear Admiral, t. S. X.. (Rct.l Com-
I . . .
'14th District."
w. a. a.
Expected Increase In Attendance
Necessitates Several Addi
tional Structures
During the summer vncntinn carpent
ers will be busily enguged in finishing
a number of schools on the neighbor
ing islands in prepn rat ion to house the
anticipated increase :n the scliool popul
ation. Superintendent of Public In
struction H. W. Kinney returned Sat
urday from Hawaii where he inspected
schools and diMiu-ts eneially au.l
looked over (lie work on buildine;.
He w'll leave for Maui this week
to innlo- ao i hsiiei-t i-.ti of Hi-ho,'ls and
personally ivitn,'s I lie final preparation-,
for the ,-iiniiiit'iu','ui,'Ut exercise
in the larger schools, and by the
middle of .lulv- iv il also have made u
similar inspect ion on Kauai.
About tliiit tlioiiianil lo!tnr worth
of work ih li-in dun. on new school
s' iiift ii r's tliis s Min in r. I. a d year the
i IH'I'I'H II1 ill !-, Ill
, vp,
vv lis llliull t
tii ne addi I hi
each hundred
tel the incrense
-nine jo oport ion
piinils, and it
will be in ab.
tlii- vear.
Mr Kiiiiev sa ' - thai several of the
male school teachers have I een dravvn
into the iii in", t h niiiL'h the national
Uiirird call and also the draft call. It
mry be dilbealt to obtain new teachers
from the mainland liecaiise of the de
mauds ol the army throughout ('mi
form. i and other Coast states.
- - W 8 8 ,
Fie. I Ii. Kvt.n. Walker, brother of
llenrv K. and Chailes Walker, of this
city has returned from .Inpiiu after an
absence of liiti-en months. He siys
that the lovallv of the 'juver n nient and
educate. I people of Japan to the cause
of the allie- , : i u 1 1 o t be qu-'st ioned. The
' lowei classes, who read little if any ill
all are hikevv ni in. but will follow the
. lea ) of their '..overiinicnt u i !1 i uo.lv.
I Mr, Waller was born in Japan,
i speaks the 1 : 1 1 . i r no. I sp Is a i;iio,l
deal of time
lonolulii h:s been
his home Mil
l sT I-; l( I ) A M . .luii" 21 i Associated
Press i -( 'oat i ii lied sue, -ess of its nn
j testllited so l.lll a i I n i 11 p.iliev is I'blilll-
' ,''! I'V (leiiuativ in ;,n iillieial stale
an"it received here ester. Ill V telling
of (erinan claims of dest i u, t ion of Al
lied and Neiitrul shipping during the
month of Mav
I'll' ii-i-iiit -:i- t Ii it r the losses
int lifted tn mi in. .' which is plying
with th, eiieiov weie, .Inline the mouth
"I Mav. i;l.'I,Iihii tons.
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