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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, July 12, 1918, Image 4

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Is More Needed?
PRESIDENT WILSON says: "Thoughtless
expenditure of money for non-essentials use
. up the labor of men, the products of the farm,
mines, and factories, and overburdens transporta
tion, all of which must be used to the utmost and
at their best for war purposes".
. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo says: "It
is essential that the American people economize
. and save in order to make available to their kov
ernment tlie money indisensab!y heeded for the
war and to release supplies and labor required for
the production of things necessary for our own
. military forces and for the military forces of the
. nations associated with us".
Samuel (iompcrs. head of the American Fedcra-
. tion of Labor, says: "During the time when we
send our young men to the trenches to live a life
that grills flesh and nerve, let every man. woman,
and child vho is privileged to remain in free Am
erica in physical safety count it a freeman's duty
; to eat simple food and conserve for our army and
our allies, to wear simple clothes, to avoid un-
necessary or unwise expenditures, that we may
give to our righting men and the government and
have resources for the constructive work of the
i country".
Frank A. Vandcrlip. chairman of the National
War Savings Committee and president of the Na
tional City Hank, of New York, says: "'F-vcry-.
body should buy less, consume less, saw more
money, and loan their savings to the government.
The result will be more money for the government
to run the war, increased accumulation of savings
by the people at good interest and absolute secu
rity, and less drain on the country's productive
and industrial resources".
. Arthur T. Hadley. president of Yale University,
says: "'I hose of us who arc left at home must
. increase r production and lessen our consump
tion in oi ler to have men and supplies available
for fighting We must reduce our consumption to
a war basis. We must abstain from unnecessary
, expenditures in the way of comforts and services".
:. Julius Kosenwald, president of Scars, Roebuck
& Co., and now a member of the Advisory Com
mission of the Council of National Defense, says:
"Saving by everyone is as imperative for the win
ning of this war as is the mobilizing of armies;
more than that, the mobilizing of armies is en
tirely futile if this military step is not accom
, ; panted by the rigorous, cbmmonsensc saving of
the Nation,' for without saving the -marshaled hosts
, can not be equipped, can not be fed, can not be
carried overseas, and can not be put into the fight,
i We can finance the enormous cost of this war by
. spending only for the things we need, not by
,; spending for the things we desire. Just so long
, as we continue to spend for things we do not need,
r just that long do we prolong the war and add to
the tremendous sacrifice of life and property".
. Here is the testimony of the President of the
United States, of the secretary of the treasury, of
' the country's most prominent labor man, of a
. banker, of the president of one of the foremost
educational institutions, and of a merchant. And
the burden of their testimony is that it is the duty
of everyone to save to the utmost that there may
be more money, labor, and materials for the gov-
. ernment with which to fight the war. It is un-
, usual to find such agreement from so many differ-
' ent quarters.
Is more testimony needed?
- W. 1. s.
Patriotic Promotion
iVARNlNGS of an impending coal famine
W throughout the Eastern States this winter
are appearing in the mainland press. Investiga
tors have decided that with the demands for essen
tial war industries and with the certainty of rail
road congestion a fuel famine is inevitable. Those
who remember back a few months to last winter
i Will know what this means suffering to very
vinany, death to a large number, and that number
including the very young and the very old.
, Should this warning not mean something to
- Hawaii? There is no danger of a fuel famine here,
no danger of suffering and death from cold, no
necessity to deplete an already depleted national
coal stock by rushing in orders for fuel. While
" the mainlanders of the East will be suffering, with
"fuelless days", "workless Mondays" and the othep
. aggravations a lack of coal entails, in Hawaii we
will be enjoying our all-the-year-round June cli
' mate, producing our own supplies of fresh veget
ables for each day's use and storing up the health
which open-air living provides.
If those not wanted in war industries through
out the East, who are able to travel, could be in
duced to spend their winter here it would be a
God send to them and an assistance to the nation
at large. If convalescent soldiers, such as the
' Eastern States will have thousands of before
' Christmas could be sent here it would mean much
more of a certainty of health for them and would
furtner re. love the fuel and food situation in trj
mainland. Instead of strangling the Hawaii Promotion
Joseph I, a very well known Hawaii
an of Kauai, died at NawiliwHli on
July 4. Practically since annexation be
baa beld the overland mail contracts
between Lihue and Haoalel. In the old
' monarchy days he was connected with
ha polite force ia Honolulu.
JULY 12, 1918.
A notice of withdrawal us attornev
for Dr. Herbert K. CIviiiimciih in nil
criminal and civil canes has beru filed in
the circuit court by K. C. Triers. Doe
tor Clemmeus is the alien sneinv ad
ertlaiug dentist who is held in the
Oahu prison on a presidential warmut.
Committee through a mistaken sense of patriotism,
the business men of Hawaii ought to turn to and
support it heartily as a patriotic measure, with the
promotion committee devoting its energies to
bringing to the attention of the mainlanders the
advantages Hawaii offers for the old and the
young and the war-sick during the coming winter
months. Travel to Hawaii for pleasure is not a
war, essential; but travel to Hawaii to relieve a
condition of fuel shortage, to save life and suffer
ing and to restore health, is an essential and is
something wc owe it to the mainlanders to urge.
We cannot blink at the fact that the demand
for war economy is going to hit the merchants of
Hawaii harder than those of almost any other part
of the Union. We haw no substitute war indus
tries to replace, close down or shrunken non-essential
businesses. Practically the only thing we have
to look forward to is a revival on a large scale
of our tourist business, and the only justification
we have in attempting to revive this business is
that we can do so very properly as a war move,
as a Way in which we can beneficially serve the
It is not patriotism to check our promotion
work, except that we should change the character
of it and direct it into essential war-time channels.
It is not good business to curtail our promotion
contributions, but very shortsighted business not
to increase them. W e have here what many
want, what some will die this winter for the lack
of. and not the poor alone but those well able to
come to Hawaii if presented with the facts of our
situation. There should be such a presentation
properly made.
Such travel as this will not add materially to
the burden of the railroads. It will not increase
in any way the -burden of ocean transportation.
In no sense can such travel be regarded as un
necessary and as opposed to the best interest of
the government.
Travel today for those who can afford it and
who are not able physically or otherwise to en
gage in productive war work is not unpatriotic. If
it is, then the Governors of the States of Wash
ington and Oregon and the Province of Rritish
Columbia, who are permitting the tourist bureaux
of those States and Province to send out promo
tion literature in their name, are not patriots, a
claim which we hardly believe anyone will serious
ly advance.
Florida and Southern California are already
making their plans for attracting a greater num:
ler of winter visitors than ever, atid neither of
these mainland winter resorts has the advantages
or the attractions of Hawaii, nor is either able to
care for winter visitors with as little drain upon
the mainland food supplies as is Hawaii.
Those who have decided to withdraw their sup
port from the promotion committee, or are waver
ing in the matter, should give it another mental
survey. All the news from the mainland seems
to point out a duty to Hawaii, and that is to make
it plain to mainlanders how they can best escape
the inevitable suffering and hardship that is com
ing this winter to the North Atlantic States and
how they can in this way help the conservation
of fuel and food.
W. 8. S. -
Honorable Blisters
PRACTICALLY every Hawaiian sugar planta
tion is facing a labor shortage. There are
calls now listed with the planters' labor bureau
from the plantations.for seventeen hundred men,
and every indication points to the fact that this
number will be added to largch before the draft
is complete.
When the "work or fight" regulation is enforced
here, as it will be shortly, the situation should be
partially relieved, but there will --tilt remain a
labor shortage for our main iudu-try.
There seems to be no immediate prospect of
securing additional labor from abroad, lacking
shipping for one thing. Without more labor, the
sugar production certainly cannot be increased,
and the signs are that it will be materially de
creased. 'The pineapple industry, another essen
tial war industry, shares the same outlook as that
of sugar.
The only quick solution of the labor problem of
today is to make a better use of the labor we have
available, and at least a thousand laborers could
be furnished the plantations by Honolulu if we
cared to make a small sacrifice of convenience.
If the average householder of this city would
undertake to be his own yardboy. or put his young
sons to work with rake and host.-, the Japanese
ami Filipino yard workers of the citv would return
to trje plantations, lacking other employment. 'This
would help the plantations, provide additional
money for Honolulans to invest m War Saving
Stamps and giv e many Honolulu Km - some useful
holiday employment.
Perhaps the hours at the beat h idi the surf
riders may be shortened and the tennis courts may
not be so crowded, but for the emergency at least
it may be taken for granted that nist as good
exercise and just as much fresh air an be obtained
from the handle end of a lawn mower as from the
steering wheel of an automobile.
W hy not see if we cannot i ..in ..wii vaid and
garden work for a while and let the regular yard
boys do their bit in the cane and pineapple fields.
When You Kiit Too Much
Distress in the stoin.-n li after enting
is relieved by Inking .me of Chamber
lulu's Tablets. 1 i v it the next time
you eat more I linn should. For
sale by Hi'imui mnl, A (
A d v e r
D. K. Reinheart tat bee appointed
deputy sheriff of Lfcupahoehoe to suc
ceed K K. Simmons, appointed to suc
ceed Judge T. E. M. Osoria.
F.ugene Horner, supervising principal
of schools of Kant Hawaii, la in Hono
lulu and will act on tha- board of ex
aminers of the Hummer-school here.
Governor McCarthy and Ma private
secretary, John I Stone, yesterday
added theia names to the liat of signers
ti the petition recently leaned liy the
Hawaiian Vigilance corps urging the
President to prohibit the publication
of magazine and periodical in the
German language in -America for the
durs-tinn of the war.
The French trl color will he flown
from the window Of the army head
quartern in the Young Building on
July 14. the anniversary of "The Fall
of the Baatile". From the window of
General Bloclosora s office the Stars
and Htripes will be flown. Instructions
have lie en received at department head
quarters to do thia as am act of friend
ship fnr a sister ally.
The will of Arthur N. 'Hanfunl, who
wss formerly III busineaa in Honolulu
and who died io Denver Colorado,
June last waa preaeated for probata
yesterday by the Hawaiian Trust Com
pany. It is stated that his estate con
sists of realty valued at $1323 and per
sons! property valued at 3.1.740. He ia
survived by a, widow, residing here,
and n sinter, lone E. Haaford residing
in Wnterport, New York.,
Lieut. John A. Eoetze, Q. M Corps,
N. A., and Miss Imogen Wagoner, niece
of Hrigadier General A. I Hlocksom,
V. S. A., department commander here,
were married June 10, ' at St.
Tsui's Kpiseojml Church, Newort
News, Virginia.
L. K. Bemia, general agent of the
T. K. K. line; O. C. James, superinten
dent of the I'aelfle Guano k Fertiliser
Company; A. Riehley, of the I'ublif
Works IVpartment, and Walter V.
Beall. manager of the Schumau Carriage
Company, were elected yesterday to
niemliership in the Board of Retail
Sergeant-Major W. C. Emory, aon of
Mr. and Mrs. Emory of this city, who
is now' with the American artillery in
France, haa written borne that he was
then attending an artillery school of in
struction and expected to complete hia
examinations by Jane 15 and then get
back to the front as buck private or
an officer, depending on his student
William Knott, of the Kakanko Mis
sion, and Charles Crozier, have been ac
cepted as volunteers byt the Red Cross
for local field service, and for the pres
ent will be on duty at the mobilization
inmp at Fort Armstrong, When the
i-Hiup conies to a close they will go to
Fort Shafter for duty at the Red Crsos
. W. a. a.
Is Given Boost By Former Ala
bama Associates
Judge J. J. Banks, the assistant dis
trict attorney, who is a candidate for
appointment to the supreme court
bench to succeed Associated Justice
R. P. Quarles, has been highly recom
mended to Attorney General Gregory
by his former professional associates
of Alabama.
A cony of the letter, which the Ala
bama attorneys sent to the attorney
general urging the appointment of
Judge Banks as associate justice of the
Hawaii supreme court, has been mailed
to J. W. Cathcart, president of the Ho
nolulu Bar Association. It is as fol
lows: "Hon. Thomas Watt Gregory, AUor
ney General, Washington, U. C
"Mr. Attorney General We are ad
vised that the Honorable James J.
Banks is an applicant for appointment
to the Hawaiian apellate bench. Judge
Banks served for several years with
marked distinction and ability as a
circuit judge in this state. Prior and
subsequeut to this service he practised
law at Birmingham, Alabama, where
his professional reputation was of the
very best.
"As a member of the bar of the
supreme court of Alabama he deserved
and received, without hesitation or
reservation, the full appreciation and
confidence of the judges of this court.
He is, in our opinion, a lawyer of ex
ceptional ability and qualifications.
"His character, personally and pro
fessionally, is without reflection or
blemish. ' He would be faithful to any
trust committed to his care. It is a
pleasure to commend Judge Banks
(now ot Hawaii) to your lavorame
consideration for associate justice of
the Hawaiian supreme court.
The letter is signed by John C. An
derson, chief justice; Thomas C. Me
Clellan of Athens, .lames J. May field
of TusilmiBU, A. D. Sayre of Mont
gomery, Onnond rjoniervill of Tusca
loosa, Lueien D. Gardner of Troy, Wil
liam H. Thomas of Montgomery, asso
ciate justices.
w. I. a.
1 (Associated I'rcBs)--After being
closed for live years during which
revolutionists were in control of the
north, thu famous Caaino Chihua
huense has been reopi ned. The Casino
is the gntheiiii place for the society
people of the state rapill Mid all
public entertainments and inceptions
lire held there. W'liiU. Villa was in
control here the casino was used as
u stable but, with the re-establishment
of the i-om-titiitiutial government, tho
casino wus repaired and the first func
tion given in honor of General Mur
guilt's return from Mexico City. This
affair was attended by all of the high
officials of the government and by the
foreign consuls except the German con
sul who is in Mexico City.
PERSONAES TWiiariess nemo i mm
Mrs. John A. Scott, of Hilo,
visitor to the city
Vmt, A C Tlnxtl.h - V..
is mi r. wmige, or Maui, are Visitors
to the city. ,
Dr. H. I..' Roas of Kona was an ar
rival in Honolulu yesterday on the
Mauna Kes.
Father Otto, Father - Gabriel and
Father Jules were arrivals yesterday
from Hilo.
Horace Johnson, superintending chem
ist for the Brewer plantations, is In
Honolulu for a short business con
ference. T. H. Attorney 8. C. Huber has re
turned from Hilo where he went to
deliver the principal address on July
Mrs. Delbert K. Metzger, wife of
the new Territorial treasurer, and two
children srrived yesterdsy from "the
Big Island.
R. C. Bowman, the vocational in
stractor on Mlaui and Molokai, has
left for the mainland where he will
sprml his summer vacation.
Caotain Snauldinj. First Hawaiian
Infantry, has been detached from the '
island regiment and ia now os duty 1
at department headquarters
A. K. Tinker, passenger agent of
the Inter Island Navigation Company,
who is to answer the draft fall next
week, returned yesterday from Hilo
where he went to spend his next to
last week end while in civilian life.
George N. Wilcox was a departing
passenger yesterday afternoon for his
home on Kauai.
W. M. Johnston and family, resi
dents of Sydney, Australia, are guests
at the Young Hotel.
Horace Johnson superintendent
chemist for the Brewer plantations, is
in Honolulu for a visit.
Miss Bornice Hundley, supervising
principal of schools of Kausi, and her
mother, who have been in Honolulu for
the summer, left yesterday for their
home at Kapaa.
Miss Etta A. Lee, principal of the
public school at Waimea, Kauai, is in
the city on her way to I-los Angeles, hR( training in mainland organizations
California, where she will senii the : before coming to Honolulu,
summer with her mother and relations. Nucleus of Regiment
Jay O. Warner, secretary of the The fifty on the floor last night, how
Bovs Working Reserve, has left for , ever, are the nucleus of an entire uew
Kauai where he will visit the members regiment. They will serve without utii
of the working reserve at Mnkaweli . forma and rifles for sometime, until a
and Li hue. new supply, ran be procured from the
Maj. Clarence H. Danielson, Nation "",,y-.. , .
AJi.. u-- . ;i rt i .intv in I At tho wpcltlv luncheon of the 'Ad
U i iiiii, ii n tier is iirtnurn " tttAj s
the inspector general 'a department, ac
cording to advices received from the
war department vesterdav bv General
Mrs, Harry Eby, wife of the head
lima of the McBryde Bugar Co., Kleele,
Kauai, was a departing passenger in
yesterday's Kinau for home, after
spending the summer with relations in
the city.
W. a. a.
What use is to he made of the
I'Od.OtH) war food fund created by an
act passed at the recent special ses
sion of the legislature will be de
termined after a survey of the food
situation in the Territory, that has
been authorised by the Governor, is
completed. The inquiry is to be con
ducted by the newly appointed terri
torial food commission and it is said
it is probable that no immediate use
will be made of the fund.
The view that the food fund need
not be touched now was given by
Governor McCarthy, who said that at
a recent conference he had with Food
Administrator J. F. Child, he had been
informed that the situation has im
proved to a considerable degree in the
last sixty ilays.
w. s. B.
Iu the Inter-Island steamer Mauna
Kea from Hawaii and Maui ports, July
From Hawaii
Mr. t Mrs. W. Krickson, Mr. & Mrs.
A. McBride k child, Mrs. I). K. MeU
gcr, 2 children & maid, Miss F. Fenny,
M:iss K. Graham, Miss R. Hchrepfer,
Mr. k Mrs. 11. Olstad, Mr. 4 Mrs. T.
C. MacDoiiald, Mrs. K. W. Hockley k
2 children, Miss K. Nohm, Miss K. Ap
pleton, Mrs. Ayres, A. F. Cooke, A. K.
Tinker, F. W.' Vnille, Yoshitaro. Miss
Yoshitaro, Mrs. T. Kasamoto, Mr. k
Mrs. H. Maerow, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Vic
tor, Fred Liming, W. Caminos, S. 8.
Taylor. M. Yabiku k 2 children, M r. &
Mrs. T. Nugiro & 2 children, Mrs. Kuri
su, Mrs. OkiiBiiki, Mrs. T. Mnsuda, Mrs.
J. Wuike k Child, Mrs. I'akele, Mrs.
Sumi', S. Iivami, Mrs. T. Iwami, Miss
K'im Yee Teketa, T. Kunikiyo, H. Ono,
Miss K. Kyan, Mrs. Keawe, K. W.
Chun, A. Fladel, Geo. Yamada, Dr. H.
L. Ross, Father Gabriel, Father Otto,
Father Jules, H. C. Huber, Mr. & Mrs.
L. C. Huff, J. S. Van Antwerp, Miss
Amy Owens, Miss Vera Owens, Lady
Ilerron, (!. .Schumun, H. O. Owens,
Horace Johnson, Miss K. Allison, Mr.
k Mrs. K .l.idgate, Mr. & Mrs. C.
Apuna k child, Mrs. K. I.. Hughes, Mrs.
John A. Scott, Mrs. I.. A. Fair, Miss
R. Lee Kiwai, Miss 11. Lee Kwai, K.
Kosoki T. Chikuami, Mrs. Hagihara,
S. Kuritsni 4 .'! children, Mr. 4 Mrs.
H. T. Muiicz, K. Okasaki, Kurisui, Mrs.
T. Mnsuda, Mrs. J. Dupont 4 child,
Mrs. M. C. Davenport, Mr. 4 Mrs. Ito
k children, Mr. k Mrs. Yanikuni 4
children, K. Takeguchi, K. Yokoyama,
G. Nishi, K. Kinoshita, J. Iwasaki,
Yainane, II. G. Rowland, Mjttsunnga,
Mrs. Gibo, Miss Yoshige, Thos. J. Mc
Grath, luiiyemuia, Mrs. Kola, Torii,
Miss Shibata, Geo. Barker, J. Dupont,
T. Yamada, M. Monti's, T. Okiidu, Kato
From Maul
Miss II. Hiroshima, Miss Al. 1 .an.
Miss T. Okamuia, Master l.au, Miss
C Williams, Kev. H. C. Huwdish, Kev.
K. B. Hodge, llollis Hardy, K. Halania,
Ikenagn, Hagiira, T. Hatao.
W. s. s.
(Sheriff Itose announce. I yesterday
that registration cards for alien enemy
women, who have conformed to the
regulations governing these cases, will
be readv for distribution on and after
July l.V
iGuard Learni "
Rudiments of Drill
Fifty Men. Nucleus of New Regi
ment, Put Through First "Evo
lutions Have Neither Uni
forms Nor Rifles Yet But Are
Fifty, collarless civilians perspired in
me iiaiauiim HUMrn urmory last nisiic i
. . ' . . 1
while they were being put through the '
rudiments of army drill for the. first
time, and with the conclusion 6f the
drill the rehabilitation of the Hawaii
an National Guard, which wis almost
entirely drawn into federal ser,vice n
month ago, was actually launched.
The new guard is starting from the
I ground up, and except for the fact that
t has a fine armory to begin' its militia.
practically where the old
guard started about twenty five years
The Citisens Guard, at the time
or me overcnrow oi i ne Monarcny a
quarter of a century' ago, was a unl
f or rn less military organization. The
Home Guard ia both collarless and uni
form less.
The Home Guard assembled last
night under orders of Col. Will Wayne,
adjutant general, to receive instruction
from the newly appointed officera. Only
fifty were on the drill floor, but as soon
as the draft call is completed the re
cruiting officers believe they will ex
perience little difficulty in filling up the
first battalion here. Either the new
""l" ,,r" "" y competent, or tno
ing instruction, but the results last
night were satisfactory to both officers
ami men. Broken into squads of eight
men, each under an officer the new
men executed facings and simple squad
movements with commendable pre
cision. Motet of the officers served in the old
Hawaiian National Guard, while aome
Club yesterday at the Young Hotel tho
new Home Guard organization was the
foremost subject for discussion. The
idea received the hearty endorsement
of Governor McCarthy, who also sug
gested fhe necessity of the community
getting behind the movement to mako
it a go. Not only their moral, but pos
sibly financial, assistance, should be
given. The Governor said the Home
Guard was to enlist only for home
"I would like to make a special ap
peal to the wihte residents, who have
been, as the Irishman expressed it, a
little backward in coming forward,"
snid the executive. ' ' We should have
I roin Honolulu a battalion of 'Infantry J
a heailquarters company, a supply com
pany, and at least one company of
coast defenders. In all that amounts to
nbout 1500 men. 8o far only 123 men
have presented themselves for enlist
ment. ' '
Draftees Should Enlist
The Governor said it was important
that men who are in the draft should
enlist and prepare themselves by mili
tary training to be better qualified
should they be called to the colors. The
Governor spoke of the old days in Ha
waii when all the leading citizens not
only thought it their duty but an honor
to wear a uniform and shoulder a rifle
for the defense of the home land.
The meeting seemed to have more
snap and ginger in it than any held
this year and the old fashioned Ad
Club spirit prevailed. Many of its
members were garbed in Cucle Ham 's
uniform and hearty applause was given
to the remarks of the Governor, Col.
Will Wayne and Maj. James D. Dough
erty, which appeared to be evidence
that the Ad Clubbers are ready to get
behind the movement to build up a new
militia force.
It was suggested that a public meet
ing be held with good speakers whose
arguments will arouse the enthusiasm
of the loual young men and speed up
the early enlistment of the Home Guard.
Mil., is already ahead of Honolulu with
Among the other military guests were
Hrigndier General A. I'. Blocksom, C
S. A., depart inetit commander.
W. S. s.
A decision which eleurly defines the
position of federal judges on the ques
tion of jurisdiction over persons taken
into custody on a presidential war
raut was received by District Attor
ney Huber yesterday. This decision
will have an important bearing upon
the Doi-tor Clenimens case and other
cases which the federal department has
been handling in this Territory. The
following paragraphs from the deci
sion will preclude all possibilities of
writs of habeas corpus being, got ten
out in these cases:
The determination by the President
as to whether the facts justify the in
teinment of the petitioner, providing
he is an alien enemy, is not to be iu
vestignted by the courts.
"The courts, in the nature of things,
are precluded from discussing those
facts. If the President were to be
required to disclose the basis for- his
warrant the entire purpose of the
statute miltt be frustrated."
This decision was rendered by Fed
eral Judge Carpenter of the northern
district "f Illinois, denying the appli
cation of a prisoner, arrested undt r
a presidential wiiirant, for a writ of
habeas corpus.
PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to
cure blind, bleeding, itching or pro
truding PILF.S in 6 to 14 days or
money refunded. Manufactured by
the PARIS MED1CINHCO , St. Louis,
Record Presented At Meeting of
' Harbor, Commissioners By
Engineer Wheeler ' r
Tlie annual report "of fell work done
on the Island of Hawaii within the past
year by the ioJrVtfog I Hm)" 1 ''j
sioners ws aummttra kfrym ,s ji
of the bOSlf nyiAjOWVeiet, '
, . .
county engineer on Hawaii, anil is to
be embodied ,in the harbor board's an
nual .report,' which la bow being com
;ii 1 ' 1 i '
A large part of the- report la devot
ed to Kuhio wharf and it is jctated
that though the wharf haa not been
used to its full capacity in the past
twelve monthly fBQrh of the loading of
vessels n the harbor is still being
done from scow lighters, though , safe
mooring at the wharf is now afforded
by the breakwater.
Much, Bugar Handled ' f
The report1 say that In. the yar
total of 32,fl.18 tons of sugar waa han
dled by the conveyor system, which
the report says has been operating sat
isfactorily. Large quantities of sugar
have also been . stored on the wharf,
due in soma measure to the shortage
of ships. It is reported that some loss
in stored sugar has been occasioned
through sweating. A suggestion to close
up the sugar aide of the wharf so as
to exclude the damp sea air, the re
port say4 la now being investigated.
Additiona made to the wharf include
fire fighting equipment and oil pipe
lines that have been installed by the
Standard Oil Company. The fender
system also has been repaired.
Reference is made in the report to
work that has been done in connec
tion with th new wharf. The appro
priation of 150,000 for this which was
made at the 1917 session of the legis
lature was increased to 250,000 at the
recent special session. The sale of
$25,000 worth of bonds supplied funds
with which to do the preliminary work
of making borings and soundings anil
these, the report says, extend over an
area of 625,000 square feet.
Location Approved
The board has approved a location
chosen for the new wharf which la to
be 550 feet long and 200 feet wide,
but some changes in location, it is said,
may be made necessary by conditions
on the bottom revealed by borings. The
new wharf is to have track connec
tions with the main line of the Ha
waiian Consoliilated Railway Company
whose tracks now run to to the present
The report says that a waterfront
survey at Hilo has been made from
high water several hundred feet in
land and extending from the mouth
of the Wailoa river to the shore end
of the breakwater. The ownership of
all lands aud those owned by the Ter
ritory and leased to the Waiakea Mill
Company and others, is indicated in
maps made in connection with the sur
vey. On the map of the area that has
been prepared the harbor board lias
designated tracts that are to be re
served for future improvements.
Other Wharves
Concerning Honuapo wharf the re
port says that eight additional piers
were added in the year and the ap
proach widened thirty feet. Badly
needed repairs at Honuapo were start
ed in February and the wall aloDg the
sido slip was reinforced with a con
crete wall a foot wide and a eoucrete
floor five feet wide from the outer edge
of the new wall for the length of the
shed waa built. Repairs to the roof
and other improvements were also
made. The report says also that a
number of improvements and repairs
have been made in the year to the
wharf at NapoOKo.
W. . a.
Chamber of Commerce Asked
To Act
since the national guard was called
into active service, and the draft now
under way is taking large numbers of
employes from firms, complaint has
been lodged by a member of the chum
tier of commerce with the secretary
that certain employes have been lured
away from firms by other firms, an i
he wanted t6 know whst attiMi b the
chamber of commerce would atswmc in
cases like this.
Necretary K. C. Brown said that tne
committee on civic affairs :in. been
investigating the complaint, but bus
not yet had opportunity to complete
its inquiries and was not ready to re
port to t' - directors yesterday.
So far, the committee is neutral in
the matter aud will not report ur'til
it has sifted the question from t.iji to
The Invasion of influenza iu the draft
mobilization camp at Fort Armstrong
hns caused the examining medical sur
geons to discontinue the use of typhoid
serum with which each draftee was
previously treatwd before douoing a
khaki uniform.
As a rule the serum increased the
temperature of the recipient, in addition
to producing slight nausea. With u
possibility of influenza also being con
tracted, it was thought that serious
complications might arise, and in order
to give the men more comfort aud re
lief from such possible complications
the sci uiu treatment is postponed un
til after their urinal at their various
army posts. There the men will receive
the typhoid scrum.
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