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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MARCH 20. 1917
CHANGES PROPOSED IN
THE COMPENSATION LAW
A Honolulu paper contain the
following on the above subject,
which is reported reproduced in full
for the rensiin that it seems to "tell
the whole story : ' '
Out of the small hut steadily in
creasing volume of bills which would
amend in oneway or another, or re
peal the workmen's compensation
act passed in 1915, the stage is
being rapidly set at the capitol for
as interesting a discussion as the
present legislature promises in the
GO days of its session.
Merchants, contractors and other
unployers are just beginning to take
notice of the proposed legislation
touching the compensation act
which is before the house and sen
ate, and to grasp the significance of
some of the projected amendments
in their relation to the cost of in
surance. While no concerted movement
has so far been made by local em
ployers to interpose objections to
some of the amendments proposed
in Representative Marquiz' and Rep
resentative Walsh's measures, some
such movement is expected ere the
bills are reported out from com
mittee. Waiting Period Important
So far nx appears at present the
points of objection will turn on the
length of the "waiting period" dur
ing which the injured employe re
ceives no compensation ; the ' oecu
pational disease" suggested amend
nient, and the medical fees allow
able and the right of the employer
to designate the hospital and phy
sician for the injured workman.
Of these the principal arguments
will be trained on the "waiting pe
riod" oronosals. At present the
period is 14 days in which res
pect it is similiar to compensation
acts in the bulk of the states, Wash
ington and Oregon excepted. In
the latter states there is no waiting
period, compensation being paid
from the day of the injury; and in
the Marquez bill it is proposed to
follow Washington and Oiegon's
Fear Malingering Would Result
Students of compensation law
who have followed its development
in this country from its first ex
perimental stages, insist that the
waiting period is an absolutely
necessary safeguard to employers
against malingering workmen, und
that if it should be done away with
the employer would be called upon
to lay extraordinary and unwar
ranted compensation, or obliged to
pay almost prohibitive insurance
This is the real burden of their
song. They point out that though
the waiting period is not a part of
the Washington and Oregnn laws,
those states are distinguished for
their radical and often unsafe legis-
ation and have had to pay dearly
for it at times, ami that they are
really paying dearly now for their
Raises Insurance Rates
Two years ago when the work
men's compensation act was before
the legislators, the advisability of
incorporating the waiting period in
the act was insisted upon by those
familiar with the manner in which
insurance companies base their
rates, ami it was accordingly done.
Precedents on the mainland make it
certain, say those in touch with the
situation, that the rates will jump
it least 50 per cent if the waiting
period is eliminated.
Representative Walsh would strike
a compromise by cutting the period
in half, which would make it seven
lays. The industrial accident board
of Maui favors this proposal; but so
far as insurance rates are concern
ed, it is feared the compromise
would not succeed in keeping down
the rates, as malingering would be
almost as attractive as with no wait
ing period at all.
Little Temptation at Present.
There is very little temptation
under the law as it stands now for
malingering. For two weeks the
workman does not get any pay, and
thereafter and until able to return
to work he gets per cent of his
average wage. It would be quite
different, say the objectors to the
Marquez bill, were the worknien to
get compensation from the first day.
Another objection raised against
tne .Marquez mil concerns ttie so-
called "occupational disease," by
which is meant the diseases which
directly or proximately results from
the employment. Provisions regard
ing them have been incorporated in
several Eastern manufacturing states
where work is very likely to bring
the employee in contact with pois
onous chemicals or other things
which are a menace to health. Rut
in Hawaii, where there is hardly
such a thing as occupational dis
ease," the provision is declared un
necessary and would mean an un
desirable increase in insurance rates
due largely to the possible large
number of questional canes that
would arise out of diseases whose
true origin would be impossible to
trace. , -
There are a good many other ob
jections being raised to amendments
oi lesser importance, nut ttie ones
given here seem to be the vital ones
upon which the discussion will cen
Is Tun Circi'it Coi rt. Fifth
Circl it, Territory of
At Chambers In Probate,
In the matter of the estate of
Manuel Joaquin Pavao, deceased.
Notice to Creditors
The undersigned Manuel J. Car-
valho. the dulv appointed, quali
fied. and acting administrator of the
estate of Manuel Toaquin Pavao, de
ceased, hereby Rives notice to all
persons having cla:ms against the
Estate of the said Manuel Joaquin
Pavao, deceased to present such
claims, duly anthenticated.and with
pioper vouchers, if any exist, even
though such claims sctiied by
mortgage ot real estate, to the un
dersigned, at his place of business
at Makaweli, Kauai. Camp No. 4,
Territory of Hawaii, within six
months from the date of this pub
lication, and if not vet due within
six months from the day thev fall
due, or such claims will be forever
Dated at Lihue, Kauai, March
Manuel J. Carvalho.
Administrator of the estate of
Manuel Joaquin Carvalho, deceas
FIGURES ON WOOD
To The Public: I beg to an
nounce that I will be a candidate
to succeed myself as county super
visor from the Koloa district, and
invite the support of voters at the
primary election to be held April 7,
W. D. McBryih:,
Homestead, Eehruary 20, 1917.
To The Public: I beg to an
nounce that I will be a candidate
to succeed myself as county super
visor from the Waimea district,
and invite the support of voters at
the primary election to be held
April 7, next.
Waimea, February, 10, 1!)17.
To The Voters of Kawaihau Dis
trict: I respectfully announce my
self as aeaiulidato for supervisor on
the Republican ticket at the coming
election. I request all voters of
Kawaihau district to give me their
sunnort anil if favored wun tne
nomination and election I promise
my best efforts in the interest of elli
eient ami satisfactory county gov
ernment. Thanking all voters in advance
for their support, I am,
Kealia, February 2fi. (tf )
(From the Forest Service, U. S.
Department o f Agriculture, San
San Francisco, February 2S:
Returns from KiO wood pulp mills
throughout the country, received in
connection with the census of pulp
wood consumption ami wood-pulp
production being made by the For
est Service in cooperation with the
Newsprint Manufacturers Associa
tion, show that t h e reporting
mills used in lt)l(i 3,411,0K) cords
of wood and had an output of ap
proximately 2,229,000 tons of pulp.
It is expected that by the middle of
March reports from practically all
of the mills in the country operat
ing in 1916 will have been received.
Complete figures are to Ih made
public as soon as the regaining
mills have been heard from.
Of the total production of wood
pulp thus far reported 973, .'529 tons
was made by the mechanical pro
cess, S92.1 10 tons by the sulphite
process, ;514,Otv by the soda pro
cess, and 49,.";5 by tin- sulphate
No figures on pulp-wood and
wood-pulp consumption have been
compiled by the Forest Service since
1911, and it is expected that the
present census will reveal a number
of changes both as to amount and
kinds of wood used. It i stated
that the higher stunipage values and
41... 1 t.
me ueereasing supplies ot spruce
and hemlock, as well as improved
methods of manufacture, have caus
ed pulp makers to use increasing
quantities of other woods.
The final report of the census by
the Forest Service will show In
states the number of colds of each
kind of wood going into each of the
four processes of pulp-making, as
well as the average cost of the wood
in the rough, peeled or rossed stage.
Figures showing the production of
inch kind of wood-pulp and the av
erage value per ton at the mill will
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