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TI1K GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAR. 11, 1919
From the Other Islands
No Fair In Hilo
"There will be no county fair"
this year," said Dr. II. 13. Elliot
when nsked what steps, If any,
would be taken concerning such a
project as was suggested at the
last regular meeting of the llilo
Board of Trade.
Dr. Elliot has gone carefully in
to the matter and finds many dilli
culties in the way. First, there
is no suitable place to hold a fair.
The trouble and expense of erect
ing and pulling down temporary
buildings offers no inducements in
that direction. According to Dr.
Elliot the solution is to be found
in a Memorial l'ark for Llilo.
With such an institution on
hand, permanent buildings could
be erected from time to time, and
when a county fair was held other
attractions could . be added.
Money derived from fairs could be
put into improvements of the
Furthermore Dr. Elliot said,
"if enough money is not apropri
ated for the park, then we must
raise the balance by public sub
scription. I have about (JO prom
ises of support already."
It is the general opinion that
the next Hawaii County Fair
should be on a larger scale than
the 1910 one, and that it should
increase in size each successive
fair. "Viewing all these things
at present there is no posibility of
a county fair this year," conclud
ed Dr. Elliot. Post Herald.
Dry Weather On Hawaii
other pasture lands, such as Wai
mea. I presume that Keprescnta
Brown is figuring on the Parker
Ilancli becoming available for
homesteading. That land is avail
able at any time that applications
are filed, for the lease will expire
in 1928, when a number of other
leases will expire.
"Some persons who may get
homesteads there may be able to
only keep a few head of cattle,
but there would be others who
could have plenty of cattle and
make a good living out of it.
"If sufficient water is provided.
I think homesteading could be
made very profitable, but it would
cost a great deal of money to lay
water mains." Tribune.
The Way of the Transgressor
S. Shimabukuro, a Japanese
who was arrested yesterday after
noon and charged with conspiracy
in connection with an attempt to
induce a cane weigher at Ilononiu
plantation to record more weight
than really existed in the various
bundles, pleading guilty to a re
duced charge of gross cheat in the
llilo district court this morning
and was fined $23 by Judge T. M.
The facts as outlined by the pro
secution were that Shimabukuro
offered the cane weigher $00 to
increase his weights in order that
he might receive more money from
the mill company. The cane
acigher reported the matter to the
management and he was advised
to take the money so as to secure
evidence of the transaction. This
was done, and then the complaint
was laid to the sheriff.
On being asked how he pleaded
to the charge in court this morn
ng the Japanese said that he was
guilty, but that, although he had
paid the 00 to the weigher, he
had received no extra weight of
cane. This seemed to be a legiti
mate excuse to the man for he de
clared that his intention was to
obtain a little more money for his
cane than would have been pos
Asked if he had ever done any
thing of the sort before, Shimabu
kuro declared that he had not and
that the present offense was his
fust. The judge thereupon fined
him $23.The !00 that the Japa
nese had given the cane weigher
wiul which was handed over to the
police department, has been re
turned to Shimabukuro, who. de
parted for his cane patch feeling
very chastened and wondering
how he would be received when
next he tries to sell cane to the
pla n t a t ion . I 'ost Herald.
Men for the Merchant Marine
Three hundred applications a
day from soldiers of the selective
Army wishing to- enter the mer
chant marine on getting their dis
charge are being received by Unit
ed Stales. Shipping Hoard recruit
ing agents at Army camps, the
By authority of the War De
partment the board recently sent
of ;.!() cantonments to present to
a representative of its merchant
marine recruiting service to each
of ''() cantonments to present to
youths who have never been to
soldiers there waiting release
from military srvice official facts
about opportunities for a career
in the merchant marine.
Many Experienced Seamen
Many of the responses are from
men who followed the sea before
being selected for military duty.
A majority, however, are from
youths who have never beeen to
sea, but are drawn to a seafaring
life by a spirit of adventure and
a desire to embark on a career
promising substantial rewards.
No actual recruting of these
men is done at the camps, on be
half of the Shipping Board, but
each applicant for sea service
signs a card, giving his qualifica
tions and age. After his discharge
he will be directed to a Shipping
Board agency for actual enroll
ment as a sailor.
Shnon-I'iirc A tnerieans
The board expects to secure by
this means a large number of Si
mon-pure American sailors for the
new merchant marine, as well as
youths who may make seagoing a
sieppiiig-stone to lire work as
steamship agents or trade repre
sen t a t i ves. The Service.
Farm Labor Supply
That the Boys' Working Re
serve provides a permanent solu
tion to the farm labor problem is
the belief of Professor W. J. Spill
man, former chief of the Bureau
of Farm Management. The follow
ing letter received by W. II. Far
rington, Territorial Director of
the Reserve, from the Federal
State Director says in this con
"You will be interested to know
that Professor V. J. Spillinan.
until recently, and for sixteen
years, Chief of the Bureau of
Farm Management, Department
of Agriculture, has within the
last week made this significant
utterance with regard to the U. S.
B. W. H.
"'It provides a permanent solu
tion of the increasingly difficult
problem of harvest labor on the
"Professor Spillinan is now ed
itor of the rutin Journal which
reaches one million subscribers
farmers of the United States. He
oilers to go before any committee
of the Senate or of the House,
with which committees he has
very great influence, or before any
person of influence that we may
name, as special advocate of the
U. S. Boys' Working Reserve.
Professor Spillinaii feels that it
is vitally necessary that the or
ganization be placed upon a perm
anent footing and that it be ade
quately .supported financially."
Last year's attendance, 100,000
This year, even bigger and better.
HONOLULU JUNE 9-14
Get ready your Exhibit !
Drought in Kau and Kona is
becoming a serious matter for the
"At the present time," said
Land Agent Andrews last week,
while talking over the problem of
homesteading pastoral lands,
"the Parker Ranch is virtually
keeping the Houokahau (Greeu
well's) Ranch alive.
"At Kona, if they don't get wa
ter soon, they are likely to go dry
for the rest of the year, andRobert
Hind of Puuwaawaa is also up
"Alfred Carter, manager of the
Parker Ranch, said the other day
that if the present weather con
tinues at the Kukuihaele paddock,
he will have to move his cattle
across to the Hamakua side,which
would result in overstocking that
Legislation For Homesteaders
Mr. Andrews had been discus
sing the concurrent resolution in
tioduced in the Legislature by
Representative John Brown of
Maui, which asks for the addition
of a new section to the Organic
Act, providing for the clasitica
tion of all public pastoral lands
in two classes, both subject to
The first class would include
lands which can be plowed and
seeded to grass and other forage
suitable for grazing, and the sec
ond class lands which by reason
of the soil and the topography are
such that cultivation or improve
ment is impossible.
Lands of the first class would
be subject to homesteading in
areas of from 300 to 1,000 acres,
the areas of the tracts to be lixed
by and held subject to the .list re
tion of the Commissioner of Pub
"This is a matter which I
thought out and urged upon Rep
resentative Silva in the 1013 ses
sion," remarked Sub-Land Agent
J. O. Andrews yesterday. "At
that time 1 tried to have the areas
increased as they were then lixed
at SO acres. I then had in mind
the 1S.000 acres of land up at
Olaa, that is the Olaa New Tract,
which was surveyed 20 years ago
and in which there are
acres to the lot. No one
niii-tliiii.r M'illi llwilit tlikU' ln
till J tiling n 1 1 u nwn uiim i
land has been set aside as a forest j f
This is your opportunity to
boost for home produ&s in
the Honolulu market. Show
the consummer what you can
produce, and how it is.
Get your name on the Fair's
mailing list, for direct informa
tion concerning those exhibits
in which you may be inter
POULTRY & RABBITS
PLANTS & FLOWERS
Help promote the Arts of Peace
Fill in the coupon print
ed here and mail with
out delay to the Fair
Hawaiian Trust Bldg.
Mr. J. 'Vulter Boyle, Exit. Sec'y,
Territorial Fair CoininisMnn,
303 Haw'n Trnt UMg., Honolulu.
Place my name and address on your niailintf lint for
information -nt out concerning exhibit checked lclow.
Also send me formal application or entry hlauk.
ARTS & CRAFTS
PLANTS & FLOW ICRS
POULTRY A RABBITS
Town or 1 O.
be made later concern
ing Special Exhibitors
rates on steamer and
re only 50 j f
ne can do j j
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Household Needs Reduced
Percolator Tops 10c each; 3 for 25c
Parker's Coffee Mill 70c each.
White Enamel Trays, 16x20 Inches
White Enamel Pitchers, 6 quarts
Aluminum Wash Hoards 75c each.
Wood Salt Boxes 35c each.
O'Cedar Polish 20c per bottle.
Dread Knives 25c each.
Tin Dish Pans, 8 quarts 50c each.
Wire Child's Coat Hangers 5c each.
Paper To wis (50 to pkg.
2 packages for 25c.
Nut Bowls with Cracker and Picks
Folding Sleeve Boards 50c each.
Ideal Ball Bearing Lawn Mower, 14
Can Openers 5c each.
Cork Screws 5c each.
Many other actual everyday need3
are reduced. Also closing out Incom
plete Dinnerware patterns and lines
that are to bo discontinued.
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