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Hawaiian" Gazette, ;. Tuesday, October 30. , 1917. semi-weekly.
THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
RODERICK 0. MATIIESON, EDITOR
Italy's Collapse
IF the reports from Berlin are hi he believed
and it is significant that no denials are coining
from .London, or Rome the Italian defeat is a
crushing one, practically putting Italy out of the
war for months to come so far as renewal of her
offensive is concerned. Just what has happened
has not Wen told, but the meagre despatches in
dicate that the Austrians, reinforced with Ger
mans, have cut through the Italian lines And iso
lated a large section of the Italian northern wing.
Otherwise it is incredible'that the number of pris
oners taken could have reached the staggering
total of a hundred thousand men. ' ,
How General Cadorna has been outmaneuvered
- and how he allowed his troops to be so disposed
as ta lose a whole army and seven hundred guns
is1 yet to be told. Only Russia has been dealt with
in that way heretofore, and that only through the
treachery of high commanders.
"The Itilians have not shown themselves men to
.surrender en masse while a fighting chance, re
mained. They have fought bravely and well, here
tofore, carrying out their great offensive through
the most difficult country and in the face of what
were regarded as insuperable obstacles. It is pos
sible,' almost probable, that the figures of prison
ers and guns taken as supplied by Berlin are
grossly exaggerated. But there can be no delu
sion that Italy has not been beaten and that the
dream of opening the way to Vienna has vanished
and the capture of Trieste made a remote possi
bility. ; Where has Germany secured the troops suffi
cient to give backbone to the defeated Austrians?
Undoubtedly by stripping her Russian line, able
'.to do so through the military collapse of the Slavs
and the riot of talk that has replaced all action in
the Russian government. Germany, from every
appearance, ha no further fear of Russia. The
recent abandonment of the lines along the Dvina
front is a contemptuous notification to the En
tente that the Russian Bear cannot come back,
even when nothing more dangerous than its own
hhadow confronts it.
The. Central Towers must be defeated by Amer
ica. Britain and France. We can do it, and we
will do it, but-it will be only aftetr a struggle that
will tax our offensive powers to the limit. Amer
ica must not only replace Russia 'in the alliance
but also must now widen her share of the fighting
line to meet the consequences of a crippled Italy.
1 This can only be done through the united ef
forts of the entire nation. We must prepare to
face a desperate, situation. We must save, we
must xonserve, we must give and we must stand
ready to sacrifice. Halfway measures today are
whoy useless. Nothing short of winning cafi
save democracy and make certain the continua
tion pf bur own freedom, and nothing short of
giving our all will make that ultimate victory in
any way sure.
"'Italy's collapse should only make more firm
America's determination to see it through to suc-
cess.
Big Business Justified
POPULAR clamor has hounded "big business"
"the last twenty years, but the same identical
"big business" that was supposed to be squeezing
the life-blood out of the American people is now
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aside competition and are working practically as
units in one great corporation. Empty cars and
. surplus engines are mobilized in those sections
tiruaciiiiLitiii til liic wai. 1 lie
where they arc most needed, irrespective of own
ership. "Over one hundred thousand cars are beinj used
as a mobile unit, to move the tens of millions of
feet of lumber required by the government from
Southern logging camps to the Atlantic seaboard;
.thence to Maine to handle the potato crop; to the
Southwest to transport great herds of cattle from
drought stricken ranges to better feeding grounds
'they are sent into the corn belt of the Middle
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for coal, iron ore and copper.
V For the first time in history the American peo
. Ie are being given an object lesson in the lene-
licence of what "big .business" is capable of doing.
Viewed in this light the recent embargo on Ha
waiian freight need cause no uneasiness, for the
. "bttflincisk 'affairs of1 the nation are in the hands of
fnett big Vnough for the job. Little business can
put off getting its new automobile until big busi
neti has attended to matters of more pressing im
portance, secure in the knowledge that the actual
need of Hawaii are not going to be overlooked.
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"Th 'Advertiser has received a poem from Sergt.
Lloyd B. Fletcher, Troop M, Fourth C avalry.
, .which is rather too long to publish in full. One
, yerse, however, which expresses the sentiments,
jvf believe, of every man in uniform in the Islands,
is 'here given :
'. My greatest wish in that the im'ii in Wai.li int mi,
When looking ovit their tile.
Will not forget the ineu in khuki
They have x-ut to the Hawaiian Isles.
That's what every real soldier in Hawaii hopes,
'.hat he will not be forgotten when the big lmv
tarts "somewhere in France."
. Cipriano Castro has another notice to nioe on.
Harry Thaw is back in the court news. Soon
yo'ineoue will be up and asking again about who
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TUESDAY MORNING,
OCTOBER 30. 1917.
port should be
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idiiiudua nic- iii(i
Ak question,
mercial vice is
towns and cities
THE ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY
Atdr yVar Trade
AFTER the war Germany will have to content
itself w ith its own internal trade for certainly
one generation and perhaps longer because of the
unicrsal detestation the lawless acts of its mili
tary rulers has created. Business depends on good
will, and this truism is applicable to the commer
cial transactions of a nation no less than to trade
between individuals.
.Since August, 1914, military -.Germany has
flaunted every concept of, friendship and square
dealing. Imagining Germany to already occupy
the supreme position in the world's affairs which
the war-mad rulers of that Unfortunate country
assumed would be theirs, the prospective custom
ers of this "nation of supermen" have had such a
vision of ruthlessness as had not been presented
for a thousand years. He who would buy or sell
German wares has had ample warning, during the
last three years, that friendship, fair dealing and
honesty of purjnjse are mere "scraps of paper,"
of no consequence whatsoever in the upbuilding
of mutually advantageous commercial intercourse.;
. No better exposition of the workings of theJ
Teutonic military conscience could have been de
vised than Count Luxburg's" note of advice to his
government, "as tu Argentine steamers. I recom
mend either compelling, them ' to turn back, or
sinking them without leaving any trace," and
yet Argentina had been, up to the time Secretary
Lansing made this "intercepted note public, per
haps the closest friend Germany had on this side
of the Atlantic.
International friendships are the basis of future
trade, and there can be no gainsaying the fact that
friendship means nothing to the Hun. 'Die United
States, previous to August,. 1914, was Germany's
l est customer. However,' after this war ends in
the eternal destruction of the Cult of the Sword,
who will want goods "made in Germany?" Ameri
can trade will seek its outlet among its friends in
France. Italy. England, in those South American
lands which have joined their cause with ours, in
China and Japan. Germany has nothing to sell
that we want. And as to her buying what we
have to offer, there will probably be no surplus
that our friends do not need, for many ears to
come.
Some Real Action
REAL action, looking for a real solution of the
fish price problem, was taken yesterday by
the food commission. Congress is to be asked to
do away with the private fishing rights of Hawaii,
those old survivals of the days of an absolute mon
arch, when the public had no rights. There is
very good reason to believe that congress will
enact legislation to place fishermen here on a level
with fishermen everywhere else, and monopoly
will be nipied at its very beginning.
In the meanwhile, investigation should be made
into the charge that the fish supply available for
sale at the market is systematically restricted in
rrder to maintain a high average price. It appears
to be within the power of the commission to make
; nd enforce a ruling that fih cargoes brought to
placed on sale within twenty-four
1 ours and such a ruling should be made. If the
fishing companies object it will be a confession
of all the charges. They can have no object in
opposing such a ruling or refusing to live up to it,
unless they are actually doing what is alleged,
holding back the supply for the sake of keeping
up the price.
Must We Be Forced?
A TTENTION of local stand patters on the vice
who deprecate the suggestion of
"stirring up a nasty mess" by attempting to make
the city comparatively clean, is called to a des
patch from Camp Lewis, m this issue, wherein the
determination of the commandant of that camp
not to allow any of hi- men to v isit either Seattle
or Tacoma until those tow ns are made free of com
expressed.
The stand taken by ( ieneral ( ireene is in line
with the annourtced attitude of the war depart
ment and the navy department. The time has
come when civilian communities must make their
safe for soldiers or the soldiers
will not be allowed to visit or patronize them.
Vallejo has been placed out of hounds for the men
of Mare Island; Newport on the East coast was
brought up with a quick turn and forced into de
cency ; El I'aso lost hundreds of thousands of dol
lars when a border army was moved away from
.hat. city because the local authorities there wink
ed and laughed at the requests to clean up.
Does Honolulu have to be taught a lesson
through its pocket book in order to force us to per
form our plain dim : If so, we will be taught
the needed lesson in a way that will hurt. These
('ays. cities profiting iri.ni army and navy trade
must be cleaned up. and the sooner we start in
on the work the better.
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The German military critics are commencing to
point out that another retreat in France and Bel
gium is about diu- "according to plan." The inT
I regnable Hindcnburg line is about to be aban
doned for another "impregnable line" closer home.
The critics might take advantage of this oppor
tunity to point out likewise that "the plan" may
le stretched to nubi le other retreats later on.
brevities
-, K. Keswe, a Hawaiian, was tnkea to
police headquarters at 0:20 last night
and bonked for Investigation. . J
The Rt. Rev, It. B. Restarick, bishop
of Honolulu, haa gone to Maui to con- .
duet special service of prayer for
peace at the Church of Good Shepherd,
Wailuku. - .
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ft. B. .Abraham of Baa Francisco,
who haa been visiting on Kauai, ar
rived ia town yesterday morning oa the
Kiuau. Ho In booked at the Alexander
Yoong Hotel.
' K. W. McClintork wan arrested yes
terday' afternoon and charged with rail-'
ing properly to light hi automobile
and also with not possessing a chauf
feur's eertiflcste. -
The many friend of Mrs. Jessie A.
Tiffany, nee rtusie Davis, will be glad
to hear that she la on the road" to re
covery after an operation at the
Queen's Hospital ' i' week ago.
!!. H. Walker, F. E. Bteere and I. H.
Beadle have been appointed aitpraisers
of the estate of the late Cecil Brown.
The estate ia estimated to be about
half million dollars In value.
" Capt. D. I-oring Mark aye, formerly
second lieutenant of the Japanese com
pany doing patrol work in Nnuanu Val
ley, it now regimental adjutant !of the
First .'. Regiment, Hawaiian National
Guard. .
Arrested several weeks ago on a
charge of keeping a disorderly hous
in Jvauni, 'Mrs, Clara Harr, a negro
woman, was lined $500 and costs by
Federal Judge Poindcxler yesterday
morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of I'ahala, Ha
waii, are expected to arrive in Hono
lulu, November 3, to reside perma
nently, Mr, Wilson is engineer at the
Pahala'Milj, which position he haa
held for many years.
Five persons were admitted to citi
zenship in the federal court yesterday.
They are: Oie Nelson, native of Den
mark; Albert K. Coxhead, native of
England; Antone Walauskis, native of
Russia, ami Bam son llipkis, native of
England. '
. Tp aid the suffering women anil chil
dren of Northern France who are now
returning to their, ruined homos, resi
dents of Walmea, Kauai, have sub
scribed to date ;i.'l'J."0. The money
ia being aent through the French con
sul in Honolulu,
"Herbert B. Bruce and Mrs. Ella
Trojel Van Wert were married last
night at the home of Rev. I,eon L.
Loofbourow, pastor of the First Meth
odist Episcopal Church. The witnesses
were Arthur E. Troiel, brother of the
bride, and Walter I.. Haoey.
' The Kauai clamber of commerce
unanimously passed a resolution at its
last meeting tendering the heartfelt
thanks of Its members to I.uther 1.
Timmons, the former secretary, for his
valuable efforts on behalf .of 'the cham
ber. , Mr. Timmoua is now editing the
Maui Newsl
H. B. Penhallow, Wailuku, Maui;
Charles A. Geoth, Makaweli, Kauai;
W. K. Orth, Koloa, Kauai; Charles
Riehter, Eleele, Kauai, aud F. l.ohr,
Koloa, Kailai, have arrived in town to
attend the sugar engineers' and chem
ists' conventions. They are guests at
the Alexander Young Hotel.
Kenneth Harrison, said to be a sec
ond cousin, of Lionel Hart, aud Ashford
Oakley, pleaded not guilty to a charge
of first degree larceny in the circuit
eourt yesterday morning. They are al
leged to have stolen four cases of sol
der, a quantity of lead aud some gar
den hose from the Honolulu Iron
Works.
High Sheriff Jarrett yesterday made
return to the circuit court that r lor
eneio Bdnella and Gabriel Verver, were
both dead. This was attested by John
H. Dye. Clement Won, H. H. Decker
N. U. Freitaa and Auatin Manuel, who
declared on oath that they had seen the
men "hanged by the neck until they
were dead,"
Waterfront Detective A. E. Carter
yesterday arrested three soldiers of the
Headquarters Detachment Company
while they were aboard a vessel, ap-
farently about to depaA from Hono
ulu. All were in civilian clothes, with
their uniforms cached in a Palama ho
tel. The men were Higismund Chnlecel
suso, alias Frank Bmith; Michael
Tomnskoutre, alias Joe Smith, and
James Kagen alias John Hayes.
A motion was filed in the circuit
court yesterday by Attorney I.orrin
Andrews on behalf of the plaintiff in
the action of Baron Le Gay vs. the
Honolulu Rapid Transit Company, re
questing a new trial on the ground that
an article appearing la The Advertiser
the day the case waa being tried before
jury, prejudiced the Jury in" favor of
the defendant. The jury rendered a
verdict for the transportation company.
Examinations for admission to the
bar to practise ia all the courts of the
Territory was taken Friday by a uum
ber of prospective young lawyers, who
will know their fate some time this
week. Amonj the applicants are W.
C. At hi Jr., of Honolulu; Harry HUin
er, of Honolulu; Robert Coleman
Brown, of New York;' Urban Earl Wild,
of Iowa; I. eon Llncum Cole Jr., of
Mississippi; Wendell Francis Coi-kett
of Alabama, and R. A. Vitousek, lat
terly of Valifornia. : 1
The purported confession of Lione.)
Hart, made to Chester Doyle, Japanese
interpreter of the circuit courts, while
th latter was in Han Francisco, ami
introduced as evidence in the trial of
Hurt, haa been objected to by Judc
l.ymer, Hart's attorney, who presented
a motion to atrike it from the record.
Jude Heea has the matter under ad
visement, - Judge. Lymer'a grounds are
that the purported confession does not
show there was embexaleinent. Hart
was indicted for embezzlement of funds
left with him by clients of Htoneham &.
Co., brokers of New York, in Honolulu
by Hart.
COLDS CAUSE HEADACHES
LAXATIVE BROMO JUININE re
moves the cause. Used tba world over
to cure cold in one day. The signa
ture oi E. W. GROVE it on each bos.
Manufactured by tlie PARIS MEDI
CINE CO., 6t. Uui', U, 8. A.
FISIIEIiilll MAKElSEVEN ARE HURT ;
ENORMOUS
PROFITS
SAYS SAMPAN MAN
Captain Holds Cargo Under
Hatches Until Shortage Exists,
Then Nets Big Amount
ARTIFICIAL SCARCITY
CREATED IS ASSERTION
Japanese Says Captain and Own
er Act on Advice of Higher-ups
Who Keep Watch on Market
"There are Japanese fishermen who
make far more than the. report com
piled for the food commission a few
days ago would lead one to believe,
and It may cause closer investigation
when it is learned that sampan en
tered this port Saturday morning,
created an artificial scarcity of fish by
battening down the hatches and await
ing higher prices, unloaded the re
mainder of the catch yesterday morn
ing and put to sea with earn mem
ber of the crew of four enriched to the
amount of $115.14, which would be at
the rate of approximately L'8.86 for
each day of He four the craft was out.
Thia assertion is baaed upon a state
ment of tho captain of sampan No. S8,
who, in answer to a question as to
what he realised' from the cargo
brought in Saturday morning, said that
it was 530. ,
Flch Company Controls
The sampan, whieh ia small forty
three foot vessel, belongs to a Japanese
by the name of Hilamatsu, one of a hui
supplying the local market. Every
fish caught by . vessels owned by this
hui must pass through the hands of the
Pacific Fish Company before it ran be
placed on the market for local con
sumption.' No. 53 tied up at the dis
charging wharf near Pier 15 at six
o'clock Saturday" morning, and after
taking ten baskets of the deep-sea red
fish to the market closed the hatches
and moved to Pier 16 where she tied
up, according to a fisherman's state
ment. ' . " '
The Japanese fisherman telling the
story said that more fish are sold on
Saturday than any other day of the
week, for, while the market ia open on
Sunday mornings, there are those who
lay in a supply to fast over Sunday.
Sunday is also a great luau day, he
snid, im the demand on Saturday for
various deep-sea fish ia always brisk.
Meet Expected Shortage
"After tying up at Pier 16," con
tinued the Japanese, "the crew left the
vessel and went borne. Knowing a
shortage in choice fish existed ahortly
after the eurly buying commenced this
morning, they returned to th.e discharg
ing wharf where they unloaded the re
mainder of their cargo.
"The captain said be received .W0
for his catch, and I knew it was in the
neighborhood of 500, for I was told so
by one of the fishermen about noon.
Accepting the captain's figures as true,
we can easily figure out the crew's por
tion of the" amount received.
"KenardlesB of what the Pacific
Fish Company's share is, for that is
more or less of a secret, I will show
you what nn enormous profit is being
mude by some one. And I might re
murk that the alleged fish trust is get
ting its share.
Higher Ups Keep Watch
"The Japanese captain ana ow.ner
merely act through the advice of the
higher-ups who keep an ever watchful
eye on the market and ereate an arti
ficial scarcity' of fish whenever the
market shows the slightest tendency
of being overflooded. In this case,, as
in many others, the fishermen believe
that M. Yumnshiro and Charles Chil
liugwortli arc in ulisolute control of
the situation.
" A craft of this size seldom is equip
ped with more than a twenty horse
power engine which, in a four-day
cruise, could not use more than 150
gallons f dixtillnte. The price asked
by the I'tnific Fish Company is said
to be twelve ami one-half cents a gal
lon. They buy from the fish company
direct, the price paid by them is
unknown. Moreover, do not lose sight
of the fact that M. Yainashiro is both
manager of the finh market and the
Pacilie Fihh Company, and Charles
Chilli ngw oi t It is a strong factor in
both."
Figures Are Given
The fisherman then began to quote
figures in xulmlautiaton of his claim
that some one was mukiug excessive
profits from the dale of fish. He omit
ted nothing in his estimate of cost of
operation and he said the figures are all
conservative if anything a little
high. His estimate of the cost of oper
ating a vessel of this size, carrying
four men und un a four-day cruise,
follows:
Distillate 18.75
Ice 12.00
Bait i , . , JJ5.00
Vharfite . 1.50
Interest on l'O(M) investment... 2.50
Depreciation and repairs 5.00
Found .
4.00
Total expense for four duys.. 08.25
The amount realized from the cargo
5:t0, less the total expense of $08.25,
leaves a net profit of $401,75.
With a net profit of 41.75, were
every man to receive an equal share,
which in quite unlikely, each member
of the crew of four would receive
4115.44 or approximately 128.80 a day
for his labor. (In an investment of
t'2(MXi, the profits for this single ratoh,
which is an average one for this ves
sel, are immense, but, as the Japanesii
fisherman remarked: "Just try to get
into the business. It sounds well
enough, though I'm afraid there would
be little left for you, after the others
had taken what they wanted.
.Bays Estimates Mwittfactared
"In the estimates compiled by the
various compauies, all of which I be
lieve huve been given to the food com
uiiioijoh, the daily earnings of a fish'
iTDian have been shown to be very
IN MOTOR SMASHES
II
Six . Soldiers Injured In One
Crash, Arthur McFie of Iron
.. Works In Another ,
Hundhy produced its usual grist of
automobile and mortocyele accidents,
(wo being of a serious nature.
While the Fort Kamehameha base
ball team were coming to town yes
terday morning to play a game with
the Fort Armstrong nine, the automo
bile In which the players were riding
had a blow-out near I'uutoa and up
set. .
Six of the soldiers were injured and
removed to the department hospital at
Fort Shaffer In private car, four
being shortly after discharged.' '
Pvt. Samuel Widely and Pvt. Sydney
Rush were unconscious when admitted
to the hospital but were reported Inst
.night to have regained consciousness
mi to no out or Hanger.
The others in- the mix-up, and who
escaped with minor injuries were:
Hgt. T. Jones, Corp. Gordon Wingard,
Bugler Miller and Private Faroes.
Sidely la catcher on the team and
Hush plays in right field.
The automobile is said to have been
proceeding at a high rate of speed
when the accident occurred. '. The city
ambulance waa summoned but its ser
vices were not needed, as it mot the
car bringing in the injured men near
Moanalua.
' As a result of a motorcycle accident
which occurred between Schofleld Bar
racks, and Waipahu yesterday after
noon,: Arthur D. McFie, an employe
of the Honolulu Iron Works and who
resides on . Beretania Street near Ka-
piolani street, lies in the hospital at
Schofleld ' Barracks suffering from
compound fracture , of a leg, a badly
bruised face and possibly internal in
juries. McFie and several other motor
cyclists are said to have been driving
at m fast rate along tho long, level
stretch of road on the Waipahu side of
Schofleld Barracks, ..when McFie lost
control of his machine while Waking a
turn and went into the ditch. He was
removed to the barracks in the post
ambulance, 1
Riding with . McFie were William'
Cummings, an employe of Catton, Neil
and Co.; and A. A. Nelson, of the Hono
lulu Tent and Awning company.
MINI OF AUTO
Ernest Ushman Passes Away As
Result of Injuries Received;
Two pthers Hurt
As the result of an automobile acci
dent which occurred early last Friday
morning on Kalakaua Avenue, and in
which three young men were injured,
Krnest M. J. Lishman died at Queen's
Hospital shortly after seven o'clock
yesterday morning.
l.ishman was uncoascious when re
ceived at the hospital and failed to
rally until his death, which was due to
concussion of 'the brain.
Deceased, who was a plasterer by
trade, leaves a wife and two children.
He was twenty-six rears old. For some
time recently be has been working
with his father, Thomas Lishman, on
the enlargement of the Moan Hotel.
The accident whieh resulted in I.ish
man 's death ia said to have been cans
ed by the breaking of the gas throttle
on the machine, which made it im
possible to stop the car. When he saw
that a smanhiip was inevitable, Lish
man, it is reported, jumped, striking his
head.
The two other victims of the acci
dent, R. K. Holstein and (leorge Rose,
are suffering from a fractured left
shoulder and a cut over the left eye
respectively.
Array Is Spread AH
Over Island Of Oahu
The Washington government recently
published a list of government military
reservations in all parts of the Anier
ican, Union, those in Hawaii being re
ferred to as follows: Fort Armstrong,
Fort De Hussy, Honolulu (lota in), Fort
Kamehameha, Keaahala, Mokuumeuuie
(Ford Island), Puuchbowl Hill, Puu
loa, Rod Hill-Salt Lake Makalaim,
Kounu Toil and Hugar Loaf, fort Hu
ger, BchoUeld Barracks, Fort Hhafter
, '
MAUI BALL PLAYERS -
SEEK TO INVADE HILO
HILO, October 26 Th e. J. A . C. base
ball team of Maui wants to come to
Hilo for a game, according' to Charlie
Green. Charlie says that the outlook is
not very promising at present, us a
number or the good players will be k
ing to Honolulu with the national guard
und it would have to be a pick-up nine
that would meet the Maui boys. They
also want a guarantee, which it is im
possible to grant at the present time.
small. I know of one set . that was
manufactured in the office of the presi
dent of one of the fish companies, but
whether this was the data given to the
commission I cannot suy.
"The story of the fish situation
which uppeured in The Advertiser last
Friday, I am pleused to say, has open
ed the eyes of the people and the way
some of the leading men who now con
trol the industry have been taking an
Interest iu proceedings along the water
front during the past few days would
lend me to believe that all is uot at
best in the ranks of the owuers. I have
watched the papers closely for two
days, and I huve yet to sue an iustauue
where the statemeuts of the. Japaticsc
lisliermvu have been questioned. "
ACCIDENT IS DEAD
PRIVATE F1SIII
RIGHTS IU HAWAII
i
Food Commission Will Recom
mend To Congresr Radical
1 Action To Remedy Conditions
WHEATLESS DAY FOR " ' ':'..
CITY IS INSTITUTED
Question As To Reasonableness
of Raise In Price of Milk Will
Be Thoroughly Investigated
,A. recommendation to comrresa tint.
the private Ashing rights of the Terri
tory be abolished will be made by the
territorial food commission. At their
meeting yesterday It was decided to
appoint a committee to investigate the
fishing rights with a view to presenting
their findings before congress with a
recommendation that all private flshmg
rights be condemned and thrown open
to the public. ., '.'' "
It was learned after the meetinu that
if it ia considered necessary at the time
the report la ready, A. L. Castle .wilt
go to Washington to present the recom-
menuation to congress in person. . The
fishing rights in Hawaii, are a survival
of the old monorchia! davs, and there
is notning like them on the mainland,
so that the question of fishing rights
will be a new matter entirely to, the
national legislators. ,'.
. No delay in getting the report ready
will le encountered for lack of com-
flete data as to boundaries of the fish
ng rights, as they were fixed bw Jrr
two years ago,, and official mape'ara
now in the attorney -general 's ofllce at
the Capitol. - Everything is in legal
shape so that the matter can be pushed
through with speed.
Will Ask For Fish Hatchery
This action is by far the most radical
yet undertaken by the commission, and
ahows its determination to accomplish
real results forthe public. A federal
fish hatchery for Hawaii will be asked
of the national body at the time the
report la presented. It is thought that
a hatchery would in time Increase .tho
supply of fish in the waters adjacent to
the Islands.
The establishment of a public .right
to use the baiting grounds, which are
all comprised , in the fishing rights,
should put a new face entirely on the
fish situation here. If any sampan may
procure its own bait there will be no
reason why there shoold not be an ara-
ple supply of aku at all times at a very
low price, for deep-sea fishing. With a
plentiful supply of cheap bait there
should be more fish caught, and a largo
quantity would tend to bring down tho
market. ' At the same time the federal
fish hatchery would be keeping up the
piilw af issn ssa fish, and also of mul
let, which is always foremost iu-de
mand. .
Wneatlesa Day
All hotels, cafes, restaurants, and.
householders of the city are asked to
do without white bread on Wednesday,
November 4, and on every Wednesday
thereafter. Thjsuse of graham, whom
wheat, and corn breads is recommended
for that dny to take the place of white
bread. The savings of this onoiday
alone will make a noticeable difference
in the amount of white Hour cousumed
week ly.
The reason for the raise in the price
of milk announced by the dairymen's
association is to be investigated by tho
territorial food commission during .the
coming week. This was determined -at
the meeting of the couiinissiou held
yexterday morning.
Bichard Ivers presided at the meet
ing, the others present being A. L.
Castle, John Waterbouse, .1. France
Child, A. W. Neely, F. K. Wake, Col.
Kichiuoud McA. Bchoflcld, Hobbius An
derson, and Charles K. Henienway.
The milk investigation will be taken
up during the coming week. A public
hearing will be held by the food coin
mission next Wednesday afternoou at
two o'clock in the directors' room of
the. II. H. V. A. iu the Bank of Hawaii
building. At this meetiug represepta
tives of the dairymen's association wU
be present, and their rensous for the
advance in the price of milk will be
threshed out.
f-
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Copies of Daddy bilvcrwood's new
est song, "Honolulu, I'm Coming Back
Again:," have arrived in Honolulu and
are being distributed to the members
of the, Ad Club with Daddy 'a compli
ments.., The, jnusic U by David Liude
man. Both words and music have a
good swiug and . should be pojiutur
among the music fans'.
Hilverwood'a aloha for Honolulu ia
greater than ever, he writes to friends
here; and if he Is unable to return this
winter he will surely come back a year
from now. lis makes the promise .to
return in his verse also, of which'; the
cboru run as follows: ''
"I seem to hear the Pall calling me,
I seem to hear the surf at Waikik);
Aud-from Pacific Heighjs I seem tto
the lights '
Of a city that is very deux to me.
I seem to see the waving sugar cuuc,
The cocoa palms Mil nodding in the
rain,
la faucy . J am led back to dear old
Diamond. Head;
Honolulu, I'm coming buck again."
AN AID TO DIGESTION.
Wheu you have a fullness and weight
iu the stomach after eatiu you nisy
know that yon have eaten too much,
and should take cue of Chniiiberlo 's
frutii..a in .lii vim, .iiiitiun. tor
Jsule by all dealers. HeiiKoii, Hmith V Co.
I Ltd. Agts. for Hawaii. Adcorrisoiuenl.
MAY BE ABOLISHED

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