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; ... ' HAWAIIAN GAZETTE 7 FRIDAY JANTTARV 4. ioift: SF.MT.WFKKLY. :
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Broklf'iThcTr. ,Breaf !
Brokif'iThcTr. Bread 'and
Butter; Slipping From Them
' In Policies For Control
' Prone of to readioslairnf f the
ogr ' market, dlsstisfaerlO among
the broker la New Tort with the worh.
cf the tfct commissions, comment on
th testimony of Clans Spreckels Wore
,vhe senate investigation committee,
mention of a probable bumper crop ia
Cuba a ad' probably higher baai for
Hawaiian Mgar art aome of the .paint
of special a ad .mfre than erdisary in
terest that' art sCt forth in the la it
Mtr, dared Vocember IS, which large
local ageae? haa reeeicl from it
New York bow. Belief la a higher
rata fori HawafUa aagar ia baaed oa
the facta that: were poblmbed in The
Advertiaer early thia week relafira to
probable1-Cuba n''freirht ratea.
The letter follow in fall:
' There fcave been aome aalea thia
week- f Veaeznelaa '-had Cuba. The
former amounted to 9000 bag prompt
ehifimeat mad war take by tbo Iater
ngtional 8affr ComnilxaioB at the 4.90
cent baai. The, latter are for Decem
ber ahlpment , and being 'reaaonably
due in 30 day' make a aew baai for
Hawaiian aogmra.1 , The quantity 1 aaid
to be 10,000 bag and ia aold t the Ia-
ccnta C. F., making a duty paid
price of 0.92 cent. It ia believed the
nller are absorbing aome freight or
elaa taking advantage of a haagover
charter freight rat."
"fttoek in all hand here are again
down to 8,898, ,,toha Ad the ngar
famine still prevail despite oil aascx
ancetto the contrary.-
Banal XaMatlgatlM "
"Teeterday anemiag eongreasional
inveatition commenced in Washing
ton with daua-ripreekels the 11 rat on
the standi : Mr. Bprechei'. testimony
yesterday will "undoubtedly reach yon
In the public print. It call attention
to facts woich have been much talked
of on ""the street' and the attempt to
pillory certain members 'of the food
rommiiriii!! mm VMiMttiihli iav a larr
i,. Tf rr,tbe famine ta sugar rroaa
'niiu h tlii aectiom pf THe eauntry has
Lceir afflicted since- - November last
meets with tVVty, extcnidv approval
lcH Jte (i& I a,M ftatWr Hpreckels is
not bj any popvlar there and is
conxiruous aa a 'rJroKeei" Of a very
tirunounced'yjpe' himself. Ia view of
the fact that. 'the ehairmaa of the in
vestigation committee, 'Senator Seed,
is bitterly antagonistie to Mr. Hoover
and his. associate of. the food com
mission, and that Mr.'Spreekels ha a
bona d pick 'frith them on hi own ac
count, It is Anticipated that some un
palutable statement will be fortheom-
"The whole ' street ' which see it
bread and butter in jeopardy Is aroused
to a pitch of Indignation which is bare
ly held in control. For aome reason the
food commissioners have not made a
hit with the sugar trad notwithstand
ing that at ojie time the spirit of sae
rilke' for patriotic purpoes was evi
dent on every band. Bitter charges
f meddling' land muddling are ban
died, i from ( mouth to mouth sad
Seeming' favoritism to certain pow
erful., . interests, haa eompktly up
rct ;the equanimity of the broker
fraternity, not , to speak of the
ultimata consumer who is always the
Koat anyhow;- Meantime the summv
ing ,t Washington of. pretty nearly
every man of not engaged iu the re
llniiig industry here is causing a pa its -lyzatiew
of business that is a little dis
concerting aad annoying just at thia
time when gathering op of strsy thread
is all important. ;
Bumper Cuban Crop
"Kimely is out with a whopper of an
cut i mate for the new crop of Cuban, vlsi
3,057.ton jf everything goes f voc
al. I v, but 3.200,000 tons is still VTUlett
& (irsy's ngure 'The number of een
trals vperstmg is nAw reported at 88
as KUJt'"J5, l5ajnd 44 at the same ap
proximate date ia 1916, 1915 aad
Very favorable harvesting weath
er permits the rapid increase of cen
trals now working. We have already
unfed ia a former letter that we did
not expect any excessive number of
vcntmls would start up before the ead
of this anonth for .which there arc two
rruitoiin. The sucrose of the Carte isiniv
piovijijj fight, along and: 'mniisg '
creent. case is just aa costly .as Jiill
ing It' percent can and,, under the.
new dispensation,' there la no premium
for early sogars j)r, ia other words, lie
i'1'inlicr shipment Vagai 1 going to be
M orth ao jnore ' her . than January,
I Vbruary r March augar made from
(li'nscr.ijuieea.' r . -si
leaned Price U' Lowered
"On; . Monday last the American
! iiar-i Bflnfiig' Conipany rednced its
I imis'for granulated sugar to A.15 lei
Z percent but Howell still quotes 8.35
rent. A they are the enly reflner
her who have- any aVgar iv soil there
it re no-others quoting nearer than I'bil
uJelpbia. , On Wednesday the New
Vork, bsti price of beet sugar was ad
aueed 10 cents to 75 cents and may
lie advanced still farther if etreum
btHiices' arrant. 'This aatomatieally
raises Ike' basic price of Western beet
mid cane. granulated. The latest edict
of the International Hugar Commission
m tliat the per capita consumption of
usr in the I'nlted- Mates' must be re-clif-ed
tn il to 30' poaads.
"We ho(Mrto 4nd yoo. a rather racy
rommeataiy . on; (thia. subject in the
i ounie ef a day or two.
iawaitea 9ngart.Basl9'; ' ',' ' ; .-!
" oce' lth tf urcgoUig Twas written
we hear luut 3H cent jier 100 pounds !
Mr iissfOi js '
'iV likely -10' b the freight rate agreed
.upon between north aid port in Cuba
and New York for new crop deliveries.
Whether or not the sellers will be com
pelled t absorb this races ever 30
e ents is problematical, but if hot, then
6.02 cents might be th baai for ear
ugara," '.' ..'..'..; , '
Redactions in dividend by two inland
plantation eompaaiea were recently aa
nounced from the Van Franeiaeo offices
of the companies in a letter received '
acre, ioe anion, is brouni auoui oj
racreased costs and rnereaand -war taxes.
It ha been expected that such action
would eowie front a wnmber -of plsnta
Hons and 'that the reduction in divi
dends in ether instance will com from
cutting off extra; dividend declarations.
The plantations that' bnv announced
reduction are faauhaa and Hutdfaiar
son and the explarmtory letter folldws:
The year of 1917 has bee a period
ef extreme nneertarnty and readjust
arcnl in Ihe buaines world, and in no
line of endoavor has the departure
from normal standards bee more mark
ed than ia the eugar industry. t
"Htartfag with' a prise sompamti ely
low, the tendency was, .except for a
period of reeeaaina itt the' middle ot
tat year, trnifonnly upward aa it be
came rneres singly aVideirr -that the
current -Cuhaa erop was adt -equa) tJ
the demands mad upon It. '
On Oetdber A, ln,ith Oud ad
iluisrrator Intervened, and th teeent
Caaotic aoridltio in sugar, -raSulted.
The food awiasiaistrasioa still eaereises
control over the industry and will dur
ing thpurafion of the war. The price
which thia company will receive for it
1918 erop will be dependent upon the
price to be fixed by the food admin
istrator. "Ia addition to the uncertaiaty of
price, you have been informed throagh
the public press that the Hawaiian Isl
ands experieneed during 1917 drought
of eonsiderabie severity, affecting sera
districts to a greater degree than, oth
ers. The effect of thia dry spell ean
aot be properly determined until har
vesting has commenced and the sugar
content of th eane established beyond
"In additioa to the , eoaditi'oas men
tioned' above, your eompany, ia com
mon with all other Hawaiian planta
tions, finds itself confronted with -an
increased production cost due. to ad-;
vaaeed prices ia all lines of material
as well as a substaatial increase la
ocean freights The federal war. in
come, aad excess profits taxes will al
eonte aad excess proflts taxes will ilso
have to be rcckeaed with. The amount
due for these taxes is estimated to be
equivalent to a dividend of between S
and 10 cents per share per month. .
"After full consideration of the con
ditions cited, your directors, believing
that a poliey of conservatism should
dominate the conduct of this com
pany 'a affaire at this time, have adopt
ed a .dividend rata of 15 ceut per
share, payable on January 5, 1918, aad
en the 4fth day of each sneeeediag
month thereafter, until further aotice.
The physical condition of the eom
paaiea' properties is excellent, and as
conditions shall warrant further dis
bursement will be made in the form
of extra dividends."
LAKE OF KIUUEA IS
Visitor Warned Concerning Dan
geroiii Condition of Walls
Following the alight faU at the sol
stice, the lava lake at Kilauea has re
covered .and ha inew entered un' an
extremely active period of rising. The
various crags and islands have again
risen well above the rim of the pit and
In', plain' view from the hotel on the
edge tt the enter crater.
' The director of the observatory, Dr.
T. A. Jaggar, once more issues a warn
ing to visitor concerning the danger
ous condition of certain portions of the
upper walla of Halemaemau pit. The
are between the foot-trail from the
antonibbile terminal and the rim of the
Cit, marked with danger signs, should
t avoided1 altogether, although there
in reasonable, safety between the short
trail to th edge and the south station
marked by a triangular erection of
polea. Visitors aho .make the eircaif
of fhe pppcr walls are particularly
urged ti observe every caution when
traversing the .southwest sector, which
is deeply crevaased and extreuiely un
safe. The prevailing wind i from the
northwest., and th portion of the rim
over which tbe smuke, and ifumcs are
generally, drifting niy therefore b'
taken as marking th unsafe area. Vis
itors should heep at least fifty yards
back rum the rim when going through
, . , ....
Typhoid fever has rsld to be epi
demic at Hehotleld Burraeks, ancorainar
t a atatemuni auids- by-the dopartitoertt
eorainaader. The retara -to .the oht
source of wetef supply for th old
Caused th disease to be eliminated.
DIVIDENDS CUT BY
In Finer Condition
Waving Fields of Green Cane On
Mountain ' Side Make Attrac
tive Appearance Was Affect
ed Some By Drought : ,
(E.r.Brtdgewtr in HU .oW6erld)
KAALEHV, ' December 15 tretflh
iag along the upper side of the govern
ment for a dinaaeeT of mbre than ten
miles, and coating the slope ef Maun
ra to n elevation of nearly three
thouKand fret with a waring green
mantle of sufar cane, i the Hstchia
sbn Sugar Daatation. The holdings
originally iucluded1 three (eparatn mills,
one at Naalebn,' one at Honuapd and
another at Hilea, representing as many
distinct plantation. .-. -
la" 1M the Hutchinson Sugar Com
pany came into existence, when the
mills were practically . amalgamated,
the mill at Hilea being dismantled at
that time, while the mill at.Naalehtt
remained in operation until 1909, when
the mill at Honuepa waa sufficiently en
larged to handle th entire erop of the
Jilnntntion, but f evidences rerhain
ag at the other two point to indicate'
the former mill sites, - The mill was
kept at Honnapo. from the fact that
the government landing was easy Of
access, tbe same being within a few
minutes' haul from tbe mill warehouse.
Water Big ractot . k.
The landing of thia planfatioa lie ia
what might be termed a semi-dry belt,
where a shortsge of rainfall at times
seriously interferes with the .growirig
erop. Owing to thia fact, a tremen
dous sura of money has been expended
in securing sufficient water for f turning
and for ordinary plantation use, more
than sixty miles of flaming having
been constructed for the purpose, and
the mountain invaded to the depth' ef
twelve miles before even preliminary
wnter sources could, be tapped.. The
land being of a porous nntnre much
rainfall is necessary for beat results,
end the recent drought ha done mnch
to retard the 1919 plant erop, much re
planting becoming necessary . ia order
to secure a satisfactory stand. ;
Acreage la Cnm ... - : ,
' the plantafiou baa a little mora than
five thousand acres under. cultivation,
aad as grinding depends largely npoa
the snpply of water for flumlag, the
mill is kept going at interval pretty
much during th entire year,' The out
put for th present season is estimated
to be ia the neighborhood of 6300 tens,
but would have been much more had
the recent drought not been so severe.
The mill ha a capacity ef fifty, ton'
f sugar daily aad withia the past five"
year, auder tbe efficient management
of Mr. George Gibb, mash modern
machinery haa been added to the
equipment. On of the- principal fea
ture in connection with tbe mill ia the
well equipped machine shop which ia a
part of th late machinery isstallcd,
and wherein any ordinary breakage) a
the mill ia. repaired. ..
Stock; JUach incladad
The Waiohinu Agriculture and Cran
ing Company, with a herd of more tbaa
five thousand head of fine cattle, .is
also owned nnd controlled - by the
Hutchinson Company, the thousand of
asrea ef pastor land devoted to ranch,
purposes adjoining the cane land. Th
plantation employes are furnished with
their meat from the ranch at colt,
which amount to about twelve cents
per. pound, the meat beiag dressed and
handled through a local butcher shop
provided by the plantation for the pur
pose. Here, too, ia where the drought
has got in its deadly work, for it ha
so badly cooked the pasture that whjle
there may be a plentiful supply of St
tle, yet there is a decided lack of rattle1
that might be considered ia proper con
dition for the butcher, thus the sup
ply of choice beef has been greatly cur
tailed through the failure of rain. Thia
condition has also had much to do with
the non-shipment of cattle to the Ho
nolulu market. However, the breakiag
'Of the long drought has greatly ipi
: proved the pasture land and the regn
lur shipping will probably be resumed
ia the near future.
The management of tbe rattle ranch'
is in the able hands of K. H. Edward,
who for the, past ten years has Labored
diligently in hi endeavors to attain
the satisfactory results which obtain
Lahor.Well C-ved Tot
Managkr.Qtbb gives his personal at
tention to th com f rt ef his workmen,
providing his skilled labor with separ
ate cottages equipped with every mod
ern convenience aud pleasant surround
ings, while the unskilled labor I
. housed In neat cojtages, surrounded; by
the very Latest in sanitary fixture, Aa
Indication of th contentment ef tkv
labor on this plantation is manifested
in the fact that not more tbaa a done
who Cnjoyed the bonus money qit
their Work. Inasmuch a there are sub
jects hers from all parts of the glob,
just a there are ou other plantations,
yet there seems to be that feeling f
fellowship among tbe employes here,
which applies to both skilled snd un
skilled workmen, that hiss them in' a
kindred of companionship which re-fk-cts
deserving credit on the manage
ment of tbe well regulated iimtituti.
Tbe writer .hua hud the. pleasure of
the hospitality of Maaager aad Mrs.
Oibb, aad Mr. and Mrs. I.: A. ele
Nux, the latter residing in Hilea, in a
home which ia known far and whi
for it genuine, hoapitable portals. ''
Ooaspaay' Official Staff
"fboae responsible for the highly sat
isfactory condition of the plantation
are: Mauagor George Gibb, Head Over-
Six Cent Sugar. Today No- Better
Than Four Cent Sugar Jn 1
Days Before Big War;;
INCkeAko ixTENES " '
' FOUND UPON ALL SIDES
Forty-five Dollars a Ton Greater
Cost of Marketing Is Con
' sidered Conservative
Hjx eett tugar i not nearly so big
as It sounds owing to the largely in-1
creased cost of production ' since the !
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v r, V ,7 Tr ' , t ii?
This the varioha plantation companies
ee very leaty. '' .- . ;,! ' '
Further increase '.la the dost of pro
ducing nnd shipping augar come a a
result of ' anrfouneement mad ' this
" . f L. .
sugar bags. Thia increase ia 6S a toa
on the bag and almost trebles the for
mer freight rate. ; But the cost of bags
in Calcutta ha also been raised so that
the actual i scree se ia vt U consider
ably greater and on th near cost and
new freight basis the bag will eost
the. plantations her not less than 2t
cents each. On May 27 Last th eost
was 1.1.43 cents' each so that in a little
more than six month thia expense ha
been about doubled. Before the war
the eost waa about eight cents so that
for this particular necessity the eoat
has increased more than three time
over. .". ',
It has been said that six cent augar
now is no better than was four to 4ft
cent sugar before the war and Agates
to show, this are .easily obtained from
almost sy .of the' plantatlona. Pro
duction Costs have increased at least
t0 a to, it to claimed,, over the pre
war C6sts.' -In getttag at such increase
the following figure. hav been given
to The Advertiser. -: ,
Bo Cot Jitrin 'j-' .
.. "Beturning vo the. Increased cost of
qags for tbe 'packing of the augar for
shipment , it is foind that 4.1,0 a tea
haa been added, -on of the smaller
addition to cost! that ha com.
4 is estimated, that -the eventy-cight-percent
' bosua paid last year
added a dost '.of 20 a to to produc
tion. During the'comlnj year the bonus
will not be a large , auder th new
rate Arranged and announced by the
Planter Association but they will add
cost of $13 a ton at least making aa
Increase' upon pre-war figures for these
twa item of gl8.ao. . ; ' v
'Fertilizer b an important matter to
th producer for there ia no where mors
than her where it 1 a necessity. Th
large Increase la it eost add gli a
toa- to the eoat of producing sugar.'
Freights to Ban Franese have been
raised front 3 to Z a. ton and to th
Eastern markets by. water t 16 but
little augar is expected to go by water
aad .raot all overland. The railroad
and stamhlp freight for thia routing
it expected to be about '! a ton. As
suming a "fty-BftyM shipping of
sugar to Crockett and to1 the Last aad
addiqj to th 17 rat twenty one cent
and to the 28 rate aixty-six cent for
the bi Us of Uding tax, and dividing hf
two the flgure 1-M3 Is obtained, while
a similar method f flguripg tb old
average rat Vive $S,7o Here is
bos an increase ia freights of A9.19.
For . the four item the iacreaae ia
eat( .t found to-be 38J8 and it .ia
Verr osscn-ative to tar .that the in
crease in. the coat of avorytfet
plaatatiea reqoraabaa added mo
at.03 to thsse costs. . There ijr shown
the IneTCSM of 40 a toa, put it ,1
claimed the iocreaae will be found
nearer at0 than 4.:
Bueh ioor eases are, however over the
pre-war at and1 are not over the
Coat of last year. They wen given to
show a Cpmpsrlson of ait e at sugar
today with four nt ugr before the
'war.-',. ..' '--' ..' ,,!i''
Last Tear Tili'-:rl'
A compared with last ' yar it . will
Se a-fted that bnda puyvtiplt vrilt l
mdaced IS ten. freight lacreasea ara
.!, bkfs $31 ! frftlir, ay,
JSJS6. , Hire U an fnere In costs of
HM anil of her aileaed soU of U
maUrial ased will bring tlgures to not
lea than 19 a toa increase.
The Agures merely enter Into the
eost of production and do not by any
Aieae indicate all the .expenses thai
will nail upon the companies. Where
tha- earning ate within the term of
the so-called "trees Profits' lw a
farther tax will fall upon the eorpora
tioB which will tend to ji till further
materially iocreas the rnet earnings
which may be distributed ampnr the
stockholder in dividends. . '
There matter have all been eonald-'
red by, investors and upos the pew
basis has' Come the lower . price of
augar stock, an adjustment of market
pried to'probsblo dividend, f
A. A. Forsvth. Bee turn Maaager
I. A, il la Nns (II ilea seetion). Head
Bopk keeper F, A. Haeniseh, Assistant
Hoohkeeper L. Forrest, Cugiaeer Patid
Murine, Chemist and Bugar Holler 'V.
Marenlliao,; Fm-IJ Oversesr p. C. Whar
ton, Wharfinger j, Kalobiia and I'bys
iilau Carl Huffman. ; '
' S ' -'.', s-. ,' 'a' ': .', " :
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In Island Fields v
Mainland Is Waking.' totatftf
Laborers On FaYms Ai KJin3
Ned Workerlt JofT!srttatldrt(
Cane Fields' ; - !
Several hundred p-aUtdtioa raBdreN
have left, the lalatodn since the bdhus
were paid and "before fit rtiguf 'drop If
wall under wa a' ahdrtag df bibot la
likely to be fel rn' fH ferr'ltory; Al-,
read? it la felt to -artmu extent In the
ouUide Islaads but haa sot yet kWen
noticeable on Oahu.- . i
With the coming rjf th TllVplrlb
.d portuautmm ubbr ah it rterrturr
of these racea are to be noticed every
year. It ia hard to .got any rare that'
will work aide by side with tHn Fill-
,1" that -race d.
doe not remain'
permanently, . Iruririg the Utter part
of th paaf year several 'hunrtrl of
them returned te their oven Maud and'
bther vvrsnt t -the aiairillinrl..' ' The
RpattiaVd gorierally vrerit to 'fhe ataih
Wnd end a did th roVtUguvaM Who
liavA lft ' . ' , .
V, There is no gettin away frdwi the
ih-t rm? bot r not g1vlwg
full autihf action in -the rlarid4 The
Mbbrtfr H vrorlt kteadlly -0ugh to'
secure' lnasee are uson' ready .t retuVr)
home or jrO .to the analiilnad. The
who do kot aeeure .enougt) 'inot.ey r.
the more nnilmslrable OhMiteat who do'
nat wwrlr Sheadlly and who are ViYjrely
rseaowsible for each, crimes of .violence
as ar cordmitfed . hi . the -Wainita.
ar. . .r. v, , ii
Tdrt . V' . : r
ry . - - . . . 1
Mainland, Waking up
From the mainland tnW is coming
aa Increasing demand for t adniiiOdaiS
of Chinese labor during1 the war"; PPeM'
la the Islands the desire for the air
mission of Chinese labor has been long
er in evidence. About a year ago rep
resentatives of the rle grower went to
the mainland ia aa effort to get some
action from Washington for the ad
mission to the Islands of a limited num
ber of Chines laborers. , Next resolu
tions came up ia the legislature ashing
for their admission. - At no time, how
ever,' hav the augar planters beta" ag
gressively urgent for this but it is dot
unlikely that they mny soon join their
voices with the other who see the need
iftf such laborer.
Even from tbe Paeifle Coast where
first went up the cry under the leader
ship of Dennis Kearney "The Chinese
must go," there in now being consid
ered the advisability of admitting
them Ohce more.- Thia ia witnessed by
the following despatch from Grass Val
ley recently published by a Paclgo
'Const newspaper: '
rrorn AJiu-cuinse up
. "Prisoners of war would be valuable'
addition to the supply of farm la
bor) Chinese labor abonld be im
ported, for the duration of the eon-,
fliet) .wage should be standardised
and the whole situation should be
surveyed, in advance of the 1918
crop, the State Committee oa Farm
Labor announced today through it
chairman, A. L. Wisker. The report
. " ' War prisoners have to be fed In
idleness,, with food shipped from hero
where if put to work oa thia side pf
the Atlantic, they might becr e good,
citizens, at the termination of the
" ' Faraier- are found to bo 'as Ut
terly opposed- a any other class to
the introduction of laborers, regard
less of nationality, who cannot, by'
assimilation, become part of the good
citiienry of the nation,-' provided such
introduction means permanent resi
dence, at a eacrrflre of American stand
ard of Ji ving, but ia the present crisis,
' the iniportatioa of labor of Oriental,
or other nationality' is demanded, and
the Chinese nre pronounced the best
ntted for the worn to be done.
'They should be deported at the
i of the war. and their labor while
here should be so supervised as not to
reduce below a fair and reasonable
point vage paid America labor,' giv.
ing due consideration to the. mainten
ance of the American standard of liv
fog.'!'. Demand I Growing
. From other parts of 'the country coma
similar calls for farm help. In tb
Kaat thsr ha never been any strong
.sentiment against th Chinese a there
waa in tne Wast. Ja that section of the
country littls xsropagaada would baJcuritles before and during' the session
necessary to secure their admission.
Such ( opposition , as remains is iu tb
Wct and in the agricultural sections
; that U breaking up. .
The following resolution has been In
troduced by 8euator UaJlinger of New
HampAire looking toward Chliiesh lm
migration. Bolutl6n: til MUU
"Besolved, that the committee on
agriculture is hereby directed to alak-e-careful
ihvesttgatioh into the advis
ability of recommending legUJation
that will perniU. the importation of
Chinese Into the Cu)td States, , un
der proper restrictions and regula
tious, during the soutlauaiice of tha
Cuba is also looking toward China
for help In its cans fields aud ft will
not be surprising if the-United State
will soon b encearaKiug CIiIm to oa
ter the ranks of farm Ljibor on- tb
maialand a well astbs cane flatdw of
Not Jjmg Xaborera . f
.la thsse Islands' the pfopdnej 3(),00j()
Chinase luborer would ljy no means
'pernmiiCntly solve th .labor' prohlem.
Past eiiwrlenf Baa Shown that While
the first generation would continue ia
fb fields their, children and grand thil-
KOPDSEU DtosTic c:;iTaoL orsuoAR
DOES HOT: WORRY
Row Food Adrriinfstrator, ; WilT
Tteaofr Consumer Directly Is -ot
Tust tHiat wa th meaning of th
Assneiated PrrS despatches from Wash
ington published yesterday 'morning
and quitting FeM Administrator Hoov
er d reeommMd lag to th senate com
mitted Which rs Investigating tb sugar
shorMi! that lthe goternment' shall
buy all raw augar and sell directly to I
. ... j . . .. . -
irne vnwmvr m sot cmr in sugar ex
pert- in Honolulu a wa shown by la
qulries wad yesterday afternoon. It
Is inferred that his purpose 1 to elimln
dt th mlddlvsaati but not to eliminate
th haedlliig Of sugar by th retail
snerehaXt. It W not assumed that hi
purto Is'to on np sugar distribotinr
bureau tin all communities, although
this miani ae bossidi. - i
UP. 11". C. iBagaaa mad a considerable !
atudy 'Of UrjBT UHtributloa ta tha
malnlsnd 'and id whtq aeea yester
day 'that 'In !0y iveat Hoover pro
posed blgf dadrtking. vFor year
tHe TennOra 1iv sought to1 eliminate
the middlemen and only 'recently th
American eu)rar iRnllning Company an
nourlced it would opA ltd Otra -distributing
Btallat -la'(I$rCt -' .'v.- " .
One great trouble wiru th dlaa to
eliminate the shidUleman is that the
retail andrchiint v generally dae the
greater part Of his purohaalng Cd-eredit
of torn eert and1 hah to' have-that credit
extearierl to him by the oti from whom
he pun) has, n has" not always the
bank credit as the niiddlemaa haa. How
ifiv lonninn. win nauaie mis pnase
01 tn afltuatioa' Mr. Hsgens doe not
,fff fhe government can handle the
sngr' distrlbutioa end of the business
effieieaHy and is not too tightly bound
aronrid with red tape, . all well and
good," said a representative of Brew
er and Company, "Of course we
should .like to see a success made of
everyteiiag which the government on-
Market; Strbnjjer, Hlghef.. and
More Active Than For -,
1 v Month? Past f n
Sugar securifies are once more com
ing into -the limelight After lagging
in' interest' in the market and sagging
la , price for many week they have
recently come to the fore in tha tra
action shown in the daily reports of
the Honolulu Stock : and Bond ' Ex-
chaage. There i nothing Jik the vol
ume of business In' thein that was,
shdWn in (ht first half of the year 1916
but for . the pfcst few day the sale
of listed securities hive shown Increas
ed, price have tended to harden and
there, ha been evidence of Increased
Before, during and after the session
yesterday there wa a strengthening of
th local market and this" wa especial
ly to be noted id the "aogara". Kvi
dened of It appear in sales of Ewa at
30, Ohhu at Olaa SVd, Pioneer Mill
30 H and Waialua 24. Further thtin
this there had been' a general mark
ing ,ap of quotations and there are
meri seekers for stock thaa there ar
Other storks that were strong wre
Hawaiian Ilneapple which roo to '!
a share and, ia the unlisted niirket,
Kngela Copper Which sold up to 4.66.
As wa reported in Th Advertiser
yestei'day tha investing public is re
turning to eecurltie of which they
have intimate knowledge from the at
tention whioh It was inclined te give
to mainland securities aad tb say so
of those who advocated the purchase
;pf . such securities. . Uavernewt control
of the railroads 1 largely responarble
for Ahi. ,
A glance at the stock: het of yes
terday show seven different sugar com
pany stocks for which there are bid
higher than tbe last recorded . sale
sail there are eleven where th ask
inn price Is hiirher. Sale of list od -so-
we're 7i3 shares and .after the session
the market continued atrong, active
and higher. '
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AMUSEMENT COMPANY IS
I WCDRP'ORATED ONCE MORE
. Article of incorporation have ben
filed by the 'Consolidated' Amusement
eompany which ' operate the larger
moving picture abuse of th city. Th
company la capitalised at 250,000
divided Into 83,000 shared of a par value
of 10 each, . The term of the incor
poration ia fixed at fifty year and the
privilege to increase the capitalisation
to 1,000,000 is given ia the company's
new charter. .
The Incorporator are Joel C. Cohen,
Arthur Coyne, John H. Wagoon, Al
fred K. Migoon and JJermion M. Ma
goo u. 'The charter under which the
eompany formerly .' operated expired
June -20 having run three years.
dre'n , woulil not, but would enter 'totd
otlier rant or Viusiiiess life for the
t'hlAu have shown tbeiiigelve .denia
ble residents and satisfactory nolghbor
id Hawaii which the Filipiuo are nft
showing. , : 'V . ': .-, . . '
, i-' , . --.', : ; ' .
" ' u - ' '. v " ". . ;.
tMrtake but if Ihl U trlt-d It' will ver-
JMnly -bd.r HrsMneadodaJ roblm.v
Ilbover SevTss to be having hi trouble
now and It would look as if this plan
might add to them although he may ...
have aome plan b.V'whlvh the absolute '
control he advocates would elimiaato ,
some of the preseat diffiealtiea."
UUllSt Old tparuttoat ; , .'.'
It la suggested that ' perhaps' Tloov
er's plan is to-ntilixe the distributing '
department of th refiner with gov-,-ernment
official in . supervision. In ,
this way cheek might readily be kept ,
n where all sugar sold would go. ''
' - Another suggest Ion is that Hoover de-''
sire that th retailer should buy sugar -in
, only such smnll quantities a he i '
able to pay for ia .cash and in that
way have .all dealer under .constant
supervision and direct control, :
Induatry Wot Worried . v V
Bo far a the industry In th Island
I concerned augur sgencies Consider
that it I . Immaterint whether or not .
the raw sugar bo bought by the sugar
commission and sold to the reflner, do "
livered to th reflner for refining at a ,
certain price to the government and -then
distributed by the government, or ,
old, by the grower to the reflner di
rect at a certain price made by th
One thing' is evident from, th de- '
patches, from mainland newspaper ,'
articles and front letters recently re
ceived by local hoosea from the main- .
land.' The sugar brokers see their .
probable elimination at hand and are
lined up to a largo extent against the ..'
food administration, the sugar com- ,
missions and th regulation of th In- - '
duRtry a so far undertaken and some .
of the refiners are equally antagonis- .
tic, a for example Claus Sprockets., .
To ae the opportunity for profiteer-, ,
Ing slipping away, to see their ordinary
business taken from, them 1 not a .'.
pleasaat thing for them to contemplate
and antagonism to Hoover and hi ,"
plans and those of Rolph and hi fel- -low
commissioners are not satisfactory
to them. .-.'.
Ka1f of Bond's Paid Off and Other
Half Refunded At Lower ;,: y
Rater of Interest . ,'
Excellent financial judgement showa. ',
almost a year ago is now saving the
stockholders of the Faclfio Sugftf Mill .,
Compahy 17,000 a year. Action -by
the' directors which brought, tbi about '
was recently approved in a meeting '
of tha stockholder. What the director
were then able to do they could not,,
do now with money tighter and inter-
est rates higher. .
One year ago FaciAe Sugar Mill had .
a bonded indebtedness of 500,000, .;'
bearing six percent interest. Half of ,'
that indebtedness ha been paid off
and all of the bond cava been taken
up, in place there being outstanding a
quarter of a million dollars in eortifl-, '
cates of indebtedness bearing interest
at five percent. , ,
The refunding of the debt of the -Pacific
Sugar Mill Company wa done .'
in this way, it is learned. The com- '
fiany received for tbe old mill which,,
t sold and which waa taken to Japan,. ,.
125,000. To this there was added
00,000 taken from the sinking fund
and 05,000 ia cash from the earnings f.
of the company. Thse three sum '
amounted to 230,000 and with tbi
half . of the old bonded - debt, wa re- .
tired. To retire the rest ,of the bond i
tli ere waa borrowed from the Bishop
Trust Company 250,000, through that
eompany floating fourteen notes which '
bear fiMC percent Inherest. On the
250,000 bond paid off there is now"
being saved 13,000 a year while on the ',
250,000 outstanding in notes there is "
being saved one percent or 2500. It ' '
would hardly be possible at thia time ",
to negotiate a loaa at thut rate of in
terest owing to the changed condition v
brought about by the war.
11,, A. Bcbroeilcr, former secretary to '
Oeorg llOdiek, .formerly Oerman consul
at Honolulu, who Is now in San Fran- V
cisco awaiting tbe sontepoe of the Unit- ;
ed States judge on his plea of guilty to
the charge or violating the neutrality '
of the I'n i ted 'States in favor' of Oer
rnaiiy. has beed dlHiiiisnod from service
With Havkfeld I Co., in Snrt Francisco. '
Si'hroeder Wiih accredited as an employe
of the rariflc Ouano and Fertiliser -
war m the Ban Fram-lard 'Branch.".'
This is a subsidiary compariy of Hack- .' ',
feld te Co. . .; .,
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