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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, April 02, 1918, Image 7

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PLKOFUIIIIED
HAWAlLyi SOCIETY
To, SecurVlncorporation
Charter Under Smaller Cap
italization Defeated
ONLY eIgHT MEMBERS
PREST AT MEETING
Lack of Race Pride Slowly Kilting
Off the Race Is Assertion of
Vice-president Holt
Failure to secure a quorum at a gen
eral meeting of the stock Subscribers
of the United Hawaiian flocietjr called
for lnst'night placed a teinporary'eheek
on a plan which had been evolved by
the officers of the organization to scenre
a 'charter for the corporation -through
a reduction in the amount of capital
stock. Only eight members were prcs
ent. '
With . vote of two-thirds of the
membership of one hundred the 130,000
capitalization contemplated in the first
plana could have been reduced, for
the present, te 10.000 and the necessary
ten perceet of thia amount eonM have
been shown to be already collected, in
order that the ' territorial lawi could
be complied with.
Despite a race situation which, ac
cording to Jamea L. Holt, reveal that
the Hawaiian are spending 48,347,
40 annually for food alone, of which
practically nothing comes back into
Hawaiian hands, there was barely a
imndful of the .membership present last
night, and no meeting could be held.
This was attributed partly to the fact
that the meeting had been set on a
holiday but officers of the organization
also attribute the failure to obtain
quorum to : the hereditary indifference
of the Hawaiian race to vital matters
of race perpetuation. k
Indifference Killing Race
"The Hawaiian people do not realise
that their indifference is their undoing
u,iul that the Hawaiiana ara slowly and
.steadily becoming extinct because their
tace pride.- n not -sufilcieat to stimu
late activity in such matters' as these",
in Id James I- Holt, vice president of.
the society, last night. "I have com-,
piled ' figure' from government statis-.
4'ie wliie,b show Hist, the number of
nduit Hawaiian . males tn the entire
Territory Is. only 14.299. If you figure
that these wage earners provide . for
the. entire Hawaiian population and
that there are that number of families
in the Territory, then the cost of food
is (147,640. Figuring in - the same
Wanner,, ..we ..ftndrf itbat .the . Hawaiiana
siend fi37,50Q a mosth foe poi, and tblsj
all goes to Chinese poi manufacturers,
"The failure of the Hawaiiana to or
ganize for any racial business enterprise
has placed us in the predicament of
having practically, no interchange of
currency among our own people' said
Mr. Holt.
Hope to Get 'Charter j
The plan of the officers of the society
is to secure a charter at the earliest
possible, time in order that work may be
started and ia order to bring; into.thi
endeavor several "influential men "wh
are holding aloof until they have
proof that tao thing ia a going propof
ition. Also,. Mr. Holt says, there afe
many Hawaiians in other parts of tie
Islands who are only waiting until the
incorporation has been perfected. It
in bcilevcd that the society will tie
able to incorporate for more than $10,
' if the members turn out to the next
im'Wintf,N which is now set for next
Thursday niht.
'I'll tit the society can eventually rioh
the original $50,000 cnpital stock is the
bulief of those who are pushing tha en
terprise. Two-thirds of this amount
lius already been subscribed, but only
(1000 baa been paid iu in cash.
W. a. ft. : ,
VAR OFRCE, CHAfeGE
Acting on information furjiisk'ed by
the wife of a Gerinau alien now resi
dent iu the Territory, the Vigilance
Corps is conducting an investigation of
tlie aliened transfer of funds4out of
Mnwnii to Gormany for the us of the
Cermiui war office. , The wife sys that
hlie uinl her husband have separated
mill Unit ho is now a resident of an
cither island. The agency , through
vhom such funds could haie been
I rnnsferred to Germany is the prinei
I a I focus of the investigation) which is
now under way. It Is not yet establish
ed in wli.it u aoner this was lone.
W. I. 8.
BOY SCOUTS TO PARADE
ON WAR'S ANNIVERSARY
The Tlov Scouts 'iU parade on the
morning of April 6" War Anniversary
I'hv" in ndvame of the ceremonial
nl Kort aul Kiur, streets at tdn o'clock.
The Hi-out Troops are orriere.l to rs
Mi'inlile at the Armory at line o'clock,
fully uniformed ami ejuipeil, and
then, preceded by the biiiile and drum
i iirpH, will pnrade the principal stroes
luirini; 1 'M' ceremoiiv tlify will take
i rupcr stutioiis at the street interstw
lion, and afterwards maty will stu,rt
the eiuiipaign to sell Thrift Hi sin pi.
w. s a. -ff,
TAKE OAEE OP YOUK8ELF.
If you want a clear hciid and good di
I'oxTbin you must not kit your bowels
I I'l iiiiie clogged with iiolsouous waste
i .mi the body, as is klways the case
" 'i n you become constipated. Proper
t ... . I jilt ii I in n .1 u nM nl mru 111, m n.l titanlu
, '' , I'M, 1'ir i xercise sJiimld keep your
I ,, ill rcgulur. Wbmi that fails you
I ir ' I li ke nitJ(rliiirr 'S Tablnta.
Yli,' i uu-ir M ui'lltle illio
I - :nul lire easy ai
I - I hi- sale by no do
,' i.i.tli & Co., agents or l
iiti-ie a nt'ntle iiiioveiiient of the
i :inl lire aanu aixl tilcasaut to
lealers. tiensou,
Hawaii. Advt.
mi tun
t ,1
FUNDS SENT TO HUN
,:::.( -
'''iYi' St vjf'
EST OF. -
: Sp KAOEj
! Well Known f lumber Is Accused.
of Connection . With Smuggling;
I v : obta Bailed v ;j
MlDAR
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K. ojlwara,; well kaowa and well Two years after it was decisively es
to Ao Japanese plumber, with a' shop tabltshed opium in large quantities was
located, at tl Beretania Street, was. being brought into Hawaii in sampans,
the second arrast made yesterday in tha J
drive against illicit importers of big
quantities of opium to Honolulu which
are. landed if sampans 'after the drug
is east adrift in buoyed packages or
boxes from aieamers coming here from
Japaa. - - i
. .The first Irrest was made oa Friday
morning afer Koger Taylor, deputy
collector. Inf.' charge of the inspector,
and Inspectors Gilbert McNieoll aad
ii. Miller had secured evidence alleged
o' Implicate S. Obata, captain 6f a
Japanese Inking sampan, which was
eixed by the customs staff aud ia sow
held la tile possession of the govern
ment f! , , ,
1 FirJIwarl's connection with the opium
smugglings of which Obata is accused,
ias opt been given out in detail, al
though lt),wss admitted yesterday that
hi arrevf for investigation waa the re
mit Of tie same information which led
,o the afreet of Obata. -
Knit wlrs waa arrested on a United
State commissioner 's warrant and i
held ' ffr investigation at the Oahu
Prison. A
ObaU feia BaU
Through bis attorney, Oeorge Davis,
fata erured his liberty yesterday,
when fee was released after furnishing
a bond of 12500.
' Customs mcp engaged in working .tap
'be evidence, which It is hoped wilfput
a enA to the bringing of opium here
n larjge ahipments, in which a well or
raniriu and largely capitalized but is
aid lo be ngaged, still believe they
will find from 150 to 200 tin which
)batja is accused of landing.
It la estimated that the opium, for
arhieli a sarh ia being made, a well
ia for all the .persons responsible for
ts ahlproent here, is worth from $35.
000 to i.15,000.
. Some hop was expressed yesterday
by one of the Inspectors engaged oa
the case that tha opium would be found
today.
CHILDMSHIS
' MWTMSIAflD
Bays There Is Glut on Mainland
, ' Which Does Not Exist Hers
'Many people have suggested to me
that we' put ia operation a bread ra
tion, or stop the sale of flour alto
gether, and others' have suggested that
we get busy and use more riee, raise
more sweet potatoes as substitutes,"
aid J. V. Child, . food Commissioner
yesterday. "We have acted on none of
'hese suggestions.
"Some of the grocers are rather in
clined to the 'no flour' idea, as it
would eliminate much of the trouble
about flour selling, and naturally, it
would be a conservation of the supply
which would matterlaMy aid the troops
over seas.
"There are numerous incident to
thow how people are still attempting to
evade their responsibilities in buying
substitutes as for instance a Japanese
who went to the .Bonakaa store and
'ked for a certain number of bags of
flour as well as a certain number of
bags of rice. All he wanted waa the
rice, not the substitute, for he gsve
the scheme away. The flour was in
tended for a woman residing in the dis
trict, who was not procuring any sub
stitute whatever.
"The price of rice will not go up.
The dealers are permitted to sell only
t a certain profit. I keep a check
upon all rice receipts of the dealers.
They send me their imports, the num
ber of bags and pries paid, and thia is
over the Arm signature, authenticated
by an attorney-in-fact, I am sure
there will always be plenty of rice.
"Hawaii ia the only part of the Uni
ted States that will not accord with
Food Commissioner Hoover's suspen
sion of the ' meatless days' for a month.
Upon the mainland there was a glut
it the amount of meat, due to' the tie
ip in transportation through weather
conditions. Therefore, thia meat woulJ
','0 to waste and the '.meatless days'
were suspended.
"In Hawaii we have not an overplus
of meat. By continuing our 'meatless
days' we are conserving. If we ate
all the meat offered now, we might,
later on have to purchase from the
mainland, and it would bo at main
land prioes, and the prices here would
go up materially;
"The Island meat grower are tak
ing every means to increase the sup
olv. but will not be able to keep It up
unless we eontinue to observe the
'meatless days' as usual."
, W. ft. a.
The plantations of the Territory have
undertaken on a considerable scale the
iucreasiqg of food produstion by 'the
.. m 1 m
throav.ng open of land for the ra.mug
of cmps, is the statement! made by
John Watt, .special agent of the food
commission who has just returned from
a partial survey of the situation.
Mr. Watt saya that hundreds of
acres heretofore idle have been placed
at the disposal of agriculturists and
that these "are W -yielding a large
food supply. The investigator will
ImSVI, BiWin tnr KsilBl aliA k. mrdl
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cheek up the efforts made by plant-
tions.
v'isi.
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HAWAttAW. GAZETTE TUESDAY,
OPIUM SMUGGLERS
Mil
Arrest of Japanese F
Seizure of Sampan First Step To
Smash Ring, Customs Men Say
after being cast Bdrift In buoyed pack
ages from transpacific stesnrlers near
tha 'islands, and after the following of
a descriptive clue for a week or ten
days, three members of the ciutoms
staff yesterday morning made the first
arrest and the first seizure of a fishing
sampesD as the initial step in a series
of arrests and seizures which it ii eoh
Silently predicted will eliminate even
tually the Jlllcit Importations of the
drug in big shipments.
Just aa confidently the customs in
spectorsf and deputies detniled on the
desetlptive clue say that the arrest
yesterday is going to lead to the dia
vrv of cached opium valued at. from
25,000 to 38,000, which was taken
from the aea, landed and hidden by
those implicated in the latest, big irri
oortatlou to Hawaii from Japan, from
where moat of the drug la placed aboard
steamer bound for Honolulu and other
American 4orta.
" A. Obata, a Japanese fisherman, and
captain of the eipht or ten snmpans
named the Tenjin Mara, but with dis
tinctive marks for each so named, war
'he oa arrested, questioned and booked
for Investigation by the customs men
ad other federal authorities yesterday
mtsrniug,
1 With him when he was arrested were
taken into custody six Okinawa snilori
who were employed on Obata 's sanpnn,
but they were all released after they
nd their captain were questioned a
h district attorney's office,
ftaoipaa Za Seised
' Immediately following Obntn 'a ar
restj his sampan, which has Urn unde
Custom's surveillance since arriving
hero three days ago after a ten days'
abseaeo, was aeieed and placed under
federal 'control.
" Obata is -reported to have protestei'
bis Innocence of opium smuggling, but
he customs staff are said to have In
formation which implicates him and
other in an attempt to iniiort aM dis
lose of one of the largest qunntitiei
tver. shipped direct to Hawaii since an
aexaMon. ,
: This same source of information wil1
alaq lead them to where from I'lO'to
S00 tins of the poppy dope are hidden
't-la aeserted. The discovery and the
visor of this large quantity of opium
tan be momentarily expected, it in
also said. .
Suspicion, almost Certainty, is ex
pressed that the same hui of illicit ini
porters are involved in this small for
'line ' vebfure 4s the' one which failed
by a small freak successfully to get
;nto the Islands nearly 15,000 worth
of the highly valued "chicken" opium,
which was discovered by Hawaiiana on
he Oar A Robinson ranch on the Island
of Niihau early in February.
The opium, of which there was sev
nty three tins, with the trademark of
he makers at ifacao, the Portuguese
'nncessioa. about twenty mile from
Hongkong, China, printed on the label.
-i'tod ashore in tws fork buoyed
boxes oa thf west side of Niiliau Isl
mil after it had been thrown overboil H
'rom a steamer coming to Honolulu
from Japan.
Ouly the fact that the cork buo
within the box did not have sufficient
buoyancy t keep ihe box afloat above
lie water ia believed to have prevented
t from being picked up by a sanipnn
which was seen to cruise up and dowi.
iff the Niihau coast, for three or four
lavs after the passing of a steamer
with the sampan crew evidently en
paired in searching for some object.
"plum Brought to City
The Hawaiiana who found the opimi'
'otified the ranch foreman on the
other side of Niihau, who later notified
'lis employers, Gay s Robinson. From
he Niihau ranch ownere word was sent
'o Honolulu-of the discovery of the two
boxes and United htates Marshal J. J
Sniidily went to Niihau und brought it
o Honolulu.
Subsequent to the discovery of this
'are amount of opium aud evidence of
iow it was plunued to get it into the
Islands at a marketable point, a detail
of the customs staff has been devoting
much of its time to attempting to cap
ture the importers who were shown to
be working with such a large capital
at their command, which indicated a
well organized band of smugglers.
Ten days ago information reached
the iusiiectors that another large ship
men t was bound for Honolulu and the
net to catch the ainugglera was tight
ened. Just how the nret step was ef
fected would "sou ml like the movies,"
if described, said oue of the customs
staff yesterday.
Without giving out the details of
how this waa learned, it is said the nav
igators of the sampan sunt out for
the second big shipment of opium had
intended to land at a certain isolated
aud infrequently visited Island bay,
where. a trap was set to catch the smug
gling band "with the goods" with a
squad of armed inspectors aud deputies.
Sampan Is Warned ,
In some mysterious manner, the anm
pun, although still at sea after pick
lug up the opium, waa notified, perhaps
by light signals at night, of the trap
iaud it failed to enter the bay as ex
pec (mm! .
Undismayed by this failure, the cus
turns nieu detailed on the work deter
mined to ascertain the uame and num
ber of hiiv snuioan which failed tn re
1 turn to Honolulu at the end of the
I usual period, iu the meantime getting
" description of the suaiected boat,
'which ed them to au interested party,
j t0,M (M. illtMe.U(t prtv '"wu('
Ruined the names of others interested,
1 Honie of whom were bitter towards the
unvigator of the saiiiian sent for the
01 ium as toev had not been told of the
reasons for the sampan failing to land
the drug where first expected,
Those iu the hui' who thought thev
hnd been beaten out of their share in
the opium profits furnished additiounl
ii.nr,.int..n Ha , Vt 1 ..... ......
.'. ..,.'- ,u . .liai'l', IVIl", t-VI'll
more than a customs mail somewh.-it in'
..their confidence had beeu able to gu.u
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PA VL IlL ADnLvVF fit
umuul ui m loi ut
ishermanandPassenrjer Accused of Seditious
Talk and Member of Boston ,
, CreW In Toils on Coast
Supplementing original investiga
tions msns n Honolulu by navy In-
, ..til ... A A nffUaH I I . . '...: . Al.l
.-.. v win. i f.ruiii, wuiym
carpenter who 'passed through here a
Week ago last Friday as a passenger oa
the steamer Eouador, mnl John Kee
nan, a fireman of the shipping board
steamer Boston, were arrested yester
day in Han Francisco on presidential
warrants by secret service men. A
despatch ia that effect wn received
by ne Advertiser last night front The
Associated Press.
Zerrltt Is charged. with seditions talk,
of which he wa accused by other Baa
aengers when the steamer arrived her
rruul japan, and which caused the
navy intelligence officers to take him
'rtfo enatodv and detain him until the
Ecuador sailed for Sun Freneise. '
The 8a Francisco secret service men
did not disclose the charge - made
arat th Boston rlrcmea, according
to The . Associated Tress despatch.
American BoWirvik
Zerri'.t, suspected ,f being atf
"American Bolshevik ", was formerly
in the crew of th American steamer,
Roaowood, wbieh was sold to French
Interests 4 u the Orient. From the Ori
ent be booked passage to the States
as a Cabin passenger on the Ecuador,
and it waa during the voyage to Ho
oolulu that be txeited the anger' aad
suspicion of the Americnn passengers
aboard by alleged disloyal uterances.
The passengers quoted li'm as saying
that all governments were equally bail,
and that the war was only for the
ourposo . Of making more millionaire.
The assertions were reported to have
been made In the steamer smoking
room with no attempt made, to conceal
his opinions. -
. Zerrltt carried papers which repre
sented hint to be of Bussiun birth, but
in American b naturalization.
. After he waa given a gruelling el
imination here. a,od detained overnight,
be waf released,' the explanation being
made that' h la Utterances were sociaC
isttc rather thaij ffasonable.
Ia feoetoo Firema
' Keens q'ia believed to be one of the
Boston flremoii under surveillance here
kftet tat;atearaor wns discovereil-to
have three Industrial Workers of the
W,orld in herrcrew, and four others- aus
peted .of aimifar affiliations and Jie
Tie't. ' ' ; ; , - i.
The surveillance of the Boston ail-'
ors in Honolulu - resulted because the
ship put in here with unexplained en
gine trouble, and because her frssh
water tanks had keen drained and
filled with salt water. Even while in
port here the vatev.taake were drained
a second time- and' salt water substi
tuted. -
The investigation, of the. Boston crew
was made at the Mm e time the erew
of the steamer Haerameato, waa under
going a similar ordeal A fireman,
lohuson, of (he Sacramento ') now held
here for trial by the federal author i
tie on a charge ,of making seditious
talk in a local snloia. '-
Keenan may be held on a aomewhnt
similar charge, or it may have been
ascertained that ho was implicated in
a plot to damage aqd delay American
shipping.
. w. a. a. - -
PACIFIST TALK IS
Preaching pacifism and thereby galn
inp the displeasure of the United States
government, Dr. William l. ttobinaon.
f New York, who is said to have
visited Ilonol'ilu and the volcano lust
summer, ia under arrest in the metropo
lis. He is said to have been an advo
cate of peace at any price." Part of
lis advocacy is summed i.p in one
nf his statements aa follows!
"We have iiu moral right to murder
a million of our children in order tn
save a million French and Britlhh chil
dren, for we luive no right to force
anybody to sacrifice his life for the
life of another. Hut wo-TO thaa this,
in sending an army of tour sons to
Frntice we are not doing Faance a
service. We are encouraging her to
persist in a war whieh even with out
side ii id cannot but proves if long con
tinued, auicidnl fur her.'' ' '
w. a. a.
FIVE PERCENT TOBACCO
NOW USED IN GERMANY
AMHTKKDAM. March. luVfAsaocia
ted I'resa) --flcrmiin smokers have just
beeu oHiciully informed that aqy niit
tore will be regarded as tobacco pro
vided the proportion of tobacco form'
more than five percent of the total.
K .. .
ii neaiiy u vein liiuo, ail or wincn
'e.l to the first arrest aud sampan sei
'ire yesterday, with others to follow
when ooporlunc, and after the big ship
in e n t of opium is safely iu the posses
sion of United Htutea authorities.
Oespite the surveillance under whirl
many of the finliing sainpsns have be'i
Uept during the past two years, it ir
nid that the Obaia sampan was tin
trst one ever taki-u possession of b
'he customs iiicii.
Collector r I'liil.lni gives Uie credit
ror the gnlheriiig of the evidiun-'
ig-iiiist t he snuipan captain and the e i
ili'in c i i I -it I i nt; other iersona iu th
opium hui to (iillieit McNieoll, custom
nt-pertor, and Hover Taylor, a , depot
ollectiir. These two were also assiste I
by Inspector t". Miller.
Wartime surveillance of ocean craft
'y the iinvy authorities is also asserted
by others to have materially aided the
customs men in their successful drive
against the opium smugglers. The can
tion exercised in preventing or attempt
tug to discover the means used for com
miinicating wiMi Hermans, brought out
. I'llllll
mnnv iisctii! tacts which pointed to
the opium hui, at one time thought to
bo iu the pay of uliru enemy ageuttt.
MWMAVK PKf V.
DOUBT PERMANENCY HAWAIIAN BEAMS SHIPPERS CHARGE :
OFCONCRETE SHIPS WINNING THEIR WAY -IRE Mil SMALL
British; Jdlirrial Thinks Such Con
8tcucti6n Temporary War .
time Expedient
The concrete slpp's usefulness Is
limited to the present i.rlod oj ab
normal shipping c m!it ;o unless radl
ca, ,ad unexc;ed ini lov -menta It,
deslffi ' produce a much nm efrlcicnt
Vessel than can now be c,ia-, rtactOd,
la tfle cencliision reached hy the l.lvef
pbtil JonrunI Of Commerce, ft is 'liflB
Ciilt (o forsee the time v hen the con
crete vessel rill ,c a renl competitor
of the steel vessel, snys the paper.
In an nrMHe discussing the situation
It is. stated:
' "It is a. well known fnct that orders
have been placed in this country for
tSnnvAnita .if trtns nf i..nr.i .-..u.l.
principally aoo propelling bargca aqd
.uk. yu.er countries, litably Hwcden
and, Norway, haye also pml consider
able attention, to concrcto ibip construe
Hon '' ponaepiently many people talk
etiblf "Of after the war l o'wpetitjon be
tween the steel and the reinforced con
crete, skip, arguing that the present
rapio grow t a of the concrete ship
building industry proves its genera)
Utility. To such persons the follow
ing points may be of some interest:
''Concrete is being used for ships
solely because it is vitally necessary
11-A 1 II. . . "
mil vycr uesirauie means 01 inereaa
Intr our tonnage shall be f nil v develon.
ed. Durfng a period i.f scarcity ef
jteel and skilled workers in steel con
crete enables toe ship designer to ob
tain- greater deadweight per ton ef
itet'I Worked into the struct nre. ami it
also renders possible the employment
0( a nqw class of labor. Ho. far as
ship construction ia concerned concrete
ia poetically an untried material, aad
the risks involved in its use are only
justified by ihe present turnings aifna
Totfflg the Dominant r actor
VO the other hand, it can he said
suiter deliberately and without foar Of
eetradietion, that concrete is not. be-
rng need because it is more economical
and eOie.h-at than steel, or oii ftceoflnt
6f He greater life and reliability. Com
meVeleJ Considerations are, not even of
secondary, importance. The; need for
tjoqaage overpowers all other .factor
in' the 'situation. A few year after
the war' ia over a new level, of ton(
merctai' eompotition will probably be
fairly well Bb,lished, and iflthe eou
Crete shlr is to become1 a permanent
marketable ' article is will have '.to
ciemonstrate its efeiPoy , the harsh,
nnyielding tight of open competition,
unaided by artificial eircumstnnves. 1
'"Ai it present deaignd the light
weight of the beat of the reinforced
concrete veaaels'is considerably greater
than thatof a'rteel vessel of the same
dimensions', ' Consequently the dCad-
weigni carrying capacity is lees, and
there is practically no difference in the
present drat eort of the; two types, the
onit cost of transportation per ton
deadweight ia greater for the concrete
vessel than for a similar sire steal ves
sel. Hence, the concrete Vessel is not
at present a likely Competitor with the
sreoi vessel under normal conditions.
"The question, of reliability is slso
'nmrotent, although It is somewhat
'ifirnlt to discuss, as the comparison
:s between the known and the practical
'v unknown. True is it that Lloyds
Register of Hhipping has seen fit to give
those vqsaeJs, built to their require
ments, the recognition of an' experi
mental class; but, as one of the ignor
ant hut interested, speaking to others
In similar situations, the opinion may
be expressed that the vibration of ma
chinery in k concrete vessel will tend
to displace jileces of gravel, in the con
i rete, and pitting will result. If this
actually occurs, then. further research
will be necqssary, with the view either
'f producing a more homogeneous aud
less easily disintegrated material, or
nf discovering aome means of, binding
the concrete. Time alone will, reveul
the true state, of affairs In this particu
lar direction,
"It may be urged Jor the concrete
ship that the whole subject ia, in the
niliryonic state, and that experience
will undoubtedly result in improve
ments both lo the design of these ves
iel and io the nature and properties of
the material employed.
"This is extremely likely, but it is
lifficult to foresee the. time when the
oncrete ship will be capable pt carry
ing the same amount of .cargo as a
tcel ship of tha same dimensions, or
alternatively will embody such advan
tages as will compensate for some net
'1'iirv Iobb of deadweight.
"Therefore, the only conclusion
vli icu can at present be drawn ia that
the commercial life of the concreto
vessel is likely to be limited to the
js'riud pf abnormal, freights, -unless
Irnstic and unanticipated Improvements
n design produce a much more efficient
vessel thau caa bo constructed at pres
ent. "It is worthy of note that the in
'rixluctioii of concrete- built ships is a
eduction of the normal progress of
volution in industry. The stone age
s ho remote that it is probably the
hi best of whieh any record exists, yet
icre we are in the scientific twentieth
eiitury utilising stone for shipbuild
nn for the first time."
w. a. a.
SAYS BOOTHBY "CRABBED"
Because of alleged actions on the
niirt of Kditor Boothby of the t'.-rden
'slaud, on Kauai, Federal Food Admin
istrator J. V. Child has, written a letter
ii his assistant A. Hebard Case asking
that the affair be brought to the atten
t ion of the owners of the paper. Mr.
''lid refers to the action as unpatri
otic, and saya tbnt he hoMa the pro
rietors of the paper will take action.
Mr. Boothby is accused of having walk
ed out of a hotel because he couldn't
I'ct what he wanted to eat on a "less"
day.
w. a. a.
CONTRAST FOR SHIPS
I.ONDOV, March lfl ( Associated
I'ress)- Norwegian ship owners have
nntmcted with British shipyards for
simi.OIMi tuns of shipping, to be begun
immediately after the war.
i - . i
Popularity on Mainland Grow
and Many Will B Shown At
Coming Territorial Fair
By J. M. WTE8TOATB
The demand for Hawaiian grows field
beans is incrensing as their quality be
comes better known on the mainland.
Wflthin the pot month heavy shipments
of the locally grown beans hsve been
made to the mainland and these have
been purchaaed by eastern agencies.'
The forthcoming fair offers an ex
cellent opportunity for visitors to be
come acquainted with the beat types of
'osflv erown bean.. It ia hoped thet
authentic yields can be posted along
wua me entries in order that thia im
portant consideration can be given due
weight in determining the variety to
be selected for nlnnting on the field
scale. The exhibits are planned to show
comprehensive collections from the dif
ferent Islands of the ataadard market
varieties of beans, and entries will .al
so be accepted of numerous braa well
known varieties which bean enthusi
asts may wish to bring to the atten
Mnn of the public.
Ribbons for Children .
In order to facilitate interest in been
production on the part of tha school
children, ribbons will be awarded for
the. best half pound sample raised by
any school child, any public school u
Sy any private or endowed school.
, The (Hfficultiea which the bea
growers face are usually those et prov
iding the proper fertilisers and th
control of the di sen sea aad insects to
whica the beans are Subject. It Is
planned to have brief printed iaforma
'ion giving consideration t -these
problems which every practical beSn
grower must meet and solve before he
can succeed in the production pf this
valuable food crop. . -
The following is the list of Divisions
which have been provided for. to date
iq connection with the Territorial Fair:
Class X Field Beans Jdry, ehslUd
nroduct. used for culinary purposes).
J. M; Wstgate and J. El.Higgin In
Charge! -' , nv'
DivisJoa A -Best ? lbs. Man! .Bed:'
.Pivlaion B Best 5 Ifajs, Calico-' '
' Division C Beat 5 lbs, fthelled Lima.
Djvialoa D -Beat 5 ibe. White Navy.
Diviaioq R Best 3 lbs, Martha Wa
iqgton (birge white nave) . .;',,
. Di vision F Beat ekflfection. of 8 ,oi
iHoJ-etyeVistie .ef .the-.qbove. t ;
Piv'mion. O" Beat aollsctjon. of A, or
more varieties not in .'general cultiva
tion and not in any of the above, I lb.
aeh. . ,
Division II Best collection Of new
tnd -standard varieties of beans, one
mlf pound each! i '!.. .;.
. Division I Best one half pound of
Kentucky Wonder beans or any other
variety raised and exhibited by aay
tchool child.
Division J Best one-half pound Ken
tucky Wonder or any other variety
nised and exhibited "by any public
ichool. "
Division K Best one-balf pound
Kentucky Wonder or any. other vari
ety raised and exhibited by any private
.r endowed school. ' ' v
Separate divisions and awards will be
provided for any other commercial va--ieties
in flve-pxiund lots by two or
nore exhibitors.'' Upon special request
he committee will -consider the es
lablishment of other divisions.
HERE, AVERTS CANTIN
Deposit of SuitahlQ Gravel Avail
able ' -u.
The fact that Honolulu should not
be dependent upon Importations of
Portland cement for ita rpad work has
been made plain by City Engineer A.
-i. Cautin in a statement Issued yester
day which shows that suitable gravel
for cement making in available with
in a mile and a half of Honolulu.
This gravel pit, according to the
analysis of the material made by the
,-iiy engineer's department, contains an
ample supply of a mixture that is prac
licully the same as the grsvel which
has made the Portland eement famous.
"All the ingredients which go to
make up the Portland eement ara to
be found in the deposit I have locat
ed, lie saiil yesterday. "I can see
no reason why cement should not be
manufactured here." i Cement now Im
ported coats $5 per barrel
w. a. a.
HAWAII IS LIKELY. TQ
WAIT FOR SECOND CALL
There is no likelihood the call tn
fill the "emergency draft" of Do,00'l
from Hawaii, will ever be made.
I'unfflcial advleee from Washingten
are to the effect that Hawaii will qot
be affected by any draft calls until the
issuance of the tee OIK draft announce
mint from Washington, and although
Hawaii has not been called upon so 4ur
tor the " first-quota", she will be re
i uired only to give the required number
oi the second call.
W. a. a.
NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS
OF SOLDIERS INSURED
Seventy two percent of the United
Siaic uriuy forces stationed on Oahu
h.ie taken out war risk insurance, the
toial running juat over $.12,000,000, in
denting that when the provisions of
the insurance act were understood both
ollii crs and soldiers were quick to trke
advantage of the liberal opportunity
i ll. red by Uncle Sinn. Hhniibl a sol
.Li" who carries insurance meet with
,l,.nli. or disability, his family is pro
v i b it t n by the insurance, to be paid
hi in 1 ailments, monthly, over a I nig
i ei in. I nl' ve.Br.
DEALERS FOR FRUIT
Would Be Purchaser Goes Shop
ping and Saves Eighty-five
Cents on Bananas Bought
FOOD COMMIsilOM WILL
SEEK LICENSE POWER
Purchasers At Market Pay Cent
a Pound and Must Deliver;
Higher Than In Campaign
It has been cheaper, not considering
the time lost in the proceeding, for a
baker who desired ripe bananas for
bread to ahop around and boy them bv
the dozen from small dealers thaa to
pay the price which the growers, whi
were Helped ont of the hole by the
"Eat a Banana Campaign . nought te
exact through the marketing division.
Proof ef this was given at the division
tn rrulay afternoon.
A man came In te buy ripe banana.
Tha box he was offerwd contained fifty
six rtor.en. He refused to pay two cents
n pound and went shopping. He
bought more thaa thirty dozen and, oa
weighing up the purchase and tboae
offered to him by the marketing dirt- .
ion, round ae had saved about eighty
five cents. He could have duplicated
he ' quantity the box contained for
about a dollar and a half lees than the
Iivlsion, on behalf of the growers,
wngbt to obtain. The email dealer. ha I
been able to buy aad ripen the preen
ruit, and paid the grower a profit on
hat green trait and had made hie own
nrofit besides, yet he had undersold th
bannna erowere to whose reu the
people of lionolula i came when they
ntthostastieaiiy . eotereil upon a cam
paign to make tke banana Ropu'ar at
heme.; -. -
Bakery to Oct Fruit 1
It was reported' yesterday afternoon
tat Love ' Bakery;' had succeeded in
making aa arrangement to secure the
bananas It require to continue 'baking
banana bread,' - Thie doe not alter the
mtit .4tl lliajliM.ii. -
is sought to rata, th rlcot tip ba
nanas to the. baker, clvfHqn and armV,
and thp arm y auli not 'etBiid for the
'MtMto -tn(Vt6npe4 bbyincj bnnnnaa
frm' tnoMe gfdWar-Hlkirrier. is' ter
hape th better word--troogh the Ter
ritorlalMarttetlng' DivWion, . . :
; J.'K.,ntlef,;,oj;hevyigitanere Corps
banana 6nTmrtte. who 'Wae an inde-
'atigaVife, .Werker - during' the ' banana
campaign, naiS over the telephone last .
vening he would not give a statement
rue on i wuuiu give in Anveriiaer ttj 1
tatement today for publication on Bun
lay morning. He agreed that the ban
ana shippers had sought to raise the .
price of ripe fruit for bakcra, t double)
-.lit, ,r mtv vvvr ww'l4ifv wrv KWU w
.... .k... .. Hte.vi. .LI v. '
Relative to the email consumer he sug
,'estcd buying thirty-five cent bpnekee
it the Territorial Marketing Division,
even if one had, to hire some one to
leliver them at a coat of from' twenty
five to fifty cents additional. "This
means that amount more than waa paid,
for the fruit delivered during the cam
paign. ! - ;' ' ' " ;,
rood Commisston, to Act
The ' Territorial, TooJ CommiMon - in
preparing to take th matter of ship
ment and home supply up with Washi
ngton and te request that licensing
if bauaaa export to the mainland be
placed with thai. body so aa te InsOre
an adequate supply of the best, fruit
for horn oooauiaptlon before it will
ermit exports to be made. This wa
old by William IL Uoogs of the eom
iniaaion last nigh.
Conilition were. a show by The
Advertiser, Mr.. Hooga sail I. and evea
worse, in sows respects, thaa has yet
rteea ahown, t
w. t. a.
WE
TELLS OF SHIPS
Details of Arrangement With
lapan Are Still Mors Fully
. . Announced
W ASHINGTOWk March 89 tOffiel
al) .The war trade, board today issued
an important statement on the American-Japanese
agreement on steel and
ships, in part ha follows:
"Negotiations between the United
States and Jaria,neae. shipbuilders have
resulted ia agreements for the pur-(
base of 12 Japejiewe chips of about
10,000 tons dead, weight capacity which
fill be added to the United HUUe
shipping boon fleet within a' few
months, All these vessels ere Urge and
modern steamers of 6000 tone or more
except one," None is more than two
years oM. ". They will be delivered at
American ports beginning not Inter
than May and delivery will be finished
in September v .
"The remuneration will be oa a scale
of progresaively higher rates pe ton
pavable according to the month of de
livery as a premium on eirly delivery.
"In return the war, trade board has
agreed to deliver to Japanese ship
builders a eorreeponding amount of
steel for shiubuildlPi;, ton for ton.
Further negotiations are In progress to
secure from Japanese shipbuilders i'OO,
000 additional ton, of Construction in
return for steel."
w. a. a.
CALL IS REPORTED
A report whieh reached hero vester
day from Hilo, stated Ihnt Key. Oeo-ge
l.aughton. pastor of the Firet Foreign
Church of that city, had received a call
to join the First Coairregatlennl' Church
of --Riverside, California. Although
Kev. I .ft light no huS teflia-'d to dMv or
a m rm the reMrt It is declared by his
fueuda in Hilo that he will accept.
WAR
BOARD
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