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HAWAIIAN GAZFTTR' ! FRIDAY, APRIL 5. 1918
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Stock ,Qn. Hand Increases Forty
; perctnt'ln Month Jand WiH '
. Pile Up Faster
LITTLE SHIPPING FOR
APRIL ISi NOW SEEN
Movements For . Last Month
Were Large But did Not
Check Accumulations
Bagar ,U rapidly piling up ' the
warehouses. Latt month movement of
sugar on the face of the reporti ap
peared to bo considerably Rotter ami
!.. mtrm tetter than there io reason
to expect '"' b aaanthj ut,
notwithstanding better shipping fa
cilities, there hat been a. largo growth
In the stocks on hand that wre await
ing ahipment. The increase during
Jtarr-h woo more than forty percent
and there i now on hand and waiting
for shipment more than 47,000 tonl of
agar. .
tteports to tho shipping board rep
resentative hfre by the various agen-
fctet of the amount of augar. awaiting
shipment as of April J ohow a total of
47,106 toftt. On tho flrat f Marth the
augur waiting shipment was about 38,
000 tons, an increase for tho month of
tfearly 14,000 tone. '
v Shipments to dat am approximate
ly 140,000 tons of sugar or bout twenty-six
nd two-thirds percent of the
estimated erop. There has been ground
and sharped or is held ready for ship
ment when spare is available more
than thirty five, percent- the esti
mated eroD. Shipments last year to
April 1 were 189,730 torlt so that so,' son. Neither is
far as a comparison of shiptnenU goes of all kinds of
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bfibkAWA1!1 fUNNEL 6orin;i httt ffeehi. Here art ihown parti Of lh syitem that will
furriiiH' 50.000.1000 eallbnt ol water daily t Pioneer Mill Company .v Abovfc. it ahown the
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InvetfiflatiOri Show Product To
Be Arfto'ttfj the Cheapest of
All Food Stuffs
N.EW ORKAXS, Mareh 2 An in
vestigationief .tie cost of various sta
ple artiirei 6t fld eonJaete.1 by 8?r
tAary Joe fi Chaffe of the Ameriraa
Cane growers' Association, Kss brought
put pome .iaterest)ag eomparisuns. The
inquiry takee aeconat of tbs aivai:ea
in t.rie that have oeeurred lurng
the past year an l, shows, that, white j
sugar inoreaseil oniy iu.tw nerceni, inr
average advance tn nine other staples
avarage( 4S.51 jrrent.
Comparativa rigniaa",
The figures Ued .in this eompsrison
were rtbtaineil by examining lon:i fide
price lists isue.l February II,
airfl February 12, 1917, by one of the
late"" wholesal grocery houses in
New Orleans for, the Information of
its traveling salesaionv They show the
following advene ee: , Meat, 5:U2 ier
eent lard, 66.17 jxreent; butter, Sii.Hfl
percent; ebeese, 81.67 percent; cod
fish, 75Ji8 percent: flour, 26.4J percent;
oornmeaj and frits, 91-86 percent;
k ...... .n.l nans. X7 ne.rcpnt. and
grain and feedstuff, 58.53 percent, or1
nf 4S SI nTfent. 1
. Mr. Chafle selected those items for
I the reason that ',, they represent the I
principal articles f food Used in the j
' - i..u II. mm rmr.t vat pnmtileted
his investigations, but estimate the"ad-
vanees la soma ol the prineipnl arti ,
eles which contribute to the cpi oi
sugar produetion at 30 percent for fuel
oil
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s which contribute to tne cp oi i - .
gar produetion at 30 percent for fuel ! g fct , . : ' .
sK ; Honokawai Tunnel
The expense of labor, in which one I ' Hf 4 tVinrr
of the greatest increases has taken llU W liluYYllltl
place, is not included In, this eompari- j , . .,;
Neither la the advance in prices
.v;.,:;t;w
mechanical apparatus
the movement of this erop is only used in the sugar mills wh-h .s r
. i... I nio.-oil from season to season.
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all items entering into the cost of pro
during sugar in Louisiana with thoe
which obtaineil during the seasons of
1909 10, 1910 11 kml 191112 would
show axtoniahing advanees in eompari
son with the relatively slight rise in
sugar since the world's production was
curtailed by the war.
Mr. a m.
wean. At that thn thera wa an
camulatioa of augar awaiting ship
ment, however, and complaint was
bearfl that it was Impossible to keep
up with the prearranged aehedule. v
Last month augaf movements were
the best of the present crop. Vessels
of all sixes and types departed and the
result was a movement .-which waa
.above, what may be expected to be the
irqaL Thie -month there is not a
great eenVb dipping! sight and 'it
uast-eexpeted that augaa wilt pile
' nn as fast, probably faster, than it
did.' last month.' 'This will mean more
taaoi 60,000 tons of sncsr awaiting
shipment by the first of May.
.". The explanation is .simple. The ship
ping of the country has had to go to
the Atlantic and Hawaii has. had to
make the best of such shipping as the
shipping board hat been able to fur
nish. No complaint against the ship
ping board ia being voiced in any quar
ter. Tho belief prevails that th board
ia doing the best it ran. There ia,
however, a growing feeling of disqui
etude and uneasiness among the augar
producers.
' Many of the1 vessels that have been
seat down here have proved disap-
poiatmenta. Shippers were led in ad
vance to expect larger available cargo
paces than waa found to be available
when it came to load. An instance of
this Is elted as recently occurring at
Hllo. The veasel had been expected to
take 3500 tons but it was found that
she was only suited to take 1800 tona.
While the newt that there are to be
built in Oregon 150 wooden, mof(r
driven ships to be used mostly in the
Pacific trade, it it said, was favorfcbly
received here it ia recognised that these
eaa not be available for the movement
of this, year's crop though they may be
available for the next. On the other
hand the fear is expressed that when
that time comes these new vessels may
be needed for the carrying of food to
France, for there will - be required a
vastly increased tonntge on the Atlan
tic to earry to the army of the sire
now' expected for next year the sup
plies which it will need.
1 T,
LEAF POP PLAGUE ,
CAREFULLY WATCHED
cdadioi nTe
plague of one
'UntoVnH ea hr
nt ta tie follbflei by
kind or another, Hniu a represi-nvj.nt-of
a local suar nppnry in speaking of
th leaf hopper and its ravagns last
veaf and H;it mav he expected this
TeBr,
'With
nul condition of
w. a. a. - :
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Tbe, American bejet augar crop SHhicl
year before last reached 74), W0 foag
tons, is bow rrponeu uy iu u si bu ,
Btatet Department of Agriculture, as
faUtag HHftOO to ma tielow the eeUioait ,
that was made for the total erop of
tbe year just ended, 1917, which hat
turned out to be 682,000 Jong, teas,
8 HO ,000 long tons btving been expect
ed, based upon the 741,000 tons of the
year 116, this loss of nearly 200,000
tons of augar from the estiniatea that
-were mad t er the beet sugar of last
. year, accounts In some degree for soma
. of tne shortage of sugar. The beet
.augar industry since tbe advent of tha
Kuropean war, has been actively stim
ulated by the higher price prevailing
for j augar, and those engaged ia the
manufacture sf beet sugar have ma.de
, everv effort to encourage thai euJtlva
tioa of more and more sugar beets.
The- expected increase in the prouue
.' tioa of augar beets was apparently war
ranted by tbe results of the crop of
1916, .but the great drought prevail-ing-
throughout tha world , sppareutly
. seems 'to have had its injurious effects
n. th sugar beet crop, at well s,s up
oa our lorn ind wheat fojs, lessen
ing the Dual retultt.
wenrher, I believp the parnlteo will get
thrf best of the hopi.er," he continued.
Heavy rains of the preceding year
Were blamed last year for the alarni
ing Increase in leaf hornier, especially
op the lsl;nd of Hawaii. wheTe these
rains' bad been th heaviest. It vat
said the rain hail washeil away the
parksites, which are the smaller, and
permitted the hopper to undury in-
. During the severe drought on Hawaii
last year it wui augmented that the dry ,
weather iniirht prove a benertt so tar
aa the leaf hopper plague was concern
ed, though it was most serious In its
damage to the crowing crops. The
theory "was that the dry tpell would
permit the tin.v parasite to increase
more rapidly and gain the tfacendene.y
over the plague. Whether the theory
worked out has not been fully deter
mined, and a part of anv good result!
are likely fo have bonn lost byyreaon
of the heavy rains in some sectrons that
have occurred during the winter.
Pannrts ireiierallv Hre thftt the leaf
hopper is bad again this year where it
was bad last year, but that it is too
earlv to determine hnw serious the rav
aBet'vijll be or whether the theory that
the i parasite wouiu increase mure niF
idl than normally during-the drought
Hawaii will suffer again this year
much as it dd last, is admitted.
-It it tald there is more than the ot
diaary amount of leaf hopper trouble
on Othh this year. This was reported
unofficially recently by a man well
kodwn in the sugar industry, though he
gave no particular locations or specific
instances.
w. a. a.
JAVA CROP WAISTS SHIPS
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Mare' 11
Borings Have Met and System
May Be Complete Next Month;
Will Furnish Fifty Million Gal
lons of Water Daily To Pioneer
Milt Company .
During the drought on Mjiui la.it yenr
the fields of Pioneer Mill Company suf-,
fared leas: than other plantaiious" be
cause of -the' irrigation system' which
the company hail installed previously.
At that time a large increase in water
supply ha-1 not only been planned but
the plans were well underway. This
w:ih the Honokawai water project,
started early in 1!I7, and now tho
Imrinjrs for its main tunnels have met.
It. is eei-ie I that next mouth, or pos
sibly a month later, will see the coni'
Uetinu of the tunnel. Mav was men
tioned us the prolinlile time in the an
nual report of the manager and at tbe
last meeting of the dircrtors they were
told the borings had met.
On a smaller scale, it is true, but very
much in tlie stune way, t lie llonoaawai
tunnels will lis to I'ioueer what" the
Waialio'e project has been and ia to
Ouliu Sugar Company. The main tun
nel will he, as eompleted, more tharf
VHOO feet in length. '
This tunnel system will cut across
five ridges and will replace an equal
or longer distance of metal Muiues. It
will make available a dnily supply of
50,1100.11110 gullnus of water. There is
also a diversion tunnel a thousand feet
iu length which will carry a part of
the tlnw to the main tunnel. Its capa
city is .j.OOO galloiiH., The general
tunnel systom is to curry all the avail
able freshet water uud to make it
available. The tunnel is to be coucrete
lin e-l.
The larger How which will result
from the completion of this project will
not only make available a larger sup-
I ply of water for irrigation, it will in
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development of the hydroelectric' sys
tem of the company which furnishes
the power required for the greuter part
of the irrigation.
w. 8. a.
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; i t i i t M. k':f
Wolild Not OWaslon titlof Short
age But Mobilization of
Guard Might Do So
rlilrt In' f-'-'V :
Bnar plaattrf are imarklrief tlm akd
waiting to ae Vow the draft will be
conducted and whUheV taf -national
gaard will bo mobllliel they fear lit
tle for tho result of the draft as it
may affect a a skilled labor the plan
tations for tber believe that tbe su
gar industry will bo protected under
the new regulations which dsfera the
tlftisiflcationi those engaged' ia "e
esaaarv aaricultural cursulta
If, however, tie gaard ahall pe tailed
out and mobilisba at i4"Wi press at
constituted it would be a more teriout
matter for the augar grower for, they
would lose many hundred (laborers.
Thua it it that the selective draft
would be unlikely to eause any, real
shortage of plantation, labor while the
mobilisation or tne miiuia woum pos
sibly dd Id. j - ("- v '
It haa been eurtftsted that oae tea
sob for the fequirin of guardsmen at
well as civilians o regltur whi to te
rn re elassifieatiosl of groaMsmkn arid
tneir vame to the country ia taeir reg
ular purtuita and meant of livelihood.
The Doaeibilitf of excusing ftbm serv
loet in tam) 8f mobilutatio gnatdtnten
needed speeially for pUnUtlon work (
' Despite' the fact that guardsmen were
required to Hsglsttr JusV a averit civil
ians gavw rise -to tie, impression mat
guardsmen were to be drafted just at
civilians add the guard' wdufd- not
mobilised. - BeeCntly there baa been
some chance of view Nand one more
the possibility of tha utillxattoa of the
guard to replace regular'-amy ' troops
taken from her attracts attention.
With the urgent demand la France for
-11 ... 41-V.l Ik. ur.i.atfiil4ttf nt
taking all of the regulars from here Is
thought by tome to be (rowing into a J
certainty. - . V ,
The labor situation does' hot appear
to be viewed with njr slegtee of alarm
here. It it said the greatest part, by
far, of the Class A men it to be found
iri the eitiet arid th townk and largely
among the whits) population: If net
more than two er thrae -)ifndred be
taksa from the plan tationa,. they esn
be readily replaced. It lt'tlalmed: If,
howeverr seterat MndrW.- ahoald "be
taken, the aitpatloa would be different.
MRiiiH).
; REPORT
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LUCK OF FACILITIES TO STORE
SUGAR WORRIES CUBAN GROWERS
Shipping Situation Improved and
Dutch. Ships May Be Used To
ItrtWrf . rrnne r . Mnri Itahirilw
, Frprii Cu6a and Porto rtlco "
'MEW YOBJL JcITY, Mareh , 1 8A1
thbugh the volume of tales for the past
eeek wat not quit at large as that '
recorded the previous weak, a fair
amount of purehaset were arranged for
by - -the ' International -Sugar Commit
tee. They consisted of approximately
30,000. long tout of Cubns, 19,000 trms
of-Porto Blooe aad 6009 tont bf fall
iaf agaTa.' - ' - . ' '
facta Abotit Sogar Keports - .
V The pnfehaaet tlfi Cubat 'fot March I
tkipmentt hW arranged for totalt about
215,000 toas, and leaves another 35,000
tonf to be arranged for if the com
mittee 'a plan to move 180,000 tons of
Cubes In March ia Carried - cut. Tbe
purchase qf this small remaining ton
nage will' vary likely be largely ebm
pieted ia the Coming week, All of the
ptrehases of full duty sugars for the
week, at hat beeir the ease for tome
weeks past, were allocated to the Can
adian refiners, r .
Ship Bltuatiolo Better. ,
''Tne shipping situation eontinuet to
show a- steady improvement and all
doubts as to the Mareh movement of
Cubes .exceeding the tonnage of both
January and February have apparently
been dispelled by the favorable devel
opments that "have- taken place during
the week, r The fact that the United
States ahd Great Britain have notified
Hollaed of their intention' to take over
Dutch ships ia American and Entente
porta on Mareh 18 unless the Nether
lands gaVernmehf Is able 'to reaeh a
delaite agreement bf that timet ap
parently indicates that the, Dutch ships
which were assigned to the West Indian-
sugar carrying trhde and later
Withdrawn will be re assigned to this
service the coming week. These Dutch
vessels to the number of fourteen rep
resent fairly large 'sized carriers and '
when again seeured by the Joint Com-"
mittee on West Indiea Transportation
will considerably facilitate the prompt
movement of Tubas.
DtttcH Bblpa Reeded
' , As the Dutch vessels in . American
waters aggregate about OOOJKK) tons
of tonnage, it ia not impossible that a
number ia addition to , the fourteen
ateamera noted -Abtrva vUl, be asslaed
tq the committee aa ' sugar earners,
fchduld the Shipping Board-also decide
not to disturb the tonnage allocated to
the committee , to replace the . Dutch
steamers when 'they were first with
drawn, It Would result in a marked
speeding up in the movement of raws
to the American market and shipping
prospects in event of such a happening
would indeed present a very bright
outlook. .'.
- 'Based on the latest figures obtain
able it ia now apparent that the 'for-
Copiet or tha annual; jeoort .tbt, .,aing of Cuban sugare to American
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
PAY FEES OF DIRECTORS
War Havings Htampt as fees for the
directors of' the sugar companies at
their meetings 'is the latest patriotic
move in Honolulu. Au example of tbit
wat given st a meeting of the direetort
of the Warluku Sugar Company held
at the office of ('. brewer Company
on Wednesday. At this meeting each
director was paid in War Havingt
Mtamps and the difference, eighty-ail
cents, was paid in change. But tbit
n...n ,.l th. .ntira 1017 su- cawi was not retained ror tue seere
uar crop of Java is still held in that . tary of the company proceeded to' sell
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island, waiting lor ships to move it 10
market, acoording to a statement made
by B. Braat, one of the directors of a
house dealing in sugar mnchinery in
Java. Mr. Iirnat estimates the amount
of sugar held in Jsva at l.SSO.OOO tons,
Mr. Brant visited Halt Lake to pur
chase machinery for export to Java.
His mission will take him to New York
and other Kastern cities.
w a a.
BOWEL COMPLAINT IN CHILDREN
During the suuimur months children
are subject to disorders of the boweU
and should receive the most careful at
tention. As mii, in as any unnatural i
looseness yf the bowels is noticed Chain- ( are uscrilied l,y dealeis to slow move-
additional tit ii m I'M- to the directors to
utiliu- the caslP balance.
w. a a.
MONTREAL SUFFERS FROM
ACUTE SUGAR SHORTAGE
iMKlNTKKAI., yueliPC, Marth A
refini'il m ii u r fiiiiiinc exists iu Montreal
During the punt week even tbe big-
stores of the city wire without stocks
of white siittr and were supplying
llu-ir -unt iinii-rn with limited quanti
ties of "yellow No. 1". Similar con
ditions of scarcity are reported to ex
ist in iniiiiv other parti of Canada and
berlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Bemedy
should be given. K'ur sale by all deal
era. Benson, Smith & Co., agents for
Hawaii. Advt.
in cut uf ncn Kin. iilics of cane sugar.
Improvement in conditions Is not ex
pected in timle circles to take place
until ufter the end ui March.
HAVANA, Cuba, March The
question of sugar storage facilities in
Cuba is one that ia receiving increas
ingly serious consideration, both in the
sugar industry and among other inter
ests which am nfTeeted by it. Not enly
is available storage p4 being were
and more taken up as the outturn of
sugar increases, and the need for more
warehouses becqmes. more tbarply felt,
but the pressure .for prompt movement
of the erop ia apparent In tbe general
transportation situation.
Railroads Congested
Khipnors of goods other than augar,
especially those requiring much ear
apace, have found 'it Impossible to ob
tain the curs needed during, the past
week, and tbe reason assigned by the
railroads for their inability to furnish
them is that every effort ia being con
centrated on an attempt te get; augur
away from the mills, at the 'increasing
accumulations have practically exhaust
ed their storage facilities. '
Many of the centrals are building
additional warehouses; but they are
unable to complete tnem at issi as tue
sugur piles up. Meanwhile, they are
obliged to resort t all tortt of expedi
ents, One central hat been obliged to
store its sugar on an' open wharf, with
out covering, depending on tho' contin
nance of dry weather to fseape loss.
Another has removed tome of its mo
Inises tuuks from the building which
tlmy" 'oreupiraV'h'ud' tt uelng the space
for sngnr storage).''
These conditions of congestion Bre
reported to be. especially acute on tho
south const, owing to-the failure of
the Hritish Royal Commission to sup
ply tonnage for moving its proportion
of the crop contracted for in the early
purt of the season. Fortunately, the
export figures for last week give ground
for the hope that a better thowing is
to be mnde in export movements from
this iiuurter from now on, and that
the Cubati producer may look' forward
to relief from present condition! in' the
near future.
Export Movement Increasing'
As given by llimely, these figures
show,, (bat exportationi for the. week
ending' 'Match 2 amounted 'to 08,080
tout, of-which ,45 tont "went to
Ureat Britain. .Tbit export movement,
taken in connection with the good
showing made in the previous week,
when 30,202 tons went to Europe out of
a total of 110,211 tons exported, thowt
that at the present time the augar
movement is exceeding the contract
obligations. During these two week!
France and Great Britain have takea
60,000 tons, an amount equal to their
obligations for two months.1 These
countries are now slightly ahead of
their quotas under the agreement, while
the United Htates is tome 50,000 tont
ahead of 'its obligation to date.
Wiile the accumulation of stocks in
Cuba is bound to continue until tbe
outturn of the mills commences to de
crease again, the larger export move
ment indicates that tbe accumulation
will not proceed so rapidly henceforth,
and that the pressure on storage facil
ities will be lessened to tome extent,
while the fact that both the United
Htates and the Allies are now level
with or ahead of their obligations in
the matter of taking the crop ia natur
ally encouraging to the producers.
Atthe same time, in view of the
uncertainty attending tbe general ship
ping situation uud the possibility that
the tonnage provided for Cuba 'a use
may later hsve to he curtailed, the
sngsr companies of the island are not
losing sight of the importance of in
creaking their warehousing facilities 0
fast us possible. Many o? them, at al
ready mentioned, are now. building,
while others have under consideration
plans for enlarging their capacities.
Facts About Hugur.
American Sugar Refining Company
have been1 received. Tha report, ia ty
pographically at artistic aa have been
most of the recent reports of the com
pany. . ...
Following a roster br the aAeera of
the company U the reptjrt of tat board
of direcors. bearing date .March 13,
which makes a" splendid ahown4.
Amdhg tha subdivisions obtained ft
the report are comparative, cheapness
of tugnr exportt of refined sugar, in
come from investment!, " bettertnenti
knd depreciation, pension' ' fund, lega
tion, advertising and aalee, and organi
sations and stockholders. r'ourteen
tabulated statements abfVehkHi follow,
thti ' whole book making ap thlrtysix
pngea and cover. ' - -
During the year 1917 the company
tiald mote than aix ahd a quarter mil
lions in dividends. : .
w. a. a.
NEW YORtf. Mrfrctf fi Tha atrika
movement among Jafcoreft in the. Porto
Rieaq augar industry haa aaspmedmore
threatening proportion! during the pret
erit week, in spite 'of th eftarta, by
inialnr arid Federal- brncMa to .bring
abont a settlement, said v apeeiai Cable
to Fact I Abotjt Sugar, dated from Ban
Juan. Marefe 14 Ho critical It the' alt-
uattim - eofctlJesed- that SpecUl Agent
F. C. Roberts, representing the .Depart
ment of Laborieb!wI' Secretary Wil
aon.todBy predicting that 30,000 men
would be out bir Saturday unless
prompt assurances came from Washing
ton that the Federal government would
intervene in the present tense situation.
With the purpose of cheeking the
tpread of the ttrike agitation,, at least
until ai attempt at a settlement by
one History measures can be made, Gov
ernor Yager hat issued a statement, ad
dressed to tha strikers at Fajardo, but
applying to the situation at 'whole, in
which he advisee the men that to sirise.
without firtt tubmltting their demands
to their employers It "unpatriotic and
unfortunate." ...
bleb
reining points it not only exceeding
expectations but is even of larger pro
portions than waa pointed out on tnia
page- in mat wee a s issna. i ne loiai
toaaage so far moved from the opening
Of the erop season in December to the
present date, plus the amount ot tugar
How loading; ia reported to exceed
718,000 tons. If additional steamers
can be secured in' the coming week
tb augment the tOnafgC already assign
ed for the balance of March loadinga
the total movement of !uba to the
United States should run well above
800,000 tons and permit the Interna
tionnl Sugar Committee to carry out
its plau of acquiring a full 250,000 tons
for MarcK delivery.
Oobaa Orop Good
The wetik't cables from Cuba con
tinue, to be as optimistic aa they have
been' every week', for the past two
months. According to the most recent
estimates approximately one third of
the anticipated crop of 3,775,000 ordi
nary tons, at estimated by Facts About
Bnfftr. has been harvested. The weath
nr rprrmhii favorable and there is less
complaint from the. producers concern
ing the scarcity of labor, and little bu
ret? among the laborers, due to the
high wages they are receiving. The
sugar yield in also giving general sat
isfaction, ahd, taking nil the above in
ta consideration it - would seem that
thk present Cuban crop season haa
rarely had its equal in the past at to
thfc fqvorable developments to far -recorded
ot .in . facias tueh bright pros
pects aa to tpe f store.
There have beta no development! of
importance In tha refined market for
the week. Slowly, it ii true, btit nev
ertheless surely, sugar is becoming more
plentiful, and I mora widely distrib
uted than baa been the ease for many
nnnrfca. - Eastern re 11 iters' meltings
continue steadily to mount each week,
and after the. government's require
ments are takea care of, a moderate
Volume of allotments arc being made
to the trade. In the Middle West and
Bout h west a slightly freer movemente
of beet sugar from the Western fac
tories la taking place, while in tbe far
West and on the Pacific Coast ample
supplies are available.
W. a.
PUSH FACTORY WORK
STRiNOVILLi". Utah. March 11
' Takiug advantage of Improved weather
1 ...v . . r , . . i .in. r 1...
conditions, xae rprini!iii'itFvs
The . onlv central affected at wl
la Palto Viejo-. near- Hnanao, where ' Sugar Company hat largely Increased
an sereement Wat arrived at and the the construction gang working on the
. . . . I . M A. aihl..k It hun hssnkAsa
mpn returned to work tbit ween, wnaijnew xaciory n " " -
effect, ihf Ooverdor Appeal wfU have grobhd near hero. It is aanounecd that
At. iu .l'.,X- r r.trtTn Is. not vet an effort will be made to Push the fae-
apparent, bat the men tte ttill hdldthg' tofy to completion iu .time to opemto
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