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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, April 09, 1918, Image 3

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INQUISITORS ORDERED;
PROBE LOCAL SITUATION
People. Who Don't Observe Meat
leu and Wheatless Days Quili
tj of Brefldng Law tie Says:
All person la Hawaii, who fail to
comply; strictly ,wlih the federal food
rules, atad thoae guilty of hoarding food
of any kind whatsoever will - And
themselves the tub jest 'of Investigation
nrljtowibly Wtietment by tbe fed
eral grand. Jury which convened yes
terday morning a the result of the
fhargr glvewter the Jury, by Judge
Horace Vaughan of the federal rourti
regarding the eaforaemetrVof the food
conservation not .
Emphasis waa laid by Judge
Vaughan la hie charge to the jury on
the necessity, of prosecuting, all thoae
fuilty of violating tbe so tailed ''war
wa1, and more particularly the law
paaeed by eongreea to conserve the
Nation 'a food supply during the war. ,
By a free interpretation of tbia sta
tute, aa eoastrued. by Judge Vaughan,
any individual, enemy alien, citizen or
other resident, may be prosecuted for
falling, to observe the wheatless ot
mettle dayn, although it ia true that
the statute doee not specific-ally- state
that failure to do so is a violation qf
the law,- ' , .v
Such a construction of the law could
be gained by a comparison of the rea
sonable needs of the average loyal eit-iaen-wlth
the amount bought by the
disloyal ones who disobey the food laws
and ao it could be proven that the
peedlesa use of flour or meat on tbe
' wheatless .or meatless day constituted
an offense against the law, he ' said,
ia effect
Outlines the Law
la outlining this view of che law,
after his charge was read to the grand
jury, Judge Vaughan said:
''Any person who i failing to ob
serve wheatless days, for instance, may
be ia all probability, found to be vio
lating 'the food conservation statute.
All' persons ot this kind should be
investigated to determine if they are
guilty of hoarding or wasting of food. (
To. arrive at what constitutes their
reasonable needs .as permitted by the
statutes could be determined by com
paring what' they use with the seeds
o' those loyal persons who are obeying
the food rales.
' "A careful reading of the conserva
tion statutes Would be beneficial to
everyone, It erraid then be apparent
to everyone that -all persons are re'
quired to ' do many thing heretofore
thought not necessary.
"'The buying of more flour than a
person needs, by a person or persons
not observing the wheatless days, could
be' construed as hoarding by compari
son with the needs of those who are
observing tbe food rules."
Fish Hoarder Could be Punished
' The Intentional keeping from the
market of ell foodstuffs 'is a violation
of the food conservation art was an
otler point emphasized by the jurist.
That ne believes the law can be in
keep eatable fish in the fiish ponds of
tbe Islands or away from the market,
or other locally produced food, . such
a rice, fruit or sugar, he also made
clear.
This was done whence wa asked if
the keeping of fish in the fish pond
and not marketing them a usual, aa
waa charged receutly against' -certain
- -- -- --.
owners of the fish ponds, constituted
aa offense. The questiou waa phrased
so pond mullet was specially mentioned,
and he answered:
"Yes, I would say so."
The response of these' queries were
made after he had railed attention to
a provision, of the aet where it speci
flea that the act was passed "to pre
vent, locally or geuerally, scarcity,
monopolisation, hoarding, injurious
speculations, manipulations, and pri
vate controls affecting such supply-
distribution and movement
of foods and fuels. This pro
vision Of the law provides that tha
President ia authorized to mnke such
regulations and to isu-iurh orders as
are eeeential effectively to carry out the
provisions of the act.
vanishment Provided For Profiteers
Aaother portion of yie food conser
vation act to which the federal jurist
called the attention of the grand juror
make it a violation to "destroy any
neceesariea for the purpose of enhanc
ing the price or restricting the price
thereof; knowingly to- ooinutit wnaha or
wilfully to permit preventable deteri
oration of any necessaries in or in con
nection with their production, manu
facture, distribution, or to hoard."
The paragraph of the statute defin
ing hoarding says in parti
Hoarding Defined
- " Necessaries) shall be deemed to be
hoarded within the meaning of thi act
when either held, contracted for, or
arranged by any person in a quantity
in Cixesi of his reasonable require
ment for use or consumption by him
self and dependenta for a reasonable
time." A subsequent elause saya that
it Will be deemed aa hoarding to with
hold necessaries, "whether by posses,
sion or by contract or arrangement i
from Uie market by any person for thwr
purpose oi unreasons "iy increasing or
drrainiahiug The price."
The- penalty for hoarding as pre
scribed by the food conservation act
is a fine not exceeding $5000, or im
prisonment for not more than two
years, or both.
Judge Vaughan in giving bis views
for the- necessity of obeying the food
conservation laws suidi
Aid Crovernment Judge Urge
"It was about as little as one could
do, to help conserve the food supply
sod thereby do some little towards
helping the government perforin the
great work of sustaining those who
i. IB ft- - fl e . sat
f Hooyet Wfliaatiowi Rac yoo, Bd jf v0U n(l im.h yon
' i IndiC UTlfenf jwllt of course, present mica Mndlct
7.' ' 1Z ' ' 1 irirtittf against all persons offendlnr."
i
were holding ih(,pmy '"lVby wMl
we wer getting read to join the but
tle to preventi the leubjtigntion oft tho
world, ouraeive include.!, ) Uitt't
cartful investigation tnd- lr jrto- bb
tain; evidence that, anyone, citizen or
alien,: i or alien -enemy, ku . failed) i to
comply with -any order o request ef
those in 'authority for the saving of
food, or bet felled to Join In the effort
of, our. people to helu. eur oovaranDMin
do tbie (treat Work, yon will' probably
la, closing Judge Vauirhan advised
the Jurorst
k "It occur to me to be sufficient to
say In conclusion that if any of you
know or have Information that any.
thing ,la being done or attempted, or
baa been done or attempted by any
one to the injnry of our country or her
Allies, . or to the detriment, of our
efciisn, or that anyone haa.showa any
Hostility or disloyalty towalde ,0
COujtyyr iter, Allies, you should re
port the matter to your body to th
end that you may be particularly la.
strncted la regard thereto and makt
such investigation and take such ae
tlon aa may be proper.
Flaunting of -White; Bread Bed Flag
i An intimation was given, not by
Judge Vaughan, but by others eon
nected with the federal equrt, that th
instructions intending to bring a bet
tec enforcement, of the food conserve
tlon KVt in Hawaii may have beer
caused- by the recently published re
pert that a numlwr of Germans carried
their own white bread into 'a loea
restaurant where they flaunted it'll
the fare of other customers on a wheat
less day.
Also that the frequent assertion
that in certain homes, those of eitiiem
as well aa alien enemiea in Hawaii
there were persons who were not Ob
serving the food rule as they shonb
and are required was another reasol
for the grand juror being instructe-eJ
to- man an invent igation of tbesf
offenses.
Not Ordinary Times
""Previous to taking np the new stat
Otea passed since the iK-ginning of th
njar Judge Vaughan said to the juror
"These are not or.linary times; an
our government has found it necessar
during the last vear to enact some lawi
to some provisions of which It il ad
visable that I should call your atten
tioa amd instruct you particularly."
After this he called attention to the
executive order making Oahu dry, th
selective draft act. the law governing
the prohibition . of liquor in or neai
military camps and the forbiddiftg o'
disorderly houses at or near military
camps; and various actions prohibited
by the Espionage Act.
Punishment For Rnmor Spreader
- One of the secttons of the Ksulonan
met wnicn me judge rear) to tne juron
is the one providing for the punish
ment of the propaganda agents am
spreaders of evil reports regarding thi
war and war activities. This sectior
aimed at the rumor spreaders reads, a
follows:
"Whoever, when the United 8tatei
It af" war, "shafT wilfully make or con
vey false reports or false statements
with intent to interfere with the opera
tion-or meoess of tbe military or nava
forue of the TJnitad States or to pro
mote the success of its enemies
shall be punished by a fihe of not more
than i 10,000 or irnprieonment for no
more than twenty years, or both."
'Tun of It'v No Bxoum -"
Judge' VatfgHan point out that th
question of whether- there is wilful in
tent will depend upon . the decision ot
he jury trying the person charged un
dcr this se-tion, and that the mere a
Hertifin nf thn-nitraAn ikmcMkA ilia I,
j)n'n mn reports or started a rumoi
for the fun of it" will not clear h
of the charge.-
Other references made in the judge
charge to provisions in the Espiouugr
Act were as follows:
"And anyone (alien enemy) unwill
ing to yield such obedience who re
uiained in our country after we enter
ed the war should expect to be treat
ed as an enemy and to take the con
sequences of hi hostility
Every citizen and other friendly nliei
among us should keep all alien ene
mies constantly under surveillanr.
and reiiort everything aaid or done b
any of them ahowlng a tendency ii
any degree to showv any hostility to
wnrd us or our Allies.
"If you have any knowledge or in
formation that any alien enemy,
sny other alien, or any citizen ha
failed to obey any orders of those ii
nuthorlty to promote tin
success of our enemies shoul
reiiort the matter to the U. 8. at
torney. ' '
Four Jurjm Drawn Yesterday
The federal grand jury convened a'
nine o'olock yesterday morning an-'
was in session for about an hour aftei
the jury was charged. It is estimate.'
that it will finish it duties by about
Wednesday afternoon.
On account of those who have beer
excused or were not served after tin
venire was originally drawn the namet
of four other jurors had to be serial
ly drawu yesterday morning to get
the necessary eighteen jurors. The foul
drawn were John Watt, C. N. Hughes
8. A. Walker and George J. Campbell
of Honolulu.
Those who were not served after the
venire was drawn first were John Mc
Lain and Eric Gay of Honolulu.
The jurors excused were Thomas ('
White, of Kealakekua, Kona, Edmund
Norrie, Louis Kane, E. B. Andrews, O
St. John Gilbert, Howard D. Case and
P. M. McMahon.
The fourteen men, who with the four
drawn yesterday, make up the grand
jurv are tin follows:
George Weight and W. E. Bal Jr..
of Wailuku, Maui t J. R. and C. K
Keuuedy of Iljjo, Hawaii; F. Duff, C
Arthur Mackintosh, Harry 8. Decker,
Percy 11. Nottage, A. 8. Bobertson,
William Carey, Hugo Kanae, A. V. Eur
imiiilez, George W. Macy and K. 8
Chadsay of Honolulu.
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HUNGARY IS CAREFUL
ZURICH,' April 1 (Associated
Press) The Hungarian ministry of
commerce refuses to register the trade
murk Inscription "Gott strafe Eug
land" on the grounds that It is con
tmrv to internHrinnAl mmi nn.l in .ml
ulated to injure, Hungary's foreign I
trade iuterestt after the war.
rHAWAUAN UA2ETTE,
Nearfy;$2;0C!),C00 Is
Already Subscribed
To the Liberty Loan
Hawaii Expected Jo Break Inta
nonor koii By Oversubscrip
tion of Quota Allotted To Ter
ritory Whirlwind Campaign
With nearly two millions of Hawaii '
third Liberty Loan allotment of 3,-
900,000 already subscribed, the chances
that the Territory will easily break into
Ae honor roll of the oversubscribed
area are bright.
'Last night Guy H. Buttloph announ
ced that the total for the Territory to
Jte ia l,827,7q with Kauai still to
be" heard 'from. Reports from Hawaii
and Maul show that the first three day
tf the campaign have been fruitful of
gratifying results in both, and, whea
the Kauai reports are in it is believed
that the two million mark will be even
nearer at hand. Hawaii had, to laat
night, reported a total of IM,000 ia
.he third great drive, and Muui a total
f 55,000.
At meeting held at the chamber of
commerce yesterday morning complete
jinn for the great campaign were out-
.ined and the city divided into district,
dark of which is to be eonvassed by
Aeana of a house to house visitation
rhlch will receive the Liberty contri
bution of each man, woman and child
in the city.
To assist this work a corps of four
Aittute speakers will open an attack at
fort and King Streets each noon, to be
continued through the three weeks of
he campaign.
Committees Appointed .
iun and women and people of all
.atioualities ,will lie druttvd by the
jommittee frr this work, which is to
enter mostly in the whirlwind can
ass of the city by subscription teams
-,om posed of from six to ten members
jech. Captains of these teams were
ippointed at the meeting yesterday
uorning and their workers will consist
.f the nationality corresponding with
he district to be covered. The resi
leotiat districts will be turned over to
.rotnen, the captains of which teams
jrere appointed yesterday. These are
ach to appoint their own assistant
from the .districts in which they are
iperating.
The meeting at noon will be made
in appeal to the city at large and,
hongh workers will be at hand to re
el ve contributions, the main purpose
if this part of the plan is to foment
nthnsiasm to aid the canvassers of the
lty and to Increase the sums that each
s to contribute to these traveling work
rs. A table will be placed at the en
ranee of the Odd Fellows building to
eeelv subscriptions during tbe noon
'ion and perhaps during the afternoon,
ffeo Mooting Today
The first, speaker at tbe downtown
neetings will be Mrs. Arthur G. Smith,
s-ho will make her appeal at noon today
'ollowing a patriotic concert by the Ha
waiian band. Until further notice
hese meeting will be held at the same
lane, although later on it is exacted
'bat other part of the city will be1
mtered for the purpose of patriotic re
rival. For time during the three
veeka when the Hawaiian band will
mt be available General Wiaser has of
"ered the services of' a regular army
-ugler, who will announce the time of
he speaking at the location of tbe
lay 'a demonstration! - '.
"We cannot say yet just what the
text few day are likely to-produce on
icoount of the doubt as to bow many
f the expected large contributions are
1 ready included in the present total."
aid Mr. Buttolpb last night "There
i ho question, however, that this, like
be other two loans in Honolulu, will
Se greatly over sot) scribed and that
hall be in line -for one ot Mr. Mo
Vdoo's flags. ! expect that this loan
-ill represent a. Car greater list of sub
-eriber than baa been the case with
he others, partly because of tbe ex
, 'iimtive canvass that is to be made
vf the city and partly because many
.f the- large Interests have already given
inch large sums to the other loans the'
hey cannot be expected to duplicate
hose sums thi-tint,"
Volunteers for- service in the sale
ommittee and In tbe canvassing team
ire many, and praetieaily all ef these
iffices were provided for at yesterday
nornlng s meeting- The figures of the
'oan, a it Climbs from day to day.
t ill be give ont to the newspapers at
-he Liberty Loan office twice daily.
i. m. a.
K FIVE MONTHS
A year ago Frank P. Tuohy wore the
uniform of an enlisted man of the Unit
ed Htates. Yesterday he stood before
Midge Advocate Major I. M. Htainback
f the Hawaiian Department,, held up
his right hand and took another oath of
nflii-e, as a captain of infantry of the
army.
On April 10, 1917, Captain Tuohy was
;iven a commission as first lieutenaut,
nrid was immediately assigned as aid to
(teiiera! Joha P. Wisser. U. H. A. The
wo men once occupied the positions of
general and orderly, and it was for the
reason that Tuehy was an exceptional
nicriv tnat ueaeral wisser wanted hi in
for his aid.
Captain Tuohy 's commission in the
grade of captain was received yester-
Ihv rrom tne war deparUnent. and is
dateil from August. 1017. In reality,
therefore, Captain Tuohy reached his
present grade from that of private
within five months.
He dunned the two silver tuvrs of hin
captain's grade yesterday and was the
recipient of many congratulation.
- TUESDAY,-' A PRIJL 0, 191S
Iff OF DEFENSE
Big Developments In Store. Says
Delegate KubioTo Be Giv
4 v m Intensive Trailing
MARRIED K?eFmAY . .
; REjQIN OLD COMMANDS
Hawaii. Hds Large. Qarrlion,
According; To Waior-General
parter, Chief of Militia Bureail..
Contemplated intensive training serv
ice for the Hawaiian National Guard,
under, consideration by the Hawaiian
Department zor soe ume, ondonbtedly
will bo put into effect, according to
statement . received yesterday by Thh
Advertiser from the office of Pelegate
Kalaniaoaole, dated at Washinton the
lhtter ' part of March. The Delegate
sayi positively that the gnard- wHl
be need'- as A second line of''dfene
for the-Hawaiian Island, t W leld
in reserve for the regular army troops
stationed on Oahu. . It
. MAjor Dougherty, V. a R., in charge
of the bureaa of militia affair of the
Hawaiian Departmeat, aaid after read1
ing the- Delegate ' commnnlsatlon- that
neb ; plan had been nader considers
tion, but he . was not aware that they
would bo pot.' into operation ejalte a
early aa tke Delegate announced. ' "
Headqnaxt Hot Advised , .
At Hawaiian National; Guard, head
quarter In the abseaoe of Maj. Will
Wayne, acting adjutant-general, of .tbo
naojoaal-. guard, little could bo, learned
a to whether Delegate Kalaaianaolo'e
prophecy,-waa. to be true. The-only
thing that tho headquarters knew to be a
real fact- waa that they haw the privl.
lege to go ahead with enlistmoxu in thn
National Gaar4 to. bring ite aumbero-'
np. to near-war strength, and hoped to
have, thi work completed th'n week.
Tho ... letter from DeiegnU KaJaniaoa
ole 'a office follow: v .. , ,
bbio'a I,
.'Therero,big development in the
,oear fnturo for the .National Guard Of
tho Territory Hawaii. Delegate K
laniansole ha had the guard matter np
with, ) he wan department officiate try
ibff ' to get some definite line of ' (fro
eedure. today, this is what ban hap
pened: -rWr:.
"The-guard W to be held in tb Ter
ritory a a econd line of defense fori
the regular, whoa an emergency. (;'
"Married; men -and. men With depen
dents whe'were separated from the
guard a year age will most likely be
permitted to rejoin their old commands,
' ' Three month Intensive immediatq
training for the -rejuvenated guard is
now being considered. "''S - ' '
I "Major General Carter, chief of the
"mititfa bureau,-wrfh whom the Delegate
hs been discussing the territorial mili
tia, atates: '"-? -. V
Big Oarrison Keeded "
' ' ' Hawaii require tke largest gar'
rlson in' relation- to it sixe of any
place under, the United etntesvflaw. A
thi crucial - time 'Waeft. tbev ynited
State is engaged la" the- groeieet .wir
m its history seven regiment of reg-
lery, and some eompanioa-0f eoaat artil.
lery, m ststiosedl on Oahoi - Even
that forte would not' be sufficient to
hold the Islands la M determined
attack ' should be made- by foreign
naval power conveying! troops. The
value of two well trained' regiasents of
National Guard m' a I reserve la, and
slways has bee rocogninrd With the
need for a proper flefeone of tbe lslaade
it would not be a logical act to remove
the twai regiment;' ndi (rahiport them
nearly nine thousand mile' to the bat
tle front in Kuwrpey even' If the ships
Mere available. With the present short
hrc of ships, it wouM bM'tm possibil
ity; besides whiah'tbO-'indinrtrial ratas
tion in- the Islands wouldaffor appre
ciably by uch withdnawaV'
The Hawaiian. National 0urd suf
fered a material depletion, on aoeount of
the rule to eaclndtv aaarried: aen from
the National Uuard orgaaisatieps, For
local reserve service i tfcf; WiaJI-areas
noenpiod, Ueneral, QartM r wejnld) boUl
that the general rule eojild' well be
waived, for Hawaii.: The matter also
of calling some Hawaiian, troops into
United tstates temporary service for
training purpose nndinloo Wr encourage
renruitang, ia to be- paasCd, npon by she
war department. Tho'Delegaf ia strong
of the- opinion that tho-guard should
be given three months intensive train-
ling, rne men can qaellvhoA,B.to, com
panies .in order to takoi Mens where
there is less chanco ef iaierfering with
their civil pursuits. .' Trained -men,'
said the Delegate, ' will. be. of value
when an emergency arise! 4- General
Carter ia a strong fceliewo) ie tho three
months intensive training program, and
it seems assured.
Married Mob. Hay atojota.
"As to permitting tbw married men
to rejoin the guard, bob 'tho Delegate
and General Carter fool that thcaoldrer
defending his family, "flghtta? r hi
own country, is a bettorr-aoidier. than
the ore fighting without this tooenttve.
"The matter of permitting, saarried
men and men with dependent to rejoin
the guard has to be paaeed upon by the
Army War College. A4 (?Bneat Carter
favora this procedure- he- ha informed
the Delegate that tho-Wan-College will
moHt likely permit tbe ofdnr to be is
sue.l."
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WILLIAMS R&TimtilS, AKQ
WHEELER WfttL 0 OVER
WA8HINlTON, April S-:(Asiioeiat
ed l'reas) Following the war depart
ment ' policy of giving to,. 11 of the
officers of the army, SQ t V aa. possible,
experienee with the eipeditionary
forces as well as a,) bpm and to gain
the bene tit of the experienee of tbe
returned officers in the training nf
flhting forces here, Brlg.-Oon. C. C.
William of th i ordnance- department
with the LT. S. eipeditionary forees baa
lieen ordered home tp relieve Brig.
(len. Cliuiles II. Wheeler, who ia going
to France.
SEill-WI-EfcLY
M I ' m 1 s T i
Mi Spin City
tyxing ?o liioder
Liberty Loan Campaign
lflfhisper Ue That Employer!
. Who Finance Employes To Buy
' Bands Are Actuated By Desire
to Make a Profit Out of Them
German propaganda to hinder the
ale of Liberty Bonds hss already made
Heelf evident in Honolulu. Indeed, the
Huns who infest Honolulu and wbn
have thus far escaped hanging didn't
wait a minute after the Liberty Bond
campaign was launched. They- wre
right on the 'job, ami before noon last
Saturday the evidences of tbsir per
nicious activities had made themselves
felt!.
tTnable to knock the bond issue di
rectly, the Huns are devoting their en
ergies to trying to discredit the W
tiyea of those employers who haye vol
unteered to finance their employe in the
purchase of Liberty Bonds. They have
been Industriously spreading the i lie
that the employers are actuated not
by i patriotic motives but by the desire
to make a profit. ,
Tho employers, whisper the Hun spie
in 'our midst, are not generous aa they
would hove their employes think they
are,.- TJi employee will find, whea
they come to make final payment1 on
the bonds that the grasping employer
hve added a charge of .Va hundred
for financing the employe. ,. .
; Of course, tbe story is a lie on its
aeei' But unfortunately there arC
OBBO'persons who are rreu'luloua enooek
to believe-such a lie. It was reported
yesterday that one patriotic employe
of ' (ho street or company had katl
thia- yarn whispered in his ear, and
oeueved it. Fortunate v it did ant
deter hitn from his purpose of baying
H"ty irai om ne wouinn i-trust
tke, company' to finance him. Ho wwni
down town, to one of the bank 'and
honght a bond there.
r-Tjiero is little probability 'that the
lie can ever be traced back to its
source. It is of a piece with the other
tte-i taat has been going the rounds,
Ur the effect that the sweater patriot
ic women are knitting are being sold
to, the soldiers instead - of given to
'them.
; ,-V.Whnt we need in thi town," said
a street car employe indignantly yes
tordoy, "is to have a couple of-HXin
yanked np. by the neok. A long: a
tfceyare treated as if they were bet
ter than American citizens, they will
go on- with their work and leash at
iuj) for being fools."
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P0fnpt, Action Bv Food Cornmis-
i'dbnltr ?m Stop Ttr Goiirjing ' '
rfnatarday -tber price of" Weo came
down, thanks to the publicity that has
been; gtvou to- what was apparently
aoaroing and to tbe promptness with
Which Food Commissioner Hoogs took
the-matter-op for investigation.
-Last week tbU necessary cereal was
selling, tor fron $8,50 , to 8.75 a hun
dredweight Wholesale.' Yesterday, the
Oahu -Rise' Mitt-Company agreed with
Ur, Hoogwto market its -stock en hand
at a wholesale price of no more than
$7.00 a hundred, by the ton, and at re
tftib for-ilJSBf a hundred by the sak,
a cut of mom thaai two tents a pound
at retail. -
The Oahu Bice Mill has on hnnd
paddy toithe amount of 2218 bsus. auf
fli ient to clean to aiiwut 1300 bu!t of I
rice. ,
Today Mr. Ht-ngs will call in other
rioe men stud mahe it plain to them
that they are npt to be allowed to ti x
the Oahu price. at the Coast price plus
the freight, as some of them are trving
to do. There' ia enough paddy in etock
an this-islnnd to supply the doinnnd
until the next crop. is ready in June,
and there is no occasion for imports
from the Coast. i
I.. L. McCandlexs advanced the theory
yesterday that he and the other rice
men were justified in setting the price
as-far-ahead of last year's quotations
aa tbe mokat would stood, because the
government would secure the bulk of
the excess profits' In ' taxes. It waa
pointed out to him that he missed the
point, which 1 that foodstuffs auch as
rice mush not be driven to a price hu ll
will' turn' the Vice eatef to wheat, as
the prime Object of- food conservation
in. to aave wheat. It wa also pointed
out that the profits of -middlemen, un
der the food regulation rule, cannot
exceed the normal) pro-war profits iind
that esaoting profit in exocss is illegal.
coLLctois office"
h fA-ft COMfUMENTS
Clyde Glenn, another revenue agent
in addition to thoae at work here now
cheeking up income tan returns, will
arrive today, from Ban 'Fram-isco. A
letter of appreciation for work per
formed by the Honolulu office was re
ceived, yesterday by CoL Howard Huth
away, collector of internal revenue.
Three who neglected to file returns by
April 1 have reported to the collector.
I a each -ease the. excuse offered waa
that-the tax payer had forgotten to
tile tho return in time. What action
in to bo taken in these casus Ims not
been deteeym,iued.
MEXICAN INTERNAL
TROUBLES CONTINUE
MABFA, TOitae, April 8 (
ed Preae) Federal troops under Gen
eral Calero are reported to hun- en
gHged in a battle with tbe forces of
the. guerilla louder, n. Pose ( huve.,
fifty miles southeast of Oiimiuu. The
federals retired toward the border o (
ing to shortage of ammunition.
ytHSiE
DAYLIGHT'SAVINR
IP FOR DECISION
1YB0AIT0HIGHT
Battle Royal, Elected At Public
Hearing T'firn For, Hollinf't
Against Proposition v 1
MOST OF SUPERVISORS
IN ; FAVOR OF CHANGE
Governor Hears From Lane On
Subject But He's Just As Much
In the Dark As He Was Before
The question of Whether or no.JIo
nolulu shall ndopt the Daylight Saving
schedule nnd move the hands of .its
clocks abend un hour will probably be
determined by t,,. dense of n public
hehring on thr subject which will be
I'Md at the meeting of the board of
supervisor tonight, according to state
meats made yesterday by members of
the city government.
The session of the board promises to
be eue of the wnrinent ami moat ex
citing held ain.c the famous Battle of
Hole Sixteen, fur the projionenta and
Opponents of the change are lined up
in , battle nrrny, both sides determined
to fight to the last word in the dic
tionary. The pro's will be captained by
Mayor Kern, while the opposxnt.s of the
change will be headed by Supervisor
Bra Hollinger. Ilollinger's main con
tention, it is believed, will be that
the animals in his 7.00 are opposed to
getting up nnv curlier than they do
now. In n.l.litmi; to that, Hollinger
Says he can't see that anything is to
be gained bv the change. He makes
the further point that Honolulu is ex
eluded from the provisions of the Day
light Having Act on that very ground.
In. thia contention, however, he ia mis
taken. Hnwnii ia not excluded from
the provisions of the Act; the Terri
tory simply was not included, the legis
lation enacted being intended to Cover
only the mainland. Hawaii ia left to
do as it wishes,
(rovernor 8 till In Dark
The failure of the Governor to do
anything except send cablegrams to
Secretary Lane asking him questions
the answer to which wan obvious in
the wcrding of the congressional act,
is what has brought about the public
hearing scheduled for tonight. "Since
the Governor hua failed to take the lend
in the matter," anid Supervisor Hollin
ger yesterday, "I am sure that many
people are looking to the city to take
some action to relieve the present state
of uncertainty."
The Governor did receive a reply
yesterday to the second of his Day
light Saving cables to Secretary Lane,
but it didn't help him noticeably, ftec
tetarylane merely told him, in effect,
.to figure tho niattar out far himself, so
there is no expectation of definite ac
tion from that qnarter. The Governor
aye, however,, that he may have a
statement to make on tke subject some
time soon.
There seems to be in many quarters
a misunderstanding aa to the working
of the Daylight Saving scheme. Many
people seem to think that it involves
some radical change that will get them
all tangled up with the clock so that
they really won't know what time it ia,
or ought to be. Others have run awnV
with the notion that it is a scheme to
innke them get up an hour curlier and
work an hour more a day.
What the Scheme Means
The fart is, I though, that nil Hint
would be done would be for everybody
to set the hands of his clock nhcad one
hour. That would mean that, according
to the clock,- he would get up at the
"ami! time he does now, enf his men!,
do his work and go to bed at the same
time, by the clock. But he would have
i.ioro daylight to do it in. would hum
lcaa electricity and would therefore
save something each month on his elec
tric light bill.. In addition to that,
people would have the pleasure of eat
ing their dinners by daylight instead
of by artificial light, ami would have
more daylight time at home to play
wit Ii the baby or hoe the young onion
in the garden.
It is understood that most of the
supervisors will favor the change as a
menus of conservation. Mayor Kern
scouts the argument which wns rained
bv Siiervisor Holliuger and holds that
the advantages -of the move arc ns
manifest here as. they sre 011 the main
laud. If tho whole city retires one
hour earlier aa a j-eault of the change,
he prguea, there is that taruiendoua
saving in electricity.
Mayor Fern will frame no resolution
in advance of the meeting because he
expects that the result of the discussion
tonight will be the introduction of a
resolution which will embody the most
fully represented line of argument,
PMffiiEsTlS
STlLt IN PROGRESS
COI.I.INHVILLE, llliuoiK, April !--(Assoc
mtcd ITesa) The coroner' in
estimation of the death of Itobcrt
Prnoger who was lynched here Inst week
because of bis alleged disloyal cxpres
Miooa in a speech which he had made
to an audience of miners is still in
progress and the jury has not yd hi-en
. ailed iiH)ti for its verdict. A cnusid
(-ruble mass of testimony muh piven
vesterdaV and last night tin- coroner
announced that he at ill had a nl-cr
of witnesses to call.
w. a a.
MAY REVOKE FIFTEEN
HUNDRED COMMISSIONS
WASHINGTON, April M . Ass,., iat
ed I'rcas) Surgeon (ii ncnil tloigas has
undertaken to eliminate from the l-'nit-i-d
States medical reserve corps nil
iiii-u who are not qualified tor active
service. It ia estimated that .",wil com
Hussions will be revoked.
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NOTICE OT ASSESSMEHT
Montana Bingham Consolidated Min
ing company, incorporated under tho
laws of the state of Utah. Principal
place of bksiaets, room 1010 Boston
building.'Mtt Lnko City, TJtek. . -,"
Notitje, .ia borpby, given, .that at a
meetlnir of thi .ilrtnr v.t .
r. HVIV VS ,Uf
IHth day of March, 1918, an assessment
of ten cent per share was levied ea
the capital stock of tho corporation,
payable Immediately to IS. A. ViL
seeretasrv of tfc rnmnaiiv . Ik m..
of the oompnny, rcoro- 1010, Boston
buildir.g, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Any st oca npon which this asaeM
ment may remain unpaid, on Wedaea
dny, tkr eur., tf mo, Wl tiH:bo
delinquent and odvertised. for sal at
public action, a ndi anles payment
made before, will be sold. Tnesday. the
ith day of May, 1918, '.t It o'clock
noon of sard day, to pay thi delinquent
assessment, together wltkeoata of fed-
aisiiig wsu Mpanaes or ssie. . . v..
K. A. VAIL,'
fWretary.
Hoom 1010, Boston bnildlng, Bait
Qetto-4t
PERMIT 1IEEDEH1
nAnnvAUi
No gold eoin or gold certificate, not
even so little as five dollars, Can bo
taken from the United 8tte by. travel
ers to forign countries hereafter; malt-as
special permission 1. received mt
the Federal Beserve Board,' according
to eabled Instructions sent to the cus
toms collector yesterday front, Washing
ton. . ,
The amount which may be taken out
in silver coin, bullion or silver notes la
limited to nc'OO, double the amount per
mitted in instructions of last- week
which down the emount allowable for
several months past. But the new in
struction place a bar on gold asporta
tion! entirely and prohibit the taking
out by each person of any um in re
serve note, beside th C00 (liver in
eic.es of 1000, ' 1
AMKRICAN FRONT IJC FBANCI,
April (Associate Press) Two Qmf
nan raids wore made oa the American
lines today northwest of Toal but they
were quickly repulsed. On their own
part, the American chased, the Ger
mans back to their trenchea. and from
these first line trenches fnto the tup
porting bnes;
An American tfflcer who haa been
for three weeks on the Pienrdy front
has returned. 'He estimate that the
Hermans have lost at least, 300,000, In
killed, wounded nnd missing.
WINTER WHEAT CROMS
REPORTED DISAPPOINTING
WAHHItfOTQN, April- t(Aooelat
ed VToiw) The ropartseit of ngrieul
tore estlmatee the winter wheat ttap
at 'about 5tH),000,000 bushels which t
7H.fi percent of normal.
Aunnin
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