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1918. '-SEMI-WEEKLY. " ' '' ' '. V ' C:.- :hr- :
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE. TUESDAY; MAY 14,'
THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
f QDERIcko, MATHESON, EDITOR
Sugar Prices
W1IV-N' ve fecai oraomky asjforj
dear hi cVirt?. thlpking of S'Jjt jfcla
;ive terms, says "Facts About Sugar" An article
peems to ns expensive if we are aoked tu pay niore
for it than we have been accustomed to pay in the
past or if it has advanced in price more rapidly
than other commodities' tf general use Potatoes
. at three dollars a bushel are costly in our estima-
tion because we have been accustomed to obtain
ing the same quantity-; for half this amount of
money. If we had been in the habit of paying
four or five dollars a bushel for a series of years
three-dollar potatoes would be considered cheap.
If the butcher doubles:hJs charge for bacon while
ether meats are advanced only ten or fifteen per
cent we hold that the cost of bacon is unduly high
.'''bccan.se its customary relationship to other prices
'has been disturbed.
In considering the price of sugar it is instructive
therefore to take note of the extent to which its
fost to the consumer has been enhanced in an era
' when the prices of practically all foodstuffs have
advanced rapidly. '
From 11 -1 to the beginning of the present year
the price of sugar had increased approximately
forty-eight percent. During the same period the
price of wheat advanced over 150 percent, of corn,
' beans and various other farm crops 200 percent
j ,.f i.. xrvi ... -n,,......v,.,.
2111(1 111 IIILLIIII UCdl I . W l- I rt
the whole list wf farm crops and food products
; price increases from 100 to 300 percent have been
' he rule.
It is evident that with these advances ranging
from two to six times as great as that which has
taken place in sugar the latter is selling out of line
with other products of the soil and cannot hold
its own in competition with them for the cultiva
tor's attention In 1914 a bushel of wheat would
. purchase twenty pounds of raw sugar or sixteen
jHunds of refined. Today it will pay for thirty
" seven pounds of raw sugar or thirty pounds of
.'. refined. Four years ago a bale of cotton sold for
. only enough to buy half a ton of raw sugar. Now
' the sugar planter must offer a full ton of his prod
': net in exchange for a single bale of cotton.
ucn illustrations couin oe mumpueu muenniic-
, ly. i ney serve 10 snow mat sugar nas neen icu
far behind by its competitors for the farmer's con-
v-federation in the race to higher price levels. As
was pointed out in a recent article in these col-
nmns sugar is today almost the
tial food commodities, whether we measure it by
its relation to the price advances' that .have taken
. 'clan, tn oil tVioA Trrtiit at hv itia niimhf At"
tinits of 'energy that i given sum Will purchase in
the form of these various foods.
Comparisons showing that one or even three or
four food commodities of ordinarv use have ad
vanced more rapidly than sugar
selves convincing evidence that
i r. ...i .... a i . : .
Dui'Wiicn w c mm, as is-mc vase, mai me
eeneral average of food iirices as well as the cost
; of individual products has risen much further pro
- portionntely than has sugar it affords a clear indi
cation thatione of four possible conditions pre
vails: (.ll that the cost of producing sugar has
. not increased proportionately with the cost of
' these other articles, (2) that sugar was selling at
too hitfh a orice at the besrinnine of the oeriod
selected for comparison, (3) that
prevails in the case of sugar, or
. ent price ot sugar is unduly low.
It mav be said, however, that
' explanations is the true answer
tiiv.itj t iiium vvu uimvi fciiv. U)l vV
administration and subscribed to
jfodueers which imnoK an arhilrnrv limitatirm it
' a level far below that which would prevail under
.1 . . I . r. , e I
ana aeniana. wnat the price would be today un
: Ar th ii nt ra nt in lil ,--.rL-iiirr
principle it is impossible to estimate with any ex
- actness, but it is perfectly clear to those who are
familiar with actual conditions in the sugar trade
that it would be" very much above the present cs
; tablished price level
',' That some restriction upon prices and profits is
''.justinea under tne abnormal conditions now re
'vailing we are prepared to admit. Hut it is evi
A ... 4 :.. . l .. ... r . i.. . t . i
ucin mai in nit ciMc oi a pruuuci
r 1 ! . I- . . ,
turn necessity sucn resirictions snouio not depress
, the price lelow the figure necessary for the main
tenance of a full normal output. In other words.
the price so established must be sufficient to en-
: able the nrodltrer to uruTalf :i a rcaii:il1 nnifit
takine into account the L'reat advance in cost of
. production. N'ot only that, but
cient to compare not altogether unfavorably with
the Inducements offered by other crops to which
' a1 1.. II 1 i, . ,i
i Uic prouueers lauus aim location are equally wen
" adapted. Hy any of these tests it is evident that
a material advance should be allowed m the orice
established to govern the sale of
V . W. S. S. '
War-mad and Proud of It
r0 you know what they
- JLS Cisco about Hawaii
..
Thev
say
tlOVM J .... . . -
: war-mad .
? " X iiH Ait villi Lii.iiv vili-.jt tlif,'
Francisco in New York?" countered a llonolulan.
"They say San Francisco is still asleep and hasn't
.r1t uaL-jnrl til the l:irt flint tti Vatiml w :it v:ir!
- and in a death grapple with a
.' II . TC I I ..
, Hawaii to wai in.iu, ami we ic uioiiu ui u. e
art as awake to the situation, now, as the Fast
hat been for many mouths.
TUESDAY MORNING,
MAY 14, 1918.
. i I l lllll ll III L
cheapest of essen
are not in them-
the latter is too
Au i .i.
an oversupply
(4) that the pres
in none of these
to be found. The!
null vl 1 1 1 v i nry t
by the various
tt tt-iiu A.-.m. ,i i.-
oi general use
i i
Both On
it must be suffi
sugar.
'it''
say in San Fran
asked a an rran
It is up to the
Hawaii has gone
i onl
n! tei uossioie
i
K.li uli. tilt S:m '
mortal foe". j
I . f . l
THE ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY
The Week In the War
Spftjhri the (iernians aire forced to continue
ffieir efforts on the Western front because
ijieir positions arc otherwise untenable, as many
military experts believe, and because the holding
back of a counter offensive .(by the Allies keeps
their plans in the dark and,' perforce, keeps von
Hindcnbnrg busy, or they believe that they are
winning. Onlv one of these two reasons suffices
to explain the course which the enemy is pur-
sVin ' -"o" u
A,'tbrust here today, another thruslaa.another
direction tomorrow, each in turn parried by the
Allies, lias been the story of the fighting on the
Western front for the past week. It is difficult to
see that the enemy has accomplished anything.
Positions are but little changed and such changes
as have occurred appear to be in the nature oflm
provement in the positions of the Allies.
Heyond bombardments which appeared to be in
preparation for new offensives there was little
enemy activity on Monday. The Allied artillery
fire in reply was so well directed that no strong
offensive infantry movements followed the Ger
man barrage. 1 n Tuesday there was less activity
and a heavy rain was falling over a great part of
the front.
On Wednesday came the effort to turn the flank
of the Hritish to the southwest of Ypres. At some
loints this drive was able to penetrate the front
lines but later in the week those positions were
generally recovered. Thursday was marked by a
continuance of this effort but all of their attempts
were smashed by the Allies. At only one point
was the, thrust in any way successful and there the
success was slight, vlcantime the British and
French conducted raids upon the enemy and made
attacks along restricted fronts which appear to
have been generally attended by a considerable
degree of success.
On Friday the attempted Hun offensrVe com
pletely lost its momentum and some ground was
given back to the Allies. On Saturday, as on Fri
day, most of the engagements were of a local na
ture. Early in the week there seemed to be indica
tions that the expected Austro-Gernian offensive
against the Italian front was about to be launched.
Those expectations have not been realized. The
emperor of the Dual Empire and his military lead
ers had gone to the front, there were heavy bom
bardments reported but since then no general en
gagement has been reported from that theater of
( .;... ; 'v , i .. ,;. J;
In the reports there are to be seen indication
that the United States' part in the fighting is
steadily growing in importance but there is noth
ing to indicate that the entire overseas force is
now in the firing line and there is much to indi
cate that large numbers of them are lieing retain
ed in reserve force that will be used when General
l och is ready to start the Allies' counter offensive.
There is no doubt that the Teutons arf still
taking much satisfaction and securing a consider
able gratification ovw their successes in "'peace
making-' with the Bolshevist Russians, with the
I'kraine, Finland and Rumania and are taking full
advantage of what they have secured there and
-.f what they have done-to Belgium and to the part
of Trance and that part of Italy which they oc
cupy U intimidate the smaller neutral nations,
especially Holland. Hardly have the Dutch, with
reluctance, yielded a great part of their neutrality
than yet other demands for sacrifices are made' up
on them and they are asked to supply their more
powerful neighbor with food stuffs. 'The Teuton
idea of neutrality seems to be friendship, supplied
and sustenance from the weaker nations.
I pon Russia, as well, other demands have been
made w hich, if granted, would make that country
l:ttle more than a German Colony. And Russia
seems to be in no position to resist. These courses
merely go to show to the world what would be the
course that a victorious Germany would pursue
with the rest of the world alter forcing upon them
a "made in Germany" peace.
Against the United States. France, Britain and
Italy, there has been nothing to lend the enemy
any comfort from the week's fighting. In the
bullving of countries which grovel before the
clov en hoof or are all but on their knees Prussian
lsin is doing much better, according to Prussian
ideas and ideals.
w. s. s.
Trial
IUU0.JUH0 mi
LINK M'CANDLESS stands pat in bis defiance
of the food commission and refuses to abide
bv it rulings made in the interest of the public,
lie has evolved a theory that the food commission
;mhI the Hawaii representative of the federal food
administration are in a conspiracy to kill the local
rue industry.
In the meanwhile, however, he i- only a fellow
defendant iu the eyes of the public. The com
munity believes that he has forced an issue that put
i he food commission on trial a much as it does
Mi ( andless.
commission to act, to take the
in us own vindication, and tnat
- the prompt arrest of an open violator of the
.iu. which should respect neither millions nor
'lineal inlluence.
w. . .
Major ( lark lived up to the traditions of the
aiiuv. exercising resourcefulness in the most criti
cal limir of his peril, and exampliug the .American
ott'n er's idea of preserving a comrade's life.
BREVITIES
Th rriftc Ualoa kch in
vitl to tttrttd the Ad Club lunch Wd
ncfdiT und tlkrbirg pf the affair.
Every alub' In tow a ha tooa invited
to aend delegate.; ;': v, f
Tnkinofca, a Japakeae. flhormnn, wan
arretted yatrday for leaviny the har
bor in hi aampam after hour. Harbor
master Pouter awor to the complaint
under which Taktnoka wai arrented.
William II. Huttoa htl been retained
by the 'liquor rommiastoa to remain in
oftlre for another year a lirenite ia
apeetor, It balnj the belief of the roin
miftxion that Huttoa ran make himnelf
useful running down blind pin-
TrU which, hare 'eea made by the
loral internal revenue office nbnw that
Rumple or denatured alcohol, manu
fHcturcd by tha JtValluku Agricultural
Co., promise auneeaa.for this new ia
duntrv, according to Collector Howard
Hathaway. ,, i
Having discontinued its original ac
tion, the city has lied a new suit in
circuit court Becking" to nondemn the
Moiliili quarry. . Tha aew suit seek to
secure the poaaeaaloa of twenty two in
stead of thirteea .aeraa, including the
faro of tha Honolula Construction and
Praying Co., and Wilson" quarries.
A great demand exist with the gov
eminent for typiata aad atenographera,
and everyone ,- wishing . ,to apply for
positions in government service is re
quested to see-. J. W. Phort, district
secretary, at the Customs house, who
will arrange for examinations to be
jhi'ld as soon aa font .or live applicants
can lie secured. Vi
Urand jury and trial Jury work may
have to be suspended ia the circuit
court unless th board of supervisor
grnnts an emergency appropriation.
No nctioa has yet been taken on tha
recommendation of A. 1i. Brown, city
attorney, for fund to allow the court
work to continue until July,!, but no
action ha yet been taken by the board.
He asked for 5000 ta aaaaee the work.
The Hawaiian Promotion Committee
moved it office furniture and other
paraphernalia 4o tha basement of the
jfoung Hotel yesterday and the new
quarters are even bow taking on aa
air oT attraetivenesa , which wiu sur
pass the old' quartera. Carpenter ara
getting tha former quartera of the pro
moting committee in readiness for oe
cupancy by the Toyo Kaisen Kaisha
Co. June 1. "v . '
I'an Pacific baj at the Ad Club will
be Wednesday, May 22. The Pan
I'nclfie Union will provide the program
and with tha. 'permission of the Ad
Club, is inviting all of the city elub
to have delegate '-present. Several of
the leading business men of the city
will speak on the Pan Honolulu move
ment aa a part of the get together idea.
There will be na Pan Pacific luncheon
thia Friday aa tha efforts of the or
ganization will be centered on the big
get together luncheon oi Wednesday of
next week. '',-:" ,." ,V
Sight Is R&tpfed -'
To Mac
Orator Tom Skeyhill
Simple Operation Banishes Blind
ness of Soldier Hero Who Was
Wounded At Gallipoli and Was
Here Recently
rlignaller Tom HkeyhiU'a eyesight
ha been restored.
The soldier orator, whose eloquent
descriptions of the Gallipoli battle
thrilled Honolulu audieneea, and whose
appeal fur the Red Cross brought thou
Saudi of dollars to the fund, ia once
more able to see the world which wa
blotted out when he battled with the
Turks on Oallipoli's height.
Despatches have reached Honolulu
from Washington that the restoration
of his eyesight was accomplished by a
simple operation ou the vertebrae of
bis neck.
KaamiiiHtion of Skeyhin, who ha
been delivering hundred of lecture
ine he left Honolulu in the interest
of the Third Liberty Loan, (howed a
vertebrae at the head of the spinal col
umn slightly out of position and a cor
rection was easily made with the re
suit that the blindness was dispelled.
Physicians etplained that the dis
placed vertebrae had Impaired func
tion of nerves indispensable to siht.
Due to overwork ftkeyhill had a
nervous collapse on April 0 after he
had talked to three Liberty Loan
meetings in one day. , . -
Klgnallcr Skeyhill arrived ia Hono
lulu, accompanied by Sergeant Major
Robert Caruie aifd Private Cyril Povie,
all Ancai's, unheralded, but within
twenty four hour he made a host of
friend, the British Club was behind
htm In preparing for addresses and af
ter his first talk, all Honolulu wa with
him. His oratory was exceptional and
he held his audiences spellbound. Prior
to his departure for the Coaat he wa
the guest of honor at a reception: giv
en at the home of Former Oovernor and
Mr. George R. Carter,,
Fred Harrison, president of the Brit
ish Club, when informed list evening
of Hkeyhill 's good fortune, said noth
ing has pleased him so much during
the progress of the war a to know
that HkeyhiU can see.
"I want him to come back to Hono
lulu and see all the people, whom he
met then, and sec all our beautiful
scenerv." said Mr. Harrison. "He
seemed to enjoy everything erea with
out seeing it at all, and I know be
will be the most pleased boy that ever
visited the Paradise of the Pacifle. "
PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DATS
PAZO OINTMENT ia guaranteed to
curt blind, bleeding, itching or pro
truding PILE3 in to 14 day or
money refunded. Manufactured by
the PARIS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis,
U. 8. A.
.PERSONALS
Joha Hind of Kehala ia guest 'at
in louag H0tL .", , V; 'i' i' '
R. H.' iu'd 'Li C. lWaror' Wallki
re guest rat the Toaag nYotel j
H. M. Gesfter, a business man of
Maui, la a guest at the Toaag Hotel.
B. voa Tempsky wa aa arrival on
tae Manna. Kea yesterday fro1 Maui
W. K. Devereua 4a returned front
business trip to Maui aa lh Maaaa
Kea. '.V- ', '.. '.' '
Mr. Kva Bowea and Mrs. W. L.
Eaton, are leaving by the Niagara for
iae stare. v ' .:
Colonel Howard Hathaway left for
Hilo on the Manna Kea yesterday af
teraooa. . , "
Haperln'tendent of PbU Work Uob
by haa returned from a tidsinea trip
to Hawaii.
K. V. Bishep returueJ fronl a ahrt
busliie trip to Hawaii oil the Maaa
Kea. ,' - .
AV.' T. tawlina wa a returning pas.
senger oa the Mauaa Kea yesterday
fronf Hawaii. '
Ben Viewers of Hilo arrived on the
Mauna Kea yesterday. He ia register.,
at the Young Hotel.
The Misse J, and A. Wodehoua ar
rived f rem Maui yesterday and are
registered at the Yeang Hotel .
Dr. p. K. Haha, .from Beoul, Korea,
has room at. the Moana and will sail
for hi home in a couple of week. -
Oeaeral ; Buaaell. Frost aad ' Witney
Lewis have returned to the Moaaa af
ter a very pleasant trip to the Volcano.'
Robert Hind, cattleman of !fcona, was
an arrival oa the Mauna Kea yester
day. He la a guest at the Ypang Ho
ter, )'., ' - .'.'.'. ' 1
Lieut. -Coloaet Oren; Fourth Cavalry,
ha been detached from hi regiment
and' detailed ta duty at department
headquarter. .. j
Robert W. Breckons returned from
Hawaii yeaterday after spending a w!'
in Hilo, where he had beea engaged in
legal business, '' , ': ,
Perry E. . Nartea aad Mia Bertha"
Narten, tourists from Cleveland, Ohio,
who arrived on the Colombia yeaterday
are guest at the Young Hotel.
Capt, H. Gooding Iteld and ' MaJ. C
B. fooper returned from Hawaii on tte
Llauaa Kea yesterday. They had beea
investigating draft eoadition oa the
Big Island., . , . v .
Supervisor Julian Tate f Hanll
appointed to give ""rat aid" to the
territoriat legislature oa, matter-concerning
the Island of Hawaii, arrivfd
ea the Mauna Kea .yesterday.
Mr. and 'Mrs, Carlton McCarthy, of
Dubuque, Iowa, ara registered at the
Moana. Mr. MeCatthy ia 'well pleased
with hi visit to Honolulu aad haa de
cided to join -the Come Back Club.
R. K. Wright, Manila, Edw L. El'
dredge, Kan Francisco; Dr. aad Mrs. A.
H. Qreen, Bah Frneico,aad Mr. ahd
Mrs. William Beith and family, whv
arrived on tb8. 8. Colombia ysttuday
moraing; , registered at' tha Mmaa.
Amoag passenger oa th Colombia
yesterday from Ban Francisco were Mc
and Mrs. L. H. Daiagerfield. Mr. Dain
gerfield is the new meteorologist of the
weather bureau who is to relieve An
drew M. Hamrjck. 's .v
C. C. Pooler, who left Wednesday
for a visit to the'Volcano, returned yf
terday, oa the Mauna Kea. ; Mr, Pooley
came a sick man but V o wefl im
proved that be contemplates returning
home sooner than b,e eipeeted He h
a ouite at the Moana. ' ' '
v. . a. . "v
FOR FAIR EVENTS
Odd Two-Wheeled Vehicles Pre
pared and Sent To Schoficld
For Cavalry Try-Out
For the two sensational Roman char
iot races which will be staged' by boys
or tue t ouru cavalry at tae Territorial
Fair next month' the add, two-wheeled
vehicles in which the driver: rid pre
cariously, ha,re been built by th Quart
ermaster Department and will be tent
to Hchoficld his- week, where cavalry
steeds are to be broken to barneaa and
trained for the event.
Col. R. MxA. Schofield, a chairman
of the Army aad Navy committee, ha
taken personal interest in the construe,
tion of the chariot and haa aeen U it
that they are built strictly cerUng te
Roman Coliseum rules. They are solid
and heavy and made to withstand the
roughest kind of going, but behind the
swiftly racing horses they present , a
graceful, streamer line effect that" ri
vals that of the most elaborate auto
mobile. '. ; ,
In Patriotic Colon
For the fair they will be paihted in
red, white and blue. J(Tst at present
they are la solid color, because they
must undergo i period of -hard 'Osage
at HchpAeld thenert' three1 "week,
while the ravalrymeffare instmstiag
their equine in the unuaual workv.ot
hauling, lustead of carrying their bur
dens. ;
Capt. W. B. McLaurin, who is to ha'v
charge of cavalry demonstrationr and
contests at the fair, auya that probably
none of the horses to be used in the
chariot races have ever been driveo
before.
Special Harneaa Tor hUca
i ct in the rices special harneaa,
being made under Colonel BehoAeld'
uirm-iion, win ue used, n is tae ieai
hsrsoHs that could possibly be em
ployed and, like the chariot, aiuet con
form to Roman styles, consisting of lit
tle more than broad tugs, a light bridle,
and one line for each of the three
home. The trio of steeds will run
uliresat.
The chariot race 1 to be held aa a
part of the big. afternoon program ar
ranged by the Army ft Navy athletic
committee for Kamehaiueha Day, and
agsin on Friday, June 14. It will
come u a climax to au afternoon of
cavalry demonstration and race on
Kamehaiueha Day, and again a the di
ms to a serie of spectacular military
features Friday afternoon.
CHARIOTS READY
IIOISTM
, . Thj! Walaaea Homesteaders' League
6 the Island of Hawaii and others in
terested In hotnestaadlmr ! ntv
inland -see hopv-tul algnn In Governor
McCarthy h nnaoaneement eoneernlng
wLt at
Territory
lief
or
land are at length to be Vpenad soon.
Because of the eprwalia of. tb nr
tniniatratlon of JknuertMdln btorti
duetion of ewsar-frees 'thr Wa!inke
land from which hemesteader have
bee excluded after ttrvevs had been
made M fallen atehdiry.' Lacking
wreaee that new. Qaasea Klin Id 'be
glvinted, the
ptaataion has permittet
bl(f area after another o go nut of
cultivation, wita tae, result that the
sugar production hat been dropping
steadily.
Matager Olvaa VUw
Jndge Delbert K Metccer. who ha
been nominated Territorial treasurer
by Governor McCarthy, and who is
F resident of the Waiakea Homestead
eague, exnre'aaod the belief that home-
ateader are about, to have their
inning.
"I'm afraid we will not make a
very good showing at first," Judge
Met;rcr I ouoted as saving by the
Hilo Trlbun". "'Nobody' could, and
why is one of the thine thst should
be known.
Land Running Sown
"For the past several years the plan
tation ha -been letting- the land run
down. Laat year the eron was a little
Under 15.000 tons. It will surprise me
greatly if it ie much more than 0,000
ton thia year. Next year it can't
pomibly be more than 7,000.
"Yon eaa't particnlarlr blame the
plantation. The administration has
kept it daagiing on tender-hooks.
hoping it wa going to get a renewal
of its leas, bnt not daring to invest
savthing oa it To my mind it is
little short of erlminal to hold out
false encouragement of that sort
vague, indefinite assurances of sym
pathy that isat worth nnvthinir, but
sound big with promise. If the plan
tation had kaown two years ago just
where it stood, it could have cleaned
np with much greater profit both to
itself and to those who will come after
it.
Will Get Black Bye
"Well, the result is that homestend
ing ia going to get a black eye
If
the (ease were to be resumed tonight
and Hie plantation were to start to
morrow cultivating the land to the
limit if its productivity, it couldn't as
I (mid do better than 9.000 tons this
year nd T.OOO next year. The home
steaders. naturally will do a littlo
wree Maybe 5,000 tens the first year.
Thenjeverybody will hold up his hand
and 'exclaim: 'Ten thousand tons
short! Well didn't wrf tell you t'
- v tveatuf lly Xheihomesteadftr, ivrni
got better than the '. plantation. I
uppoae yon knew that' ninety perncnt
of Waiakea i under sub-lease to smi.ll
eontractors now. Between the small
contractor and the homesteader there
i kittle 'difference, except that the
hnnjeteadar will likely get more
mOney for his cane than the contractor
ta Rttinfc now, or know the reason
.vrhyvv. .
c f'Bat even suppose the homesteader
wjesa emcient tnao xne plantation
which-' nobody, who haa studied the
aitnation dispassionately admits Hilo
couM well afford to have it ao. What
the homesteaders receive will stay in
the town and help to build it up. What
the plantation earns, except for the
Minority holdings owned locally, goes
to Honolulu and the British Isles. It
never does Hilo or the Big Island one
cent' worth of good.
"I consider the opening of the
Waiakea lands the biggest thing for
Hilo that ever happened."
PLEASE A. L. CASTLE
''Our Bed Cross drive exceeded all
our expectations," said A. L. Castle,
secretary of the local Bed Cross yester
day ''Hawaii led its division in the
first Red Cross drive, and from the
showing we have made, I expect it to
lead the Second Drive as well. There
waa wonderful work done on Oaliu.
MUeh of the credit for this is due to
'Mr. James Rath, treasurer of tha drive
tommission, who was responsible for
planning much of the machinery which
worxra so smoothly."
' Mr. Castle added that there would
be-great need for all the money col-
4wvu mm tun iiiv, vnii cudi ui I n
materials for bandages, garments, and
all -other tied Cross supplies is a great
handicap to the' work here.
No new reports have yet been receiv
ed -from the other Wands, and 'the fig
ure Maud at i07,0OQ. " When tie, 'fujj
report! . coma there, is Jittlo doubt that
tho, quota will be exceeded by over
e2OO,QO0.
W. 8. . .
PRIZE FOR BIG LEAGUER
WHO SELLS MOST BONDS
NEW YORK, April SO Liberty Loan
Bond selling will be pushed at each
National aad' American Ijeague baseball
game- uatit the national' drive term
nates In May. It 'Waa announced-here
that each player w ho 'sells a fifty dol
lar bond at a major league game will
be credited with one point and the
player who scores the highest number
of points will be awarded a pri-e by
the loan committee of the second Fed
eral Reserve district.
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A GOOD RULE FOB THE HOME.
Make it a rule of your home tn ill
ways keep un him. I a bottle of Chum
berlain's Colic ami IHarrhoea Kemedy
as a safeguard n kk i itnt bowel coin
plaints. It always cures prompt lv uinl
tie household is safe without it. r'or
aal by all dealera. Biuisvu, Hunt h &
t'o, Ltd., agents for Hawaii. dt.
polled wnt n toward tl
la Hilo,.nflse.raniwatte? fovhrn
ha Mid, is Ut the Waiakea rane
simiWiirs
BOOK SEIZED BY
; FEOERALOfFICER
tiflht Hundred Copies of Notpr-'-.(Efts
Volume Endorsed Bv I i 1
RAID INCLTEdTby" ' i .
AAi VfGftANCt CORPS
"The War As Seen Thru German
yes!!,Lohg Under Investr;
gfation By Authorities !
Eight jkundred . eopia of Dr. P.
rVhurmann notorious book, "The
War A fjeen Thru Oermnn Eyea,"
which received ,' the endorsement of
(Governor Pinkhlm, are held in the
hands of federal officer here following
a raid made on th Behurmana prem
ises at Alakea ahd'Beretania Streets.
The fact that the raid was wade has
only jiist now become public though it
was conducted a week or more ago
after urgent complaint had been made
to the United States diatVint attorney-
The raid grew out of action taken
by the Hawaiian Vigilance corps after
it had been Informed by the naval in
telligence department that the, book,
waa being circulated in Honolulu. For
mer Governors Carter and Frear, on
behalf of the Vigilance Corps, present
eil the matter to the United State
attorney and demanded that action to
suppress the volume be taken.
It is understood that the naval in
telligenee department had learned that
while the book wa not being openly
circulated or sold, it waa being read
widely. It waa said that callers at the
Schurmann borne were given eopiea to
read.
United States District Attorney Hu
ber confirmed the fact last night that
the raid had been made. He said the
questions in connection with the 'Vol
ume had been investigated by hia office
some time ago and .that a copy of it
had been atrbmitted to Washington
with the result that it had been held .
by the federal authorities at Washing,
ton that no law was violated by the
publication of the volume. The dis
trict attorney nlso said that when the
I'nited States entered the war, Doctor
Scliurmiinh had offered to turn over
to the - federal authorities here all
ropiex of the book in hi possession.
Fibre and Products
Company Sells
Patents To Hamilton
WuhdrrJdndhlriTHousnfJ
Dollar Dear ClosedPurchaser
Will Establish Plant In Manila
For Handling of ' Cocoanut
Fibre
A $130,000 deal was consummated here
yesterday, when the Fibre (and Prod
ucts Company of Honolulu sold out its
right and title to the Rothehilds co
coanut husking ami fibre manufactur
ing machinery, which was controlled by
the Dillingham interests here and Ben
jamin Z. Kotbchilil, inventor of the
machinery, to (.'. W. Hamilton presi
dent of the Bukidnou Corporation.
This sale yesterday includes the pat
ents, machinery and niwets of the fibre
company. Castli on luind, account re
ceivable ami the premises of the com
pany on Lililia Street are not included
in the ule.
This patent, winch is the creation of
Mr. Rothehilds after years of experi
ment, Ih used for the converting of co
coanut husks into matting, bagging and
other similar textiles. 1'atents are
now lending in practically all import
ant countries in the world.
Mr. Ilamirton, who is the owner of
two shipyards, is ulso the head of a
large liriiigeliuilding concern and ia
prominent in large financial affairs in
the Htates. He will ship this machinery
immediately to Manila, where he will
establish a large plant for thp handling
of cocoanut fibre. Mr. Hamilton In al
so negotiating the purchase of some
small steamers to be seit to Philippine
waters.
Mr. Kothchilds came here about three
years ago and started in a small way
to demonstrate the practicability of
his invention. Heretofore no use was
ever made of cocoanut husks and Mr.
Rothehilds was firm in his belief that
this tough fibre could be turned to com
mercial uses, if a shredding machine,
simply operated, could be invented.
The result of his eouvlctious along
these lines were realized yesterday
when this sale was closed.
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No Trace of Canoe Or Men Lost
With It Found During Day
of Careful Search
All liope"tif finding auy"trace of Ser
gcaut ' vi iimri ii jjh am) I'rivate Oravett
were -abandoned last night and it is
believvd Hint the young men, who in
company with George Alilliurn, were
apsied iu a small skiff off Diamond
Head Thursday niyhl have perished.
Hainpans and government boats have
been scan-hint: the waters in the neigh
liiirhoii'l of where the youii men were
Thursday night without success. No
trace of the loat een has been found.
lieorge vMilliorn, the only surviver of
the parly which Ment ou this boating
excursion Thursday night, is eoutiued
to his home and is still very weak and
thoiouhly exhausted from the ordeal
of having been four hours in the water
battling HKiiiiiNt the strong, rurrouts
for his lifo.
HOPE OF FINDING
SOLDIERS GtV
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