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L . Hawaiian gazette' - Friday, may 24,
101R. '--SEMI-WEEKLY.
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RODERICK 0. MATESSON, EDITOR
FRIDAY MORNING,
MAY 24.' 1918.
THB ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY
Foolish But TSledessary
T11KIF. i fib particular reason for referring
JL kick t the) faihinrto mobilize the Ktiard, as
dealt HitU WAtf tyftkMHfbKv- ex
rept to kHpvViejrectittail.1 Mlif-h one liold
inir s" resionsiblc a position as the governorship
jiersi-t- in misstating facts in so formal a state
document as i special frtesage to the legislature,
it is necessary to speak, however tiresome the
necessity. Misstatements of facts should no, go
unchallenged and uncorrected, especially when the
misstatement is a repetition of what has been al
ready corrected and i 'repeated for no apparent
re.'isun than spitefully to misrejwesent.
I he Kernor's message regarding the national
tniard does not intlude. all the corrcswndence in
ihe matter. It omits the most important copiinu
idcation of all, the lett.T from (ieneral Mann which
states plainly and beyond controversy that the
principal reasons for failure to call out the guard
were supplied by Governor Pinkhain when he at
tempted to secure the use of army transports to
bring Filipino labor to Hawaii. The omission of
this phase of the correspondence is I'inkham'g at
tempt t get from under. That such a letter came
from, ieneral Mann is fully know n to The Ad
vertiser, the original letter having been left at this
ffice for publication, tvith Pinkham's sanction, ex
cept that he had provided that the part referring
to him -as the main source of information regard
ing Hawaiian labor conditions be deleted.
To supply the omission. Pinkham for the sec
ond or third time deliberately misstates the osi
tion of the food commission in the matter of the
mobilization of the guard and for good measure
announces that a message filed with the Tadio
by the commission,, for the secretary of thfc in
terior was "intercepted ,by department headquar
ters". Why he should,, so twist facts known to so
many is probably incomprehensible to those who
do not know Pinkham' and the impossibility of his
telling all the truth 'bri Anything.
It is necessary to correct these official suppres
rions and misrepresentations, but it is a foolish
thing to have to do, something that will not be
necessary very much' longer, thank heaven.
w. s. a.
Doing Your Part
A
Eke Out the Pol
POI is the staff of life among the Hawaiian.
' Many haolc malihinjs have learned to eat
poi with relish. Many kamaainas use it daily as
a regular part of their diet. ,
' There is a scarcity of poi at the present time
and many charge that the jmt dealers are taking
advantage of the scarcity to force up the price.
Whatever the cause, tjie price is very high and
the supply limited.
At the present figure, many Hawaiian families
have been forced to turn from poi to other staples.
This has brought real suffering in a number of
instances and means deprivation in many in
tances. Hawaiian mothers are entWvoring to
teach their children to eat" the haW bstiUifcs
for flour instead of poi, resulting in more than the
usual amount of infantile disorders throughout the
Hawaiian population.
The suggestion is made that the haole forego
nil poi and other taro products for the time being
tn order that those to whom po is a "necessity
may be able better to secure it. Poi is served
as a side dish in the clubs, in the restaurants
patronized by the haolcs and in many haole homes,
but it would entail no great sacrifice for these
places to discontinue the purchase or service of
poi, or of taro in any form. Should such be done,
ihe supply now could more nearly equal the de
mand among those who actually need it.
The Advertiser offers this suggestion in the be
lief that it will find ready favor among the haoles
i.f the city. The white population is much better
ible to find and utilize flour substitutes other than
taro than the Hawaiian population is able to find
Mid utilize any substitutes for poi. Let the whites
show their aloha for the llawaiians by foregoing
the one food staple that is almost an essential
to them, the foregoing of which will mean little
sacrifice for the haoles.
w. a. a.
Hold Your Bonds
IF you will notice the current pictures, says Col
lier's, you will see that our soldiers and sailors
and allies need things to use in their war busi
ness. The point is to help make those things and
to go easy on using them. ly doing just that you
will be lightening your taxes for the next twenty
GOOD many people, says the Saturday Even-'years or more. What is the sense of lending your
ing I'ost, are taking a credit to themselves money to the government and then forcing up the
BliEVli; i!'FEItSONALS
that they do not deserve. Living just as you lived
two years ago, earning as much, spending as much,
saving as much and putting the savings into Lib
erty uonds is a tepid sort ot patriotism. :say a
man's income was ten thousand: he spent seven,
saved thfer ami put' it." into jailroad bonds. He
now. earns ten, spends seven, saves three and puts
it into Liberty Bonds. He is doing very little
indeed to help win the war. He might put his
money into railroad londs and get six percent or
six and a half, instead of four and a quarter per-
rnit nn T ihertv Ui mils' hut that is a triflimr con
tribution to the cause. He withholds three thou
sand a year from the railroad .or, from industry,
and hands it to the government; .but. the govern
'ment must directly hand a good part of it on to
the railroads or to industry, for necessary exten
sions' and inmroverlients. It has alreadv taken
authority to lend billions to the railroads and to
industry for such puroses.
What the nation needs of that individual is in
creased production and decreased consumption. If
he goes on producing and consuming -just as be
fore the war, a mere change in the direction of!
the investment of his surplus counts for only a
little. When he puts his income up to eleven and
cuts his expenditure down to six he is really get
ting into the trenches.
Merely buying bonds, without producing more
or consuming less, is only easy-chair help book
keeping help. That releases a certain amount of
credit for the government's use. But credit is the
least of the government's needs. It already has
a vast stock of that commodity. Its vital needs
are more labor, more food, more fuel, more war
like gQds.; in short, greater production, less civil
ian consumption.
w. s. s.
Teaching And Learning
MANY of the women who have canvassed the
city for Red Cross, Liberty Bonds and
Thrift Stamps went out to teach. Many of them
returned to their respective headquarters taught.
They went into the highways and byways and
learned how the other half Jivtjs, and in many in
stances the lessons were instructive and illuminat
ing. They 'found poverty and patriotism, the real
patriotism that welcomes additional sacrifice for
the Flag; they found tidiness and thrift, the thrift
that means thv utilization of the last cent and
which -counts the pennies; they found a cheerful
readiness on the part of the great majority to give
to the government and scrape the barrel once
morel
Many of the canvassers returned from their
rounds impressed with the fact that patriotism,
like gold, is where you find it, and that there is
no one social stratum, no particular place, no par
ticular culture and no particular race or people
.vliiih may lay claim to any degree of monopoly
on love of country or readiness' to serve.
prices of what the government buys? That is
exactly what happens when people neglect useful
work or waste useful goods.
On any one day or during any, one year there
is only so much stuff to be lought, and when it is
11 bought 'it is all g WJat ithe goi'ewviyent
wants is your buying povvef, jart bf Votfr :'pilf chas
ing strength, and you can lend that by subscribing
to these loans or give it up by paying taxes. But
you will mess the whole thing and badly by then
turning around and competing with the govern
ment for what the market has to sell. If you in
sist on doing so. you had better be taxed, for your
loans are only an Indian gift.
The man who turns his Liberty I'.ond in at the
store for merchandise is only faking; he has not
lent his country a red cent. Inflation, by forcing
up prices, tends to encourage that sort of action.
The cures for inflation are working and saviugo
Americans usually know about how. much work
they can do, but saving is rather a novelty arjil
might possibly be overdone. A safe working rule
is to save for your countrv during l'MX ten percent
more of your income than von siu'd in J'H7, and
turn it into Liberty Bonds. War Savings Certifi
cates, or Thrift Stamps. If ur familv gets paid,
or makes, a hundred dollars a month, just add a
War Stamp every two weeks to whh- familv bud
get, and the good work is done. Saving on that
scale will kill inflation, lower prices, lighten taxes,
and help win.
w. s. s.
Danger of Famine
AYBK vour've seen that expression before.
It is taken from a statement made not long
ago bv Lord Rhondda, the I'.riiish food controller.
It gives a graphic picture of the foo.l shortage. In
fact as Lord Rhoqdda -"
The food wanted by
"The word 'shortage'
he situation.
"To put the matter hi
is up against a nasty thin
of India, called Famine."
1 1 is a good thing l r n
statement soak into our c
M
mankind does not exist,
is not strong enough for
iuutlv. the whole world
ng, laimhar to the people
s to let that melancholy
iisi H .iisiies. Then we'll
do w-ltat we caji every one oi us, to save the world
t'ro'in' famitte. '
Some ftjlks say that tlnv are tired f hearing
ibout "starvation", and ii.... shortage", and simi
lar unpleasant things.
They are even tired m h.ning the papers urge
greater production.
When they reflect a hul. ,,n I ,
statement, these tired ones ought t.
attitude. Thev, too, should i.,m th.
rd Rhondda's
1 change their
rest of ins and
Kt. C. Mayres returned from Hilo vm
terday where be bad boaa in the local
brewery 'a inter!. '. ' '
Mr. and Mrs.. Robertson VTumlna
are giving a Masquerade' Hall at Hale
iwn Hotel on Saturday, May 25. Th
entire proceeds will bo donated to the
American Red Croat, -
The semimonthly meeting of the ter
ritorial food commission wss held at
the rliamher of Commerce rooms, yester
day morning, but adjourned without
transacting any business.
I'ostinsstet D, If. Mac-Adnm has Iwn
instnn -ted from Washington to fly the
ItRliiin (lag from the, post .athYe toilay
in honor of the fenniveraarr of the on
triune of Italy in the KnrowAn war.
An inmiranee poliey for 50,000 ia the
principal eatate wbieh Wan left tn hi
willow by Louia Barkhnuaen, former
llnwuii plantation man, who committed
suicide on March 12 in fan Francisco.
Another asset Is a pieee of property
lit Sim frua valued at 3o0.
Kimona Kalftikilo, a Hawaiian, who
wns iipprehendod by the military guard
lute Monday on a charge of loitering
nhimt the restricted rone of the wa
trrfront. and booked for the federal an
thoritiea, waa released yesterday, af
ter be waa given ay warning.
Felix Alexander, Fifth Company,
Const Artillery, who qualified al the
last officers' training eamp, but whose
certificate waa withheld until hia citi
zenship waa nettled,: baa not been quali
fied entirely, and la ordered to. report
at Camp Lee, Virginia, as an officer
candidate.
Charles Hpillner, the Onhu Sugar
Company irrigation' luna, who is charg
ed with a violation of the Kspionage
Act through disloyal talk, was released
from custody yeatenlay after furnish
ing a lKmd-of 2000. ll in honring tie
fore the United States corfiniissioiier
h:is been net for May 28.
The legislature of Hawaii has issued
imitations to a memorial service in
memory of the- late Queen l.iliiioknlani,
to 1 . held Sunday morning at ten
o'clock in Kawaiaiiao Church. The
invitations are issued in the name of
the president of the aenate anil speaker
of the house of representatives.
On Monday' the Men's' League sf
Central Union will hold an important
meeting at the Y. M. C. A. A noon
lunch, twelve to one o'clock, with a
good big feed for thirty five rent. A.
V. Palmer will give An illustrated talk
on "The Garden Citlea of Kngland";
K. O. Matheaon will make some signifi
cant local applications. A large at
tendance is expected.
The chamber of .commerce entertain
ment committee lute made no plana for
the entertainment of (Secretary of the
Interior Fraklin K. Lane and party.
Secretary Lane's wishes 'fn this aubjoet
will be aonght immediately upon his
arrival, so tbat whatever form thd en
tertainment may take it will fit in har
moniously with his iiroL'ram of business
nnd visits to the other islands.
Because A. H. Wilcox, Kauat enp-
italiKt, is so dangerously ill, a special
voyage of the Mauns. Loa was made to
the Gurden Island last uight so one of
his two brothers who. w'hh in Honolulu
might rcaih bis beilHlife, lira. J. H.
Jmlil ami' T. li. ftitmair,' the' bttter a-
major in the medira'f refterre eoTiis, al
so left on the Matron Loa tn attend a
medical consultation " rei?nrdinif the
capitalist 's illnens.
Despite the fact tliiit President Wil
son has issued tin order making Oahu
"dry , and congress has passed a reso
lution hereliv booze is prohibited
from being sold on thia , island, the
police tibjtter was yesterday decorated
with the name of Hnttie Aukai, r.liza
beth John ShutshonT and Ah Chew,
who were arrested and charged by the
police with drunkenness. Others ar
rested were J. Oracling, charged with
heedless driving; John Pii, vagrancy;
L. L. Lesmeister, investigation.
w. 9. u .
I'
PRAISED BY JUDGE
The Fmmiii Herald, Fresno, Califor
nia, (iiiti'K 1'cileritl Judge Morris Page
of Dulutli. Minnesota, as saying that
Hawuii is the most patriotic part of
America. Judge Page, with Mrs. Page,
was a recent isitor to the Islands and
left here thoroughly impressed with the
belief that Hawuii residents are deter
mined to do their part to defeat Ger
many. The Calit'oriiiH paper quotes the judge
as saving:
"Hawuii dels the war and has firm
ly determined to do its share. She has
taken the war seriously and earnestly
and ber people urn conscientiously ob
serving nil whcatlcas and meatless days.
Hut this serious busincsof war has
brought a greater prosperity than was
ever before en joyed by the Islands. The
LilM-rty Loans, the Hed Cross and the
Y. M. C. A. funds have been oversub
scribed. So while Hawaii ia aealously
patriotic it is also highly prosperous. '
W. a. a.
KAUAI IS WINNER OF
RED CROSS BANNERS
, T. B. Cameron, a augar planter frjom
Pain, is at the Voung Hotel. ' ; ' '.
Miss Jennie Perkins, a totirlai from
Portland, Oregon, is registered at the
Yoong Hotel. , - 1
Horace Johnson of Hilo arrived oa
the Mauna Kea yesterday and Is at the
Young Hotel. ', ., j .
Miss Ernestine Piea, a visitor from
New York, has takea an apartment at
the Moana Hotel. . . . 1
C H, Oiiikshank, an automobile
manufacturer nf Roatnn I. .,.. .
the Moana Hotel.
R. II. Hoiikins, a tourist ,from Auck
land, New Zealand, is registered at the
Moans Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. George Curtis, former
llonolulans. returned nn thm rthit, v.
terday for a short visit,
Mrs. R. Grddea and milv nf l'V.
land, New Zealand, have taken apart
ments at tne aioana Hotel for the Bum
mer. . ... , .
Mrs. MY Morse of Berkeley, Califor
nia, arrived ;)!ewUy i.flnihe . China.
Mrs. Morse ;is. a -guest, at Ph ,YJun
Hotel., ;
A. Martinson, a . bnsioessrnan from
Wailuku, was an arrival from Maui
yesterday and ia registered at the
feting Hotel. .
' C. L. Peek, a businessman of Oram!
Rapids, was an arrival oa the China
yesterday and is registered at the
Young Hotel.
T. R. Cox of. Dallas, Texas and A. M.
Winfell 0' PadUcah, Kentucky, arrived
yesterday on the China and are guests
at the Young Hotel.
' R. ft. 'rasier, a prominent banker of
Seattle," arrived here on the steamer
China yesterday for a visit to the Isl
ands and for a rest.
Mrs. H. 8. MacAyeal, mother of Lieu
tctjar.t MacAyeal of SchoAeld Bar
racks, arrived yesterday on the China
anil is j-ogistered at the Young Hotel.
Mies Belle Bhedd, who has been
spending 'the past four months at the
Mosna Hotel will reVurn to her home
in Boston on the Moana next week.
W. H. Hoogs 8i, of the territorial
food coniniissioo, and in charge of the
permit section, of the selective draft
headquarters, is confined to his home
by illness.
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Louis of New
York, who have .been stending the
Winter at the Moana Hotel, will re
turn -to the mainland on the Bon 0111 a
next Tuesday. ,
Mr. 'and Mrs. E. K. Keller, visitors
from Detroit who will spend seversl
weeks In the islands, arrived yesterday
011 the China. They arc registered at
the Young Hotel.
I'r. and Mrs. A. H. Oreen of Ban
Francisco, who have been visitiug the
volcano and other points of interest on
the Island of Hawaii, have returned to
the Moana Itotjel.
Mrs. II. A. Isenlieig and her sons,
Rudolf and Alexander, who have been
attending the University of California,
are exieeted to arrive on Manoa this
morning for an indefinite slay and will
reside at their old home, Puniihou and
Wilder Avenue.
w. a.
Hi
iinurntrirt mi 1
I.U.I.LUIU.U U1LL
'I'lf'
BUMPS INTO SNAG
II
W. B. S.
In'ioine Ixwoters for iiiiic.i
w. s. s. -
Tilt: w rld Kxiks tn m iii
1 he I I tin. Art we i-iii.il 1. . 1 1
v v are, lut size die-u 1
in liliii- and artimi aii .,1
w ii Id tuda'. I'm 1
! I
aii mi th.il
Sam li.i - 1 h 1 , ,
The n.ily legitimate kicks on the boozeles fun
ditiuns im vailing that have reached us come frum turned up his cull's. Imt 1i .1t
the rcpoiiirs detailed td cover the olice statimi ! II,- must strip t the u:n-t
They complain that there is really nothing am ! heart and sour- llar ...1
more to write about. Itamp you can, up t" tin !
aK atioii from
I'i; enoiinh,
spirit, power,
will -a c the
n nil hi- cc iat?
1- a ln'L;inniiiK.
An- iiu vi(h him
"iu:ht .ill the Thrift
1 1 1 1 1
Kauai is the winner of the Red Cross
bimncr niTVieil by George R. Carter for
the island tlmt would give the greatest
sum in in !, t ion to its school enroll
ment. Unlni wns a close second.
O11I111 tuiiil contribution was much
greater than that of any other island,
but In i m liiu.l enrollinent was also
greater I the ti 1111 1 averages showed
each child on Kauai represented by
1 5.40 h;j,i.iiM U.!i7 on Ouhu. Muui
was tl'u.t uith 410 per child 11 ml
Ilinwin I. until with jiH.O.'i.
Ah a 1 r.r Kmiui gets two line flugs,
one Hed 'roMK luinuer and the Htars
and HtnficN.
5 IMPROVED QUININE
DOES NOT AFFECT THE HEAD
Because ol its Ionia and lasativ effect.
1.AXAT1VK BROMO QUININ8 will be found
better than ordinary Quinine. Does not causi
nervousness, nor ringtnf la the bead. H
neiiiler. .here is only one "Bromo (Juiainc
The siKtui'.iire r.f H. 1". Gto-l - c.w ' '
Contracts for school buildings for
Maui aggregating over $20,000 were
let at a meeting of supervisors last
Friday. All contracts are to be com
pleted by September 1, under a $15 per
day penafty for any time after that
date.
Besides the buildings for which the
contracts were let, new school buildings
for Kahaina costing between $5000 and
iMiOOO are being planned. The contract
ing for these buildings has been set
over to another meeting,, ponding the
choice of a site.
Following are the contracts let:
Keahua Hchool, two room addition,
Charles Savage, 250.
Paia School, one room addition, Hugh
Howell, lt;!7.
KchIhIiou School, one room building,
Hugh Howell. T1(L
I'uiiiieiie, cottage, D. I. Kalukawa,.
21100. '
Maknwao, cottage, 1). T. Kalakawa,
t':noo.
Kahuliii, one room, Hugh Howell,
15H7.
Wailuku, four rooms, Hugh Howell,
51.ri5.
Puukolii, one room, Hugh Howell,
if tii:iH.
W. 8. g.
I' ASMKX.KKN .tHH!YKI
l.v str Minimi Kin Mav 21:
i'ruiii Hum, ill .1. 11 Html. 11. Illolllflclil.
II llalle.v. Ml-- hnrl.L-. St. ('. Harres. K.
C. Peters. Ir n ml Mrs. A, . OnnMi. l.
Kelinar. l'riiuk HI, liiinlnmi. K. V. Vsllle.
Mrs. Trower. Mrs. V II. Hinith, A. Mur
liliy. H. Kfliilinne. Miss K. Pies. Kails yn
slit unit Infant. Mrs. A. I'niiieroy, .1. Victor,
I. '. Kruek. IV l-'ernundwi. K. K. Hllva,
Mrs. -. IVrri-liH. Mrs. T 1.. CIiIiik sail
live i lii lil i en . Miss ToU. Miss Tsuvl. Mrs.
A. ('. Wheeler. Mr. nml Mis. Jlorw. '.
Ii-uritics. I.. W. He Vis Norton. Wllllsi
'flioiiiison. Mr. Hiifl Mrs.. MeliiiaaM. .1.
P. Iliiffhes. Mrs. UlchsrcNoii, ('apt. J. ):
Peterson. Mrs. 1.. I.. Ktsh. Mrs. K. A.
Ik tin. Miss Mm- Hint i li. Miss V. Vsnllne.
Mrs. I. eiitilc nml Infant. Mrs. Harness,
Miss llnri.'1'ss. p Arli.le, Mr sml Mrs. I'.
II. MosK-iirlli ami cliilil. V. ItodrlKiies. P.
N. Mai tin. .Okiiiuuto. Mi".. Miyumura "ltd
I ii Tn nl VI Ocaln N KelllliiMiiaalll. Mrs.
1,1-e Hliw .1. 1.1(1. Ifi.i.t.
I'rinn Maul V A. Vniias. Arlta, N.
)si.rl. Kiyounua. Kainurti. A. Helner. 41.
.1. Itiisni'lt A I' l.nw. Mr. MhiiiihI. Mrs.
Kcaa. A ll..ii.-i.. S. lllrukuwa. S. Fuji
iiiiira. Illnilii Y VnlilokH. V. Tsinlkl I.
It. MiinliMk. .1 WiiriiiHcr. K. H. Ilevlss.
M K. tiiiuies Jr. Mrs. A. Kreitus sml two
children.
PASKKNtiKKM IlKI'AKTKIl
tv sir Manila Kca fin- I.uIihIuh and Hilo,
May '- J II llln.l Mr. A. foekett, A.
P. Low. V. Muidiy. Jack Voiins, it.
hiiiitisoli. ItiMi'V It Jiini's. 1(. Itenloii
lllii'l 1' K. Miiiiney. Hi- II. X. pearse. Mrs.
I.ens ile (ImtT. MIms Anna ViiikIoi til It . Mrs.
John ('ran. W V lli-llliii,'er. Jnlin W. Vttlt--terlilli
Mi nml Mis Howard llryant. It.
Ilillildiri . II N Aliului. S. Piiiulil. If.
Illiiiiillidil Mr. nml Mis W. Itiilii-rlsiin.
Mr. and lri Nn ka in n ra. Mrs. K. Y. PllliK
mid i Ifllil MImh Miet'lieus. Itev. mid Mrs.
TiiJIma ii Mlin M i: llellinnii. Mrs.
flilllt: I. nn Mr Kniinnl mid Infant. Miss
I. In. VY A SiIIkicii M Ucilla M. K'lM
liiMiaialn Mi A Nnluli'. Master Nslole.
Mr i uke Mr lciiii. ii. W. Hebiiuisn,
i'iipain lliiiwn Major I luiiirtierty. Miliar
Micks. K -:. Wi-IkIiI. Miss liurlmiil. Mrs,
1,1a liHln I.. II James. Mrs II II. Jor
dan. TaiiaLa Mrs ti Wallace. Mrs. ('. J.
Ki-hoi'iitiitz Mrs. J, lines K, li. II. U. ItLuil
t"li. A l Mimettu J A I'll niliirn. K.
iihiikl I Kinnaua N agl, T. OJiao, K.
.Nskainuia. Miss Oxakn.
Measure Is Being Materially
Amended li Session and Will'
' Delay Adjournment V-
Numerous and important amendments
te Senator flhingle's homestead meas
ure, which waa introduced ia. the sen
ate Mav 17 ars tin!.)!.,. , .tkl. ..
portanr measure and will lengthen ta4
v via, ipnrisi tTTIWfOa, j. if
The bill has bee in the hands' of
Governor-Designata McCarthy, Attor
ney General Arthur Smith, aad An
tonio Perry, representing the chamber
of commerce, and Various tnen promi
nently eonneeted With the sugar indus
try here for two days and up to the
close of the sessioa yesterday -no de
dsHoa had been reached.
The bill provided for the eultivatioa
of government lands nfter. thsirdeases
expire. " The intent of the bill ia to
allow the planters to keep-aa cultivat
ing fane Unds after the leases expir
until such time as thev are disposed ot
to homesteaders. While the land is
thus under eultivatioa, the cost of eul
tivatioa and manufacture is to ie de
ducted from the sale of the sugar and
the balanee of the proceeds is to be
divided 50-50, the government takinf
one-half and the planter the other half.
Snag Ia Struck , ... w
It is nnderstoood that the principal
feature of this bill which seems to be
the snag which has held "Sip Its pro
gress is the question of estimating the
eost of production. Attorney Perrv
was closeted with Governor McCarthy
and Attorney General Smith practical
lv all of yesterday afternoon ;.
work out equitable measures to deter
mine eost. vne, report which reached
the senate ehamber yesterday afternoon
wss that the plantation interests in
tended charging one sixth of the capi
talisation of each' plantation against
the eost of production. This measure,
it ia said, was strongly opposed by
Governor McCarthy.
Another feature of the bill which Is
meeting with atrAnir Alt tAtl If Insk ( (Qsasa.
Hon 0 which provides for the method
m niiicn i ue ne. prorits rrom the crop
are determined. According to the bill
a it stands, the planter, immediately
upon the disposal of his crops, must
send . written notice of the fact to
the commissioner nf nnlilio mnAm
circuit court judge of the circuit where
1 ' . . .
mr ian0 is situated, a statement of
cost must be furnished at the same
time showing the net profit received
from the crop and an account showing
in detail how the sum total of this
profit wss arrived at. Following the
receipt of this aernnnt h
judge at chambers, after due notice
10 ine commissioner of public lands,
shall adjudicate and determine the ac
tual net profit derived from the crop.
Fly In the Ointment
This last clause is the particular
flv in the ointment which is nmrlm,
those who sre planning to reconstruct
n uni. ii is claimed tnat a judge
of the circuit court is not competent to
determine plantation costs as Be lacks
experience and training along, these
lines and it is believed that ntore
emiitahle results isnnM ha
appointing a commission of three dis-
lnierearen niisinessmen nn ah uii.
who would have full power to settleJ
an questions or this caliber.
It is expected that this bill In a much
amended form will be introduced in
the senate today.
W. I. s . -
SOME STILL HOPE TO
SALVAGE LUSiTAN I A
British Experts Offer Plan Which
May Be Undertaken
Tf the plans of the British salvage
experts are found satisfactory and are
carried out, it is barely possible that
the steamship I.usitania, which was
sunk by a German torpedo off the Irish
coast in 1915, will again be seen doing
service between Europe and America.
The vessel now lies under three hun
dred feet of water, and it is believed
by British salvsge concerns that she
can be raised from her present position
and refitted for service.
Engineers, it is reported, are at
work on plans and methods to raise as
many of the ships as possible along
the Irish roast, especially around the
Kmerald Island, not merely for refitting,
but it is expected that some of them
will be taken apart and made up into
other ships. A side from the hulls, the
cargoes on the various vessels sank
around Ireland are worth millions rof
dollars, and it ia for this reason that
many of the salvage experts are plan
ling to raise the ships.
A number of cases are on- record
where treasure from sunken ships hss
been recovered at depths up to nearly
two hundred feet before the war, and
it is on this basis that experts are laying
their plans. They have decided that,
since a number of ships have been
floated from a depth of two hundred
feet, those under three hundred feet
are capable of being raised.
DOG COSTS TwicE7
WHAT HORSE DOES
NKW YORK, May 21 (Associated
Press) The Berliner Tageblatt in a
current issue publishes an article de
claring that in Haxony the poor people
sre forred to eat the flesh of camels,
dogs and horses. Dog meat is two
marks seventy Ave pfennigs a pound
and horse meat one-eighty. t
WOOL CLIP PRICE
HAS BEEN FIXED
V AKHINUTON, May 21 (Official)
-The wur industries board lias fixed
wool prices on the basis established
Jul .'10. The government has the prior
right as needed. It will allot the re
mainder. Dealers are entitled to 'one
snd one-half percent for collecting and
distributing.
ii;ibiirtmHrrjii,(A)ii
I
li
AKB riEVJf IT EREST
1$ Disincorporate Equivalent To
Stt? pf-ShJreiCr Prop-, f
T erty,'1s Asked". . " .
I i l U-M -ir a.',:.4 -'
'Americanization nf corporations, par
ticularly Vte hwiiir.ntlo . tff ,
HnVkfeld "I'd CempnhJ. is ajrnin 'n nk-,
wli i sflTt j'Ti'l " fnr.. ; T"i
rasirtMitMlM J y'tha rereitl byvfhe,
Plsstrirs', Assm-iatlon pf an opinion
from its Wa-hlngton representative,
Judge flidrtey Balloii, ouoltng psoislnVot
attorneys tot he., affect that .there, f-as
some question as t6 the title' VhlcH the'
eustodifB' ',f : tnemy,, ropfrty wnuld
give, that purchasers of such property
might be purchasing law suit ts Well,
an opinion against theVftlldity of the
enemy properly law. t VI ,
Anssreriig the. suggestion contained
in the opinlori,"thrf'locr representative
of the custodian, Richard H. Trent,
yesterday ''pointed ot that the proposal
for the, 'handling of the Teffairs of 11.
Ifackfefd and Company contemplated a
dissolution of . the old (Ooscera, Its dis
incorporation. There is to be no stock
of the old corporation sold or transfer
rod. The corporation will go out of ex
istence ' and the stockholders wilt re
ceive the money which the assets of
the old' company bring when sold to a
now company which is to bo nrganixed.
The .shares in the new comttany are
Co-be subscribed for and sold.." They
may be 'paid,,for. in cash or they mav
be paid for in "surrender of the old stork
but such surrender is equivalent to cash.
It merely means that the "holders of
the old will receive stock in the new
instead of the double transaction of re
ceiving actual money and paving it
right back. ,,, .
Old Company Bolls' Out
Disineorporation would require the
surrender by the stockholders of B.
Harkfeld and Company of their shares,
the turning of them In. The proceeding
was recently seen in the case of the
Mineral Products Company which sur
rendered its old charter and took out
a new one in Hawaii,
Mr. Trent said he had heard there
waa same talk about invalidity of trans
fers made by the custodian and pointed
out in. this rase 'there is no transfer
of the shares but a. wiping out of the
company in which the shares were hnld.
Asked whether this would remove any
question, whether nn one could then
object and later bring action, be re
plied with the question "how about
unanimous consent T"
Another Contention
Other may hold thnt the transfer
of the property of the company by its
dires'tors to the stockholders of a new
company ia done by tho custodian, but
the stand of that official appears to be
that all of the stockholders, or a maj
ority of them, vote to disincorporate,
the custodian so voting the enemy
stock. They all get their money, the
citizens as well as the enemy but the
citizen share holders are. permitted, if
they desire, to invest the money they
receive in stork of the new company
I while tbo enemies, are not so permitted.
vTlne who. say this would be illegal
take kW stah d 'thaT a cclaim ' by
the enemy shareholders, made after the
war, would not be against the govern
ment bnt would follow the property
which (the directors of the company
realize npon in the process of disineorporation.
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MILITARY SERVICE
, .i T
MEASURE IS TABLED
' :.r :
On the contention that It provided
a "bonus for going to war" to Ter
ritorial employes who enter the mili
tary or naval service of the Nation,
House Bijl No. 13 was tabled yester
day after a brief discussion. The bill
was introduced by Representative H. K
Kawewehi,
It provided that employes of the Ter
ritory who go into military or naval
service shall receive their salaries from
the Territory less whatever they might
receive from the federal government.
In oppoaing the bill Representative O.
H. Cooke said a similar bill was pass
ed at the 1917 session in the belief
that the national guard would be called
out and thnt the act is still on the stat
ute book. He expressed the belief that
men in Class 3 or lower will never be
called into service and that men in
Class 3 probably will not be called, due
to the large number that will be made
available W the registration of neir
men. as provided for in a law just en
acted. .
w. i. a.
HERMAN MEEK INJURED
AT, PRESIDIO BY AUTO
Herman Meek, one of the Honolulu
boys who left here about six weeks
ago, enroute to join the 20th Engineers
at Camp Meade, was seriously injured
at the I'residio about two weeks ago,
being struck by a motor truck. His
right srm was fractured and one of his
ankles badly sprained, causing him to
be seiit:to the Let termini (ieneral IloK-i
pital at the I'residio, where he is now
convalescing.
Meek 4tas under draft age and volun
teered hia service to I'nHe Sam. He
was placed in the 2011 Engineers. He
Slid all the others went to the I'residio
and waited there until arrangements
were perfected to send them on East.
First of sll tbey bad to be uniformed
Meek has written his patents Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Meek, of I1M17 l.iliha
Street, that moat of the comrades who
left Honolulu Kith h iin, have gone east
to join their organizations-
w. a a
FOE A LAME BACK.
When you have pains or IniueiieMs in
the back bi(the tin) parts with I'liniulier
Iain's l'ain Unlin twice a day, mussag
ing with the n 1 in of the limn I for live
minutes at cm li application. Then
(lumpen a piece ot tlnniii-l slightly wit It
this 1 1 n i tn i n 1 1 nn. I liind it mi over the
sent of pain. Kor sale bv nil dealers.
Benson, Hnnlli & Co., Ltd., iijjenta for
Hawaii. A. I t.

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