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AUGUST 6, 1918.
The Week In the War
D EAT EX to sj fare you well, whipped t
.L3 (r:7ie. the forces of the (iernian
prince have leen driven fVrn the terrain that was
known a the Soiasonti-Kiieims salient The
enemy has been unable to make a new stand
along' the esle River, which had been expected,
and has been driven even beyond the Aisne at
Kine points. It appears likely that the Prussians
will be unable to take up positions of defense
niong the Aisne but must fall back as far as the
Oemin des Dames line.
The end of the week comes at the cud of the
i , 'th year of the war and sees a large, part of
the enemy's army in full retreat, a phase of their
Vpreme offensive turned into a disaster for them
inl the tide of battle turned completely in favor
of the Allies. A battle lias been won lor the
Allies that will rank as among the most im
portant, if not the most iinortant, of all the war.
-..Since the counter offensive of the Allies was
snv ; in the vicinity of Chateau Thierry, the
if. i of n.arest enemv aonroach to I'aris, the
Reports received tier from the Kan
district' y that heavy 'Minn visited
that district last week and thnt wash
nut ilcrtmyed fifteen acre nf coffee
field in HonaunaU ' A' InTge area. (
gratify and thrill with pride all loyal Americans. ,iiro destroyed at heei.
Oiir fighters were in this great battle, they carried
themselves in a manner which has roused the ad
miration of the world and without boasting, for
everv American w ill wish we had had ten men ; but which he think might get along
in the fiirhtinur for everv one man who has been I '''T m0'"'y dri" ,h" M o1
Governor McCarthy toon will appoint
four member of tha Hawaii Promo
tion Committee, which : he says he
won II like to see kept in existence.
there, it can be said that it was American parti
cipation that made possible the victory, the pres
ence of the merican fighters, some quarter of a
million of them, that gave General Koch the man
power to warrant tin- launching of the counter
offensive. In fighting finalities displayed, the
Americans have left uthig to be asked, accord
ing to' French and I'.ritish reports. They have
moved forward with at least the same speed and
precision as did their Allies. They have been
trusted with snmc of the most imxrtant points
on the fighting front and have shown themselves
worthy of the front
As yet bare details of the fighting have reached
here. As these are more fully learned the magni
tude of the victory achieved will become still more
On the Albanian trout, the reports of the week
Pmy line has been thrown back a full t cut- j indicate, the Austrians have been able to reorganize
live mi!es with the end of the retrografle move
Mnt not in sight. The thrust against Paris has
been warded off;
.. ' 1'ut the victory of the Allies means even more
than this. It would seenl that it must mark the
end of the German "Supreme Offensive." After
' is disaster not only must the von J'ochni forces
b completely reorganized, the reorganization must meager and from
extend to a large part of the enemy reserves. To Locally the new
extricate the von Hoehm army from the clutchef
cf Fnch'g pincers it was necessary to bring down
rerrrves from Ruprecht's army and these reserves
I, c been so shattered that they also must be
reorganized. Thus are the enemy reserves
tremendously weakened.
,'' In this position it is not unlikely that tfliis
great battle has brought the end of the Prussian
offensive. Without adequate reserves it is doubt
ful if a new phase of the offensive can be launched.
; This was expected to be yet another thrust at the
Channel Ports. A short time will determine
whether that plan has been thwarted through the
fiasco of the crown prince's effort. If the thrust
is attempted, the Allies are far better prepared to,
meet it than they were a month or even two weeks
There are other sectors along the West I ront
where the German positions are not such as to
withstand heavy assaults by the Allies and these
the Prussian war lords must consider in their suh
", sequent plans. Already they have fallen back
ten miles on the British front.
There is therefore reason to hope that the posi
tions of the two armies have been reversed and
that the Germans are now to be forced to take
the defensive at all points of the line with Foch
and the Allies taking their own chosen times for
rrasrer thrusts.
It was the German plan to strike a great blow,
to cut deep and to achieve an overwhelming vic-
and have recovered some of therr losses. Reports
?rc somewhat contradictory and those from Italian
sources t'ontinue to claim gains and advances al
though admitting that there is a lull in their offen
sive. hi the Italian front there have been no events
of major importance, from Macedonia reports are
destine nothing has been heard,
of plans for an expedition into
Siberia has been of great importance. The posi
tion of Hawaii in the Pacific past which all ship
ments of troops must go. adds much to the in
terest and there are possibilities opened for a par
ticipation in war efforts which may come to these
Islands. Hie closer relations which are to be
brought about between the United States and
Japan as a result of the expedition are of world
wide interest, but where there is such a mingling
of American and Japanese is here, that .interest
further deepens.
How Russia will take this action is a cause for
anxiety,, although it is conceded that the Bolshe
v iki are in a position to do little more harm than
i hey have already done.
W. S. 8.
Taxes On Luxuries
I'SINFSS. wholesale and retail, throughout
the country is watching the deliberations of
the house ways and means committee in the fram
ing of a new war revenue measure. Especially is
this so relative to the proposed taxes on luxuries
and the determination of what are to be con
sidered luxuries. Uradstreet's reflects business
sentiment clearly and is an earpiece as well as
a mouthpiece for the business world. Under the
heading of "Taxes on Luxuries proposed" that
publication in its issue of July 13 says: .
One of the suggestions made by Secretary Mc
Adoo in his letter to Chairman Kitchin of the
tory before the American forces should become house ways and means committee over a month
art important factor. As a result of the offensive ago was that, in framing the new revenue law,
that was started in March the United States ' heavy taxation be imposed upon all luxuries. It
speeded up as no one had thought it was possible is probably an elaboration of this proxsal that
to do. That speed attained a maximum of 300,-
:as been submitted to the committee in a mem
irandum from the treasury department this week.
Two classes of taxes are suggested in the nitiri-
000 fighters sent overseas last month. The very
thing the Prussians most feared they have brought
upon themselves. Their eagerness to forestall the j nrandum. one class on retail sales and the other
American forces brings them into the fighting the
Whatever probability there ever was of th
Germans reaching Paris has now been minimized.
If this effort proved a failure what can be ex
pected of a later effort against heavily strength
ened forces?
Ir the Germans are to strike at the Channel
Ports it must be soon, almost immediately. Then
failure seems sure but later disaster will be certain
From now on the balance of man power will
be swinging ever for the Allies and it may well
be that the Germans will never again be able tip
take the offensive on the Western Front. Cer
tainly they can never again launch assaults of the
magnitude of those that carried them forward
during the spring mu early summer.
On the other hand the Allies can wait or force
the offensive as they will. The waiting game will
in no wise weaken them, it allows the foe to dig
in, that is all. They have against them a foe that
grows weaker as they grow stronger.
This condition should not beget over confidence.
It does not mean that the Allies will not have to
do much hardrighting nor that they may not
sustain some reserves. Before them is some of the
( ii manu lacturers or producers. l ne imposts m
the first class arc frankly recommended not only
to raise revenue, but also to discourage wasteful
consumption and unnecessary production.
These comprise taxes of titty percent on the
retail price of jewelry, including watches and
clocks, except those sold to army officers, twenty
percent on automobiles, trailer- and truck units,
motor cvcles and bicycles, and on tires therefor,
and on musical instruments, and ten percent on
collections from the sales of vending machines and
on hotel and restaurant bills above a certain rate.
With these are grouped taxes on stlles of wearing
apparel and on house furnishing- and toilet articles.
The second class of taxes includes the doubling
of tin- existing rates on alcoholic beverages of all
kinds, tobacco ami cigarettes, theater admissions
and club membership dues; license taxes on pas
senger automobiles graded Ironi Si? cm twenty
live horsepower or less, to SoO on ov er forty horse
power; the substitution of a five percent tax on
rentals received by producers of motion picture
shows and films instead of the present foot tax,
and doubling the tax rate on admissions: increases
of taxes on soft drinks, mineral waters and chew
ing gum ; ten cents a gallon on gasoline, and a ten
hardest perhaps the very hardest fighting they erceut tax on w ire leases. ith these are grouped
have been called on or will be called upon to offer. ! laves on male household servants, ranging from
When the tide turns, as it may now have done.' twenty-five percent of the wages of one to one
they must do the offensive work, theirs is the part hundred percent of the combined wages of four
to drive in and on, ever on, hurling the Huns j or more, and taxes on female se rv ants in excess
back to and into their own land and there beating, of one exempted, ranging from ten percent on each
them to their knees until they shall not ask hut I additional one t le hundred percent on all over
beseech and pray for peace. To do this will mean I nun in number.
lent w
Kanni, the resident of the (inrden 1st
am) 8ii' suffering by hundred from la
grippe The disease flrt ravaged Oa
liu ami then it spread to Maui and
H.-ncnii. The Garden Islanders are tha
last t" suffer from the influenia.
I). ('. Chang, vrho for tin' past two
yearn ha been ou tha editorial staff
of the Liberty New, yesterday be
came fellowship secretary for Chinese
work at the Nuuanu Y. M. C. A. Mf.
Chung will continue to give part of
his time to newspaper worli while he,
in studying Y. M. C A. woik.
Food Commissioner Child, who re
turned from a tour of . Iimpeetion oa
Kauai Sunday, reported, tlmt the eiti-.
.en on the Garden Island are doing
everything in their power to observe
the rutin;! of the food rommieain).
Air. Chibl was npt vary enthusiastic
over the rice, aituat ion en Kauni, owing
to the shortage of labor for this clasa
of nKrieultural work..'
The Hawaii Home-Journal, a Japa
nene monthly magazine pubiixhed by
the Nippu .liji Company of this city,
will suspend publication during the
win. aecording to an announcement in
the Nippu .Tiji yesterday. The maga
7.i nf luid thousands of subscribers
nulling! the Jnpanese women throughout
the Islnnds and its suspension is re
gretted by most of ita readers.
Dans for the location of the Walkiki,
drainage lagoon, in the Waikiki re
plantation project, were practically de
cided upon yeaterday at a conference
of lvnian H. Bigelow, superintendent
of the public works, A. !-. Cantin and
Cot. K. K. Raymond, U. H. A. The pub
lie worka superintendent, however,
sara, the location will not be announc
ed for about two weeks, and not until
after the plana are mapped
District Attorney, 8, C. Ruber said
yesterday that the marriage of City
Clerk David ty. Kalauokalnni to Mr
M.aggie K. Ryan Van (ieison, which
occurred last Wednesday, would not
result now in the entry of a nojle
prosequi to the federal indictment
against the city clerk. He, however,
intimated that such might result if
the complainant, Mr, Kalauokalani,
did not desire to press, the case.
The Korean Committee of the Nun
ami Y. M. C. A. held its regular
monthly meeting yesterday at noon
The committee discussed plans for co
operation with the war work council
work for Korean soldiers. The follow
ing are the office r lrd member of
the committee: Byngman Knee, chair
man: W. K. Aim, vice chairman; w
C. Pang, recording crefry;' 8. Y.
Hhia, treasurer; John jfaf lvH.1 J. Bopg
and u. n.Hbonvi 1 t t
Prince Arthur of Connaught with
suite, who passed through -here a few
weeks ago en route to Japan, where
he went to present to the Japanese
emperor a Hritish field marshal's bnton
from King George, hns landed safely
at a Canadian port. He was taken
there by a Japanese ibattle cruiser of
.t7,000 tons. ccord;i)gntOi report re
reived here recently. Hi departure
from Japan was withheld from pub
lieation on account of the censorship,
A meeting of representatives of the
various Island liquor boards and ter
ritorial officials is to be held this
morning to deride upon rule and rag
ulation for the importation and dis
trihution of liquor to the Islands for
medicinal, sacramental, mechanical and
scientific, purposes after the Hawaii
Prohibition Act goes into effert. The
tentative plan is to have the distribu
tion ami iiiiiiot tntion handled bv the
liquor lion ids on the various Islands.
W. S. 1.
A plea of not yuiltv was eutere
Dr. Xf. Matsamohv Professor of the
Imperial University, Teklo, Japan, U
a visitor tn Honolulu n bis wa to the
t nited State. Re isiajr thera fof
the purpose ot studyiiiNractieal mrv-
etiology in Harvard, YaleT9rBFll, C'l-
nmnia ana oiaer large ArtiSTjrao t uni
versities. He erfpeeta to olsh(iis' stu
dies ia aboat a year. " " - .
Lieut. GYP.' James, of tha Australta.il
FWtag Corps, he was visitor In Ho'
nolulu yesterday, on hit way home from
the British battlefronts ia Pranee, has
a record of twenty-two airplane flights
over Germany slnoe 1917. Oa anoh trip
be earned bombs and dropped these on
designated cities anal ' military sanips
following England's decision to make
reprisals for Germany's raids on Lon
don and unfortified cities. Another of
ficer, who, waa 1o ea route home,
Capt. L. A. Iaureaee, alto took part la
raids on Uersmey.' V Lieutenant James
ha beea Invalided oat cf . the, service.
yesterday in the federal court by Ku
myosin Imnni1. otherwise known as
Yimagarnwee, who m charged with the
murder of l.icut. Joseph Carso at Fort
Shatter on June -I. A demurrer filed
to the indictment by Attorney W. T
Raw Ii ii x. counsel for the defendant
was overruled. The trial of the Japa
nese is to begin nejt Monday.
I. flu Kici mi. I Harry Afong, who
are under indictment on a White Hlave
Act charge, and Mah Ching, charged
with an opium offense, pleaded not
guilty vesterday w hen arraigned ni the
federal court.
irrrr.fitt?rTriiiwi,uiiwi,i)iM.-ii.Mw ri
1 4 ?.t.
Two Hundred and Fifty Japanese
Walk Out and . Work 'of Com-
pany Is Seriously Hampered
Are Members' of New Labor Union
Quietly Organized; work of
Loading Vessel Delayed
lobd lof Prosperity
Coming This Way
After War, Is Belief
Honolulu Must Prepare To Han
die Great Expansion of Com
merce, MessaQe Sent To City
By Rossiter Through . Effinger
Honolulu most prepare ta aa ade
quate way now for the flood of pro
perity which will flow to the island,
and must have wbarvea' and shipping
facilities equal to ,jreat expaaiiaa
of romrrterrr In the Tatifie after the
war, is the aietaagfc which' John, Effin
ger ha bfoucht ' home ' froni J. B.
Rossiter, . headi of . tha ahipplag aboard
in Han Franelaeb. ' .
Mr. Rossiter, who wn president of
the new Pacific Mail ftteamship Com
pany before hi aeleetloa for aervlee
in the irovernment (hipping board, told
Mx. Effinger that ther will uqqnea
tionabW be a vast expaaaion of travel
and commerce throughout the Paeiat
following the conclusion of the war,
and that the Hawaiian Island will be
the renter of thin development
"I had a long talk with Mr. Bo
.iter," said Mr.' Effinger, "and acide
from hi personal intereat in Honolulu
a a port ia the PaeifUs where hi own
company "i a ahhipiae factor,. ha ex-
pressed - the opinion' that it i logieat
that Honolulu, will became the - maat
active and important port in the:
tire Pacific region, aeeond probably
n Uji1 '
Worrying Along
In Same Old Rut?
many and jrcat saenfires, marvels of ai hn rmviit
but the resources are at hand and it rests with
the readiness and the willingness of the people.
A tremendous crisis lias hecn passed and in the
pasaage the Allies come out strengthened
In what has been known as the oisoiis Klieim-
Ralient a line seventy four miles in length ha
shortened to forty. Not only have immense lise
in men been caused to the enemy but in k111
ill lnunitions captured they have been badly crip
Jiled. despatches of yesterday say that the an
notinceinent of the number of prisoners capture
jn the past few days will thrill the Allied world
.There is much in the news of the week t
W. S. 8.
I alt the lluu" was the -1
Now the general purpo
)i;an a short time
e lias changed to
mo hilt.
e 1 1 1 1 - j I nl
hern ii" ai the
i.ses mioi e and
it a-ses
am exjiei toil to asses.-, tli
enemy" after icioi
more evident she w il
nieiit roll.
says he will in
Met andle
nu stioii an issue in his lampaij
i.ilic nomination for Delegate
lo Ii .i the people will- do it lor
i ost of the war
It is becoming
base to change
I make the rice
tor the Demo
I I c s ill not have
Clad in haort and hfthlm, Puaano-
soke Kuhara. nresldent 'of the BTuhafa
Mining Company of Osaka, Japan, whi
is regarded a one of the leadiOB busi
ness men of Nippon, i a .visitor in
Honolulu, on , his way to. the United
States where he i goiag t or .reeopera
tion of hi health, and because, of ousi-
nes Teasott. f He" An accompanied .by
hi business advisorjChotar: Kolo. '
, Koiko resigned a .the Head of tha
biireaa of politicl nrTair in )he for
eign department 'tf "the Japanese gov
ernment to enter the employ of the
Kuhara Mining -Compaq aa it man
ager, and buuiness advisor to the presi
dent. Had he remained' with the dip
lomat ii' service of Japan, ie would I
have had a good opportunity : to be
come foreijin minister.
Althouph President Kuhara ia a
stranger to local Japanese, Mr. Keiko
is known here because of visits' made
coining and going to the lated 6tatea
the latter part of last yoar, when he
nns a member of the- Japanese nan
rial and economic commilon.' Thi
eoinnuHxion was beaded by, iBaroa T.
M oguta, a member of the upper house
of the Japanese ditc and wa com
posed of representative of the lead
iutt luifi lions houses of Japan. '
Both Mr. Kuhara and Mr. Koiko are
silent as to their business miasien tO
the I'nitcil States, and the mining com
liu n v president insists he il going prin
iiiul1v f,ir rei-iioeration ana nleasure.
' J - - - 1 ' - V" J
which he say he badly needa after
years of strenuous business activity.
Unlike most of the modern business
men of Japan, President Kuhara still
wear the dress of Japan instead of
European clotbing.
Are you lame every morning, tired all
day, tortured with dull backache or
sharp, athhliing pains t Pon 't drag
along with it. Suspect your kidney.
If you have headaches, rheumatic pain,
dizzy spells, with annoying kidney ir
regularities, don't wait for worse trou
bles to st in; use Doan'i Backache,
Kidney fills. They, have worked well
in thousand of such ease. Tou can
try them ith confidence.
"When Your Bark is I.arae Bemem
her the Name." (Don't aimply ask for
a kidney remedy--aaK distinctly for
! loan's Hiitkaclic Kidney Pill and take
no other I. Doan's Backache Kidney
Pills ure sold by nil druggist and store
keepers, or will be mailed on receipt of
price by the Ilolllster Drug Co., or
Benson ' Smith & Co., agent for the
Hawaiian Islands. (Advertisement)
The Lord Young Engineering Co. WM
the one and only bidder yeterday': at
noon when bid were to be ppnel for
the imnrovemcnt oa Aala street APe
twuen Beretaiiia and King Wreet, the
. r -, .l.r.L - .. - ' '
i.orn iouii( Kja.t wmvn umm- wcmmj
been taken over by the PiUingham
and H. f. Beuson interest,, bid 10675
for the job. The estimate of City En
(rineer A. S. Cautin for thi .work, wa
(MIlVl.lO. The difference of 053. be
tween the estimate and the bid, made
strike which aerlonaly hampered
the.work ot handling freight, and which
threaten to develop Into more serious
diWttl4 broke out among the employes
of the. Oahu Railroad Saturday night
ana reeteraay wnen -ou Japanese aec-
tioa pea aad freight handlers, all mem-.
bera of a new and secretly organized
union, walked out.
The men quit work, they say, because
of the refusal of the railroad company
last Friday to grant them a thirty per
cent increase In wanes, demand for
which wa aaade some time aero,
The strike interfered with the load
ing: Of a government vessel lying at
the 'dock, with the result that the fact
were laid before army authorities aad
unless the mea return to work, it It
possible that action will be taken by
those authorities on the ground that the
handling, ef government business, i
being interfered with, -
Delay of toe cargo work on tne gov
ernment vessel was made possible
through the refusal' of some of the
Hawaiaa mem bera of the atevedore'
union to work an freight intended for
the skip, because of their jirofessed
sympathy with the striking Japanese
freight handler.
Situation Uncertain
The seriousness or otherwise of the
situation will develop today when it
ia definitely determined whether or not
the section hand stick to the announ
ced intention of not returning to work.
Hope was expressed last night that
they would be on the job today,' their
lunaa having promised after a confer
ence' yesterday afternoon that thef
would urge their men to return to work.
. , A small eann of Hawaiian was se-
feured Baturday night partly to continue
the wftr-k. of loading the ship, and yes
terday ihaost a full gang, made up
ot transient labor recruited from all
aces about the city, was employed in
a-ettiair the vessel 's cargo aboard.
The most,.aerious feature of the strike
the -threat of the section men not
to go, to work today. They are skilled
to some extent and will, not be so
easily and quickly replaced as were the
freight handlers on the railroad
wbarvea. Since the section men
worked up until Saturday after deliver
ing their final atrike ultimatum on Fri
day, and aa yesterday was Sunday, it
wa not certain last night whether they
would walk out today or not.
. ,At a conference! held late yesterday
evenlfag of the section bosses nnd H.
It. Dennison, superintendent of the rail
road company, the luna promised to
return to their different divisions and
get as many of the men tn fro to work
as possible: It remains to be seen this
morning whether the section bosses will
keep 4heir promise to the superinten
dent, and If they do so if they will be
abje to . induce the strikers to go to
' ffhi strike of the railroad men comes
iaj 'hhf-midst of the busy pineapple
Sru,;aid to be one of the busiest
the railroad has ever had to handle
because of the quickness with which
the fruit ripened this year.
Labor Shortage Embarrasses
Difficulty of the raiuoiel coinpunv
also is greatly im-reased through the
general shortage of labor ami the loss
of thirty-nine men of the operating de
partment through the draft and the
calling out of National Guard. Besides
this loas six other men have been lost
from office and executive positions.
While no violence is anticipated from
the striking section men, the wnlkiug
opt of these men is not without men
ace as, they are the track caretakers
upon whom ilepcml the safety of all
travel over the railroad. They cannot
be quickly removed ami other men put
in their positions, which it is the in
tentlon of the railroad i-ompnnv to do,
if they do not immediately go to work,
it it said.
Government aid will be called for
also, it is asserted, if the strikers se
riously tie up the movement of food
tuffs at this time, something of whirh
jllie. 'government will take prompt cog
nizance. It is generally rumored that John
Wise, Honolulu politician, who recently
went to Seattle ami San Francisco on
ia mission for the stevedoring union of
thia city, is the one who has so quickly
organized the Japanese railroad work
era that it was unknown they had a
union until last week. The president
of the union is K. Iwashita,, one of the
laborers on the railroad wharves, a fact
which leads color to the conjecture that
the Wains behind the movement has
not appeared in the aubmitting of the
trker demands. All the demands ami
conference with the strikers have been
with the gang bosses and one commit
tee of .the nien.
Poolaa Safins To "Work
.From all that ia known, the new
Uflon iieems'to be a separate organi.a
tion from any other such iu Honolulu,
although apparently recognized bv the
stevedoring uniou, as shown through the
refusal of some of the Hawaiian poolns
to work on cargo intended for the gov
ernment ship last Saturday night. Only
Japanese seem to be represented in the
.organization, aa no objection was made
by shop workers ami others to helping
Rrinch f Companies Trying ; Out
Pigeon Pea Hay ana utner
V Substitutes ' t
" Pigeon pea any,'' shredded corn stov
er, home grnwti corn, ami eane fop
hav, sre the prlnripel ingredients with
which the Hrlku Ranch , nnd the Jlanl
Agricultural Co. hope to jreota re en
tirely the stock feeds VhlcV hat1ire-
tofnre been -imported ia large quantity '.
from- the Coast, says t1io Maal-.New.
The Haiku Ranch tis just complet
ing what ia perhap the largest store
house 'and mill In the Territory for
preparing these feeds'. It i locsted at
Haiku and is being connected up with
the Kahulul railroad with a short track
to make transporttalon a simple mat
ter. Thi mill will be equipped with'
machinery for separating and grinding
'gratn ami for Mixing varioua feeds,, as
well- a for drying and, storing them. -'
The pigeon pea hay is being made
from the top eontsinlng the grain
which have been .growa by F. Q.
Krauaa. These tops with stems, leave
and pods are first cured like hay, and
will later be ground for mixing with
other products to form a- balanced
stock ration.
The corn stover f roai several ' hun
dred acre i also being shredded form
ing 'the' excellent and well known feed
of the mainland, but which ha hereto
fore been of little Impotranee In the
- The cane top hay is a development
lof the. Maul Agricultural Company,
and is said to be most promising as a
stock feed- product. The tops' are
shredded by a special machine, and
dried, forming a nay which it is said
all kinds .nrf stork greatly relish. If
this product fulfills the expectations
warranted by experiments thus' far
made, it promises, to go far toward
solving the feed problem in the Is
lands, since it is claimed that at leaat
50,000 tons of this material could be
produced here annually. ' v.
The Haiku Ranch has lately, installed
grinding machinery for making corn
meal and corn flour, and a soon as the
eorn crop is fully cured, which will be
very shortly, it expect to put nut for
local apd domestic are a considerable
supply of these products.
by the l.ord-Yowng Co., will probably
be made up through aa additional lax kwure j,or to take the plac es of the
the fact that men employed in oue of
the fertilizer works were reported Sat
urday to have heard the railroad men
had had their demands granted.
The demands nf the Japanese labor
ers for more pay follow two successful
demands made in 1916 and 1917, both
coming like this in the busy pineapple
- VI I tflld it. ' 1. .
season, in iiuvrmiwr, iviu, 1110 ireigiii
handlers pay was increased from $1.50
to ."5 and in August, 1917, to two
dollars a day, with steady pay guaran
teed. Always the freight workers at the
Honolulu terminal have been given
about twenty five cents more a day
than the section men, who are fur
nished a house, wood and water. Upon
both occasions when the freight hand
ler wages were, increased, the section
men were given advancea also of'twen
tyflve cents a day, so they are now
getting 1.75 a day beside what they
are furnished free.
Make Good Pay
The freight worker, with ome over
time, are said to be now making from
5l to 72 a month, far more than
they will be able to make at the pine
apple cannery rate of fifteen cents an
hour, which it is suspected some of them
are already accepting to tide them over
the period of the strike.
The first demand for an increase
from the Japanese came about thirty
days ago, when Superintendent Den
niNoii was approached one Sunday by
the gang lunas and told the men ask
ed more pay. They were informed that
it was impossible to grant the request,
and they were reminded of their
promise made in 1917 that if they got
that raise they would be satisfied. ,
A week ago a committee presented
their claims to the superintendent
annin. He assured the interpreter, who
accompanied them, that the advance
could not be given. -On last Thumdey
the demands were made again through
the bosses, some of whom have been
with the company for twenty 1:e year.
Thia demand and the suucessio one
which followed it on Friday were ac
companied with the threat to quit work
if the wuge increase was not granted.
Dennlson Hopeful
After the conference with the section
bosses last night, Superintendent Den
nison said he had hope that these men
would return to work this morning, as
he wns confident they did not wish to
iuit the work which they liked and
knew, and because they were attach
ed to the homes furnished them by the
During the conference he told the
men that the railroad was' troubled like
everyone else by the high eost of liv
ing. As an instance he cited the fact
that box curs which used to be built for
about $400 now cost over 1100. He
says that , unless they do return to
work, however, that they will be re
placed by other workers of other races.
A. Macphnil, manager of McCabe,
Hamilton and Renney, says that when
he attempted to get Hawaiian! to take
the place of. the striking Japanese la
borers on Saturday night, twenty of
those asked refused to go to work.
However, fourteen men were secured
who kept the cargo workers aboard the
government ship busy during the night.
Yesterduy the stevedoring company
mmiugcd to get two full gangs ou the
job. These were supplemented by
Koreans, Filipinos and Portuguese re
cruited about the city by the railroad
No trobule is anticipated in getting
plenty of men to handle the freight
shipments ut the railroad warehouses,
tint it is not denied that flic walkout of
all l lie 2(111 section meu would seriouslv
intcileie with the operation of the rail
on ine untitling propery owner wuoro gtrikers when calleil upon to ilo so tiy
this paving is done., The specification jthe superintendent.
. all for six inches of . concrete , arith Although evidently u seimrnte or
a bitnllthic top.. I,t , wS reporieu l tirantaatiuu there is evidence that Its road until other men could be trained
the city hall yesterday that th bid f formation and deiuunds are known to for tin- right of way repair work,
submitted yesterday y the Lord Young Japanese workers of other Honolulu Superintendent lleunisoii says that
Co. would probably be accepted at establishments, who are watching what government assistance could be secur
the Lord Youug Co. are practically the lit is feared might develop into a series cd at once, but that the railroad coiu-
only contractors in the local field fpr t(,f Japanese laborers strikes if this one pauv wants to handle its own affairs
this class of street work. 1 .is successful An indication of this is without asking such aid, if possible.

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