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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918. SEMI-WEEKLY.
THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
RODERICK 0. MATUESON, EDITOR
No Politics In This
SENATOR LODGE, leader of the Republican
minority of ttyc upper house, voiced the senti
ments of the Republicans of the United States yes
terday in his cordial endorsement of the Presi
dent's prompt response to the Vienna peace con
ference suggestions. The Central Powers, said the
G. O. P. spokesman, must be made to know that
the time for bargaining has passed and the time
for the sknckling of rnilitarism by superior force is
here. Germany and Austria cannot choose the
time for the ending of the great war as they
chose the time when that war should be launch
ed. They started it as it best suited them; we will
end it as it best suits us.
This is the second recent war utterance of the
senator from Massachusetts made in the name of
the Republican party. In accepting the minority
leadership, last month, Senator Lodge made an
address which has already become a part of the
literature of the war, in which he outlined Amer
ica's aims and American intention so clearly that
his words might almost have been planned as
America's reply in advance to the Teutonic peace
offensive. His address placed the Republican
party fairly and squarely in favor of the proposi
tion that Germany must be beaten to her knees
before peace of a permanent character could be
thought of. It shows that Republicanism stands
back of the Administration in its stand that the
terms of peace must be dictated by the victors,
and that the victors are to be the Allies, even if it
takes the entire resources of the United States to
make that certain.
By his clear presentation of the stand of his
party, pledging its staunch support to the war aims
as laid down by the President, Senator Lodge
once and for all settled and determined that all of
the patriotic impulses of this nation are not cir
cumscribed by the lines of the Democratic party
that happens to be in power at this time of supreme
trial and effort. Common cause is made against
the enemies of our country, and it lies in no man's
mouth or conscience to claim that all of the nation
al integrity and pride of country is absorbed with
in the limits of either of the national organizations
through which th United States is governed
under our Constitution and laws.
In summarizing the declaration of Republican
war principles,' M set forth by the new Republican
lead '- in the senate, the Los Angeles Times says:
8 : :.t'.r Lodge haa shown that "politics ii adjourn
ed ' i the period of the war and that whole hearted
allep re will be given the adminiatration, not be
cause m head is Democratic, but for the reason that
both pa-ties, represented in boMi branches of congress,
are doing their best to hold up the hands of the Chief
Executive appalled at no ttak that ia presented, but
eager to run any race thr.t ia set before the people.
This is an American wa .-, and the American people,
like a bulwark, are tx bind the tremendous efforts
being made to bring njt only victory, but a lasting
peace.
Our citizens have been murdered, our right to free
travel on the seas has be?n violated by the Germans,
our proporty destroyed and our neutrality grossly and
wantonly abused. Such ia the indictment against the
German monarchy, and Senator Lodge tells the world
what the Prussian house must do before our flags are
furled or our army and navy are dismissed. It is a
clear-cut statement; ami while the address haa set the
Germans on their toes, with the vow that they will die
rather than submit to the terms dictated, it fairly pre
sents the views of America and her allies, who are
exerting every effort to crush out the power of the
barbaric PoUdam House aid all ita damnable works.
Mere is what must come to pass before a peace
acceptable to the fighting nations ia agreed to by the
signatory powers:
Belgium, the stricken, must be restored; Alsace and
Lorraine, taken from Prance following the Franco
Prussian war, must be unconditionally returned; all
those areas where the Italian race is predominant, in
cluding Trieste, must go back to Italy; Serbia and
K 1 1 1 1 1 it 1 1 1 it must be established in their independence ;
Greece mint be made safe; the great Slav population
now under the government of Austria, the jugo-Slavs
and the ( '.echo (Slovaks, must be established as inde
pendent states; there must be an independent Poland.
The Kussian proviucea, taken from Russia by the
villainous treaty of Brest Litovsk, must be restored
to Russia; Palestine must never retrrn to the rule of
the Turk, and the persecuted Christiana of Asia Minor,
the Syrians ajid the Armoniaus, must be made safe;
Constantinople must be taken away from Turkey ami
placed in the bands of the Allied nations as a free
port, so as to bar the way of Germany to the Krfst,
and hold the Dardanelles open for the benefit of man
kind. Senator Lodge makes it plain that, in his opinion,
Russia will never be a factor in the war again, ami it
is therefore the duty of the Allied nations to buckle
down to the task of cleaning up Germany without the
aid of that once powerful nation. The Bolsheviki, by
a combination of treachery, corruption and ignorance,
have tied Russia to the kite of Germany and have
created a form of democracy as dangerous to the world
aa the government of the Ilohenzollerns. The Bolshe
viki masquerade uuder the name of a democracy, but
in reality it is German autocracy in its worst form.
The view of Senator Lodge as to the situation in Him
aia demands the solier attention of the country, as it
has been formed after a thorough study of conditions,
and an appreciation of the task that has been set be
fore the liberty loving Russians, who, for the time
being, at least, are under the domination of the Ger
man royal house.
Think you this is too ambitious a program! It is
the conviction of one of the greatest authorities iu
this country on international law and history. Its con
sumption means that never again will Germany bu a
menace to the world; that lever again in its history
will the Ilohenzollerns be able to throw the fear of
dismemliermeut and destruction into the hearts of the
little nations; that the latter will be allowed to work
out their own salvation iu the great race that is be
fore them all.
With the menace of German imperialism forever put
way; with the people of every nation working out
their careers unimpeded and unharassed by the threat
' of annihilation, liberty will come to those who base
1 for hundred of yeurs crouched aDd cowered under tier
I man domination and, unable to defend themselves by
reason of their weakness, been compelled to yield all
1 of the dearest aspirations they have ever entertained.
The world, so far aa the tormenting aituationa that
1 have been developed by reason of the ambition of the
I Gentian monarchy are concerned, will be At ported
1 rest ami peace.
An I neon that rock, as indicated by the address of
I ttvi ' .'' LvV'4 fiiU fl.0 Ml Ifeo AiA 9l ikt Csiy-VAut,
FRIDAY MORNING,
SEPTEMBER 20, 1918.
sand dollars.
THE ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY
of our hopes and those of all other nations that aspire u
to be free; and the gates of hell shall not prcvaif .
against it.
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A Warning
ATTENTION is called to the rule governing
the purchase of War Savings Stamps that
the limit of purchase for any individual is two
hundred stamps of a maturity value of one thou
No individual is permitted to pur-J
chase in hi or her own name an amount greater
than a thousand dollars in value.
There is nothing, however, to prevent as many
purchases of one thousand dollars each as anyone
cares to make, provided each thousand is taken
out as a separate account and in a separate name.
Every member of a family may hold a thousand
dollars' worth of stamps, but no one ifiay legally
hold more than that limit.
It has been brought to the attention of the head
quarters of the W. S. S. campaign that some patri
otic purchasers of stamps'appcar not to be acquain
ted with this rule and that some have purchased
heavily over the limit. It will be necessary for
these either to cash in on all stamps over the limit,
if these be on cards carrying their name, or make
out the cards in the name of some other member
of the family.
It is suggested that if the purchaser desires to
hold his government investments in his own name
he cash in his excess stamps and invest the pro
ceeds in Fourth Liberty Bonds. It must be borne
in mind, however, that after the first of the year
any stamps in excess of a thousand dollars' worth
cannot be redeemed by any one individual.
w. s. 8.
PASSING HOUR
It was a rnean trick jf Foch's to wait until Czar
Ferdinand's soldiers reached the Flandcr's line and
then to start the Macedonian drive.
How is L'ncle Sam going to keep out of war
with Hulga'ria any longer, now that I'.Xilgarian regi
ments have appeared on ihe western front against
the Yanks?
The Germans now seek to spread a propaganda
that the United States will not carry out its war
program. The wish is father to the thought. The
only way to prevent the progress of war plans is
for Germanv to quit cold.
The church von I'.erustortT used to attend in
Washington has offered the government the use
of its auditorium as a meeting hall for a students'
army training corps. After the place has been
well fumigated it ought to be all right.
After lterlin officially announced that it had
nothing to do with the Austrian squeal for peace,
German aviators drop pamphlets regarding it in
the French lines. Nail the liars with a Liberty
liond subscription.
Link McCandless announces, with pride exuding
from every pore, that he intends to invest ten
thousand dollars in Fourth Liberty Loan bonds,
which pay four and a quarter percent. If every
one in Hawaii holds himself down to Link's
subscription, in proportion, Hawaii will fall so far
short of her quota that we will want to find the
deepest part of llaleakala to hide in for shame.
If Chairman Crabbe of the Republican territo
rial committee has his way, the so-called "slush"
fund will be largely used in the primary campaign
iti boosting a junta composed "f Guy ltuttolph and
l!h Shingle the one boss ot the Liberty Loan
drive and the other territorial director of the War
Savings campaign. It is rumored, too, that Crabbe
i going to give the privilege of the platform to
Link McCandless to boost Red Cross giving.
Let's see. W ith a nine and a quarter million
dollar harbor project in contemplation and the rest
of the business of the Territory to be advanced
to match it we really ought to have John Wise,
johnny Wilson and Charley King to represent
Oahu in the senate. We cannot afford to run
cliaiicef on electing candidates not used to hand
ling millfon dollar 'projects and not having the,.
broad gra-ip upon affairs of natumal and interna
tional import, such as this trio is ami has. To
them nine million dollars doesn't mean any more
than thirty cents, or a peacock lei. Let's get in
and boost for tliN "Greater Hawaii" ticket!
( ne of the arguments raised in defense of a
recent flagrant case of rice profiteering in Hawaii
is that the food administration, in fixing the price
;t which Hawaiian rice should be sold inadu that
price lower than the selling price on imported Cali
t.inii.i and lapauesc rice. The contention was that
rice is rit e and the., price mi all should be equal.
ust how can these defenders of profiteering square
this argument with what has been announced by
the federal food administration, which fixes the
maximum selling prices on cleaned rice raised iu
the I 'nited Mates all the w ay ft' m seven and three
eighths tn nine and one eighth cents a pound, ac
cording to arict ' In the local situation, the grow
er of Hawaiian rue under the prices fixed and in
comparison with pre-war prices was making twen
ty and thirty times as much as the seller of im
ported rice, but een that didn't satisfy him.
BREVITIES
J. Kaui, a Hawaiian stevedore, was
instantly killed at the dry dock, Penrl
Harbor, yesterday by being crushed by
a pile that was being placed.
Charles Rice of Kauai, who has been
in town for several days, is looking
for a good speaker to take buck to the
Garden Island to talk on the Liberty
Loan.
A. Camarn, a ten year old lad re
siding at 1471 Punchbowl Street, fell
from a awing at the Normal School
yesterday morning and fractured his
left arm.
Olive Branch Rcbckah Lodge No. 2,
I. O. O. ., will initiate several candi
dates this evening. The Noble Grand
wants a rousing big attendance of He
bekaha.
One thousand three hundred Japanese
taharern o4 Ewa plantation have pledged
themselves to buy $5 worth of thrift
stamps each. The payment will be made
in November when they receive their
bonus.
A. P. Langni, of 17.10 Lililin Street,
was thrown from his motorcycle at
King and Beretania Street yesterday
morning and suffered a deep lacera
tion of tho right knee. Both of these
cases were treated at the emergency
hospital.
Maj. Cecil Hall, L'2nd Durham Light
Infantry, British Army, a nephew of
A. R. Hatfield of T. H. Davie & Co.,
has been killed in action on the west
front. .Nfajor Halt recently received
the I). O. S. for valor.
The present federal grand jury is to
be recalled at the end of this month
to clean up the calendar of the Octo
ber term it was announced yesterday
by District Attorney S. C. Huber. The
new grand jury drawn recently will
not be called probably until December.
Between .'100 and 400 territorial offi
cials and employes are to be garnisheed
soon for delinquent tax payments, it
is reported. This action is to follow
a similar one taken with county em
ployes, it is asserted. The suit!- will
be for all kinds of taxes, but mostly
for personal taxes.
It was decided at the meeting of the
board of land commissioners yesterday
to have a committee headed by Secre
tary J. F. Brown make an investigation
into the leasing value of .10,000 ai res
of grazing and kiawe lnnds on Molokai
before closing a deal with the American
Sugar Co.
The board of hnrbor commissioners
yesterday amended its demurrage rules
for the benefit of pineapple growers
on other islands, on account of the in
ability of the Inter Island boats to get
shooks for crates which have recently
arrived away on time. The demurrage
time is extended to October 2.
Mrs. P. Ferreira and Mrs. L. Boley
charged with lewd and lacivious con
duct, while entertaining a number of
sailors in the Army and,. Navy Y. M.
C. A., were each sentenced to thirty
days on the reef by Judge Larnacii
yesterday morning. Officials of the
"Y" were tho complaining witnesses
in the case. An appeal was taken by
Attorney Straus to the circuit court.
About fifty registrants who have
been placed in the limited service class
will be called by the selective draft
officer of the Territory in the near
futuro to service as members of the
daft clerical force iu connection with
the registration Tf the " lH-4.Yyear "
class of residents. They will be as
signed to duty at draft headquarters,
with the local boards, aild medical ad
visory boards.
W. B. 8,
ON YAIES IS HARD
('apt. Julian R. Yates of the Second
Hawaiian Infantry, a Hawaii super
visor from the North Kona district,
who was indicted with the other super
visors of the Big Island for alleged
official irregularities, has not been re
quired to give a bond for his appearance
in the llilo circuit court on November
21, when the cases are set for trial.
Because Captain Yates is now an
army officer there was much difficulty
iu serving him with a warrant, says the
llilo Tribune. He was not allowed to
leave the military reservation at Scho
field Barracks and no officer of the law
could serve him while he was on federal
soil.
In addition to this the stand was
taken by the post commander that no
officer in the 1'nited States army should
be required to give bail for his appear
mice in court. The officer 's word should
be sufficient, the post commander is
said to have held.
This led to a deadlock that was final
ly overcome by the strategy, ami a
concession, of the territorial attorney
geueral 's department. Captain Yates
whs given the tip that if he would
come to Honolulu and accept service
he would at once bo released on his own
recognizance.
This Captain Yates did and lie will
not be required to go to llilo for ar
raigiuuent before Judge Clem Ouinn
li-aa.was necessary for the other inemSefs
of the Hawaii board of supervisors and
the four Crescent City business men in
dicted with them.
But Captain Yates will have to put
in ii n Hppearunce iu the Hilo circuit
court when his case is culled for trial
in November.
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rroin I la m ii II and Muni Hl'ts:
From ilnwiiil .Mr. ami Mrs. S. K Pus.
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Louder. .1 S. 4 ut eres. M. Sato. Iwusakl,
Mrs. Ii. Witrrcti. I icoruc. K. t'nuidiell. Mrs.
.1 A. ('. Kennedy. (' I.. McCoy, It A
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Miss M Kahiiiiikiihiiil. Mrs Miiitln. Mrs.
II. NiiIiiIcIiiii mid ,-lilld. Mrs I MIjiiiiiii.
Master Mlwmiil Ml. M Levied I. '' SplU.
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ilia Vi.rlii. Miss Arintfuire. Miss Mnc
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W A Toild W K lleverinix. V V. III. Ii
srdsoii. .1 W kiinncll. Mr slid Mrs T
.1 Noluu. In mill Mrs M Miirllu I'Hpliilu
W V Allen K I Hike .1 Miirllu Musi -r
(fiinsitlyes, MhiiucI Kaelia. Mrs I K Shu
ford. Mrs K liekell Miss llonleu. i
Kretscliiiutr, Mrs Maul Ahlli
r'riiln Muul Mr, tii-nrge II Dunn. Mrs
Oenrue .1 Dunn iniit lufinit, Tsui M Low.
K MlldllllH S Kill, II Mis tseke mid III
flint. Miss I'srrle Nii,iieise. Mr mid Mrs
Ikeliurn nnil hifoiil W Mmi! ifoinci . II
I lit 1 mtii . MiiiiiicI HiIiiiihI. I 1. iu I loweil.
Miss Crow-ell. II M. I'lllililll. Mrs K So
per Miss A Ii Allireiht. Oklllllillil I'
Fujikawa. 1 K In. Miss Komlo Wmiir
lluok.
SERVING WARRANT
PERSONALS
K. I anger ia back from trip East
and again at Halekulanl Hatel.
J. K. Cockett and Harry Blake ot
Wnimea, Kauai, were arrivals from the
Garden Island yesterday and are regii
tered at the Young Hotel.
Demosthenes Lyaurguaof the Volcatio
House is reetrteraU)f trmlj 'jin-'arpera'-l
nnii nt waikiki, ywrr.upyingl ou fl) th
Hnlcknlani Hotel bungalows ' t
Charles A. Rfc.of Lihtie, Ksusl, Is
nt Hnlekulani Hotel, WaikHM. He re
turns to Kauai Thursday taking Mrs.
and Miss 'Rice who have had a bun
galow at the beach resort the past
month.
i
James Kennedy of Waialua la a guest
at the iloung Hotel.
K. f. Hofloricrans and Mjaa Rita
Rosencrans fTTft';Waiit, lr4 (gnwt
ate Young Hot.1' (
R. A. Friend, refireaennng the H. "K.
Mulfonl Company, ia in Honolulu on
his annual visit to the Islands.
Tho associate pastorship of Central
I'nion church will be filled by Clarence
A. Snaulding, pastor of the Westminis
ter l'rysbeterian Church of Pasadena,
California. He will arrive here the first
of the coming year.
Jos Farrington, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Farrington, has been commission
ed an officer of artillory and ordered to
report at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louis
ville, Kentucky. Young Farrington
was just entering his senior year at the
University of Washington when called
to duty. He is ' a Punahou graduate.
He had training at Plattsburg and also
with tho Students' Army Training
Corps for two months.
i w. a. a.
Disagrees With Conference Rul
ing On Classification of
Certain Registrants
Maui's draft board disagrees with
some of the results of the recent draft
conference, particularly on the subject
of what constitutes a classification for
a registrant with a wife and three
children, tlnd has informed ("apt. H. 0.
Field, selective draft officer, that the
Mauians wish to take the question up
with the provost marshal general.
W'm. I'. Kaae, chairman of the Maui
board, attended the conference which
was held in the office of the secretary
of the Territory, and was one of those
who voted in favor of a resolution
using a family of a registrant consist
ing of a wife and three children aa
foundation for a Class 4 classification.
The vote on this resolution was merely
taken to establish a general baaia on
which t'.e bos i J j could more closely
coordinate their deiisions, but was not
considered a binding vote.
The Maui board, howver, after con
sulting on the matter, came to the eon
elusion that there was no printed rule
covering this in the draft regulations,
or that it was not fully in accord with
the draft provisions, and therefore,
wants the provost marshal to decide.
"As was stated and generally under
stood at the conference, this vote was
not considered a hard and fast rule,"
said Captain Field yesterday, "but
merely a working baaia. It seemed to
be the basis on which most of the
boards had reached decisions in cases
of this nature, particularly in country
or agricultural districts."
METEOR LEFT TRAIL
OF LIGHT IN SKIES
Celestial Visitor Startles Hilo
People
The bril'iant meteor which was V(si
ble from the east coast of Hawaii early
last Saturday morning as if flashed
across the sky with a trail of light be
hind it could be seen for fully four min
utes. The falling star came dashing along
the line of the Hamakua and North
Hilo coa.Tt, over Hilo bay and dis
appeared iu the direction of Puna,
says the llilo Tribune.
Judge Davis, who lives near Reeds
Bay, happened to be out early and
he declares that the meteor, which ap
peared to be of great size, went flash
ing across tho sky like a comet.
As it make its way across land
and sea it left behind it a broad trail
of light, resembling the tail of a comet.
The whole sky waa lighted up by the
glare and for four minutes, by a watch
held by Judge Iavis, the tail- of 1 the
falling in a si could be seen.''
Other men who happened to be at
Knhio Wharf at the time of the me
teor's appearance, declare that they
seems to hear a rushing noise as the
brilliant body made its way through the
atmosphere. Some of the eye-witnesses
say the meteor was of enormous size
and that it had a tail many miles long.
The Inst these obBervera saw of it the
meteor seemed to them as if it were
dropping into jhij Qecgn, many miloa
down the Puna coast. "' ,
- - w. i. a, r.". .
CJuonic Diarrhoea,
Are you subject to attacks of diar
rhoea? Keep absolutely quiet for a
few days, rest in bed if possible, be
careful of your diet and take Chamber
Iain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy.
This medicine has cured cases o(
chronic diarrhoel that physicians have
failed on and it will cure you. For
sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith k
Co.. Ltd, agents fir Hawaii. Adv.
(Continued on Page 4, Column S.)
w. a. i.
No information has been received at
draft headquarters from Washington as
to the date selected for the registra
tion of men of the Islands uuder the
' ' Man Power Act ' '.
MAUI DRAFT BOARD
WANTS NFORMAI ON
Total Vote Will Be
Abk Eight
Thousand This Year
Estimate, J(iree Thousand Un
; tftef Number Ported' 'At Last
Election If Draftees . Are
Barred Out . Figures Will Be
Reduced By 1400
The total rote of the Territory will
be about 8000 this year 8000 Votes
less than that polled at tbe last elec
tion, accordiag to predictions made by
County Clerk David Kalauokalani yes
terday. This total 'will be even more
considerably reduced'is the event that
the supremo court rules that draftees
stationed at the various army poats
have no legal right to vote at tho com
ing elections in October and November.
"I make this prediction," said Mr.
Kalauokalani yesterday, "after a care
ful study of the situation and a know)
edge of conditions through ntany years
of experience with tho electoral work
of this city and county. A large num
ber of persons have left the Territory
during the past year or ao on account
of the war and other reasons while yet
another large number of voters have
moved from one island to the other
and have not changed their registra
tion. Kven in the event that draftees
are allowed to vote, I feel safe in say
ing that tho total vote In the Terri
tory will not go much over 8000."
A careful checking up of the service
men, stationed at Fort Shafter, Scho
field Barracks and Castner shows that
there are 317 voters from this island
in the national guard and 433 draftees.
The total number of voters in military
service stationed here ia about 1-KtO, in
eluding draftees.
To Vote Br Oompanes
All arrangements have been made
for the handling of the voters at tho
three camps and one of the features in
connection, with this will be that the
total vote caat by these enlisted men,
if it ia cast, will be known by noon of
election day. Present plans are to have
the men brought up in company forma
tion early in the morning and given
the privelege of voting. A complete
check of those entitled to vote is in
the possession of those in charge at
the polls and when tho last man hn,s
voted, the polls will be closed and the
returns will be sent in to the secretary
of the Territory.
Upon Hk receipt of these returns the
ecr?ir will wireless the results to the
various islands in the group and the
totals will be added to the returns made
at the various precincts. Thus, politi
eians will know here and elsewhere in
the Territory exactly how 1400 voters
have cast their ballots, before the polls
have closed. It is predicted that this
novel condition will have a tendency
to awing the election one way or the
other.
"Suppose the total vote from Shaf
ter, Sehntleld and Castner is in by
noon" said Mr. Kalauokalani," and
ho returns show that Dr. James H.
Raymond haa secured a big majority
over Link McCandleas. Thia news is
flashed to the other islands and about
the cit . The result will be that a num
ber , doubtful votes will cast their
votes for Raymond as it is human nn
ture and generally the rule in politics
to get on the band wagon with the
winner. I merely cite this case as In
incident, for thfc principal interest in
the primary election seems to be in
the first between Raymond and Me
Candless for the Democratic nomina
tion. Kuhio does not need any votes
as one vote is sufficient to get him the
nomination. This soldier vote will create
a very interesting condition."
W. s. I.
FIXES POI PRICE
The territorial food commission, at
its meeting yesterday morning, official
ly set the price of poi for this island at
five cents a pound wholesale and six
and a quarter cents a pound retail. This
action was agreed upon after hearing a
long verbal report from Kben Low, who
has spent much time during the past
two months in making a personal in
vestigation of the taro and poi situu
tion.
Mr. Low told the commission that he
was not able to furnish a full and final
report upon his findings and would not
be able to do so for at least ten days.
He said that therw were so many dis
crepancies and so much camouflage in
jected into the various returns sent in
by poi dealers and manufacturers that
It was a big undertaking to get at the
real facts in thr -aae.
In proof of this statement, he cited
the case of Wong Hin, accredited with
being the "Poi King" of Honolulu.
This Chinese owns and operates thirty
six acres of taro, from which he makes
and sells poi both wholesale and retail.
Mr. Low said that by making the most
liberal allowances possible, he hail it
figured that the operating expenses of
Wong Hin at the very most should be
in the neighborhood of $0.11)0 a year.
Low Is Astonished
When this man's returns wore filed
with the investigating com in it ton Wong
Hin made a claim for operating expan
ses of $12,244,00 a year. Mr. Low
said thtit he was greatly astonished
when he read this report and has now
ordered Wong Hin to produce his books
or any other proof to substantiate his
claim, which Mr. Low believes is ex
orbitant.
Mr. Low also took exceptions to the
methods that Pood Analyst Bairos has
been using in his poi tests and asked
the commission why certain poi dealers,
who were making this food stuff with
'i solid content under thirty percent,
had not been prosecuted by the pure
food officers. The law specifically stales
that all jioi offered for sale must pass
a teat or thirty percent of solids, yet
some of the products examined bv
Bairos, according to Kben Low, were as
FOOD COMMISSION
GOVERNMENT LAND
IN SHREDS AND
Odds and Ends, Fish Pond and
Swamp Land In Hilo and Ha
waii Acted Upon For Leases
By Board of Land Commis
sioners Busy Time When Commissioner
Campbell Wakes Special Recommendations-
Partial List of
Lots and Other Hilo Property
Leases Approved By Board
Little patches, here and there, of
government land over i Hilo, where
interest if "overnment land just at
thia time, n.iu .""overnor MrCaithy and
Land Commissioner Rivenburg ovr
there nosing around, is at white heat,
took up a large part of the time of
tho land board when it met this weel:,
for Commissioner W. H. Campbell had
a list of these little odd corners, fish
ponds and kulennas belonging to the
government which a lot of enple, moat
ly Japanese and Chinese, were anxious
to get.
In nearly every case in which formal
application had been filed with the
board for these lands, Commissioner
Campbell made changes in the price of
the leases, or sales, or in tho years the
lease was to run. Among these propos
ed leases was an application for 3,775
acres at Wainkea, near the Kuhio
wharf, with a house on it, by Territor
ial Treasurer Delbert K. Metr.ger.
Tho application was for twenty one
years at a year. Commissioner
Campbell explained the circumstances
and how Judge Metzger had improved
this property and recommended that
the lease be granted for ten years, in
stead of twenty-one, at 5(i a year. It
was approved.
It was announced that Supervisor
Kugene H. Lyman, of Hilo, had with
drawn a former application for a
piece of land bordering on the Waialoa
river, but reiterates his wish to leaae
a patch of land near the old railroad
wharf at 1'5 a year. The commission
er's recommendation was for the patch
to go for ten years at $40 a year, and
this was approved.
The Japanese Oduishi Temple, in
Wainkea, made application for a trifle
over half an acre of government land
in Waiakcn for ten years at tin a
year, and this was granted. The tern
pie will be enlarged.
Interest centered on the application
of Ah Wing, of Hilo. for a lease of the
Wainkea fish pond for twenty one
years and offered M00 a year for it.
Campbell reduced the lease to fifteen
years and raised the rental to $750 a
year, stating at the same time that
there would be rnmprtition for this
pond even nt thnt prire. which wns ad
opted.
Down near the wholesale fish mnrket
on the Waijiloa river, where the sam
pans gather, in rc,7!)4 square feet of
government land, just where the Japan
ese kiddies of the fishing fleet fall all
over themselves bavin" a good time on
dry land. K. Matsuno wants this land
and has offered 200 a year for it fe
L'l years, or buy it outright.
A hard hearted and soulless board de
cided that Matsuno could have the
kiddies' playground for ten years at
I'SO a year, and it was so ordered.The
kids can swim.
Between the railway and the Wnialon
river is a lot which belongs to the
Territory, but T. Yonemori wants it
and he will be given the chance to bid
in the lease for ten years at $70 a
yea r.
Three lots on the Coconnut Island
road. Wainkea. nre sought after. The
board decided that K Naknliishi could
have one lot, 1110x150, fur ten years,
at ho u year. K. Sntamoto could have
another lot of Hsilo square feet, for ten
years at I.) a year . Nobujiro Yos
hinio can Irue the' third lot at !() a
year for ten years.
Chow Van offered the Territory .V)
a year fur two acres of swump land on
tile Waialoa river, and it was decided
he could have a chance for it at this
price for ten years.
Isliizuclii Zinshn, applied for 15, SI'S
square feet of land in South Hilo for
0 a year; this was allowed, but the
lease will be limited to ten years.
Pretty Rough Grazing
When it came to leasing 158 acres at
Koaia. North Kohala, to (loichi Saka
moto for 150 a year for fifteen years,
all the commissioners sat up. Commis
sioner Campbell explained that this
was grazing land "in spots," but most
of it was lava waste. Sakamoto will
be given a chance to see what he can
grow on the lava flow, either cattle or
cactus.
There is 15,000 square feet belonging
to the Territory between Kilohana and
Kainehe streets. Hilo, which S. Ilayashi
wants. He can have it for ten years
Ht I'd a yenr, if he's lucky.
T. Much ida can have a lot at Kea
kaha for ten years at 15 a year, while
J. Kanisliiro can have one at Wuiolama
for ten years at LM.
Norman K. Lyman has an application
":r lease of the old Anna Kose place
on Reed's Bay, and offers ,."i0 a year
for it. It was decided he could have
it at that price for ten years, of no
body outbid 1 1 r iti.
Land Agent J. (i. Andrews has two
applicat ions for land, one for two lots
lit Wnimea, South Kohala, which he
wants to buy for t'M) an acre, the other
for tie lease of 1250 acres at two cents
nn acre tit Wuiukca kai
low ns twenty six pen-cut, but no ar
rests had been made.
Eben Wants Action
Mr. Low then urged the commission
o take action on tin- mutter of cen
trali.iiig the sale of all poi in the city
with the territorial marketing division
mid thus assure the poi eating public a
product which would have a solid coil
tent of nt least thirty three percent.
No action was taken upon this mat
ter at yesterday's meeting us the food
couynJiisioiitwH sHi. if wuuld be deferrvd
until, I hi- fimil repvurt fro in the un in
estimating committee wus received.
PATCHES WANTED

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