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More than 50 interested engineers,
chemists and others today attended an
interesting exhibit ot the de Laitte gas
plant, at the Honolulu Iron Works, and
saw successful tests 'of the miniature
plant. . i
The exhibit was conducted' and ex
plained by the inventor of the pro-
cess, L. B. de Laitte of Paris and San
Francisco, who arrived on the Maui
to give the demonstrations. .
The plant, a compact and - simple
mechanical device, worked effectively
in response to the inventor's plan
of showing how much better is his
process than that ordinarily used.
It is claimed for the de Laitto process
that it will manufacture gas approx
imately 60 pel cent cheaper than is
now the case, and is especially adapt
able for plantation use. One of the
plants is to be tried out on Oahu plan
tation by the J'onolulu Iron ' Works,
lunder whose auspices the demonstra
lions are held. "v ; r;
' The' de Laitte plant may be built
in large, medium or small units, or
collections of units, being mechanical
ly elastic in this respect. With the
high prices and scarcity of wood and
coal, it is declared that the plant is
especially desirable for Hawaii.
At the conclusion of his talk today.
Mr. de Laitte was questioned by many
of the audience and explanations were
given in detail of the mechanical
workings of the plant
The estimated ordinary expenses of
this government in the first year of its
participation in the war is $12,067,278,
679.07. This does not include a penny
of what we have lent and are going to
lend to our allies.' It is merely the
sum to be spent, with no financial re
turn, on the running of the govern
ment m war time, Including, of course,
the expense of . the greatly enlarged
army and navy on the new war" foot
ing. This total for the present year Is
$27,OS7,000 more than the government
spent in the entire 17 years from the
beginning of the present century . to
the present year.
. Ordinary expenditures of this gov
ernment last year that is, the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1917 were
041,333,116, or about a tenth of what
they are now estimated to reach in the
- present twelve-month, in addition, last
year there were various extraordinary
expenditures, such as. $25,000,000 for
the 'Danish West Indies, but they do
not belong in the group of ordinary
expenses to which the estimate of
more than 10 billions is contrasted.
Only once before In theiistory of the
government had the ordinary expenses
exceeded a billion, and that was In the
last year of the Civil War. In these
totals of expenditures of previous
years the deficits due to Postal Ser
vice and the expenditures for bond ex.
emptions are not included, for those
items are notMncluded In the estimate
of more than 10 billions for the cur
rent war year. Interest .payments oh
bonds are included.
The army and navy expenditures for
one year of this European war amount
to $9,064,240,483. Just about two and a
half times as much as it cost to keep
the army and navy going through prac
tlcally 17 years of fighting jn the
five previous wars of this country
which were of importance. In other
words, the cost of both branches of
the fighting service for the war of
1S12, the second Seminole war, the
Mexican, war, the Civil war, and the
Spanish war was, all told, $3,743,77tf.
773. . .".'V;.
Against this estimate of "ordinary
government expenses for the year end
ing June, ,1918, which, to be exact as
to cents, is $12,067,278,679.07. there
are, to offset it in estimated receints
on the basis of existing laws, $i,333,-
o,wo; aiso sz.uuo.uuo.ooo of the $5.-
' oil.
Hawaii's plantation labor will reap
a huge reward in bonuses for the year
which ended yesterday. ; .
. Announcement has been made by
Royal D." Mead, director ot the Ha
waiian Sugar . Planters' - Bureau of
Labor and Statistics, that the bonus
will be 78 per cent. This is a big in
crease over the figure of last year,
which was 52.95 per cent.
V The announcement is as follows:
The average of the dally New
York market price for 96 deg. centri
fugal sugar, duty paid, for the year
ending Qctober 31, 1917. was 6.098
cents per pouna or per ion.
'At $121 per ton the bonus to plan
tation laborers would be 76.5 per cent.
At $121' per ton the bonus rate would
be 7S per cent. - :.;'. ;
A bonus of 78 per cent has there-
The new war tax hammer got busy
this morning and hit every store in
town handling patent medicines, toilet
articles, sporting goods or games of
any kind, musical instruments, and
musical goods of any kind or descrip
tion. All these things are looked upon
by the war department as luxuries,
and anybody who wants to be luxur
ious in wartimes will have to pay ex
tra for the privilege. .
AC present the merchants them
selves are standing the tax. E. O.
Hall & Son are out exactly $76 today
in their sporting goods department
while Wall, Nichols & Co. figure that
their firm will be out in the neigh
borhood of $140 on - their music, mu
sical instruments and sporting goods
because of the new floor tax".
Neither of these two firms expects
to increase the price of such goods
now on hand, but they do anticipate
a further, increase In the selling price
of new shipments. .
' All the drug stores : are very busy
taking stock of their goods, which
means that all patent medicines, ev
ery bottle of perfume, every tube of
toothpaste, every box of facepowder
anything that could be construed by a
I ritical internal revenue man as be
ing intended for the toilet of man or
woman has ibis morning an Increas
ed value in the eyes of the retailer o!
such articles. But he's not going to
add anything to their selling price
just yet By and by the price will
get another boost, just a little bit
more on some and a little bit less on
others than the actual war tax ap
plied. This will even things up, and
keep down the necessity for bringing
the penny into use.
The war tax on facilities furnished
by public utilities hits every store in
town. The law,; which is ' section 500;
reads: -k:v'::w ;
' That there shall be levied, assess-
By A. T. L0NGLEY, Marketing Superintendent.
The territorial marketing division
has received a shipment of .island but
ter this week which is very good and
selling ; for 60 cents a pound retail.
This is the first shipment of island
butter the market has received since;
the middle of August
The price of eggs have advanced i
and they are very scarce.' The price
of island poultry has . also, advanced,
Island as well as Imported corn has
dropped a little in price during the
past week, also the price of Imported
cracked corn, barley and oats. .
Small consumers cannot
land butter, lb
Eggs, select, dojen v
Eggs, No. a, dozen . -
3ggs, tiuck, dozen' .
Young roosters, lb. .
Beans, string, green . . . .
. .04
Beans, string, wax . ....
Beans, Lima in pod . . . . . . .
. .30
. .40
Beans, Maui, red, cwt
Beans, Calico, cwt .v. . X
Beans, small, white
Beets, dozen bunches
Carrots, dozen, bunches
Cabbage, cwt . . . . . .
Corn, sweet, 100 ears . .
Corn, Haw., sm., yel. . .v
Corn, Haw., lg.. yel ... . .
Rice, Jap. .seed, cwt ..
. . 2.50 to 3.00
70.00 to 75.00
60.00 to 68.00
........ .50
: -: vd' y-':'i-h-'J- ' . FRUIT..,
Bananas, Chinese, bunches. . .20 to .50 Limes, 100
Bananas, cooking, bunches ...... 1.25 Pineapples, cwt,
Figs, 100 ....... 1-00 Papaias, lb. ...
Grapes, Isabella, lb. V. . . ... . . . . . .12
Cattle and aheep are not bought at
tnd paid for on a dressed weight basis.
Hogsup to 150 pounds . .... .17 to .18
Beef, lb. .. ..... . ; .14 to .lit Mutton, id.
Veal, lb. .14 to .15 Pork, jib. ..
Steer, NoL 1, lb.-...
Steer. No. 2, lb. .
Steer, hair slip
; ." .' FEED.
The following are prices on feed, t
Corn. sm.. yel.. ton .. . i . . ...... xvone
Corn, lg. yeW ton.;....?0.00 W
Corn, crp eked, ton
oz.UU iq ao.uu
Bran ton bZ.ov lo oo.uu
Barley, ton ....... ..v.:.---.- -w
Rratrh food ' ... . ......... . 60.UU
i ....
538,945,460 bond issue authorized on
April 27; and furthermore, $39
000 of the estimated ten billions' of ex
penditures are' reimbursable by bond
Issue, i That Is, , there are $3, 2,uuu,-
000 of receipts in sight, leaving an ex
cess of estimated expenditures " over
receipts already assured "of $7,008,807,
000. From the excess there win. be
deducted later the amount to be raised
by the war-revenue bi 1 -
fore been determined. It will be pay
able to the laborers on the plantations
of Oahu and Hawaii in November and
on Kauai and Maui in December.
"The wage and bonus questions will
be considered at the annual meeting
of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' asso
ciation to be held December third "
The bonus record since the system
was established is as follows: f :
Ten months to October 31, 1912,
13 per cent . :.P .y;
Year ending October 31, 1913, 1 per
cent :
Year ending October 31, 1914, 5' per
Year ending October 31,1915,- 2fl
per cent. .
Year ending October
age) 52.95 per cent.
Year ending October 31, 1
per cent.
ed,- collected and paid (a) a tax
eouivalent tn thrPA rr t-oVit nf the!
amount naid for the tranlDorta.Hon
by rail or water or by any form of
mechanical motor power when in com-
petition with carriers by rail 'or wa-
ter of nroDp.rfv hv freight rnnRte-npd
Lfrom one DOint of the United States to
another; (b) a'tax of ode cent for
each 20 cents, or fraction thArenf. nairi
to anv Derson. cornoration nartner-
ship or association engaged in the
business of transporting parcels or
oackasea bv exDress over retnilar
routes between fixed terminals,, for
th transDortation of anv narkasTfi
narrftl Or shlnmpnt hv ATnrosa from
one noint in the United States to an-
nthpr "
-'. a rt on on ,.H rtUMncr,ofi,0
carrier mWti Bnrh- tav Bhaii nnt
be required to list separately the
arfloa tf K
end tax is stated
James A. Dunbar of Henry May &
Co. says this will mean a big increase
In their expressage.
MThe war tax hits us going and
coming," said Mr. Dunbar. "For in
stance, our increase in postage rates
Will h nn amall Uerr, Then tM w
ni-o ovorv oi.. ,m J
.y J v uv uoct ;nui uafC IU VJ
our share of the tax on outgoing ra
dios, telegrams, and telephone 1 mes
sages, which, means 5 cents "extra
every time we send a message, and 10
cents extra if we want to prepay the
reply we expect, but it is the increase
in expressage that we shall feel
W- D- Adams, of the Bergstrom
Music Co., where the clerical force
was busy taking an Inventory, said:
At present mere win be no increase
in the price of talking machines, rec
ords, etc., although the war tax adds
considerably to the cost price to us.
eventually, tne price on these goods
will undoubtedly be raised.
311916 (aver
Papaias have advanced three-fourths
of a cent a pound while pineapples and
bananas have remained the same.
The division is receiving shipments
of fresh asparagus each day from
! Pearl City, which we are retailing for
15 cents a pound
There are still no Island Irish po
tatoes or island onions in the mar-
ket, those being sold are from Call
forma. .Sweet potatoes are selling
about as usual with a slight increase
'in price
ftuy at- these price.
Hens, lb. . .
Turkeys, lb
.36 to .38
.30 to .32
Ducks, Muse, lb
50 Ducks, Pekin, lb.
.45 to .50 Ducks, Haw., dozen . .
.30 to .
Rice, Haw. seed, cwt.
. . . . 6.75
.12 to .13
Peanuts, lg., lb.
Green peppers, bell .
Green peppers, chili
Potatoes, Is., Irish .
Potatoes, sweet, cwt.
Potatoes, sweet, red
Taro, cwt
Taro, bunch
. . . . ; .None
1.10 to 1.20
1.15 to 1.25
...... .15
. . . ... .04
Tomatoes, lb. ......
Cucumbers, dozen
Pumpkins, lb. ...
.50 to .65
.70 to 80 J
They are slaughtered
live weight
i : . 7'.
.18 to -18
. ."22 to 4
Kips, lb.
Goat, white, each
..... .18
.20 to .30
. -
o. b. Honolulu:
uais, ion ......... ..
63.00 to 64.00
aimaung, ion .......... tw.00.to 65.00
,nay, vneai, ion
35.00 to 40.00
Jtiay, auaua, ion
- 35.00 to 38.00
W.; a AVERY; inspector, general of
schools, has returned .to Honolulu be the case.: Marshal Smiddy will in
from a 10-day Visit: to Maui where he orm the attorney general.-
Inspected all public schools
Bands of Russian peasants have DiM
laged the estate of the late Count Tol-1
stoL . .
Be Probed
Metropolitan Advances Two
m Cents on Choice Cuts; Cas
tle Says He Thought Meat
Men Were Already Making
Reasonable Profit
tMilk and gas went up today.
. So did beef and poi.
The Metropolitan meat market an
nounced this "morning that, until fur
ther notice, two cents a pound more
will be charged for choice cuts of beef,
lncludine round steaR, i.-bone , sirloin
tenderloin and porternouse. xne oia
reliable hamburger, which used to sel
for 22 cents a pound, has jumped to
24 cents a. pound. . There will be no
advance at least not just now on
other cuts of beef, Or on veal, pork or
This raise has become effective be
cause, says the manager of the Metro
Dolitan. the Hawaii Meat Co. has in
creased the price of wholesale bee
one cent Therefore the Metropolitan
will raise Its price accent to cover tnis
additional expense, and also tack on
another cent. The expense of operat
ing the mantel is aiso yreuy nign, me
manager aaaea.
At C. Q. Yee Hop's market it was
anncuinced that no raise would be
made there until a meeting of butch
I 1 1.1.1 A A. A 1
8 couia oe neia. ai some oi xne
other mar Kets it was announced that
the price might go up one cent, bu
tbat there was nothing definite. The
territorial maraeuns uivision, wnicn is
seumg Deei lar ueiuw uj prices
cnargea oy me uruu au, wm nos
increase its prices. i ne manager
Pointed OUt that it was able tO Sel
cheaper, as u ooesnoi ueiiver, wnere
j as the Metropolitan does.
But the bombshell came this morn
ing when J. P. Child, federal food com
mis1cmep, declared he would cettainly
JUVWUoaic ,luo J oa i iuc unto u
meat if any complaints are made to
A. L. Castle, chairman of the terri
torial, food commission, said the food
board would also look into the in
'I always understood that the meat
I ""5" xua.iuS a. rMuuouic pruiu,
I SQ Mr, Castle. .
Poi went up a cent a pound today
and may keep going up, it was an
nounced in market circles. This is an
other advance that the food commis
ston is planning to look into.
Liberty Loan Bonds Interest cou
pons can be casnea wnen tney iai
due at any post office in the United
States of America or its territories
according to the information given to
the local Liberty Loan executive com
mittee today by D. H. MacAdam, Ho
nolulu postmaster. The question
w&ether the coupons could be cashed
at a post ouice orancn or otnerwise
anywhere in the United States or Its
territories has been under discussion
since the last campaign here began
and the matter was settled this morn
ing when Postmaster MacAdam's let
ter reached the committee. Post
master MacAdam received official no
tice from Washington, D. C, several
days ago which cleared up the dis
cussion. The notice was as follows:
'The attention of all postmasters is
directed to paragraph 2, section. 372
of the Postal Laws and Regulations,
which authorizes them to cash all
kinds of government paper.
"Under this regulation postmasters
should use postal funds, in their pos
session to cash the coupons of the
Liberty Loan coupon bonds of the
United States upon presentation at
their offices when such coupons fall
due: else to cash warrants issued by
the Treasury Department in payment
of interest on the Liberty Loan reg
Istered bonds when such warrants are
indorsed and presented by responsible
Comparison of Hawaii's subscrip
tion to the first and second Liberty
Loan is made in a letter sent yester'
day to William G. McAdoo, secretary
of the treasury, by the local executive
committee. For the first loan these
islands subscribed $4,500,000 from
1,037 subscribers. For the second
loan Hawaii subscribed $8,060,650
from 19,151 subscribers.
To the first loan the Hawaiian
banks and trust companies contribut
ed $3,000,000 which included the sub
scription from the army of $50,000
and Hawaiian concerns contributed
through San Francisco agents $1,500,-
000. To the second loan the bank and
trust companies - contributed $5,214,-
150, the army $1,269,000 and local con
cerns through San Francisco $1,577,
500. ' 'Included iir the figures for the
second loan was the $94,500 taken in
through Japanese , banks and $31,500.
through the Chinese-American bank.
These figures show an increase in
the8econd campaign over that of the
first of $3,560,650 in subscription and
18,113 in the number of subscribers.
Vhm. v 1 1
Marshal J. J. Smiddy has been In
formed by Attorney General Gregory
that his deputies -will be exempt from
military - service. Deputy Marshal I
K Rilva unrnlled on registration dav
and. as soon as he. is drafted, if this
" 1S .vw
public service In the, positions they
now occupy than as members of the
National Guard." writes; the attorney
.renersv " ' " , c. J
Change Hands
California and Hawaiian Capi
talists Want to Buy it to Es
tablish Canning Factory
Once more Palmyra island is to pas3
into new ownership If the plans of
Hawaii and California capitalists ma
terialize.' i; ; ty. , ' ife 'i
Accompanying H. E. Cooper, former
circuit judge, when he left here for
Palmyra last Tuesday was a repre
sentative of a syndicate of capitalists
who are anxious to acquire control: of
the island. For several days it has
been known that Mr. Cooper had been
made tempting offers for his. island
property, but until this "morning it was
believed , only, California interests
wanted to buy Palmyra. ' v H
However, inquiries made as to the
identity of the California capitalists
revealed the fact that a number of
investors who are interested in the
Hawaii Preserving Co. are back of the
scheme to purchase Palmyra and es
tablish a fish canning factory there,
as well as to increase its copra output
As Judge Cooper, was leaving for
Palmyra he was asked if he would tell
the amount he was now asking for the
little island. He replied that certain
circumstances made this impossible,
but since then it is said the option on
the island is to cover a purchase price
of $15,000 or $16,000. ,
Judge Cooper bought the island five
years ago for the insignificant sum of
$750. His title grantor was Mrs. i M.
Wundenberg,' widow of F. W. Wunden-
berg, who in the late '80s was postmas
ter general of the kingdom of Hawaii,
Wundenberg had bought it from W. A.
Kinney, whose ownership was a losing
one. for he had paid $750 for . the
property and parted with it for $500.
K C. Ensoldsen, a stranger in -Ha
waii, but who came here with full
power of attorney to act for the Call
fornia capitalists -he represents, is the
man who is accompanying Judge Coo
per to the island to investigate, its
prospects for the establishment of
fishing cannery, .
This day November tne first, is the
Day of All Saints. Although it means
little to the people .of Honolulu out
side the Catholic and Episcopal
churches, in many places it is one of
the most important days of the year.
In New Orleans It is a public holiday.
None of" the banks and few of the bus!
ness offices have been open at all to
day, and this afternoon all the offices
will close, and so will the big depart
ment stores and. smaller shops in
Janal street as well as the little
places tucked away in side streets. .
Some time during the day every
body will go to some one of the many
cemetaries where their dead lie above
ground, each in its own little house.
Before the sun sets this evening near
ly every tomb In the city will have
laid upon it a wreath or garland of
flowers, or, on some, perhaps only a
single jasmine. It is the day when
New rleans gives flowers to her
AH day long the street cars, taxis
and jitneys to the cemetaries will be
crowded with men, women and chil
dren bearing flowers. Standing in the
aisles of the car, jostled by the crowd,
will be a woman who has. been wear
ing the same black dress and hat .for
five years. Perhaps for the last two
months she . has had meat only once
or twice, but in her hand, held so it
will be protected from the crowd, she
will hold an intricately woven wreath.
It is for this wreath that she has been
saving. J
.The stream of people 'pouring Into
Metarie cemetery will be heaviest
about 2 o'clock in the afternoon after
the shops are closed. Just outside the
entrance are1 booths and stands where
refreshments are sold, and inside the
gates pious nuns,, whose faces are
seldom seen at any. other time of the
year . outside the convent walls, will
solicit alms for the poor. Further in
side, following the shaded avenues
that wind, among the houses of the
dead, French societies and Italian so
cieties and Spanish and Hibernian so
cieties have been saying special pray
ers for the repose of the souls of their
menus ana lovea ones. i
At 6 o clock, as night falls on the
city, the cemetaries are emptied of
the living, the gates 'closed, and the
dead, under their burden of flowers,
rest In quiet under the great, quiet
Governor Williams of Oklahoma ord
ered a ban on all roping contests.
The undersigned, having been duly
ppointed administrator. of the Estate
of Clarence H. Weafherwax, deceased,
Intestate, late of Honolulu, City and
County of Honolulu, Territory of Ha
waii, hereby gives notice . to all per
sons having claims against said estate
to present the same duly verified and
with proper vouchers in any exist )
even though such claims be secured
by mortgage, to theundersigned at its
office, Stangenwald r Building, Mer
chant Street, Honolulu aforesaid, or
to Frear, Pros ser, Anderson & Marx,
its attorneys, Stan gen wald . Building,
Honolulu aforesaid, within six months
from the first publication of this no
tice, or they, will be forever barred.
All persons indebted to said estate
are hereby notified to make settle
ment to the undersigned.
Dated at Honolulu, . Territory of Ha
waii. November 1,1917. k i ,:
Assistant Treasurer.
Administrator of Estate of Clarence
' H. Weatherwax, deceased.- :
MARX, -,
. Attorneys for Administrator,
- Nov. 1, $, It, 22, 29
New Rates to Be Reduced
From One Cent to One-half
Cent, and Producers Prob-
ably: Will Receive 9 Cents:
Food Board Considers New
' Members of the food commission at
a meeting this afternoon voted to ap
prove temporarily the milk prices sug
gested under the ; cgreement reached
by the. dairy association and the pro
ducers. "This schedule seems fair and
I recommend that it be approved for
the time being, at least," said Chair
man A. L. Castle.
An agreement has been reached be
tween the Honolulu Dairymen's as
sociatlon and producers whereby the
new prices of milk to the public, which
went into effect this morning, will be
reduced one cent and,' in some in
stances, half a cent, and the price
paid to producers will be in the neigh
borhood of 9 cents, i ; v ;
This, action was taken as a direct
result of the investigation of the ad'
vanced milk prices begun . yesterday
afternoon, by the territorial food com
mission. The agreement has been
subject to the approval of the food
board, and the commission is meeting
this afternoon to discuss it.
According to the agreement milk to
the public will sell t at 14 instead : ot
15 cents a quart, which is a reduction
of one cent in the new prices which
went into effect today. Pints of com
mon milk will sell for 7 cents in
stead of 8. cents. Jersey milk" will
sell for 16 instead of. 17 cents a
quart, while pints will cost. 8 cents
instead of 9 cents. Baby milk will re
main the same, 10 cents a pint and
20 cents a quart ;. .
: At :i yesterday's . investigation pro
ducers declared that 9 cents would be
a fair, price for the milk furnished
the dairy association, by them. Some
of them, however, wanted as much as
10, cents a quart, - According to the
agreement reached today, the price to
the producer probably will be 9 cents.
Prior to the establishment of the
new prices, milk sold for 13 cents a
quart o the public, while- the pro
ducer received 8 cents a quart. It was
declared that, at this rate, the pro
ducers were losing money. ;
Attorney Emil . C. Peters', petition
to have his business telephone num
bers and address inserted in the di
rectory issued by the Mutual Tele
phone Co. last April has been denied
by the public utilities .- commission.
and .an order to. this effect was sign
ed this morning by Chairman Will T.
Garden and Commissioner f Will P.
Thomas. . The opinion denying the
netltion was written, by Chairman
Carden. - . ;
In part, the decision reads as fol
lows : 'r . : . - ' ' ' .; : '
"Had this complaint come before
the commission a reasonable " length
of time -prior to the proposed Issu
ance by the telephone company of a
new telephone directory, the commis
sion would be in a position to reas
onably! grant 'the relief requested. In
view of the fact, however, and be
cause of .the fact that within a period
of less than 10 days from the date of
the filinc: by the petitioner of his
amended complaint, the company will
of its own volition and in the regular
course of ;its business engage in the
preparation and issuance with all uie
diligence and despatch of a new tele
phone directory, it is, in the opinion
nf the commission, unreasonable at
this time to grant the relief request
ed.:: ;V-l
"Thtv nrrfpr nravpd .for in the Deti-
tion 1 both as originally fil 1 and' as
amended, will be denied."
J Objections to the-penny as a coin to
be used in making change in Honolulu
are still rife among business men. -Tt
would be a big mistake," said T.
E. Wall of Wall, Nichols ; Co., "for
Honolultf to insist upon the use of the
penny. : Wherever the penny .is used
in making change it tends to make the
people 'Picayunish and parsimonious
A man addicted to the penny-change
habit wjll walk six blocks and lose 25
cents' worth of time to save two pen
nies. . I am decioedly and - unequivo
cally opposed to having the penny
come into, current use In Honolulu."
"It will have to come,? said C. M. V.
Forster, .manager of Jordan & Co.
"We keep pennies now for paying fed
eral taxes, and for stamps, and also
for making change when our custom
ers demand it, which Is not often t :
- Ralph S. Johnstone, internal revenue
collector, - says there' is ; no v actual
shortage of, pennies, in the States and
that pennies will have to be used In
making change wherever the . federal
government is concerned. - i -
Cigar stores are accepting stamps in
change wherever the war tax makes
the odd cents necessary, -::X
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F. G. McGee aviation instructor, was
killed when his machine plunged into
Lake St Clair. Mich. McGee wa3 In
structor at Selfridge Aviation Field.
A school, for military aeronautics at
Yale University has been planned and
sanction nnw-rsf wiw p.
'spare us from
cents; is cry
Will Not Go to Gallows Until
Authorities Can Check Up :
Fully on Kohala Crime
. . .
- Antonio Garcia, who was to have
been hanged last Friday morning for .
in? murder of a Japanese at Honokaa
last Mayr. and who na3 reprieved un-;
ii tomorrow morning, when he was '
to have gone to tin gallows for his
crime, has again been reprieved by Gov-;
ernor Pinkham. . No new date has
been set for the hanging, but Garcia :
will uot pay the "penalty: with his life
until the authorities are satisfied that I
he told the truth in1 his startling con-J
fessions of last Friday. He confessed
to having assaulted and murdered the!
Kunahe girl at Kohala, for which :
crime a man is now serving a life sen-
tence in prison. He also confessed to
a murder in the Philippines.
Sheriff Samuel Pua of Hawaii has
been sent for and will arrive Satur
day from Hilo. Sheriff Pua is fami
liar with the details and , circum
stances surrounding . the murder of the
girl, for - which, Garcia swears he is
responsible, : and he. will thoroughly '
Investigate the new revelations. - To
gether with Attorney-General, Stain
back, the sheriff of Hawaii and the
high v rsheriff of the 4 territory will
probe into every detail and look at ;
every -angle of Garcia's statements.
There is some: doubt that Garcia's
confessions are true. It is plausible,
say the officials, that the condemned
man, knowing that he must face the
gallows for his crime' of killing the ;
Japanese, has made . this confession
concerning the' murder of the girl,.so .
that the a.an now serving a life term
will be pardoned. It is with thl3 in
view, to determine . whetber or not
the -condemned man's story is true,
that Sheriff Pua and Attorney-General
Stainback will to over the case again,
v Governor: Pinkham this- morning
signed the reprieve,' staying the man's V
execution for at least another week. '
Garcia; is willing and eager to talk, -
and if the investigations are conplcted
before thw end of next week,' Garcia !
will probably, go to. the gallows Fri-
day, November 10. . - :
llllldl Uu'ijJ 1U
falie HislcGniijii
; In 2-l!our Siihi
George Conrad Will Get Full
Two Weeks But Can't Be
Spared it all at Once; .
GEORGU CONRAD,: keeper" and
friend of ' , animals at Kapio
lani park, ' is to bave a two ;
weeks' vacation, so the board of
supervisors has decided. Since .
Mr. Conrad Is possibly the only "
ran .in Honolulu who under--.
stands ; just the food mixture neces
sary; to keep the leopard's spots
rightly placed and properly shia- .
- ing, and Just how. much dally ex
ercise is necessary to keep
Daisy, the elephant from attain- -ing
that degree of embonpoint, so ;
. much abhorred by the feminine
soul, the vacation is to be taken
at the rate of two hours a day '.
: until the number of . wprking ,
hours in two full weeks have .
been consumed. This means that
Mr. Conrad will always be on f
hand when mealtime for the anl
mals rolls around, and that he
will also be able to look after
the health and happiness of ,ihe '
' animals! . :
A little family . squabble last .
week between Prince and Prin- '
cess the two leopards, resulted
in Princess being badly, bitten ou -
the back. As there' is no veteri
narian for the park, Mr: Conrad
has been treating the , wounded
animal himself, with- the result
that the bite is npw Just about
healed; and the quarrel that
caused it smoothed over. .
Special Cab: Nlppa Jlji) .
TOKIO, Japan, r Not. l. a great -
holiday; crowd of 20,000 - persons, in,
the city of Kochl was shocked yesterday-
when Frank Champion, a.
young American aviator, fell to his
death while giving an exhibition
flight there. v He is the first foreign;
aviator killed in Japan. , ; ;
The exhibition flight -was arrang-. ;
ed: for Champion os a part of celebra
tion of the emperorV birthday anni
versary. While he was-ascending In
the air the plane m wiiich he was
riding collapsed and the machine was
sent down to the ground, carrying
with It the blrdman to an Instant
death. . " ' ; ; r-i.
Aviator Champion tas been visit--
Ing Japan for some time, coming here
withKatherlne Stinson, the famous .
American birdwoman. Miss . Stinsoix '
returned home after giving a series
of flights in many, large cities in Ja.
pan.1 but Champion stayed' to , rcaK3 ,
his final and fatal flight yesterday, '
Ulust have experience. Arr'7
ley's, r:r.t:-U str: C.
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