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I". DAT, , MAfiCII 21, inn. sr.MiAvr.ricLY.
Entered at the Postoffice of Honolulu,1 II. T Second-
"': '. Class matter. , ,
" Semi-Weekly issued Tuesdays and Fridays. ; ,
r ' . Subscription Rates: " , ,-'
Per Month.,,,,...;,... ft .25 Pw Month, foreign. .1 .13 -
Pr Year....... 43.00 Pr Yer, Foreign... ..,......4.00 ,
., ; . ' '. s Fayable Invariably in Advance. . ' . "
i : , Charles s. crane, Minager.
The United Cigar Stores Company which operates .over seven hun
dred retailcigar stores in New York City has cut the wafrea of all
its clerks from tea to twenty-five per 'cent throughout its classifica
tion of "two-clerk stores." A two-clerk store is one. in which sales
average $500 per week. For every hundred 'dollars per week in
crease in' sales above that average the "United" will divide two per
cent of the surplus between the two clerks who are to receive basic
wages of sixteen and fourteen dollars each. Under, this standard
ized system of employment fixed basic minimum wage axe .paid,
but all the clerks in an establishment benefit of suffer in Accordance
with whether the "team-work" is' good or bad.; v,, ,' ,V '' .?''
When the weekly sales in any one of these seven hundred stores
rise to an average of nine hundred dollars wr week the store is
made a three-clerk establishment with a basic wage scale of eigh
teen, sixteen and fourteen dollars. At $1500 sales, per, week jt. be
comes a four-clerk store, and so on. '..', .
. This system is an example of the lengths to which the principles
of scientific management are being applied by the giant corpora
tions which are tending to monopolize all lines of marketing in the
United States. ' . w- - ,-. . :-.....''
..The big concerns specialize as no individual is capable of doing.
Because they are able to systematize, they, convert into profits the
odds and ends of time, service and materials which in the case qf
the individual store-keeper or the small- corporation, cannot help but
be debited as a loss. ,-.' - '.
y The universal clamor for anti-trust legislation and corporation con
trol amounts to a plea against thrift, and in favor of inefficiency and
waste in the transaction of business. : v i :.
. i . ' i ' i .,
Count Kozui Otani, who visited Honolulu a few years ago on his
way home from England to become Lord Abbot of the West llong
wanji Buddhists, the branch of the church which has established so
many missions in this Territory, appears likely to be involved in a
wide scandal, involving the , misuse of church funds. Some years
ago the West Hongwanji Temple at Osaka was the center of wide
spread graft, resulting in government prosecution and the imprison
ment , of many priests.. A recurrence of church, scandal appears
likely now. : . '.'. ,r,Bft)ClIE!
Reviewing the necessity for church reforms, in the light of recent
exposures, the Japan Times, received yesterday, says:
'.'Nothing reliable has as yef leaked out with regard to the prog
ress of legal procedure against the high priests of the Nishl-JIong-,
wanji, who were taken into custody last month on the charge, it is
said, of the misappropriation of temple funds to the amount of some
millions. ' Meanwhile various, rumors of a very sensational nature
have gone .forth, that would seriously implicate the supreme pontiff
of the temple, Count Kozui Otani. The Count is said to be a man
of extravagant ambitions, his failings being not. so miydi of per
sonal indulgences and sensuality as of uncalculating and dreamy
ventures, suoH as conducting explorations in unbeaten pasts of -India,
Tibet and Chinese dominions, either in person or through his
followers. .Since his rise to -the pontificate years ago, he has also
boldly extended the temple' propaganda work' both at' home, and
abroad, especially the latter The trouble with him seems 'to 'be
that all ttioait pntomrmoa wprp rnthpp ii lnntfpr nf hnrirtv thnn the
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results of religious zeal, and he has figured as a spendthrift, not as
a man with' a mission, in charge of millions of money given by trust
ing souls. Naturally he was taken advantage of by knavish priests
under hint, and the hoard of wealth he had inherited from his father
rapidly disappeared, with the result that recourse had to be. taken
to the legally protected funds' of the temple under one pretext or
another. Hence the present criminal development, -''
"What has been stated above, if not yet proved in' law courts, is
believed to be borne but by indisputable evidence. And what ia true
of the Nishi-IIongwanji on so large a scale, is also true to more or
less extent of a very large number of temples nd shriu8 thr6ugh
out the land, in so far as the utterly inexcusable use of the believers'
money goes. . In short, the source of the evil is the absolute absence
of any effort on the part of the government to regulate the .manage
ment of the funds and revenues of the Shinto and Buddhist, institu
tions. If any law exists for the purpose, it has remaiued a dead let
ter at least'for a generation or more. ' As it is,' millions that flow
yearly into temple and shrine coffers are under the absolute con
trol of priests, many of whom are as indifferent to the spiritual and
moral welfare of their flocks as confirmed mammon worshippers or
unrestrained libertines. ' r
"There is, for example, a great temple in Tokio where offertory
receipts run up to hundreds of yen daily, of which no account if
given to the public. There is a very popular shrine, also in the capi
tal, where on festival days three times a month coins simply fall
in showers: the crowd of worshippers ia so great that most of them
can not eome up to the offertory chest, and throw their money high
over the heads of those before them.: At the elose of such days the
priests go up on the roof of the shrine and literally sweep down cash
of various denominations thickly covering its tiles! "And no outsider
linnvt what use is made of the money. Both at the temple 'and
shrine they issue talisman and charms for personal safety", and ser
niona are preached on Btated days only to encourage more givings to
insure divine protection and worldly success of the worshippers. If
the receipts are smaller miserably so in many cases the priestly
functions are practically the same in most other temples and shrines
. scattered' all over the Empire, as we have, pointed out before.
"It is no exaggeration, indeed, to say that, in so far as the people
at large are concerned, the country is no more advanced than in the
dark days of priestly tyranny, and religion with them is a mere mat
ter of absolution in consideration of money. Worse still, there are
even temples and shrines that are almost exclusively patronized by
thieves and pickpockets who do not even ask absolution for their
sins, but .invoke 'divine aid for the prosperity of their 'trade,' while
nothing is more common than those that arc chiefly supported by
owners tt Iioukcs. of ill-fame and other questionable concerns, The
root of this degradation in the Buddhist and Shinto worlds is the
total lack of proper control of the money given by the public and its
consequent unfair distribution among the priestly class, which fact,
in its turn, leads to reducing religion to a mere traffic. Yet it ja pa
tent that the nation is not lacking in religious spirit, as was seen
at the time of the fatal illness of the late Emperor year before last.
The question is how to develop this' spirit so Ihat it may become a
force in the moral elevation of the masses, and to effect a thorough
reform in religious circles. , .,'
"It is interesting in this connection that two prelates of the Nishi
Hongwanji are now in the capital, having Come here at the request
of Minister Okuda, who, as minister of justice, bus caused, it is
said, the present proceedings to be taken against the temple, which
his predecessors did not have the courage to do, in spite of unsavory
rumors about it for a long time, and who, as the head of the de
partment of education, is determined, as it is reported, to introduce
reforms in the religious world."
The United; States Supreme Court rendered a decision on Febru
ary 24 to the effect that a stockholders' liability rests in accordance
with the laws of the State in which the company transacts its busi
ness and is not dependent on the laws of the State in which the in
corporation papers were granted.- The California laws provide un
limited liability.' Hawaii, Arizona, New Jersey and some few others
provide limited liability. : " ' '.' '' ,
In the case at court an Arizona limited liability corporation built
a hotel near Pasadena, California, which turned out to be an un
successful enterprise. A California Creditor sued one of the New
York shareholders for the debts of the concern.. The lower courts
held against the creditor, who carried the case on appeal to the Su
preme CourJ. The full bench, Chief Justice White alone dissenting,
have handed down an opinion that wheu foreign shareholders create
a corporation their agent to transact business within another State
they enter into necessary compliance with the laws of that State.
The court held that an Arizona' limited liability charter could not
exempt the shareholders from liability for the debts of a corpora
tion operating in California, in which State the incorporation laws
make the shareholders liable. V; . - :
As will be seen this decision directly affects the shareholders of
the many companies formed in Hawaii to operate oil wells, mines,
agricultural, irrigation and engineering projects in California, or
elsewhere, on the mainland.- It take away from Hawaiian investors
that feeling of security with which they have always intrenched
themselves on acquiring limited liability stock in a corporation which
is formed for the purpose of transacting business within the borders
of an unlimited liability State. This decision is bound to exercise
a' deterrent effect on this form of Hawaiian speculative investment.
' It means that the Honolulu man who buys stock, in a Hawaiian
company doing business in California is liable to be sued under the
Californian corporation law of unlimited assessment to pay the debts
of an Insolvent corporation. ' y - ," '
Of course Hawaii is a Territory and the Philippines form a pos
session, but otherwise ther0 seems to exist just now a very strong
similarity politically between 'the two groups of Pacific Islands over
which floats the flag that William Jennings Bryan would remove
from the Orient. In each group recently appeared a new Governor,
delegated by the President to cultivate all the New Freedom ideas
that would stand transplanting, and in each has developed among
the erstwhile shouters for democracy something that can hardly be
defined but which is evident,.""in the air." Take the following edi
torial from the Cablenews-American of Manila and localize it, and
no better description of Hawaiian Democratic conditions could be
penned. Says the Manila paper; ; . ; 4 ,;
Those who have followed the comments of the native press"1
of late must have noted changing tone in their attitude toward '
the government. For some three months or so we were treated
. to the amazing spectacle of a native press actually praising the
' government. The old attitude of constant and hostile criticism
"had changed over night to one of loquacious adulation. .; The ;
: dawn of a new era was at hand and there arose to heaven a
hallelujah chorus of rejoicing. . : v .
But ""something happened, or, shall we ' say, didn't happen.
, The days rolled into weeks, the weeks into months and the new
era instead of being an accomplished fact was still dawning. ..
Mr. Harrison in a burst of enthusiasm had requested the co- .
operation of his native friends and they had volunteered to a ,.
man. In fact, there jwan embarrassment of volunteers. In less
time than it takes ft ten it an army of unemployed politicos had
enlisted in the great cause. They stood around expectantly' and
cheerfully intimated that they were ready to take over the cares ,
of office. But the anticipated wholesale transfer ;did not take
place'1'"' .' ''''','''' ' '."'.' ';" '
Iow the bast is proverbially patient, but no
west; ' ai jquite a1 proverbially impatient.', Wht VtflPhree
monxns iney-counieu up ine uisappoiniing ioiai wiooe eomjuis-;.
sioner and. one' bureau chief there was a wave ,of discontent,'
Inasmuch as there is a direct knd intimate relatiotk between the
,' politicians and the native press, their discontent naturally found
expression through that medium Wherefore recently "twe have
been regaled with no little adverse comment on i the 'state of
things in generaJ.. ;OyCcoyernor has been criticized 'or appoint-
' ments he has madea'hiof.epurse, for appointments he has not
made. Democracia rises to "remark that the. whole; scheme'" of
government, as regards the executive branch at least is undemo
cratic and wrong. All this, must be corrected. To insure the '
maintenance of the high ideal insisted upon, the power of im-
. peachmcnt is demanded. And the new era four months old! '.
In the prophetic days of last October was it not foretold that
some such thing would come to pass, that the politicians' appe
tite would grpw with what it fed upon! But whodreamed it
would come bo soon t i - ; L
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There has been popular clamor against interlocking directorates in
competitive public-service corporations engaged in interstate com
merce. As a result of this agitation various drastic methods of con.
trol have been proposed. In its last analysis, however, it is recog
nized that prohibition of interlocking directorates implies govern
mental power of control over interlocking shareholding. Legislation
to the effect that no individual shall own a controlling interest in two
competing corporations 'is obviously unconstitutional, and so also is
legislation which would deny, to an inaivwual the right to the man
agement of his own property. The majority shareholders of a cor
poration elect the directors, who manage the concern through the
legal right of properly delegated authority. The absolute prohibition
of the right of the majority shareholders in two or more corporations
to elect the same person as a director in each company would not be
Upheld by any court of law. The principle of such a prohibiten out
rages every principle of equity and justice, ' ; ; ' ;
; A new law has been proposed for the purpose of curtailing the
operations of foreign trusts and monopolies within the United States.
The law aims particularly at the alleged unfair competition arising
from the operations of the various European government tobacco
monopolies. These "regies," it is claimed force down the price. paid
for the particular, styles of Virginia and Kentucky leaf which they
require, to such a point that' there is no profit left for tha fanners.
This effect is brought about by giving all the buying contracts
to one agency. The proposed law would make it illegal for any
person, , firm ,or corporation to become the sole agent within the
United Staties of any foreign trust, for the purpose of conducting
business in a manner contrary to the Sherman Act. .
, It is obvious that the United States can not enact laws directly
applicable to foreign -trusts as long as their field of operations is
outside the United Sfates. The democratic members of the house
judiciary committee claim that the curtailment of the" operations of
foreign trusts within the borders of the United States tn the manner
suggested rests on a basis of equity and sound law.
li is also apparent that if basic legislation along these general
lines is enacted it will furnish a means of controlling the operations
of such huge foreign monopolies as the Brazilian coffee trust and
the much discussed international sugar-valorization syndicate.
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There, are a few men in Hawaii qualified to succeed Mr. Mott
Smith aa chairman of the public utilities commission, and a great
many thousand not qualified. We trust the Governor chooses wisely
and shuts his ears to political babble on the subject. . ..
nolitif ianfc eai
east or
The waste and the gains from advertising are enormous. Farmer,
manufacturer, merchant and consumer works at cross purposes. The
farmer grows what this land will produce in greatest volume and
perfection. His production is limited by natural forces over which
he hns but slight control. , y 'VV T
The manufacturer .would influence trade to buy what he can pro
duce most cheaply and sell with' greatest profit. His limitations are
less stringent than those surrounding the producer of the raw mater
ials. -:' ,!-' -.' .'''- ' - .",' ": ' i' '.,'
" The aim of the merchant is to supply what the consumer wants
rather" than what the manufacturer offers for sale.
The consumer is the man who holds the scepter. He has the final
say as to. whether the farmer, the manufacturer or the1 merchant
achieve success in their several undertakings.. Hence advertising is
directed more and more to making ,the consumer want something
which the farmer or the manufacturer has to offer rather than to
wards getting the merchant to buy what they would like him to buy.
Because of the evolution of trade during the last twenty years ad
vertising has. become a function 'of the manufacturer and the ro
dncer of raw materials rather than of the storekeeper. It is a re
cognized truth that if the consumer demands an article the modern
storekeeper has to buy it and keep it in stock whereas thirty years
ago the boot was on the other foot. The consumer had to be content
with what the merchant offered for sale ' - ".'.',' V
There are a vast number of manufacturers and storekeepers who
do not recognize this truth as having any Immediate relation to their
own business; '.''.:-'' ,: :" - ' ; ,-. . : ..'
. As a suggested application of this principle to local conditions it
might be well to consider the testimony given by various wholesale
grocers during the government's suit against the Sugar Trust under,
the, Sherman Act. Representatives of several large Mississippi valley
houses testified that as high as one-third of their sugar sales were
of advertised brands or grades, and that for such widely advertised
sugars they received '.as high as three-quarters of a cent more than
for grades and brands of equal quality which were not advertised.
The 'Ceylon and Indian tea growers ' are enabled 'enormously to
extend their sales in ; the American market by advertising along
both positive ; and ' negative ,nines,-r-advocating , the : merits of
their own product but especially giving wide publicity to the alleged
uncleanly, careless and unwholesome methods of tea production in
Japan and China, the countries which had always been associated in
the minds of tea drinkers with the sole source of supply.: '
Sales are not made in the store,' but in the mind of the man who
wants to buy.- ' . 1 . . ;' V:' 7 ' :' '
.Hawaiian sugars have hitherto depended on .legislative advantage
for their place in- the -markets. of the United States . Whether we
are to lose that advantage permanently is a matter which the future
will decide. In the mean time, will it not be feasible to 'cinch
that sentimental advantage which care and cleanliness in manufac
ture as well as fair treatment and improvement in the conditions of
life among the laborers on the sugar plantations will certainly con
vey to the sugar consumers if the appeal is made to the discriminat
ing public along these lines T ,?, ' .; V ' , . - ;
Our appeal must be-.tb the' consumer,' not to the Sugar Trust or
the refiners, and it must be along the lines of advantage to the man
who eats the sugar or uses it in the'eonduct of his business, not how
much his buying our goods w6uld help us. v'; ' , ' '
The very frank exposition of what cheap sugar is going to do to
Hawaii does not appeal to one soul among all the mainland, voters.
The Kansas' housewife is not one whit interested or sympathetic be
cause ; John. Jones .of Honolulu has his income cut down from five
thousand U'l lira a month to five thousand a year. If she knows that
because of 1 janly methods of manufacture sugar of Hawaiian origin
will make better jams and jellies than the sngar that ia sweat-soaked
and packed in bags by the feet of filthy Javan Coolies, there is at
once one good reason, why she must have Hawaiian sugar. .
If we can show the' mainland.. consumer that sugar production is
what enables this Territory to maintain a .high standard of civiliza
tion, 'and that it" Is to. the immediate personal advantage of every true
American to maintain in this group of Islands a strong American
colony,, that sentimental advantage will, create a market for pro
ducts of Hawaiian origin. '; i '-''': :y
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"V UP TO THE UMPIRE. '''.' ', ','''
The solution of the question of the location of the. proposed federal-building
as -agreed upon yesterday by aa representative body
of citizens as ever gathered in public meeting is the only solution
Honolulu is able to offer,' if one may call "passing the buck" a so-
lution. Public opinion in this city, has been too sharply divided
ever to expeet agreement and each faction to the long drawn out
controversy believes itself to be so thoroughly right in its stand
that no amount of argument has or could budge anyone from his
position. '"' ; ; '
The Advertiser believes that by passing the whole matter up to
Washington, with a confession that no agreement is possible In Ho
nolulu, we will hasten the .daywhen theret will be nothing left to
argue over. ". j.,,:; y;;.-..- .
As we view the matter now, the leaders In this city stand bound
by yesterday's vote to' take whatever cornea without protest. . We
have put the selection of a new site or the utilization of the one al
ready acquired np to the final decision of the treasury department,
and by that decision 'we agree -to 'stand So be it. The representa
tive men of Honolulu are honorable men. There will be no under
hand wire-pulling or blocks thrown in the way of progress once the
treasury department speaks. .
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' Hawaii exports sugar, coffee and canned pineapples. Imports in
clude things to eat and wear, with canned politicians originating in
the back districts from Washville to Tallahassee, going strong. Sup
ply increasing but demand pinching out. .; '. -
The district magistrate ia establishing a graduated scale on joy
rides per government auto, ,Police officers who take in the Pali and
the. pleasure resorts on moonlight nights get a slap on the wmt.
Trusties emulating the example, by daylight six months. .
His Honor, the Mayor, points proudly to the fact that his two sons
are numbered among the unemployed, but none has heard them
shouting for work. While he was at it, His Honor might also have
pointed to the fact that while he himself is not among the unem
plr Ted none ever heard him shouting for work either.-
' he secretary of the treasury reports that the silver half dollar is
less in demand than it used to be and is going out of circulation.
Of eourse it never was more than half as popular as the large round
silver dollar of blessed memory. If the treasurer has any halves
that are a drug on the market, we can use them, if he will srtid
them out this way. "t ; ' ; '. V
It has been informally announced that the honor of sending the
first warships through the Panama canal will be given to Germany
because Prince Henry of Prussia, who will command the German
squadron, will be the ranking officer. On top of this' comes a wise
German engineer with the opinion that the canal VuT never have
more man eighteen or twenty leet oi water m it and that therefore
the celebration ain't going to be so much because no respectable
ocean going vessel can squeeze through the ditch. These profession
al pessimist are not all from Hawaii after all. . .
Twenty-Three Alleged Violators.
. ot Revenue Law Being Brought -'
Here From Hilo.
A party of between fifty and MTenty- . j
Ave Dig- Inlander art expected ' tbll
morning from Hilo and ether pointa of
uv jbiiuu vi xihwiiii, uj U9 (.vainer
Manna Rea. The party U belnc hed-
wood and Deputy Internal Kevenna
Colleetor Otto A. Berndt of Honolulu.
l.ut it ii iaid to be far from a happy
invuion tha etcurlonhti are makiac
today of this city, for twenty-three of '
the party were placed under arreit on
Sunday and Monday at different pointa v
from ililo to Waipio by Rherwood arid
qnor tax utatirtet. The met of tha "big '.
party it mad up of wltnemei wanted
here in connection with these ease. .
Sherwood and ItermU elipped off to '.
Ililo very quietly on Saturday after- .
nvvn vj mo .11 auu. i v . a iuu will IBVm
nvuk wiirriuii xur too arrest di iirfntr.
three alleged malefactor whose - cop.
posed disregard for the requirement of
the federal law ii now irettinir them '
Into trouble. ' ' ' , '
A related some week ago la The '
Advertiser' Ililo wireless service the
Hawaii county polh-e department re-
inHv lint, ruiav mnA val.li.il m
number of blind pis in I'una, North
and South Hilo and Ilamakiik. which
resulted in the arrest of a large num-
ber of people, mainly Orientals, who
were charged with selling liquor with- '
out a license. Most of the arrested peo
ple were fined or forfeited bail. Thea
the 'federal government stepped in and
now tn arrest mentioned above nave
followed, . .-. -
The federal government doe not is-
qiures an annual tax from alt who deal
in this commodity. The local office of -
tae internal revenue department ha
been working on these cases for eome.
weeks. Conviction in any of these
case is punhthable by imprisonment
with rrom thirty days to two year, or
a heavy fine, or by both imprisonment .
and fine. . - . ,, -.,
Among those who were recently ar
rested by the Hawaii county authorities
and whore alleged failure to pay the
reuerai tax may now have brought them
mm miwiu iruuuie, are me I01IOW
Dg. : . . , ,, , .,
' Kl Kong, Ah Kana and Ah Kiona. of
da, Isagawa, Suyenobu and Nishikawa, '
oi rsaunau, Jiamanua; s. Muyebiro and
nuriniuio oi iveweia, iiamaaua; Mrs. '.
H. Idehara. Ah Mni TTnhnnalil
Y. Jkira, Yonhitomi. S. Hayaahida and
8, Arita of I'aauilo, , Hamakna; Ah
Mrnff an.l John T.iwr.n.. nt UamaV.. -
Hamakua, and Chu Num of Kukui
haele. Hamakua. -
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Strong Backing at Washington
it, Prompted Nomination of Ho,j
nolulu Attorney. ' : ; '
By' 'Ernest Q. Walker. ". ;,' y .
(Mail Special to The Advertiser) .
WASHINGTON. . March 12. Prerf.
dent Wilson ' nomination . today " of
Balph P. Cjuarle of Honolula' to .!
associate justice of the Supreme Court
of Hawaii, has attracted some attrntloa .
here.' Judge Quarle had excellent en
dorsements. It was said at the de
panmeni oi jusiiee ini anernoon inai
hi support . wa much stronger than
that accorded former Judge Wilder,
whom Ooveruor Pinkham recommended.
That Judge Wilder did not get the
nomination, however, ia probably duo .
to himself in no small measure. O0i..
eiais aere gained tae impreasioa taat
Judge Wilder was not particularly de
sirous of having the place. Further
more be expressed himself very freely
and positively to high administration
officials during his recent ' visit ia
Washington. Again Attorney General
McBeynolds made a careful inquiry ia
Honolulu about the candidates for this
judgeship. ' '.
. Governor Pinkham 's recommendation
of Mr. Thayer to be secretary of the
Territory wa received by the interior -deportment
rome day ago and forward
ed to the White House. The nomina
tion, lent in today, will probatly be
confirmed at an early day., v
lucre t notaing new ia the arricee;
matter. The house apparently will not
take up the Navy Appropriation Bill
for a fortnight. Former Governor Frear .
ha just returned from a visit to New
York and Bermuda.
i-M ." .
Little Julio Castro, thirteen year of '
age, wa the victim, according to the
police of an unprovoked assault early
'a., .n.ninit It nm am a i , n i.
ana. King sireeis, wuuam jveuy, a
full fledyed man being the person who
committed the assault.''
Julio's only crime wa to approach
Kelly, so the police allege, offering, to
sell him a pser. Kelly took -offense
m lua mmy inb yvuagwivr ifjpa lu Ui- . '
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Kelly struck- the boy a hard blow on
the back of the head with hi open
ioung Castro made complaint to the
police and promised to appear thi
morning and iwear to a warrant for
Kelly' arrest. ,
. Ada M. Deattie, former wife of J.
W. Kerahner, yesterday asked for and
wa granted a temporary injunction
against her former husband to prevent
b'tq from continuing business nnder the
flrni name of the Kershner Vulcanising
Comnnnv. LJniited. of Honolulu. -
Mrs. Deattie avera that March 1
Kershner opened a new chop under the
name of J. W. Kerhner, and that maay
of hor customers were patronising: him
under the impreasioa that they wet
dealing with the old Arm. ''
A ptiioa for a penuanent injunet'on
will be heard Saturday uioruiog by
Judge Botiin.on.

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