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tCTOBER 26, 1917.
Bonds And Business
jtTHE greatest privilege and opportunity j
f A fore American citizens today" is what orjt
;., writer has killed th4 chance to become an owner
of Liberty Bond . ' .-- '
' It i one of trie ways in which citizens, almost
without exception, can fchow their loyalty to the
Flag, their support of "their President and the con
sistency behind their professions of faith in the
': justice of America's cause in the war. "The meas
ure of the nation's honor and of the nation's heart
iu being taken," and of the nation every man and
' woman , is a part. ',Tb! success, with Which the
salesmen of Liberty Bonds meet, when YOU are
'' asked to subscribe to the war loan is the measure
; of YOUR honor and of YOUR heart. , - ,
; , , Support of the government is something which
must be personal. The cheer9 of crowds mean
nothing in themselves and are empty sounds un
less each individual cheerer is willing, 'when the
i-'.t'me comes, to keep gtill long enough to DO some
thing. Flags waving in the breeze are pretty, but
the mere flying of all the flags that ever were
. made or ever will be made cannot equip one man
on the firing line or fill a single mess tin with hot
food. Street corner abuse of the Kaiser hurts him
'rot at all, "while one more name on a Liberty Bond
pledge will. . ,
One prominent capitalist of this city, when the
canvass for the irst issue of Liberty Bonds was
. under way1, 'announced that his ready funds were
tied up and that it would not be "business", for
! him to borrow at six percent in order to buy .bonds
. that would only pay him four. Of course it wasn't
"business," except that it would have given him
and his a greater protection against the interna
, lional bandits who are robbing capitalists of other
lands today, who are torturing other men's chil
dren and violating other men's wives and daugh
ters. -Business?
No, not his kind of business, the
. kind of one who looks at everything through eyes
of pure, deluded selfVbut, as is set forth by the
. writer already quoted, who speaks through the
, , Literary Digest, "when we have obeyed the high
er call, and have done our duty to the utmost, we
may listen with good conscience to the agreeabl
.' truth that the Liberty Bonds, as a business invest
. ment, are exceedingly profitable. We do not
fpend or give away our money. We lend it to the
' United States government, getting in return Bonds
' secured by all the tremendous resources of the
v richest nation on earth. On this loan we get four
percent interest. The bonds, in all probability,
will sell at a 'large premium before maturity.
: Bonds at the same rate as these have sold as high
as $130. Liberty Bonds are the safest investment
In the world. Your money will not be tied up
beyond your reach.' You can sell the bonds or
borrow money on them at any time, therefore all
your money can be put into Liberty Bonds. The
, luture of your children can be insured by them.
If you have no. capital on hand, buy as many Lib
. erty Bonds as you can pay for in instalments out
! of current earnings. , Reduce expenses if neces
': sary, in order to put the money into Liberty
' Bonds. It is the greatest privilege and oppor-
tunity before American citizens today."
IT. now appears that the price of milk just went
tip ithout any particular reason except that
. the dairymen needed the extra money. We had
; rny number of reasons advanced for the jump, but
, a. trifle of investigation has demonstrated that
these were not reasons, nor even good excuses.
Perhaps a little uncovering will demonstrate
that the reasons for the high cost of fish arc like
,; wise simply camouflage to cover up a grab. The
Advertiser believes that a real investigation will
. show that there is a bait trust that 19 gouging the
community, a string of middlemen who are goug
' ing the community and a system of overhead
"." .charges at the fish market that result in further
treasonable gouges.
There is no sense in talking about the poor,
-underpaid fishermen in this connection, because
they are simply being gouged on their end as much
as the public is on the other. None denies that
the fishermen .may be underpaid; what we want
: to know is what makes fish so unreasonably ex
; pensive?
What Mr. Child of the food administration
wants to do is to get on the other side of the
' counter. He still thinks he is associating with the
till and not with the pocketbook.
The Root Of Crime I
ONE of the forceful and convincing statements
made in the recent prohibition campaign in
Iowa, concluded with a dry victory last week, wsr
lrm the pen of former Judge William H. Mc
Henry. Judge McHenry bases his opinion of
booze upon fifteen years' experience as a jurist in
Polk County, Iowa.
' Of the thousand men that he sent to peniten
tiaries and 'jails for criminal offenses. Judge Mc
Henry estimates ninety percent were led into
crime by drink obtained in saloons. He estimates
the same percentage applies to the causes for
These figures from the local district court cai
be duplicated in practically very court in the land,
say the Capital, Of Dea Moines, in publishing the
ietter. ' '' Vv .
"In April of this year the grand jury of Philadel
phia made the following reference to the liquor
evil in a report to the judge on the bench :
We find that ninety percent of the inmate of Mora-
meaning prison are there through drink, nail more than
eighty percent of the 6,710 ranee in the general hoe-
tiltal and almshouses are attributable to the same
rauae. : r
Another bit of testimony along the same line is
taken from a report of the Massachusetts bureau
of labor, as follows: , 1 ,
In other words, 84.41 percent f all the 26,672 rrimea
' were due to intemperate habits, and eighty-two per-
rent were committed while, the criminal was under
. the influence of liquor. V . .) :
In further support of the statistical estimates by
judge McHenry, we have the statement of Gov
ernor Glenfi, of North Carolina, in which he sayss:
'. "After thirty years' experience as an attorney
and prosecuting officer in the courts, I am firmly
of the opinion that sixty percent of crime is direct
ly the result oi strong drink, and ninety percent
is indirectly caused by drink."-" - ; '
Innumerable quotations like the"above might be
cited in support of the contention that liquor leads
to-crime. These arev familiar arguments.- Iowa,
says the Capital, is acquainted with them. The
people of this State have had the txperience with
the two conditions of society, one with and one
without legalized liquor traffic, There is no ques
tion but what if every man could be placed on
record that the saloon would be snowed under by
a storm of negative opinion.
. . . , . . ..
Good For The Boys
TWELVE thousand dollars subscribed in a
few h'ours is the surprising and gratifying
result of Mayor Fern's Liberty Bond day for tity
and county employes, the police and hre depart
ment men subscribed almqsj.to a man. ", So did the
employes of other departments.
These men, buying the bonds as they are, to
l.elp the government in its struggle against the
Hun o-topus, are at the same time doing a mighty
good turn by themselves and their dependents, be
cause the money they invest in-the bonds will
represent a saving and perhaps the first saving
some of them have ever made. ; v .-
All credit to the city arid county employes 1
They did .themselves proud yesterday. The com
munity should be proud of them. "Down with the
Hun," they said, "and dig up!"
"Boys, said the veteran jailer to the assembled
policemen, "the cost of living is so high we can
hardly save a cent. So let us buy a bond and get
this war over, so the cost of living will go down."
Good idea f
Charge It To Wilhelm
EVERYONE with an income of one thousand
dollars and over a year is obliged under the
new revenue act to file a statement of income with
the collector of internal, revenue, but the various
income taxes are not collectable from any whose
yearly income is not over one thousand dollars,
and only from them if they persist in remaining
unmatried. For married men, or married women
who provide the family support, incomes up to
two thousand are exempt.
The following tables will show the amounts
which the federal government will take from in
comes, the figuring including both the old income
tax and the one just imposed:
Married Bingi
Sounds Effective
CHINESE coolies have devised an effective
means of protesting against speeding auto
mobiles. ,v 1
An automobile belonging to a prominent Chi
nese official killed a Chinese child near the sum
mer palace in Peking a few weeks ago. The chauf
feur was arrested, but released upon payment of
a very small fine.
. In expression of their disapproval of the court's
liCtion, the parents of the child and their neigh
Jiors erected a matshed in the middle of the road,
on the very l where the child was killed, under
which the coffin was placed. Inscriptions were
frosted on the sides of the coffin denouncing the
injustice of the court.
Since then the main road has been, abandoned
ly traffic, but officials apparently have not dared
to fcmoe the body, which is watched constantly
by friend (I the bereaved iamijy. ,
2,000. .
5,000. .
8,000. ,
,000. .
18,000. -i .
13,000. .
14,000.. .
23,000. .
24,000. .
27,000. .
Man 'a
lax .,
, 870
. 830
1,7 Ml
1 ,H20
2, 1 HO
I 28,000..
29,000. .
30,000. .
31,000. .
32,000. ,
33,000. .
40,000. .
43,000. .
44,000. .
45,000. .
46,000. .
47,000. .
40,000. .
50,000. .
73,000. .
100,000. .
150,000. .
230,18)0. .
500,000. .
$ 2,310
, 4,030
" 4,990
"If the Entente wins with America's help, Amer
tea will step .into England's place in the world,'
fays the Premier of Havana. But that doesn't
scare us. . .:, .''-;
-forty-i( criminal eaee nave occu
pied the attention of the federal court
ainc the trtt of Jnly. . ' '
Therein BarUli, a minor, waa adopt
ed yeaterday . by Manuel and .France
Aadrnde, Judge Aaaford. cigning the de
tree.; -j ,.: r;..-' -
More than 400 wa raiaed for the
Hilo ChapHr of "the Ameriean Red
Cree at i dance f Wen by the young
folMf;tIonoma, .. Hawaii, Saturday
evening Uat.- . .'V' ;lr'"
C. B. Cottrell, of 1014 Ka'piolani
Street, chief engineer of the Kalihl
Pumping Station, who waa . operated
reeeatly at the Queen 'a Roapital, ie re
ported allfrbtly better and on the high
road to recovery. ..
Fraaela J. Cooper . a ad Harold E.
Morgan of HonoluU have ealieted In
the aviation aectioa of the engineer '
reaerve eorpa on the mainland. Both
are regiatered here for draft, but will
not be drawn on aeeonnt of their pre
vious ealietment.
. Moaea Poahi Keoua, turnkey at the
folic atatloa, ha received word from
i eoa Peter Moeea Keoua, who left
for the mainland about two month
ago, that he baa joined ' the Britlah
army in Canada and la at preeeut ata
tioned ia Winnipeg. : - ,
Ai W.. t. Bottomlcy, ' of Biihop'
Bank, ha learned that the ravage of
th leaThoppor oa the Olaa Plantation
Hawaii,' ire not likely to be to aevere
a wa the, attack on the eane field of
the Pahala Plantation oa the aama inl
and a fw yeare ago. -
A Korean atudent at Mill College
who reglitered in June to be on the
afe aide, ha einee diacovered that he
ia only eighteen year old. ' No Won
Man, the youth in queation, had to
write to hi father in Korea to find out
hi real age. If hi number I drawn
for aervlce-.h will be eympted with'
out queitlon.,-J -;
' From Waimanalo and Wakiawa two
additional . canea of typhoid were re-
rorted to the board of health yeaterday.
a ho eaao of the W'ahiawa patient
the dieae - originated near Cnatner
where the man waa employed on army
work Thirteen cat of typhoid from
Schofleld Barrack atn- aow in the De
partment' Hospital..' . r-
The police have returned to the cir
cuit court,' nncerved, the papers in 'the
divorce auit of Pyllia Palmer verru
Walter 8. Palmer.' A atatement ia af
Uctaed ti ike paper that he ia now
living at 743 Fell BtreeL Han Franeiaco,
or at Mare Island. Tke couple were
married July 7, 1914, and have 'two
children, lira. Palmer charge cruelty.
- The paper ia th divorce auit of
Veatl Elliion verau Cbarlea Otto Elli
on have been returned to the circuit
court by the police unnerved, with the
ntatement that the libel lee i now re-
aiding . on the mainland. The couple
were married January 4, 1906, nt Olym
pin, Washington. Mr. Elliaon allege
failure to provide a her ground for
suing for divorce.' j . ' ',
. wane rood rain wero emerteneea
on the aoathern half of the Ialand of
Hawaii very; little,, e4 fell, on the
northern tutr dnrtna In. Px. -wees.
according to the, week f& west her and
erop report or ia nonoium weniner
bnrean. It ia Indicated ia Maui report
that ufficieat rain ' hai fallen , to :'en
courage the" planting of fail crop. No
pnai .report na oeea rccetvea xrom
Kauai.'. . '. -. v. '.-..
" Preiamably with the object of de
terminiag whether v additional capital
tkould ' be invested - foe(j, development
work' in connection with tbe Fortune
sad Montana-Bingham mining prop'
erties, Bobort. W. 8hingt left Ban
Franeiaco for Salt Lake City last week
nad wa due to arrive there laat Hat
nrday.. C. O, Ballentyne ia expected
to joia up-with Mr, bhingle in Bait
Uik city.-- .'. ';,
The minor heira of John Kekaulike-
kawaiohilo. who died While ia the eer
Vice of the Inter-Island company, have
received through the Trent Truet Com
pany, two sums, a damages from the
shipping, company, amounting to $717.-
93, These amount are aatiafaction of
S judgement obtained , against tbe
ateanuhip company, and the money wn
turned over to Trent Trot Company by
U. 8. DUtrict. Attorney Huber. The
statement of account waa filed in the
circuit court ' yeaterday.
In eueeeesion to former Chief Engi
neer George K. Lnrriaon, head of the
federal hydrographie ofBee, Charles T.
Bailey has been appointed. . The latter
has served in the office for two yeara.
The appointment waa made by Land
Commissioner ' Bivenburch. Mr. Harri
son i now n reserve captain of the
United Htatea Engineer Corps, and is
oa active duty in the, Territory. Mr.
Bailey ia n graduate of the University
of Vermont, elan of ' 1008, and has
DM" ia new ail aineo ivis.
V.: ' -
Mr. and Mr. . John Waterhenrse
have returned to the city fter n brief
visit on the mainland.
Doctor and Mra. Qeorn-e F. Horbert
have returned from nn extended itay
in Canada and the Btatea. . ,.
Jame H. Kennedy, president of the
later-Island Bteam Navigation Com
pany, ha returned from the Bute. . '
Mr. and Mrs. Riley H. Allen have
returned tvnHonnlwlu'-after spending
inree monwa vaeaMoa on the mainland.
W. O. Allen, who waa oneratad at
the Queen'a Hospital two weeka ago,
ia convalescing at hi home in Kai
muki, -' . - . v
Among recent arrival ' from the
Coast were Mr. and Mr. J. P. Cooke,
who spent a few week oa the main
land. . ;,.' ,;.-.,, .-r, '
Donald 8. Macalister, mansr of the
Kukaiau Ranch Company, Ltd, Hawaii,
arrived in Honolulu by yesterday 'a
boat from the Big Inland. .
Among the passenger on the Mauna
Ken yesterday morning was Mrs. H. O.
Winmey. rthe will spend about three
weeka visiting on the other islands-
Mr. Henry T. Zerbe. of 1567 Piikol
8treet, who waa recently operated on
at the Queen 'a Hospital, ha recovered
uffiently to return to her home today.
W. H. Huseman, general freight and
passenger agent of the Hawaii Consoli
dated Railway, came down from Hilo
on the Mauna Kea yesterday morning
on business.'
Mm. O. J. Boisse, of 2466 Puunui,
who waa operated last Thursday at the
Queen' Hospital,' ia reported doing
nicely and expects to return to her
home shortly. .'';.
Mr. and Mr. Jame I. B. Greig of
A lea, thia island, welcomed oa Tues
day at the Kapiolaai Maternity Home
tne arrival or a son, who nas been
christened Jame Forrest. -
David & Wadsworth and Miss
France Marie Stanley were married in
Lahaina, Maui, last Monday, accord
ing to card received hero by friends
yesterday. The bridegroom is n son of
Mr. and Mr, a. A. Wadsworth of Ka
hului and n graduate of Punahon. The
bride is well known and very popular
in tbe Valley Ialand.
. -- ' ' - .
Architect and builder alike consider
thai the shipping problem looms up big
for Honolulu and the progress of its
building industry. It is the uncertainty
of what may be expected in the way
of available bottom to bring freights
that is their source of anxiety. slt is
pointed out that it is impossible to han
dle all of the Island freight as condi
tion are now, and that there ha long
existed a congestion of freight in t;va
riour singes of such congestion, at Ban
(ranclseo until recently, came the re
port of aa embargo by railroads until
the congestion waa lifted.
Assurance contained in San Francisco
papers that tbe Matson steamer would
retrain on until spring ha not served
tq assure all architect and builders
here. One of the well known architects
yesterday pointed out that if tboee ves
sels were to be needed . by spring it
would take weeks or perhapa month to
get them in shape for use at that time.
. There appear to be no shortage of
cement or other material for concrete
building at the present time, and most
of the contractors for building of that
type have their eontraeta for the de
livery of such materials to them. Buch
.work will, therefore, go on until such
time, if it doc come, as there ia a
shortage of cargo apace for such ma
terial, since it is expected that most of
the cargo space in the ships that eall
her for the sugar outturn will be re
quired for food and foodstuffs, and that
other less necessary commodities will
have to wait.
Those who journey to Hawaii these
day ar urprieed to behold somber
of eon gull floating gracefully ver
th -waters' of Hilo Bay. Tneae birda
were recently brought from the mam
Una by Jndg a. wise, v
. Jn sn effort to eneourag the gu'U
to remain, in the Big Island waters, tbe
Kilo board of trade baa authorised n
committee to ace that th birds receive
sufficient food. . On specified day th
haunts of tbe gulls are invaded by
row boat atorcd with waate foodstuff.
7'Tlie'soeees which baa accompanied
e bringiag of these bird to thelW
laada ha prompted Judge Wise to add
to the number. He already baa beard
from the Coast that an additional num
ber of birda will be , available at nn
early date for ahipmeat to Hilo. 1
PAZO OINTMENT ia guaranteed to
euro blind, bleeding, Itching or pro
trading PILES in f to 14 days or
money refunded. Mannfactured by
tbstAtIS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis,
U.S.A. :
One of the new big army warehouses
oa the waterfront is now enclosed with
roof and walls while adjacent to it the
frame of a second is about up and
further Ewa the foundation is ready
for the. third. All about are building
materials, lumber and corrugated iron
and the work is pushing forward rap
On Richards Street, in old warehouse
10 other-work, for tbe quartermaster's
department is to progress. This Is in
terior remodeling, putting in office and
other improvement but some exterior
alteration, in the way of new window
and door are being made.. Thia build
ing ia of frame.
The new warehouse loom up big and
long, especially the one on the Waikikl
corner, extending back as they all do
the full length or the block and they
will furnish the department with a
large amount of floor storage space
which has been much needed.
, LONDON, October 10 f Associated
Press) Homo good things, come from
Germany, and one of them i the Ger
man salmon, which ia now being bred
on a Iprge scale in the Thames and has
the advantage of being non-migratory
At least it i non-migratory, in it
native water, but it may change it
habit here, a happened with the Eng
lish and American brook trout which
were planted in New Zealand. In Eng
Huh waters the brook trout ia never
migratory, but in New Zealand they
rapidly devoloped into confirmed aea
rovers, and have now become n fin and
healthy race of aea trout, affording ex
cellent sport and attaining unusual site
Marathon To Be Conducted Un
der Rules of Hawaiian
Society of A. A. U. r j
That the long-distance race from the!
Volcano to Hilo i being well thought
nut in every detail ia assured, aaya Inst
Friday' Hawaii Herald of Hilo. .The
committee in charge of tbe matter baa
held a meeting at which the course,
or rather tbe finish of the race, was
discussed. ,The committee baa decided
to bring the runner in along Richard
son Htreet to Mooheau Park and then !
make 'them ; run two or; three times
around tbe park. The number of lap'
to be run around tk park will be an
nounced later -on at th committee '
wishes to ascertain th exact distance
from the Volcano House to the park
before deciding a to whether it will
mean one, two, or three or more lap
around the field to make the exact thir
ty mile. . '.
un Monday Manager John K. Kai or
the People 'a Garage Will take Messrs.
J. W. Bain and E. D. Aire up In an
automobile to the starting point of the
race. Then the men will come back
ssd, at every five mile point, will place
stake to mark the distance. The stakes
will mark the points at which the dif
ferent teams will start on the day of
the race.- " ' ' ' '
The dividing up of the . live-mile
stretches is being done early in the
game no that runners in training can
have some idea of what distance they
have covered la their runs. Tbe com
mittee is hard at work on tbe details
of the race and everything ia Coming
slong well.
The detail of the long-distance run
ning race that is to be contested from
the Volcano of Kiiauea to Hilo on Jan
uary 6 next nra being worked up well
and. -n great deal of interest is being
taken in the affair both in Hilo and
Honolulu. The race should be n splen
did advertisement for Hilo . and the
whole of the Islands.
From Honolulu comes the story that
Nigel Jackson, the hero of so many
long-distance races, will : be on . one
of tbe teams. Thia i good new a
the old warrior i alifnya ready -to make
the paee and to (tart something going
in speed when he i on the road. The
stretch of five miles that Nigel runs
over won't be. the slowest of. the six
combinations. The members of tbe oth
er clubs- who happen to be - put up
against Nigel will have' to get a bustle
on and this notwithstanding the fact
that Jackson is well over forty yeara
of age.
There will be a lot of planning by
the different team so aa to fix it that
each member of each team be ealled
upon to run the stretch of road that
will auit' him beat.- A lot will depend
upon this, for there are plenty of men
who can put forth far better efforts on
piece of steep downhill road than
on n comparatively level atreten ana
vice versa. . :" .
That the finish of the race will be
n close one is the opinion of many
people who have studied the proposi
tion. The men .or each team who win
run against each other over n five
mile course will be fairly well, matched,
it is thought, and thia will mean that
no one team will make such great gains
over every five-mile division n to place
their finishing man so far la the lead
aa to leave no chance for the represen
tative of the other teams being in at
the few last, laps which will be run
around Mooheau Park by the leader.
All the athlete who will take part
in the running race must have made
application to the Honolulu branch
of the A.A.IT. for permission to run
in the raee, which will be aanctioned
by the Union. The ''.rst proposition
was to form a branch f the A.A.U. in
Hilo, but that has been found not to be
necessary aa the Honolulu officials have
agreed to sanction tfae raee and also to
register nil the runners who are not
memoer or me organization, jo ami
further the race and to assist as much
possible, tbe Union officials are not
making any charge for the granting of
sanction as regards the event. This is
all good, for the runners who come
from Honolulu need not now be afraid
that they might be auapended for com
peting in an unregistered running raee.
Chairman J. W. Bains of the race
committee reports that be ia meeting
with aueeess as regard subscriptions
for prises and that he na not doubt
about being able to raise the necessary
money. The other member of the com
mittee are working hard oa tbe propo
sition and everything i going on In
fine hape.
, . .
; Plan for tbe ladle' tennis single
for all Maui were completed thia week
and it ia hoped that n great many of
the Udy player will enter for thi
tournnment, ay last Thursday'
Wleekly Times of Wniluku. Entries
should be made with K. B. Bietow at
the office of the Wailoku Construction
A Drayage Co., Ltd., Wailuku, on or
before Thursday tha twenty-fifth. An
entrance fee of fifty rente ia being
charged to cover the cost or bans.: je
the- Wailuku Mill Touruament the fol
lowing games were played during the
week; Caleb Burns defeated Alston;
Aiken defeated I'enhallow; Townsley
defeated Crawford; Zabriskei defeated
Murray - Bevins defeated Cowan; Bie
tow defeated Uento, and r.ngle defeat
ed Blair, The match between Frank
Hoogs and William Hansen bad to
be ealled off owing to darkness, with
one set to the credit of each. The
third set will be played' some time tbe
latter part of the week,
. -
When you have n fulluesa and weight
in the stomach after eating you may
know that you have eaten too much
and should take one of Chamberlain'
Tablet to aid your distention. For
ale by all dealer. Benson, Smith A Co,
I Ltd. Agt. for Hawaii. Advertisement
Business Structures Make Good
Headwayiland Residences
: Spring UA On All Sides j i', 1
Business btiildinsr in .downtown Ho
nolulu i going forward -steadily. Much ' ,
that' wa heldback fcy fnijure of sup; j
plies to arrive' in now nil buf com pie ti '
ed. At the same time, despite what
has been beard of less building activity
other buildings are going ahead, some
well underway, some Just started .and
still other Juwt about to begin. '
On Hotel Street the addition to the
Toung Hotel 1a taking on the appear
ance of completion and further up. nenr '
Biehards Htreet the, big garage build
ing ia almost aa far advanced.
, At the corner of . Fort Street : the' "
concrete walla of the Campbell Build-,:
ing are going upward above theV tide-'
walk , line, ' back - of . the ' high board
fences. ,. f ...... .. ,,.-:. , .
Over at the cornet of Nuuann and
King the Hoffscblafer Building la ris
ing rapidly. '
: On Fort Street, Ehlers steadily goe
ahead while across the street tbe new
store fronts will be completed during
the eoming week. , .. :
Away, from down town there are n
number of large '. buildings underway
and Hii it Is that architects find plenty
to ao in details wan not taking many
new ordera. '::),. vy. -
Besidenee buildins is quite active. .
Rome of these are of the more elaborate
and . extensive tyne while the area
majority are of more modest character.
Builders admit that so far as this
type of construction goe it would be
nara to undertake more with the sup
plies of lumber that are available from
tbe const. The appearance ia of n
healthy growth with nothing which re- J
enables boom times and equally noth
ing to indicate anything in the way of
dullness. If there is to be dullness it
will come after existing eontraeta have
been completed and that appear to be
ai least several months off..
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Indication that Hilo will eventually
attain distinction a a city of progrea
siveness are to be found, in the in
creased building activity of recent
The erection of a large conerett
atructure for the Hilo Emporium, sit
uate at the corner of Front and Kala
kaun fttreeta waa completed Saturday
last, and will be occupied thia week.
The building ia a modern, structure,
one-story, and biilt, ,qn the, latest ap- '
proved plan. .. 1
.Adjacent to thia building, on Front
Street, work, is now proceeding on fl
two-story concrete office building for a
Chinese interest. It i expected that
thi building will be ready for occupa
tion tne latter cart or -November.
To cop with the increased business
in automobile repairing, the von Haram-
xoung Co., . Hilo branch, is having
erected a. show room and repair' shop
on. Kinoole Street. . Work on this
building ha been in the contractor'
bands for the past month, and should
be completed within two weeks.
The purchase by the Hilo Mercan
tile of the site now occupied by the
Volcano Stablea & Transportation Co.,
Ltd., necessitates the latter firm a new
borne. The contract for this work was
given to Charles H. Will. Foundations
were laid last week, and the building
ia to be hurried to an early comple
tion: Plans and specifications are now be
ing made for an up-to-date apartment
house on Kamehameha Avenue. The
idea of such a building- was proposed
by E. C. M. Crabbe, broker and com
mission agent, who purposed to float a
building syndicate in Hilo. It is to
be built on the sunne principle us
apartment houses on the Coast, wit
the addition of a spacious theater at
the rear.
It is the intention of this syndicate
to father building operations in Hilo.
When the apartment bouse is complet
ed, which will be toward tbe latter
part of 1018,' it is proposed to maks
additions to both tbe residential and
business quarter of the city as th
needs of Hilo warrant.
Arrangements have been made,
through the local chamber of com
merce, for the protection of dealers in
foodstuffs who wH be unable to apply
before November 1 for licenses to do
business a required under the- proc.
tarnation recently Issued by the Presi
dent. "
When announcement was made in
The Advertiser of the issuance of the
proclamation, the chamber of commerce
sent the following message to Siduey
Ballou, its counsellor., in Washington:
"No blanks with which to comply
with President's proclamation licensing
mercantile lines November 1. Please
protest imposition of penult ics and for
ward blanks. Answer."
Mr. Hallou replied as follows: ''For
warding 200 sets of duplicate blanks
with letter authorising you to handle
same for the entire territory, with pro
tection if applications are muiled with
in ten days after receipt. Formully
appoiut committee to take all prelimin
ary steps. "
As soon as the blank arrive, the fact
will be nmde known and the blunka
cau be secured from the secretary of
the chamber of commerce, Fuilure to
comply with the President 's proclama
tion incurs a penalty of $50(10 or im
prisonment for not mure than two year.

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