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An Editorial by MRS. FRANCIS GREEN, of the Women's Committee of the Food Commission
npHERE u an old saying with
. A- too. Everyone quote tt at one time oc an Jthcr, and perhaps atther timet we forget about
it, but no one ever thinks of denying the truth of it It is a statement of fact obvious to common' intel
ligence. : . '.. .- v . ,' .
. Why, then, I wonder, is It so hard for us to go the logical step further and realize the equally
obvious fact that we can't eat cake every day in Honolulu and have an undiminished supply of sugar
for shipment abroad? , .'',-''.;--''.'' -' - 'v
Is it because women have
mesne usage ana nave never reaiiy tnougnt at au about the.,vatt organued indu tries . and the , worjd
wide commerce that are involved in keeping them supplied with meat, suear, flour and btheir stapte
articles of food?. In times of peace
dustries revolve quietly enough, so far as most of Uj are concerned; there is always plenty at hand and
so long as we have the money to pay for it we think little of where it comes from or how.V', . '
But now, with the World at War, all this Is changed. '-' :'''' V
We are beginning to realizeand we must learn to realize thordughlywhtt in all the world, in
any one year only a certain definite quantity of any given food stuff is produced and that when, for
any reason, there is a marked and extraordinary shortage in that Initial production, there must be
somewhere a corresponding shortage in consumption. - . .-,,-.. . .. ,......- , . ,,
We are apt to think that if we give money and keep on giving money, matters will be manage
somehow nd all will come right in the end. But let us remember that money will not buy sugar from
a plantation that is brown and bare with drought, n9t wholesome meat from a herd of cattle that is
itricken with anthrax. No pest or drought ever known is equal to war as a breeder of famine, and
todav. because of war. the whole world faces a thnt-t r essential tnnA ..? . .
We may not be conscious of that shortage at the present time, here in Honolulu. "Surely we can
use all the sugar we want! and so long as the merchants have meat and flour and I have money, why
should I not buy?" say some. : ; r,: w
Because the need of the world is like a great Ocean fed by the waters of every section of the globe.
If the rivers of America cease to run into the sea, the tides of Europe will lessen and every individ
ual consumer is like a drop of water in the mighty volume of the Mississippi River. .'..'
In ordinary times we might ignore this fact, if we chose. We could say, "It is nothing to m it
England, or Italy, or France, lack food.' There is no reason why I should deny myself on their ac
count." But the most selfish and indifferent among us can no longer say that Does any one . think
tthat we are merely "helping out" the Allied forces? No! A thousand times, Not . ?
"... If we have lived in ease and plenty for the last three years, it is because". Belgium and northern
France and Poland and Serbia have been trampled in blood and mire!. France and 'Italy 'and Eng
land have been and are fighting our battles, against Powers that are still' strong, still ruthjess, and stiJJ
bent oh world domination ! r:. ''''''. .'."''..',,". ' :,. i ' " ;''''."
And as for us, we who have lived so peacefully in these Happy Isles, let us remember that "unto
whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required" and let us make our little personal sacri
fice ol food willingly, as bents those who have received much.
Sugar Patriotism
IT i regrettable thai; the attempt should be made
by any interest conducted with the sugar .in
dustry to create dissension' within the rank of the
industry or to cast discredit upon the motives of
the men directing "the work of the food adminis
. tration, says Facts AboufSiigar, The men in the
; sugar industry who have agreed, at the request of
the food administration, to cut down the profits
that they otherwise might have received in order
, that consumers may save on their
done so in patriotic response to
. all selfish interests be subordinated to the general lhat t0 di? wel, js to fight weI1 jn thia- war the
: welfare m this time of national emergency . Many digging constitutes more than eighty k percent of the
of the producers Who have joined
istrator Hoover's program' for a
i will suffer not merely a relative
. Ink nn (hr wainn'a nnration
justj.but they.are doing it in order to present a
, unite'tTlront to the enemy and to make the plan a
success If other interests, in other industries, are
taking a less unseihsn stana, an
i,fodue;the sugar producers for
. t rn i - '
nvp in inur
. !tl. ... :,t,... ..e f
- J
Alt. Hoover ana nis associates
ugar may be open to' question and
t v u I x. v j an v.fw
criticism of them. But there certainly is no ground
' '. for questioning the motives of the men who are
'giving their time and the best that is in them.
without hone of reward, to the administration of
;"the.law that congress has enacted. 1'rominent
;, representatives of the refining industry have been
. appointed to the commission which is to carry on
the work of purchasing sugar for the United States
i. and its allies. As the price paid for raw sugar,
' the, amount of the refiners' margin and the price
V of refined are all to be determined by agreement
between the food administration and Hhe various
. panics ai micrcM, vney win iiiibc u duuhim ujr
.' in the fixing of prices and it is foolish to accuse
them of a conspiracy to depress the price of sugar
S wheii such a course could result in no l)enefit to
tliero, even it they were willing to enter into sucn;nient and the German press are attempting to
' n' conspiracy, of which there is no indication. minimize, was not such a little thing after, all, acr
- We all are, or should be, enlisted in the na- ror(ing to the report of Rudolph . Glatfelder,, a
I ional service in one capacity or another and those; coc:ai Democrat who escaped to Switzerland and
of us who are aligned in the
. must play our parts in the same spirit as the men
"on the firing line.' United effort under the leader
ship of those who have been appointed to direct.
the work of industrial mobilization is the onlv
., way, to accomplish the gigantic task before us.
... The slacker and the obstructionist merely make
the task more difficult.
t . . 1 Tail IiiIk i- a - ttA k1 ' rit At t It nAtir It ll
falKjut as low-down thieves as imaginable. Rob
bing the Kawaiahao graveyard yesterday was not
' the most contemptible of recent crimes. Those
: who stole "the crop raised on the federal Uulding
: -ite by . the Hoy Scouts and those who stole the
little, garden truck grown by the Manoa school
' nii(ren sceii annual ai inc iiuih m mv siaic
, o( humanity.
; The five-year sentence imposed upon the white handle. I he .ralolo Home has well justified itsell
flaver who forced his young bride into a life of! ' ' ; ; ';';':.
(hanie is not too much, but the fact of it ought Luxburg's little crack about South Americans
loom large bcfre other panders and procurers !eing only veneered Indians is likely to cost quite
i:i this city. ja few Germans their scalps. . '
I ' t?.?: I
which wt are all familiar: "You
been accustomed to thinking, 0nly
the wheels of the great food producing and food distributing, in
sugar bills have
You cannot
the demand that'-:,.,!. ftr men Wrio will follow us from time to time
in Food Admin
traduction of prices
loss but an actual
Th! aecm llll-
tne more credit
the course they
i.. 'i..... k..
IlldllS dlllllfLCIl If
- j J
wmv reierence 10
of course there
u iiiiihivvj
ranks of industry
wJv says, that
Lmarjnes vwereinyolved in .the prisinCt"! am
1 making his satpnunt fr9nj.pers.0pal knowledge, '
.ays the, Uermaif
I other ."institution
can't eat your cake and hafe Hi
f their "owp petty individual "do-
' . '.:' "'
and Shooting :
THIi familar saying" 'of -the late General Fan
don that -"all' wrid can Valioo ' must' dig
appears to be generally reversed. hi the .war., Now
General Doyen, commanding' the 11 'Marines' ' in
France, puts it this way.: ''All who would Shoot
must dig." In a circular letter, emphasmg"the
value of the , entrenching tool, General : Doyen
points out that soldiers on the firing, line muft jdig
under if they value their lives in the" eis'. Th'e
continues: , ,vv ' ';l''r
emphasize too strongly iipon the
work to be performed. For. each three days, oi
righting during a month"the soldier must do twenty-seven
days of digging. -,;',; ',':'; 'i)-:,-7'..
After an advance has been made your very, life
depends upon your ability to dig down and get
tinder cover quickly. You may have. been, work
ing all day carrying ammunition, water. or sup
plies. The continued terrific roar of the big guns
has made it impossible for you tosleep during the
night. . Just before theXreak of dawn you partici
pate in the -offensive, which requires all possible
effort on your part. You are successful and gain
a good position, although you are tired beyond
words. It is then that you must dig, dig and 4'g
some more. .. .
We have , an expression in the Marine Corps,
"Hold what you've got." In this war in order to
hold what you've got you must dig for it. If you
want to ' retain the position for whith you haVe
fought hard and long, and for which many of your
comrades have given their lives, yoif must 3ig. . If
you want to do your share toward bringing the
line to and beyond the Rhine, you. must dig. 'If
you value your life you must dig. It is a lesson
which every marine must learn and jerafmberV ,
Clearing the Wayv
Til AT mutiny among the German'sailors, the
significance pf which the German gdVern-
'ho fewer, than 12,000. sailors; and
onicer, acldipg thai.ugiy leeiing.
is universal in the uerman navy and. that otner
outbreaks are expected soon. The .Kaiser is losr
ing his hold on his dupes. There is a ljmit to the
power of tyranny, however strongly intrenched it
may.be. A v , . . . - . ''.'.-. ,,j
The record of the Palolo' Home, since it was es
tabljshed on January 31 last, has been the handling
of the cases of twenty women saved from entering
lives' of shame1 or rescued from such a life and the
cases of 178 children taken from vile surroundings
and cared for, This is almost one case a day . for
every working day in the life of the institution,
the majority pf the cases being those, which no
in the city was prepared to
bre;vities, 1
It. t. Rintow it Mrioniity lit St lii
oni in KnimnKi. ;
KdwurJ ft. JfttVon, itoJont St th
Rcnrve OfHcern'. Traininir t'saip. h
btrn dropJ trsun ( feyiicl
Uility, t; . . ... ;
J. Xf. ftrVfW. andrt wliflu npr-
rlifon t1 Hllo Vmn Co. wm retri, i
ow In Uosolultt font to kit horn
la Los Angtlfs.
. Fanny ' LindMjr wan ' granted a A
er of divorco yestnlny from William
LihdMy, by Jndgo Hfn, to tako of
ftt KoramW 13. i ' 1
, ' A bw trial baa be grantl la tko
eM of Maehada ra. Dr. Mitamara,
appeal having bvea takfa by tao d
fcnAant waea tao rM wm ritiBally
droidvd la favor of tho plaiatiff. -
It la fxpotrf that tk raMrata of
M Kona eotTd dixtrirt on Hawaii will
adopt tbo d) light ;(( plnH ia or
d-r that tko thonl rkildrrs mat karo
lrr hour -in tko afttraooa to pick
tn4 crop, .' ',
iK'laima for ojrlnptioa from To draft,
wtdck n oiiierd br tho local tx
mptioa board, wrro denied to Cheator
P. Oftmlierton, Honolula Iron; Worko,
wko :le(t hi - claim on Udttirtrial
(rronndn, and fiei , Yet Toil br, formerly
of Rnffalo, wko protetteU on ajricul
tlrraf gronnda. .,' u .
" A- letter wan received yeaterdat by
tho WM Japanese Chamber of Com
taereo from- David Oate, deputy eon
mimtioner of' the Internal revenue at
Waxhiagtnn, etating that the menufae
ture of aake ia sot prohibited under the
fonA Control Art, b era tine it ia a win
a ltd not a- dixtilled product..
' Pernona jiKlnir rabbita and Belirlaa
karea will hereafter have to aret a per
mit from the board of aerienltoro aad
foreetry, a rule to thin effect having
been fuAed Monday bv the board, in
order that the keeping of tkeae animalf
may be regulated ao aa not; to allow
them to apread and become ifieata. .
Kack company, cavalry or aimilar or
gaalsation of the national guard organ
Ir.ati6na which are to go into enlhp at
Kawailow, ner Halriea, on November
9, will have a tioiicommim!oned officer
111 'lntructor, for ten regular officer
and about thirty noncoma kave been ao
lectcd to act as inatrurtora at the camp.
.Captain Q. 1). Omiit. O. B. CVwho
ti alTbced nerving a aa engineer in the
Ordnance Dopartmcnt eoastrvrtion
work nvar Fort 8b after,' baa bee a
called' to active service. He baa been
here about a' yr and a half.. He will
take., the place of Capt.' Stephen Mc
Gregor, who haa beea ordered to Wash
ington, D. C ..' ' ' i
Jamea A. Kennedy, president of the
. . . i . a . x- . . : . : . - .
panyy left for Washington recently on
hipping' and other' business.,," He said
that It . isY his belief 'that the -freight
requirements of Hswan will, be taken
'care of by the board, and, that ship
ments of sugar would not be very ser
ouely',. interfered .nrith. ; --i.?,
' 'Ree'd' of public comfort' stations hi
and aboit the eity i being'called to
the attention 'of the board of super-
isori, Wart la thiS"diretioa was
made It Tuesday night's meet ing "Of
the board when, after a tttatemeat of
ISnpervishr Petrie,' with regard to th
crying "Need for a rniblift comfort sta
tion ia Asia Park,, it -wa decided "to
hsk loenl arckitects to furnish plana
for irsUcIass station built of con
crete -'or brick , 'aad along the' lines of
those in Urge cities, on the mainland.
, . . , 1 "' ' t. '
.The1 present '' mosquito ,,iuvaaios
tkrovghouf Honolulu is not due. to ae?'
lected 'pools or , marshes . here, . in the
opinion of K B. Porter, sectetary of
toe board of health, but to swarms of
hem being carried by the wind from
the Waimaualo aide of tke island over
Ike Manoa and Makiki ridgea into tke
eitv. ' He states also that Ike board is
dqing everything to check the increase.
If day mosquitoes are plentiful then
tkeir preaenee is due to neglected poola
in tn vicinity or houses, ror the day
mosquito is not a traveler, says Hecre
tary Porter.
: .
Francis J-yman, of Kauai, returned
kotue last aigkt i if tke steamer Kinsu.
' Mrs. H. H. MirekeadK wife of Col
onel Morekead, commaadiag the na
rlo'ual guard on Hawaii, is a visitor it
tke city. -
Robert D. Moler, of tke McQryde
Hugar Company, was a departing pas-
aener in tke Kinau laat aigkt fpr tke
Garden Island,
Mrs. J. C. Cunningham, of Cooke
fttregt, Auwaiolimu, wko was operated
tt the Queen's Hospital laat week, is
doing nicely and experts to be out and
about shortly. ; ; ,r '; ;
Albert !' Ruddle, salea manager of
the Volcano Htablee aad Transportation
Co.; t.td. Hilo, waa aa arrival in the
city yesterday. He was accompanied
by kis son. -,.' .
v Among the passengers departing yes
terday la. Ike steamer Kinau for Kauai
WSS Harry 1). Wishard, head bookkeep
er of the libue Plantation, wko is re
turning .from a business, trip to the
ilty. ' . r . ;.';r-
':t AV'illuim C. Avery,: Inspector-general
of public school, who kas been in' Ms
ut' tke past tea days on oftieisl busi
aess, will return in the Claudlne to
morrrfw morning from tke Valley IhI
aad. ; ' -' ' - .;, '";...., ;.
" Members of tke Cathedral .congrega
tion are Invited to be present at the
Hallowe'en entertainment to be given
this evening in the Davies' Memorial
Hall to meet the military guests and
etkers. '' ' v ',
''J.'V. Binning, buslnCna manager of
the Hawaii Post, is a visitor in the
city. Mr. Binning reports Hild pro
f:rssinf and the Post keeping right
n step. This is Mr, Binning 's. first
visit to the capital. (
moves the cause. Used tbjt world ever
to cure a cold In out day, Tne signa
ture of E. W. GKOVB Is on each bo.
Manufactured by tbe PARIS MEDI
C1N CO., 61. Uuls, U. 6. A.
food cq;.:;.jsS!o;
Proposed Rate of Fifteen Cents a
. Quart Is Unreasonable, e :.
v-' clares A. L. Castle'v"
Manager of "Dairymen's Associa
tion Asserts No Profit In Busi
ness Under Present Conditions
,'The raise ta- fifteen seats a quart
forj.ilV la .nnreasAnhWyand It is at
power of the food commission to pre
vent it," said A. U Castle jresterdr
after the first public meeting of - the
commission with tbe milk producers
aad representatives of the Dairymen 'a
Association. j, : , ,. . .. 'u ' '
: 41 It is possible that a fourteen-eent
rate may be called for-by the Increased
price demanded by tke producers, 'but
evea that has not yet' beea proved, and
the commission doen not go oa record
as approving even a one cent raise until
it knows all I here Is to know about the
milk conditions at ihe present time,"
he continued. . -f
The conclusion reached bv the com
mission yesterday waa that tbe cost of
delivering milk, as It is done at present
by the Dairymen's Association, is too
high. The delivery cost is about six
rents a quart, according to the state
ment of 8. W. Smith, manager of the
association. This includes nastnrization
and the expense of 'maintaining the
association. " ' -
. Statements were made by a number
or dairymen, representing small and
large dairies, ' that the producer at
present could not make an v. money un
less ke received nine Cents a quart for
his milk. - ; ' '
There are further facts to be brougkt
out before the Investigation Is com
plete, but on the evidence of the facts
submitted yesterday the commission be
lieves that a delivery cost of between
five and six cents is unreasonably high,
and that evea if the producer must re
ceive nine cents per quart to make a
profit, the delivery cost abould be les
sened' so iknt the price to-the retail
consumer need not be rals.L'i':"
Westefu jMethods i
- In thi) connection Julius Bayer, prl
vat secretary and business man for I).
P. R... Isenberg, largest stockholder , of
the association, atated that the organi
sation had been conducted in an ua
businesslike and wasteful manner.- as
far as . the .bookkeeping end of it was
concerned.. ' He ssid that a'eompetent
bookkeeier hail beea engaged by him a
week ago, and 1. was expected that the
outs could be more closely and accu
rately estimated, in future and perhaps
reduced. No promises -of a reduction In
the price or. milk were made unless in
the diHtsnt future. . ' '- '
A. L. Castle, executive officer, of the
! f i . I -1 ! " T
roo'l eoinniission, was in luc rnmr. . .
V.. Cbllil, federal food administrator,
was present in ah ' unofficial capacity.
Other iumlera Of the commission pres
ent " wire John Wsterhouse, A W,
Neelv. i6bbin Anderson and C, ' R
Heinenway. 8. W. Smith, manager of
the. Dairymen 's Association, and two of
tbe large stockholders, V. P. R. Isen
berg anil Frank Andrale, were' there.
There were about thirty others, largely
Portuguese and Japanese, who . own
small dairies . and sell their milk
through the association.'
A. L. Castle opened the meeting with
the statement that the commission wish
ed to work together with the dairymen
ou the milk investigation, but that if
necesssry subpoenas would be Issued to
obtain the desired information, in esse
it was not brought out in the friendly
session. The commission would prefer
not to take drastic- action, but would do
so if it were needed.
Producers Want Raise '
"I am personally opposed to raising
the price of milk to tbe public," said
D. P. R. Iaeaberg, "but the producer
must be protected. If the public thinks
the proitueer is making money, they are
"Althuugh owning the controlling
stock in the association, 1 have taken
absolutely no part in their decision. I
will not use my control to set tbe price
of milk at any time, but if tbe time kas
come when the producer must have nine
cents. for his milk then I think it skould
be given him."
"Could tbe Dairymen's Association
pay the producer nine eenta and still
not raise the price to the public t"
Prank . Andrade asked. V '.- ;
"No," Iseuberg enswsred. : Tbe as
sociation . is now paying- eigkt xents
for milk.' -
A' formal report from the Dairy
men's Association was read by H. W.
Hmith. Sanitary requirements, bottle
deliveries, with consequent loss by
breakage,., paateurlMition. .end. a, fluc
tuating aupnly ot milk; were 'given aa"
the reasona ror the high eost or han
dling by tke association. J '
It would seem, according to Smith's
report,1 that aa oversupply of milk
would tend, directly to raise the price
of milk to tke consumer, ' Instead of
endeavoring to increase tke supply of
milk permsnentty . in ' order -to lower
the price, which would probably In
crease the' demand, they seem to pre
fer a short supply of .milk, aa then
they have no surplus to be disposed
of. ' , . . ' '' "'.
Smith in kitr1 report 'orVihglit in the
fact that butter ruld W msdo -by the
associstion from, the surplus only at a
loss. When tbe commission sought by
questions to determine tbe amount of
loss, he admitted that for .' some
months past no butter had been made,
but that ire cream had been made
from tke surplus milk at fair pro
fit. When there ia nn ausvlua milk
tbe l'e cream is made from milk pow
der. At present there is no surplus.'
The recent shortage of milk was laid
to the destruction of cows wbUk did
not paaa' tke i tuberculin teste two
weeks ago, Smith suid. He quoted
Milk Way Come Down Again But
Nobody Is Investigating the
Higher Price- of Balloon Juice
Tedny is the fetal day on which the
faniil' quatt ' or! Vow' product will cost
fifteen cents instead of thirteen, amklf
the family take-any pints of thefr lac
teal beverage each tittle pint will cost
eight cents Instead of seven. And that
Is 'sot the tmly actions wound suffered
bT tbe family pocket book on thV first
day. of November.: Gas baa also risen.
Whst is going up next nobody knows,
and Jt ia small consolation thst fish has
beea dropping a bit in the last few
davs since a great white light of pub
Jieiir 'has bept, down upon the general
fisn situation. 'The decrease will prob
ably last only until the tumult and the
shouting dies, unless the food commis
sion or the federal food administrator,
Child, gets Into action on the question.
And tbe gss at least will stay up.
There'll be a little less cream for tbe
family coffee and cereal ia most homes,
and some youngsters will not have their
glase f milk ae regularly as before.
Perhaps some will not get aay. -Not
everybody can afford fifteen-cent milk,
aad those who will have to drop it first
are very likely the households that have
email purses and large families. : . '
After the food coinmiiwion get to the
bottom of the milk, Investigation begun
yesterday milk may go down to thirteen
cents again, but ' there's nothing posi.
tive about it. ; . . - ,
Gss is going to be 12 a thousand
cubic feet for the first 2000 feet, and
1.75 after-that amount. - . '
The minimum charge remains 1 per
month for;, the householder. .- Large
consumers will also feel the raise.
New York ad if Sea Francisco prices
as a justification of the raise in milk
in Honolulu, , ' ' ' .'
The public dents ads two deliveries
a day, be said. One delivery a day
would reduce eiPease considerably, hi
Stated then, and later expressed the
opinio that one delivery a day would
not lessen expense, as it would require
additional equipment. ' Julius Bayer
also said ' that - one delivery a day
would not bring down expenses.
The statement ; that ' no . dividends
had ' beea paid by the association
sinee June 30, 1904, brought out from
the members present the fact that the
association waa supposed to be a pure
ly cooperative, institution which was
not organized to pay tilvidehda. It is
supposed to lessit the 'ftokt of distri
bution to the individual 'dairyman and
insure a steady (inarkcHloY; hie milk,
although no contracts- are entered into
and' the dairyman can self 0 them or
not as he pleases, Just as they can re
fuse to take his milk at any time..
Eight Cents Limit ; . . ;
.."Tke association ban never - paid
over eight cents V quart for milk be
fore," Mid Frank Andrade, "and kas
paid at times aa little aa six cents.
The stock is worth nothing except as
it carries with it representation on
the bosrd of directors."
"Is It not true then," asked John
Waterbouse, "that the stock is held
owners can at any time 'control the
price paid to produeerst" ',
"hey can, but they do not," waa
Andrsde 's. reply. "They have never
done so in the history of the organisa
tion." He also stated that in tbe
course of sixteen yeara ia the dairy
business be bad never met a man who
made money In It. r
It -costs 38.6 cents daily to feed one
of D. P. B. Isenberg's cows, Bayer said,
and when depreciation waa included
their loss was 1.3 cents per day when
they received 7.9o cents per quart for
milk. Isenberg's dairy conditions are
the most favorable in the Islands, as
he is the only producer who raises all
his own ' feed.
Want Nine Cents
The Portuguese dr.irymen present at
the meeting stated throuvh aspokes-
man that they wished to obtain nine.
cents a quart for their milk at the
present time. They -would be satisfisd
with this and considered it a fair price.
The Japanese present made tbe same
It seemed to be tke general desire
of tbe small dairymen to obtain a cer
tain fixed price for their milk, instead
of waiting until the end of the month,
as they do now, and then receiving
their pro rata according to quantity sup
plied after the expenses of distributing
are deducted. They do not seem to
feel that this method is a fair one. (
"When I was an independent dairy
man, before mv herd was wiped out
by anthrax," T.' P. Farm told tbs
meeting, "I made money, . tkougk I
worked kard for It: I think nine cents
is a reaaonsble price tn tke producer.
When I bad my dairy t made a profit
la selling milk at 13 cents with a pro
durtion cost of eight and one half cents.
Ijdld npt,pstnrerie, but went to extra
expense fo produce clean milk,"
Distribution Cost Too High ''
J. F. Child stated that after seeing
the books and tbe idaht of the associa
tion he was of tbe opinion that the cost
of distribution could be reduced. Bayer
said that the books of the associstion
were not to be. relied on, as they bad
been conducted in a slip-shod manner
and an unbusinesslike way,. He said
that they would shortly be improved as
be had employed a new bookkeeper to
Ve ebarge of tbera. . V
The investigation! will be continued
by tbe food Commission, and either an
other' meeting will be called for all tbe
dairymen or those whom tbe commission
desires to question will be called before
it separately.
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You skould not sat food of anv kind
when bilious, take a full dose of Cham
berlain's Tablets and drink plenty of
water. That will cleanse tbe stomach,
move the bowels and soon restore the
system to a healthy, condition. For sale
by all dealers. Benson, Smith eV Co.,
Ltd. Agis. for Hawaii. Advertisement.
.,:. . 1 l w '-, v . . 1
by a few large producers "IB order to
keep up tke price pfnfiHY" -"rsit
not alsy fa?t(l added A. L.
.1.1... l'aT (i'll.. J ...
vwiir. --inn udb or two eonrroiiinir
Comparison of Figures For First
and . Second Liberty Loans
J Discloses Interesting Facts
A. S. Prescott, district sales. mnhsger
for-the Standard Oil Company. report-
Led yesterday that the employee of that
company in Honolulu had . subscribed
d,JO0 on the easy payment plan as fol
lowed by a" number of. local firms and
corporations. . Evlry employe of the
company subscribed voluntarily,
' There are eighty-four employes, of
Whom twenty -six are Japanese, who
took bonds with the same enthusiasm as
tho -reel. - The financial details Were
arranged through the Bank of Hawaii
on an -instalment proposition similar to
that effected at all the Standard Oil
stations -en the coast.
Cnmpsrison of Hawaii's figures for
the .first and second Liberty Loans is
1 . . .. . A 1 . .1.-1.
mane in a leiier an yvaierunT i m
iam G. MriAdob, Sec retary of the Treaa
nrv 'h thm l.lhertv lisn eommllfjiA.
f The irtter ia signed by It. P. Stever, ex
ecutive serfetsry of the committee,
who was of e of the most indefatigable
workers for the loan, and to whose on
ending personal efforts is due many .of
the aiicerfuiful festures of the rim.
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pnlgn. ' ... -
Per tbe first loan Hawaii's shnre wns
a a RkO uiA wi.i..k i firm nitn u..w.
-r,F., VI mill M nm muum.
scribed through the banks and f I,n00,-
000 through the trust companies, 'These
1 pares included the army subscription,
which. was about $50,000. Tbe'niuiiber
. t , i...t... . - 1 ntf - .
I TbOvSeeond loan brought out a total
6f 0,aul,6n0 from the civilian popula
tion", from a- total of 8,28 1 subscribers.
The armv took bonds to the value of
l,!!S0,Oob'-with 9,S70 subscribers. , The
totals were ,060,650 from 19,151 pnr
ehMye.t -f , , ; ; '. --.
' - Thin means aa Increase of $3,560,65(1
in money and of 18,113 ia eubscribera.
Nearly nineteen times aa many 'men
aadwoqida bought bonds as for the
first loan. , The good - work of the com
mil tee 1 .reaching a wide niunbrr of
IjoBKilile buyers is shown by tlya, mul
tiplied increase. The thorough succesa
01 in secona xaircnj uiii 10 ubwbii
ia due to the cooperative spirit aroused
and organised into action by the com
mittee, r'-
Included in the figures for tbe second
loan given above is $94,800 . worth ,of
bonds - tskea through the ' Japanese
banks, and 31,50Q takea through tbe
Chinese-American bank, Tbe last namqtt
secured 328 . subscribers. : There ' are
more subscriptions , from - both races
which do not show in these figures as,
they were taken through the planta
tions and reported to the : plantation
agencies -or their banking concerns.
Chemists sod sugar . boilers contin
ued their sessions yesterday, while it
was an idle day for t"he mill engineers,
so far at sessions of their fifth t an
nual convention go. This moriing.the
sitnatioa will be reversed and 'tke en
gineers will meet, while the chemists
and boilers have tbe morning off. . In
the afternoon there will be a' demon
stration to both bodies of a method
of production of fuel and illuminating
gas- from petrol, and ' visit the eoal
docks of the . Inter-Island Company
later. . . , , :
.' Pour papers were read before fffe
ckemlsts yesterday and full disousuion
followed' each. The two paper of tbe
morning related to agricultural chem
istry, 9ns by P. S. Burgess on the im
portance of mold and the otHW 1ry F.
T. Dillingham oa tbe "Chemistry of
fioil PermaUon."
V Tke ffernoon session listened to a
paper ou the "Inversion Method of
Walker " presented by Q. H. Halden,
who (approved, the method and recom
mended; its : adoption, and another,
read also by . Mr. Halden, on "Boiler
House Recovery. " -.
' Much-benefit is being obtained by
the-engineer and chemists as a Tesult
of the two meetings, it is generally
agreed,' and . while the proceedings
themselves are not of suck nature as
to appeal especially to the general
public, and are of necessity often very
technical,; the. results from the meet
ing, when the best suggestions are put
ia operutioaw will redound to the auger
industry in much benefit. . . . , ,
' Tonight there will be an Illustrated
lecture on "Dry Rot in Timber," by
B. Franklin Howland, at which will
also" be 'shewn moving pictures which
will ; show tbe - application of. elec-
trll.lt V n ka Panama P.n.l
"I took a bottle full of wine out of
the big jar, but tbe big jar smi' the
quart pottle appear to have more; jwlne
Is nnw tlian kanra tka nli tiul it
and arrested me," said Ramon Kftriios,
a Porte Klcan, who was tried yesterday
morning in Judge Asb ford's court for
selling liquor without a license., . The
judge, attorneys and jury veHre quite
amqsed but this attempt ta discredit
the linunr linnu ilninIuM Mr;k.
- -j - ..... - - ... ijnn , ' ' . u
out avail for the jury promptly' found
Kanios guilty and be was seuteneed to
four months' imprisonment, -"'i . 1 '
: Ramus was arrested at Watertown t'
few months ago, License Inspector Hut-
ton and assistants aVnklnir the arrest
iDruuirn ma Kin nr an nrnrnmp -nnmncj
Hilverino, who paid twenty-live cents to
Kuroos. ,The latter attempted to prove
that this quarter was payment ou ae
count of money ireviously losye.1 to
Silverino, but he .enuld not uiuk it
plnin why he had thrown the quurter
away when the police arrived.
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