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Kuhio For Prohibition
THE ADVERTISER ha received information
throwing an entirely new light upon the re
,cent cabled request by -Kuhio to the senators and
'.representiv back of Hawaiian prohibition leg
. illation' thak this be held up pending his return to
the Capital.
. The inference drawn from Kuhio' s reply, in the
failure of the Delegate to take anyone into his
-confidence and in the knowledge of his previous
' advocacy of "home rule" was that he would op
pose any prohibition measure which did not pro
vide for a preliminary plebiscite by territorial
'voters. Such inference, we now know, was en
tirely wrong.
Kuhio has, radically altered his views regarding
;., the necessity of strict, federal prohibition for the
: Islands and is today on his way to Washington to
urge that congress pass a bone dry act and make
. ft immediately effective. He is opposed now to
. any suggestion of referring the matter to the local
' voters, either as a preliminary to the enforcement
' of prohibition or as a later condition of its con
tinuance. This new position of the Delegate brings him
squarely on the side of The Advertiser in the
' . matter of prohibition and 'makes it practically a
. certainty that there will be strict,' federal prohibi
tion in force in these Islands within a few months.
, " That we feel a satisfaction over the conversion of
v the Delegate is to put it mildly. It is likewise
. great gratification to know that when Kuhio asked
to have pending legislation deferred until his ar-
' rival in Washington it was that he might be able
to secure a law stricter in its terms than that pro
- posed and with all suggestion of a referendum
Bridging the Atlantic
'4TRinGE the Atlantic with ships" was a
mJ mc-.ige recently brought to the National
Press C'luli at Washington from (ieueral Per
- ;J . shing.
"Dark days must be expected from the subma
; rine campaign but we may expect to see the death
'v of the menace by August or perhaps sooner," the
' British people were told by their first sea lord,
.": These, combined with the expressed determina
tion of the administration to take coastwise ship-
ping from the Pacific and the Atlantic and to cut
down imports fifty percent so that more ships
,' . Would be available for troop shipments, can only
V pressage the departure from the United States
,' for Europe of the rest of the American contingent.
; The big movement u soon to start
Quietly and unostentatiously' and with a suc
cess in evading the enemy which ha been' little
' short oY marvelous, American forces have been
, teadily moving across the Atlantic, They have
- - gone into training camps and have passed on out
. of those camps to the front. Meantime our Na
tional army has been undergoing its preliminary
.training. It is evident these men are now. ready
for their further training in Europe and-then to
. enter the! fray. The camps they occupy here will
soon be needed for the next selective contingent
.) for the National Army to be drawn in the second
draft. The time for departure is at hand.
The movement of this great army across the
"Atlantic is sure to mean self denial for the non
. combatants. Not only will deprivations have to
A, J borne by the people of this country, the people
: Of our Allies, especially the British will be sub-
ejected to similar deprivations. The British public
v ' has been told of this, brought to expect it, urged
to raise larger food supplies to meet the emer
. ,' gency. It will mean shorter supplies for them.
: s VVith us it means chiefly the denial of luxuries
' ' - and of non-essentials. They may actually suffer.
we shall jexperience some discomfort, little in
v comparison to what ur Allies will feel.
" These troop movements will require not only
fhips for transport but all available naval vessels
or convoys in order that so far as possible dis
asters similar to that of the fTuscania may be
' I avoided. It, will take the greatest care, the utmost
'. precaution to move this vast body of men, with
any degree of safety and not always;-in -case of
accidents and attacks can it be hoped that there
'-would be such large lists of saved as has been
'the fortunate phase of the sinking of the trans
port, ller in Hawaii our condition is not so bad.
Arrangements can be made tor the use of the
', transpacific liners to carry our passengers. There
. ; js no reason why this should not be done and why
'the Islands should not in this way have a larger
' -passenger serving shipping titan ever before.
; '.' There can be no reason why, especially at this
' . ftime our passengers should he forced to travel in
.vessels of American registry. Such vessels are
more necessary for the movement, of troops than
passengers. I
'-' ', Slow ships can iiuac cur sugar, slow ships can
J 'i' bring such freight is absolutely essential to
'-our needs but the residents of Hawaii nei may
' well prepare immediately to do without many
', things whii'h they now think they require and to
Tlhe use of which they have long been accustomed.
' I 1 '(
j,V Those officers who escaped from' the Tuscaia
1ut lost their kits and equipment will be men for
the Huns to reckoti with When army boots cost
, the officers thirty dollars or more a pair anil other
equipment in proportion, the thought will long
v. j ankle in the minds of tho-e officers and they have
' each personal grievance to settle with the Cer-
' nan government.
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FEBRUARY 121911.
We say "chief
m ADvnrcu's sea weekly
The Week In the War
ABSENCE of strong and concerted offensives
by any of the belligerents on any of the Eu
ropean fronts is noticeable in the news of the week.
The nearest approach to any movements of 'such
character has been by the 'crown' prince who is
reported to have launched seven' fierce, attacks in
Lis many days against the French in the Verdun
sector. His efforts have been fruitless and the
losses his force sustained are" safd to have been
great. In the whole conduct "of the war it is
doubtful if there can be found a commander in
any of the armies who hi$pajlso Tittle heed to
the cost in man power of his attacks as has the
crown prince. In the fighting along Chemin des
Dames this was much in evidence but those at
tacks, as were those reported last week in the
Verdun sector, ace but evidences of the little heed
which he pays to the cost in- lives once he is set
upon the determination to take an objective. Yet
with all his great expenditure of flesh and blood
r perhaps because of them he has been time
after time, in the end, compelled to fall back and
to give ground.
Artillery engagements, minor raids, upon
trenches and more especially aerial attacks have
gone largely to make up the war news of the
week. On the Italian front the position of the
Italians and their Allies appears to have been
somewhat strengthened but, in comparison with
the fighting of a few short weeks ago in that
theater, there is at present a lull in activities.
So also on the Western front. There was the
one exception of the fruitlesa efforts of the crown
prince. The Allies are, from all reports, success
fully, holding their own and the ' long . expected
great 'offensive pf the Germans is still in abeyance.
Slowly but' surely, more and more each day, is
the opportunity for thetriking of a decisive blow
slipping away. , ,
In submarine warfare the reports of the pre
ceding weeks' losses held much of encouragement
for the Allies. All of the Allied merchant losses
for the week were far below those of the British
aione in the earlier days of unrestricted or ruth
less submarine warfare. For the month of Janu
ary the disparancy is even more noticeable. At
the same time the Allies are warned to look for
darker days while the movement of American
troops are On as itvill be impossible to furnish
the .same protection to th merchant shipping
that Kas been recently furnished.
One feature of the news of the week is the
greater importance attached to the information
which ha$ been given out of the activities of the
American contingent'.' ' Either there are now
enough Americans in that sector of the West
Front to makt.'their presence rf vastly more im
portance or else there is to be found indications
of a new and entirely different policy on the part
of the war department, a policy of giving to the
public more Information as to what their boys are
doing over there. Perhaps it is both. In any
event there his been no week since the. entry of
the United States in the war when so much space
has been given to actual military activities of the
forces of the United States.
As to the progress of peace negotiations be
tween the Central Powers and the various Rus
sian factions or' countries and Rumanians also it
l as become evident that the Central Powers have
had all the use from their Bofsheviki catspaws
which they ne4 and recognize the futility of
peace negotiations with such an uncertain quan
tity. They now appear turning to the Ukrainians
and the Rumanians and'to be quite willing to en
courage then against the Bolsheviki, thrown into
ihe scrap heap. Indeed Berlin announces the
Mgning- of a treaty with a delegation from the
Ukraine. Undoubtedly the first desire of the
Central Powers' is to make a separate peace with
a section of Europe from which they candraw
supplies. They could gain much more from the
Ukraine than from. Petrograd. At the same time
so long as the Slavs are kept fighting among
themselves it removes for "the Central Powers
the necessity of waging war upon them or fear
ing hostilities from them and leaves them free to
use their armies elsewhere. This is only second
in importance to their pressing dnd crying need
of food.
. ..
The Judicial Nominations
NOTHING but satisfaction has been heard ex
pressed regarding the judicial promotions
for Hawaii announced yesterday by the President.
The elevation of Associate Justice Coke to the
position of chief justice gratifies his large circles
of friends and satisfies the rest of the community,
and the same may truthfully, be said of the eleva
tion of Circuit Judge Kemp to the supreme bench
to succeed Chief Justice, Coke as associate justice.
justice", as we are quite confident
iliat the nomination will be speedily confirmed by
the senate. '
Honolulu 1 will welcome back Judge F.dings,
whom this city lent to Mani some years ago and
w ho. tn presiding over the second circuit, has
made good as a jurist in a way that has gratified
eery one of bis many friends on Oahu. Maui will
lie loath to part with Judge F.dings. That we
already have reason to know.
)f L 1 L. Burr, nominated to succeed Judge
F.dings on Maui, there appears to be little locally
known Mr. Burr may be of excellent judicial
mateiial. For Maui sake we hope so.
-f-' ' 1 1
R. W. Brack InSTi: if .1t miit in the
kfclrcnit court phlaf f. ?. Ahi to rr-
eovtr txv lljfBl t kavf beea loaned
OS H prom Iwry not.
Kiltapapt filnjuU kv inrhKt
2000Srortfc i4 jwkr Mvlag tmpin(
bhvo order '41&0& worth more tor
le to the Member of the leper col
- A petition Is voluntary bankruptcy
w lied in federal eouft TenteTday by
Charlen A. Burpaee of Hilo. Hi a
aeta are tlOO and he Uita liabilities of
.tamea Maklaneyy a Honolulu boy
o in with the. Thirtieth Knineem in
the Btatea, ia reported to be In (rood
health again, after a aevere rold whirh
threatened, to tura; into an attark of
.lne Pia. eharged with importing
roraine Into Honolulu, waa placed on
der bond of (MO for hi( appearance in
federal ronrt ia anawer to the charije
yesterday. He ia aa engineer on the
R. 8. Preaident.
Miaa Elinor True, of Ban Franciaeo.
gave a number of apecial danrea last
evening at the home of Mr. and Mra.
Knodaen, oa Kanai. Misa True waa
aceompanied to the island by her aia
ter, Misa Dorothy True.
With the raeea which are being ship
ped to the mainland on their way to
France todav, Honolulu haa forwarded
seventy-live easea of surgical dreaaings
and hospital supplies since January 1.
The raaea came from Oahu, Maui, and
Articles of asaoclation have been
filed bv the Schooner I.uka Company,
Ltd. the capital stock is (6000 and
privilege Is reserved to increase this
to 100,000. The officers a--e: K. Mat
aomoto, V. Fukamaehi, K. Oti, H. Fuji
kawa and Matauyocbi.
1 The total number of national guards
9 . . - i (, a . i :,, t
men ig ne registered on iranu win ir
750, according to figures given by
Major Will Wayne pf tha adjutant
general 's office.' The total strength of
the First Battalion, fWond Regiment,
Island or Hawaii, ia 43K.
Alfred W. Carter haa file-bin the cir
cuit court a petitlou 'asking to be al
lowed to resign a a trustee of the
Charlea. B, -Bishop - Estate, which waa
established on Aujust 1, 1805. Mr.
Carter recently, resigned aa a trustee
of the Bern ice P. Bishop Estate.
Tn Local Exemption Board No. 2,
Chairman George Renton haa figured
that 18.H percent of the draft regis
trants classified in hia district have
been placed in Class IA. He has also
figured .18.1 percent have been classi
fied aa rraident aliena claiming ex
emption. A charge of receiving stolen goods,
a gold watch, was nolle pressed
against Israel Fine, a, Hebrew, yester
day morning in the district court. It
is said that the phief witness of the
prosecution, a boy, ia now on Hawaii,
and it waa not believed to be worth
while to go to the expense of bringing
him back to testify in the ease.
Robert Rosallea who was eoavleted
in police eourt on ' charge of taking
part on June 28 of last year in a gam
bling game, failed to appear yesterday
Ja tha eirtnlt tortrt 4 "which ha had
appealed the ease titer ad been
fined $23, and his bond waa ordered for
raited and a warrant for hia arrest was
.. H. E. Beasley, who waa arrested and
fni4 23 in police eourt on a charge
of, raekless driving, asked for a con
tiansnee of the hearing of an appeal
ho had taken to the circuit eourt when
the ease waa caHed aad tha ease1 will
go to trial early next week. It la al-
Idfged that Beasley drove his ear In a
.jaanner cuuiftrj w jaw uu Avmg
Street on December 21.
"Princess" Theresa Wileox Belli
veao appeared in Judge Heen 'a court
yesterday to answer to an indictment
brought against her by the territorial
grand jury charging forgery in eonnee
tion -with the execution of a document
purporting to be tha laat will and
testament of the late Queen Liliuoka
Uni. She pleaded not guilty. The case
waa continued to be set for trial later.
HILO, February 8 Here to boost
for a "dry" Hawaii, 'John C. Lane,
former mayor of Honolulu and vice
president of the Puuhonua o na Hawaii,-or
the Hawaiian Protective Ho
eietr, of which Kuhio is the president,
spoke to a large crowd in the Haili
Church laat night, says the Hawaii
Herald of February 8. He was intro
dueed. by the pastor Rv. Stephen
"What is the chief reason for this
tremendous loasf I believe, Prince Ku
hlo belivea, all who have studied the
matter believe, that it is liquor. There
have been other causes perhaps, but
that ia the chief eause. Let as there
fore get together and hold up the
hands of the ra.cn and women who are
fighting this enemy of our raee.
'When the Prince gets to Washing
ton he intends to present to eon
gresa a petition aigned by 1400 men
f Hawaiian blood, asking that liquor
be banished for air time from tbeai
Inlands. We hone that congress will
So thin. Those of ua in Hawaii most,
Owever, keep up tha fight until we
have won."
Mr. Lane intends 'to look over aome
land he has near Kukaiau, and will
leave this citv on Friday, coin if to
Honolulu. From there he will con
tinue bis campaign in Kanui, and after
leaving the Garden Island, will go to
(VableU). Druggists refund money it
it fuilr to cure. The signature of
K. W. GROVE ia en each box. Man
iUV tured by the PARIS MUD1CIN8
CO., St. Lo-.ie, U. 6. A.
L. W. De t la Norton, of tha Volcaae
Research Association, left for the Vol
cano of Kilnuen yesterday afternoon.
Dr. .t. 8. B. Pratt, of the board of
health returned home from the Big
Island in the Mauna Kea yesterday
Mrs. W. M. 8. Lindsay, of Walmea,
Hawaii, is recovering nicely at the
Oueen 's Hospital after a minor opera
tion. Former Governor Oeorge R. Carter
will leave today on a flying trip to
Kan Francisco, where Mra. Carter will
join him and return with him.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Robinson
of Wailuku, Maui, are in the city visit
ing their daghter, Misa Eva Robinson,
clerk In Judge William H. Heen 's
division of the circuit eourt.
J. B. Light foot, junior member of the
lew firm, Lightfoot Lightfoot, was
stricken with an attack of appendi
citis in eourt yesterday. It waa not
determined yesterday whether an op
eration would be performed.
John Dohortr, engineer at the Facifl
Ouano 4b Fertilizer Company, was suc
cessfully operated on by Dr. Blodgetl
at the Queen 'a Hospital yesterday. He
was reported yesterday aa doing nicely.
One of the visitors in the city is J.
V. Binning, business manager of the
Hilo Post-Herald, who arrived from
Hawaii yesterday morning. Binning
expects to return to the Big laland
next Wednesday.
Prof. T. A. Jaggar, the Kilauea Vol
eano scientist has returned from Kau
ai, where he gaVe a lecture on the ad
vaneement of volcanic science. This
was delivered at the home of Mr. and
Mra. T. A. Brandt, of Walmea.
1 W. de Via Norton of the Hawa
iian Volcaano Research, Association, is
goin over to the Volcano of Kilauea
on today 'a steamer, and will be glad
to be of service to all visitors deair'
ing information concerning the vol
cano or tha Island of Hawaii. '' '
Ernest J. Martin, one of the Martin
Brothers of Tasmania, who, some years
ago, did a flourishing business in Hono
lulu, in Tasmanian aeaahell necklaces
is now on hia way to England aa a
lance corporal in the 9th' Company of
the 6th Tasmanian Battalion, Imperial
Australian Army.
M. O. Johnson, chemist of the United
(States Kxpefimeut statioa, is returning
from the mainland next week to con
tinue hia experiments in producing flour
from bananas, potatoes, and other vege
tables. He has been accepted for the
gas and flame corps but will not be
called into service for several months.
Former Governor George R. Carter
was a passenger in the steamer Presi
dent yesterday for the mainland, where
he expects to meet .Mrs. I arter, who 11
returning to this city. After spending
a day or so on the msinlsnd, Mr. and
Mrs. Carter will continue their journey
v. (.
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Man Refused Landing Here
Barred From Japan
Reveral weeka ago, R. H. Halaey, In
spector in charge of the T'nited Mates
immigration station, held up three Ru
manians traveling frbm Japan to Han
Francisco, and ordered them deported
to the Orient, but aent their eases on
to Washington for final disposition, his
decision being confirmed. The men
were turned back and sent to Japan.
The Tenyo Maru which arrived yes
terday brings the atorv that A. Feinx
lit, one of the deported Rumanians, on
arriving back in Yokohama in January,
waa refused landing there beeanse he
had no visible means of support. 'He
had booked passage only to Yokohama,
and at the time the Tenyo Maru sailed
from Japan the police authorities there
were awaiting instructions from Tokio.
Hv sir. MflilltH Kea. Feltrimry 1
KltOM HAWAII J. V Hriuluir. Mr. ami
Mm. II. T. Wwt. Miss Nell llrailley. Mr.
and Mrn. .1. H. Stewart, ill'. hikI Mr. A.
I. Butler. Mrx. A. I. Ky&iih, It. 'opphutcr.
T. K. Rnlilnmm. W. W. 'hamlierlalu. Mr.
and Mt-M. .1. M. roi-rle. Mr ant Mi-h. Uoiirke.
MIhh Hourke. Peter l.ee. M. M'-.llmn. Mra.
Park. Mrs. M. A. AM. Mr. K. Punku. ft.
Kawasaki. I.. K. Alii. N. Kauliniie. A
Houaa, Mr. anil Mi-h. F. It. Maxwell. Dr. J.
H. H Pratt. It ('. I.uni'ln Mr and Mra.
J. A. BlatMlell. Dr. J '. Iterrr, Mr. slid
Mra. Knit', rhlvn IhIiIiIh. Muster Walxiu.
Mlae M. T. Kelly. Nuyliu. f K. ltraiis-
clielil, Mr. nnil Mrs A. l Smith. I. mil
Oujf. . Van llliitf- I.e l.eontt I.11111, Mrx.
II. W. lllikaril. Mrx (' (' Itaiieas. . V.
Vanatta. W. W. Cinlksliank, Mrs. W. M.
Peterson anil three i-hlhlren. Sam Kaluna.
raptajn nml Mrt. J. i Oreen. A. Calderlu.
Miss t'alili-rla. .1 P Herri-. Mr. anil Mra.
T. Oblio. W. M. M.-tJiiHlil. Mr and Mra.
w. u. Westnii. K. lukiiriiut. Mrs U. liar
uaril. Mrs W II. liuulil. W. A. White.
FROM MAI I W. o. Smith. Paul l.aila
Mlaa F. 11 rush Marry Oesucr. Or. W. K.
KIiik. Oeorge Kuan. K. 1.. In. Taira. J.
V. Sllra. Diaries lllte. O II Wolf. W. A.
Wall. M. ). MiHisarrat. Oeorjcc K. Wrtyht.
Jl. K. New Ion. It. A Ortiihiniihil. A. K.
Anna. ('. II. Olium. A. IVrrv, H. M. Kaim
kauul. Arthur (i Smith. II A. Kearns. II.
Oiulnl. Ikehai'u. Mi-h. I-'. HlraHhliiia. Mra,
John Keau anil rhllri. M. II. Oruimniinit.
W. Wtlliumanii. Dr. anil Mrs. .l..e, J. V.
I'atlH-art. F. H. Parish. A. It Souaa. Mr.
A. II. Sahr. II I) Cnrtx. II W. I lilttan.
Ry str. l.urllne fruin San l-'mnrtaen,
Keliruar.y lit I. T. Ayera. O. W. Balaer.
Mrs. Stephen II. Ili-own. A. .1. I'aiuarn. I'.
1. Carlln. J. K. t'hllil CliHilvn II. ( Until,
W. W. Kil arils. F. K. F rules. Juiwh A.
Oll.b, Mra. .lames A. tillili. J It. (Iravea.
Mra. J It. Oraves. .1. A linslafson, Wll
Ham llaiitn. Miss R, 1 1..I I l.lu T . Mra. K.
Iliilllilnv. Frank lluriiliiu. TIhmiuih Iluehes.
Mr. Kreky. Mrs. Krenky. Mrs Marxaret
Kyle. Frad Klaaa, Sliluey l.entll, lira.
Slilney l.epn.ltl. A. W. Perry, William O.
ItellltH'ke. Mra. T (i. Srnlt. Mrs. I.illluu
Slniijson. II Spikes. Mra lwla II. Stew
art. I.ewU Stewart. Willis Stewart, Mrs.
W. B. Trnwlirlilse, Itolwrt Wnllallale. Mrs
Itol.ert WaUiilale, II. M Weir. Joseph
Willie. Master Jimeph Willie. Willlain Wll
He, Mrs. William Willie, Oeiii'K Willie,
A. M Wilxht.
By str. President fur Kau Franilo.
Keliruarj n Alhert ('. All rues, I'barlea H.
Illdwelt. It A. Ilelser, I'aptalu It J. liarr,
Mra. ;. ik A. Heluyeir, Ovorxe It. I 'arter,
Mra. Fliirenie I lirlstlnn uud two t-hllilrau,
Misa I.. It I'lurk. I.leul. K. Oiiln, Mlaa
Peail Hulls. I'liHrles S. Desky, H. Unwue,
Mra. Laura II. (Hum. Mra. W. O raves. L.
A. Hunt. Charles lleeutinan. J. K Hoffman,
(leorne B Ileuderaon. Hhrry Hull. It. J.
Kerr, A O l.ewlson n. N l.alliheth. Mra.
Oeorae I.. Mapea, J II. Norlon. Mra. J. II.
Nnrtou. II. Neumaii. Miss .. Hreil, Oswald
A. Steveu, Wllllaiu Weatfall.
More Drastic Regulations and
Federal Licenses For Fishing
Boats Among Plans Announced
More drastic food restrictions, fed
era! licensee for fishing boats, forbid
ding the sale of hens and pullets, and
stricter enforcement of rules for gen
eral food conservation were among the
matter touched upon yesterday by J.
r. Chun, rood administrator for Ha
waii upou hia return from Washing
ton where he attended a conference of
those directing conservation in the
arious mates and territories.
At the conference. Mr. Child said.
he was able to show by records that
were available at Washinuton itiat
what the Territory haa been doing
along food conservation lines. Theae
records show, be aaid, that imports of
foodstuffs in Hawaii in 1917 dropped
approximately ten percent. -
System Sueoeeda
The present system of the. "oluntarv
conservation of food in homes gener
ally, he aaid, ia working satisfactorily
and no change in methods is now con
templated. 1'eopie are observing meat
less and wfceatlcas days in the Islands
with no other preaaure than the aimple
appeal to their patriotism, he said, and
the results have been satisfactory. He
tnl not believe there would he nny
laxity, but added t lint , should the oc
casion arise, the food administration
haa ample power to enforce any dras
tic regulations that might be required.
,tThe food administrator would not
iay that changes about to be intro
dred in connection with Hshinu boat 1
and the marketing of flah would have
any decided effect on prices. The sys
tem of licenaing boats, however, he
aaid, would broaden hia powers and ef
fect a greater control of the industry
that he has bad hitherto.
Studies. Conditions
While on the mainland, Mr. Child
said, he made a particular study of
fish marketing in various large centers,
like San Francisco, Chicago and New
York. ,
"Honolulu in the matter of fish mar
keting and - fish prices," he declared,
"is really lucky."
He said that in the 'vnrinjis main
land centers he encountered exactly
the same problem that Honolulu ia fac
ing, with the difference that mainland
conditions were far worae than they
are here. In this connection he stated
that he had ascertained that llonnlii
lu's per capita 11 ah consumption is far
above those of mainland rentera.
Mr. Child's statement in regard to
conditions here being worse than else
where is at variance with information
gained by aome others who have made
a study of local and mainland condi
tions. Sell By Pound
In connection with fish prirea here
Child said that a change that is going
to be placed in effect by the food ad
ministration ia that hereafter fish must
be sold by the pound and not by the
Hah, as haa been done commonly in
the past. .?,- .j t-s, r 1 .iWwMJoa.'4;
- What changes in prices might-be ef
fected the food administrator was un
willing to say beyond stating that any
profiteering or taking advantage of
war conditions would meet sharp check.
Honolulu is to some eitent affected
by the poultry order which was reeeiv
ed from Washington by the food ad
miniatrator yesterday. This order for
bids the plaagbter ami sale of pullets
and hens for a period of a year. The
order, it is thought, ia an outcome of a
condition which arose when the price
of grain and feed for chickens began
to soar.
Ponltrymen found their profits van
iah with the riaing prices of chicken
feed with the result that they aban
doned keeping chickens in many pluses
and aold them on the market. I'nder
the new order, the sale of pullets and
hens is, to be stopped for the period of
s year.
It is ten miles tn I'epeekeo, nml the
police wagon made the run out there in
nearly ten minutes yesterday, repotts
the Hilo Tribune of Thiirsduy. The cull
was au urgent one, for somebody with
a taste for detective work had tele
phoned in to police headquarters that a
big gambling game, and a dead sure
thing at that, was on tap at a ramp on
the Peeekeo sugar eatate. Jjieorga
Richardson, chief of detectives, caught
the call and within two minutes he and
eight sleuths were speeding toward I'e
peekeo. The police car made record time to
the outskirts of tlie camp. Then 11 hult
aas called ami the sleuths left on a cau
tious advance whieli would eventually
bring them within striking diatance of
the house in which the gambling was
going on. All went well, aa the look
outa were evidently asleep. The police,
acting under orders of their com
mander, Ht last charged the dwelling.
There was one hurried scuffle, one
acared yell and a cry of "cops," or
rather the Filipino equivalent for it.
Then the sleuths, having gained uilniit
tance to the gilded halls of vice, 11111. le
u dash for the "evidence," which
usually reposes 011 a tulile around which
the nunibleia congregate.
The first man to reach the table win
Detective Neigeunt George Tin ker, and
he threw out his hands to cover the
"evidence." It was then he got tin
shock of Ilia life, for there, stretched
upon the table was the body of 11 Fili
pino. The lima had died that tuuiiiin
and it was a wake that was bring held,
not a fiesta. The only loser in the
house didn't aqueal.
Chief Richardson is now working on
a system to record voices, not thumb
prints. He wants the mun who sent in
that telephone nieasuge.
After Conference .With Officials
of War Department Is Confi
, (tent 6f Stipcess
Local Liquor House Reads Hand
writing on the Wall and Pre
pares To Get Rid of Stock
WASHINGTON, rebmary aft
(Special to The Advertiser) Mc
Clellan, after farther conferences
with official of te wax depart
ment, la confident, for the first time,
that prohibition, tor Hawaii will
Confidence that the power of King
Alcohol ia to be quickly shaken from
the Territory of Hawaii ia increased
by the above telegram which The Ad
vertiser received yeaterday from its
special correspondent in Washington.
viith the introduction of a "bone dry
bill' in the senate and with the as
surance of the- position which the Dele
gate will take on his arrival at the na
tional capital, the possibility of pro
hibition for Hawaii by congressional
legislation grew to a probability and a
practical certainty. The message from
the correspondent of The Advertiaer
indicatea the Territory may not have
to await the passage of the pending
bill but may yet secure prohibition by
proclamation. I Ins could lie follow
ed by federal prohibition by legisla
(Korge McK. McClellan, representing
the chamber of commerce at Washing
ton, has been working assiduously to
secure favorable action upon the re
quest of the chamber, the Ad Club and
other organizations, for prohibition
for Uahu during the continuauce of the
war and aa a war measure. Hopes of
such action have bad cold water thrown
upon them by the reports of adverse
opinions by the attorney general and by
Oenernl Crowder ns to the right of the
President to take such action. The
message from Mr. Wlnlker makes it
appear that presidential action may
still be possible nml the proclamation
may yet issue.
In Honolulu sins nre not wanting
Hint the approach of prohibition is
recognised even by its opponents. One
of the large wholesale liquor houses baa
within the past few days notified ita
regular customers of sweeping reduc
tions in the price of nearly all of its
"wet goods" for a thirty day period.
It ia said by this concern that the
mnnev arising from the increaaad aales,
which it is expected these reductions
will bring, is needed to meet large
payments of taxes. It is surmised that
to reduce stock before prohibition
eomes may have snnch. to da with the
great reduction in prfces.
The house mentioned is offering aome
big cuts from the recent high prices
and these nffect home brewed beers as
well as other bramla, wines and heavier
liquors. The reductions range, it ia
said, from twenty to thirty three per
Seven shots fired at an unidentified
soldier who was making his esca-TTe from
aireat in an automobile which he had
quickly appropriated while an officer
wrs taking hia companion to a police
call box following a chaae of aeveral
miles through WnikikL, Kapiolani Park
and into Kaimuki, between one and
two o'clock Snturdny morning, cauaed
a report to be aent to the police atation
that civilians and aoldiera in two auto
mobiles were hnvittg a pistol fight on
the Wtoialne Koud.
The first call came to the police when
an nutiimobile with two unidentified
civilians overtook the police patrol aa
it was returning from a call on K-ala-kann
Avenue and reported the pistol
firing between the two uutomubiles in
the Waialae district.
As none of the officers in the patrol
wagon was armed with revolvers and
they had a prisoner besides they decid
ed it was wiser tn report ut the station
before investigating.
After arrival at the station the wagon
was loaded with the emergency squad,
all well armed and atarted in pursuit
of the supposed automobile gunmen.
On reaching the corner of Waialae
and Kapahulu Roads 8. K. Ferrera,
one of the motorcycle officers, reported
that he did the shooting in an attempt
to capture a soldier whom he had been
chasing in order to arrest for speed
ing. The soldier, he said, hud made his
escape in the bushes back of the Chin
ese store at that locution, after he had
fired one more shot lit him. A search
waa made of the neighborhood but the
elusive soldier could not be discovered.
As the soldier with the Overland
passed Heine's Tavern Officer Ferrera
recognized it us the same one, which
Hrancn hud sturrVd in pursuit of a few
minutes before. Commandeering an
other automobile. Ferrera atarted after
the fleeing soldier, chusing him through
Kapiiduni I'nrk and to the corner of
HVuiliio and Kapahulu Itonda, meantime
but never registering a bit. His sev
enth shot was fired lifter the aolilier
jumped from the still running car and
i-11 1 .1 1 1 in the bushes back of the
Chinese store.
1 liiinibei lain 'a Cough Keinedv has
been curing roughs mid colds for tho
past forty veins uuil has gained in po
pularity every year. What better roc
uinmeuilatioii ia required f h'or sale by
all dealers, Benson, Hmith & Co., litd.,
agents for Hawaii. Advt.
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