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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, April 16, 1918, Image 7

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conditio mum ovsr sr Japan
rsatdauts la tfe IsUndH It is ths
big afaoruds Of . s
ApMii Government restrict
ed exporting quantities f tier
AIM transpacUU boats ara ot
' abte carry so much rica. t
pmnl attaatioa. By tfcaaa two
macfta ; rlcs . cam to abort
W m flying 99M per bad, but
local anarcnarrt cm not supply
nought foe cnotomers nsed.
I ask Investigation of TT. 8.
Aotharltla for this serious con
ditio u boob u poribU.
. Thera an thro aak breweries
9 Honolulu, 1 Hlio) in Territory,
and ikty aro continuing to con
wans big amount of riot to mak
Mkf daily - yet! notwithstanding
Oaha goao to "DRY" by tit
Troatdssit Order. Tor a rMcubig
wayof Japan lives I wish to
tMbilt aslng Moo for sake aoon
by Authority.
to ? r r
Although two reduction! in the price
or rto have' Iree Secured through the
publieity recently given to rice price
it il itlll too hih, ii the amertion of
W. II- Roogi Hr., of the food commimiioa.
Ilawallkn grown rice ht eold higher
than the Japanese Import, dmpite the
hijh freight rate from the Orient, i
a aurprising development from the in:
veatigatioDt he is making. There are
supplies of rice In stornge over at
Kailua, some of which have been there
since last November, awaiting an im
provement of the roads to permit trans
portation. There are also stocks of po
tafoes and corn there, held np Cot the
same reason, and Honolulnn pay more
because of their absence from the
How the price of rice has been
brought down is shown by a bill of
good eohj on April 1 when a sack of
Hawaiian rice sold for $N.i!5 and ii
sack of Japanese for (8. Yesterday
rice sold at from $7.40 to $7.60 A tuck.
Why the Hawaiiae flee Bold for twenty
Jive cents. n)or.e than, the 'imported Mr.
lloogi does not khow, but it did.
Figaros Ax Secured
To show that he price of rice U
too high the food commissioner ban
Secured three sets of figures. One of
these was furnished by A. Oartenben;,
wbo for BMiny year sold the greater
part of the export rice.
kr. Oartenberg figures on 2(HKI
pounds of paddy delivered at mill in
Honolulu at Ti maximum of 3 ei-ntH
a pound, aay oa aa average tA5. Louse
in milling, one third, ttOti 2 :t pound.
leaving 1333 2 S pounds of clean ri-o
that have cost four and seven eighths
eents a,t pound- or WWA to
the hundred pound sack. To th't
ia . added ehhrgeo aceordiig to fig
ures submitted by I.. Ah Leung of
Kailua, as followe: Milling fifteen
cents, bag twenty five cents, cartage t
Customer three eents, insurance two
eats, loss by rats fourteen cents, i'i
all fifty nine cents, which brings rout
of production up to 15.40 centH and,
allowing oae dollar a sack profit, makes
the selling price to the wholcNuler
' Other figures were furnished by W.
L. Hopper, recognised authority on
rice, whose father long conducted th
only rice mill here. He said it takei
150 pounds ef paddy rice to make l'Hi
pounds of clean. At three mid a half
cents a pound delivered the coxt 'it
Honolulu iii3.26. Add 1.L'5 profit n- l
the selltag price is (1.60.
Stitimato of Orover
U Ah Leong, rice grower of Kailun
goe the following figures: Cost of
raising rice on land .Y5A a hundred
pouuda net, cost of hauling thirty-one
cents, milling fifteen eents, bug twenty
five eents, delivery to customer three
cents, ions rn weight, rata ami interest
fourteen eents, insurunce two cents,
bringing tests to SIH0. To this he
adied a profit of seventy five rents i
aark of one hundred pounds, making
selling prion )7. )4-
Averaging these prices, $0.464, tn.V)
sod $7.15 the selling price should In-,
Mr. Hoogs says, $A.70, which is the
cost to the retailer. Present prices,
compared with such costs show a prollt
being charged of seventy to eighty
eents a s-.ck. more than ten percent.
Bad Roads Slanted
To account for shortage of rice and
other vegetables, with consequent in
creases in prices, Mr. Hoogs blames the
bad roads on the other side of the
Island. His Investigations have devel
oped the fact that there is paddy rio
at Kailua and Vicinity in considerable 1
quantities and some of it has been
awaiting transportation since lost No
vemher. Bad roads have held it there.
Were the roads good there would be
an ample supply of rice.
What is true of rice is true of pot i
toes and other vegetables and were
there food roads there would be an
ample. supply of rice and vegetables nt
- lower prices for. the poor' people who
cannot pay the prices that now pr
vail. He, therefore, blames the people
of Honolulu for present high prices )e
cause of their prolonged neglect of the
road question for tout section of Oahu.
'The eity and county should put and
keep this road In good repair," he
says, "so thttt we can get the rice and
vegetables to Honolulu St a if seasons,
I understand there la a large deposit
of coral right alongside the road wny
So that cost of road making material
would be almost nothing, labor and
cartage would thus bs the only expense,
If the property owners out there were
-f. i i r mum in nr nil i ii a j.
j- .iM in uiim; m hi n LL iiuu m
p i ii; v iiiiii ii nr i 1 1 vyr i
4&i? lU5TA8Us;i:
i tisFhlfct situs, fi t v
ay ,, I . , 1 1 . - , Cb
iiHn in nr i-Til 1 1 H
approached I am sure they would k0
kua with men and teams.
Bice Waits Roads
"At the present time there aro 4600
pounds of paddy rice stored there,
waiting for the weather to hnprovo and
the roads to dry out and become pa
rable. Thee nre also potatoes, corn
and vegetables thnt It is Impossible to
move because there are no roads.
"Honolulan nre thus paying the
price of bad ronds directly because of
the higher price? for the food which
they consume. ' '
ney, R. D. Mesd, John Clark and Dr.
w. s. a.
"At the Front"
Alfred W. Bush is a nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. A. K. Hupkina and was
brought up by them. He graduated
from McKinley ill-h School in the
elans of '17 when eighteen yeara old
ami previously and after graduation
was an employe of Lewers k 'jpoks.
He Is' the first volanteer from -Vauwat
In the Twentieth Engineer Corps, For
entry Division, and left for the front
on December 10 of laat year together
with Oeorge D wight, Fadden Makio
ney and Chip Oilman on the same trans
port. From Angel Island, California,
they separated, Dwight and the others
t;oiug to their own training camps and
lio to Camp American University, Wah
ington, I). C. After a period of in
tensive training there and in the Vir
ginia forest tamps they were trans
ported over to France sometime in
February. Bnsh did not know of his
hnm Dwight 'a doath until a few days
before he left fdr France and was sn
informed from borne here.
The parents of Alfred Hush. Mr. nml
Mrs. W. M. Bush, reside at :il!:i.i Muu
Harrat Avenue, Waikiki.
w. a. a.
The total subscriptions to the thir.l
Liberty Loan in Hawaii renclieil U , 1 .fit.
tifiO for the first week of the drive an.l
'he certninty that Hawaii will HOrure
he special ring for districts which
oversubscribe their quota of the loiin
whs expressed yesterday afternoon by
Uniy Huttolph, secretary of the loan
A whirlwind campaign will Ih- inn. I
nil through the city to make up
$l,4tlO,Mr(l which is still required befor
the workers can rest in their efforts
This amount will be secured from the
city by small amounts through a house
to house canvass which will be in cliargt
inuiiily of the women of the city.
All but $209,800 of the total has been
-nibst rilied by Oahu alone" ami Mr. Hut
tolph expects that tomorrow's return
from the other islunds will lirin
sovoihI large donations which will pro
mote tint campaign considerably. It
was believed yesterday that the tiurei
could not be made public, but a cable
was received by L. Teniiey l'eck, tin
chairman, which cleared up this doubt
The total nhuibor on the list so far in
the entire Territory is 2'MW, which i
far in advance of the totals of the two
prc eding loans.
The bugle call appeared yesterday
noon as u means of announcing the
street Liberty Loan meeting to replace
the baud which has been in use. Hpccch
es in support of the loan will be made
every dav next week.
t-'HANt'K. March 30 Hemeant Major
, Charles I'. Taft. aun of former I'resi
dent William Howard Tuft, has been
I recommended through the regular mil
itary channels for a promotion to a
commissioned officer, rtcrgeant Major1
Taft, who. has been at the frout for
ome time, is said to have proved him
xe'f h ii efficient uon commissioned ofil
eer ami lo have qualifications fur a
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.One of Chief Bidden For Furnish
King of Suppliet Makes No' Tcfn-
cers wnen Bias were Lat
Opened By a QuarterThastef's
Bids for army Supplies are not being
received by the quartermaster's ie
partment here from H. Ilsckfeld
Company, is a report which has raeV
ed The Advertiser. It is said this
ruling has the sanction of army heads
and, as if in confirmation of the
rumors, appears the fact that when the
last bids for supplies ware opened by
the quartermaster's deportment thsre
were no bids from that firm although
it is usually one of the bidders whea
calls are sent out by the department
for bids on needed supplies. As' ene
of the main bidders it has alwavs.' ih
I the past, received the list of govern
mrm requirements lor wiucn orcein
were asked. The information given
The Advertiser comes from excellent
No Orders Issued
On the other hand it is said at the
quartermaster's headquarters that no
order not to do business with H. Hack
feld Company have been Issued al
though it is admitted that the depart
ment is "holding off" in dealings
"tth Hack feld Company nntil after
the meeting which is culled to be heltt
wn April ..u when a ucw directorate
to be chosen to meet the wishes of the
custodian of alien enemy property.
Under it present orfrnni.ulion, and
It will be the some way after reorgani
sation -until the enemy owned stock is
held, the earnings on such stock will,
after the war, go to Germans-and i
la assumed this fact has caused what
ever action the quartermaxter 's depart
ment has tsken.
- What the effect of the new legists
Uon on enemy property may be oi.
Haekfeld 4k Company may bs judged
from an article relating to the seizing
of enemy owned property which was
received by mail from the Associated
Press last night and which follows: '
Now that congress has unnoted a law
which provides that all the great Cer
man holdings of nronertv snd invest
ments ih the United Mates shall be
sold to the highest bidder, the alieb
property -custodian already invested
with probably the greatckt trust fund
in the world, will undertake the tnsk
of breaking up these outposts of Kul
ur whieh, in the yeara gone by have
ben nothing less than agencies of the
Qeftnan military s)nd diplomatic ays
': l'he same law authorized the Fresi
Hint-to -take title to the great Qermali
Steamship piers and wharves at Ho
boken, New Jersey. During the war
these will be used by the Army anil
Navy. What will become of them af
terward had not been entirely planned
But the auotion of German propert
interests and investments will put on
the- market lome of the "nest eggst
held in America by many prominent
German stateamen and even by the
(lerman Emperor. His holdings are
aid to be "gilt edge" and although
held in some cases througfi other pet
sons, they are sure to be uncovered b
the relentless search of the alieu prop
rty custodian.
Combatting every device to concea
'.ermau ownership in American con
-eras, probing into the facts regarding
every suspicious company, nciz.ni
wherever there ia evidence of an enein
ilien ownership, the value of stoek in
American corporations, so far tnkei
iver by A. Mitchell Palmer, the alien
property custodian, is enornuius.
3arris Largs Control
The powteaaMMi of the stock in tliesi
orporations curries with it the con
trol of large lumber companies, ce
msnt concerns, brewery establishments
chemical works, trust institutions am
manufacturing plants of all kinds. In
'II of these, the alien property cus
todian, having the majority of ta
dock, has placed a majority of direr
,ors to represent the government dur
.n the period of the war and so Inn)
ifterward as may be necessary.
More than fifty large companies
'anging in value aa high as $16)00)00
aah, are already under governnien'
'ontroi in this wsy, snd a heavy iti
crest in many other concerns ha
iceii taken over through the operation
if the nlien property custodian's office
I'lie purpose is lo- maintain and con
i ii ne the product and development oi
these corporations for the advance
ment of American Industries. Thor
nigh and permanent Amerteunir.atioi
of these Corporate industries is pro
nosed under the power of sule givei
,y the amendments to the wtgeut de
iciency appropriation act.
Inquiries coming into the alien cus
todian o trice from every direction iudi
rate that the exact scope of this ami
if the government, with its ramitica
ions tiot only throughout continents
I'nited States but into Hawaii, th
I'hilippines, VortO Hieo, the Virgin Isl
ands and elsewhere, is nut clearly uu
let-stood. It seems to be a bit pui.liii)
to many how aa American corporation
listing under the United Htutva Inw
mil doing business In the Unite
states, can be srixed by the alien prop
ity custodian as if the corporatioi
were au enemy alien. The custodiu
frequently announces that he has ap
pointed a board of directors of som
large lAmervcan corporation, despiti
the fuet that there seems to be no pro
vision in what is known as the "Trad
jug with the Knamy Act" which give
him any auoh suthority. This pro
codure, however, is simple, effectiv
and sltoisther rcyulsr.
The Trading with the Knemy Act
under which the office of the aliei
property custodian is created, require:
every corporation in the United State
to transmit to him a full list of it
stockholders who are known to be, oi
whom it has reasonable cause to be
llevs ts be, "enemies." When these
reports disclose thst a majority of the
corporation 's stoek M "enemy held,"
the euetodisn issues a demand un th
corporation, or on the person holding
the certificates for such stock in this
eOtmiryT t0 capse to le transferred .to
htm la his olticinl capacity all the en
en)y held stock. I'pon compliance, ths
listodlaa becomes the .holder of the
majority of the stock, with right
to ssk a representstion of the board
Of dure1 tori propnrtisnate to his hold
Inga, and through the installation of
the S government nominees tbs cor
porstion's affsir re conducted or su ;
r- ' ' " .... i-w. r, Mi-uh B
Stock Can Be Bold
I" All tbo right, title and Interest of
the- enemy in the stock so demanded
becomes vested in the custodian and
tae ardent OeHciemy law, through its
amendments which uere fought over in
congress, empower him to sell the
Stock. Being sold to American citizens.
this Will efTectmillv Americanise all
these corporations thnt heretofore have
been uerman controlled and the que
tion after the wnr. it is announced, will
relate to the distribution of the pro
feerm of the sale mid not to the re
stltution or distribution of the stock
The Trading ith the Enemy law
Was approved by President Wilson ()c
tober fl. It prohibits trading directly
or indirectly, in o'.v manner whatever.
With the enemy. In anticipation of
ths declaration of i-.nr, lust April 0, nnd
the passage uf this Inw, many of the
American rorporntions owned by Ger
mans triod to rnvcr up the situation
by adroitly selling the German-held
stock to American i-itir.ens taking pay
ment therefor in notes payable after
the war, or in HrJ. or at some other
liatant date, and Imldin the stock as
collateral to such mites. Another way
was to incorporate a German partner
hip in this country anil issue stock in
payment, which in turn would be sold
'iv the German agents to American
itizens for a noinin:il consideration, or
for a consideration represented in
iMig time, uon interest bearing notes
This was with the hidden purpose-of
Imply holding the German interest
free from,the operation of the Trading
vlth the Knemv Act until after the
war, when the property would be Te
to rod to the original Herman owners.
The corporation returns do not die'
lse upon their fnce tl.ip interest which
the enemy really has in them. If. the
ilnns resorted to were carried out
rlor to the declaration of war, It is
laimed they were lee; and cannot
now be assailed by the alien property
'iiatodian nnd the fnit that such acts
vers done In anticipation of the war
ledaration docs tint invalidate them
any more than the n-ts done in antici
nation of the passage of tariff laws sre
' nvnlld.
f'llstodlan Palmer, however, has Indl
ated his determination to make de
raand for corporate stock in which he
hns reason to believe the enemy really
is interested. In all cases up to today.
iccorHir to Mr. Palmer, the Amen
can citizens who in the first instance
may have taken stock with the inten
ion of holding it for their German
friends have, on second thought, ree
ignited that they should be American
citir.ens first., and that their indiv(d
ual interests should be secondary and
'hey have turned Over there stocks to
'he alien propertv custodian.
w. a. a
ffllH CASE Hi
Just what disposition has been mini
if the verdict in the case of Chaplnii
r'rsjia Feisler, chaplain -ef the rccuii,
..'uited States Infantry, at Fort Shut
r, who wus tried by- military "'ir
uartial last month, has not been lea i u
d by Department Haadquartcrs, aun
nobably no information will be tun.
.'or sometime.
While the verdict was probably trans
nit led by cable to Washington, yel
he entire case had to be reviewed hen
y the judge advocate of the llanaiiui
lopaitment, and then be forwardet
liroticji the proper official channels ti
.V'asliington. where it will have to aiin
c reviewed by the judge-advocate gen
ral of the army, and then be trans
uitted through proper channels to tin
President, the last reviewing authority
It is 'understood that the case mils
,e gone over by the officials to whon
t is refened, with a "fine toot1
oinb", an.l every bit of evideiic,
veighed and considered. As the trail
ript of t est iinony alone reached be
tween 4 00 nnd 500 long typewnttei
inges, the task aheud of the army of
iciiils is not a light one.
Meanwhile the status of Chaplaii
Feinler is the same as before he wa
harged. but as, he was after chnrge
vere filed. He was placed under ur
est nml still remains so.
"xiloslor. Case
The same course hns been pursue.
II the transmission of evidence am
eview in the inquiry into the bomb ex
plosion at Schofluld Barracks las'
ninth when a soldier was killed out
ight nnd several officers and an enlist
nl man were seriouslv injured; and ttlsi
ii the case aguinst Lieut. Meyran, thi
letnils of whose trial were not mid
lublic nt any stage of the militnr
ouit or impiirv proceedings.
- - - W. 8. 8.
F. Pernade.. a Filipino mess attend
nit lit the Naval Undio station. Kok
lend, as idured under airest las
'ight bv the naval authorities, stn
ioned lit the nlllllt. for III att 'ti"
ssinilt on I.. .1. Wilhelni, n tailio nt-
rator. According to The authorities
Vriniiler. pulled a knife on Wilheli
'olloume; an argument over sum
'riviul occurrence 111 the me-s nniir
Pern.nle will be tried for the of lens
'iy the naval authorities.
- w. a. a.
Iluring the summer months c'nl ire
arc subject to disorders of the bowel
mid should receive the most careful at
trillion. As soon as unv uunatura
'oohciicss of the bowels is noticed ( hum
l.crliini s ( olic ami Diarrhoea Kein !
should be given. For sale by all -I 'al
ers. Itenson, Smith & Co., aeents foi
Hawaii. Adt.
""B IIH T K l'.b' U
Honolulu Office Force It Hott At
Younrj Hotel Luncheon To
Representative Citizens
To eeiebrnre the oeventkrth anni
versary of the ssiliiiK of the first Paci
fic Mail liner on the Pacific and to
mark the fiftieth nnniversary of the
year which mnde Honolulu first a port
of call for a Pacific Mail liner, the
lending federal snd territorial officials
of the Territory i. ml seme forty repre-
sentetivc ritir'-n vere the guests of
the Pa'-ifi,. t luncheon at the Alex
ander Young Hotel yesterday. The af
fair took the form of a luncheon, in
stead cf ii banquet, in conformity with
the seriousness of the times, and,
shile n cell brut ion, the addresses fol
lowed the trend of the general thought
and became war talks.
W"ith S. W. (iocsl, local representa
tive of the Pacific Mnil, as host snd
tonstmaster, the nfTnir proved a most
pleasant one. with the special menn
'tuite utr to the Young Hotel high
The tonsl, drunk in sparkling gin
gnr ale, were to the President, the Gov
ernor and the Pacific Mail. The Gov
ernor, responding for himself, told of
ine nays w ncn the American clipper
ships were the pride of the American
Nation and when the Stars and Htrrpes
were seen in every port. He pad wateh-
"d the Hag graduully disappear from
the high pens, he said, while nrrw all
American shipping is devoted to pur-
noses of the war. He expressed the
nrnest hope thnt the day would soon
ome when the Nation will appreciate
the fact thnt to retain its place in the
-'-' it must h-ive a merchant marine
worthy of a nation of a bund rod and
two million people. High trihnte to
ne Pacific Mull was expressed by the
ipenker. 1
Ptond of Two Homes
S. C. Holier, United States district
ittorm-y, made an eiooueat and forre-
'Ul add re regarding the Liberty Loan
nil patriotism. He referrel with pride
o the n"-s thnt lown, the Htrte which
tad been his home, had boon the first
'o subscribe i's quota, etprassing only
t regret t lint this honor hail not fallen
o Hawaii, his new home, 'that Ha
.vaii and eveiy other State of the
"nion would rise to its full obligation,
lowever, he had no doubt.
The response of the Nation to the
all for funds, the response of the
voung manhood of the Nation to
he call of the draft, the response of
the heart of America to the rnuse for
which the gallant free nations of Ku
rope nre fighting, all attest the loyalty
of Americans to their government and
'p those great iiruuuplas , upon which
pe Nation is 'founded. In thrilling
Torda, the speaker pictured the strug
gle now being enacted on the bloody
plains of Picardy and r landers and
pointed forward to that day when the
Stars and Stripes will return from a
victorious war, stained with the best
blood of the land but with added luster
to its colors and added glory to its his
Mr. Huber is a splendid speaker on
my occasion, but was particularly elu
,uient and forcible yesterday, his words
mg eqnni to nis tneme.
F. J. Halton, speaking as an old
mploye of the Pacific Mail, told how
hat company had established a splcn
id business between. Han Francisco
and Bombay and waa ready to extend
Vmerican influence in the Orient when
he Lr Toilette Seamen's Act became
law. Mr. Halton said it was a coin
mence, if nothing else, thnt this law
vas written by Andy Furuaeth, Swed
sh born; was put through congress by
LoFollette, who sinoe the war has
fallen far short In his Americanism, to
ay the least, and that the man who
hrew up his hands and put the Amer
can Flug off the Pacific because of the
aw ,is named Schwerin. That the
'acific Mail censed to be an A mei icuii
iue for the time just one year before
lie war broke out has its sitiilieaiu-e
be speaker believod.
Mr. Halton defended the promotion
ommittee from any taint of di-doyaltv
in its travel promoting plans, l'he com
nit tee desired to take advantage of
he government's permission to use
he foreign liners in the eoust w ise t rude
'iy bringing Americans here to re-create,
not to recreate. No slackers are wunt
d; no joyriders are desired, but Hs
waii baa a climate where tired business
men atnl war-worn soldiers may si
'ure their health quicker than in nny
other part of the Union, ami it is a
atriotic move to bring to the uttcn
ion of these the possibilities of Ha
vaii. Mr. Halton referred to the fact
hat two Pacific Mail captains nre now
loing distinguished war work -Cup
n i n Rice of the W. H. Manchuria and
''aptain Zeeder, now commanding the
S. Leviathan, furmerly the (lerman
iner Vaterland.
The guests at the luncheon were:
lovernor Pi uk ha m. General John Wis
er, Rnymer Shnrp, Hon. Joseph Fern.
Ion. H. C. Huber, Uon. .1. J. Hanks.
!aptnin Bolton. Hon. D. II. We A dam,
4on. Hokum Moroi, Hon. Gordon.
Ion. Woo Huun, K. F. Bishop. V. (
Uherton, John )l. Dtew, John Water
louse, V.. H. Wodebouse, Noruion !
ledge, Geo. K. Dennisoa. R. P Booth
V. W. T. BottomWy, Hon. H. II
falsey, Lieutenant Cooper,
C. I'. Morse, A. A. Young. C. ' vim
lamiii, R. C. Brown, H, O Mutlieson
V. R. Fairington, ('apt. W. K. Foster
Ion. H. W. P.reckons. S. O. Halls. Ii
. I.illie, Onpt. A. Mc Plinil V .1
'uiiiobell, H. F.. Vernon, I. C Tlnuim
on, Fred Halton, S. H, De Freest. W
). Wilder, John Fffinger, A. S. p ,-cott
V. K. Norris, S. W. Good, Fred Whit'
P. L. Trotter.
WASHINGTON, April 1.1 , Associn
ted Press) Plans for the equipping oi
all American merchantmen that tiuvc'
'lie war zone with a system of double
bulkheads as a protection from mk
ing as a result of being torpedoed or
from encounters with mines has been
approved by the shipping board nnd
are to be put into effet iiuuiejiutely.
Directed by a all organized ring .
of smugglets who' have eonnertlons in
the Orient and messenger aboard lin
... c i . m '
ers from .(span snt th.na, trsffle ia ;
smuggled opium hns been flourishing in ashore in It with the drSg. Obata then
Honolulu, according te disclosures I retnSned to his sampan and Pujiwara
made v-sterdnv bv witnesses before the ' J"VI hn Chinainnn started down Ka
. . . ., . , laknua Avenue towards the Muana Ho-'
federal grand jury which was made ac- , (
qiiainted w.th the devious method fol- So far as can be ascertained, Fuji
lowed recently in landing one shipment warn insisted when he got to a dark
of the drug' worth nearly $30,000. , P1"''" between the Seaside Hotel and
n. . . , , . , ! lowers Road thst the opium was heavy
Though a number of accused smugglers ,, ... h. ,,,. ., '
are snare, I in the meshes of the law
the entire shipment of the drug hns
. ..vi i
That honest men iret. their dues
when thieves fall out" was nicely H
the testimony that was
given, for it was only after one of the
gang sought to victimize another by
staging a robbery and get away With
tht whole shipment of the drug, thst
federnl officers got on the trail of the
smuggling ring. They followed the
trail to a house in Moiliili, the home
of a .Inpniicse and his wife, where they
had lenr I thnt the drug had been
cached, but they arrived too late. It
had vanished. . ,
Harbor regulations were set at
naught in the landing of the ahipmeut
of opium which, it is alleged, was
received fmin no Oriental liner in the!
open sea by a sampan which the fol
lowing midnight put out a small bout I
outaiiiinn the drug and members of
the ring of smugglers. tThe drug, it is:
aid, changed hands as the result of a
ui ' rieM suioriioone nignway roo-
berv, winch is said to have occurred
almost in front of the Moana Hotel
oa Knluknua Avenue after the pack
age of opium had beeu raf'ried ashore.
Namoa Withheld
l'he grand jury finished its session
yesterday morning, but the names and
the uuinber of those indicted in tho
smuggling ami conspiracy ease had
not been mnde public yet, although at
'east six Japanese are known to be in
volved, besides nearly as many others
as witnesses and victims of the smug
glers ami conspirators.
Two Believed Held
. Uuwaer, H. Obata, the Japanese cap
tain of a fishing sampas,- arrested oa
March 21), ami K. Fujiwara, a well
known Japanese plumber located at 67
Beretania Street, arrested a few days
later, are two of the Orientals against
whom it is believed indictments have
beeu returned for either smuggling or
Three or four others for whom it ia
'olieved indictments have been rs
u rued are Japanese who took part ih
he hold up of a Chinaman and Fuji
wara at Waikiki, after they are alleged
o have gotten 144 tins of the opiuSi
-ishore from a sampan, which it is
hnrged was in command of Obata. i
The name of this-Chinaman has not
Seen given out for publication, as the
ifflcials evidently believe he might be
ipirited away or killed by the members
of the Japanese band before they une
all apprehended.
Witness Vanishes
Already one other important witness,
mil possibly later a defendant, tho
Iriver of the nutnmobile used by tlsn
"hold up men" has disappeared ami
efforts to locate him in the past
veek hays' proved fruitless. He dis
appeared immediately after he waa
juestioned by the federal officials, dur
ug which he is said to have given the
lue as to the location of the opiusi
-ache, as well as other important e vl
The government officials assert that
he Chinaman represented a liui whiilh
made arrangements with the Japanese
;aiig to land the opium from a trans
pacific steamer calling here from .la
pan porta. Then, according to the
theory of the prosecution, Pii.jiwara is
alleged to have arranged with a hand
of Orientals to rob the Chinaman after
the dope was landed.
Customs and other federal officials
sny the plan of tho Japanese worked
out as plannnd, the Chinaman ws)s
cowed with a gun and the opium seizod
and carried away in the automobile to
ii house in Moiliili, Fujiwara mean
while preteuding to be as badly fright
ened aud chagrined as the Clmiuman at
I he loss of the big quantity of drug, i
An interesting sidelight on the method
used by the sampan operator to defy
he harbor, night time regulations aboSt
the departure or arrival of vessels hs
been divulged in the investigation ef
the conspiracy and opium smuggling
case. According to the ofticinls, the
unnamed Chinaman aud Fujiwara were,
taken out to the sampan from Wnikj
ki in a small boat carried on the fish
mg craft.
Awaited Steamer
This was on the night preceding the
expected arrival of the drug on u
steamer from the Orient. With Fuji
warn and the Chinaman aboard, Ohatii,
with his Okinawa crew, headed out to
sea and to a point off Baibar's Point
where the coming of the steamer n
awaited until towards the following
From information given the customs
inspectors there seems to have besn
no concealment of the purKse of Ik
-annum when it met the steamer. One
of the sampan party waved a white
cloth as the small craft spprnnrhtd
the steamer and others aboard the 1-lij
passenger vessel saw a packaire dropped
overboard from a lower deck port. The
sampan, however, did not stop to pick
up the corked package until the MeaSi
er had passed.
Landing of Drug
Almost the same method were iv f d
in getting the opium lauded at Wuiki
ki us are said to have been used In
getting Fujiwara aud the Chinaman
aboard the sampan. A wait was ma le
by those on the sampan until n-nrlv
midnight before appioai-hiug Waikiki
. '(. I
- I 1
with the sampan anchored out bevond
""' reef opposite the ssa wall. Then
n"IM he small boat was culled into
"", bata, Fujlwara and the
vwlKniRn to hlve u-.. t,k.
jt KK, during this rest that the au-
tomobile approached and the robbery
occurred, which the prosecution la eer-
ttt'" "'at Fujiwara anticipated.
T, .... , . ,' . .
the ( hiuaman is said to have started
to make some resistance but desisted
when he discovered that he was badly
outnumbered bv the Japanese,
Drug Disappears '
Following of the various clues and .
gathering of the evidence in the smug-,
gling and conspiracy case has taken '
Hourly three weeks' time of inspectors ''
specially detailed by the customs col
lector and the United States marshal.
At one timo it was thought that the
seizure of the big quantity of opium -was
only a matter of hours, but the -Japanese
got Word of the information
which had reached the federal oflleiala
n. managed to remove it before It
wnll raptured.
Kvery effort made since to get holl
f the opium has resulted in failure,
but there is still hope that It may bo
fund liefore It is marketed. The 144 ,
tins of opium are reported to be worth
aMn a tin, accord mg to the preseut
prices pain for roe dope m Honolulu.
Because of the evidence irlven by tho
Moiliili Japanese where the opium was
cached ha ia not te be arrested, it is
said, although he and his wife were
in custody .for one day and night.
Neither is it expected that the China
nnn who engaged in the smuggling
plot will have to face prosecution, if
hs continues to aid the federal offi
cials, although no such promise has
been made to him, it is asserted.
w. a. a. -j
Bridges Are Washed
Damaged Bv Floods
Ul , . .7 . ,
Conditions Dangerous In Places,
City . Engineer Tells Supervi
sors ' Repairs Will Be Made
As Soon As Possible
A tour of inspection which City En-, : '
gin eer A. S. Cantin made yesterday
afternoon following reports of heavy
damage done to roads and bridges oa
the windward side of Oahu revealed .
the fact that a half dozen bridges bad'
been crippled by the heavy rslns'of
ThnrsdnV night and In many raaes re- .
pairs cannot be begun until the floods
At points where the washouts ar
dangerous and cannot bo remedied for '
the present, the city engineer has "'
placed watchmen, snd quantities , of '.
mmtier were delivered during tho after- ,
noon by automobiles to be ready for '
use as soon as the water permits. ::,
City Engineer Cantin reported to the
board af supervisors Inst night that a . .-.
twenty-three foot span of the Laemalo ,
bridge was found to lie gone and the
materials for the repair of this strue.
turn are on the ground. The -Hrldgo .
abutment at the Ilauiiln cone. etc bridge ' '
lropd two feet, which has rendered
he bridge iin-iife for heavy loads and . .
t will have to be attended to st once."'
Fifteen feet of ike approach to tho
Kftnbaiia Widgo has I men washed out
and three piles have been found to te
yone. Ou motion of Supervisor Arnold ,
wt the rands committee the board appro-,
priatod $.".011 for a temporary bpdgi at
K'thukn, which was entirely rprrtod.
away nnd this will be begun nt one.
At I ho Haleiwa bridge two piles were
fouuil to lie washed out sud the water
l within a f-ot of the flooring of tho
structure. Temporary repairs wese
..ih ie anie and u wat, iniiuu ; at ioned, '
Mr. Cantin and his assistants fouoil '
that at the Kaapno Gulch ford reiaira
cuuuot be made until the water sub
side and at the Kahaws ford there is
a hole twenty feet in diameter sad
four feet deep which cannot be renio-'
died until the water has gone dowH.
The. board authorized Mr. Cantin to
proceed with the repair of all dam
si'". I ronds. tak-n" the funds from tho
diOc-rent , road districts. '
. a. a.
LONDON, Apiil I" - ( Associated
Press) - A force of Turks and Germans
been an offensive movement in Pales
tine nenr the coast north- of Jatipa. ac
cording to reports to lav from the DrifV
ish command ope in tiny in that section.;
w. 8 a.
. .BALTIMORE, Aioil p ( Associated
Pressl Nearly a score of race bnraea
perished here at the Bowie race -s"k
stables, yesterday. A survey of the
stables recently showed thai there mre
three huudred horses in thsiu. , '

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