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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, August 27, 1918, Image 7

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War Tradr Board Grants Per
mission For More Than Three
Months' Supply From Chile
ON VOYAGE NORTH "tive ' n"tol ian of enemy prop
' ' j erty, to A. Mitchell Patmer, the eusto
Eighteen1 Thousand' Five Hundrcd.,,ian' "'g ,int '' investment which
tuna is i einpui ai j , ritu,ri
ment For Plantations
Relief front tho nitrate shortage
which has! Vena threatening seriously
to decrease the 11)20 sugar crop is in
sight. A supply more than sufficient
for three months is promised. Una
consignment, not large one but buIb
cient to tide over for a time, is on the
way a ad may be here within two weeks
and the: balance is to fallow. Kner
getie fork has 'brought action front
('able advices received yesterday
morning brought the uews that will
relieve the anxiety of everyone con
nected with the sugar industry. This
message told of .'I50O tons being on the
way and as allotment of 15,000 tons,
a three months' supply, having been
assigned to Hawaii by the war trade
board. This supply will be divided pro
rata among the three fertilizer com
panies according to the needs of their
customers and by the companies al
lots! to the various plantations they
are accustomed to supply. It should
be adequate to meet the needs of tha
autumn and wioter when it is most
successfully applliod during the rains.
Cancelation Withdrawn
Before tho embargo wns placed on
shlpmeata of Chilean nitrates for pur
poses other than manufacture of muni
tions, there had been placed in ("hils
ta order for ;i500 tons of tho fertiliser.
This was cancelled by the war trades
lmail Vnw ttin & tn.pllti t inn lm Hoo.ll
rescinded ana tne snipmeni is airea.iy
w . 7 -"
ids receipts
4600 tons in less than a
Most of the plantations had some
supply of fertilizer when the planting
began and the fertilizer companies ap
portioned among the plantations that
they had. This is the fertilizer that
has been and is being used but it was
about exhausted when 1100 tons ar
rived. Hand Work Wins
Recognizing the seriousness of tho
situation, since from a thirl to a half
of tho' crop of cauo of the Islands is
dependent upon fertilizing to speed up
the growth of the young cane, the mat
ter was takon up with Secretary Lane,
while he was here. The committee of
sugar planters now in Washington has
undoubtedly worked to secure ho re
lease and the fortilizer companies and
a committee of planters here have been
using the cable, all to the same pur
pose. Kaily this week Norman Wiitkins,
manager of the Hawaiian Fertilizer
Company, held out little hope for re
lief and said he feared the embargo
would be continued lor several month,
but the unexpected happened and the
sugar industry has been given recog
nition as an essential.
Coining so soou after the furnishing
by the shipping board of an ample
number of bottoms to move the I ji 1
ance of the crop, the news of yester
day removes all but one of the biggest
problems of the sugur men, the Inst
being the shortage; of labor.
w. B. I.
Manager Guy II. ltuttnlph, of the
fourth liberty loan, states thai while
the quota of Hawaii for the third lib
erty loan was 1,011,110(1, ii is still uu
certain as io just what the figure will
be for tho fourth loan, but if it is
double the third, then it will e ood
7,0tKI,H00, unless the pro rata of tin
Territory is cut down, und that is not
Word has been received by Manager
liuttolph from the board of tin le of
llilo that the fourth liberty loan cam
puigu committee for tho Island of 1 1 a
wail now consists of II. A. Truslow, of
tho People's Hank, chuirtuuu; II. V.
I'attru, First Hunk of llilo-, ami A. S
l.c Baron Ourney, Bishop's Bank. The
board holds the sainc men on the sec
ond loan, Mr. Patteu for the third loan
and now Mr. Truslow for tho fourth
loa n .
To cooperate with the regular liberty
loan executive committee, of which Mr.
Kuttolpb is tho head, I lie chamber of
commerce has appointed a special com
inltlee, consisting of C. II. Athertou,
Albert Afong, George A. Brown, II. II.
t.'iffMrd. W. II. Mcliiernv, A. M. Nowell,
A. II. Itice, 11. K. Vernon ami Raymond
i . Brovvu. This committee Mill help in
I he coming fourth liberty louu cum
w. a. a.
Theie are indications that the sole
Ive draft oflice will shortly institute
Ihe long deferred "work or flghl "
i i' in pit i mi . Plans toward this end are
now iu preparation by the selective
draft otlici'i', ('apt. II. Gooding Field.
According to advices received from
Washington yesterday, all appeals iu
this work or tight' campaign will
be handled by the distiict board, which
will immediately consider the case n n. I
shall its soon a pi ;n-7 i able decide it
nad return the entire record to the
local bourd lui ui initial jui isdictiun.
Actual Cash For
Trent's Letter Requesting Credit
of Hakfekf, Ftinds To. Hawaii
Quota Leaves On Next Mail;
Factors' Shares Allotted
I in the next outgoing in nil will go
1,ltor '"" H- T,0,,t. represent
i,n,ro made in, now issue of Liberty
Bonds from funnr. coming from H.
Hackfcld k Company, Limited. shall bo
credited to Hawaii' quota. The letter
will have an an enclosure the arCirlo
published in The Advcrctiscr yester
ilny morning, a setting forth the Kt
gumciits to hov the justice and fair
ness of such a course. Mr. Trent to
said yesterday afternoon.
Amount Uncertain
How much the custodian will have
to invest in Liberty Bonds is a matter
that will not he known until the last
lay for payment expires at the end
of the month. The application for
certificates in American Fartors Limit
ed indicated that :i,500,ono would be
paid in the form of bonds but it ii
evident those figures will be exceeded,
for some applicants failed to All in
the blnnk that covered this point. One
tvoman yesterday, who had subscribed
for five shares, made her payment in
250 rash and 500 bonds although she
had not specified her intention to use
bonds. There are perhaps others who
will make similar payment.
When payments are in it will be
necessary to learn how much in bonds
shareholders in H. Hackfcld k Compa
ny, other than enemy aliens, will ac
cept. If they do not accept any of
the bonds, then the custodian will take
them all.
The custodian will receive for the
enemy shareholders of Hack fold's ap
j proximately 44,500,000 and how much
or mis ne can invest in new Donds will
depend bow mucn in oM ,,,, pailse.
to his control. If the Hackfeld share-
holders do not take some of these it
is evident that his purrhasieg power
will be less than a, million dollars.
Waited Completion
Mr. Trent would have taken the mat
ter of credit to the quota of Hawaii
up sooner had it not been that he
waited until full reports of subscrip
tions were in so that the custodian
would be iu the better position to
Allotment Mad
Allotment of shares was made by
the trustees yesterday of shares to the
applicants. None who applied for less
than seventy five shares had his allot
ment cut but at that figure and above
the cut ranged from twenty to Ihlrfy
percent s. The mailing of announce
ments of allotments followed in the
w. s. a.
Reelected This Year He Will
Equal Longest ' Service In
Congress Yet Rendered
WASHINGTON, August .(Associa
ted Pl'ressi If the voters of the eigh
teenth Illinois district elect "Incle
loc" Cannon for a t weuty-second term
in congress next November, he will have
equaled a record achieved by only one
other in point of congressional service.
Already the former speaker has out
served all other present and former
members of the House for long service
in that body. The late William Boyd
Allison, former representative and bit
er senator from Iowa, held a record in
congress with forty four years sevrice
in both Houses.
Mr. Cannon's record is for service
in the House alone. Ono more term
ivould complete u service of fortv
foiir years. Were it not for an affair
in 1V.I0, when the Democrats took cou
trol of the house, following passage of
the McKinlcy tariff law, and another
incident of 1012, when tho Progres
sives split the Republican vote, Mr.
Cannon's service would have been for
t onty-four terms continuous (forty
eight yearn). As it is he began his
service I
with the
l7.'l and has served
oxcuptiuu of the two
m on 1 tiiiii.!
Besides Mr. Cannon and lie late Sen
ator Allison. Justin Morrillof Vermont,
late representative and senator, is
among the former members who saw
long service iu congress. Mr. Morrill
served forty three years continuously
as u rcpicDcntativti and later as a scut
lor. ,
Mr'. Caiiliou's first term was in the
toity third congress. Ho was first
lee ted sneaker in the flftv-ettrhth con
gress aliiV ri) elected in tho- flfty'-uiiith,
sixieth and sixty first sessions.'
The Internutional Institute of Agri
cult ure. pluces the acreage plunted to
beets in lltilv. excluding occupied ter
ritorv, at HH.Hilll aires, as against
llti.oun atres ia 1!I7 and an itveraue
of U'ti.ttit ucresfroin IUI to lWl'l.
'he condition of the crop on June 1
is reported to be close to the average
and as good as a year ago at the cor
responding date.
(Tableta) . Druggists refund money if
it falls to cure. The aiguature of
R. W. GR.OVH ia on each bo. Man
ufactured by the PARIS MEDICI Nit
CO., St. Louis, U. 8. A.
Request For Extension of Yaca
tion Period Turned Down;
Education Is Paramount
"Hawaii's government schools will
open for the ItM 10 si hool year on Mon
day, September Hi. next," said Henry
W. Kinney, supei intendent qf public
instruction, yesterday while discussing
n round about request from a Kauai
cigar plantation that the public schools
le kept in vacation until October 1
so that the null of tho corporation
could finish its year's harvest.
"The school year term dates arc
Axed by the commissioners of cduca
lion annually at their meeting in June
und those for the coming school year
acre finnlly dotci mined at the meeting
held in .Tune, ".ast," continued Mr. Kin
ney. "There will be no deviation from
the rule and. rain or shine, Hawaii's
public schools will begin their year's
work on Meptember Hi."
The request tluit the opening of the
schools be deferred to October 1 came
to Mr. Kinney yesterday in a letter
from H. O. Halls of the Hawaiian Su
gar Planters' Association, Mr. Halls
proffering the request on behalf of the
Vlakee Sugar Company of Kauai, 8u
lcrinte'iint Kinney explains.
Commissioners Consulted
On tho receipt of the request, Mr.
Kiniu?y, as a mutter of courtesy, got
ia touch with n number of the school
commissioners who were still in the
city yesterday, and asked their opinion.
One and all decided that nothing of
the kind could or would be done. The
thing was settled right then and there
and there is absolutely no question or
uncertainty regarding the subject, says
!he superintendent.
That Mr. Hull's request in behalf
of one particular sugar corporation was
but a "feeler" emanating from the
inner circles of the Hawaiian Hugar
Planters' Association, is the opinion of
several of tho local board of education
officials. Were tho request of the Ma
kee people granted it would be but
an entering wedge, it is said, and such
other corporations now short of labor
would, naturally, feel that they were 1 fers in glowing terms to the "reek
entitled to the same consideration. Thus, loss attacking spirit" of the pilots, of
requests would go to the board of edu
cation from such plantations as are
affected with a shortage of labor, that
the schools in those particular dis
tricts remain in vacation uutil the
sugar crops were all milled.
Otturd the Schools, Slogan
"Philander P. Ctaxton, national com
inissioner of education," said Mr. Kin
ney yesterday, "has sinco tho begin
ning of the war with Germany im
pressed on the educators of the whole
country the necessity of being on the
,watca to opxise any movement that
would impair the work and usefulness
of the schools.
"I remember seeing several of his
interviews on this subject published in
the school page of The Advertiser and
iu these Mr. Glaxtoa made it. plain that
it was the earnest wish and desire of
President Wilson and the administra
tion that tho schools should, during
the period of the war, be unhampered
iu all respects ' and that every effort
should bo made to increase their clti
eieucv ami usefulness, for the war will
bo wuged only for a limited time, while
the schools anil tho couijtry will Inst
for centuries at least, it Is hoped.
"We must consider the rights of
the children to a proper education,"
continued Mr. Kinney, "and uu temp
orniy eiiiba rassment of the sugar plant
e is or other interests, however im
pnrtant they may be. must be allow ed
I to inteifere with these rights. The
country owes a duty tie its Chilihcu
I fur more important and this duty must
I lie performed. One month in the school
1 life of a child may seem a little matter,
but it is iiot. The childicn need cvciv
! hour of study that is coming to them
and. hs far as this department is cou
j corned, they will get it."
! No Hindrance To Vacation Work
I It was pointed out yesterday by olh
' i'ih that the Hoys' Working Reserve
hail iiiHteriiilly aided the planters this
j summer and that between 1"()0 and 13l"l
boys had been at work during their
ivrcaiiou. i nere was no opposition t
mis iH'cnuse me noys nail earned tneir
vacation and a little work was or mate
rial benefit both to them ami to those
'vim employee the students. It is an
other thing, however, in school time.
The children must put in their time
"tiul vitig, although inn ii v mi. ht possi
hv perform manual labor out of school
From what could be gathered yes
teiday fiom those in authority the
question is settled definitely. Hawaii's
schools sre too important a factor in
the life of the community and country
to suffer in order to tide over a temp
oiary emliniassment, is the feeling held
among educators. Child labor at the
expense of the children and their edu
cation will not be tried, for it is too
risky a precedent to establish, is the
view held.
NEW ORLKANS, Louisiana, July 1
L. A. Trosclair. former owner of the
Laurel Grove factory and plantations
near Thibotlaux, has sued the present
owners of the property, Le Bourgeois
and Bush, for the recovery of the plan
tations and the earnings therefrom
This property, consisting of a fac
lory ami Laurel Grove, Trial, au l Lu
terprise plantations, was sold at public
unction to the present owners on Mav
10. I0KI, for ti:i,500. Several years
prior to that date Mr. Trosclair paid
V. G. Roblcheaux s.l.'tL' 000 for his half
interest ill the three places. The suit
is based upon the fact that the sale
aas effected without proper ndveiGa
ing ill Assumption as well as Lafourche
Parish, as part of the property lies iu
Superiority So Great That Ger-
mans Will Turn and Rurr Un
less Superior In Fore
TERS IN FRAM K. Julv .11 (Associa
ted Press) There have been many
signs reeeatiy or extreme measures ny
tho Herman High Command regarding
tho incrpvaiag ascendancy of the Allied
airmen en the Western front. This has
been especially evident since the Amer
ican airmen have begun to appear ia
foieu and have proved themselves of
the same mettle as the French and
British filers.
It has become a common-place among
British airmen that their opponents
will not face combat in tho air unless
in stength of three or four to one, and
German prisoners have told of' German
airmen being punished by their flight
commanders fur returning to their cir
dromes still laden with bombs and am
munition which they hsd been ordered
to drop over the British lines. It is
becomingly inrrensingly bard to And a
Herman eirmne. over tho allied side, of
the line ia the daytime, as is proved
by the Gorman's own admission that
whin they do mannge to bring down
an Allied muliine it is almost always
over their own territory.
Perhaps the most striking evidence
of German official anxiety regarding
the Allied superiority in tho air Is to
be found in the official German wireless
news. This, while always imaginative
und rarely eocurste, has of late been
singuarly wild and full of fiction re
garding the situation in the air. In an
effort to counteract the depressing ef
fect of the real facts of the situst'on,
th.; German wireless editors make the
wilder! stuTements, bordering almost
on humor.
Thus a recent copy of the German
wireless report says: " Superior meth
ods of flying and greater skill have
secured for the Germsn Air Force file
cesses on a scalo such as were never
known before." The same statement
me vfcrman cnasiug piiucff! yurweq
which provoked much merriment among
British, French and American airmen,
who of late have found that even on
of the reconnaissance machines can rely
on putting to flight any German
chin ewhich is not accompanied by three
or four of its own kind.
"If Gormany is really pleased with
her air record for the past few
months," remarket a British squad
run leader ta tho correspondent, "there
is uu reason for us to complain. We
ask nothing better than that Germany
should go on having the same kind of
successes in future months."
He took as au example tbo report
for May, which lay opcu on his desk.
"This report," he explained, "deals
with tho British air fighting alone, and
has no re.ferrcnue to the fine air work
of the French, Italians and Americans.
During the month the British brought
down 30K German machines ia aerial
combat, and 20 by lire from the ground,
while 100 more were driven down out
of control and probably destroyed. Dur
ing tho saaic pcrlusl, 128 British ma-
chines failed
dromes. "
to return to their uir
. a, a.
.11 'NLA I
Hated Pre
have claps
allv went
Alaska, August IS (An
. i - More than nil months
I cince prohibition nomih
uto effect in Alaska, and
during that
time the cost of hard
honors has leaned from fiftv cents to
H n bottle, according to federal orri
cers, who say the dry law has already
proved a success i, iiie Territory. By
the end of another six months, they
believe, it "ill be next to impossible
to obtain a bottle of whisk v in the
I Tcrritntv dm
to the fine of 1000 pro
steamer bringing intoxi
. i,(.( for anv
cants into the North.
Whisky caches proved numerous dor
iag the earlv days of Alaska prohihi
tioii. A coai shed yielded K'lHI bottles
to raiding federal otficers ulul other
caches gave up liquor uutil the court
houses line ami nt Ketchikan bduiue
crowded with it.
Officers have been stimulated iu their
hunt for illicit whisky sail's by the
i oiiv ii;titui b.v jury of the uutiiagi-r of
a madhouse lour niilea from Juuejiu.
The manager was fined 750, including
costs, and the madhouse closed.
gent orders tin
merchants, of
across the into
been issued bv
Ari.oua. July 'Jtt- Mrin
holding the sale, by local
sugur for transportation
i national botiiuiarv have
T. A. Kiordau. Federal
'ood Countv Vdininistrator B. J. Jones.
The fact that sugar has been selling
for 0 cents a t nil on this side of the
line and for 17 cents on the Mexican
side has fuiiiishi'il a stiong incentive
for a mine m less surreptitious trarhc
act oss the border.
''The allotment of sugar to Arionn
for the month of .lulv is only Ton linn
pounds,'' said Mr. Jones in a state
meat issiu
allotted ti
basis of ci
entlv. "This sugar is
v ni ions counties on a
eipililitv. If souse is allowed
into Mcklio it will mean that
i le-ileiits hcio will have to
to lliov e
Aliieiiiau le
go without th
titled to have
' ' MiMcba ni
not to sell Ii
lind that tli. i
cut off c nt i i el
their duois (I
hate that tliev ate cu
. who disregard the llll.
0 etlpolt lo Mexico will
1 supply of sugar will In
v a nil 1 hey may a Iso lia v i
ocd permanent Iv . ' '
iirv ni t o pi ii it nrr
iyiuiuaiw onui urr
rrxuiji ouumia ourm
rouse wmssr
Dishonest Merchants of Own
Race Condemned and Depor
tation Is Suggested
More than 1200 irate Japanese crowd
ed inlo the Asahi Theater last night
and with jeers and ii..ots, plainly in
dicated their feelings regarding wealthy
rice profiteers. Despite tho high feel
ing which ran amorg the audience the
mass meeting, which was arranged at
the instance of the Jsuaneae Associa
tion of Hswaii was an orderly one. As I
vsiio'n speakers mounted the stage and
roundly scored a number of Japanese
firms, who nre alleged to have faked j
their invoices, iu order to evade the
food commission's laws, governing the
sale Hud price of rice in this Territory,!
the audience, from time to time, rose
as one man and cheered tho speaker's!
denunciation of these food regulation
Resolutions highly commending Food
Administrator Child were passed amidst
loud soplsuse. Coin'es of these reso
lutions will be presented to Mr. Child
today by K. Ishidn. .
K. Ishida, as chairman, called the I
meeting to order and made a hiref ad- i
dress. He said that the question of
securing rice is a most vital one to the
1I0,oim .lapnnese residents of the Ter-j
"When the price prevailing here I
soars higher and higher and the sup-:
ply becomes scarcer and scareer day
after day," saitl Ishida, "it is no time
for anyone to make a joke out of it.
It is really a question thst concerns di- '
rectly the livelihood of the majority ,
'of the residents of the Territory, the'
Jspsnese. I
Purpose of Meeting I
! He explained that the meeting was
called by the Japanese Association of
Hawaii, of which he is secretary, for
. tbc purpose of studying the rice Question
las it confronts the Japanese and to And
I some; solution to tbc threatening local
The speakers at the meeting were:
Nishlgaya. Konlshi, Kimura, Negoro
and several others. Nishigays, a direc
tor of the Japanese Association, de
clared in his address, that "it ia a
most regrettable thing among the Jap
anese to hear nu ugly charge that of
profiteering, brought against the prom
inent Japanese importers. Wliile the
Japanese in genernl are cooperating
sincerely with the footl administration
in saving the food for the nation, sm!
Japanese merchants are disgracing the
name of their fellow countrymen by
profiteering with the chief staple food of
tho Japanese
He was enthnsiastical-
Iv applaude-l when he
made a strong
plea for the "severest
punishment lip-
ou these profiteers.
Soldier Is 8peaker
The most conspicuous figure of the
mass meeting was Private P. Kouishi, a
Japanese draftee from Port Shafter,
who was formerly a reporter of the
Hawaii Chnho. lie was cud in kliuki
and when he was introduced by tho
chairman as "one of our many loyal
fellow countrymen, who are serving
the Stars and Stripes," the audience
gave the speaker iu the American uni
form a wild ovation.
Konishi said, in his address, that hu
is at present a patient, of the depart
mental hospital at Fort Hhafter but as
he is well on the way to recovery, he
was given permission to attend the
meeting. lie learned, he said, that
there was to be a meeting on the rice
question, through the papers, and dcs'ir-
lug to have nu opportunity to attend
the meeting lie askrd Major Rose for
leave for the night, which was granted
, Aska Deportation
I "When even an American officer,
who has naturully little to do with the j
rice question, shows has earnestness in I
the matter, by grunting me leave to at
tend the meeting tonight," he said, i
"is it proper for the Japanese mi'r- '
chants to be indifferent to the policy !
of the food administration and defy i
the law by profiteering on ricef I know 1
that the majority of the Japanese are:
j sincere in cooperation with the food ad j
in i ii i st i u I ion, but some selfish mcrchuuts
are not sincere. They are openly vio-
' latni the food law of the I'uited '
States by means of false invoice moth
ods. Isn't this a treacherous act, one
1 against the interests of the country to
! which they owe their protection! I
hesitate not a moment in demanding
that these scllish merchants, why caro
i little to help the country in this great ,
emergency be promptly asked, or ruther '
lut'lered to leave the count i v.'' j
I Others spoke in moe or less similar j
strain to that of Private Konishi. They ,
alt agreed in condemning tho profiteer
ing merchants and in asking tor a
stricter supervision by tho food ad
ministration of their business in tho
Three resolutions were read by K.
Ishidk l the audience and were past
ed unanimously.
following are tho resolutions passed
lust ulgst:
Resolved, that tho tli.s mitiouul and
international crisis. taUt'ii the soaring
prices of commodities havo tbicntcaed
the livelihood of the consuming class,
Pood Administrator J. Frame Child be
petitioned to establish a minimum
I tie of lice which ij the main dally
food of most of the residents, uf the
Territoiy of Hawaii, with a view of
preventing portcnial social unrest
among the consuming class.
Resolved, that Food Administrator
J. Fiuucu Chiltl be tbauked heartily by
lUis assembly of tbo consuming class
tot his fair ami strict enforcement of
the food law, aud that its siuceic syui
pathy and cooperation be given Iu him.
Itcsulv cd, that Food Ad mi n ist t ator
J. 1'iaiue Child be petitioned to secure
men to scivc as his aguuts or us an ad
i I'm v committee and f urt hoi in m e be
petitioned to appoint su Ii men t mm
among those who are not engaged m the
fond trade or who have not any rebi
1 1 . i ti with the food industry iu . .r I t to
carry out fairly and ant isfaotot il v the
policy uf the food udmi lust i at ion in the
Teiiitory of Hawaii.
jMGejns Ashcs
it aura iu iuiue
Found in Hackfeld Vaults; Neith
er New Concern Nor Enemy1
i Custodian Is Willing To Take
Over Their Custody
I In the course of the transfer of the,
I proper! v ,,f H. Hackfeld ti. Company, i
Limiled In the American Factors, Lint
I ited. thoio was found in tho vaults of j
I the former Harklold liuihlilfr .early f
I ycstci da v morning the a dies of thieej
! di ad I'cimnii and from this find has'
J resulted the problem of what shsll be I
done with them. ,
Ate those ashes an asset or a liability
of 11. Hackfeld ft Company? If fhey
are ait asiot should they be turned over
to the custodian of enemy property!
He mh not: thnt it is his function to
take over the property of living ene
mies, not of the dead.
If cither an asset or a liability do
they pass with other assets and liabil-
itles to American Factors, Limited f Of
ficials of the concern say distinctly,
no, and put it up to the custodian to
take and dispose of them. Thov point
nut thst Hackfcld k Company was not
even custodian of these ashes and that
they were put into tha vaults by a
former officer of the German concern
who left for Washington In such haste
that he did not hnve time to make a
disposition of them, has not since re
i turned to Honolulu and is not likely
. to do so soon.
Tho ashes that were found in the
'old Hackfeld vaults are all of the mor
till remains of the captain of the Pom
mern, the purser of the Geier and an
I ofHcer of the Stntssek retar Kraetke. It
is surmised these were in the custody
of Georg Rodiek when he was consul
frr Germany and that he intended,
when the opportunity came, to send
them to relstives of the dead men in
Oermanv His departure for Saa Fran
cisco, when he was summoned to dc
fend himself sgainst charges of con
, spiracy against the government? f the
I country to which he had sworn allrgi
snee when he renounced allegiance to
' tho Kaiser anil all other monarchs. was
so hurried that he must have overlook
ed those charges.
I Or previous to this ,it may be. he
had turned them over, or the control of
I them, to his successor and when war
i was dee In red the successor may have
forgotten or neglected to deliver them
to ,BP Spanish consul, who has also
departetl from Hawaii.
And now these ashes are in the pos
session of the new American concern
and the unanswered question i "what
shall be done with themt"
w. a. a.
One of Best Defenses Is Now Be
ing Used By American Fly
ers Off French Coast
IN KNGl.ANI). August 3 (Associated
Press) The "Blimp" is the nickname
which the American pilots have given
to the little dirigible airships which
are technically termed "8. S. ", or Sub
marine Scouts.
The gas bag of the Blimp is about
I .TO fo -t long aud thirty feet iu diarue
ter. The lower structure is virtually
that of a scouting airplane of medium
power, so that the whole effect is that
of a sort of a cross between airplane
nnd balloon. The crew is usually one
pilot antl au observer, and the speed
! is mtiout loity miles an hour.
I The cargo is a load of bombs which
work likv a destroyer's depth charges,
exploding by water pressure at a depth
.of twenty to eighty feet. The carriage
contains steering gear, bomb levers,
wireless apparatus, camera aud observa
tion iust : uuients.
Hundreds of Blimps are constantly
on duty around the coasts of France
and I'.tigland. American pilots and olc
'servers ere iust beginning to take up
this work. It is the greatest ' Imnt
Idestrover iu existence ,if the men who
work the Blimps are to be believed.
Mine enthusiastic American pilot who
had been dropping bombs up and down
the Irish Sea for a mouth, remarked
'to The Associated Press corresisindont ,
" l he Hhinp is not only one of the ways
of d est roving C boats, it is the way."
The advantage that the Blimp has
over the. soaulaun is that it ran stand
still in the air If a C boat dives down
and lies out of aight on the bottom,
tho Blimp sits over it until it decides
to move on or come to the surface. If
the submarine does not move, the Blimp
is lost as well content, for in the mean
time the wireless has been at work,
ami trii" lets are eomiljg up in the
comae of an hnui or two with the neces
ssrv cqtiinincnt to smoke Mister Hub
inr'iii'e out of his hole.
If the submarine rises before naval
help arrives, the Blimp tackles it alone
with boiubs. If the solium ri lie tries to
move aav uliinif the bottom of the
sea, the Blimp follows its shadow until
it comes sooner or later to a shallow
soot whoie it can be effectively dealt
Stibiect to the Blimp's fuel supply
and its "duration power" in the air,
there is little chance of escape for a
I' boat nine it had been sighted by one
of the-e hiitidv little dirigibles. ' The
sighting "i -potting of the ' twists is
the 'iiont 1 1 1 fl'i 1 1 1 1 v , for the sens around
1 1 i : I m 1 1 I nu' huge places and the range
of the in I vidua! Hlimp i emu pa r u '. i v e
Iv small.
! : tvi f HI imp is now being
-c.. known t c. I, ntoa II v as tl,e( 1'. or
I 'oast I'atr.d It carrii'" a Infer crew
rind a ireatcr s-niplv of fuel and is used
for detecting u fields !i. well as sub
molasses will be
oinnnrn m nnint
Provision Made By Federal
Board For Carrying Facilities
For All Not Needed in Terri
tory J .
' ' 7i. ' V -e , v
Prices Are Uncertain At Present
But Will Certainly Be High Is
of Clinton J. Hut
Provision is to lie made by the Unit
ed Mta'es Hhipping Board for the
shipment to tho Coast of all
IUIX I Old molasses product
which ia
not used locally fo
M)lash and alcohol
- the manufacture of
for mechanical pur-
poses, which will add thousands of dnl
lars of income to the
earnings of the
Island plantations.
Assurance that the molasses product
' I"- coiniii" grinding season of tha '.'
plantation mills is to be looked after
in1 shipping hoard has reached Ho- j.'
nolulu in a letter from a San Francis- "
co representative of the government
board, it is authentically reported.
Attention of the shipping board to) ' ,
the necessity of furnishing ships bt -which
the surplus molasses of Hawaii .
sugar cane mills may be shipped to '
the Const, so valuable portions of it
would not run into the sea as waste, '
as in the past season, wns secured 'by
the Sugar Factors, Limited, which ha
been working on a plan for murketiag
the product.
WlQ Make Potash and Alcohol
Previous to making of effort to ',
secure the necessary shipping to handle
the molasses product, some of the plan-,
tnlions had made arrangements to turn
their molasses into potash, a fertiliser
ingredient which lack of shipping baa
made difficult aud expensive to get -here.
Also the Maui Agricultural Company
has equipped its mill at Pais, Maui, ;
with machinory for the making of al
cohol for mechanical uses, and will
have only about 101)0 tons for ship-, :
ment to the Const when previously thia ,
company shipped about T.OO tons. -..
High prices paid for the molasses on
the Coast since the war began, which
caused the demand for materia) to
make alcohol from to became marked,
has been another factor iu making the
Islaud plantation interests Attempt to '
find a way to market their molasses in
1IMH ami luin.
Molasses Go To Waste
At one time during the past season '
it is said thnt all the storage tank in ,
llilo and Honohilu been mo filled With',
molasses and luou tons hud to be run1;
into the sea, because of lack of ships
equipped to tuke it away. , .
The storage of ships equipped with
tanks to haul molasses was primarily '
caused by the withdrawal of the Mat
son vessels, anil lately more especiaUy"
bv the diverting of the Lurliiie and
.Ma una. Since then the only ships hr
which the molasses could bu exported .
were the tiil tankers calling at Island
lorts, as hardly any of the new ships
now iu the Island services have oil or
molasses tauks.
Prices which can now be secured for '
molasses are at present uncertain, it la '
-i I by Clinton .1. llutchiiis, who has
been engaged for a number of year
iu marketing Hawaii molases. Until.'
recently, when the government under
took the regulating of the market price
of alcohol, the molasses prices wero :
soaring constantly at one time reach
ing a priec of forty five dollars n ton
In Chicago. The freight rale between
heie and San Francisco is 'v.50 a ton
ami from there to Chicago about $12.
After the price reached this high
figure it was so high it could no longer
be used as cat t le feed nu I he ('oust it i
said, where from twelve to fifteen dol
lars was considered the maximum pri
which would be paid for this use.
Prt Will Be High
While it is not pmluible thnt under
gov eminent regulation of the price of
alcohol, Hawaii producers will receive
twenty dollars or more a ton for thoir
molHsaa'S, the price is bound to be high
as compared In 1 1n- price when export
ing first began in 1010 at seven or
eight dot's is a tmi. In l'.Uf, V.M 7. lla
wai;s export of molasses aotouutud to
litiO'Hl tons, valued at 10'J.lMHi.
Twenty fiv e, of the fin t eight plan
tations of Hawaii are now- equipped
for the storing and sliiiipini of mo
lassos, although none of the plantations
on the Maud of Kauai has ever ;
shipped anv.
Many of the plantations have al
ready entered into contracts with tho
Hucar Factors for the marketing of
their molasses end others urn expect
ed te do so Utter.
w. s. a
cisl) Attempts uioiT"iiu 1
d foffl-
lives of ofti-
oii( uf tku .Vurtiinn ariiiv are iioreas
ng in fionuesev. is the report contain
ed in orticial despatches ftom Nvvitr.er
Isnd which cloarlv i'uliinticg the break
in.,' down (if inor.'t'c and disciplino
anions the A ustro II initial ia as.
It is leported that the ooinmiindunta
of several corns In the Austrian army
have avlv iscd the ntticct" uf their Him
iiiandcr to make sure that thev have
their revolvers on them when thev are.
in the rear of the army or of their
divisious. I
w.a.a. ;"H
i'or a Weak Stomach
' a lo'uctiil nle all you need to do
i- ti. admit a diet suited to vnnr age
and no. upaloiu nnd In keci. v. nr howtvU
lefilur When von feet that yoli havo
Men to uh and when const ipated,
take one of 'huiubci lain ' Tablets. Ftlf
eulc by Bcusun, teuiitU Co. Adv. ; ,

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