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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, September 27, 1918, Image 2

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"A iv' , '. , ,
nmmiiiiiiH' iniiui iniwi imnni til i ivi r n
buiiumuno buuu uuvcmimmi tialo p
In Spite of Labor Shortage Next
Year Should Shew Outturn
. '' : Equal To the Last
Smaller Area Has Been Planted
For Following Year and De-
crease Mustlhen Com
Proridp't thr nn h- nhtaim-.l t li
nrMry lntr for tin' -n 1 1 i ri u nf tn
tana acxt TriH( inl :irlv minimrr ,
tvhan th jiiicpn re Ht tlifir Iw-st. ir !
if rlimatir flin)itinu nrf ti thnt tbc
eane doei r-K it h Ik t tlar mi
til little later, tlifrr in rotiHoo " '
ppf t a splemliil pr''liii't inn of II:iwmi
Ian auar, a mif -n xi i rti tl in m-
of that of this year.
Ti lUll rop Uns nut li rl t In- -ft- ,
liaekt that tlip 1!IS m,p hn.l. It
true that vnailition l(Mikid bail on
Maui and in tlie dry lei-tioni of Ha- ,
wail last fall ht later cc.oil weather
Wade up for the aettiack of fhe drought j
nd some (It'ldM were entirely or almoxt j
entirely rvplantud when the droulit ,
coded. On pui'h plnntatioaa the eiwts ,
Will b hiuher hut the increased price ,
will help make up for thia.
OOlMtltkKM Good I
It ia generally nurneil in nil of the
Teportd from nil of the Islamla that the
next rnne limkn fine. It ia true that
p-aaa and weeds have come up in xomi
tf tha fields hut for the pant several
Treeka, ever since the call of the jfuard
nl the of the draft, practically ell i
available men have been engaged in the
harveat of thin crop and the planting
cf tha-lStSSV. Now attention eaa be uiv-
en t the cultivation of the next crop.
Thus there remain iteveral months to !
bring in labor or to aerure labor from '
noma aontee before tlus rane is at its
leat in .juice. TubIIv thin comes Irtte
in April, w Uay. uul la June, la such
event It will be too noun to utilize (
aehool labor but some times climatic ;
eonditiona are such that the cane mn-
turea later and it thia be the case next
?'ear achool labor, even more extensive-
y than this year, might be used. There .
ia, too, the possibility, or at least there
ia the hope, that some source of supply .
may meantime be found.
Word Trom Washington
Royal I. Mead, manner of the Sugir 1
Planters ' labor bureau, is expected
back from Washington within the next
few days. He may hsve something to
report on tb labor situation but hope
re not large that will briny nnv
definite promises of r lief. He ean per
haps give aone definite information i f
vhat hopes for securing Oriental labor
may be entertained.
Aftat a long delay, during a year of
which the question has been activNy
ngltnted, the territory has at leaith .
aurUoiontry awn ken cd to take ao active
stand for Chinese lulxr, or at least the
business community has finally been
awakened and now cnuimcrijial oriiu
izations are in line with resolutions.
It ia reported, however, that, since the
ehamber of commerce is now on record
as favoring the bringing of Chinese
labor northing more will be done until
Kuhio finishes his ct.inpaign. The prim
ary campaign .lee October 4 but a
new campaign will sturt almost imnie
diately and Inst another month so there -Iss.
apparently, to be nothing done for
o bout six weeks longer. TJieu it nia.v
be that a delegation will lie sent to
Washington to ceriv the proposal there
and anppart the Kuhio bill
PlaaUrs On Record
For the first tune the l'lanters may j
be aaiil to be on iecord for i:. 1'axon
Bishop, chairninu of the labor cuiumit t
tee, bus spoken clearly and forcibly and
it may be assumed that he represented I
the Planters in so doing. Heretofore it j
has been tl pell policy of the I'lant ;
crs to lav u statement of conditions be
lore officials in Washington und accept
the relief that whs offered an I they
deliberately refrai I fn.in openly ad-
vocatiag the iidnns-uni of ( bincse
Possible Relief
It appear to be coiisideicil unllKeiv
that any reinothnl legislat mn uould be
secured before the end of this session
War measures are occupy in, the atten
tion of the national legislature and it
is unlikely that either party or on.np;h
of both parties to give a majority,
would on the eve of election vote for
the admission of Oriental labor wl
organiceit labor is still iipposed to i'
After eltitiou there might bo a
"change of sentiment" but it i- -life
Vice President of Tokio Chamber
of Commerce Coming To ,
United States
Keizn Yainushiiia, vice-president . f
tho Tokio chambor of commerce, the
largest eomaieriu organisation m
Japan, hne Immsu named by thut body
as an unofficial "bunjness ambassador"
to the I'uitod Htutes, uecording to wind
received here from Tokio. He will
Visit the I'uiUil Statue U the near
Effect Upon New York Markets
Believed To Be Negligible
By Sugar Brokers
MUV Y ' I H K . V.,t, mber In . rd
i i u in advice- received from .Iiivh. the
K c 1 he r iii rids Indies cm it n rn .mi t hns fin
ally I :i I tie step ot eslHldishing
mii iui mi f. r .faa .sugars. The
pr i--i h I' . ... i ire 7 ' , .i Id ei s fur nc -
ero;. -ii'l; .; ind 7 g.iih!e:s for old
cm-.. 1 I. .';:i These (igu:' are
eipn :!i ,' :ii p-e-o it evi hllllje I :i t .
to ' . ' - '. ' o '. i ent er pound, re
S e. t V '
Adame On Current Rp.tes
The pci this established repre-ent
fill .:.!. :l e ot' ohe halt lllt.ler per
po-ul, oi nl. i. ' I s , erts li r hnildrel
p Is, i.wr the rnrient ipiotatious at
the end of . I nne, as repotted by the
Bat-' via M.uiiet Keport and I'nces Cur
rent ( I'otat ii. ii rt that date were
I 7."i guilder., t'-.i nev crop and 11.3(1
guilders for old crop supe-ior sugars,
ronn ll equivalent to ':.( nml !?.t4
ci.t per pound, respectively.
Klfert i veness is appaicutly to be gi.
en to the new otlicial prices by the use
of the government's power of control
oer exports, as it is stated that export
liren.'es will not be granted for sugars
sold below the fixed prices.
Effect Awaited
In trade circles here interested in the
Kast Indian market the news of the
Netherlands Indies government 'a actiou
was received with great interest, and
with much .speculation ns to it A prob
able eTect upon the future marketing
of .lavas abroad and especially upon
the negotiations that have been on foot
for disposing of a considerable quan
tity of .lava sugar in the United States.
In general the opiuiou held was that
this effect would be negligible, as the
main obstacle to marketing the .lava
crop at the present time is not price,
but lack of available tonnage.
To Assist Producers
Tin government's action is cousid
ere. I in these quartos to have been dic
tated primarily by the desire to intro
duce grea'er stability into the Java
market and so to a-sist the producers
in ebtnining necessary Iohiis for financ
ing their crops. The establishment of
fixed minimum prices, it is pointed out,
will contribute to this result in two
unvs. I'ust, bv keeping prices from
sinkini' to a leel liei . the actual cost
of making sugar; and second, by giving
i'lo bunks a stable basis on which to
figure in making loans,
i The need for such a basis has been
' increasingly apparent, it is said by men
'smiliar with conditions in Java, as th.i
banks have been growing more and
iin-re chary of making udvunces as the
price of sug;ir has le. lined, on the
gii.uud 'hat there uu- no visible hot
torn in the market unlet the eoinlit i.uis
heretofore existing.
Follovs Bad Blunip
An attempt to remedy these condi
- ns. through com cited action for tin'
in 'i 1 1 ten a u e of ro es, was made by
r'l mi ai t in .it ucei s following the slump
i the iiiiiiM'i l:t-' war At that time
';ir;. i int.. of -uiir which had n
!: '! In en sold woe taken back by the
lil'.'buii- li ;wi M'eiapt to check the
li-lii"' and an age'iii-cat tor united ac
T.i n was ria -hed l.v a majority of tin,
sng : im-ii. ' i ITei t was defeated.
Ii-oo'vii. b tin- refusal of a few firms
to . in iii tin agieeinoit and by their
I rOi.tri.i e iii i iittnig under the quota
to.i made hv those in the agreeinen t .
I It is beliewd, therefore, thut (hi.-,
I I u i o 1 1 s t rat ioii of tin- inability of the
sugar men t. .ope with the problem by
nor own elToits, coupled with repre
sentaliolls i the piovlucers and the
banking Il.i if the necessity for
' i e lob'q.ia'i ineasiiri s, have had
lion, h ti. do with bringing about the
i a- lion now taken by the go on merit .
! A coiinni.sn.il i cpi eseut i rig all the
principal i ml us I r n s of the Netherlands
! Indies wn- appointed some months Hio
I to i iiiiM.li i an I repoit upon economic
j r a I 1 1 1 1 1 list t tal problems, and while no
i i . t' . ' r r ri a t ion : to the conclusions reach
I e.l b the i olll III I - .oi n has been lecei
I ed HI this ' o.lllTM, it is suggested, also,
I tha' in all lil.clih I its findings may
l.-IM' had the elTecl of spUMIIg the g IV-
1 i i a in ii t a ut h. 1 1 it les to action.
to foii'CllSt IIO Vote ill Jit least llo fflVOt
ble vote vm'I be given to K lllno 's
tticn-oiie at tins session, and this would
lelav aition until eiirlc next year at
tin I'.est.
! The 0"n . -i,,p has aln-ii ly "offered
fit in lab.. i sloofage slender rii.n
'has I'lii lanfc.l nnd the time for
planting us almost i.v.i. This is look
ing more than huh vent ahead but to'
, I he I la 1 . I I, t H I f t ho e I- hope for
a i rop that will be as Luge or larger
than thai ot tins will.
I itiiK p...;. .. tl . ,. It II lulu on Ins
.vav 1- Il ' land
' The in ,, On 1 business all. I. lis
, sa.l to ' ' is t.. i li lo.-o (editions,
. ..in nml ill In, -i i-. b. lu i en I In'
two ...i.i.t i I i h ai . t .. play a pro-
in 1 1. ' 1 1 1 ait in the i 'a . i In- . .in me 1 1 in I
whi, the I uiti-.l Mates and Japan. As
i 1
' this WUI Is t., be lu.r d on most V Ig
.qouslv i' iini.t an... ul.iv. mutual un
i do St a ll'l lllg detieli to two tuitions
I is 'UOSt t'h-el!tial iilel lil w 11 - given as
the chief I. U.SOH 1,1 -. n.lilig ,v the Tu
hii. ihaiiil.o a business anibassa
do' ' o A m i ii a
Mi ;i marl. iT.ii is ti.,- .i, . i, lent ,,f the
; Y am u sit i ii a Salvate 1 .nipauv ot It.Um
I a nd a leader in t lie lm lite of
t he .1 a pan a pita 1 He will spend
j se v o a I In on I lis III u t . a In lm.. he
completes Ins important mission.
LANTATION cottages wait occupants. Scores of cottages of th?s type on the various plan
tations of the Islands are awaitinz occupants. The draft and the call of the guard, the de
parture of many Portuguese for the mainland because of the lure of
other highly paid occupations, have left many of 'these cottages, built
worker who has a family, tenantless.
Supply Yet To Be Shipped Small
er Than Hoped But Nearly j
Double Last Year's
Sugar shipments for September, up to
i yesterday, have been 4."i,7s:( tons of
which .'It', "-To whs Sugar Factors and
nuns tons was Western sugar. Indira
tnins woe that define the close of the
sii)rar year, which will end next Mini
day night, at bast n,(i(H tons more
.1,11 leave the Islands. From Hilo, es
pecially, reports are good and tl nd
of the sugar year is expected to see
all of the Hilo sugar, with the sole ex
ception of Hamakua mill, cleaned no
There will then still remain for slpp
moit. assuming thut tins month's de
parturcs are r,r,U0(l tuns, about Mt.OlMl
tons us against some I.'I.IMMI tons d:st
This year's crop was approximately
7 a .01 Ml tons smaller than that of last
vear so figures show that shipments
to the close of the sugar year have
deen about Itn.noil tons short of those
to the same dn'e in Hll 7
With the vessels now loading s.igar,
oi soon to lead, movements for the hrst
tew days of neit month promise to be
bvelv and the anxietv at Washington
to keep up the supplies of sugar on
the mainland indicates that the move
ments for (''liber may be equal to
those of this month, and would leave
only about 'JIl.tMin tons of the present
i-ioi to move in November and Ic
conber. i
In the amount of sugar that still re
mains to be shipped, or to be ground
and shipped i reflected the labor short
a-je for the harvest has been some
what delayed in the grind and then
came the labor shortage.
It works some hardships on the boo-'
keeping system of the plantations to
Iimvc this it in 1 1 1 1 it t of late sugar foi a
September .10 close of the sugar year
necessitates a lot of carrving foiwni I
or currying over. j
Final a I ra ii i't in t nt s for the market
li, g "I molasses by the Sugar l-'a.-tios
Company have not yet deen i onipl. led,
reports to the .ITecl that all arrange
inoits had been made nut w it list i; n li ng
So fur us th. ma i k ! i ng arrange
in. nts on the man. land go there is
dot lit I U' left to be done, it Is undo
stood, and few obstacles in th. v.iv
s vet the mailer of suitable ship
pn g has to be settled and it is cii.e. '.
el t I a t this i ill i i.m.. Ill iue seas, .a
! All of the molasses cainers haw be. n
Ink iff and the new vessels that
, hint been I'll rr ' " -ugnr ale not ht' l
I for the taking ot uiolasi-s. As the
j jov ei nnieiit ilesires the syrup as an as j
irtance to sugar conscrv a I ion , it is con i
sideled likely that the nl'tesMliy ar
I langoneiits will be colupli te l.
- - w. i. a. -- - !
1 W ASIII.VOTON. Sept. .1 Production '
'of sorghum sv rup in the Cnite.l States;
'this vein is estimated bv the Oepuit I
i inoit of A g rn-ult lire, on the basis oft
j August i-rop reports, nt .! I ..P.'ll.non gal
Ions, or l'.s;,r,.iinn gollons less Ihan in I
1!I7 Tin' area in soighiini cane is
I given as ,;.il,704 a. res, winch is !l.l per
rent of last v ear's acieage. Nearly -I "i
percent of the Iota! prospective piolio
' tion is a-signed to Alubaina, with Ken
.lucky, Tennessee and Mlssollti follow
! trinidadVs8hor,tage
I Triiiiiliid 'n si. ai production tor the
' seasyu of IU'7 Is, (list i loKi'd. has
; been the smallest of anv v III t.llo ti
I'.M'J I.!, the t ot ii 1 o. nt. ii a, a. i or ling
I lo figures compiled dv Ivlgur Tripp
land Coinpunv, I null ,r.0.iis7 ordi
1 ii u r v tons, as against 7ti,.tliv Ions IHr
I last ear.
Preferable To Salt In Some Re
spects But Costs More
A note in the t Queensland Agricul
t.iral Journal, il nwa attention to the
employment of su-jar iuntem) of salt as
a preservative for nieat.-
It is sta el th'it hoins inav be placed
in "pickle," If it is pisXsShle so to
call it nf sugar and iiiolaijves. The
fresh hams are flrat well Tubbed with
powdered sugar, nnd left undisturbed
for some weeks.
When cooked the meat does not pres
cut the re I appearance of the brine
cured article, hut looks more like fresh
pork. The taste, however, is snid to
be like thnt of ham, only a little sweet
er. It is stated in the same journal thnt
experiments have been made under the
direction of the 'French minister of
agriculture, which demonstrate that
su"lir ' possesses some advantage over
salt ns un aient for preserving ment.
It is pointed out that, sftlt absorbs a
portion of the nutritive auhutance and
of the flavor of the ment, and the
more deeply it enters thV tissues so
much the more readily does if deprive
meat of some nutritive substances of
genuine importance. Powdered sugar,
on the contrary, forms round the meat
a sort of solid crust, which removes
very little juice from the meat, anil
dues not alter its taste. It is sufficient
In immerse the meat in water, before
cook i ng.
It is true, however, that nreservini;
meat dv sinr costs a little more
than does preservation dy salt.
- w. a, a. s
SAN FHANCISCO, August lilt ( A
suoHletl I'resHi Just 11)0 sugar beet
mills in I lie Tinted States are now j
ready to turn out sugar to furnish
eiiogy to our soldiers as soun us the
harvesting of the sugar beet crop be
gins, according to advices received here
from the dinted States department off
ng i icult in e.
sixteen ol' the mills, with ciipiicitics
ranging from a few hundred tous to i
7t if tons each twenty four hours, were
in 1!H7 to help handle .the l!tll
Seventeen mills svere built iu
in Wvoining, Idaho, Nebraska,
liregon, Colorado, Montana, Iowa,
i i op.
I ' t a h
California and Washington.
California had the first sugar beet
mill in the baited States. This was
built in IS7II.
beet mm
WASHINGTON. Sept. X- Aniioune
ino thai "Need for adlitVoiinl auger
const rv at ion in the I'm led States is
reflected by estimates of eur domestic
beet sug'ii crop this year,'' the food
ailiuinistiataou, in a atateuieut issued
today, says that after securing ami
nveiligiiitf estimates from; the three
most trustworthy nourses Ujvailable, it
fi in I is a probable docieaee In domestic
beet sugar production of 5.J percent.,
compared with lust year.
This icpusilits about 38,0011 tons
of sugar and indicates that the pro
tin. lion fm the 11118 1:1 scutum will b
i bout 7".'i,oii0 tous. Previous uiiolti
i nil i'sl iinntes from trade stairces have
plat ed the probable production at fig
ores vsiyiiiij; from 700,000 to 7t.t,.riilO
higher wages in munition and
to accommodate the plantation
h'fi?" ': A '.-.-I-''.
Sulphate of Ammonia Shipments
i Will Be Resumed and Ships
Are Secured From Chile
1 T1it will h"' no "TwiMnr' nf fertili?
; vrn for many mnntliH n ronn', if nt nil,
' iro idt'd thnt (irornii - nr' 'm; :. Not
1 nitlv hn n snjtply nf' rutrnt1 wuftir-
i itt to 'at mort1 thmi s imi iiioiiIIih
hern prtiniid !mt tlirrc will nlso hi
; n Hiipply of snlphntf ntnmouin, n forti'.i
I r.pr whirh houu nt tli Flttwniinn plant
I ntions prefer to tlic -"liiltnn Nitrates.
J 'ahle Uilvirt'h s!r rvct i v oi hv the
l'ertilzr com pun v this w eek tli i ig
I the Iim'uI (iftie to expect hipi-nt'iit
j whi'"h hfive heen prevei.tftl fnj Hevcral
litonrbn pant. Thi tn anv will re
reie the ttulphati's of uuin oii.n pr- 1
oiisly nought li iii i i' r ihr ul-l eontlHrtH
ainl not rieliveiril unl feernl tlnniJit'd
tutiH heiiie. Hi nee t lie ciil it i fo nfli
plnced nn miiI.'h of tilts tertili.er nil
thnt hn tome here u heen brought
f ron i ('atiuou wheie thnrr hitM been no
emhfl rjo.
()n the nitrnte sitiiatinn the news
eentinue t o improve. Cuio- ni e on
the way. It in un..1--! ftm..! that Hhijiping
i.riHTii-nientfi for all uf the IftO.ilOO toad
firnt releiu el ha s e In pertVeteil ad
Vther shipping a i run'einentri Mtale fur
the niovi'inent oi' the li it at Id ()()() t u s
of the additional L'o.ODil w Inch would
mean that tu rauemeiitM t"r the moving
nf L'o.i'OU tofm ha e been inatle, it ti v o
nionlii.. Hiipply, and thut there m avail
ble Itt.noi) tonR for whuli shipping ar
l;ii j.eitM'iit m yt b; v to he made.
W hen t lie n ex iKt ed a feeling nf
alarm an to the ret-ei pt of t ji Lilizer,
i was -fiitj that TnHUi ions of Uvo fer
tili'errt vNiMihJ ht needed eadi month
tor ms' oral niontliH to keep th lielda
in ful I pi ttduct tee condition. The re
Cent new uiueH a Hijpply for more
than he ven month mi iIiim baniN oi a
lartti Mipplv for that niany tuonlliH. It
in elpeeted. Iio.vrvei, thnt leaonnble
teonomv will be eieicited to foreHtatl
a Hlmitae In.er if similar putiditioiiH
Q riHc.
The fertiliser eniiipaiii. h wen .ilde t
ti(te u er :i di licnte n t nat 10a and to
ninke dt lierieH of rm nntotiiit that wan
JumI miiiicieiit to l('et th most urgent
requirement"- ,nt a time that wan ad
tiiittedly eritieftl. There wmh .) neare
tlnown int'i the plaiiteiM, 11 it it turiUHl
nit that 1 he dav eoold be unci and it
hai beeit. How HerioiiH it hiin reynrd
id was l iwii by the stepN taken when
Seiretaiv l.une u here.
Ni.w th fertilizer bualion !i;ts been
dihiiii4.ed .ith the hiippia bliaboo
und rhf nrrv u er prieen and the
I'lnntet me left with a single eaime
for vtniry, ihe labor -hurtne.
The American beet minr factory at
Hoe k y Kord , 'id iii' ad ti, will open i I h
eainpaiyn Oeluber Hi, neeordiii to Man
aer Noblt . The labor problem hnn
been possibly tin hardest problem to
Kolvt, but (he Mexican people who for
yeari-t hae been under the Hood of the
revolution are lad to emerge, at leant
for a time, f row t hei r hind and are
eoinin in imreaHin numbers to hoiiic
uf the farm in the Htnithern part of
the Tinted Htalen. They even help in
the t-untalonpe and nit-umbci fbdda.
. W. B. B.
The old custom fong in vogue iu I. on
is-ianu of selling an oilin- output of a
factoi'. to one puii husei has to be piac
tised now with close attention to the
rules and regulations leqiining cerl'fi
cutes for all sui;ar sold, and the ten
tla.v rule prohibit mi; auv inanu fact urer
from selling uioie than ten duys ahead.
tonjisiana Wails At1
Of LIJor For ugar
Planter . Denies Report That
Workers Can Be Had If Paid
Sufficiently' -and Says Many
Planters WiH Abandon Cane
Crop " '1 1 -
Moat pessimist if on the subject ot
the l-oulsiana sugar crop nnd lalmr
conditions the Louisiana Planter In its
issue of September 7 saya Ike state
has been drained of labor apd 'farmers
are etpectel a abanitoa eane growing.
The Planter has Vieen Inclined to hit
teruess on all points connected with
sugar control as the government has
handled it. and usually refers to the
mignr committee as the "national su
gn committee of refiners.
fts article on the labqr situation
follow s:
"I'lnn'ers protestel loudly this week
a;rninst tbe statements made by certain
ngeti's of the government employment
boar lis to the eff sot that if tha nigar
tiiouuei-rs wssra svllllng to pa mosay
for their field labor tksiy eould get
nil thnt they wnnted. This is not so,
and figures and facts prove that these
declarations are extremely incorrect.
" It has been authoritatively esti
mated that something like 60,000 labor
era have left I-ouiaiana to become era
ployed ia tha. fabulously high, wage
ttistricts of the United States, It has
also been estimated that Hie draft has
taken 20,000 laborers from tbe state,
and if we add to thia total of 70,000
luboiers out of the State that were at
one time in it, the 10,000 Who have
foand employment within the Rtate in
new war industries, at wages that un
der present sugar price conditions the
sugar planters cannot commence to
hiiik about paying them, we shall hnva
a grand total of HO, 000 men taken
out of the ncriculjural labvX sla.ss
which had, before the war,.. bet ear
ly adoiiuate to meet the sugar belt
and other agricultural sections' needs.
The labor outlook has not one more
ray of hope now than it had a month
or two months ago. Everybody ia
"orkin'j hard to trv to solve It. but
the only solution possible seems to be a
high enough pric.e fer sugar to justify
verv much higher wages. Home Texas
farmers and hands In district of that
Stele that srere damaged by the
drought nf thia summer are expected
come for the sugar harvest, and
there is still considerable ' effort being
made nlonif Mexican lines.
Growing Conditiona
"The weather continues warm and
dry and the eane lac therefore, showing
remarkable development. Noue of the
fnntories have yet started to talk of
starting to grind, while the thought
nf the planters is now turning to the
subject of cooler weaiher soon. Ma
turing temperatures will soon be de
sirable. "In Plaquemines Parish, under the
influence of rains about two weeks
sgn the cane for the new Stella factory
bus jumped ahead considerably. It is
o'cttv hi eh and thick. Klsewliere pn
the east bank the cane looks very sat
isfactory. Harlem plantation, in Pin
qiionines. has a very creditable crop
of eme this yenr.
"The only spots in the sugar belt
where rs'n was had this past week
"c-e Franklin, Opelousaa and New Or
leans and the rainfall in all of these
sections mif together would not equal
fwo inches in the last e Pek. It h is
been an exceptionally dry week in
the sugar cane parishes.
"There is a steadily growing feel
ini' among suvar cane men against tbe
planting of cane for next year. A re
port from St. Martin says that the
planters feeling that the price of suirir
is not in keeping with tbe eoat of oth
er products and price of production,
are disposed to absndon eane growing
nnd gn into other less expensive crops.
The reoort ndds that it would not sur
prise the reporter to see stubble as the
mils- cane grown In some section of Ht.
x,nctln for the next year's eron. This
fediiiK is prevalent all over the belt
and is not confined to any particular
parish or locality.
Refuses To Resign From Street
Car Company
Maintaining that he was a loyal
American, despite the fact that he was
president of the Hermanns Hnuhue, a
tierinan organisation wnieh la now
being investigated by the federal an
thorities, F.mil Klemme, an employe of
Die Kapid Transit Company refused to
resign from his posit iou tu the face
of a petiliou signed by thirty or more
of his co workers, who asked for his
Kleinma said yesterday that he was
a resident of tbe Territory for the
past thirty years ami that be became
a uatursli.ed t'itir.eu fifteen years ago.
He saitl that his wife aud uot ha had
bought $iion worth of German bou.ls,
which she gave to a nephew, who hail
been crippled in the war. He said
r tut t the Hermanns .Hoe hue was an
American institution, that it was uow
being investigated by the federal au
Understanding When He Left
Washington Was It Affected
New Sugar Crops Only
None of tha old crop sugar will get
tha. saw price Is tbe announcement
which T. H. Petrie, one of the 'eoM
mittee from the Planters' Association
which visited' the aapltal to tell the
food administration - of costs of pro
duction : of Hawaiian sugar and the
price that was necessary to make the
industry profitable nnd to encourage
production. He says that the under
standing wa.1, when he left Washing
ton, that the new price of 7.3A fer
raw, was not to go into effect on some
day certain but was to affect the new
crops as they came in.
Mr. Petrie loft Washington the day
after the price was announced and
since 'hat time the cable advices thnt
have beian received here, in reply to
inquiries,' indicate that tbe new 'price
will go into effect at some date cer
tain whes the first deliveries of the
nw Cnban crop are rnaoV
Sugar men here consider it unlikely
that, irrespective of the time of hnrv
vesling and grinding, sugar that ar
rived from Tuba in mid December1, new
crop, should receive a higher priro
than sugar which ia received from' Ha
waii on the same day and eqilally that
some bags of sugar from Hawaii re
ceived at the refinery points in Jann
ary should receive a higher price than
other bags, arriving on the same steam
er, tbe one being old and the other
new crop raws. "But then," as one
shivpper expressed it, "some funny
things are being done in these days."
So it may be that Mr. Petrie has the
correct information. I'p to the time
he. left Washington there hnd been no
time for discussion nf such points. He
says, however, that n the discussion
of prices the matter of a dnte was not
tnei!ioned, the discussion centering en
tirely on what the new erop would
' Mr. Petrie was unable to sny what
if auy results had heen secured on the
labor situation. Mr. Mend had that
subject in hnnd ami w ill be back with
in the next few days when he rran
speak for himself. The labor problem,
in all branches of industry is tbe big
''problem on the mairrland just as it Is
in the sugar and pineaonle Industries
in this territory and this affects the
skilled and the unskilled. With hun
dreds of 4 thousands from either class
taken for the army nnd the navy and
hundreds of thouaauds more taken for
essential war industries production,
every other industry is cramped for
labor as never before.
Mr. Petrie, with .1. W. Wuldron nnd
R. D. Vend, went to Washington aa a
committee of the Planters' Associa
tion the chief purpose of their trip
beinir to present Hawaii's case in re
rn'd to price for the next crop raws.
The nriee secured was even better
than had been hoped for at home but,
as Mr. Petrie expressed it, "no higher
than renuired to assure a fair profi
with costs as high as thev are and
"iniinfiiiif hbrher. Mr. Wal.lron was
chairman of the committee and will
return on the next steamer from Van
couver. Mr. Mend will reach home
before him.
Speakinvr of t'eneral conditions on
he mainland Mr. Potrie said that
Washington is n citv with n population
e"re than half as lnrge acmin as it Is
e'e to nrorierlv house and nccommo
dnte. (Ireat offices have sprung no
"here there w ce on'v small ones be
fo-e. ee'v ones have been created, and
p'overnwent business and tovernment
ennloyes have been multiplied many
t irnes.
Thmi'snds of young men, girls. oH
men and women, lire now emploved in
these offices nnd Mr. Petrie wondered
how some nf them were able to (ret
nlonr o "n'nries received with living
cos oi hi'j'i nnd still reaching higher.
In New York, he found conditions
litCe ct.inrM.,1 tho njtv ss hustling and
bus" end r-o" ded n e-e. but women
more in evidence in business life than
eve" "fo-p.
It is war nnd p'onratinn 'or win
nn" tho eve"whcre on the main.
,Jnnd I'o.inliibi snenia oiiiet and
nln-.r .-.. ft,,, we1" In cninftrsfn.
thorities aud thut he would be satis
fied with the ultimate outcome of thia
Not all of the employes of the Bupal
Transit Company signed the petition
asking for Kleinnie's removal. Atrong
tit majority of Klemme 's co woVkers,
the general opinion seems to In that
this is a matter that should be investi
gated ami settled by the iiuauugement.
Muuager Stuart .lohnsiii snid lust
light that as far as he knew, K Win mo
was O. K. a far us h;.a A mericauism
was concei I. He sabt (hat he wonid
make a thorough inv instigation of the
matter, however, and thut if there was
any question us tu Klemme 's loyalty,
he would have to go,
- - W. 8. S.
Miss Okubo, u young .In pun esc nurse
who arrived hoe recently from Japan,
was yesterday denied entry into Ha
wnil on a ground that she is not a gra
duate nurse, und is detained at the lo
cal federal humiliation slutiorf. (She is
a girl of sixteen years of uge and ia a
graduate nf u nurses' training school
iu the Nngatu prefect ure, Japan, but
as she wus gi minuted from the school
ufter unending only a yeur the local
iminigrat iou uHiuiala ruled that she
eannol to considered us a graduate
nurse. Hhe came here tn work as a
nurse at the new Japanese hospitul ia
this city.

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