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OCTOBER 1, 1918.
T1ie Week In the War
NOT'slncc thljf horrific 'war was thni$t upon an
tin wifl mg world by the unthinkable Hun ha
there ben a wetk In which the news ha carried
so much hbfi fofahd inspiration to the defender
of civilization. From Palestine, from the Balkan
and from the Western profit there have poured
forth each day glad tidings of great joy, deep and
; replete wih significance and Importance and clear
ly Indicative of impending defeat for iniquity and
victory for righteousness.
. Most far reaching in Importance of all of this
Important news has been that from Macedonia
where alone a front bT one hundred and thirty
miles it would appear that the Bulgarians and their
Teuton Allies have been shattered, their lines sev
ered at numerous points and their forces engaged
, in a retreat so hurried as to resemble an utter rout.
The comparatively meager details of this fighting
that have thus far reached here do not make jt
clear where the Bulbars have fled but show a re
tirement so rapid as to be most difficult of cool
prehension. This news indicates an utter collapse
are on it before Metz, the Americans are not more
than five miles from it on the Meuse, the French
are almost as close to it in the vicinity of La Fere
and before Cambrai and on the Scarpe "River the
British are within five to ten miles of it. Thus it
is clear that the Hindenburg line ,in longer held
intact although not .-a :ingle, nneofdafense but
rather extensive systems whichl are In place at
least of a depth of ten miles. Bent almost to the
breaking at so many points, military observers are
prepared to fee the retirement to the secondary
line of defenses along the whole Western front
and the news this morning indicates that it is al
ready in progress.
Each day there have come reports of prisoners
taken by the Allies, those reported in two days last
week being nearly thirty-five thousand and every
day from several hundred to several thousand.
These losses the foe cannot continuously bear
without evident serious effects. Under such losses
the morale must break in time. It is evident the
fo was Seriously weakened by 'the great cost in
man power of its offensive and, is now paying the
price. But heavy losses are continuing and it is
of the Bulgarians and when Uskub is in the hands! question of; time when the breaking point is
of the Serbs or their Allies the victory will have
been complete for it would cut off from communi-i
' cation other than with Austria all of the enemy In
. Albania and in Montenegro.
If this indication of the collapse of Bulgaria shall
be borne out by later events, Bulgaria will have
; to. accept such terms as the Allies will offer and
this will mean the cutting off of Turkey from its
Allies and the forcing of that country to capitu
late as the Russian and Ukraine treaties forced
Rumania to accept Teutonic terms. It would
mean that the Allies could and would outflank the
: Austrians in Albania and in Montenegro and force
-Austria to establish a defensive line upon its own
frontier, to do which forces might lave to be. with
drawn' from Italr.
In Siberia the original purposes of the Allied
expedition have been successfully accomplished
nd the imposed task is completed though it is now
likely that plans and purposes will be further ex
,'.-) In Northern Russia the Allied advance presses
ateadily forward and each day more territory Is
, being freed from th-yoke of the Bolshevik tools of
the Teutons. Junction of the forces of Russia arid
those of Siberia have been completed and the 1
, lied forces are protecting -and' supporting the
l .Ciecho-Slovak forces in their struggle for the com
plete control of the country. In Siberia the danger
of Teutonic control appears to have been eliminat-
cd and its menace permanently ended.
It is on the Western front where our own forces
reached- No longer on the offensive, the Huns are
admittedly on the defensive and a defensive army
never won a victory, says General Foch. This
defense may last long but vflth the increased re
sources given the Allies by the United States in
fighters of the finest type and in supplies and in
food the preponderance will grow steadily for the
Allies and the strength of the foe will be sapped by
these steadily continuing losses which it is unable j
to recoup as has the arrival of the Americans re
couped the Allies.
There is every reason for hope and the utmost
confidence but no reason for over confidence.
There must be no halt for it is still a long, long
way to Berlin and Germany has many defenses
from which its forces must yet be driven until the
Hun is ready to accept, glad to take whatever
terms may be offered to him, when he will not
Seek to dictate, not even offer but humbly and
whiningly beg for mercy.
w. a. a.
Brave Men Timid Dollars
lJ EVER in the history of the world have men
ElH been braver than they are today. Never has
the Death of Battles stalked in a more hideous or
more terrifying form. Men in thousands have
braved the terrors of the sea, the dread typhoon,
the obscuring fog, the iceberg and the hidden reef.
Thev have fought battles, ship to ship, when gun
belched Into gun and sharpshooters fired from the
ficrhttnir toftfi, Vtit never before have they faced
are and even before the entry of our country intoJtne un8een( terror, that sneaks through the dark
he-" war and the arrival of our troops we
have seemed to be more intimately associated with
'", that war theater, the one closest to home and the
1 one on which the war was to be won or lost.
.'.'All of the news from this theater has been orer-
; whelmingly. favorable to the Allies. From Verdun
air tost to the Channel Ports there have been made
. v new and further gains.
'Once more our own gallant fighters have been
thrown into, the fray, fighting under their own ctro
; manders and with American prepared plans, shoul
der to shoulder with the French fifth army which
' holds the Westerly half of the forty mile line.
Once more American dash and American spirit
, i fcas carried our forces forward and hurled the
; enemy back. This attack was as forecast after the
" American successes in the elimination of the St.
Mihiel salient when it was said the next thrust
" .'might be northward in the vicinity of Verdun. It
; ;i against the very keystone of the German arch
of defense and if continued will sever communica-
tion with Laon from the southeast.
Wv: Laon, lying within the "big corner" of the Hin
v, denburg line is regarded as the keystone of the
' whole German System there the line which ran
" southerly from the Channel turns eastward. Hun
i. dreds of German batteries have been installed in
: Ihe screened ravines about the city and in the
Forest of St. Gobain which has been a practically
J. '.impregnable defense for the city and for the Chem
V in des Dames line. These defenses will be made
of little use if communications shall be cut and
supplies kept out.
''... . To the. west and southwest of Laon the French
--" advance has continued meeting stouter resistance
" but making a considerable total of gains for the
' week. La Fere is practically surrouoded, whence
.' the line running east is sometimes called the Al
ter ich line. This advance and' the advance fur
ther north has been serving the further purpose
, ' jf weakening the tenture on St. Quentin where
' throughout the week the Allies were at the very
"gate" of the city.
; Before Cambrai the British made important
; , : trains through the week until on Friday night they
-v ;. ' Vere less than a mile and a half from the city. For
.. th last days of last week word of the fall of one
1 Or both of these important railroad and nunufac
' f luring centers and positions of the utmost strate
..... gic importance to the foe were almost hourly ex-
' pected.
f ' ?' In Flanders the British swung forward in a large
i' tangent and gained valuable terrain and on Sat-
. . urday the Belgians struck hard and also went for
' ward for a considerable distance.
Under this pressure it Is manifest that the
enemy cannot long hold what it still holds of the
': Jlindenburg line. Retirement from that line has
' been discussed by military experts' and the Teu-
, tons have made preparations for that eventuality
,'; and have two other lines of defense in its rear. Al
.V ready at some points the enemy has been forced
' tack 1 oi ucar io ihe first of Hjcjc two lines. They
bltxe depth pf fjijrocean and launches its deadly
holt witbtrnpafative safety to its own hull and
The very thought of falling from a height is
terrifying to the average man and yet our boys
eagerly go pp aloft until they are mere specks up
on the sky, and there in cockleshells of cloth and
spruce, they fight like eagles for the mastery ot
the air.
Men have gone down in mines to rescue com
rades from the poisoned damp, but never before
has the air we must breathe been poisoned over
areas bounded by miles, when the eyes smart with
acid tears and every breath is an agony ending in
a hideous death.
Men in the past have faced spears, clubs and
slings, arrows and swords, bullets and cannon
balls, but the machine gun and the high explosive
shell are beyond all previous experience and they
shatter nerves when they fail to break bones.
Death holds high carnival on the poppy fields of
France, yet our boys go "over there with a smile
and a jest, singing their Battle Hymns. There are
many brave hearts who are condemned to stay at
home, but since that must be, do not humiliate
your spirit by nursing timid dollars. Do not com
pel your government to bomb your wealth out of
the dugouts and cellars in which you have hidden
it and take lUaway at the point of the bayonet
Marshal your money and put it on the firing line
.'with vour bovs Invest in Victory Liberty is
worth the price.
w. s. s.
' A meeting ot tho Chautauqua Bead j
Inf Cifelo will bo held this morning, at
tho parlor of the Central Union Church,
t half pait ten 'clock, 'All are wel
come who wish to take op the work for
the year. - . f . j- r .
The board, of health la to tart a
general clean-op campaign in Honolulu
today, which will include a houe to
houee inapection. The aanltary drive
ia to be under the direction of Clifford
Charlock and E, 1. Bnrkett.
Mra. C. Montague- Cooke invites the
members of the Episcopal Guild
and Auxiliaries to her residence in Ma
noa Valley on Thursday afternoon at
half past three to hear airs. Maddnx
and Miss Bentloy, who are here in the
inherent of the T. W. C. A.
Mary Garcia, convicted of vagrancy,
and who is now under a thirteen months
suspended sentence on this charge, will
come up for aenteaee this morning. The
woman, according to the police, has
relapsed into her former waywardness
since she was last released from the
city prison.
Excelsior Lodge No. 1, 1. O. O. F. will
confer the initiatory degree on four
candidates this evening. As so many
of the young members are in the ser
vice the Noble Orand requests that the
older members come out In force this
evening. Harmony members are
specially invited to attend.
William Kealoha, Peter Kahonoe and
Charles Anul were found guilty yester
day of affray. The three men partici
pated In a swipes party Batnrday night
which finished op with a three corner
ed fight. Kealoha forfeited ten dol
lars bail and the two Other contestants
were fined six doiiart each.
Kmil Mora, a Filipino, was arrested
yesterday and charged with breaking
into a room jn the Ah Leong tenement
and rifling seferal trunks. The Fili
pino is alleged to have secured loot to
the amount of forty-three dollars. He
will answer to the charge of burglary in
the police court this morning.
Brigadier General B. H. Bowes and
Maj. H. Baring of the British army,
who are en route to the Orient, visited
the Honolulu Military Academy yes
terday , and reviewed the student sol
diers there. At the eonelusion of the
drill both of the. British Army officers
complimented the lada on their efficient
and soliderly training
Silver ornaments which were taken
from the tomb of the late King Luna
lilo last year were returned to Deputy
Sheriff Julius Asch Saturday. The or
naments were taken by two sailors in
the naval service who later were trans
ferred to Tampa, Florida, Deputy Asch
made a trip to Tampa the early part
of this ' wear to identify the stolon
goods. The relics have been turned
over to the trustees of the Lunalilo
A communication has been received
by Governor C. J. McCarthy from the
interior department which says assur
ances have been received from the sur
geon-general that the federal leprosy in
vestigatioa in Hawaii, is to be con
tinued as soon as a physician has been
secured to taae the position made va
rant by the resignation of Dr. H. T.
Hollman. Doctor Hotlman reel tied to
accept the management of the Queen's
One of the men tearhers who bad
been engaged by Superintendent H. W.
Kinney to come to Hawaii, has written
that it will be imposeible for him to
get steamer passage until the end of
mis. lie says his booking has been
refused by all the steamer agencies and
his passage money refunded. He has
abandoned all hope Of teaching Hawaii
this year and believes this will be the
similar experience of the thirty other
teachers engaged for Island schools who
are still on the Coast.
C. P. Morie, shipping board repre
sentative in Honolulu, has been notified
that for the present no more youths
are to be enrolled for entrance in the
government marine schools for training
as officers. Up to the present time be
has sent eighteen or twenty boys to
the school in California and there are
many others here who wished to enter
the school, he says. Coast advices say
they now have a waiting liitt of several
thousand applications for entrance to
the cadet school.
I.yman H. Bigclow, superintendent of
public works, has returned from a tour
of Kauai, where he went to hear opin
ions as to where territorial harbor im
provements should be made. He came
hack undecided as to whether to rue.
omniend that the improvements be
made at Ahukini or Kapaa. Ahukini
has the best natural site, but Kapaa
rchidents have good grounds for their
claim that they should be given some
kind of a landing he says. He will
make hie report to harbor commission
ers at their meeting tomorrow.
W. a. a.
Judge B. Potndextef and flnnghter
" " -HiTTted from a trip to Montana.
TADn. WIPMi PflimifJR J1PA
iniiu,,iiiLii;.uuuwju wv
t... a.. Orth, a. chemist from I.lMio.
Kauai, is registered at the Young Hotel.
Mra. J. I. Booge and daughter ot
Kapaa, Kauai, are gueets at the Young
Miss 8. L, Atchorty has come to Ho
nolulu far visit from Vancouver and
to rejoin her mothor who was already
First Lieut James A. Glbbi V. 8. A.,
of Honolulu, has reported at army de
partment headquarters and is on duty
in the office of the a idea' to General
Blocksom. ' '
After a six months' . ton r through
the Orient, G. O. Thome, vice-president
of the National Park Bank of New
York, and G. Wilson, New York rep
resentative of the Union Bank of Can
ada, are visitors in Honolulu.
J. M. Kaneakua, county cTerk of
Kauai, arrived in Honolulu Sunday
with the voting lists of all the Na
tional Guardsmen and draftees from
that Island now in the federnl service
on Oehu. He left for his home Inst
Henry W. Kinney, auporntendent of
public instruction, leaves tonight for
the Island of Molokai, where lie will
inspect the schools, lie will nlso visit
Lanai on a similar mission. On his
return two weeks hence, Mr. Kinney
will go to Kauai and Niihnu.
L. L. Summers, appointed recently
to suereed Wilbur S. Beeman ns prin
cipal of the Maui High School at Ha
makuapoko, has arrived from the mnin
land and left yesterday for Maui. Mr.
Beeman resigned the position somo
weeks ago and has located in business
in Ssn Francisco.
H. Dunshee, cashier of the Henry
Waterhouse Trust Company, accompa
nied by a bride of a few weeks, has
returned from a trip to the mnmlund,
during which ho surprised his friends
by getting married. Dunshee was here
tofore known as one of "Honolulu's
confirmed bachelors."
Lieut. Paul B. Porter, who was hon
orably discharged from the army on
account of physical disability Inst
week, was on duty with his regiment
up to the day of bis discnarge, and
not, as previously reported, in Fort
Shatter hospital. Detective eye sight
was the cause of his discharge.
Col. John W. Heard, U. 8.. A., for
merly commander of the Fourth Cav-ah-y,
and who has been post com
mander of Schofleld Barracks for the
past year, has received orders to l
physically examined, tho order being
interpreted as anticipating instructions
to ptoceed to the mainland for duty
in France, or overseas.
The following Japanese officers, somo
of them veterans of the Knssian-Jnpa-
neso war, who arc on their way to
Kurope for a survey of tbo several war
fronts, are Honolulu visitors: Liout.-
Col. M. Hattori, Lieut. Col. K. Ishiku
wa, Capt. M. Icho, Col. N. Kawamuru,
Capt. H. Kasai, Lieut.-Col. T. Kosaka,
Cant- K Nakashima, i.ieui.- oi.
Takmori, Col. K. Yoshti ami .ludyo
Advocate T. Tomiyama.
w. a. a.
CEK candidates
Says Price, Now Charged ,By
Them For Their.froduct Is In Ex
cess of Hundred Percent Profit
Refuse To Have f Account Books
Inspected Or Aid Food Commis
sion In Fixing Fair Price
In a special roport to Dr. James T.
Wnyson .chief snritntion officer for the
Territory of Hawaii, DnviJ Kanuhn,
(oi inspector for Honolulu, goes into
detail regarding the cont of raising
tnro, which is th; bans for the cost
of poi, iiinting tarn raisers in various
districts of Onlin. mid apparently show
ing that tho prices now charged for
taro are in excess of 100 percent profit.
TiiHiri'ctnr Knniihn believes that re
tail poi denlers could pve six pounds of
poi for twenty five cents and still make
an excellent, 'profit, and he snys some
poi ilenlers agree with Mm. He accuses
the biir oi manufacturers of being re
sponsible for the present Tiiffii prices,
even nfler reduction by the fair-prico
committee of the former higher prices,
who refuse to permit an exnmination
of their boohs.
The repiirt of Inspector KaBnihn is
Addressed to Doctor Wavson under the
d ite nf Prtitonil.'T 1". rind is as follows:
Oppose Investigation
"In the report I submitted to you on
AniruHt .11. 10H. T ynvr mv own con
elusions roirnrdi'iir the unwarranted li;;;h
price of tnro nnd roi, nrrived rit under
n verv liberal estimate of the cost nf
labor, and so forth, in the rn'ninc of
turn and the manufacture of poi. I
could onlv estimate such costs from mv
own practical experience in the o ill t i
vntion of taro. ns well ns from the
statements of others In connection with
the rnisinjj of tnro. its harvesting and
trnnsrirtation to the factory. The
books of the poi mnnufnet urers are not
available to vour inspector, nor would
their workmen divulire their rnt of
"While I wnsAexceedingly liberal in
mv estimate ol this ini'inl cost. J toiim
a number of other practical taro mis
ers willi?1.'' to concede even more to the
manufacturer of poi. At a meeting of
the ooi i nvest iL'nt i iil' committee of the
food commission on September 10 and
11. (it both sc. .sums of winch I was
present, Mie conimit'ee wms unable 1
inspect the bonis of tlie manufacturers
therefor" it av.is enable to secure an ac
curate account of tin- c oenscs of these
factories upon which to bane n fair
Candidates For
Officers' Bars
The Allies are rapidly taking the bulge out of,
Buy a Liberty Bond and name a battle tank
Hawaii has all the best of the mainland. The
city and the Territory have passed the half way
mark to securing the Liberty Loan quota while the
mainland has only just started.
"Somewhere in France" is an obsolete date line,
for with the pulling of the draw strings by the Al
lies the form has now been changed to "Every
where in France."
An instance of the lack of attention to the city
park by the present administration are the three
grass plots at the junction of Lunalilo, Alapai and
Lusitania Streets, where the grass lias not been
trimmed for weeks and no water lias been laid on
grass or trees. The guttering next to the curbing
is overgrown with weeds. Thousands of people
pass this spot daily in the cars and autos but ap
parently the supervisors have forgotten that such
a place exists.
Why Dread Old
It doesn't matter how old you are, if
you k'ep well and active. Lots of folks
are younger at 70 than others are at 60
I-ame, bent backs: stiff, achy, rheuma
tic joints; bad eyesight and deafness
are too often due to neglected Kidney
trouble and not due to advancing yars.
Don't let weak kidneva aue vou. Use
Doan's Backache Kidney Pills.
have made life more comfortable for
thousands of elderly folks.
"When Your Back is Lame Bemem
bvr the Name." (Don't simply ask
for a kidnev remedv ask distinctly
for Doan's Backacha Kidney Pills and
take no other). Doau'a Backache Kid
ney Pills are sold by all dniRglsta and
store keepers or will be mailed on re
ceipt of price by tat -Ilollister Drug
Co., or Benson Smith Co., agents for
the Hawaiian Island.
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v ' 1 "V - vzr 1 .
f I , 'V 1
;vVi !-,. I
selling price I
the result t'-'if
mended to t'lC
that , the price
cents ft
turer fi
tnilcr w
rate of
Gropine Tn the Psrk
' 1 .1 ii. I ' i nri bv (he av
ninnufa-t nr. r" c -i.b .1 an
1 v pel t i i'..i on' -t ' on - ..
iuis of tl
n-i duct, w ith
the com -i' ;t tee reenni
fair pri'-e committee
if poi
Civitiafi j Applicants. For Traininrj
Camps Must Register and Be
r .Classified Before Leaving
"tttenslott of tl draft age from
eighteen t forty-five years, and the
pqtting off ot the registration date in
Unwarl until the lnt part of October,
.Hill' probably delay tho departure from
here of most of tb thirteen Honolulu"
civilian who had qualified for entrance
in officers '.training camps on the main
land. "-f
(Instruction! were received in., the
last mail from the Cbtrat by tk civilians
who onalifiod. before the military af
fairs board of the Hawaiian Depart
ment for entrance', to the training
ramps, to, send tcf tain draft data and
draft releases to the commanders of
the schools'. . This , I. was asserted, is
necessary betrrre trfe' f lonolulu civilians
could be IndividuaHy.lnductod into the
military service" anLpfltraincd for the
camps. " i w
As most of those who had qualified
for the aciipols were not in the former
draft ages,' they probably will bo un
able to submit the necessary draft data
wanted until after registration and
classification by Hawaii draft boards.
Those vho wctte in the former draft
ngns w 11 of course bo ablo to do ao
at once.
As the registration for those In the
extended draft ages is to be set for
October 26 it may be noarlyJ a month
before most of the civilians can supply
the dnta wanted. Aftor this! it will be
nt least six weeks, or two months and
a half from now, before they can ex
pect orders-to jirocood to the several
training camps, it is estimated, much
to the repret of all those concerned..
However, the civilian officer camti
dates, affected will make an effort to
register at onc, If the draft rules do
not prohibit, In order to' expedito their
departure for the mainland as much as
The civilians who qualified for the
training schools early in August wore
as follows:
Field Artillery
Merwin B. Carson, Inter-Tslnnd
Pteam Navigation Company! Lyndon L.
T vneh, H. S. P. A. Experiment Station;
Norman T. Booth, Mills School.
Machine Gun
Walter F. Gustlin.
Clarence L. Olonn, Armv and Navy
Y. r. C. A.: John V. Po.vle, Advertis
er Roy M.'Allen, Wnipahu, Oahu ; James
R MrHK-anson, Advertiser; William K.
Akana. Honolulu; William F. Thnmp
son. LTiil Rose Street, Honolulu; Kthel-b'-rt
P. Borrows, Star-Bulletin, Hono
lilu; William F. Schuttc, Y. M. C. A.
be tiventy-fiv
fiw pounds to the mnnufae
in tin' retailer, while the re
:1.1 sell to the consumer -it tK
four pounds for tentvfl.'i
n f
seemed to i
v, ere colice
expense in
that this 1
ib'Cre-i.e of
1 tl t i oi i 'i
regard T a
1 . 1. I , t a
both roii
' I'nl.
nctll-,1 ri.-t
fact n i in;'
e pee se' ,
II fii'd 1 1
fair to I ...
Seem linu
I k- i"T
tl e 1'n l
sri ll n t':i
is nil 1 - ' '
sii r i rii' .i
the Hum"'
SOMelit l,,t
"Thi- i
iim th, i 1
tha' i lie p";
c -ino direct
these meet
Mill; it tee it
e tl it these manufacturers
lie" the collect figures of
pre.ip-iii tnro, feariir;
e-lrV'e uoii'd rsnlt ill II
I'-eir pmtits tlnou'jti a re
the price irf ol. Ill tins
i in I 'i a M v i n t lie same
Two more Island liuys are1 leaving
for the officers t ruining school at lamp
Pike, Arkansas, from uuiong the ranks
of the Hawaiian infantry regiments
now in service here. Hickc two, hIiuvwi
above, are AIvmii KeynoMs Hiunco or
Honolulu, at left, sud John I. Onorio,
at right.
Branco is a member of the well
known family of that name in Hono
lulu, while Ouorio is a nephew of Por
tuguese Vice-Consul Ouorio of llilo and
a cousin of Lieut. V. t). M. D.sorio,
Medical Corps, now iu France, and ot
Judge Tristan Osorio, district iuugia
tratd of Hilo, Hawaii.
w. a. a.
Treatment for DysenUry.
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Remedy followed by a dose of castor
oil w ill I'tTeutuully cure-the most stub
born cases of dysentery. It its espe
cially good for summer diarrhoea in
children. For sale by nil dealers. Hen
son, Smith & Co., Ltd., agents fu ltu
waii. Adv.
w. I. a.
The regular semi annual conference
of the Honolulu Branch of the Chnnh
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day I-aints
will commence Friiluy evening, Octn
ber 5, ut seven, nt the A u uiol i nm
Chapel on l.uso Street The meeting ol
the Young People's Mutual Improve
They4 ment Association will open the coiifci
eni-e. Ihe meeting ot tjie vvomans ne
lief Society will coinincTice at 10 n. in
Saturday. That of the Children's Pii !
niary Association at 2 p. in., and the;
Sunday Schools at 7 p. in. Katuiiln. :
and Sunday evenings, (icneral services
will be held at l a. m. and 2 p. lu. !
Sunday. Special pingi niris have bei u
arranged for each meeting, and lopii
of general interest will be di-iu i-.l
A good time is anticipated and all an"
coidiallv invited to attend.
to Tumi
for th.'
tl'ol Of
bv hi
' lid
Mi Hi.
i: v er
c nreittee, and we are
in the dark,
. ;::i 't at the present
pi . ,lin-i ii-: t :i i ii a " 1 ma tut
i i . ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 .' n 1 1 lice- .s:, ry
ill he i 111 poss'l br t o ha c
ni poi h'p-h would be
lie 1 1 1-1 nl in-. r a ml Ihe con
i - s. e t the ma mi ract urers
' (., h;i- their aceoiint
I , or i n a ti v w a to a Mst
- -1 " "v w.u iu r i ' r i r i ' i L' llili
iee 'In nr. mind there
,;iv In -:i CO re (his lieces
ii rind I hat i- bv fon-ing
i ..r-, tn proilu, e t he mii' h
ii lnnl mil.
i he ne- oiiiplishcd by fix
.f poi at I i i-i r'l.'ht to ten
t v !i ve i i-ill until the
, wen- v i II i ii I " as-ist i ii
p. ;, ,. k-1-.'.l mi t heir e
a i nf" 1 1"' g r:i nd j ii i v i n
i- impel the manufacturers
i- i 1 1 !' 1 1 riii:i I ion desired, or
ment to lahe over con
niaiiiifact in e and sale of
More Pol Than Ever
"In mul ing my dally I'ound.s uiiiung
Hi,. ImcIv poi factories in this city
I have not., el ie,-enll that there has
been an im n in the output, alto
gether .of aVout 'nll) pounds of poi a
dav, aid this has coot i ii ned since about
the leildle of July, mid with everv
pi'o.-pe.-t tint this e:.'ti,1 oiitiut will
,-ot;,,ue ',.r the duration of the war
This mil put in excess of th" normal
is in spile of the claim bv the inaiiii
fu. tu i "i - Ih.it the' e is a slim t age of
taro on thi- island.
"Im vi-w of the si a t e men t bv those
ionitioll.il the tnro situation, including
the (lahu Poi I'm torv of Kal.aaho.
Won-' .n. proprietor; Huong Wo Lee,
Lilili- .- licet Kiiin Lin. and the lfmio
Jub: Po I'ac'oiv. to the investigating
(oienottee that the cost of oiodinting
lar,, as fimn ''.'Js to if - -HI a batr of
Inn ponu Is. I n ntlv weal armind the
i-laml iu!i i ieU Mij tar. p'n liters, and
submit tln-.r i-tati'ioeuts slioA.ng that
ti e state 'its of th.i mil uiif.ictureiii me
II ppa tell ! I I u i si e lo I I 1 1 g.
Taro Orownrs Modest
' W (' -hi. well l- nown as a tare
planter and poi m a n 1 1 1 a i 1 1 1 1 e i . assorts
if I
,1 I
je C'l
the 1
a lia
U I:
,1 lull pmiods
h I.
cd f
low er.
I price
.nod pi. I'll
M'lioa an
i-el.-is thai
I Ivuhahikn,
, l oula il in ih "
e. i,l a .hag
i planter
I ers that
cost to
nirn of his present tarn crop.
" .Tniinthnii Aiau, of Wiiinlua, s taro
planter, states that ijt costs him about
(ltr cents a bag to product 100 pounds
of turn.
"Tnnaka Nolmichi, a taro painter
of Piiunliiii. who is reported to have
a -worn statement before the investi
gating committee ns to prices for taro,
says that it costs ubout ninety cents
to produce 100 pounds of taro.
" Morigawn. another Japanese taro
planter of Piiunliiii, sets seventy seven
cents as the cost to him of raising
loo pounds of taro.
"Ota Ncnsuke, also of Piinalnii, gives
the highest price, setting the cost of
100 pounds of turn at $1.05.
"Sain Keliinoi, an experienced taro
planter, formerly nf Maui, recently
connected with the Knlihi poi factory,
considers that seventy seven cents for
I "! pounds of tnro if about the right
price to cover costs.
Taro Prices Fluctuate
'From u list of selling prices of
taro bv the territorial marketing divi
sion, I find that the average Helling
price for taro per P' pound bag in
Hill wus iM.Uo; in HM5, 1.111; in 1010,
liL'i.j cents; ill 1017, 1.15. sad in the
eaily part of P.llS it was '-'.05. These
average prices inrlude the cost nf pro
duction, harvesting, hauling, freight,
. oiumisHion and profit,-making the cost
of production alone less than if I a bag.
"1 understand that Mr. 'hild whs
in favor of allowing the tnro planter
a profit of twenty five percent on bis
investment; Mr. Low favored thirty
percent, while Jonull Kumalae believed
I .'( percent was tair. I oncciling
tho highest figure as the profit to
which the planter Is entitled and add it
to til" cost of production at the highest
approximate estimate of 1 a bag, amt
it makes the price of tarn to the
manufacturer $1..':I 1 a bug.
"However, as some of the poi manu
facturers contend that it takes eigh
teen month for a. taro crop to niature
it might bo fair to allow an addi
tional profit of 10 2-3 cents a bag.
This would make the cost to the manu
facturer $1.50 a bug for taro. On
this price for taro I have been aisured
by a lumber of tho smaller poi manu
facturers that they could reduce the
pi ice on poi to six pounds for twenty
live cents, or twenty four pouuds
for 1.
"The geunral condition of all the
poi failure-, is good. In addition to
mv general duties of inspection 1 am
seeing that the full (piuntily of poi
is given fur the prices as uow fixed
by the fond commission."
The report is sigued by David Ka
niiha us poi inspecter, and is one more
document in tho possession of Doctor
Wuyson dealing with the price of this
necessary, food product ot the Islands
I ir the Hawaiiaus, und many others
of the population.
W. I. . --- -
Have you ever tiiel 'ha inberlaiii 's
Pain ltalin for rheumatism f If not,
you are wasting Inn', as the longer
this disease runs on (lie harder it is
to cure. (let u bottle today, apply it
with a vigmous lunshiige to the afflicted
parts and you will be surprised and
delighted at Ihe iclief obtained. For
sale bv nil dealers. Ben on, Smith &
Co., Ltd., agents tor lluw aii. - Adv.
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