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'HE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1907
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Plans and Estimates Furnished.
Small Jobs and Repair Work by Day
Wailuku, Maui, T. II.
Will Build new
Superintendent Babbitt, has sent ii
letter to Governor Frear outlining
the needs of the Department of Pub
lic Instruction in 1 lies way of new-
school Louses, etc., which he hopes to
have built out. of the money derived
from the sale of the Territorial bonds.
His letter, minus the specifications
and remarks concerning the different
schools, is as follows:
nonoiuiu, uctouer a. l:ni.
His Excellency W. F. Frear, Gover
nor of Ilawcii, Honolulu, T. II.
Sir: Iii accordance with your sug
gestion by telephone this morning, I
send you herewith list of buildings
contemplated under the new Loan
Appropriation. This list I give you
by Island and tho amounts, of course.
are somewhat approximate but show
the sums asked from the last legisla
ture for the erection of these build
wgs. I hope in many cases to be able
to moke a considerable saving1.
Ilanalei, new3-roorn school
Waimea additional room. . . 1,500.00
Ha.iapepe,new 8 or 10 room
school house and teachers'
cottage to accommodate 3
or 4 teachers 7,500.00
Total for Kauri. . . .$12,500.00 j
Waimanalo teacher's cot
Kailua, combined school and
Wahiawa, new 1 or 2 room I
school house 2,5110.00'
Waianae, new 4 or 5 room
school house and cottage 5,000.00 ;
Honouliuli, new 5 or 6 room j
school house 5,000.00 j
Waipahu, two additional
Aiea, 1 or possibly 2 new I
rooms 1,500.00 i
Maaoa, construction of 1
room building in place of
2 small rooms now on the
school premises 1,500.00
Total for Oahu $21,250.00
Ulaino, teachers' cottage. .$ 1,800.00
Keanae, new 2-room school
room and cottage 3,500.00
Fluelo, teachers' cottage. . 500.00
Paia.new 8 or 10 room school
house and teachers' cot
tage 11,000 00
Kaupakalua, teachers' cot
Keokea. teacher's cottage
and additional 1 or 2 roonn
for the school building. . . .
Kihei, teachers' cottage. . . .
Kailua, 2 room school house
with possibly 1 teacher'?
Spreckelsville, teachers' cot
Waihee, teachers'cottage to
Lahaina, additional room... 1,200.00
Kaanapali, 2 room school
house and teachers'apart-
Olowalu, now 1 room school
house and teacher' apart
Kalaupapa, new 1 room
school house 1,000.00
Kalae, new school building. . 1,500.00
Kaunakakai, new 1 room
school house 1,500.00
Kamalo, teachers'cottage.. 1,000.00
Total for Maui $40,000.00
Ainakea, 5 or t! room build
ing $ 0,000.00
Honomakau, additional room 1,500.00
Honukaa, new 5 or (i room
school house and eularge-
cottage 0,000 00
Paauilo, new 5 or 6 room
school house 0,000.00
Laupahoehoe, new room. . . 1,500.00
Pohakupuka, new 3 room
, school house 3,000.00
Kaiwiki, teachers' cottage.. 2,000.00
Pepeekeo, 2 or 3 room school
house and new teaeheis'
Wsiakeauka, new school
Pahala, new 3 or 4 room
sehool house and teachers'
cottake 4,500 0ii
Waiohiuu, uew teachers'
Alae, new 2 room school
house and teachers' cot
Keau Hou, teacher's cottage 1,500.00
The L' gLsial ore nnly allowed
250.00 Tor the Island of Hawaii, tle-re
fore it will be Necessary to cut on the
items above $7,250 0U.
I sl.al1 be glad at any time to take
up and di-cuss arv rf these items im
which you desire further infc rtna'.'on
Very respectfully yours,
W. II. li.MlIJl TT,
Superintendent of I'ublie Instruction
Sugar Production in
tlie Philippine Islands.
The following data about t'..e cul
iivannn 01 sugar in Hie L'I'ilippmes
1-: taken from nn article pre pa rcel by
Don Jose II. de Luzui iagn, rf the
Philippines Commission, and pub
lished in a recent census report:
Sugar c ine is plant 'd, as a gene
ral rule, in high, level ground, sulli
cicntly moist. -and well worked and
prepared. In most plantations the
cane is put in during November,
December, and January, the same
months in which the grinding lakes
In alluvial soils, such as are found
in some parts of Negros, planting
takes place but once in every five,
six, seven, or even up to ten years,
though the same crops are gathered
annually, providing care is taken
after the cane is harvested not to
injure the stalk which is allowed to
remain in the ground, and in the
proper cultivation of the new sprouts
or shoots. The plantation must then
be worked and the soil must be su
fliciently broken tip and kept free
from weeds during the ensuing six
months or until the same is tli'n-k'v
Cane muat be allowed to grow f.,r
twelve, thirteen, or fourtcci months,
after which imp it must be gather
edwithout delay if it is desired to
avoid detriment to the crop. '
Tho sugar innniihiclun d in i,I,e
Visayas is a'l of t!;e granulated
variety. It. is put up in sacks made
frcm the leaves of tne buri palm,
containing from 02 to 135 pounds
each affording to the place from
which it comes. The sack is rein
forced by cords of rattan and is then
ready for shipment to any market
in tha world. The granulated sugar
is classified as Superior No. 1, Nn. 2,
and No. 3, good current, and ordin
ary currciit. Superior No. 1 cor
responds to Dutch No. 10, and gene
rally contains 93 3 to 07 polariza
tion. Except in a very ,few cases,
sugar is generally sold as the crop is
gathered. In addition to sales made
by planters in tho producing districts,
a large part of this suga- is placed
in the hands of jobbers, who sell it
at a higher price in the markets &f
Iioilo, Cebu, ;nd Manila, ports that
are open to general commerce. At
each of these places there are firms
engaged in the business of buy'ng
and exporting sugar, and they fix
the price of that article, based 011 the
law of supply and demand as shown
by the market quotations received
daily from the commercial centers
of the word. The best prices are
named in Iioilo, Ce'in, and .Manila,
but a great many planters are ;b
liged to yield to temporary nnanciul
distress and tell tluir product to
jobbers at the plantation at a price
always detrimental to their l.e.-t in
T-v : 1
miring a pei too covering
years, the cultivation of sugar
remained stationa and wa,
ducted on a very sina'l scale',
was due, in the first place lo
mi-si planters, who
were able on!
j myionucu suear 01
the current c!a s and of inferior
quality; sccord, to the inferiority of
the implements 'j-ed hi t'.e cultiva
tion of tho cane and die manufacture
of sugar; third, to the defective met
hods of transportation, whic h imped
ed, even when they did not entirely
prevent, the flj.v of trade; and, la.st,
to the lack of frredu i'. un.! the im
munities, that w nld h"lf L i'iii 'ss
transaction in t"'1 rr-vir,"c- for
wliiqh reasons Philhpphie buyar could
not prosper for a time.
Ilowev r, in 1S55 and in the foil jw
ing yecr, during the (jrinieau ar
which involved Engknd, France, and
Russia, theie was a.ri-e in the price
of sugar. This caused a boom in the
industry in Negros as well m other
islands, resulting in the opining of
the ports of Cebu and Iioilo to inter
na. ional commerce, ltapoears that
people of all c'ass"s and ci nditions
agreed to devote their tie-t energies
to the then arduous work of cultivat
ing available sugar lands, the ma
jority of which were then covered
with heavy timber, tiiere being but
a few clearings in the forests hera
the plow had been used. The pioneer
planters were unprovided v v,( h sufli
cicnt funds, and were exposed to the
dangers of swamp fevers and other
disc ises of like character, which,
Muring the operations of clearing and
llrst plowing, caused considerable
loss of life
Out no difficulties' were too great
to discourage the pion3prs of Negros.
They had great faith in the future in
view of the valuable assistance lent
them by two firms of Iioilo. One of
these was ihe English house of Lone v
A Co., and the other the American
linn of Russell & Sturgis, both of
which advanced large sums of rnonev
for operating expenses and purchase
of machinery. The advances were
made returnable in nugar. Other
circumstances that contributed in
no small measure to the success of
the pioneers were cheap labor, an
abundance of cattle suitable for the
plantation work, and the absolute
security enjoyed by everyone in
Negros at that time as regards per
son and property.
Under such favorable auspices pro
duction naturally increased rapidly,
o that the C,000 tons produced in
1855 were increased to 30,000 tons in
1300. to 100,000 tons in 1870, to 130,
000 tons in 1880, nnd 300,000 tons in
1893 the largest known production
in Ihe Philippines. In the greatest
year Negros produced 2,000,000
piculs or more than two fifth of the
whole. In that same year the is
lands exported 4,180,082 piculs.
equivalent to 201, 080 tons.
After the period of progress which
reached its greatest development in
IS'.)!!, a decline set in until 1805, when
there was a favorable reaction last
ing two years, when there followed
another decline from which the conn
trv is y: ill sutTerinir. Thp itnni-ocuimi
is due to the vicissitudes agriculture
lias experienced m this country dur
ing the past few years caused, lirst,
by the competition of beat sugar ir.
the great centers of consumption;
second by the growth of hemp and
cocoaniit plantations which have tak
en away a considerable number of
laborers from the su;ar estates;
third, to the crutiuual fluctuations in
the prise of sugar brought about by
the Unanoul crisis and the rate of
exchange that resulted in the failure
of many planter; and fast, to the
war, the rhir.derpest, cholera, mias
matic fevers and the locusts which
brought ruin to many plantations.
Andrews' Fight on Wilfley.
The San Francesco Chronicle of the
13ih has the follow irg:
The growing dissatisfaction of Ame
ricans in Shanghai with the conduct
of Lebbcus R. Wilfley, judge of the
United States court for China, has
resulted in the preparation of charges
of malfeasance in ofliep, which will
be presented at Washington within
a few works. Lorrin Andrews,
former A ttorney General in Hawaii
and now a practicing attorney in
Shanghai, rcme in on the Manchuria
yesterday and registered at the St.
Francis on Lis way to Washington
to bri.ig i'npeehmeat proceedings
against Wilfley, as representative
of the American merchants in Shang
hai. lie says that Wilfley's misdeeds
Include sweeping charges against
the character of Americans in Shang
hai, delihera'o ali 'im I ion of the good
will or the other rationalities., who
form an overwhelming maj irlty of
U,l- population, and high-handed
methods of administering justice.
S lice learning of tlie new 111 ive a
yiint him. Wilfley Las again start
ed disbarment proceedings against
Andrews, and announces that he will
try tin? case himself. Meantime,
howev -r, backed by the united senti
meat of the American merchants in
Shanghai, Andrews will carry the
mutter to Washington, and if ueees
sary, bring impeaeiiinent proceedings
1 1 t hp Sen ate at the opening of Con
gress. Vaterhouse's Trip
F. T. P. Wateahousp, in speaking
of Lis cor.ti mplated trip to the rub
berlands in the Malay Peninsula, stat
ed that he expected to leave with his
wife on the Asia on the IJth of
November and would go lirsl to
Hongkong. Fiom there he would
tranship to a steamer for Singapore.
From Singapore ho would take a
coasting steamer to Muar Tanjong
Oiok plantation in the State of Johore,
a few miles up the river from Muar,
and is next to one of the largest rub
bcr plantations in the world owned
by the Pears' of soap fame. After
he had spent some time in looking
oer the ground and the industries
in other parts of that state, he would
go to Pahang, where the largest,
rubber plantation In the world is
"Hoth these rubber companies are
owned by local capital," said Waten
house, "audit will be mv first trio
to that part of the world. I am very
glad to be able to study an industry
that in time will be one of the largest
industries in the world. I will prob
ably be away for fouror five months.
After I finish looking over the plan
tations that I am interested in, I will
continue onto Ceylon where lam
going for the Government to look
over the plantation there."
HE DID AFTER THAT
A young man who persisted in
whispering loudly to the lady, who
accorrpnnied him to a symphony con
cert, telling her what the music
"meant," what sort of a passage
was coining next, and so on, caused
serious annoyance to everyone of his
immediate neighbors. Presently he
closed his eyes and said to his com
panion: "Did you ever try listening to
music with your eyes shut? You've
no idea how lovely it sounds!"
Thereupon a gentleman who sat in
the seat in front of the young man
twisted himself about and said grave-
Young mati. did you ever trv
listening to music witn your mouth
Senator Knox told this story at
'he Elk's convention in Philadelphia
A delegation from Kansas. visited
President Roosevelt at Oyster Bav
not long ago. The President met
them with coat and collar off, moDD
ing his brow.
"Ah, gentlemen," he said, "dee-
lighted to see you. Dee-lighted to
see you. Dee-lighted. But I'm very
busy putting in my hay just now.
Come down to the barn with me and
we'll talk things over while I work."
Down to the barn hustled Presi
dent and delegation.
Mr. Roosevelt seized .1 nit.nVifnrb-
and but. where was the hav?
"John! shouted the President.
"John! where's all the hay?"
"Sorry, sir," came John's voice
from tho loft, "but I ain't had time
to throw it back since you threw it
up for yesterday's delegation."
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The BISMARK STABLES
proposes to run the Leading Livery
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Excursion Rates to lao and Ha'e
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NEW RIGS- -NEW TEAMS
NOTICE OF POWER OF AT-TORNEY.
Notice is hereby giveu that, during
my absence from the Territory of
Hawaii, D. II. Case of Wailuku, Maui,
will act as my attorney in fact.
t.f. CHARLES D. LUFKIN.