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mr . . VOLUME XVII WAILUKU, -MAUI, H. T SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 20, i9.IO NUMBErT" .
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Elimination of Canonism
Results in Confusion.
The Christian Science Monitor of
February 1st says editorially:
. Practically two months bavc
elapsed since the present session of
Congress began and not one of the
.-important measures recommended
'"bythe President has been passed.
' Worse than this, it cannot be said
Hhat any of them, with the possible
-exception of the postal savings bank
"bill, has made progress. There is
grave danger that even this measure
unless shorn of the features that
iwill insure its favorable reception
' by the public, will not escape detcr--mined
opposition. The bills to cre
ate a court of commerce, to invali
.date withdrawals of public lands, to
". provide federal charters for corpora
tions, all administration measures,
.do not meet with the approval of a
united party and are not being
pressed forward with any enthusiasm
even by the President's friends.
-Aside from these are many bills in
: whichthore is great popular interest
among which might be mentioned
the measure for the establishment
,- of a parcels post system, the statc
i hood bill, the navy reorganization
bill, etc., nil of which are, for some
. more or less plausible reason, being
-i held back.
V The truth is, so far, and after
two moths, the President's program
f remains untouched, save by those
who in committee meetings have
'.picked flaws in it. The apparent
j attitude of the majority in both
bouses, meanwhile, is friendly to
ward the President and his favorite
. measures. There are fair promises
in plenty as to the action to bo tak
en upon them finally, but the weeks
. and months glide by and nothing is
. done. There have not been wanting
;. signs of President Taft's impatience
as a consequence of this delay in
getting down to business. It has
been made particularly disagreeable
to the executive by reason of the
promises of economy, in time as
well as in money, that he was led
' to make in behalf of the Republican
majority.. Unoflicially, but with
' considerable proof of authenticity, it
lias -been made known that in case
there is an adjournment before act
tion is taken on the administration
bills that are the source of most
controversy, the President will call
an extra session.
It is now announced that in view
of the chaotic conditions existing
with regard to legislation, a confer-
-ence of Republican lenders will pro
bably be called at an early day, the
purpose of which will bo to "rearrange-"
the President's program.
Public curiosity will be aroused by
this, and this curiosity may develop
into indignation if it shall bo found,
as hinted, that the "rearrangement"
may mean only the elimination
from the President's program of
legislation that is intended correc
ional.' However, whether in the
long run the President or Congress
shall be supported or reproved by
public opinion will depend very
largely upon the future course of
both. If Congress shall go to work
even now voluntarily, enacting those
measures most in demand, it will
save itself a great deal of criticism.
If Congress lags, with the apparent
deliberate intention of defeating the
President's plans, the popular ver
dict is certain to 1m against it.
The President and Congress might
both profit by a conference that
would wisely readjust the legislative
-urogram, insure the enactment of
Teachers Favor National
Support of Settlement. ,
The Lahainaluna students showed
their patriotism on Tuesday by an
early ltiau. They began cooking at
1 a. in. and had their tables ready
by eight o'clock.
Manager Weinzheimer is building
about thirty four-roomed cottages
for the laborers.
The Rev. Leopeld Kroll is show
ing a neighborly and broad minded
spirit in holding union religious ser
vices with the Reverends C. Burn-
ham and D. V. K. White.
The local teachers will meet at
Lahainaluna on the first Saturday
of March, at ? p. m. Teachers from
other parts of the island and their
friend are invited.
A resolution will be brought before
the teachers, asking that the Wash
ington government bear the ex
penses of the Settlement on Molokai
md that the. territorial appropria
tions for that purpose be used for
the support of the schools.
Miss McDougall, a reader from
Chicago, who has been staying at
Hilo for a few months visited Mrs.
MacDonald of Lahainaluna, on Fri
day of last week, read to the stu
dents and helped to entertain guests
in the evening.
Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Kruse and Miss
Roberts saw the Floral Parade at
Honolulu last Tuesday.
Last Sunday morning whale were
seen in the harbor.
Mrs, W. W. Wescoatt and two
children were in town last week on
their way homo from Honolulu.
The Mormons are building a neat
little church near Hale Aloha hall.
Rev. and Mrs. Santos Enter
tain Young People.
A most enjoyable social was given
at the homo of Rev. and Mrs. M.
G. Santos, Tuesday evening, Feb
ruary 22nd in honor of the birthday
of George Washington.
About twenty-five young peoplo
of Paia and Puunene were present.
A programme of instrumental and
vocal music and a short talk on
George Washington by Rev. E. IJ.
Turner was rendered.
The rest of the evening was spent
in playing games after which re
freshments were served.
One feature of this entertainment
was the giving of calendars on which
was a number corresponding with a
duplicato number in a box from
which the guests took a piece of pa
per on which was written a number.
As the numbers drawn were called
out the guests were presented with
tlie calendar wnose manner was a
duplicate of the ono drawn.
essential measures and prevent the
intrusion of proposals of which there
is no popular demand. Fair play
for the President can bo rightly de
manded ami insisted upon; no more
so, however, than fair play to Con
gress, which at present seems to be
muddled with too many measures;
and no more so that fair play for
tlio people, who want a conimon
senso treatment of their national af
fairs and aro becoming tired of small
polities at the national capital.
Road Scraper Throws Auto
Into the Air.
Cashier C. D. Lufkln and Mrs.
Lufkin narrowly escaped a serious
accident Tuesday night, while re
turning from a social at the resi
dence of Miss Crickardbf Puunene.
A number of persons had spent
the evening at the home of Miss
Lyda Crickard, the principal' of the
school of Puunene.
Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. 0. E. Copeland, Mr. and
Mrs. R A.Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs.
C. I). Lufkin and Mr. and Mrs.
John J. Walsh.
After the party broke up, Mr.
and Mr. C. 1). Lufkin were tlus first
to start home.
In their Ford they were speeding
along the Puunene Avenue, when,
what was thought to a shadow was
observed ahead across the road. It
was the tongue of a road scraper
which some miscreant had hauled
out and placed straight across the
The auto struck the tongue. The
auto Imped into the airland nearly
threw both Mr. and Mrs. -Lufkin
out of their seats. The machine
crossed the tongue without any ap
parent damage to the auto.
It was a narrow escape and might
lave resulted seriously.
Of Great Benefit
In view of the fact that many
acres of land in the Kula district
are in a run down condition we
give the following from the J: S.
Department of Agriculture in the
hope' that some of our farmers may
Washington, D. C, Feb. S, ft) 10.
A recent bulletin issued by the
UnitedStato Department of Agri
culture,, entitled "Replanning a
Farm for Profit, " deals with prin
ciples that are vital to successful
farming in the corn belt. Few far
mers realize the difference in in
come that may be produced pn their
farms by the systematic introduction
and rotation of clover or other le
guminous crops over the entire
area of their tillable land.' The
planning of rotations to meet cer
tain feed requirements and to grow
crops which shall be the greatest
income producers under given con
ditions is a problem that is not eas
ily solved by all tho tillers of the
soil. The conservation of soil fer
tility by appropriate rotations to
gether with applications of manures
and fertilizers in such manner as
will maintain a permanent system
of agriculture has been largely over
looked by farm owners in the past.
Farmers' Bulletin 370 assists the
farmer in solving these difficulties.
It discusses a run-down farm in Il
linois, and plans six different types
of farming that may be substituted
for the usual one of corn and oats
now practiced, so as to raiso tho in
como all the way from two to five
times as much as that commonly
received, and at the same time in
crease tl.o fertility of the soil. A
copy of this bulletin may be had
free on application to a- member of
Congress or the Secretary of AgriC.nl
ture, Washington, D. C.
Twenty Thousand People
Honolulu, February 22. Twenty
thousand people framed the strqets
and square of the heart of the city,
and beyond, this morning, to be
hold the grandest algamation of en
thusiastic mobile demonstration ' in
the way of beautiful' and original
representation ever effected in these
islands of the western sea.
It is probable not an exaggeration
to say that, for the size of, the city
of Honolulu, no better floral paraile,
with allthe incidentals that go with
such a processional exhibit, was
ever consummated in what is com
monly referred to as "the new
world." '. :
What tourists and visitors a'iid
strangers happaned to be iii town
today will have their mouths full' of
the praises of Hawaii for what this
day has brought forth, an extrava
ganza par excellence.
Twenty thousand people almost
half the population of-the city, saw
the artistry displayed and enjoyed
the excitement and entertainment
of thu unusual show.
It was a triumphant inarch andn
It was indicative of the progress,
patriotism, wealth, happiness, con
tentment, jollity and resource of
this-citymnd of .these islands.
In Palace square, long before ten
o'clock the hour of starting, there
wore live tnousand men, . women
hud children, necessarily all in
their holiday attire..
Forty-six horse-rigs were backed
against tho makai curbs of the Pa
lace or Union square and fifty-four
automobiles were also in' line at
that place, while mounted and spe
cial guards pranced up and down to
keep back the surging multitude.
Between Alakea street and the Ju
diciary building, along King street
there were probably seven thousand.
Witli these figures in Palace
square, as an indication ot what tlio
mob .meant, it is not difficult to
figure that twenty thousand saw Ihe
parade, for from the Judiciary
building along King to Nuuanu, up
Nuuanu to Beretania, along Bereta
nia to Thomas square, and so on,
out to the baseball grounds, tljere
were anxious watchers. Of course,
after the procession had passed one
point, the thousands melted to find
new locations; but all this is allow
ed for in the estimation.
From Jthe Palace or Executive
building grounds, a very few min
utes after ten o'clock tho immense
procession started. It took -15 min
utes to pass the Opera House, wliere
a few wise ones has secured seatt on
First came the Columbia park
loys, playing music to the public's
tasto led by Major Dunning who
heralded the procession.
Then came the men of Fort Shaf
ter, marching perfectly, their swing
and tread proving an inspiration
for the multitude's handclapping
and cheers. Long and regular were
their ranks, and ,tho crowd moved
back to. give them room. Hurray
for the soldiers I That was the sen
timent. Oahu's strength from a
military standpoint was evidenced
beautifully and witli thrills.
Tho band of ihe Fifth Cavalry,
mounted oi course, stirred more
electric shocks up and down the
spines of the crowd. Tho horses
seemed to have, been arranged to
match, all those of certain colors
being in line together. A child in
the crowd on the niauka side of- the
MAMMOTH BATTLE SHIPS
Government Will Sell
Opposes Amendments to Organic Act-Will
investigate Police Methods.
(HPUCIAL TO THE MAUI MEW8.I
Sujiar i)(5 deg. test -l.G Beets 13s 9jd.
HONOLULU, February, 25. -The governor will sell citv nronerU'
in Honolulu and Hilo at auction at
Pope proposes a summer school.
would raisctho standards public instruction. He calls for subscriptions.
Pilikia has again broken out among the Russians.
Mrs. Weil, an actresd settled the row and all is smooth again.
Fitch is in the'proposition to establish a promotion bureau at At
lantic city. Tho committee cannot
w. u. Miller tho taupt. of the Canadian Pacific Railway nurchased
the Vida villa.
Consul General Uyeno got no
cently reported in an afternoon paper.
WASHINGTON, February 25
favorably on the naval programme
ships of twenty-eight thousand tons
TOKIO, February 25. Talk of war upsets stocks.
The Japanese newspapers are worried over tho speeches of Shaw
SAN FftANCISCO, February 25.
on tho San Francisco-Pana.na Canal
WASHINGTON, February 25
poses the proposed amendments in
Senator llayburn has introduced
vestigation for the third degree methods of the police.
HONOLULU, February 24
Ark, New Jersey says' that Pearl
greatest naval base of the Pacific. Present appropriations are small. aB
compared with what is contemplated.
Ihe police have tho backing of
tho prosecution of reckless autoists.
Professor Gilmore and assistants
Ho and his assistants erect the building when contributions fail.
governor frrear says the bill to
cbanco to pass the Somite.
Clara B. Burdotte expresses warm praise for tho floral parade.
HONOLULU, February 24. Russian immigrants are in Quaran
tine with measels and diptheria.
WASHINGTON, February 24.
affairs demand proof that Peary readied the pole.
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey,
former secretary of the treasury, made a rousing speech in favor of the
building of a U. S. merchant marine. He nrediciR tmnh iviil, .Tnnon
PHILADELPHIA, February 24.
of riots. The city has called on the
HONOLULU, February 23. Tho
liant success in the historv of Honolulu.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 23. Wolgast got tho decision in the
10th round, Nelson was helpless and battered beyond recognition.
It is rumored that the Jeffries-Johnson fight will bo pulled off .irr4
LOS ANGELES, February 23.
in the fight last night.
BALTIMORE, February 23.
rioters are burning rolling stock.
uuuu swum in .
SAN FRANCISCO, February 23.- Owing to the stories circulated
as to the condition of tho West Virginia and the Maryland serious
alarm is felt as to tho seaworthiness
WASHINGTON, February 23. President Taft has withdrawn
the nominations made by him for members of the, customs court owing
to Congress reducing their pay.
square, as tho procession left, went
into hysterics at the noise of tho
bands and tread of martial feet and
tho display pf force, but the foolish
.mother, anxious herself to see tho
parade, dragged the child forward
much as a man would force a horso
U) front an automobile of which the
animal was afraid.
Tho Kaniebameha school boys, in
straight ranks filed by, amidst the
plaudits of the concourse.., I
Then came a portion of Hawaii's
musicians, playing something like a
dirge followed by "P-ILTKIA" the
dummy embodiment of all Hono
! lulu's troubles, if she has any;
'which figure aroused much mirth
an aggregate up set price of more
He belioves that such a course
endorse promises to pay.
money for the bird poachers as re
Tlio house committee will reuort
calling for two mammoth battle
each. Submarines and torpedoes
Kuhio has accopted a position
World's Fair Committee.
Senator Clark of Wvomine on- .
the Senate to Hawaii's Organic Act.
a resolution calline for aii in
President Taft at a speech at New
Harbor is destined to, become. ibe
the general public in tho matter of
build observatory at Kaimuki.
amend tho Organic Act has a good
The house committee on naval
February, 24. Leslie M. : Miaw a
Three men are dead as a result
State for aid.
floral narade was the most bril
Frank Conlev knocked nut. Attnll
Joe Gans has challenged Wplgast.
23. Riots are continnmiR. Tl,
Five thousand extra policemen have
of tho navy
and many remarks. His awful ears
wagged, his eyes rolled and he cer
tainly looked as if all tho wickedness
and sorrow of a community were
incarnated in his dum-dum-dumniy
hide. Ho was hauled in a dray,
Tonight ho will be incinerated in
Palaco smiaro wliem ir.it mi
life-like 'volcano looms for his doom.
He will bo tried and found guilty
aiulcondemned to cremation. His
funeral procession staita-from tho
drill shed at S o'clock. ' -
Every feature of tho parade- was a '
success, and the many floats aud
other features of tho purado was a
success oLjvhicli Honolulu in parti-,
cular and -Hawaii in general may