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THE MAUi NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, I9l
THE ,VAUI NEWS
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JANUARY 28, 1911
Moissant Looks Into the Future.
IN an intcrvk'W shortly U fore ho jvas killed at New Orleans, John B.
Moissant, the aviator foresaw a far different field for the aeroplane
than that for which it is Wing developed nt the present time. What
he said in regard to the revolutionary effect of triumphant aerial flight
upon the world's traflic and international comity was n vivid and earnest
prophecy of things he believed to Ihs immediately in store.
Moissant predicted that within five years a sane federation of the
powers, forced upon them through enlightened self interest, will he
brought to pass by cotnmerce-carryif.g craft.
The traffic of these winged merchant ships will defy tariff walls below.
They will compel complete readjustment in the codes of the nations.
They will, he proihcsiod, virtually efface political boundaries.
Johnstone went two miles into the upper abyss. His craft soon passed
beyond vision. Thus the aerial fleets, already sailing a sea that has no
shore, can pass on paths not visible to the watchful nations below.
In this Moissant saw an irresistible lure to contraband commerce, as
bo phrased it. The skies will be full of smugglers, if; indeed they are
not already plying their lucrative trade across some of the European
frontiers. The monoplanes, biplanes and tri planes, even of present construc
tion, arc strong enough, and their lifting power is sufficient for consignments
of diamonds and silks and similar commodities having little bulk and
great value, which now pay big tribute at the customs barriers.
With the coming of the commercial air fleets there will be for a time a
world-wide saturnalia of smuggling, he foresaw, to be followed by the re
adjustments (jf nations to the new age tho aerial age and then an un
exampled freedom of exchange and a lasting peace. For, with the walls
at the boundaries of nations gone, there would be no occasion left for
war. , ' . . ... '
Nearly every one hitherto has dwelt upon the possibilities of the air
fleets as engines of war; their predatory swoops from the upper air and
their grim facility in dropping dynamite upon defenseless towns have
been put into graphic tales. These are dreams, Moissant thought mere
literary nightmares. War there might be Iwtween aerial squadrons, but not
wanton war. The common business interests of the nations would inter
vene to prevent the wholesale bombardment of cities from fleets above.
"But," said Moissant, coming buck to his first statements, ''what will
seriously disturb existing conditions will Iks the perfecting of aerial vessels
to curry freight.'' When this is done the trade of the world will be ,cbanged
and the whole system of government!,' now dependent upon frontier rev
enues a form of income collected to finance a military establishment
maintained largely to make that collection possible will become obso
lete. The tariff walls will take their pi aw with the portcullis, and the moat.
"And Moissant predicted this, not for a remote day, but as a reeon
"st ruction, dynamic and irresistible, the signs and portents of which, now
fill the sky.' lb- predicted 'that the whole science of aviation will be
startling in its new discoveries. Already, as ho has well said, progress
in aviation is swifter tlinii in any other field man has sought to dominate.
The Maui News has Ixjon installing some new and up-to-date
'machinery, this week, and we are now equipjed to do commercial print
ing in the most approved fashion. Those concerns who have been
laboring under the impression that they must send to Honolulu or the
Coast for good printing, should get in line, and have their work done
right here on' Maui.
Wonder if it would not U- possible to resurrect the improvement club.
It could do lots of good. . Inviting projwrty owners to tear down some of
the unsigtly fences would not Ikj the least good they could accomplish.
Wailuku could U- made a most In autiful and picturesque spot, and that
would le a fine leginning.
The new gymnasium is practically completed. The life that will be
instilled into the community when the gym and liowling alley get going
will lie a good thing. A gym is a great cure for people who imagine
. I t .1.1. rr. .'a
iney are in jMMir neaiin. iry u. f
The new electric light promoters are greatly encouraged over the en
thusiiistio support given them. They have signed contracts with practi
cally every property holder in Wailuku.
Sugar keeps going down, but Hawaiian Sugar Stocks stand firm. This
is a pretty good indication of their dividend paying ability.
How Was It Done?
T is not in a task so wondrous
The mere praise of men to attain,
That many unsatisfied longings
Should strive a reward to gain.
But oftimes a service quite simple, .
Some tribute of love we pay,
Makes the thought which promjted the action
Shine out for many a day.
So ask not for worldly achievements,
But think at each setting sun
Not bow great a work did we do,
But rathei how was it done?
Maui Looses Again.
Mr. T- P. Skinner, the popular
manager of the Merchandise depart
ment of the Kahului Railroad, has
resigned. Mr. Skinner will go to
Honolulu, where he has been offer
ed a Ulcerative position. Again
Maui looses, as Mr. Skinner is a
IK)lished gentleman, a good friend,
and a hustling, courteous and nonu-
lar business man.
In addition to Mr. Skinner, the
Kahului Railroad has lost their
bookkeeper, Mr. Corblay. Mr. Corb-
lay left on the Claudine Tuesday
for Honolulu where he takes a posi
tion as lxokkeeier in the Merchan
dise department of Alexander &
Baldwin.' He will 13 succeeded
here by Mr. Rattray.
Mrs. Eddy's Will
to be Contested.
The residuary clause in the will
of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
founder of the . Christian Science
church, is null and void in the opi-
nion of former United States Sena
tor William E. Chandler, Hannis
Taylor, professor of constitutional
and international law at George
Washington university, and others,
according to a statement given out
The clause provides a gift of $2,-
000,000 to the First Church of
Christ, Scientist, of Boston, known
tho mother church.
A statute of New Hampshire pro
hibiting a bequest to a church of
more than $5,000 annually, and
one of Massachusetts forbidding
more than $2,000 annually are the
basis of the opinion written by Pro
fessor Taylor, formerly minister to
The opinion says, in part:
"The testatrix died intestate and
the subject matter passed on her
death to her next of kin; under the
New Hampshire statute of distribu
The opinion advises the attorneys
for the next of kin that such agree
ments and, contracts bind them only
to recognize as valid such provi
sions of her last will as are legally
v Later today a petition was filed
in the BUiorior court here by Chand
ler and other attorneys- asking the
court for a construction of the will,
particularly this clause.
Grown Egyptian Cotton
in the United States.
Although tho United States is the
greatest cotton-producing country
in the world, a large quantity of
this staple' is imported from Egypt
every year. The variety of cotton
most extensively grown in Egypt, is
known as the Mit Afifi ; it has a soft,
rather crinkly fib er of a character
istic light brown color that renders
it especially useful for certain classes'
of cotton goods in which the natural
color of the fiber is retained.
The best Egyptian cottons bring
a price second only to that paid for
the highest grades of Sea Island,
being used solely in the manufac
ture of the finest goods. They are
especiall suitable for mercerizing,
taking this process better than the
native American cottons, and are
largely used for mixing with silk
and for the manufacture of cloths
in which a high finish and luste
are required. In 1909 the import
o( cotton from Egypt amounted to
72,617,893 pounds, valued at 812,-
In view of the considerable value
of this import, the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture is endeavoring
to develop Egyptian cotton culture
in the United States in order to
supply the American market with
a homegrown product. As a result
of experiments that have been car
riod on for the past seven years in
acclimatizing and breeding Egyp
tian cotton in the Southwest, several
distinct types have originated from
R. A. Wadaworth is on a business trip
Henry Hnpai stopped off here on his
way home from Hilo, Inst Tuesday. Mr.
Hnpai was on a trip of inspection on the
The lao Stables Co. Ltd. have branch
ed out in the automobile business, and
are now operating a brand new Chalmers
Thirty with Ambrose at the wheel.
Happy Jack Puggafi who has been
helping the doctors at the Baldwin Home
during the dyphthcria epidemic, left for
Honolulu Friday evening on the Mauna
Mr. Rountree, representing the Holi
Bros. Co., of San Francisco, large dealers
in carriage materials, has been spending
a few days on ' Maui visiting the mer
chants. Mr. T. B. Thomson of Puunene, has
decided to have his car in the floral
parade. He is determined that Maui
shall have suitable representation, nnd
will stake an effort to secure a prize.
W . , r- . .. !
miss mxny v-opp, wno is auenuing
school in Honolulu, has been appointed
Princess to represent Maui, in the Floral
pnrade. Miss Copp is a fine horsewoman,
and no doubt will make a creditable re
presentative for Maul.
At the annuel meeting of stockholders
of the Pukalani -Dairy & Pineapple Co.,
Ltd. the old officers were re-elected to
serve for the year 1911. With pineapples
looking up, the prospects for thi9 Com
pany are very much brighter.
'The engagement of Miss Dia Batalha
to Joe Oliveira Jr. of the Kahului Rail
road Co's Mdse. Dept. has been announc
ed. The wedding will take place shortly,
and Oliviera has started out in the right
way by providing himself with a home.
He has bought the premises next to
In the case tf the Territory versus
Wah Pun, charged with conspiracy, the
defendant was fined 30 days in jail, and
f 50 fine. Wah Pun had mortgaged his
rice crop, and then when he put his rice
in the mill to have it ground, he placed
part of it in the name of his friends in
order to beat the mortgagee out of his
At the Annual Meeting of stockholders
of the Maui Dry Goods & Grocery Co.
Ltd. the following officers and directors
were elected to serve for the year 191 1:
D. H. Case, President, W. E. Bui, Vice
president, J. Garcia, Sec. and Treiis., J..
S. Medeiros, director, C. D. Lufkin,
director, M.J. Mourdirector, A. Garcia,
incic win ue a meeting 01 me mem
bers of the Wailuku Union Protestant
Church and Congregation on Mondnv
evening, February 6, 1911, at 71.10 V. M
at the Alexander House in W.iiluku,
Maui. Puriwse: To consider and puss
upon purchases of ( church property iiimle,
or in contemplation: of being mink-, by
the church trustees; anil to h'.m consider
and take final action concerning plans
for the new church. "
The show people have very graciously
offered to donate fifty per cent of the
proceeds of the performance Monday
night to the new Wailuku gymnasium.
There will be a few local people take
part in the performance that night. One
well known local sport lias challenged
another equally well known to race across
the big net, and we understand the chal
lenge has been accepted. There will
also be a peanut selling contest between
two of our locat leaders. Don't miss
this -show. The ladies will also take
I Headquarters for Hovvfillanei
THOS. G. TH1MJM
Stationer, Bookseller and Publisher.
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All books obtainable relatingto Hawaii carried in stock or
procured on short notice.
Holiday Goods in our usual variety now in stock. All
orders given carefull attention.
We have. just Received
Hand-tooled, Leather Goods, and many other lines of
of holiday goods besides a good stock of Picture
Frames and Mouldings, artistic Hammered Brasses
and Coppers. Wo mako a specialty of framing picturos
to order '
YE ARTS and CRAFTS SHOP,
the stock of imported seed of the
Mit Afifi variety with which the
work was begun. Two of those are
as distinct in the characters of. the
plants, bolls, and fiber as some of
the newer varieties which have ori
ginated in Egypt from the Mit Aiifi
A third promising type is an im
prove acclimatized strain of Mit
Ann rather than a new variety.
A diBcription of the leading char
acteristics of these promising varie
ties and strains and the methods
followed in the plant-brooding work,
as well as a brief account of the
general progress of the acclimatiza
ion experiments with Egyptian cot
ton during the year 1909, is given
in Bulletin 200 of the Bureau- of
Plant Industry, entitled "Breeding
New Types of Egyptian Cotton,"
recently issued by the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture
Spinners who have v examined
samples of the acclimatized Egyp
tian fiber grown last year in the
Southwest pronounce it to Ixs in
every way as well adapted to their
requirements as is the imported cot
ton of corresponding grades.
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for a thorough trial In one boiler.
If we can't prove that you do have scale in spite of what you
may lie doing to combat it, and if we can't prove that the DEAN
romoves scale more thoroughly, with greater ease, in less time, at
a smaller cost than any other device on tho market, you may 1kx
it up and return it at our expense.
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
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