Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Maui news. (Wailuku, Maui, H.I.) 1900-current, February 24, 1912, Page 4, Image 4',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku,
A Republican Paper Published
Issued Every Saturday.
Vlaul Publishing Company, Limited.
Proprietors arte Publlshara
Jubsciption Ratks, in Advances
$2.50 per year when not in advance
Chaa, C Clark ... Bdltorand Manager
SATURDAY. - - - - FEBRUARY 24, 1912
A Crisis at Hand.
LOOKING over the world at the present moment, a spectacle is
presented which has almost no parallel in history since the day
that followed the French Revolution, when Europe was in a tur
moil of war and the tramp of armed hosts was heard from the Don to
the Tagus, says an Exchange. The world is at this moment in the
throes of just such a crisis, and no one knows when the area of the
conflict may be extended. In the Levant Italy and Turkey are locked
in a death grapple; in the Far East China is seething with bloody
strife; in Portugal strikers who are adherents of the monarchy and the
upholders of the republic have again met in battle; in Persia there are
massacre an 1 distress in consequence of the English and Russian de
termination to rule or ruin. It is only a question of time when the
rising tide of socialism will come into conflict with the intrenched
European dynasties; when the commercial policies of the leading na
tions, snarling over coveted markets, will embroil the competing peo
ples in bitter warfare; when the subject races, weary of being ground
into extinctioiv-under the heel of despotic neighbors, will rise in rebel
lion and revenge. The state of affairs is bad enough, but it may ere
long become much worse, with cholera, plague, famine and the other
scourges of divine wrath ready to descend upon the enfeebled
It is a situation, as has been said, that has hardly a parallel since the
days that followed the French Revolution, and is potent in possibilities
for evils yet more dire. And there does not appear to be anywhere a
personality like that of the great Corsican whose guns put an end to
the anarchy and chaos of Europe after the reign of Terror. There is
no new Cromwell in England; no new Cavour in Italy; no new Stein in
Germany; no new Napolean anywhere. That is what the world appar
ently needs some strong man to take
noisy weaklings have tangled; some masterly mind who will bend
others to his will and make that will, the supreme law. Peace parlia
ments and humanitarian conferences have produced little effect, and
the clamor of a thousand voices is drowned in the thunder of a thousand
guns. Cynical as the suggestion may seem, in the light of history one
is almost tempted to propose that a "To Let" sign be placed upon the
Peace Palace at The Hague and an advertisement, "Wanted A Napo"
leon," inserted in all the newspapers of the world.
Another example of how little the Inter Island cares about Maui was
given Monday night, when the Kilauea went right by McGregor's and
left both passengers and mail behind. There was absolutely no excuse
for this as the weather was fine, and practically no swell on at the
time- The passengers secured an auto and rushed over to Lahaina,
where they caught the boat but the mail was returned to Wailuku, and
sent by the Claudine Tuesday. Here is a corporation which flaunts
its temporary powej: in the face of the people at every opportunity, and
it is such as these who bring discredit to others who are a real help and
benefit to the islands.
Now that the political pot is beginning to boil, rumors are flying
about thick and fast. Slates are made and unmade every day by the
ward heelers. One rumor which is being religiously circulated, evi
dently for a purpose, is to the effect that the deputy county attorney,
Mr. Vincent is to run in opposition to Mr. Case in the convention.
We have investigated this and find there is absolutely no truth in it
whatever. Mr. Vincent has no idea of running for county attorney,
and will support Mr. Case at all times, if he decides to run for the
The Puunene team were downed all right by the Kauai boys, but
they are not "out" by any means, as the Garden Island would have
them. They will come to life with a vengeance in the next match.
(By E. V. Wilcox in Crossroads.)
WE race with time in frenzied greed for gain.
No referee but conscience marks the game
A sleeping conscience, dulled with thoughts of self,
A race unfair from start to final goal,
With weaklings, fainting, sick, with trembling frame,
Left at the post and dying on the way.
And some there are who race for joy, not gold,
Who see their brothers fall along the course,
And pause to set them on their feet again;
Then running onward with redoubled zeal,
Find all the places taken at the feast.
None garners gold but he who thinks of self.
And what of him who sees the handicap
Of galling burden on a brother's back,
And lifts the load from slowly sinking arms?
. He, too, outstripped by those who run alone,
Whose hands but itch to grasp the treasured gold,
Finds but the crumbs the greedy could not eat.
Who is my brother in this panting race?
The mailed iron fist of brute unfeeling strength?
The reddened, blood-shot eyes of avarice?
The sharpened wit of law's iniquity?
The rounded belly of the glutton's greed?
Or piercing call of human suffering?
And when the fattened favorites of earth
Behold the wrecks along the sun-scorched path,
Yield of the endless treasures of their store,
We build them crumbling monuments of fame.
But living songs through countless centuries
Tell us the worth of human brotherhood.
Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter
in the Interest of the People
$2.00 per Year, $1.25 Six Month
hold of the reins that a horde of
An loveation Which Will Revolutionize
An invention that will turn the
waste of the world into salable com
modities with illimitable commer
cial possibilities has been made by a
Philadelphian, whose assertion that
he can take any fibrous substance
and by his secret process make of it
a substitute for hard rubber, equal
to and in many instances superior
to hard rubber itself, is backed by
electrical and mechanical engineers
of international note.
Before a score of experts from all
the big electrical, mechanical and
rubier manufactories of the country
this new substance was tested at the
Philadelphia Commercial Museum
in December last The test was sur
rounded with the utmost secrecy by
those who participated in it, and it
was not until recently that it became
known that these tests were aston
ishingly successful. Not only can
the inventor make a substitute for
ihard rubber superior to it, but he
can also make fiber, porcelain, cork
It was the rubber substitute and
fiber that received the attention of
the experts at the recent test
Among those who were present were
George R. Henderson, with offices
at 20 West Thirty-fourth street, New
York, a mechanical engineer of in
ternational reputation; Ernest S.
Rowe.an electrical engineer of note;
Herman Van Fleet, a mechanical
engineer who is identified with the
Rockfellcr interests, and Professor
Worrrall E. S. Temple, all of whom
have staked their reputations on
their findings as a result of the test
they attended and of those they
have made themselves. Speaking of
the invention recently Henderson
: "I consider the invention a won
derful one. It would seem that the
new substance, made as it is, ot a
figure so greatly below the cost of
rubber, is destined to become a new
world material with illimitable com
mercial possibilities. It promises to
be of inestimable va'ue not only to
the electrical industry, but also in
many other industries of our modern
Dr. W. P. Wilson, director of the
Commercial Museum, addressing the
inventor, who has rigidly insisted
that his identity be withheld from
the public, said: -
"I had the pleasure of receiving a
number of prominent gentlemen who
came in response to my invitation
to be present while you made a piece
of your new substitute for rubber in
an adjoining room to which ingress
or egress could only be obtained
through the room in which these
gentlemen and myself were seated.
"The conditions were as severe as
could be made and I therefore wish
to congratulate you on having made
so successful this piece of material
without question of doubt or dis
pute." So varied are the materials that
may be reduced to the various sub
stitutes that it is possible to arrest
the depletion of the country's forests,
since imitation wood to stimulate
any or all of the different grains
can be produced by the new process
at a cost for any of the materials
desired of from 6 to 12 cents per
The Crossroads of the Pacific is
handing out some pretty stiff stuff
these days. The beauty of it is that
they just about hit the mark every
time. It is refreshing to read a pa
per that always calls, a spade a
spade. Below is an article which
appeared in the last issue:
It is probably true," lamentably
true, that there really are persons
in Honolulu actually interested by
the vapid drivel that is published
in the alleged society columns of the
daily papers. But that any one
'should' l interested in such a musl
is a sad commentary upon human
intelligence and upon the state of
Possibly the fact that Mrs. Jinks
gives a "tea" at which are serve:
wafers, tea and 'gossip may be of
burning interest to Mrs. Jinks and
it I 1 . A
those wno couidn t nnu any
thing better to do than to attend
her tea fight, but why should the
innocent public be burdened with
having to read through a page of
similar gush to try to find an item
of real news interest?
Besides, we get tired of seeing the
same names in print every day, just
as we get sick of being told that the
color scheme of Mrs. So-and-So's
dinner was pink or mauve or pea1
green. Most of us don't care a hang
about being told that the charming
Mi93 Smith-Jones was the motif-;-fine
word that of a bridge party
given by Mrs- Jones-Smith. That
Miss Pupule wan the incentive of a
hen party at which Mrs. Lolo pre
sided with charming grace may be
more important to Miss Pupule and
Mrs. Lolo than the news of the fall
of the Chinese empire, but why
clutter up the minds of supposedly
intelligent readers with half a co
luran of the names of the same peo
ple who always attend tea fights and
Time was when the business of a
newspaper was to publish the news
Now it is getting to be that most of
the paper is devoted to slush, mush
Isn't it about time for a change?
Experience of a
Moving Picture Fan.
I sat still quietly watching things
as they passed, when all of a sudden
I heard a diabolic yell that made
my blood run cold, I turned my
head to see, and there was a girl
tied to n stake. Her big brown eyes
wide open with fear and horror, her
face deathly white, her tiny hands
clasped dispairingly. At her feet
cracked a bonfire, and around her
danced a horde of savage Indians
hedious in their war paint, splitting
the air with fiendish blood-curdling
yells as they whirled around their
helpless victim. Sayl wouldn't it
make you hold your breath with one
hand, hilst you reach for your gun
with the other? I jumped to my feet
and made a dash to rescue the girl,
never stopping to think of the odds
against me, when I felt some one
jerking me backwards and says I
Wliat's the matter with you, you
blithering idiot, sit down and ' keep
quiet? Then I realized that I
was watching one of those intensely
exciting cowboy story pictures
at the Orpheum Theatre, and had
become so interested that I thought
it was real.
Anew mill, with steel building
and crane has been ordered to be
erected at Lahaina as soon as the
grinding is over. This will give
Pioneer a twelve-roller mill, from
which they expect still better work
than from the present mill with
nine rollers. The approximate cost
will be from $40,000 to $50,000. It
is the intention to further enlarge
the reservoir capacity and to con
tinue water development by tun
neling. Mr. David Taylor, brother-in-law
of Alfred N. Hayselden. died Mon
day morning, at about 8 o'clock.
The funeral was held in the after
Mr. and Mrs. Little went down to
Honolulu Wednesday evening, i for
tho floral parade.
Victor Schoenberg was a passen
ger on the Mauna Kea Wednesday
evening for Honolulu.
The leap year dance Saturday
evening was a huge success. The
ladies took full advantage of their
opportunities, and it is said gave
the yonng men a few lessons in
Mrs. M. M. Graham has returned
James Kennedy and Mr. Neilson
are both leaving Lahaina this week.
Kula has been refreshed with sev
eral showers of rain aggrigating 2.5
inches during the last two weeks.
The price of corn is still firm at
$1.50 per cwt. ' Eggs are plentiful
now and can be had at 20 cents per
Mr. H. M. Wells was in Kula this
week to visit the schools.
The many friends of Mr. A. M
Pires, who is over sixty years of
age, are very happy to learn that he
was successfully opperated on for
appendicitis at the Paia hospital by
Dr. W. McConkey.
It is rumored here that the Maui
Dry Goods will establish in Kula in
the near future a branch store for
the purpose of trading with Kula
produce. As the farmers are not
slow in raising the price of their
products when there are new buyers
in the field, it will undoubtedly
boost the Kula products.
The dairy barn of Mrs. Dora von
Tempsky is completed. It is a large
and airy building. The floor is
cemented and the yard is paved
with stones to prevent the cows from
bringing filth into the barn. The
many patrons of this dairy will be
pleased to learn that the butter is
made in a neat and sanitary con
Public offices and business houses were
closed Thursday, February 32nd, in
honor of the birthday of the "Father of
Republics" George Washington.
Quite a number of residents of Maui
are holders of scrip of the Chung Hwa
republic issued by Dr. Sun Vet Sen
about eighteen years ago. The scrip is
redeemable at $5 for every dollar actual
ly paid when the republic is established.
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of Equalization will meet at the Tax
Office, Honolulu, beginning March 18th.
and daily thereafter between the hours
of 9:00 a. m. and 4:30 p. tu., to and in
clusive of the 23rd of March.
D. L. CONKUNG,
Treasurer, Territory of Hawaii.
Treasurer's Office, Honolulu, February
Notice of Sale ot Delinquent
Notice is hereby given that I will sell
at public auction, in front of the First
National Bank of Wailuku, to the high
est bidder, the following certificates of
stock of the Nahiku Rubber Co., Ltd.,
on Saturday, March 16th, 191a, at 12
o clock noon, on account of non-payment
of assessments, to wit:
J. B. Purdy 447 3
J. B. Purdy 449 3
D. L. Conkling 457 3
D. L. Conkling 475 ' 2
Mrs. R. ;. Wilkinson 234 2
R. W. Filler 429 3
C. D. LUFKIN,
Treasurer, Nahiku Rubber Co., Ltd.
Notice of Stockholders Annual
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Maui Publishing Company,
Limited, will be held in the offiee of D.
H. Case, on Thursday, February 29.
1912, at 3:00 P. M.
D. H. CASE,
Feb. 17, 24,
One Model 10 Buick Runabout, in first
class condition. Enquire
C. D. LUFKIN.
New Photography Outfits and Materials Received.
Handsome Designs and Shapes in Woodwork for
Burning. Beautiful Colored Leathers. Island Orders
HONOLULU PHOTO SUPPLY CO.
Sealed tenders will lie received by the'
Hoard of Supervisors of the County of
Maui at the office of the County Clerk,
Wailuku, Maui, until 5:00 o'clock V. M.
Thursday, March 7, 1912, for furnishing
pipe and fittings and water meters to be
delivered on Kahului wharf.
Specifications and list of pipe and fit
tings and water meters required, and
other information may be had upon ap
plication to the County Clerk.
Tenders must be made on forms fur
nished by the County Clerk, and accom
panied by a certified check in an amount
equal to 5 of tender made payable to
the order of Wm. F. Pogue, Chairman of
The Board of Supervisors reserves the
right to increase or decrease the amount
not to exceed 30, and also the right to
reject any and all bids.
Wm. FRED. KAAE,
Feb. 17', 24, Mar. 2. -
Sealed tenders will be received by the
Board of Supervisors of the County of
Maui at the office of the County Clerk,,
Wailuku, Maui, until 5:00 o'clock r. M.
Thursday, March 7, 1912, for furnishing
the following supplies to be delivered to
the Malulani Hospital, or the Wailuku
Jail, District of Wailuku, or the Lahaina
Jail, District of Lahaina:
Poi, Salt Salmon (Red), Brown Sugar,
Butter, Coffee (Ground), Potatoes, Sa
loon Pilot, Hawaiian Salt, Sago, Tapioca,
Oysters, Raisins, Currants, Baking Pow- ,
der, Cream of Wheat, Rice (Japan), Rice
(Hawaiian), Lucky Oats, Assorted Fruits,
Jams, Prunes, Onions, Codfish, Peas
(Canned), Corn (Canned), Olive Oil,
Condensed Milk, Pearl Barley. Germea,
Table Salt, Shaker Salt, Crackers, Ivory
Soap, Bon Ami, Laundry Soap, House
Brooms, Yard Brooms, Mop Heads, Mop
No tender will be enteriained unless
accompanied by a certified check in the
amount of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars made
payable to .the order of Wm. F. Pogue,
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Wm. FRED. KAAE,
Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 2.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
Island Investment Company, Limited,
at their office, at the corner of Main and
High Streets, in Wailuku, up to twelve
o'clock noon, Saturday, March 2,-1912,
for the construction of power house
building and engine foundations. Plans
and specifications may be had at the of
fice of the company in Wailuku, or
Stangenwald Building Honolulu.
ISLAND INVESTMENT CO., Ltd.
Lots of 5 to 11 acres in the vil
lage of Makawao, Maui, suitable
for grape culture and general farm-
lhese lots will be oold by auc
tion at 1 p. m., Saturday the 9th
of March, 1912.
lhe auction will take place in
front of the Catholic church in Ma
Terms: Half cash, the balance
at one and two years with interest
at 7 per cent.
VENDA DE TERRAS EM
Em lotesde 5 a 11 alaueires
(acres) na villa de Makawao, Maui.
cons terrenos para a cultura de
uvaa e outras culturas.
Trez lotes serao vendidos era
teilao no dia 9 de Marco de 1912 a'
uma hora da tarde.
O leiloa tera lugar em frenla da
egreja CathoMca de Makawao.
Termos da venda, metade do
dinheiro a ' vista e o resto em um
e dois annos com juro a 1,
Por ordem da,