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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. MARCH -10, J9I2
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&- n VOLUME XIX
Hawaihn Planters Directors of Company
to Constuct Sugar Mill at San Carlos.'
Information 1ms been received
from Honolulu that ii company is
in tins process of organizing to un
dertake tlie ennstructiou and opera
on (if a central sugar mill at San
jarlos. Tlie officers and directors
aro prominent local men, several
of wliom are the heads of local sugar
This proposition, it will ho re
lied, was taken up by Alfred D.
Ciuoper over a year ago. After the
preliminary examinations and nego
tiations had been concluded, a group
if local capitalists wero interested
and they agreed to take the matter
'up on condition that a favorable
report was made by George Ross,
who was commissioned to make a
thorough examination on the
At that time it was also agreed
that upon the organization of the
Company, which will be named
San Carlos Milling Co., Ltd., the
following would- serve as ollicers:
George H. Fairchild, President; J.
P. Cooke, Vice-President: M,
Robinson, Treasurer; Alfred
, Cooper, Secretary: and that
Directors would be J. P. Cooke,
-avers, George H. Fairchild,
Pfotenhauer, F. M. Swanzy, E.
Tenney and A. D. Cooper. All
these gentlemen will servo until
after the mill has ground its first
crop of cane, thus insuring a proper
administration of the Company's
affairs for that period. Geo. R.
..Carter is also associated with the
above named gentlemen, and is
taking an active interest in the mat
ter, but at his own request was not
included in the Directorate.
Mr. Ross, upon returning from
v his trip to the Philippines rendered
a report recommending that the
project be taken up, as soon as the
planters signing the preliminary
contracts had agreed to tho final
ones which embodied several
changes that wero considered de
sirable, and other minor matters
had been arranged. Following Mr.
Ross' recommendations, it was de
cided to proceed as soon as the re
quired conditions had been ful
filled. A cablegram to Mr. Cooper from
the Company's representative in the
Philippines, received a few days
ago, convoyed tho .welcome an-
nouncement that practically evcry-
thing is in readiness at that end of
, the line to commence work.
As it was necessary, among other
things, for some of the agents for
the planters at San Carlos to com
municate with their principals in
Spain ; and to have a law enacted
by the Philippine Legislature placing
tho company in a position to secure
certain rights-of-way, water rights,
etc., these and other matters, which
it would be tedious to recount, have
held the matter back until the
Referring to tho difficulties and
delays encountered, Mr. Cooper is
reported to have said, "Probably
our requirements in the way of legal
safeguards and in insisting that all
necessary rights-of-way and so forth
be arranged for in advance of com
mencing operatings, are considera
bly more than they are accustomed
to giving in the Philippines. Sov
eral times it looked as though the
project would have to bo abandoned
as it appeared that what wo asked
for either could not or would not
be granted. But the delays seem
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Harry Corson Clarke Has National
Reputation In This Line.
II. Corson Clarkn is a great com
edian, this fact everyone who has
seen him play here will agree to,
but few-iknow that he has built up
for himself an equally great reputa
tion as a matchmaker. Throughout
the theatrical world Mr. Clarke is
referred to as the greatest match
maker in the profession. And this
all 'without any press agent, or
without any effort on his part. The
only reason .for all this is tho happy
atmosphere which surounds Mr.
Clarke and his company in every
day life, off the stage as well as on
it. Happiness is said to make peo
ple beautiful, and Mr. Clarke says
this is,Uo only reason he has to offer
for the many happy marriages which
has taken from him members of his
company at different times, in his
Tho little god cupid is still stalk
ing his company, and this time it is
the talented and pretty Miss Alma
Murphy who has been hit. When
leaving the coast, Miss Murphy's
father placed the young lady in Mr.
Clarke's charge, but he figured not
that Hawaii contained many charm
ing young men. To one of these,
Mr. Albert Halff, Miss Murphy lost
her heart. Mr. Clarke would not
listen to it, but he had forgotten
Cupid. The young lady sent a
message to her father, and just be
fore leaving Hilo the return message
came in the one word "Consent."
Tho happy couple aro to be mar
ried in Honolulu Monday next.
Mr. Halff is a hustling young
business man in tho employ of M.
Mclnerny Company, Ltd., and they
will make their homo in Honolulu
for the present.
When' Mr. Clarke next plays
"Why Smith Left. Home" ho will
have a new husband tamer, as Miss
Murphy will no longer appear in
Sheriff In Trouble.
Friday morning, just as Sheriff
Crowell had his force lined up for
their weekly talk, a number of citi
zens together with the representa
tives of the press, filed into tho of
fice, and proceeded in a very un
ceremonious manner to present a
complaint. The sheriff is a bravo
man, but this array of indignant
looking citizens, bearding him in
his office before his entire force, just
about took him off his feet, and he
was seen to grasp at tho window
casing for support. It was also
charged that the men under him
had all subscribed to a fund tho pur
pose of which was that he be walched.
Evidence to this was produced,
and when Mr. J. Garcia, presented
a beautiful hand engraved Elgin
watch, tho sheriff's countenance
cleared, and his feelings can be bet
ter imagined than described. The
sheriff was Jstunned, but in a few
chosen words he thanked his men
for their thoughtfulness, and urged
that they all work together in har
mony for tho betterment of tho de
partment. Tho outside of tho case has tho
sheriff's initials beautifully engraved
and on tho inside aro the words
"Presented to Clement Crowell by
tho Wailuku Police Force." A gold
fob was attached in the shape of two
Thursday, the force in Lahaina
presented tho sheriff with a beautiful
gold badge of office, and as he re
marked, things seem to be coming
his way just now.
THE OPEN DOOR.
Berrymnn in Washington 8tar.
SPECIAL TO THE MAUI -liVS.
Sueur 90.40 Beets 104.47
ROME, Mar. 15. While theKihg and. Queen were out riding
yesterday they were' attacked by an anarchist, But escaped-injury.
Major Lang, who waB escorting them, was desperately wounded. The
anarchist was attacked by the populace and beaten before he could be
arreBted by the police. ,
MILLSVILLE, Mar. 15. A posse has captured the leaders of the
attack on tho court hero. State troops are pouring into tho town.
KANS S CITY, Mar. 15, Reports from all over the state indi
cate a return of blizzard weather. Traffic is blocked.
LINCOLN, Neb., Mar. 15. The warden and two guards have
been killed at the penitentiary here, by escaped convicts.
LAWRENCE, Muss., Mar. 15. The strike in six of the mills has
been declared off.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 15 A bitter fight is being waged on the
sugar tariff bill. Republican leaders want the hill returned to the
committee and rid of its objectionable featun-s. The strugglo to down
the bill is the fiercest since the insurgents won against Cannon. Tho
bill will probably pass today.
CHICAGO, Mar. 14. Duke Kahanamoku won the 100 yards race
hore yesterday in 57 seconds flat. He put up a grand finish.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 14. Madero demands stricter neutrality
along the American border.
CHIHUAHUA, Mar. 14. The federals defending Santa Rosalia
retired when attacked by the rebels yesterday.
POUKEEPSIE, N. Y Mar. 14 The Twentieth Century Limited
was wrecked near here yesterday. The coaches.plunged into tho Hud
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Mar 14. A freight train ran into the
rear end of a passenger train yesterday. Many seriously injured.
LIKBONj Mar. 14. Half a regiment on the border has joined
HONOLULU, Mar. 14, There is no sugar scare on the mainland
though the stocks here are tumbling.
The special correspondent to the Star says the" War Department
is being accused of a shifting policy regarding Hawaii.
The remains of J. F. Morgan arrived yesterday. Funeral today.
At a meeting of the Civic Federation yesterday it was resolved
that party lines in local politics bo eliminated.
The Harbor Commission has accepted tho bulkhead plan for
wharves in Honolulu.
TheSpaulding Construction Co. will build tho marine barracks here
The Man Who Muddles Along Through
Life Never Reaches Anywhere.
A well-known Eastern publisher,
John Adams Thayer, has juss had
published a story of his business
life which he entitles "Out of the
Rut.'' And as Thayer began as a
boy printer at 5 a week and is now
where he is, he certainly has some
right to claim that ho did not fall
into a rut.
There is a thought for everybody
in the phrase "out of a rut." Too
many persons get into a rut at the
very start and never emerge from it.
They have no schemes for enhanc
ing their market valueno practical
schemes, that is, for mere longing
or day dreaming accomplish nothing
and arc content to "stay put"
and muddle along.
Each of us in life has a place, if
wo only can find it. It is idle to
complain, because our beginnings
might not have been so auspicious
as those of somo others wo know.
Doubtless most persons would pre
fer to have been born in a beautiful
mansion, with wide lawns and
playing fountains, instead of in
more humble surroundings. Yet
beautiful mansions have produced
fewer presidents of the United States
than the humble homes.
It is. all a question of working up
to the place that waits for use some
where and holding it of not getting
into a rut. And this wo ourselves
alone can do, and not anybody elso
for us. Others, it is true, can help,
but wo have to find them and merit
their assistance. The yorld has its
own business to perform and has no
time to bother to. help the man who
has not the ambition and the ener
gy to take care of himself.
Very often it may seem that life
is a sort of game of blindman's buff,
in which our eyes are so bandaged
by circumstances which seem un
controllable that to win or to lose is
merely a matter of chance, And so
we stumble along, picking out no
clear course, and presently fall into
Tho person who is acquainted
with his own mind, who knows
what he wants and tho steps by
which it best can bo secured, never
makes such a mistake. It is true
there may bo some breakdowns in
his plans from which, it would
seem, no amount of. wise precaution
could have saved him. In such
cases, however, there is satisfaction
in reflecting that there is no neces
sary ignominy in defeat the igno
miny comes in lying down and
There is a very good reason why
tho fittest survive. It is because
they make themselves fit, and in
doing so crcato in themselves the
sinews of strength. All tho disap
pointments and conflicts and alllict
ions of life may, if rightly used, be
come a means to this end. Tho dif
ficulty, of course, is in using tho
afllictions rightly, for at times it
seems not possible to make them
string up our energies to loftier ef
fort. Many of us aro too easily dis
couraged, and while sorrow may
mellow tho temper and refine the
feeling of some, it has the contrary
effect on others.
It is obviously tho duty of all,
however, 'f wo would bo just to our
selves, to pursue1 diligently that
course which, after careful thought,
wo decide to bo tho proper one.
Then we shall find our place, and
it will not bo in "the rut."
The Plantations Generally Are Adopting
The idea of sharing profits of tho
sugar industry with the employes of -the
plantations is nota new one in
Hawaii, although many poivonsj
doubtless have that idea. The late..
II. P. Baldwin was perhaps tlie
first among tho plantation heads,t6
advocate the plan, and ho put it
into effect on somo of his planta
tions some six years ago. The
practice, however, has not been
generally adopted until recently,"
but now indicati&is point to tho
system's soon becoming universal.
The Alexander & Baldwin system
did not provide for tho general field
laborers, only applying it to em
ployes on Salaries of $50 a month
or over. It was witli a view to cor
recting the obvious injustico of this,
that ' J. P. Cooke of this firm first
proposed the plan of bonuses for
laborers which was adopted and
recommended by the Hawaiian
Sugar Planters' Association a few
On January 30 the directors of
tho Waialua Agricultural Company,
and those of tho Ewa Plantation-
Company, passed resolutions ex
tending the bonus system, based on
the average price, of sugar for tho
year, to all their employes receiving
over S24 per month, the same as
for the laborers receiving under
this wage. Copies of this resolution
were asked for later by the directors
of Oahu and Pioneer plantations,
and a similar system inaugurated
by them a few days later. It seems
entirely probable that all of tho
other companies in the Territory
will soon follow suit in this regard.
The Alexander & Baldwin bonus
system for its higher paid employes
differs from tho more recently
adopted ono as mentioned above.
The employes of tho A. & B. plan
tations aro paid as a bonus a per
centage of the net profits, as de
clared by each individual company.
Mr. H. P. Baldwin, started this
profit-sharing system for employes
receiving 50 per month or over,
six years ago, with the Maui Agri
cultural Company and the Puunene
mill. Later this was extended to
For Puunene 1 per cent of the
net profits are set aside each year
for thiB purpose Hawaiian Com
mercial and Sugar sets aside li4
per cent; Maui Agricultural' and
McBryde each seta apart 2 per cent;
and Kahuku, 3 per cent. Tho dif
ference in proportion set asido is in
tended to offset the difference in
earning power of the difference
plantations. As a matter of fact,
Kahuku employes, with their 3 per
cent, do not faro so well as Pu neno
at 1 per cent.
Tho Wailuku Sugar Comnanv
have been working under a bonus
system for their laborers, for manv
years, and though slightly different,
tho results aro practically tho samo
as stated above.
Mrs. Schrader Leaves.
After a long and useful life on
Maui, spent mostly in the hotel bus
iness, Mrs. Schrader has retired,
and will hereafter leave the activi-
ties of life to others. During her
long residenco on Maui slid has"
seen many come and go, and many
an evening we have set and listened
to her reminiscences of other days.
George B. Schrader, her son, ar
rived this morning from Honolulu,
and will take his mother to livois
with him there.