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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913.
acresting Address by Dr. E. V.
Wilcox Says Army Is Good
To help tlio homesteader to help
himself, is what Dr. K. V. Wilcox,
director of the Hawaii Experiment
Station, is aiming to do for the
Haiku farmers. Tn a very inter
esting address delivered last Sunday
afternoon at the Kuiaha school
house, Dr. Wilcox outlined a plan
by which the settlers in this district
may develop their community along
progressive lines, make themselves
independent, and improve their so
cial life. The meeting was attended
by about forty homesteaders and
other residents of the surrounding
country, and the ideas advanced
were cordially endorsed. Steps have
already been taken to effect an
organization of the character sug
gested by the speaker.
GOOD MAItKETS BXIST.
Dr. Wilcox docs not believe in
paternalism in connection with
farming, lie would reduce also the
number of expensive links between
the producer and the consumer.
Towards this end the work of mar
keting farm products will not be
conducted on a commission basis by
the Territory, as was the case dur
ing the past two years. Instead of
this, the Federal Experiment Sta
tion, which, since the first of July
has assumed the work formerly car
ried on by the Marketing Division
of the Territorial Board of Immi
gration, will bend its efforts towards
bringing the farmer and the retailer
or wholesaler together.
Dr. Wilcox declared that there is
no lack of market for almost all
kinds of produce which can be
iirown in the Territory. That in
fact the Honolulu merchants would
much prefer home giown products
rather than those imported, pro
vided they could be assured of rea
sonably regular supply, and in quan
tities to justify in handling them.
And the only way these conditions
can bo met is by the farmers work
USE TUB SCIIOOLIIOUSUS.
' Dr. Wilcox urged the settlers to
"get together." His began his ad
x&es. -by commending the use of
the school building for such meet
ings as he was addressing- He be
lieved tfiat all possible use should
be made of school houses for public
gatherings, instead of carefully lock
ing them up except during the few
hours each week that they are ac
tually used for classes of children.
And in getting together, the speak
er urged that almost any excuse for
meetings should bo taken advan
tage of social recreation, women's
clubs, literary meetings as well as
for purely business purposes. All
of these occasions should furuish
opportunity to compare notes to the
mutual advantage of all. "Find out
what your neighbors are doing, and
don't bo afraid that it will hurt you
to give them the benefit of your own
AHMY A GOOD CUSTOMOU.
Dr. Wilcox states that the army
on Oahu would be able to use great
quantities of all kinds of farm pro
duce, but that no individual farmer
could get to this market owing to
the fact that ho could not supplv
quantities sufficient nor with the
regularity absolutely demanded.
Howovor, it would bo perfectly fea
siblo for a group of farmors to work
togothor and get a good market for
a portion of their product. As an
instance, sovoral tons of sweet pota
toes could be sold to the army com
missary monthly, and if a numbor
of growers would plant togothor.
provision could doubtless be made
to handle their crop most satisfac
torily. The same is true of a good
many other things. In like mannor
the largo hotels of Honolulu are
constantly using great quantities of
farm truck, now brought largoh
.from the Coast, for the reason that
it is impossible to get a regular sup
STrtAWBUmil ES AND HUTTD1!.
The Island of Kauai has lately
begun to ship some strawberries to
Honolulu, as has also the Big Isl
and; they have found a ready mar
ket. A great many more could he
used. The co-operative creamery
at Glenwood. on Hawaii, Dr. Wil
cox reported to be in a flourishing
condition, now shipping some 2000
pounds of butter monthly. Recently
through the efforts of the Experi
ment Station, market has also been
found for the buttermilk produced
at this creamery, and what was be
fore almost a waste by-product; now
brings something like $200 per
month profit, which, is almost
enough to pay the expenses of ope
rating the creamery.
LOW COST OP MAHKBTING.
Dr. Wilcox stated that since his
station has taken charge of the mar
keting work, something like $M,000
worth of produce has been sold
through its efforts, at a cost of some
SCO or $70.
In a Portuguese community on
Kauai, tho speaker stated, a resi
dent has been appointed to keep the
office in touch with conditions in
tho community. This man receives
the nominal salary of $25 per
month, and his work is to carry out
simple suggestions of the station as
to cultural methods, as well as re
porting crops being planted and
prospective harvestings from time
to time. Dr. Wilcox tentatively
promised a similar agent for the
Kuiaha homesteads, provided the
settlers show ability to pull together.
Tho last legislature in turning
over tho work of the Marketing Div
ision to the Federal station, appro
propriated $30,000 for the two-year
period. However, as Dr. Wilcox
explained, there were conditions ex
pressed with reference to this ap
propriation, by which it is neces
sary to apply the bulk of these funds
to extending tho work of thosoveral
branch experiment stations on the
various islands., -Hnce the station
really lias but $2000, or less, ivjr
year, to apply to actual marketing
work. Dr. Wilcox made this ex
planation to correct the erroneous
impression that there is a large
fund with which to scatter roses in
farmer's pathway. However, he
does not feel that he will be serious
ly handicapped on account of funds,
since he does not believe in going
into tho commission business for
the Territory. If tho settlers will
get together and work with tho sta
tion for their own betterment, he is
certain that success will follow, pro-'
vided ordinary business principles
GET TOGHTlinR AND SUCCEED.
A number of. complaints were
made to Dr. Wilcox regarding ship
ping facilities and lack of considera
tion or interest said to be shown by
tho transportation companies in
handling farm products. On this
point he stated that tho organiza
tion of an association would probab
ly remove much cause for such com
plaints, since tho amount of ship
ments would then be likely to bo
sufficient to bo of real interest to
the transporters. He stated that in
several instances of which he had
personal knowledge, tho steamship
company had willingly made good
damages to shipments in their
In telling the Kuieha homestead
ers that ho believed thorn to bo by
far the most favorably situated of
homesteaders in tho Territory, Dr.
Wilcox, without saying so, iniplicM
that if they did not "make good"
they must themselves be largely res
ponsible, e'mco other settlers loss
favorably situated are beginning to
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
Peoples' Store Ltd., held on Tuesday,
July 29, the following officers were elect
ed for the coming year: Patrick Cocke,tt
president; J. H. Wilson, vice president
A. K. Ting, secretary; Ii. J. Guerrero,
manager and treasurer; Cliarles Wilcox,
By order, A. K. TING, secretary.
That there will be one glorious
time on August 16, is admitted
by everyone on Maui. The Puu
nene Harvest Home festival will be
the affair, and all sorts of sports
and amusements have been arrang
The Puunene Athletic Club will
do things in style and the tenuis,
swimming, bowls, baseball and
dance will keep the local people and
the visitors happy for the whole
day and the evening as well.
The ball game will be a new
feature, as regards the festival, and
the Punahou nine will go up
against the Puunene outfit on the
Wailuku diamond. The irame
should be one of the best ever play
ed oir Maui, and there should be
a large crowd of fans in the 'grand
stand and around the enclosure.
Details regarding the tenuis and
baseball teams will be available
Johu M. llright is the new postmaster
at Laliaina, and hesucceedsArtlmr Waal.
Rev. Frank Scudder will preach at the
Wailuku Union Church tomorrow even
ing. Ralph S. Hosiuer. of the board of
agriculture, wns a visitor to Maui during
The schooner Ilonoipo will sail from
Haua with a full cargo of sugar next
Philip L. Coke, son of "Jim" of that
ilk, came down from the Raymond
Ranch last week
Alexander IIuiiic lford is getting out a
special "boundXh tapa" edition of his
"Jim" Coke paid Wailuku a visit this
week. , He came up on business and
only remained a day or so.
Charles 15. King, supervising principal
of Oahu schools, spent a couple of days
on Maui during the week.
Rev. R. H. Dodjrc is now on a trio of
inspection of the churches of his district,
on the liana side of this island, i
James W. Robertson was registered at
the Maui Hotel yesterday. He will re
main on the island for a few days.
Mrs. Durney, of Kula, went down to
Honolulu early this week. She was ac
companied by Mrs. C, J. Schooling.
The Maui Theatre is to be widened six
feet and the enlargement will allow for
many more seats in the popular theatre.
The standard Oil Co. 's steamer, Mave
rick, arrived in port on Wednesday, She
brought a cargo of gasoline and distillate.
Mrs. J. Garcia and family returned
irom the Coast on Wednesday last. Mr.
Garcia went to Honolulu to meet his
John Garcia has so far recovered from
his long illness that he will be able to
take up his duties at the police station
Mrs. S. I!. Kinesburv has been con
fined to her home for the past week or
so. She expects to be about again with
in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. MacKaye. who
spent a week on Maui, returned to Hono
lulu on the Claudiue which left oil
George Wilbur has been advised of
the serious illuess of his .mother, in Los
AnSles. He has the sympathy of all his
The Kahului Railroad Company is
erecting a new house on the site ol the
Harms residence that was dentroyisd by-
fire some time ago.
Paul Schmidt, the well known and
popular traveler, is again in town. He
paid his usual visit to Haua and the sur
Harold Rice was a visitor to the court
of Judge McKay last week. Harold had
to dig up five plunks for exceeding the
iilteen mile speed limit m his auto.
The S. S. Lurline arrived at Kahului
yesterday morning. She brought the
usual freight for the port and took on
sugar and molasses for the mainland.
Mrs. Penhallow. wife of Captain Pen
hallow, returned to Wailuku on Tuesday
She has been away in the mountains at
the beautiful home of Mr. J. P. Cooke.
The thermometer in the Maui Nkw,
office, registered 97 in the shade yester
day. It was a borrowed instrument mid
we wish we could also borrq w an electric
Land Agent Aiken sold a number of
lots of land last Saturday. The lots
brought n good price. Teit of the lots
arc located below Olinda, j.nd two at
Thursday and yesterday were the hot
test days of the season, and the people
of Wailuku and Kahului wore an an
xious look when the thermometer hit
the 90 mark.
Mrs. J, Richardson, of Lahainn, who
lost several rings and a bracelet a couple
of weeks ago, has not heard anything of
the jewels yet. The police are looking
into the matter.
A party of three, consisting of Mrs.
A. E. llruiic, Mrs. G. K. Trimble and
Miss M. Hal, leave for a trip to Molokai
this afternoon. They will be guests of
Mrs. C. C. Conradt for a week.
The long promised sidewalk on the
Waikapu side of Main street from
dlanawaki street up is at last being
started upon. The sidewalk will be a
great improvement to the town.
On Wednesday last Miss Harriet Lay
and the Misses Olive, Dorothy, Iiessie
and Ruth Lindsay departed for Hawaii
where they are to spend several weeks
in vicinity of the Volcano House.
Alexander Hume Ford, editor of the
Mid-Pacific Magazine is in town, and is
hustling around the same as usual. He
is off for a world's tour next month and
expects to be away for several months.
The finals of the II. A. Baldwin tennis
tournament resulted, as was predicted
weeks ago, in a win for Myers and Rich
ardson. They defeated Unglc and Col
lins in easy fashion, three sels straight,
6-3. 6-3, 7-5.
ine Aiaui luercnaiits Association lvns .
been formed, and all the rcpresentativle'f
stores of the town have joined in, nil
order to establish an understanding as
regards "bad pays" who, sometimes
'do' ' the stores
Chief Sanitary Inspector Osuier re-
returned from Laliaina an Wednesday
last. He reports that the ancient capital
is being cleaned up, and that the newly
appointed county inspector is getting
on to his job in good shape.
Taono, the well known bartender at
the Maui Hotel, has been in Honolulu
having his eyes attended to for the past
few weeks. He writes to the effect that
he hopes to be back on Maui next week.
His many friends will be glad to see him
Mrs. Louise Chisholm Jone3, soloist of
the Wailuku Union Church, will resume
her work at the church Sunday evening
and ml sing O Rest in the Lord- from
Mendelssohn's "Elijah." The organ re
cital by Miss Short will begin at 7
o'clock as usual.
The program for the organ recital at
the Union Church Sunday evening, is as
follows: Grand Choeur i:i If, Salame;
The Lost Chord, Sullivan; Prelude to
Lohengrin, Wagner; Sanctus Gounad;
Reve Angelique, Rubcnstein; Postlude,
It is probable that the First Artillery
baud will come to Maui for a trip. If the
organization does pay us a visit, Maui
people will hear some good music. The
band players will probably be camped in
the local armory during their stay in
On Tuesday evening last Mr. and
Mrs. W. II. Field entertained at dinner
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Mac
Kaye, of Honolulu. Among the others
present were, Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Stev
enson, Miss Clouan, Mr. Robert Hair
aud Mr. F. Peacock.
"Promotion," the new weekly
paper, published aud edited by
that well known newspaperman,
Will Sabin, is on the news stand.
The new venture is a brighly
written and interesting paper. Will
Sabin is noted for his literary at
tainments, and he has excelled
himself in his work on the latest
addition to Hawaiian literature.
Important results are expected of
tho remarkable discovery by a pro
fessor of the College do France, of a
now explosive, ton times more
powerful than dynamite, which has
just been made public at Lcraure
It gets its force from tho lique
faction of gases. Darsonvillite, as
it probably will b called, consists
simply of a mixture of lampblack
and liquid gas. Experiments made
with it in quarries near Paris aro
said to have given perfectly satis
1 CJglctpil INCWo Ul ULJLC VV CCiV
HONOLULU, Aug. 1. Four hundred men have beon laid off tho
Waiaholo water project and in future the work will bo centered.
The city water supply is getting very ehort and some alarm is felt.
WASHINGTON, July 31. E. M. Watson has been named for the
Supreme Court bench of Hawaii.
It is doubtful if Germany and England will exhibit at the Pana
ma Exposition. The reason given is that international expositions
are too frequent to be of service to trade.
OINOINNATTI, July 31. Seven persons were killed at the
motordrome today when a motorcycle collided with a telephone post
and exploded the gasoline tank.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31. Duku Kahanamoku will attempt to
break tho fifty yards record on August 10.
SALONICA, July "31. The special committee of investigation
confirms tho stories of Bulgarian cruelly.
HONOLULU, July 31. Applications from Hawaiian born Jap
anese for land in California are worrying the Governor.
The transport Buford is being hold in readiness for the Honolulu
Bert Ilivcnberg has" been aT pointed superintendent of KapiolaniV
Park and succeeds John EfiingeY.
The Board of Health is awaiting a decision as to the suspected
case of malaria at Papaikou, Hawaii.
Bernard, tho cashier of the Union Grill, pled guilty to embezzle
ment and was given four months jail. He relumed the $500 that was
found in his possession when forested at Vancouver.
CHICAGO, July 30. Eif teen persons died from heat hero to
day. The heat is intense and :attlo aro dying everywhere.
WASHINGTON, July 30..-Bryan expresses hope for peace in
Mexico. American prisoner? have been released and the rebels aro
WASHINGTON, July 317. Tho insurgents are appealing to Bryan
in hopes of reaching a comirnn ground in an attempt to head off the
An Automobile Bargain
Tho owner has placed with us for quick sale,
a 3-seat runabout. This car haft boon thoroughly
overhauled in our shops and is guaranteed to be
in perfect condition. This car must, be sold at
once, and the price has been made so low and
tho terms so easy that we look for a quick salo
on this machine. Come in and let us show you
this car. It won't cost you anything.
C J. SCHOENING & CO.
1 mini 11 111 iiii 1111 Seel
268 Warket Street, San
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Willielmina... Apr. 9 Apr. 15 Apr. 23 Apr. 29 42
Ilonolulati.... Apr. 15 Apr. 22 Apr. 29 May 7 2S
"Hilouian Apr. 24 Apr. 27 May 3 May 12 May 21 May 29 69
Enterprise... Apr. 26 May 4 May 14 May 24 103
Lurline..! Apr. 29 May 6 May 13 May 21 58
Willielmina... May 7 May 13 May 21 May 27 43
Honolulaii.... May 13 May 20 May 27 June 4 29
llyades May 15 May iS May 24 Juue 3 June 11 June 21 36
Lurline May 27 .". June 3 June 10 June 18 59
"Enterprise... May 31 June 8 June 18 June 28 104
Willieluiitia .. June 4 June 10 June 18 June 24 44
Hiloniau June 5 Juue 8 Juue 14 Juue 23 July 2 July 10 70
Honolulaii.... June 10 June 17 June 24 July 2 30
Lurline June 24 July 1 July 8 July 16 60
IIyades June 26 June 29 July 5 July i5 July 23 Aug. 2 37
Willielmina .. July 2 July 8 July 16 July 22 45
I5nti-rprise... July 5 July 13 July 23 Aug. 2 105
Honolulaii.... July 9 July 16 July 22 July 30 31
HiIonian July 17 July 20 July 26 Aug. 4 Aug. 13 Aug. 21 71
Lurline July 22 July 29 Aug. 5 Aug. 13 Ol
Willieluiina.. July 30 Aug. 5 Aug. 13 Aug. 19 46
Honolulaii... Aug. 5 Aug. 12 Aug. 19 Aug. 27 32
Hyades Aug. 7 Aug. 10 Aug. 16 Aug. 26 Sept. 3 Sept. 13 38
Hutcrprise.. Aug. 9 Aug. 17 Aug. 27 Sept. 6 106
Lurline Aug. 19 Aug, 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 10 62
Willielmina.. Aug. 27 Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 16 47
"Ililonian.... Aug. 28 Aug. 31 Sept, 6 Sept. 15 Sept. 24 Oct. 2 72 .
PORTS OF CALL.
S. S. WIMIELMINA To Honolulu and Ililo.
8. S. LURLINE To Honolulu and Kahului.
S. S. HONOLULAN To Honolulu and Kahului.
S. S. ENTERPRISE To Hilo direct.
S. S. IIILONIAN ) To Honolulu, Port Allen, Kahului,
S. S. HYADES J Kaanapali and Ililo.
Indicates that steamer carries combustibles and freight only (no
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