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WAILUKU', MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914.
OF WEEK AS TOL
-This availing at tliu Kahnlui Ly
ceum, llio grand fancy dress ball of
tho Maui Racing; Racing Association
will bo held . The event promises
to 1)0 tlio greatest of its kind over
given on Maui. Everything is in
readiness for tho daneo and a huge
crowd is expected to attend.
The costumes should be wonder
ful, as many of them have been ob
tained from tho mainland. The
local costumcrs have also been hard
at work for a long time past, and
the result of their labors should ho
that the best dressed crowd of dan
.ccrs ever seen on Maui will bo con
gregated at the Lyceum this even
ing. Tho ball will start off with a
grand march, and it should bo well
worth seeing as it is expected that
there will bo at least five hundred
people present when tho opening
strains of the dance music arc
That the refiners arc tho people
who benefit by the reduction in the
sugar tarifi, is well known. How
ever, the following extract from a
letter written by a New York firm,
will explain itself:
"This Sugar Refining Company
reports a very prosperous condition
of business as you will notice from
copyof thoir statement for the year
ending December 31st, 1913, as cer
' tilled to by M. if W. L. Scuddor,
Certified Public Accountants, New
City. The margin of manufacturing
profit has been considerably larger
since tho reduction in tariff on
March 1st than it had been for some
time previous. Tho difference be
tween tho cost of raw sugar and the
price which refiners are able to se
cure for refined sugar is equal to
almost 9-10ths of a cent per pound
at this writing, which, of course,
allows a handsome profit. The com
pany is particularly fortunate in
having its location on deep water
with a modern equipment and a
largo capacity, which tend to allow
them to refine sugar at as low a
cost as any refiner in the country."
At tho Maui Theatre, tho performance-
of tho Little Red Riding
Hood, by tho children of tho dis
trict, attracted a large crowd on Sat
urday night last. The show went
with a swing that delighted people,
and tho little tots did cxcellont
work that showed that they had
been well trained br Mrs. L. C.
Tho matineo that was given on
Friday afternoon was also splendid
and was much on joyed byoveryone.
Tho children showed exceptional
cloverncss, and some of them did
work that would have boon a credit
to grown-up amatours. The songs
woro well rendored and tho little
ones pleased cvoryone.
Says Many Items on Plebiscite List Are Only "Sops"
to Catch Votes Favors Reservoir and Sanitarium
But Says Bad Time to Go Further in Debt.
Paia, Maui, April 23rd, 1911.
Tho Editor, Maui Xnvrf,
Wailuku, Maui, T. If.
Because of my being on tho so
called "PlebiscitcCommittco" which
rccontly reported to the Hoard of
Supervisors in favor of their order
ing a plebiscite on tho question of
the issuance of sufficient county
bonds to raise funds for the con
struction of certain improvements
as advertised in your paper, a num
ber have asked mo my views on tho
subject, and I find that it is gene
rally thought that I am in favor of
the proposed bond issue in its en
tirety. With your indulgence, 1
desire to state briefly through your
columns what position I and some
of tho other members of the com
mittee hold on this question.
With the present unfortunate out
look for the future prosperity of the
two main industries of the Terri
tory, because of tho diilicultics ex
perienced in disposing of our pine
output and the low price of sugar
duo to the recent Democratic Tarifi
legislation, and with tho expecta
tion of a lower price when sugar
goes on tho free list, 1 feel most de
cidedly that the County should not
borrow money for any purpose or
purposes that aro not absolute nec
essities or that will not bo revenue
The committee appointed by tho
Chairman of tho Board of Supervi
sors, on the 22nd of last January,
investigated very carefully the Ma
kawao Water Works, including the
Kula nine line, and I think were
unanimously in favor of the Coun
ty's raising sufficient money by the
sale of bonds to construct a six mil
lion gallon reservoir at Olinda, pro
vided that the water works be im
mediately put under eflicient man
agement. This enterprise, which has
cost tho County approximately $200,-
000.00, has been mismanaged from
the start, and a big improvement in
this regard should bo insisted upon by
the voters before- they vote Yes"
to increasinir the investment. The
water system without this reservoir
is incomplete, and I believe that if a
reservoir is built there it will make
it possiblo to supply enough more
customers, if properly handled, to
increase tho revenuo from water
sales sufficiently to pay the extra
interest and sinking fund allowance
that would result from the sale of
bonds to cover the expense. I con
sider the amount asked for this
item as advertised, i. e. $50,000.00,
considerably in access of what will
bo needed, oven though pipe lino
extensions and tho putting of the
present system in good working or
der are contemplated. This how
ever, if it is so, is no reason for
voting against the item; as Act 117
of tho Session Laws of 1913, which
that "The unexpended balance, if
any, of the proceeds of tho bonds
issued for any specific purposo shall
bo transferred to the ciedit of the
sinking fund for the redemption of
any bond issued undor this Act."
Last Fobruary, when wo had un
usually dry woathor for that timo
of tho year, thoro was no wator at
tho water head, and consequently
the pipe lino was empty. Water
had to bo hauled to the Kula Sani
tarium and other users of water
from the system, as their private
storage soon gave out. Similar con
ditions might occur often during the
summer months, with serious re
sults; but if a six million gallon
reservoir were located at Olinda and
it were full, a thirty days' supply
from it alone would be assured.
The committee also unanimously
agreed that if the bridges, or some
of thorn, on tho government road
in liana were in a damierous con
dition they should bo roplaced by
concrete structures, and that the
money for this should bo raised
through the sale of bonds. I do not
know from personal observation
what the condition of these bridges
is, and I have heard conllicting re
ports. I doubt if tho whole amount
asked for should be expended.
Personally, I heartily favor bor
rowing money for tho erection of
more buildings for tho Kula Farm
and Sanitarium. The lack of ade
quate quarters there is deplorable,
and the enlargement of the Institu
tion is, from a public health stand
point alone, a matter of vital im
portance to this community.
Except for a small amount to ex
tend the supply pipe of the Wailuku
Water Works further up the valley
so as to secure a purer supply, I
and other members on the commit
tee consider tho other items on tho
list unnecessary and ill-advised. In
my opinion they were asked for
largely as ''sops" to get tho people
of the communities affected to como
to the polls. The necessity for in
cluding items for that purpose is an
unfortunato fcaturo of the "Enab
If tho County were in a flourish
ing condition with good prospects
for the future, 1 should favor is
suing bonds for tho entire amount
asked for; but undor tho present
conditions 1 do not favor it. Dur
ing the last two years tho income of
the County has fallen off approxim
ately $1-10,000.00, and tho prospect
is that it will bo diminished consi
derably more during the next few
years. In view of this prospect, it
is not right for us to saddle the
County with additional annual pay
ments that must bo met regularly
for tho next twenty years, on ac
count of expenditures that aro not
absolutely necessary. The following
quotation, from an article by Mr.
William A. Prendorgast in "Tho
American City for March, is to the
point, "fn many cities tho great
est burden tho annual budget has to
bear is tho sum which must be pro
vided each year for what is called
'the debt service.'" Our County
now has to make, annual payments
of $28,000.00 becauso of money ob
tained from tho Territorial Loan
Fund for belt roads, tho Kula pipe
lino and other improvements; and
wo should not voto to incroaso the
amount recklessly and so embarrass
oursolvoa financially in tho future.
Thanking you for tho spaco, I am,
II. A. BALDWIN.
REAL WAR NOW.
VERA CRUZ, April 23. Federals and Rebels are united against
the United States. Gen. Maas is moving qn Vera Cruz to retake city.
Secretary McAdoo discusses plans to seize the railroad to Mexico
City. U. S. marines arc holding breastworks, three miles from
Vera Cruz. Tho "Dakota" and "Maryland'' aro ordered to Mexican
waters. Admiral Doyle is to command Pacific fleet. Tho Toliuan
tepee railroad is abandoned. Torpedo boat destroyers are ordered
into commission. The American-Hawaiian steamers "Columbian"
and "Nebraskan" have been seized by Mexicans at Salina Cruz.
Tho American-Hawaiian steamers on the Atlantic side got away from
Puerto, Mexico, in time to escape capture.
WASHINGTON, April 23. Tho Fifth Brigade, Central Division,
which was stationed at Galveston, has been ordered to Vera Cruz.
The Brigade comprises four regiments. Tho Western Brigade has
been sent to the Mexican border. The Sixth Coast Artillery left for
tho border also yesterday. Thrco more Americans were killed at
Vera Cruz yesterday and twenty-five were wounded. Fighting has
come to an end at Vera Cruz. Railroads and bridges aro being seized
between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. Consular agents of Brazil will
do all they can to look after American interests. Refugees consisting
of Americans, English and German are arriving at Vera Cruz. The
Mexican representative here received his passport yesterday and left
for Toronto, from which placo he will proceed to Mexico.
TAMPICO, April 23. British and Gorman warships hero are
thronged with refugees.
SACRAMENTO, April 23. It is roported here that an attempt
was made to poison the water supply of San Diego and that Eoldiers
are now patroling the pipelines and reservoirs.
The Fifth Cavalry is to patrol the Imperial Valley and protect
the water supply.
JUAREZ, April 23. Villa says he cannot be drawn into any
scheme which means a fight with the United States.
VERA CRUZ, April 23. Twelve were killed and thirty wounded
on the American side. The deaths on the Mexican side amounted to
about 150 for Tuesday's fighting. This total has to be added to on
account of yesterday's fighting. Mexicans, shooting from roof tops,
were aided by fire from the Naval College, which was soon destroyed
by a terrific fire from the American ship, Perry. Paymaster Kimbol,
of tho British ship Effex, was wounded by a stray bullet. The blue
jackets from tho British ships cheered the Americans as they landed
at the docks. Admiral Flotcher has established his headquarters at
Tho Terminal Hotel.
MENICO CITY, April 22. Nelson O'Shannessy has been given
his passport and leaves for homo today.
General Carranza is taking the United States to task for interfer
ing in Mexican affairs. He says tho action taken at Vera Cruz is one
of hostility to the whole of Mexico.
Commandant Maas, who skipped from Vera Cruz, has called up
on Mexicans to gather at Saltillo to repeal the American invasion.
VERA CRUZ, April 22. The bodies of the Americans killed here
will be shipped home.
SACRAMENTO, April 22. As a result of tho news of trouble in
lower California, Governor Johnson is sending nine companies down
to that district.
VERA CRUZ, April 21. Admiral Fletcher seized this city today.
Four Americans were killed and twenty wounded. The Mexican loss
is unknown. Fletcher threatened to shell the town if the Mexicans
directed their fire at the Americans. The city is now under control of
the Americans. The action of Wilson was hurried on account of a
German ship being reported to be arriving at Vera Cruz with a cargo
of arms. Ten boats filled with marines and bluejackets were
sent ashore. When within a block of the main Plaza, the
Mexicans opened fire on the Americans. This was returned and in a
few minutes fighting became general. The transport Perry turned
guns on the city, following the battleship Utah, which fired five shots
to demolish the lighthouse which was filled with Mexican sharpshoot
ers who were firing heavily on the Americans. Most of the firing at tho
Americans was by outposts from roofs and civilians also did a lot of
shooting. At half-past four o'clock Captain Rush sent a message to
Commandant Maas asking for the surrender of the city. Maas could
not be found, and it transpires that he fled early in the game with his
officers. Rear Admiral Badger arrived off port later on. lie was
ordered to proceed to Tampico and seize that city. It is stated in
Washington that Wilson will take no further steps against Mexico, but
that the future hinges on what action Iluerta takes. Through the
seizure of Vera Cruz and Tampico, the City of Mexico is isolated from
WASHINGTON, April 20. The House grants Wilson's request
for armed support. The Senate will respond favorably today. A high
official of the Government declares that Tampico and Vera Cruz will
be seized within twenty-four hours. Wilson withholds plans until
final action is taken by Congress on his request for armed support.
Tho National Guards may bo called upon for active service as they
aro now part of the regulars. Ten thousand troops in tho Western
Dopartmont aro ready to take tho fiold. Merchant vessels have heon
ordered to leave Tampico and Vera Cruz, and women and children
from both towns are being put aboard ships. When blockado is estab
lished foreign vessels will not bo
made to keep open tho Tehuantopec
ordered the cruiser Denver to Salina
interfered with. All efforts will bo
railroad. Secretary Daniels has
a 1 n
Iiy Masti-r l'uii.
C. A. C. beat Valley Isle, score 4 to 0
Gymnasium beat Asahi, score 21 to 1G
STANDING OF TEAMS
W L Pet.
3 1 750
2 1 667
2 1 667
2 1 667
2 2 500.
2 2 500
1 3 250
0 3 000
C. A. C.
o the Chinese stars of
the diamond, for Capt. Aki Tom's
peerless aggregation of ball tossers
had the golden opportunity of
whitewashing a strong combination
f ball players called the "Valley
Isles," in the first game of the
Junior League played last Sunday.
the score being 4 to 0. With the
addition of five new players from
Camp 1 , Manager Stender put up a
very good game against the C. A.
Pitcher De Mello of the Vallcv
Isle, has speed, a nice break to his
curves and he was heaving nobly
for his team, but Diamond Chong,
the hypnotic twirler of the C. A.
C. was far superior in the art of
pitching than his opponent, and all
hats are now lifted to this marve
lous youngster, who struck out
fourteen and allowed only five hits.
The C. A. C. team played an al
most errorless game, and only
Isame was chalked up with one
error in the sixth inning, when he
heaved sky-high over first to retire
There were eight errors made by
the Valley Isle outfit and eleven
hits made off Pitcher De Mello that
netted four runs.
The second game between the
Asahis and the Gymnasium boys
was a wild and wooly exhibition of
baseball, due mostly to Jupiter Plu
vius interfering during the progress
of the game.
It started to rain during the
third inning and play was suspen
ded for a while, with the Gymna
siums leading by 6 runs. Although
it drizzled again in the next in
ning, both teams did not mind
playing baseball in the rain. The
feature of the day was the clean
home run made by Snowball Stirl
ing in the fifth inning. At lhe end
Continued on pa;o 6.
On Sunday night last, Mr. An
derson, of tho Board of Health, as
sisted by Chief Sanitary Inspector
Osiuor, gavo a freo exhibition and
lecturo on Tuberculosis, at the Pio
neer Theatre, Lahaina. Tho theatre
was crowded and tho pictures and
lecturo intcrostod thoso present vory
much. Mr. Anderson has boon lec
turing all over tho group and ho has
alroady spoken at many Maui
towns and villages." Ho proceeds to
liana in tho near future.