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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1914
Crop of Over 6200 Tons Finished
Last Week Old Plantation That
Has Been Making Good in Recent
Years Under Heavy Handicaps.
Exceeding by nearly 1000 tons
any previous crop, the Kaeleku
Sugar Company finished its season
last week, with a total output of
G215 tons. The best previous year
was 1912, when 5250 tons was har
vested. The acreage from which
this yield was obtained was some
thing under 1500, and the average
was 4.15 tons of sugar to the acre.
To those who are familiar with
conditions around liana, this is a
record to be proud of. The Kaeleku
plantation depends entirely upon
rainfall for irrigation, which makes
the crops from year to year very un
certain. Besides this the plantation
has cither diflicultics to contend
with that are not met with in other
localities. The land is exceedingly
rocky and broken, so that steam
plowing is impracticable, und har
vesting is also rendered expensive
by the same conditions. Were sugar
prices as high as the were a year
ago, there would bellittle, however,
to complain of at Kaeleku, but those
who claim to know, foresee the end
of sugar production in the liana
district, under free sugar.
What is now the Kealeku Sugar
Company's holdings constitute what
is one of the oldest sugar plantations
on the island of Maui. Cane was
first planted there commercially in
1855, by Cook & Need ham,
pioneers in the Hawaiian sugar in
dustry, and the property was known
as the Hana Plantation. Later A.
Uuna became a partner in the firm
and finally sale owner. The mill at
this period was made one of the
model mills of the day under the
direction of'C. Hedemann, now
manager of the Honolulu Tron
Works, but at that time engineer of
the mill. This was over 30 years
ago. The late M. S. Grinbnun
bought the plantation and a series
of managers tried their hand at the
place until it was finally sold at
puonc auction in l'JVi to clear up
its indebtedness. Among the man
agers at this period were David
Center, with Pat McClane as his
head over-sccr, K. S. Gjerdrum, E.
K. Bull, and Mr. Worth ington, and
finally in 1904 John Chalmers, the
present manager took charge, coming
from Waimanalo, where he had
been head luna. Grinbaunsuccceded'
in reorganizing the plantation, .And
as the old name was considered a
hoodoo, the name was changed to
the present one.
Mr. Chalmers had developed the
property steadily in the 10 years he
has been in charge, and fair divi
dends have been paid at different
times. Something of his success is
indicated from the following figures
showing the cropsfrom 1005 todate:
Years 1905 190G 1907 1908 1909
Tons 2720 850 2702 302G 4001
Years 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914
Tons 5221 4S99 5250 49G0 G215
As far as present indications go,
the outlook for the 1915 crop is re
ported to be as good as this year.
Unfavorable weather, however,
might materially alter the prospects.
Where No Excuse Is Possible
Campaign after campaign, the
people of Hawaii havo stood behind
Prince Kalunianaolc as delegate to
Congress. And what he has done
in return during the last four years?
He has drawn the $10,000 a year or
nearly that, which his salary and
mileage amount to, and disappoint
ed all his friends and supporters
who thought he would stay on the
job and try to work for the benefit
of Hawaii. Voters everywhere await
his e; planation of why he retained
the job and drew the salary while
most of the time doing nothing.
At Red Hill
Compauy L. Has But 6 Men Absent
Over 600 Citizen Soldiers In
Camp Plenty Of Work.
Honolulu, July 30. The nation
al guard is not having an idle ho
liday in the Red Iliil camp by any
means. From 5 o'clock in the
morning until "taps" at 9:30 o'
clock at night there has been some
thing doing about every minute,
and it hasn't been play either.
With the arrival of Company I,
of Wailuku, by the Claudine, early
Sunday morning, the last of the 12
companies of the First Infantry
reached the camp. The Wailuku
boys, under command Captain W.
F. Kaae, and numbering 59 men,
marched from the wharf, and re
ceived a warm greeting from the
troops already assembled. 1st
W. S, Chillingworth and 2nd
R. K. Wilcox are also with
company. Company L, of Lahai
na, which came down on the Ma
una Kea on Saturday morning, is
under command of Captain W. F.
Young and 1st Lt. W. K. Kalua
kini. This company has only 6
men absent, a very creditable showing-.
There are over 600 men of the
National Guard in camp. All of
the companies are quartered in
shelter tents, which were erected
by the men after they arrived on
the grounds-. On Sunday Govern
or rinkham visited the camp, and
was received with due military
Already a number of battle pro
blems have been worket out, which
has meant some strenuous hiking
for the boys, but all seem to be
standing it well. A considerable
amount of time is being given to
target practise. The local troops
are working in conjunction with
the regulars, particularly with the
2nd Infantry whicj is stationed
nearby at Fort Shafter.
What came near being: a tragedy
occured on the Waihee road, just
beyond the Waihee stream, when
the Overland antomobile driven by
Manuel Coelho overturned on the
steep grade and its four occupants
were caught beneath. As it was,
all escaped withing worse than
bruises, with the exception of a
Hawaiian women named Kilikina,
who was taken to Malulani hospi
tal to have an ugly scalp wound
treated. The others in the party
were a Hawasian man and woman,
named Kaawa and Naloha. The
accident happened las.t Saturday
The accident is said to have been
caused by the woman, Kilikina,
grabbing the driver's arm and caus
ing him to lose control of the car.
The automobile was not badly
damaged by the upset.
Cuts Out Puget Sound
The American-Hawaiian Steam
shipCompany hasdecided toabandon
its Puget Sound-Hawaii service, and
the last vessel from the Northwest
ports was the Montanan, which ar
rived last week. The amount of
business does not justify the additi
onal expense, according to the of
ficers of the company. Hereafter
the vessels of this line will leave the
Coast from San Francisco, and will
return with their sugar cargoes to
the Atlantic by way of the Panama
Telegraph News of the Week.
War Has Begun!
SHANGHAI, July 30. British far eastern fleet mobilizing at
Weiheiwei and Tsing Tao in preparation for any developments in
British floet left Portsmouth yesterday under sealed orders. Im
possible to gain information os to destination.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 30. Only a political miracle can avert
war- between this country and Austria; a war that by terms of the two
great alliances that bind leading powers, will bring forces of Great
Britain and France into conflict with arms of Germany and Italy
War machinery has been set in motion. Immense number of reser
vists called to colors last night by imperial ukase.
VIENNA, July 29. Police quelled food riots here today. Rise in
prices food stuffs abnormal.
VIENNA, July 29. Eurperor declares it was his wish to end reign
in peace, but Providence willed otherwise. Troops being rapidly mobliz
cd. NICE, July 29. Servian Danube steamer has been siezed by Austri
ROME, July 29. First and second squadrons Italian Navy are con
sentrating at Gasta.
LONDON, 29. German minister of Belgrade, is safe here.
LONDON, 29. Great Britain's obligation to her partners in triple
entiente will force her to support Russia and France in any steps they
may take in Austria-Servia war, is belief here. Much activity army
and navy circles. Reports indicate other powers may become invol
ved. Russia has ordered all lighthouses and beacons along Russian
Black Sea coast, darkened.
LONDON, July 28. Several Russian harbors in Baltic have been
RYDTKUIINEN, July 28. A Cossack patrol fired across Russia-German
border at this place yesterday, causing intense feeling a
mong residents. Efforts being made to retard open outbreak.
BRUSSELS, July 28, Partial mobilization of troops ordered.
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 28 Greek minister to Turkey de
clared Greece will send 100,000 men
BERLIN, July 28. Important conference held at rottsdom, last
night, attended by Emperor William and etrategiet heads of army and
navy, to determine German policy in present crisis. Information is to
effect that Russia is not mobilizing forces, but taking precautionary
measures. England will not intervene in Austria-Servia trouble.
Troops being withdrawn from Poland and immediate frontiers of Ger
many. PARIS, July 28. Violent war demonstration took place on boule
vnrde last night and revolutionary songs sung. Police frequently
clashed the mob.
VIENNA, 28. War has been officially declared.
VIENNA, July 27. Sending of passport to Servian minister by
Austrian foreign office, deemed equivalent to declaration of war. Italy
supports Austria in conflict, Montenegro is mobilizing her troops, and
Russia established censorship forbidding publication for period of one
year of detailed information of army and navy matters.
VIENNA, July 27. As Servia never subscribed to Hague Con
vention, a formal declaration is not expected. Proclamation has been
posted ordering partial mobilization of troops in Austria and Hung
ary. Austrian minister of finance will at once raise G5,000,000 ster
ling for defense.
VIENNA, July 27. According to Servian rumor reaching here,
first conflict between Austria-Hungary and Servia, occurred yesterday
near Remedria, on Danube, near Belgrade, when vessels convcyiug
Austrian infantry reported to have fired on Serbs.
LONDON, July 27. New proof that Austria is fully determined
upon war is seen here, while possibilities for general European war are
greater this morning than at any crisis this generation. War prepara
tiorif fverywhere in evidence and any development may fan flame that
will involve lowers of world in mighty conflict. Fleets of France and
Great Britain heiil ij; readiness for quick action. .
Foreign? Newse I:
KINGSTON, July 30. HuerU is prepared to sail for Spain.' '
DUBLIN, 29.-4,000 rifles consigned to Irish Nationalists landed
coast County Wicklow yesterday. Gun runners evaded police and
took arms into Dublin in motor cars.
PARIS, 28. Madame Cailloux found not guilty murder.
TAMPICO, July 28. Decree limiting scope Roman Catholic
church in state of Nuevo Leon on grounds of public health, morality,
and justice, issued by governor. Says church has entirely forgotten
DUBLIN, Julv 28. Further riots yesterday, subdued without dif
ficulty. No action taken as result of protest of lord Mayor. Rumored
King's Own Scottish Borderers hove been withdrawn.
DUBLIN, July 27. Blood flowed in street today us result of first
conflict, home rule question. Three men and 1 woman dead and GO
wounded, several fatally. Affray followed gun-running exploit of party
of Nationalist volunteers. Consignment of 10,000 rifles and 70,000
rounds ammunition landed from yacht commanded by woman. Wires
had been cut to south, 10 miles from Dublin and work proceeded.
When leaned of arrival Scotch borderers started for scene. An open
fire began with result stated. Lord Mayer declares troops ordered out
without his consent. Makes strong protest against action.
NEW YORK, July 31 Stock Market is demoralized as result of
news of actual warfare.
Prices broke all way from G to 7 points, yesterday. Sales more
than million shares. Securities poured into pit with apparently no
effort to back up prices. Talk of closing exchange, but no action
CHICAGO, July 30--Renewed
December options jumped 7 cents.
to support Servia.
delirium struck wheat pit today.
CHICAGO, July 31. President Wilson has summoned general
managers of railways in final efforts to avert strike and prevent block
ing of traffic on eastern roads, besides locking out 50,000 men.
SEATTLE, July 31. Fire last night destroyed Grand Trunk Pa
cific pier and coaling dock. Loss half million.
WASHINGTON, July 31. Goethals will send steamer Cristobal
through canal from Colon to Balboa on Monday for purpose of finally
Contract for 3 dreadnaughts costing more than $7,000,000 each,
signed by Secy. Daniels yesterday.
Possibilities that Japan will be involved in general war, was dis
cussed in diplomatic circles yesterday, Treaty of 1911, with Great
Britain, provides for mutual support in event of attack on either na
tion in eastern Aeia or India, by other powers. In event this develop,
ment, is believed Japan's naval forces will be retained in Far East to
co-operate with fleet of England and
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30.
surance. Nine vessels with grain
BUZZARD'S BAY, July 30. Cap Cod canal formally opened by
August Belmont, yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, July 30. -Auslrians and Servians in heated ar
gument today began fighting. Several wounded Austrians in hospital.
N EW YORK, July 29. Thousands of Servians nnd Austrians
throughout V. S. have placed selves
event call for soldiers.
NEW YORK, 28 if 100,000,000
since January 1. $10,000,000 shipped today.
NEW YORK July 28. 7000
20 per cent increase wages.
CHICAGO, July 28. Wheat
WASHINGTON, Inly 27. Advices
Carranza hesitates at amnesty until
WASHINGTON, July 28. American embassies Berlin and St.
Petersburg wire that prospects are brighter. Recent developments
decidedly favorable to adjustment
WASHINGTON, July 27. Russian minister declares opinion war
cannot be averted.
HONOLULU, July 31. Maui guardsmen seem to have been paid
2 days too rcuch for time spent in camping. Paymaster has problem
Dr. Scudder will go to mainland to work in interest of Japanese
for 2 months.
HONOLULU, July 30. Andrews elected chairman Republican
Alexander it Baldwin's New York office cables "Holders of raws
asking 3.39 bids 3.33. Beets have advanced 4 pence. Market excited
account war news.''
Rumored another McCarn investigator left for the coast yesterday.
Deputy Dist. Atly. Thompson quoted as saying Honolulu is too
small for 2 daily papers.
Local shares strong today. All
Olaa advanced 2.
HONOLULU, July 30. All
change yesterday. Some heavy trading.
Case against McBride and Afong for white slavery, dismissed by
U. S. Commissioner Davis. McCarn said it was a "damned outrage."
may be called again when McCarn
yesterday, and refused to cable for
ing he will return.
Meihlstein has been declared out of his position by supervisors.
Grand jury decides Bartlett was one stung in saloon deal. Had
to pay back money he thought was
President Knudsen is out for re election.
Chas. Hustace formally announces candidacy for Mayor, republi
HONOLULU, July 29 Doyle case to be retired Monday.
Letters from Washington indicate McCarn is losing friendship of
influential backers in Capital. McCarn says "No Albert in Washing
ton or hell can convince him that friends have gone back on him."
Welsh case put off until September.
Salary of postmaster Kohala reduced to $1,300. Paia same re
duction. Wailuku raised to $1,700 Waikupu to $1,200.
Armstrong accused of stealing Olaa bonds from Phoenix lodge,
will fight extradition.
" Chas. R. Forbes, superintendent Spalding Construction Company,
elected by Gorerncr to succeed Caldwell as Superintendent Public
works; ;." ;:' " -;. ; . , .
Consul Schaefer seeks only able-bodied Austrians for war service.
Gonsalves two children, burned in fire Monday, died yesterday.
Chief Justice Robertson yesterday appointed Hoffgard of Waiuiffii;
Kauai; Hayselden, of Kau; Goodness, of Maui; Wailehua, of liana
district magistrates. Kahoohalahala and Wilcox, Maui, appointed
HONOLULU, July 28. Doyle jury disagreed and is discharged.
McCarn to go to Washington Wednesday to consult with McRey
nolds. McBride says theie was third party with him and Afong on June
2Gth, a friend of McCarn's, who was not arrested for that reason.
German cruiser Nurnberg will clear at once on rush orders from
Tucker admits he has refused to resign until June 1916, when
commission expires, to make room
Wood declares he will not be candidate on any ticket. Is pursuing a
watchful and waiting game.
HONOLULU, July 27. Claudius McBride and Henry Afojjg r.
rested on evidence belived to have been furnished by special Investiga
ion Offley, charged with violating white slave law on June 2Cth. Of
fley will be brought here to testify. McBride denies charge. Says
spite work McCarn. Afong was one of jury indicting MeCam.
Cuben says hi? offer to donate part of his salary and balance to
Leahi Home in event of election ua Mayor, is within law.
Rice reported very 6trong on Kauai.
Taxi overturned near Red Hill Camp yesterday. Four children
and a woman slightly hurt.
Hawaii beat St. Louis, 4 to 0, in 18 innings. Chinese beat Coast
Defense, 5 to 1.
German cruiser Nurnberg, arrived daylight today from Mexico.
Lloyds has suspended marine in
for Europe unable to move.
at disposal of their governments, in
in gold has been sent to Europe
ironworkers are on strike, demanding
advanced 8 points in pit today.
received today are to effect that
he hasentered City of Mexico.
but Ililo R. R. common advanced.
local sugar stocks advancing on ex
has witnesses, which he had not
Offley. McCarn left for coast, say
for Palmer Wood or anyone else.