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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1914.
LEAGUE BILL TE
EAVY FI6HTIN6 AGAIN
LIKELY TO VISIT
LACE IN BELGIUM
New Canneries May Be Built to Handle Increased Output
Much Uncertainty Leads, to Many Rumors
Some Grades of Canned Stock Now Exhausted.
According lo reports In circulation
In the Ilnlku district, there lire no
less than four new pineapple canner
ies to he built In that section within
the next few months. First there Is
the homesteaders' cooperative can
nery, on which a large amount of
mental force has been expended dur
ing .the past several months, and
towards which some $10,000 or $15,
000 has been subscribed by' the set
tlers. Whether or not the promoters
-will bo ablo to ralso enough capital
to actually build a factory, however,
Is still a matter of uncertainty.
Another cannery Is said to bo con
templated by local financial interests;
while Llbby, McNeill & Llbby Is- re
ported to bo trying to break Into the
Maul field. The fourth project Is still
more vague, but has to. do with out
Much Land To Be Planted.
In the meantime the - Maui Pin
apple Company, locally known as the
Japanese cannery, has made arrange
ments, It Is reported, to lake caro of
the product of 100 acres of land to
be planted this coming year by the
Haiku Ranch. The ranch company
has already contracted for the clear
ing, breaking and planting of this
acreage, on a portion of Its holdings
just east of the Japanese cannery,
and on the makal side of the govern
Defore this acreage comes Into
bearing, a very considerable enlarge
ment of cannery facilities over what
at present exist In the district will
be necessary. In fact without con
siderable Increaso of capacity it is
difficult to see just how next sum
Filipinos Confess to Attempt
to Wreck Train in Order
to Kill Engineer Sentenced
To avenge themselves upon one
man, Juan Tany and Carllaz Tany,
laborers on tho Pioneer Plantation,
mado a diabolical attempt to wreck
a work train on the plantation road.
In eho early morning of November
17. Had they been successful In
their design, tho train, with tho fifty
or jnoro laborers who were being car
ried to their work, would have been
hurled from a high bridge to the
rocks below. By a lucky chance, a
Japanese field hand discovered the
. great mass of rock and timbers which
tho Filipino brothers had placed upon
tho track, and was able to stop the
train beforo It struck tho obstruc
tion. . In the Lahaina district court last
Friday tho Filipinos pleaded guilty
and sentenced by Judge John Brown,
Jr., to ono year's Imprisonment each.
In their confession, the men told
how they had been refused a ride
by a locomotivo cnginer on the plan
tation, and had boon obliged to walk
a long way to their camp. In order
to get even, they planned to wreck
tho train which they knew the en
gineer would bo In charge of, at a
high trestlo In tho Pukolil district.
Tho fact that tho train would arrive
at tho bridge beforo daylight, taking
a gang of workmen to tho fields, was
taken Into account by tho plotters,
aifrom tho testimony glvon at tho
trial, their plan failed only because
of tho chanco passing of tho man who
gavo tho warning.
g B ops
to Kill One
mer's pack Is to be taken care of,
for a large area on the homesteads
and east of the homesteads will bear
first crops next year.
New Management for H. F. & P.7
But the rumor mongers haven't
stopped with tho new cannery pro
jects. Itadlcal changes in the man
agement of tho Haiku Fruit & Pack
ing Company's big plant aro said to
be due with the beginning of tho now
year. A good many changes have al
ready taken place In the factory and
field force during the past few months
which lends color to tho reports
which are neither denied nor con
firmed. Can Factory Being Rushed.
The work on tho new plant of tho
American Can Compnay, is well un
der, way. The buildings, It Is said,
arc considerably larger than neces
sary to house the machinery at pres
ent necessary to supply tho district
with containers, allowance having
been made for a largo Increaso In
the pack In the next few years.
Better Prices Expected.
Whether justified or not, tho feel
ing is strong among the growers that
prices for fruit will be much better
next year. It is. known that already
there is a serious shortage In certain
grades of the pack, which cannot be
supplied, and it Is believed that tjils
augurs good markets for next sea
son's pack. At all events, where six
months ago or less the canners were
spurning offers of fruit, they aro now
grabbing eagerly at all tho scattering
pines they can find, and aro making
overtures for new contracts.
New Voting Place Probably, at
Kuialia School House Lower
Boundary of Eleventh May Be
Moved Mauka. -
A meeting will prot-ably bo called
within a few days of the citizens of
tho upper Kulaha and of tho Kaupa
kalua sections, to express their wish
es regarding the proposed- changing
of tho boundaries of tho 11th and 12th
voting precincts of tho county. Sec
retary Thayer has advised that tho
matter of making theso changes is
now being considered, and must be
determined not later than tho lGtli
of this month, In order that they may
bo advertised as required by law,
sixty days beforo tho primary elec
tion to bo held next March.
It is generally understood that tho
present 12th precinct Is to bo divided
along the lino of tho Maliko guloh,
and the new polling place to bo locat
ed at tho Kuiaha school houso or at
Pauwela; but tho upper boundary has
apparently been overlooked. At pres
ent this boundary between tho 12th
and tho 11th precincts is tho line of
tho old Hamakua ditch, hue as a part
o tho Kulaha homestead lots aro
abovo this ditch, while thoro aro
other citizen residents In tho same
vicinity who would be convenlenced
by being ablo to vote in Kulaha or
Pauwela, rather than at Makawao as
as present, tho Importance of chang
ing this boundary lino is obvious. It
Is believed that tho lino or the Po-ahl-Makawao
road may be satisfac
tory, but it is to obtain this ex
pression of opinion that tho meeting
is to be called. Deputy tax assessor
Wm. Honning has tho matter espec
ially in hand.
Players Want to See Volcano and Can't Come Here if
They Do Local Fans Believed it Might Be
Possible- Honolulu Base Ball Crazy.
The likelihood of tho Big Leaguo
players, now In Honolulu, coming to
Maul for an exhibition game, Is not
very strong. Hope was raised among
the local fans during tho week, by
the report that negotiations were on
foot looking to securing a visit from
these baseball heroes, but the latest
word Is that the players themselves
have expressed a keen deslro to see
the volcano In activity, and that a
trip to tho Big Island will precludo
any possibility of their visiting Maui.
Frank F. Baldwin, who returned
from Honolulu by tho Manoa on
Thursday, understood that the sltua
tlon was ag just stated when ho left
there. Mr. Baldwin had some con
versation with Al Castle concerning
Department of Education Circular
Tells Pedagogues to Use War
News But Not To Take
The following circular has been
sent to teachers by tho Department
of Public Instruction:
"The Teaching of War Topics."
"One of tho most vital problems
confronting school administrators at
this time is the educational problem
of how to teach about the present
European war and tho teacher's at
titude in tho discussions in rcrpect
to this conflict.
"Teachers should ''ot txprcss any
person.il opinions in regard to tho
war that will givo p reason for resent
ment from the parents or effend the
sensibilities of tho children.
"Below tho fifth grade no timo ut
all should bo devoted to this war sub
ject. Beginning with tho fifth grade
Current Events should bo used In the
class discussions and as a (julde in tho
map study of the war zcr.e. In tho
higher grades tho lecture method may
bo used, tho facts being obtained,
authentically, from tho largo military
movements, international policies, and
geographical controversies of tho
nations involved. The possibilities In
relating these facts with tho history,
geography, civics, and the school work
in general, aro limitless and all with
in tho capabilities of the efficient
teachers. Tho encouraging of tho
pupils to gather theso facts and accu
rately record them on their own
maps Is of tho greatest educational
"This sad plight of Europo is radi
cally opposed to tho sentiments and
sympathies of educators but if tho
unspeakable horrors to mankind that
this war brings can be used as air aid
to teach tho value of universal peace
and assist you teachers by- inculcat
ing in tho pupils a spirit of good will
toward all men at all times It will bo
worth a little of your attention.
GEOItGE S. RAYMOND,
Inspector Genoral of Schools."
An obvious attempt to rob tho homo
of E. B. Blanchard, in tho Kulaha
homesteads, on Thanksgiving night,
has caused considerable apprehension
In that heretofore peaceful district.
Aroused by a nolso at tho back door,
Mr. Blanchard upon investigation dis
covered that some prowler had forced
tho fastening, but had evidently takon
alarm and fled before effecting an en
trance. In his hurry to oscapo tho
would-bo burglar loft behind 'him an
tho matter, hut did not receive tho
Impression that there is much chanco
of the players coming here.
Business was practically at a stand
still In Honolulu on Thursday after
noon on account of the Initial ball
game played by tho big league teams
which arrived in Honolulu by the Ma
noa on Tuesday, The retail merch
ants voluntarily declared a holiday,
and the sugar planters, In annual ses
sion, dropped their consideration of
cane pest parasites and what they will,
do when the free sugar hits them, and
went to the ball game. There are
twenty-four players in the party, rep
resenting tho cream of tho National
and American leagues. A number of
tho players aro accompanied by their
Editor Sheba Now Working With
Leaders He Formerly Opposed
Claim Unfair Treatment in
Very strong resentment resulted
among tho Honolulu Japanese on ac
count of tho tho refusal of the au
thorities to permit tho Japanese avi
ator flying on tho island. As an cut
growth of this feeling, prominent
leaders have taken up tho organiza
tion of the Japanese of tho Teriitory,
into a society to secure what they
claim, Is their rights. Tho same men
that led tho labor strike in 190S aro
again in the foro in this new move;
hut it is significant to note that Edi
tor S. Sheba, of tho Hawaii Shlnpo,
who opposed that effort, Is this time
actively working for tho new society.
Fred Makino, owner of tho Hawaii
Hochl, summed up tio purposo of tho
leaders as follows:
"Wo want to help tho local Japa
nese to receive full measure of eights
and liberties as guaranteed by Iho
Constitution of tho United States or
America, and to bo treated as equals
with other white nationals coining to
tho United States to enjoy the bless
ings of free Institutions of this grand
western republic. The Japanese at
homo and Japanese in this Territory
have no other or ulterior aim than
this, which wo must confess aro in
part denied to us. We want the peo
ple 'of tho United States to treat us
as equals on principles of Justice and
fair play, and tho same as they treat
immigrants from Europe."
Tho functions of this organization
will bo exceedingly varied,, as Sheba
and Makino make plain. Property
rights,, legislation and many other
things will bo Included in Its func
tions, said Makino.
"Yes, tho matter of wago scale will
bo one of tho Important Items In tho
association's work," said tho latter.
Ho said tho organization would em
ploy ono of tho best lawyers In tho
Marking New Kihei Landing
Preparatory to making use of tho
now Kihei wharf, recently taken off
tho contractor's hands by tho board of
harbor commissioners, tho local llghl
liouso bureau has boon engaged this
week In fixing a marking buoy on tho
shoal located in Maalaca Bay about
three-quarters of a mllo south of tho
landing. Tho buoy is of tho first-class
tall-typo red and black horizontal
striped can in about four fathoms of
water. Vessels drawing moro than
fourteen foot of water should not ap
proach nearer than ono hundred yards
of this buoy.
But Neither Side Able to Gain Substantial Advantage
Great Struggle in Poland Still Matter of Doubt
Both Sides Make Extravagant Claims.
DEWET MAY HANG AS TRAITOR.
LONDON, December 4. General DeWet may be hanged as traitor.
HEAVY FIGHTING AGAIN IN BELGIUM.
Fierce battle north of Yres began yesterday. Germans threw large bod
ies across river, while British and Belgian trenches were shelled. Germans
troops crossed by bridges under cover of guns. Paris says enemy's attack
was repulsed and progress made.
NEW REGIME OPENS
EL PASO, December 4. Gutierrez has made his entry Into capital ac
companied by Villa. Carranza has commenced attack.
LONDON, December 4. German prisoners here and In Russia made fail
ures in attempting to escape from detention camps.
Suez Canal Is free of danger of attack.
THE GOAT HAS
LONDON, December 4. Unofficial advices from Petrograd say blame for
escape of Germans from annihilation in latter part of November, is placed on
General Rennenkamps, who removed sufficient force to weaken Russian line
at crucial moment, and German army escaped.
EXPERT SAYS RUSSIAN ARMY DOOMED.
BERLIN, December 3. Major Morast, foremost military critic of Ger
many, now observing condition on Russian front says recent operations of
German army foreshadow envelopment and annihilation of Rusian main body.
KRUPP FACTORY ATTACKED BY AIRMAN.
LONDON, December 3. British aviator bombarded Krupp works at Essen
yesterday. Damage unknown.
BERLIN SAYS THIRD OF
BERLIN, December 3. Germany and Austria have captured 400,000 un
wounded Russians and killed and wounded as many more. Sick total 300,000
which means one-third of Russia's best troops are hors de combat.
Don t Forget
Uncle Samuel's New Revenue Bill
Likely to Make Trouble For Care
less OnesSee That All Docu
ments Are Properly Affixed.
The Kahului Railroad sent out post
card notices to shippers, tho first of
this week, calling attention to tho
going Into effect of tho special rovo
nuo law requiring that special reve
nue stamps bo affixed to every orig
inal bill of lading issued, and provid
ing for severe penalty In case of neg
lect of this requirement. The law
went into effect tho first of December.
It is a measure lately passed by Con
gress to provide moro revenuo to
mako up the deficiencies duo to fall
ing off of dutiable imports on account
of tho war.
But bills of lading aro only ono of
many things that from now on must
hear a llttlo sticker beforo they may
be logally transferred from person to
porson. Somo of these aro articles
of perfumery and other cosmotlcs,
deeds, contracts, promissory notes,
powers of attorney, express and
freight rocolpts, telophono aijd tele
graph messages, when the charges on
theso oxceed flftcon conts, and all
kinds of certificates required by law.
Chowlng gum will also have to bo
"stuck" with special tax stamps.
Vincent Isn't Candidate
Enos Vincent yesterday afternoon
denied flatly that ho has ovor consid
ered being a candidate for county at
torney against D. H. Case. "My namo
has been montloned in this connec
tion sovoral times lately," dcclaied
Mr. Vlncont, "but It was entirely with
out warrant. I am not a candldato."
SAME OLD WAY.
TRIED TO ESCAPE.
RUSSIAN ARMY IS PAU.
34th Annual Meeting of Sugar
Planters' Organization Shows
Apprehension Felt Over Coming
Tho 34th annual meeting of the Ha
waiian Sugar Planters' Association,
began Its business in Honolulu last
Tuesday with a largo attendance of
sugar men from all parts of tho ter
ritory. While tho mooting Is an In
teresting one and valuable In the
work that It covers, it was far from
being an oxhuborant gathering. Iho
Hssurance of trgo biif;ar after next
year, was the occasion for the feel
ing akin to depression, and consider
able emphasis was laid upon the nec
essity of trimming sail for tho squally
season to como tho "loan years"
as President E. Faxon Bishop express
ed It in his opening address.
Tho new ofllcors elected aro: J. M.
Dowsott, president, A. V. T. Bottom
ley, vlce-presldont; V. O. Smith, sec
retary; L. J. Warron, assistant secre
tary; J. W. Waldron, auditor.
Tho reports or tho various commit
tees aro reported to havo been of un
usual Interest They occupied atten
tion of the members most of tho weok.
Tho mooting closed with the usual
banquot last night.
INSECTS DAMAGE CHURCH
Several expert organ men from Ho
nolulu woro ongaged most of this
weok in repairing tho organ In tho
Church of the Good Shepherd in prep
aration for last night's recital. Tho
job was n much biggor on than had
boon oxpectod, rodonts and insects, to
gothor with dampness, having caused
a largo amount of damago to tho Instrument
Now Head of