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WATLUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1915.
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Kula Man Takes Exception to Maka
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Kula is Getting Great Help From
WAIAKOA, MAUI, Dec. 20, 1914.
Editor Maul News:
In your issue or lust wool;, under
."Special Correspondence" from Ma
kawao there was a paragraph relat
ing, to tho methods oC tho newly form
, ed Kula Farmers Cooperative Asso
ciation which I ask for space lo ans
qr. f The K. F. C. A. is still very young,
and like most young things is liahle
to'iiiako mistakes. It welcomes crit
icism and suggestions it wants "lo
seo itself as others see if lo the
end, that it may reach a more perfect
' This paragraph which was printed
last week is not criticism. Its main
statement is absolutely false, and its
suggested remedy for tho supposed
condition (which does not exist) is
foolish. Thorp has never been a sin
gle shipment, or part of a shipment
j or any single article of produce shlp-
'ped by tho K. F. C. A. that has been
"thrown into tho sra." No. nor des
troyed, or disposed of in any other
why than, by sale, and every sale has
been at a satisfactory figure. I chal
lenge tho author of your Makawao
c conesponuonco 10 snow a smgie
jnstanco to the contrary.
And now for his "solution for the
'matter," a commission merchant at
' KnMHi or Honolulu. Since the Ho
nolulu market Is limited, and it is,
hoy if- the jnnWer to' o helped by an
other commission merchant? There
Is no commission merchant who will
handle tho produce "for as small a
charge as the Territorial Marketing
Division, and no commission merchaiv
colild possibly be moro honest. How
ls a limited market to bo improved
. by adding another to tho already too
long chain of "middlemen"? Could
thoro bo a moro fooll3h suggestion?
Before the formation of the K. F.
C.'A. just such unfortiiKPto things
occurred as this paragraph in last
yiuok's issue speaks of. Tho methods
of the organization those "methods"
that according 10 your conespondent
"are- not always satisfactory" --have
stopped all that. We art in touch
with' the Marketing Division ly every
mail and by wireless when there is
f danger of orei jtockiiu; the Hoi.oluiu
market, we ship out only stuff that Is
fit to go; in short wo apply good busi
ness' methods to our work and the
only persons to we know of to whom
i, theso methods liavo been unsatisfac
tory are those who in former years
'made a profit by handling tho pro-
V jlato of tho "llliterato farming popu
, i- . ilatlon" a profit that now goes either
fyrapftho farmer or into tho treasury of
"fihis organlzaijon to buy improved
f. machinery for use In reducing Ills cost
Whether the methods of the Asso-
jdjatlon, have, been satisfactory to the
l'pr in nnrlmiiR lior clinwn liv 1 1 .j
iluBinoss. Lat.t week it shipped five
and a half tons. The week before
that, thirteen tons. Tho week before
thfjl! eight tons. Tho farmer seems tu
" EDWIN C. MOOItn,
, Japanese Newspaper
Has Been Revived
The defunct Maui Shlmhun, which
wont to tho wall nearly a year ago,
has boon resurrected, and will begin
publishing a semi-weekly Japanese
pat&r shortly after tho first of the
year. According to statements mado
by thoso interested in the publication,
the plant if tho old company has boon
nu&hased byT. Kaneko, formerly of
Mjiui' lluLmoro recently of Honolulu,
lnd joll Known in Japanoeo circles in
Iwplacos. A. Okasaki, of Wailukji,
onneoled with tho business end
Rev. J. P. Erdman and Rev. II. P. Judd
Will Spend Ten Days on Eastern
Maui on Sunday School and Mission
ary Vork Many Meetings.
Tills island will be visited next
week by two representatives of the
Hawaiian Board, Itovs. John P. Erd
man and Homy P. Judd. They have
planned a tour or the eastern part of
Maui in tho interests of church and
Sunday school work. Meetings will
be held nlong the way as follows:
Tuesday, January 5, Kaahumanu
Church, Walluku, 7 p. m.
Wednesday, January C, Makena
Church, 11 a. m., Ulupalakua Church,
1 p. in.
Thursday.) January '8, Kaupo
Church, 7 p. m.
Friday, January 8, Klpahulu Church,
7 p. m.
Saturday, January 0, liana Church,
7 p. m.
Sunday, January 10, liana Church,
10 a. m., 12 noon; Kaoleku Camp,
2 p. m.; Nnhiku Church, 7 p. m.
Monday, January 11, Kcanac
Church, 7 p. m.
Tuesday, Januaiy 12, Huelo Church,
7 p. m.
Wednesday, January 13, Haiku
Church, 4 p. m.
Thursday, January 11, Paia Ha
waiian Church, 7 p. m.
Friday, January 15, Kaanapall
Church, 4 p. m.; Hale Aloha, Lahai
ia, 7 p. m.
Tiio general public Is Invited to at
tend those meetings hold in those
various churches on the island. After
the joint tour, Mr. Erdman will return
on tho Mauna Kea on Friday night,
January 15, to his homo in Honolulu,
and Mr. Judd will go over to Molokai
for a week on that island,- holding
meetings in tho churches at Kauna
kakai, Halawa, Waialua, Kaluaaha
Haiku Growers Will Probably Net a
Small Profit This Year Big Can
nery Deal Off Homesteaders Still
Trying For New Plant.
That tho pineapple growers are to
faro better this year than they did
last, is the general belief at the- pies
ent lime, though to what extent, is
not yet known. At a meeting of tho
Kuialia homesteaders last Wednesday
night, it was stated on presumbaly
dir;et authority, that tho Haiku Fruit
& Packing Company will buy all fruit
olfered tills coming season, at tho
current market price, regardless of
contracts. This boars out previous re
poi ts that 'the market for tho Hawaii
an product is stronger than for somo
A deal involving tho sale of tho Hai
ku Fruit & Company's plant to main
land capital, which it is understood
had been tinder consideration for the
past several months, Is now declared
to have fallen through.
Tho plans for a co-oporativo can
nery In tho homesteads, also seems
to havo failed, and it is now proposed
to send a representative to tho East
witli a view to interesting capital in
a new cannery, in which' tho settlers
may have some interest.
Resolutions wore considered hyriho
farniois' association, calling u'yon
the legislature to amend the coipora
tion laws of the torritory. to permit
tho organization of strictly coopera
tive associations, along lines fdmllar
to those in offoct In a number of
statos. Thoso ro3olutions will doubt
loss bo passed at another n Feting.
AN APPEAL' THAT SHOULD
HAVE PROMPT RESPONSE
The Haleakala rest house committee is sending put tho following com
munication' to somo three hundred Maui residents from whom it expects to
receive subscriptions sufficient to make up the $,,000 necessary to build tho
shelter on the mountain decided upon. The committee does not feel like
beginning tho actual work or construction until It has the full amount in
WAILUKU, MAUI, JANUARY 1, 1915.
As-you doubtless arc aware; a movement was started at tho Civic Con
vention last October, to build 'a suitable Best House at tho summit of Halea
kala and that a subscription was laken at the time amounting to $1500.00.
which Vas turned over to tho Maul Chamber of Commerce. At its next
meeting' tho Chamber of Commerce appointed a committee or five, with
powers to act in the matter of construction of a comfortable Kent House, on
the summit or Haleakala, and tho duties of the said committee also included
'the raising or sulficient additional funds to complete the building.
Plans have been prepared and approved by tho committee for a building
forty feet by sixteen feet, with sleeping accomodations for twenty people,
a cistern and a toilet. Tho building and furniture are all to bo of absolutely
llrc-proor construction, and as vandal-proor as possible. The walls are to bo
of masonry laid In cement mortar, the doors of smooth blocks of stone grouted
in with cement, tho roor being of structural steel, Hy-Ilib and cement mortar.
Tho doors are to bo lined with galvanized sheet steel and finished with subs
tantial heavy pad-locks. The windows are to bo or steel Trame and wire
glass, rurther protected by means, of steel shutters to be locked on the
inside. Tho bed-steads aic to bo of galvanized iron piping, with wire springs
and diamond link mattresses. The table and chairs arc to bo of galvanized
iron pipe frame, covered with galvanized sheet steel. A bluo-flamo oil stove
and sheet steel heating stove are to be furnished. Tho houso is to be
placed as near as possible to the edge or the crater so that a fine view can
bo had, on one side of the wholu crater and a view from tho oilier sido look
ing over central and west Maui. The windows Tor this observation roonr are
to lie threo Teet high and twelve feet long.
Tho stables are to bo repaired so that twenty horses can be accom
modated in safety and comfort.
Careful estimates make tho cost of this addition to Maui's attractiveness
at $3000.000. Materials must be transported by auto truck or wagon lo
Olinda, thence by bullock wagons to within about three miles or the summit
and rrom thoro everything must be carried on tho backs or animals or men.
Now that all plans and arrangements are complete and approved, it is
desirable to begin work as early as possible, but the committee feels that
it would not bo wise to expend any of the fund already In its hands until
it has substantial assurance of obtaining the balance. A largo portion or
tho fund on hand lias been contributed by other than Maul citizens. Do you
not feel that Maul should shoulder the responsibility and dig up the balance?
It will bo necessary to raise but $1500.00 more. Maui has never yet tallen
down on anything she has undertaken to do and wo feel confident that we
shall meet with prompt and hearty response from all or Maul's best citizens.
A number or schemes have beeh suggested to: raising funds by dances,
bazaars and other entertainments, but tho committee feels that it is in better
taste in this case to appeal directly to the public spirit of Maui citizens so
that every dollar expended by them will go directly into this project.
Tho committee is mailing copies of this article to individuals of Maul,
suggesting tho amount, which in its opinion should be gladly contributed.
Should anyone be overlooked will you kindly forward your contribution di
rectly to tho Treasurer of tho Chamber or Commerce at Walluku, and you
will receive receipt.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) C. D. LUFKIN,
W. O. AIKEN,
L. VON TEMPSKV,
W. II. FIELD,
Celebrated Their Silver
Celebrating their silver wedding
anniversary with a luau to somo
thirty-five or forty of their friends,
Mr. and Mrs. T. Hurlem were tho re
cipients of showers of congratulations
and well wishes at their Walluku
home last Saturday evening, Decem
ber 26. Only a few of tho guests
know tho naturo of tho occasion to
which' thoy had been bidden, and the
surprise of the discovery added to the
pleasuro of tho occasion. Mr. and
Mrs. Burlem, alter twenty-five years
ot married life, give every cvidenco
or living to celebrate their golden
wedding, twenty-five years from now,
and tho wisli of their many friends is
that this may prove true.
An invitation has been extondod to
tho Maui leglslators-eledt by the su
pervisors', to meet with them next
Thursday for tho purposo of consid
ering various matters of proposed leg
islation. ' It is understood that finan
ces vvjll' form an Important topic of
ANDERSENS TO LEAVE MAUI.
Andrew Andersen, paying toller in
tho Walluku Bank, has resigned his
position, and will leavo within a few
weeks for Honolulu where he will
accept a similar place In tho Hank
of Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
havo discontinued housekeeping and
will livo at tho Walluku Hotel until
they leavo for their now homo.
Peoples' Store Creditors
Get First Dividend
D. C. Lindsay, assignee lor the
Peoples' Store, which recently went
to the wall, has declared a dividend to
creditors or forty cents on tho dol
lar, from realizations from tho sale
of the stock and from collected claims
of the firm. Tho assignee expects to
bo able to pay about ton conts more
in the course or two or throe months,
when various outstanding accouutt
can bo gotten in.
AN UNUSUAL CASE.
Without friends or money, piactic
ally a stranger on the Island and ser
iously 111 from nright's disease, C.
Henry White, lato bookkeeper of tho
Hutchinson Sugar Plantation, of Kau,
a district magistrate and a lawyer,
finds himself this holiday season, a
county patient In tho Mnlulani hos
pital. Tho unrortunato man had
hoped to find a rofugo in tho Fred
Baldwin Memorial Home, but his'con
ditlon is such that he had to bo taken
to tho hospital instead. Tho caso ap
pears to bo one that calls for charity
of tho broadgaugo kind.
MAUI DRY GOODS CHANGES.
M. M. Feiteira, bookkeeper of jhe
Paia branch of tho Maui Dry Goods
and Grocory Company, has been ap
pointed to tho position of manager of
tho store, succeeding Joseph M. Am
brose, recently appointed doputy tax
assessor for Lahalnn. Mr. Feltolra'8
placo as bookkeeper has been takon
by A. A. dos ljels, a now omployeo
of tho firm, who recontly finished a
coursti at St. Louis College, Honolulu.
Surprise Expressed That Seizure of American Cargoes
Should Be Objected to Wants Amicable Settlement
Week of Reverses For Germans on Eastern Frontier.
ENGLAND WANTS TO SETTLE AMERICAN ROW.
LONDON, December 30. America and subject of American cargoes de
tained by Great Britain, chief subject" of comment today. No evidence of
Irritation or friction. From discussion British officials show general dls
postlon to meet America's desires in so far as is possible. Re-exportation
by neutral Scandinavian countries of goods landed in those countries by
American shippers, suggeted. Goods which are contraband when destined for
belligerent country. Complicated matter. Not all American shippers have
been honest.. Must absolute contraband has been found in cotton shipments.
Strict inspection of outgoing shipments by U. S. officials, with official guar
antee would correct situation.
, AMSTERDAM, December 31. Germany will close all Belgian borders
held by her on Saturday and stop all exit and entrance.
HALIFAX, December 31. British supply ship Navarra, struck rock and
sank north of Tucketsland, off Sunday Islands.
SAN ANTONIO, December 31. Bandits boarded west bound Sunset Ex
press at Cline, wakened passengers and secured nearly $8000 cash and $30,000
jewelry. They overlooked a wealthy Spaniard with $15,000. He helped finan
cially those robbed.
RUSSIA CONTINUES TO GAIN
PETROGRAD, December 30. Reports yesterday officially state: "Un
broken continuation of successes with Russian troops on offensive, liull on
left bank of Vistula. Except in a few places, German attacks on trenches
failed. Enemy suffered tremendous losses. South of Posfare we have cap
tured German positions.
LONDON, December 30. Russian statements of Important victory gained
by left wing against Austrlans and Germans, is confirmed from Vienna. Nor
thern Russian armies continue to hold Germans In Poland In check. The
Bazura is divinding Slavs and Germans. French have compelled Germans
to abandon St. George'3, which Teutons are now trying to retake.. Severe
storms and bitter cold damaged positions of both sides In Belgium and
northern France. Germans are reticent relative to progress of campaign In
Poland, though asserting German, victory..
SAN FRANCISCO, December 31.
Lloyd Osborne, married to California
BRITONS WANT TO
WASHINGTON, December 31. Text of note toreat Britain is withheld.
British understood to be ready and willing to settle all differences and, adjust
trade friction. Thirty ships in all have been seized.
AIR CRAFT ASSAIL DUNKIRK.
Seven German aeroplanes subjected Dunkirk to deadly assault with
bombs. Allies slowly gaining in western fighting. ,
DESPERATE CLOSE RANGE FIGHTING. .
At places contending forces are so close that primitive methods of war
fare resorted to, soldiers closing in and choking enemy.
PLEASANT WARFARE CONTINUES.
WASHINGTON, December 31. Two officers and eighteen men were
taken from train by bandits Northern Mexico and shot. Were Carrariza fob
CONGRESS HEARS WILD TALK.
WASHINGTON, December 30. Congressman Vollmer, of Iowa, declares
if Japan holds Klauchau and Pacific Islands, Britain's alliance with Japan
bodes ill for United States. Impossible to defeat Germans in this war.
Bartholdt, of Missouri, would have America stop shipment all munitions
of war from this country.
DENVER, December 30. U. S. troops have been withdrawn from strike
FERN'S BALL NOT CALLED OFF.
HONOLULU, December 30. Mayor Fern will give public dance on Bishop
street in opposition to Governor's reception In Armory.
W. F. Armstrong found guilty of embezzling Oahu bonds. New trial de
WILSON'S STAND JARS
LONDON, December 30. Note of President Wilson creates sensation
here. Opinion general that It shows unfriendliness. Tone borders on ultl.
matum that surprises editors. Text-of note given precedence over war news.
Papers claim that British people must protect own Interests.
RUSSIANS CLAIMING ALL SUCCESS IN POLAND.'
LONDON, December 30. Fighting northern Poland slackening. Attack
frontal lines before Warsaw by von Hlndenberg checked. Some successes by
Russians in Southern Poland reported. Northern lines against Cracow draw,
German losses reported to equal one-eighth of total forces In killed. Con
dition of Austrlans still more hopeless. Defeat of Austrian army, eastern
theater complete. Austro-Hungarlans are as badly demoralized as in Servian
BE SHUT UP.
MAKE RICH HAUL.
Private advices from London state