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A. A. Durney, Fruit Man From Coast,
Holds Little Hope to Growers For
Several Years at Least Demand
Can't Be Much More Increased.
"Speaking frankly, tho outlook for
tho pineapple business from tho grow
ere standpoint Is not bilght, for at
least several years to come," stated
A. A. Durney, a meml.t.r of the lilg
fruit packing firm of Orllllth, Durnoy
s Company, of CLlifornlu, who arriv
ed from tho coast this week on busi
ness of his firm. Mr. Durney has no
direct Interest In tho production of
pineapples, but his firm has con
tracts as agent to handle tho output
of tho Maui rineapplo Company, of
Tauwela, and of tho Honolua Ranch.
Mr. Durnoy declared that It had not
been easy to dispose of the big pack
of over two million cases, tho amount
of Hawaii's output of plneapplo last
year, and that it was only possible at
all by the very low price at which it
was offered. It will not bo possible
to materially increase these plrces, he
thinks, for tho coming season's out
put. "Yes, I sincerely believe the limit has
been very nearly reached," declared
Mr. Durney. "Of course consumption
will continue to increase, but it will
bo slow. In 1908 tho packers inaugu
rated a big advertising campaign and
practically saved tho day for pine
apples, enormously increasing the de
mand. They tried 'the same methods
last year and the results were scarce
"Then too, the European wnr has
cut into tho work of developing the
pineapple appetito in Europe. The
exports had already reached very im
portant proportions perhaps GOO.OOO
cases per year. This is now practic
With little prospect of a material
advance in tho prlco of tho canned
goods, there can be no veiy great in
crease in tho price tho packers can
pay the growers. Hence tho conclU'
sion that there must be a decided cur
tailmcnt among tho growers before
adequato returns for their product
can bo hoped for.
Unique Attraction Now Being Worked
Up in Connection With Carnival
Event Will Be Staged With Folk
Dances in Front of Capitol.
HONOLULU, Jan. C Thousands of
youthful voices, raised in tho singing
jjjt patriotic and popular airs, will be
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' Mld-Paclflc Carnival, which without
doubt is going to bo one of tho most
appreciated and entertaining events
of tho celebration. Special copies of
music are now being prepared at the
instance of the Carnival company, CS'
pecially for tho occasion, and within
a few days Miss Jane, Winne, who
t successfully conducted tho Christmas
carol singing here a year ago, will
commence rehearsing tho children,
the majority of whom will bo public
Tho singing will bo done fiom the
capltol steps to tho accompaniment
of tho Royal Hawaiian Band. Bleach
er seats will bo arranged for tho aud
lence. In connection with the sing
ing, during tho Intermissions tho
children will portray tho folk dances
'of tho various nations, each child be
ting In appropriate costume. Tho folk
dancing Is in charge of Mrs. Mary
" Gunn and Miss Nina Adams, who
shortly will begin rehearsals. The
various local public school teacher's
nJ. are nearuiy in iavur ui uuui uvbuib.
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and it is expected that between 1500
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u vvJ cuuuiwii win x'aiui;ii'aii;.
Ordinance Passes Third Reading and
Hugh Howell is Appointed Lake
Opposes Raymond Accuses Him
of Playing Politics.
Denouncing In vigorous measures
what he declared to be an effort on
the part of Supervisor Charles Lake
to "play politics," Dr. Raymond, at
tho Wednesday afternoon meeting of
the board, insisted on action being
taken on tho ordinance creating 'ho
offlco of county engineer. Lake's ef
fort to postpono action on the meas
ure failed, and with two slight amend
ments, tho ordinance passed its third
reading, Kalama, Meyer, and Ray
mond voting for it, Lake against it,
and Drummond being absent
In urging tho adoption of the ordi
nance, Dr. Raymond cited figures ag
gregating $22,618.18, spent on road
work and other projects during the
past eighteen month, which ho declar
ed had been wasted, solely becaijse
the work had been done without pro
per engineering skill.
A petition from fifty-five voters of
tho county protesting against the
passage of the proposed ordinance, on
the ground that the county can't af
ford tho luxury of an engineer at tho
present time, had been previously
read. Raymond declared that the
fifty-flvo names represented but a
small fraction of tho opinion of the
county. Further, that tho county is
not hard up, and that it will have
plenty of money next year to carry
out all of Its more importiuit pro
jects for road building. That this work
cannot be done without a competent
engineer In charge.
Supervisor Lake strenuously denied
tho chargo that ho was playing poll
itcs in connection with tho matter,
declaring that his opposition to the
ordinance had been consistent from
Following tho adoption of the ordi
nance, creating tho now department,
and placing all tho district overseers
under tho engineer, the Board form
ally appointed Hugh Howell as engin
eer, with a salary of $300 per month.
The vote stood the same as before.
Mr. Howell Is at present filling the
placo of engineer, but under tho new
appointment his authority will bo
Although Supervisor Drummond
was in town at the time, he did not
attend tho meeting until after tho en
gineer ordinance had been acted upon,
Last Pays For
Attorney Breckons Shows Supervi
sors the Desirability of Cleaning
Up a Malodorous Matter Sum of
S4350 Turns Trick.
The Supervisors on Wednesday, by
formal resolution, appropriated $4350
to pay for tho much-discussed auto
truck, which tho Board allowed to be
wished onto it by tho Volcano Stables
Company, a year or moro ago. The
matter, which has been an unpleas
ant topic to tho board for a long time,
Is thus finally disposed of.
Robt. W. Breckons, attorney for tho
Stables Company, was at tho meeting
of tho board and asked that tho mat
ter bo settled, as was finally done,
after tho board had waited in vain
for somo time for tho arrival of Sup
crvisor Drummond. Dr. Raymond
moved tho adoption of the resolution
and was kokuaed by all present.
Attorney Breckons returned to Ho
nolulu tho samo evening, following
tho successful outcome of his mission.
WAIMJKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1915.
Law to Have
Maui Losing Money Under Present
System Territorial Control of
Schools Will Have Opposition
Committee Will Draft Bills.
That .the plan which Is being work
ed up in Honolulu to put the public
school management entirely in the
hands of tho Territory, is not going
to have smooth sailing through the
legislature, was evident ou Thursday
during the conference of the Board
of Supervisors and tho Maul legisla
tive delegation. Tho plan was declar
ed by several to bo a step backwards
instead of forwards.
It is also certain that there will be
a kick made to have the plan of ap
portioning the school taxes amended.
Under tho present system of dumping
all school taxes into one pot, It was
declared that Maul gets the short end
of the deal to the tuno of about $100,-
000 per year. In other words, Maul's
money goes to support tho Oahu
schools to very considerable degree.
At the meeting where this dis
cussion came up, were present, be
side tho supervisors Senators II. A
Baldwin, H. B. Tenhallow, W. T. Rob
inson, Representatives P. J. Goodness,
Hobt, Nawahine, and W. F. Crockett.
Besides tho legislators theie were also
present County engineer Howell, form
er supervisor William Henning, and
The discussion was very general,
and brought out many ideas relative
to needed legislation. Dr. Raymond
made the declaration that with proper
businesslike administration tho coun
ty of Maul will bo able from her ord
inary sources of revenue, to construct
all roads, bridges, Waterwarks,
and other public Improvements in
sight that properly belong to the
county, within a period of seven years
and have them of a standard equal
to any In the world.
Tho importance of getting at least
$50,000 appropriated by the legisla
ture to build roads In tho Kulaha
homesteads was agreed to all around,
and a good deal of time taken in dis
cussion of tho bet-t means for accom
It was finally agreed thu the super
visors should appoint a legislative
committee which shall lose no time In
woiklng out details of legislation
needed for Maul, and embodying these
in bills progerly drafted.
Man and Wife
Bie in Surf
Tragic Ending of Picnic Party at
Waikiki Beach Two Children With
Couple Saved Well Known' Ha
While wading on the reef at Wal
kikl, Honolulu, on New Year's day,
Isaac Ihlhi and his wife were carried
otf their feet by a big wave and into
a deep channed, where both drowned
before help could reach them.
Rosle, tho 10-year old adopted
daughter of tho unfortunato couple,
and Pemograna Do Rego, an 11-year
old companion, were being carried on
tho backs of tho man. and woman
when tho accident occurred, and
would have drowned also but for tho
heroic efforts of Harold Castle and
Edward Miller, whoso attention was
attracted and who swam out to the
party. Miller and Castlo mado a sec
ond trip into tho surf and brought the
bodies of Ihlhi and his wife ashore,
but efforts to resuscitate them failed.
Tho dead man was a deputy In the
bureau of conveyances, and was on
Joying tho New Year's holiday when
tho accident happoned. Ho wa3 form
erly u resident of Maul, having been
born in Lahalna fifty years ago. Tho
remains of tho couple wero brought
to Lahalna for interment.
Talk of Sending Kuialia Road Gang
Back to Honolulu Opposed By
Chamber of Commerce Urge More
The territorial prisoners who are
working on tho roads In the Kulaha
district, arc to bo kept on Maul in
definitely and for a long time to come,
provided tho wishes of tho board of
supervisors are respected in tho mat
ter. The board adopted a resolution
to this effect at its Thursday after
noon session, after it had been waited
upon by a committee from the cham
ber of commerce.
The sending of this committee to
the board was a development of tho
chamber of commerce meeting the
same afternoon, when it was brought
out that tho prisoners wero very
shortly to bo sent back to Honolulu.
Inasmuch as tho chamber had been in
a measure responsible for getting
the prison labor for Maul in tho first
place, this propostllon did not meet
with favor, and a committee consist
ing of W. A. Baldwin, W. O. Aiken,
and E. R. Bevlns was named to see
the board about the matter, with tho
results as abovo stated. Maintenance
of the prisoners costs, It was stated,
about 50 cents "per day per man.
Much criticism was made in the
chamber meeting of tho manner in
which the road work is being done In
tho homestead district, it being stated
that practically all tho work was be
ing dono by hand, whereas tho county
fathers had promised to concentrate
the entire working force of the coun
ty, particularly the county teams, on
this work. W. A. Baldwin told the
board that the Haiku Fruit & Packing
Company would rent all tho mules
needed to tho county at 75 cents per
day. Tho sentiment of tho board
seemed to bo that team work should
Automobile Takes Fire in Unusual
Manner While Owner is Cleaning
Engine Electric Spark Supposed
Cause Car Saved From Damage
Painful though not dangerous ate
the burns which A. L. Case, supervis
ing principal of the Maul schools, sus
tained last Sunday morning in a
peculiar accident, whllo engaged in
cleaning tho engine of his automobile
at his home In Hamakuapoko. While
brushing tho mechanism with a metal
brush saturated In gasoline, tho volat
ile fluid suddenly Ignited, and before
he could escape tho flames had spread
over his left arm, face and neck. At
a water hydrant nearby, Mr. Case su&
cccded In extinguishing his blazing
clothing, while W. S. Beeman, prin
cipal of the Hamakuapoko high school
who happened to bo near, managed to
put out tho fire which had started in
tho oil pan of tho auto.
Mr. Caso was removed to tho Pala
hospital, where his injuries wero
dressed and where ho will bo confined
for another week or moro.
Tho presumable causo of tho accl
dent was a spark from tho electric
Ignition equipment of tho car. Tho
metal brush which Mr. Caso was
using, is supposed to havo short-cir
cuited tho curront causing a sufficient
spark to Ignlto tho gasolluo with
which tho brush was saturated.
1 Mr. Case's wife and her sister, Miss
Coupe, who woro In Honolulu at tho
Umo, and who sailed for tho coast by
the Manoa on Tuesday, wero not ad
vised of tho accident.
LITTLE APPARENT CHANGE
Russians Crowding Into HungaryNews From France
and Belgium Series of Contradictions American
Stand Regarding Search Will be Respected.
PARIS SAYS HONORS ABOUT EVEN.
PARIS, January 8. Statement by
tinuous fighting In Alsace. Have made
In hard fighting northern part honors
ITALY GETTING READY FOR STRUGGLE.
GENEVA, January 8. All Italians
ordered to report to consul for medical examination.
BERLIN, January 8. Kaiser has
with soldiers of Allies. No more Informal truces.
FRENCH LOSS OVER MILLION MEN.
According to calculations by experts, French have lost more than million
men. This covers total casualties.
POPE HEARS OF TURKISH ATROCITIES.
ROME, .January 8. Six hundred
W.I. ..M. -.MUj .VII vl I UI IVIftll
LONDON, January 8. Keen Interest In war at present centers In three
great movements on part of Russia. While holding Poland secure, monster
army pours Into Hungary. Huge forces sweeping towards Budapest. Ger
man led troops while heading towards Cracow are harried Allies. Turke'y
now on defensive and will have to so continue.
COUNT OKUMA HAS NOT RESIGNED.
TOKIO, January 8. Count Okuma
strengthened for election.
TOKIO, January 7. Count Okuma,
avoid bitter political controversy.
ARREST OF CARDINAL DENIED.
LONDON, January 7. German military governor officially denies arrest
MAY USE IDLE SHIPS.
Great Britain will approve purchase of ships now Idle for use In South
American trade, providing assurance is given they will not be used In
BERLIN, January 7. Severe fighting continues north of Arras to regain
possession of trenches we captured yesterday. French repulsed In western
Forest Argonne from all positions they took Tuesday. Losses heavy. Ours
light. French made hard attempt to capture hill west of Sennheim, an im.
portant position. Attack broke under our fire and hill remains ours. Situa
tion unchanged In East. Our attacks developing slowly in spite of weather.
ARRAS, January 7. We made slight gains on extreme right wing now
reaching two and one-half miles beyond Altkirch and captured portion Ger
man first line trenches to northwest of Fllery. This Is hard thrust against
German wedge with apex at St. Mlhlel. Rain and mud along entire front.
French commission appointed to investigate atrocities reported: "Never
has been a war between civilized nations of such savage character. Pllaglng,
ravishing and murder ordinary practices."
SAN FRANCISCO, January 8. The antl-allen law of this state is de
dared void by special federal court.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 8. Steamship Mongolia sailed with supplies
for Russian detention camp of prisoners In Siberia.
COAST CHAMPION COMING.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 8. Dorothy Becker, coast champion swim
mer, will go to Honolulu for carnival contest.
PANAMA, January 8. Big collier Promethius passed safely through
DENY DUM-DUM BULLET MANUFACTURE.
WASHINGTON, January 7. Emphatic denial Is made by American manu
facturers to charge that they made "Riot guns," dum-dum bullets and buckshot
cartridges for Allies. Secretary Bryan has submitted reply to Germany.
Winchester company denies having made any such ammunition for anybody.
Remington company did make some and will supply names of individuals
to whom 6old.
GOOD OPIUM HAUL LAST NIGHT.
HONOLULU, January 8. Marshal Smlddy raided opium Joint last night.
$2000 opium seized.
Japanese run over by Oahu Railway train. Will die.
Mrs. J. A. Cruzan dead, San Francisco. '
Deaf mute oath taken for first time In Hawaii, In trial In U.' S. court
HONOLULU LEFT OUT.
HONOLULU, January 7. Honolulu will not be Included In River and
Harbors bills in Congress. Legislature will be asked to enact.
If you wish Prosperity
Advertise in the News
French says Germans have lost In con
some progress but offset by reverses'.
In this city able for military duty
put ban on German troops fraternizing
members Catholic societies, refugees , -$Q
still retains premiership. Cabinet
premier of Japan, has resigned to
SEVERE IN WEST.
SAYS BARBAROUS WAR.
AHEAD OF TIME.
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