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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1915.
Kula Farmers Hit
Poor Potato Market
Need of Some Better Selling Plan
Emphasized By Recent Experience
Association Endorses Haiku Dan
For Needed Legislation.
WAIAKOA. Feb. 3. A private cor
poration may keep its affairs quiet if
it so desiros but a cooperative asso
ciation, if conducted in the right spirit
will always give publicity to its af
fairs even though the occasion arises
now and then when it would be more
comfot table to keep them quiet.
Such an occasion has come to the
Kula Farmers' Cooperative Associa
tion. A few bags of potatoes were
tent to Honolulu as a feeler. These
Fold for $2.26 a bag. The Association
then shipped 63 bags. These sold for
$1.37 a bag, netting the farmers but
96 cents. A quantity of good quality
California pot?toes reached the mar
ket at the same itme, and sold Tor
This is discouraging, but it has its
lesson. The Association erred in ship
ping too much at one time. It sug
gests, too, that the home market, on
Maui, may be a better market for a
good quality of Kula potatoes than
Honolulu where the price of potatoes
varies a good deal within short in
tervals. At a recent meeting of the K. F. C.
A. endorsed the resolutions of the
Haiku Association as to needed legis
lation. Anti'Saloon League to
Hold Big Convention
The Anti-Slaoon League has recent
ly enlarged its sphere of activities
and.U now organized on a Territorial
basis with plans to extend its work
throughout all the Islands in the
most effective way.
Its first annual convention on the
new bafiis will be held in Honolulu
at the Kawaiahao Church, February
26, 27, 28, and all the churches. Mis
sions and other Christian organiza
tions throughout the Islands have
been requested to send delegates. A
large and enthusiastic attendance Is
Rev. Purley A. Baker of Ohio, the
National Superintendent of the Anti-
Saloon Leage of America, will be
present at all the sessions which will
begin Fiiday morning, February 26,
at 9 o'clock in the church already
Sunday evening, February 28, a
union mass meeting In the interests
of the great prohibition movement
now sweeping all over the States as
well as other countries, will be held
in Ye Liberty Theater, Honolulu, to
be addressed by Dr. Baker and other
speakers of prominence.
Rates Tor Carnival
The Inter-Island Company is offer
ing reduced rates for the Carnival
from various island ports, which
should help swell the crowd that will
attend the big show. From Maul ports
the round trip rate will be $8, with
an extra dollars charge for certain
deck staterooms on all boats except
the Mikahala. The i educed rates will
apply from Maui beginning with
steamers to arrive in Honolulu on the
20th. The return limit is February
MAKAWAO, Feb. 4. Wednesday
evening, the 3rd, the 11th Preclnr
Republican Club held a meeting in
the Makawao Echool house. Two
nominations were made for delegate
to the county convention, S. E. Kala-
ma and L. von Tempsky. Mr. Kala
ma withdrawing as he could not be
county committeeman being a candi
date for supervisor, the secretary was
instructed to cast the ballot for 51
von Tempsky. The meeting was well
The rain of Sunday, Jan. 31st, pro
vided about a week's supply of water
for the Kula pipe line.
It la reported that W. J. Coelho will
not be a candidate for chairman of
supervisors, being satisfied with his
position as clerk In the land olllre In
WAILUKU CARD CLUB
HAD PLEASANT MEETING.
The monthly meeting of the Wailu
ku Card Club at the Penhallow home
on Wednesday night was one of the
most pleasant gatherings the club has
had since Its Inception. There were
about forty present and eight tables
were played. Choice refreshments
Haiku Farmers Will
Have Bills For Solons
Interesting Meeting. at Kuiaha School
is Followed By 1'lcasant Social
Session Visitors From Wailuku
At a meeting of the Haiku Farmers'
Association last Saturday night, a
committee was appointed to prepare
drafts of a number of measures which
the coming legislature will be asked
to enact into laws. One of these Is a
bill to make tho organizing of to
operative societies practicable. An
other Is a proposition for the estab
lishing of land banks in the territory
and the third is a measure authoriz
ing government financial aid in the
establishing of farmers' manufactor
ies, such as canneries, creameries and
mills. The resolution by which the
Haiku farmers adopted these mea
ures, has also been favorably passed
upon by the Kula Farmers' Associa
tion. Frof. F. G. Krauss delivered a most
interesting address on the outlook for
general agriculture in the Territory.
His talk is outlined more fully in an
Following the business session a le
lightful lunch was served by the en
tertainment committee of the associa
tion. A number of visitors from Wai
luku attended the meeting which was
generally much enjoyed.
Hawaiian Pineapple Co.,
to Go Slow This Year
Two additional directors, W. H. Mc-
Inery and A. L. Castle, were added
by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company
stockholders at their annual meeting
Friday afternoon. This U in satis
faction of a movement begun a year
ago and agreed to by the directors
during the past year, Incorporated In
President Dole's report, published In
No change was made In the policy
of the company with regard to divi
dends. The president's statement,
urging conservatism and opposing any
increase in the present 15 per cent,
cash dividsnd, or any material In
crease In the capitalization, was ac
cepted and indorsed and for the pres
ent Hawaiian Pineapple will not cut
any new melons.
The annual meeting of the Hawai
ian P'neapple Products Company, an
allied corporation, was also held yes
terday. Both relected officers. Star
Bulletin. Alabama Has Gone Dry
This makes fifteen States of the
Union that have banished King Alco
hoi two more than the original thlr
teen States that banished Kine
George, and containing fully six time1
the population. The roll of Iionor 1;
as follows: Maine, Kansas, rxoru
Dakota, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Geor
gla, Tennessee, North Carolina, Vir
ginia. West Virginia, Arizona, Cola
rado, Oregon, Washington, and Ala
bama. Since 1907 Alabama has had a local
option law for counties 17 of which
have taken advantage of the law and
nine became dry. One voted for the
dispensary provision and seven tor
open saloons. In 1908 a prohibitory
law for the entire State went into ef
fect, out on account of the pressure
brought to bear by the strongly in
trenched liquor interests an amend
ment was submitted In 1909 which
rendered a prohibitory provision non
effective. Since that time, the tem
perance forces had lost their courage
to some extent, while the liquor In
terests grew stronger and bolder.
Moie recently, however, the tide
turned and no a press dispatch an
nounces the fact that this great State
containing a population of 2,138,000
has gone dry. This will mean four
large distilleries going out o com
mission, and several hundreds of sal
It is quite evident that the great
movement In favor of a Balooilless na
tion in the very near future is making
Of a total of 2,873,890 square miles
in tho United States, 2.23G.062 arc
prohibition territory. The population
of the United States is 91,972.260. Of
this; population 48,118,394 pen-ons nov.
reside in territory in which the liquor
traffic Is outlawed. In other words,
about 80 per cent of the area of the
United States is under prohibition
and approximately 54 per cent of the
total population of the country re
sides in this territory.
And the End
t A Question of Law and How
a Judge Decided It
f B CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
X Copyright by Prank A. Munsey Co.
Euderby was a pitiable spectacle: he
was the picture ot abject despair ns
be walked up and down the big office,
not daring to look at Beutty. who mit
at bis desk, staring at bin perturbed
visitor with mingled amuzemeut and
1 "Do you menu to tell me." said the
lawyer, ns If be could nut fathom the ,
depth of Enderby's depravity or real
ize what be bud done, "that yon have
looted the Home Savings bank?"
I have," answered Enderby. with
"But why on earth"
"What's tbe iwe of dwelling on that?
1 told you the truth when I came In
What I want to know now la what's
to be done?"
Done? You ought to bo to tbe peni
tentiary for It." returned the lawyer
Yes, I know that too. I don't need
a lawyer to tell me that. What I want
to kuow Is bow to keep out of It"
How much did you take?"
"In round numbers. $00,000."
"Speculntiou. I suppose?"
"Yes; sure thing at tlrst and then
more to recoup."
"Tbe Usual story.'
Tho lawyer thought deeply. Enderby
watched him In terrible anxiety, it
was be who finally broke the silence.
"You know that Texas laud I have?"
"It may be worth a great denl of
money lu a short time."
"I hnve Investigated It." mild Heiitty.
"for some of my clients who have
holdings there. It Is worth nothing
now. but It Ih possible. If the rallro:id
project goes through, that It may
eventually sell for a good round sum."
"Yes. Hiid If It Is worth un. thing my
share will be worth $."0.O0O." said Un
"If yon will get me out of this I win
give you a deed to the land."
"As a fee?" asked the lawyer coolly,
his eyes very bright and bard.
"1 hadn't thought of It thin way,"
faltered Enderby. "1 meant It as resti
tution, to pay back what 1 had
"Well, that has saved your life, En
derby. If yon had offered me that
money to compound n felony, by heaven
I would have kicked you out of the
office. But If you are willing to deed
that land to me to hold tn trust mid If
anything Is realized out of It to pay It
over to tbe stockholders of the bank
I'll try to get you out"
I am glnd to do It said Enderby
earnestly. "And whatever you are go
ing to do. judge, will have to be done
quickly. Tbe bank examiners will be
bere tomorrow,, and I can t cover It up
How much money will there be In
tbe vaults when you close tonight?"
1 don't know exactly, possibly $(J0,-
"Can you get hold of It?"
"Why. of course. 1 can take every
thing In tbe bank."
"And you say your stealings amount
ed to $50,000?"
"Yes, In round numbers, maybe a lit
tle more or a little leas "
"Well. then, go to the bnuk, get $50.
000 In cash and bring It to me."
"Yon mean that I am to steal $f0,000
"1 didn't say anything about stealing
it. did I? I said go get It out of the
vaults and bring It to rae. and I will
do my best to get you clear."
"Very well." said Enderby. "1 don't
understand, but I will do what you
At 4 o'clock the president of the
Home Savings bank came Into the law
yer's office again.
"Well." asked Judue Bentty, "have
you got It?"
Yes." 8ii Id Enderby. producing a
hnlkv nm-kiii?t ot hills "here It la "
The lawver took the package, count-
ed the bills methodically, satisfying
himself thut the full amount hud been
banded to bim.
"It s all right." be suld. "Now the
deed for this land."
"Here It Is." suld
handing the rapei to him.
"Good," suld Keutty after properly
examining It. "Now you go home. 1
don't come down to the bank In tbe
morning, get sick, go to bed. keep
The next morning, very early Indeed -about
0 o'clock. In fact tbe officers aud
directors of the Home Savings bank,
except the president who was 111 and
confined , to his bed, were summoned
peremptorily to meet Immediately at
the law olHee of Judge Beatty, the
leading attorney of the town.
Tbe churiicter of tbe messages eacb
received was such as to bring thero
all there without delay, some of them
coming without waiting for tbe formal
Ity of breakfast even
"Gentlemen." said Jndge Beatty
when they were all assembled, "I have
news of a most distressing character
to communicate to you as officers and
directors of the Home Savings bank."
"We are not all bere yet" said Fow
ler, tbe vice president "Mr. Enderby,
onr president is 111."
"I know It He won't be here, and it
In Ihm-hit ' 'li il fuel that 1 took the
lllen, i ;iMii;: imi to meet lue here
befole tin- hunk oielied."
"Is nii.vtliiriu wrong?" asked Mel leu,
one of tile (lirtv tors
"I hid sorry to say there Is."
"With the bank?"
"What !s It?"
"Mr. Enderby has embezzled $100,
000 for speculation purposes and Is
' short Just that much."
"Good heavens'" exclaimed the vice
' president. "That will ruin tbe bank
when It gets known.
"Undoubtedly," answered Judge
Beatty amid the great perturbation of
the other directors. "It rests with you.
gentlemen, however, as to whether It
get known or not"
"Certainly. The bank Is a fine busi
ness projKwItiou for a smnll town, yet
such a defalcation would seriously
cripple It nnd a run following would
I ruin It Now. If you gentlemen want to
' save the bank and protect your deposi
tors It can be done."
"You haven't called us here. I am
sure." suld the vice president hopefully,
"without having something In mind.
What Is ltr
"This," said the Judge. "Enderby
has a number of friends here who are
willing to back up their friendship for
him with bard money. If you gentle
men will guarantee to keep tbe thing
absolutely secret among yourselves
and to refrain from prosecuting Ender
by, who will, of course, resign from the
presidency and the directorate ana
move away, his friends will raise $"0,-
000 In cash, and they will place tho
amount In your bunds today.'
"If we should accept this offer," said
the vice president Hmld a general mur
mur of excitement "and the ten of ns
who are here should each put up
$5,000, the defalcation would be mude
i "It would." said Judge Heatty
promptly. "The bank would be on a
sound financial basis once more, and
the $30,000 would be pnld buck from
the protits which are certain under Ju
"And If we don't accept this offer?"
asked Williams, the cashier.
"The bunk goes to the wall, you lose
at least $100,000 cold cash and what
ever else might be involved In a dis
astrous and expensive liquidation aDd
the smnll depositors suffer terribly
"in other words, you are offering us
50 cents on the dollar." remarked Di
"Enderby promises to make good the
defalcation: he has certain mutters
pending of little value now, but which
may bring In lurge returns. I am not
able to say Just what they will be. but
be has put tbe mutter in my bunds,
and If the returns come in us be ex
pects and as I expect, too, 1 will be
quick to turn over to the bank enough
to make good the defalcation.
i "Whut evidence have we got of
that?" asked the vice president
"My word of honor, sir."
"But aren't we all compounding a
felony?" usked Director Williams.
"Well." answered the luwyer. "I am
afraid. If you ask for a legal opinion
on that point, tbnt we are. For my
part 1 don't mind telling you fmukly
that 1 am doing It to save tbe deposl
tors In this bunk.'
"Mr. Vice President." suld a dlrec
. tor. "1 move you that wt accept Judge
Beatty's offer In behalf of Enderby,
und If he will turn over to us $."0.(MK)
In cash we Jointly and severally agree
to Bay nothing to any one about the
defalcation, and that we further agree
to make good the amouut over and
above the said $.10,000 and to reor-
! ganlze and carry on the bauk under
i new management.
I "1 second tbe motion," said tbe cash-
1 "I suppose there. Is nothing to do but
put the motion." said the vice prest
dent "Are yon ready for the question.
And thereuftet the motion was Imme-
dlutely adopted iiuunliiiously.
Beutty took from his safe the $5.iHK)
In bills which Enderby hud bunded him
the night before, the wrappings und
' anything else that would buve Identi
fied It as having come from tbe bunk
having been destroyed.
I "Geutlemeu," he said, "there is your
money. Here also Is an agreement
, which I buve drawn up embodying the
substance of our arrangement, which
' you will be good enough to sigu."
I "Gentlemen." snld the vice president
"a document of this kind you win uu
' slcn With me. und. Judge Beutty. 1
think you bad better sign it too."
J "Certainly." said the Judge. "As I
am to be lu custodian. 1 have no ob-
i "That Is all, I take Iff" asked the
i vice president
i "Tbnt Is all." answered the old at-
torney, "ftnd. while legally our action
Is distinctly Improper, 1 think we buve
acted for the best Interest of the stock
holders and depositors of tbe bank, es
pecially of the latter."
"Yes. but I would like to get my
bauds on that scoundrel Enderby. I'd
bave trusted bim with anything." said
one of the directors.
"Leave Enderby to me," said Judge
Beatty. "Un Is suffering enough now.
and I think be bas bad a lesson that
will last bim. 1 believe that be will
pay back all that be took, too, but
that's In the future. Good morning.
"Now," said the Judge to himself
after they bad departed as be sat down
at tbe desk and stared at tbe Texas
land deed which, to anticipate, did
finally bring enough to cover tbe def
alcation "I certainly broke tbe law
of the land. Have I transgressed the
moral law, or have I not? I bave un
doubtedly saved Enderby; I bave saved
th small depositors; 1 have saved tbe
bank. Has the end In this Instance
Justified the means, 1 wonder?"
The witnessing of a good piny will
not be the only thing or interest to
the big crowd that will greet the
Webb company tonight, for the pret
ty, new Valley Isle Theater, open to
the public for the first time, will
come in for Its share of attention.
Workmen have been engaged during
the past week In putting the flnith
Ing touches on the interior, and 'n
placing the chairs ,and the results
should be pleasing to everybody. The
Valley Isle Is one of the neatest an
most comfortable playhouses in ihe
Territory, and is a credit to f'O town.
The Kahtilul Lyceum reports some
big houses to see the Annette Keller
mann pictures which were shown
there during the first part of the
The Wailuku Orpheum, with Jack
London's "Valley of the Moon" made
a hit with a large crowd on Wed
nesday night of this week. The pic
ture had been billed for Tuesday
night, but missed the boat in Hono
lulu and so was a day late. The Or
pheum's Country' Store feature also
made a big hit on Wednesday night.
Manager Pharos states that he has
two unusually fine features and possi
bly a third for next week.
In the Circuit Court of the Second
Circuit, Territory of Hawaii.
Notice of Drawing of Grand and
Notice is hereby given that the
drawing of Grand and Trial Jurors to
serve and act as such during the
March, 1915, Term of the Circuit
Court, of the Second Circuit, Territory
of Hawaii, will take place in the Court
Room of said Court, at Wailuku, Is
land and County of Maul, Territory
of Hawaii, on Thursday, the 18th day
of February, A. D. 1915, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day.
(Sd) W. S. EDINGS,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
Second Circuit, Territory of Hawaii.
(Sd) EDMUND H. HART,
Clerk, Circuit Court of the Second
Feb. 6, 13, 1915.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for the office of Supervisor for,
the County of Maul, subject to noml
nation on the Republican ticket at the
coming Primary Election. I pledge
my support to the Republican plat
form, and, if elected, to devote my
constant and best efforts to tho wel
fare of Maul.
GEORGE W. MAXWELL:
HARRY AFONG, (Korean or Chi
nese), is in no way connected with
our firm, and we will not be respon
sible for any of his actions.
HONOLULU MUSIC CO., LTD.,
Jas. W. Bergstrom, Mgr.
The annual meeting o 'the stock
holders of the Haika Fruit & P 'king
Co., Ltd., will be held- at the com
pany's office in Haiku, Maui. T. II., -m
Saturday, the 6th day of February
1915, at 9:30 A. M.
J. W OLE i 13
Haiku Fruit & Packing !o., Ltd
Why pay $100.00 for a typewriter,
or bother with a half worn out, so
called rebuilt one, when you can buy
a ' new machine with all latest im
provements and guaranteed for ten
year, for $35.00 and pay for it in mon
thly instalments of $3.00.
For particulars address: Chas. Wag
ner, Box 625, Honolulu. 50tf,
AUTO IFOR HIRE
Comfortable and stylish 1914 Cadillac
7-Seater. at your service. Rates
reasonable. Ring up
WAILUKU -:- PIIONIJ -:-
Drays, lixuress Wagons, Buggies, etc
Harness and Saddle Horses; 7-seater
Cadillac, Frank Medelros, Chauffeur
also 2-1 011 liuick iruclt, tor hire Day an
Night. Special rates for large parties
we guarantee to make all steamer an
Only one modern sawmill Is oper
ated in the Territory of Hawaii.
Entered of Record
KAILILAAU & wf to Cassimira A
Drumniond; int in share In Gr 672,
hul land, Koali, Hana, Maul. Jan
13, 1915. $56.
AWILI SHAW and hsb to Cbarle
Gay; int in R P 3878 Kul 4145 Pala
wai, Lanai. Jan 22, 1915. $100.
OLOWALU COMPANY, Ltd, to Pion
eer Hotel Co, Ltd; pc land Olowalu
(Lahaina), Maui. Jan 4, 1915. 10
yrs at $5 per an.
D W NAPIHAA to Soon Look; 3 K
land, Keanae, Koolau, Maui. Jan 1,
1915. 20 years at $35 per annum.
MELE K BROWN to A N Hayselden;
R P 6477, Kul 5211, Hohokohua,
Maui. Jan 15, 1915. 10 years at $25
HAYAFUNE to von Hamm-Young
Co. Ltd; automobile, Territory of
Hawaii. Jan 29, 1915. $1005.40.
HUGGINS In Honolulu, February 2,
1915, Albert Huggins, - aged eighty,
years, a native of England.
LOANDA In Honolulu, February 2,
1915, Eugene Loanda, aged forty
five years, a native of St. Michael's
BARON In Honolulu, February 1,
1915, John Baron, aged twenty years
six months and twenty-five days, a
natjve of Massachusetts.
PALAKIKO In Honolulu, January 31,
1915, Kawal Puulani, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palakiko of
Buckle lane, aged seven months and
KEKOA In Honolulu. January 31,
1915, Marna, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. I. Kekoa of Kapahulu road,
aged seven months and one day.
KALAIKAPAHUKULA In Honolulu,
January 29, 1915, Kalaikapahukula,
a native of Hawaii, aged sixty-eight
GONSALVES In Honolulu, January
30, 1915, Carrie, daughter of Mr. am".
Mrs. John Gonsalves, of Fort, near
Vineyard street, aged 11 months.
KAHOE In Honolulu, January 29,
1915, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kealoha Kahoe, of 2582 Liliba
WILLIAMS In Honolulu, January
29, 1915, Charles Williams, aged
seventy-four years, a native of Hol
land. GARCIA In Honolulu, January 28,
1915, Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Garcia, of 810 South Queen
street, aged four months and twen
KALIPONI In Honolulu, January 28,
Annie Hila, daughter of Mr .and
Mrs. George Kalipont of Wahlawa,
Oahu, aged three years and six
KAMAUNU In Honolulu, January
28, 1915, Noah, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Noah Kamaunu of North King
street, nineteen days old.
GILL At the Queen's Hospital, Ho
nolulu, January 28, George W. Gill,
of Pincher Creek, Alberta, a native
of Yorkshire, England, aged fifty
"Ma, where do the trees put their
green dresses when winter comes?"
In their trunks, my dear." Balti
Battle of Looks.
Mrs. A. "While I was going down
town on the car this morning the con
ductor came along and looked at me
as if I had not paid my fare." Mr.
A. "Well, what did you do?" V.s.
A. "I looked at him as if I had."
The one enemy we have in this uni
verse is stupidity, darkness of mind,
of which darkness there are many
sources, every sin a source and prob
ably self-conceit the chief source.
Necessity of Labor.
Labor is necessary to excellence.
This is an eternal truth, although van
ity cannot be taught to believe or In
dolence to heed it. John Randolph.
The Unknowing Many.
One trouble with knowing it all Is
that you waste a lot of time in try
ing to explain things bo that others
can understand them.
The products of the Klondike are
shipped almost entirely to this coun
try, the Canadian government levying
an export duty of 2V4 per cent.
The game of pinochle appears to
have been invented in the United
States about the year 1850 by Ger
man residents of the country. The
game at once attained an amaz rq
popularity among lovers of ca-d