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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1913.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Tin if arc about four bundled hunt
ors on this island and only ninety-odd
licenses taken on!. It is the three
hundred illicit shooters who arc res
ponsible for the shooting out of sea
son which plays havoc with the doves
and other bird, for the out-oUsea;on
shooter kills" not only the bird he
brines down ot, more frequently, pots
on the ground, but is also responsible
for the destruction of eggs and nest
lings which suffer when the parent
bird Is killed. The pr sent panic law
isn't enforced it all. How many ar
rests have been made during the past
four years for the offense of shooting
without a license? About one, at
the outside The deputy sheriffs, who
reside In the country district;:, ap
pear to be ignorant of the existence
of a game taw. It can't be that they
can't detect the offenders, unless sev
eral gross of Maxim silencers have re
cently been distributed between here
and Kahtiku. What is wanted is a law
that will enforce the law. If it were
made compulsory for a hunter to
show his license before bring sold n
box of cartridges, the number of illi
cit shooters would soon be materially
reduced. Tropic Topics'.
OUR GOLD BRICK YACHT.
About the only time when the peo
ple's yacht Hawaii is heard from is
when yacht race time comes around
and a new set of sails and a few
thousand dollars for the 'entertain
ment fund" are required. Why not let
the clique which has all tile fun out
of he boat between races put their
hands In their pockets t.nd defray the
expenses of the Coast junket them
selves? The public, generally speak
ing, are heartily sick of the gold-brick
yacht. Tropic Topics.
j j .
The death of Charles K. Maguire,
former auditor, who was recently pa
roled from prison by Gov. Pinkham,
took pla.:e at the home of his father
in Kona, last Sunday night. It was
a sad sequel of trusting a man to
death. Kohala Midget.
No wonder President Wilson decid
ed not to call a special session of Con
gress all of the statesmen are com
ing to Hawaii this summer! Star
Some plan should be devised, if it
wouldn't tax the brains of the County
Dads too heaily, to have work ins
pected before it is paid for, so con
tractors may not be paid in full lor
unfinished woik, and then go off and
leave it unfinished as they did the
school cottage at Ninolo. It's a pret
ty mess for the teachers to have an
unfinished house to live in. Kohala
That every effort should be devoted
to the purpose of securing some other
kind of crop to succeed sugar cane in
case the free sugar tat iff remains a
permanency, is the opinion of those
who wish to remain in these islands
and make a living of some sort. The
island of Jamaica is an object lesson
to-those whose all is in sugar. When
the change in tariff wiped out the
sugar industry in Jamaica, fruit grow
ing was the only thing left for the
people who remained on the island
to take up. Bananas have kept some
people going, but there is a new de-
On the Other Islands
Japanese Falls to Death.
Yesterday at G p. m., a Japanese
carpenter named Sato, returning from
work, while crossing the 185-foot rail
road bridge across the Hakalau gulch,
east of Hilo, mis-stepped and plunged
to the ground. Death was instant.
Deputy Sheriff Martin of Hilo appear
ed soon afterward and after investiga
tion did not call a coroner's inquest.
Hilo Has a Shock.
The town of Hilo was shaken by a
severe earthquake at 8:30 Sunday
morning. The tremor was felt all over
the island and was palpable to all,
houses shaking, dishes being hurled
off tables and shelves, and windows
rattling. Slight damage was done to
many houses. Nobody was injured.
Coral Sand From Oahu For Sugar Fer
tilizer. Coral sand taken from the wind
ward side of Oahu is increasing in
popularity as a fertilizer for sugar
plantations. The Inter-Island now has
a contract to deliver 10,000 tons of it
from Waianae to Hilo.
Kxperimenting on Olaa last year
proved the efficacy of the sand and
now other plantations are following
suit. Seven tons of it are said to be
equivalent to one ton of commercial
fertilizer but the results of the former
are said to be more lasting .
Delegate Kuhio arrived home this
week by the Matsonia from Washing
Eaten by Sharks.
The body of a Japanese who was
drowned on election day while fishing
lor opihi, at Wainue, came to the sur
face on Monday and several others at
tempted to get it ashore. They sent
for a launch, but before the launch ar
rived the watchers on shore saw two
sharks attack the dead body, and it
disappear ed. Hilo Tribune.
Last Friday morning little Michiye,
a two year old Japanese girl baby,
was seen playing in front of her
mother's home at Paukaa, just beyond
velopnicnt going on now, and that is
the raising of Cassava, a tuber from
which enssnvn flour is manufactured.
Lands that were tonneily under cane
ate now planted to cassava and the
crop is growing larger each year
Maybe, if the worst comes to the
worst. Hawaii can turn to cassava
for relief. Hawaii Herald.
The bill introduced in the legisla
ture which asks that every hotel in
the territory be compelled to keep
an open retistrr of the guests slaying
at the bote 1 in a convenient place
where the book can be consulted by
those people whose business It Is to
keep track of tourists and others,
should pass without any opposition.
The measure is meant to do away
with what has always been declared
to be the principal reason why many
tourists never visit Ililo or the vol
cano. It is claimed that the tourists
never get In touch with the promo
tion and tourist agency people on ac
count of the latter not being able to
trace up the visitors aftor thev leave
their steamers. An open register,
ivailable to ever) body, would do away
with the selfish proposition which has
been established by many hotels just
to keep the visitors in Honolulu as
long as possible and block any at
tempt to get in touch with them.
The County of Oahu donates $2r0
per month for the upkeep of the Ha
waiian Promotion Committee. Surely
the County of Hawaii can contribute
half that sum for the purpose of hav
ing this island properly represented
in Honolulu. The money will come
back a hundred-fold. Hawaii Herald.
FORESIGHT OR FOLLY.
The Hilo railway, which seems to be
in the throes of reorganization, has
been referred to as an enterprise that
is ahead of its time, but many a com
munity has been made by just such
enterprises, and it may he doubted
anyhow whether it will not be shown
in the very near future that the com
pany is not much ahead of the needs
of the community. That Is why Hilo
should look with sympathy upon 'he
company and strengthen all possible
sentiment in the direction of helping
to its maintenance and further de
velopment. The town needs the rail
way as the railway now is, at least,
and wants even, more of it, regard
less of differences past and gone
about rights of way, etc.
It is the men who back enterprises
that are ahe'ad of time who cause the
growth of communities. To cite a
great example, the first American
transcontinental railroad was declar
ed a dream of wildcat financiers,
whereas now one may choose among
routes from ocean to ocean. In smaller
and local affairs, the Oahu Hallway
and Land Company was "Dillingham's
i piece of folly" in the minds of hun
dreds of croakers who now see it. one
of the big prosperous concerns of the
entire Territory. Almost all Honolulu
laughed at Alexander Young when he
began his big modern hotel in the
Capital city, but Hono'ulans wonder
now how they could ever get along
without it. The Hilo railway will fol
low these examples, will be further
extended, and be a tremendous influ
ence in the upbuilding of this com
munity. Hilo Tribune.
Honolii, at about half past eight. Ten
minutes or so later she had disappear
ed, and though between 150 and 200
men have been searching for her
since, not a trace has been found.
They have searched over 300 acres of
cane, going over it thoroughly.
The child was able to walk only a
little. The only flume into which it
could have fallen ends very near the
house, and has been searched. The
father, Kinyo Nakano, has appealed
to the police for assistance, and has
offered a reward of $25. Hilo Tri
bune. Meat Prices Cut.
Honolulu meat prices were cut one
cent a pound wholesale, last week,
by the Hawaii Meat Company, which
usually makes the market for the
other wholesalers. The reduction will
apply to all grades, and it Is to be
teen whether the retail butchers will
pass the benefit on to the public or
absorb it themselves.
Wailuku Dividend Increased.
Fifty and one hundred per cent in
creases in the dividends of the Pe-
peekeo, Wailuku and Honomu sugar
companies were announced yesterday
by Brewer & C o. Pepeekeo will pay
U-50 a month instead of $1: Wailuku
and Ilonomu will pay $1, instead of
fifty cents. All three increases will
go into effect next month.
Will Appeal Damage Case.
The Inter-Island Steam Navigation
Companv will appeal from the deci
sion of he Territorial supreme court
which affirmed the verdict of a jury
in the circuit court given in favor of
George E. Ward for $13,000 damages,
according to a statement made by the
Deputy Sheriff Freed on Technicality
Deputy Sheriff Win. Werner, of Ha
nalei, Kauai, was discharged by the
Kauai circuit court last week on the
charge of receiving a bribe, for tte
reason that the crime was alleged in
the indictment to have been commit
ted in 1910, and is consequently out
lawed by the statute of limitations.
Kauai Chamber Opposes Bond issue.
The Kauai Chamber of Commerce
lasi week voted not to endorse the
proposition of the county's issuing
bonds for road extension and other
FARMING AND FARM PROGRESS
k Things Being Done and Attempted in the Agricultural Field.
Where The Farmer Should Be Inde
pendent. F. A. Clowes, who Is in charge of
the Glenwood branch of the Hawaii
Experiment Station, says:
"In most homestead sections in the
Islands the homesteader can have at
all times of the year, from his own
homestead an almost complete bill of
fare, excluding flour, salt and a few
other items everywhere purchased by
farmers, but including milk, butter,
beef, pork, eggs, pjultry, sweet potatoes,-
taro, bananas, papains, bread
fruit, peaches, figs, grapes, pohas,
guavas, mangoes, avocados and other
fruits, many staple vegetables as
beans, cabbages, carrots and beets
Many homesteaders also may, with a
little attention, produce their own
"The successful homesteaders ere
more numerous among those who try
to raise their own living first, nnd
grow a cash crop second. The slogan
should be here, just what Secretary
of Agriculture Houston has rtnited in
the South and West, "More farmers,
Farmer versus Plantation.
"If our homesteaders were all farm
ers, there would he very few aband
oned homesteads. Low prices for su
gar and pines cannot bring a skillful
farmer to bankruptcy, but the man
with all his eggs in one basket at one
tlnmo or another finds that the bot
tom has dropped out of his bask'-t."
Say Roselles Are Coming Crop.
That roselles will be an important
crop in the Kuiaha district is the be
lief of a good many farmers in that
section. Small plantings during the
past two years indicate that the fruit
grows well there. In fact last sea
son, when the large plantings made in
the Nahiku district were practically
an utter failure, owing to excessive
rainfall, the fruit in Kuiaha was ex
ceptionally good. It i3 reported that
a number of men of capital in Ho
nolulu are interested in the commer
cial possibilities of roselles, and are
considering financing a drying house
of sufficient capacity in the Kuiaha
district to thoroughly cst out their
Teams For Farm Work Scarce.
A large amount of farm work is
now in progress in the Kuiaha home
stead region and teams for plowing
are scarce. A number of homestead
ers who have no teams of their own
are complaining that they cannot get
their work done.
More Pineapples Being Planted.
A larger acreage of pineapples will
probably be planted this season than
last, owing to better weather condi
tions this season and to the fact that
most of the farmers evidently believe
that another two years will see a de
cided improvement in prices paid by
the canners. The co-operative asso
ciation of a dozen or more homestead
ers, headed by W. I. Wells, as man
ager, is already planting as fast as
It can get the land in condition. The
association will have entire charge of
the crops on the lfends of the mem
bers from plowing to marketing.
A number of homesteaders are also
planting independently, while the
Haiku ranch is putting 100 acres in
pines this year.
May Build Silo at Haiku.
James Lindsay, who has recently
gone into the dairying business on
quite an extensive scale at Haiku, is
contemplating building a silo with a
view to solving the feed problem. A
portion of the year forage is in ex-
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Mattings, Wall Papers, Mattresses, Etc., Etc., Etc.
COFFIN8 MADE AT SHORT NOTICE.
"Good for what
ails your car."
It takes the ills
out of hills. ,
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cess of needs, while at. other sensons
it is scarce. Mr. Lindsay believes that
by means of a silo it will be possible
to bridge over the dry pcriodu in good
Hhnpe. Besides he thinks there may
be economy in this method of feed
ing over pasture or fresh cut forage,
the 1 -resent methods in practise in the
district. Silage has not yet been a
trial in this district.
Fruit Fairly Plenitful.
Grapes from Hilo are selling well in
Honolulu during the short season on
Oahu. Tile demand for pohas lias in
creased during the past two weeks to
the point wnere the Hawaii producers
cannot supply llic-ln. The demand for
pohas at this time is due to large or
ders for jams and jellies.
Wahiuwa strawberries are again in
the market Tin se are large, well
formed berries with an excellent flav
or. The color is a very dark red. A
much larger quantity of this variety
of beny could be sold in Honolulu.
Mexican limes have bee n very
scarce for several veeks. Producers
who have good limes tan get good
prices now. .Papains aie still scarce,
price and d . nuind good.
More gree n pineapples are wanted
for shipment to the mainland. The
last shipment by the Division netted
the producers belter than $25.00 a to.i
Hides are bringing veiy good jinecs.
Poultry Market Good.
Superintendent Longley, of die
Marketing Division, advises that at
present there is a pood demand for
broilers and good roosters, with the
supply limited. .Muscovy ducks are
felling well but the market is well
supplied. Island turkeys are bringing
a good price, demand light.
Erjgs Are Lower.
Island eggs arc very plentiful, large
quantities being ''eceived by each boat
from Maui, Molokai and Hawaii, in
addition to a large production on Oa
hu. Very few eggs are received from
Kaiiai. With fresh No. 1 California
("gs selling at 2(ic a dozen in case lots
it has become necessary to sill is
land eggs as low as 28e. Prices may
go still lower. L'.st year at this time
eggs were quoted at 2Sc a dozen, but
did not fall below that level.
Fresh Pines to Inland Cities.
It is reported from Honolulu that at
tempts are to be again made to ship
lre.-:h pineapples as far east as Den
ver, Salt Lake, Cheyenne and other
western cities. Fred. L. Waldron, ih
new president of the Honolulu cham
ber of commerce, Is interested in the
movc, and will lend his active assist
ance to the territorial marke ting divi
sion, which will collect the fruit. It
is believed that with present know
ledge In "curing" the fruit for ship
ment, that the prohibitive losses of
previous years'will be avoided. Ship
ments in five ton lots will be first at
tempted. Hog Cholera on Maui.
Several eases of hog cholera have
recently been diagnosed at the Hala
kala ranch, according to a report
made by Dr. V. A. Norgaard, territor
ial veterinarian. The cases were mild,
and apparently of local origin. Thi:
is the first time the disease has been
reported on this Island for years. Al
though the epidemic can now be in
large measure controlled, through list
of preventive serum, hog raisers
should be extremely cautious in bring
ing new stock onto their lands.
Maui, T. II.
T. O. Box 83
CASSAVA HOLDS PROMISE FOR
POUT ANTONIO. Jamaica. The
cassava ind istry is now so far advanc
ed tliet Jamaicans begin to look upon
this c nlerptise as promising to be
come a good second to banana culli
valion It will be some time, of
ourse, belnre the cassava growim.'
viil assume such dimensions as is
now the ease with banana.'-, but ef
forts are being made to greatly in-
rease the output and make (lie oro-
duet count as one of the chief re
sources of the island.
The start of the cassava industry
was made when those interested in
the cultivation took over several form-
r su'-iar plantations, selectlnc icb.nl
land, fertile and Well watered, and
petinlly suited to the growth of ttib
rs. Large areas were placed under
ultivation, and then came the utiliza
tion of abundant water power on die
properties, and powerful machinery,
ind now many tons ot tubers are deilv
onverted into cassava Hour.
The Plant that does this is of the
Host modern type, and it is Interest
ing to watch the process of manufac
ture as the tubers are washed, necleil
and finely cut, each machine automa
tically pas.'inc the cassava to the nevt
anil when the cutting and grinding are
ortplete it is passed on to the drying
oorn, a large an lofty place, in which
two enormous steam heated cvlled-
ts revolve. It is conveyed into thec
ncl dried thoroughly, thence to a silt
r, and finally to the loader, which
tills the ha;:.;, women (hen removing
ind sewing them up. and what was a
hort lime ago a load of tubers is
now converted into a bag of beautiful
white cassava Hour, of the best quali
ty. Ii is needless to mention that this
idnstrv has been of much value to
the section of Jamaica Good Hope, in
lrclawny in which it is locate d, as
it provides employment for hundreds
of persons, and has brought a lam-
rea of waste land under cultivation.
A DELIGHTFUL LITERARY.
The Makawao Literaray. which met
last, Saturday evening at the Paia
Community House, was one of the
most pleasant gatherings of the sea
son, and was very largely attended.
he hostesses of the. evening were
Mrs. W. A. Baldwin, Mrs. W. D. Bald
win, and Mrs. Millie li. Hair.
Sealed tenders will be received In
die Hoard of Supervisors up to 12
o'clock noon of Thursday, April 8,
1915, for construction of school teach
ers' cottages at Olowalu and Keanue.
Plane and psecificaitons may be ob
tained of the undersigned upon mak
ing a deposit of $".00 for each set.
I he Board of Supervisors reserves
the right to reject any and till bid.'.
By order of the Board of Super
visors of the County of Maui.
WM. FRED. KAAE,
Mar. 27, Apr. 3.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR'S
SALE OF REAL PROPERTY.
Notice is hereby given that as .VI
ministrator of the estate of F. C. Witt
tock, late of Hana, Maui, deceased,
and under and by virtue of an order
granted by Hon. W. S. Edings, Judge
of the Circuit Court of the Second
Circuit, Territory of Hawaii, licensing
him to sell certain real property ne
longirg to sr.id estate, I fhall. on
Saturday, the 3rd day of April, 101.',
at twelve o'clock noon, at the front
entrar.ee to the Court House at Wai
luku, Maui, T. 11., sell at public auc
tion the following described property:
(1) One piece or parcel of land in
Kaululoa in the District of liana,
Maui, described in II. P. lf!0G and con
taining an area of ",.87 acres.
(2) One piece of land In Haneoo
in the District of liana, Maui, describ
ed in It. P. 83 23 B and containing an
area of fen acres.
(3) One piece of land in Kawaipa
pa in the District of Hana, Maul, de
scribed in deed of S. W. Kaae and
wlf", said deed beine; dated March 23,
1903, and recorded in libi-r 270 on
pages 1S1-2, and containing an area
of oil' acre.
(I) One piece of land in I'ualala.
Hana. described in deed from W. B.
Starke y, dau d March 1. 1S!)S, and re
corded in Liber 178 on pages 2S9 and
Ten per ce nt of pun base pi ice io
be paid on fall of the hammer. Deeds
at expense of purchaser.
Sale to bo made subject to confirm
ation by the?' Court.
For further particulars apply to
Hugh Howell, the administrator, or
F.nos Vincent, attorney for the es
tate1. Iirflll IIOWFI.L,
Administrator of the Kstate of F. C.
Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3.
ALOHA LOIXil: NO. it KMOIITS
Regular meetings will be held at the 1
Knights of Pythias Hail, Wailuku, on the I
second and fourth. Saturdays of each
All visiting; members are cordially in
vited to attend
V.. J. WALSH, C. C.
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Besides the famous REGAL
t &nejts, we aiso sen tne Neuic-
ion Shoes for Men (17) and the?
it Wichert &. Gardiner Shoes for
Women.. Either of these brands
ll are sure to give absolute satis-
!i Resal Shoe Siore
ji The1 Fo.ilogi aph System assures
It your ge'lilng the conect si.e.
J your getting the correct size.
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i Stein way nd Stan H
We have a large stock of
Inside Player Pianos
at fair prices and easy terms.
We take old pianos In exchange.
1 Thayer Piano Co., Lid.
THE CRATER HOUSE
THE VOLCANO IS VERY ACTIVE.
OUR AUTO MEETS ALL
BOATS AT HILO.
RATES: $3.50 per day.
$20.00 per week.
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Fully Equipped with Machinery and
Tools.. Auto Accessories and
Gasoline, Oils, Penn Casings.
(lood Mechanics at Your Service.
Don't fail to se e the auto doctor when
you need good service.
Two Doors below Maiuoni's Garage.
Your Patronage Solicited.
LODGU MAUI, INo. SJS4, A. H.& A. M
Stated meetings will bo held at
Masonic 1 lull , Kahiilui, on the first
K iturday night of each month at
73:0 P. M.
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
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. tfc Contrnctor