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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1915.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
On the Other Islands'
As To Homesteading.
Replying to an editorial in this
paper, in which the suspected fai'.ure
of homesteading at Kuiaha, Maui, was
contrasted with successful home
steading at Kalaheo, Kauai, the Maui
News said: "In the second place, the
Kauai homesteads are comparatively
new. Their hope is based almost sole
ly on pineapples. It is scarcely like
ly that they are growing them at a
profit, cither, under prevailing prices,
though their owners possibly don't
know it yet. Cut they will when they
come to balance up the returns of
several crops with what they have
Since penning the above the editor
of the Maul News has visited the Ka
laheo region, on this island, and, while
we have not yet heard from him on
the subject ,we take It. for granted
that his opinion has changed some
what In regard to local conditions.
While he saw only the homesteads
along the belt road he undoubtedly
noticed that they were older by quite
a few years than those of Kuiaha.
while the evidences of prosperity
were inmiptakeable. He doubtless
noticed another thing, too: The home
steaders of Kalaheo are not engaged
exclusively In the business of rais
ing pineapples. They raise cattle and
horses, corn and potatoes and veget
ables, enough for their own use and
some to sell, and on suitable lands
they grow cane, which is sold to the
mills at a good profit.
Moreover, . many of them ihaw
money In the savings banks, earned
from their homesteads, while practi
cally all of them settle their bills
monthly at the stores, as Is the prac
tice In cities .
The point we wished to make, how
ever, in our original editorial on this
subject was to another end. We have
had enough experience with home
steading in these Islands to know that
under average conditions of soil and
climate It can be made profitable, and
men who have followed the subject
closely are reaching the conclusion
that failures are due to the inexperi
ence or in-capacity of the homestead
ers themselves. School-teachers,
preachers, store-clerks and the like,
who couldn't tell a watermelon tree
or cabbage vine from a cucumber
stalk have jumped Into the business
and have failed before they were not
able to Intelligently grasp its details.
The government invites settlers up
on itsMands and expects them to suc
ceed. If they fail, there are reasons;
and those reasons should apply gen
erally to all similar localities, or they
are extraordinary. If extraordinary,
the facts should be made known, and
it Is unfair to homesteading that ,a
cry of "a homesteading failure" should
be raised unless the causes are simul
We believe in a thorough investi
gation of all cases of supposed failure
of homesteading Jn Hawaii. Garden
Judging from the solid line of Fords
on the Beaward side of the Mahukona
wharf, every steamer day Ford
haven" would be an appropriate name
for our sunkist seaport that bask3 in
lazy languor among the honeybee,-
beleaguered algarobas. Kohala Mid
Amateur and Professional.
After many months waiting the
amateur is proving better than the
professional soldier. It was ever such
when It came to an absolute show'
down. The man who volunteers to
fight for his country, and who is will
ine every time to lay down his life
for a principle is always far bet
ter and competent, when it comes to
a real showdown, than the paid hired
fight-or-be-shot professional soldier.
This has been proved in Europe where
men who were trained for years and
who were Instilled in the spirit of
militarism have met defeat at the
hands of men who, from their birth
have been instilled in the spirit of
real love of their native country
without any strings on the proposi
tlon. And these volunteers come from
away over the seas, from countries
that, to the casual observer, have no
real call except of the blood, to
take any part In the terrible Strug
It is to be hoped that once this hor
rible conflict is over in Europe and
Asia it will never spread really to
the United Kingdom that the com
moiL ordinary people who, In reality
support all kings, presidents, armies
and navies, get busy and say, in the
, ordinary, expressive and excellent
American manner: "Beat it. We
have no use for you." That is the
only logical end in sight and it is
the end that can be attained if the
people get busy, fire all the kings
queens, czars and other persons who
through thplr intriguing dependents
cause all the sorrow and anguish in
the world today. Hawaii Herald.
A Lesson of the Convention.
The Civic Convention has been of
value to Kauai In a number of ways,
and the first is that it has acquainted
our people with what the Civic Con
vention itself is. Up to a few weeks
ago a large majority of good citizens
of this island did not reallv know
what a civic convention was like.
They had an idea that it was some
thing between a carousal and a Metho
dist "camp meeting," but the rest was
I3ut we have heard, we have seen.
we have learned: and the verdict is
that "it is good"
Last, year we had to run through
thli community as though with a fine
tooth comb to secure a delegation to
the convention on Maui, and succeed
ed, after much eftort, in inducing six
members of the Kauai' Chamber of
Commerce to brave the terrors of two
turbulent channels, to sny nothing of
a week's absence from business. They
came back filled with enthusiasm
themselves, hut somehow ottr people
wore too busy with their own affairs
to absorb much of it; and it was not
until the printed reports of the Maui
convention were distributed on this
island some two or three weeks ago
that the public became really interest
And a great change has come about.
The Civic Convention has itself
proved the teacher that was needed,
and Its lessons have struck home. Ka
uai is now fully aroused to the value
and importance of the movement, and
however unconcerned we may have
felt, and backward we may have been,
in the past, in regard to it. we are now
prepared to move forward in the full
light of the civic convention spirit.
It is a long, tedious pull from Kau
ai to Hilo, but we believe that, in
view of the newnd keen interest now
felt in the matter, the local Chamber
of Commerce will have no difficulty in
mustering quite a large delegation ol
our most prominent citizens for the
convention in the second city in 1916.
The Fourth Annual Civic Conven
tion has adjourned after very success
ful deliberations, covering two days,
September 26th and 27th, at Lihue,
While in point of number the Con
vention just closed was not as large
as former Conventions, the smaller
number did not, in any way, detract
from the earnestness of the meetings.
If the theories advanced in the in
terest of Civic Righteousness and
Civic Efficiency are taken home and
digested by every individual and every
public official and practiced in private
anc public life, the Fourth Conven
tion will go down in history as con
tributing immense help toward hon
esty Jn public and privaje affairs; a
clear conscience and the golden ru'e
which, taken together can spell noth
ing out Civic Righteousness Cham
ber of Commerce "Honolulu."
Price Set Upon Man-Killer.
HILO, October 2. Following the an
nouncement by Sheriff Pua that Fran
cisco Mollers, the Spanish murderer of
Kau is alive and that he has positive
evidence of it, this city is experienc
ing qualms, more particularly because
the gunman is said to have taken up
his residence near Hilo to attempt to
get away on a lwat.
A reward of $100 has been offered
for him, dead or alive, and it is hoped
that this inducement will result in
some iiiiormation. The police lUlm
that he had several friends near Hilo
who are helping him.
$75,000 To War Sufferers.
The War Relief Committee of the
Islands has made its report of its firt
year's work. In all $75,000 was col
lected and distributed in various parts
or Europe, besides over 50 large
boxes of clothing. The following fin
ancial statement has just been sub
mitted which shows how the money
was distributed : -s.
Austria . .......
Am. Red Cross
The following schools of Kihei and
Puunene Districts will be visited by
a government physician for the pur
pose of vaccinating all unvacclnated
children on the dates and time stat
Spreckelsville, Oct. 28, after 9 a. m.
Puunene, Oct. 28, after 9 a. m.
Puunene (Japanese), Oct, 29, after
9 a. m.
Kihei, Oct. 29 after 9 a. m
DR. G. C. MILNOR.
The following schools of the Wai
luku District will be visited by a
Government Physician for the pur
pose of vaccinating all unvaccinated
children on the dates and time stated
Kahului Oct. 13, 1915, after 9 a. m.
Waikapu Oct. 14, 1915, after 9 a. m.
Waihee Oct 18. 1915. after 9 a. m.
Wailuku Public Oct. 21, 1915, after
9 a. m.
Wailuku Catholic (Boys) Oct 26,
1915, after 9 a. m.
Wailuku Catholic (Girls) Oct. 27,
1915, after 9 a. m.
Knhakuloa, Nov 1. 1915, after 9 a. m.
Kauai Pine Growers in Hard Luck
The four or five Homesteaders in
the Kapaa district, Kauai are playing
in hard luck. Besides receiving very
low prices for their fruit during the
past year, they are now unable to
dispose of the scattering fruits still
ripening, at all, because the quantity
is insufficient to keep the cannery run
ning. The cannery closed for the
season some weeks ago, since which
time the pineapples have been rot
ting in the fields. It will not pay
to ship them to Honolulu and tranship
to the coast. Marketing Superinten
dent Longley has suggested that a
trial shipment be made to the canal
Zone by the American-Hawaiian
steamers which sail from Port Allen
direct. The Zone has no pineapples
at this season.
Heavy rains have visited Kau, Ha
waii, during the past week. On Oct
ober 1 and 2, a total ol lu.bu lncnes
was recorded in 24 hours.
Notice is hereby given that, on 'Sat
urday, the 23rd day of October,' 1915,
at twelve o'clock noon, in front of the
Iao Hotel in Wailuku, Maui, the un
dersigned will sell at public auction
all of the second hand law books, ink
wells, pen holders and other office
effects, the property of A. G. Cor
rea, now in the possesion of and held
by the Iao Hotel for an unsatisfied
claim of $32.00 due and owing said
Iao Hotel from A. G. Correa for room
Mrs. Rosa Enos,
Oct. 9, 16. 23.
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ML & DOUGHERTY;
will soon visit Maui
with many beautiful
articles especially se
lected for the Holi
For fear we might have to become
offensively personal to the editorial
'we," since the advent of the Ford,
we have cut out all mention of auto
mobile accidents unless they result
in human injury, or are exceptionally
pen-provoking in some other way.
What's the use?
But, with the number of automo
biles now on our roads, and the num
ber of scnool children using the roads,
there is need of great care in both
drivers and children, or there will be
fatal accidents. The children are too
reckless, playing tag in front of swift
ly running cars, and crossing and re-
crossing erratically. Some of the
school principals have put the older
boys in charge and they seem to make
atempts to lino up the smaller ones on
the right side of the road, and guard
them. We suspect that the guards
are Boy Scouts. It is a good work
for them. Kohala Midget .
Steve After the Bachelors.
The proposition of taxing bachelors
of Torty years of age would seem to
be a good one. If a man reaches that
mature age without taking a will-
and without assuming the obligations
of the marriage state there would, to
the ordinary man of the world and
he as a rule knows a thing or two
appear to be about three reasons why
the unmarried one is not hooked up.
One reason would be that he has a
mother, sisters or an aged father to
support; two, that he was disappoint
ed in love years before and did not
i are to tackle the proposition again
or, thirdly, that, oh, well, what's the
of talking! Tax the unmarried men,
anyhow, it is a good idea and follows
in Teddy Roosevelt's lines. Hawaii
Earthauakes to the number of 87
have recently been registered in one
day at the volcano observatory and
the tremblors are almost continuous.
The lava in the crater of Kilauea Is
very active now-a-days but is falling
Governor Pinkham this week ap
pointed the seven members of the
hoard which hereafter win nave
charge of the industrial schools of
the Territory, and in general of the
handling of delinquent children of the
Islands. The school department will
no longer have jurisdiction over the
reform schools, the change having
been provided for by the last legls
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
HAWAII. AT CHAMBERS: In the
Matter of the Estate of " F. C. WIT-
TROCK, late of Hana, Maui, deceased.
Petition of Hugh Howell, Administra
tor of the above Estate, for Approval
of Accounts, Distribution and Dis
charge. IT IS ORDERED, that Thurs
day, the 18th day of November, 1915,
at 10 o'clock A. M., be and the same
is hereby appointed for hearing said
Petition, in the Court Room of this
Court, in Wailuku, Maui, Territory of
Wailuku, Maui, October 8, 1915.
BY THE COURT;
Edmund H. Hart, C lerk.
Atty. for Administrator.
Oct. 15, 22, 29.
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The Blaisdell is a new,
sanitary, cool Hotel
The best place to stop when you are in Honolulu.. Every room an
outside room. Handy to every place in town. Rates from $1 per per
son per day up. Weekly and monthly rates on application.
J. F. CHILD, Mgr.
Fort street, half-way between Hotel and Beretanla streets, Ewa side.
The property of John E. Pires at
Omaopio, Maui, consisting of 74 acres
of land, Diost of which Is covered with
cactus. Also cattle, horses, pigs,
For further information apply to
J. VINCENT, Waiakoa.
My wife having left my bed and
board, I will mot hereafter ; be re
sponsible for any debts contracted by
The personnel of the board her in my name.
Is as follows: Judge William L. Whit
ney, ex-officio; four years Miss Ber
tha Ben Taylor, Mrs. a. Anurews
and Mrs. F. W. Macfarlane; two years
Prof. A. F. Griffiths, Dr. Charles U.
CooDer and Rev. Father Valentin
Big Premiums Small Losses.
According to figures compiled by
Governor Pinkham, the Territory paid
in fire insurance in 1914, $558,888.90,
while the losses during the period
were $64,762.95. In marine insurance
$290,537.93 was paid, with losses oi
J14.592.15. From the year 1903 to
1914 inclusive the losses on fire insur
ance were $17 to each $100 premium
Keanae, Maui, October 5, 1915.
Entered of Record
AGNES CHANG to Wong Yoi; R P
1402, Kakalahale, Kipahulu, Maui.
Aug 1. 1915. 15 yrs at $18 per yr.
JOAOUIN LOPES to K Kotsuba, Wai
akoa, Kula, Maui. 15 yrs at fiuu
JUANA OH & HSB to Manoel Tav-
ares: I A land, Makawao, Maui.
15, 1915. $500.
THE NEXT MAILS.
GET PAST CLEM CROWELL
G. K. Larrlson, the popular head of
the U. S. Hydrographlc Survey in the
Territory, had a little encounter with
the Maui guardian of the law, last
week, according to the Advertiser,
which in a "small talk" makes Mr.
"Going from Lahaina to Wailuku
the other day in my Hupmobile I
spied a head of me a crawling, dusty,
little Ford thing. It hugged the mid
dle of the road and I got the dust.
Finally I yellel out: 'Say, you beauty
of the eye, let a white man pass.'
The Ford stopped. Out sprang a great
burly man. 'Say, you, do you know
whom you are speaking to?' he asked
me. i tola mm 1 didn't know, nor
cared, either. 'I'm Sheriff Crowell of
Maul,' he volunteered the information.
Later on, in Wailuku, I was served
with a piece of paper with some print
ed and written stuff I didn't read. 1
did not go to court, however, because
Says Che Fa Is Open
Game In Wailuku
According to a resident of Wailuku
at present in this city, che-fa is flour
ishing both at Wailuku and on Maui
and is being played with little or no
attempt at concealment.
The police profess to be unable to
put a stop to this pernicious form of
gambling on account of being unable
to get witnesses to testify.
"Certain prominent resident of
Wailuku are interested in the banks,
said the Maui man, yesterday, "and
it is expected that before very long
evidence will be available which will
lead to their prosecution, in which
case the newspapers will have some
extremely interesting reading." Ad
Crowell and I had a nice little talk
and now we are the best of friends.
Next time Im on Maul and I see a
Ford ahead of me I'll know better.
Malls are due from the following
points as follows:
San Francisco By Matsonia, uct. iz;
U. S. T. Sheridan, Hilonian, Oct. 13.
Yokohama By Nippon Maru, Oct. 20.
Australia By Makura, Oct. 15.
Vancouver By Makura, Nov. 3.
Mails will leave for the following
points as follows:
San Francisco By Manoa, Oct. lz.
Yokohama By Tenyo Maru, Oct. 2v
Australia By Ventura, Nov. 1.
(Mails subject to correction on ar
rival of ships.)
The Thomas Dudley Memorial Gate
at Harvard was dedicated this noon
with the ancestors of the Governor in
attendance as a part of the annual
field-day of the family. Boston Trav
Wife "Henry, you really must have
the landlord come and see for himself
the damage the rain did to our ceil
Hub "I can't without letting hiiu
see the damage the children have done
to the rest of the house. "Boston Tran
Statement of the Ownership, Manage
ment, Circulation, etc., required by I
the Act of August 24, 1912, of The
Maui News, published weekly,
at Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii,
October 1, 1915
Editor, Managing Editor, and Busi
ness Manager, Will J. Cooper.
Publisher: Maui Publishing Com
Owners: (If a corporation, give its
name and the names and addresses of
stockholders holding 1 per cent or
more of total amount of stock. If
not a corporation, give names and ad
dresses of individual owners).
Pioneer Mill Co., Ltd., Laha'na,
D. H. Case, Wailuku, Maui.
D. C. Lindsay, Kahului, Maul.
R. A. Wadsworth. Wailuku, Mau!
C. D. Lufkin, Wailuku, Maui.
Kathryn M. Case, Wailuku. Maui.
J. J. Newcombe, Lahaina, Maui.
Wailuku Sugar Co., Wailuku. Maui.
Wm. Lougher, Puunene, Maui.
H, Streubeck, Wailuku, Maui.
J. Garcia, Wailuku, Maul.
H. A. Baldwin, Paia, Maui.
Est. of Geo. Hons, Honolulu, Oahu.
Mille B. Hair, Hamakuapoko, Maui.
D. H. Case, Trustee, Wailuku, Maul.
J. Garcia, Trustee, Wailuku, Maui.
H. P. Baldwin, Ltd., Puunene, Maui.
W. F. Pogue, Huelo, Maul.
R. C. Searle, Jr., Honolulu, Oahu.
J. W. Holland, Kahulni, Maul.
Enos Vincent, Wailuku, Maul.
A. C. Wheeler, Honolulu, Oahu.
A. K. Ting, Kahului, Maul.
Marie G. Vincent, Wailuku, Maul.
L. Welnzheimer, Lahaina, Maui.
H. B. Penhallow, Wailuku, Maui.
Will J. Cooper, Wailuku, Maui.
Known bondholders, mortgagees,
and other security holders, holding 1
per cent or more to total amount of
bonds, mortgages, or other securities:
Mortgagee: The First National
Bank of Wailuku, whose principal of
fice is at Wailuku. Maui, T. H., holds
promissory notes amounting to $4000,
secured by first mortgage on property
WILL J. COOPER,
Editor and Manager.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 5th day of October. 1915.
D. H. CASE,
Notary Public, Second Circuit.
(My commission expires Juno 30,
Bob So she's rejected you again?
Ned-Yes worse luck!
Bob Oh, I don't know! Judge.
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WHEN IN WAILUKU VISIT
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Cold Lunch Served at all Hours.
Orders for les Cream Promptly At
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CONTRACTOR, BUILDER AND
Call Honda for any Plumbing that Is
to be done. All work neatly
done and satisfaction
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I'll do your
Permit me to be your Pur.
chasing Agent In Honolulu, buy
ing any article that you desire,
absolutely without any charge
for the service.. Describe what
you want, and I'll be as careful
In the buying as yourself. Goods
sent on approval.
Or, as I am very familiar with
Honolulu, I will accompany
shopping parties who visit the
MRS. JESSIE W. GOETZ
P. O. Box 60. Phone 5412.
Residence. 2336 Oahu Ave
Wireless address: "Shopper."
One Hawaiian mule, broken to har
ness and saddle, in sound condition;
and one 3-yar-old colt, broken to sin
gle harness. Apply at
tf. MAUI WINE & LIQUOR CO.