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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1916.
Sees No Danger
California Statesman And Admirer Of
President Wilson Says Ceuntry
Needs Money And That Sugar
Tariff Will Not Be Reduced
Uncle Sam's nppd of revenue to car
ry out his preparedness program in
the next lour years -will be sufficient
means to keep away any revision in
the sugar tariff, according to Senator
James P. Phelan of California, who
is now in Honolulu. The senator ex
presses much satisfaction that. Presi
dent Wilson has been reelected.
"You people down here in Hawaii
do not need that extra money so much
as you think you do," smiled the genial
senator this morning; as he discussed
the question on board the big vessel.
"You'd be mighty prosperous here
even If the tariff should be removed
It seems to me this is a wonderful
country for the sugar business.
"But even at that," he continued
"the sugar growers of the United
States do not need to fear that any
change is coming because Wilson has
been again chosen president.
"Sugar states of the mainland are
universally strong and insistent that
the duty shall be kept on their prod
uct. The revenue is expedient for
carrying out our preparedness pro
gram and the tax will probably stand."
Senator Phelan is a member of a
large number of committees, but the
two which have the most bearing on
these islands are naval nffairs and ter
ritories. He will visit the naval base
at Pearl Harbor.
Are Making Headway
- The constant fluctuations noticed in
the stat'stics of the tuberculosis cam
paign seem to favor the campaigners
in October, ihe iull report tor which
has just boon made public by the
antl-tuberculos's bureau. Cases liaie
decreased and deaths remain ai.i'iit
stationary with the number of patients
being lianU'e'l and supervised niu h
larger than in previous years.
In spite of the fact that the number
of new cases (seventy) in Oct. were
larger than in any one month in this
fiscal period, the total number of cases
so far this year is only 205 against
254 for the same time last year. There
were 23 deaths from the great white
plague in October which brings this
years record up to 94 against 90 last
year. This record is looked upon as
Two nationalities are appearing in
the statistics more frequently than
formerly. They are the Japanese and
Filipinos. Of the seventy new cases
In October 24 were Jananese, wh'ch
leads the list. There are of course
many more Japanese in the islands
than any other nationality, so this is
not so severe a record as appears.
There were only seven Filipinos last
month reported' for the desease but
the usual average is ten or twelve.
Twenty-six of the new cases were
laborers and thirteen were housewives.
Fully half the cases occured in famil
ies making a very meagre living and
unable to fully care for themselves.
Most of the cases occured in pa
tients born in Asiatic countries. These
amounted to 30 but there were 27
cases among patients born in Hawaii.
Haiku Driver Kept
Books On His Ford
Edwin C. Moore of Haiku, has been
keeping books on his Ford and knows
to a fraction of a cent just what it
cost him to take a hill or make Ka
hului on the high.
"The Ford was a second hand one
in bad repair, when bought," he
writes. "It was operated on Maui,
much of the time on the steep
grades and dirt roads of Haiku and
Kula. The year which these figures
cover runs from November 1, 1915 to
November 1, 1916. The figures are
accurate to a penny. 'Miscellaneous'
includes tools, taxes, license, and all
extras bought for the car. 'Mainten
ance' Includes oil, gasoline and tires,
and repairs to tires. 'Repairs' covers
all repairs except to tires."
Miscellaneous $ 53.25 $ 4.44
Maintenance 164.10 13.68
Repairs 69.70 5.80
Total cost for year $287.65 $23.92
Total mileage for the year .... 4257
Gallons of gasoline used; 374
Miles per gallon of gasoline. . . . 11.4
Maintenance expense per mile. $ .038
Miscellaneous & Repairs per mile .029
Total expense per mile $ .067
CHURCH BENEFIT CONCERT
WAS FINANCIAL SUCCESS
The Hawaiian concert given by the
building committee of the St. Anthon
y's church last Saturday night in the
Valley Isle theatre was attended by a
lart.e and appreciative audience.
While some of the musicians showed
some signs of fright at first, it was
afterwards overcome and the concert
was rendered in excellent form. About
$130 was realized from the entertain
ment. It is said that work is soon to
begin on the new church, which it is
hoped to erect. Other entertainments
will be given in the future to aid to
the building fund.
Louis Lake was fined five dollars in
the district court last Monday for tak
ing the fire truck out for a ride, dur
ing which he exceeded the speed limit.
Had Right "Dope"
tos Angeles Newspaper Man In Letter
To Customs Man Almost Exactly
Predicts Surprising Results Of
Presidential Election On Mainland
Out of all the predictions made re
garding the outcome of the presidenti
al election, subsequent events seem to
Indicate that John L. Constandine, a
well known newspaper man of Los
Angeles, came nearer being correct
than any other.' While, of course, In
not ever particular exactly as the re
sults, it is notable that he said that
New York and New Jersey would go
for Hughes, and that th's vole would
be offset by Wilson gains in Republ
leans states of the northwest.
In view of the after events, it is in
terestlng now to read the predictions
of the Los Angeles newspaper man,
which were received in a letter by
Collector of Customs James Haley,
the day before the election:
"Dear Jim I got your letter of the
17th a few minutes ago, and I am has
tening to tell you that it looks like
Wilson . I don't think he will carry
California (although I was much sur
prised at the local Wilson showing on
the day the suffragettes stormed I.os
Angeles, and I heard a man In a bank
this p. m. say that every time Huches
speaks it costs him 10.000 votes) and
I believe he will lose New Jersey and
very likely New York.
'"The wording of his telegram ?o
O'Leary will cost him thousand of
votes in those states, and his firth'
on Martine w'Jl cost him others in
New Jersey. But he is going ahead
surprisingly in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Ohio, Washington. Oregon and other
states where a Democratic candidate
for President has not often had a
'There is a prospee'. even of his
getting Massachusetts, Connecticut
and Rhode Island, strange a'i it may
seem. His probable gains in the rorth
west will about offset the loss of New
York and New Jersey, and wiih the
Southern states (solid as usuai) he
ought to win with a comfortable
"He was a beaten man the day he-
fore he took hold of the railroad strike
situation. That action has given him
a tremendous vote amoin;, the working
men. I expect him to show r majority
in every large city in the lanu.
"I form mv judgement chiefly on the
New York Herald poll, wh'ch shows
him gaining on Hushes every w.-ek
The betting odds against him in Mew
York have been dropping of late, and
the men who placed big money on
Hughes are said (by the Hearst pap
ers) to be hedging, at unfavorable
Vote For President
Not Made Direct
A nnltp conoral iTrmroKsion seems to
nrpvn il that the voters cast their bal-
lnta rilreotlv for President. As a mat
ter of fact, they do not, but vote for
presidential electors, each Mate nav-
ing as many electors as it is entltien
to senators and representatives in con
gress. The electors constitute what is
known as the electoral college.
nn .Tnnimrv 8. 1917 the electors of
each State will meet and cast their
votes directly for President of the
United States. The vote of the elec
toral college w'll be officially opened
and counted on February 14, ivii, oy
the president of the senate, in the
presence of the senate and the house
It is taken as a matter of course
that the vote of the electors is a mere
formality, to be cast In accordance
,.-111 nf tlio nnnnle nn exress-
ed at. the election, the electors being
placed on the ticket as supporters oi
nno nun or nnnther. Rut. as a matter
of fact, there is noth'ng in the Con
stitution requiring an elector to cast
vita vnto for nnv narticular oerson. A
Wilson elector might.if he chose to
take the risk, vote for Hughes, ana nis
vote would be counted accordingly.
However, th's contingency has never
The present close race between
Hughes and Wilson Is not the only one
in M-Vitnh the result was In doubt for
a considerable time. In 1892 the con
test between Cleveland and Harrison
was equally close. At the end of the
day upon which the votes were casi
the election of Harrison was conced
ed. And then, the next day, the wheel
of fortune turned again and the De
mocrot'c candidate passed his oppon
ent, winning in the end.
In case of a tie vote in the electoral
college, the Constitution provides that
the house of representatives (shall
choose a President, from among the
three highest candidates, each State
in such an election being entitled to
one ote. This has been done once, in
the case of Tilden and Hayes. Tilden,
the Democratic candidate, was believ
ed to have the most votes in the elec
toral college, but the votes of the
electors from certain southern State.
were challenged, and the election
thrown Into the house of represent
atives. This body was at that tlnif
Republican, and the result of the elec
tion was that Hayes was declared tc
be the duly chosen President of tin
United States. Advertiser.
Friends and members of the Puunene
Social Club enjoyed a dance on the
excellent floor of the club ball room
last Saturday night. The several
hundred persons present enjoyed the
dancing so muth that it was continued
uiuil a very late hour.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
NEW LONDON, November 16 The iron ballast of the Di-titscli-land
will lie converted into souvenirs the size of a dollar, with the im
pression of the submarine on one side and the likeness of the captain
on the other. They will be sold for the benefit of German widows and
13ERETX, November 16 A German submarine sunk a 12,000 ton
vessel near Malta, which was convoyed by destroyers.
LONDON, November 16 A number of members of the House
of Commons arc ready to stop the manufacture of liquor, in order to
reduce the food shortage.
NKW YORK, November 16 Henry Sicnkiwicz, author of Quo
V'adis, is dead.
I'ETROGRAD, November 16 There is fierce battling in Campul-
ung region in jumania.
HONOLULU, November 16
the water works system, proposes
the people regarding the issuing of
tion will probably be held early
proposed bond issue has not yet
Chairman Forbes has asked
Congress to grant better landing
report win tie presented at the next meeting of the harbor board which
states that Ilanalei needs immediate repairs.
The Honolulu Chamber of Commerce has adopted all the new
amendments, except the one regarding the promotion committee funds.
The grand jury heard complaints of citizens yesterday regarding
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iwiiii. ii uas .'.ujourneo until r nuay.
Today, Kalakaua Day, is being celebrated here. There will be
paa-u riders on the streets all day. A reception, to which 911 persons
are invited, will be given by Princess Kawananakoa.
NEW YORK, November 15 A monster industrial combine has
been formed in New York and named the National Industrial Con
ference Board. Its object is said to be mutual support and advance
ment. Twelve great industrials, including metal trade founderics,
council of munition makers, National Erectors Association, cotton
manufacturers, wool weavers, silk manufacturers,, makers of type
setting sjiachines and American Typo Frank Paper Company, are
numbered among 'the great companies.
S. P. Fish of Hoston lias been elected chairman of the combine.
Seven million employees and 15,000 employers are represented by the
great combine. By this combine, over $8,000,000,000 are linked to
gether. Manager Alexander states
but a clearing house of information,
A1LAMIC CITY, November
Hearing a decision, which may bring
ng iorces from Mexico. The conference expects to finish its work
DENVER, November 15 The
has issued a thirty-two per cent stock dividend on common stock.
EL PASO, November 15 The Americans who were captured by
the Villa troops when Parral was taken are reported as safe.
CHARLESTON, November 15
tion for a recount of West Virginia.
LOS ANGELES, November 15
WASHINGTON, November 15 Molly Elliott Sewell, writer and
playright, is dead. ,
HONOLULU, November 15 Treasurer McCarthy today revoked
the license of Dr. Shimamoto of Kohala, as recommended by the ter
ritorial board of health.
Gooding Field's supplemental report refers to the public utility
report of two years ago, and points out differences of dividends paid,
which shows that the amount of business then reported is $-400,000 less
than he found for the same period. He criticises the insurance fund
and depreciation fund, and statements in old reports.
A message from President Wilson to the Mikado in Japan was
telayed from here over the new Hawaii-Japan wireless system today.
The Mikado replied to the President's message in the same manner.
Dr. Li's elixir is no cure for the opium habit, an expert testified
today. The case will be continued tomorrow.
Sam Kaahi, a prisoner with the Oahu road gang, escaped from
custody yesterday afternoon, but was caught today.
Captain Ahman of the Great Northern says that he will not use
ihe Kuhio wharf for his vessel until a breakwater is built out from
Coconut Island. This statement was made regarding the discharge of
freight at the big Hawaii wharf. '
BERLIN, November 15 The loss of Baucourt is admitted here.
Count Apponyi, former Hungarian premier, predicts that there
will be a discussion of peace terms this winter between the Allies and
ihe Central Powers. He says that Rumania will be beaten, after which
.-he will make separate terms.
The attacks of the Russians south of Lemberg have been repulsed,
with bloody losses.
The Rumanians were defeated near Wallachia and lost 1800 pris
or.res. PARIS, November 15 After three days concentrated artillery
lire, Germans attacked between Ablaincourt and Chaunless, using
liquid fire. They were repulsed everywhere, except in the winning of
i small section of trench at Dressoire.
PETROGRAD, November 15 In Tirrgujiuly Alt and Giul Valley
'he Russians were forced to retire. The Teutons were heavily rein
forced. LONDON, November 15 North of Ancre the British have con
solidated positions recently won.-
Serious condition of food prices has been discussed in House of
Commons. It is probable that drastic measures will be taken to con
WASHINGTON, November 15 Attorney General Gregory has
declared that Solicitor General Davis and other officials would take
action to enforce the eight-hour law.
The Pennsylvania, New Haven and other railroads have started
legal action to avoid the enforcing of the act.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 15 California is sure for Presi
dent Wilson, in spite of discrepancy of figures.
HONOLULU, November 15 Lai Duck has been arrested by
United States Marshal Smiddy on a charge of passing "doctored"
nickels for five dollar pieces,
The public utility commission has decided to admit the Field re
port. The Inter-Island attorneys say they are unafraid, but that they
object to having subjects which are private made public. They say that
the company is withdrawing its funds largely for depreciation and
safety provisions. The company has paid out $1,99S,000 in dividends
since 1905 and has increased its capitalization from one and half to
The Marconi wireless system to Japan was opened at 4:30 o'clock
WASHINGTON, November 15 The answer of the British
government to the black list protest has been received, in which Earl
Grey denies rights of neutral trade is violated. He defines object of
order as a police regulation, and that therefore the subject is under the
control of the individual government which puts it in force. Earl Grey
declares that the principal object of the black list is to shorten the
duration of the war.
America's allegations that necessity for black list is non-existent
is answered by Grey with the statement that the Allies have long bitter
struggle ahead and must employ everv possible legitimate means tn nvrr-
power finnnncnk "iVUioi-i.. :.,.-r..
incomparable with what humanity
war," the Earl aveis.
Harry Murray, superintendent of
to call a plebiscite for a decision of
sewer and water bonds. The elec
next year, but the amount of the
been decided upon.
the barber commissioners to petition
protection at Nawiliwili, Kauai. A
that this combine is not a trust,
cooperation and united action.
15 The Mexican conferees are
about the withdrawal of the Persh-
Great Western Sucar Comnanv
The Democrats have filed a peti
Hughes is gaining slightly here
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ja Miuvieu uy neutrals is
suffers from ihe continuance of the
Japanese Artist Has
G. Kuwashige. one of Japan's fore
most artists, who Is now visiting in
the islands, Issued invitations to 1!0
persons this week to attend an art
exhibition containing his pictures and
those of other Japanese artists, which
was opened In the Maul Hotel yester
day morning. The exhibition will be
continued for several days. In the
collection of thirty-four painting, ex
hibited, twenty-eight are from his own
brush. The other canvasses are by
K. Mitsutani, M. Kosuge and H. Yo
noki, who are well known in the Japan
ese art world.
Mr. Kuwashige came to Honolulu
from Japan as a young man and after
spending a few years in the islands
he went to San Francisco where he
was graduated from the Mark Hopkins
Institute. Later he went to Kurope
and spent several years in Paris learn
ing the technique of painting. Last
year the painting which are now be
ing exhibited in tho Maui Hotel were
a part of the art exhibition of the
Panama-Pacific exposition and caused
Kuwashige !s a poet and the brush
is his pen. He sees nature with the
eyes of poet anl paints her varying
nioods with loving care. Probably the
most important pictures In the collec
tion shown here are the different
views of Fug', Here the artist Is at
his best. He sees the mountains lhat
means so much to the Japanese from
every angle. His is not n photographic
art but he sees nature as n wonderful
As a contrast to the Fug! studies Is
the wonderful waterfall of Kegon.
Overwhelmed with the belief that
she was loosing the affections of her
husband, a Japanese woman commit
ted suicide this morning by drinking a
draught from the soddering can of a
plumber, which contained-hydrochloric
acid. She died shortly afterward, in
terrible pain. She was the wife of a
Japanese tailor, who is employed in
one of the shops on Market street.
Before drinking the poison, the woman,
told some of her friends that she was
very unhappy and Intended to end her
life. Very little attention was pnid to
her threat and she was allowed to
depart and take her life. The police
are investigating the details of the
suicide this afternoon.
LURE OF THE OPIUM PILL
And the Way the Cost Piles Up as It
Enslaves Its Victim.
In the American Magazine appears
an article entitled "A Modern Opium
Eater," written by a former newspaper
man, who became a victim of the
habit and is now a convict In a peni
tentiary. The following extract from
his article gives an Idea of the amount
of money required by an opium eater:
"By this time the cost of opium had
become a vry appreciable and perma
nent expense. From a few pills at first
I Increased my allowance day by day
until it took thirty or forty 'fun' (a Chi
nese measure; there are seventy-sis
fun in an ounce) to give me the mental
relief I craved. The physical craving
the body's demand for itcan be satis
fied with approximately the same
amount each day. The mental craving
the mind's demand Increases dally.
What satisfies tonight is too little to
morrow, and so on. To feel even nor
mal I now needed three or four times
the half dozen pills which at first bad
given me such exquisite pleasure. To
get the exhilaration, the soothed nerves,
the contentment I craved, I, like each of
the millions before me, had to use more
and more each day.
"Thirty-six fun of opium at retail
costs, at an average, $3. A fifty cent
tip to my 'cook and a quarter for the
privilege of the room In which I smok
ed made my habit cost me about $4 a
day, which made a ghastly bole in even
the good salary I earned. I began to
buy my opium by the can, paying from
$25 to $30 for tins uveraglug 400 fun.
The elimination of the retailer's profit
helped temporarily, but the ever in
creasing demands of my hubit soon
overcame the saving."
Books Made by Slaves.
Some publishers In ancient Rome
could turn out books rapidly and
cheaply. A publisher of the Augus
tan era produced 1,000 copies of the
second book of Martial in ten hours,
and these, sold at about 12 cents
apiece, gave him a profit of 100 per
cent Thia was done by employing
slaves carefully trained to write swift
ly and legibly. Working in batches of
100, with an overseer dictating the
book in hand, the task wob completed
in a very short time. As soon as the
copies were written they were revised,
corrected, rolled up and bound, be
ing slaves, the ineu required only
maintenance from their master, and
thus be could afford to sell their pro
ductions at a very low rata
Insulted the Horse.
As an illustration of the veneration
with which the Argyll family was re
garded iu Roeeneatb parish years ago
Principal Storey, then minister of the
parish, used to relate that one of his
parishioners In detailing to the duke's
factor some grievances be laid sustain
ed from a neighbor udde' 'And. malr
than that, be bad the Impudence tae
strike me in the presence o' his grace's
horse." Westminster Gazette.
Harry Gesner, returned last Satur
day from a business trip to Honolulu.
C. D. Lufkln made a business trip
to Honolulu last week and returned to
Maui on the Monday boat.
Mrs. M. Grandson, wife of an era
plovee of the Puunene plantat'on, ar
rived in Wailuku this week for a visit
with her husband.
Mrs. George Larson, wife of George
Larson, is registered at the Wailuku
Hotel. She came to Maul to visit her
Pr. Osmers and Dan Carey are back
In Wailuku after an enjoyable two
months and a half trip to the main
land. They went as far east as Chi
cago. Both report having had a very
pleasant vacation. The two Wailuku
men returned on the Great Northern.
James Coke is quoted in a Honolu
lu newspaper as saying: "I agree
heartily with Mr. Roosevelt that he
will not dictate the policies or appoint
ments durnlg the coming administra
tion as he stated on the evening or
11. L. Freeman, representative of tho
Hone manufacturing company, and his
wife, are Ruests at the Wailuku Hotel.
Mrs. Freeman is a bride of only a few
weeks and this trip to the Hawaiian is
lands is in the nature of a honeymoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Courson of
Portland, Ore., are the guests of C. D.
LufUin, for a week or two. Mr. Cour
son Is a graduate agriculturist and
may locate on Maui permanently.
Both he and his wife are talented
musically -and would be a distinct ad
dition to the social life of this island,
If they dec!de to remain here.
N. P. Bush of San Francisco ar
rived m Wailuku on Saturday, after
severing his connection with the Mack
and Sauer Truck Company Service,
with which he had been connectea
for sometime. He intends to start a
general auto repair business In Wai
luku. He '.a temporally located at the
On the. Other Islands
The quitcta'm deed and title papers
for the Mahuka site have been receiv
ed by Raymer Sharp, acting collector
of customs, from Washington and will
be turned over to Castle & Cooke,
Ltd., purchasers of the property, as
soon as a draft on New York for
$475,000 is handed him. This will
probably be in two or three days as
Castle & Cooke will want some time
to look over the deed and title, ac
cording to Sharp.
Charles F. Lund, who for several
yenrs has been connected with H.
Hackfeld & Company in the tobacco
and liquordepartment, has purchased
the Imperial Bar from James E.
Thompson in Honolulu. Thompson
was ordered by the liquor commission
to close down his saloon for a per'od
of two months, at the end of which
time he should be permitted to trans
fer his license to anyone of whom tho
liquor commission approved.
Capt. Fred Jebson of the neutrality
violating steamers Maverick and
Mazatlan fame is alive in China and
may even now be on his way to Hono
lulu and San Francisco from the
Orient, according to the San Fran
cisco Chronicle of November 6, copies
of which reached this port on the
Cceanic liner Ventura Monday.
"The queen has not written the sec
retary of the navy nor has she had
anything to do with the project of
naming a battleship Hawaii," says
Tv.n a nnrninio nrnteee of her ma
jesty, referring to an Associated Press
despatch, emanating rrom wasum.
ton, D. C, to the effect that Liliuoka
lani' has written Secretary Daniels re-
,.ntir.cr that nno nf the new fighting
ships be named Hawaii. Dominis adds
that the queen does not imenu wip
ing to the secretary of the navy in this
matter. "Princess Kawanananoa
back of the project," he says.
Cooperation between Hawaii and the
cities of the Pacific Coast for the big
world trade that is developing is one
of the things that John S. Mitchell,
head of the Los Angeles Chamber of
Commerce, hopes to see as a result
of the trip which that body has made
to these islands.
A bill to give the Territory of Ha
waii actual home rule and the right
to choose its own Governor is one ofl
the first measures that will be Intro
duced in congress by Delegate Kuhio
when that body convenes again, ac
cording to a statement made by the
Delegate in an interview for The
WOMAN WANTS HER
CHILDREN BACK AGAIN
. Mary Ann Peters, who was convict
ed a year or so ago for conducting a
disorderly house, in what was known
as tho "beach house," which resulted
in a number of young men suddenly
leaving the territory, has applied to
the circuit court to be given charge
again of her two gill children, who
were placed in another home after her
conviction. She served a sentence of
six months and time Btitllcient to pay a
$300 fine. The two children, at the
time of the so-called Bcandal, were
little more than infants, but are now
nearing malurlty. The application will
be heard by Judge Kddings tomorrow.