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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1916.
THE MAUI NEVUS
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
Entered at the Post ODlce at Walluku, Maul, Hawaii, as second class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
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JAMES B. McSWANSON,
WILL J. COOPER,
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
: EDITOR AND MANGER
DECEMBER 1, 1916.
MAUI MADE GOOD
Like most men wlio do tilings worth while, Maui men of affairs
arc adverse to boasting of their accomplishments, as they are content
to let the results of their efforts stand, without words, as the intrinsic
signs of their labor. But the writer is merely a transient Maui resi
dent and experiences no feeling of modesty when he boasts of the
success the Maui County Fair committeemen have made.
Converted from a skeptic into a enthusiasts, he he feels that the
committeemen of the fair are entitled to greater words of congratula
tion than he is able to express. To this should be added at once the
explanation that the Maui County Fair is not the result of the effort
of the capitalists of this island. It was what is known as the "little
tellows" who made Maui make good.
Cooperation has not been not lacking from the "big fellows," but
it has been the cooperation of conversion. Although always ready to
extend a helping hand, the "big fellows" have found their aid unneeded,
their contributions unsolicited and their exhibits expected which was
just what was expected from every resident of the island. The fair
was capitalized on the credit of good faith, without one single dollar
donated from anyone, and today advance ticket sales indicate that the
Maui County Fair can pay "dollar for dollar."
Maui has often been wrongly referred to as the "tight little island,"
but, rightly, it should be called the American island. Its leaders have
the democratic, American way of "doing things," and doing them with
credit. Substracting individual effort, this is the main reason for the
fair's success. Dissension the dissension of honest difference of
opinion has been apparent at nearly every meeting of the fair com
miacemer, bui once the majority had voiced its belief the argued ques
,)! went into the discard lite a two spot spade in a four heart Hush
before the draw.
To borrow and paraphrase an expression from a Honolulu con
temporary, you woul dhave to take the Maui directory to learn who is
responsible for the fair, but every committeemen will acknowladge that
much of the credit for the the county show is due to efforts of Man
ager F. B. Cameron and Chairman R. A. Wadsworth. For the last
two months they have devoted almost their entire working time to the
fair, as have most of the other committeemen more recently.
With all the freedom of an "outsider," the writer voices the senti
ment of nearly every visitor to the fair today, when he says: "Maui
has made good."
AS ANSWER TO THE GOVERNOR
(by W. I. Wells)
Governor Pnikham's remarks on the food situation, as quoted in
your last issue, havn stated far less than half of the real question. As
usual, it is the stupid, ignorant farmer only who needs instruction. The
fact of the matter is that the military, with the food habits of the tem
perate yone.and its stereotyped methods of obtaining that food ; and the
consuming public, which follows the line of least resistance in obtaining
theirs, are in far greater need of expert instruction than the farmers is.
Here are a few of the things which these people must do before the
food end end ot" the preparedness question can begin to be settled:
1. Learn to eat island products sweet potatoes and taro instead
of Irish potatoes; corn and rice instead of wheat an oats; Island fruits
in Dlace of the imported arieties; and so on to the end.
2. Give up the Chinese vendor. Give up the dealer who insists
that tht mainland product is cheaper. Deal directly with' the farmer
t-'ther through a regenerated marketing division, or through some co
operative institution. And be willing to pay the farmer enough for
his products to enable him to make a decent living.
3. Begin now to demand these things earnestly and persistently,
and in such a way that the farmer will know that you mean business.
Give him assurance that the demand will be continuous, and that the
cheaper mainland articles will not be allowed to supplant the Island
4. Remember always that it is the citizen farmer that you want
to encourage. Any other kind will be a menace instead of a support
in time of trouble.
It will cost something to do these things. But if it pays to spend
$15,000,000 on a warship which must be sent to the scrapheap in five
years, it will certainly pay to furnish our island army with food. The
island farmers know what they can do better than any mainland-trained
expert can teach them. We are not wedded to our pineapples and cane.
We can furnish the islands with fanner products, fresh and canned.
Give us an assured and profitable market, and we will do our part.
AN ANSWER DUE
Some answer by responsible authority is due the College Club, to
the two-fold request it has made of the governor, the superintendent
of public instruction and the school commissioner, says the Star-Bulletin.
Superintendent Kinnev challenges the correctness of the College
Club's figures, the accuracy of its observation and the soundness of its
conclusions. He does this in the very brief statements he has so far
made. Both he and the governor announce they will make no extend
ed or detailed reply to the club's letter, contenting themselves now with
merely formal acknowledgment of its receipt.
The club's letter was temperately, courteously worded, and wheth
er it stated facts or stated inaccuracies, the letter should be given reply.
We take it that in declining to make any reply other than acknowledg
ment, the governor and Mr. Kinney are leaving the detailed answer to
the commissioners of education. Inasmuch as they are to meet soon
they will unquestionably discuss the letter and give reply.
The College Club's criticism bears not only on the normal school
and teaching system in the territory but on general territorial progress.
It cannot be dismissed with the brief statement that it is unfair and
LONDON, November 25 The provisional government of Greece,
which is supporting Venizclos, has formally declared war on Bulgaria.
The Allies have again delivered an ultimatum to King Constantine de
manding the immediate delivery of all arms and stores.
It is raining hard on the Sommc and there is no fighting activity.
German destroyers attempted to approach the English coast, near
Downs, but were sighted by the navy patrol, which fired twelve shots
at them. One shell took effect and the German ships destroyers fled.
Rumanians at a'lachia have been extricated, but mil'ions of
hundred weight of cerials were destroyed.
Rumania is being invaded by Teutons on three sides. They cross
ed the Danube near Zimitza, eleven miles southwest of Bucharest and
drove Rumanians south of Rothenthurm Pass.
BUCHAREST, November 25 The Germans were halted after
crossing Danube, which was effected at Islacz and Zimitza.
BERLIN, November 25 Russian and Rumanian attacks in Gy
crgye mountains were repulsed with heavy losses.
Germany contradicts assertion that sinking of Britanic hospital
ship was a barbous attack, and declares that the ship was not sunk by a
The Germans bombarded Ramsgate on English coast on Thursday
night and Friday morning and sunk one British patrol ship.
NEW YORK, November 25 The Army won the annual football
game from the navy today, with a score of fifteen to seven.
Yale won from Harvard with a six to three score.
Wisconsin and Illinois played a tie game, neither team scoring.
Ohio, by beating the Northwestern twenty-three to three, won
NEW YORK, November 25 Andrew Carnegie will soon celebrate
his eighty-first birthday. .
JUAREZ, November 25 Villa renewed his attack against Chi
huahua this morning with machine guns.
Late reports say Villa was repulsed.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 25 Four are dead and several
missinir. on account of launch of the U. S. supply ship Glacier being
swept under the paddles of the river boat Apache.
HONOLULU, November 25 The woman who was cliargeci oy
Pastor McWay with conducting a disorderly house was found guilty,
but her sentence was suspended.
by pretending to retreat. He divided his force, and as soon as a column
of pursuing Carranza passed, Villa, at head of a large body, rushed
to the attack and cut off his opponents.
ATLANTIC CITY. November 25 Secretary Lane thinks that
Carranza is the strongest man in Mexico and should be given an opport
unity to restore order in that country.
LONDON, November to ine Germans are accuseu ui uciiuiun6
200 young women.
OAk'TAND November 25 The ashes of the late lack jonaon
are today to be scattered over the land he loved at Glen Ellen, below
the ruins of "Big House." .Private tunerai services were new ycsieiuay.
NEW YORK, November 25 Safe deposit vault custodian
Arthur C. Daggert has been discovered with $60,000 worth of jewcl
ery in his possession, which belong to Mrs. Harriman. He confessed
the theft of the jewels.
The Republican National Committee faces deficit of $21,144. I he
total spent on Charles Hughes campaign was $2,441,565.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 25 Duke's twenty-five yard
record made July 16 in Sultro Baths was broken today by Norman
Ross of Santford University. His time was 2 minutes, 21 seconds.
Duke's time was 2 :26 2-5.
PARIS, November 25 Bulgars and Germans have been routed
north of Schodel.
ROME, November 25 Reports reaching here state that the Dan
bue has been swept by a big flood and all bridges washed out.
The population in Dobrudja is threatened by famine.
WASHINGTON, November 24 James L. Coke of Honolulu
Hawxhurst has filed a suit for $7,000 against the First Bank of
Hilo. . . .
James Coke will qualify as circuit judge after January 1st, it is
believed here. . ...
Tateishi's, who is accused of murdering the mate of the Maui, lite
still hangs in the balance, as the jury which heard the case has yet
tailed to reach a verdict. . . .
The public utility commission has extended the time to the Kaput
Transit to move its track in certain portions of Waikiki for thirty days.
Assistant County Attorney Garden insists formal notice be given the
company. . . 0
Reports have been received here that J. P. Cooke is ill in ban
Francisco. It is unconfirmed by the Alexander-Baldwin firm. .
HONOLULU, November 25 The Tateshi jury was out all last
night and failed to reach a verdict.
There will be a meeting of the public utility commissioners and
Rapid Transit officials this afternoon.
JAUREZ, November 25 Villa laid a trap for General Trevino,
was today appointed by President Wilson as third judge of the circuit
court, first circuit Hawaii. He will take the judgeship made vacant
by the resignation of Judge Stuart.
"Jim' as the new judge is known to hundreds of Maui people,
was a resident of this island for elevent years, during which he served
as prosecuting attorney. News of his appointment, received late yester
day afternoon, was heard with general approval and pleasure by all
his many Maui friends.
HONOLULU, November 2A It is reported that the Inter-Island
will increase the wages of its sailors twenty-five cents a day. Super
intendent Gedge refuses to deny or affirm the report.
MILAN, ITALY, November 2-1 According to a press dispatch
received here the British captured a Teuton submarine and landed
thirteen of the crew.
PARIS, November 24 The Entente is progressing east of Mon
astic The Italians have reached Nijidole.
On the Somme there is heavy bombardment on both sides, and
there were forty aerial fights, in which five German machines were destroyed.
Cars leave Market street,
Wailuku, daily, about noon.
Leave Lahaina, 8:00 A. M.
Good Comforable Cars
Uchida Auto Stand
Phone 1772 Wailuku
General Auto Repairiug
JAMES N. L. FA U FATA
U. S. License Engineer
General Repairing to Gasoline
Engines, Generators, Batteries,
The First National Bank
That zvill delight recipients
large or small.
Await your holiday order
Bishop Street Honolulu
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Maui will open bids on Fri
day the 8th day of December, 1916,
at 2:00 P. M. for the construction of
a sand fill at Ukumehame, Laha'na
District, County of Maul, according to
plans and specifications now on file
in the office of the County Engineer,
Wailuku. Copies and plans and
specifications and blank form of tend
er may be obtained from the County
Engineer upon application and the
deposit of $5.00.
The Board of Supervisors specifi
cally reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
By Order of the Board of Supervis
ors for and within the County of
Wm. FRED KAAE
County Clerk, County of Maui.
(Nov. 24, Dec. 1.)
There is no more appropriate
for HIM or HER, than a
Send in your order at once.
We sell supplies of every sort
and make a specialty of dev
eloping and printing.
Honolulu Photo Supply
Fort Street HONOLULU
ALOHA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHTS
Regular meetings 'will be held at
the Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailu
ku, on the second Saturday and fourth
Friday of each month.
All visiting members are cordially
invited to attend.
A. O. MARTINSEN, C. C.
P. A. LTJFKIN, IC R. & S.
LODGE MAUI, NO. 984, A. F. A A. M.
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahulul, on the first
Saturday night of each month at 7:30
ViBitlng brethren are cordially In
vited to attend.
C. C. CAMPBELL., R. W. M.
W. A. ROBBINS, Secretary.
and we have a complete
line to select from of
Christmas Cards, Fine
Leather Goods, Chil
Pottery Construction Toys
also an unusual line of Writing
Paper and Corre?pondence Cards,
put up in attractive Ciift Boxes.
All orders instructed to us
will receive prompt and care
ful attention. For goods not in
stock we will try elsewhere
to complete orders.
AUTO FOR HIRE,
Comfortable and stylish 1914 Cadillac
7-Seater. at your service. Rates
.easonabla. Ring up
NUNES, Pala : : Tel. 205
WHITE LACE BOOTS
in Reignskin and Buck
SPORT BOOTS and OX
FORDS in Canvas and Buckskins
Mail Orders Given
FOR CAKE MAKING