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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
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Entered at the Tort onice at Wailuku. Maui, Hawaii, as second-d irs matter.
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EDITOR AND MANAGER
DECEMBER 15, 1916.
LETS HAVE A PERM. I NEXT FAIR GROUXD
That tin: Maui County Fair will 1 c an annual event is now accepted
as a matter of course. And this fact is a reminder that more adequate
facilities must he provided for future fairs. It will be impossible to
thing of holding another fair in the base hall park, which has already
proven too small. The matter is already being discussed seriously and
tentative plans for a permanent fair grounds proposed.
The suggestion made is that a site of sufficient size be acquired
in the sand hills between Wailuku and Kahului; a road cut through to
make it accessahle from both directions, and that suitable buildings and
grounds be laid out on a scale that will be adequate for years to come.
The idea goes further than the making of an ordinary conventional
fair ground. Rather it calls for a public park or assembly ground
that may be used by the people of Maui throughout the year. Perm
anent buildings suitable for sheltering exhibits could be of such char
acter that they might at other times be used for general gatherings,
dances, etc. A race track is suggested and possibly a polo field laid
out. The grounds should provide a base ball diamond, ;md should
provide a drill ground or camp site for the national guard. It would'
be well, it is pointed out, to have these grounds laid out and buildings,
trees and other permanent features located by an expert landscape
The idea seems a most practical and timely one. Whatever is
done for next year must be taken up soon, particularly as the idea
.-eems to be general that the fair should be held earlier in ti.e season
in order to incur less danger of interference from bad weather.
Probably the proper first steps to be taken would be the. fomation
of a fair association, to be incorporated and the stock sold in small
denominations to the public generally. Such an association is the
one which now has the management of the annual carnival in Ho
nolulu, and is the method by which such public undertakings are
now generally handled. Of course, judging from the financial suc
cess of the first fair, it is probable that the stockholders would
never be called upon to pay for their stock, their province being
rather that of sureties for the enterprise.
GERMANY'S PEACE PROFFER
Notwithstanding Germany's peace proposal it is not likely that the
war will end yet for many weary months. The Allies' attitude towards
the proposition is doubtless fairly reflected by the first utterances of
the British press, which are described as sarcastic. It does not seem
that cither side in the titanic struggle is anyways near exhaustion, and
certainly neither has made much progress towards the attainment' of the
aspirations which brought about the conflict. The Entente powers will
probably reject the German conditions for peace as impossible, and
Germany, having made her appeal to public opinion to stop the slaught
er, and in this wise absolved herself of blame for further bloodshed,
will likely resume the struggle with renewed energy and fury.
Britain has repeatedly declared that peace can only come with the
breaking down of the Prussian military machine, and certainly the ac
complishment of this is not in sight. At the same time it seems likely
that the world may sicken ofthe awful orgie of blood before either side
is really beaten, and be able to force a truce which will lead to a peace
such as will preserve the dignity of al nations involved.
But while the war is thus not likely to be ended in the near future,
the outlook does seem a little brighter from the fact that the powers
are for the first time really thinking something about peace, and it may
therefore be that the present year will not go out without some promise
for a way out of the horrors which have overwhelmed the world for
the past two years.
A MATTER OF LOCAL PRIDE
In the line of industrial preparedness Maui is about to make a valu
able contribution in the manufacture of a high grade of portland
cement. Thousands of tons of this product are used in the Territory
annually, and the demand is steadily increasing. At the present time
construction in many lines is being delayed because of inability of
steamship companies to make deliveries promptly. This demand
promises to be relieved in some measure through the enterprise of the
Maui Agricultural Company which is building an extensive cement
plant at Paia.
Although the feasibility of making a good quality of cement from
island products was apparently demonstrated on Oahu nine or ten
years ago, it remained for Maui brains and capital to put it to a practic
al test. That it will be fully successful seems unquestioned.
PERHAPS WE DON'T NEED IT
Territorial Veterinarian Norgaard states that an effort is likely
to be made in the next legislature to have the inspection of dairy cattle
stopped. We hope the Doctor is mistaken Hawaii is generally pro
gressive, but any such move as he indicates would be to put us on the
backward course. What we need, is more diligent inspection and test
ing of milk cows. Menacing the lives of babies in order that unscrup
ulous or ignorant dairymen may make money by selling milk from
tubercular cows, is something this Territory should never stand for.
Think of your own children and then sit down and write what you think
of such a criminal proposition to the legislators in your district.
CAN WE AFFORD THE LUXURY?
The one-cent letter postage bill now before the Congress seeks to
attain its object by piling the load upon newspapers and magazines. If
the plan proposed becomes a law we shall have one cent postage for
our letters instead of two cents but we shall pay six cents per pound
for newspapers and magazines coming to the Islands. The new bill
bxes newspaper rates according to zones, as in case of 'parcel post
matter. It is probable that such a law will have the effect of raising the
subscription price on all publications, since a magazine weighing a
lound would require six cents postage to carry it across the continent
or to Hawaii, instead of one cent as at present. ,
Gasoline Cost To
Be Greatly Reduced
(isvernment fhemirt's New Process
Passes Every Test Includes Dis
covery Of German Dye Secrets
WASHINGTON, December 9 Aflor
twenty months of careful testing out of
the process discovered by Dr. Waller
F. Rittman, of the bureau of minrs in
the department of the interior, where
by petroleum refineries will be enabl
ed to extract two hundred per cent
more gasoline from crude petroleum
than under the present niethode of re
fining, it was announced at the bureau
yesterday that the process is a pract
ical and a commercial success.
The announcement of the bureau of
mines in March of last year that such
a process had been evolved by one of
the se'entists of the bureau staff was
hailed as something of the very high
est importance, both from an industri
al and a military staindpoint. The dis
covery includes a process whereby
from crude petroleum it is possible to
produce tuluol and benzol, the bases of
aniline dyes, on a large scale and
cheaply. Heretofore the method of
extracting these bases from crude
petroleum has been one of the most
closely guarded of German trade
The process whereby the gasoline
output may be trebled will solve the
question of motor transportation on a
large scale and the whole problem of
the fuel supply for gasoline run mach:
The experiments on a commercial
scale which have been carried out
have been conducted with the use it
Another announcement yesterday by
the bureau of ni'nes is that radium to
the value of a million dollars has been
produced at a cost of extraction from
the pitchblende ore of only $340,000,
through the co-operation of the produc
ers of the ore and the National Radium
Institute. The greater part of the rad
ium so produced will go to the various
hospitals throughout the Union.
The controversy of the College Club with the Department of Public
Instruction and the Governor, which has been raging for several weeks,
is a matter of very general interest because the school of a com
munity touch the people more directly than almost any other institution.
If we understand the matter correctly, the ladies of the College Club
have suggested that mainland teachers should be accorded equal con
sideration in matter of appointment and renumeration with our normal
school trained teachers; and also that the federal department of educa
tion be invited to make a scientific survey of our educational system.
Just why the administration should take exception to the: e requests
is not clear. In fact it would seem that both suggestioi s are most
reasonable and timely unless, indeed, we are so self-satisfied as to
be" convinced that we have nothing more to learn from the rest of the
world in matters educational.
Forester Elect Officers
For Coming Period
On Thursday night, the seventh
instant, at a meeting held in the Moose
Hall at Kahului, a large number of
members of Court Valley Island No.
9239 of Ancient Order of Foresters
elected officers for the ensuing semi
annual term. These will be Installed
at the first regular meeting on Janu
ary fourth, 1917 as follows: A. Enos,
chief ranger; Steven Lake, sub-chief
ranger; Carl F. N. Rose (reelected),
financial secretary; M. J. Moura (re
elected), treasurer; John E. Garcia
(reelected, recording secretary; John
J. Karn'oka and John C. Martins,
Senior and Junior Woodwards, respect
ively; Antone Morris and Russel New
ton, Senior and Junior Beadles, res
pectively; Joaquin Garcia, Frank Me-
deiros (reelected) and A. J. Fernandez,
trustees; Pedro E. Pereira, Steven
Lake and Joe Oliveira, Jr., auditors.
The above oliicers will hold office
till June 30, 1917 when a new election
will take place.
It is reported that despite the re
strictions as to health, civil and moral
character to qualify, the membership
of this order, in which nearly all the
different races in the islands are
represented, is increasing very rapidly.
Weekly Market Letter
Island eggs are coming into the
market more plentifully, and the price
dropped during the week about 5c a
dozen. If the receipts of Island eggs
continue to get better, it is possible
that the retail price of eggs will much
lower by Christmas. There is a good
demand for poultry, as usual. Consum
ers wanting Inland turkey for Christ
mas had better order early, as the
supply will very likely be limited.
The new crop of Maui beans is Just
beginning to come in. All those who
were fortunate enough to plant .beans
this year, will receive good returns for
their labor. There is a good demand
tor the red and calico beans, but the
small whites are stilt in greatest de
mand. It is expected that a largo part
of this year's crop will be shipped to
the mainland, where better prices can
This has been the best year for
cabbage growers for some time. Cab-
Dage nas Drought lrom two to four
cents a pound throughout the year,
and is now selling for two and two
and one half cents.
There are no Island Irish potatoes
in the market at the present time. Ka
uai sweet potaoes are again in the
market, and a great many people are
using them exclusively, as they are,
without a doubt, the best Bweet potato
raised in the Islands.
The market Is overstocked with
limes, and the price is likely to drop
to fifty cents a hundred before long.
Nothing but the best limes should be
sent to the market at this tfie.
The selling prices of roselles, so far
this year, have been very discourag
'ng; although the selling price to the
consumer has been lowered to the
actual cost of production, very small
quantities could be moved. The local
jam and jelly factories will not handle
product, claiming that they are unable
to dispose of the jams and jellies.
After the rosello has been on the
market a while longer, it is possible
thai they will get the recognition
which it would seem they deserve.
There is a shortage of Island meat at
the present, and a great many of the
butchers in the. fish market are using
cold storage meat from the mainland.
This condition is likely to remain un
changed for two or three months, at
There was no change in the prices
of dressed meats and hides, during the
week. Feed prices are still on the in
crease. . A. T. LONGLEY.
Honolulu, December 11, 1916.
Foss Gets Contract
For Ukumehame Fill
A contract for making a fill across
the Ukumehame flats, for the relocate
ed Lahainu road, was let by the board
of supervisors last week to J. C. Foss,
Jr. at his bid of $3,912, time eighty
days. The only other tender was that
of the Hugh Howell Engineering Com
pany, for $4,650, time ninety days.
s CASH :
in ordering shoes from cur large
winter stock. Footwear will be
scud on approval, if you have
established an account Tt ilh us. It
will be well to do so no?.'.
Il'c have a large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
26$ Market Street, San Trancisc, California.
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER
January, 1917 February, 1917
l.urline 104 Dec. 5
Wilhelmina 90 Dec. 13
Manoa , 37 Dec. 19
Matsonia 39 Dec. 27
Lurline 105 Jan. 2
Wilhelmina 91 Jan. 10
Manoa 38 Jan. 16
Matsonia 40 Jan. 24
Lurline 10G Jan. 30
Wilhelmina 92 Feb. 7
Manoa 39 Feb. 13
Matsonia 41 Feb. 21
Lurline 107 Feb. 27
Arrive Leave Arrive
Honolulu Honolulu 8. F.
Dec. 12 Dec. 19 Dec. 26
Dec. 19 Dec. 27 Jan. 2
Dec. 26 Jan. 2 Jan. 9
Jan. 2 Jan. 10 Jan. 16
Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 23
Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30
Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 6
Jan. 30 Feb. 7 Feb. 13
Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20
Feb. 13 Feb. 21 , Feb. 27
Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6
Feb. 27 Mar. 7 Mar. 13
Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20
To the splendid and generous co-operation of the press of the
Territory, Maui owes and acknowledges a deep debt. Particularly is
this true of the papers of Honolulu. No event on Maui was ever so
well advertised, and no advertising ever brought us better results. That
we delivered the goods is a matter of local gratification, but our success
would have been very much less had our efforts not been so well second
ed. The Maui News is certain that it voices the sentiment of every
member of the fair committee in thus expressing its appreciation.
A soldier was shot on Thanksgiving Day at Schoficld Barracks.
An officer is under arrest and confirmed to his quarters, charged with
the shooting. The news of the occurance has jut leaked out. Doubt
less the army department considered it none of the public's business.
OFFERS HIS SERVICES
William J. Coelho, former senator
from Maul, now an employe of the
land ofllce, has offered his service to
the .Oahu members of the legislature
for their preliminary conferences. He
says lie is willing to serve without
pay. Coelho is also an applicant for
the position of clerk of the senate.
Honolulu and Hihv
PORTS OF CALL.
S. S. Matsonia
8. 8. Wilhelmina
8. S. Manna
b o Ti.-iin., f To-Honolulu and Kabul at.
S. S. Lurline Carries Livestock to Honolulu and Kahului.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICL.
Uime UableJCahului Slailrcad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Tunday)
The following schedule went into effect June 4th '913.
5 33 3 3
5 3 3 H
5 3 3 17
5 i3 o7
5 9 3 05
5 oo2 55
1 25 8 43
L.. Haiku ..A
6 40 8 5" 1 3"1
) iv;t 4o3 45
1 42 3 47!
' 52 3 57
' 53 3 58
2 05 4 10
2 07 4 12
2 144 19
2 15 4 20
2 23U 28
2 25(4 3
2 34 35
Passenger Passenger Distaact
M AM WiltS
2 50 6 00 .0
3 00 6 10 2.5
Passing:! ! Putenger
Re-Registration of Automobiles
The Sheriff's office will be open for
the re-registration of automobiles and
auto-trucks beginning Monday. Dec
ember 18, between the hours of 8:30
a. in. and 5 p. m.
The law provides that all automob
iles and auto-trucks in the county shall
be registered or re-registered each
year between the dates of December
15 and December 31.
The oilice will be open on Sundays
to accommodate those owners not able
to call 011 week davs.
(Dec. 15, 22, 29.)
Smallest Baby Grand In The World
It occupies no more space, than an upright piano and has all the
depth of tone of the Concert Grand. A fine assortment of pianos and
player pianos now on display at our temporary quarters opposite the
Knabe Piano Representative. Jack Bergstrom.
VICTOR, V1CTROEAS, UKULELES, SHEET MUSIC, ETC.
(Dec. 15 Jan. 15.)
1. All trains daily except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sundays,
at 5:30 a. m., arriving at Kahului at 6:E a. in., and iuunectln wlU
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
3. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will I carried free
of charge on each whole- ticket, and 70 pounds on each l..i!f ticket, nail
baggage is iu charge of and on the same train as the hol.U'i of the ticket
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will U
For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenrc r TarltT I. C. O.
No. 8. or Inquire at any of the Depots.
CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS FOk FACTORY
AND IRRIGATION WORK.
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.