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LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
per lb. per ton
Today's quotation 4.70 $94.00
Last previous price. .. . 4.89 $97.80
From Coast: Sonoma, 5; Lurline, G.
For Coast: U. S. T. Sheridan, 4;
Shinyo Maru, 6; Matsonla, 7.
From Orient: Slvnyo Maru, Klyo
For Australia: Sonoma. 5.
WAILUKU, MAUI" CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1917.
Committee Considers Plan To Organ
ize Popular Stock Company Other
Meetings To De Held Soon
The special commute appointed
some ten days ago to consider plana
for the next Maul county fair, held a
meet'ng In Knhulut last Monday and
discussed various phases of the mat
ter at considerable length. The com
mittee is composed of J. J. Walsh,
chairman. F. G. Krauss, H. W. Rice,
and J. Garcia, and all were present.
The committee believes that a per
manent organizat'on should be formed
to be incorporated with $10,000 cap
ital to start with, the shares to be $1
each In order to interest as many
Maul portions as possible In the en
terprise. "The Mau County Fair
Association," was suggested as the
most appropriate-nnme for the organ
ization, and D. H. Case was instructed
to prepare Incorporation papers sub
ject to approval of the general com
mittee. If the plan of the committee are
adopted the association which will
handle future fairs on Maui will be
managed by a president, vice-pres'r
dent treasurer, and three other direc
tors.' r.esldes this a paid manager is
The commute will hold another
meeting or more to consider other
phases oC the work before reporting
back to the general committee.
Brings Action Against Him In Circuit
Court Claims Magistrate Is Not
Qualified Hearing Next Week
Through a quo warrant proceed
ing filed on Monday in the Second Cir
cuit court, Attorney Eugene Murphy
calls upon that tribunal to ascertain
by what right W. A. McKay is hold
ing down the job of first district mag
istrate of Walluku. The document
also goes further and demands that
McKay be ousted from his place on
the ground that he does not hold a
license to pratice law In the district
courts of the territory. The matter
will come up for hearing before
Judge Edings, it is understood, on next
In opening his complain Murphy
calls attention to the fact that a dis
trict magistrate must be a citizen of
the United States, as well as a licens
ed practitioner in the district court,
but he does not press this point in his
affidavit. Murphy claims that McKay
has not kept up his license to practice
by paying the required fee each two
years, and that thereby he is not quali
fied to hold the commission of district
Choral Club Makes
Pinafore A Success
Jolly Old Opera Draws Full House
And Delights Everybody Best
Work Yet Done By Organization
Some 40 years ago audiences began
laughing at the broad Duriesque ana
keen satire of the jolly crew and
guests of the good chip Pinafore.
They have kept it up pretty stead'ly
ever since, but It is tioubtrui u me
old favorite ever elicited more unadul
terated joy than it did last Saturday
night at tho Pa'a Community House,
On this particular occasion the gal
lant craft was numed by a company
recuited from the able members of
the Maui Choral Club. And what
may have lacked in nautical know
ledge didn't interfere a wh't with the
voyage, for the between 300 and 400
Maui folk who braved a kona down
pour to make the trip enjoyed every
minute of it to the utmost.
Pinafore is the third opera which
the Choral Club has attempted, and
in the opinion of many it was the best
Certain it is that tho amateurs have
profited by their former stage experi
ence, and entered into their work with
a confidence that insured a smooth
Parts Well Taken
The parts were especially well hand
led under the able direction of H. W.
Baldwin, who has been largely respon
sible for the success and rapid pro
gress which the Choral Club bad nude.
Besides his posts as d'rector an4 stage
manager, Mr. Baldwin took the part
of "Capt, Corcoran", and he made as
big a success in his acting rjj be1 did
in his singing of the various important
solo parts. t .
Sharing honors with Mr. Baldwin
were Mrs. H. A. Baldwin, Mrs. Louise
C. Jones, 11. D. Slogged, and David
Rattray. Mrs. Baldwin look the part
of "Little Buttercup," and she did It
Seeks To Join Fair
Committee Named To Try To Effect
Consolidation On Kahului Grounds
Shall the Maul county fair be con
solidated with the Maui Racing Asso
ciaiton? The racing nssoc'ation pro
pounded this query at its annual
meeting held last Friday night, and
answered it In tire affirmative.
Furthermore the racing association
appointed a committee, consisting of
J. J. Walnh, II. B. Penhallow, and Dr.
J. C. Fitzgerald, to confer with the
fair committee with a view to arrang
ing such consolidation. The race
committee was instructed to arrange
with the fair people to hold tholr fut
ure fairs rn Kahului and in connection
with the annual races of the associa
tion. Wiil Hold Ball A3 Usual
The executive committee was in
structed to make plans for holding
the annual rac'ng association ball as
usual. The date of this event was not
set, but it will occur shortly after
Easter, which falls this year on the
Owing to the fact that L. von Temps-
ky will be away on the mainland
most of this year, he was not re-elected
to a place tin the directorate, W.
L. West be'ng elected in his place.
Otherwise the same officers were el
ected as of last year, as follows: C.
D. Lufkln, president; D. H. Case, vice
president; W. F. Crockett, secretary
treasurer; A. McPhee, H. G. Field, and
W. L. west, executive committee.
Clerk Getting Register
Ready For Elections
A total of 126 dames of persons
dead or removed from jhe county, has
been published by County Clerk Kaae,
and these names are to be erased from
the county register voters unless it
's shown that error has been made.
This is in preparation for the coming
primary and general elections, the
first of which takes place on April 7,
and the second on May 8, for the elec
tion of county officials. The register
will be closed for the primaries on
"LITTLE M ELBA',' MAY
SING ON MAUI
Peggy Center ,the talented young
protegee of Madam Melba, who re
cently returned from Australia where
she studied under the direction of the
famous singer, and who recently was
given an ovation in Honolulu on the
occasion of her first public concert,
is considering giving a concert on
Maui in the future. Friends of the
young artist are trying to make arran
gements for the affair. Miss Center,
who was born on Maui, should receive
a warm welcome should she decide
Reform School Boys
Will See Carnival
Released For Week On Their Honor
Boy Scouts Will Look After Those
Who Have No Homes In City
HONOLULU, Jan. 24. Boys from
Maui and Molokal who are now in
mates of the Boy's Industrial School
on Oahu are to be released on their
honor during the week of the Carni
val in Honolulu from February 19 to
February 24, according to the plans of
Frederick Anderson, the school sup
lntendent. The boys from this Island
have not been particulary picked out
for this favor, as practically every
boy in the school is to be given the
But it was the problem of housing
and feeding the boys from Hawaii,
Maui, Molokal and Kauai that present
ed the first difficulty, when the school
superintendent decided to make the
experiment of releasing the boys for
the week. It was easy enough to find
quarters for the boys whose parents
live in Honolulu, as they are to be
permitted to spend the night at their
homes, but there was no such easy
solution regarding the boys from the
outside islands, who number about
seventy in the school.
Superintendent Anderson discussed
the matter with Alexander Hume Ford
who is anxious to have the aid and co
operation of the boys for the Pan
Pacific parade on the opening day of
tho Carnival. Ford immediately sug
gested a solution which has met with
the approval of the school authorities.
Tho boys are to be housed in the quart
ers of the Honolulu Boy Scouts and in
the Y. M. C. A.
The Trail and Mountain Club of
Honolulu will supply mattresses and
cots for the boys who sleep in the Boy
Scouts' quarters, which will accomo
date about thirty. The other forty
boys will sleep on the gymnasium mats
in the V. M. C. A. Food will be sup-
CAN U. S. NOW AVERT
BREAK WITH GERMANY?
Greatest Crisis Since War Began Caused By Ger
many's Announced Submarine Policy Panic
In Stocks Sugar Securities Sag Commerce
Evidently reflecting the panic In
due to Germany s announced determt
to the limit, Hawaiian securities sag
most all sugar stocks dropped off sev
elumped from GO to 46, and Pioneer
lost in lesser degree. Miscellaneous
which advanced a dollar) all were
dropped $1; Montana Bingham lost 9
WASHINGTON, February 1 Administration is amazed at Ger
many's move. Piemstorff presented note to Lansing which declares a
blockade of British coast against all shipping with exception that one
American passenger ship each week may travel through blockade. Plan
is to starve Britain into an early peace. President Wilson studied the
note alone during the evening. I3erlin dispatch detailing note says cargo
of that one American steamer must be guaranteed by this government
not to contain contraband, and schedule must be arranged for vessel
to arrive at Falmouth on Sundays and leave Wednesdays.
WASHINGTON, February 1 All official information withheld.
Indications in official quarters that communication has actually been
eent or about to be sent to Germany. View is persistent that severance
of diplomatic relations will be next step if Germany persists in break
ing pledges. Lansing told press correspondents nothing will be given
out and refused to answer questions. Spent morning working on some
thing for President.
BERLIN, February 1 Following announcement of submarine
varfare, official announcement is made here that Germany is prepared
for rupture of relations with America but stands ready to take up in
friendly spirit issues which may arise as result of blockade. Kernel of
message is that from February 1 within barred zone around Britain,
France and Italy, and eastern Mediterranean, all sea traffic will be op
posed. Move is credited to von Hindenburg.
LONDON, February 1 German declaration caused a profound
sensation in England. Interest centers on policy neutral states will adopt.
Decision of United Slates waited with intense interest, recognizing its
influence on others as most important factor. Reason to believe inner
cicles of Ententes were aware of what was coming and have considered
measures to be taken. .
HONOLULU, February 2 Harbor board approves bills of expert
engineers on piers, amounting to $3600.
Court refuses to dismiss Wilder cases.
LON DON, February 2 Prussianism grown mad, summarizes com
ments here. Morning Post says "Wilson's peace prayer has been
answered by most truculent declaration since time of Genhis Khan. We
rest assured American honor is safe in hands of Americans."
Holland announces all sailings have been forbidden for the time
being. Mails between Bergen and England stopped.
NEW CASTLE, February 2 Sailings suspended pending devel
opments. Sweden fears forced short rations.
Americican embassy at Paris has cabled for instructions regarding
2500 Americans there who are compelled to go home on business.
RIO DE JANEIRO, February 2 Reports British cruiser Amthyst
and other light cruisers have sunk Teuton raider. Believed to have
been the Vineta.
TOKIO, February 2 Explosion of munitions in Yokohama harbor
killed or wounded one hundred.
NEW YORK, February 2 Hughes pleads for nation to back up
Wilson. No time for fault finding, he says.
WASHINGTON, February 2 Immigration bill passed House
over President's veto 285 to 106.
LONDON, February 2 Capt. Hans Bochm removed from Dutch
steamer at Falmouth. Was traveling under the assumed name of T rash
er. " Officials declare German officer admits he went to America as a
OLYMPIA, February 2 Olefson, chairman state insururance com
mission was shot and killed by a dissatisfied claimant.
LONDON, February 2 Official announcement Britain will retali
ate if Teutons sink hospital ships.
SAN DIEGO, February 2 Sixteen gigantic aeroplanes to form
portion of equipment for Honolulu. Wings measure seventy feet.
Motors four hundred h. p. Speed, seventy-five per hour. Carry fuel
for four hundred miles.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 96 degrees....
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company ,
Pioneer Mill Company ,
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company.
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company...
L'ngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hllo Railway (7 per cent Pfd.)
Hilo Railway' (Common)
Montana Bingham '.
the stock markets of the mainland.
notion to push her submarine warfare
god badly yesterday and today. Al-
eral points. Hawaiian Commercial
from 39 to 30. Other sugar stocks
shares (with exception of Brewery,
bumped heavily. Engel3 Copper
points; Madeira Gold' slumped 5
M. February 2, 1917.
Changes In Banks
Caused By New Law
Three Assistants Now Full Cashiers
C. H. Cooke Retains Interests
But Cannot De On Directorate
On account of the federal law again
st "inter-locking directorates," which
wont, into effect last November, under
which a director in a corporation of
$5,000,000 or more capital may not Fit
on boards of national banks, Clarence
H. Cooke, president of the Bank of
Hawaii, no longer holds the place of
president of the Three Maui hanks in
which he Is financially interested. In
fact he has not hold these positions
since the law wont into effect, but
this was not generally known until
the annual election of officers which
took place last Saturday. Mr. Cooke,
however still retains his interest in
(lie local banks as heretofore, though
his name no longer appears in con
nection with them.
A number of changes have results
In the bank' personnels on this ac
count. C. D. Lufkln, who has here
tofore been cashier of the First Nat
ional Bank of Walluku, tin) First Nat
ional Bank of Paia, and the Lahnina
National Bank, becomes vice-president
and manager of each of the Institu
tions. R. A. Wadsworth takes Mr.
Cooke's place as president. J. Garcia,
has been promoted from assistant
cashier to cashier of the Wa'luku
bank, Frank A. Lufkin, teller, succeed
ing him. F. N. Lufkin becomes a
director of this bank.
F. N. Lufkin alos becomes cashier
Instead of assistant cashier of the
Lahaina bank, while J. Garcia Is a
director. In like manner W. O. Aiken
becomes cashier of the Paia bank, of
which Mr. Garc'ti is also a director.
To Take Patients'
Families To Kula
Dr. Durney Would Prevent Tubercu
losis Convalescents Leaving To Soon
Wants Small Homesteads
In order to relieve the burden of
maintaining their families, which so
often militates against a complete cure
Dr. C. P. Durney, superintendent of
the Kula Sanitarium hopes to have
the coming legislature make provi
sion whereby lot of small homesteads
may bo opened in Kula in the vicinity
of the Institution. It is Dr. Dr. Dur-
ney's idea that small cottages and a
few acres of ground should be at the
disposal of the sanitarium in which
It could Install families of convales
cent patients, and where they could
live comfortably and grow a portion
of their living from the land.
As it is at present, many of the pat
ients who are on the road to recovery
Insist on leaving before they should
because of the demands of dependent
relatives, and too often a relapse oc
curs which costs them their lives.
Library Books Sent
Anywhere In Hawaii
Library Of Hawaii Now Aims To
Reach Everyone Books To Kid
way No Charge Made
How many people in Honolulu know
that the Island Department of the
Library of Hawaii has 160 traveling
library stations located at isolated
points on all islands? How many
people know that these 160 stations
are kept supplied with books of all
descriptions, such as fiction, history,
science, literature, philosophy and re
ligion? This, however, is only one of the
many departments of the library, and
only one of the many ways that the
library has to help, not only in educa
tion, but in stimulating interest and
supplying material to keep the inter
est alive in a thousand subjects.
The traveling library department of
the library has been in operation for
only a few years but so great Is the
demand for books that the department
is unable to meet the ever-growing de
mand. Any person living In a portion of the
Territory where he is not near a
library may have the use of the travel
ing library. All he has to do is to
make application for books, 'and full
information will be sent him as to
how the books can be obtained. They
do not cost anything.
One of the most attractive features
of the system is the section called
home libraries. By means of this ar
rangement boxes of books are sent to
honii'8 for use of the entire family.
The hooks may be kept for six weeks.
The librarian will endeavor to meet
any request for particular books or
books or particular subjects. If you
are interested in astronomy, books on
that subject will be sent you. If your
interest is along a certain, pti'iod ft
Chamber Asks Only
For A Good Service
Government Control Of Wireless
System Has Attention Of Business
Men Hilo Body Takes Like Action
Maul does not care to protest
against the federal government's tak
ing over the manner-merit nf tho imor.
Island wireless system, unless such
plan would lower the efficiency or in
crease the rate of the present system.
This was In brief the
opinion of the "stees of the Maui
chamber of commerce, follow'r.g a full
discussion of the matter at a special
meeting hold last Friday nfloriinnn
for the purpose. A cablegram to this
effect was nrenared nnrl innin.iH.ii
to the Honolulu chamber of commerce,
which appears to be fathering a gen
eral protest against the proposed plan
of the naw riennrtmont Tho
bors of the local chamber appeared to
B"'f mai until some showing was
made that the fsl.mrlc n-ni c.rr...
from government operation or control
ui ini T-isiana radio communication,
that they could not well make objec-
Reports from Hilo received this
week, indicate thnf tho Hiir. t
---- bin, 1 1 w UVCll V4 Ul
trade took FiihHtnntlnllv tho enmo
tion on the matter.
Fined $50 For Stealing
Pineapples at Haiku
Convicted in tho Mnkan-iin
court on Monday of stealing pineapples
oeionging 10 tne Haiku Ranch, T. W.
Ferguson, a Kuiaha homesteader, was
fined $50 by Dlsrtict Magistrate J. G.
Anjo. Ferguson was represented by
Attorney Eueene Mnrnhv whn natoH
an appeal to the circuit court.
Witness for the prosecution testi
fied to having driven nails into lot of
pineapples in a sack, which they claim
ed had been stolen from the ranch
company's fields and hidden in a field
of an adjoining place. This fruit .
was later delivered to the cannery bv
Ferguson. The defendant claimed
that the p'nes were his own, and had
been left in the field for some days
when he removed them from his wag
on to make room for a load of grass
wnicn he was getting nearby.
FREITAS LOW BIDDER k
FOR HOMESTEAD FENCE
J. G. Freitas, with a bid of $1350 and
25 working days, was low man both
as regards time and money when of
fers for fencing both sides of a right
of way in the Makawao homestead dis
trict wero opened last week in the
public works office.
Other bids were as follows: Halea
kala Ranch, $1520 and 240 days;H. H.
Foster, $2190 and 35 days; Hugh Ho
well Engineering Company, $2000 and
30 days, and E. C. Mellor, $2100 and
30 days. The fence requires five
strands of No. 6 galvanized wire.
New Farm Loan Bill
Easy Payments, Long Time And Low
Interest Features Of Measure
Only Citizen Farmers To Benefit
Considerable interest has been
aroused by the proposed farm loan
act, which will be introduced into the
coining legislature, and indications
now point to the passage of the meas
ure though possible in modified form.
Clarence II. Cooke, a member of the
lower house in the coming session, Is
much interested in the matter, and
will possibly father the bill which has
its orgin In the Haiku Farmers' Asso
ciation. It is understood that the bill
Is also supported by the federal ex
periment station and by a number of
prominent leg'tlatcrs who have be
come interested in it.
The bill is said to have some feat
ures in common with the new federal
rural credits law, which however does
not apply to Hawaii ,and other feat
ures are copied from the Australian
and New Zealand laws which have
stood the test of 20 or more years. It
provides for loans to be made on farm
land security, but to bonaflde resident
farmers only, at an interest rale of
The bill provides for an intial ap
propriation of $100,000 from the terri
tory to start the ball rolling. This
amount is to act as a revolving fund.
Mortgages taken by the territory on
farm lands are to bo sold to banks,
trust companies ,or other financial in
stitutions at percent, the other
1V4 percent of the farmer's Interest
going to maintain the farm loan board
which will handle the business. In
this manner the board is expected to.
be provided with ample funds to meet
all demands upon it. While the'bo?'
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