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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1917
THE mUI NEWS
HILO POINTS THE WAY
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: EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL. J. COOPER,
FEBRUARY 23, 1917
"That's a fake story" is an expression often heard. As a matter
of fact, there are extremely few fake stories in the newspapers of to
day. Faking is lying. Publishers know this, and lying is not good
form. American Press.
PRACTICAL SCIIOOUXG vs. EDUCATION
Ililo's experience with concrete roads is such that she wants
more of them. The supervisors last week adopted a resolution calling
upon the territory to use concrete instead of macadam in building the
main road through the new Waiakca homestead tract. If concrete
roads are what they said to be that is, good for a generation or more
of service w ith no maintenance cost, llilo business men are no doubt
wise. Suppose the cost to be two, or even three times the cost of plain
macadam. If thev last nroiwrtionately as long, and have no mainten
ance cost thev will be chean in the end. Maui might well consider this
kind of construction. It is on really permanent work such as this that
bonding may be considered with equanimity.
The plan of trade schools, discussed by the directors of the Alex
ander House Settlement, last week, is one which deserves the serious
consideration of everyone interested in the boys of the territory- or the
future welfare of the Islands. The proposal of Head Worker Mat
hews that the Settlement undertake such a school in co-operation with
various industrial concerns in the community is good. The suggestion
that the public school department should enlarge its scope so' as to ef
fectually provide for this need, is better.
It is understood that the matter will probably be brought to the
attention of the legislature in its consideration of school matters. The
Y. M. C. A., in Honolulu, which has for the past year been very suc
cessfully conducting a trade school, is said to be an earnest advocate of
th;s work being made a part of the public school system, and its exper
ience should have much weight.
There should be no question as to where the duty belongs. The
only question is Do we need such schools? The very evident fact
that the youth of the Islands are not getting the best equipment for life
Lt the present time, that our school system is antiquated, and that the
present administration has shown itself to be smugly self-satisfied with
things as they are, should indicates an affirmative answer to this ques
tion. Hawaii is not alone backward in matters educational, for the whole
United States has long been in the same rut. Development has been
lanrelv in matter of detail and not on basic principles. Some of our
big cities, notable in congested eastern centers of population, are now
making a notable struggle to make the schools meet the real every-day
needs of the people. They are getting away from the idea that inas
much as every boy born in the United Sates is a prospective president,
all boys should be educated towards that end. It works all right for
the ones that do become president, but is a little hard on those who have
to earn a living in some less exalted occupation.
Without shutting the door of opportunity to anyone s receiving
,any kind of an education he may wish or be capable of making use of,
Hawaii should bend her energies towards offering also a scheme of
training that will best enable" every one of her polyglot inhabitants to
make a decent living and, to the extent of his or her inherent ability,
to help elevate the social plane of the Territory. Hawaii has often
boasted of her advancement along educational lines. J,et us be sure
that we are able to make good that boast.
ARE WE OVERLOOKING SOMETHING?
One Result of Germany's System
"I do not regard my citizenship
document as a more scrap of vapor
and I nm not poing to tear It up. I
stanti by the united stales, ana ai-
ays will," says Georsp Ropnitz. who
as Dcen aisnusseu irom ine u. n.
naval service here after nine years of
The International situation has caus
ed Roenitz' discharge hut. he is not
therefore turning against his adopted
country. He is a German American
who spells it without the hyphen and
ho does not hesitate tn choosing be-
ween the Kaiser and Uncle Sam.
It was pointed out in these columns
a lew days ago tnat me pemacious
ctivities of German spies, agents and
plotters In the United States had put
cloud of suspicion on uerman-Amer-
icans everywhere. Perfectly innocent
men must suffer because there is pome
remote connection of blood, business
connection or friendship with Ger
many or Germans.
TnliiRtlee w 11 be none, but tne root
of the injustice is not in the United
states, but in Germany ana tne in
trigues which the attitude of the Ger
man government has encouraged.
Naval stations and muuary posis
must take the most stringent precau
tions. The plots of the German
agents in the United States make it
Because there are von rapens anu
nnv-eds. Boons. Favs and von urinK-
kens, there will inevitably be Roenitz-
p9victlms of the system 01 espion
age and conspiracy which is part and
parcel of Germany's scheme ef gov
ernment .campaign and conquest.
The onion growing experiment in the Kuiaha homestead district,
described in our news columns of this issue, is of more than passing
significance. If Hawaii can grow high grade onions when none of the
rest of the United States can, why shouldn't she be doing it? Southern
Texas became noted for its onions some ten or fifteen years ago, and
some healthy fortunes were made, and are still being made, by growers
Of this humble vegetable in that district. Later Southern California
got into the game, and now it is a race every year between the two sec
tions to be first on the market with a new crop.
But Hawaii doesn't have to compete with these mainland growers
because, if she can grow onions at all, she can mature them' well ahead
of any part of the continental United States; and by that same token
always unload at top prices.
But this is only an example of the kind of general farming that
should be extremely practical for this territory. For example, there
is a period of several months every spring when the Coast markets are
bare of sweet potatoes, and when five cents or more per pourd has been
netted on experimental shipments. Why should not Hawaii be supply
ing this need in a careful and systematic way? There might be even
a good market for new white spuds in the early spring, which we could
supply. And at the same time it might still remain more profitable for
us to import our own main potato crop, as at present, than to attempt
to grow it. : ' t j
Truck farming is a big industry in Florida and Southern California
where it is a long-chance gamble every year to beat the frost. If the
grower wins, his profits are great; but he loses probably oftcner than
he wins. Here in the Islands we probably have it too easy. Also we
have cheap transportation compared with long-haul freight and express
charges which the far south trucker must pay, which we don't appreciate.
The big trouble is not that these thingsjust outlined cannot be done,
but that they cannot be successfully done by individuals, unless on a
laige scale. If real co-operation can be developed in growing, grading,
packing and marketing; or if some individual or corporation will take
the matter up on business like lines, and on sufficiently large a scale
there is no insuperable reason why it should not be equally as profitable
in Hawaii as any place in the world.
Oahu's overweening importance, so pompously set forth by the
Advertiser for the benefit of the incoming legislature .should make
deep impression. Her weight of responsibility for army and navy
tourist, and citizen resident, not to speak of all the rest of the Islands
were something truly awesome to contemplate. And the tragedy of it
is that nobody cares !
The teachers in the Maui public schools have asked the Department
for permission to ask the legislature for more pay. Presumably the
Department has already granted them permission to eat, and sleep, and
take a limited amount of physical exercise outside of school hours,
Some folks feem to think it helps their cause to tell and to hear
all the discreditable things possible, not only of their enemy but of their
enemy's family connections as far back as tradition runneth.
On The Other Islands
Congressional Party Invited
The following cable has been receiv
ed from Delegate Kuhio relative to
the visit of a congressional party this
"Arrangements made; invltptions
out Party leaving Great Northern,
San Pedro, March 24. Have legislature
take immediate action. Cable mc
Consult Chillingworth, Holstein. Will
cable number when ascertained."
The legislature is expected to ap
propriate $40,000 for the trip, as ask
ed for by the delegate. The party
will reach Hilo March 29.
in ordering shoes from our large
winter itock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
will be well to do so nmv.
We have i large assortment in the
vcrv latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SEME STORE, HONOLULU
Convicts Start Mutiny
For leading a riot among the con
victs at the Keomoku convict camp
near Waimea, Hawaii and which cul
minated In a blood-thirsty attack on
the guards, four Koreans, Kim Bori,
Choy Chang, Young, Moon Young Sik
and Dyen Kur Dock, are in solitary
confinement at Oahu prison. The
men were brought to Honolulu on the
steamer Mauna Kea last Saturday by
High Sheriff Jarrett in person.
Wants Finger Print System
High Sheriff Jarrett states that he
will ask the Legislature to pass a bill
providing for the employment of fin
ger prints of criminals as a means of
Identification. The method is now in
general use In American cities. The
bill will carry an appropriation suffic
ient to bring an expert here to in
struct the police force In the method
of using the system.
while whooning it up for the visit
of the congressional party this spring
at a cost of mere $40,000 why not
a few moves on behalf or tne leaerai
nrv,io mrin mot trifle In comparison
with the visit of the congressmen, and
Its results will be far greater, in pro
portion to the money spent. The U.
S. bureau of education will send three
or four highclass .educators and train
ed Invest :pators here to mase u
o..hnHtnHve survey of the school
systems In the islands, and thus for
rr,,iiaic recommendations for future
Two or three legislators are ready
to Introduce a resolution Indorsing the
survey. The invitation to tne u. a.
t....o., miiEt rnme from the school
heads here. It should be sent in the
next few weeks. Star-Bulletin.
Kauai objects to the Territory
nar,Hir.ir nnv mnnov for roads on the
other islands, because she will get no
benefit therefrom. Kauai is perfectly
willing however to have the Territory
and Uncle Sam also, spend money on
Knual for wharves and lighthouses
and breakwaters and judges and other
thimrs which are of little or no value
to anv one but the people of Kauai
Kauai wants to get a little more oi
tv.o "rnnimunitv spirit." She reminas
ns of the man who prayed "Oh Lord.
Bless me and my wife; my son Jonn
and his wife; us four ana no more
Wake tin Kauai, and remember that
vou are a part of the Territory of Ha
wail and not an independent empire-
Guardsmen May Get Pay
It is believed that Governor Pink
ham is preparing to ask the legislature
to provide funds for paying faithful
members of the national guard wno
were prevented from getting pay for
the past 6 months from the federal
government on account of company
attendance being too low.
Kamahlai, an Hawaiian aged 80
years who lived with the Moku family,
took a notion to go for a canoe nae.
He got a boat at Neue and rowed to
wards Hamakua. Nothing more has
been heard of him ; some believe that
he has perished. Officer Mersberg
was sent in to search the beach at
Honoepu and Laupahoehoe, the big
gulches east of Awini, last Sunday but
he returned without finding traces of
the lost man. Kohala Midget.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Or THE
SECOND CIRCUIT. TERRITORY
In the Matter of the Estate of Che Po
Lurline 104 Dec. 5 Dec. 12 Dec. 19
Wilhelmina 90 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 Dec. 27
Manoa 37 Dec. 19 Dec. 26 Jan. 2
Matsonla 39 Dec. 27 Jan. 2 Jan. 10
Lurline 105 Jan. 2 Jan. 9 Jun. 16
Wilhelmina 91 Jan. 10 Jan. 16 Jan. 24
Manoa 38 Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30
Matsonia 40 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 7
Lurline 106 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13
Wilhelmina 92 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 21
Manoa 39 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27
Matsonia 41 Feb. 21 Feb. 27 Mar. 7
Lurline 107 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13
E. W. Sutton, for five years a mem
ber of the law firm of Smith, Warren
Sutton, assumes the positions or.
viee-nre.sident and manager of Bish
op Trust Company, Ltd., succeeding
Wllltard E. Brown, resigned
Mr. Brown remains treaauior and a
member of the board of directors of
the company and retains his financial
Interests. He retires from active
management planning to spend much
of his time on the mainland with Mrs.
Brown where their son and daughter
are attending college.
The steamer Great Northern will
not. continue on the Coast-Hawaii run.
during the coming summer. Definite
announcement has been made to this
effect. The last trip from Honolulu
will be on May 11.
The magistrate looked Beverly at
the small, red-faced man who had
been summoned before him, ana wno
returned his gaze without flinching.
"So vou kicked your landlord down
Rtalrs?" oueried the magistrate. 'Did
you imagine that was within the right
of a tenant?
"I'll bring my lease in and show it
to vou." said the little man, growing
redder, "and I'll wager you'll agree
with me that anything tney ve rorgof
ten to prohibit in that lease I had a
right to do the very first chance l got.
Harry K. Bailey
Re-Varnishing and Polishing
Inquire at Wailuku Hardware Co
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All persons having claims against
the above Estate are hereby notified
to present their claims, duly authentic
ated, even if the claim is secured by
mortgage, to the undersigned at Maka
wao, County of Maui, Territory of Ha
waii, within six months from date of
first publication hereof, or they will
be forever barred.
Dated, February 15th, 1917.
Administrator Estate of Chee Po,
(Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16.)
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PORTS OF CALL.
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S. S. Lurline Carries Livestock to Honolulu and Kahului.
8UBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
To Honolulu and Hilo
To Honolulu and Kahului.
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Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect June 4th. 1913.
5 3 17
5 i 3 7
5 09 3 5
5 V 55
4 5,a 53
4 5ia 47
4 5l 2 46
4 45 4o,
4 44; 3
4 40 2 35
L" Spreck- "A
A" cl!,vi"e "h
L" Hania- "A
L Haiku ..A
6 40 8 5u
8 1 J
pa p m p m
1 3 3 35 5 38
1 40 3 45 5 4
1 42 3 47
1 52 3 57
53 3 58
2 05 4 10
2 07 4 12
2 14.4 19
2 15 4 20
2 23I4 28
2 2J4 30
a 314 35
fassteter j Pi.tter
A V ! P M
1. All trains daily except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku dally, noept Sundays,
at 5:30 a. m., arriving at Kahului at 6:E a. m., and connecting vltfe
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene. N
S. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal bactage will 1 carried tree
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, wfcea
baggage is in charge of and on the same train as the holder of the ticket
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will he
For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenger Tariff I. C. 0.
No. I, or inquire at any of the Depots.
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.
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