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Onions May Bring
Over $3000 An Acre
Haiku Co-Operative Association Has
Experiment That Promises Big
Profits War Prices Responsible
Six hundred crates of onions per
acre, each crate containing 50 pounds,
means a yield of 30,000 pounds. If
sold at 10 cents per pound, the result
Is $3000 gross per acre.
This is the kind of figuring that
members of the Haiku Co-operative
Association are iqdulglng in these
days as they look at their acre and a
quarter patch of beautiful tear-starters
which lack only some six weeks of
The onion patch is an, experiment,
but at present it is a most promising
one. Moreover the calculations as
above given are not at all extravagant.
Bermuda onions in Texas and south
ern California often yield much more
than fix hundred crates to the acre,
though they probably never fetched
ten cents a pound. In fact two or
three cents a pound in the past has
been considered good money. But
last month, when the army bids for
onions were opened in Honolulu the
lowest bid was eight cents, and the
highest sixteen cents per pound. And
the contract is being filled with Austr
alian imported onions at that, as there
are no domestic on'ons now available.
Of course when the southern Cali
fornia crop begins to come in, to be
followed by the always big Texas
crop, such war prices as these will
fade swiftly, but the Haiku hul be
lieves that it will beat this mainland
crop by several weeks. As before
stated, the association has something
over a acre in onions, a portion of
which will mature in another week
or two, though the bulk will not come
off for about six weeks. The onions
were planted solely as an experiment,
and thus far everything has been most
favorable. Rain has fallen just when
needed, and even the kona weather
has been favorable since on the hill
slope where the crop is planted, the
normal trade winds might have been
more or less detrimental.
The onions are planted on the land
of V. I. Wells, who is the manager of
the homestead company. They have
been planted and cultivated under
direction of H. L. Sauers, another
member, who has had much experi
ence with onions in California and
elsewhere. If the experiment proves
anything like as good from stand
point of yield, as now seemd likely,
there is every reason to bel'eve that
onions will become an important
product of the Haiku district almost
at once. Being a staple product the
question of market does not have to
be solved, and because the crop can
always come ahead of the mainland
onions, top-notch prices are always
Co. G. Also Had Perfect
Score For Attendance
Editor Maul News: .
Bear Sir: Permit me to call your
attention that in addition to other
companies of N G. H. receiving 100
in attendance I wish to say that Com
pany "G", 3rd Infantry, Lahaina re
ceived a 100 attendance and Close
Thanking you for your attention, I
Yours verv trulv, ,
S. K. MOOKINI,
Capt. 3rd Inf. Comdg. Co. G.
February, 21, 1917.
Posterity Should Help
"Mau' could well offord to borrow
money to build a road to the top of
Iltileakala. That would surely be a
case where posterity could not com
plain nt being asked to bear part of
the burden for public improvements."
This was the declaration of Hon. W.
O. Smith, who came over from Hono
lulu last Saturday on a short business
trip. Long a resident of Maui, Mr.
Snv.th still maintains his interest in
Maui affairs, though he ceased to be
a resident of the county many years
"Maui deserves her share of the
rapidly increasing tourist business of
the Islands, which now passes back
and forth past her doors." Mr. Smith
maintained, "and there is no way she
could effect this better than by mak
ing Haleakala easily accessible. What
ever the cost of a road to the summit
will be money well spent."
FAILURE OF TENNIS CHAMPIONS
TO COME DISAPPOINTS
Much disappointment was caused
among Maul enthusiasts over the
failure ol the crack quintet of main
land champions to come to Maul last
Sunday. It had been definitely ar
ranged for some exhlbvtlon matches
on the Puunene courts, but several
days of bad weather in Honolulu so
upset the tournament schedule being
played there that the Maui trip was
WOULD SEND KUIAHA BOY
TO REFORM SCHOOL
Manuel Borge, Jr., a fifteen-year old
boy of Kuiaha, who is alleged to be
incorrigible, was before Judge Edings,
in Juvenile court this morning, but the
case was continued until next Thurs
day morning. The boy is said to have
threatened Mrs. Hills the teacher of
the school at Kuiaha, and to be the
ringleader of a number of tough
youngsters in the neighborhood. An
effort is being made to send him to
the reform school.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
HONOLULU, February 21 Legislature organizes. Sixteen bills
already presented. House gets $30,000 for expenses. Wilder and
Pachaco offer resolution backing Wilson. Governor addressed joint
bouses at 2:15. He favors liquor restrictions, praises schools, slaps
survey of school, asks more funds for entertainment, and wants increase
of contingent fund to $150,000.
YUMA, February 21 One hundred Villista cavalry camped near
border twenty-five. miles from here. Reported to be planing to raid So
nora towns. Company of United States infantry is camped on opposite
SAN FRANCISCO, February 21 Pall-bearers of Funston : Ad
miral Fullan. Drig.-Gen. Sibert, Evans, Long, Wiser, and Col. Alford.
WASHINGTON, February 21 Wilson may go before Congress
this week or early next, asking for additional authority to protect Am
erican seamen and ships. Believed no declaration of war will be asked,
11UL 1IL1Y dl III liaiviiuiii r t
Understood Austrian negotiations are unsatisfactory. United States
through Spain again demands release of seamen of the Yarrowdale.
NEW YORK, February 21 Mayor Mitchell was today told by
house wives that hundreds of children are dying because of high cost of
food and resulting shortage in homes of poor. He promised to place
before the board of estimates a plea for $1,000,000 to buy food for
BERLIN, February 21 Many hostile ships sunk in few days, in
cluding a crowded Italian transport. Others include two armed steam
ers with important cargoes for Saloniki. ...
Two thousand killed in train wreck and munitions explosion in
northern Rumania. Train carried refugees and munitions. Overseas
Agency says 5000.
LONDON February 21 Plymouth port has been closed except
lo vessels of Allies. Blockade on Teutons tightened as a result of sub
marine activity. Carson told Commons that submarine menace is
grave. Measures are being adopted gradually to mitigate.
AMSTERDAM, February 21 Reported strike of 17,000 workers
at Krupp plant in Essen during past two, weeks. Demand is for higher
wages and better food. ' .
ZURICH February 21 Score of United States consuls arrive.
WASHINGTON, February 21 After a conference with
President, Secretary of War Baker said he is sending to congress this
week a universal military training bill. President favors same, if it can
be worked out in a practical way. .
Senate's bone-dry bill for prohibition of liquor shipments into
prohibition states, passed house by vote 321 to 72.
HONOLULU, February 21 Forbes and Lord get together on
amount of allowance on pier matter, this morning. Forbes opposed to
anchorage plan adopted by board.
Row in utilities commission. Carden objects to payments ot
Forbes messages. Forbes with tears pays up.
Racing association decides on half-day races June 9, all day on
June 11, half-day, June 16.
Rain last night quieted Carnival. Is clearing today.
NEW YORK, February 20 Captain of the Housatonic returned
declared U-53 sunk ship. He recognized captain.
SAN ANTONIO, February 20 Gen, Pershing commands.
NEW YORK, February 20 Food riots continue. Shop keepers
attacked on East side when they refused to distribute food. Police
reserves out. Women stormed city hall screaming "We want bread.
HONOLULU, February 20--Makekau to be vice-president of
Thousands attend ball of ratxns ind joy-land. ,
SAN ANTONIO, February 20- -Gen. Fred Funston died, suddenly
at his hotel last nistfit. Dropped unconscious while with party of friends,
and died in few minutes. He 1 ad eaten a heavy dinner, and was play
ing with child of Lt.-Col. li eland. oi: the medical corps. One of the
physicians summoned pronounced the a: tack angina sclerqsis affecting
the arteries of the heart. Opinion thar death was instantaneous and
painless. Pershing succeeds him. . .....
WASHINGTON, February 20 Sundry civil appropriation bill
providing nearly $2,000,000 W army post and harbor improvements of
Hawaiian Islands reports from commiltce to House. $1,770,000 for
completion of Schofield ; ifsWXX) for cantonments for sea garrison;
$100,000 for Kahului harbor.
AMSTERDAM, Febiuary 20 The Netherlands Rotterdam Lloyd,
a big transporation "company, is about to inaugurate a Pacific service
with eight big' steamers, according to statement of Amsterdam Telegraph.
The company has suspended Atlantic sailings because of submarine
menace. It is to have a lavanti-e port and San Francisco as terminals.
Liners will steam via I lonfrkon?, Nagasaki and Honolulu.
NEW YORK, February 20 Agents of the department of justice
unearth an alleged Germaif piot for securing military information in
Britain. Arrested two alleged plotters here, charging viojatioa of neu
trality. Men had maps and photographs.
British and Turks" in fierce fight in Messopotamia, on Irak front.
British drove Turks 3SDyards, then 540 more but before they could
consolidate Turks were reinfoi:d and pressed British back to original
AMSTERDAM, February 20 Von Revcntlow bitterly attacked
Gerard in the Tages .eitung for lack of good faith. He declared Gerard
used his office to secure information for Britian, using seal of his office
to forward same to England.
HONOLULU, February 19 Prohibitions and liquor legislation
among first matters to be considered. House merribers causus decide,
Hop to be assistant clerk ; Cooke, chairman finance committee ; Marques,
chairman of education committee; DeSilva, military; Andrews, judici
ary; Jarrett, rules. Senate caucuses at 5 o'clock today. Forecast is
that Chillingworth will be president, and Soares clerk. George Desha,
sergeant-at-arms ; Shingle, chairman finance committee; Castle, judici
ary; Quinn, accounts; Baldwin, lands.
Chamber ot Commerce to ask abatement bill from legislature.
Templars meet Templars of Great Northern, on dock, and march
to Temple. Luau tonight.
Carnival now in full swing.
GENEVA, February 19 Staff newspapermen say that Zepplin
: un l.. fn,,r.A fillura- and M'ill he atianHnnpd. Others
I. (lilipdlll 1 1(13 uttil luuuu a 'u""' -
declare same will not be abandoned, as it is of great service in keeping
guns, aeroplanes and men for aerial defense from service in France.
Future pUacks to be directed' against provinces, London being too well
LONDON, February 19 Bonar Law announced new money sub-
scribed amounts to at least ;iaj,iaa;,uuu exclusive ui lumuuuuuiu
from banks. 300000 application came on the last day.
WASHINGTON, February 19 Panama authorities stopped ship-
t.'intr infnrmntinn through canal.
T?T?T?T TT T?l it-n nrv
photographic txidences of LV?ian
ot iintisn troops anu iraiixjuauuu ui aamv. uu uugm" ,
evidence showing Entente powers detail plans of mobilization against
ijermany in ivuo.
LONDON, February 1911 missing from British steamer Romes
.lalen Two Rritish. one Norwegian and one Spanish sunk. '
NEW YORK, February 19 45-minute battle .between French
steamer Guyani and submarine, January 22, ended in victory for Fpji.oi
man, which arrived today. They say that while submarine attempted
to stop steamer, the latter's gunners hit diver squarely v.iich was seen
WASHINGTON, February 19 Lansing has s'-nt note to Carranza
on proposal of embargo on munitions. No coi&nt. First duty of
, FMetcher will be to protest confiscation of Anvncan mines not in opera
tion February 14. ;
J NEW YORK, February 19 Five' steamers, have arrived safe
through submarine zone. r " ""',-
and English pact regarding landing
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Aiken are spend
ing the Carnival week in Honolulu.
E. C. Moore of Kuiaha, returned
home this week from a business trip
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gay, of Lanal,
are In Honolulu this week attending
Ml a a Trend Alltpn nf Knhllllll. is
spending the week In Honolulu, tak
ing in the attractions or me uarnivai.
.Tnhn Fnnnnth mnnnc-er nf the Ktna-
hulu plantat'on, was a business visitor
to Honolulu the first part of this ween.
George K. Trimble returned to Hilo
last Saturday evening after spending
a week at his home In Wailuku.
Hollis Hardy, of Makawao, is spend
ing the week in Honolulu on account
of the Carnival.
Miss Von Tempsky and Miss Wode
house, of Makawao, were passengers
to Honolulu last week, where they are
enjoying the Carnival festivities.
Judge James L. Coke, of the
supreme court, was a week end visitor
on Maui last week, on business and
W. O. Smith, of Honolulu was a vis
itor in Wailuku last Saturday. He
came over as a witness in a case In
the circuit court.
M'ss Dorothy Brook, who has made
her home In. Wailuku for the past
year, left last Saturday for Honolulu
to take passage for her home in Sid
ney. Sheriff Clem Crowell was a pas
Unnnlnln nn Wednesday's
Claudine. He expects to undergo an
operation for ear troume irom wnicu
he has been suffering for a long time.
Dr. Geo. S. Aiken, of Wailuku, was
a passenger to Honolulu by Monday
night's Mauna Kea. He expectes to
return home by next Tuesday's Claud
lne. Miss Mabel Freeman, of Los Ange
les, an arrival bv the Great Northern
last Monday, will be the guest for
some time of the v. w. tiarays,
Frank Stevens, formerly manager of
the Paia Meat Market, but who for
thn has been con
nected with Libby, McNeill & Libby,
in Honolulu, is on Maui lora jew uaj
For National Guard
Maui Companies Get Wagons And
Harness For Which They Have Io
Need Might Use Autos
Twenty-seven army wagons for the
3rd Infantry. N. G. H., with harness
and fittings complete, are piled up in
the Kahului Railroad yards awaiting
until the local quartermaster's depart
ment can find some place to store
them. There are no horses or mules
to pull the wagons, and the regiment
is declared to have less use for the
equipment than the cat with two talis.
Nobody made requisition for the
wagons, but they are evidently a piece
of pie of some contractor, and they
were shipped here as part of the
equipment. They cannot be sold, and
they cannot be shipped back, and; al
though they will probably never be
used Hhey must be stored away some
where to go to rust and rot.
It is understood that the concensus
of opinion among army officers Is that
the day of the army wagon is past for
for any part of the country. Auto
trucks have taken their place, and
the army mule is gone for ever. In
any event it Is quite certain that the
Maul national guard will never make
use of her allotment of the old prairie
SAN ANTONIO, February
homeward in two sections.. Estimated four weeks will be required to
move each section.
WASHINGTON, February 19 B. Lindsay, newly made governor
of Washington. President scat iciter to Senator Stone urging action
at this session to a treaty to indemnify Colombia repartition canal.
HAVANA, February 19 Jatibonico, Camacuey province, occupied
by government troops. Made j ri:...i;trs of 400 at Sanatus, Saturday.
Government considering an amnesty proclamation.
HONOLULU, February 19 Halstead chosen speaker of Republ
ican caucus. . , tt i
Irwin says friends urge him in seeking Kemp s job. Huber says
he expects a mainlander to be appointed.
NEW YORK, February 19 British are now two and thre quarter
miles from Bapaume. Yesterday the Germans attempted to drive the
British out from newly won ground but melted under terrific artillery
fire. Positions consolidate makes Teuton position at Bapaume untenable.
WASHINGTON, February 19 Wilson may go before Congress
before March 1, asking for authority to act against Teutons, is the re-
Three Britishers sunk yesterday, one without warning.
' LONDON. February 19 Estimates made of German losses over
4,000,000, S3,329 dead.
' 22KLIN, February 19 One
51,800 tons of shipping in one day,
20,000; two transports, of 13.O0U each; one transport oi twu ujms.
m PASO PVV.ni.irv 19 Cowbovs are organizing a punitive ex
nedition to aventre pals killed by
men are rallying from all points.
Fletcher, new minister, reached
TOKIO, February 19 German minister and staff at Peking are
preparing to 'leave, though diplomatic relations are not yet severed.
PARIS February 19 Brazil note warns Berlin she will be held
responsible for damage to lirazinan
Mrs. C. D. Lufkin arrived home last
Saturday after a bIx months visit on
the mainland, very much improved in
health. She was accompanied by
MIbs Charlotte Smith, of Normal, 111.
who will be her guest.
Rev. Samuel K. Kamaloplll, assist
ant pastor of the Kaumakapill church,
Honolulu, was In Wailuku last Satur
day as a witness In a case In the cir
cuit court. He returned to Honolulu
the same evening.
R. A. Wadsworth, of Wailuku, was
the recipient last week of the sad
news of the death of his youngest
brother, Dr. John J. Wadsworth, of
Skowhegon, Maine, which occured on
H. F. Proctor, one of the promotors,
of the Stork saving system company,
left foi Honolulu last Friday night.
He will leave shortly with Chas. B.
Hall for the mainland on the same
Frank M. Correa, of Fernandez &
Correa was a passenger in the
Claudlne on Friday afternoon for
Maui, and will return in the Mauna
Kea on Tuesday morning. Advertis
Joseph H. Trask, Jr., who for the
past year has been in charge of the
Insurance branch of the First Na
tional Bank of Wailuku, will leave
shortly for the Philippines where he
will be associated with A. J. de Souza
in the insurance business.
Mrs. Marion Dowsett Worthington
has returned from Maul and is at pres
ent the guest of Mr. and Mrs. David
Dowsett. Greatly to the pleasure of
her many friends here, she Is planning
to be in Honolulu for a few weeks.-
F. G. Krauss, director of the Haiku
sub-station of the Hawaii experiment
station, made a quick trip to Honolu
lu last Friday night, returning the fol
lowing evening. He was called to the
city on account of business with his
A. J. de Souza, for the past several
years manager of the Maui Wine &
Liquor Company, left on Wednesday
for Honolulu from which place he will
sail shortly for the Philippines, where
he goes as a special representative of
the Sun Life Insurance Company for
the Philippines and Borneo.
An important meeting of Aloha
Lodge, K. of P., will be held this eve
ning at Castle Hall, Wailuku.
.C. C. Pogue, of Humboldt County,
California ,a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Pogue, of Wailuku, arrived by this
week's Manoa for an extensive visit
with his parents."
George S. Raymond, inspector gene
ral of the department of public Instru
ction, Is spending sveral weeks on
Maui visiting most of the schools of
The dinner-dance given last even
ing at the Grand Hotel in celebration
of Washington's Birthday, was greatly
enjoyed by a large crowd from all
parts of the Island. After the dinner
dancing was kept up until a late hour
by the enthusiastic dancers.
Through th kindness of Mr. Peu
hallow the plantation has loaned
Charls Rose to the Settlement to
decorate the Gymnasium for the
Washington's birthday dance to be
held there Saturday night.
Special services during Lent are
held at the Church of the Good Shep
herd on Wednesday and Friday eve
nings at 7:30. Daily Morning Prayer
at 8 A. M. The services on Sunday
will be as usual: Holy Communion at
8 A. M., and Morning Prayer at 11
Much interest is being manifested
in the Washington's Birthday dance
to be held at the Alexander House
Gymnasium tomorrow evening. It
promises to be very largely attended
and to be one of the important social
events of the season. The proceeds
will be used for completing the new
1950,000 guardsmen being moved
submarine is reiorted to have sunk
consisting of one auxiliary cruiser of
bandits. According to rumor cattle
Mexico City yesterday.
snips uamdgcu yy
Health Board After A
Porto Rican Itch
How An Annoying And Sometimes
Serious Contagion Is Combatted
School Children Affected
Systemat'zlng health work In the ;
oniinnlo lmn tippn a nrnmlnent fpntnm I
of board of heaitn activities during
this nscai perioa anu nas orougnt to
liirht n number of features renuirlnr
attention which were previously more '
or less Ignored because of circum-
stances. Additional funds and addition
al staff have made possible a great
deal of new work that has borne fine
results even In the short period in
which It has been In effect.
Thus for Instance the board of
health has secured figures concerning
what has been called an Insignificant
disease, known aB Porto Rican Itch
which Is common In the schools. A
good many of the centers of the
trouble have been located and special
efforts made to control It with excel
Porto Rican itch Is a disease caused
by a small Insect which lodges under
the skin and which Js extremely con
tagious. In spite of the insignific
ance of the ailment when lt first
starts. It has serious consequences u 0-
not treated and sometimes leave
scars as does a modified smallpo
It Is not necessarily a disease of filth,
but Its spread is helped by conditions
where bathing facilities are poor.
The insect causing the trouble is not
partial to baths and personal clean
liness and the proper medication wipes
it out in a . short time. It is usually
confined to places where people sleep
in crowded quarters such as Jails,
boarding schools and barracks but
will go any place where similar con
It -usually commences between the
fingers and spreads up the arms, be
ing noted on all exposed surfaces ex
cept the faces. The itching caused
by it increases at a change of tem
perature, when the Insects commence
to move about under the skin and set
up an irritation. Scratching follows
and results In ugly scars, eczema or
even In some cases blood poisenlng.
The DroDer washing of all clothes
coming in contract with the body an
avoidance of persons who 'have the
Itch or who are exposed to' it will
soon relieve any victim. There Is a
nurse or a doctor available in almost
every school In the territory to whom
any school child should be taken upon
contratlng the itch, mora particularly
as under the law no child can attend
school who has it and who is not un
The board of health recently found ,
Porto Rican itch so serious in the
schools of a certain district that a
snecial nurse had to be detailed to
attend them with immediate and buc- ,
Maui May Supply Hogs
For Honolulu feeders
Porrv M Pond, the well-known Ho
nolulu business man who, among a
multitude of other interests is the
owner of a big hog feeding plant on
Oahu, has been trying to Interest
Maui swine breeders in supplying him
with young pigs as feeders. The
matter has had tne auenuun vi w
Mant Swine Breeders' Association, and ,
It is possible that some of the Maui
l will of Intn thin work. It IS
avcio T tw "
understood that as high as 14 cents
per pound is being onerea ior bu"
Manoa Due Saturday
Went To Hilo First
Tiononao nf the necessity of taking
on a part of her sugar cargo at HUo,
the Matson steamer Manoa will be a
day late in arriving at Kahului, not
being due until tomorrow. The Ma
noa sailed direct for Hilo from Hono-i
lulu on Thursday evening, ana u,
finish loading there tonight. It is
nbt expected that she will get away
from Kahului before Monday morning.?
The Manoa has 18U7 tons 01 miscei
laneouo freight lor Maul consignees.
DELIGHTFUL DANCE AT PUUNENE
The second quarterly dance of the
Puunene Athletic Club given at the
Puunene club house last Saturday
night, was one of the most successful
dances ever given by this popular org
anization. This means that it was
one of the most aeiignuui social m
fairs ever given on Maui. There were
some two hundred present, represent
ing .almost all sections of the Island.
MubIc was furnished by Mary Hoff
' '" Overstated
"First Traveler (cheerily) "Fine
day, isn't it?"
Second Ditto (haughtily) "Sir!
You have the advantage of me. I
don't know you."
. First Oitto "Humph! I fall to see
th advantage." The Passing Show.
t jj' 1.
' . An October Argument
"There are compensations in all
thing. -When women get the suf
frage they won't want to be movlnP
all the time, for fear of losing the