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WAItUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1917.
Plebiscite May Be
Held Onjtooze Bill
Prohibition Chief Feature In Senate
Road Bill To Be Opposed Maui
Members Introduce Some Rills
HONOLULU, Feb. 28 With the
distractions of the Carnival out of the
way, the Ninth Legislature is getting
settled down to real business. Thin
Is the sixth day of the sixty-day ses
sion, and already a heavy grist of
bills, resolutions, etc., has been thrown
Into the hopper. From now on they
will probably come more slowly. To
date the House has accounted for 108
of these proposed laws, and the Sen
The only excitement thus far work
ed up In either branch that amounts
to anything, is the prohibition meas
ure in the Senate. This fight was
somewhat unexpected for two reas
ons. First because of the pending bill
In the United States congress; and
second because both republican and
democratic party platforms specifical
ly pledge their members in the legis
lature not to monkey with the present
liquor law, further than to provide
for its strict enforcement.
Senator ChUlingworth, a hold-over
member, claiming by his status to be
exempt from party pledges, forced his
anti-sallon bill which was designed to
limit the selling of intoxicants to drug
gists, but did not touch the importing
of liquor, or its consumption by Indi
viduals. Prohibitionists were suspicious of
this bill for various reasons, and the
the Senate held aloof because of plat
form pledges. Hence the Chilling
worth bill was killed and a substitute
measure, framed by the prohibition
forces of Hawaii, substituted. This
measure will prohibit absolutely the
manufacture, importation, or use of
Intoxicants; and the solons deem their
party pledge Is upheld by an amend
ment providing that the measure shall
be submitted to a plebiscite of the vot
ers of the territory. It is believed that
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Our Farm Progress
In Letter To Fair CommitteeHe Says
We Have Demonstrated Possibility
Of Food Independence
Writing to Chairman Wadsworth, of
the First Maul County Fair, Governor
Plnkham recently expressed himself
in a manner that should be particular
ly pleasing to agriculturists of Maui
In particular and of the territory in
general. Inasmuch as the Governor is
reported not to be in sympathy with
homesteading and small farming, the
general tone of thiB letter rather be
lies such notion. The letter follows:
"It. A. Wadsworth, Esq.,
Chairman, Maui County Fair Com
mittee, Wailuku, Maui.
Dear Mr. Wadsworth:
"I desire to record In writing my
appreciation of the courtesies of your
committee and yourself. '
"After many yeprs of observation
and experiment it would seem these
Islands might reasonably hope and ex
pect to be much more self-sustaining
"The exhibits. at your County Fair
gave evidence of a great variety of
products covering a range sufficient
for an adequate and agreeable sub
sistence in variety for our population
and a possibility of a sufficient quant
ity. At least we have a basic possib
ility of a far greater independence
than now exists. 8
"We have to thank Maui for this
demonstration, so that it is now up
to the people, the government assist
ing, to still further prosecute the ef
fort for food lndenpendence.
"I feel sure Maui's ambition has
been so stirred the next County Fair
will have still greater demonstrations.
"This is a cement age, and Maui
Thanking you for the good done for
the Territory and the courtesies
"I am, most sincerely,
"LUCIOUS E. PINKHAM,
"Governor of Hawaii."
California Doves Arrive
Out of a shipment of thirteen pairs
of California doves recently ordered
by the board of supervisors, eleven
pairs were liberated by Supervisor
Fleming this week on the Honolua
ranch. In spite of the long trip the
birds stood the trip well, only four be
ing lost enroute. It is believed that
the doves, which nest in trees, will be
better able to withstand the depreda
tions of the mongoose than most of
the game birds which have been
brought to the Islands.
Maui Contractor Is
On Financial Rocks
J. C. Foss Jr., In Bad Tangle, And
' Affairs Being Investigated Bank
Takes Over Big Contract
A sensational financial smash took
place this week when the business af
fairs of J. C. Foss, Jr., the wcil-knowu
Maui engineer and contractor, were
taken over by his creditors. Just how
seriously Foss is involved is not
known, but it is reported that his af
fairs are in a desperate tangle.
The Baldwin National Bank has
taken upon itself the completion of
Foss' Olinda reservoir contract, and
ilaced E. C. Mellor in charge of the
work. Other interests have been
taken hold of by D. T. Fleming, who
is trying to straighten things out.
Fleming is understood to hold a mort
gage on a considerable part of Foss,
Foss' business end came last Satur
day with his failure to put through
an ambitious scheme of consolidating
his Maul Stables business with the
Iao Stables Company. He had been
working on this for the past month,
and had taken an option for $1,000
on the controling stock of the Iao com
pany, held by Joaquin and John Gar
cia. The option expired last Friday,
the 23rd, without his being able to
Until Foes' accounts can be checked
up it is declared impossible to say
what his liabilities or his assets a-
mount to, but it is stated on good
authority, that a good many creditors
stand to lose. The Olinda reservoir
job, on which the Territory is spend
ing over $50,000, it is said may prove
a loss to the bondsmen, as the work
is much behind time.
Being Witness Poor
Business Says Wade
Maui Teacher Rendered Valuable Ser
vice In Bomb Cases But Is Out Of
Herbert Wade, principal of Pauwela
school, who returned home last week
from San Francisco where he was
called as a witness in the famous
bomb plot trials, is playing In hard
luck. With the exception of a few
weeks in December he has been away
on the Coast constantly since early
last September, and with that excep
tion he is out every bit of salary for
the present school year. He figures
that he is out of pocket about $500.
Wade happened to be in San Franc
isco on his vacation on the day of the
preparedness parade, and saw several
of the men afterwards arrested for
the bomb outrage. He was very near
the scene of the explosion, and his
testimony was important in convict
ing of two of the leaders, one of whom
(Mooney) is now under sentence to
Wade was culled to San Francisco
Ui September, was allowed to come
the first of December, and almost im
mediately summond again. His wit
ness fees of $2 per day, he says, were
barely enough to pay his board in
San Francisco, so he has nothing to
show for almost the past six months.
While the school department kept his
plao for him, it was not able to keep
his salary going.
Friends of Wade are talking of tak
ing the matter up with the San Fran
cisco chamber of commerce, to see if
that body, which was largely instru
mental in prosecuting the dynamiters,
might not feel it a duty to make good
the loss which the Maul school teach
er.an ill afford.
County Sues Former '
Engineer On His Bond
Suit was instituted this week by the
County of Maui against Hugh Howell,
former county engineer, and his
bondsmen, the United States Fidelity
& Guaranty Company, to recover the
sum of $1758.65 which the county was
obliged to pay as damages to Charles
Reinhardt, for persdnal injuries.
Rcinhardt walked into a deep hole
which had been washed in the road
at liana by a storm, and he won his
suit for damages in the supreme court.
The county now contends that Howell,
as county engineer, was solely to
blame for the road's being left in a
dangerous condition. Hence the new
In a hot game of basket ball be
tween the teams of the Kahului Com
munity House and the Alexander
House Settlement, at the gymnasium,
Wailuku, last night, the Alexander
House team won by a score of 20 toll.
A good sized crowd watched the
course of the ame with much interest.
Also Endorses Farm Loan Bill, Asks
Aid For Ka'a Sanitarium And
Makes Other Recommendation
For the purpose of considering the
report of its legislation committee, the
Maui chamber of commerce hold a
rpiclal mooting at the Wailuku Town
Hall, last Friday afternoon, and among
other things, went on record as favor
ing the civic convention plan of a ter
ritorial road system.
The legislation committee consisted
of F. F. Baldwin. W. A. Baldwin, and
E. R. Bevins. Its report cons'sted
eight recommendations, all of which
were approved with some modifica
tions after each had been considered
separately. A number of additional
recommendations were also made, and
all were ordered transmitted to Maui's
delegation In the legislature, as an
expression of the chamber's views as
to what matters deserve especial con
sideration. Want Territorial Roads
The committee recommended that
the legislature appropriate funds to
build the Kailua-Nahiku road through
the Koolau ("ditch trail") district, and
also for constructing a road to the top
A ships wharf is urged for Lahaina.
and also a new wharf at Hana, where
the present structure was all but car
ried away by the storm a year ago.
I he chamber wants the legislature
to rebuild the road up Iao valley from
loan fund money, same to be charged
against the county and the same
course Is asked in order that the coun
ty may obtain a county building.
In discussing the matter of having
belt roads built by territorial funds,
W. F. Pogue, who presided at the
meeting in the absence of President
Wadsworth, pointed out that Maui has
every right to ask such aid, inasmuch
as, prior to the establishment of coun
ty government such roads were built
(Continued on Page Three.)
When Shall We Have
Next County Fair?
Matter Will Be Settled By Meeting
Called For Next Thursday Every
body Should Come Final Report
As far as the last year's Maui Fair
committee is concerned there will be
no Maul fair held this year, but it ad
vocates the Immediate organization of
a $10,000 company or association to
begin work at once in preparation for
the 1918 event. This was determined
at a meeting held last Monday .after
the matter had been very thoroughly
Whether or not the people of Maul
generally will take this same view of
the matter, will be known after the
general meeting which has been call
ed for next Thursday, March 8. The
meeting is to held at two o'clock at
the Wailuku Town Hall, and a strong
effort is being made to get a large at
tendance In order that there may be
no mistake as to public opinion on the
The old fair committee, which will
probably make its final report and
ask to be discharged at the meeting
next week, believes that Maui should
back up the territorial fair proposed
for Honolulu next fall.
It will probably be decided at the
mass meeting whether Maui should
go into the fair business as a regular
thing; whether she should acquire
permanent grounds and buildings and
where; whether or not the fair should
be combined with the Maul Racing
Association; and a number of other
matter that may come up along these
Party For Maui Lady
In celebration of her 79th birthday.
Mrs. S. II. Dowaett of Makawao, was
on Thursday the honor: guest at a
charming luncheon given by her
daughter, Mrs. Dora von Tompsky
and her grand-daughter Mrs. J. G. Za
briskie ,at Erehwon, the von Tempsky
place in Kula. Mrs. Dowsett was the
recipient of many congratulations
from friends brought together for the
The lunch was especially dainty and
pretty and was greatly enjoyed. The
place favors were quaint, old-fashioned
bouquets of white and purple viol
ets and tea roses.
Those present were Mrs. Dowsett,
Mrs. D. IJ. Penliallow, Mrs. Aiken, of
Kahului, Mrs. Worth Aiken, Mrs. Ben
Williams, Mrs. James Cumming, Mrs.
C. P. Durney, Mrs. F. W. Hardy, Miss
Kmily Wells, Mrs. von Tempsky, Mrs.
Zabriskie, and Mr. McKibbin.
Has Quit Business
Possibility Of Prohibition And Coast
Competition Cause Growers
Want Relief By Law
The prohibition specter which has
been haunting the liquor interests for
some years, has finally become so
real to the Kaupakalua Wine & Liquor
Company .that it has decided to quit
the making of wine entirely. This
decision was recently announced to
the grape growers of Kaupakalua and
lias caused considerable perturbation.
As a result, an effort is to be made
have a bill passed by the legislature
which will permit individual grape
growers to dispose of what wine they
may make, at a nominal license cost.
At present time five hundred gallons
per year is the permitted to be sold
at a cost of $5 for selling license. The
proposed measure would remove this
limit. Inasmuch as it is claimed that
many of the individual grape growers
will probably make more than this
quantity of wine from their own
Coast Competition Also
At the meeting of the Maul chamber
of commerce last Friday, J. Garcia,
speaking for the winery, stated that
the dec'ision to stop making wine was
also partly induced through competi
tion of mainland- wines, and consequ
ent difficulty in disposing of the 60,
000 or 70,000 gallons annually produc
ed on Maui.
F. G. Krauss, of the Haiku experi
ment station, stated that the depart
ment of agriculture has had its chem
ists at work for some time in an ef
fort to find some way of handling the
Isabella grape juice so that it might
compete with the other unfermented
grape juices which It cannot do at
present owing to certain undesireable
characteristics. Strong hopes are
held out that these etTorts will ultimat
ely prove successful.
Big Stables Merger
Plan Falls Through
Option On Iao Stables Stock Allowed
To Lapse Company Reorganizes
And Makes Plans May Start
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of The Iao Slables Company,
Ltd., held last Saturday, tho old of
ficers and directors were re-elected,
as follows: J. Garcia, president; W.
T. Robinson, vice-president; John E.
Garcia, secretary and treasurer; M.
J. Mmra and A. Garcia additional
It was announced at the meeting,
by those holding a controlling interest
in the company, that the option held
by J. C. Foss, Jr. for a period of sixty
days, had expired on February 23rd,
the option not having been exercized.
This leaves the Iao Stables Company,
Ltd. in the same status as before. The
company will continue to operate at
its present location on Main street
with John Garcia in charge as manag
er. It has under advisement certain
plans for the Improvmeut of its serv
ice and equipment, the officers being
determined to make this a first class
transportation and automobile firm.
There is also pome talk of organizing
a regular tourist service commencing
at Lahaina, on to Wailuku, thence to
Haleakala, - and also to the Ditch
Country. This will be a big feature
for the tourist, and is being worked
out in connection with a local hotel.
Full announcement of this plan will
be made later should it materialize.
First Baseball Game y
To Be Played Sunday
The first basehail nmn of tha una.
son will be played next Sunday after
noon at the Wailuku grounds between
the Wailukus and the AJl-Star, two
junior organizations which have been
practicing lor the past few weeks.
The All-Stars consist of nlavpra frnm
Waikapu and Waihee. It is expected
that the game will be an interesting
one. The batteries will probably be
Wailukus, Ro Rego and Keehu; All
Stars, Kalei and Rodrigues.
I he game will begin at 2 o clock.
GYM DANCE WAS
, DELIGHTFUL AFFAIR
The Washington's Birthday dance
at the Alexander House Gymnasium,
last Saturday night, was one of the
most enjoyable dances ever given at
this popular place, gome 200 or more
merry dancers were present, the cool
evening lending much to the pleasure
of the occasion. The proceeds of the
dance are being used in completing
the new tennis courts across the
street from the Gym.
DARK GERMAN PLOT
AGAINST U. S. EXPOSED
Would Have Mexico And Japan Attack America
Scheme By Zimmermann Worked Through Bern
storff Washington Astounded Britains Makes
Gains On West Front
WASHINGTON, March 1 Associated Press was authorized last
night to reveal conspiracy by Germany to bring about German-Japanese-Mexican
alliance for securing combined attack upon the United States
by Mexico and Japan. That Carranza has been willing to listen has been
known to President and Cabinet for past month. Negotiations have
been carried on through German embassy at Washington. Govern
ment is in possession of a copy of instructions covering entire matter,
signed by Dr. Zimmermann, minister of foreign affairs, Berlin, dated
January 19, 1917. Instructions are addressed to von EckhaTdt, German
minister to City of Mexico, and was transmitted through Bernstorff.
Terms proposed were "We make war together, and together we make
peace." Give financial support to Mexico to enable her to recapture
New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. Arrangements left to von Eckhardt,
who was instructed to inform Carranza in confidance, and as soon as
war was declared between United States and Germany Carranza was
to communicate terms to Japan, suggesting adherence of that nation to
plan suggested to president ofMexico. At same time he communicated
the above to Japan he was to offer his services as mediator between
Japan and Germany. Von Eckhardt
of Mexico to fact that submarine warfare we intend to put into
operation, will compel England to
HONOLULU, March 2 Mrs.
Vicars. 6-3; 2-6; 7-5; 6-1. Experience won over brilliancy.
Governor reported likely to veto measure to appropriate $40,000 to
bring congressional party.
Shingle wirelesses Kuhio for more information on subject.
WASHINGTON, March 2 Secretary Daniels appeared on floor
of senate yesterday and appealed for hastened action on naval appropria
tion bill totaling $368,556,388. Expected bill will pass today.
LONDON, March 2 News of Germany's plot was the sensation
of the day. Morning, Telegram says Teupton plan was compound of
pure idiocy and knavery.
HAVANA, March 2 Cuban cane fields being burned in eastern
section. Rebels are reported to have boarded a British ship and taken
WASHINGTON, March 2 Wilson is ready to sign bone-dry law
for District of Columbia, when it is presented to him.
PEKING, March 2 It is announced that Entente allies have asked
China to participate activily in war.
NEW YORK, March 2 It is officially announced Bethlehem Steel
Company will build six great Cunard liners immediately.
BALTIMORE, March 2 Dutch steamer Riisbergen arrives bring
ing crew of American ship Borin Queen, picked up off Bermuda. Sup
plies exhausted and coal gone.
BORDEAUX, March 2 American steamer Rochester successfully
ran blockade. Hundreds of whistles blown and large crowd welcomed
HONOLULU, March 1 Island of Lanai has been sold to Frank
and Harry Baldwin. Deal closed at noon. Price $588,000. Ranch
and pineapple interests, out. Jas. F. Morgan Company acted for buyers.
Special message of the Governor this morning proposes leasing
public lands to secure revenue for military. He urges need of defense.
Questions homesteading policy. Another message urges increase of
school teachers' salaries by $71,000 annually.
Local Japanese editors resent German plot. Criticize China's break
ing with Germany.
WASHINGTON, March 1 Washington shocked and amazed by
revelation of conspiracy. Congress swings behind President. Has for
gotten partisan and sectional differences. House voted a three-hour
debate on Flood bill. Official statement that White House stands be
hind senate bill first, last and all the time. House bill is not entirely
approved because it does not provide other instrumentalities beyond
arming ships. At outset debate on Flood bill aroused intense enthusi
asm on both sides of the House. Cited similar authority granted to
executive in 1794, 1798, 1815, 1829, and 1856. Attacks pacifists. New
development may bring extra session. Likely be called March 5.
Lodge offered resolution that Wilson be requested to inform Senate
whether Zimmermann note in his opinion, is authentic. If authentic
that he send senate further information relative to any activity of Ger
may affecting international relations. Senate committee on foreign re
lations ordered favorable report after changing a few words.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Price at N. T. 95 decreet....
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...
Angela Copper Company....".
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company....
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway ft Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7 per cent Ffd.)
Hilo Railway (Common)
San Carlos ,
was to call attention of president
make peace within a few months."
Coulter wins championship. Maile
M. MARCH 2, 1917.