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(To Arrive and Leave Honolulu)
LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
per lb. per ton
Today's quotation 6.205 104.10
Last previous price . 6. 27 105.40
From Coast: Great Northern, Persia
Maru, 12; China, U. S. T. Sheridan,
For Coast: Sonoma, Lurline, 13; Great
From Ausitalia: Sonoma, 13.
For Orient: Fersla Maru, 12.
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. - FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1917.
MAUI COUNTY FAIR
TO BE INCORPORATED
First Steps Taken For Permanent Organization
Will Include Racing
With the same spirit of harmony
prevailing that made the First Maui
County Fair the unqualified success
that it was, and with ample enthusi
asm, a meetng of fifty of Maul's rep
resentative citizens definitely decided
yesterday to make the Maul County
Fair a permanent feature. It was
tacticly decided not to hold a fair
this year, but to concentrate on a big
event for 1918, at the time of the Civic
The first steps were also taken yest
erday towards Incorporating a per
manent fair association, and before
the meeting udjourned $1181 had been
subscribed towards the $10,000 at
which it was decided to fix the capital
to start with. Harold W. Rice, who
was the temporary chairman, was
authorized to appoint a committee of
a dozen or more members to circulate
the subscription list with expectation
of having the required three-fourths
of the capital subscribed by the next
meeting which will be held on March
To Join Racing Association
The sentiment of the meeting
strongly favored accepting the offer of
the Maul Racing Association to merge
Its idehty with the fair association,
and a committee consisting of D. C.
Lindsay, O. J. Whitehead, and Will. J.
Cooper was appointed to meet with a
committee of the racing association to
consider the details of the proposed
merger. If the plan goes through, It
will probably mean that the racing
association will turn over Its grounds
Management and Clerks
Construction Material ..
v. -- t i -- w
Space Commercial Section
Entertaining Concessions -
i Advertising and Sales (Program)
i Rent of Tents
J Electric Lightning
Live Stock Expense
Watchmen and Police
Commercial Advertising and Printing..
The following bills are not yet paid but are probably O. K.:
Maui Publishing Co $ 25.75 . Two bills are in dispute
H. Howell Eng. Co. 13.70
Awards and Prizes . 98.35
E. & O. E.
D. C. LINDSAY.
Kahulul, Maui, T. H. March 8th,
In forming a temporary organiza
tion of the new association, R. A.
Wadsworth declined to accept the
chairmanship, but In short talk he
torn of the results gained by pulling
together, and of his hopes of the fair
for the future. His" remarks were
vigorously applauded. Before the
meeting adjourned a vote of apprecia
tion and thanks was tendered him.
Harold Rice was thereupon nominat
ed and elected chairman, and D. H.
Rietow To Manage
New Foss Company
Stockholders Take Charge Of Old Maui
Stables Outfit And Will Aim To Put
It On Its Feet
Despite the fact that J. C. Foss, Jr.,
the well-known Maul engineer and
contractor, Is decidedly in bad financi
ally, as reported in the Maui News
last week, the new company which he
Incorporated a few weeks ago plans to
go ahead. The company is known as
the Wailuku Construction and Dray
ing Company, Ltd., and it is to con
tinue under the management of Ray
B. Rietow, as acting manager.
The new company has taken over
the property of Foss as represented by
the Maui Stables, a rock crushing out
fit, and some other material, and will
do a general drayage business. It has
nothing to do with the Olinda reser
voir contract, which has been taken
bold of by the Baldwin National Bank.
J. C. Foss, Jr. continues as president
of the corporation, but it is understood
, that some seventy-five percent of the
1 stock is held by D. T. Fleming. The
pother officers of the company are W.
Association Stock Being
and buildings to the fair, which In
turn will assume some $1750 of Indebt
edness of the older organization.
Want Everybody Interested
A committee composed of D. H.
Case, E. R, Bevins, and F. B. Cameron
was appointed to draw up articles of
incorporation for the new association,
after studying the form considered
best adapted to make the organization
a popular one in every sense. For
this reason it was not definitely deter
mined whether the ordinary form of
joint stock company should be formed,
or incorporation made under the new
co-operative association law. In either
case it 7&s definitely expressed that
the control of the organization should
be of the members as members and
not as shareholders.
The $10,000 of capital stock will be
issued In shares of $1 each, and it is
the hope that a large number of per
sons will take this stock In Bmall
amounts rather than a few in large
1916 Committee Pau
The committee which organized and
carried through to Its great success
the First Maul County Fair, is no
more. It held its last meeting yester
day afternoon, with Chairman R. A.
Wadsworth presiding, made Its final
report, and adjourned sine die.
The financial statement shows a
balance still on hand from the first
fair of $1753.06, though there is still
some $200 in bills yet to be paid. The
complete statement follows:
2,043.05 $ 766.60
Weller & Vasconcellos (Use of
Island Electric Co. (Services
Mr. Blair) 42.00
Case, secretary and the meeting at
once got down to business with the
results outlined above. The stock
subscription list that was started con
tains the names of practically every
man present at the meeting. It is
headed by W. F. Pogue's name.
The plan is to incorporate as soon
as possible, and with the capital from
sale of stock, proceed to have con
structed permanent buildings for the
Election One Month
By the passage of House bill No., 18,
by the legislature this week, the date
of Maui's county election (as well as
of Hawaii andKauai) is postponed to
Tuesday, June 12, from May 8. The
primary election is thus automatically
changed from April to May also. The
principle reason for the change is that
it will bring the campaign after the
close of the legislature.
LURLINE BRINGS PASSENGERS
AND FANCY LIVESTOCK
With 26 passengers, most of them
tourists, and 1400 tons of freight for
Maul consignees, the Matson liner
Lurline arrived at Kahulul early this
morning, and is taking on sugar and
pineapples. She will get away for
Honolulu tomorrow evening. The
Lurline had a rough passage from the
Coast, as is evidenced by the scatter
ed shingles which made up a part of
her deck cargo. She brought several
h'gh grade hogs for Lorrin Smith, and
two crates of fancy white Leghorn
poultry for Mrs. F. F. Baldwin.
II. Engle, vice-president; R. B. Rietow,
secretary-treasurer; W. A. Baldwin
and D. C, Lindsay, directors.
Island Electric Co.
Superintendent Tells Utilities Board
Kahului Railroad Hogs All The
"Juice" Will Probe Further
On complaint from the Maul News
of poor power service, the Island
Electric Company of Maul was the ob
ject of Investigation again by the pub
lic utilities commission on Tuesday.
J. H. Blair, superintendent of the com
pany, was examined at the length bv
Commissioners Carden and Glgnoux
and Judge Watson, commission attor
ney, as to what the company planned
to do to remedy its service.
Lack of definite information on ac
count of the residence on the main
land of the president of the company,
Robert E. Bond, hindered the commis
sion from making much progress.
Blair was instructed to produce for
the commission all correspondence on
the negotiations for renewal of the
power contract with the Kahulul Rail
way and tho present contract as well
as the contract with the Maui News.
The cause of the newspaper's com
plaint Is that every once in a while
their power gives out. The company
explains that this Is due to the "over
load" from excessive use of power by
the Kahulul Railway during the day.
The situation as described by Blair is
that the plant has not the capacity of
the present consumption of power in
cluding the large amount used by the
railway company. He explained that
the contract with the railway would
expire in September and that mean
while it would be impossible to install
additional power units and that the
only thing that could be done was to
wait for the expiration of the railway
An investigation of the company's
service at present, said Commissioner
Glgnoux, would be very unsatisfactory
with the head of the company, Mr.
Bond, on tho mainland. Advertiser.
Baker's Dozen Mauiites
Drawn On Federal Juries
The following Maui citizens have
been drawn to serve on the grand or
trial juries of the United States dis
trict court for the April term:
Grand Jurors: Gus J. Bechert, La-
haina; H. S. Hagerup, Lahaina; Will
iam K, Buchanan, Lahaina; Daniel T.
Carey, Wailuku; William Allen, La
Trial Jurors: Edgar J. Walker, Pala;
Edmund F. Deinert, Puunene; Sam
uel Lindsay, Kahului; C. A. Beall,
Puunene; Joaquin Garcia, Wailuku;
James T. Fantoni, Puunene; Richard
Saunders, Keanae; V. A. Vetlesen,
MANY MAUI SALARIES
All County Officials Expecting Raises County
Clerk Bill Killed Maui Delegation Asks For
HONOLULU. March 7 Maul's dele
gation made quite a little splash on
Tuesday when they dropped a batch
of appropriation bills aggregating
$620,000 into the legislative pot all at
one time. Just how they will fare,
of course remains to be seem. The
big bill of the batch calls for $500,000
for building the' road through the so
called "ditch country," on the Koolau
side of Maul, and is proposed as a
part of the territorial road scheme of
tbe civic convention. Representative
Joseph stood sponsor for the bill. The
other bills were $20,000 for a sea
wall at lahaina, Introduced by Waia
holo; $30,000 for lining the Olinda
reservoir, Tavares; $20,000 for recon
structing the Iao Valley road, Paschc
al; and $50,000 for a county building
at Wailuku, Paschoal.
Tins does not include all that Maul
expects to ask for, as a $200,000 item
is to be asked for ships wharf at La
haina, $10,000 for a wharf at Lahaina,
and possibly a few hundred thousand
for a road up Haleakala. Representa
tive Brown, of Lahaina, will also ask
for $35,000 for a court house for the
west Maui capital.
May Consolidate Road Bills
It was expected that a general road
bill covering the plans of the Civic
Convention would be introduced
which would carry all the various
road appropriation Items of the sever
al islunds, but this has not yet been
done. In fact nobody seems to know
much about the matter. The $500,000
road item is to form Maui's part on
tbe big bill, as would also the Hale
akala road item, should such be in
troduced. While there seems to be a
good deal of favor for the plan, Kauai
is out strong against it, and a petition
Maui Woman Comes
Home To Keep Baby
Honolulu Paper Tells Story Of How
Police Officer Induced Young Wo
men Return To Husband
Given the choice between having
her two-year-old baby boy taken away
from her or returning with him to her
husband In Maul, a young Spanish
German wife gave up her love of the
"White Lishts" and returned In the
Claudine last night to her husband
in the Valley Island.
Joseph Leal, probation officer, was
the man who played Deus Ex Machina
yesterday, after he learned the story
of the women who had run away from
her husband and was keeping some
what doubtful company with soldier
and others at a place in Hotel Street.
Leal wirelessed yesterday afternoon
to the iusband to be on the wharf in
Kahulul at the arrival of the Claudine
this morning to welcome the erring
wife and their little boy.
The young woman had some trouble
with her hosband. In a strange city,
among people of different races and
divergent characters, the runaway
wife became the prey of the vicious.
The company she was keeping was
sufficient to cause Joe Leal to take a
fatherly hand in the game.
"Little woman," he told her yester
day, "it may be all right, but I'm
afraid it ain't. However, if you will
return to your husband in Maul by to
n'ght's Claudine we'll call everything
off and I, for one, will forget the past."
The Spanish-German wife under
stood. "And if I no go, what you do?"
she asked, seeking for information.
"Oh, I won't do much," Leal shot
back, looking her straight in the eye.
"If you don't go home to that hus
band of yours in the Claudine tonight
I'll take that little kid of yours from
you and keep him at the detention
home." ' -
"Sure you do that?" the mother ask
ed and there was a whimper In her
"Befcher. that's what I'll do." Leal
told her and she believed him.
Mamma and baby went home yester
day to hubby and papa. Advertiser.
WAIKAPU BALL TEAM BEHIND
TIME, HENCE NO GAME
Because - the Waikapu baseball
team got mixed on the time, or be
cause their clock was slow, there was
no base-ball game last Sunday as had
been announced. The large crowd
which had gathered to see the first
game of the season, went home after
waiting for nearly an hour. The game
was set for two p.- m., but it was three
o'clock before the All-Stars put in ap
from Kohala is also opposed to it.
County Clerk Bill Killed
Senator Baldwin's bill to make the
position of Maul county clerk appoin
ive by the board of supervisors was
short lived, being tabled in the senate
the other day for no particular reason
that could be learned. Perhaps the
quick visit to Honolulu by.Clerk Kaae
a few days ago had something ttT do
with it. There Is a report" that the
bill Is to be called up again, or sub
stitute one offered, but neither has
been done yet.
To Boost Maul Salaries ' ' -J
A general boosting of county salar
ies for Maui is contemplated ltt the
bills introduced by Representative
Brown, last Friday. Inasmuch as
there will inevitably be a general par
ing down of budgets before tho ses
sion closes it is very possible that the
full amount of the increases asked will
not get past. v
Following is a list of the boosts ask
ed: From To
Sheriff $J400 $2700
County Clerk 1800 2100
Auditor 2100 2400
County Attorney r 2400 2700
Treasurer Li. 2100 2400
Deputy Sheriff, .. .
Lahaina i3go 1500
Deputy Sheriff, I -
Wailuku 1680 1800
Deputy Sheriff, Hana u : 1080 1200
Deputy Sheriff, . '
Molokal 720 900
District Magaistrate - , .
Lahaina j200 1320
District Magaistrate -
Wailuku 1800 2100
(Continued on Paga Six.)
GERMANS FLOCKING TO
President Will Proceed To Arm Merchant Ships
Senate Adopts Cloture Measure ---Prohibition
Passes Senate, Robinson Opposing
HONOLULU, March 9 Inter-Island figures on coal given out.
Plant profits $24,748.03 from three-year sales td own steamers.
Norgaard testifies many dead cattle traced peculiar disease known
as shipping fever.
Mrs. Balen and Miss Storrs defeat Mrs. Coulter and Miss Ward
6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
WASHINGTON, March 9
United States and going to Mexico. More than one hundred daily get
ting passports at Mexican consulate.
NEW YORK, March 9 Seeming official information tells of two
powerful wireless plants at Mexico City operating dispatching code
messages and receiving in code direct to and from Berlin.
LONDON, March 9 Prussian food controler warns that surplus
stock of grain is low and in danger of being exhausted.
MELBOURNE, March 9 John Gavin Duffy, dead.
SANTIAGO, Cuba, March 9 United Stales marines landed here
at request of government of province.
liUNOEUEU, March o House passes resolution asking habor
board to explain its inaction in not removing German ships. Kelekolio
Board decides regular wharfage rates must be paid. Deputy at
torney general now drawing up bonds.
Lyman's bill provides $50,000 revolving fund to advance education.
Beneficiaries to receive $50 monthly. Is Shingle's bill.
LONDON, March 8 Bonar Law said in Commons he saw no
reason for resuming debate on Irish home rule, as asked by Nationalist
members' resolution. While firmly convinced jif justice of cause of
ententes they feel bound, he said,
adverse action. .
Count Zeppelin dead. Inflamation of lungs.
WASHINGTON, March 8 -Ambassador Guthrie died in Tokio of
4842 recruits joined army in February.
After bitter debate, amendment giving two-third vote of members
power to prevent filibuster and limit debate, passed senate 76 to 3.
Cumings, of Iowa, declared that anyone who said filibuster senators
conspired to defeat armed neutrality bill, falsified. Wished he could
use stronger term.
WASHINGTON, March 8 President has been advised govern
ment has power to arm merchantmen with action of congress. . Officials
believe he will act immediately.
Senate today took up cloture amendment by unanimous consent.
' LONDON, March 8 Britain is injured because Holland has an
nounced she will discontinue all
is regarded as an un-neutral act. Britain may retaliate by seizing all
Dutch ships in British harbors.
HONOLULU, March 8 Misses Belin and Storrs beat Misses Wil
liams and Schaefer. Will meet Mrs. Coulter and Miss Ward this
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, March 8 Every sugar plantation ex
cept one is involved in strike. San Diego Iglesias, head of labor federa
tion has called a general strike. Many cases of incendiarism.
HONOLULU, March 7 Federal survey of public schools is pro
vided for by resolution introduced by Representative C. M. Cooke.
Senate passes prohibition bill on third reading, 13 to 1. Robinson
opposed. Bill goes to judiciary committee of house.
Marquez puts in resolution to investigate use of governor's con
tingent fund in feeding national guardsmen last winter.
Steamers Pommern and Setos to remain at piers on filing $500,000
bonds- by agents.
Cecil Brown died at 5 :30 last evening. Had been invalid for two
years following apoplexy. Supervisors adjourn out of respect.
WASHINGTON, March 7 Prospect of extra session strong. Of
ficials close to President predict not later than June. Imperative to pass
big supply measures. President conferred with democrat caucus com
mittee which afterwards conferred with republican committee and both
parties agreed to recommend to caucuses a two-third vote shall close
debate in senate.
LONDON, March 6 Dr. Zimmermann defends German plot, ac
cording to Reuters as "Natural, and justifiable precaution." Is not
sorry that Japan knows.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M. MARCH 9, 1917.
Sugar Price at N. T. 96 degrees 5.205
Ewa Plantation Company 32.14
Hawaiian Commercial & Sutar Co 50.00
McBryde Sugar Company 11.00 '
Oahu Sugar Company 29.'
Olaa Sugar Company 15.
Pioneer Mill Company 38.00
Walalua Agricultural Company 31.00
Honolulu "Brewing & Malting Company..., 17.14
Mineral Products Company .' 1.05
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company 3.35
Kneels Copper Company 7 00
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company 39
Onome Sugar Company , S4.J4
Hawaiian Pineapple Company '.'
Oahu Railway t Land Company , 162.4
Mutual Telephone Company
HUo Railway (7 per cent Pfd.) gi
Hllo Railway (Common)
San Carlos jj-
Montana Bingham , 44
Germans by the hundreds leaving
to oppose government because of
sailings owing to submarines. This