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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL, 6, 1917.
THE mUI NEWS
Entered at the Foit Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-elm matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor and Publishers
Subschmion Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
ArRIL, 6, 1917
A SERIOUS SITUATION
If the national guard troops of Hawaii are ordered mobilized, and
are taken to Oahu for an extended period, these Islands
will be paying more dearly for their patriotism than probably any other
part of the United States. In fact the matter is so very serious as to
be uniustihed except as a last resort
But the nation is not in extremity and it is not fair to the Islands
nor to individuals that they should be asked to make sacrifices such as
no other part of the country has been called upon to even approximate,
It is entirely improbable that the army authorities in Washington under
stand the situation here, and steps should be taken by the Governor or
the legislature or by the commercial bodies to point out the facts.
For Maui, the proposed mobilization order means almost complete
business paralysis. For example practically every man of the operating
force of the Kahului Railroad from the superintendent down, is a na
tional guardsman. With their going it is difficult to see how trains could
be moved or shipping handled, for the company owns and operates the
wharves of Kahului harbor as well as the railroad proper. Of some
200 men above the class of common laborers in this company office
clerks, station agents, wharfingers,, tram crews, shop and yard men
fully 75 percent are enlisted.
The same condition prevails in all private business. Almost universally
plantation managers and other employers, in their patriotic zeal to do
their part, not only joined the guard themselves, but by their influence
brought practically all of their eligible employees in with them. This
is true at Puunene plantaion, of which Col. Frank Baldwin is manager
It is true of the Maui Agricultural Company s raia plantation. It
the case with the Wailuku Sugar Company. The same thing is of course
true in most smaller business. A like situation doubtless exists on Kauai
and on Hawaii. N
Five members of the sheriff's department in Wailuku alone, a deputy
sheriff in Lahaina, the tax assessor for Maui county and his chief deputy
both clerk and reporter of the circuit court, are among the county and
territorial officials who belong to the national guard. Their taking away
will not be irreparable, but it will certainly seriously upset system and
rum efficiency in the various offices.
With half a dozen doctors to cover all Maui, half of them will go i
the guard goes. This will include the superintendent of the Kula
Sanitarium. New physicians will have be brought in to fill their places
No state of the Union will ever be bled to this extent because no
state has in the organized militia anywhere near so large a proportion
of its citizen population. Hawaii's guardsmen are not dress parade
soldiers. They are not quitters. If they can be shown that they are
needed in Honolulu now they are ready. As intelligent citizens they
do not see it yet.
Moreover they were promised that their services should be limited
to Maui. If this promise was unauthorized it was accepted in good faith
It was the means by which the enlistment of the Maui companies was
made possible. As we said before, the war department certainly does
not understaryi the situation.
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS
Robert W. Breckons, attorney arid republican national committee
man, and general political prognosticator, returning from Washington
delivers himself of the prediction that within two years the Congress
will have passed the bill making residence in the territory a prerequisite
to holding government jobs here. Perhaps such little attentions as the
following from the Christian Science Monitor do something towards
the results which Mr. Breckons foresees:
"Speaking of Hawaii, it seems that the carpet-bagger has
made his appearance on the islands, and that he is more fortun
ate in obtaining Federal judgeships and postmasterships 'than
permanent residents who are good Democrats.' The carpet
baggar is an old acquaintance, but when last heard of he was
not in Hawaii, and he was not enjoying patronage under a
Democratic Administration. 'Two more carpet-baggers !' says
the Maui News, fn sorrow. But it is immediately comforted
by the reflection that it might have been two dozen. In order
to show that it is not narrow or inhospitable, that journal,
after commenting further on the subject, remarks : 'It isn't that
Hawaii doesn't want to welcome newcomers, but that she dis
likes to share their affection with a cow left somewhere back in
Tennessee or Missouri.' This is what Artemus Ward might
have called sourcasm."
The Murderer At Hana
The verdict of a Maul Jury in the
case of John IIu Kaill, the liana mur
derer, out rages commonsense and
This man, as the climax of a drunk
en Christmas oreie. struck down an
other man with a lamp, beat him un
conscious with the butt of a rifle, set
fire to the home, burned the body and
also burned his own ten-year-old eon
so badly that the lad died the follow
ing day. The jury was out four and
one-nair hours and brought in a ver
dict of assault and battery.
Sympathy for the murderer Is said
to have been the reason why the jury
brought In this verdict. He had been
keeping away from booze for some
time until the Christmas revel
Then he lost his reason temporarily,
drinking cheap and maddening 75
cent-a-gallon wine, and the double
After all, it is not this poor victim
of his own appetite for booze who Is
the real murderer. It Is booze Itself,
John Hu Kaill and the whole horrible
story furnish one of the many un
aswerable arguments against booze.
In the face of sueh a story as this
all the plausible, flimy defense of
paid attorneys, lobbyists and hangers-
on of the booze Interests goes to
pieces, and there remains the stark
terrible fact that booze caused John
Hu Kaill to slay a fellow-man, his
friend, and In his blind, drunken rage
to cause the death of his own son.
Speaker Holstein's bill containing
salaries to territorial employes in
case they are called into active war
service ought to pass the legislature,
and from its speedy progress through
the lower house, It ought to strike no
snags in the upper.
The measure is doubly useful be
cause a very large proportion or tne
territorial officials and employes are
members of the national guard, and
at any time may be called into special
service for their country. Under such
circumstances, it is the patriotic duty
of the territory to stand by its citizens
who are on active duty.
The territory of course cannot im
pose similar legislation on private
employers, but It can set a good exam
pie to them. This It will do by pas
sage of the bill without factional bagg
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On The Other Islands
Poultry And Kennel
A movement for the organization of
a Hawaiian poultry and kennel asso
ciation has been started in Honolulu,
Maunel Costa, who Is connected with
Benny & Co., being one of the most
active workers toward that end.
Mr. Costa is an enthusiastic chicken
raiser, going in for White and Buff
Orningtons. His success was demon
strated at the recent Maui County fair
where his fine three-year old White
CrDington rooster "White King," car
ried off the blue ribbon and was also
awarded a special prize.
Timely Farm Hints
By F. G. KRAUSS, Supt.
Haiku Extension Division,
Hawaii Experiment Station
The relationship between automobiles and roads is one that is only
just beginning to be generally understood. Motor cars must have good
roads to be of highest utility, and on the other hand a different type
of road is needed to withstand the destructive effects of auto service.
The fine points of this relationship together with the matter of taxes
and cost of road construction, were strikingly brought out in form of
graphic charts by H. Gooding Field in last Saturday's "Good Roads"
edition of the Star-Bulletin. This and a great deal of other careful
data bearing on the subject of roads in the Islands, is of most timely
interest. It should do much towards crystalizing public sentiment
definitely for permanent road construction for the future, and it should
help materially the solving of some of the problems on roads which
are now vexing the legislature.
LEST THE CASE BECOMES HOPELESS
There is but one country in the world on which Hawaii might
draw for 30,000 laborers, and that country is the United States of
America. Even were it possible to recruit such a number there, it is
certain that a great" deal of circumspection would be necessary' were
the Islands to properly profit by the addition. Holstein's resolution
to have the Congress permit the bringing in of 30,000 Chinese laborers
for the rice fields, is simply breath wasted, of course. We have com
munity stomach-ache bad enough as it is without trying to assimilate
any more indigestibles for a while at least.
The pleasure and duty of welcoming the splendid new liner "Maui"
should not be taken too lightly. Not only has this latest addition to the
Matson fleet been named after this" island, a distinct compliment on the
part of Capt. Matson, and said to be due to recollections of pleasant
visits here in years past, but she is to make a special visit on her maiden
voyage here largely in order that Maui people may have an opportunity
of inspecting her. According to latest advices the beautiful big boat will
arrive in Kahului a week from next Sunday morning April 15 and
will remain there during the day, sailing for Hilo in the evening. It
behooves Maui to think up some suitable form of reception for the
"Star Shooting on Punchbowl Range" is a Honolulu paper's head
ing of a national guard target practice. Shooting too high has always
been a common fault of amateur marksmen.
Wounded His Wife
Then Killed Himself
Thinking that he had murdered his
wife, a Portuguese girl, young David
Paalani of Kealakekua. South Kona,
placed a shotgun to his head and al
most blew it off of his body, on Mon
Paalani, who was a road laborer,
married a young Portuguese girl about
three years ago and since then there
has been much trouble in the house
hold, which culminated last Monday
in the attempted murder and suicide.
Mrs. Paalani was wounded when her
husband shot at her and fell as though
dead. It was then that Paalani,
thinking he had killed his wife, blew
his head off. The woman was taken
to the hospital at Kealakekua and will
Sir Ernest Shackelton, the renown
ed explorer of the Antarctic regions,
nassed throug Honolulu on the Sierra,
on Tuesday, enroute from Australia to
England. Hi? presence on board the
Sierra was not known prior to the ar
rival of the vessel at Honolulu. As a
guest of the Honolulu chamber of com
merce the noted Englishman was
shown the sights of the city, and
made an Interesting address at a
hastily arranged luncheon. Shackel
ton Is a naval officer and goes to
England to report for duty.
Plant A Kitchen Garden 1
If you do not think It worth while,
visit some of the public school gardens
and pupils' home gardens Inaugurated
by the Star-Bulletin this spring and
which are now at their height. No
further admonition will be necessary.
In the stress of food shortage no one
thing will aid more to tide over a try
ing siege or In the least event, do
more to reduce the high cost of living
than will a carefully planned and well
cared for vegetable garden. It was
the writer's good fortune to visit a
number of the school and home gar
dens on Maui and Oahu recently.
Many of these gardens proved a revel
ation. Areas no larger than the ord
inary back yard of towns' folk were
usually under cultivation. Yet an
enormous amount of choice succulent
truck was raised, often under very
adverse soil conditions. In at least
two schools visited, vegetables had
actually been Bold amounting to a
rate equivalent to between" $500.00
and $800.00 per acre. When we take
Into account that most of the work
was done by children in the grades
below the sixth, and In no case ex
ceeding fifteen years of age, it illus
trates in a striking manner how even
the children may be Inspired and guid
ed to employ some of their spare time
to fine advantage. "Plant a Garden!
A high authority on nutrition says:
"From vegetable food can be obtained
all the materials necessary for the
flevelopment of tissue and energy in.
the human body. Beans and peas
contain tissue forming materials; the
oils and fats contained in vegetables
are entirely suitable for true food and
accessory purposes. Sugar and starch
vegetable products are among the
most important sources of energy In
the human system. The succulent
nature of fresh vegetables is a splen
did regulator of the bodily functions.
"Plant a Garden!
The waring nations of Europe ap
preciate very fully the high food value
of vegetables and are straining every
effort towadrs maximum production.
For practical reasons it behooves the
housekeeper to give serious attention
to the food value and economy of
home-grown vegetables. Meats of all
kinds and such products as eggs ana
milk are steadily rising in cost and
there is no probability of a material
reduction from now on. A number
of factors have contributed to this,
some of which are beyond legislative
control. While it Is true that a good
deal of the increased prices are due
to control of production and Bupply by
large corporations, this Is by no
means the only cause. The produc
tion of animal food has not kept pace
with the increase of population, and
sanitary regulations have caused
much material that in former years
would have been used as food, to be
dumped into the fertilizer tank.
"Plant a Garden!
The immense variety of vegetables
offered by the seedsmen is often con
fusing. The Extension Division is in
a position to aid the prospective gard
ners in selecting suitable varieties
and also to instruct as to cultural
methods best suited to local condi
tions. Congressional seeds are also
available to all who will apply for
"Mankind is hoping for a golden
age. Many changes must be wrought,
and much water must flow to the sea,
before this age will be reached, but
one step will be when it Is recognized
that health and economy will be pro
moted by the use of the 'green herb
for meat" "Plant a Garden!
By the Great Northern, the Mat
sonla, and the Sierra, all sailing for
the coast this week, 600 tourists left
the islands. The Lurline brought 14
down on Tuesday.
Mildred Halsey gave a piano-recital
in her studio over the Kleinert meat
market last evening. She had quite
a crowd present to see how those St
Louis piano-lessons had improved her.
They found a great change In her.
Miss Halsey wore a filmy dress, very
stylish, high-heeled shoes, and a gold
looking bangle invher hair that clink
ed when she shook her head. It was
all new to Delhi and created much
talk among the muBic-lovers present.
She played half a dozen pieces by old
German masters better known in New
York than here. She got her biggest
rise, tho, when she knocked out
"Hitchle Koo," for a turkey-trot that
was enjoyed by everybody. Larson
Keller, however, stept on the train of
Mrs. Cyrus Perkins Walker, wife qf
the mayor. It was him and Constable
Brown who rolled down the stairs.
The trial comes up tomorrow. The
"Pa, a man's wife 1b his better half,
"We are told so, my son."
"Then If a man marries twice there
Isn't anything left of him, is there?"
"I have often stood in a slaughter
house," observed the man from Chi
cago, "while the butchers were kill
ing hogs on all sides of me."
"Oh," exclaimed the tender-hearted
girl, "weren't you dreadfully afraid?"
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
INSTALLATION OF ENTIRE
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
in ordering shoes from our large
ivinter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
will be rvell to do so now.
We have a large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
Uime OablcD(aliului Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger "J rain. Schedule (Except Sunday)
Th following schedule went into effect June 4th, 1913.
5 3 17,
5 Jo 3 7
5 09 3 5
5 00 a 55
4 5 a 47
4 5ia 46
4 45 a 40
4 44 39
4 40. a 35
1 as'8 42
1 15 8 30
L" Spreck- "A
A" ell,Ti"e II
L" Hama- "A
L.. Haiku ..A
TOWARDS PUUNENE TOWARDS KAHULUI
Nwmir PiiiHjif liiUics STATIONS sms Uutnv Pmeip
-m fj. !!!!LL..KahuluiAM!!!! am pm
2 m IS ? A..Puunene..L 2.5 6 22 3 15
3.00J610 2.5 Q 6 12 3 L05
J. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sundays,
at 6:50 a. m., arriving at Kahului at 6:51 a. m., and connecting wltk
the 8:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
8.' DAGOAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will be sarrWt free
of charge on each whols ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, was
baggage is in charge of and on th same train as the holder of Us ticket.
For excess baggags 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thsrsof will
For Ticket Fares and other Information ie Local PasBtngar Tarlf L C. O.
No. t, or inquire at any of th Depots.
lUlATSON NAVIGATION CO.
1917 PASSENCER SCHEDULES AND PORTS OF CALL
Manoa . . ,
Lurline . . ,
Manoa . . .
Maui . ...
Manoa . .
Manoa . .
Maui . ...
Manoa . .
Maui . ...
Manoa . . .
Maui . ....
Manoa . ..
I Lne Arrive Honolulu
Fr'sco Honolulu Leave
93 Mar. 7 Mar. 13 Mar. 15
40 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar. 22
42 Mar. 21 Mar. 27 Mar. 29
107 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 5
1 Apr. 4 Apr. 10 Apr. 12
41 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 19
43 Apr. 18 Apr. 24 Apr. 26
94 Apr. 24 May 1 May 3
2 May 2 May 8 May 10
42 May 8 May 15 May 17
44 May 16 May 22 May 24
95 May 22 May 29 May 31
3 May 30 June 5 June 7
43 June 5 June 12 June 14
45 June 13 June 19 June 21
96 June 19 June 26 June 28
4 June 27 July 3 July
44 July 3 July 10 July 12
46 July 11 July 17 July 19
97 July 17 July 24 July 26
5 July 25 July 31 Aug. 2
45 July 31 Aug. 7 Aug. 9
47 Aug 8 Aug. 14 Aug. 16
98 Aug. 14 Aug. 21 Aug. 23
5 Aug. 22 Aug. 28 Aug. 30
46 Aug. 28 Sept. 4 Sept 6
May ' 11
May ' 18
May ' 19
July ' 14
July ' 28
Arrive Leave Ae
Honolulu Honolulu fr'sco
Mar. 18 Mar. 11 Mar. 27
Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 1 Apr. 4 Apr. 10
Apr. 8 Apr. 10 Apr. 17
Apr. 15 Apr. 18 Apr. 24
Apr. 22 Apr. 24 May 1
Apr. 29 May 2 May 8
May 6 May 8 May 15
May 13 May 16 May 22
May 20 May 22 May 29
May 27 May 30 June 5
June 3 June 5 June 12
June 10 June 13 June 19
June 17 June 19 June 26
June 24 June 27 July 3
July 1 July 3 July 10
July 8 July 11 July 24
July 15 July 17 July 31
July 22 July 25 July 17
July 29 July 31 Aug. 1
Aug. 6 Aug. 8 Aug. 14
Aug. 12 Aug. 14 Aug. 21
Aug. 19 Aug. 22 Aug. 28
Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Sept 4
Sept. 2 Sept. 5 Sept. 11
Sept. 9 Sept. 11 Sept 18
Schedules shown above are exact between San Francisco and Honolulu, and vice versa, but are approximate
as to length of time spent at Island ports of call.