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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1917.
Arsenic In Soil Is
Beneficial To Crops
Soon To Start At Paia
Maui People Warmly
Greet Steamer Maui
Those Who Travel
The use of arsenlte of soda as a
weed destroyer is quite common in Ha
waii, but there has generally been
some fear that the poison would re
act Injuriously through the root sys
tem on crops. The following from
Facts About Sugar quotes the depart
ment of agriculture to rfect that
arsenic is in reality likely to be be
neficial. It says:
Arsenic applied to the soil is actu
ally beneficial and increases nitrogen
fixation, says J. E. Greaves, in the
Journal of Agricultural Research, the
official organ of the Department of
Agriculture at Washington, lie pun
lishes the findings of a series of ex
periments at the Utah experiment sta
tions in which this was proved.
"Arsenic cannot replace phosphorus
in the vital process of the nitrogen-fix
ine orcanism." Greaves says, "but it
csn in some manner liberate phos
phorus from its insoluble compounds
This may be cither a direct or an in
"Arsenic stimulates the cellulose
ferments, and these in turn react upon
the activity of the nitrogen-fixing org
anisms." Other investigators have found that
arsenic enters into direct combina
tion with the iron in the soil, thereby
releasing the phosphorus. These find
ings prove that the use of arsenate of
soda for killing weeds in a sane new
actually increases the fertility of the
soil and should, in some measures,
help out the phosphate fertilization
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Maul, to educate grown-ups through
the children in better methods, and in
cidentally to prepare the way for a
fair exhibit that will excell anything
that could be possibly accomplished
with shorter preparation.
Another example of the way in
which the Fair Association is getting
busy, is in the appointment on Tues
day of Haroi'l W. Rice, as a commit
tee of one to make a careful study of
the both the question of supply and
demand for various food products here
in the Islands. What steps, if any
should be taken towards getting the
consumer and the producer in touch
through the grocers and e ther middle
men, is one of the thing1 which Mr.
Rice will make a study of.
Efforts will also be made to deter
mine what crops will likely be plant
ed under the present stimulus of food
scarcitv and war demand, and if it will
be possible to expect the army on Oa
hu to take any.
In short the Fair Association deems
it within its province to see that
Maui County goes into this matter of
food preparedness in an intelligent
and sensible manner.
The meeting on Tuesday was the
first business meeting that the direct
ors have held since they were elected
at the organization two weeks ago,
and the first work was to elect officers
as follows F. F. Baldwin, president;
R. A. Wodsworth, vice-president; D.
C. Lindsay, treasurer, D. H. Case.
Raring Committee Named
The regular Fourth of July races
which for 30 years have been held on
Maui under the old Maui Racing As
sociation, which has now merged its
identity with that of the Maui county
fair, will this year be carried out und
er direction of the following commit
tee named at Tuesday's meeting: F.
B. Cameron, chairman; Dr. J. C. Fitz
gerald, and Dan T. Carey.
The Fair directors will hold another
meeting next Tuesday at which time
further standing committees will
probably be named, and reports from
present committees called for.
Boy Burglars Wind Up
In Makawao Jail
Joe Miguel, aged 14, and his brother
Nicholas, aged 12, of Kula. were ar
rested yesterday on charge of burgl
ary. The boys are accused of having
broken into the store of Hop Fat, and
stolen the contents of cash drawer
amounting to $8 or $10, and a quantity
of candy. The owner of the store was
down at Kahului at the time. The
bovs were locked up in the Makawao
Fined For Contempt
In Jail For Hour
Because District Magistrate Anjo,
of Makawao, did not like the manner
of District Court Attorney E. O. Born,
in connection with the trial of a num
ber of Paia gamblers, last Tuesday,
the court fined Born $10 for contempt.
The lawyer refused to pay, and the
Magistrate issued a mittimus, and sent
him to jail. After about an hour in
durance vile, Born changed his mind
about serving out his fine. He dug up
the amount and was released.
DEATH OF FORMER
Frank G. Correa, a native of Kipa
hulu, Maui, died in Honolulu on Satur
day, April 14. He had not been well
for gome years, but the death came
very suddenly. He is survived by a
wife and a 13 year old daughter. He
was 34 years of age.
The deceased was a linotype
operator. He was for some time em
ployed by the Maul Publishing Com
pany, but most of his life has been
spent in Honolulu. His parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Manuel G. Correa, are row
residents of Waianae, Oahu. Frank
G. Correa, of Kula, Maui, Is an uncle.
J. K. Kahookole, the Wailuku sur
veyor, Is in Honolulu on business.
T. B. Lyons, of Wailuku, is a busi
ness visitor in Honolulu this week.
Dan Carey, of Wailuku. is a busi
ness visitor to Honolulu this week.
Geo. C. Munro, of Ianal, was n busi
ness visitor to Honolulu this week.
Eben P. Low, of Honolulu, returned
to Honolulu on Monday night after a
short visit to Maui.
Supervisor R. A. Drummond was a
business visitor to Honolulu last Satur
day. William Helming, deputy tax asses
sor of Makawao district, was in Hono
lulu this week on private business.
C. A. Farden, of Lahaina, was a
passenger to Honolulu last Monday
Hugh Howell, of the Howell En
gineering Company, was a business
visitor to Honolulu this week.
A. L. Burdick, of the department of
public works staff in Maui, was a pas
senger to Honolulu on Monday night
County Attorney E. R. Bcvins re
turned on Tuesday morning from a
short business trip to Honolulu.
J. Garcia, cashier of the Wailuku
branch of the Bank of Maul, returned
on Tuesday from a several days busi
ness trip to Honolulu.
H. A. R. Austin, of the hydrographic
survey service, is on Maui this week
looking after stream gaging in various
parts of the county.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Y. Alona. of Hana,
Yow Look Aiona and Miss Aiona,
were returning passengers from Hono
lulu by the Claudine this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Robertson, of
Honolua, returned on Wednesday from
a week's visit with friends in Hono
lulu. John Waterhouse, of the firm of
Alexander & Baldwin, spent Sun da v
and Monday on Maui, coming up, on
the steamer Maul.
Senator H. A. Baldwin returned to
the capital on Monday night's Manna
Kea. He came up on Sunday morning
on the new steamer Maui.
Mrs. J. J. Walsh, who has been in
Honolulu for several weeks, returned
homo last Sunda morning as a pas
senger on the steamer Maui.
Mrs. John Fleming, of Honolulu, Mrs.
James Fleming, and Mrs. W. S. Nlcoll,
were lunch guests of Mrs. Will. J.
Cooper, at Kuiaha, yesterday.
J. J. Walsh, wso came up from Hon
olulu by the liner Maui on Sunday, re
turned to his duties at the Capitol on
Representative Ed. Waiaholo. of La
haina, who has been ill for several
weeks, is still unable to attend to his
Miss Ramona Morgan and Miss
Margaret Fleming, who have been
visiting on central Maui for the past
week, returned to their homes in Hon
olulu on Monday night's Mauna Kea.
W. O. Smith, who came up from
Honolulu last Saturday in connection
with the settleing up of the Bailey
estate, was the guest of relatives over
Sunday returning to Honolulu on Mon
John Vasconcellos, of Kahului. was
a business visitor to Honolulu this
week. He went down in connection
with the moving picture business, in
which he is prominently interested on
Mrs R. C. Bowman, of Wailuku,
leaves this evening for Honolulu from
which place she will sail next week
for the Coast. She will be joined in
.Tuned by Mr. Bowman and together
they will spend thesummer vacation
J. C. Foss, Jr., returned on Monday
night from Hilo where he had been
for some days. He has made arrange
ments to open an engineering office in
the Bay City, and expects to move his
family from Wailuku about the first
of the month. .
C. W. Carpenter, plant bioligist of
the Hawaii experiment station, visit
ed Kula this week in connection with
his potato spraying demonstrations.
Mr. Carpenter is certain that by use
of good seed and proper care in spray
ing very much heavier yields of good
tubers can be secured.
John Fleming, of the firm J. P. Mor
gan & Company, of Honolulu, return
ed to Honolulu on Wednesday after a
week spent with his brother Super
visors Dave Fleming in game fishing
on the Lahaina side. Mrs. Fleming,
who has been spending several weeks
visiting in Kula and Makawao will re
turn home probably on Saturday.
A BARRYMORE SATIRE BY
LOCAL MAUI TALENT
The play entitled "A Twelve Pound
Look," which is to be given under the
direction of Helen Mar Linton on
April 28th at the Wailuku Town Hall
for the benefit of the Women's Aid
Society of the Wailuku Union Church,
is by Sir James Barrie, the leading
dramatist of the age as well as the
Maui will be given an unusual op
portunity to see this most delightful
satire, which was played by Ethel
liarrymore in New ork and on tour.
In l ie minds of most people Barrie
and Maud Adams, America's best lov
ed actress, are closely associated, and
fortunate indeed are they who have
seen the latter in Barrie's "Little
Minister" or "Peter Pan," or Ethel
liarrymore in "Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire" or
"A Twelve Pound Look." In the last
named play Barrie, always master of
one act plays, is at his best.
The cast is as follows: Prologue,
Mrs. Linton; Sir Harry Sims, Jack
Moir; Lady Sims, Gwendolin von
Tempsky; The Typist, Mrs. Rosanne
The evening's entertainment will be
supplemented by living pictures repre
senting well known subjects, and not
I the least attractive feature will be a
I pavalowa gavotte executed by Mrs.
j Harbold and Mr. Moir. During the
I evening delicious home-made candy
will be on sale.
Per str. Mauna Kea, April, 16 W.
O. Smith, John Waterhouse, H. A.
Baldwin, Mrs. Andrecht and three
children, Hugh Howell, Jack Walsh,
Miss Hopkins. Miss Sortwell, W. O.
Aiken, Mrs. N. Fuller, Mrs. M. O.
Silva and two children, Mrs. M. H.
Richard, Mrs. J. H. Hakuole and child,
C. A. Farden, E. Rodrigues, K. Kawa
kanii, Sing Joe, M. Imafugl, J. Kahoo
kele, Mr. and Mrs. J. Klanaga, D.
Tweelie, A. H. Turner, Dan A. L. Bur
dick, Mrs. W. E. Kamaka Waiwaiole
and child, C. Hayselden, H. Atender,
Mrs. T. Hussey and three children, S.
Yagi, G. Inutska, Miss A. R. Moore,
Miss R. Morgan, Miss M. Fleming, T.
A Lyons, R. Cockett.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
NO GERMAN SUBMARINE IN PACIFIC
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 That there are any German sub
marines at large in the Pacific ocean is flatly denied by the Japanese
admiralty. This denial was cabled yesterday afternoon to one of the
local Japanese papers following the repeated reports that have been pub
lished to the effect that German submarines have been seen operating in
SENATE PASSES 7 BILLION LOAN
WASHINGTON, April IS Seven billion dollars, 3 billion of
which are lo be set aside for use of the Allies and the balance for our
own war expenditures, were appropriated by the senate yesterday with
out a dissenting vote. Twelve senators were absent and did not vote.
Senator Stone, who led the filibuster in the session, announced himself
in favor of the bill. It is planned to make the loan a popular one, and
to that end to issue bonds in denominations, possibly as low as $25.
SUBMARINE ATTACKS NEAR ATLANTIC COAST
WASHINGTON, April 18 Germany's attempted blockade of
American ports may be considered to have begun. The U. S. destroyers
Smith was attacked by a German U-boat 100 miles off Fire Island light
yesterday morning, the torpedo passing across the bows of the de
stroyer. BIG WAR COUNCIL PLANNED SOON
TOKIO, April 17 Japan will be represented in the conference
which will le held in the United States in the very near furture. At
that time Balfour of England, Joffre of France and President Wilson
will discuss the methods and policy of the United States in its conduct
of the war.
WAR AGITATION STIRS SOUTH AMERICA
BUENOS AIRES, April 17 Supporters of the Allies and advo
cates of neutrality clashed in the street here today and a number were
injured in the rioting,
REVENUE COLLECTOR IN TROUBLE
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 Internal Revenue Collector Scott
and his brother and chief deputy have been suspended here pending the
investigation of a secret charge preferred by the authorities.
CONSCRIPTION ONLY WAY SAYS BAKER
WASHINGTON, April 18
house military affairs committee yesterday, told that body that conscrip
tion for. war service is the only practicable way. No matter what we
have done in the past, the lessons of
the enormous task imposed by modern
sion that conscription little as we
the only solution of our problem,
GERMAN STRIKE AFFECTS MUNITION WORKS
COPENHAGEN, April 18 The general strike which is fast
spreading over Prussia and Germany has now begun to effect the muni
tion factories of the Empire according to information reaching this city
RUSSIAN CROWN LANDS AND TITLES ABOLISHED
PETROGRAD, April 18 Yesterday it was formally announced
lhat the government has decreed the abolition of all class distinctions un
der the law and the abolition of all titles. It is also announced that the
government will take over crown lands for the benefit of the people.
OFFICERS' SCHOOLS ARRANGED FOR
WASHINGTON, April 18 Arrangements have been completed
for the opening of a training school
near Chicago. The California school will take over the work of train
ing twenty-five hundred officers for service, while the Chicago school
will be divided into four training camps ,and will tram ten thousand
Other camps and sehools will begin the work of turning out officers
for the army within a comparatively
word to go ahead.
GERMAN PRISONERS MUST WORK
WASHINGTON, April 13 The government has determined to
use the crews taken from the German ships in United States ports for
farming purposes and other work.
States and in Hawaii number 1866.
MAY TAKE RAILROADS AND TELEGRAPH
WASHINGTON, April 13 Tremendous powers to mobilize the
country's resources for war are provided for in amendments today in
troduced in the house by Chairman Adamson of the interstate commerce
committee, as a development of the law creating the interstate commerce
The amendments would place
control and operation of railroads, telegraph and telephone systems of
the country, and would authorize and direct him to draft the employes
of the great public utilities into military service, and use military forces
for the protection and operation of such systems.
The amendments also would increase the commission from 7 to 1 1
members, to take care of the greatly
ing out in detail the decisions of the president.
JAPAN EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS
TOKIO, April 13 Emperor Yoshihito of Japan has cabled presi
dent Wilson complimenting him on the participation of the United States
in the European war against Germany. Tokio newspapers are congra
tulating the united SU'tes on the action taken.
PLANS TO FINANCE RED CROSS
WASHINGTON, D. C, April
a group of leaders of the country to
consider financing the American Red Cross.
San Francisco, Cab, April 14 Flour reached $10.20 a barrel here
STILL PUSHING TURKS BACK
LONDON, England, April 17 The British made a further ad
vance at Epehy, on the west front, today.
The British force in Mesopotamia are continuing their advance up
the Tigris, and as they progress the Turks flee before them. They are
now within 10 miles of Samara, 70 miles north of Bagdad.
GERMANS CAN'T BECOME CITIZENS NOW
SA N FRANCISCO, April 5 Germans in the United States can
not become American citizens during war with Germany even though
they have formally declared their intention prior to a declaration of war,
federal officials were informed today by Richard K. Campbell, United
States commissioner of naturalization. The ruling will not operate to
I prohibit declaration of intention to
Entries will close a week from to
morrow, April 28, for the coming
women's doubles tennis tournament
to be held during the month of May
under the auspices of the Paia Ten
nis Club. It is the intention to have
all sets played off before the first of
June. Prize cups will be offered.
It is the intention to handicap the
classes for this tournament in A, B,
C, and D divisions. Names should be
sent in as soon as possible by those
who wish to take part, to J. Mac
Secretary of War Baker, before the
this war have shown clearly that
warfare forces us to the conclu
may like the sound of the world is
was his statement.
in the Presidio at San Francisco and
short time after congress gives the
Ihe crews in the mainland United
hi the power of the president the
increased responsibilities of carry
13 President Wilson today invited
meet in Washington on April 21 to
Arrangements are being made for
a fancy dress ball by the children, to
be given some time soon under
auspices of the Maunaolu Seminary
J. P. Foster, of Paia, is credited by
the Honolulu Advertiser with having
suggested the organization of an auto
mobile club on Maul. One important
object of such an organization would
be to urge enforcement of the auto
Scavenius ,a pianist of note, who has
attracted considerable attention in Ho
nolulu and Hilo by his masterful play
ing, is giving a concert tomorrow eve
ning at the Maul Hotel. His program
will consist of Grieg, Scriabln and
Chopin selections. The artist may
possibly give one or more other con
certs before leaving Maul.
The dedication of the rebuilt church
at Kaluaaha, Molokai, will take place
shortly. This large historic structure
that has stood for decades as a land
mark on the southern coast of Molokai
has recently been put in a nexcellent,
state of repair by Mr. H. Rexford
Hitchcock, acting for the Maul Aid
Association. A representative from
the board will attend the service of
The Hawaii Promotion Committee at
a meeting ruesnay atternoon reiter
ated its intention to get behind and
keep behind a movement, urging the
legislature to carry out its promises In
the matter of roads to Haleakala,
Maui, and Kilauea, Hawaii, as well as
other scenic points. Advertiser.
Pedro Esqueras, formerly of Wailuku,
Maul, has recently entered the Ha
waiian Board Bible school in the jun
ior class. He is also taking the r'ace
of assistant editor of the Filipino pap
er published by the board, the ' Ang
Abyan." Star-Bulletin .
Entered Of Record
MOSES KAUHIMAHU & WF to Ar-
sena G Duarte (w), int in R Ps 7893,
4106 & 6251, Kalua, Wailuku, Maui,
Apr 10, 1917. $155.
HOLUALOA KALAKAUA to David I
Kalakua; int in por Grant 141, Pau
wela, Hamakualoa, Maul, Apr 14,
JOHN M MEDEIROS & WF to Minnie
Batalha Nunes, 11,900 sq ft land,
Paia, Maui, Apr 13, 1917. $700.
ESTATE OF H P BALDWIN, by Trs
to Mele Ako, Lot 4 of Subdivision
Mahinahlna 4, Kaanapali, Maul, Nov
29. 1916. $100.
ESTATE OF H P BALDWIN, by Trs
toKaul Auwal, Lot 5 of Subdivision
Mahlnahina 4, Kaanapali, Maui, Nov
29, 1916. $100.
JOSEPH M KALUNA to R A Drum
mond, int in Grants 2987, 1286, 2293,
2994 & 3315, & R P 4327, Kanaio,
Honuaula, Maui, Apr 11, 1917. $125.
AGNES CHANG & HSB to R A Drum
mond, Grants 2987, 1286, 2293, 2994
& 3315, & R P 4327, Kanaio, Honuo
ula, Maui, Apr 16, 1917. $100.
MRS ADELINE H FOSS to von
Hamm-Young Co, Ltd, automobile,
Ter of Hawaii, Apr 6. 1917. $250.
OLOWALU CO. LTD., to' County of
Maui, 5111000 A land, Wailuku, etc
Maui, March 6, 1917. $1.
BISHOP OF ZEUGMA to County of
Maul, por R. P. Puuhaua, Hana,
Maui, March 28, 1917. $300.
MAUI TRADING CO., LTD., to Lahai
na National Bank, R. Ps. 1735, lease
holds, livestock, automobile, etc.,
Aki, Lahaina, Maui, April 16, 1917.
Wilson Appeals To
can still do service on the railroads of the armies that are fighting in
France against the common foes, where the suppliesof munitions for the
guns and the troops means the success or failure of our cause.
"We must supply everything that the people of England, France,
Italy and Russia have been supplying for themselves in the past, but
for which they can no longer afford the materials.
"Let us remember that the' industrial forces of this country are do
ing as great a service as the men on the battlefields, and act occordingly.
"The supreme need of the nation is cooperation out of our super-
abundance with the nations who have been fighting for freedom and
civilization in Europe. We must, as I have said, keep a stream of sup
plies going to Europe, that the forces of democracy may not fail. Should
we fall short in this first and most important duty, the whole enterprise
upon which we have embarked with such high hopes will fail.
"Even after the signing of the treaty of peace, the fact confronts us
that a large part of the people of Europe will have to depend upon this
country for a great proportion of the food they eat. They will have to
depend upon the harvests of America. Upon the farmers of this country,
then, depends in no small measure the fate of this war.
"I call upon young men and old men alike even upon the boys
to turn themselves into hosts of civilization and fight this war out on the
fields of this country. I call upon the farmers to make certain that no
pauis and no labor is spared in this great matter.
"I call upon the men who run the railroads, the great and vital
arteries of this country, that there shall be no slackening of their work,
that they do away with inefficiency. This is vital in the general scheme
of our campaign for freedom.
"Upon the merchants of the nation a great responsibility also rests.
I urge them to adopt for their motto small profits and quick service."
Turning to the question of ship building the President said:
"Shipbuilders the life of this war depends upon you. Through your
work the stream of supplies so necessary for the proper conduct of
this conflict must flow. Yours it is to see that no matter what the effort
of the submarine commanders may be that stream of supplies be kept
The President then turned his attention to the women of the nation.
To them he gave a message of strict economy in household expenditures.
"The housewife who practises economy," he declared, "ranks high
among those who serve the nation best in this time of straifl and stress,"
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furnish them with a steam fleet, and
how well Hint promise had been kept.
He voiced in appropriate terms the
appreciation of the people of Maui
for the tribute which Capt. Matson
hud paid their island in naming his
latest and finest vessel, and he point
ed out the appropriateness of the
nnme by referring to the motto of the
Island "Maul no ka ol" (Maul is the
best) which motto he said, fittingly
went with the name.
Matson Fleet Loyal To Hawaii
('apt. Matson, in replying to Presi
dent Wadsworth, declared his appreci
ation of what the Islands had done for
the Matson company, and pointed out
that in turn the Matson fleet had
stood by the islands against tempting
offers from the Atlantic. Today, Capt.
Matson declared, the Matson fleet
would easily bring $15,000,000 to Its
owners, was it offered for sale. But
the development of the Matson com
pany and the Islands has been mutu
ally inter-dependent, he pointed out,
and the fleet wilj continue to serve the
Islands unless requisitioned by the
A Beautiful Gift
The clock, with its two candle
slicks to match, which now occupy a
position on the nmntle at the foreward
end of the soi'ial ball on the vessel,
attracted much attention. Across its
base is engraved the inscription
"From the Chamber of Commerce of
Maui to the S. S. Maui. April 15, 1917."
Just below the dial of the clock Is set
a medajliou photograph of Capt. Mat
son. Capt. Johnson Remembered
Capt. Teter Johnson, the veteral
skipper of the Matson line, and now
commander of the Maui, was made the
recipient of a beautiful loving cup, en
graved in strong relief with his name
and the occasion of its presentation,
on one side, and on the other a splen
did reproduction of the steamship
Maui. The cup is a masterpiece of
the silver-smith's craft.
The gift was presented in the name
of the Maul chamber of commerce, by
Frank F. Baldwin in a very neat little
speech that produced much enthus
iasm among the hearers and consider
able embarrasment to the recipient.
Capt. Johnson, though much moved by
the tributes of appreciation paid him,
was able to express his thanks in en
tirely convincing manner.
Toasts To Ship
..There wer cheers given for Capt.
Matson, for Capt. Johnson, and for the
ship Maui, and there was a pledging
of the sincerity of the addresses and
eulogies in a number of toasts propos-. .
ed and drunk.
There were cheers given for Capt.
lty, no effort being spared to please
every visitor who came aboard and
they came from all parts of Maui to
the number of perhaps a thousand or
more. A buffet lunch was served .
throughout the morning, and several
large punchbowls were never per
mitted to remain empty.
Capt. Matson and Mrs. Matson, and
Capt. Johnson, together with other
officers of the ship and corporation,
and local people to the number of 20
or more, were the guests at lunch of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baldwin. Other
officers and passengers on the ship
were entertained In the homes of vari
ous Maui folk, while many-automobiles
of members of the Maui chamber of
commerce were placed at the disposal
of the visitors for sight seeing during
Maui Took Sugar
The vessel took on board some 1300
tons of Maui sugar before sailing for
Hilo at about 6 o'clock Sunday eve
ning. Nation For Unity