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MAILS NEXT WEEK
LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
Honolulu, April 25th.
per lb. per ton
Today's quotation C.13 $213.00
LaHt previous price 6.27 $125.40
' (To Arrive and Leave Honolulu)
From Coast: Sierra, 30; Wllhelmlna,
1; Nippon Maru, 3.
For Coast: China, 1; Matsonia, 2;
U. S. T. Sheridan, 4.
From Orient: China, 1.
For Orient: Nippon Maru, 3.
For Austrilia: Sierra, 30
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, APRIL, 27, 1917.
Gardens Is Big Plan
Fair Committee Votes Money For
Trips To Honolulu For Six First
Prize Winners Committee Chair
men For Districts Named
Endorsing the report and plans of
Its committee on children's gardens,
the Maul County Fair & Racing As
sociation, at Its meeting on Tuesday
afternoon went further and appropri
ated $50 for current expenses of the
committee in carrying out Its plans,
and an additional $225 to be used In
taking 6 first prize winning boys In the
big Maui garden contest to Honolulu
during the next Christmas holidays.
Director Mathews, who has general
charge of the organizing for the big
work, stnted that the committee plans
to have 1000 gardens started by chil
dren on Maul, all working through or
ganized committees in different dis
tricts. The first contest will close be
fore the first of the year, when an
other will be at once started with a
view of being ready for making a big
showing at the 1918 Maul county fair.
Following is Mr. Mathew's report:
Report Of Childrens'
The General Committee will be com
posed of some thirty members in as
many communities in the county of
Maul. Each locality will have a sub
committee of which the member of the
Garden Committee from the locality
will be chairman. The Gardens Com
mittee will meet once each week for
a general discussion of plans.
The Executive Committee, compos
ed of five members, is as follows: D.
H. Case, chairman; W. J. Cooper,
secretary; L. It. Mathews, director of
gardens; William McClusky; Dr. W.
The size of each garden shall be not
less that one hundred square feet.
Prizes recommended are as follows:
Six first prizes a trip to Honolulu ;
Six second prizes choice of the fol
lowing articles: ball and bat, baseball
mask, pocket flashlight, fountain pen,
set of garden tools, doll, hair ribbon
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Railroad Company's Bid Recommend
ed Approved By Local Army En
gineerCompany Ready To Begin
At Once On Word To Start
Unless some unforeseen delay oc
curs in Washington, actual work on
the new west breakwater at Kahului
harbor should begin in the next
month or six weeks. The bid of the
Kahului Railroad Company of $2.10
per short ton of rock in p'ace, was
forwarded to Washington last week
by Col. R. R. Raymond, U. S. engin
eers, with recommendation that It be
Superintendent Wm. Walsh states
that his company is ready to Btart
work the minute the contract is final
ly awarded, but that pending this
nothing can be done except to wait. In
anticipation, however, the company
has had the big crane which placed
the rock on the east breakwater en
tirely overhauled, and has made some
surveys for the extension of Its tracks
past the electric powerhouse near
which place the new breakwater will
Whether or not the present status
of war with Germany will have any
effect in delaying action on Col. Ray
mond's recommendation is something
that nobody in the Islands is able to
answer. The engineers estimate that
86,000 tons of rock will be required
for the big job.
FEEDS HIS HAWAIIAN
COWS ON COCOANUTS
Feeding his cows on the meat of
cocoanuts may be the secret by which
John Walgen ,a dairyman of Glenwood,
near the Volcano of Kilauea, won the
first prize at the recent Hawaii Coun
ty Fair for his butter.
Mr. Walgen told Judge C. IC. Quinn
last Saturday, that cocoanuts were
about $14 a ton cheaper than mid
dlings, and worth about $14 a ton more
as food for butter making cows. And
the cows shred up that cocoanut as
though it was cow candy.
"You see. Judge," asserted Walgen,
"I have some guernsey cows, but most
. of them are just plain Hawaiian cows.
I give them about three pounds of co
coanuts with their feeds every day
and so I get pretty near five percent
butter-fat in the milk."
However, there is no flavor of the
cocoanut In the butter made from the
milk of these Hawaiian cocoanut-eat-ing
cows of Glenwood. But he cannot
make enough for his customers'. Hilo
What County Fair
Got From Race Assn.
Technical Joke On Somebody Due To
Fact That Lease On Race Track
Has Long Since Expired Will
Have No Real Effect
The interesting fact developed yes
terday that for over two years the old
Maul Racing Association has been
without a title to the race track
grounds and building at Kahului. By
the same token the directors of the
new Maul County Fair & Racing As
sociation have also discovered that
legally they bought from the racing
association only some $1700 worth of
liabilities in form of notes in bank
and some current accounts.
The discovery came about when the
lease of the property from the Haw
aiian Commercial & Sugar Company
was hunted up Tor the purpose of mak
ing the necessary formal transfer.
Then it was found that the document,
instead of being for 99 years, as many
had believed, was really for but ten
years, and that time had elapsed in
March, 1915. The lease not only in
cluded the ground but also all build
ings upon it. The annual rental was
Of course the "discovery" is more
Interesting than serious, in that the
new association will simply secure a
new lease on the same terms as the
old one from the Hawaiian Commer
cial & Sugar Company, instead of
continuing under the lease of the old
association as had been intended. The
real situation is not changed in the
least. There is no question whatever
as to the securing of this new lease,
if the association wants it, there being
little use for the land except for the
race track, and besides President
Frank Baldwin, of the Maul County
Fair and Racing Association is on
particularly good terms with President
F. F. Baldwin, of the Hawaiian Com
mercial & Sugar Company.
Will Celebrate Golden
Maul friends of the Dickeys (form
erly of Maui), received last week golo
printed invitations to attend the golden
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Dickey which will be celebrated
on May 29, from noon till 5 p. m., at
the home of their son, Charles W.
Dickey, in Piedmont, (Oakland) Cali
fornia. The following children will be
present at the happy and momentous
occasion: Mrs. Grace Merrill, of Col
linsville, Cal.; Mrs. Belle Dole, of Ho
nolulu; Chas. W. Dickey, of Piedmont;
and Judge Lyle Dickey, of Lihue, Ka
Machine Gun Men
Be Infantry Officers
Many Promotions Announced Among
Maui Guardsmen Captains White
head And Henry Robinson Are
The following national guard orders
were issued last week affecting Maui
Subject to future examination, in
conformity with section 75, national
defense act of June 3, 1916, the follow
ing promotions in the infantry arm of
the National Guard of the United
States and of the territory of Hawaii
To be majors, with rank from April
19 Capt. Orlando J. Whitehead, 3d
Rgt. Haw. Inf.,.N. G.; ,Capt. Henry
Robinson, Jr., 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.
To be captains, with rank from
April 19 1st Lieut. EuVurd Walsh,
3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., K. G.; 1st Lieut. Al
vin Robinson, 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.;
1st Lieut. H. R. Sloggett. 2nd Rgt.
Haw. Inf., N. G.; 2d Lieut. Seabury
Short, 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.
To be first lieutenants, with rank
from April 19 2d Lieut. David Town
send, 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.; 2d
Lieut. II. Waiwaiole, 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf.,
N. G. ; 2d Lieut. Wm. K. Peters, 3d
Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.; 2d Lieut. F. P.
Uosecrans, 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.
The above named officers are as
signed to the 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.
The following named enlisted men
will be honorably discharged to accept
commission in the National Guard of
the United States and of the territory
of Hawaii: 1st Sgt. Caleb Burns, M. G.
Co., 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf., N. G.; Sgt. Fos
ter Robinson, M. G. Co., 3d Rgt. Haw.
Inf.. N. G.; Cpl. Samuel A. Baldwin,
M. G. Co., 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf.. N. G.;
Pvt. George Murray, M. G. C, 3d Rgt.
Haw. Inf., N. G. ; Pvt. J. S. B. Mac
kenzie, M. G. Co., 3d Rgt. Haw. Inf.,
N. G.; Pvt. Wm. R. Makaena, Co. E,
(Continutd on Page Eight.)
"Obey The Law: Keep
Your Mouth Shut"
Is Advice Of Attorney General To
Germans In United States Cover
ment Will Not Molest Alien En
emies If They Obey
In a letter to the Maul News from
U. S. Marshal J. J. Smiddy, of Hono
lulu, he says
"Enclosed herewith I beg to hand
you a copy of a letter received this
day from the Attorney-General. Pub
licatlon of the same in your paper may
be the means of keeping certain peo
ple out of trouble."
The Attorney -General's letter is as
"Washington, April 18, 1917,
"United States Marshal,
"You are hereby directed to give
full publicity to the following state
ment: "No German alien enemy in this
country, who has not hitherto been
implicated in plots against the inter
ests of the United States, need have
any fear of action by the Department
of Justice ;o long as he observes the
following warning: OBEY THE LAW;
KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.
"Respectfully, 1 '
T. W. GREGORY,
WILL ATTEND FAMILY REUNION
F. N. Lufkin, cashier or the.Lahai
na branch of the Bank of Maui, expects
to leave for the coast about the mid
dle of next month to attend the annual
family reunion at the home of his
mother in Normal, 111. He will be ac
companied by Miss Charlotte Smith,
of Illinois, who for some time has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Luf
kin, of Wailuku. C. D. Lufkin will
be unable to make the trip this year.
ORGAN RECITAL FOR
WAR RELIEF FUND
An organ recital will be given by
Mrs. Villiers, assisted by the choir,
and several friends, in the Church of
the Good Shepherd, Wailuku, on
Wednesday next, May 2nd, in the even
ing at 8 o'clock. This recital is for
the benefit of the Hawaiian Allied War
Relief Fund, a working organization in
the Islands for the wounded soldiers,
in hospitals. The public is very cordi
ally invited to this recital.
Submits A Program
Fourth Of July Meet To Be Held As
Usual New Associatien Pays
Debts Of Old Organization Purses
May Be Pared Dawn
At the meeting of the Maul County
Fair and Racing Association on Tues
day afternoon, Treasurer D. C. Lindsay
was authorized to pay off the notees
of the old Maul Racing Association,
which under agreement of consolida
tion have been assumed by the new
organization. These notes aggregate
$1500 with some accrued interest.
The treasurer Is also to pay a number
of other small bills outstanding.
D. T. Fleming was named a com
mittee of one to study the matter of
filling in low lands about the Kahului
race track preparatory to erecting the
necessary fair buildings on the pro-
Race Program Presented
F. B. Cameron, for the racing de
partment, submitted a tentative race
program for the coming Fourth of
July races, which was discussed at
some length. The program had been
drafted by Dr.J. C. Fitzgerald, or the
committee. The directors were of
the opinion that the races would be
more popular were they interspersed
with other exhibition features than
solely horse racing.
Because the purses for the program
submitted aggregate some $3000, the
directors were In doubt as to its abll
ty to raise such a sum from the gate
receipts and entry fees ,and accord
ingly asked the committee to go over
the matter and give some further light
on this subject.
The program suggested follows:
1st Race: 10 a. m.
Juvenile Plate: imile for 2 year
olds. Hawaiian Bred colts and fillies:
colts 118 pounds; fillies 115 pounds.
Silver cup and $200 of which $50 goes
o second. - , .
2nd Race: 10:30 a. tn.
mile Hawaiian Bred, weight for
age. Purse $200 of which $50 goes
3rd Race: 11 a. m. I
Pony Rac: Half mile for Hawaiian
Bred ponleg, 14.3 and under. Purse
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Married Men To Be
Let 0ut0f Guard
Order From Washington May Cause
General Reorganization Of Local
Militia Officers Not Included In
Married men or those having rela
tives depending upon them will not
be enlisted In Uncle Sam's army for
the present. Moreover all such al
ready enlisted in the national guard
will have to accept their discharge un
less they can show that they have in
comes other than they will receive as
This news came to Maui on Wednes
day in the form of a 300-word cable
order to Col. Frank Baldwin . direct
from Washington, and also through an
orucr irom Adjutant-General Johnson,
in Honolulu. It goes into effect
fected will be sent to national guard
headquarter in Honolulu tomorrow
night from which the individual dis
charge orders will be issued.
Coming close on the heels of the
order calling for the recruiting up of
all companies to a war strength of 150
men each, or more than twice the
average present strength, the new or
ders were a distinct surprise. How
it .will effect the organization is not
at present clearly known, though it
seems quite possible that a general re
organization of the -whole Hawaii Nat
ional Guard may be in order.
Just how many men will be dropped
will not be known definitely until the
company lists are collated this even
ing. It "Is known, however, that some
of the companies will be much" reduc
ed in strength, a striking instancebe-
Ing the recently organized machiria.
gun company which was mostly made
up of married men'. ..On the other
hand some of the companies are com
posed of Filipinos who are not marri
ed, and these will consequently be lit
Officers Not Included
The order does not included officers
for the reason that their pay is pre
sumed to be sufficient to maintain an
There is also the question to be set
tled as to whether or not the men in
the employ of the territory or counties
who may have their salaries guaran-'
teed by law or otherwise will be dis
charged. The county of Hawaii has
adopted a resolution making such pro
vision, while a similar resolution is
now pending in the legislature as to
No Hint Concering
Commerical Business To Hawaii And
Kauai Resumed Over Week Ogo
Press Service To Cost More Money
NoiJuards At Lahaina
No intimation has heen received on
Maul as to when wireless communica
tion will be resumed. The plants on
both Kauai and Hawaii are reopened
for commercial messages last week,
and the wireless press service was
resumed to Hilo papers also, though
not to Kauai. Maul has no service at
all as yet except for ollicial communic
On Kauai a national guard company
has been guarding the wireless plant,
and a detachment of the 25th Infantry
sent from Honolulu Is performing the
same office at the Hawaii station. No
such precautions have been taken re
garding the Lahaina plant.
The why of all this is a sealed
book. The service may start again to
day or next week or next year. No
body on Maul knows or can more than
guess at the reason. One guess that
has hern hazarded is that the naval
authorities liae not yet solved the
problem of collections. Tim Mutual
Company, becau.se of the fact that its
plant is in an out of way place and it
has no relay station, was obliged to do
an extensive credit business, mess
ages being transmitted to the wireless
operator by telephone and the cost
charged. It is rumored that an ollice
is to be opened in Wailuku when the
naval authorities get around to It,
which will be In telegraphic communi
cation with the Lahaina plant, la the
same manner as business is at present
handled between the Kawaihae sta
tion and Ililo.
The Maul Publishing Company has
mado arrangements to have the Daily
Wireless resumed as soon as system
is opened for it, though it v ill depend
on the Maul public as to whether or
not it is maintained permanently. The
new service is to cost over 50 percent
more than before. Inasmuch as the I
Daily Wireless has always been pub
lished at a loss it will be impossible
to maintain it unless the increased
cost can be met in some manner.
No Fight Against Big Army Plan But Against
Method Of Raising It-La Follette Has New
Scheme Joffre Arrives For War Council
WASHINGTON, April 25 Senator La Follette li as another plan.
He wishes now to amend the Army Bill so as to provide for the recruit
ing of soldiers by a referendum vote.
This was the outstanding feature of the debate upon the measure
in both houses yesterday. The house hopes to reach a vote not later
than Friday, but pessimists put the time still later, as there are more than
sixty addresses still to be made in the lower house.
In the senate also there remains much talkinc to be done hefnre the
; lime mmec fnr a vntp n im ri..-.r,,
oi'cdKcr viidmp iarit aeciarcu mat tie is opposed to the principle
of the "selective draft" in raising the new army and declared that he
does not Relieve this plan of conscription will pass congress.
WASHINGTON, April 2-1 The raising of a great army to defend
the United States and to fight Prussianism is certain. This became ap
parent yesterday in the course of the debate that was begun in both
houses on the Army Bill.
The debate demonstrated that there will be no fight against the plan
of the administration to raise and train an army adequate to needs of
the Nation. The only question is as as to what strength can be muster
ed by the opponents of the selective draft system which is strongly insist
ed upon by President Wilson.
It is regarded as certain that the senate will pass the bill with this
provision virtually unchanged but what the house will do is still problem
atical. It is expected that the house will vote on the measure tomorrow.
Senator Chamberlain may ask that the senate vote on the bill either to
morrow or Thursday.
WAR CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS
WASHINGTON, April 23 Foreign Minister Balfour of Britain,
President Wilson and Secretary of State Lansing conferred today. To
morrow will be devoted to social events and the conferences will be re
newed on Wednesday.
, GRREAT BRITAIN TO GET LOAN
WASHINGTON, April 24 Preparations are being made by the
treasury department for the issuance of the first American loan to Great
Biitain. Secretary McAdoo announced yesterday that he would, within
a few days, make public the amount of it. and the details of the bond
issue. v, . ' ' "' - '--
JOFFRE ARRIVES FOR CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, April 25 France will need the loan of one
hundred million dollars a month, from the government of the United
States. - . ,
The French government also wishes and hopes that the United
States will be able to send armed forces to combat the Huns on battle
fields of Europe.
These are two salient features of an interview granted to the As
sociation Press by "Papa" Joffre, who' for two long years carried the
burden of directing the war upon his broad shoulders, and is still the
nominal commander-in-chief of the French forces. The famous
French commander, is at the head of the French commission which
reached the Virginia Capes on broad a French cruiser yesterday after
noon, and which is expected to arrive here on board the President's
yacht, Mayflower early today.
Hilo Men Want Gas
Franchise For Maui
Chamber Of Commerce Declines To
Favor Or Oppose Case Favors
Idea Attorney Russel Explains
11th Hour Introduction
Wailuku may, in the course of the
next two or three years have a gas
plant, provided the plans of James W.
Itussel and other Ililo capitalists do
Mr. Kussel appeared before the
trustees of the chamber of commerce
on Tuesday afternoon and sought to
have the backing of the body to a
franchise bill which Is now pending
in the legislature. After some little
discussion, however, the-chamber de
clined to take any action on the pro
ject either for or against.
Has Built Plant In Hilo
Mr. Itussel, who is an attorney from
the Hay City, is also one of the lead
ing members In the Hilo Oas Company
which has just completed a plant in
his home town. Acting on the advice
of their engineering expert who re
cently looked over Wailuku as a field.
the Hilo company got busy and had a
bill introduced In the senate last week
which if passed, and endorsed later by
congress, will grant a franchise for
supplying this part of Maul with gas.
The bill is known as Senate bill No.
157, and it was stated that it had al
ready passed the senate and is now
being considered in the house.
Would Absorb Island Electric -
Mr. Russel stated that his franchise
bill provided that gas shall be supplied
to Maui consumers at not to exceed
$2 per thousand cubic feet, with 10
percent discount for cash, and that
Maui people will be given a chance to
(Continued on Page Eight.)
T i t
Maui Is Motorists'
Paradise Says Ford
Hands Around Man Will Work For
Haleakala Road And Observatory
On Summit Says Engineer Balch
Would Take Contract
Alexander Hume Ford, who last
week made the ascent of Haleakala
In company with L. W. de Vis Norton,
tourists agent of the Ililo Board of
Trade and C. II. Vicars the Hawaii
member of the promotion committee,
left for Honolulu on Wednesday after
noon full of plans for exploiting
Maui's great crater. One of these
plans is a road up the mountain, end
another is for having a great observa
tory located on the summit.
"Within a week," said Ford, speak
ing about bis mountain road scheme,
"A motor car has approached to with
in less than 3 miles of Haleakala's
summit. Engineer Raich has studied
every foot of the route over which it
traveled, and earnestly assures me
that he would like to have the con
tract for building a road over the route
of four miles above Olinda for $13,000.
And he says the road will be as good
as any part of the new roadway be
tween Makawao and Olinda. More
over he believes a serviceable road
for automobiles can bo bult entirely
to the bummit for $50,000."
A Record-Breaking Trip
Ford was referring to the fact of
the Advertiser pilot car which has
been on Maul for the past 10 days in
charge of J. F. Ness, of the Advertiser
staff, and Tom Duggan, of tho Von
Hamm-Young company, which suc
ceeded in working its tortuous way up
the mountain side S5U0 feet above
Olinda, or to an eleva'.ion of C500 feet
(Continued on Page Eight.)