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Taken Ify Children
How School Children Of New York
Backed By Country Newspapers
Completed Invaluable Statistics
Example Of What Children Can Do
Nothing more completely denion
Btratea the terrific driving force, of an
aroused interest in country districts
than does the completion of the farm
census of New York state taken by
the children in the rural schools, just
issued by the New York state depart
ment of agriculture. The results ac
complished are amazing, Bays the
American Tress, and tha such an in
tricate work should be undertaken
and carried to such success by school
children provides a lesson that might
well be studied by any large industrial
corporation or other force whose aim
is a national appeal.
Appreciating the necssity for growth
and improvement in the agricultural
Industry of New York, the commission
er of agriculture, Charles S. Wilson,
last winter deemed it expedient to
take a state agricultural census. No
funds were available for this purposes
bo a plan was devised to obtain the
statistics through the aid of the rural
The work was perfomed by upward
of 100,000 pupils, representing a large
proportion of the 10,500 schools of the
state. The statistics gathered show
the number of horses over three years
of age, number of colts three years
and under, number of dairy cows two
years and over, number of yearling
heifers, number of calves raised in
1915, number of all other cattle, num
ber of all sheep one year old and
over, number of lambs under one year,
number of swine, number of poultry
chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks-the
number of silos, the tons of ensilage
and hay, the acres and tons of alfalfa,
tons of red clover and other forage,
bushels of oats, bushels of corn (shell
ed), bushels of wheat, of barley, or
rye, of buckwheat, of dry beans, of
onions, of potatoes, of apples, and the
tons of cabbage.
The names and addresses of the
owner of registered horses, cattle
sheep, hogs and poultry and the num
ber of each and the breed also were
collected by the children.
The problem the agricultural depart
ment had to face was that of arousing
the interest of the children. The driv
ing force was there. The problem was
to set it in motion. Many farmers
dislike to make public details of their
farming operations, fearing such
knowledge might affect the assessed
value of their property. This was
overcome by the country newspapers,
which co-operating with the agricul
tural department, reached the farmers
and assured them they would not in
any way be injured by giving the de
sired information. Reassured by their
home newspapers, the farmers inspir
ed their children to work in the Inter.
eBt of the state, and the result was a
perfected agricultural census effected
by the children of the fields.
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To name and control the uses to
which food may be put.
To forbid the consumption of rice
and other grain for fermented and dis
To fix prices.
To prevent slaughtering of stock.
To instigate prosecutions.
To have and exercise all such other
powers as are necessary to carry out
its general purposes. .
Maul Making Good Progress
The work of the children's gardens
department under Director Mathews is
making great progress. Committees
in all parts of the county are organiz
ing rapidly, Mr. Mathews Bays, and he
is greatly pleased at the enthusiasm
with which the work is being under
taken. This is particularly true
among teachers, he states.
At Camp 1, the land has been
broken by the plantation which Is to
be used by the children. At Kahului
a strip of land in the school yard has
been plowed. Rev. Pleasant, head
of the Kahului committee having
made this progress in the past few
Dr. Baldwin, head of the Haiku dis
trict committee, has been busy getting
a tract of land fenced and within a
short time It will be ready for seed. A
large number of other gardens will
be made througout the homesteads
under Dr. Baldwin's direction.
Scoutn To Start Seed Beds
In Wailu'.tu, Director Mathews has
made arrangements for the boy scouts
to plant seeds of all transplantable
vegetables in seed beds and boxes,
and as soon as these plants are suf
ficiently grown, they will be distribut
ed to the children. A large supply of
boxes or flats have already been mad.
and when the seed ordered arrives to
morrow, planting will be at once start
Seeds of beans, peas, and other
plants which do not take kindly to
transplanting, will be distributed to
the children direct, as soon as they
have their gardens ready. Plants of
lettuce, onions, caobage .tomatoes
egg-plant, etc. will be distributed as
soon as the scouts can produce it
The idea of having this work done
by the boy scouts is that a tremend
ous saving of seed will be effected
and with the scarcity of seed now
prevalent this is a big item.
"Won't your mother be mad when
she sees how you tore your clothes?
"I guess not bo very. Ma'll have
lots of fun huntln' up cloth to match
an' puttin' in a patch bo people can
hardly notice it." Puck.
Rainy Night Failed
To Spoil Program
Women's Aid Society Of Wailuku
Score Big Success In Catchy Play
letLiving Pictures Proved
By far the most successful amateur
piny ever given on Maui was that pre
sented Inst Saturday evening by the
Women's Aid Soc!ety of Wailuku Uni
on Church at the Town Hall. The
play was Bnrrie's "The Twelve round
Look" and was staged under the
direction of Mrs. Helen Mar Linton.
An unusual interest was taken in this
first play staged here by Mrs. Linton
because of the dramatic classes that
Mrs. Linton has been conducting for
several weeks in Paia and Wailuku.
The members of the three classes have
been most enthusiastic in reading of
modern plays, so that the first of any
of those plays to be staged attracted
a great deal of attention.
The prologue to the play of Satur
was read by Mrs. Linton who closed
by calling for a toast to Sir. J. M. Bar
He. The stage setting was artistic,
and the players took their part so well
under Mrs. Linton's training that they
had the appearance of professionals.
Jack Moir who had never appeared in
public before astonished every one by
his ease and perfect poise, as well as
by his appreciation of the part he took
as S'r Harry Sims. Gwendolin von
Tempsky who nlso had not had much
training previously for the stage was
perfect as Lady Sims. She won her
audience immediately. The difficult
role of "The Typist" was played by
Mrs. Rosonne Harbold, who appeared
before a Maui audience for the first
time. She had perfect command over
herself and for so difficult a part could
not have been more at ease. Barton
.1. Bridgeford made an excellent but
ler. Living pictures occupied the first
part of the evening's program, while
a dance and a final living picture of
Columbia, with the singing of America
closed the program, which was much
enjoyed by those present. Had the
evening not been one of the rainest
Cor monihs the Town Hall would have
been crowed. As it was a large audi
ence was present, making the even-
ng highly successful.
The program of living pictures was
Whistler's Mother, James McNeill
Whistler; "Try This on Your Piano";
Plea for Arbitration, Howard Chand
ler Christy; "Fashions"; Innocence;
Sir Johua Reynolds; "A Heart to
Hart talk"; Hour of Decision, Lester
HaTph; Nobody Works but Father";
Mother and Daughter, Le Brum; "Nec
tar for the Gods; Nidia, Bodenhausen.
Dance Pavalowa Gavotte, Waltz,
by Rosanne Harbold and A. Snyder.
Plant Field Crops To
Marketing Division Urges Increasing
Acreage Of All Food Crops Grain
Still Advancing Eggs Making
Eggs have not advanced in price
during the week in spite of another
advance in the price of feed. Poultry
is Bcarce and the demand is good at
lightly advanced prices. Quite a few
of the green vegetables have dropped
a little. Taro has advanced srghtly
but poi manufacturers claim that poi
is still selling at the same price. There
will probably be a good demand for
island beans for seed during the next
few weeks so what is left of the crop
should be held for this purpose only.
There is no island corn in the market
at the present time.
Hogs and dressed meats show very
little change during the week but it
is expected that the price of hogs will
advance. No hog which will dress
less than 100 pounds should be
slaughtered for sale. When there is
more food crops grown there will be
more waste from the fields which
should be fed to growing hogs to be
marketed. Let nothing go to waste
now that there is a scarcity of food
all over the world.
Farmers on the other islands have
a chance now to show their patriot
ism by planting larger areas than they
ever did before to such crops as
beans, corn, sweet and Irish potatoes,
bananas, cabbage and ohher crops that
can be shipped to Honolulu to help
feed the civilian populat'on as well as
the army. If the farmers of the ter
ritory will do this they will be doing
the greatest service they could ever
do for the United States, not except
ing actual military service. The food
situation is a serious problem not only
in the islands but in the United States
and all the world.
In producing great quantities of the
above mentioned crops the farmer will
not only be helping his country but
he will be building up a market for
himself for years to come. It is pro
posed to substitute island grown pro
ducts as much as possible for feeds
which have heretofore been Import
ed from the mainland and foreign
countries and to urge upon all consum
ers the necessity of using up all sur
plus produce until the production of
all crops is properly regulated.
Get your hind ready at once. With
in a w;ek the Division will have a
large quantity of seed. Place your
order at once. A. T. LONG LEY
No More Baggage On
Auto Running Board
Law Being Violated By Drivers Who
Have Probably Not Heard Of New
Law $5 To $50 Fine For Viola
Various automobiles drivers in the
rent services here on Maul are ap
parently not familiar with the new
which went into effect on April 9,
making it unlawful to carry baggage
or freight on the running board of
their cars. As usual with a new law
it will probably require a few arrests
before it can be fully promulgated.
The act is as follows:
An Act regulate the carrying of bag
gage or freight upon motor cars or
trucks used for the transportation
Be it Enacted by the Legislature of
the Territory of Hawaii:
Section 1, It shall be unlawful
for any person driving, operating, or
in chnrge of any motor car or truck
used for the transportation of pas
sengers, to carry or permit to be car
ried any baggage or freight on such
motor car or truck in such manner
that the same or any part thereof pro
jects beyond the extreme width of
said motor car or truck.
Section 2. No person shall carry on
the running board of any motor car or
truck used for the transportation of
passengers any baggage, freight or
packages which project in any way be
yond such running board, or which
will cause the doors of such motor car
or truck to be blocked so that the pas
sengers therein have not free access
o the same.
Section 3, Any person violating
any of the provisions ot this act shall
be punished by a fine of not less than
Five Dollars ($5.00) or not more than
One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.
Section 4, This Act shall take ef
fect from and after the date of its ap
proval. Approved this 9th day of April, A.
LUCIUS E. TINKHAM,
Governor of the Territory of Hawaii.
MOTHER'S DAY ON MAY 13th.
"Mothers' Day" is a week from next
Sunday, May 13. Special services will
be held on this occasion at the Paia
Community House, and all mothers
and fathers are especially invited to
attend. The hour of the service is 11
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
U. S. TROOPS FOR FRANCE VERY SOON
WASHINGTON,' May 2 The United States will send troops to
France just as soon as the Entente Allies indicate that it would be wise
to divert tonnage now being used for the transportation of food and
munitions, to the carrying of troops.
Such is the firm determination
sidering the matter from all possible angles for several days, and was
confirmed in his own judgement by the appeal which was made to him
Monday by rield Marshal Joffre and
both of whom have urged the. sending of American troops in the
trenches and the discouragement of the Germans opposed to them.
The President in taking this
judgement of his general staff,
trained men and officers to whip
The details of the plan are as
whether the first expeditionary force
of national guardsmen, or of a composition of both regulars and guardsmen.
WILL, INVESTIGATE CHICAGO MAYOR
CHICAGO, April 30 The action of Mayor William Hale Thomp
son in refusing to invite the British and French commissions to visit
Chicago will be the subject of a federal inquiry.
GRECIAN KING MAY QUIT
LONDON, April 30 Persistent reports are current that King Con-
stantine of Greece is soon to abdicate
in Italy and proceed to Denmark.
MAY SOON USE
WASHINGTON, May 1 By
day passed a resolution which would give to the government the right to
seize the German ships in the harbors of the United States. The reso
lution transfers the title of the ships to the United States and directs
that they be used immediately under the direction of the shipping board.
HELP FEED YOURSELF
Make Home Gardens and Back
MAKE EVERY SQUARE YARD OF FERTILE,
SUNNY SOIL PRODUCE FOOD
FOR YOUR FAMILY
Make your ground work for you
Idle ground is waste ; this is no
You can raise some vegetables
Somebody Has to
DEMONSTRATE THRIFT IN YOUR HOME
MAKE SAVING, RATHER THAN SPENDING, YOUR SOCIAL STANDARD
Utilities Board Again
After Island Electric
Word comes from Honolulu that the
public utilities board will come to Maul
"just as Boon as it can get around to
it," for the purpose of further Investig
ating the Island Electric Company.
The commissioners have been notified
that the Kahului Railroad Company
will not renew its contract with the
electric company on account of the
poor service furnished. The commis
sioners made the announcement at a
meeting held on Tuesday afternoon.
Cattle Testing Bill
Signed By Governor
Carrying with it an appropriation of
$20,000, Act 121, signed last week by
the Governor, provides for the testing
of dairy cattle for tuberculosis, the
k'lling of such as are found to have
the disease, and the remunerating of
the owner for the loss at rate not to
exceed $150 for each animal.
Splendid Concert Is
Very Poorly Attended
A very small crowd less than 20
listened to the very delightful concert
given last evening at the Paia Com
munity House by Scavenius, the noted
pianist, assisted by Mrs. L. C. Jones,
soprano. The concert was under the
auspices of the Maul Music Club. At
the afternoon reception for Scavenius
at the home of H. B. Penhallow, last
week, also under the Music Club's
auspices, the attendance was several
times as large.
Recital Is Appreciated
By Large Audience
One of the most delightful musical
treats ever given on Maul was the re
cital given at the Church of the Good
Shepherd on Wednesday evening by
Mrs. J. Charles Villiers, organist, as
sisted by the Corelli trio, C. D. and
F. N. Lufkin in a corney and 'cello
duet, and Seabury Short and Miss Mal
loy in vocal selections. The church
was crowded to capacity, and all who
heard the program are enthusiastic in
expression of appreciation. The pro
ceeds go to the war relief fund.
of the President, who has been con
former French Premier Viviani,
step is known to have overruled the
because of the urgent need for all
the raw levies into shape for active
yet unsettled, and it is not known
will be composed of regulars or
the throne and is expected to land
a unanimous vote the senate yester
and the Nation.
time for waste or tables means
ground at all.
for your family, no matter how small a piece of ground you have :
Raise Everything You
W. Leslie West As A
Base Ball Exponent
Editor Stevenson Grows Reminiscent
And Tells A Funny Story With
Former Wailuku Man In Roll Of
"Val." Stevenson, editor of the Ha
waii Herald, of Hllo, and formerly of
the Maul News, Is presumable respon
sible for the following bit of remin
iscence concerning Leslie West, also
an erstwhile Mauiite, who appeared in
the "Sports" colum of his paper last
W. Leslie West, well known in
Hilo, Wailuku, Lihue and Honolulu,
once tried the baseball game. He had
played cricket, bo thought he could
make a fairly good stab at the Amer
ican national game. He got In touch
with the Ewa Plantation team and
organized the plantation league on O
ahu. Then to make things look al
right, West bought a fine uniform and
began to pose on the bench during the
games. He Boon graduated into a
coach and then the fun began.
"West had studied some of Charlie
Van Loan's short stories about base
ball slang and he, having a natural
turn in that direction being an
Australian was soon in his element.
His advent as a coach was a delight
and the manner of his talk reminded
people of Red Dog Devereux, who
was always considered to be the
champion tall-twister of the Coast
league. West's coaching was the
funniest thing ever seen in local base
ball, but he got away with it, after
all. He would give some of the
strangest advice ever heard on a ball
ground and, when the disgusted run
ner was thrown out with yards to
spare, West would declare that the
runner had misunderstood the signal.
"But it was as a player that the
Australian put up a record that is
still talked of by members of the
plantation league. He one day, was
put in the lineup and his joy was
complete. Going up to bat for the
first time he swung on the nose of the
first ball sent up and walloped it out
of the lot into an irrigation ditch.
That ball did the disappearing trick
while West troted around the sacks
for a home run. The crowd went up
in the air with delight but when West
continued to run around the bases a
second time a roar went up. The run
ner thought that he could do the same
as in cricket and pile up as many
runs as he cared to and had strength
to record by the good use of his legs.
In his next two times to bat West
fanned. The curve ball tied him in a
knot. However, his ability as a wal
loper was established and he retired
gracefully from active participation
in the sport,"
Those Who TraveJ
Per str. Ma una Kea, Apr. 27 E.
Lindner, Charles L. Hall, Kurozawa,
K. Norlsuye, Hugh Howell, R. B. How
ell, Yack Man, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kino
makini and child, Mrs. Saffray, Miss
Saffrey, E. Murphy, E. Love, T. A.
Dominis, Ben Vickers, Miss M. J.
Coulter, Miss Irene Aiken, John Mac
Laren, F. P. Rosecrans, H. T. Haysel
den, R. H. McKay, Enos Vincent, D.
H. Case, A. Seiner, Miss E. Tomlln
son, Mrs. John Hose, L. Weinzheimer,
Mr. Vaille, S. T. Carr.
Per str. Claudlne, Apr. 28 J. M.
Dowsett, Will. J. Cooper, T. V. King,
L. Yoshlnaga, Miss MacFarlane ,K.
Yogi, P. A. Gorman, F. A. Patrldge,
Pedro Victoria, Max Greenbaugh, A.
C. Alexander, Sergt. F. L. Sherry, W.
C. Moore, S. Oyama, K. Nakamura, H.
Matsuoka, J. Abreu, Rose J. Abreu.
Per Btr. Wllhelmlna, May 4 Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. Baldwin, Miss F. Bald
win, Miss A. Dow, Ah Choy, J. F.
Judge, Mr. English, Mr. and Mrs. H.
B. Weller, R. B. Howell and wife, J.
J. Walsh, W. T. Rawlins, Sam Silva,
T. W. Harris, S. Schuman, S. E. Say
er. Came Back
Village Storekeeper (as pastor exe
cutes a masterly retreat from his
store) "Dinged old hypocrite! This
is the same lead quarted I put In the
collection last Sunday!" Judge.
IF YOU CAN'T RAISE ALL YOUR OWN
VEGETABLES, AT LEAST
All idle ground utilized in the production of vege
more food . for those who have no
Eat Do Your Share
J. M. Dowsed, returned to Honolulu
last Saturday night after a few days
spent at Makawao.
F. P. Rosecrans, of Paia, returned
this week from a several days busi
ness trip to Honolulu.
A. C. Alexander returned to Hono
lulu last Saturday night after a short
business trip to Honolulu.
W. T. Rawlins, the well-known Ho
nolulu attorney and sports promoter,
is on Maui for a short business visit.
Miss Abbie Dow returned to Hama
kuapoko today after spending several
weeks in Honolulu.
Richard, the young son of Mr. and
Mrs. II. D. Sloggett, is now attending
the Honolulu Military Academy.
Mrs. T. D. Fleming, of Honolua, re
turned from Honolulu this week
where she has been visiting friends.
Dr. J. C. Fitzgerald, of Camp I, re
turned from Honolulu by the Mauna
Koa this week.
Miss Sylva, the district nurse at Ha
makuapoko ,is now occupying the neat
new cottage recently erected for her
by the Paia Plantation.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox have
been the ; (s for the past week of
Mr. and M, . il. D. Sloggett. of Hama-
Gus Schuman, head of the Schuman
Automobile Company, arrived from
Honolulu this morning for a short
Senator and Mrs. H. A. Baldwin and
daughter Miss Frances, returned by
the Wllhelmlna from Honolulu follow
ing the closing of the legislature.
F. II. Partridge, field superintendent
of the Haiku Fruit & Packing Com
pany, was in Honolulu this week on a
Mrs. Harry Gesnes. of Wailuku. re
turned, homo last Saturday evening
after several weeks' spent in Honolu
lu visiting friends.
D. H. Case and Enos Vtncent, Wai
luku attorneys, returned home on
Wednesday evening from Honolulu
where they went last week on court
Circuit Clerk V. C. Schoenberg re
turned home on Wednesday night
from Honolulu where he was called as
a witness in the case of Murphy vs.
the Maui Publishing Company .
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Howell, of San
Francesco, arrived this morning to be
the guests for a short time of their
mother, Mrs. Annie Howell and broth
er Hugh Howell at Kuiaha.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Weller, of Ho
nolulu, are spending a few days on
Maui. Mr. Weller is looking into his
moving picture interests and also the
business of the Union Oil Company,
of which he is Island agent.
M. C. Ross, recently appointed de
puty tax assessor for the Hana district
SBumed his new duties this week.
He was accompanied to Hana by As
sessor J. H. Kunewa, who will see
that the new man gets a right start.
Rev. William Henry Fry, D. D.,
Superintendent of Methodist Missions
is on Maui for Church work among the
Methodist- Churches. Dr. Fry will
preach at the Wailuku Union Chprch
Sunday evening. The special music
by Mr. Larson has been postponed for
Hon. Jack Walsh returned from Ho
nolulu where he put in some strenu
ous licks in the lower house of the
legislature, which closed on Wednes
day. He was a member of the finance
and education committees of the
house, two of the hardest worked com
mittees in the legislature.
The monthly meeting ot the board
of county supervisors will be held next
weeek beginning on Wednesday.
George Weight, Antone Garcia, Guy
Goodness, and J. K. Uahinul spent the
first part of the week stumping on
Molokal for votes. They report a
good reception, and renewed courage.
The contest dinner of the local K. of
P. lodge will be held at the Wailuku
Hotel this evening at 7 o'clock, it hav
ing been postponed from last Tues
day evening. The losers in the attend
ance contest which has been going on
in the lodge for the past 3 months are
treating the winners.
Owing to the fact that the harbor
regulations at Honolulu prevent ves
sels from entering the harbor between
sunset and sunrise, the Claudlne, in
stead of sailing from Kahului at 4
o'clock as in the past, has for the past
two weeks delayed Bailing until 9 o-
clock, thus urrlving in Honolulu just
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for the office of Chairman of the
Board of Supervisors for the County
of Maui, subject to nomination on the
Republican ticket at the coming l'r
imary Electon. I pledge my support
to the Republican platform, and if
elected I shall endeavor to accomplish
the following results, namely
1 To work for the establishment
and maintenance of an honest, econo
mical, progressive business adminis
tration of the affairs of the County of
2 To advocate the payment of
wages and salaries to all employees
of the County to the full extent of
iheir worth and to demand of them in
turn the highest standard of efficiency
and proper respect for the office held
3 To maintain and improve the
roads and bridges we now have and to
complete new one first where they
are really needed the most.