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lOOO Children's Gardens On TVletui!
MAILS NEXT WEEK
LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
Honolulu, May 9th.
(To Arrive and Leave Honolulu)
From Coast: Ecuador, U. S. T. Lo
gan, 13;' Mnnoa, Shlnyo Maru, 15.
For Coast: Sonoma, 15; Maui 16;
Korea Maru, 18.
From Orient: Korea Mru, 18.
For Orient: Shinyo Maru, 15.
From Australia: Sonoma, 15.
per lb. per ton
Today's quotation 6.145 $122.90
Last previous price 6.08 $121.60
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1917.
Children All Over
Maui Make Gardens
Directors Mathews Finds Much En
tliusiasm Over Honolulu Trip
Prizes Will P,e More Than 1000
Gardens lie Thinks
"One Hundred Gardens for Keokea,"
13 the slogan adopted by the Keokea
school, according to L. R. Mathews,
director of the county fair's children's
garden department, who made a tour
of the Kula district the first of the
week. Also there will be about 75
gardens started by Waiakoa children,
Mr. Mathews reports.
"The enthusiasm everywhere .over
the garden planting idea is extremely
encouraging," Mathews states. "Teach
ers are all interested, and the Interest
will not stop with the closing of the
school term. A good many of the
gardens are being made on the com
munity plan as on school grounds and
in the plantation camps where the
plantations are plowing the ground
and furnishing water, but in some dis
tricts there will be a great many
gardens made at home by the chil
dren." Trips To Honolulu Popular Prizes
Mr. Mathews states that the offer
of 6 trips to Honolulu as first prizes
has excited much greater rivalry than
had been anticipated. The poster sent
out a week ago have been well plac
ed, and boys and girls everywhere
are talking nothing but garden con
test. "In fact it looks now as though
we set our mark too low when we fix
ed upon 1000 gardens for Maui,"
Big Demand For Seed
The department received a large
supply of seed through the territorial
marketing division the first of the
week, and Mr. Mathews and a delega
tion of boy scouts at the Alexander
House Gymnasium have been busy
ever since putting them into packets
and sending them out to committees
which have their ground ready for
planting. The scouts are also busy
planting in beds such seeds as onions,
cabbage, tomatoes, etc., and plants of
these instead of seed will be later dis
tribute. This method was decided
upon owing to the scarcity of many
varieties of seed and the likelihood
that there will be a still more serious
Former Maui Man
Killed In France
Karl Ahnall Ends Adventurous Career
After Fighting On Three Fronts
For Two Years With Allies .
"Killed in action" somewhere on
the west front in France, is the fate of
Karl Ahnall, one fine station agent
of the Kahulul Railroad Company at
Wailuku. The news reached Maui
through a newspaper clipping receiv
ed recently by Mrs. W. F. J. Dale, of
Kahulul, from a relative in England,
and has brought the deepest regret to
those who knew the dashing young
officer. His death occured on the 23rd
or 24th of March.
No details have come concerning
the killing, but from the nature of his
duties of scout officer, concerning
which he had written briefly to Mrs.
Dale, there is little doubt of how he
met his fate. It is the work of the
scouts on the west front to explore
between the lines in the "no man's
land", a work filled with unusual haz
zard. Was Wounded Before
Ahnall went to the front with an
Australian regiment early in 1915. He
saw strenuous service on the Gallipoli
peninsula, in Egypt, and lastly in
France. He was wounded by a bomb
at Poziere, France, last September,
but completely recovered and return
ed to the front. From a private he
had had a number of promotions and
was an officer in the Australian divi
sion when the end came.
Ahnall was a native of Sweden,
During the past two years he kept up
a regular correspendence with Maul
friends, and in the October 20 issue
of the Maui News an extensive ac
count of his varied experiences, as
culled from some of these letters is
MOTHER'S DAY AT
Mothers' Day will be suitably ob
served at the Wailuku IViion Church
Sunday Evening by the distribution
of a white flower to each attendant
at the service.
There will be special instrumental
music for both the organ recital and
the service. Everyone is cordially in
vited to attend.
Women Of Maui Will Work
To Conserve Food Supply
With a view to doing what they may towards the conservation
of food stuffs of the territory, and to reduce to some extent the drain
on the mainland of food supplies which, are needed there and in
Europe, the women of Maui are making plans to utilise to ths utmost
island grown produce, Mrs. A. Craig Bowdish, of Paia, has taken
the lead In this movement which promises to be made a very real
factor In the community life in a very Bhort time.
The Idea suggested by Mrs. Bowdish Is that the aversge house
wife may not only be able to use a much greater quantity of vege
tables that are or can be grown at home, in supplying her family, but
that through an exchange of ideas and co-operation among the wo
men, many new and pleasing ways will be found for -preparing and
serving these products.
WILL PUBLISH RECIPES
In order to help the dissemination of these Ideas, the MAUI
NEWS will revive Its popular cookery department of a year ago and
will publish practical recipes which will be furnished by the women
interested in the movement. It Is hoped to start the department
with next week's issue.
County Will Spend
Loan Fund Money
Loan Fund Commission Pau When
Present Work Is Ended Walsh
Says County Can Do Best Fear
Of "Politics" Is Heard
The fact that the half-million dollars
in loan fund appropriations for Maui,
passed by the legislature in the last
days of the session, are to be spent by
the county supervisors and not by a
commission, as heretofore, is a fact
that has just begun to be realized here.
And the realization is drawing com
ment both favorable and otherwise.
Representative J. J. Walsh, who was
a prominent member of the house
finance committee, declares that the
commission plan of handling the loan
fund was done away with because It
had proven expensive and unsatis
factory. "The county," he holds, "can
do the work cheaper and better than
the loan fund can. There has been
too many experts to pay."
Walsh further asserts that the good
roads on Maui have been built by the
county and not by the loan fund com
mission, and that the commission's
work has generally had to have a lot
of expensive additions after it ' was
turned over to the county.
Some Fear "Politics"
Under the new law the county sup
ervisors will have sole authority in
spending the loan fund money, after
they have obtained the approval of
the superintendent of public works.
This giving the territory a string to
the money was a concession, Walsh
says, to those who fear that the count
ies cannot be trusted.
In spite of this safeguard, there are
a good many of the "conservatives'
who are drawing long faces over the
prospect of the rich, and juicy patron
age pie that the supervisors will be
able to dole out to the faithful through
that half million dollars.
No Faith In Honolulu
The civic convention plan of a ter
ritorial road system went by the board
entirely, largely for the reason, Repre
sentative Walsh states, of the fact
that these territorial roads would be
practically in the hands of Honolulu
boards and officials. "They have the
worst roads in the territory on Oahu,"
said Walsh, so why should they be
given control of the construction and
upkeep of our highways?"
Office Is Robbed
The postofflce and station at Hama
kuapoko was entered an robbed of
about 160 in coin, last Tuesday night.
The man who committed the burglary
is supposed to have escaped to Hono
lulu by Wednesday's Claudine.
Entrance to the station building was
effected by breaking a window. The
burglar then with a knife cut away
the lock of the drawer in which Agent
H. Washburn Baldwin had left the
Sheriff Crowell believes that a Fil
ipino ex-prisoner named Francisco is
guilty of the crime. This man had
been working about Hamakuapoko for
some time. The Sheriff learned yester
day that the man had suddenly ac
quired an undue amount of wealth, and
had been paying for automobile rides
and other things from a large supply
of small coins, which corresponds to
the money taken from the postofflce.
Hie police have strong expectation of
landing their man in Honolulu.
Has Great Powers
Governor Names Strong Board Of
Buisness Men To Handle Big Job
Dr. Dean Made Executive May
Take Charge Of Food Supplies
Following the appointment of the
members of the new territorial food
commission, with James D. Dole as
chairman, the six Oahu members met
on Tuesday and selected Dr. Arthur
L. Dean, president of the College of
Hawaii, as the executive of the food
board. Mr. Dean has taken charge of
the work, and with the assistance of
the commission members is busy or
ganizing for an energetic and system
atic campaign to best solve the food
situation of the Islands.
Governor rinkham made known the
membership of the new commission
on last Saturday, with exception of a
member from Hawaii, Maui and Kauai
not yet selected. They are J. D.
Dole, C. C. Rockus, Frank E. Blake,
Richard Ivers, Arthur K. Ozawa, and
The commission has held a number
of meetings. It plans to secure the
co-operation of every man, woman,
and child in the territory in the pro
duction of food supplies of the conserv
ing of such supplies. The board is
vested with extraordinary powers. It
may practically control prices if it
sees fit, or take charge of available
food supplies and make the Islands as
nearly independent as possible of the
mainland for subsistence.
Lumber Prices Do
Sky Rocket Stunt
With the arrival of a now cargo of
lumber from the coast by the schoon
er Melrose, this week, the Kahului
Railroad Company advanced the price
of nor'west $7.60 per thousand feet,
and redwood $3.05 per thousand. The
new list went into effect on Thursday.
The advance in nor'west equals
nearly 25 percent on the cheaper sizes
of common stock, which has been sell
ing at Kahului at $32.30. The red
wood advance is on $40.50, base price.
The price of nor'west about a year ago
was $25 per thousand and redwood
then sold at $33.50. It ia predicted
that further advances will occur very
Knights Of Pythias
Banquet Each Other
About 40 members of Aloha Lodge,
No. 3, Knights of Pythias, enjoyed an
unusually pleasant banquet at the
Wailuku Hotel, last Friday evening,
the occasion being the settling of an
attendance contest debt by the vice
chancellor's contingent which had
been defeated by the chancellor-commander's
party. But if the victors
enjoyed the evening any more than
the vanquished, there was nothing to
indicate the fact
The hotel dining room was unusual
ly attractive with iloral decorations
in the lodge's colors, this work being
largerly done by Mrs. Prank Stevens.
The table was in the form of a big
square. C. D. Lufkin was toast mast
er, and he succeeded in bringing out
a number of interesting responses
during the evening. But the dinner
itself with turkey as the piece de re
sistance, was one of the main hits of
Fair Directors Like
County Agent Idea
Up-Ta-Date Mainland Plan Appeals To
Maui Live Wires Matter Will Be
Further Considered Has Worked
Well Where Right Man Was Secured
The Maul County Fair & Racing As
social ion may stand sponsor for a
county agent for Maui. The sugges
tion was brought forward, by L. R.
Mathews on Tuesday afternoon at a
met tin of the directors of the associ
ation, and excited much interest and
favorable comment. Mr. Mathews
was authorized to communicate with
President Butterfield, of the Massa
chusetts Agricultural College to as
certain whether or not he could re
commend a suitable man for the place
should it be decided to undertake the
proposition. It was stated that it
would be necessary to raise about
$3000 to cover salary and traveling
expenses of the right kind of man.
Work Of County Agent
The county agent idea has made
great progress throughout the United
States in the past few years. The job
usually requires the services of an ex
pert scientific agriculturist with more
than the usual amount of executive
ability and tact. He is supposed to
introduce good farming methods
where ever he can, to help organize
farmers, help them market their crops
and aid them in any other possible
way. The institution has usually
been a great success where a man of
the right qualifications has been secur
One of the directors stated that ex
cept for the uncertainty caused by war
he would be willing to back the idea
for a year's trial himself; which is
indicative of the way the whole meet
ing looked at the proposition.
Occupants Jump As
Car Backs Over Pali
Losing control of his car on the
steep slopes of Ilaleakala, just below
Olinda, Dr. T. Kikkawa, of Paia, and
a friend jumped for their lives, last
Sunday and escaped with a few brui
ses, but the automobile, a new Dodge
car went over a pall and was wrecked.
The road was slippery, it is claimed,
and the brakes refusing to hold, the
car ran backwards down the moun
tain. 4th Of July Race
Race Department Managers Now Free
To Go Ahead Purses Aggregate
$2500-Polo May Be Feature Of
The racing department of the Maui
county fair, consisting of F. B. Cam
eron, Dan Carey and Dr. Fitzgerald,
submitted a revised program for the
next Fourth of July races, at the meet
ing of the fair directors on Tuesday
afternoon ,and had it formally approv
ed. The racing managers will there
fore Immediately begin active prepar
ations for what is likely to be the last
big race meeting on Maui to be held
apart from the regular annual fair.
While the directors approved the
program, they also recommended that
it he cut down by two number, or
otherwise shortened so that the events
may all be over by 3:30 o'clock in
order to allow time for a polo match
which is planned to hold also on the
The program was changed by the
mar.agi.ng committee from the one
first submitted, in a number of partic
ulars. The amount of the purses was
reduced so that now they come with
in $2500, and the managers are willing
to guarantee that, barring bad weath
er, the entry fees and gate receipts
will well cover the outlay of the meet,
one harness race (trotting and pac
ing free for all) has been introduced,
as well as a number of novelty races
which it is believed will prove popular.
The program is as follows:
9:30 A. M. Oriental Race
Half mile for horses owned and rid
den by Orientals. Purse $100, first;
$50, second, $25 third.
10 A. M. Free For All
Trotting and Pacing, mile heats
best 3 in C. Purse $200, first; $100,
10:30 A. M. Free For All
Half mile. Weight for age. Purse
(Continued on Page Eight.)
WILL GOTO FRANCE
Railroad Men Needed - War Bill Still Hung Up -Canadians
Lose Gains Made New Revenue
Bill Will Raise Duties
ENGINEERS FIRST TROOPS TO GO TO EUROPE
WASHINGTON, May 8 Nine regiments of expert railroad build
ers and operators will be the first contingent the American army will
send to aid our Allies on the western front.
This plan was formally announced last night, but even the approxi
mate date of the dispatch of the commands and their destination is kept
carefully veiled. ' .
It was reported that these regiments will be composed of volunteers
entirely. The personnel will be made up of men who have had experi
ence with the work of construction of railroads as well as men wh6 are
capable of handling trains and locomotives, both steam and electrical. '
It is understood that the work of recruiting these regiments will
be commenced immediately and that efforts will be made to rush them
through as speedily as possible so that they may be sent to the front with
CONFEREES CAN'T AGREE ON WAR BILE
WASHINGTON, May 9 Another attempt by the members of the
conference committee to reach an agreement on the Selective Draft Bill
yesterday failed utterly.
It has been found impossible to agree upon the question of sending
an expedition to Fance under the leadership of Roosevelt. The ques
tion of prohibition, which was tacked on the measure in the form of
a rider, and which forbids the sale of intoxicants to any one in uniform
during the continuance of the war is another obstacle to the agreement
on the bill. . 4H
But the chief cauie for disagreement lies in the difference in the
house and senate in regards the ages of the conscripts under the draft
clause of the bill.
The conference is also split over the question of raising patrol re
giments for duty along the Mexican border.
CANADIANS LOSE GAINS MADE
NEW YORK, May 9 After five days of extraordinary fighting,
in which the slaughter was tremendous, the Germans have succeeded
in wrestling back from the Canadians the strategically important Fres
noy Woods and the territory adjacent. The Germans paid a terrible
price for their victory, throwing their men in successive waves against
the Canadian lines in a desperation born of the knowledge that the re
tention of Fresnoy by the British threatened the whole defense of Douai.
THREE-CENT POSTAGE TO RAISE REVENUE
WASHINGTON, May 9 The ways and means committee of the
house yesterday agreed upon the Revenue Bill, which is designed to
raise one billion eight hundred million by taxation during the coming
One of the chief means by which this huge sum be collected will
be the lowering of the present minimum upon incomes.
The measure probably will come befor the house for action not
later than tomorrow.
The committee, after considerable debate, decided to add ten per
cent to all duties now existing and to impose a ten per cent duty on
all articles that are now on the free list. The income tax increase
will be levied upon all incomes for this year, while the other taxes
will become effective with the signing of the bill.
The postal increases will affect every one in the United States
who buys a stamp or a postal card. The postal rate on letters, which
has been two cents, will be raised to three cents, while postal cards
will cost two cents. Taxes upon newspapers will be increased by
$19,000,000, if the new bills go through, largerly by means of increas
ed rates on postage.
Maui Officials Get
District Magistrates, Ciorks, Steno
graphers, Deputies Sheriff And Elec
ted Officers Get 10 Percent Raises
Attorney Gets 25 percent
Through the beneficence of the leg
islature, backed by the approval of the
Governor inthelastdaysof the session,
most of the territorial and county offi
cials on Maul are now receiving In
creased salaries to help them buck
old H. C. of L. Most of the raises
amount to about 10 percent of the old
salaries, the notable exception being
that of the county attorney who got a
25 percent boost.
The following is a list of most of
Clerk and stenographer. Wailuku district court $ 720 $ 900
uisirici magistrate, ianaina
District magistrate, Wailuku
District magistrate, Makawao
District magistrate, Hana
District magistrate, Molokai
Sheriff of Maul County
Auditor .. .,
Deputy sheriff, Lahalna
Deputy sheriff, Wailuku
Deputy sheriff, Hana
Deputy sheriff, Makawao
Deputy sherig, Molokai
Clerk, 2nd Circuit Court
Stenographer, 2nd Circuit Court
Graduate Nurses Of
Islands Form Club
A Graduate nurses club has been
formed for the following purposes.
1. To offer our Services to the Red
2. To establish a benefit fund for
nurses In need.
3. To promote a, friendly inter
course among its members to the end
that the profession may excerise
that respect and support within its
own ranks and from the community
to which the character of its work eiv
titles it. The annual dues are $1
with an initiation fee of $1.
All graduate nurses of the Islands
are Invited to become members.
Application may be made to Miss
Mary Johnson, President, Colonial
Hotel, Kuma St., or to Mrs. Harvey B.
Liniclair, Secretary, 1227 Matlock Ave.,