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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office At Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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SEPTEMBER 21. 1917
THE CIVIC CONVENTION
The Sixth Civic Convention, held in Honolulu in the early days
of the week, was a success in every way. Numerous questions of im- ;
porlance were treated in papers, and discussed, and undoubtedly good
will come out of the two days of work. Honolulu threw her doors 1
open to the delegates from the outer islands, and her hospitality was
fully recognized and appreciated. Maui has been given a difficult pace '
to follow next year in this regard, but will undoubtedly be found equal i
to the task.
If, however, the late convention was important, the one to be held
in W ailuku a year hence will be doubly so. Much of the discussion and
work at Honolulu had to do with matters which must come before the 1
Legislature and can be disposed of by that body only. Therefore, the
Maui convention in 1918 will have the final fling at the various questions 1
under discussion and will round out, as it were, its program for the '
consideration of our chief law-making body. Some propositions will
be altered perforce of changed conditions, while new problems will arise. !
In view of these facts, the sooner we can get together on the multi- '
phased question of the Maui convention (as the 1918 gathering will
henceforward be generally designated, perhaps), the better. Certainly
the start should be definitely made not later than the first of the new
year, and the work of preparation should be driven intelligently and
OUR NEWEST ALLY
Argentina, or the Argentine Republic, the newest ally of the Unit
ed States in the war against Prussianism, is the second in size of the
South American countries, although. its population of 9,000,000 is com
paratively small. The republic has, however, a war strength of 415,000
men and an available unorganized strength of 1,078,576, and could,
therefore, send to the front, in a pinch, quite a formidable army. 1'ut
the great value of Argentina will be found in her ability to supply the
Allies with agricultural products and meats. Her production of wheat
and corn is very large, while the value of other cultures exceeds 200,
000,000. The alignment of Argentina with the Allies will also have a
tremendous effect upon other South American countries, hastening the
day when quite all of them will be in the war game with the United
The fact that teachers assigned to country districts in this Territory
are required to furnish the cottages in which they must live should be
made known to, and thoroughly understood by, them at the time they
are negotiated with on the Coast for employment in these Islands. There
are no two ways about this, and if the Department of Education has
failed in a single instance to have the matter understood thoroughly in
advance, it has been remiss in its duty to the teacher and the public.
There should be no cause for complaint such as is contained in a letter
signed "Kamaaina", appearing in another column of this issue.
The information was sent out from Washington Wednesday that
within six months all American steamers available for transport purposes
would be commandeered within six months. This means to us that,
un'ess the employment of foreign bottoms is authorized or some of the
new vessels now building are brought this way, the sugar output next
summer cannot be moved and Hawaii will be in a serious plight. The
Territorial government, planters' association and, commercial organiza
tions should at once storm Washington with such representations as may
bring relief from this now self-evident peril.
A good part of a morning session of the Civic Convention was tak-
n up with discussion of the so-called "daylight saving" proposition.
This is a question of interest to Honolulu almost exclusively, inasmuch
as the plantations of all the islands have been working upon the plan
for years; and not a proper subject for the consideration of the Civic
Convention. If Honolulu people wish to fall in line with the plantation
districts, all they have to do is to adjust their clocks accordingly. The
subject had never occurred to us as important enough to engage the
massed brains of the Territory in serious discussion.
The offer by the Kaiser of prizes to his armies bringing in American
soldiers recalls the old story of the man who grappled the bear. It
is already apparent to most of the world that the Kaiser will see much
of the American soldier before long without spending good money to
have him brought closer; and that he will find the "Samtnie" a hard
customer to get rid of. Even grim war is not without its comedy.
The Civic Convention is in favor of establishing a Territorial de
partment of accounts and audits. With county auditors checking the
accounts of county officials; the bank examiner checking the auditors,
and a department of accounts and audits keeping a searchlight on all,
surely public, money should be reasonably safe.
CALIFORNIA'S FINEST CANNED FRUITS AND VEGE
TABLES ARE PACKED UNDER THE
DEL MONTE BRAND
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.
GONSALVES & CO., Ltd.
74 Queen Street HONOLULU, T. H.
Garments faded by water and sun will look like new if you send
them to the
Trench Laundry for Dyeing
MAIL ORDERS A SPECIALTY.
777 So. King Street HONOLULU
Jno. D. Souza, Paia Agent M. Uyeno, Kahului Agent
Jack Linton, Wailuku Agent.
HONOLULU, Sept. 15. Island eggs
have advanced another three cents a
dozen this week and are very scarce.
There are not near enough Island eggs
in the market at the present time to
supply the demand. The prices of
California eggs have also advanced.
Island chickens are scarce but the
prices are the same as they were last
There Is a good supply of Muscovy
ducks at the present time which is
just about meeting the demand.
Twice a week, the Division will re
ceive Ohelo berrirs from Hilo. These
berries sell .for ten cents a pound re
tail, the same as the Pohas, and are
very good for making jelly and jams.
Island Irish potatoes are scarce and
there will not be many shipped to the
market for about a month. The price
of sweet potatoes have remained the
same this week but are selling better
than they did last week.
The Division has just revised and
printed a seed price list that will be
of interest to Island people wishing
to purchase any seeds. We will gladly
send a copy to any one upon request.
O. B. LIGHTFOOT, Acting Supr.
Eight island-bred mules, six double
delivery wagons and five sets double
harness. Apply at once to Henry May
& Co., Ltd., Honolulu.
Co.'s Merchandise Dept.
(From Governor Pinkham's Speech To Civic Convention.)
"I know of no opportunity from public lands, to establish parks on
Maui, save as the federal government has indicated its intentions in the
Haleakala division of the Hawaii national park. The uplands of Maui
present an opportunity for food production and conservation that will
establish farming on a sound basis. Food production must become a
successful business proposition in order to exist and become a reliance
"I feel much confidence when such gentlemen as Mr. Harold Rice
Dr. W. D. Baldwin, Dr. J. H. Raymond and others are determined to
solve the problem as a business proposition.
"The Baldwin interests are also endeavoring to furnish other prime
necosities lor themselves and the islands. 1 he nrmufacture of cement
has been accomplished, and a motor fuel from molasses is within a
near possibility. With this aggressive enterprise and capital I be
lieve we may expect other successful innovations."
GOOD judgment and patriotism unite in urging Americans to keep business
moving at top speed during the war. No more effective way can be
found to render aid to our allies in the great struggle which is to "make
the world safe for Democracy."
Advancing costs should not deter manufacturing and other business extensions
necessary to supply the needs of the country and those of the government and
the allied powers. Such costs are the natural results of conditions which have
disturbed the relation between the world's wealth and the world's money. High
prices have followed every war of magnitude in the past and are unavoidable in
this because for more than three years a large part of the world's productive
labor has been going on the wrong side of the ledger. Instead of producing
wealth, millions of men have been engaged in consuming and destroying wealth
produced by others.
Up to this time America has benefited by this condition, but we must now employ
much of what has been accumulated, as well as much of our productive labor, in .
the prosecution of the war a task profitless in a material sense, but of supreme
importance to humanity.
The elimination of millions of men from industrial operations must in itself
profoundly affect manufacturing costs for some time to come. Therefore those
who delay projected enterprises in the hope of lower construction costs are likely
to be disappointed. If such enterprises are necessary, delay is both unpatriotic
and unwise. If they are not necessary, directly or indirectly, to the great pur
pose of our country in the present emergency, they may well be postponed. All
of our productive energy every man who is not actually needed in military
service should be now employed in producing that of which there is most urgent
Since the United States entered the War this company has begun extensions that wUl
largely increase its output of steel and will cost approximately 8,000,000 at least
13,000,000 more than if made two years ago. These extensions are justified by the
urgent need for our products by both our own government and Its allies. In beginning
them, we have faced costs seemingly exorbitant with a Bease of duty and in the belipf
that years may elapse before they become materially less.
It is to be hoped that similar considerations will have weight in all industries of
ital importance to our country in the great and glorious task to which it has set Itself.
If so, there is no danger of stagnation in, American business and need be no fear that
the strength of America will suffer because of industrial depression in this, a supreme
hour of our national life.
THE YOUNGSTOWN SHEET 6k TUBE CO.
From "The Iron Age". August 30, 1917.
Telephones 1652 and 2012
Connecting all Departments
Kahului, Maui, T. H
Editor Maui News:
A matter has been brought to the
attention of the writer which surely
merits a little investigation on the
part of somebody with a view to seek
ing a remedy.
A young lady, stranger, entirely un
familiar with conditions as they exist
n this part of the world, arrived on
Maui from California recently, ready
to assume her duties as teacher in
that isolated district known as Kea
hua. She was under the impression
that she was to have a furnished cot
tage and she naturally expected that
some preparation had been made for
her comfort. Imagine then her sur
prise on arriving at her destination to
find an empty cottage merely, without
a stick of furniture of any kind. She
pent the night on the floor with a
bunch of cane tassels for a pillow and
when morning came, which surely
must have been welcome, she had no
idea where any food could be obtain
ed. She must have been in fine con
dition to tackle her new duties.
Another young lady arrived in Hai
ku under much the same circumstanc
es and, I am told, spent an entire day
Can nothing bo done to remedy such
a barbarous state of affairs in future?
Is there no one to acquaint teachers
with the conditions they are expected
to cope with out here at the time posi
tions are offered them? While I do
not wish to criticise, I question the
wisdom of sending a young girl to
live all alone in an isolated district
like Keahua or Haiku, but in any
event it would seem only simple cour
tesy on the part of some one, either
the inspector or principal of that cer
ta!n district, to see that a teacher on
arriving is furnished wih food and
shelter until such time as her cottage
can be made habitable, which In some
cases requires two or three weeks.
To me it seems hardly fair to expect
a teacher to provide from her slender
salary all the things required to make
her cottage habitable during the few
months she may live in it, but if she
were aware before leaving home of
this requirement, she might bring
many things with her that she Is
otherwise under the necessity of buy
ing. Teaching the young idea how to
shoot is at best not the easiest way
in the world to make a living, and
wi,th such a reception, or rather entire
lack of reception, which the young
ladies referred to received, no one
could blame them if they had taken
the first steamer back to the Coast.
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing County Pounds have been
The County Found is located on the
mauka side of the Pukoo-Kamalo Road
at Ualapue, Molokai, on the premises
now known as the County Stables and
that JOHN H. RODRIGUES has been
duly appointed Pound Master for said
2. Ulupalakua, Makawao, Maui.
The County Pound is located In the
paddock at Ulupalakua on the mauka
side oX the Ulupalakua-Kanaio Road
and opposite the Government School
premises, and that James Brown has
been duly appointed Pound Master for
By Order of the Board of Super
visors for and Withiji the Coun
ty of Maul, Territory of Hawaii.
WM. FRED. KAAE,
County Clerk, County of Maui, T. H.
(Sept. 21, 28.)
The schools of the Wailuku district
will be visited by a Government Phys
ician on the following dates at 9 A.
M. for the purpose of vaccinating all
Kahului September 26.
Waikapu September 27.
Waihee September 28.
Wailuku Public October 1.
Wailuku Catholic Girls' Oct 2.
Wailuku Catholic Boys' Oct. 4.
Kahakuloa Octobed 8.
(Sept. 21, 28.)
The Government Physician for
district of Lahaina expects to be it
the schools, and on the dates, named
below for vaccinations.
September 24 Olowalu.
September 25 Honokowal.
September 26 Puukolii, Public an4
September 27 Catholic, Lahaina.
September 28 Honolua.
October 2 Kamehameha III School