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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1917.
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On The Other Islands
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Hilo Gets Soaking
As all signs of rain bad failed for
the past three months, the threaten
ing clouds which left their traces In
misty showers at short Intervals yes
terday, accounted for the scores of
Hiloltes who were caught away from
home last evening when a real rain
set In and for an hour, reminded the
populace of the rains which have given
Hllo the name of "the rainy city."
Drenched to the skin, came people
from all parts of the compass, but so
pleased were they that the long-look-ed-fof
rain had actually arrived, their
faces were wreathed In smiles rather
than otherwise, for well they knew
what that soaking shower meant to
the district. Hawaii Post (Monday).
The Danger Of Neglect
Many persons fail to realize how
Important It Is to register births,
deaths and marriages.
An example of the importance of
these records has recently come up
in Honolulu. Miss Waldron, born
some 18 years ago on Maul, is seeking
admission to Girton College, Cam
bridge, England; but before she can be
admitted she must produce a certified
copy of her birth certificate. When
application was made to the proper
authorities locally, for this certificate,
It could not be secured for the simple
reason that the birth had never been
These birth certificates, are also
very necessary factors In a claim for
1 life Insurance, as a means of establish
ing the age affidavit. It seems, per
haps, like looking a very long way
ahead to record your birth. In order
that you may be primed for your
death, but it is a simple thing to do;
and the neglect of it may be serious.
Armed with, a wind-gauge and ac
companied by an old Hawaiian who
live.? near the Pali and who, most of
his life, has been familiar with the
habits of the wind that blows through
Oahu's celebrated mountain gap, Wil
liam P. Rossister early yesterday
morning took an automobile for
the historic pass to make more de
tailed study with reference to his pro
position to utilize the air-force there
for the purpose of supplying electric
light and power.
Ever since Rossister arrived in Ho
nolulu he has been occupied in gather
ing Information covering the records
of the trade winds and kona winds far
years past. He repeats his original
assertion that there is enough power
going to waste at the Pall to give Ho
nolulu great value in electric power,
a power, he declares, much cheaper
than water power. There are prob
lems to be solved, of course, says the
Boston scientist, but he believes that
they present no insurmountable diffi
That the Olaa Plantation is deter
mined to carry out the manufacture of
paper from bagasse is indicated in the
fact that a shipment through Wells
Fargo of no less than one thousand
pounds of this material, goes forward
today, addressed to the Federal Horti
cultural Board, Boston, Mass., there
to be thoroughly tried out in the in
terest of the manufacture of news
Manager Eckart feels positive that
satisfactory results will obtain, and
has instructed Mr. R. I. Smith, di
rector of the Horticultural Board, to
go to the bottom of the experiment at
There has been talk of manufac
turing paper from this material for
the past few years, and the Olaa
Plantation has been among the pro
moters to the extent that sufficient
results have been obtained to assure
the backers that success will result
from the shipment now in transit.
The manufacture of paper from this
material will have much to do with
the future price of paper which has
for the last three years been soaring
with the end still out of sight Ha
Plantation labor in the territory of
Hawaii will receive more than a mil
lion dollars this year in excess of what
was paid them in bonuses last year.
They will be paid more than $5,000,
000 as against approximately $4,000,
000 in 1916. In 1916 the payments
were at the rate of 59 percent, while
this year according to present aver
ages the percentage will be 66 to 70
percent. This Is more apt to be rais
ed rather than lowered before the
Bonuses are determined by the pre
vailing price of sugar and with the
present price of raw sugar above the
average for the season some further
increase In the bonus rate may be ex
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A Discordant Note
The pleasant impression created by
the aforementioned incidents is some
what discounted by the agitation of
Japanese leaders at the present time
for Increase of wages for plantation
laborers. There seems no occasion
for stirring up dissatisfaction at such
a time as this. The laborers have been
fairly Jubilant over the amount they
have been earning since the bonus sys
tem was adopted. Many of ihem have
earned so much that they have in
dulged in great extravagances, and not
a few have retired from labor, thereby
complicating the labor problem for the
plantations. Under such conditions
the planters naturally hesitate to grow
liberal too fast. If the Planters As
sociation had shown Itself indifferent
to the welfare of the laborers, the
plea of higher cost of living would
have more weight, but in the midst of
uncertain legislation affecting sugar
interests, the planters took action
which placed labor here on an advant
ageous footing equalled In few places
In the world, and in view of these
recent evidences of fairness on their
part, it does not appear creditable to
the Japanese to stir up agitation which
may lead no one knows where. To
say that this is an inopportune time
to agitate may sound like the ever
ready excuse of an objector, but if
agitation must come, it would seem
that a better time could be chosen
than a time of war and a time of
Incidentally we remark that the av
erage wage of the laborer on the plan
tation is In actual cash greater than
the average salaries of our ministers
of the gospel of the same nationality.
The laborer also receives free medical
attendance and free firewood, which
in most cases the minister does not.
The laborer does not need to dress so
particularly, nor to buy so many books
and magazines, nor to entertain so
many guests as a minister must do in
order to live up to the requirements
of his position. Often the earnings of
the laborer are largely augmented by
the earnings of his wife, so that, in
comparison to the minister of the
gospel he is at an immense advantage.
We say this, not that we grudge pros
perity to the laborer, but to call atten
tion to the noble self-denial practised
by men in the ministry, who often suf
fer deprivation in silence, while they
give themselves gladly to the service
of God and their fellow men. The
Aeroplane For Uncle Sam
That the Territory of Hawaii, or
even each large center in the islands,
should start at once to collect money
to purchase an aeroplane for Uncle
Sam is the opinion of many people.
It is pointed out that many small
countries, not half as wealthy as Ha
waii, have presented aeroplanes to
the British war department. Why
should not Honolulu, . Hilo, Walluku
and other piaces do the same thinj,
ask thoe who are interested in the J
scheme. This war is going to be won
by aeroplanes, say those people who
know. Then why should not the peo
ple of the territory show their patriot
ism in a most practical way by pre
senting an airship, or several of them,
to the American war department?
Hawaii is reaping a great mone
tary benefit from the war, and al
though a large amount of money has
been donated in one way or another
to assist Uncle Sam, there should be
an effort made to provide some ex
tra "eyes" for our brave gunners who
are npw in France. Outside of the
show of patriotism, there is the ad
ded advantage of the Hawaiian Is
lands once more being placed on the
map as a place where things are done
In the right way. Hawaii Herald.
With a maximum price for raw su
gar fixed by the food administrator
the first to feel it, but If a 6V4 cent
price be made the bonuses would be
about the same as in 1916, or on a
60 percent basis and not far from
While the total amount disbursed in
the year on this account is 25 percent
more than last year, it will not come
all in the final payments, as in the
past three months the companies have
been paying a larger proportion each
month. Not all of the labor shares in
the bonus, for it is required that in
order to participate a laborer shall
have worked a specified number of
days in the month, this requirement
being made to Induce steadiness and
reliability in attendance by the labor
ers. Final payments will be 75 per
cent on the first six months and 66 2-3
for the last six months ,the balance
having been paid in monthly pay
Entered Of Record
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KAILIOI (widow) to Estate of II. P.
Baldwin, Trs. of 1-6 Int. in share In
hui land, Mailepat, Kaanapall, Maui,
Sept. 18, 1917. $30.
JAMES N. K. KEOLA, to Bank of
Maui, Ltd., Lot 3, Main St., Wallu
ku, Maui Sept. 22, 1917. $4700.
WONG A. CHONG & WF. to Bank of
Maui, Ltd., automobile, Sept. 19,
CHONG AH SAU, (w) to F. N. Chong,
Ap. 2 of R. P. 6400 Kul. 6540, Keo
kea, Kula, Maul, Mar. 7, 1917, 5 yrs
at $8.50 per month.
Assaignment Of Leas
LILIA (w) to A. Pomba int. in 28-100
A land, Honuakaua, Waihee, Maui,
Aug. 27, 1917. $20.
BANK OF MAUI, LTD., to James N.
K. Keola, Lot 3, Main St. Wailuku,
Maui, Sept. 22, 1917. $2100.
Those Who Travel
By Mauna Kea, Friday, Sept. 21,
from Lahaina Max Faber, A. V. Pe
ters, R. B. Menary, R. N. Talbott, A.
D. Nacimento, Sugawa, R. O. Hoe, Y.
Yoshioka, Ray Irwin, George S. Goo,
L. C. Smith, R. C. Quevillion, Roland
Gay, Mrs. Dixon and three children,
Mrs. Palea, Palea, Miss Ah Kee, S.
Hirakawa, A. Hongo, F. Stange, S.
Fukugawa, Niyama, J. F. Horita, Ni
shtnara. Bystr. Mauna Kea, from Lahaina
for Honolulu, Sept. 24 Chas. Wilcox,
E. L. Morgan, A. H. Case, C. D. Luf
kin, Mr and Mrs. Yatsumura, T. Osakl,
J. H. Foss, Miss Hattie Matsuoka,
Geo. Soper, E. B. Temple, Tanloka,
S. Siito, Sam Kamakau, Kurosawa,
J. T. Moir, Jr., J. Garcia.
By str. Claudine, from Honolulu,
Sept. 25 Mr. and Mrs. Bustard, C. R.
Shaw, L. Y. Aiona, Miss Lake, Mrs.
S. Lake, Mrs. Valea, Mrs. M. Ishlgu,
H. L. Freeman, Miss Eunice McLaren,
Miss Mabel Shellshear, Mrs. Young
and infant. Master Young, A. E. Hale,
Mrs. D. K. Wailehua, Miss V. Franco
and W. Lo Tai.
Weekly Market Letter
Honolulu, Sept. 22. Fresh toland
eggs have advanced three cents a
dozen and duck eggs x five cents a
dozen. The demand for island eggs is
still greater than the supply. Island
chickens are a little more plentiful
than they had been for a few weeks,
but the prices have remained the
Sweet potatoes are moving fast at
$1.25 wholesale and the Division could
handle more first-class sweet potatoes.
If any one has sweet potatoes, now is
the time to ship them to the market.
Evidently all the Ewa sweet potatoes
are being sold in the country as none
of them have been shipped to the Ho
The price of watermelons has drop
ped a little during the past week and
the Marketing Division is receiving
large shipments of very good melons
Hides have dropped two cents a
pound during the past week, which
has been the first change in prices for
Tomatoes have advanced a cent a
pound and there are not many good
tomatoes in the market. O. B.
LIGHTFOOT, Acting Supt.
WILL IT COME HERE?
As one curious, and even tragic,
result of the great world war, we are
confronted with a lot of new Inven
tions for war purposes which are now
being extensively advertised in Eng
land, and sold largely on the ma'.l
One of the latest is the Dayfield
body shield, a flexible steel under
jacket which is announced as a "pro
tection for your father .brother, hus
band, son or friend from the bullets
and shrapnel fire of the enemy." These
jackets are said to resist a bullet at
50 yards, and machine gun fire at 200
yards. The shot merely dents the
steel, which is made by a special pro
cess, and is said to be also proof against
sword, lance or bayonet thrust. Testi
monials are used from officers and
men at the front, speaking very high
ly of the invention.
The steel is covered with khaki
drill, and is light enough to wear with
comparative comfort under the tunic.
It costs $6 and $11. Whole pages are
being used to advertise it in British
Say Correspondent Erred.
Keahua School, Paia, Maui, T. H.
September 25, 1917
We, the California teachers of Kea
hua, wish to state that the letter that
appeared In the "Maui News" Septem
ber 24th, i entirely untrue as far as
we are concerned. On our arrival we
were welcomed and provided for by
the school authorities of this island.
Furthermore, we were well aware
of the existing conditions of Keahua
and of the state in which we were to
find our cottage, as we bad been well
informed by the same authorities.
In fact, every courtesy, kindness, and
hospitality were extended to us both
by our Commissioner of Education
and by our Supervising Principal.
MARGARET M. GAUTIER
BESSIE I. BRIGGS
My Neighbor Says:
Isn't it strange how the men and
women who give so freely of their
money and their sons balk when it
comes to giving up accustomed food?
Hoover says that money, men and
food are going to win this war; as a
nation we seem ready to sacrifice the
firBt two but want to continue to tickle
the palate with all the accustomed
That a most satisfactory "short
ning" can be made combining beef
suet and "Wesson Oil." Proceed as
follows: Soak the suet in salt water
for one hour or more, wipe dry, cut
in small pieces, put it in the oven and
let it remain until the scraps are
brown, strain, add one tablespoon of
salt and one quart of "Wesson Oil."
This makes a good substitute for
"Crisco" at one half the price.
That two families can make quite
a saving in service If they will com
bine on a dinner once a week. She
knows for she has tried it.
That a great saving of food would
result If everyone would see that all
surplus garden produce and island
fruits were passed on to some one else
and not fed to stock.
That few people realize that bana
nas are the cheapest food we have at
$ THE HOME OF THE I
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We have a large stock of
Inside Player Pianos
at fair prices and easy term.
We take old pianos in exchange.
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Just received new stock of
Mattrease, poultry netting,
paint and oil, furniture, etc.
Coffin and General Hardware.
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from your Kodak? If not,
send your work to our new
open to all customers for
professional criticism and ad
vice. We'll help you improve
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LODGE MAUI, NO. 984, A. F. A A. M.
Stated meeting will b held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on the first
Saturday night of each month at 7:30
Visiting brethren are cordially In
vited to attend.
H. K. DUNCAN, R. W. M.
W. A. ROBBINS, Secretary.
ALOHA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHT8
Regular meetings will be held at
the Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailu
ku, on the second and fourth Friday
of each month.
All visiting members are cordially
Invited to attend.
A. C. RATTRAY. C. C.
J. II. PRATT, K. R ft S.
FOR CAKE MAKING
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Dinner parties given special
floeololn Wholesale Produce
ISSUED BY THE TERRITORIAL
Weeklng ending, Sept. 22, 1917.
BUTTER AND EGGS.
Island Butter, lbs None
Eggs, select, doz 75
Eggs, No. 1, doz 73
Eggs, Duck doz 65
Young Roosters, lb 43 to .45
Hens, lb 35 to .37
Turkeys, lb 45 to .50
Ducks Muse, lb 30 to .32
Ducks, Pekin, lb 28 to .30
Ducks, Haw., dozen 7.00
VEGETABLES AND PRODUCE.
Beans, string, green 03
Beans, string, wax 04
Beans, lima in pod 03 M
Beans, Maul Red, cwt. ..8.50 to 9.00
Beans, Calico, cwt None
Beans, small white 13 to .14
Peas, dry Is. cwt None-
Beets, doz. bunches 30
Carrots, doz. bunches 40
Cabbage, cwt 3.00 to 3.50
Corn, sweet, 100 ears 2.50 to 3.00
Corn, sweet, lg. yel 80.00 to 85.00
Corn, Haw. sm. yel 82.00 to 83.00
Corn, Haw. lg. yel 79.00 to 81.00
Rice, Jap. sped, cwt 6.50
Rice, Haw. seed, cwt 6.90
Peanuts, lg. lb None
Peanuts Bin. lb None
Green Peppers, bell 06
Green Peppers, chili 05
Potatoes, Is. Irish None
Potatoes, Sweet, cwt 1.00
Potatoes, sweet, red 1.25
Taro, cwt 1.50 to 1.75
Taro, bunch .15
Green peas, lb Non
Cucumbers, doz 35 to .45
Pumpkins, lb 02
Onions, cwt. 1.50 to 1.75
Bananas, Chinese, bu 20 to .40
Bananas, Cooking, bu 1.25
Figs, 100 90
Grapes, Isabella, lb 09
Limes, 100 90
Pineapples, cwt 1.50
Papaias, cwt 90 to 1.00
Watermelons, cwt 2.50
Beef, cattle, and sbeep are not
bought at live weight They are
slaughtered and paid for on a dressed
Hogs, up to 150 lb 19 to .20
Beef, lb .13 to .14
Veal, lb 13 to .14
Mutton, lb 18 to .18
Pork, lb 22 to .23..
HIDES, Wet Salted.
Steer, No. 1 lb 18
Steer, No. 2, lb 16
Steer, Hair slip, 16
Kips, lb J.9
Goat, white 20 to .39
The following are prices on teed, t
o. b. Honolulu:
Corn, lg. yel. ton 85.00
Corn, sm. yel. ton 90.00
Corn cracked, ton 86.00 to 90.00
Bran ton 52.00 to 52.50
Barley, ton 57.50 to 58.00
Scratch food ton 87.50 to 90.00
Wheat, ton 87.50 to 88.00
Middling, ton 65.00
Hay, wheat, ton 35.00 to 40.00
Hay, alfalfa, ton 37.00 to 38.00
The marvelous wear quality
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years and years of experience
and an ability to buy in trem
endous quantities from the
best offerings of the leather
market, together with the
manufacturing economy of
making shoes on a large scale,
but also of the highest ideal
of quality that must be main
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