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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
EnUred at the 1'ost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as gecond-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued livery Friday,
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L. D. TIMMONS
(ACTING) EDITOR AND MANAGER
OCTOBER 5, 1917
SMALL V ARM ISC IN 77; TERRITORY
The paper of Mr. J. 1'. O'Brien, read before the Haiku Farmers'
Association and published elsewhere in this issue, is interesting in 1 hat
it conies from a man who has made a success of small farming and
knows what he is talking about. As we understand it, however, that
success was attained in Florida where the important essentials of water
and markets formed no problems whatever, and, moreover, the labor
(lucstion is never a serious one. In Hawaii the small farmer has, as
a riiie. those I actors to contend with from the very start, and inasmuch
as he is lett to solve them alone, much time and study and patience are
Every question has its beginning; every failure as well as every
success starts somewhere. In Hawaii conditions are such that, in a
majority of cases, unless certain work can precede homesteading, small
I .i ruling must, and does, prove an uphill business. That a success can
be made of it we all know; examples of this are not few. But in all
such cases the road has been a tedious one , attended by great risks and
calling lor extreme effort.
hen a man, or corporation ,lays out a block of land to be sold
as residence lots, water is laid on the property, streets are established
and such other necessities as circumstances may call lor supplied.
Homesteading areas should be prepared with much the same care before
settlers are invited upon the land. The United States has come to
recognize this fact, as witness the large irrigation projects in the west;
and it is to be hoped that this Territory has seen the last of people being
sent out into fields of rocks, or barren, waterless wastes and given "Get
busy; good-bye" as their principal, official encouragement to success.
The Haiku lands are rich; they were always promising; but the
settlers there are still handicapped by conditions which should have been
remedied before they were invited upon the land. They have overcome
many handicaps, but at the expense of much toil and money; and will
eventually "get there". It has, however, been a hazardous and difficult
The appeal of Mr. O'Brien for diversified farming is passed without
comment, for the reason that its soundness is perfectly clear and is
understood. Much instruction and effort is already being put forward
in this direction.
GERMANY'S COMMERCE DOOMED
The war on Germany, which the United States has been compelled
to enter following three years of insults and outrages, will, unless all
signs fail, result in the permanent loss to the former country of a
substantial part of her commerce. It is a foregone conclusion that Ger
many's trade with the European Allies cannot be rehabilitated in a life
time, while the commerce of that country with Central and South
America has been more or less permanently shattered. Germany's
business w ith Japan and China is a thing of the past, for Japan has been
quick to jump in, duplicate German manufactures and capture German
trade in the Far East.
In the United States factories have sprung up like mushrooms in
a night lor the purpose of turning out w ares and articles which had hith
erto been purchased exclusively from Germany. There is probably
not a thing of commercial importance that one can think of, lormerly
purchased in Germany, but is now produced in large quantities in our
own country ; and supplies of all such are increasing from month to
month. The toy business, which was so important to Germany, has been
taken over bodily by the United Stales and Japan, while Germany's
trade in chemicals has also been absorbed, perhaps for all time. Dyes,
regarded as a German monopoly, are being duplicated in the United
Mates and will soon be turned out in quantities sullicient to supply the
world. The branch of the great house of Sherwin- illiams Co., at
Chicago, has so' increased its plant that a birdseye view of its many great
buildings is like unto that of a manufacturing city; and an important
section of this immense enterprise is given over to duplicating German
dyes and chemicals. And this is but one of the mammoth American
concerns which prepared to absorb German business, as a permanent
proposition, when the Kaiser entered upon his policy of ruthiessness
on the high seas.
Germany s enormous loss in men and treasure will be but the
beginning. The absolute ruination of her commerce will throw her
upon the charity of the world for year after the war is over. And the
Inanie will, eventually at least, fall where it belongs upon the head of
FIGHTING MEN TO BE PROTECTED
That Uncle Sam intends to protect the business and home interests
of his soldiers and sailors while they are at war is shown not alone by
the insurance bill now in Congress but in an equally important way in
what is known as "the civil rights bill," introduced in the Senate by Mr.
Chamberlain, chairman of the military affairs committee. All men
drawn from Hawaii as officers, or drafted into service, will be protected
by these two measures. The principal points in the "civil rights bill"
ire as follows ;
1. Prevents an alleged creditor from obtaining a judgment against
him by default during his absence from home.
2. Prevents seizure of his home or property to satisfy a judgment
granted against him just before his departure.
3. Prevents the statute of limitations from operating to prevent
a fighting man suing for his just debt, should the legal limit expire
during his arbsence.
4. Prevents landlords from dispossessing his family should they
be unable at any time to pay rent during his absence.
5. Prevents foreclosure, costing him all he has paid, on homes
being bought by soldiers or sailors on the instalment plan when they
w ere ordered to the colors.
6. Prevents foreclosures of mortgages on his business or stock in
7. Protects his claim on mining or irrigation lands he has pre
empted under the Federal law. Relieves him of the yearly payments
required on such claims and prevents claim jumping.
8. Prevents insurance companies from cancelling his insurance
policies if he defaults in premiums in his absence.
y. Prevents sale of his properly to satisfy taxes.
The supervisors of Honolulu arc instituting a policy of war-time
economy and have already found out that a great deal of money can be
saved without seriously crippling public business. This is a matter
which might well engage the serious attention of the Maui Board.
Certainly the people's business should not suffer as the result' of undue
parsimony; but if the expense list of this county were carefully gone
over it would probably be found that many items could be cut out for
the present, or, at any rate, the appropriations therefor reduced. We
would suggest that the supervisors go carefully into the matter at their
next meeting. The county fathers have been reasonably economical in
the past, but when there is smooth sailing we all know that it is so easy
to le i til 1 an expense account with non-essentials; and it is quite possible
(even probable) that money is being expended which should be saved,
in this time w hen economy must be the watchword all along the line.
Cutting off of shipments by the Allies, including the United States,
to the neutral states of Europe is a drastic move, but circumstances
on circumstances have served to justify and make it necessary. It
has been plain for a long while that Germany was drawing substantial
supplies from neighboring neutrals, while the latter were being fed,
so to speak, by America, England and their allies in the war. The
decision, made known yesterday, to thoroughly check this business may
entail hardship upon neutrals, but can only be regarded as the penally
for their own sins.
The ladies of Kauai, headed by Mrs. Chas. A. Rice and Miss Elsie
H. Wilcox, have arranged to have Mrs. Russell, the expert of the Y.
. C. A., tour the Garden Island and give demonstrations in cooking
for instruction in the work of food conservation. This is a good tip
for the ladies of Maui, if they have not already thought of it. We under
stand that the services of Mrs. Russell will be available a little later on
and hope that arrangements can be made to command them here for a
We cannot understand why some of the money appropriated by
Ihe Legislature for carrying on a campaign against mosquitoes in the
Territory is not spent on the island of Maui. The appropriation is
$30,000 and to date practically every dollar expended has been used in
the fight at Honolulu. Let us have a reasonable share of the appropria
tion so that some sort of an anti-mosquito campaign may be carried on
La Follettc has often been referred to as the "Wisconsin lion." In
the same connection it is recalled that Roosevelt has a reputation for be
ing somewhat of a lion hunter.
Governor Pinkham is a welcome visitor to Maui. We are hope
ful that his sojourn may result in recuperated energies, and that he
may enjoy his vacation here.
Judging from the picture of von llindenberg, the German field
marshal would understand the term "Prosit" better than the Kaiser's
panegyric on his triumphs in the field.
Women Of Maui
Meet And Talk
That the women of Maui are wide
awake, and willing to assist in every
way possible in co-operating with Mr.
Hoover, food commissioner, in his
plans for food conservation, was de
monstrated at a meeting held on Sat
urday, September 29th, at the home of
Mrs. Kepoikai, in WailuUu. There
were about thirty women present,
representing every district of Maul.
Mrs. A. C. Howdish, chairman of
Hie Women's Food Commission for
Maui, called the meeting to order at
3 p. in., and the plans under which the
Maui ladies were to work, came up
for discussion. U was decided that
in the absence of working plans from
neauquarters- it would be necessary
to work along somewhat original lines
Committees were appointed to visit
the bakeries, hotels, restaurants,
schools, club houses and practically
every home on Maui, impressing upon
all Hoover's plea for Men, Money and
Food, emphasizing the necessity of
eliminating all waste substituting, as
much as possible, home-grown pro
ducts lor the things that can be ex
ported to our Allies and to our sol
diers; using more Graham, rye and
corn meal as a substitute for the
There is to be printed in four langu
ages "k;tcheu cards" to be left at
each place visited, emphasizing the
necessity of "buying with thought",
"cooking with care," "serving just
enough," "saving what will keep,"
"eating what will spoil" and "using
The following commijtees were ap
pointed: Executive Mrs. A. C. Kowdish,
president; Mrs. Y. H. Cameron, sec
retary; Mrs. Angus Macl'hee, Mrs. F.
Uosecrans, Mrs, M. Hair, Mrs. W. D.
Ilaldwin, Mrs. Will. J. Cooper and
Mss Edna C. Hill.
Committee to visit the schools
Mrs. Howdisli, Miss Adams, Mrs. W.
A. Clark, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Mac
Donald, Mrs. Howman, Mrs. Fantom,
Miss Crook, Mrs. Lake, Mrs. Dodge,
ami Mr. Hoogs.
Committee to distribute kitchen
cards Mrs. MacDonald, Mrs. Ting,
Mrs. Weight, Mrs. Konda, Mrs. Linton,
Mrs. Enos, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. MacPhee,
Mrs. Fukuda, Mrs. Lake, Miss Adams,
Miss Ahu, Mrs. Fantom, Mrs. Royola,
Mrs. Pleasant, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs.
A. MacNicoll, Mrs. Searby, Mrs. W.
D. Haldwin, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Krauss,
Mrs. Hair, Mrs. Hoogs, Mrs. Raymond,
Mrs. Crowell, Miss Mast.
Miss Adela Adams, who has recent
ly come from the East and is now act
ing matron of Kula Sanitarium, gave
.11 interesting talk on the work being
accomplished by the women of the
Atlantic States in conserving food.
That the members of committees
.lave plenty of work ahead of them is
jvident from the reports which have
ilready reached the secretary from
.Iamakuapoko and Lahaina, where
.here are the following families to be
.'isited: Ilamakuapoko Portuguese,
10; Hawaiian, 12; Porto Rican, 20;
Filipino, 10; Japanese, 100; Chinese,
J ; Koreans, 3; English, 13. Lahaina
English, 146; Hawaiian, 293; Ch'nese,
S2; Japanese, 1000.
The next meeting will be held at
die Community House, Kahului, the
latter part of this month, when the re
ports of committees will be given and
the etlklency of the organization
MRS. F. B. CAMERON, Sec'y.
To parents and guardians of chil
dren attending school in the Kihei
and Puunene districts.
The following schools of the Kihei
and Tuunene dstricts will be visited
by a government physician for the
purpose of vacinating all unvacinated
children, on the dates and time stated
Spreckelsville October 9th, after
9 a. in.
Camp 10 October 9th, after 9 a. m.
Puunene October 9th, after 9 a. m.
Puunene (Japanese) October 9th,
9 a. m.
Kihei October 11th, after 9 a. m.
Kihei (Japanese) October 11th,
9 a. m.
All outstanding bills of K. W. Kam
are now due and payable. Kindly
forward same to me co. Pleasanton
K. W. KAM.
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a leak in th gas,
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Offices and Store
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Why have dull knives,' shears, chisels, axes or any other
dull tool that should he sharp? Here's a sharpener any
child can operate; gies a keen edge in a jiffy; a light,
strong little implement that may he quickly attached to
any table or bench.
GEUINE DI MO-GRIT WHEEL.
Just the thing for the mechanic to take out on the job.
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LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS
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