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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1917.
Taxes Charged On
Parcels Post Mail
The Wailuku postofflce requests the
following Information published, It
applying to all offices on Maul:
"reflective December 1st:.. Upon
every domestic parcel post package
on which the postage Is 25 cents or
fraction part thereof. Postage stamps
representing Insurance or C. O. D.
fees are not to be counted in comput
ing the tax. No tax if postage is less
than 25 cents. When the postage is
25 cents the tax is one cent; when the
postage is from 26 to 50 cents the tax
is two cents, and so on.
"Special internal revenue stamps
must be used to pay the tax. Inter
nal revenue stamps are not valid for
postage stamps valid for the pay
ment of the tax.
"The Internal revenue stamps af
fixed to parcels must be cancelled by
the sender placing thereon his writ
ten or stamped initials, together wiih
the date. In no case should the send
er cancel the postage stamps affixed
"A supply of revenue stamps have
been recei ved by the post master at
Wailuku, for distribution to all post
offices in the County of Maui, and for
sale to the public."
Features Of New
The whole mutter of the selective
draft f.n the Territory will be gone
over again, and the investigation will
probably result in the elimination
from nilitary calculations of a very
large number of men who apparent
ly past the first tests. It seems to
be the opinion in official circles that
many of the registrants did not have a
clear idra of their rights under the
exemption clauses of the law. The
following are leading features of the
The period of classification under
the new regulations will beg;n on
December 15. Time between now and
that date is to be utilized in famil'ar
izing draft officals with the new
Every man in the territory who has
registered for military service will be
sent a questionnaire to be filled out
and returned within a period of seven
days. Upon these answers draft
boards will determine their selections.
The entire legal profession of the
territory is to be enlisted for volun
tary service upon a Legal Advisory
Board, whose duty is shall be to ad
vise registered and drafted persons
as to their rights under the law.
Similar organization is to be effect
ed from among the entire medical
fraternity, these boards to conduct ex
haustivephysicalexaniinations of per
sons found qualified physically for
The entire process of classification
is to be completed within a period of
60 days from the time it is begun.
Clerical forces are to be enlarged to
Particular attention is invited to
the announcement by the Tuunene
Store, on page six, of this issue, in
regard to its large and varied stock
of holiday offerings. The Kahului
Store has for a long time been devel
oping plans to throughly meet the
Christmas demands of its large and
increasing trade, and that success
has been attained is fully demonstra
ted in its splendid showing of novel
ties and Yulet'-de staples. An early
Inspection of its very complete line
is cordially recommended by the
DELINQUENT TAX COMMISSION
The delinquent tax commission will,
if nothing interferes, meet in Wai
luku on December 8 to look into tax
delinquent cases and to devise means
for collecting the same. The com
mission consists of Assessor J. II. Ku
newa, Territorial Treasurer Chas. J.
McCarthy, Territorial Auditor Hop
kins, George Weight and James N. K.
Joseph Xavier, very efficient and
obliging clerk in the Wailuku post
office, has resigned to take effect to
night. The schedule of salaries in
the postofflce department is not such
as to be attractive, insofar as the Is
lands, are concerned, and Mr. Xavier
hopes to get into something else offer
ing larger remuneration for his work.
AT THE GRAND
Mr. Distelli, the new manager of
the Grand Hotel, proved a capable and
courteous host on Thanksgiving Day,
serving a big dinner at evening to
many guests from various parts of the
The Ameiican schooner Fred J.
Wood, Captain It. E. Peasley, arrived
at Kahului Monday from Chile with
900 tons of nitrates.
The steamer Hyades will arrive
Monday or Tuesday from the Coast,
via. Honolulu, Tort Allen and Kaana
palt, with 318 tons of freight for Ka
hului. She will take 750 tons of
molasses from Paia.
The schooners Wawona and Albert
Meyers will arive here about the
same time next week from Belling
ham, Wash., with lumber, the former
bringing 513,679 feet and the latter
Harold Rice Buys
More Fine Cattle
While on the island of Hawaii two
weeks ago, Harold Rice purchased
one hundred fine heifers of the Here
ford breed from the Parker Ranch.
They were shipped last week and
have arrived here in excellent shape.
It is Mr. Rice's intention to go in
to the breeding of fine stock on a
larger scale than ever before, and this
purchase Is in line with that policy.
Mrs. Otto Oss
After an illness which lasted a lit
tle more than three weeks Mrs. Otto
Oss died at ten-forty o'clock Sunday
night at the family home, 1418 Vic
toria Street, Honolulu.
Mrs. Oss was born December 26,
1849, and was approaclrng her sixty
eighth birthday when her last illness
came upon her. She is survived by
her husband and four children, Olaf
Oss, who now resides in Oregon City;
Mrs. G. W. Wilbur of Wailuku, Maui;
Norman Oss and Mrs. C. M. Tracy,
both of Honolulu.
Tender and true as a wife, kind,
loving and devoted as a mother, and
staunch and dependable in her friend
ships, Mrs. Oss will be sincerely
mourned, and the Islands have sus
tained a loss that will be felt.
The following new books have been
presented to the Maui Library by Hon.
George R. Carter:
"The Foes of Our Household,"
"When a Man Comes to Himself."
"The Three Things"
Mary Raymond S. Andrews.
"Speaking of Prussians"
Irwin S. Cobb.
J. P. Bangs.
MAJOR GREEN HERE
Major Francis J. Green arrived
here Wednesday morning to con
sult with the local board on changes
in the selective draft regulations. He
is quartered at the Maui Hotel.
MANOA AT KAHULUI
The steamer Manoa arrived at Ka
hului this morning, bringing 1150 tons
of freight. She will take pines and
molasses and sail sometime tomor
row evening for Honolulu.
Change Of Lunas On
Andrew Gross, division overseer of
the Wailuku Sugar Co., at Waikapu,
has been discharged and will bo suc
ceeded by George Wilbur, overseer
of the Wailuku division of the com
pany. It is understood that Mr. Gross
will go to Pioneer, at Lahaina.
S. T. Short has been promoted to
be head kiln a of Wailuku d'Kision,
succeeding Mr. Wilbur.
Frank L. Hoogs is promoted to
water luna, succeeding Mr. Short.
"I say, waitah, is this peach or
Garcon "Can't you tell by the
"Then what difference does it
FOR SALE We are offering for sale
the following property: One Fede
ral truck, Hi tons; 1 Denby truck,
1V4 tons; 1 Packard truck, ton;
2 drays, 2 wagons, 4 horses, 2 mules,
1 drill outfit, 1 boiler, 1 saw. Wai
luku Construction & Drayage Co.,
LOST One small memo book. (Rob
inson Reminder.) Finder please
not'fy Maui News office.
There Will Be No
Fixed Bean Price
Growers And Dealers Will Make
Trice But Speculation Will Be
The National Food Administration
has Issued the following letter on the
subject of beans:
In answer to inquiries from the im
portant bean producing sections the
United States Food Administration
announces that it has fixed no price
on beans and does not contemplate
The Army and Navy have recent
ly purchased specific lots of beans to
be shipped before November 15. The
Federal Trade Commission advised as
to costs of beans in the hands of
dealers and the Food Administration
advised as to where these orders
might be placed, but the purchases
were made by the properly constitu
ted authorities, i. e., the Quartermast
er General of the Army and the Pay
master General of the Navy.
The Food Administration is inform
ed that these orders were placed en
tirely with dealers, and that while
these prices may have been below
market value they represented fair
profit to dealers, based on Federal
Trade Commission reports.
The Food Control Act does not
authorize, the Food Administration to
fix prices to the grower of beans, but
it has the responsibility of prevent
ing the various agencies in distrbu
tion from exacting unreasonable pro
fits to the end that beans may reach
the consumer at as reasonable a price
as is consistent with a reasonable pro
fit to any necessary factor In distri
but'on. Speculating and hoarding,
and reselling within the trade must
be discontinued, and dealers are re
qu'red to sell at a reasonable profit
over actual cost at the time of sale,
without regard to the market or re
This policy is adopted for the pro
lection of the producer as well as for
the consumer, and it is much to be
desired that every bean grower using
soil adapted for bean growing and ex
ercising due care and diligence should
receive afair profit over the cost of
product'on. Of course no agency of
the government could undertake to
protect individuals or districts which
have been unfortunate in weather and
crop conditions if the general supply
operates in such a way as to make
the market values disappointing.
While the enormous increase In
Colorado, New Mexico and California
far more than offset these shortages
and must necessarily effect the gen
eral market values. In recent years
large importations of Manchurian
beans of good quality have been
brought into the country and the re
ports are that the Manchurian crop
is vastly increased over any previous
year. By reason, of the shortage of
tonnage and the dangers in the sub
marine zone the Manchurian beans
are very naturally seeking a market
in this country. They could hardly
move in any other direction.
The Food Administration proposes
to help wherever possible in the cam
paign to encourage the farmer and in
crease production, but the economic
conditions above referred to are the
real causes of the present unsettled
conditions of the market and must be
Red Cross Work
v During November
The following seven cases were
shipped by the Red Cross workers of
Maul during November: Three of
surgical supplies, three hospital sup
plies, one of kn'tted goods. Each
case containing surgical supplies had
6416 gauze pads, 4x4; 2580 gauze
pads, 9x9; 253 gauze rolls, 3 yards;
108 drains, one inch, and 150 roller
Eeach case of hospital supplies con
tained 174 flannelette pajamas, 57
pairs flannelette drawers and 103
Knitted cases contained 20 pairs of
sox, 26 pairs short wrietlets, 40 pairs
long wristlets, 22 sweaters, 08 mufflers
and 7 helmets.
AT HONOLUA PARK
Lahaina people had a delightful
picnic outing at Supervisor D. T.
Fleming's principality yesterday, us
ing Honolua park for the purpose.
The crowd arrived shortly before 12
and had the spread during the noon
hour. The viands were of the regu
lation, Thanksgiving style.
In the afternoon there was swim
ming and games. All had a fine
Pertinent Paragraphs j
Dr. and Mrs. Aiken, Wailuku, en
tertained a party of friends at a dance
n. S. Yeamans, representing Butler
Bros., of Chicago and New York, is
paying Maui a visit this week In the
interest of his big concern.
Just before leaving Honolulu on
Monday for Maui, J. F. Child, food
commissioner, received a cablegram
announcing the death of his father In
A prominent military officer writ
ing from the mainland to D. C. Lind
say, desnibes the new AmerUan Na
tional Army as the finest military
body he ever saw.
Henry W. Rletow, jeweller with
Wichman & Co., Honolulu, is visiting
his son Ray B. Rietow, of Wailuku.
The elder Mr. Rietow is convalescing
from a recent severe attack of pneu
Judge Edings has named D. C. Lind
say and Dan Carey to be jury com
missioners for this court e'reuit dur
ing the coming year. The lists of
grand and petty jurors for the year
will be drawn up in January.
Mr. and Mrs. Field entertained a
party of friends at Thanksgiving din
ner last evening. A big spread was
g'ven at the Maui Hotel, which was
much enjoyed by a large number of
Miss Mary Hart has been requested
by Judge McKay to resign from the
office of clerk of the Wailuku district
court, but, it Is understood, she has
declined to do so. In the meanwhile,
Miss Edith Lawrence, stenographer
in the Wailuku Mill office, has been
offered the position.
Joint Thanksgiving services were
held in the Church of the Good Shep
herd, Wailuku, yesterday, Rev. J.
Charles Villiers, who preached, being
assisted by Rev. Rowland B. Dodgei
Services and music were appropriate
Mrs. Pharos gave a very pleasant
afternoon on Monday in honor of Mrs.
Foster Murray. Knitting, games, re
freshments and songs were the feat
ures. Owing to the very heavy rain
at the time only about two dozen
ladies succeeded in attending.
The Woman's Guild of the Church
of the Good Shepherd will hold its
annual meeting at the rectory, WaV
luku, on Tuesday, Dec. 4tu, at 2:30 p.
m. Election of officers. Members
please attend. Advt.
Henry W. Kinney, superintendent
of education, arrived back in Hono
lulu last Sunday from Japan. He
was a passenger on the Tenyo when
that vessel went ashore a few weeks
ago, resulting in a considerable de
lay in his return.
Wilk J. Cooper, who took the course
at the officers' training camp on Oahu,
was welcomed home again Tuesday
Major Orlando J. Whitehead, Wai
luku, who suffered a very severe at
tack of rheumatism a week or two
ago, is much improved and now on
the high road to recovery.
E. W. Christmas, the artist, will be
closing his studio on Monday and will
be leaving Maui in a few days for Ho
nolulu where he will exhibit some of
the studies which he has completed in
the four month's stay here. He will
later go to New York.
Harold T. Hayselden, president of
the Waterhouse Office Outfitting Co.,
and vice president of the Waterhouse
Company, Ltd., Honolulu, spent two
days early in the week on Maul, re
turning home Monday night.
Take Vessels At Once
Information has been received that
the Matson steamers Wilhelm'na,
Maui and Matsonia will" be taken in
to government service immediately up
on arriving at San Francisco. They
will be refitted and sent to the Atlan
tic without delay. These vessels were
requisitioned by the government
sometime ago, but were turned back
to the owners to continue in the carry
ing trade until they should be requir
ed. PLANTERS TO MEET
The Hawaiian Sugar Planters' As
sociation will hold their annual meet
ing In Honolulu, beginning next Mon
day morning. Most of the managers
of Maul will go to the ctty tomorrow
night to attend the sessions. Whether
the concluding banquet will rival the
famous one given by the Civic Con
vention in September has not yet
Personal Mention I
Haiku Farmers Have A
(Continued from Page One.)
The tables were arranged in a large
hollow square around which place,
were provided for about thirty mem
bers. The space i.n the center was
filled with potted ferns, palm and
other decorations, and a large num
ber of beautiful hanging plants added
to the effective decoration of the
At one end of the room two long
tables were provided for the children,
about twenty of whom enjoyed the
Promptly at 1 o'clock the members
sat down to dinner. Those present
Pres. and Mrs. Pnrtridge and two
children, Vice Pres. and Mrs. Wm.
Henning and three children, Sect
treas. and Mrs. O'Brien and child,
Mr. and Mrs. Sauers and boy, Mr. and
Mrs. W. I Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Krauss
and two boys, Mr. and Mrs. Moore
and three children, Mr. Hugh Howell
and four children, Mrs. Howell, Mr.
and Mrs. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs.
Blanchard, M'es Isa Lindsay, Mrs.
Sommerfleld, Miss Dorothy Krauss,
Miss Beatrice Krauss, Miss Pauline
Wells, Miss Irene Wells, Miss Mary
Lindsay, Mr. James Lindsay, Mr. F.
A. Miller, Mr. Starkey, Mr. Stark and
Master Walter Lindsay.
Maui Teachers In
(Continued from Page One.)
War-time Teacher," by Rev. A. Craig
Work of the Alexander House
Settlement in connection with the
school playground, by Mr. L. R Mat
hews. Moral Education in the Public
Schools, by Miss Hill.
lieccss. Inspection of the Educa
Solo, by Mrs. L. C. Jones.
Discipline, by Mr. Geo. S. Raymond.
Equipment and Illustrative Matter
in Relation to Story Work, by Mr.
Benj. O. Wist.
First Grade Story Work. .The Best
Method of Teaching It. Its Dramati
zation, by Miss Lurene Cook.
Summary for Teaching English, p.
29 of the Revisions for Course of
Study.' Is it Practical and Effective,
by Miss Mary E. Fleming.
Remarks, by Mr. D. C. Lindsay.
Song "The Star-Spangled Banner,."
Buys Honolulu Home
News arrived Wednesday that Sena
tor Wm. T. Robinson had concluded
a deal for the-purchase of the home
of E. R. Stackable, in Honolulu, and
that he will occupy it as a city resi
dence. It is a very fine place. The
purchase price is said to have been
The transfer was made through one
of the Honolulu trust companies.
AT "MAUI DRYGOODS"
The Maui Drygoods & Grocery Co.,
Wailuku, familiarly styled "Maui Dry
goods," has a splendid showing ifi
Christmas merchandise this season.
The display is now ready for inspec
tion. There are suitable presents for
all ages, both sexes and all tastes.
See preliminary announcement in
About The Mails
The Wailuku postmaster requests
the MAUI NEWS to make the follow
ing announcement regarding Christ
' rio far as we know, the last mail
by which Christmas mail for the east
can be dispatched so as to be deliver
ed by Christmas will leave from Wai
luku on Dec. 5th, and for San Francis
co on Dec. 12 th.
"To accommodate the public and at
the same time avoid congestion of
the mails I will have the postofflce
open on Tuesday evenings, Dec. 4th,
and 11th, from 7 p. m. to as late as
necessary. I would urge people to
bring their parcels In the evenings.
"Our time will be limited on these
days and we must adhere strictly to
the regular closing time, which Is 3
p. m. Mall deposited after that time
will not be dispatched by the mail
of that day".
Subject Of Canne:
(Continued from Fage Five)
The writer goes on to say: Home
canned vegetables and fruits have
often been carriers of the danger. Dr.
Dickson's work emphasizes what has
been demonstrated, before, namely,
that not only can the micro-organism
be grown readily in mediums contain
ing vegetable food, but also that it
is a spore-bearing form which is quite
resistant to heat. Taken in connec
tion with the fact that bacillus botu
linus is;an obligative anerobe, so
that the conditions which exist in a
sealed Jar nre suited for its growth
along with the production of the toxin
this explains why improperly steriliz
ed canned products may develop food
poisoning. (For the benefit of those
who may not be sufficiently informed
in matters bacteriological, it is well
to explain that there are three types
of micro-organisms, aerobic, which
cannot exist without air, anerobic,
which cannot exist in air, and a third
type which can tolerate either the
presence or the absence of air. The
botulinus, being anerobic, finds an
ideal playground in the air-tight can.)
It is unfortunate that the widely dis
tributed directions for the so-called
'cold-pack' process of canning and
preserving have not given more em
phasis to the need of a very efficient
sterilization in the process. Jorday
states that, to judge from the record
ed outbreaks, domestically prepared
vegetables and meats are more likely
to give rise to botulism than those
prepared commercially on a large
scale. The general use of steam un
der pressure in the large canning
lactories affords a high degree of pro
tection against the anerobic bacteria
and their resistant spores. Whatever
the method of treatment, all canned
or preserved food having an unnat
ural appearance, taste, or odor should
be rejected. Reheating of all pre
pared foods immediately before use
is an additional safeguard. Foods,
such as salads, composed wholly or
in part of uncooked materials should
not be allowed to stand overnight be-.
fore being serve. Literary Digest,
November 3rd, 1917, page 22.
A further obvious safeguard would
be to allow such foods as will ripen
and dry naturally to do so. Such
things as peas, beans, etc., when pro
perly prepared for the table are fully
as tasteful as when canned green, be
sides being more nutritious. An ad
ditional amount of beneficial mineral
salts is stored in almost all vegetables
when fully ripe. Other vegetables,
such as green corn, may be easily
dried. If the corn is sliced from the
cob when In the roasting-ear stage, .
and then dried; It Is fully equal, if
not superior in flavor to the canned
corn. Many such expedients will oc
cur to the resourceful mind of the .
housewife, once she is warned of the
possible dangers of her present
methods. Hoping that the above may
be of some service to you,
J. P. FOSTER.
NOTE: Do not use any canned
vegetable until it has been brought to
the boiling point. If to be used for
salad, chill again.
For Honolulu per. Mauna Kea, Nov.
23 A. Hanneberg, R. N. Newman,
J. Honda, S. Nagatani, Horita, Mrs.
Konda and two children, T. Y. Wong,
K. M'yake, Dr. Sugumura, Mrs. Pali,
C. D. Lutkin, W. H. Field, R. C. Pratt,
K. Wakabayashi, F. P. Rosecrans,
Dr. Rothrock, K. Nagatani, Theodore
Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. B. Kunishiga,
Mr. and Mrs. George Freeland and
child, J. F. Nobriga
For Honolulu per. Mauna Kea, Nov.
26 Mr. and Mrs. Das, Mr. Sanborn,
O. J. Manalo, E. F. De'nert, H. T.
Hayselden, W. R. Hobby, J. K. Na-
ruse, H. J. Fujioshi, S. Termoto, W.
Bissen, S. Oyama, T. Osaki, S. Saito,
N. Takakuwa, S. Hirokawa, D. Miya
moto, J. Raposa, Mr. and Mrs. George
Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. J. Serpa and
two children. Miss E. Kopke, S. S.
Peck, Kawahara, Tokuda, Kawasaki,
G. Seyo, A. V. Lloyd.
TO BE A MATINEE
Owing to the fact that the Valley
Isle theater is not available "The
Birds Chrismas Carol," will be given
in the form of a matinee on Dec. 15,
at 3: :30 p. m. thus giving all the chil
dren of Maui the opportunity to see
this delightful performance.
Admission, 75 cents and $1.00
Children, 25 cents and 50 cents.
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