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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1917.
Over Lahaina Way
What The People Of The Old Capital
City Have Been Doing
Tlio cnpagcment of Miss Margaret
Weber, of i'orllanci, Oregon, to Mr.
Cebert Capwell .of Ihe Lahaina wire
less staff, hap just been announced.
Mr. Eniil Hutchinson, of Kaunaka
kai, Molokat, was at Lahaina and
Lnhainaluna on Friday of last week.
He was on his way to Honolulu where
ho had been called by n wireless mes
sage informing him of the serious ill
ness of his grand-mother, Mrs. Emma
Mr. 'William Kaluaklni. who has
been captain of police at Lahaina, for
several years, has taken olllce as
deputy sheriff, in place of the late
The Rev. I). . K. White, health
inspector, went to Honolulu Monday
evening, returning home on Wednes
day's Mauna Kea.
Mr. and Mrs. Partridge, of Haiku,
and Mr. and Mrs. Canelicld, of Kaupa
kalua, were callers at Laliti i.ialuna
The pupils of the Kainehamelia 111
school are giving a Christmas enter,
tainment and play on Friday even
ing of this week, at the Pioneer
Mrs. George Dunn returned home
Monday evening after a delightful
four week's visit on Hawaii. When
she was on the Big Island she spent
some time at the Volcano, and visited
friends and relatives in Hilo and in
the Hamakua district.
The Christmas Red Cross member
ship drive on Maui will begin Dec.
18th, and continue until Dec. 2 4th.
Mr. Harold Rice, the chairman of the
Maui Committee, with Mrs. Rvce, and
the secretary, Mr. D. C. Lindsay,
came over to Lahaina Sunday last to
meet with some of the Lahaina peo
ple and formulate plans for the Red
Cross drive in Lahaina. The meet
ing was held at Baldwin House and
those present besides Mr. and Mrs.
Rice, and Mr. Lindsay were Mr. David
Fleming, Mrs. Gossan, Mr. and Mrs.
Decoto, Mr. and Mrs. Keeuey, Mr. and
Mrs. Gannon, Mr. Itrecht and Mr. and
Mrs. MacDonald. Mr. W. L. Decoto
was elected captain of the district
and hiis lieutenants are: Mr. Brecht
Puukolii, Mr. Keeney, Mr. Gannon
and Mr. Masuda, Lahaina; Mr. Hane
berg, Olowalu, and Mr. MacDonald,
Lahainaluna. The number of mem
bers secured each day will be put on
the screen of the Pioneer theatre in
A Successful Fair
At Lahaina Saturday
The Lahaina Catholic fair on Sat
urday was a great event in the old
town, and the sum of $GG5 was realiz
ed from the sales and concert.
The fair opened at 2 p. m., in the
various booths erected on the Cath
olic school grounds and concluded
with an enjoyable concert under the
direction Martin Lee and Thomas
Hussey, the Puunene band rendering
some of their best selections.
The sum realized will go to repair
ing the Church of Our Lady or Vic
tory, which, on the 8th, of September,
was sixty years old. Experts declare
the building to be a real monument
to the workmanship of the time at
which it was constructed.
Father Bruna Bens feels thankful
to all who contributed so liberally
to the success of the fair and the
cause it represented.
Drayage Co. To Go
Out Of Business
The Wailuku Construction & Dray
age Co., will go out of business at the
end of December. Manuel Medeiros,
Sr., will take over the stables, under
a lease, and will carry on the business j
on his own account.
Ray B. Rietow, who has been
treasurer and manager of the com
pany, will enter the employ of the
Kahulul Store at the first of the new
year, continuing, however, to make
Wailuku his home.
The Wailuku Construction & Dray
age Co., was organized on January
27, of this year by J. C. Foss, Jr., who
had a contract in connection with the
Olinda reservoir proposition. Mr.
Foss failed to complete his contract,
and his successors took it over. The
work in connection wilh the reservoir
will be completed by December 31.
Sale Of Lease On
Haiku Water Rights
The sale of a 21-year lease to water
rights in the Haiku district, in the
past held by the East Maui Irrigation
Co., was held in Honolulu last Mon
day. Only one bid was receiived,
tha't being by the present holders of
the rights, and was for the upset an
nual rental of $13,500.
The lease on these water rights ex
pired some months ago.
FOR SALE One Buick Automobile,
$450. See King, Puunene Store.
Of The Supervisors
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others for the use of Lahaina park
was deferred for the reason that, the
park has not yet been "completed and
turned over to the county.
All members present.
School requisitions for material
and supplies were referred to the
county engineer and for repairs to
the overseers of the respective dis
tricts. Mr. Fleming was delegated n com
mittee of one to look into hospital
matters, doctors, etc., and report lat
er. The county engineer was instruct
ed to make surveys of the following
school properties: Keahua. Spreck
elsville. Camp 10 and Puukolii, and al
so to ascertain the correct boundaries
of the Haou school lot.
H. A. Baldwin appeared before the
board and requested that the super
visors allow the Kula Sanitarium an
amount sufficient to clear off its pres
ent indebtedness so as to start anew,
financially, at the beginning of the
new year. Alter considerable dis
cussion it was decided that the Panv
tarium should start a new set of
books at the first of January, balances
not be shown thereon but to be kept
lor the present, in a separate book.
The afternoon was given over entire
ly to the approval of routine bills.
There was no session this morn
ing. ALL DOING WELL
Some of the Red Cross workers of
Wailuku feel that an injustice has
been done them in certain comments
of another Maui paper, and one of
them says: "Even if Wailuku is not
heading the list in Red Cross accom
plishments, certainly good work is be
ing done and those who are handling
the problem should be taken into
consideration, and when the import
ance of Red Cross work is more fully
recognized, not only in Vnlulcu but
all over the county, there will be a
more general response."
DECAUSE of ihe heavy type of work, the steady pull, pull, pull, hour after
hour, that an engine of a tractor has to accomplish, an unusually large
quantity is required.
For economy's sake this lubricant must be one of high quality and com
And that is the qualification of
Sea Lion Motor Oi!
This oil, the product of one of the large oil
manufacturers is a special combination to meet the
special requirements of tractor lubrication.
In fact it is made up to the specifications of the
Holt Tractor Manufacturers, for use in their own as
well as other tractors.
Special tractor type 70c a gal.
FOR OTHER USES:
Medium, per gal. 55c.
Heavy, per gal. 60c.
IN BARRELS ONLY.
Special Island Agents: Moir Garage, Paia Auto Accessory Shop,
or any garage on the Island. But insist upon "Sea Lion".
Mrs. H. B. Penhallow is visiting in
Judge C. C. Conradt and wire, of
Ptikoo. Molokal, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Enos Vincent, of Wailuku.
Dr. A. P. Hoeffer, of Honolulu, is in
Lahaina at present and will be in
Wailuku about the first of the month.
A meeting of the commissioners of
education has been called for Mon
day at Honolulu, so Commissioner
Lindsay will go over tomorrow night.
Lieutenants Frank Lufkin and
Ralph B. Walker, two of Maui's new
officers in Ihe United States army,
left by the Mauna Kea Friday night
to joi.n their commands on Oahu.
Captain George B. Leavitt, manager
of the Kauai Railway Company, paid
a flying visit to Kahului and Wailuku
on Saturday. He had been to the
coast and was on his way home.
James Hood, bookkeeper for the Ho
well Engineering Co., has accepted
a position with the llonolua Ranch,
lie leaves Wailuku Monday to lake
up his new duties.
Capl. "Tim" Kelleher, of the 32nd.
U. S. Infantry, who had been visiting
Lieut, and Mrs. W. II. Young, at L
haina, lei't Saturday night for Hilo and
the Volcano. It is related on the
best of authority that his trunk went
The many friends of Mrs. II. K.
Duncan will be pleased to learn of
Ihe speedy recovery of her mother
who has been seriously ill in Hono
lulu. Mrs. Duncan is expected to re
turn to Kahului on to-night's Clau
dine. Mr. Howard Waight left for the
coast on the China on the 6th. He
was in charge or the extensive alter
ations on the Dr. W. D. Baldwin home
at Haiku for the Spalding Construc
tion Co. He will go east and spend
the winter in Florida.
. . For . . .
moot & Steinhauser,
HONOLULU, T. H.
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Clarence Baldwin has been elected
captain of the Punahou football team.
The public schools of Maul are
closing today for the holidays.
John Robello was fined $10 in the
Wailuku police court on Monday for
A Chinaman named Ah Vim, ar
rested for having opium in posses
sion, was fined $100 in Judge McKay's
On Sunday the feast of the Immac
ulate Conception will be observed at
the Keahua Catholic church. There
will be a big fair, with music by the
Puunene band, and mot'on picture at
Saturday morning at 9:30 there will
be a free demonstration of war-roods
conducted by Mrs. Worth Aiken with
Miss Miller's assistance. It. will be
given at the kindergarten room in
Keawe Kawa pleaded guilty in the
Wailuku police court yesterday for
beating Jhie wife. Inasmuch as it
was a miuoK assault, which had been
rorgiven, the man was let olT wilh a
Judge Kemp Here
On A Land Case
Hon. Samuel D. Kemp, second judge
ol the first circuit court, came over
from Honolulu Wednesday night, to
hear a disputed land case, involving
a strip of about twelve acres at one
side of the holding of Frank G. Cor
rea, in Kula. Correa owned this land
originally, but some years ago set it
off with a fence, for some reason of
his own. Kapiiaho, Sarah Keawe and
Apo Liilii laid claim to the strip,
giving Correa's old fence as proof
that he (Correa) did not own it.
Judge Kemp thought differently,
FIGURE THE COST
Plantation book-keepers have the costs of busi
ness in the various departments of their concerns all
down in black and white.
This crop costs so much to plant, so much to
harvest, so much to grind. The profit is known.
We wonder sometimes if they are as keen on
keeping the costs of the general overhead: The motor
expense, for instance.
We would like to go into that phase with the
proper executive of every plantation, either by personal
letter or by call.
We specialize in Tires and Accessories for com
mercial motor cars and gas engines.
Notes Of The Schools
The term examinations for the
grammar grades Grades V, VI, VII,
and VIII were held on December 6,
7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. These examina
tions are to test the pupils on the
work of the term as outlined in the
Course of Study, but Rre not for pro
motion. The subjects were as fol
lows: History stories, history, spell
ing, composition and literature, lan
guage, grammar, arthmetic, hygiene
and sanitation, geography. The
grades obtained by the pupils are
sent in to the Department.
The new teachers' cottage at Camp
1 is about finished and will be ready
for occupancy about the first of the
year. It replaces the one lost by fire
All principals are required this
month to make out the regular term
report giving the attendance, absence,
nationalty, age, grade, and Industrial
report for all pupils.
The Japanese cruiser "Tokiwa,"
was inspected by practically all the
Japanese school children Wednesday
and Thursday. It was an interest
ing excursion for the children and
one to be long remembered.
Schools closed at noon yesterday
for the Christmas vacation. It closed
the first term's w-ork of fourteen
weeks. They will reopen January
Few changes are anticipated in the
teaching force for the new year. A
small number of pupils have left but
a few will be ready to start school
however, and decided the case in
favor of Correa.
Vincent and Case appeared for Cor
rea, and E. R. Bevins for the terri
tory, the county and the adverse
Judge Kemp is spending today see
ing the sights of Maui and will re
turn to the cUy tonight. He brought
over his clerk and stenographer.
Life And Work Of
Miss Clara Barton
Rev. Mr. Dodge addressed his con
gregation at the Wailuku church Sun
day night on the above subject. In
view of its tiimeliness the sermon la
being reproduced. Unfortunately,
owing to lack of space, only a part
can be presented today, the second
section being left over to next issue.
Mr. Dodge said:
Clara Barton was born on Christmas
day, 1821, in the town of Oxford
Massachusetts. She was the young
est of a family of five children and
the others were so much her seniors
that she said of her childhood "I
had no playmates, but in effect six
fathers and mothers." She .was a
bright sunny child, learning to ride
horseback and enjoy nil kinds of boy
ish spoils at an early age. As she
developed, however, she became ex
cessively sens'tive to suffering, and
at the same time extremely shy. This
characteristic was not helped by an
incident that happened at about thip
lime. Clara Barton's brother fell one
day from a barn roof and received
serious wounds. ClaraTielped with the
nursing until she so attached herself
to her brother that he would not let
her go from his sight during the
whole period of his illness. Thi6
close confinement lasted for two years
during which time the girl forgot
completely herself and her health.
For some years following this incid
ent she was in miserable health, and
so near melancholi that, her parents
and friends were distressed to know
what to do to rouse her from herself.
One day a Psychologist visited the
Barton home and Clara's mother ask
ed him what might, be done. His
reply was, "Give her a school to
teach." Clara overheard this conver
sation and readily agreed to under
take the new work. Such an en
grossing occupation was just what
was needed and immediately she be
gan to improve.
Eighteen happy years of teaching
followed, and during this time Bhe
"locked herself into" the hearts of all
the boys and girls whom she taught.
Her last two years of teaching were
spent in New Jersey where she threw
her whole effort into creating public
opinion in favor of supporting the
compulsory school law, then so miser
ably enforced in that state. Here she
was principal of the school where she
taught, but, public prejudice was still
strong against the idea oi a lady
principal in the public schools that
she was obliged to resign.
Feeling the need of rest Miss Bar
ton went to Washington for the win
ter. Here in the year following she
accepted a position that was to lead,
though she never guessed it at the
time, to the life work which later
became her great contribution to her
country, and the world. She became
a government clerk in the Patent of
fice at Washington. This was the
first instance of a lady holding a clerk
ship in government employ. Miss
Barton became, during the five years
in Washington ,an expert copyist of
original prints, patent abridgements,
and caveats, and with one brief ex
ception she remained there, until the
Civil war broke out.
When the blow that had so long
been expected in Washington actual
ly fell and Sumpter was fired upon.
Miss Barton's sacrifice for her Coun
try egan. She said of herself at
this time, that beyond recall she pre
sented herself, she knew not then
just how, a living sacrifice upon her
country's altar. Death seemed to her
the probable cost but she was deter
mined to suffer it.
Later, when an attack on Washing
ton seemed a certainly she said "If
it must be, let it come, and when
there is no longer a soldier's arm to
raise the Stars and Stripes above our
Capitol, may God give strength to
mine. A little later when the attack
actually cause near, Clara Barton was
easily the leader in all the work of
bandaging, feeding and encouraging.
She had begun the work that was to
occupy her mind and heart and hands
for the rest of her life. "Henceforth
she was a new creature, for she felt
she had attached her energies to a
From this time, there followed one
on another, opportunities for sacri
fice and growth, such as never ended.
In November 1861 occurred the
death of Clara Barton's father, and
his parting words to her, "Go if it '
is your duty to go, I know soldiers
and they will respect you and your
errand." This permission was all for
which she had been waiting; she
went at once to the battle front ar
riving for the first time on the day
after he battle of Cedar Mountain,
and attending to the needs of the
wounded and dying there. In answer
to criticism she wrote "If you chance
to feel that the positions I occupied
were rough and unseemly for a wo
man I can only reply that they were
rough and unseemly for men, but un
der it all lay the life of the Nation."
After this Miss Barton went reg
ularly into the battle fields of the
Civil war, and as men in authority
saw the good she was doing, they
granted her more and more of the
equipment that she needed. She was
in the march through Georgia, and .
present through the winter campaign
before Fredrickburg. After the Em
ancipation Proclamation on to the
very end of the war she was there,
and more too, for her mission was
not ended with the surrender of the
South; hers was to heal up the broken
hearts as well as the broken bones,
and now for four years she joined
in the long seach for missing men.
It became apparent by 1S69 that
Miss Barton must face a prolonged
rest. Following the doctor's orders,
she set out for Europe and untimate
ly Geneva, where she planned to put
in three years of solid rest. It was
during this stay in Switzerland that
(Concluded in next issue.)