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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1918.
Disagreement At liana
Is Nearing Solution
(Continued from Page One.)
On Tuesday J. N. S. WilliamR,
Henry Holmes and Albert F. Judd,
representing Theo. II. Daviea & Com
pany, the agents, arrived from Hono
lulu and began an Investigation on
behalf of their clients. They took
the Claudine back to the city Wed
nesday night to report their findings
and recommendations to the agents.
LIGHTNING RENEWS TROUBLE
Tuesday morning a canefield owned
by a contract planter was struck by
lightning and set on fire. All of the
other planters and their sympathizers
turned out and extinguished the
blaze, after about an aero had been
burned over. A rumor got around in
some way that the plantation had had
the cane fired, and for a short time
there was increasing excitement and
indignation. It was proved by a num
ber of eye witnesses, however, that
the field was actually struck by light
ning and the trouble passed off.
During the days from Saturday to
Tuesday night the town of Hana was
filled with laborers, most of them be
ing directly or indirectly interested
in the questions at issue, and others
being merely sympathizers. Meals
were served at the Japanese restaur
ants from donations contributed by
the people of the town. Hana is
described as having been the liveliest
EVERYTHING LEFT QUIET
The Wailuku police left everything
quiet. The mill was running, grind
ing the cane of contract planters not
connected with the Japanese associa
tion they being Koreans, Filipinos
and Chinamen. It is said that work
on this independent cane will take
all the time of the mill for three
months anyway, so that there is
plenty of time in which to arrive at
a settlement of the controversy with
the contract men before their cane
can bo taken care of.
WHAT CAN E-G ROWERS SAY
Eugene Murphy, attorney for the
contract cane growers, being asked for
a statement of the contentions of his
clients, prepared and submitted the
As attorney of the Cane Contrac
tors' Association of Hana comprised
of one hundred and forty members,
with less than six exceptions Japa
nese, I have the honor to submit their
claim to you, and state their reasons
for their present action.
Previous to the year 1915 and in the
year 1915 the members of the Associa
tion entered into a contract with the
Kealaku Sugar Company to raise
cano for the sum of 3.25 per. ton,
the contractors to furnish their ferti
lizer, which was to be furnished by
the plantation and to be charged
against them at cost plus ten per.
cent, for handling; the plantation al
so to advance $12. per. month for
each man who worked a given num
ber of days per. month, 'the plantation
to charge interest at the rate of ten
per. cent, for the period of eighteen
months for such money advanced. In
addition to the foregoing, the planta
tion agreed to furnish a physician and
surgeon for the care of men engaged
in plantation work and their families
in all ordinary cases, and also to fur
nish camp houses in which the
families weie to live.
After the 1915 crop was harvested,
in Ihe middle of the year 1916, the
cane growers or contractors were
told by the manager, Mr. Chalmers,
to continue as they had in the past
and that in view of the fact that
fertilizers had jumped enormously in
price arrangements to meet such cost
would be made before their crop
matured. The men, trusting Manager
Chalmers, continued in their work,
but, for reasons, requested of Mr.
Chalmers that he agree with them,
this in October, 1917, that the price
of cane be advanced per. ton, the con
tractors to stand the advanced cost
of lertilizer. Upon this request being
made, Mr. Chalmers ordered the men
from his office and denied that he
had any contract with the cane con
tractors whatsoever. The cane con
tractors thereupon sought legal ad
vice and demanded of Mr. Chalmers
that he live up to what they consider
ed was their contract when they were
induced to cultivate and grow cane.
They also demanded that Mr. Chal
mers cease charging them ten cents
per. ton for every ton of cane grown
by them and that he repay to them
ten cents per. ton for cane grown by
them under their 1915 contract, say
ing that there was no sense in his
agreeing to pay $3.25 per. ton and af
ter they had grown the cane taking
ten cents off for no reason whatso
ever. They also demanded that Mr.
Chalmers pay to them one-half of
the cost of the repairs of the build
ings in which they lived and which
he was required to make by the Hoard
of Health, as he informed them, and
to which they had not agreed; that
he also repay to them the cost of
whitewashing the houses in which
they lived, which Mr. Chalmers aTr.o
informed them was ordered by the
Hoard of Health and to which they
had not agreed. They also demand
ed that Mr. Chalmers cease charging
them four cents per. ton for what he
termed a bond for cutting cane
grown by them, not understanding
what it was and feeling that he, after
having had the cane grown by them,
was cutting their price from $3.25
per. ton to $3.11 per. ton.
Mr. Chalmers refused to listen to
the men at nil. He also insisted upon
putting large numbers of men in the
fields of the contractors to work when
ever he could find no other place to
put them and would charge the con
tractors $1.10 per. day, although he
paid those men only 77 cents per.
day, this whether or not the men
The cane contractors then organiz
ed and told Mr. Chalmers to take no
cane from their fields which they had
under lease until he had stipulated as
he had agreed. Mr. Chalmers told
them there was no agreement whatso-
Mrs. Victor Schoenberg and son,
Krling, are spending the week with
Mr. and Mrs. Decoto.
Mr. Austin, of Theo.H. Daviea &
Co., was In Lahaina over Sunday, do
ing business for his firm.
Dr. James Judd, of Honolulu, was
a Lahainaluna caller of Wednesday
of this week. -
Mrs. F. V. Hardy is spending this
week with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Aiken,
who are occupying the Lufkin cottage
on the beach. Mr. Hardy and his son,
Hollis, were also over for the weekend.
Miss Mina Adams, of Honolulu, ar
rived at Lahaina on Wednesday's
Mauna Kea.Shp was on her way to
the Kula Sanitarium to visit her sis
ter, Miss Lucy Adams, who has since
Mr. Sleeper, formerly of the Ho
well Engineering Company, is now at
Lahainaluna, where he is in charge
of the blaclcsniHhing and is also do
ing automobile repair work. He h"as
installed an acelylene, welding outfit.
The boys are very much interested
in the new work and in the prospect
of a machine shop in the near future.
Paia Defeats Puunene
At Auction Bridge
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Walker, of Ha
makuapoko, entertained the members
of the Paia and Puunene bridge teams
last Saturday night. The occasion
was an auction bridge tournament be
tween Paia and Puunene and the
teams representing Taia were ahead
at the close of the evening by the
score of 2101 points.
The following teams represented
Paia: Lindsay and Iiice; Rosecrans
and Smith; Beeman and McPhee;
Walker and Coyum.
Puunene was represented as fol
lows: Williams and Pratt; Pratt and
Collins; Johnson and Chaterton; Rob
bins and Fantom.
In the tournament each team play
ed each other team for one hour and
the total scores counted. During
the evening refreshments were serv
ed and everyone reports a most en
Maui High Classes
Elect New Officers
The members of the freshman and
sophomore - classes of the Maui High
School held their class meetings last
Tuesday to elect officers for the en
Thn Knnhnmnrps plpcted Althea
Case for president and Lillian Tava
res for secretary-treasurer. They al
so decided on purple and gold as their
The freshman class chose Edward
Baldwin for president; Shiuchi Hase-
gawa, secretary; ana koso j.uiu,
Miss Adams Dead
Miss Lucy Adams, one of the best
known missionary workers of the is
land, died at the Kula Sanitarium at
midnight Wednesday, interment being
in the Sanitarium plot the following
aav Tipr-ofiKpri was a settlement
worker in connection with Daldwin
House, Lahaina, and in 1914 was plac
ed in charge of the institution. She
remained as such until about two
years ago, when she became ill and
went to the Sanitarium.
Mica Ailsima loft manv friends on
Maui and throughout the Islands, who
will regret to learn or ner aeatn.
The following is the schedule for
activities in the Alexander House
gymnasium the coming week:
3:00 Junior boys' class.
7:00-8:00 Junior boys play in series
8:00 International League Dodge
Ball & relays (Athletics vs. Giants.)
9:00 Junior girls' class.
1:30 Junior boys' class.
7:00 Intermediate boys' class.
1:30 Games for all boys Swimming
3:00 Troop I vs. Any boys' team.
2:45 Japanese girls' class.
3:30 Junior girls' class.
7:00 International League basket
ball (Sox vs. Giants.)
3:00 Junior boys' class.
7:00 Open night to all boys.
2:45 Japanese girls' class.
3:30 Junior girls' class.
7:00 Business men's class First
class Enroll now.
3:00 Midget boys' class.
7:00 Senior girls' class basket
ever in writing asd what he would
pay them after he had cut the cane
was none of their business.
Latest Report Of
Maui County Agent
Following report of the county
agent is of interest:
Everything being done at the
school to carry out the ideas of Food
Conservation. They are nearly self
supporting. Pioneer Plantaton
Camp gardens making fair showing
considering lack of moisture. Plan
tation in general seems to be behind
the Food Administration.
Japanese and Chinese truck garden
ers raise enough vegetables for the
town. People themselves doing very
They are mixing feeds for Maui
plantations, Paia and H. C. S. Co.
They are turning out a limited amount
of corn meal for May & Co., of Hono
lulu. It is planned to increase the
capacity of their plant to handle oth
er products as cassava, sweet pota
toes, etc., for flour. Corn meal out
put to be increased as soon as possi
ble. New machinery to be Installed
and plant to be larger in every way.
The Paia Plantation is planting large
areas of corn in view of becoming in
dependent of the Kula corn output.
Word received from Territorial
Market to the effect that they could
handle 2000 bags beans at $7.00 FOB.
Kahulul. This is $1.00 to $1,1214 below
market quotations, Honolulu. This
quantity difficult to get as dealers ship
to Honolulu on quotations. As yet
have had no details as to whether or
not to, get control of beans.
Haiku Fruit and Packing Co. trying
to regain use of some old pineapple
land now in cane; to plant lima beans
for canning purposes. Their experi
ment working out very well.
Mr. Moore doing good work with
chickens. Feeding problems a great
drawback at present. County Agent
will work out a feeding ration from
Showed the Japanese in charge of
Seminary gardens how to mix spray
for potatoes. Fine gardens, kept spray
ed and work done before blight ap
pears. This is the principle of the
Food Commission which has been
emphasized from the beginning. Much
increase in returns would be realized
if all would do the same.
Went to see Mr. Anjo about getting
work started on new Government lot
No. 116 of new Homestead Tract.
This land to be used as a demonstra
tion farm by U. S. Exp. Station and
Food Commission together.
Summary Of Report Of Maul County
Agent (Mr. Krauss) For Period July
1st. to Dec. 31st., 1917.
Total farms visited 108. Some of
these were visited bi-monthly; over
500 district visits having been made
by the County Agent and his as
sistant, during the period of six
months covered by this report
More than 5000 miles were travel
ed by automobile, and about 800 miles
were traveled on horseback.
Equivalent to more than 100 acres
of potatoes were sprayed for blight
and insect pests.
Twelve thousand pounds select seed
potatoes were distributed for the im
provement of the potato crops in Ku
la and Makawao regions.
Three thousand packets of seed
were distributed, most of these being
new and improved varieties grown at
the Haiku Sub-Station.
A large amount of agricultural and
food commission literature were dis
tributed. Weekly agricultural letters
have been prepared for tho press,
some thirty such articles being pub
lished! during the half year. Several
talks on agricultural subjects were
also given before good sized audi
ences. Plans for agricultural layouts have
been prepared, in several cases; the
completed equipments will represent
the outlay of thousand of dollars.
The bean canning projects now un
der way are largely the outcome of
the County Agent's endeavors, and
may result in an important industry
in trie near future.
Numerous visitors have called at
the sub-station and demonstration
The politician rushed past the offi
cial Cerberus into the editorial sanc
tum. "What do you mean?" he roared.
"What do you mean by insulting me
as you did in last night's Clamor?"
"Just a moment," replied the editor.
"Didn't the story appear as you gave
it to us, namely, that you had resign
ed as City Treasurer?"
"It did. But you put it under the
head "Public improvements." Sac
To Be Naturalized
Judge Morrow, of San Francisco,
has handed down a decision which
conforms to a previous one by Judge
demons, in which it was held that
Filipinos are entitled to bo naturaliz
ed under United States laws. Owing
to the large, and increasing, number
of Filipinos in tho Islands, the mat
ter is of particular interest In sum
ming up, Judge Morrow holds:
"1. Under Naturalization Act June
29, 190G providing that all the
applicable provisions of the naturali
zation laws shall apply to and author
ize the admission to citizenship of
all persons not citizens who owe per
manent allegiance to the United
States, when read in the light
of certain debates in Congress a na
tive Filipino of the Malay race is en
titled to naturalization.
"2. Aliens born outside the Philip
pine Islands, but residing therin at
date of treaty of December 10, 1898,
between the United States and Spain,
and who had never been naturalized
under the Spanish laws, are not per
sons owing a permanent allegiance to
the United States and entitled to be
naturalized under Naturalization Act,
June 29, 1906.
"3,- A native Filipino born in the
Philippine Islands while under Span
ish rule is an 'alien' within Act June
30, 1914 authorizing the naturaliza
tion without a previous declaration of
intention of aliens who have served
an enlistment of not less than four
years in the navy yard and been hon
True Colors "Made in Germany."
Billy Sunday says that hell is real
ly worse than it has been painted.
Quite likely. The picture was paint
ed some years ago by painters who
had no opportunity to study the style
and methods of Bill Kaiser. Colum
bia (S. C.) Record.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF
MORTGAGE UNDER POWER OF
SALE; AND TIME AND PLACE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT, under and by virtue of the
power of sale contained in that cer
tain indenture of Mortgage dated the
25th. day of November, A. D. 1914,
executed, acknowledged and delivered
by Akuna Akina as Mortgagor, of Ka
maole, Kula, Maui, to The Young
Men's' Savings Society, Limited, a
corporation, as mortgagee, of record
in the office of the Registrar of Con
veyances in Liber 416, on pages 38C
389, said mortgage having been given
to secure the payment of a promisory
note for the sum of Three Hundred
(300.00) Dollars, of date November
25, 1914, payable two years after date,
to The Young Men's Savings Society,
Limited, and drawing interest at the
rate of twelve percent., said Young
Men's Savings Society, Limited, the
mortgagee, who is still the owner and
holder, thereof, intends to, and will,
foreclose said mortgage for conditions
broken, that is to say, for non-payment
of the principal sum due on said
note, and for non-payment of interest
due thereon, as per terms of said
note and mortgage.
Notice is likewise given by said
Young Men's Savings Society, Limit
ed, mortgagee, that on Saturday, the
23rd. day of February, 1918, at twelve
o'clock noon of said day, the several
parcels and tracts of land and proper
ty described in and conveyed by said
mortgage and hereunder also describ
ed, for the reasons above stated, will
be sold, as a whole, at public auction,
at tho front entrance to the Court
House, in the town of Wailuku, Coun
ty of Maui, Territory of Hawaii.
Terms of sile: CASH.
Deeds at expense of purchaser.
For further particulars regarding
this sale apply to J. Garcia, Treasurer
and Secretary of the Young Men's
Savings Society, Limited, Wp.iluku,
Maui, or to D. H. Case, of Wailuku,
Attorney for Mortgagee.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, this Janu
ary 17th., 1918.
YOUNG MEN'S SAVINGS
By J. GARCIA,
Treasurer and Secretary.
Description Of Propeerty To Be Sold
The following 1b a description of
the property described in and convey
ed by said Mortgage, and which is to
be sold under the foregoing notice:
All that certain piece, parcel and
lot of land situate at Kamaole, in the
District of Kula, Island and County of
Maul, Territory of Hawaii, contain
ing an area of 45.9 acres, known as
Right of Purchase lease No. 69, Lot
No. 21. Reg. Map No. 2237 Fourth
Land District; and more particularly
described by metes and bounds in
Land Patent (Grant) No. 5598, issued
by the Territory of Hawaii, on the
7th, day of November A. D. 1911.
(Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8.)
Dr. P. W. RUSHFORTH, O. D.
Optometrist and Optician -
Registered in California
Is Temporarily Located At Wailuku
Appointments Made By Telephone.
Formerly With Wall & Dougherty,
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