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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1918.
FEAST ON GOATS
Vigilance Committee Wants Animals
Killed Gradually And Meat
Sent To City
EBEN LOW SUPPORTS SUGGESTION
Chinese For Hawaii
Seems To Be Doomed
Government Looking To Virgin Is
lands And Porto Rico
The following interesting informa
tion appeared in a city paper a few
The Vigilance Committee of the
local blanch of the National Defense
League is about to appeal to the
members of the board of agriculture
anil forestry to repeal in part its death
sentence on the goats of Kahoolawc.
The idea is that these goats should
not be slaughtered and the meat al
lowed to rot or be thrown into the
sea for shark food, but that they
should be killed off only as fast as
the meat can, be brought to Honolu
lu for sale.
Kahoolawe goat meat is wanted to
fight the mounting cost of living. It
is good, palatable meat, as many
hundreds in Hawaii can testify, and
it can be put on the market here
at a price that will bring it within the
reach of the poorest.
No More "Dog Meat"
Cheap meat has disappeared from
the market, a'ceording to the Investi
gations of some members of the Vigi
lance Committee. This investigation
was started when a complaint was
made that the butchers no longer
were eellins "dog meat" not the
flesh of canines, but their accustom
"Why do you want to spend your
money on buying meat for your dog,
anyhow?" one of the complaining
ones was asked.
"We don't buy dog meat to feed to
the dog", was the reply. "We buy it
to make stew out of. That's the only
kind of meat we can afford to buy.1
Now, with this cheapest of meat
off the market, many are able to buy
no meat at all. Hence the import
ance that goat meat now assumes and
hence the recent decision to conserve
the goats on Kahoolawe.
Swarms With Goats
Tht little island swarms with
goats, from the bearded Billies down
to bleating, frolicksome kids; swarms
so thickly that the vegetation on the
island is fast disappearing and the is-
land itself, deprived of its covering
of forest, vine and grass, is blowing
away in great clouds of red dust. The
board of agriculture and forestry, to
preserve the island and give what
vegetation remains a chance to "come
back", has long sought for means to
kill off the goats, and some time ago
leased the island to Eben Low on
condition that he would invade Kaho
olawe and do the Kaiser act to the
Billies and their large families.
Recently the board of agriculture
has become insistent and has put a
time limit on the slaughter. Low
either has to kill the goats or have
his lease cancelled, and he is grimly
preparing to perform the extermina
And now crops up the demand for
goat meat. Low has notified the Vigi
lance Committee that he can trans
port the goat carcasses to Honolulu
and get them here in good shape" for
market, while Lee Todd, of the Co
operative Store, announces his readi
ness to handle the goat flesh over his
counters and give Honolulu its cheap
Today members of the Vigilance
Committee will start out to soften
the hearts, of the members of the
board of agriculture and ask for
period of grace for the goats, peti
tioning that they be allowed to live
until their deaths Will mean a resump
tion of the stew diet in many Hono
lulu homes. If the goats be killed off
in big batches, only their hides can
be saved. .
The Department of Labor author-
es iho following:
l.ouif F. Post, Assistant Secretin y
of the Department of Labor, in n
at onient, criticized the present acit-
ion of Chinese" and Mexican labor
railroad maintenance, agriculture,
nd other unskilled work as "unneces-
ary and prejudicial." All .require
ments for common labor, he declared,
in be met by the propw tllstrftit ion
of the domestic supt'ly and by tin
use of American citizens from Porto
ieo and the Virgin Islands.
For South And Southwest
Mr. Tost disclosed the fact that the
epartmcnt of Labor throuth the 1'iiil-
d States Employment Service, which
is been made the national war labor
mobilizing and distributing machine,
now arranging to bring into the
country approximately lio.ooo com
mon laborers from these two territor-
s. Director General of Railroads
McAdoo has asked the Federal Em
ployment Service to assist in supply
ing the roads with labor for mainte
nance and shop work, and the im
mediate needs of several roads were
urned over to the employment ser
vice by Assistant Director A. H.
The United States Employment
Service is now arranging with the
ailroads in the South and Southwest
for the employment of these tcrritori-
common laborers in maintenance
work and for their release for farm
service during the press of the agri
cultural season in those regions. As
soon as tonnage is available, Mr. Tost
announced, 50,000 common laborers
ill be transported from I'orto Rico,
and F. C. Roberts, special agent of
the Labor Department, will leave for
the island this week to make the
tatement By Mr. Post
Mr. Post said:
'There is absolutely no necessity for
the importation of common laborers
from Mexico and China. The agita
tion for such action is prejudiced be
cause it increases the false iniprcs-
ion that there is not a s-ullicient sup
ply of domestic labor. The war pro
blem will be solved just as soon as
the country as a whole realizes that
there is no general labor fahort-ige,
and devotes all eitorts to distribution
of the available supply.
To Change Base
Ensign Puck, of the Salvation Army,
bade farewell to the local post Sun
day evening and Wednesday night
left for Honolulu to turn over h'
books, etc., at headquarters. - He will
be in the city for some days for the
purpose of looking into the work of
the Palama Settlement, similar or
ganizations and the Y. M. C. A.
Upon his return to Maui, Mr. Puck
will take charge of a section of the
inside social service work of the
Alexander House Settlement, assum
ing a part of the duties of Mr. Corson
who left Saturday- for his old home
and the front in France. Mr. Mat
hews will continue with the general
and outside work.
Not K. C. B.
"It followed her to school one da
Which was against the rule".
Moreover it was Mary's plain duty
To sit right down
And clip the thing
And spin some yarn
And make a sweater
And send it to a soldier
And then take it to the butcher,
Who could blackjack it
And get a dollar a pound
And prove the cost of living
Has not gone up at all
And that Carlyle was right
When he. said
"And we live on mutton chops.
We're all sheep".
A. B. C.
The new office building of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Company, at Puunene, which is now' occupied by Manager
Frank F. Baldwin and his staff
RED CROSS ITEMS
Knitters Please Take Notice
The Maul Auxiliary wishes to send
case of knitted garments in a few
days, in order that it may reach' the
East during the cold weather. All
knitters are urged to. finish work in
hand and turn it in as soon as possible.
Two rag-cutting machines arrived
last week and have been tried out
very successfully in several of the
Haiku and Hamakuapoko units are
now working all day Thursday in-
tead of half a day.
The preparation of surgical dress
ngs kwps some cozen women nusy
at Mrs. Penhallow s on Monday at-
ernoon3. The rolls of gauze are first
wound off into bolts on a wooden
fme; this apparatus was designed
and worked out by Mrs. Missner and
Mrs. Penhallow. The bolts are then
taken to the Maui News ollice and
cut by machines into the desired
sizes. They are then returned to
Mrs. Penhallow's where the dressings
are sorted, counted and packed ready
to be sent, to units needing supplies.
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Those shown in the picture,
reading from left to right, are: D.
Rattray, assistant bookkeeper; W,
Robbins, assistant bookkeeper; C.
Campbell, head bookkeeper; Felix du
Bois, mill timekeeper; C. Chatterton,
assistant bookkeper, and J. S. Mede
iros, postmaster. The Puunene post
office is in the building to the left of
the front entrance.
"Maui Sausage" Is
The Latest Dainty
The following was a "Bystander"
item In last Sunday's Honolulu ad
vertiser: The steward at the Commercial
Club is somewhat of a joker. On a
recent "Meatless Day" he wrote down
"Maul Sausage" on his menu and
then watched the result Quite a
few of the luncheon guests, after
throwing hurried glances around the
dining room, gave their whispered
orders for sausage. One or two, who
had near neighbors at table, simply
pointed out the item on the card.
Many in the dining room, it ap
pears, were "on" and every man who
ordered sausage was carefully but
unostentatiously watched. The saus
ages looked beautiful for a meatless
day item, nicely brown and carefully
gravied, but the stuffing was Maui
red beans and corn meal.
Every time a sausage orderer took
the first bite the dining room roared
with glee, and then the victim sat
tight and roared at the next one.
Service For Inmates
Of The Settlement
Rev. Frank S. Scudder, superin
tendent of the Japanese department
of tho Hawaiian Board of Missions,
vi'.l be on Maul for about a week be
ginning tomoritow. He will be a
guest of Rev. M. and Mrs. Dodge"
while here. His principal work will
be to visit the Japanese churches of
Central Maui and also the Wailuku
Japanese Girls' Home.
Rev. John P. Kraman, supennienu
ent of the Hawaiian Deprtment of
the Hawaiian Board, and Kev. Row
land B. Dodge, of Wailuku, have
been appointed a special committee
of two to arrange for regular preach
ing services in English every month
it the Kalaupapa ProteBtant Church
rt the Settlement. Mr. Dodge will
probably be the preacher for the first
Sundav In March and it is expected
(hat jlev. Leon Loafbourow pnstor
f the First Methodist Church of Ho
nolulu, will be the preacher the month
if April. Thereafter the preachers
have not been settled upon, but each
month one preacher will be selected
by the committee to comply with the
request of the people of the church
itr one service a month in English.
Miss Elizabeth A. Camer was op
pointed by the Japanese committee
"f the Hawaiian Board to take charge
if the Japanese work in Wailuku as
missionary. Miss Camer is the
teacher of the William and Mary
Alexander Parsonage School, and
will devote only a portion of her time
to the work of missionary in the Jap
anese Church of Wailuku. Her work
will consist of calling among the wo
men of the parish and teaching on
Sunday in the Sunday School, and
also assisting in the work of the
The annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the Haleakala Ranch Com
pany will be held at the office of the
Company at Paia, Maui on Thursday
February, 28, 1918, at 2 p. m.
J. MacLaren Secretary.
(Feb. 8, 15, 22.)
Schedule Of Big
Following is the tentative schedule
made out for the tennis games with
the coast and Honolulu players next
Saturday, March 2
3 p. m. Exhibition singles match.
Brown vs. Wayne.
Men's doubles. Roberts and Castle
vs. Maul team.
4:15 p. m. Two mixed doubles
matches. California men and Hono
lulu ladies vs, Maui teams.
Sunday, March 3
2 p. m. Exhibition mens doulnes.
Brown and Wayne vs. Roberts and
3:30 p. m. Men's doubles. Brown
and Wayne vs. Maul team.
Singles match. Roberts vs. Ek-
Monday, March 4
3 p. m. Two men's doubles. RoberAs
and Castle vs. Maui team.
Brown and Wayne vs. Maui team.
4:20 p. m. Two mixed doubles. Cali
fornia men and Honolulu ladies vs.
two Maui teams.
Notice Of Annual Stockholders'
The annual meeting of the Haiku
Fruit & Packing Company, Ltd., will
be held in tho Haiku Clubhouse, at
Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, on Thursday,
February 21, 1918, at 2 o'clock P. M
E. S. SMITH, Secretary.
(Feb. 8 & 15.)
mt CUDAHY PACKING to.
For Sale at Leading Markets and Grocers
Hawaii Meat Ccu Ltd,
Sole Distributors for the Territory of Hawaii.