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MAILS NEXT WEEK
(To Arrive and Leave Honolulu)
LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
From Coast: Vondel, 2; Nippon Ma
For Coast: President, 2; Ventura, 5.
From Orient: None.
For Orient: Vondel, 2; Nippon Ma
per lb. per to
WAILTJKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1918.
TO ARRIVE HERE
Tournament To Begin On The Puu
nene Courts At 2 O'clock To
SCHEDULE AS THUS FAR SETTLED
A meeting of the comittee having
in charge arrangements for the tennis
tournament to start tomorrow was
held at Puunene courts yesterday af
ternoon, the principal object being the
definite arrangement of the schedule
of games to be played.
Playing tomorrow will start at 2
o'clock, the program being as fol
lows: (1.) Men's singles. EkUind vs.
(2.) Men's doubles. Brown and
Wayne vs. Eklund and Roberts.
(3.) Mixed doubles. Miss Maile
Vicars and Castle vs. Mrs. W. S. Chill
lngworth and Wm. Engle.
(4.) Mrs. Graham and Wayne vs.
Mrs. Robert Hughes and W. A. Bald
win. Sunday's program will also start at
2 p. m. and will be as follows:
(1.) Men's singles. Browne vs.
Wayne. Eklund vs. Roberts.
(2.) Men's doubles. Browne and
Wayne vs. Collins and Lindsay.
Eklund and Roberts vs. Burns and
(3. Mixed doubles. Honolulu lady
and Castle vs. Miss Ina Wodehouse
and Rietow. Honolulu lady and Cas
tle vs. a local team.
Monday's program is only partially
complete, other matches to be decid
ed later. The events already schedul
(1.) Men's doubles. Eklund and
Roberts vs. Collins and Lindsay.
Browne and Wayne vs. W. A. Baldwin
Castle and the other men players
will arrive at Lahalna tonight, com
ing from Hilo, where they have been
playing; and the ladies of the party
will reach Maul In the Claudine to
This will be the biggest and most
important tennis tournament Maul
has had In a very long time, and in
terest In it is keen all over. Un
doubtedly large crowds of enthusiasts
will attend all of the games. ,
Maul tennis players will meet the
Castle party from Hilo tonight and
the ladies, arriving in the Claudine
tomorrow morning, will also be met.
All of the visitors will be guests at
private homes while here.
Trucks Collide In
The Town Of Hana
The two county trucks at Hana
collided opposite Hana Store Wed
nesday morning, resulting in both be
ing damaged and four men being
The accident occurred about 5:30
in the morning. Both machines were
going in the same direction, the large
one, driven by Kala Pelekai, being in
front, and the smaller one, driven by
Hama, following. The small truck
gathered considerable speed going
down grade and struck the big truck,
which was loaded with county em
ployees. The big truck was thrown
off on the side. Most of the men were
' thrown out, four of them being hurt,
as stated above.
The small truck was put altogether
out of commission, and it will take
several weeks to put it In shape
again. v '
Maui Fishermen Hold
Fishermen of the Lahaina side of
the Island met with D. T. Fleming
Tuesday evening at Lahaina and dis
cussed the present flsh situation.
Fifteen of the more prominent fisher
men were present. Wednesday
evening a meeting was held in the
court house at Wailuku, attended by
about fifty men.
It waa decided that all fishermen
should keep accurate records of their
business during the month of March,
after which the policy for the future
will be taken up.
MRS. BURNS ENTERTAINS
Mrs. Frank Burns, of Pala, enter
tained at her home last Thursday af
ternoon in honor of her sister, Mrs.
LIghtfoot, of Honolulu, who is to be
her guest for some time. Among
thoBe present were: Miss Garnie
Rosecrans, Mrs. W. S. Beeman, Mrs.
kA. C. Rothrock, Mrs. R. Hughes, Mrs.
J. Cummlngs, Miss Anderson and Miss
Gardiser. A very pleasant time is reported.
Citizenship Is 1
Special Work Of
Training Young Foreigners To Amer
ican Ideas Of Government
SCHEDULE FOR VARIOUS TOWNS
One of the big undertakings on
Maui concerning which little has been
publiclyaid is the movement for ed
ucation in American citizenship now
being undertaken by the Maui Aid
Association through a special com
mittee consisting of Rowland B.
Dodge, Mrs. Harold W. Rice, Mrs. A.
Craig BowdiHh, Dr. W. D. Baldwin
and Mr. S. A. Baldwin.
The committee was appointed over
a year ago, and has been steadily
working at the problem of educating
the foreigners on Maui, who could
take out citizenship papers upon the
passing of suitable examinations, and
the educating of young foreigners.
who by the right of their birth in Ha
waii win become citizens when they
are of age.
The problem is naturally a difficult
one, and one that cannot be solved
except by the careful study of condi
tions and needs.
In July 1917 Robert- A. Judd. a
student in Clark College and the
University 'of Indiana, who would
graduate this year, had he finished
his course at once, was obtained to
take charge of this work under the
committee. His first report was made
at a recent meeting, and his recom
mendations were submitted by the
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Rural Delivery Is
" Started In Haiku
The free mall delivery service in the
Haiku district (the first rural delivery
in the Islands, by the way) was start
ed this morning, Mr. E. C. Moore,
the man who secured the Innovation
from the postoffice department after
years of hard work, personally tak
ing charge of the route. He will, it
is understood, handle the work tem
porarily only, or until someone is ap
pointed to take it over permanently.
The start was made this morning in
a horse rig, but an auto will be used
The people of the district were
much interested in the start of the
delivery system. Most of them had
their mail boxes up, and everybody
was out when the "mail man" came
along this morning to see if they had
any letters, or to send letters or pack
ages away. Money orders were made
out all along the route, and reports
have it that Mr. Moore did a "land
office business" in this line.
The mail route extends all through
the homesteads country of Haiku and
makes practically an all-day trip.
Armour After Stock
Of Haiku Cannery
Armour & Company, the Chicago
packers, and their associates are un
derstood to be trying to purchase the
cannery at Haiku, together with its
pineapple business. T. H. Davison,
representing Armour & co., came to
Maul Tuesday morning to look over
the property and to discuss the mat
ter of the purchase with the stock
holders. He was accompanied by
James D. Dole and John L. Fleming,
of Honolulu, both of whom are inter
esting in the proposed deal. The
gentlemen returned to the city Thurs
It is understood that no definite
conclusion was arrived at, principally
for the reason, perhaps, that some of
the stockholders already had under
consideration a proposal from anoth
er coast concern to sell.
The Haiku Fruit & Packing Co., be
gan business in 1904 with a total out
turn of 1587. This outturn has been
increased year by year, reaching a
total of 207,216 cases In 1914, but
dropping back to 144,462 cases in 1916.
A PRIZE CONTEST
Considerable interest is being tak
en in a prize contest which has been
started by the Maui Drygoods &
Grocery Co., Pioneer Store, Central
Store and Moura & Co. The contest
will continue to next Christmas Eve,
there being a number of valuable
THE BARTERS ENTERTAIN
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Barter, of Haiku,
entertained about twenty guests at a
buffet dinner and bridge yesterday.
The decorations were of a patriotic
ON WAILUKU CO.
Unfavorable Weather Reduces Esti
mate For 1918 To 10,500
Tons Of Sugar
NORMAL YEAR IS NOW ANTICIPATED
The annual meeting of Wailuku
Sugar Co. was held In Honolulu last
week. The stockholders were pre
pared for a very discouraging report,
on account of the long, severe
drought, but the facts as brought
out at the meeting showed conditions
rather better than had been hoped
for, with a very encouraging outfook.
Manager Penhallow's report was as
Crop 1917: The output of this
crop was 15,169 tons, of which 15,038
tons were bagged, and the balance
carried over in stock.
The unfavorable conditions under
which the crop was raised reduced
the yield to tho above figure which
was below what was expected, - al
though, as stated in last year's re
port, it was difficult to make a close
estimate. A shortage in shipping
space delayed grinding, which was
not finished until June 30th.
The cost per ton of sugar is way
in excess of former figures, which is
due to factors beyond our control,
and although the price received for
our product was higher than the pre
ceding year, our profit per ton is
CroD 1918: We commenced mill
ing this crop January 7th. Up to the
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Maui Light At
Kilauea's Big Show
Judging from a letter from Hawaii,
of date February 25th, tho recent ac
tivity at Kilauea is causing quite a
The following are some extracts
from this epistle, written by a former
VOn Friday night, Feb. 22nd a
great flow ran over the edge of the
pit and changed the appearance of
the vicinity of the top entirely. For
half a mile It completely covered
the wide, smooth place surrounded by
a four-foot wall where autos are ac
customed to park.
On Sunday the 24th. another over
flow was In progress In the same
"On the 24th. crowds of visitors
gathered at the volcano from all parts
of the Island.
"Machines were parked for more
than a milo along the road and were
in charge of the police.
"Everybody seemed to be making
specimens, fishing red-hot lava out of
the front of-the flow and folding it
about a coin or other object. Jap
anese were making a business of it
and one group had a big packing-case
filled with excelsior to take them
(specimens) away in safety. High
prices are charged for specimens in
"The pft is full to the brim, but
only one fountain of fire was playing,
with here and there a red hot cave."
Tho writer of the letter describes
the scene as most wonderful and can
not understand why more Maul peo
plo do not take advantage of this ex
Miss Aina Wodehouse, of Makawao,
was the only Maul representative
noted at Kilauea on Sunday.
Police Are After
The police started out night before
last to round up persons who have
failed to respond to notices to take
the examinations required by the se
lective draft law. Altogether eleven
were gathered in, but this is under
stood to be merely a "starter," for
many others will be arrested.
Japanese and Filipinos seem to be
the worst offenders.
UP COUNTRY BASEBALL
Sunday's baseball games at Haiku
resulted in victory for the Beauts over
the Filipinos in the first go and a
draw for the second game, the con
test being called off on account of
darkness, with the score even.
Next Sunday's games will be play
ed at Paia, the Haiku meeting the
Beauts and the Filipinos trying con
clusions with the Giants.
COMING WATER CARNIVAL
The water carnival and dance at
Puunene will be a feature oX tomor
row evening, the program to start at
8 o'clock. The proceeds will go to
tho American Red Cross.
Paia And Haiku
Hard Hit By The
Drought In 1917
Manager Baldwin's Report Tells Of
Drawbacks, But Refers Encour
agingly To Future
WILL MAKE GASOLINE SUBSTITUTE
Ine annunl mocliiiK of the Muui
Agricultural Company, Hie co-part
nership which embraces Ta!;i and Ha
iku plantation and other properties
was held in Honolulu last week.
Among the interesting features wn
the report of Manager II. A. Baldwin,
Although the results of operations
on the plantation for the year 1!)17
were very satisfactory from a finan
cial standpoint, the year was nio.';t
trying for all concerned. The cnU-v
of our country into the great war
caused a feeling of great business un
certainty early in the year. We did
not know who might go voluntarily
or be called to the colors, what might
happen to shipping facilities, or wli.'.t
we ourselves could do to help the
About the middle of April dry
weather set in and from then untfl
the latter part of November, except
for short intervals, the plantation
suffered for lack of water. On Octo
ber 28th the ditch was at its lowest.
the delivery being 5.1 million gallons.
The lowest record previous to 1917
was during a comparatively short dry
spell in February 1914 when the ditrh
dropped to 15 million gallons daily de
livery. Our ditches when full have a
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Puunene Wallops Paia
At Auction Bridge
The unexpected happened last Sat
urday night at Puunene when the Pu
unene auction bridge team -defeated
the representatives of Paia. The tour
nament was held at the residence of
Ben Williams and a very enjoyable
time was reported.
Once in a blue moon the Puunene
aggregation obtain the verdict over
the Paia's, so last Saturday the moon
must have had a slight bluish tinge as
they won by the plus score of 1557.
The Paias give as an alibi the fact
that two of their star players, D. C.
Lindsay and E. J. Walker, were ab
sent and that Harold Itice was in poor
form and did not render his custom
ary support to the team.
The following played:
Rice and Boyum, reenian and Her
bert, Rosecrans and Smith.
Williams and Fnntom, Ilanse-jand
F. Pratt, Robbins and II. Pratt.
For War Service
The local medical board have pass
ed forty-five of the registrants under
the selective draft system for war
service. Thirty-six were referred to
the army board to bo re-examined
when they are here shortly. Seven
were rejected outright as being phys
This represents only a small part
of the work. Examinations will con
tinue until the list has been gone
The news that draftees may be ad
mitted to the National Guard is in
teresting many of then who have
heard of it. Th e view is expressed
that most of those qualifying for the
draft may be taken into the Guard
and thus be permitted to remain in
Two Old Men Die
On Same Night
Wm. Kahalekai, Sr., aged about 91,
died at his home in Waihc-e Saturday
night He was the father of Police
Officer Wm. Kahalekai.
AIeo Saturday night Kauwenaole
died at Lahaina, his age likewise be
ing S4. He was the lather of Police
Officer George Kauwenaole, of Kahu
lul. Basketball Here
The Maui High and Wailnku "Gym"
girls will play basketball in the local
gymiasium a week from tomorrow
evening. A dance will follow the
contest. Gladys Meinecke and "Girlie"
Hart will captain the respective teaniH.
"JAPANESE TO TAKE HAND
IN SIBERIAN MUDDLE
Japan, America And The European Allies To Act
Together For The Protection Of Freight Ship
ments Stalled Along The Siberian Railway
Russia Coming Dack-Schicdman Attacks Bill
ungton--LarIv decision is
AUicd participation wilh Japan to protect Siberian railroad and muni
tions stored between Vladivostok and Harbin. The United .States
government wanted to await the arrival of Ambassador Ishii at W'asli
uglon before, aciing, but the indications now 'a re that Japanese action,
Jo be effective, cannot longer be delayed.
JAPAXESE INTERVENTION IX RUSSIA
London The Russians are reported to he reorganizing rapidly and
holding back the Russians on many sections of the front. An Ex
change Telegraph report says that enrollment in the new army is meet
ing with success, and that the Cossacks arc marching to the new front.
Rumors of Japanese intervention in Russia is given sudden prom
inence in the press. The Daily Mail says that a Iarire expedition of
Japanese and Americans would take
uoumg ine CMncrian railroad. t
Washington There is much
Japanese plan intervention in Siberia.
General Pershing reports one
KAISER CRITICIZED IX REICHSTAG
Amsterdam Schicdman, in the Reichstag today, criticized ,the
Emperor's statement to the burgomaster of Hamburg. He declared
thr.t many did not agree with the
wiule the advance against Russia
GOMPERS TALKS OF LABOR
Chicago Samuel Gompers, the labor leader .testifying in the stock
yards investigation, declared that
every sacrifice for the successful prosecution of the war, but does not
wish to make sacrifices for private profiteering duriug the war. He
advocated an eight-hour day for reasons of economy, health and morals.
loronlo Captain George Bailey, vl the Canadian army, has been
charged with a criminal offense for saying at a prohibition convention
t1,at ninety percent, of the men at the front were intoxicated and claim-
id that the Germans could break
Returned soldiers prevented
ing at the meeting, which was under the auspices of the Dominion
Vliancc. 1 he soldiers shouted epithets at Bryan for his pacilism and
k-mandedin chorus: "What about the Lusitania?" They drowned
out the speaker, who left the platform.
American Front In France
American munition train, killing
hind the American lines was shelled,
lias sufferers increased today, the
American artillery obliterated enemy mine-throwing position. A
itiong German attack following barrage on the Chemin des Dames
sector repulsed wilh heavy enemy losses. Xo American losses. Five
French wounded yesterday. One American officer and one soldier
were killed and two wounded in
y gas. Eight gassed altogether,
RELIEF OF SHIPBUILDING
Washington There has been rapid improvement in the condition
of army cantonments.
Two thousand have Dcen oraiieu irom camp io scimcc hi mu
vmvU thronoli effort of the emergency licet corporation, while 30,000
'..iljcct to call have been placed on
remain while engaged in snip consu ucuou.
PLATINUM DEPOSITS TAKEN OVER
An order has been issued commandeering crude, unworked platin
CAPITAL CI Tl HAITIAN i ao&
Honolulu Xearly one hundred entries in the live stock section
f the Territorial fair guarantee the success of that section. Other
entries are also coming in well.
Glasses donated to the navy have passed the suu mark, une pen-
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scope, used in connection wuu uanuuii nui m mv.
out iii by X. Umstecl, ot nana.
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WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Kwa riantalion Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
McErydo Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar- Company
Olaa Susar Company
I'loneer Mill Company
Wa'aUia Agricultural Company
Honolulu Erewing fc Malting Company
Mineral I'roJucts Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company . .
KngeU Copper Company
Mountain, King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Suuar Company . . . . ,
Hawaiian rinearple Company
Oahu Kailway & Land Company
IVutual Telephone Company
Honokaa . . . .,. -
Montana Bingham ..
Possible in r.-irnr,! tr A mmi-in.
a leading part in seizing and con-
interest here in the news that the
American killed and 20 wounded
principles of military dominance,
had created hostility against Germany
labor in the Uifited States will make
through the lines on that account.
Willliam Jennings Bryan from speak
A stray German shell today struck an
two and wounding four. A town be
one being killed and five wounded.
total now in the Lorraine sector be-
this sector by shell lire. One killed
ihc casualties were all of Xew Eng
the deferred list where they will
M. MARCH 1. 1918.