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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1918.
Winners In Garden
Pauwela School Boy Who Made Trip
To Fair Tells What He Saw
Teacher Who Won In Adult Con
Worse In Germany
Escaped French Prisoner Tells Of
Desperate Straits To Which Ger
man Civil Population Has Peen Re
ducedKeep Up Morale Still
Had Busy Week
PruwcIh, Maui, Junp 17th, 1918.
Edilor Maui News:
Dear Sir I am the boy took the
trip to Honolulu, the first prze in
Maui Home (Jardens.
We had a very fine lime and we
were treated in the very best ways.
I wanted to tell you about our trip
from the first day until we reached
We started out. from Kahului on
the 8th of June, Saturday afternoon
on Mauna Loa.
There were three boys when we
left Kahului. We all were friendly
to each other and we slept together.
On June 9th we woke up early and
caw the Diamond Head, vnd reached
Honolulu near about 7 o'dock.
We got on our machine and went to
V. M. C. A. We left our suitcases and
went back to wharf. Then a boy
from Molokai came and there were all
the boys met, George Lindsay, Masaru
Teshima, Willie Figuera and I, Na
We went to see the largest fire sta
tion in Honolulu.
Then we went to the Fair.
On June 10th and 11th, we were at
the Fair. On the 10th we saw equip
ment race, centipede race, gas mask
race battalion parade.
On, the 11th we saw pony express
race, Roman race, potato race, steeple
chase, bucking contest, Roman Char
iot race and battalion parade.
June 13th was trip around the is
land. We started out very early. It
.was a long trip, 150 miles. We saw
the Kahuku School gardens and home
gardens. The gardens were very lage,
We visited the 25th Infantry gardens
and saw large papaias, weight 26 lb.
June 14th we did not have a ma
chine because our machine was sent
back. We walk in the town and
bought some things we wanted.
We went to wharf in afternoon
three o'clock on Maul Kea.
We landed Lahaina ten. o'clock and
reached Wailuku at twelve o'clock.
We slept at Japanese Hotel and
woke up half pass seven next morn
I took the half pass twelve train
and reached home at half pass one.
For Self-Supporting Maui
Camp 10 School, Puuncne,
June 22, 1918
Mr. Charles A. Puck
Maui County Fair & Racing Assn.,
My dear Mr. Puck:
It gives me great pleasure to reply
to your esteemed favor of June 17th
in which you enclosed check for $25.00
as award on my winning of a first
prize in the Maui Garden Contest.
Thru your courtesy I wish to ex
tend to the Maui County Fair & Rac
infi Association my hearty thanks for
the check enclosed and for the inter
est the association has taken in pro
moting and encouraging so patriotic
a movement, which was primarily to
the end of helping to win the war.
To the inspectors and Dr. Baldwin
I am thankful for the award they hon
ored me with, and for the interest
they took in the welfare of the garden
ers during their inspection tour.
I wish to thank you for your very
interesting letter and for your co-operation
as head worker in the garden
To Mr. Bowman and tie gardeners
at large I wish to extenl my thanks
for the splendid spirit of co-operation
they showed throughout the contest.
My aim in competing in the garden
contest was primarily to promote in
terest In the community and start a
movement by which I could get the
people in my vicinity started in more
extensive gardening, which aimed to
the end of helping to win the war.
My plan met with great success, as
I took a first prize and the people of
Camp 10 have raised more food that
they have heretofore. My efforts and
time were not in vain, and in fact,
have been very advantageous, as the
gardens are still in full force, and are
furnishing us with abundance of fine
vegetables. The promotion and en
couragement of similar contests are
not only patriotic, but create wide in
terest, which tends to the production
of better and more vegetables. I
hope there will be more garden con
tests held in the near future and that
all the American Bolshevik! or "Not
for It" will become True Patriots or
"For It" and do their bit towards help
ing win the war.
Thanking you again for check en
closed and co-operation and. wishing
Sec. Lane Is Firm
Governor McCarthy Given Power To
Handle Sugar Lands As War
Measure Lane Tells His Views
(Associated Press Correspondence.)
Toulon, Fnftice, June 22 Business,
in the peace-time sense of the word,
virtually is dead in Germany, asserts
Sergeant VuiHcmet who, with several
comrades, recently escaped from a
prisoner of war camp in Germany and
reached France, and who is on a visit
to bis father here.
According to bis story, countless
stores in Germany were closed and
empty and everything that is being
manufactured is for war purposes and
for the state.
The meat ration, he said, was 250
grams, one half pound, per week, to
which was added one-tenth of a pound
of grease or fat. Sugar and coffee
were only Uirrrty remembered luxuries.
The beer was virtually undrinkable,
and the people were living on pota
toes and beets. The bread is said to
Leather had almost entirely disap-
peard, and the soldiers at home and
many civilians wore wooden-soled
shoes almost exclusively. Soldiers
home on furlough were no longer per
mitted to spend all their time with
their families or friends but most
work part time in the factories.
The morale of the civil and military
population, Vuillemet says, is main
land by the continual spreading of
stories about an alleged "desperate
situation in France" and German vic
tories, which are loudly proclaimed by
the ringing of bells not yet seized for
Is Loyal Citizen
Another instance of a well-known
resident of Hawaii carried on the fed
eral "doubtful citizenship" list and
who was made a citizen years ago by
the supreme court came up today
when John Fassoth, manager of Kipa
hulu plantation, Maui, explained his
Fassoth, who is widely known
throughout the territory, has been a
citizen since March, 1901, when he
was admitted by the supreme court.
Furthermore, to show that he Is an
American in spirit as well as in letter,
the following facts are cited:
He has three sons in responsible
positions with him on the plantation,
none of whom can Immediately be re
placed; all are in the draft and ex
emption-has been asked for none.
Nothing but English is spoken in
the Fascoth home and the boys do
not understand German.
He was a quartermaster In the
guard In early days; a federal juror;
a citizen of Hawaii in 1887; also of
the provisional and republic govern
ments; and was naturalized as soon
as he was able to get U. S. court ac
tion. Served in the legislature.
He came from Germany at 16 and
vps not under the German rule re
quiring passes for all leaving after
the age of 17.
And, above all, he declares that he
is heart and soul with the American
Mr. Fassoth has found it trying to
be classed as on the "doubtful list"
an(J took the first opportunity to ex
plain his case to the U. S. attorney
also to make public the facts of his
cit izenship. Star-Bulletin.
KEEPING GERMAN PEOPLE
IGNORANT OF OUR ARMY
Amsterdam, May 30 Every effort
Is being made in Germany to delude
the people about the size and import
ance of the American army. A "joke'
printed by the Munich Jugend is part
of the official propaganda. It is en
titled "Homeepathic Doses" and con
sists of the following bit of dialogue
at a French port:
"General Pershing: 'Well, another
fleet of American troop transports
has just arrived.'
"LaBelle France: 'Superb! Shall
I arrange for billets?'
"General Pershing: 'Sure! Two
rooms and three beds.' "
Did you ever stop to think that next
to the kaiser's goat your soldiers boy
would rather have a subscription to
his old home paper than anything
else in the world?
you and the Maui County Far & Rac
ing Association the best of success
in your future undertakings, I remain
Yours "For a More Self Supporting
(Signed), MANUEL, A. D1AS.
Honolulu, June 23 Charles James
McCarthy was sworn into office yes-
erday as Governor of this Territory
with powers of a magnitude never
before conferred upon a governor of
After the oath of oflle had been ad
ministered to him by Chief Justice
Coke of the Supreme Court, Secretary
Lane permitted him to read the text
of a message from Washington carry
ing news that President Wilson, as
a war-emergency act had issued an
executive order authorizing the Com-
missiner of Public Lands of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii, with the approval of
the Governor of the Territory, to enter
into agreements for the continuing
cultivation of cane lands and which
leases issued by the Territory have
lapsed or are about to lapse, until
such lands shall be homesteaded.
Shingle's Idea Survives
By authority of this order McCar
thy becomes absolute dictator over
the richest and most productive por
tion of the public domain. Agree
ments such as the President desig
nates will be concluded in the name
of Commissioner Rivenburgh but only
with the Governor's consent.
Thus in new and more flexible
form the principle of Senator Shin
gle's bill, killed by the House at the
last special session of the Legisla
ture, becomes vital and actual. Both
McCarthy and Secretary Lane, how
ever, by explicit declaration, wrote
the development of homesteading in
to the policy of the National and the
Secretary Lane spoke as the Pres
ident's direct personal representative
and Governor McCarthy as the head
of the Territorial administration with
the solid backing of the Secretary.
The Secretary led into his discus
sion of the land question by defin
ing the democracy for which the
world is fighting.
An American Territory
"I am moved by this excursion into
the theory of government", he contin
ued, "by belief that if this Territory
is to continue an integral part of our
Nation, it must live in the constant
thought that men are woven into the
national fabric only by being identi
fied physically, morally, spiritually
and industrially with its life."
The land problem he recognized,
was complex. More than the Immedi
ate economic factor, important as this
was at the present crisis in the world's
food supply, entered Into It.
"If the problem were no larger", he
said, "than to secure the maximum
crop, it might well be doubted wheth
er any great good would come of
further division of land holdings in
to many hands, but the problem is
much greater than one of relative out
put under two different systems.
Won't Appeal From Congress
"And this is recognized by Con
gress, so that no alternative exists
but to pursue the policy Congress has
designated, unless we appeal from its
judgment.. And this appeal I frankly
do not feel inclined to advise."
The Secretary alluded to the abus
es of the land laws known both in
the Islands and on the mainland
"Much honest difference of opinion
exists", he said, "as to the possibili
ty of applying homestead laws to su
gar lands, but that experiment must
be made. The determining factor In
its success or failure will be the
character of the people who take up
homesteads their purpose and their
ability to work together."
A Homesteader Defined
The bona fide homesteader, the
Secretary defined as a "man put on
the land, who makes that land his
home, who works it so far as possible
for himself, and by reason of his land
holdings becomes a part of the com
Homesteaders here, he believed
could manage mills and railways
On the mainland they managed great
irrigation projects into which equal
amounts of capital had been sunk
but he admitted a second time that it
vas an experiment one which in the
best interests of the Nation it seemed
wise to make but which nobody could
pretend was unattended by risks
"There is no question," he said "that
by following the law a risk is run
particularly so at this time when the
country so gravely needs all the food
the Islands can produce. But unless
trr law is to be disregarded, that risk
must be taken."
Mills Quasi-Public Utilities
Referring to the policy of agree
ments between tho mills and the
Territory for the continuous cultiva-
I'on of cane lands on which planta
tion leases are about to run out or
have already expired, as contemplat-
d in the President's proclamation,
he Secretary said:
It would be a crime unforgivable
to rllow lands that can be used and
are In crop to go uncultivated during
the war. Homesteads must be made
w t'i such conditions as will enforce
a meeting of this national necessity,
and those who would have the temer-
ty to put In jeopardy a realization of
he largest possible output, whether
tney be mill owners or homesteaders,
rcud not be regarded as other than
enemies of the public welfare."
The man who holds of mill is un-
cer an implied obligation to the com
munity, even though the mill Is not
now regarded as a public utility, and
he man who holds land is under Bim-
Climate And Scenery Biggest Asset
Before taking up the land question,
Secretary Lane devoted a third or
more of his address to what might be
called "promotion talk". He declar
ed that one of the very biggest as
sets for the future in these islands Is
our climate and scenery. With the
close of the war, he felt sure that a
wonderful development of the Pacific
will take place, and that Hawaii will
become more accessible and sought
by the rest of the world than ever be
Entered Of Record
JOE FREITAS CAIRES & WF. to S.
Ikeda, 4 A land, Kaupakalua, Ha
makualoa, Maui, June 19, 1918.
MARY F. CAIRES & HSB. (J.) to B.
Ikeda, 2 pes. land, Kaupakalua, Ha
makSaloa, Maui, June 19, 1918
T AH PING & WF. to Len Wai, R
P. 3532 Kul. 'i478, Panaewa, Lahai
ni, Maui, June 17, 1918. 1700.
JOHN F. MORTE to John S. Bras,
1 2(1-101) A land, Kokomo, (Hama
kualoa), Maui, June 14, 1918 $1200
WAAPA & WF. to Kamaka et al, R.
P. 5351 Kul. 2:90, Kaupali, Wailuku
Maui, Nov. 6, 1897. $1 and love.
SAM K. KEALOHA to Jos. K. Naili
ma, R. P. 6208, Kul. 3517, Kapahu
kauila, Waihee, Maui, May 25, 1918,
KAMAKA WAAPA to Mrs. Pake Wa-
apa, int. in R. P. 5351 Kul. 3290, Ka
upali, Wailuku, Maui, June 4, 1918
M LOUIS to K. Yanagihara, 7500 sq,
ft. land, Lahaina, Maui, May 2,
1918. 20 years, 1st 10 years at $180
per annum and remainder at $200
LAIKEALOHA KAUWENAOLE &
HSB. (G. W.) to A. D. Furtado,
pc. land, Wailuku, Maui, Feb. 6,
attl)e theatres this week
Friday, "DRAFT 258"
VVitli MABEL TALIFERRO, a return of this prcat
picture which is one of the finest ever brought to Maui
WALLACE REID in the thrilling and sensational
story of the Kentucky mountains,
"MAX OK MUSIC MOUNTAINS"
a picture with a surprising finish.
And, "WHO IS NO. ONE?"
"THE C.RELL MYSTERY"
a plav with a great punch.
"STINGAREE" with TRUE I'.OARDMAN.
JUNE CAPRICE in the play
"EVERY GIRL'S DREAM"
"WEAKNESS OE STRENGTH"
GERALDINE FARRAR in the Artcraft pro luction
"THE DEVIL STONE"
"Pathe News" and Comedies.
ROBLEY'S BOYS in a splendid performance.
'BAWB'S OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS'
"THE GRELL MYSTERY"
JUNE CAPRICE in the charming play
"EVERY GIRL'S DREAM"
"LOVE OR JUSTICE"
Thursday, a grand double show
in the great Paramount Artcraft production
"THE DEVIL STONE"
And ten acts of vaudeville, given for the benefit of
the Leahi Temple, Oahu.
Watch for future announcements I 'gj
THE OFFICE OF THE WAILUKU ORPIIEUM
WILL BE OPEN EVERY DAY
from 1 to 4 P. M., and 7:30 to 9 P. M.
Telephone your reservations for either the Wailuku or Ka
hului Theatre to this office.
Schedule for both houses
Doors open at 7 : 30
Comedy at 7: 50
Feature at 8:20
Gen. Admission 20tf
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