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THE MAUI NEWS, Mil DAY, AUGUST 16, 1918.
Treat Escape From
Death As Good Joke
Honolulu teachers Lost On Haleakala
Make Light Of Experience Es
caped Perils They Knew Not Of
No One Through Gap In 100 Years
if a daughter of mine proposed
making that trip I would feel like
handing her a revolver and telling
her to do it a quicker way."
This la the way W. F. rogue ex
pressed his opinion of the trip made
by the four Mills school teachers
through Keanae gap last week. Mr.
l'ogue ,as most persons on Maul
know, Is probably more familiar with
the Koolau side of Maul than nny
other man. As manager of the East
Maui Irrigation Co., he has spent
years in the district, much of the
development work there having been
done under his direction.
"Those young folks do not realize
how near death they were," Mr. Pogue
declared. And yet the quartet has
seen fit to affect to make light of
their exploit. They did it in Wailuku,
after they arrived here Friday even
ing showing unmistakably the marks
of the terrible ordeal they had been
through. And they kept up the pose
after they got back to Honolulu last
Treat Experience As Lark
The Advertiser reporter who inter
viewed Henry L. Abell and Miss
Edna Lochrldge failed to get any con
fession from them that they had had
more than an unusual holiday exper
ience. He says
"Evidently the teachers returned to
Honolulu with a pact that there was
to be "no heroics," for they are in
sistent in their reiteration of "what
did not happen" rather than In giv
ing an occount of their exposure and
"As a jest they treat their experi
ence, except when unintentionally
they give a glimpse of how they must
have maintained their courage to
keep struggling against the seeming
ly never ending mass of ferns and
,..ini nnrinr.frrnwth. which they
stumbled into late Monday afternoon,
the evening when they had expected
to reach civilization on the Kaupo
.1 e .Vn mmintnln
B1UH UL uivvunt..i..
"For it is apparent they all maae
every effort to face ttieir preuicauiei.i,
itA hv mnllner lieht Of it
to their companions, and still are do
ing so It is the taugns 01 mik 1
days they were lost of which they tell
. i. j..k. v,n must have beset
them, as day after day they failed to
reach the sea, wnicn nau bwui
near when viewed from the gap In the
crater above Keanae.
"One reminds the other: "Do you
i ., , niH whirh wnv we were
III 1 in i ii w -
i v... ti-intr a flnper before OUr
faces"? Or, "the night you had the
'sm-ing bed'?", the auusion uems i
fern roots covered wua it-m n:ao
"They indignantly deny that they
did not have water, saying, "we had
..,.., Thov Ehow some feeling
In denyfcig the Wailuku report that
they refused to take a guiue iu
"A guide or horses could not be se
cured for the trip across the crater
and around East Maul, because all
the old guides have been called to the
service in the draft and national
guard. They explain that they had a
guide for as far as one could be se
cured. This was to the summit at
the rest house above Olinda, where
they were left to find their way across
Dut the fact remains that those
three girls and man performed a feat
that will long be remembered on Maul
as a sort of nine-day wonder to those
who know the district best.
As reported in last week's Maui
News, the party, after reaching a
Chinaman's place In lower Keanae
valley on Thursday night, was so
utterly exhausted that most of them
were unable to rise without assistance
after they had dropped to the ground.
They slept for 12 hours or more at
Geo W. Weight's home to which they
were taken, and then came over in
the afternoon of Friday by horse
back to Kailua where an automobile
had been sent to meet them.
Another night's rest at the Maui
Hotel did much to restore their spirits
but they were gaunt and lame when
they left Saturday night for Hono
lulu, though they made brave efforts
to hide all this as if It were some
thing to be ashamed of.
Gap Used 100 Years Ago
Mr. Pogue states that in ancient
times the natives had two or three
trails through Keanae gap and made
regular trading trips across to Kau
po and Makawao by that route. He
does not think that they were used
much after Kamehameha l's time,
and no one can be found who has any
knowledge of their having been used.
A native woman living in Keanae val
ley, who was born in the valley some
.50 years ago and has spent her en
tire life in the valley, had never heard
of any person passing through the gap
The school teacher doubtless es
caped many dangers of which they
have no knowledge. They mentioned
having slept one night under a shelf
of rock in the water course down
which they were making their way.
and of rejoicing at being in the dry
while the rain poured down outside.
Hai they realized that their cave was
doubtless created by the fury of the
stream, and that they stood in grave
danger of being washed out by a tor
rent from the mountain above and
dashed over the precipices below,
they would possibly not have rested
In one place they tell of getting in
to a hole from which they only es
caped by the man's lifting the girls
on his head so they were able to
climb out, after which they formed
a sort of human chain and pulled
Weekly Report Of
Maui County Agent
Corn about all harvested with " a
yield much less than was expected.
Will be sold to stores on Maui. Dean
crop is fairly good but not a heavy
yield. Potatoes in this section good.
Fanners now preparing land for Win
In some places the corn crop is good
but in others it is disappointing.
llenTiw lfinklnc verv nooil in most in
stances. We find some cases of wea
ve! in beans. No potatoes to speak
of in this section, except sprayed
patches which are very good.
Mneli rliinmro ftnno in mm tn TCll-
la by leaf-hopper. Secured parasites
iroiu iionoiuiu ami spread mem
At the Kula Sanitarium Farm condi
tions are good. New silo filled and
will be used for stock feed. This feed
looks very good. Corn at the Sani
tarium looks better than the average
Kula crop this year due to this being
new land and crops receiving proper
care at all times.
General bean crop small this sea-
urm will rim nlimit ?lOO hu rra nf whiles
"ml .1110 linou nf rnila M:inv will be
kept for seed and some sold locally.
Children Of Lepers
Will Visit Parents
President Paxson, Of Health Board
Makes Possible A Reunion Of
Families For A Week Can See
And Talk To Parents
CHURCHES GET TOGETHER
AS A WAR MEASURE
New Haven, Conn., July 15 Cor
respondent of The Associated Press
At least a temporary union of
churches in IS Connecticut towns has
been accomplished within a year
owning to circumstances resulting
from the war, reports a committee of
the Connecticut Federation of
Churches. Denominations joining in
the movement were Baptist, Method
ist, Congregational, Free Baptist,
Lutheran and Independent Methodist.
Thirty-seven church organizations
now are combining services in eigh
teen linildincs. In one town Bantists
and Free Baptists united under a
Each church organization has re
tained its own officers and adheres to
its own denominational beliefs. In
most cases the union is considered a
temporary expedient for the period of
me war. it is pointed out tnat ine
federation of churches is not irre
America's glorious privilege is to
feed the world while It fights its way
Eend the home paper every
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will appreciate it as much as
anything you can do for him.
Besides it is a patriotic service.
We will see that the paper
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year; $1.25, 6 months; 75 cents,
Twenty-five little inmates of the
Kalihl Boys' Home, the oldest nine
years of age, will leave here next
Tuesday evening in the Mikahala for
the Molokai Leper Settlement, where
they will remain a week. They will
be in charge of Mrs. Bessie Clinton,
matron, and Mrs. Solomon Mahelona,
assistant matron of the home.
The trip the youngsters are to take
is the "treat" of Summer S. Paxson,
president, of the territorial board of
health, John I). McVeigh, superinten
dent of the Settlement, announced
"President Taxson could not have
begun his administration of the board
of health with a more kindly act,"
Mr. McCeigh, who returned to his
charges last night, said yesterday.
"The little fellows will be allowed to
see and converse with their parents,
that Is, those who have parents, liv-
ng. Some of them have never seen
their fathers and mothers, for they
were taken away very shortly after
birth and sent to the Kalihl Home,
where they have been brought up."
The children, however, will only
see and speak to their parents; they
will not be kissed, embraced or fond
led by them, strange as it may nppear
to those conversant with conditions
it the settlement. This Inability to
tress their offspring crowns the
martydrom of the inmates of the set
tlements both at Kalaupapa and Kala
wao. Health rules call for its denial.
The children will be taken to the
visitors' room which is divided by a
glass partition into two compartments.
Through the transparency the chil
dren will see their parents and
through a sterilized gauze apparatus
they will speak with them.
The youthful visitors will give two
performances in the settlement social
hall, when they will repeat the pro
gram given by them some time ago in
the Devies Memorial Hall adjacent to
St. Andrew's Cathedral here. One
part of the program consists of a lit
tle play of a truly patriotic nature
with a nice little war plot. P. C. Advertiser.
"You don't want to make any mis
take about Philadelphia s being a
slow town," said Dobbleigh. "No,
sirree. I discounted a thirty-day note
over there once, and, by Jingo, thirty
days pass just as quickly over there
as they do here;"
H. D. G.
Honolulu Wholesale Prod ecu
ISSUED BY THE TERRITORIAL
Week ending August 12, 1918.
Small consumers cannot buy at these
isianu liuuer, id bU to .!;
Eggs, select, doz fr
Eggs, No. 1. doz. (18
Eggs, Duck, doz 65
Young roosters 50 to .55
Hens, lb 3S to .41
. . .35
. . .35
. . .04
. . .08
(in chem. lab.) This is a ve
plosive substance and it might
us all sky-high. Come closer, gen
tlemen, so you may be better able to
follow me. Widow.
Ducks, Muse, lb
Ducks, Pekin, lb
Ducks, Haw. doz
Vegetables and Produce
Beans, string, green, lb
string, wax. lb
Lima in pod, lb
Maui, red, cwt. .. !.nn to 10.00
calico, cv.-t 10.50 to 11.00
Beans, small white, cwt 11.00
Beets, doz. bch 30
Carrots, doz., bch 40
Peas, dry, Is., cwt None
Cabbage, cwt 5.00 to (1.00
Corn, sweet, 100 ears None
Corn, Hawaiian, sni. yel None
Corn, Hawaiian, yel. ton 87.50
Peanuts, lg., lb None
Peanuts, small, lb None
Oreen peppers, bell, lb 07
Green peppers, chill 06
Potatoes, Is., Irish, cwt 3.25
Potaloes, sweet, cwt 1.75
Potatoes, red, sweet, cwt 2.00
Taro, cwt None
Taro, bunch, 15
Tomatoes, lb 03 to 04
Green peas, lb None
Cucumbers, doz 40 to .00
Pumpkin, lb 01 to .02
Bananas, Chinese, lb 01
Bananas, cooking, bch 1.25
Figs, 100 !)0
Grapes, Isabella, lb 10
Limes, 100 60 to .70
Pineapples, cwt 1.50 to 2.00
Papaias, lb OVA, to .01
Strawberries, lb 20 to .25
Cattle and sheep are not bought at
live weight. They are slaughtered
and paid for on a dressed weight
Hogs, up to 150 lbs 20 to .23
Beef, lb 14 to .15
Veal, lb 14 to .15
Mutton, lb 18 to .20
Pork, lb 25 to .28
Hides, Wet Salted.
Steer, No. 1. lb 15
Steer. No. 2, lb 13
Steer, hair slip, 10
Kips, lb 13
Goat white 30 to .40
Coi n, sm. yel. ton . . . 105.00 to 95.00
Corn, lg. yel. ton .. . . 100.00 to 90.00
Corn cracked, ton:.. 105.00 to 97.50
Bran, ton .w..rf,. a 05.00
Barley, t6tf 76.00 to 72.00
ScratdbrtixrfLithst yi.'iiaWG.OO to 100.00
G7.50 to 67.00
48.00 to 53.50
45.00 to 47.50
71.00 to 66.00
BANK OF MAUI, Ltd.
W'Al LU K(J 1'Al A LA 1 1 A 1 X A .
of Condition at the close of I'.usincss, June 29tli, 191 S.
Loans, Discounts and Overdrafts $'43,736.0l
Cash on Hand and Due from Jianks 10,815.54
P.onds and Securities 312,443.07
Commercial Taper 18,3o3.17
Real Estate and Hanking Premises 10,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures 7,700.00
War Savings and Thrift Stamps 2,434.87
UAB1 LIT UlS
Capital Stock Paid In $150,000.00
Surplus and Prolits l5,iMjS.3Z
Due to P,anks 0.1,102.24
Dividends Unpaid 4,500.00
Territory of Hawaii )
Island and County of Man ) ss
1, C. D. I.tit'kin, Vice-I'rv'sideiit and Manager of the ahovc named
Hank, do solemnly swear, that the ahovc statement is true, to the best
of mv knowledge and helicf.
C. D. LUFKIN, Vice-President and Manager.
Suhscrilied and sworn to before me this 2nd day of July, A. I). 1918.
Notary Puhlic, County of .Maui, Territory of Hawaii.
I IffiriHIfno- Inn
Notice is hereby given that no per
son or persons are allowed to enter
and remove anything whatsoever
from the premises known as the
shares of Kaianui and Lupeau in the
Ahupuaa of Kauwela, Molokai.
(Mrs.) ELIZA 11 AAHAA JAKA.
Kaluaaha, July 24, 1918.
(Aug. 16 Oct. 25.)
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