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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1918.
Says Islands Plot
Advertiser Digs Up Old Re-Appor-tionmcnt
Bone And Growls And
Whines Over It Looks Like Over
The Honolulu Advertiser in last
Sunday's Irbup, claims to havp dis
covered a plot against Oalm on tlio
part of the other islands, and on Mon
day follows it up with an editorial en
titled "Serves Us night." Belli are
o interest on Maul as elsewhere In
the territory and are' reprinted below
HARBOR PLAN TO BE USED AS
LEVER BY OUTSIDE ISLANDS
Full Advantage of Failure to Make
Reapportionment To Be Taken
Honolulu Must Grant Or
Give Up Its Plans
Other Counties Are Already Listing
Up Appropriations Which They
Meeting the demands of the other
counties for the appropriations which
they seek for themselves is to be the
price of Honolulu's post-war harbor
program unless plans which are well
under way miscarry. It Is purposed to
take full advantage of the majority
which lies with the other islands by
reason of the long continued failure
to reapportion and, at the same time,
to utilize the urgent need of Honolulu
for a great harbor to meet peace con
ditions and the vastly increased com
merce which will come to the Taciflc.
Program Shapes Up
Letters have gone about between
the other Islands, reports have it, call
ing for meetings of civil bodies and
legislators In each county for the pur
pose of outlining a program of impro
vements, roads, harbors and other pro
jects for the support of which funds
must be secured from the Territory.
These county programs outlined, It is
purposed to have a meeting or meet
ings of the senators and representa
tives of those islands at which a gen
eral appropriation program will be
niittinod which Is to be carried out be
fore the other legislators will fall In
line to support the Honolulu program.
. Under the simple plan which lias
been outlined there will be no dicker
ing between legislators of Maui and
Kauai, or Kauai, or Maul, or either
or any of these and Honolulu. A
onlirt frnnt wnnlil ho nresented for
once and Honolulu could take It or
leave It. v Perhaps the treasury of the
Territory would suffer but, the vari
ous counties would get what they ask.
namindi Tn Be Manv
Improvements which have been halt
mt hu iho nr and the governmental
policy of subserving all else to the
winning of the war will now ue
brought to the fore again and each of
the counties will have new proposals
for which they will seek funds, just
as this county must have funds to en-
ohlo TTnnnlnlii H:irhnr to take the
place In the world's commerce which
awaits Its occupancy. This may be
expected to bring up for consideration
nnnronriatinn bills which will aggre
gate far In excess of any expenditures
which the Territory nas ever unuer
taken or even considered in Its his
The editorial comment on the situa
i.uo tin Rinht
Announcement that the members of
the legislature from the other islands
are planning to combine against the
n.ilm aonntnra nnd renresentatives
and hold this island up lor everything
they want out of tlio legislature De
fore thev will let us have anything we
wont Tioeri mhsp no KiirDrise. The
only wonder Is that they haven't done
It before. They nave 01 course, 10
some extent, but never before on as
extensive a scale as is now threatened.
It's our own fault for not forcing
our weak backed senators and repre
BonlnHvoa tn Hr their sworn duty and
compel a reapportionment of mem
bers of the legislature as is proviuu
for and made compulsory by the Or
ganic Act. The only reason this has
not been done Is thai the Oahu mem
bers have lacked the courage to do
their duty. Each of them has had his
own ax to gind and has depended up
nn members from the outside districts
in turn the erindstoiv? for him. Of
course, this has required that the
members from the other Islands be
paid, and they have been paid by not
having tho representation of the oth
er islands cut down as Is called for by
It's been a case of "you scratch my
harU and I'll (scratch VOlirS." We
tiairo iwrn selline our birthright for a
mess of pottage. We've traded off our
majority Jn tne legislature iur vuien
for pretty projects In which certain of
our senators or representatives, nay
pened to be interested.
Wh Imivo rt:inced and now it looks
as if we'd have to pay the piper. We
are not to be allowed to have -any of
the many things Honolulu needs and
must have to become a real city, un
til the other Islands have held us up
for everything they want if the next
little scheme works out. remaps uu-y
don't want anything they shouldn't
Iiuva That ilnesn't alter the fact thai
we have put ourselves in their power.
Our delegation in the legislature has
been i fraid to do its amy.
nenTinnvf Innnient is not onlv to our
Interest; it is our duty. Failure to
cany it into effect Is a distinct and
plain violation of the provisions of
the Organic Act. Other legislatures
have failed in their amy. it snouiu u
Take Year Off
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 27 (By As
sociated Tress Correspondence.)
Stockholders of the St. Louis club of
the National league lost between
125,000 and $30,000 last season, ac
cording to James C. Jones, president
and chief stockholder of the club.
President Jones made this statement
In denying rumors that the club would
bo transferred to Kansas City. He
lso asserted that he would consider
an offer at this time to purchase his
interests in the Cardinals.
He said he did not believe there
would be professional baseball next
season, although (several other Nation
al league club owners are making
plans for resumption -.t the game.
"I shall very likely attend the na
tional league meeting in New York
next month, and unity of acting in re
gard to plans for 1919 will be agreed
upon at. that time," he continued.
Whatever seems to be the majority
opinion will receive my support.
The idea of community ownership
of the Cardinals has not been aban
doned. However, it appears that sev
eral of the largest stockholders will
have to carry the club along. I, for
cne, am preparing to do this."
Concerning the Nrtional League
presidency, Jones said he had not
pledged to vole for nn;.' candidate.
My ballot will ro to the man nest
qualified to direct the affairs of the
league," he added.
Opening In Alaska
Commission Believes Land Will At
tract Many Returning Soldiers
Rich Agricultural Land Opened Ry
Don't Take Chances-
Hold Your Libery Bonds
Army authorities report that many
loldiers, as well as many civilians,
are being mulcted by alleged Liberty
Bond brokers who advertise to pay
market value for Liberty Bonds but
who in reality pay a good deal less.
It Is, of course, contrary to the de-
sires of the government and against
public policy for Liberty Bond holders
to dispose of their bonds except in
case of necessity. But there are such
cases. When they do occur, it is no
trouble to sell the bonds to reliable
banking companies -and get full mar
ket value for them. There is no need
whatever of going to pawnshops and
The army proposes to launch a cam
paign against those who are mulcting
soldiers, and in so doing will likewise
protest civilians who feel obliged to
dispose of their bonds.
Hang on to your bonds if you can;
if you can't take them to a bank or to
some reliable broker. Don't take
Lightfoot Says No Booze
Vote Possible Till 1920
The Islands may not vote on the re-
establlshment of booze at tho elec
tions next spring, according to Deputy
Attorney General J. Lightfoot, who
holds that the county elections to be
then held are not "general elections",
as prescribed by the Sheppard Act
Mr. Lightfoot, according to the Star-
Bulletin, was commenting upon the
story in the Maul News of two weeks
ago to effect that wtth the close of
the war the matter of going "wet
again might be taken up on petition
of 20 percent of the electors, and be
voted upon at the general election
following. An attorney on Maul had
expressed his belief that the county
elections, coming as they do at the
same time, would be considered a
If Mr. Lightfoot a opinion is correct
it of course will make it impossible
to take the subject to the people be
fore the fall elections in 1920.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27 (By
Associated Press Correspondence.)
The vast undeveloped reaches of Alas
ka's 586 square miles of valleys,
slreams and mountains offer a suit-
plle habitat for America's returned
soldiers, in the opinion of E. O. Mc
Cormick, of San Francisco, member of
a commission authorized by Secretary
Lane to make a survey of the north
The reports of McCormick, vice
president In charge of traffic for the
Southern Pacific company, and two
others. L. O. Gabany, chemist and
geologist, and George C. McFadden,
coal mining expert, both of Chicago,
are to be used, McCormick said, in
connection with Secretary Lane's plan
to establish returned soldiers on the
land and to acquaint the American
people with opportunities offered in
'Alaska is to be the mecca for dis
criminating world travelers. It is the
dream land of artists' he said.
The territory's 120,000 reindeer,
developed from 1280 imported by the
government between 1892 and 1902,
will figure in the effect to supply the
world with food, McCormick said. Fox
farms, where animals bearing pells
worth $2500 each have been develop
ed, and skunk farms are among the
many unusual pursuits of the region,
The government railroad, now com
plete from Seward to Anchorage, will
keep the later city, heretofore ice
bound in winter, open the year round,
McCormick noted. From Anchorage
north, toward the ultimate terminal at
Fairbanks, the railroad now extends
as far as Montana, running 60 miles
through as productive a country as
may be found anywhere.
The building of the government
railroad is being accomplished by
some of the most formidable engineer
ing feats I have ever seen," said Mc
Cormick. "An example is the 'toe loop'
where, emerging from a tunnel at the
top of a bowl shaped valley, the tracks
double back five times within a dis
tance of a mile before they reach the
On the wy to Fairbanks, reached
over a solid automobile road are the
Matanuska coal fields, where coal is
being developed in commercial quanti
ties. These and other features of the
vast mining district tapped by the rail
road were given particular attention
by other members of the commission
Forest of spruce, from which some
was taken for America's newly built
planes, fir and other timber lie along
"In this district are produced the
finest of vegetable potatoes, beets
carrots, 16-pctund cabbages, rhubarb
four feet high and fine celery. Native
grass in places grows eight feet high.
Alaskan berries are already widely
Disliked Absent Treatment
"Even the field-hospitals close up to
the firing line in France find time for
an occasional laugh," writes Malcolm
Adams, of the Red Crors.
A party of wounded marines were
being taken to a base-hospital on a
much over-crowded motor-truck. The
nurse accompanying them became an
xious about their wounds.
"I hope I am not hurting any of
you," she said.
"You're hurting me a lot,", replied
one of the soldiers.
"But I am nowhere near you," ex
claimed the nurse indignantly.
"That's what's hurting me," was the
calm reply. Washington Star.
Good Things To Eat
For Red Cross Shop
Highly Successful Undertaking To End
With Rig Sale Of Christmas Dain
ties Tomorrow Shop To Re Clos
ed For Present After This Week
The Fled Cross fale tomorrow
promises lo rival tlipt of the opening
day of t'.in Shop Enormous quanti
ties ,of delicious foods have been
promised by the ladies of Maui, not
to mention a nuinbnr of men who
have done their share in this good
work, and yet it is believed that there
will be none too much, as evidenced
by the spoken intentions of our lead
ing citizens lo buy all they can obtain.
This is not to be wondered at, for it
is not every- day thar we have the op
portunity to 1 uy goods prepared in
Ihe homes of Maui.
For instance Mrs. Worth Aiken's
baked hams are famous; she is bak
ing one donated by Mr. Rosecrans of
the I'aia Store. Other delicious hams
will come from the kitchens of Mrs.
II. 1 Baldwin, Mrs. Frank Baldwin
nd Miss Clara Mospcr. Mrs. Jack
Walsh excels with hi"1' pickled tongue.
and there will be one 'o scramble for
Madame Penhallo.v is making her
wondi rftil mince pies: the Maui Agri
cultural Company has donated a fi:ie
young pi?, which will be converted in
to laulau pig by Carl Rose. Those
who have ealen pig prepared by Mr.
Rose know the treat that is in store
for those fortunate enough to secure
"ome of this with sweet potatoes.
Mrs. Rice is sending in a roast of
There will be candies, cakes, pies.
salads, jams, jellies, fresh breads, and
other delicacies and .substantial foods.
We should like to mention till who
are preparing oods for the sale,, Ix'.t
fear we would crowd out the daily
news if we did. The Shop will open
at 8: SO a. in. with a general sahv
Much fresh merchandise has been re
ceived, and there will be a good show
ing of bargains in all lines. The food
sale starts at 11 o'clock, and from in
dications, it will be well for intend
ing purchasers to be on hand prompt
ly. The Red Cross Shop feels that for
the time being at least, it has accom
plished its purpose. Also, after this
sale, merchandise will again bo low,
and after tomorrow the Shop will be
closed, until further notice.
Ferns And Plants
Mrs. Kepoikai has a supply of fern
logs and lily bubs for Kile for the Red
Cross Shop. She is caring for these
at her home, that they may receive
proper attention, but they can be se
cured through any of the Red Cross
Shop attendants, or from Mrs. Kepoi
kai herself. Prices are reasonable
and the bulks and loss very desirable.
Last week a number of Japanese
boys were a great help to the attend
ants of the Shop, coming in nnd open
ing boxes and in many ways saving
steps and hard work on the part of
the ladies who were marking, sortins
and placing goods. These boys were:
Sada Yoshimura, Haruo Makashima,
Kau Yoshimura, Kengo Sugila, Ta
keshi Nagamatsu, Tarikl Ikeda and
Shigeo Ikeda, and they have the
sincere thanks of these they so kind
YAKIMA, Wash., Nov. 29-(By As
sociated Press.) Construction of a
comprehensive irrigation system by
which water may be piped to resid
ence lots In all parts of the city will
be an after-the-war construction pro
I jeet undertaken by tho Yakima city
; commissioners. Use of water wheels
and open ditches has been compelled
heretofore In those sections ot the
city where the piping system has oi ly
been tried in a limited way.
Made Him Blush
Magistrate "You certainly commit
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genious way; in fact, with quite ex
Prisoner "Now, yer Honor, no flat-
Her Little Plan
"I see you a good deal wilh young
"I hope you are not f.olng to marry
"Oh, no. I don t think 111 marry
tery, if you please; if there's ono him. But it's nice going around with
thing I 'ates, it's flattery." Tit-Bits, one." Louisville Courier-Journal.
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