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1 1 U y vbAUA If you wish Prosperity Advertise in the News What is Best for Maui is Best for the News VOLUME XIX WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, D1SOEMBBR 14, 1912. NUAIHKK 44 PROPOSAL TO BUILD HOTEL ON SLOPE OF HALEAKALA "Promotion Wood" Writes To Maui Chamber of Commerce Would Have Association Underwrite $50,000 Committee Will Look Into Matter. At tltc meeting of the Maui Cham ber of Commerce that was held last Wednesday, an important letter, bearing on the scheme to establish a Hotel on the side of Halcakala, was read. The communication was from II. P. Wood, of the Hawaiian Pro motion Committee, and J. N. S. Williams presented it to the meeting. Mr. Wood's scheme is to have the Maui Chamber of Commerce under wit ,t Riim of S50.000 which would be devoted to erecting a fine hotel at about the four thousand feet eleva tion on the mountain. The hotel would, be a large, roomy house, and wide lanais would surround the structure. Then, on the summit of Halcakala, a largu rest house would bo erected and comfortable beds would make the tourist.i forget the cold snap in tlie air. Mr. Wood nrovided figures to show what the cost and probable re ceipts from the hotel would be. All owing 15,000 for expenses during the first year, Wood figures that the in'come would bo sufficient to pay the interest on the sum invested and leave some t housands of dollars to set aside as a Binkiug fund. Folio wihg the reading of the letter, there was a general discussion of the proposal, and the sense of the meet ing appeared to bo that a committee should be appointed to go into the matter. This was done and Chair man F. F. Baldwin named Hugh Howell, W. IL Field, J."N. S. Wil Hams and W. O. Aiken. Mr. Bald win will also bo on the committee The matter of a hotel at Kahului also came up. and the letter of Mr. Wood touched on the subject. Wood claimed that a hotel for thcaccomo dation of tourists is badly needed and that something should bo done regarding the housing of vistors to Kahului. The same committee that will take up the Halcakala affair will look into the possibilities as regards Kahului. It was thought that a branch of one of the Wailuku hotels miuht Day, if established at Ka hului. The matter will be looked into and, although it is thought by some people that the time is not ripe for any such scheme as the Halcakala proposition, it will come about, sometime, and that any investiga tions made at the present time would all bo valuable in the future. Build Yacht For Big Race liana Man Suggests Tempting position Evervbody To Have Chance. Pro- Schools Are Talked About Members of Chamber of Commerce Are Interested Pogue Explaius Matters. Eine Porkers On Molokai Berkshire Pigs Doing well Ana Turning Corn Into Bacon Growing Industry. Howard Bowen, of the firm of Vincent Bowen, Pukop, Mololcai, was a visitor to Wailuku during the week. He came via Honolulu, and the visit was partly for pleasure and for business. Mr. Bowen is well known on Maui, and he met many friends while in Wailuku. The firm of Vincent Bowen is in the big raising business, and their rancli atPukoo is gradully assuming the look of a big mainland concern of the same kind. Only pigs with a pedigree aro allowed space at the ranch, and some of tho best' Berk shiro sows and boars are to bo seen roaming tho paddocks. The ranch is subdivided and tho greatest caro is taken in tho segre gating of the' different classes of miza. Some of tho yearling sows have caused a sensation when ship ped to Honolulu, ami top prices .have been paid for tho porkers. Tho ranchers raise their own few: and their cultivation paddocks aro beinir added to every month. Corn is ono of tho standby feeds, and ground algaroba bean is also given in a well balanced ration. Tho ro- Bult when shown in pork is grati , fying to tho ranchers. Alfalfa is raised also on tho ranch and a more contented lot of pigs than those belonging to Vincent Bowen Co. would bo hard to find. Tho business is growing larger every day, and tho firm expects to havo many thousands of pigs in the near future. Meyer Gets Fine Address Manager Meyer, of the Maui Wino & Liquor Company, was a very surprised man th other day when a beautifully illuminated ad dress was presented him. Tho address was from the stock holders of the company, aim was a token of tho esteem in which Man agcr Meyer is held. Mr. Meyer was almost overcome when tho un expected honor was conferred on li m. lie replied as well as he could to the good wishes of tho donors, and thanked them from the liottom of his heart for tho beauti ful address. The illumination was done by W. F. Kaae, who- is an ac knowledged artist at that kind of work. I r Bank Teller Is Leaving There is to be another change in the First National Bank of Wailuku. Mr. Harold S. Sussman has resigned his position bb teller in tho bank and is going to. probably, settle in Honolulu. Mr. Sussman ha? been in Wai luku some months, and he has made many friends, who all wish him success in what, ever walk of life ho goes in for. It is not known who will succeed Mr. sussman at tlio bans, out it is expected that Manager Lujkin, who is now on tho Coast, will securo man in San Francisco. HANA, Dec. 12. Wo learn of another Yacht llace in tho near future. Wo also learn that our genial friend, anil good sport, Sam Parker, would bo willing to put up S2o,000 to make the deal a go. We would suggest that tho proper way to go about the building of tho new yacht would bo as follows: . Issue stock for tho amount it would take to carry this next race to a finish. If, say, wo would re quire 850,000 make it 10,000 shares at 85 per share. If S1U0.000 is required, make it 820,000 shares, all shares to bo put on sale amongst the leaders of h.cal sportdomo; school teachers and their pupils also to take stock in tho concern at 85 per share. After the race has been run and won, the yacht will go to the one that holds the lucky num ber. In this way everybody would have a look in and no ono Would regret loosing, because ho could, at east, say that his donation went to help boost Hawaii and, for his dona tion of five dollais, ho got a chance at least. Ulubs of all kintls would spring into existence and fifty tots could put in 10 cents each and, perhaps have tho pleasure of owning a yacht 1 What would they do with it? Why sell it, of course, to the man who would need a good boat. Per haps it would fall into the hands of a poor Hawaiian Fishing Hui which in turn, could make good uso of the boat. On tho other hand it might fall into the hands qf ono of the local churches which could put this boat into service as a Missionary Packet, like the Morning Star," and could' uso her on a cruise throughout the south seas. If wo aro to build a boat wo must build with the intention of winning tho race. Perhaps this may sound a little too much like a game of chance well, to be public spirited tho chance" part of it could bo mentioned in a whisper. The main tiling is to get together and put up the dough and make a go of it. Tho Honorable and genial Sam will per haps, have the samo chanco with his S25.000 as Sam Hop with his five arid, when it comes to a show down they will both bo good losers because it is for the sport of the thing that they throw in their money to boost Hawaii. Wo country folks would all come in and take shares in a proposition of this kind. Some folks may say Tho rain during tho week did a lot of good and tho cool breezes freshened up everybody. Mail orders for Kodak9 and photo supplies promptly filled by Hono lulu Photo Supply Co. it is a gamble and would throw up their hands m holy horror of such a proposition, but at tho same time they do not object to dabbling in sugar stocks and taking a chanco Bevins Now In Wailuku Mr. E. It. Bevins, attorney at law, has opened his office in Wai luku, and ho will in future practise his profession in this town. Mr. Bevins has been located on Maui for some time, and has been prac tising law at Kahului. The office formorly occupied by the latp J. M. Vivas has been alter ed and renovated for Mr. Bevins. There should bo a good opening for a lawyer of Mr. Bevins' standing, and he will no doubt get plenty of cases to attend to. Besides tho Halcakala hotel matter icre were several other lnieresiing affairs spoken of at tho regular meet- ng of tho Maui Chamber of Com merce last Wednesday. One of these was tho question of school buildings The matter was brought up by Mr. Pogue, who pointed out that a sum of at least $100,000 will be needed erect new schools, teachers' cottages, and to furnish same. Poguo said that something should bo done to inform the legislators from Maui as to what is expected from them. 'There is no .use in letting tho son -tors and representatives go down to Honolulu not knowing what we on Maui need. Thc.ro should be a committco to draftth&bills we want, and to send copies of samo to our representatives in both houses," do clarcd Poguo. The Chamber saw tho force of tho dea and at once tho chairman appointed a committee of three Messrs Poguo, Bevins and Case, to atteud to the matter. Theso three Gentlemen will keen in touch with the Maui representatives, and will inform thorn as to what measures tho people of this island wish to have introduced. As soon as the discussion aoout the legislators was concluded, Super vising Principal Copeland, of Wai luku, got up arid said that ho wished to make a few remarks nbout school buildings. I think," heasscrtcd, "that the men who havo to uso tho scluol and who aro in close touch with tho whole proposition should bo allowed to make suggestions as to the plans for the new schools. Tho Wailuku School is unfitted for tho purpose it is intended for, and additional room has to bo provided at once. There is not a single room in the building that is suitable for tho purpose in tended. I saw tho architect, Mr Newcombe, after tho structuro was completed, and ho declared that ho did not oven know to what uso tho building was to bo put." This statement caused some sur prise and tho chairman asked Mr Copeland as to what suggestions ho had to make. Mr. Copeland saw that many costly mistakes could bo avoided the school inspectors could seo tho plans for new schools, and discuss tho wholo proposition with the architect. Tho chairman said that thoarchit ect might not caro to have any orders from people who did not employ him. Tho architect worked for the Education Department and was re sponsible to that body. Mr. Poguo then arose and ex plained that now, and for all time to como, tho question of school buildings would be in tho, hands of 10 Ijoan Fund Commissioners. Tho commissioners seo an plans ana make any suggestions that they think fit. It would bo an easy matter for the school inspectors to consult with tho commissioners and that was exactly what tho commissioners wanted. "After tho plans aro finally decided upon ihoy aro forwarded to tho Superintendent of Public Works;?' concluded Pogue. This statement mado thing3 clear to the members and tho matter was dropped. WHY NOT CHRISTMAS TREE OR STOCKING FOR MAUI? Honolulu Man Suggests That "Good Fellows" of This Island Help Out In Matter Ex-Bank Clerk Chong Not 4s Good As Thought. Special Correspondence. HONOLULU, Dec. 12. I .take it that Maui, not having been at any timo blessed by visits from some wealthy mining men from tho Western part of tho United States, knows not tho joys and sorrows of a malihini Christmas tree unders tanding, of course, that it was a man from Nevada who first planted hero. And if your people would deprive themselves of tho part of the pleas ure which sometimes leaves regrets, they will not begin on a tree of this sort of their own making. The first tree hero was a novelty and couso quently a surprise and after that it became, and is, as great an opportunity for tho impecunious as it is a source of pleasure to tho really poor. It is not difficult to find on Christmas morning families of Chinese who get a hand out from tho.malihini and then go to tho re gular church affairs and double up on tho offerings. What is true of Chinese is as true of people of other nationalities and aside from tho pleasure the tree may bring to the really poor and deserving there is little to it. When I look upon tho people who hang at the foot of the tree for two or three hours, believ ing they aro objects of charity, I cannot hut think of tho blessings which annoxation brought tho is lands. Twenty years ago tho only beggars you would meet were the indigent alien's who hung around the consulates and they were few indeed. Now one has only to go into Kakaako, or Palatini or nearly any other part of the city whore tho improvident live to find misery and squalor. "GOOD PELLOWB." But I have gotten off tho path I started in to beat. I saw in a news paper published back in Chicago U. S. A. a little reminder toHhc "good fellows" who a year or two before had sent their names b tho news paper office, it was tho Tribune, I think, with an intimation that they wore willing to take something to a poor family so that tho kiddies, who would otherwise not bo in the running, would find something in their stocking Christmas morning. Tho newspaper was to furnish tho addresses. From tho seed planted at the first Christmas has grown a smirch party aluost beyond num bers so there aro few of the children Continued on page 5. Maui Man In Very Bad Fix There is a funny story going tho rounds about a Maui man. The yarn started in Honolulu and it goes like this: A well known Maui man visited Honolulu this week. IIo put up at the Young Hotel. His room was situated about half way between tho ollico and tho King street end of tho building. Returning at midnight, the Maui man, finding the heat severe, re moved all his clothing and lay out- sid all tho bed clothing. The light from tho transom ovor his bedroom door annoyed tho visitor, and at about 0110 o'clock ho decided to shut down the top and keep the light out. Carefully opening his door, tho visitor peered up and down tho long 'corridor and seeing nobody about, slipped into tho hall way and, reaching up, shut tho transom. At that uistant his door banged tol Then there was a seated man from Maui. Garbed as Adam, and lock ed out of his room 1 A wild dash along tho corridor to a bath room then ensued. There happened to bo no towels in that place, and tho situation became awful. However, an attempt was mado to uso the bath t'lb for a bed, but it was not too comfortable. Toward dawn tho Maui man, feeling, des- parate, dashed into the hall and sprinted to a room ho happened to remember a friend occupied. The friend was awakoned by the hammering on tho door and then the Maui man was rescued. Pyjamas next t'nnol Bad Drought Now Ended Although tho ranchers of Maui havo gone through ono of tho worst droughts of years, the loss of cattle has not been very great. Careful hording, and changing from ono paddock to another, has minimised the loss, and now that the rain has come at last, the prospects aro bright for a good now year. It is said that Halcakala Ranch lost less than three hundred head of cattle. That is a good record, con sidering tho nuinberof cattle carried, and tho bad drought that worried everybody on tho side of tho moun tain. The Kula district had a bad doing and the end has not yet come. Tho pipe lino helped out a lot, but only for domestic purposes. Rain is badly needed, and many people havo be come very discouraged as regards the raising of crops. Much trust is being shown in tho new variety of of corn introduced by Marketing Superintendent Starrett, and tho hopes ot tho small larmers are now centered in tho cofn that is said to mature in ninety days. Work is being rushed on tho Haiku extension and tho railroad will soon bo ready for work. Tho Maui Theatro is doing good business every night, and tho "S it. u. ' sign lias to bo shown on Saturday evenings. Students To Perform Here On Saturday, December 28, Maui people will bo given a chanco to see tho students of tho College of Ha waii in their very successful play "The Revolving Wedge." Arrange ments havo been made to havo tho play produced at the Paia Orphoum. Tho Honolulu press accounts of me production aro very nivoraoie, and tho theatre goers of Maui aro evidently in for a treat. Further announcements will bo mado next week in this paper.