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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
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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.

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