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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as Becond-clasa matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
FEBRUARY 2, 1917.
it were not true, generally speaking, that the advertiser in a news
haher acts value and iiood value for the money he spends, no amount
cf argument of personal persuasion of solicitors could avail to keep
newspaper advertising from dying out. bditor and I umishcr.
GERMANY'S SUBMARINE POLICY
Leaving out of account the question of which side started the war,
and also laying aside any consideration of charges of brutality or ruth
lessness, can any fault he found with Germany in her latest announc
ed intention to cripple her enemies by cutting off their food and other
supplies? Were England or France in the position of Germany today,
would they adopt any different course? Would America forebear to
make use of submarines if by so doing she believed she could swing
victory to her banners ?
It seems entirely possible that Germany's announced intention of
waging a relentless submarine warfare from now on will lead to a
break with the United States. There does not seem any way out of
it if we are to stand by our contention of the rights of neutrals on the
high seas. But it isn t hard to get the popular oerman view poini
to understand whv the German people applaud the latest announcement
Of course Germany has no right under international law to put a fence
around the ocean or to say where, or where not, ,or how many, or
when our ships shall go or come. But international law lias Had some
nrettv hard bunins lately, and not all of them at the hands of Germany,
either. Have we been running ships uninterruptedly to Germany for
the past few years? Not so you could notice it. England's blockading
fleet has taken care of that. And about the only diherence between
Germany's blockade and England's, is the means employed the object
sought to be attained is the same.
We do not believe that Germany's new submarine campaign should
in itself, be sufficient to cause a break in relations with this country.
The interference with our commerce, and even the sinking of our ships
in seeking to strike at others, should be a matter for settlement on
basis of property or business loss. But if Germany should adopt again
any of her early "f rightfulness" policy, such as marked the sinking of
the Eusitania, if she shows herself heartless in the matter of destroy
ing the lives of neutrals or noncombatants, then the United States should
Thus far the people of the United States have stood back of the
administration in its dealing with the European situation have exercis
ed a forebearance that we believe in the light of history will be held
nraiseworthv. Thev have refused to be stampeded, isut there is a
limit. It remains for future events to determine how near that limit
has been reached.
REGENERATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES
The Advertiser, in a recent editorial, points out the foolish short
siehtedness of a public utilities corporation which is willing to have its
affairs considered in secret session by a public commission. It was re
ferring to the examination of the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Comp
any by the Public Utilities Board, now going on. Naturally, as the Ho
nolulu writer points out, the public is certain to have the suspicion
strengthened that the company dares not show its boooks, and has been
able to bilk the utility board into helping it keep under cover.
In this connection it is interesting to reflect that it is no longer fash
ionable for public utilities concerns to be put out of harmony with their
patrons. Besides it doesn't pay. Railroad, express companies, telephone
trusts, street car syndicates all are leaning backwards in their effort to
walk straight. And many of them have, to a surprising degree, through
consideration and frank honesty and fair dealing, won the confidence
:nd friendship bf the people they serve.
We have one or two of these modern corporations here in the Is
lands. And also we have some of the old fashioned public-be-damned
kind at least the public persists in considering them in that class.
HAWAII AND THE CARPET-BAGGER
The Hilo public school is evidently fixing for a call-down from the
school departrnent. Not only are the Hilo pajiers publishing a great deal
of "unauthorized" matter concerning the schools these days, but out
siders are going into the schools and addressing the pupils 1 Maui's being
slapped on the wrist must have made little impression in Hilo.
While The Land Holds Out
Once again at the Besslons of the
coming legislature there will undoubt
edly be discussions and oratory re
garding the necessity of doing some
thing Xor the homesteads of the Ter
ritory ns well as distributing more
homesteads to those who have never
had one, or have sold those they man
aged to get to some plantation. This
homestead problem is hound to Inst
for several years yet, or as long as
there Is any public land leXt to give
away, to sell at a nominal price, or to
play politics with.
At present the principle of distrl
but'ng homesteads Is to make the
land go as far around as possible by
dividing it into small tracts. This
method defeats its purpose, for the
average homesteader finds that he
cannot make a living upon a compara
tively few acres of land, and only
with reasonable acreage when he can
grow cane and sell it to the nearest
plantation. To make homesteading
successful here the homesteads should
be made large enough to encourage
expert and energetic farmers to take
up the land and improve it.
For miles and milt s throughout
Southern California can be seen beau
tiful homes of families who have taken
up virgin land as homesteads, or
bought from the origin owner, aud
practiced Intensive farming or turned
their energy to orchards. The hornet
are a credit to any country and so arc
the American citizens who Inhabits
them. So In Hawani this beautiful
island should be dotted with comfort
able homes of well-to-do farmers, Inde
pendent In fortune and citizens of
standing in the community. But It
never will be on homesteads us now
distrubted. Hilo Tribune.
Senseless Secret Sessions
As a result of the dissatisfaction
over executive sessions of the public
utilities commission, there is a plan
on foot for amendment of the utilities
act bv the next legislature. The law
now provides that all "hearings"
shall be open to the public, but the
commission conveniently gets around
this by holding sessions which it says
are not "hearings". The commission
has restorted to these secret meetings
only recently when deal!ng with the
Inter-Island. The quite natural re
sult has been to breed a whole host
of rumors concerning the Inter-Island
financial operations Star-Bulletin.
On the Other Islands
"i r c '4 r t rv
School Survey Up To Legislature
Although the school department and
Governor Pinkham have not shown
any particular enthusiasm for the
school survey proposed by the College
Club, the women of this organization
have not let the matter drop, but pur
pose taking It before the coming legis
lature. The legislature will be asked
to adopt a resolution inviting the
government bureau to send Its experts
to Hawaii as soon as partlcable, and
to provide for the cost of such survey.
Mainland Poloists May Come
Walter Dillingham has received a
letter from John D. Miller, of Pasa
dena inquiring If accommodations can
be provided for 40 or 50 polo ponies
and seaside cottages for a few coast
players, sometime in August. He
stated that the Midwick Country Club
team is planning to take part in the
Hawaiian tournament this year.
Another Carpetbagger Coming
Joseph P. Poindexter, of Montana,
was on last Saturday nomiated by
President Wilson to the position of
federal judge to succeed Judge C. E.
demons, resigned. Poindexter was
formerly attorney general of Montana,
but little is known of him here. His
nomination came as a big surprise to
local attorneys. The bar association
had endorsed, and expected the ap
pointment of District Attorney S. C.
Iluber for the place.
FINED FOR DYNAMITING FISH
Frank Carreira, after trial in the
Mukawao District court on Tuesday,
on charge of dynamiting fish, was
fined S0 by District Magistrate Anjo.
Pilipill and Ben Kahale, who were
implicated with Carreira were given
suspended sentences of 13 months.
It was shown that their part In the
'Jlegal angling was to swim out and
bring in the fish killed by1 Carreira.
The arrests were made a week ago at
Kuau, near Paia.
Entered Of Records
No Boycott On Pines
Hawaiian pineapple is attracting a
great deal of attention in that section
of the globe known colloquially as
"down under" to-wit, the Australian
colonies. Advertisements and news
articles extolling favor of the Haw
aiian nine are appearing frequently.
The reported boycott on American
goods down In the colonies obviously
does not extend to pineapples Star-
Two more carpet-baggers. Well, we can at least adopt Pollyanna's
philosophy and be glad it isn't a dozen. Perhaps it's too much to expect
that such rich patronage pie as a federal judgeship and a Honolulu
postmastership should be neglected when so many deserving democrats
on the mainland are suffering. Still it might have been expected that a
democratic administration, with memories still green of the South's
carpet-bag experiences, would be inclined to apply the golden rule
towards Hawaii, at least to the extent of giving decent consideration to
Of course Hawaii has drawn a few mighty fine permanent citizens
over the pie counter, but that was more luck than anything else. Ha
waii got a grip on them that even the lure of the public feeding trough
couldn't break. Most generally we have been blessed with professional
job hunters of the Jeff McCarn type, who left an Old Rose behind
when they came. They have either considered their jobs as simply
jobs, and have accomplished little for the Islands, or else they have
come as crusaders with a mission and left nothing behind when they
left but a bad taste.
It isn't that Hawaii doesn't want to welcome newcomers, but that
she dislikes to share their affection with a cow left somewhere back in
Tennessee or Missouri.
Perhaps the scientists who are quarreling over the location of an
astronomical observatory on Oahu realized what Maui has to offer, they
would drop their little pleasantries and get together for a real, world-
beating, star inspecting plant. With Haleakala rearing 10,000 feet into
thin air, and generally well above the cloud belt, and at the same time
more accessible than Mt. Lowe or Mt. Wilson, there doesn't really seem
to be any room for choice in the matter.
Once more President Wilson has vetoed the federal immigration
bill passed by the Congress, and presumably for the same reason that
he did so before on account of the literacy test which it carried.
President Taft also vetoed the bill on the same grounds. The President's
course will be approved by fair minded people who know that a man
may not be able to read and still be a desirable neighbor.
It is doubtful if any one proposition ever brought forward is of
such real value to Honolulu as is Harbor Commissioner Wakefield's
plan for a promenade walk along the entire length of Waikiki Beach.
f Honolulu is to maintain her reputation as a watering place the making
available of all the beach is imperative; and any amount of money spent
towards that end would be money well sent.
I believe in legislation on a moral question in most any way that
it is necessary for you to get it through. Dr. IVadman, in prohibition
hearing before House committee on territories.
You notice, do you not, how the
Democratic party sticks by its plat
form principle of naming residents of
Hawaii for public otnee here.' so ao
we not. Star-Bulletin.
Tennis Court Needs
Money To Finish It
Wailuku Folk To Be Asked For Neces
sary $250 Alexander House Mem
bership Campaign On
Don't be surprised if you are held
up by a pretty girl or active boy dur
ing the next week or two, with the
reauest for 110 or more. Moreover
you ought to come to come across.
The ten-spot(or more) will get you
a membership (unless they refuse
your money) iu the Alexander House
Settlement Association, Ltd.
That is one of the objects of the
campaign which has just been Inaugu
rated by the Settlement to get every
body possible interested and a mem
ber of the association.
The second object is to raise 1250
as soon as possible in order to finish
the new tennis courts of the Settle
mont. These courts an oiled court
aud a grass court, have been built on
land bought for the purpose by up
country friends of the associat'on
They have cost 11200. Fences, back
stops, water piping, and a little grad
ing remain to be done before Wailuku
people may use the courts.
Inasmuch as Wailuku people have
paid nothing towards the splendid
new grounds, and will have free use
of them when Umiihed. Head Work
er Mathews believes that if is not
unreasonable to ask for $250 needed,
right here at home.
Big Ball To Be Held
The Settlement this week decided
to hold an elaborate ball on Saturday,
February 24. It ts Intended to make
this one of the most brilliant social
events of the season. It will also be
the last important affair before lent
The proceeds will be devoted to the
tennis court fund.
STEVENSON At the Kapiolanl Mat
ernity Home, Honolulu, on January
29, to Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Stevenson,
of Hilo, a daughter.
: CASH :
in orderhm shoes from our large
nter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account ivith us. It
will be well to do so now.
We havea large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS1 SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
Mrs. K. Kauhaahaa & HSB. to S. Tana-
ka; int in R P 5995 Kul 2654,Waihee
Maui, Jan 6, 1917. 40.
Geo. K. Kaholokal & WF to S. Tana-
ka; int in R P 5995 Kul 2654, Wai
hee, Maui, Jan. 6, 1917. $40.
Emilia C. Marino & HSB to Mrs. Cas-
simira A Drummond, int in pes
land, Hana, Maui. Jan. 12. 1917 $250.
Dora Kaaimoku to John M. Medeiros
int in Lots 14 and 15 Hamakuapoko
Hui Lands, Paia, Maui. Jan. 9 1917.
Antone De Freitas to Manuel F. Cai-
res et al 2 A land Pauwela, Haiku
uka, Maulu Jan. 16, 1917. 1600.
Antonio P Sardinha to Manuel P. Sar-
dinha. 3 pes land, Pauwela, Maui,
Jan. 19, 1917. 1. etc.
Nul Ikaaka to Mrs. Lei Awana, int. in
Grs 2641 and 2930 Honokalani etc.
Hana, Maul, Sept. 18, 1916. $1.
Willvam L. Hardy to Howard E. Pala-
kiko, int. in por. Gr. 634 Ap. 2, Hana
Maui, Sept. 20, 1916. 500.
P. J. Goodness &WF. to Achuna Aklna
41-100 A land, Papobaku, Maul Jan
18, 1917, 11000.
Achuna Akina to Peruvian J. Good'
ness int in pc land, Kapapohaku,
Wailuku, Maui, Jan. 17, 1917.11000.
George Copp &WF to Ira W. Newton,
8 A of Gr. 1208 Waiakoa, Maui Maui
Mar. 31, 1916, 400.
Ellen K. Miller & HSB. to Patrick
Cockett; int. in pes. land. Walkapu,
Maui, July 6, 1916, fioo.
Frank C. Sylva &WF et. als to Wal
kapu Agrctl. Co., Ltd., int In pes
land, Walkapu, Maul, Dec. 30, 1916.
Zelle R. Cockett &HSB. to H. Streu-
beck Kul. 420 Owa, Wailuku, Maui
Dec. 30, 1916. 11200.
Hat tie Maule to Joaquin Garcia, 47-100
A land, Waihee, Maul, Jan. 1917, $1
E. W. Kawa'aea &WF. to Dollie Keike
int in pc land Kaupo, Maul, Dec. 11,
Ernest N. Parker to Margaret N.
Field to purchase for 11000 int. in
pc land High St. Wailuku, Maui,
Sept. 11, 1916, 25.
Eva K. Woods to Margaret N. Field
to purchase for 1000 Int In pc land
High St. Wailuku, Maui, Sept. 12,
Helen U. Widemann to Margaret It.
Filed, to purchase for 11000 int. in
pc land, High St. Wailuku. Maui,
Sept. 26, 1916. $25.
Power of Attorney
L. Apana to Yoke Lau Apana, Special
powers, Maui, Jan. 18, 1917.
Valley Isle Theater, Ltd., Adv. Island
Electric Co., int in leasehold, bldgs
fixtures etc, Market St. Wailuku
Maui, Jan. 20, 1917, $189.
Bills of Sale
Tam Pong to Yoke Lau Apana 2-3 int
in L. Apana Store, Kahului, Maul.
Jan. 15, 1917, $1.
Charles Achuna to Maul Agrictl. Co.,
Lot 17 Hamakuapoko Hui, Hama
kuapoko.Maui, Dec. 16, 1916, 10 yrs.
$47.20 per an.
First National Bank of Wailuku to
Frederick G Krauss, int In Right of
purchase lease on Lot 3 & horses,
wagons, harness, Implements, crops
&e, Pauwela, Maul, Dec. 7, 1917.
First National Bank of Wailuku to
Frederick G. Krauss Lot 2 Gr. 6257
& int in right of purchase lease on
Lot 3 & horses, wagons, imple
kualoa, Maui Dec. 7, 1917, 14000.
MATSON NAVIGATION CO.
26$ market Street, San Tranche, California.
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER
December, 1916 January, 1917 February, 1917
...rr. Leave Arrive Leave Arrive
STEAMER Voyage 8 p Honolulu Honolulu 8. F.
Lurline 104 Dec. 5 Dec. 12 Dec. 19 Dec. 26
Wllhelmina 90 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 Dec. 27 Jan. 2
Manoa ... 37 Dec. 19 Dec. 26 Jan. 2 Jan. 9
Matsonia 39 Dec. 27 Jan. 2 Jan. 10 Jan. 16
Lurline 105 Jan. 2 Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 23
Wilhelmina 91 Jan. 10 Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30
Manoa 38 Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 6
Matsonia 40 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 7 Feb. 13
Lurline 106 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20"
Wilhelmina 92 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 21 Feb. 27
Manoa 39 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6
Matsonia 41 Feb. 21 Feb. 27 Mar. 7 Mar. 13
Lurline 107 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20
PORTS OF CALL.
S. B. Matsonia )
S. S. Wilhelmina To H"1"1" n1 H11-
1'. 8. Lurline! ! ! ! ( To IIonolu,u Kahului.
S. S. Lurline Carries Livestock to Honolulu and Kahului.
8UBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Uime dable3(ahului Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect June 4th, 1913.
TOWAKDS WAILUKU TOWARDS HAIKU
9 7 5 S i ,i,U,e Distanc' 2 it S 19
Mil" STATIONS Mll, A-M' - -;,
5 33 3 3 I 25 8 42 6 35 A..Wailuku..L 6 40 8 50 1 30 3 35 5 38
523320115830625 5-3 L A o 65090014034554s
520317 827 12.0 A JL 3-3 652 142347
5 10 3 07 8 17 L.. gpredt. ..A 7 02 I 52 3 57
509305 815 8-4 A!'. ""ille Tl 6 9 703 15J358...,.
5 00 2 55 8 05 L ..A 9.8 7 5 2 05I4 10
58 2 53 8 03 A .X 7 i7 a 0? L ,2
4 52 J 47 7 57 L" Hams- "A 7 H a M 4 9
, , 3.4 A"kupoko "T II. 9
4 Si a 46 7 56 A- -L 7 25 2 15I4 ao
4 45 2 4o 7 5 L- -A 7 33 2 23(4 28
I 4 ..Pauwela..
4 44 3 7 49 A -J- 7 35 2 25 4 30
440235 745 o L Haiku ..A 15.3 740 2 30,4 35
1. All trains daily except Sundays.
1. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sundays,
C . A w. ...... I ( . t- .. 1. . . 1 . . 1 . r . r ...
k w.uu m. in., miiuj ft. xvauuiui 11 e.oo a. m., lou connecting vllB
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
S. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, ad 75 poumls on each halt ticket, nkea
baggage is in charge of and on the same train as the holder of the UekeL
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will be
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Passenger Tarlf L C. O.
No. I, or inquire at any of the Depots.
York Manufacturing Co.
LARGEST MAKERS OF ICE-MAKING
MACHINERY IN THE WORLD
ICE MACHINES, REFRIGERATING PLANTS
FOR HOTELS AND PLANTATIONS.
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