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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
w Tarmers Jldopt
Jfsk Congressmen Tor Participation 7n
Benefits Of Tederal Tarm Loan Jfct
Jlnd Tor JJ Commission to Revise the
Land Caws Jlppfying to the territory
Section Of Kahului
Swept Out By Fire
(Continued from Page One.)
The Haiku Farmers'Associntion held
a special meeting last Wednesday and
passed certain resolut'ons ' lieh they
intended presenting to 1T Congress
men during their anticipated vsit to
Maul. One set had reference to legis
lation to provide loans to farmers of
Hawaii and the other the homestead
lng and land laws. These resolutions
will reach the Congressmen anyway
later on. The first one was as follows:
WANT FARM LOAN ACT
To the Visiting Congressmen:
Whereas, Fr.nners in the Territory
of Hawaii were excluded from partic
ipation in the benefits of the Federal
Farm Loan Act by Section 4 which
limits the application of the Act to
the "Contnenlal United States, ex
cluding Alaska", and
Whereas, In view of this, the farm
ers of the Territory endeavored to
secure the passage of a Territorial
Farm Loan Act at the 1917 session of
the legislature; which measure,
known as H. D. 24, was carefully
prepared and placed In the hands of
the members for their consideration
many weeks before the legislature
convened, was Introduced the first day
of the session, passed by the House
of Representatives in the face of
strong opposition from the financial
Interests by a vote of 19 to 6, but de
feated on the last day of the sess'on
by the same Interests in the Senate
by the narrow margin of one vote (8
to 7) ; and
Whereas, The farmers of the Ter
ritory are in no way different from
those in the "conUnnental United
States" as regards their need for a
farm loan act, being obliged by the
existing financial Institutions to bor
row when allowed to borrow at all
at rates of interest excessively
high (7 and higher, usually Srr),
and on terms wholly unsu'ted to a
farmer's ability to repay (demand
note) which place him In a degrad
ing posit'on at the mercy of the lend
Whereas, There now exists, and has
existed for many years 'In this Terri
tory, orderly conditions so that the
Federal Farm Loan Act could be put
Into effect here as readily as at any
other place In the United States; and
Whereas, There is even greater need
for it here, because of the acute need
here to build up a contented and
prosperous rural citizen population.
Therefore, be it
Resolved. That the Congressmen
now veiling in the Island be request
ed to use their -influence during the
coming session of Congress to have'
the Federal Farm Loan Act so amend
ed as to Include within its scope th'fl
Territory of Hawaii.
CHANGE THE LAND LAWS
Whereas, The subject of home
stead'jig, the land policy, and the
land laws of this Territory, is one of
the subjects of investigation by the
vis g Congressmen; and
When iis, It is a recognized fact that
some change in the land laws is neces
sary inasmuch as the present laws
have not accomplished the'r purpose
of securihg the peopling of the public
Whereas, An effort has been made
to secure from Congress such
changes in the land laws as would
prevent the people from requiring the
homestead'ng of public land and
would permit twenty year leases to
corporations without the clause for
withdrawing such land from lease for
homesteading, a change that this As
sociation believes is not In the right
Whereas, This Association Is
strongly In sympathy with the home
steading movement and desires to see
the public land properly homestead
ed and peopled; therefor be it
Resolved, That we request Congress
to cause to be made, by an impartial
federal commission, a thorough study
of the conditions in this Territory
with a view to formulating such
changes in the laws as will accomplish
genuine homesteading and the peo
pling of the public land with citizens,
The above resolutions were unani
mously passed at a special meet
ing of the Haiku Farmers' Associat'on
held at Haiku, Maui, T. H., November
FRANK H. PARTRIDGE,
J. F. O'BRIEN,
THE TWO ALLEGED
WILLS OF THE QUEEN
SUMMARY OF 1909 WILL.
No ment'ion is made of "Princess"
Theresa Wilcox Belliveau or her son
Bequests of valuable relics and
jewelry are made to the Bornice Pau
ahl Bishop museum, no mention of
the museum having been made in the
purported will of August 29, 1917.
The late John A. Dominis and
Joseph K. Aea are both mentioned;
but in the purported 1917 will only
the children of the late Mr. Dominis
are named as devisees.
Delegate Kuhio and wife are be
The children of the late David Ka
wananakoa are each bequeathed $500.
The rest and residue of property,
including real estate and fisheries, is
bequeathed to the trustees of the Lili
uokalani trust to be administered in
the deeds set forth in the trust.
The witnesses to this will were S.
M. Damon and Cecvl Brown.
Each page of the w!.ll is signed by
the queen, but the writing is faltering
and hardly readable.
SUMMARY OF 1917 WILL
Practically three-fourths of the es
tate is left to "Princess" Theresa
Owana Wilcox Belliveau; her son,
Robert Keoua Wilcox, and her daugh
ter, Virginia Wilcox. '
The will is signed on every page
with the word "Liliuokalani" in clear,
round, bold letters. The witnesses
are James M. Kealolia and Samuel K.
Washington Place, the late queen's
residence, is left to Robert K. Wilcox.
The will declares the trust deed of
1909 to be . of "no force and effect"
and having been obtained of the
queen "by misrepresentation " and
Valuable real estate and the resi
due of the estate Is left to "Princess"
Virginia Wilcox is left valuable sea
fisheries, real estate, $5000 and valu
able relics, and the queen's Waikikl
Delegate Jonah K. Kalanianaole is
Col. Curtis P. Iaukea Is bequeathed
road. When the motion picture boom
was at its highest it was remodelled
Into a theater. The building itself,
figuring on a basis of present prices
of lumber, together with the store
buildings which were burned, were
valued at $8,500, and the restaurant
buildvng on Puunui avenue, $1,500
Cottages, fences and incidental im
provements would add $1000 more
bringing the total building loss up to
about $11,000, upon which insurance
of $5,500 was carried. Two cottages
back of the Kagawa hotel shown in
the pVture were burned and a third
was chopped down by the firemen.
The theater, barber shop, the Yasbi
ma store and Apana store were In the
same building, with one front, the
theater running back to Puunui. ave
The los sof Mrs. Yashima on mer
chandise was about $6,000, on which
she carried $3,000 insurance. She
bad $2,000 more up to a couple of
months ago, when she discontinued
the policy on account of the expense
The loss of Apana, ranged between
$3,000 and $4,000 probably over the
latter figure if personal effects are
included. He carried $2,000. insur
The K. Machlda drug store, Includ
ing goods and equipment, lost around
$1,000. There was no Insurance.
The loss at the Ah Kip restaurant
was $2,000. Insurance, $1,000.
The theater's furniture, fixtures
and appliances, together with the
player piano, were worth about $4,000,
which does not include motion pic
ture films put out of commiss'on. On
this material there was Insurance of
In addition to all tlve there was a
loss of personal effects, which will
probably run up to $2,000. In one
living room $300 tn coin was melted
The total loss was, therefore, in
the neighborhood of $32,000, with to
tal insurance of $13,500.
A splend'd fight was put up by
members of the congregation of the
Kahului. Union church, assisted by
others, to save their buildings, which
were just across the street from the
Lyceum block, 'complete "success
crownng their efforts.
A new, larger theater, posBibly of
concrete and fire-proof, is being con
sidered and may be erected on the
site of the old picture house.
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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.
Dinner parties given special
Honolulu Wholesale Produce
ISSUED BY THE TERRITORIAL
Week ending November 17, 1917.
BUTTER AND EGG8.
Island, Butter, lb 55
Eggs, select, dozen 80
Eggs, No. 1, dozen 78
Eggs, Duck doz 65
Young Roosters, lb 45 to .47
Hens, lb 38 to .40
Turkeys, lb go
Ducks, Muse, lb 30 to .32
Ducks, Pekin, dozen 30 to .32
Ducks, Haw. doz 7.25
VEGETABLES AND PRODUCE.
Means, string, green 03
Beans, string, wax 04
Beans, Lima in pod 03 to .3
Beans, Maul, red 8.00 to 9.00
Beans, Calico 10.50 to 11.00
Beans, Small white .... 12.00 to 13.00
Peas, dry Is. cwt 8.00 to 9.00
Beets, doz. bunches 30
Carrots, doz. bunches .40
Cabbage, cwt 3.25 to 3.50
Corn, sweet, 100 ears.... 2.50 to 3.00
Corn, Haw. sm. yel 70.00 to 72.00
Corn, Haw. Ig. yel 65.00 to 68.00
Cucumbers, dozen 40 to .60
Rice, Jap. seed, cwt 6.2
Rice, Haw. seed, cwt 6.60
Peanuts, large, lb 10 to .12
Peanuts sm. lb None
Green Peppers, bell 06 to .08
Green Peppers, chili 05
Potatoes, Is. Irish None
Potatoes, Sweet 90 to 1.00
Potatoes, sweet red 1.00 to 1.10
Taro, cwt 1.50 to 2.00
Taro, bunch 15
Tomatoes 04 to .0
Green peas, lb None
Pumpkins, lb 02 to .03
Bananas, Chinese, bunch.. .20 to .40
Bananas, Cooking, 1.00 to 1.25
Figs, 100 1.00
Grapes, Isabella, lb 07 to .08
Limes, 100 70 to .80
Pineapples, cwt 1.50
Papaias, lb 01 to .02
Haw. Oranges, 100 1.00 to 1.25
Beef, cattle, and sheep are not
bought at live weight They are
slaughtered and paid for on a dressed
Hogs, up to 150 pounds. No. 1. .. .17
Beef, lb , .15 to .16
Veal, lb 15 to .16
Mutton, lb 18 to .19
Pork, lb 19 to .22
HIDE3, Wet Salted.
Steer, No. 1 lb 18
Steer, No. 2, lb H
Steer, Hair slip, 1
Kips, lb 18
Goat, white 20 to .31
The following are prices on fee f,
Corn, sm. yel. ton 82.50
Corn, lg. yel., ton 75.00 to 80.00
Corn, cracked, ton 77.00 to 85.00
Bran, ton 52.00 to 52.50
Barley, ton 58.00
Scratch food, ton 86.00 to 87.00
Oats, ton 63.00 to 64.00
Wheat, ton 85.00 to 87.00
Middl'.ng, ton 65.00
Hay, wheat, ton 38.00 to 44.00
Hay, alfalfa, ton 38.00 to 39.00
We built this 24 wheel
car for Uncle Sam.
We build 4 wheel cars equally well.
316 Hawn. Trust Blc'g., Honolulu.
C. B. GAGE
IS COMING TO
Lit us prcve it to you.
MAGOR CAR CORPORATION,
C. 1$. GAGE, Representative.
The man or woman who
knows the satisfaction in fit
and genuine leather quality
give has something to be
decidedly thankful for in
these days of shoe uncertain
ties. For shoe certainty, wear
We can fit you by mail.
Regal Shoe Store
MORRIS & COMPANY'S
EVERY CAN GUARANTEED
Quotations Submitted Upon Request
GONSALVES & CO., LTD.
AGENTS FOR HAWAII
74 Queen Street :: :: HONOLULU
1917 Indian Motorcycles-Honolulu Prices
Powerplua twin cylinder, cradle $295.00
spring frame, 3 speed model.
Develops 15 to 18 horsepower
on dynamometer teat
Powerplus twin cylinder, cradl. $335.00
spring frame, 3 speed model,
with complete electric
equipment including amme
ter. Develops 15 to 18 horse
power on dynamometer test
Improved side car with adjust- $100.00
Standard delivery van with ad- $100.00
Justable axle, body dimem
justable axle, body dimen
sions 40" long, 21" wide, 21"
high, metal cover with latch.
$130.00 cash and
$145.00 cash and
ments of $25.
$110.00 $50.00 eash and
s 1 z monthly
payments o f
$110.00 $50.00 cash and
a 1 x monthly
payments o f
E. O. HALL & SON, LIMITED
DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII
Pelton Water Wheel Co.
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
MADE OF TOUGH, THOUGH SOFT AND PLIABLE TAN
CALF LEATHER, WITH GENUINE OAK-TANNED SOLE
LEATHER SOLES AND HEELS. A REAL SHOE ALL
THE WAY THROUGH.
YOUR MAIL ORDER FILLED PROMPTLY WE
PAY THE POSTAGE.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
Plains in soft shades of Gray, Green and Brown.
Inlaids in many designs and colors.
Prints in beautiful desiims.
Linoleum Mats suitable for the bath and kitchen.
In sizes 18x3G ins. to 9x12 ft.
In sizes 6x6 ft., 6x8 ft., and
TWISTED, PLAIN MATTING
Large sizes at small prices.
Lewers & Cooke, Ltd.
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS
169-177 So. King Street : ; HONOLULU