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County Agent's Report
On Local Conditions
THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918.
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The Position Of Maul
. As published In the Star-Bulletin
extra yesterday, Maui businessmen
have declared for territory-wide pro
hibition. They are fully alive to the
disadvantages of the. "dry Oahu"
measure so far as other islands are
concerned, and they are also fully
alive to the need of saving the food
stuffs which now go into the manufac
ture of booze in the islands. Maui
does not want to become the dump
ing ground for Honolulu's "wine
bums" nor does Maul want raw mate
rials made up into intoxicants when
they might be made up into food.
The action of the Maui men is very
much to the point and will have its
effect in making certain the passage
of the Kuhio-Sliafroth bill in Con
gress. Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
The New German Empire
Germany's new peace terms to
Russia involving as they do the sur
render of still more territory, the dis
bandment of Russia's army, and the
conduct of her trade under the direc
tion of Germany, show most conclu
sively the nature of these terms.
Whnt there is left of sovereignty, in
dependence, or even nationality for
Russia. She must divest herself of
troops, lands, and the control of her
own trade. When a nation has done
this, how much is there left of it?
The consequences must be faced.
Russia is gone; she is dead, wiped
out. The great empire which for two
centuries has filled the imagination
of statesmen, towering there in the
north with a hugeness which they
mistook for menace, is obliterated as
completely as was her little brother,
Serbia. More completely; for Ser
bia's destruction was only military,
morally Bhe is not destroyed at all,
and her future has hope in it. But
Russia was first corrupted, then dis
integrated; and the military aspect
of her disappearance is the least im
portant of all.
This vast accretion of Hun power
makes far more formidable than she
was in 1914, when she invaded Bel
gium, and far more formidable than
she has been at any time since. If the
war ends leaving her in possession
of this great empire, which under her
management will become what the
old inefficient Russia never really
was a menace to the peace of the
world then the democracies will live
under the shadow of a danger far
greater than that under which they
lived unknowingly while she made
her preparations to assail them in the
years before 1914. Hawaii Post
Herald. Buck Up: Use Your Reason
Yesterday, when the news des
patches were published announcing a
retirement of the British on one part
of their line, many Honolulans evi
denced a sinking of the heart and
went around throughout the afternoon
with a long-drooping lower Hp.
"My God! have you heard about
that German gun that shoots sixty
two miles?" moaned one.
One would have supposed that these
people had never before heard that
the Germans have an army that can
fight. One would have supposed that
the bending of the British line meant
complete and 'overwhelming disaster.
Use your reason! What is happen
ing on that ghastly fifty miles of Brit
ish front is exactly what the British
and the other. Entente strategists
knew would happen when the Ger
mans launched their great offensive.
They were prepared for it. They
were prepared to yield ground at
those points where the German gun
concentration made it folly to at
tempt to hold.
It is a certainty that for every Brit
ish soldier killed, wounded or cap
turedand there are many, many
thousands of such, because this is a
killing game there are three, four or
five Huns killed, wounded or captur
ed. And this is how the British are
winning this battle. They are giving
ground, but exacting a price for it
that even the blood prodigals of Ber
lin cannot afford to pay.
The brigades of General Haig may
fall back many miles and yet emerge
the victors in the greatest battle or
all times. That they will fall back
still more is very probable. It has
been planned for. That they will
emerge victors is as certain as any
thing can be in war, where all is un
certain. A few thousand prisoners
more or less is Immaterial. Guns
will be lost and positions will be
abandoned. But the British bulldogs
will hold their line and will "come
That long-range gun. What good
is it? It may kill a hundred or more
people in Paris, tearing women to
bloody shreds and transforming chil
dren, into disembowelled corpses, but
to what military advantage to Ger
many? It is no more effective than
an aeroplane and not one half as
satisfactory to use, because the avia
tor, at least, can see the damage he
is doing and the men operating this
reported gun can only fire blindly,
ignorant of the effect of their shots.
They are making good use of this
weapon, .however, if it is going to
frighten timid ones as far away from
the carnage as Honolulu, who magnify
tha silly achievement and permit
their apprehensions to shrivel their
own hearts in fear. This is exactly
what the Huns expect and desire.
They want to put the fear of the
Kaiser .into Americans and we are
playing their game when we allow the
news of a new form of ruthlessness
to drive away reason.
Buck up! Show your faith in the
American slogan that right will pre
minht nmihie vour wheal
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savings. Double your Thrift Stamp
purchase. Dig into your capuai
purchase Liberty Bonds. Don t lot
u i rnMut hink that we
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are of the breed that they or all their
armies can e.ena cowering io
-. n.itit.v. allien are winning to
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day on the Picardy front and the
piles of German dead winnowing the
battlefield prove U. Auveru&i-i w
"We're With You"
Weinzheinier, in his letter read at
the meeting of the Tioneer stock
holders yesterday, says that his
sympathies, before the American de
claration of war, were with Germany
just as the sympathies of naturalized
Britishers were with England, a com
parison that local Britishers are very
likely to resent.
There Is no means whereby the
sympathy of anyone, British or oth
erwise, with the Entente and its
honorable warfare, can be compared
with the sympathy of others for
Germany, her lies, hor atrocities, her
wanton murders and her sneaking
treachery to this country. As well
attempt to compare honor with filth.
It is a certain that British-Americans
would not be sympathizing with
the cause of Britain if her cause had
been tainted from the conception
with trenchery and dishonored by the
split blood of women and babes.
"We're with you," cabled President
Wilson, in the name of true Ameri
cans, to General Haig yesterday, and
he could never have said it if there
were the slightest idea that British
residents in the United States, natur
alized or not naturalized, were before
the American declaration scheming
to subvert American institutions and
plotting to overturn American insti
tutions. "We're with you" says the Presi
dent, and it would not hurt any if
Americans In Honolulu would make
it plain to the Britishers of this com
munity that they likewise realize the
fact that American and Brush have
clasped hands in a reunion of brother
hood, with each prepared to resent
such imputations as is contained in
Weinzheimcr'B suggestion that Brit
ish and Germans were in any respect
in the same boat before America's
break with the Huns. Advertiser
There are a few facts pertinent to
the times that should not be over
looked or forgotten for an Instant.
The five states of Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia
should raise foodstuffs enough to
feed the entire population of the Uni
ted States, or 110,000,000 people. And
they could do so. But they do not.
Geographically and climatically they
are all better situated, with regard to
agricultural production, than Ger
many or Austria-Hungary. Germany,
with 70,000,000 people, has less terri
tory than Texas, and Austria-Hungary,
with a population of 50,000,000, has
less territory than that covered by
the five Btates named, yet these em
pires supply within themselves the
principal means of subsistence of
120,000,000 people. The long and the
short of it is that, while the average
production of wheat in the United
States is 18.5 bushels to the acre, the
average production of wheat to the
acre in Germany, before the war, was
thirty-eight bushels to the acre. Ana
other tilings are in proportion. In
copying intensive farming the United
Stales will not be imitating Germany,
but. rather, Belgium. In any event,
the morh) is plain. Christian Science
Weekly Market Letter
Honolulu, March 23, Island butter
and poultry are very scare and when
a shipment arrives it is bought up al
most immediately. Since the order
prohibiting the sale of hens for table
use has been issued, the price of all
poultry has Bteadily increased. Mus
coy ducks are difficult to get and
when obtainable they sell for 35 cents
per pound wholesale, live weight.
Small shipments or island putter are
being received and sell for 60 cents
a pound. Imported butter is very
high and there is a good demand for
island butter. The Division could
handle twice as much butter as is be
ing received at present.
Nearly all of the Maui beans have
been sold for very good prices and
we expect that the Maui farmers will
plant large areas in beans this year.
There is very little corn coming in
to the market, and the little that is
being received, is bringing a very
high price. Scratch food and other
Imported feeds have advanced con
Large shipments of cabbage and
pumpkins are being received and are
being readily sold at 2 cents a
pound wholesale. The cabbage re
ceived is of excellent quality. The
fiumpkins are of different varieties
ncluding the green squash-like Jap
anese pumpkins, much preferred by
many people of the islands.
Not near enough sweet potatoes
are being received by the Honolulu
market to satisfy the demand. Due
o the bakeries using sweet potatoes
in making bread, and the publicity
the sweet potatoes have received dur
ing the past few months together
with the efforts on the part or the
Division to created a demand for the
local sweet potatoes, there is a good
demand for sweet potatoes, and when
a small shipment does arrive it is
readily sold. The price has increas
ed from a dollar a hundred to a dollar
and a half.
The Division now has on sale, some
Sudan Grass, and alfalfa seed which
was received from the Coast recent
ly. O. B. LIGHTFOOT, Acting Super
intendent. . -a-
A School Benefit
The following self-explanatory note
has been issued:
Tho tpnehera and nnnila of the
Wailuku Japanese Independent School
invite you to attend the
Closing Exercises and Bazaar
in he hpWl nr the .TnnHnpne Church
on Saturday evening March thirtieth
Nineteen Hundred and Eighteen
at Seven O'clock,
apanese Embroidery and
Fancy Work on sale
6-10 P. M.
Tobacco For Poultry Worms
Editor Maui News:
Thru the kindness of Mr. Jared
Smith, manager of the South Konn
Tobacco Company, I have secured a
bale f 200 lbs. of tobacco stems for
use in clearing poultry of worms.
Persons wanting some of these are
welcome to what, they need at 2 cents
;i pound, which sum about covers the
cost of transporation, the only ex
pense to which I was put in getting
the bale. If they are to be sent by
mail add sufficient to cover postage
by parcel post, which is 4 cents more
han the number of pounds sent.
The stems (a pound to a hundred
fowls) are steeped in water and the
resulting "tobacco tea" mixed with
he feed. The stems themselves may
be cut up in a meat cutter after the
'tea has been made, and mixed with
the feed alsfi, but I have found this
unnecessary. If the dose is repeated
about once a week for two months
the birds will be free of worms, and
aa occasional dose thereafter will
prevent reinfestation. Each dose of
tobacco inny be followed by a dose of
Epsom salts (10 oz. to a hundred
fowls) but I am inclined to believe
this unnecessary except in cases
where the trouble Is very bad.
The directions usually given call
for a treatment more troublesome
han this, but I have found that small
doses often repeated, in this way
cause the fowl no apparent inconven
ience, are readily eaten with the feed,
are but little trouble to the owner,
ind accomplish the desired end. E.
C. MOORE, Haiku.
Thrift Stamps In Schools
Editor Maui News:
I have been asked to send you a
brief report of our work in selling
lo start the ball rolling we offered
a thrift stamp as a prize in fcach
room for the best garden letter to
the Star-Bulletin. This was follow
ed by a mild "drive" in the sale of
A request for posters and leaflets
brought prompt delivery from Mr.
Wadsworth. These posters included
the beautiful Joan of Arc picture,
which is our first prize.
Wo have tried to arouse interest
through talks on thrift and patriotism
given both in general assembly and
in class rooms. Each morning the
day's slogan is posted in the assembly
hall along with the daily record of
sales from the different rooms, and
an appeal made to buy more.
But talks on thrift and patriotism
Is not enough to rouse the interest of
a small child to any great pitch of
enthusiasm. It is necessary also to
stir up a spirit of rivalry among tho
classes in order to stimulate the
pupils to the self-sacriflce of fore
going candies and Ice-cream as well
as to raise their enthusiasm to the
point of extracting quarters and
dollars from their reluctant parents.
We have no compunction in doing
this, however, as we feel that the
saving of money in this way can
never fail to be of benefit to th9
saver. It is no wild cat scheme that
we are promoting, but the soundest
investment in the world.
The Joan of Arc poster has proved
a good magnet for silver in our
school, as each class Is anxious to
earn the privilege of having it in
their room for one or mote days.
This may bo their privilege tomorrow
if ihey can succeed in passing the
mark set by the class that holds it
today. Thus far no class has been
hopelessly in the lead, although the
fifth grade held the prize for nearly
a week. To stimulate the backward
one we may decide to have the pic
ture change hands on the basis of
daily sales. The class that is ahead
in percentage of stamps at the end
of the drive is to hold it permanent
ly. Our serious campaign began
only two weeks ago, and while we
have made no record as compared
with other schools, still we think a
good beginning has been made with
a total record tonight or sa7 stamps
Purjils are encouraged to earn
money by selling vegetables and by
working on holidays, as well as to
save the nickels and dimes that would
otherwise be squandered on trifles.
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This photograph shows a food vendor of India selling his wares to a
member of the British Royal Flying corps on duty in that country. The
war has not affected the food supply of India to any great extent, and the
soldier who desires more than he is allowed in the army can buy as much
as he wants from tho native peddlers.
The following is the latest availa
ble report of the Maui county agent
on local conditions:
Japanese farmers working exten
sively with potatoes. They use the
sprays and eagerly follow instruc
tions pivrn them. Much has been
accomplished on Maui In combatting
garden pests by use of sprays and
Upon investigation, find stores In
Wailuku carrying out the rules very
carefully. A few misunderstandings.
Upon report of failure to furnish
contracted amount of taro to the La
hainaluna school by the Chinese who
tOiip to Honolulu, a trip was made
to Lahaina to investigate. This taro
grower assured County Agent that
the taro would be furnished as per.
contract, but that a small crop was
tho only cause for shortage of supply.
Gardens at Lahainaluna school as
well as those of the camps were in
fine condition. Quite a bit of improve
ment (he last few weeks.
Regular weekly meeting with Dr.
Baldwin, investigator and cooperator
of the food administration, and Mr.
J. J. Walsh, of the Kahului Store.
General growing and marketing con
County Asent met with lunas,
camp bosses, etc., at I'aia, to discuss
conservation topics. Pamphlets and
planting tables were distributed.
Inspected gardens throughout the
main camps of Tuunene and Paia
plantations. Where land and water
are available splendid work is being
done by laborers toward providing
their own food, as potatoes, sweet
potatoes, beans, cabbage and other
vegetables. Advised them in the use
of sprays, care of plants, etc.
Mr. G. Carter's Talk At
Kahului Last Saturday
(Continued from Pago Ono.l
Mr. Carter ended his speech by
saying that the Red Cross was not a
benevolence, but an inspiration, and
urged all his hearers to do their ut
most, "not their bit" for the further
ance of the Red Cross, the ideals for
which America stands, and the win
ning of the war for the freedom of
James A. Rath, superintendent of
tho Palania Mission Settlement, fol
lowed Governor Carter, and told
briefly of the coming Red Cross drive,
saying he believed Hawaii would do
more than its quota again in this
drive as had been the case before.
Harold W. Rice was the last speak
er, who briefly urged the people of
Maui to stand behind the Territorial
Fair, showing the reasons, why the
Fair would be such a good thing for
Hawaii, and how much it was needed
just now while the war was on.
BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS.
CARD OF THANKS
Mrs. Wong Moon and family wish
to take this means of thanking rela
tions and friends for kindnesses and
expressions of sympathy in their
Many are planning to earn money
during the Easter holidays for this
purpose, so that we hope for a decided
increase the first of next term i
We are also planning to have com
positions written in all the grammar
grades on the subject of Thrift
Stamps .and to add "Joan of Arc" to
our list of songs learned. Thus we
hope to keep up the good work
throughout the year.
Your very truly,
H. M. WELLS.
Paia, March 25, 1918.
Food In India :
Uiatson Navigation Co.
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
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Governor 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 8 Jan. 12 Jan. II
Lurlino 115 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 28
President .... 3 Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Jan. 19 Jan. 25
Manoa 49 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 9
Governor 3 Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 8
President .... 4 Jan. 30 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. IS
Lurline 116 Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 23
Governor 4 Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Feb. 23 Mar. 1
Manoa 50 Feb. 16 .Feb. 23 Mar. 2 Mar. 9
President . . . . " 5 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 Mar. 2 Mar. 8
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Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule nent into effect June 4th, 1913.
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1. All trains dally except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sundays,
at 6:30 a. m., arriving at Kahului at 5:50 a. m., and connecting with
the 8:00 a. m. train for Fuunene.
3. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will be carried tree
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, whea
baggage Is in charge of and on the same train as the holder of the ticket
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will be
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Passenger Tariff I. C. O.
No. 3, or inquire at any of the Depots.
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