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WAILUKU WEATHER Max. Mln. R'fall Apr. 4 80 65 .02 Apr. 5 78 62 .02 Apr. 6 80 60 .00 Apr. 7 84 65 .00 Apr. 8 82 64 2.33 Apr. 9 83 63 .00 Apr. 10 80 68 ..00 Rainfall 2.37 inches. Semi-Weekly Maui News THIS WEEK'S MAILS From the Coast: Wednesday, or Thursday. Sherman; Mon day, Sonoma. To the Coast: Wednesday, Manoa. "FOR THE VALLEY ISLE FIRST From the China. Orient: Monday, 22nd YEAR No. 1156 SEMI-WEEKLY MAUI NEWS, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1922 PRICE 5 CENTS Two Fine Limits, End Celebration Lahaina Has Feast for 900; Saturday and Kailua rejoic ing is Held on Sunday ; Ar rangements Fine With two luaus, one at the end of IB East Maui road and the other lor West Maui Valley Islanders have fin ished their reasting in celebration of the recent election of Harry A. Bald-! win as delegate to congress. West Maul held its celebration on the new Mala wharf Saturday and on Sunday Kailua was the scene of festivities. D. T. Fleming was responsible for the Lahalna gathering and W. F. Pogue made the arrangements at Kailua. In cluding the celebrations that immedi ately preceded the departure of the new delegate and those of last Satur day and Sunday about 8500 Mauiites have been seated at the banquet tables. Lahalna celebrated the sweeping victory of the son of the four waters of Maul at her polls, as elsewhere throughout the Territory with a huge Luau spread on Mala wharf Saturday evening. Thirty tables, each with seals for thirty persons made possible a maxi mum sitting of 900 of the joyous feasters and gave the assurance that none would have to wait or be turned away. Before five o'clock the voters of the West Maul precinct began to arrive at the wharf. Some came walking, some in automobiles, and other huge trucks brought load after load of plantation employees. So heavy was the travel that traffic officers were placed at the entrance to the wharf and at various points between there and Lahaina to direct the moving of the hundreds of motor vehicles that dashed in and out bringing more and more merrymakers to" the scene. Food For All Then came the food to load the thirty tables until there was room for no more to be placed upon them. Truck after truck forced its way through the crowd that had already gathered on the wharf, bringing tubs nlled hleh w th lauiaus, sweet pom -toes, kulolo, and barrels and barrels of poi. Not alone did these mane up the great feast in celebration of the Maui victory but many other articlss of food" deliciously prepared were served and hundreds of bottle3 of soda water were at hand to wash down the good eats. It was truly a scene of merrymak ing when everyone of the 600 or more persons that attended the festivities were , seated. Decorations used for the opening of the wharf on Wednes day were left untouched for Satur days celebration and the tables were beautifully decorated with flowers of bright and varied hue. Three string orchestras filled the air with sweet Hawaiian music and the singing of Fleming's Honolua music boys was a feature of the celebration. Everything was carried out in per fect harmony and order. The Lahaina girl scouts acted as waitresses on the many tables and were ably directed in their work" by Mrs. Henry Robin son and Mrs. Hose. David Fleming the host of the Cay was everywhere at once and saw to It that no ones wants were left unattended. Urges Renomination Shortly after the feasting began Philip Pali, the deputy sheriff of La haina rose on the bench where he had been sitting and addressed the throng. He spoke but brief ly and right to the point. He urged that the new delegate be influenced again to accept the nomination in November and asked the same sup port be given him by the people who were congregated on the wharf that they had given him in the recent election. He was followed by the Hon Charles Makekau who spoke in Hawaiian and English. He caused an .,nnar nf lnno-hier when he said in part, "The delegate has been elected and is gone. He may die. The wharf is built and the boat has been here ' and is gone away. It may sink. We are all here eating his food tonight. Let us be happy and make merry.' So ereat was the preparations made for the huge crowd that was ovnpoted that many seats weie va cant long after the festivities were well under way and even when all had eaten their fill their were places yet to be taken. Many visiting folk from Wailuku and East Maui were there and all that came were made welcome. Dance Follows Luau About two hours were taken up by the luau and before the tables were cleared the lights on the wharf shed their brilliant rays on the gathering. Then the tables were placed aside and space cleared for the dance that was to follow. The three orchestras, Flemings, Lahaina, and the Lahaina town boys played in turn and those that wished to dance did so and others sat listening to the beautilul music that was rendered. Long after the luau was over people continued to come for the dance or merely to Join the gathering in the community social event. About eight o'clock an orchestra ' from Wailuku arrived and the tones of the saxaphone were mingled with .ho mhpr instruments. It was a night typical of Lahaina, warm ana cieai jgleater (part ol the time was spent with scarce a cloud In the sky and j in doing full justice to the entertain a bright moon that threatened to ri- imt.nt and hospitality ottered. 111" - "Lame Duck Navy" to Result If Proposed Bill Passes Congress (ASSOCIATED . PRESS) WASHINGTON, April 11. "Nation al disaster" was the term in which Assistant Secretary of Navy Roose velt characterized the proposed naval appropriation bill when addressing the National Press Club last evening. "Under this bill we would have a lame duck navy of a second rate coun try with little influence in the world lor peace and justice," the speaker said. "This bill establishes a ratio of 2 7-8 instead of 5 as was provided in the 5-5-3 arrangement in the treaty agreement reached at the conference for the limitation of armaments. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON, April 8 Tlie house naval appropriations subcommittee today reports the 1923 naval bill de signed to make effective the five-flve-three ratio agreed upon by the repre sentatives of the United States, Great Britain and Japan -at the recent con ference of armaments. The measure carries $233,224,000, which is $161, 000.000 less than last year's bill car ried. Briefly, the measure provides as fol lows : For a cut of the enlisted personnel to 67,000, whereof 50,000 are for ships afloat. , This will leave the officers person nel virtually intact, except that it would drop 369 naval reservists from duty and would authorize the com missioning of 200 of the 535 members of the Annapolis class which will gra duate in June. Under terms of the proposed meas ure 254 "nondescript" vessels would be placed out of commission. The bill would reduce the number of destroyers in commission from 278 to 103. The measure would authorize 84 submarines and all available cruisers and other auxiliaries. It would leave the Marine Corps officers personnel unchanged, but would drop 1000 enlisted men from that branch of the service. Secretary Hughes has sent a letter to Representative Rogers in which he says that reduction of the personnel of the navy to 67,000 as provided by the pending naval appropriation Dili would reduce the American navy be low the 5-5-3 ratio provided by the Naval Treaty. Honolulu Enforces Curfew Ordinance HONOLULU. April 11 Efforts of Judge Desha of the court of domestic relations has started to clean up Ho nolulu, to check juvenile delinquency and to enforce the curfew law. The enforcement campaign went into ef feet last evening and 32 boys were arrested for violation of the curfew ordinance. Night court was held by Judge Desha so the juvenile offenders were not taken to jail but brought directly before them. He heard their excuses lectured them severely or not as each particular case seemed to demand and then sent them home telling them to return to court Saturday morning with their parents or guardians. IRELAND'S ROW (ASSOCIATED PRESS) BELFAST, April 11 Lord Mayoi O'Neill of Dublin has invited all fac tions of the south of Ireland to meet and attempt to reach an agreement It is reported that Collins has ac cepted. MEXICO UNEASY (ASSOCIATED TRESS) WASHINGTON, April 11 Official advices indicate increased revolu tionary activity in the states of Vera Cruz and Jalisco, Mexico, but bandit movements in the northern ana bor der states are declining. Radicalism is reported as unchecked in its spead val the many lights on the wharf lendine a beauty and charm that made it hard for the home going per sons to draw away. It was late in the night when the last orchestra to leave passed over the wharf playing "Aloha Oe' and the last straggling dancers found their cars and left homeward. Kailua Celebrates Sunday at noon Kailua and the ad jacent country held its feast at the Pogue place at the end of the East Maui road. From all directions the voters came, from out on the ditch trail and lioin kuleana's and camps this side of Kailua. They started coming early and kept coming until the hour of noon was marked by a sun almost directly over head. Ti leaves covered the tables and the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Pogue had super vised the arrangements and prepara tions and decided what should be served tells the story of the affair as no words can. W. F. Pogue spoke briefly explain ing the occasion for the celebration and there were two or three oilier brief speeches in Hawaiian, but the Planters Retain Elihu Root's Firm Federal Tax Case Question Arises From Slump In Value of Crockett Refin ery Stock and Involves Pay ment of $3,500,000. (ASSOCIATED rRESS) HONOLULU, April 11 In an en deavor to save $3,500,000 which would otherwise have to be paid in federal taxes, the Hawaiian Sugar Planters have retained the services of Root, Clark, Buckner and Howland, the law firm in New York headed by Elihu Root. This action has been taken as result of the ruling of the treasury department establishing a rule for tax able gain and deductible loss which has a direct bearing on the sale of Sugar Factors stock in connection with the reorganization of the Crock ett refinery in 1920. The question at issue Is whether the plantations will be entitled to a deduc- ion of the difference between the market value of the stock on March 1913 and the selling price in 1921 or whether they, will be allowed to deduct only the difference between the cost price, or par, and the sell ing price. The stock was worth more than $300 a share in 1913 and was reduced by the slump to about $40 Senate and House at Odds on Valuations Basis For Tariff (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON. April 11 Senate and house are in a clash over the basis of valuation that shall be used in the new tariff bill and the contro versy may lead to a considerable pro longation ot the session. "It will be an American valuation or congress will remain here until the sno'.v flies," said Chairman Rodney of the house ways and means committee, last evening when Informed that the senate ways and means committee majority had decided on the "foreign valuation" as a tariff basis. Fordney says that despite the ac tion of the majority of the senate committee the upper house has an overwhelming majority in favor of the American valuation plan and he pre dicts that the senate conference com mittee will agree to the "American valuation" when the bills go to con ference. He said he believed that there are not more than 12 Republi cans in the house who will not stand by the "American valuation' basis. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON. April 11 The ad ministration tariff bill was reported out this morning by the senate finance committee on the basis of foreign valuations and with provisions for flexible rates and the American valua tion as suggested by President Hard ing. It will be taken up for considera tion on April 21, and a long fight Is predicted, possibly lasting three months. Committee experts estimated that the bill averages slightly higher than the Payne-Aldrich measure, the last tariff bill to be framed by the repub licans. It was estimated roughly that the bill would raise $350,000,000 an nually as compared with an Under wood tariff yield of between $200,000,- uou and $300,ooo,t)00. Among the articles taken from the free list are butter, beef and veal and lumber. Full duty sugar is placed at 2 cents and Cuban raws at 1.61. Daugherty Repotted In Favor of DeBolt HONOLULU, April 11 Private cable advices received by prominent, Republicans here say that Attorney General Daugherty favors DeBolt to succeed Vaughan on the federal bench in Hawaii and his nomination is scheduled to go to the senate this week. The Republican Central Committee endorsed W. T. Rawlins for the posi tion after the bar association had en dorsed DeBolt. It has been expected here that the nomination for circuit judge of I). H. Case will go to the senate at the same time with the nomination for federal judge. Thursday is usually regarded as "nomination day." Seventy-Five Applicants Already for Molokai Laud (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, April 11 Executive Cooke of the Hawaiian Homes Com mission announces that the commis sion already has 75 applicants for Molokai homestead lands. Jorgen Jorgensen . spring has been discovered on Molokai which will yield 2.000.0UO gallons of water daily without tjxhaustion. i Clashes Feature Opening Session I Genoa Meeting! France Starts First Row on Disarmament Suggestion And Russia Objects to Presence Japan, Rumania (ASSOCIATED PRESS) GENOA, Aprill 11 Clashes over disarmament proposals between Chit- cnenn and Haithu threatened to dis rupt the economic conference at its outset yesterday, Barthu said Mint France would categorically refuse to discuss disarmament here. Chitcherin replied that Russia thought France would be ready to discuss the subject because ISriand had told the confer ence for the limitation of armaments held at Washington that Russia's armament made the disarmament of France impossible. The conference opened with speech es by Premier Facta, the presiding officer, Barthu, Lloyd George. Werth and the Japanese and Belgian spokes men. Lloyd George said that all or the delegates met on an equal foot ing providing they accept the condi tions set lorth in the Cannes resolu tions under which the conference was called. Such resolutions require that countries must not repudiate con tracts nor engage in aggressive opera tions against others. Chitcherin, after announcing his ad herence tn the Cannes resolution, de clared th.i Russia is ready to support proposals io avoid war and lighten armaments. Uart.hu replied heatedly, declaring that France would refuse absolutely to discuss questions connected with disarmament at the present confer ence. Lloyd George hastened to intervene and declared that matters r.elating to disarmament could not be taken up and Facta supported him in his rul ings. The discussion eventually ceased with Chitcherin stating that Russia would accept the collective will of the conference. Troubles Start Early George Chitcherin has issued a statement that it is useless to discuss the reconstruction of Europe without discussing armament. He said the amelioration of present conditions are impossible while impel ialistic coun tries continue to make vast expend! tures for large armies. French and llelgian delegates strongly opposed the admission of German and Russian delegates to tin principal committee ot the conference Lloyd George, Facta and Shanzer in tervened and finally obtained admis sion for the Russians and Germans but only after a heated discussion in which Lloyd George said that if Buch an insignificant spirit was to prevail the conference might as well break up immediately. Britsh Premier Speaks Lloyd George said in part: "This is as great a gathering of nations as ever assembled on this continent. "Europe's first need is peace, a real peace. "We propose to study currency. Good. We propose to study exchanges. Good. We propose to study trans portation and credit. That Is also good. But unless peace and good will among the nations be established all of our discussions will be unavailing. On the other hand, if real peace issues from this conference, all those things will be .added -unto you. "There is no peace in Europe. Ac tual fighting has ceased, it is true, but snarling goes on and Europe is deal ened by this canine clamor. We shall make a real contribution to the restor at ion of Europe only if we stop snarl ing." Chitcherin protested at the session of the conference committee this af ternoon where Russian affairs were being considered against the presence of Japanese and Rumanian delegates because Japan Is occupying parts of Siberia and the Rumanians are occu nying Bessarabia. Facta overruled his objections. Traffic Officer Uses His Pistol to Stop Speeders (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU. April 11 A tralllc of ficer was compelled to fire his re volver twice in order to stop two army oflicers who were speeding be- fore he could bring them to a halt. I He reports that he chased I hem more j than a mile from the center of town before he brought his revolver into play and says they were traveling at 50 miles an hour. j Neither of the oflicers appeared in i court when their case was called and their $25 bail was declared forfeited. J BETTER GO HOME (ASSOCIATED PRESS) I INDIANAPOLIS. April 11 Han ; ford McNeider. commander of the ! American Legion, has asked the As- sociated Press to broadcast an ap- peal to jobless veterans ot the world War who are congregating in the larger cities of the country to go buck to their home towns. He adds "Back with your home folk lies your chance for honest and profitable em ployment among friends." Puunene Makes Fine Showing Under Many j Adversc CondhW Showing a net profit of $445,609,1., . . . Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. More I han a Score Lxpect to of Maui enjoys the distinction of being the only Hawaiian plantation to make anything near a normal pro fit under conditions obtaining last year. The report of Manager F. F. Baldwin shows the company to be in excellent financial condition. The an nual meeting will be held on April 12 in San Francisco. ! ar :,?ri,P,!8. f'T ,?r ? : was $274,814, which, together with interest on bonds and other securi ties swelled the total net profit. In view of the trying conditions of labor shortage and low price of sugar together with a loss of 6000 tons of sugar due to drought In the previous year and an additional loss of 2000 tons as result of the Lahaina disease, the record of this plantation is sur prisingly good. Moreover, there was a loss of 1500 tons of sugar due to labor shortage resulting in late harvesting and dry weather last summer, The plantation was from 400 to 500 laborers short, but the situation Is somewhat improv ed this year, says Manager Baldwin, because of the influx of Filipino la borers. The laborers, too, are work ing better now, says Mr. Baldwin but more labor is still needed to meet plantation requirements. The output for last year was 48,- 500 tons, the smallest crop 'since 1907. The estimated production for this year is 50,000 tons. Owing to the serious inroads of the Lahaina disease none of this species of cane has been planted for the 1923 crop. Drought impaired juices so that it took, on the average 6.91 tons of cane to produce a ton of sugar as against 6.63 tons in 1920. Extrac tion of juices was 99.07 per cent, which, says Mr. Baldwin, is a record for a 15 roller mill. Improvement in 1921 represented an out lay of $548,855 exclusive of the extension of ditches by East Maui Irrigation Co., cost of which is taken care of by a bond issue of $750,000 this year. Expenditures for improve ments this year are to be limited to $100,000 owing to the general depres sion in the sugar industry. During 1920 the company set aside $1,118,200 for purchase of stock in the Crockett refinery, under the re organization necessitated by the slump in the sugar market that year. The plantation also purchased $839.- 000 of the Crockett bonds. These are to be refunded and cash will be forthcoming soon. Manager Baldwin In his leport. calls attention to tax matters which may develop to the benefit of the company. The total contingent tax liability is placed at $1,096,989 owing to the issue raised by the federal government as to the amount de ductible on account of loss in bugar Factors stock, due to sale in 1920. The government demands an addi tional tax of $174,405 but the planta tions who sold their stock have re tained legal counsel to fight the gov ernment's contention. The company contends that the figures of the In ternal revenue olllce with regard to federal income and excess profits tax are in error in the sum of $374,610 and the company hopes to recover this amount from the government. The company has total assets of $16,063,740, including in addition to Crockett refinery bonds and stocks, stock in the Hawaiian-Philippine Central valued at $160,270; Cation. Neill & Co. stock, $58,500; East Maui Irrigation Co., $792,960: Kahului Railroad, $299,000; Maul Electric Co., $10,000 Growing crops are figured at $2,885,743. Governor Farrington is Home From Islands Trip (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, April 11 Governor Farrington returned this morning from Maui und llilo and held an im mediate session of his cabinet, pre sumably taking up the Waiakea situa ation, which was the occasion of his trip to Hawaii and discussing the re port of Horner and Bailey which is in his hands awaiting a reply from Th. H. Davies & Co., agents for the Waia kea Mill Co., before giving the re port to the newspapers for publica tion. Gives Life in Flame To Save His Scouts (ASSOCIATED PRESS) MANILA, April 11 Captain Will - ium J. Briscoe of the Philippine mouis gave up ms me ana pei lslied in flumes to save his men. He and one enlisted man were burned to death in a forest fire near Baguio. Several others of his force sustained serious or painful burns. Captain Briscoe and a squad of ; Philippine scouts were endeavoring to put out the Humes when the wind changed suddenly and they were sur rounueu uy nre. lie ana three Fill- in his inteligence ami his peitorm pinos were left when others escaped. I ance will surely he enjoyed by the Briscoe carried two of them to safety and returned for the third with Whom he perished. Local Contests Add Interest to Wild West-Show Enter; Prizes Will be Given For Eeach Performance; Special Trains Promised All ready for the Wild West Show with the broncho horses, the bucking - teen,, the fancy and trick riding and the sports and fun of the Rodeo! Preliminaries are all arranged and three big shows are assured. There are to be epecial trains run to and from Kahului for the two evening performances and transportation is being arranged for from points that are not on the Kahului railroad. Hours for the holding of the three shows and prices were decided at a meeting held Saturday morning be tween Jack Burroughs and represen tatives of the Maul County Fair and Racing Association under the aus pices of which the big show is to be put on. Low rates, especially for children were fixed and admission carries with it a place in the seats where a good view of the whole show may be had. Prices Made Reasonable Friday's performance will start at 7:30 in the evening, the Saturday afternoon show will be at 3:30 and the Saturday night performance at 8 o'clock. Admission including a seat either in the grand stand or on the opposite side from that stand will be one dollar, admission and a seat in one of the grand stand boxes has been placed at $1.50 and children will be admitted for 25 cents. If they occupy box seats the charge will be 50 cents extra, or half the price ot an adult for sucr accomodations. There are to be special features in cluded in the Saturday afternoon per formance that will be of interest to children and make their eyes pop wide open with wonder and excite ment. It was at first proposed to make the 25 cents admission for children for the afternoon perform ance only but it was reconized that some parents may want to take the children with them in the evening and would be unable to attend on Sat urday afternoon. Box seats were put on sale at the Baldwin Bank, Kahului, this morning at 9 o'clock, and may be obtained there of Eddie Tarn during banking hours. They will also be on sale at the gate before each performance. Local Riders Interested From the various ranches come re ports that the best hands In their outfits are practicing to enter the con tests that are to be staged. One ranch reports eight probable entrants, another five and the others from two to four so there is every liklihood of more than 20 Maui horsemen. The details for the match race between horses ridden by Miss Lorna von Tempsky and Miss Vera McGinnis are also being worked out. In Honolulu during the Elks' Car nival this company gave ten perform ances, each to a crowded house. One Maui man, prominent in the cattle industry here was so pleased with it that he attended five performances. He is one of the strongest boosters for the show here, and says htf ex pects to see all three performances. Bringing the Burroughs Wild West Show to Maui has been with the in tent of giving Valley Isle folk some thing new in the way of amusement. The Islands distance from the main land make circuses such as art com mon there an impossibility here and the bringing from the mainland of the long horned Texas steers and the mounts of the performers was a cost ly undertaking, so costly as to be un usual. The show that is to be pre sented will be different from anything ever offered on Maul. Man And Horse Matched The average man and women loves a horse and loves the pluck and cour age and determination a horse will show to maintain his freedom from man's restraint. At the same time, much as the spectator symapathizes with the dumb beast, he and she likes to see man prove his mastery. The contests between horses and would be riders and full of thrill and excite ment. To undertake the handling of a madly bucking horse or steer is no child play, but is a man's job that requires skill, courage and training. The contests that are to be staged by riders from the different ranches will Introduce a spirit of local rivilry and home interest as well. Miss McGinnis will give some ex hlbitions of fancy and trick riding i that are startling. She is admitted ! to be one of the mose daring and j skillful women in the profession and she has won her reputation in many towns in many states. Columns up on columns of commendatory com ment upon her courage and her con fident handling of herself and her horses have been published. Her ex hibition will be well worth the jour- I nev to Kahului The pet of the outfit Is Texas Tom- - ! my a high sefiool horse almost human children especially. There are to be variations of program at each performance. the I.