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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
From the Coast: Wednesday,
or Thursday. Sherman; Mon
day, Sonoma.
To the Coast: Wednesday,
From the
Orient: Monday,
22nd YEAR No. 1156
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
; 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
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
Governor Farrington is
Home From Islands Trip
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
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.

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