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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T SATURDAY. DECEMBER 23, i 91 1
Some of the Workmen at Kahului
Refused to Obey Luna's Orders.
Sam. Pflcf MmtAv ffceTrnuhle With
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v. Intersal Reveiae Department.
Developments in the matter of
tho story that has boon hinted at
nbout tho Kaupakalua Wine & Ljq
uor Co., reached the status of avail
ability for publication this Iweek
whon Internal Collector Cottrill was
questioned by a reporter. The Col
lector was very reluctant to tell the
Btory but, as many garbled reports
having been going tho rounds, he
gave roplies to direct questions.
It appears that for some months
past tho Internal Revenue depart
"ment has been closely watching the
operations of tho winery. As is well
known, the wine is fortified with
brandy. When brandy is Dbtaincd
from the mainland, in bond there is
no duty to be paid on it here, if
used for the fortification of wine.
The Kaupakalua company has,
from time to time, imported brandy
from tho Coast. On one occasion, a
little time ago, brandy was im
ported, as the machinery at the
winery had broken down and no
brandy could bo made there.
Tho residue of the grapes is tho
material from which the brandy
used to bo manufactured. As it is
..alleged the manufacture of this
brandy and the use of it in its pre
sent form are not permissible by
law, the Internal Revenue depart
ment moved in the matter.
The wine company, wishing to
get advice on the matter, consulted
Walter P. , Drake, the former col
lector. Drake wrote a letter to the
department and told of the manner
It is said that the manufacture of
the brandy used for fortification was
allowed through a false impression
that was given by tho company.
All the information in connection
with tho case has been forwarded to
Washington, and United States Dis
trict Attorney Breckons has been
notified of the matter.
Food Commissioner Blancherd has
been engaged in making tests of the
wine of the Maui company. He said
Uhat he would have to forward the
results to Washington, and that he
could not give out any figures or
facts on the matter.
Walter Drake was seen about the
matter and he stated that, on ac
count of a difference in the grapes
this vear. sutrar had to he tined tn
yceep4he wine up to the standard of
The penalty for the offense of
manufacturing brandy in the form
complained of, and its use in that
state, if a fine of $5000 and two
Collector Cottrill sought no noto
riety in tho case, and lie desires to
hurt nobody. He spoke on tho mat-
. ter when confronted with facts glean
The wine company is said to have
written a letter offering a large sum
of money to compromise the matter.
The internal revenue regulations
permit of an offender against the
revenuo laws making an offer of
. compromise, and in many cases this
is accepted, though there is no ob
ligation on the part of the treasury
r department to accept. In tho pre
sent instance it is known that the
amount offered in compromise runs
into four figures. Whether it will
bo accepted or not is doubtful as the
offense alleged against the Kaupa
kalua Wino Company is an ex
tremely serious one.
Collector Cottrill has placed the
matter before United States District
. Attorney Breckons, but Mr. Breck-
m ons nas as yet taken no action in the
Tuesday night, a gang of men at
work on tho lighters loading sugar
on board tho Lurlinc, refused to
continue after six o'clock. They left
the sugar unprotected and refused
to even close tho hatches. ItNhas
been customary when a ship was
loading in port to work overtime for
which tho men were of course paid
When the men were lined up for
work Wednesday morning, William
Robb, the luna in charge was read
ing the riot act to the men who had
so. unceremoniously left their work
the night before, when Suporinten
dent Williams happened along
This was the first inkling Mr. Wil
liams had of any trouble. He was
informed of the conditions and told
the men in plain words that ho
wanted men who were willing to
work and give the company a square
deal, and not walk off .unceremon
iously without any notification
whatever. If they were willing to
do that to go to work, otherwise
they had better, go home. Tho men
decided they would go home.
Mr. Williams states that the men
have made no demands, and so far
as he knew had no grievance, and
he considers their action of Tuesday
night in going away and leaving tho
sugar exposed to the weather as un
principled to say the least.
The railroad company have made
arrangements to Handle tne sugar
shipments, and will get along with
out the men who have walked out.
Mr. Williams is fully prepared to
load the Columbian, which is tho
next ship to arrive.
un tne otner nana tno men say
they did not leave their work with
out the permission of the luna.
They say it has been customary for
them to work till seven o'clock, or
later without their supper. They
objected to this and told the luna
so, and received his permission to
The men say they have no griev
ance against the railroad, but that
the luna told the men one thing,
and then told Mr. Williams an
other. The matter will probably
be amicably settled next week.
Practically all the men who walk
ed out lire in Wailuku.
New Ice Machinery.
On the Lurline this week is most
of tho machinery for tho installa
tion of a new, complete and up-to-date
ice-making plant for the Maui
Soda & Ico Works Company. This
new plant is capable of turning out
ten tons of crystal ice, made of dis
tilled water every twenty-four hours.
It will be operated by steam power,
using crude oil as fuel. With this
plant in operation there seems to be
no reason why everybody on central
Maui should not bo kept comfortable.
This improvement is in line with
tho previous policy of this impor
tant homo industry, which has al
ways kept well abreast of tho needs
of tho community. Beginning with
a very modest plant, it has grown
and expanded with tho growth of
the community, absorbing its com
petitors, giving reliable service.
Now, with the installation of these
new and improved facilities, it is in
a position to Bupply all demands in
its lino for years to como. '
A largo number of the young folks
from Maui, who aro attending
school in Honolulu arrived home
on tho Claudine last Saturday to
spend the holidays.
Roads and Bridges.
Wilson & Bauman expect to have
the new grade at tho Maliko gulch.
completed and open for travel by tho
first of tho year.
Tho rock crusher timber for
frames, and rock are all ready for
business on thenew bridges, but no
engine. The first cngino put up
was found defective, and tho second
one was sent around to Hana on tho
Likeliko, but the weather was so
bad it could not be landed. -The
Likeliko went back to Honolulu,
and now they aro waiting for an en
gine in order to start the rock
The Children's Carol service and
Christmas tree at the Church of the
Good Shepherd, Saturday evening,
at 5:30 o'clock. Sunday services at
7 a. m. and 11 a. m. Services on
Christinas Day at 7 a. m. and 10:30
Sunday (Christmas Eve) , a ser
vice at tho Club Houso, Puunene, at
7:30, at which tho choir from tho
Good Shepherd will sing.
Tho S. S. Columbian comes to
Kahului direct from tho coast this
trip, and is expected to arrivo early
HONOLULU, Dec. 22. One moro death occurred yesterday from
smallpox. The money for tho support of thosoNn quarantine is exhausted.
Dr. John Wesley Hill, D. D,, leading peace envoy of the Japanese
emperor, is passing through taking
The business men met the supervisors last night, "Und roasted the
expenditure list. Thoy suggested changes for next year.
A marine from Camp Covvles broke his leave, went to Pearl City,
got full, sat down on the railroad track to roll a cigarette, fell asleep
and was run over and killed..
The prosecution is dissatisfied with Judgo Monsarrat's action in
the Kakaalco hoodlum case, and will take the matter before the grand
IIILO, Doc. 22-, Tho volcano is very active at present. Several
forty foot lava jots are swinging from tho boiling center. Seven foun
tains aro playing Slight temblors aro frequent. Fifteen sailors
from the West Virginia descended 60 feet below the old rest houso.
1 ho officers foaring for their safety, ordered them bask.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 22. Unless Persia accepts Russia's
demands regarding. Schtistor, 40,000 troops will bo concentrated at
Koshin, for an advance on Teheran.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 22 It is reported that the mother of tho
MoNamaras is dying of a broken heart.
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. Tho judgo has denied the motion of couusol
for a directed verdict in tho packers caso, and the defendants muBt
ST. PAUL, Deo. 22. Archbishop Ireland celebrated his 50 years
of priesthood yesterday.
a message to Taft from tho emperor
Takes Her Month Old Child and CaBBof
The wife of Maehara, a Japanese
sewing machino salesman, has mys
teriously disappeared from Wailuku
and almost the entire Japanese popu
lation, together with the police force
have been scouring tho country,
but no traco of her can be found.
The husband received word last'
week that his father was seriously
ill in Japan, and Friday ho started
for the fatherlaud to visit his pa
rent, leaving his wife behind. It
is supposed she brooded over this
until her mind became unbalanced,
causing her to leave her home.
The husband only got as far as
Lahaina.where a telephone message
readied him. He immediately re
turned, and with friends has been
searching continuously ever since.
Sunday afternoon, a woman' ans
wering the description of the de
mented woman, called at a houso in
Iao valley and asked for a place to
sleep. Since that time no trace of
her can bo found. Monday a party
of about 40 scoured tho valley from
one end to the other.
There is a bare possibility that
she may have, found her way to
some of the outlying camps, and
may yet be found, but the chance
of this is very slim. The general
belief now isthat she has become
desperate and in her weakened con
dition taken her own life and that
of her child. For a certainty, un
less she has been fortunate enough
to have been taken in somewhere,
she could not have survived the
storms of the past few nights.
Prediction by Edison
Predicting that the greatest war
ships will bo operated throughout
and propelled by electricity, Thomas
A. Edison, following a visit to tho
navy yard near Washington, said:
"The time is coming not far off
when electricity will perform
every function on a battleship now
exercised by steam, oil or gasoline,
and electricity will yet be the mo
tive power with which these great
vessels themselves aro propelled.
"Electricity constitutes tho fiber
of a great fighting machine .and
through it many things in the
future, not yet completely under
stood, will bo accomplished. Hu
man agency even now has - been
eliminated in many ways and abso
luto accuracy obtained, where form
erly thero was large uncertainty."
Mr. Edison said he was not able
to talk politics, but expressed tho
"I fail to seo wherein these dis
solutions of tho trusts are doing any
particular good. Tho Sherman law
does not seem to fit as it should. It
simply permits trusts to dissolve
after a fashion and then reorganize
in various states and continuo as
separato companies, doing what
thoy have been forbidden to do by
tho courts as one big company.
Thero is something wrong in that
condition that should be remedied,
for if tho ono condition is an evil
the other certainly is, too."
Philippins Big Hollyday.
""Wo are all tho Philippins in Maui
wo celebrated the Rizal day on tho
30 of December 1911 so wo make
out this few words to put in tho
newspaper to beg to every manager
of tho Plantation that there is no
pilippino will como out work in that