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WAILUKU. MAUI. T. II., SATURDAY' OCTOISER 17. lH.
f)Help at Last For Plucky Homesteaders Indications
of Better Weather Causes Cheerfulness
Tucker Says Government Will Help.
Twenty -flvo territorial convicts
from tlio Oahu Prison will arrive by
tho Claudinc this morning, and Mon
day morning will begin work on tho
Knlaba homestead roads. This news
was received here yesterday by wire
less. It is understood that this help
was secured , through the efforts of
Superintendent of Public Works C. II.
Forbes, who, in company with Land
Commissioner Joshua D. Tucker, visit
ed the homesteads about a week ago
and were duly impressed with the all
but hopeless condition of tho home
steaders on account of tho impass
County Engineer Hugh Howell 13
preparing to push tho homestead road
work with all energy, and a largo
number of county teams as well as the
prisoners will soon make tho roads
passable at least. No attempt will be
made to more than grade the roads,
for tho money available is utterly in
adequate for any macadamizing, but
by means of frequent dragging, after
tho grading lias onco been done, Mr.
Howell is confident that they can be
maintained in reasonably good shape.
First Dry Week in Four Months.
Tho past week has been tho only
one for four months In the Haiku
district that has been reasonably dry,
and the roads are drier now than they
3-Year Old Paia Child Disappeared
Last Sunday Supposed to Have
Been Lured By Guavas Floating
Missing from homo for threo days,
the mystery of tho dinappearanco of
tho 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Antone Pestana, of Paia, was solved
on Wednesday evening 'when search
ers found tho liltlo body floating in
one of tho Puuneno reservoirs, six or
ecvi.'u miles from his homo. Tho cb'ld
was missed about five o'clock Sunday
ovo ling, but it was not until the next
day that the distracted parents were
forced to the- conclusion that tho
Spreckels ditch had claimed their boy.
Tho Pestana home is in iho Paia
camp, and not far from Iho big ditch.
It Is supposed that tho child, in his
cftorts to get the tempting guavas
whl ;b float down from tire mountains
lost his balance and fell into the
swiftly flowing current. It is stated
' that the boy had been saved from
drowning in tho same ditch but a
short time previously by a Japanese
' laborer who chanced to be passing.
Maui has quite a little hospital colo
ny in Honolulu at tho present time,
hut fortunately all tho patients aro
reported to bo getting along well
and will bo home in duo time.
Mr9. Ella Austin, principal of Wal
hee school, who has had a vory ser
ious time with an infected hand, ex
pects to bo able to return to Maul in
nbout two weoks.
Harold W. Itice, operated upon In
tho Queen's hospital last wcok for ap
pendicitis, is gotting along well. His
chief objection to tho Institution is
that tho doctors rofuso to permit him
to oxerciso a polo pony In tho giounds
or to oven lot him do a HttlOvUght
Ul'J Maria Tallant and Mios Pot
Robinson, who wero recently operated
upon In tho Quoon's aro gotting along
havM been at any time during that
Tin homesteaders are again cheer
ful and arc; courageously attacking
their manifold problems with renewed
Laud Cotnmlssionjr Tucker declar
ed after his visit to the district last
Saturday, that while ho had been
prepared to flud conditions bad, ho
had had no conception of the real
conditions. "Those people arc In a
terrible fix," ho declared. "You can't
describe such loads. I shoved a stick
down into borne of those mud holes
and apparently there wasn't any bot
tom." Will Be Easy on Settlers.
"We aro going to do everything
we can to help those homesteaders.
They have had a hard time, and the
struggle isn't over. We shall work
right with them to help them succeed,
and as long as they aro in earnest,
they are going to get mighty lenient
treatment in the matter of their pay
ments to the government."
Tho pineapple fields aro badly
grown up with weeds, owing to the
weeks of incessant rains, but most
of the farmers aio already busy cul
tivating and weeding, and preparing
now land for planting.
Japanese Supposed to Have Been
Washed From Rocks Where
Others Had Met Like Fate No
Sign Of Body Found.
Washed from tho rocky ledge from
which he had been fishing, and his
body devoured by sharks, is supposed
to have been tho fato of Tamura, a
Japanese laborer on tho Kipahulu
plantation, last Monday night. The
man's failure to return led to a sea' en
being Instituted by his friends, with
the result that his clothing and torch
were found near where ho is sun
posod to have met his death.
The place where tho tragedy ia
thought to have occurred, has a sin
ister reputation in the community, as
it is stated that no fewer than four
others havo met deatli there within
almost as many years.
K. of P. Grays to
Give Blues a Banquet
Pecause they lost in an attendance
contest, though by but two points,
tho ' Gray" team of Aloha Lodge No.
3, Knights of Pythias, will act as
hosts intead of guests of tho "Blue"
contingent, at a banquet to bo given
in I.ahaina, next Saturday evening,
October 24th. Tho contest which
lasted for soveral months was a spir
ited one, and a great deal of rivalry
developed, particularly towards tho
close of the race. Tho banquet will
probably bo given at C. D. Lufkln's
beach homo at Lahaina, and it Is re
ported that the Grays aro aiming to
sot a standard in this connection that
will causo tho Dlues somo troublo to
equal whon it comes their turn to
NEW RULES OF COURT.
Judge Edings, of the Stcond Cir
cuit Court, has just had printed for
distribution among tho attorneys,
rules wero rocontly approved by tho
tho court under his mrlsdiction. Tho
ruloa yoro rocoutly approved by tho
Maui Campaign Launched Most
Auspiciously S. E. Kalama is
Manager Mololiai Trip Was a
The Republican campaign on Maul
has started. Following a meeting of
the Republican County Committee
held last Friday night, the candidates
on Maui, with the exception of Ta
vares, left for Molokai, where they
held a series of meetings, returning
home on Wednesday.
S. 13. Kalama was chosen vampalgii
manager, at tho County Committee's
meeting, and has arranged for a tour
of tho whole county, which will begin
this afternoon. Tho candidates will
leave for the liana district, by way of
Ulupalakua, slumping as. they go
along, and working back by tho wind
ward side, through Nahiku and Kea
nae. They expect to get back to Wai
luku about next Saturday.
As a result of the County Commit
tee meeting with the candidates there
Is full assurance that harmony will
be the watrhwon! among the republi
can candidates. Tho campaign is to
be fought out shoulder to shoulder,
in full realization that "Iho best inter
ests of Maul depend upon a united
del?gatIon's going from Maul to tho
Legislature next February.
Hsrd Campaign, Says Crockett.
Returning candidates from Molokai
repoit a rather strenuous timo in
making some of the landings. At Ke
kaha a small skifr in which several
members of the party attempted to
make a landing fiom a launch, nearly
capsized in the breakers. Tho pass
engers were drenched, and barely
managed to get hack to the launch.
Later they were hoi.sted up by means
of a derrick on tbo shore. W. F.
Crockett declares that his nervo is
hopelessly shattered, as a, result of
his harrowing experiences.
PLANS FOR CHURCH FAIR.
The annual fair of tho Catholic
Lad'es' Aid Society will bo held this
year on Saturday, November 21, In
the Wailuku Armory. Tho sale of
fancy articles will begin at 4 o'clock,
and will be followed by dancing later
in the evening. Accoiding to plans
being made by the ladies, the affair
this year will far eccl any previous
event of tho kind ever given in Wailuku.
Order Reaches Maui Which Nullifies Hew Branch of
Instruction Provided By Last Legislature Work
Said Not to Have Been Approved By Executive
"Vocational training," for which the
last Legislature appropriated $15,000,
after a good deal of debato and much
public discussion, has had a knock-out
blow. By an order which reached
Maul about a week ago, this part to
tho curriculum is eliminated entirely
in bo far as tho school timo is con
cerned. While R. C. Bowman, tho
Maui instructor in thl3 branch, is still
retained, all his work henceforth must
be before and after tho regular school
In short, tho vocational training at
present has no claim whatorer upon
tho pupils in tho public schools, and
tho enly classes in this work are mado
up of boys who voluntarily come be
foro school, or will remain after hours
to take tho work. Tbo teachers can
not enforce attendance.
An Administration Order.
Prof. Bowman, whon scon about tho
matter, declined to commont upon it
for publication. Ho confirmed, how
ever, tho fact that such an order has
A. T. Lougley of Marketing Division
Shows How Co-operation Will
Benefit a Farming Community
'WAIAKOA, October 15. The resi
dent a of Kula met in tho school house
at Waiakoa on Saturday last and ef
fected an organization. Tho meeting
was a representative one, persons of
all the nationalities who llvo in that
section being present, women as" we)l
as men, and tho attendance was good
the largest of tho school rooms be
A. T. Longley, superintendent of
the Marketing Division, addressed the
meeting. He spoke of tho success
elsewhere of such associations as the
one that was proposed, and of the
advantages that would bo gained
through organization such as econ
omy of labor in the hauling of largo
loads; better transportation rates on
larg" shipments; more satisfactory re
turns, for produce because of better
grading, packing and more uniform
supply; tho quicker adjustment of
claims through the association's
agent; and tho saving through buying
supplies at wholesale.
He spoke also of tho work tho As
sociation might do to improve farm
ing practice, to mako country life
mor enjoyable, and to lighten the
wonc of the women in tho homes by
encouraging tho improvement of the
country home and introducing labor
saving devices there.
Somo timo was then occupied In
general discussion and in translating
what had been said.
Tho following officers wore then
elected: President, J. Vincent, vic
presidont, Isobo Moloda; secretary
treasurer, Edwin C. Mooro; agent,
George Copp. Additional members of
tho board of directors Robert G. on
Tempsky, Yoshihara Suyckichi, Ma
nuel He Rego.
The board of directors was then
instructed to draft a constitution, af
ter which tho meeting adjourned.
A meeting of tho board of directors
was held Tuesday afternoon. Mr.
Vincent offered his resignation, stat
ing that tho associaiton was not or
ganized along tho lines ho believes
to bo best and that ho therefore wish
ed :o wlthdiaw. The resignation was
accepted. At this meeting tho board
considered the draft of a constitution
which had been prepared and dis
cussed methods of handling tho pro
duce. been received and Is now In effect.
It i.i understood that the order Is an
"administration measuro' 'and does
not repreaont the real sentiments of
tho school department.
Teachers nre divided on tho matter.
Tho fact that promotion In tho grades
Is now dependent upon tho results of
quarterly examinations, and tliat tho
courso of study is declared to be a.
good deal moro rigid than heretofore,
many teachers declare that tho pupils
can not afford tho time required lor
tho manual training work.
Because many pupils aro obliged lo
work outside of school hours, it Is
stated that tho attendance at these
aitor-fcciiool and nofore-school classes
will probably bo Tory light. Also,
Prof. Bowman admitted, it is going to
be very difficult for him to cover the
ground botwoon the varioui school
during the hours romaiiilng .opon to
him, to moot tho classes that do ro-
Antwerp Falls Under Terrific Assaults Of Germans
and Belgium Royal Family Flees to England
Reports Of Conflict In Poland Oontradictory.
WAR DISPATCHES ARE CONTRADICTORY.
LONDON, October 16. Sharply contradictory reports of activity In
Galicia and Poland continue to be received.
Reuter dispatch quotes official announcement that Austro-German forces
have occupied fortified heights of Starasol, twenty-five miles south of Przcm
ysl, while Russian invasion of Hungary has been complete failure. Austrians
have pursued invaders through Carpathian passes, Austrian advance now
being at Skole, on upper Dneister. Attack on Russian position at Stryi and
Sambor being successfully conducted.
Dispatch from Pctrograd says Russian campaign in Galicia is progressing
favorably. Half of Austrian provinces securely held by invaders. Combined
German and Austrian force invading Poland met with crushing defeat.
Russian pursuit is continuing in direction of Lodz, North Poland, where i.i' t
Ing has been going on since October 4.
From Berlin comes dispatch that repeated Russian attempts to storm
German trenches, has resulted in heavy losses. Terrific artillery fire iled
to dislodge entrenched Germans. Latter dispatch includes announcement
that Russian attack on German-Austrian lines between Warsaw and Ivan
gorod, by force of eight army corps, has been repulsed.
AMSTERDAM, October 16. Germans have reached coast of Belgium,
twelve miles from Ostcnd. Four thousand prisoners taken by Germans in
capture of Antwerp and 500 guns and ammunition.
(Continued on Page G.)
Eight Grade Examinations For En
trance to High School Show
Some Surprising Results Hono
lulu's Poor Record.
That Maul r.chools liavo no leason
to be ashamed of Uieir efficiency,
when compared with schools of the
other islands, is evidenced by the re
sults of tin now system of examina
tions instituted last year. Entrance
to high and normal schools is now
made by diploma from the Eighth
Grade. Or tho U5 EigTitk Giade pu
pils taking theto examinations (In
cluding also privato school pupils) but
53 per cent passed; while of the 10
Maui pupils who took the same exam
inations, 1- passed, or 75 per cent.,
Tho remarkably poor snowing of the
Honolulu schools in this test is a
matter of general comment among
taethers and others.
Tho following tablo shows the re
sults by schools:
Sciiool g s S
Central Grammar SS 42
Royal SI 11
Hlio High C5 35
KaahtniMiiu . . 45 32
Kaiulani Si 19
Normal , G2 10
Kaprn 17 S
Wninlua & 7
Wailuku 5 5
Kalihlwacim 10 C
Kamehamoha GUIs 5 &
Maul High and Grammar 8 6
Pa&uilo -l .1
Kawaialmo Seminary ... 1 1
Liliuokalanl Q i
Eleelo S 3
Kamehamoha III 5 1
MiUs School S 1
Leileiuia 2 1
Keokea 1 1
Koloa 11 1
Kaneohe 1 1
Puuntne 2 0
Ilauula 3 o
AttfRke f 1 o
St. Anthony's School
for Girls , g o
Total 115 287
Hawaii Sends Nurses
To Scene of Great War
Four nurses have been sent from
Hawaii for duty among tho wounded
on the battle fronts of Europe. They
are: Miss E. L. Craig, formerls- head
nurse of the Palama mission; Miss
Lindsay Gray, Mrs. Cir'stino Hunter
and Miss E. C. Jordan. The little party
left by the Sonoma last Friday for
New York, from whence it will take
passage for England. The expense of
sending tho four nurses was bor:i'"
by f, small group of Honolulu pecple
headed by Mrs. dive Davies.
Successful Church Fes
tival at Paia Church
Over 2."i00 persons took part in the
big church feast at Paia last Sunday,
the occasion being the celebration of
tho day of Our Lady of the Rosary.
It was one of tho largest and most
successful affairs of tho kind oei
held on Maui. Tho day was perfe.:t
and the people poured in from every
direction by automobile, by train, and
on foot. Tho plantation trains run till
day to accommodate the crowds.
High Mrjs was celebrated by Rev.
Father Athamtslus, of Maknwao. as
sist eci by Fathers Ambiose and Char
les, and was of particularly lmprinr
Later a fair and luau was hold.
Much of tile success of those features
was duo to Miss Mary Nunes and Mis.
Maria Silva, who headed the fair com
mittee, and to Mrs. Visiter and Mrs.
Shaw, who managed tho luau Ma
nuel Nunes was responsible for the re
freshments. As a result of the celo
braiinn (which by the way, was not
poned from tho previous Sunday on
account of tho Civic Convention) the
sum of $440 was reclined. Father
Francis and other leaders of tht Paia
churih, wish to thank everybody who
helped to make the event the success
Road Laborer Charged
With Raising Warrant
Srm Knpiioho, of Haiku, is in jail
at Makawao, waiting an indictment
against him for forgery, by tho Brand
Jury which 'meets next week. Kapli
oho worked one ikty on the roads last
month, and received a county warrant
in due course for f 1 25. Whon tho
warrant got to the County Treasurer
it wa discovered tliat It had been
rained to f 9.25. The work of raising
the amount was not skilfully done.
Ob the charge that Kapltoho had
raised the ':heck, he was arrested and
will lie tried.