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is Best for the News
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Advertise in the News
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1914.
Claudine Chartered By Trail and Moun
tain Club to Encircle This Island
Over Half Required Number Se
curedMany Side Trips Planned.
Maui is to be the objective point
of a Trail & Mountain Club excur
sion which will leave Honolulu on
New Year's eve, provided the
Hume Ford organization is able
to get at least 121 to book for the
trip. It is said that over half this
number already signed, for the voy
age. Details of the proposed ex
cursion have recently, been pub
lished as follows:
'It has been decided to make
the rate around Maui;$7:.50 to all
taking part in the excursion. It is
definitely arranged that the ClauN
dine will leave at seven-thirty
o'clock Thursday evening, Decem
ber 31, arriving at Lahaina at day
light New Year's day. Only those
will be sent ashore here who wish
to auto over to Wailuku to see the
ball game, or who wish to ascend
Haleakala from Paia.
Will Visit Outer.
"The second stop of. the Clau
dine will be shortly after break
fast New Year's day when those
to "Do mm
who wish to go through Kaupo nriloxander j. McLeod had been
and Haleakala crater will be land
ed at Makulau. About noon it is
expected that the Claudine will
anchor in Hana bay to disembark
those who wish to tramp over the
"The party will walk eight
miles to the Trail & Mountain rest
house' beyond Nahiku, near the be
ginning of the Ditch trail where
the night will be spent. On Satur
day the tramp will be continued to
the half-way .house in Keanae Val
, ley, where lunch will be served at
fifty cents a head. The afternoon
will be spent in tramping to the
rest house at Huelo, where the
party will eat and sleep, making
its way to Paia and Kahului Sun
day. Spend Night at Maim.
"The Claudine will probably
remain over night at Hana, making
her way to Kahului Sarurday
morning, giving those who make
the round-the-island trip a day and
a half in which to explore Iao Val
ley and attend Sunday services.
' 'The several exploration parties
will meet aboard the Claudine Sun
day evening at Kahului and be re
turned to Honolulu by daylight
Those who wish to engage
horses or automobiles are asked to
communicate with the Trail it
Mountain Club at once, box' 649
As the $7.50 rate includes only the
steamer fare, those who anticipate
making over-night excursions are
requested to bring their blankets
There will be room for twenty-one
women on the Claudine.
' Malcolm Smith has been em
ployed by the Trail & Mountain
Club to assist in the details of the
excursion, as well as to look after
the regular week-end trips on
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Demand Jury Trial.
Ananswer denying generally the alle
gations alleged in the complaint and a
demand for trial by jury were filed by
the defendants yesterday in the circuit
rourt in the case of tlie Pioneer Mill Co.,
of LPjina, Maui, against Mrs. M. Rei
mauiii August Keiuiauu, Kugene Duvau-
chelle aud Thomas Medeiros. Advertiser.
Man is Dead
Alexander J. McLeorJ. of
Answers Last SummonsHad
Been Identified With Sugar Busi
ness For Many Years.
The death of Alexander J. Mc
Leod, the well known superintend
ent of the Kihei division of the
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Company, which occurred at the
Kula Sanitarium at 1:30 o'clock
last Sunday afternoon, was a great
shock to a large number of persons
in all parts of the Territory, few
of his friends having been aware
of his illness. Death was due to
tuberculosis, and occurred within
a short lime after the sufferer had
been taken to the sanitarium.
The funeral, which was largely
attended, was held on Monday
afternoon from the Wailuku Union
Church, and was under the aus
pices of Lodge Maui, No. 984,
& A. M., of which the deceased
was a member. Rev. R. B. Dodge
conducted the services, assisted by
Rcy,. A. Craig Bowdish.
The pall bearers were: James
Campsie, D. H. Case, Hugh How
ell, J. B. Thompson, A. C. Warn
er, and O. J. Whitehead
on the islands about 17 years. He
came first from Nova Scotia to
work at Makaweli, Kauai. Here
he was with Mr. Morris aud Mr.
Ben Baldwin. Going home for
about a year, he worked at Sprec
klesville. upon his return, and then
went to Kihei as" manager of the
Kihei plantation. He was with the
Kihei company until it was dis
solved, when he continued as
superintendent of that division of
the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
He was born at Charlottestown,
Prince Edward Island, Canada,
aud at his death was 49 years of
age. He is survived by a wife.
Lmch By Chamber
About 25 members of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce attended the
second monthly lunch meeting at
the Maui Hotel, on Thursday noon.
Iu the absence of. President P. P.
Baldwin, Vice-President R. A.
Wadsworth, presided. The routine
business of the chamber was dis;
posed of and a number of matters of
informal business were discussed
On motion it was decided that with
the presentation of the final report
of the committee on civic conven
tion, the financial statement of the
big gathering should be open for
inspection of all interested. Pro
gress was reported by the com
mittee on the Haleakala rest house.
A communication was received
from the Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee, together with a framed en
largement of a photograph taken at
the summit of the crater by a
visitor to the Civic convention, as
a gift to the chamber.
Mr. Marco Wolff, a visitor on
Maui, made a unet auuress, in
which he thanked the people of
Maui for courtesies shown him and
his sister. Wolff and Miss Wolfl
are well known theatrical people
from the Coast who are guests of
relatives here for a short time.
Luau Last Sunday a Great Success
Cooperation Idea Taking Hold
Fast Prof. Krauss Will Show
Kula Folk How to Thresh Beans.
WAIAKOA, Dec. 10. Approxi-'
mately a hundred people attended
the luau and meeting of the Kula
Parmers Cooperative Association
held at the home of Mr. George
Copp on December 6. It was a
most delightful affair, for which
the Association is indebted to the.
Copps and all those who helped
them. To one who attended the
first meeting of the Association the
most notable feature of this meeting
was the entire absence of the scep
ticism and suspicion which was so
strongly in evidence only a few
weeks ago. The K. F. C. A. is
firmly established in Kula.
The election for President result"1"
cd in Mr. George Copp being
chosen by a large majority.
The discussion of how, best to
raise funds for the necessary ex
penses of the Association was the
main topic considered. It was
decided to charge a three per cent
commission on sales aud purchases
to do this.
As the first step in the improve
ment of farm practice the Associa
tion has been investigating the
possibility of getting a fanning mill
to clean beans,. or athresherto both
thresh and clean them. Prof.
Krauss has offered to bring a
thresher to Kula and thresh for a
day that all may see this machine.
He will be here Monday, December
21. A full notice of this, telling
just where the work will be done
will be iu next week's paper.
The talk on poultry keeping was
repeated at the Kula Sanitarium on
A new tent-house, the floor
and walls to a height of about four
feet wood, a tent above this, has
been added to the equipment of the
Lahaina Sees Submarines,
Two submarines passing close
off the port of Lahaina, about four
o'clock yesterday afternoon was
the occasion of considerable ex
citement in the ancient capital.
Curiosity was soon satisfied as to
their identity when they opened
wireless communication with the
Lahaina station, reporting them
selves as U. S. submarines I'l and
F2, out for n practise cruise from
Well Known Japanese
Couple Married Yesterday
The marriage of two well known
Japanese young people took place
yesterday in Wailuku. The bride
was Miss Take Matsumura,
daughter of R. Matsumura, and
was formerly a teacher In the Wai
luku kindergarten; while the
groom was Chujomatsu Tanaka, of
Hilo, formerly cashier of the Japa
nese Mercantile Store of Kahului.
He is now connected with a large
liquor house in the Big Island city.
Mrs. Tanaka returned only about
8 months ago from Japan where
she has been attending school for
the past six years.
Vast Quantity of Food Products Des
troyed In Interest of Public Health.
Big and Little Suffered From
"Raid" of Federal and Territorial
Not less than $25,000 aud per
haps near $50,000 is the book value
of the food stuffs condemned and
destroyed last week on Maui by
the inspecting squad led by Dr. J.
S. B. Pratt, president of the Terri
torial board of Health, and A. W.
Hansen, U. S. Pood commissioner
aud chemist. Practically every
shop and store in the island, except
in the Hana district, were thorough
ly ransacked, and amazing was the
amount of food stuffs found declar
ed to be-absolutely unfit for human
consumption. As fast as discovered,
it was either .burned, or mixed with
kerosene oil to insure its not being
used for food.
The products destroyed consisted
of salt salmon, in all some 25 or 30
barrels, and canned and bottled
stuffs galore. It is said that Ithere
is probably not a tin of Prcnch
peas in Maui at present, because
all of this is made green with cop
per salts. Much of the canned
goods had fermented or otherwise
spoiled from improper packing,
and will probably be rebated by
In a number of instances, small
shops were practically put out of
business when the inspectors finish
ed their work.
But many of the large plantation
stores were hard hit also. A great
deal of goods was found without
the legal requirement of the net
contents being market on the wrap
It is stated that Honolulu jobbers
have been dumping much stuff
into the outside islands in "effort to
work off old stock that could not
be disposed of iu Honolulu under
present laws. A number of the
soda water establishments were
severely hit, through the regulation
which prevents the use ot the at
tached stopper bottles, now declar
ed unsanitary; and also the require
ment that character and quantity of
contents shall appear on every
label. Time was given for com
pliance with these regulations.
Daughter of Postmaster
Waal Dies in Honolulu
Postmaster Arthur Wall, of La
haina has the sincere sympathy of
his many friends in the loss of his
little daughter, Augusta, who died
iu the Queen's Hospital, Honolulu,
on Monday night, following an
operation for appendicitis. The
child had been attending school at
the Priory when taken ill, and the
father had no time to reach the
bedside before the little soul had
Brief funeral services were held
in Honolulu on Wednesday morn
ing, following which the body was
brought back to Lahaina by the
Mauna Ken, interment taking place
The pall bearers were O. J.
Whitehead, V. C. Schoenberg,
George Freeland, Prank Stark, H.
McCubbin and T. Nakainura.
In the death of his daughter, Mr.
Wall doubtless feels his loss with
double keenness, since the chijds
mother died but a few years ago.
SUNK IN GREAT BATTLE
Scene of Conflict Uncertain and All Details Most Meager
-German Victory in Poland Decisive Warsaw Now
Objective Results in West Unimportant.
GERMAN SUBMARINES' RAID FAILED.
LONDON, Dec. 11. Six German submarines which attempted to
reach flotilla of British off Sheeness yesterday, were caught and two of
the uudcr-water craft sunk. Rest got away.
FIGHT PROBABLY IN MAGELLAN.
Numberg was sunk in Tuesday's battle and Fresbou was pocket
ed in Straits. '
KAISER WILLING FOR TRUCE.
BERLIN, Dec. 11. If consent
will agree to tiuce during Christmas.
NISCH, D,ec. 11. Austrian
crushing of Servian army and conclusion of Servian further participa
tion in war, failed miserably. Austrian army was pursued back to
border. Serbs are advancing.
BOTHA SAYS REBELLION PAU.
LONDON, Dec. 11. Rebellion
cording to announcement of Botha.
RUSSIA SAYS GERMANS ARE CHECKED.
PETROGRAD, Dec. 11. German attempt to smash way through
Russian army for advance on Warsaw, is checked. Russians are hold
ing position they had taken up between Lodz and German's main
MANY RUSSIAN PRISONERS TAKEN.
VIENNA, Dec. 11. Austrians have taken 10,000 Russian prison
ers during battle in West Galicia.
ALLIES STILL ADVANCE.
LONDON, Dec. 11. From Arras comes report of cessation of-
German attacks and advances of Allies all along line.
MEXICANS STILL SHOOTING ACROSS LINE.
NACO, Dec. 11. Firing across border continues in spite of warn
ing sent out by American officers. Five hundred officers and men en
trained at El Paso yesterday, for scene of trouble, taking artillery.
INCOMPLETE STORY OP BIG NAVAL BATTLE.
LONDON, Dec. 10. Supplementary report of commander of Bri
tish fleet says Nurnberg also sunk in battle that lasted 5 hours. No
vessel in British fleet damaged. Admiralty silent on size of fleet. Ex
perts say defeat is equal to annihilation.
GERMANS REPORT SMALL ENCOUNTERS.
BERLIN, Dec. 10. Iu Prussia only activity was exchaugo of
In North Poland have stormed Trasnysz and captured 600 soldiers.
Town attacks along bank of Vistula continued. Russian attacks
in South Poland repulsed.
PARIS, Dec. 10. At Arras enemy made no further attempt to
resume offensive. We have advanced to 600 yards on Aisnc, and iu
Champaign the German artillery during last 24 hours showed increase
of activity but our artillery mastered in vicinity Rheims. Our heavy
gnus completed Germans to evacuate several trenches near Perth. We
have taken four trenches in forest Latretre.
FAMOUS STATESMAN DEAD.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. Congressman Sereuo Payne dropped'
MORE GRAFTERS ARRESTED.
CHICAGO, Dec. 11. Four more officers indicted for police graft.
Former chief detective bureau is one 'of them.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. Evers, baseball player serious. Pneumonia.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. Greatest cotton crop in historybeing
baled in South.
ROW WITH OAHU TAX OFFICE.
HONOLULU, Dec. 11. A collector will be appointed to gather
delinquent taxes. Assessor Wilder is indignant at report of Paris re
garding slow collections iu tax office.
of Allies can be obtained Kaiser
invasion which had for object the
in South Africa now at end, ac