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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1915.
Kahuliii Harbor Uncomfortable For
Ships Last Saturday and Sunday
Breakwater Stood Firm Dam
age in Other Parts of Islands.
Tlio most sevcio storm in a numj
ber ot years caused much inconven
ienco to Island shipping last Saturday
and Sunday. Kahulul harbor was so
tempest-tossed that no work could 'be
done, the Lurllne being obliged to sus
pend loading sugar on Saturday and
to go outside to ride out the storm.
The Virginian also was obliged to lay
off port over Sunday before the h r
bor was smooth enough for her to
safely enter. During Sunday tho beach
road from Kahulul around to tho elec
tric power station,, was awash from
the big swells! that piled mountain
.high oyer tho breakwater, and raced
almost unphdeked across tho harbor.
A Jargo amount of debris was washed
onto the roadway to be cleared awav
byUie prison gang on Monday.
Tho breakwater stood the terrific
pounding without any npparent in
jury. It was also very rough on tho La
haina side tho latter pait of last wtk
and a number of fishing boats caugh
off Lanai were unable to cross the
channel for soveial days, and some
uneasiness was felt for them, until the
weather moderated ' and they nade
Reports from all parts of the Terri
tory bring the same news of heay
weather. At Hilo there was const d r
able damage, Including the v'hrw
away of a considerable section of
. (rack, of the Hilo Railroad.
, , The Trail and Mountain Kaualex
curslonlsts, aboard the steamer Klnau,'
got the full force of the storm 'both
going and coming.
- . For March Term
The-grand and trial juries for tho
-?March term of the circuit court were
drawn onl Thursday. Tho grand ju
rors are , summoned to report on
March 17, while the. trial jurors will
b'egln (heir dutle3 on the Monday fol
lowing, March 22.
Following are tho lists as drawn:
M. C. Ayers, John C. Cabral, John
Chalmers, George Edwards, Geo. H.
Farnsworth, W. II. Field, E. Hane
berg, Win. U. Hansen, W. B. Hardey,
Frank H. Locey, C. D. Lufkin, M. T.
Lyons, J. M.' Medeiros, Phillip Pali,
(H,onry L. Sauers,.S. T. Short,-John JF.
Visher, L.- von Tempsky, C. G. White",
H. F. Wlllard.
Trial Jury. i
Ernest P. Baldwin, E. C. Bartlett, C.
A. Beall, Marlon Cabral, George Copp,
John Dolim, Phillip Espinda, J. F; Fro
denberg, Alfred Gerner, David Kua
mu, Paul F. Lada, Jacob M. Loo, II.
McCubbln, Geo C. Munro, A. H. Oana,
Geo. K. Richardson, II. W. Rice, F. P.
R03ecrans, Win. Scholtz, S. E. Scott,
II. II. Stre,ubeck, Fred. H. Tollefscn.
Geo. K. . Townijend, Jr., John Venhul
zen, Wm. Walsh, O. J. Whitehead. '
Ne weight at McGregors
A new conrete light tower at Mc
Gregor's landing is nearlng comple
tlon, and according to advices from'
tho llghthouso bureau will bo put Into
use about March' 1. Tho new light is
to differ in characteristics from tho
old. It Is to bo a flashing white light
qf about HOcandlepowor, flashing
every 1 seconds; flash Vj second
duration, to bo 72 feet above water
and 20 feet abovo ground on a white
pyramidal concrete tower, 270 degrees
from tho old structure, which w'll be
removed on tho same date that the
now light Is put In service.
Tho body of Miss Magdaleno Mos
ser, who died on December 9th, was
oxhumed this week, and taken to Ho
nolulu, whoro it will bo prepared for
shipment to tho former homo of the
deceased on the mainland.
Circumstance Connecting Tanaka
With Dastardly Attempt at Arson
and Possible Murder, Not Suffi
cient to Hold Him.
Renosuke Tanaka, a Wailuku Ja1a
neiie carpenter, was arrested this
week charged with attempting to hum
the house of a Japanese woman named
Mrs. Kuahara, at Waihee, on the night
of February 4. '
After an exhaustive hearing before
District Magistrate McKay, on - last
Wednesdays he man was discharged
for lack of evidence (o hold him. JTiie
case attracted a great deal of interest
in the. Japanese community, particu
larly so since tla is tho third case
of attempted incendiarism during the
past year or so. Suspicion pointed to
Tanaka, who had recently had troublo
with tho woman.
But there is no doubt that some one
attempted a most villainous crime,
even If Tanaka is innocent
Mrs. Kuahara, who is the wifo of a
man who was killed about five years
ago by his brother, was awakened by
the smell of smoko on tho night In
question, and discovered tho blaze be
fore it had gained much headway. It
was then discovered that a bunch of
oil soaked sacks had been placed un
der tho house, and attached to these
was a Japanese punk stick, tied to
a bunch of matches, and so arranged
that when the burning punk reached
tho malche-s a fire would be certain.
That she and her daughter were no
burned to death was largely a matter
of good fortune, and not through any
fault of the firo bug. Tho other cases
referred to were attempted In almost
the same manner.
Lumber Prices Take
Another Marked Drop
Indications Good For Big Year In
Building Operations on Maui
War Among Lumbermen Said to
Be Chief Cause of Recent Decliues.
For tho fourth time since tho first
of last June, a substantial slash in
lumber prices has been announced by
the Kahulul Railroad Company's Mer-
dhandlso Department. Tho last, cut
wont into effect on the 15th and Is a
reduction of 50 cents per thoand on
all grades of nor'west lumber. There
have been no recent changes in red
wood prices. Nor'west rough mer
chantable Is now selling at from $24 50
to $25.50, dependent on sizes; thi'Sf
figures being $5 or ?G under the prices
of a year ago. A contest for control
of the lumber business of the North
west .togothcr with alow; lumber sklft
and big stock on hand at tho mills, is
gtvon as the reason for the recent fre
quent slashes at prices.
Indications aro that tho coming
summer will bo ono of tho busiest
years in now construction work that
Maui has over known; due partly to
low lumber prices, and to tho fact
that for several years past now work
on the plantations haB beon practical
t The marriage of two woll known
young people of Wailuku occurred on
Wednesday ovonlng, when Miss Emma
Lyons becamo tho brldo of Mr. Her
Aian Scholtz. Tim ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Father Justin, in St.
Anthony's church, in tho presenco of
only a fow of tho closo frionds and
relatives of tho young people.
The brldo Is tho daughtor of the
late J. E. Lyons, and niece of T. B.
and M, T. Lyons. Mr. Scholtz Is a
popular young man ot Wailuku, Tho
many friends of Uio young couplp
will haston to wish them a happy and
prosperous voyage through life, Thoy
will soon go to housekeeping.
All-Maul Bail Players Will Play First
Game in Honolulu This Afternoon
Boys Made Good Showing Last
Sunday in Demonstration Game.
rnst-'hoal's aggregation of ball toss
ors got away for tho metropolis last
night, and will play in tho first game
of tho Carnival series against the 25th
Infantry team this afternoon.' The
team which Maul is sending down
comprises tho best of Maul's diamond
experts and strong hopes arc felt for
Following arethose who arc includ
ed ill the All-Maul bunch: M. G. Pas
choal, manager; W. E. Bal, Jr., , F.
Robinson, A. Robinson, W. E. Cockett,
Nakamura, Suyeda, Masaichl, H. Mey
er, M. Carreira, E. Baldwin, J. Kahaa
winul, W. Scholtz.
Sam Kaleo, J. Carrol, and II. Bald
win; who aro already In Honolulu, will
join tho team. The line-up of the first
game had not been fully decided upon
up to tho time of leaving.
Sunday's Try Out. ,
That tho Maul boys will give a good
account ot themselves is tho firm be
lief of. the largo crowd of fans that
watched the aggregation at work on
the Wailuku diamond, last Sunday af
ternoon. It was no kind of a game,
for the picked junior team against
which they played, was entirely out
classed; but tho way the boys handled
themselves was very pleasing to tho
wisd ones. ,
Prior -to the appearance of the All-
Maul combination, tho Cubs and the
Halkus, of tho junior league, 'played
a rather loose game, In which the
pineapple pickers were defeated .bje
tho scoro of 15 to 11.
Big Congestion on
Boats This Summer
Sailings Booked Full For Five Months
Ahead and Many Will Probably
Be Disappointed Sierra Bookings
All Canceled For July.
That malTiy persons anticipating vis
iting tho exposition at San Francisco
this summer will bo doomed 'to dls p-
polntmcnt, ceoms to bo Indnafcd froir
the fact that already steamer accom
odations for all sailing? up Jo tlin lat
ter part of July aro already at a pre
mium. A number of Maui pi.o.-iu plan
ning to sail during Juno and July .md
who have not yet been booked, hdve
already learned that they may bo forc
ed to change their plans.
Over 175 bookings for tlv July sail
ing of the Sierra, were canceled this
week on orders from tho San Fran
cisco offico of tho Oceanic Coiapany,
on account of tho vessel's hi-. :i"K boon
chartered for the round trip by tho
National Order ot Knights of Colum
bus, who will mako r.n excu i'-on from
tho coast. city to tho Islands.
' There-is somo hoj.o that a number
of excurslrfrr a to tmcrH amius from
tho Atlantic may make ti ; Island Lio
and thus" help to ndlufo tlu situation
HELD FOR CRIMINAL ASSAULT.
Jose Perry, Porto RIcan, was on
Thursday committed to answer before
tho grand jury, on a chargo of at
tempted rapo on Tiuru Morlmoto, a
Japanese woman living at Llllkoi, a
short distance above Haiku. Tho al
leged assault was mado on December
13. According to tho story told before
District Magistrate McKay, the Porto
Rican is supposed to havo gono lo the
woinan's home, ostensibly to buy some
chickens, and finding hor alono com'
mlttcd the assault.
Tho govornmont llghthouso bureau
Is receiving tenders for tho llghthouso
keopor's houso at McGregor's landing,
which Is to bo sold on March. 15th.
Tho houso Is a framo structure 18x23
foot In size, with a galvanized Iron
roof. Tho houso must bo romoved
within CO days after tho date of Salo,
Arrested on Embezzlement Charge, But
Released on Showing of no Criminal
Liability But $6,000 in Savings
Said to Have Disappeared.
The arrest of J. Uneda, ono of tljo
two largest Japanese merchants in La
haina, last Saturday, on charge of
ombezzllng funds entrusted to his
keeping, caused moro than passing ex
citement In the west Maul metropolis,
partlculatly among tho Japanese. Af
ter a hearing on Tuesday, the crimi
nal action was dropped, but it is now
likely that Uio matter will bo fought
out In tho civil courts.
The charge upon which Uneda was
arrested, was that ho had accepted
money from a largo number of Japa
nese In the capacity of banker; but
that when tho depositors attempted
to withdraw their savings they were
unable to do it. It is now contended
however, that these "depositors" aro
in reality shareholders, or partners, in
Uueda's business, and that, though
the firm may be In a bad way finan
cially, there is no ground for criminal
It Is claimed that ?G000 or liiore In
small amounts, put In by Japanese
laborers, has now disappeared.
C. G. WHITES COMING HOME.
Friends of Mr. and Mis. Clarence
White, of Haiku, will bo interested in
tho news of the arrival of a baby girl
to their home recently. Tho Whites
are at present In Berkeley, where
they have been for some months, but
Mr. White Is expected home the lat
ter -partof next month, while Mrs
White and tho children will follow
PUTS BLAME ON VICKERS.
Kanamu Hiram, an automobile dri
ver in tho rent service, was round
guilty of fast and furious driving in
tho environs of Lahaiua, by Judge
John Brown, Jr., on Tuesday last, and
given a suspended sentence of four
months. Hiram denied that ho was
running fast, but blamed such speed
as ho was making to Ben Vlckers, tho
well known drummer, who, ho says,
doesn't llko anything slow.
Order Transferring the Business to Ka
lawao Nov in Abeyance Irregu
larities and Politics Said to Have
Been the Cause.
Unless tho recommendations of
Postofllco Inspector Flavan are favor
able, Kalaupapa, tho principal village
in tho Molokal settlement, will soon
bo without a postoillce. Tho order
abolishing the office was received last
week by Postmaster Wilmington, di
rect from Washington, and was to
havo gono into effect this week. AH
of tho business of tho Kalaupapa of
flee was to havo been transferred to
tho Kalawao office, six miles away.
Tho uproar which resulted when the
order becanftr1 known, reached Hono
lulu, and Postmaster Young succeed
cd -in having tho ordor delayed until
tho inspector has tlmo to investigate,
Tho belief is gonerally oxprossed
that political rivalry has Inspired com
plaints to bo sent to tho department
with the result that tho ordor was
Issued. It is said that irregularity In
fumigating mail matter doposited by
tho lepers may have bcou tho basis
of tho charges.
Tho matter Is much llko tho Haiku
suspension order, In that the resldonts
affected knew nothing of what was
contemplated until tho ordor arrived.
May Lose Its
RUSSIANS ARE BADLY
BEATEI BY GERMANS
Disastrous Defeat of Czar's Forces After Terrific
CampaignWorld Waits For Germany
to Strike By Sea.
GERMANY CLAIMS GREAT VICTORY.
BERLIN, February 18. Near Plock we have taken 3C00 prison
ers. In East Prussia, 54,000 prisoners, 71 guns, 100 machine guns, 3
hospital trains, air craft, 150 carloads ammunition, and much war mat
erial. French losses north Rheims, heavy.
KAISER ANNOUNCES RUSSIAN DEFEAT.
BERLIN, February 18. Kaiser has wired from east front:
Russians completely beaten. Our beloved Prussia free from enemy."
WAITING FOR GERMANY TO STRIKE.'
LONDON, February 19. British ships sail as usual. German
blockade has yet to be effected.
strike first blow. Some believe Emperor's reply to note from Washing
ton will not satisfy American government.
Kussia is sending new armies to
Duke Nicholas has surrendered East Prussia to German forces but is
fighting stubbornly while readjusting. Heavy conflicts still raging in
Carpathians. Allies will inaugurate general offensive in the west with
out delay. This may relieve pressure
CREWS OF FIVE BRITISH SHIPS SAVED.
BUENOS AIRES, February
aild passengers of the five British ships sunk by the Kronz Prinz Wil
helm in South Atlantic.
LONDON, February 19. Norwegian steamer Nordcap sunk with
entire crew in Baltic when she struck
COPENHAGEN, February 19.
Parseval, wrecked yesterday, have
VIENNA, February 19. Minister of Agriculture appeals to farm
ers not lo leave a single crop uncultivated. .Food problem is acute.
' FRENCH DENY
PARIS, February 19. French
denial of Berlins claims to victory
rew days almost entirely to advantage of Ircnch.
LONDON, February 18. Turkey yields to demands of Gr:e, for
satisfaction for insult to Greek legation attache.
Press concedes heavy loss of Russians in East Prussia.
Insurance rates rising against war United States and Germ mv.
Places risk within six months, 21
bkippers of merchant vessels
pearance of submarines of Allies
mistakingly ramming friendly submarines.
LONDON, February IS. Germanys submarine blockade 'jcgah at
midnight. Holland passenger lines have canceled sailings. Scandina
vian trans-channel traffic unaltered. Insurance not affected.
SUBMARINE SINKS BRITISH SHIP.
HAVRE, February IS. Established that German submarine s;.nk
British steamer Dulwich, off Cape Antier. All but two 'of crew ac
counted for. Survivors picked up
BERLIN, February IS. German reply to American protest o,,'ainst
war zone order, cabled to Washington. Germany declines lo niter
position though letter is couched in friendly terms. Unable to nt eerie
in view of English attempts to sever food supply of non-conibatnnis.'
TQKIO, February 18. Hindu soldiers stationed at Singapore a c
revolting. French and Japanese marines landed. Some fighting. 400
SHIP PURCHASE BILL LOST.
WASHINGTON, February 19. Ship purchase bill sent to con
ference, which means practically abandonment of the measure.
House leaders oppose any interference with affairs in Far East.
Government will go slow. Ex-Secretar' of War Dikcnson says peace
Secretary Garrison says aeroplanes excellent for scouting, but
effects nothing in actual attacks.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS; February 19. Frank James, the out
law, is dead at 74.
ANOTHER DYNAMITER CAPTURED.
SEATTLE, February 19. David Caplauwho has been hunted
WASHINGTON. February lS.-r-China's statements of Japanese
demands are different from Japan's.
President will not call extra session, even if shipping bill is blocked.
Carranza has evacuated Mexico City, and Zapata occupies ilal. ,
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HONOLULU, February 19. Scully and McGrath have beun'fnV
ion. vetfr mv.
dieted for robbery.
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Downing street waits for Kaiser to
check great German wave, orand
upon Slavs in the east.
19. The Holjrer is bringing crews
Crews of the Zeppelins III. and
GERMAN CLAIMS. ' '
comunique published is complete
in recent fighting. Operations 'last
per cent. .
are being made acquainted with ap
to prevent merchant vessels from
in small boats, saw submaiiue after