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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1915.
Three Men Held For Revolting Crime
Father .of Victim's Wife and An
other Filipino Hired By Woman's
Lover to Commit Deed.
Because another man coveted his
wife, Pedro Mendoza, a Filipino lab
orer on the Klpahulu plantation was
treacherously lured to his doom by
his father-in-law, and foully murdered
by a hired assassin, on the morning
of February 14th, according to tho
facts brought out at tho coroner's In
quest held In Hana this week. Dlnel
Buladao, who Is alleged to have crush
ed Mendoza's skull with an Iron bar;
Francisco Mlra, father of the victim's
wife; and William Docleros, Mho It is
claimed instigated the plot, are unde
arresl and will probably be brought to
tho Walluku county jail from Hana
The revolting crime was discovered
last Saturday when a Filipino living
at Makalai, about 2 miles from lia
na, while engaged in digging potatoes,
discovered the badly decomposed re
mains partially burled in the field
near the government road. Sheriff
Crowell, who visited Hana the first of
this week on a slumping tour, at once
look up tho case, with the result that
the guilt was apparently firmly fixed
on tho three men, and they were under
arrest by Wednesday evening. All of
the parties to the gruesome tragedy
According to tho story, as brought
out at tho inquest, Docleros had be
come smitten by the charms of An
gela Mendonza, wife of Pedro, and ho
finally conspired with Francisco Mlra,
father of the woman, to put Mendoza
out of the way. Dlnel Buladao was
hired to commit tho murder, and Mlra
accepted ?2 for guiding Meildoztfto
his doom. On Sunday mornlnc, Feb
ruary 24, Mendoza was accordingly
persuaded to accompany his father-in-law
from Klpahulu to Hana on some'
pretext, and Buladao, concealed by
the roadside struck him down from
behind as he passed. Tho body was
then dragged into the field and burled
in a shallow grave scooped out with
a hoo which Mlra carried.
The wife of the dead man was told
that her husband had deserted her,
and had left tho island, and she in
turn reported this to tho police in Kl
pahulu. After the discovery of the
body she positively identified it from
Maui's War Bride
Among tho arrivals on Maul last
Saturday was Mrs. W. B. Hayward.
Mrs. Hayward "was a returning pass
enger during tho week by the steam
er Niagara from Vancouver. When
she left tho Islands Just a month ago
by tho same vessel! Mrs. Hayward
was Mrs. Ella Crandhll, a teacher in
.he Hamakuapoko sdhooI. Site was
Inarried immedIatelyjipon her arrival
in the Canadian city, and three days
later was on her way back to Maui.
Mrs. Hayward is Maul's war bride.
Her husband belongs to a Canadian
cavalry regiment which has been or
dered to tho front The marriage un
dre normal circumstances woild have
taken place somotlmb next summer.
NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT THIS
For tho purpose of raising funds to
defray the expenses of some of tho
young students at the Maunaolu Semi
nary, a novel entertainment and dance
has been arranged for this evening by
the alumnao of the institution, which
promises to bo one of tho most pleas
ant occasions of the season. A very
fine musical program has been pre
pared under ther direction of Mrs. W.
H. Field, who is chairman of tbe com
mittee In charge of tho affair. A novel
feature of tho event will be the rule
that only Hawaiian must ho spoken
during tho evening, and anyone found
violating this rulo will bo subject to
Pineapple Growers to
W. I. Wells Heads New Organization as
Manager-Kuiaha Homesteaders Be
lieve They Have Solved Knotty
Problem of Holding Down Costs.
A plan of co-operative farming Is
soon to be actively undertaken In tho
Kuiaha homestead district. The Idea
is something of a novelty In Urn Is
lands and Its results will doubtless be
watched with much interest. Some
dozen or more of the settlors are In
terested In the project, and others are
expected to Join.
The object of the association is
chiefly to ralso pineapples on a co
operative basis as far as tho planting
and cultivating Is concerned. Tho or
ganization will undertake to do all
the work connected with the buslnuss
from the plowing the ground to the
marketing of tho crop, and the mem
bers will bo charged their pro-rata
of tho cost. W. 1. Wells, one of the
leading homesteaders in tho district,
hai been appointed manager of the
company on salary, and he will de
vote his entire time to tho work.
It is the belief of those interested
in the enterprise .that a large saving
in teams and equipment can thus be
effected over what would bo possible
through Individual effort. The asso-
elation is actively backing up the bill
now before tho legislature which pro
vides for legally chartering co-operative
associations, along lines now in
force In many of the mainland states.
If this bill becomes law tho associa
tion believes that it will be enabled
to safeguard its Interests In such man
ner that Its success will be practical
J. C. Foss, Jr., Gets
Rest House Contract
The new rest house on Haleakala
Is soon to be a reality. The rest house
committee of tho chamber of com
merce this week awarded tho con
tract for the construction of the build
ing to J. C. Foss, Jr., at his bid of ?500
for tho Job complete. The contractor
will begin work next week and under
his contract will finish tho Job in
sixty days. Mr. Foss will also trans
port the nineteen odd tons of mater
ials from the 2.8 mile post to the top
at his bid of ?10 per ton.
Wor khn3 already been started In
hauling tho structural iron and other
building materials from Kahului. The
haul to Ollnda will bo done by Hugh
Howell, while from there to tho 2.8
mile post bullock teams supplied by
L. von Tempsky will do the work.
HAIKU AND KALAUPAPA OFFICES
MAY BE SAVED.
Thomas J. Flavin, the new postofllco-
inspector for Hawaii, spent several
days on Maul last week Investigating
the matter of tho proposed abolish
ing of tho Haiku postolllce In favor
of Pauwela. From expressions made
by Mr. Flavin patrons of tho Haiku
office arc very hopeful that the order
from Washington cutting out tho or
flco will be rescinded. It is believed
that liko action will bo taken In re
gard to the order abolishing tlie Ka
laupapa office on Molokal.
SILVA CAMPAIGNING FOR LAKE.
Louis II. Sllva, who resigned from
the police force tho first of the
month, Is out In tho field stumping for
Chas. Lake, for county sherJIT. It is
reported that Silva hps bee.t prom
ised tho place as deputy shoriff in
case Lake succeeds In winning the
sheriff's chair from Clem Crowell.
WAILUKU CARD CLUB.
ThoWailuku Card Club met last
Wednesday and was most delightfully
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. W. II,
Field, who were hosts of tho evening.
About forty members wero present.
KENTUCKIAN WILL TAKE SUGAR,'
Tho American-Hawaiian freight r
Kentuckian is duo in Kahului fits
morning with a lot of miscellaneous
freight for this island. Sho will t.ako
away a largo consignment of Central
Continued Low Prices For Product
Finally Convinces Stockholders
Efforts Are Futile Will Not Dis
pose of Land at Present.
Itubber culture inllawail, which
held out so much proiilse when It was
started nine or tciy years ago, has
definitely been declared' a failure.
Long continued low prices for the
product has been mostly responsible
for this failure to show profits. -
The Nahiku Itubber Company, which
has been the leading concern engage d
In tho undertaking, formally made
this pronouncement when Its stock
holders, at their annual meeting last
Friday, voted to abandon tho under
taking. Tho decision was cot a ir
prl'c, as the directors had suspended
operations solan weeks ago, dliicliiug
in;; all of Uo liir-crurs, and putting tbe
c.v,-pany's ps-,ierl;' in charge ot a
caretaker. Thin n tlon Iowh tho al
most complete failure of tho roselle
crop' last fall, on which the last hopes'
had been centered.
It is not likely that tho company
will bo immediately disbanded, now
ever, as it is still believed that the
land owned will provo to have high
value for stock raising or other nsil
cultural purpose. The company al
ready has a start made with cattle,
and it also has a small herd of hogs,
which apparently thrive welb The
likelihood seenu. to ho that tho land
will be leased for ranch purposes.
But rubber Is to be a thing ot the
past. Tho thousands of trees which
have been planted -will l:o abandoned
or removed in case tho land is needed.
Tho Nahiku company shareholders
have put Into the enterprifto some
thing like $150,000, white fno several
"'her concems in the Nahiku dis
trict, which hud all virtually abandon
ed the struggle some time ago, have
probably sustained a loss of as lyuch
or more. Tho success of the roselle
crop a year ago was so encouraging
'rat it was believed tho xit'Mtlon had
leen saved, but the excessively wet
year which followed, rendered tho
i'o' is. a fail ir and added tho fin
W. A. Anderson, who has been man
ager of the company almost from the
start, and who has devoted most
strenuous efforts In face of all dis
couragements to bring tho property to
a profit paying basis, left Maui Uils
week, and will proceed to Southern
California where Mrs. Anderson has
been for somo time. Ho still has
strong faith in roselles, and expects
to exploit tho new drink made from
tho fruit, at tho San Diego exposition.
Have Big Kick
The Kula F.irmVrs' Association is
up in arms over tltp report from Ho
nolulu that tho ihiuse commltteo on
agriculture has issued order to the
Territorial Marketing Division that it
shall no longer purchase supplies for
the association, as it has been doing
in tho past. It is understood that
strong resolutions of protest will be
passed at tho meeting of tho asso
ciation to bo held tomorrow.
PREPARATIONS FOR BIG DANCE.
A lot of costumes havo already been
ordered from the Coast for tho fancy
dress ball which will bo given on
April 10 at tho Kahulut Lyceum by the
Maul Racing Association. These
dances have always been among the
biggest social affairs of tho year on
Maui, and this season's will not likely
bo an exception. A largo number of
visitors aro expected from Honolulu
for tho affair.
SUPERVISORS TO MEET.
Tho County Supervisors hold their
monthly meeting nVxt week beginning
on Wednesday. CfVang to the extreme
heat it is doubtful if any more than
purely routine business will bo trans
Fraud Alleged in
Temporary Injunction Issued Restrain
ing Auditor Paying $509 to Hama
kuapoko Store On Order Bank
ruptcy Attempt Failed.
A new turn was taken In tho W. It.
Patterson bankruptcy caso last Sat
urday when the- attempt made by tho
Iao Stables and other Maul creditors
to have Patterson declared an Invol
untary bankrupt was abandoned, and
in its place a temporary Injunction
secured from the circuit court In Ho
nolulu, restraining the Maul county
auditor from paying over to tho Ha
makuapoko Store of tho Maul Agri
cultural Company, the $500 awarded
to It by Judgo Edlngs on mandamus
action. The injunction which wns se
cured by Attorney Eugene Murphy on
behalf of the Iao Stables Company,
alleges that tho Hamakuapoko Store
furnished to Patterson but $15 worth
of goods against the $500 order given
by Patterson against money due him
on a county road contract. It further
claims that all above this $45 is a
fraud, and it demands from tho com
pany an Itemized account of tho goods
Patterson Is supposed to have secur
ed for the $500.
The caso Is set for hearing in Ho
nolulu next Monday.
Company I Has Large
Attendance at Drill
Seven full squads G5 men In all
ot Company I, National Guard of
Hawaii, turned out for drill at the
Walluku ball park last Sunday. This
Is the best attendanco on record for
a company drill, and Captain Kaao
was accordingly gratified. The com
pany has a full enrollment ot about
95 men. The drill last Sunday was
very satisfactory, and Capt. Kaao feels
that his men will make a creditable
showing at the Inspection which will
bo held later in tho month.
Through the courtesy of tho super
visors in permitting the use of the
county auto truck, it was possible to
get many men to the drill on Sunday
from outlying districts, who would
otherwise havo beeff unable to attend.
County Engineer Howell has prom
ised to at once make a survey of the
site offered by tho Walluku Sugar
Company as a rllle range. The lease
will then bo perfected with tho fed
eral government and tho boys will in
a short tinio be able to have target
practlfco under proper conditions.
FATHER PHILIP ILL.
Father Philip, who has been, In
charge of the miss:
on at Kalawao, Mo
lly ill, according to
cceived by Bishop
. Tho Mlkahala on
lokai, is dangcrou
wireless advices :
Libert of Honolulu
a special trip last Monday look tho
sick man to Honolulu, where ho is
under treatment in tho Queen's Hos
pital. DEFENDER STARTS FOR COAST.
Tho schooner Defender, which after
various narrow escapes from leaving
her bones on Hawaiian reefs, finally
managed to get away safely on Wed
nesday from Hana with a full cargo of
sugar from tho Kaeleku mill.
JURY DENIES DAMAGES ASKED.
Tho $20,000 damage 3Ult brought by
M. M. Martins against A. A. Wilson,
contractor, which was tried In Hono
lulu last week before a Jury, was de
cided on Saturday when a verdict was
returned in favor of tho defendant.
Martins claimed that ho had been In
jured while employed by Wilson on
mad work at KaklpI gulch, on this Is
land. CONSIDERING LAHAINA WHARF.
E. E. Bodge, James Waknfleld and
T. M. Church, members of tho terri
torial board of harbor commissioners,
roturned to Honolulu last Saturday
after spending several days aivestlcrat
'ng wharf and landing conditions on
Maul. Tho board is particularly In
Itrepted in the I visibility of tho pro
posert wharf at Laul for which tho
last legislature avnprJated J150.000.
STRONG ALLIES9 FLEET
AT TURK'S FRONT DOOR
Battering Forts of Dardanelles to Open Way For
Black Sea Wheat Ships Week of Small
Results For Either Side.
PARIS, March 5. Turkish embassy at Berlin and Envcr Bey say
forts at Dardanelles arc impregnable in spitc'of fact that several have
been silenced. Ten battleships continue to pour hot shot into structures;
LONDON, March 5. Two submarines sunk by British in English
channel, ended the second week of blockade. One crew lost, the other
taken off. Hospital ship St. Andrews chased by a wasp but escaped.
One German submarine surrendered when fired on by British ship.
Collier Thordis, which rammed one of the underwater craft, was dam
aged by contact.
BORDEAUX, March 5. Condition of Madam Bernhardt is un
favorable. Anxiety felt.
PITTSBURG, March 5. German National Bank closed by gov
ernment for irregular business methods.
ALICANTE, Spain, March 5. Belgian oil tanker caught fire in
harbor and was sunk by guns of Spanish fort.
LONDON, March 5. Reports from Geneva state majoriyt of guns
captured by Russians from Germans, in recent fighting in Northern
Poland, were of Austrian army. Many batteries taken.
Germans successfully assaulted Allies trenches north of Arras yes
terday, capturing 1600 meters of the line, according to Berlin official
reports. Repeated attacks of French beaten back.
Reports from Vienna confirm terrific battle in Carpathians.
Paris admits the success in part bombardment of Rheims.
Continued signs of friendship for the Allies is considered reason for.
punishment. In Vienna, one countess sentenced to one year imprison
ment. LONDON, March 4. Dispatch to Reuter's says Allies have re
sumed terrific bombardment of ports around Dardanelles sea. Only two
forts left intact. Turkish garrison burned dead before evacuating.
British collier Thordes gone to dry dock showing evidence of ram
ming submarine. Captain claims he destroyed German submarine at
LONDON, March 4. Standard Oil scamer Platuria, formerly
German steamer Diamant, from Philadelphia, has been taker, by orders
of British admiralty, and detained at Kirkwall. Second time" she has
LONDON, March 4. Inside forts and batteries of straits silenced.
Mine sweepers clear waters of mines while under fire. Fortifications
along Asia Minor side of narrowest passage, are razed and Sublime
Porte prepares to move seat of government.
PETROGRAD, March 4. Russians have captured 40,000 Otto
mans in trans-Caucasian fighting.
LONDON, March 4. Determination relief Przemysl and drive
Russians out of Galicia failed. Troops of Czar deal crushing blow to
enemy., Grand Duke Nicholas again advances whole line towards East
Prussia. Berlin admits German retreat.
Austrians lost heavily in engagement.
. PARIS, March 4. French have turned tables on enemy and forced
fighting in Argonne district. Teutons tried to hold ground. Feeling out
process findsGcrmans weak. Army of Kaiser at mercy of moral sup
eriority of French.
ATHENS, March 3. Government and banks moving records of
archives and funds to Conieh. German concerns also moving.
Six British and three French warships continued bombardment of
Desertions from Turkish army arc numerous.
LONDON, March 3. Text of Berlin's reply to American note re
garding abandonment using submarines against merchantmen received
here from United States with keenest interest; but is branded as in
sincere that Germany will accept Washington's proposal to abandon war
zone provided Great Britain allows food stuffs to pass. Great interest
shown in Germany's attitude. Belief is prevalent here that note is in
tended to bring United States into conflict.
Russians arc engaged on entire line in East. The offensive extends
across Poland to Lower Vistula.
Heaviest fighting is still in Carpathians with Austrian forces pour
The advance of German troops is reported as repulsed and more
German troops arc being rushed to western Rattle line where another
great drive will be made to stem allied forces.
ROME, March 3. Legislation
taken up in parliament today. War
to enter army.
WASHINGTON, March 4,
President has abandoned Panama trip.
Norwegian steamer Progresso, carrying supplies for Europe, sunk
by mine, taking down most of crew.
NEW YORK, March 4. Anarchists arrested yesterday police be
lieve, are only a part of organized gang.
British ilag will be flown over steamer Baltic carrying supplies to
Europe. Sailed yesterday.
NEW YORK, March 4. Reported that Platuria has been released.
Chinese Six Companies have called meeting to start boycott of ap
f SAN FRANCISCO, March 4. University of California ball
leant leaves for Japan in May to return via Honolulu in August to play
Owners of California relief ship Camina, disabled in Atlantic, re
port ship will continue voyage in fortnight.
California veterans decide to join new American legion.
WASHINGTON, March 4. Was no talk of extra session when
congress adjourned today. Among bill that failed of passage, were
ship purchase, conservation bill, rural credits bill, and Colombian and
WASHINGTON, March 4. In closing hours of Congress, repre
sentatives made definite statement of neutrality in passage of resolution
restricting furnishing of supplies to belligerent warships. Measure de
signed to avoid friction with any foreign power and emphasize national
ouservance oi international laws.
Villa's forces reported winning at Sabinas.
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