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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, APRIL, 17, 1915.
Dr. m Oonkey
Arraignment By Judge Stuart Stirs
Up Maui Doctor's Friends Say
Can Disprove Charges of Mai
practise. HONOLULU, April 12. Circuit
Judgo Stuart has tho Medical Society
of Hawaii on his trail, scalpel In hand,
and the v anesthetics have been loft
at home. Tho physicians of tho Ter
ritory claim that the third judge of
tho first circuit has injured Dr. W.
P. McConkey of Maul and done an In
justice to tho Pala hospital of Maul,
and they propose seeing that justice
Is done tho doctor and the Institution.
At tho regular meeting of tho asso
ciation, held on Friday evening, the
charges made against Doctor McCon
key from tho bench by Judgo Stuart
were brought up and tho general in
dignation felt by tho physicians was
Resolution Is Adopted.
Tho matter ended in the passage of
tho following resolution:
"WIIBIIEAS, On Marcli 23, 1915,
the Hon. Thomas TJ. Sluait, Third
Judge of the Circuit Court of the First
Circuit, rendered a decision granting
a new trial to the plaintiff In the case
of M. A. Martin versus A. A. Wilson,
and in this decision which was pub
lished in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin,
on March 29, 1915, the said Judge
Stuart made a serious and deliberate
attack upon tho professional charac
ter and standing of Dr. W. F. McCon
key, a member of this society, charg
ing him with negligence, ignorance,
wrongful practice, and other profes
sional misconduct, and stating in con
clusion that in his personal opinion
'If tried "upon tho merits, Doctor Mc
Conkey would bo found guilty of mal
practice as to his conduct of this
in the' same decision made charges of
a similar nature against tho Paia Hos
pital, Its management and its staff of
Charges Reflect Discredit.
"WHEREAS, Tho said charges
clearly tend to bring discredit upon
and to injure tho standing of Doctor
McConkey and tho Paia Hospital In
tho community; and,
"WHEREAS, .The society believes,
that such charges upon tho part of the
said Judgo Stuart nro not sustained oi
warranted by tho evidence In tho trial
of the case; now, be it therefore
"RESOLVED, That the Medical So
ciety of Hawaii, through Its executive
committee, take steps as aro neces
sary to secure to Doctor McConkey
and tho Pala Hospital, reparation for
the injury and injustice whlclu have
been done to them by tho said pub
lished decision and charges of said
Tho oxccutlro committeo of the
medical association, acting under the
resolution, is now laying the. founda
tion for further action.
Other Friends Also.
Dr. McConkey has no lacking of in
dignant hackers also among his
friends outside tho medical profession
and in fact the whole matter has
aroused much interest all over the ter
ritory. Tho Hawaii Herald pilnts edi
torially the following defense of ihe
Maui doctor and tho hospital of which
ho is the head:
A Bitter Attack.
Dr. Wilbur McConkey, of tho Poia
plantation hospital, is a man who, for
almost thirty years lias practised: his
profession In theso islands. Ho is
known as the guardian angel of all
who are sick or in distress. Ho has
the confidence of all those who have
been under his care at any time. The
attack on his character as a doctor Is
deplored by those who know tho phy
sician, and who have been treated by
him. A more painstaking doctor does
not exist anywhere on this globe.
Dr. McConkey is in chargo of tho
Maui Agricultural Company's planta
tion hospital. That Institution is kept
up at great expense by tho manage
ment of tno plantation. The lnstltu-
tlon Is a splendid one and is run on
up-to-date lines. Tho head nurso is
a splendid woman who is looked upon
as being almost a doctor. Tho hospi
tal Is not a government one and Dr,
McConkey, in addition to his duties at
tho Institution, has to care for every
plantation laborer on tho big sugar
estate, no uauy visits tno camps, ana
It is upon his shoulders that lies the
lesponslulllty or the sanitary conul
tlon of tho whole plantation.
Tho many friends of Dr. McConkey
feel that, in tho attack upon tho doc
tor's medical character, a gravo in
justice has boon done. Tho peoplo of
Maul, especially, must feel hurt over
the matter. Tho hardworking doctor
is dear to them all and tho attack,
coming from a man who Is a stranger
in tho group, is tno worst cut oi an.
ISLAND ELECTRIC WANTS NEW
I)y a bill introduced last week by
Senator Baldwin it would amond the
franchise held by tho Island Elecfilc
Company to includo Makawao district
as well as Wailuku district ns at pres
Clerk Declines to Put Names on Bal
lot of Candidates Elected at Pri
maryGeneral Conflict of Sta
tutes and Opinions.
Clerk Kaae declines to put D. T.
Fleming's name on tho ballot for the
county election next month. The
County Attorney backs up the Clerk
In this stand, on tho ground that
Fleming was elected a supervisor at
the primaries. On the other hand the
proclamation issued by the supervis
ors for the election calls for a full set
of officers to be elected on May 4, and
takes no account whatever of tho pri
mary elections. Also Attorney Gen
eral Stalnback, In an opinion to tho
County Executive Committee, express
es tho view that a member of tho
board of supervisors cannot be elected
under the primary law, oven though
ho receive a majority of all tho votes
cast. He holds, however, that the
primary election Is valid for all other
officials who may have thus received
In tho meantime Dave Fleming Is
hoping for a decision from the su
preme court, in a simtlar caso from
Hawaii county, which may clear up
the matter. In caso it does not, he
will possibly bring mnndamus .'.( ion
against the Clerk to get his mime on
County Auditor Wilcox, and F-lii-rlff
Crowell wcro refused by tho Clerk
when they demanded to have their
names placed on the ballot, on the
ground that they are already oloc'td;
and they were presented with a c.orti;
flcate of election Instead. Kaae a'so
presented himself with a like co'tifl
cate, for tho same reason. Of course
theso officials, having no competitors,
and being already In office wiil not be
affected In their positions, since under
tho law.they -must serve until their
successor is elected regularly.
Kaae states that the ballot for the
election will not provldS for position!
filled at tho primary election, and that
in the matter of the supervisors, the
instructions will i read: "Vote For
Three Only," Fleming being already
Makes Nasty Charges
Efforts arc being made to locate
tho writer of a lengthy anonymous
letter to tho board of supervisors, in
which serious charges are made
against various persons connected
with the county jail. The board of
prison inspectors has been looking in
to tho matter, but do not believe there
is much in tho story. Tho writer is
not believed to be at present in the
prison, and most of his allegations re
late to things supposed to have taken
placo upwards of a year ago. Most of
tho prisoners ho mentions as having
been badly treated aro not in the
prison at present. A letter written In
Hawaiian, but apparently by the same
hand, though signed by other initials,
has been received by Deputy Sheriff
Ferrelra. It alleges similar Irregular
ities in tho management of the jail.
Correa Wins Kuleana Suit7
Jos. Freltas Phillips lost his suit
agalnu Frank Correa through a dec!
sion of Judgo Edlngs last Saturday.
Tho caso was ono to determine the
title to n 13-acro kuleana in the Cor
rea ranth which Phillips claimed.
Correa won on point of adverse pos
session. It being shown that ho had
been in possession of tho land for
over ton years. E. R. Devins reprc
sonted tho plaintiff with Case and Vin
cent for tho defendant.
A number of cablegrams of congra
tulation will go forward today from
Maul friends of Miss Grace Gllmore
and Charles T. Bailey, who aro to be
wed today In San Francisco. Both of
tho young peoplo havo a host of
friends here. Miss Uilmoro was teach
er in the local schools for somo time
and Mr. Bailey is connected with tho
hydrocraphlc survey work In the Is
lands. Tho wedding will bo attended
by Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Lufkln, who are
in San Francisco at present. The
young couplo will go east for their
honeymoon, and will not return to the
Islands till fall, and will then make
their homo in Honolulu.
WHY FREELAND IS PROUD.
Georgo Freeland, I of the Pioneer
Hotel, Lahaina, was on this side of
tho island on Tuesday to receive a
now automobile- brought over by the
Claudine. Tho car is ono of tho few
mado-to-order machines on Maul, and
it is roported that Georgo refuses any
moro to associate with owners or com
Cubs Win First
Of Season's Series
New Series Commences Tomorrow
Cubs Must Win This Also to Hold
Cup. Fine Game Last Sunday.
Tho Cubs wero the winners of last
Sunday's championship game defeat
ing their opponents, tho Walkapus, by
the score of 5 to 0.
This game was very exciting and
tho loeers were held down by the re
liable John Keehu to only one hit and
striking out fifteen men.
Opposing Keehu was his rival De
Mello, who also pitched a good game
but his team mates lacked in support
ing him by making a few errors.
This ends the first scries, and to
morrow will be tho opening of the
second series. This series will be
short but it will be moro Interesting
than tho fir.st as the respective teams
will fight much harder to keep the
cup for tho next season.
The Cubs have the best chance so
far and should they win again, then
it will be in their possession perma
nently. With tho ending of tho first series
tho teams stood as follows:
P. W. L. Pet.
Cubs 10 7 3 .700
Walkapus .... 10 G 4 .GOO
Chinese 9 4 5 .444
Haikus 9 2 7 -.222
JUNIOR LEAGUE SCHEDULE.
At a meeting of tho Maul Junior
fUhletlc Association held this week, a
schedule for tho second series was
adopted, as follows:
Apr. 18 C. A. C. vs Haiku;
Cubs vs Walkapus.
Apr. 25 Haiku vs Walkapus;
C. A. C. V8 Cubs.
May 2 Haikus vs Cubs;
C. A. C. vs Walkapus.
May 9 Haikus vs C. A. C;
Cubs vs Walkapus.
May 1G Haikus vs Walkapus;
C. A. C. vs Cubs.
May 23 Haikus vs Cubs;
C. A. C. vs Walkapus.
The by-laws were also anlcnded so
as to permit .fourlnstqad, of thro
members of tho" several junior teams
to play also m the Senior league.
Electric Power House
Levied Upon By Sheriff
To satisfy a judgment of $282.71 In
favor of K. Honda against the Island
Investment Company, execution was
levied on Tuesday by thd sheriff on
thfi power house of the Island Elec
tric Company. Date for the sale of
tho property Is set for May 13. Tho
writ of execution was Issued by Judge
Stuart, of the First Circuit Court.
Honda's claim against the Invest
ment Company is based on construc
tion work done at tho plant of the
electric company, the stock of which
Is largely held by tho defendart cor
poratlon. It Is understood that the
levy docs not Includo tho machinery
of the power plant, and that no at
tempt will be made under tho execu
tion to stop tho electric company's
operation of Its property.
Tries to Shoot Another
Faradlo Gulan, Filipino, is in jail
and held for tho next grand jury, to
answer a charge of assault with a
deadly weapon. Ho was arrested at
Puukolli, Lahaina, last week when 19
other Filipinos wero rounded up for
gambling. Gulan, in a dispute over tho
game, with one of tho other Vayers,
hustled out and got a revolver with
which ho took a shot at his antago
nist, but failed to connect except
with tho police. The other members
of tho party paid $5 each to tho coun
ty for their part in tho game.
COURT TERM ENDS.
Tho Second Circuit Court finished
its work of the term last Monday and
adjourned slno die. The last three
cases on tho ciilendar B. Hotta vs
Theo. H. Davies & Company, assump
sit; Manuel S. Novlto vs. Ham Pong
et al, summary possession; and Frank
G. Correa vs. D. K. Kaplloho et al,
illegal Impounding, by mutual agree
ment go over to be heard in vacation.
HUSBAND INSTEAD OF WIFE
Violet Ah Sam Fung, by a decision
of Judgo Edings this week, lost her
action for divorco from Yep Sam
Fung. On tho other hand, however,
tho husband was granted a divorce
on his cross bill filed, which charged
tho wifo with adultery.
Judgo Edings this week confirmed
tho sale of real property in the matter
of tho F. C. Wlttrock estate, to pay
In tho matter of tho estate of K.
Ishihara, deceased, IC. Samcshlma was
appointed administrator under $200
From Maui to Coast
Homesteaders Make Initial Shipment
and Hope for Big BuMiiess Rail
road and Steamship Cooperate.
The steamer Lurllnc last Saturday
carried from Maul ono ton of fresh
pineapples from tho Kulaha home
steads for tho Coast markets. This Is
tho Initial shipment from here, and
if the resultsJarc .satisfactory it is the
hope of the hmiio&fcaders that a large
and profltablbWislness may be built
up. Much interest Is taken in the
experiment by both the Kahulul Rail
road management and tho steamship
company, and no pains havo been
spared to Insure tho arrival of the
fruit in good condition. Prof. F. G.
Krauss, in charge of the extension
work of the Experiment Station, has
directed the gathering and packing of
the pines, and will have general super
vision of future experiments in this
connection. The fruit was consigned
through tho Territorial Marketing
Tho Marketing Division has been
shipping a largo amount of fresh pine
apples from Oahu, to tho coast, which
havo been netting the growers about
$25 per ton, and has difficulty in fill
ing orders at the present time. Tho
division expects in the near future to
begin shipping in carload lots Hawaii
an pineapples as far cast as Chicago.
Racing Association Affair Pleases
Big Crowd of Merry Dancers
' a Pretty Scene Hard Work by
Willing Workers Brought Results.
Tho Maul Racing Association's
fancy dress hall, held at tho Kahulul
Lyceum, last Saturday evening, ex
ceeded in beauty and pleasure the
hopes of even its most ardent pro
moters. That Maul talent and enter
prise could produce such an nffalr was
a surprise to somo .and a cause of
gratification to all. This was tho sec
ond year that tho fancy dress feature
of the dance was attempted. It will
by no means be tho last.
Tho ball was well attended, and n
very large percentage of tho dancers
wcro in costume. Moro than this the
costumes were of especially high char
acter, and tho scene while tho dancing
was In progress was of much beauty.
Tho musical feature of tho evening,
arranged under direction of .Harry
Washburn Baldwin, was ono of the
particularly pleasing parts of the
whole affair. Mr. Baldwin had woven
a bit of operatic setting for tho songs
and choruses, depicting tho arrival of
a bunch of jolly bluejackets to some
enchanted land where they were
greeted by a largo gathering of maid
en In Spanish costume. Tho setting
was clever, and the whole perform
ance went through with almost pro
fessional smoothness. Besides Mr.
Baldwin, Mrs. L. Chlsholm Jones, and
A. C. Rattray had songs that were
especially good. They were ably
backed by tho chorus. Following tho
program tho dancing was resumed
and continued until midnight.
No small amount of credit for tho
success of tho ball belongs to L. von
Tompsky, chairman of tho executive
committee, whoso enthusiasm was the
mainspring for tho whole event. R.
A. Wadsworth and A. Mcl'heo are
the other members of tho committee
The decorating committeo also did Its
work past criticism. It was composed
of Miss Wodehouso, Mrs. Kepolkal,
the Misses von Tempsky. and Mrs
Fantom. W. S. Chllllngworth was
The members of the chorus were:
Misses Gladys Vandcrhoof, N. El
liot, Edna Edings, Edith Baldwin, In
gersol, Alice Bond, OHvo Vllllers,
Winnlfred Weddlck, G, von Tempsky.
Irene Aiken, Mary Cooper, Mrs. C. C.
Campbell, Mrs. J. P. Foster, Mrs. J.
Messrs. F. A. Lufkin, H. D. Sloggett,
C. C. Campbell, W. O. Aiken. D. C,
Lindsay, L. B. Duke, R. Lllllco, Geo.
S. Aiken, A. C. Rattray, D. Brown.
CHANGES AT POWER PLANT.
Frank W. Peacock, who for tho past
soveral years has been engineer of tho
Island Electric Company, has resigned
his position, tho resignation taking ef
fect on last Thursday. Ho has gono to
Honolulu where hey expects to accept
a position. Hip pIaco at tho power
station has been takon by W. S.
Palmer, who arrived from Honolulu
Tho many frlonds of Mr. Peacoik
and his wifo in Maul will regret to
see them leave, and will wish them
all success in their new eld. Mrs
Peacock is still In Wailuku, but ex
pects to follow her husband to Hono
HARD FIGHTING BUT
Russians Seem to Have
pathian Campaign Two Air Raids on Enlgand
China Submits to Japan's Demands.
HONOLULU, April 16.Sugar, $96.60.
TOKIO, April 16. Salvage men have been unable to float Minne
SANTO DOMINGO, April
wrecked off island of Hayti. Total
LONDON, April 16. Britain
trality in sinking Dresden off coast
Grandson of Gladstone killed in action in France.
Total British losses to date, 140,000 men.
CALUMET. April 16. Ten percent handed to employes of Calu
met & Hecla Mining Co.
Chilian warship Moreno again
not seriously damaged.
LONDON. April 16. For second time on two consecutive nights,
Germany sent dirigibles across North Sea to attack British towns. De
tails at present unavailable. Apparently damage more serious than on
first visit. Exploding bombs reported to have injured one woman and
ignited several buildings.
SHANGHAI, April 16. It is
Kai has viclded to demands of Japan
of sovereignty over her own territory.
CHICAGO. April 16, Sixteen
strike last night anticipating a lockout. All building operations here
NEW YORK, April 16. Hucrta says Mexico must fight it out.
Says he is innocent in connection with death of Madcro. Biggest tor
ture of his life is that he must keep professional secret of soldier. Situa
tion of republic is too sad to analyze. People will never submit to inter
vention by any power.
BROWNSVILLE, April 16.
joined Villa forces.
"TT.Ar Vm?Tf Ar.ftl 1 C Tnltti
PlrllLADliLlJHlA, April 10.
sent to California.
HILBROOK, Ariz., April 16.
and eight persons were drowned.
HONOLULU, April 16. Milk
Wood's resignation from the promotion committee will be accepted.
HONOLULU, April 15. Divers find lines on submarine shifted.
Will be replaced before .lift is attempted. Operations already add to
scientific knowledge of work.
Bcrgcr pension bill passed House.
Rawlins presented resolution demanding expulsion of Kupihea. To
morrow being date of last payment
LONDON, April 15. Announcement from Petrograd concedes
claims of Berlin as to defeat of Russians. Russian advance halted.
Committee of influential men,
speed up manufacture of munitions
Dispatch from Rome says intervention of Roumania in war is im
minent. Army equipped for action.
Four steam trawlers flying flag
Germans and taken to Cuxhavcn.
British steamer Ptarmigan torpedoed and sunk in North Sea.
Eleven of crew saved.
PARIS, April 15. French forces on right wing have captured 400
yards of woods near Ailly and made
WASHINGTON, April 15.
preposterous Los Angeles story regarding naval base and harbor mining
in Lower California. Landing probably necessary in connection with
BUFFALO, April 15. Twelve
ed freight train of silk valued at ?50,000 and escaped.
WASHINGTON, April 15.
tempt using Przcmysl army employed in siege to force invasion Hun
gary failed, also an attempt to invade by way Lubkowsaddle eastward
through Dukla Pass. Russians attacking more to eastward and have
been repulsed near Koziawa with
front pressed and stopped. Attacks
near Berry-au-Bac have failed.
On cast front situation unchanged.
NEW YORK, April 15. Mrs. Roosevelt successfully operated up
on in local hospital today.
SEATTLE, April 15. Cargo
PETROGRAD, April 15. By explosion of illicit vodka still, fif
teen moonshiners killed in remote village yesterday.
LONDON, April 15. In battle March 12, between British and
Moslems, Kurds and Arabs, latter were severely beaten.
MILAN, April 15. Capital and labor join in strike as protest
against government policy. This is first strike in history where capital
and labor joined forces. No official statement of advance negotiations
with Austria made known yesterday.
DETROIT, April 15. Fifteen persons killed in trolley car colli
NEWPORT NEWS, April 15. Boilers of Kronprinz Frederick
Wilhclm found leaking.
LONDON, April 15. Sir John French reports decided advatic:
made by British at Ncuvc Chapellc where British lost 2527 killed and
wounded, while Germans left several thousand on field. 12,000 wound
ed Germans said to have been removed to German base hospital. Tcrri
otry gained by British considerable and valuable.
BORDEAUX, April 15. French aeroplane pursued and caught up
with German machine in northern France yesterday. Gasoline tank
shattered and machine plunged forward with aviator and observer to
(Additional Wireless on Pago 4.)
Met Severe Check in Car
16. Clyde line steamer Seminrjle
acknowledges violating Chilian neu
stuck in mud on Reedy Island but
rumored that President Yuan Shilt
in full, which will deprive China
thousand carpenters walked out on
Farnum Fish, youngest aviator, has
"Riintur ilin mmwlnti cnnnliclu ill
lJrobable that liberty ucll will be
Lyman reservoir broke 3'esterday
inspection may be put under ter-
to members, action postponed till
including Lloyd-George, organized to
of Holland, seized in North Sea by
mile advance in Alsace.
Japanese embassy characterizes as
robbers with four auto trucks loot
German embassy reports Russian at
heavy losses. Russians along whole
of enemy in many places, including
of steamer Minnesota beine licht-
mon stock autos.