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WAIMJKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1915.
GERMAN SUBMARINE SINKS
MAT LINER LUSITANIA!
(SPECIAL. TO THE
NEW YORK, May 7, I 1:30 a. m.
Cunard steamer Lusitania due at Liverpool to
day, sunk by German torpedo boat. Assistant
ship sunk also.
The Lusitania was built In 1907 In
Glasgow. She was 32,000 rcglsteici1.
gross tonnage. Her length whs 700
feet; breadth 88 feet; and depth C0.C
feet. With her sister ship, Mnureta
nla. they were the two largest ves
sels in the world until last year when
Democrats Polled Big Majorities in
Wailuku and Other Districts But
Puunene, Hamakuapoko and East
Maui Proved Too Strong.
S. E. ICALAMA.
R. A. DRUMMOND,
J. N. UAHINUI.
E. R. BEVINS.
The full republican ticket was elc.'t
ed In tho general election last Tues
day. With David T. Fleming, who wip
elected in the primaries, the board of
supervisors remains without political
change, except that Dr. J. H. Ray
mond, who has been serving for the
past six or eight months as an ap
pointee of the Governor In place of
Win. Hennlng, resigned, drops out on
the first of July and is'roplaced by a
In spite of tho active campaign car
ried on by tho democratic candidates,
headed by Dr. Raymond, all were de
feated by large majorities. Dr. Ray
mond polled the highest democratic
vote, being 124 votes below Uahinul,
the Molokal republican candidate, who
ran last on his ticket. Raymond and
Cojkett were very strong in a numbei
of precincts, particularly Wailuku,
where they carried tho vote almost 3
to 1. In Olowalu, Waihee, Pauwela.
Ulupalakua, Keokea and Halawa, they
also led, and were strong in a number
of other precincts.
But they were swamped by the big
republican vote polled in Puunene, Ha
makuapoko, and the entire Hana dis
trict. They also proved weak In Ho
nolua. Lahalna was republican 2 to 1,
Dr. Raymond closed his campuign
in lively fashion in Wailuku last Mon
day, with a big free-for-all luau all
afternoon, at which liquid and other
refreshments were seivcd in great
abundance. In tho evening the Doctor
delivered a fiery appeal to the voTb
at tho Valley Islo Theatre, which was
packed to the doors.
Dissatisfaction at no representation
whatever for this part of the county,
'3 doubtless responsible for no small
riart of Raymond and Cockett's
uTrength here. As will be noted, La
halna district has both Fleming and
Pall, whllo Hana Is represented by
Drummond, and Molokal by Uahinul.
Aside from Chairman Kalama, Drum
mond is tho only holdover member on
tho now board, which will take charge
of the county government on July 1.
Kalama, who had no opponent for
Chairman of tho board, polled 1353
votes, whllo E. R. Bevlns, republican
nominee for county attorney, received
1246 votes to Murphy's ( Democrat "c)
A slmplo wedding ceremony took
placo on Saturday morning last in tho
Wailuku Catholic Church, when tho
Rev. Father Justin united In marriage
Miss Florlta Vargas Pcrelra and Mr.
Antonio Vedal Lopes In the bonds of
matrimony. Tho bride is the second
daughter of P. E Pcrelra, bookkeeper
of tho Island Electric Company.
Miss Luclta Perefra, eldest daughter
of Mr. Pcrelra, was wed a few weeks
ago In Honolulu to Domingo do Plna,
and 13 now with her husband in Co
DEFENDER OFF FOR COAST.
The schooner Defender got away
from Hana for tho dpas on Wednes
day morning, havlngp full cargo of
Kaeleku mill sugar amounting to
11,040 tons, or 690 tons net.
tho Cunard company launched '.he
Aqultanl.i. which registers 47,000 tons,
and is 901 feet long. However, the
Lusitania and Mauretanla carry the
most powerful engines of any liner,
these registering 70,000 horsepower
against the newer ship's 60,000.
Is For West
Representative From Pennsylvania
Will Work for Appropriation for
Greatly Needed Improvement.
"Kahulul must have that west wing
breakwater." This was tho declara
tion made on Thursday morning by
Representative A. J. Barrbfcld. af'cr
he had sized up tho situntlon at tho
local harbor. Mr. Barchfeld Is a mem
ber of the Rivers and Harbors com
mltteo of the House of Representa
tives, and is here with the congress
ional party with tho avowed purpose
of getting personally familiar with tho
needs of tho Islands In tho matter of
harbor work, with a view of filling
those needs through necessary legis
lation and appropriation. So his dec
laratlon has more than ordinary
The breakwater in question has al
ready had the approval of thj army
engineering board, but up to the pres
ent time it has been impossible to get
the necessary money appropriated for
the work. In tho meantime tho cur
rents which sweep In from I he Wal
heo side rapidly fill the harbor with
silt and sand, making the work of
dredging it out a constant expense,
This will bo obviated by tho west
breakwater, which at the same time
will protect tho harbor from -nor.'h-
erly storms, which occasionally causo
trouble to shipping.
Local People on Lusitania
FWnHc rf Mire Mnrawt Innn.
who Is well knowjt in Maul where she
visited a few.miinths ago, are much
concerned ovarihe news of the sink
ing of the Lusitania. for Miss Jones is
understood tohave been a passengrr
on that ill-fated vessel.
Mrs. Alfred T. Wakefield, of Mono
lulu, who Is also known on Maui, was
also enroute to her old home in Eng
land on the Lusitania.
Raymond Would Not
Defeated Democratic Leader Would
Refuse to Remain on Board Under
"I wish to make it perfectly clear
that, regardless of any possible out
come of tho election duo to any su
promo court decision or other event
uallty, I will not bo a member of the
board of supervisors after July 1.. Jn
other words I should refuse to acce.pt
another appointment to tho position,
were it offered me."
It was in no uncertain tone that Dr.
J. H. Raymond mado tho foregoing
statement, following his defeat at. 'tho
pools last Tuesday. Tho possibility
of tho present board's continuing In
ofTlce, should tho supremo court held
the primary, and consequently tho
general election illegal, will not aft
Dr. Raymond's determlnatlon-TIT the
matter. "I have beetuMTeated at the
polls," tho Doctor-stated, "and I shall
not presumo to hold the office against
the manifest wishes of tho people."
SEMINARY GIRLS PREPARING TO
Tho "Feast of tho Red Corn," an
American Indian operetta, will be giv
en by tho Maunaolu Seminary stud
ents on May 29, at Baldwin Hall
Maunaolu Seminary. This Is tho nn
nual entertainment and the only ono
given by the school during tho year,
and promises to bo of exceptional in
tercst. Pleasant weather, electric
lights, and a full moon will greatly
enhance this pretty outdoor sce.'ie.
Maui Reception to Congressmen Plea
sant success Party Left Last
Night With Many Assurances of
Announced to arrive at' 7 o'clock
Thursday morning with tho visiting
congressional party, the Mauna ICea
poked her nose Into Kahulul harbor at
5:30 o'clock, and as a consequence
found scarcely anyone on hand to ex
tend Maul's welcome.
But any lack in this direction was
evidently mado up later, if tho enthus
lastlc protestations of our guests w re
At 11 oclock tho party went by
train and automobiles to Haiku, where
the homesteads were visited, and the
cannery and can making plant inspect
ed, and a delectable lunch was served
by tho Haiku ladles.
Addresses were made during tho
lunch by W. I. Wells and F. G. Krauss,
who spoke of the homestead needs.
and hopes. They were followed by
impromptu addresses by Senator Jos.
TV Robinson, of Arkansas, and ltopre-
Eentativo Gordon Lee, of Georgia,
both being members of tho agriculture
committees of their respective houses.
Both voiced their appreciation of the
efforts being mado to establish Am
erican homes and farms In the Is
lands, and promised every assistance
in their power In working towards
Rev. A. Craig Bowdlsh acted as
toast master, and Introduced the
The Haiku program also included
some wrestling by miniature Japanese
athletes, and music rendered by a
quintet of sweet-voiced girls from
tho Maunaolu Seminary, and a string
"Uncle Joe" Cannon also spoko
briefly In acknowledgment of birth
day congratulations offered him.
Dance at Puunene.
On Thursday evening tho visitors
were entertained at Puunene, first
with an exhibition of swimming by
Duke Kahanamoku and a number i of
lesser lights in tho swimming firma
ment, In tho big tank of tho Puunene
Club; and later by a most enjoyable
danco In tho club house. The aftalr
was a very pleasant one both for vis
itors and hosts.
"Uncle Joe" Birthday Party.
The Wailuku entertainment of the
congressional party took tho form of
a birthday party for "Uncle Joe" Can
non. Tho vencrablo statesman from
Illinois has just reached the 79th mile
stone of his life, though in appear
ance and action ho might easily be
mistaken for a man twenty years his
A fair sized crowd gathered on tho
lawn in front of tho Wailuku court
houso at 10 o'clock yesterday moraine,
and during a program of addresses
which followed, from the front lanal
of tho building, "Undo Joe" was call
ed forward, and received from the
hand of Mrs. A. N. Kepolkai, a hand
some sliver mounted cigar case. Ti$.
gift was inscribed with his name and
Its Hawaiian equivalent "Pukunlahl",
nnd also a senleaco to tho effect that
it was presented by tho people of
D..H. Cato mado the presentation
address, and paid a high tribute to
the regard in which the famous mem
ber of the lower houso of congress Is
held in the Islands.
"Go Slow "For Statehood.
After tno-t obliging posing before
tho moving plcturo and other cameras.
which were recording the presentation
Mr. Cannon delivered a most force
ful and characteristic address, dwell
ing upon tho doelopment of tho Is
lands, since his visit here 1 years
ago. Ho also said a lot of nice things
about our climate and people and
Jhen ho warned Hawaii not to bo In a
hurry about acquiring statehood. He
declared that this will come In, duo
time, and stated that tho privileges
which Hawaii now onjoys In her ter
ritorial status could not bo enjoyed if
she were a state. Ho lauded our edu
rational Institutions, and Indicated
that ho believes It is through the
schools that Hawaii may eventually
hope to reach her destiny as a sov
Tho Wailuku meeting was presided
over by Judgo Edlngs, of tho SeCond
Circuit Court; nnd tho opening nd
dress of welcome was delivered h
Dr. J. H. Raymond.
Following Dr. Raymond,, Represent
tative J. L. Slayden, of Texas; Repre
sentative P. P Campbell, of Kansas,
Senator T. W. Hardwirk. of Georgia;
Representative D. R Anthony, of
Kansas; and Olllo James, of Kentuc
ky mado stirring speeches, In most, of
which "Undo Joo" was tho motif.
Following tho addresses, an Inforn'
al lunch was served in tho Armory,
and on tho armory grounds.
During tho afternoon tho guests
were taken sightseeing by tholr horts,
and later to Lahalna where tho clos
ing elaborate dinner of tho Maul.jiart
Passengers From Inter-Island Stea
mer Fight for Lives In Surf
Crew Leaves Them to Their Fate
Boatmen Held Responsible.
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i'Death from drowning due to jc
overturning of a boat manned
by a crew of the I. I. S. N. Co.,
at Lahalna, Maul, through the it
carelessness and neglect of said
Such was the verdict of the
coroner's Jury in each of tho In
quests held at Lahalna on
Thursday morning over the bod
ies of Mrs. Ushl Kuwaye, and
Cbow Soy. Tho jury consisted
of: O. J. Whitehead, David Ks
plnda, Philip Esplnda, Robert
Bodlnar, P. N. Kalwl, and Wil
Sheriff Clement Crowell, as
coroner, conducted the Inquepts.
Thrown into a boiling surf at La
halna, when a shore boat of the Inter-
Island steamer Kllauea overturned at
9 o'clock last Saturday night, ten
passengers, struggled for their lives
and two lost in the fight And while
they thus struggled, against heavy
odds, the strong and able crew of the
boat swam ashore and left to their
fato tho men, women and children
committed to their charge. OnlyKlku
Iona, the boat-iteorer, to whose negli
gence the accident Is ascrlbeu, stayed
by to assist, according to the testi
The other members of the crew are:
Umauma, Moses Smith, Ahia Mocpona
It was the second boat to leave the
Kllauea which had just arrived from
Honolulu. In it were Mr .and Mrs.
John Satfrey, and two children, and
Miss Keno, of Olowalu; a Japaneso
and a Chinese, whoso names have not
been learned, Kuwaye, husband of the
Mrs. Kuwaye, who was drowned, and
Chow Soy, the aged Chinese victim.
For somo reason Iona, the steers
man shaped a course for tho shore far
to the westward of tho landing place.
When close in a largo wave-swung the
boat around ,and a second breaker,
even larger, caught tho craft broad
side and turned it over. Iona says his
steering oar snapped. It drifted away
and has not been found. The other
members of the crew did not hear the
oar break, nor had any idea that such
a thing happened. The surf was per
haps a little higher than normal, but
not such as to bo considered danger
ous, had the boat been in tho usual
That there were only two victims,
Is tho marvel of tho accident. Mrs.
Saffrey, although weak from illness,
war. able to save her youngest child
as well as herself, while her husband
rescued tho other child from beneath
the boat, and placed him upon tho
keel of tho boat. Ho states also tb.at
ho grabbed Chow Soy and stood hjm
upon his feet, advising him to remain
until help arrived, or to wade ashore.
The Chinaman evidently attempted
tho latter course and is believed to
have stumbled into a hole In tho coral,
and been overcome by tho raging
No ono seems to have noted the lit
tle Japanese woman who was prob
ably lost sight of beneath tho boat.
Her husband who could not swim,
clung to tho boat until rescued by tho
first boat which came to tho rescue
as quickly as possible.
Tho drowning of the Japanese wo
man Is particularly pathetic. Sho had
Just arrived from Japan last week, n
"plctuio bride." and had been mar
ried at the Immigration Station, Ho
nolulu, on April 28. She was on her
way to Paauhau, Hawaii, with her
husband, and they were stopping at
Maul for a brief visit with tho brldo's
brother, who lives at Pala.
Chow Soy, aged 65 years, a kamaal
na of Maul, who for some tlmo has
been in Honolulu, was returning to
pec his wife, who still lives at Ka
hulul. Tho Inter-Island Company was rep
resented at the inquest by B. W, Sut
ton, attorney; and Eugene Murphy ap
peared also In behalf of relatives of
of tho trip was served beneath tho
banyan trees on the court houso
grounds. It mado a most favorablo
In leaving at 10 o'clock for tho Big
Island, tho farewells were apparently
most sincere, and there Is every rea
son to believe that our guests will
carry homo with them a few pleasant
memories of tho Maui part of tho trip.
JAPAN ISSUES ULTIMATUM
TIME LIMIT ENDS TONIGHT
Chinese Must Either Accede to All Demands or
Fight U. S. Will Insist on Open Door European
Struggle Grows Severe
HONOLULU, May 7.-Sugar, $94.20.
HONOLULU, May 7. Army and Navy officers deny boycott on
account of discrimination shown at Mayor's luau.
Police think they are on McGrath's trail. Cousellor will be searched
in San Francisco. Scully may leave Islands tomorrow.
HONOLULU, May 6. Nakamura, proprietor of a store at the
corner of Bcretania and River streets, shot by unknown burglar early
Commander of Maryland has officially asked Mayor Lane regarding
discrimination of men wearing uniforms. ,
Jos. F. Smith expected on Ventura. May go to Orient with Sen
More than score of mainland shipping firms have written for lite
rature regarding Hawaii.
LONDON, May 7. After admitting Germans had recovered posi
tion, Hill No. 60, by use of shells generating noxious gases, reports to
day are to effect that hill has been recaptured.
Fighting continues around Yprcs. Sir John French contradicts
Berlin reports that Germans have gained ground at this place.
Contradicting German reports that French have been forced to
abandon positions in the woods of Ally with loss of 2000 prisoners.
Paris official report says: "For past 15 days enemy lias attempted
to take offensive on grand scale. This attempt we have easily broken.
'On Heights of Meuse, and those of Wocvre district, along the Meuse
and along the mountains, Germans have lost 35,000 men. Our lines
remain intact and wc lost no important position."
MADISON, May 7. In addressing legislature of Wisconsin, form
er President Taft sustained neutral policy..
CAPE TOWN, May 7. General Botha has occupied important
railroad junction Karib after forced march across waterless waste.
LONDON, May 7. Embargo against exportation of coal and coke
from United Kingdom, except to Colonies and allies of empire.
British have lost 16 trawlers in North Sea in one week.
ROME, May 7. Italy continues military preparations. Carbineers
and customs men have been called to colors. Frontier being fortified
and preparations made to defend Venice.
PETROGRAD, May 7. German warships appeared off Libau
LONDON, May 7. British aviator has cut Turkish communica
tions between Turkish base and Smyrna and Dardanelles by destroying
railroad bridge at Panderm.
TOKIO, May 7. Japan delivered ultimatum to China to run 24
ours. Unless China complies unconditionally with terms proposed by it
before 7:45 Sunday night, Japan will make war.
LONDON, May 7. On west banks Vistula Russians seem to be
holding positions as far as can be j'udged by reports from independent
Reports from Berlin and Vienna of Austro-German victory west
Galicia, absolutely unfounded, says dispatch to Russian ambassador.
Report of celebration of German victory over Russian troops said
to be absolute myth.
Stubborn battles in Galicia but developments give no ground for
reports of even partial victory for enemy of Russia.
LONDON, May 6. Operations of Allies against Dardanelles forts
in endeavor to penetrate to Constantinople being pressed forward in
highly satisfactory manner with every evidence of success. Turkish
attack on encampment at Krithia repulsed. Turks left 1500 dead on
Grimsby trawler Stratton sunk by submarine in North Sea.
MUKDEN, May 6. With Japan and China on verge of war there
is general flight of Japanese civilians from Mukden and surrounding
territory. A few bankers and railroad officials remain. Japanese troops
occupy positions in and around Mukden.
TOKIO, May 6. It is understood here that one of the recent ans
wers to Japan upon Japanese demands, in addition to asking that Japan
put in writing promise to restore Kiauchau; wants Japan to agree to
secure from Allies right for China to participate in peace conference fol
lowing war, to which final disposition of Kiauchau will be submitted.
LONDON, May 6. Demands on China by Japanese are more
severe than Austria made on Scrvia. China has done nothing to incur
the penalty. If China was military nation she would not be challenged.
PEKING, May 6. Ultimatum from Japan to China reached lega
tion here to be presented by Hiokito China.
SACRAMENTO, May 7. Lower house legislature passed bill
adopting electric chair for capital offenses.
OAKLAND, May 7. Steamer Admiral Dewey tied up at wall
new muncipal dock. Public celebration held in honor of event.
JENNINGS, La., May 7. Fifteen killed and 45 injured when tor
nado stj-uck south-western Louisiana from Gulf.
NEW YORK, May 7. Striking deck officers on nine coastwise
navigation companies have won fight for higher wage.
WASHINGTON, May 7. America has tendered services State
Department to both countries for diplomatic settlement of dispute.
Secretary Bryan reiterated adherence American policy of open door in
China and maintained integrity of that republic, thereby dissipating
notion said to be prevalent in Far East that America would stand idly
by and make no protest against any violation treaty rights that may be
implied by China's acceptance of Japanese demands. United States
lias no intention of surrendering any of her treaty rights.
WASHINGTON, May 6. Berlin embassy says in Flanders, Ger
man attacks from east and north advanced with great success. In morn
ing four towns fell into hands of Germans. Retreating enemy under
flanking fire of five German batteries. North of Ypres, in Argonne,
French tried in vain to take Lafourde. Artillery duels between Meuse
and Moselle continue. Number of Russians captured in retreat from
Milan increased by 4000. Russian attacks south-west of Kalvaya re
pulsed. 170 Russian prisoners taken. Russian attacks southeast of
Augustowo failed under heavy losses for enemy. Four officers, 420 men
captured, and tyo Russian guns taken. Near Jedevobno, Russian at
tack repulsed. German marine airship on May 4th fought in North
Sea with several British submarines. Airship dropped bombs and sank
one submarine. Enemy shelled airship without hitting it. Airship re
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