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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1915.
The Man of
He Proved His Courage
By PETER VAUX
Copyright by Frank A. Munsey Co.
No sooner did tho senior engineer
hear the peremptory summons thnn he
scurried from the crowded wardroom.
"Poor devil! Did you notice his
face, Bellamy?" said the second en
glnecr, addressing the florid paymas
ter, "lie went as pale as death.
When the deuce does Torshell eat and
Bleep, inyieur "e uever buuujs w u .
The surgeon twitched his spruce eye
"Oh, Mebbe, our senior engineer
our man of the merchant marine!
said he In his usual flippant, exasper
ating tone. "He'll go the sajpe as
Chlslehurst If worries don't cease. No
human being, much less Torshell, can
stand for any length of time the state
of affairs in this boat's engine room
and stokeholds. It's enough to drive
any man mud!"
"Chlsle is really not well, then? We
all know the complaint of Pattenle of
the Farln Furnace, as the fo'castle
Naylen shrugged his shoulders. "Our
stall englnoer went Into sick bay to
let this It N. R. fellow shine, did he?"
was his tart rejoinder. "Too much
strain and unrest have knocked him
off his legs. And so Mebbe is the man
wo must depend on now."
Said the paymaster In his big, rau
cous voice: "That is what happens
with these understaffed engine rooms
and insufficient repairs. Here we are,
the lamest of the la rut) ducks In the
division and tallin' off the column,
with a reserve chup out of an easy,
oozy, ten knot merchantman handllu'
our engines, and rickety old machines
they are. God alone knows what '11
happen with him and his untried nerve
when we pick the enemy up again 1"
"A Jolly good tUing for us the enemy
are Just as much worried with break
downs," was the consoling remark
from tho other end of the table. "The
Rurlk, the Freya, tho Jena and"
"I wouldn't Indict the dockyard on
the insufficient repairs point Bellamy,"
Interrupted the second. "My lords were
responsible. They wouldn't enlarge the
yards, make new ones or lease out re
pairs, so as to have all the necessary
work for mobilization coped with ade
quately. But It is odd bow she was
passed out with the starboard cylinder
cover not remedjed. Of course nobody 'II
be held responsible, as usual!"
Bellamy uodded, turning from Bcold
lng the harassed steward. lie replied
slowly. "But yet when an It. N. It.
fellow can pop up and take seniority
over the regular service, as in thin
boat you can't expect"
"Oh, hare we are again!" the sec
ond broke In with. "Jealousies as
usual. Torshell Is as fit as any engi
neer. By George," he cried, listening
Intently, "the engines are slowin'
Torshell " had approached Captain
Wlddrington and tho "first" who lin
gered in the chart house discussing
recent Instructions. The senior engi
neer had coughed slightly to Intimate
his presence. The captain looked up,
a frown sweeping his hard face on
"Sir," cried the engineer, "the port"
"One moment, sir!" was tho short an
swer. "This Isn't a steam bus." And
Torshell, again saluting, had stepped
back, his pallid face blood red and his
teeth hard clinched and gritting. The
wary, diplomatic first Just then cheer
ily nodded asldo to hi in.
lie let himself rock to the vessel's
Jiggling among the cumbrous masses of
sea. Since he had Joined, off the way
laid liner, his had been bard luck. lie
felt acutely the general sentiment
against him; but notwithstanding all,
his mettle was yet strong. It wus the
snobbish crowd In the wardroom and
' the unpleasant bearing of his subordi
nates that caused his discomfort of
Suddenly he had held In bis breath
and unwittingly stepped toward tho
bridge ladder. The first drew himself
back from the chart darting a look of
surprise at Torshell. But the captain's
steel blue eyes flamed with sudden an
ger. "Good heavens, sir! Vour engines
aren't slowing down?"
Torshell saluted. "Port air pump,
"This drives a man mad!" cried Wld
drington, crashing his big fist upon the
table. "Nothing but defects, defects!
Can ye drive engines at all, you mis
erable merchantman? What d'ye want
to slacken down to? What's wrong
this time? You"
That second came a tremendous Jar
ring and crunching beneath their feet.
The great ship was shaken like a thing
of straw. An appalling hammering
followed, chaotic and deafening. Gray
steam surged through hatchways, ven
tilators and companions.
The senior engineer had rushed from
the bridge. As be raced amidships he
snatched the sacking off the backs of
some of the "black squad" dumping
ashes overboard, grabbed at a quarter
master's oilskins and shoved them all
"Garret an' Epburn an' Mr. Jerrwll
In port alleyway!" was the answer to
his rhout from the artlflcers now in Elephant and Tl0.r Enmn.
safety. It Touched his ear as he step- 0ne of the most Interesting employ
ped down into the uproar of smashing, menta of the eleDhant Is In huntlnif ti
Wlth heightened anxiety and fear, 1
Wlddrington Mured at the steam still
outpmirlug. The thunderous clanking
of ponderous machinery galloping loose
bent frightfully into his ear. With
much more of It bilge plates would be
It was then that a blear eyed, cinder
burnt signalman came hurrying along.
"Flagship fllngln' out 'Chase' signals,
sir!" was hla report
When Torshell again dragged him
self on the bridge be was a mere un
shapely mass, held together by swaths
of lint Wlddrington stepped hastily
to him and helped him up the last
rungs of the ladder. The captain look
ed Into the seamed and scalded face,
nearly hidden beneath bandages. Said
he heartily; "By heavens, ye've pluckl
These men owe their lives to you.
Ye've pluck." And with this certifi
cate forthcoming at last for service
doue he dlsln,ssed tue cn8B for hero.
"But about this breakdown what
can you do? Our east wing scouts are
In touch with the enemy, and here am
I not doing five knots. Never a shot
to be fired, and ahead they've got all
the work. Can you do nothing with
these starboard engines?"
"They are in a pretty bad fix, but
I'll do my best to work them for a
time at least"
The senior engineer staggered to a
deep wallow of the stricken Vessel as
a tumultuous swell tilted her casemat
ed broadside. He would have fallen
headlong if the ofllcers had not sprung
forward and caught him under the
arms. lie moaned. "My kneel My
knee! It's smashed."
Half an hour later he was superin
tending his officers and men, who,
stripped to their trousers, were clear
ing away the wreck. Every order that
Issued peremptorily from his blanched
lips went full and fair to the mark and
afforded succinct knowledge and con
fidence to the grimy, sweating workers.
Theirs were unbegrudged obedience
and execution, for each now understood
his man. Hunched shouldered, he was
through physical agonies; yet, know
ing that he held the lives of 700 men
and that great, glorious ship In his
hand, he maintained his will Indomita
ble. Not a detail escaped his eye or
slipped his brain.
Night had long since dropped. The
Immense boat lay lurching from side
to side, plunging wildly under the tons
of green seas that thudded like batter
ing rams against her bows and fore
castle what time the high walled swell
"Make for northwest trade patrol.
Regain nearest port. Much regret
breakdown," had been the sorely har
assed vice admiral's latest message.
Captain Wlddrington, a barrel swath
ed in shawls and many waterproofs,
was with the first and third lieutenants
on the nfterbrldge. Wearily he turn
ed from straining bis eyes over the In
distinct summits of yeasty sens and
cleared the brine off bis face and. bushy
eyebrows with the flat of his left hand,
lie was cautiously making his way up
the bridge when suddenly he stopped
short A quartermaster shouted, "D'ye
hear that sir?"
A faint boom had rung through the
stormy wind, ominous, like to a dying
world's last echo.
The first dodged a scattered spout of
sea. "If the enemy drive down on us
will you fight sir?"
"Yes, by heavens! As well go down
flghtln' as not. If we can work ship
It's the very weather for us. Bee Tor
shell. I must risk the port engines."
And as Wingate carefully made hid
way on deck "Firin' east sou'east!"
was the lookout's hall.
He climbed down the thirty odd feet
of slippery ladder Into the maze of mo
tionless machinery. As he touched the
senior engineer on the elbow he noted
his inbent and quivering lips.
Can't say," was the answer. "Meb
be we will. But every man Is wofkln'
his best. If It Is In my power the-tar
board mills '11 run."
"If we can't steam God hel usl"
ejaculated the first
As the luckless warship flugg herself
about the Iron flooring beneath the
wornout men seesawed hither and
thither, throwing them off their feet
She evened herself in a broad valley
of the mountainous sea wastes.
Torshell yelled: "Let Iter got Let
A breaking hill of wild water was
hurling itself on the weather quarter
Just us the chains rattled through the
blocks. Torshell lurched forward and
then, to the boat's violent heeling, top
pled helplessly between the hinder col
umn of the Intermediate engine and
tho banging mass o cylinder gear.
"Lower! Lower! Never mind me!"
came in an lntenso shriek. Their rack
ed and knotted aiuis pulled desperate
ly, and the disconnected workings were
lowered clear down to the floor plates.
The maimed and bleeding mass of
flesh that had keen Torshell, It. N. It,
was slipping Into the crank pit but
Jerroll and socie others held it fast
And It came that as the waning voice
moaned "Give her steam! Give her
steam! Mind the links!" the-mad peal
ing of the telegraph made his- assistant
leap to the starting engine. The two
cut off scouts of the enemy- were open
ing a heavy cannonading.
The dull grunting of guns and the
quickening thud of his engines the
senior engineer did not hear. Cried
Naylen, on his knees beside hlvzt, "Tho
best man among us, and we never
The fighting ship went bravely into
action, but the man of the merchant
marine would never agitfg give ear.
gers. From the lofty back of bis ele-
pant, g r height which, Increased by
the howdah, may be twelve or fourten
feet above the ground, the hunter ran
take his aim at a tiger with a coolness
that he would not possess If facing the
animal on terra flrma. If, as some
times occurs, the tiger makes a leap
for the elephant he seldom succeeds In
attaining the man In the howdah, al
though the driver In his exposed posi
tion on the elephant's neck. Is In great
There seems to be a natural enmity
between elephants and tigers, although
an elephant will not attack a tiger un-
loss cornered or compelled to do so by
the tiger's own fault But then a good
fighting elephant will If he can once
get his tusks to bear on his enemy
gore him to death or literally crash
him by kneeling on him. It Is said
that the mere presence of a dead tiger
will drive some elephants to fury.
Odd Death Certificates.
Certificates of death are not docu
ments where one usually seeks for hu
mor, but there Is frequently to be
found In them much of the unconscious
variety. Here, for Instance, Is how
the cause of death Is stated In the case
of a laborer:
"Died from Injuries received through
a bull accidentally kneeling on bis
The consideration shown for the feel
ings of the bull Is a fine touch und
suggests grave questions on the moral
responsibility of the lower animals.
Again, a man Is stated to have "died
from the effects of Injuries received
after being run over by a railway
train In motion owing to a misunder
standing between deceased and an
engine driver." This description of a
rather ordinary railway casualty Is ex
The French Academy.
The French academy Is one of the
five academies and the most eminent
constituting the Institute of France.
It was founded In 1035 by Cardinal
Richelieu and reorganized hi 1810. It
Is composed of forty members, the new
member elected by the remaining thirty-nine
members for life after person
al application and the submission of
the nomination to the head of the
state. It meets twice weekly and Is
"the highest authority on everything
pertaining to the niceties. of the French
language to grammar, rhetoric and
poetry and the publication of the
French classics." The chief officer Is
the secretary, who has a life tenure of
his position. A chair In the academy
Is the highest ambition of most literary
The Land of Long Woras.
Humboldt once said that nothing In
Mexico strikes Europeans more forci
bly than the excessive length of the
words. This length, moreover, does
not always depend on their being com
pounded, as in the Greek, the German
or the Sanskrit Thus the Mexican
word for that simple thing, a kiss, Is
But that Is nothing, says Mr. Charles
W. Domville-Flfe In his book on Qua
temala, to what the Central American
can do. His best efforts eclipse even
Shakespeare's often quoted "honorl
flcabilltudlnltatibus," In "Love's La
hour's Lost," for If you wish to call
the boy who carries newspapers, you
have but to murmur "amaUacullollt-
qultcatlaxahullle," and he may possi
Steam and Gas.
True dry superheated steam has ev
ery property of a true gas save one
it Is not permanent When heat dis
appears what appeared to be gas soon
becomes water. Heat oxygen, hydro
gen, nitrogen as hot as possible In any
expansion container and they win do
come rare, occupy mor9 space, but al
low the heat to vanish and the gases
will resume their original temperature
volumes. Freeze these gases down to
liquid or solid, when the cold Is so In
tense that It cannot be Imagined. Re
store the heat and the solids or liquids
will be gases again that Is, they are
permanent gases at terrestrial temper
atures. But steam is not permanent at
these temperatures and Is therefore a
vapor of water. New York American.
Built From the Colieeum.
Many of the Important palaces of
Borne are made from stone taken from
the ruins of the Coliseum, which, In
spite of the ravages of two earth
quakes, remained intact until the
eighth century. The Barberlnl, Far
nese. and Cancellarla were all built
from the walls of this edifice, but the
spoliation Is not so unworthy when w
realize the stone had fallen from re
peated earthquakes, thus suggesting
A Forehanded Man.
Tramp Would you give a poor,
starvln man something to eat mum?
Lady of the House I might but you
are not starving. Tramp I know dat
lady: but an ounce of prevention Is
worth a pound of cure, you know.
The Boy and the Profeeeor.
4,I was mimicking Professor Bore
yesterday, and he caught me."
"What did be say?"
"Told me to atop making a fool of
The normal human eye Is blue, aay
scientists, other colors being caused by
the- presence of different pigments In
Nature trips us up when we strut
WHITNEY & MARSH
ANNOUNCE THAT THEY WILL PREPAY PARCEL TOST OR
FREIGHT CHARGES ON MERCHANDISE ORDERED P.Y CUS
TOMERS ON ANY OF THE ISLANDS.
CUSTOMERS ARE EXPECTED TO STATE PREFERENCE
AS TO STYEE AND MATERIAL, TO GIVE SIZE, AND TO
TELL THE APPROXIMATE PRICE THEY DESIRE TO PAY.
On the Other Islands
Opera Stars to Enlist.
Four of the principals of the Bevanl
Grand Opera Company, Puccini, Cava
dore, Bonzlglia and Michela, are Ita
lian reservists, and immediately upon
their arrival at San Francisco will
start for Rome to enroll for service in
Italy's war with the Teutonic allies.
They sail today by the Sierra from Ho
Bank Teller Goes Wrong.
Detectives from the mainland un
covered the systematic thefts of Frank
L. Hooes, paying teller of the Bank
of Hawaii, Honolulu, which have been
going on for the past four years.
Hoogs confessed. He made up part
of the $10,400 he was short from var
ious places where he hnd secreted the
money, and by turning over to the
bank his interest in an estate. He
was not prosecuted and has gone to
the Coast. In taking money from bags,
Hoogs had been in the habit of "dis
covering" the shortages himself and
throwing the blame on other clerks,
several of whom are out several hun
dred dollars each on this account.
Hoogs, it is claimed, was a confirmed
bucket-shop dupe. He was re entlv
Iwilel Murder and Suicide.
Louis Manesis, a recent arrival at
Honolulu .entered a house at Iwilei
last Sunday night, and fired three
shots from a revolver at a girl known
in the district as Lena Brown, killing
her almost instantly. Manesis then
turned the weapon on himself and
blew out his own brains.
Will Move. Hibiscus Garden.
The hibiscus exhibit now at the
federal experiment station which has
been threatened with destruction be
cause of the lack of a territorial ap
propriation for its upkeep, is to be
removed to Kaplolanl Fark where
there is plenty of water for irriga
tion, and where the city can care for
tho bushes with little or no expense
Dr. Judd To War Zone.
Dr. and Mrs. James U. Judd will
leave In a few days for the war-zone,
where they will enter the ranks of
American relief workers who are rac
ing hardship, disease and imminent
danger to nurse the wounded and the
sick. Dr. Judd will employ his ex
ceptional skill as a surgeon. Mrs.
Judd will become a nurse.
Shingle Accepts Appointment.
Robert W. Shingle, who at first de
clined to accept tho appointment of
Mayor Lane of supervisor to succeed
the late J. C. Quinn. reconsidered his
first inclination and has accepted. He
Is president of the Henry Waterhouse
Trust Company, has srrvea as cnair
man of the Republic Territorial Com
mittee, one term as elty treasurer of
Honolulu, and is one of the best bus!
ness men in the Islands.
Proving Big Success
The Honolulu Iron Works has order
ed for Honolulu plantation a Searby
shredding machine, this making the
sixth machine in use in the Territory.
Puunene has two and McBride, Kahu
ku and Makaweli plantations each
one. Thellawalian Commercial Com
pany was the pioneer user of the
W. Searby. superintendent at Puu
nene. invented the shredder which
bears his name and which was put to
practical use for the first time begin
ning with the present sugar crop
The machine shreds the cane before
it is milled, thereby greatly Increasing
the extraction. It Is said to achieve
highly satisfactory results. Advert!
MAHIKU PEARS FOR KINNEY.
Two dozen large alligator pears
were received today by Henry W. Kin
ney, superintendent of public instruc
tion, from the teachers and pupils of
the Nahiku school. The pears were
grown in the school yard. Star-Lui-
Whitney & Marsh also send Merchandise on approval and
prepay transportation charges one way.
Mann on Halcakala
Because Representative James H.
Mann, seemed a trifle bored and ex
pressed himself in what some' of his
local hearers thought was a caustic
and cynical manner, this particular
gentleman from Illinois did not make
a decided hit with his Big Island
hosts, during the recent congressional
However, much of this idea may he
due to the well-konwn Hilo supersen
sitiveness, the honorable member
from Chicago does not seem to have
carried away any grouch concerning
Maui, as witness the following eulogy
to Halcakala delivered at a Honolulu
chamber of commerce luncheon a
"The other day I witnessed the
greatest sight which I ever expect to
see. With others of our party I
climbed Haleakala and saw the sun
rising over the clouds.
'As we glanced around from the
mountain top down below us all
around lay the clouds like glaciers and
frozen snow, midnight at the North
Pole, with domes, with buildings, with
river and lakes on the plains around
us, the most intensely beautiful scene
which could be imagined.
"As the sun came nearer to the hori
zon and the clouds above were paint
ed with all the rays and colors of
the rainbow, that was grand: but
when the sun rose above the horizon
and glanced down with its sheening
brightness upon this mas of frozen
snow and glaciers, and you saw the
green.? and tho blues and the yellows
and violets reflecting from the snow
and gradually the clouds of (now dis
appeared and we saw the sun shining
there with brightness here and shad
ow there upon the green around us,
we had witnessed what I wo'ild hve
traveled around the world to see nnd
which I never expect to see the equal
of anywhere else than within the
islands of Hawaii."
May 29. T. Nakano, 30 years, to
Kame Sato, 18 years, Japanese of Pan
wela. Ceremony by Rev. Sugimoto.
Juna 4 Kana Arakaki, 25 years, to
Kame Asato Oshiro, 26 years, Japa
nese, of Paia. Ceremany by L. B.
June 4. David Hokoana 20 yours,
of Paia, to Libby Kaiwi, IH years, of
Waihee, Hawaiian, .'e-emany by H
ROME, May 28. Italian aeroplanes have bombarded Trieste do
ing much damage to city. At Mabrisina railroad was assaulted by
Italian air raiders and damage done to station and roadbed. Italian
army occupies additional territory
artillerists enjoyed a brisk battle
BERLIN, May 28. Victory
conceded. Elsewhere fighting is favorable to the Germans. 9000 Rus
sians have been captured.
LONDON, May 28. Evening News declares answer to American
note will be temporizing nature. Reply presented tomorrow and will
ask United States to affirm or deny that Lusitania carried munitions of
war for Allies.
AMSTERDAM, May 28. Chemical factory at Ludwigschafen
was raided by Allies aviators, is again working today. Bombs killed
11- and wounded 24.
FETROGRAD, May 28. Russian army corps drove Turks from
Uruniah, Persia, and occupy position.
COPENHAGEN, May 28. Danish steamer Ely struck mine off
Stockholm and sunk. Crew saved.
WASHINGTON, May 28. Mabel Boardman, chairman Ameri
can Red Cross National Relief board, appeals to Americans through
President Wilson, for funds to relieve starving Mexicans. She says
need is tremendous.
LONDON, May 28. Aaccomplishments of Submarine No. 11 oper
ating in Dardanelles feature of yesterday's developments from British
standpoint. She penetrated to the Constatinople arsenal and torpedoed
transport. She made cruie of 200 miles through Narrows and sea of
Marmora. Sank supply ship Robesto and an ammunition ship in the
sea of Marmora.
WASHINGTON. May 28. Cruiser South Carolina is ashore off
Alexandria, Egypt. Will be Moated soon.
HONOLULU, May 29. Through a hole punched in her side by
storm and contact with coral hopes are held out that bodies of crew
in submarine will be brought to the surface today.
Promotion Committee is still at loggerheads over the resignation
of Secretary Wood. One item of expense in connection with the Sail
Francisco office is the cause of friction.
Those Who Travel
Per str. Mauna Kea, June 2. J. F.
C. Hagens, Wm. Green, Dr. Ingor oil
and wife, Miss Whitmore, J. P. Jeffer
son, Mrs. Trumkey, C. F. Lund, Misses
Per str. Claudine, May 29. Miss
Clarke, Mrs. W. A. Clarke M.-. Keo
hokalole, Miss Keohokalole. John A.
Palmer, Miss Emma Farden, Miss R.
S. Caldwell, Rev. . M. Cockcrolt. Mrs.
Cockcroft, Miss Cockcroft, Master
Cockcroft, Miss forego and Mi.s. G.
Per str. Mauna Loa, May 31. Geo.
Edwards, C. C. James, W. T. Robin
son, Miss E. Robinson. Master Robin
son, M. Martins, A. Raymond and G.
Per str. Mauna Kea, May 31. r. E.
Spaulding, S. Masaki, Y. Saiki.
Per str. Claudine, May 29. W. C.
Good, Mrs. E. Rogers, J. E. Rogers, W.
Dingle, B. Guerrero, Mrs. B. Guerrero,
and child, Miss Guerrero, M. Simmons,
Mrs. Simmons, Miss Simmons, Mrs.
Baptiste and child. Miss Baptiste, J.
Garcia, J. Hind, C. J. Schoening, S.
Saito, T. T. Soper, Miss Wong.
Per str. Likelike, May 30 F. G.
Smith, J. F. Brown and wife, A. K.
Smythe, Miss E. Hulu, W. Knott, wife
and four childien.
Per str. Mauna Kea, May 28. L. T.
Akau and son, T. J. Flavin, A. J. Til
bert, A. F. Ching, Mrs. H. C Austin,
D. N. Sumner, Mrs. C. Sharrett, Sam
Macy, H. P. Agee, M. do Rego, H.
Kinberg and wife, D. L. Austin, H.
Marcelle, C. E. Porter, Mrs. Chas.
Cowan, Jas. L. Coke, H. Focke. Ah
Ping, S. T. Carr, Mrs. T. B. Lyons,
Masters Lyons (2), Mrs. F. Stark, W.
Bausnitz, M. F. Williams, A. E. Keanu
CHICKEN CHOLERA ON MAUI.
Because Maui is particularly free
from serious poultry pests is no rea
son for relaxing vigilance. This is Il
lustrated by an epidemic of chicken
cholera reported recently from Ha
makuapoko, the origin of which is a
mystery. E. E. Boyum, in whose flock
the disease appeared, lost a lar?o
number of valuable birds. No new
brids should ever be brought into
a clean flock without undergoing a
rigid period of quarantine, unless the
antecedents of the new stock is posi
along Tyrol border. Italian-Austrian
along Trentino front.
for Russians in battle near Sciniawa is