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WAIUJKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1915.
Failed to Find True Bill Against Well
Known Hawaiian Work Finished
in One Day F. F. Baldwin Fore
man of Jury.
But three cases were considered by
the Circuit Court grand jury, which
met for the June term at Lahalna, on
Wednesday. True bills were found In
two of these cases, and no bill In the
third. Thp grand Jury finished Its
work for the term In one day.
Corncllo de Ocampu, Filipino, In
dicted for larceny In tho first degree,
is accused of entering a room of his
friend, and removing from a trunk
$80 in cash. In place of tho money he
left a letter to his friend stating that
ho had "borrowed" the money and
had gone to Alaska, from which point
he. would return the amount some
time. When tho police rounded this
borrower, shortly after the note was
discovered, all tho money was recov
ered except two dollars. The affair
took place at Lahalna.
Troadia Dulan, also a Lahalna Fili
pino, was Indicted for assault with a
weapon; it being afleged that he at
tempted to stab other fellow country
men during tho progress of a gamb
Possibly Other Offense.
J. K. Kahue, who was committed by
a magistrate somo weeks ago on tho
charge of attempting to commit rape
on a Potrugueso woman at Haiku, was
discharged, no caso being made a
gainst him. It is understood that the
grand jury were convinced that tho
alleged assault was a trap Jn which
tho alleged victim may or may not
have been a party. It is Intimated
Kahue and the woman may both be
arrested on another charge In connec
tion with this same matter.
Judge Edings, in opening tho pres
ent term of court, delivered an able,
but not lengthy, charge to tho grand
jury, and appointed F. F. Baldwin as
foreman. W. K. Kaluakini was bail
iff of tho body.
Tho grand jury was composed of:
F. F. Baldwin, C. A. Buchanan, George
Cockett, J. L. Cornwell, W. F. J. Dale,
H. K. Duncan, Max Eckart, Jr., August
Fries, Ed. Harvest, Luke Herbert, Ar
thur Kaenlnl, D. L. Meyer, John S.
Plres, Wm. F. Poguo, Thomas Pratt,
Aug. H. Iteimann, It. C. Searle, Jr.,
Alfred S. Taylor, L. Welnzheimcr.
The panel of the trial jurors, sum
moned for Monday next, consists of:
J. B. Abreu, Chas. Akana, A. Borba,
Jr., Wm. IC Buchanan, C. E. S. Burns,
Albert K Cockett, Robert E. Cockett,
George P. Cooke, J. J. Corell, Charles
Cowan, John E. Gannon, Andrew
Gross, F. W. Jennings, George L.
Keenoy, John Little, J. S. McCorrlston,
Frank A. Miller, J. F. Miranda, Amos
C. Mozetta, Robert K. Purdy, A. L.
Recard, J. A. Robinson, Pat. W. K.
Shaw, B. II. Thomas, Akl Tom.
Is In Jacific
Much Uneasiness on British Vessels
Now. Mysterious Steamer at Hilo
Adds to Apprehension Much Mu
nitions Being Handled on Pacific.
(Special to Maul News).
HONOLULU, Juno 18. Fivo large
tramp freighters under charter to tho
Russian government ,sald to bo car
rying approximately 50,000 tons of s'jp
plieh, arc due at Honolulu within a
week to take coal before continuing
the voyage to Vladivostok
Thl3 information, together with tho
mysterious visit of tho steamer Mav
erick to Hilo last week, and her
equally mysterious doparturo a few
days, ago, has started the rumor on the
Honolulu waterfront to tho effect that
tho Germans are preparing to atten pt
to block some of tho many heavy
shipments of munitions of war being
made from western Canada and the
United States for Russia and tho ot'ier
Allies forces, by way of tho Pacific.
Tho Canadian-Australian liner N'a
gara, which passed south for Austra
lia this week, brought word that scr
lous alarm is felt In Vancouver, over
ho suspicion that Germany has suc
ceeded in constructing one or moro
submarines on tho Pacific, and is
about to begin attacking tho Allies'
commerce in this ocean.
It is reported that an averago ot
one ship daily leaves Vuncouvor, Seat
tle, or San Francisco, under charter of
tho Allies' governments, with supplies
fqr tho warring armies.
Big Military Band
To Play at Races
Fourth Cavalry Musicians will Spend
Several Days on Maui Also Have
Trip to Yolcano Planned.
Captain Holbrook, Fourth Cavalry,
U. S. A., of Schoflcld Barracks, Is mak
ing plans to tako tho Fourth Cavalry
Band to Maul and Hawaii on a sight
seeing trip, such as was undertaken
by other companies of tho regulars in
the past three or four years, but In
this case, the band will carry Its ins
truments and will give concerts on
They plan to leaVo Honolulu about
the second of July and go to Kahului
making their headquarters at the Na
itonal Guard Armory at Walluku. They
expect to play on July 3rd at tho races
and to give a concert some other
place. On the following Wednesday
they will leave on the Mauna Kea for
Hilo and there expect to make their
headquarters at the National Guard
Armory, and then glvo concerts in
Hilo. They will also go to tho Vol
cano and no doubt will camp out near
tho Volcano House.
The Fourth Cavalry Band is one of
tho splendid organizations of the Am
erican army and has a high reputa
tion, particularly in tho concert work.
J. J. Walsh, who wa3 in Honolulu
this week, has taken up tho matter of
helping the band to meet its expenses
during tho fivo days it will bo od
Maul. The Racing Association has"
agreed to contribute towards this end,
and the Athletic Association will pay
the boys for playing at one and per
haps two ball games. It is also plan
ned to give a big ball at the Armory
on Saturday evening, July 3, tho pro
ceeds to go to tho band, and it is be
lieved that the Lahalna people will
help out the fund for tho sake of hear
ing a concert given in that town Wed
nesday afternoon, before the band
takes tho Mauna Kea to Hilo. The
band consists of 28 pieces, and it is
estimated that about $200 will be nec
essary to cover their expenses.
C. D. Lufkins Home
From Pleasant Tour
Motored From San Francisco to Los
Angles and Return Also Went
East Business Better Hawaii's
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Lufkln, who have
been spending a vacation of two
months or moro on the mainland,
were arrivals homo by the Manoa on
Thursday morning. They report a
most pleasant time. From San Fran
cisco they were accompanied by Miss
Nora Gardner, of Los Angeles, who
will visit relatives in Honolulu for
After spending several weeks in San
Francisco, tho Lufkins motored by tho
coast route to Los Angeles where
Mrs. Lufkln visited relatives while Mr.
Lufkln went east as far as Illinois to
attend the annual family reunion at
his mother's homo, and to look into
a number of other matters. Rejoining
his wife in Los Angeles, they, In com
pany with Miss Balcom of that city,
motored back to San Francisco via
tho valley route, having a most de
lightful time of it. Mr. Lufkln states
that the roads they traveled were gen
erally very good, although they struck
a few bad places. They made a num
ber of side trips to various resorts in
"Business generally seems to be im
proving on tho mainland," said Mr.
Lufkln, "but tho real estate business,
especially in tho southern part of Cali
fornia, is dead. However, there is
very general optimism, and a certainty
that things will rapidly improve."
Mr. Lufkln declares himself wejl
pleased with Hawaii's representation
at the San Francisco exposition. The
Islands aro making a very creditable
showing, he thinks. Tho Hawaii build
ing is attractive and well located, and
tho crowds that visit It are well look
Experts Hake Survey
Of Kipahulu Plantation
John Watt, formerly manager of tho
Olaa plantation, and R. C. Walker,
of tho Audit Company of Hawaii, spent
this week making a careful survey of
Kipahulu Plantation. They aro re
turning to Honolulu this afternoon,
having come through from Hana yes
terday over tho ditch trail. They
wero accompanied by John Fassoth,
who with William Williamson recent
ly purchased tho Kipahulu plantation
from tho Hackfcld interests. Fussoth
will tako full charge of the property
as manager after the "present crop is
ground, and he is at present cultivat
ing tho rattoons and planting for next
year's crop. It is understood that
practically a new mill in contemplated
for tho plantation.
Offer is Made
. Stanford Team
May Play Here on the Fourth Asso
ciation Upholds 3Week Rule Sue
da Soon to Rejoin Puunenes Paia
Also Gets New Man.
At a meeting'or tho Maui Athletic
Association, held last Tuesday even
ing in the Town Hall, it was decided
to make a proposition to the Stanford
University baseball team to play one
or moro games on the local diamond,
on a basis of 75 percent of the gross
receipts for the visitors. Should the
proposition bo accepted, It Is proposed
to arrange for games on July 3, 4, and
5. The Stanfords havo been seeking
a game or two here for some time, and
the proposition of the local association
Is a counter proposal from them to
come for a guarantee of $330.
Three-Week Rule Stands.
A motion made by J. Melnecko that
tho section of the by-laws, requiring
a three-weeks residence on Maul be
fore a ball player may play in any
game of the league, bo eliminated,
was voted down, Messrs. Melnecko
and Carley alone supporting the idea.
There was considerable dlscusb'nn ni
the point before the vote was taken.
It was stated at tho meeting that
Paschoal, manager of tho Puunenes,
expects soon to get his crack littlo
twirler, Sueda, back from Kauai. Sue
da, it is reported, hankers to return,
not being in lovo with tho baseball
situation on the Garden Isle.
Tho secretary was alEO instructed to
get busy and try to find out what, If
anything, has been done with the cup
which Maul believes her team won in
the Honolulu carnival series. Maul
turned down tho "donation" of the
cup by the Chinese, with whom they
were tied, and demanded tho cup on
merit. So far as is known, tho com
mittee has never made a decision.
Manuel Martins, one of the oldest
and best known residents of Maui,
died at 3:25 o'clock yesterday after
noon at his home in Walluku. Ho had
been in falling health for a number of
years, and his death was not unlooked
for. Coming to tho Islands from St.
Michael, Azores Islands, 34 years ago,
Mr. Martins had been employed on
sugar plantations almost continuously
up to a few years ago, when ago com
pelled him to glvo up work. He was
for a long time connected with tho
Puuneno plantation in the capacity of
Tho deceased was 64 years of age,
and is survived by a widow and three
sons John Martins, bookkeeper of
Camp 1 Store, Louis Martins, an em
ploye of Moura & Company, Walluku;
and Manuel Marlins, Jr., now ill in tho
hospital in Honolulu.
Arrangements for tho funeral had
not been completed at time of going to
Water Carnival and
Dance at Puunene
Young Athletes Working Hard for For
mer Also Anticipating Latter Part
of Program Fourteen Cups for
An unusually fine program has been
prepared for tho big water carnival
to be held next Saturday, June 26, by
the Puuneno Athletic Club, at tho
Puunene tank. Tho affair promises
to be of importance also as a social
event, for following tho water sports,
an elaborate danco is to bo given In
tho Club House.
Tho contestants will all be local
men, but there is much rivalry being
thown in the matter, and all aro train
ing hard. No less than fourteen hand
some cups havo been provided as tro
phies for the winners.
Following is a list of tho events on
25-yard dash for boys; 50-yard dash
for boys; 25-yard dash for men; 50
yard dash for men 21 years to 20;
50-yard dash for men 31 years to 40;
50-yard dash for men 41 years to DO;
100-yard dash for men? 220-yard swim
for men; 25-yard under water race;
25-yard relay race (Puuneno and Wal
luku); Spring-board diving; High am'
fancy diving; trapeze work; "lo.hes
race, 50 yards; blindfold race, 50
yards; tub race for boys, 25 yards;
breast stroke, 50 yards; side stroke,
Tho following contestanta Lave
been entered in ono or moro of Uo
R. E. Hughes, Alf. Taylor, Wm.
Scholtz, Geo. Murray, Alf. Hansen, 13.
Weight, Wm. Lougher, Wm. Searby,
Ken. Smith, A. Parraaleo, Seab. Short.
Bert. Duke, F. Lufkln, Wm. Hanson,
Chas. Pogue. J. Garcia, Wallace Coo
per, Jack Walker, Sanford Walker,
David Parker, Ed. Walsh, Ward. Walk
er, F. P. Rosecrans, ,J. Nelson.
Why Revenues of Territory This Year
are Ahead of Last High Rate Ap
plied to High Valuation Did it.
Maul's increase in tax valuation for
this year over last year is over ?4,000,
000. according to figures recently tabu
lated by Tax Assessor J. H. Kunewa.
And on this increased valuation the
tax rate of 1.44 percent was assessed,
against the rate of 1.29 last year. The
result Is that the revenues from Maui
county this year should exceed those
of last year by upwards of $100,000.
This anomaly of a high rate on- a high
valuation comes about through the law
which requires tho rate to bo based
on tho previous year's valuation. In
this caso, In order to meet the requir
ed revenue, it was necessary to fix a
rate of 1.44.
Tho assessment figures for tho var
ious districts of Maul, on real and
personal property, for 1914 and 1915,
are as follows:
Wailuku . ..$10,026,180 $12,028,160
Makawao . . . 7,763,176 8,740,074
Lahalna .... 4,851,000 5,667,254
Molokal .... 501,5 15 478,847
Hana 2,514,198 2,839,355
Will Ship Fresh
Pines By Carload
Marketing Division Engages W. A.
Anderson to be Coast Agent
Would Make. Fresh Fruit Take
Place Ahead of Canned.
W. A. Anderson, lately manager of
the Nahiku Rubber Company, has
been appointed to represent tho Ter
ritorial Marketing Division as coast
agent, according to wireless advices
received this week. Mr. Anderson's
chief duty, for a while at least, will
be to handle tho fresh pineapplo ship
ments, which from now on aro to bo
pushed very strongly by tho Oahu in
dependent growers. Several car loads
of tho fruit went out this week, and
it Is expected that for tho next two
months as high as 20 carloads of fruit
per week will bo sent to the coast.
The marketing of fresh fruit Is be
ing encouraged by many prominent
business men in Honolulu, who be
lieve that this Is tho logical way to
sell tho greater part of Hawaii's pine
apples, tho canning industry belns
considered as really of secondary Im
portance. With Improved methods of
packing and handling when they
reach tho coast, it is believed that it
will be feasiblo to ship in carload lots
to Chicago, whero a practically unlim
ited market may bo had.
Wailuku Now Leads
In" Bowling Contest
Walluku bowlers fook all three
games from their Puunene opponents
last Monday night, and now lead by
two games. The games wero played
on tho Puuneno alleys and tho scores
wore satisfactory. Ben Kaumeheiwa
tied with Paschoal for high score,
each rolling 203. High total went
to Paschoal of Puunene, who pulled
Tho score follows:
Wm. Hansen 169 183 183535
Frank Lufkln 168 151 135154
B. Kaumeheiwa ...132 169 203 E01
W. Chilllngwoith..l22 109 157 44S
L. B. Kaumeheiwa. 159 158 147161
Totals 750 830 825-2105
Puunene Athletic Club:
Gomes Paschoal ..177 203 168548
W. Scholtz 128 131 165127
Geo. Murray 127 127
A. McLaren 158 154 18G 198
C. Hansen 117 167 147161
J. B. Thomson 110 156302
Total 737 804 822-2363
Licenses to Be Acted
Upon Next Week
The Maul board of license commis
sioners will meet next Wednesday
morning in Kahului for tho purposo of
acting upon tho applications of six
teen dealers who wish renewal of their
liquor selling privileges. So far as is
known there will bo no concerted op
position to tho granting of these. It
is rumored that another saloon llconso
may bo asked for shortly for Walluku,
which, If It is made, possibly will
arouso somo active opposition.
DECISIVE DEFEAT OF
RUSSIA SEEMS SURE
Tremendous Weight of Germanic Forces Irresistable
Italians Making Progress French Claim Vic-
tones no ttepiy to beconu Note.
HONOLULU, June 18. Sugar, $97.80.
HONOLULU, June 18. The license commissioners find former
brewerj' management rotten with corruption. An investigation of sev
eral saloon keepers shows that money to corner saloon business by
brewery was used with a lavish hand.
ROME, June IS. Italian and Austrian submarines met off the
Austrian naval base at Pola. The Italian was sighted by the Austrian
submarine and the latter launched a torpedo which reached its mark.
No bodies reported recovered.
When the captain and crew of the British steamer Turnwell wcre
ordered off, explosive were put in the hull. Sighting the British steamer"
Trafford, in the distance, they left hastily and blew her up, and the
Turnwell, while badly lorn kept afloat for some time and the crew
came into Milford Haven.
LONDON, June 18. The son of Asquith has been wounded in a
battle in France.
BERLIN, June 18. Pcra, a Christian suburb in Constantinople,
is reported to be on fire.
Russia continues to break before the advancing Germanic allies.
Austrian troops yesterday occupied Nicmerow, 30 miles from Lcmbcrg.
It is probable that the Russians will make a final stand somewhere in the
icinity of Gradik". Decisive battle may be expected from battle now
in progress along whole Russian front.
Wood fibre may now be put on the list of contraband.
WASHINGTON, June 18. Intimations recently received from
British embassy are that an answer to the American note of March 30,
may soon be expected.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18. Bulgarian residents here received
notice yesterday to prepare to join colors.
LONDON, June 18. Skilled Canadian mechanics may go to Eng
land to engage in the manufacture of munitions of war.
I HONOLULU, June 17. One carload shipment of pineapples
made to the coast yesterday, and another today.
"The San Francisco oftice of homesteaders opens July 1, with W. ,
A. Anderson, formerly manager of the Nahiku Rubber Company, as
WASHINGTON, June 17. Bryan, in the sccondsection of note,
relative to the European war, says preparedness provokes, rather than
prevents war. He praised the course of the President in international
LONDON, June 17. A news agency report from Amsterdam says
that a traveler in Ghent brings the report of a military revolt of the
inhabitants of Malines, who are tinder German military government.
German soldiers fired into crowd killing 700 civilians, says this un
confirmed report. Since the occurence, Malines has been isolated by
electrified wire fences.
ROME, June 17. Italians arc gaining all along the front, par
ticularly in valley of the river Adige, leading to Trieste. Italians claim
successes along Isonzo front.
BERLIN, June 17. German forces along the Rawka have taken
the offensive. Russian lines in Poland, Galicia, Bukowina, 6S3 miles
long, were driven back by Austro-Gcrmans. The Russians have aban
doned positions north of Sieniawa, almost throughout Galicia and arc
in full retreat.
LONDON, June 17. Turkish forces at Gallipoli have taken she
offensive. From Constantinople comes the report of heavy British
losses. 200 Turks killed in attempt to recover lost trenches. In an
other attack, SO were killed with German leader. News from Athens
says British submarine sank three Turkish transports with troops in '
the Dardanelles, the greater part of whom were drowned.
BERLIN, June 17. Dr. Anton Meyer, German emissary sent by
German ambassador at Washington, arrived here today. .
Admiralty announces the loss of submarine U4. Crew captured by
HONOLULU, June 16. Scully was found guilty of smuggling
opium. Two more indictments against him will be tried later.
LONDON, June 16. Heavy fighting resumed on British front in
northwest France, and southeast corner of Flanders. Tuesday the
British captured a mile of German trenches near Festhubcrt. Before
they could organize their newly gained position, they were subjected to a
heavy bombardment of German artillery, followed by a series of counter
charges, before which they finally broke ground.
West LaBasse line of trenches, 1500 yards long, captured and
Official reports of the last two Zeppelin raids in the suburbs of
London, 24 killed and 40 injured. In Tuesday night's raid on northeast
coast,- 16 killed and 40 injured. (
BOLOGNE, June 17. Just behind French line, near Rheims, is
located the largest bomb factory in France or England. It is turning
out 7000 bombs every day, among them chemical hand grenades.
LONDON, June 17. The total strength of the Teutonic armies
operating against Russia is 3,000,000 men. The tremendous weight of
the German advance continues to push the Russians back alor.g the
entire line. Russians are disheartened.
TOKIO, June 16. Anti-Japanese movement throughout a poition
of China, is causing unrest in Japan and the government has sent protect.
LAREDO, June 17. Carranzaists admit fall of Saltillio.
PETROGRAD, June 17. Russian grand duke Constantme, al the
head of department of military schools, dropped dead yesterday.
ATLANTA, June 17. Governor Sinton will decide the fate of Leo
Frank today. The execution will take place on Tuesday next unless
executive clemency is shown.
LONDON, June 17. In a collision yesterday off Cherbourg, bet
ween a British transport and a little French submarine, the latter was
sent to the bottom and three of the crew drowned.
The British freighter Strathnairn was torpedoed yesterday in the
Irish sea. Twenty-three of crew drowned.
NEW YORK, June 17. Rumors that "Dr. Gerald," really Alfred
Meyer, chief of the supply department of Germany, is here buying
munitions, is denied by the counsellor of the German embassy.
HONOLULU, June 16. Homcsteadsrs suggest a tax of 3 cents
per crate on pineapples in order to raise funds to promote the industry.
L. A. Thurston favors the plan.
(Additional Wireless on Pago 4.)