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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1915.
Seat As Yet
County Engineer Question Still Unset
tledHitchcock Says He Was Not
Given Chance Overhauling Water
The resignation of Hugh Howell as
county engineer, presented at last
week's meeting of tho board of super
visors, has not" been acted upon as
yet, and a motion by Supervisor Flem
ing was adopted not to accept the res
ignation for two months. Supervisor
Drummond alone voted against this
motion. In the meantime there is
much speculation on tho street con
corning tho possibility of Howell's re
appointment, or his successor. J. C.
Foss, Jr., whoso return from Hllo at
the time the board was in session last
week, gave rise to the report that he
is after the job, denied flatly that this
was the case. His brother-in-law,
Supervisor Fleming, has also stated
that ho will not support Foss, if for
no other reason than tho one of their
relationship. F. O. Harvey, of Hono
lulu, an engineer well known on Maui,
has been talked of as a likely candi
date for tho place.
It is no secret that Howell would be
perfectly willing to have his resigna
tion turned down permanently, though
he states, that this would only "De on
condition of a number of radical chan
ges being mado in the relationship of
the engineer's offlcc with the board.
H. It. Hitchcock, who was refused
reappointment as district overseer of
Molokal by the board of supervisors
last week, on recommendation o a
special committee which reported
that ho had abused his position by
using teams of the county for his own
private profit, was before the board at
its meeting on last Monday, protesting
against tho action. However, the
board declined to reconsider its ac
tion. E. K. Duvauchelle has been
named for the position.
Mr. Hitchcock declares that ho was
given no opportunity to defend him
self in the matter of the charges,
which ho says are ungrounded. Ho
states that he used tho county mules
for hauling some wood of his own,
but that it was dono with tho full
sanction and knowledge of the old
board, and In return for tho use of
his own mules In a big county haul
ing job, which was also arranged for
with the county. Ho states that he is
preparing a full statement of his sido
of tho case, which while he does not
expect will reinstate him, will show
that ho is innocent of any breach of
Sunday Movies Disapproved.
Tho board last Saturday turned
down an application of George Free
land for a license to operate his mov
ing picture houses In the Lahalna dis
trict, on Sundays. The board oup
ported the idea of Fleming that tho
legislature had side-stepped tho pro
position in passing tho buck to the
supervisors in this matter. However
at tho Monday meeting of tho board,
the matter came up arnln in informal
way on representation of a number of
persons present that tho public gen
erally wants tho Sunday shows, and
it Is just posslblo that tho action may
be reconsidered at a future meeting.
The board decided to call upon the
Superintendent of Public Works to
know when work is to be commenced
on tho construction of the now La
halnaluna road, for which an appro
propriatlon from tho loan iuurt was
made by the last legislature.
AD. W. IC. White, of Lahalna, was
granted a ten days leavo of absoi.ee
as fish and food Inspector.
Work was ordered started on oiling
tho Nahlku roads.
Overhaul Water Works Financss.
On recommendation of tho county
engineer, the county auditor was in
structed to draw up a system of rec
ords for tho Wailuku waterworks de
partment. It Is claimed that at pres
ent it is Impossible to keep accurate
track of water users and tho payments
thoy make at present, and that much
confusions exists in tho matter of col
lections at present.
First Street Grading Stopped.
Tho board supported tho rccom
.mcndatlon of tho county engineer in
"fggard to tho grading at the north end
or First street, through the WeMs
park tract, which had been held up
becauso tho work would leavo some
of tho properly along tho way sev
eral feet abovo tho now ntrcet lovel.
In order to make the grade safo tho
engineer recommended that tho grad
ing bo done.
New School Buildings Authorized.
The board authorized tho construc
tion of new school buildings at Puu
neno, and Wailuku. and the ropalrlnjr
of tho high school at Hamakuapoko
and Pala. Tho buildings at Wailuku
and Puunono will bo used largely in
connection with tho instroduction of
manual training and domestic science
County Helps Out
New Appropriations Decided Upon
Sheriff Gets New Auto Deputy
County Attorney Item Dropped.
The most Important new item In
tho appropriation budget of the coun
ty supervisors, to cover the next six
month period, is $3000 for the county's
share in now buildings for tho Kula
sanitarium. Tho legislature appro
priated $10,000 from the loan fund for
this purpose, and the county appro
priation raises the amount available
to approximately the estimated cost
of the new buildings so .badly needed.
Tho supervisors spent all day Thurs
day In going over tho appropriation
figures, and completed Its work with
the exception of Anally passing the
bill. Thi'i will bo dono at a meeting
pro! ably to bo heM tho last of this
Comi'.-ii'iitiyely few chan?es are
mado in ihe appropiiailons fo any
of tho departments ovo: the last per
iod. Ue3iiles tho Kula canltarium
item, tho county sheriff was allowed a
new Ford car, and Herman Lake was
formally appointed superintendent of
tho county garage, at a salary of $70
Tho Item of $150 per month for the
salary of deputy county attorney was
W. 0. Aiken Will Be
On Promotion Body
Chamber of Commerce and Supervi
sors Agree and Governor will Ap
Worth O. Aiken will be tho Maul
member of the Hawaii Promotion
Committee. This was formally decid
ed upon by the Chamber of Commerce
committee acting in conjunction with
a committee of the board of super
visors, at a meeting held on Thurs
day night. Tho meeting was attended
by J. J. Walsh, C. D. Lufkin, and Will
J. Cooper, representing tho Chamber,
and by D. T. Fleming, of the commit
tee of the board, S. E. Kalama, and
Philip Pall, tho other members of ihe
board concurring in tho selection by
Tho name of Mr. Aiken will be sub
mitted to the Governor, who will make
the appointment In accordance with
an act of the last Legislature. Tho
other new members of the promotion
committee who have already been se
lected are: D. P. It. Iaenberg, repre
senting Kauai; and G. H. VIckars,
representing Hawaii. The Oahu se
lection still remains to be made.
County Cuts Out
The new board of supervisors has
decided that tho county can't afford
to spend $50 per month for promotion
work, and accordingly chopped off tho
stipend to the Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee at one of its recent sessions.
Drummond mado the motion, Pall sec
onded, and everybody elso on the
board kokuaed. The old board took a
slmiiar stand six or eight months ago,
but upon protest being mado to tho
Chamber of Commerce by tho promo
tion directors, the body was persuaded
to reinstate tho item.
SCRAP UNCOVERS OTHER
William Mahlar and Mrs. Kalol Ka
ahu, who have been living together
unlawfully at Walhee, got into a scrap
a fow days ago with tho result that
the woman lost several front teeth
through contact with AVilliam's fist.
Ills arrest for assault and battery
brought out the fact of their com
promising relationship, and now both
aro in Jail serving sentences for adul
tery. The man was nncd $40 and $5
for the assault, and tho woman was
taxed $15, by Judgo McKay.
ORGANIZING OAHU FARMERS.
E. C. Moore, of Kula, Is in Hono
lulu where ho is working in connec
tion with tho Marketing Division in
tho organizing tho small pineapple
growers into a cooperative associa
tion for tho shipping of fresh fruit to
and cooking, in theso schools next
For tho Haou school eighty now
desks wore also authorized, while Ho
nokahua and Wallua, Moloknl, wcro
each glvon thirty new denies.
A claim of Herbert Hutchln for
$348.40 for road work at Kulaha wa3
allowed, after tho matter had been
hung up for somo time on a question
of tho authority of the county engineer
to authorlzo tho work.
Big Maui Delegation
For Civic Conventiou
Chamber of Commerce Appoints Com
mittee on Attendance Congres
sional Party Committee Reports.
The Maul Chamber of Commerce
expressed Itself as satisfied with tho
dates fixed for the next Civic Conven
tion, which will be held on Kauai, Sat
urday and Sunday, September 25 and
20. Also J. J. Walsh was named a
committee of one at the meeting of
tho chamber held on Thursday, to can
vass among the members for thofeo
who will be able to attend from Maul.
It is the hope that a large 'delegation
may bo secured from this county.
The Chamber also authorized the
printing of the proceedings of last
year's session, held in Wailuku, same
to be ready for distribution at as early
a date as possible. The contract was
awarded to the Maul Publishing Com
pany. New membership cards wcro report
ed by the secretary as ready for dis
tribution. Tho chamber is now work
ing under its modified by-laws adopted
at the last meeting.
A brief report mado by tho commit
tee having in charge tho local enter
taining of tho congressional party,
showed that the bills incurred have all
been met through the territorial al
lowance and the appropriation by tho
Puunenes Win Out
In First Ball Series
New Series Starts Tomorrow Phi
lipps of Puuncnc Holds Batting
Record Successful Season.
Atcr losing the first three games of
tho series, Paschoars Puuuone ball
tossers won tho next flvo straight thus
obtaining for their team the cham
pionship of tho first series. Last Sun
day the Hawaiis were the losers in a
9 to 4 tussle, which also finished tho
tie-off series which had to be played
after all teams were tied at the end of
tho first series.
The Puunenes started their scoring
in tho second inning with five runs,
which they managed on two bingles
assisted by several mullles by tho Ha
waiis. Again in tho fifth they scored
one, and in tho eighth three more,
these last being tho result of home run
by Harold Baldwin with two men on
Cummlngs' Colts scored ono In tho
second, two in the third, and another
In tho seventh. Although at times it
looked as if they would rally enough
runs to tie the score, "Blondie" Wil
liams would get busy and applied the
strlko out course.
Fixing tho averages on players who
have participated in four or more
games, Phillip, of tho Puunenes, leads
with a 8 times at bat and 8 hits, an
average of .445 percent. Foster Rob
inson, of the Paias, comes second with
.414 percent, he having 29 times at bat,
and 12 hits. Jim Kahananui, of tho
Puunenes, is charged with 34 times
at bat and 13 hits, an average of .389
Foster Robinson leads with five
stolen bases. Paoa and C. Robinson
are tie for second place with four
each. They are all players of the Paia
The comnleto averages of tho var
ious players will appear in our next
issue, the work of computing tho same
being now almost completed.
At a meeting of tho Maui Athletic
Association held last Monday night,
thechodulo for the second scries was
approved, as were also tho financial
accounts of tho league.. Owing to tho
class' of baseball put up by tho teams,
the patronage given by tho fans has
been very encouraging. Tho league
has been able to cVjar all tho old bills,
and tho Association is now somo
money to tho good, besides which each
team received their pro rata with
which to meet their own expenses.
The schedule of tho second series Is
July 18 Puuncnc vs. Paia.
July 25 Puuneno vs Wailuku.
Aug. 1 Paia" vs. Wailuku.
Vug. 8 Puuneno vs. Pafa. ,
Aug. 15 -Pjjimenc vs Wailuku.'
Aug. 22-fPajLvs. Wailuku.
Aug. 29 Juuncne vs. Pala.
Sept. 5 Puunono vs. Wailuku.
Sept 12 Paia vs. Wailuku.
Filipinos of Maui
Are Forming Union
Maul Filipinos aro forming a labor
union. This statement was mado this
week by Pedro M. Esqueras, who has
been on Maul for tho past two months
and who states that ho has tho work
in hand. Ho says that ho expects
within tho next fow weeks to havo
practically all of tho several hundred
Filipino laborers on tho island organ
ized, and that tho organization will
then bo effected of tho other islands.
Tho namo of tho organization is tho
Filipino Laborors' Union.
Thoroughly Satisfactory Structure
Now Makes Haleakala Trip a Plea
sureTransportation Big Cost
Plantations Met Deficit.
That tho new rest house will cost
nbout $2000 more than tho estimate,
or a total of some $4500, was tho in
formation furnished tho Maul Cham
ber of Commerce, in tho report of the
committee made at tho quarterly
meeting held last Thursday afternoon.
Tho apparently excessive high cost
was duo solely to tho unexpectedly
high cost of getting the materials to
the top of the mountain. Tho trans
portation bills alono aggregated $2390.
The committee reported further that
the several Maul plantations had come
to the rescue In tho matter of the de
ficit in tho rest house fund to the ex
tent of about $1600. and that no obli
gations aro outstanding on nccount of
the work. The house is declared to
bo a much better building than had
been expected, and one which It Is
believed will withstand the ravages of
time and of vandals for many years.
It has already been visited by an aver
age df three of four parties per week,
and has proved to bo decidedly com
fortable. Tho committee has ordered iron,
double-decker tots, and woven springs
and excelsior mattresses, as well as
one blanket for each cot. When these
aro In p'icc the discomforts of a night
on the mountain top will be entirely
For the past two months a care
taker has been in charge of the rest
house, and tho chamber further au
thorized tho committee to continue
these services for three months long
er, by which time it will bo known
how nearly self-supporting tho house
will be. A charge of $1 per person
per night has been fixed, which is ap
plied to this purpose. It was tho gen
eral opinion of tho chamber that these
fees "will practically pay the cost of
the caretaker at $40 per month.
Tho committee is at present having
a comfortable stable constructed for
horses, and a largo corral built to
prevent the animals wandering away.
The grounds about the rest house have
also been nicely cleaned of rock and
Kingsbury Rumor a
Joke Says Bevins
Nothing to Report Former Judge Will
Be His Deputy Appropriation for
Salary Has Been Eliminated.
Honolulu papers published a rumor
thb week to tho effect that Judgo
Kingsbury Is soon to return to Maul
from the mainland, and that ho will
become connected with County At
torney Bevins as deputy county at
torney. Mr. Bevins took occasion to
vigorously deny this report.
"I havo no knowledge that Judge
Kingsbury has any intention of roturn
ine to tho Islands," said Mr. Bevins,
"and moreover should he como iho
idea of offering him tho deputyship In
my offlco never occurred to me. It Is
absurd on tho face of it. Besides this,
on Thursday I asked the board of
supervisors to drop tho appropriation
for tho salary of deputy county attor
ney, so that now there is no provision
for pnying Biich an oOlcor. Tho thing's
Wailuku Mill Dance to
Be Biff Social Feature
Much interest is being taken in tho
danco to bo given this ovening by tho
manager and staff of tho Wailuku bu
gar Company on tho grounds at tho
mill. A splendid dancing platfoim has
been constructed on tho tennis court,
and much work has been dono by a
numbor of committees which havo had
tho matter In hand. Botween 500 and
1000 Invitations havo been sent out,
and it is certain that a largo crowd
of Maul people will bo in attendance.
Tho danco glvon by tho mill sovoral
years ago is a vivid reminder of what
may no expected in tno presoni ins
IN POLICE COURT.
Frank Davis, who thought it funny
to overturn a Chinaman's poi cart, was
arrested on charco of malicious Injury
and fined $5, besides being required
to pay $3 for tho damago ho caused.
Tom Gun, a plantation laboroj. was
given a 13-months suspended sentence
for assault and battery. Ho had a row
with a follow workman, whom ho
claimed was interfering with his irri
gation work in a cano field.
FIERCE STRUGGLE IN
WEST STILL KEEPS UP
Both Sides Claim ProgressGerman Drive Into
Russia Seems Checked as Does Italian Raid
German American Situation Still Clouded.
HONOLULU, July 16. Sugar, $97.20.
PARIS, Jul)' 16. Another advance by Allies on the peninsula of
Gallipoli is reported in an official bulletin. While warships poured shells
into fort at Achibaba and land batteries on the Asiatic coast, the French,
with British colonial detachment at elbows, charged the Turkish line
and carried important sections of trenches. The behavior of the
Algerian Zouaves and our foreign legion was magnificent in its dash
and determination. Prisoners captured by Allies report that their com
rades would willingly surrender, but stern measures taken by German
officers make it difficult for them to do so.
LONDON, July 16. As a sequel to the report made a few days
ago' in which the empc.ror is said to have assured bankers thrt the war
will soon end, it is said that the Kaiser is secretly making peace over
tures. PARIS, July 16. French soldiers are being armed with short,
heavy case knives, instead of the heavy bayonets for work at close
LONDON, July 16. Rosenthal, the German spy, convicted in
court of espionage, was shot in the tower of London yesterday, after
he had confessed to the charges.
LONDON, July 16. British forces now in Serbia arc cooperat
ing with the Serbs against the Austrians, in addition to a. naval force
serving as gunners. A large number of infantrymen are now at the
PARIS, July 16. Socialists now in session here have unanimously
gone on record as favoring continuing the war.
LONDON, July 16. Norwegian ship Rym was sunk yesterday
by a submarine.
ILOILO, P. I., July 16. Disastrous fire here today destroyed dif
ferent buildings and 3300 tons of sugar.
HONOLULU, July 15. A junior fleet of steamers from Hono
lulu to San Francisco and Portland, is being planned.
Brewer & Company announce that the next trip of the Sierra on the
schedule, has been cancelled on account of necessary repairs.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15. In the laundrymen's convention,
now in session' plans arc being made to run Orientals out of the state.
HONGKONG, July 15. It is estimated that 10,000 persons perish
ed in floods around Canton.
WASHINGTON, July 15. Germany officially .admits mistake was
made in the attack upon the Ncbraskan by a submarine, expresses re
gret at the occurence, and is ready to make reparations. She gives as
surancc that the attack was not meant for the American flag but will
consider it an unfortunate incident. At the stale department the incident
is closed except for the formality of arranging the money payment for
The Austrian note of June 29, just made public, is a puzzle in the
administration circles. It is believed to have originated in the Vienna
foreign office, and to have no conneciton with German action on the
attitude as German officials openly admit the right of the United States
to sell munitions to belligerents.
The version of affairs in BritislTcircles, is that the note is intended
to serve as a warning to the United States that if the United States
-goes to war with German, the allies of Germany will support the Ger
mans. BERLIN, July 15. Germans are making steady progress on the
cast. Have recaptured Prasnyz and Konyza and stormed the heights
near Suwalki. On the west they have achieved further successes in the
advance on Verdun.
WASHINGTON, July 15. Official denials made from stale de
partment of the reported resignation of Ambassador Maryc to Russia.
Secretary Daniels paid a visit today to Edison at his laboratory.
HONOLULU, July 15. Judge Cooper has been selected to con
duct the next carnival.
Two Chinese delegates to the convention on the Coast were denied
passports. Young Kat, of Hilo, got through.
WASHINGTON, July 15. Direct communication between Shang
hai and San Francisco in competition with the Toyo Kiscn Kaisha is
to become immediate actuality. It is announced by Chinese legation.
Honolulu will be port of call. Chinese syndicate may purchase Pacific
NORFOLK, July 15. British steamer Ilowthhead arrived safe
with no explosives, as stated by anonymous write "Peace" from New
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15. Roosevelt has advised Governor
Johnson that he will visit fair on July 20.
LONG BEACH, July 15. Bryan intends to return to lecture
platform, according to his public statement last night.
LONDON, July 15. French assertions that crown prince was
badly punished in attempt to drive back French from offensive against
right wing at St. Mihiel, was met here yesterday with official bulletin
from Berlin, claiming that he had captured 3000 prisoners and made
noteworthy gains. This is denied by French in night bulletin from
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15. Pacific torpedo fleet will sail today
for Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on a month's cruise.
LONDON, July 15. Despite threat to bring into force provisions
of munitions act by government, it is certain a number of Welsh miners
will go on strike today. Not expected strike will be serious.
PETROGRAD, July 15. During' week ending July 11, Russian
general staff reports capture of 22,761 officers and men south of Lu'" n
directly north of Lcmbcrg.
Forces of Allies now occupy 450,000 square miles of German colo
nies. Colonial dependencies now lost to Germany include all in the
Pacific and all German Southwest Africa.
WASHINGTON, July 15. Unofficial advices from Canton state
that a conspiracy to take life of Yuan Shih Kai has been uncovered,
and many arrests followed.
(Additional Wireless on Pago 4.)