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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1915.
Dangerous Nature of West Maui Land
ing Again Demonstrated Inter
Island Superintendent and Federal
Inspectors in Capsized Doat.
Dumped Into a moderately heavy
surf when a boat of the steamer Mau
na Kea capsized last Wednesday oven
inp, Joseph E. Sheedy, general super
Intendent of the Inter-Island Steam
Navigation Company; Capt. Frank M
lierg, assistant wharf superintendent
of the same company; T. J. Iloeney,
United States Inspector of boilers;
and Capt. Wm. Howe, United States
Inspector of boilers, were given an ex
ceedingly realistic demonstration of
the treacherous character of the La
Fortunately the accident amounted
to nothing more serious than a thor
ough ducking for the officials. It oc
curred within a few yards of the wharf
and while some fifty or more passen
gers, men, women and children, were
being landed and taken aboard the
Mauna Kea. Besides the members of
the boat crew, the official party were
the only occupants of tho swampeu
It is understood that Mr. Sheedy and
Capt. Berg were demonstrating to tho
government officials tho manner In
which tho fatal accident of May 1
occurred, when two deck passengers
wpre drowned while making a landing
at Lahaina. Iona, the Hawaiian boat
stecrer, who had charge of tho boat
on that occasion, was also at tho steer
ing oar on. Wednesday. The demons
tration was of course a great success.
Tho drenched inspectors were quickly
helped ashore by persons on tho wharf
and were supplied with a change. of
clothing by Mine Host Freeland and
others, which, If the fit was a trifle
faulty, was at, least dry.
The spill was not near tho point
where the Japaneso woman and Chi
nese man lost their lives, but prac
tically in tho courso of tho boats mak
ing the usual landing. The surf is
said to have been a little heavier than
normal, but not nearly as heavy as
at times when passengers are trans
ferred between shore and ships. ,
Damage at McGregor's.
The landing at McGregor's was also
attended bv a slight accident on Wed
nesday evening, when a froight boat
engaged in taking on a cargo oi taro
was Jammed against the landing with
Himh force that all tho oars on one
side were broken. One member of
tho crew had a narrow escape from
ioinir p.nimht between the boat and
the wharf. Only a part of tho freight
was taken. Tho landing pier was sub
jected to a severe bombardment by
tho heavy swell, and some damage is
Passengers from McGregor's were
ciiiiiprfpd tn a rather severe nervous
strain, hut all mado tho transfer
stnrtn of AVednesday on the
south coast increased In violence dur
ing Wednesday night, and before it
subsided a portion of the planking of
MrP.rpcrnr's landing was torn off and
carried away, while tho driveway at
tho shore end of the wiiari was noou
nl with water. Itcnorts from Kihel
are to tho effect that tho landing at
that point was smooth throughout tho
Howell as Engineer
Pau After August
New Engineer Ordinance Drafted
Howell Says Didn't Have Free Hand
in Kula Waterworks.
After September 1 Maul county will
have a new county engineer, or else
no engineer at all, for at tho meeting
of tho supervisors on Tuesday tho
resignation of Hugh Howell was ac
cepted to tak c effect at that time. It
is rumored that a successor to Howell
Is to bo named shortly, though if any
one has been definitely decided upon
tho name has not been made public.
Mr. Howell tendered his resignation
to tho new board at its first meeting
on July 1, but at the request of the
board continued in office without the
resignation being acted upon until
this week. At tho time of making his
resignation Howell stated that condi
tions were not satisfactory to him
self, and a number of radical changes
In the matter of tho placing of au
thority, would havo to bo made should
he reconsider his Intention to get out.
The board also passed at first read
ing a new county engineer ordinance,
supplanting Ordinance 28. The pro-
"Chief Overseer and County Engineer"
posed new law will create the office of
this officer to bo appolnteu by tne
chairman of the board, with the con
sent of the hoard, and to havo such
duties and responsibilities as may bo
delegated to him by tho chairman, as
executive officer. Through tho act of
tho last legislature, tho powers of the
chairman of the board are now very
broad, and tho engineer will bo really
tho deputy to carryout the duties of
tho chairman, iho drait of tno pro
nosed ordinance is published as a
uy-authorlty" notice in anotner part
of this issue.
Howell Defends Self.
Agreeing with tho report of tho com
mltteo which investigated the condl
tion of tho Kula pipe line, as to the
condition of tho system and Its inem-
clent administration, Engineer Howell.
t the meeting of the Board last Mon
day morning repudiated in toto the
Eectlons in tho report suggesting that
ho had been responsible for not clean
ing up the matter after he came into
office. Ho declared that he had al
ways felt tnat Aionzo jacitson was
not a man of sufficient calmer to now
tho Job of funerintendent of tho ays-
tern, and had wanted to replace him
and make other changes, but had been
nrevonted by tho chairman and the
board. He implied tnat tno cause oi
this interference was fear that it
would havo a had effect on tho cam"!
dacv of the members prior to the
county election. Sinco tho election, ho
said, his powerhas been entirely sub
ordinate to tho will of the chairman.
Answering specifically concerning tho
complaint that certain redwood tanks
hauled to Kula havo lain for monMis
without being erected, he asserted tTTal
tho matter had been taken out or nis
hands by Chairman Kalama who had
countermanded orders he had given.
Howell agreed with the committee
report that tho rates for water cn the
Makawao-Kula system aro too low. Ho
believes that tho discrepancy in the
nmount of water supposed to bo going
into tho pipe and that sold, to he due
In largo measure to faulty reglstoiing
of the venturi Meter at tno intake.
No Graft Charged.
, May Be Unfeasible
Lack of Suitable Foundation Causing
Worry to Loan Fund Engineers-
May Change Site.
That tho building of a reservoir at
Olinda for tho Ku'.a pipe lino may
prove impracticable, Is the report now
current as a result of Investigations
of tho past two weeks carried on uy
tho oncineers of tho loan fund com-
mission. It is stated that excavations
to a depth of 18 or 20 feet show noth
ing but soil on tho site where it Is
nronosed to build tho reservoir dam.
. i Whothor or not it will bo possible to
build a permanent Btructuro on such
V a foundation is ouestloncd. It is pos
sible that anothor location may bo
found, but this is indefinite at tho
HAIKU PRINCIPAL LEAVES.
W. W. Taylor, who was appointed
principal of tho Haiku tchool in placo
of T. II. Hinckley, who goes to Lau-
pahoohoo, nawali, this fall, will not
accent tho now appolutmont, It 'is
stated. Ho sailed for tho coast last
week on tho Klamath with his family
Supervisors Balk .
At Sunday Movies
Hear Discussion on Subject and Then
Postpone Action Pali Thinks Free
Show Would Be All Right.
Following a spirited debate occu
pying an hour and a half or more, tho
county supervisors, on Monday once
moro declined to tako action on tho
matter of Sunday moving pictures,
and laid it over to Uio September
meeting of tho board. Supervisor
Pali expressed himself as Willing to
favor tho proposition provided the
movies men would not make a charge
for Sunday performances. Supervisor
Fleming docs not favor acting on tho
matter on tho grounds that tho last
legislature evaded responsibility by
passing the buck up to the counties
a bit of moral cowardice which ho re
Tho Town Hall was well filled when
the matter was brought up at noon
on Monday, when a letter from George
Freeland, manager of several moving
picture houses in the Lahaina dis
trict, petitioning for the Sunday privi
lege, was read. Mr. Freeland was
present in person and backed up his
written arguments by statements In
which he apparently showed that the
demand in his district for this Sunday
amusement was all hut unanimous.
He stated that tho largo proportion of
the population is Japaneso and other
Orientals, and that tho churches could
not hope to get many of'them to Sun
day evening services In any event.
Hev. A. Craig Bowdish, of the Maka-
wao Union Church, and Rev. It. B.
Dodge, of the Wailuku Union Church,
spoke against tho plan, basing their
opposition on the grounds that Sunday
shows would tend to lower tho moral
standard of tho community. They nr
gued much against the character of
pictures shown. Rev. John Kallno also
spoke in Hawaiian along tho same
D. H.-Caso and Will J. Cooper snoko
In favor of tho privilege being granted,
on tho grounds that tho performances
not lit to bo given on Sunday night
:e not lit to ue given at any other
c; and that the people should have
a right to spend their Sunday even
ings at a moving picture show if they
,feel so inclined, inasmuch as IE could
not Interfere with tho rights of others.
It wa3 argued that tho shows niight
be a real moral asset in that they
would supply a decent form of amuse
ment for young people on Sundav
nights, where at present there is noth
ing at all unless ono chooses to go to
The discussion became rather acri
monious onco or twico between tho
Rev. Bowdish and Mr. Freeland. Tho
latter offered to undertake to get up
a petition to snow tho sentiment of
tho people in favor of the Sunday
shows. It is rumored that the Maui
movie men will undertako to get up
a petition covering the wholo of Maul
which they believe will be overwhelm
ingly favorable to their sldo of 'tlio
Judge Edings is io
Stay on Maui Bench
Whitney Gets Reappointment Edings
Was to Have Had Rumored Clem
Quinn Slated for Edings, Place.
Judge Edings is not to leave Maui.
He received a cable from the depart
ment of justice on Friday of last week
advising him of the fact that It would
bo satisfactory for him to remain on
the Second Circuit bench If ho cared
to, and to this tho Judge quickly re
Iterated his personal wishes in this
connection. In urging him to tako the
placo of Judge Whitney on tho First
Circuit Court, the department evi
dently believed it was offering him a
promotion, but Judge Edings docs not
take this view of the matter.
Quickly following Judge Edings' re
ply, Attorney General Gregory cabled
to Judge Whitney that ho would be
lecommended for reappointment if lie
cared to tako the place, and the new
appointment camo by cable tho follow
ing day. Judge Whitney had been pre
viously advised by tho attorney gene
ral that he was not to be reappointed,
but it is evident that the expressions
of popular disapproval to this course,
combined with the dearth of eligible
material in the democratic ranks
brought about a reversal of this de-clslon.
As reported last week by wireless,
Judge A. G. M. Robertson has boon
also reappointed, despite the reports,
that .Toff McCarn was slated for tho
job, and the last news is that Judges
Parsons and Matthowman of Hawaii,
will also not bo displaced.
It Is rumored from Honolulu that
under tho first plans for tho reorgan
ization of the Hawaii judiciary, Attor
ney Clem Quinn, of Honolulu, had
been selected for Judge Edings' place
on tho Maui bench.
Suit Filed Against
Charles Reinhardt Claims Damages
for Injuries Received in Falling
Into Washed Out Road at Hana
Kula Water May Be
Stolen is Report
Supervisor Fleming called attention Rumor of Manv UnailthnriznH fnn-
to tho fact that the strongest term .. n ' .... .
necuons nxisi unicn may Account
A suit for $15,000 damages for per
Knnal inlurlos sustained, was filed in
the circuit court on Thursday against
tho County, by Charles Reinhardt, of
llnna. Tho caso will como up for
trial at tho October term. D. H. Caso
and Enos Vincent are attorneys for
Tho caso is the result of alleged nog'
lltrencn on the nart of tho county in
leaving a deep ditch In the road near
Hana unprotected by harrier or light.
Reinhardt, who Is sugar Doner, lor mo
Kaoloku Sugar Company, walked into
nils hole in tho dark, on July 29, had
three ribs broken and was otherwise
badly hurt, and has not yet recovered
from his Iniurles. Tho hole into which
ho fell was caused by tho washing out
nf a culvert across tho road during tne
storm in April, and was about 15 feet
deep. It is claimed that tne county
neelected to safeguard this place, and
Reinhardt walked Into it. Tne roau
at this point has not yet been repaired.
used In connection with tho Kula
waterworks matter in tho committee's
report, had been "laxness." Graft, ho
declared, had not been suggested In
W. F. Pogue, former supervisor,
urged the making of rates with a view
of encouraging economy In the use
of water. Ho also suggested permit
ting patrons to havo storage tanks or
reservoirs to bo filled from storm
water at a lower rate, and which might
bo used for irrigation
The session closed with the naming
of a committee to study tho matter of
rates for water, tho committee to re-
port at tho next mooting.
Murphy Raises Point
On the grounds that District Magls
trato W. A. McKay, of tho Wailuku
district court, is not legally qualified
Attorney Eugono Murphy this week
challenged tho court's jurisdiction in
tho assumpsit suit of Hirotsu vs Chi
nen. Murphy contends that tfTo law
requires that a district magistrato
shall also hold a license to practise
in tho district courts as an attorney,
and that to do this a practitioner
mus tho licensed by tho circuit court
every two years. Judge McKay was
licensed to practlso In tho district
courts in 1909, according to Murphy,
and haB not had tho permit renowed
sinco that time. Other attorneys hold
however, that this ground is not well
taken. In that a district magistrate Is
not permitted to practlso as an attor
ney, and that in tho presont caso,
Judge McKay was only recently reap
pointed, without this requirement.
I Murphy announces that ho will carry
and does not expect to roturn. Mr,
Taylor was a teacher In tho Honolulu tho matter boforo tho higher courts
. . 1 1 I F .1 I ,. I
smiuuia just, juur. iui uulioiuu.
for Big Water Loss.
Tho question of what has become oi
the 12,000,000 gallons of water which
go into tho Kula pipe line every quar
ter, according to tho moter at tho In
take, and for which no record is on
tho county hooks, Is to be the sub-
jot t of an Investigation by tl.a Supi r
visors' committee. Engineer Howell
stated at tho hoard meeting on Mon
day, that he Is certain that tho Mg
meter does not register properly on
account of tho air which enters with
tho water. There is, however, a per-
ristent rumor that tho pipe lino and
Its various branches has a largo nun;
bei of private connections never au
thorized by tho county, or at least not
recorded on tho county books, and for
which no return has ever been mado.
There Is no doubt that this report will
bo fully investigated.
Of Maui Soon to Arrive
William McCluskcy, who was ap
pointed supervising principal for
Maul, at tho last spring meeting of
tho board of school commissioners, ar
rived in Honolulu by tho Matsonla,
this week from Charlotte county,
South Carolina, whero ho has hold the
position of superintendent of schools
for tho past two years. Ho was ac
companied by his wifo, and they aro
expected to arrlvo on Maul next week,
For several years Mr. McCluskcy was
connocted with tho Hawaii public
schools, and at tho tlmo ho resigned
to go to South Carolina ho was suror
vising principal of East Hawaii. Mrs,
McCluskoy Is a daughter of Judgo
Fred Lyman, of Hllo.
Want No Repairs on
Petition Sent to Harbor Board Pro
testing Against Spending $10,000
A petition addressed to tho board
of harbor commissioners was in cir
culation on Maul this week, asking
that tho 110,000 appropriated by tho
last legislature for tho reconstruction
of McGregors' Landing bo not used.
The paper was largely signed, parti
cularly with names of Pala and Puu
neno citizens, as well as thoso of resi
dents of tho Klhel district.
Tho netltloncrs claim that tho Mc
Gregor landing Is not needed, and that
tho location Is not a good one, and
that tho expenditure of any money to
repair it is not justified.
Walsh Not Impressed
By Kula Haleakala Route
J. J. Walsh, of Kahulul, who mado
tho trip ot tho summit of Haleakala
last Sunday by way of Kula. does not
bollevo- that this Is tho proper route
for tho now mountain road. "It did
not Impress mo as having any mater
ial advantage over tno uunoa route,"
states Mr. Walsh, "except tho solo ad
vantago that it will usually ho dry
whero Olinda may moro ottpn bo wet
But tho road through Kula will novor
be what can ho considered good, un
less it Is macadamized, for tho simple
reason that it is so dry.'r
INKING OF ARABIC
MAY PRODUCE CRISIS
Loss of Two Americans on Liner to Be Rigidly In-
vestigated Petrograd Now Threatened
By Germanic Hosts
HONOLULU, August 20. Sugar, $97.60.
HONOLULU, August' 20. Committee of the chamber of com
merce to confer with steamship agents, re suspension of coastwise ship
ping law, consists of L. T. Peck, chairman ; F. C. Atherton, R. W. Brcck
ons, E. A. Berndt, George R. Carter, A. L. Castle, W. F. Frear, C. -R.
Hcmenway, r. J. Lowrev, I. V. Macfarlane, v. H. iMclncrny, K. V.
Shingle, G. W. Smith, II. L. Strange, D. L. Withington.
LONDON, August 20. Two Americans are believed to have been
killed and 26 rescued from the Arabic. It is unofficially stated by those
in touch with the President, that if the facts arc found officially as re
ported, Ambassador Gerard will ask for his passports and the German
ambassador at Washington will also- be handed his, as the attack could
only be construed as a dehlerately',unfnendly act. When sunk, the
Arabic was on an errand of mercy. The steamer Dunsley having been
torpedoed and listed badly. The Arabic went to rescue her passengers
when she was herself torpedoed and sunk. Went down in 11 minutes.
She was outward bound and could not have been carrying munitions,
which was the first point to be raised by Germany m defense of the
sinking of the Lusitania. Of the 423 passengers, 32 are missing.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 20. That German and British consuls
have spent, directly and indirectly, sums aggregating a quarter of a
million dollars in recruiting, is charge made in text of indictment for
alleged violation of neutrality laws.
HOUSTON, August 20. Outside those killed at Galveston, the
death toll of the hurricane has reached 233.
BERLIN, August 20. The clause in the agreement between Great
Britain, France and Russia, for the prosecution of the war, provides
that England and France were to force the Dardanelles, and take Con
stantinople. Russia was to support Allies from the Bosphorus and at
the conclusion of operations was to be given Constantinople. Roumaiiia
was to be kept in ignorance of this agreement as it would not be agree
able to her. Russia was to march into Berlin on last March.
TARANTO, August 20. Italy and Turkey stand on the brink of
war. Declaration of hostilities against the Porte is to be made imme
diately on receipt of news that Turkey declines to accede to Italian de
mands. Italy is prepared to strike a quick blow.
k LONDON, August 20. It is officially announced that Petrograd
fears the advance of the German hosts, which are becoming a serious
menace to the integrity of the Russian forces, portions of which arc
already in danger, while other sections of the Russian front are bound
to be affected.
SALT LAKE, August 20. Elihu Root has been elected president
of the American Bar Association, which adopted resolutions denouncing
the lynching of Leo Frank in Georgia.
NISH, August 20. An artillery duel of Austrians and French
across the Danube, is in progress. f
MESSINA, August 19. The volcano of Stromboli is again active.
A lava lake has formed between the crater and the sea.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 19. Arrangements are complete for
staging a Japanese wrestling bout. Contestants are due on the steamer
SHANGHAI, August 19. An unsuccessful attempt was made to
assassinate Admiral Chcun, military governor, by throwing a bomb at
BERLIN, August 19. Besides the fortress of Kovno, we have
captured all supporting forts on the northwest front of Novogeorgievsk,
and COO prisoners. The troops of von Sholt and von Gallwitz advanced
eastward and left wing of Bavarian army delivered a counter attack on
both sides of the Sienratycze and Bug rivers. Von Mackensen's army
threw enemy back across the Bug into the advanced position before
fortress Brcst-i-atousk and east ot Wlodawa.
LONDON, August 19. The Russian authorities do not concede the
loss of Kovno as claimed by Germans. Petrograd says Germans took
only forts to the left of the Niemcn river.
British troops landed at buvla iiay, (jallipolt peninsula. Advance
halted with losses.
The White Star liner Arabic, from Liverpool to New York, was
sunk by a German submarine, off Fastnet Light, Ireland. She carried
423 passengers. At first reported saved with crew, but is now feared
was great loss of life. The vessel is one of the one-class cabin. No
regular first class.
CHRISTIANA, August 19. Intense feeling exists in Denmark
aaginst Germany over the holding of the steamer Haakon VII. by Ger
man submarines. Mail was seized aboard the vessel. Denmark demands
the return. Situation growing tenser.
LONDON, August 19. The Danish steamer Jutlander, San Fran
cisco for Copenhagen, has been detained by British patrol boats carrying
on German blockade, and is held at Kirkwall.
The British stcapier Magnolia has reported that the steamship
Dunsley had been torpedoed but not sunk.
LONDON, August 19. The fall of Kovno opens the way for a
big drive against Vilna, an important railroad junction city on the main
railroad line to Petrograd. The loss of this place will menace the Rus
sian capital. In the last victory the Russians left much booty for tin.
Germans to capture.
TOKIO, August 19. One of the multi-millionaire families of
Japan has endowed schools for poor people of an industrial nature.
LONDON, August 19. The third force to be landed on Gallipoli
peninsula, under the guns of the fleet of the Allies, has established a firm
foothold along Sulzar Bay, eight miles north of territory held by colonial
forces, before Kaba Tepe. This third force threatens the right of the
Turkish defenders and will force lengthening of the lines of the Mos
lems, which now extend from Krithia to Kojadcre.
ROME, August 19. Relations between Rome and and Constanti
nople arc strained almost to the breaking point. The reunion of all
Greek territory is a plan that will invite war. The irritation of the
Italians is increasing daily, at the procrastination of the Porte in replying
to the demands made for reinsurance that the subjects of Italy in Asia
Minor shall be safeguarded in lives and property against hostilities of
WASHINGTON, August 19. It is understood that Villa's reply
to peace appeal is favorable to proposal of the conferees for negotiations
with Carranza, looking to the restoration of peace in Mexico.
(Additional Wireless on Pago 4.)