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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1915.
W 4 n
W. locals i
Mrs. Kepoikai returned on Wednes
day evening lrom a trip to Honolulu.
A. Pontbo, or Wailuku, was in Ho
nolulu last Saturday in a business
Mrs. George Tripp whs.r departing
passenger for Honolulu by tho Manna
Lo last Saturday.
Chester Livingston moved his fam
ily this week to Honolulu from his
Herbert Mist, traveling auditor for
DlVies & Company, was a business
Visitor at Hana this week.
Matsu Tanmhana was granted di
vorce from his wife, Kame Tamahann,
on grounds of desertion.
HI. J. Walker, of Pala, who suffered
a paralytic stroke two weeks ago is
leported to be improving.
D, L. Austin, of the Ann of Davies
A Co., Is making his regular visit to
Jlnut customers this week.
Mrs. John Veuhuiseu, of Kuiaha, re
turned home last Saturday from a vis
It to relatives in Honolulu.
J. Meiuecke, of Paia, returned last
Saturday from Honolulu where he
spent several days last week.
Mrs. John Fleming returned to her
home in Honolulu on Saturday, alter
visiting o'n Maui for several weeks.
U. Herrick Brown, of Hni'
the overland trip to Hana on business
this week. He is expected to return
Rev. It. B. Dodge made a quick trip
to Honolulu this week, going down on
Monday and returning by the Mika
hala on Wednesday.
M. H. Drummond, Territorial bank
examiner, finished his work of exam
ining the books of the various county
offices and returned to Honolulu last
William' Devereaux, who has sever
ed his connection as manager of the
Hana Store, was a passenger to Hono
lulu this week. His family will prob
ably follow him soon.
D. C. Lindsay returned from Hono
lulu this week, where ho spent sev
eral days attending the meeting of
tho board of public instruction, of
. which he is a member.
G. C. James, of the Pacific Guano &
Fertilizer Company, returned to Hono
lulu last Saturday, after spending a
two-week vacation on his Kulaha
homustead with his family.
A. L. Case, former supervising prin
cipal of Maui, accompanied by his
Wife, will leave today for Honolulu en
route to Chico, California, whcio they
will make their future home.
Mrs. Clarence G. White and children
of Haiku, arrived homo by the Lurline
this week from Berkeloy, California,:
whore they spent the past year. Mr.
White arrived some weeks at,o.
A. Haiieberg, auditor fot HackfcM
& Company, was at Klpahulu this
week in connection with the transfer
of the Klpahulu Store to Fassoth &
Williamson, the new owners of tlic
Potor Ohrt, sugar boiler of Kipahu
lu, was a passenger to Honolulu this
week, where he will tako passage
shortly for San Carlos, Philippine Is
lands. He will probably remain there
for a year or more.
Following the finishing of the grind
ing season at Kipahulu, William T.
Groig, engineer, left last Wednesday
for Honolulu to j6in his wifo who is
already there. Mr. Grel? is undecided
about his plans for the future.
Louis A. Peiry, of Davies & Co., Ho
' nolulu, spent the past week visiting
friends on Maui. He will return to
his home by this afternoon's Claudlne,
accompanied by Mrs. Perry and chil
dren, who have rpont several weeks
visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. L, ... Mathews, the
now workers of the Alexander House
Settlement, Wailuku, arrived from
New England by the Lur'.ino on Fri
day. They were accompanied by Miss
June Mitchell, who comes as klnder-
gartner for the Settlement.
F. F. Baldwin is having a couciete
roadway nearly tw6 miles long, con
structed from his mountain place, Ku-
Inmanu, to connect witlf the lower gov
; ornraeut road. The improvement will
make the place much more easily ac
cessab'e than it is at present.
Supervisor Ben Hollinger and
.Waterworks Superintendent Murray,
of Honolulu, spent last Saturday at La-
haina Inspecting the electric power
equipment of the Pioneer Mill. The
city of Honolulu is planning to utilize
some of its water power in a similar
Miss Elsie Chalmers returned this
week to her home In Hana, after be
ing absent nearly two months. Most
of this time was spent in attending
the summer teachers' school in Hono
lulu, though she spent two weeks visit
ing friends at Hilo and other places
Charles Reinhardt, sugar boiler of
the ICaeleku Sugar Company, Hana,
who was badly hurt some weeks ngo
by walking into an open hole washed
in the lower road at Hana by a heavy
storm, is much better. He left this
week for Hilo to spend a three-weeks'
Harold T. Barclay, bookkeeper of
the Kipahulu plantation, left this
week for Lihue. Kauai, where he will
take charge of the books of tho Lihue
plantation for three months during the
absence of the regular bookkeeper on
an extended vacation. Mr. Barclay
was accompanied by ills wife.
Frank P. Johnson left for Maui ye
terday in the Claudine. He will be
come assistant manager of tho plan
tation store at Puuneue. Mr. John
son was formerly employed in the
same establishment. Advertiser.
Mrs. James dimming and children
are visiting friends in Honolulu.
Miss Olive Lindsay, of Maui, who
has Iteen visiting Miss Dorothy Guild
on College 3 tree t. will return to aei
home on the valley Island tomorrow,
Miss Lindsay came to Honolulu to
hear Madame Melua In her two con
certs and during her thort stay here
has been entertained at a number of
informal affairs. Star-Bulletin.
Due to Carelessness
Utilities Hoard Still Insists Drowning
Was Avoidable Official Upset Was
Funny, Says Williams.
The words of Thomas J. Heeney, lo
cal United States inspector of boilers,
uttered after Heeney, Captain W.
Howe, Inspector of hulls, and Joseph
Shcedy, superintendent of tho Inter
Island Steam Navigation Company,
and others had been spilled into the
sea from a small boat of the com
pany at Lahaina, Maul, last Wednes
day, were resurrected at last night's
meeting of the public utilities com
'The accident was unavoidable,
there is no doubt of that," Mr. Heeney
paid to the Star-Bulletin Saturday.
'Sure, the accident was unavoid
able; there is no doubt of that," re
iterated Commissioner J. N. S. Wil
liams last night. "I mean the accident
last Wednesday, when the local Unit
ed States inspectors of hulls and boil
ers and officials of the Inler-Islanu
were spilled into the water."
'I stood on the wharf- Wednesday
at Lanaina when suddenly my attcn-
iou was called to tho boat in which
the officials were being shown how
Ihe other accident happened. The
crowd on the wharf had been watch
ing the performance and they laughed
and jeered at those in tho water," Mr
'The only difference, the main dif
ference, between the manner in which
the two accidents happened was that
the officials Wednesday were spliled
about 150 feet (rom tho wharf -in three
feet of water wiuie tuo tatai acciuem
last May happened away off course
and in eight feet of water."
Commissioner Williams first com
ment when asked what ho thought of
the accident last week was this:'
"It was laughable."
Chairman Charles It. Forbes and
Commissioner Williams were tho only
members present at last night's met-
lug, Commissioner Gignoux being on
the mainland. 'Both commented llnhl-
ly on the "demonstration" given by
Superintendent Shcedy of the Intcr
Ialand at Lahaina on Wednesday.
They evidently asked Itiku, the
steersmnn. to 3how them how the
other accident happened," remarked
Commissioner Williams, "and they
certainly were shown alright. I can
imagine I see them now wading to
shore and dodging those breakers
I did not f eo- tho actual turning
over of their boat, but I can easily
ealize that tho affair does not go to
show anything with regaid to the
It wasn't the fact that the boat last
May upset that proves anything," In
terjected Chairman Forbes. "It is ihe
fact that the boat was off its course,
as shown by its location when It up
set, that shows negligence."
"Thero's no question about that,
agreed Mr. Williams.
"What business had that boat being
over there, when sho upset?" demand
ed Forbes, looking around the almost
empty room. He referred to the first
accident. Commissioner Williams con
"I have never heard of a boat up-
Eetltng at Laahlna when it was on Its
proper course, unless the steering oar
broke," ho said.
'Say," recalled tho chairman, "I met
one of my workmen on the capltol
building repairs here today, and I rec
ognized him as ono of the bo'imen
who testified about tho overturning of
that boat at Lahaina beforo this com
"I asked him what ho was doing
heie and why he wasn't working at
the Inter-Island, and what do you sup
pose ho said? Why, he said all of
tho boatmen of tho capsized craft had
been discharged 'for tho time being.'
In view of tho fact that Mr. Shcedy
has endeavored to show that these
boatmen arc competent to h'andlo the
small boats, and has vouched for their
efficiency, it appears that he main
tains a peculiar .attitude in dbchaig
ing these same men.
"There Is 0110 thing I don't under
stand," added Commissioner Williams,
and that is why it is tlial theso local
United States Inspectors of hulls and
boilers didn't make an inquiry into
this affair at Lahaina until after we
had investigated the accident and
mado our report. Why did they de
lay their examination to this late
"Why, they haven't even made a re
port yet," Chairman Forbes said.
Tho discussion took place at a spe
cial meeting of tho commission last
evening. A regular meeting is in
progress late this afternoon at the
Joseph E. Sheedy, general superin
tendent of tho Inter-Island, revised to
either deny or affirm tho statement
which Chairman Forbes said was
made to him by pno of the crew of the
fatal boat. Forbes said il.is man told
him that nil tho seamen who n. aimed
the lapsii'ed boat vnxo di.-Uiarged by
tho lnter-Is-.md 'for th time being."
' I ton t know he,' those men are
now," Sheedy said, "I can't spend my
time keeping track of thorn. Further
than that I havo not one word to say,"
ST. ANTHONY'S OPENS ON 7TH.
St. Anthony's Boys and Girls'
schools will open for the fall term a
week from next Monday, September
7th. The outlook for the work of tho
chool for the coming year is said to
be particularly bright.
Miss Mitchell, principal of tho Girls
Hoarding School of Kohala, who has
been the guest of Miss Edith Living
ston, and other Maul friends, leaves
ior her home today.
Mrs. W. A. McKay, of Wailuku, Is
visiting Mrs. II. M. Wells, of Kuiaha.
Chester Livingston has transferred
his homestead at Kuiaha to his sister,
MIbs Edith Livingston.
Paias Taking Lead
In Present Series
Win Last Game From Ilawaiis and
Now Have 1 Straight to Credit
Quality of Call Improving.
Standing of Teams.
P. W. L. Pet.
rnias 4 4 0 .1000
Hawnlls 4 2 2 GOO
Puuneno 4" 0 4 .000
Tho Robinson aggregation from
Pala 13 still In tho lead for tho second
series, with 1000 percent., having won
the four games they havo taken part in
during the second half of the season.
Should they win another game tho
championship of tho second series will
In last Sunday's game the Hawalls
lost to the leaders in a lively gamo by
a score of 9 to 3. The Robinson bat
tery was in fine shape and but six hits
were obtained off Foster and only one
man had n free pass to first sack.
Kaehu, for tho Hawalls, proved a lit
tle ursteady, allowing seven men to
walk to tlrtit, hit ting two, and letiing
his opponents swipe nine hits.
The Ilawaiis were first to score,
tallying two runs in the second. This
spurt did not last for no other man
crossed the plato for them until tho
ninth inning, when tho third run was
It was not until the fourth inning
that the Pala bunch started tallying,
and in that frame four men crossed
the plate, aftoi tho first two men up
were allowed first sack by being hit
by the pitcher.
In this inning Foster Itobinson, who
had been struck out, kicked over the
umpire's calling of strikes and balls.
As he continued to get after tho um
pire, Chas. Bento, who was holding
tho job, rather than make it unpleas
ant for tho teams, retired. After some
delay Dr. Boote volunteered to handle
tho Indicator and tho game continued.
Bento Is the third umpire to quit
this season. It Is said that Chilling
worth and Meyer gave up the job for
the same reason. There is a scarcity
of good material for the job and the
league had better go easy. Some day
an umpire will be selected who will
bench players who try to get tho um
Tho Paias scored one more in the
7th, three in the 8th, and another in
the 9th, giving them a total sf 9.
Tomorrow's game will be played by
tho Puunencs and Paias. The latter
are out to win thi3 game as it means
tho championship, but Paschoals has,
been preparing his men to frustrate
tho Paia's plans. Anyway it is ex
pected that the best game of the sea
son will be played and a large attend
ance is expected,
County Fair Plan -For
Maui Next Year
Project Has Met With Warm Approval
Says Prof. Krauss, Feels Certain
It Will Materialize.
Maui Is to havo a county fair In
the fall of 1916, according to plans
which havo already taken some defi
nite shape. Prof. Krauss, superintend
dent of extension wotk 01 tho Hawaii
Experiment Station, and a homestead
er in tho Kulaha district, is ono of
tho leaders In tho promised enter
prise, and Prof. Fred A, Clowes, of
Lahalnaluna, is another enthusivrt, in
tho matter. Prof. Clowes cornea to
Maul from Havall, where for a num
ber of years ho had cha-c of tho
Glenwood sub-station of the Experi
Mr. Krauss states that ho Hps been
assurejl of tho most activo support aud
cooperation from a number of the
largo agricultural Interests of Maui,
whilo practically everybody ho has
f-poken to on the matter, is interested.
A meeting is to bo held In a short
time at which the plans will bo finally
Miss Mary J. Alexander
Passes Away On Coast
Through a cabled message received
by Alexander & Baldwin on Monday,
tho many friends and relatives of Miss
Mary J. Alexander, received tho sad
news that she had passed away at her
late home in Piedmont, California. She
was born in tho Islands and had spent
a largo part of her life hero.
Miss Alexander was a sister of Mrs.
H. P. Baldwin, Mrs. C. H. Dickey, and
Mrs. Charlotte Ferrerl, and sho was
also a sister of tho late S. T. Alexan
der, co-founder of tho firm of Alexan
der & Baldwin, and of Prof. W. D.
Alexander, J. M. Alexander and H. M.
Alexander, all deceased.
Miss Alexander was about 73 years
of age. . She had mado her homo in
California since S. T. Alexander moved
from Hawaii to tho coast, living with
her brotner thero and at his home
since his death.
Sho was highly esteomed in Hawaii
and tho news of her death will bo a
QUIET HOME AND BOARD for young
girl, with white family in Honolulu.
H. W. B., 22 Kuaklnl street, Hono-
Thoro will bo a mooting of tho Man
aging Commlttoo of "the Maui County
Farm and Sanitarium at tho Kula
Sanitarium on Friday, September 3,
1915, at two o'clock P. M. to which tho
general public Is cordially invited.
W. F. MeCONKEY,
Inter-Island Serves Notice Kiliei Will
Not Be Used $10,000 Appropria
tion Will Not Be Used.
Following n lengthy discussion, tho
harbor commission Wednesday after
noon ordered tho dismantling of Mc
Gregor's landing on September 1, and
tho immediate Installation of range
lights satisfactory to the federal light
house department at Klhel harbor.
McGregor's landing is between Klhcl
and Lahaina, Maul, and passengers
have been landed at that place in the
past whenever weather conditions
wcie unusually bad at Lahaina.
Tho order to dismantle McGregor's
was made ov.er the protest of tho Inter
Island Steam Navigation Company,
through Vice-president McLean. Mc
Lean said the company has a con
tract with the government to carry
mail to McGregor's landing until 1918.
Commissioner McCarthy told McLean
that the mail contract was a poor ar
gument. He said the United States
government didn't expect any mnll
carriers to land at condemned land
ings, and further added that it would
be easy to get the contract amended
to read Lahaina or Klhel instead of
McLean admitted this, but said that
it would tost the company more
money to transport the mails from
Lahaina to Wailuku than from McGre
gor's to wanuKU. une lasi legisla
ture, through Representative Norman
Lyman's bill passing, provided $10,000
for extending McGregor's landing 100
or 150 feet to get away from a ledge
which causes tho surf to break right
at the end of tho present wharf.
A Maul citizen at the last meeting
of the board presented a petition
sicned by Maui citizens protesting
against tho expenditure of the ilO.OOO
at McGregor's. At that time no 3aiu
that Lyman was given the bill to in
troduce after the Maui delegation had
refused to accept it. Lyman is from
Before tho passage of the order uy
the commission, McLean gave notice
that the Inter-Island does not intend
to uso Klhel landing regardless of
whether or not McGregor's is disman
tled. He said that thero Is a shoal
650 feet long with only 18 feet of wa
ter on it while tho ships on tho Maul
Hilo run draw 19 feet of water Star
Bulletin. Maunaolu Gets New
Provided For By Will of Mrs. Fanny
M. Simpson. Estate Worth $10,000
Goes to Heirs.
Disposing of an estate estimated at.
worth about $10,000, tho will of tho
late Mrs. Fanny Mae Simpson was on
Thursday admitted to probate In the
Second Circuit Court, D. C. Lindsay
being named tho administrator with
The will provides first for tho set
ting apart of $800 to endow a llfo
scholarship in the Maunaolu Seminary,
such scholarship to go to some deserv
ing girl, preferably Chinese. It also
provides $50 for caring for the grave
of testator's deceased husband, the
Rev. Adam Simpson, in the Wailuku
cemetery. Tho furniture and house
hold effects in the Paia residence nro
bequeathed to tho Maui Aid Associa
tion to be disposed of as seems best.
All tho balance of the estate is di
vided among tho heirs as follows: 1-7
each to Richard F. Engle, Wailuku;
Walter Adam Engle, Honolulu; Fan
nie Bartlett McLaughlin, 1639 Grant
St., Berkeley; William Harrison Engle,
Wailuku; and 3-7 to Dora B. Engle,
1639 Grant street, Berkeley.
In Circuit Court
The estate of Ludovino Clasa, de
ceased, was admitted to probate on
Thursday, Manuei Nunes Calasa being
appointed executor without bond. Tho
estate, which Is valued at $600, con
sists of a piece of land, and under tho
will this is to be held by the husband
of tho deceased during his life time,
and is then to be divided among the
The third annual accounts of E. D.
Baldwin, executor under tho will of
tho late D. D. Baldwin, were filed and
In tho matter of the estate of Neau
(w) alias Neau Landford, deceased,
Wm. J. Coelho, administrator, was dis
charged but his bond was not cancel
ed. Enos Vincent was appointed ad
Order of Adoption.
Upon petition of tho mother, Kal
nea Ah See, the adoption of Georgd
Lam Ho by Georgo K. UweUoolani was
Three Divorces Granted.
In the case of Rebecca Delnert vs.
Ed. F. Delnert, a divorce was granted,
by Judge Edlngs. The libellant is al
lowed $25 per month and tho two chil
dren $25 each per month for their sup
port, and $100 Is allowed libellant for
AI Kaku was granted a divorce from
Ujiro Kaku on grounds of non-support.
BIG WEDDING CELEBRATION.
Following tho marriago on FJdav of
last week, in Honolulu, to a young
Japanese lady, just arrived from Ja
pan, Dr. Y, Sugamura on last Sunday
was host to perhaps 2000 of his fel
low countrymen and citizens at a luau
on tho old Kalua homestead at Mar
ket and Main streets. Tho affair was
a most elaborato one, and greatly en
joyed all of the genial doctor's many
Maui May Send 11
To Civic Convention
Kauai Fixes Total of One Hundred
Delegates Some to Be Disappoint
ed Ladies Count as Men.
Kauai Chamber of Commcrco has de
cided to limit the attendance nt the
next civic convention to 100 dolegnles.
Notice to this effect was received this
week by the local chamber, which
may send only ten, while the board
of supervisors is accorded one repre
sentative. The necessity for limiting
tho number, the letter stated, Is due
to insufficient facilities on Kauai for
caring for more than 100.
Tho apportionment has been made
by Kauai as follows:
Honolulu Ad Club 40
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.. 20
Bonolulu Board of Supervisors.... 2
Hawaii Promotion Committee 2
Commercial Club 5
Hands Around the Pacific 1
Rotary Club 1
Trail and Mountain Club 1
Territorial Government 5
Hilo Board of Trade 10
Maul Chamber of Commerce 10
Hawaii Board of Supervisors 1
Maul Board of Supervisors 1
Kona Improvenint League 1
J. J. Walsh, who was appointed a
committee of tho Maul Chamber, somo
weeks ago, to ascertain how many
persons from this island desired to go,
states that Indications were that at
least, 25 had counted on making the
trip. In view of this, it is evident that
It will bo a case of pruning, and this
will probably bo done at a special
meeting of tho chamber to bo called
for tho purpose.
Tho Knuai committee states that
If ladles attend, they must be counted
in the above allotment.
Filipino Labor Unions
Hold Meeting Tomorrow
The officers of eleven different locals
of the new Filipino Laborers' Union,
on Maul, will hold a convention in the
Wailuku Orpheum, tomorrow, the ob
ject of which will bo to consider and
adopt a general constitution for the
organization. The meeting will assem
ble at 8:30 o'clock in the morning and
will continue until late In the after
noon. Pedro F. Esqueras, chief or
ganizer of the union, states that plan
tation managers and government offi
cials are invited to bo present, if they
care to, in order that they may under
stand that the objects of the union
are in no wise antagonistic to the
sugar interests, but that instead are
aimed to make tho Filipinos better
workers and to sift out tho lazy or
criminal element of tho raco hero in
The delegates at tomorrow's con
vention will number 70 or EO. They
havo arranged to havo dinner at the
H. C & S. Gets Brood
'Mares by S. S. Lurline
The Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Company received by tho LuiJIne this
week fourteen largo brood mares from
the coast. The animals are all of ex
ceptionally good stock. Tho company
received a few manths ago two fine
Percheron stallions and it is the aim
to increase tho local production of
draft animals for plantation purposes.
The Fernandes Hotel, Pala, wl!r"be
the scene ol a pretty wedding at two
o'clock this afternoon, when Miss Lau
ra Lydla Fernandes, youngest daugh
ter of Mr. A. Fernandes will become
tho bride of Mr. Charles E. Houtchens,
head electrician of the Paia plantation.
Tho .marriage will be a very quiet ono,
only the immediate friends and rela
tives of the young peoplo being pres
ent. Following the ceremony, the young
couple will leave at four o'clock on
the Claudino for a week's honeymoon
In Honolulu. On Uielr return they will
make their homo at Sunnysldo, Paia.
Miss Fernandes is ono of tho popu
lar girls of Paia, and her large circle
of friends will join in wishing her all
happiness in her new estate. Mr.i
Houtchens was formerly of Spokane,
Washington, and is a graduate of the
Spokane University. Ho has also
made many friends in tho community
since coming to Maui.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL RE
Word was received by friends of
Prof. W. S. Beoman, principal of tho
Maul Central high school, to the ef
fect that he expects to ho home on
the Manoa, duo September 7, prepara
tory to the opening of tho fall term.
Mrs. Beeman is at present in Port
land, Me., whero sho Is visiting rela
tives. Sho will not bo homo for sev
eral months. During their summer on
tho Coast, Mr. and Mrs. Beemnn have
spent most of their timo touring
through Napa and Lake counties, Cal
ifornla. They also spent somo time
at the Castellya School, Palo Alto.
CADETS DANCE DELIGHTFUL.
Tho fancy dress dan-.o given last
Saturday eveni!)? at the Paia Com
munlty Houso by tho Maul Cadets,
proved to bo a most enjoyable affair,
and well attended, A number of strik
ing and original costumes were In ovl
dence. Music was furnished by tho
Puuneno band, and choice refresh
ments were served during tho even
ing. Tho only shadow on tho affair
was tho Illness of E. J. Walker, who
was instrumental In tho organization
of the Cadets, and in gottlng up tho
dance. His condition, howovor, is re
ported to be much improved.
Molokai Choir Will '
Sing HereNext Week
Big Sunday School and Christian En
deavor Convention Will Be Largely
Tho Molokai Singing Club, about
forty In number, have been engaged
by tho Valley Islo Theatre to appear
on four or flvo nights on Maui next
week as follows: Lahaina Lyceum on
Wednesday evening, at tho Valley Islo
Theatre on Thursday evening, nt Ka
hulul Lyceum on Friday night, and at
Paia Orpheum on Saturday night. The?
proceeds of the concert at Kahului hf
ccum will bo set apart for defraying
tho expenses of the ninety or more
delegates expected to meet at tho con
vention to bo hehl at Knahumanu
Church, Wailuku, commencing next
Thursday and lasting until Sunday at'
ternoon. The convention will consist
of delegates and officers of the various
Sunday Schools and Cnrlsllan Endeav
or Societies, and delegates and minis
ters representing tho various churches
throughout Maul County, besides many
of tho chief officials of the Hawaiian
Evangelical Board. A big Sunday
School and C. E. exhibition" will tako
place at Kaahumanu Church, Sunday
of next week for Central MaUl only,
including Wal'.uku, WaleTnt, Waihce,
Kahului and Walkapu, and ns tho Mo
lokai singers will be hero then, they
will most likely tako part In the exer
cises on that day. for all of them nro
members and officers of Christian En
deavor Clubs on the northern part, of
that Island. Molokai has always been
tho sent of high class church music
for tho past thirty years and more,
and its reputation ns tho best and
highest interpreter of church master
pieces has been recognized by alMhe
other Islands during tho Inst half cen
Dr. Scudder, It is said, was at Hala-
wa on one occasion, and when he
heard the Halawa choir rendering
such superior music ho was heard to
remark that ho wished, that he had
such a choir at his own church in
Tho Molokai Singing Club Is coming
to Maul to earn money to pay its ex
penses next year to the Hilo conven
tion when iho banner, won twice al
ready by them will bo competed for
again, and for the last time, If Molo
kai wins. Tho net proceeds of next
Friday nights concert will bo for the
benefit of tho convention.
Mr. C. D. Lufkln, Maul's silvery-
toned coruetlst, who has delighted
many audiences, has kindly consented
to give solos on his cornet both at tho
Lahaina and Wailuku concerts. Mrs.
Vllllers, the talented organist of tho
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailu
ku, will be accompanist for Mr. Luf
kln. Tickets for concerts at $1.00 and 50
cts, can bo had at tho ofilcos of tho
Nntional Banks of Lahaina, Paia, and
Foss Having Pilikia
With His Hilo Contract
Contractor J. C. Foss, Jr., would
appear to bo not very anxious to
secure tho contract for finishing tho
Kuhlo Bay wharf road that is, not
at tho $7,000 price as suggested by
tho territory and county. His tender
for the. work was over $9,000 and now
tho county wants to know why he did
not bid tho exact $7,000 and get tho
contract. Two other contractors of
fered to do tho work for a trlflo over
tho amount availablo from the coun
ty, and it may turn out that Joso
Forriera, who bid $7,950 may bo
awarded tho contract providing tho
territory will CQmo through with the
Foss's first contract called for the
completion of tho whole road for a
staled price. Then came the news
that tho county, which had promised
to contribute $7,000 toward tho cost
of the job, had been legally advised
that it could not add tho amount to
tho territorial fund and thus pay for
tho work. Foss then, agreed to havo
his contract price reduced in propor
tion to a reduction in tho work to
bo done. This was arranged and then
tenders wero called for tho extra strip
Foss claims that ho would never '
take on tho job at seven thousand
dollars as although, originally, ho
would have dono so as part of his
full contract, certain changes 'bad ;
been mado in tho plans and the line
of road has been diverted in such a
manner as to add to tho excavation
that will now havo to be done.
Tho county, on tho other hand, de
clares that tho change in tho plans
only means an additional excavation
of ninety-fivo cubic yards and adds
that Foss should tako on the work,
as tho county has acted in good faith
in regard to the payment of tho sev
en thousand dollars which made tho
going ahead with tho job possible.
Many communications havo been--exchanged
between tho superintendent
of public works, tho county of Hawaii
officials and Contractor Foss. Tho lat
ter says that ho never insinuated that
he would make a bid of an oven seven
thousand dollars for tho Job and that
ho claims that tho alteration in tho
plans lets him out. ,
Tho matter is still being dealt with
by Supervisor-at-largo Kauhane, tho
county attorney's department and tho
superintendent of public works. Ha
A HANA DINNER PARTY.
Mr. and Mrs. John Chalmers enter
tained at dinner at their Hana homo
on Tuesday evening in a very pleas
ant manner. Those present were:
Mrs. Will J. Cooper, Miss Mary Coop
er, Misses Elsie and Agglo Chalmers,'
Mr. Herbert Mist, of Honolulu; Dr.
Meeker, and Dr. Clark, of Washing
ton, D. C Joseph Chalmers, and tho
host and hostess.