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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1915.
Kula Water Rates
Will NotBe Raised
System to Be Put in Good Order and
Administration Made Efficient
Raymond Urges Cheap Water.
Tho present rate charged to consum
ers of water from tho AInkawao water
works system, will probably not be
changed In the lmmedlato future. This
nppearcd to be the sentiment of mem
bers of the committee on rates, ap
pointed by the supervisors some time
ago, following a several hours discus
sion of the Makawao and Kula water
supply held last Friday afternoon.
The committee had previously recom
mended raising the rates, making $1.50
per quarter the minimum charge for
10,000 gallons or under, and 25 cents
per thousand gallons for all over that
amount. After the meeting Supervisor
Fleming, chairman of the committee,
stated that ho was in favor of going
ahead on the present basis of charges
for a while at least.
It had been reported that tho meet
ing was to bo a warm one on account
of a dispute between Dr. J. H. Ray
mond, of tho Itaymond ranch, and Su
pervisor Fleming over a matter of de
linquent water rates claimed to be due
from the ranch. Tho fireworks, how
ever, did not amount to very much and
tho meeting ended in most amicable
stylo. Dr. Raymond showed that some
$400 he was charged with being de
linquent In, had been paid last March
by check, but that tho check had never
been turned in by Water Works Su
perintendent Alonzo Jackson. In re
gard to other alleged delinquencies,
tho Raymond Ranch expressed a will
ingness to pay anything it may legal
ly owe, and thereupon tho matter end
ed. Would Subsidize Kula Farmers.
In the matter of rates to ho charged
for Kula water, Dr. Raymond opposed
any increase of the present charges.
He held that tho county can well af
ford to spend a "more $1000 per
month" on tho system for tho sake
of helping the poor settlers in Kula.
Furthermore, ho declared that tho
charge for water leased by the Terri
tory to tho plantations for irrigation
purposes should nearer approximate
that charged to Ku!a consumers, and
declared that when tho present leases
expire the administration will take
steps to mako them s6.
Wm. Ilenning declared that it
should not be expected that tho Kula
water works system should ever bo
self supporting, and that tho county
will get its return In increased amount
of taxes due to prosperity of tho users
of tho water.
W. F. Poguo urged encouraging con
servation of the water by consumers,
through rato charged, doing away with
a flat rato or minimum consumption
rato. Ho also believed that it should
bo tho aim to mako tho system ulti
mately self sustaining; and Hugh
Howell took substantially tho same
As expressed by Supervisor Flem
ing, it is now tho aim of the board
to reorganize the system and its man
agement, with a view to stopping all
leaks, and making it as emclcnt as
Bench Warrant Issued "
For Coelho for Contempt
Because W. J. Coelho failed to ap
'pear and show cause why ho should
not be adjudged guilty of contempt of
court, Judge Edings yesterday ordered
a bench warrant Issued against him,
returnable at once; Coelho is in Ho
nolulu, whore ho is connected with
tho Public Works department.
The trouble aroso out of Coelho's
neglect to obey tho court's order sev
eral weeks ago, that ho turn over to
Enos Vincent the property in the es
tato of Neau (w) deceased, which ho
has in his possession as administrator.
Tho court removed him as administra
tor on August 2G, appointing Vincent
in his stead. Coelho failed to turn
over tho property as directed, and fur
ther failed to appear to explain why
ho had neglected to obey. Hcnco tho
More Land Purchased
For Enlarging Hospital
Because tho present lot was too
small to accommodate tho propoaed
new addition to tho Malulani hospi
tal without objectlonablo crowding,
tho county supervisors, last Saturday
authorized the purchaso of a strip of
land 75 by 300 feet In size, from tho
William Smith estate. SIxteon hun
dred dollars was appropriated for tho
purchase, which also will cover tho
cost of moving somo buildings now on
tho land, and tho cost of tho transfer.
Work on the hospital annox Is to be
rushed as rapidly as possible.
DEATH OF A KAMAAINA.
Word was recolved today by J. N,
K. Keola of tho death last night at
Halawa. Molokal. of Mrs. Mlkahala Ki
ha, grandmother of Misses Edith and
Moml Keola. Tho deceased was per
haps CO yoars of ago, and had not been
ill long. She leaves a sister living on
Molokal, Mrs. Kanelkau, mother of
Deputy Sheriff NaUaleka.
All Liquor Dealers
To Register Patrons
License Commission Includes Retailers
in Order Designed to Curb Blind
In lis fight to curb tho slippery
blind pig, tho board of license com
missioners, at a mooting held yester
day morning, amended its order of two
weeks ago, which will require tho reg
istering of customers names, to in
clude retail saloons as well as whole
sale houses. The order was further
changed to mako it necessary to re
cord all sales ol liquor amounting to
$3 or over, instead of $1 or over. The
new rulo will go Into effect tho first
of tho month. ,
Tho law was amended on compalnt
of tho wholesalers, who claimed that
the recording of customers' names
would throw their business to the re
tall dealers; and all of the numerous
liquor men present objected to the
Champions Must Win
Three Out of Five
Athletic Club Makes Formal Decision
Meijis Will Play Three Gaines.
Japanese Make Guarantee.
Tho championship baseball series
between Paia and Puunono will con
sist of three games of out five, instead
of two games out of three, as was at
first proposed. Tho series begins with
tho game next Sunday afernoon.
Final arrangements for tho series
were made last evening at a meeting
ot the Maui Athletic Club. Although
tho Paia members stood out for tiie
short series, It was determined to
stand by the by-laws of tho association
which specifies three games in five
for championship playoffs.
Meijis Are Coming.
It is definitely stated that tho MeiJl
baseball team of Japan is coming to
Maui for three or four games. It will
arrive on tho 28th and remain about
a week. Local Japanese have tho mat
ter In hand and have assumed respon
sibility for tne expenses of tho visit.
According to present plans, the first
game with the visitors will bo played
on Thursday, the 30th. a picked team
of local players forming tho resistance.
The second gamo will bo on Saturday,
October 2, when the Hawalls will give
tho newcomers a rub; and on Sunday,
October 3, a picked All-Maul team will
play the visitors at 3:30 o'clock, fol
lowing tho regular game of tho Palas
and I'uunenes at 1:30.
At last night's meeting George Cum
min!;!! and Dr. IJooto wwvc chosen of
ficial umpires tor tho coming cham
Cash Bail Custom Likely
To BeKnocked Out
By a brief just filed in tho supremo
court by the Attorney General's de
partment, In the case of David Pala
klko vs. the County of Maui, tho de
partment admits that it can find no
legal grounds for tho common prac
tise or accepting cash ball from pris
oners. If the supremo court decided
In favor of tho plaintiff, as tho brief
in question would seem to presage, It
will mean a revolution in tho custom
which has long been in vogue In all
parts of the Islands.
Tho case Jn question is one In which
Palakiko was arreslcd on a statutory
charge, and released oa depositing
cash ball, which ho later forfeited.
Still later ho was tried for tho offense
and acquitted, whereupon, through his
attorney, E. R. Bevins, he brought ac
tion to recover his ball money, on
grounds that it had been taken Ille
gally. COUNTY KICKS ABOUT STREET
Tho Island Electric Company,
through its acting manager, P. E. Pe
relra, was on tho carpet before tho
county supervisors, last week, for nn
explanation as to why so many street
lights havo been out so much In re
cent months. Perelra claimed that
many ot tho globes aro broken by
boys throwing stones. Members of
tho board testified to tho number of
lights that havo been out from timo
to timo, for a week or two at a stretch,
In somo instances. Tho company ad
vised that it now has a supply of now
lamps, and will bo nblo to keep tho
lights burning according to contract,
DIVORCE CASE DISMISSED.
What promised to bo a sonsational
divorce caso In the local circuit court,
was ended yesterday whon "Mrs. An
nie M. Stark failed to appear in per
son or by attorney to prosccuto her
charges against her husband, Frank
Stark, of Lahaina. On motion ot F.
E. Thompson, attorney for Stark, tho
caso was thereupon dismissed.
And Marking Kihei
New Landing Will Very Soon Be Ready
for Service Lumber of Old Wharf
Sold for Firewood.
Engineer D. F. Balch, of tho Public
Works Department, has been engaged
during 'the past week in fixing range
station at Klhei to bo used by ves
sels making uso of the new Kilicl
landing. It is understood that tho nec
essary marking buoys and lights will
also bo In placo within a very short
time, after which the Inter-Island
steamers will be expected to make uso
of It for passengers and mall tho same
as was done at McGregors, beforo that
landing was condemned by the Harbor
Engineer Balch also had a gang at
work this week, under Instrucitons
from tho board of harbor commission
ers, dismantling the McGregor's wharf.
All the flooring and other timber work
has been removed and sold for fire
wood, as It was good for nothing else.
Hawaiian Board on
Charge of Trespass
Moving Parsonage Onto James Camp
bell Park Causes Pilikia County
Holds Up Work.
Consternation in various sources re
sulted a few days ago when it was dis
covered tho now parsonage being
erected on tho James Campbell Park
property, Lahaina, was an act of tres
pass against tho County of Maul.
Work was stopped until the tangle
can bo settled. Tho trouble Is made
worse by the absenco of Rev. R. B.
Dodge, who had direct charge, but
who Is away on a vacation.
About two years ago the county took
over tho park on -a 21 year lease, with
tho understanding that it was to be
maintained for public purposes. Tho
church parsonage occupied a corner
of tho ground, but In rebuilding the
structure. Its location has been chang
ed well out Into tho park.
Tho improvements were being made
against tho arrival of tho new Lahai
na minister, Rev. Willis B. Coale, who
is expected with his wlfo very shortly.
Charged With Heinous
Assault on Little Girl
Charged with having committed a
criminal assault upon Annto Slmeona,
a 10-year old Hawaiian girl, Jose
I olon. 5'orlo Rlcan. is held In tne Wal
jall to await action of the grand jury,
which meets on tho 20th of October.
Tho child, who lives with her parents
near Wnlhee, is in tho hospital being
treated for her Injuries.
Tho assault upon the girl is alleged
to havo taken placo hut Tuesday, al
though it is said that the man had
had improper relations with her prior
to that time. Ho was discovered with
tho child on Tuesday, by tho girls' fa
ther and another man. Tho child has
told that sho was bribed with candy
and small coins.
At his arraignment beforo tho dis
trict magistrate this morning, Colon
declined to havo an attorney, stating
that Jesus Christ was his mediator,
and he wanted no other.
Maui Soon to Have Two
New Militia Companies
Two new companies of the Hawaii
National Guard aro to bo organized
on Maui at once, according to plans
received hero of Adjutant Gene.ral
Sam Johnson. Capt Kaao is Interest
ing himself in tho matter, and already
a good nucleus of a second company
for Walluku has been secured. J. A.
Hanan and Eugeno Murphy, both old
regular army men, aro likely to bo
olllcers In tho now Walluku company.
Tho other company to bo organized
will probably bo at Kahului, and J. J.
Walsh has Interested himself in this
matter. An effort along theso lines
somo months ago fell through because
the Governor at that timo opposed tho
plan. It is understood that now ho
is In full accord. With tho two now
companies, Maui will havo a full bat
The supremo court this week re
versed tho decision of District Magis
trate Goodness, of tho Makawao dis
trict court, In tho caso' of Ahull! vs.
Yip Lan, remanding tho caso to tho
lower court for further proceedings.
Tho caso was one for summary pos
session of property in dispute In Kula,
nnd tho district magistrate found In
favor of Mrs. Ahulll. Murphy, Peters,
and O'Brien for tho plaintiff; Case
and VIncont for tho defonso.
Tho Amorican-Hawailan froightor
Georgian, duo to nrrivo In Honolulu on
Sunday morning, is bringing 2C0 bags
of mail from San Francisco.
Maui Delegation is
Preparing for Trip
Twelve or fifteen Will Probably Go
Expect to Make Presence Evident
Maui's Part on Program.
While it is possible that three or
four mny bo obliged to drop out, the
following In the probable list of Maui
delegates who will attend the fourth
annual civic convention, wlilch meets
at Lihuo, Kauai, on September 2G nnd
George Dunn, W. H. Field, George
Cummlngs, J. N. K. Keola, D. II. Case,
D. C. Lindsay, W. O. Aiken, Will. J.
Cooper, George O. Cooper, Hugh How
ell, L. von Tempsky, C. G. White, W.
A. Ba'dwln, Philip Pali, Ed. F. Dei
nert and J. J. Walsh.
It's "Dean Walsh" Now.
A meeting of tho prospective dele
gates was hcl?i at the Baldwin Bank,
Kahului, on Wednesday afternoon, at
which J. J. Walsh wa3 elected "Dean"
of the party, and plans for tho trip
were dlscusred. Another meeting will
be held at Mr. Walsh's homo this eve
ning, at which some songs will bo re
hearsed, and some other stunts prac
tised. It Is possible that somo kind
of appropriate uniform will bo adopt
ed by tho members.
Maul's part in tho formal discus
sion of the topic "Civic Righteous
ness" will bo an address of 20 min
utes on: "Tho Oath of Office Theory
nnd Practice." D. H Case, if lie goes,
will mako this address. Howover, Mr.
Caso Is not certain at present Hint ho
can make tho trip.
Kauai To Stand Everything.
In a letter received this week by tho
Maul Chamber of Commerce, it is
stated that all delegates are to bo
entertained in homes of Kauai citizens
as near Lihuo as practicable. A few
may possibly bo quartered in the Fair
view Hotel. All living expenses and
traveling expenses from the time tho
delegates land until they depart are
to bo borne by tho Kauai chamber.
Ladles are to bo welcomed nrovid-
ed the total allotment is not materially
Kauai will also furnish distinguish
ing badges for the different delega
tions. Tho proceedings of tho convention
aro to bo taken by stenographer and
later printed in book form by tho
Kauai chamber of commerce.
Tho program for tho two days, as
lately completed by tho Kauai com
mittee, was received hero this week.
It is as follows:
Sunday September 26.
7 a. m. Land.
7:30 to 9 Breakfast nshoro and
0 Convene at Lihue Social Hall.
President Of Kauai Chamber of Com
merce, temporary chairman. Roll call
of delegates. Election of permanent
chairman and secretary. Address of
welcome, by W. C. Avery, president,
Kauai Chamber of Commerce. Re
sponse, by Honolulu Ad Club. Notices,
appointment of committees, etc. Re
ports of holdover committees, on
roads, tourist hotels, Ilaleakala Rest
10 to 12: 30 "Civic Righteousness
Discussion. Twenty-rnlnuto addresses as fol
lows: "Present Conditions: A Diagnosis,"
HIlo Board of Trade.
"What To Do: A Remedy," Kohala
"Need of a Civic Conscience," Ho
nolulu Chamber of Commerce.
"The Oath of Office Theory and
Practice," Maul Chamber of Com
merce. "Politics and Civic Efficiency," Ho
nolulu Chamber of Commerce.
"Go Thou and Do Likewise," Kauai
Chamber ot Commerce.
General luncheon to all delegates,
Afternoon given over to excursions.
7:30 p. m. 10 minute responses to
tho question: "What Progress Has
Your Island Made in the Past Year
Matorial, Social, and Moral?" Hawaii,
2 speakers; Maui, 2 speakers; Oahu
2 speakers; Kauai, 1 speaker.
Monday Morning, September 27.
Forenoon Excursions and Recrea
2 to 3:30 p. m. Questionairo, "Civ
Address, Govornor PInkham.
Banquet, Lihuo Social Hall.
Entertainment conducted by tho Ho
nolulu Ad Club, intorsporsod by brief
responses: "A Feast of Reason and
a Flow of Soul."
Adjourn ot excursion steamer.
RARE TREE PRODUCES FRUIT.
Georgo Wolght, of Walluku, Is tho
proud possessor of a beautiful llchoo
tree, In his homo grounds, whleh has
just produced a good crop of fruit.
Tho treo is about six years old, and
is raro in tho islands, although tho
fruit is delicious and highly prized, ob
pocially by tho Chinese. Tho froah
llclioos woro bringing In Honolulu 75
cents per pound a row wooks ago.
GERMANS TRYING TO
BLOCK BIG WAR'LOAN'
Allies Trying to Raise Billion Dollars in United
States Russians Making Stubborn Resistance
Hundred Killed on Mexican Border.
HONOLULU, September 17.Sugar, $88.10.
HONOLULU. September 17. Great Northern failed to secure
promise of freight. Stone returns to coast to put matter up to company.
NEW YORK, September 17. Allies will cut proposition for loan
to half a billion dollars on advice of J. P. Morgan. Money can be
raised. Senator ). Hamilton Lewis and Bryan oppose this financial deal.
LONDON, September 17. Germans continue to advance slowly on
north front aaginst Russian center. Dispatches from Petrograd are
optimistic. Believed Russians have situation well in hand. Russians
repeat successes in south.
15ROWNSVILLE, September 17. One hundred Mexicans, nine
American soldiers and four civilians have been killed in the fighting on
the border. Celebrations of Mexican independence, passed without out
break, due, it is believed, to stern precautions taken by military.
WASHINGTON, September 17. British consuls for Chihuahua
and Sonora may flee from country with all American consuls and con
TOKIO, September 17. The T. K. K. company has chartered the
Panama Maru and one other from the O. S. K. line, to ply between
San Francisco, Yokohama and Hongkong.
BOSTON, September 17. Prof. Ezra, of Harvard, committed sui
cide by drowning yesterday.
NE WYORK, September 17. Thousands of tons of freight tied
up by strike of longshoremen. Men deny it is result of nrooairanda on
behalf of German ambassador.
LONDON, September 17. France is preparing to draw into ser
vice youths between 18 and 19 to number of 400,000.
WASHINGTON, September 17. No immediate action will be
taken by government relative to action by British prize court in con
demning cargoes of four vessels.
Packers will cxhause all legal resources before invoking aid of gov
ernment. HONOLULU, September 16. Traffic Manager Cal. E. Stone met
sugar men today, but no assurance of freight for Great Northern was
John J. Carden, an old resident, died this morning, after long illness.
LONDON, September 16. German newspapers intimate that Rou
mania may soon enter war on side of Teutons.
British prize court today handed down decision condemning greater
part of cargoes of four steamers carrying American products into war
zone. Vessels had been seized by British patrol vessels. Value of car
British casualties in Dardanelles to August 21, 87,300, which in
cludes 17,000 dead.
, Loss of submarine is admitted.
NEW YORK, September 16. Millionaires belonging to Standard
Oil, are reported as willing to help float billion dollar loan.
PETROGRAD, September 16. Recent war developments have
deeply stirred Russian public. Duma prorogued today. Meetings of
district councils have been called to gather at Moscow next week. Im
perial ukase issued calling in reserves of territorial army! Czar has
granted amnesty to all political prisoners, which number 100,000 men,
many of them fit for military duty.
HONOLULU, September 16. Following from official German
sources: "German admiralty reports German airships on September
8 and 9, successfully attacked west part of London city. Heavy explo
sions were caused by bombs falling' on large factories near Norwich sea
port and iron works at Middleborough. Fires caused by bombs were
noted. German airships were violently shelled by enemy, but all es
caped." HONOLULU, September 15. Cal Stone said today that he had
had no direct assurances from people of Honolulu in regard to freight
sufficient to warrant putting the Great Northern on the run.
Net cartings of Oahu railroad for year more than half million dol
lars. LAREDO, September 15. Town of Simon, 25 miles from here,
victim of shooting early today, when lawless Mexicans from other side
of border fired 30 shols into streets and houses. Residents were forced
to flee. Workmen at big pumping plant fled for lives.
LONDON, September 15. Another big battle between Russians
and Germans developing in vicinity of Vilna, and may turn out to be
one of crucial conflicts of war and may decide course of campaign be
fore winter sets in. Germans have succeeded in effort to get position
cm railroad in Dvinsk region, which leads direct to Petrograd. Russians
In some respects counteracting successes of Germans by smashing blows
against Austrians in small section of Galicia still held by them.
Announcements of great importance made in House of Commons
today by Asquith when prime minister moved loan of quarter billion for'
prosecuting war. Daily expenditures $17,000,000 since beginning of war
and aggregate of 3,000,000 men have enlisted in British army.
NEW YORK, September 15. Serious consequence from threat
ened clash between Anglo-French financiers and German and German
American interests in the United States.
Steamer Prinz William arrived today and reports rescuing nine
members of crew of British steamer Ranza sunk by German submarine.
HONOLULU, September 16. A Japanese fisherman was dragged
into the sea by a monster ulua off Waianea, and sharks finished the job.
Standard Oil works safety devices put out a gasoline fire within one
minute, at a demonstration made for the Governor.
LONDON, September 16. In their eastern campaign victories that
arc barren at best, and which German may "discoved are defeats in dis
guise, are all that Teutons have accomplished in eastern campaign, ac
cording to statement by Kitchener in house of lords yesterday. Progress
of Teutons is about ended.
PHILADELPHIA, September 16. The billion dollar loan for
Allies may be frustrated by pro-German bankers. Propaganda has
spread throughout country like wildfire. British and French financiers
in New York received threat of violence. Cleveland banks deny that
they will take any port of loan.
KANSAS CITY, September 16. Flood conditions rcjwrted from
southwestern Missouri. Heaviest rainfall in years. No casualties yet
(Additional Wireless on Pago 4.)