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WAIUJKU, MAUI, T. II., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1915.
K; .V II
Grand Jury to Probe
i ftaps Officials for Laxness in Admin
istration. Fourteen True Bills are
Found. Heavy Criminal Calendar.
After going through the books of
the Wnlluku Waterworks and listen
ing to a number of witnesses ns to
tho condition of the accounts of both
the Wnlluku system nnd that of Ma
kawao, tho grand jury yesterday de
cided that it did not care to take any
action against any individual at pre
sent. In making its full report yes
terday afternoon, however, it took
occasion to rather pointedly rap the
administration of tho waterworks, and
to indicate that it may care to go into
tho matter further at some future
time. Accordingly, In dismissing the
inquisitorial body, Judge Edlngs, did
so, subject to calling it together again
in case it may seem best to do bo.
The report of tho jury Is as follows:
"The grand jury will await tho final
report of the County supervisors be
fore proceeding further In connection
with the Wailuku Waterworks inves
tigation which it heartily apptoveb of.
"But from tho evidence brought be
fore it, it is clear that tho officials
in authority in this matter have not
had a proper appreciation of tho
duties of their office, and It recom
mends that they bo more' diligent in
"Tho grand jury feels tho same
way about the Makawao Waterwoiks
CLARENCE G. WHITE,
Fourteen True Bills.
The grand jury, which assembled at
10 o'clock on Wcdn6sday morning con
cluded its work shortly before 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon when it
reported the finding of 14 indictments
and one no true bill. The last men
tioned was the case of Marcello Man-
sana, charged with having had illicit
relations with a girl unuer 10 years
of age. Tho grand jury found that
t.hn evidence was not sufficient to
hold the man.
All the members of the grand jury
vfo.ro Dresent when the roll was call
ed Wednesday morning, with the ex-
. ception of It. B. Dodge, who is absent
on the Coast. Judge Eding's charge
was made in his usual succinct and
to-the-polnt style. Clarence G. White,
ns nnmed foreman, and Joseph B.
Wilson, bailiff of tho body.
Tho members of tho grand jury
are M. C. Ayers, W. It. Boote, John
n. rubral. Ed. V. Dunn. Geo. Edwards,
Chas. K. Farden, Geo. II. Farnsworth,
v.. Ilnneberir. Wm. B. Hardey, U a.
Kaumchelwa, Frank H. Locey, M. T.
Lvons. Manuel Martins, Philip Pali,
Edwin Soper, A. K. Ting, John F,
Vlshor, Ct G. White.
The indictments found were as fol
Pak Yun Slk (2), for forgery and
passing a forged writing. This was
the case of tho Korean who is charged
with havine forged tho name ot Mrs
D. D. Baldwin to a check which was
Intnr hnnnred bv the banks.
T.iiclo Calunud. passing a forged
wrltinir. in securing $G0 on a stolen
Juan do la Cruz, burg'.ary in the
second degree. Billing a trunk of a
friend at Keahua of $50 In cash,
watch, and other valuables.
Jacinto Abad, assault with intent to
ravish. (At Camp 1).
Pyen Kur Bock (3), burglary in sec
ond degree. Itobueu various nouses
in Puunene. Paia. and -other places
Jose Colon, rape. Porto Itican charg
ed with assault on young girl at Wai
hoe some weeks ago.
Toromatsu Yoshimura (2) assault
with a dangerous weapon. Seriously
cut two other Japanese at Maalaea
during a drunken row some months
Yokotaro Yumashlta (3), assault
with intent to ravish. Case of Puu
none Japanese accused of felonious
relations with three little Japanese
Two Pleaded Guilty.
All tho prisoners indicted were ar-
ralgncd this morning, and two pleaded
guilty. These were Pyen Kur Bock
and Pak Sun Slk. They will bo son-
fenced tomorrow morning. All of the
others reserved their pleas till tomor
Tho trial jury has been summoned
to asscmblo next Monday when tho
criminal calendar will bo taken up,
Besides tho abovo cases, there Is
largo number of other cases appealed
from tho district courts, including
many charged with gambling, opium
smoking, etc. Tho members on tho
trial jury panel are Jas. S. Achong,
Geo. S. Aiken, Sam Alo, John And
recht, W. Ayers, W. E. Bal, Jr., John
3rown, Frank Burns, Wm. T. Burlem
C. C. Campbell, Wm. A. Clark, E. F,
Delnert, Wm. E. Devereaux, F. G,
Duarte, Manuel Dutro, F. II. Enders
Augustine Enos, M. S. Loval, E, C,
Mellor, Edgar Morton, Jr., Geo. C,
Murray, John H. Nelson, Raymond Ro
sario, V. C. Schoenberg, Geo. Ste
phenson, F. G. Stevens.
. A company of Spanish actors, which
has .been playing In 7arIoii3 play
houses on Maui is attracting much at
tention from tho Spanl&n and Portu
gueso portion of tho community. The
costuming is said to bo very elabor
ate. The drama Is that of "Joso
Burglar Tried to
ad Korean Confesses to Scries of Bold
Robberies in Plantation Camps.
Another Korean Is Jailed.
Captured by police officer M. G.
Paschoal as he was In tho act of draw
ing a revolver from a specially con
structed breast pocket, Pyen Kur
Bock, a Korean house-breaker, is now
In tho Wailuku jail with three indict
ment confronting him, each charg
ing second degree burglary. Tho ar
rest was made near Camp 4, Puunene,
last Thursday. Paschoal was looking
for tho man who was suspected of be
ing responsib:o for a Puunene rob
bery, when ho mot him on tho road.
Tho officer was on hoi't.eback, when ho
accosted tho Korean, who immediate
ly made a grab for his gun. Pas
choal jumped irom his horse and
grabbed tho dosperadoe's wrist just as
he pulled tho revolver from his pocket.
Later the Korean, who is belioved
to be a Honolulu bad man, to tho great
surprise of tho officers began to con
fess a series of burglaries of which
no report had been made, but which
proved to bo authentic. He took tho
police to half a dozen houses ,in tho
ulehu camp at Pala, that he had en
tered In broad daylight, taking money,
ami watches, to tho value of SlBO or
more. He had also robbed several
places in Hamakuapoko, and in Puu
nene. Ho carried a bunch of skeleton
keys, and his method of operation was
to unlock the door and walk In, after
wards locking the place behind him.
In no Instance had ho used force in
effecting an entrance.
Tho man's case was brought beforo
the grand jury yesterday, with tho re
sult that three Indictments were found
against him. He will bo tried next
For Receiving Stolen Goods.
Lei Kong Yong, a Korean, in Camp
Puunene, was also arrested during
tho week for receiving a watch which
had been stolen by Pyen Kur Bock.
Tho man to whom he sold tho time
piece for $2 grew suspicious on ac
count of the low price for which tho
Korean was willing to part with ,lt
and reported the matter to the police.
It was througn this that tho officers
were able to get upon tho trail of the.
burglar, Lei Kong- Yong was tried in
the magistrate c cou:t and fined $10
and sent to jail for three months.
Rescue Boat's Crew
Three Japanese Drifting in Molokai
Channel Picked Up by Pleasure
Party. Fishing Trip a Success.
To spend a week in trying out tho
fishing In Maul waters, tho power sam
pan Ona, owned by Guy Rothwoll, of
tho Honolulu Iron Works, arrived at
Lahalna last Sunday night, after a
somewhat eventful voyage. Tho little
craft is commanded by Rothwell, with
F. B. Dodge as 1st officer; Bert Nott,
steward, and Oswald Lightfoot,- as
cabin-boy. These four made up tho
entire ship's company.
The Ona left Honolulu last Saturday
night, landed at Kaunakakal for a few
hours rest Sunday morning, where
some good fishing was found, two dol
phins, several fine ulua and ona be
ing taken. On tho passago across the
channel the sampan sighted a llag of
distress in form of a handkerchief
waved frantically from tho blade of
an oar. and upon investigation found
three Japanese in two boats of tho
schooner Ka Mol, who were unable
to mako headway against tho current
and were being rapidly carried down
the channel. Tho Ono took tho boats
In tow and landed them at Lahalna
about C o'clock Sunday evening. It
seems that ono Japanese In a boat
drifted away from the schooner which
was anchored at Kaanapali, and the
second boat had gone to tho rescue,
but was also unable to return.
Capt. Rothwell and crow spent Mon
day visiting friends In Wailuku and
other points on central Maui, starting
out again on Tuesday for tho Molo
kai fishing grounds whero they expect
ed to spend tho rest of the week.
Loan Fund Board Calls
For Kihei Road Bids
The second tenders to bo called for
by tho Maul Loan Fund Commission
since the new appropriations became
available, aro published today, in con
nection with tho construction of tho
homestead road through tho Kihei
homesteads. Tho bids will bo open
ed on November C. Tho commission
will open tho tenders first called for,
for tho construction of tho new din
ing room and kitchen of tho Kula
sanitarium, at noon tomorrow.
Engineer Balch is spending several
days this week at Ollnda, on tho res
ervoir project. Ho expects to finish
up tho field work on tho Kulaha homo
stead project probably next week.
Full Battalion For
Maui Is Perfected
Adjutant-General Johnson Organizes
Three New Companies In As Many
Days. New Rifle Range Selected.
When Col. Sam Johnson returns to
Honolulu tomorrow, after spending a
week on Maul, ho will have practi
cally perfected tho organization of
two, and perhaps three new companies
Of the Hawaii National Guard, and
left behind him a stock of enthusiasm
that practically Insures the success of
the whole national guard organization
of this island. Col. Johnson, who is
reorganizing the militia troops of the
Territory in his capacity of adjutant
general, is accompanied by Lt. W. C.
Whltoner, U. S. A., who is inspector
general of tho national guard in the
One company was organized at Ka
hulul early in the week, of which J.
J. Walsh will be commander. This
company, will be known as Company
K, and it starts off with an enrollment
of about C5. At Pala another company
is assured of GO or 70, and Wailuku is
also to have a now company. At La
halna tho strength of the old company
L, has been brought up to its' maxi
mum, and there is material. Col. John
son says, for another company, if
such is found desirable. At the pre
sent time, however, Maul's comple
ment to tho territorial troops will be
but ono battalion, although Col. John
son intimates that ho may later or
ganize another battalion hero.
New Rifle Ranges
While there has been talk of a rifle
range for years for Wailuku, but with
no materialization, Col. Johnson states
that there will be a range ready for
service as soon as the necessary butts
can be built. He discarded the site
selected abovo tho cane fields, back
of tho Pcnhallow home, as being in
convenient, and disturbed too much by
winds; and in its stead picked out a
location in tho sand hills between
Wailuku and Kahulul. This place, is
declared to bo very near Ideal for the
purpose, besides being convenient for
tho uso of several companies. Work
has already started on a range for
the Lahalna. company.
Athletics a Feature.
Athletics are to bo a prominent fea
ture in connection with tho work of
tho national guard from now on. Col.
Johnson declares. There aro to bo
local tournaments in all parts of the
territory, to begin shortly after the
first of the year, tho winners in which
will later meet in Honolulu for the
guard championship struggle. W. S,
Chillingworth, of Wailuku. 1st lieuten
ant in Company I, Wailuku, has been
appointed Inspector of small arm's
practice and athletic officer, and will
nave uirect charge of tho athletic
Col. Johnson has just camo from
Col. Johnson has just como from
ho organized 14 companies, whero but
ono had existed before. Among these
is a cavalry company at Walmea,
which is already highly efficient, and
a machine gun company, in Hilo.
As in other parts of tho Territory,
Johnson is receiving the fullest sup
port from the prominent citizens of
the community, so that his work has
been made comparatively simple.
Officers To Meet Tomorrow.
A meeting of tho various officers
of tho Maul companies is to bo held
at the Wailuku armory tomorrow
afternoon, at which time the plans
for tho future of tho guard will be
discussed. It is possible that a num
ber of now officers for tho new com
panies will also be announced.
Balks at Motor Boat
Lanai Company Also Can't Get Insur
ance Because No Doctor Resides on
the Little Island.
Because four of tho employees of
tho Raymond Ranch aro men operat
ing a power boat between Maul and
Honolulu, tho insurance company
which had taken tho workmen's com
pensation risk of tho corporation, has
notified tho industrial accident board
that it purposes cancelling the policy
becauso tho motor boat is considered
a risk that lt cannot assume. Also
tho Lanal Company has notified tho
board that Its policy is to bo canceled
by tho Insuranco company for the
reason that Lanal has no regular rest
Both of these companies will there
foro bo obliged to carry their own in
suranco, or mako other arrangement
for providing compensation for their
employees under tho Workmen's
Becauso of tho unsatisfactory sehc
dulo of malls between tho wharves
and Wailuku, especially sinco tho
landing at McGregors was condomncd,
it is probablo that tho matter will bo
brought to tho attention of tho cham
ber commorco at its next meeting,
with a view of, if possible, getting a
moro satisfactory service.
Wild West Hold-Up
Takes Place on Maui
Japanese Lassoed and Pulled From
Horse, Relieved of more than $50.
Highwaymen Not Identified.
Jerked from his horse by a lariat
thrown over his head, as ho rodo along
uio raia-aiakawao road last Monday!
night, a Japanese laborer In one of
the Pala camps was robbed of $51.75
by two unknown horsemen. Tho hold
up took place about 11 o'clock at
night, and only a short distance out
side of Paia. Tho Japanese first saw
ono of the horsemen near the side of
tho road, and being a llttlo uneasy.
spurred his own animal up, Intending
to leave the unknown rider behind.
Tho next thing ho knew a rope set
tled about his nock, and he found him
self on tho ground with a badly
Two men, whom he cannot describe,
except that he Is sure they are, neither
Japanese nor Filipinos, then demand
ed his money, and forced him to give
up his purso containing all he had.
Tho purse fastened with a combina
tion, and 'after trying In vain to open
It, tho robbers forced their victim
to doithis for them. They then order
ed him to get on his horse and to
The victim of tho highway robbery
Is certain that tho rope with which
ho was lassoed was a leather lariat,
as her had his hands on it in effort
to throw it off. From this it believed
by thp police that tho desperadoes aro
cowboys., The police also believe that
they have- somo clues which will soon
lead to the arrest of tho guilty parties.
HEEDLESS BOY BUMPS INTO
AUTO SUSTAINS BROKEN LEG
Through trying to dodgo In front of
an automobile, a 10-year old Olowalu
boy, named Moke, was struck by tho
car, last Sunday, sustaining a broken
leg. He is now undergoing repairs at
tho hospital in Lahalna. According to
all reports no blamo attaches to the
driver of tho car, which was running
slowly at tho time. The boy was play
ing with other boys, and cither ' did
riot sec the machine or clsd took a
chance. Tho driver is named Aka
mlchl, and he belongs In Lahalna.
Prominent Men Will
Eat Maui Pineapple
Handsome Gift Boxes of Fruit Shipped
to Notable Americans on the Main
land on Account of Pineapple Day.
By tho Lurllno sailing for tho coast
next week, will go 1G special cases of
Maui pineapples, packed by tho Hal
ku Fruit & Packing Company, and
each addressed to a prominent cltl
zen on tho mainland. This fruit,
which is of courso of tho best quality
that Maui can produce, which means
second to none, Is being sent out In
connection "with tho celebration of
Hawaii's "Pineapple Day," November
10. The shipment mado by the Hal
ku cannery is but ono of several which
have boon sent by other packing con
cerns, tho idea being to bring Hawaii
prominently to tho attention of a very
considerable number of Influential
citizens, and to secure their coopera
tion in tho Pineapple Day celebration.
Thoso who will cat Maul pineapple
on November 10 aro E. S. Beck, Man
aging Editor, Chicago Tribune, Chica
go, 111.; Editor Republican, Springfield,
Mass.; Editor Now York Sun, Now
Yory City, N. Y.; Hon. Josophus Dan
iels, Secretary of the Navy, Washing
ton, D. C; Hon. F. M. Bryne, Gover
nor of South Dakota, Pierre, S. D
Hon. William Spry. Governor of Until,
Salt Lake City. Utah: Mayor of But
to, Butte, Mont.; Mayor of Portland,
Portland, Oregon; Mr. James J. Hill,
Prest, Great Northern Railway Co.
St. Paul, Minn.; Hon. Willard Sails
bury, Wilmington, Del.; Hon. A. J.
Barchflcld, Pittsburg, Pa.; Hon. I. C,
Copley, Aurora, 111.; Hon. Albert John
son, Member of Congress, Hoquiam,
Wash.; Hon. W. A. Rodonbcrg, Mem
ber of Congress, East St. Louis, 111.;
Prest. C. C. Moore, Panama-Pacific
Exposition, San Francisco, Cal.; Hon,
James M. Curley, Mayor of Boston
Hana District People
Asking for High School
Hana district wants a high school,
Tho matter was brought to tho atten
tion of Prof. McCluskoy, supervising
principal, during his visit to tho east
Maul district last week, and ho has
promised to glvo tho matter considera
tion. It is claimed that thero aro-
pupIIs sufficient in Hana to mako
high school feasible, and that such a
school could bo established without
great additional cost in connection
with the present graded school.
Should tho project go through It would
probably roquiro two extra teachors
and a two-room addition to tho pres
ent school building.
ALLIES ARE CONCERNED
OVER BALKAN CRISIS
Greece Still Keeps Out of Struggle. Dissention In
British Cabinet Seems Serious. Riga May
Soon Fall-Week of Teuton Progress.
HONOLULU, October 22.Sugar, $89.00.
Honolulu is said to have heard Arlington talk with Paris twice by
BROWNSVILLE, October 22. Three American soldiers killed
y Mexican raiders.
NEW YORK, October 22. Villa has been notified that his cause
is hopeless and he must come to America.
HONOLULU, October 22.
Hawaii pineapple. Cross breeding
fruit from shrinking.
Chamber of Commerce declares
companies to be given a chance to take care of local shipping. Sus
pension of the coastwise navigation law is held in abeyance.
SAN 1'RANCISCO, October
talked to his home at Orange, N. J., by wireless telephone. He had
never used telephone because of impaired hearing. An amplifier used
last night overcame the difficulty.
E LPASO, October 22. Ranch Palonas, land of a cattle company,
has had kidnapped several employees who are being held for $10,000
SAN FRANCISCO, October
dynamiter Schmidt, now facing trial
CHlLALiU, October 22. Band of boys yesterday kidnapped two
16-year old girls from state training school and held off a pursuing
posse with shot guns. They were
to surrender. Girls were returned
LONDON, October22. The
condemned to death for having aided British and French prisoners to
escape from Belgium. Edith Cavclle, one of the nine condemned, faint
ed on way to gallows and a German officer is said to have shot and killed
her as she lay on the ground. Six more must die. American Minister
Whitlock pleaded in vain for the lives of the women. British people
are stirred to awful fury, as Miss Cavelle and others had nursed wound
ed oermans as well as other soldiers.
German still advance on Riga,
grows more precarious and doom seems certain. Drive by leutons
seems irresistable. Russians are holding own in Galicia and elsewhere.
Bulgars-have' driven wedge between main Serbian arnly and Allies
expedition advancing from Salonika.
will not be able to effect the junction hoped for. Invaders have gained
railroad south Vryana and Salonika. Balkans crisis spreads to all
battlefields. Every warring power is on offensive seeking decisive
victory to bring Greece and Roumania to its side in southeast.
BROWNbVILLE, October 21.
soldiers resulting in the death of
Agua, on border. U. S. Cavalry drove off Mexicans. They wore white
hats and on which were inscribed
TOKIO, October 21. From
temporary capital until the close of
NISW YORK, October i. rorty people were injured today in a
crush of a Lakawana ferry boat with pier in fog. Many were thrown
under horses being carried on ferry.
LONDON, October 21. Total British merchantmen sunk up to
October 18, three; fishing boats, 175.
Greece still wavers between neutral position announced by Con
stantine, and active participation with Allies now favored by war party,
and supported by the masses. Teutons are trying to get from the King
or premier a new statement of definite policy towards belligerents, as
well as on new Balkan situation. On account of geographical conditions
which would hamper military resistance, the treaty obligations of Greece
and Serbia are difficult to maintain, and Greece is not necessarily bound
to send army to aid Serbia, is urged by Germany.
WASHINGTON, October 21. President Wilson issued to na
tional banks a proclamation emphasizing the 'freedom of the United
States from war burdens of European countries. The United States
he says, is enj'oying prosperous peace, while other great powers have
PETROGRAD, October 21. Russians won another important
victory in series along southwestern line near Galician frontier. From
Austrians in Barnovich region they have captured several enemy's posi
tions and 3500 prisoners, ten machine guns, and one piece of heavy
ROME, October 21. King Albert has answered the Pope's letter
urging him to initiate steps to peace, with a decided negative. He says
Belgium will never lower the sword while the country is in slavery.
Will resist to the uttermost extremity any peace plan while Germany
occupies Belgian soil.
LONDON, October 21. Faced by the ultimatum of the entente
powers, and with offer of the island of Cyprus as price of immediate
participation on side of Allies, Greece must determine within a few
days whether or not she will join Allies in defense of Serbia, or be
forced into war on side of Teutons, as an ally of Turkey and Bulgaria,
and an enemy of her former allies, Serbia and Montenegro. British
will cede Cyprus in exchange for Greece's participation.
, ROME, October 21. Royal decree issued yesterday creating new
taxes to help meet heavy expenses of war. Will be made on incomes,
and will resemble the American plan of income tax.
LONDON, October 21. Japan is supplying Russia with munitions
of war and in return Russia, it is said, will cede a portion of the island
of Sakhalin to Japan.
Balfour says British navy will win final victory in the war. Good
days are yet to come on land too.
PARIS, October 21. Fifty-two persons, mostly women, killed,
and 100 inj'ured in explosion in ammunition factory.
VERNO, October 21. Italians on offensive at many points of
their line. Much pressure will be relieved from Serbia in opinion of
With recent German successes, seriously threatening further re
tention of Riga, Russians are now considering evacuation of that im
portant northern point, according to reports from Pctrograd. Heavy
offensive south of Riga, and west of Dvinsk, yesterday, enabled advance
forces of von Hindenberg to reach once more the south bank of Dvia
river, to cross which and cut Dvinsk railroad have been objects of long
continued German drive in that section.
(Additional Wireless on Page 4.)
Experts encaged to help quality of
may solve the big problem and stop
a truce as to shipping. Maritime
22. Thomas Edison, last night,
22. Attorney Coghlan will dcfcndl
in Los Angeles. J
finally forced at the point of pistols
to training school and boys to jail.
Kaiser has pardoned two nursds
and this strong position on Baltic
Feared Serbs and entente Allies.
A vigorous attack on American
three, was made this morning Ojeda
November G to 17, Kioto will be the
the coronation ceremonies.