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' WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, 1915.
E. H. HART ARRESTED
SHORT IN ACCOUNTS
Clerk Second Circuit Court Admits Shortage When
Books Are To Be Examined Probably
Shortly nftcr noon today, Edmund
H. Hart, clerk of tho Second Circuit
Court, was placed under arrest, charg
ed with tho embezzlement of $250,
funds of tho county. The warrant was
sworn to by County Attorney E. II.
Bcvlns, and was served by County
Sheriff Clem Crowell. Hart will prob
ably bo able to give ball some time
Tho ?250 which Hart is charged
with embezzling does not by any
means cover tho amount of his short
age, which however, will not bo known
until the auditor has had time to
Gets New Buildings
Generosity of Maui People Helps De
serving Institution Planning To
Supply Own Beef.
Tho Maul Agricultural Company's
directors have lately appropriated
money for tho construction of a ward
for men at tho Kula Sanitarium, a
building similar to that recently
erected by tho Hawaiian Commercial
& Sugar Company and tho Kahului
Itallroad, at tho same institution.
This announcement was made by Sen
ator H. A. Baldwin, at a meeting of
tho managing commlttco of tho San
itarium, held last Friday. At tho
samo meeting it was also announced
that Mrs. H. A. Baldwin had offered
to finance tho building and furnishing
of a women's and children's ward, an
addition that has been very badly
needed for a long time.
The new ward building which tho
Maul Agricultural Company's offer
has made possible, will bo about 60
feet square, with an open court in
the center, and will accommodnte
from 24 to 28 patients.
Manager Welnzhelmer, of the Pio
neer Mill Company is also construct
ing a cottage suitable for a private
patient, at tho Sanitarium.
At tho present time there are
about 52 patients in tho institution,
and more facilities are greatly need
ed to meet tho over Increasing de
mands. The delay In getting tho now kitch
en and dining room, and the new re
frigeration plant, which arc to He
built by tho loan fund commission,
is being keenly felt. Without tho re
frigerating plant it Is imposiblo to
keen fresh meat, which Is a serious
handicap. When this is finished, It
is contemplated to go into the ranch
business on a sufficiently large scale
to supply all tho beef needed for tho
insrtltuttonl. (land for this purposfc
is to bo set aside by the territory.
At tho present time tho Sanitarium is
supplying all its own milk from a
dairy established a few years ago,
aand through this department Is ef
fecting a saving of beween $75 and
?100 per month.
Small Theater Panic
At Yell of Fire
A near-panic occurred at tho Val-
ley Islo theater last Monday night
when somo fool on tho street started
to yell "fire." In an instant practlc-
ally tho entire audlenco In tho house
was scrambling for tho front doors
Fortunately tho audlenco was not
very largo, or many persons would
doubtless bavo sustained serious in'
jury. As it was several persons were
swept from their feet In tho conges
tlon at tho foot of tho balcony stairs,
and one woman was painfully bruised
by being trampled upon.
There were two policemen In tho
balcony at tho tlmo tho panic start
ed, but they wero unablo to do any
thing towards stopping tho rush for
tho stairs. Incidentally, tho alarm of
firo was entirely unfounded.
Medal for Sprinter.
A beautiful $25 solid gold medal, to
bo presonted to tho winner of tho 220
yard dash, in tho Maul Sports Tour
nament to bo held in connection with
tho big racing events on New Year's
day, was received this week from Wall
& Dougherty and hasbeenonexhibl
tlon at various places in Wailuku and
Kahului. Tho races Is open to all, and
as there Is no entrance fee, tho medal
will bo a prlzo of moro than ordinary
worth to tho successful sprinter.
check up his books. It Is understood
that he has admitted that ho cannot
account for between $3000 and $4000,
and it Is believed that the amount
may bo considerably more than this.
That anything was wrong In the
court clerk's ofllco was unsuspected
until this morning when County Au
ditor Charles Wilcox announced his
Intention to audit tho court books.
Then Hart called in County Attorney
Bcvlns and confessed to him that his
accounts would show a shortage. It
Is stated that Hart's books have not
been audited for three years or more.
Wailuku May Meet
Paia at Tennis Soon
Wailuku tennis players will nrob-
ably meet tho crack wleldors of tho
racket of Paia, at the Paia courts on
tho 18 or 19. This will be the first
tlmo that tho Wailuku men will have
met any of tho outside teams In a
regular match, and much interest is
being taken in the coming battle. Tho
honors of the locals will be upheld
probably by Duke, Englo, Collins,
Chlllingworth, P. Lufkin, Pcnhallow,
Short, Cowan, Weight, and Bevlns.
Much interest has been aroused in
the tennis as a result of the recent
tournament, and practicing Is contant
on the Wailuku Mill court, which Is
in excellent condition. In a doubles
match played last Saturday on tho
Paia courts, Englo and Duko beat
Lindsay ana Itosecrans two sets.
Mclnerny, Lt., of Honolulu, has of
fered a prize for an island tournament,
and lt quite probable that such an
event will bo arranged for later. Tho
Wall & Dougherty cup tournament, of
the Wailuku players, will probably
begin shortly after tho first of tho
Manager Penhallow, of tho Wailuku
Sugar Company, has tentatively pro
mlscd to furnish a suitable grand
stand for tho local court, which will
make It much more comfortable for
Supreme Court Acts
In Maui Damage Suit
Classifying Judge Stuart's reason
ing as unsound, and remanding the
case back to tho lower court, tho su
premo court on Monday of this week
handed down an opinion in tho dam
ago suit of M. A. Martins vs. A . A,
Wilson. This is tho caso in which
Judge Stuart took occasion to severely
condem tho Paia Hospital manage
ment for what ho declared was impro
per treatment given to Martins. Tho
Hawaiian Medical Association later
vigorously upheld the treatment.
Tho accident in which Martins was
hurt occurred at Kaplkl gulch, when
an embankment fell. Wilson was tho
contractor who was doing the road
job. At tho trial in tho First Circuit
Court, in Honolulu, tho jury found
for the defendant Wilson. The plain-
tiff asked for a new trial, which was
granted, but In tho meantime tho de
fendant carried the case to the su
premo court on exceptions, which
havo for most part been sustained.
Maui Hotel Remodeling
To Be Pau Next Week
The remodeling of tho Maui Hotel
which has been In progress for tho
past two months. Is now rapidly near-
lng completion, and Manager Field
expects to havo tho carpenters and
painters out of tho way by tho latter
part of next week. The new oliico
and lobby will bo very handsome, with
new furniture to harmonize with tho
interior finishing. Tho dining room Is
to bo immediately enlarged to Include
tho spaco at present being used as
tho lobby. When completed there will
bo no hotel outsldo of Honolulu that
will present a moro attractive appear-
anco than tho Maui Hotel.
Manuel Jardino and Peto Evans,
both lunas on tho Wailuku Plantation
settled a Question of their respective
fistic ability on Market street, and
later settled with Judgo McKay to tho
tuno of $15 and $5 respectively. Evans
was so badly mussed un by tho en
counter that tho maglstrato considered
that $5 would about oven things up
against Jardlno's $15.
Maui Police Could
Clean Up Honolulu
Attorney Murphy Tells Honolulu
Newspaper That Maui Gambling
Huis Are Pau.
Sheriff Clem Crowell admits that
gambling In Maul has received a dis
tinct check in the past month, and
that the county is incidentally about
$1200 to tho good on account of tho
fines which convicted gamblers have
been forced to pay. But Attorney
Eugene Murphy, who was in Honolu
lu this week, and who Incidentally, lt
might bo added, conducted tho defense
of most of tho accused gamesters, has
gone tho county sheriff one better by
telling tho Honolulu Advertiser that
tho Maul gambling huis havo been
completely wiped out. Murphy's In
terview is as follows:
It took tho Maul police exactly
eleven days in which to break up and
put a complete finish to all the gamb
ling huis in tho Valley Island," said
Eugene Murphy, a Wailuku lawyer
now visiting tho city, to Tho Adver
The police made a good job of It
and tho lid is down now tighter than
ever before. Gambling Is entirely un
known In the Valley Island at present.
Undclayed trials, convictions and stiff
fines did tho trick. I know one man
who had won $400 to have been con
victed, heavily fined, besides which
ho lost all tho money ho had made and
more on top of it defending himself
and his partners in crime. That man
has been taught a salutary lesson and
will go slow about violating the law
Mr. Murphy said, further, that he
did not care to "butt in" on the sub
ject of tho open and promiscuous
gambling which ho has boon assured
goes on in Honolulu every day.
"It's my .opinion, however, that if
tho Maul police could bo brought down
here and put on the job it would not
take them long to stamp out this evil,
which hits pocket and home, in a short
Weller Makes Record
In Fancy Shooting
While hunting at Ulapalakua on tho
5th Instant Mr. H. B. teller, ono of
Honolulu's best sportsmen, shot three
cock pheasants with two shells-la
teat prouably unprecedented in the
history of pheasant shooting.
On reaching a thickly covered hill
three fino cocks flushed out ahead of
Weller, who, with his usual cool dec!
slon, waited until two of tho birds
were In line boforo shooting. These
ho brought down with his right barrel
and then .turning to tho left, brought
down tho third bird with his left
barrel just as tho bird was getting
out of range.
This piece of work far surpasses
tho clever shooting dono by Dr. Fitz
gerald on Lanai during the latter part
of last month, and places Weller sec
ond to no ono as a marksman In the
Counties Cannot Bid
on Loan Fund Work
That tho counties may not bid on
contracts to bo let by territorial loan
fund commissions, is the gist of an
opinion just made by Attorney-Gen
oral I. M. Stalnback, In passing upon
a proposition of tho City and County
of Honolulu to submit tenders for
various road and sewers projects to
be dono In the county. The Attorney
General holds that In caso tho com
mlssloncrs believe that all tenders
submitted are excessive, then tho
work may bo turned over to tho coun
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I0 tmr f art
are now on sale at all leading stores
and the Baldwin National Bank.
Eighty percent of the proceeds
of all that are sold on Maui goes
to the Kula Sanitarium. Of the
balance, ten percent goes to the
Anti - Tuberculosis League of
Hawaii, and ten percent to the
American Red Cross.
Loan Fund Board
Votes to Get Busy
Will Not Wait Longer On Public
Works Office Tenders For Kihei
Road and Sanitarium Called.
It looks as though there will bo
something doing within a very short
time now toward actual work on most
of the loan fund projects. At a warm
meeting of -tho -loan fund commission
held last Saturday, the members voic
ed their strong disapproval of the de
lays which havo been occasioned by
tho public works department In fall
ing to pass promptly upon tho plans
and specifications submitted to it. The
criticism of the commission from vari
ous sources on account of the slow
ness of tho work, was not at all re
lished, particularly as considerable ex
pense is going on all tho time on ac
count of the office force of tho com
mission. As a result of this meeting, nnd
another one held during tho present
week, It was virtually decided to go
ahead with tho work without waiting
for action of tho Honolulu engineers.
Accordingly bids are called today for
the building of the Klhel homestead
road, on modified plans, tho contractor
who was awrded tho job on tho first
call for tenders having forfeited his
five per cent deposit rather than start
It at the figures ho had named, and
none of tho other bidders being
who was awarded the job on tho first
within tho amount available. Bids are
also called for today for tho construc
tion of tho new kitchen and dining
room and for the refrigerating plant
of tho Kula Sanitarium, and for tho
materials and hauling of same. These
tenders, as well as for the Klhel road,
will bo opened on December 22.
The staff of the engineer's office
has been cut down to but ono man, be
sides Balch himself, all the survey
work and plans having boon praotl
Expected at Races
Local horsemen, as well as follow
ers of the racing game, aro making
active preparations to invade tho Val
ley Isle New Year's Day for tho big
race meet at Spreckels Park, Kahu
lui, says tho Honolulu Advertiser,
Ebon Low, who is showing a lively In
terest In the meet, Is arranging somo
sort of an excursion and it Is expected
that between 100 and 150 Honolu
lans will tako advantage of tho rates
to be offered.
At Wailuku and tho vicinity every
thing is going smoothly toward pull
ing off tho meet and all Indications
point to tho program being one of the
best, If not tho best ever offered tho
public. In tho language of tho stable
boy, a raft of horses are being propped
for tho meet and some exciting sport
is promised. Several of tho best run
ners, pacers and trotters of tho Is
lands aro to compete. In tho running
events there will bo such well known
speed burners as Harvester, Sea Bolt
Francis B., Senator B., Sills, Advance
Guard, Copra, Dutch Parrott, Walla
by, Adonis, Athlone, Young Lady, Miss
Bryan and Indigo.
In the trotting and pacing events It
Is expected that Denorvo, Maul Boy
Harold D Welcomo Boy and El Oro
will face the starter.
Altogether thero arc seventeen
events on tho program, Including bicy
clo races, fat mens' races, roping con
tests and the like. One of tho features
will bo a roping contest between Eben
Low and Angus McPhcc, both having
lost an arm. Another feature will bo
tho Maul Hotel Cup race, at a mile
and one-half mile.
Tho meet will open at nlno o'clock
in tho morning and contlnuo all day.
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GERMANY WILLING TO
Berlin Dispatch Quotes
Heavy Fighting Still Continues---Korean
Bandit in Honolulu Captured.
HONOLULU, December lO.-Sugar, $100.90.
BERLIN, December 9. Germany is willing to discuss peace terms
provided initial move comes from
the entente croup as a whole. I he
make peace proposal compatible with
to discuss them.
HONOLULU, December 10.
to officers for capture of Yo Ycc
half. Prisoner believed not to be
Frank J. Testa is seriously ill
Lttle hope for his recovery.
CAMBRIDGE, December 10.
enrolled for military trailing. A course has been added to the curriculum.
by insurance bureau between ports
15 cents per hundred, now charged
duction is from 5 to 10 cents per
from U. b. this year has been more
SAN FRANCISCO, December
soprano who has been appearing in
rretrograd to appear m concert this
NEW YORK, December 10.
States District Attorney Marshall, that members of the executive com
mittee of the Federation of Labor have been guilty of accepting bribes
trom Germans, is emphatically denied.
affair is considered sound. Based
liner, laid foundation for Washington note that lives of passengers
must not be sacrificed. Official Vienna admits steamer was torpedoed
before all passengers were taken off.
LONDON, December 10. The
garian forces on the Greek border,
tion. British now- on left of Allies line at Vardar are retireing to
prevent any flanking movement being made.
HOPEWELL, Pa., December
city, has been wiped out by fire, at loss of $3,000,000. Negroes broke
into looting game and one was lynched. Supposed cause of conflagra
tion, explosion in Du Pont powder factory, recently established there.
DOUGLAS, December 10.
been defeated and scattered after
WASHINGTON, December 10. New shipping bill plans not yet
worked out. Supposed it will be ready by first of the year. Will re
place present ship purchase bill.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 10. Cause of breakdown of S. S.
Minnesota is stll a mystery. Captain refused to be interviewed by
newspaper men who went out to meet vessel.
WASHINGTON, December AO. Tjreasury depairtmfcnij 'would
pay for Irwin site, $15,000 above appraised value, or $50,000 less than
asked. Exact amount now available.
HONOLULU, December 9. Yee Yoo Kcuk, the Korean bandit
was captured at 5 o'clock this morning at Bcretania and Punchbowl
after being shot in neck and thigh. lie returned fire, wounding Mc
Duffy slightly in the knee; Gundcrson, in finger; and Capt. Baker was
shot through coat. The Korean, who gave Yee Yoo Kcuk doped wine
3 months ago, was found dead in bed this morning, shot twice in head.
Supposed deed was by bandit. Ycc Yoo Kcuk will probably recover.
Chun Duck Soon, a Korean prisoner, volunteered to locate the bandit
if helped towards pardon. He was allowed to escape jail and led of
ficers to bandit's hiding place.
TOKIO, December 9. According to a
Shih Kai will become emperor on January 1.
action taken by revolutionists.
GERMAN HEADQUARTERS, December 9. Balkan combats
continue successfully south of Plevelye, Syieca, and near Ipek. Com
bats at Vardar river progressing. Intense artillery fighting on the west
front. Small patrol engagement reported on the east front.
LONDON, December 9. British steamer Veria and Greek steam
er Goulaudris have been sunk in war zone.
ATHENS, December 9. Severe fighting on French front h
Balkans when French tried to drive back Bulgarians, the artillery fire
decimating Bulgarians. Total of 220,000 Serbians have escaped from
captured territory and reached Albania. Continued landing of troops
at Saloniki suggests entente powers contemplate an aggressive cam
paign in the Balkans.
WASHINGTON, December 9. Ambassador Page has advised
that government of Great Britain has acceded to the demands of the
A'merican government regarding the requisitioning of ship of the Trans
LONDON, December 9. German troops sent to Balkan arena and
have been pursuing Serbs, are said to have been seen on the Greek
PETROGRAD, December 9. A Russian detachment, by a daring
night raid, captured the entire staff of the 82nd German army division,
among them two generals.
ATHENS, December 9. Official Bulgarian announcement declar
ed French battalion has been annihilated in southern Serbia.
WASHINGTON, December 9 Dr. Arredondo, who headed the
Carranza junta here for several months, has been officially elected
Mexican ambassador to U. S.
Chancellor On Subject-
one of the enemy powers, or from
chancellor said If our enemies
German dignity, we shall be ready
Japanese citizens decide to pay S300
Kcuk, the bandit. McDuffy will get
badly hurt as he pretends.
after operation at Queen's Hospital.
- 1100 students at Harvard have
10. War rates have been reduced
of the United States. The rate of
U. S., Japan, and China. I he re
hundred. Exportation of food stuffs
than double value of last year.
10. Tamake Mura, Japanese
Madame Butterfly, will 'leave for
Public accusation made by United
10. American protest re the Ancona
on official reports of sinking of the
appearance of German and Bul
has forced Britain to realign posi
10. Hopewell, the latest boom
Villa's last army, under Rodriguez has
attemplng the capture of Frontcras.
Peking dispatch, Yuen
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