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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., FRIDAY, DECEMBER i, 1915.
Hart's Shortage May
Not Be Fully Known
Priv.itc Funds Entrusted To Him
Cannot Be Accounted For Books
In Bad Tangle System Bad.
It Is nlmost certain that the entire
amount of tho shortage of Edmund
II. Hart, clerk of tho Second Circuit
Court, will never foe accurately known.
Up to the present time something like
$5500 of tho court's funds have focen
checked up as missing. The clerk's
cash hook shows a balance of some
$G100, but tho bank balanco is only
about ?500. But the money that can
not be checked with much degree of
accuracy, is that which has from time
to time been turned over to tho clerk
as administrator of estates, trustee
ships, and tho like. These are not
court monies, and the only way short
ages in this account can he ascer
tained is through claims filed by per
sons to whom it may be due.
Following his arrest on charge of
embezzlement, last Friday morning,
Hart was arraigned before Judge
Edlngs and admitted to bail in sum of
?2000. Tills was later furnished with
J. H. Kunewa and D. C. Lindsay as
sureties. Hart is under bond of $2500,
furnished about a year ago at the time
that Judge Edlngs took charge of the
court. W. T. Robinson and A. Garcia
are sureties on this bond. While the
amount of this bond does not cover
the amount of Hart's alleged short
age, it is claimed that Ills former
bondsmen will be responsible for any
defalcations shown to have taken
place before tho new bond was ap
proved. Complicated Tangle.
Auditor Charles Wilcox has been
engaged ever since last week In going
through the books of tho clerk, and
-ho states that they are in a discourag
Ingly tangled conditions. The county
supervisors, at their session this wee'K,
set aside $1000 towards the cost of the
audit now being made, and A. G. Dick
ens, a local accounatnt, is now work
ing on the books. W. S. Chilling
worth, court stenographer, who is now
acting clerk, and who will probably
"receive the permanent appointment to
Hart's position, has been experienc
ing a good deal of trouble, from the
fact that Hart was far behind in writ
ing up his docket, much of tho records
of the court being simply memoranda.
Trial in March.
Hart will not bo placed on trial until
the March term of Circuit court, and
It is possible that another Judgo than
Judge Edlngs will be called to sit on
it, Inasmuch as the Maui jurist may
ho held to be disqualified on account
of his connection with the matter.
Immediately following Hart's ar
raignment, Attorney Eugene Murphy
filed a suit against the clerk's bonds
men for the recovery of monies al
leged to have been entrusted to the
clerk. Tho suit was brought against
Hart, W. T. Itobinson, and J. Garcia.
It has slnco foeen learned that J. Gar
cia was not one of tho bondsmen. It
Is highly probable that this is but the
first of many such suits to foe forought.
Is Wilcox Responsible?
It is moro than likely that, In case
tho bond of Hart proves insuillcient
to meet his shortage, that an effect
will bo made to recover from tho bond
or County Auditor Charles Wilcox, on
tho assumption that tho defalcations
would not have occurred had ho not
been negligent in tho matter of audit
ing the clerk's books. Mr. Wilcox ad
mits that no audit was made during
tho past three or four years, but he
claims that ho has never been able
to get sufficient assistance in Ills olllce
to enable him to spend tho time on
outside ofTlces required. Also, he
points out, that tho law on the sub
ject is not specific, and Is even open to
.question as to whether such work is
''required of him. He points out his
. efforts, during the past two sessions
' of tho legislature, to have a bill passed
which would specifically require the
county auditors to make at least year
ly examinations of the accounts of all
county officials, and to require month
ly reports to him from all of them.
This bill failed of passage both times.
During the last legislature the bill was
pocket-vetoed by the Governor, no
cause ever having being given.
Supervisors Have Not Helped.
Mr. Wilcox also points out that the
supervisors havo not in the past
shown much Inclination to help out
in this direction. As an instance he
recalls tho fact that long before the
recont investigation of tho Makawao
and the Wailuku waterworks, he ca'l
ed tho attention of the Board to the
fact that there were evident irregulari
ties in theso departments, and asked
for help in digging out tho facts, hut
no attention was paid to his request.
Played ends Against Middle.
Auditor Wilcox further declared
that that under the system in vogue
prior to Judgo Eding's tlmo at least,
an investigation of the court clerk's
books would havo profoafoly not shown
a shortago inasmuch as tho clerk
might bo short on court funds, and
bo able to cover tho shortago for the
benefit of an examiner, from estate
and othor funds In his hands, for
which ho was not required to mako an
accounting. It is roported that a re
cont order of Judgo Edlngs, requiring
Hart to deposit in tho hank nil funds
entrusted to him, in tho namo of tho
Smooth Chicken Thief
Gets Two Year Sentence
Chu Lung, a well known Wailuku
Chinaman, was sentenced in district
court this week, by Judgo McKay, to
two years in Jail for chicken stealing.
There were two counts against him
and he got a year in each case. In
connection with Chu's depredations,
Loons Fook was found guilty of re
ceiving stolen goods, and was sen
tenced to pay a flno of $40 and to
serve 3 houis in jail.
According to the police dm Lung is
an old offender at the chicken steal
ing game. Ho has long been suspect
ed, but it was not until this week that
he finally tripped up. Word reached
Deputy Sheriff Ferreira early Monday
morning that a fine bunch of chick
rns bad been stolen during tho night,
and a quick descent upon Chu Lung
brought the biddies to light, still con
fined in tho bags in which they had
been carried from their roosts.
It Is claimed that Chu Lung has
been in tho habit of selling dressed
fowls for a long time. At one restau
rant which patronized him, ho always
accommodatingly insisted in dressing
the birds himse'f after selling them,
and of saving the feathers and heads.
He bought chickens occasionally, ami
generally immediately after making
stirh a purchase, tho remainder of the
se'lor's Hock would disappear.
Official Opening To
Take Place Later
Tho remodeled Maui Hotel will ho
unofficially opened next Monday even
ing when tho members of Lodge Maul,
No. 984, A. F. & A. M., will entertain
with a banquet tho visiting Masons
from Honolulu, who will arrive tomor
row to exemplify certain new work
of tho order. Tho official opening will
not take place for some time, how
ever, as Manager Field plans to coin
pleto his new Iao Valley annex first,
and to hold an elaborate opening at
The new hotel will bo second to
none outside of Honolulu, In tho ter
ritory, in appearance or conveniences
and comforts. Telephones are being
installed in all the rooms, tho dining
room has been enlarged, and tho en
tire place refinlshed nnd furnished.
CHILDREN TO TAKE CHARGE OF
CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT
The Sunday School will conduct the
service at the Wailuku Union Church
on Sunday evening, which will bo
held at the usual hour: 7:30 o'clock.
The children have prepared a little
Tableaux entitled "Tho Manger
Scene" which will be given. Tho mem
ber of tho school by giving "Pound
'aekages" which will contain gifts for
poor children, are trying to demon
strate the Christmas spirit of giving.
Parents are asked to havo their
children at the Church promptly at
7:15. All parents and friends are cord
ially invited to be present.
Tho annual children's Christmas
Tree service of tho Union Church will
e held in tho burch Thursday after
noon, December 23rd at 4 o'cloc.
THINK THEY WERE STUNG, BUT
Although It is claimed that the re
gular prico of tho same truck in San
Francisco is $500 less than the price,
ilus the freight, for which tho county
ntered into a contract with tho
Volcano Stables Company to pay, the
supervisors last week voted to pay the
' 111. They were advised by the county
ittorney that their contract was bind
ing, even though they had boon
'stung" In the transaction. It was
claimed that tho agent for tho truck
has declared that tho $5000 asked was
exactly tho Coast price, plus tho
freight to the Islands. The supervisors
later learned that tho San Francisco
nrice is $1440, and that the freight is
'nit $75 or $80.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR INTER.
Announcement is made that the
Inter-Island steamer Claudino will ar
rivo on Friday morning of next weok,
instead of on Saturday, which is
Christmas, and will sail for Honolulu
at 4 o'clock the same afternoon, ar
ilving in Honolulu about midnight
Friday night instead of Saturday
night. The same schedule will bo re
peated on the following weok, on ac
count of Now Years.
Tho Mikahala will also return to
Hono'ulu a day earlier on both weeks.
The Mauna Loa will arrive from Ho
nolulu on Thursday night, Decombor
30, instead of Friday, .on account of
Joe Martin, on chaige of assault and
battery, was this week sontonced to
one year in jail by Judgo McKay, of
the Wailuku district court. Tho as
sault In question was of a most dis
gusting character, and was fommilcd
against a small boy at Kahulul.
parties to whom they belonged, was
responsible for bringing to a hoad to
cVrk's manipulations. Not being ablo
to switch this rnonoy to tho court fund
thero was nothing for him to do but
to admit his dofalcations.
For New Year Races
Big Crowd Will Come From Honolulu
For Great Wild West Show. Oahu
Horses Being Trained For Blood.
By this morning's mall Angus Mc
Pheo received word from Ebon Low
to effect that booking has been made
for 75 men of the 4th Cavalry, and 25
handsmen of the same regiment.
"With 100 soldiers coming, including
the crack 1th Cavalry band, there isn't
a doubt left as to the success of tho
Honolulu excursion for the races," is
Angus McPheo and F. H. Locey, who
havo charge of the big New Year's Day
wild west show and racing program
to be held at Kahulul, returned home
on Wednesday from Honolulu, enthusi
astic over tho outlook for Honolulu
support for the big phow. They were
successful in making arrangements for
tho chartering of the Inter-Island
btoamer Kllauea for a special excur
sion, and are certain that tho vessel
will nring up at least 200 sportsmen
and others for the occasion. The
Kllauea will leave Honolulu on Friday
night, December 31, at 11 o'clock, ar
riving nt Kahulul early Saturday morn
ing, and will not start on tho return
trip until 11 o'clock Sunday night, Jan
Billy Lucas horso Harvester. Ii
charge of tho veteran trainer, Jerry
Broderlck, is due to arrive from Hono
lulu tomorrow morning. Tom Hollln
ger's string, including Welcome Boy,
Soabolt, and Harold D., will arrive the
latter part of next week. McPhce and
Locey report that all of theso horses
have been in steady training for some
time, and arc In fine shape, and their
owners confident of their ability to
carry off the honors. Possibly the
most interert of tho Honolulu sports
men centers in tho free-for-all, in
which Welcome Boy, and McPhee's
horse Denervo will be tho star actors;
and in tho 2:15 event in which Harold
D. will again meet his old rival Maul
Boy. It is also said that there will
ho a now horso from Honolulu appear
in this race.
Wild West Events.
Everything point3 to tho most ex
citing list of cowboy and broncho bust
ing events ever held in tho Territory.
For tho roping contests, Supervisor
Dave Fleming has promised to co
operate to the extent of having round
ed up twenty-five or thirty wild cattle
from tho mountains back of Honolua.
These animals havo scarcely seen hu
man beings, and are just about as wild
as cattle can be. Ebon Low, the Oahu
champion one-armed roper, is reported
to be busy getting his hand in against
hiis coining tussle with Angus Mc
Pheo, the Maul one-armed wonder
with the lariat. These two will try
their prowess 'on Fleming's wild cat
lie. It Is reported that there will be
quite a number of expert cattle punch
ers from Oahu accompany Low on his
visit of conquest.
MAUI PICTURES BEING SHOWN.
Tho 30 or moro striking canvasses
painted by the artist D. Howard
Hitchcock, on Maul recently, aro now
being exhibited in tho University Club,
Honolulu, where it is understood they
are attracting much favorable atten
tion. Maui had an opportunity of
viewing theso pictures at tho Pen
hallow home, just before Mr. Hitch
cock returned to Honolulu. Tho ar
tist considers that this collection con
tains some of his best work with tho
vention Held in
In a recont issue of thojlawali Edu
cational Roview was published this
reproduction of a photograph taken
25 years ago. It was captioned
"Teachors Convention Held in Hono
W. S. Mountcastle Dies
After Few Months Illness
Following an illness of somo six
months or more, William S. Mountcas
tle, for tho past 15 years a valued em
ploye of the Kahulul Kallroad Com
pany, died a few minutes before mid
night last Sunday night, at tho Kula
Sanitarium. The funeral took place
from the Wailuku Union Church on
Monday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock,
being under the auspices of Aloha
Lodge No. 3, Knights of Pythias, of
which tho deceased had been a mem
ber. The funeral was largely attend
ed, especially by the officials and em
ployes of tho railroad with whom he
had always boon popular.
The funeral service was conducted
by tho Rev. A. Craig Bowdish, and a
number of beautiful musical selections
were rendered by the church quartet
composed of Mrs. A. C. Rattray, Mrs.
L. C. Jones, Scabury Short and Rich
ard Lillico, with Miss Mary Hoffman
at the organ. A duet by Mrs. Hattray
and Mrs. Jones was a special feature
of tho services.
The pall Bearers were J. T. Fan
torn, Frank Sommerficld, H. Streu
beck, J. W. Holland, D. T. Carey, and
Mr. Mountcastle came to Hawaii in
1900 from Cleveland, Ohio, where ho
had been a train dispatcher, and en
gaged In other lines of railroading.
For the past several years ho had been
general freight and passenger agent of
tho road, and ho was held In high es
teem for his ability and genial disposi
tion. He is survived by a wife, who
was formerly Miss Becky Smith, and
by one son. Ho would have been 38
years of age had he lived till next
Hard For Big Ball
Clever Program Being Arranged In
Connection With Event. Officers
Getting New Uniforms.
Most of tho national guard ofllccrs
were recipients this week, of their
new dress uniforms for tho big New
Year's cvo hall, and also most of those
samo officers aro practicing getting
used to tho feel of the now togs and
gold lace at every opportunity.
A letter received this week from
Governor Pinkham brought word that
the Governor will not be ablo to at
tend the Maui ball in person, but that
ho has delegated Brigadier-General
Johnson to come in his stead.
Tho entertainment committee pro
mises some unusual features In tho
program It Is arranging to stage. It
has received word that W. H. Hutton,
an exceptionally gifted entertainer, of
tho comedian type, has agreed to come
up from Honolulu for the occasion.
Mr. Hutton was heard by tho Maui
delegates to tho Civic Convention, at
which timo his clever talent was
MUST NOT REMOVE SCHOOL
Public school building must not bo
used for public gathering which neces
sitate tho ripping out of tho seats
nnd desks. This is the edict of tho
county supervisors, and is backed up
') Supervising Principal McCluskey.
Tho matter camo up in connection
-villi complaints from Molokai to the
effect that In certain schools tho seats
had been removed from tho floors for
i ho purpose of holding a dance, with
result that both floor and furniture
was considerably damaged.
lulu in 1830." The plcturo is of much
local interest from tho fact that the
convention in question was not hold In
Honolulu, as stated, but in Wailuku,
and that most of the teachers in tho
BREAK WITH AUSTRIA
NOW SEEMS CERTAIN
Refuses to Meet America's Demands Regarding An
cona Incident Ambassador Penfield's
LONDON, December 17. Austria is fully prepared for break
with United States. Government expects nothing, but that the United
States will order Pcnficld and staff lo leave Austria and close embassy.
Rcpors from Austria say government cannot figure any way to prevent
break with America. People of Austria indignant at America's de
mands. WASHINGTON, December 17. Marriage license issued to Pre
sident Wilson, 59, and to Edith Boiling Gait, 43. Wedding to take place
HONOLULU, December 7. Judge Dole is pan, so far as is known
by friends. His term ended automatically at midnight with Washing
ton silent. No reply to his enquiries. Mr. Holmes advised that he may
The Pinkham ideas of values have changed much as years pass.
When trying to sell tram franchise, he said it was worth $400,000,
because it would be more valuable in time. He now thinks it worth
absolutely nothing. In a letter to the executive from "Public Bene
factor" advised privacy in negotiations unless our fat will be in the fire.
Senator Works, of California, told senate that a standing army
of one million men is necessary to defend the United States from in
vasion. LONDON, December 17. Situation of Balkans grows brighter,
according to official reports from Allies. Despite official announcement
in Greece, that neutral territory is agreed upon, it is expected Bulgars
and Teutons will attempt an assault upon Allies in Greece. France is
pouring men into field for relief.
TORONTO, December 17. Wills of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hub
bart, Lusitania victims, filed inprobatc court yesterday. Estate is
divided in equal shares to two children.
SAN DIEGO, December 17. Mrs. Lulu Comstock, aged 74, was
killed yesterday wen an aeroplane, in which she was a passenger fell
into bay. After the plane was 50 feet in the air, she became frightened
and grabbed the hand of Anton Meycrhoffcr, the aviator.
SAN RAFAEL, December 17. Beatrice Michclena, the famous
movie star, was seriously injured yesterday while acting in a fire scene
KIRKWALL, December 17. Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II,
tied up at this port yesterday and was searched. Is held for investiga
tion. None of the delegates arc allowed to land.
WASHINGTON, December 16. Austria and America fit crisis
over American demands from Austria. Unofficial reports from capital
say Austrian note is unsatisfactory and disappointing. Relations be
tween the two countries unofficially described as being at breaking point
today. President and Secretary Lansing are making no public comment.
It is understood the United States refuses to enter into any exchange of
opinion with Vienna. Washington declines to take up the discussion
of facts regarding the sinking of the Ancona.
ROME, Deccmcbr 16. Reports here saying Turks and Germans
are preparing for a bg campaign against the Suez canal and Egypt next
SOFIA, December 16. A neutral zone 2 kilometers wide, extend
ing on each side of length of the Greco-Roman border, and the border
of Greece, on conquered Serbian territory, has been agreed upon by
Greece and Bulgaria, according to unofficial announcement.
LONDON, December 16. Advices from Salonika say Allies have
now 200,000 men in the Balkan arena.
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picture were Maui pedagogues of that
day. Several of these aro still In tho
Among those who havo boon Identi
fied aro W. C. Crook, Mrs. Crook,
17. Siigar, $93.50.
Misses Crook (2). Mrs Klla Austin,
Miss Wallace, Mrs. Mary Simpson,
Mrs. WInnifred Ilaldwin Woddick,
Mossrs. Zumwaltz, Mr. Atkins, Potor
Noa, Mr. Austin, and Miss Atkinson.