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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1915.
Eight Lives In Kula
Entire Family Wiped Out. Caught
in Narrow Ravine Could Not Es
cape. Strange Tragedy.
Manuel Pachcco, age 30.
Mrs. Manuel Pachcco, age 28.
Manuel Pachcco, Jr. age 9.
John Pachcco, age 7.
Violet Pacheco, age 5.
Abel Pacheco, age 3J..
Adallne Pacheco, age 9 months.
Miss Virginia de Arruda, age 24.
' Overwhelmed by a cloud-burst on
tho mountain slopes above Klliel, last
Sunday, eight persons lost their lives,
In what is one of tho strangest trage
dies that ever occurred on Maul. An
ontlro family father, mother, and five
children Is wiped out, and a young
woman, sister of the mother, was also
The unfortunate family was that
of Manuel Pacheco, a locomotive crane
engineer, employed by tho Kahulul
Railroad Company. Tho other was
Miss Virginia de Arruda, of Kula, a
Bister of Mrs. Pachcco.
No one witnessed tho accident
' -which must have occurred while tho
party was crossing a small, ravine in
a buggy. When one of the bodies was
discovered tho following day by a
Japanese cane contractor, named Ke
kuda, tho alarm was given and after
several hours search, all of tho bodies
were found, four of them completely
burled in a deep bed of mud, and two
of them about a mllo down tho moun
tain side from where the tragedy oc
curred. Just how the awful affair occurred
will probably never be exactly known;
and to anyone visiting the scene, the
v fact that It did occur seems inex
plicable. There Is no stream at the
place, which is In tho cane fields about
midway between tho Pulchu and Wai
akoa plantation camps. Except dur
ing Kona storms such as occurred last
Saturday and Sunday, the wholo dis
trict is absolutely dry. vAt tho point
where tho bodies were found, a plan
iation railroad track crosses a very
mall ravino on an earth and masonry
.11 some ten or twelve feet high. On
he upper side of this embarkment a
plantation wagon road also crosses the
arroyo. Two large iron pipes two
to three feet in diameter, are laid
under tho railroad nil, to carry oft
tho water from 'occasional storms.
The wagon road passes between the
railroad embarkment and tho Intake
opening of these pipes. Tho basin
formed at this point is very small
only a few rods in diameter, while the
ravine above is an insignificant drain
running up through tho cane fields.
Tho most probable explanation of
tho accident Is that the party was
caught by a wall of water from the
hills above, when they were half way
across tho basin. A great whirl-pool
probably developed from the Hood's
striking the embarkment, and by the
suction through tuo cuiveri puma.
Some of tho children may have been
thrown out of tho rig, and in trying
to savo them, tho rest of tho party
may havo been engulfed. From a pre-
vious flood a heavy deposit of sticky
mud may havo already been there,
In which all were caught as in quick
sands. Tho water marks on the em
bankment show that Ithere must at
one time have been eight or nine feet
of water In the pool. When Deputy
Sheriff Ferrelra and a party of search-
ers visited the scene, on Monday, there
was scarcely a trickle of water, though
tho mud deposit was waist deep, and
it was only by wading through this
that tho bodies were discovered.
Strange to say tho horso which
Pachcco was driving escaped, and
with it tho buggy, which showed no
signs of damage, though it was cover
ed with mud and cushions wero mis
sing. The horso had started towards
home and was taken in charge on Sun
day evening at tho Pulehu camp. Its
nppearanco did not arouse any ox
xlety, as it was simply supposed that
tho animal had broken its hitching,
at somo place where it had been left
standing. . , .
Searchers for tho bodies failed to
find those of tho eldest son, Manuel.
Jr., and that of tho baby, in tho mud
of tho basin, and they wero later locat
ed almost a mile below, having been
carried through tho culvert pipes, Tho
baby's body was found some dlttance
in a cano field, and tho boy's among
somo brush in which it had been
thrown by tho water.
All of tho bodies were taken to
Kuau, -whero they wero buried on
Tuesday in tho Catholic cemetery.
- both natives of Maul. Both had been
Xboth native of Maui. Both had been
raised in Kula, but for a number of
years tho husband had been working
for tho railroad company, and had re
cently been put in charge of ono of
tho big cranes at Kahulul. Ho was a
good workman and well liked. ' His
wifo was formerly Miss Jessio da
Arruda, whoso parents still resldo in
Kula. Miss Virginia do Arruda, who
also lost her life, was her sister, and
had been living with tho family in
f Kahulul for somo time.
Haiku Man To Bring
Bride From Honolulu
Local interests centers this week
in tho marriage on Tuesday evening
in Honolulu, of Miss Ruth Haley, of
that city and Mr. Leslie E. Bailey,
of Maul. Following their honeymoon,
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey will make their
home at Haiku, whero Mr. Bailey Is
connected with the Haiku Fruit and
Packing Company in the capacity of
Assistant Cannery Superintendent.
Tho wedding took place at the
Centrnl Union Church, tho ceremony
being performed by the Itcv. A. A.
Ebersolc. Mrs. E. A. Creovcy, a sister
of tho bride, was matron of honor,
and Miss Marian Crossman, was
bridesmaid. Mr. Charles Bea was
best man, and the ushers wero F. A.
Edgecomb and Glenn Jackson. Fol
lowing the ceremony a reception was
held at the Hawaiian Hotel.
Mrs. Bailey is a daughter of W. B.
Haley, of Honolulu, and is popular
among a wido circle of friends. Mr.
Bailey, who has been in tho islands
for several years, was until tho past
year associated with tho lighthouse
Kaumeheiwa Wins Gym
L. B, Kaumeheiwa has won tho first
leg of tho Wall & Dougherty bowling
tournament In tho Alexander House
Gymnasium. Tho time limit for this
expired today. Tho following are tho
Kaumeheiwa 8374 1G7
Lufkln 8018 100
Chillingworth 7245 1G1
Duke 8008 lfiO
Weight 3822 152
Wilmington 1 2505 147
Cowan 2380 170
Costa GG39 152
Bowdish 77G1 1G1
Dld not finish.
Tho second leg of this tournament
will begin January 5th.
Paia Beats Puunene
On Tennis Courts
The Paia Tennis Club easily defeat
ed tho Puuneno Club In a match which
was played on Christmas Day at Paia
courts. Play began at nine o'clock
and each club had three teams enter
ed, each team playing thrco sets. Paia
won all but ono set and tho scoro by
games was 52 to 25.
C. Burns & F. Burns (Paia), vs.
Taylor & Hansen, McLaren & Mc
Nicoll, McLaren & Murray, (Puune
ne), 6-3; 6-2; 6-0.
Lindsay & Beeman (Paia), vs. Mc
Laren & McNicoll, Taylor & Hansen,
McLaren & Murray (Puuneno), 0-3;
Baldwin & Hebert (Paia), vs. Mc
Laren & McNicoll, McLaren & Mur
ray, Taylor & Hansen (Puunene), 4-6;
G-5; G-2. Total, Paia, 52; Puunene, 25.
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High School To Serve
Lunches To Pupils
The new Domestic Science building
at the Maul High School, Hamakua
poko, is rapidly nearlng completion
and should bo entirely finished in a
few days. The building consists of a
laboratory or "kitchen" 30 by 22 foot,
and a lanal of tho same slzo where
the lunches, which aro to bo prepared
by those taking tho course, will be
served. Tho intention is to furnish
a nutritious and palatablo lunch at a
reasonablo price. The prico charged
Is to bo simply enough to make tho
course self sustaining. For tho pre
sent tho lunches aro to bo sold for
5 and 10 cents.
Twenty pupils aro taking tho domes
tic science course and the lunch ser
vice to all tho pupils of tho school will
bo started during tho first week of
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LODGE MAUI INSTALLS.
With Hugh Howell acting as master
of ceremonies, Lodgo Maul, No. 9S4,
A. F. & A. M,, on last Tuesday even
ing istalled its recently elected offi
cers of tho ensuing year. They are.
C. C. Campbell, It. W. M.; H. K.
Duncan, Senior Warden; W. L. West,
Junior Warden; T. D. Collins, Sec
retary; D. C. Lindsay, Treasurer; F
W. Peacock, Senior Deacon; J. II.
Pratt, Junior Deacon; G. S. Aiken,
Senior Steward; W. A. Bobbins. Jun
ior Steward; nev. J. C. Villiers, Chap
lain. Following tho installation ceremon
ies, a delectable collation, furnished
by tho incoming officers, was discus
sed with much enjoyment by ttto
BORN At tho Malulanl Hospital,
Wailuku, on Friday morning, De
cember 24, 1915, to Mr. and Mrs. F.
W Peacock, of Puunone, a 10-pound
The Oahu Champion One-Armcd Cowboy of the Old School, Who Will
Contest for Roping Honors With Angus McPhce Tomorrow Afternoon
Track Records May
Be Broken Tomorrow
Rains Stopped In Time To Make Track
Very Fast Great String of Horses
Cowboy Sports Will Be Feature.
Everything points to a great day
of sports for tomorrow. The kona
storm of a week ago did causo a big
scare to everybody connected with the
New Year's Day event, but the past
four days ot fine weather has put the
race track at Kahulul in better shape
than it has ever been before, accord
ing to Dan Carey, and somo of tho other
old time trackmen. It is freely pre
dicted that somo new track records
will bo set in tomorrow's events, as
Tom Hollinger's string Welcome
Boy, Harold D., and the runner Sea
bolt arrived from Honolulu on Tues
day morning by the Claudlne, and in
spito of a rather rough trip arrived fn
fine condition, and havo been show
ing somo fine qualities at the track.
Harold D. is a new ono on Maui, and
Is attracting much attention. Jack
Gibson and Caleb Leonard havo tho
horses in charge.
Dan Carey, who will handle the
reins over Angus McPhee's Donervo
in tho free-for-all against Welcome
Boy and Maui Boy, isn't saying much
but what little ho does say Is indlca
tlyo of full confidence In his favorite's
repeating tho results of tho last
Fourth of July.
There Is no question that the string
of horses which havo entered, and
which will como in tho various post
entry events, will bo tho finest that
has over graced tho Kahulul track.
Tho cow-boy sports events, which
will pulled off In tho afternoon, fol
lowing the horses races, are also cer
tain to be a great success. Angus
McPhco has been almost swamped by
applicants of cowboys who want to try
for tho prizes for broncho busting,
steer-riding, roping, branding, etc. The
big feature, of course, in this connec
tion, will bo tho roping contest be
tween McPhco and Eben Low, both
one-armed ropers of tho old school,
who will try their skill for a purse
of $250, and for the horso, saddle,
bridle, ropo, spurs, and hat, of their
Tho races aro scheduled to begin
promptly at 9 o'clock in tho morning
and the day will probably not bo fin
ished until well along In the afternoon.
Bring Funny Answers
Examinations always bring out a
lot of funny answers, Hero aro a few
that camo out at tho recent school
examinations on Maul:
Questions. What is tho most effi
cient way of disposing of dirt in tho
Answer. The most efficient way of
disposing of dirt in tho school room
is by sweeping tho dirt into small
piles In tho corners, and after that
tho school should bo mobbed.
Question. Name six current events
you havo studied in class and writo
about ono of them,
Answer. Tho six current events I
havo studied aro: Tho Sinking of tho
Lusltania, Tho Sinking of F-4, Death
of Booker T. Washington, President
Wilson's Marriage, The Wireless Tele
phone, Temperature at North and
South Poles, and tho word Gruesome.
And this is what vas written upon
tho last subject:
Tho teacher said, "Willie, give mo
a sentence with tho word gruesome in
Willlo said, "Tho soldier stopped
shaving and gruesomo whiskers."
Will Test New Auto
Ordinance In Court
Owners Object To Fee Required For
Re-Examination of Chauffeurs.
Other Points Also Questioned.
How much of the new automobile
ordinance will hold water, and how
much more of it will have no real ef
fect for another year aro matters that
are tho subject of a good deal of spe
culation among car owners on Maul
at the present time. That tho act Is
to be tested through tho courts on
tho clause requiring all drivers of cars
to submit to re-examination as to their
qualifications, at a cost of ?4, is an
nounced by D. H. Case, who contends
that the county has no right to make
such requirement, or at least to charge
for It. Mr. Case holds that If the
county can rcquiro chauffeurs to bo re
examined and another fee collected for
same .that there will bo nothing to
prevent tho county's repeating the
process whenever it sec3 fit or needs
Another point on which many
owners are taking a stand, is Jn the
matter of registering cars. Tho new
law requires that all cars must be
registered annually between tho 15th
and 31st of December of each year.
Tho sheriff's office has been busy for
the past two weeks making such re
gistrations, but inasmuch as tho now
law does not go into effect until to
morrow (January 1), it is claimed by
many that it cannot bo invoked prior
to that time, and consequently such
registration cannot bo legally made
until December 1916.
Registration under tho present
ordinance is good until January 1,
1916. It Is understood that tho ques
tions aro to bo carried to tho supreme
court with as little delay as possible.
Reinhardt Case Now
To Be Tried On Merits
HONOLULU, Dec. 29. Charles
Helnhardt, of Haua, Maul, was injured
by falling into a washout on a public
road in tho liana district, some
months ago, and sued the Valley Island
County for damages, claiming that his
Injuries had como about because of
tho negligence shown by tho Maui
county authorities in tho proper up
keep of tho roads on tho island.
Tho county demurred to tho com
plaint in tho suit for damages and Cir
cuit JudKO IUlings overruled tho do
murrer, whereupon the case was
brought to tho supreme court on ex
ception. An opinion, written by Chief
Justice Robertson and concurred in by
Associate Whitney, tho latter sitting
in placo of Associate Justice Quarles,
now absent in tho mainland, handed
down yesterday, overruled the excep
tions of tho defendant county.
Tho caso will now proceed to trial
on its merits in tho circuit court at
The caso was argued before tllo
supremo court by D. II. Case, repre
senting tho plaintiff and by County
Attorney Bcvins who represented tho
READY FOR GYM DANCE.
Tho improvements in tho Gymna
sium havo Just been completed and
everything is in readiness for tho an
nual New Year's Night Dance. Those
alterations havo not only mado tho
building a hotter placo in which to
enjoy dancing and tho usual gamos
but they havo mado a marked im
provement in tho appoaranco of tho
Interior of tho building.
London Hears Report To That Effect. Belligerents
Again At It In Western Zone. Bitter
Weather Hampers Armies.
HONOLULU, December 31. Sugar, $91.60. - '
WASHINGTON, December 31. Washington has received dis
quieting reports from Vienna. London advised of back-down. Ameri
cans cannot leave Austria without credentials because Germany refuses
to vise any passports.
Reply to second note on Ancona, is said to be a practical surrender.
Subniarinc captain will be punished for crime.
Three of the war plotters have agreed to surrender. Congressman
Buchannan is undecided as to his course.
HONOLULU, December 31. Queen has asked to dismiss action
over her property. She disapproves of suit brought to brCak deed of
trust. She says Kuhio had no authority. Discontinuance and motion
to quash filed yestel'day by Judge Perry.
Miss Spring and Dr. Pcdcn, who ran over and fatally injured Mrs.
Wm. Moore, on the Pali, road, have been freed .
LOS ANGELES, December 31. Mathew Schmidt declared guilty
of murder in first degree. Two ballots taken. Schmidt and sister are
apparcntly unmoved by findings. Attorneys say case is to be carried to
highest courts. Tveitmoc vows Los Angeles shall pay dearly for deci
sion against the McNamara murder gang.
GALVESTON, December 31. Typhus siege of fever rages in
Mexican capital. 315 deaths occurred this month, and 1500 new
BERLIN, December 31. Holiday greetings were sent out by
Kaiser to his personal friends on autographed photographs.
Officially announced herc last night imperial government has de
cided to recognize the Carranza government.
More than 7000 Austrian and German prisoners have died of poor
food and sanitation in Serbian prison camps.
LONDON, December 31. Reported herc that Kaiser is suffering
General trades council, representing all societies affiliated with
labor union of Great Britain, will convene January 6 to consider govern
ment bill providing for conscription.
Gen. Sarrail, in command of Allies forces in Saloniki, finally has
adopted measures to eliminate official rcprcsentatve of central powers
from within lines of Allies in Greece.
ALBANY, December 31. Warden Osbom walked" out of his
office and Dr. G. B. Kirchwey, former dean of Columbia University
Law School, took charge as acting warden.
St. PAUL, December 31. Gov. Hammond, of Minnesota, dropped
dead near Baton Rouge, La., yesterday.
HONOLULU, December 30. Two soldiers of the 25th Infantry
have cutting bout today. Private Johnson stabbed Private Leonard
Good chances for recovery.
CHICAGO, December 30. Prohibition men getting ready for big
campaign. National League meets in this city to discuss possible nomi
nees for president in 1916.
Ex-Gove'nor Haley, of Indiana; Ex-Governor Sulzer, of New
York; former Congressman from Alabama; Ex-Governor Foss, of
LONDON, December 30. Report from eastern arena lead experts
to believe heavy battle in vicinity of Bukowina. Unofficial announce
ment from other sources say Germans futilcly attacked. German posi
tions on Lake Babit Russians threatening Mitau. Situation in Mace
donia quiet. Allies think Germans lack troops for invasion. After
days of ferocious fighting in Vosges section, French claim success
ful advance on Hartmannsweilcrkopf. Success is partially admitted
in Berlin announcements.
BERLIN, December 30. Heavy fighting today in Vosges. Ger
mans recaptured positions near Hartmannsweilcrkopf. Further tb
northwest British made a surprise attack near Lill but assault failed.
LOS ANGELES, Lecember 30. Sunny California is enveloped
in snow. At dawn this morning citrus trees were covered with white
mantle. Temperature now at freezing but no damage is believed to be
done to fruit.
SPOKANE, December 30. Temperature of zero and below re
ported from all points of Idaho, Montana, and Washington.
TOKIO, December 30. Japan decides on attitude to rebels in
China. Cabinet holds meeting at bed-side of sick premier. Result of
conference kept secret.
HONOLULU, December 30. Hans Reichelt, assistant bookkeep
er of the Lihue Plantation Company, Kauai, has been arrested charged
with having embezzled funds, estimated at $14,000 during the past six
jears. He covered his peculations by padding the payroll.
HONOLULU, December 30. Coroner's verdict places no blame
for automobile tragedy in which Mrs. Moore was killed. The defend
ants were excused from testifying. Whether case will be taken before
grand jury has not yet been determined.
Whitehouse has quit as city engineer, to become the consulting
expert of the supervisors. Horner was only member to oppose program.
A. C. Wheeler will officially inspect Hilo wharf road.
NEW YORK, December 30. Warrants are issued for the muni
tions plant labor plotters. Four leaders of the latest conspiracy to
foment strikes to cripple American industries, have refused to sur
render. Lamar and others have given bond. Was reported that Capt.
von Rintelcn had been sent from Londpn to the United States, but he
is now reported to be in tower of London awaiting executing for espion
age. German government has refused to liberate Dr. Belaud, former
postmaster-general of Canada, who was captured in the fall of Antwerp,
but has offered to exchange him for von Rintelen.
WASHINGTON, December 13. New proposals from Germany
for settlement of the claims of the United States for loss nf lives nf
Americans on Lusitania, are expected here next week from Berlin.
Germany intimates anxiety to settle outstanding question.