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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY. JANUARY 21, 191f.
Lights Go Out And
Water Supply Fails
(Continued from rage 1.)
nbly 18 persons who wore caught in
. , i ii i.t r ii
ioe nouses on inc upper siuc ui uie
roadway. Dy nionns of a rope tied
to bis waist, Welch made a number
j of trips into the raping water, and was
hauled back by his companions when
' he had secured hold of the struggling
( A little later, under the direction
: of Shvriff Crowell and Angus Mcrhee,
: the police and a number of trusties
from the county Jnll, found four Japa
: nese women and two Filipino men in
a wrecked collage, which had lodged
against a big monkey-pral tree just
below the street line, and a short time
later, after much effort, rescued a Fi
lipino woman named Marquez, who
was caught at one side of the same
building In a mass of debris. The wo
man had been held by timbers across
nor legs, and it was with considerable
difficulty that she was finally released
At the same time, and from within
a few feet of her, the dead body of
Theodoro Marquez was recovered.
The man had been pinioned against
the side of the building, in a upright
position, and his skull crushed by a
heavy wagon thrown up by the water.
Crushed To Death.
The Japanese, Suyetaki Jitsu, who
was a Huddhist priest, was also crush
ed to death in the debris near this
point. He had been warned of his
danger by some Japanese women who
managed to escape, but he ignored the
suggestion, and a few seconds later
he was caught in a tangle of wreck
age and Instantly killed.
Spanish Family Tragedies.
The two Spanish families, Madronar
and Fernandez, which lived . in plan
tation houses In the valley, a short
distance above the reservoir, lost
father and mother in each case. Both
families had been warned. No one
saw this accident, and a light was still
burning in the house some time later
before the water had swept it away.
In the case of the Fernandez, three of
their children remained with a neigh
bor the night before, and thus escaped
thp fate of their parents and baby
brother. Antonio Ramon, 10-year old
son of the Ramon or Madronar family,
was also away from home during the
night,' and thus escaped.
Chinaman's Narrow Escape..
Chung Duck, a Chinese employed
on the Kalua place In the valley, was
rescued from a tree In which he had
taken refuge, after a great deal of dif
ficulty. The man was almost help
less from, exposure and fright. After
many efforts a light line was thrown
to him while he managed to make
fast, by which Charlie Rose, the plan
tation policeman, was able to cross
the raging torrent. Rose had a hard
struggle In getting across, being
washed beneath some tree roots. The
Chinaman was so nearly helpless, that
it was necessa-y to send for a tackle,
?y which he was finally drawn to
Deputy Sheriff Lsses House.
Deputy Sheriff Ferreira, who owned
a cosy home up the vr.lley, was awak
ened when the water was In his
house. Taking his eight-year-old boy
o n his back, and followed by his wife,
. he managed to struggle to safety, and
a few minutes later the house was
swept away. He lost everything.
' Many other families had similar
experiences, losing -all their earthly
belongings, including pigs, chickens,
and other live stock.
Furniture and other personal be
longings of all descriptions, was scat
tered along the course of the stream
to Its mouth, and Is now being col
lected. Some complaints have been
heard of looting, and Sheriff Crowell
has a number of persons under sus
picion of this crime. In a number of
instances it is claimed, trunks were
broken opeu and their contents rifled.
.A good many valuables have been re
covered and turned over to the police
or to the owners. A number of pock
et books containing money have thus
been turned in.
It Is estimated that in the neigh
borhood of 250 persons have been
rendered homeless by the flood in Iao
Valley. Detween 50 and 75 houses of
all kinds were destroyed. Most of
these were small and of little money
v due, but represented In many in
stances, all their owners had in the
Most of the victims made their es
. i ape with almost no clothing. These
were supplied in some cases by friends
but 200 or more were supplied
through the Maui Drygoods and GrO'
eery oCmpany, which at once came to
the front in matter of relief. The
county supervisors Wednesday night,
appropriated $2500 to be spent for
Water B"pply Cut Off.
By the? shifting of the stream bed
to the other side of tho valley, the
intake of the pipe line supplying Wat
luku and Kahului with water, was left
dry, und about r(iO feet from a source
of Hiipply. On this account he small
supply in the reservoir was consciv
ed bj tutting oil the supply to both
towns on Tuesday. Wednesday and a
part of Thursday, except three limes
a day when it was turned on for a
hour to supply residents with drink
ing water. Through fast work on the
part of the County Engineer, in co
operation with the Kahului Railroad
Company, the road up the valley was
cleared of fallen trees Rnd land slides,
and lumber rushed up, from which
a "V" flume was built, and on Thurs
day, the supply was reestablished.
The repairs are but temporary, how
ever, and another (lood is likely to put
the system out of commission again.
Telephone System Hard Hit.
The terrific wind which accom
panied the storm did the most damage
in many sections. The telephone
system was demoralized all over the
island on Tuesday, and It may be sev
eral days yet before Lahaina and lia
na districts are again brought into
telephonic communication with the
rest of the island. The I'aia lines
were down on Tuesday in a number
of places, owing to falling trees, but
this damage was quickly repaired. Be
cause the road has been impasable,
it has been impossible to reach the
trouble on the Lahaina line, but the
company hopes to have repairs made
Wind Damage At Haiku.
In the homestead district about Hai
ku, the wind on Monday night did
considerable damage, dozens of barns
and other out buildings being over
turned or demolished.
Lights Off Two Days.
Owing to the general mixup of tele
phone and electric light wires on ac
count of the storm, Wailuku and Ka
hului were without light or power
from Tuesday morning. until Thursday
afternoon about. 2 o'clock. The Island
Electric Company's power plant suf
fered no damage, but wires were
broken down in many places, making
it dangerous to life to operate the
Tidal Wave Rumor.
Through a report, said to have been
spread by the American-Hawaiian
steamer Fanama, in Kahului harbor to
the effect that a tidal wave was head
ed for that part of tho coast, the har
bor town was much disturbed on Wed
nesday evening, and many residents
lost no time in hunting higher ground.
Fortunately the report proved Jo be
H. C. & S. Co. Damaged.
The Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Company suffered severe loss in vari
ous sections. Its big flumo which car
ries water from Waihee across Iao
stream, just below Market street, was
washed out. In Kihei section, wind
and water caused considerable dam
age to growing cane and to irrigation
systems. Between Kihei and Fuunene
rushing torrents drowned quite a num
ber of cattle and hogs. In almost
every section of the plantation many
trees were blown down by the gale.
Manager Frank Baldwin stated to
day that the plantation operations
have been badly crippled by the loss
of half a dozen railroad bridges, and
by many flumes and trestles. This isj
particularly true in the Camp 5 and
Kihei sections. Quite a large area
of cane in Kihei has been burned
over preparatory to cutting, and there
Is likely to be considerable loss from
present inability to get it to the mill.
Wailuku Company's Losses.
Fifty thousand dollars may cover
the damage sustained by the Wailuku
Sugar Company, according to Man
ager Penhallow, although this is but
a rough estimate. The big 24-inch
siphon pipe just below the Field place
in Iao Valley was carried out, besides
the railroad bridge near the mill.
Many flumes have been washed out,
in all parts of the plantation, and
much debris carried Into the irriga
tion system. Most of the camps have
suffered to greater or less extent. Be
sides this about 50 acres of cane have
been washed out.
There la nothing much more insldl
oua In the whole net of habit that la
always being wound about us than the
growing claims of certain plecea of fur
niture to be used in certain ways. I do
not mean to advocate a state of dally
Instability in one's surroundings, where
nothing has a place of its own and yon
can never find a buffet or a coalbox
wuen you want it Still, to allow sum
rier and winter to go by without any
proper recognition within the house be
yond stuffing a painted fan In the fire
place and sticking up a few muslin
curtains Is simply miserable. London
Progress. "Where's that hotel that
used to advertise, 'All the Comforts
of Home for One Dollar'?"
"Busted up. The hotel opposite put
up a sign: 'None of the Discomforts of
Home for Two Dollars.'" Boston
Identified. Hinks "Xlinfer in v
know that woma nacross thp street
Shafter "She certainly looks fain
liar. Let mo see. It's my wile's m
dress, niv daughter's hut ml
mother-in-law's parasol sure! it's our
cook: Macon News.
All Part Of Maui
Swept By Big Storm
(Continued from Tag! 1)
Dodge's Strenuous Trip.
Rev. R. B. Dodge, who was in La
haina when the storm broke, walked
back to Wailuku on Wednesday, this
being the only menus by which the
distance could be covered. He reports
the damage to be exceedingly great
in many places.
Damage in Iao Valley.
The damage done by the storm of
ten days ago was completed by this
week's downpour. The remainder of
the bridge below the Field place was
carried out, and the road blocked by
land slides in many places. Many
trees blown down across the road al
so interfered with work of repairing
the damage to the Wailuku-Kahului
Hana Hard Hit.
Mail reports from Hana. indicate
hat the east end of the island suf
fered in common with most other
sections. While the rain was heavy,
he damage there seems to have been
chiefly from the wind. Details of this
are give n in another column, in a Jet
er from a Maul News correspondent.
The Storm At Camp One.
From Kahului through to f'aia,
along the county -road, the wind storm
of Monday and Tuesday did a great
deal of damage to tree?. In the vicin
ity of Camp 1 it is estimated that ot
ess than 25 per cent of 1he algaroba
trees have been uprooted. The road
was blocked by fallen trees in a dozen
places. In some sections entire groves
of large trees have been blown down.
Kahului Under Water.
All of the low lands about Kahului
have been under water most of the
week, though no great damage has
been reported. The road between Ka
hului and Paia was flooded in a num
ber of places, but has been open to
traffic most of the time, fuunene
was cut off from communication by
railroad and county road during Tues
day, on account, of flood water and
trees which had been blown down.
Railroad Service Maintained.
With the exception of a few hour's
delay Tuesday morning, due to trees
blown across the track, the Kahului
Railroad maintained its service on
the main line without interruption.
The company's property was not
materially damaged at any point.
Shoots Off Hand Dies
From Loss of Blood
HANA, January 19. A Japanese
cut at Nahiku while fishing with giant
powder had his hand blown off last
Saturday about noon, also suffering
lacerations over his abdomen and
face. Dr. Lichtenfels was called to
attend the man next day but the case
was a hopeless one. The patient hav
ing bled the greater part of the night
was very weak when the doctor got
there, and succumbed after the
operation of removing the hand.
It was a case of everybody else
knowing of the accident but the doc
tor who should have been notified
first. In this case the man would have
received prompt attention and ore
and would have been alive to tell the
Dr. Lichtenfels is a man that jumps
at the call of duty first and never for
one minute considers "how much you
going to pay." Of late he has been
to the end of Kaupo twice and Keanae
three times in one week and you have
to be some man to beat it. The cases
in question were all indigents and It is
to be seen that the man's heart Is in
tho right place. Any body who has
been to Hana and over the trails
knows this is some feat hard to beat.
MOCINE In Hilo, Hawaii, January
13, 1916. John C. Mocine, of Puueo,
married electrical engineer, man
ager and superintendent, of the Hilo
Electric Light Company, a native of
the t'nited States, sixty-three years.
A MAUI BANKRUPT.
M. Yamashiro, a Japanese merchant
of Kahului, Maui, was adjudicated by
Judge demons yesterday as a volun
tary bankrupt and tho case referred
by the court to C. D. Lufkin of Wai
luku, who is the referee in bank
ruptcy for the Valley Island, for fur
ther disposition. Yamashiro's liabili
ties amount to $9161.63 and his assets
to 13753.50. Advertiser.
A Naval Victory. Tommv Atkins
meeting a full-bearded Irish tar in the
"Pat, when are you going to plai
your whiskers on the reserve list?"
"When you place your tongue on
the civil list," was the" Irish sailor
Noble and the Canal Looks.
Alfred Noble rendered a unique en
(rlneerlng service to the United States
at a critical moment lie prevented it
from making the blunder of building a
sea level canal at tho isthmus.
All the foreign engineers and three
of the American engineers united in n
majority report advising the construc
tion of n sea level cnnnl. Flvo Ameri
can engineers, with Mr. Noble at the
bead, stood out In favor of a lock canal.
We say "Mr. Noble nt the head" be
cause from his long experience In con
nection with the lock nt Snult Ste.
Marie ho was better able tlinn any en
gineer upon the commission to speak
authoritatively with respect to the con
struction and operation of great ship
canal locks. To Alfred Noble's discern
ing wisdom nnd Independent Judgment
and to his willingness to stand in a mi
nority In defense of whnt he believed to
bo right the country owes it todny that
It did not undertake whnt wo now
know would have been the folly of a
sea level canal nt Panama. Engineer
A Providence merchant believed thor
oughly In advertising.
"I get queer answers sometimes,"
said he, "when I ask my customers, ns
I frequently do, what publication they
saw my nd. In.
"As n rule they reply courteously
enough, but sometimes a mnn takes
the question ns an affront One pom
pous old fellow told mo It was none of
my business. Another advised me to
hire a checking clerk. One languid and
nonchalant young mnu referred me to
his valet. But I was worst taken
back by n roughly dressed customer to
whom I put the usual question:
"What magazine, may I ask, did you
see my ad. In?"
"In all of them, sir," ho replied In
dignantly. "Did you think, sir, from
my nppenrnnce, that I rend only one?"
An Expensive Dish.
Caruso, the great Italian singer,
dined nt n private house In London,
nnd he was so pleased with a dish of
macaroni that the conk had sent up to
the table that be insisted on going
down to the kitchen to offer his thanks
In person. Not only did he thnnk the
lady, but he offered her the choice of
a ticket to hear him sing nt Covent
Garden or a song on the spot
The cook, not trusting very much to
the remembering capacity of famous
tenors, said she would hnve the song
on the spot. So Caruso, leaning' against
the kitchen dresser, immediately fa
vored her with "La Donna e Mobile"
in his most brilliant uinnner.
As somebody pointed out after
ward: "Caruso expects at lenst $'2,WO for
a private concert, which makes the
cook's mncnroid the most expensive
dish ever eaten."
Some curious and Interesting astro
nomical phenomena are recorded In
tho old Chinese annals which go back
to a great antiquity. In G87 B. O. a
night Is mentioned without clouds and
without stars. This may perhaps re
fer to a total eclipse of the sun, but
if so the eclipse la not mentioned In
the Chinese list of eclipses. In tho year
111 B. C. It Is stated that tho aun and
moon appeared of a deep red color dur
ing five days, n phenomenon which
caused great terror among the peo
ple. In 71 B. C. It la related that a
star as large as the moon appeared
and was followed in its motion by sev
eral stars of ordinary size. This
probably refers to on unusually large
bolide, or Ore leill. In 8 B. O. a fall
of meteoric stones Is recorded.
The First Gold Certificate.
Piracy on tho Mediterranean caused
the creation of tho first gold certificate,
according to most authentic records.
Rome bought wheat in Egypt while
Egypt had to pay tribute money for
tho maintenance of tho Roman army.
To ship gold Cor these payments was
to tempt the Ingenious pirates who in
fested the eastern Mediterranean. It
was probably some able money lender
who thought of the scheme of having
tho wheat Importer take his gold to
tho Roman bank, which hud a branch
In Alexandria, aud getting certificates,
which the pirates would not dare go
into Alexandria to attempt to cash.
Tho Egyptian tax collector got his cer
tificate from the Alexandria bank and
sent it to Rome, where It was honored.
Wall Street Journal.
A young woman asked the magis
trate for a separation from her hus
band, to whom she was married only
three months ago. She added:
"He la my secoud husband. My first
ta doing time."
"Then this man la not your hua
baud?" asked the magistrate.
"Oh, yes, ho Is," was the reply. "I
was my first husband's second wife,
nis first one la still alive. That is
what ho la doing time for." Exchange.
Artificial flowers were mndo in an
cient times by the Egyptians. In Eu
rope, during the eighteenth century,
when there existed such a crnzo for
porcelain, flowers were mado of this
substance, while the odor of tho reul
flowers was Imitated by the use of
To Open Fruit Jars.
riaco a hot stove lid on top of the
cover for two minutes. The top can bo
easily unscrewed without injury and
may bo used ugaln without fear of the
fruit spoiling. National Magazine.
Knowledge is tho parent of lovej
wisdom, love Itself. Augustus Hare.
Jill the popular books in late or
Wail orders promptly attended to
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"Well, suppose you had ?10 In yout
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