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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1917.
Magistrate Pali Is
Severe On Gun Men
Filipinos M'xcd Up In Revolver Trou
ble Get Utile Sympathy From La
haiiaJudgo - Policeman Recovers
For the larcency of n revolver be
longing to Captain of Police Kalua
kinJ, of Lahaina, Pedro Alvarez, a Fil
ipino auto driver was on Wednesday
sent to Jail fnr nine months by Dis
trict. Magistral Philip Pali. An
other Filipino named Anahila was
fined 25 for having a revolver In his
The recovery of Kaluakini's gun
was due to a row on the road bet we
Lahaina and the Ilonolua ranch, on
Saturday hist. A. J. Cockett, of the
ranch, returning from Lahaina in his
automobile, had words with the Fil
ipino driver, over the right of way.
After Cockett passed a volley of pistol
shots put his nerves on edge, and
later when the rent service auto was
exarnined'a number of empty revolver
shells were found. One of the Fil
ipino passengers finally confessed, and
in the course of hist confession told
of Alvarez's having sold a revolver
some time previously. The discrip
tion of the gun caused Kaluakini to
investigate, with result that he re
covered his own revolver, lost some
weeks before while riding in Alvarez's
Question Of School
Janitors At Issue
School Cornmiiorier Lindsay Ar.d
Principals Oppose McClusky Who
Would Let Schools Do Own Work
Whether or not the larger schools
of the county which now have the
services of janitors shall continue to
enjoy this luxury, or whether the
. '-cinra and rrls ' whall do their
n sweeping out, is the subject of
nerry little three cornered fight be
ween Supervising Principal William
IcClusky, Schnc-1 Commissioner D. C.
.indsay, and the principals of the
chools that would be effected. The
loard of supervisors is sitting as
eferee in the case. There will prob-
bly be no decision for another month
r two, and in meantime janitors win
i'1'forni their duties as of yore.
Because of the fact that with the
owered tax rate, the fund for school
neidentals. including janitor service,
s likely to be considerably reduced
luring the year,' Principal McClusky
ias suggested to the supervisors that
she janitors now employed be all
Jropped and the money 6aved used to
keep up the supplies needed for the
school throughout the county. A por
tion of the money, Mr. McClusky
would allow however, to the princip
als of the schools to pay students for
doing the janitor work necessary.
Commissioner Lindsay is strenuous
ly opposed to this program. He wants
to keep the janitors, and would go
further and place' these factotums
under control of the school principals,
which they are not at present. Mr.
Lindsav has the cordial backing of
' the m-inciimls. it is saU. A meeting
of the'trtlnMPfls yesterday to discuss
f the. subject, is said to have been
t warm. -;
I The' supervisors have taken a stana
. . . . . . .
of waiting ton, "the school people to
' fight out . tha '.niatter themselves be
fore acting-one way "or. the other. The
matter will prolkvhly come up again
at next month s meting.
H0TrV '.1 t I.tvr
jocKett for iiaymonas
Place On Maui Boards
iComments almost universally ap
pifoving greeted the report received by
wireless on Tuesday or tneai'oo -"
nijent of Pia Cockett to tho .vacancy
' o the board c,f supervisors and ;lso
l on the loan runa board, caused
1 the resignation last month' of -T """J
Hi Raymond. Cockett is ""genially
i Donular. and has the " confider-Ce of
', most classes of Maui people.'." r'fc"
He did not receive his comnlssions
until .Wednesday, and owing ta the
. absence of Judge Kding in flonoHi
lu, he has not been able to qui lif y. As
I a consequence he did not taker his
pi ice In the councils of tht; county
fathers at th.-ir meeting th'la week,
al hough he was present yesterday
familiarizing himself with tbu ropes.
tteola Would BeVClerk
urnes N. K. Keola, who resigned on
tie first of the year as,di juty county
iditor, has announced hirmelf a
ndidate for the place ok clerk of the
nate during the next Hussion of the
gislature. Mr. Keola is well fitted
r the place and hii VVlUl frienas 'lll
ish him success in h " request.
Wooden Policemen Will
Help Other Kind Of Cops
If the board of supervisors
gives its approval, the principal
street and road corners and
crossings will soon be palroled
by "wooden policeman." It was
explained to the chamber of
commerce yesterday that these
policemen will be "all wood,"
and one of them has already
been turned out by Dan Carey.
The driver who passes on the
wrong side of one of these silent
guardians is likely to get into
heck On Reckless
Chamber Wants Traffic Regulations
Enforced Old Officers Re-elected
Fire Engine . Also Gets Scoring
At the annual meeting of the Maui
Chamber of commerce held yesterday
afternoon the old otlicers were all
re-elected with a number of changes
n the board of trustees. The olliceis
are It. A. Wadsworth, president; H.
W. Rice, vicc-pieside.nt; D. H. Case,
secretary; C. D. Lufkin, treasurer.
The trustees besides the oOicers
just named, are II. A. Baldwin, D.
T. Fleming, Dr. W. D. Baldwin, II.
B. Penhallow, R.' A. Drummond, L.
Weinzheimer, W. T. Robinson, Wil
liam Walsh, L. von Tempsky, F. F.
Baldwin, and D. C. Lindsay.
P. W. Alston was voted a member of
Demand for Better Auto Regulation
President Wadsworth initiated a
vigorous protest against what he de
clared was criminal carelesness on the
part of a large number of drivers of
automobiles on Maui. He cited the
fire truck being driven throughout
Kahului at thirty miles an hour with
out apparent cause, of automobiles
whirling around ' corners to fast that
nothing could have prevented an ac
cident had another machine happened
to be coming the other way. He de
clared that he could recall thirteen
accidents which had occured between
the Maul Soda & Ice Works and the
electric power house, all due to care
lessness or drunkenness. He wanted
a new law, If present laws are not
sufficient to stop the trouble.
A general discussion followed in
which some advocated doing away
with the speed regulations in favor of
a law simply prohibiting reckless or
heedless driving. The general opinion
seemed to be that there are plenty of
laws at present, but that they are not
A committee was finally appointed,
composed cf H. W. Rice, C. D. Lufkin,
and William Walsh, which is to study
the matter of better automobile regul
ation, and take such steps as seem
best to have it remedied).
Useless Fire Engine
J. H. Trask, Jr., of the insurance
department of the First National
Bank, voiced a kick against the Wai -
luku fire t epartment. declaring that
the chemical engine, which cost the
county $7030 a few years ago is as
good as ureless in emergency, from
the fact that no one ever seems to be
on hand when an alarm comes in
who can handle the machine. C. D.
Lufkin, D. H. Case, R. A. Drummond.
and others took part in the discussion
which seemed to indicate that there
is little faith in the efficacy of the
fire engine under present conditions.
Tax Rate Reduced By Increase In Values
Maui Property Owners However Will Pay More Taxes Assessments
May Reach $45,000,000
The tax rates for Maul county the
coming year have been fixed at 1.21
percent, according to report made th's
week by Territorial Treasurer Mc
Carthy. This is lower than last year
which had a rate of 1.332; and of l'Jl,
when the rate was 1.44.
But although the rate is lower it
must not be understood that the coun
ty needs, or expects to get less imi
ney in taxes. The rate is based on
last years valuations, and as this
year's assessments will probably be
considerably greater than last, the
Permanent improvements 1-6 of lvr
Interest and,, sinking fund territorial bonds
1909 $101,775.75 $ 3,562.16
1911 180,000.00 7,200.00
1912 '. IGO.OtiO UO 6,400.00
1914 110,088.58 5,603.54
$581,864.31 $22,765.70 $13,926.83
New buildings, repairs and maintenance, janitors' service and
sunnlies. furniture and fixtures, new grounds, Act 132, Laws
School teachers' salaries
Proportion general school fund 18.72
Assessing and collecting taxes
Tax'fcooks and blanks (total
Has Judge Edings
Lightning Rod Up?
Rumor Maui Jurist Has Eye On Fede
ral Bench Two Other Places In
Honolulu Courts Also Vacant
The protracted absence of Circuit
Judge W. S. Edings in Honolulu, tak
en in connection with the general up
heaval i;i judical circles in the Capit
al, has started a large amount of con
juncture and surmise. With a place
on the fed( ral bench vacant, as well
as two seats on the benches of the
first circuit, court, it seems quite like
ly that the Maul judge might have
opportunity to fill one of those places
did he so desire.
From the fact, that Judge Edings
virtually refused an appointment to
the circuit bench in Honolulu when
it was offered a year or more ago,
has led to the belief that he is still
not. a candidate for preferment in that
court, though he might be receptive
in the matter of the federal court
Edings went to Honolulu before
Old Hawaiian Idol
Is Found At Maliko
Interesting Relic Sold By Owner For
Small Price Supposed To Have
Been Washed Down Stream
In the discovery of an old Hawaiian
idol on the beach at Maliko Gulch,
on last Tuesday, Joe Mitchell, police
officer at llamakuapoko brought to
light one of the now exceedingly rare
relics of ancient Hawaii. He sold his
find the following day to J. J. Star,
of Honolulu, an itinerant jewelry
salesman, for ?15. Star later refused
to part with his purchase for less
The image la described as about
two and a half feet in height, made of
koa or aall wood, and in excellent
state of preservation. It is the char
acteristic Hawaiian idol with bowed
legs, and grotesque features. From
marks on the image it is believed
that it had been washed down Maliko
stream from some cave where it had
probably been hidden a century or
Board Of Agriculture
Appoints Maui Inspector
In order to better guard the island
of Maui from the possible introduc
tion of harmful insects from the
mainland, the territorial board of
agriculture and forestry has decided
to have an inspection made of all
fresh fruits and vegetables brought in
by vessels direct from mainland or
foreign ports. Will. J. Cooper has
been appointed inspector and began
his duties this morning with the ar
rival of the Lurline. E. M. Ehrhorn
1 superintendent of entomology for the
, board, came over rrom Honolulu this
morning to get the work properly
! Mr. Ehrhorn and his staff in Ho-
nolulu, aim to intercept as many pests
as possible in imports arriving by that
j port, but the increasing number of
vessels arriving first at Maui ports, or
I having Maui cargo which could not
jbe inspected in Honolulu, has made
the new plan necessary, in the opinion
I of the board
rate should bring in considerably
more money. In f.ict the supervisors
believe that the taxes will amount to
some $50,000 more this year than last
Last year assessenient values of Maul
property amounted to over $37,000.00
This year, it is predicted they will
reach between $40,000,000 and
How It Is Figured
According to Treasurer McCarthy's
figures the problem ia worked out as
,409 $ 185,162.04
collected in 1916) $ 466,012.41
County's Share Of Bonus
Is $1800 For December
According to the report of the
sheriff's department to the
board of supervisors, covering
the month of December, fines
from gamblers amounted to
$1800. The police say that since
the big bonus payments ptioiip;
plantation laborers, gambling In
the camps has been unusually
laiku Farmers Want
Several New Laws
arm Loans Act Most Important
Amendment Propesed For Co-operation
Law Lower Interest Rate
The Haiku Farmers' Association is
backing a number of bills which are
to be presented to the coming legis
lature. The most important of these
is, possibly, a rural credits bill, by
which it will be possible for agricul
turists to obtain long time loans at
advantageous rate of interest, through
the usual banks or trust companies,
but with the territorial government
acting as intermediary.
Another measure has for Its purpose
the reducing of the rate of interest
paid by homesteaders to the govern
ment from eight percent to five per
A third bill would amend the co
operative association laws, passed at
the last session, so as to enable sucn
organizations to purchase their own
stock from members desiring to with
draw; and t.lso making it possible for
such aFsoci.it ions to incorporate at
less expense than at present.
Another Mil seeks to make it legal
to keep rabbits for commercial purp
oses. The present law has a joker in
it so big that the ostensible purpose
of the law is defeated, while at the
same lme the keeping of rabbits for
profit would be illegal. The intention
of the lw evidently was to guara
acalnst possible danger of rabbits be
coming a pest, and so no one ts al
lowed to harbor rabbits in the ter
ritory, except as petal
Kona Brings Rain And
Snow To Maui Districts
The kona storm which has prevail
ed for the past several days has
brought heavy rains quite generally
over the Maui. Wailuku got over an
inch and a half on Wednesday night,
with more both before and after. La
haina and other parts of the south
side of the island got a good soaking.
No damage is reported, though in
central Maui there has been almost
an over supply of rain in some parts
for best cane juices.
Snow on Haleakala
The decidedly chilly weather of the
nast week may be accounted for ly
the cenerous mantle of snow wmcn
has covered the top of the mountain.
The enow is not nearly so low as It
sometimes is. but appears to be in
Farmers' Club Wanted
Baldwin For Supervisor
W. A. Baldwin, manager of the Hai
ku Fruit & Tacking Company, was
unanimously endorsed for appoint
ment to tho vacancy on the poarn or
supervisors at a meeting of the Haiku
Farmers' Association last Saturday
night. The appointment of Pia Cock
ett was made by the Governor on
Tuesday, however, before the com
munication of the association had
time to reach Honolulu.
Tho Haiku homesteaders recom
mended Mr. Baldwin both for the rea
son that thev felt that he would have
made a valuable member of the board
but also for the reason that they be
lieve their section of Maui is entitled
to fuller recognition than it has had
in the past.
In the presence of a goodly number
of relatives and intimate tnemis
Frank Wesley Burns Jr. civil engineer
of llamakuapoko, Maui, and Miss
Pearl Lydia McCarthy, daughter of
Col. and Mrs. Charles J. McCarthy, of
this city, were married at eight-thirty
Tuesday night at the home of the par
ents of the bride. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Father H. Valen
tin, pastor of the Catholic Church of
St. Augustine-by-the-Sea, Waikiki,
assisted by Ilev. Father IgnatiniiH
Fealy, chaplin of the First Field Artil
lery, U. S. A., of Schofield Barracks.
The witness to the wedding were
Caleb Burns and Mi:ss Eileen McCar
thy, respectively brother and sister
of Mr. and Mrs. Burns. Advertiser.
NO HOPE EARLY PEACE
More Severe Than Expected, Say German Diplomats
dermany Says Confident Of Victory Allies
Want Peace League Of Nations After War
WASHINGTON, January 12
lope of early settlement. German
-everc than exixeted. Declare it is
to dismemlicr and crush Germany.
are willing to co-operate with United
of nations to insure peace after war.
the two groups of belligerents. In
atisfaction. W ilson not associated
cnt the Entente through Washington.
President took pity on sufTraget
White House. Invited them to come
HEREIN, January 12 New note
powers will continue the struggle and are confident of victory. Firm
trust in God, until peace guarentees honor, existence and liberty, to de-
velope right to co-operate is solution of the greatest problem of civiliza
PARIS, Tanuary 12 Cardinal
was made public, "If nations knew conditions in Belgium under the Ger
mans the w orld would at once take action."
LONDON, Tanuary 12 Summary of marine disasters issued by
l.loyds places tonnage lost since the
ng December S3,vlO tons. I he
mated at ? 1,000,0(30. Seventeen workmen are missing.
HONOLULU, January 12 Puunui controversy likely to be re
opened tonight. New plan by Homer. Straight road.
rive 01 me mx riiipmos luunu
I . .i. . .- I - i ' r i
SAON FRANCISO, Tanuary
tive Association oppose the saloons as at present conducted. Favors com
.ilete reform or abolition. ' t
HONOLULU, January 12 Treasurer Conkhn urges budget system
lor city and county.
Madame Mellia turns press agent for Peggy Center concert. She
writes letters to the Advertiser.
Former Hawaii men, now at the war front, send Aloha and thanks
for Christmas gifts.
The Endeau plantation, in Malay peninsula, owned by loeul captial,--reports
F. L. Waldcn confirms the report the Northern Pacific not coming
for next carnival. Company says demands made upon it by the coast
trade render trip impossible. Walden adds that the Great Northern is
likely to remain permanently on the
The Japanese soothsayer, who
widow, months before the event, now
advance for six months. They will
WASHINGTON, January 12 Wayne McVeagh, brother of Frank
lin McVeagh and attorney in president Garfields cabinet, is dead.
China expresses sympathy with the spirit which Wilson showed in
his peace note and offers aid.
The Entente reply further states that their object not to be detailed
until final negotiations begin. An evacuation of territory and reparation
as already set forth ,is all the world is told now.
HONOLULU, January 11 Great Northern docked at pier 16.
Agent and captain angry. Not notified until 4 :30 yesterday. Expected
pier 7. I,
Brown of Kauai brings mandamus against school board and Kinney '
for reinstatement in Waimea school.
Democrats generally, including McCandless approve nomination of
Judge Whitney cabled resignation Monday. Will become associate
of Smith, Warren &Sutton. ' '
LONDON, January 11 Six lines of trenches covering Rapasinai
Peninsula captured. Also 1600 Turks. Third, Turkish relief corps de
stroyed. Lloyd George speaking at Guild Hall, said Wilhelm told German
people war must, continue on account of rejected peace offer. That he
did so to drug those they could not longer delude. "We have not reject
ed peace terms and no terms were offered, but a trap was figured," he
said. "W ar is preferable to Prussian domination of Europe."
Warship Cornwall is sunk in Mediteranian. Also sea plane, Carrier
Ben McCree. No. 13 missing.
WSRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 9G degrees
fciwa Tlautation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co......
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company.
Mineral Products Company
Honolu'u Consolidated Oil Company...
Lngcjs Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian P'neapple Company
Oahu Railway &. Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7 per cent Pfd.)
Hilo Railway (Common)
San Carlos -.
Entente peace terms, preclude
diplomats here regard note .
evidence that allies are waging
Allies note declares than Ente.
States in the creation of a leagu.
Protests against assimilation of
America the note is regarded wi''
with the note the central powc
sentinels who were picketing at
in out of the cold. The invitation
sent the neutrals says the central
Mercer, says in private letter which
war started at 4,010,160 tons. Dur-
Canadian car foundry losses are esti
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guiuy ui touinei icuiii icu uuiidis
12 The California Grape Protec-
predicted Wilsons marriage to a
predicts that British will make no
then accomplish a great victory.
M. January l2, 1917.