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MAILS NEXT WEEK
(To Arrive and Leave Honolulu)
From Coast: Sierra, 26; Matsonia,
Slilnyo Maru, 27.
For Coast: Great Northern, 25; Ma-
noa. 27; Makura, 2; Korea Maru, 3.
From Orient: Korea Maru, 3.
For Orient: Shlnyo Mara, 27.
From Australia: Sonoma, 13.
For Australia: Ventura, 19.
LATEST 8UGAR QUOTATIONS
per lb. per ton
Today's quotation 6.05 101.00
Last previous price 5.33 106.60
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1917.
Edings Refuses To
Have Case Reopened
Court Finds Kealokaa Knew Facts
When Suit Was Settled Will Ap
peal To Supreme Court
Alter hearing testimony on the peti
tion to reopen the case of J. W. Amb
rose vs. Kealokaa, Judge Edings last
Saturday denied the motion. E. U.
Bevlns, attorney for Kealokaa, noted
orniinm nnd ntntes his Intention of
carrying the cose to the supreme
The case Is the one settled by agree
ment out of court, and which the de
fendant now claims was settled by
Eugene Murphy, his then attorney,
without his knowledge of the true
facts In the matter. W. O. Smith, a
witness In the case on Saturday, who
had had a part in the settlement, the
IiiBhop Estate being interested in the
matter, testified that Kealokaa was
Informed of the basis of settlement,
and had agreed to it at the time.
Plan For New High School
Abandoned For Present
That the building of a new high
school building from privately sub
scribed funds, has been abandoned or
at least Indefinitely deferred, is in
dicated by the call for tenders made
this week for the construction of a
new three-room teachers cottage for
the government school at Hamakua
poko. The building of this cottage had
been abandoned because it was ex
pected that the present high school
building would be used for the purp
ose. It is stated that the supervisors at
their last meeting, were Informed that
the proposed donation of a new high
school building cannot now be depend
ed upon. Hence the call for bids for
the teachers' cottage which, has long
been badly needed.
Auto Thieves Tried To
Run Car Over Sea Cliff
Hilo, Feb. 19 With the intention of
winding up their joy ride by driving
the stolen automobile over a pali in
to the sea, five young men of Kona,
last Wednehday, were forced to aban
don their attempt because the mach
ine became stalled near the edge of
the cliff, where it was deserted.
The car was stolen from the gar
age, where it was kept, by five young
men, four of them Hawallans and one
Filipino. The car was the property
of Okomoto, a Japanese, who used it
in the rent business in West Hawaii,
with headquarters at Holualoa.
When the automobile was missed
the police under Sheriff Sam Pua,
quickly rounded up four of the alleged
auto bandits, all of them Hawallans,
and they are now In the Kailua jail.
They are Kaale, Araina, Kolio and
George Kaae. They are being held
for the grand jury under charges of
burglary in the first degree.
FINED FOR CARELESS DRIVING
T. Fujinaka, driver of an auto-truck,
who collided with Isama Morioka, a
pedestrian, at Kahului, several weeks
ago, with the result that the latter
was sent to the hospital for repairs,
was fined $25 in police court on Tues
day, on charge of furious and heedless
driving. The accident happened, it
appears, when Fujinaka attempted to
take the steering wheel from another
Japanese who was learning to drive.
The Maul chamber of commerce Is
holding a special meeting this after
noon for the purpose of considering
such matters of proposed legislation
as affect Maul, and as may be sug
gested for passage by the present
legislature. The chamber will possib
ly consider endorsing some of the
various measures advocated by the
Republican counjy platform adopted
TWO HURT BY DYNAMITE
Kika Matsugi and Sakia K'ichlgoru,
two tunnel men employed by the Ha
waiian Commercial & Sugar Company,
were badly injured last week, when
a charge of dynamite exploded pre
maturely. Matsugi was hurt about the
head and face, and may lose an eye,
while Kichigoru was badly bruised on
the back and left side. Both will
recover, but will be in the hospital for
CHARMING VISITOR LEAVES
Miss Elizabeth Peters, of Portland,
Ore., who for the past several months
has been the charming guest of Mrs.
R. B. Walker, of Kihei, will leave
this week for her home. A very pleas
ant little arty was given at the
Walker home las Friday evening in
her honor. Mlss'Peters has made
many friends on Maui who contemplate-
her departure with sincere regret.
We think It was Mutt who, In
the kindness and simplicity of
his heart, smote Jeff on his bald
spot with a base-ball bat In an
endeavor to kill a mosquito.
With like good Intentions It
was the Walluku fire-department
that at six o'clock this
morning smashed a window in
the Maui News' shop, and put
out the fire that had just been
purposely lighted under the
metal pot of our linotype, with
a stream from the chemical
But, like Mutt and Jeff, we
only sustained a black eye,
which will have entirely disap
peared by our next appearance.
We take this opportunity of
expressing our thanks to the
vigilant members of the fire
department for their zeal in our
behalf, even If we didn't have
a fire, and at the same time
we crave the Indulgence of our
subscribers for any evidences of
the black eye which we may be
unable to conceal In this Issue.
Embezzles And Forges In Effort To
Keep Up Rapid Pace Let Off
With Fine But Can't Raise It
Ernest G. Hammer, book-keeper for
the past year of the Hugh Howell
Engineering Company, pleaded guilty
jn the Walluku District court on Wed
nesday, oi embezzlement or 196.50. He
was fined 125, which he was unable
to raise, and as a consequence he is
serving time in the county Jail. Ham
mer cashed a check of the Maui Agri
cultural ' Company to his employers
and appropriated the proceeds to his
own use, and it was on this charge
that he was arrested last Saturday.
Besides this, however, he is said to
have taken between $300 and 1400
more by Juggling the Company's pay
roll and by forging workmen's names
to pay checks. He was able to make
good all but about $200 by surrender
ing some stock which he had purchas
ed and an automobile which he had
bought on installments of $50 per
It is possible that he will be tried
on charge of forgery. The forged
checks to aggregate of nearly $200,
were cashed by the Pioneer Store.
Hammer is about twenty-five years
of age, and is a German subject. He
was a soldier In the cavalry branch
of the U. S. army, but bought his dis
charge. He was an employee of Hack-
feld & Company before coming to
Maui. Inability to spread his $75
salary to cover $45 board, $50 auto
mobile Installments, joy-rides, good
clothes, etc., were the cause of his
present pllikias. When the bold at
tempt caused comment some time ago,
he explained that he had received a
Monday's Meeting May
Decide About Next Fair
Whether or not Maul will hold a
county fair again next fall, is a mat
ter that will probably be definitely
determined next Monday afternoon.
Notices of the meeting to be held at
the Wailuku Town Hall, at two o'
clock were sent out this week to
members of the general committee of
the last Fair, which Is in process of
closing up its work. A general Invi
tation is also extended to the Maul
public to attend the meeting.
At the meeting it was pretty defin
tely decided to hold a fair in 1917. de
spite the fact that many business men
who had borne the brunt of the last
fair felt that it should be deferred till
1918. Since then, however, the lead
ers among the livestock raisers, who
had been most insistent that no post
ponement be considered, have chang
ed their minds, and it is understood
will now recommend that Maui throw
her energy towards helping make the
proposed territorial fair, to be held in
Honolulu, a big success.
DEATH OF KAMAAINA
Mrs. Modesta Marks Mendes, an old
and well-known resident of Puunene,
died last Monday, February 19, at the
home of her daughter. The funeral
was largely attended, the procession
being led by the Puunene band. In
ternment was in the Puunene Catholic
The deceased was born in St.
George, Madeira, ' on February 13,
1862, and was therefore just past 55
years of age at the time of her death.
She is survived by nine children
John, Manuel, and Frank Marks, of
Wailuku; Joe Marks, of Kahului; An
tone and Domingo Marks, Mrs. Joe K.
Robello, Mrs. Chas. Ah Muck Sang,
and Mrs. Joe Correa, of Puunene.
Alexander House Settlement Hopes
Legislature May Act On Matter-
Employers Ready To Co-Operate
Deciding to postpone action until
after the legislature has had a chance
to consider the matter, the directors
of the Alexander House Settlement
at a meeting held last Friday. disDos-
ed of a proposition of Head Worker
L. R. Mathews for the establishment
of a trade school in connection ith
the Institution. There was much in
terest manifested in the matter, how
ever, and if nothing is done by the
Ieg'slature towards having this need
handled by the public school depart
ment, it is entirely probable that it
will be again taken up by the Settle
Mr. Mathews idea is for a part-time
school for boys who are learning
trades. He had already found a will
IngneBB on the part of many business
concerns to co-operate with such a
school, he stated. The directors were
generally favorable to the suggestion
but believe that the department of
public instruction should meet the
need through its present organization
of the public schools.
Mr. Mathews stated that in Honolu
lu the Y. M. C. A. has for a year or
more been conducting a school for
apprentices on a half-time basis, the
boys working in their various shops
and studying in the school in relays.
The school work is made extremely
practical, but a'lns to start a boy in
such way that he will be able to make
the most of himself in his chosen oc
cupation. The Y. M. C. A., however,
does not believe it should do this
work, it was stated, but does believe
that the public school system should
be broadened to include It.
Maui Banks May Give
Up Federal Charters
For the purpose of considering the
proposlt'jon of reorganizing the First
National Bank of Walluku, the First
National Bank of Pal a, and the La
haina National Bank by surrendering
their federal charters and Incorporat
ing as a single bank tinder the laws
of the territory, a meeting of ' the
shareholders of the several institu
tions has been called for March 31.
C. D. Lufkin, manager of the three
banks, stated this morning that there
are certain advantages to be gained
by the proposed step, among which
will be permission to lend money on
real estate security. The territory will
be the gainer, he further stated, in
the matter of taxes.
Alexander House Girls
Celebrate At Beach
Fifteen girls, members at the "H.
W. Club," an organization of the older
girls in the Alexander House Settle
ment, hiked to the Settlement's beach
house in Kahului on Washington's,
Birthday, taking their lunch and
standing the day. Mrs. Winifred
Weddlck was chaperone. A second
party was held there in the evening
wben members of the Settlement staff
and friends went down lor supper.
This beach house, which is a com
paratively new feature of the Settle
ment, is becoming more popular. In
quiries have been received as to who
may use It. Any of the Settlement's
friends may have the use of this build
Ine UDon aDDlication at Mr. Mathews'
office. The building is equipped with
dressing and shower rooms and a
small klchen where meals may be
MAUI GIRLS HONORED
The following interesting article
shows how keenly alive our girls are
to be selected for honoray positions
in their colleges:
"Maui Girls Named By Class at
"Two Maul girls were named by
members of the sophomore class t
Mills College to serve as officers of
the 1918 organizations. Miss Cleo
Case of Wailuku, Maui, was named
to the secretaryship of the class and
Miss Mabel Wilcox, also of Wailuku,
was elected sergeant-at-arms. Others
elected to official positions were pres
ident, Miss Ellen EasoK of Pasadena;
vice-president, Miss Marjorie Dins
more, Marysville; treasurer, Miss
Elizabeth Treat Thompson, Modesto."
Mr. and Mrs. Tarn Yau, of Maka
wao have announced the engagement
of their daughter Ethel to Mr. A. K.
Jim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ah Hoy,
of Wailuku. Both Miss Tarn Yau and
Mr. Jim are widely known and pop
ular young people of Maui, Mr. Jim be
ing one of the book-keepers of the
First National Bank of Wailuku. The
wedding will occur some time in
Several Injured In
Bad Auto Accident
Paia Man Has Arm Broken Camer
on Says Was Blinded By Other
Jack Hackett, a boiler-maker em
ployed by the Maul Agricultural Com
pany, is in the hospital nursing a
broken arm, five others are suffering
from divers minor cuts and bruises,
and an automobile is in the shon in
badly wrecked condition, as a result of
collision with an electric light pole
about midnight, Wednesday night. The
accident happened at the turn in the
road Just below the Wailuku depot.
Those in the party were F. B
Cameron, of Pala, owner and driver of
the care, William Mangel, George
Lindsay, Chas. Murasky, and Tom
Walker, and Hackett. They claim that
an approaching machine without dim
mers on the lights, so blinded Cam
eron that he could not see to keen the
machine in the road. The car struck
the pole side on, with such force that
the pole was broken. The remark
able feature of the affair, according
to the police, is that no one was killed,
The police state that a thorough in
vestigation will be instituted to fix the
blame for the accident.
Big Island Wants Home
For Girls Who Need It
Hilo, February 17 Following a
busy session of the Juvenile Court
this morning Judge C. K. Quinn spoke
emphatically in support of a proposi
tion that the Hilo Boarding School es
tablish an annex for the education of
girls. Judge Quinn stated that this
was one of the neccessitles which Hi
lo will sometime have to face, not, he
said, an Industrial school, but one
where a girl wilL have at least some
thing of the same chance along pra
tlcal lines In education that the boys
of the Territory now have here at
this splendid school.
Judge Quinn has already taken up
the matter with Mrs. Levi Lyman who
was once a teacher in the Kameha
meha Girl's School, in Honolulu, and
has also had a wide experience in the
Hilo Boarding School. He made the
suggestion for the girl's annex and
Mrs. Lyman is reported to have been
much impressed with the idea and will
be one of the advocates of such an ad
dition to the educational facilities for
It is probably that the Board of
Trade of Hilo will take up the matter
and it is possible that some action will
be taken by Its legislative committee
in seeking at least partial support In
KONA WEATHER BAD
The James Jump party and others
who have been trying the angling on
the Kihei side recently, have not had
luuch success owing to the continued
southerly weather. Jump returned to
Honolulu the latter part of last week
In his fishing launch, Sea Scout. He
did succeed in taking a number of
fine ulua, one of which weighed 52
pounds, and won for him the ulua cup
for the first ulua of the season over
50 pounds In weight.
MAUI VISITOR COMPLIMENTED
Mrs. D. B. Murdock of Maui and
Mrs. Fred Dickson of San FranciSco
were the guests of honor at a tea
given by Mrs. John Guild yesterday af
ternoon. The dining room was like a
spring garden with its large basket
filled with sweet peas, forget-me-nots
and violets. The reception hall and
lanal were very effective with quan
tities of golden coreopsis and bask
ets of feathery green ferns.
Mrs. Erdman Baldwin Doured tea.
Mrs. Wallace Farrington poured cof
fee. Mrs. Ray Allen and Mrs. Doro
thy Guild greeted the guests and Miss
Frances Farrington, Miss Hildred
Church and Miss Helen Church helped
in tne comrort and attention to all.
About 60 friends called during the
Valley Isle Theater, Sold
At Forced Sale For $2750
On a fnrpplnmirA nf mdrino m aaiA
held in front of the Wailuku court
nouse at noon last Monday, the Val
ley Isle Theater was sold to Mrs. Ned
Nicholas nf her hM nf t?7;n Tk
purchaser, by terms of the sale; also
assumes payment of back rent amount
ing to J35. It Is understood that the
theater is to be refininhpri nnri nnonoH
shortly under the management of
Weller & Vasconsellos.
The onlv other bidders im tho nmn.
erty were J. Garcia and C. D. Lufkin.
ine saie was maae to satisfy claims of
the First National Bank of Wailuku
against the nronertv. Mm Nlrhnhiu
and Guy S. Goodness are the owners
or ine iuna on wnich the theater
Stands and held hv the enmnrutinn
HUNGER IN EASTERN
CITIES STARTS RIOTS
Food And Fuel Shortage Grows Serious President
Soon To Ask Congress For Power To Deal With
German Matter Big Army Appropriation
WASHINGTON, February 23 Commissioner of weights and
measures proposes importation of cheap Filipino labor for farms, as a
solution of problem threathening food supply of country. He urges
the creation of a national board of food control with power to regulate
farm labor conditions and distribution of farm products. by railroads.
Believed plans of Wilson anent Central powers will be laid before
COPENHAGEN, February 23 Associated Press hears that the
Bremen was sunk in an Atlantic storm. Deutschland is engaged in sup
plying submarines which are carrying on campaign. At least six sister,
ships are employed in same manner.
WASHINGTON, February 23 Army appropriation carrying
$250,000,000 passed House without roll-call.
NEW YORK, February 23 Toyokichi Lyenage speaking before
World's Court League, declared pin-pricking policy some portions of the
United States is a policy fraught with danger to both Japan and America.
Danger that Japanese will get beyond control of their government.
WASHINGTON, February 23 Leak probe ended in House.
Rules committee found Lawson charges unsubstantiated, and everybody
is cleared. . ' . '
LONDON, February 23 Britisher John Mills sunk. Four badly
injured.. Landed. Two killed. Balance missing.
Food riots reported from Pereus. Mobs looted shops.
INDIANAPOLIS, February 23 Woman) suffrage bill passed
house. Suffrage is to be submitted to vote of people. Gov
ernor to sign message to that effect.
HONOLULU, February 22
expenses of bringing congressional
Election on county bill issue
255 ballots rejected with words "yes" - or "no" instead of cross.
Supreme court will probably be asked to determine question.
Albert Harris has been named
LONDON, February 22 Sir
since February 1 to 18th, 304,000 of allies' and neutral tonnage ba& been
sunk, compared to 223,000 tons unk in corresponding period of Dece
ember, and 198,000 in January. Admiralty has record of fourty en
counters between German submarines and British warships, and of
several submarines captured. The
make public , or the methods used in
German navy minister in Reichstag asserted that results of sub
marine campaign have surpassed expectations. Has reason to believe
that not a single submarine has been lost.
WASHINGTON, February 22
Mississippi as far as Maine, in effort to relieve food shortage in the
east. In New York, Philadelphia and
ed. Situation is acute.
employees rioted last night. One man killed and nine injured. De- ,
monstration followed mass meeting, when crowd marched upon re
finery demanding concessions, with men screaming "foodl" "food!"
Were stopped by police. Negro strike breakers were stoned. One mis
sile struck officer who fired killing man who had thrown stone.
LONDON, February 22 Baron Hazai, Hungarian . minister of
defense, removed from office. Charge that food purchased for govern
ment has being diverted and misapplied, troops thereby suffering greatly.
NEW YORK, February 22
points, one south of Armentieres on
and dugouts ; another was north of Armentieres and south-east ot Ypres,
along front of 500 yards. At Verdun, Berlin reports having taken hill
too, south of Ripont, and driven back allies with heavy losses. British
repulsed by Bulgars in northern Macedonia.
NEW YORK, February 22
of letters, here for rest, says more
fishing and motor boats have been armed and are at sea, watching and
fighting submarines. Each patrol boat is heavily armed, and tows be
hind ten yards of steel netting to foul propellers of submarines. This
auxilliary fleet has accounted for
of the most brilliant pages of the
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 98 decreet
Eva Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial ft Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oabu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company
Kngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oabu Railway ft Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7 per cent Pfd.)
Hilo Railway (Common)
Senate bill introduced providing for
appears to have caned for bonds.
clerk of federal court.
Edward Carson told Commons that
number sunk, it does not care to
Cars have been sent east of the
Chicago, coal and coke being rush
22 Wives of striking sugar refinery
British drove Germans back on two-
650 yards front, capturing prisoners
Alfred Noyes, British poet and man
than 4000 private yachts, whalers,
more than two huderd divers. Is one
M. February 23, 1917.