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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1917.
Will Seek Naval
Recruits On Maui
Attractive Inducement Held Out For
Beys Over 18 Submarine Division
Expected Soon At Lahaina
Maul aspirants for naval life and ex
perience are apparently to have a
chance. The following is from a rec
ruiting officer on the U. S. S. Alert:
"When the third submarine division
arrives at Lahaina next week the
young men of Maui will have an excel
lent opportunity to enlist in the Unit
ed States navy, as the recruiting offi
cer from the U. S. S. Alert will spend
a day or two In Wailuku, when those
interested in the splendid opportunit
ies offered young men in the navy may
avail themselves of a personal inter
view. "The navy today requires young
men (18-30) in all the trades, in which
Hie pay is excellent, in addition to the
other features that go with it such as
an outfit of clothing, medical attention,
mizes (money) for marksmanship,
ravel in foreign countries, education
si advantages that no doubt equal the
v ourses of any polytechnic school in
"A hoy today graduating from high
s-chool at the age of eighteen years,
.nlisting in the navy has probably a
better chance of entering the naval
academy than one who waits for an
lppointmcnt. He would have the ap
port unity of two years study in actual
service, and under the tutorship of an
officer who knows the conditions, or
should he des're he would still have
the opportunity of becoming a war
rant officer and obtaining a commis
sion by advancing through the pety
School Garden Is
Good Money Maker
Puuncne Pupils Demonstrate Possibi
lities Xew Scout Troop Organized
News Notes From Puur.ene
Yoshio Kuwada had the painful mis
fortune to fall on the wet ground at
the Puuncne School last week and
break his arm. The Boy Scouts rend
ered good serv'ce in getting him to
the hospital where his fracture was
set by Dr. Sawyer.
The 1'uunene Japanese Language
School gave a delightful entertain
men,t on Friday evening, March 9, in
the Puunene Theatre. It showed a
decided tendency on the part of the
Japanese to imitate American fash
ions and they sang American airs,
some of them In the English language.
Acrowded house enthusiastically ap
plauded each performance.
A division of the Boy Scouts had
.been organized in the Puunene school
under the leadership of assistant
teacher, Manuel Joseph. An organi
zation of Campfire Girls- is next in
The pupils have sold produce from
ihe Puunene School garden to the
amount of $32.85 since January 3rd.
Ready sale has been found for all
vegetables raised. The school has
realized at the rate of four hundred to
seven hundred dollars per acre from
the first crop of the various vegetables
produced. It is expected that three
crops w'll be produced on the same
Bround each year. Why "live out of
tin cans" in Hawaii!
Miss Laura Naukana, is substituting
n the Puunene Schoal for Miss Eva
leis who is undergo'.ng hospital treat
ment in Wailuku..
Maui Teacher Objects
To School Statistics
Miss' Rose E. Cook, of Makawao, a
.veil known Maui educator, in a letter
o the Advertiser, has some pertinent
.omments to make on the report of
Superintendent Kinney, of the depart
rient of public instruction, recently
published. , Miss Cook says:
It would appear by Mr. Kinney's
statistics in h;s biennial report based
i.n the examinations that the schools
of the Territory have advanced amaz
ngly in the last three years. It would
he wonderful indeed if there was not
progress, the foundation for it being
!a;d by hard working conscientious
men and women in the previous years.
I wish In justice to these teachers
and past officials to explain, at least
a part that figures tell less than Mr.
Kinney would have us believed and
When the first examinations were
made in 1914 they were an innovation
and the questions were very difficult,
in some' instances quite beyond the
capacity of the grades and very many
f the pupils were bewildered and
frightened, even the best prepared
seeming panic stricken as it were
and the teachers were ove anxious.
Each year since as those making
out the question have become moro
familiar with the work done in the
schools, the questions have been easi
er until last year they were quite
simple. Also the course of study has
been revised and simplified twice
sine 1914, especially has this been
done in geography, grammar and
arithmetic stud'es that proved the
most difficult. Let justice be given
where credit is due.
MACPHEE DEUTCHMANN At Paia,
on Monday evening, March 12. An
gus MacPhee and .Miss Kathrine
Deutchmann. Ceremony performed
by Rev. A. Craig Bowdish.
Many Anglers To
Try Maui Waters
Prominent Colorado Banker And Wife
Latest Arrivals To Enjoy Sport Off
Among big-game fishermen at pres
ent in Hawaii are Harrison Teller and
wife, of Windsor, Colorado. They ar
rived last week. Teller Is a banker
and stock-raiser and an enthusiastic
angler, according to the Advertiser. He
has been a resident of Colorado for
"We came here for the fishing,"
said Teller, "and when I say 'we' I
include my wife, for she is a keen
angler herself. We heard the boys at
Catal'na Island say so much about the
big game fish to be caught in Hawaii
an waters that we decided to come and
give the sport a thorough trial."
The Tellers came here from Cata
lina Island, where they . spent five
weeks, leaving that famous resort be
cause there were no big fish to be
caught there at that season of the
year. The tuna and swordflsh do not
run at Catalina until June. There were
absolutely no albacore at Catalina dur
!ng the visit of the Tellers, and noth
ing but yellow-tail was to be caught.
Teller and his wife were here four
years ago, but did not do any fishing
on account of it being found impossible
to secure a suitable boat.
The visitors will leave for Lahaina
on Wednesday, and after a short stay
at Wailuku will proceed to Kihei,
where they will fish for at least a
week, and. should the fishing be good,
may remain on Maui for a month or
six weeks. The Tellers have engaged
one of Young Brothers' launches for
the Maul trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Charles Miller, of
Salt Lake City, will also go to Maui
on Wednesday with the Tellers and
will fish with them in the waters off
Capt. Kent S. Walker, In command
of James W. Jump's cabin cruiser Sea
Scout, Is an old friend of the Tellers,
hav'ng often taken them fishing at
Catalina Island. Mr. Teller paid a
high tribute to Mr. Juip for the
excellent work he had done in bring
ing game fishing in Hawaii to the at
tention of mainland anglers.
The Tellers had intended proceeding
hence to the Philippine Islands, but
the international situation has chang
ed their plans.
Maui Chamber For
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that conviction will become so after
having g!ven the subject a little care
I believe that all the citizens of this
Territory are not only ready, but
anxious to render such service to our
country as lies within their power. If
no cognizance has been taken of this
matter by the Territorial Senate, the
Maui Chamber of Commerce should
request the Maui Senators to present
a motion to the Territorial Senate en
dorsing Senate Bill S-1695, reported by
Senator Chamberlain, February 10th,
1917,'and the Delegate at Washington
should be requested to acquaint the
United States- Senate with the action
of the Territorial Senate of Hawaii,
favoring this bill.
In representing this matter, I feel
that we should not hesitate to act,
through a feeling that our efforts will
not be effective, as such a message, tf
presented by the Territorial Delegate,
would exert considerable influence on
the United States Senate.
Essential Features Of Senate Bill
1. EVERY MAN at age of 19 shall
be tra'ned in camp or on a naval ves
sel for six months.
EXEPTION First year the Act
goes into effect there shall be only
three months' tra'ning.
EXEMPTIONS Members of Regul
ar Army and Navy, those physically
(unfit, and those supporting dependents.
2. CREDIT to be allowed a person
who has completed elsewhere a course
of military instruction approved by
j the Secretary of War, or the Secretary
of the Navy. Credit to consist of de
duction from the train! g period of
not more than one month for each
year of such approved course; provid
ed, that in no case shall training per
iod bo reduced by such credit to less
than three months.
, 3. NO SUBSTITUTE (Personal or
money will be accepted.
I 4. CERTIFICATES of training to
' 5. DIVISION of United States into
'districts, each to have at least one
I place of training.
I 6. PREFERENCE of those to be
trained as to k'nd of training and time
jof year for training to bo considered
I as far as practicable.
I 7. THOSE TRAINED COMPOSE,
un;il they reach the age of 28, Reserve
Citizen Army and Reserve Citizen
'Navy, and are subject to call in case
, of defensive war or imm'nent danger
i thereof, but not for strike duty.
1 8. OFFICERS to consist pi Regular
Army and Navy officers, detailed for
the purpose, and of officers appointed
from applicants for such appointment
who have had military training and
have passed the prescribed examina
tions. 9. NO LIQUOR OR TOBACCO to
be sold in training camp or on board
March 12 Ah Kura Jim, 21, Chinese,
Wailuku, Ethel Tam Yau, 19 Chin
ese, Makawao. Ceremony by Rev.
March 12 Jose Bani'as, 23, Filipino,
Waikapu, Deonicia Esmanel 21, Fili
pino, Waikapu. Ceremony by Rev.
R. B. Dodge.
Tax Assessor J. H, Kunewa was In
Honolulu on business this week.
Father Justin, of Wailuku ,was a Ho
nolulu visitor last week.
Miss Violet Makee returned this
week from an extended visit on the
A. L. Burdick, the Public Works de
partment representative on Maui, was
a visitor to Honolulu last week.
Capt. and Mrs. R. P. Harbord re
turned last Saturday from Honolulu
where Capt. Harbord was called on
W. E. Devereaux, formerly manager
of th Hana Store, was a passenger to
Honolulu by the Mauna Kea last Fri
C. B. Hall, one of the promoters of
the Stork Savings company, a Maul
concern, left for the coast by the Mat
sonia last week.
A. L. Burdick of the public works
department, was an arriving passen
ger on the Mauna Kea last Sunday
morning. Hawaii Herald.
F. C. Krauss, of the Haiku branch
of the Hawaii experiment station, is
in Honolulu this week in connection
with his bureau.
Miss Irma Wodehouse, of Wailuku,
Maui, accompanied by Mrs. W. S. Chil-
lingworth, of the same Maul town, ar
rived in Hilo on Sunday Inst, bound
for the volcano. Hawaii Herald.
Sheriff Clem Crowell returned home
from Honolulu on Wednesday, after
several weeks in the city where he has
been undergoing treatment for ear
trouble. He is much better.
J. H. Kunewa, tax assessor for Maul
acted as best man at the wedding on
Monday evening, of Lionel R. A. Hart
and Miss Juanita K, Beckly, both of
Honolulu. The marriage took place
at the home of Rev. S. K. Kamaiopili.
W. Leslie West, until recently head
book-keeper of the Wailuku Sugar
Company, has secured the island
rights of the b'g twelve-reel film pro
duction "Civilization," which will pos
sibly be shown in Maui play houses.
He has it in Hilo this week.
Miss Garnie Rosecrans, daughter of
Manager Rosecrans of the Maui Agri
cultural Store at Faia, Maul, joined
the volcano excursion party on the
Mauna Kea last Saturday evening at
Lahaina and came on to Hilo. Hawaii
Hugh Howell, of Kuiaha, returned
fro mHonolulu on Wednesday accom
panied by his young nephew, John
Howell, Jr., of San Francisco, who is
his guest. Mr. Howell went to Hono
lulu to meet his brother, John Howell,
a well-known collector and dealer in
rare books and prints, who arrived by
the Great Northern on a business and
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
HONOLULU, March 15 Hutton appointed, as license inspector
to fill vacancy caused by death of Wm. Fennell, recently.
Hackfeld & Company refuses to sign bonds for German ships in
harbor on advice of counsel, Thompson & Milverton that agreement is
undesirable. Commissioner Wakefield said last night that ships must
now go out of harbor.
WASHINGTON, March 15 Capt. of Algonquin stated he asked
submarine commander for a tow, as stormy weather was threatening.
Commander answered he was too busy.
According to official statements, Gerard told Lansing at conference
that Germany intends going forward with submarine campaign no
matter what the outcome is with United States. All pretense of peace
talk has been abandoned in Berlin.
EL PASO, March 15 Military authorities here announce the ar
rest of Sergt. Alexander Fruchter, a German-born American, of Troop
K, 17th Cavalry, stationed at Fort Bliss, for desertion. Letters and
papers seized are declared to implicate him in a plot against this nation
with Mexico. According to information, Fruchter was authorized to
offer Carranza to raise a regiment of German-Americans to fight
against the United States. Was. to be organized at Chihuahua. Would
be composed mostly of German reservists.
TOKIO, March 15 German raider in Indian Ocean captured by
Japanese and British naval vessels. Is ship of 3000 tons. Is believed
she has sowed torpedoes and mines.
NEW YORK, March 15 Railroad managers have issued appeal to
the patriotism of brotherhoods against rash action at this stage of na
LONDON, March 15 President of the China Mail steamship line
has announced that company plans to increase capital by $10,000,000,
which will be used to buy four of five new steamers.
HONOLULU, March 14 Visiting committee reports no explo
sives found on German ships in harbor, though many places such might
be placed would be impossible to determine without tearing 'ships to
pieces. On the Pommern, bolts holding cover to check-valves in suc
tion could be removed by hand, making it easy to remove cover and
flood ships in about three minutes. Whether this condition was with
intention of scuttling is unknown.
Legislative committee report approves course of harbor board.
Paschoal introduces bill calling for a high school at Hana.
Amendment introduced to raise Johnson's salary to $500 per
month. Given $400.
LONDON, March 14 Advices from Plymouth tell of German
submarine which fired on the Algonquin, an American vessel, at dist
ance of 4000 yards. Twenty shells were not sufficient to sink. Borders
from submarine then placed bombs which blew her up. Crew was
given time to leave. Vessel, owned by American Star Line, was re
cently transferred from British registry. She left London on the 20th
PARIS, March 14 Report Pope will protest submarine warfare.
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS, March 14 Ridge overlooking
Bapaume from northwest regarded .as the British promised land, is in
Haig's hands. British now have advantage of highest ground over
looking famous stronghold and a wide extent of country beyond. Offic
ers believe they can take when ordered.
Orvillers captured last night.
BERLIN, March 14 Teutons repulsed a night attack at Ancre.
Russian mining operations broken up in German raid in Galicia.
Prisoners and materials captured.
WASHINGTON, March 14 Confidential diplomatic report from
Representative Neutraller, from Mexico, passing on way to Europe,
says Germany has strengthened position of Carranza government
through German bank. Legation is guiding virtually entire diplomatic
Chamber Objects To
Handling Of Money
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the members as to how this had hap
pened, and why the Chamber had not
been advised concerning its meeting.
Even the bill for $30,000 for complet
ing the Ollnda reservoir, which le be
ing built under direction of the loan
fund board, is turned over to the pub
lic works superintendent, by the bill.
The 'same thing was found to be
true in connection with the county
building for which $50,000 has been
asked the proposed lao Valley road,
calling for $15,000; a $35,000 item for a
proposed Lahaina court house; and
also a appropriation for a sea wall at
Territorial Road Scheme Pau
From the fact the item for $500,000
for constructing a road through from
Kailua to Nahiku, in the Koolau ditch
country, is introduced as a loan fund
measure, the chamber members in
dulged In a little guessing as to what
had become of the proposed territorial
road bill, which was what the cham
ber had approved for this project
some time ago. As in the other meas
ures, the expenditure of this money,
should the bill carry would be left
the superintendent of public works,
while Maul county would foot the bills
and look pleasant.
County To Build Wharves?
The bill for $10,000 for building the
wharf at Hana also was a puzzle, in
asmuch as it is made a matter that
the county would have to hear the ex
pense of, whereas all wharveB and
landing have long been recognized as
territorial matters in charge of the
There was some discussion regard
ing having a salaried representative
in Honolulu to help the Maui delega
tion in drafting bUls and to keep the
chamber in close touch with what is
going on, but It was generally consid
ered that the same ends might be ac
complished through the delegation it
self. No Action On Fire Arms
The firearms bill now in the legis
lature, w-hich would require that any
one desiring to own a fire arm shall
first get a permit from the sheriff,
was discussed, and its object approv
ed, but no formal action was taken.
HOWELL COMPANY TO
The Hugh Howell Engineering Com
pany has been awarded the contract
for the construction of a 3-room teach'
ers' cottage at Hamakuapoko, the
work to be done In 40 days, at cost
of $2185. Three other bids for the
job were Chas. Savage, $2437, time
45 days; J. A. Aheong, $2250, time 45
days; John Kendall, $2400, time 40
On grounds of non-support, YoshI
Murakami was granted a divorce from
Golchi Murakami, on Thursday.
Sumi Yamashita was granted a di
vorce on Thursday from Sakutaro Ya
mashita, on charge of non-support.
The Maul Industrial accident board
will hold a meeting next Tuesday at
For using profane language to Mrs.
G. Hop, of Pauwela, Kanana Kina was
on Tuesday fined $15 by District Mag
istrate Anjo, in Makawno.
The industrial accident board will
hold its monthly meeting in the Wai
luku district court room next Tues
day morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Claiming non-support, but unable to
prove her contention, Hanayo Koba
yashl was this week refused a divorce
from Chiyosaka Kobayashl, by Judge
The supervisors, last Saturday, ap
pointed Alexander Lindsay, Jr., as
legal adviser for the Maul legislative
delegation, with a salary of $250 for
Ah Hee, a waiter in the Grand Hotel,
was fined $5 by Judge McKay, on Mon
day, for assault and battery on Ah
Young, a fourteen-year old boy. The
defendant claimed the boy called him
a vile name.
The supervisors have agreed to
purchase a Ford automobile for gen
eral use at the Kula sanitarium. The
sum of $25 per month for upkeep of
the superintendent's car is with
The board of supervisors decided at
its meeting last Saturday to grant the
Bum of $25 per month to the Hawaii
promotion committee. It is reported
that the board may later increase this
Twelve Filipinos of Paia were ar
rested last Sunday for gambling. Nine
forfeited bail of $5 each, two were
fined the same amount, and one was
fined $10, by Judge Anjo, of the Maka
wao district court.
Fourteen Hamakuapoko gamblers
were also fined $5 each this week, in
the same court.
The United States submarine tender
Alert, and a submarine flottilla, have
been engaged in practice work in La
haina waters during the week. The
officers are making efforts to recruit
for the navy while about Maul.
Bennie Oh'Ah Ugha, an infant child
of a Span'sh mother, who was picked
up by the Honolulu police two weeks
ago and sent back to Maui, was on
Thursday legally adopted by Mr. and
Mrs. William B. O. Griep, of Kahului.
Yamagata and Mrs. Kida, claimed
by the police to be professional
gamblers, were fined $15 each in the
Makawao district court on Tuesday.
They belong in Paia. A number of
other arrests will probably be made
In connection with the same offense.
At a meeting of the hoard of super
visors of the Hamakuapoko High
School it was decided, definitely to
have a High School dance on March
31. Committees were appointed and
authorized to expend money with the
consent of the chairman.
An oilheater for heating the asphalt
or heavy road oil used in central
Maui, was ordered last week by the
county through Dan Carey, for $1100.
The heater is on wheels, and is used
not only for heating but for distribut
ing the oil on the road surface.
The war picture "Battle Cry of
Peace"which is shown for the last time
on Maul this evening at the Wailuku
Orpheum, is said to be a really re
markable film. It is supposed to im
press the importance of preparedness
for the United States.
A. Fernadez, Jr., of Paia is seeking
to recover $400 from the Lusitania
Society, on account of injuries he al
leges he received a year or more ago
in an automobile accident. The case
is being contested in the second ciruit
August Motiho, an 18-year old Fili
pino boy, who hit John Andrade. a
luna on the Grove Ranch, was fined
$10 in the Makawao district court on
Tuesday, and sent to jail in default
of the amount. The assault occured
following the discharge of the Filipino
An unusually jolly time is anticipat
ed at the St. Patrick's Day dance to
morrow night at the Puunene Club
House. The unique invitations Bent
out indicate that all dancers will be
expected to dress appropriately for
the occasion. It Is understood that
some unique decorating has been
Joe do Rego, jr.,va boy riding a bi
cycle, was run over by Chas. Savage,
driving an automobile, last Tuesday,
and bruised up to some extent. Sav
age had just successfully dodged two
other youngsters on bicycles, when
young do Rego shot out of the drive
way of the Malulani hospital grounds
directly in front of the car.
Inconveniencing The Public
Editor Maul News:
Why are the Inter-Island Steam and
Navigation Company people so close
about expending a few dollars on wire
less messages when by so doing they
might save their patrons no end of
Was it not a fact that passengers
intending to leave Lahaina at mid
night Monday last, had to wait there
till the following evening? (Just fan
cy one of them being booked to leave
by the Sononia next day). Did not the
Mauna Loa leave ahead of the Mauna
Kea's sailing time and was it not
known in Honolulu before 5 p. m. that
the Mauna Kea (or Killauea) would
be delayed many hours?
A dollar spent on a wireless to Maui
would have gone a long way towards
relieving the situation.
Alexander House To
Hold Big Carnival
Plan Taking Shape For Several Days
Of Vigorous Advertising Of Maui's
Broad Gage Organization
Honolul has had its carnival, and
now Wailuku Is to have its turn at
carnival making. At least thlB is the
plan now under consideration by the
directors of the Alexander House
Settlement. Details have not been
worked out as yet, but it is practically
sure that some time next June there
will be several days of celebration in
Wailuku, with the Settlement as the
center, that will make people sit up
and take notice.
The idea is to give a big demonstra
tion of what the Settlement idea real
ly stands for in Maul, and to let people
have an opportunity or seeing some
thing of the results of Its. work. To
this end there will probably be an
athletic tournament, kindergarten ex
ercises, gymnasium exhibitions, and of
course the Boy Scouts will demon
It is hoped to have committees well
organ'.ed within the next week or so,
after which there will be some ener
getic hustling to insure the success of
Rice Industry Now
Need For Keeping It Alive Pointed
Out Feed Prices Advancing .
Vegetables All In Big Demand
There has been no change in the
market for Island butter or eggs dur
ing the past week. There was fairly
good demand for eggs at 40 and 43c.
The poultry market is practically bare
at the present time, and shipments,
during the next few days, should meet
with a ready sale.
All green vegetables such as string
beans, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes and
cucumber are now in great demand at
exceptionally high prices.
The price of rice has dropped a little
due to the exceptionally low price of
California Japan seed rice being im
ported. It is safe to say, that unless
some assistance is given the rice grow
ers in the near future, that the rice
industry, which was at one time the ,
second largest in the islands, will soon
disappear, and the owners of , rice
lands, most of whom receive abnorm
ally high rental at present, would be
hard pressed to find a substitute crop.
With the passing of the rice industry,
will go one of Hawaii's's chief food
assets which would be greatly missed
in case the Islands should be thrown
on its own resources to feed the popu
lation for even a short time. It Is up
to the people of this territory to en- "
courage the rice industry here even If
it does cost a few cents more than
what they can buy California rice for.
Remember that there may come a
time when it would be impossible to '
get rice from outside sources. The
knowledge that there was a good sup-,
ply of this staple on hand in such an
emergency would certainly be com
forting. The Division has on hand a large t
supply of very good pumpkins which
it is selling at two and two and a half
cents a pound. As there is very little
canned pumpkin in the market, this
shoufd move rapidly at this low price.
The Division is in very good condi
tion at the present time, and able to
handle larger quantities of all kinds of
produce and meats.
Feed prices have advanced again.
A. T. LONGLEY.
Honolulu, March 12, 1917.
Good For Next Year
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trouble in the future in keeping up "
her yield. Maui will do better than
for the past two years, for new plant
ings amounting in all to several hund
red acres, now beginning to como into
bearing. Also from the fact that there
is stUI a good deal of virgin pineapple
tana on Maui it is possible that Oils
island may in a few years be the lead
er in pineapple output for the group.
The Haiku district is now about re
covered from the disastrous rainy
season or 1914 which killed large areas
of plants, and next year should be
packing a yield well up previous
Development East Of Haiku
The Haiku Fruit & Packing Com
pany had made extensjve develop
ment of new lands some five miles
east of its cannery, in the Ulumalu
section, most of this will come into
bearing in 1918. Homesteaders and
others have planted a total of 150 to
Mi) acres also In this vicinity.
it is probable that the Dack from
all Maul for this year will be some
where around 300,000 cases, of which
the Haiku Fruit & Packing Comnar.y
will put up about two-thirds. ,
FURTADO TO HAVE CHARGE
OF ALL MAKAXAArt piicxoir-r
; An important change in handling
the road work of Makawao has been
made in the combining of east and west
Makawao under one overseer. Alfred
Furtado. who has been overseer of
west Makawao, is put in charge of the
whole district, with salary of $120
per month, and a $20 allowance for
expenses. The change takes effect
April 1. Kalunanui. who has hereto
fore had c harge of all the district east
of, and including Taia and Makawao,
is out. The matter was decided upon
by the supervisors at their meeting