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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1917.
Hana Assault Case
On Tried By Jury
Good Progress Made In Clearing
Calendar Jury Will Finish In
Few Days List Of Cases To Be
In the 2nd circuit court today the
case of H. Palakiko and David Ta
lakiko for assault and battery on Mrs.
Kokooltalani is being tried before a
jury. The case will probably occupy
the entire day.- It is on appeal from
the Wailuku District Court where each
of the defendants were fined $15.
The case attracted a Rood deal of at
tention in ihe Hana district where all
the parties live, over the fact that H.
E. Palakiko is the local district magis
trate. The pilikia arose over posses
sion of a piece of land.
This case will wind up the criminal
jury calendar. Next week the civil
jury docket will probably be disposed
of in a day or two, following wheh
the jury waived cases will be taken
Other cases before the court this
week were as follow:
Convicted Of Lesser Crime
Kim Pong Gi, charged with rape,
was convicted by a jury with the
crime of fornication, and on such con
viction sentenced to serve three
months in jail. The case was tried
on Monday, the defendant being re
presented by V. F. Crockett. The
Japanese woman of Puunene, who
claimed to be the victim of the alleg
ed assault, it was contended by the
defense, was in such close proximity
to other workers in the field that she
could have easily made herself heard
had she called for help. Hence the
Must Provide For Child
Joe Gomes, convicted of bastardy,
was required by Judge Edings to pay
$5 per month towards the support of
the child and to file bond in sum of
$200 for the performance of the re
quirement. The child is ten months
old, and the payments must continue
till it is 14 years of ages. Kalani Ka
hulclio, of Waihee is the mother of
the child who made the complaint.
Ah Fat, selling intoxicating liquors
without a license; on appeal from
Makawao; appeal withdrawn.
Leon Fong, larceny 2nd degree; ap
peal from Wailuku. Nolle pros.
Inamas, et al. Gaming with dice;
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Kahului Cases Are
Not To Be Appealed
Insurance Company To Abide By Rul
ing Of Accident Board Stand
Ready To Settle Death Claims
According To Law
Notice was served by the Employ
ers' Liability Insurance Corporation,
Ltd., of London, on the Maui industrial
accident board, that it will not appeal
to the courts from the flindings of the
board last week, in the two Kahului
death claims. One of these cases was
that arisng from the death of Kuma
gichi Akiyama, a driver for J. Onishi,
who was thrown from, his wagon anrt
his skull crushed on the road between
Kahului and Puunene. The other
was that of Tomiki Urata, an order
man or clerk of the Japanese Mercan
tile Company, who was killed in a
collision between the bicycle he was
riding and an automobile.
Each of these was investigated by
an arbitration committee, and later
reviewed by the accident board an
the Instance of the insurance company
The dependents in each instance con
sisit. of a widow and one child, who
will receive under the law 50 percent
of the wages of the deceased for a
period of 312 weeks unless the widow
remarries. Each child is entitled to
compensation until 16 years of age, or
if still dependent at that age, until 18.
BARTER MARTIN NUPTIALS
At the home of W. A. Baldwin, on
Saturday evening, will occur the mar
riage of Miss Mae M. Martin to Mr.
Clarence E. Barter. The wedding will
be a small one, only a few of the inti
mate friends of the young people be
ing present. The ceremony will be
performed by the Rev. A. Craig Bowd
ish, of the Paia Union Church, and the
attendants will be Miss Irene Aiken,
of Kahului, herself a coming bride,
and Mr. Frederick A. Edgecomb, of
Both Miss Martin and Mr. Barter
are well known and popular among a
wide circle of friends on Maui, the
bride-to-be being a number of the fac
ulty at the Maunaolu Seminary, and
Mr. Barter being superintendent of
the Haiku Fruit & Packing Company.
The young couple will go to house
keeping very shortly in the former C.
G. While house in liaiku.
Players Practicing Hard
For Big St. Louis Game
The Maul All-Star team which is to
meet the crack St. Louis College nine
in 3 games on the Wailuku grounds
on the 7th, 8th, and 9th, has been do
ing some vigorous practicing during
the past week. Although none of the
boys have played any real games for
months, they are rapidly getting Into
shape and will doubtless be able to
give a good account of themselves.
The line-up of the team will not be
decided upon for some days yet.
Basket Ball Also
Maul basket ball enthusiasts will
have an opportunity of seeing the two
Vredcnb'urg brothers and Lam Wing
in action in the basket ball game to
be played at the Alexander House
gymnasium against the gym team.
The St. Louis quintet at present holds
the inter-scholastlc championship of
Hawaii. The basket ball game will be
played on Saturday night, and will be
followed by a dance.
Music Club Studies
Beethoven and his music formed the
motif of the monthly meeting of the
Maui Music Club, which was enteruin
end yesterday afternoon by Mrs. W.
S. Nicoll, of Haraakuapoko. ' Tlfe
meeting was well attended and the
program was much enjoyed by all pes
ont. It was as follows:
1. "Life of Beethoven," Miss Heus
ner. 2. Piano Duet "Minuet in G," Mrs.
H. W. Baldwin, Mrs. Sloggett.
3. "Beethoven's Work and Style,"
4. Song "Ich Liebe Dich," Beeth
oven, Mrs. Fitzgerald.
5: PUino Solo. Sonata: "Moon
light" 3 Movements, Miss Hoffman.
b. Song "Knowest thou the Land,
7. Trio Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Field
and Mrs. Jones.
8. Reading of Quotations on Beeth
oven, by the Club.
9. Piano Solo. Sonata: "Appasion
ata In F minor," First Movement, Mrs.
CONVICTED OF FALSE BRANDING
Antone Mendosa, of Kula, charged in
the Makawao district court with hav
ing branded a calf belonging to the
Krehwon Ranch with his own brand,
was convicted after trial last Friday.
He was sentenced by District Magis
trate Anjo to pay a fine of $100. The
case has been appealed to the 2nd
County Fair By-Laws
Ready For Adoption
Fee $10 For Men, $5 For Women
Dues $1 Per Year Careful Work
Has Produced Model Rules, Is Be
lievedMeeting Next Week
When the general meeting of citiz
ens interested in the formation of a
permanent county fair association is
held next Thursday, April 5, it will
have before it to act upon a set of
very carfully drafted constitution and
by-laws. Much time and thought has
been expended upon these rules, and
it is believed that they will be en
dorsed and adopted without material
The committee of 10 appointed at
the meeting held on the 22nd, has held
no less than three fully attended meet
:ngs since that time. On Wednesday
a tew changes were made in the con
stitution and by-laws, but all were of
a minor nature.
The plan of organization is said to
follow out quite closely that of the
Oahu Polo and Racing Association.
The name suggested is "The Maui
County Fair and Racing Association."
It contemplates the inclusion of the
present racing association, the racing
end being henceforth handled through
i standing committee.
The affairs of the organization will
he handled by a board of 9 directors.
This board will correspond to the ex
ecutive committee which handled the
first fair. It will have the appoint
ment of the various committees which
will work under its supervision. It
will select its own officers to serve
from year to year. It also have a
board of trustees to which wljl be en
trusted any property of the associa
tion. Membership Easy
The plan is to have members elect
ed to membership, and an initiation
fee of $10 for men and $5 for women
established. The only dues will be
a fee of $1 per year. As soon as the
association is organized it is the plan
to institute a vigorous canvas for
members, the Idea being to get just
as many persons interested in the
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Hana Slayer Guilty
Of Common Assault
Brutally Killed Companion Of Drunk
en Revel And Caused Death Of
Own Son Jury Verdict Big Sur.
prise Two Years Maximum
After having the case under advise
ment for 4 Vi hours, the Jury in the
case of John Hu Kaill, the Hana murd
erer, brought in a verdict of guilty of
assault and battery at 8:15 o'clock
Kaill, or Hu as he is generally
known, struck down Joseph Puhihale
with a lamp, then beat the unconsci
ous man over the head with the butt
of a rifle, and finally set fire to his own
home and burned the body. Inciden
tally he burned his own 10-year old
son, who was sleeping in the house
at the time, so badly that he died the
following day. The horrible affair
occurred as a climax of a drunken
Christmas orgie of several days.
No one was prepared for such a
verdict. It was generally believed
that the jury would not agree and
must be discharged. It was supposed
that the members were hung on the
question of 2nd degree murder or man
slaughter. Probably no one out side
the jury room seriously thought of an
assault and battery verdict.
Two Years The Maximum
The maximum sentence that may be
imposed for assault and battery ia
imprisonment for 2 years. It may be
anything less than this or only a' fine.
The jury which heard the case and
returned the virdict was composed of
William Bal, Jr., Joseph A. Hannan,
George Lindsay, Edward R. Lindsay,
Thomas B. Linton, Frank A. Miller,
Manuel J. Moura, Albert Kia Nahao-
lelua, J. Robert Paris, A. E. Parmalee,
John S. Pires, and O. J. Whitehead.
In view of the extreme mildness oi
the verdict, it ia interesting to note
that only three of the jurymen have
any Hawaiian blood. Seven are Anglo-Saxon
Americans, and 2 are Portuguese-Americans.
Of the Anglo-
Saxon Americans, three are or nut a
few years residence in the Islands,
Trial Was Quick
There was no time lost in the trial
of Hu. The jury was drawn and ex
amined on Wednesday afternoon and
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Better Than Hoped
Growers Will Receive $22 Per Ton
For No. 1 Fruit-Would Have
Been Higher Under Old Contracts
New Opening List
With the arrival of the printed lists
of opening pineapple prices from the
Coast this week, came confirmation of
the Maui New's announcement of two
weeks ago that prices to growers
with contracts will be considerable
better than had been hoped. In fact
the list shows that the growers will
receive even more than had been figur
ed from the brief cabled reports. In
stead of $21.124 per ton, as then
stated, the price figures out at
This price Is based on the new dif
ferential of .75 which was agreed to a
year ago by most of the growers sup
plying fruit to the Haiku Fruit & Pack
ing Company. Had the old different
ial of 1.25 been in effect stUl the grow
er would now be receiving $23.37
per ton for No. 1 fruit. As it is, how
ever, the price is much better than $16
which was last year s price, or 11.25
which was the price the year before
that. Moreover under the new con
tract the canneries agree not to pay
less than $15 per ton regardless the
price canned goods.
The new prices are as follows:
No. 2 No. 2 No. 10
Extra sliced $2.00 $1.60 $6.00
Standard sliced ... 1.75 1.45 5.50
Broken slices 1.65 1.35 5.00
Extra grated 2.00 1.60 4.75
Standard grated .. 1.75 1.45 4.25
MacDonald To Remain
Till Legislature Can Act
At the request of Superintendent
Kinney, of the department of public
instruction, Principal Clarence A. Mac
Donald, of Lahainaluna School, has
consented to recall his resignation and
to retain his position until the legis
lature has had opportunity of taking
action on the matter. Mr. MacDonald
had expected to leave the school on
April 1, and had accepted a position
with the Maul Aid Association as dir
ector of its new citizenship work.
As noted in the Maui News several
weeks ago, the House committee on
education has recommended that Mr.
MacDonald be retained, if possible,
and petitions from numerous sources
have been pouring in on the depart
ment to same effect.
To Pay Extra Dividends
Directors of Haiku Sugar Company
at a meeting Monday decided on the
payment of an extra dividend of two
percent, two dollars a share, totalling
Directors of Paia Plantation Com
pany decided on a similar two percent
dividend which will be a payment of
two dollars a share totalling $45,000.
Both disbursements will be made
Both Paia and Haiku are now pay
ing a regular monthly dividend of a
dollar a share. Last year regular and
extra dividend payments of each com
pany amounted to thirty-two percent
on the capital.
Maui Chamber Would
Like Seattle Line
Endorses Coast Chamber's Plan To
Have Matson Company Resume
Seattle-Honolulu Schedule Would
Reduce Food Cost, Message Asserts
The Maul chamber of commerce is
glad to help the Seattle chamber of
commerce to secure a resumption of
the Matson company's direct service
between the Puget Sound and the Is
lands, in so far as lies in its power.
In evidence of this a meeting of the
trustees of the chamber was held on
Wednesday afternoon to act on the
following wireless message received
"Seattle, Wn, March 24th, 1917.
"Maui Chamber of Commerce,
"Freighting conditions having Im
proved to such an extent we solicit
your assistance towards influencing
Matson Navigation Company in re
suming al an early date their Puget
Sound-Hawaiian Islands steamship
service, thereby establishing market
competition which will reduce con
siderably the cost of local food pro
ducts and material consumed In the
"Seattle Chamber of Commerce &
"A. J. RHODES, Pres."
After some discussion, in which the
objects of the Seattle commercial body
were favorably remarked upon, F. F.
Baldwin moved that a communication
be addressed to Castle & Cooke, Is
land agents of the steamship company,
asking that the Honolulu-Seattle ser
vice 'of the Matson Line be re
established as soon as possible, and
that a copy of the letter be addressed
to the Seattle chamber. The motion
was duly seconded and carried.
Maui Folk Remember
New Steamship Maui
Handsome Gift To Be Made In Name
Of Maui Chamber Of Commerce
May Call At Maui On Maiden Voy
ageHas Very Modern Machinery
When the splendid new flag-ship of
the Matson line, the "Maui" sails
through the Golden Gate on next Wed
nesday, on her maiden voyage, she
will carry in form of a silver service
or bronze plate, a gift from the people
of Maui, in recognition of the compli
ment of Captain William Matson in
naming his finest vessel for this
island. This was decided upon at a
meeting of the trustees of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce at a special
meeting held on Wednesday after
noon. Immediately the matter had been de
cided, Frank F. Baldwin cabled a re
quest to Wallace Alexander, of San
Francisco to make the selection, Mr.
Alexander having indicated his will
ingness to undertake such a commis
sion durng his visit here last week.
Harold Rice stated that he person
ally would undertake to supply a lov
ing cup as a gift to the Maui's popular
skipper, Capt. Peter Johnson upon his
arrival in the Islands.
Whether or not the Maul will pay
a visit to Maui during her first trip
is not definitely known, although this
was contemplated some time ago by
At last Wednesday's meeting many
remarks of appreciation were made of
the friendly feeling which Capt. Mat
son personally and the officers of his
company have evinced towards this
island, and the gift to be made in the
name of the Maui chamber of com
merce is intended to convey some
thing of this feeling.
Rushing Work Day And Night
Late reports from San Francisco
are to effect that a small army of men
is busy in the Union Iron Works yard
day and night In effort to have the
Maui in complete readiness for her in
itial voyage. Freight congestion and
difficulty in filling orders for supplies
considerably delayed the work on the
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WILSON WILL ASK FOR
WAR IS NOW BELIEVED
Congress To Assemble Next Monday To Take Ac
tion On German Crisis Hollweg Defends Sub
marine Policy German Socialist Demands
Peace Russian Laborers Appeal To Germans
WASHINGTON, March 30 Believed when Congress meets
President Wilson will ask for a declaration of war. Also that he will
favor a resolution declaring state of war now exists. Complete back
down by Germany all that can prevent clash. Believed Wilson now could
put 700,000 men in field by bringing national guard up to war strength.
BERLIN, March 30 Hollweg defended submarine "frightfull
ness" in Reichstag. Declared Germany does not want war with United
States' and puts whole blame on British blockade for submarine war
which is self-defense. Eerstein, socialist, in a bitter speech said that
America also neutrals have been converted to rank enemy through
blundering of government. He advised government to make a sincere
effort for real peace at earliest moment. -
HONOLULU, March 30 No action by harbor board re German
ships. No explanation of orders received from Washington by Ad
LONDON, March 30 British captured Newville and Bourfonzal
after desperate fight cavalry pursuing fleeing Teutons.
LONDON, March 30 Brand Whitelock, U. S. minister to Bel
gium, and staff to be imprisoned by Germany, says Brussels report. Is
asserted German authorities will not permit him to remain at his post
but will deport him and his staff. Americans now in Brussels have been
notified they cannot now hope to leave in less than three months, accord
ing to Amsterdam exchange telegraph.
HONOLULU, March 29 Maui captain's license suspended for
one year. Compass off. Carelessness. Found off three points by in
spectors. " '
Longley tells house Raymond meat makes demand for other meats
and makes possible selling for the small rancher.
House deletes appropriation bill pending revolving fund. '
Farm Loan bill recommended tabled. No authority for territory
to lend its credits to such purpose.
LONDON, March 29 British army in Palestine defeated Turks.
British bark Neath with sugar, torpedoed off Fastnet. Unwarned.
Crew saved including Americans.
WASHINGTON, March 29 Chamberlain of military committee,
asks President ask Congress to adopt universal military training.
Wilson hopeful House will rush organization plans and permit im
mediate address on war measures.
BERLIN, March 29- French failed to recapture position Cham
PETROGRAD, March 29 Appeal to working men of Germany
and Austria to rise against imperialism and establish freedom, launched
at mass meeting or workers, soldiers, deputies, held in Duma.
HONOLULU, March 29 Passes House and canvas seems to show
senate favors school survey.
BERLIN, March 29 Hollweg in Reichstag declared Germany has
undertaken unrestricted submarine war in self-defense. Said "If
America considers this cause for war with Germany, with which it has
lived in peace for over 100 years, if this warrants increased blood-shed,
we do not have to bear the burden of responsibility."
LONDON, March 29 Information direct from Germany, handed
Associated Press, asserts that Hollweg will offer large measure electoral
reform and possible modification of submarine war to prevent war with
United States, in coming speech.
WASHINGTON, March 29 Wilson has endorsed raising $10,
000,000 for relief of Jew war sufferers. Said Russian revolution has
opened door for freedom of oppressed people.
COPENHAGEN, March 29 Twenty-two neutrals taken to Ger
many as Moewe prisoners, includnig Americans, have been released.
WASHINGTON, March 29 Following talk with Wilson, Senator
Chamberlain said he will again introduce universal military training
bill. Will probably make minimum age 20 instead of 19.
PEKING, March 29 China has recognized new Russian Govern
ment. , . ,
NEW YORK, March 30 Albert Straub, director of Atlantic
division of the Red Cross Society, stated traitors have springled ground
glass inside bandages intended for use of American Red Cross. Several
instances have been discovered, but not known whether or not clue has
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M. MARCH 30, 1917.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 96 degrees....
L'wa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co......
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Ol.ia Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing te Malting Company.
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company...
Hngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (T per cent Pfd.)
Hilo Railway (Common)