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DON'T BUY YOUR VEGETABLES GROW THEM!
MAILS NEXT WEEK
(To Arrlre and Leave Honolulu)
From Coast: Ventura, 23; Wilhel
mina, 24; Nippon Maru, 25.
For Coast: Matsonla, 25, Persia Ma
From Orient: Persia Maru, 26.
For Orient: Nippon Maru, 25.
For Australia: Ventura, 23.
LATE8T SUGAR QUOTATIONS
per lb. per ton
Last previous 6.55 $131.00
Today's quotation 6.585 $131.70
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1917.
Fixed For Period
Overseers Expected To Keep Within
Limit Set By Supervisors At Meet
ing This Week $14,000 For
Schools RoadsGet Most Attention
From now on each district in the
the county is to start the semirannual
period knowing exactly how much
money it is to have for pernanent im
provements. This policy was decided
upon by the board of supervisors
which finished its work on the appro
priation bill on Tuseday.
According to the estimates the coun
ty will have about $73,000 for perman
ent improvements during the six
months period ending December 31,
1917. The amount has been divided
among the districts and the district
overseers are to be notified that they
will be held within the limit set.
According to the outline, the mon
ey will be spent as follows:
Paia-Makawao road (6
months, $1750 per mo $10,500
3 bridges In Kula 5,000
Waipalani relocation 1,000
Sanitarium Improvements . 7,000
... $ 7,500
. . . JB.000
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Stops Hotel Sale
Holders Of Mortgage And Hotel Offi
cials Resent Charges Of Crooked
ness C. D. Luikin Answers Vari
ous Statements Made In Petition
Because of a petition in bankruptcy
filed In the federal court in Honolulu
last Friday afternoon, in behalf of
three creditors, the commissioner's
sale of the Grand Hotel, on foreclosure
of mortgage held by C. D. Lufkin,
trustee, did not take place at noon
last Saturday as advertised. The
papers were served on the officers of
the company Saturday morning. They
are returnable, August 3. In the
meantime the hotel property will con
tinue to operate under the control of
Manager MacDonald, as receiver for
the 2nd circuit court. The bankruptcy
action was instituted by Attorney E.
C. Peters on behalf of Levi Strauss &
Company, E. W. Quinn, and Teves &
Joaquin, creditors whose claims aggre
Petition Is Venomous
The petition to put the hotel com
pany into bankruptcy contains a lot
of serious charges against officers of
the company and the holders of the
mortgages against the property, alleg
ing an attempt to "freeze out" other
creditors and a conspiracy to obtain
possession of the property at a frac
tion of the cost by preventing would
be purchasers from bidding. C. D.
Lufkin, trustee for the mortgages hold
ing the principal mortgage of $20,000,
is one of the one of those most seve
rely arrainged in the document as
Instigating the alleged "plot." The
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Child Kills Baby
With Target Rifle
Distressing Accident At Paia When
Little Kulamanu Robinson Finds
Loaded Weapon In Wash House
Bullet Through Japense Baby's Head
A 22-caliber target rifle in the hands
of 7-yeai-old Kulamanu Robinson, of
Paia, brought instant death to Kioko
Takista, a Japanese baby aged 2 years,
on Tuesday morning of this week. The
Robinson child is the grand-daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robinson, of
Paia. The Japanese baby was the son
of Mrs. Akio Takista, a washwoman
employed at the Robinson home.
The accident, which is a peculiarly
distressing one, occurred between 10
and 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning
while the children were at play. The
Japanese mother was busy with her
work at the time. The Robinson child
in exploring a big grain box in the
wash house found the rifle which her
grandfather had been using a few days
before for shooting minah birds and
had hidden away without removing
the cartridges. In play she pointed
the weapon at the baby and pulled the
trigger. The bullet entered the back
of the infant's skull emerging from
the forehead, death being instantane
Will Be Improved
Present Scarcity Of Water To Soon
Be Relieved By Putting In Another
Maui From Reservoir Intake Line
By a decision of the board of super
visors on Monday, Wailuku is to have
relief shortly from the near water
famine which has prevailed for some
weeks during which the weather has
been particularly dry. A supplemen
tal 4-inch main is to be laid from the
reservoir to the corner of Main and
High streets, with lateral lines each
way on High street, which will supply
all the upper part of Wailuku and
thus relieve the present 6-inch main
which at present supplies all Wailuku
as well as the tanks on the snnd hills
supplying Kahului. The new line
will be put In as soon as the materials
can be secured.
Since the completion of the new in
take basin and supply line above the
reservoir, by the loan fund committee,
the town reservoir has been well sup
plied at all times, but the main lead
ing from the reservoir has become of
insufficient capacity, particularly
when much water is being used for
irrigating lawns as at present.
Wll Stop Leakage Also
The county engineer will also soon
tret to work locating A large number
of leaks in the water mains which are
said to be responsible for undue drain
on the system.
To Examine Officers
Guard For Commissions
Ttv nrders lust received from Wash
ington, most of the national guard offi
cers placed in tne omcers reserve
corps the first of this months upon
the reorganization of the Hawaiian
militia regiments, have been instruct
ed to be ready to take their examina
tions for commssions.
Th Maui men so instructed are
Capts. S. T. Short, Frederick A. Clo
wes and Alvin Komnson, to De cap
tains in reserve; First Lieuts. L.
Sterling, E. R. Bevins, Gus Bechert,
W. K. Peters, F. P. Rosecrans to be
first lieutenants in reserve; Urst
T.iPiita S K. Mookini. Edward Blanch-
ard, to be first lieutenants; Second
Lieuts. Foster Robinson, A. A. Whelan
and G. A. Hofgaard to be second lieu
tenants; Second Lieuts. C. H. Cockett,
Mnn-Hv. J. S. B. Mackenzie,
W. R. Makaena, R. Searle, to be
second lieutenants in reserve; Maj. u.
J. Whitehead to be reserve major.
Laborer Charged With
Attempt To Damage Mill
Arrested on charge of malicious
mischief, Anastacio Martin, a Porto
Rican employe of the Maui Agricul
tural Company, was committed by the
Wailuku district court, last week to
answer before the October term of
court. He was released on bond. The
man is alleged to have thrown some
iron coupling pins Into a car load of
cane, which narrowly escaped going
into the rollers of the mill, wnere seri
ous damage would probably have re
R. C. Bowman Has
Hand Painfully Hurt
R. C. Bowman, vocational Instructor
of the Maui public schools, who is in
charge of the shop work of the sum
mer school, had his left hand pain
fully cut Friday when it came in con
tract with the sharp knife of a revolv
ing planner. He received three cuts
two of his fingers being injured and
a long and deep slash on the side of
his hand. Star-Bulletin.
SALVATION ARMY GIRLS'
BAND DRAWS BIG CROWDS
The Salvation Army concerts which
have been a feature of the week on
central Maul have drawn big houses
everywhere. The girls' band, from the
Manoa girls' home, has been a big fea
ture. The entertainment last night at
the Wailuku Orpheum drew a full
house. The last concert will be given
tonight at Lahaina, following which
the party will leave for Honolulu.
Col. Dubbin, head of the Salvation
Army in Hawaii, preached last Sunday
at the Paia Union Church in the
morning, and at the Wailuku Union
church in the evening, to large congr
egations. AIKEN TO BE REAPPOINTED
Worth O. Aiken, was yesterday re
commended by the Maui Chamber of
Commerce as Maui representatives on
the Hawaii promotion committee to
succeed himself. The appointment is
to be made by the Governor on recom
mendation of the local commercial
bodies and the board of supervisors.
A. A. Cs. Take Good
Game From Chinese
Alo Weakened In Sixth And A. A. Cs.
Piled Up Big Score Hawaii Take
Long End Of Score With Japanese
Standing Of Teams
W L PA
Hawaii 2 1 0.667
A. A. C 2 1 0.667
Portuguese 1 1 0.500
Chinese 1 1 0.500
Japanese 0 2 0.000
The standing of the teams as above
noted indicates a very close race.
The Hawaiis and Japanese played
the first game last Sunday, and the
former won by a score of 10 to 4. The
Japs put up a good game up to latter
part when the supporters of Kiguja
failed to do their hit.
Eaton delivered his balls well and
his supporters also fielded well.
R. Cockett at first showed his usual
good form of playing.
The Chinese played the A. A. Cs In
the second game. The A. A. Cs turn
out to be the winner as was predicted
by the fans before the game.
Hansen with C. Cockett catching
began for the A. A. Cs but Cockett
was benched in the third inning by
Umpire Cummings for disputing a
decision at the home plate. D. Wads-
worth took Cockett s place.
The score was 6 to 6. up to the 6th
inning when Wm. Alo 'of the Chinese
weakened and gave way to T. Cum-
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Tried To Force Bank
Amateur Bank Robber Cuts Telephone
Wires Of Baldwin National Bank
But Does Little Other Damage
An attempt was made last night by
some would-be cracksman to bore into
the vaults of the Baldwin National
Bank, at Kahului, with an ordinary
brace and a half-inch carpenter's bit.
No money was in the bank outside
the vault, and the burglar departed
empty handed after apparently satis
fying himself that his tools were no
good against several feet of concrete
Entrance to the bank building was
effected through a window which ap
parently had been left unlatched. Be
fore entering the place, the prowler
took the precaution to cut the tele
phone wires, which he possibly
thought were burglar alarm connec
tions. The vault is surrounded by an
ordinary tongue-and-groove facing,
and apparently this was all the burg
lar expected to find between himself
and the gold and silver stored within.
Of Two Maui Couples
Announcement this week of the en
gagements of four of Maui'a popular
young people has come as a pleasant
surprise to their many friends. An
interesting feature is that one of the
brides-to-be and one of the coming
grooms are brother and sister.
Miss Maria E. Pogue, of Wailuku
has announced her engagement to Mr.
Edmund A. Pickett, of Huelo, and
Miss Mary K. Hart, of Wailuku,, her
coming marriage to Mr. C. Coville
Pogue, of Wailuku. Miss Pogue and
Mr. Pogue are daughter and son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Pogue. Both have
spent most of their life in California
in school, having returned home about
a year aro.
Miss Pogue expects to leave for the
coast in September, and her wedding
is planned to take place later in the
fall or winter at the home of relatives
in Santa Clara. Her fiance, who is a
native of Fresno, Cal., has been in the
Islands for the past two years. He
was formerly employed by the Kahu
lui Railroad Company but for some
time he has been in the employ ot the
East Maul Irrigation Company, and
ttationed at Huelo.
Mss Hurt, a well known and very
popular Wailuku girl, is the diughter
of Mrs. Edmund H. Hart. ohe is
clerk and stenographer in the Wailuku
district court. Mr. Pogue, wlmm she
will marry, is associated with his
father at Kailua. The date for their
marriage has not been set.
PINEAPPLE CANNERY MAY,
TRY PACKING VEGETABLES
In order that its plants 'may be kept
in operation a greater part of the time
than is possible at present with pine
apples as the sole product, the mana
gement of the Haiku Fruit & Packing
Company is considering a plan of can
ning beans and possibly other vege
tables during the otf season. If the
idea is carried out i.t is planned to
make contrails for the vegetables re
quired with the homesteaders in the
For Selective Draft
Local Board After Strenuous Wrork
Is About Ready For July 31 Re
gistration Places All Selected
The Maui board of registration for
the selective draft, consisting of Sher
iff Clem Croweli, County Clerk W. F.
Kaae, County Physician Wm. Osmers,
and County Attorney E. R. Bevins, will
leave for Honolulu tonight to report
their preparations for Registration
Day, July 31, and to receive their
The local board has been very busy
for two weeks, during which time
every district in the county has been
visited, registration places selected,
and registrars appointed, instructed in
their duties ,and sworn In. Every
thing is practically in readiness, ac
cordng to the board .for getting the
official line on all young men between
the ages of 21 and 31 years in the
The board visited Molokai and La
nai on Tuesday. Through some mis
understanding Charles Gay and Robert
Cockett, who had volunteered to be
the registrars on the cattle island,
had gone to Lahaina to meet the
board, while the board had gone by
sampan to Lanai. The two parties
met, however in mid-channel on their
return, and the instructions were
given, and the oaths administered
while the boats bobbed side by side
on the waves far from shore.
With the exception of a few prec
incts which will be filled this after
noon, the following is the complete
list of the registrars appointed:
Lanai Chas. Gay residence: Chas.
Gay, Robt. E. Cockett.
Honolua Honokahua Store: R. C.
Searle, Jr., Aug. Reimann, Jr., Albert
Lahaina (A) Lahaina court house.
Lahaina (B) Puukolii Post office.
Olowalu Olowalu Post office: Eu
gene Haneberg, John Keao.
Wailuku Wailuku court house: V.
C. Schoenberg, R. B. Rietow, Moses
Kauhlmahu, A. Garcia, Robt. K. Wil
cox. (Continued on Page Eight.)
Maui Win Be There
Chamber Of Commerce Appoints
Committee To Start Preparations
Dinner To Be Held Soon
Expect To Take Honolulu By Storm
Maui held up her end with credit
in the big civic convention at Hilo last
fall, as she also did the year before at
the Kauai, gathering. She is not go
ing to fall down on her own record at
the civic convention in Honolulu on
September 16, 17 and 18, this year.
This was the enthusiastic sense of
the members of the Maui chamber of
commerce at the quarterly meeting
held yesterday afternoon In the Wai
luku Town Hall. Accordingly Presi
dent Wadsworth was empowered to
appoint a committee of three -to take
the matter in hand and make prepara
tions for the big event. This com
mittee will be named later with view
to getting the best possible men for
To Have Dinner Soon
The committee to be named was in
structed to make plans for holding a
big booster dinner within the next
month at which steam will bo worked
up for the trip to Honolulu that will
make a real Impression. It is possi
ble that the Rooster Club of last year
will be reorganized.
Maui Boy Wins High
Honors From Law School
Frank Crockett, son of W. F. Cro
ckett, of Wailuku, returned home by
the Manoa on Sunday last from Ann
Arbor, Mich., where he completed his
law course with high honors. In
graduating he received the degree of
doctor of jurisprudence, being one of
the 13 out of a class of 109 members
so honored. Mr. Crockett took the
first two years of his law course at
Nashville, Tenn., finishing up at Ann
Arbor. He will probably join his
.father iu the practice of law on Muui
in a short time.
HIGH CLIMB 'FOR SOME ONE
Through the breaking of the hal
yards on the 80-foot flag staff the
usual display of the national emblem
in front of the Wailuku court house
has been missing for several days.
As yet no one has been found willing
to undertake the slippery job of climb
ing to the top of the slender pole with
a new rope.
RUSSIANS CAUSED WAR
SAYS GERMAN LEADER
Russian Drive Checked Internal Situation Serious
German Losses Have Been Immense Errors
By State Boards Delay Draft
COPENHAGEN, July 20 Michaelis speech declares Russian
mobilization forced the war, and British blockade forced use of sub
marins which he justified as a legal weapon to shortening the war.
Germans attempted to avoid their use by offering peace which was re
jected by allies. Divers have done more than expected. Only false
prophets expect war to divide fatherland. Michaelis, in a letter to
Austrian parliament says central powers are certain to win and will
force terms conditions deserving undisturbed peace.
HONOLULU, July 20 Lt. Konstell, of Ililo; Sergt. Wetzell, of
Wailuku; and Lt. Gunser, Lihue; will receive applications for officers
training camps "soon. Major Lincoln says they hope to receive at least
400 applications from which will be select 100 men needed. Applica
tions to be received until August 10th.
Doctor Currie relieved in leprosy investigation work here. Is ord
ered to Boston to assume charge of health bureau in that city.
J. Clinton Hutchins is coming on Wilhelmina, cables his molasses
contract is finally closed.
LONDON, July 20 Column beat Turks to Euphrates. Advanced
12 miles in 10 days.
German losses from official incomplete list for June: killed, 28,819;
died of sickness, 3,215; prisoners, 38,606; wounded, 95,906. Total for
war, not including navals or colonials: killed, 1,032,800; died of sick
ness, 591,566; prisoners, 2,825,583.
British regained lost section south Lombartzyde. French re
pulse extra heavy cannon assault in attempt to break line near Soissos.
BERLIN, July 20 Russians fail to regain heights at Kalawsz.
Austrian hold back Russians along Rumanian sector. Russians line
pierced east of Zolchoff.
THE HAGUE, July 20 Navy declared British violated neutral
waters to attack German merchantmen, but have faint hopes of forcing
England to observe Dutch rights while America is allied to British.
WASHINGTON, July 20 Owing to discovery of errors by state
registry boards which make impossible drawing of complete draft today,
elaborate plans are now useless. Will draw up to 11,000 today only.
PHILADELPHIA, July 20 Captain Max Thierichens, captain of
the Prinz Eitel Friedrich, indicted for smuggling and for white slavery,
was arraigned today but remained mute in court. Ordered to plead guil
ty. Trial set for September.
MISSION, Texas, July 20 Force of Mexicans opened fire on
American patrol posts at Oja de Agua, eight miles west of here, at 11
o'clock yesterday morning. Fought engagement across Rio Grande.
Troops from here and other nearby towns ordered to scene of battle.
Five hundred shots fired several Mexicans fell and at five o'clock they
retired. No Americans killed.
DIUNRIGHT, Oklahoma, July 20 Lightning struck and exploded
a fifty-five thousand barrel oil tank. Many houses destroyed and 2000
PETROGRAD, July 20 Several companies of infantry arrive to
prevent disorder in various districts. Ministers will not support rebels.
Special congress representing all Russians, summoned to decide cabinet
policy. Ukrarian soldiers seize Kiez arsenal by Commandant Vrestores
DENVER, July 20 Fourteen thousand Leadville miners will strike
on Saturday. Federal mediators fail.
HONOLULU, July 19 John Midkiff, brother of Punahou coach,
recent graduate of University' of Illinois, appointed county agent of
Kona, arrived Tuesday.
A. P. Taylor's resignation as secretary of promotion committee to
become effective in September.
Governor suggests judiciary building for city hall in civic center.
Tlans which include new departmental building, new court house, and
second federal building for army headquarters.
AMSTERDAM, July 19 Berliner Tageblatt says executive com
mittee of reichstag ready unanimously to move peace resolution.
PETROGRAD, July 19 Serious disorders continue. German
agent caught acknowledged share in efforts to undermine provisional
government. Was well financed by German funds received via Stock
holm. Minister Jun Tice resigned. Government officials hold selves in
readiness to transfer capital to Moscow.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 96 degrees....
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Walalua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company.
Mineral Products Company
Honolu'u Consolidated Oil Company...
Ungels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway t Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
M. JULY 20, 1917.