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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1917.
Rooster Club Again
May Represent Maui
Civic Convention Committee Named
By Wadsworth Will Get Busy
Soon Maui Man Chosen For Ad
dress Net Named
W. O. Aiken, J. J. Walsh, and D. H
Case have been named by President
Wadsworth, of the chamber of com
merce, as a committee to have charge
of the arrangements for Maui's repre
sentation at the civic convention to
be held in Honolulu September 16, 17
and 18. The committee was authoriz
ed at the meeting of the September
held last week. It has not yet held a
meeting, but will do so in a few days.
The Interest that has been manifest
ed already In Maui over the conven
tion leads to the general belief that
Maul will make more than her usual
good showing in the Honolulu meet,
lng. Plans will probably take definite
shape at a booster dinner to be held
Boon. It is stated that the famous
"RooBter Club" of last year is to be
reorganized, which means that Maui
will send a rare bunch of noise-makers
if nothing else. A letter from
Raymond Brown, secretary of the
Honolulu chamber, states that he will
be on Maul on August 21, in connec
tion with the convention. He states
also that a paper is asked for from a
Maul man, but that the name of the
individual chosen for this will be an
nounced by another committee. What
this paper is, or who is slated to pre
pare It, has not yet come to light.
Deputy Sheriff David
Morton Is Dead
David Morton, deputy sheriff of
Makawao district, died at his home in
Makawao at 9 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. He was 52 years of age. He is
survived by a wife and 9 grown
children. Although he has been ill
for a long time, he had been so muclT
better recently that he was able to be
on duty up to Tuesday of this week.
His malady was dropsy.
The deceased was married about 30
years ago to Miss Ellen Thompson.and
a family of 11 children was born of
the union. Of these 2 girls and 7
boys are living. For the past four
years he had been deputy sheriff, and
prior to that time he had been a road
overseer. In 1905 be was campaign
manager for the republican party in
laui. In his earlier years he was a
book-keeper for the Haleakala ranch,
and he was also book-keeper for the
Maul branch of Theo. H. Davies &
Company store which years ago exist
ed in Wailuku.
Besides the widow and children he
Is survived by one brother, Edgar
Morton, of Makawao.
The funeral took place this morn
ing from the family home in Kula at
10 o'clock, and was very largely at
tended. Maui Men May Train
For Army Officers
Applications Being Accepted For
Those Who Would Join New Camp
At Schofield Barracks Fair Pay
And Expenses While Training
Maui guardsmen and others who
may feel that they didn't get a square
deal In the reorganization of the nat
ional guard, and through the decision
of the war department not. to rush
Hawaii's regiments immediately -to
Prance, may take new hope in the
establishment of an officer's training
camp at Schofield Barracks. Sergt.
G. A. Wetzel, U. S. A., military in
structor for Maui, is now acceptin ap
plications from Maul men who would
like to try for an appointment to th&
camp. He may be found at the Maul
Hotel, Wailuku, and he will furnish
all information in connection with the
Those who apply wll be sent to
Honolulu where they will be examined
by Major Lincoln, who has charge
of this end of the work in the Isla'fls,
and if they have the proper quallfl cap
tions they will be given a chance to
make good further in the training
The call is for men between 21 and
45 years of age. They muBt be physi
cally sound and reasonably well ed
ucated. The order states that they
will have all their expenses paid, in
cluding traveling expenses, and Xrill
receive $100 per month.
It s stated that the Schofield Uar
racks camp is to provide facilities
for but 100 candidates, so it Is p.uite
probable that the quota will be over
supplied. However there is every
reason to believe that some Maul njen
may find this the chance they have
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Women Of Hawaii
To Be Registered
Hoover's Plan To Organize Women
Of Nation Endorsed By Food Com
missionOrganizations Asked To
Volunteer For Big Job Soon To Begin
Uncle Sam is calling upon the wo
men of the Islands to cooperate with
(lie United States food administration
in the matter of food conservation.
This morning Postmaster Costa re
ceived a letter from the postmaster
general, directing him to see that
every woman nnd girl over 15, living
within the radius of his postotlice dis
trict be furnished with a pledge card
for the purpose in question.
Mr. Costa will distribute those as
fast as possible, and as soon as they
have been signed and returned will
report to Washington and in return
will receive a large card for hanging
in the window of homes, bearing the
words "Memeber of United Kood Ad
ministration" for each women who
has agreed to work with the govern
ment in saving the food supply of the
nation. Any woman not receiving the
pledge card should apply to the post
master for it.
Local Fod Commission Helping
The above idea seems to be new in
the Islands though the territorial food
commission, through its women's com
mittee has had a similar plan in view.
This is explaned in the following press
bulletin sent out bv the comnv&sion :
HONOLULU, July 26, At lis meet
lng Monday the women's committee
of the territorial food commission en
dorsed the plan which Herbert C.
Hoover, National I'ood Administrator,
is using in the etates to mobilise the
women of the country in a great food
conservation campaign, and decided to
do their share in the registration of
women throughout Hawaii.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Saloons May Voluntarily
Close Registration Day
Although, according to its secretary
D. H. Case, the liquor license board
has taken no action looking to closing
liquor houses on Maui on registration
day, next Tuesday, it is quite likely
that the liquor men will voluntarily re
frain tvor.i selling liquor on that day.
This is the case on Oahu. Mr. .Case
states that the license board has not
been asked by the registration board
to order the saloons closed, or in fact
received any communication ' on the
Divorce Mill Busy
Tsuru Goya was yesterday granted
a divorce from , Makaru Goya on
grounds of non support.
Sakutaro Sugawa, on grounds of
desertion, was fcranled a divorce by
Judge Edings from Shigeyo Eugawa,
at yesterday's chambers session of
On grounds of non-support, Kalehu
W. Miau wub given a divorce yester
day, from her husband, John Miau.
They are residents of Taia.
Kioza Voshima was granted a di
vorce from Kame Yoshima on grounds
Judgo ' Edings yesterday annulled
the marriage of Loke Halama, a minor
who appeared by her father Kaili Ha
lama; and Philip Itodrigues, a Filipi
no 'who deserted her. The girl ie
only 15 years of age. The parties
livjd at Kihei.
FORMER MAUI MAN KILLED
BY OAHU RAILROAD TRAIN
William Hau, brakeman on the Oahu
Railroad, and a former resident of
Maui, was caught between the engine
and a car in a collision at LeilHuia,
last week, and instantly killed. It Is
said that the unfortunate man forgot
to throw a switch thus causing the
crash which cost his life. lie i.s sur
vived by a wife and one child. His
home was in Honolulu.
BAILEY ESTATE READY
TO BE DISTRIBUTED
In the circuit court yesterday morn
ing the niarter's report In the case of
the estate of Edward H. Bailey, de
ceased was accepted and the final ac
counts of the executors, W. O. Smith
and C. V. Lufkin, approved and the
executors discharged. The property
of the estate having been sold, the
proceeds are ready for distribution
among the heirs. The realization,
after deducting costs, is about $7uo.
Pioneer Mill finished grinding its
17 crop last Friday afternoon, the
tput for the season being 33,270
is. This is the banner crop In the
intutiitn'o hiulftm' lu.lnir u triltn
than the 1915 yield of 33,229
! Relocation Of Pukoo
Road Starts Things
Board Of Supervisors Notitied By
Rex Hitchcock Courts Will Be
Appealed To Unless Order Of Last
. Meeting Is Recindcd
The order of the board of supervi
sors at its meeting two weeks ago for
relocating and constructing the road
to the Pukoo court House, Molokai,
seems to have stirred up something
of a hornet's nest on that Island. H.
U. Hitchcock has written a letter to
Supervisor D. T. Fleming, who intro
duced the motion, declaring that the
Devauchelle family constitute the onry
ones on Molokai who want the road
changed. The present road has been
in existence for over 25 years, ho says,
and this is the first time that claim
has been made of the land it occupies.
He declares that the present road is
better in every way than the proposed
new road could be, and that the new
road will cost several hundred dollars.
The action of the board in the mat
ter was taken upon a letter from Mrs.
Annie Devauchelle asking that the
change be made.
Hitchcock declares in his letter to
Fleming, and also in a letter he has
written to County Attorney Bevins,
that he will contest the matter in the
courts if the country does no recind its
Wailuku Garage Sold
Founder To Join Army
A deal has been under way for
some time was completed last week
in the sale by N. P. Bush, of the Bush
Garage, in Wailuku to J. T. Moir, Jr.
The consideration has not been made
public. Mr. Bush, who came to Maul
less than a year ago and established
the business, expects to leave for the
coast soon where he' intends "to Join
the army possibly the aviation corps.
He has made many 7rtenU since ha
has been here. . Mr. Moto, . the new
owner, is the Maui representative of
the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' experi
ment station. He has secured H. M.
Bohr, ,now connected with the garage
as manager of the business.
BLAZING OIL STOVE CALLS
OUT FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Wailuku fire department made
a fast run to Puunene last Monday
morning shortly after 9 o'clock in
response to a telephone alarm to ef
fect that the school cottage was on
tire, ine blaze, which was caused by
an overflowing oil stove, was put out
before the department arrived by
Principal E. A. Brown and a number
of assistants. The damage was slight.
The department got under way in less
than 2 minutes.
Pineapple Man Says
To Make Grape Juice
Believes Maui And Hawaii Vineyards
Could Furnish Large Amount From
Grapes Which May Now Be A Loss
Food Commission Interested
Taking for his test the query as to
why Hawaii's grape crop should be
permitted to rot because the making
of wine has ceased. Will P. Thomas,
of the Thomas Pineapple Company has
laid before the territorial food com
mission a suggestion for the utilization
of valuable produce now threatening
to go to waste.
If the people of Hawaii are willing
to drink imported grape juice, why
should they not support a grape
juice industry? Mr. Thomas believes
and so states in his letter to the food
commission, that all the details nec
cessary to turn Maui and Hawaii's
grapes into a commercial non-alcoholic
and acceptable product could be hand
The shutting down of the Kaupaka-
lua and other wine manufactures in
anticipation of the advent of prohibi
tion has left tons of grapes to rot on
the vines, the produce representing
in many instances the main assets of
many small farmers, especially
on Maui. Mr. Thomas feels confident
that prohibition can still further be
anticipated by the manufacture for
local consumption of the grapes be
verage that will have to , supplant
Hundred Tons On Maui
There are, Thomas thinks, a hun
dred tons of grapes this year on Maui
for which there is now no use, while
a large quantity Is produced on Ha
waii. J. G. Serrao, of Hilo, has for
example twenty acres in grapes now
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Says Homestead Bill
Not For Sugar Men
Land Commissioner Rivenburgh De
fends New Bill Against Attack By
E.C. Moore, Of Haiku-Kuhio Not
In Sympathy With Measure
Land Commissioner B. G. Kiven
hurg, who has been at the national
cap'.tol on territorial business and re
turned to Honolulu last week on the
Matsonia, declares he feels certain
that after 15 minutes' conversation
with Edwin C. Moore, of Haiku. Maui,
he can convince the Maul man that
the new homesteading bill now before
congress has not been prepared for
the benefit of the sugar interests of
Moore recen ly wrote to W. 0. Hous
ton, chairman of the house committee
on Territories pro! f sting in the name
of homesteaders of the Islands against
the passage of 11. li. 4722 which Land
Commissioner Ilivenburgh urged while
A letter from Delegate Kuliio re
ceived by late mails, states that he
introduced the bill "by request", ar.d
Indicates (hat he is net In sympathy
with it. As prevously rtated in the
Maui News, the proposed act would
put the openng of homestead lands in
the hands of a board, with the consent
of the governor, and would permit the
leasing of public lands to plantations
for a period of 20 years.
Moore's letter referred to is as fol
Chairman, Committee on Territories,
"House of Representatives,
" Washington, P. C.
-"Much to my astonishment I have
just learned from a newspaper that
the Delegate from Hawaii has intro
duced a bill, House Bill 4722, concern
ing the public land of Hawaii, and
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Soldiers Are Planning
Tramping Trip On Maui
A company of regulars from Scho
field Barracks is planning to take a
10-days hike on Maui in the near fut
ure, according to a letter received
this week from A. P. Taylor, secretary
of the Hawaii promotion committee,
who was seeking information that
might be of value to the soldiers In
planning their itinerary. According
to Taylor this will probably be but
the first of a number of similar out
ings to be made by the army men on
Maui this summer.
The plan Is to visit Haleakala, and
possibly pass through the crater and
back by the ditch trail. The soldiers
will carry their full equipage except
rilles with them.
Wedding Anniversary H
Celebrated At Haiku
Tuesday evening, July 24th, an Im
promptu celebration of the "crystal
wedding" of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bald
win was held at their Haiku residence,
fifty friends from different parts of
Central Maul offering congratulations.
Vocal solos by Mrs. W. S. Nicoll
and Messrs. Pitchford and H. W.
Baldwin, and dancing provided the
evening's entertainment. The serv
ing of a portion of the original wed
ding cake cut at Milwaukee fifteen
years before was a notable feature of
Though informal the occasion was
a most delightful one.
Bulletin On Silos In
Hawaii Soon To Be Issued
An interesting and exhaustive paper
entitled "The Silo in Hawaii' has just
been completed by F. G. Krauss, super
intendent of the agricultural extension
division of the Hawaii experiment sta-
ton, and which is soon to be published
in the form of a station bulletin. Mr.
Krauss finds that there have been
about 50 silos of about all forms of
construction, erected in the Islands,
and about half of these are still in
use. ine greatest use or me sno, ac
cording to the paper, is ou the Parker
Ranch, Hawaii, which has 5 concrete
structures of total capacity of 12"i0
tons. From the investigations made
the writer believes that the silo has
demonstrated its worth in the Islands
under at least some of the local condi
tions. The various crops used for silage
and its cost under varying conditions,
is gone into in detail. The bulletin
will doubtless be of much interest to
stockmen in the Islands.
MAUI MAN ARRESTED
AS ANTHRAX PLOTTER?
Pioneer Mill Company Time Keeper Held At Hilo
By Federal Authorities Actions Suspicious
Georg Rodiek Indicted On Coast Russians
Collapse Mrs. Mooney Not Guilty
HONOLULU, July 27 Max Weber, a German employee of the
Pioneer Mill, arrested on landing from Mauna Kea at Hilo yesterday.
Search found a number of German war bonds, cartridges and a bottle
labeled poison with unknown liquid. Weber is held under orders from
Smiddy as a suspect. Bottle contents will be submitted to chemist bact
crioligist and tested for possible anthrax. Weber made misterious trip
to Hawaii some weeks ago. Was traced to Glenwood where he disap
peared and for 3 days is unaccounted for. When he landed at Hilo he
went to a house of a German doctor. He was intimate with Martin
Grunc, who was discharged from national guard through statement
"Would not fight against Germany in event of war." Grune now con
fined to town limits of Hilo by federal authorities. Smiddy leaving soon
to bring Weber to Honolulu.
George of Angus at promotion committee meeting strongly depred
ated idea of holding carnival when nation is facing crisis.
SAN FRANCISCO, Tulv 2(5 Rodiek will be arrested immediatelv
on arrival. Regarded as one of ring
set at iu,uuu. i-eiieral authorities say Kodiek in capacity as German
consul was most active in advancing Hindu plot. Must furnish bail or
be held in jail.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 Rodiek not due here until tonight.
LONDON, July 26 Russian 8th army corps faces annihilation.
Men fleeing, abandoning their guns, shooting gunners in order to secure
horses for flight. Collapse is appalling despite fact that army is now
best equipped with arms and ammunition since war began.
WASHINGTON, July 26 Senator Borah, in speech in senate said
collapse of Russians and exhaustion of French should convince America
of the seriousness of the war. It means draft of millions of Americans.
He said, America is at war to defend her own principle, not to help
France or democracy of Europe. When this object is accomplished we
should cease fighting.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 Mrs. Mooney following verdict ran
to city jail to tell her husband who is held under sentence of death.
She kissed counsel and reporters and said her happiest thought was that
her release means release of others accused. Fickert, when interviewed,
said, met usual difficulties in trying to convict woman of capital offense.
Kxpected disagreement at best. Sven other indictments against Mrs.
Mooney will probably not be held.
WASHINGTON, July 27 Senate passed rivers and harbors bill
50 to 11.
Vote on national prohibition Wednesday it having been unanimous
ly agreed to take up debate on Shephard resolution for prohibiting
DES MOINES, July 27 Drug store raided and $75,000 worth of
NEW YORK, July 27 Emma Goldman and Alexander Burkham
returning endeavor to secure bail pending re-trial. Should gain verdict
will be deported.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 Private Otto Ludwig given 7 years
at hard labor for disrespectful remarks about president and the flag.
WASHINGTON, July 27 New war budget to August 8th pos
sibly $10,000,000,000. Raising by increased taxes. MacAdoo favors the
appropriation. Committee in House favors issuing bonds. Food con
ferees conferred twice.
LONDON, July 27 A few pacifists institute peace debate in com
mons. Present resolution on recent reichstag action to also represent
British desire. Asquith replies that peace conditions based on victory
the paramount aim, but no intention of losing mainly immeasurable
los suffered in common with allies. Regreted vagueness of German
suggestion which he had hoped would clarify situation.
British-German heavy artillery fighting over 14 mile front Lys
river to coast.
WIRLEESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 96 degrees
Ewa riantation Company-
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company w
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing t. Malting Coiapany
.Mineral Troducta Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company
Engela Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Hallway Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
- leaders in conspiracy. Bail already
M. JULY 27, 1917.