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MAUI FIRST THE ISLANDS NEXT
MAILS NEXT WEEK
(To Arrive and Leave Honolulu)
LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
From Coast: Equndor, 5; Manoa,
For Coast: Sierra, Korea Maru, 7;
From Orient: Korea Maru, 7.
For Orient: China. 7.
From Australia: Sierra, 8.
per lb. per ton
. . . . 6.977 $129.54
. . . . 6.902 138.04
Last previous . . .
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917.
Is Cheerfully Made
Two Thirds On Maui Claim Exemption
But 383 Have No Excuse Against
Serving In Army- St. Anthony
Boys Help Board Complete Records
Out of a total of between 2i.on0 and
26,0iM) names registered last Tuesday
In the Territory, Maul furnished 3677.
This includes men of every nation
ality between the ages of 21 and 31
years, as called for by the selective
draft law. But out of this 3677 all
Iwt 1051 are aliens and not subject to
the draft. And out of the 1051 citizens
registered, all but 383, or almost, two
thirds, are listed as claiming exemp
tion for one reason or another. The
chief reason for exemptions Is de
It is reported that the total citizen
registration for the territory will run
about 8000, which at Maui's ratio of
claimed exemption will leave but
about 2500 eligible for the draft.
Exemption Claims May Fall
In view of the fact that the Wash
ington authorities in charge of the
draft have ordered very careful scru
tiny of all exemption claims, however,
it is qtilte possible that Hawaii's
eligible list may be considerably aug
mented over the present apparent
showing. The mere fact, for instance,
that a man has a wife does not neces
sarily mean he is exempt, because all
wives are not dependent for support
upon the husband.
Registration Day Quiet
The organization of registrars and
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An Internment Camp
German Citizens Being Released From
Jail But Required To Work On
Isolated Plantation Will Be Paid
Karl Woessler, the German citizen
arrested at the Occidental Hotel, ho
nolulu, for not having registered as an
alien enemy, is to be released from
jail but will be interned at the Ki
pahulu plantation, East Maui, until
the end of the war. A number of other
Germau subjects are already interned
there, where their labor is welcomed
owing to scarity of other nationalities
for the fields.
"We found that men were badly
needed at Kipahulu plantation," said
Marshal Smiddy "and as the law pro
vides that prisoners of war and intern
ed civilians of an alien enemy be put
to work under certain conditions, we
have decided to send these men to
Maui. They will be kept busy at work
for which they are fitted. If they can
do nothing but wield a hoe then they
will swing a hoe until the war is over.
They will, of course, be paid for their
Seven Teams Coming
For Harvest Home
Big Preparations On Foot For Annu
al Event Best Tennis Men Of
Honolulu To Come Bowling Also
Big Dance Will End Festivities
A week from tomorrow (August 11)
will be celebrated by the Hawaiian
Commercial & Sugar Company as its
annual Harvest Home festival. It
promises to be one of the most inter
esting of these events, which for ma
ny years has been a feature of the big
Arrangements for the celebration
are as usual in the hands of the Puu
nene Athletic Club, and the athletic
features are expected to be better
than usual, particularly in the tennis
tournament. Word has been received
from Honolulu that seven teams from
there will be up for the occasion.
Subject to change, the Honolulu
players will be Nowell and Cunha,
Macfarlane and Iliee, Knollenberg and
L. Judd, Guard and Cockus, Dr. Judd
and J. W. Waldron, A. Davis and part
ner, Castle and Hoogs.
Maui Line-Up Not Completed
The players to meet the visitors
have not yet been fully decided upon,
and in considerable measure will de
pend upon the wind-up of the handi
cap series which has been under way
for several weeks on the I'uunene
courts, and which will probably be
finished this week or the first of next.
Last year Maui won the tennis events
as well as all the other sport events,
and it is believed that an equally good
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Stork Company To
Still Do Business
F. P. Rdsccrans Says Nothing Crooked
Hall And Corell Had Hard Luck
But Stick To Contract Expect To
Get New Start Soon
"The Stork Company is a long way
from being dead. It has had to meet
some unexpected set-backs, but these
have about been overcome and the
business will be pushed. The board
of directors has just held a meeting
at which I made a report of my invest
igations while on the mainland. There
is nothing in most of the wild rumors
current about the affairs of the com
pany." Thin was in brief the statement of
V. P. Uosecrans, manager of Pala
Store, and one of the directors of the
Stork System of Savings & Supply
Company, Limited, who returned last
Friday from a trip to the mainland
during which ho went into the affairs
of the Stork company and its antece
dents very thoroughly.
Proctor Jumped His Contract
It has been currently known on Maui
for some months that the affairs of
the company had been badly shaken
by the withdrawal of II. F. Proctor,
chief promoter of the companv. who
with C. 13. Hall and J. J. Corell had
entered into a contract to push the
business on the mainland for a period
of 5 years on a fifty-fifty or even divi
sion of profits basis. The company
was organized and incorporated last
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Sister Ol Maui Woman
On Way To Battle Front
Miss Mabel Wilcox, a sister of Mrs
H. D. SloggeU, who left Honolulu on
the Wilhelniina this week on her way
to Baltimore where she will join the
Johns-Hopkins hospital unit of the
Red Cross which will leave shortly
for service in France, has been the
recipient of much commendation. The
Star-Bulletin has the following ac
count of her' decision:
"Miss Mabel Wilcox, Kauai's first
native daughter to start for the front
leaves this afternoon on the Wilhel
mina bound for France with the Red
Cross forces of the country.
"Miss Wilcox is a trained nurse of
the best education and experience.
She was graduated from John Hopkins
university and is going to the front
with members of her class. When
she returned to the islands she went
to work at her old home serving as
district nurse for the island of Kauai.
She has been of the greatest communi
ty value in this work. But when the
call for France came and she heard
of her classmates going forward, she
could not resist.
"Miss Wilcox is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox. The esteem
in which she is held on Kauai is best
expressed by one prominent citizen in
the comment, "She's a brick."
Mrs. Villiers Badly Hurt
By Fall Upon Mango Peel
Tlwough stepping upon a piece of
mango peel carelessly thrown upon
the sidewalk, Mrs. J. Charles Villiers,
wife of the rector of the Church of the
Good Shepherd, was seriously and
very painfully injured on Wednesday
night. The accident occured on Main
street just, below the bank, as she and
her daughter Miss Olive, were on their
way to the post office.
Mrs. Villiers was thrown with great
violence, striking her face upon the
curb. Her nose was broken by the
fall and she sustained such a severe
contusion on the forehead that it was
feared for a time her skull might have
been fractured. No serious consequ
ences are now anticipated, however,
though she will be confined to her bed
for some days. Although wearing
glasses at the time her eyes fortun
ately escaped injury.
Auto Man Coining Back
Next Week Hot In Fresno
Hairy Oesner, the well-known auto
mobile man who has been on a busi
ness trip to the mainland for the past
several weeks, is expected home by
the Maona next week. In writing to
friends he takes occasion to deny a
rumor to efiect that he did not intend
to return. He says further that he
has secured the direct agency for Ford
cars on Maui, and expects to push the
liivver for all it is worth when he gets
Oesnes stales that all California is
in the grip of a hot wave, with 114
registered at Fresno. Nothing is be
ing talked about in California except
the draft, he says.
I Maui Portuguese
Are Not Slackers
Report From Honolulu Is Denied By
Local Registration Board Belief
That Few Of Any Race On Maui
Deliberately Evaded Registration
The report sent out by the
wireless from Honolulu yester-
day afternoon to effect that
many Portuguese of Maui had
refused to register on Tuesday
is denied by the Maul registra-
"No such report was made by
th's board," declared Sheriff
Crowell when the matter was
called to his attention. "It is
possible that there may be a few
Portuguese that did not register
who should have done so, but
we have knowledge of very few
certainly not. enough to give
any grounds fcr such a report."
Dr. Osmers, another member
of the board was emphatic in
declaring the report to he with-
out reasonable grounds.
Some of the Portuguese in Kit-
la and upper Makawao are said
to have been considerably per-
turned over the registration
through the idea that was spread
in those communities that re-
gisterng was the same as enlist-
ing or being drafted for service,
but the iinpiession Is very gen-
eral among leople that should "
know that there ww- not mw
slackcr.-i for all thaf.
To Join Colors
Bertram Aiken Leaves Next Week To
Join Indiana Regiment Expects
Eaily Orders To France Colville
Robinson Of Same Company
Bertram Aiken, son of W. O. Aiken,
of Makawao, leaves Maui tomorrow
enroute to Ind'ana to join his regi
ment which has been called into ser
vice. He expects to sail from Hono
lulu by the Maui sailing next Wednes
day. Aiken, who joined an Indiana
company while at school, and served
on the Mexican border half a year or
more, has been home since last winter
but subject to, call at any time. He
received his summons last Sunday. He
believes that his regiment is to be
encamped near some seaport on Ihe
Atlantic and that they will be sent to
France sometime this fall..
Colville Robinson, another Maui
boy, the son of Henry Robinson, of
I'aia ,is a member of the same com
pany as is Aiken. He is in school in
Indiana at the present time.
Red Cross Entainment
Proves Pleasing Success
The Red Cross entertainment at the
Paia Community House last Saturday
night was a success in every way. The
hall was well filled and a good sum
was realized for the war charity.
The one act play "The Bracelet,"
was exceedingly well handled by the
cast of amateurs, and forieed the chief
feature of ihe evening. The leading
roles were especially well taken by
Mrs. R. P. Harbold, Mrs. G. S. Aiken,
Miss Violet Searby, Miss Oriei Rot)in-
son, Messrs. Ralph Walker, Allan Par
nialee, Kenneth Smith, and David
Mrs. Helen Mar Linton's reading of
the "Lost Silk Hat,, by Lord Dunsany,
was much appreciated, as was also the
fancy dancing by Mrs. Harbold and
The recitation by Master Norris
Brown Harbold, "The Flag Goes By."
was a good number ,and the closing
national anthem sung by the audience,
was augmented most pleasingly by
Mrs. Harbold, Hag-draped as Columbia.
Among the passengers who depart
ed for Honolulu Monday night by the
Mauna Kea were Mrs. J. C. Lorenzen,
sister of Mrs. Rose Kcpoikai, Miss
Miriam Kinney, daughter of Superin
tendent of Public Instruction H. W.
Kinney; Miss Emma Holt, daughter of
H. H. Holt; Miss Healani O. Lloyd,
daughter of City Deputy and County
Auditor of Honolulu; and Mrs. 11. E.
Murray, wife of the superintendent of
Honolulu water works. All have been
extensively entertained by friends and
relatives during the past three weeks,
and their departure is regretted very
Weber Now Held As
Poison Bottle Did Not Contain An
thrax Germs Object Of Visit To
Ililo Still Mystery Why He Was
Suspected Also Not Known
Max Weber, the time-keeper of the
Pioneer Mill Company, who was ar
rested last week as he was leaving
the Mauna Kea at Ililo, is now in
Honolulu where he was taken by the
United States authorities. He is now
in prison and it is stated that he will
probably be held there indefinitely as
a precautionary move.
Sensational statements wirelessed
to the other Islands to effect that
Weber had a bottle of anthrax cul
ture in his possession were not gene
rally credited. The bottle labeled
"poison" taken from him was tested
microscopically as a precaution but
was found not to contain anthrax. It
is believed to be a remedy for a cer
Little importance is attached to the
fact that Weber had a number of Ger
man war bonds in his possession. The
few cartridges in his baggage are also
not explained, but are not taken as
Just what grounds caused Weber's
arrest have not come to light, though
It is stated that be is to be held as a
"person dangerous to the public peace
and safety". Nor has the object of
Weber's two trps to flawaii been
learned. It is reported that he pro
bably will not be permitted to go to
a plantation camp for detention as has
been done with other German sub
jects. Weber is reported to have been on
Hawaii some weeks ago when his
movements were noted as mysterious.
At that time, he was traced to the
Glenwood experimental station where
he disappeared for several days, dur
ing which time he cannot be account
ed f ir. It is further stated that when
he landed in Hilo, Weber is said to
have been badly upset and to have
wept bitterly when arrested. The
wireless statement that he was a
friend of Martin Grune, the former
national guard officer who resigned
because lie "would not fight against
Germany", has proved to be incorrect.
Workman Loses Both Eyes
When Powder Explodes
Taba Kogl, the Japanese quarry
man who was caught by a premature
explosion of a blast in the railroad
cut at Camp 1, a week ago last Satur
day, has lost the sight of both of his
eyes as a result of accident. This is
the report from the I'uunene hospital
where the Injured man was taken for
According to report Kogi was caught
by a charge which had failed to ex
plode. He had been warned to not
work near the place, but as soon as
the luna had left he attempted to drill
out tlie charge. Several other work
men were injured by the same explos
ion but not so seriously.
Shows Good Year
New Beach House And Tennis Courts
Valuable Donations Extension
Work Has Shown Promising Re
sultsHead Worker Reports
The development of extension work
of the instiiut'on, and plans for the
Liiu.e in this direction, occupies an
important part ol the annual report of
L. It. Mathews, head worker of the
Alexander House Settlement recently
made to the directors.
"The Extension Work of the Settle
ment has been the field most changed
in the past year", says the report. "At
the beginning of the year the writer
was Boy Scout Commissioner for Maui
md conducted classes at the High
School in HamaUuapoko. . We now
have eight troops of Boy Scouts, four
sets of playground apparatus have
iH-en erected, one on our own grounds
and three in plantation camps and in
addition to this six other play cent
ers have been operated by us. I re
coiMin -niled that an assistant for Mr.
Corson be placed in the Gninasiutn
for some of the afternoon work allow
ing us to extend our activities to in
clude the following: High School at
Hamakuapoko, llaiiiakuapoko Camp,
Grammar School at Hamakuapoko,
Matinaolu Seminary, Paia School,
Spfeckelsville,, rutineiie, Kahului,
W'aihee, Filipino Camp, Wailuku;
Wailuku School, Waikapu and Lahai
miluua, making iourtteii play tenters.
In the cast- of the schools these play
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JAPANESE MAY ENLIST
IN ARMYSAYS REPORT
Allies Offensive Checked By Big Rains Russians Still
Retreating Though Reports Indicate Situation
Is Improving Government May Take All Ameri
can Shipping And Transports
SEATTLE, August 3 Representative of Provost Marshal General
Crowder announces that alien applicants for registration who do not
claim exemption will he allowed to enlist in national army. The provi
sion includes also Japanese.
NEW YORK, August 3 Rain and morasses has checked Allies'
advance not German's who arc demoralized. Monday, Tuesday and
yesterday Germans countered heavily against British northeast of Pop
recht. P.rilish artillery and machine guns greeted attackers adding heavi
ly to casualties. Attacks uneffectivc. One day of sttshine will he requir
ed to allow realinement of Allies' Vims and to permit' airmen to locate
Germans' re-disposition. ,
Teutons advancing in Galicia wnJi Russians steadily falling back
on 100 mile front. Austrians are takinV many villages in Bukowina.
SAX FRANCISCO, August 3 LioAel Hart released on $1000 bail.
Is suffering from lumbago contracted recently in Peking. McDuffie is
returning, probably on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, August 3 Senate puts consumption tax on sugar
back to half cent to provide for tax on large slocks of sugar. Con
ferees to forestal hording. No anticipation of consumption tax on
small stocks. Exemption probably to be debated next week.
National collegiate athletic association decided on active athletics
throughout war. P.aker says such is desirable as preliminary training.
Reports indicate marriage brokers are supplying wives for slackers.
Gen. Crowder formally instructs selection boards that recent marriages
will not be a ground for exemption.
Nomination of Colby as chairman of shipping board is favorably
SAN FRANCISCO, August 3 Three hundred in officers training
camp dismissed yesterday, and 250 more will be today on various
grounds of disqualification.
BUTTE, Mont., August 3 Lynchers have not been traced. It is
understood Miss Rankin has requested federal authorities to trace the
matter. Further troubles are expected.
HONOLULU, August 2 Reported many Portugues of Maui re
fused to register. Marshal Smiddy will commence rounding up slack
ers next Tuesday. No exceptions. Must register or go to jail.
Announced II. Gooding Field has located deficit of $49,000 in
municipal finances through over-appropriations. Republicans and de
mocrats both saj' it is up to city attorney if law has been broken.
WASHINGTON, August 2 Announced federal government is on
point of commandeering all American merchantmen for transports and
supply service in Atlantic. Seizures to include Pacific where Japanese
and neutrals will replace American bottoms during the war.
LONDON, August 2 Pad weather continues to delay Flanders
Kaiser in statement congratulates Prince Rupprecht on success in
repulsing Allies. ,
PETROGRAI), August 2 Inspired by reports of woman battalion
fighting, thousands of women are (locking to colors here in Moscow,
Kiev, and elsewhere. 1200 enroled here.
Russian government is now reorganized. Gen. KornilolT hhs be
come commander-in-chief succeeding BrusiloiT. Revolt is crushell.
TOKIO, August 2 Big floods in Yang Tse Valley China. Hun
dreds of villages submerged and loss of life believed will be in thousands.
PARIS, August 2 Three French ships submarined this week.
Total arrivals, 1008; departures, 1072.
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS, August 2 American hospital
unit is assisting behind battle front in Flanders.
COPENHAGEN, August 2 Kaiser's proclamation to people says
"Must continue fight furnished arms. People are assured that German
blood and zeal will not be gambled away for an empty shadow or ambi
tious schemes of conquest or subjugation, but in defense of a strong,
free empire wherein children may live securely. If enoy vishes to
prolong the war the punishment will weigh heavier with hinhan us."
WIRLEESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Sugar Trice at N. Y. 96 degrees
Lwa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Coiapany
Mineral Products Company
Honolu'u Consolidated Oil Company
L'ngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway t Iand Company
Mutual Telephone Company
M. AUGUST 3, 1917.