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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917.
On The Other Islands
Want Soldiers To Guard Wharf
To avoid any possible loos of sugar
from wilful damage, the Ililo Hoard
of Trade yesterday decided to ask
Capt. McNab, officer commanding
Company D, Twenty-firth Infantry,
to place an armed guard on Kuhio
II. B. Mariner, In bringing the mat
ter before the attention of the board,
said there was between $500,000 and
fl.000,000 worth of sugar lying on
the wharf unguarded, and urged that
action be taken for its protection.
President G. H. Vicars read a let
ter from General Treat In Honolulu
stating that as there appeared little
necessity for a military body to be
stationed in Hilo, It was contemplat
ed taking the men away.
Hope was expressed by members
of the board that the request for an
armed guard on Kuhio wharf would
be sufficient inducement for the men
to remain here for some time to
The heirs at law of A. P. Kua, the
Hawa'ian boy lost in the submarin
ing of the Kansan, stand to receive
$1800 Insurance on his life. Accord
Ing to a statement by Secretary Dan
iels, a policy of $!)2,4fiO, written by the
l!ureau of War Risk Insurance of the
treasury department for the American
Hawaiian Steamship Co., covered the
master, seven officers and 46 mem
bers of the crew of this vessel. Pre
miums for seamen's insurance aro
paid by the owners of vessels. As a
result, the estates of the four men
who lost their lives will recover sums
Severe Quakes Rock Big Island
This city was visited last Saturday
evening shortly after eight o'clock,
by one of the severest earthquakes
that has been experienced here for
many years. The theaters were jam
med with people and as the houses
began to creak and sway, the crowds
sat in perfect order, no attempt be
ing made to stampede. The first
intimation that an earthquake was
on, came in the way of a long, trem
ble 'which increased until It shook
bu'ldings to their very foundations,
subsiding in the same manner In
which it had come.
At twenty minutes past two Sun-
day morning, a second shock came,
and whether it was the thru the
thoughts of the one in the early
part of the night, or whether the sec
ond one was more severe, there were
many who ran half asleep from their
houses. In Puueo, the shock was felt
more severaly, in one instant, a book'
case being danced across the floor,
while in another home, crockery
smashed. Hawaii Post.
Henderson For Promotion
Subject to the approval of the
Governor, James Henderson, manager
of the Hawaii Mill Company, Ltd.,
Piihonua, will represent the Island
of Hawaii on the Hawaii Promotion
Committee for the next term. Mr.
Henderson's nomination was agreed
. upon by an unanimous vote of the
Hilo Board of Trade last week. Geo.
H. Vicars, the present representative
from Hawaii, has resigned.
examinations at Fort Shafter, has sent
forward his application for service in
the medical reserve corps. He served
until recently as surgeon-general of the
Kauai Nat'onal Guard.
Ball Player Has Narrow Escape
HILO, July 28 Nushida, the "boy
wonder," pitcher of the J. A. C, who
was seriously injured by a fly ball at
Mooheau Park Wednesday afternoon.
Is Improving and his recovery probably
will be complete within a few days.
The Davlcs and Co., boys were parctis
ing on the diamond and a sharp low
liner, knocked out. by John Kapozo
hit Nushida, who was standing on the
Ide lines, squarely between the eyes.
The unconscious player was immedi
ately taken to the Hilo Hospital, where
lie was put under the care of Dr. Sex
ton and several efficient nurses. He
was not restored to consciousness,
however, until Thursday afternoon,
Burglars Rob Store In Hilo
HILO, July 29 The first burglary
reported in Hilo for some time was
committed Friday night when mid
night marauders broke into T. O.
Dranga's store on Front Street. They
got $o in coin and eight watches. .
That the night-prowlers were ama
teurs is evident by the fact that in the
very next drawer to where the money
was taken were two bags containing
$100 in silver. To open this drawer,
however, it is necessary to use a pair
of pincers, the knob having been lost.
In a nearhv case there was also a
quantity of diamond and gold rings to
gether with a large assortment of val
uable jewelrv. None of these was tak
en, nor any clothing.
Piatt Cooke Hauling
Ammunition To Trenches
Stork Company To
Still Do Business
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HONOLULU, July 27. Because
twenty-four hours after the accident. tm,re wa3 no work for them to do
ll.s condition now is reported to of when they arrived in France, a number
of Honolulu boys, Including Piatt
Cooke, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cooke
of this c'ty, went into the munitions
transport service and are now daily
risking their lives by driving huge
motor trucks laden with shells, from
the suddIv denot back of the lines. UD
Hilo May Have Paid Fire Department , tne actual firing of the Allied guns,
improving and with the best of care
his recovery ought to be complete
within a few days. It is said how
ever, that if the ball had hit the boy
a ltttle lower than where it did the
accident might have been fatal.
HILO. Julv 28 If the board of su
pervisors act on the suggestion made
bv C. C. Castcndyko to the Board of
Trade yesterday, II'Io will probably
have a paid fire department within a
very short time. Mr. Castendyke's re
port, as chairman of a committee to in
vestigate this question, has been for
warded to the board of supervisors for
consideration at their next meeting.
Briefly, the report urges the local
supervisors 1o appropriate sulTicient
funds not only to have two paid fire
fighters premanently stationed here,
hut to ask that Fire Chief Thurston of
Honolulu come here to advise on the
best procedure to adopt.
It was pointed out at yesterday's
meeting that Samuel Kauhane, chair
man of the board of supervisors,
would hack Mr. Castendyke's recom
mendation when the matter came up
for discussion with his colleagues.
William Greger, chief inspector of
the territorial harbor board, employ
ed on the new pier work in Honolu
lu, was "fired" on Monday morning by
W. R. Hobby, chairman of the board
for alleged insubordination. The trou
ble between the two men has been of
some standing. Greger had held the
position for between. 2 and 3 years.
Foster Father Assaults
Daughter Is Shot
After shooting his foster daughter,
a girl of 16, twice once in the should
er and once in the neck John Ena
Makaloa, of Kalihi, Honolulu was
perhaps fatally shot in the struggle
which took place for possession of the
revolver. The shooting occured last
Monday morning, and are said to have
been due to advances of the man
which the girl spurned. He Is not ex
pected to recover.
running through the fire of the en
This news Is contained In a letter
recently received from young Cooke
by his parents, and refutes con
clusively assertions that the college
boys who joined the Ambulance corps
did so to get into war work which
would place them in the least danger.
Cooke's letter says that he and
many other students of the Yale unit.
who, when they reached France and
found there were no ambulances
ready for them to drive, joined the
munitions transport service. Their
work is driving trucks laden with mu
nitions from the supply depots at the
end of the railway line up to the actu
al firing line. The boys went through
a preliminary period of training for
the new work and are at it today, for
the honor of France and the United
Queen's Hospital Nurse Dies
Refusing to the last to divulge the
name of the man responsible for her
condition, Miss Florence Berg, a nurse
at the Queen s Hospital died on Tues
day at a private. sanitarium as the re
sult of a criminal operation perform
ed upon her some 9 days previously.
The young woman is said to have been
an excellent nurse and to have borne
an excellent reputation up to the time
that she was forced to resign on ac
count of her condition.
The hospital authorities have, In a
way not clear, tried to connect Mrs.
William Moe, formerly also a nurse
at the' hospital, with the case. Mrs.
Moe is the nurse who charges that the
hospital kitchen has been in the habit
of feeding interned German sailors,
and of having 'supplied an elaborate
luau for German prisoners from the
PAIA FINISHES GRINDING
Maul Agricultural Company com
pleted its grinding season last Satur
day with a total output for the year
of 35,750 tons as against an estimate
of 35,000. The record for this season
Is 1739 tons better than last year and
second only to that of 1915 which was
winter with capital of $150,000, all
paid in, and with some 125 share
holders, practically all Maui people.
Troctor, Hall and Corell went to the
mainland last spring, but shortly after
reaching there Troctor is alleged to
have severed his connection with the
concern, leaving Hall and Corell to
swing it alone. They went first to
Seattle, but were delayed for weeks
in getting their parahernalia from
Denver. The northwest coast, accord
ing to Rosecrans, was feeling the
effects of the war boom less than any
other part of the United States, and
the weather was also against the en
terprise, which didn't take very well.
When Rosecrans was there, the head
quarters had been moved back to Den
ver again and Hall and Corell expect
ed to soon have things moving ahead
"I made it my business to run down
all suggestions that Proctor or anyone
else had been crooked in the matter
of promoting the company," paid Rose
crans, "and to that end I traced things
back to their origin in Leavenworth,
Kansas. The copy-rights and other
titles which the company bought are
all bonafide. There is nothing wrong
except that Proctor broke his contract
and there is nothing legally wrong in
"But it handicapped Charlie and Jim
(Hall and Corell.) They possibly
made a mistake in leaving Colorado
where the scheme was known and had
been established, and taking it into an
entirely new part of the country.
They were also handicapped for lack
of working capital." .
What Company Is
The Maul people who organized the
company, paid $150,000 for the copy
rights for a scheme of getting paid
for furnishing new customers to re
tail merchants and to banks. It is
something on the plan of the well
known trading stamp idea. The com
pany brought a family as a new custom
er to a merchant. For all purchases
the customer received script (furnish
ed by the company) to value of 5 per
cent of the purchase. This script
was accepted by a bank as cash, credit
ed to a child as a savings account,
drawing 4 percent interest, and not
removable from the bank till the child
became 15 years of age. ' At the same
t'jne the bank charged the merchant's
account with the amount. For the
privilege of getting this new account,
the merchant paid the company 75
cents and the bank 50 cents. The
plan Is so cleverly drawn as to become
parctically automatic after it is start
ed, and the copy-rights on forms and
the idea is said to insure the company
of getting its profit.
Proctor, who is a malihinl, who
brought the plan to the Islands in
connection with C. B. Hall, of Hono
lulu, claims to have bought the full
rights to it for $125,000 from the ori
gintors who had II In successful opera
tion in about 16 Colorado cities. He
kept. $25,000 of the stock in the new
company as his share for floating the
enterprise, and it is understood dis
posed of most of it before leaving the
Hall And Correll Stick
Rosecrans denied emphatically ru
mors said to be current in Honolulu
to effect that Hall and Corell had
"thrown the company down" also.
They have been at heavy expense, he
declared, and have been up against
it but are still game. They plan to
employ a force of high grade men and
to push the work vigorously. The
company now has under consideration
a suggest'on to give the agents a high
er share of the proceeds than the one
half originally agreed to.
Under the original contracts, the
agents guaranteed to return to the
company dividends equal to 20 percent
of the capital stock the first year, 30
percent, the second yenr, and 40 per
cent the third year.
Did Not See Proctor
Mr. Rosecrans states that he did not
see Proctor during his trip and does
not know where he is at the present
time. In leaving the company, how
ever, Proctor simply violated his con
tract, Rosecrans says, because the
contract was made non-negotiable, and
Proctor could not sell it.
MOTOR FEES VARY
WIDELY IN STATES
It cost motor-vehicle owners in the
United States in 1916 an average of
$7.36 per car for registration and
license fees, according to figures com
piled by the Office of Public Roads,
United States Department of Agricul
ture, in Circular 73, Just Issued, Auto
mobile Registrations, Licenses, and
Revenues in the United States, 1916.
New Hampshire secured in 1916 a
cross revenue of $19.67 and Vermont
$19.02 for every motor car, while
Minnesota, where the registration is
for a 3-year period, received only
about 50 cents annually for each car.
In South Carolina and Texas no annu
al registration fees were required.
No well-developed and definite basis
exists for determining in a logical
manner the fees to which different
cars shall be subject. In some States
the fee is based on the net weight of
the vehicle; in others, the carrying
capacity, the horse power, or some
combination of these factors is used.
Requirements for registration or licen
sing of chauffeurs, owner operators,
and dealers vary widely. In most
States motor cars are taxed also as
personal property. In Idaho, Iowa,
Michigan, New York, Oklahomo, Penn
sylvania, and Vermont the registration
fees are in lieu of all other taxes.
The tendency recently is to increase
the registration fees required for
motor trucks, usually in proportion to
weight, in view of the deteriorating
effects of heavy truck traffic on roads.
1917 Indian Motorcycles-Honolulu Prices
Powerplus twin cylinder, cradle $295.00 $305.00
spring frame, 3 speed model.
Develops 15 to 18 horsepower
on dynamometer test.
Powerplus twin cylinder, cradle $335.00 $345.00
spring frame, 3 speed model,
with complete electrica
equipment including amme
ter. Develops 15 to 18 horse
power on dynamometer test.
Improved side car with adjust- $100.00 $110.00
Standard delivery van with ad
justable axle, body dlmem
justable axle, body dimen
sions 40" long, 21" wide, 21"
high, metal cover with latch.
$130.00 cash and
$145.00 cash and
ments of $25.-
$50.00 cash and
payments o f
$50.00 cash and
payments o f
E. O. HALL & SON, LIMITED
DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
The engagement of Mrs. G. F. Mayd
well, of Hilo, and Prof. T. A. Jaggar,
director of the volcano observatory,
has been announced. The marriage is
expected to take place in the early
The law firm of Thompson, Milver-
ton & Cathcart has been dissolved.
Attorney Cathcart left in the Wilhel-
m'na for the mainland and will be
gone some time. On his return it is
expected that he and Attorney Frank
E. Thompson will resume the practise
of law as partners. Attorney Fred W.
Milverton will leave shortly and will
make his home in San Francisco.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO.'S
'fjf J ) '. I P'JM, ' ",'L .j HP I ii " i .1 n i
Dr. Frank L. Putnam, of Lihue,
Kauai, who completed on Monday his
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