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LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
per lb. per ton
Today's Quotation 6.90 $138.00
Last Previous 7.02 140.20
From Orient: Shinyo Maru, 28.
From Coast: Manoa, Oct. 2.
For Coast: Maul, Oct. 3.
WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1917.
MAILS NEXT WEEK
(To Arrit and Leave Honolulu)
The Wailuku Mill
Warehouse Space Greatly Enlarged
General Overhauling Machinery
Garage Concrete Flumes On Dit
ches Despite the discouragements inci
dent to the drought, which is proving
it serious blow to most Maul planta
tions, Manager H. D. 1'enhallow, ot
the Wailuku Sugar Co., lias planned
and is carrying out numerous, import
ant between-season improvements at
the mUl, along the Irrigation ditches
and In camp schemes. The innova
tions are, in most cases, safeguards
against eventualities, as well as being
In the nature of Improvements of per
The most conspicuous improvement
(and one of the most important, per
haps) is to be noted at the mill, where
a thirty-foot section is being added to
the storage space, making the sugar
warehouse 207 by 80 feet in dimen
sions. In this space can be stored
8,000 tons of sugar, and by adding the
railroad alley the capacity will be in
creased to 11,000 tons. In order to
get the length of 237 feet in the pres
ent storeroom the Hersey drier, which
has been discarded, will be moved
out, as well as other impedimenta.
It is the intention, also, to shift the
conveyor so that in place of running
lengthwise of the old storeroom it
will be set on an advantageous angle.
One of the railway sidvngs will be
Bhifted to the left and relaid outside
of the new section of the sugar house.
The importance of this increase In
warehouse capacity will at once occur
when one thinks of the probable
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THE MAUI BOARD
Made Best Record In Registration
Work Instruction As To Future
Duties Green Coming To Maui
Sheriff Crowell has received the fol
lowing letter from the chairman of the
Selective Draft Board:
I have been unable to write to you
for some time either in a business way
or personally. The principal reason
for this has been that I have been so
rushed with the preparation for the
drawing that It has seemed to me Im
possible to attend to most of the de
tails. Fortunately, I am now In a po
sition to clean it up.
In the first place, I should like to
congratulate you and your Board upon
the excellent' work which you per
formed during registration. It Is by
long odds, the very best done in the
Territory and you deserve all the
praise possible from the government
and this office.
As usual, the reward for good work
is the chance to do more good work
and as a consequence you have been
appointed by the Governor together
with your colleagues as the local
Board of Exemption for the County of
Maui. Of this you have already had
notification officially, and I have al
ready forwarded to you a letter of
instructions as to the formation of
your organization. Under the regula
tions the Board of Registration for
your County has ceased to exist as
soon as the organization of your local
Exemption Board is perfected. The
local Exemption Board thereupon and
thereafter functions as a Board of
Exemptions and also as a Registra
tion Board, and all matters of registra
tion occurring in the County must be
(Continued on Page Eight.)
The baseball games Sunday were
one-sided end lacking in ginger. In
the initial go the A. A. C's had a
walkover, scoring 10, to 1 for the Jap
anese. The second . contest was also
onesided, the Portuguese scoring 14,
to 3 for i ho Hawaiis.
The situation now is that should the
Portuguese defeat the C. A. C's a
week from Sunday those two teams
will be tied for first place.
Of Wailuku Store
An Employee Tries To Rob Safe Of
Hardware & Crockery Co.
But Is Caught
Paul Chuck, for eight months an
employee of the Wailuku Hardware &
Grocery Co., was arrested early Satur
day morning and on Monday was com
mitted to the grand jury on a charge
According to his own story, told to
the police, Chuck went upstairs in the
store between 7 and 8 o'clock in the
evening and hid himself. At about
9 o'clock, after everything was closed,
he unbolted the side door and went
to his home, his purpose being to
throw off the suspicious of other per
sons living there. To the latter he
stated that he was going to take a
run over to Lahaina.
At about 10:30 he went back to the
store, entering by the unbolted door
which he had closed behind him when
departing earlier in the night. Get
ting tools from the store he sawed off
the hinges of the outer door of
the safe, and succeeded in opening
that door. The inner door, however,
proved not so easy to get at, and he
worked on it until about 3 a. m. with
out results. Becoming tired, he open
ed the door of the building again and
went outside, where he was seen by
the police. The latter, noting that
he was acting queerly, placed him un
der arrest and the confession follow
ed. So far as is known, nothing in the
store, was taken, the sole object of
the would-be burglar seeming to have
had to do with cash in the safe.
It is understood that Chuck was to
have been married Saturday evening.
Light Showers Reach
Sections Of Maui
During the week there have been
both day and night showers on the
mountains of Maui, and night showers
on quite a few sections of the lower
lands. In the Haiku homestead region
light rains have fallen every nifcht,
while in Wailuku and towards Wai
hee there was a refreshing shower
about 9:30 last night. There has not
been sufficient precipitation on any
part of tillable areas, however, to
even temporarily satisfy, although in
all sections favored the showers have
been of benefit. Lahaina and neigh
borhood have had no rain whatever.
The situation on Maui still very
bad, although the showers of the week
have revived hopes that good rains
are now close at hand.
For The Children
"The Birds' Christmas Carol,"
dramatized by Kate Douglas Wiggin,
will be presented by a cast of fourteen
people, half of whom are children, un
der the direction of Mrs. T. B. Linton,
in Wailuku, early in December. It
Is in three acts, is a full evening's
program and will be staged for the en
tertainment of Maui children.
More complete announcements lat
The U. S. S. Alert
The U. S. S. Alert will arrive at
Lahaina tomorrow on a practice cruise
coming from the station at Pearl Har
bor. Sunday afternoon, in Wailuku, be
ginning at 3 o'clock, a game of base
ball will be played between the Alerts
and a picked Maui team, assembled
by George Cummings. This should be
a contest well worth seeing, as the
picked team will be a strong one and
the Alert has a fast nine.
The visit of the Alert to Maui will
be of interest for another reason:
There are several Maui boys aboard
of her. Those known to be in the
crew are Archie I!al, Antonu Dorego,
Jr., and Keehu.
Sheriff Crowell met the police of
Makawao this morning and instructed
them in regard to certain work to be
carried out In the immediate future.
In The Schools
To September 21
It has not been possible to get the
registrations in the schools of Maka
wao district, as of last Friday. The
figures will be published later. Fol
lowing are the numbers of children in
the srhools of the other districts of
this island and Molokai:
Camp 10 60
Kamehameha III . . 535
Haou ,. . 73
Hilo Y. M. I. Teams
May Not Come Here
Drafting on the big island will take
place on the first of next month, and
the examination board will probably
not be through for at least two weeks
thence. A. A. Kels is in receipt of a
letter from J. G. Andrews, manager
of the Y. M. I. team, stating that he
will get in touch with the Board of
Examiners and see whether they can
be examined before leaving for Maui.
It is hoped that things will turn out
O. K. and that the Hiloites make the
proposed trip to this island. Should
they come, the Maui folk will be treat
ed to some classy and exciting ball
games. The Y. M. I. team is by far
a much better nine than the Hilo J.
A. C's, who visited Wailuku some
time ago. The Y. M. I.'s are coming
to Maui to avenge the defeat sustain
ed by the Japanese ball team. Will
The basket-ball game between the
Y. M. I. and Kahului will in all pro
bability, be staged at the Wailuku
Gymnasium instead of the Kahului
Community Hall, as the former will
accomodate a much larger crowd. A
large gathering is expected at these
games, for they give promise of being
exciting and full of thrills.
Succumbs To Illness
W. E. K. Maikai, a well known Haw
aiian of Wailuku, died at 3:15 Sunday
afternoon after an illness of about
two months. The funeral took place
on Monday. Deceased left a widow
and four children.
During his life Maikai had been a
fisherman, then a school teacher, later
a policeman and, finally, was running
a poi factory.
It is understood that the schooner
Albert Meyers, which sailed from Ho
nolulu this week for the Sound, will
return to Kahului with a cargo of
lumber. It is probable that she will
bring two or three further lumber
cargoes to this port.
Results To Date
Games Proving Very Interesting Draw
ing Large Crowds Of Fans
Matches Still To Be Played In The
The mixed tennis doubles, being
played off under the auspices of the
Puunene Athletic Club on the vari
ous courts of the island, have been
treating considerable interest among
the Maui tennis fans. Considerable
speculation as to which team will win
is noted the stronger teams of the
tournament being Sawyer-Chilling-worth,
Matches played to date have been
as follows: First round Walsh-Be-vins
defeated Hardy-Stanley; Kawyer
Chillingworth defeated Burns-Deijiert :
McLaren-Robinson defeated Rose-crans-Parker;
ed Cnmpbcll-Gillan,; Schoenberg-My-hand
defeated Bovins-Villiers; Mr-Kenz!e-Searby
Laren; Chillingworth-Taylor defeated
Lillico-Gesner; Deinert-Wodehouse de
feated Rattray-Schoenberg; Baldwin
Thompson defeated Thompson-Hair;
Burns-McPhee defeated Aiken-Campbell;
Rietow-Vetleson defeated Hoef-fer-Baldwin;
feated Value-Fitzgerald.. Second
round: Sawyer-Chillingworth defeat
ed Walsh-Bevins; McKenzie-Searby,
Matches In the first round still un
played are as follows: Taylor-Weight
vs. McLaren-Foster, Engle-Cough vs.
Chatterton-Hoffman, Blalr-Hansen vs.
Weight-Rosecrans, Weight-Von Temp
sky vs. Lindsay-Boyum.
Grand Hotel Case
Nearing The End
Prominent Citizens Called To Honolulu
By Wireless Property May Be
Turned Into A Hospital For Jap
anese Definite News Expected
Although nothing of a definite char
acter has come through by wireless,
it is believed that the case of the
Grand Hotel, Wailuku, is nearing its
conclusion. In the Federal court at Ho
nolulu, and that a settlement will be
reached tomorrow. It must be under
stood that this is, more or less, con
jecture and is based entirely upon
certain developments of the week.
A few days ago wireless messages
were received at Wailuku calling for
all the papers In the Grand Hotel
proceedings. The documents were
sent over the same night.
On Wednesday U. S. Marshal Smid
dy sent wireless messages to Frank
F. Baldwin, D. C. Lindsay, W. II. Field
and Wm. T. Robinson, requesting
their presence in Honolulu the follow
ing morning. All except Mr. Baldwin
caught the steamer the same night and
are now over there.
Rumors are flying thick and fast as
to the nature of the probable adjust
ment of the case. One theory is to
the effect that the Grand will be pur
chased and turned into a Japanese
hospital. This is more or less of an
old 'story, but is probably one of the
plans upon which those interested
Definite news regarding the matter
should reach here Sunday morning.
Lumber Cargo Arrives
The American schooner A. M. Bax
ter arrived at Kahului. Thursday morn
ing from Seattle, bringing 600,000 feet
It will be gratifying to know that a
cut of 20 per cent was made on the
cost of this lumber and that the local
trade will be given the benefit of the
decline in price.
DRAFT BOARD MEETS
A meeting of the selective draft
board was held late Friday, with Chair
man Crowell in the chair. W. F. Ka
ae was elected permanent secretary
and Dr. Win. Osmers examining mem
ber. Attorney E. R. Bevins has been
appointed exemption agent.
TODAY'S AND LATEST
NEWS BY WIRELESS
Atlantic City Members of the American Rankers Association
cheered address of Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia
University, when he demanded that Congress exercise constitutional
lights and expell La Follette. "Might as well put poison in food of
every boy embarking for Europe as to permit this man to make war upon
ration from the very halls of Congress," he said.
ALL BIG AMERICAN SHITS TAKEN
Washington Every American merchantman of 2500 tons dead
weight will be requisitioned by government on October 15th, according
to announcement of shipping board which declares they are needed for
Atlantic work. This gives shipping board capacity in excess 2,000,000
tons, of which half is already requisitioned.
MAY USE JAPANESE BOTTOMS
Honolulu The above will effect everything in Hawaiian trade ex
cept Inter-Island ships. Expected that announcement means that agree
ment was reached with Ishii, whereby Japanese merchantmen will
handle trans-pacific trade and Japanese navy will police Pacific waters.
Also results in sharp cut in freight rates and suspension of the coast
wise shipping law, leaving Japanese, British and Dutch liners able to
carry passengers to and from San Francisco.
THAT THREE BILLION LOAN
Washington MacAdoo announces detals of $3,000,000,000 loan
subscription which opens October 1st, maturing in 25 years. Redeem
able option Secretary of Treasury after 10 years. Issued in de
nominations $50 and multiples of $50, 4 percent payable November 15th
and May 15th of each year. Terms payment 2 percent on application,
18 percent November 15th, 40 percent December 14th, 40 percent
January 15th. Extends privilege of converting bonds by succeeding
issue, leaving higher interest.
Inquiry into whether German money used to influence Congress
will probably be proposed today in resolution sponsored by rules com
mittee and supported by democratic leaders. Demands for such investi
gation overwhelms House.
WOMAN FLIES HIGH
Peoria Duth Law broke altitude record for women, 14,700 feet.
Previous record her own, 12,800.
ROOSEVELT ON LA FOLLETTE'S TRAIL
Racine, Wis. Roosevelt has entered La Follette's state. Two big
meetings applauded his criticism of Senator's actions. Senator Philips
introducing Roosevelt refered to loyalty of Wisconsin. Rushed volun
teers at first call, oversubscribed loan, made ready response to draft.
Colonel addresses league of Wisconsin municipalities which passed re
solution calling for expulsion of La Follette from Senate. Spoke later
to overflow meeting.
BRITISH REPORTS VERY BRIEF
London Haig reports yesterday make only brief reference to fight
ing. British holding ground. Says seven German counters repulsed
Wednesday and 1600 prisoners taken. Crown Prince was repulsed on
AJsne front and at Verdun and greater part of French front.
Honolulu United States Senators accepting Hawaii's invitation to
date to visit the Islands are: King, of Utah, Meyers, of Montana; Poin
dexter, of Washington; Curtis, of Kansas, Beckham, of Kentucky;
Kendrick, of Wyoming, and Harding, of Ohio. Conditional acceptances
leccivcd are from New, of Indiana; Pomerene, of Ohio; Broussard, of
Louisiana. Eighteen Representatives have accepted to date.
THE FIGHTING IN FLANDERS
LONDON The British continue to thrust back the counter at
tacks of the Germans in Flanders and are gaining ground. Both sides
suffer heavily in battle, although the Germans the worst. Heavy fight
ing is now in progress in the Polygonc wood where the Australians are
holding the lines.
ARGENTINE ANXIOUS TO FIGHT
Buenos Ayrcs The greatest demonstration in history was held here
today. Two hundred thousand people were in it, and headed by senators,
demanded that war be declared on Germany.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M.
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
lUoneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company ..
Engels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian I'ineapple Company
Oahu Railway &. Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
SEPTEMBER 28, 1917.