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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1917.
Accused Men Plead
Guilty By Wholesale
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l'aul Chuck was Riven not loss Ihnn
three years for burglary in the lirst
decree. This is the young part-Chinese
who tried to roll the safe of the Wai
luku Hardware & Grocery Co. n few
l'at l'erochu, burglary in the second
degree, was also given not less than
The Fernandez case, referred to
above, was set for Monday morning,
to which time the court adjourned.
The trial jurors will begin their
work Monday morning.
Banquet At Grand
For Hilo Y. M. I. Boys
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fans. Jim Fantom rooted a little when
asked, but was called out when he
had nothing further to say. Some of
the llilo crew had apologies to make
lor the games lost, but they were for
given by members of the Maul dia
niond artists who said this was entire
ly outclassed by the gentlemanly
manner in which the Y. M. I. team
carried themselves on Maui.
I he dinner was a decided success
ending with rousing cheers first for
llilo then for Maui.
Not satisfied with the entertain
nient he had provided, Mr. Wadsworth
took everybody to the picture show
to see Charlie Chaplin on the screen.
The llilo boys left Wednesday by
the Mauna Kea, apparently well satis
fied with the pleasant days spent on
Of The Grand Jury
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allow traffic to have a clear view of
the highway for some distance around
"The Grand Jury further reports
that there has been brought to their
attention the numerous violations of
the laws of the Territory of Hawaii
and the ordinances of the County of
Maui with reference to the driving
and operating of automobiles. We be
lieve that the welfare of the public
at large requires a more strict ob
servance of the regulations prescribed
for the driving of automobiles, partic
ularly with reference to the dimming
of lights, the operation of automobiles
by minors and persons not having
licenses, and the speed at which auto
mobiles are driven through the more
congested sections of the County. We
believe that the importance of this
matter would justify the County in
the employment of a special motor
cycle officer, and would so recom
mend to the Board of Supervisors that
such an officer be employed immedi
Have you a Liberty Bond? If not
see Bank of Maui, Ltd.
By Maui County Agent
Hawaii as a w hole may well look to
Maui for its production of diversified
crops, says the weekly letter of the
territorial food commission based on
the report of the county agents on the
various islands. Potatoes, corn, beans,
poultry, eggs, beef, pork, hams, bacon,
and agricultural seeds are all being
produced on a commercial scale by the
Valley Islanders without any noise or
flurry over the matter.
The rational extension of diversified
farming is responsible for this, in the
opinion of the county agent, and the
sugar plantations have not been the
last to adopt modern methods in this
respect. Cattle and swine raising
have made rapid strides.
Several hundred acres of abandoned
cane land mauka of the Hamakuapoko
section is available for diversified
crops, and will probably be planted
with cowpeas, beans, peanuts, pigeon
peas, and other leguminous crops, ro
tating with corn, with a view to rais
ing feed for extensive stock produc
tion. Corn has done well at Harold Rice's
farm, about one and three-quarters
tons per acre of grain and two tons
of stover being harvested, which at
the present high price of corn leaves
a handsome profit. Modern equip
ment has been used for husking, shred
ding, and shelling the corn and bail
ing the shredded stover, which is
worth twenty dollars per ton baled.
The corn is of exceptional quality and
is worth seventy dollars a ton on the
Hilo Y. M. I. Break Even
In Basketball Series
Take Game From Kahului Club And
Lose To Wailuku Gymna
The first basketball game between
the llilo Y. M. I. and the Kahului
Club was plajcd in whirlwind style
last Saturday night at the Alexander
House gymnasium, the lliloites nosing
out the local bins by two points, final
score being 15 to lo.
There was a lit lie scoring in the
fust hall' of the game, but the pass
ing was fast and came up to near pro
fessional style. The second half
provided interesting and was full of
thrills, both teams being on their toes
at all times, with the llilo jugglers
lighting like wild Indians. Kit her
side, when in the lead, was never
more than two points ahead, and at
many stanzas of the game they 'were
tied.. When the whistle blew at the
close of the second hall', which was
to have ended the struggle, both
learns sioou a tie oi anil in an
extra period of five minute allowed,
liorse-siioe biwvn ol i ho visitors
managed to take the winning basket
Baptist, for the visitors, showed up
well with some beautiful one-hand
throws at the basket; while for the
Kahului's Wicke and Spencer show
ed up in regular tyle.
The second game of the series be
tween the Y. M. I. and (Ijiiin, which
was played on Monday evening, be
gan with slow passing and fumbles,
but in the last ten minutes of the
second half, things pepped up and be
gan lo hum: and team-work was much
more in evidence. The final score
was Gymn. 2G; Hilo. Y. M. I. 22.
Frank Do Hego, the lightning for
ward of the Gymn. quintet, showed
up in star form and caged most of the
baskets tallied against the Y. M. I.
The final showing of the Gymn.
team was a surprise to the confident
Y. M. I. delegation, who were out to
repeat Saturday's victory; but they
soon found out that they had met
their equal in Messrs. Do Hego A: Co.
Hindu Fights For
An interesting naturalization case
will come up in the Circuit Court on
November 3, when Saraiigahadliar
Das, a Hindu, chemist, in the employ
of the Maui Agricultural Company, at
Pa'a, will make a fight for American
Das is a man of education and re
finement, and is understood to make
the claim that he is not an ordinary
Hindu but conies of the Aryan race,
from which, also, the llawaiians are
supposed to have sprung. He has
engaged E. It. Kevins as his attorney,
and V. S. District Attorney S. C. Hither
will come to Maui to contest the right
of the man to citizenship. The case
promises to be a highly interesting
one, not only locally but for the rea
son that other cases in the Territory
may be affected by the court's ruling.
Das has never before applied for
the rights of citizenship. It is urged
on his behalf, however, that others of
his tribe or caste, or whatever you
care to term it, have been granted
citizenship on the mainland.
Tin Wedding Supper
Mr. and Mrs. James Cummljig, of
1'aia, observed their tin wedding Tues
day evening, the feature being a
supper to about twenty friends. Af
terward the merry party took in the
organ recital at the Makawao church.
Mr. and Mrs. Cumniing received
heartiest congratulations and all had
i jolly, good time.
A Japanese Embezzler
Is Given Six Months
A Japamse named Kautaro Sakai
was in the Wailuku district court on
Tuesday with a three-barreled em
bezzlement case against him. On the
first count he was sentenced to im
prisonment for six months. T,he
prosecution thought that was punish
ment enough so dropped the oilier
Sakai began his get-rich -quick ca
reer at Kahului. Over there five men
gave him the sum of $21 to be paid
over to J. Onishi, in Wailuku. They
also gave him $2 to apply on the
funeral expenses of a Chinaman
named Yee Yong Co. Finally, one of
them gave him $1 Willi which to pur-
liase some court plaster in Wailuku.
This was too much money to cross
Sakai s trail at a time, and be viehh il
lo the temptation to keep the whole
works. Iiut the police took a hand,
and Sakai will repent at leisure.
Mrs. Carroll, or Oakland, California,
is slopping at the Lahaina Hotel while
her son is at the wireless station here.
The ladies of the Honolua Haneh
are iorming a branch of the Lahaina
Hi d Cross,
Sheriff Lindsay's many friends will
be glad to know that he is somewhat
better. lie recently underwent a
very si l ions operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hichards, of
Honolulu, were in Lahaina on Tues
day. They called at Lahainaluna and
at lialdwin House, and visited the
Kiiniehanieha III school before leaving
Mr. and Mrs. Decota, Mrs. Gossem
and Miss Merriman were in Taia on
Sunday, the guests of Miss Mosser.
In the evening they all at I ended the
Vesper Service at the Makawao church
n luesday morning Lahaina had
most welcome shower of rain, which
Listed about half an hour. About a
qiiarh r of an inch fell at Lahaina,
At l he Honolua Haneh they had near
ly three-quarters of an inch.
Mrs. V. L. Decota, who distributed
and collected the He d Cross pledge
earns in inis district, reports over
tliiiHi.tHJ as being pledged for the
yi ar. All nationalities have respond
ed. This, we think, fairly good for,
Mrs. Wagner, of Lahainaluna, went
to Honolulu on Friday evening to
meet her cousin, Hob Wagner, of the
"Saturday Evening Host," who was
at the Moana Hotel. Ho was with
Charlie Chaplin and his party. Mrs.
Wagner returned to Lahaina on the
Saturday evening's Mauna Kea, while
the rest of the party went on to the
volcano. Mrs. Wagner's impression
ol Charlie Chaplin was that of a hand
some young poet-rather than a clown,
and she thought him of rather a
melancholy disposition. He told Mrs.
Wagner that he had signed a contract
for one million dollars for this year
last year it was $070,00. When she
asked him how it felt to have a million
dollars income he said. "The only
advantage is a sense of personal in-,
Today's And Latest
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llritish heavy artillery in Flanders, but no infantry. French repulse
Germans at Verdun.
FITZS1MMONS VERY ILL
Chicago J'.ob Fitzsimmons seriously ill of pneumonia.
BRITISHER TALKS ABOUT BONDS
New York Lord Reading, British Chief Justice, speaking on
Liberty Loan, said "American entrance into war placed seal of righte
ousness on contlict waged by democracy against autocracy. Our loan
must answer German derision concerning our loyalty."
AXTI-SALOOX W ORKER COMING
Honolulu Ur. Dinwiddie, for 20 years Washington legal advisor
to anli-saloon league, is coming with congressional party to get personal
information in islands for prohibition work.
TIWKSDA Y AFTERNOON
Washington An American destroyer, steaming slowly
in the war zone yesterday, was torpedoed, the explosion killing one
sailor and wounding Jive. The ship reached port in a damaged condition.
Naval officials are puzzled lo know why the destroyer was proceeding
slow ly. This is the lirst American warship to be damaged.
A consular despatch to the State Department reports that Chas.
Smith, of Norfolk, had escaped from a German prison camp. Smith
had been captured aboard the British steamer Esmeralda which was
sunk in the Atlantic by the raider Moewe. He reports that British and
American prisoners in Germany would starve if not supplied with the
necessities of life by the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.
MUTINIES IN AUSTRIAN NAVY
Oilicial despatches report mutinies in the Austrian navy, also
clashes between Austrian and German naval men in which many offi
cers were killed. The Austrians claim that the German officers were
PROBABLY A GERMAN WRECK
Copenhagen Bodies of German marines and sailors washed ashore
at Elsinorc leads to the belief that a German warship has been lost
between Sweden and Denmark.
ANOTHER GERMAN MUTINY
Amsterdam Another German mutiny is reported. Sailors on sub
marines at Ostend refused to enter their boats and threw officers over
board. The mutineers were overcome by troops and thirty of them
taken in irons to Bruges. ,
AT THE BATTLE FRONTS
London Heavy artillery firing in Flanders. Weather clearing and
another drive is in prospect.
German airplanes raided the Russian base at Pcrnau in the Gulf
of Riga. Berlin reports 10,000 prisoners in the Riga Gulf fighting and
tiiat a Russk.ii battleship was sunk. Nearly all of crew saved.
CAPTURED SUBMARINE EXI11BITTED
Xew York A submarine captured by the 'British has arrived here
and w ill be placed on exhibition to boost the Liberty Loan.
HINDU REVOLUTION CASE
(. hieago - Evidence in the Hindu revolution conspiracy case, being
heard lure, shows that a general massacre of the British in India was
JAPANESE FISHERMEN STRIKE
Honolulu-- Crews on the Aku sampans are on strike. They refuse
lo leave the harbor, resulting in cannery closing. No reason is ascertain
able, but it is believed that the trouble is one of prices.
Xmas Money To Belgians
(Published by Request.)
The Hanamaulu school children of
Kauai gave a very practical demon
stration of their sympathy the other
day when they voted to use the mo
ney the teachers were to contribute
for their Christmas treat to some of
the unfortunate little ones of Bel
gium. The vote was ttnaninous, ex
cept that some of the tiniest pupils
did not understand what the vote was
being taken for and failed lo express
Needn't fret about ready cash for
Liberty Bonds. See Bank of Maui,
The total sum of $15! was realized
in the Makawao district court on Tues
day from gambling cases, some being
bail forfeitures and some fines.
The vesper service at the new Bald
win Memorial church Sunday evening
was enjoyed by a large congregation.
Miss Harrison was organist and there
was a choir of thirty voices.
Mrs. Alice Bevins, mother of the
county attorney, accompanied by Miss
Myrtle Taylor, arrived in the Wilhel-
mlna this morning .from San Fran
cisco. In the October number of the Haw
aii Educational Review appears an in-
tresting article from the pen of Geo.
S. Raymond, supervising principal, on
the subject of the pubic schools of
James Hood, of the Howell Engin
eering Co., Wailuku, will go to Hono
lulu to take the examination prepar
atory to joining the Canadian forces
Miss Harrison's second organ recit
al in Mawawao church, which took
place Tuesday evening, attracted a
number of music lovers of the district
;ind was much enjoyed.
Mrs, Harry S. Gesner, of Wailuku,
went to the city Friday night to meet
friends arriving from the coast. She
will probably return Sunday.
News By Wireless
Higher Postage Rates
Effective Next Month
On and after November 22 letter
postage will be raised from two to
three cents and a one-cent stamp
must be placed on postcards.
Remember the date and the rates.
The following instructions covering
the matter have been sent out from
Washington to postmasters on Maui:
"Postmasters shall on and after
November 22 see that postage is paid
at the rate of three cents an ounce or
fraction thereof on letters and other
first-class matter, except drop letters.
All drop letters, that is, letters mailed
for delivery from the office at which
posted, Including- those for delivery
by city, rural or other carrier of such
office, are required to have postage
paid on them at the rate of two cents
an ounce or fraction thereof.
Postal cards are required to be
prepaid two cents and therefore, the
one cent postal cards must have
one-cent postage stamp affixed to
them in addition to one-cent stamp im
pressed on such cards. Postcards
(private mailing cards) bearing writ
ten messages, must have two cents
postage prepaid on them."
,Red Cross Notes
The Maui Auxiliary of the Ameri
ca n Ken ( ross has snent for the
months of August and September
$1-H3.27. This money has been used
for the purchase of flanelette, gauze,
wooi lor Knitting, and a few minor
The women of Hana are to start
Hod Cross work under the direction
of Mrs. Chalmers.
The Settlement rooms in Wailuku
are scenes of great activity on Friday
alternoons. An average of fifty women
are at work. Those who are sewing
and knitting occupy the front room,
while in the back room two lone
table are filled with makers of surgical
supplies, and one table with workers
who are sniping materials for pillows.
Haiku unit meets every Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. I.
Wells. From six to eight women at
tend regularly. This unit, though
small, i made up of devoted, energetic
and capable workers. A great deal
of knitting is also being done by the
same women, and by others in Haiku
who can not attend the meetings.
All Hail The Banana!
A Maui lady sends THE NEWS a
copy of an article which appeared in
the Hawaiian Gazette more than
twenty years ago. It is more interest
ing than ever in these days when Maui
ladies are giving so much thought to
"Liberty Catering". The article fol
Not bread, but banana, is, or should
be, humanity's universal food! A
writer, in the Boston Globe dilates
on the virtues of the slippery and
seductive fruit, which he thinks is
not half appreciated. Hear him and
eat bananas. "The mass of men are
not well acquainted with the great
nutritive qualities of cheap food which
lies right before them. A 'square
meal' is commonly associated with
beafsteak, soup, or some manner of
ilesh diet. It would surprise most
men to tell them that there is as
much nutriment In a couple of bana
nas as in a small slice of beefsteak.
Alexander the Great supported his
army in Asia largely upon bananas.
When Humboldt discovered the won
derful reproductive and nutritive
qualities of this food In South Amer
ica, he declared it alone would feed
the whole world. He found that the
ground that would grow ninety-nine
pounds of potatoes would grow thirty
three pounds of wheat, but would
grow four thousand pounds of bana
nas. Nor is the banana much less
nutritious than wheat, while it
is far more digestible. It and
the potato are the two articles of diet
upon which a man can live without
change, since they furnish the blood
with all its essential chemicals. We
are further behind in the science of
cookery than probably any other na
tion. In France the banana Is baked
into cake, pulped and boiled for
soups, and fried in slices and placed
on the table in a variety of forms.
Hut Americans, as a rule, think of the
banana only as a mere fruit to be
eaten raw. In no matter is supersti
tion stronger than in that of diet. A
stranded man in Boston eats ten cents
worth of bananas, and the cravings of
hunger are gone. Still he fancies that
lie is slowly dying of starvation be
cause he has got no beef into his
stomach. The chemistry of diet gives
an unanswerable reply to this super
stition as well as many others. And
no modern innovation, in our schools
promises better results than the study
of the chemical facts about diet and
Popular Chinese Couple
Are Wedded At Makawao
A very pretty, though quiet, wed
ding, occurred on Saturday last at the
home of Miss Crook, in Makawao,
when Miss Elizabeth Tain Sing, of
Maui, was united in marriage to Dr.
Wall Lam, dentist of Honolulu, n
graduate of the Northwestern Univer
sity. The house was prettily decorated
for the occasion by Miss Crook, as
sisted by Miss Tarn Yau, Miss Yap
and Miss Ulrich, and the bride was
very beautiful in her white net gown.
The ceremony was performed by
the Itev. Father Francis in the pres
ence of the immediate family and a
few friends. Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Zane,
of Honolulu, stood with the young
couple. It is interesting here to note
that the present bride met her hus
band at the wedding of Dr. and Mrs.
Zane, where she was the bridesmaid
and Dr. Lam atlended the groom. It
is said to have been a case of "love
at first sight," wijh the usual happy
results. After congratulations were shower
ed upon Dr. and Mrs. Lam, light re
freshments were served and later an
elaborate dinner was given at the
Tarn Sing home for the bridal party,
before they sailed for Honolulu, where
a cozy home was awaiting the happy
Changes In Local
E. Caricof, head of the Schuman
auto business on Maui, with head
quarters at Wailuku, has been recall
ed to Honolulu where he will take a
responsible position in the Schuman
olfice. He is being succeeded on Maui
by F. II. Locey.
J. A. M. Johnson, who came up in
connection with the change ,wijl re
main here two weeks. He Is the
man, by the way, who has establish
ed a class at Honolulu for the train
ing of ladies in auto handling and re
pair work, and will start such a
school on Maui if a sufficient number
of ladies will go into it. If ladies in
terested will communicate with Mr.
Johnson by card at the Maui hotel
he will be glad to meet them on the
If a class Is successfully formed, Mr.
Johnson will, hereafter, come over
once a month to instruct the students.
Only a few days left for the purchase
of Liberty Bonds. See Bank of Maui,
Ltd., without delay.
Miss MacMillan Off
For Battle Front
Miss Miriam MacMillan, head nurse
of the Paia hospital, left in the Clau-
dine Saturday for Honolulu, whence
she will shortly sail for the mainland
to join one of the Ked Cross units for
service in France.
Miss MacMillan was tendered a
farewell reception by friends at Ha
makuapoko on Friday.
Wailuku Police Court
In the local district court Saturday
Hilario Questas was fined $5 on a plea
of guilty to the charge of assault and
Manuel U. Edelgo forfeitted $10
bail, having been arrested for steal
ing paint from the II. C. & S. Co.
Monday, Stephen Benepez, arrested
for driving an auto without license,
was fined $25.
Money For Bonds
If you wish to do your bit to help
win the great war, buy a Liberty
Bond. If you have not money enough.
see Bank of Maui, Ltd., at Wailuku,
aia or Lahaina. This Bank will as
sist you to buy on easy payments, so
that you can buy a bond and not feel
The subscription list will close
very soon so get busy now. Bank of
Maui will give you most favorable
terms and a very low rate of interest.
Mr. Mackenzie Returns
James S. B. Mackenzie, manager of
Puunene Store, who went to Honolulu
last week with the intention of enlist
ing for the war in Europe, returned
home Wednesday night. He failed
on one point of the very strict physi
cal examination, so will do his "bit"
in the realm of business away from
the fighting front.