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THE MAUI NEWS, I'RIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1917.
New Concrete Flumes
On Wailuku Plantation
The work of walling the ditches
with concrete slabs on the upper
reaches of the Wa'luku section of the
Wailuku plantation is proceeding
rapidly, a stretch of between two and
three hundred yards being already
finished. This work ou the d'tches
was preceded by the establishment
of concrete flumes across gulches in
the neighborhood of immediate activi
ties. The intention is to br'ng the
concrete tkiming down for a distance
of about two miles, to the Waikapu
section of the plantation.
The concrete slabs used in the
work are four inches thick and set
lengthwise with the ditch, with ton
gue and groove connections, and
They are made on the ground, In
wooden molds. A completed section
is, therefore, a solid cement wall ris
ing two to three feet above the water,
permanent, and having the effect of
greatly accelerating the speed of the
water to the lower lands.
The use of concrete for lining plan
tation ditches is quite common, but
its use n the particular form and
manner now being employed at Wai
luku is an innovation, so much so
tint. Manager Penhallow has applied
for a paten' on the idea and w'll tin
doub edly go' it.
The cost of the entire system of
new Hunting will run in the neighbor
hood of J25.000, but w'll amply justify
itself, perforce of its permanent
character and the rapidity with which
it will delver water.
The big, new sugar warehouse at
Wailuku mill is nearing completion
and w'll be ready for use in about
two weeks well ahead of the com
ing grinding season.
Frederick G. Hummel, manager,
and John M. Peirce, ass'titant, of the
Mutual Telephone Company, Hono
lulu, were guests at Field's Maui
Hotel from Saturday morning to Mon
day night. They came here for the
purpose of looking thoroughly over
the system of the Maul Telephone
Company and assembling information
to be used In determining equitable
rates of exchange of stock in the
amalgamation proposit'on. They
completed a very thorough Inspection
of the entire equipment.
Mr. Hummel Is quoted as speaking
in very flattering terms of the local
telephone system, which he consider
ed up-to-date, the working material
being of best quality and in excellent
condition, and the service good.
It is assumed that, following the re
port of Mr. Hummel to the head office,
the next and, possibly, final, steps
looking to amalgamation will be
The Fish Combine
To Include Maui
Information has been received that
one of the big fishing combinations
of Honolulu has effected a deal with
the fishermen of Maui which will re
sult in at least half of the catch of
aku around litis island being divert
ed to and sold in Honolulu. Strenu
.ous efforts are being made to get all
of the Maul fishermen in on the deal,
and indications now are that success
will be met with.
The effect of the deal between the
Oahu combination and the Maui fish
ermen will be a greatly Increas
ed supply of fish for Honolulu, but
may be serous in its local conse
quences. Certain it is that there will
be fish shortages right along, and it
is freely predicted that there will be
a considerable advance 'n fish prices
on Maui after December 1.
There is talk, however, of certain
prom'nent white men coining to the
rescue, putting on a fleet of sampans
and entering the fishing business on
a large scale. But at best it would
be sometime before they would be
ready to operate, and in the mean
while fish promise to be fish.
TAX COLLECTIONS HEAVY
Tax collections in Wailuku thV
November, to date, have exceeded
those of last November by $1G,000 and
will be more still when the "slackers"
have been rounded up. It is believed
at th's writing that collections in the
other districts of the island w'Jl show
a similar increase.
Half And Half
"Timothy came last, looking half
scared, half sheepish, and half amus
ed." Young's Magazine. Timothy
must have been a big chap, at least.
New York Tribune.
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J. ("hristcnsrn, rancher of Moloka',
who has been visiting Maui for a week,
will return home tonight.
Miss Lawrence, of Wailuku, return
ed Wednesday from a visit to Hono
lulu. Mr.and Mrs. David Wadsworth
were passengers in the Claudine Sun
day n'ght for Honolulu.
C'has. Gay, of Lamii, went to Ho
nolulu Friday night, returning again
Walter Dillingham returned to Ho
nolulu Friday night niter a visit of
several days on Mail'.
Attorney l'Jugene Murphy, who
went to the city Saturday night, re
turned home Tuesday morning.
Mrs. II. P. Baldwin returned Tues
day morning from a v'nit with Mrs.
.1. P. Cooke, in Honolulu.
"Tom" O'Hrien is making a week's
business tour of Maui in the 'nterest
of the houses represented by him.
Judge Win. McKay, of Wailuku, will
leave either tonight or tomorrow af
ternoon for Honolulu on private court
Mrs. Kay I!. Ileitow and children,
of Wn'luku.le;'t in the Claudine Sat
urday night for Honolulu to visit
Willi the former's parents.
Superintendent J. C. lilair, of the
Island Klectric Company, returned
Saturday morning from a business
v i-it to Honolulu.
Angus Mc Phee was a passenger in
Wednesday night's steamer for Ha
waii. It ' understood that he has
gone over on some important cattle
V. C. Schoenberg, clerk of the Cir
cuit Court, will leave tomorrow even
ing for Honolulu to appear as a wit
ness in a court case on Monday. He
will return Tuesday morning.
C. 1!. Gage, Islands representative
of the Major Car Corporation, will
visit Maui about the end of this
month in the interest of his great
manufacturing and exportng concern.
Former Senator Charles A. Rico
and w'.fe, of Kauai, after spending
about ten days with Mr. and Mrs.
Harold W. Hice, here, left in the
Mauna Kea Wednesday night for Hilo
and a tour of the island of Hawaii.
They will return to Kauai next week.
Soldiers Boys Have
Luau And Then Dance
The Kahului boys in the National
Guard gave a luau in the camp at
Kahului Saturday evening, last. A
pavilion was erected and beautifully
decorated with greens and about six
o'clock the boys in their un'forms
gathered with their friends to enjoy
a feast in good Hawaiian style. The
ftuid was excellently prepared and
the luau was a decided success.
About 8 o'clock all repaired to the
Community House where dancing was
enjoyed until twelve o'clock. After
the last dance all joined in singing
"Aloha Oe," and departed for their
homes. The dance was a very pleas
ant affair and much enjoyed by all
Congressmen Not To
Visit Maui After All
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crowded with passengers, going down
lor the funeral of the late Queen Lilir
Yesterday another wireless came,
in reply, stating that Senators Miles
Poindexter, of Washington, and W. H.
Thompson, of Kansas, would like to
stop over if it could be guaranteed
that they would be able to get away
on the Wilhelmina; and that at least
four Representatives would also like
to slop over. Oil course :l was not
possible to make any such guarantee.
Mr. Baldwin so stated the situation
Last night a wireless message came
from W. It. Fai r rigton to Mr. Iiald
win, staling that, the Maui call was
"all off", meaning that the entire
pally would return direct to Hono
lulu. There is a remote poss'bilily that
some of the visitors may come to
Maui after the tour of Kauai, but
this is so extremely doubtful as to be
hardly worth thinking about.
PUNISHED FOR STEALING
Siniion Martin, Spaniard, was ar
raigned in Wailuku district court
this moiling on a charge of larceny.
He was accusej of stealing hoise feed
from the Hawaiian Commercial &
Sugar Co., yestt iday, enured a plea
of guilty and was sentenced to pay
a fine of $10, the punishment be:;ig
made light on account of the man hav
ing a dependent family.
Queen Honored Here
On Separate Days
When notice was received from Ho
nolulu that the Governor had pro
claimed a half holiday for Friday t,n
the schools of the Territory, out of
respect to the memory of the late
Queen Liliuokalanl, a request was
rushed to Honolulu that insofar as
this island was concerned, Monday
was preferable and that the entire
day be allowed, In order that teachers
might go to Honolulu tonight or to
morrow night, take in the funeral and
be back at work Tuesday morning.
The results were disappointing,
however. Yesterday a wireless was
received by Commissioner D. C. Lind
say informing h'm that a change
could not now be made.
Insofar as Maul county is concern
ed, however, a different arrangement
from fit her of these has been made,
."or Saturday will be all hol'day. All
county business will be suspended to
morrow and road and other public
workers will have the entire day off.
This notice had been sent out prior
to the receipt of the Govenor's pro
clamation in respect to Territorial of
fices and will not be changed. THE
MAC I NEWS will follow the lead of
the county, and, after the Daily Wire
less has been issued tomorrow morn
ing, all employees will be given the
balance of the day off.
It is reported around that the Clau
dine, leaving for the city tomorrow af
ternoon, will be crowded to the guard
rails with Hawa'ians and others, going
down to attend the funeral of the late
Queen. Tonight's steamer from La
haina w ill also take a large number.
Horseman Is Dead
Jerry Eroderick, one of the oldest
and best-known horse trainers in the
Islands, died at the Malulani. hospital,
Wailuku, at 11:35 yesterday morning.
The funeral took place from the Catho
lic church, Wailuku, at 9 o'clock this
morning and interment was In the
Broderick came to the Islands many
years ago and trained horses for sev
eral days, being longest and best
known in connection with the string
of H. A. Baldwin. Afterward he was
at the Parker Ranch, on Hawaii
handling horses for Manager A. W.
Last Friday somethvig akin to
bloodpoisoning developed from a
scratch on the head of the old trainer
and the next day it was found neces
sary to remove him to the hospital,
where he died, as above stated.
Vaterland In Service
Attorney Eugene Murphy, of Wai
luku .received a letter this week
from his sister in New York, in : i.Vn
is contained the follow interesting
reference:" We are all watching the
g ant "Vaterland," which has been re
paired and renamed the "Leviathan".
She is to carry 10,000 men to France
and the Germans are determined to
get her. She is at the Hatnburg
AmeriOin docks, just alongside the
Lakawanna fcrrVs. Last week some
of the iran.spoits were receiving their
loads of Khaki-clad boys as I was re
turning from school. They were
crowded. The next morning they
were gone. Our parish of about 3,000
souls had contributed 175 to the draft
before I he third quota was called."
The feature at Kahului wharf at
llie begining of the week was the ar
rival of the two steamers on spec'al
trips to take the National Guard to
Honolulu. The Mauna Loa got away
Sunday morning and the Claudine
Tlie .M:i i son steamship Wilhelmina
arrived this morning from Honolulu,
bringing one day later mail and 1300
tons of cargo. She will sa'J again
tomorrow afternoon for Honolulu.
The Lurline will arrive at Kahului
toward the last of next week, the
exact date not yet known.
Commissioner D. C. Lindsay .has
extended an invitation to all of the
teachers attending the annual con
vention at Paia school next Friday to
have luncheon at his home, and, as
far as can be learned, no "regrets"
will be sent in.
Doctor and Mrs. James Harvey
Raymond announce the engagement
of their niece, Mary Sophia Schrader,
to Robert Gordon vou Tempsky of
HONOLULU NEWS NOTES
The opportunity afforded the publ'c
to view the body of the late Queen
yesterday proved so popular that
many could not get in at all. Mayor
Joe Fern was much affected and was
seen to weep copiously. A. P. Tay
lor took a prominent part as head
FRED B. SMITH
At last Mr. Smith has come to Ho
nolulu. HiB steamer the Wilhelmina
was a day late and he was consequent
ly unable to appear at two advertised
meetings on Tuesday. The meetings
could not be called off and were held
At the Ad. Club today he remarked
to the audience that he sold asbestos
ill. W. Johns-Manville Co..) week
days and talked ethics, religion and
the hereafter nights and Sundays.
He will speak at two men's mass
meetings at the Bijou Sundays Nos.
18 and 25, probably going to the Vol
cano between those two dates'. His
limited time will not allow him to
visit Maui, unfortunately.
His first request on landing was,
"show me a vo!ce blacksmith;" he
was suffering slightly from hoarse
ness, apparently as the result of
speaking on ship board.
Roughest trip in his experience,
and he's had lots of experience.
The Rotary pilgrimage to the
trenches at Schofield a short time
ngo proved Interesting and instruc
Rainfall For Week
The average rainfall last week by
Islands was as follows: Hawaii, 3.35
inches; Maui, 0.62; Oahu, 2.48; Kau
ual, 0.66. The fall on Maui was as
follows; Kaanapals Lahaina, 0.18;
Wailuku, 0.28; Haiku Exp. Station,
1.41. It rained on three days at Kaa
napali and Wailuku and six days out
of the seven at Haiku.
Some idea of the volume of precipi
tation may be gained from a comparV
son of last week's rainfall and the
total fall for the previous four weeks,
the latter being as follows: Kaana
pali, 0.16; Wailuku, 0.36; Haiku, 1.90.
The totals for the four months from
July to October were as follows:
Kaanapal', 0.77; Wailuku, 1.41; Haiku
7.46, which is less than a half of nor
Hawaii island had good ra'ns dur
ing the week, in fact the precipitation
'n many places was greater than in
the entire preceding month, indicat
ing that the drought has been com
pletely broken. Maui, perhaps, has
eason for good hopes from the favor
able conditions on the neighborng
Have Joint Home
The Maui Chamber of Commerce
and Maui County Fair & Racing Asso
ciation have finally decided definitely
to rent the offices recently occupied
by the Hugh Howell Engineering Co.,
on High street, for joint office pur
poses. Heretofore both organizations have
been without established headquarters
and the need of such has frequently
The rooms will be fitted up at once
and will soon be occupied, being use
for the general business and meetings
of directors of both the Association
and the Chamber.
Program Mapped Out
But To No Purpose
The committee on entertainment
of the visiting Congressmen met at
the Baldwin Bank, in Kahului, at 10
o'clock, Monday morning and between
then and noon mapped out a very at
tractive program for the pleasure of
However: Two hours later came
the wireless information that the
party would not stop here at all on
the way back from Hawaii, but would
go straight on to Honolulu in order
to attend the funeral of the late
GETTING READY FOR RACE
Preparations are being rapidly com
pleted for the horse race program to
be pulled off at Kahului race track
on the afternoon of Saturday, Decem
ber 1. S'x horses are now at the
track. Mr. von Tempsky has three
there. Fitzgerald's Copra is also
there. McPhee has his Mary J. and
a two-year old in training.
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J. P. Foster, chemist of the M. A.
Co., was on Tuesday elected a mem
ber of the Maui Chamber of Com
Marriage licenses for the week In
Wailuku: Sahura Tamura, Japanese,
25; Sade Matsushita, Japanese, 24.
Both of Puunene.
The rummage sale given by the
Ladies' Aid, of Kahului, in the Com
munlty House there last Saturday
was very satisfactory, a neat sum be
ing realized for worthy purposes.
"The Birds' Christmas Carol,"
dramatized by Kate Douglas Wiggin,
will be presented In the Valley Isle
theater on the evening of December
14, the proceeds to go toward a fund
for day nurseries of Belgian children.
The dance announced by the finance
committee of the Maui Women's Food
Conservation Commission to take
place at the Puunene Club House to
morrow evening has been postponed
to a later date.
There will be no drafting under the
selective system on Maul, until the
new regulations are received, which
will be in not less than a month or
six weeks. Those an.xious to com
bat the enemy w'Jl, therefore, have
to be patient.
The funeral of Miss Julia Toomcy,
who died at the Kula Sanitarium, will
lake place from the Kaahumanu
church at 2 o'clock th's afternoon.
The deceased was a sister of Sam
uel K. Toomey, principal of the Kona
Han Lung Young (Hong Chee
Pung,) mentioned last week as hav
ing robbed a friend at Hana, entered
a plea of guilty to harceny in the
second degree, in the Wailuku dis
trict court, on Saturday, and was
sentenced to imprisonment for two
Reclaim Land For
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The lands to be reclaimed probably
formed the oldest established sugar
plantation in the Islands. It was
started by L. L. Torbert very far back
and was afterward purchased by
Captain James Makee. Colonel Spald
ing, of Kauai, was associated with
Captain Makee there Ui the very
early days, afterward going to Kea
lia. According to an old book writ
ten in 1849 the first sugar In the Is
lands was discovered there. The
natives had known it for many years,
growing wild, before sugar planta
tions were thought of. The land is
reputed to be excellent and If l,t can
be successfully reclaimed, as now
seems certain, will prove an immense
help to the ranching business there.
In Lahaina Court
In Lahaina Saturday night twelve
Filipino and Japanese gamblers were
rounded up. All failed to appear in
court, forfeitting bail.
A Japanese named Murakami was
fined $5 for having in hie possession
an unregistered 22-calibre parlor rifle.
Another Japanese named Oichi was
fined $5 for tying h's horse .out to
grass on the court house lot, violat
ing Ordinance No. 9, which prohibits
grazing animals on school or other
Other matters on the calendar were
settled out of court.
The captain of police in Lahaina,
Win. Kaluakini, is commander of the
National Guard company at that place
and is in the encampment on Oahu.
CASTLES VISITING MAUI
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Castle, of
Honolulu, arrived in the Wilhelmina
this morning and are guests at Field's
Mau', Hotel. They will spend several
days here, visiting points of interest
and greeting old friends of which
there are many on Maui.
The dance announced by the finance
committee of the Maui Women's Con
servation Committee for Saturday
evening has been postpoued to Sat
urday evening, December 3, on ac
count of the death of the Queen.
MR. RICE TO HAWAII
Harold R'ce left in the steamer
Wednesday night for the island of
Hawaii, and it is understood that
while there he will interview the
Parker Ranch people on the subject
of important additions to his herd of
cattle here, with some view of coming
to the relief of Honolulu in the mut
ter of beef.
Meeting Of Ministers
In Lahaina Yesterday
Over twenty min'sters and Chris
tian workers attended the monthly
ministers' meeting that was held yes
terday at Hale Aloha, ',n Lahaina.
The session opened with a devotional
service led by Rev. E. E. Tleasant, of
Kahului. Prayers were offered with
particular mention of the sorrow that
Hawaii is now passing through In the
loss of the Queen.
Rev. Willis B. Coale, missionary of
the Hawaiian Board, was present
at this, his last, session with the
Maui ministers before leaving for the
parish of the Kalihl Union Church, of
Honolulu. He spoke upon the Old
Testament character of KingSolomon,
pointing out the follies of the king,
and his bad influence over his peo
ple. Miss Gertrude B. Judd delivered
her second lecture upon Educational
Pyschology, for which outlines had
been prepared for the whole of the
class. Questions were asked at the
close of the lecture upon the work of
the last meeting.
Rev. R. B. Dodge conducted a
quest ionaire In Systematic Theology,
in which there was a large amount
of discussion, with careful assign
ments upon the topics discussed.
Written papers will be expected for
the next meeting.
Rev. Mr. Pleasant closed the morn
ing's work with ai energetical discus
sion of the first verses of the third
chapter of Galatians.
The people of the Wainee church
and Rev. D. W. K. White prepared
luncheon at one of the restaurants
of Lahaina. The next meeting of the
ministers will probably be in Wailu
ku. Resolutions On
Death Of Queen
At a meeting of the directors of
the Maul Chamber of Commerce hel 1
at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the
following resolutions respecting the
death of Queen Liliuokalanl were
"Whereas, Liliuokalani, the last of
Hawaii's ruling sovereigns, has pass
ed into the life beyond; and
"Whereas, in the death of Liliuo
kalanl, we recognize the loss to Ha
waii of a woman possessed of many
good and noble qualities; one who,
as the years came upon her, because
of her unassuming dignity, unfailing
courtesy, and many charitable deeds,
won the respect and admiration of
all, and whose loss is to be deeply
mourned by the people of Hawaii Nei.
"Resolved, therefore: That the
Maui Chamber of Commerce hereby
gives expression to its sentiment of
profound respect for the memory of
L'liuokalani; and extends to the
bereaved relatives its sympathy in
this their hour of trial; and.
"Resolved, further, that this reso
lution be spread upon the minutes of
this organization, and a copy for
warded to the Honorable J. Kuhio
Thief Breaks Into
The powder house of the Wailuku
Sugar Company, at Waiehu, was
broken into sometime Sunday night
and the following articles stolen:
About half a box of dynamite sticks,
I'OO feet of fus-s and two tins of caps.
This is the first theft of the kind
on Maui in a very long time, and it
is doubtful if ever a powder hcuse
was broken into before.
WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT
A Hilo paper prints the following:
J. T. Osorio has returned from a
vacation of two months Bpent in Ho
nolulu, Kauai, and Maui. He reports
Maul very dry and that a l'hted
match would start a fire that would
reach across the island. Mr. Osorio
ascended to the top of Haleakala and
says it is well worth any one's time
to make the trip.
NOTICE OF MEETING
Industrial Accident Board
The monthly mcefjig of the In
dustrial Accident Board for the Ooun
ty of Maui will be held in the Wai
luku District Court Room, Waluku,
next Tuesday morning, November 20th
at 10:30 o'clock. All persons having
business with the Board are asked to
W. A. McKAY, Chairman.
A Hard Fate
Fond Mother "Ay, dear lad, there's
not a day passes but what I thank of
you In that awful sub'arine with only
the peroscup to breathe through."