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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
SECTION OF KAHULUI
SWEPT0UT BY FIRE
Films In Lyceum Theater Catch Fire, Destroying Play
house And Adjoining Property-Loss Of $32,000
-Insurance $13,500 Possibility Of Finer Thea
ter Taking Place Of Old Lyceum
Fire started in the machine room of
the big Lyceum thealer, in Kahului,
fliortly after 8 o'clock Saturday even
ing and in less than two hours the
show house and almost the entire
block of stores and shops were in
asnes. i oruinnlely there was no
wind or the thickest part of Kahului's
business section would have been de
stroyed. Thousands of people gather
ed from far and near to see the fire,
but there was a remarkable lack of
excitement and there were no acci
dents of any kind.
The fire started from a reel of pict
ure film, but just how it became Ignit
ed no one seemed to know. An as
sistant operator was in charge, and
he either did not know what to do or
In the excitement did not take the pro
per precautions. In less time than it
takes to tell there was smoke, sizzling
and a blaze. The house was packed
with people ..several rows at the front
being occupied by children who had
come to see the feature picture
With the first noise in the machine
room the entire audience seemed to
grasp the fact that trouble was ahead,
and began to move toward the exits.
There was no excitement, no jam
ming nor hurrying. However those
going out the door to the left found
themselves against a high fence and
had to return and pass through the
theater again. The exit on the right
proved to be locked, the door being
broken open by a Hawaiian.
The men in the machine gallery
turned their attention to saving films
and whatever propery they could.
When the theater crowd had reached
theoppositesideofthe street the front
of the building was in flames and
fire was coming through the roof. Be
ing very dry, the building burned
The fine player piano recently in
stalled in the theater was taken out
successfully and carried to the middle
of the road, where it was left,. When
the blaze burst out from the front of
the building the piano caught fire and
Forty Thousand People Witness
Imposing Parade And
MAUI'S PART IN DAY'S EVENTS
was burned to ashes in view of every
body. Tiie fire spread rapidly to the Ah
Kip restaurant, the drug store of K.
Machida and general store of Mrs. A.
Yashima, carrying with it several
Fire extinguishers wore rushed to
the scene from the Kahului and Puu- j
nene stores and d'.d good work in stay
ing the flames until the WaiHiku
chemical, lire engine and apparatus
arrived. In the meanwhile a bucket
brigade had wet down the row of
store building on the opposite side or
the street and stood thickly on the
libu.se tops, with buckets of water in
hand, ready for emergencies.
The Wailuku fire department began
work on the burning buildings, but
at first had a weak jressure of wate.
Soon, however, water came on strong,
the flow being cut off from the later
als. It was about that time decided
to let the burning buildings go and
make a stand at the two-story struc
ture shown in the pictures below.
Most of the building next to it was
broken down and dragged out, with
cables .through the fire; and cottages
in the rear were torn down and re
moved. Hose was taken to the second
floor of the building referred to and
from that vantage its walls and roof
were kept flooded, while several
streams were kept going upon the fire
close by. Several times the saved
building caught fire, and on one occa
sion the crowds gave it up, but by
quick and more or less daring work
the firemen scored. Had that build
ing been destroyed the fire would un
doubtedly have gone through to the
end of the block and might have jump
ed across to the long string of stores
on the makai side of the road.
All of the buildings destroyed, ex
cept for a lean-to or two, belonged
to the Kahului Railroad Company,
which is the heaviest loser. The Ly
ceum theater was originally an old
planing mill, belonging to the rail-
continued on Page Three.)
It is estimated that fully 40,000 pco
pie witnessed the funeral of the late
Queen Lilniokalani at Honolulu last
Sunday, a majority of Oahu's popula
tion attending and there being con
s'derabie numbers from all of the out
er islands. The affair was one of the
grandest pageants in the history of
the group, rivalling in some respects
the splendor of the Kalakaua funeral
nearly twenty-seven years ago.
The program, which had lv.thcrto
been published, was carried out with
out material change.
Tiie steamers leaving Maul Friday
and Saturday nights were crowded
w:th people, principally Hawaiians
who witnessed the funeral the last
one they will ever see of a former
ruler in Hawaii.
U. S. Senator Miles Poindexter, of
U. S. Representative Jas. C. Mc
Laughlin, of Michigan.
Hon. Charles F. Chilllngworth, pres
ident of the territorial senate.
(Continued on Fage Two.)
Old Maui Resident
Dies In California
News was received here Monday of
the death the previous day at San
Diego, Cal., of David L. Meyer, for
many years a resident of Maui.
Deceased was a Russian PolUh
Jew, partly educated in Germany, and
came to America when very young
rie arrivea in Honolulu In 1879 or
1SS0, worked there awhile as an up
holsterer, then went to Hawaii and
from there came to Maui about 1884
Here, he first ran a butcher shop for
Goodness & Roberts on the site cf
the present Valley Isle theater, Wai
luku, then went to Spreckelsville as
bead steward of the system of board
ing houses on the plantation. From
(Continued on Page Five.)
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Here are two views of the site of last Saturday night's fire in Kahului. The pictures were taken Sunday
morning by Augustine Enos, manager of the. Pioneer Store, Wailuku. One is from the back of the burned
area, looking toward the sea, and the one below was taken from a position in the main road, near the church,
looking toward Wailuku. Note the charred appearance of the tall building to the right in the lower picture,
'the saving of which was one of the best achievments of the Wailuku fire department.
Near Tidal Waves
On Kahului Beach
Seas Rise Unusually High And Cover
Road With Small Stones, Sand
Unusually h'gh tide came in on the
bench road between Wailuku and Ka
hului at an early hour Sunday morn
ing. Dunes marking the high-tide
line were washed into the roadway,
an were also small rocks and drift
wood, blocking the thoroughfare in
several places. Gangs of men were
set to work Sunday morning to clear
the road, the job being finished about
For several hours there was some
uneasiness regarding the apparatus of
the Kahului Railroad Co. employed in
building the east section of the break
water. Some of the unset material
depos'ted the day before at the ter
minus of the sea-wall was washed
away, but the hoisting crane and
tackle were not injured.
It became quite bumpy in the inner
harbor of Kahului, but no damage was
Old salts describe this as the heav
lest natural tide experienced alone
that beach in many years, almost
reaching the proportions of a tidal
The Second Visitation
Sunday night there was a repetition
of the same thing. Vessels in Kahu
lui narbor were bumped around like
pieces of cork, while considerable of
the filling on the new breakwater was
washed out. As on the previous night
the waves came over the embank
ments Into the ma'.n road, leaving
deposits of stones, sand and rubbish
which had to be cleared away Mon
Strange Fish Is
Caught Off Kihei
About 8 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing a Chinaman named Aseu caught
a very extraordinary fish specimen ir.
a net off K'liei. He has the creature
in a tank and hopes to be able to
prese.ve it a'ive.
The body of the specimen is about
eight inches in length, six inches wide
and two inches thick, and the meat is
soft somewhat like that of a jelly
fish. The predominating color is pale
red, bordering on pink ,and it is very
pretty. On the lower side the color
is about the same, except that here
are white spots.
All around the fish are delicate fin
resembling those of a gold fish. When
swimnvng these spread out, and when
the fish is at rest they fold up close
o the body.
Native fishermen from far and
near have flocked to the Aseu place
to inspect the strange creature. The
very oldest of them declare that they
never saw or heard of anything of the
kind being found on Maui before.
Is Coming To Maui
The Maui Record, a Japanese news
paper of Wailuku, Issued a circular
Tuesday morning bearing the infor
mation that the Japanese cruiser now
at Honolulu, would shortly visit Mau1.
Translated, the circular was as follows:
'The Japanese first-class cruiser
Tokiwa, 10.0U0 tons, Captain Morimo-
(o Yoshibiro, will be in Kahului har
bor for three days about the end of
his month. Mr. Otsuka. who ' in
lonolulu. mailed a letter to that effect
which was received this nionrng. He
will wire notice of arrival iji advance.
he ollicers of the cruiser will speak
) the pupils of the Japanese school
nd at oilier meeting."
Dies At Lahaina
Deputy Sheriff "Bob" Lindsey Suc
cumbs After Long Illness
New Deputy Sheriff
Wm. K. Kaluakini, now captain of
police at Lahaina, will be appointed
eputy sheriff to succeed the late
Bob" Lindsay. Captain Kaluakini is
now in command of his company at
the Nut'onal Guard encampment on
Oaliu, and will assume his new duties
Charles Robert Lindsey, familiarly
known as "llob" Lindsey, deputy sher
iff of lahaina, died at his res'dencc
in that town at 8 o'clock Friday even
ing after a long illness, a tumor of
the stomach being the cause. The
funeral was held from the late resi
dence and the Church of the Holy In
nocents, starling at 8 o'clock Sunday
Mr. Lindsey was born in Hamakua,
Hawaii, fifty years ago. Thirty years
ago he joined the police force at Wai
luku, later becoming police eapt.iin
here and still later being police cap
tain in Makawao. Then he was mud"
deputy slie.i'f of liana, go'ng from
there to Lahaina to become deputy
sheriff. He left that office to officiate
as district magistrate for one term,
returning again, however, to the po
lice department .serving the last
seven years of his life as a very effi
cient deputy sheriff of that district.
Deceased left a widow and ten
Mr. Lindsey became ill about eight
months ago and has since been on a
more or less steady decline. He
went to Honolulu in July, undergoing
Tries To Hurry His Horse On Puu
nene Road, Is Thrown And
Dies In Hospital
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Matora Kawamoto, farmer, of Kula,
was thrown or fell from his Ijorse
near Tinmene late Saturday and is
Deceased, together with his son
and another Japanese named Oamu
ra, came down from Kula to Kahului,
had lunch at noon, supper in the
eveirng and more or less sake. They
started off for home at 7:30. When
about, a quarter of a mile from Puu
nene the old man called out to the
others to speed up and he himself
started off at a lively gallop, soon dis
appearing down the road. After the
other two had picked up a hundred
yards or more they found the old man
lying on the road with blood oozing
from his mouth and ears. He was
The son rushed back as quickly as
possible to Kahului and informed the
police. The latter went out, found
the old man where he had been left
and took him to the Puunene hospi
tal. There it was found that he had
sustained a fracture of the skull as
well as being injured internally.
Kawamoto lingered in the hospital
unt'l Wednesday afternoon when he
died. From the first there was ex
tremely little hope for his recovery.
Today's News By Wireless
London Maurice announced that the British casualties at Cam
l.rai were less than the number of Germans taken prisoner. The city
celebrated the victory today with bells and flags.
AT DIFFERENT WAR FRONTS
New York The captured area at Cambrai has been consolidated,
except Fontaine Notredame, which the Germans recaptured. The
British press forward successfully toward the encirclement of Cambrai.
Cavalry operations were brilliant.
Eye witnesses on the Italian front report desperate fighting at
Monte Mellata. Italians sleep in a cave amid icycles and drifted snow,
with blankets on. One meal daily is all that is available. All sacrifices
are being made to save the country. The fourth Italian army, General
Kobidant ,is meeting the full shock of the enemy between the l'iave and
Brenta rivers. It is stated that the forces are proportioned three to
two. Reports from the field are satisfactory, except that at one point
the enemy is said to have made small progress. Fluctuations mark
bloodiest fighting, three attacks of enemy reserves driven hack by
enemy. Ground strewn with corpses.
KEREN SKY FORCES SURRENDER
Washington A despatch from llaparanda to the Bolsheviki press
agency, Petrograd ,says that all of Kerensky's forces have surrendered
and a complete victory has been won at Moscow. The Ukranians sent
50,000 against the Kahdises.
NO ARMISTICE TERMS YET
Petrograd -The embassies have not yet received any armistice
SOME TALK ABOUT KEREXSKY
Stockholm David Soskicy, secretary to Kcrcnsky, has issued a
.-.lateincnt to the effect that the Bolsheviki cannot maintain power. In
us opinion the government cannot be forced to conclude peace, but one
plank of the platform contained a demand that the Allies again state
their war aims. Attributed Kerensky's downfall to misdirected human
iiarianism toward railroaders. He said it was rumored that Germans
were on the Bolsheviki staff.
RUSSIA GOING TO PIECES
Petrograd Russia is breaking up politically. Ukranians have
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succeeded in confirming tneir muepenuence aim oiu,uw tumps nave
been recalled. It is reported that the governor ot Kiev lias departed.
Advices say that the Duma, sitting at Moscow, has been dissolved.
Mayor, facing arrest, disappears. General Buklumin, ordered dei.osed
t his command, refuses to surrender.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M. NOVEMBER 23. 1917.
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McCryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
1'ioneer Mill Company
Wa'alua Agricultural Company
Honolulu llrewing & Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
lonolulu Consolidated Oil Company ..
F.ngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Montana Bingham .
Madera . .
f :u 6oo
Lahaina upon his return.