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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1917.
Maui Boy Scouts
Undor date of December 8, V. G.
Young, for the Boy Scouts of America,
wrote as follows to L. R. Mathews,
My Dear Mr. Mathews:
Permit me to acknowledge receipt
of your good letter of November lath,
transmitting to us reports for the
several Maui troops in the second
Liberty Loan Campaign, and to con
gratulate you and the scouts of Maui
on behalf of National Headquarters
for the splendid patriotic service that
was rendered to I'ncle Sam in that
far off island possession in selling
I am very glad to advise you that
a special ruling has been made in the
case of the Hawaiian scouts so that
technicalities as to the time and form
of report will not in any way weigh
against claims for war service em
blems on behalf of your scouts. There
fore, we will appreciate it very much
if you will advise Scout St. Elmo
Hart and Ilikogi Itirashima of Troops
No. 1 and No. ! respectively that a
war service emblem will be awarded
to each one of them and will be trans
mitted to you as soon as the emblems
are ready for distribution.
You and your scouts will also be
interested to know that the Roy
Scouts of America in the second Liber
ty Loan Campaign secured 533.820
subscriptions amounting to $102,081,
100, and your contribution of 31 sub
scriptions amounting to $3050 to this
grand total is very highly appreciated
by all of us we assure you.
With all best wishes to yourself and
the scouts of Maui, we are,
W. G. YOUNG,
For the Boy Scouts of America.
At Baldwin Memorial
No Evidence, So-
The Red Cross Won
(Continued from Page One.)
Rattray and William Thillips. The
whole program centered around
"White Gifts for the King". Nearly
every one present came forward and
deposited his "white gift" in the
manger. Several days before blanks
had been, given out with suggestions
for the gift of self, of service or, of
substance. The blanks were returned
signed and in white envelopes. Af
ter singing "Joy to the World" the
congregation quietly arose and passed
The whole program was in the
hands of a committee composed of
Miss E. L. Heusner, Mrs. George W.
Steele and Mrs. Louise C. Jones. Mrs.
Steele presided at the organ and Mrs.
Jones trained those who sang the
carols. Mrs. Julia K. Bowdish, Miss
Chartotte Turner and Miss Ruth
Edmonds were the committee on
Christmas giving. These committees
were from the Ladies' Aid.
County Fair Heads
Vote New Contests
One incident out, of the ordinary in
connection with the recent Red Cross
drive took place in Wailuku.
The police raided a Chinese house
in which it was believed that gam
bling was going on. Once inside they
found a bunch of Chinese of the more
intelligent class and most of the par
aphainalia of a gambling game, but
no money. They proceeded to gather
in such gambling traps as they could
find and informed the Chinamen that
they were under arrest for gambling.
"But you have found no money
where is your evidence"? inquired
one of the victims, a well known local
The leader of the police squad
scratched his head and thought a
"Yes," he said; "I guess that is so.
But, anyhow, I think you fellows
ought to dig up a dollar apiece for the
"All right! All right!" they cho
rused. There were twenty-six Chinamen
and $2G were promptly deposited up
on the table.
"All right" added the maikai-nui as
the policemen prepared to leave.
"This time you are good Red Cross
men. But you watch out next time
1 II catch you sure.
Christmas Gifts Of
Wailuku and Maui had a visit from
some real tourists this week. Mr.
and Mrs. Neil J. Brown and wife, of
Bickleton, Wash., arrived at the Maui
Hotel Sunday morning, made the trip
to Haleakala and visited other points
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Soper, Wal
hee, returned from Honolulu Satur
day night. They were accompanied
by their daughter, Miss Margaret
boper, who is attending St. Andrew's
rriory and comes home for the holi
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cooke and son,
Fred, who are spending the holidays
with Mrs. H. I'. Baldwin, will return
to Honolulu in about a week.
Sanford Wood, son of Dr. C. B.
Wood, of Honolulu, is spending the
holidays with Harvey Raymond at
Mr. L. P. Judd, of West Hartford.
Conn., has arrived on Maui for a visit
of some length with his son and
daughter, Robert and Miss Gertrude
George K. Trimble, night engineer
of the Hilo Electric Light Co., has
been spending the holidays at his
home in Wailuku.
The .Woman's Guild of the Church
of the Good Shepherd will hold its
regular monthly meeting on Wednes
day, January 2, at Mrs. Bevlns', Wai
luku. Twenty-four gamblers failed to ap
pear in the Lahaina district court
Monday morning, forfeiting mail in
the sum of $150.
A large number of invitations have
been issued for the dance at Wailuku
mill New Year's Eve.
A number of young ladies, dressed
in white, serenaded Wailuku with
Christmas carols early Tuesday morn
ing. A Christmas dinner was enjoyed
and Christmas tree exercises carried
out at the Sanitarium Monday even
ing. Frank W. Peacock, of Puunene, has
received informaton that his brother
is the last survivor of the famous
Princess Pat regiment of Canada.
The brother was also severely wound
The Japanese cruiser Tokiwa did
not return to Honolulu as was
thought, but has been engaged in tar
get and other work not far from this
island for more than a week.
S. Das, the Paia chemist, who was
y evening the Wailuku Hard
grocery Co., gave away the
Christ mas presents which had been
previously promised. Quite a crowd
took In the fun. The gifts were as
R. Matsunmra, the Studebaker
Philip Ing, toy automobile.
Mrs. James Smith, rocking horse,
G. Takaki, large girl doll.
Mrs. H. R. Mathews, baseball and
M. Kainioka, car and small doll.
Off For Honolulu
The Misses Farrington, of Hono-! summoned to the Coast as a witness
lulu, are visiting at the D. C. Lindsay in the Hindu conspiracy case, has re
home, turned to Honolulu.
Latest News By Wireless
(Continued from Page One.)
committee had just held a meeting, at
which some sixteen were present;
and, in spite of the difficulties under
which the first contest had been con
ducted, it was the opinion of all that
a second Children's Garden Contest
be had, to run from January to and
including June of 1918 provided the
Maui County Fair and Racing Associ
ation could see its way clear to en
dorse and finance the contest.
The committee also believed it
would be advisible to conduct an
adult garden contest to run for the
same period of time and be under the
same management as the Children's
Attention was also called to the
matter of funds sufficient to defray
expenses of children whose prizes
consisted of a trip to Honolulu and
On motion of Mr. Rice, seconded by
Mr. Lufkin, there was appropriated
from funds of the Association, and
the treasurer was authorized to ad
vance, the sum of two Hundred dol
lars with which to defray expenses of
the six children and guide, to Hono
lulu and return. Motion carried un
animously. It was also moved by Mr. Rice,
seconded by Mr. Cameron, that the
Children's Garden Committee proceed
with a new Children's Garden
Contest, to be conducted under the
auspices of the Maui County Fair and
Racing Association; to run from
January 1, 1918 to June 30, 1918; and
that a garden contest for adults be al
so conducted for the same period, to
be under the management of the same
committee. Motion carried unani
mously. It was moved by Mr. Wadsworth,
seconded by Mr. Rice, that Mr. Mat
hews act as guide and take the chil
dren to Honolulu. Carried.
It was also moved by Mr. Wads
worth, seconded by Mr. Lufkin, that
the Children's Gaiden Executive
Committee determine the charactor
of the prize that should be awarded
to Miss Margaret Cabral, of Hana, in
the event of her not taking the trip
to Honolulu. Carried unanimously.
WILL TAKE PINES
The lumber schooners Albert Mey
ers and Wawona will take pineapples
back to the Coast, one cargo going to
San Francisco and the other to Seat
tle. This arrangement is a relief to
the pine growers in this time of doubt
ful facilities for shipping.
The five boys who won in the gar
den contest put on by the Maui Coun
ty Fair & Racing Association left
in the steamer Wednesday night for
Honolulu, taking the boat at Lahaina.
They were accompanied by Mr. L. R.
Mathews, who will personally show
them around the city. The young
lady victor in the contest did not care
to make the trip, so she will be given
a prize which will cost as
much as the expenses of one of the
excursionists to Honolulu.
For the convenience of the party,
Mr. Mathews took his own car along
and intends to drive it himself, tak
ing the boys to all points of interest
and explaining the sights to them.
The party will return in the Claud
ine next Tuesday morning New
Last Night's Eclipse
The eclipse of the moon last night
began and ended on schedule, but,
unfortunately, the sight was obscured
at most parts of Maui by clouds. In
Wailuku it. became quite dark at
about 11 o'clock, making it desirable
to throw on the street lights for an
hour. Occasional glimpses were had
of the moon through the cloud waves.
When in total eclipse its surface ap
peared of a brownish color.
On New Year's Day
An all day mixed doubles tennis
tournament between Wailuku-Kahului
and Puunene-Paia players has been
arranged for New Year's day at the
Puunene courts. . Playing will be
started at 10 o'clock, with each team
playing two matches of two short sets
each, total games to count. With the
following teams in action there should
lie some interesting tennis:
McKenzie-Paris vs. Burns-Fitzgerald;
Blair-Weight vs. Loughcr-Thom-son;
Burns-Bevins vs. Baldwin-McAllister;
Villiers; Engle-Chillingworth vs. Lindsay-Couch;
Rietow-Campbell vs. Rose-erans-Wodehouse;
vs. Sawyer-Searby ; Hoogs-Mitcii-ell
The schooner Albert Meyers will
sail late this afternoon for Seattle,
taking 15.000 cases of pineapples.
The schooner Wawona will get
away in about a week, probably for
The schooner A. M. Baxter, from
the Sound, with 700,000 feet of lum
ber, has been in sight, for about
two days, but is standing off on ac
count of Kona weather. She will
come in as soon as the wind is favor
able. A wireless announces that the
steamer Iris will arrive Sunday morn
ing to take 3,000 tons of sugar, pre
sumably for the Coast. Little is
known about the vessel, except that
she is one of the shipping board's
steamers and is supposed to be at
It is thought that the Matson
steamer Manoa may arrive here to
morrow from Honolulu, although
nothing definite is known. Prepara
tions have been made to receive her,
however, should she show up.
Schools will resume the new term
next Wednesday morning.
Washington Secretary Baker announced that in the list returned
by the chief of staff, Lieut. Archibald Roosevelt is recommended by
General Pershing to be captain.
AMERICAN STEAMER LOST
New York The steamer Tuscarora is believed lost. She had a
crew of 35.
NEW BRITISH SEA LORD
London Vice-Admiral Sir Ronslin Wemyss has been appointed
l;rst lord of the admiralty to succeed Jellicoe, who has been raised to
Submarine losses have been eleven under 1600 tons and one over,
and one fishing boat.
STATEMENT REGARDING PEACE
Petrograd Count Czernin, Austrian foreign minister, at session of
the peace conference at Brest-Litouvsk on Tuesday, read a statement
to the effect that the Central Powers were agreeable to concluding an
immediate general peace, without forcible annexations or indemnities.
FIGHTING ONLY IN. ITALY
New York Except in northern Italy, war operations continue be
low normal. It is snowing in France. Bombardments and raiding art
taking place in Italy, west of the Brenta river. The Italians through
Christmas continued a counter which succeeded in making gains at Cod
debuse and Monte Devalbella. The battle lasted throughout the morning
with great violence, the Italians resting on several positions taken from
l he enemy. Later, owing to renewed onslaughts of the Teutons, they
were compelled to give up a part of their gains.
CAPITAL CITY HAPPENINGS
Honolulu The total eclipse of the moon tonight, as announced by
the College of Hawaii, will start at 9:35 o'clock.
The head of the militia bureau here has been ordered to proceed to
Army has arrested fourteen persons at Waipahu for wearing por
tions of the United States uniform, including two militiamen and six
blind piggers, on Schofield reservation.
The organization knows as Hermann's Soehne has been notified to
vacate the premises in the Harrison building.
It is reported that Fraulein Heuer has forwarded her resignation to
President Dean, of the College of Hawaii. When questioned about the
rumor, she replied that she had nothing to say. President Dean enter
tained Fraulein Heuer and Miss Mathews at dinner Christmas eve. A
petition has been signed by thirteen students asking the dismissal of both
teachers, saying that they have not attended to tneir classes, a. com
ing editorial in Star-Bulletin will say that Fraulein Heuer must be dis
missed. WEDNESDAY EVENING
Honolulu Food Controller Childs, leaving shortly for Washington,
will before departing, appoint every plantation manager a special repre
sentative of the national food commission.
R. II. Trent has been named by the Supreme Court to succeed A.
V. Carter as a trustee of the Bishop Estate, turning down the recom
mendation of the Board of Trustees that F. M. Hatch be appointed.
The attorney for Dr. Hayes has notified the city attorney that he
desires trial on January 2.
REVOLUTION IN BULGARIA
Petrograd Reports state that a revolution is breakng out in Bulgaria-
against Czar Ferdinand.
BAD CONDITIONS IN RUSSIA
London Torn with internal dissensions, the Bolsheviki govern
ment seems tottering, according to reports from Petrograd. The des
patches report increased drunkenness, refusal of labor to work and
scarcity of food as reason for the widespread troubles. The peace com
missioners have returned to Petrograd and the negotiations at Brest
i,:touvsk are suspended. Sir George Buchanan, British ambassador,
issues a statement denying certain charges that his Embassy has been
interfering in the internal affairs of Russia. He says that Russia is
divided into three distinct governments and it is difficult to avoid ap
parent conflicting relations.
. SKILLED LABOR TO BE MOBILIZED
Washington Indications are that artizans and skilled labor will
s-oon be mobilized, according to their trades, for war service. Informa
tion received by General Crowder from all governors indicate that
tiuite a number of bricklayers are available for war duty. These are to
prepare for immediate mobilization.
TOBACCO IS A NECESSITY
London Lord Rhodda, food controller, declares tobacco a necessity
for troops, not a luxury.
RUSSIAN TRINCESS LOCATED
Honolulu A special cable from Tokio to the Jiji says the Princess
Tatiana is safe in the Russian embassy at Peking.
American Front, France German atrocities against American
soldiers officially reported. Sentry found with throat cut. Must have
been so killed after capture.
ON THE WAR FRONTS
New York Increased artillery on Verdun region indicates ap
parent intention of Germans to keep French well occupied and might
mean renewed effort to break through. British air squadron bombed
Manheim; numerous fires started. Bombs dropped.
Italian battle Piave front still raging.
GERMAN CREW CAPTURED
Atlantic Port Crew of German submarine captured. When
foundered and sunk, they knew of movements of American steamer
carrying officers and were lying in wait for it but failed, owing to
vigilance of convoy.
FIGHTING IN SIBERIA
Peking Trans-Siberia railroad cuts Irkutsk, where Bolsheviki
destroyed shops. Heavy fighting in many places in Siberia between
Bolsheviki and revolutionists.
Paia Sunday School
' The Paia Community House re
sounded with shouts and laughter
last Friday while the Christmas party
for the Sunday school was under way.
More than a hundred and fifty of
those enrolled, including some of their
maturer friends, entered most heartily
into the round of games which were
arranged for. Miss Ruth Edmonds,
Miss Sarah Bradshawand Miss Beat
rice Webb, assisted by the young
ladies' class, had something doing
Many flags with palms and ferns
added charm to the hall and lanai.
These were arranged by Mrs. F. W.
Hardy and Mrs. D. B. Murdock. Deli
cious cookies and cool lemonade add
ed substantial cheer to the occassion.
The refreshment committee was com
posed of Mrs. H. W. Rice, Mrs. H. D.
Sloggett and Mrs. E. B. Carley. These
committees worked with the Ladies'
Aid to furnish a royal good time for
the children, small and larger. Each
individual was remembered with a
bag of candy and nuts, also an apple.
New Garden Contests
To Begin Next Tuesday
On page 2, of this Issue, appears
the announcement of the Maui Coun
ty Fair & Racing Association in re
gard to a children's garden contest
and a garden contest for grown-ups,
which will begin next Tuesday and
continue until June 15.
The contest for children will be
similar to the one just concluded.
Again the six leaders will make the
joyful trip to Honolulu, this time in
the summer when the weather will
be fine and there will be a great deal
to see and do. The second prizes
will be left to the choice of the suoes
cesful contestants, the value only be
ing stipulated. In place of six as be
fore, there will be nine third prizes,
so that every boy and girl will have
a better chance of getting one or the
The adults' prizes will be all cash.
and thirty-nine of the contestants will
have a chance of claiming one of
them. Of course all will try for one
of the six prizes of $25 each, these
being divided between the districts.
The idea of the adult contest is to
promote the raising of food and the
lowering of the cost of living in the
Children should ask their school
principal or communicate with Mr. L.
R. Mathews, at Wailuku. if there is
anything they do not now understand.
Grown-ups will get the idea from the
announcement on page 2.
Former Maui Man
With Honolulu "Y"
Miss Maria Harrison, who is atten
ing the Priory, is spending the X'nu
holidays with her grand mother, M'
R. P. Hose.
Miss Margaret McCubbin, Miss V
hie Kaluakini and Miss Nellie Rio
ardson. Priory students, came over
last Friday evening's Claudine for tl
Christmas vacation. :
Allan Freeland, Carl Farden,
Joseph Espinda, John Kauhane and
Afong Ah You St. Louis College boys
are at home for the holidays.
Another Lahaina boy who is doini;
his bit" for his country is John Sil- i
va, Jr., son of Mr. John Silva. tie J
blacksmith on the Pioneer plantatio ' Q
John is on the Alert. i
Mr. and Mrs. Pratt, of Paia. were '
In Lahaina on Sunday, the guests of
Miss Beth Pratt and Baby Siiith I
went over to Paia on Sunday to
spend Christmas week with Miss 1
Mrs. Gossln. of Baldwin House, is
spending the holidays with Miss Mos
ser, in Paia.
Miss Mary de Ponte, who is taking .
the nurses' training course at the I
Queen's hosnltal Honolulu la onnn A. 2
ing her vacation with Mrs. David
Fleming, Honolua. t.
James and Scott Nlcoll. of Hama.
kuapoko, were in Honolua last week
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Davit
Mrs. Edith Wagner and Mr. Charlei'
Putnam of the Lahainaluna school
are spending the Christnias week a!
the Volcano House, Hawaii.
Mr. and Mrs. George Keenev enfLr
tained at dinner on Christmas evening
for Doctor and Mrs. Joses. Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Decoto and Miss Merri-
E. C. Moore, of Haiku, recently
heard from H. Pomerantz, formerly
of Paia, Maui. He writes that he will
be stationed at the Honolulu Y. M. C.
A. for some time to come as the scarc
ity of secretaries for the local Y. M.
C. A. is very serious. Mr. Pomerantz
left Maui with the intention of tak
ing training for Y. M. C. A. work in
France but as there has been such a
drain of secretaries from the local
"Y", three having left in the past
two months, he has been asked to
stay behind to help to keep the
"house fires burning".
Pomerantz writes that he has had
the pleasure of showing around Ho
nolulu some American Y. M. C. A.
secretaries on their way to the Rus
sian front. He says how he longed to
be going with them, but Mr. Larrimer
asked him to be patient for the pres
ent as they need him here.
Mrs. Kathleen MacNeal Durham
was in Lahaina last week, the guent
of Mrs. Louis Weinzheimer. Mrs. Du;
ham is from Portland, Oregan, and f
short-story writer, her pen name.
being Katherine Alida MacNeal piS
Temple Bailey. She left for the Vc
cano on Saturday evening's Mauri I
Kea. f !
Miss Amy and Miss Wolfe
Christmas Day with Mr. and
King at the wireless station.
Miss Chung, ot he Faculty of
Kamehameha III school, is spend!
tne noiiuays in Honolulu.
Mrs. J. E. Gannon and son Rotitt
whe were in Wailuku last week, tl
guests of Mrs. Victor Schoenbei
came home on Sunday.
Why Track Meet
The following niarriaEe licenses
have been issued In Wailuku district
since last report:
Robert Wilhelm, part Hawaiian,
Huelo, 23; Hattie Kalani, part Haw
aiian, Huelo, 20.
Halian Artis, Filipino. Wailuku. 25;
Mrs. Martha Akaniau, Hawaiian, Wai
Bill Piala, Hawaiian, Paia. 24: Mrs.
Kaleb.ua William Meau, Hawaiian,
Sadato Ota, Japanese, Wailuku, 20;
Orijo One, Japanese, Wailuku, 17.
Suzuki Inoske, Japanese. Klhei, 33;
Shizue Kogi, Japanese, Kihei, 18.
Kaetsu Funiya, Japanese, Wailuku,
21; Mitsunio Terata, Japanese, Waia
Ralph N. Villiers, American, Hono
lulu, 24; Clara M. Savage, American,
Augustine Moritijo, Porto Rican,
Puunene, 20; Fita Caravalho, Porto
Rican, Puunene, 19.
MASONS INSTAL OFFICERS
Lodge Maui No. 984, A. F. & A. M.
last night installed the following new
F. W. Peacock, Right Worshipful
Master; J. H. Pratt, Senior Warden;
J. H. Kunewa, Junior Warden; W. A.
Robbins, Secretary; D. C. Lindsay,
Treasurer; C. C. Campbell and D. C.
Lindsay, Trustees for three years.
LADIES' SINGLES' TENNIS
Finals in the ladies singles will
be played at the Puunene Club courts
on Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock,
between Mrs. W. S. Chillingworth and
Mrs. E. A. Campbell.
The track meet, which was schedul
ed for Christmas day, had to be post,
poned for very good reasons. Man
of the athletes are members of th j
National Guard, and when they wen
to Honolulu about a month ago i,
broke up all practice anfl threw th('
organization of the teams out of gea
The various preparations for Chris vs
mas activities also affected the fina
preparations, just as did the concen
tratea enorts or people everywhere,!
for the Red Cross Drive. i.
When the athletic committee of th '
Maui County Fair & Racing Assoc!;, f
tion meets in a few day plans will bi
made for the meet to be held in the
Class Leaders In ) ;
The Wailuku Schoo i
The following pupils of Wailuku
public school led their classes in the
examinations recently held: i
1. Helen Howell 97.4
2. Ruth Whitehead 96.4
3. Tomohiko Hattori . ... 94.7
4. Evangeline Rodrigues . 92.7
5. Helen Palmatier 92.5
6. Kiku Nakamoto 91.7
7. Manuel Nobrigo 91.1
8. Alice Eckart 90.9
9. Satoru Kido 90.9
10. Ah Kiwo Soong 90. J
11. Yone Yoshimoto . .... 90.4
Class Average . .
1. Annie Sentinella .
2. Chyoshi Aizawa . .
3. Chin How Chun . .
Class Average . -.
1. Yoshino Takayama
2. Agnes Delnert .
Class Average .
1. Alfred Kaumeheiwa
Edward Pelekei . .
Kazu Yoshimura .
Oichl Yoshida . ..
Vivian Vetlesen . .
pupils between 80.0
BURNING CASE TO JURY
Malclano Plor appeared in the Wai-:
luku district court yesterday morning
on a charge of malicious burning, and '
the case was passed on to the Circuit 1
Court for trial by jury. This man was -.
nrrpfitAri for nltpmntinc in hum a .
cottage occupied by a Portuguese!
family in Camp Five on the night of I '
December 4. I