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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1918.
Japanese Killed In
Tunnel At Lahaina
A Japanese named Oyishi Kal su
nt a. aged 2S. while working in tho 1U
nokowal tunnel, Puukolii. Lahaina,
at about 8 o'clock Friday evening was
accidentally caught by tho cfld of tho
shaft of an air compressor and so
badly injured that he died about 12
o'clock the same night.
Vpon learning of. the accident and
death of the man, Sheriff Crowell
went to Lahaina and empanelled the
following coroner's jury to inquire
the cause: R. P. Hose, Win. Werner,
John W. K. Hose, Joseph Rocard, U.
I'. Palena and H. Martinson. Alter
hearing all the available evidence the
jurv returned a verdict to the effect
that the man came to bis death as
the result of a fracture at the base
of the skull, caused as above stated.
Tho dead man had been working
on tho comnressor about five months.
On the nigtit of the accident he was
wearing a black coat. This garment
evidently caught in some way on the
compressor shaft, for when the switch
was turned off by a mr.n named Izui
Mekichi, who was the first to reach
the spot a part of the coat was on
the victim and a part was whirling
around the shait. A few minutes be
fore Mekichi had seen Katsunia work
ing around the engine.
Notes Of The Schools
Miss Mary Rodriguos, or Haiku
school, lias been transferred io the
Miss Mary Nunes is the new teach
er for the Keahtia school.
Mrs. Catherine McKay is on leave
of absence and Mrs. Jennie Schoen
berg is taking her place.
Miss Annie Chung, of Kantehameha
III school, is out on sick leave.
Miss Emily Naue, of Olowalu
school, has resigned and no one has
been obtained to fill the vancancy.
Nahiku school in the Hana district
has been temporarily closed and Mrs.
Emma Welsh has been transferred
to the principalship, of the Kipahulu
school. The former principal at this
school is going to the Ililo district,
A summary of the reports of the
public schools in this county show
ed an enrolment of 4?07 pupils. This
does not include the High school and
Eben Low Has Quite
A Novel Experience
(Continued from Fage One.)
ballast, of course,) and then decided
to go on up to Kona, assuming that
the Hawaiian boys would be there up
on their return.
They got back from the big island
Friday nicht and landed. Not a
Hawaiian was in sight. Mr. Low was
sure they would show up the next
day, though or, so he told Mr. Hime;
but, at the same time, he wrote a
letter to Mrs. Low, in Honolulu, tell
ing her of his predicament and in
structing her that when the James
Makee sailed from Honolulu again to
be sure and have the vessel come in
close to Kahoolawe. If by day a
white cloth was on a pole at a cer
tain place, or two lights at night, the
Makee would know that there was
still distress on Kahoolawe and
should come to the relief.
The Hawaiian did not show up the
Mr. Low, who without a horse is
as badly off as a windjammer without
a sail, started off to find suitable nags.
He got the horses, all right, but they
were without shoes! This did not
puzzle Mr. Low for long. Off came
his sweater, up went his sleeves and
having the tools and shoes there, in
a jiffy he was champon horse-shoer
of kahoolawe. Two servicable
ponies were turned out.
The food brought along was not
sufficient for a long period. There
was plenty of meat on the island, but
"conservation" had to be the rule
from the start in regard to potatoes,
bread and a lot, of other things.
Sunday and Monday were spent
riding about, shooting and waiting.
No natives showed up. Monday
night Messrs. Low and Hime had a
New Year's Eve. party of their own.
At midnight they filled their glasses
from the ballast above referred to.
Low was toast master. "Here's to
1917," he said; "you're on your List
legs, and we're glad of it. Your l ist
act was to maroon us on Kahoolawe.
Goodnight ! Here's welcome to 1918."
After the "ballast" had found its
way down the channels intended for
It, the men whipped out their revol
vers and celebrated the coming of
the New Year in real, wild western
style. The goats and other auiuta's
of Kahoolawe were treated to sounds
they had never heard before and will
probably never forget.
Wednesday no relief.
Thursday afternoon smoke appear
ed across tho distant sea and soon
the James Makee hove in sight. The
white Hag was up, the craft saw It
and came to the island. Low and
Hime were taken aboard and landed
at Makena late at night, or, rather,
toward morning. There the pair of
exiles waited around and fought
mosquitoes to da break. Shortly af
ter they got a conveyance and made
their way out to civilization, leach
ing Wailuku toward noon.
A second chapter to the affair
developed itself this morning when
the sampan Heeia Maru showed up at
Kahului, i'rom Honolulu, looking for
Mr. Low and his friend. Fearing
still that all was not right, Mrs. Low
had sent the sampan front Honolulu
to Kahoolawe to the relief of th
marooned men. Arriving at the lone
ly island late yesterday, the skipper
of the Heeia failed to find anybody,
so last night weighed anchor ami
came around to Kahului.
Messrs. Low and Hime w ill go back
in the sampan to Honolulu, leaving
here tomorrow morning.
Netted Nearly $100
Those interested in Belgian relief
work and incidentally the lllrds'
Christmas Carol, which was recently
presented for that purpose, will be
glad to know that nearly a hundred
dollars were realized from the play
after all expenses were paid.
This amount was sent to Mrs.
Emerson, in Honolulu, who is the
pioneer of Ilelgian relief work in the
In a letter expressing her thanks
for the contribution Mrs. Emerson
wrote that the size of the amount
surprised her as she had expected
only about thirty dollars.
Alexander Valentine, manager of
Olowalu plantation, was a visitor in
Hay J5. Rietow, Wailuku, took
charge of the big warehouse of the
Kahului Store at the first of this
The engagement of Miss Adelaide
IT. Sylva. of Wailiee, and John Conies
Ituarte, Wailuku, has been announc
ed. Edwin II. Paris, treasurer and man
ager of E. O. Hall & Son, Honolulu,
spent a few days of this week on
Harry M. Gesner, Wailuku, return
ed Wednesday night from Honolulu.
This morning he received a big ship
liirnt of sixteen Ford cars, they arriv
ing on the Manoa.
C. II. Dickey, formerly of Maui and
for two years resident at Piedmont,
Cal., has 'arrived at. Honolulu, accom
panied by Mrs. Dickey. The Dickeys
will remain in the Islands until Feb
uary. J. P. Cross, who has taken over the
P. G. Riley lines (Collins, McCarthy
Candy Co. and Standard Biscuit Co.,)
in the Islands, came over in the Mau
na Kea Wednesday night to interview
local merchants and will leave Sat
urday night for Hawaii.
Miss Muriel Duncan was hostess
on New Year's Day at a luncheon,
after which the guests attended ten
nis at Puunene. Miss Duncan's guests
were: Miss Hildred Church, Misses
Ruth and Frances Farrington, Miss
Peggy Hannah, and Misses Ruth and
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Castle, of
Honolulu, who were here a few weeks
;go, are back again on the Manoa,
making the round trip from the city
as a sort of pleasure excursion. They
are making their headquarters at the
Maui Hotel and today have gone to
tTl,,...1lo1.,,r. Tvimnrrnw thev will
take in Lahaina and other points over
- ... . .. - t.nl
more ana win return io iue raim
Moroni H. Sylva, who was with the
Wailuku Post Office during the holi
days, has returned to Waihee.
Sheriff Crowell will receive the first
batch of the quest ionaire tomorrow
and will at once begin having the
blanks filled by registrants for the
W. W. Dimond & Co., Honolulu, call
attention in this issue to the Wonder
Butter Merger, which makes a two
pound butter roll out of one pound of
butter and one pint of milk.
First Lieut s. John G. Watkins, 32nd
Infantry, Frank A. Lufkin, 25 th In
fantry, and Nicholas Nanassey, First
Infantry, have been named to assist
the commander of the Reserve Olli
cers' Training Camp at Schofieii
Estate Matters In
The Circuit Court
Accounts were allowed yesterday
on petition of Tarn Yau, in the matter
of the estate of Chee Po. late of Ma-
kawao. Petitioner charged himseft
with $1010.81 and was allowed $449.38.
Third annual accounts of Hawaiian
Trust Co.. trustee estate of late Sam
uel It Dowdle, Makawao, were allow
ed. The estate is valued at $3,786.42.
Receipts were $10G8.04 and disburse
Annual accounts of guardian (the
mother) in the matter of Cecelia
Juanita Andrade were approved.
Petition of Kalanl Tahoa for a writ
of habeas corpus to gain possession
of Keaumiki and other children was
dismissed, and that portion of a
former order making Kalanl guardian
of the persons of the minors was nulli
fied. The widow was appointed adminis
trator of the estate of the late Tsuru
matsu, late of Puunene, under bond
of $5(10. Estate consists principally
of $800 balance on an insurance
W. F. Crockett was appointed exe
cutor without bonds of the will of the
late Keaho Kaleimanuhia. The pro
perty is valued at about $3!n0.
The postollice authoiities noticed
Maui postmasters in December that
telephones in the otiices of this i.dand
would not be paid for any longer, so
on the first of this month the instru
merits were taken out. The first effect
came this morning when the Wailuku
postmaster was unable to give any in
formation regarding the arrival of the
Manoa or mail arriving by her. Fail
ure to be able to get the postoflice
by 'phone proved a jar to the public
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PEACE CONFERENCE AGAIN
London Notwithstanding the unfavorable reception of the
proposals of the Central Powers and the return. from Brest-Litouvsk
of the Russian delegates it is assumed here that the peace conference
will resume its sessions at the appointed date.
VON IIERTLING REPORTED ILL
Amsterdam despatches report that von Hertling is ill. It is rumor
ed that his retirement for ill health will make way for the appointment
of von Buelow.
IN THE WAR ZONES
New York The seventh Hungarian loan brought in seven billion
kronen. Eight billions have already been expended.
Austro-Gcrmans continue raids upon towns of Italy, including
Castel, Franco and Venepo, 20 miles northwest of Venice, where two
hospitals were hit and 18 killed.
Artillery righting is going on on the France, Belgium and Italy
i routs. No infantry fighting whatever.
EARTHQUAKE IN EUROPE
Genoa A serious earthquake is reported in the neighborhood of
Obcrammergau, also on the Leca river.
RUSSIA MAY FIGHT AGAIN
Petrograd Korniloff is not dead as reported, but is now leading
Petrograd is awakening to the
a game of deception in her peace overtures. The Petrograd papers are
a most unanimous in the opinion that Germany wants no democratic
peace. Trotsky, before the central committee of the council of soldiers
-workmen, denounces the leuton
is on the verge of renewing operations against the Germans. Russian
negotiators suggest that the peace council be removed to Stockholm,
which it is believed Germany will refuse. Russia has three millions
of men prepared to resume hostilities.
Honolulu Rev. Hans Isenberg,
lite Queen's hospital, is sinking very rapidly. The doctors hold out
small hopes that he will survive more than a few days. (Rev. Hans
Isentierg is a brother of the original
Isenberg, of Honolulu. His ailment
ippendicitts a few weeks ago. Ed. Maui News.)
Superintendent Kinney announces that all public school teachers
a ill be quizzed as to their loyalty.
to teach undiluted Americanism.
John Marcallino, former clerk
victed and sentenced for embezzlement, has been pardoned by the
Humberg states that Schroeder
ific Guano Co., on the coast, a subsidiary company to Hackfeld's, where
he had been employed since leaving
ireless reports state that the
Maru on the 2nd., has been partially extinguished. A transport is
standing by, rendering aid.
Judge lleen has ordered expunged from the records references by
the grand jury to Dr. Ludy and the
that these conclusions of the jurymen were read by him with surprise,
as the grand jury is an informing
expressions of opinion he believes
BRITISH AMBASSADOR LEAVES
Washington Ambassador Spring-Rice, who is leaving the United
States for home, today bade farewell
AT THE NATION'S CAPITOL
Washington Admiral Benson tells the Senate that the German
submarine crews, although picked
Food Administrator Hoover and Senator Reed have a clash be
fore Senate committee, the Senator accusing Hoover of usurping
COMPULSORY RATIONING IN BRITAIN
London It is officially announced that compulsory rationing will
soon be put into effect.
CONSPIRATOR'S SENTENCE DEFERRED
San Francisco The sentence of von Brincken has been deferred
to January 12.
GERMAN'S ATTACK IN WEST
Paris A big artillery battle has started on the Aisne front.
Honolulu A relayed message received here from the sea gives
information that the Senyo Maru
stnding in the distress message was
Maru. As soon as the location is
cave here to render assistance.
The grand jury reports on the case of the Miss Berg that it believes
Captain Ludy to be the man responsible for the condition of the young
woman, which caused her to attempt
no indictment against Ludy for the
llumberg is proceeding with developing plans for reorganizing
Ilackfeld & Co., which it is not certain will meet the entire approbation
of the community. He proposes giving full details very soon. He
expects to advise Rodiek tomorrow concerning local attitude in respect
t: him, and says that a meeting of stockholders and directors will be
held shortly. No word direct or indirect from John F. Ilackfeld, presi
dent of the company, who is in Bremen, has been received since Nov
ember, 1916. Ilumburg intimates that alien enemies will be dropped
. The first girl clerk appears at army headquarters and is assigned
CONGRESS RESUMES SESSION
Washington Congress reassembles today, but will adjourn out of
respect to the memory of Senator Newlands, of Nevada, and Represcnta
live 1'othrick, of Ohio, who died during the recess. '
The first business will be on FYiday when the President will address
Congress and outline length of government operation of the railroads
LOSSES BY SUBMARINES
London Eighteen vessels over 1600 tons were sunk last week,
and one under that tonnage. While the number sunk was larger for
the wek than usual the general showing for December is regarded as
i.ntis factory. The British and the Allies have captured and sunk more
submarines in December than in any previous month more, in fact,
:han Germany could hope to replace. During last year trawlers cleared
the seas of 4600 German mines.
COAL HAS RIGHT OF WAY
Washington Solid coal trains
head of all other freight, following a conference between Secretary
McAdoo and the fuel administrator here.
ON THE VARIOUS FRONTS
New York Apparent proof
offensive is found in the almost continuous bombardment of the British
and French sectors. Aside from artillery, there is no activity except
raids. It is snowing heavily, with a cold wave from St. Quentin to
the Vosges. This is giving the Italians time to strengthen their lines,
where there is unusual artillery.
London General Maurice's weekly talk points out the probability
of Germans taking vigorous offensive on the west in two sectors, the
signal being the steady flow of German reinforcements from the Rus
sian front. Americans are not ready to take any considerable part in
operations and the public is warned to prepare for some losses.
fact that Germany has been playing
demands as hypocritical. Russia
president of Lihue plantation, in
Paul Isenberg and uncle of Paul
started from a severe attack of
They must pledge their willingness
of the Circuit Court, who was con
has been discharged from the Pac
tire which started aboard the bluno
Berg case. The court order says
and accusing body, not judicial, and
to be highly improper.
to the President and other govern
from the German fleet, are losing
is afire and wants help. The ship
unable to secure the location of the
understood a government vessel will
a criminal operation. It returns
reason that there is no direct
have been ordered moved eastward
that Germans are preparing for big
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IN THE CHURCHES j
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WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland D. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. George N. Weight, Jr., Direc
tor of the Choir.
Mies Mary E. Hoffmann, Organist.
Organ Recital at 7. P. M.
Service at 7:30 with sermon by
Rev. A. Craig Uowdish, minister of
the Makawao Union Church.
The regular Sunday School session
9. '45 to 10:35, Sunday morning.
Red Cross Class meets Wednesday
afternoon at 3:30.
"Bright Monday" Club Friday after
noon directly after school at the
church Sunday School rooms. Even
ing Club for High School pupils meets
at the homes of the pupils Friday
To the services of this Church
everyone is most cordially invited.
CHURCH OF THE
Rector, Rev. J. Charles Villiers.
Epiphany Sunday. The services
at 8 a. ni. and 11 o'clock will be as
usual for the day.
All are Invited to the services of
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bow-dish, Minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Morning Service
with the Lord's Supper.
SERMON TO MASONS
"Lodge Maui" of the Masons wor
shipped at the Baldwin Memorial
Church on Dec. 30th., as the guests
of the church. The service was in
recognition of St. John's Day. The
Rev. A. Craig P.owdish centered his
sermon on the life and work of this
great man who was centuries ahead
of the woild in his thinking and
character. St. John began his life as
a prosperous fisherman some nineteen
centuries ago. He was wide awake,
discriminating in his choice of friends
and progressive in his ideas. As a
result he put himself under the in
fluence and teaching of the greatest
teacher the world has ever seen. This
resulted in his leaving his fishing
and going out to help the world get
a grip on itself. St. John became
the champion of love and brotherhood.
This love is the high, spiritual love
that is above the physical and ordin
ary chance friendship. Only this ex
alted love of the purified instincts,
the noble emotions and clear spirit
is capable of real friendship and
brotherhood. It is no mere chance
that Free Masonry has made St.
John one of the great men in this
OLD AND THE NEW
Lessons from the old year, and
hints for the New Year was the
theme of the sermon at the Church
of the Good Shepherd, on the last
Sunday of the year 1917. Rev. J.
Charles Villiers, rector of the Church,
spoke of 1917 as one of the most
memorable, and one of the saddest
years in the history of civilization.
Among the memorable things in it
was America s entrance into the war,
whereby she became an active part
ner of nations which, since August,
1914 had been fighting in the cause
of righteousness. The year had been
memorable too in the life of the Ameri
can people by tho response which
they had given to the many and vari
ous demands made on them to aid in
this and that direction of humane and
philanthropic service. If billions of
dollars had been raised for the actual
conduct of the war, it was worthy of
note that many hundreds of millions
had been also raised to meet human
needs, and alleviate, human suffering.
The loss for the year had been
great in both human life and in pro
perty, but it is a matter for gratitude
that faith in our righteous cause has
not been lost.
'Still truth proclaims her motto
In letters of living light
ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT RE-ORGANIZED
Washington General Crozier announces the re-organization of the
ordnance department, with experienced men at the head. Important
divisions will be on lines of the British ministry of munitions. Colonel
MacRobert, former executive and
is named chief of the bureau of
SENYO MARU IS LOCATED
Honolulu A vessel at sea wirelesses that she has located the burn
ing steamer Senyo Maru and is proceeding to Honolulu under full
steam. Expects to arrive at dtybrcak this morning. The Senyo is a
frrigl.ter loaded with cotton and oil and sailed direct from coast on
the 2Ht. Crew wirelesses that they are unable to hold the flames in
' San Antonio Five negroes of the 24th. Infantry, tried at the last
court martial for participation in the Houston riots, have been sentenc
ed to be hung.
HOOVER BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE
Washington Hoover testifying before the Senate investigating
committee said his first act was to try to settle strike situation in Cuba.
Said he did not believe earlier warning of impending shortage had any
thing to do in frightening people into hoarding and thereby causing
prices to be raised. He advocates now that the government purchase
control of the kinds of goods served in public eating houses to meet
abnormal conditions. Says additional legislation conferring such
powers should be enacted and urges government to purchase sugar.
Hoover said that through that method alone could refiners be paid an
GERMANY WANTS MORE AIRCRAFT
London Reuter, quoting officers, says official German orders say
ihat the recent entry of America into the war compells the building of
a considerable number of new aircraft. The correspondent says that
heavy artillery is coming from the Russian to the western front.
PARIS COUNCILLORS RETURN
Washington Results of the inter-Allied council in Paris made
public today on the return of the American delegates. Constant and
speedy despatch of troops to France is the one object of the United
Mates. Plans worked out here were put into effect for the control of
food consumption, including compulsory control in homes.- Great
Britain and France agreed to legalize compulsory rationing.
No question is ever settled
Until it is settled right.
Wo hope for peace, and we have
faith to believe that ore long peace
will come, a peace not dictated by
military autocracies, hut by victory
in the cause of righteousness:
'Though the heel of the strong
May grind the weak In the dust,
And the voices of fame with one
May call him great and just,
Let those who applaud take warn
ing And keep this motto in sight
No question is ever settled
Until St is settled right.
Every dark cloud has its silver lin
ing, and every dark night breaks in
to day. 'Weeping may endure for
the night, but joy cometh in the morn
ing,' Though we are under the cloud
just now, we have the forward look,
and are children of the day.
In the coming year, and in the years
which are to follow it, we shall re
new, and increase, our faith in, and
loyalty to the great fundamentals on
which righteousness must ever rest.
We shall learn, more and more, thnt
the happenings of today are the har
vests of yesterday, and that what we
are in thought today that. In all like
lihood, we shall be in character to
morrow. There Is still truth In the
old classic saying: "Man never is,
but always Is becoming." That Is to
say, he Is always on the road, and
ever moving forward to his destiny,
and, therefore, each day as it comes
to us conies to us bearing in hand, so
to speak, an invitation to do our best
in it, and so make it the best kind of
preparation for tomorrow.
McPhee Not To Race
At Honolulu Again
The following are the first para
graphs of an article appearing in yes
terday's issue of the Honolulu Ad
vertiser: Angus McPhee of Maui, well known
Island horseman and turf enthusiast,
will not race any more of his animals
on a Honolulu track, at least not while
racing here is conducted under the
auspices of the Hawaii Polo & Racing
The Valley Islander made his stand
clear on New Year's night following
the superb fiasco over what was to
have been the feature race at Kapio
lani Park between his Mary Jay, Mrs.
Alice K. Macfarlane's Florence Rob
erts and Louis Warren's Umpqua.
Mr. McPhee was so cut up over the
affair that he left in the Mauna Kea
yesterday morning for his Maul horn
and left orders that his horses should
be shipped to him by the Claudine to
CAR FALLS IN DITCH
A big Cole car, driven by Augustine
Pomba, skidded from the road near
the Japanese cemetery just outside
of Wailuku Tuesday niglt. Although
the vehicle went over the embank
ment, it was not damaged and no one
DRILL SERGEANT MARRIED
Drill Sergeant G. A. Wetzel, sta
tioned at Wailuku, and Sada Kashi
noki, until lately a stenographer In
the law offices of Eugene Murphy,
were married in Honolulu last Mon
day. FOR SALE
Dodge Touring Car, in good condition.
Complete with cushion covers, two
spare Goodyear tires and skidding
chains. Reasonable price. Apply F.
manager of the National City bank,
procurements. Twelve others are as