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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1918.
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MANY AT DRAWING OF
Interest Runs High, Particularly As The First Six
Favorite Lots Were Being Selected By Those
' Having The Initial Chances Names Of Those
Drawing And The Property Selected By Them
There were great "doings" In the Circuit Court room Saturday after
noon when selections were made of the Haleakala homesteads, Makawao
district. The place was crowded with the successful applicants, a large
number of their friends and other parties Interested In a general way.., The
previous drawing had established the. order In which the successful appli
cants would come, so that part of It went along merrily; but Interest was
renewed as each name was called to Bee which lot would be selected.
Everybody wanted to know what lot John Fernandez, of Honolulu,
would draw. Most of those present had guessed he would select No. 115,
however. John was the first to draw, and, after answering all the questions
satisfactorily, he announced that his lot -would be 115. After the first half
dozen had drawn there started a shifting of choice among the remaining
applicants, it developing that most of them had decided on a few of the
W. O. Aiken, land agent, conducted the business. He arrived a few
minutes late, due to auto troubles, threw off his coat and was dowp to
business in short order. The lots In the order of their numbers were drawn
Area, Acre Appraised
Lot No. (more or less Value
101 49.77 $1073.00 Atone de Souza Medeiros, Makawao.
102 51.70. , 1270.00 W. K. Apuakehau, Honolulu.
103 54.46 1174.00 Peter Walter Elchinger, Puunene.
104 51.56 905.00 John P. Freitas, Makawao.
105 50.85 893.00 Waioni Asahara (widow), Kihel.
106 49.45 968.00 David Kiakona, Pauwela.
107 49.30 964.00 Hannah Kiakona, (Miss), Pauwela.
108 50.55 989.00 John Perreira, Makawao.
109 48.40 946.00 Joaquin Vincent, Kula.
110 40.52 873.00 Manuel Franco, Jr., Paia.
Meeting In Kahului
Defense Society Committee Meets
Maui Ladies On The Question
Of The Day
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
executive committee of the conserva
tion committee of the Maul section of
the American Defense Society met, by
appointment, the executive committee
of the Maui Woman's Food Conserva
tion Commission in the Community
House at KahuluJ. The following
Woman's Conservation Commis
sion: Mrs. A. C. Bowdlsh, chairman;
1 Mrs. F. B. Cameron, secretary; Mrs.
F. F. Baldwin, Mrs. Hair, Mrs. H. A.
Baldwin, Mrs. F. P. Rosecrans, Mrs.
W.. A. Baldwin, Mrs. Will. J. Cooper,
Mrs. Angus McPhee, Mrs. Fantom,
Mrs. E. 13. Pleasant.
Vigilance Corps: Dr. W. D. Bald
win, president; J. B. Thompson, F.
B. Cameron, Frank Baldwin and L. D.
By special Invitation: Rev. E. E.
Pleasant and John Watt.
The discussion lasted nearly two
hours and concluded with a decision
that the plans of the ladies for the
coming food pledge drive should
stand as they are, the men to get in
and help and "dig", if necessary.
Mr. Thompson was urged to take
up vigorously the work of educating
the laborers to the importance of con
servation and announced that he had
shaped out an elaborate campaign
which will include work on all the
plantations and throughout the
The meeting was regarded ag a
success and satisfactory from' every
Maui's New Tax Rate
Is Fixed At 1.50
The property tax rate for Maul this
year has been fixed at $1.50 on the
$100, which is the lowest In the Ter
ritory. Kauai is next with $1.81,
then come Oabu at $1.83 and Hawaii
For Maui the year's expenses are
placed at $649,343.42. It is' interest
ing to note that the Maui supervisors
requested that the tax rate be limited
to $1.50, which accounts for a reduc
tion in the estimates for current ex
penses and for permanent improve
ments. The general division is as
Current expenses, $196,917.88; per
manent improvements, $151,278.85; In
terest and sinking fund, territorial
bonds, $36,692.55; new buildings, etc.,
$61,000; school teacher's salaries
$182,446.18; proportion general school
fund. $21,130.73; assessing and col
lecting taxes, $15,450; tax books and
blanks, $1925; taxation maps, $1925;
expense tax appeals, $577.50.
SAVE THEIR SAKE
Claim That It Is Necessary Laborers
Should Have Their Booze
MAUI APPEALED TO FOR SUPPORT
The Japanese American Citizen's
Association, with headquarters at Ho
nolulu, has joined hands with the Jap
anese merchants in their efforts to
save sake, the Japanese intoxicant,
from any prohibition legislation which
Congress may enact in respect to this
Territory. The former is appealing
to the standad commercial organiza
tions of the Islands for support, and
on Wednesday the secretary of the
Maui Chamber of Commerce received
the following resolution regarding
WHEREAS, the question of the
prohibition of all alcoholic drinks Is
being agitated In the Territory of
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A Sharking Party
Lands Very Big Fish
A bunch of Wailuku fishing en
thusiasts, headed by Harry Gesner,
caught a fourteen-foot shark off
Kiffei last Sunday. They went
out Saturday night, and early in the
day felt something on their line.
Drawing it in until very close the fun
started. The big fish was harpooned,
shot and successfully landed. It was
one of the largest sharks caught here
in a long time, weighing, perhaps,
more than half a ton.
A Honolulu party has also been do
ing Borne sharking off Maui, as the
following from a city paper early in
the week will show:
It was Friday night before the first
of the three big sharks was hooked,
while the sampan was off the coast of
Maui near Makena. Here the sharks
are reported to be very plentiful, but
apparently not very hungry, as hun
dreds of them swam about the sam
pan before the bait was taken.
One of the sharks brought in by the
Ten Jin Maru weighed 530 pounds,
was fully twelve feet long and
measured two feet from the base of
the skull to the tip of the snoot. Be
fore this shark could be pulled in
anywhere near the sampan it had to
be shot. One of the other sharks
weighed 410 pounds.
The sharks were skinned upon
reaching Honolulu, and the skins are
to be sent to the mainland for an ex
periment in making leather from
them, Ma experiment will also be
conducted in drying the meat for use
as fertilizer and attempts made to
find some practical use tor the fins.
Special Committee Organized To
Take Up Various Phases
Of The Work
On call of Dr. W. D. Baldwin, chair
man, a meeting was held in Wailuku
lust Saturday afternoon for the pur
pose of organizing the conservation
committee of the Maui section of the
American Defense Society.
The chair announced the following
members of the committee: John J.
Walsh, D. T. Fleming, C. D. Lufkin,
John Gannon, J. B. Thompson, Harold
W. Rice, W. A. Clark, L. D. Timmons,
H. B. Penhallow, F. B. Cameron, A.
C. Bowdish, Angus McPhee, C. E.
Barter, Geo. S. Rayomnd, L. R. Mat
hews, S. Konda, Father Francis and
F. P. Rosecrans. Messrs. Raymond,
Konda and Father Francis were not
The following heads of sub-committees
were appointed: H. B. Pen
hallow, stores; F. B. Cameron, hotels
and restaurants; H. W. Rice, meats;
J. P. Foster, molasses; C. D. Lufkin,
bakeries; D. T. Fleming, fish; J. B.
Thompson, education; L. D. Timmons,
It was voted that the president of
the Maui section of the Vigilance
Corps, the chairman and secretary of
the committee and the heads of the
sub-committees above named consti
tute the executive committee.
Regular meetings of the committee
will bo held on the first Saturday of
each month, the next on March 2.
Various problems were taken up
A meeting of the Maul Chamber of
Commerce was held at Its headquar
ters, Wailuku, yesterday afternoon.
Both the president and vice-president
being absent, some of the business
The communication of the Home
Insurance Company, requesting that
fire protection day be observed on
Maui, was taken up and considered
Finally Messrs. C. D. Lufkin, E. R.
Bevlns and D. T. Fleming were ap-
pointed a committee to look Into the
The letter of the Hilo Board of
Trade, requesting a place In the
Civic Convention program, to be pull
ed off hero in September, was taken
up, and it was voted that the request
Miss Couch Entertains
At Dinner And Bridge
Mss Mary Couch "entertained at
dinner a number of her friends at
the High School teachers' cottage,
Hamakuapoko, Friday evening.
Among those present were: Mr,
and Mrs. Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Chilling
worth, Dr. Fitzgerald, A. W. Collins,
D. C. Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Beemaiv Miss B. Mast, Miss M. Bar
ton, Miss Maclaren, Miss A. Karrer,
Mr. and Mrs. McPhee, Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Boyum, Miss V. Gardiser, Miss
Ina Wodehouse, A. Taylor and Mr,
Auction bridge was the order of
the evening with an occasional dance
interspersed; and a very enjoyable
time is reported.
MISS ROSECRANS HONORED
A surprise shower was given Miss
Garnie Rosecrans at the home of
Mrs. J. T. Fantom, Spreckelsville,
Saturday afternoon, about sixty ladies
being present. The invitations were
to a card party, so that the main
feature of the afternoon came as a
complete surprise to the bride-to-be.
The High School baseball team will
have their second go at the team
from St. Anthony's school tomorrow
morning. The game will be played
on the grounds at Wailuku.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
Shosen Ishihara, Japanese, Puune
ne, 30; Ushi Uyechl, Japanese, I'uu
The steamer Iria, one of the ves
sels chartered to the Matson Naviga
tion Company, arrived at Kahului
Monday from San Francisco via Ho
nolulu. She took a full load of su
gar and left again Wednesday after
noon. The Lurline will be expected at Ka
hului about the last of next week, al
though there is nothing certain about
Sessions Started On Wednesday To
Continue This Afternoon And
PRINCIPAL ITEMS DISPOSED OF
The supervisors of the county are
holding their regular, monthly sit
ings at this week-end. They began
Wednesday afternoon. A further
session will be held this afternoon
and the desk will be finally cleared
tomorrow. A large amount of routine
has engaged the attention of the
The following decisions were reach
ed in respect to various matters:
1. The county engineer to take up
the matter of the adjustment of jan
itor's finals and J-iupplies, charging
to the schools the respective amounts
received In January.
2. The county attorney and county
engineer to draw up papers covering
the transfer for the right of way
though Aheong's property at Kapa
kalua. 3. The superintendent of Kula
water works is empowered to limit
the water consumption at Puleho
jail to such amount as he may feel
4. That the district overseer lay
a 3-4 inch pipe from the gulch to the
Kahakuloa school, the pipe to be tak
en from the Mana county camp.
5. As per request of the district
overseer the county will Instal two
1,000 gallon gasoline tanks at liana.
6. On request of Mr. W. A. Bald
win, the Haiku Fruit & Packing Co.
was given permission to put a run
way under the homestead road near
7. The Haiku Fruit & Packing Co.
was also authorized to widen the
curve of the road on the west side
of the east Kuiaha gulch, that the
cannery do the work, charging the
county at cost.
8. The chairman was instructed to
look into and report on the matter
of a request of Mr. Uahinul for water
for Kamalo school.
9. The chairman was also instruct
ed to send the Molokai road tent
back to Molokai, together with a
spreading wagon for use on the roads.
10. Tho district overseer of Maka
wao was instructed to set aside some
of the laborers on the roads for the
mirnoses of renairine the road lead
ing from the upper homesteads road
to Kaonoulu homesteads.
11. The game overseer was in
structed to repair the stableman's cot
tage at Makawao.
12. The clerk was instructed to
write to all school principals that
hereafter no live stock should be al
lowed on school premises. The
principal at Kaupu was permitted to
leave the school yard gate unlocked
as one of the school cottages is oc
cupied by teachers.
13. The district overseer of Hana
was instructed to rent to tho Kipa-
hulu Sugar Co., all of the county
rails in the Hana district, except
:uich as may be needed for tho Ma
kaialua job, at a rental of $5 a month;
the rails to be returned to the coun
ty when needed.
14. Tho matters of railroad cross
ing and the damage done to roads by
Hume water in the Hana district were
referred to the county attorney.
15. Pia Cockett was appointed
trustee for Napahu Elua, an indigent
of Kihei, with an allowance of $5 a
16. The county attorney was in
structed to draft an agreement be
tween the trustees of the Honoiua
" ii find the county of Maul rela
tive to the water supplied by the
ranch to the Kahana pipe line.
The supervisors met at 2:40 p. m.,
all members being present. Almost
the entire session was taken up with
the reading of minutes, communica
tions and reports, action on which
was, in almost every case, deferred,
to later sessions.
Certain minor repairs at Kaeleku
and Keahua schools were authorized
The chairman was authorized to
purchase lumber for a care-taker's
cottage at lao waterhead.
Tennis Stars Coming
Early In March
The tennis stars from the coast
and the Honolulu players will be here
shortly after March 1, according to the
latest obtainable schedule, coming
from Hilo. The coast players will be
Roland Roberts, Claude Wayne and
Nat Browne. In addition there will
be a bunch of Honolulu players,
ladies and gentlemen, but no ladles
The tournament In Honolulu will
begin in Honolulu tomorrow and will
continue on (here throughout the
Carnival. The party will sail by the
Mauna Kea on the 27th. for Hilo.
IS SUNK OFF IRELAND
Chartered British Steamer Tuscania, Carrying More
Than 2,000 Americans, Attacked By German Sub
marineOver A Hundred, Principally Employees
Of The Ship, Are Killed Survivors Landed In
London (Thursday Evening) The British steamer Tuscanias be
ing used as a transport for American troops, was torpedoed and sunk
in the war zone Tuesday night. She carried 2179 men, of whom 168
were lost. Seventy-six officers, 1935 men, with ship's officers, 125 men
of crew, 32 unspecified and three passengers were saved. The transport
carried engineers, military police, supply trains, three air squardons, de
tachments one and two of the 32nd. Division and 51 casual officers. The
majority were National Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin.
Advices are meagre. No names of the men lost have yet been receiv
ed. Ambassador Page sends military attaches to Belfast, Ireland,
where the survivors are being landed, and the Red Cross and Y. M. C.
A., are sending relief. (The Tuscania was of the Anchor line, and
not a conspicuously large vessel being only 14,348 gross tonnage. She
was built by the Stephens Company, at Glasgow, being completed in
1914. She had been running regularly between New York and Liver
pool, and was chartered by .the United States government to take
troops over, presumably for routing through England. Ed. Maui
London (Thursday Evening) Latest Associated Press reports
show that the loss of life was 101, a majority r(t whom were members
of the crew. Ten reached the Scottish coast, two men and two women
ying of exposure in the boats. There are eight hospital cases. The
condition of many of the survivors is pitiful, hundreds being clotheless,
being in their bunks when struck. A number swam for two hours be-,
fore being picked up and a majority suffered more or less from ex
posure. Washington (Today) The naval authorities are not changed in
their opinion that the submarine menace is being curbed. They refuse
lo divulge their theory of the Tuscania's destruction, but Say that there
are no indications that the submarine was sent out specially to attack
the troopship, and indications are that it was a single submarine al
ready operating in that locality. Official figures now show that 113
are missing, but the casualty list will not likely be finally o. k'd. in
several days. A report that a destroyer sunk the attacking submarine
is not confirmed.
An Irish Port (Today) Fifty-four mutilated American bodies
have been washed ashore 15 miles from the scene of the Tuscania sink
ing. Identification is impossible All will be buried in a single grave. The
liansport carried 2397, of which 2296 have been saved, leaving 101
lost. The crew numbered 190. Clothing and food are being rushed
lo the survivors from Belfast from where the mayor has sent his
condolences to Ambassador Page.
Honolulu The Vigilance committee urges the Board of Agricul
ture and Forestry to cancel the recent orders for the immediate slaughter
of goats on the island of Kahoolawc, saying that the killing of these
goats should be only at a rate at which the meat can be brought to
Honolulu and sold to the ioorer classes, who are now unable to buy
oilier meat but could afford goat. Eben Low agrees to transport the
meat to the Honolulu market.
Wm. T. Rawlins receives a guarantee to take Duke Kahanamoko,
Istueger, Kealii and Lane, all crack swimmers, for a tour of mainland
cities in April, and has accepted the offer.
The log of the Retriever, the vessel which claims to have signaled
three Islands steamers and received no response, shows an entry that
three steamers passed close by, disregarding signals. The captain's
wife was aboard. The Inter-Island captains say that they saw no signals
The Honolulu Iron Works gets a contract to complete a mill for
the Philippines, with a capacity of 1500 tons of cane a day. It will be
a duplicate of the Calambra mill and will be erected 70 miles from
BANKERS ENDORSE McADOO'S PLAN
Washington Thousands of banks and trust companies have wired
pledges to Secretary McAdoo in response to the Treasurer's appeal
for investment in certificates. One message said: "The resources of
this institution are at your command. They will be no use to us if Ger
many wins". Several others in effect as follows : "You can have every
thing in this bank except the fixtures".
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M.
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Gahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing tc. Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company ..
Eugels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company . .
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
San Carlos ,
FEBRUARY 8. 1918.