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WAIUJKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1918.
CLOSE OF THE SCHOOLS
Scheme Of Maui Ladies To
servation Brings Out
Judges Immense Job
Standing Of Respective Schools In Contest
The contest la the schools, conulst
' lng of written compositions on local
food conservation, has been determin
ed by the Judges C. E. Barter, F. B.
Cameron and Miss Abble Dow. In
this contest the schools were group
ed, and first, second and third certifi
cates ofTered In each grade above the
first. Each school selected three of
the best compositions from each
grade, and upon these the awards
were made. As may be Imagined, the
committee of Judges had a very large
number of compositions to go through
and experienced much difficulty in ar
riving at conclusions in many cases.
By groups and schools the prizes
were awarded as follows:
; Lanai Kal . .
' ' Olowalu . . .
Keanae . .
Puukolll . .
Keahua . .
Makawao . .
Haiku . . ...
Final Meeting Of
Much Business Finished Up Mr.
low Is The New County
After sessions covering parts of
three days, the county supervisors
finished their work Friday afternoon
and adjourned to the regular date in
March. Most of the final session was
given over to the passage of financial
items contained in resolutions.
Among the more important matters
disposed of was the appointment of
A. P. Low to be county engineer, suc
ceeding Joel B. Cox, who has left for
the front In France. Mr. Low will be
paid $200 a month.
Mr. Cockett moved that the County
Auditor arrange with the Territorial
treasurer for advance to the County
of Maul for the months of February,
March and April, same to be charged
up to the County of Maui for same
period. Seconded by Mr. Drummond
Mr. Drummond moved that the
chairman be authorized to arrange
for a demonstration of the Cleveland
tractor for ploughing and fording the
Makawao district and report to the
Board the result of same. Seconded
by Mr. Uahinul and carried.
Mr. Drummond moved that the re
quest of the district magistrate for
the hire of the court room at Klpa-
(Contlnued on Page Eight.)
John Correa, a well-known, young
Portuguese of Walluku, truck driver
for the Wailuku Sugar Company,
died Wednesday of pneumonia, after
a short illness. Tho funeral took
place tho following day, being con
ducted by the Foresters. Interment
was in the Catholic cemetery. -Deceased
left a widow and a number of
The widow and relations have re
quested the Maui News to extend
(hunks to the Foresters and other
friends who have been so kind to
them In their bereavement.
WINDY NEAR OLOWALU
While returning from Lahalna to
Wailuku Saturday night, on the road
near Olowalu, Engineer Hugh Howell
struck Into a high wind which ripped
off the top of his auto. Another auto,
driven by an Oriental whose name
could not be learned, had a like ex
perience at the same place.
Interest Pupils In Con
Flood Of Papers, Giving
- Full List Of Victors And
Walluku . . .
Puunene . .
Maul High . .
Boys . . .-.
Alexander . .
Maunaolu . .
Total . . ....
38 36 34
Group A., Grade 5
Mary K&hinu, Lanalkal.
Group A., Grade 3
Angelina Kahana, Lanaikal.
Group B., Grade 2
1 Tomichi Miyake, Olowalu.
2 Annie Pake, Olowalu.
3 Klkuyo Miyake, Olowalu.
Group B., Grade 3
1 Bathsheba Nahovikalka, Olowalu.
2 Alice Saffery, Olowalu.
3 Isao Fuji, Kihel.
Group B., Grade 4
1 Masaichl Nishimura, Olowalu.
2 Slzuko Shlmlzu, Olowalu.
3 Osamu Hayashi, Olowalu.
Group B., Grade 5
1 Eva Mono Tanabe, HonoKonua.
2 Mary Richard, Olowalu.
3 Akie Furusato, Kihel.
(Continued on Page Six.)
At The Maui Hotel
Little Miss Francis Field observed
her twelfth anniversary last Satur
day, and that evening had one of the
biggest and Jolllest children's parties
imaginable in the large dinning hall
of the Maul hotel. Over a hundred
friends, some large, some smaller
and some tiny, enjoyed the occasion
very, very much.
Mrs. Field had general charge of
the program, which opened with a
piano solo by K&rine Wilbur, follow
ed by the grand march. Features
were an Irish Jig by Margaret Sparks
and Marion Field; song and dance by
Alma Ross; Turkish dance by Eva
Rodrigues; club swinging, by Major
Camara, of Honolulu; tricks, by P.
H. Ross; French song by Margaret
Sloggett, Lucy Baldwin and Francis
Field; dance by Gladys Venhuizeu
and Frances Baldwin, and a story by
Dancing was the order of the later
evening. Ice cream and other light
refreshments were abundantly provid
ed, and at about 11 o'clock the merry
party broke up.
Annual Meeting Of
Maui Publishing Co.
The annual meeting of the Maui
Publishing Co., Ltd., was held Wed
nesday afternoon in the office of D.
H. Case, secretary, President H. A.
Baldwin in the chair. Nearly all of
the stock was represented.
Finauclal and other reports, includ
ing the one of the auditor, showed a
very healthy condition of affairs and
an excellent start for the new year.
The following officers were elected
by unanimous vote: H. A. Baldwin,
president; R. A. Wads worth, vice
president; D. H. Case, spcretary; C.
D. Lufkin, treasurer; Bank of Maul.
Ltd., auditor; H. B. Penhallow, W. F.
Pogue and L. D. Timmons, directors.
The matter of tho dividend schedule
for the year was left to the directors .
A NEW AUTO MAN
. A. E. Hale, representing the von
Hamm-Ycung Company, of Honolulu,
will become practically a permanent
resident of this Island, his concern
having decided to keep a branch
manager of their automobile depart
ment here. Mr. Hale Is now In Ho
nolulu and when he returns it will be
with the Intention of "settling down".
Lieutenant E. B. Blanchard, U. S.
Gas and Flame Corps, accompanied
by Mrs. Blanchard, left Monday night
for Honolulu. The Lieutenant is
proceeding to bis post in Virginia.
The Maui Boy Who
Died On Tuscania
Something About Manuel Ramos, Of
Paia, Who Was Murdered - -
By The Germans -
A great deal of interest is being
felt locally In the history of Manuel
Ramos, Maul's soldier boy who is
believed to have gone down with the
steamship Tuscania off the coast of
Ireland laBt week. He was a Paia
boy. His father was Manuel Ramos,
who came with his wife, Mary, from
Porlugual about 30 years ago to work
for what Is now known as the Maui
Agrieaiiural Company, and who, aside
fiom a short period when he was
employed at Waialua plantation on
Oahu, had always been on Maui and
with the employers for whom he first
The elder Ramos died about 16
years ago, leaving his widow and five
children. Five years ago the widow
married John Martins, of Paia. The
son who went down on the Tuscania
was the third child of Manuel and
Mary Ramos, and was born Septem
ber 20, 1890. An older sister, Georgi
na, married John M. Medeiros, mana
ger of the wholesale liquor house at
Paia. There are two other sisters
Mrs. Manuel V. Correira and Mrs. M.
M. Feitelra; and one brother, Gordon
Ramos, aged 19.
Manuel Ramos had been away from
home about five years, during the
whole of which time he was in Cali
fornia, engaged a part of the while
on a ranch as the driver of a steam
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Of Maui Battalion
General Samuel I. Johnson, head of
the first brigade National Guard, ar
rived on 'Maui Monday night, coming
from Hilo. He is accompanied by
Captain G. J. Gonser, U. S. A. In
the period since their arrival the
officers have conducted the annual in
spection of the Maul battalion of the
General Johnson has visited Maul
many times and is well known. Cap-aln-
Gonser was, for about two years.
instructor of the Fourth Infantry, on
the island of Kauai. He is a West
Pointer and has seen much service.
The officers will leave in the Mau-
na Kea tonight for Honolulu.
The Maui High School baseball
team will play the game with St.
Anthony's School, which was post
poned from last Saturday on account
of rain, at the Wailuku field on Satur
day afternoon. This will be the sec
ond game of the series between the
7 If. 5
In. --. .
Hon. JAMES L. COKE, old Maul
the President to be chief justice of
. FOR HANA CANE
Attorney Eugene Murphy Talks Of
Taking The Controversy
Up To Washington
SAYS LABORERS ARE PATRIOTIC
Attorney Eugene Murphy went
over to Hana again on Tuesday to try
to get a settlement of the difficulties
there between the contract growers
of cane and the plantation. He re
According to Mr. Murphy, the men
are working their fields as a matter
of pure patriotism. They realize, he
says, that the country meeds the
sugar and do not wish or intend to
do anything that might delay its
shipment to the mainland.
He Bays that the next step will
probably be to apply for a receiver
for the cane. Just when such an ap
plication may be filed, however, will
depend on how long Judge Edings
may remain here. If It develops that
he will bo leaving soon, it may be de
cided to wait until Judge Burr takes
office and then lay the matter before
The Idea of a receiver is to con
serve the rights of the men while the
luestions involved are pending. They
have about 90,000 tons of cane In the
fields, b part of which is mature and
a part growing.
Another step that may be taken,
says Mr. Murphy, Is to apply to the
secretary of commerce and labor for
a mediator to handle matters until
the present crop is entirely market
ted. In the meanwhile, the differences
now existing may bo settled by the
court or otherwise.
Mr. Murphy told of a banner which
sympathizers with the contract plant-
( Continued on Page Eight.)
Poi Also Takes To
Conservation on wheat flour has
had the effect of so greatly Increas
ing the use of poi that the price for
that Hawaiian staple has gone up to
a record height. Taro, which has sold
around 75 cents a bag for years, Is
now 2.25 a bag, and reports are that
It may go higher.
It is claimed that many laborers
who formerly used poi In small quan
tities only have lately, on account of
tho high price of and the campaign
to save flour, turned to the native
specialty, with the result that taro
growers have been swamped by the
In the past few days, In Wulluku,
concern has started to the question of
increasing the acreage in taro in or
der to meet the situation.
resident, whTTas been promoted by
the Territory of Hawaii.
WEINZHEIMER ON GRILL
- AT PIONEER MEETING
Assailed For Disloyal Utterances And Attitude By
Persons Who Demand His Discharge From Plan
tation. Matter Referred To Committee For In
vestigationRussian Peace Fails Norway In
sists On Feeding Germany
Honolulu Former Judge Cooper, Al. Castle, Albert Horner,
former Judge W. L. Stanley and Attorney E. White Sutton have been
named as a committee to investigate the charges against Manager
Weinzheimer. This committee issue a notice asking anyone having
knowledge of disloyalty of Weinzheimer to submit the same in writing,
signed with dates and names of witnesses. Among other charges the
committee will look into a report that the Pioneer manager brought his
child to Honolulu to be christened aboard the German gunboat Geier
so as to be under the German flag.
At the annual meeting of Oahu Sugar Company tomorrow the
Ftockholders may take up the question of the attitude of Manager E.
K. Bull in desiring that J. A. Balch not announce his name in connection
with the "Hoch der Kaiser" toast of Manager Weinzheimer.
Honolulu At the meeting of Pioneer Mill stockholders this morn
ing, J. A. Balch preferred charges of disloyalty against L. Weinzheimer,
manager of Pioneer, backed by affidavits from B. E. Fenn and wife,
late residents of Lahaina. where Fenn was wireless operator. Balch
described Weinzheimer as a "late
serving under von Hindenberg. lie said that the charges had been
made after serious deliberation and for the fact that it was his duty as
chairman of the district exemption board. He was thoroughly im
pressed with the seriousness of the country's situation in this terrible
war cataclysm. , , . -,,;; j
Fenn's affidavit says that Weinzheimer visited the wireless station
at Lahaina to get war news, where he discussed it with reference to
the possible entry of America into the war. Weinzheimer sneered at
America, saying Wilson had better keep his nose out of it because Ger
many would just eat the United States up. The United States, he
said, had no army and no navy and would be absolutely useless in
the field. Referring to the sinking of the Lusitania he said: "These
people are raising an awful fuss about the few Americans lost on
the Lusitania. You would think the fishes could distinguish between
the taste of the American flag and other people's."
Balch said many utterances of Weinzheimer show him not a true
American: that since diplomatic relations were broken with Germany
he toasted the Kaiser in the presence of E. K. Bull, manager of the
Oahu Sugar Company, who rebuked him; that Weinzheimer is under
tederal surveillance. Balch, as an American, demanded his immedi
ate discharge as manager of the Pioneer Mill. The nation's cause
demanded that no enemy be employed in the rear of American soldiers
at the front.
At tne meeting there was confusion when Manager Bull was ac
cused by Balch of threatening to "get even" if he used information
involving his name. Bull denied this, and Balch replied that the denial
was a lie. Bull declared that he did not threaten, but said he would
come back with an explanation.
Weinzheimer said he had notified the German consul that it was
his intention to become an American citizen.
Soper said this was an admission that he was a German subject.
Weinzheimer said that his "hocking" the Kaiser was nothing but a
1 .... ...
Following the meeting it was rumorea mat veinzneniicr iciSiia
tion was in the hands of the directors. This Hagens denied.
RUSSIAN PEACE DEAL, FAILS
imctoniim A Vinnn.i r1i'n.itrh to the Lokal Anzeicer savs that
the line of demarkation along the
must be maintained on account of
A UK. WAY MUL, livvoivii
Washington Norway, in reply to American proposals that food
' Ami.-n 111 H it iwrm itteH tn he ;himed to neutral countries
t 1 UIU AIllCIILU W III UUl uv. J- v - " II " - ,
of northern Europe until assurances are given that such may not reach
Germany by re-export, says that she is ready to offer guarantees that
American food will not reach Germany across Denmark, but declines
to meet the full demands for restricted exports from Norway into Ger
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M.
Kwa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Cahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Wa'akia Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing t 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
officer in the Imperial German army,
i.i nr ' 1. .. :
eastern front is still necessary and
the refusal of Russia to sign the
FEBRUARY 15. 1918.