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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1918.
1 Chamber Asks Fund
For Harbor Dredging
Army Engineer Recommends $150,000
' For Permanently Deepening Kahu-
i lui Harbor New Breakwater
Would Protect Work
Following up recommendations re
cently made by the U. S. Army eng
ineer In charge ot harbor work in the
territory, the Maui Chamber of Com
merce, at a special meeting held In
i Wailuku last week, adopted a resolu
tion urging the Congress to approprl
) " ate $100,000 for dredging work in Ka
f hului harbor. Copies of this resolu-
I tion have been sent to Washington
and to Delegate Kalanianaole.
If the money asked for Is forth-
coming it will mean that following
the completion of the new breakwa
ter, 'now about half completed, Ka
hulul harbor will be deepened suffi
ciently for the larger sized vessels
i visiting this port, and the area of the
I harbor considerably Increased.
; Owing to the currents which have
swept into the harbor from the Wal
hee side in the past, the task of kecp-
ing the harbor deep enough for even
the Inter-Island vessels and harbor
! scows has been difficult and costly.
At the present time this work costs
i the government $10,000 a year, and
.' necessitates constant attention.
When the new breakwater is finisn
ed, it is believed that the current
1 which carries the sand will be large-
ly shut out of the harbor with the re-
suit that the cost of future mainten
ance will be but nominal. That this
theory is correct is evidenced by the
fact that already a considerable ac
cumulation of sand has been deposited
on the outside of the new breakwater,
' with every likelihood that a large
area ot land will be ultimately
i built out from the shore oppsite the
' ' electric power plant.
;' Honolulu Kokuas
Honolulu, April 29 Following the
receipt of a request from the Maui
Chamber of Commerce that the Hono
lulu Chamber of Commerce pass upon
a similar resolution, the board of -i
rectors of the local chamber at a meet
i ing Saturday, adopted a resolution to
"I the effect that United States govern-
i ment engineers having advocated a
certain amount of dredging to be done
immediately in Kahului harbor to
make it safe for ships, Congress be
asked to incorporate this item in the
appropriations bill now pending.
Delegate J. K. Kalanianaolo and
George McK. McClellan, the chamber s
. representative in Washington, will be
1 asked to secure action on this. John
Waterhouse, addressing the meeting
on the subject, said that a number ot
boats had had narrow escapes from
being wrecked in the harbor because
of the narrowness of the channel.
! Liberty Bond Sales
$66,000 Over Quota
Up to last night Maui's Third Liber-
ty Loan subscriptions amounted to
$228,000, or $66,000 over the allotted
quota for this county The local com
mittee expects to considerably increase-
thi3 lead before tomorrow
Chairman Lufkin is at present com
piling a list of the Maul subscribers
which will be published In the Maui
News next week.
5 The following subscriptions have
. been made through the various plant
ations on Maui:
H C. & S. Co. . . 502 $45,450
Pioneer 354 31 450
k Kipahulu .... 16 J.loO
' KaeleakU 6.000
M A. Co 123 44,150
Wailuku Sugar 104 8,800
Wettest Month In
Haiku In Years
The weekly weather at Haiku end
ing April 30, was characterized by
the heavy rainfall on the 29th., and
, 30th., during which period 1.95 and 1.93
Inches fell. This brings the total for
the month of April to 23.36 inches.
This is the heaviest monthly rainfall
recorded at Haiku in twenty years,
excepting for the month of March
1902 when 28.19 inches are recorded.
The Agricultural Extension Division
has just compiled the rainfall records
for 20 years from tho very carefully
department records of Mrs. L. B.
Atwater at Haiku. These will be
published in next week's Issue of the
I TRUST SALE SUIT
Joseph S. Souza has filed in the
Circuit Court a bill to set aside the
sale of trust property against Antone
R. Souza, Jr., and Supervisor It. A.
jDrummond. The land involved is
one half interest in certain lands
known as Papaea, situated in the dis
trict of Hamakualoa.
Frazier And The
Red Cross Drive
Advertising Manager Announces
That Everything Is Coming
Word from Charles R. Frazier,
chairman of the Publicity Committee,
Second Red Cross War Fund Drive,
Jubilantly announces that subscrip
tions of cash and ndvr-rtising space
have come in rapidly from Honolulu
merchants and in others and his am
bition to render a blank sheet of pa
per to George R. Carter as
expense account for the drive public
ity is in a fair way to be consummat
ed. "Tho newspapers" he states " are
contributing liberally of their space,
donating one third of the display ad
vertising and doing all the printing
of cards and circulars gratis. It
would be manifestly unfair to place
upon them more than their share of
burden and it is to make up the bal
ance that these contributions of cash
"George Mellen, special writer for
mainland magazines, volunteered as
publicity writer for the Red Cross
drive and reports a generous allot
ment of space for news and stories
of the vent.
"Everyone connected with the pub
licity department is working absolute
ly without remuneration of any sort
and doing it gladly. This is easily
accounted for, as well as the generous
contributions coming from big men
and women so freely. Not even the
dullest now fails to realize just how
great the need is of those in France
how much tho Red Cross can do to
relieve the inevitable suffering of our
own men and our allies. Nothing
not the best we may do at this dis
tance is too good for those who are
standing in that hellish line to stem
the tide of Prussianism, unprincipled,
ruthless and bent upon surging over
and polluting the World."
Lufkin Is A Live
Wire Says Halsey
Inspector Halsey of the United
States Immigration service returned
to Honolulu today with the story of
how $1,800 was subscribed for the
Liberty Loan last night at three plan
tation camps given by Japanese out
of their monthly wage which is around
$20 or a little higher, a month.
He also declared that Maul has
"come through" for the third Liberty
As told in wireless despatches, Mr.
Halsey was one of the speakers at a
Wailuku mass meeting this week at
which Maui reached her quota and
earned an honor flag.
He went to Lahaina last evening to
catch the steamer for home and stop
ped at Waikapu to talk to the people
from three plantation camps. The
$1800 was subscribed in a short time.
C. D. Lufkin accompanied him. "If
Honolulu has any liver citizens than
Mr. Lufkin, I want to meet them,"
During his stay on Maul he was
pleasantly entertained by Japanese
residents, and found the war spirit
going better as the days pass. Star-Bulletin.
Address Of Hervey
To The Blue Lodge
Monday night Judge Hervey, spoke
for two hours before the Blue Lodge
of Masons, at Kahului, on the subject
of Masonry and drifted into the sub
ject of the war. He referred to the
prominent part Masons had played in
bringing about democratic institutions
in all countries, and how, In the
centuries gone by the organization
had taken this prominent part when
it meant not only the loss of a man's
liberty but the loss of his life to take
such a stand. He then drifted into
tho present situation and referred to
the part Masons were taking to fur
ther democracy against autocracy.
The Police Round Up
Two Hundred Slackers
The police rounded up selective
draft slackers on Monday and Tues
day, taking in about 200. Eighty per
cent, of them were Filipinos, the rest
being of mixed nationalities. They
were compelled to answer and sign
the official questionaire and then
allowed to go.
MAY ENLARGE ELECTRIC PLANT
Negotiations are under way for a
loan by the Island Electric Company,
which if carried through will enable
it to double its present capacity. The
local plant has long been seriously
overloaded and an enlargement is
New England Court
Minister Gets 15 Years For Obstruct
ing Draft Same Penalty For Man
Who Would See United States Defeated
BURGLINGTON, Vt. The Rev.
Clarence H. Waldron was sentenced
to 15 years in the United States pen
itentiary at Atlanta, Ga., in the Fed
eral Court here Thursday, following
his conviction Tuesday, of disloyal
utterances and of attempting to ob
struct the operation of the Selective
Draft Act. tl is expected that an ap
peal will be taken to the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals in New York
as soon as Rufus . Brown, attorney
for the defense, returns here tomor
row. After the sentence was passed
Judge Howe continued the court until
April 9. The judge refused to allow
Mr. Waldron to be released on ball
and ordered him taken to the Chitten
don County jail.
Another case of a similar nature
was settled in the court at the same
time when Harold Mackley of Hol
land, Vt., was sentenced to 15 years
at Atlanta for disloyal utterances.
Evidence was produced to show that
Mackley boasted that he was proud
of his German descent, and if forced
to fight against the Germans, would
kill the Americans before he was shot.
His employer offered evidence that
Mackley said he would be glad if the
United States was beaten, claiming
that "if the country had minded its
own; business it wouldn't be in war."
Mackley, in defending himself, said
that these were "jokes."
Mr. Waldron was tried at Brattle
boro about two months ago when the
Jury failed to agree after being out
24 hours. At both trials, Waldron
has protested his innocence of the
charges against him, despite the many
witnesses produced by the Govern
ment that Waldron had been refused
the use of a Baptist church on account
of his pacificist tendencies and that
he had spoken against the Liberty
loans as well as advising young men
to oppose the draft, even to the ex
tent of being shot for so doing.
Francisco Geronimo, a private in
Company H. of the local battalion of
the National Guard, charged with
violating the 64th. Article of War
(disobeying the orders of a superior
officer) was tried Monday night by a
summary court and sentenced to
thirty days confinement in Wailuku
This is the first case of the sort
here. It is understood to be the in
tention In future, however, to go af
ter all persons In the National Guard
manifesting a disregard for discipline.
Rains Worry Haiku
Some uneasiness exists among pine
apple growers in the Haiku district
over the appearance of center rot in
in the fields of last summer's plant
ings. This trouble appears to be due
to excessive moisture. It is too soon
yet to tell to what extent the disease
is prevalent but it has been reported
by a number of growers. The almost
record breaking rains of April are
presumed to be responsible for the
LIBERTY BOND MEETING
AT PAIA BIG SUCCESS
An enthusiastic mass meeting was
held at Paia last Friday evening in
tho interests of the third Liberty
Loan bond sale. The meeting was
held In the Paia park. Probably a
thousand persons were present. Ad
dresses were made by Harold Rice,
Dr. W. D. Baldwin, F. P. Rosecrans,
M. G. Paschoal, Deputy Sheriff de
I'onte, M. S. Pacheco, J. M. Medeiros,
and others. About $1000 worth of
bonds were sold during the meeting.
MR. AND MRS. DUNCAN GIVE
Grand Master Wm. R. Hervey, of
the California Grand Lodge of Masons,
and Mrs. Hervey, who spent several
days on Maul this week, were the
guests of honor at a very pretty lunch
eon given on Wednesday at the Maui
Hotel by Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Duncan,
of Kahului. Among those present be
sides the host and hostess were Mr.
and Mrs. Hervey, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. F. Peacock,
Mr. and Mrs. William Walsh, D. C.
Lindsay, and W. A. Robbins.
High Say Jobbers
Opening prices were named for
summer pack Hawaiian pineapple yes
terday, and although they were con
sidered high, tho general impression
was that they might have been higher,
says the New York Journal of Com
merce. What the trade was more
anxious about was whether or not
they would be able to book any quant
ity at the prices named inasmuch as
their experience thus far this season
with regard to future canned goods
has been disappointing in that parti
cular. The prices were on tho basis
of $2.33 for extra standard sliced No.
2 l-2s -f. o. b. coast. Extra standard
sliced No. 2s were quoted at $1.90,
standard 2 l-2s at $2.15 and No. 2s at
$1.75. Standard sliced No. 10s $6.50
and crushed $3.50.
There was no disposition to quarrel
with these prices and jobbers hast
ened to place orders, and if the same
anxiety to purchase is shown all over
the country it will mean that the park
will be considerably oversold. The
general feeling in the trade is that
they are facing conditions of such un
certainly with regard to all canned
goods that jobbers are undergoing a
period of intense anxiety. Their buy
ers, for instance, are now sending in
their usual orders in the expectation
that they will be filled in the regular
way and even where they have not
exceeded last year's purchases it is
impossible at this time for jobbers to
commit themselves to making de
liveries on them.
Maui Women Working
On Plans For Fair
The afternoon of April 25th, at
Paia Community House, the first
meeting of heads of committees in
charge of Maui Food Conservation,
at the coming Territorial Fair in Ho
nolulu took place.
In discussing meat substitutes it
was declared that samples of cookery
were perishable or would soon lose
their flavor and hence would be of
doubtful value at the Honolulu fair
after transportation from Maui. The
matter was left undecided.
J. P. Foster stated that samples of
Maul molasses would be forwarded
to Honolulu in duo time.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Case, will send
a complete hive of honey minus the
Mrs. Zabriskie of the oils and fats
department, has decided to hold a
preliminary display of Maui exhibits
of oils and fats, at the Kahului Com
munity House prior to their dispatch
to Honolulu hoping in this way to
send only the more meritorious.
No Guard Officers
For Training Cani
A wireless received from National
Guard headquarters In Honolulu yes
terday dashed the hopes of a number
of local national guard officers of en
tering the third officers' training
camp, soon to be opened at Srhofiold
Barracks. It was to effect that tho
matter had been taken up with Wash
ington but had been turned down.
HOUSE DESTROYED BY
FIRE AT PAUWELA
A small houso and garage at Pau
wela, occupied by a Japanese auto
mobile driver, named Kubota, was de
stroyed by fire on Wednesday night
shortly after midnight. A neighbor
boring house was badly scorched and
saved with difficulty by a bucket
Tho blaze occurred shortly after
Kubota had been called out to take
a passenger to Paia, and is supposed
to have started from a lamp left burn
ing in the sleeping quarters. The
loss amounts to several hundred dol
lars. There was no insurance.
MR. AND MRS. CAMPBELL
VISITORS TO MAUI
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Campbell, of
I'uunene, were hosts at a very delight
ful dinner party on last Monday even
ing in honor of Hon. William Rhodes
Hervey, Grand Master of the Masonic
Grand Lodge of California, and Mrs.
Hervey, who are at present inspecting
the lodges in the Islands. Among
those present were D. C. Lindsay, Mr.
and Mrs. E. R. Bevlns, Mr. and Mrs.
D. H. Case, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Dun
can, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams, and
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Rosecrans.
The Board of Supervisors will be
gin its monthly sessions next Wed
nesday, they probably lasting three
ALLIES NOW HOLDING
ENEMY AT ALL POINTS
Menace To Channel Ports Seems To Be Raised And
Germans Are Thrown Back With Tremendous
Losses-Hawaii Draft Call Expected Any Time
Plans For Mobilizing In Honolulu Perfected
Pinkham May Soon Leave Territory
Omaha, May 3 A captive balloon exploded in shed at Florence
Field. Several arc reported killed.
FIGHTING IX CHINA IMMINENT
Amoy, China, May 3 Heavy reinforcements of government troops
arc moving towards the Eukien and Wang Tung border and concentrat
ing at Tung Shan for offensive operations against southern rebels.
MYSTERIOUS MURDER COMES TO LIGHT
Detroit, May 3 Wrapped in canvas the body of Irma Pallatinus
was found under the cement floor in the basement of the home of the
iatc Ilelmulh Schmidt who suicided in jail 10 days ago while investiga
tion was being made into fate of at least 3 of Schmidt's wives. The
rallatinus woman disappeared three years ago.
TRANSPORT PROTECTION EFFECTIVE
Washington, May 3 (Official) Last week a German submarine
rppeared within the destroyer cordon which was convoying loaded
transports and stores ships. The submarine was sighted immediately
surrounded by destroyers which led down a barrage of depth bombs.
Results not positive but the submarine never reappeared.
GERMANS GEETING IN THEIR WORK
Amsterdam, May 3 Berlin says that the old Ukraine rada has
been overthrown and a new regime has endorsed the Brest-Litovsk
Exchange telegraph dispatch via the Hague from Berlin expresses
fear that the Prussian suffrage reform bill will be defeated in which
case the Kaiser is expected to dissolve the diet and that the Ilertling
ministry will resign.
Berlin officially reports the German occupation of Sepastopol with
GERMANS REPULSED BY FRENCH
Paris, May 3 German attack north of Avre and northwest of
Rheims has been repulsed. French raids take prisoners at Lemenchcl,
Coucy, and Pentamoussen.
WILL ENLARGE SENATE COMMITTEE
Washington, May 3 Plan to enlarge senate military affairs com
mittee likely to materialize with Smith of Georgia and Knox of Penn
sylvania the probable new members.
AVIATION ACCIDENT KILLS SEVERAL
ANOTHER SUB GETS ITS
An Atlantic Tort, May 3 A British freighter on maiden voyage
rammed and sank a submarine off Irish coast.
TO REFINE MORE SUGAR ON COAST
Honolulu, May 3 It is announced that all Hawaiian sugars is to
be refined by Pacific coast refineries up to limit of their capacity. Only
excess of this will be shipped east.
Auditor and accountants are now working on the Ilackfeld books
for determining value of the business preliminary to reorganizing.
DRAFT PLANS APPROVED
General Wisscr has approved plan for handling of Hawaiian draft.
The plan is for tent cities with capacity of 2500 at immigration station.
Draftees will be mobilized for physical examination and swearing in.
It is expected that Oahu's quota will be called first. It is rumored that
T STanoa is to be commandeered to bring men from the other islands.
Following draft call national guard may be called for training. Call
is due any day now.
GERMAN AGENTS WILL SERVE SENTENCES
San Francisco, May 2 Bopp and von Schack withdrew their ap
peals and will go to penitentiary Saturday.
KNOWS GOOD INVESTMENT WHEN HE SEES IT
Washington, May 2 The Shah of Persia has applied for $100,000
in Liberty Bonds.
Action reducing the increase in 2nd class, or newspaper postage,
is forecast, for passage tomorrow.
San Jose, May 2 Knights of Liberty abduct an Oakland tailor
and tar and feather him, after a midnight trial on highway. He was
charged with sedition.
PLAN LAWS TO CURB I. W. W.
Washington, May 2 State judiciary committee approves legisla
tion prescribing I. W. W. and similar organizations.
General Crowder, General March and Secretary Baker discuss
plans to greatly increase the army. Baker says the only point of limit
is ability to equip and transport men.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M. MAY 3. 1918.
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Gahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Watalua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company ..
Engla Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company . ...
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company