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LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS
MAILS NEXT WEEK
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no mention of movement of vessels
will be made in future in the MAUI
per lb. per ton
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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1918.
'UM RER 962
Fair Food Prices Is
Aim Of Food Board
How Administration Is Working To
Check Profiteering Among Retail
Merchants Newspapers And Pub
lic Asked To Help
Washington, Auk. 1 In the nhsence
of authority for direct control over
retail dealers in food products, the U.
S. Food Administration is planning
to limit retail prices by means of
standardized "fair price lists." These
lists are to be furnished to the press
in every city, town and county in the
country and when published will
serve as a puide to consumers in judg
ing the fairness of prices asked for
Basis Fop Prices
In every community the Food Ad
ministration Is now establishing price
interpreting committees composed of
representatives of consumer, retailers
and wholesalers. These boards will
ascertain fair retail prices on the
commodities which comprise a large
part of the diet.
The published lists will give the
range of selling prices showing a
reasonably low price which will re
flect charges that should rule in
"cash and carry" stores and a higher
price, representing a fair charge at
"credit and delivey" shops.
Newspapers Are Asked
Each board will have detailed re
ports actual wholesale prices and
(Continued on rage Two.)
Well Known Blacksmith Dies In Jail
From Dose Of Muriatic Acid
Was Supposed To Be Only Drunk
Suicide by a dose of muriatic acid,
taken while In a fit of drunken des
pondency, was the finding of a cor
oner's jury which investigated the
dent of Kisuke Mayahara, which oc
curred in the county jail at an early
hour last Monday morning.
The deceased, who for many years
has been employed by the Iao Stables
as a black-smith, and was very well
known in Wailuku. had been arrested
on upper Vineyard Street sometime
after midnight Sunday night appar
ently in a drunken stupor, and was
placed in a cell in the jail. In the
morning he was found dead when the
jailor went to arouse the prisoners.
Inquiry developed the fact that the
deceased had been drinking heavily
the dav before and had made several
trips to the bouse of a Japanese
woman on Vineyard street named
Unii-no in an effort to per-.uade her
to marry him. She refused, and tie
man had gone to the stables and se
cured a bottle or the poison and then
told Ishizu, a clerk in the Maul l)ry
goods store, that he Intended to kill
himself. Ishizu managed to take the
acid from him, being painfully burn
ed in doing so when the cork came
out of the bottle in the struggle.
Mayahara then declared he could
get more, and presumably did so. He
went to the woman's house about mid
night and renewed his suit and was
pgain refused, and when he threaten
ed to break in the door the woman
slipped out and went for a police
man. When the officer arrived Ma
yahara was lying apparently In a
drunkne stupor, and was taken away
and locked up as a drunk. It was
later learned that ho had mixed a
dose of acid with some soda water
which he had with him and swallow
ed the contents after the woman s
last refusal of him.
BEACH PARTY AND
A FISH STORY
A most delightful beach party was
enjoyed at the Kahului beach on Mon
day evening by a number of friends.
The most exciting part was landing
a tremendous big mullet which took
two men and a long net to pull in
out of the water. Mr. Berg of Puu
nene displayed his ability at crab
fishing when he came out with a cou
ple of crabs clinging to his toes. Anty
Emma and Mr. Murray were guides.
Among those who enjoyed the party
were Mr. Geo. Murray, Anty Emma,
Mr. and Mrs. Skaug, Mr. J. A. Hann
on, Mr. and Mrs. Costa, Miss Lewis,
and Mr". Berg.
MADE TRIP AROUND WEST MAUI
A party of Honolulu teachers, who
have been spending the summer in
the Kuiah aliomestead district, made
the trip around west Maui this week
by way of the Kahakuloa trail. They
report a very delightful outing. In
the party were Miss Kirwin, Miss
Welsh, Miss Mitchell, Miss Spry, Miss
Farwell, Mr. Beamy and Mr. Bartlett.
Grand Hotel Bought
By Mortgage Holders
Objection To Sale To Be Appealed To
Supreme Court Property Brings
But $25,000 Sale tip For Con
The Grand Hotel of Wailuku was
sold at noon last Saturday, as adver
tised under order of the second cir
cuit court by Commissioner E. R.
Itevins, being knocked down to C. D.
I,urkin. trustee, for $25,000. Mr. Luf
kin was bidding on behalf of the hold
ers or the first mortgage of $20,000,
to satisfy which the sale was made.
The matter of confirming the sale by
the court will come up next Monday
when it is understood that objections
to such confirmation will be entered
by E. C. I'eters, attorney representing
the unsecured creditors and the
trustee in bankruptcy.
The sale last Saturday attracted
but. little interest. The opening bid
was made by J. Garcia, at $15,000.
Enos Vincent raised this to $16,000
and C. D. Lufkin, trustee, to $17,000.
From that to $22,000 the property was
advanced by Vincent, Lufkin and
Louis Distill by $1000 bids, when
Lufkin jumped the bid to $25,000, at
which the sale was made.
Before the sale began E. C. Peters
through attorney served notice that
an appeal would be taken to the su
preme court on the ruling of Judge
Burr denying the motion to intervene
which was made on last Friday. Just
what effect this appeal will have on
l he sale provided it is confirmed next
Monday, seems uncertain, but it is
likely that the property will continue
to be handled by a receiver of the
court until a final decision Is render
Hana Store Fined
Davies & Co. Owners, Say Employee's
Raised Price Without Authority
And Pay Up Promptly Food Ad
ministration Looking For Others
Honolulu, August 12 Complaint
was made that Hana Plantation Store
was charging excessive profits viz;
Selling rico so high as $13.00 per bag
which cost them $8.50 per bag.
Investigation was made which
showed a selling price of $12.00 on
rice costing $8.50 per bag.
Opportunity was given to explain
and justify the profit made.
Upon Hana Store offering to con
tribute to the American lted Cross
any excess profits made and to watch
more carefully in future their profits
on food product and keep them rea
sonable no further action was taken.
Investigation showed excess profits
amounting to about $200.00 which
amount it was suggested be paid to
the Bed Cross.
liana Store referred the matter to
their owners, Theo. H. Davies & Co.,
Ltd., Honolulu, who promptly paid
$200.00 to the Red Cross, stating to
Federal Food Administrator Child
Child that the charging of excessive
profit'? was not sanctioned by them,
but that the sales were made by em
ployees not familiar with reasonable
Investigations of charges of exces
ive profits on rice are being made
throughout the islands.
Pool Rooms To Close
Owners Plan Fight
Beginning tomorrow all pool and
billiard rooms on Maui will be closed
for the pejiod of the war except be
tween the hours of 5 and 10 o'clock
P. M. It is reported that the pool
room owners plan to fight the new
ordinance in the courts, but in the
meantime the police have been In
structed to see that every pool or
billiard room in the county is closed
and to arrest any owners who at
tempts to keep open except in the
evening; hours as permitted.
The ordinance was passed finally
by the board of supervisors last
week. It is designed to eliminate
centers of congregation for loafers
and gamblers and to make it more
a easy to keep laborers at work at
For the first time in a good many
months the Puunene Athletic Club
be host to Maui friends at one of its
famous dances tomorrow evening.
The dance promises to be enjoyable,
though it will be simply carried out.
Also for the first time a charge is to
be made of 50 cents per person, the
whole to be donated to the Red Cross.
No formal invitations are being sent
out this year. ,
Kula Road Building
Gets Slammed Hard
Matter Of Responsibility For Condi
tion Calls For Lively Debate
Committee To Take Matter Up
With Supervisors At Next Meeting
Quite a lively discussion followed
the reading of the report of the speci
al committee on Kula roads, at the
meeting of the chamber of commerce
yesterday afternoon. The report,
which was a rather lengthy one, took
up various sections of the Kula dis
trict, told what had been done in way
of road work, or had not been done,
during the past several years, and
criticized the board of supervisors
and chairman of the board rather
The chamber on motion or F. F.
Baldwin instructed the connnctcp to
appear before the board of si'tio 'vis
ors at its next meeting for the pur
pose of making sti'h suggestions to
improve the situation !.s seem-d best.
The fact that a big fill on the new
road in Kula has been washed out
three or four times, and the commit
tee expressed doubts as to Its stand
ing the next heavy storm, started a
discussion as to where the responsi
bility for such engineering rested. It
was stated that the chairman of the
board had changed the plans of the
county engineer, and that the county
engineer who draws $300 per month
had little or no responsibility in tin
matter. Suggestion was offered of bringing
the matter of county officials respon
sibility before the legislature next
winter with view to having changes
The matter will probably come up
again following the conference of the
committee with the supervisors.
Wailuku To Play At
Lahaina On Sunday
Considerable Interest In Outcome Of
Contest With West Maui Teams
Games Last Sunday Good Pro
ceeds Were For Red Cross
In order not to disappoint the La
haina challengers Manager Joe Medei-
ros has accepted and is willing to
play at Lahaina next Sunday after
noon. The two teams are lined up to
bring home the bacon from the Laha
ina side. The Captains of both teams
are telling what they are going to do
to them over there. Espinda for the
Lahaina men on the other hand, says
that he has a few new ones up his
sleeve in the shape of a good pitcher,
and the teams that lie is going to
piing are a pick from West Maui
town. A collection is to he made lor
the Bed Cross.
Last Sunday's game between the
Cubs and Orientals was fine from ev
ery standpoint. The game between
Paia and Wailuku in favor of the
former by a score of 4 to 1, was A-l
baseball from start to finish.
The Maui Band deserves a great
deal of credit for its playing nnd those
in a position to know are aware that
i great deal of hard work must nav?
been put in by the boys since they
last played. They have improved all
the way through.
The attendance was somewhat bet
ter than usual and the proceeds,
to an out $25 was turned over to the
Crushed By Cars Dies
Manuel Campania, an employee of
the Maul Agricultural Co., was run
over by a train loaded cane cars, near
Keahua, on Thursday morning of last
week, and so badly Injured that he
died about 5:30 o'clock the same day.
The accident occurred shortly before
The unfortunate man was employed
as a brakeiiian and was engaged in
switching cars when bis foot caught
in a frog on the track and a number
of cars passed over him severing both
legs. A coroners inquest held last
Sunday before Deputy Coroner Man
uel S. Deponte returned a verdict of
Campania was 29 years of age nnd
a native or Mpain. lie was married
ind is survived by a widow and 3
Arthur Berg, president and man
ager of the Bishop Insurance Agency,
of Honolulu accompanied by Mrs.
Berg, was a visitor in Wailuku this
Islands To Go Dry
After Next Tuseday
Licence Board To Control Liquor For
Medical And Other Purposes Ice
Cream In Bar Rooms Booze Sup
ply Partically Gone Now
Those who have not had the fore
thought, like the little busy bee, to
lay in a supply for future needs, are
certain to be vcrv much tin against it
ifler Tuesday. That is those who
have a chronic thrist. For all signs
point to an awful dry spell.
But according to all reports there
are a number ot quite formidable
private reserve stocks stowed awav,
which may quite considerably defer
the fatal day to these forehanded
The Sheppard bill goes into effect
ifter August 20, or next Tuesday,
from which time the only alcoholic
liquor that may be purchased in the
territory must be for medical, scienti
fic or mechanical and sacramental
Ice Cream Now
The two Wailuku hotels which now
have liars, will probably turn their
bar-rooms into ice-cream parlors.
The Maui Hotel has already planes
perfected for installing an up-to-date
soda and ice cream making plant, to
be put to use very shortly alter King
Alcohol retires. The bar room will
be lilted with tables, and ladies will
have the privilege of sipping soda
ml eating ice cream in this here-to-
fore forbidden precinct, if they so de
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Civic Convention Is
Formally Called Off
Whole Territory Except Part Of Ho
nolulu Either Indifferent Or Op
posed To Meeting This Year
Chamber Passes On Matter
There will be no civic convention
this year. This was finally determin
ed at the meeting of the chamber of
commerce held yesterday afternoon.
The committee which bad had the
matter in hand read communications
from llilo, Kona, Kauai and the Jap-
inese Merchants' Association, of Ho
nolulu opposing the holding of the
meeting this year on account of the
shortage of labor, and the difficulty
of sending a satisfactory representa-
ion under the circumstances.
The Honolulu chamber of commerce,
Ad Club, and Rotary Club bad 'each
voted to hold the meeting, although
letters were, read from niemW rs of
lhe.se bodies expressing the opinion
that, while the writers believed it. a
mistake to postpone the convention.
it the same time it did not seem pro
bable that a really representative
gathering could be secured. Practi
cally all of the organizations which
replied to the inquiry of the local
hotly, expressed the view that the
next convention, whenever held,
hotild be in Maui.
Alter hearing the report of the com
mittee a resolution was adopted that
no civic convention be held this year.
Prisoners May Be
Made Small Farmers
Sheriff Crowell has asked the sup
rvisora to make arrangements with
'. E. King, owner of the vacant lot
just south of the county clerk's of-
ce, for the use of the of the property
is a garden by the county prisoners.
He also asked for authority to pur
chase a number of small pigs to be
distributed at different jails through
out the county to utilize the refuse
from the jail kitchens.
The matter was turned over to the
haiiinan of the board. If the plan
is carried out the sheriff believes that
lh prisoners will be able to produce
i considerable portion of their own
food, and in the matter of the King
lot convert an overgrown thicket of
weeds into a place of considerable at
tractiveness. LAHAINA RESIDENTS MAKE
A mountain party from Lahaina
made the trip to the summit from D.
T. Fleming's Kula home last Tues
day, returning the following day. They
repent a fine view of the crater but
mi extremely unpleasant ascent on
account of a heavy rain which con
tinued most of the trip up.
In the parly were Mr. and Mrs.
1). T. Fleming and 2 children, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Capwell, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Clark, and J. E. Cannon.
GERMAN RESERVES ARE
OVER HALF USED UP
Allies Gain Steadily In Face Of Stubborn Resistance
General Withdrawal In Picardy Expected Soon
Rolshcviki Now Want War With Allies-Consul-General
Poole May Have Left Moscow
(ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES)
1:30 P. M.
Honolulu, August 16 A. S. Prescott, manager of Standard Oil Com
pany here, taken ill suddenly at noon yesterday and died this morning.
Cause of the death was a hemorrhage of the brain.
HOLLMAN MAY BE HEAD OF HOSPITAL
Dr. Harry Hollman, acting surgeon U. S. public health service, has
been offered position as superintendent of the Queen's Hospital. It is ex
pected he will accept.
PAPER MONEY LIKELY TO BECOME COMMON HERE
City and County employees will be paid in currency, Honolulu banks
having adopted this mainland policy at request of Secretary McAdoo to
use currency in order to buiid up government's gold reserve.
A Tokio cable to a Japanese paper tells of rice riots. Troops fired
upon a mob in Osaka, where hundreds were injured and many killed. Troops
killed 2 rioters in Kobe and wounded over 100. The homes of rice owners
were burned and the situation is growing worse.
Amsterdam, August 16 Berlin official dispatch declares emperor
Charles and Kaiser are in complete agreement.
ALLIES PUSH AHEAD IN PICARDY
French Army Headquarters, August 16 Allies occupied Villers les
Roye and St. Aurin and reached old line of trenches at Armincourt yes
terday, and now press towards Chaulnes-Roye line. Also took Damery
GERMANS USING TIRED TROOPS
Canadian Army, August 16 Captured village Pasvillers this morning,
took prisoners and machine guns. Artillery activity indicates German
resistance is stiffening. Hostile aircraft also active. Thirty-four enemy
divisions are engaged including 11 fresh and two tired ones.
GERMAN'S HAVE I.OST 6 MILLIONS
Paris, August 16 Total German war losses arc now placed at 6
millions by Paris papers.
French advanced 2i miles west of Roye.
BRITISH PRESSURE SHOW ING RESULTS
Indon, August U South of Albert the l'.rilish have slightly ad
vanced lines northeast of Morclaneourl. The enemy has made further
slight retirement on the Lys salient, envacuating villages of Yieux and
I'.erquin south of Mcrris and retiring between 1 and 2 miles on a 9
mile front. ,
PdG GERMAN RETIREMENTS EXPECTED SOON
Allies have effectively renewed the pressure against the Picardy
lines in the region of Rove. Enemy is clinging to Roye determined)'
as bulwark of defense, but the French and Ilritish have taken positions
to make a prolonged retention of the town doubtful.
Roye is fast becoming 1he apex of a salient which invites a crush
ing Allied stroke. If Allies pressure is effectively maintained appar
ently the enemv withdrawal on sector north of Albert must result. The
completed extent of retirement not clear. Albeit is still held by Ger
mans but Pifitish arc on the outskirts.
French have captured more high ground west of the Oise north
OVER HALF GERMAN RESERVES SAID TO RE GONE
London, August 16 It is believed Germans have already used up
15 reserve divisions, and experts say enemy has only 1 fresh divisions
on the entire western front.
Along the Yesle German artillery is lessening, while French-American
pressure is being maintained.
On the Italian front situation is normal.
Washington, August 16 Eighteen killed in action; 25 severely
Amsterdam, August 16 Don Cossacks cleared left bank of the
Don of opponents and are now marching on Caragin.
10:15 P. M., Thursday.
P,0 .E REGULATIONS APPROVED
Honolulu, August 15 Governor McCarthy has apprived the liq
uor regulations framed by the liquor board, which will be printed
throughout the territory and become effective on the 20th.
Washington. August 15 Twenty-seven killed in action, 7 died of
wounds, 42 wounded, 25 missing.
CANADIANS TAKE TWO TOWNS
London, August 15 Canadians captured Damery and Parvillers,
northwest of Roye. Ihilish lines southeast of Troyart advanced a short
FRENCH ALSO GAIN SI.IG1ILY
Paris, August 15 French gained between the Met, and Oise livers
near Ridecourt. Operations mostly minor.
HUN SPY CAPTURED IN SPAIN
Washington, August 15 Robert Say, who was convicted of hav
ing placed bombs aboard a war supply ship, and who later escaped,
has been apprehended in Spain. He is being returned without extradi
tion. MORE MONEY FOR FRANCE
Fiance has been given an additional loan of .S2(X.000.(KX).
P.OI.SI I EVIKI ANXIOUS FOR WAR W ITH ALLIES
Consul-General Poole, at Moscow, has informed the state depart
ment that Lenine declared repeatedly before official gathering of So-
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