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will be made In future in the MAUI
per lb. per ton
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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1918.
Sale Of Grand Hotel
Confirmed By Court
Appeal To Supreme Court May Hold
Up Plans For Furtuie Unsecured
Creditors Likely To Get Little
Stockholders Lose All Invested
Passing Of Demon GREATEST fONFIIPT
lUllH IS 1 eaCeiUl rr tit a rfc ttvty ttit rvTTTiTi
New Registrants To
Soon Be Classified
List Contains Names Of 2G6 Boys
Who Became 21 During Past Year
About 20 Class 1 Men Possible
As a result of the recent registra
tion of young men who have heroine
of age (luring the year ending July
31, 1918, the Maui local draft board
in the past two w-cks has registered
a total of 2GG. As scon as the proper
quest ionaire blanks are received the
new registrants will he examined and
Reclassification Nets 20
The reclassification ordered recent
ly from Washington, and which Is
about completed, has netted 20 more
Class 1 men, provided they can pass
the physical tests. These will he ad
ministered in the next week or two.
A number of appeals taken to the ds
trict hoard by men who had been ad
vanced in classification, were turned
down, and others have not been pass
ed on as yet.
List Of New Registrants
Following is the list of 2G6 young
men just registered:
John Kauhano Kahue, Honoko'iau.
William Kekua Iokama, Honokowal.
Cyres Edson Dronbey, Honokowal.
Manuel Nunes, Honokowal.
George Al Smith, Kalian?..
Tamezuchi Yamada, Kahana.
Joseph Haili, Kabana.
Henry Lai Wbng, Kahana.
Choichi Shiraki, Kahana.
Eizo Kiuchi, Kahana.
(Continued on Page Three.)
Maui's Action 'Weak'
Honolulu Chamber Of Commerce Sec
retary Thinks Maui Should Gone
Ahead With Convention Despite
Opinions 01 Other Organizations
Notwithstanding the fact that all of
the civic organizations ot the terri
tory except Hie three in Honolulu of
which ho is prominently connected
were strongly opposed to the holding
of the civic convention this yeir, Ilay
moiH C. Urov.-n, secretary of tne Ho
nolulu chamber of commerce feels
ilial a great mistake was made when
the Maui chamber of commerce last
week deferred to these opinons and
voted trt defer the gathering.
After learning from the Star-Bulletin
of the unfavorable action of, the
Maui body K. C. Brown, is quoted as
"The Honolulu chamber of com
merce were strongly in favor cf hold
in:; th'" civic convention ns usual this
year. mildness affairs must ga on ns
usual even if we nn at war. There
were a number of very important
I.oints that were to be brought up a
the convent iou this year and later
presented to the legislature. Now
when the legislature meets we will
have nothing to say to them. More
over, it will be very diflleult to pick
up the threads next year with
this important convention having been
omitted. It is like a missing link.
Last year It was voted by every
civic body to hold a convention this
year. It seems rather weak of the
Maui chamber to Insist on recanvass
ing all the outstanding civic organiza
tions. I .lo not think we will do any
thing about it now."
Few False Scales
Found In County
Frank C. Sylva, of the sheriff's
ollice, has completed a several weeks
trip through the county making an
inspection of weights and measures.
His trip included a visit to Molokat,
Although it has been over two years
Hnce a similar inspection was made,
a surprisingly small number of bad
scales and measures were found, anj
these were confiscated and sent to
the sheriff's office where they will be
destroyed. Officer Sylva states that
he found little evidence of intention
to defraud by use of crooked scales,
the ones he found for most part be
ing wrong without the knowledge or
the storekeepers owning them.
MAUI SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
DISCIPLINED BY BOARD
Because he left his school without
obtaining a leave of absence when tin
thought he had been drafted, Priuci
ral Joseph Carvalho, of the L'lupaia
kua school was demoted from a prin
cipal of a 2-room school to principal
of a 1-room school. The action was
taken by the board of school com
missioners at its meeting on Tuesday.
The commissioner's sale of the
property of the Orand Hotel Co., Ltd.,
en August 10, was confirmed by Judge
I. urr, of the second circuit court, on
Monday of this week. The hotel was
1 ought by C. D. Lufkin, trustee for
the hoi'lers of the first mortgage
e.gainst the property, at his bid of
For the reason that an appeal was
noted from the ruling of Judge Burr
on the motion of E. C. Peters repre
senting certain unsecured creditors,
the status of the hotel is not yet ab
solutely settled but may have to wait
until the matter has been reviewed by
the supreme court.
In the meantime the hotel is being
pera ted by the purchasers with the
.'.nine management and with no
change from what has been in effect
heretofore. It is possible that the
company will later be reorganized or
Unless the supreme court should
;-t't aside the sale, the bankruptcy
court, into which the company was
thrown through a technical insolvency
on the insistance of certain unsecur
ed creditors represented by Attorney
V.. C. Peters, of Honolulu, will have
t n!y about $5000 to Jistribute among
the various claimants. This may be
increased somewhat by the collection
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Big Motor Ships To
Take Islands' Sugar
The first of 4 big Danish motor
ships chartered by the U. S. shipping
board to help move the sugar crop oi
the Inlands, was recently in Kahulul
harbor taking on a big cargo of Maui
sugar. The vessels are each of about
S000 tons burden, and the one to visit
Maui excited considerable interest as
she is the first vessel of the type to
visit here. The absence of funnel or
funnels on so large a vessel gave her
a singular appearance that attracted
MISS BARTON IS GIVEN DAINTY
Mesdames Kimball and Bowdish,
and Misses Holliday and Hill were
hostesses on Saturday morning at a
luncheon given in honor of Miss Mary
Miss Barton has been teaching for
the past two years in the Maui High
School. She decided to see more of
the Islands and is leaving this month
for Hawaii, to teach in the Hilo High
School during the coming year.
On the pleas-'f.nt fern-df cornted la
uai at Sunnyside, eighteen guests as
sembled for a morning of chat and
thi inevitable knitting. The dainty
luncheon was served at small tables
and at the conclusion each guest was
presented with a slip of paper upon
which to write a good wish, merry
toast or personal sentiment. When
completed these slips were tied to
gether in a rretty cover making a
charming souvenir for the guest so
soon to leave Maul.
DEVELOPS INTO ASSAULT
AND BATTERY CASE
Manuel Sequeira was fined $1 and
(osts in the police court, on Tuesday
morning on conviction of assault and
battery on Mrs. Ella Iihoades. Notice
of intention to appeal the case was
filed. The trouble was the outcome
ot ill-feeling between the two families
who are next door neighbors, of some
months standing. Mrs. Uhoades
claimed that Sequeira had trespassed
on her property while moving into a
new house, and when she had at
tempted to stop him he had laid hands
NEW KAHULUI SCHOOL HELD
UP TILL LAND IS SECURED
A petition for a new school build
ing at Kahulul has been held up by
the school department until the quen
lion of the land title on which it is
to be placed is settled. There is said
to be $2oo0 available for the build
ing but that the board had adopted
a policy of building no new school
houses unless it owns the land or has
a long time lease.
The annual meeting for election of
oll'ieers of ihe Haiku Farmers' Asso
elation is to.be held tomorrow even
ing at tluj jKuiha schoolhouse. Other
business or Importance is also to be
Awards Made By
Dependents Of Two Plantation Work
ers Get Compensation Negligent
Employers On Carpet Manuel
Campania Case Set Next Meeting
The Maui industrial accident board,
at its monthly meeting on Tuesday
morning, made awards of compensa
tion on account of two cases of death.
One of these was for the widow of a
Japanese tunnel worker named Ka
x.umo Onishi, an employee of the
Pioneer Mill Company, who was kill
ed by being caught in an air com
pressor, last" December. The widow
was allowed $7.55 per week for 312
weeks, unless she remarries before
that time. The amount is 40 percent
of the wage of the deceased, includ
The other award was to the widow
and 5 minor children of Nakagawa Sa
kuichiro, an assistant engineer at the
I'aia mill, who n tilled by a. fall
from a step lactdWiifKwhich he was
working. His.italxiajnrijO percent
of his wagj5itri4it4ie.Sa week,
this also to ontirm.ifor 'ClJLlt.weeks
and for the et-.tttLrtw.iuWitHlipyt tire
Hi years of age, itattiier ytfuwrfohfr
er if they are still HlMM(let 9d
The case of Manuel"CnJrt, 49 i
Spaniard who was killed . byfw bPlHfl
run over by loaded cane cait 4C
l.ua, two weeks ago, was alstrwittl
c-red, nd an award will probabfyrJ4ftf
made at the meeting next month. HtMF"r TTSr'Rr'! . thereafter, except as
Upwards of 100 employers of labor
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Paia League Starts
On Second Series
Makawao Aggregation Took First
Came Last Sunday Some Good
Base Ball Material In Spite Of
Draft Good Crowd Pleased
(By Special Correspond-nt )
Paia, August 22 Sunday afternoon,
the 18th, on the Paia Plant tiiao
grounds before a large crowd of fanu
the Makawaos beat the Maui "Beauts"
at baseball by the score of 7 to 2.
The present one is the second series
of summer games by the Paia League,
the first series having been won by
the Makawao club.
The Makawao organization is com
posed mostly of husky farmer lads
coming from homes widely scattered
over the mountain side and though
finling its difficult to assemble for
regular practice have in some way
made good enough to win the first
series and in the present one are mak
ing i interesting for the Ileauls who
are putting up a finr contest.
John Souza, a Makawao boy,
but trained as a t wirier in
Honolulu is doing expert work as
pitcher for the mountain boys and
Manuel G. Anjo is doing excellently
as club manager.
For the first series the Paia League
was made up of four clubs, the Hail
roads, the Hamakuapokos, the Be:uts
and the Makawaos, but owing lo
the draft tl.o Hamaku'ipoko boys
were obtized to withdraw from the
Soper Quits Wailuku
Will Co To Honolulu
Edward Soper, head hi mi of the
Waihee division of the Wailuku Sugar
Company, resigned his position with
'.lie company on Wednesday, and will
move his family to Honolulu, probably
within the next two weeks.
Mr. Soper has been an employee of
the local company for 7 years, com
ing here from Hilo when- lie was con
nected with the Olaa plantation. His
i ecision to leave Maui comes as a
surprise to most of his friend:! here.
Who the successor to Mr. Soper at
Waihee will be has not yet been an
nounced. BAY RUM DRINKERS
CHANCE SAYS EXPERT
Federal Food Commissioner and
Analysist Benjamin Marios, of Hono- j
lulu, has issued a warning to booze I
fighters against trying to quench their :
thirsts with bay rum or other similar
I preparations. Many of these, he
stales, are made up of wood alcohol ;
instead of grain spirits, and are there- i
lore very poisonous. A wood alcohol
jag almost invariably results in either
death or total blindness.
Liquor Board Will Still Control Lim
ited Use Of Liquor Light Job, Is
Believed May Have No Licened
Dealer On Maui
All Hawaii is now "dry." It is true
i hat a considerable number of those
who are wise like the ant or the lit
tle busy bee have provided for their
personal needs against the drought
lor some time to come. But even
these slocks will not last for ever,
and their possessors will have to ex
ercise much care and diligence to
keep out of t'nele Sam's clutches, for
they are not permitted legally to even
vive a single drink to a suffering
The Sheppard Act went into effect
at midnight Tuesday. It makes it un
lawful to import, export, transport,
make, sell or give away any k'lid of
intoxicating liquor, except for certain
narrow purposes. The law aB passed
by congress follows:
The New Law
An Act To prohibit the sale, manu
facture, and importation of intoxicat
.ng liquors in the Territory of Hawaii
during the period of the war, except
bs hereinafter provided.
I It nniinlnil l.ir tVtn Cnnnln nnrl
I II lllllvllll. J IUC fcj' lllll: IIIIU
irVfcle of Representatives of the Unit-
wf 'Sftyvy of America in Coiyr-ess as-
o'rMliW That, ninety days after the
kf$&''dt fcta.s Act, during the period
l)WWW,: tt sail bo unlawful
lrf,t11imory'W-v.Hawaii to sell,
"t"irt&mfo- oSTpSg Severn)
Report Of Chamber Of Commetee
PnmmillAA I n n DnitiimmnniTjH
uiiiiiiuicc mama nciuiiiiiicnua
tions Criticizes Work, Location
Of Roads, And Handling Labor
Following is the report in full of
the chamber of commerce committee
on the condition of the roads in the
Kula district, made at the meeting of
the chamber held last week. The re
port has excited considerable com
ment, and Is of interest to residents
of Maui generally:
At the Juno meeting of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce the following
committee was appointed to investi
gate and report to the Chamber the
condition of the Kula roads: R. A.
Wadsworth, chairman; Ceorge Copp,
R. A. Drummoiid, J. B. Thomson and
II. B. Dodge.
On July 18th the entire committee
spent the day in Kula and .went ovPr
the roads nearly as far as Edgar
Morton's houso in Kamaoli, and back
over the upper homestead road to the
Waiakoa and l'ulehu branch roads:
The committee recommends that
the improvements as outlined in fhe
following paragraphs are absolutely
necessary and should be attended to
A heavy guard rail should be plac
ed on the side of the road nearest the
gulch on both the east and the west
sides of Keabuaiwi Gulch. Here the
old fill and culvert have beeu washed
out, the road turns abruptly and yet
(Continued on Page Two.)
HANA HAS PLENTY OF FISH
BUT HARD TO LAND SAYS BURR
Judge Burr and Assessor Kunewa
arrived home last Sunday from a trip
lo liana, by way of the ditch trail.
They niade Ihe return trip on ijoot
and except for a little too much rain
enjoyed the experience and the scen
iry. While in liana Judge Burr tried
ocil the angling in nearby waters, but
without great success. He did land
a fair sized mahiniabi, but a number
of big ulna hooked were lost among
the rocks. There are plenty of ulua
about liana, Judge Burr believes, but
I lie ro ky bottom makes the landing
nl them an uncertain proposition.
A. S. PRESCOTT'S DEATH
REGRETTED ON MAUI
The sudden death of Augustus S.
l-rescott, district manager of ths
standard Oil Company, which occurr
ed in Honolulu last week, was the
r casion of much regret to many per
se ns on Maui who knew him. He wa
I'oimerly of Maui, having been con
nected with the Kahulul Store some
'.ii years ago, before he entered the
employ of the big oil company.
Relatives on Maui have received
wind of lh
arrival of a son, oil Sun
iil the home of Mr. and
John I. Fleniing, of Honolulu.
Germans Throw Great Masses Of Troops Into Battle
Which Threatens Their Entire Army In Picardy
Substantial Gains Made By Allies Albert
Captured By The British U. S. Consulate In
(ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES)
2 P. M.
MORMONS MAKE BIG LAND PURCHASE
Honolulu, August 23 Mormon church has purchased land from J. B.
Castle estate, Koolau Agricultural Company, and the Koolaa Railroad,
near Liae, Oahu where big mormon colony is located. Price reported to
Honolulu Brewery directors are considering the use of part of their
plant for a cold storage stabilizing market.
HOMESTEADERS MAY WIN POINT
Kauai homesteaders may win the'r point, and have nine tons of cane
for 1 ton of sugar made the basis of agreement instead of eight tons.
ISLANDS TO GET NO MORE JAPANESE RICE
Japan has placed an embargo on rice. No more for Hawaii until em
bargo is lifted, probably because of shortage of rice in Japan.
WOULD HOLD BACK SCHOOLS FOR SUGAR WORK
Sugar planters ask school board to postpone the opening of schools
for a month to enable pupils to finish field work. Kinney does not be
lieve it is feasible.
ANOTHER KI'OCll MAKING RATTLE NOW ON
London, August 23 Along the northern l'icardy front a fierce'
battle has developed which seems to he one of the war's greatest con
flicts. It is reported to he threatening the whole German army on this
front, and the Germans arc throwing great masses of men into ihe
struggle in hope of checking the tide of battle which I Iritish headquar
ters today says is now setting against them.
GERMANS THROW N HACK ACROSS AIEETTE
V 1 L Vrench Army Headquarters,
f'cHwVfi'j.kfc Germans across the Ailette
nif ebeangiit wing ot the enemy from
Aii SVUeWIHKl the Uisc.
4mBE!HSII MAKE GAINS ON LONG LINE
NWfctWAiAS. 23 In a battle
r.outh (4. Jyrrieid the Cojeul
have gaiiKKji af.Mnnaf)rfitf points, and
court. ,fJiO Hv i ro .
The Lys' lM'iViritH Vlvaneed east of P.itouret.
New York, Anistf23--vvr as returned.
ERENCrlHCAfN.iUiWRllrl. OF SOISSONS
Paris, August 23-Tbaf V JBnJ ' Aisnc
forces advanced during the Wth ArtVVM'-iW. 1 ,,I,l-St. Mard south ot
the Ailette river, and now h(h?itidr'ft.ba.?i)f the Oise and the
Ailette from Sentigny to the railrflSwJ2f f sCycv-lc-Chateau.
Mangin's army took 5(MX) prisunl.'irAvlMriHy and Thursday.
23 --Harts, in a
ibered in heavier
"Allies were outnumbered in heavier
from the llssuri river, north of Vladivostok, whcfi fctyilfchrAI: vnch
troops were engaged. The brunt of the fighting why W))tIS'rij
and Czecho-Slovaks. Japanese troops aided the AW?jaJj'lV(fr
1'iolsheviki commands were given in German. kv ivjtn"
KAISER W IFE WORKED TOO HARD
Amsterdam, August 23 Kaiser's wife is ill from the over-sfilatw oil) J
war work. . teH ;
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE ,
Washington, August 23 An accidental explosion on the U. S. ship A,
Orizaba, on August 17, killed 3 and wounded 18.
Army: 27 killed in action; IS died of wounds; 12 died from cither
causes; 40 severely wounded; 35 missing.
Marines :' 3 killed in action ; 4 died of wounds ; 1 from other cause,
59 wounded; 5 missing.
RED GUARD COMMANDER A PRISONERS?
Petrograd, August 23 It is reported that General PctopofT, chief
commander of the Red Guard, has been captured by peasants and is
now a prisoner of the Allies.
GERMANS ON RUN- ALHERT CAPTURED
London, August 22 Gen. Haig reports officially that the P.ritish
have recaptured Albert and also obtained all objectives in the fighting
between Jlray-sur-Somme and Albert. They advanced 2 miles on a
front of ( miles and took over 5(XX) prisoners during the last two days.
In Albert they took 14(X) prisoners and a few guns.
FRENCH GAINING FAST ON OISE SECTOR
French Army Headquarters, August 22 The German retreat be
fore the 3rd and 10th French armi.'S continues with increased speed
over large part of the battle front. In some casts the retreat has been
iii disorder. General Mangin is approaching the line which the French
held la-t April along the Ailette. The French are also approaching
tl e roads to Chauny and menacing the Gorman retreat which explains
why the Germans have hastened the recent retreat. The French have
found it impossible as yet to count the material captured by French.
On W ednesday Mangin advanced 7 miles during attack and threw the
enemy back in confusion.
AMERICAN REGIMENT REACHES VLADIVOSTOK
Washington, August 22 Secretary Raker has announced that the
31st regulars have reached Vladivostok.
Y EST ER I ) A Y'S CA SU A 1 ,T I ES
Twenty-one killed in action, 24 died of wounds, S killed otherwise,
3S wounded, and 37 missing.
ANOTHER CASUALTY REPORT
Washington, August 22 Second liM : Eleven killed in action, fi
died of wounds, HK wounded and 71 missing.
(Continued on I'age Ten.)
August 23 General Magin's troops
valley on a front of several miles,
the plateau between Nnssons atid
25 miles long between Rihons,
river, south ot Arras, the l'.ritish
repulsed 2 attacks east of Deleau-
d the Aisne the French
tlisj .att' tlja?,! says
lighting -ttTjU-i .nulraw