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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1918.
Paresa Released On
Lack Of Evidence
Maui Boy Held After Mysterious Death
Of Nayy Yoeman, Comes Home-
Friends Confident He Was Victim Of
Antone Paresa, the young Walluku
man who was arrested several weeks
ago in Honolulu and held on suspicion
of his having had some knowledge of
the mysterious death of Yeoman Fred
erick S. Char, U. S. N., was released
last Friday, no evidence having dev
eloped on which to further hold him.
He returned home the first of the
The mystery concerning Char's
death has not been cleared up. He
accompanied Paresa from Pearl Har
bor, where the latter had been dis
charged as a seaman in the navy, in
order to take back Paresa's uniform.
That was late one afternoon. About
10 o'clock the same night Char's body
was struck by a train crossing the Ka
lihi fish ponds, just outside of Hono
lulu, and horribly mangled. It is
claimed that the body was cold when
the engine mangled it.
The suggestion that Char had com
mitted suicide by taking poison before
lying down upon the track seems dis
proven by the report that no traces
of poison could he found upon analy
sis of the stomach.
While Paresa is again free hif posi
tion was a most unenviable one, and
the fact that the mystery surrounding
Char's death has not been solved does
not make his releas3 the satisfaction
it might otherwise have been. Pare
sa's friends on Maui are confident
that he is as much In the dark regard
Ing the death as are the police and
"Trusty" Goes Insane
Hangs Self In Cell
Paul Riveira, a prisoner in the Wal
luku County jail, committed suicide
on Monday morning between 9 and 10
o'clock by hanging himself from the
bars of his cell with a rope made
from a blanket. When discovered the
body was still warm, but life was ex
tinct when physicians hastily summon
ed, arrived. The deceased was per
haps 2S years of age. He had been
under observation for some days on
account of his mental condition.
The boy had been serving a sent
ence for assault and battery, but he
was well liked and for some months
had been a "trusty" about the prison.
Wlien the Red Cross Shop was open
ed1 several weeks ago, he was detailed
by Sheriff Crowell to assist the ladies
at the shop, and he made himself so
useful and proved so intelligent and
willing that he was a general favorite.
Within the past week, howevei. he
showed signs of mental derangement
which resulted in his being locked up
His mania was largely rel-gious, and
shortly before he hanped binell he
has been engaged fo- a n ut or more
in loudly praying, singing, and weep
ing. It is understood ihul he had at one
time been i'i an osylun in California
Alaska Coal Is Now
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 8
(By Associated Press) Already coal
is moving in good sized quantities
over the stretch of railroad laid re
cently by the United States govern
ment between Seward and Anchorage.
No coal has yet been shipped over
the line yet for use outside of Alas
ka. Nearly every train leaving here
takes three or four cars of fuel from
the nearby mines for Seward.
Unless unusually severe weather for
bids, the task of laying steel on the
railroad between Anchorage and Fair
banks will be continued throughout
the coming winter.
Regular trains between Seward and
Anchorage now run every Saturday
carrying passengers and freight. This
train service will keep Anchorage in
direct touch with the out side world
this winter. In other years Anchor
age has been ice bound and all traflic
in or out had to come over a trail.
YUMA, Ariz., Nov. 14 (By Associ
ated Press "Poultrynien" near here
who have been engaged in raising
ostriches for their plumage have found
a new use for the birds whose feathers
have vanished, never to return. E.
D. Henderson, an ostrich-raiser of the
Bard section recently killed one of the
birds and prepared its meat for the
table. The experiment, he declared,
proved a success, the meat tasting
much like chicken or turkey, although.
Owing to the rough sea at Lahaina
on Monday night It was found inadvis
able for the Mauna Kea'a shoretyuits
to make a landing and no pssengers
were In consequence taken to Hono
lulu from Maui.
The Woman's Guild of the Church
of the Good Shepherd will hold its an
nual meeting at the rectory, Wailuku,
on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 2:30 p.
m. All members are requested to at
tend. The next mail from the Coast is ex
pected tomorrow in Honolulu by the
Pacific Mail steamer Venezuela. Mail
will also be dispatched for the main
land the same day by the Enterprise,
scheduled to sail then.
S. S. Paxson, president of the board
of health, and B. G. Rivenburgli, com
missioner of public lands, were de
parting passengers on the Korea Ma
ru last Tuesday night for San Fran
The need for travel permits in or
der for male pasjengers to vravel be
tween island ports or to the main
land, no longer exists following or
ders received by Maj. H. Gooding
Field, to that effect from Washington
this week. Steamship company
agents on Maui have also been ad
vised of the removal of the restric
The Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Co. is well started on grinding its
1919 crop, the mills having boen start
ed on Wednesday of last week.
The Wmiluku Sugar Co. began
grinding on its 1919 crop today.
The Maui Agricultural Co., will be
ginning cutting cane next Monday and
the mill will start grinding on Wed
nesday. Armenia To Be Freed
From Savage Turk Rule
LONDON, Nov. 8 (By Associated
Press) The British government Is
determined that the wrong suffered by
the Armenians at the hands of the
Turks shall be righted and their re
currence made impossible writes Lord
Robert Cecil, the parliamentary Under
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
to Viscount Bryce.
Four points mentioned by Lord Ce
cil as the charter of the Armenian's
right to liberation at the hands of the
"The refusal of the Armenians as
a nation in the fall of 1914 to work
for the cause of Turkey and her Allies
although offers of autonomy were
made if they actively assisted Tur
key in the war.
"Partly on account of this courage
ous refusal, the Ottoman Armenians
were systematically murdered by the
Turkish government in 1915, two
thirds of the population being exter
minated by most coldblooded and
fiendish methods 700,000 men women
and children being killed.
"From the beginning of the war
that half of the Armenian nation un
der Russian sovereignty organized
volunteer corps and bore the brunt of
some of the heaviest fighting in Can
casia under their leader Andranik.
"These same Armenian eorp. after
the Russian breakdown took over the
Caucasian front and for five months
held up the Turkish r.dvance and thus
rendered important service to the
British in Mesopotamia."
Lord Robert Cecil adds that Armen
ians are still fighting in Syria and
have been taking part in the Pales
President Wilson is fond of telling
a story about an old teamster. This
old fellow said to the treasurer of
the concern one day:
"Me and that off-horse has been
workin' for the company seventeen
"Just so, Winterbottom, just so,"
said the treasurer, and he cleared his
throat and added: "Both treated well,
The old teamster looked dubious.
"Well," he said, "we wus both took-
en down sick last month and they got
a doctor for the hoss, while they dock
ed my pay." Pittsburg Sun.
He "And how are you getting on
with your collecting for the soldiers?"
She "Splendidly! I've had my
name In the papers four times al
ready." Sidney Bulletin.
"So you sent Ave shillings for that
advertised appilf.nce to keep yur gas
bills down. What did they sent' you':"
"A paper-wf ight." Tit-Bits.
"Did you ever get a proposal,
"Once, my dear. A gentleman
posed over the telephone, but be
the wrong number." Tit-Bits.
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BAVARIA BREAKS WITH BERLIN
LONDON, November 28 The Bavarian premier has telegraphed
Berlin foreign office that Bavaria breaks relations with Berlin on ac
count of Berlin's efforts to deceive the people by" withholding the truth
BRITISH TAKE MORE GERMAN GUNS
LONDON, November 28 (Official) The British advano: guard
has leached the Bclgo-German frontier between Beho and Si. Yelot.
It has taken over 1400 German guns.
SAYS BUTCHER BILL STILL STRONG IN ERMNY
LONDON, November 28 A Mail coucsp. ndcit at The Hague
reports that Hollanders from Germany say it is a great mistake to sup
pose the kaiser is done with. He has many servants in Germany re
solved to not take defeat by lying down They estimate a third of
Germany is pro-kaiser, including a large number of soldiers, and the
irmy is' led by pro-kaiser generals. Observers expect a counter
AMERICAN PEACE DELEGATION REPORTED
WASHINGTON, November 28 It is reported that White House
callers were given to understand that the United States peace delegation
will be confined to three: Henry White, former ambassador to Prance
and Italy, Secretary Lansing, and Col. House. President Wilson will
not sit in the conference.
BOLSHEVIKI MAKING PROGRESS
HELSINGFORS. November 28- Rep rt.d luissiari Bolsheviki on
Tuesday captured Poskov, 160 miles southwest of Petrograd, Dunabcrg,
1 10 southeast of Riga, and bombarded Narva 81 miles southwest of
HONOLULU, November 28
troops on Saturday morning in Honolulu.
WILL ASK STATEHOOD FOR HAWAII ,
HONOLULU. November 28 Delegate Kuhio announced that
when he returns to Washington he will introduce a measure asking for
statehood for Hawaii. He says now is the psychological moment be-
ause of Hawaii s fine war record.
BIG BUNCH SUGAR SHARES TO BE SOLD
F.nemv Alien Pronertv Palmer has instructed R. II.
Trent to sell 20,262 shares of Hawaii sugar companies stock owned by
Germans. The par value of this stock is $2,500,000, while the market
value is about $4,250,000. It will be advertised and then sold at public
making 21 permanent coastal air defenses was explained before House
expropriations committee by Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of construc
tion. He asks for $85,750,000, to cover 4 years work. Squadrons of
fiirhtine aircraft of every description will be included in the equipment
of stations which are to be erected
Hawaii, Guam, and the Canal Zone.
HARWICH, November 28
marines surrendered today making
TERRIBLE INDICTMENT AGAINST HUNS
MALINES, November 28 Cardinal Mercier, in an interview, said
that 49 Belgian priests were tortured
cupancy of Belgium.
SOLDIERS IN NEW YORK MAKING TROUBLE
NEW YORK, November 28 A threat to use machine guns by
police on soldiers restricting efforts of police to prevent lawlessness,
is contained m a letter which the Mayor has received from Police Com
missioner Enright. The Mayor forwarded this letter to federal author
ities protesting against the disorderly conduct of the service men at
recent socialist meetings.
WILL HELP DISCHARGED SOLDIERS GET JOB
WASHINGTON, November 28 Agents of the U. S. employment
service will be stationed in all army
... .!.: :v.i i
iw wuiaui suuauic civilian cuipiuiiiciii.
PREPARING FOR 5TH LIBERTY LOAN
WASHINGTON, November 28 Preparatory to the 5th Liberty
Loan, Secretary McAdoo has announced the issuance of $600,000,000
of certificates of indebtedness payable
Subscriptions to be received from
Ihe Governments expenditures
than 5 months, were $8,213,000,000.
AUSTRIA TO TRY MEN WHO CAUSED THE WAR
LONDON, November 28 Copenhagen cables state that the Vien
na government intends to try persons responsible for the war including
Counts Berchtold and Vernin, ex-Emperor Charles, various Austrian
grand dukes, and a number of generals.
BAVARIA BREAKS WITH BERLIN
LONDON, November 28 Bavaria has broken relations with the
i'erlin government, says Copenhagen dispatch.
SAYS BLODDY BILL MAY BE EXTRADITED
PARIS, November 28 Wm. Hohenzollern can be ectradited be
cause of the atrocities he ordered, according to Prof. Barthelemy, of
the Paris Law faculty. International law condemns atrocities in state
BRITISH KING SLEEPS WITH ARMY
LONDON, November 28 King George enroute to Paris, slept at
LSptish general headquarters.
SOLF SAYS BOLSHEVIKI RULE IN HAMBURG
HAMBURG, November 28
diers and workmen s council is
soviet, that extremists control the
devoted to Jiolshevikism.
MADRID, November 28 Parliament has approved the formation
ol a league of nations, and names Spanish representatives.
EQUAL SUFFRAGE FOR HUNGARY
BUDAPEST, November 28
law, yet unenacted, gives the ballot
ot age, it able to read and write.
BERLIN, November 28 The
is negotiating with the Hungarian
TO BE REVIEWED
Gen. Heard will review Schofield
FOR AIR DEFENSES
28 The navy department's plan for
at San Francisco, Seward (Alaska),
Twenty - seven more German sub
total of 114.
to death during the German oc
camps to assist discharged soldiers
next May, bearing 4J interest.
December 5 to 11.
from July 1 to November 23, less
For 3 days in November, $1,577,-
Solf charges that the Hamburg sol
in communication with the Russian
newspapers and that the red flag is
The government proposed suffrage
to men of 21 and women 26 years
FIND A GOAT?
German-Austrian national council
- Czech governments to secure the
j Personal Mention
Amos Mozetta, of Walluku, now
stationed with a national guard com
pany on Oahu, spent several days on
Maul last week on a short leave of
absence. He returned to Honolulu
Mrs. Philip Pall, of Lahaina, is a
visitor In Honolulu this week.
Mrs. Laura Merriam, who has been
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. D.
H. Case, of Walluku for several weeks,
left on Wednesday for Honolulu to
her home with Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Zeno K. Meyers, head of the Home
Insurance Co., was a visitor In Wai
luku over Sunday returning to Hono
lulu on Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Duncan, of Ka
hului, returned home this week from
Honolulu where they spent a 10 days
L. von Tempsky, of Mnkawao, wns
a visitor to Honolulu this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace D. Stone,
who have been residents of Wailuku,
for the past 6 months, left on Wednes
day for Hilo, their permanent res
idence. Mr. Stone, as superintendent
of the Maul Telephone Co., since its
acquistion by the Mutual Telephone
Co., has about completed his work of
James Hood, of the Honolua Ranch,
was a passenger to Honolulu last
Representative, A. P. Tavares, of
Haiku, left last Friday night for Ho
nolulu expecting to leave for the coast
on account of the serious Illness of
his wife in Los Angeles. A cable
message received from the mainland
on Monday announced the death of
Mrs. D. B. Penhallow, returned on
Saturday from a visit to Honolulu.
Ernest Weight and Bill Hanspn,
two Maui boys in the national gitard
regiments at Schofield Barracks are
home this week on a short leave of
absence to eat turkey with their fam
ilies. A. J. Fernandez, boss stevedore for
the Kahulul Railroad, who has been
an employee of the company for the
past 15 years, has resigned his posi
tion and will leave for Honolulu short
ly to make his home. He will, be
succeeded on the harbor by Solomon
Errol and Miss Lorna von Tertpsky,
of Makawao returned home from Ho
nolulu where they are attending
school, to spend Thanksgiving.
Mrs. B. J. Bridgeford went to Hono
lulu on Wednesday to spend -Thanksgiving
with her husband who is in the
service at Schofield Barracks.
Mrs. Laura Merriam, who has been
visiting her daughter, Mjs D. H. Case
for several months, returned to Hono
lulu on Wednesday's Claudine.
Sheriff Clem. Crowell was a passen
ger to Honolulu by Wednesday Clau
dine. Mrs. II. B. Penhallow expects to
leave for Honolulu this evening for
Thanksgiving services of particul
arly impressive character were held In
the Wailuku Union Church, last Sun
day evening, and at the Church of the
Good Shepherd on Thanksgiving day,
both occasions being a union of the
congregations of the two churches.
Large audiences listened to interest
ing and timely sermons by the Rev.
R. B. Dodge, on Sunday and by the
Rev. J. Charles Villiers on Thursday.
Mr. Villiers assisting in the first in
stance and Mr. Dodge acting as as
sistant in the second.
publication of the diplomatic pre-war documents, to investigate respons
ibility in conduct of the war.
BRITAIN'S DEATH LIST NEARLY MILLIOM
LONDON, November 28 (Official) During the war Great Britain
lost nearly 1,000,000 men killed or dead from various causes.
NO PEACE TREATY BEFORE APRIL
PARIS, November 28 It is announced that a committee will be
appointed preliminary to the peace conference to study the problems to
be presented and report. The conference, it is believed, will continue
3 months, and it is not expected a treaty will be signed before April.
Lloyd George will arrive in Paris the same time as President Wil
son. DANIELS MAKES THANKSGIVING ADDRESS
BUFFALO, November 28 Peace conference deliberation should
be guided by the principles of justice and mercy to the weak, and not
by passion or emotions, said Secretary Daniels in a Thanksgiving ser
vice. He declared the Allies and the United States won the war, and
that the theory that every man in the world shall have the chance to
make the most of himself is now the fixed philosophy of all nations.
THANKSGIVING WIDELY CELEBRATED
WASHINGTON, November 28 President Wilson and his wife
attended Thanksgiving services, and then had a simple dinner with no
Celebrations throughout country centered around soldiers and sail
ors in community. Many song services held.
Mrs. A.F. Tavares OfPaia
Dies In Los Angeles
Mrs. Julia Akana Tavares, wife of
Representative A. F. Tavares, of Paia,
died 1st Monday at Los Angeles, where
she went some six weeks ago, accom
panying her daughter Lillian to school
and in the hope that the change of
climate would prove beneficial to her
health. The news of the sad ending
was not a great surprise to her friends
as she has been seriously ill for sev
eral years from a lung affection.
Mrs. Tavares was born in Maui, May
2271878, being in her 41st year nt tne
time of her death. She wag a daught
er of L. T. Akana, of the Kamaole
Ranch, Makawao, and besides her
father and her husband is survived by
a large number of brothers and tister
and by nine children. The latter are
Lillian, Tony, Nils, Julia, Rosle,
Hannah, Ernot, Fred, atid Edna Ruth.
Mr. Tavares had left Maul to go to
the coast on news of his wife's criti
cal condition, when the news of her
death reached him in Honolulu. He
returned to Maui but leaves this even
ing enroute to the mainland to accom
pany the remains back home for Interment.
Spanish Flu Takes
Heavy Toll In Mexico
JUAREZ, Mexico, Nov. 8 (By As
sociated Press) Graves plowed .like
furrows in open fields, zerapes used
as shrouds and wood wagons for
hearses were made necessary by the
influenza epidemic which swept over
northern Mexico following the appear
ance of the disease on the American
All effects to have funeral services
were abondoned when the churches
were forced to close because of the
spread of the disease.
Medical attention was out of the
question for there are only a few doc
tors in the small settlements and
many of these were victims of the dis
ease. The supply of drugs was soon
exhausted and urgent requests were
sent to the border. From Chihuahua
City, Parral and Durango City for me
dical supplies. These were permitted
to be sent by the United States war
trade board in spite of the fact they
appeared on the conservation list of
prohibited articles for export. One
chipment contained 300 pounds of
epsom salts and large quantities of
Medical students were taken from
the hospitals in Mexico City to care
for the sick and volunteer nurses re
cruited from the best families In the
large cities for service In the small
towns under the White Cross, the na
tional relief organization In Mexico
similar to the Red Cross.
Funeral Flower Money
Is Given To Charity
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 8 (By As
sociated Press) Funds usually spent
for funeral flowers are being contrl
bute to the Associated Charities for
relief work by many El Pasoans. The
plan was first suggested by Babbl
Martin Zielonka, of the local Jewish
church when his infant son ditd. He
requested his friends to use the mo
ney they intended buying flowers
with to make contributions to the As
sociated Charities, in which he was
most interested. The result was a
large number of warm shoes, stocking
and sweaters were purchased by the
charity organization for the Rescue
Home orphans. The practice has
since been adopted by others and con
slderable money contributed during
the recent influenza epidemic when
the death toll was heaviest.