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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1913.
Mrs. W. L. Decoto's father Mr.
Townscnd of Pasadena, her sistor-in-law
Mrs. Twonsend, also of Pasadena
ami hi r cousin, Miss Gill oT Iowa are
spending t h winter in Lahaina, the
guests of Mr. anil Mrs. Y. L. Pecolo.
Mrs. (losiii and Miss Meniman of
Baldwin Dense spent hi" Thanksgiv
ing holidays with Mrs. II. I'. Baldwin,
Mrs. A. C. Co'lins gave a delight
ful luncheon on Monday for Mrs. V.
L. Decoto and her gm sts. Beautiful
pink hibiscus in a cut glass dish made
:. r.iosl al tractivo center-piece, (.'overs
were laid for twelve, those present
h.-sido the hostess bring Mrs. Di coto,
Mrs. Town,;, ml. Miss Gill. Mrs. David
Klcininc. Mrs. William Fn-bort son,
Mrs. J. 10. Gannon. Mrs. I'm a Gossin.
.Mrs. Georizo Kidney, Miss Merriman
and Mrs. I'. .V Mac'lMnald.
Mrs. A. C. Collins had charge of the
drive in Lahaina for ttie French orp
hans. Mr. Freeland. of the 1'ioneer
Theater gi-ncrously clonal, d the pro
ceeds of an i-vcnir.g's entertainment
to the fund. The hum -n-it thus .aised
from the tickets and collection
amounted to about .evenly dollars.
The students of the Lahailialutta
School "adopted" an orphan as did
.several individuals, the amount col
lected by Mrs. Collins being over
seven hundred dollars. Plans are
--. !i..f;v .-; i--t ti jm1 fur a dance dur
ing t iii ChrNtr'ns holidays to raise
money for the Belgian orphans.
On Tuesday ami Wednesday oT this
week Lahaina experienced the heavi
i st wind storm in a great many years.
Trees were uprooted, telephone and
liubt wires blown down, and at Ln
haiaaltm.i several window Mo'-.ii in
pii 'A broken, hp wi'll as considerable
damage done to the trees and car
dens. On Wednesday morning one of
the servant's cottages belonging to
the 1'ionoer Mill Hospital was burned
to the ground. The fire fortunately
did not spread to the other buildings
ihouuli a gale was blowing at th.e
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Campbell of l'-uu-nene,
and Doctor and Mrs. George
Aiken of Wailuku woi" in I,ahaina on
Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
George Keency and of Mr. Frank I.uf
kin. The annual bazaar of tin Church of
the Holy Innocents will be held on
Saturday, December seventh. People
ha vp grown to look forward eagerly
to this Bale each year, as there are
always a great many useful and fancy
articles, to bo had et extremely low
Mrs. Frank Cockcroft spent Thanks
giving at. 1'uuomalei, the guest of Mrs.
Mrs. J. A. Wilson, formerly of La
hainaluna, but who has been visiting
on the mainland for the last six
Months, writes that her health is im
ptrved and that she and the children
hope to be back in Honolulu by Christ
mas. Mr. Wilson is tvnh th" linn of
Theodore II. Davis, & Co.
Oahu United War Workers
Apologize And Explain
On Wednesday, November 13, 1918,
r. ;nrt:; were made to the Oahu Com
mittee of the United War Work Cam
paign that reports were being circu
lated on the wateifront that the Unit
ed War Wurk funds wire to be used
to feed the Germans. Further reports
of a similar character were received
the following day, and the Commit teo
was urged to send out speakers to
counteract this statement, as it was
seriously affecting the collection of
During Friday morning the Commit
tee was informed from what appeared
to be reliable sources that the above
statement had been spread by a man
namd Finkboner. The matter looked
so serious that the Committee decided
to publicity denounce the report; this
was done and the name of Finkboner
was used. Mr. Charles F. Finkboner
immediately published a denial, that
he said nothing disloyal or uu-Amer-iean
in connection with the Campaign.
The Committee finds after very
close investigation that Mr. Finkbon
er did not make any -itatement to in
jure the War Woik fur d, neithir did
he make use of any language that was
anti-American or that could be con
The Committee desire to give this
ttutement the widest publicity and
apologize to Mr. Charles F. Finkboner
for having connected l is name with
the statement referred to above.
Chairman, Oahu Committee
United War Work Campaign.
"UED CROSS RECITAL
on account of the bad weather. Date
will be announced later.
Imported Jersey Bull. Royally bred,
Good disposition. Apply Miss Couch,
Kaiser "What account are my
brave troops giving oi themseh esV"
Hindenlmrg "A running account,
your Mfijesty." Baltimore American.
The annual meet ins; of the Woman's
Guild, Church of the Good Shepherd,
was postponed on account of inclem
ent weather. The meeting will be
held at the rectory, Wailuku on Tues
day, December 10th, at 2:'.W p. m.
E. U. Uev ins was the 4 nilnut
speaker at the WailuUu Orpheuin on
Wednesday night. lie spoke on war
F-avimx stamps, impressing pari icular
ly their value r.s an investment.
Owing to the fact that one of the
witnesses is still in the hospital, the
coroner's impiept in tin matter of the
dea'h of Kisaburo Sasuchi, a Wai
luku S-ng.-u- Co., employie, has not yet
be n held. The dead man was Imrn-
'- j. :, . -.plosion t-f gas in the mill
luraace two weeks as J.
Woid has been received that the
war-time harbor bars in Honolulu have
been lifted and that vessels may now
arrive and di part at any hour of the
day or night. Naval olhcers will no
longer meet and inspect' incoming;
The bonus in be paid to plantation
workers in Hawaii this year will
amount to about fViUO.OOO, or 5" per
cent of iheir earnings. If the pres
ent i rice r.i puga'' is maintained, '.he
l ie ns next year will 1 o about lli per
cent. Tie- Weill uiV. Guild
it's Cl.iuch, Lahaina,
' l.u cy a'-.J usi-ful
iri.-h hull, Saturday,
of Holy Iiuioc
w ill give a sale
articles in the
December 7. at
? p. m. Children's entertainment
7:M p. in. Dancing. Adv.
The chamber of commerce, at its
meeting yesterday, went on record as
indorsing a resolution adopted by the
Hawaii promotion committee urging
upon the U. S. shipping board the im
portance to Island interests of a re
sumption of regular and adeouate
! passenger service between the main
: land and the Territory immediately.
War Savings Stamps sold on, Maui
I since the first, of November amount to
something over $40,0')0, which leaves
I just about $100,000 worth still to be
I sold of Maui's ouota.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Unborn
i E. Hughes, of l'uunene, are congratul
ating them upon the arrival of a fine
foil last Saturday, lie. hits been nam
ed Donald Walker.
Harry Gesner's Fordson Tractor
! (lemons! ration at Keahua had to be
1 postponed on account, of the bad
The board of supervisors hold their
monthly session beginning next Wed-
A Ford automobile owned by the
Hanada rent service and driven by
, Soya Kishamolo, skidded on the wet
! road near the new oreakwater on
I Monday, and overturned wrecking the
car and injuring the driver severely.
A passenger in the car at the time
escaped without being hurt. The in
jured driver is in a Japanese hospital.
The War Work Campaign on Maui
netted $38,362, received from 11,037
The Maui Teachers' Association is
holding its postponed annual meeting
tit Lahainaluna today.
An elaborate program has been pre
pared by local talent for the Catholic
Fair to be held at the Grand Hotel
tomorrow evening. Miss Uodrigues.
whose voice has attracted much r.v
t cut ion, will render several vocal num
bers, while other local talent will
furnish entertainment. The Ladies
have a number of useful articles for
sale, which will come in handy for
the Christmas holidays. The object is
a worthy one and merits generous
A handsome new service flag for
the Wailuku Union Church was receiv
ed this week and will be hung forhe
first time this coming Sunday. It will
contain several kinds of insignia for
the members of the cburch and con
gregation w ho re in military service.
Mrs. Young, ruother of Miss Ah
Choy Young, stenographer in D. H.
Case's office, died on Monday evening
after a short illness.
In The Churches
WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Uowland 13. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. Mary Hofimai-n-K-unewa,
Mrs. Carolyn Scholtz Weight, Choir
10:00 Church Bible School. All
members of the school are remineded
that tomorrow will be Birth Day Sun.
7:00 Organ Recital.
7:30 Preaching Service with ser
mon by Uev. Albert S. Baker, M. D. of
Komi, Hawaii. The new Church Ser
vice Flag will be hung for the first
time for this service.
Hl'dlES At Puunene, Maui, Novem-
ber 30, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
E. Hughes, an 11-pound son Danald
Blights Thu Soul
"Here is a preacher who announees
; that the automobile is a menace to
j "Maybe the poor fellow bought a
secondhand car." Charlotte Observ
er. Looks Like A Slow-Up
P.riggs "Well the world seems
move lasler and faster all the time."
Griggs "Nonsense! During the
Revolution we laid minute-men. Now
we have four minute men." - Life.
TAHITI RAVAGED KY
WASHINGTON, December 5
the Associated Press correspondent
the United States appealing for medical aid in combatting a malignant
epidemic of influenza said to lie devastating the Society group. Doctors
and medicines urged by fast steamers.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER ON GRILL
WASHINGTON, Dcember 6 Brisbane told senate committee that
the brewers' loan for purchase of the Washington Times was a straight
business proposition. lie denied furthering German propaganda
through his paper.
PERSHING GETS MORE DECORATIONS
WASHINGTON, December 6 Rumanian king has awarded Per
shing the cross of military honor of Michael the Brave.
RILL A LIABILITY TO HOLLAND
THE HAGUE, December 6 Deputy Merchant, of the upper
chamber, declared today that the former kaiser's presence in Holland
lias caused difficulties.
POPE ASKS PRAYERS FOR PEACE CONFERENCE
ROME, December 6 Pope has sent an encyclical letter to Catholics
throughout the world in which he exhorts the offering of universal pub
lic prayers for the guidance of the peace conference, to a peace found
ed through the principles of Christian justice and love among men.
EARTHQUAKE DAMAGES CHILE
BUENOS AIRES, December 6 Ten dead and hundreds injured
in earthquake on Wednesday in northern Chile. Material damage heavy.
BELGIAN ROYALTY GET W ! ! WELCOME IN PARIS '
' PARIS, December 6 King All ft and Queen Elizabeth enthusias
tically welcomed by French populace.
AIRPLANE SURRENDER PIECE-MEAL
LONDON, December 6 No formal surrender will be made of
German airplanes. It is found impracticable to assemble 2000 at one
place and it is doubtful if Germany has enough pilots. The surrender
will therciore be made piece-meal during the retreat, the Allies pick
ing them up.
NEW HEAD OF TREASURY NAMED
WASHINGTON, December 5 President Wilson has nominated
Carter Glass, of Virginia, as secretary of the treasury to succeed Win.
SENATE DISAPPROVES INTERFERENCE PLAN
WASHINGTON, December 5 The senate on Wednesday helda
5-hour debate on matters concerning the peace conference, and several
resolutions were presented by the foreign relations committee, but no
j-.ction was taken. On Thursday the senate foreign relations commit
tee by unanimous vote disapproved the resolution by Senator Cummins
which proposed sending a congressional committee to Taris.
HONOLULU, December -1 Street car service was resumed on
some lines today and all cars will probably be running tomorrow. Many
districts are without lights and 3000 telephones are out of commission.
The streets are being rapidly cleared of debris.
The crop damage on this island is very heavy and some sugar men
estimate the loss over half a million.
Probably 1000 soldiers of the 5th Hawaiian infantry will be de
tailed to assist in clearing up the wreck, General Heard granting this
on request of Mayor Fern. Army signal corps men are helping restore
broken wire communications.
BOY SCOUTS RESCUE VICTIMS OF STORM
Six boy scouts Alatau Wilder, Walter Samson, Edward Peterson,
Chas. Chillingsworth, and Guy Gitt visited the Pali this morning to see
l ow the wind was blowing there. They were unable to stand against
the terrific blast through the gasp, but crawled on their bellies around
the point where they found an automobile overturned with C. B. Chong
of Waialua crushed underneath and his daughter Louise pinned against
the cliff by the wind. The boys rescued both and brought them to town
in their machine, taking the injured man to the hospital where his hurts
were pronounced not serious.
The body of a wagon driven by a Chinaman was blown over the
Pali, and the driver saved himself by clinging to the lines, the mules
managing to anchor themselves against the tornado.
PRESIDENT AN DPARTY START FOR FRANCE
NEW YORK, December 4 President Wilson sailed for France
today. He was accompanied by Secretary Lansing and Henry White,
peace commissioners. Col. House and General Bliss, other commission
ers, are already in France. The departure was the occasion of a great
demonstration by vessels in the harbor and by the great crowd gathered
al the wharves. A great cloud of airplanes carvorted above the
Presiden's ship ajv-it put to sea. A super-dreadnaught and 15 destroyers
are accompanying the President as escort.
CANCELED WAR CONTRACTS MAKE BIG SAVING
.WASHINGTON, December 4 Secretary of War Baker has an
nounced that canceled contracts since the peace armistice Was signed
amount to about $2,600,000,000.
WASHINGTON, December 4 The President has accepted the
resignation of Bernard Baruch, chairman of the war industries board.
RESTRICTION LIFTED FROM USE OF SUGAR
WASHINGTON, December 4 The Chairman of the food ad
ministration announces that the restriction on home and public use of
sugar has been lifted.
TRANSPORTATION SITUATION IMPROVED
WASHINGTON, December -1 Railroad embargoes will probably
not be so severe this winter as last, as transportation conditions are bet
ter than for several years past.
GET CLAIMS IN FOR PROPERTY IN EUROPE
WASHINGTON, December A The state department asks that all
persons owing property in enemy countries file with the department a
nmplcte list of same at earliest opportunity. This information is need
ed in settling up peace claims.
FOOD SHIPS REACH EUROPE
WASHINGTON, December 4 The first fleet of ships carrying
200,000 tons of food for the relief of European peoples arrived at Gib
raltar and will proceed to south Europe.
PLANNING FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF RUSSIA
NEW YORK, December A The creation of a Russian economic
league for the purpose of co-operating with American and Allied in
terests for assisting the Russian people to reorganize their economic
life, has been formed by representatives of Russian finance and industry
in the United States. The announced salient features of the league's
1. Restoration, with energetic help of Allies of public law and
2. Free access of Russian agricultural products to foreign mar
kets and the protection of Russian industry by an agreement of the
United States and the Allies.
3. An extended period for the gradual payment of the Russian
4. The establishment of a stabilized guaranteed currency.
5. The extension of easy credits to Russia to permit development
Prince George Lvov, premier of the first Russian provisional gov
ernment, and P.oris A. Batkhmeteff, Russian ambassador to the United
States will sail to I'Vancc this week to attend a meeting of Russian
diplomatists, at which Russian representation at the peace conference
will be considered. Lvov said, "We think the Russians ought to defend
Russian interests at the peace conference. Russia's fundamental need
is deliverance from the Bolsheviki and the creation of such state life
that the Russian people may freely choose their form of government.
The masses of the people are opposed to the Bolsheviki but cannot
organize of themselves to struggle successfully againstthearmed tyranny
of a small minority."
FLU CALLS i'Oli AID
The Governor of Tahiti, through
at Papeete, has sent a message to
j Personal Mention
Ed. Deinert, head pump superintend
ent at Puunene, was n passenger to
Honolulu last Friday night.
D. 13. Murdoch, of Hamakuapoko,
auditor of the A. & D. plantations. Is
in Honolulu this week.
Lieut. (Dr.) F. U. Missner, returned
to Schofield Barra'cks last Sunday af
ter spending Thanksgiving with his
wife, Dr. Eva Missnor, of Kahului.
Den Bruns, tha well-known medicine
man, accompanied by his wife, are
visiting Maul this week.
Mrs. Frank Baldwin and son accom
panied Mr. Baldwin to Honolulu last
Saturday night where the latter went
to attend the annua! meeting of the
sugar planters' association.
E. H. Taris, manager of the Schu
man Carriage Co., of Honolulu, who
has been taking a several weeks vaca
tion on Maui, returned home last Sat
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tenliallow, of
Wlailuku, were in Ildnoluld this week,
where Mr. Penhalldvyattendec'. the
mi eting of the t ugaf planters' associ
Alexander Valentine, manager of
the Olowalu Co., attended the annual
meeting of the sugar planters' assooia
Hon in Honolulu this week.
W. U. Hansen, and N. E. Weight.Ulighter
a members of the national guard
troop at Schofield Barracks, returned
Jo Honolulu on Sunday after spending
a short leave of absence at. home over
Miss Violet Searby left for Ilono-:-ulu
last Saturday night where she
will be stenographer for her brother,
William Searby, of the American Fac
J. Vincent, of Walakoa, Kula was
a passenger to Honolulu last Friday
night on business. He returned Mic
I. W. Brink," manager of L. Scatena
& Co., of San Francis(0, fruit dealers,
has been the guest since last week
of Joar;uin Garcia, of Wailuku. He
will probably leave for Honolulu next
week where he has important busi
ness matters to attend to before re
turning to the coast.
Miss Lorna von Tcmpsky and Errol
von Tcmpsky returned to Honolulu
on Monday night to resume their
studies after spending Thanksgiving
at their home at Makawao.
Dr. William Osmers went to Hono
Vilu last Saturday on a business trip.
To is expected to return tomorrow.
P. If. Uoss' family, which has been
spending the past month at the Luf
kin beach cottage at Camp 1, return
ed yesterday to Wailuku.
Uev. Albert S. Baker, M. D., of Ko
na, Hawaii, is the guest this week of
Uev. U. B. Dodge, of Wailuku. He
expects to return home some time
next week. During the meeting of
the chamber of commerce yesterday
afternoon, Mr. Baker Fpoke interest
ingly on social affairs in his commun
ity. Sheriff Clem Crowelt returned home
this morning by theKikuiala from a
trip- to Honolulu. IlV' reports con
siderable storm damage on Molokai.
William Uathman, the Honolulu
directory man, is on his annual visit
to Maui revising the directory for the
1919 edition. He is stopping at the
EX-CROWN PRINCE MAKES LUDENDORF THE GOAT
OSTERLAND, Holland, December 4 Former crown prince, in
an interview, declares that Ludendorf was the mainspring of German
militarism, and that llindenburg was but a figurehead, as was he him
self. He claims that he advised against the warat the outset and after
the battle of the Marne advised seeking peace. He says he saw de
feat in 1914. He declined to accept blame for Verdun defeat, saying
he was not supported, lie says he has not renounced his right to suc
cession, but will be willing to became a common citizen of Germany if,
a republic is established, even to going to work in a factory if the
fatherland will be benefitted.
HONOLULU, December 3 Thousands of shade and fruit trees
are down all over the city as a result of yesterday's storm. There is
also much damage reported to sugar cane on this island.
At Punahou, in the capitol grounds, and everywhere else where
large trees were growing the scene this morning is one of wildest con
fusion and wreckage.
All telephone and telegraph wires, except those to Pearl Harbor,
are down. The Oahu Railroad tracks were blockaded in many places
by poles, trees and wires over the tracks. Seven trains managed to chop
their way into town at midnight.
Only one fatality has been reported thus far, that of a Japanese
who was caught in a freshet in Manoa stream. Judge W. L. W hitney
was caught under a falling kiawe tree while going from his house to
the garage. He was extricated after half and hour, having sustained
a broken leg and many bad bruises.
It is estimated that the damage on Oahu will run to at least a
quarter of a million dollars, counting crop damage.
Wires being down, nothing has yet been heard from the windward
side of (he island, where it is feared damage has been heavy.
A number of wooden buildings in the city were unroofed, and
others partly wrecked by falling trees. Masses of trees are blocking
The weather bureau instruments recorded many guests of wind of
00 miles velocity. The only previous storm of approaching violence
was in December 31, 190o when the wind blew 55 miles per hour.
Press dispatches were brought to the city last night from the Kokoi
Head wireless station by automobile, after much difficulty.
GREAT CHINESE PITCHER DIES ON BATTLEFIELD
HONOLULU, December 1 Casualty list reports Sgt. Apau Kau,
'A7 S. Berctania St. Hrnolulu 1 'lied in action. He was the greatest
Ch'nese baseba'l pitch r the Islands have produced and he had made
ieveral tours on the mainland.
Maui And Molokai
Damaged By Storm
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which they were spiked and swept
away, they risked their lives for hours.
Time and again men were washed off
into the raging water, to be rescued
by their companions with much difU
culty and danger, for n fierce under
tow threatened always to carry the
swimmers out to sea.
Injured Man Rescued
Sam Kuoha, one of the workers,
when carried away by -i great breaker,
was rendered unconscious by striking
his head on a rock, an 1 would certain
ly have drowned had not McNicoll
and another of the crew, with great
est heroism plunged In and kept him
afloat until their companions could
throw ropes to ihem and pull them
back to comparative satety.
The crew had the greatest difficul
ty in keeping a track spiked down on
which to move the crane, the wave
constantly undoing their work, and it
took 4 hours before it was accom
plished. Tho damage to the breakwater Is
fimilar to that which occurred during
the building of the enst side break
water some years ago, and was duo
to the fact that the uncompleted
structure was not prepared to resist
tho waves as it will be later.
But the value of the breakwater
was demonstrated in full in the pres
ent storm, for at no time was the har
bor so rough as to prevent work on
s in the' harbor. The Claudine
was unable both on Tuesday morn
ing and again last evening to lie along
side the wharf with only her usual
lines for fastenings.
Chips Haye Trouble
The Claudine arrived at Kah-ului on
Tuesday morning as usual and start
ed for liana nnd Kipahulu at 8 o'clock.
The storm was so severe by this time,
however, that she was obliged to put
about, off I'aia. The entrance to Ka
hului was so rough that the captain
was afraid to risk it, however, and in
stead went around to Lahaina where
the sea was smooth. Thursday morn
ing the vessel managed to make Kipa
hulu where she took on mail, but she
was unable to land at liana. She
reached Kahului about 5 o'clock last
evening and left thoniy alter for Ho
nolulu, expecting to be back tomor
tow morning on her regular time. Tho
sea is still very rough, but is moderat
Mikahala This Morning
The Mikahala did not leave Hono
lulu at all on Tuesday evening, owing
to the storm, but got away yesterday,
arriving at Lahaina this morning af
ter a rough passage.
The Mauna Ken came up on her
regular run on Wednesday but was
several hours late owing to the Btorni.
Finht To Save Olowalu Chimmey
The Olowalu plantation suffered
serious damage from the storm ac
cording to reports from there today.
The big mill smoko stack crashed
down despite strenuous efforts, full of
dffnger, to save it on the part of U. D.
Wutson. engineer. David W. Kiimey,
sugar boiler, and Eugene Haneberg,
chemist and book-keeper. The carry
ing away of the roof cut the guy-wires
on the windward side twice, and twice
they were repaired after great effort,
but in spite of this th? stack went.
In falling it crushed the sugar ware
Olowalu had expected to start
grinding about January 1, but' this
will be impossible as it will take con
siderable time to repai" the damage.
William Goo, manager of the Olowa
lu store, had a very narrow escape
when a big monkey-pod Jtee was
blown down through the store. The
building was much damaged.
Sheriff dwell, who came up from
Honolulu this morning by tho Mikaha
la, and who stopped at Kaunakakai,
reports that Molokai suffered in keep
ing with the rest of tho islands, in
trees blown down across the roads,
telephone lines being broken, etc.