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'(ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 11. NO. 13.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. MARCH 30, 1915
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II GARS COLLIDE
AND ABE WRECKED
Three Men Injured In Accident
And Gne Chaffeur
Two large automobiles, running
at full road snced, had an almost
head on collision near Koloa about
it 9 o'clock Sunday morning, both
machines being badly wrecked.
One man is in Lihue hospital
with a dislocated shoulder and
severe bruises and two others were
quite badly.cut as a result of the
5 ' There were three cars
mix-up, as follows: No.
Buick five-seater, driven
owner, K. Kauiisato, of Kekaha.
No. 308, Oldsmobile, seven-seater,
driven by the owner, Tsunetaro
Malsuura, of Kealia: and the car
that escaped injury, No. 157, for
merly owned by Peter Malina,
driven by Acheong Apao, of Ko
loa. No. 157 had left the shaded part
of the road, iust out of Koloa,
moving toward Lihue, had made the
first elbow to the left ind was going
up the incline to pass around the
hill to the right, when overtaken
by No. 129, also proceeding toward
Lihue. Right on the curve around
the hill, although unable to see
more than seventy-five feet ahead,
No. 129 speeded up to pass No.
157, turning', of course, to the left
to do so. In a few seconds both
v cars were rounding the hill, on the
V blind road, side by side, No 157
on the right and No. 129 cn the
The big Oldsmobile, No. 30S,
was proceeding toward Koloa,
down-grade, around the same hill
When' it met the two other cars
the latter were not over fifty feet
away, and in less time than it takes
to tell it the Oldsmobile and Buick
came together. They were on iden
tically the same track, but the
Bnick managed in a few seconds
to spare to swerve slightly to right,
receiving the full force of the colli
sion on the left side of the radiator.
Kauiisato, driver of the Buick.
was thrown headlong through the
windshield of his machine, landing
on the macadam road besides the
Oldsmobile. Driver and passengers
in the Oldsmobile were hurled out,
both of the main seats 1 eing brok
en loose from their fastenings. A
Japanese named Harry Sakoda. of
Lihue, seemed to be the worst
hurt and was rushed to the hospi
tal, where it was found that his
shoulder was dislocated and he
was otherwise badly bruised up.
Another Japanese passenger, also
in the Oldsmobile, was badly cut
on the chin, while the driver of the
Buick escaped with chest bruises
and a few cuts.
(Continued on page 5.)
There will be a grand observance
of Kaster in the Catholic church
at Eleele. Saturday night there
will be special music, fireworks
and a big bazaar on the grounds.
Sunday will be High Mass.
Shower For Miss Rath
Mrs. C B. Morse, Kleele, gave a
delightful shower Saturday after
noon in honor of Miss Ella Rath,
who will be married on April 10,
at Honolulu, to George A. Gon
salves. Many lady friends of the
fair bride-to-be of Eleele and
neighboring towns were present,
OF THE GRAND JURY
The Grand Jury came into court
last Wednesday morning and pre
sented two reports, one being a
general one regarding Ilanalei and
similar conditions, and the other
being a report of its special com
mittee on :hc liquor license ques
tion. The first two paragraphs of
the former were as follows;
"Acting on the report of our
special committee which went to
Ilanalei to investigate conditions
there, your Grand Jmy, a s a
whole, made a visit to that district
and found abundant justification
for the report of that committee.
We made a wholesale seizure of
liquor held for sale without license
at two places. We are returning a
true bill in one of these cases and
are holding the other over for fur
"With regard to the charges of
corrunt protection of crime on the
part of the deputy sheriff and his
assistants we found it difficult to
get direct evidence. On all sides
we found a brazen conjunction of
the forces of evil to defeat the pur
poses of investigation. People who
had known things shortly before
our arrival had suddenly forgotten
all they knew; nevertheless we se
cured such evidence as has war
ranted us in returning a true bill
against the deputy sheriff on the
charge of bribery."
.(Continued on page 7.)
THE FIRST HORSE
In the two-out-of-three "wann
ing up" series between the Maka
weli and McBryde baseball teams,
the first game was 'played in Kleele
park Sunday afternoon, resulting
in victory for the latter by a score
of 12 to 10. A big crowd witnessed
The game was slow and numer
ous errors attested to the unpractic
ed state of the teams; but as the
men have not yet gotten down to
hard practice, that was to have
There will be no game next
Sunday on account of Kaster. The
game- the succeeding Sunday will
be on the Makaweli grounds, and
should be a warm one.
Makaweli's battery last Sunday
were Kruse, p., and Joe Fassoth,
c; McBryde, Aka, p., and Ga
Judge Dickey this morning
handed back to the Grand Jury its
special report on conditions in Ha;
nalei, stating" that as it was areport
of one of its own committees, it did
not properly belong among the
court records, although having been
put in with the Jury report and
made a part of it by the Jury. The
court advised the Jury, also, in re
gard to evidence.
Mule Ruined By Car
Complaint has been made to the
pwlice against a Waimea flag auto
for running into and breaking the
leg of a mule belonging to the Ko
loa Plantation Company, the occur
rence taking place in front of the
stables near the plantation office.
The arrest of the driver of the car
will likely be made today.
Senator Charles A. Rice arrived
in the W. G. Hall this morning
on a flying business visit. He
will return to the city tonight.
Her Commanding Officer And Twenty Men
Entombed In Vessel At Bottom Of Sea
Are Undoubtedly Dead One
Of Seas' Mysteries
Honolulu has been in a fever of excitement since last Thursday
night over the mysterious disappearance of the United States submar
ine F-4, with 21 officers and men on board, which went down off the
harbor in the forenoon of that day, and all efforts to locate the unfortu
nate vessel have failed.
The men inside of the submarine had air for a week, but had food
and water for only 24 hours
-It seems likely, however, that they met their death in what is still
a mysterious happening, otherwise they would have sent up some
thing to denote their position and condition.
The government at Washington has given up hope for the lives of
the entombed men, and the- President has received condolences from
several governments of the world on the loss of the craft and crew.
The officer in command of the F-4 was Lieut. Kde, a native of
Reno, Nevada, married and residing at 1309 Lunalilo street, Honolulu.
His first assistant was Ensign Timothy A. Parker, native of Murray,
Kentucky, unmarried. Several of the mates, electricians, gunners.
etcTwere married men, their families residing in Honolulu.
THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.
The sub.marines F-l, F-2, F-3 and F-4, all sister ships, left the
Honolulu harbor early Thursday morning on their usual practice out
side. The three first named returned to port in little over an hour.
Arter waiting awhile and F-4 failing to show up, there was alarm and
motor boats were sent out to look for her. They found great bubbles
of oil breaking on,the water, indicating that the F-4 was at the bottom
and evidently in distress.
The tug Navajo, the other submarines, the mother ship Alert, tug
Makaala, tug Intrepid and other craft went to the scene and began
efforts at rescue.
The point the vessel was believed to be is about one and three
fourths miles off shore and three-fourths mile from the harbor en
trance. The water at the spot is estimated to be 320 feet deep (more
than 105 vards), and a little farther out there is a depth of 2500
fathoms, one of the deepest places in the ocean,
Divers were sent down, and vessels raked the water as best they
could to locate the sunken craft. On Thursday divers went as far
down as 196 feet and were drawn in up an exhausted condition from the
great water pressure, but failed to discover anything of value.
PROBABLY 870 FEET DOWN
After a day of work, dragging andother wise investigating (during
which the divers succeeded in going down 215 feet) It was estimated
that the stranded submarine was 870 feet below the surface. At that
depth the pressure ot water against her sides would be 386 pounds to
the square inch, Friday night the naval authorities gave out the state
ment that something believed to be the sunken submarine had been'
struck at a depth of 300 feet, but this later turned out to be an old
anchor, with appliances. Latei something else was struck at 240 feet,
and at last accounts yesterday afternoon it seemed to be the firm be
lief that that was really the F-4, The Honolulu Iron Works was
rushing work on a long tube, which would reach to the bottom and
down which a man might be sent. It is being fitted with glass win
dows an inch thick through which observations may be taken. When
finished it will be lowered and a man sent down. Hopes are entertain
ed that the true situation may be learned in this way.
Although the Honolulu papers are doing a lot ot theorizing, have
figured out just "how it happened" and have fairly definite plans for
salving the vessel, the presence of quantities of oil on the surface
above where the vessel Is believed to be would indicate that her side
was torn open at the outset. When the wreck is raised (as it prob
ably will be in time) it will likely be found that there was an ex
plosion of some sort inside of her, that the vessel filled with water
right away, the members of her crew were drowned or suffocated
(their air having escaped) immediately after the explosion occurred.
GENERAL YON KLUCK WOUNDED.
Berlin, Germany, March 29. Germany has resumed the attack in
North Poland with dash. Official claims of important successes are
made. It is reported Tauroggen was stormed and taken.
Gen. Von Kluck has been wounded by shrapnel in the fighting
on the west front. The condition in the west is satisfactory.
RUSSIAN FLEET ATTACKS B0SPH0R0US.
London, England, March 29 Bombardment of the Bosphorus has
been begun by the Russians. In the Dardanelles mine sweeping con
tinues but the bombardment is being conducted at long range. Reports
from Allies' headquarters are that the weather prevents closer opera
tions but this is denied in Constantinople.
RUSSIAN BALTIC FLEET INCREASED.
Retrograd, Russia, March 29 The Russian fleet in the Baltic is
being reinforced, the war office announces. It is also reported that access
has been won into Northern Hungary but this is denied by Vienna.
TWO BRITISHERS SUNK
London, England, March 29. The British steamers Falaba and
Aguila have been sunk by a German submarine.
CHINA GETS ULTIMATUM
Shanghai. China, March 27. In a conference between President
Yuan Shir-kai and Japanese Minister Hioki in Peking the minister
gave China five days to answer the South Manchuria Shantung,
Fukien and Kwongtung questions.
TURK FLEET LEAVES MARMORA
London, March 28 In a forlorn hope, in the knowledge that to
remain in the Sea of Marmora will mean extermination as soon as the
Allied fleet breaks through the Dardanelles, a matter of only a few
more days now, the Turkish fleet is to sail out through the Bosphorus
into the Black Sea to give battle to the fleet assembled in Turkish
waters by the Russians. This information comes in a Renter dispatch
CLAIM 125,000 PRISONERS
Petrograde, March 28. An official statement, issued last night,
made a direct refutation to the Herliu announcement that the fall of
Przemysl brought to Russia only twenty-five thousand Austrian and
German prisoners. As a matter of fact, says the official bulletin, the
Russians captured one hundred and twenty-five thousand prisoners
and a large quantity of ammunition.
Saturday night, at about 1 o'
clock, a daring attempt was made
to burglarize the McBryde Store
in Kleele. There were two men on
the job, and from the large foot
prints, some are disposed to think
that the would-be burglars were
either Europeans or Hawaiians. It
i s possible, however, that they
may have been Filipinos or some
other small people, wearing large
shots for purposes of disguise.
The thieves were discovered by
Kurakawa, the night watchman at
the store, At the time they were
engaged in removing the n tting
from a rear window, preparatory
to breaking in. Kurakawa hred five
shots at them as they were mak
ing their get-away.
Sheriff Rice was not notified of
the occurrence until Monday morn
ing, and itnmediatclv upon hear
ing of it instructed the police of
the district to make eery effort to
locate the culprits. .
IRE WERNER CASE
I OF A FIZZLE
The Grand Jury made a bad job
of its indictment against William
Werner, deputy sheriff of Ilanalei,
resulting in the discharge of the
defendent in open court on Thurs
day. The charge against Werner was
"receiving a bribe", and in the in
dictment it was declared that the
offense was committed in 191.'. As
a matter of fact Werner was not in
the office referred to in that year
nor in several years prior thereto,
so the prosecution changed the
date to 1910, when he was in office.
The statute of limitations (four
years) intervened there, however,
so when the case was called in
court a plea in bar by defendant's
counsel was sustained.
Just how or why the blunder
was made by the Grand Jury has
come in for considerable specula
tion, the consensus of opinion being
that it was a case of either mal in
formation or of gross carelessness
on the part of somebody. However,
there are those who wonder, ap
parently, why Werner preferred
not to stand trial anyway, point
ing out that although the case was
quashed im a legal technicality,
the charge was openly made and
should have been publicly cleared
The Coining Wedding
Mrs. Rath, of Lawai,will go" to
Honolulu by tonight's steamer to
meet a daughter from California
who conies to the Ishnds to attend
the wedding of her sister, Miss
Ella Rath, which will take place
Saturday evening. April 10. Miss
Rath gees to the city tomorrow,
and Mr. J. W. Rath will go over
Dance At Makaweli
Invitations have been issued by
the Ilima Club, of Makaweli. for a
dance to be given next Saturday
evening. The Maile Club, of Ele
ele, and On Club, of Lihue, have
Editor Gaudkn Island: n
If the expenditures ol the Grand
Jury had been applied to the pur
chase price of an automobile for
the sheriff's department, might
not more positive and permanent
good have been accomplished?
IRE BONO ISSUE
The Chamber Of Commerce
Finally Decides Against
The Kauai Chamber of Com
merce met in special adjourned
session in the court house at Li
hue at 3 p. m. Thursday for the
consideration of the proposed
bonding scheme, which was in
troduced at the previous session in
Waimea; and also for the appoint
ment of a committee on entertain
ment of the Congressional party in
President Putman was in the
chair, and stated the objects of
' Mr. Rohrig opened the discus
sion by asking of the road super
visor regarding the nature of the
work to be undertaken and its
Mr, Moragne replied that there
were 24 miles of road to be maca
damized between Kealia and Ha
nalei. Macadamizing would cost
between 54.500 and $5,000 per
mile Where grading was also
necessary, the cost would be in
creased to $6,000 a mile.
Answering President Putman,
the engineer stated that the road
beyond Hanalei would be com
pleted in three or four months.
(Continued on page 2.)
The Interscholastic Soccer Sea
son came to an end Saturday with
two close and exciting games. On
account of the Koloa team being
delayed, the High School-Elecle
game was played first.
The Eleele boys, of whom so
much had been expected, showed
their real strength for the first
time, this year. They followed
the ball cl-sely and repeatedly
broke up their orponents' play,
while their defensive work was of
the highest order. They started
out with speed and snap, and sever
al times threatened the High's
go-il. Near the end of the first
half the Eleele center drove the
ball through the first score.
(Continued on page 5.)
Mr. Hannestad Gone
Attorney S. E. Hannestad bade
farewell to his friends Saturday
afternoon and left in the Kinau
for Maui, where he will visit for a
tew days and then take the steam
er at Honolulu for Philadelphia,
where-he will in future be located,
with the law department of the
State of Pennsylvania.
Athletics To Meet
A meeting of the Kauai Athletic
Association has been called for 7
p. m. on April 5 for the purpose
of adopting a schedule and perfect
ing arrangements for the coming
baseball season. All clubs will be
expected to have a representative
At Lihue Union
Passion Week Services will be
held in Lihue Union Church
Tuesdav. Wednesdnv ntwl Tlmrc.
day afternoons. Good Friday ser
vices at 11 o'clock on that day will
combine special music. Respon
sive service Sunday morning.
Neat booklets for the vest poc
ket, containing list of all autos on
Kauai, with their numbers, on sale
' ihi's ofTre, 15 cents each,