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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 11. NO. 29.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. JULY 20, 1915
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FOUND GUILTY BY MY
Will Be Sentenced On Thursday To Pay
The Death Penal ty-Probably No- Effort
At Appeal Will Be Made-Brief
Story Of The Horrible Crime
In Kalihiwai Valley.
Juan Coroncl, Felicinno Hiratio
and Ponciano Colaste, the three
Filipinos who shot up the hottse
ITTfld of Wadn. a Japanese truck
fr.vmer living in Kalihiwai vallev a
few weeks ago and then burned
their home, must hang.
Aftei n trial lasting nearly two
days, the case went to the jury
late yesterday afternoon.
The jury was out only twelve
. minutes, when a verdict of murder
in the first degree was returned
against the three men.
The penalty is death Execu
tive clemency only can save the
men from that fate.
Judge Dickey will pronounce
sentence at 9 o'clock Thursday
Attorney A. L. C. Atkinson was
leading counsel- for the govern
ment. He was ably assisted by
Hon. J. H, Coney, who made a
remarkable record in working up
the evidence, and by County At-
torney S. K. Kaeo. A. G. Kaulu- j iv0 Gf the men confessed, but
kou and 1. M. Kaneakua appeared J wheii informed that this would not
Jor the defendants. lessen their sentences, they decid-
-It was stated last night that no!ed to make a fiCht in the court,
dilort toward the appeal would be J Although nnirherers and the iir
miK'e .'juted parties belong- to a lower
The Case In Brief J strata of sp iety. general interest
On the night of Wednesday, was taken in theJ case on Kauai, Us
June 16. these three men met in the Jit was one of the most brutal and
cane field at Kilauea.plantation and j outrageous crimes in the histofV of
repaired to the house of Wada, a this island.. The positive convic
Japanese truck farmer living far tiou arrived at in the court ye?ter
up Kalihiwai valley, for the pur-j day will-, i n all probability, be
pose of niurderihg'the man and his j learned of with general satisfaction.
The Honolulu Ad. Club dnd the
Hawaii Promotion Committee are
already in big on the excursion to
Kauai in September for the Civic
Convention, and at the last meet
ing of the Maui Chamber of Com
merce definite action was taken
looking to the sending of a large
delegation of "boosters" to Lihue.
At the time the'meeting was held
in Wailuku it was understood that
IS SOME "HOODOO"
It will be remembered that the
Grand Jury of the former court
term made a raid of alleged illicit
dispensers of liquors in Ilanalei
and arrested one Kwong Tai Ian,
a storekeeper, whom the jury, Tor
some reason of its own. nicknam
ed "Hoodoo"; and charged with
keeping intoxicating liquors for
?ale without license. The case went
'over the previous term, and came
up last week for trial by jury.
The defense made no denial of
the fact that a wagon load of beer
and other liquors was taken by
the Grand Jurv from the premises
of Kwong Tai Jan, alas "Hoodoo",
but a strong demuri" was entered
family for the money which they
were supposed to have in their
home. On eilteriiu the house they
shot Wada dead, "t,wo boys were
shot, although ' not dangerously
wounded; a third boy was knocked
out by a blow on the head; and the
wife and mother was clubbed with
an iron bar almost to death, being
saved only bv quick and most com
petent surgical effort.
Believing, however, that all of
t'heir victims were dead, the fiends
went .outside and set the house
afire, burning it up and made off,
supposing that they had destroyed
all evidence against them. One of
the boys was not so badly wound
ed as he had pretended, however,
and, jumping up. dragged the dead
body of his father, his wounded
mother a n d brothers from the
burning building. .
The story of the clever detective
work on the case and the positive
identification of the murderers has
already been told in these columns.
the dates wculd be September 25
and 26, but when the Mauites hear
that a change hgs been made to
September 26 and 27 they will be
even better pleased. Of the Maui
meeting the Maui News says
"The Maui Chamber of Com
merce expressed itself as satisfied
with the dates fixed for the next
Civic Convention, which will be
(Continued on page 2.1
to the charge that the liquors were
being sold. In fact the claim was
set up that the liquors had been
ordered by other parties and were
tnarely "in transit" through the
premises of the wily "hoodoo."
Right there the Grand Jury had
fallen i"n its work, for while it had
captured the 1 ooze all right it pos
sesscd no legal evidence whatever
that the stuff had been sold or was
beidg kept for sale.
Mister '.'Hoodoo" was found not
guilty by the jury and was dis
charged by the court.
Guilty Of Maiming
Nomura Takasuki, charged with
maiming, was found guiltv in the
Circuit Court and sentenced to im
prisonment for not less than one
month nor more than ten years, a
fine ot S75 and $18 costs of court.
This case was committed from the
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-Honolulu Molokai won the singing contest at the. Hawaiian
Mammoth Battle Is On
London The Russians have brought up teinforcements and stub
bornly contest every inch of ground along n thoii' iuid-jnile fighting
front. In some sections tbev are driven back. ) their lines arc pierced
In others they are hurling back the Teutons and holding the gained
ground. 4 ,
Fighting For Two Days
The fighting has been -in pio, ress now for more than fortv-eigbt
hours, and neither side has the advantage. Heaps of slain and mnuv
thousands of wounded represent the results of the conflict to this time.
Yarsaw E ing" Evscurlcd ,
Petrograd The report is cur eut in Petrograd that the gradual
evicuation of Warsaw lias been o- lered bv the Russian authorities,
and the Russians are removing th ir stores an 1 munitions in order that
nothing of militaiy character ma fall into the hands of the enemy in
case it is found de.vrable to abain'on the Polish capital.
Russians Have No Fenrs
The government officially reports, however, that the Slavs are
holding out well and that no feat is- felt that this offensive against
Warsaw will be any more effective than previous ones.
Seventeen 'Scientists Selected
Washington Seventeen scit itists altogether have been selected
for the new invention board created by the United States government.
Thaw SLeps At Home
Pittsburg Harry Thaw slepf" in his own bed in this city last
night after an absence of nine ve; rs.
You!d Con.rabantl Cotton
London The London Time- suggests that cotton he made contra
band of war, claiming thai ritis'i are "being killed and wounded by
means that could not be made eff ctive without cotton.
Strike Thrc, tencd At Kmpps
Amsterdam Strong measures are being taken by the German
military authoiities to suppress what threatens to become, a general
strike at the Krupp gun works in Ksseu.
. Widespread dissatisfaction among the workmen employed there
prevails, a fact which in a subs'authl -.vv has gotten past the censors.
Some concessions have been niaiV" to the' men, but they have not
been satisfactory. . N
The government has- issued a warning telling the strikers that it is
prepared to take most dtastic measures to keep the fac'orv up to
Lloyd George Will Try
Cardiff It is believed that Llovd George will lie successful in
ending the stiike ot Welsh miners, as he is a Welshman and lias much
influence among the Welshmen. ,
,To Probe Activities
Washington At the request of Great IJritaiu. President Wilson
will order a probe of reports concerning the activities of Germans and
German sympathizers in the United States. "
(Continued on page 6)
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Miss Dora L. Grotc, one of Lt-
htie's most charming young ladies, jjiaia Japanese school and lhe;cele
and Mr. Fritz RuLsch, of Ilanama-1 oration of the completion of the
ulti, were quietly married , in the
Lihue German church at 6 o'clock
Saturday evening, Rev. Hanslsen
The bride was attended bv her I
sister, Amelia, and the groom by
his brother,- Paul. .
Mr. C. Maser, the organist ot
the church, played the wedding
On account of the lo;s of Mr.
Rutsch's brother receutlv in the
European war, the wedding was aj ,13i songs wire sung bv the pupils
more quiet affair than had bean J and Mrs,. Uridgcwater, of liana
intended. maulu, gave a short address, which
After the ceremony a wedding was translated into Japanese by
supper was served at the home ofjldiiji Adjichi. The program was
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mis. i well carried out and showed that
C. Wm. Grote, at which the fol- thorough and competent woik has
lowing were present: Mr. and been donfc bv the able principal
Mrs. C. Wm. Grote. Mr. and Mrs.
F. Rutsch, Miss Amelia Grote,
Mrs. F. Theo. Schmidt. Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. H. Grte' and Paul
Mr. and Mrs. .Rutsch will make
their home at Hauamaulu.
The case of Isaac lona, charged
with receiving a bribe, will b e
heard by a jury in the Circuit
Court this afternoon. A. L. C
prosecution; A. G. Kaulukcm and j!nst term. It was a somewhat com
J. M. Kaneakua for the defense, 'plicated affair.
kl PIIOE SCHOOL
The closing exercises of the Ka-
tenth vear of the work under .the
i charge of the Rev. and Mrs Miya
said took place last Sunday morn
ing. The school building was ap
piopriately decorated for the occa
sion and pictures ot Washington
and Lincoln occupied prominent
The exetcises consisted of song1-,
games, speeches and the awarding
of diplomas to the graduates. The
American and the Japanese nntio-
and his wife.
Hauac Shinya. H.uinmaulu; Ma
saichi Izuini, K.ipahi; Yoshio Ishii,
Lihue1 Muneo Ihara, Knpaia.
Hano No! Guilty
John Hano, police officer of Ka
waihauqhargedbv a former Grand
Jurv with recehing a bribe, was
tried in t h e Circuit Court on
Thursday and found not guilty.
I'lMlIC rnc- H-flC ll-VH nr- frnm tt.
The game of baseball on the Li-hti-i
grounds Sundav afternoon be
tween the home team and the J A.
C.'s wasn't far short of water polo.
Heavy'sliowers kept the game back
until after 3 o'clock. Finally with
wet grounds a n d heavy clouds
sweeping over, the plaviug began.
The Lihues were first to hat and
slipped ami slid around for one
run. In the Japanese half it rain
ed hard enough to stop the game
for a short while, and most of the
playing was done in more or less
heavy showers, the little brown
fellows taking advantage of the
situation to shp four men across
the plate. The Lihues came back
in the second innings, however,
and by heavy batting also scored
four runs, while shutting out the
Japanese in theMr half, leaving the
game at that point five to four in
favor of the homers.
In the third innings no runs
weie made and in the fourth the
Lihues added one more, In the
fifth the Lihues added two and the
Japanese one, quaking the score
eight to five in tavor of the locals.
The .sixth innings brought heavy
Shift Of OllC Day at Request!
Of Delegates Of the J
Other islands j
The general arrangement com-'
uiittee of tne Kauai Chamber of
Commerce ha-, practically 'decided1
to change the dates for holding the
Civic Convention from Saturday
and Sunday, September 25 and 26,
to Sundav and Moudav, September
26 and 27, on account of a snag
being encounteied in the arrange
ir.cul for getting the deleg ites oyer
liere from the other islands ahd
I) ick again to the'r homes with as
little loss of time from business -.i
The iuatter was brought up by
the Hilo Hoard of Trade. That or
ganization called the attention of
tiie local Chamber to the fact that
if the Convention were opened on
t'aiurday, September 25. its dele
gation would hhveo beawav from
home-ten davs. This would mean I
ih.uo.ilva few business mui oflck to Honolulu one day ahead
the Iiig Island would be able to.
make the' trip, whereay Hawaii
would send a larue delegation if
the time m transit could be cut )
A pleasant break in the lull of
social activity that has prevailed
during the past tew weeks was a
dance given at the Hanamaulu
teachers' cottage last Saturday
night. Card tables were provided
for non-dancers and the evening
parsed so enjovably that the mid
night hour was approaching before
the party broke up.
Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Hroadbent. Mr. and Mrs.
Purvis, Mr. and Mrs. Winter, Mr.
and Mrs 'Stewart, Mr. and Mrs.
v'oragne, Mr. and Mrs. Thurtell,
Mr. and Mrs. Hopper, Mrs. and
i Miss Omuinnney, Mrs. Ilridge-i
! water, Mrs. Mesick, the Misses
; Purvis, Winter, Broadbent, Tiiur
' tell and Hopper and Messrs. Dick
ey, Hroadbent, (2). Middlcton,
Vincent. Morrow, De Lacy and
LE Sill DANCE
rains, but the players stayed with
the game, although it was awful
sloppy going. The Lihues got two
more tu-n out of it and the Japa
nese scored three. Neither side
scored in the seventh and eighth,
when tlu- weather hail cleared some
what; and the Lihues failed to
score id their halt of the'ninth. In
tin last half of the ninth a heavv
shower swept continuously across
the field, making it next to impns-'
sible to either pitch or catch the
ball, lt was the chance of the
Japanese, and thtv anise to I lit- no
casion. putting the lucesnrv tlnee
men aoioss the plate and winning
As a result o f the inclement
weather, the crowd was verv small.
A bare Half dozen or so autoino
biles showed up, and some of thetn
left on account of the rain.
The Japanese team did not wish
to play the game at all in such
weather, but yielded to the insis
tence of the small audience. The
scoie by innings was as follows:
Lihue, 140122000 10
J. A. C, 410 0 1 3 0 0-3 11
down to a reasonable number of
I davs. 1
1 The Inter-Island S. N. Com-
comnuinicated with for
lion, and Fr
concerning the situa
tion, and Friday morning they re
plied as follows: '
We beg to acknowledge receipt
of your favor of the 13th inst.,
contents of which are duly noted.
In reference to the Civic Con-
veution for 1915 'which is to be
held at Lihue, Kauai, September
25lh 26th, we beg to say that we
cannot see our way clear to make
any good ah angements to handle
the passengers to and from Kauai
on the dates mentioned.
It is outof the question to send
a special steamer to Maui and Ha
waii to Jake passengers from those
'.laliAid.i and Oahu io Kauai and ie-
turn owihg rto the great expense
whic it w ill involve, but if the
l Convention could be held at Lihue
in September 26th 27th, we could
make the following arrangements
which we believe would be very
satisfactory to all the delegates:
Delegates from Hawaii and Mini
could arrive at Honolulu by the
"Manna Kea" Saturday morning,
September,25lh, or by the "Man
na Loa" f i om Kona on Friday
morning, September 24th.
"We would bring the "Kinau"
o f regular time and she could
leave- Honolulu with the delegates
Saturday evening, September 26th.
(Continued on page 5.)
10 THE PRIDES
The baseball game a t Eleelc
Sundav afternoon was played un
der fine weather conditions, the
rain- ixperien.el in Lihue not
leaching that far. The crowd was
a large one and there was consid
. The MakaweMs made one run in
the first innings and one in the
Second, after which they failed to
score. In the sixth innings Krtise,
"pitcher for the Makaweli, lost his
prowess for a time and the Mc
Iirydes took advantage of it for six
runs. No other tallies were te
F.xcept for the break i n the
sixth by Kruse, both of the pitch
ers did fine work.