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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1915.
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WHARF FOR LAHAINA
Also Backs Plan for Nawi
liwili Breakwater and
Demands Better Steam
er Service for Kauai.
Next Meeting at Hilo
Kauai Folk Prove Delightful Hosts
Delegates and Guests See Beauties
of the Garden Isle.
A resolution pledging the support of
the convention for a breakwater at
Nawllhvlli; another backing up the de
mand of Maul for a steamer wharf at
Lahatna; and a third urging upon the
Inter-Island Steam Navigation Com
pany the importance of providing a
better vessel to ply between Kauai
and Honolulu, were the expressed re
suits of the Fourth Annual Civic Con
vention, which held sessions last Sun
day and Monday at Lihue.
Besides this the convention listened
to a number of good addresses on
various phases of "Civic Righteous
ness," the general topic of the meet
ing, messages from Governor Pink
ham, Superintendent of Public Works
Charles It. Forbes, and an address
by Hon. Wade Warren Thayer, Sec
retary of Hawaii; and wound up with
a banquet In the Lihue Social Hall, at
which the Honolulu Ad Club and the
Maul delegation of fourteen, joined
in contributing a program that made a
big hit with a very large audience.
Sunday afternoon and Monday fore
noon were given up to sightseeing,
the Kauai chamber of commerce
providing automobiles in large num
ber and its member acting as guides
to the various points of Interest.
Hllo Next Year.
The proposition to hold all the meet
ings of the convention hereafter in
Honolulu, did not come up, as had
been generally expected, and there
was no opposition made to giving Hllo
the honor of entertaining the next
meeting, in accordanco with her ex
However there was some discussion
over tho suggestion that the conven
tion adopt a constitution and by-laws,
and a committee was appointed to
draft a suitable Instrument for per
manent organization to bo submitted
to the next convention for considera
tion. This action was taken on a
motion offered by S. S. Paxson, and
the chief argument offered in favor
of it was that heretofore the results
of the civic convention meetings have
been allowed to bo forgotten with
nobody responsible for keeping them
alive and presenting tnem ueiore in
Japanese Held For
Assault on Children
Terrible Story Comes to Police From
Hospital One Little Victim Loses
Eye From Disease Induced by Brute.
Accused of a most dastardly of
fense against three little Japaneso
girls, Tokutaro Yamashita, a cane
contractor ,of Puuneno Camp 0, is now
in the Wailuku jail awaiting the ac
tion of the grand jury In tho coming
term of criminal court. Ho was hail
ed before tho district magistrate on
Wednesday but waived examination
through his attorney, Eugene Murphy.
As a result of Yamasbita's criminal
abuse of tho llttlo children, tho police
claim that ono of his llttlo victims,
Omao Takamorl by name, has entirely
lost tho sight of her left cyo through
a loathsomo disease which ho com
municated to her. Tho other two
girls, 8 and 11 years of age respect
ively, are also said to bo diseased
from their contact with Yamashita,
and aro now undergoing medical treat
ment. Tho facts in this horrible caso camo
to light when tho child with the in
fected eye was finally taken by her
parents to tho Puuneno Hospital for
treatment. When tho nature of the
child's ailment was discovered tho po
lice were notified, with tho result that
the children's story of how they had
been lured to Yamashlta's room "by
bribes of candy and fruit, was brought
rti.f Vomn-aliltn la nlmjifr 4ft vnnrs nf
ngo'. and unmarried. Tho police say
ho Is In bad condition owing 10 nis
.llonncn flin plmroo ntrnlnst him Is
an assault upon a female child under
tho ago of 12 years, with intent to
commit rape. Tho penalty is nvo
years imprisonment, or a fine of $1Q00
A transfer of government lease, No.
793, Honoullwal, Maui, by A. M.
Drown, was authorlzeu Dy mo uover
nor this week.
legislature and working for their rea
lization. D. H. Case, of Maul opposed a form
al organization, but would have a
board of trustees, of directors to hold
from year t'o year, whose duty It
would be to handle such hold over
work. This idea seemed to express
the general feeling, and Paxson de
clared that the organization ho pro
posed need not go further than Case
A Great Reception.
The Kauai people certnlnly did
themselves proud In taking care of
tho 175 or more delegates and guests,
who reached Nawillwili in a not over
ly happy frame of mind about seven
o'clock on Sunday morning by the
steamer Klnau. Tho trip was rather
rough from Honolulu, and tho land
ing was very choppy. The Klnau was
able to furnish berths to scarcely half
of the crowd, tho remainder Occupy
ing settee3 and mattresses spread on
the decks. The Maul crowd was prac
tically all accommodated In this man
ner, though on account of the conges
tion the decks were perhaps more
comfortable than the staterooms.
General Manager J. A. Kennedy, of
tho Inter-Island, who accompanied the
party, explained that the Kilauea was
not substituted for tho Klnau on ac
count of the expense of operating the
Greeted By Band
But when onco the landing had been
effected, the visitors were soon made
to forget tho discomforts of tho
passage by their most generous
and solicitous hosts. Kauai has
a very excellent band which was
massed on the wharf at Nawill
wili, and rendered a concert as the
visitors landed. As soon as the first
greetings were over, a long line of au
tomobiles were called into service,
and the party whisked away to the
Falrview hotel and homes of nearby
residents for breakfast
Honolulu Band Disgrace
Speaking of bands, tho Hawaiian
band of Honolulu accompanied the Ho
nolulu delegation, but reflected no
honor on Itself or its party. Tho new
bandmaster, Peter Kalanl, seems to
have no control over his organization.
On the steamer from Honolulu a con
siderable number of the men were dis
gracefully drunk. One man had to
be tied to a stanchion, where he
should have been gagged on account
of tho horrible language he used. On
shore the band scattered, and was on
ly gotten together in part on two brief
Tho convention got down to busi
ness about 9:30 o'clock at tho Lihue
Social Hall, where an organization
was effected, following an address of
welcome by W. C. Avery, president
of tho Kauai Chamber of Commerce,
and a response by Charles It. Frazler,
of the Honolulu Ad. Club and Cham
ber of Commerce. Mr. Avery was
(Continued on Page G.)
Is Mrs. J. Peterson
A Maui Resident?
Report From Hilo That the Widow of
Former Hilo Man Lives! Here and
Was Not Notified of His Death.
On Juno 13, this year, a man named
J. Peterson, an engineer employed by
tho Hilo Electric Light Company,
dropped dead while seated in a coffeo
shop In Hllo, and his body was burieii
four hours later In a pauper's grave
by tho Hilo authorities. Quito a stir
was caused in Hilo at the time on
account of tho haste with which 'ho
remains were buried by the county, it
being claimed that tho man's menus
Jin.rt been given no , opportunity (p
mako arrangements of caring for tho
body. The cause of tho death w.as
given as heart failure, though no au
topsy was held.
Word reached Maul Tins ween mat
Peterson is survived by a wife wno
lives in Wailuku or some other plaeo
on Maul, and who has never liecn ad
vised of her husband's death. Thus
far, however, tho widow has not been
loca'ted, if sho really exists. It was
claimed that Peterson had a small
amount of personal property, and it
was also claimed that ho carried some
TOURISTS INTERESTED IN MAUI.
There is a noticcablo increaso in' in
quiries about Maul at tho Hawaii Pro
motion Committee. Many moro tour
ists aro going thero than previously,
according to Director Taylor. Ho cred
its tho Increaso to completion ot tho
concrete rest house on Haleakala and
tho now Koolau ditch trail, a brldlo
path twenty-eight miles long. Tourists
havo found much favor wun mo lat
ter. F. E. Pierce of Boston, a tourist,
has mado inquiries about Maui with
a vlow to taking a party over thero.
Say Homesteads Are
Not Being Abandoned
Farmers' Association Has Faith In
Future Outlook Bright Krauss
Elected President of Association.
That the Kuiaha homesteaders are
"abandoning" (heir holdings and That
there Is a possibility that tho homo
steading experiment In the district is
to prove a failure. Is emphatically do
nied by the homesteaders themselves.
At a meeting of the Haiku Farmers'
Association held last Saturday even
ing at the Kuiaha tchool house, tho
matter was discussed at considerable
length. It is declared that the fact
of the matter is that a few have left
temporarily in order to earn a living,
but that tho majority are still on their
lands and havo no idea of giving thrni
up or of moving from them.
Want Road Work Started.
The homesteaders are also getting
impat'ent to havo the work started on
tho road construction, for which there
Is now about $45,000 available through
appropriations made by tho last legis
lature. A committee was appointed to
take up tho matter with tho Loan
F. G. Krauss was elected president
of the association to succeed H. M.
Wells, who recently resigned on ic
count of press of other duties. Mr.
Krauss, who besides being ono of the
homesteaders himself is superintend
ent of the extension work or" the Ha
waii experiment station, spoke en
thusiastically of tho resulw of the
past year on tho experimental farm
which ho has been conducting.
Five Crops of Proven Worth.
Mr. Krauss stated that five crpps
have successfully passed tho experi
mental tests In the district, and that
bulletins on theso will be published
early in November. These crops aro:
the jack bean, san hemp, cow peas,
violet bean, and a new variety of
sweet potato which is in much de
mand In the California trade. Seed
of theso crops will soon be ready for
distribution. Mr. Krauss also has a
number of other crops which ho be
lieves will bo eminently suited to lo
cal conditions, but which he is not.
yet ready to announce. Ho Is entirely
confident that the problem ot larming
at a profit In tho Kuiaha district Is
very near its solution.
It was announced at tho meeting
that a large number of seedling eu
calyptus trees for planting aro to bo
had from W. Hannestad, of Maka
wao, and most of the homesteaders
are preparing to plant many of th -se
for windbreaks and for fuel pui poses.
Poker Now In Favor
By Chinese Gamblers
Poker isn't generally associated in
the public mind with Chinese gamb
lers, but that Is what Deputy Sheriff
Ferreira says he discovered a double
quartet of Wailuku Orientals engaged
In when he and a polico officer rushed
tho door-keeper at the entrance ot
rooms over the Enders' auto supply
shop on Market street, on Thursday
night. Tho place, according to the
police, was heavily barricaded, but
entrance was effected by rushing
through the door when it was opened
to admit a patron. Tho men arrested
were: Ah Sing, Aiona, Ah Kau, Ah
Tick, Ah Cheo, and Ma Chin.
Judge McKay Sustained
In An Important Case
By a decision of tho supremo court,
handed down on Monday, Judge Mc
Kay, of tho Wailuku district court
is sustained In his decision in tho case
of David Palaklko vs. County ot Maui,
for tho recovery of $30 paid as cash
imtl nml ilnf-lnreil forfeited. Judge
McKay decided the caso In favor of
tho county, and it was appcaieu.
While the higher court fustatns Judge
McKay in that tho money forfeited
Knnntv nnntinf hr recovered, it
however holds that tho tho practlco of
taking cash nan is not countenance"
by law, and such security cannot
thereforo uo considered as sausiaui
ory bond for tho appearanco of per
sons accused of crime. Tho decision
seems likely to overturn the practice
nf trnnt-ii In hla fnrrltnrv nf nnllce re-
w , j tit j ... .- v i
leasing persons arrested on dcpoplt-
o-sii as security, nrro'i'
u.m nrnlmhlv ho nocnsflnrv for such
persons to call upon their friends to
rm (hnlr lmll. whlr-li will nnt. tin nearly
so convenient as it was to put up
$5 with tho polico and then forgot
about tho matter.
SANITARIUM TENDERS CALLED
At a meeting of tho Maui Loan
T?nnl Pnmiiilaalnn linlil nn Wednes
day, tenders wero called for for tho
construction of tho new addition fo
h, lfnln Snnltnrliiin Tills 1r thn first
of tho loan fund projects to roach
this stage, though othors will bo forth
coming shortly. Among thoso aro tho
Kuiaha and Klhoi homestead roads,
tho Olinda reservoir, tho Wailuku
water works, etc.
Maui Made Big Hit
With Song and Yell
Shared with Ad Club Honors at Civic
Convention Iianquct.-C. G. White's
Composition was Chief Feature.
Maui no ka oi!
Oh, You Knuat!
This Is tho yell that the Maul dele
gation carried to the Kauai conven
tion, and which did Its full part in
keeping Maul In, tho foreground of all
that was going on. With Davo Lind
say as yell leader, and "Dean" Jack
Walsh watching the decorum of tho
bunch with eagle eye, Maul's fourteen
could not well help acquitting theln
selves in creditable manner.
Maul had her full quota of dele
gates present, numbering In all four
teen, while Hawaii had eight. In the
Maui party were "Dean J. J. Walsh,
D. C. Lindsay, Hugh Howell, George
O. Cooper, D. II. Case, W. A. Daldwin,
Will J. Cooper, W. H. Field, W. O.
Aiken, George Dunn and J. N. Keola,
representing the chamber of com
merce; Philip Pali and Joel S. Cox,
representing the county of Maui; and
H. Washburn Baldwin, who went as a
guest, and had charge of the vocal
exercises, other than the yells and tho
Maul's delegation took a prominent
p'.ace in the big parade from the
Young Hotel to tho wharf, on Sat
urday night. Led by tho Hawaiian
band, tho Mauiites made quito a sen
sation by marching with a huge
sword, some 10 feet long, covered
with leaves from tho silver sword
plant. They were followed by the
Ad Club with a zoho band and dressed
in hula skirts and other weird rega
lia. A very largo crowd gathered
about the Young Hotel to sec the
party off, and although a steady driz
zle was falling it failed to dampen
the enthusiasm of tho crusaders.
The trip for tho Maui parly was
rather strenuous. Leaving Wailuku
at 9 o'clock Friday night for Lahalna,
the Mauna Kea was boarded for Ho
nolulu about 1 o'clock the following
morning. Honolulu was reached at
7 o'clock. Tho following night sleep
was little for anybody, owing Ad Club
ontlnniasm and enthusiasm of another
kind on part of some of the band, and
to a bumpy passage. Tho landing at
Nawiliwlli was also very rough,
tnougn it was accomplished without
(Continued on Pago C.)
Promotion Committee to
Meet Here in November
In accordance with tho decision
mado some months ago, at tho time
of tho reorganization of the Hawaii
Promotion Committee, to hold sev
eral mootings eacli year on the vari
ous Islands besides Oahu, tho com
mitteo will meet on Maui early In
November. It is probable that the
meeting will occupy several days
time, during which tho members will
visit Haleakala, and possibly other
points of interest to tourists and
othei-3. Tho members believe that by
theso outsldo meetings, to which an
effort will bo mado to obtain tho at
tendance of tho people generally.
much benefit will bo derived.
Verdict of Accident In
Death of Mrs. Cockett
As a result of tho Inquest held last
evening in tho caso of tho deatli of
Mrs. William K. Cockett, who ws
killed last week by falling from an
automobile near her homo at aika
pu, tho coroner's jury found that tho
death was duo to tho deceased's
having accidentally fallen from an du-
tomobilo, thereby fracturing tho base
of tho skull. The jury was composed
of Manuel Itoss, Antonc Faustino, L
B, Knunielieiwa, Joo Doltego, Iticardo
bllva, and Manuel Dutro.
Mrs. Dodge's Father
Dies in Massachusets
When Itev. and Mrs. Rowland B.
Dodgo of Wailuku, landed at San
Francisco on September 20, on their
way oast to visit Mrs. Dodge's father,
tho nows awaited them that her
fathor, Professor Jolin E. Sinclair,
had died at his homo at Worcester,
Mass., on September 12. Heart fail
ure was tho cause of death.
Professor Sinclair, who during tho
last 10 years had paid three differont
visits to tho Hawaiian Islands, was
emoritus professor of Mathematics at
tho Worcester Polytechnic Institirto
in which ho had taught tho samo sub
joct for 10 years.
Professor Sinclair, who was 77
years of age, was graduated from
Dartmouth In 1858, and in 1883 was
given tho dogreo of Ph. D. by his alma
ALLIES MARE BIG GAINS
ON GERMANS IN WEST
New and Bloody Campaign Opened With Fearful
Losses on Both Sides. Greece Mobilizing
Army and Balkans in a Ferment.
HONOLULU, October l.-Sugar, $76.40.
HONOLULU, September 30. It is rumored that H. Hackfcld
& Company will be agents for the Hill line steamer.
Abrams case now before the grand jury.
WASHINGTON, September 30. Assistant Secretary Newton re
turned from Honolulu today. Choke of federal site will be largely
a matter of price.
LONDON, September 30. Allies and Teutons engaged in a terri
fic battle today which may result in the recapture of Lille from Ger
mans. The struggle for the possession of Lens offers ixssibility for
retaking Lens and Allies have taken and held high ground where their
cannon dominate town. War observers arc speculating on the prob
ability that the Germc?s arc shifting reinforcements from eastern front
to hard-pressed troops on west.
PARIS, September 30. Big offensive movement of Allies con
tinues steadily to gain ground, according to announcement based on
dispatches from French and British commanders at front. South of
Ripont, Allies made a smashing attack and captured important defensive
work in Champaigne. Allies declare they have gained footing on the
second line of German defense at many points along lines, particularly
along Suippe valley. Airmen of
German column reported marching
railroad along which Germans have
supplies, and which they depend upon
in Argonne. 1'rench are pushing this offensive with great fury. Great
success which capture of objective means is appreciated by army.
British onslaught is directed at German lavlines northeast of Lens,
makes steady but slow progress. Germans arc disputing every foot
of ground. Should Germans be outflanked at Lens and compelled to
evacuate that point, the retirement wlli carry with it evacuation of
In connection with land operations yesterday, naval and air forces
of Allies assumed offensive tactics
of French in Flanders. British
coast positions at Beauvrais. French sappers blew up a German trench
consolidating it with French trench line.
LONDON, October 1. England waited last night for Zeppelin
raid. Word had been sent that one
seen passing over Dover.
British are driving Turks along the Tigris, m Messopotamia in
direction of Bagdad.
CHICAGO, October 1. 500 strikers, garment workers, fought
police yesterday, until they were driven across river in foreign section.
Mnkers charged police with bruathty. Men and women engaged in
LONDON,. October 1. Greece is preparing for eventualities. Gov
ernment of Athens considers itself at war with Turks and ready to
cooperate with Scrvia against Bulgaria in event of Bulgarian aggres
sion. Bulgaria's intention not plain. Turkey is still suspicious of mobi
lization in that country. It may be intended for cooperation with
quardruplc entente. Martial law has been proclaimed by Greece.
Reported that Russians lose on two fronts, Progress towards
goal being made by von Hindenberg. Germans heavily reinforced.
Petrograd reports are direct contradiction of those from Berlin.
WASHINGTON, September 30. American sailing vessel, after
stringing mine off Cape Orloff, in White Sea, took fire from the ex
plosion and is a total loss. The captain and several of the crew in
jured. Vessel sailed from Archangel in June.
ATHEN, September 30. The chamber of deputies in a special
session here today ratified decrees which orders mobilization of Grecian
army; also authorized loans of $30,000,000 for war purposes.
LONDON, September 30. Rumor lias it that von Hindenberg is
bent on capturing Russian stronghold of Dvinsk, has reinforced heavily
and is moving forward.
BERLIN, .September 30. Loss
TOKIO, September 30. Grand
will take place in next two months.
The Japanese athletic club of Honolulu defeated universit' of
Hosea yesterday. This is their second victory.
HONOLULU, October 1. Wireless telephone communication
established between Arlington, Virginia and Pearl Harbor yesterday.
Words were clearly heard.
Grand jury has indicted Abrams, who will probably plead guilty.
Restitution has been made and court will be lenient.
Coast attack on 'late Lt. Ede, of F-4 is resented by fellow officers
LONDON, October 1. Germans heavily reinforced their threat
ened lines and in some places regained by bloody counter attacks. Al
lies are advancing persistently along greater part of sections on the
western front. lrerich arc now within two and half miles of main
objective, the railroad triangle, and the Massignes battlefront are being
resisted by crown princes army. Attack extended last night along a
12-mile front from Auberi to Ville sur Tourbe, almost within sight of
LONDON, September 30. Three distinct battles arc now raging
along western front. Anglo-French offensive to such an extent that
a series of events carried on in a large number of places appear to be
no longer of value and the whole attention is now centered on main
fighting south of the LaBasse canal to village Utilities. Southeast of
Loos, British are engaged and have made great headway gradually ex
tending front and beating back numerous and desperate counter attacks.
South of this line the French arc consolidating positions they held east
of Souchez and the ridge towards Viny, bringing up guns to shell way
to further advance. Attacks for possession of ridge raged all day
Wednesday with night finding the French in full possession, but subject
to a hail of projectiles from German guns.
Throughout the Artois region, losses on both sides have been very
heavy, while Germans have lost many prisoners. French are driving
way towards railway lines at Massigne. Germans arc resisting but can
not wholly stem tide that has set strong against them. Violent artillery
duels on extreme French right.
Berlin denies gains and continues to minimize claims of Allies, an
nouncing offensive of French and British has broken down.
(Additional Wireless on Pago i.)
Allies bombarded railway stations,
to reinforce leutons.
accumulated great stores of winter
for main sustenance of their army
in cooperation with heavy batteries
monitors again bombarded Belgian
might be expected from 6 dirigibles
of Hill No. 191 is admitted.
maneuvers of the Japanese army
Prince General Kanin will be in
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