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Alleged Murderer
PleadsNot Guilty
Error In Date May Render Indict
ment Invalid Light Criminal Cal
endar Trial Term Begins Next
Week Grand Jury Discharged
John Hu Kaili, of Hana charged
with having murdered Joseph Puhi
hale in a drunken Christmas brawl,
this morning pleaded "not guilty" be
fore the 2nd circuit court.. .Owing to
an alleged defect in the Indictment
this case is pretty certain to be carrl
ed through the supreme court by At
torney Enos Vincent, appointed by
the court to represent the defendant.
The objection raised by Vincent this
morning is that the Indictment
charges that the murder In question
was committed in December 1917, an
Impossible date... Judge Edings over
ruled the objection and sustained
County Attorney Bevin's motion to
amend the indictment... Exeptions to
the ruling have been noted.
Sam Burrows, of Molokai, this mor
ning pleaded guilty of burglary, and
was sentenced to three years ,in the
Kim Pong Gi, pleaded not guilty of
The grand jury of the 2nd circuit
court, which was convened on Wed
nesday morning, made lis final report
on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock
and was discharge. It returned three
indictments and in three cases Inves
tigated, returned "no bills."
The indictments found are
Sam Burrows, burglary
Kim Pong Gi, rape
John Hu Kaili, murder.
No bills were found against
Frank Correa, manslaughter
. Fernandez Planesi, manslaughter
Peter Aipalena, sexual intercourse
with female under 15.
Burrows is charged with breaking
Into the Kaunakakai Store some time
ago and, stealing various articles.
(Continued on Page Six.)
To Go In
Loan Fund Bill
No Danger Of Appropriations Being
Left In Hands Of Public Works To
Spend, Says Walsh Other Maui
Interests In Legislature
"None of the appropriation bills for
Maul will go through in their present
form," declared Representative Jack
Walsh, who spent the week end at
home, returning to the capital last
Monday night. He was referring to
the objection raised last week by the
Maui Chamber of Commerce to the
wording of all these bills which would
place the expenditure of all loan fund
money in the hands of the superin
tendent of public works, cutting out
the loan fund commission entirely
and taking away control whatever of
the work for which Maul's money Is
eventally to pay.
"Most of these bills should have
been introduced in form of resolu
tions," Mr. Walsh stated, "Which
would require the finance committee
to insert them as items in the loan
fund bill which will, be introduced to
carry all such measures for the seve
ral islands. There isn't any danger
whatever of any of the bills objected
to going through in their present
No Baggage On Running Boards
If a bill Just introduced this week
in the legislature carriers, it be unlaw
ful for anjr automobile in the rent
service to carry trunks or other bag
age on the running boat A fine of
from $5 to $150 is sp. & as the
penalty. 4 " P.
Ask Money For Settlement
Representative Paschoal introduced
a resolution providing that the follow
ing amounts be appropriated for the
Molokai settlement:
Artificial limbs, $5000; new cot
tages. $10,000; electrical equipment,
$20,000; motor truck, $5000; fire pro
tection, $20,000; a total of $60,000.
Postoffice Will Close On
The Dot For Awhile
For the purpose of establishing a
basis for the letting of various mall
earring contracts, the Maul postofflces
will begin weighing all mail matter
passing through them, starting on
March 27. The welgning win oe cou
tinued for 35 days.
During this period Postmaster
Costa states that there will be no
latitude allowed on mail-closing time.
At present it Is usual to give 10 or 15
minutes grace for the benefit of late
corresDondents. but this . cannot be
Anna when time must be taken to
weigh all sacks ajid keep careful re
cord of tame.
Japan To Attack U. S.
In 3 Years Says Letter
A Japanese field hand in the
Kuiaha homestead district re-
celved a letter recently from a
friend in Japan conveying the
rather starling Intelligence that
the Japanese are preparing to
make war on the United States
in three years time, and that
Hawaii, of course will be one
of the first objective of attack.
The Japanese who received the
news apparently took it quite
as a matter of course.
Unusual Storm Does
Mauilittle Damage
Iao Stream Threatens Trouble
Severe Lightning Hard On Nerves
Big Surf At Hana Oahu Bad
ly Washed
Although the kona storm of last
Sunday and Monday brought excep
tionally heavy rains to many parts of
Maui, very little damage is reported
from any quarter, while in some sec
tions the moisture has been decidedly
beneficial. On Oahu, however, the
most terrific downpour in the history
of the city occured last Monday and
Tuesday, and the damage wrought
will run into hundreds of thousands of
dollars, it is claimed. A total of 13.36
inches of rain fell on Monday after
noon and night. The city was a lake,
a number of houses were washed from
foundations, the Pali road was washed
out, the Oahu Railroad put out of com
mission, storm sewers burst, and ha
voc generally over the island.
On Hawaii also reports of heavy
damage have been received from both
wind and rain. The storm was of
course particularly severe along the
kona coast.
Iao Caused Alarm
The heaviest rains on Maui, fell on
Sunday morning about West Maui.
Wailuku got about three and a half
inches in as many hours, beginning
about seven o'clock. At Walhee over
five inches was recorded. The precip
itation was so rapid that the Iao
stream arose almost to the destruct
ive height of January, 1916. A large
crowd gathere at the foot of Market
street in spite of the downpower, to
watch the raging stream, and the work
(Continued on Page Six.)
District Nurse In
Camps Is Success
Experiment On Maui Agricultural
Co.'s Plantation May BxPtended
Other Plantations Said To Be
The success of the camp nurse sys
tem inaugurated some months ago
by the Maui Agricultural Company at
that suggestion of the Alexander
House Settlement, has been so pro
nounced that it is probable that the
idea will be considerably extended on
the M. A. Company plantation, and
that it will be adopted by the Haw
aiian Commercial & Sugar Company,
and possibly other plantation on Maui.
At the present time there is but
one nurse, whose work is confined
chiefly to the main Hamakuapoko
camp. This work consists or Keeping
in such intimate contact with the
laborers, and their families that in
sipient cases ' of tuberculosis and
other diseases are discovered, thus
preventing their spread, and at the
same -time making cures pratlcally as
sured. From the Hamakuapoko camp alone,
durlne the short time that the work
has been established, a number or
cases of tuberculosis have been ae-
tected, and the patients, through
prompt treatment are now well on
the way to recovery.
MIbs Anna Sylva, the Hamakuapoko
nurse, is reported to be rendering ex
ceptlonally efficient service.
The dance last Saturday night at
the Puunene Club house, under aus
pices of the Puunene Athletic Club,
was voted by all of the two hundred
or more young people present, to have
been one of the most pleasant dances
ever given on Maui. It was a St.
Patrick's Day affair, with decorations
all in green, most of the ladies in green
gowns, and the men with conspicuous
ties and other parts of their dress of
same vivid hue. Everybody entered
into the spirit of the. occasion, and
everybody was pleased in consequ-en'?e.
Fair May Absorb
Racing Association
Committee Recommends Plan An
other Harmonious Meeting But
Plan Of Organization Is Changed
Next Meeting April 5
Reversing their practically unanim
ous decision of two weeks ago to in
corporate their organization, the work
ers for future Maui County Fairs yes
terday decided that they could work
better under an ordinary membership
association plan, and so ordered.
The about face was made, after some
discussion, with just as great unanimi
ty as had characterized the first deci
sion. 'The reason for changing the form
of organization was that it was believ
ed more interest could be kept among
a wider number of Maul residents
than could be the case with
the other plan. Under a joint
stock company a few persons, by vot
'ng the stock they owned or controled,
might dicate the policy of the organi
zation and thus tend yto discourage
small share holders from taking an ac
tive interest. The suggestion of limit
tag the voting to one vote regardless
of the amount of money the voter
might have in the company, was also
opposed for the reason that a large
number of single-share members might
pool interests to control the money
subscribed by a few. Under the asso
ciation plan, as it was termed, a small
initiation fee will be charged and
members will be regularly voted in,
after which they will have full privil
eges. The capital needed tq finance
the next fair will be borrowed on the
personal security of the members.
To Absorb Racing Association
Chairman Harold Rice, on motion
carried, appointed a committee of ten
members to draft constitution and by
laws, and to report at a meeting to
be held on April 5. The committee
consists of E. R. Bevins, chairman,
D. H. Case, F. B. Cameron, F. F. Bald
win, William Walsh, W. F. Pogue, C.
D. Lufkin, F. G. Krauss, W. A. Bald
win, and R. A. Wadsworth.
The committee appointed at the
last meeting to confer with the com
mittee of the Maui Racing Association
reported recommending that the latter
organization be consolidated with the
fair association. The fair association
will assume a debt of about $1750 of
the racing association, and will take
over the ninty-nine-year lease of the
race track grounds, and the buildings,
the later being estimated to be worth
about $3000.
The meeting yesterday was attend
ed by some thirty-five business men
from all sections of central Maui.
Expert Studying Potato
Diseases On This Island
C. W. Carpenter, a plant pathologist
of the bureau of plant industry, Wash
ington, D. C. who has been attached
to the Hawaii experiment station in
Honolulu for the past six or eight
months, is on Maui this week studing
the diseases that have been trouble
farmers on this island. In company
with F. G. Krauss of Kuiaha, he has
been in Kula for several days looking
into the matter of potato wilt diseases.
He will also study the same problem
in the Haiku and other regions, and
will probably give some attention to
the causes back of pineapple wilt.
Mr. Carpenter states that the potato
diseases In the Islands are principally
two in number, and both are common
on the mainland. In fact he says it
is probable that most of the seed
brought here is infected. Careful
seed selection and rotation of crops,
he believes is ttie solution of the pro
blem. Mr. Carpenter states that he will be
glad to hear from any one on Maui
having troubles that are in his line.
Kula Crops Doing Well
Storm Damage Small
But little damage was done by the
kona storm last Sunday, according to
reports from Kula, although the rain
fall was heavy. Corn is well up and
looking well. Potatoes, which were
badly beaten down by the kona storm
of several weeks ago ,and which were
supposed to have been all but ruined,
it is stated have largely recovery and
will make a fair crop. On the whole
the season has thus far been favor
able, and with high prices now pre
vailing farmers are looking forward
to an exceptionally prosperous year.
The sale of several acres of land be
longing to the estate of Edward H.
Bailey, deceased, is advertised by the
administrators to take place on April
14. The property is on Vineyard
street, and is valuable residence pro-
perty. Besides the real estate, 17
shares of Maui Drygood & Grocery
Company stock, 15 shares of Nahiku
Rubber Company stock, and 4800
shares of Consolidated Minning Com
pany stock will be sold.
Maui Assessments Raised
Over Seventeen Percent
Tax Assessor J. H. Kunewa return-
end last Saturday from Honolulu
where he attended a week's meeting
of the territorial board of tax equaliza
tion. A general increase in assess
ments was a result of the meeting.
Maui's increase on sugar properties
amounting to over five and a half mil
lion dollars.
The bonrd, which is composed of
the four counties with Charles J. Mc
Carthy, treasurer, as chairman in
creased the tax valuation of the sugar
plantations in the Territory $23,687,-
ono, In 1916 the plantations were
valued at $96,638,000 and this year
the amount is fixed at $120,325,000
The 1917 valuation of the plantations
on Oahu is $27,200,000 an increase of
$7,025,000; Maui, $37,635,000, Increase
$5,635,000: Hawaii, $34,290,000, in
crease $7,932,000 and Kauai, $21,200,
000, increase $3,095,000.
The largest increase are those of the
Oahu Sugar Company and the Hawaii
an Commercial & Sugar Company,
each being $2,000,000.
Tax valuation of the various planta
tions on Maui was fixed as follows:
1916 1917
Pioneer $ 5,800,000 $ 7,500,000
Olowalu 200,000 335,000
Wailuku 4,100,000 4,100,000
Hawn. Com. &
S. Co 14,000,000 16,000,000
Kahului 600,000 600,000
Maui Agrctl Co. 6,500,000 8,000,000
Kaeleku 700,000 1.000.00U
Kipahulu 100,000 100,000
$32,000,000 $37,635,000
St. Louis College
To Play Ball Here
Basket Ball Team Also Coming To
Try Conclusious With Alexander
House Some GootfSport And A
Dance In Sight For Easter Time
Maul Vina tha nmmfap ftf fll Ipflfit
three good games of baseball this sea
if aha Hnpon't eet a leneue
organized, as now seems quite likely.
A. A. Reis, of Wailuku has succeeded
in making arrangements 10 nave ine
la rnilnpo hflRphnll learn from
iiin pnmf im to snend their
Easter vacation, and he has managed
to stir up enougn entnusiasm 10 in
sure a warm welcome for the team
which for some time has lead in
school base ball in the city.
Besides the base bail team, me i.
t mils Pnliopo will Rend alone its
champion basket ball team to try con
clusious with tne Alexander nuue
Gymnasium five.
The St. Louis ball team were the
1916 interscholastlc champions, and
the basket ball live are tne present
interscholastlc champions.
A oat-laa of ttiroo MmPR Will be
played, one on Saturday, April 8th, the
other on Sunday, ana anoiner on mun
day. the 9th and 10th, respectively.
The local team will present a
strong lineup, being composed of
some the best players in the old Juni
or league, together with one or two of
the Seniors to even up things. Geo.
H. Cummings will manage me iocai
loam inH tVin nuhlln rnav rest assured
that with Brother George handl'ng the
reins, the All-Mauls will come mighty
near keeping the bacon ai nome.
Knowledge of the fact that the St.
Louis aggregation is a hard nut to
crack has keyed Reis and Cummings
up to the point where everything that
is in them in a baseball way will come
out to the surface..
It is hoped that a large crowd win
attend the games especially Sunday's
game which should prove to be a
Basket Ball At Gymn.
Tha fnllocro hnalrpt hall team will
play a game against the best five of
the Gymnasium on Saturday evening.
April 8th, which will De louoweu uy
Kona Gale On Hawaii
Does Much Damage
Hilo, March 20 One of the worst
storms in the history 'of this island
wis reported lure yesterday. The gale
wreaked its will in many strange ways
turning loose torrents that tore open
the graves in a Japanese cemetery i'
Kau Monday night, and distributed
the bones of the dead in the muddy
cane fields below.
A Japanese woman In the Kau dis
trict was cauKht in the flood caused,
by the cloudburst and drowned, al
most within sight of her home.
The great steel bridge between Pa
hala and Walohinu was washed out by
the floods and Pahala was completely
isolated. The canefields in that dis
trict were harmed but slightly, and
the damaee done by the gale as a
whele is believed to have been bui
nnull. The traffic around the Island
is at an end however, thanks to the
convulsed condition of the roads, and
it is impossible to say when it will
be resumed.
More Than Score Lives
Trying To Force War Congress To Meet April
2 --- Germans Still Retreating Before Allies
LONDON, March 23 American oil tanker Healdton, 2722 tons,
sunk by submarine outside of war zone. W as bound from Chester, Pa.,
for Rotterdam with refined petroleum. At least twenty-one ,and some
reports say thirty-four of crew foully murdered. Attack was made after
dark on Wednesday. Topedo was fired from close range. Only twenty
four out of thirty-nine of crew who took to boats saved, many dying
from cold and wounds. Shots hit upper side of engine room, explosion
killing thirteen instantly, or maimed
I' rank Mahin, United States consul, cables these details. Says at
tack was unwarned, and within supposed safety zone.
British steamer Coronda, sunk. lventy-Oiie missing.
PARIS, March 23 Snow is hindering Allies' advance, and trans
portation of supplies. Germans desperately fighting around St. Qucntin,
making stand, but were smashed back. Retreat continues.
LONDON, March 23 Hollweg called to army headquarters for
consultation with kaiser and Hindenburg. Believed international policies
arelo be reviewed.
British food controller urges that country adopt a two-day per
week meatless plan, and two days without potatoes. Would allow five
ounces of meat in future. Police authorized to inspect houses to as
certain if more than authorized amount of sugar is on hand.
WASHINGTON, March, 23 America is ready to accord full
recognition to Russia, according to state note to Ambassador Francis.
WASHINGTON, March 22 Offer of mediation to prevent actual
war between United States and Germany, expected. Administration
has heard that European neutrals are contemplating such plan. Frankly
regarded that the effort is backed by Germany to divide sentiment of
Congress and embarras America. President declared authoritatively
that no proposal for mediation will be considered.
Plans for rendering financial assistance to entente nations in
case of war, is being considered by federal board and other officials.
Two courses are proposed : one for United States government to place
large sum at disposal of ententes; and other to place general credit of
entente with individual banks.
PARIS, March 22 Since the Somme offensive, 853 square miles
have been recaptured, including 366 towns and villages. 200,000 French
men have been liberated. Germany still possesses 7126 square miles.
French captured several more villages between the Somme and
Five new palacial passenger steamers are planned says Rosseter,
manager of Pacific Mail, on board Venezuela. Believes time is ripe
and believes he will obtain them.
Inter-Island hearing postponed on account of counsel being engageji
in court.
Guarded statement of Governor indicates something is to be done
in matter of German ships in day or two by federal authorities.
School survey plan received unanimous support of House.
Runaway freight car hits passenger train. None but engineer hurt.
He had bruised face.
Forbes has been called to Senate to explain additional cost in build
ing territorial prison. He blames Ripley & Davis, architects. Plans
incapable of being carried out. Were accepted under Frear's administra
tion. He attacked architects vigorously. Was sensation of the day in
the Senate.
WASHINGTON, March 22 Food exports from United States
reduced by submarine campaign from 105 million to 67 million tons.
Secretary Baker, chairman national council for defense, called meet
ing for next Saturday to discuss defense measures.
LONDON, March 22 Law intimated government will make an
other attempt to settle Irish question.
Lloyd George telegraphed Russian premier "Revolution is greatest
service Russia has rendered Allies."
LONDON, March 22 Greatest advance made yesterday by Brit
ish. Have driven Germans more than ten miles to the south and south
east of Terrone and enemy is still on the run. Lines now ten miles or
more east of the Somme. Yesterday forty villages recaptured between
Arras and Nurlu after heavy fighting, but British drove Germans into
full retreat.
Russians have crossed Persian border into Messopotamia taking
Ottomans retreating before British in flank movement, threatening whole
Turk army with extinction or capture.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 96 degrees....
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Corumerc'ul & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company.
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company...
Hngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company .....
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7 per cent Pfd )
Hilo Railway (Common)
San Carlos
Montana Bingham
Lost Germany Apparently
and burned to death.
M. MARCH 23, 1917.
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