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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1918.
CITIZENS ORGANIZE A
DEFENSE JIRANCH HERE
Frank Baldwin At Head, And Other Officers And
Directors Chosen Rousing Meeting Which
Crowded Circuit Court Room Objects Of The
Organization On The Mainland And Here Part
Of Hawaiian Corps
At 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon a
very important and Interesting meet
ing was held in the Circuit Court
room at Walkiku, its purpose being to
discuss and form a branch of the Ha
waiian Vigilance Corps of the Ameri
can Defense Society. Leading citi
zens of Central Maui were present,
as were also a number of ladies. Offl
. cers and an executive committee
were chosen and adjournment was
then taken, the executive committee,
in the meanwhile, to obtain further
Instructions from Honolulu in regard
to the enrollment of other members.
Mr. P. F. Baldwin opened the meet
ing and called, for nominations for
temporary officers. Mr. Baldwin was
himself elected temporary chair
man and Mr. D. C. Lindsay temporary
The chair explained the objects of
the meeting and the secretary read
certain correspondence which had
passed between the farmer and Mr.
Fred L. Waldron, of Honolulu, regard
ing a Maul branch of the corps.
Mr. H. B. Penhallow moved that
the meeting proceed to organize.
Seconded by Mr. Field and carried.
Mr. Case moved that Messrs. Bald
win and Lindsay be elected permanent
chairman and secretary, respectively,
awaitan Htgtlanrr dorps of t)t
Amprtran EkfrusV Hondij
a. To promote higher standards of patriotism in the Terri
tory of Hawaii during the period of the present war.
b. To oppose the propaganda of the German government
and all those working in the interest of our country's enemies.
c. To aid in the prosecution of the war by the mobilization
of all the available forces in these Islands.
d. To maintain the morale of our people during the try
ing times and due to the sacrifices caused by the war.
The following is from National Headquarters of the Ameri
can Defense Society, 44 East 23rd Street, New York:
"The first thing you can do is to concern yourself with the
desperate activities of the German Empire, and its supporters
in this country. This can best be done by organizing a Vigilance
Corps in every community, which will canvass every resident
and list him as either "Loyal" or "Disloyal." Each community
must do this for itself, and you can help. A large majority of
your people are loyal ; a small minority is disloyal, and there is
a dangerously large percentage which are either "Doubtful" or
"Unknown." Once you have a c ard index of the loyal and
disloyal elements of you community, you can organize for the
serious work of the war. You cannot do this safety or effective
ly with disloyal people in your council. Once the nine loyal
Americans are aroused and at work in every community, they
will shortly put the tenth disloyal resident out of commission."
"You are an American citizen. You believe in the ideals
of life, liberty and happiness for which our forefathers gave
their lives in the Revolution. You are not at the front. It is
therefore high time that you aid in patriotic American work.
Behind the lines you can do no better work than in an organiza
tion like the American Defense Society, which is composed of
citizens who, without thought of personal care, are giving their
time, enthusiasm and money to the cause of American liberty."
List of Officers and Executive Committee of the Hawaiian
Vigilance Corps of the American Defense Society:
Messrs. George R. Carter (President), J. A. Balch
(Treasurer), H. Gooding Field (Secretary), E. Faxon Bishop,
A. F. Judd, VV. F. Dillingham, Fred Harrison, Fred L. Waldron,
General J. H. Soper, Dr. James R. Judd and C. R. Hemenway.
Death Of Maui Boy
At Jefferson Barracks
A severe shock came to the Dolim
family in a letter received by Mr. Do
lim, of Kahulul, from the mainland
early Tuesday morning, stating that
his young brother, who had gone to
flie mainland, had died of pneumonia.
Young Dolim left Maul in the early
part of September for Kansas City,
where be was to take an engineering
course; and on Dec. 12th. he joined
the aviation corps and was assigned
to Jefferson Barracks where death
came on Jan. 6th.
He was quite an ambitious young
man and was well liked by his em
ployers, as well as his associates;
find the news of his death has caused
Lreat sorrow to many of his friends.
He is survived by a father, mother,
seven brothers and two sisters.
but, following a demurrer of Mr.
Baldwin to this method of procedure,
the motion was changed to one to the
effect that a committee be appointed
to recommend a chairman, secretary,
treasurer and six directors. This
The chair appointed on this com
mittee: Judge W.S.Edings, chairman;
W. H. Field, H. B. Penhallow, W. S.
Chillingworth and L. D. Tlmmons.
Adjournment was taken for five
minutes, following which the com
mittee reported the following as its
nominees to be permanent officers:
F. F. Baldwin, chairman; C. C. Camp
bell, secretary; D. C. Lindsay, treasur
er. Directors: Harold Rice, Chas. D.
Lufkin, David T. Fleming, E. R. Bev
Ins, Dr. Wm. D. Baldwin and Wm.
The report of the committee was
adopted, and, on motion of Mr.
Charles Villiers, the officers recom
mended were declared to be officers
of the Maui Branch of the Hawaiian
On motion of Wm. Walish, it was
voted that the membership question
be held in abeyance until the parent
body at Honolulu could be heard
Beauts And Haikus
Win In Winter Series
The attendance in the baseball
games at Paia last Sunday was not
very large on account of the bad
In the first game the Haiku team
won over the Japanese by a score of
9 to 6. This contest was notable for
a number of interesting incidents.
The second game, between the
Beauts and Filipinos, was a trifle
more one-sided, the score being 13 to
6 in favor of the former.
There weru two new men in the Ha
iku team Maximo, a new arrival
from Honolulu, and John Subran.
Both appear to be good players.
Ling Ching, a vagrant Chinaman,
was sent to jail for threo months by
Judge McKay on Thursday on a plea
SNOW DOWN THE
A GREAT SIGHT
Heaviest Fall In Years In Plain
View Of Most Central
COLD WEATHER ALL OVER MAUI
Wailuku and other towns of central
Maui were treated to a great sight
Wednesday morning, when the slopes
of Haleakala were seen to be covered
with snow. From the streets and
houses of Wailuku the sight was
splendid, the snow coming far down
the mountain side and disappearing
among the trees.
And, Oh, but it was cold for awhile!
The wind from the mountains was
almost like blasts from Alaska.
Everybody hustled into heavier
clothes and some overcoats were to
be seen around In the early morning.
The thermometer in the towns was
not down to the record, but the wind
from the snow-fields fully made up
The snow storm on the highlands
was preceded, before daylight, by
thunder, lightning and some wind.
Then came the snow, which started
falling on Haleakala first and then
reached down toward the lowlands
and Kula. In Kula the sight was
grand, the higher regions being
clothed In white, the snow, carried
by the wind, being as much as a foot
deep in crevices and against obstruc
tions. Kula became very cold about
eight o'clock so much so that several
people took to their autos and came
down to the towns. In Kula there
was considerable wind, a tree being
blown down near Walsh's place and
there being other Blight damage here
The snow is said to have been the
heaviest in years. From the more
populous region of Maui it could be
seen extending from Polipoli all
around the edge of the mountain, the
very top of the mountain, however, be
ing obscured by clouds nearly all the
To Start Feb. 12
The women of Maui will begin their
conservation pledge drive on Febru
ary 12, the work to continue for a
week. In that time it is hoped that
the number of signers may run into
A conservation pledge drive was
held in Honolulu early in December
and was quite a success. Much good
was accomplished and is still result
ing from it. Owing to Ited Cross ac
tivities at about that time, the work
here was. not then taken up.
It is pointed, out that the most
urgent necessity for systematic con
servation exists at the present time.
From now until the Summer will be
the critical period, and everything of
an exportable nature that can be sav
ed will help just that much.
Further announcements regarding
the drive will be made next week.
Injured Boy Dies
Of Other Troubles
Kin Yen, tamilarly known as
"Bunny", a Chinese boy of Wailuku,
died in the Malulani hospital last
This boy fell from a mango tree
last Friday and had both arms bro
ken. In the hospital complications
of another nature set in, resulting in
his death as above stated.
The lad was a little more than
twelve years of age.
Judge Coke Here
Justice James L. Coke, of the
Supreme Court, came over in the Ma
una Kea Wednesday night and will
return to the city tonight. He is a
guest at the Maul Hotel. Owing to
the fact that there is no chief justice,
and, consequently, higher court busi
ness is held up for the present. Just
ice Coke has brief leisure in which
to visit his old home here. ,
Justice Coke is Maui's candidate
for the governorship.
Mrs. E. E. Tleasant, of Kuhului, has
accepted a position as an assistant
teacher in the Maui High School.
Mrs. Pleasant is an experienced
teacher as well as a college graduate
and the school department may be
considered fortunate in being able to
obtain her services.
The Bank Of Maui's
Stockholders Entertained And Listen
To Interesting Reports
The "Hooverized" banquet of the
Bank of Maui, Ltd., in celebration of
the passing of the million dollar
mark in deposits, at the Grand Hotel
last Saturday evening, was a huge
success, from every point of view.
Twenty six stockholders sat at the
table to partake of the food prepared
by Host Distelli, and much wonder
was expressed at the ability of this
chef in preparing war-time com
modities for a banquet of this nature.
The table was most tastefully ar
ranged, with Mr. Lufkin, who has
been in charge of the bank since its
organization, seated at its head. Mrs.
Aiken and Mrs. Wadsworth were at
his right and left. Mr. Case, in his
usual, humorous way, acted as toast
master. Mr. Lufkin opened the
ceremony with a few appropriate re
marks, and he was followed by the
other directors of the bank.
After the banquet, the regular an
nual meeting of stockholders was call
ed to order, and the old officers and
board of directors re-elected, as fol
lows: C. H. Cooke, president; C. D.
Lufkin, vice-president and manager;
R. A. Wadsworth, vice-president; D.
H. Case, secretary; J. Garcia, cash
ier; F. N. Lufkin, cashier at Lahaina;
W. O. Aiken, cashier at Pala.
Among those present were: W. O.
Aiken, Mrs. Aiken, J. M. Ambrose, D.
Akimori, B. J. Bridgeford, D. H. Case
and wife, Antone Felteira, Jr., J. Gar
cia and wife, John Garcia, George
Groves, K. Haramoto, S. Haramofo,
A. K. Jim, C. D. Lufkin, J. G. Lufkin,
F. N. Lufkin, H. Streubeck, R. A.
Wadsworth and wife, David Wads
worth and wife, S. K. Yemoto, M. J.
Moura and John M. Medeiros.
Death Of Student
Ku Keaka, a Lahainaluna student,
died at the Pioneer plantation hospi
tal on Tuesday of this week, after a
short illness following an operation
for ensimona. The funeral service,
on Wednesday afternoon was conduct
ed by Father Bruno, of the Catholic
Church. The Lahainaluna students
attended the funeral in a body and
sang, "Nearer My God to Thee," at
the grave. The floral offerings were
Ku was from Kanialo, Molokai. He
was of a gentle and kindly disposi
tion and greatly loved by his teach
ers and fellow students. His father
came over to Lahaina lust week, to
be nenr his son, and his mother
came on Tuesday. Much sympathy
is felt for the father and mother in
Annual Meeting Of
The Choral Club
The Choral Club held its annual
meeting at the Paia Community
House on Friday, January 18, for the
election of officers and reports. Pres
ident F. B. Cameron was in the chair.
The report of the secretary-treasurer,
W. S. Beeman, was read and accept
ed. The following officers were
elected for the next year:
Mrs. H. A. Baldwin, president; Mrs.
D. B. Murdoch, secretary and treasur
er; Mr. Harry W. Baldwin, musical
director. Executive committee H. D.
Sioggett and Mrs. L. V. Boyum.
The Choral Club is planning to pro
duce "The Bells of Cornville." some
time this winter.
An elimination tennis tournament
will be started on the Puunene courts
next Monday, the purpose of which
will be to work down to the two mix
ed teams which will meet tho coast
and Honolulu players In February.
Playing will go on every day that
weather will permit. Tho entries
thus far are: D. C. Lindsay and Miss
Mary Couch; Ray B. Rietow and Mrs.
E. B. Campbell; W. H. Englo and
Mrs. W. S. Chillingworth; W. A. Bald
win and Mrs. R. Hughes; Caleb
Burns and Mrs. E. R. Bevins.
PASSED BAD MONEY
Cho Son Ok, a Korean, was arrest
ed a few days ago fcr passing on a
Japanese merchant of Wailuku, nam
ed T. Oda, a fac simile of a Confed
erate $10 note. The man claimed
that he had received the paper as
good money, and did not know that
it was valueless. He. was given six
DISAGREEMENT AT HANA
IS NEARING SOLUTION
Sheriff Crowell And Posse Return From Scene,
Leaving Everything Quiet And A Probability
That Differences Between Plantation And Con
tract Planters Will Be Satisfactorily Adjusted
Sheriff Crowell and the six police
officers who went to Hana in a sam
pan Friday afternoon as reinforce
ments to the police of the district in
preserving order, returned to Kahulul
by the Claudine on Wednesday, leav
ing everything quiet and the Hana
police in complete control of the situ
ation. The sampan, carrying the Wailuku
officers, reached Hana at about 7
o'clock in the evening, after a smooth
voyage. Sheriff Crowell found every
thing considerably "in the air," there
being every evidence of dissatisfac
tion, as well as indications of im
pending trouble of a serious nature;
but it waB not easy to get a connect
ed story from anybody. He decided
to go at it systematically, first calling
for a conference with the plantation
people, which was held that Bight.
Next morning a similar conference
was held with the contract cane plant
ers, who were the complainants, nt
the conclusion of which the sheriff
was in possession of the facts as un
derstood by both sides. He decided
that the matter from first to last was
a civil one, the police having nothing
to do with It; and that the duty of
his force there was to preserve order,
taking no sides, either physical or by
way of advice, one way or the other.
Briefly, it was found that 139 of
the so-called contract cane planters
News By Wireless From
All Parts Of The World
Honolulu Mayor Fern, replying again to General Wisser, invites
that officer to a conference today with City Attorney Brown, Sheriff
Rose, U. S. Attorney Huber, Detective McDuffie, Marshal Smiddy and
himself in order that all existing misunderstandings may be removed
and action started toward co-operation in a cleanup campaign.
Major Merriam has been appointed military censor for Oahu, at
headquarters. All headquarters news must be o. k'd. by him. Each
post commander will name a post censor through whom all letters for
publication and all news matter must pass.
AUSTRIA AND WILSON'S VIEWS
Basel (Switzerland) A Vienna despatch says: "Premier Czcrnin
considers that the peace proposals advanced by President Wilson in his
recent address show a perceptible approach to Austro-Hungarian views.
There are several points to which Austria would joyfully subscribe, but
the principle must first be laid down assuring the position and interests
of Austria and her allies.
MEXICANS ARRIVE IN ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires The President receives the Mexican mission, which
are leaving Sunday for Chile and Peru. The delegates complain of the
coolness of their reception in Argentina as contrasted with the warmth
shown Allied visitors.
RUMANIAN SITUATION SERIOUS
Petrograd British officers returning from Rumania report the food
situation serious. Many women are starving.
CHINA REGRETS OUTLAWRY
Peking The foreign office has expressed regret on account of the
attack by pirates on the old, U. S. gunboat Monocacy.
THE STRIKE IN AUSTRIA
London Vienna reports indicate that 200,000 strikers are still out
of mines and large factories. Idle extremists among the strikers are
dissatisfied with government concessions to Socialists, circulating
leaflets attacking party leaders.
Continued on rage Seven.)
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A.
Ewa Hantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
WaLalua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company ..
Engels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company . ,.
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
would not allow their cane to be cut.
It was found that some of them were
working under old, written contracts,
while others had no, contracts at all,
the arrangement with them being
oral only. In the field of one of the
latter the Japanese held up the work
of cutting the cane. The plantation
endeavored to have the owner, one S.
Hajihara, sign a contract in order that
the work of cutting might proceed,
and he did sign it. Afterward, how
ever, due to the persuasion of other
members of the Japanese association,
he changed his mind and refused to
permit the cane to be taken off. This
happened after about an acre had
been cut. In the meanwhile, the mill
workmen (Japanese) went on strike,
refusing to handle the cane of any
Japanese with whom satisfactory ar
rangements had not been made.
On Monday morning, however, Ha
jihara, went to see the plantation
manager, with the result that he con
sented that the cane be cut which
was done. The same day the mill
hands returned to work.
Monday morning the plantation cut
a part of the cane of one Nakayama,
a man who had already signed a con
tract. The latter entered a protest
with the manager and the work was
(Continued on Page Two.)
M. JANUARY 25. 1918.