Newspaper Page Text
LATEST SUGAR QUOTATIONS MAILS NEXT WEEK By request of the Navy Department no mention of movement of vessels will be made in future in the MAUI NEWS. Cents Dollars per lb. per ton . 6.055 $121.10 . C 005 120.10 Today's Quotation . Last previous NINETEENTH YEAR WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1918. 'UM RER 962 Fair Food Prices Is Aim Of Food Board How Administration Is Working To Check Profiteering Among Retail Merchants Newspapers And Pub lic Asked To Help Washington, Auk. 1 In the nhsence of authority for direct control over retail dealers in food products, the U. S. Food Administration is planning to limit retail prices by means of standardized "fair price lists." These lists are to be furnished to the press in every city, town and county in the country and when published will serve as a puide to consumers in judg ing the fairness of prices asked for food. Basis Fop Prices In every community the Food Ad ministration Is now establishing price interpreting committees composed of representatives of consumer, retailers and wholesalers. These boards will ascertain fair retail prices on the commodities which comprise a large part of the diet. The published lists will give the range of selling prices showing a reasonably low price which will re flect charges that should rule in "cash and carry" stores and a higher price, representing a fair charge at "credit and delivey" shops. Newspapers Are Asked To Co-Operate Each board will have detailed re ports actual wholesale prices and (Continued on rage Two.) . x Japanese Suicides OnWoman'sRefusal Well Known Blacksmith Dies In Jail From Dose Of Muriatic Acid Was Supposed To Be Only Drunk Suicide by a dose of muriatic acid, taken while In a fit of drunken des pondency, was the finding of a cor oner's jury which investigated the dent of Kisuke Mayahara, which oc curred in the county jail at an early hour last Monday morning. The deceased, who for many years has been employed by the Iao Stables as a black-smith, and was very well known in Wailuku. had been arrested on upper Vineyard Street sometime after midnight Sunday night appar ently in a drunken stupor, and was placed in a cell in the jail. In the morning he was found dead when the jailor went to arouse the prisoners. Inquiry developed the fact that the deceased had been drinking heavily the dav before and had made several trips to the bouse of a Japanese woman on Vineyard street named Unii-no in an effort to per-.uade her to marry him. She refused, and tie man had gone to the stables and se cured a bottle or the poison and then told Ishizu, a clerk in the Maul l)ry goods store, that he Intended to kill himself. Ishizu managed to take the acid from him, being painfully burn ed in doing so when the cork came out of the bottle in the struggle. Mayahara then declared he could get more, and presumably did so. He went to the woman's house about mid night and renewed his suit and was pgain refused, and when he threaten ed to break in the door the woman slipped out and went for a police man. When the officer arrived Ma yahara was lying apparently In a drunkne stupor, and was taken away and locked up as a drunk. It was later learned that ho had mixed a dose of acid with some soda water which he had with him and swallow ed the contents after the woman s last refusal of him. BEACH PARTY AND A FISH STORY A most delightful beach party was enjoyed at the Kahului beach on Mon day evening by a number of friends. The most exciting part was landing a tremendous big mullet which took two men and a long net to pull in out of the water. Mr. Berg of Puu nene displayed his ability at crab fishing when he came out with a cou ple of crabs clinging to his toes. Anty Emma and Mr. Murray were guides. Among those who enjoyed the party were Mr. Geo. Murray, Anty Emma, Mr. and Mrs. Skaug, Mr. J. A. Hann on, Mr. and Mrs. Costa, Miss Lewis, and Mr". Berg. MADE TRIP AROUND WEST MAUI A party of Honolulu teachers, who have been spending the summer in the Kuiah aliomestead district, made the trip around west Maui this week by way of the Kahakuloa trail. They report a very delightful outing. In the party were Miss Kirwin, Miss Welsh, Miss Mitchell, Miss Spry, Miss Farwell, Mr. Beamy and Mr. Bartlett. Grand Hotel Bought By Mortgage Holders Objection To Sale To Be Appealed To Supreme Court Property Brings But $25,000 Sale tip For Con firmation Monday The Grand Hotel of Wailuku was sold at noon last Saturday, as adver tised under order of the second cir cuit court by Commissioner E. R. Itevins, being knocked down to C. D. I,urkin. trustee, for $25,000. Mr. Luf kin was bidding on behalf of the hold ers or the first mortgage of $20,000, to satisfy which the sale was made. The matter of confirming the sale by the court will come up next Monday when it is understood that objections to such confirmation will be entered by E. C. I'eters, attorney representing the unsecured creditors and the trustee in bankruptcy. The sale last Saturday attracted but. little interest. The opening bid was made by J. Garcia, at $15,000. Enos Vincent raised this to $16,000 and C. D. Lufkin, trustee, to $17,000. From that to $22,000 the property was advanced by Vincent, Lufkin and Louis Distill by $1000 bids, when Lufkin jumped the bid to $25,000, at which the sale was made. Before the sale began E. C. Peters through attorney served notice that an appeal would be taken to the su preme court on the ruling of Judge Burr denying the motion to intervene which was made on last Friday. Just what effect this appeal will have on l he sale provided it is confirmed next Monday, seems uncertain, but it is likely that the property will continue to be handled by a receiver of the court until a final decision Is render ed. x Hana Store Fined For Profiteering Davies & Co. Owners, Say Employee's Raised Price Without Authority And Pay Up Promptly Food Ad ministration Looking For Others Honolulu, August 12 Complaint was made that Hana Plantation Store was charging excessive profits viz; Selling rico so high as $13.00 per bag which cost them $8.50 per bag. Investigation was made which showed a selling price of $12.00 on rice costing $8.50 per bag. Opportunity was given to explain and justify the profit made. Upon Hana Store offering to con tribute to the American lted Cross any excess profits made and to watch more carefully in future their profits on food product and keep them rea sonable no further action was taken. Investigation showed excess profits amounting to about $200.00 which amount it was suggested be paid to the Bed Cross. liana Store referred the matter to their owners, Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., Honolulu, who promptly paid $200.00 to the Red Cross, stating to Federal Food Administrator Child Child that the charging of excessive profit'? was not sanctioned by them, but that the sales were made by em ployees not familiar with reasonable profit rules. Investigations of charges of exces ive profits on rice are being made throughout the islands. x Pool Rooms To Close Owners Plan Fight Beginning tomorrow all pool and billiard rooms on Maui will be closed for the pejiod of the war except be tween the hours of 5 and 10 o'clock P. M. It is reported that the pool room owners plan to fight the new ordinance in the courts, but in the meantime the police have been In structed to see that every pool or billiard room in the county is closed and to arrest any owners who at tempts to keep open except in the evening; hours as permitted. The ordinance was passed finally by the board of supervisors last week. It is designed to eliminate centers of congregation for loafers and gamblers and to make it more a easy to keep laborers at work at useful occupations. For the first time in a good many months the Puunene Athletic Club be host to Maui friends at one of its famous dances tomorrow evening. The dance promises to be enjoyable, though it will be simply carried out. Also for the first time a charge is to be made of 50 cents per person, the whole to be donated to the Red Cross. No formal invitations are being sent out this year. , Kula Road Building Gets Slammed Hard Matter Of Responsibility For Condi tion Calls For Lively Debate Committee To Take Matter Up With Supervisors At Next Meeting Quite a lively discussion followed the reading of the report of the speci al committee on Kula roads, at the meeting of the chamber of commerce yesterday afternoon. The report, which was a rather lengthy one, took up various sections of the Kula dis trict, told what had been done in way of road work, or had not been done, during the past several years, and criticized the board of supervisors and chairman of the board rather severely. The chamber on motion or F. F. Baldwin instructed the connnctcp to appear before the board of si'tio 'vis ors at its next meeting for the pur pose of making sti'h suggestions to improve the situation !.s seem-d best. Useless Engineer The fact that a big fill on the new road in Kula has been washed out three or four times, and the commit tee expressed doubts as to Its stand ing the next heavy storm, started a discussion as to where the responsi bility for such engineering rested. It was stated that the chairman of the board had changed the plans of the county engineer, and that the county engineer who draws $300 per month had little or no responsibility in tin matter. Suggestion was offered of bringing the matter of county officials respon sibility before the legislature next winter with view to having changes made. The matter will probably come up again following the conference of the committee with the supervisors. x Wailuku To Play At Lahaina On Sunday Considerable Interest In Outcome Of Contest With West Maui Teams Games Last Sunday Good Pro ceeds Were For Red Cross In order not to disappoint the La haina challengers Manager Joe Medei- ros has accepted and is willing to play at Lahaina next Sunday after noon. The two teams are lined up to bring home the bacon from the Laha ina side. The Captains of both teams are telling what they are going to do to them over there. Espinda for the Lahaina men on the other hand, says that he has a few new ones up his sleeve in the shape of a good pitcher, and the teams that lie is going to piing are a pick from West Maui town. A collection is to he made lor the Bed Cross. Last Sunday's game between the Cubs and Orientals was fine from ev ery standpoint. The game between Paia and Wailuku in favor of the former by a score of 4 to 1, was A-l baseball from start to finish. The Maui Band deserves a great deal of credit for its playing nnd those in a position to know are aware that i great deal of hard work must nav? been put in by the boys since they last played. They have improved all the way through. The attendance was somewhat bet ter than usual and the proceeds, to an out $25 was turned over to the Red Cross. Plantation Brakeman Crushed By Cars Dies Manuel Campania, an employee of the Maul Agricultural Co., was run over by a train loaded cane cars, near Keahua, on Thursday morning of last week, and so badly Injured that he died about 5:30 o'clock the same day. The accident occurred shortly before noon. The unfortunate man was employed as a brakeiiian and was engaged in switching cars when bis foot caught in a frog on the track and a number of cars passed over him severing both legs. A coroners inquest held last Sunday before Deputy Coroner Man uel S. Deponte returned a verdict of accidental death. Campania was 29 years of age nnd a native or Mpain. lie was married ind is survived by a widow and 3 children. Arthur Berg, president and man ager of the Bishop Insurance Agency, of Honolulu accompanied by Mrs. Berg, was a visitor in Wailuku this week. Islands To Go Dry After Next Tuseday Licence Board To Control Liquor For Medical And Other Purposes Ice Cream In Bar Rooms Booze Sup ply Partically Gone Now Those who have not had the fore thought, like the little busy bee, to lay in a supply for future needs, are certain to be vcrv much tin against it ifler Tuesday. That is those who have a chronic thrist. For all signs point to an awful dry spell. But according to all reports there are a number ot quite formidable private reserve stocks stowed awav, which may quite considerably defer the fatal day to these forehanded ones. The Sheppard bill goes into effect ifter August 20, or next Tuesday, from which time the only alcoholic liquor that may be purchased in the territory must be for medical, scienti fic or mechanical and sacramental purposes. Ice Cream Now The two Wailuku hotels which now have liars, will probably turn their bar-rooms into ice-cream parlors. The Maui Hotel has already planes perfected for installing an up-to-date soda and ice cream making plant, to be put to use very shortly alter King Alcohol retires. The bar room will be lilted with tables, and ladies will have the privilege of sipping soda ml eating ice cream in this here-to- fore forbidden precinct, if they so de sire. (Continued on Page Eight.) Civic Convention Is Formally Called Off Whole Territory Except Part Of Ho nolulu Either Indifferent Or Op posed To Meeting This Year Chamber Passes On Matter There will be no civic convention this year. This was finally determin ed at the meeting of the chamber of commerce held yesterday afternoon. The committee which bad had the matter in hand read communications from llilo, Kona, Kauai and the Jap- inese Merchants' Association, of Ho nolulu opposing the holding of the meeting this year on account of the shortage of labor, and the difficulty of sending a satisfactory representa- ion under the circumstances. The Honolulu chamber of commerce, Ad Club, and Rotary Club bad 'each voted to hold the meeting, although letters were, read from niemW rs of lhe.se bodies expressing the opinion that, while the writers believed it. a mistake to postpone the convention. it the same time it did not seem pro bable that a really representative gathering could be secured. Practi cally all of the organizations which replied to the inquiry of the local hotly, expressed the view that the next convention, whenever held, hotild be in Maui. Alter hearing the report of the com mittee a resolution was adopted that no civic convention be held this year. Prisoners May Be Made Small Farmers Sheriff Crowell has asked the sup rvisora to make arrangements with '. E. King, owner of the vacant lot just south of the county clerk's of- ce, for the use of the of the property is a garden by the county prisoners. He also asked for authority to pur chase a number of small pigs to be distributed at different jails through out the county to utilize the refuse from the jail kitchens. The matter was turned over to the haiiinan of the board. If the plan is carried out the sheriff believes that lh prisoners will be able to produce i considerable portion of their own food, and in the matter of the King lot convert an overgrown thicket of weeds into a place of considerable at tractiveness. LAHAINA RESIDENTS MAKE HAUEAKALA TRIP A mountain party from Lahaina made the trip to the summit from D. T. Fleming's Kula home last Tues day, returning the following day. They repent a fine view of the crater but mi extremely unpleasant ascent on account of a heavy rain which con tinued most of the trip up. In the parly were Mr. and Mrs. 1). T. Fleming and 2 children, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Capwell, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark, and J. E. Cannon. GERMAN RESERVES ARE OVER HALF USED UP Allies Gain Steadily In Face Of Stubborn Resistance General Withdrawal In Picardy Expected Soon Rolshcviki Now Want War With Allies-Consul-General Poole May Have Left Moscow (ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES) 1:30 P. M. Honolulu, August 16 A. S. Prescott, manager of Standard Oil Com pany here, taken ill suddenly at noon yesterday and died this morning. Cause of the death was a hemorrhage of the brain. HOLLMAN MAY BE HEAD OF HOSPITAL Dr. Harry Hollman, acting surgeon U. S. public health service, has been offered position as superintendent of the Queen's Hospital. It is ex pected he will accept. PAPER MONEY LIKELY TO BECOME COMMON HERE City and County employees will be paid in currency, Honolulu banks having adopted this mainland policy at request of Secretary McAdoo to use currency in order to buiid up government's gold reserve. A Tokio cable to a Japanese paper tells of rice riots. Troops fired upon a mob in Osaka, where hundreds were injured and many killed. Troops killed 2 rioters in Kobe and wounded over 100. The homes of rice owners were burned and the situation is growing worse. OF COURSE! Amsterdam, August 16 Berlin official dispatch declares emperor Charles and Kaiser are in complete agreement. ALLIES PUSH AHEAD IN PICARDY French Army Headquarters, August 16 Allies occupied Villers les Roye and St. Aurin and reached old line of trenches at Armincourt yes terday, and now press towards Chaulnes-Roye line. Also took Damery woods. GERMANS USING TIRED TROOPS Canadian Army, August 16 Captured village Pasvillers this morning, took prisoners and machine guns. Artillery activity indicates German resistance is stiffening. Hostile aircraft also active. Thirty-four enemy divisions are engaged including 11 fresh and two tired ones. GERMAN'S HAVE I.OST 6 MILLIONS Paris, August 16 Total German war losses arc now placed at 6 millions by Paris papers. French advanced 2i miles west of Roye. BRITISH PRESSURE SHOW ING RESULTS Indon, August U South of Albert the l'.rilish have slightly ad vanced lines northeast of Morclaneourl. The enemy has made further slight retirement on the Lys salient, envacuating villages of Yieux and I'.erquin south of Mcrris and retiring between 1 and 2 miles on a 9 mile front. , PdG GERMAN RETIREMENTS EXPECTED SOON Allies have effectively renewed the pressure against the Picardy lines in the region of Rove. Enemy is clinging to Roye determined)' as bulwark of defense, but the French and Ilritish have taken positions to make a prolonged retention of the town doubtful. Roye is fast becoming 1he apex of a salient which invites a crush ing Allied stroke. If Allies pressure is effectively maintained appar ently the enemv withdrawal on sector north of Albert must result. The completed extent of retirement not clear. Albeit is still held by Ger mans but Pifitish arc on the outskirts. French have captured more high ground west of the Oise north west Ridecourt. OVER HALF GERMAN RESERVES SAID TO RE GONE London, August 16 It is believed Germans have already used up 15 reserve divisions, and experts say enemy has only 1 fresh divisions on the entire western front. Along the Yesle German artillery is lessening, while French-American pressure is being maintained. On the Italian front situation is normal. DAY'S CASUALTIES Washington, August 16 Eighteen killed in action; 25 severely wounded. Amsterdam, August 16 Don Cossacks cleared left bank of the Don of opponents and are now marching on Caragin. 10:15 P. M., Thursday. P,0 .E REGULATIONS APPROVED Honolulu, August 15 Governor McCarthy has apprived the liq uor regulations framed by the liquor board, which will be printed throughout the territory and become effective on the 20th. AMERICAN CASUALTIES Washington. August 15 Twenty-seven killed in action, 7 died of wounds, 42 wounded, 25 missing. CANADIANS TAKE TWO TOWNS London, August 15 Canadians captured Damery and Parvillers, northwest of Roye. Ihilish lines southeast of Troyart advanced a short distance. FRENCH ALSO GAIN SI.IG1ILY Paris, August 15 French gained between the Met, and Oise livers near Ridecourt. Operations mostly minor. HUN SPY CAPTURED IN SPAIN Washington, August 15 Robert Say, who was convicted of hav ing placed bombs aboard a war supply ship, and who later escaped, has been apprehended in Spain. He is being returned without extradi tion. MORE MONEY FOR FRANCE Fiance has been given an additional loan of .S2(X.000.(KX). P.OI.SI I EVIKI ANXIOUS FOR WAR W ITH ALLIES Consul-General Poole, at Moscow, has informed the state depart ment that Lenine declared repeatedly before official gathering of So- (CoHtinucJ on Pujc V.ujht) y v .