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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1907
Three Lives Lost
Two women and a child drowued Id
a place which but two weeks ago
was dr' land is the week's record of
accidents in Waimea.
During the recent heavy rains the
freshets in the mountains sent a tre
mendous lot of water down tho Va1'
nieu river doing considerable damage.
The breakwater built last year saved
the upper valley from being washed
out to sea, but it proved to be too low
us the water rushed over it and Cut
out a hole ten feet deep and some
thirty live feet in diameter between
the embankment and a house occu
pied by Ah Chun, the poi men.
Saturday afternoon Ah Chun's
wife and seven year old son went out
,to cut grass, and while the mother
was gathering it up tne boy was
playing beside the. pool. During the
play he got too far out on the per
pendicular edge of the whole and fell
into the water. The mother seeing
this and not realizing that the water
was deep jumped in to rescue him,
hut not being able to swim, herself
began to drown. Mrs. Ping Chong,
a bride of but a few day, lived across
the street and heard the screams
and ran to assist her neighbor, but
wa3 herself precipitated into th1
water. Several Chinese were wit
nesses to the accidents but were. un
able to swim ran off to get some Ne.
fives to help them. Before they re
turned with the help both the women
and the bey were drowned, Mrs. Ah
Chun's body floating on the water,
while the bodies of the other two had
sunk to the bottom. The corpses of
the boy and Mrs. Ping Chong were
secured later by Natives who dived
down and found them. -Garden Island.
H. E. Picker came dotth a week
ago last Friday to look after the
Kauaians and help them to get in
sured if they are not.' He' thought
he was ready to start in working the
island at once but be was mistaken.
A couple of days before leaving Ho
nolulu he went onboard the Andrew
Welch to see a friend off and intend
ed to go ashore in the tug which tow
ed the vessel out of port. To get on
board the tug he had to be transfer
ed from the vessel to it in a small
boat, but on attempting to enter the
latter he got his right leg between
the boat and the side of the vessel
and got it badly jammed. The swell
at the same carried the boat away
and Mr. Picker was precipitated in
to the brine. He dived under the
vessel in order to avoid being knock
ed on the head by the small boat and
had to swim around in the blue Paci
fic for a quarter of an hour before he
was fished aboard ayaiu. This little
adventure did not deter Mr, Picker
from starting out on the business
trip of Kauai that he had previously
planned. Arrived in Lihue his leg
began to ache, howeve, and he soon
found that he would have to consult
a physician about it. Dr. Putman
said that while it was not a dang
erous affair in its present state, it
might easily develop into some thing
every serious and recommended that
he stay at the hospital for a few day.
in order to receive the proper care.
This advice has been followed, and
Mr. Picker is now at the Lihuo Hos
pital but hopes to be out again in a
day or two. Garden Island.
Los Angeles, March 12. The long
est sentence ever Imposed by a
United States court In a smuggling
case fell to William Gerald today.
He was convicted by a jury of bring
ing eight Chinese into this country,
and Judge Wellhorn sentenced hint
to four years at hard labor in Sim
Queutin and find him 14000. An ap
peal will be taken and a stay of exe
Gerald was captured with the
launch Neptune at San Diego by cus
tom officials at San Diego; and the
Mongolians were found aboard. He
claimed he found them shipwrecked
and rescued them. The Chinese told
conflicting stories, and admitted pay
ing an agent of Gerald considerable
money for smuggling them in.
Gerald has already served a four
year's sentence for stealing abaloues
from Chinese and a six months' sen
tence for smuggling.
Johnson to Lead
Cleveland (O.), March 12. A'il
liam Jennings Bryan will make tin
race for the Presidency in 11)08 under
the personal direction of Muyor Tom
L. Johnson of this city, accoidlng to
an announcement printed tonight in
the Mayor's official political organ.
Johnson will have charge of the or
gan: Johnson will have charge of
the organization and soliciting and
distributing of funds.
The announcement further states
that Bryan believes that Johnson
embodies those qualities which made
the late Senator Marcus A. Hannu
such a power in the political word,
namely, financial finesse, executive
ability, power of organization and a
The matter was first discussed
shortly after Bryan's return from
bis trip around the world, and it is
said that the Nebraskan's secret
visit to the Mayor here Sunday in
volved a thorough discussion of the
plans for the coming campaign. It
is claimed that the visit and its miss
ion were kept secret because Bryan
and Johnson do not believe the
psycliolonical moment has arrived
for making the matter public.
In the House.
A communication from the Depart
ment of Public Works was read at
the opening of the session. This
communication was relative to the
cost and expenditures of the various
water works systems, furnished at
the request of the House by resolu
tion yesterday. The communication
was filed and referred to the Nouanu
Relative to the Honolulu Water
Works reported that the books show
ed that there had been spent for per
manent improvements since estab
The amount expended for running
expenses for past four years follows:
To June 30, 1903 f4G.687.15
" " " 1904 57.9G0.05
" " " 1905 58,859 81
" " " 1906 C4.275 96
Moneys reserved for permanent
improvements to the system on un
completed cont-r.cts, $118,196.49.
' The report, included a tabulated
statement showing the distribution
of the above.
Senate Bills Nos. 135, 70, 67, 66,
and 49 were reported from the
Senate and passed the first reading
in the House.
A joint resolution originating in
the Senate yesterday petitioning the
Federal government for an amend
ment the Federal government for an
amendment to the Organic Act,
which will transfer title of property
to the Tei ritory, instead of leaving
it in the Federal control, was pre
sented to the House and on moli n
The Finance Committee in report
ing on House Bill No. 135 to amend
Section 1265, recommended that ac
tion on it be indefinitely postponed.
The object of this bill, tho committee,
considered, to be to prolong for one
year the interest and taxes that have
become delinquent, and does injustice
to prompt tax payers. The report
The eamu committee also reported
on Senate Bill 56 entitled an act,
Providing for Refuuding Eonded In1
The Finance Committee recom
mended the passage of House Bill 119
amending Section 1195 of Act 89,
with several changes, suggested.
The report was adopted.
The House parsed a resolution
providing for the appointmentof a
joint committee consisting of two
members of the Senate and three
from the House to investigate the
condition of wluwve and 'anding
in t'.e Territory and ri'iMir'-sanuV at
the next seosiou of the Legislature.
A bill was introduced by Kaluua
amending the Sunday observance
law. Tho gist of I lie amendment it
contained In the following clauses:
"This Act shull not be construed
to permit the sale of fruit, tobacco,
cigars, ice cream or soda water in
stores or shops dealing in other mer
"This Act shall not he construed
as permitting the conducting uf any
show theatre, circus or entertaiu
meut on Sunday for pay, or to which
an admission it made."
The bill passed the first reading.
No Teachers at the .
There was no meeting of the Edu
cation committee of the Legislature
last night to hear the opinion of the
public and the school teachers con
cerning futures legislation because no
part of tho public and none of the
teachers appeared with either sug
gestions or kicks. In their absence
the committee members agreed to
accept the suggestions of the Super
intendent of Public Instruction and
let it go at that.
"We have given the teachers a
chanco to make themso'ves heard,
we have advertised a public meet
ing and attended it, and now we
don't want to hear any furth
er kicks from the teachers about
the matter," said Chairman Long of
tho committee last night, after he
hud waited until nearly half past
eight for some teachers to appear
"We lake it that the teachers have
shown by their absence from this
meeting tin t they have full confidence
in Superintendent Babbitt, and If
thev have full confidence we cannot
have anything else. We will recom
mend that his suggestions regarding
the rearrangement of salaries be
adopted and the appropriation made
on the basis of the list he has given
It will be gratifying for the public
school teachers of the Territory to
know that the schedule prepared by
the Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion approves in nearly all cases of a
substantial raise in salary for the
teachors, in some cases of nearly fifty
per cent, over what they are now re
ceiving. The schedule is based on
three points: denomination of certifi
cates, length of service and number
of pupils under instruction. For
length of service the suggestion is
that for each three years a teacher
has been in the employment of the
government he or she shall receive
$5 a month additional.
The schedule puts the majority of
the salaries back to where they were
before the cut of twenty per cent,
was made and then adds the addi
tional amount for length of service.
This is not done all the way through,
for some teachers have been receiv
ing increased salaries since the cut
The .dea is, however, to bring the
whole salary question to a uniform
basis on the three poi nt 9 stated.
The total amount which will be ask
ed for salaries at this session amounts
to approximately $706,000, an in
crease over the Inst biennial period
of nearly $200,000.- Advertiser Mar.
Out Under Fire.
Washington, March 12. The trial
of Binger Hermann on the charge of
destroying records of the Land Office
proceeded today. E. A. Hitchcock,
former Secretary of the Interior,
was put upon the stand by the prose
cut ion this afternoon. He detailed
the circumstavces leading up to the
retirement of Hermann from the
Land Office, which lie slated in an
swer to a question was not voluntary.
Hitchcock identified the Holsinger
report, which was the basis of the
alltired land fraud cases against
Hyde, Dimond, Benson and Schneid
er. He said that he learned of this
report s me time after It had been
made, and not through Hermann.
He took the matter up with the Pre
sident, and some time in December,
Ll)02, Hermann was tskrd to resign.
On January 10th Hermann was again
urged to remirn because of matters
contained in this teport, and was
told that if lie did not no so be would
At the request of the late Senator
Mitchell Hermann was given time to
arrange his atTairs, and his reMun
tion was acci-pted on February 1,
Ktimciic to Bring
It was origina'I.v given out by the
Board of Immigration that the steam
ship Kiimeiic, chartered by JC, R
Slack utile, was to tiring out a mixed
company of Kuropeau immigrants
Spanish from Malaga and Portuguese
from Madeira. This plan has been
changed nd the Kiuneric will have
none but Madeira people.
Secietary J. P. Cooke says that
tho number of immigrants the ship
would briny was yet uukown. Jt
will probably range from 1200 to
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