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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1908
Honolulu, Mny 8. In regard to
the disposal of the rliargv of hrih
ery, on which Eugen Pevnm hollo
w iih indicted hint September by the.
Territorial prand jury, it turns out
from invoslidntion thnt (bounty At
torney John Cathe::rt nolle prov
ed tho case. When the matter
vrni brought to the attention of At
torney G-neral Hemcnwny n few
days ago he instructed one of his
deputies to look into the matter
and to find out what disposition
had been made of it.
This investigation resulted in the
discovery that the case had been
very quietly nolle prossed by Coun
ty Attorney Catheart last Decem
ber, the reason for this strange ac
tion being given as a promise of
Devauchelle to leave tho Territory.
Devauchclle kept his promise all
right, to the extent of leaving mid
being gone several weeks, but he
quickly returned to this city nfter
the affair had blown over and the
case been apparently "fixed."
In Fpeaking of the matter this
morning the Attorney General
Btated ihat he would have an in
vestigation made and find out, if
possible, why nothing had been
done in spite of Devauchelle's ap
parent defiance of the authorities
in his retiirp to Hawaii. He ac
knowledged - that from a hasty
glance at the matter it looked
rather queer that so serious a
charge should be dropped quietly
without any action being taken.
He stated that he had known noth
ing of the matter 'ill it was recent
ly brought to his attention, as it
had been left wholly in the hands
of Cathcart as County Attorney.
In regard to the Lee Let case, it
is likely that it will come up with
in the next two or three weeks, as
Chief of Detei tives Taylor, whom
it is alleged Lee Let tried to bribe,
is expected back on the Sheridan,
which sailed for Honolulu from
San Francisco yesterday.
Tracked to Pali.
Honolulu, May 8. What may
prove to be a double tragedy oc
curred at Wahiawa, Kauai, last
Sunday night. Sumakichi, a Jap
anese who has been acting some
what queerly for some time, stabb
ed his wife and then fled. He was
followed by his footprints to the
ton of a pali which drops about a
hundred foet into the deep sea.
There the footprints were lost, but
it is believed the man either jump
ed or fell into the.sea.
At the time that Sheriff Rico left
Kauai to come to Honolulu a.? a
witnesf in the case of John Paris,
charged with illicit stilling, the
woman had not died, thouuh it was
not believed she could recover. She
was stabbed in the abdomen and
in the shoulder.
Honolulu, May 8. The Hawa
iian Pineapple Growers' Associa
tion was organized yesterday after
noon. Its objects are the develop
ment of the pineapple industry of
the Islands, and the securing of
greater economy and improvements
in the methods of cultivation pack
ing, transporting and marketing of
pir.eapples and the products there
of. The following otlicers were elect
ed: J. D. Dole, president; W. H.
Baud, vice president; T. H. Petrie,
secretary and treasurer, and D. B.
Murdoch, auditor. The directors
will be J. D. Dole, W. H. Raird,
T. H. Petrie, Geo. K. Davies, L. (i.
Kellogg, L. A. Thurston, W. A.
Baldwin, A. W. Ernies and Will
The output of the Islands last
year was something over 1'.(",(HX)
eases. This year it will boo88,()(l0
cases. Next year it is expected
that it will be well beyond a half
Honolulu, May X. "I was as
tonished at what I found contained
in the timber limits of the Hawaiian
Mahogany company. The amount
of IuhiIht, of 1 m tli koa and 'ohia, is
very much more than I had any
idm of when I arrived here and that
company is certain of a magnificent
future. I have never seen any ma
hogany that equals the koa in tex
ture and beauty while the possibil
ities Itefore the ohia industry are
grand. I am enthusiastic and can
realize very well why the memlxTs
of the company are the same way."
Daniel 1 Muinbrue, of Rilling,
Montana, summarized his impres
sions gained during a tour of the
Hawaii lumloring grounds in this
way. So enthusiastic is he that he
is now on his way to ' Montana to
close out his interests there and re
turn to the Islands. "I have not
entered into any contract with the
Mahogany company," he said, "but
I am coming back t take my
Mr. Mumbi;ue is a lumlorman of
many years' experience, having two
sawmills working now in tne pine
lands north of Rilling finishing up
a tie contract for the Chicago, Mil
waukee and St. Paul railroad, but
he is not here as a representative of
that company, as reported by n Hilo
paper. His trip here is to get in
touch with the local situation and
familiar with the conditions so as to
aide to return to the mainland
and talk almut another contract
with the Chicago and Milwaukee
people or somf other company.
"I have not made any contracts
here," he said, "liccause I have not
been in any position to make any
definite propositions, but I am going
now to knock down my mill ma
chinery cither for shipment here or
for sale. Then I am coming back,
probably in August. The mills I
have running now arc turning out
from fourteen to fifteen hundred ties
a day, my output last year having
been about three hundred thousand.
What I want to do now is to make
arrangements for marketing ohia ties
and to cut them here on a royalty
"As to being able to market all
the ties that can be cut here there
is no question about it at all. The
trouble with the tie business, has
been to find the ties, not the market
In the United States for the tracks
now laid, just for renewals of ties,
there are required one hundred and
eighty millions every year. On the
Santa Fe system alone, the company
now Imying ties here, the yearly
demand is for live million, ami this
is for existing track, not taking into
consideration any new lines that
may be built at all. As for the
fitness of the ohia, the ordinary soft
wood tie has an average life of four
years, me nest wiute oaK anout six
years and the ohia probably fifteen
years, while I lelieve that some ohia
ties under actual trallie have lasted
longer than that. ,
"Rut there are other uses for ohia.
That wood is too valuable anyway
tube used for ties. Hie greatest
wounder to me is that this has not
been talked of lcfore because it has
been demonstrated on every plan
tation on the island of Hawaii. .'
was told these by plantation man
agers that whenever a wooden part
of any of the agricultural imple
ments gave out or a part of a wagon
had to be replaced they used ohia
and the wood invariably outlasted
the other woods in the machine or
vehicle. And yet, with this fact
known, you people have kept on
imiiorting parts from the east of
hardwood when you had a letter
win id right at your door and knew
it. Ohia can lc worked up into
flooring, liccause it docs not warp so
badly as oak when luiiig seasonei
and it is just as hard; it can be useil
for the wooden parts of machinery
ami made into reaches, spokes
felloes and hubs for wagons. It is as
perfectly solid in grain as the bee
maple and so tar as 1 can see runs
pretty high into char lumber,
saw some of it sawn and it surprise
'I should think that it would Ik?
an admirable wood for block paving.
It has been said that it would wear
too smooth, but could it possibly
wear smoother or be more dangerous
than a cobblestone road or gi t so
smooth that a sharp cork would not
hold in it? Wealing smooth ought
to lie a licncfit. The main objections
road-builders find with cedar is that
it does not wear smooth, but in pits.
'The koa prospects are niagnili-
ent. There will have to lie special
machinery to handle the logs but
that can be easily supplied and the
transportation of the lumber to tide
water will be settled very shortly
when the new railroad is finished.
They are laying steel there now and
within sixty days, I should say, the
ine will be ready for use. The ex
tent of the koa forests is amazing
nd the great trees there are a reve
lation. Think of trees twelve feet
in circumference, and these are
quite common there. I saw some
trees that would scale at least five
thousand feet. Those are magnifi
cent. It will be to handle such
trees that the special machinery will
lie required, for some of the logs
will weight up to sixty anil seventy
tons and will require some handling.
Rut there is no question about the
success that the company will have
with that lumber and every bit of it
will find a ready sale, even down to
the roots, where some of the most
lieautiful cuts obtainable can lie
'It was the sight of the few pieces
of koa on exhibition' in Honolulu.
ighteen months ago that brought
me back here this time, I was here
as a tourist on my wedding trip at
that time, but I had time to get in
terested in the koa. But all the pre
conceived ideas I had and all the
talk I had heard hail not prepared
me for what I saw- during my trip
through the forests with Mr. Harris,
the manager of the company. 'I
don't believe the owners in that
country realize what a big thing
Mr. Mumbrue paid some atten
tion to the agricultural prospects in
Kona during his trip as well as to
investigate the lumbering possibil
ities and he is almost as enthusiastic
over the fruit passibilities of that
country as over the ohia and koa.
He has not gone into the questions
very deeply however and asked why
in the name of common sense; it was
that there were not fast fruit steam
ers plying -between Hawaii and the
mainland and supplying that dis
trict with the fruit for which there
is a constant demand.
Must Pay for Jewelry.
Honolulu, May 9. Frank Kru
ger, tho local jeweler, obtained an
injunction from Judge Lindsay
this morning forbidding tho paying
out of any money in the hands of
Alexander & Baldwin, belonging
to Prince David Kawanakoa, and
also restraining the sale, or other
disposal, of 1,500 shares of stock in
the Kapiolani Estate till his judg
ment of $537.50 is satisfied.
The interesting feature of the
occasion conies from the manner in
which the note on which the judg
ment is based came into Kruger's
hands. It is stated on the best of
authority that the engagement
ring, wedding ring and other
jewelry which were presented to
Princess Kawanakoa by her - hus
band at the lime of their engage
ment and wedding was purchased
from Kruger and that David gave
his note for the jewelry, promising
to pay shortly after his marriage.
Tho money, however, did not come
forth when it was expected and
after renewing the note a few times
Kruger sued and judgment was ob
tained. In the meantime Kruger was in
trouble. Tho jewelry had been
bought by him from wholesale
houses in San Francisco and when
time passed without payment they
became desirous of hearing from it.
Using continually in business rela
tions with these linns Kruger had
to keep his credit up and was forced
to sell a number of shares of Kihei
stock, on which he had been figur
ing for a nice little net-t egg for his
0 der days. It seems a strange
coincidence that now, when, the
Kihei plantation is going out of
existence through its purchase by
the Hawaiian Commercial t Sugar
Co., Kruger should get an injunc
tion which prevents David's receiv
ing any money from the sale of
this same stock.
It is said that tin1 original bill
for the jewelry ran far above the
amount of the present, claim and
that over two-thirds has already
been paid in, tliough no more ap
peared to be forth-coming.
EDMUND H. HART
Notaht Public, CoNVKYANCEa
AoenttoHrant Marriage Licenses
Otlice, Circuit Court, 2ml Circuit.
Market Street. Wailuku
Nothing but the best of
Well Known Standard Brands
RAINIER AND PRIMO
25c 2 Glasses 25c
Island Sporting People
T. B. LYONS, Prop.
Delivered in Wailuku every Saturday
and at Paia and Hamaknapoko on
Wednesdays at lowest prices.
POTATOES, WATERMELONS, BUTTER, ECCS
POULTRY, SUCKLING PIGS, CORN, ETC
Telephone Orders to
A. H. Ldndgraf
Propriktor KA LUA FARM.
Telephone No. 359.
We have only two Gentle
men's Blue Sertre Suits of
tlie famous IIoHmann & Roth
child. make left. Those ele
gant' suits sell in Honolulu
for $20.00, our price now
14.00 per suit...
IHAUi DRUG STORE
V. A. VETLESEN. Prop.
Sanitary Steam Laundry
Ouucuntcch First-CluttM Work of
Wagons call for work and make
SPECIAL RATES Ft R FAMILIES.
S. DtiCKBR, Mnocr.
Have you tried the
If Not, Why Not?
COR.-,i;i M UK Land FORT STS
l-..p sale by
KAHULUI STORE, KAHULUI.
I'.UA STOKE, PAIA.
MAKE YOUR OWN GAS.
The Sunlight "OMEGA" Acetelyn
Generators IIAVIi NO EQUAL
We are the Agents for the "OMEGA" an ) cheerfully give
GENERATORS from 10 Its. to 300 Its.
FIXTURES of all kinds.
COMPLETE PLANTS properly installed.
Let us talk "GAS MACHINE" to you and we can convince you
that you require an outfit to make your home complete.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO'S
MERCHANDISE! DEPARTMENT Sole Agents
Chas. M. Cooke, Pres.
W. L. Decoto, 2nd Vice-Fres.
C. I). Lufkin, Cashier
Accounts of Individuals, Corporations and
Interest Paid on
Foreign Exchange Issued
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent at Reasonable Rates.
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
Plans and Estimates Furnished.
Small Jobs and Repair Work by Day
or Cont ract.
Wailukc, Maui, T. H.
II. OK AMUR A
ICE CREAM PARLOR
Orders laken for ICE CREAM.
' FRUITS, NUTS, CIGARS: .
Ice Cold Drinks Always on Hand.
Market St. : : Wailuku. Man
V"" Trade Marks
rntW f Copyrights Ac.
AnTonftflpndlng nnketrb and description my
qnlrkly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention in probably patentable. Communtra
timiatitrtcily confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent
tent froe. Oldest auem'jr for seournifcT patent.
Patents taken through Muun & Co. reculr
tptcUU notice, without cliarne, iu the
A handnomHT Ulnntrntfd wet it It. 1. unroot cir
culation it any 8-itMHlil" iourmiJ. Ti rmn. 9i a
yt'ttr: four m.nitha, L boM by all newtsrtonlsr.
MUNN&Ca.36'8 Ncw Ysrk
Branch Orllta. tnt V B'.. Waahluitlun. I). C.
Machines for sale on the
Big Discount for Cash
Machines for Rent
Uy the D:iy, W'jek or Month.
DELIVKRKD and CALLED FOR.
We have just received a new line
of Automatics and Family Ma
chines and all kinds of Needles
S. DECKER, Agent.
P. O. Rox 25. Telephone 221.
Main Street, - - - Wa.l'uku
Next Door to Wailuku Cash Store.
Win. Ilenning, V'ice-I'res.
R. A. Wadsworth, Director
H. J. Morvay, Asst. Cashier
on All Parts of the World.
STEAMER TIME TABLE.
DATE NAME FROM
May 15 Korea San Francisco
16 China Yokohama
23 Xcvadan San Francisco
23 Manchuria Yokohama
26 America Maru San Francisco
27 Manuka -.Colonies
29 Alameda San Francisco
30 Nippon Maru Yokohama
30 Aorangi .'...Victoria
June I Siberia San Francisco
6 Nebraskau San Francisco
6 Asia Yokohama
8 . China San Francisco
10 ' Ililonian San Francisco
13 Mongolia..; Yokohama
15 Manchuria San Fancisco
19 Alameda San Francisco
20 Nevadan San Francisco
23 Nippon Maru San Francisco
23 Hongkong Maru Yokohama
24 Manilla Colonies
27 Manuka Victoria
30 Asia .San Francisco
DATE NAME FOR
May 15 Korea.....' Yokohama
16 Nebraskau San Francisco
16 China San Francisco
19- Ililonian San Francisco
23 Manchuria San Francisco
26 America Maru kohama
27 Manuka Victoria
30 Nevadan ' San Francisco
30 Nippon Maru San Francisco
30 Aorangi ...Colonies
June 1 Siberia ..Yokohama
3 Alameda San Francisco
6 Asia San Francisco
8 China Yokohama
13 Nebraskan San Francisco
13 Mongolia San Francisco
15 Manchuria .... Yokohama
16 Ililonian San Francisco
23 Nippon Maru Yokohama
23 Hongkong Maru. .San Francisco
24 Alameda San Francisco
24 Maramn Victoria
27 Manuka Colonies
27 Nevadan San Francisco
30, Asia Yokohama
T II K
Maui Casket and Coffin
lias removed to A. N. Kcpoikai'a
I 'or. Main and Market Sts.
Plmne 412. Wailuku, Maui.
W. J. MOODY, Mi.
HUGH M. COKE.
Not hv Public.