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WAILUKU, MAULH. T., SATURDAY. JULY 10, 1 909
What is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
Two Buildings Burned And
Much Damage Done.
Wniluku has been visited with
three fires (luring three successive
nights and the last one was n serious
escape from destruction of the whole
of Market street.
On Thursday evening a lire alarm
was sent in that called out the
volunteer fire eonliany. It was
found that a lamp had been over
turned and a small blaze started in
the Higashi Hotel. The following
evening a fire started in the Maui
Shinbun and a bad fire was narrow
ly averted by the prompt action of
Captain Charles Lake.
' 'It was about midnight of Satur
day that an alarm of fire was given
and a largo blaze discovered in the
Moritaki bath house which is just
back of the Aloha Saloon. Just as
the blaze was discovered Morouna
passed Market street in his passen
ger automobile. He displayed ex
cellent judgement in going at once
at 'full speed to the tire station and
hacked up just as Joseph F. Welch
and J. L. Coke reached the station.
The two firemen jumped into the
auto and took hold of the steering
handles of the fire hose wagon.
There was no means of making the
wagon fast. The men drew the
wagon after the auto that was put
to full speed toward the fire. Down
Mainjstreet they fairly flew. There
was no. llrakc on the hose ; wagon
while the grade is one of six per
cent and smooth. Moruono took
desperate chances of having his
machine smashed by the heavy
wagon but succeeded in reaching the
fire without damage.
In three minutes from the time
the hose wagon left 'the fire station
it is estimated the water was play
ing on the fire while the distance
traveled was almost half a mile.
At the fire Welch and Coke were
joined by C. D. Lufkin, Sheriff Saf
fery, George 15. Schradorand Harney
Joy and Joseph O'Brien, both of
the latter being from Honolulu, and
each of the men rendered valuable
service to the town.
There were many local people who
did every thing possible to assist
while many used such had judge
ment that their efforts were a de
cided detriment instead of a gain.
A number of the men broke down
doors of houses that were not des
troyed and damaged much of the
contents of the building.' This can
not be charged up to lack of discip
line on the part of the firemen for
the reason that there were but two
or three firemen present.
Three buildings were burned to
the ground and others were seriously
damaged. W. T. Robinson estimates
his lost at 1000, Ilotu l",00, Hi
gashi $460, Morotaki U00, Pomba
and Fcrreira $350, while many
others sustained losses that would
probably bring the loss up to about
Had there been any wind it is
certain that all of Market street
would have gone.
The fire hose has proven to be one
of the best investments the county
has ever made. Too much can not
bo said in praiso of Mourono and
the men who fought the fire to a
finish and especially should Wailuku
remember the services of liarney
Joy and Joe O'Brien.
O, A. Steven, formerly with Jnines If.
Morgan, has gone to the interior of the
l'lulippines to obtain lnhor for the plan
tations on these islands. lie expects to
secure a superior class of men.
The Reds Are Victorious at
An unusually large crowd gather
ed at Sunnyside Saturday to wit
ness the shirts of the day. The
sports at this favorite resort gather
a larger crowd each year and this
year was not an exception to the
A hard fought base ball game be
tween the Maui Agricultural team
and the l'uunene team with a score
of 10 to 12 in favor of the Maui
Agricultural Company was the re
sult of the annual meet of those two
teams who meet each year on the
fourth of July for the purpose of
contesting for a cup given some
years ago. The M. A. Co. team has
now won the cup three times in
The polo game was a closely con
tested affair but was finally won by
the Reds in a score of 2 to 3.
The auto trucks of the Kahului
Railroad Company took many per:
sons to and from tho gro'unds to the
great convenience of the public.
There was an abundance of food
and drink of the kind that does not
intoxicate for every one present.
Many minor sports were indulged
in and at the close of tho day the
many wended their way homeward
thoroughly pleased with the days
Are. En joyed by Thousands
The Kahului Railroad Company
entertained thousands of Maui re
sidents Saturday evening by a
grand display of lire works from a
barge anchored in the harbor.
Fire rocketts, Roman candles
and another fire works were fired
without number to the great en
joyment of the public.
Special trains brought hundreds
to the scene of the fireworks, many
came in autos and other vehicles
while many others saw tho fire
works at a distance.
The mangemnnt of the Kahului
Railroad Company is doing much
to bring the people togethor an
nually and show an interest in tho
We havu yet to learn of any
corporation which has been or
ganized for strictly business pur
poses, doing so much for its em
ployees and the public as the allied
corporate interests of Central Maui.
Give Most Enjoyable Dance
One of the most tastefully plann
ed nnd executed entertainments of
tho season was one given by tho
"Breakers" a name given to
Messers R. B. Crawford, H. 13.
Weller, Dr. Fitzgerald and T. D.
5kinner who keep bachelors hall
Coelho Overwhelmingly De
feated for Fire Chief.
The Relf styled Fire Marshall of
Maui, William J. Coelho got what
was coining to him Tuesday even
ing at the hands of tho (ill! com
panies of Wniluku and Kahului.
Coelho was up for re election for
chief engineer of the lire company,
lie wrote to a friend to postpone
the election until Wednesday in
order that lie might be present.
His friend wrote him that he could
nit get the election postponed but
that his (Coelbo's) election was as
sured. When the votes were counted it
was found that Coelho had receiv
ed but one vote from Kahului and
but four from the Wniluku Fire
tnon. Joseph F. Welch was the
man who carried the day. His
election was a well merited one.
Mr. Welch has been a most valu
able man at every fire that Wailu
ku has had here for many years.
He is cool and is ever ready to do
his part without fear or expecta
tion of reward. He lives and works
by the fire station and is always
where he can render almost in
stant assiotance in case of nerd.
It has been the misfortune of
Coelho not to have seen u fire in
Wailuku for a number of years if
at all. There have been many
fires but Coelho was never present.
His family lives in Honolulu but
where he lives no one seems to
He has fcuccecded in getting ap
propriations for the fire company
and considerable equipment that
is of value but to every thing was
a string. Even his own friends
did not claim for him that he win
not working for his own interests
more than for the public. His re
ports and requisitions were redicu
lous and his official acts spectacu
lar. The defeat of Coelho means that
many of those who have withdrawn
from the lire company will again
bo members and one of the
strongest fire organizations in the
territory will be the lot of Maui.
The officers elected were Chief
Engineer Joseph F. Welch, First
Assistant Engineer Charles Wilcox,
Second Assistant Engineer D. Iku
Officers Fire Company No. 1.,
Foreman Charles O'Sullivan; As
sistant Foreman, L. H. Silva.
Officers Fire Company No. 2.,
Foreman, F. J. Vasconcellos;
sistant Foremun, M. 1'icaneo.
The young men erected a plat
form on tho beach adjacent to their
residence. This was enclosed and
decorated with many Japaneso
lanternB of various sizes. On this
platform with tho sky for a ceiling
dancing was kept up until a late
hour by the many guests. The
lawn had been covered with tar
puulins and around this chairs
wore provided. Special mention
is due the excellent music furnish
ed by tho Laniuma Quintet Club
A few who do not dance spent
tlie evoning at cards while others
looked on at the merry makers or
spent the time In conversation.
A very great many of tho best
people of tho island were thcro and
tho hosts did every thing to make
tho evening a most successful one.
Jockey Jim McAuliffe returned to the
islands Inst week by the Aorangi from
Many New Duties and Re
Messers W. V. Rogue, Chairman,
T. B Lyons, Geo. Katihi and Theo.
T. Meyer, the Maui County Board
of Supervisors, assembled in the
County Clerk's office to hold their
regular monthly meeting on the
afternoon of Wednesday July 7th,
while County Clerk W. F. Kaae,
after the Chairman had nipped for
order, proceeded merrily to read
some Iwentv pages or so of the
minutes of the previous session.
It took near three quarters of an
hour to dispose of tho minutes and
communications were taken up.
President E. A. Mott-Sir.ith of
the Board of Health sent in a
letter enclosing correspondence in
reference to the management and
the affairs of the Mnlulnni Hos
pital. There were five Franciscan
Sisters doing the work of the hos
pital, three of them receiving an
allowance for the work nnd two
receive none. Furthermore the
Catholic Mission pays $15.00 a
month for the board of each of
these last two. Hon. W. O. Smith
gave an account of the bringing of
the Sisters out hero to do charit
able work during the Gibson re
gime, when Rev. Father Leonor
went to the headquarters of the
Franciscan Sisters in Syracuse,
New York, and returned with the
Sisters in Oct. 1883. Resides those
domiciled in the Malulani Hos
pital, several of tho sisters are
Btationed at the Leper Settlement,
Molokai, and three at the Kalibi
Kapiolnni Home, Honolulu, charg
ed with tlie care of bringing up the
non-leprous daughters of lepers
sent there from the Leper Settle
The Board 'if Health bad also
appinted a board of trustees to
manage the affairs of the hospital,
whose tenure of office would very
naturally terminate June 30, 1909,
when the oor.trol of the Maluhnii
Hospital pusses from the Board of
Health to the Board of Supervhois
of the County of Maui, so stated
E. A. Mott-Sinith, President of the
Board of Health.
Chief Clerk J. D. Tucker of the
Land Department wrote through
Land Commissioner J. W. Pratt,
who was on Hawaii, the land ex
change for a stable site for Wnilu
ku was lying in abeyance
Petition of Worth' 0. Aiken and
others asking for relocation of por
tions of the pineapple road in the
Haiku district was presented and
action deferred till to-morrow.
Letter from 1). L. Conkling,
Chief Clerk of the Secretary's
Office, was read saying hat tho
session laws of 1909 were ready,
and same would be supplied to the
County at $2.10 a volume, order of
same to be accompanied with the
D. C. Lindsay, Secretary of the
Liquor License Board, acknowledg
ed receipt of the offer to have the
County Sheriff" act ns Inspector for
Deputy Sheriff Lindsey of La
haina sent in his inventory of all
County property in his custody.
L M. Baldwin, County Trens
urer, sent in inventory of County
property in his office. Filed.
Tho Office Supply Company of
1101)0111111 took tho opportunity in
acknowledging tho receipt of an
old Oliver Typewriter sent to them
to bo repaired,-to descant on the
merits of tho latest pattern of the
THE TARIFF BILL
Kuhio Confirms Swindling Stories.-Dr. Scudder
Receives a Call.--Ketchell and Langford
will Fight on Labor Day.
(IMiCIAL TO THE MAUI iNHWti..
Sugar deg. test .'5.92 Beets 10.-. nd.
HONOLULU, July 9. Kllllio confirms all the ronoi-f'snf sivindlinir
nt the races in Hilo. The action of
oeing oum in Honolulu and IIilo cut out in future by sporting men.
A young man giving the name of Baker who claims to be n mln.
live of John T. Baker of Hilo arrived
Hotel people, auto owners and others and then disappeared.
It is reported that the murderer of Elsie Sigel is on the Arizotmn.
Doctor Scudder has received a call to be the Secretary of the
American Board of'New York. He has the matter under considera
tion. Riot defendants are being put on the stand in their own defense.'
Waikiki is now charged with the murder of Wetherell.
WASHINGTON. July 0. The senate has nassod the tnriff bill'
The corporation feature has been
GLACE BAY, July 9. Troops
turbances arising from a miner, strike.
SAN FRANCISCO. Julv 9
for a finish fight at Ely Nevada on
ST. LOUIS. July 9. Brandoiibeig has been released on bail.
PANAMA, July 9. The political conditions of Colnmhin nr
ST. PETERSBURG, July 9.
churia. A garrison of22.000 men
KANSAS CITY, July 9. 2.000
drowned from fioods in Kansas and
HONOLULU, July 8. Tho Japan Times of Tokiosays editorially
that it knows no good of Fred Makino.
James Wilkinson for many years an encineer offt'fio Ininr TilrtnH
boats was buried yesterday.
L. G. Kellogg returned on the
Action in the case of the injunction
poned until Friday.
Merchants have begun enquiring as to the meaning of th6 le'gis-'
latures requirements in the matter, of supplies for the Territory.
Uncle George Bromley died in San Francisco June DOlh.
S. G. Hine who has contracts for the dry dock' arrived on the
Ililonian last night.
WASHINGTON, July 8. The final
Tariff bill will he taken today and
ST. PAUL, July 8. The 21th annual convention of the Christian
HONOLULU, Julv 7. -The defendants' iir'he Riot eases den v'
their intent to raise a tumult.
WAKMTW.'mN .Tiilv 7 Tim
"-l j .. .... .mm i . niri-ii iii Miiipuiiiic uie in
come tax amendment to the tariff providing for a tax on undistributed'
earnings of corporations.
NAIVASHA, July 7. Roo-ovelt shot a lion while the
COLON, July 7. A revolution has been started in Columbia
against President Roys. Towns of Barranguilla andSavilla haveLi-im
captured by the insurgents.
HONOLULU, Juno 7 Mathoson succeeds Conkling today' as
chief clerk of the Governors office and II. Elder takes Mniliesniia nlA,.
on the Advertiser.
Ambassador Obrien on the Mongolia says there is no friction be
hind his return home.
Kinney has asked for an injunction against the methods of the
strikers. The hearing to show cause will tako place today.
EVERETT, Washington, July 7. Banditts held up the Bank of
Commerce here yesterday. They wounded, the cashier and escaped
with a few hundred dollars.
DETROIT, July 7. The lake gunboat Gorothe which was rniinri.
ed missing is safe.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7. Benson has been convicted of land
fraud and has begun his term of penal servitude in San Quintem
The schooner 15. J. Abler witn 21 persons aboard is missing in the
NEW YORK, July 7.-The American Sugar Company pleads not
guilty to the charges made against it.
standard Remington visible Typo
writer, incidentally offering to sell
one to tho County.
Tho Pioneer Mill Co. of Lahaina
through its manager asked per
mission to lay a railroad track for
carrying material from the beach
to fill in the depression near the
Pioneer Hotel. Chairman Pogue
the Hiloites may result in a track
on the Manna Kea bilked the
have arrived here lo ouell di.
Ketchell nnd I
The Jans are fortifvintr in Mn.
has been eni.-ililislux ni Mnt.tn.,
nervous are ho.mol ess mill ft nrii
Missouri The Ins is $1.000 000
Ililonian yesterday with a bride.
against the strikers hns benn mi.
- - ... - - - .Ki.tu wit Villi
the 1 ill will-then be rushed through'
i r.....i i..':....
stated that as tho work had to be
begun immediately he had given
tho permission asked for. Approv
ed. Matt McCann, through his at
torneys, sent in a demand for pay--ment
of salary due' him from the
abortive County Government of
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