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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY; MAY 28, i9l(V
ROUSING ROYAL RECEPTION
GIVEN THE SAN GABRIEL
Over 6000 Welcome the Visitor to Kahului
Portuguese "Make Affair a Success.
. 'Viva San Gabriel' was an all day
- expression last Sunday, the occasion
being tin visit of tin Portuguese
.Cruiser to the island of Maui.
Subjects of the mother country
' turned out en masse, and all na
turalized Portuguese-American for
got for the day that they were in an
American country. A more perfect
day than Sunday last for the enter
tainineutof the officers and crew of
. the Representative of the Portuguese
navy, could pot have been" had.
The sun rose in all its splendor, and
there was not a cloud to mar the
beautiful skies which gave so much
, promise of an exceptionally clear
day. Promptly at daylight the
Cruiser was sighted off Kahului,
and was safely moored a little later
in Kahului harbor, by Captain
Parker. She is the first warship
'sthat has entered Kahului harbor.
. and the first Portuguese warship to
cruise in Hawaiian waters. The
'trip from Honolulu to Kahului was
a smooth one. On board the ship
accompanying the Commander as
his guests were Consul Conavarro,
Mr. and Mrs, J, J. Silva, of Kauai,
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Seahury, Dr.
and Mrs, Caspar, M. A. Gonsalves,
W. Stone and photographer (ion
salves, all of Honolulu.
As scheduled the reception com
mittee was towed out in a decorated
lighter at 8 A. M. by the Tug Leslie
Baldwin, to extend Maui's welcome
to the distinguished visitors. This
committee consisted of Chairman M.
, G. Santos, J. Garcia, A. 1). Fur-'
tado, A, F, Tavares, A. J. Gomes,
John Andrade, Jr., John Vascon
cellos, A. J. Fernandez, A. Fernan
dez Jr. and J. J. Moura. With
them were the members of the
honoray committee consisting of
Hon. H. P. Baldwin, 1 N. S.
Williams, F. F. Baldwin, D. H.
Case. 11. A. Wadsworth, A. N.
Kepoikai, H. B. Penhallow, Judge
Kingsbury and D. C. Lindsay. The
The Cruiser was boarded shortly
after eight where an informal re
ception was had. Introductions
were exchanged, and after a pleas
ant fifteen minutes spent the
Cruiser in company with Command
er Pinto Basto and Consul Cona
varro the committee returned ashore
to await the arrival of the party at 5)
o'clock. Rev. Mr. Santos and J.
Garcia remained aboard to attend
to the various details Necessary for
the proper accommodation of Maui's
guests Promptly at 1) o'clock the
'Leslie Baldwin' was along side the
San Gabriel to convey Commander
Pinto Basto and his officers and
guests ashore, By this time a vast
throng of people from all over the
Island of Maui had congregated on
the wharves and sea shore at
On the wharf the Commander
was greeted by the reception com
mittee again, and saluted by Com
pany "1" of the National Guard
under command of Captain W. E.
Bal. From remarks later made by
the Portuguese Commander, it was
quite evident that this incident was
highly appreciated. Automobiles
were in waiting to convey the va
rious committees, officials and
guests of the cruiser to Tao Valley,
and after accommodations were
provided for all, the machines
wheeled ofT to Tao where an elegant
breakfast had been prepared by.Mrs.
T. Burlein and her assistants. lao
Valley had donned its best and the
combination presented betweeu a
beautiful day without a cloud to
mar the skies, and the shady trees
under which the tables were spread,
the sun peeping in upon the jolly
crowd present, a scene that can
hardly be pictured. Mrs. Burlem's
coffee was enjoyed immensely by
Commander Pinto Basto and all
The Entertaining Committee, who
had charge of the trip through
Central Maul then took the distin
guished guests in hand, and by one
o'clock a dozen automobiles had
congregated at the Kaupakalua
Winery, after a pleasant trip on
Maui's good roads. The visitors
were well pleased with the enter
prise of their countrymen in tin?
section of the Island. All along in
Kaupakalua were evidences of their
labors. Grape arbor after grape
arbor, upon which many of these
people depend for a living, were in
full bloom. Other lines of agricul
ture were also much appreciated.
The next objective point was Puu
nene Mill, which was reached at
two in the afternoon. Here the
party was met by Manager F. F.
Baldwin who escorted the visitors
through the largest sugar mill in
the "world. 'From the line of
questioning it was plainly seen that
the guests were very much interest
ed in the workings of this big mill.
At Kahului more than six
thousand people congregated to
welcome the ollicials at a real Ha
waiian luau. While the entertain
ing committee were conveying the
commander and officials through
central parts of Maui, the crow and
marines of the cauiser were not
overlooked. A special committee
had been appointed to take charge
if tljcsc, some one hundred and
fifty strong, after they landed. At
10 o'clock in the morning the ma
rines were allowed to land and were
shown about the place, and kept en
tertained until the general luau at 2
o'clock. The Maui County Band
in charge of Bandmaster Sohrader
were stationed on the grandstand
of the Kahului Baseball grounds,
and as the Commander, Consul
Canavarro and party entered the
luau grounds, they played the na
tional anthem of Portugal. The
rendition of this music was lustily
The five long tables had been ele
gantly prepared and decorated. They
were laden with fruits and meats
cooked in real old Hawaiian style.
The guests did justice to themselves
when they sat down Ao partake of
these tempting viands. After all
had been seated, and a few more se
lections by the band, "Mr. Santos
made the welcoming speech, expres
sing the gratitude of the Portuguese
people of the Island of Maui in be
ing honored by a visit'from the re
presentatives of the mother country.
The commander replied expressing
his appreciation of the splendid re
ception tendered him and his officers
by the 'good citizcn&'of this island.
He spoke in the Portugurse and
then in the English language. Every
body was surprised to learn how
good anorator thecoinniander proved
himself. His words were couched in
the best of flowery language. Hon.
H. P. Baldwin, a lifelong friend of
the Portuguese, was called upon for
a few words, lie expressed him
self as very much pleased to be able
once more express his friendship for
the Portuguese race, whom he pro
Contiuued on Page 2,
T. BURLEM STABBED
BY A PORTO RICAN
Who Crept up From Behind and Drove Pocket
Knife Into Victim's Side.
Saturday last Mr. T. Burlem of
Wailuku received a letter from Hilo
addressed to his care for Rolina
Rabcllo, wife of Benito Rivera.
About 0 o'clock of Tuesday morn
ing this week he undertook to de
liver the letter, while on his rounds
as. ditch overseer inspecting' the
plantation water system for the
II. C. & S. Co. at the cottage located
beside the river at the mouth of lao
Valley where Rivera and his wife
make their home
On his arrival Burlem tied his
horse in the road and went in to
deliver the letter. Mrs. Rofina Ri
vera was at her washboard, and
after a few words she went iiito the
house saying she had a letter, she
wanted Mr. Burlem's daughter to
mail for her. Mr. Burlem followed
and was standing in the doorway
opening on the cottage verandah,
when all at once said Mr. Burlem
in an interview with the writer for
the Maui News, "I felt some one
make a grab at my body from be
hind. 1 turned around quickly
and saw Benito Rivera holding an
open pocket knife in his hand. He
called me a vile name and told me
to get out.
"I laughed not knowing he had
cut me, and he ran into the house
and came out with a long cane
knife. I got out jumped on my
horse and rode away towards town,
up hill past the reservoir until 1
got by the Camp below the reservoir
near the old Wailuku ditch. There
I felt something wet run down my
left side. I put my hand there and
found, for the first time, I was
bleeding from a cut about eight
inches long and an inch in depth.
I rode on down to the Maui Stables
and telephoned to the Sheriff who
promptly got Benito Rivera ar
retted." When seen at the residence of
Tax Assessor J, H. Kunowa, Mr.
Burlem was resting easy after Dr.
Osiners had dressed the wound and
had put in eight stitches.
After Mr. Burlein had left,
Benito Rivera, cane knife specially
sharpened to the kcen-ness of a
razor, started after his wife and she
ran for dear life,, managing to reach
the home of Police Lieut. Ferreira,
about five hundred feet from the
scene of trouble,- before dropping to
the ground completely winded, with
Benito Rivera only ten feet in the
rear. On seeing Lieut. Ferreira
Rivera threw the cane knife in a
near by patch of Alfalfa, and burst
into tears when asked the meanjng
of his action, Lieut. Ferreira fol
lowed the pair back to their cottage
to look into the matter not knowing
of the stabbing which had taken
place. Deputy Sheriff Crowell hur
ried to the scene in an auto and
arrested Rivera a few minutes later.
It seems Benito Rivera and his
wife came from Paia to live near
the Burlems at Waiehu over a year
ago. I lie wile lionna got worn
yith the Burlems as a domestic,
while the husband worked as a
ditchman under Burlem. Ho was
of a jealous dispositioji, got into a
fight with his wife and chased her
out of the house. She came to tho
Burlem's with her belongings and
was given shelter. Then Benito
Rivera wanted the Burlems to fire
her out but this Mrs. Burlem de
clined to do and from that time he
held a grudge against Burlem.
Later he tried to get her to re
turn butsho refused. He invoked
the help of the'police, and armed
with a warrant they broke into the
house and had her arrested, but the
charges would not hold, and Mrs.
Burlein got her out ,of jail, and the
charges were dismissed for lack; of
evidence. For this Benito Rivera
swore he would get even with the
Burlem's if it took him a whole
year. He loafed and Burlem dis
charged him. This did not improve
hiri temper any and he asked a
friend for some money to buy, a
revolver with which to shoot Bur
lem, openly making threats to fix
him by and by.
The wife worked for the Burlem's
three months longer then returned
to Hilo to her father and mother.
About six months ago while re
turning at night from a K. P.
meeting Burlem saw. Rivera and
another Porto Rican evidently lay
ingfor him, but being mounted Mr.
Burlein easily got away from the
A while ago through intercession
of Catholic Church people the
trouble between 'Rivera and his
wifo were smoothed over and she
returned to him, and shice then
"on meeting mo," said Mr. Bur
lem "he would talk pleasantly and
ask about my family, so i thought
he had gotten over his hard feelings
towards me, and that the past was
It seems Rivera had a habit of
reading any letter sent to his wife
on getting it from the post office,
then tearing it. up without letting
her know anything about it, and for
this reason her brother and parents
sent their letters to her addressed'ot
the care of the Burlems.
An Old Resident
John Sylva of Waikapu, aged
seventy-four years passed away
I r i
eany .Monday morning tins week.
He leaves five children, two sons
and three daughters, of whom Mrs.
Geo. W. Maxwell the oldest.
Formerly Mr. Sylva was engaged
in the cattle ranch business but of
late years he was living in retire
ment in his Waikapu home with
The immediate cause of death
was due to a stroke of apoplexy
lastFriday from which he never re
covered conciousness up to the
final ending Monday morning.
The funeral took place at four
o'clock in the afternoon at the re
sidence under the auspicies of the
llui Kokua o Nawaieha. Rev. L.
B. Kaumeheiwa conducted tho ser
vices at the interment.
Benefit Concert For t
A concert and danco will be
given for the benefit of tho Wai
luku Christian endeavor society
Saturday evening, Juno 11th, at
the Town Hall.
Messers W. Ault and Chas. E.
King will each render a solo, Miss
Mary Hoffman and Mrs. T. B.
Lyons will' take leading parts.
J. Rivers will giveNa banjo solo,
John Brown Jr. a violin solo, and
Mrs. W. H. Field a solo. A
quartet of young ladies and a
quartet of young men will render
selected songs. Tho Waiwaiolo
boys will furnish instrumental
Plantation Store Agitation-Swanhilda Lost With
Airon Board-French Submarine Sunk.
(SI'li-'AL TO Tim MAUI ,lIVt.,
Migar .1.24 jjeels u'? y2
HONOLULU. May 27.-Pn,hibition league platform as adopted
provides atrainst the importation, manufacture and sale of intoxicating
liquor, except for medicinal and scientific purposes. Meeting held last
night was well attended, p-qd many Hawaiians endorsed the platform.
L. L. McCandless is oppbsed to prohibition.
Mayor Fern vetoed the pavement ordinance.
Agitation now begun to .have the plantation go out of the store
business, and the matter is now before the Merchants Association.
Young Cluney is indicted and will stand trial for killing De Mello
in auto accident.
Conditions, of Alexander Young and Judge L. A. Andrews are im
proving. CALAIS, May 27. The French sub marine Pluvius has sunk iu
twenty fathoms, bin the crew are still alive uijliin her hull. Divers
are at work in an effort to rescue the men.
CHIACGO, May 27. The Patten's lirnlf.. tl.o
day by selling 8.000,000 bushels,
r, t ,. ..t ..-1 t. rm .. t . .
omiieu me corner, ine rattens will Jose over if 1,000 000
PUNTA ARENAS, May 27.-A British bark tho Swanhilda is
wrecked on the coast of Terra del Fuego near Cape Horn. Captain
and wife and crew of thirteen men drowned. Hurl- u-na hn,,n,i f.
Cadiz on the west coast of South America
WASHINGTON, Mav 27. The
Panama exposition have been presented to a committee of Congress.
HONOLULU, May 2o Alexander Young was again stricken last
. Judge Hart's estate is valued at half a million dollars. He left
an annuity of WOO to a brother on Kauai and .G00 annuity to the
widow of his cousin in London. Estate is to be divided equally be
tween widow and two daughters.
Alexander 'Graham Bell is expected to pass through tomorrow.
Papers from the Washington Kunremo Court n rn c t
against Windt have been mailed to Judge Dole. Sentence being con
Tho Merchant's Association
clause inserted in the contract for
Selling at cost by plantation
LONDON, May 25. Queen
Uoosovelt this morning.
WASHINGTON, May 25.-Tho
railroad bill. .
NEW YORK, May 20 The
goes to Washington to make an
immigrants to Hawaii probed by
an investigation will be malt
w - . ...... .......wo urn uv uuurgeu
with having lured Russisiio to Hawaii by false promises. A request
will bo made to hove the Russians sent back to their homes.
NEW YORK, May 2G- Miss
tor, will be married here today.
CLEVELAND, May 2( Chief
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credited by tho Mayor for mis'conduct and immorality.
MANILA, May 26, No evidence
vestigation into the sinking of the
w 1.J J - V It 1 4 11U
dock will be raised and put into commission again.
It O V l.M 4 VnfPflA T .1. A
nn.iwow, iiiiy m),
hero and twenty wholesale dealers
LUCITLE, May 20. The British steamer Venns
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ry arms to the Ni'caraguan government do facto transformed herself
into an armed war vessel before reachimr oort veatnnlnv Sim
a i j - - yj ' v- uca I4tl
ed the role of a Nicaraguan war vessel, although still Hying the Brit-
isn nag. one Eioppeu aim searcned an American schooner which ar
rived this morning on the suspicion that tho Americanvessel was car
rying arms and ammunition for tho
HONOLULU, Mav 25. Bids
officer, for tho Pearl haibor naval
Manuel Louis fell from a tree and died from injuries.
Martin, tho escaped prisoner, gave himself up to Officer Mindel.
Honolulu lias, gained over o.OOO in nomilntinn
directory was written.
Merchants will meet next week
...u , "I'UOI WWII ill JUil"
ting the Inter-Island Stoani Navigation Ho. nnd or tltn I
commerce regulations. It is behoved tho comniitteo is opposed to it.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 In the suit for settlement of the
estate of Clans Spreckels, two brothers testified that John D.
Spreckels and Adolph Spreckels had received ifll.OOOiOOO from Mr.
Spreckels during his lifetime.
The big Jeffries.Johnson fight will take place in San Francisco in
spite of protests. -
WASHINGION, May 25.-A sub-committee of the senate
ungaged in the investigation of big graft in Alaska.
COWES, England Mav 25. Twenty-two persona perished jn
collision between a bark and a. steamer in the channol.off hero
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and withdrawing from the firm that
will undertak li to linvn mtiznn Inline
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stores will also bo taken up by the
Dowager, Alexandra received Mrs.
House has ratified the Hawaii,
editor of a IMiHsinn n.mnnn,
effort to have tlm p.iki.o r.f i.,Uci..
Federal Authorities. It is probable
Tl in 11mit lllunt.ti ...ill 1... nl 3
Harri iiwin find Rnmcpv tlm !.,
of Poliee k'l.nl...- !,. ), ,i;0.
of tamnerinL' (lisnlnsnil ni tim
l O 111-
covernment di vdnok Hon-,... ti,
usn trust lias been discovered
have been indicted.
asked bv Pori
station are estimated to cost
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