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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. AUGUST 27, 1910
LONE BOY MAROONED
ON BARREN KAHOOLAWE
After Heartless Desertion by His Employer an Hawaiian
: Boy Lives Three Months on Uncooked
Rice and Flour.
Almost every boy, who lias rend
Defoe's "celebrated account of
the life of Robinson Crusoe has
feit aVmh to undergo the thrilling
experience narrated by him. Only
lust week anHawaiiun hoy, aged
eighteen, ended a three months'
Robinson Crusoe life on tho desert
Island of Kahoolawe. He is glad to
get back to where he could hear the
sweet sounds of human speech, and
does not know that, in the eyes of
adventurous boys, he has achieved
the acme of juvenile glory.
It is also strange, while people in
high places were discussing in an
altruistic way on what to do with
the barren water-ringed dust heap
known as the Island of Kahoolawe,
that a mere boy marooned there by
a forgetful "boss" should be trying
to move heaven and earth at the
same time for a chance to get out of
During the month of iMay, after
the annual round-up and shearing
of sheep, Maikai, the broncho buster
andforeman for the present lessee,
-t.'old 'Kalua Kaaihue to look after the
sheep and to hunt goats until he re
turned, and then sailed away to
Lahaina, where he still lives under
the cool leaves of breadfruit trees.
Togo', a Japanese lalwrer, and a
. dog remained with the boy, Knjua
Kaaihue. They understood that
" Maikai, the foreman, was to return
within a week or ten days. The pay
envelopes due the two hands were
in arrears, and after waiting ten
days Togp said he was going to look
up the delinquent boss and get his
pay, and went, taking passage in a
Laliaina fishing boat (belonging to
Togo failed to return, but Kalua
Kaaihue and the dog tended sheep
-and hunted goats between times.
Tile dog and boy. gave the goats lit
tle rest until a wise old he goat but
ted the dog squarely and threw him
down a precipice, where the dog
died from his injuries. With the
loss oHus dog the boy began to feel
lonesome. There was plenty of
provisions, such as flour and rice;
and fresh fish lie could get in any
quantity. As the months passed
with no word from the absent fore
man, the boy grew worried and,
like a ship wreck waif, would eager
ly day by day scan the horizon, but
in vain, for Maikai and his. gasoline
launch nevef came back. At last
it slowlv dawned on him that his
boss had abandoned him, heartless
ly, to live or perish on the barren
He left tho ranch premises and
moved over to Hakiawa, on tho
' other side facing Makena, near
:whero the Schooner Olga went
ashore some seven years ago. He
built himself a shelter from the
wreckage and, to attract the atten
tion of passing craft, built watch
- fires and kept them burning day af
'ter day but, strange, neither passing
fishing boats nor the people on the
neighboring shores of Maui would
come to his rescuo. 1 lioso who saw
his fires thought it belonged to some
fisherman,' who had gone ashore to
cook his dinner.
The rain came in torrents and ex
tineuished his fires and what was
worse destroyed his scanty supply
of matches. No longer able to kin
die a fire for cook'ng his food or for
' making signals to passing boats he
was in a perilous predicament. In
average dime novels when in such
difficulties tho hero always manages
toifirid.a piece of flint from which
lie'.could get a'spark of fire, or to
fer'-rub two sticks together until the re-
?U suiting friction produces fire.
On Kahoolawe Knlua Kaaihue
could not find a piece of rock of
sufficient hardness Jo' produce fire
under the first formula. Under the
second fonnular tjie much desired
sparks of lire could not be coaxed
to respond to his rubbing. Either
the wood was not right or he had
rubbed the sticks the wrong way.
While it. might be, and it probably
is, easy for fiction heroes to get up
a fictitious blaze when a fire- is
needed to round otl a story, but in
Kalua Kaaihue's actual experience
as an Hawaiian Robinson Crusoe he
could not raise the smokei by such
methods. Reduced to the hard .sur
roundings of the primitive man he
was compelled to eat his food raw,
and when the cravings of hun
ger could not be appeased otherwise
mix flour with a little water and
eat tho stuff uncooked 1
The lack of tobacco was another
privation keenly felt. He had a
boy's craving for, cigarettes and
without fire or tobacco it could not
At home in rocky Kaupo where
his father Kaaihue, and his mother
Keawc still lived, Kalua had ..faith
fully attended the Mormon Church
and in his present straits he thought
of his mother, who always prayed
for him. He had never known how
to pray before, but he got over that
quickly, and was soon praying aloud
just as he had seen his elders do in
church. Not as the wise would
pray but.as one in desperation
would gropo'and cry aloud from his
inmost soul, f?i the seen and unseen
powers for relief. With privations,
threatened starvation and loneli
ness weighing heavily on his young
mind he perceived he must woik out
his own salvation. He gathered to
gether some timbers from the wreck
ago of the Olga awl made a raft.
When ho ventured forth it sank
under him. With tools obtained
from the ranch premises he took
heavy timbers and built, a bigger
raft at best a flimsy thing on which
to brave the powerful sweep of cur
rents in tho shark infested waters of
the Alalakeiki Channel. He rigged
a mast with a sail for it, but found
tho craft too heavy for him to push
into the water unaided.
At this stage of his adventures
tho power fishing boat Maui Maru
from Kihei hove in sight on her
way to the usual Kahoolawe land
ing, and'Kalua hnrrieU'over to in
tercept the visitors. His appearance
was a. wrpriso to the fishermen, for
his hair had groVn down to his
shoulders, which in a' way verified
his strange story, but gave him such
an uncanny appearance that his
rescuers suggested clipping it off
with sheep shears, an indignity he
When interviewed by tins writer,
a barber had shorn his head of hair
and was them nothing to remind
one of boy's unusual experience. Ho
was then assisting John Kupahu.ono
of his rescuers who had befriended
him in his destitution, at knocking
together a small houso, and making
good uso of a knowledge of carpen
try acquired under nervo trying con
ditions. Ho related his adventures
as simply as one would tell a fish
story, and had nothing to say against
Maikai, the foreman, who forgot all
about him as readily as one would
forget to look after a chicken. Only
once did Kalua Kaaihuo betray aiiy
feeling and that was when tho
writer unwisely asked about tho
mother, who is patiently waiting
for a word from her wandering
boy. Ben IJarden.
Two Men to
Look at Lanai
Beet Sugar Experts, to Investigate Ex
periments oh Bisy Island
Two beet sugar experts are to be
brought to Honolulu from California
instead of one, as at first proposed,
to look over the beet sugar experi
ments being conducted on the Is
land of Lanai.
John T. MeCrosson, one of the
prime movers hi the Lanai. Com
pany, Limited, which is developing
the island into a cattle and sheep
ranch, horse and mule breeding sec
tion, and developing a great water
svstem. is no.v in California, 'visit-
ingthe Cone Ranch which may bo
A, 1. - P -
i lie snipping poini 01 una ui pure
hred Hereford cattle, merino ram?
and other stock, has notified the
company that he will be accom
panied home by two leet sugar ex
perts. The experiments with tho beet
on Lanai have shown .that there are
vast possibilities in beets, with a
high rate of saccharine ingredients.
The company has shipped one
hundred pure bred merino rams to
Lanai. The rams were received
from California on the. Nevadan and
had been kept in quarantine since
their arrival. The addition of the
pure bred rams to the herd of sheep
brought over recently from Niihau
marks a step in tho development of
the island herds, the introduction
of six pure bred bulls from the Cone
Ranch, a few weeks since, being the
(A. 11. Weymouth, Correspondent.)
Manager Weinzheimer, with his
accustomed liberality, gave a free
luau undor the Banyan tree in the
court house park last Saturday.
Tho guests were seated at twelve
long tables, and the supply of food
was abundant. The great tree was
beautifully 'decorated with bunting,
and at frequent intervals from 2 to
5 p. m, music was furnished by a
volunteer orchestra, under the di
rection of Johnny Hose. Automo
biles and carriages were busily em
ployed carrying happy parties from
distant parts of the town. In the
evening music and dancing were
provided, and both young- and old
mado merry. This was a fitting
climax to a very successful season
at the Pioneer Plantation, and
Manager- Weinzheimer can feel
justly proud of his success.
Mr. and Mrs. Burnham have re
turned to their cottage.
Senator Hayselden, Mrs. Kate
Hayselden, Helen and Anita Taylor
returned on the Mauna Kea.
Mr.C. A. MacDonald, after a short
visit in Honolulu, has -returned to
Taken to Homlulu,
Sheriff Saffery arrested a China
man, Tuesday morning, for passing
counterfeit coins, and if this arrest
leads to the unearthing of the plant
where they aro manufactured, it
will be one of the most important
arrests m many months.
Somo time ago, it was discovered
that there wero many spurious ten
dollar gold coins in circulation, and
tho Federal authorities have been
on a still hunt to unearth the coun
terfeiters. The coins contain a large
quantity of gold and aro of some
value, but enough gold has been ex
tracted to make a nice margin of
profit for the counterfeiters. The
coins aro quite an exact duplicate
of the real U. b, coin, and would
pass readily until they get into tho
hands of experts, when they are
quickly detected, a.? they area trifle
too thick, sherm nailery sent
wireless to United States Marshal
Hendry, and ho and Breckons hast
ened over on tho Mauna Kea. The
Chinaman is known as Lee Kong,
and was taken lack to Honolulu on
tho Claudine, Tuesday evening
where Breckons will conduct an in
vestigatinn winch may result m
'connecting Lee Kong. or Leo Koung,
with the counterfeiting plant,
Atkinson Claims Committee Is Playing
After the lively Republican row of
the past few days, ending in Atkin
son's withdrawal as chairman of the
Republican Territorial, Central Com
mittee, the party leaders are dis
posed to leave matters of reorgan
ization for the coming convention
says the Star. Atkinson's associates
on the committee are inclined to
criticize his action in withdrawing
because the vote on tho Andrews
matter did not please him, while
Atkinson simply says that the re
signation goes and admits that the
decision in tho Andrews matter is
the cause of it.
The result will lie an extra vim in
the primaries. The warmest kind
of a fight is being made against An
drews by those who began the recent
row, but Andrews is doing some
lighting too, and it is. impossible to
predict the result.
Iho convention will naturally
have the duty of naming a new cen
tral committee and new party lead
ers all round. It is to bo held in
September and the leaders now say
that, as long as the date for reorgan
ization is so near, they mayas well
let things go on as they are until
the ranks and file of the party are
heard from in the prima'ries.
Whether the split will widen or
be healed up is a questiou.not set
A permanent reorganization of
the Republican committee for cam
paign purposes must naturally be
left to the coming convention, and
it is not likely that the present com
mittee will attempt much more than
j carry out its work of organizing
o convention. There is no dis
position to attempt any settlement
of any of the faction fights.
In the executive session yesterday
of the Republican committee, Lane
and Aiu contended for the plan of
first declaring the (mice of assistant
secretary vacant, and then laying
the charges against Andrews on the
table. They expected to win by the
votes of Lane, Aiu nad Voeller. This
w6uld have mado the proposition, a
tio, and Chairman Atkinson's decid
ing vote was expected to be against
The other members of the com
mittee were disposed today to criti
cize Atkinson and Lane for resign
ing. One of them said, that it was
a childish proposition to quit in a
huff. However, thero is no doubt
that Lano was deeply disappointed
at the failure to. "land" Lorrin An
Atkinson makes no disguise of
the fact that he is disgusted with
tho action, of the committee. One
of the incidents of the meeting that
hred Atkinsons ire was the bait
throwli to him by Waterhouso that
if the resolution exonerating An
drews be passed, Andrews would
Mr. Sydney Heben's 1
Recital at Puunene.
Prof. Sydney Hoben, who has
won such popularity as a pianist
in Honolulu since his arrival there
a few months ago, gave a recitaj
at the beautiful residence of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Thomson on
Wednesday evening. Not content
with placing their house and fine
Chickering piano at Mr. Hoben's
disposal, the host and hostess
turned the affair into a delightful
At Home and entertained every
one as if they had an invited guest.
Uigurs anu relreBhments were
passed round all the evening.
Mr. Hoben played a varied pro
gramme, comprising numbers from
Chopin (Scherzo nocturne, and
Etude) Schumann, Moszkowski,
etc., and finished up with a very
brilliant and taking arrangement
of Irish airs. As an encoro he sang
his own bright little coon song
Mr. Pogue, Puunene young vio
linist, was heard in several violin
pieces. Mr. Hoben is obliged to
return to Honolulu, without giving
a concert in Wailuku, but shall re
turn in about. a month.
181'KCIAL TO THK MAUI .-MEWS
Death Record Growing.
SPOKANE. Aug. 24 The reports coming in of the terrible sweep
of fire is alarming. The greatest loss of life ever known in thiemjgion
is reported. The great Panhandle district of Idaho is ablazp, and 400
lives are known to have been lost.
PORTLAND, Aug. 24. The
have reached a total loss of $7,000,000.
WALLACE, Aug. 24. Rain
slightly improved. One hundred
AUBURN, Gal., Aug. 24. Tho
BUTTE, Mont., Aug V24.--The
companies of State MilitiiJto assist
square miles .of forest is on fire.
SPOKANE, Aug. 25. Three
in Hitter uoot Creek, and 1,d are
EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 25. Tho
ly destroyed. (
WALLACE, Aug. 25. T
the ruins of the town of Ave
burned to death here is 110.
DENVER, Aug. 25. This
cloud'of smoke hangs over the city
SEATTLE Aug. 20. Tho forest
Trie Federal government will bo asked to allow the warships stationed
here to bombard the sky in order to
SPOKANE, Aug. 2G.-tA revised
reached 100, and there are about 45
MISSOULA, Aug. 20. -There
trict fighting fife, and the damage is"
UTICA, N. Y.. Auk. 24. In a
PresidenfRoosevelt, he placed himself on record as being opposed to
BEVERLY, Aug. 24. In conversation with frioncln. President.
Taft said he desired a reduction in the tariff. He -demands that only
fair profits shall be tolerated. His utterances have caused a stir in
financial and political circles.
UTICA, N. Y., Aug. 25
here yesterday. He issued a statement defvinir the old li nn Knnuhli.
cane of New York State, who defeated' him recently. Roosevelt said
he would continue the fight to a finish.
- NEW YORK, Aug. 26 Timothy Woodruff says that Griscom
hover mentioned Roosevelt's name in connection with the State Con
vention, until the Convention had actually been opened.
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24. Gov. Gillett has issued a call for a
special session of the Legislature,
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.
steamer Buckman, have been charged with murder.
LUDINGTON, Aug. 24. A tornado swept this district yesterday,
causing a damaau of $1,000,000.'
TOKYO, Aug. 25. Japan is prepared to become responsible for
Korea at once. The text of the Annexation Treaty has been shown to
ATLANTA, Aug. 25. Hoke Smith has been nominated by the
Democrats for Governor of Georgia.
WASHINGTON, Aug 25. Senator Call of Florida is dead.
SEATTLE, Aug. 25. In a speech here by Representative Murdock
in support of Miles Poindexter for tho Senate, ho predicted the State
of "Washington would go insurgent
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. Gen
his report to the War Department.
other tilings that more troops be stationed on the islands.
Honolulu News Items.
HONOLULU, Aug. 24, There is talk oL,substituting the Irwin
place in Capitol Fquare, as a site for the new Federal building.
It is rumored that Capt. Berger, leader of the Royal Hawaiian
Band, is to be retired on a pension of $100 per month.
HONOLULU, Aug. 25. Kuhio will go to Kahului next week for
a few days vacation.
The Federal Revenue Tax for the year amounted to $124,301.18.
Maui won the polo match with tho Fifth Cavalry by a score of 12.
The U. S. Infantry team won the match at Camp Perry with a
score of 3180. The Hawaii Rifle Team was 22nd with a scord of 2985.
HONOLULU, Aug.O. Tho Territorial oash balance for the year
The Governor has set aside tho island of Kahoolawe, and lands in
Hilo, Kau and Hamakua as a forest reserve.
Thd American Hawaiian boats will oontinuo on a 12 day schedule,
and will notcome to a 10 day schedule as reported.
Bids for the new Marine Barracks are all above the estimate.
They may have to be divided.
nTIio Oahu Repulican County Convention has beeu called for Sep
damage by forest files is estimated to
is falling. The situation, here is
perished, by fire.
Tahoe forest reserve, is threatened
governor has ordered out four
the Forest Rangers. Fifty-five
persons have been burned to death '
missinu. Conditions are sliehtlv
t7 - a
town of Wending has been entire
- four bodies have been taken out of
it is estimated .that the number
city is in darkness. An immena
like a pall.
fires in this State are spreading.
list shows that the death roll has
have been 79 lives lost in this dis
estimated at $20,000,000.
snecch made here lhat nioht hw Rr.
Ex-President Roosevelt nassed through
to consider issuing bonds for the
The slayers of Capt. Wood.'of tha
in spite of Taft and Ballinger.
Barry has featured Hawaii in
Ho has recommended, among