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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1 91 1
Cog-meat Regarding the . oings in the
House and Senate.
The House took a fall out of the
governor's veto of tho belt road bill
yesterday and passed tho measure
unanimously, almost, over his head.
Tho governor thought the money. for
tllo purpose was not in sight just
now and when it was needed for tho
roads, June and December, just after
tho taxes come in, it would bo need
ed for other things. Representative
Rice waxed wrathy over tho veto
and accordingly expressed hirnself.
It will bo a long time, in my opinion
before tho funds will bo available.
There is a hub bub in town. The
Brewer" estate bought from Bruco
Cartwrigbt a mere shack on Hotel
at Union street with the intension
of erecting a two story building that
would bo a credit to the town. At
present the place is occupied by tho
Palm Bakery and its proprietor has
in mind the fitting of a modern res
taurant and bakery. But tho Brewer
estate finds there is not enough land
to allow the building of a place such
as is npeded so a request is made for
a-portion of city property. If grant
ed the street, 'Union, would be as
narrow as the most confined trial in
Lalmina. Another thing. Many
of !tho residents, taxpayers and per
sons who have an idea for civic
beauty have asked that Union street
bo widened and that Bishop street
bo extended. If the street is sold
to 'Brewer this cannot be done and
the House found itself yesterday with
a deluge of protests from property
owners against any job that would
prevent the widening of the street.
I think I can see the chances for a
now bakery glimmering. I think,
also, that Bishop street will be
widened, if there is a change in the
office of superintendent of pubic
Now it appears Hutchinson Sugar
Co., has been encroaching on tho
water supply at Waiohinu that
really belongs to the Hawaiians in
that district., Representative Yates
is up in arms with a cocurrent reso-.
lution directing tho attorney general
to proceed against tho company.
According "to the result of an in
vestigation by a committee it seems
the water belonging to the natives
has heen diverted and they get none
of it. Possibly this action will help
tho Kau ditch scheme. If there:is
rja. decrease of the companys supply,
more must bo' had and it may bo
necessary to get it from somewhere
else, HUo, perhaps, though John
Scarle, who once' lived on tho plan
tation and was a division luna, is
pregnant with ideas of getting water.
Ho knows every pond and puddle
within fifty miles of tho plantation
boss' house and can measure tho
quantity with his naked eye.
. ; Senator Fairchild came out Btrong
vtoday with a letter from W. 0.
Aiken of Maui, a gentleman whom
ho terms a real bona fido small
farmer. This may all bo true but
what is it, except a grouch, that
would throw Fairchild across the
line? It sounds fino to havo such
an ' ablo member of the senate fight
tho causo of the weak but all tho
time ho spiels I'm busy looking for
the lemon. There must bo some
thing and I am with tho man who
says ho is getting back on tho gov
ernment for failing to keep its end
of a promise,.
, So Maui is to have a mayor and
Keliinoi is to havo tho honor and
emoluments of the offico. Ho does
' not say all this but one can read
What the Wrestlers, Boxers dnd Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Charlie Reilly, who is a favorito
in Honolulu, won a four round
decision over Johnny McCarthy in
San Francisco, recently. Reilly dis
played plenty of speed and cleverness
and did a lot of nice blocking and
sidestepping. He was accurate with
his left hand and ho brought the
right over many a time to Mc
Carthy's head and body. But all
of these punches lacked steam'.
None of them seemed to bother Mc
Carthy in tho least; Tho oftener
he was hit tho harder he came.
McCarthy was fast but a little wild
at times. He seemed too anxious
to knock his opponent flat and had
he paid more attention to his fight
ing and blocking there is no ques
tion but that he would havo won
Georgo Tracy, the noted labor
leader, arrived in San Francisco
from Tahiti with some interesting'
stories about Jack Lester, the white
man's hope, who is now on his way
to meet Bill Lang in Australia this
montn. According to Tracy the
hope haB all the earmarks of a com
ing great ring performer, and should
make the Australians stand up and
take notice. "Lester managed to
put in several good days' work on
board sthe Mariposa," says Tracy.
"Ho had a good gymnasium rigged
up and he worked hard with the
bag, the weights, and the various
other machines while the weather
was fair. He did suffer a bit from
seasickness, but ho got over this
slight affliction, and was in grand
Bhape when I left Tahiti. Lester is
a young giant, possessed of wonder
ful strength. He used to amuse
tho passengers and the crow by
breaking iron chains and ropes with
his bare hands. He aleoperformcd
some weight lifting stunts which
were wonders, and he seemed very
sincere in his work. They rented a
hall in Tahiti for tho purpose of ex
hibiting the hope. He went through
a few stunts in the presence of
several hundred persons and then
called for an opponent. A big na
tive, weighing about 225 pounds,
responded, and, after toying with
him for a round, Lester said: 'Well,
it's getting pretty warm here, so I
will have to end this.' One swing
to the jaw and the native was out
of commission. He did not know
what hit him."
Unless something unforeseen hap
pens Adolph Wolgast can rest con
tented on his lightweight throne.
None of the present day candidates
for the coveted crown have the class
to beat him. They may talk all
thoy please about Frankie Burns,
Owen Moran, Knockout Brown,
Ono Round Hogan and tho fest of
them, but tho champion is "the
class" of the bunch. Ho may not
rank with tho champions of other
days, but nevertheless he is good
enough to take all this bunch if
given an even break over tho long
route. . i
results in his countenance every
time ho speaks on the 'bill. Tho
chairman is to havo all tho rights
and prerogatives of a real mayor
but will not be so called. Ho will,
however, draw twenty-four hundred
dollars salary which is moro than
half tho pleasure of holding tho
office. Each of the islands was
represented among tho "noes" at
the roll call but there were twico as
many in favor of tho bill as against
HONOLULU, April 21. The captain of the Oterio has been fined
$10,000 on account of the mortality on the steamer. There are five
cases of scarlet fever on quarantine island of children from the Oteric.
The bolt road bill will bo discussed in tho Senate today in an
effort to pass it over the governor's veto.
The appropriation hill is being cut in almost every item. The
salary of Supt. of Public Works has been reduced to $300 per month.
The. bill creating the department of immigration labor and statis
tics has been passed.
HONOLULU, April 19. Two cases of cholera were discovered
yesterday. One in the Magoon block, and one in theGold Mine, at
Iwilei. Both cases havo been traced to the Manna taro.
Dr. Wayson has been appointed City and County physician, with
Dx. Moore assistant. c
The Board of Commissioners of the archives, decline to deliver
the silver service to Kuhio without legal authority.
Advices from Washington state that the extra session of Congress
will not concern Hawaii, except as to sugar.
Cholrea on Hawaii.
HONOLULU, April 20. One case of cholera has appeared at
Honokaa, Hawaii. " (
No new cases in Honolulu, and the quarantine is very strict.
All baggage is being examined.
The S. S. Oteric is being held .till responsibility for the deaths on
the voyage has been fixed.
The Gold Mine at Iwilei. has been destroyed, and the Hawaiian
and Russian shacks will be burned.
Nearly $250,000 will be available soon for sanitation.
The governor's veto of the belt road bill was supported in the
The American schooner Helene arrived in port partially dismasted.
.Kuhio says if he has the backing of the Legislature regarding a
national park at Kilauea, he will fight for it in Washington.
Mexico Makes Charges.
WASHINGTON, April 21. Mexico makes counter charges in a
diplomatic note to the United States'.
at fault in the affair at Douglas.
CITY OF MEXICO, April 21.
said today he was not attempting to
tho United States and Mexico.
conflict was imminent.
WASHINGTON, April 21. Ambassador Wilson called on Dela
barr and asked him if he intended to force intervention. Delabarr
replied he had no such intention.
WASHINGTON, April 21. La
Secretary of the Inferior for a statement of entries on Alaskan lands
made by tho Uuggenheims,-has been adopted.
Peace in Sight.
WASHINGTON, April 19. The rebellion in Mexico may end in
consequence of the wounding of Americans in Douglas. Madero's
representative has wired a suggestion of an armistice. Principle in
the terms of peace offered is the resignation of Diaz.
DOUGLAS, April 19. The battle of Agua Prienta, ceased only
after the rebels had exhausted their ammunition.
EL PASO. April 19. Madero and a guerilla leader are within 12
miles of Jaurez.
DOUGLAS, April 19. Col. Medina and a lieutenant crossed the
line after the fighting and surrendered. The colonel said his men
were full of booze, and were carousing instoad of being in the trenches
EL PASO, April 20. Many bridges. have been burned in Northern
AQUA PRIETA, April 20. The rebels have burned the railway
depot here, and several people wore shot.
WASHINGTON, April 20 Former Speaker Cannon opposed
Canadian Reciprocity on the floor of the House yesterday.
EL PASO, April 20. The rebels have demanded tho surrender of
It accuses Americans of being
The Minister of War. Delabarr
hide the serious situation between
While a friendly feeling existed, a
Follette's resolution requesting the
The Packer's Association Arc Reaping
the Reward of Treachery.
Labor troubles of a south seas'
typo found their way into tho econo
mic burdens of San Francisco, when
a band of 2G7 laborers, composed
of Filipinos and Hawaiians, shipped
there by contract on the steamer
Korea to work in tlio canneries of
tho Alaska packers' association, flat
ly refused to proceed and squatting
down on tho edge of the Pacific
Mail pier gave themselves up to
song. The agents' of tho association
begged, stormed and pleaded. -They
waved aloft tho contracts, ready to
bo signed. They spoke in three
languages and with many gesticula
tions; but inasmuch as the burden
df their speech did not contain the
requisite price, the appeals of elo
quence changed to profanity.
The islanders heeded them not'
They tinked their melodious tunks
on their guitars and mandolins, and
departing in a body to the Filipino
club in Stockton street near Jackson
left behind them tho echo of the
Hawaiian song of farewell :
"Alloaho, aloahe, until we meet
Accordingly there aro 267 unem
ployed south sea islanders in the
city, but those who havo chargo of
them have little fear of tho future,
saying that tho demand for their
labor is high and that there will be
no difficulty in placing their services.
The complaint of tho men was
that they had been brought to San.
Francisco by fraudulent representa
tions. They said they were willing
to go to Alaska if they could bo
guaranteed 150 for tho season,
plus transportation and board and
lodging. This, thoy said, was less
than tho understanding on which
they had originally agreed, but for
the sake of friendship they would
accept. Tho Alaska packers' asso
ciation was willing to ngreo to tho
terms, but tho Chinese contracting
company, Chu Chu & Co., refused
to guarantee. .
"Pooh, poohl" said dm .Chu.
Whereupon there came tho tink
ling and tho tunking of tho mando
lins and guitars. Tho men stood
pat. Tho. agents of thn Alaska
packers' association flow from them
to tho contractors trying to effect a
compromise, but in vain. Then a
show of force was tried.
A detail of patrolmen from tho
Moreo agency were hurried to the
scene. They surrounded the island
ers and herded them to ono end of
tho pior, refusing to allow them to
leave and attempting to forbid
others from talking to. them.- For
a timo tho show prevailed among
the moro ignorant. Others, how
ever, knew better.
Tho laborers remained on tho
pier only so long as their leaders
tried to offect a plan -which would
please all parties.. Tho talkfest
went on interminably, but to no
purpose. Ultimately a leader stopped
on a box and said about three
words. Tho entire, party arose and
walked away, past the- lino of
specials, who knew they could do
"Ai, ai, stop him," said Chu
wiu, ino contractor, scurrying
around. Ai, mister, stop him,
Tho disappearing lino cost him
approximately 812,700, and ho
jumped up and down on tho pier,
voicing Ins discontent. Nono could
stop them. They were American
citizens on American soil.
Racy Paragraphs From the Capitol On
' Current Topics.
(By Oscar Breiitou.)
Two suicides and a murder in ono
day puts Honolulu in a position to
claim her rights as a metropolitan
city. Murder of a Hawaiian woman
by her kane first occupied the atten
tion of 'the police. Then came a
call to the residence of a young man
named Bushnell on Spencer street.
The Hawaiians selected tho razor
route and the haolo a pistol as a
means to the land of dreams. The
latter was a sufferer from tubercu
losis and had just secured employ
ment on the Rapid Transit lines.
And that seems rather strange in
view of tho fact that an applicant
for a position in that company must
first pass a medical examination by
the company's physician. Accord
ing to tho doctor tho young man
was in healthy condition. Ho had
been a patient at Leahi Homo, for a
time and was on tho mainland for
a year or more. From there came -tho
report that ho had died of con
sumption. I mention tho details
merely to show that even the best
of doctors can make a mistake in
his diagnosis of a case. The Ha
waiians' who passed out by violent
means got what was coming to them.
Not long ago the woman received a
shot in her jaw handed out by her
real husband, so reported at the
trial, and the gentleman in the caso
is doing a five years stretch in con
sequence, boon after ho had been
scttlc(Wirmly in his now homo the
wife took up with tho man who
killed her. No better evidence of
ler unfaithfulness is required. IU
seems to me that it is up to the -governor
to pardon the man in jail
on tho ground that his crime was
justifiable. A man hates -to bo
played for ono of those things repre
sented in the list of births every
iriinuto in the day.
Como to think of it Honolulu is
having a good crop of murders and
crimes of less consequence. A
psychologist should bo ablo to de
termine tho reason. It is not diffi
cult to recall the timo when a mur
der hero was a rare occurrence;
now it is a frequent one. Some
thing is certainly very rotten in .
Denmark. Tho public would bo
grateful to tho man who could turn
back tho hands of tho clock to tho
timo when paikau and cho fa were
tio only causes for putting men in
side the station houso in Honolulu.
I do not know what to attribute it
to. In tho caso of the Hawaiian
man and woman mentioned above
it was a caso of pure dovilishness on
tho part of the woman and inability
to stand for her talk on the part of
tho man. There aro things that
will drive a man to murder and a
talking woman is ono of them.
In a London workhouse there is a
woman so charged with germs of
some sort that she is kept in quaran
tine so as to prevent tho disease
spreading. In New York there is
famous "Typhoid Mary'' who leaves '
death and sorrow wherever she
goes. It was a long timo before tho
physicians could find tho source of
tho disease until finally it was traced
to her and sho was boxed up in a
quarantine placo and will remain
thoro until sho is free from trouble.
Now Honolulu comes forward with
tho worst in the lot for it has a real
cholera germ distributor in Hulu, a
patient in tho quarantine hospital.
This is unfortunate for, as far aa
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