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is Best for the News
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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. AUGUST 5, i91I
Racy Paragraphs From the Capitol On
. Current Topics.
(I!' Oscar Hrenton.)
Holders of full paid shares in the
Mountain King Mining and Milling!
Co., incorporated under the laws of
Arizona, were jolted last week by
the announcement of a six cent per
share assessment. Indeed the shock
was so great that it is mooted on the
street that a resolution calling for a
change of name of the company to
the "Stingarcc M.M.&Co.," will he
proscnted-at the meeting to he held
in September. Take it all the way
through Mountain - King was the
higgost lemon slipped to Honolulu
since Kohei was boomed. There is
a man here who went in for two
hundred and fifty shares at two hits,
and from that on at various prices
mntil ho accumulated something
;liko fourteen thousand shares. The
"price advanced to $G.OO at one time
and many shares changed hands at
that price. Then came a drop.
One man here in Honolulu man
ipulated the stock on reports sent
out by an employee of the company
in San Francisco. When the slump
came loiters were written to the vice
president, Miv Hall, who was look
ed upon as a very straightforward
business man. He squared himself
by writing to those who had inquir
ed that the boom letters sent out
were unauthorized and in future
only those written on the stationery
of the company should be consider
ed as the real thing in dope. The
assessment notice received Saturday
was one ofthein. It is. said that
one or two men in Honolulu made
themselves rich enough to settle
down to the simple lifo through the
letters sent from San Francisco and
tho sales that followed.
The strange part of it all is that
assessments can bo made in Califor
nia on non-assessable shares in com
panies organized in other states and
Territories. It opens the way to
heart-burnings all along the line. I
know of a half dozen California com
panies, organized in other sections
of tho country, that may bo open to
assessment at any time. This
Mountain King affair may keep peo
ple from throwing away their money
on such things hereafter. As a
matter of fact there is no safety in
any company doing business in Cali.
fornia no matter where they are in
corporated. After all it is better to
invest in Hawaiian securities, if the.
companies are incorporated under
the laws of the Territory. A sup
reme Court that will decide that
non-assessiblo shares may be assess
ed, if the companies do business in
California, may know the law but
disregards justice. I will invest my
money in government bonds when I
Frear has issued an ultimatum
regarding honiesteading. It must
bo tho real thing or all bets are off
I am told that it is something of tho
sort now developing that Cupid will
use as a stick against tho chief exec
utive of tho Territory. Homestead,
ing in Hawaii in tho past has heon
a farco. It has been tho lever to
raise deeds for land from tho in
dividual to tho plantations and the
governor says it has to bo stopped
Then the question come3 up. What
right has anyone to say, under
present conditions, that a man who
buries himself in tho woods for
threo or five years, what he shall do
with his property, I cannot an
swer. If I could I would not, but I
am willing to guess that tho man
who takes up ajmall section of land
(Continued ou Page 6.)
Will of II. P. Baldwin Gives Much
Fred Baldwin Memorial Home
Abby C. Alexander $7,500
Harriet M. Damon
Annie 15. Dickey
Mary J Alexander
E. Charlotte Alexander
Trustees, Makawao Church
East Maui Female Sominary.?20,000
Hawaiian Board 820,000
These are the principal bequests
contained in the will of the late
Henry P. Baldwin that was filed
today for probate at the Circuit
Court in Wailuku.
Under the terms of the 'will, the
estate is left to live trustees, these
being the officers of Henry P. Bald
win, Ltd., of which Mr. Baldwin
was president, and whose place will
now have to be tilled. The other
ollicers arc II. A. Baldwin, W. D.
Baldwin, F. F. Baldwin and J. P.
The shares of stock of H. P. Bald
win, Ltd., are to he divided equally
between tho testator's' wife, Emily
A. Baldwin and his seven children
Harry A. Baldwin, Maude E; Cooke,
William D. Baldwin, Arthur D.
Baldwin, Frank.F. Baldwin, Char
lotte M. Rice and Samuel A. Bald
Independently of tho distribution
of the stock, Mr. Baldwin bequeath
ed to his wife all personal effects
and the home at Maluhia, Maui.
In addition to this is about one
hundred thousand dollars of lifo in
surance, which by the terms of tho
policies goes to Mrs. Baldwin.
Tho executors of the estate are
Emily A. Baldwin, Harry A. Bald
win, and Joseph P. Cooke, who
servo without bond.
The endowment to the Fred Bald
win Memorial Homo at JMololcai is
in addition to a liberal endowment
that Mr. Baldwin gave when the
home was incorporated.
It is not known what tho total
value of the estate will be, but it
has been computed at between six
and seven millions'.
Mr. Baldwin followed out in his
will what he had been doing all his
life, giving to charity. It is probably
no one will ever know, even ap
proximately, the amount of his an
The San Francisco Call tells of a
mock trial hold on board the Wil
helmina on her recent trip to tho
A concert was held during the
voyage and a mock trial-a breach of
promise suit-in which thofollowing
passengers figured; Dr. Hordcn, a
veterinary surgeon of Honolulu, de
fendant; Miss K. G. Haderleo of
Nevada City, plaintiff; Doctor Bas
sini of New York, judge; Judge G.
A. Davis of tho Honolulu circuit
court, prosecuting attorney; J. L.
Coke, a Honolulu lawyer, attorney
for tho defenso, and It. W. Shingle,
territorial treasurer of the islands,
foreman of tho jury, tho verdict of
which was that Doctor Horden
should present a case of wine as
Mr. J. A. Kennedy is going to.
Hokalao, Hawaii, as Chief Engineer.
A Farewell reception was tendered
him at the Club House on Monday
evening. About 40 guests were
present, and Mr. Win. Henning
was toast master.
HONOLULU, Aug. 4. The girls dormitory at Punahou was en
tirely destroyed by fire at 10 o'clock last night. The origin of the fire
is unknown. There is a possibility of it having started on the top
floor where repairs were being mnde. Lobs $57,000, insurance $50,000.
Kuhio claims to have interfered to prevent tho pigeon holing of
the Moi Wahine case. The matter may yet go to Congress.
Home Rulers afe looking to Kuhio as their candidate for delegate
at the next election.
Mott Smith has resigned as President of the Health Hoard. No
successor has been appointed.
Charlie Wilder the new road supervisor, takes his orders from En
Rev. Moses Nakuina died last night.
HONOLULU, Aug. 3 Mrs. Emma Drier Clark, aged 54, is ask
ing for a divorce from Henry Clark aged 28. '
Honolulu Consolidated which was offered for if 1.20 was hurriedly
withdrawn from the market on advices from tho coast, and is now held
at $1.40. . .
The bon'ds will be signed and returned to the East immediately.
A strong movement is on foot to have a branch of r,he long shore
mens union here.. Citizen labor on the waterfront will be made an issue.
War Onjhe Tariff.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. Tariff downward is the cry. A cotton
schedule of 30 per cent passed the House in the face of determined op
position. The insurgents failed to lino up on tho bill. The Democrats
are preparing to attempt to pass the La Follette Compromise over the
president's veto. They take it for granted he will disapprove.
Underwood forced lemons on the free list, thus striking a blow at
California industry. There Is little chance of it passing tho Senate.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 An
United States, France and Great Britaiu will bo signed today.
PARIS, Aug. 4. German demands in Morrocco are considered
NEW YORK. Auk. 4. Admiral
was received by representatives of the State War and Navy depart
ments. He will bo tho guest of President Taft at the White House.
PORT AU PRINCE, Aug. 3. The government has fallen. Pres.
Simon gave up the fight, and with his family and a fow ndhorents,
fled to a vessel in tho harbor. The
and fired on the party. Six men
CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 3. Another revolution threatens Mexico
over tho forced resienation of Gomez, minister of tho intorior. Ho
was a revolutionist, and the military
SAN BERNARDINO, Aug. 3.
Seventy five miles are burned over, and government aid has been
HAVANA, Aug. 3. Tho hones
the Maine huve been identified.
HARTFORD, Aug. 3. Tho state grange will not participate in
the reception to President Taft next month, on account of his stand
on tho Canadian Reciprocity matter.
Morris In Spokane 8pokeiman-Review.
arbitration treaty between the
Toco arrived at midnight. Ho
rebels rushed to the water's edge
were killed and the daughter of
Tho forestfires are unchecked
of Assistant Engineer Merritt of
Alexander Hume Ford Draws Fanciful
Picture For Maui. I
In an interview for the Hawaiian
Star, Mr. Ford, tells of his desires
regarding Maui, and also the sup
posed desires of tho Board of Super
visors. Mr. Ford says:
"It was my good fortune to meet
tho supervisors again in Lahaina,
and my very good fortune to bo in
vited to accompany them on their
trip around West Maui. I left Wai
luku at six a. m. in the sheriff's
sevenscater, and we picked up tho
supervisors at Lahaina. Let me
say that Maui puts Oahu to shame
when it comes to building good
roads. In three-quarters of an hour
we spun around from Wailuku to
Lahaina over a perfect road, and
when this road is finally carried
around West Maui the island will
have one of the most magnificent
scenic auto runs in tho world. I
know that Chairman Pogue, of the
board of supervisors, is in favor of
first building the road from Wailu
ku to the summit of Haleakala.
The cost would be about sixty thou
sand dollars, as there are but eight
miles of new road to bo built to
enable an auto to run from Lahaina
to Kahului to the summit or Hale
akala.' Dr. Scudder and his party
are now on their way over tin's route
and will report.
Tho Trail and Mountain Club
hopes some day to see tho crater of
Haleakala set aside as a national
park, but certainly the West Maui
belt road would prove a splendid at
traction to tourists and others. It
would make a ' splendid half-day
spin. Wo left Lahaina about seven
o'clock in tho morning, wont over
tho entire township, locating the
proper places for new roads and
water mains, then began the spin
around West Maui. To tho tourist
this is an ideal run; first there are
cocoanut and bread fruit groves,
then the algaroba, and after that
the cliffs and sand beaches to gazo
down upon. Tho blue, clear water
permits a study of reef live, and the
larger colored fish may bo seen
swimming over the white sand. The
auto road extends for more than
thirty miles along tho coast to Ho
nokahau, on ono'sido the ocean, on
the other tho mountains and ravines.
At Honokahau an exohange was
made for horses, and tho school
Hero began tho unfamiliar bit
of Maui gulches, in which the native
grass-dwelling house may still bo
seen, and swinging wire bridges
across tho streams. The trail as
cends for perhaps two thousand feet,
but lines ,for a carriage roadway
have been laid at a lower elevation
For several hours, we jogged along
admiring tho scenery, until at noon
wo rode into Kahakuloa, a bit of
old Hawaii whero tho traditions,
and superstitions still prevail. Far
out at sea a score' of heads wcro
bobbing up and down and a couple
of canoes wero being paddled about
in a somi-circlc. On the shores tho
rest of tho population of Kahakuloa
was seated watching the fishers. Far
up on a rocky point two natives
wero watching tho waters and sig
naling tho fishermen where to follow
the school of fish.
"From Kahakuloa tho supervi
sors hopo to construct a wagon road
to Waiheo, threo miles from Wailu
ku, in fact very littlo improvement
would enablo wagons to enter tho
valley, and for half tho distanco
there is a trail so wide that a small
auto has already negotiated tho trip
Never Left the Country and Plan
ninir Another Revolution.
With the astonishing declaration,
based on information gathered from
direct sources, that former President
Castro of Venezuela never left his
country and that a hired double was
masquerading abroad in his stefid,
Captain Emil Ilohndahl, soldier of
fortune, formerly of the United
States army, now captain in tho re
organized Mexican army, arrived
home recently on tho City
of Panama. Captain Ilohndahl is
on leave of absence and will visit
his family at G01 Apgar street Oak
"While I was in tho City of
Mexico," said he, "carrying a mes
sage from General Martino Espinosa
to Madero, I was approached by a
cousin of Castro, who bears the same
name, and was offered a liberal sum
to take part in a proposed revolu
tion in Venezuela, which is being
planned to reinstate Castro and the
"Tho cousin, whoso assumed
name I am not in the position to
give, is in Mexico for the purpose
of recruiting revolutionists, especial
ly among tho followers of Madero.
I was first visited by one of his
agents, and when 1 expressed my
willingness to join in the undertak
ing if the inducements were suffic
ient, Castro's cousin yisited me." ' '
"I then asked him if tho rumor
that former President Castro had re
turned to his coup try wero true.
Ho laughed heartily, and declared
that Castro never had been away
from the shores of Venezuela, but
that ho and his friends had found a
double and employed him to take
the former president's placo, there
by perpetrating a giant hoax upon
the whole world.
"I have not 3'et accepted thoir of
fers, but I shall see tho revolution
ary representatives, when I go back
to Mexico and- make final arrange
ments. This Castro who is now in
Mexico bears an assumed name and
poses as a waiter while organizing
his forces and laying his plans."
It would cost over a hundred thou
sand dollars to complete an auto
belt lino around West Maui, but
from every point of view it would
prove a good thing. Thousands of
homestead acres would bo opened
up and hundreds of thousands of
acres of grazing land made very
valuable. From Kahakuloa tho
trail ascends and the horses fairly
climb, but the proposed road will
bo built on an easy grado.
"Thero are mountains, gulches,
cascades and waterfalls to attract
the eyo all along tho road, andat
Waiheo tho auto awaited us. Chair
man Poguo was a fund of informa
tion, and Mr. Drummond, the now
supervisor from liana, got his first
lesson in road building. Tho latter
part of the trail is even now a
splendid road, a little widening and
cutting out sharp turns and it makea
an auto road of tho first class, as
cending higher in altitude than any
auto road on Oahu. It is a shamo
that we have to go to Maui to learn
what real UuY-if'nterpriso means.
Why not invite l'bgue and his su
pervisors to come over and stir us
up? Wo arc missing splendid op
portunities. It is time to get to
gether on Oahu and emulato Maui.
We need a real, all-tho-round-island
auto road oven moro than dous
Maui, and Maui is going to reach
out now for tho tourists-and she'll