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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. AUGUST 19, j9U
BUYING A NEW STRAW HAT.
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
New Departure In Engines Re
cently Brought to the Islands.
Racy Paragraphs From the Capitol On
(Ily oscar lirenton.)
The disappearance of five hund
red Mini twenty dollars, coin of the
realm from the post of lieu safe is
not going to end with the repay
ment of the sum hy Joe Kubcy, tjio
assistant postmaster and the last
person to handle the money oificial
ly. While the matter has only just
become known to the public the
disappearance occurcd on the third
of July, the money having been sent
by the postmistress at Leilchua. It
'is a rule that when money, funds of
the post office department, is trans
mitted by one postmaster to the
nearest first class office, a printed
slip containing the divisions and
description of the money so se'nt- is
filled and mailed separate from the
coin package. In this instance the
money, I believe, was mostly in coin
and the official slip containing the
count was put inside the hug. The
money arrived hero by the late
evening train and was receipted for
by the night clerk and by him turn
ed over to the representative of the
registry division and a receipt taken.
A half dozen men handled the pack
age, with four other packages and
the receipts are regular up to the
time Kubey got it. Package
numbered five is missing. There
the trail ends and Kubey was called
upon to pay tho money which he
did. He says ho remembers leav.
ing the safe open one night and it
may have been the night the money
bag was inside. Nobody really knows
but the man who took the money
and he is modest about telling. Un
fortunately Kubey has been associat
ed with so many different little
gambling scrapes that tho officials
look askance at him. Ho was men
tioned, merely mentioned, in con
nection with tho Jack Stay ton, af
fair. But Stayton, though arrested
for opening letters addressed to the
post office inspector, was not believ
ed to have been mixed in anything
crooked. He gambled a few and
was one of tfio boys but when the
end came and the grand jury did
not indict him, or the petit jury
freed him, I do not recall which,
his funds tallied to a dot with the
books of the department and he
married the girl of his choice and
flow the coop. Now comes little
Kubey in a mix that, to the officials,
is beyond ken. His last escapade
was with the bunch of customs in
spectors caught gambling within the
sacred precincts of the Customs
House. Nothing doing as far as he
was concerned, and this, connected
with,other events in tho life of tho
young man, has caused his friends
to remark on occasions that Joe
could fall overboard in deep water
and come up with his pockets full
of gold fish. Meaning thereby that
ho is lucky. Perhaps his luck is
with him still. Tho inspectors are
Baying nothing but they are doing a
lot of timobiding. Detective Burns
says that no man can commit a crime
successfully to himself. In other
words there is always a loose string
that tho man on tho trail' picks up
I havo a hunch that llaro sees the
A. B. MacElroy, persistent bum,
has been called to his fathers. I
had tho pleasure of examining the
records of tho county jail the other
day and proved by them that Mc
Elroy spent all but twenty-two days
of the two last years of his life in
the county jail on charges of vag-
(Coutiuued ou Page 6.)
A traction engine that will plow
over soft ground, jump ditches, and
accomplish results at a minimum
cost is something the plantation
men of the Islands have been dream
ing of for years. There are sections
of Hawaii, for instrance, where
plowing is out of tho question on
account of the quaggy character of
the soil. A soil in which one may
stick a hoe handle the full length
anl hot find bottom.
Kauai, too, has some land in
which the 'Caterpillar" engine
will travel well as a motor car on a
macadam road. Over on Kauai re
cently the engine was given a. trial
at jumping ditches. Mr. Waldron,
of the Honolulu Iron Works Co., is
authority for the statement that the
ditch contained about two feet of
water over an extremely soft bot
tom, and that the sides of the ditch
were four feet high. The engine
with no trouble to the driver,- gent
ly dropped its front wheel into the
ditch and as gracefully walked"
to tho other side.
The "Caternillar " Mr. Waldron
states, is made in Stockton, Califor
nia, the Honolulu Iron Works Co.
being agents for Hawaii. The en
gine has a powerful four cylinder
motor, using distillate as fuel, its
consumption of which is well below
the rated standard. This fact speaks
for economy in maintenance.The cy
linders are seven inches in diameter,
and the pistons have an eight-inch
Btroke. Four rollers supported by
heavy steel brackets run on the
chain on which are the feet" of
the engine. Virtually it lays down
its own track as it moves.
'It will plow land in which mules
can hardly walk." said Mr. Wal
dron in explaining the machine,
and for that reason it is invaluable
on soft land. The first one tried on
the Islands was at Hakalau, and it
proved its worth the first day. We
recently installed one at Kilauea,
and the way it tackled almost im
possibly steep grades and skipped
over soft plowed land was wonder
ful." Attractions at TheOrpheum.
Ed. Fernandez announces that
next Tuesday ho will-arrive with a
vaudeville attraction, direct from
the Orient which he will put on in
a connection with his pictures.
One of the features he will put on
is Castloman, the great hypnotist
and mind reader. This artist no
doubt, will create lots of fun show
ing his skill at hypnotizing, and
Another of his attractions is MJss
Montgomery, the clever comedy
sketch artist. Miss Montgomery is
reputed to bo a graceful dancer' as
well. Tho vaudeville attraction will
remain a few nights only, and to
gether with the high class pictures
which Mr. Fernandez will continue
to show, should prove a fine attrac
The Salvation Army.
The new Salvation Army Citidal
is nearing completion, and tho cap
tain in charge of the work here, is
planning a grand three days celebrat
ion at the opening, Sunday August
27. There w'll bo a delegation here
from Honolulu to assist. This
building is creditable to tho army,
and shows the result of hard and
honest effort on the part of Captain
Zimmerman and his wife. The
building will cost about $2500,
all of which is paid excepting a
small balance of $500, which tlioy
hope to raise in tho near future.
This is an institution which is de
serving of tho good will and assist
ance of all citizens.
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LONDON, Aug. 18. Over 100,000 men have been ordered out on
strike. There is no disorder. Traffic is seriously crippled. Passen
gers not interferred with. Fifteen thousand troops havo been ordered
from Aldershot, and the government intends to keep'order. A gene
ral strike calling out 600,000 men is threatened.
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 18. Troops are camped in the public square.
All is quiet.
ROME, Aug. 18. The Pope is improving, He was given solid
food yesterday. i l'
SEATTLE, Aug. 18. A recall petition haB been issued against
the mayor and three Councilmen. They will fight for endorsement.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. The regular republicans in the Senate
walked out, leaving the floor to the democrats. The amended cotton
bill was passed.
BOSTON, Aug. 18. Admiral Togo is suffering from indigestion,
as the result of too many banquets.
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 17. Rioting was renewed by the strikers last
night, but was stopped by the troops. An unsuccessful attempt was
made to rescue strikers who had been arreBted. All street car men
havo been ordered on strike.
LONDON, Aug. 17. Officers of tho railway employees union re
port a general strike today. The railway management has appealed
to the government. Thoy have agreed to provide transportation for
25,000 men to any given point.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17. Two regiments leavo for tho Mexican
border to assist in maintaining order.
SYDNEY, Aug.. 17. Cardinal Moran the only Catholic Cardinal
in Australia is dead.
PORTLAND, Aug. 17 John Bullock and Chas. Houston have
been arrested for making excessive prices on Alaskan coal.
iNEW YORK, Aug. 17. Thirteen members of the poultry trust
were sentenced to three months in jail and fined $500. They were
convicted for restraint of trade. They held poultry in cold storage to
boost the prices.
HONOLULU, Aug. 18. Carl Wideman and A. K. Vierra, have
been given clerkships in the road department.
. Tho Nuuanu Valley residents havo started a good roads cam
paign. Everything points to Toogood as the murderer of his wife.
Souza's band will arrive in Honolulu on September I'?., and will
give one concert.
The Bishop Trust Company aro planning to erect somo new tenements.
Tho Civic Federation have taken up tho question of child labor,
and will ask tho plantatioiib for information on the subject..
Ewa will probably pay extra dividend.
Letters from McClellan state
Hawaii this fall, because of tho long
HONOLULU, Aug. 17. Olaa was selling yesterday at G.12.
No successor has yet been appointed to Mott Smith.
O. I. Spalding has been elected
Moro Portuguese aro soon tmjSSve for Hawaii
Word comes from WashingtbtfgtWat tho Cruisers Colorado, South
Dakota, West Virginia, and California, and' eight destroyers, have
been ordered to Honolulu SeptemberilSth.
MoCutoheon in Chicago Tribune.
that Congressmen will not come to
session of Congress
president of the Chamber of Com
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Tho eyes of fandom aro now cen
tered upon Pitcher Martin O'Toolc
and Catcher James Kelly, late of the
St. Paul club of the American asso
ciation, but now of the Pittsburg
club of the National league This
famous battery cost President Bar
ney Dreyfuss of the Pirates the cool
sum of 835,000. Of this, $22,500
was paid for tho pitcher and 812,500
for the catcher.
This fabulous amount breaks all
records in baseball and the purchase
of this battery recalls tq the minds
of the fans that sensation of more
than 20 years ago when John Clark
son and Mike Kelly were bought by
Boston from Chicago. Boston paid
820,000 for this famous pair, which
stood as the record till tho St. Paul
deal was made last w.eek,
Promising as their futures may
look, it is doubtful if these young
sters will ever win the fame and the
glory which Clarkson and Kelly re
flected upon the great national game.
They havo their Ty Cobbs and their
Christy Mathewsons and their Hal
Chases now, but tho veteran fans all
shake their heads and declare that
the baseball diamond will never
again know two such men as Clark
son and Kelly.
Both are dead, poor fellows. Both
died practically unknow and almost
without friends. As a battery this
Kelly-Clarkson combination never
has been approached. They inven
ted most of the tricks which all of
the modern day stars are using to
advantage and which some )of the
fans consider new.
O'Toole and the namesake of the
wonderful old Boston and Chicago
catcher aro both youngsters. Up to
the present season they were un
known outside of the league in which
they played, but during the past
three months each has been making
such a wonderful, record that they
began to attract tho attention of
several of the big league teams.
Thoy started in to bid for tho
services of this far heralded battery,
The bidding opened up brisk and
started to get more brisk every day
Finally every club save New York
and Pittsburg dropped out and Pitts
burg finally stole a march on Now
York by ottering 822,500 for
O'Toole. This offer was accepted
and tho deal for tho pitcher was
Then O'Toole began to get home
sick. Ho wanted his old side part
ner and running mate Kelly, with
him. Dreyfuss looked up the dope
and discovered that O'Toole was
not an effective pitcher unless ho
had Kelly to catch him. This
started another deal and more bid
ding was in ordor. Droyfuss again
had the edgo and he landed tho
backstop for $12,500.
Back in the National league tho
O'Toole-Kelly combination is known
as the billionaire battery." The
youngsters havo joined tho Pirates
and will be given their first tryouts
within the next couplo of days.
Pittsburg is now right behind Chi
cago for Natiqnal league honors, and
Dreyfuss says that if O'Toolo and
Kelly win tho National leaguo pen
nant for him, ho will consider that
ho got tho battery at a bargain for
How near tho American camo to
winning tho recent Harvard-Yale
and Oxford-Cambridgo games in
England was told on the arriva
last night of tho steamship Cantid
ian, which brought George E. Put
Notes of General Interest From Out
On tho 12th and 13th, within 24
hours, two deaths from drowning '
took place in the Haiku plantation
reservoir situated a short distance
below the cannery. , k
On Saturday, tho 12th. a'Janan-
eso on horseback attempted to give
his animal a drink (so the supposi
tion is) in tho reservoir which was
but half-full of water, thus making
the side quite precipitous. Tho
horse losing his footing threw him
self and rider into the water so
causing tho death of the Japanese
who could not swim either from
ignorance of tho art or because ho
was disabled by the horse fallinc up
on him. Later a Hawaiian named
Kalaina seeing the wet animal
wandering about tied it up and
gave the alarm after the discovery
of a hat floating on the water. Tho
body was not found until S p. m.,
then tho government physician 'Dr.
McConkey and tho police authorities
investigated tho affair. ' '
On Sundy, tho 13th, another Jan-
anese, an employee of Tanaka's
store of Paia, went fishing with a
net in the reservoir which was full-
of fish. The findinc of his clothes
upon the bank and tho discovery of
the net in the water caused tho
gathering of a crowd of people eager
to find tho owner of tho articles in
Question. Thoueh inanv nnnnln
swam through the reservoir in every
uirection the searcli was m vain.
At length two Filipinos offered to
find the body in return for the pay-,
ment of $20, which task they sue-,,
ceeded in doing at 10 o'clock p. m,
Tho theorv is that the man in'
swimming out to adjust his net
jt n i .
was KiKen wim cramps ana Jost Ins
life as his cries could not be linnnl
owing to tho isolation of the place.
On tho 14th. a nartv from Wni-
luku and Kahului departed upon an
outinc of several weeks' duration
around East Maui via tho crater of
Haleakala. Thoso included arc Dr.
G. S. Aiken. Rev. Wm. Short. Rev.
and Mrs. Savior of Honolulu.
Misses Aiken, Short, and Jakins,
Mr. Thayer of Honolulu, and Ber
nam, the Oxford Rhodes scholar,
who threw tho hammer 151 feet 5
inches and won tho meet for Eng
land. Putnam was secretly married
to a New Orleans girl, Miss Clairo
Edwards, whom he had met abroad
just before the meet. Ho intended
to sail at onco with his bride, but
the illness of his mother prevented.
Then, knowing that his marriago
would disqualify him as a Rhodes
scholar and realizing that' he would.
bo held as a traitor in athletic cir
cles in England if he did not com
pete, even against tho men of his
own country, ho went into tho meet
and mado the single point which
won for England against America.
Ad Wolgast, champion lightweight
pugilistof tho world, can earn $1000
a round if ho will, and he can name
tho limit of his earning power can
say whether ho wants $10,000 or
$20,000 according to Danny Mor
gan, Knockout Browns manager.
Morgan says ho is ready to to gua
rantee this money and has $1,000
up as a forfeit that Brown will fight
"I'm so certain that Brown can
whip Wolgast says ;Horgan, that I'm
willinc to match him acainst tho
champion in oither a 10 or 20 round
imuvt J- twit tjuuiaiiibu ti uiaob
Sl.UUU a rounu for every round ho
fights Brown, whether it bo 10 or
20. This is more money that Wol
gast can obtain from any club or
manager, and oxcecds aiyj sum ho
has been paid to date for a fight.