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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1911
Boiled I own That Those Who Hide
(By Manuel Da Coste.)
Most of tho lovers of polo in
Honolulu regret the absence of the
Mnui team from the fickl this year
becauso there lire players on Maui
who know the game and who play
for points rather than show. We"
had some good sport on Saturday,
and a week ago, when I was charm
ed by Malina, of tho Kauai team,
who is one of tho best riders among
all of the polo players here. Some
times I think tho boy gets too much
publicity in tho local papers and I
fear it will swoll his opinion of him
self. Should this happen there will
have to bo another player on the
team when next it goes on the field.
There was a fashionable gathering
both days but the enjoyment was
spoiled for those who went in traps
by tho haste of those in autos.
They, seem to feel that the rules of
the -ad do not apply to them and
that they have sole right to occupy
the highways. If I had my way I
would relegate them to the roads
that are knee dcop with mud and
tell them they might keep them for
It is a mere coincidence, of
course, that tho charges made
against Patterson, with the name,
of Engineer Howell told-in a whis
per, and the resignation of the lat
ter from his official position and
the printed statement that he would
go into the contracting business
should follow so close. The con
tractors here wonder if he and Pat
terson are going into partnership in
tho big contracts tho latter won in
tho recent drawing. I do not think
this is at all probable and I do not
want you to think I do. The real
trouble is among tho men who bid
and get sore becauso they did not
get tho prize. As long as I can re
member this state of affairs has
existed and there is usually a charge
of collusion that sounds much like
graft when a contract is awarded.
Why even tho Belt Road Commis
sion with Andrew Adams at the
head, is defamed by the politicians
arid contractors down here. I am
told, however, that Adams sits on
the lid as though everyone endorsed
his plan, Ho intends to run the
belt road "doins" as ho runs his
plantation and the dei'll take the
kickers. Adams has built roads at
less cost than anyone on tho islands.
Ho knows howi and in selecting
him as tho chairman of a committee
that is to saw wood, the governor
did a wise thing. Of course it is
against nature for a committee to
have tho expenditure of a lot of
money and bo answerable to no one
until tho money is spent, but how
much better it is that way than to
havo tho governing power in a lot
of politicians who would not stop at
tho rawest kind of graft. This com
mittee is going to give tho people
something for their money no mat
ter where tho shoo pinches.
That affair in which tho Toogoods
wero mixed up was really too bad.
It is another demonstration of
whiskey rule and ruin and tho end
prophesied by those who know came
to the woman as they figured it out
Tho man, I am informed, by tho
sheriff, is a degenerate and his con
fession at tho inquest saved the high
sheriff the troublo of putting a ropo
around his neck. Probable it is,
that if ho had allowed the caso to go
to trial and depended upon his at'
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Heads Are Bared as the Sweet Re
frain is Sent Shoreward.
The sailing of tho Oceanic liner
Sierra, Captain Houdlettc, for Ho
nolulu yesterday, says tho San Fran
cisco Examiner, was different from
other departures of tho ship from
this port. As usual; the throng on
the dock was fully as large as ever.
There were just as many (lowers,
just as many old shoes, rice, paper
streamers and just as many newly-
"Aloha Nui," tho national hymn
of Hawaii, which whenever sung
seems to movo the multitudes to
tears, was also in evidence. When
the Sierra began to back away from
tho wharf tho island refrain was
sung. Tho little paper strcamors
floated out into space, while the
throng quickly dissolved and min
gled with those on the streets or
hurried away in taxicabs.
Although thero were numerous
native Hawaiiahs going down to see
the departure, thero wero but few
who sailed.. Among the latter was
an elderly woman, who long before
the ship's departure stood alono, at
the vessel's rail. As she bado her
friends standing on tho wharf good
bye the tears streamed down her
furrowed cheeks. Suddenly, clear
and distinct above the noiso and
clamor arose tho clear, sweet and
tremulous voice of this woman,
singing as only can tho real Hawa
iian, "Aloha Nui."
It is certain that tho scene which
followed has never been duplicated
at the departure of any ship from
San Francisco. As tho clear yet
tremulous voice aroso the effect up
on the multitude was instantaneous.
Every head waB immediately bared
and in the silence that followed, ex
cept for tho sweet voiced singer, it
would havo been possible to have
heard a pin drop. It was several
moments after the singing had
ceased beforo the men resumed
their hats and the hum of conver
sation was again heard.
The Salvation Army.
Major and Mrs. Wilson the di
visional officers of the Salvation
Army in Hawaii, will dedicate the
new hall in Wailuku tomorrow af
ternoon. Ensign Timmerman, who
is in charge of tho work here ox
tends a cordial invitation to all to
attend at the dedication.
Tho donations for the new hall
to date amount to $1484.40. The
amount needed to finish paying for
the hall is about $1100.00.
The Orpheum Theater.
The past week Wailuku has been
treated to somo fairly good vaude
ville, while the moving pictures havo
been as good as can be seen in any
playhouse. Tonight Ed. Fernandez
proposes to show tho International
aviation meet at Belmont Park.
These pictures will show many of
tho world famous aeronauts such
as Wright, Latliam, Curtis, Bud
Mars, and tho wreck of Moissant's-
machine. Thero wero ten machines,
in tho air at one time during tho
meet. To those of us who has never
seen an aviation meet, these pictures
will bo an education. Mr. Fernandez
deserves credit for the high class
pictures ho has been giving in Wai
luku, and for his efforts to give us
entertainment at moderate cost.
"GOOD BOY! YOU'VE DONE WELL ON THE SMALL JOBS; I'M
GOING TO PROMOTE YOU. TO THE BIGGER CITIES."
TOKIO, Aug. 25. Marquis Katsuri, primier of Japan for the
past three years, placed his resignation in the hands of tho Mikado
yesterday. Marquies Saioniji has
BARGO, Eng., Aug. Troops charged fighting rioters in the street
here. After several charges the rioters dispersed.
PURCELL, Ok., Aug. A negro charged with assaulting a " white
woman was taken from jail here by
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iu ue.mi. iiio Hjnue recovereu mm, unu iook mm lo me nospitai.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25. Detective Hossick has voluntarily
gone to Indianapolis to face charges
BOONVILLE, Ind., Aug. 25. Richard Lea, his wife and son
have been found murdered. His eldest son is charged with tho crime.
ROSEBURG, Ore., Aug. 25.
construction over the Untqua river,
VICTORIA, Aug. 24. McBride, the leader of tho Western Con
servatives, opened his election campaign here yesterday. He attacked
the Laurior administration and opposed reciprocity. He said Tafthad
driven the treaty through congress
becomo known as the man who laid
That this would be the first step
from Great Britain. ,
ROME, Aug. 24.
ber were killed.
ROCHESTER, Aug. 24. Taft
was against the cureall principles
problem of concentrated wealth.
NEWPORT, Aug. 24 Strikers
terday, breaking into Jewish Shop.
ing shown in England."
HONOLULU, Aug. 25. It is
short time before Hawaii gets a military department.
Captain Miller is on tho .grill
statement as to tho valuation of tho
Mrs. Beckley Jones, sister of Fred Beckloy is dead from' pneumonia
J. J. Dowling, tho pineapple canning man is seriously ill follow
ing an operation for stomach disorder.
It is reported thero may bo an embargo placed on pineapples on
account of the Mediterranean fly. Tho Chamber of Commerce wiil
take tlie matter up. '
The attorney general says the refund act is void.
HONOLULU, Aug. 24. California will send an export to Hawaii
to study the Mediterranean fly.
Longshoremen havo asked tho mainland for permission to organize
a union here. They will boycott orientals.
The Board of Health haB rofused permission for tho owners to
build five cottages in Magoon Village.
It is rumored that Sam Parker has gono to tho coast to be married.
Bartholomew in Minneapolis Journal.
been called to form a now cabinet.
a mob who attempted to burn him
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A now steel bridge in course of
fell and killed five workmen.
to qualify his personal ambition to
the foundation stone for annexation.
which would sever Canada forever
devastated Lornbardy. A nuui'
said ,n a speech hero yesterday, he
advocated by democrats to solve tho
rioted through tho streets yes-
This is the first antisemetic feel
now assured that it will be only a
over his tax returns, and his sworn
James McKee in tho Celtic Chiof
Itcforc the Investigating Committee
lie Speaks Out Boldly.
Colonel Roosevelt in his state
ment before tho congressional
committee investigating tho steel
"In the fall of 11)07 there wore
severe business disturbances and
financial stringency culminating in
a panic which aroso in New lork
and spread over the country. The
damago actually done was great and
damage threatened was incalculable.
Thanks largely to the action of tho
government the panic was stopped
beforo it became a frightful and na
tion wido calamity, a disaster
fraught with untold misery and woe
to all our people.
"One morning while at breakfast,
I was informed that Frick and Gary
wero waiting in my office. I sent
a message asking the secretary of
state, Mr. Root, to join us, which he
lid. Before tho close of the inter
view, ana in the presence of tho
three gentlemen named, I dictated
a note to Attorney General Bona
parte, setting forth exactly what
Frick and Gary had proposed and
exactly what I had answered so
that thero might be no possibility of
"Mr. Bonaparte received this note
in anoni an hour ami saiu tnat my
answer was the only proper answer
that could have been made, having
regard both to tho law and to the
needs of the situation : ho declared
that tho legal situation had been in
no way changed, and that no suf
ficient ground existed for prosecut
ing tho steel corporation.
But I wish it distinctly under
stood that I acted purely on my own
initiativo and that the responsibility
for tho act was solely mine.
Tho steel corporation's securities
wero immediately marketable, their
great value being known and admit
ted all over tho world, as the event
showed. The proposal of Messrs
Frick and Gary was that the steel
corporation should at onco acquire
the Tennessee Coal and Iron com
pany, and thereby substitute, among
the assets of an institution which,
by tho way, they did not namo to
me, and which was threatened with
failure, securities .of great and im
mediato values, for securities which
at the momont were of no value. ,
''It was necessary for me to de
cido on the instant, beforo the stock
exchange opened, for tho situation
in Now York was such that any hour
might bo vital and failure to act for
even an hour might make all subse
quent effort to act utterly useless.
"From tho best information at my
disposal I believed (and bclicvo)
that tho addition of tho Tennessee
Coal and Iron company property
would only increaso tho proportion
of tho steel company's holdings by
about 4 percent, making them about
G2 per cent instead of about 50 per
cent of tho total value in tho coun
try, an addition which by itself, in
my judgment (concurred in, I may
add, not only by tho attorney gen
eral but by ovcry competent lawyer
with whom I talked), didn't chango
tho legal status of the'stcel corpora
Furthermore, I believed that tho
action was emphatically for tho gen
eral good, tha, it offered tho only
chanco for arresting the panic, and
that it would probably arrest tho
panic, as it did.
I answered Messrs. Frick and
Gary to tho effect that 1 did not
deem it my duty to interfere that
is, to forbid the action which moro
The Ball Games Sunday Were Well
Last Saturday and Sunday the
Chinese Athletic Club's team of
ball players, were hero and tho
baseball fans enjoyed some good
ball playing. It was not expected
the home team would put up much
of a fight against tho Honolulu
team, but in this we were pleasant
ly disappointed for they not only,
put up a fight, but they broke even
by winning a game and loosing a
The first game on Saturday was a
better contest than the score would
indicate. The five runs made by
the visitors was spread out over as
many innings and they were obliged
to fight all tho way. It was on the
bases where the Chinese excelled,
and they certainly gavo a brilliant
exhibition of daring base running.
Young Robinson of Paia did the
twirling in both games and his was
a fine brand of 'ball. His pitching
was gilt edged, and the only fault
which could bo found with him was
that ho failed to hold tho runner
close to the bag. This, no doubt is
from lack of experience against dar-'
ing base runners such as the Chin
ese are. Time after time in Satur
day's game, it looked as though the
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team play told in the pinches, and
they wero sent home with a row of
Sunday, tho tables wero turned
and the homo boys jumped away to
a good start. They kept tho visitors
chasing them trying to keep up,
and when tho game was finished
tho score stood 10 to 8 in favor of
The game between tho Chinese and
Japanese Sunday was too one sided
to be interesting. Tho Japanese
did well for a few innings but they
could not hold the pace, and fell
away to nothing.
The game at Lahaina Tuesday
was won by tho Chinese by the score
of 5 to 1. Espinda, who pitched
for Lahaina, knocked out a homo
run in tho second, scoring the only
run for Lahaina.
Thore has been some talk of a
league starting in Honolulu with
teams entered from Kauai, Maui
and Hawaii, and there is no doubt
but that a league oj this sort would
go a long way towards booming base
ball hero on Maui. We could put
a team in tho field which would bo
a credit to Maui, and uphold the
prestige Maui now enjoys as lead
ers in all kinds of sports.
than anything elso in actual fact
saved the situation.
"Tho result justified my judgment.
Tho panic was stopped, public con
fidence in tho solvency of the threat
ened institution being at onco re
stored. "Tho results of tho action I took
were beneficial from every stand
point, and the action itself at tho
timo when it was taken was vitally
necessary to tho welfare of the peo
plo of- tho United States.
"In my judgment, I would havo
been derelict in my duties, I would
havo shown myself a timid and un
worthy public officer if in that ex
traordinary crisis I had not acted as
I did. In every such crisis thetomp
tation to indecision, to nonaction, is
great, for excuses can always bo
found for nonaction, and action
means risk and tho certainty of
blamo to the man who acts.
"But if tho man is worth his salt
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