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. VOLUME XIX , WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 1912 - NUMBER 1
Niagara. Falls Treacherously Claims
Three More Yiclims.
' Tho great ice bridge that has
choked the river channel between
the cataract and the upper Htecl
arch bridgo below the falls for the
last three weeks lias broke from its
shoring and went down the river,
taking with it to their death a man
and woman said to be Mr. and Mrs.
Eldridgo Stanton of Toronto, Cana
da, and Burrell Heacock, 17 years
old, of Cleveland, 0.
The bridgo was considered safe.
For weeks the great fields of ice had
been coming down the river, piling
up against the barrier until it was
from sixty to eighty feet thick, and
under the influence of zero weather
the great mass had become anchored
firmly to the shore. The jam was
about 1000 feet wide, and in some
places a quarter of a mile in breath
For two weeks it had offered safe
passage to the hardy, and an im
inenBo crowd of excursionists came
to view the winter wonder of the
river. Had tho accident happened
an hour later, hundreds would have
lost their lives. Somewhere deep
in tho great whirlpool sleeps the
man, partly identified as Stanton,
whD twice put aside his chances of
roocue in order to remain with his
terror-stricken wife, and who, in
the shadow of death just at tho
break in the rapids, spurned assist
anee for himself and attempted to
bind about the woman s body a
rope dangling from the lower Btcel
The lad, Burrell Heacock, was of
the same mold. Had he not turned
back on tho ice to, give assistance
to the man, he, too, might have
made tho shore.
The man and woman started first
toward the American shore, but
they wero stopped by a lane of open
water. Back they ran again toward
tho Canadian side, turned about
and made for the American side
When hardly more than fifty yards
from the rocky shore, the woman
fell on her face, utterly spent.
"I can't go on; I can't go on,
she cried. "Let us die here."
All tho time the great field of ice
went on, breasting tho terrible out
rush of the Niagara Fall Power
Company's tannel outflow, the
mightiest current in all the river,
without being broken. As the
woman fell, tho man tried to get
her to her feet again and tried to
.drag her along the ico, calling for
assistance to Roth and Heacock.
Heacock turned back to the
couple, and helped support the
woman. The act cost him his life.
Tho men on shore made an effort
to reach the three on tho ico floe,
but at a point about 600 feet below
tho upper Bteel arch bridge tho ice
field broke into two great fields
One section anchored near tho
Tho moving floe with tho three
helpless beings passed slowly down
Meantime Niagara Falls firemen
were sent to-tho lower steel arch
bridgo, and there took station with
a rope. Canadian firemen had two
ropes down from tho cantilever
bridgo, which is about 300 yards
above tho other structure.
A quarter of a milo from tho
' whirlpool rapids, tho floe on which
tho three were bomo broke intotwo
sections, the man and woman on
one, Heacock on tho other.
Heacock saw tho ropes dangling
from the bridgo and mado ready to
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What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
George Hildebrand, who was for
many years one of the fastest ball
players on the Pacific Coast, and
who is now an umpire in the Pacific
Coast League, has the following to
say about umpiring: ,
In many ways tho life of an um
pire is lonesome. He doesn't make
any friends ahd ho can't afford to
talk about his business. You are
never applauded, and if you have a
poor day you are roasted. In fact,
tho best you get is tho worst of it.
It is always harder for an umpire
toward tho close of tho season, for
usually the race is closer and tho
excitement more tense.
Ono thing the-players ought to
learn is to do less kicking. If it
should ever be my fortune to go
back into the game I would never
kick at an indicator man. They
used to call me a crab, but I know
how tough it is for tho umpire.
The New York American League
baseball team will go Ihrough the
season of 1912 with the highest
average in one respect, at least
of any big league club. It will in
clude more tall players than any
other team. As Manager Wolver-
ton figures it, there are eleven men
in tho Yankee squad who Btand
over six feet in height. Tho giants
of the squad, and their heights, are:
Shears, 6.4; McConnell, 6.3; Swee
ney, 6.2; Knight, 6.2; Vaughn,
6.2; Caldwell, 6.1; Appleby, 6.1;
Stump, 6.1; Clark, 6 feet; Upham,
6 feet; Williams, 6 feet.
Did you, ever hear of tho pitcher
who begged an umpire to give him
all tho worst of it while pitching?
Well, it's hard to believe, but it
actually happened one day while
the Reach-All team was touring
Japan a few years back. You see
it was like this: The Reach-All
were defeating the Japanese team
so badly that it was decided to try
a plan of letting the Japs have the
American battery and tho Amer
icans the Japanese pitcher and
catcher. This was done to even up
the comparative strength of tho two
teams, but it worked out badly.
Mikey Graney, with his tendency
to be wild, suffered one of his bad
days when he started to hurl for
the Jap team and the experienced
American players waited him out
with tho result that walks were
frequent. It got so bad that there
was an awful holler from the big
crowd of Japanese present. The
Americans thought they were root'
ing, but finally one of the Jap3 who
understood English explained tho
situation, saying that tho little
Brown men were thinking that
Graney was not pitching his best
against the Americans. It got so
bad that the batteries wero switched
back and there was more trouble.
The Japanese would swing at the
wild tosses which Graney was mak
ing and ho was striking out tho
Japs right and loft. Tho crowd
did not "savvy" that tho Amer
icans' experience mado tho differ
enco and set up a greater howl
Graney was "in bad" for fair A"d
begged Hildebrand, who was urn
piring, to please call some balls so
that ho could walk some of the Japs
and prove that ho was doing his
Tho bic Bteam Bhovel for Con
tractor Wilson arrived on tho Mis
Professor Voditz of Georgetown univeraity says the trusts are as White as
mow when compared with the small dealers.
HONOLULU. Feb. 16. A wealtfhv British Columbian baa been
arreBted by United States marshal Hendry, on a warrant from the
mainland charging him with complicity in the Alaskan frauds.
E. 0. Hall & Son now want $135,000 for their corner.
A murderer who was supposed to be on the Cleveland, and for
whom the shipwaa searched, could
Kuhio now says he wants to see
writing to Desha. $
HONOLULU, Feb. 15. Kuhio
outside by Shingle. He had nothing
that he could not remember having
The Chinese will celebrate thejbirth of Uib new republic today.
Frank Thompson was fined $lfl for contempt of court by Judge
Monsarrut. He refuses to pay tho
Capt. Pilse will pilot .tho
damage to the cable.
Marston Campbell expresses
Chamber of Commerce relative to the
The governor speaks of plans
steaders on Kauai.
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 16. The greatest sensation since the con
fession of the dynamiters, was sprung today when a local paper began
publishing a number of letters and telegrams captured by Burns, and
used as evidence beiore the grand jury. Ryan, Hocking, Webb,
Young, and a score of others aie
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. Adjutant-General Ainsworth has been
stripped of power and ordered courtmartialed by President Taft for
insubordination in a letter written
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. Two
$25,000 on the bank of the East river yesterday.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. The
consider the wool schedule before
Indicted Men Arrested.
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 15,
in ty cities. Among tuose arrested is Ual uvan, president of the
bridgeworker's union. The department of justice says there was no
evidenco to connect Gompere,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. Tho president signed tho Arizona
Statehood bill this morning. Tho governor will be inaugurated at 10
NANKING, Feb. 15. Considering his work accomplished, Dr.
Sun Yet Sen has stepped down. His resignation is a surprise to the
people. When elected he declared he would resign when his task was
completed, but even his closest friends would not believe him.
Men Return to Work.
Tho longshoremen who left tho
employ of tho Kahului Railroad
some timo ago, went back to work
Thursday morning- A deputation
representing tho men waited upon
Mr. Williams on Tuesday, and ask
ed if they would bo taken back.
Mr. Williams assured them that
thoy would bo taken back and' put
to work wherever ho could find
room for them. They wero given
to understand they would be treated
ne in St Paul Pioneer Press,
iot bo found.
Talt elected and forgets about
returned yesterday, and was met
to say to the reporters other than
written to Desha.
cable ship which will go to repair the
surprise at the action of tho Maui
wharf. He says he-will show them.
for a pineapple cannery1 -for home
to Secretary Stiinson.
messengers in a taxi were robbed of
Democrats have been urged to
Thirty - nine arrests have been made
Mitchell or Morrison with the
the same as other men so long as
they were willing to abido by tho
rules of tho company. Tho com
pany had a full gang of men at
work loading tho ships, and there
fore none of the men will bo put to
work on the waterfront. With tho
strikers back working tho railroad
now has considerably over 300 men
Dr. Raymond and Jim Coke
mado a Hying trip last week. They
arrived Saturday morning and re
urned Saturday evening.
of Late II. P. Baldwin Carry
Out His Wishes.
Alexander & Baldwin have prac
tically turned over to the land
department of the government about
a thousand acres of land adjoining
tho ljomestead lands at Haiku,
leaving it to tho public land3 de
partment to manage the opening of
tho lands. This unusual step is a
result of plans considered long ago
by tho late H. P. Baldwin, and
there arc sentimental as well as
other reasons why the present mem
bers of the firm are watching tho
scheme with unusual interest.
"As long ago as 1908 Mr. Bald
win had in mind the plan now be
ing carried out by tho settlement of
homesteaders on this land," said
J. P. Cooke. "There could hardly
be a more favorable homcsteading
proposition, for the land is proved
pineapple land, and J. D. Dole has
offered a good marketing plan. The
proposition has been all worked out
very carefully and I am glad to
know that Mr. Dole has seen his
way to make a good offer for tho
"Tho land department of tho
government, I understand, is will
ing to undertake the opening of the
Alexander & Baldwin lands, taking
the matter out of our hands. This
is better than any other arrange
ment, for it places the settlers who
may take our private lands on ex
actly tho same basis as those who
take public land. Carrying out
plans cherished by Mr. Baldwin for
many years, wo stand ready to offer
the lands. There are' about a
thousand acres in tho tract to bo
opened. Of course, wo stand the
expenses of advertising, etc."
WILL EXTEND RAILROAD.
The Kahului Railway Company
has surveyors at work on an exten
sion of its road from Paia in the
direction of tho now farms. It is
planned to have the road extended
within a year to tho Haiku cannery
site, which is only three miles from
the land. Surveys will also be
made boyond there, with a view to
possible further extension.
Mr. Cooke says tho homesteading
enterprise at Haiku was one of the
most interesting and important yet
mado hero. "I cannot see any
reason why these settlors should not
make a success," he said, "and
hope they will all do so. It should
bo realized, of course, that it will
take some timo to get any returns,
and I hope that all tho homestead
ers have tho capital to carry them
through until they can realizo on
Tho banks hero on Maui aro will
ing to aid the new homesteaders in
every way possible, that is consist
ent with conservative banking. As
everyone with common sense knows,
however, they have no intention of
advancing money to homesteaders
to the full valuation of tho property,
as oho paper had it last week.
Maui Racing Association,
Tho Maui Racing Association
held their annual meeting in tho
Town Hall last Friday ovening.
Tho old officers wero elected witl
tho exception of tho Secretary
Mr. C. E. Meyers was elected to
that office in placo of Mr. J. J
Walsh, who was too busy, to accept
tho oflico for another year.
Meet qnd Hear Objections to Proposed
Dr. J. II. Raymond and J. L.
Coke as his attorney appeared before
the Loan Fund Commission at its
meeting Saturday to file an objec
tion against the intention of the
commission to put in an extension
for a pipeline to Pair- which will
Iraw tho water away from Kula.
Dr. Raymond contended the legisla
ture specially provided an appropri
ation for an extension to tho Kula
pipeline, and that tho money should
bo spent for that purpose.
Marston Campbell explained that
tho amount available for tho pipe
line extension is $35,000, and that
the estimated cost for the reservoir
at Waiakamoi, with flumes and
trails for extending the lino to
Puohokamoa gulch is $18,785. Dr.
Raymond said since tho legislature
made an appropriation for an .ex
tension to the Kula pipeline a reser
voir at Keokca would be proper in
order to keep tho pipeline supplied
with water; that any proposition
tending to divert the water from
Kula, as it would be if the extension
to Paia is laid, would be contrary to
the legislative enactment. Mr.
Campbell added that the "commis
sion had reconsidered letting tho
contract for water pipes for tho Paia
extension and had postponed the
matter for forty days.
The commission also agreed to go
right ahead with the proposed new
school buildings, and bids will be
called for at once
Luau and Dance.
Tho Puuneno Athletic Club ia
planning a real novelty tonight. A
uau and dance at Puunene is in it
self inducement enough to draw a
big crowd, but the novel idea of
having the luau in tho swimming
tank will cause some people to gasp
with astonishment, but they need
notlworry, it will be a tank without
water, and if tho weather is fine
such an arrangement as the boys
have planned, will bo a gonuino
treat. After the luau a dance will
follow in the club house.
iiTho proceeds of this affair is to
go towards defraying tho cost of the
new practice bargo. Tho boys aro
making great plans for turning out
a champion crew next year, and
everyone who attends tho luau to
night can feel that they have con
tributed their mite to.vards helping
tho good causo, and incidentally
The semi-annual meeting of tho
Wailuku-Makawao Teachers' Asso
ciation will be held at the Paia
school, Friday, February 23, at 10
a. m. The following program has
been arranged and should provo
both interesting and instructive.
The Relation of tho School to
tho Homo Mrs. Austin
Class Demonstration in Arith
metic Miss Richardson
Ideas Rather Than Words
School Attcndanco..H. At. Wells
Geography Miss Hilcn
How to Mako Physiology a Live
Subject Miss Couch
Vacations Mr. Bowman
. Recitation Miss Mauerman
The Personality of tho Teacher
All interested in education arc
invited to attend.