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THE MAUI' NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, aa second-class matter
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SATURDAY. JUNE 1, 1912
Dr. J. Weddick died this morning at five o'clock.
A decision handed down in the Wailuku district court this week is
one which menaces the whole community. A Japanese, who had
been run over by an automobile claimed damages. The evidence
all went to show that the plaintiff was altogether at fault, and that the
defendant did everything in his power to avoid a." accident. He ful
filled all the requirements of Uie law and more. We do not believe
that there is a man driving an auto on Maui, who would not do every
thing in his power to save another who was in danger of being ruu
over, but on the other hand, there are many who drive recklessly. In
this case, however, there was no sign of reckless driving, but the court
did not seem to take this into consideration. There is a law of con
tributory negligence in which it is plainly stated that if the plaintiff in
any way contributes to the accident, he has no redress. This man fell
off his wheel directly in front of the car.
livery man or woman who drives or rides in an automobile knows of
the extreme carelessness of the Japanese in getting in front of moving
vehicles of all descriptions. They have even been known to walk
blindly into a machine standing on the road. If, now the courts are
going to uphold them in this, and grant them damages, when the fault
of the accident is clearly their own negligence, it will be unsafe for
anyone to drive an auto on the public thoroughfare- These people are
famous for their disregard of truth, and for their fondness of living at
the expense of others, and if the precedent established in this case is to
U-conie the rule on Maui, the auto drivers will be forced to provide for
the greater part of the Japanese population, as they will be having
accidents every day.
One of the witnesses in this case was asked why he did not tell the
truth while on the witness stand, and replied that he did not want to
see his countryman loose; Skill it was testimony such as this on which
was based the decision for damages.
The auto drivers of Maui should organize and form a protective asso
ciation, and fight these cases to the bitter end, in order to discourage
others who can see some easy money by bringing damage suits.
The scheme as laid down by II. Gooding Field, and taken up so en
thusiastically by the business leaders in Honolulu, of having a Terri
torial Chamlx r of Commerce, is one of the best things which has ever
been suggested here. These islands are too small, and they depend
too much one ujmjii the other, to have divided interests. No one com
munity here can afford to hedge itself in and be content with its own
prosperity. We must all work together, and all boost for Hawaii, if we
are ever to be anything more than a mere fly speck on the commercial
map. The one way to accomplish this is to have a community of in
terests, and these interests voiced through a central body such as a
Territorial Chamber of Commerce would be, and thus get results when
things arc wanted, and improvements are to be accomplished. which will
be for the greatest good to the greatest number.
If Superintendent Pope really had the good of the department at
heart, he would resign, after the grilling he received at the hands of
the commissioners. He knows he is out of sympathy with the Board
of Kducation, and with a great percentage of the independent teaching
staff throughout the islands. He and Wood can no longer wield the
big stick, and the action of the commissioners was virtually a notifica
tion of want of confidence.
The tone of the editorials in the Honolulu press, against Roosevelt
is fa. less beligerant than it was a few weeks back, when they thought
the colonel was beaten. After the convention, and Roosevelt is nom
inated these same newspaper writers will Ik-gin to see a great light.
(By John Keble.)
WE scatter seeds with careless hand
And dream we ne'er shall see them more,
But for a thousand years
Their fruit appears
In weeds that mar the laud
Or healthful store.
The deeds we do, the words we say,
Into still air they seem to fleet.
We count them ever past,
But they shall last
In the dread judgment they
And we shall meet.
I charge thee by the years gone by,
For the love's sake of brethren dear,
Keep thou the one true way,
In work and play.
Lest in that world their cry
Of woe thou hear.
Addresses the Children.
On Wednesday, Mny 29, at 1 1
a. m., Judge Kingsbury delivered a
very interesting address before the
pupils and teachers of the Wailuku
A few visitors were present, but
owing to the fact that it. was not
generally known that Judge Kings
bury was to speak, many persons
were deprived of the pleasure of
hearing him. 1
The address was along lines of
Patriotism, love of Country, rever
ence for the Flag, and the citizen's
duty not only to his Country but
to all the things one meet in daily
life. As Atlas carried the world
upon his shoulders, so should each
person, cheerfully and gladly carry
his share of the burdens oi the
The address was full of splendid
advice to the pupils of our schools,
who are soon to be the supporters
of out government. He spoke also
of the pupil's duty to his school,
thus fitting himself for the greater
duties of life.
Judge Kingsbury lias been giving
a series of talks to the pupils of the
Wailuku school, principally about
his experience in the Civil War,
and these talks have leen excel ent
helps along the lines of study in
History and Geography, besides a
fund of general information for the
pupils, which could lx acquired in
no other way. It is t be regretted
that the assembly hall of the school
has to be used asa- school ruom for
about sixty pupils, for lack of suffi
cient class rooms in the building.
Ladies Beat the Men.
In the bowling match at Puunene
last Monday evening, a team of lady
members of the club defeated a
picked team of men. The men's
team was picked all right, but what
they were picked for is still a mys
tery. They certainly were never
picked for their ability as bowlers.
Before the match t was announced
that the losing team should provide
a dinner for the winners.
The ladies were suffering from stage
fright, and hardly did themselves
justice. They lost the first game to
the men by 70 pins, but after that
they recovered their form, and put
it all over their opponents, U-ating
them by a total of 98 pins.
The ladies were Mrs. Deincrt,
Mrs. Wescoatt, Mrs. Chillingworth,
Miss Ililen, and Miss Misener The
men's team were W, W Wescoatt,
C. Hansen, W. McGerrow, Arthur
C. Betts, and R. A Wadswuith.
On June 10th a match will be. held
between the two best lady bowlers
in Puunene, and the best two in
Wailuku. This should prove hii in
Lahaina Lines '
Lahaina has some class- The ar
rival of the MeCubbin twins is sti'l
fresh in our memory, and the
Honolulu Star passenger list quotes
the Rev. Dr. Weymouth as leaving
for Maui with maid and children.
The Lahaina Ice Company whose
remodelled ice and soda water
plant, near the mill, is almost com
pleted, will include a retail depart
ment, from which they will dis
pense a washing " and scrubbing
solution guaranteed to comply with
the pure food laws.
The building designed to accom
modate the instruments and panels
of the new Lahaina electric light
system is also nearing completion.
Mr. W. A. Gill, of the Kameha
meha school teaching staff will as
sist Mr. MeCubbin as electrical en
gineer at the Pioneer Mill.
It is understood that as soon as
our Mr. Freeland has acquired the
necessary union step, to make it
safe for him to walk on the United
States, he will attempt a little tour
ing stunt. During Mr. Freelund's
absence, Mr. Schoc-nberg, of bank
ing fame, will attend to the busi
ness at the hostlery. We h(ie he
will apply his knowledge of dis
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SPOILED HIS DEBUT.
Sullivan ' Mad tha Youngatar Forgat
Ha Waa In a Ball Gam.
Umpire Billy Evans, one of tbe great
est story tellers In tbe big league, re
cently told an interesting little narra
tive of bow Billy Sullivan, the brainy
catcher of the Chicago White Box,
coaxed a recruit Brownie to wblff tbe
ozone. Ed Walsh was flinging for the
Sox, and tbe kid Brownie, who bad a
reputation as a hitter, made Mb first
appearance at the plate.
"What league are you from, sonny 7"
asked "Sully" In a kindly tone.
"I've played In the Southern Michi
gan the last two seasons," responded
"Know 'King Cole. I believe he
came from your hustling league?"
"No, Cole was a year ahead of my
The call of strike one reminded tbe
young Brownie he waa in a ball game.
. "I see by the records that you were
one of the beat hitters In yonr league,"
continued Sullivan, not noting tbe um
."Yes. I got along pretty well there,"
continued tbe buaher proudly. '1 was
hitting over .800 when the Browns
The umpire called two strikes and
the youth looked crestfallen. He sud
denly awakened to the fact that he
was not paying any attention to
Walsh's pitching and made a secret
resolve to aim at the next ball.
"Have you any spitball pitchers In
your league?" asked Sullivan, totally
Ignoring tbe fact that any strikes bad
"Not many," answered the Juvenile."
"I don't think you will have any
trouble making good In this league,"
"Sully" reassured him. "I like the
way you stand at the plate." As the
youngster was thinking over this bit
of salve the npmlre called "Three
strikes, you're out!" Sullivan gave the
youngster another kindly smile and
said: "Don't worry; Cobb, Crawford,
Collins, Lajole and all tbe boys do
that once in awhile. Pleased to have
met you." The youngster turned
and gave Sullivan a hard look. Be
opened his mouth to say something,
but changed bis mind and did a slow
Marathon back to the bench. New
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