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WAILUKU, MAUI, H., SATURDAY, JULY G, 1912
Best Day's Racing Ever Seen In the
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The twenty-sixth annual meet of
tho Maui Racing Association was
brought to a most successful con
clusion on Thursday, when ti largo
and enthusiastic crowd was in at
tendance. The great crowd present
was kept on edge all the time by
tjie close finishes, and though the
waits between some of tho races
was a bit tedious, still the close
finishes amply repaid everyone for
the time lost.
Tho Weather was perfect for the
sport of kings aud the track was in
fine condition. It was a pretty
scene from the quarter stretch as
one viewed tho grand stand with
its load of beautiful and beautifully
clad ladies lojkhig down upon the
mas3 of surging humanity below all
eager to get tho right tip on the
winner in each event. Tho horses
seemed to bo in better fettle and
more evenly matched than ever be
fore, and with tho exception of a
couple of races, tho starts wero uni
formly good. What poor starts
there were, was due solely to the
unruliness of some of the horses.
Ono serious accident marred what
was otherwise a perfect day's sport.
In the gentlemen's race there wero
four entries, and just after the
horses got away, from the post,
Roam on Thirty-five fell, and the
horse planted his hind foot on the rid
ers head, Roam was picked up uncon
scious, aud it was feared at first he
had been killed, but later ho camo
too, and tho doctors now think
there is nothing more serious than
a severe scalp wound and a general
As usual John O'Rourko of Hilo
won the bulk of the prizes, and he
deserves to win. When he comes
to Maui ho brings race horses, and
the public is always assured of a
race when O'Rourke's horses aro
entered. The field of two year
olds this year has two promising
colts in Umpqua and Oneonta,
and a year from now the former
should prove a formidable rival for
any distance beyond tho half mile
The old campaigners Major Collier
and Merlingo received the plaudits
of the crowds, and both deserved it,
as they are a good meal ticket in
any man's country.
The great reception of tho day
was reserved for Maui, however,
and when ho won the 2.15 race, the
crowd was jubilant. Had there
been a driver behind him instead of
an exercise boy, he might also have
won the free for all.
, 'jllowing aro the results-of tho
First Race Free for all, running,
one half mile. Merlingo first,
Oneonta second, time 5i seconds.
Second Race Athlono first, Lau-
hulu second. While rounding the
upper turn Major Collier fell, and
Athlono romped home an easy win
ner. Tiuio 62 seconds.
Third Race Oneonta, entered by
Louis Warren won, and proved
himself a true race horse. Sonoma,
who gqt second by an eyelash, was
sick and in no condition to face tho
starter, but she put up a game race
Time 1.01 2-5.
Fourth Race One mile trotting
Afnni hud no trouble in beatint? El
Oro, llllu" 110 sPeet. F"-81 ,ieat
3.. Second heat 2.42.
Fiflh RaceOne and one quarter
mile-l Merlingo won in a canter
from old Warning, who was run
(Continued on Page 6.)
The Two Baseball Teams Hook Up In
1 espjrate Struggle.
T ho Honolulu I aseball team ar
rived in Lahainn Wednesday morn
ing on tho Mikahala and wero fnet
by a committee from the Maui
Athletic Cluli. composed of George
Cumtning-, A. Garcia, and C. C.
Ctark. Autos hail been provided to
bring the boys to Wailuku, and
they enjoyed the early morning
Wednesday afternoon the first
game was played on the Wailuku
grounds. Tho Honolulu boys start
ed off with Williams in tho box,
and Maui. had Meyer on the mound.
Tho home team was evidently nerv
ous in the first two innings, and
they allowed tho Honolulu team to
jump away with a lead of four runs.
After that Meyer tightened up and
the" boys behind him settled down,
and the way they handled the
shoots of Mr. Williams made tl.at
gentleman sick, and ho took to the
tall grass. In the fifth inning tho
burly form of Barney Joy was seen
on the mound, but tho boys had
gained confidence and they went
after Barney hot foot. All this
time Meyer had been blanking the
boys from the big burg with great
regularity, and it was not till the
ninth inning that they were able to
put another run across. Tho final
score was 7 to 6 in favor of Maui.
Thursday an immense crowd filed
through the gates to witness what
was expected to be a great struggle
for the second game of the scries.
Big Barney occupied the centre of
tho diamond for tho visitors while
Dunn did the firing for Maui.
But such a game. In fact there
was no game. It was a donny-
brook, with Big Barney occupying
the unenviable position of bully in
chief at every encounter. Of course
in the heat of battle ball players
say and do things they would blush
at during their sober moments, but
when a player so far forgets himself
as to openly and repeatedly insult
every lady within hearing of his
voice, then he should no longer bo
allowed to play ball. Barney Joy
is a bully not a ball player, and
when we say bully, we mean that
ho is also a coward. The rest of
the Honolulu team are gentlemen.
They fight for their games, and
every true sport loves a fighter,
but with it all they aro gentlemen
first, last and always.
Again tho arrangement Thursday
with one umpire representing each
team, was a farce. Mr. Bettencourt
seemed extremely anxious to get in
to tho game, and this in itself
looked strange. The game had not
gone far before tho reason for his
anxiety was apparent. Along about
tho sixth inning ho Btarted calling
everything a t. bail. Repeatedly
Meyer, who had replaced Dunn,
split tho plate with a straight ono
waist high, but tho umpire could
say nothing but ball. Three men
were passed. Joy camo to bat and
knocked a long lly which fell among
the automobiles along tho side lines.
The ball was foul by yards, yet the
umpiro unblushingly called it fair
This was not baseball, it was rob
bery. Tho writer has watched this
same Bettencourt umpiro in Hono
lulu, and wo do not hesitate to say
that ho cannot possible judge strikes
and balls properly, as when tho bal
gets within about six feet of tho
battor, ho shuts his eyes. This is
tho man put up to work with Chit
lingworth, who is as good and coin
petent an umpiro as can bo found
CmpfA&ti. 1912. by American Prau AuocUtion "
LL hail our country's natal day!
Let our dear flag float free, unfurled.
As erstwhile, when our claim of rights
Went forth a challenge to the world.
Auspicious day, when Liberty,
Long crushed beneath Oppression's heel,
Stood firm erect, undaunted, free,
No more the Tyrant's power to feel.
For Freedom, choicest gift to man.
Our sires on many a battlefield
Proclaimed that they would by it stand,
Prepared to die, but not to yield.
Oh, never may that day dawn here
When Liberty shall be inumed
And love of power or sordid gain
Shall cause her to be basely spurned.
But ever may the patriot's fame
Grow brighter with the passing years,
And even may the patriot's fire
Inflame our hearts, subdue our fears.
SPECIAL TO TUB MAUI NEWS.
Su:ir 75.20 Beets 86.53
HONOLULU July 5. The yacht Natosse arrived yesterday. She
had been becalmed.
Over 60,000 people rode on the
only one accident.
George Meyer, a bartender at
yesterday at Waikiki beach.
The Japanese section was the only real feature of tho.pnuule yes
A specjal federal grand jury will ho called to hear the report of
tho special agent sent here to investigate local conditions.
Wilson Starts Campaign.
SEAGIRT, N. J.', July 4.
Members of the national committee
WASHINGTON, July 4. Roosevelt says tho plans of tho third
party leuders is not affected by tho
HONG KONG, July 4. Governor May was fired at hero yester
day by a fanantical Chinese. The Governor was not hurt.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 4? The Johnson-Flynn fight was a
farco. Flynn did not have a lookin. Tho polico stopped the fight in
tho ninth round. Wolgast knocked out RiverH in the thirteenth round.
CORNING, July 4. Forty-ono persons are dead and 60 injured
in a wreck on tho Delaware and Lukawana railroad, caused by a rear
end collision. A dense fog shut out the first train from tho engineer
of the train following.
in the Territory. Wo always hesi
tate to make charges of this sort,
but in this caso it was too raw to bo
overlooked. Tho cause came from
outsiders who had bet on tho gamo,
and wero not willing to take
chances, but wanted to mako a sure
thing of it.
rapid transit cars yesterday with
the Kentucky saloon was drowned
Wilson has started his campaign.
nomination ot Wilson.
After this Moyer refused to pitch
longer, and Bal went in. Everyono
who knows Bal, knows his great
asset is his wonderful control, still
Bettencourt kept on calling balls,
and ho might still bo calling them
had not tho Honolulu playgrs. hit
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Shine Out at Last on the Streets 1
of Wailuku. I
Aiiasi me long oxpicted nascomo
to pass. The electric lights for
Wailuku and Kahului area genuine
reality, and no longer will il. bo
necessary for the citizens to prowl
about Ihi' streets like some second
story man, with tho flash of, a dark
lantern to guide them from .street
to street. The old oil street lamps
have long since passed their useful
ness, and even the faint light they
were once supposed to give out, has
long been swallowed up in the
cavernous pit of blackness caused by
tho accumulated dirt of ages within
the confines of the lumps themselves.
The old street lighter went from
post to post each night, but after
his lamps had been lit, tho darkness
was just as intense as before, and
this was a worthless task. Now
this has all been changed, and tho
principal streets are a blaze of light.
True there are places both in Wai
luku and Kahului which ( seem to
have been left with insufficient
light, but it is too much to expect
that all streets should have been
properly taken care of, and there is
no doubt but that the Hoard of
Supervisors will add extra lights
from time to time, where thero are
Several experts who have viewed
the plant put in here by tho Island
Investment Company, pronounce it
to be ouo of the best in the islands,
in fact everything is the best that
money can buy. Almost everything
in tho machinery lino is in duplicate,!
so that should anything go wrong
with one piece of machinery they
have a duplicate all ready to press
Although tho street lights wero
turned on for a short time Saturday
and Sunday evenings, to insure tho
proper working of everything, the
formal opening took place Monday
evening. Tho inauguration of the
lighting system was fittingly cele
brated by a dance in tho Wailuku
gymnasium. This institution is the
pride of tho town and everybody
turned out, as tho proceeds from
tho dance wero all to go towards the
gym. Tho building was a blazing
mass of light, and lavish were the
praises at tho manner in which
tho electric company had spread
themselves at such short notice.
Last Tuesday evening while Mrs.
Sam Dowdoll anil Mrs. Deering
wero out riding, their'horse became
unmanageable. Both ladies wero
thrown from tho buggy. Mrs.
Deering fell between tho horse and
buggy, and strange to say escaped
practically unhurt. Mrs. Dowdell
was thrown some distance. She
was picked up unconscious, and
died in a few hours. The funeral
was held Wednesday morning.
This is a particularly sad case. Mr.
Dowdell has been in poor health
for some time, and it is feared by
his friends that the tragic death of
his wife will have a sorious effect
upon his health.
Collector of Internal Revenue Cottrell
was on interested spectator at the races
Thursday. Mr. Cottrell brought his amily
over with him, nnd expressed himself in
very complimentary terms over the man
ner in which the races were handled. He
returned on the-Mauna Kea Friday, but
expects soon to come over to Maui agaiu
when he can stay longer. He was the
guest of Mr. Crockett while here.
Great Crowds From Out of Town
Have Fine Time.
Never in the history of the island,
has there been such a gathering as
came from far and near to Wailuku
and Kahului to celebrate tho Fourth
of July this year. They came pro
pared for and went away rejoicing
in the good time they had. Tho
great Fourth of July celobratiifis on
Maui are becoming better known
each year, and it is coming more
generally to bo looked upon as Maui
day throughout the islands. The
Honolulu people do not forget the
good times they have nere, and
each year wo see the same faces with
many more added, which tells the
tale of hospitality appreciated. Add
ed to tho usual cnthusiatn and general
feeling of good fellowship, which al
ways prevails, this year we had the
electric lights for tho first time, and
Main Street at night with its strings
of streamers arching the street
looked like a veritable fairyland.
This year really marks a new exa
in the advancement of Maui, and
will long bo remembered by our
own people as well as the stranger
within our gates as another mark
ing stono in our progress.
On Wednesday there .vas the ex
citement of what was going to hap
pen tho next day. And then in
the evening there was the big luau
given by the Forresters to their
visiting brothers from Honolulu,
followed by a dance, to which every
one was invited. The luau was a
huge success, and the long tables
set in tho armory fairly groaned
under the weight of the surplus of
good things provided to eat and
drink. The colored lights at the
Town Hall shed their vari-colored
radiance on as fair an assemblage of
beauty as has ever been seen on
Maui, and tho Forresters should
well feel proud of the gigantic suc
cess they have made of this their
first annual celebration here.
Tho excitement of tho day and
tho strenuous pleasure of tho pre
vious day ami evening, left every
one pretty tired Thursday night.
Many took advantage of the usual
fire works display at Kahului, and
made tho trip, but most everyone
was satisfied to seek a good rest,
talk over the plesant recollections of
of tho previous 48 hours, and look
forward to a repetition of accepting
Maui's hospitality in the years to
come. Many went out on the
Claudino Thursday evening, others
ou.tho Kilauea and tho remaining
few, together with the ball players
went back on tho Mauna Kea Fri
Knights of Pythias Banquet.
Tho dining rpom in tho new
Maui Hotel annex was used for tho
first time last Saturday evening,
when tho Aloha Lodge, K. of P.
held their banquet. This banquet
was tho culmination of an attend
ance contest which has been going
on for three months past. The en
tiro membership of tho lodge was
divided into two camps, ono sido
was captained by R. A. Wadsworth,
and tho other sido by J. J. Walsh ;
and the sido having tho largest total
attendanco at tho lodge meetings
wero to bo treated to a dinner by
tho losers. J. J. Walsh and his
tribe of huskies were tho victims,
and though they lost, thoy proved "'
that they know how to mako good.
Tho dinner was ono of Billy Field's
best, and in addition they had the
satisfaction of opening up the now