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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. Hi, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1912.
Team to Coast
Man Dies From
Ford at Last
Best Island Players to Make Combined
Tour and Yhy in Coronado Tour
nament February. Chances Good
Hawaii will bo represented on the
mainland polo fields early next
year, and tlie grounds for making
the statement arc the facts as relat
ed to a Maui News reporter by
Frank Baldwin, the well known
"All Hawaii will have a team at
tho Coronado polo carnival next'
February," declared the Mnui.ox
pert, last week, "and tho best play
ers from Oahu, Kauai and Maui, will
make up tho team. The ponies
will bo tho beat we can get, and
there are quite a number of good
"It has been a pet schome, for
years past, and it seems as if soon
the Hawaiian Islands wiil be repre
sented in tho big mainland polo
"tournament. I think all the ar
rangements can be made in .plenty
of time, and that a strong team Will
represent Hawaii against the crack
players of the Coast."
This is all splendid news for the
lovers of the King of Sports, and
the chances are that many a business
man will find that he has urgent
business on tho Coast, along about
the middle of next February.
An All Hawaii polo team should
show up well against tho best play
ers tho mainland can produce.
When it is remembered that players
of tho hard-riding, hard-hitting,
clear-eyed type, are to be iounu in
' the islands, the composition of a
. fine team is assured. In the first
flight of players are: Walter Dil
lineham. Harold Castle, Harold
Rice, Frank Baldwin, Charlie Rice,
Arthur Rico, Collins and Hanson.
A team made up from that b nch of
players providing good ponies were
taken along would go close to cap
turing the honors. There are other
trood nlavers in the islands, but
most people think that the list given
above about covers the situation.
. Now that tho news is out, there
will no doubt be a lot of talk about
tho team that is to bo selected. Tho
usual discussion will . be held and
the pros and cons of the proposition
will be talked over wherever polo is
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1 Wailuku visitors.
At Maui Hotel Miss E. Hunter,
M. A. Nicoll, E. H. Naglo, Vale
tine Holt. Gerritt P. Wilder, Ches
ter A. Doyle. E. W. Ellis, Wm
Green, Leon Tobriner. Ben F. Vick
ers, M. B. Bairos, Miss Erminin
Cross. Miss Alice Thompson, Miss
Elinor Castle. C. F. White, W. A
Bailey, L. Quon San, William T
Rawlins. Honolulu: Miss Rachel
Rrewer. Milton. Mass.: Win. Bel
linger, S. F.; G. L. Hadley, llilo
F. W. Burns. Paia: P. V. Shotts
New York City.
At Wailuku Hotel W. W. Thay
er. E. Jacobs. Judge Quarles, V. L
Stevenson and wife, A. II. Ford
J. Sticknov. J. Ayers. A. Chislett
Harold S. Susman has joined the
staff of The First National Bank
and ho is now teller for the Institu
tion. Mr. Susman has had muc
Banking exporienco in Australia and
tho United btates.
Dr, Sexton, brother-in-law
Harold Rice, was operated on
appendicitis this week, at the Queens
Hawaiian Fisherman Collapses in
Water. Companions Fail to Bring
Him Round. Sudden End.
On Sunday last a Hawaiian man
named Kekumu died suddenly while
fishing at Maalaea Bay. Tho na
tive collapsed while in the water,
and nothing could bo dono to save
his life. It was at first thought
that Kekumu had been drowned,
but the doctor who performed tho
autopsy announced that heart fail
ure was the cause of death.
It appears that Kekumu and two
ther Hawaiians were wading about
the shallow part of the bay.
Gradually the men became separat
ed, and Kekumu was observed to
be a long way from tho other men.
Some time afterwards the two na
tives went ashore, and fully expect
ed that-Kekumu would follow them
After waiting some time tho Ha
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wauans deemed to go ana iook ior
leir friend. They, at first, could
not find any trace of Kekumu and,
becoming alarmed, they Began to
search tho whole beach.
After a search of an hour or so,
one of the Hawaiians saw something
rolling about in shallow water.
Much to the horror of tho men it
was soon seen that tho object was
the body of Kekumu.
Tho Hawaiians did all they could
but, they claim, life had flown.
Tho only thing to do was to notify
the .Sheriff of the matter and this
The Sheriff summoned a coroner's
jury, anil an inquest was neiu last
Monday. The medical officer testi
fied that Kekumu had died from
dilation of the heart and a verdict
was rendered accordingly.
rotest Is Up
There was a meeting of the
Maui Athletic Association last
Thursday evening and at it the
protested game between the Paia
and Star teams was discussed.
President Mountcastle was in the
chair, and about a dozen members
of the Association were present.
It was moved, seconded and car
ried that a committee of three act
as a board of arbitration. Messrs
T. Fantom, I W. Hardy and
O. J. Whitehead were elected. The
committee will take up the matter
and render its decision to the As
sociation as soon as possible.
The meeting was a short one and,
when the committee was elected,
most people were satisfied that a
square deal would be given both
the Stars and Paia.
It will be remembered that the
Stars defeated the Paias by a score
of 3 to 2, after a 12 inning game
The Paias claim that a decision in
the seventh inning was reversed
by the umpire, and that that revers
al cost them one run, and the
There js much talk around that
town about the matter and the
sooner the committee gives its de
cision the better it will be.
Mrs. Cockett Passes Away
It is with regret that we have to
announce the death ot Airs, ria
Cockett, wife of Patrick Cockett
manager of the Cornwell Ranch
Mrs. Cockett died on Friday
morning and the cause of death
was blood poisoning.
P. V. Shotts, of New York, is on
Maui. Ho represents a big New
York firm of bridge builders, am!
he will look after the construction of
bridges on tho extension of the
Kahului It. R, SyBtem.
WAS HUGE SUCCESS
Honolulu Visitors Took Tennis and Swimming Honors,
But Maui Won Bowling MatchGlorious Day Was
Spent at Big Mill-Dance in Evening Was Most
Enjoyable Guests All Very Pleased.
Honolulu Games 116; Sets 15. Puunene Games 92; Sets 9
Honolulu 3,825. Puunene 3,968
Relay Race " Honolulu, first; Puunene, second.
Ladies Race Miss A. Walker, first, Miss M. Taylor, second.
25 Yards Championship of Maui G. Muray, first
Special Race H. Rice, first; E. Deinert, second.
There was a full day of unlimited
joy down at Puunene last Saturday,
nd.thc lucky individuals q had
invitations to the hospitable head
quarters of the Hawaiian Commer
cial Sugar Company, certainly had
tho time of. their lives. From nine
'clock in the morning, till mid
night, there was something doing
in the way of fun making, and the
way the visitors were treated by the
Puunene people simply, once more,
proved that Maui is the homo of
real Island hospitality.
There was not one thing to' mar
tho glory of the day and, when the
time camo for tho visitors to spy au
revoir, it was with regret that tho
final handshakes were given. The
wliolo affair was a huge success, and
tho Puunene Athletic Club has set a
now mark in tho way of hospitality.
The officials of the Club were on
tho alert watching for the arrival of
each visitor, and tho welcomo given
tho guests was something good to
witness. Tho Honolulu contingent
tennis players, swimmers and
bowlers, arrived at Kahului in tho
'uunene Alley Scene of fireat Victory -.- Locals
By Substantial Number of Points.
Pull details oJ the bowling scores made .by the Maui and Honolu
lu teams last Saturday at Puunene, are now available, owing to the
courtesy of the official scorer. It will be seen that the home team made
a total of 3,968 while the visitors
The game was called at half past
Bal not being present, two substitutes played in their place in the first
game. Gear made a remarkable
poor support. A return match is
Day, in Honolulu. The full scores
Rietow 159 173 161 150
Dyson 154 126 147 139
Gear 179 150 221 219
Wilkinson 138 113 161 113
White 171 143 183 137
Totals by Ganes 771 675 873 758
Beall 150 184 135 145 181 795 159 13 1
Scholtz 135 174 137 147 154 747 149.4 17 5
Savage 161 187 129 135 179 788 157.6 13 3
McCatilay 129 129 129.0 2 4
Deinert 145 f 145 145.0 2 2
Chillighworth- 137 190 173 154 654 163.2 5 10
Bal ' 183157 199 171 710 177.5 6 4
Total by Ganes 720 862 748 799 839 3,968 158.7 48' ' 29
early morning of. Saturday, and
were, at once, taken in charge by
tho reception committee of tho Pun
none Athletic Club. The visitors,
who had breakfasted on board tho
S. S. Honolulan, were quickly con
veyed to Puunene, where most of
them at once donned tennis clothes
and made tljeir way to the courts
ThevMaui guests of the Club
made their way to Puunene in auto
mobiles, rigs and by train. Hun
dreds of invitations had been sent
out and, of course, they were all
accepted. People from all over
Maui were, to be seen at Puuneno,
and many the old-time friendship
that was renewed.
The day was an ideal one for a
Bporting fixture, and the slight
breeze that blew, just helped to
keep tho tennis players from wilting
At ten o'clock, when tho annual
tennis tournament between Hono
lulu and Puunene started, the scene
at the courts was a brilliant one,
and tho big crowd that filled the
grandstand seemed very cheerful,
and ready to enjoy thoir sport to
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could only manage to pile up 3,825.
ten o'clock, and Chillingworth and
score for his side, but received but
expected to be played on Regatta
160 773 154.6
144 710 142.0
196 965 193.0
132 657 131.4
116 720 144.0
Well Known Magazine Writer Has Nerve
Wracking Trip Swears That
Once Is Quite Sufficient.
I AO NEEDLE.
(This Peak Was Scaled By A. H. Ford and Gilbert
Brown Last Week.)
Any determined climber can reach
tho top of lao Needle; some day a
determined climber will break his
neck unless a trail is cut up the
lower reaches of tho Needle and that
could easily bo dono at very little
Alexander Hume Ford, editor of
the Mid-Pacific Magazine, is tho
latest climber to ascend tho peak.
Last Sunday, ho and Gilbert Brown,
made a record of one hour and fifty
five minutes from" tho bridge to tho
Bummit and back again.
Joseph Sticknoy. of tho Public
Service Association, Honolulu, held
the watch. Ford succeeded in
taking a number of pictures from
the summit of tho Needle.
"It was my third attempt," said
Ford to a reporter. "Once tho
Ukulele patrol made the ascent, and
I was left behind, in fact that was
tho beginning of the Ukulele pa
trol, it was formed at tho top of
tho Needle. I attempted the ascent
alone, the Rev. R. E. Smith resting
in tho ti leaves at the base of the
Needle and cheering mo on. I
didn't find tho right combination
"Then I tried it with tho Rev
Doretnus Scudder,' and did find tho
right way, but there was a bit of
scaling I would not have taken a
valuable high salaried clergyman
over for untold gold. I balked.
and we turned back.
"Later Dr. Scudder and several
other clergymen secured ropes
which was a sensible thing to do,
and accomplished tho ascent.
"It was up to me to make good
so, when Gilbert Brown, ono of the
oricinal Ukulele Patrol, strolled
past Field's new hotel, I said:
'Gilbert, shall wo go up the
needle?' Sur,' was tho quick re
Dly. and we started- 1 nave never
known Gilbert to shy at any Pal
that a fly would tackle.
"Wo got to the bridgo and took
out our watches. It was twenty
five minutes of eleven. Wo dropped
back a few yards to tho trail, from
tho road below tho bridgo, and hit
it up tho steep places.
in nueen minutes wo wore in
the ti patch that extends behind tho
Needle. Formerly" Gilbert had
climbed right up tho rocky ridge,
Delegate Still On Warpath. Says
People Should Rule. Stephen
Desha Rough On Governor.
HILO, Aug. 23. Kuhio ad
dressed large gathering last night.
His speech was, practically, tho
same as that delivered at Aala Park,
Honolulu. "If the iRcpublican
Party does not endorse me," said
Cupid, 'I believe in an appeal to
the people. I think this a better
way than to allow a few men to run
things. If the people support me,
will win out. &iot, I will be ,
content. inferring to homestead-
ing, Kuhio said that because some
'fakers" have been unearthed.
There is no reason to class all home
steaders as fakers. He said :
'Every lime wo make one man
an owner of a block of land, we are
doing more good than bringing in
one hundred men who have no
stake in tho county."
Tho Rev. Stephen Desha bitterly
attacked Governor Frear and de
clared that the Waiakea land mat
ter is a disgrace to the territory.
Desha also said that tho Governor
only went to Hilo to give tho Wai
akea lands to the Railroad Com-
' 'The Governor would havo given
the Armory site away also, if he
could have managed it," declared
his companions deserting and going
around by tho 'easy' way.
The 'easy' way is up the. valley,
back of the needle, to the main
ridge. You climb right up to.vvhere
the bare rock is perpendicular, and
only a few roots and grass offer a
goat hold. Then you creep along
toward the ridgo that seems so per
"This is tho one really difficult
part of the trip, for there are places
where, if you miss your footing, or
tho grass gives way, you havo a
nasty drop of three hundred feet.
"I followed Gilbert. Had it been
Malahini, I would havo urged
him not to go any further, until a 9
trail was cut. Others had made
tho trip, denuded walls assured us
Now and again, the roots to
which we clung, gave way and .we
slipped. A few feet below was a
precipice, blank and bare. I admit.
that ono little passage got my goat
it would havo had a whole herd
of goats, if I had possessed one.
It was tho worst ten feet of
climbing I over did. Twice I called
to Gilbert to let down a leg if he
could and twice I said: 'Never
mind.' I was shaking all over, and
I made up my mind that I'd go it
alone I had to.
For tho first time in mountain
climbing I was unnerved but I de
termined to conquer. Wo clambered
up to the ridge, and now tho rest
was easy for, strango to say, that
straightaway, seemingly perpendi
cular ridge, has enough of a slant
to make it easy to clamber up.
Truo it is absolutely necessary
to hold on, and hold nn hard, -to
the shrubs, grass and ferns.-if your
have had a nervous shock.
"You don't think much of look
ing around at tho scenery. You
just want to get to the top, so on
"We stood, at last, on tho narrow
little ridgo that forms tho summit,
and looked for tho bottle which con
tains tho names of those who hayo
(Continued ou Page 3.)