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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912.
Over at Kihei
Was Good One
ON MOUNTAIN SIDE
Twi ttys Snot Ifewa By Comrade -Third Lad In
Reverend A. Craig Bowdish Has
Harbor Comfflissioners Hold Coifereice
With Chamber of Commerce.
It was proposed, seconded tuid
carried at tlio meeting of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce last Thurs
day afternoon, that the Hurlor
Commissioners las requested to pro
ceed with Hie building- of a boat
landing at Kihei, the purchase of
the Claudine wharf at Kahului, and
the erection, as soun as "possible, of
a ship's wharf at Kihei.
The above result took a couple of
hours to attain, and it was only
after Chairman Marston Campbell
had plainly statod what the opinion
of the Commissioners was. that the
decision was come to. Campbell
had, a few minutes before the reso
lution introduced by D. H. Case
was voted on, made the following
statement, speaking as the chairman
of the harbor commissioners and
voicing the sentiments of that body:
"We commissioners have dis
cussed this matter and, while ready
to hear the opinions of the members
of the Chamber of Commerce, we,
at this time, announce what our
plans are. The first thing we advo
cate is the purchase of the Kahului
wharf. Secondly, we Bay that a
boat landing should be ut once con
structed at Kihei with the 89,000
now available. Then enough money
should be sought through the pro
per authorities, to build a big wharf
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to be absolutely under control of the
There wus a large gathering of
prominent Maui men at tho meet
ing, and F. P. Baldwin presided.
There was some delay in getting
things started, and it became ap
parent that tho Harbor Commission
ers would havo to hurry in order to
catch their steamer. However,
everyone got a chance to speak, and
much light was thrown on the whole
It was app'arent from the very
start that tho majority of the mem
bers of the Chamber of Commerce,
wanted a ships' wharf at Kihei.
The arguments brought forward
were well sustained, and tho plea
that to tourist trade should be
catered for, was played to good
effect. The wonderful resources of
the Kula district were alBO men
tioned, and the prediction was made
that much freight would be shipped
from that district should a ships'
wharf bo built at Kihei.
Commissioner Wakefield placed
himself on record as being opposed
to any ships' wharf at Kihei. He
did so in order that the members of
the Maui Chamber of Commerce
would know how he, personally,
felt on the proposition.
Tho key note of the meeting was
the fact that a Bum of $9,000 is
available for some kind of a wharf
at Kihei. This sum would only be
a drop in the bucket as far as a big
wharf is concerned. At least one
hundred thousand dollars will be
needed to erect a proper wharf. It
was pointed out, by tho commis
sioners that, while the 89,000 would
not be of much use in connection
with a big wharf, the money would
build a first class boat landing, at
which passengers could be landed
It was proposed that tho sum of
$32,000 which was appropriated by
the legislature for tho purchase of
the Kahului wharf, should be put
aside and devoted, with another fu
ture appropriation, to the erection
of a ships' wharf at Kihei. As the
MeUita Tm Fast Fr KmmiumIs
Uiier Weathtr Cuititov
Mauian hospitality onco more was
to the fore early last week, when
the Honolulu 'yachtsmen were en
tertained by their friends of Kahu
lui, Wailuku and Puuncne.
The two yachts that took part in
the race arrived in port very close
to each other. The Moltilou, which
won the Honolulu-Kahului race,
was only a little over one hour ahead
of the Kamehameha.
As soon as ever anchors were
dropped, the yachtsmen were taken
in charge by the Maui folk. Every
one of the visitors seemed to have a
friend at Kahului, and the conse
quence was that, within a very short
time, all the yachtsmen were com
fortably housed somewhere or an
Many of the sailors made their
way up to Puunene and they had a
fine swim in the big bathing pool.
Wailuku was honored by a big
bunch of visitors and they all seem
ed to enjoy themselves to the lim't.
"Mike" Randall, the well known
cartoonist, and who was represent
ing the Star-Bulletin, gave the crew
of the Kam a great shook on the
way up from Honolulu. The young
artist managed to trip over a rope
and fall overboard.
As soon as "Mike's" splash was
heard, it was a case of all hands on
deck. A line was tossed over and.
fortunately, Randall grasped it in
time. It did not take long to have
the artist on board and then the
story of how it all happened had to
be told. It was a narrow escape
from a tragedy that would have
marred the whole joyous time.
The yachts left on Monday for
Honolulu and the Mollilou again
showed her heels to the Kam.
There is talk of another race be
tween the two yachts, and all Maui
would be pleased to Bee such a con
W. L. WEST Things will begin
to hum in the political line soon.
H. S. BUSMAN Travel is a great
education, and a man who keeps
his eyes open learns many things.
J. CUNNINGHAM The "Gar
den Island" title would better apply
to Maui than Kauai. Maui strikes
me as a beautiful place to live and
J.N. 8. WILLIAMS We want
to be ready with the new railroad
by February next.
legislature appropriated the money
for a specific object, this proposition
was, of course, knocked out.
Nearly everyone present at the
meeting took a hand in the discus
sion and, when it was seen that the
Kihei boat landing was the best
thing that the Harbor Commission
ers had to offer, the Mauians, there
and then, decided to take that boon,
and to at once start a campaign to
get appropriations for a ships' wharf
at Kihei, and a large wharf at Ka
hului later on.
The result attained is good enough
for the present and, with a good
boat landing at Kihei, travel will be
much more safer and comfortable
than under the existing conditions
as regards McGregor's Landing.
Hospital, Wouded-Pecck Hunting Expedition
Eids Ii Death of Two-One Might Have Been
Saved If Assistance Had Been Called For
One of the most distressing shoot
ing affairs that has ever been re
corded in theso islands, was that of
Saturday last, when two young
Chines lads were killed, and a
third youth was badly wounded.
The terrible affair took place about
four miles above the Kula home
steads and about at the six thousand
feet elevation. Ten Pau Chongand
Ning Chong Loo are dead, Kim Van
Lau is in the hospital and Mu Ching
Wong is in jail as a result of the
shooting. Kim Me Lau, who was
one of the unfortunate party, and
who is a brother of the lad who is
in the hospital, is also detained at
the police station as a material wit
ness in the case.
From what can bo gleaned about
the shooting, it seemB that on Sa
turday, August 31, a party of five
ads started out on a peacock hunt
ing expedition. The boys had a
rifle and a shot gun with them and
the party climbed up the mountain
in search of peacocks. Each boy
had a peacock feather in his hat.
These feathers were souvenirs of
previous hunting trips and were
worn as trophies.
According to the story of little
Kim Me Lau, there was nothing
doing in the way of shooting pea
cocks during the morning. He
states that at about noon he was
standing behind Mu Ching Wong,
when the latter suddenly raised his
shot gun and, pointing at some
bushes, fired a shot.
The youngster states that he and
The most attractive little theater
in the Islands has just been erected
by the Kahului Railroad Co., and
leased to H. B. Weller,-who will
run it as a first class moving picture
and Vaudeville House.
This theater is centrally situated
on tne corner ol Main street and
No pains or expense have, ap
parently, been spared to make this
place of entertainment a most com
fortable and attractive one to its
One of the best features is
a splendid system ol ventilation,
which will insure the circulation of
a pure atmosphere, with an entire
absence of draughts.
The electrical lighting system in
stalled by the Island Electric Com
pany is exceptionally good ; effects
from the brilliance of sunshine, to
the Boft shades of late twilight, be
ing obtained, as desired.
The theater is fitted with a com
modious stage, stocked with a va
riety of tasteful scenery.
The seating capacity will admit
of an audience of about 800700 of
whom can be seated in a comfort
ably appointed gallery. The general
arrangements permit of a perfect
view of the stage from every seat in
The ideas of Mr. J. N. S. Wil
liams in endeavoring to erect a com-
the boy who fired the shot .then
walked over to see how many pea
cocks were killed. To their horror
they found three boys weltering in
their gore. The first lad was stone
dead, the second was just breathing
and the third was moaning horribly.
The one charge of shot, scattering
as it left the muzzlo of the gun, had
stricken all three lads in the heads.
The boys had been approaching in
single file, and the load of duck
shot had landed on all three.
The third boy in tho lino was
Kim Yan Lau, and he, after a time,
was helped to his feet and assisted
to his home, by his brother and the
lad who is alleged to have done the
shooting. When the party of three
left the scene of the tragedy, one
boy lay dead and the other was
still breathing. That was at about
two o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
The wounded boy was taken home
and from there to the hospital. Not
a word regarding the shooting in
the hills was said. The wounded
lad declared that he had been hurt
near his own home. Tho other two
lads backed him up in this state
ment, and nothing was known of
the two dead boys on the mountain
After three days in the hospital,
the wounded boy was induced to
tell a true story of what had hap
pened when he got hurt. The ques
tioning of the lad had been kept up
as it was felt that there was some
thing wrong somewhere. The ab-
(Continued on Page 3.)
Chief Engineer Wren Wescoatt,
of Puunene Mill, met with a bad
accident last Wednesday. He sus
tained a broken right arm, through
the "kick'' from a gasoline motor
It appears that the popular
"Wren" was getting tho car ready
for action on Wednesday morning
In getting things underway, the
crank gave a kick and the result
was that the engineer's right fore
arm was broken.
Wescoatt hurried to tho doctor,
and it was found that the two small
bones in the forearm were smashed.
"No more trapeze work for a few
weeks," was the remark of the
champion fancy diver of tho Puu
nene Athletio Club.
fortable and cheorful place of amuse
ments for the employees of tho Ka
hului Railroad Co , and other resi
dent of Maui, have been most ably
carried out by Mr. Ed. Walsh.
Arrangements havo been made by
Mr. Weller with tho Honolulu
Amusement Co., for a regular sup
ply of carefully selected picture
films, also vaudeville attractions.
Performances will be given on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Satur
days. Every Saturday evening there
will be a dance after tho show.
Fine Record In Chosen Work
Rev. A. Craig Bowdish, the now
minister for the Paia Union Church
arrived from the Coast on the last
Lurline. Mrs. Bowdish accompan
ied him, and this week they move
into the Parsonage at Sunnysidc
Mr. Bowdish was born in the
West. His father was a minister
before him. He is a graduate of
Yankton College, where in 1897 ho
won the degree of Master of Arts.
His next course of study was at
Chicago where in 1901 he gratuated
from the Theological Seminary,
having won the degree of Bachelor
of Divinity. From that date until
1910 ho was a pastor of the flourish
ing Congregation Church at Mit
chell, South Dakota. This Church
had very large influence in this
growing Western city, which was
also tho seat ol a largo Methodist
University. Here Mr. Bowdish
threw his whole heart into the life
of the community, and accomplished
much in making the city the power
it is today in the State. At ono
time Mitchell was in good position
to win the capitol of the State,
which was all but secured.
From Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs.
Bowdish went to Hartford, where
he further carried on his studies
under some of the ablestmcn in the
ology that are to bo found in Amer
ica. His thesis, which gave him
the degree of Master of Sacred The
ology, was upon "Glimpses of Per
sonality as seen in some of Jesus's
Typical Interviews." It was work
in a comparatively new field, and
has been highly praised for its
thoroughness and breadth of view.
His work in Hartford pronounced
him a scholar, a thinker, and a man
of splendid ability as preacher and
leader. He was highly regarded by
all his associates in the student
In addition to his work in the
Seminary he took a largo amount of
work in the School of Religious
Pedagogy-a school that is rapidly
coming to the front in the States in
a unique line of work in preparing
studonte-in psychological method of
approaching the young peoplo in
schools and colleges, as well in the
Churches and Sunday Schools. The
School has some very able men on
While Mr. Bowdish was carrying
on his studies as outlined above,
Mrs. Bowdish was teaching at the
Hartford High School, where she
mado a deep impression upon tho
pupils in that institution which as a
secondary school is tho prido of the
city. She is a charming lady, is
highly cultured and a woman of
Mr. and Mrs. Bowdish left Hart
ford some little time ago, and have
spent several weeks visiting old
friends and their relatives. In Ho
nolulu they were entertained by Mr.
and Mrs. Charles F. Atherton
Mrs. Bowdish and Mrs. Athcrton's
sister were close friends, Tho new
comers were greatly pleased with
Honolulu, and aro delighted with
Maui. They pronounced tho Ka
hului Harbor as ono of tho finest in
its wonderful approach they had
over Been. On Saturday they visited
Suunysuleand tho Makawao Church
Both impressed them most favor
ably. They noted tho handsome
memorial windows, and that tho
Church had just been thoroughly
renovated in tho interior.
(Continued on page 2.)
Citizens Own Railroads, Telegraph
and Telephone Systems Inter
esting Facts Related.
(By H . S.)
Australia is tho working man's
Elysium. Its ,000,000 squaro
miles and 4,000,000 inhabitants aro
ruled throughout by Labor Govern
ment?. The world in scleral knows
very little of the vast possibilities of
this great continent. Tho smallest
of its six states iB many times larger
than tho Hawaiian Isles.
Sydney, the ' ll of New South
Wales has a population of upwards -of
700,000 and Melbourne, the capi
tal of Victoria, has about 500,000.
From the standpoint of the most
conservative citizens, tho benefits
that havo accrued from Labor Legis
lation must bo admitted.
The possibilities for individual
efforts both on the land and in tho
cities arc unbounded. The last
premier of South Australia an
nounced in his maiden speech, that
a short time before his election, ho
helped, as a mason to build tho
Houses of Parliament in which he
now sat as Prime Minister. Cases
such as the above are numerous,
and show tho similarity of condi
tions in that country to those in the
United States of America.
Tho general cheapness of living,
particularly of transport, is directly
attributable to state ownership.
Tho fact that such important con
cerns as the railroads and street
cars, telegraphic and telephone ser
vices, are owned exclusively by the
state, prevents theso being run as
profit-making concerns. Beyond
the fact of making these depart
ments pay for themselves, tho 'pro
fits' go in cheapening the cost of
transport and facilitating public en
joyment of such advantages.
The government keeps tho service
good in all theso branches and pays
its men well. Public vigilance on
(Continued on page 6 .)
Tho University Club-Army Offi
cers baseball game in Honolulu,
must have been a stirring event.
Although the Civilians won, tho
struggle was a good ono. It must
have been an exciting moment when
Frcar and Kuhio met on tho
diamond before the game startod.
Tiie Maui sportsmen aro surely
going to take care of their rowing
representatives, and it would bo a
good idea to havo a benefit danco.
Tho oarsmon who are to uphold tho
honor of Maui deserve all tho aid
possible to give them.
Tho AU-Maui baseball team shoul
do well in Honolulu next month.
and everyone wishes them success.
Judging from the class of ball played
hero, Maui should be ablo to account
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be a different proposition, however',
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Horse racing is beiug revived orii?
Oahu and. as lone as tho mimn i?
Kepi clean, Uic snort should flonrisli J
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of tho old crooked bunch, who kill-
They need to bo watched closely.