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VOLUME XIX
Jim Coke Is
In Running
District Attorneyship, "Mysterious
Smith" And Horse Races Dis
cussed. Honolulu Notes.
(Special Correspondence.)
HONOLULU, Dec. 27. T li o
friends of Jim Co!cb arc coining to
the foro in liis behalf ns n candidate
for the office of U. S. District At
torney. Even Link feura the influ
ence lie may have as such oflicial
and has bucked him wherever he
thought it would, do good because
hoj believes Coke, in that oflice,
Jr
would have too much Bwing with
tlio democratic party. But I look
for Coke to have a place worth
while in the government; he is
bright, conservative and ho con
ducts himself as a man in oflice
should.
MYSTERIOUS SMITH.
Mary Hookana Smith yesterday
secured her freedom from jail sur
roundings on an order from Judge
Clempifs; Mary is the woman who
hooked !up with Norman B. Smith,
the alleged "smuggler," and who
s charged with a violation of the
Edmunds Act and several of the
statutes. Smith disappeared long
before the time set for his trial and
his bail has not yet been forfeited.
There is a bunch of the knowing
ones hero who are of tho opinion
that Smith, if that be his namd, is
none other than a secret service
man who gets caught just in further
ance of his scheme to get other men
out of tho way of violating the
statutes. His present whereabouts
is unknown.
NfcW yEAR'8 EVE.
In Bpite of the newspaper story
that Christmas Eve had tsome of
the old timo swing to it last night
the general opinion is that the back
bone is broken and that henceforth
Now Year's Eve will be the liveler.
It seems natural to have it so. To
watch the old year pass out and the
new ono take its place is an occupa
tion. Besides it gives tho barkeeps
something to do.
1IOR8B RACES.
Much interest is manifested in
the coming New Year's races.
There will bo a string ol good
horses on the track and unless the
spell is broken John O'Rourko of
Hilo will have enough of them to
-got a majority of the purses. There
is nothing questionable about John's
actions in putting two or three of
his own horses in n race to compete
against each other but it shows a
deficiency of spirit among other
horse owners to enjoy tho sport of
kings.
New Store Is
Going Ahead
Work on the new building of tho
Maui Dry Goods & Grocery Com
pany is going ahead rapidly, and
tho contractors feel that' before tho
date set to complete tho structure,
tho new ornament to Wailuku will
bo ready for the owners.
Tho building will be a leautiful
one when finished, and tic town
will bo proud of the now department
store
It is tho intention of the company
to stock up with a fine supply of
a now goods, and the citizens of Wnv
lnku will think they are on Fort
Street when tho new store opens
Maui Bowlers
Champions
Valley Island Team Takes Laurels
From Rest Of Group
Good Work.
"Maui No Ka Oi" once more.
Maui has won the Inter-Island
bowling championship! Think of
it. Four teams competing and
Maui has beaten them all. The
championship up comes this way,
and the Valley Islanders arj declar
ed to be the champions.
The other island have to be con
tent with cups for individual per
formances. That does not worry
the Marians 1 It is united efforts
that tell, and the hunch from this
isle have done the trick as regards
the championship.
Old sport Ed. Deincrt is delight
ed with tho showing made by tho
Maui bowling team. He is all
smiles now-a-days, and well he
might be.
Tho final standings of the four
teams is given herewith :
(Final Percentage Standing.)
P. W. L. Pet.
Maui 27 '17 10
Kauai 27 15 12
Oahu 27 12 15
Kamaaina 27 10 17
.630
.555
.4-14
.270
Kauai finishes second in tho Inter
island Bowling League series which
was concluded Wednesday.-' Tho
Garden Island bowlers took all three
games of their final match from the
Oahu five thereby breaking the tie
for second place and relegating the
Oahunns to third place. The Ka
maainas are stickers and they cer
tainly stuck fast fourth and last in
tho percentage list. .
A final stab has been made by the
percentage artist of the Y. M. C A.,
who has done noble duty right
along in this line, for the recent
ly finished Inter-island Bowling
League series. The final figures
are given below :
Maser of Kauai wins the prize
for high average, whilo Kuhlmann
of tho samo team copped tho high
score prizo with 255G. Tho race
for most double centuries was very
close, Wolters taking off tho bacon
by rolling two hundred eight times.
Maser had seven, while tho next
nearest was Chillingworth of Maui
with five.
High
' G. Scoro Ave.
Maser (Kauai) 27 248 184
Bal (M) 27 234 179
Myers (M) 15 204 178
Wolters (Kauai) 27 243 177
Chillingworth (M)...27 215 177
Scholtz(M) 24 211 17G
Rietow (K) 27 240 173
White (O) 27 20G 171
Barter (O) 1(5 222 170
Gear(K) :...27 21G 1G7
Savage (M) . ' 24 205 1GG
Edgecomb (O) 17 200 1GG
Winne (0) 23 227 1G5
Kuhlmann (Kauai).. 27 256 1G4
Williams (0) 12 199 1G1
Crawford (Kauai) . . .. 24 195 160
Raseman (0) 17 223 160
Wisdom (K) 24 204 157
Deinert (M) 12 215 157
Rico (K) 21 210 155
Wilkinson (K) 12 181 151
Schmidt (0) 12 209 151
Scott (K) 2G 20G 148
Dyson (K) 10 183 148
Franz (0)..'. 11 189 147
The following also bowled: Ila-
ney (K), 4 180; Mills (K), G
101; Campbell (M), 3158: Hills
(M), 3154'; Winter (K), 3154;
Thompson (M), 3143; Siebel
K), 3154.
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.,
RIGHTS TO WATER CAUSE
SPECULATION WORRY
Waiohole Water Company Has Lot To Say With Oahu
Sugar Company--Link Is Interested Deeply
Socialists Do Not Act lip To Doctrine
Special Correspondence
HONOLULU, Dec. 27 So many
strange things happen in this day
and generation that, by the time I
am old enough to cast a vote, I will
have concluded that there is graft,
trickery and chicanery enough in
the world to bar good opinions
even for the socialists, whose love
for their fellow man knows no lim
itations. A pecular condition of
affairs came tinder my observation
the other day as a shareholder in
the Oahu Sugar Company. A meet
ing has been called several times
and as often postponed, I learned
yesterday, because it was necessary
for the Hui Kahana to meet and
decide certain matters in relation to
a lease for water rights to be made
with the Waiohole Water Company.
Originally the valley of Kahana
was owned by several people, and
in the section were a few kuleanas.
There is water to throw to the birds
and the Oahu Sugar Company
wants it for other purposes.
In 1881 the hui of Kahana v?as
formed to control the water and, I
believe, shares were considered
worth a hundred dollars each. As
the section of Oahu developed, and
sugar became an industry worth
while, there was a demand for water
and those who had money wanted
Thieves Ar&
Again Busy
Midnight thieves are still worry
ing residents of Wailuku, and tho
latest robbery of Wailuku reported
is thai which resulted in the Maui
Meat Market being relieved of a few
dollars on Christmas night.
Tho burglars broke through the
screens of the new shop, and opened
tho cash register. Fortunately there
was only a small amount of cash in
the drawer, so the thieves got but
ittlo for their trouble.
The matter has been reported to
the sheriff and tho police are work"
ing on the case.
There havo been quite a number
of robberies lately, and many Jap
anese and Chinese are now taking
their money to tho bank instead of
trusting to trunks and hiding places,
The presence of a number of
strangers in Wailuku is thought to
have something to do with the
thieving. At any rate, the suspici
ous looking new, comers are being
kept tab on by the police.
Visits Maui
After Years
Last week an old identity of Maui
was in town. Mr. C. It. Collins, of
Honolulu, dropped in on a business
visit. He is now conducting tho
largest saddlery business in Hono
lulu, and his visit to Maui was to
get in touch with his many patrons.
Twenty years ago Mr,Collips was
team luna on what is1 now called
Wailuku plantation. In thoso days
thero was not such a great area un
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28,
to buy shares from those jvho had
not. The chief factor in Kahana
is a part Hawaiian lady widow of a
one time transportation magnate
who, during his life, presidentcd a
steamship company and, when he
died, he left a fortune which, added
to that of his widow, was considered
large and today is looked upon as
one of the things to be mentioned
in the country. The lady is noted
for shrewdness in business, adora
tion for money coupled with a
desire to hold it, a desire which,
according to her friends, is grow
ing more noticable. With her for
tune it was .not difficult to secure
about eighty of the shares of the
hui, and it is said the price paid
varies from one hundred, to thrc
hundred dollars, according to the
needs of the one who originally
held it.
Now the king of watermen in
Waikane is Landlocked Link
McCandless, and when land or
water is the game he usually sits
in. Of the Hui Waikane he owns
a majority of shares, practically all,
and of the Hui of Kahana he owns
fortv. The ladv draws down
diiidencte frem eighty and the odd
shares, ftn ntnberng arescattered
fConilnud on page 4 .
der cane but, where onC plantation
now exiifta, there were three con
cerns in ful blast.
"It seemed strange to nie,' said
Mr. Collins, when I drove out
Waikapu way and saw tho changes
Where, years ago, there was a regu
lar village and every body was
known to me, I found onlj straijgcrs
and laborer's camps."
Mr. Collins felt very much im
pressed with the way Wailuku has
gone ahead, and he predicts a still
greater future for tho town.
Poi Factory
In Trouble
Through tho Claudino being token
off the inn between Kahului and
Hilo, tho Wailuku Poi Factory may
close down. Tho nice little busi
ness that has been gotten together,
is in danger of being knocked out.
From the statement of manager
Sommerfield it appears that a largo
quantity of poi has been, for a
long time past, shipped to Hilo
each week on the S. S. Claudino.
Now that the steamer does not -go
to Hilo, tho situation becomes acute.
"The poi cannot bo shipped from
McGregor's Landing,'' said Mr.
Sommerfield "and, consequently,
we are up ugainst it. No steamer
from Kahului for Hilo; no ship
ping from McGregor's, so what aro
wo to do?"
It was suggested that the poi be
sent to Lahaiua, and shipped from
there to Hilo. "Well, how can wo
stand tho expense of hauling the
poi twenty-two miles to Lahaina?"
enquired the managcr'of the poi
factory. "I think wc are up
against it, and another small con
cern will have to go to tho wall."
k There seems no way out of tho
difficulty 'unless the poi factory
bo
shifted to Hilol
e 4'
1912.
Makawao Has
Bereavement
.lames W. Fleming Passes Away
Suddenly Twenty-three Years
On Maui.
(Special Correspondence.)
On Saturday evening December
21st, James W. Fleming of Maka
wao died suddenly of rheumatism
of the heart after an illness of
several hours.
Mr. Fleming was a native of
Scotland and was ,7G years of ago.
After selling his sheep ranch in the
country he came to Maui about 23
years ago. lie was first manager of
Haleakala Ranch and later for
quite a number of years was man
ager of Grove Ranch. Having pur
chased the "Green property" in
upper Makawao he built a homo
there where having retired from
activo business affairs he has lived
quietly for ten years.
He was a man of sturdy upright
ness of character and held strong
convictions upon all subjects in
which a question of ethirs was in
volved. He was much esteemed by
by all classes of people.
lie leaves a widow, and five
children, Mrs. W. S. Nicoll and
Miss Mary E. Fleming of Ilamaku
apoko, Mrs.IIarry Washborno Bald
win of Southern California, John
E. Fleming of Honolulu, and David
F. Fleming of Ilonolua Itanch.
The funeral which was largely
attended1 took place at Makawao
cwnetory, Sunday afternoon, Rev.
Craig Bowdish of Paia' officiating
Messrs H. A. Baldwin, F. f! Bald
win, D. C Lindsay, Jamj-s Lindsay,
Dr. W. F. McConkey, and W. 0.
Aiken acted as ball-bearers.
Friday aftornoon, December 20th,
the annual Christmas entertainment
was given to tho children of the
Makawao Union Church Sunday
school in the church at Paia. An
excellent program of appropriate
Bongs and recitations was rendered
by the children under the direction
of Miss Ilutchins of the Paia Private
SchoTd and Miss Mills of Maunaolu
Seminary.
In one corner of the church a tall
tree brilliantly lighted and elabor
ately adorned contained pleasing
gifts for every member of tho Sun
day school. Lemonade and cakes
wore served.
Tho event was a most attractive
ono anu was attended hy many
parents and friends of the children.
Six or eight cottages havo been
recently erected in Makawao on the
small farms made possible by the
division and sale of the Sayro land
by D. T. Fleming.
On Sunday, the 22nd, Joe Cra
valho, and old Portuguese kamaaina,
died at his home in Kaupakalua.
Ho was 85 years of age and was
familiarly known by every one as
"Jack-in-the-box" because of his
humorous ways. He Jeavcs a large
family of grown-up children.
Heavy rains have recently rend
ered Makawao, roads rather uncom
fortable for automobile passengers.
Jury's Verdict
Manslaughter
On Monday last tho coroner's in
quiry into the cause of tho death of
Gigo Silera, tho boy who was killed
at Puuneno, was held. Tho Jury
returned a verdict to tho effect that
tho boy camo to his death through
being stricken by.jtn automobile,
carelessly driven by Manuel Martins,
Jr. As this verdict is tantamount
to manslaughter, Martins is held on
..that chargo for a further hearing.
NUMBER 46
Bridge Work
At Maliko
Connecting Link Of Railroad Extension
Is Being Rapidly
Constructed
Work on the big bridge at Maliko
gulch is progressing fast and the
iron work of the highqst bridge in
territory is now finished fcr about
20Q feet. There still remains a
space of 400 feet to be bridged.
The bridge work is beintr done
under the direction of Mr. Schott
of New York. That expert has
erected bridges in all'parts of the
world and he has had some wonder
ful experiences in out-of-the-way
places.
As soon as the Maliko gulch
bridge is complete, the Haiku dis
trict will be connected with Ka
hului and other districts by rail.
The work on the railroad is being
so done that when the last girder
of the bridge is in position the rails
can be connected up.
It is expected that some time
about the end of Februarv-the
will be running to Pauwela.
i he pineapple crop will then all
be shinned bv rail from tlipmnnprv
warehouses, and it is predicted that
muen more land will go under cul
tivation. The Haiku homesteaders nro nil
hard at work getting their land
reaciy tor pines, and between times
are devoting much labor to the
task of erecting fine bungalows.
mere is quite a colony of white
Americans famers settled
and they all are happy and con
tented.
"News" Staff
Get Present
There was a pleasing ceremony
in the Maui Nkws office on Christ
mas Eve. The employes were told
to remain for a few minutes after
"quitting time." Then a surprise
was sprang on thein in the shape of
a present from the Directors of the
Maui Publishing Company.
Each employo was handed an
envelope containing a check foi a
substantial amount, and a lottci
thanking him, or her, for faithful
services.
Tho employes expressed their
thanks to the manager, and asked
him to convey to the -Directors tho
thanks of the whole force.
Later on the employes, presented
the editor with a magnificent gold
mounted pipe.
It is the intention of the Directors
to institute a bonus system during
the coming year.
Maui Shows
Draw Crowds
Both tho Wailuku theatres did
big nusiness during Christmas week.
Tho holiday crowd turned out in
force, and tho consequonco was that
tho "movies' ' attracted largo crowds.
Special pictures were shown at
both the Wailuku Orpheuin and
tho Maui Theatre. Some of tho
cowboy films made the spectators
yell with joy.
Tho two theaters intend showing
fivo groups of pictures during tho
coining week.
Tho Kahului Lycoum and tho
Puunene Orphcum also drew largo
crowds. At Puuneiio there was a
fine Vaudeville show on Tuesday
night.
Tho Paia Orpheuin was well"
patronized during the week and
special attractions filled tho theater.
Maui is well supplied with shows
now-a-days, and tho effect of good
pictures cannot but bo to instruct
and elevate thoso who attond tho
exhibitions.
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