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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1912.
MATSON NAVIGATION CO.
1 t FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE
SAN FRANCISCO -
fHyades Oct. 17
Wilhelmina. Oct. 23
t Enterprise.. Oct. 26
IIonotulHti.. Oct. 30
tHiloiiian.... Nov. 7
Lurline - Nov. 13
Wilhelmina.. Nov. 20
Honolulmi.. Nov. 27
fltyaries Nov. 29
Lurline Dec. 1 1
Enterprise... Pi-c. 14
Wilhelmina. Dec. 18
tllilonian.... Dec. 19
Ilonolulan... Dec. 24
Oct. 20 Oct. 26
Nov. 10 Nov 16
Dec. 2 Dec. 7
Dec. 22 Dec. 28
PORTS OF CALL.
S. S. WILHELMINA....
8. S. LUULINE
S. S. HONOLULAN
S. S. I10NOLULAN . . Voy. 23, To Honolulu ami Hilo.
S. S. ENTERPRISE To Hilo direct.
S. S. HYADES ...... I To Honolulu and Hawaiian Port,
S. S. HILONIAN via PiiRct Sound.
t Indicatt'8 that Rteatner carries freight and eoinburstihlea only (no
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Oct. 29 Nov. 6 Nov. 12 36
Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 18 98
Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 22
Nov. 25 Dec. 4 Dec. 12 65
Nov. 20 Nov. 26 Dec. 4 52
Nov. 26 Dec. 4 Dec. 10 37
Dec. 4 Dec. It Dec. 18 23
Dec 17 Dec. 26 Jim. 5 32
Dec. 18 Dec. 24 Jnn. I 53
Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Jan. 6 99
Dec. 24 Jan. I Jan. 7 3H
Jan. 6 Jan. 15 Jan. 23 66
Dec. 31 Jan. 7 Jan. 15 24
.To Honolulu nnl Hilo.
.To Honolulu and Knlnilui.
Voy. 21, 22 iiml 24, To Honolulu
A Schoolmi'm'a Experience
In the Wild West
By SARAH L. OLDFIELD
A good many years ago, when I wai
a girl Just graduated from the normal
school, tbe principal told me that be
bad received calls for teachers in Colo
rado, where tbe country was new and
Instructors were not easy to get. I
accepted one of these positions and
started west soon afterward. I went
as far as the Union Pacific was then
built. Laramie, where I took a stage
coach to my destination In tbe moun
tains. I was obliged to stop over one
night in Laramie, then a city of dance
houses and gambling dens, for the
coach did not leave till the next morn
ing. When I awoke and looked at my
watch I discovered that I had Just
time to dress, swallow a cup of coffee
and get to the express otBce, from
which the coach started. I found the
agent directing tbe shipment of boxes,
which, though not large, appeared to
be heavy, while the passengers, men
and women, were getting Into the
coach. On the box sat the driver, a
fine looking, well made young man,
whose rough clothes could not conceal
a certain appearance of refinement
there was In him.
I was about to get into the coach
when the agent stopped me. "You
can't go on this coach," be said. "It's
I was never more distressed In my
life. Stopping In that horrid town even
for a few hours was horrible to think
of, and the agent told me that another
coach would not leave till the next
morning. A tear trickled down my
cheek, and, looking up, I saw tbe
handsome- young driver looking at me
pityingly and with admiration.
The driver called the agent to him,
and the two had a long conversation,
"TOU'LL FIND IT IK THE BOOT," SAID TEI
which I felt sure was about me. The
driver was trying to persuade the agent
to agree with him about the matter,
but tbe agent kept shaking his head
and saying, "It won't do at all." But
finally the latter gave In and tbe driv
er, beckoning to me, told me I might
get up and take the vacant seat beside
him. Giving me a hand, he lifted me up.
Tbe morning was delightful, and the
mountains toward which we were
driving with their patches of snow and
the dark shadows resting here and
there on their Bides, though tbe sky was
cloudless, were beautiful I told the
driver I wished the mountains were
farther away so that .we could enjoy
the prospect longer, whereupon he
told me they were sixty miles' distant
and we could not reach them till the
middle of tbe afternoon. He said tbe
rarity of the atmosphere- made them
look near. I asked him the cause of
the shadows on the mountains, ttere
being no clouds to cast them, and be
said tbe phenomenon had not been ex.
I passed a very pleasant morning. I
was not surprised tbat tbe driver could
tell me a asod deal about the country
and even tbe geological formation, for
In those days a stage driver was quite
an important personage, but I was
more surprised when he told me he
was a college graduate who had come
out to Colorado on a venture, had got
stranded and temporarily taken up
While we were rolling along my new
found friend told me that there bad
been a number of holdups of coaches
recently, and If one occurred I would
better sit rwrfW!v arm iti
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relopments. If there should be any
firing I must get down under tbe seat,
where I would be In a measure pro
tected. What surprised me was that
he seemed very much concerned about
the matter of my being exposed to
any shooting there might be, saying
that be bad persuaded the agent to let
me go on the coach in the seat beside
him, and if any harm came to me be
would never forgive himself. I asked
.h!n if he expected we would be at
r Jacked, and be replied that the chances
Irere we wouid! We bad treasure dox
aboard, and these shipments were
oonstantly reported to road agents,
who knew exactly what coaches to at
It seemed singular to me that the
express company should send out a
treasure that tbey expected the rond
agents would take away from them,
and 1 told tbe drlrer so, but be said
the company was obliged to take risks
or tbey could not do any business.
This did not satisfy me or make me
feel any more comfortable.
We bod changed horses several
times and were approaching the foot
hills of tbe mountains when, passing
between a rise in tbe ground on each
side of the road, a man rose up from
behind a rock in front of us and put
up bis hand as a signal for us to stop.
I was surprised that tbe driver obeyed
the order Instantly since the man
showed no weapon, but I soon learned
the cause. The driver knew full well
that rifles were pointed at him from
men in concealment
As soon as the coach came to a
standstill four other men sprang up
from behind the rise In the ground and
advanced toward us.
"Tou'U find it in tbe boot," said tbe
driver quietly, and they went back
and. unstrapping the cover, took out
the boxes and placed them beside the
road, while two robbers stood on each
side of the conch with rifles in their
hands ready for use at the slightest
Indication of resistance. But so great
were the expressions of terror from
tbe passengers that they soon lowered
their guns, and two of them dropped
their rifles and went to the assistance
of the man who was unloading the
So far I didn't feel much afraid, for
It looked as though tbe road agents
would relieve the express company of
the treasure and let us go on. Besides,
the expressions of terror of those in
side the coach excited my contempt.
Strong men were begging the robbers
to spare their lives, while shrieks came
from the women. It did not seem to
me thnt they were in any danger so
long as they did not offer resistance,
but that tbey had lost their heads
My friend the driver sat quieting the
horses by a word now and then for
they seemed to know what was going
on 'and were very restive but he seem
ed anxious about me. Why I couldn't
understand, because I had no Idea of
resistance, and I didn't believe the rob
bers would molest a woman. I did not
even believe that they would collect
the valuables of the passengers since
tbey had seven or eight boxes of bul
lion to take care of.
Tbe boxes were unloaded and piled
on one another beside the road. Two of
the men who bad laid tbeir rifles down
and helped to carry the treasure were
about to pick them up; the other armed
man held his weapon, muzzle down, in
the hollow of his arm. and tbe fourth
armed man was looking with satisfac
tion at the fine hnul be had made
when the driver said to me in a quick
; I.pfore I i-onld obey I heard the
crackling of rll!es Inside the cone h and
saw two of tho road agents toppk' over.
None of the o.liers hail their hands mi
their wen pons, and before tbey could
get them every one was laid low. It
wus all done In less than a quarter of a
minute, and I saw that getting down
under tbe seat was unnecessary.
But whence came tbe firing? Surely
not from the cowardly passengers. I
looked at tbe driver for an explanation,
but he was busy with the horses, who
were rearing and plunging, and it was
no time for the satisfaction of my curi
osity. Tbe robbers were all dead or dying,
and the passengers were getting out
of the coach. The women tore off tbeir
dresses and exposed men's clothes.
Every one was armed to the teeth,
though the weapons were concealed.
As soon as the horses were quieted the
driver put out his left band to me
still holding the reins In bis right and
' "Why didn't you get down when I
told you to? By Jove, I'm glad you're
Tbe explanation of tbe affair came
to me piecemeal. The coach had been
sent out as a decoy. Ail inside were
men with concealed weapons. Tbe
boxes were loaded with Btones or sand.
The agent had contrived to have it re
ported to tbe road agents that a treas
ure would go by that coach with a
view to an ambush. When I came up
at tbe starting and asked to be allow
ed to go on the coach the agent nat
urally demurred to take on a woman
under tbe circumstances. Tbe driver,
wishing to have my company, argued
that at the springing of the trap I could
get down where no stray bullet would
be likely to hit me. Nevertheless be
was much worried on my account and
much relieved when It was all over.
Leaving some of tbe passengers
they were all In the service of the ex
press company with the dead and
wounded robbers, we drove on to the
next relay station and sent a wagon
back for tbe wounded. But so far as
I was concerned the adventure was
ended. And yet It cannot be said to
have ended, because in it I found my
fate. "My drubbing the three It's Into
children's beads did not last very long.
My acquaintance with tbe stage driver
was enduring, and after a brief court
ship of a mouth rather lengthy for
that country at that time I married
Ills stage driving did not last long.
Receiving some capital from the east,
he entered into tbe business of mining
machinery and supplies and prospered.
And now that the region in which we
live has grown populous and civilized
we enjoy a beautiful home, in which
we are very happy, surrounded by nu
' merous children and grandchildren.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU.
' Statement of Condition.
Wailuku, Mnui, T. H., Aug. 31st, IQli.
Loans, Discounts, Overdrafts $210,865 05
United States Bonds 25,000 00
Other Bonds 75. '95 9'
Real Estate Owned 1,101 22
Cash & Due from Banks 95.000 26
Ranking House, Furniture, etc. 5,00000
Five Per cent. Fund 1,25000
TERRITORY OF HAWAII,
Island and County of Maui,
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of the First National Bank of Wailuku, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true and correct to the best of my knowledge
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th clay of September, A. D. 191a.
JAS. N. K. KEOLA,
Notary Public. Second Judicial Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
The following schedule will go into effect July 1st, 1911
CLASS Pass. Pass. Pass. Pass. & prt. Freight Freight
STATIONS No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7
A. M. A. M. P. M. P. M. A. M. P. M. A. M.
Kahului Lv. 6 15 3 10 9 45
Puunene J Ar. 6 25 3 20 10 (X)
1 uuiit.np j Lv. 6 30 3 25 10 30
Kahului j Ar. 6 40 3 35 10 45
Lv. 6 50 2 00
Wailuku Ar. 7 02 2 12 b.
aiiuku 1 Lv. 7 10 2 20
KnlmlnS j Ar. 7 22 2 32
Kahului , I j y ? 25 2 4Q 9 3Q
Spreckelsville Lv. 7 37 2 52 10 00
Vax. j Ar. 7 50 3 05 10 15
( Lv. 8 00 3 15 10 45
Spreckelsville Lv. 8 15 3 30
j Ar. 8 27 3 42 11 15
Kahulut 1 Lv. 8 30 3 45 1 00
Wailuku j Ar. 8 45 4 00 1 15
wailuku l Ly 9QQ 4 05 t 45
Kahului . Ar. 9 15 4 17 2 15
( Lv 4 20
Sprcckelwville Lv 4 32
. j Ar 4 45
paia iLv. 4 50
Spreckelsville Lv 5 03
Kahului Ar. 5 15
This train from Puunene connects with trains leaving Kahului for Wailuku at
3:45 P. M.
Kahului Railroad Co.
' ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LTD.;
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LTD., Line of Sailing Vessel U-tweei.
San Francisco and Hawaiian Ports;
AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.
Amounting to Five Dollars
and accompanied with cash '
will ho delivered to any port
on Maui free.
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
Importers & Dealers
GASOLINE and DISTILLATE IN DRUMS
Telephone 1141 - Wailuku, Maui. T. H. ' P. Q. Hoi S3
WAILUKU HARDWARE CO.,
General Hardware, Enamelware, Oil Stoves, Twines,
Mattings, Wall Papers, Mattresses, Etc, Etc, Etc.
COFFINS MADE AT SHORT NOTICE
Capital Stock $ 35,000 00
Surplus & Profits 41,91487
Due to Other Bunks 5.259 99
Circulation 34.997 5
Dividend Unpaid 15 00
Deposits 306,225 08