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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
LE STORY TOLD BY
AS HAD NARROW
"DRIVING OUT DEVIL!
YOUNG BEACH GIRLS
CAPE FROM DROWNING
LATEST PAIA STUNT
Most startling disclosures arc cx
K'Ctcd within a day or so regarding
mi almost unbelievable statu of im
morality in the Wailuku district.
Tlio "White Slave" law is to ho
brought into force, and some awful
stories of vice are to be unearthed.
In fact, at the present time, several
young men are expecting to feel the
hand of an odicer on their shoulder,
and to be charged witn crimes that
can be punished with ' anything
from five to twenty years jail.
The whole miserable story came
to light when two young girls were
arrested for stealing a sum of $70
from a Japanese who lives on tha
beach. The girls, bath of whom
arc under fourteen years of age,
made efforts to account for money
that was found in their possession.
The story they unfolded was a hor
rible one, and the children named
.a dozen or so Wailuku men mar
ried and single who, at some time
or another had tampered with them.
The deputy county attorney was
astounded when he heard the story
and he at once proceeded to delve
deeper into the matter. Every
question brought forth more start
ling replies and, at last; the oflicials
decided that the whole matter must
be put up to" Judge Kingsbury,
acting as a Juvenile court.
The story told before the Judge,
in Chambers, was1 a terrible one,,
and while one child calmly admit
ted having lived a life of shame,
she added to the horror of the story
by saying that her mother had
forced her to it, and that all the
money she earned was taken by the
TOURISTS SPEND MUCH
MONEY AT BIG HOTEL
Expensive Banquet Where Wine Was Costly Notes
On Funerals By Honolulu ManHnteWsland
Company Troubles Written Of.
HONOLULU, Jan. 31. Fre
quently during the last few years I
have thought of the prospect of
success of Honolulaus from tourists
and tourists from Honolulaus and
have asked myself if the public are
acting right in encouraging strang
ers to come herennd be held up.
. Also, it has occurred to me that
V those who live on bananas and
j tourists during the year wax fat,
but those tourists who are touched
by them lose all desire to come
again. Canto the First.
A couple of years ago in a moment
of absent niindeduess a gentleman
of means and large social connec
tions walked off the pier at the
Moana and failed to come up until
too late to be of any good to any
one but the undertaker. Of course
he had to be buried, but as he left
a large estate that was a matter
easily attended to. This happened
before Henry adopted grey as his
funeral color and, as the funeral
was to be in harmony with the pos
ition occupied by deceased during
life there was no skimping in the
arrangements. Funeral directors
find a great difference as to the de
tails when there is real money in
sight; even a burn under such con
ditions can be made pleasant.
T?lt.fifc iiwm tifPfQQrirv ntul all
order for a wreath of violets was
' ' placed in the hands of a florist. As
While under examination before
Judge Kingsbury, both the girls
mentioned the names of well known
Wailuku men. Automobile drives
and beach parties figured largely in
thu su.i ies told by the girls. There
was an utter absence of modesty in
the girls demeanour and, one in
particular, calmly told of numerous
occasions when she had gone astray.
The smaller of the two girls told
in detail of a visit to I'aia at night
time. The name of a resident of
one of the other islands was men
tioned by the girl, who declared
that the man criminally assaulted
her. The county attorney will, in
all probability, cause the arrest of
this man today.
The other young men, whoso ac
tions in connection with the horri
ble story, appear to bo even worse
than the rest of those implicated,
will, it is alleged by the authorities,
also be arrested today.
The evidence taken in these three
cases will 'be, together with the
sworn statements of the girls, suo
mltted to the Grand Jury next
month. It will be up to that body
to investigate the guilt or innocence
of at least nine other men.
A material witness another girl
of less than fourteen years of ago
is expected back from Honolulu to
day. Her evidence, it is thought,
will incriminate soveral other men.
The whole case is a horrible one
and ono that will bo probed to the
very end. One girl declared that
she had been ordered by her mother
to consort with a Chinaman. The
man is now in custody.
wreaths go, in this advanced age,
it was a real nice one with plenty
of the modest flowers bunched all
the way round. That expression
about modesty of the violet should
be so real that the florist would re-
continued on page 8.)
By tho end of February tho Haiku
extension' of the Kahului Railroad
Company should bo finished. That
is, if the plans of the management
do not go,Avrong. It is almost im
possible to guarantee that tho road
will bo open right on tho last day
of this month, but there is every
probability that it will bo so.
Work on the big bridge at Maliko
was rushed to a conclusion, and on
Monday last, tho rails wero linked
to tho Haiku sido. Locomotives
aro now running across tho bridge
and work on still another bridge
When tho road is open to Haiku
there should bo a rush ' of travelers
over tho route. The scenery is
beautiful, and tho big Maliko Gulch
is something that everybody should
Horse, Caught by Raging Torrent, Is Dashed to Death
Flooded Stream Proves Dangerous Bridge
Badly Needed Hana People Say.
Mrs. Dons, wife of Dr Deas, of
Halm, had a narrow escape from
death by drowning, early this week.
She was returning from her duties
at the Kaeleku school when she dis
covered that a stream which, in the
early morning, was dry, was at 2
o'clock in the afternoon, running a
''banker." The heavj rains in tljo
mountains had caused the water to
come down suddenly and to fdl the
creek from bank to bank. What,
in the morning had been a dry bed
of sand and rock was, when Mrs.
Deas reached the spot, later on, a
raging torrent. Mrs. Deas saw that
the stream was dangerous, but still
did not relish the idea of waiting
hours till the water subsided. There
is no bridge although the residents
have, it is alleged, "from time to
time, asked for such a structure.
Dismounting from her horse and
sitting down on a rock, Mrs. Deas
pondered over the proposition. The
moro sho considered, the more she
realized that the stream was dan
gerous, and that there 'was no
chance of crossing it for some hours.
It was getting late and the sun
would soon set. Altogether, it was
not a pleasant prospect.
Mrs. Deas felt tempted to try and
ford the stream on horseback, but
another gl. nee at a big log being
rushed along by the water, made
her change her mind. The horse
was cropping at some tuftsa of grass
and seemed contented Q enough.
After a while, the woman wandered
On Monday last a sudden death
occurred at Kihei, and the victim
was a Korean laborer. The man
was found dead in his bed, and the
cause of death is reported to have
been heart failure.
It appears that the man used to
share a room with another Korean,
who generally started off to work
at four o'clock in the morning.
Before leaving for work, the early
bird used to give his friend a call
in order that he, in turn, might
arise and get ready for his work,
which did not begin until half-past
five o'clock. On Monday morning
the call was given as usual, and the
friend thought that he heard a re
sponse from his pal.
Later on in the morning, as the
man now dead, had not turned up
tp work, another friend went to
the house and was horrified to find
the man dead in bed. The sheriff
was informed and a coroner's jury
was summoned. As tho death was
from natural causes a verdict to
that effect was returned.
William Henning, better known
as "Pop" Henning, has resigned
his position with tho Pioneer Sugar
Company. Mr. Honniilg was for
eighteen years chemist and head
sugar boilor of tho big company.
Ho is considered to bo onoof tho
most expert sugar boilers in tho
down stream, on foot, hoping to
find some plaeo where the creek
might ho crossed. However, there
was nothing like a ford anywhere,
and Mrs. Deas retraced her steps.
Upon reaching the spot where sho
had left her horse, Mrs. Deas was
just in time to see the animal step
ping into the stream, with the evi
dent intention of crossing to the
other side. Although she made a
rush to try and head off the horse,
the brute hastened his pace and
plunged into the rushing creek.
The horse was soon out of his
depth, and he then started to swim.
He had no chance, however, as the
current was too strong, and, in less
time than it takes to tell the story,
the animal was rolled over on his
side and dashed over a waterfall to
his death. The poor brute made
frantic efforts to regain the shore,
but he was evidently injured by the
fall and quickly drowned. The car
cass was found two days later.
Mrs. Deas was horrified at the
end of her horse, and sho became
weak when she realized what would
have happened to her if sho had at
tempted to make the crossing on
After a long wait, the water dis
appeared from the creek just as
quickly as it came. I ho rains m
tho mountains ceased, and then the
water soon ran away. The trip
home was made on foot, for part of
the way, and then the story of her
narrow escape was made known to
her anxious hpsband and friends.
The decision to resign from tho
Pioneer company, was come to after
duo deliberation. The d'rectors of
the company were very sorry to
hear of Mr. Henning's resignation,
and an attempt was made to get him
to reconsider tlio matter.
Mr. Henning is supervisor for
Lahaina, and ho has done excellent
work for his district. There is no
intention on his part of resigning
from the board of supervisors
"If tho people of Wailuku and
Kahului support us properly, and
take advantage of our offer, wo-will
be able to install a larger plant and
reduce tho price of juice," stated
Manager Bond of tho Island Electric
Company, tho other day. "As
soon as the demand for power and
lights justifies the expenditure, wo
will enlarge tho plant and make
Tho company is making an offer
to the publioj and a ten per cent
reduction is now in view, tlio
manager thinks that there should
be i response to tho offer and that,
in a short time, tho town will be
bettor served. v
Chief Engineer Peacock has got
tho plant into good shape and, as'
ho is an export olectrician, every
thing is running smoothly now.
Dr. Russell is off to Kona today
that is if not prevented by the
strike He will remain away about
four weeks. Mrs. Russell will join
hor husband for tho last week, and
they will tour the big island in thoir
There is a fearsome talo of super-!
stition coining in from the Paia
district. The "driving out of evil
spirits'' was attempted by some
Japanese, and tho victim was an in
sane woman. The story told to tho
deputy county attorney savors of
the dark ages, and the manner in
which the' 'driving" was attempted,
reminds one of the age, of "witch
It appearsthat a Japanese woman,
who alleges that her husband paid
too much attention to a young girl,
became so wrought up over the mat
ter, that she gave every indication
of being insane. Thereupon it is
alleged that the husband and a
number of friends took it upon
themselves to "duck" the woman
in a deep tank.
The insane woman was taken to a
deep tank and thrown in tho water.
When sho came to the surface and
swam to the side of the tank, she,
was grabbed and thrown back again.
This happened many times, and
then when the men were tired of
that kind of "driving" theyobatin
ed a hose and turned it on, full
force, into tho face of the unfortu
nate woman'. By that time the
devils must havo been all driven
out, for tho woman was nearly
Tho story which, unless vouched
for by the county officials, would
hardly bo credited, goes on to say
that the "enlightened" Japanese of
the Paia camp, thought that the on
ly way to cure the crazy woman was
to treat her in the inhuman fashion
The County Attorney's deparment
NEW PLANS FOR TOURISTS
ARE MADE BY MAUI HOTEL
Fine Excursions That Will Take In All Points Of Interest
Personally Conduc(edOut-of-the-Way Places
Will Be Visited At Moderate Cost.
Maui will soon come into her
own as regards the tourist trade, and
the plans now on foot will make
excursions cheap and enjoyable.
For twenty-five dollars a man or a
woman can come from Honolulu
to Maui, have the time of his, or
her life, and then be landed back
in the capital city. For fifty dol
lars the tourist can enjoy all the
same privileges as the "twenty
fiver" and also have the Haleakala
trip thrown in for good measure.
The scheme is an attractive one,
and the Maui Hotel Co., Ltd., is
the sponsor for the whole proposi
tion. Host Field has taken the
bull by the horns, and he is launch
ing out on the right vay to attract
tourists to the Valley Island.
For many years past small part
ies of tourists have been, from time
to time, visiting Maui. Some of
the parties have made the Hale
akala trip, but only at great cost
and inconvenience. The new
scheme will allow of the tourists
booking right through from Hono
lulu to Haleakala and back again.
During the time the tourists are on
Maui, they will be under the per
sonal care and in charge of W. II.
Field. The "personally conduct
ed" idea is to prevail, and the
visitors can rest assured that they
will always be treated exactly as
they were promised in Honolulu.
is working on the case and, as the
the woman is from all accounts
insane, she will be committed to
the asylum in Honolulu. But be
fore she is sent away, tho county
olliials will prove, through other wit
nesses, that the unfortunate woman
was tortured by the ignorant men
who tried to'Mrive out the devils."
A. L. MePherson, of Toronto,
Canada, paid n visit to Maui during
tho week. Mr. MePherson is a big
lumber man, and he came down to
these islands in order to have ,a
look at the place to which ho sh'ips
so much timber.
Before settling in Toronto, Me
Pherson was for many years in tho
Yukon district. He saw some of
the hardships of tho early days in
Alaska, and went through the usual
experiences connected with a search
Hawaii has gained one more ar
dent booster in the person of Mr.
MePherson. He is delighted with
his trip, and he declared to a Maui
Nkws representative that he did
not think it possible to find such a
perfect climate as that of Maui, and
Wailuku in particular. Mr. Me
Pherson returned to Honolulu yes
terday, lie, however, expressed
his determination of returning to
Maui in a few days that is if a
strike does not tie up all tho steam
ers of tho Inter-Island company.
Now for some of the facts of the
TWO MAUI EXCURSIONS.
To be issued by The Maui Hotel
Co., Ltd. No. 1 Excursion A
three days itinerary $25.00. No. 2
Continued on page 4.
Dr. Clark and
Dr. Victor S. Clark, head of the
immigration bureau, Honolulu,
was in Wailuku during the week.
He was escorting tho Hon. Joseph
J. Okolowoiz, of Cracow, Poland.
The distinguished foreigner is hero
to investigate the condition of tho
Russian and other immigrants, who
aro working on the sugar planta
tions of tho islands.
Kauai has already been visited
by Dr. Clark and his companion.
Hawaii is next in order, after Maui
is finished. Oahu has already been
inspected and Mr. Okolowioz has,
in the newspapors, expressed the
opinion that there is a lack of
amusements for tho laborers.
Dr. Clark is fealing well after his
trip to Kuropo, and ho said that
good results would follow in regard
to obtaining immigrants for Hawaii.
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