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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1913.
Haiku Extension Completed Town
People Will Be Able to Travel
On Sabbat li.
On February 8 the first train
crossed the . Maliko gulch and
1 . 1.. i1 .-.-1. 4 TTnil-f,
VI steamcu rigm. uiruB
That train was a freight, and did
not carry passengers. Still, the
directors of the Kahului Railroad
were delighted that at last the ex
tension that taps the rich pineapple
, lands of Haiku was an accoui-
On Monday, February 17, the
first passenger train was run
through from Xahului to Haiku,
and the line was then opened to
traffic. The trains are now run;
ning to the district, and many pas
sengers'have already made the trip.
The freight trains are carrying
large quantities of general mer-
, chandise to Haiku and way sta
tions, and the system is now in full
The construction of the Haiku
extension of the Kahului Railroad
was carried to a successful conclu
sion through the efforts of Super
intendent J. N. S. Williams, of
the company. The engineering
problems were many, and the big
gulch at Maliko had to be bridged.
The bridge is the highest in the
territory and also the longest.
The Kahului Railroad intends to
start running Sunday trains in the
near future. It is felt that the
time has come when every facility
"f should be given the country people
- to come to "town." The Kahu
lui and Wailuku people also feel
the need of being able to get away
into the country for a few hours.
There are now plenty of places to
go to on the train, and there is no
doubt that the Sunday service will
be well patronized.
Two or three trains, each way,
will probably be run each Sunday.
That will give the Pauwela, Haiku,
Paia and other people a chance of
visjting Wailuku and Kahului.
There are many beauty spots
around the Pauwela district, and
the pineapple fields of that place,
and the larger ones of Haiku, will
well repay a visit Then there is
the wonderful bridge across Maliko
gulch. That sight should not be
missed by a single resident of Maui
There will be three divisions in
,py future in the water works depart
ment of Maui. Three districts,
with superintendents to match,
have been proclaimed, and they
are as follows: Wailuku, W. E
Bal, Jr., salary $80 uer month; La
haina, R. P. Hose, salary, $80j
Makawao, Alonzo Jackson, salary,
$100 per month. These superin
tendents are to be put under bonds
of $3,000 each.
The divorcing of the road de
partmeiit from the water works
department, came about easily
enough, and the change is thought
by all interested in the matte, to
be for the best.
District overseer Bal, who is in
charge of both Wailuku and Maka
wao, will be relieved of the latter
charge at the end of this month
He will Jthen devote all his time to
the work of Wailuku alone.
The Makawao district is to be
i divided into two and two overseers
' will be put in charge. The change
will, it is believed, make things
easier to manage, in future.
On Monday evening last there
was a meeting of those Wailuku
people who are fond of amateur
sports of all sorts. Many people
who 1 got attend the meeting,
still took an interest in the matter
and they have asked to be kept in
touch with the movement. The
meeting was held in the gymna
sium, and was well attended.
The Waihiku Gymnasium Club
has. a committee that attends to all
kinds of 'Sports. This was recog
nized by those present at the meet
ing on Monday evening, and all
that was done was to appoint a
sub-committee that will investigate
different proposed forms of sport,
and the probabilities of establishing
the same. The committee will then
report back to the regular commit
tee of the gymnasium.
There was a great deal of talk
about vtennis, and it was easily seen
that that popular branch of sport is
highly thought of as an outdoor
stunt. The probabilities are that
tenuis will be taken up properly in
Wailuku, and that matches will be
played against Paia, Puunene and
Kahului, in the near future.
The committee appointed to look
into matters is as follows: C. E.
Myers (chairman), W. S. Chilling-
worth, Ad. Chislett, George H.
Cummings and John Nelson.
Besides tennis, bowling, swim
ming aiid running, there was men
tion of other branches of sport.
These may be taken up later on
but, at the present time, all efforts
are being directed to establishing a
tennis club for Wailuku. The mat
ter of a diving board for the swim
ming pool was also brought up,
and steps will be taken to obtain
this very necessary apparatus
There is plenty of available
material for many sports in Wai:
luku, and it only needs a concerted
effort by those who take an inter
est in athletics to get things going
properly in this town.
That a deal will be consummated
in the near future that will hand
the control of thn local telephone
company to the Mutual Company,
is believed by many people.' The
directors of the Maui company,
however, say that no such proposi
tion has been settled yet. There
arc many things to consider, and
the evident desire of the Mutual
company to control all tho tele
phonic and wireless service of the
group, has led to( tho story of tho
proposed merger being bruited
Tho Ililo telephone company has
been merged with tho Mutual, and
the manager of the big island con
ccrn was on Maui during tho week
Mr. Ilumnioll, of tho Honolulu
company, was also on Maui. The
two experts looked over tho field,
and it may bo that they will return
before long and make a proposition
to the local company.
Maui wishes to bo safeguarded
against any increase in telephone
rates no matter what improve
ments may bo installed. Tho auto
matic system is hinted at, but
everything is in tho air at present
The Matsou steamer Hiloiiian arrived
in Kahului port on Wednesday. She
brought the usual cargo of general
DEATHS AND DISASTER
RIFE IN CAPITAL CITY
Dry Dock Collapse Means Loss of Millions Legislators
on Job Carnival Going Strong Shippers Were
Worried About Fire on Manna Kea
HONOLULU, Feb. 20. Surely
this week has been ono of fatal and
unfortunate accidents in which lives
have been lost and property to the
value of millions destroyed. Be
ginning with Saturday night. Miss
Chapman, a venerable and highly
respected English spinster, was kill
ed by being knocked down by an
auto driven by a nialihini male
nurse, when she was crossing Nun-
nnu aveuue from her own residence
to that of her niece, who is the wife
of William Williamson, a broker.
Following this came the accident to
the members of the mechanical staff
of tho Star-Bulletin in which one
young man lost his life, and his
brother suffered a fractured leg.
Still another man, a linotypo ope
rator, was badly injured by being
dashed against the rocks by a
mighty wave. Three or four of the
Star-Bulletin men have been put
From March 1 on, the road and
other employees of the county will
be paid once a week. The innova
tion was decided upon at the meet
ing of the board of supervisors
held this week. All laborers will
receive their wages weekly, and
will not have to wait till the end of
the month for their pay.
The foremen in charge of the
many jobs on the roads, etc., will
draw the necessary money from
either of the banks, each Saturday,
and will then pay off his- gang.
The foreman has to send in a re
port of the work done, to the
county clerk, and that official will
authorize the drawing of the neces
sary funds ffom the bank. At the
end of the month the amount
drawn must balance with the war
rants issued for the particular
The laborers and casual workers
for the county welcome the new
idea. In the past they had to wait
till the middle of the month follow
ingthe one in which they earned
the money, to get their legitimate
A. K, Stender
A. K. Stender, one of tho old
timers on Maui, died yesterday
morning at three o'clock. Ho was
the proprietor of the Kahului saloon
and was a well known identity.
Years ago Mr. Stender lost his right
arm through an accident at Wui-
Born in Sweden, about sixty
years ago, Mr. Stender was attracted
to tho islands many years ago. lie
settled on Maui, in tho plantation
lino of work, and succeeded very
Tho funeral was hold yestorday
afternoon and there was a largo at
tendance. Tho Knights of Pythias,
of which tho deceased was a inem
bor, attended tho funeral in a body.
out of commission but, in spitoofil,
the pa per eaino out on time and
managed to get olT a third edition
containing a brief mention of the
big doings at the drydoek at Water
town. DOCK DISASTBIi.
How it was that the cntiro force
at the dry dock managed to escape
with their lives is a mystery, or an
act of God. I was talking to a likely
young chap who was in tho affair
up to his neck. Ho was sent for on
Sunday afternoon, in town, to go to
work as the crib had been pumped
out; work was to be resumed Sun
day night with the eight o'clock
watch. Monday morning work pro
gressed as usual, and things looked
bright for the finish of a most
difiieult piece of work. About two
o'clock in tho afternoon conditions
changed a trifle and there were in
dications of an uprising in the con-
Continued on page 3.
All Hawaii defeated Boisse City
in a polo game on Thursday, by a
seore of 14 to 4. It was a famous
victory, and All-Hawaii did not
have the services of Walter Dilling
ham, who was detained at the bed
side of his baby who has pneumo
nia. Sam Baldwin took Walter's
place and played the game of his
This is not the only good news
from the Coast. It is stated on
good authority that Hawaii will be
represented on the All-Auieircan
team, when that four goes up
against the rest of the world. That
is an honor that was half expected
by those who know how the players
from Hawaii compared with others
from foreign lands, but the general
public certainly did not think our
players would be so honored.
However, the fact remains that
either Frank Baldwin or Walter
Dillingham will make the All
Ainerican team. Hawaii nei is on
the polo map of the world, and the
English players will carry the news
to India and all other places where
the Sahib is supreme.
On March 1 the new local freight
tariff and classification of the Ka
hului Railroad will come into efiect.
The tariff is now ready and the
company will start operations under
it next Saturday.
The classification is complete,
and takes in every possible article
that could be shipped over the lines
of the railroad company. Shippers
are particularly requested to cuter
weights or measurements on ship
ping receipts, and in all cases to
The tariff schedule is gotten up
in fine form and is easy to understand.
For Five Spot
School teachers and others will
be interested to learn that a change
is being made as regards the issu
ing of commutation tickets on the
lines of the Kahului Railroad sys
tem. In future no commutation
tickets can be issued, because the
Inter-State Commerce law adjudges
that such tickets are expressive of
The Kahului Railroad will can
cel all the first and second-class
commutation tickets for teachers
and school children, and will issue
"fifty-ride tickets" at $5 each.
This ticket will, in comparison
with the old first-class ticket that
allowed 21 rides for $2.75, be a lit
tle less expensiue while, the same
new ticket will be a trifle more ex
pensive than the second-class
ticket that used to allow 21 rides
The new $5 ticket will be good
for all trains, and should become
very popular. The change has not
been brought about by the Kahu
lui company. It has been inti
mated to the company that the
commutation tickets issued in the
past; are not legal, and the change
has, therefore, to be made at once.
Workmen's tickets will, in the
future, have to be used on trains
that are intended for workmen.
The tickets will not allow work
men to travel on any other trains
between Kahului and Wailuku.
The cost of the workmen's tickets
is set at $1.50 for 50 rides.
Sad News Of
It will ho learned with regret that
J. Whittcn, an employee of the Ka
hului Railroad merchandise depart
ment, was stricken with what was
diagnosed as spinal meningetis, last
week. The young man who has
only been in the islands for a couple
months, caught a cold, after getting
.heated up at tennis. IIo thought
nothing of the cold, and spent a
day up the mountain at the Rev.
Mr. Bowdish's home. There, un
favorable symptoms became appa
rent, and Whittcn was taken to the
l'uunene hospital for treatment.
Mr. Whittcn came from Southern
California to Maui. His people live
in New Jersey, and they been cabled
regarding the condition of their son.
Tho young fellow is a favorite at
Kahului and everyone is sorry to
hear the sad news.
There will bo meeting in the Ban
quet Hall of the Masonic Temple on
Tuesday evening, February 25, at
7:30 (Central time) for tho pur
pose of forming a Rowing and
Swimming Club, with head-quarters
at Kahului. This new club is being
formed for tho purpose of carrying
on rowing and representing Maui
in tho annual Regatta held in Ho
Tho new club will take tho place
of the rowing branch of the Puunene
Athletic Club. The Puunene club
will donato tho boats to the new
organization, and there is no doubt
that tho rowers will continuo to
uphold tho honor of Maui in tho
same good old style.
Pioneer Mill Employee Is Almost
Murdered By Laborer Narrov
Escape From Death.
Another crime is laid at the door
of the "little brown In-other," so
fondly named by Tuft. This time
a Portuguese man, Manuel Santos,
is lying in the hospital with his
head cut open, and a Filipino
named Juan Pcriinito , is confined
in jail awaiting trial at tho Circuit
TJourt. The cutting took place at
Lahaina, and the injured man ig
an employe of the Pioneer Mill
It appears that on Tuesday last
a luna named Manuel Santos took
out a gang of men to tho cutting
field. Among the workers was the
Filipino who now is under arrest.
"rom the story told by the luna. it
seems that the Filipino was a lazy
orkcr, and would not trv to keen
up with tho rest of the gang. The
luna tried jollying tho man alone.
and even went as far as to cut cane.
side by side with him, in the hopes
of increasing tho laborer's stroke.
After a while, it is alleged, tho
Filipino struck tho hum's arm and
caused the cane knife he was using
to fall to the ground. The knife
was then pounced upon by tho Fili
pino, and turned against the owner.
One slash was made, and the knifo
struck Santos just over thn left ear.
The wound inflicted was a deen
ono and, if the knife had not been
held at an angle, tho luna"s head
would have been cut off. As it was.
the knife seyorcd part of tho unfor
tunate man's ear, and cut deep in
to his skull. Santos fell to the
ground with blood pouring from his
head. The Filipino threw away
the knife and ran from the field.
Some of tho cane cutters then
picked Santos up and conveyed him
to the hospital where ho was admit
ted for ticatincnt. It was found
that ho had had a narrow escape from
being murdered, as tho knife had
almost cut through to his brain.
The would-bo murderer was ar
rested in tho town of Lahaina on
Tuesday evening. He was brought
before tho police court on Wednes
day, and was prosecuted by Deputy
County Attorney Vincent. The lower
court committed Pcriinito to tho
Circuit court for trial.
W. II. Field, proprietor of the
Maui Hotel, lias secured the lease
of the land that adjoins his place
of business on High street, and he
will at once proceed to drain the
block and prepare the land for the
erection of several cottages. These
new buildings will be used in con
nection with the hotel and they
will be most attractive.
The block of laud, which runs
right through to Vineyard street,
will have plenty of room for the
cottages, and also for a tennis
court which Mr. Field intends to
construct for the use of his guests.
The addition to Wailuku will be
a noticeable one and the rush of
tourists that is expected in the near
future will well be catered for.
The deal was made possible through
the Wailuku Sugar Company's
liberality regarding the rental. The
company owns the laud and it was
leased in order that the town may
benefit from the erection of the
cottages. The rent is only nominal
and the company is content to let
it go at that.
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