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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1913.
Forty-nine Jurors Grand and
Petit have boi'n selected to investi
gate whiyt criminal cases there arc
on the calendar. Tho drawing :f
tho Jurors was made last Tuesday
wid tlic lists arc as follows: Grand
tfW. I). Weight, Geo. K. Trimble,
V. A..Baldw'm, S. Hocking, Geo.
Cookett, Jas. T. Fanton, W. S.
Mouutcastlc, J- T. Taylor, II. W.
- English, W. W. Taylor. F.A. Booth.
J. 15. Ahrou, S E. Hubbard, J. A.
Christenson, It K. 1'urdy, A. S.
Taylor, It. 15. Cockett, Dan Quill,
W. A. Clark, Geo. II. Stevenson,
C. A. Baker, II. It. Meyer and Ben
Petit Frank Sommerfield, O.
Tolfsen, S. It. Dowdoll, A. Garcia,
A. Danneberg, L. Heb'ort, W. F.
Pogue, E. II. Cockett, Thomas
Clark, C. E. Thompson, W. 0.
Aiken, J. A Aheong, L. B. Kau
meheiwa, J. F. Welch, George
i.. r r 1, IT r,.
Cubbin ,A. J. MeLeotl, J. V. Mar
cici, George Gibb, W- F. J. Dale,
C B. Kinney, E. J. Walker, George
Copp, W. Scholtz and G. W. Steel
The court announced that civil
cases will bo taken up by tho Trial
Jurors while tho Grand Jury is in
session. The idea is to save time,
and Judge Kingsbury made the
The Grand and Petit Jurors will
meet "on Wednesday, March 19, at
ten o'clock in the morning. There
are several cases to be considered,
and among them are the ones that,
in tho preliminary hearings, stirred
Wailuku and all Maui. It is ru
mored that the Grand Jury will in
vestigate the whole scandal, and
that some more men will probably
be involved in the affair.
"Well, I'm glad that f have seen
Maui and tho good people of this
island," declared J. Falconer, Per
manent Secretary of the Ancient
Order of Foresters, to a MaulNkws
reporter, the other day. The well
known mini from the mainland was
enjoying a rest at tho Maui Hotel,
and he was in the company of
Supervisor Pacheeo, of Honolulu.
"I have seen most of this island,
and I must say that the climate
and scenery beats anything I have
'.seen in t
A of ' mow
seen in the past. The combination
mountain scenery and coast
as seen from the verandah
of this hotel, is wonderful. And
tho climate is so cool and bracing
Now, f cannot understand why
doctors do not send patients from
the mainland to Maui in order to
give them a toning up when needed
"I have, as you aro probably
aware, been secretary of the Forest
ers for many years. I havo always
hoped to make a trip to Hawaii
Mr. Hogan, tho High Hanger, who
visited these islands some time ago,
spoko so highly of tho group that
felt that I would bo lucky in getting
a chanco to come down. I, even
tually, did get that chanco, and I
am glad of it.
"Tho whole group I have been
to Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai
appeals to me. You have
lovely homo, and tho world should
learn more about you all."
Mr. Falconer will be an ardent
booster for Hawaii when he returns
to tho mainland. Ho says that
never had such a good time before
' and that he hopes to, at s mo futuro
date, pay thu islands another visit
Last night there was a good meet
ing of the Maui Racing Association,
and much interest was taken in the
aflair. Tho executive committee
tunic' : 's report, and the matter
of the proposed program was taken
up by the meeting.
The executive committeemen an
nounced, before tho meeting, that
they had cut their cloth according
to tho most economical plans, and
that they would stand for no addi
tional prize money. One of the
executive members stated before
tho meeting, to a Maui Jnkws re
porter, that ho would resign on the
spot if there was any attempt made
to increase the prize money or to
make the program longer.
The program suggested by the
executive committee appears to be
a sensible one, and not too long.
Length of programs has always in
tho past, been a curse to Maui. The
events were so many that everyone
got'tired out long before the day
was ended. A shorter program,
with every event started on time,
appeals to most people. The execu
tive committee remembered this,
this year, and only cloven events
The proposed program is as fol
lows: Free-for-all, half-mile, 250;
Hawaiian Bred, Half-mile, first,
S200, second, 850; Trot, 2:15 class,
3 out of 5, 8350: Free-for-all, One
mile, 8750; Free-for-all, Ponies-
14:2, half-mile, 8125; Free-for-all
Trot, ono mile, 3 out of 5, 500;
Maui Maiden Ponies, half-mile,
125 two prizes; Free-for-all, 2
years old, mile, 8250; Hawaiian
Bred mile, $250; Cowboy Race,
three relays, XA mile. 825; Mule
Race, Vz mile, $25.
The sense of tho meeting was that
the proposed program was a good
one and, although there was a good
deal of discussion, it was felt that,
the executive committeo had done
good work. i
Last week the patients who had
been inmates of the old Camp One
hospital at Puunene, were all
transferred to the new hospital
which is now complete.
There were willing hands ready
to assist in conveying the patients
from the old to the new hospital
Ihe Paia hospital ambulance was
loaned by Dr. McConkey and the
most serious "cases" were carried
in comfort in it.
Private individuals also donated
their automobiles and, in that way,
the patients were all transferred in
easy fashion. Quite a number of
people from Puunene were on hand
to assist Dr. Sawyer and his staff
in the shifting of the sick people.
The new" hospital is an up-to
date one and is equipped with the
latest medical apparattis.The site is
an ideal one for a hospital, and is the
one that Dr. Sawver, the superin
tendent, picked out.
The magistrate at Haua is setting
good example regardiug "bums" who
loaf around town and do no work. The
police court judge recently sentenced five
Filipinos who were loafing, to ten months
jail. The liana district is now unpopu
lar among the men from Manila,
The Consul General for Japan, who
was on Maui a few weeks ago, is leaving
Honolulu for a visit to Kauai 011 March
11. The consul will look into the con
ditions of the Japanese on the various
PUBLIC UTILITIES BILL
WILL BE FOUGHT HARD
Talk of City Manager Hakes Senator Ask Question
"What Could the Manager Manage?" Inter-Island
Co .Running Smoothly Amateur Swimmers
HONOLULU, March 7 Until
I suggested to a member of the
lower House that there seemed to
be no graft in sight for the mem
bers of the legislature, I was under
the impression nothing of import
ance was to be introduced. One
has only to hark back a coup.le of
decades to find the time and the
place where one session was pro
ductive enough to clean up the
debts of some of the members and
there was no aftermath. The mem
ber to whom I spoke the other day
intimated that the "Public Utili
ties" bill might offer opportunities
to those who were inclined to follow
the lead of the law makers of New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois
and, I believe, Wisconsin.
It seems it is to be a fight between
the corporations of a public service
nature and the members and-money
talks. A gentleman representing'
one of the largest corporations on
After many days of illness, An-
tone Gomes, late an employee of
the Wailuku Sugar Company, died
in the local hospital. The unfor
tunate man was injured on Decem
ber 17 last, and he never fully re
covered from the accident.
Just one week before Christmas
Gomes was working on a train of
cane cars that were being brought
from Waihee. In some way he was
striken by a telephone wire and
thrown to the ground. His head
was badly injured and, in the long
run, the injury resulted in his
Gomes was a married man and
he leaves a widow and one child.
His age was twenty-six years.
The Coroner's inquest, which
was held on Thursday night, re
sulted in a verdict of accidental
death being returned.
There is no doubt' about tho Ka
hului people being fond of tennis,
and tho next thing in tho way of
tournaments'is to bo a doubles han
dicap for all tho players of Maui.
Tho Puunene store will donate a
fine silver cup for the event, and
tho lucky winners will have some
thing to ho proud of.
It is the intention of the Kahului
club to invito entries from all over
Maui, and to get tho best possible
players interested in tho tournament.
Racket wieldersfrom Paia, Puuneno,
Kahului, Wailuku and Lahaina to
say nothing of tho farther out cen
ters will bo asked to take part in
Tho matches will start as soon as
tho details aro arranged, and chances
aro that there will bo somo tennis
at Kahului that will astonish those
peoplo who may think that there
re uo champions on Maui. .
this island to be affected by the law,
remarked to me the other day, that
no self respecting person would
stand for such a measure and that
jt would be fought tooth and nail
by all who might be hurt. The
objection in the main seems to be
in the elective commission. One
to be appointed by the govenor
would have fewer stings to put in
to the exchequors of the corpora
tions. There seems to be no con
fidence in any committee that
might be elected to the place. I
believe there is logic in surmise
Where would the territory be to
day it tlie liquor commission were
an elective one?
From what I gathej around the
building, a fight on apportionment
is certain. One intelligent member
told me he was willing for it, but
it is not proper for this legislature
Continuertqn page 3.
Vhile the owners were attending
the piny at tho Kahului Lyceum,
last Monday night, four fine over
coats were stolen from as many
automobiles, which were standing
outside the theater. The thief, or
thieves, are suspected, and there is
a chance of tho coats being returned
in the near future maybo a trifle
tho worse for wear.
The owners of tho coats stepped
out of their cars and, throwing the
garments over the seats, departei
in peace to onjoy the show. Upon
their return, much to their dismay,
the overcoats wore missing and the
drive homo had to be made minus
the warm comforters.
( Tho peoplo who lost tho coats
were, J. B. Thompson, Dr. Young
and .Mrs. Apo. The last named
was doubly unlucky as she lost two
coats. The police have on1, man in
custody, and it is thought that
others will soon bo arrested and
charged with tho theft of tho gar
On Wednesday evening last tlmre
was a grand luati at tho town hall,
and it was in honor of Permanent
Secretary Falconer, of tho Ancient
Order of Foresters. Tho affair was
a most successful one, and tho big
crowd that sat down to tho feast
had tho timo of their lives. Besides
tho guest of honor the brethren had
tho pleasure of meeting Supervisor
Pacheeo, of Honolulu, who accom
panied tho mainland visitor on the
trip to Maui.
Tho luau was marked by the
many speeches that, were made.
Somo of tho speakers wero very elo
quent, and their remarks brought
Mr. Falconer has been secretary
of tho Foresters for over thirty
years and he is highly honored by
Deputy County Attorney Vincent
traveled to Makawa'i last Tuesday,
and the result of his visit was that
tho county of Maui is richer by
8180 than it was on Monday last.
The money was contributed by a
party of gamblers who were cap
tured red-handed by Sheriff Crowoll
and Captain Lindsay of the Wai
luku police force.
It appears that a merry little
party of thirteen Japanese was hav
ing a good time in a house at Paia
on Monday evening, l he money
was changing hands at a good rate
of speed, and the owner of tho
houso was getting his rakeoff for
allowing the game to go on.
Sheriff Crowell and Captain Lind
say quietly proceeded to the house
and, listening outside, heard the
rattle of dice and tho clink of
money. Tho officers waited for a
few minutes and then rushed tho
place. There was an immcdiato
Hcatter of the gamblers, and most
of tho money was thrown about tho
floor. Lindsay managed to get
hold of a five dollar gold piece, and
that was used in evidence when the
case camo up before Judge Ooou-
Tho defendants, to tho number of
thirteen, pleaded not guilty, and
they were defended by Edgar Mor
ton. Tho defense put 0110 man on
the stand, and he swore that the
Japanese were all present in the
. 11 .
house in order to organize a saving
society." That schomo is doomed
to have 11 bad start, as Judge Good
ness found the bunch guilty, and
ordered tho owner of tho house to
pay S3U. two otner oiu-iimers ai
the gambling game were fined S25
each, and the rest of the crowd had
to dig up ten apiece. Sheriff Crow
ell is doing good work, and he is
determined to put a stop to the
gambling games that are rumored
to be going on in tho towns and
On Wednesday evening last two
Porto Rican youths wero caught
red-handed engaged in robbing the
Hamakuapoko store. Tho lads
were committed lo tho Grand Jury
yesterday morning, by Judge Good
ness. It appears that tho store manager
locked up everything securely on
Wednesday evening, and went to
his supper. Later on he had oc
casion to go to tho store and, much
to his surpriso heard a noiso among
tho cases containing shoes. An in
vestigation followed, and help hav
ing been summoned, the two burg
lars wero captured.
The youths had no defense to offer
and they will bo investigated by the
Grand Jury which meets on March
19. The lads are charged with
burglary in tho first degree.
J. N. S. Williams, Superintend
ent of tho Kahului Railroad Com
pany, has resigned his position.
He and Mrs. Williams will tour
Europe and England, and then re
turn to scttlo in Honolulu. Mr.
Williams' resignation takes effect
on May 1.
On Wednesday evening last
there was a fine gathering of the
members of the "T. B. M." club,
and much fun and sport resultel.
The meeting was held at the Wai
luku Gymnasium, and a large body
of representative business men roll-
, ed up to the gathering.
The business men got down to
work quickly, and several bowling
matches were soon underwav.
The results of the matches were as
follow: R. A. Wadsworth beat C.
D. Lnfkin, after a close contest
that raised some of the fans to the
highest state of excitement. D. H.
Case and' W. V. Crockett then got
going, and they played a tied game
at the firat go. The second strug
gle resulted in a win for Crockett
by three points. Captain Penhal
low and Dan Carey then took the
floor, and Dan won out after a
close contest, by a few points.
George Wilbur and P. Benedict
provided the next bit of fun, and
the go was also very close Wilbur
winning out. W. S. Searby and
Ad. Chislett then got busy, and
Chislett was the winner after a
tight go all the way. C. J. Schoeu
ing and H. Trevenen finished the
evening's sport, and Schoening
turned out to be the winner.
There was much fun and the
"joshing'' was immense. Every
Wednesday evening the "T.B.M."
club will meet, and all the men of
the district should join the organ
ization at once.
Of Old Days
Charles Hotell. who represents
the well known automobile depart
ment of the von Haniin Young Co.,
Ltd., has had many interesting
experiences on the racing track.
He was in the game in the "old
days" and back Kast he used to
race around the track with the
best of the drivers of those days.
Hottel is 011 Maui at present and
he, the other day, told of the days
around 1896-7 when autos were
rather primitive and each car, even
in private use, carried a skilled
mechanic to attend to breakdowns.
In those days E. IS. Bodge, the
.present manager of. the von Ilanuu
Young garage, was in the racing
game too. "Dick" as he is known
everywhere, was one of the best in
the States, and once when he went
for a tour of Europe he surprised
the citizens of some of the big
The development in automobiles
sometimes makes Hottel gasp when
he thinks of the days when the
"one lunger" was the acme ot per
fection in machines. It is inter
esting to listen to his tales of the
days when twenty miles an hour
was good going.
"I think that the wonderful
strides made in the art of auto
building arc due to the perfecting
of the gasoline engine, the inven
tion of pneumatic tires and the
constant fight for good roads upon
which high grade cars can run.
I think that Maui is in the
forefront as regards roads and that
this island is rapidly improving in
that respect," remarked Hottel to
a Maui Nkws reporter the other
Within a short time from now the
First National Itank of Wailuku will
have the addition to the office completed
and ready for business.