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is' Best for the News
If you wish Prosperity
Advertise in the News
Judge Kingsbury's Charge
Are Investigated True
Cases Much Interest
On Wednesday last the Grand
Jury met at the Wailuku Court
house and when, on Thursday after
noon, they had concluded their
labors, fourteen indictments had
been returned by them. The Maui
scandal came up for investigation
and, contrary to most expectations,
only one man Ah Long, a Chin
ese was indicted by the Grand
Jury. Mary Ann Peters, the al
leged keeper of the brothel was
indicted for procuring.
The Grand Jury probed the
whole scandal and, when the work
was finished there were several
very much discredited witnesses.
The evidence .of the girls was very
different to what they had given in
the police court, and the Jurors
could not believe their stories.
Despite the sensational stories
that have been going the' rounds
regarding the scandal, it seems
that none of them were borne out
when the tale was unfolded to the
At ten o'clock on Thursday
Engineer Howell is almost ready
to start active operations on the
Kihei wharf, and he expects to be
gin the casting of the concrete
piles 'within a few.days from now.
The "casting" of the piles will be
an interesting operation, and the
work will be watched by many peo
ple who are interested in the mat
ter. Forty-four piles, in all, have to
be cast, and they will be thirty feet
long. Right through the concrete
will be imbedded eight thirty feet
long inch iron rods. These rods
will be made into a kind of cage,
and will be joined all the way by
spiral iron, which will wind around
from rod to rod1- and from top to
The casting of the long concrete
piles will be clone in moulds, and
i V as soon as the piles are hard they
w' ke lifted out and placed in
i position. The hammer used will
drive the piles, and the task will be
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a pumping apparatus that will re
move the sand and blasted coral
from the base of the pile and thus
allow the big "stick" to sink and
All the gravel and cement is on
the spot now, and Howell is only
waiting for some more machinery
to arrive. He is busy on concrete
bridges along the road between the
foot of the mountain and Lahaina.
In all, six bridges are to be built
of concrete. Five are finished and
the last one will soon be done.
Contractor Hugh Howell will start
work on the Mauliaakini bridge iu a
short time from now. The board of
supervisors authorized the work and
a concrete top will be put in.
There will be a meeting of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce ou Tuesday next
at three o'clock. The report of the
supervisors on the Kula Pipe line will
then be taken up as well as the question
of tlie entertainment of the visitiug
legislators. This was decided upon at
the meeting ol the Trustees of the Cham
ber yesterday afternoon.
Is Fine OneMany Hatters
Bills Returned In Man,v
Taken in Proceedings.
morning me jury turned in a.
partial report, and it was found
that ten true bills had been return
ed. The indictments were as fol
lows: Wada Ichito, burglary second
degree; John Vierra, assault with
a weapon; Mancho Baker, burg
lary first degree; Katalino Garcia,
burglary first degree; Narciso Rosa,
burglary first degree; John Perry,
burglary second degree; Marcelo
Canlas, assault with a weapon; W.
Mossinan, burglary first degree;
Juan Pirmalo, assault with a
weapon; Hiraga Jitsuo, abduction.
At four o'clock in the afternoon
the Jury turned in its final report,
and it was found that four more
names had been added to the list
of indictments. They were as
follow: Victorino Lakato, burglary
first degree; Mary Ann Peters,
procuring; Ah Long, intercourse
with a girl under 14 years; Manuel
Martins Jr. manslaughter.
After the foreman read the re
port of the Jury, Judge Kingsbury
(Continued on page 2.)
If the new automobile ordinance
becomes law, there will be some
radical changes in the rules regard
ina cars. The speed limit has been
reduced from 40 miles to 25 miles
in the country districts and the
speed in towns, villages and camps,
remains the same as before, viz, 15
miles per hour.
The supervisors passed the ordi
nance at the first reading, and it
will now be published. Then fur
ther discussion will be in order,
and the public will have a chance
to consider the proposed law.
With regards to numbers on
cars, the new law says that besides
the rear number, numbers must be
placed on the side lamps of the car.
This is to fall in line with the
Honolulu law. The ordinance also
says that drunken men will not be
allowed to run cars either in the
rent service or as private indivi
duals. Things Moving
liana people are happy bnco more
They have fresh water to drink, and
have not to carry brackish water
from tho beach to their homes. The
rain that fell in tho mountains last
week filled tho ditches and the little
town is again feeling good.
The weather along tho liana coast
has been very rough lately and tho
Claudino had all sho could do to
enter tho port of liana. The steamer
could not look at Kcanao, Nahiku
or Kipahulu. Tho sea was break
ing over tho landing places, and tho
captain saw there was no chanco
of getting anything ashore.
liana now has a moving picture
show and twice a week tho latest
up-to-dato films aro shown. Tho
show attracts good crowds and the
people feel as if they wero in a
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.,
CAPITAL CITY FOLK HAVE
MANY THINGS TO CONSIDER
Streets Being Torn Up Again Tramps Becoming Plentiful
Link And Woods Running TogetlierDope
Ring Said To Be BrokenOpera Was Good.
'" (Special Correspondence.)
HONOLULU, March 21 Just
about the time the new board of
supervisor went into harness the
old board gavo an order to repair
King street, between Fort and
Bethel. In fact, the work was
nearly completed when Supervisor
Petrie gavo ordeis to stop. I do
not know how much money had
been spent on the job, but enough.
Today the same piece of street is
being torn up preparatory to what
is to be known as permanent im
provements at another tremendous
expense. 1 mention tins mcroly to
show thai the men in office in the
county of Honolulu care as little for
expense, so long as it docs not fall
upon them personally, as n duck
cares for rain. On the othor side
of the island most of the roads are
in poor condition and it will bo a
couple of years beforo they bo any
TRAMPS AND BUMS.
During the past week I have had
three calls from "panhandlers"
Deputy Collector of Customs lias
Salary Slashed Port Now
Ranks in Class C,A".
News was received here on Mon
day last that tho position of de
puty collector of customs at Kahu
lui was as good as abolished. The
news came to deputy E. It. Bevins,
through the official channel. In
saying that tho position i3 abolished
it is not quite meant Jliat there is
to be no collector at Kahului. Tho
full facts of tho caso are that late
Secretary McVeigh, of ex-President
Taft's cabinet, has notified tho col
lector at Honolulu that in future
Kahului will rank as Class "A"
in tho excepted division, and that
tho salary will bo S300 per annum.
Heretofore, tho position, as graded
in Class "2", has carried a salary
of $1,500 per annum. Tho cut is
so drastic that Deputy Collector
Bevins may resign at once.
Tho reduction in grade of Kahu
lui port is thought to be tho wo'rk of
special Agent Tidwell, who spent
some timo in tho islands, last year.
Ho did not seem able to grasp tho
situation properly, and his remarks
about tho different ports of entry
caused a lot of talk when ho was
in tho group.
Just to show how Kahului ranks
regarding "entries" and "clear
ances", tho following figures will
During tho period extending from
January 1 to March 17, this year,
nineteen steamers from tho main
land wero attended to by tho doputy
collector. Tho aggregato tonnage
of these vessels amounted to 79,
253 tons. Besides theso steamers
there wero tho following entrances
and clearances: Ono steamer of 2,
674 tons from Chinese ports and
ono Bailing vessel of 2,170 tons from
Chilean ports. Tho total tonnago
for tho poriod amounted to 84, 103
The total amount of collections
Continued on page 6,
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1913.
looking for food and a place to sleep,
because they had hunted the town
over in search of work and could
not find it. Strange that both of
the men who appealed strongest for
sometime to cat, frowned at tho
suggestion of plantation work and
when they said they had eaten
nothing for tho whole day, I asked
.the question about liquor, of which
their breaths smelled strong. They
replied that they had met a few
friends. It always strikes mo as
peculiar that with these sojourners
in Hawaii tho booze is so much
easier to get than food, though the
latter is cheaper. The town has
many visitors of this class; a now,
but constantly crowing an oid. ex
perience. It seems to bo one of the
blessings of annexation that the
population shall increase in quan
tity rather than quality.
LINK AND WOODS.
I noto in tho dispatches a big
boom being launched in Washing-
Continued on page 4.
On April 1 the extension of the
Kahului Railroad will be handed
over to the operating staff. All the
necessary work will then be finish
ed, and the men who have been at
work, constructing the extension,
will seek pastures new. The various
camps along the line are being de
molished, and the lumber used in
them is being removed. -
The new line "which ends, for
the present, at Haiku and Pauwela,
is being patronized right from the
"jump." The freight offering is
very satisfactory and' the passenger
traffic is increasing daily.
Since the inception of the Sun
day train service, the passenger
traffic is going ahead in leaps and
bounds. The records show that up
till March 15 there were the same
number of passengers carried as
during the whole of February.
W. W. Walsh anda E. Myers
won the doubles handicap tourna
ment atKahului this week. The
finals were, playet on Wednesday
afternoon audtffe victors defeated
the runners-tro-Bevins and J. J.
Walsh, threesets straight, score,
6-2, 6-3, 6-1 This win of Myers
and Walsligave them the prizes
which consist of two rackets.
On Saturday last Myers and
Walsh beat Gordon and Doig by a
score of 6-3, 6-5. The match was
a good one, and the handicap was
just about right. No vantage sets
were 'played and it was "sudden
death" each set.
On Monday last J.J. Walsh and
E. R. Bevins earned the right to
play in the finals by defeating Mac
laren and R. Walker by a score of
6-3, 6-3, 6-2. The final, as related
above, went to Myers and Walsh.
Myers played fine tennis, and his
partner backed him up well. The
winners gave their opponents a
handicap of owe 15, give 15.
Statements Made by Special Committee Are Denied
"Facts Not as Stated"---Board Hard at Work
Looking Into Affairs-Much Free Water
That the Kula Pipeline matter
has stirred up a hornet's nest, is
seen when the reply of the board
of supervisors to the Maui Cham
ber of Commerce is read. The
board went over the whole matter
and it decided that the statements
of the special committee, as read at
the last meeting of the Maui Cham
ber of Commerce, were misleading,
to say the least of them. The fol
lowing communication was sub
mitted to the Trustees of the
Chamber of Commerce yesterday
D. II. Case, Esq.,
Secretary, Maui Chamber of Com
merce, Wailuku, Maui.
Your communication of the 13th
inst. enclosing reports of a commit
tee of the Chamber on -the Kula
Pipeline has been received.
Before answering some of the
statements in said report, we will
endeavor to give you a fair idea of
the conditions surrounding the Kula
Down at Puunene the three-cornered
tennis tournament between
the Mill, Field and office, is going
strong. During the week several
matches were played, and the re
sults were as follows: Searby and
Savage beat Betts and Beall, 6-0,
6-0. There was much joy over
the victory of the Mill team.
The next match was between
J. Maclaren and R. Walker, and
A. Maclaren and George Murray.
The last named pair won by .a
score of 6-4, 6-4. The Field re
corded their first victory through
this match. On Thursday two other
matches were played and the re
sults were: Dr. Sawyer and J. B,.
Thompson beat C. C. Campbell and
D. Rattray, 6-1, 6-2. A. Maclaren
and Murray beat Hughes and
Smith, 6-1, 6-1.
Much interest is being taken in
the tournament, as there is great
rivalry between the three sets of
teams from each division of the
big plantation system.
On Wednesday last an old,
valued employee of the Wailuku
Sugar Company died. August An
tonio Gouveia passed away after a
long and varied experience as a
Mr. Gouveia was born in Madei
ra on March 5, 1854, and he came
as a young man to Hawaii, His
first job on Maui was with the
Wailuku Sugar Company and,
after five years of field work he
was promoted to be a water luna.
He remained in that position for
22 years, and always was looked
upon as a faithful worker.
Two years ago Mr. Gouveia was
taken ill and he never recovered
properly from the attack. He
leaves many friends who mourn
his loss. The funeral took place
on Thursday last.
We all know the history of its
inception, and the plans" followed
by Supt. Campbell of the Public
Works, were supposed to have the
approval of the best experts on the
Galvanized iron piping was used ;
for the main line from Olinda 'To '
Kanaio, but at the forest end from
Olinda to Pttohokamoa, about four
miles of wooden stave piping was
laid, which was supposed to be
water-tight, but is still almost asv
leaky as when it was first laid'
down, causing much loss and waste
of precious water. Later a flume
was laid to Waiakamoi, where a re
servoir was built which was com
pleted and turned over by the con
trsctor, Mr. Hugh Howell, Decem
ber 18 of last year. Until that ex
tension to Waiakamoi was com
pleted, the Puohokamoa supply
was often interrupted from various
causes, creating some dissatisfac
tion among water users on the
Continued on Page 6.
Bowling is all tho rage at Puunene
and tho Married vs. Single tourna
ment is now going strong at tho
popular alley. A closo contest has
resulted, so far, and both teams
have two victories each. The final
mutch will bo bowled next Wednes
day evening, and a big crowd is ex
pected to bo present.
Last Wednesday evening the
Singlo men beat tho Married by a
majority of over 200. That defeat
is to be wiped out next week, say
Tho teams that have been playing
aro as follow: Married C. O.
Campbell, E. Deinert, C. Savage,
C. A. Beall, J. B. Thompson, amV
Hansen. Single A Maclaren, A.
J. Crcmer, W. Scholtz, W. Thomas,
II. E. Savage and C. T. Lewis. It
will bo noticed that thero arc some
spliced ones playing on tho "Single'
team, and vico versa. That is made
possible by tho clastic law of tho
club that allows grass widowers"
to bo classed as batchclors for tho
timo being. Somo of tho wives aro
in Honolulu or on tho Coast and
their husbands can play bowls as
singlo men while thoy aro away.
On Thursday morning there was
a fire on board the S. S. Mikahala
while she lay at Kaanapali. The
blaze was discovered in the forward
hold, among a big lot of cargo.
The steam pipe and water hose
have turned on quickly, and the
crew soon put the fire out.
The Mikahala returned to Hono
lulu yesterday. Some Japanese
freight was destroyed by fire and
The rivctinj: of the Maliko and Haiku
gulch bridges was completed yesterday
aud the men will now depart for pastures