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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1913.
Wailuku Nine Doing Well Visitors
Improving Every Sunday Good
Stars beat Lahaina, 6 to 3.
Puunene beat J. A.C., 7 to 2.
Much interest was taken in the two
games and the fans kept up a con
STANDING OF THE TEAMS.
J. A. C.
" On Sunday afternoon there were
two games of balpn the Wailuku
diamond and the usual crowd of
fans turned up for the fun. The
ground was in good order, and the
players were also in better fettle
than on the two previous Sundays.
The class of ball was good, and the
rooting was immense. The crowd
takes its baseball in good style in
Wailuku, and the remarks of those
in the grandstand shows that even
the little kids know a good deal
about "inside ball.''
The first game, as will be seen at
a glance was between the Stars
and the Lahainas. The home team
won fairly easily, but the visitors
are such a good bunch that they
never squealed. The Lahaina boys
are showing the right' spirit and it
is to be hoped that they keep go
ing at the rate they now are hit
ting up. The Stars as is expect
ed by the loyal Wailuku fans
beat the players from the other side,
and that is all there is to it. ,
The second game between the
Puunenes and the Japanese Athle
tics resulted in a win for the plan
tation team. The score tells the
story. The J. A. C. outfit is in no
way dismayed, however, and the
team will keep going at its best
clip for the rest of the season.
Continued on page 2.
Shares Of New
Bank at Par
Having secured a Feo Simple
Title to a suitable lot at Paia, for
the use of the new National Bank
ing Association, now being'organ
ized by Messrs. C. II. Cooke, C D
Lufkin, It. A. Wadsworth, D. II.
Case and J. Garcia, these gentle
men ivill proceed at once with tho
permanent organization of the First
National Bank of Paia.
The Bank will be organized and
conducted on similar lines with tho
Lahaina National Bank, that has
proved so successful. Tho Capital
will bo $25,000.00,- divided into
two hundred and fifty shares of
S100.00 each. Mr. Lufkin will de
vote a considerable amount of his
time to the new institution until
such timo as a suitable Cashier can
The Bank will bo conducted
largely for the benefit of the home
steadcrs and small furmers, lending
every assistance- within its power
and consistent with conservative
banking to in customers, and will
undoubtedly vdo much to develop
that portion o! Maui contigious to
Tho location of tho now Bank
(Continued on page 8)
M. A. A. Hold
At the meeting of the Maui Ath
letic Association that was held last
night the matter of arranging for
the visit of a Honolulu baseball
team to Maui, on July Fourth, was
taken up. A letter from A. Q.
Marcallino, of Oahu, was read nnd
his suggestion that a team from the
capital city visit Maui on July 4,
met with a favorable reception.
Marcallino asked if Maui would
ike to sco the famous Keios in ac
tion on the Wailuku diamond.
There was some talk about this,
and it was decided to ask for further
information on the subject. It was
felt that it would be a great thing
to have the Japanese pay us a visit,
ind it may bo so arranged.
The question of a new umpire for
the Maui league also came up, and
it was decided to make a change.
The new man will take charge of
When the big ship Edward Se
wall sails for the Atlantic Coast,
she will have a new crew altogether.
The old sailors have all left the
vessel and she will have to secure
a new lot. The Sewall will go to
Honolulu from Kahului and will
ship the crew there.
The sailors who left the ship
here are scattered all over the isl
ands. A number of them complain
of the treatment accorded them on
board the ship,
The Sewall takes a large cargo of
sugar to the mainland. She is in
first class order and condition.
Maui is to have a new Chief
Sanitary Inspector, and he will be
appointed within a few days. H.
V. Trevenen has resigned from the
service, and will probably move to
Dr. J. S. B. Pratt, President of
the Board of Health, arrived in
Wailuku on Tuesday morning last.
He came to make his usual inspec
tion and to look into several mat
ters that are claiming his attention.
Dr. Pratt declared himself as very
pleased with the fact that the Board
of Health is now on a civil service
basis. It enables the president to
engage good men, and to do so
irrespective of politics. The men
who, by faithful observance of their
duties, show that they are deserving
of promotion, will go ahead in the
service as rapidly as vacancies
occur ahead of them.
Dr. Pratt will visit Lahaina be
fore leaving for Honolulu, and he
will make a thorough inspection of
the town and plantations of that
The successor to Inspector Tre
venen will be selected fronu the
men at present in the service. No
outsiders will be brought in in the
future to take big positions in
the service. Promotion is the
watchword now-a-days, and the
board of health men feel all the
better for the change. They know
that they are sure of their jobs,
and that good work and conduct
mean promotion that may possibly
only end when the highest position
iu the service is obtained.
ERNORSHIP AND S
Japanese Delegates to California Stirred Things Up
llonolnln Bill Boards Cause Argument Cupid's
Pranks Are Startling Newman's Troubles
HONOLULU, May 10. If there
is a place on the globe love cannot
wriggle into, show it on tho map.
It is written that men in the "pen"
have loved and have been loved by
women outside, which is strange,
because it is like the grave; thoso
who are in cannot got out and those
who are out do not want to got in.
There is a case in point. Out at
the Kali lii Receiving Station is a
young girl with claims on good
looks and a man whoso appearance
is not recorded. So much for the
facial characteristics of the parties.
Another in the dramatis persona is
the old war god Cupid, who shoots
at opportune times and off times
where ho is least and last expected.
The receiving station was, or is, one
of them. The girl in tho case was
pronounced cured of any disease
some time ago but, like many other
young girls in the territory, dho has
a bit of old Nick in her so that in
Another sad case of a .youth going
11st ray is to bo reported, and this
time it is a lad who, for some time
past, has been drinking more than
was good for him. The youth is
William Kaholokai, and ho is well
known around town as a printer.
It is alleged that William, thirst
ing for moro booze after his cash
had run out, broke into a saloon at
Waihce and stole therefrom four
gallons of wine and a gallon of
Tho charge laid against William,
at tho police court, was that of bur
glary in tho first degree. Judge
McKay commitled the lad for in
vestigation by the Grand, Jury at
the next term of court. t
At tho Circuit Court on Monday
last, tho youth who shot his friend
in tho back with a pea rifle, was in
vestigated by Judge Kingsbury,
acting as the Juvenile Court. The
lad was given a good tajking to, and
was then committed to Judgo Con-
radt, of Molokai, on probation.
Tho affair was reported last week,
and the ovidenco given before Judge
Kingsbury was homo out by the
witnesses. The wounded lad is in
the hospital at Paia tind is doing
well enough under the circum
Tho lad who did the shooting is
not considered to bo a bad boy.
Ho was worked up over somo josh
ing and did not think that tho
small 22 rifle would do much injur
to his playmato.
Jolm uoiisnlves met with a serious
accident last weekat Paia. lie fell from
a steam plow and broke his left leg.
He was taken to the Hospital whore Dr,
McCoukey set the broken limb. Oou-
snlvei is resting easily in the institution
stead of waiting for her formal dis
missal from the station she must
play sneak with a half dozen others
and spend a night at a motion pic
ture theater. When they returned
to the station they were collared by
fho guards and duly disciplined,
tins girl's sliaro being sentenced to
remain at tho station another six
months instead of allowing her free
dom. Of course u habaes corpus
would have gotten her out but she
probably did not have the price.
Anyhow tho other night Cupid got
in his work and she yielded to the
love songs of another inmate and
together they went out by tho short
est route, got a minister who had
been fixed for the occasion and
were duly married'. This was sev
eral days ago and yesterday tho
father learned of the episode and
raised cane. It is rumored that
evon tho Board of Health is peeved
over tho matter and - there may bo
(Continued on page 3)
Affairs 0. K.
Through printing a story which
camo from what was supposed to be
a reliable source, this paper last
week did tho postmaster at Kauna
kakai, Molokai, an injustice. The
real facts of tho case, as how con
veyed to us by those who dcclaro
them to be true, aro that a sum of
8100 was missing from the office of
merican Sugar Company. As tho
post ollico safe and tho sugar com
pany's safe stand, side by side, in
tho sumo oflico-which is Federal
property as regards the post office
tho story went rounds that it was
the safe of the post office that was
robbed. This is denied by pro
minent Molokai people, who should
know the full facts of tho case.
Tho money is said to have been
placed in the sugar company's safe
by an olficial of that concern and to
havo" been missing next day. So
far, there is no explanation as to
where tho money went.
Wo regret the story of last week
and take this opportunity of stating
that thero was no shortago in tho
post olliee accounts but that a sum
of monoy belonging to another con
cern did disappear from the post
Lieutenant Sylva, of tho Wailuku
police force, is now a full Hedged
captain. Ho was promoted by
Sheriff Crowoll yesterday, and takes
the place of Captain Lindsay, who
resigned this week.
Tho new captain of police ha been
on. tho force, for some timo, and ho
bears an excel lout reputation. His
many friends aro congratulating him
on his well-earned promotion.
Still another promotion in the
police dopartmentis to bo chronicled
Captain Silva, of Hana division,
has been made doputy sheriff of tho
district, lie is a brother of Repre
sentative Silva, of Hilo.
Fungus Pest of Oaliu and Kauai
Causing Alarm Ask for
Serious concern is felt by tho
pineapple growers of Maui ever
since reports of the recent discovery
of a new fungus pest- which has
made its appearance in the Oahu
and Kauai pineapple districts. This
uneasiness is intensified by tho fact
that there is a big scarcity of plants
on this island, and growers have
been looking to the other islands
with a view to importing plants to
supply the deficiency. In fact it is
stated that at least one- Japineso
grower has just recently brought
30,000 plants from Oahu which he
is planting at Peahi, beyond Haiku.
At a meeting of the recently or
ganized Maui Pineapple Growers'
Association, hold on Wednesday of
this week, a resolution was adopted
calling upon the Board of Agricul
ture and Forestry to place a tem
porary quarantine on pineapple
plants from Oahu and Kauai, until
such time as the seriousness of tho
new pest may bo determined.
According to reports sent by C.
G. White and others who have
made an investigation of the matter,
tho disease is greatly worrying the
growers and dinners of the districts
where, it has appeared. It is said
to spread with great rapidity, and
causes the fruit to become badly
discolored after being sealed in tho
cans. The same or somo other
disease is said to bo destroying large
areas of plants in the fields. A
(Continued on jKige S.)
On Monday last there was a
narrow escape from death by two
Japanese who were working in the
tunnel at Peahi that is being driven
in connection with the water
scheme. The two men were very
badly burnt and they suffered great
agony. Both the Japanese were
so badly injured that they now are
confined in the Paia Hospital. It
was the explosion of a gasoline
drum that did the damage.
It appears that the men went to
get some gasoline and, iu .some
way, the fumes from the drum
caught on fire. There was an in
stant flare and a roar, as the drum
One man was thrown over a bluff
but the fall did not injure him.
The other man, with his clothes on
fire, rushed from the place.
Assistance was soon rendered by
the other workmen and the two
injured men were given first aid.
The hospital ambulance was then
summoned and the Japanese were
taken to Paia-
The nerve of the men was great
and, although they both were suf
fering intense pain, not a whimper
escaped from either of them. The
men stood the pain wonderfully
and they were the admiration of the
whole hospital staff.
When being conveyed to the
hospital the two men stood in the
ambulance and, except for stamp
ing their feet, showed no sign of
oain. The torture must have been
awful but not a groan escaped
from the men.
Both the Japanese are now as
comfortable as jvossible and they
are both doing well.
Maui Dry Goods New Building An
Ornament to the Island Nearly
All that is necessary to convince
the casual onlooker that Wailuku
now has a Department Store which
would be a credit to any large city
on the mainland, is to walkthrough
the newly constructed concrete
building of the Maui Dry Goods &
Grocery Co., Ltd., on Main sireet.
The spacious second floor of the
building, which will be used for
dancing on the opening night, pre
sents the appearance of a large
hall. The snow-white plaster walls
on the first and second floors give
that cool appearance, and increase
the temptation to visit the new
store- The bright varnished ceil
ings, acting somewhat like mirrors
against the snow-white walls give
the whole store a finish unequaled
The woid "Progressive" can
truly be attributed to the officers of
this enterprising firm when one
stops to consider only a few of the
many features of this new store. A
complete cash carrier system is al
ready installed, the plant being of
of the latest type and puf in by
The Lamson Company, of San
Francisco. There are five stations
iu the old and new building wjth
the main office station centrally
The new electric sign imported
from San Francisco, is now on the
premises, ready for installation.
Without exception, this is the. best
electric sign ever brought to the
Hawaiian Islands, and will surely
be an innovation to the residents of
Maui. The sign is provided with
red, white and blue lamps of the
latest patent. A motor has been
installed which will operate a seven-finger
flasher. The sign will be
operated for the first time on the
occasion of the company's "Open
ing Night" which will occur June
Recently the company received
its first allotment of new show
cases, mirrors, garment compart
ments, etc., from Portland, Oregon.
The NEWS is informed that the
larger portion of the fixtures nre
still to are to arrive from St. Louis.
The whole store will be indexed, as
Continued on page 2.
Over on Molokai' there is
much excitement now-a-days, and
the latest affair is that in which
Mr. Bow-en, the well known ranch
er, is involved. According to the
County Attorney's department, a
charge of illegally branding some
cattle is being brought against
It appears that, for, some time
past, there has been ill-feeling be
tween a Mrs. Nakuina and Bowen.
The trouble arose months ago, and
the breach has rapidly widened.
The climax came when the lady
sworeout a complaint against Bowen
and had him hailed to court. It is
claimed by Mrs. Nakuina that some
calves belonging to her have been
branded by the defendant.
Judge Davis, of Honolulu, will
appear for Mr. Bowen at the Molo
kai police court, and Enos Vincent,
Deputy County Attorney, will pro
secute in the case.