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Kills Herself Before Pictures of
Far-Away Home In Japan
Once more there is a story of
suicide to be written, and this time
the victim is a Japanese woman
named Miki Kenjiro who on Mon
day lasVfstuck a knife into her
throat and quickly bled to death.
The jugular vein was cut and,
within a minute of the time that
she plunged the knife into herself,
the unfortunate woman was dead.
The two-year old daughter oi the
woman watched, with wondering
eyes, the rash act of the mother.
The baby was found to be covered
with blood when the husband re
turned from work and discovered
the body of his wife.
The whole miserable story seems
to hinge upon the facts that the
woman had repeatedly implored
that she be sent back to Japan to
her parents. She was suffering
from stomach trouble and was
despondent. It appears that the
husband left for his usual work at
an early hour in the morning. The
woman was then going aljput her
household duties and seemed about
the same as usual.
The husband returned at noon
in order to get his lunch and, when
he reached the house, he was sur
prised to find that the doors were
all locked and that there was no
reply to his calls for his wife.
The back door was broken open
and then, in the bedroom, was a
ghastly sight discovered. The
woman was lying dead on the floor.
The baby was crawling in the blood
of it's mother. The infant was
wailing and trying to awake the
poor mother who was cold in death.
A butcher's knife was lying along
side of the woman and, pinned to
a table-cloth, was a note, written
in the Japanese language. "Please
excuse me," was the farewell mes
sage to the husband.
Before killing herself the woman
had taken all the photographs and
pictures she had of. her far away
home in Japan and had placed them
on a little box. Then, with these
mementoes of her happy childhood
before her, she had committed the
It was a pathetic sight, and one
that brought tears, to the eyes of
those who entered the house. The
husband was broken hearted and
his grief was sad to see. An in
quest was held on Wednesday and
a verdict of suicide was returned.
Contractor Foss is getting along
well with the new road through
the Haiku homesteads, and he ex
pects to finish the job in less than
two months from the present time.
Bad weather might hinder the
rapid competition of the work but
the contractor and the homesteaders
are all hoping for the best.
The new road is an absolute
necessity and the pineapple growers
feel that without the thoroughfare
they would be so seriously handi
capped as to possibly cause them
to go out of business.
There are twenty men working
on the job and E. C. Mellor is
looking after them. The contract
is being rushed to a conclusion and
. there is every probability of the
work being finished well on time
That a chain of hotels, all owned
by a syndicate, will ho established
in these islands, is tho latest devel
opment in the tourist handling line.
The syndicate is after hotels in
llilo, Wailuku, Lihuo nnd Ilono
Iflu and, it is said, the promoters
juvo been successful in obtaining an
interest in some of the hotels
On Oahu, it is said that tho syn
dicate will build up an up-to-date
hotel at Waikiki beach and put J.
IU Hcrtsohe, lato manager of tho
tifco largo Oahu hotels, in charge.
It has been rumored that tho now
hotel was to bo built on the Punch
bowl but tho latest tip is that the
huge concern will be established at
The object of tho syndicate, which
is composed of some of the keenest
business men in tho territory, is to
got hold of tho tourists before they
land and . to handle them during
their whole stay in tho group. To
do this tho syndicate must have its
own hotels, and the members of tho
concern know that well enough.
It is said that if some of the hotels
cannot bo secured, then new places
will bo built by the syndicate.
Monday next will be Labor Day
and, all over the United States,
the workers will celebrate the great
date. In every town there will be
some kind of a parade and speech
es that will make plain the objects
of organized Labor.
Wailuku will be in line and a
parade through the town will be
held. The celebration will be kept
up all day, but the luau at noon
will be the great feature. Good
music will be provided and the
luau should be a very happy event.
Most of the business houses will
close at noon so as to allow of their
employees enjoying the celebration.
The local labor organizations will
have charge of the parade and they
are planning some novel features.
On Monday morning next, on
the Paia tenuis courts, the fourth
semi-annual tournament handicap
men's singles for "Paia Cup"
will commence. One of the new
courts is now ready for play and it
is giving great satisfaction.
The entries have closed for the
tournament and twelve players
have put down their names. They
are as follows: Richardson, Col
lins, (Class A); Lindsay, Rose
crans, (Class B); Rice, Collins,
(Class C); Herbert, Scott, F.
Burns, (Class DJ; Bowdish, W. O.
Aiken, Walker, (Class E). A is
scratch, B is owed 3 6, C is owed
15, D is owed 30 15 and E is
The tournament is a round
robin" affair, each player being
required to play a match of the
best two out of three sets with
every other contestant the player
winning the largest total number
of sets being declared the winner of
the tournament and the cup. The
cup is at present held by Stanley
Judge Galbraith Might be in the Running if Organic Act
Were Changed Gambling Leads Youug Men
Astray Halsey's Troubles Kauai on Map.
HONOLULU, Aug. 20. The
Pinkham situation remains unchang
ed; one day wo hear the nomina
tion is to bo withdrawn and the
next that tho presidont stands by
Pinkham. At times there is not
even twenty-four hours between tho
first and tho last, so every man fools
thrfthoison a weathercock. Strange,
newspaper correspondents differ in
the tenor of the news thoy send out.
You will remember reading that
sometime ago Galbraith, ho who
was once on the supreme bench
hero was mentioned as a possibility
and whoso only renown came from
from tho number and quality of
his dissents. Some of them were
handed me to read tho other day
and, while 1 am tho veriest sort of
a layman in law, it was evident
that his opinion was guided, often,
by the parties at issue or because ho
did not like Frcar and Perry. Venom
was aparent in many instances; in
some cases he would lead you over
a path of words until you lost your
seif, meanwhile wondering where
you wore at. Should tho business
of Galbraith bo in tho nature of
having tho organic act changed and
he slip in, I am afraid it would bo
a worse slam than if Pinkham were
appointed for it would seem as
though he came down more fv get
even with his enemies, or Hhose
people for whom ho does not like
Thero is a chanco that Wailuku
will once more have two moving
picture show houses, and it is cur
rently reported that the Wailuku
Orphoum will again open its doors.
The Orphcum has been "dark"
for some time now. 13. II. Hart,
who use to bo in charge, threw up
the sponge, under stress, and drop
ped from tho game. It is now an
nounced that a Kahului man is
going to tackle tho movies with the
assistance of an expert from Hono
lulu. In the meantime tho Maui Thea
tre is going ahead with some fino
improvements in order to bo able
to handle tho competition when it
docs start operations.
Some unfortunate mistakes seem
to have cropt into the report turned
into tho school commissioners re
garding the Lahainaluna School.
The assertion was made, according
to Principal MacDonald's story,
that tho Lahainaluna School had
accommodations for 150 pupils,
and that tho accommodations woro
only taxed to about half thoir capa
city during last yoar.
. Mr. MacDonald informs tho
Maui Nuwa that, during last year,
thero was only accommodation for
90 pupils, and that during tho
whole school year, tho avorago at
tendance was 00.
Next year thoro will bo room for
rather than to servo his country at
80,000 per annum.
Judge Galbraith would excel in
one particular; I mean ho would bo
more acceptable than Pinkham, and
that is in having a wife who is real
Southern "Quality folks" and who
knows how to entertain. But the
organic act is not yet changed and
Honolulu can afford to lay Judge
Galbraith aside until it is. Those
who have studied President Wilson
at long range, aro of the opinion
that once ho bus sent a name to the
senate it will stay there until ho is
shown a very good reason for taking
his pen in hand and writing down
tho mistake. Ho is, in a way,
paakiki. He has a mind of his own,
not two of thcin and ho exorcises it
until it is now fully developed.
With one or two exceptions Hono
lulu is agin' Pinkham. Even per
sons who do not know of his deter
mination to enforce his own opini
ons, but who have heard of some
of the things he did while here, are
against him. Robert Catton is
quoted assaying, five years ago,
that Pinkham should bo kept in tho
Board of Health just because The
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ton was against Walter G. Smith,
CniMO AND GAMULING.
Thero has been an epidemic of
crime hero in Honolulu that is
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M0 pupils as the now dormitory is
now finished. This addition to the
school was only handed over this
month and could not bo used before.
Tho Lahainaluna School will, in
future, be able to take care of moro
pupils than ever before, and the in
dications arc that tho institution
will bo taxed to it's now limits.
Sheriff Crowell left for Molokai
on Wednesday last. Ho went over
to look into some police cases that
have cropped up. One of the affairs
is that in which a couple of boys
are said to have broken open the
gates of tho pound and liberated a
number of horses and other strays
that had been gathered in by the
Tho boys, it appears, visited the
pound and, finding a number of
animals in the paddock, thought it
would bo good fun to let tho lot out.
Whether they did this in a fit of
kindness or simply for tho sake of
causing trouble, will be settled later
on in tho court.
Tho sheriff also looked into an
alleged threatening case in which a
Hawaiian is said to havo paid a
neighbor a visit one evening and to
havo carried an axe along with him.
Tho story goes that tho visitor
swung the axo around a few times,
and then mado a bluff at cutting off
tho head of his lady friend. Tho
man changed tho direction of tho
blow, however, and cut up the floor
of tho verandah instead. A charge
of malicious injury may bo laid
against tho man and thon Doputy
County Attorney Vincont will have
to proceed to Molokai in ordor to
prosecute in tho case.
Divorce Case Causes Amusement
Husband Gets His Freedom
It took Judge Kingsbury just1
about an hour to frco George Luff,
of Wailuku, from tho bonds of
matrimony yesterday morning at
tho Circuit Court, Luff told his
story and then it was quite evident
why Luff lift Lizzie. Luff's tale of
woe was astonishing, and the way
in which his wife is alleged to have
"kicked him out of the house," and
to have made him "skin out" by
threatening him with a butcher's
knife, convulsed everybody in court.
When asked if ho meant that tho
woman was strong enough to throw
him out of the house, Luff replied,
"She is strong enough to handle
Tho little episode with tho but
cher's knife was startling. It appears
that tho husband arrived homo and
found his wife beating up an aged
gentleman visitor. This was ob
jected to by Luff, and then ho "got
his." Tho wife batted him over the
head with a chair and then proceeded
to sharpen up a butcher's knifo on
a' stone. When tho weapon was
thought to bo satisfactory, Mrs. Luff
started after her swain, with the
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Mis3 Lida Crickard will, after all,
remain on Maui and in her old
position as principal of the Wailuku
School. This is gratifying to her
It was at first reported that Miss
Crickard was transferred to tho Ka-
lihiwaena School, Oahu, and it was
thought she would report there for
duty. However, tho board of com
missioners decided, after looking in
to the matter and hearing all that
was to bo said regarding the
charges" mado by lato supervising
principal Copeland, that Miss Crick
ard should continue to hold her
Thoro havo been many changes
imong the Maui teachers and. while
some of them havo been merely
shifted from one school to another,
others havo been sent to other isl
ands of the group.
It has been recommended by the
committee of advice in Honolulu
that the Vestry of the Church of
the Good Shepherd, Wailuku, re
quest the Rev. David Wallace of
Kcalakekua, Kona, to take charge
of the Wailuku church, tempo
rarily, till such time as a pastor
can be secured from the mainland
The minister will also have charge
of the Puunene services.
It has been found very incou
venient for the Rev. Mr. Bodell, of
Lahaina to attend to both parishes,
and the Bishop advises the move
'Mr. Wallace is no stranger to
Wailuku as he had charge of the
parish last year when the Rev. Mr
Short paid a visit to the mainland
to see his aged father. lie will
come to Maui next week.
Wailuku Boys Prove Themselves
to Be Too Strong For Plantation
Stars beat Puunene, score, 9 to 6.
STANDING OF THE TEAMS,
P. W. L.
Stars 7 5 . 2
Kahului 0 4
Puunene 7 4
On Sunday last the special series
of tho Maui Baseball League started
up, and tho first game played was
that between the Stars and tho Puu
ncno outfit. The result was a win
for tho Wailuku boys by a score of
0 to 0.
There was a large crowd present
when the umpire called "Play
ball," and all the fans settled down
to see what they expected would bo
a really fast and clever game. The
gamo was fast enough, and there
wore many exciting moments, but
it could not bo termed a first-class
exhibition of baseball.
The Stars were first to bat and
they did nothing in tho initial
spasm. It was one, two, three, for
them. The Puunenes, however,
started things going first rattle out
of the box, and they piled up two
runs in their first inning. The
Stars evened up things in their
second and tho crowd began to
howl its delight. Thoro was noth
ing doing in tho third and tho gamo
looked as if it were going to be a
beauty. Then, after the Stars had
failed to scoro in the first half of
tho fourth, tho Puunenes camo
along with three runs and things
looked good to their rooters.
The fifth innings was productive
of no runs for either team but, in
the sixth, both nines scored tho
Stars two, and the Puunenes one.
That loft the score standing at G to
1, in favor of tho Puunenes.
In tho "lucky" seventh there
was nothing doing but, in tho
eighth inning the Stars made one
run and were then within one notch
of tying the scoro. They did moro
than was needed in tho ninth, for
they mado no less than four runB
and cinched tho gamo. The Puu
nenes had shot their bolt and they
could not add to their score in tho
last half of the ninth.
Tomorrow tho Puunenes play the
Kahuluis and should the plantation
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If everything runs along O. K.,
the Kaupakalua winery will finish
up the season on or about Septem
ber 10. The total yield of wine is
expected to amount to about 65,000
gallons. The grapes pressed dur
ing this season have been extra
large and of a fine flavor.
The winery has been run at its
full capacity and there have been
but few delays. The grapes came
along steadily and everything ran
The expert wine maker, who was
brought from Portugal, has every
thing running in fine shape, and
the wine that has been made this
season is said to be far ahead of
that af any other year.