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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1914.
On Saturday lnt, news ly wire
gm from Honolulu waH received or
U dentil of Mr. S. It. Dowdle, llio
wHI known Maui architect.
IN the past eight or Inn months
Mr. Dowdle has been umlor the
tmtnwnt of Dr. Sinclair and for
Uw iMti ten days or more, his con
dition 1mm been critical, little hope
being entertained for his rccovory.
ShihuuI H. Dowdlo was born in
California Rbotit forty years ago.
After graduation from tbe Oakland
High School, lie entered a promin
ent architect's ollice to study the
profusion. His hctdth becoming
endangered, he came to Maui about
nineteen years ago, and lms"bccn a
local rosidont since that time.
Ho entirely recovered his health
in Kula and began teaching school
thoro. He also taught in Makawao
and finally became principal of the
,Kaupakalua School where he made
a marked success as a teacher.
Ill-health compelling him to
abandon teaching, he resumed his
old calling as an architect, and de
signed Fonio of the most ornate
structures on the island such as the
Episcopal church and railroad sta
tion, at Wailuku, the Masonic Tem
ple and railroad station at Kabul ui,
tho largo sloro building, plantation
ollice and railroad station at Paia,
and tlo Olinda residence of tho II.
A. Baldwins often considered the
most artistic home on tho island.
In September l'Jll, he was mar
ried in Honolulu to Miss Sue Ham
ilton of Medford, Massachusetts,
and built a pretty dwelling in
Makawao for their homo. In less
than u year after marriage, Mrs.
Dowdlo was suddenly killed by be.
ing thrown from a brake.
Mr. Dowdle was a mombor of the
Kahului lodge of freemasons. He
leaves a mother, a sister and two
brotbors in California, as well as
his sistor, MrSrf C. C. Compbcll, of
"Sam" Dowdledislikcd "shams,"
was straightforward and honest,
and leaves a clean and honorable
record as a man. ' He had refine
ment and was artistic in his tastes.
Tho Maui community sustains a
great loss by his death.
The funeral took tilace in Hono
lulu on Sunday last, and services
were held at the Masonic Temple
pt There is a scarcity of water at
' the source of supply of the Kula
pipe Hue. It's either a "famine
or a feast" in regard to rainfall.
In January the rain-record at the
water-head was 39 inches, but dur
ing February there has been a
The pipe of the system is laid
above ground and being exposed
to the weather, is constantly break
ing at the joints not merely ojien-
ing but breaking right through the
metal connection. As these breaks
are quite frequent, the lose of
water is a serious one during dry
wnen tne line was tirst con
structed it was thought that the
wind would soon bury the pipe
with soil, but just the reverse effect
has taken place.
Nuw Ohi.kans, Feb. 10. The
first chapter in the passing of the
sugar industry in Louisiana will be
written this week when tho opera
ting head of no less than 12 large
plantations will rcceivo instructions
not to proceed further with the
planting of next season's crop.
Before January 15 a largo per
cent, of tho planters will give up
the idea of going into tho industry
for another season. They contend
it will bo impossible for them to
compete with the price for which
Cuban sugar can bo procured under
tho free Tariff, which will become
cflcctivc in May of 1916.
Among the very first sugar plan
tations to closo down will bo the
Brousscau, the property of Chief
Justice White, of tho United States
Court located in Lafourche parish,
lying between Napolconvillo and
Thibodaux-. It is understood that
the orders have boon received by
Thomas Bcary, general manager of
tho Brousscau property, to discon
tinue any further effort in planting
next season's crop.
The Brousscau plantation is loca
ted in one of the best cane-producing
sections in tho sugar belt. The
1910 crop netted 20,000 tons, or
2,500,000 pounds of sugar, and
110,000 gallons of molasses.
It was reported last Saturday that
tho Now Homo plantation in Ascen
sion parish, Iloumas central factory
in Ascension parish and the Armant
plantation in St. James Parish have
been ordered shut down after many
years of successful operation.
No less than a dozen other plan
tations will follow.
There arc upward of 1,575 actual
owners operating in tho sugar belt
of Lousiana. They have under cul
tivation between 350,000 and 375, -000
acres of land, which includes
tho small -10 or 50-acrc tracts rent
ed and worked by individuals. It is
conservatively estimated that there
arc upward of 200,000 persons en
gaged in the fields and sugar mills
in the Lousiana belt.
It is a mighty high price tho peo
ple arc paying for voting tho Wilson
ticket. Many of the people in this
State will bo ruined.
Thorn was a meeting of tho Ka
hului Tennis Club last Tuesday,
and at it the ollicers for tho coming
year wore oleclcd. Tho result was:
President, W. W. Walsh; secretary
and treasurer, E. R. Bevins;
grounds committee, W. W. Walsh,
J. Doig, II. Perry, W. Kngloand
K. It. Bevins. A tournament com
mittee was also oloctod, and Messrs.
Rattray, Gordon and MoKunzio
were placed in clwrtfe.
Tho Kahului Club will hold a
doubles tournament in tho near
future, and me interesting match
es are sure to be pulled off. Tho
last tournament was u grout success
and tho next one should be ovon
The annual dues of the olub have
bean set at $ pur year fur residents
of Kahului, and 2.60 for non
residents. The olub id growing
stranger weh year hihI many new
mambors are joining.
Hawaiian Wonder Lost in Fifty Yards Dash But
Easily Defeated His Man in the Hundred
Wonderful Times Put Up.
While six thousand persons
swarmed along both sides of Ala
kea slip in Honolulu harbor yester
day morning, says The Advertiser
of February 22, the best swimmers
in the world, many of them from
the Pacific Coast, the others
from Oahu, broke one world's
swimming record, equaled another
world's record and smashed beyond
recognition four Hawaiian records.
Not a bad showing for a few hours'
work. Included in it was one of
the big surprises of the day, the
defeat by a narrow margin of
Kahanamoku, Hawaii's champion,
by a mainland boy heretofore but
little heard of in swimming events.
It was the big surprise and not for
several moments after the exciting
finish did the immense throng who
had watched the swimmers battle
inch by inch for supremacy through
the fifty-yard water course, realize
that for once their idol had met a
competitor who could really test
his skill. It was a great race, one
which Kahanamoku can well ac
knowledge was fairly lost and one
which the winner is entitled to full
credit for his laurels.
That Hawaii can lose with as
good grace as it can win was at
tested by the the cheering which
followed the announcement that
that Kahanamoku had lost the
fifty-yard event by a narrow mar
gin. As the meet of these swimmers
was held under the auspices of the
Hawaiian Branch of the A. A. U.
these records will be officially pro
claimed to the world within a fort
night. SENSATIONS NUMIUtOUS.
Sensations were many during the
meet, but the real sensation, that
which brought forth resounding
cheers from nearly every throat of
the thousands of spectators, was
the accomplishment of Robert
Small, formerly of Pittsburgh, but
now a San Franciscan, who defeat
ed the redoubtable Duke Kahana
moku in the fifty-yard dash.
The San Franciscan covered the
distance in a manner that left no
doubt but what he was the better
man yesterday. He won from the
world's champion by a yard in the
fast time of 0:23 3-5 seconds, which
equals the world's record held by
A. Wickman of Australia.
1 he mark also breaks Duke Ka
hanamoku 's record for the distance
a straightaway in open water of
0:24 and which was the American
and Hawaiian record.
Man to man there was little be
tween the two. Each was lithe of
body, strong of limb and trained
to the hour. The shade if any
thing was with the Hawaiian, for
it was in his home town and the
waters of Honolulu harbor had of
ten been used by the champion for
the exhibition of his skill as a
water man and it has been here
that he broke many of the records
swimmers before him had made.
KTAIST IS PCIM'nCT ONIi.
six men taceu tne starter at a
few minutes to ten o'clock and as
each contestant was introdcued to
the crowd he was heartily cheered
Little delay was experienced in
getting the men away and as they
took the water, the spectators
awoke to the fact that before them
were six crackerjack fifty-yard
men and that the winner would
have to bend every muscle and use
every ounce of his strength to
annex the honor.
Duke took the lead for a fraction
of a second followed by George
Cunha and Robert Small. Quick
as a flash, though, the San Fran
ciscan pulled awav from his closest
opponent and within fifteen seconds
was out in front, a position he held
until the tape was reached, finish
ing fully a yard in front of Kaha
namoku and at least three yards in
front of Cunha.
As the victor and the vanquish
ed drew back from the finishing
line the pair trod water and Kaha
namoku was naturally the first to
congratulate Small. As he climb
ed up the ladder to the pontoon
the crowd gave the new champion
a royal Honolulu welcome. Not
because he was a champion, for
the crowd did not know that yet,
but more because he has taken the
measure of a world champion and
because he was a clean cut Ameri
When the announcer megaphon
ed the time, 0:23 3-5, one on the top
of Punchbowl could have heard
the cheering. At that the crowd
did not forget Kahanamoku, and
he, too, came in for cheers as he,
walked to his dressing room.
DUKE WINS PIUST EVENT.
It was a case of hurry with the
breakfast dishes, for with the
meet scheduled to begin at nine
o'clock one had to arise with the
sun and hurry to the naval wharf
if they wanted to be in on the fun.
No one seemed to have a com
plaint, though, and by half-past
eight o'clock the seats were well
filled on each side of the waterway
with well groomed men, handsome
ly gowned women and smiling,
happy children. It was a typical
Honolulu crowd, good natured and
generous, and the vanquished were
as liberally applauded as were the
Opening the program was a 440
yard dash, with Duke P. Kahana
moku, Lincoln Johnson, II. Kruger
and George Keaweainahi entered.
This event proved easy for the
Hawaiian champion, for Kahana-mok-u
swam under the wire far in
advance of Johnson and Kruger in
the slow time of 5:46 2-5.
Following this event came one
for boys at fifty yards, the event
ending in a dead heat between F.
Kruger of the Ilealanis and Clar
ence Lane of Palama.
nUKP. ItUliAKS OWN lUiCOIfl).
Third on the program was the
100'yard dash, and here Kahana
moku came into his own, for he
smashed his own record of 0:55 1-5
in a straightaway and came within
one-fifth of a second of the world's
tank record, established by himself
With the crack of the gun Duke
went out in front, followed by
Small and George Cunha. Up to
the fifty-yard wire Kahanamoku
looked to be swimming under
wraps, but here he began picking
up and from this mark until the
end simply outdistanced his com
Small, who finished second,
couiu never nau been considered a
worthy rival of Duke, from the
fact that he finished fully three
HONOLULU, Feb. 25. Hawaii
has at tho present time more visit
ors than tho Islands have over been
favored with before. Many arc
hero to spend tho entire winter,
others contemplate remaining until
after tho Carnival, a fw who have
been hero before have taken cot
tages and propose remaining inde
finitely, while a number come
down by one steamer to return by
tho next, enjoying a three or four
We arc at last able to see the re
sult of promotion work for the Ter
ritory which has been steadily going
on for a number of years. At first
tho efforts of the Promotion Com
mittee wore directed towards bring
ing peoplo hero for tho winter
season alone, but just as vigorous
campaigns are now being conducted
for summer and all tho year round
travel with the result that there aro
more tourists in Hawaii every day
in the year now including Mid
Summcr than would have been con
sidered a fair crowd during the win
ter season two or three years since.
One thing that is helping travel
materially is tho betterment of
steamship service, the last addition
to our coastwise fleet being the
splendid ship "Matsonia" of the
Matson Navigation Company with
the "Manoa" of the same lino to
come on tne run next month.
Then tho Oceanic S. S. Co., has
increased its excellent service by
opening up the Australian run apd
adding tho "Sonoma" and "Ven
tura," which boats have been
thoroughly overhauled and are now
fine passenger steamers; then the
Canadian-Pacific has added tho
"Niagara" to its fine fleet, and
while the Pacific Mail S. S. Co. has
not added any now ships to its line
a strong effort is being made to im
prove its service in every way so as
to appeal to the tourist. Tho stop
over travel on this lino and via the
Toyo Iishcm Kaisha's steamers in
creased during 1913, fully 50
over any previous year and promis
es well for this year.
To what extent does travel bene
fit tho Territory?
A low estimate is $10.00 per day
spent in Hawaii by every tourist.
As proof of this statement, by the
last mail from London, we received
an order from Thos. Cook it Son,
to provide for the entertainment of
two ladies due to arrive from the
Orient in May or June, and were
authorized to spend $10.00 per day
for their entertainment for a period
of ten days for each, and this in
addition to their own expenditures.
Our work in Japan has been
largely benefitted by tho opening of
tho Japanese Tourist Bureau, a gov
ernment institution which handles
our folders, and is of great servico
to our regular agents at Yokohama,
Mosul's. Patten, Mackenzie it Com
pany, who have done and aro doing
splendid work in turning travel this
seconds behind Duke in this event.
On the other hand, Kahanamoku
finished in 0:54 4-5, bettering his
own world's record, made in Ho
nolulu Harbor in the open salt
water last year.
Hay Wodehouse of the Ilealanis
finished first in the 100-yard novice
race, beating R. Hollinger, who
finished third, in 1:02 2-5.
Several swimmers beat the gun
and the start was a ragged on,
(Continued on page 6.)
Last Wednesday a new baseball
league was born on Maui and it
was christened the Maui Junior Base
ball League, tho preliminary moot
ing being held at the Wailuku
Gymnasium. A largo gathering of
baseball enthusiasts were present
and the initial business was put
through in a workmanlike manner.
There arc seven teams in the
league viz: Gymnasium, represent
ed by W. Burlem; C. A. C. by
Sam Alo; Cubs by Tom Cuinmings;
Asahi by M. Wakayama; Waikapus
by K. Cockctt; Kahuluis by Eddie
Aiona and Valley Isle by A. K.
Tho following are tho officers of
the League who were elected for this
year: President, W. E. Bal, Sr.;
vice-president, W. L. West; secre
tary, A. Waikoloa; treasurer, A.
nderson will be the Official Um
pire of the League.
It is proposed to approach one of
tho business houses in Honolulu
who deal in the lino of baseball,
md some Maui baseball enthusiasts,
and a welcome addition to the
trophy fund is expected. All of
tho. clubs are now in readiness for
the opening of tho Junior League
on Sunday, March 1st, and every
fan and fannette on Maui should
bo on hand to root for their favor
ites. The first game will be be
tween the C. A. C. and Cubs, and
the second game will bo Asahis vs.
On Tuesday last, before Judge
Kingsbury, the Grand and Trial
Jury lists were drawn for the
March term. The lists are as fol
GRAND W. A. Anderson,
Paul II. Benedict, H. T. Broderick,
Frank W. Burns. E. B. Carlev. P.
B. Cockett, A. W. Collins, J. J.
Correl, J. dimming, A. G. Dick
ins, W. A. Dickson, Manuel Dutro,
D. K. K. Eldredtre. W. L. Hard v.
J. W. Holland. John D. Holt. Tr..
Geo. II. Lindsay, E. R. Lindsey,
W. b. JNicoll, J. Uleveira, Jr., H.
Kcuter, C. J. bchoening, Win. L.
TRIAL T. A. Aheomr. Tolm
Andrade, Jr., R. E. Bond, C. E. S.
Burns, Jos. Cockett, G. O. Cooper,
II. W. English, C. K. Farden, J.
E. Gannon, J. Garcia. I. Gaston.
E. Haneberg, Louis Henniug, A.
B. Hose, R. E. Hughes, L. B.
Kaumeheiwa, Thomas Kekua, J.
S. McCorriston. Edirar Morton
Jr., IleimeJ. Meyer, G. K. Rich
ardson, n. l'. KolJtuson, Sr., S.
Short, J. T. Taylor, R. A. Wads-
worth, 11. Wilhelm.
The Grand Jury is returnable on
March 18th, and the Trial Jury on
Aiarcn zatn, iyi4, at 10 A. M.
On Wednesday last tho Maui
baseball team arrived back from
Honolulu. The boys were given
a creat recention as evervnnn l-nnw
that the Mauians did their best on
the Oaliuau diamond. Tho team
played good ball although they
only won one game1.
On Thursday evening a big luau
was tendered tho boys at tho homo
of Major Bal. It was a great affair
and ovory ininuto was onjoyed.
Tho Maui boys aro keen alroady
about tho team for noxt year and
that is tho right kind of spirit to
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