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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1914.
At the meeting of the Maui Rac
ing Association that was held last
Saturday evening, the program as
suggested by the executive commit
tee was practically accepted un
changed. Only $100 more was ad
ded to the prize money, and that
addition did not bring any opposi
tion. The liberal sum of $2,350 is pro
vided, and the general feeling is
that that amount is ample. --The
money is divided up in a way that
pleases the public and the horse
owners. The fortunate winners
will receive all that is coining to
them, as usual, and the meeting
should be a successful one. There
was a f"air attendance at the meet
ing on Saturday evening, and keen
interest was taken in the various
discussions. It seemed to be the
idea of everybody to have a good
day's racing and to, at the same
time, make it possible for a profit
to be shown after all is over.
The Maui races are always the
best ever and the crowd of people
that gathers at the Kahului track
is ahvay a jolly one. The picnic
spirit seems to exist on the Fourth,
and the many parties that are made
up for the day, are always out for
a good time, which they undoubt
edly have every year.
The full program for the day fol
lows: 1. Vi mile, Japanese $ 75
2. XA mile, free-for-all 200
3. Trotting and pacing, 2:15
class, 3 in 5 300
4. H mile, Hawaiian bred.... 200
5. Vz mile, free-for-all, 14.3
ponies or under 100
6. Vi mile, free-for-all, two-
7. mile, Hawaiian bred. . . 200
8. Trotting and pacing, free-
for-all, 3 in 5 500
9. 1 mile, free-for-all 250
On Wednesday evening last,
County Attorney Case, Supervisor
Henning, Dr. Raymond and sev
eral others who went down to see
Governor Pinkham about the pro
position of the county raising money
by bonding itself, returned from
Honolulu. They were successful
in their mission, and it is understood
that, although Territorial Secretary
Thayer is to visit Maui and look
into affairs, there is no doubt that
Vhe bond measure will be approved
of by the governor if the voters
decide to ask for the loan.
The amount that will be asked
for is $119,000 and it is to be spent,
when obtained, on various im
provements. The reservoir for
Olinda is the principal item, but
there are many other things that
the voters of the county will have
to decide upon, item by item, when
the plebiscite is called.
Sixty days must elapse from the
day of the proclamation regarding
the plebiscite being called. The
voters will, long before the voting
day, have ample time to discuss the
pros and cons of the matter of
bonding the County of Maui.
According to the statement made
by Supervisor Kenning at the meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce,
the county will only have an income
of about $200,000 this year, as
against $ 100,000 last year.
With a reduction of fifty per cent
in income, the county is facing
hard times said the supervisor.
"Then how do you figure to pay
interest on the bonds, that may bo
issued, if so voted for by the citi
zens of Maui?'' asked. D. C. Lind
Supervisor Henning answered
that within two or three years the
various improvements would have
to bo made, and that there would
be a revenue from tho improve
ments works that would pay tho in
terest on the loan. "The expend
iture of the county must bo cut
down to meet the income," finish
County Attorney Case wanted to
know what the bond issue had to
do with tho matter that the meet
ing was called for. If we arc to
do politics about tho bond issue,
then let us get busy, right away,"
said Mr. Case The matter was then
dropped and communications were
read. Tho llilo Board of Trade
and the Kauai Chamber of Com
merce asked for tho assistance of thej
Maui Chamber in fighting for break
water appropriations. Jack Desha,
Uie secretary to tho Delegate, wrote
saying that nothing would be done
at the present session in regard to
the matter of a new breakwater at
Kahului. He suggested that more
data bo sent in time for next ses
sion. The Chamber did not take up
anything else, except sonic accounts
for the Maui float shown in the
Floral Parade. It was voted that
the sum of 100 bo paid Dr. Aiken
at once and that further considera
tion of tho matter will be taken up
at the next meeting.
Maui got a good drenching last
week and the heavy rains that fell
did an immense lot of good. The
rain fell in torrents and all the
streams soon ran full to overflow
ing. All the low lying parts of
Kahului were under water and the
scene was like a flooded river
At Wailuku on the night of Sun
day, April 5, five inches of rain
fell and at times the water came
down like a broken waterspout.
Many roofs leaked and considerable
damage was done in some of the
At Waihee it is reported that
eight inches of rain fell on Sunday
night and there was plenty more
on Monday, both (at Wailuku, Ka-
liului and other places.
At times a strong breeze pre
vailed and some roof iron was torn
from old houses. At Kahului the
residents had a wet time and some
people remarked that boats would
be more useful than automobiles.
The streams that empty into Ka
hului harbor bore down so much
fresh water that the ocean was dis
colored for a long distance out
from land. The rain was welcome
to the sugar planters and the fall
rendered irrigation unnecessary for
NEWS OF WEEK AS TOLD
BY SPECIAL WIRELESS
HONOLULU, April 10. Attorney General Thayer will take the
testimony of Judge Lymer in regard to the boarding school water case
Tho Governor awaits the arrival of the mail'today and will not
mako any announcements till he rsads the letters. It is expected
that some appointments will be made tomorrow.
As there are four political parties in Hawaii it may be hard to
find judges of elections.
It is not known whether the party that went to search for the lost
soldier, line given it vp or is still looking for the man.
HONOLULU, April 9. Stainbeck, of Holmes, Stanley and Olson,
is rumored to bo in the running for the position of attorney general.
Governor Pinkhnm says ho has offered the office to a certain man and
that he expects an answer tomorrow.
The Merchants Association is trying to get the cruisers to visit
Honolulu and to also make this port a nnval base.
It is rumored that work on the llilo Breakwater is to bo resumed.
The territorial treasurer will pay teachers salaries.
The Wilheltnina is reported to have struck a rock on her way to
San Francisco. Water was rushing into tho hold of the ship when
she reached port. This story lacks confirmation from tho local office.
There are not enough men to fill the police department force, un
der the civil service rules.
George Thielen has taken his case against McCarn to the Supremo
The newspaper war between Humphreys and Wilder still contin
ues. Humphreys is leading in tho way of language.
HONOLULU. April 8. The soldier who escaped from jail, was
caught at Aala Park, after a desperate fight.
No trace of the soldier who was lost in the mountains line been
found. Parties with ropes are out trying to find the man and assist
him in climbing from the hole ho is supposed to have fallen into.
The new trnflic ordinance has passed. The road to Tantalus is
now open to automobiles.
Captain Edwards is in commnnd of Ihfi steamer Lurlino.
It is rumored that George H. Wiley, of Kansas City, will succeed
Stacknblo as Collector of Customs. It is also eaid that Cottrill is to
leave office as soon. as ho clears up all his work.
Judge Humphreys denies that he wants a position on the Circuit
A wireless from the steamer Manoa reports that jewels and money
to the value of $11,000 was stolen from a passenger. San Francisco
detectives could not discover anything upon arrival at the Coast port.
WASHINGTON, April 9. The bill to appropriate if300,000 for a
government exhibit at the Panama Fair has been favorably reported
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 Sam Parker has sailed for Hawaii
and is in bad health.
CHICAGO, April 9. Senator Thomas bitterly attacked President
Wilson and said the only truly progressive party in the United States
is the Republican one.
WASHINGTON, April 8 The Canal Toll Bill is up to the Sen
ate. Botii sides are ready for the fight.
KANSAS CITY, April 8. The frost has killed off the. peach crop.
SAN FRANCISCO, April S. In response to an urgent message
from Mrs. S. S V. King, of Honolulu, Judge Waste, of Oakland,
signed a decree of divorce. It is rumored that Mrs. King is to marry
Sam Parker, Jr., of Honolulu.
CHICAGO, April 8. Throuch the women vote, sixteen counties
went dry and 200 towns are without saloons.
PATTERSON, N. J., April S. The republicans show a big gain
in the elections here.
NEW YORK, April 7. The Becker gunmen have been refused a
now trial and must die.
WASHINGTON, April 7. President Wilson will spond Easter at
CHICAGO, April 7. One thousand saloons were voted out of ex
istence by women today.
BIRMINGHAM, April 7. Hobson was defeated by Underwood.
Kitchin will succeed Underwood as leader of House democrats.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. Baseball San Francisco 5, Port
land 4. Venice 5, Los Angeles 2. Oakland 4, Sacramento 2.
FORT WORTH, April G. The releaso of the 3.G00 prisoners on a
writ of habeas .corpus, has been denied.
WASHINGTON, April G. Representative Palmer lias introduced
a joint resolution proposing woman suffrage as a constitutional amend
ment. MEXICO CITY, April 9. II. F. Cummings, British vice consul,
was forced by Villa to carry a messago to Velasco, and when return
ing to the Hues was fired upon.
YOKOHAMA, April 8. Tho Honolulu excursionists received a
warm welcome hore.
JUAREZ, April 7. Cnrrnnza approves of the deportation of
Spaniards from Moxico.
TOKIO, April 7. Tkero is great political unrest owing to tho
failuro of Kumurn to form a Cabinet.
Judge Kingsbury spoke out plain
ly about Japanese "Picture Brides
on Thursday last, when granting a
a divorce to a woman subject of the
Mikado. The woman had been mar
ried at the Immigration Station, in
Honolulu, upon her arrival in Ha
waii. She had never seen her pros
pective husband, and knew nothing
about him till she found herself
fettered to a drunken brute, who
brought her to Maui, and then,
after a few months, deserted her.
"I am sure," said Judge Kings
bury, that if the higher-ups
were really awaro of certain prac
tices regarding picture brides, thcro
would soon be a stop put to
tho practice of importing some
Japanese women simply for the
purpose of building up a citizenship
through the natural birth rate."
Said another prominent Wailuku
resident. "Since the time that Japan
blocked the departure of male sub
jects of her country to Hawaii, a
steady influx of Japanes women
has been noticed. These women
could not come in as single and,
consequently, the picture bride bus
iness began to flourish. Thousands
of young women have reached these
islands during the past few years
and, while some of them havo been
lucky in their choice of haphazard
husbands, many, in fact the mnjor
iry, have simply waited .a short
time before securing a divorce on
any possible grounds.
In my opinion it would he just
as well for the fifty-cent minister
who performs the marriage service at
the entrance, to bo provided with a
divorce court judge at the other
door where tho separations could be
granted without delay.
"Tho whole thing is a farce, and
something should be done to put a
stop to the practice of marrying
people for what is nearly always in
tended to be a short time. Tho
Japanese women arc, in my opin
ion, a superior class of female, and
it is only through their decency
that they are not forced, into pros
titution. Alone in this country,
with no work and unablo to speak
the English language, tho women
stand but little show, and a large
number of them fall victims to the
pimps who originally instigated
their leaving Japan for Hawaii."
The woman in tho divorco suit
before Judge Kingsbury was grant
ed her release and will, it is said,
marry a decent member of the
Japanese community tomorrow.
Rifle shooting on the miniature
rango in the Wailuku Armory will
soon be in full swing. The range
is being fixod up and the targets
and other necessary apparatus will
soon bo ready for use.
The riflemen use the small 22 at
present and, as soon as they become
proficient with tho small gun, they
will bo allowed to start in on the
outdoor rango whero tho regulation
sized riflo i3 always used.
Tho new outdoor rango is still
being discussod, and as soon as the
word is given from hoadquarters tho
matter will taken up and brought'
to a successful conclusion.
One of the arrivals on the Clau
dine last week was Ercderick An
derson, lecturer of the board of
health and the Anti-Tuberculosis
League. He brought the anti
tuberculosis exhibit to Maui on its
second tour to this island. Since its
last visit under the direction of Pro
fessor Bairos.it has been interesting
ly augmented by a number of new
moving pictures prepared under the
direction of the national society for
the prevention and suppression of
The exhibit has been touring the
islands for several years now, and
is surrounding itself with a roman
tic history. Its trail has been mark
ed across every county by renewed
hope in the breasts of those who
are the unfortunate victims of the
disease, and by greater efforts to
prevent its spread.
The exhibit was recently ou
Kauai, where it was shown for the
first time, almost every village on
the island being visited. Thousands
of people of all nationalities crowd
ed to the exhibit and quite a num
ber followed through three or four
settlements, attending every lec
ture. Its visit to the Garden Island
did inestimable benefit. Several
sufferers from tuberculosis who had
resisted all efforts to induce them
to enter a sanitarium for treatment
witnessed the exhibit, and the next
day voluntarily presented them
selves to the physicians, thus re
moving that much possibility of in
fection for other people.
The exhibit is clean and well
arranged and, in spite of what may
be thought from its subject, there
is nothing revolting or repulsive in
the pictures, which are instead, in
There seems to be a rumpus of
sonic sort in connection with the
Maui baseball series and, from pre
sent indications, there will only be
three teams in the competition.
This is a pity, for four teams are
necessary to make up a decent
schedule. The Kahului outfit is
reported to be out of the running
through some mistaken zeal on the
part of somebody, and, consequent
ly, the baseball season will be cur
tailed. The action of the Kahului outfit
is not calculated to impressthc,
general public with the-spbrtsmau-ship
of the powers that be at the
seaside village. It is thought by
many that the Kahuluis should
make up a team of some sort and
not act the sorehead all the time.
The first game of the 1914 sea
son is scheduled to be played on
Sunday, May 3. The schedule will
be announced later ou. The teams
that have entered are: Wailuku,
Pnunene and Chinese Athletics.
Ihe last named team will be fairly
strong as some of the players
who would have been on the Kalm-
lui nine, had that outfit gotten to
gether, will now play for the C. A.
The Wailuku diamond is in crood
shape and some interesting games
should be seen there this season.
There will be games against teams
from Oahu and, possibly, Hawaii,
later on it the year.