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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1914.
Wendesday evening the people
of Kahului were startled with the
.report that a murder and a suicide
had taken place within the town
limits of that peaceful little burg.
Later the matter simmered down
to an attempted murder closely fol
lowed by the suicide of the black
hearted brute in the case. As the
-Frenchman had it the mattec oc
curred because of the woman at the
bottom of it.
It seems that Sato, formerly a
trusted employee of Onishi, the
well known Japanese merchant of
Kahului, were on intimate terms
with Ochika, a comely Japanese
woman and withal a widow, and
had had some differences with her,
of the kind the worldly wise would
describe as a lover's quarrel and
this had preyed on the mind of
Sato to such an extent, that he
neglected the interests of his em
ployer so much so, that about two
months ago he was let out because
of hard times. At which time it
appears Ochika became weary of
his attentions, and curtly advised
him to keep away from her, an in
junction he refused to observe. To
escape the annoyance of his unde
sired attentions Ochika proposed to
remove to Honolulu, a bit of in
formation she indiscreetly imparted
to some of her confidential friends.
When Sato became aware of her
intention he came to upbraid and
to plea' with her not to forsake
him, but she gave him no comfort
and it became plain to him that
she was going to leave him.
Apparently he brooded over the
situation, no job and the woman
he loved about ;to abandon him
and with the help of a plentiful
supply of saki, he worked himself
into a fit of desperation and re
solved to go forth and end all.
Arming himself with a big cane
knife he hastened to Ochika's
quarters at the hour he knew the
woman would be alone. Ochika
was sitting down partaking of her
evening meal at 4:30 p. m. when
Sato walked into her presence, and
without a word aimed a murderous
stroke with the heavy knife at her
head. The hour was well chosen
for his devilish deed, the neighbor
hood, near the Spreckels' Park,
was deserted, and there was no one
nearby to interfere with his pur
pose. The woman screamed for
help while Sato struck at her with
' his big heavy knife again and again
but there was no one nearby stout
hearted enough to come to her help.
She threw her bare arms about her
head to ward off the stinging
blows, and the silent evidence of
intensity of her struggles for life
are the twenty cuts she received on
her person, principally about her
head, neck, shoulder and arms
"At last she managed to break
tftvay from the desperate thug, and
still screaming covered with bleed
ing wounds she escaped and found
shelter in a nearby house, and the
murderer probably thinking he had
accomplished his purpose, cooly
walked out into the public road
and hastened towards the town.
Still holding the big cane knife,
now spotted with blood, with blood
on his clothes and a look of des
peration in his eyes, some of his
countryman on noting his appear
ances told officer Kauwenaole that
Sato must have committed an evil
deed. That officer promptly ar
rested Sato and disarmed him, and
also asked what he had done. Sato
The Democratic County Com
mittee held a meeting April 18th
last and appointed a sub-committee
consisting of Messrs. 11. C. Moss
man, T. B. Lyons, M. K. Keoho
kalole, P. Cockctt and Dr. Ray
mond to start a campaign favoring
the issuing of County bonds for
public improvements as set forth
in the proclamation made by the
County board of supervisors.
The Democratic Committee also
sent an invitation to the Republi
can County Committee to join
hands with them on the issue.
This proposition was submitted to
a special meeting of the Republi
can executive committee held Mon
day last, but the Republican com
mittee declined to be invited, and
pasged a resolution quoting the
precedent established at a former
plebiscite, when iiolitical organi
zations refrained from making
capital of the issue, and took the
position that the Republican com
mittee "will leave the question en
tirely and unconditionally to the
good judgment of the voters free
from all party consideration or
party obligation as republicans or
Wednesday afternoon the demo
cratic sub-committee met and out
lined a' plan of action calling for
the sending out of campaign speak
ers who will bring the merits of
the matter at issue before the
voters. The names of several well
known orators arc mentioned as
likely to take the stump for
cooly stated that he had just kill
ed a woman with the knife.
Officer Kauwenaole hurried him
over to the little lock-up and tele
phoned to Sheriff Crowell at Wai
luku of what had taken place, and
the prisoner was safe in custody.
The sheriff promptly told the officer
to go and find the woman and
hastened to the scene with Dr.
Osmers. They found Ochika was
being attended to by friends and
the doctor proceeded to give her the
needed medical attention prepara
tory to removing her to the hospi.
tal. Officer Kauwenaole then re
turned to the lock-up to look after
his prisoner.- Arriving there the
officer found that Sato had twisted
a strip torn from a blanket around
his neck had fastened the other
end to the door and by throwing
his body backward had nicely
Strangled himself to death. The
officer undid the noose, let the body
down and sent a hurry up call for
Dr. Young, who promptly respond
ed, but found the prisoner was be
yond help as life was extinct.
The woman Ochika was remov
ed to the Malulani hospital, and
the physician stated that while the
wounds were frightful they are not
dangerous and if there are no com
plications she will recover.
After her wounds were dressed
and she had been made as comfort
able as the conditions would allow,
she enquired what had become of
her lover and would-be assasin,
Sato. When told that Sato was
dead, she stifled a cry of anguish
that rose to her lips.
It is reported that tho merchants
and residents of lower Paia aro to
be supplied with electric lights at
an early date, the plantation fur
nishing tho juice. This will surely
bo quite an improvement to tho old
NEWS OF WEEK AS TOLD
BY SPECIAL WIRELESS
HONOLULU, May 1. Senator Wirlz was assaulted by Thomas
McVeigh in the office of the 'New Freedom.' Tho row was over tho
language used in an editorial.
Dr. Wayson has resigned from the Board of Health on demand of
George It. Carter.
The retail price of meat lias been reduced again by the Metropoli
tan Market on account of tho graziers reducing wholesale prices.
It if deemed advisablo to check the sale of imported meats.
The Governor favors George Mundon to succeed Kaihenui in the
The ship 'John Ena' will take the last of Hawaiian sugar- to be
carried by windjammers.
Twenly-fivc divorce suits havo been filed here in April.
The 'Arizonan' will carry Bugar around the Horn on account of
the Mexican trouble.
Actors who wont to Leilehua to give a performance of "Down in
Dixie'' in which there aro two colored characters, were stormed by
members of the 25th Infantry.
More than GOO children will participate in the May Day festivities
at Thomas Square this morning. '
A member of the 25th Infantry was caught playing pecping-Tom
at the Hawaiian Opera House last night during rehearsal of an am
ateur performance, lie was chased down town and landed in the
HONOLULU, Apr. 30. McCarn wanted to have Court adjourn
yesterday, so ho could fight Lorrin Andrews over a French woman de
portation case in which decision went against him. He auks that
charges against him by Thielen be heard by Supreme Court.
The Attorney-General has given an opinion that if an American
woman marries an Alien, she will lose homestead rights.
The Coerper Railroad Bill in Washington has been indefinitely
The rumor that the S. S. Sierra was sunk passing tho Golden Gate
proved false. It was started through spite, work.
One thousand invitation? sent out to democrats for a gct-togelhcr-down-with-Pinkham
meeting brought out thirteen lone bourbons.
United States civic bodies will be called Chamber of Commerce of
Public Utilities Commission drawing to an end of the Intor-Island
Noell Deer has filed discontinuance of his divorce suit.
Mrs. Kitty Bodrero has filed suit against her husband for divorce.
WASHINGTON, Apr. 29. Mediators called in effort to bring
peaceful settlement of the difficulties in Mexico, are seeking to include
tho Carranza-Huerta troubles.
It is reported here that Spain is anxious that the Mexican Min
ister of tho Interior shall urge all governments to join forces for na
The First Cavalry now at Yellowstone has been ordered to pro
ceed to Caliexo.
.WASHINGTON, Apr. 30. Secretary Bryan has asked the aid of
Spain in saving the life of Dr. Edward Ityan, an American, held pris
oner in Mexico to be shot as a spy, unless Huerta yields to reason.
Rebels aro mobilizing an army of 12,000 men to attack Tampico.
Villa will lead in person.
A rebel artillery chief refuses to join against the Americans.
The daughter of President Wilson will bo married in the blue
room of the White House.
GALVESTON, Apr. 30. Non-American refugees who were
brought here in ships, claim it was against their will, and express de
sire to return to Mexico.
One million rounds of ammunition en route to the Constitution
alists were stopped by Americans and returned to the manufacturers.
DENVER, Apr. 30. Union leaders are willing to lay down arms of
the mine guards, and will give up their weapons.
CHICAGO, Apr. 29. Tho United States Court of Appeals yester
day granted new trials to Tveitmoo, Houlihan and Bernhardt. Trial
set for May 1G.
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 29.
yesterday. Will bo followed on tho
DULUTH, Apr. 29 The steamer Noble has been lost on Lake
Superior. Several other craft reported missinn.
WALS13NBERG, Apr. 29. While tho militia are seeking a peace
ful end to the civil war here, fire was opened up from darkness, and
one officer wearing a red cross badge was killed. The white Hag of
truco was disregarded by the strikers. Leaders have been asked to
give up weapons and refused. The
ties in darkness resulted in tho recalling of tho troops to tho scene
where actual warfaro now prevails.
TAMPICO, Apr. 29. Rebels havo
four days but without serious loss.
LONDON, Apr. 29 Sir Edward Carden shows disposition to sub.
mit mooted ouestion of Homo Rule to the people of Ulster. It is a
most important concession according to AEquith.
VERA CRUZ, Apr. 29 Tho
Fletcher today formally turned
tho Army forces under command
mark the change to Army rule. Fletcher yesterday opened the doors
of tho Dungeon, and released a number of men onco prominent in
political affairs in Mexico. They were blind in some instances, and
bereft of reason in others, and
Sam Parker left by tho Manchuria
7th by Shingle and Kuhio.
unexpected resumption of hoatili
been attacking Tampico for the last
United States Naval forces under
over the government of Vera Cruz to
of Funston. Special ceremony will
most of thorn arc fit only for the
The following article clipped
from the Advertiser of fifty years
ago, is of much interest to Mauians:
In ancient times, Wailuku and
the neighboring valleys, which arc
watered by streams from these
mountains, were undoubtedly
densely peopled, the evidences of
which fact still remain. Of late
ears, however, the population has
been gradually decreasing, although
no portion of the island is better
ndapted to support a large popula
tion, and afford it ample means of
industry, in cultivating taro, bana
nas, and sweet potatoes, required
for other parts of Maui, where taro
is raised, as well as for the Hono
lulu market. Not only these pro
ducts do well here, but sugar-cane
also grows with very little carc.and
ields remarkably heavy crops.
Without infringing on the land de
voted to other staples no less than
four hundred acres can be irrigated
and planted with cane at Wailuku.
To take advantage of this open
ing for a sugar mill, about eigh
teen months ago, several gentle
men residing in Honolulu, pur
chased the landing belonging to the
late king, commenced planting,
and ordered a first class mill from
Boston, which has arrived, and is
now in progress of erection. The
buildings, which are also being
erected, are of stone, and located
on the south bank of the Wailuku
River where a steep descent gives
superior advantages for a mill site,
The mill will be driven by water,
of which the river supplies an abun
dance. During our visit the wheel,
which is a large and powerful and
overshot wheel with an iron frame
was being erected by Mr. Robert
Andrews. Mr. E. Bailey is the
general manager of the plantation,
fand Mr. N. W. Tallant has charge
of the field operations. About one
hundred and forty acres belonging
to the plantation are planted and
growing; besides about one hun
dred acres belonging to the foreign
ers residing in the village. The
mill, it is now thought, will be
ready to commence grinding in
July, or about twenty months after
the first steps were taken to start
the plantation. At present every
thing looks favorable, not only for
the growing crops but for the en
tire success of the enterprise.
The day that we spent in Wai
luku chanced to be that ot the
examination of the English there.
The scholars, who were all natives,
or half-castes assembled at the
stone church and went through
with their exercises with all the
credit that could be expected in a
village school of the kind. A some
what novel exhibition closed the
performances, which took some if
not all of the spectators by surprise
ine examination exercises were
concluded, when suddenly an
effigy was hoisted into the air with
block and tackle, amid the shouts
and hurrahs of the audience. From
its appearance one was at a loss at
first to guess whom it was intended
for, though it bore a striking re
semblance to Brother Jonathan
All doubt was soon removed, when
the whole school rose and com-
. . .
meuccu singing jonn urown s
Body Lies Mouldering In the
Grave," with an enthusiasm which
showed that they appreciated fun.
When they came to the verse,
"We'll hang Jeff Davis on a
a gun was fired at the effigy, the
Cubs beat Paia, score 2 to 1
Waikapu beat Kahului, score 9 to B
STANDING OF TEAMS.
P W L Pet.
A. C. 4 3 1 750
Waikapu 4 3 1 750
Gymnasium 3 2 1 667
Cubs 5 3 2 600
i'aia 4 2 2 500
Asahi 4 2 2 500
Kahului 5 1 4 200
Valley Isle 3 0 3 000
The best game of the Junior
League was played last Sunday
fternoon.at the Wailuku diamond,
when the Cubs trimmed the Paias
by the score of 2 to 1 .
In the second game the Wai-
kapus turned the trick on the Ka-
huluis in the last inning and win
ning the game by a score of 9 to 8.
Dr. Osmers, the popular Wai
luku physician met with a rather
painful accident this week, and in
falling across a ditch fractured a
couple of his ribs. He called on
Dr. Osmers for treatment, and
even though his medical adviser
and friends insisted that he should
remain at home in comfort for a
few days, at least to get over the
painful effects Dr. Osmers main
tains that he must remain on duty,
so that therefore the physician and
his patient are at outs with each
other and Osmers is still at his post"
of duty. If he could obtain some
one to substitute for a few days it
will not only relieve him but also
relieve the pain.
ball passing through its body. The
hurrahing and deafening applause
that followed this tragic execution
of the arch-rebel, showed that at
least the juveniles of Wailuku were
Union boys of the right stamp,
sound on the goose." The inci
dent served to remove the taint of
secession, which the hoisting of
Captain Gibson's flag in the valley
three years ago, cast on the Wai
lukuans. THEN AND NOW.
When we visited this destrict
three years ago, there was not a
sign of plantation, when now we
see four in various stages of com-
pleteness, the Waikapu, Wailuku,
Waihee and Waiehu. The people
(mostly natives) occupying the
valleys, were then engaged in rais
ing taro in the flats, which perhaps
yielded a crop worth ten thousand
dollars. Now nearly a thousand
acres are waving with cane, which
will produce at least one thousand
tons of sugar annually, worth to
the Kingdom one hundred thou
sand dollars, and this yield may be '
doubled in a few years. All this
income will be expended from year
to year in paying laborers and
mechanics, erecting mills, stores,
and villas which will act so much $
to the wealth and beauty of the '
country. Blacksmiths, carpenters
and other artisans are locating in
the neighborhood, and find con
stant employment, and already
over one hundred foreigners are on
the assessment tax rolls of these
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