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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1914.
BRUTAL MURDER OF AGED
CHINESE FOR HIS MONEY
Struck Down From Behind
-Ryshes Scene of Crime Near Old Maalaea
Landing Police On Trail.
His head beaten to a pulp with
a heavy kiawe club, and his pock
ets rifled of $50 or more in money,
Lee Ten Duck, an old Chinese egg
peddler, was found dead in the
bushes near the trail a short dis
tance east of the old Maalaea land
ing, Wednesday afternoon. All
evidence points to one of the most
brutal murders' that has ever oc
curred on Maui. Sheriff Clem
Crowell has taken personal charge
of the case and will bend every
energy to bringing the perpetrator
of the horrible deed to speedy
The dead man, who lived at
Keokea, Kula, and who was 67
years of age, was returning from
Lahaina, where he had taken a
consignment of produce, when the
crime was committed. At a lone
ly place on the trail he had evi
dently been set upon, as he rode
one of his burros and drove two
Not for a long time have Maui
fans had the opportunity of witnes
sing three such really interesting
games of baseball as they did in the
series played with the All-Students
on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
last. Nor did tho fact that the local
team took two out of three of the
games, contriburo to this feeling of
satisfaction. For the two teams were
more evenly matched than usual,
and both played a good class of ball.
With the All-SerYico games, it was
a case of virtually a professional
team playing amateurs, which nover
makes a satisfactory game. More
over, tho very best of feeling main
tained, and the banquet at tho Maui
Hotel on Monday night, added tho
final touch of friendship. It is to
bo sincerely hoped that this will not
be tho last opportunity Maui will
have of seeing the student aggre
gation. at work.
The visitors won the first gamo
by a score of 13 to 9. There was
some good work in this gamo but it
was more ragged than tho two fol
lowing ones. Scholtz and Meyer
pitched in this game for the locals,
while Bal was in tho box in Sun
day's and Monday's games. Bal
and Cocket wore the mask on Satur-
while Clement filled tho positi-"JT-d'oll
in tho last two games. Bal's
work in tho box was of a high
order, and thero was a noticablo in
crease in tho ginger of tho team
while ho held down No. 1 position.
Soares was missed behind the bat,
but Clement playcavery creditable
The score of Sunday's gamo was
Maui -1, All-Students 3. For Mon
day's game, Maui 5, All-Studonts 3.
Tho Students were weakened by
the los3 of one or two of their best
men, who were not able to come on
the present trip, but they did well
nevertheless. Baldwin, Gay, and
the two Wadsworth boys, playing
with the visitors, are all Maui boys,
- and received a great welcome.
vThe banquet Monday evening
wis a most jolly affair and tho stu
dents left for Lahaina afterwards
much pleased with their visit.
and Body Dragged Into
others ahead of him.
After committing the crime, the
murderer dragged the body of his
victim for some little distance from
the road into the bushes, as evi
denced by the trail on the ground.
A few hundred feet away the
empty wallet of the old man was
The murder is supposed to have
been committed shortly after the
noon hour. The pack animals of
the murdered man continued on to
Kihei, where their arrival gave
rise to uneasiness on the part of
Ah Siu, the store-keeper, who rode
back along the trail and made the
ghastly discovery about 3 o'clock,
and immediately notified the po
lice. It is known that the murdered
man had collected some $50 or
more while in Lahaina, and there
seems little doubt that the sole
object of the murder was robbery.
Maui's second gct-to-gcthcrdinner
is to be held next Thursday night,
at tho Maui Hotel. Reply post
cards have been sent out to the
members of tho chamber of com
merce, asking thorn to signify their
intention to be present, and tho
names of tho guests they will bring
with them. It will cost each one
who attends the dinner, SI. 25,
which just about pays tho expense
which will be incurred.
The committee which has the
matter in hand consists of II. B.
Penhallow, II. A. Wadsworth, and
E. II. Bovins. A program of short
addresses is being arranged, besides
which there will" probably bo a
number of informal talks on livo
topics, but an effort is to bo made
to make tho speech-making as pithy
and to tho point as possible.
An invitation has been sent to
President Farrington of tho Hono
lulu Ad Club, asking him to bo pre
sent in person, or to try to have a
number of tho live wires of his or
ganization present. II. P. Wood,
or somo other member of the Pro
motion Committed my also attend
tho dinner. The success of the first
dinner held some months ago en.
courages the believe that tho coming
one will bo a most pleasant and pro
H. M. Ayres, editor of Tropic
Topics, who has something of a re
putation as a heel and toe artist,
has had his challenge for a walking
match accepted by a Maui fast step
per, and tho contest will come off
sometime about tho middlo of Au
gust. The ovent will lie one of tho
features of tho August sports night
at tho Gym. Tho man who is to
measure strides with Ayres has not
yet allowed his namo to bo men
tioned, but it is understood that
tho event will bo ono worth
Strong Planks in
a Sound Platform
Tariff Restoration of duty on sugar and rice.
Statehood for Hawaii and greater home rule.
Harbor Improvements Wharves at Honolulu, Hilo, Lahaina,
Nawiliwili and Kona coast of Hawaii.
Permanent Pension to Queen.
New Charter for Honolulu Revision of counties' charters.
Favoring Woman Suffrage.
Strong support to education.
Reform in Judicial Procedure.
Maintain Present Liquor Law Added powers for liquor com
missioners. Campaign Fund Publicity Limit amount from individuals.
Stringent Foreign Corporation laws.
More responsibility for Surety Companies.
Control Fire Insurance Rates.
Citizen Labor on Federal Work.
Encourage Plant and Fruit Industry Money to fight pests.
Workmen's Compensation Law.
Better Public Accounting System.
More Teeth for Public Utilities Conunssiou.
Amendment to Primary Law.
Nominal beef and pork license.
Financial help in tuberculosis and leprosy work.
Public control of artesian water system.
Labor law for women and children.
Liberal assistance for Promotion Work.
Federal aid for fisheries.
Broader pastoral land -laws.
Improved Civil service law.
Eight-hour labor law.
Temporary suspension of immigration work.
Government financial assistance to small fanners.
Harmony Is Keynote Maui
l Delegates Play Prominent
Without a jar to break the har
mony which characterized the pro
ceedings throughout, the Republi
can Territorial convention finish
ed its labors shorty after midnight
on Tuesday. The sessions were
held in the Popular Theater, Ho
The result of the work of the
convention is a platform that
should make the Republican party
invulnerable in the next Territorial
elections. Every plank is the re
sult of sane and constructive thiuk-
ng, and most if not all of them are
eminently practical and may be
worked into law provided the
voters of the Territory elect the
ticket pledged to support this plat
form. Throughout the convention there
was no hint of any factional strife
due to the rival candidacy of Kala
nianaole and Rice for the delegate-
Maui delegates took a prominent
part in the framing of the plat
form. Hon. A. F. Judd was named
permanent chairman of the conven
tion, and Chas. Wilcox, of Maui,
secretary. Senator H. B. Penhal
low was named chairman of the
credential committee. Other Maui
committee members" were William
Walsh, rules and permanent organ
ization; G. P. Cooke, A. N. Hay-
Boy Scout Leader Coming
Boy Scout Commissioner James
A. Wilder will be over to Maui
next week for the purpose of in
specting the various scout patrols
on this island. He will visit all
sections where patrols have been
organized, and give a general
course of instruction to scout mas
ters in scout work, tramping, etc.
selclen, platform committee; and
R. A. Drumniond and W. A.
Clark, resolutions committee.
Strong resolutions were adopted
against any federal leprosy settle
ment in the Territpry, against any
but citizen labor being employed
on federal work in the islands, and
one urging the army and navy de
partments to supply better accom
modations for housing the troops
Maui's representation in the con
1. Geo. C. Munroe.
2. D. T. Fleming.
3. Chas. K. Farden, A. N.
Hayscldeu, C. R. Lindsay, L.
4. Willie Hoopii.
5. Geo. II. Cummings, P. J.
Goodness, II. B. Penhallow, Chas.
6. R. J. K. Nawahine.
7. C. C. Campbell, M. P.
Gomes, J. Vasconcellos, W. Walsh.
9. D. II. Keliiaa. .
10. George Copp.
11. W. A. Clark.
12. II. A. Baldwin, J. P. Ka
pihe, Antone Perreira.
13. Edward Sinythe.
14. D. W. Napiha-a.
15. Jas. S. Achong.
16. R. A. Drummond, J. Kai
ewe Holani, E. J. Silva.
17. J. B. K. Kamai.
19. Joel Nakaleka.
20. J. K. Kaupu.
21. Geo. P. Cooke.
22. W. J. Goodhue, W. B. La
pilio, J. D. McVeigh.
Pennsylvanian Due Sunday
The American-Hawaiian Steam
ship Pennsylvanian is expected at
Kahului some time Sunday morn
ing on her first visit to this port.
She will take away 1246 tons of
sugar and 3000 cases of pineapple
for the Atlantic seaboard, sailing
via Straits of Magellan.
PACKERS DARE NOT TAKES
ALL FRUIT, SAYS DOLE
Tells Homesteaders Production Has Increased Too
Fast Financial Burden Worries Canners Pines
Rotting In Field On Oahu No Market At Any Price
Declaring that the pineapple
packers of Hawaii are carrying
every ounce of load they dare car
ry for the resent season, and pthat
even with the exceedingly low
price of fruit prevailing they will
not know whether or not they are
to get out whole before late next
fall, James D. Dole, president of
the Hawaiian Pineapple Company,
of Oahu and of the Haiku Com
pany, presented the packers' side
of the present situation to a large
gathering of homesteaders and
other pineapple growers at the Kui
aha school house, on Thursday
Mr. Dole stated that at the pre
sent time there are at least 6000 or
8000 tons of fruit ripeningonOahu
which no canuer will accept at any
price, for the reason that he dare
not spend the additional $40 to $50
per ton required to put it into
cases. This fruit, he stated, has
been offered as low as $5 per ton,
but that the price has nothing to
do with the matter. Hundreds of
thousands of dollars, he said, which
has been borrowed to put up the
pack, must be repaid whether the
goods are marketed or not, else the
companies must go to the wall.
To give an idea of the tremen
dous growth of the pineapple busi
ness, Mr.Dole stated that this year'
pack of 2,250,000 or more cases
equals half as much as that of all
the varieties of fruit put in cans in
the state of California; this de
velopment being reached in but 11
Trouble has begun on Maui for
the merchant with tho crooked
scales, the 35-inch yard-stick, orthc
false-bottom measure. The super
visors last week authorized tho em
ployment by tho Sheriff of E. W.
West, scale export, to test tho
weights and measures of thocounty,
and already tho sheriff's office has
taken on tho appearance of a junk
shop with scales and measures that
have been siczed.
Mr. West has been at work on
Hawaii for several months where ho
wrought a transformation in many
a place of business. During tho
month or more that ho will bo on
Maui he will instruct J. 15. Garcia
of the Sheriff's office in the art of
scale testing, so that hereafter tho
county will bo in position to take
care of this business. All scales
tested will bo sealed and marked.
Tho Board appropriated $550 for
Manoa Brings Tourists
The Matson Liner Manoa made
Kahului port early Thursday morn
ing with 28 passengers, mostly
tourists, and 370 tons of freight for
Maui points. She took on 3048
tons of sugar from the central
Maui plantations and 700 cases of
pineapples, and got away for Kaa-
napali early this morning, where
she will load more sugar before pre
ceding to Honolulu tonight.
years, against the many years of
growth of the Coast canning in
dustry. The surprising thing to Mr. Dole
is n difficulty has been ex
perienced in moving the pack, but
that the crisis did not come long
ago. The fact that Hawaiian pine
apple is the queen of all fruit put
in tins is the only explanation for
Mr. Dole admitted that the cost
of growing pines is about $15 per
ton, and that the homesteaders
with contracts, who get this year
$11.25 per ton, and those without
contracts, still less, if they sell
their fruit at all, have a heavy loss
to face. lie stated that he had
been a homesteader himself and
that he wished to see the Haiku
settlers succeed, and that the
Haiku Fruit & Packing Company
will do everything it can to help
them make good.
Mr. Dole went at length into the
history of the pineaaple develop
ment in these islands. He claimed
that every effort is being made to
extend the market, and declared
from personal observation, made
during his recent trip to the main
land, that Hawaiian pineapple is
being sold for less in retail stores
all over the United States, than
almost any other fruit, and that
unquestionably this fact, together
with the quality of the product, is
creating a. greater demand than
Big Pineapple Crop
About the busiest place on Maui,
during the past two weeks, has been
the Haiku pineapple district. Tho
fruit is now ripening at very rapid
rate, and it is with difficulty that
the growers are able to gather and
haul it to tho canneries. Teams
and men are at a premium. It had
been expected that tho Kahului
Railroad would help out a good deal
this season by putting its big auto
trucks to work hauling tho fruit to
tho factory, but tho excessivo rains
havo made the roads so bad that
this plan has not thus far been fea
sible. Both tho Haiku and tho
Pauwela canneries are working
about full capacity, and will con
tinue to do so for several weeks yet.
Maui Land Sold
At the sales room of J. F. Morgan
Co. at noon Saturday, 4.11) acres of
taro and kula land at Waihee, Maui,
was sold under foreclosure of a
mortgage made by llao Kaanana to
the Young Men's Saving Society. It
was bought by J. Garcia for 975,
which is regarded as a good price
A Pest Maui Doesn't Want
A species of Ilea, which is said to
bo causing heavy losses to poultry
men on Oahu, should cause Maui
fanciers to bo very cautious about
bringing in now stock to thisisland.
So far as is known tho pest has not
yet been introduced horo. It is
understood that tho Ilea roaohod
Honolulu in shipments of chickons
from California. It is dillioult to