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TIIK MAUI NKWS, SATURDAY, SHPTKMBKR, 5 1914
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GOOD MADS TOBE ISSUE Will Start
OF CAMPAIGN IN HAIKU New Theater
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Chamber of Commerce Takes Strong Stand in Matter.
-Immense Loss From Impassable Roads.-Maui
Candidates Will Be Pledged to Help.
Good vomls for tlie Kuinhn home
steads, ami money for promotion
Work, wore Hie two matters tliat oc
cupied llic entire attention of the
trustees of the Maui Chamber of
Commerce at an hour and a half
Hireling held on Thursday afternoon.
In both matters there was little dif
ference of opinion on the main is
sues. Tho Board went on record as
favoring the contribution of SCO per
month to the promotion committee,
and also adopted a strong resolution
favoring a direct appropriation of
Hot le.s than 850,000 from the next
legislature for road work in the
A committee was appointed con
sisting of W.O.Aiken, Win. Walsh,
II. W. Ilice, and l V. Baldwin to
meet the county supervisors next
week, with a view to securing, if
possible some temporary aid in fix
ing up the roads in the Kuiaha
Haiku section, to make conditions
n little less deplorable than they are
at present. The same committee
will also take up the matter of secur
ing if possible the authorization of
the Governor for the floating of the
Sit?!), 000 bonds authorized by a pre
vious legislature, for puttingthrough
the Kuiaha-llidehaku section of Un
belt road, a part of which will help
1 President Baldwin spoke strongly
on the need of roads in the home
steads, jind Senator I'enhallow, and
Senator I'enhallow, and prospective
Senator, George Cooke, expressed
the intention of making adetcrmin
ed fight for the appropriation need
ed, from the next legislature.
A committee composed of Messrs.
I'obinson, Walsh, and Wadsworth
was appointed to take up with the
supervisors the matter of helping
the promotion committee.
The chamber adopted a resolution
endorsing Ah Sin, as wharfinger for
Farmers Walk to Attend
Important Road Meeting
Good roads, is to be the slogan of
the luiiaha homesteaders for the
coming campaign. Morever it is to
bo kept ringing after the election
right up to the time the legislature
takes some action to relieve the in
tolerable situation which has con
fronted the district during the past
year. A direct appropriation of
not less than 850,000 is to be asked
of the law makers.
, At a meeting of the settlers last
Sunday this plan of action was
pretty well napped out. Although
called on very short notieo the at
tendance was large and included re
sidents of all Makawao district, in
dicating that the improvement of
homestead roads is of much interest
to tho whole district, and not alone
to tho homesteaders. Owing to the
fact that the roads were all but im
passable, those who attended the
meeting, which was held in the
Kuiaha school, readied there either
on horseback or on foot, any kind
of vehicle trallic being practically
out of question. Harold V. Jtice
and J P. I'oseorans, of Paia, were
among those who attended and who
took a live part in tho discussion.
Tho original plan was to havo ar.
item inserted in tho proclamation
for the county plebiscite onn'eountv
bond issue, and a petition was put
in circulation to this end. Later,
howover, this phn proved impracti
oable, and it was decided to concen
trate on demanding help from the
next Legislature. Every candidate
for oleetion from Maui is tobogiven
a chance to put himself plainly on
record on this roiy matter, and as
far as tho homestead section of Maui
iti concerned, tho issue will hinge
almot entirely on good roads.
Photographs have been taken to
give some idea of the almost unbe
lievable condition of the roads dur
ing the past few months, and data
is being compiled, based on the
lasses to the pineapple growers to
prove that the cost of macadamizing
the roads in question will scarce
equal the saving on one year's crop.
PLAN TO .UNLIST CIVIC CONVENTION
The homesteaders are making
preparations to entertain the dele
gates to the big Civic Convention,
on October Itb, and believe that
they can make friends of this live
bunch, through this meeting, who
will be of material assistance when
it comes to demanding help from
the (forritorv, next February.
Enthusiastic Sportsman Will Take
Steps To Secure Fry For Experi
ment. Believes Conditions Ideal
That the magnificent stream in
lao Valley is ideally adapted totrout,
is the firm conviction of II. Gooding
Field, who returned to Honolulu
this week after several weeks spent
with his brother, W. II. Field, of
the Maui Hotel. Mr. Field intends
to take up at once with- tho United
States Bureau of Fisheries, the
matter of slocking lao stream with
trout. There is no question, In
states, that the young fish will be
supplied, but it may cost local
people something to get them here.
Mr. Field is certain that the tem
perature of tho water, as well as the
general character and permanence
of tne stream is all that is necessary
'for this most interesting of fresh
water game fishes. Should his pre
diction prove true the introduction
will mean a new asset to Maui of
great value. Taken in connection
with the splendid light tackle sea
angling which seems to have been
demonstrated to exist on the lee side
of this island, Maui should possess
unusual attraction to tho sportsman
of the mainland.
Classy Acrobatic Program.
The program of acrobatic stunts
which has been arranged for
tonight at the Alexander House
Gymnasium, should be of excep
The boys are all members of the
Honolulu Young Men's Christian
Association and are under the
leadership ofS. W. Robley, an ex
perienced gymnast and acrobat.
Since Mr. Robley arrived in Hono
lulu last winter and took over the
leadership of the different Y. M.
C. A. boys' clubs, hundreds of
youngsters have been putting in
all their spare time trying standing
on their heads, diving through
space, and turning back somer
saults. Out of this great number
of boys Mr. Robley has picked out
the best, and for the past two
months lias been giving them spe
cial training. The team that per
forms tonight is an all-star aggre
gation of crack athletes. The boys
will build a series of very difficult
pyramids, the equal to those seen
on the very best vaudeville circuits.
When it comes to their mat work
you will think that their heads are
stuffed with cotton batting and
that they have rubber necks.
Modem Play House Will Be Finished
In November and Will Book High
Grade Companies Largely Local
The Valley Isle Theater is to be
the name of the new play house
soon to be constructed on Market
Street. The company which is back
of this enterprise was organized six
months or more ago, but various
delays have held back the work
until now. According to J. C. Foss,
Jr., who is the architect in charge
of the construction, actual work
will begin on the building next
The new theater is to cost about
$10,000, and will be modern in
every way. The seating capacity
will be 700, including back and side
galleries. The stage is to be 21 feet
wide with scenery loft 51 feet high,
and 5 dressing rooms. The front
of the building will have a decoa
tiveextcrior with two 4-1-foot toweis,
which will be electrically illuminat
ed. The building is to be completed
in November, and arrangements
have already been made to book all
companies brought to the Islands
by J. C. Cohen, who is one of the
leading shareholders in the enter
prise. The ownership is in the Valley Isle
Theatre Company, Limited, the
officers of which arc Frank Medei
ros, president; M. J. Mourn,, vice
pres; B. J. Guerrero, treas; A. K.
Stcnder, secy; directors J. C.
Cohen, A. F. Costa, and M. T.
Lyons. Lyons is also manager, and
Ishihara, Japanese driver of rent
car No. ."1(5, died about S o'clock
yesterday afternoon in the Oyama
hospital as a result of a fractured
skull. Tivo little Japanese girls,
who were in the car at the time it
turned turtle near the railroad
crossing this side of Waikapu,
escaped without injury. Tho auto
mobile was badly smashed.
The accident occurred about 10 : 30
o'clock Thursday night, and was
evidently Caused by the driver's
effort to escape striking the left side
abutment of a, small culvert, as he
was proceeding towards Wailuku.
Tracks on tho road indicate that he
was driving too close to tho edge,
and when tho abutment loomed up
ahead, the sudden swerve to avoid
it, caused the car to overturn.
Ishihara was well known in this
community, having formerly been
employed as office attendant by Dr.
Osmers. He was unconscious after
tho accident until he died.
Old Time Punishments.
Among the weird and horrible pun
ishments inllictcd in Quebec under
both tho Fn-neli and English regimes
wcro the burning of women at tho
stake for petty treason, burning of the
hand, branding on tho forehead and
breaking on the wheel. No record Is
found in Canada, however, of such
punishments as tho "drunkard's
cloak," a barrel with apertures for tho
head and hands, and the bridle and
ducking stool for common scolds. In
old houses in Urltaln there are still to
bo seen hooks by the ilroplaco to which
a scoldlug wifo was fastened after be
ing bridled, the Jailer performing this
service at tho request of the exasper
In France an instrument known as
tho carcau was used as a punishment
for disregarding parental authority or
nonattendauco at church, and ono was
formerly attached to a post at tho door
of tho Basilica at Quebec. Tho pillory
was used In England for at least 700
years, and iu 1709 a prisoner stood in
tho pillory at Montreal for three days.
In 1705 two men nnd a woman were
whipped through tho streets of Mont
real, thirty-nine lashes being given
rickpockets ordinarily travel In mobs
(ml are of two distinct types one
fciuoll or medium stature, the other tall
nnd muscular. As a general rule, the
ago runs from eighteen to thirty-live.
Their hands are soft, show no signs of
work and the fingers of all except the
"stall," and particularly tho lingers
of tho "wire" arc long and slender.
j Their eyes are shifting and furtive.
Their complexion Is generally sallow
and without distinct color, this being
! due either to prison pallor in types or
to the use of cocaine or other drugs.
The cocaine users show drawn fea
tures, prominent cheekbones and usu
ally havo distinct rings around the
eyes. Tho temperament of pickpockets
is high strung, because of tho dangers
of tho profession or from the uso of
"drugs. At the same time they are po
lite almost to the point of obsequious
ness. They seldom carry weapons nnd
almost never resort to force. On duty
thoy dress to suit the occnslon, gener
ally well, but not conspicuously. They
ovoid wearing anything that might
lead to identification. Chicago News.
When an Eskimo Dies.
When an Eskimo is dying you will
notice tho inmates of tho house mov
ing everything out of doors; otherwise
It would bo contaminated by tho pres
ence of tho dead man and rendered un
lit for use. Among some tribes the
dying man himself is borne outside,
lie is never taken out through tho en
trance tunnel, but always through the
smoke hole or back of the house, and
tho passage is then closed so that his
spirit will not find its way back. Tho
Eskimos appear to have an uncanny
presentiment of tho approach of that
dread spirit who comes to one nnd nil.
When you see them preparing the
grareelothes of one of their number
who is ill you may know that his end
is near. I do not think that thoy do
anything to hasten the end, although
they may stab or hang the hopelessly
infirm at their own request. It ap
pears to bo an instinctive fooling which
is common to primitive people nnd
which is often noticed in tho lower
animals. AVido World Magazine.
Tho following story is told of how
General Andrew Jackson got his title
of "Old Hickory:" . Captain William
Allen, who was a near neighbor of tho
general, messed with hfm during tho
Creek war. During the campaign tho
soldiers were moving rapidly to sur
prise tho Indians nnd were without
tents. A cold March wind canio on,
mingled with sleet, which lasted for
several days. General Jackson got n
severe cold, but did not complain as
ho tried to sleep in a muddy bottom
among his half frozen soldiers. Cap
tain Allen and ills brother, John, cut
down a stout hickory tree, pooled off
the bark and made a covering for tho
general, who was with dlfllculty per
suaded to crawl under it. Tho next
morning a drunken citizen entered tho
camp and, seeing the tent, kicked it
over. As Jackson crawled from the
ruins tho toper cried: "Ilello, Old Hick
ory! Como out of your bark nnd jino
us in n drink."
Telling Your Age.
I know you won't believe me when I
tell you that I'm only eighteen, but
really when I was nine years old peo
ple used to take mo for twenty. I was
always mature and sensible, and I've
always thought a whole lot, and
thought is bound to leave its mark on
you. Why, my father had gray hair
when he was sixteen, but that doesn't
mean anything. I havo a friend who's
only fourteen and yet everybody takes
him for a man of sixty. You can't al
ways judge by appearances because I
have another friend who's thirty-eight
and has u family and yet ho looks so
young people take him for his own son.
I know you think I'm not telling the
truth, but why people should lio about
their ago is more than I know. New
Peerages Lackihg In Permanence.
Peerages have little of tho perma
nence of pyramids. Forty years ago a
careful calculation was made which
showed that of 217 peerages created
during tho preceding forty-live years
only 133 remained upon tho rolls. Of
tho Plantagenet peerages only fourteen
survived, of the Tudor cloven and of
tho Stuart forty-six. During the reign
of Georgo III. more than -100 titles
wcro created, of which in 1875 270 had
disappeared. London Standard.
Tho Other Way.
"I heard that Itanter broke down In
the middle' of his speech tho other
night," said tho man who was kept at
homo by illness.
"Not exactly," replied tho man who
was there. "The meeting broke up
right in tho mlddlo of his speech."
Mr. Green Do you know how I felt
during tho wedding ceremony today?
Miss Sharp No. How was It? Mr.
Green Well, I felt most profoundly
thankful that I was not the bride
groom. Miss Sharp Very likely tho
brido felt liko that too.
"I know a man who had a hundred
curtain calls in a week."
"I suppose ho was u matinee idol."
"No; ho was a house furnisher."
The Mean Thing.
"Why are you mad at her?"
"I met her on the car today, nnd sho
said, 'Oh, let mo pay your faro!' and I
said, 'Oh, you mustn't,' nnd she didn't"
Never havo an idle hour or.' an idle
pound. Old Saying.
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Maui County, which was com
pleted for the primary election
on Wednesday night, shows
2S15 voters in the county eli
gible to cast their ballots next
Saturday. This is a gain of
about 2o0 over the registration
of last year.
Wind At Laliaina
An unusually severe windstorm
struck Lahaina district on Saturday
evening, doing considerable minor
damage. It is reported to have last
ed barely half an hour, and was not
felt in any other part of the island.
The telephone wires were consid
erably tangled up, and comiiiuni
cation with Wailuku was not re
established until barely noon Sun
day. Some damage is reported to
banana and other fruit trees.
A. C. Mozata, of Wailuku-wasin Hono
lulu this week.
D. li. Murdock was n business visitor
to Honolulu this week.
J. E. Gannon, of L,ahnina, has gone to
the Coast on a vacation.
Rev. J. Charles Villieis paid a short
visit to Honolulu th;s week.
Mrs. H. 1). Sloggett and children re
turned this week from n visit to Kauai.
Mrs. Harry II. Taylor returned to Wai
luku on Wednesday evening, after a
short visit to Honolulu.
Miss Florence Wood, of Kuiaha, is ex
pected home from a visit to the coast, by
the Manoa, which arrives next Thursday,
Miss Olive and Miss Dorothy Lindsay
of I'aia, returned this week from Hono
lulu, where they visited friends forsever-
The schooner Defender, which arrived
at Hn ii n last week, got away for San
Francisco on Tuesday evening with 7234
bags of Kaeleku sugar.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E Savage, left last
Saturdis for Honolulu. They will prob
ably go to the Coast soon, and may not
return to the Islands.
The Woman's Guild of the Church of
the Good Shepherd will hold a meeting
with Mrs. Hart, Wailuku, on Tuesday,
September 8, at 2:30 p. m.
The usual services will be held to
morrow in the Church of the Good
Shepherd. In the evening the Rev. Mr.
Villiers will preach at I'uunene.
A dance will follow the acrobatic pro
gram of tlie visiting Y. M. C. A. boys at
the Gym. this evening, which promises
to be a very pleasant affair.
County Auditor Chas. Wilcox, who has
been ill witli typhoid fever for several
weeks, is able to be on the street
again, and will soon resume charge of
Frank Medeiros, manager of the Maui
Drygoods and Grocery Company, left on
Monday for the Coast where he will
spend several mouths on business, look
ing into trade conditions and purchasing
II. F. Willard. 'of the Haiku Fruit and
I'ackirg Company, returned this week
from a trip to Honolulu. It is understood
that Mr. Willard is likely soon to leave
Maui for good, owing to the state of his
Mrs. Elsa Cross Howard, who for tlie
past two mouths has been conducting
classes in dancing at tlie Alexander
House Gymnasium, has concluded her
engagement and returned to Honolulu
this week, where she will be joined short
ly by her mother from Wales.
The dinner given on Tuesday evening
by the Women's Aid Society of the Wni.
1 uk u Union Church, at the Alexander
House Settlement, was an especially
pleasant aud successful uffair. Tlie at
tendance was excellent, and a goqjj sum
The Passion Play, which is to be given
at the Puuneue Theatre this evening by
members of the I'uunene Catholic
Church, will be repeated on Wednesday
evening in Wailuku, 111 the Maui
Theater. Those who have seen the re
hearsals are enthusiastic over the man
ner iu which the subject is handled.
The new instructor or St. Anthony's
Hoys School, arrived in Wailuku last
Saturday in the person of HrotherGeoriic
a new-comer from the Coast. The rapid
growth of the institution had not only
made more instructors necessary, but has
iieccsn'tnled the building of n new addi
tion to the present buildings. The school
will open for the term, next Monday.
The Hoard of Registration will sit at
tlie County Clerk's Office on the 9th and
t2th day of September, between the
hours of 9 a. m. to 4 p. 111. , to make cor
rections that may have been made iu the
Sept. 5, '14.
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