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is Best for the News If you wish Prosperity Advertise in the News VOLUME XIX WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1912. NUMBER 45 ENDORSEMENT OF EDINGS WAS SURPRISING MOVE Was After Hilo Job But .Parsons Won - Then Got Endorsed By Bar Association For Maui Judgeship "Is Not a Mixer" Says Correspondent (Special Correspondence.) HONOLULU, Deo. 20. Tho endorsement of Ex-Judge Edings for the post of Judge in the second circuit was not altogether surprise. 1 mean that he has expect ed to get something and as things went, it was the. Maui plum that fell to him. I have an idea that he wa'nted the Hilo judgeship because there was believed to be a little feeling, not altogether complimen tary to Judge Parsons but the result shows the feeling was not the kind that hurts. There is a belief in some quartern that Parsons is influenced by a member of the bar, to an extent that is prejudicial, and it was on this account that opposition to his confirmation was looked for. It is understood now, I am told, that a serious matter that has been in thv hands of a committee for some weeks is being held back until something definite comes out of the action of the bar association in regards to the Parsons appointment. I will not be surprised, then to hear a noise like a man out of work. It is said here that the people of M-iui are in favor of the reappointment of Judge King. bury, but of that you are better acquainted than the people so. far from the baliwick. Edings has changed to an extent since he was a judge in Kona, and he may be ac ceptable to the people of Mnui. I heard V. A. Kinney say once that his is a judicial mind, and that he had been employed many times by his firm to hunt out the law in certain important cases I cannot say that his ability is questioned by the lawyers here, it is more the peculi arity of his disposition that jars the sedate men of the bench. Breckons, the judge tells me, refused to vote for him or Kingsbury, and showed a neutrality by leaving before the vote was taken. That he would not have been nominated but for the fact that Many Kiddies Made Happy Yesterday afternoon there was a joyous timo down at Spreckelsville and Puuncno Schools. The good ymo was made possible through the donations of good hearted peoplo and the children of the schools at thoso places had a fow happy hours. Presents of all kinds were given the children, and each little tot stagger ed away under a load that must have seemed like a dream to the babes. At Spreckelsville there was a largo gathering of school children and parents of the youngsters. All the scholars wero dressed in their best clothes and the sceno was a bright, happy one. The parents looked on in delight and, altogether, it was a fine sight. Then, at Puuncno, thoro was an other gathering of school children and the scene was a duplicate of the nni further down the line. The "kids wero all given presents and toys, and eatables of all sorts were hand ed out. Mr. W. F. Crockett acted as Santa Claus, and he carried out the part to perfection. .His make up he has the South Carolina delegation behind him is a cinch. Edings is a Southern gentleman who has not, or rather did not have, the support of a well known Southern member of the bar hero the last time ho was chucked a gown of ermine. At that time the objection to him was based upon the frequency of his commen dations of 'good Kaintucky bo'ben, sir.'' There was no harm to it, even on the occasions wIipii he extended an invitation to you to visit his home where ho always had some brew. Personally I rather like the' man. He is naturally retiring and, for that reason, will not be an ad dition to society in Wailuku! He is not a mixer, as is evidenced by the fact that he is almost invariably alone on the street or at luncheon. I am not sure but Wailuku and all Maui could do worse in the judge ship. There is considerable disap pointment felt in the failure of the association to endorse Cooke for the attorneyship. Possibly it will be a case of the boy and the apple core, "there aint goin' to bo no endorse ment." Wyoming is still on the mapl V. O. SMITH 80RE. W. O. Smith, in an interview yesterday, said the democrats in the association had manipulated things in a manner that would loss the as sociation the influence it has always had; that the nomination of Edings was really only done through pique at the failure of members to turn down Parsons. Edings denies that the democrats had any hand in the matter, and cites the fact that Dou thett had nominated him, and that Frank Thompson and Lymer had been his supporters. Watson, a democrat left his home to attend the meeting and was" one who voted for him. Also, he states that there were not more than three democrats in the meeting. was good, and ho was a constant source of amazement to the child ren, llie whole affair was most successful and the donors of money and presents are to bo congratulated on the way they mado the function such an epoch marking ono for the children of all races. Xmas Services Many Places Services at tho Church of the Good Shepherd during the Christ mas season will boas follows: The children's Carol service, and free Christmas Eve at 5: 30 o'clock On Christmas Day two services at 7 a.m., and 10:30 a. m. the offerings at these services aro for the Aged and Infirm clergy Fund. On Sunday Dec. 29, tho Masonic Lodge has accepted tho Rector's invitation, and will attend in a body at 11 a. m. A carol service and entertainment will be given the children and friends at Puuneno Club House, Thursday, December 2G at 3:30 p. m. Tho choir of the Good Shep herd will repeat the christmas music at Puunene, Sunday evening December 2U. Kipahulu Post Robbed One of the most daring robberies that has taken place in these islands for some time past was that which deprived the Kipahulu post office of its safe containing stamps, coin and records. The robbery took place last Wednesday night, and the burglars even took the small, old fashioned safe along with thorn. No signs of the men who did the trick wero found up to the time of our going to press. It appears that the post office is run by the School Inspector. His assistant went to the post ofllee at at half-past two o'clock on Wednes day afternoon, and at once noticed that one of the windows was open. Investigation showed that the oflicc safe had been removed and that the place had been ransacked. On locking up before leaving the post office on Tuesday afternoon, it was seen that everything was in Spanish Boy Killed One child is dead and two others are injured through being stricken by car No. 284, driven by Manuel Martins, Jr.,. of Kahului. The accident happened yesterday morn ing and the scene was laid at, Puu nene. The boy who was killed was named Gigo Gilera De Fey, seven years old, and he was a Spaniard. It appears that the boys were having a good time after the dis tribution of Christmas presents at. the school, and were blowing horns and playing drums on the road, just about three hundred yards from the Puunene school. The children numbered about forty, and they were wending their way toward the Clubhouse. Martins was coming down the road with a passenger and he de clares that he tooted his horn as he approached the mob of children. When within a few yards of the youngsters, several of the kids ran directly in front of the automobile. Three children were stricken and knocked down. It was seen at a glance that one boy was badly injured, as he was "Maui" Shows Good Form "Maui," the well known pacer, i3 doing good work in Honolulu. The horse is in chargo of that well known expert, Jim Quiun, and tho trainer says that Maui is improving wonderfully, and getting into proper condition for tho big race meet There aro a number of peoplo who declare that tho Maui horse did not have a "fair chance to do his best on Thanksgiving Day. The horso was not fitted out properly, say tho ex ports, and tho driving was not too good. Although Maui is not thought to have a chanco of defeating Harold D. in tho best out of five heats, tho horso is trotting vcry nicely now, and will show up much better than on the day of tho last raco Office On Wednesday. order. The post oflico is in the building of the Kiprihulu Sugar Company, and the thought ' of any burglars ever attempting to rob the Fedpral office, has never entered the head of anybody. The amount of money stolen can not at present be learned, but if is thought that it is not very much. Stamps to the amount of fifteen or 'twenty dollars wore in the safe, and there was a sum of money paid for 1 orders.- As the records and books have also disappeared, the total loss cannot at present be ascertained. The police theory is that at least two men wero concerned in the rob- ! bery, The safe was too big for one man to carry very far. The officers J expect to find the safe hidden in j some retired spot, or thrown over some bluff. The deputy sheriff is out hunting for the robbers and at any time the trail may be struck. On Road By Machine. bleeding terribly from the ears and mouth. The lad did not live ten minutes after being picked up and carried to the dispensary. The other two lads escaped with slight bruises. The sheriff was summoned and he was quickly on the scene of the accident. A coroners jury was called, and inquest is to be held on Monday next. From the testimony of the chau ffeur and the passenger, it seems as if the children waited till the last second, and then ran in front of the automobile. The chauffeur says he put on his brakes and did all in his power to stop the car. There were marks of his skidding along the road, just before the actual sppt of the accident was reached. Other people have had experien ces with the children iu exactly the same place on the Puunene road. Three weeks ago a party nearly ran down three boys who jumped from the side of the road to the center, just as the machine came up. It took a sudden application of the brakes to prevent a trage ly. Fine Rains On W. Maui Heavy rains fell on West Maui during last week, and all the creeks camo down full to tho banks. Around Lahaina way tho road that lead to Wailuku was under water in places, and some automobiles had a hard job to get through with their loads. In a couple of places the water was flowing over tho wooden bridges, and debris was choking up the waterways. There was a dry stretch along tho Pali road for somo miles in tho direction of McGregors' Landing, but after that place was passed, tho heaviest rain of many months was encountered by thoso peoplo who traveled over tho road last Monday night. Tho rain has dono an immense amount of good and tho plantation men aro smiling still. HONOLULU LETTER TELLS SOME INTERESTING TALES Perley Home. May Have Something Up His Sleeve Regarding Soldiers Boxing Contest Stirred Up Spectators Young Men Gone Astray (Special Correspondence.) HONOLULU, Dec. 20 -1 never thought it possible for one man to raise tho bally row that Perley Home has stirred up by his remarks reflecting on the lack of moral char acter in the American soldier in Hawaii and, at this writing, it ap pears as if Perley is up against it, for I am assured that there is to bo a suit for something, not slander, for the island statutes has nothing providing for that offense, possibly just a suit for damages. Knowing Mr. Home to be a conservative man, not prone to stirring up by a wor.t dropped at a public meeting or tin isolated caso of misdemeanor, I fear ho has something up his sleeve which ho will withdraw to tho consternation of the complain ants when tho proper time conies. On tho other hand he has given ut terances to thoughts which he should have kept inside the boundary of his lips. For instance: In defense of the Hawaiian girls he says he never heard of a case of seduction by n member of the old families. Geel Naturally one asks how it is we have so many half whites earring the names of old residents. THE SNORDRS. This sort of talk takrs me back to the time tho lato Judge Gear oc cupied a room in Demosthenes Cafe in Hilo. Across the narrow hall was a coffeo planter from Olaa, Jun kins, I think his name is, and he was built on identical lines as the judge. Common with all very itout men they snored without any re gard for harmony so that when the barkcep, who had i room several doors away, was awakened by the rumble that shook tho house and decided to follow it up he landed at the door of the judge. He rap ped and the judge awakened and answered the request to turn over on his side to put an end to his Chinese Tires -Of Living On Saturday last a gruesome dis covery was made by some children who wero playing around a dry taro patch just off High street. Tho youngsters found a man hanging by his neck to a branch of a tree. The alarm was turned in at once, audi several peoplo wended their way to the spot. Tho man, who turned out to bo a Chinese, was cut down and it was seen that he dead. It was a clear caso of suicido, and tho cool way in which the man went about the matter proved that he was determined to end his life. A long bandana handkerchief was the means to attain his end, and the man had slowly strangled himself by throwing his, weight onto tho cloth. Tho Chinese was a well known character and had for a long timo past appeared to be ill. Ho was a man of about sixty years of age and was not strong by any means. An inquest was held and a verdict of suicide was returned by the coroner's jury. snoring with : 3 "How do you know I snore?" "Because I heard you," answered' the barkcep. "You did, eh? Well, by the time you have lived here as long as 1, you will have learned not to believe everything you hear." Then the judge retired to snore some more and the noxt day alio bartender secured a room two blocks further up Waianuenue street. This is mentioned as showing the habit the people o7 Hawaii, whether to tho manner born or transplanted, have of talking about themselves and others, overlooking the fact that there's "So much bud in the best of us;, So much good in the worst of us; That it doesn't behoove any of us To talk alxmt the lest of us." A 6AD CASE. Mr. Home might come nearer tho truth if he would cast aspersions on the character of members of tho force in the employ of tlie railway company, for we have here the case of a man who camo from the States and was joined by a young woman ho introduced as his wife. They kept house here somewhere and were respected by those with whom they came in contact. In course of time the wife went back to tho coast and he picked up with a young Hawaiian girl. For nearly a year he was at tentive to her, then he became at tached to a young Portuguese girl and in three months time married her. The Hawaiian never learned it though she is a school graduate and her parents are above the aver ago of Hawaiian intelligence and financial standing. She is about to become a mother; the man is on the road to become a "felon for he was apprehended the other day on a charge of bigamy brought by the Continued ou page 5. Many Thefts Reported Several robberies have been re ported lately in Wailuku, and tho thefts have been daring ones. Houses have been entered, and money and other valuables taken. One place on Market street ' was robbed during tho week, and it is alleged that a good haul was made by the burglars. In most cases, however, it was food and clothing that disappeared. Tho thieves appear to watch their opportunity, and when the house holder,, leaves, tho robberies uro committed. Tho police arc alert -in matter, and a number of suspicious charact er? who came to Wailuku within tho past couple of weeks, aro being closely watched. FIRE BELL. Wailuku will have a fine fire bell in the future, !nd tho new one, weighing 1,500 will soon hang in tho place of the old ono. Tho bell is 11 deep toned one that will bo heard for miles around, and it will an nounce to tho town tho fact that tho dreaded fire is undorway.