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r What is Best for Maui is Best for the News If you wish Prosperity Advertise in the News VOLUME XX WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1913. NUMBER 2 tt El 0 Sunday Trains To Country Haiku Extension Completed Town People Will Be Able to Travel On Sabbat li. On February 8 the first train crossed the . Maliko gulch and 1 . 1.. i1 .-.-1. 4 TTnil-f, VI steamcu rigm. uiruB That train was a freight, and did not carry passengers. Still, the directors of the Kahului Railroad were delighted that at last the ex tension that taps the rich pineapple , lands of Haiku was an accoui- plished fact. On Monday, February 17, the first passenger train was run through from Xahului to Haiku, and the line was then opened to traffic. The trains are now run; ning to the district, and many pas sengers'have already made the trip. The freight trains are carrying large quantities of general mer- , chandise to Haiku and way sta tions, and the system is now in full swing. The construction of the Haiku extension of the Kahului Railroad was carried to a successful conclu sion through the efforts of Super intendent J. N. S. Williams, of the company. The engineering problems were many, and the big gulch at Maliko had to be bridged. The bridge is the highest in the territory and also the longest. The Kahului Railroad intends to start running Sunday trains in the near future. It is felt that the time has come when every facility "f should be given the country people - to come to "town." The Kahu lui and Wailuku people also feel the need of being able to get away into the country for a few hours. There are now plenty of places to go to on the train, and there is no doubt that the Sunday service will be well patronized. Two or three trains, each way, will probably be run each Sunday. That will give the Pauwela, Haiku, Paia and other people a chance of visjting Wailuku and Kahului. There are many beauty spots around the Pauwela district, and the pineapple fields of that place, and the larger ones of Haiku, will well repay a visit Then there is the wonderful bridge across Maliko gulch. That sight should not be missed by a single resident of Maui Divorce Roads Water Dept. x There will be three divisions in ,py future in the water works depart ment of Maui. Three districts, with superintendents to match, have been proclaimed, and they are as follows: Wailuku, W. E Bal, Jr., salary $80 uer month; La haina, R. P. Hose, salary, $80j Makawao, Alonzo Jackson, salary, $100 per month. These superin tendents are to be put under bonds of $3,000 each. The divorcing of the road de partmeiit from the water works department, came about easily enough, and the change is thought by all interested in the matte, to be for the best. District overseer Bal, who is in charge of both Wailuku and Maka wao, will be relieved of the latter charge at the end of this month He will Jthen devote all his time to the work of Wailuku alone. The Makawao district is to be i divided into two and two overseers ' will be put in charge. The change will, it is believed, make things easier to manage, in future. Tennis Will Be Boosted On Monday evening last there was a meeting of those Wailuku people who are fond of amateur sports of all sorts. Many people who 1 got attend the meeting, still took an interest in the matter and they have asked to be kept in touch with the movement. The meeting was held in the gymna sium, and was well attended. The Waihiku Gymnasium Club has. a committee that attends to all kinds of 'Sports. This was recog nized by those present at the meet ing on Monday evening, and all that was done was to appoint a sub-committee that will investigate different proposed forms of sport, and the probabilities of establishing the same. The committee will then report back to the regular commit tee of the gymnasium. There was a great deal of talk about vtennis, and it was easily seen that that popular branch of sport is highly thought of as an outdoor stunt. The probabilities are that tenuis will be taken up properly in Wailuku, and that matches will be played against Paia, Puunene and Kahului, in the near future. The committee appointed to look into matters is as follows: C. E. Myers (chairman), W. S. Chilling- worth, Ad. Chislett, George H. Cummings and John Nelson. Besides tennis, bowling, swim ming aiid running, there was men tion of other branches of sport. These may be taken up later on but, at the present time, all efforts are being directed to establishing a tennis club for Wailuku. The mat ter of a diving board for the swim ming pool was also brought up, and steps will be taken to obtain this very necessary apparatus There is plenty of available material for many sports in Wai: luku, and it only needs a concerted effort by those who take an inter est in athletics to get things going properly in this town. Telephone Cos. May Combine That a deal will be consummated in the near future that will hand the control of thn local telephone company to the Mutual Company, is believed by many people.' The directors of the Maui company, however, say that no such proposi tion has been settled yet. There arc many things to consider, and the evident desire of the Mutual company to control all tho tele phonic and wireless service of the group, has led to( tho story of tho proposed merger being bruited about. Tho Ililo telephone company has been merged with tho Mutual, and the manager of the big island con ccrn was on Maui during tho week Mr. Ilumnioll, of tho Honolulu company, was also on Maui. The two experts looked over tho field, and it may bo that they will return before long and make a proposition to the local company. Maui wishes to bo safeguarded against any increase in telephone rates no matter what improve ments may bo installed. Tho auto matic system is hinted at, but everything is in tho air at present The Matsou steamer Hiloiiian arrived in Kahului port on Wednesday. She brought the usual cargo of general freight. DEATHS AND DISASTER RIFE IN CAPITAL CITY Dry Dock Collapse Means Loss of Millions Legislators on Job Carnival Going Strong Shippers Were Worried About Fire on Manna Kea Special Correspondence. HONOLULU, Feb. 20. Surely this week has been ono of fatal and unfortunate accidents in which lives have been lost and property to the value of millions destroyed. Be ginning with Saturday night. Miss Chapman, a venerable and highly respected English spinster, was kill ed by being knocked down by an auto driven by a nialihini male nurse, when she was crossing Nun- nnu aveuue from her own residence to that of her niece, who is the wife of William Williamson, a broker. Following this came the accident to the members of the mechanical staff of tho Star-Bulletin in which one young man lost his life, and his brother suffered a fractured leg. Still another man, a linotypo ope rator, was badly injured by being dashed against the rocks by a mighty wave. Three or four of the Star-Bulletin men have been put Weekly Pay For Laborers From March 1 on, the road and other employees of the county will be paid once a week. The innova tion was decided upon at the meet ing of the board of supervisors held this week. All laborers will receive their wages weekly, and will not have to wait till the end of the month for their pay. The foremen in charge of the many jobs on the roads, etc., will draw the necessary money from either of the banks, each Saturday, and will then pay off his- gang. The foreman has to send in a re port of the work done, to the county clerk, and that official will authorize the drawing of the neces sary funds ffom the bank. At the end of the month the amount drawn must balance with the war rants issued for the particular work. The laborers and casual workers for the county welcome the new idea. In the past they had to wait till the middle of the month follow ingthe one in which they earned the money, to get their legitimate dues. A. K, Stender Passes Away A. K. Stender, one of tho old timers on Maui, died yesterday morning at three o'clock. Ho was the proprietor of the Kahului saloon and was a well known identity. Years ago Mr. Stender lost his right arm through an accident at Wui- kapu. Born in Sweden, about sixty years ago, Mr. Stender was attracted to tho islands many years ago. lie settled on Maui, in tho plantation lino of work, and succeeded very well. Tho funeral was hold yestorday afternoon and there was a largo at tendance. Tho Knights of Pythias, of which tho deceased was a inem bor, attended tho funeral in a body. out of commission but, in spitoofil, the pa per eaino out on time and managed to get olT a third edition containing a brief mention of the big doings at the drydoek at Water town. DOCK DISASTBIi. How it was that the cntiro force at the dry dock managed to escape with their lives is a mystery, or an act of God. I was talking to a likely young chap who was in tho affair up to his neck. Ho was sent for on Sunday afternoon, in town, to go to work as the crib had been pumped out; work was to be resumed Sun day night with the eight o'clock watch. Monday morning work pro gressed as usual, and things looked bright for the finish of a most difiieult piece of work. About two o'clock in tho afternoon conditions changed a trifle and there were in dications of an uprising in the con- Continued on page 3. High Honor For Hawaii Polo Men All Hawaii defeated Boisse City in a polo game on Thursday, by a seore of 14 to 4. It was a famous victory, and All-Hawaii did not have the services of Walter Dilling ham, who was detained at the bed side of his baby who has pneumo nia. Sam Baldwin took Walter's place and played the game of his life. This is not the only good news from the Coast. It is stated on good authority that Hawaii will be represented on the All-Auieircan team, when that four goes up against the rest of the world. That is an honor that was half expected by those who know how the players from Hawaii compared with others from foreign lands, but the general public certainly did not think our players would be so honored. However, the fact remains that either Frank Baldwin or Walter Dillingham will make the All Ainerican team. Hawaii nei is on the polo map of the world, and the English players will carry the news to India and all other places where the Sahib is supreme. New Railroad Tariff Ready On March 1 the new local freight tariff and classification of the Ka hului Railroad will come into efiect. The tariff is now ready and the company will start operations under it next Saturday. The classification is complete, and takes in every possible article that could be shipped over the lines of the railroad company. Shippers are particularly requested to cuter weights or measurements on ship ping receipts, and in all cases to sign same. The tariff schedule is gotten up in fine form and is easy to understand. Fifty Rides For Five Spot School teachers and others will be interested to learn that a change is being made as regards the issu ing of commutation tickets on the lines of the Kahului Railroad sys tem. In future no commutation tickets can be issued, because the Inter-State Commerce law adjudges that such tickets are expressive of class distinction. The Kahului Railroad will can cel all the first and second-class commutation tickets for teachers and school children, and will issue "fifty-ride tickets" at $5 each. This ticket will, in comparison with the old first-class ticket that allowed 21 rides for $2.75, be a lit tle less expensiue while, the same new ticket will be a trifle more ex pensive than the second-class ticket that used to allow 21 rides for $2. The new $5 ticket will be good for all trains, and should become very popular. The change has not been brought about by the Kahu lui company. It has been inti mated to the company that the commutation tickets issued in the past; are not legal, and the change has, therefore, to be made at once. Workmen's tickets will, in the future, have to be used on trains that are intended for workmen. The tickets will not allow work men to travel on any other trains between Kahului and Wailuku. The cost of the workmen's tickets is set at $1.50 for 50 rides. Sad News Of Young Man It will ho learned with regret that J. Whittcn, an employee of the Ka hului Railroad merchandise depart ment, was stricken with what was diagnosed as spinal meningetis, last week. The young man who has only been in the islands for a couple months, caught a cold, after getting .heated up at tennis. IIo thought nothing of the cold, and spent a day up the mountain at the Rev. Mr. Bowdish's home. There, un favorable symptoms became appa rent, and Whittcn was taken to the l'uunene hospital for treatment. Mr. Whittcn came from Southern California to Maui. His people live in New Jersey, and they been cabled regarding the condition of their son. Tho young fellow is a favorite at Kahului and everyone is sorry to hear the sad news. New Boat Club Starts There will bo meeting in the Ban quet Hall of the Masonic Temple on Tuesday evening, February 25, at 7:30 (Central time) for tho pur pose of forming a Rowing and Swimming Club, with head-quarters at Kahului. This new club is being formed for tho purpose of carrying on rowing and representing Maui in tho annual Regatta held in Ho nolulu. Tho new club will take tho place of the rowing branch of the Puunene Athletic Club. The Puunene club will donato tho boats to the new organization, and there is no doubt that tho rowers will continuo to uphold tho honor of Maui in tho same good old style. Filipino Cuts Up Overseer Pioneer Mill Employee Is Almost Murdered By Laborer Narrov Escape From Death. Another crime is laid at the door of the "little brown In-other," so fondly named by Tuft. This time a Portuguese man, Manuel Santos, is lying in the hospital with his head cut open, and a Filipino named Juan Pcriinito , is confined in jail awaiting trial at tho Circuit TJourt. The cutting took place at Lahaina, and the injured man ig an employe of the Pioneer Mill Company. It appears that on Tuesday last a luna named Manuel Santos took out a gang of men to tho cutting field. Among the workers was the Filipino who now is under arrest. "rom the story told by the luna. it seems that the Filipino was a lazy orkcr, and would not trv to keen up with tho rest of the gang. The luna tried jollying tho man alone. and even went as far as to cut cane. side by side with him, in the hopes of increasing tho laborer's stroke. After a while, it is alleged, tho Filipino struck tho hum's arm and caused the cane knife he was using to fall to the ground. The knife was then pounced upon by tho Fili pino, and turned against the owner. One slash was made, and the knifo struck Santos just over thn left ear. The wound inflicted was a deen ono and, if the knife had not been held at an angle, tho luna"s head would have been cut off. As it was. the knife seyorcd part of tho unfor tunate man's ear, and cut deep in to his skull. Santos fell to the ground with blood pouring from his head. The Filipino threw away the knife and ran from the field. Some of tho cane cutters then picked Santos up and conveyed him to the hospital where ho was admit ted for ticatincnt. It was found that ho had had a narrow escape from being murdered, as tho knife had almost cut through to his brain. The would-bo murderer was ar rested in tho town of Lahaina on Tuesday evening. He was brought before tho police court on Wednes day, and was prosecuted by Deputy County Attorney Vincent. The lower court committed Pcriinito to tho Circuit court for trial. Will Extend Maui Hotel W. II. Field, proprietor of the Maui Hotel, lias secured the lease of the land that adjoins his place of business on High street, and he will at once proceed to drain the block and prepare the land for the erection of several cottages. These new buildings will be used in con nection with the hotel and they will be most attractive. The block of laud, which runs right through to Vineyard street, will have plenty of room for the cottages, and also for a tennis court which Mr. Field intends to construct for the use of his guests. The addition to Wailuku will be a noticeable one and the rush of tourists that is expected in the near future will well be catered for. The deal was made possible through the Wailuku Sugar Company's liberality regarding the rental. The company owns the laud and it was leased in order that the town may benefit from the erection of the cottages. The rent is only nominal and the company is content to let it go at that. I A .