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is Best for the News If you wish Prosperity Advertise in the News W- W- mm.: I life .i i' V i.;Vl 4 VOLUME XX How Bridge MalikolIaiku Gulches Were Spanned By Men Who Know Their Work Thoroughly. Now that the Haiku extension of the Knhului Railroad is completed, vnnd the two high bridges arc already ban-vine the trains across the Maliko Were uilt sS6a&- "and Haiku gulches, some mention l-C'?anif'St!K "... . it ii i i ii i of the men who inci tilings" aim the manner in which they worked, is in order. The rapid fashion in which the Maliko bridge highest in the terri tory was erected, is the wonder of the community. The huge struc ture was finished and had trains running over it, just sixty days after the work was started 1 The , steel used in this bridgo weighed 934 tons, and skilled men from New York did the work in record time. The "job" ran along without the slightest hitch, and the greatest credit is due to the constructors, Messrs. Hamilton & Chambers, the man who laid out and supervised the foundations, James C. Foss, Jr., and to, Superintendent P..V. Shotts with his skilled artisans. The concrete foundations wcro laid out and constructed by James C. Foss, Jr , chief engineer of tho Knhnlni Railroad Comnanv. Tho bridges were erected under the superintendence of Mr. P. V. Shotts, assisted by the following ironworkers who, at ono time or Continued on page 2. Freitas Did Crude Work Louis Frestas, the youth who passed a check that had been raised from 65 to $10, in a very crude fashion, was sentenced to one year's jail on Thursday at the La haina Police Court. The lad, who was arrested by wireless, upon ar rival' in Honolulu and brought back, will serve his time at the Wailuku jail. The whole affair was. silly, and the lad who passed the check was not the one who raised the vouch er by five dollars. It was brought out during the hearing at the police court that the youth who has been sentenced, was paid for some work done for Wireless operator Ralston. A check for five dollars was given him, and with that in his possess ion he went down town. Meeting a lad named Silva, Freitas asked the latter to change the word "five" to "ten" in the body of the check. This Silva did and then, in lead pencil, the figure five was crossed out and ten substituted. The pair tried in a dozen Chi nese stores to cash the check but without success. Then, eventually, a trusting Japanese was found, who handed over ten dollars for the piece of paper. Freitas at once boarded the steamer 4or Honolulu as he wanted to see the Floral Parade. He, how ever, will be in ample time for next year's parade if, he gets any al lowance for good behavior while in jail. Silva, who is described by Dep uty County Attorney Vincent, to be rather simple, will be proceeded against also, and his case will come up later on. Freitas was lucky in being tried for obtaining money under false pretenses, instead o being charged with a more serious offense. Will Erect New Plant Within a short time from now the Haiku Fruit and Packing plant at Haiku will be; doubled in capacity. A new cannery, twice as largo as the . ;t one, will bo erected and modern machinery from new models will be installed. Tho new cannery will bcsa little mauka of the present big "factory," and tho building will a two story ono. When in full blast the now cannery will bo cap able of turning out 600,000 cases of canned pines, per annum, and it will also handle all the "by pro ducts'' of the concern. The extension of the lands put under pines has made tho enlarge ment of the packing plant a neces sity. The Haiku homesteaders will will all soon have pines to sell, and every day a larger area is coming under cultivations. The new cannery will be located a little highcr-toward the mountains than tho present plant. It will be up-to-date in ecry respect, and tho railroad tracks will run right into the warehouses and then back along a loop" to tho main track. Incoming goods, such as wood for cases, tin for cans, and the many other needed articles, will bo hand led from the freight cars in tho best possible manner. The cases of fruit will be also shipped direct from tho cannery by freight trains. The old scheme was to cart tho pine3 from Haiku to Paia, a distance of seven miles by road. Tho Haiku cannery is running two days a week now, and is finish ing up the last season's crop When pines are not being canned the workmen and women are busy making cans fqr the coming crop, which is expected to be the largest on record. The pineapple fields around the Haiku district are looking fine, and the prospects of a heavy crop next season are bright. Tho homcstead- ors are putting in good work, and the homes that they are erecting are a credit to Maui. Hilo Team Can't Come It will be heard with regret that the tennis team from. Hilo cannot come to Maui next month. D. C. Lindsay has received word to that effect, and the match is all off for the present. Hdwover, thero is every prospect of the team coming over for the regular August tourna ment at Puuneno. Should the Hawaii team come along in August, thero will be an added interest in tho annual tour nament. Tho Honolulu players will bo here, as usual, and the matches will assitmo a three-cornered aspect. Maui will havo another good ten nis player after March 15. T. D. Collins, one-time of Kwa, Oahu, is coining to bo assistant, bookkeeper for the Wailuku Sugar Company. Ho plays a good gamo of tennis and is keen on tho sport. Ho learned the gamo at Kwa, and ho and tho O'Dowda lads have had many a hard tussle on he plantation courts. Collins also did well on tho Hono lulu courts when competing in sonio of tho open tournaments. The addition to the Wailuku bank is being rapidly proceeded with, and the work will soon be fiuishee. Another bookkeeper is being sought, as the busi ness at the bank is increasing so rapidly. WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., LEGISLATURE GETTING DOWN SLOWLY TO WORK Bigoted Laws Proposed by Tourist" Causes Controversy Sunday Barbers May be Allowed Hotels Not Crowded (Special Correspondence.) HONOLULU, Feb. 27. That which the people in Honolulu, whether str.mgers or cits., have been looking for, has flitted by and remains only a memory. But it was a great treat to all, from the landing of Kamehaineha to the breaking up of Roaring Camp. It is settled, practically, that the land ing stunt shall be an annual be cause it interested more of the tour ists than did the parade of Deuni son bedecked autos. John Wise seems to have gone into an old picture gallery and selected subjects to take part in the affair, and the native women were as we read of them in old days when weight was no bar but rather an attribute of beauty. But that was before the days of tight dresses. In fact there were women taking part in the landing who would have filled any skirt so it would have appeared tight to the onlooker. You will ock Found Farther Out It has been discovered fliat the reef, or rather rock, that the Claudiue scraped against a couple of weeks ago, is not properly chart ered on the old maps. The survey now being conducted by the offi cers of the U. S. Survey ship Pat terson, has developed that fact. The Patterson has been working around the coast of Maui for some time past and, among other duties, the charting of the "Cameron Rock," as the projecting reef is called, was proceeded with. It was found that the rock is farther off shore than was supposed. The Patterson has gone to Hono lulu, but three officers and five men were left behind at Hana to go ahead with the sounding and charting of the bay. This work is being proceeded with by a launch party, and by the time the Patter son returns from Oahu, most of the inside harbor work will be completed. "LlWrClub s Started Next Wednesday evening a long felt want will be filled by the start ing up of the first contest of the Wailuku business-mens' club. The tired business man can go down to the gymnasium and take hold right away of a proposition that will soon make him feel as fit as a two year old colt. Bowling will be the dope and, after some of the "T. B. M." have rolled 'em along for an hour or so, there will be some reduction in weight to be recorded. A ten pin tournament will be the first stunt pulled off by the "T. B. M." and that should provide some fun and good sport. The membership of the club is going ahead in leaps and bounds, and all those who are thinking of joiuing had better turn up at the Wailuku gymnasium on Wednes day evening next. SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1913. Makekau and Baker "The I see their uictures in the Gazette this week. PINH PARADE. The floral parade was as good as the best, it is said, and better than some that have been given. The military section was larger and the stunts that were pulled off at Ka piolani Park rather better than were ever seen here. Some of them were really dangerous in the eyes of those who are not familiar with such things. Crowds almost filled the park, and it was long after dark before the cars could relieve the section of its numbers. But the railway service was as good as would be found anywhere and much credit is due the company for the management of it. ABOUT PORD. The first gun in the program of attractions was the presentation of the Tourist by K. P. Irwin and Will Sabin. Milther wrote the (Continued on page 3.) Extension Of Breakwater Work on tho extension of tho Kahului breakwater began last Mon day. The job will bo rushed to a conclusion, and the benefit derived from the addition of 75 feet to the structure will soon bo noticed. Tho contract, which was awarded to the Kahului Railroad, by tho War De partment, will call for the expendi ture of no less a sum than $15,000. The present breakwater will end when tho seventy-five feet arc added to its length, and then it is hoped that the other wing from tho Wai luku side will be constructed. The matter is now beforo Congress, and tho engineers have surveyed and charted the proposed line. It will bo remembered that when Secretary- Fisher was here, the breakwater was brought to his at tention. Although he will soon be out of ollico it is felt that whatever influence ho can wield will be used to tho advantago of the Kahului harbor improvements. Paia Tennis Tennis is on the boom every where, and at Paia the regular tournament for the Richardson cup is now under way. Ten men are battling it out for the honors and, as each man has to play the other, the matches stretch out for some weeks. The Richardson cup is a handi cap affair, and the players are rated anew before each tournament. A W. Collins is the present holder of the trophy and, as the cup has to be won twice by the same' man, he has one leg in" for the prize. The Paia courts are in great de mand uow-a-days, and the players are getting into good form. That is good, as Maui wonts the beet possible players to be in form for the Inter-Island tournament of August next. Cup Play uty Does Good Work Deputy Sheriff Ferriora mado n clever capture last Monday, when 10 took into custody a Japanese who confessed to robbing a house in ono of the Wailuku Sugar Com pany's camps. Tho robbery was committed on January 31, and the sum of money taken amounted to 8105. A watch was also stolen at the same tune, llns article lias not been recovered, and tho Japanese declares that he threw it away into a cane field. The money was, how ever, reeovered-twentv dollars on the man's person, and the balance buried in a hole at the graveyard. Deputy Sheriff Ferriera had a hunch that the Japanese was the man who committed tho robbery in January. He knew that the man only worked a couple of days in the month, and yet had plenty of money to spend. That fact was suspicious enough and, late on Monday last, the officer dropped in to see tho Japanese. In answer to a question as to whether he had any money in his possession or not, the man replied that he had, and dug up twenty dollars in gold. Tho deputy then got busy, and closely questioned the man with the result that, alter a little pressure was brought to bear, a confession as to the robbery was obtained, and the Japanese led the way to the place where the balance of tho money was hidden. The man was arrested and will appear in court in due time. The fact that tho money was recovered, is a feather in tho cap of the deputy sheriff, and he is receiving congra tulations on his smart bit of detec tive work. ains Run Tomorrow Tomorrow the first Sunday train will be run over tho tracks of the Kahului Railroad Company, and tho journey will be from Wailuku to Haiku, Tho company is starting in light away to cater for the tra veiling public, and the scenery on the new extension of its road is such Unit thero is no doubt that there will be a big traffic over tho line be foro long. The Haiku extension runs right up to tho Haiku pineapple cannery, and the people who take the country trip will be able to visit tho pack ing plant. The officials are always ready to allow visitors to view tho canning process, and tho sight is a very interesting one. The different operations that aro performed by machinery arc won dorful and the pines, from tho lime they aro cut in the field, till they aro packed away in assorted sizes of cans, aro treated in the most econo mical way possible. Tho country people will now have a chance of coming to Wailuku more frequently than in the days of rigs and surreys-or even automobiles. It is felt that the country people and tho town folk will become- better acquainted and that the result will bo all for the improvement of Maui in gcnoral. The schedulo of Sunday trains is advertised, and it is expected that tomorrow a largo party will make the journey out to seo tho two big bridges and tho pineapple cannory Tho latter, of course, shuts down on Sundays, but tho bridges aro well worth seeing and tho rest of tho ino is also very picturcsquo. Dep unday Tr NUMBER 3 Excursionists Visit Haiku Dig Maliko Gulch Is Inspected and Bridge Is Admired Fine Road Completed. On Monday last there was a fine excursion made over the Haiku c"x- tension of the Kahului Railroad.j About twenty people, who happened- to be near Kahului, were invited to step aboard the inspection train that was ready to steam out on a special trip. The party was a jolly one and included both local peoplo and visitors to Maui. A start was made from Kahului at two o'clock, ahd. the train ran out through the cane fields of tho II. C. & S. Co. and the Maui Agri cultural Company, to the big Mali ko gulch where the highest bridgo 111 the territory spans tho huge ravine. The train traveled slowly over the bridge, and the passengers had a good opportunity to view tho structure. From tho bridgo deck to the bed of tho gulch, the height is 231 feet and, looking down between the iron work, tho distance seems even more. Tho bridge is constructed Of the best steel, and the sides arc so guarded that even should a train become derailed, thero would bo no toppling over into tho kuIcIi so manv feet below. A few hundred feet farther on than tho Maliko bridgo, another bridge is found. This spans tho Haiku gulch and is 125 feet high. The engineers could havo avoided the second bridge by crossing Mali ko lower down but that would have meant a long detour after wards to attain the grade that would lead to Haiku. It was, therefore, thought better to cross Maliko high er up, and to then span the Haiku gulch by another bridge. The deepest cut on the road is located near the Haiku bridge. A Continued on Page 2. Harrow Escape From Death On Sunday last there was a nar row escape from a fatal accident on tlu lao Valley road. An automo bile was overturned and three men wcro thrown under it. Only tho fact that tho radiator was resting on a big rock, prevented one, or per haps two men, from being killed. It appeals that at five o'clock on Sunday afternoon last, E. Bruno, the well known engineer, was pro ceeding up the lao road to his homo at Kapaniwai. Ho is said to havo just reached the sharp turn in tho road above tho pipeline, when an other car driven by II. Smytho, of Paia, caino down tho road and mado tho turn. Although thero was no head-on collision, tho down coming car scraped along tho run ning board of tho Bruno car, and tho result was that Smythe's car toppled over the bank and turned turtle. In tho Smytho car wero tho driver, and two othors. All three men were pinned down undor the overturned car and, for a while, it looked as if they woro killed. How ever, help was soon ronderod, and tho men wero removed from thoir dangorous position. Ono passenger, Adlor, was badly bruised but an other, Robinson, escaped injury. Tho Smytho car was pretty well wrecked, and had to be towed to a garago. Tho Bruno car was unitir jured oxcopt for a littlo paint being scraped off.