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'1111? MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1913.
J. N. K. Keola
Our Honolulu correspondent has
a few remarks to make about Mr
Jas. N. K. Keola's communication
of last week. Now, let "Jimmy'
drop us another line. The coninni
nicnlion from Honolulu is as fol
iUr. iveoia's criticism of any re
marks I mny have made in the let
tor to the News last week re the
late Delegate Wilcox awakens
memories that have enjoyed a Rir
.Van Winkle sleep for more than
two decades. There was no inti
niation from me that Mr. Wilcox
ever showed the white leather nor
could there be. As well might I
refer to the men who fought in the
trenches in Cuba, and have some
uuver-in-thc-war veteran labor un
der the -impression that I had
spoken ol those brave chaps as
cowards. The unpleasantness re
lcrrcd to happened as far back as
1SS9, and the incident may have
been recounted on the street corners
as Mr. Keola suggests. 1 got it
from the late James Hay Wodc
house, British Minister Resident,
and later from the son who has just
died. The story has been given
worm-wide publicity in the press
and, so far as I am aware has never
been contradicted until now, when
Jimmy takes his pen in hand and
dashes off a few lines in the defense
of a man who needed no champion.
Let mo go a little mite further.
About that time, unless memory
fails," Jimmy was doing waterfront
for the Advertiser when the late
H. M. Whitney was editor. It was
about the time Col. Spalding was
installing a plant, in connection
with his sugar mill, for the process
"of refining sugar. In the pursuit of
his duties one day Mr. Keola went
to the waterfront when the steamer
James Makee arrived from Kauai
and in his search for items inquired
of Captain Macauley the news from
the Garden Island. "Nothing do
ing," the captain assured him.
"But about the refined sugar?"
The captain said ho had brought
but one bag and it was for the
agents, Brewer & Co. Jimmy im
portuned him for a sample and the
captain went below to get a small
one, returning with a paper contain
ing the contents of two salt eellers.
Jimmy with his prize went to the
Advertiser office and Mr. Whitney
did not know he was stung until
his tongue touched the white gra
nules of salt. There is no sugges
tion that Jimmy was over zealous;
he just fell for a good thing.
Heavy rains have brightened the
faces and increased the smiles of
the Maui planters and ranchers.
The rains have been accompanied
by strong winds, but that feature
cannot be objected to much, as long
as the water flows.
On Sunday last the rain came in
from the north and gave Paia,
Kahultii and Wailuku a good dren
ching. The rain fell in torrents
for a while and lasted for some
time. Many auto parties and
people in rigs were caught and wet
through before they could reach
shelter. Still, even those people
wore a happy smile, for the rain
was badly needed in some localities.
The upcountry people watched
the rain coming in from the sea and
hoped that tljey would be favored
With a shower or two. Many of the
pineapple ranchers and some others
above Haiku, report having a good
down fall. On the whole the rain
has done an immense lot of good
and the prospects of a fairly wet
"winter" seem bright.
(Continued from page I )
position of the one time president
of the Board of Health, he will bo
a pretty fair official. I do not
mean fair in the- general acceptance
of the term, but as marking a do
greo of fitness.
Since beginning this letter mat
ters in the case of Mrs. Welch who
is accused of borrowing overmuch
money from the Madeiros person
have taken a turn. It seems she
sworo on the stand that Madeiros
owed her money and that she knew
nothing of anything but a four him
dreel dollar note which she held
against him. - Mnduiros' former em
ployer, Mr. McChcsnoy, swore Urn
he saw nine notes in her hand
writing signed by her, and endorsee
by Madeiros, the sum total of whicl
was more than seventeen hundred
dollars. And there is where the
rub is. I heard an attorney say yes
terday that the matter would likely
go to the territorial grand jury, and
the woman be charged with perjury
What there may bo in the black
mail business will undoubtedly be
brought out at that time and, in
the interval, I can imgano I see the
shakes in the legs of a half dozen
men in Honolulu. In one of her
letters she mentioned McDufilo as
if he did not have troubles enough
at this time. I saw him on the
street yesterday and he looked as
care-free as ever. The deputy at
torney general is still in the orchard
looking for sweet lemons and, glory
be, I don't believe ho will find them.
Real financiers here are wonder
ing what kind of figuring the super
visors on Hawaii did to reach the
conclusion that the Bank 'owed the
county .only a trifle over forty
thousand dollars. The full amount
would have been easv to tret if
had been placed in Harry
Mills' hands. I understand the
supers" are each under moral or
financial obligations to the bank
ind, for that reason, were easy to
wnyiver. lint there will bo more
to follow, only in another way and
the county will probably bo the
better oil by several thousand dollars
in consequence. It is well, in my
opinion, that the county had this
experience so early in its existence;
it may be a profitable one. What
Hawaii County has gone through
other countries in the Territory may
lave an opportunity to experience;
they may be 'experiencing it now
but in the absence of a correct and
close audit are ignorant of the in
side working of the system.
After all there may be a delay in
the building of the great office
structure opposite ths Young. When
it was announced that it would take
several weeks for the Trust to com
plete the financing of the operation,
some people wondered, because they
were under the impression that ,the
big Trust could fix it in a few
minutes. Another setback is the
fact that Mr. Traphagcn left im
mediately after the plans were said
to have been accepted, a circum
stance that would not have happen
ed if the work was to begin at once.
There is no sign of activity on the
lot. Portions of it arc being used
by the contractors for the Hawaii
Trust building, on the site of the
old Bulletin headquarters, but be
yond that there is nothing doing.
FBV SOLDIKUS OO.
Retail merchants report more
activity among the sates staff and
there are signs that confidence is
being restored. The Mexican diffi
culties have caused nothing more
than a feoling of curiosity on the
part of all but the military, because
there is a good deal of speculation
as to what Wilson will do when it
comes to a show down. The dread
that Oahu would lose its present
source of income was settled yostcr
day, when it was announced that,
at the most, only the cavalry would
go to the front in the cvont of open
hositilities. With an almost entire
absent of dividends from sugar, ,
taking away tho po'diers would cer
tainly put tho kibosh on trade pro
Willio Kinney is reported in San
Francisco to bo gathering up legal tal
out for his promised fight with "A J
BM on account of tho supposed neg
lect in the management of tho
McBrydo plantation. Thcro is some
curiosity felt among the lawyers to
know where tho fuse will toucl
Confidence- in A it B" has not been
distubed by Mr. "Kinney's actions,
nor will it bo; tho company, is too
strongly fixed here, too much a part
of the commercial side of the city,
to bo affected by any such trivial
threats. In the meantime, McBiyde
in common with every other stock
on the market is down, and the
holders of shares wait for a rise so
Ihoy may get out. I heard a man
say the other day that the best stock
on tho the market today is Hawaii
an Agricultural and it being said
by a man who is putting all of his
money into the stock and, also, by a
man who knows sugar land values,
I am willing to take his opinion.
Major Sydney Cloman, tho Pana
ma Exposition Commissioner, who
passed through Honolulu a few
weeks ago, is now in Sydney, N. S.
Wales, in tho interest of the big
1915 fair. His wife, who is a much
traveled woman, has tho following
to say about the land of the Southern
Cross and tho people who live there:
"Our husbands are travelling on
business, but we arc accompanying
them purely for pleasure." said
lurs. oioman, ana i am sure we
T..- -II l l -r
are going to get a lot of pleasure
out of the trip, for it has begun so
.appny. uur voyage across was
delightful and already we have fallen
in love with your city. I have al
ways heard of Sydney Harbour as
the loveliest in the world, but it
is beyond all my expectations.
As wo emtio through the Heads on
Monday afternoon, there was a dark
bank of cloud making a wonderful
background to the red roofs and
green trees that opened up around
eacn point as we passed, it was
ike a Whistler nocturne. They
said that we should wait to sec the
harbour when it is blue, but I can
not imagine a more lovely colour
scheme than that which met us first.
1 know at once I was going to
ike your town; and, as soon as we
stepped ashore, I felt at home. Theiu
is just the same bustle and air of
prosperity in the streets as in any
go-head American town. One strange
note I noticed, the big waggons
loaded with hides and wool intend
ed for transport. It was a charac
teristic touch of your country at
once; but tor every thiiic else we
might have almost been in our own
'Next to tho harbour, the thing
that has impressed mo most in this
short time is your women. When wo
went into dinner at tho hotel last
night, I thought I had never seen a
more brilliant dining-room in any
part of the world. All tho men and
women in evening dress1, and all so
beautifully dressed it might have
been London or New York. And how
fine-looking most of the women arol
So handsome and tall, and with
such a splendid carriage. I under
stand it was a special night, and
that mo3t of them were going on to
tho big ball, but I can tell you that
we, who had not got our luggage,
felt horribly dowdy."
Sunday November 9, 1913, ser-
vicos at the Church of the Good Shep
hord Sunday School at 10 a. m.;
Morning Prayer at 11 a. in.; Rev. J.
Chas. Villicrs, rector, will preach.
Mrs. Villiers will preside at organ.
Special music by choir. Puunene,
Evoning Prayor at 7 : 30 p.m. , all are
Ifrank Howes, the wfl known auto
mobile salesman, is on Maul on a busi
Judge C. C. Conrndt, of Molokal, was
in Wailuku last Wednesday lor a busi
W. A. Ramsay, of Honolulu, wns re
gistered at the Maul Hotel during the
Taxes should be paid before next Sat
urday, or else a ten per ceut penalty will
have to be borne.
A baby boy has arrived at the home of
John l'unohu, the well known employee
of the Maul Soda Works.
Attorney Murphy is back in Wailuku
after whining his case, regarding the
Ferguson girl, hi Honolulu.
Sheriff Ciem Crowell paid a flying
visit to Honolulu during the week aud
returned on Wednesday last.
George Cooper, of Hana, has been in
Honolulu for some days and will probab
ly return to Maui next week.
M. II. Renter, one tfme tax assessor at
Hana, and also an attorney at law, died
at his home town on Monday last.
George Wilbur, head luna of the Wai
luku division of tbe Wailuku Sugar Co.,
is back aUwork after a vacation spent at
The official opening of tbe Lahahia
Arlnory promises to bo a big affair and n
large crowd is expected to attend the
Deputy County Attorney Vincent went
down to Honolulu on a rush trip last
Monday and returned to Wailuku on
"Pop" Heuning was in town during
the week, and he reported that his pine
apple ranch is looking well and getting
Mrs. H. Streubeck and her daughter,
Miss Anna Streubeck, arrived yesterday
morning. They have' been away from
Wailuku for two years or so.
The Catholic Ladies Aid Society's
bazaar is to be held today in the Armory,
and a splendid assortment of fancy arti
cles is to be seen on the tables.
The grand old tree that stood for so
Early so you can post thom on time.
Tho cards this year aro more beautiful
than over before and aro cheaper, grade
for grade, than last year.
5e., 10c., 15c., 20c, 25c. each, and up.
For wrapping your Christmas bundles
you will need Tinsel cord and Chrismas
Seals. The Seals come in two sizes,
Wo have also some very pretty Christ
mas boxes for mailing small gifts and
some neat and Christmassy Labels.
HAWAIIAN NEWS CO., Ltd.
tbe Tirst national Bank
Now Open Fop Business
Commercial and Savings Deposits
Domestic and Foreign Exchange
Fire, Life, Accident and Marino Insurance
C. II. COOKE; President
many years hi the grounds of the Church
of the Good Shepherd, has been felled
aud many people regret the fact.
Mrs. Helen Sinclair Robinson, of
Makawcli, Kauai, is dead. She came to
the islands over forty years ago and was
the owner of the island of Nllhau.
The two old men who arc charged
with an abominable crime, have been
committed to the grand jury, which will
be summoned next week to take up the
Dr. Russell, the well known dentist
has been on Maui for some time paste
He will be at Paia, November 11-24, ad
patients will be able to find him at the
T. C. Glade and wife arc visiting with
their daughter Mrs. I,. M. Weinzheimc
of Lahahia. The party, including Mr,
Wcinzheiuier, took a run over to Wai
luku this week. .
The Maui bowlers have hod an up-hill
fight, so far, as the team has had hard
luck with splits, which have dropped
many a score down, that looked good up
till the fifth or sixth frame.
rreil bnutli, wlio some years o. was
manager of the local butchering bus!
ncss, died in Honolulu this week. Fred
was a great sportsman and had friends
all over the group. R. I. P.
Charlie Collins is now settled on his
pineapple farm, and is working hard to
cet his crop Koing properly. He has
placed his Honolulu saddlery business in
the hands of a manager for the time be
The Mauna Kca met with rough seas
while on the voyage from Honolulu to
Maui on Wednesday last. The good
ship behaved very well, however, aud
was only an hour or so late in arriving at
the Maui ports.
The following new books have been
received at the Maui Library: Desert
Gold, Grey Zauc; I'ool and His Money,
McCutchcon; Pollyanna, Porter; Story of
Waitstill Baxter, Wiggiu; Woman Thou
Gavesl Me, Caine.
Kauuiaua Wine Is a' product of the
"Big Island," and is absolutely pure. J,
G. Serrao is the wine expert of IIllo aud
his winery is famous all over the group
Kaumana Wine may be obtained from
all dealers, nr ilirert frnm file winerv.
The new pastor of the Church of the
Good Shepherd arrived on Wednesday
W. O. AIKEN, Asst. Cashier
last and was brought over from.Lahnlna
by Mr. C, D. Lufkin. Mr. and Mrs.
Villiers declare themselves ns delighted
with what they have already seen of
James H. Hakuolc, the well known
Japanese-Hawaiian interpreter, and who
was formerly connected with the Dul
letin, Is on Maui with C. S. K. dishing
ham, who is collecting data and coin
from Japanese who desire to get certifi
cates of Hawaiian birth.
Judge Kingsbury returned from Hono
lulu on Wednesday. He went down in
connection with the Ferguson habeas
corpus matter. Hit girl, Rose Ferguson,
was released from the Reform Sclu
and is now back at Haiku with li
young husband and foster father.
Miss Lida Crickard is said to be in
danger of being sued by T. W. Ferguson
for damages said to have been sustained
through Miss Crickard having obeyed an
order of the Court and taking Rose
Figuera, a Porto Rican girl, as a depend
ent child, into her care aud custody.
Ah Mou, a Chinese who was arrested
at Waihec and then turned loose by a
police officer, sued him for 300 damages
for assault and battery. He was repre
sented by Attorney Murphy while the
police officer was defended by the County
Attorney. A verdict for the defendant
was returned by the jury.
"Hawaii's Sentinel," the new military
weekly paper, is out and the first issue,
which came to hand the other day,
shows what a real newspaperman can do
when he gets a chance. Will Sab in, the
editor, is a first-class news gatherer and
writer, and he is to be congratulated on
his work on the new paper.
There was a meeting of the Maui
Athletic Association last night, and at it
the matter of arranging to send., a ball
team to Honolulu for the Mid-Pacific
Carnival week, was taken up. The invi
tation of the carnival committee was
accepted, and Maui will be represented
by the strongest team that can be got
At the Catholic Bazaar today the fol
lowing program will be played by the
Paia Band: Part 1. March, Triumph,
McCosh; Waltz, Delia, Raymond; Sere
nade, Mozart; Overture, Elsuiorc, Mc
Cosh; Galop, Elida, Beethoven. Fart 2.
Cfrand March, Snowberger; Two-Step,
Maui No La Ka Oi, Ua Like no a Like,
arranged by Father Francis; March, Al
bion, Mozart; March, Lonsdale, Ray
mond; America; Hawaii Ponoi; Aloha Oe.
Eggs for Hatching-, Day-Old
Chicks, Young, Laying aud
Breeding- Stock. Our birds are
trap-nested, pedigreed, standard
and line bred. Custom hatching.
Fancy Table Eggs and Poultry.
Write for price list. Visit our plant.
COURT VALLEY ISLAND NO. 9239, A. 0. F.
Renular meetings held at "Castle
Hall," Wailuku, on First aud Third
Thursdays of each month. Visiting
Brothers cordially invited.
JOHN IS. GARCIA, C. R.
J. S. MEDEIROS, F. S.
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier
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