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" ' NUMBER 55 ' S
Supervisors Transact Much
Pursuant to n call issued by all of
the members of .thn board of Super
visors the entire board met in the
ollico of the County Clerk Saturday
morning for the purpose of appoint
ing road overseers and the transac
tion of other needed business.
Supervisor W. P. Ilaia moved the
suspension of the rules and that the
mattorof appointing the road over
seers lie taken up. This motion was
seconded by T. T. Meyer and car
Ilaia moved the apiHrintment of
P. Witrock as road overseer for
liana. The motion was seconded
by Meyer and carried.
Ilaia moved the appointment of
F. Somerfeld as road overseer for
Wailuku. The motion was second
ed by Meyer. T. 15. Lyons moved
the appointment of Thomas Clark
as road overseer which motion was
seconded by Kauhi. The vote was
strictly a party vote and was deeid
ed by the chair in favor of Sotnmer-
Ilaia nominated Decoto for La-
haina which nomination was second
. cd by Meyer. Kauhi nominated
Philip Palis which nomination was
seconded by Lyons. The chair voted
with .Ilaia and Meyer and Decoto
was appointed. t -
T. T. Meyer, nominated J. II.
Mahoo as road overseer for Molokai.
This nomination was seconded by
.Haiti. Lyons nominated Paia Naki
wlu'ch nomination was seconded by
Kauhi.' The chair decided in favor
of the Republican instead of Naki.
When the matter of the bonds for
the various ollicers came up for con
sideration Chairman W. F. Pogue
gave notice that he would not servo
under resolution number 82 which
made each supervisor coresponsible
with the road overseer of his dis-
trict. He said that the. road work
should be in the hands of the road
.overseer and that that officer should
be responsible to the Hoard for his
acts but that the individual super
visors should not butt in on work
of that kind.
T ho bonds of Keliinoi and Groves,
were received and accepted.
A communication from County
Attorney J. L. Coke was read and
ho was. excused from attendance at
the special meeting of the board.
A resolution was introduced by
. Ilaia requiring each road overseer to
file his bond and oath of oflico with
the County Clerk not later than the
next regular meeting of the board.
At this point Supervisor Lyons
registered a kick because of the re
ceipt of a written opinion from the
County Attorney. He objected to
the, reading of the opinion. Chair
man Pogue stated that he had not
seen the opinion nor knew any thing
of its nature. lie said that' he, as
an ollicer had requested an opinion
from the County Attorney and that
he had a right to request an opinion.
Lyons said that ho objected to any
member requesting an opinion. lie
said that any opinion requested
should be done by the. lioard and
not by a single member. At this
novel statement there was a general
smilo. The opinion was gotten rid
of in a most unusual way. After a
part 6f the communication was read
tlio wholo thing was'liled and it is
moro than probable that none of the
meinberH of the bound know to this
day the nature of at least a part of
Two conmiunications'weent the
Judge Kingsbury Prepares
for March Term.
Court was convened Saturday
morning for the purpose of selecting
jurymen for the March term. This
was one of the first oflicial acts of
the new judge.
The personelle of the jury is as
II. I. Shoemaker, D. K. Pokipala,
Jerry Burns, II. A. Raid win, A. C.
Retts, Henry Smith, Sain Alo,
A. Ferreira, F. F. Raldwin, J. C.
Freas, A. Aalberg, II. R. Penhallow,
A. Gross, John Chalmers, Charles
Knackstedt, Moses Waiwaiolo, E.
II. Ezera, Horace Kekumu, Win.
Cockett, George Copp, John E.
Tavares, L. M. Rennett Keahi.
James M. Ilennessy, E. A. Wat
son, E. W. Russell, Win. Miner, S.
K. Kekahuna, Carl Sommerfeld, J.
P. Foster, George Stevenson, Charles
Ilealy, George R. Lindsay, Gus
Thorsen, George W. Wilbur, George
W. Stephen, W. A. Sparks, Philip
Pali, A.J. Paresa,.Jr.tW. L. Hardy,
W. S. Mountcastle, W. R. Patterson,
Charles O'Sullivan, E. A. Peck, V.
L. Roeck, Alonzo Jackson, T. Bur-
lcm, G. A. Hansen, F. S. MePhier
The grand jury is called for the
17th instant. anil4he trial jury for
the 22nd instant.
board by the County Attorney were
Wailuku, Maui, T. II., Feb. 2i,
To the Honorable Hoard of Super
visors of the County of Maui, Terri
tory of Hawaii, Wailuku, Maui.
In response to your verbal request
for an opinion from me as to the
legality of the special meeting pro
posed to be hejd by you upon this
date, I beg to say that assuming the
facts to be that this meeting was
called by the Chairman of your
Hoard, and not by a majority of the
Board, and further assuming it to
bo that neither tlio County Clerk of
the County of Maui, nor any deputy
County Clerk is at present within
the County of Maui, I am of the
opinion that such meeting is not
legally called, and that the transac
tion of any business by your Hoard
at such meeting would be null and
Section (Hi of the County Act pro
vides inter alia as follows:
"Tho Hoard shall hold regular
meetings and it
shall call such special meetings, as
may be necessary for tho public wel
fare." ' ,
It clearly appears that this does
not confer authority upon any one
member of tho Hoard the . right to
call a special meeting. All special
meetings must be called by the
Hoard, and as I take" it meaning a
majority of the Hoard. The call for
the meeting not being conformable
to the provisions of the section just
cited, no business can be legally
transacted at said meeting.
The absence of the Clerk or any
deputy, in my opinion, also would
invalidate the proceedings of the
Hy Section 71 of tho County Act
thi' County Clerk is mado ex-otlicio
clerk of the Hoard of Supervisors,
and as such, among other things,
shall "Record all proceedings of the
Hoard. Make full entries of all their
resolutions and decisions on all quos-
Continuud oif l'age 6.
Loved by All
Rev. Dr. Edward Griffin Heck
with of llamakuapoko who died at
Paia hospital during tho early morn
mg of the 3rd was universally be
loved for liis good works, his high
character, his purity of mind, his
nobility of soul.
He loved his fellowmen and they
loved him whether as teacher.
preacher, or citizen.
As a citizen he loved his country
much, was intensely patriotic. Ik
was always desirous to exercise the
right of suffrage esteeming it not
only a duty but a pleasure.
No one of his congregation can
ever forget the eloquence of his
Thanksgiving sermons ,in praise of
his native land; nor can any of his
'auditors fail to remember his
patriotic address delivered at Paia
church at the public reception to
Senator Cullom and Congressman
As a teacher he was unexcelled.
He was the second president of
Oahu College and did much in
educating and training many of the
prominent men of the Territory.
Hon. II. P. Baldwin and his con
temporaries in Hawaii nei, the
children of the Hawaiian mission,
were educated by Dr. Beckwith at
He was the minister of a church
in the .Mission District of San Fran
cisco of tho Central Union church
of Honolulu, and of the Makawao
Union church. As a preacher as
well as a speaker he was most
eloquent. He was simple and direct
in his theology and in his methods
of thought. He was not . ah ex
ponent of the higher criticism and
had little liking for
philosophical .thought as
In his beliefs he was orthodox but
not bigoted. Ho was a line type of
the New England Puritan which he
was by birth and training. His
teitderness, his sympathy, hisehavj
ty for the weakness of human nature
were predominating traits of charac
ter. "With malice toward none and
charity for all" especially "applied
to Dr., Beckwith.
In his social life he exhibited the
courtesy of the old time gentleman.
He was slow to anger and long
suffering. One of his most con
spicuous qualities was his .spirituali
ty, his unshaken belief in the im
mortality of tho soul and all
Christian teachings. His more than
four score years have been well
Dr. Beckwith was born at Great
Harrington, Mass, Nov. Kith, lS2(i.
Ho had two brothers and one sister:
Daniel, Morris and Martha. Daniel,
tho older brother is still living in
the old homo village at the ago of
So as is also the sister.
Morris lived for many years in
the Ilawaiiian Islands, teaching
during the early years at the Royal
School, in Honolulu, with his
Dr. Beckwith graduated from
Williams College, after which he
taught a year at West field, Mass.
Then came the call to the Sand
wich Islands, to teach in the Uoyal
School. For ten years he taught in
Honolulu, ISoO-lSGO. In 1S53 he
married Caroline P. Armstrong, "a
gifted daughter of one tho early.,
missionaries, Richard Armstrong.
She was a sister of the famous
General Armstrong. About 1S00
Dr. Beckwith loft Honolulu to as-
Was Head Overseer for War
luku Sugar Company.
Ti 1 ....nr. I i .
ooen. repiowsici, tor many
years the head overseer of the Wai
luku Sugar Company has tendered
his resignation and retired from
the service of the Company as
result of serious illness that has
extended over a number' of years.
Mr, Peplowski was a tireless
worker for tho interests of the com
pany and stuck to his post for
many month? after he had been
advised by 1ms friends that h
i'ir, lupiowsKi mis tieen con
stantly in the employ of tho Wai
luku Sugar Company since 189G.
George W. Wilbur is the now
head overseer and lias assumed his
duties. Mr Wilbur is a plan
tation man of many years ex
perienee and is considered one of
the best hero.
Mr. Wilbur and family will
make their permanent home
sumo tho pastorate of a Conurcira-
tional Church at Sacramento. Here
he served for five years.
In l.Slio he organized and build
the Third Congregational Church in
San Francisco. During these years
he also preached in the Plymouth
Dr. Beckwith then became Prin
cipal of the Oakland College School
for Roys. In 1SGS Mrs. Reckwith's
health failed and Dr. Beckwith went
east and took charge of the Congre
gational Church in Waterbury,
Conn. For ten years ho served
most acceptably this largo and in
In 1S7S the Beukwitlis returned
once more to California and went
back to the old Third Congregational
church. Here he built a now
church and dedicated it free of debt.
He served his church for nine-years,
coming to Honolulu in 1S.S7. At
this time Bethel church and the old
Fort Street church wanted to unite.
Dr. Beckwith was unanimously
called as Pastor.. It was Dr. Beck
with who built, the present Central
Union Church and though it cost
more than 12.ri,()00 he dedicated it
free of debt, Every man, woman
and child in the congregation, had
a hand in raising the. money.
Dr. Beckwith feeling the burden
two great for him during these
years, came to Maui in 18!) 1 and
for eleven years ho endeared himself
to all on Maui as' tho Pastor of the
Makawao Union Church. Messrs.
Bazata and Turner have since fol
lowed Dr. Beek.vith as pastors of
Dr. Beckwith was. universally be
loved by all who knew hiin amicus
friends were legion among every
nationality. His death removes one
of the land marks of our Islands.
Rev. Edward Griflin Beckwith,
1). fD. died Wednesday morning
March 3rd, shortly after midnight,
lie had been in failing health for
some months, 'although his death
was wholly unexpected.
Ten days previous to his death",
he was taken to the Paia Hospital
where he had every care and atten
tion. While Dr. Beckwith had for
some years had a weak heart his
death was duo to other complica
tions. His passing was peaceful just
as was fitting such a beautiful
character. Mrs. M. B. Hair, his
only daughter was at his side when
ho passed away. Tho funeral ser
vices were held Wednesday after-
Taft Advocates Tariff Revision, Elastic Currency,
Greater Navy, A Mail Ship Subsidy,
and Respect for Treaties.
(SPECIAL TO THE MAUI NEWS.)
Stipar Mi dep. test 3.73 Reels 10s. V2i.
HONOLULU, March 5. The jury declared that, Dr. Atchcrley is
The Anti saloon men arc up in
WASHINGTON. March 5.--A
polled the committees to have the
1" " iiv-m iii viliz
senate chambers. All out side affairs were abandoned except the re
view oi tlio troops. ,
Taft declared he would carry out Roosevelts reforms. He urged
peed in tho revision of tho tariff, wants a more elastic currency, pro
aution to promote peace, amonc them ,i
the treaty rights between Japan and
.i i . . i , . .
jiuuiuu anu wants man suusiuy lor ocean steamers.
Roosevelt left immediately after tho inauguration for Oyster Bay.
Taft Cabinet is: Knox Secretarv of State. M'
the Treasury, J. M. Dickenson Secretary ot War, Meyer Secretary of
nie ixavv, uauingor secretary of the Interior, Wilson Secretary of
Agriculture, Nagel Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Wiclcershair.
Attorney General, and Hitchcock Postmaster General.
TOKIO, March-5. Taft and Roosevelt are eulogized bv tin. nma
for their inaugural address sentiments.
CITY OF MEXICO, March 5.
oauimay uki great damage.
NEW YORK, March 5. Voil
Publishing Company has boon indicted for Panama libel. '
WASHINGTON, March 1
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Roosevelt cave a dinner to the retiring and iiienmimr f.imiii,,u ri;i
last act was to sign the proclamation
nearly 500,000 acres.
MANILA, March 4. Rev. Ramora and a thousand fnllmvnra hut-.-.
withdrawn from the Methodist ehuicli and started, the Evangelical
Methodist church of tho Philippines.
Street car men hero have gone on a strike.
WASHINGTON, March Admiral H ,'UTV ll.'IH imtflltin.il llw.
command of the second squadron of
Congress has awarded Wriuht
achievement in ureal navigation.
Fairbanks was presented with A
HONOLULU, March 3. The
the Mayor but will not stand for Wilsm.
I ho legislature proposes to lax
HONOLULU. March 3. The
Honolulu is to have another theatre.
The senate honors President elect but McCarthy refrains1 . from
WASHINGTON, March 3. Winthmn will be the assistant .Wr..
tary of the Navy. Ilerrick declined
The cabinet, sent in resignations to lake. effect tomorrow .
LOS ANGELES, March 3, Lucky Raldwin left the .milk .if his'
foituno to his daughter. 'Kho widow
SAN QUENTIN. March 3. Tho
The convicts fought tho flames.
NEW YORK, March 3. Ten
fire this morning.
LONDON, March 3. Servia has
pensation from Austria.
HONOLULU. Maich 3 Tho
ing yesterday in order to balk tho appointments of Mayor Fern.. Rusi
ness men strongly oppose an increased tax rate. There is talk of an
enabling act to enable laborers in tho employ of the City and County
of Oahu to obtain their pay.
It is rumored that tho Aldon
to salvo tho wrecked stpamer Aeon.
HARRISBURG. March 3.
noon at 1:30 o'clock in the - Maka
wao Union church. The services
were in charge of tho several minis
ters of the district: Messrs. Dodno.
Waltrip, Santos, Fukuda and Tur
ner. 1 lie choir rendered 'the an
them "Peace, perfect Peace." the
other music, being a hymn, by the
Congregation, How firm a founda
tion," and a song by the Seminary
girls Rest in tho Lord."
Tho pall bearers wore: II. A.
Baldwin, F. F. Baldwin, D. C.
Lindsay, W. S. Nicoll, W. O.
Aiken, S. E. Taylor.
arms onanist an amended lioiinr
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the United States should be ro-
An earthouako on the isthmus
Illimill of' thn Wnrhl nml Ti-noo
Tuft and wife arc :it tint WMiiNi II
a - - .."..iniw. , ii it1
creating a national forest of
brothers a wild moihil fnr., ii.n;r
magnificent silver service liv thi.
Snner visors COIICi'di. Krimi. nnu
all land 10 cents per acre above all
bill against nrwon road work. 1ms
into mill Wan ditrnvnil in. ir
people perished in a tenement honsi.
withdrawn her demand for rvmi.
Sunervisors m.I imirnofl Hum Minit.
Bessie will no to Christmas slnn.l
The body was conveyed to th'e
Makawao Seinetary, there being a
long line of carriages in the pro
cession. Here Dr. Beckwith was
laid away to rest by the side of his
wife who died about four years ago.
Many beautiful llowers, roses, vio
lets, asters were strewed over his
grave by many loving hands who
now realized that the old friend and
loving and faithful pastor was to
rest in that quiet spot thro tho
years to come. "Hoboing dead,
yot'spoakoth." ' .