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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. JULY 23, i910
What is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
Electric Street Lights From
County Owned Plant.
Wailuku, the shiretowu of the
County of Maui, wants better
lights thai) the smoky kerosene
lumps now in use. About two
years ago an agent who Kel Is acety
lene lighting plant3 made a pro
position to furnish a plant for
lighting the town of Waifuku with
-acetylene gas lights, and his pro
position, was listened to by the
county board of supervisors wjth
' much interest. He said piping and
the necessary fixtures for lighting
t no streets would cost about $l,G0O
a mile, and that acetylene gas
could be supplied to any one de
siring it along the streets, and in a
way tend" to put the system on a
self supporting or money making
basis, which would greatly reduce
the cost of its maintenance to the
' The fact that an electric light
franchise had been granted to a
number of Wailuku business peo-
' pie stood in the way of the acety
. iene "gas lighting plant proposal
and Wailuku renmiued in the dark
,. to wait the promised electric lights.
Later when the county acquired
the lease of the premises across the
street, from the Court house and
had erected t hereon the Town
Hull it was seriously proposed that
a big enough acetylene gas plant
be installed, sufficient for lighting
'the Town Hall' and -the public
'building across the load, again the
electric light franchise ghosl waved
its aims and mocueu pmgir.-.?, mm
... i i ..
.the county fathers settled down to
.await 'the propitious times when
tliM ulfnirin heht franchise will be
"alvnnized into something tangible.
' Where light is wanted the public
iiot the promise of lights only.
Vnnra have flown )V and the
people who hold the electric light
franchise in th hollow of their
hands are not doing anything at
nil. What the trouble is the
average man on the street does not
know and care less, exept they
want something better than smoky
Now the county fathers 'are said
to be seriously considering a plan
for installing an electric dynamo
to be operated." by water power for
the purpose of lighting the public
buildings and "the streets'of Wai
luku with electric lights.
The Wasedas Are Coming.
On the authority of Dr. Oyama
' it is staled that the celebrated Wa-
6eda lxiseball team will visit the
Valley Island. They will come up
on the Claudino from Honolulu
August 13,'rcmaining on .Maui Sun
day and Monday, to go on to Ha
waii on the Mauna Lo'a or Mauna
Ken Tuesday evening following.
The Japanese fans and sports un
dor, .the leadership of Dr. Oyama
have taken a hand in tlio matter
and propose to raise a f GOO fund
for expenses and for giving the
visitors, at least, the timo of their
lives while on these Islands.
It is planned to have the Wasedas
play three games with selected Maui
teams. One of the games to bo
pulled off at Wells Pafk, Wailuku
the other two at the Kahului Park
Japanese residents propose to so
lavishlv entertain the visitors, that
the memory of their visit to hos
tntablo Maui livo long ami remain
last to be effaced from tho tablets o
their fondest recollections of
Judges of Election Wondering
What to Do.
The fact that the Territorial
Secretary's ollieo did not send up
the register of voters for the plebis
cite last week caused a lot of un
necessary, trouble to the various
judges of election, and as a result
of the delay the Secretary has pro
bably received us' many letters
concerning tho missing precinct re
gisters as there arc precincts in the
Third Election district-
Speculation was rife as to what
the election judges would do if the
register of voters was not forth com
ing. In the small country precincts
Uie election judges thought they
could easily write down a list of the
eligibles who exercised the franchise
last general election, and allow them
to vote on the question as set forth
in the official proclamation.
In the town precincts it was fear
ed such a course might cause trou
ble. There being a larger list of
voters, the judges might not be able
to recall all of those who are entitled
to tho privilege, and the one voter
whose name may escape the mem-'
ory of the election judges might
make a roar that will queer the
In Wailuku prCcinct for instance
where the judges of election consist
of a single republican with two
fusionists, the latter might not re
member all the republican voters on
the missing roster and may chose to
over rule the lone republican chair
man whenever there is a 'dispute.
In which case the republicans will
do all the roaring and the fusionists
will have the laugh, for although
the question at issue is non-partisan
still tho judges of election are party
men who look after tho interests of
voters from their political camps.
However it is hoped all of the
missing registers will bo sent up by
today's Claudine so that the judges
of election in each precindt will
have an official register of voters
from which to cheek off the voters
of tho precinct.
Birthday Party at
Judge and Mrs. A.'N. Kcpoikui
gave a dinner party to many of their
friends, Friday evening of the
fifteenth in honor of tho natal an
niversary of thefr neice, Mrs. Harry
Murray. Tho tables' were set in the
spacious dining room and were load
ed with dainties prepared in the
usual Hawaiian style. After a few
appropriate expression of welcome
by Judge Kepoikai and a toast to
the health of Mrs. II. Murray the
guests proecceded to enjoy tho hos
pitality of their generous host and
The guests were: Mr. and Mrs,
D. W. Burehard, Mr. and Mrs. T
B. Lyons, Mrs. W. F. Cole, Mr
and Mrs. Carl F. Rose, Mrs. Otto
W. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund
H. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holt,
Miss Lloyd, Mrs. E. A. Peck, Mr.
and Mis. J. H. Kunewa, Mr. W
F. Kaae,' Capt. and Mrs. W. E
Bui, Mr. C. Wilcox, Mr. John Holt,
Dr. J. II. Farrell, Mr. Geo. II
Cununings, Dr. W. It. Boote, Mr.
D. Weight, Mr. Geo N. Weight,
Mrs. Geo. Weight, Miss Ellen
Daniels, Miss Nancy Daniels, Miss
Emma Daniels, Mr. M. T. Lyons,
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Saffery, Mr.
T. D. Skinner, Mr. H. B. Wcllor,
Mr. S. Kehinoi, and Mrs. Christina
Applications Filed for Home
steading All Public Land.
"Almost every acre of'govcrment
land in Hawaii has already been ap
plied for 'by homesteaders-," said
Land Commissioner Campbell yes
terday afternoon. "Wo, have ap
plications enough in to keep the
survey ofiico busy for more than a
year, and it will be only a short
time until we shall have tho survey
ors tied up for more than five years."
But Mr. Campbell is inclined to
discredit the good faith and authen
ticity of many of tho applications.
It appears there is a general misun-
drstanding among ' many of those
who want to take up homesteads.
A large proportion of them ap
parently think that all government
land, either unoecuppied or under
lease, is at present susceptible to
hotnesteading, whereas - the truth
is that government land under lease
may bo applied for, withdrawn and
home8teadcd only if the lease con
tains the right of withdrawal clause.
For instance, . Mr. Campbell says
that applications have been received
for all, the land of the Wuimanalo
plantation. Wuimanalo is all gov
ernment lease, but tho lease is one
of the old order and does not con
tain the right of withdrawal clause.
Consequently the land may not be
homesteaded until after the expira
tion of tho life of the lease, which
will be in 1918. But Mr. Campbell
says, tiie indications are mat wnen
tho lease expires, all the land of
Wuimanalo plantation will be de
manded for homesteads. This will
be tho end of the plantation, unless
the management agrees with the
homesteaders to plant cane on con
tract and sell it to the central mill.
This same condition prevails in
many otlier localities, ami n ap
pears that the futnre of the sugar
industry in Hawaii will bo built
along the lines of contract cane
Many of tho applicants for the
withdrawal, surveying, subdivision
and homestcading of government
land seem not to understand that
in making their applications they
must file with the land agent affi
davits showing that they are entitled
under tho law to take up homestead
land. A largo proportion of those
who have already applied have
neglected this precaution, and this
necessarily holds back the home-
steading of tho public domain.'
Mr. Campbell says that it it were
hot for this provision of tho land
laws, men liko Affonso of Hilo, who
lias already taken up livo home
steads, might apply for and get
another, thus nullifying the intent
of tho land law amendments.
at Sagamore Hill.
Oyster Bay, July 4 .Skyrockets
and l)omb3 soaring over Sagamore
Hill tonight indicate that former
President Roosevelt is celebrating
Independence Day. During the day
Col. Roosevelt refused to discuss any
"Tomorrow is going to be a busy
day,' lie said. Today there is
nothing of public interest that I can
Col. Roosevelt and most members
of his family joined in a picnic to
day with other Roosevelts. The wind
was strong, but despite tho- white
caps tho former President took a
two-mile row, and later tho party
ate roast corn upon tho beach.
Tomorrow Col. Roosevelt will re
ceive Congressman Poindexter, an
out and out insurgent. It is under
stood that there will bo other visi
tors and that Gov. Hughcd may be
hero by nightfall.
Building and Contents-loss
A fire of unknown origin broke
out in the Paia Store at Paia at
half past two o'clock this morning
Friday July 22, und completely
destroyed the building nild con
tents. Messers Walter Engleand Rich
ardson who occupied a cottage
back of the store were the first to
discover the fire and they hurried
ly telephoned to manager F. P.
Rosecrans and summoned help but
the fire nad gained too great a
headway to enable those who came
to save anything or even to enter
tho burning building. Apparently
tho fire started from the neighbor
hood of the paint and oil room in
the rear po'rtion of tho store.
The plantation office which ad
joined the store was also totally
destroyed, but the plantation peo
ple were able to remove and save
all of the valuables, books and
records before the office building
A large merchandise warehouse
adjoining the store was also burned,
but, through the combined efforts
of the peoplo who had hurried to
the scene, a second merchandise
warehouse which was at a little
distance from the store was saved.
A conservative estimate of the
loss is $100,000, which is fully
covered by insurance. The origin
of the tire remains a mystery at
this writing, but so far no sus
picion of incendiarism is advanced,
i i , I,
ami may nav ueen causeu oy spon
taneous combustion from the fact
the blaze Btarted from the neigh
borhood of the oil and paint room.
Mannger Rosecrans has opened
up temporary quarters in the
warehouse saved from the lire, and
is conducting the business of the
store and waiting on his customers
I' rid ay morning, even before the
embers of the burned building have
cooled and turned to everyday
ashes. Tho plantation office force
has opened up in the laboratory
building and are attending to
routine business matters as if
nothing had ocenred to mar or
disturb the even current of the ir
every- day labors.j
The Fourth of July.
All those who have contributed to
un old-fashioned celebration of the
Fourth of July deserve public grati
tude. Almost any kind of celebra
tion must be old-fashioned, for of
late years the custom has been to
have no celebration at all.
When Independence Day was pa
triotically observed the peoplo had
at least one opportunity annually to
consider the elemcntals of American
liberty. They properly reprobated
tyrants. They duly glorified the
heroes of freedom. If exaggeration
characterized their expressions it did
no harm. They were likely to turn
from theso reflections to the pro
blems of tho hour refreshed and in
spired. A nation that commemorates ex
travagantly thovirtuesof its builders
is in less danger of decay than ono
that has wearied of them. Tho
Fourth of July is a true national
holiday. In that view it is an anti
dote for sectionalism and a remedy
for class prejudice. It exalts sacri
fice and service on tho part of tho
citizen. Necessarily, therefore, it
discourages self-seeking and betray
als of pulbic trusts.
Tho Fourth of July makes its ap
peal to the love of liberty, equality
und justice which in somo form
abides in every num. A people ad
hering to these principles cannot
long be misgoverned, will not long
submit to oppression and will not
easily be led into wrong-doing
WILL COST $375,000.
Forest Fires Raging Hilo Breakwater to be a Ten
Year Job-Big Guns Explode.
(SPECIAL TO THU MAUI NEWK.)
tilt gar -4,36 Beets Ms 9d3j.
HONOLULU, July 2i I The' remains of a Chinese partly crema
ted evidently put into the ure after murder had been committed, was
found on the lands of the See Kai Wai Rice Company, at Wuiuluu,
Oahu. Five of the victim's fellow laborers are held on suspicion.
Dr. St. Clair scares tho physician who diagnosed a) plague case as
pneumonia. (BactoriologipVsay the plague bacilli and pneumonia
bacilli are exactly alike, and except by judging from other symtoms or
indications ono may bo easily mistaken for the, other.)
Major Winslow estimates that it will take all of ten years' work
to complete tho Hilo breakwater, and at the most it may be completed
in eight years.
The Board of Public Lanl has issued a statement to planters say
ing they must not be spiteful to the homesteaders.
The government has taken into reserve the Island of Kahoolawo
now under lease to Eben Low. The Island will bo closed to home
steaders. IMPERIAL, Cal., July 22. Seven deaths from heat prostrations
occured here yesterday.
WASHINGTON, July 22. Proceedings ure being instituted by
the government to extend interstate commerce laws to railways in
BRUGES; France, July 22. The body of a suicide supposed to bo
the young stenographer of Dr. Crappen has been found. A man ans
wering to the description of Dr. Crappen passed the Spanish "frontier
MONTREAL, July 22. No settlement in Bight for the strikers on '
the Grand Trunk Railway. , U
WASHINGTON, July 22. Madriz has orgunized a cabinet "with
every member thereof but one a follower of Zelaya.
PEKIN, July 22. China is well pleased with the outcome' of the-Russian-Japanese
SPOKANE, July 22. Vast forest fires are raging here and- the
villages of Marble and Nelpon are doomed to destruction. The villagers
are fleeing to places of safety.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 22. Since the Toyo K. & K. line has
cut loose from the Pacific Mail there
between the rival lines.
FORTRESS MONROE, July 22.
by the explosion of a big gun here.
saved others from a similar fate.
HONOLULU, July 21. Colonel Rosser and the board of engineers,
have estimated the cost of improving Kahului harbor at $375,000;
Tin aoon, who escaped from Oahu Prison some timo ago, lias been
identified by Billy Woods in the San Francisco jail, and will bo brought
back to Honolulu.
Five live snakes imported for show purposes were killed in tho
custom house here yesterday by Earldom. Hawaii takes no chanced on
KANSAS, CITY, July 21. The West is dissatisfied with the pre
sent organization of the republican party. A number of insurgent
leaders in convention last night proposed organizing a Roosevelt party.
HONOLULU, July 20. The
crowded with passengers left for tho
The late W. T. Lucas left an estate valued at $20,000.
The Admiral of the French cruiser Montcalm will be banquetted
by the French Consul at the Union
twenty-live cents a pounu is ottered for Hawaiian grown cotton.
BARCELONA, Spain. July 20. An aeroplane which waB up in
the air was struck by lightning, but the aviator escaped uninjured.
WINNEPEG, Canada, July 20. Forest fires are raging in , the
Canadian provinces, and the towns of Three Forks, Jeffery and Bay'nes
have been totally destroyed. Several other towns are threatened with
a similar fate. The women and children from the doomed towns are
fleeing to places of safety, the men arc out fighting the fire.
HONOLULU, July 20. Charles Notley, the home rule leader.-in
conversation yesterday said .the Hawaiians should support prohibition.
Tho extension of tho Hilo Railway to Koholalcle means that thn
Inter-Island Steamship Compauy will loose the carrying of over 50,000
tons freight per year. m
Republicah leaders will strongly oppose the appointment of Lor
rin Andrews for campaign manager.
The Hawaiian Fertilizer Co. declared a stock dividend of $300,000
Geo. C. Beckley's estate is valued at $150,000. The jewelry anil
personal property were left to the widow in trust, and after her "death
onerthird will go to Henry and one-third to Geo. C. Beckley.
Heleno Irwin is a guest at her father's Waikiki residence.
The Inter-Island Steamship Co. took over the Marine Railway
The Levants beat tho Wasedas at a thirteen inning baseball game
yesterday, I to 0.
FAIRFIELD, Cal., July 20. One of the two men under arrest
for holding up and robbing the mail train on April 17th last has brok
en down and confessed.
DES MOINES, lowa.July 20 Governor Carroll has been indicted
charged with libel for publishing his rea-ona for demanding the resign
nation of an oiliciul. '
is a prospect of a fierce rate war
- Seven artillery men were killed
Only the bravery of a soldier
Sierra and tho Wilhelmina both
Grill tonight. .