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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY JANUARY 14, 191 1
THE MAUI NEWS
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SATURDAY. - . - JANUARY 14,1911
Makawao News Item.
The Direct Primary.
THE agitation for a primary law for .Hawaii is again heard on every
hand. Many who endorse the system of primaries have only a
vague idea as to its workings, wtyle those who oppose, fall back on
the old hackneyed argument that the Hawaiian voter is not ready for
such progressive legislation. We are never ready for anything until we
get it. While some might become confused at first, still the Hawaiian
voter can adjust himself to circumstances as readily as can the voters of
any other part of the country.
Some of the national statesmen eVjn go so far as to suggest a direct
primary for the nomination of President as a sulwtitute for the national
conventions. It is doubtful whether this plan is feasible, however, un
desirable this surviving relic of the convention system may be. The
chief defect of the existing national convention system is the inequality
of representation. By the present plan the Southern States, which never
cast a Republican vote at the polls, are given a representation of some
thing like a third of the convention. The thing is manifestly absurd,
and it id possible a direct primary law for the several States would over
come some such abuses. '
It is one of the worst features o'f National politics that purchasable
delegations can be sent from the Southern States to the Republican
national conventions. " These delegations represent nothing but their own
pockets, or their appetite for office.
The following from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, expresses a popular
sentiment throughout the country:
The senate is on trial at the present time perhaps as never before since
the early days of the government. Enough state legislatures have already
proposed an amendment to the constitution for the popular election of
senators to make It mandatory had the formalities been attended to with
more care. And the present indications are that the same reform wiU
now be Drorjosed bv congress itself during the present short "Session- The
proposed amendment will then come to the states for ratification.
If the senate exonerates Lorinier without making any real effort to
determine the question of his guilt; if it persists in giving Ballinger a
clean bill of health after an ex parte inquiry; if, in other words, the
senate insists on misrepresenting those whom it is supposed to represent,
the movement to change the method of its selection will be given an im
The popular election of senators ia coming, and shortly. It will give
us a very different sort of body from that which now sits to obstruct the
will of the people. .1
Saturday afternoon, the 7th,
Daniel Davis, the Makawao black
smith, died suddenly from' heart
failure caused by the intemperate
and habitual use of intoxicating
liquor. He died on the road-side
in front of the Makawao school
premises. . '
His body was immediately taken
charge of by Deputy Sheriff Morton
and conveyed to the court house.
On Sunday, the. 8th, he was buried
in the IJookela church yard at the
Daniel Davis was a part Hawaiian
and was born ir Makawao about 55
years ago. He was unmarried and
leaves a stater in Honolulu and
several brothers living on some of
the other islands. .
Dan" was skillful both as a
blacksmith and as a carpenter but
his usefulness in both trades was
much impaired by his unfortunate
Two tourists visited the summit
of Haleakala on the 7th. Tourists
travel up Haleakala is steadily
creasing year by year. '
MakaWao district has been "hard
hit" by sickness during the last two
months first by diphtheria and
then, before that has been fully
eradicated, by scarlet fever in lower
Paia which in spite of the isolation
station established on the beach near
the liineworks has recently jumped
to Hamakuapoko and Haiku
The cases are very light when
taken in time by a physician but
have proved most dangerous when
neglected. Churches, schools etc.,
still remain closed. .
Miss Mary Alexander of Oakland
is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. P
Baldwin at Spreckelsville.
This week W. 0. Aiken, commis
sioner of public instruction from
Maui, is attending the regular meet
ing of the educational board in
To-day's (the 10th) rain entirely
dissipated tfie last traces of Halea-
kala,'s snow which on Thursday, the
6th, covered the entire . summit
ridge, extending downward to Puu
A Farcial Marriage Performed in Bono-
Iplfl, Broaght to Light.
If the Honolulu politicians imagine they can defeat the desires pf the
Maui legislators by poo-pooing their aspirations, they never shot farther
from the mark. The Honolulu papers this week are brushing aside Sam
Keliinoi with a mere wave of the hand, that is they think they are, but
when . the showdown conies, they will find Maui standing shoulder to
shoulder, and the solid delegation from Hawaii, that they are blowing so
much about, will be conspicuous by its alienee. Whether' Keliinoi, Hoi
stein, or some other is elected Speaker, the Maui delegation will have to
be reckoned with, as they are all men of known ability and cannot be
sidetracked in order to allow Honolulu to grab the whole loaf and leave
the crumbs for the outsiders.
Mr. L. D. Timmons, who has been writing the commercial letter for
the Maui News for the part few months, has been appointed as Manager
of the Hawaiian Star. This is a deserving recognition for a conscien
tious, and able newspaper man. Mr. Timmons has been Commercial
editor of the Star for sometime, and his work in this connection has
been both reliable and thorough, and we are pleased to learn of this well
earned promotion. - .
It is pleasing to "see the fences coming down one by one'... Improve
nients of this sort only need some one to take the lead.. When others
see the greater beauty without fences, it will only be a matter of time
till they all disappear.
(By Ernest Crosby.;
I SAW a lad, a beautiful lad,
With a far-off look in his eye, , .
Who smiled not on the battle flag
1 When the cavalry troop marched by.
And, sorely vexed, I asked the lad
Where might' his country be
Who cared not for our country's flag
And the brave from over sea?. .
"Oh, my country is the Land of Love,"
Thus did the lad reply ;
"My country is the Land of Love,
And a patriot there am I "
"And who is your king, my patriot boy
Whom loyally you obey?"
"My king is Freedom," quoth the lad,
"And he never says me nay."
"Then you do as you like in your Land of Love,
Where every man is free?" ,
"Nay, we do as we love," replied the lad,
And his smile fell full on me.
Augusta, daughter of Postmaster
Arthur Wall, has returned to Hono
lulu, t" continue her studies at St
Ihe bunday evening service in
Hale Aloha conducted by Rev. C.
G. Burnham has been changed to
to five o'clock in the afternoon
following the Christian Endeavor
meeting which begins at a quarter
past four. '
Miss Maggie McCubbin was a pas
senger on the Ulauuine luesday
evening. She is a pupil at St. An
drew's Priory in Honolulu.
At the Baldwin Settlement House
last Sunday afternoon, by invitation
of Miss L. Adams a number of ladies
and gentlemen had the privilege of
listening to some excellent musical
selections. Among the performers
were Mrs. John Little, Mrs. Zedvitz
Mrs. Freudemberg and Miss Hose
By order of Captain Keliinoi
Company L turned out for drill last
The long speil of dull weather
and frequent showers are quite un
usual for Lahaina.
Rev. and Mrs. C. G. Burnham
are entertaining their daughter Mrs
Matthew M, Graham of Honolulu
at High Finance
A Korean by the name of Yuen
worked one of his sleek Oriental
games on one of Honolulu's unsus
pecting merchants recently. The
Korean spoke good English, and
when he proposed to the merchant
that he was a clothing salesman
the latter was so hypnotized by his
eloquence, that he told him to go
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TIKIS. G. THRUM
The trial of Dr. Willard P. Burke
has developed a weird dance of pri
vate skeletons, the testimony of
Miss Abbie Smith, formerly head
nurse at the sanatorium, who was
on the witness stand, adding to the
fantastic measure two more figures
and bringing to 'light her farcial
marriage to Dr. S. A. Yule, a sur
geon of the United States army, in
Doctor Yule is dead and Miss
Smith had buried with him her
miseries, but the strings were pull
ed, the graves gave up their dead
and the puppets of a horrible past
jingled their steps ' and cut their
ghostly capers for the wonderment
of a packed court-room.
In vain did the nurse hesitate,
stammer and blush ; futile were her
endeavors to escape. . She had Ikhmi
caught in the net thrown around
the sanatorium and had to take her
place with the others with Lu Etta
Smith and her tale of shame, with
Doctor Burke and the accusations
against him, with Marion Derrig
and her multifarious names, with
Pierce and his loves.
Were you married, Miss
Smith?" asked Attorney Cowan
The lawyer laid a high emphasis on
the word "Miss," and Abhie Smith
grew limp with fright. Her hands
dropped to her side and her face
went chalky. Then for the first
time she realized that counsel for
the other side knew and that with
in a few moments all her little
world would kuow the secret of 12
I was," she said.
Then why do you call yourself
The question struck into a tense
silence. The spectators saw by the
woman's demeanor that another un
expected Bensation was about to
'Because," her faltering voice
began, 'because I was farcially mar
Again she fought back' Again
the district attorney strove to shield
her, while with a woman's perver
sity she refused to give the name of
the man in. the case. But attain
went the question. v
To Dr. S. A. Yule, a surgeon in
the United States army.i'
Then, bit by bit, she told the
story. She was a nurse, she said,
in the military hospital at Honolulu
in 1898, and there Doctor Yule
wooed and won her. He had pro
cured a false license, false certifi
cates of marriage and then, and
then ."My child." she continued.
"is 11 years of age."
That was all. Abbie Smith stum
bled out of the chair and fled with
hurrying steps through the corrid
ors, through the gaping, curious
lines, to the shelter of the witness
room, there to sit dry eyed and
numb amid the ruins .of her little
world of respectability.
Yuen took the boat for Maui, and
before he was here long, the qrders
began to come in. Orders large
enough to supply a department
store. Kahului, Lahaina and other
districts were the scenes of Yuen's
operations. Then he returned to
Honolulu, but not to Mr. Merchant
He , hid and waited. The goods
were forwarded but as the payments
were not forthcoming the merchant
got suspicious. Thursday an agent
discovered the goods which hat
been shipped to Kahului, in one of
the small , cottages belonging to the
Kahului Railroad, where they had
been planted by Yuen, who expect'
eu to recover tnem alter the mer
chant had given up the hunt. The
goods planted in Lahaina have been
located and as the Korean in whose
custody they were left is thoroughly
frightened there is no doubt that
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