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I HE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912
OFFICIAL CALL FOR REPUBLI
CAN TERRITORIAL CONVEN
TION TO BB HELD APRIL
To the Republican Elector of the Terri
tory oi Hawaii:
In Bccordanct with reaolution adopt
ed by the Republican Territorial Central
Committee at a meeting held on the 5th
day of February 19X, said resolution be
ing in conformity with the provisions of
the Official Call for the Republican Na
tional Convention and with the Rules of
the Republican Party of Hawaii; the
Republican Precinct Clubs throughout
this territory are hereby directed to meet
on Friday, the 29th day of March, 191a,
between the hours of 7:30 p. m. and 8
p. m., lor the purpose of nominating
candidates for delegates to a Territorial
It is further directed that primary
elections shall be held in the several
precincts on Saturday, April 6th, 1912.
between the hours of r p. m. and f p. m.
for the purpose of electing delegates
from said nominees.
The delegates so chosen aae called to
assemble in a Territorial Convention in
Honolulu on Monday, the 15th day cf
April, 191a, at 10 a. m. for the purpose
of electing six delegatesjand six alternate
delegates the Republican National
Convention to be held in Chicago on the
18th day of June, 191a.
The number of delegates to which ihe
several Precinct Clubs are entitled to
send to the Territorial Convention is as
FIRST 8C0D THtf D FOURTH FIFTH SIXTH
(County (County (City&County (County
of of of of
Hawaii) Maui) Honolulu) Kauai)
I I II 3
a 1 31 4
3- 1 1 4 4
4- 4i 5
5- 5 14 4
6 1 1 1 4
7 1 4 3
8 i 2 (Abolished) 4
9 1 XI 3
10- 1 2 1 1
u-a 1 1
ia-i 1 3 3
ao 15 35 41
County of Hawaii
1st Representative District
County of Hawaii
and Representative District 15
Ceuuty of Maui
3rd Representative District 35
City & County of Honolulu
4th Representative District 41
City & County of Honolulu
5th Representative District 36
Cwinty of Kauai
. 6th Representative District 13
Total number of Delegates 160
AX-FRED D. COOPER,
Chairman, Territorial Central Commit
tee, Republican Party of the Terri
tory of Hawaii. .
Honolulu, T. H., March 5, 1912.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
ESTATE JACINTHO OB SOUZA.
Th undersigned duly appointed ad
minuter of the estate of Jacintho de
Sonza, late of Kaupalculua, Maui, de
ceased, hereby gives notice to all credi
tor having claim against said estate, to
present same to the undersigned duly
authenticated, whether the same is se
cured or unsecured, at hi residence in
Puuueue, Maui, or to Enos Vincent, his
attorney, at Wailuku, Maui. And all
pacsous owiug said estate are hereby
notified to make hntnttdiote settlement
with the undersigned.
Dated. Wailukm. MauU. March 6. 1912.
JACINTHO db SOUZA MEDEIROS.
Admr. Estate Jacintho de Souza, de
ceased. March 9, 16, 33, 30, April 6, 1913.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Maui Laud & Rail
road Compauy, will be held at the office
and principal place of business of the
Company at Kahului, Maui, T- H., on
Friday, 39th day of March, 1912, at 10
o'clock a. m.
1 K S. WILLIAMS,
Notice of Annual Meeting.
, The annual meeting of the s'ockhold
cis) of the Lahaiua Ice Co., Ltd., will be
held at the office of the Pioneer Mill Co.,
Ltd., on Saturday, April 13th, at 7:15
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A Tale of the Late Cal
ifornia. Gold Seekers
By JOHN L. TIDBITS
In the spring of 1S49 ft train of wni
ons outfitted nt St. Joseph. Mo., cross
ed the Missouri and Bet out across t lu
pin Ins for Denver. One of these wan
ons contiilned the wife and two liitle
children a boy nnd a girl besides the
belongings, of Edward Starkweather.
At that time the native inhabitants nf
the plains the Indians, the buffalo and
the prairie dog were in possession.
The Indians were ready to rob and
murder those weaker than themselves,
and this necessitated Immigrants go
ing in company.
Starkweather had some money which
was concealed on his wife's person,
for as yet there was" no law west of
"ABB T0T7 BBADT 1" ASKED STARK
the Missouri river except the revolver.
His purpose was, huving crossed the
continent, to grubstake himself and
his family on this money while be
prospected for gold.
In the train wus a man about Stark
weather's age, Joel Bryant, who by his
smooth way of talking gained his fel
low adventurers' confidence. Men are
grcgnrlous and prefer to work espe
cially to take risks in company, and
when Bryant told Starkweather that
he calculated to reach the gold ground
with $3,000 It occurred to the latter
that they might pool their funds and
buy property in which gold bad been
located, thereby greatly increasing
their chances of success. Starkweath
er agreed to the proposition, and the
Starkweathers toiled on over plain and
mountain with brightened prospects.
On reaching their journey's end
the Starkweather family lived in a
tent while Starkweather and Bryant
prospected and kept an eye open for
localities where gold bad been struck
In paying quantities. At last they
found an opportunity. Some men with
out means had secured a vein that
promised well and. being operators
rather than developers, were ready to
sell. Bryant was anxious that he and
Starkweather should buy them out,
but be said bis money had been sent
round the Horn to a San Francisco
bank, and it would require some time
to get It He begged Starkweather to
put up the necessary funds, and be
would produce his share as soon as
possible. Fearing to lose the purchase.
Starkweather bought the mine In be
half of Bryant and himself, share and
The mine looked well, but there was
a hitch in the payment of Bryant's
portion of the purchase money due to
bis partner. Bryant showed a good
deal of impatience about its nonarriv
al and finally concluded to go to San
Francisco to discover what was the
trouble. Befurv leaving be spent some
time 'with a shyster lawyer, though
Starkweather knew nothing about this.
While Bryant was away the vein In
ttie mine began to produce gold In
largely paying quantities. Bryant was
absent several months, then returned
with a story that struck bis partner
He had learned that the parties who
had sold them the mine were not Its
legal owners. The real title to the
property bad been bought up by par
ties In San Francisco who had organ
ized a company and appointed blm
(Bryant) their agent He produced
the papers. Starkweather showed
them to a lawyer and was informed
that, while they gave evidence of very
sharp prac tice. Starkweather's Interest
hi the property could only be substan
tiated (if at all) at the enr of a long
legal contest. The defrauded man was
advised to accept his loss, for, having
paid all bis money for the mine, be
had none to carry on a suit which
would probably go against blm in the
end. He surrendered to Bryant, who
was really his own agent and owner
of the property under the name of the
Excelsior Gold Mining company.
Several years passed! during- which
the sufferings of the Starkweather
family were In proportion to the in
creasing prosperity of the Excelsior
Mining company. Bryant, who had
nsed Starkweather's money the story
of his own funds was a myth to bny
the mine waxed fat and sleek. He was
known and respected throughout the
gold region as a man prominent In the
development of the mining Interests of
California. Starkweather was pitied
as a poor devil who had neither busi
ness capacity nor luck J but; encouraged
by a plucky wife, he went to work on
the margin of a creek washing for gold
and In this way managed to keep him
self and his family alive.
But as he heard of the Increasing
volume of gold that was being taken
out of the mine that was by rights his
own his heart grew harder and harder
toward the man who had swindled
him. Time and again he determined
to go and have it out with Bryant, but
each time he was soothed and dissuad
ed by his wife, who argued that either
he would kill Bryant or Bryant would
kill him. If he killed Bryant he would
be a murderer. He always gave way to
One day while Starkweather was out
prospecting he found It necessary to
pass around the side of a cliff where
the trail was but from one to three
feet wide. Looking ahead, he saw a
man coming. Starkweather was In
rags. The other man was dressed in
an expensive mountain costume. A
second glance told the former that the
latter was the de facto owner of the
Excelsior mine. He had glows ro
tund and about him was an air o im
portance begotten by prosperity.
The meeting was one of contentment
and despair. Mrs. Starkweather was
not there to caution her husband and a
resolution flashed upon him to take at
least a slight revenge. He would force
the man who had ruined him and his
family to give way before him. There
was no part of the path between them
more than twenty-four inches wide.
Bryant, seeing a man such as he was
used to commanding coming, did not
change his gait, expecting to be per
mitted to pass without trouble. .Stark
weather stopped at the narrowest spot.
Btandlng square in the trail.
"Step aside, my man," said Bryant
"You don't recognize me."
Bryant started. The voice first told
him who opposed his passage. Then
beneath a beard that had grown griz
zly under trouble the face of his for
mer partner revealed itself to his vis-
"Well?" said the mine owner, not
knowing what was to follow.
"Turn about and go back."
"Why should I do that?"
"Because it is fitting that a rascal
should give way before the man he
Bryant was frightened at being
caught with a precipice below him,
his way stopped by the man he had
defrauded, but made a desperate ef
fort to appear calm. "
"My old and esteemed friend," con
tinued Starkweather, "I have often re
solved to take out of your hide re
venge for my ruin, but my patent
wife has always dissuaded me on the
ground that If I killed you I would' be
a murderer. Here la an opportunity
for us to have It out together, neither
surviving to pass into the handsr'of
the hangman. I propose that afa
given signal you may give It If you
like we draw and begin firing."
"I am unarmed!," replied Bryant,
paling. "Having but a short distance
to go, I left my revolver behind me.'
Starkweather took his weapon from
its holster and threw It over the cliff.
Some seconds' after It reached the bot
tom the sound came up to them.
"Let it be a fight with fists," -he
said, "or a wrestle with arms and
Bryant looked; in Starkweather's eye
and saw there at resolution to take ills
revenge at the expense of his. own
"Are you ready?" asked Starkweath
er, advancing a step.
Had It not been for an Immutable
purpose, plainly written In Stark
weather's eye. his opponent might
have tried to argue with him or to de
ceive him by promises, but he saw
certain death for himself and the man
he had wronged.
''What do you .-wish me totdo?"
"I mean what recompense for any
wrong I liare tfcone you do yon wish?"
"Oh. I never thought of that!"
"I wilL agree, Bryant proceeded, "to
turn over to you some of my stock In
the Excelsior Mining company."
"It Is not your stock; It Is mine.
Come, let us begin the struggle.
don't wish to take amy advantage of
you while your mind Is on another
"For hecevon's sake, matt! At the
slightest, jar we will both gov over the
"I havemade up my mind toMhat"
"I 'will do anything you ask.'.
"You will never get out of thlsvflght
without acknowledging on paper now
you swindled me.
Bryant hesitated, then resorted tova
subterfuge. "I have , neither pen nor
"I have. both. In my pocket Is a
map oft a (region in which I am on the
way to 'prospect, and I have a-pencll."
Taking both from bis pocket he add
ed. "Write a confession, and Iwill let
you pass without a fight"
Bryant knew that it was dealh or
surrender, so he wrote the confession.
That night when Starkweather went
home he showed the paper to bis wife
and they were happy for the first time
since they had become argonauts. The
Excelsior mine- was reorganized with
the controlling -interest In the hands
of its real otnex.
By EDWARD L. SPENCER
I was brought up in luxury, but
without father, mother, brother or sis
ter. When I became six years old and
was still kept from going about with
other boys nature rebelled against not
having playmates, and those who were
responsible for me were obliged to
make some provision In that direction.
I lived In the house In which I was
born, my father having died before and
my mother at the time of my birth. I
knew nothing about this, being taken
care of by a Mrs. Perkins. One day
she brought into my playroom a girl
about my own .age and told me she
had a little Bister for me. At that age
I felt no great surprise aa to the exist
ence of a sister, though I remember
asking some questions as to why I had
never seen her before. I would have
preferred a brother, but was neverthe
less delighted to be relieved of my
loneliness, and from that time forward
my life was very different from what
it had been.
Lucy was my sinter's name, and since
we were kept from other children we
grew very much attached to each oth
er. I was a fiery little fellow, jwhlle
Lucy was of the quiescent kind. She
was always soothing me. There was
a good deal of the boy In me or I
might have become effeminate, playing
as I did all the while with a girl. . I
think I did not miss boy associates as
much as I would had I not become so
much attached to Lucy.
The reason why I was kept so close
at home was that my mother, knowing
that she must leave me to the care of
others, had manifested to Mrs. Per
kins, who was to bring me up, a fear
that I would learn "badness" from
my associates, which she, my mother,
would not be with me to counteract
Had it not been for a strong masculine
nature In me I would have been spoil
ed as a result of this motherly timid
ity. "Mrs. Pcrklna engaged tutors for
me and for Lucy aa well, and, being
educated alone, when we were fifteen
years old we knew as little about the
world as when we had been just
It was at this time that Lucy and I
began to discuss our situation. Why
was it that we had no parents like oth
er children? Why had we never met
till we were about six years old?
These and other similar questions came
up for discussion, and we asked Mrs.
Perkins for answers to them. But she
evaded giving direct answers, and we
were no wiser than we were before.
All we could get out of her was,
When you come of age you will know
all about It"
When I was In my sixteenth year I
was sent to boarding school, where I
prepared for college, Lucy being sent
at the same time to a girls' seminary.
I was dreadfully homesick for Lucy.
and she wrote me that she suffered the
same for me. During my stay at school
there was no one to tell me anything
about myself more than I knew. Two
years after that I went to college, and
the period in which I was born over
which seemed to bang a veil began to
Interest me. I was old enough to make
an investigation, but when Mrs. Per
kins said I would know all about it
when I was twenty-one I preferred to
wait One thing espeeclally deterred
me, a dread lest I should find out some
thing I would rather not know.
While I was at college Lucy discov
ered what was being kept from us, but
she did not tell me. I came home one
vacation during my senior year at col
lege and met her there. I threw my
arms about her and kissed her, as I
had been accustomed to do at our meet
ings, and was surprised to see a blush
on her cheeks. I wondered at the time
what it meant, but it soon passed out
of my mind. -
However, from this time I noticed
a great change in Lucy's treatment of
me. She seemed constrained. I was
telling ber one day of a girl friend of
mine who I liked very much. Lucy
looked serious. I persisted In sounding
my friend's praises, and Lucy suddenly
got up to leave the room. I caught
her and. pulling her down beside me,
told her that she need not fear for my
deserting ber for a sweetheart or a
wife, for I would never marry and did
not see how I could bear to have her
marry. This seemed to satisfy her,
and she smiled at me through her
I was twenty-one years old a month
after being graduated from college. A
lawyer bad notified me that be would
call on me on my birthday, and be did
so. Lucy and I were both at home.
The lawyer said he wished to see us
together and told the secret My past
or most of it has been told. Lncy's
was as follows:
Her father died when she was two
years old and her mother when she
was three. Our mothers were sisters
enjoying an undivided fortune. They
had arranged that we should be
brought up together and for each oth
er. The fact of our being kept In lg
norance that we were cousins was that
la the beginning of our intimacy Mrs.
Perkins bad told me ahe bad a little
sister for me. She thought nothing of
It at the time, but put off telling us
the truth till we had grown to an age
at which she did not like to disabuse
our miuds. Besides this, she thought
the plan of our mothers to unite us
when we came of age would be best
served by our being kept in ignorance
of the truth.
The will of my mother and of Lucy's
mother expressed a wish that we
should marry. -.
And we did. . '
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