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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912.
the: vyaui news
Enteral nt the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter
A. Republican Paper Published in the Interest oi the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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Chas, C Clark
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APRIL 20, 1912
BATTJ.K royal was waged in the republican convention last
week in Honolulu. Charges and counter charges were hurled
from one faction against the other. 'All day long and far into
the night they fought, but the final result was inevitable from the first.
The men who have brought these islands to their present high plane in
the commercial world, were standing together, and they must win
They were fighting for what they considered best for Hawaii.
Opposed to them were the disgruntled ones. Some of them honest
in their collections, no doubt, but others with no convictions at all.
The result is the only one which could possibly benefit Hawaii. Ha
waii today is one of the richest commonwealths in the world, but most
of her eggs are in one basket, and the men who have nurtured the hen
which lays the golden eggs, are the natural custodians of our prosperity.
These men are all republicans, believe in republican principles, and
should have the sLpport of every well wisher of the commonwealth.
Men like Achi and Coelho, advocate all kinds of drastic movements
by the defeated faction, but no cYuibt wiser heads will govern, and they
will all settle down to pull together 1i order to guarantee continued
prosperity for the islands.
Achi advocates the resignation of Kuhio, but who would be the loser
by such a move? Kuhio himself. Kuhio stands high today at home
and at Washington, but if he should resign like a peeved child, he
would loose that respect which every man has for a fighter. Kuhio is
the logical representative of Hawaii at Washington, and no doubt he
will return there again after the next election, to help another republi
can congress and republican president, preserve the present prosperity
not only of Hawaii, but of the nation.
From the detailed account in today's issue, of the sinking of the
Titanic, the sudden change from the peace and quietude of a sacred
concert, in the ship's saloon, to the despair and anguish when.death in
this frightful form confronted the passengers, must surely have been
cause to drive the captain, on whose care these people were, to suicide.
Yet through it all, cases of the most noble heroism stand out pre-eminent.
To those survivors the memory of these awful hours when they
waited between hope and despair only to finally see the ship go down
with no one to succour the helpless victims remaining on board, will
cast a lasting gloom that time will never efface.
In a recent issue of the Hawaiian Star, we observe that it alluded to
itself as the first newspaper in the Territory having had a building con
structed especially for the purpose. We beg to enlighten the Star
somewhat by saying that the Garden Island has occupied such a build
ing for nearly a year. Garden Island.
And the Maui News has occupied a building constructed especially
for it, for the past five years.
Noa Aluli (at precinct meeting). I tell you right now if Kuhio isn't
elected I am going to turn Democrat. However, I am out for election
on the Republican ticket to the legislature.
Noa was a republican, democrat and home ruler, all in one week
during the last campaign.
The Question of the Hour.
I MET an old man bent and gray, "
His teeth were gone, his eyes were dim;
I thought it only right to say
A kindly word or two to him.
'"Good sir," quoth I, "the day is fair.
The breeze is mild, the sky is blue.
Though sorrows still is here and there,
I hope that all is well with you."
He paused and turned and looked at me,
And leaned upon his staff and said
In tones of deep anxiety;
"Which do you favor, Taft or Ted?"
I met a man who seemed in haste,
His brow was high, his look was proud;
I saw he had no time to waste,
But, having stopped him in the crowd,
I asked: "Good sir, do you believe
That since the Poles have both been found
The poor will have less cause to grieve
And fewer hardships will abound?" '
He paused for a moment then and there
And, chewing at a black cigar,
He answered with an anxions air:
"Are you for Taft or for T. R.?"
I met a pretty suffragette
There are such suffragettes, indeed
Her smile I shall not forget,
Ah, she, I trow, was born to lead,
"Fair lady,,' I remarked when she
Had paused to hear, her cheeks aglow,
"Your righteous cause appeals to me;
How does the window smashing go?"
She seemed to have a solemn thought,
Then with a sweet, appealing glance,
She answered: "D j you think we ought
To give T. R. another chmce?"
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Here is a story that takes us back
to the days when Ciolrifirlri made
its one big splash in the pugilistic
pool, and a fairly good story it is.
Such newspaper men as were in
the Nevada mining camp in the
days preceding the GansNelson
fight will remember the turmoil
which arose when Nolan insisted on
Gang weighing in ring costume.
Nolan did not intend to spring this
demand until the day of the con
test. Gans was one of the first to
hear of it and he sent word to Tex
They say they're going to make
me weigh with my fighting things
on and I can't show 133 pounds
that way," complained Gans. "It
will take me all my time to make
the weight the other way. If
Nolan is to dictate I will have to
allow at least a couple of pounds for
fighting trunks and shoes and this
means I will have to pull myself
down to 131 pounds. Mr. Rickard,
I can't do it."
Tex spoke to Nolan and Nolan
"Where ia the precedent for any
thing like that?" asked Rickard.
"The rules, sir, the rules,"
whispered smiling Nolan. 'That's
the way they weigh for all cham
pionship fights. Fitzsimmons did
it for Dempsey at New Orleans.
Everybody has to do it."
Nolan won out and the meeting
dispersed, the news being given out
that Gans would have to do . 133
in fighting rig even if it became
necessary for him to have a leg or
an arm amputated. And the worst
of it was the articles called for three
weighings at intervals on the day of
the fight. This also was Nolan's
stipulation. He held that if each
man showed once or twice before
hand he could make the weight
there would be no disappointment
when the crowd gathered around
the ring. '
Gans set to work to devise a ring
costume that would be of gossamer
lightness. His trunks were of some
form' of cobwebby silk and weighed
barely a half pound. It was snid
that ho fashioned a pair of ring
shoes from brown paper stuck to
gether with glue. Maybe that was
Here's where the real story be
gins. It seems that Nelson had al
most an equally hard time of it
with Gans in making the weight.
The Battler had to dry out as he
never dried before, and the thirst,
which he dared not assuage, was
prodigious Nolan's consolation to
him was, "Well, you may bo a bit
feverish, but Gans will be twenty
The prospect didn't appease Nel
son altogether. Through abstinence
from cooling fluids, his tongue be
came as dry as a parrot's. If he
dozed off on the eve of the fight he
dreamed of cascades of ice water
just as men do who are dying of
thirst on the desert.
He was all right for the first
weighing next day and so was Gans.
The second time at scale, too, went
off without a hitch. '
But when Nelson returned to
camp to await the final weighing he
fell from grace. Temptation placed
m his way a cupful of apple sauce,
a thing of which the durable one
was inordinately fond. He threw
discretion to the winds As the
cooling stuff slid across his parched
palate he forgot Nolan, Gans and
every one else. He was desperate
and he took a chance.
"And if there's anything in the
world that will put on weight in a
hurry it's apple sauce,'' remarked
Nolan when telling the story.
Came the ringside weighing and
naturally enough Gans was the one
who was watched. Suspicion was
directed towards him, for he was
supposed to be the one who had the
hard time getting there.
' Nelson first," said the man at
the machine, and Nelson stepped
on. The. lever clicked and Nolan
pulled the Dane away quickly.
Here, come back here. We did
not see that," urged some one of
Gans bunch, but Nelson had
weighed in. So the master of the
scales declared, but the chances are
no one outside of Nolan knew
whether the lever had trembled or
Then Gans stood on the platform
while everybody crowded and
craned, and a mighty cheer went
up when it was announced that Joe
had passed the ordeal safely.
And Battling Nelson was the one
who was over weight.
The ice company held its annual
meeting last Saturday evening. Mr.
L. Wcinzeinier was elected a direct
A very heavy surf was running
at Lahaina Tuesday evening. Sev
eral boats were swamped. One boat
in which were two lady passengers
and the freight clerk of the Clau
dine," fared the worst. Everyone
got a thorough soaking, and one of
the crew was washed overboard.
He was picked up by the boat fol
lowing, in a thoroughly exhausted
condition and sent hack to the ship.
The Japanese who was so terribly
cut by a fellow countryman recently
will in all probability recover. This
was hardly thought possible at first,
as he was almost cut in two.
This town can now boast of two
comets, not in the starry heavens,
but in Lahaina waters. Comet 2 is
a fine new fishing boat, which was
launched with appropriate cere
monies on Tuesday afternoon.
The visiting Priory girls were
generously entertained at the Laha-
ua Hotel, immediately after their
arrival from Wailuku, on Tuesday.
Their memorial concert was subse
quently given at Lahaina hall.
Later in the evening they sailed
for Honolulu, Bishop Restarick ac
A SAD MISTAKE.
Rectifying It Didn't Sooth the Victim'r
A young' man who bad long been
prominent iu utliletics at tbe Univer
sity of Chlengo decided that tbe girl
upon wbom be bad been culling fur
tbe last three years might posnlbly
care to see some show, extended tbe
Invitation, and tbe young woman con
descended to accept
After tbe: theater be asked the girl
whether she cared to accompany him
to a little supper, and to his surprise
she accepted the Invitation. They ad
journed to a nearby restaurant, where
the "little supper" began to creep up
until the young man wondered nerv
ously whether his limited capital
would stand tbe strain. He noted,
with a sigh of relief, that the bill
amounted to only $5.80.
He reached nonchalantly Into his
pocket for his "roll," but was horri
fied to find he had neglected to chunge
his money from his school garb to his
evening clothes. Frantically he search
ed every pocket, and at last he was
relieved to feel the crinkle of a bill.
Intensely relieved, he drew it forth
only to find it was only a five dollar
note, placed in there at some period of
affluence and later forgotten. He was
still 80 cents "shy." He resolved to
brave it out, however, and told the
waiter to bring tbe head waiter. To
this lordly individual he explained the
circumstances and suggested that he
leave his name and address and be
sent a bill for the entire amount
As he was putting the pad contain
ing the name and address into his
pocket tbe bead waiter noticed a dia
mond ring on tbe young man's finger
and suggested It be left as security.
The young man was about to do tbla
when the young woman, who had
been quietly enjoying his dilemma,
came to the rescue and asked that
she be permitted to loan the young
man enough money to pay the bill.
Next day every one at the school
seemed to have heard tbe story, and
every place be went tbe young man
was asked about $5.80. In desperation
he fled to his room and on his table lay
a letter from tbe restaurant at which
he had met his Waterloo. It took him
some time to muster up courage to
open it, and one may imagine his feel
lngs on reading tbe following:
"My Dear Sir; We regret to state
that in making out your check last
night an error was made in charging
you $5.80 instead of $1.80. We are In
closing the dollar overcharge and trust
you will pardon the error und continue
to favor us with your patronage."
REPORT OF THE RECEIPTS AND EXPENDI
TURES OF THE COUNTY OF MAUI
FOR THREE MONTHS ENDING
MARCH 31, 1012.
Cash Balance, General Funds
Improvement Tax Funds
Road Tax Fund
Fines & Costs, Courts
Territory of Hawaii Taxes
Improvement Tax Fund
Road Tax Special Wailuku
Support Maintenance Indigents
Subsidy Militia & Fire Department
Subsidy County Farm & Sanitarium
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE.
Salary County Clerk
Salaries Deputy & Assistant Clerk
Incidentals County Clerk
Bonds County Officers
Telephones & Wireless
Furniture & Office Supplies
Salary County Physicians
Salary District Nurses
Salaries 6 Food & Sanitary Insnectora
Care Maintenance Malulani Hospital
Salary Deputy Auditor
Salary Deputy Treasurer .
Expenses Liquor Commission
Salary County Attorney
balanes x Assistants
Incidentals County Attorney
salaries District Magistrates
Incidentals District Courts
Salary Clerk Circuit Court
Clerk & Stenographer Circuit Court
Expenses Circuit Court
Library Circuit Court
Witnesses Circuit Court
. POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Salaries 5 Deputy Sheriffs
Salary Sheriff's Clerk -Salary
Pay of Police
Coroners Inquest .
Support Maintenance Prisoners
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.
Salary District Overseers
Incidentals Department Public Works
Care etc., County Buildings
varc eic, oumy rams
Machinery & Stock
County Farm & Sanitarium
Roads & Waterworks Wailuku
v " Makawao
Reconstruction & Oiling Streets Wailuku
Extension Waterworks Wailuku
Reconstruction & Relocation roads Makawao
Branches Kula Pipe Line
Macadamizing & Oiling roads Makawao
Reconstructing & Oiling roads Lahaina
Extension Waterworks Lahaina
Public Building Lahaina
Reconstruction & Relocating roads Hana
Water Investigation Hana
Reconstruction roads Molokai
Road Tax Special
Improvement Tax Fund
I 47S I
. 98 05
600 00 .
1 160 00
53 84 '
Wailuku, Maui, April 4, 1912.
April 13, 20.
CHAS. WILCOX, ' .
Auditor County of Maui.
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