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WAILUKU, MAUI, H., SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1912.
- SuciJ a Possibility Would be a Blow
To Hawaiian Sugar.
Locnl sugar men view with min
gled feelings the developments of
the pilikin in Culm. In the light of
its immediate effect, a vigorous re
bellion just now might he profitable
to Hawaii financially, through the
curtailment of the big sugar crop
, which the Cuban sugar men are
rushing to market, and which un
doubtedly is influencing the price of
v However, over two-thirds of the
crop has already been harvested, so
a curtailment of the output at this
stage would probably not have a
very marked influence on prices.
On the other hand some of the
Hawaiian planters have been hav
ing a cold sweat for fear the Cuban
turmoil spells annexation of the
West Indian republic by the United
, States. There is a strong suspicion
that certain financial interests have
sc .part in tho present trouble. Of
later years a larger and larger amount'
of American capital has been in
vested in Cuban sugar and other
agricultural enterprises. What is
more natural than that this capital
should speed any movement which
would tend to wipe out the 80 per
cent differential duty which Cuban
sugar now has to pay to get into the
the United States market? Cuba's
resources have been thus far only
slightly developed, and it is certain
that, with tho duty removed, the
output of the island will enormously
increase almost at once. Such an
addition to the world's sugar supply,
especially when it can get into, the
United States without restriction, is
believed to be a menance to all other
domestic sugar production, inas
much as Cuba can probably not only
. produce sugar considerably cheaper
than Hawaii, but also has tho ad-
. vantago of a much lower freight
rate to market.
It will be remembered that tho
last time the United States was forc-
ed to intervene in Cuba, tho re
public was warned that another
time would likely mean the perma
nent occupation of the island by
American authority. Hence the un
certainty and anxiety which the
present turmoil occasions.
The following account of the ccle
' bration of tho 87th birthday of Mrs.
L- R. Lufkin, mother of C. D. Luf
kin, of the Wailuku National Bank,
is taken from a coast paper:
Yesterday at tho home of Col.
and Mrs. D. C. Smith on South
UiTiversity street, in Norma , the
87th birthday of Mrs. L. It. Lufkin
-yis celebrated. A number of rela
tives both from Normal and Bloom-
ington and from out of town were
present, and it was a most enjoyable
time for all present. After an ela
borate dinner last evening they
were entertained by reflectorscope
pictures. Those, from out of Normal
and Bloomington present were:
Her sons, Mr. Frank Lufkin, of
Guatemala, Central Amtrica; Mr.
Charles Lufkin, Hawaiian Islands,
and Dr. Harry Lufkin and his
daughter, Bernadeno, of St. Paul;
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Mapel, of
Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Georgtf
D. Chafee, of Shelbyville, and Mr.
-t t n m.nt,. t r, ,-:..
Hugh Howell was a returning
passenger on tho Mikahala Wednes
The True Inwardness of the School
Now that the noise of the conflict
has censed, and the dust that was
thrown so industriously into the
eyes of the public has settled, we
are in a position to estimate- the re
pent school fight in Honolulu at its
First As to the line-up of the
combatants: Of the stand-pat
ters" Pope, Wood, Gibson and
Baldwin only the last two named
have ever had any experience as
teachers of elementary, schools in
Hawaii. Pope is a graduate of tho
Kansas Agricultural College. Wood
says he is a graduate of Cornell.
Wood is credited with being the
power behind tho throne,, the others
merely marking time at his com
mand. Of the "insurgents" Davis,
Cox, Qopelnnd, Taylor, Wells and
King are mostly college-bred men,
and all have had Jong experience in
schools here. Of those who balanced
so' dextrously on the fence, Brodie,
Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Frasher, Miss
Miss Taylor and Miss Deyo are
teachers of reputation and experi
ence. Tho rest are mostly well-
meaning young persons with no par
ticular claim to be called educators.
It does not appear that the stand
patters have any advantage over
the insurgents in education,- experi
ence or professional ability, although
they make loud claims to be con
sidered experts." To an outsider
their frantic efforts to stifle discus
sion and to muzzle criticism are
pretty clear evidence of the inherent
weakness of their cause. It seems
to us, on the face of the situation,
that Wood's much-vaunted course
of study must have been a pretty
rotten proposition when such rotten
tactics had to be resorted to in its
Second As to the manner in
which the contest was carried, on :
Tho meeting was called by Super
intendent Pope in accordance with
a resolution of the Commissioners
authorizing tho supervising princi
pals as such to meet and to discuss
and make recommendations regard
ing certain subjects distinctly speci
fied. Wood, Pope and Gibson, not
one of whom, was a supervising
principal or had a shadow of a right
to sit in the meeting, claimed mem
bership ex officio, and assumed en-
tiro direction of tho proceedings,
Pope occupying tho chair, to which
he had been elected as a matter of
courtesy the year before, no one
supposing that he would insist up
on the chairmanship as a matter of
right. . Tho question as to his right
to preside coming to a tie vote, he
ruled in his own favor and there
after occupied the chair4 on the
strength of his own ruling an al
most unprecedented action. Mrs.
Wilcox, a commissioner and a
staunch supporter of Pope, was also
present at every meeting, with pen
cil and note-book in hand to record
votes and to influence the weak-
kneed. Under such circumstances
the proceedings could bo little bet
ter than a farco. . One would ima
gine that tho precautions taken to
gag the meeting would have been
amply sullicient to satisfy the stand
patters. But they were taking no
chances. Through Wood'B personal
organ and by means of "hand-outs"
to tho independent press the most
outrageous falsehoods were circulat
ed regarding tho whole insurgent
movement and particularly regard
"STEP LIVELY; THE BIG
CHICAGO, Junn 7. The democrats have launched a Btyan boom
at Parkersburg, West Virginia.
CHICAGO. June 7. The Renublican National Committee is
discussing rules. That the membership of the committee should be
compoeed of one member from each State and Territoiy.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7.
or bett's gambling house last night.
HAVANA, Juno 7. Gomez has
to arm themselves against a national
LOS ANGELES. Juner 7. The confession of Franklin in the
Darrow trial hns been admitted as evidence.
HONOLULU, June 7. Tho
will ftval those of Marconi and Poulson.
Meade Bays the plantations are
Professor Jaggers, on his way
to take place Boon.
McClellan opposes cleanup day, and the committee in charge of it.
Low opposes tho Kalukaua avenue parking scheme.
HONOLULU, June 1. Phil Dankoy of the Bulletin claims an
immense fortune from a Washington
The Chinese constitution was
by, the name of Ah Lo.
It is reported there is a scheme
ing the motives and'objects of pope
land, who had dared to open a dis
cussion touching stand-pat policies.
The stand-patters haunted the news
paper offices, ready to supply
news items" and inspired editori
als for publication. It is asserted
that they even labored with tho
owners of a neutral daily, pleading
to have it also lined up against the
insurgents, but without success.
The object of all this calumny, vitu
peration and abuse in tho news
papers could have been nothing
else than to discredit Copeland and
his associates in tho public estima
tion and to disgust people generally
with tho whole question, as well as
to divert attention from the main
issue, Politics, county control, tho
color-line, personal ambition, graft,
etc., were all conjured up in lieu
of argument. Lying affidavits were
Bwom to. Copeland, born an
American, was accused by Wood, a
Canadian, of "un-Americanistn,"
whatever that may bo. Baldwin
made a strenuous defense of Pope,.
who, had not been attacked in any
way whatever. In short, tho stand
pat crowd appear to have stepped
at nothing, however false, mislead
ing and unprofessional, t to keep
SHOW'S JUST BEGINNING!"
Chapln in Kansas City Star.
Another bomb was dropped under
.There wasno damage!
issued a formal appeal to Cubans
peril which faces the country.
naval wireless plant at Pearl Harbor
refusing Russian laborers as un
to Hilo, 'expects a volcanic outbreak
relative who died intestate.
written ,by a former Honolulu boy
on foot 10 boost Francis Gay for
their pet hobbies the course of
study and the Normal School im
muno from criticism.
Third Ab to the causo of all this
hubbub: Tho Commissioners of
Public Instructions had requested
tho supervising principals to con
sider, among other things, changes
in tho course of study with a view
to its better adaptation to the needs
of the rural schools. There was
nothing radical or revolutionary in
this. Nobody hitherto has consid
ered either Copeland or Wells capa
blo of inducing a body of conserva
tive teachers to adopt radical poli
cies contrary to their best judgment.
,Nobody for a moment supposed
that Copeland, an obscure country
school teacher, possessed demagogic
powers of such a high order as to
enable him to "water-buffalo,"
as the . stand-patters elegantly ox
pressed it, solid, hard-headed busi
ness men like Moir, Stanley, Aiken
and Rico - Copeland and Wells
seem to havo made a careful study
of tho subject assigned them; and,
as no one else, apparently, had
done sd, they had a clear right to
bo heard. This right was practi
cally denied them, with the result
(Continued ou Page 4.)
Suddenly Stricken With Heart Failure,',
He Never Rallies.
Early li.st Saturday morning Dr.
John Weddick, one of tho best
known kaninainas on Maui, was
stricken with heart failure, and be
fore the doctors reached his side, he
was dead j
Dr. Weddick, was a man with
a real old Irish heart. He knew no
enemies, and had none. His hand
clasp, was always that of a true
friend, and though at times forceful
in his language, when he thought a
wrong had been done, still he never
let anything affect that natural
warm feeling of fellowship which he
always maintained for all his fellow
Dr. Weddick stood high in his pro
fession. He was born in Dublin in
1S54, graduated from the King and
Queen college of physicians in 1874,
and also from tno Royal College of
Surgeons. Dr. Weddick was not
robust as a young man, and was
obliged to leave Ireland on account
of the rigors'1 of the climate. Ho
came to the islands, in 18SG as ship's
doctor on one of the first immigrant
ships bringing Portuguese. Shortly
after he went to California, hut soon
returned, and located at Waimea,
Oahu. . In 1888 he moved to Laha
ina, and received the appointment
of government physician of that
place. The Pioneer Mill Company
was then in the hands of W. G.
Horner &. Sons. In 189G, he was
married to Wiuiufred M. Baldwin,
and one year later moved to Wai
luku, and has been here ever since.
Dr. Weddick -was government phy
sician for the district of Wailuku at
tho time of the' outbreak of Bubonic
plague in Kahului. In recognition
of his heroic services at that time ho
was presented with a gold watch
and chain by the grateful citizens.
He leaves a wife and one child
Winnifred Jane Weddick, who is in
school in Honolulu. He has two
sisters and four brothers living in
The funeral last Saturday was
from his lato residence, and was
largely attended by people from all
parts of Maui, everyone of whom
had been his friend.
The men and women of Maui will
be pleased to learn that they will
soon havo an opportunity to select
from the Molnerny samples, foot
wear of the finest manufacture and
gentlemen will be given an oppor
tunity to pick tho choicest patterns
of Stein Bloch ready-to-wear cloth
ing or tho materials from which
they may have a suit made by the
famous "Who's your Tailor" Price
of Chicago. Besides theso articles
Messrs. Silva and Murray will carry
with them samples of' the finest
lines of shirts, notably the Manhat
tan. Interwoven Hosiery, Neckwear,
Collars and Cuffs, Stetson Hats aud
many lines of underwear. Mr. A
I. Silva has been on Maui many
times and through him the house
has a large clientele. Messrs. Mc-
Incmy ask that orders for goods in
the lines to lw represented be held
until- the arrival of their salesmen.
Tho dat. 8 aro mentioned in an ad
vertisement in. this issue.
H. K Weller- mado a business
trip to Honolulu this week
Last Sunday Were Enjoyed By a Big
Crowd of Fans.
If the crowds lit the hall games
for the past two Sundays show any
thing, it is that the ptoplc appre
ciate the work of the promoters
in trying to give them. 11 first class
brand of ball The ganir) hist Sun
day showed much improvement
over those of the opening day, and
both pitchers and fielders tightened
up wonderfully, nipping many a
rally, before it got fairly started.
The first game was between tho .
Stars and tho Camp Ones, the form
er winning by a score of 7 to 3.
This score fairly indicates the rela
tive strength of the two teams as
they played Sunday. The Camp
One pitcher, Ito, who started tho
game, had nothing and ho was hit
hard, much harder than tho score
shows, and Martinez who relieved
him, was much 'better. With
George Cummings on tho receiving
end, the Stars were greatly strength
ened, and with him catching, Bal
is hard to hit.
The second game between Paia
and the Japanese team was fairly
well played, though at times a little
loose, but this is bound to bo the
ease in any game the Japanese aro
in, as they aro daring base runners,
continually aiming to draw a throw.
Rocha pitched his usual consistent
game, but ho could not stop tho
Japanese, and thoy scored in almost
every inning. Meyers pitched one
of his good games, and when he
does that, he generally wins. One
of tho most notable features of his
pitching Sunday was his steadiness.
Heretofore he lias inclined to wild
ness. Wjth his terrific speed he
keeps tho batters well away from
the plate. Tho score in this game
was 9 to 3.
The games next Sunday will bo
between the Kahuluis and the J. A.
C.'s and tho 1,'aias and the Stars.
Wo understand the Paia team has
signed all the school boys in Hono
lulu, irrespective of what part of
Maui they belong. Thi3 should not
bo allowed, as boys living in Wai
luku should not play with the Paia
team. Of course in the case of
Lahaina, where there iB no team
entered it is different. Tho teams
representing a locality should have
first choice of players from that
locality, then if there are any who
do not caro to play on their home
team, they could bo signed up by
outside teams. This doctrine will
bo objected to by some but it will
bo recognized as tho best for the
league in tho long run, and tho best
for the sport in general.
Louis Soares has joined tho Stars,
and was out on tho coaching lines
in uniform last Sunday.
Accident at Maliko.
A serious accident occurred.-Vat
Maliko this week. A team of horsea
driven by a - young man named
Brown, whose father is ono of tho
new homesteaders at Haiku, became
seared and started on a mad run
down tho steep grade. Tho pole of
the wagon had broken and at every
jump tho stump of the polo would
hit tho horses. Brown hung des
perately to the team, but was
thrown off, tho wagon going over
him. He was unconscious when
picked up, but soon revived, and
there seems to bo nothing moro
serious than a fow bruises. Oi)o of
tho horses was quite severely cut.
and is being atto'nOed. to by Dr,