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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
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V. L.. Stevenson
IS THERE A DODGER?
FROM the tenor of an article thnt appeared in a Honolulu paper
last week, it would appear as if the proposition of the Govern
ment taking over the Claudine wharf, is to hinge upon, whether
or not, the Kahului Railroad Company will surrender its license to
Imild a deep sea wharf at Kahului.
If Harbor Commissioner Campbell was quoted correctly, there would
seem to be a misunderstanding somewhere.
That the only condition upon which the Government would take
over the'alilui wharf, should be the surrender of the Railroad's
license to build a larger wharf, seems at variance with what was dis
cussed, and settled at thelast meeting of the Maui Chamber of Com
The Railroad Company has a license to build a wharf. It has also a
fifty years lease on the necessary land. That the company should sur
render this oil off chance of the Government erecting a wharf, does
not seem reasonable.
The Railroad Company is ready to give up all idea of building a
wharf, if the Government take over the Claudine wharf, and proceed
at once to erect a ship's wharf at Kahului.
The necessary money for the purchase of the Claudine wharf is avail
able. The wharf should be taken over at once, and there should be no
strings on the proposition.
FISHER KNOWS IT ALL.
ECRETARY Fisher should
ditions in these islands by the
From the lips of the men best
about the financial and social end of life- in these islands. Then, by
touring the islands, he is gaining a thorough knowledge of the real
difficulties that are to be contended against by the planters and home
steaders. The Secretary will see for himself that "land" that looks fine on a
map, is either nothing but lava, or else located on the side of a preci
pice. It is all very fine to make statements to the effect that "thousands of
acres" are available for homesteads. There are thousands of acres but,
of what possible use is a portion of the area?
The kickers who have nothing good to say of the plantations, forget
that any prosperity that does at present exist, comes from sugar.
Every man, woman and .child in these islands lives on, and off sugar.
Most of the plantations owe their existence to the fact that men with
money and brains were willing to take a chance. If the lands that are
now spoken of as being in the "grasp" of the Interests, had not been
developed at enormous expense by the Sugar people, those same lands
would now be lying bare and arid, as they did before money was spent
in millions to bring water to them.
(Continued irom Taut; I)
kawao, A. F. Tavares; liana, Jim.
Wilcox; at large, O.K. Makekau.
The convention adjourned at five
o'clock, and every body felt satisfied
that a good days work had been ac
The Republican Party of the
County of Maui, in convention as
seinbled, reallinus its allegiance to
the principals, policies and tradi
tions of the Republican Party of the
We heartily approve of the work
done and the iH'iict'teial results ac
complished in both National and
Territorial administration and re
cognized the splendid service ren
dered by our Delegate in Congress;
and believing that party pledges
should be as sacredly observed as
the pledges of the individuals, we
promise the earnest support of all
Territorial Republican ollicers from,
and County officials of this County,
in faithfully fulfilling every party
We heartily endorse the plat
form adopted by the Republican
Territorial convention held in Ho
nolulu on September 10, 1912, and
pledge and instruct our representa
tive in the coming Territorial Legis
lature to support and vote for all
measures therein recommended;
and wo emphasize our approval of
the following planks referred to in
saiii platform :
1. The adoption of such a policy
with reference to harbor improve
ment that will accommodate the
rapidly increasing commerce of the
Teiriti ry especially in the County
. of Maui.
2. The enactment of legislation
which will secure an adequate direct
primary law for the Territory.
3. The permanent settlement
upon the former Queen Liliuukalani
as long as she shall Jlive.
Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter
in the Interest oi the People
$2.00 per Year, $1.25 Six Months
SEPTEMBER 21, 1912
have a first hand knowledge of con
time he returns to the mainland.
qualified to tell, he has heard all
4. The extension of the move
ment for better sanitation, and the
passage of such further laws and
appropriations to promote this end.
We earnestly believe in, and here
by pledge the Republican Party of
this County, if continued in power,
to support and vote for the follow
ing local measures:
1. The material improvement
and extension of the public water
service throughout the County, so
that an ample supply of pure water
for domestic purposes shall at all
times be available to all citizens
residing in our centres of popula
tion, especially so for the towns of
Wailuku and Lahaina.
2. Extension of our highway
system through public and unde
3. The further establishment of
parks, play grounds and places of
rest and recreation in each of the
districts of this County.
4. Better facilities for lighting
the Towns and other centers of
population in the County, not al
ready provided for.
5. Lileral appropriation for the
care, equipment, and maintenance
of our school buildings, court
houses, jails and other public insti
tions. G. Liberal appropriation for the
maintenance, equipment and en
largement of our "County Farm
7. An appropriation by tho Ter
ritorial Legislature sufficient in
amount to construct a modern
driveway from the Town of Lahaina
8. The enactment of such legis
lation that will allow the Sheriff of
this County to appoint his Deputy
Sheriffs irrespective of time of resi
dence or residence in tho districts to
which appointed, all such and all
other appointments by the Sheriff
to bo subject to approval of local
Board of Supervisors.
9. The enactment of legislation
that will change the date of election
of County Officers to first Tuesday
after first Monday in May, instead
of in November as irt present.
Newly elected officers to take office
the first of July following.
Proud of the history made by the
Republican Party and especially so
of t ho work of our senators and re
presentatives and County officers,
we now bind ourselves to the sped
fie future performance of every
plank made in this and the Terri
torial platform; submitted as a
guarantee of performance as well as
a confession of faith; and in the
accomplishment of these ends we
earnestly ask the support of every
good citizen irrespectiee of former
We the undersigned hereby con
cured in the above recommendations
and in addition to the above we
recommend the insertion of a plank
to the effect that legislation be en
acted so that each dirtrict elect a
supervisor as done previously to the
change made in the law by the past
legislature and that no chairman
for Board be elected as such at the
general election, such chairman to
be selected by the Board from
among its members.
J. K. KAPOI
Some Stories About Fisher Lorrin
Andrews Behind Scene About
Honolulu, September 18.
Tho Fisher inquiry grows in in
terest to the public and each of the
representatives of the big business
of the islands adds to the fame of
Secretary Fisher as a cross examiner.
Many have asked if he is a lawyer.
This can he answered in the affir
mative for before being called upon
to look after the Interior Depart
ment by President Taft he made a
better-than-good living as a practic
ing lawyer in Chicago. This may
account for the keenness of the cross
examinations and the raised brows
of the attorneys as certain questions
are asked. Before Bailing from
San Francisco the secretary and his
party expressed a desire to visit
"Wizard Burbank," and a trip by
automobile was the result. On the
way south a constable held up the
chauffeur for exceeding the speed
limit. The fine was ten dollars
which Mr. Fisher advised the man
to pay, adding that it was not pro
per t ) break tho law. It was said
the constable did not learn for
hours, who he had held up and,
being a Progressive in a Progressive
state, he patted himself on the back
for having one on a Taft man. That
was the first fine but when Fisher
came to secure his steamer ticket
there was a two hundred dollars
fine tacked on for each member of
tho party. That called forth the
remark from Mr Fisher that it was
proving a "fine" trip and now that
he has gotten along so well with his
investigation of the sugar industry
he concludes that he is up against a
Lorrin Andrews, who, if report
is to be credited, is tho most disliked
man in the Republican party, seems
to hold the destiny of the organiza
tion in tho hollow of his hand in
all of the caucusses. The secret
ballot, the idol of the Hawaiians,
and the bane of members of the party
who wish to see pledges kept, was
adopted at a caucus Saturday night
called by the Kuhio faction of which
Andrews seems to be leader. Holstein
and Desha spoke in behalf of the
suggestion because it would material
ly aid the delegate to Washington.
Oscar Cox seemed to be the choice
of the meeting for chairman of the
county convention and John Marca
lino as secretary Bob. Shingle says
he is not a candidate for mayor
against John Lane, who has declared
himself, but keeps mum on the sub
ject of tho treasurership. George
Smithies and Theo. Lansing stand
F YOU WANT
, Do Wot Forget
That We Carry
Maui Dry Goods & Grocery Company, Ltd.
ready to step into the breach in tho
event of Shingle not hankering
after the office ho now holds It is
said on good authority, but has not
yet reached the newspapers, that if
John Lane receives the nomination
for Mayor in the convention Charlie
Hustace, the only available candi
date who can fill the position with
credit, will step into the ring as an
independent. It is not thought this
will elect him. Joe Fern, the seventy
five hundred a year beauty, is to be
reckoned with and, at the finish, it
is thought he will be sitting in the
game. It is to be a stiff fight here
and a dirty one in November and
the weeks proceeding election,
Monday night was a stormy one
iu the meeting of the platform com
mittee of the Republican Party. It
is said the platform was drawn by
Breckons at the request and dicta
tion of Kuhio. In it are planks
that are not acceptable to some of
the rank and file of the party. Par
ticularly is this the case with that
referring to homesteading. Cupid
says if his do not remain in the
platform he will step aside and run
independent, Shingle says if it re
mains in he will not accept any
office to which he might be Jelected.
This would indicate that tho planks
might not be altogether acceptable
to Breckons for he is of the same
mind, presumably as Shingle, being
of the bunch that sits on the politi
cal lid here. Can you boat it.
WHY SAM QUIT.
The truth seems to be out
about why Sam Johnson withdrew
from the race for supervisor in the
second of tho fourth district. It
seems that Bitulithic Gilman is
something of a leader in the precinct
and being a brother in law to ex
Sheriff Brown, lie has the backing
of that astute young man, Gilman
was the choice candidate for super
visor but when the subject was
broached he pointed with something
of a worried look on his face at the
list of tenders for bitulithic pave
ments and said he could not consist
ntly serve the county in his own
when you are ready to
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behalf; it would savor of rawness to
promote bitulithic while, he was a
supervisor and while he is loyal to
his county he felt the same degree
of pride in building up a fortune in
paving contracts. In fact he hugged
the contracts closer than heevercould
the salary of fifty a month as a sup
ervisor. The lieutenents of the Re
publican party of the nrecinet saw
the fairness of the conclusion und
voted the thanks of tho members of
the caucus and promptly dropped
Joe. Col. Johnson's name was men
tioned and someone with a horizon
beyond the end of his nose asked
the difference between ohia blocks
and bitulithic. A man in th mnr
of the room answered that the
blocks were more expensive than
the bitu, but were more desirable.
That knocked Sam's Mont
off'n him and he dropped out of the
game witn ttianks to all those who
wished to help him. So just on ac
count of business interests which,
against all party rules, in this in
stance, are given preference, tho sec
ond precinct of the fourth has lost
tho candidacy of two very good
Will Serve For Two Years.
At the County Convention the
following were elected by acclama
tion to form the County Committee
for the next two years:
Lanai-Chas. Gay; Honolua, D.
T. Fleming, Lahaina, L. Wein
zheinier;: Olowalu, David Kuainu
Wailuku, II. B. Penhallow; Wail,
representing the VIEIRA jf
of Honolulu, an old estab- g
hee, Ben Manoanoa; Puunene, F.
F. Baldwin; Ulupalakua, J. Brown;
Kula, George Copp; Makawao, L.
von Tempsky; Hamakuapoko, D.
C. Lindsay; Huelo, W. F. Pogue:
Keanae, S. Kopa; Nahiku, J.
Kema; Hana, G. O. Cooper; Kipa
hulu, J. K. Kapoi; Kaupo, Scot
Haia; Halawa, Kamanonau; Pukoo,
H. RT Hichcock: Kaunakakai.
Uwahinui; Kalaupapa, J. D. Mc
NOTICE TO CANDIDATES.
The twenty-five electors who'
sien nomination Tinners tnnar he
chosen from electors qualified to
vote at this, not the last, election.
Candidates for Senators or Repre
sentatives should therefore verify
the names of the electors who sign
their nomination papers by ascer
taining from the County Clerks of
the several counties whether at
least twenty-five of such names
have been duly registered on the
Great Register as electors duly
qualified to vote in the candidates,
Senatorial or Representative Dis
trict, as the case may be, at the
election to be held in November 5,
1912. The names of duly regis
tered electors signing nomination
papers for Delegates may be taken
from the Territory at large.
E. A. MOTT-SMITH,
Secretary of Hawaii.
Honolulu, Hawaii, September
Sept. 21, 28.