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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCHES, 1913.
THE MAUI NEWS
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MARCH 15. l!i:
THKRK lias been a good deal of talk on Hawaii and Oahu about
"The Shame of Maui." We do not think that there will he
much of a "peep" from Hawaii in future 571. 000 stolen from
the people by those who were trusted employees will keep the "IJig
Islanders" with their fingers to their noses for a while. Oahu has had
such a l tin of crimes of the kind that cry out for the death penalty,
that she cannot say much about Maui, which is free from that sort of
Still, in justice to the law officials of Maui it is necessary that some
of the printed remarks about this island should be contradicted. Two
Honolulu papers have slated that only one man, and he a stranger, has
been arrested in connection with the scandal tfiat shocked this island.
Stress was laid on tlie fact that the man arrt sted was from another isl -
and, and the claim was made that others, equally as guilty as the man
now out on bonds, were allowed to escape from the islands. The at
tempt to work up sympathy for the man who is charged with having
criminally abused a girl of less than thirteen years of age, is a clever
piece of work and, if the facts as stated in the Honolulu and Ililo
papers were correct, there would be some justification for the editorials
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nowever, ine real tacts ot tne case are as tollow: lliree persons
not one man have been arrested in connection with the scandal. One
of these a woman has been given a jail sentence. Two others
men one a Maui citizen, and the other a citizen of Hilo, are now com
mined tor investigation at the hands ot the (irand Jurv which meets
here next week.
Other names have been bandied about the streets as having been
mixed up in the rotten mess. Two young men in particular have been
mentioned. These young fellows resigned their positions and left for
foieign lands. As a matter of fact their names have never been men
tioned by the young girl concerned in the case, and there was nothing
against them except, perhaps, the disgrace of having visited grown up
friends of the keeper of the house, at the place which has a very bad
name. The young fellows were not angels, but they apparently drew
the line at having anything to do with babes.
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ineie are sua uiree oiner men to write about. I heir names were
brought out at the police court hearing. The youngest girl swore that
these men had had immoral relations with her. That fact was gone in
to by the County Attorney, and there was no corroborative evidence,
as there is m the case against the two men now under indictment. The
Grand Jury will probe the whole matter, and if others besides the two
under indictment are guilty they will, no doubt, be sent up for trial
AN OLD STORY.
111!, Hilo scandal once more emphasizes the fact that no one
handling the funds of a county should be left in a position where
he can juggle the coin without any chance of being discovered
long term ot years. If there had been a nrnncr .unlit of dir.
County of Hawaii books, by an official who was the superior officer of
Auditor Maguire, there would have been no chance of the county
losing j7 1,000, and having no possible hope of recovering it. The
Hilo proposition has been known to most of the newspapermen of the
territory for a long time past. Over two years ago a certain official of
Hilo gave the present writer a tip on the matter. The news was sent
in a quiet way to Governor Frear but, although the territorial auditor
did pay a visit to'Hilo, he did not go through the books. The auditor
claimed thai it was the system that he investigated, and not the actual
bookkeeping. H Gooding Field was then sent for by a committee of
citizens, represented by the Ililo Hoard of Trade. What Field disov
tied is a wen known story, and Kufiis Lyman is now doing time for
the affair. When Field asked Lyman for the list of licenses issued, he
could not get the necessary daui. Fii Id then searched the files of the
Ililo T ri'iHine ami there found a complete record of the transactions of
the Hoard of License Commissioners. The list of licenses was found in
the paper and, in that way, Field was enabled to go around the big isl
and and find out who had paid their licenses and still had never be credited
with it. Newspapers deserve praise sometimes, and the Hilo Tribune
certainly did its shaie in the matter of killing graft in the Rainy City.
The system of paying the county laborers once a week, instead of by
the month or more is finding favor with the men. They now find
that they can go to a store ai'd lay out their cash to better advantage,
and with more economical results, than when they used to run monthly
bills that had to be paid in a lump every pay day.
The Maui lioat and Country Club is deserving of all the support pos
sible to give it. The idea is an excellent one, and the thought of the
benefits that the members will enjoy, is enough to make a man, or a
woman, wish that the affair was in full swing now.
The legislators will be welcome to our city. May they see everything
worth seeing on Maui, and may they return to their homes with a feel
ing of Aloha for the Valley Island.
K. M. Watson is again mentioned in the race for the governorship.
He would be the best man for the position and many hope that he will
get the plum.
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All aboard for the Glorious Fourth. The Maui Racing Association
will provide the fun and the public should do the rest.
The Kihei boat landing will soon be an accomplished fact and the
change from McGregors' will be much appreciated.
notice. I am led to believe when
the people of Hilo decided to have
the books audited did I say the
people of Hilo I meant the hold
over committee of the senates, the
auditing bunch headed by Matt.
Graham got to work and began to
find thingsvfliid then a man from
Hilo, two of them in fact, at various
times appeared here and hovered
around the capitol. It is believed
by those who are interested that
the visits of those two men were
the visits of scouts sent to learn if
possible what was to be done in the
event of disclosures being made.
No one suspects that the bank had
any connection with the auditor
further than that which exists be
tween bank and customer but, pro
bably the bank was in doubt as to
the light in which the public and
the government, or the members
of the holdover committee, would
view that connection. The other
day Cashier Patten came down and
he stands so pat in the matter that
he declines to give any reply to the
questions put to him claiming, it
appears, a sort of client and attor
ney position and privilege. Of
course when the matter goes into
court, and Maguire has not already
squealed, which it is believed he
will, the bank will be made to talk.
Perhaps there will be no "make"
to it, for when the court gets after
a corporation down here that cor
poration is rcidy to lie down and
turn over and eat out of the hand.
Rreckons is the man for the job;
his methods bring the desired re
sult. I was talking to a Hilo man to
day and learned from him that the
officials are entirely independent of
any but the county auditor, and
they may go ahead and do as they
please without fear of detection
from one year to another. A pretty
state of affairs especially in this
country where so many of the
officials have been careless.
Senator Hewitt, died Satur
day morning. He was a friend of
about everybody in whom he could
place confidence, and an enemy to
those who ever did him an under
hand trick. I think he will be
generally mourned, generally be
cause there is an exception in the
late manager of Hutchinson plan
tation for whom he had no parti
cular love and who, I , am con
strained to believe, had no love for
George. There was a time, too,
when he had no particular love for
the executive head of the govern
ment of Hawaii. But that is past.
Looking back through the pages
of history of Hawaii I find that
Conness in the only man engaged
in newspaper work who had made
enough money to quit and go to
school without working his way.
Hut his good fortune is not entirely
due to his work on a newspaper.
That work was incidental to the
result that made him richer by
twenty thousand dollars, it is said,
for if he had not gone to Hilo as
editor of the Herald he would not
have met Johnson, the business
manager who probably put him
w ise to the needs of Hilo in a rail
way way. Now, I understand, the
company is owned by the capitalists
of the First Bank of Hilo, which
means Scott and Kennedy, likewise
interested in the electric light
plant and which it is said, opposed
Conness in his effort to get a fran
chise. Kennedy did not take anv
part in the opposition, but Scott is
alleged to have been in evidence to
the consternation of the petitioner.
It has been written that Conness
will go to school in Georgetown.
I see nothing lacking in the young
man's education, for it takes brains
to accomplish what he has and he
could not have succeeded if his
grey niatter had not been well de
veloped. If I Were in Hilo, and
were asked when the railroad line
would be completed I would give
the Scotsman's answer and say
"I hae me doots." There will be
a line built sometime but when?
U. 8. MARSHAL.
A man by the name of Harry
Mossman of Maui, has considera
tion at the hands of the central
committee of the democratic party
for U. S. Marshal in place of such
men as Charlie McCarthy, who
was turned down in his attempt to
get the endorsement of the commit
tee for collector of the port, I have
forgotten which. Mossman is after
the marshalship and the committee
has seen fit to endorse him for the
job. Kd. Duisenberg has endorse
ment for Collector of Customs
good man. This is a genuine sur
prise for, though he is a mighty
good fellow, few people knew he
was a democrat, and fewer that he
was an applicant for office. Bar
ron, he of the loud voice, wants to
be postmaster of Honolulu and is
turned down by the committee. He
has for an opponent a Mr. Colby,
who was for many years in the
post office, and those years did not
soften his disposition. Toward the
last of his service for Uncle Sam
he held a position at the stamp
window and, while it may try the
patience of the clerk I can assure
you his actions tried the patience of
the public. Pratt is not noted for
diplomacy or good nature in his
dealings with the public, but if he
is worse than Colby I will eat the
department of dead letters and
I understand the Audit Company
of Hawaii, after its excellent work
concerning Maguire, will get
the order to finish the audit of the
books of Hawaii County, and get
after the rest of the alleged ring
that is believed to have looted the
treasury. No one here who knows,
thinks Maguire has had the stuff
alone. There are others and the
manager of the Audit Company,
Matthew Graham, can put his fin
ger on them at any time. As
matter of fact he knew before he
began the work of auditing, the
very glay on which the crocked
work began. I was told yesterday
by an ex-Hilo man that old Tom
Ryan, the deaf assistant to Treas
urer Lalakea some years ago, knew
that five days after he left the office
the first crooked warrant came in.
i nis may prove to be the case
when Graham again gets at the
books, and I fancy Ryan will be
one of the witnesses for the prose
cution. He is ready to go and
give his evidence and the people of
Hilo know that he knows ."what
McCandless is touted for gov
ernor hands down. How do I know?
Because men who are in position
to guess correctly twice out of
twice, sav it is tipped from Wash
ington. Just how good an execu
tive he will make is a question and
when he will be in office is another.
Wilson is a clean man and college
bred. Frear answers both and the
good people here have an idea that
Wilson will be in no hurry to re
move a man as faithful and honest
as Frear has proven. It is pretty
hard to tell which way the cat will
The corner stone of the new school
building will probably be laid dur
ing the third week in April.
Work bus already commenced on
the site of the armory for Company
Mr. George Freeland has received
the architects plana for the Lahaina
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