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THR MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, ir
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get liow it happened.
NO PROCLAMATION '
Tuesday was looked upon as the
last day on which Mr. Pinkhani
would have a chance for confirma
tion by the sonato durinj: this
session of congress. Now that the
day has passed, and no word has
reached here of actions, it would
appoar that we are to he without a
governor for sonic days. I wonder
what the absence of a thanksgiving
proclamation had to do with the
holiday on Thursday. Of course
we had the one from the presid
ent of the United States, but it is
customary for one to be issued litre
and signed by the secretary. With
out the proclamation, was it ob
served as a legal holiday. Sunn
years ago there was a time when the
Secietary of the Territory was away
from the city and Thanksgiving
Day was approaching. Governor
Dole told the chief clerk of the
foreign ollice, who at the time hap
pencil to be a young laily of many
years government service, to pre
pare the proclamation and sign it.
There was a hullabaloo at once.
The old "Republican" was running
at the time and a fellow by the name
of Gill was in the sanctum. In the
absence of anything clso to hit the
government on, he picked out the
chief clerk and called her, as long
as the Republican was in existence,
"Governor Kate Kelly," much to
the einbarassment of the young
lady. That could not be taken as
a precedent in the present instance,
because there is no governor and
secretary of the territory here to act.
1 doubt if there is a commonwealth
in all of the United States in a
similar position today, and there in
no one to blame but the president,
and he for naming an undesirable
man for the oflico.
The "Home Bujvng" agitation,
while not dead, bVigcrs along with
its head barely on the breathing
line. Personally, I do not think it
will amount to a great deal more
than getting the people to thinking,
and wJien they think that some of
the merchants here give the army
and navy officers and wives and any
member of their family a ten per
cent reduction on everything they
buy, the young clerk, or the old one,
who draws less pay and who has no
allowances, naturally rebels. I have
heard it said that women have stood
at the side of the wives of army
men and paid ten per cent more for
the same article. Now that this
is coming out, some of the good
people of Honolulu aro writing for
atalogs. I am a home buyer,
everything from a postage stamp to
a bale of hay comes through a local
dealer, but this does not make me
keen to influence my friends who
have more money than I, to do the
same thing. I heard a man say
the other day. "We are after the
poor man, the middle class man,
because the rich have no money.'1
In no slight degree it is the rich
who go away for their purchases,
and who patronize the mail order
houses. Perhaps that accounts for
their riches when the season is on.
When there was a meeting of mer
chants the other day to discuss the
the proposition, one of the strongest
objectors to the Merchants Associa
tion spending money in an educa
tional buy-at-lionio campaign, was
a local shoe dealer. And yet I learn
from post office statistics that shoes
cqmo in greatei quantities through
the mails than any othor article of
merchandise. Another man who
objected to the money of the associa
lion uoing spent mat way, was a
druggist who furnished his house
from a catalogs. Thoro aro some
things that aro hard to explain
iuirnuure is one oi me tilings a
man may buy from catalog and be
badly stung, but I have seen somo
articles that certainly looked good
to me, both in quality and price.
A wireless to the Advertiser last
night was to the effect that Pink-
ham feeling sure of his job blocked
Frcars efforts to get through the
bond issue. Surely Pinkham count
ed not on the inllucnce of .lolin
Sharpe Williams. The confirma
tion is now definitely put over to
It is pretty well believed here
that the civil Service commission is
going beyond its powers in the trial
of any case in which Jarrctt is con
cerned, for the reason that Jarrctt's
being an elective oflico, comes not
under the jurisdiction of the com
mission. In the caso of the fire
chief, who is an appointive holder of
ollice, the situation would change.
If this is correct it would seem that
all Jarrett has to do is to fire Kel
lett and let it go at that; there is
An cxtraordinary'duel was fought
near Mont Diane, in France. Two
young men who had fallen in love
with the same girl arranged to
fight a duel, with Nature as decider
of the result.
Selecting a part of that moun
tainous district, many thousand
feet up, where avalanches arc
known to fall at frequent intervals
the lovers agreed to take it in ttu-ns
to stand for a given time in the
most dangerous spot that mild be
found. The idea was fiat when
one was killed by iwf avalanche,
the other should betree to propose
to the girl whom they both loved.
This is not tife only instance on
record of j, duel by avalanche.
A few ars ago two Italians,
nameduetta and Sorato, decided
to to fatt- in this manner, and also
for 'the love of a woman.
s For three mornings they tempted
Nature, but nothing serious hap
pened. On the fourth day Guctta
was knocked down by a falling
avalanche, but not much hurt.
Then it was that their food supply
gave out, and they returned home
to get some more. By tins tunc
the police had come to hear of their
strange duel, and threatened them
both with imprisonment. So the
undaunted rivals settled their differ
ences in another and less adven
turous way. They drew lots for
their lady-love, Sorato won, and
after Guetta had left the villiage
he was married to the girl of his
DUBL WITH DYNAMITE.
Several years ago two determined
rivals decided to fight a duel with
dynamite. They arranged that
should sit on a barrel of dynamite
to which a fuse was attached.
Whichever fuse burned down first
would, of course, have decided
which was the winner. As luck
would have it, however, both fuses
went out some time before the
dynamite was reached, and the
rivals were so astonished at this
unexpected happening that they
made up their quarrel then and
A particularly terrible kind of
duel was fought on one occasion in
Mexico. The opponents were an
Indian settler and a rich cattle
owner. 1 lie weapons chosen were
butcher's knives, and it was settled
that each combatant was to hold
out his hand in turn to have one of
his fingers cut off. The first to
show the least sign of suffering
pain was to have a bullet put
through his heart by the other.
The Indian had the first cut, and
amputated the cattle owner's first
finger at a single blow.
The Indian's first injury was the
loss of a thumb, and he likewise
remained as impassive as marble.
This horrible drama went on until
each combatant had lost four digits.
Then the cattleman's second be
came so frightened the ghastly
sight that he shot the Indian dead
and ended the fight.
PAIH D15AW I'OH PATAL PILL.
Another extraordinary method of
settling a dispute was that hit
upon by an American doctor several
years ago. Two of this friends
had seriously quarrelled and told
him that they had set their minds
on a duel. lie replied that if they
would leave all the arrangements
to him he would provide them with
They submitted to be guided by
him, and on the day fixed for the
encounter they made their appear
ance at the place agreed upon.
The doctor was there before
them, and, to their surprise, he
had no weapons of any kind. In
stead, he showed them a pillbox
containing four pills, and informed
them that while three of the pills
were quite harmless, the fourth
contained a poison which would
instantly kill any one who swal
The rivals agreed that each
should take a pill in turn until one
or the other drew the fatal pell.el
.... . . ic. ....
l lie nrst two draws nail no .J e
suit, and then each duelist hnfl an
other chance. The doctor made
them swallow the reninaing pills
simultaneously, and a .moment or
two later one of Xh6 combatants
fell back in his h-Jt agony.
There was a great gathering of
school teachers last Wednesday,
when the annual meeting of the
Maui Teachers' Association was
held at the Wailuku Public School.
Teachers Jmi all over Maui wcro
present and every district was re
presented. The meeting was called
to order by President A. L. Case
and then the convention got down
Many interesting papers were
read, and the "new blood" in the
teaching force of Maui was much in
evidence. The papers all showed
evidence of close attention and study
on the part of those who compiled
them. The themes were well chosen,
and the discussion that followed the
readings cannot but. result in good.
School Commissioner D. C.
Lindsay was at the meeting
and listened with interest to
the papers. The convention
lasted from early morning till late
in the afternoon, and the spirit
shown was one of "get together"
for the best interests of education.
I locals 1
Among the visitors to Wailuku
during the week were 0. T. Doard
man and wife.
Thanksgiving services were well
attended on Thursday last and the
different churches were crowded.
Paul Schmidt, of Ilackfcld & Co.,
was in town during the week. IJc
reports business as being fairly good.
There has not beer, much doing
in the police court during the week
the and sheriff reports as all being
Tho showery weather has done an
immense amount of good on Maui
and everything is looking line and
A. A. Wilson, the contractor,
paid Maui another visit this week,
lie is looking over his contracts on
W. F. Hardy, of Makawao, was
in town tho other day. He came
down to attend tho school teachers
There lias been a heavy sea run
ning at Kahului for some time past
and the s-nf is breaking heavily
along the coast.
Tom Church, the well known ex
Mauiiui, paid his old stamping
ground a visit this week and was
greeted by his many friends.
Mr. William Lougher, of Puunene
and hor two children have been laid
up with bad colds. They aro re
ported to bo much better now.
Tom O'Brien, tho well known
traveling man, is on Maui once
more. Tom hopes to make a trip
to San Francisco about Christmas
A small new ward has been erect
ed at tho Kula Sanitarium for the
for tho accommodation of femalo
patients and is now ready for occupancy.
C. C. Dowinan, of Lahaina,. was
a Wailuku visitor during the week,
lie came over on Wednesday, and
and returned to the ancient capital
tho saino day.
Father Charles, of Kon;
been transferred to Waipalui, JiOahu,
paid Mam a visit this wecU.He is
getting ready to move hhis new
scene of labor.
Stanley Livingstofiuf of Haiku.
paid a visit to towfyffn Wednesday
last. Ho reporter everything as
being well at Uvkiku, and that plenty
of rain has mh?n.
Tho furfural of tho late Miss
Deborah Meyer was held yesterday
moniiyw and was largely attended.
Thcyfytormcnt took place at the
Harold Rice, manager of tho All
Maui baseball team, brings the
Kahului, Puunene and Pain players
to the ground in his automobile on
every practice day.
The Pain Rand will play at the
Wailuku baseball grounds during
the game tomorrow. Tho Rand is
doing good work and the musicians
are getting along in fine shape.
The dance on the eve of Thanks
giving was a most enjoyable one
and the big crowd that attended it
had a good time. The music was
good and the lloor was in lino con
dition. County Attorney D. II. Caso has
been operated on in Honolulu for
some nasal trouble and is now doing
well, lie is expected home today
and his friends will be glad to sec
The Maui priests who have been
attending the Retreat in Honolulu,
returned this week. Father Justin,
who was in charge of the Retreat,
says that the event was a most im
Miss Deborah Meyer, daughter of
D. L. Meyer, passed away on Thurs
day last at her late home in Wai
luku. Tho young lady was a great
favorite and much regret is express
ed at her untimely end.
Kauuiana Wine is a product of tlie
"Dig Island," and is absolutely pure. J.
G. Serrao is the wine expert of Hllo and
his winery is famous all over the group.
Kauuiana Wine may be obtained from
all dealers, or direct from the winery.
Mr. C. B. Wells, for years mana
ger of the Wailuku Sugar Company,
is back on Maui for a short time.
He returned last week from San
l'rancisco, where ho now resides.
Mr. Wells is looking over the sugar
situation in the islands.
George Maxwell, the well known
printer, is mourning the loss uf half
a goat only half a nanny. It seems
that a hunting party killed a goat
and divided the animal. Maxwell's
half was hung in his kitchen but,
in the morning, had disappeared.
The police are busy looking for the
Mrs. Pankhurst with her two
friends Pink and Punk were visitors
in Wailuku on Tuesday of this week.
They were urgently urged to remain
in the city and take in the Movies,
but pressing business and a fear that
their neighbors in Kula might miss
them, compelled an early return to
their mountain retreat. (Contri
buted.) READ THIS
It May Save Your Life
The object of this advertisement
is to instruct people in1 the early
symptoms of tuberculosis or coh
sumption, so that they will go to
physicians before it is too iate.
Cough or expectoration, even if only
a little in the morning, which you
hardly notice, if continued over two
Frequent '"Bronchial," "Grippe"
or Fever attacks very 'suspicious.
ClOOd Spilling, if blood is coughed
up the cause is tuberculosis nine
times in (en.
Pleurisy. Caused by tuberculosis
about seven times in ten.
Loss oi weight and1 strength very
suspicious, especially if there is slight
any of these symptoms are present,
no matter how well you look or
feci cut out this ad., take it to your
physician , and explain your case.
Von can be cured if you take it
in time. Thousands of patients
who have, been treated in the
incipient stage are well today.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. .
HONOLULU, Nov. 28. The
Hawaii by a score of G to 1. Billy Williams played for the Hawaii
The Kama defeated the Punahous, at football, by a score of 3 to
0. It was a line game and no one was injured.
Medciros, who left on the Lurlinc, may not bo brought back un
less Breekons takes the matter up. The absence of the Governor com
plicates matters. There is a probability of the Welch case falling
SAN FUANCISCO, Nov. 27. Jimmy Clabby beat Soldier Logon A
easily. Rivers won from Leach.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27. Cornell beat Pennsylvania today
by a score of 21 to 0.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 27. Several Mexican diplomats left to
day on the Manchuria for Japan.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27. Chapman Grant was commissioned as a
lieutenant today and leaves for the Mexican border.
Intervention by the United States will be necessary to restore
order in Mexico, according tcthe views of Sir Charles Henry. He
says that pacific measures will not accomplish anything. England
will give full support to anything that President Wilson may do, Bays
LONDON, Nov 27. Viscount Ilaldene, at a banquet here tonight,
strongly upheld the Monroe Doctrine.
CITY OF MEXICO, Fov. 27. Huerta has little confidence in his
ability to hold on much longer, but says ho will go down lighting.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. There was no quorum today, but a
vote showed that there are 27 votes for Pinkham and 17 auainst him
Many democrats are hostile to him. Nomination will again go in
next Saturday. Wilson insists on Pinkham's confirmation. He said
he will re-nominate his candidate again at the regular session.
Mrs. Pankhurst has sailed for England with $20,000 obtained
through her lectures.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20. Heavy gales have destroyed the
intake salt water pipes of the Olympic and Lurlinc baths.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. F. Foy, late secretary to Gates who died
a few days ago, has been arrested and charged with forgeries amount
ing to $200,000.
JUAREZ, Nov. 20. There has been a big fight hero which is said
to be the largest since the civil war. The hotels are turned into hos
pitals and the doctors can only handlehe most serious cases.
Dr. J. II. Farrell, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, will be
at the Maui Hotel, Wailuku, on December 4, 5, 0, 7, 8. Secure ap
pointments by telephoning Maui Hotel.
Mr. A. J. Silva
M. MclNERNY, Limited,
Clothing Furnishers of Honolulu
Will be in Wailuku and vicinity on
Dec. 4th, 5th and 6th
g With a full and complete line of Holiday Novelties in
Men's, Youths and Boys Ready-to-Wear Clothing. Ladies
and Gents Umbrellas. Neckwear, Linen and Silk Hand
kerchiefs and Mufflers, Belts, Auto Gloves and Caps.
The only Genuine J. B. STETSON Felt Hats, Panama
Hats, Straw Hats, Suit Cases, Steamer Rugs, Hand Bags,
Men's Shirts and Under Garments of Great Variety. Silk,
Cotton and Lisle Hosiery. We pay postage Oil
Auto Gloves, Gauntlets and Caps, Collars, Cuffs, Rain
Coats, Pajamas, Bath Robes, Smoking Jackets. Wb pay
postage on all orders.
Reserve your order until he comes,
it will be worth your while.
M. MclNERNY, Ltd.,
HABERDASHERS and CLOTHIERS, Honolulu.
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