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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1914.
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO
INSPECT COUNTY AFFAIRS
Committee of Three Will Assist Supervisors In Set
tling Rumors of Irregular Acts Fair Name of
Maui To Be First Consideration.
At a meeting of Hie Maui Cham
ber of Commerce, held on Thursday
last, the chamber, by unanimous
vote, carried a motion made by II.
A .Wadsworth that a committee of
three be appointed to look into tho
workings of tho county, to settle,
once and for all, tho rumors and
stories that have been going the
rounds for some time regarding
alleged irregularities in county
'The motion came as a surprise to
most of the members and Mr.
Wadsworth when making it, said
that, while in Honolulu lately, he
had heard all sorts of rumors about
conditions on Maui. He thought
that the fair name of Maui should
be safeguarded, and he was in favor
of having a committee appointed to
investigate the whole matter and to
see how things really are.
There was a good attendance of
members at the meeting of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce last Thurs
day, and besides other important
business, the election of officers for
the year was carried out. The elec
tion resulted in the re-election of
most of the old officers. P. F. Bald
win was again made president; It.
A. Wadsworth. vice-president; C.
D. Lufkin, treasurer, and D. II.
Case, secretary. Eleven trustees
were also elected and various com
mittees wero named.
President Baldwin named a com
mittee of six to handle the affairs
of the next civic convention
which is to be held on Maui
this year. The gentlemen named
were: E. It. Bevins, II. B. Pen
hallow, It. A. Wadsworth, J. J.
Walsh, W. S. Searby and Harold
Itice. The president is an ex-oflicio
member of the committee.
The plan is to have the commit
tee work up an outline of what is to be
done in regard to the entertainment
of the visitors to Maui during tho
convention, and to have full charge
of all the arrangements.
Maui will have a Princess and a
decorated float in the Floral Parade
next month in Honolulu. Tho Maui
Chamber of Commerce adopted a
resolution to that effect on Thurs
day last. A sum of money thought
to be ample was voted, and a com
mittee consisting of W. II. Field,
W. T. Robinson and L. von Temp
sky wa& appointed to handle tho
The suggested plan is to have a
decorated car or float, truly repre
sentative of Maui, and to use Silver
Sword in the makeup of the entry.
The Princess will bo well pro
vided for, and "Maui No Ka OP
will bo tho slogan. Maui is now in
lino with Kauai and Oahu, and
Mauians who attend tho Carnival
will have their own entry to cheer
The motion to appoint a comini
tee of investigation having being
seconded and carried, Chairman F.
F. Baldwin, of the Chamber, gave
it as his opinion that tho board of
supervisors should meet tho com
mittee half way and give every
assistance in tho matter of the in
vestigation. Rumors had been going
the rounds, said the chairman, and
it would be better to clear up every
thing. He was sure the supervisors
would place all books and records
at the disposal of the committee.
The chairman named It. A. Wads
worth, 1). C. Lindsay and W. 0.
Aiken as the committee.
Supervisor llcnning addressed
tho meeting and said that ho .was
only, too glad to hear of the com
mittee being appointed, and that
everything would be shown to the
On Saturday afternoon last there
was an automobile accident near
Lahaina that resulted in the death
of a young mam named Sweeny
Ahin who was in the employ of
Manager Weinzheimcr, of Pioneer
Mill Co., as chauffeur. The un
fortunate young man, who was a
half-Chinese, was crushed beneath
the tourist car he was driving, and
died half an hour after the accid
From what can be learned of the
affair it seems that the young man
drove out along the road near the
residence of Dr. Burt. He then
turned his car but, in some way,
went over the embau kmcntand the
car capsized. The chauffeur was
pinned beneath the car and could
not move till assistance came. It
was seen that he was badly injured
and although every effort was
made to save his life, the man
passed away soon afterwards. The
police theory is that the chauffeur,
in trying to make the turn, in some
way, backed over the ledge. The
fall was only about five or six
feet, but the car turned completely
over and crushed the man. A
coroner's inquest was held and a
verdict of death by accident was
Once again the county fathers
are at work and this time it is to
attend to many matters of finance.
The solons are worried a little but
their troubles are expected to all
be settled in the near future.
Supervisor Meyer was at his post,
and he seemed pleased with the
way things have been going in his
Supervisor Henning came down
from his pineapple ranch, and at
once delved into finances, as be
comes a member of the finance
committee. In fact finances are
the principal worry of all the
supervisors at present.
The whirl around the country is
to be made soon and the solons
will visit each district and take
note of the work done and the
work that is necessary to be done
in the near future.
I believe in myself.
I believe in the goods I sell.
I believe in the firm for whom I work.
I believe in my colleagues and helpers.
I believe in American Business Methods.
I believe in the efficacy of printer's ink.
I belieye in producers, creators, manufacturers, distributors,
and in all industrial workers who have a job and hold it down.
I believe that truth is an asset.
I believe in good-cheer, and in good health, and I recognize
the fact that the first requisite in success is not to achieve the
dollar, but to confer a benefit; and the reward will come auto
matically and as a matter of course.
I believe that when I make a sale I must make a friend.
And I believe that when I part with a man I must do it in
such a way that when he sees me again he will be glad and so
I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think,
and in the hearts that love.
I believe in sunshine, Sunday baseball, fresh air, spinach,
apple-sauce, bombazine, buttermilk, babies, laughter, motor
cars, addiug-machines, typewriters, typewritisis, chiffon, always
remembering that the greatest word in the English language is
Amen, and Amen!
Brookes and Wilding Will Be Avail
able For Australasia In
MELBOURNE, Dec. 6. TJie
Australian Lawn Tennis Associa
tion has, through its hon. secretary
(Mr. T. II. Hicks), been in com
munication with Norman Brookes
since the conclusion of the recent
inter-State carnival in Melbourne,
in connection with the arrange
ments for next year's Davis Cup
matches. The closing date on
which America the present holder
and champion nation may be
challenged has been fixed, and
notice must be given to the secre
tary of the United States National
Association, so that it shall reach
him not later than the first Monday
in March. The challenge match
will be played in the country of
the champion nation in August.
The preliminary ties between the
challenging nations British Isles,
France, Germany, Canada, and
Australia must be concluded be
fore the end of July.
Norman Brookes, who will lead
the Australasian attack on the
American tennis strongholds, will
be given a free hand in connection
with all arrangements for1 the play
ing of both the preliminary and
challenge ties, as well as the selec
tion of the men who will carry the
burden of the attack for this coun
try. A communication has been
received by Brookes from Anthony
Wilding who is at present in Lon
don intimating that he is ready
and willing to assist his old collea
gue in another Davis Cup campaign,
and A. W- Dunlop will also be
available, if his services are requir
ed, for the doubles matches, and
has completed arrangements to
leave for England next month.
Brookes will follow a month later,
and will join his Victorian partner
in the South of France in time to
compete together at the Riviera
tourmnents that open the summer
tennis season abroad. Brookes is
1 in Sydney to confer with the Aus-
Sixty-Five Acres of Sugar
Burnt By Plantation
Sheriff Crowcll is very busy over
at liana trying to sheet home the
crime of arson to where it belongs.
Tho fires that have destroyed over
sixty-five acres of cane belonging to
tho sugar company nave been proved
to be of an incendiary nature, and
several suspected men are under
The cane fields were set alight at
eleven different places, and tho
separate fires were spread over a
distance of one and one half miles.
Tho shortage of water is creating
hardship, as tho mill has to be
supplied with the fluid in order to
get up steam to grind the burnt
The cane that was burnt was
ready for grinding but, as the mill
was not fixed for the season's grind
ing, there is grave trouble at present.
Water is being pumped from a
well and the boilers are being kept
supplied in that way.
The sheriff is working on the
case and he has a cluo that promises
to lead to the guilty ones who set
tho cane fields on fires. Some men
who wero seen in the vicinity on
the night of the fires arc being ex
amined, and it is thought that
sufficient evidence to connect them
with the crime will soon be obtained.
Malicious cano fires have always
been a rarity in these islands, and
it is thought that some of the lately
imported laborers who do not realizo
the enormity of the crime, are re
sponsible for tho liana series.
tralasian Association executive on
the filling of the fourth place in
the Australasian team.
Brookes has interviewed R. W.
Heath (the present champion of
Victoria and vanquisher of the
American captain, W. A. Larned,
in the 1911 challenge match, play
ed in New Zealand) hut Heath is
unable to make the trip abroad
next year and his services will
therefore not be available. S.
N. Doust, of New South Wales,
is retumingto England inFebrtiary,
and will probably be asked to com
plete the Australasian team.
BILLBOARD MAN PULLED
OFF GOOD "AD" STUNT
"Poor Man's Art Gallery" Attracted Much Attention -Different
Valuations of Lands Cause Comment
Governor Taking His Time.
HONOLULU, Jan. 9. Taking
one consideration with another 1
feel that my friend Matheson of the
Advertiser has unconsciously proven
himself a "fall guy" to tho bland
ishments and business accumcn of
Frazier of bill board notoriety. The
reputation the Advertiser has earned
as an opponent of this form of ad
vertising, is national; what with
the thousands of copies circulating
on the mainland and the additional
thousands sent out by the "Outdoor
Circle" of Honolulu it has become
known among most of the general
advertisers from the Atlantic to the
Pacific that the leading paper of the
islands has' opposed defacing the
city with bill boards, and that it is
not a healthy place for that kind of
advertising. A few weeks ago,
about Christmas time, to be exact,
there appeared on four boardings
immense posters illustrating scenes
from tho bible. They are well exe
cuted in a number of colors and
proved an addition to the "poor
man's art gallery," as Frazier calls
his boards. True there was noth
ing on. the bills to tell the public
whero to buy bibles but, in
view of recent events, my first
guess as to their purpose was cor
rect ; they were as much an adver
tisement as if they told of the su
perior qualities of Mother Siegel
Syrup or Pills for Peculiar People.
There was the story told in colored
pictures and the passer by was ad
vised to ask his or her Sunday
For some time past the Maui
Nnws has been receiving commu
nications from different people
about "tangos" "trots" and
"rags." The good people who
have written this paper regarding
the new dances have, perhaps,
thought that the paper is out of
sympathy with them on the ques
tion. However, that is not so,
and now that there is space to
mention it, the latest letter to the
News is herewith printed. The
Very often we hear a query
as to why the "rag" is not allowed
to be danced in certain places.
For the benefit and information
of those concerned, please publish
in your valuable paper the attached
clipping from a mainland paper
which, I believe, will interest your
readers very much.
Very truly yours
"The objection to "rags" and
"trots" and the other new dances
is that they give opportunities for
coarse and vulgar dancing which
the waltz and other old dances did
not. These new dances, as they are
usually danced, are positively inde
cent, suggestive of and tending to
ward immorality. No pure-mined,
modest girl ought to have any incli
nation to dance them, and parents
with any sense of decency ought
not to permit their daughters to
dance the "rags," "trots," "tan
Now then, all together. ED'
school teacher to loll it in words.
Following the pictures came a
story in the Advertiser telling that
bill boards were of some good after
all. And, just there, I take issue
with the editor. Bill boards may
be some good but this is negatived
by tho bad there is in them, from a
decorative view point and is counter
balanced by the abuse there is in
them to tho natural scenery such as
this Paradise offers. Now comes
the follow up. Tho federation of
churches: Methodist.Central Union,
Christian and Episcopal have com
bined in advertising the fact that
there is a warm welcome waiting
anyone who will just step into tho '
buildings at least once a day during
the Sundays in 1914, and tho ad
vertisements are to bo kept up inde
finitely. These churches arc going
a step farther. On all of the street
cars on Sunday were boards con
taining the legend "Belter go to
Church tonight." This seems to
be a new angle in the conduct of
the management of the Honolulu
Rapid Transit. It shows that he
has been benefited by the advertis
ing or that he has been won over
by the ministerial forces and
changed a rule of the company that
has been in force since the first car
went over the metals. That rule
applied to sign boards or banners
on the cars on Sunday. I remem
ber going to tho manager of the
company and asking on behalf of a
(Continued on page 6.)
On Monday evening at 7:45 the
annual meeting of the Maui Library
Association will be held at tho Li-
brary in Wailuku. It is earnestly
hoped that there will bo a large at
tendance as important reports are
to be read, and new business trans
The Library has had a prosperous
year, and it is expected from pres
ent indications, that the member
ship in 1911 will be larger than ever--before.
The supply of books from
the Honolulu Library will continuo
to be a feature of tho work of the
Library for the new year. Although
tho Territorial Library has so far
been unable to send out any of the
latest books to Maui, yet it has been
able to send a large number of
books that are standard, and which
havo been generally read with much
pleasure by the reading public. Tile
Honolulu Library has also been
able to supply any special 'call for
books of reference which as yet tho.
Maui Library has been unable tb
purchase, because of lack of suffi
The Maui Library has aimed to
purchaso new books for tho Library
from lists that havo been requested
of the members. These lists havo
not in many instances beon sent to
Mrs. Oossin, the Librarian, bo sho
and tho Library committee have not
been ablo in all instances to send
new books to members. In the cir
cular letter that the Library officials.,
have sent out for the call of tlfo 1
annual meeting, lists havo been'
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