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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H'., SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1914.
IN GREATFREE FOR ALL
New Runners in Field Daily For Republican Honors.
Democrats Show No Life. Delegate Candidates
Two new candidates canio into
the Hold on Thursday night when
J. J. Walsh, of Kahului amUV. F.
Crockett, of Wailuku were asked by
a representative gathering of re
publican leaders of the Wailuku dis
trict to enter the race for the house
of representatives. The meeting at
the same time endorsed the candi
dacy of George P. Cooke, of Molo
kai, for the Senate.
The meeting, Inch was held in
the Wailuku Town Hall, wasattend
cd by some thirty or forty republi
cans from the precincts of Wailuku,
Puunene, Waikapu and Waihee.
The general outlook of the campaign
was discussed at some length, and
the sentiment was strongly optimi
stic that Maui will he able to electa
very strong delegation when the
primaries are held on .September 12.
Indications are that there will be
a large field for the voters to pick
from before the entries close. Wai
luku, which has been a little slow,
now has three Goodness, Walsh,
and Crockett, and will probably
have several more. 11. J. K. Na
wahine, of Waihee, it is reported
will probably announce himself as a
candidate for the House, and Ante-no
Garcia, of Wailuku also
intends to make a try for the same
prize, liana already has five candi
dates one from each precinct and
more to hear from. Makawao has
beard of two A. F. Tavares and J.
K. Pun. Lahaina also knows of
two Charles Makekau and Edward
George P. Cooke, of Molokai,
makes formal announcement of his
candidacy for the upper house, in
another column of the N i:vs to
day. While admitting that he comes
from the smallest district, Mr. Cooke
promises to represent all of Maui to
the best of bis ability iit case ho is
e K cted .
liana district is upholding her
reputation and already" has 5 candi
dates for the legislature in the (ield.
There is a good prospect that her
former record of 8 will bo equaled
or exceeded within the next few
days, as it is reported that there is
a number of other male citizens in
the district not yet heard from.
According 10 reports brought back
on Wednesday the following livoare
in the race Horaco Kckuinu, Kea
nao; James S. Ahchong, Nahiku;
John Wilcox, liana; Kawaakoa,
Kaupo, and J. B. K. Kainai, Ki pa
llida. CUPID NBXT WUCK.
Kuhio is spending this week on
Kauai, trying: to win some of the
votes from Rice on Rice's own is
land. According to all reports the
Prince will make little headway in
Next week Knhio will stump
Maui, in company with Desha and
a few other faithful retainers. His
program is announced as follows:
Tuesday night a speech at Hana;
Wednesday, Kahului and Pauwela;
Thursday is to make an address at
Waihee; Friday he will speak in
Wailuku, and Saturday night at
Lahaina, after which he will leave
for Ililo to continue his campaign.
George R. Carter, made a tour
of Kauai last week, and it is re
ported will visit Maui next week or
the week after to sow some seeds of
Progressiveism, and boost his can
didacy for the delegateship.
SAYS ICBKUMU ISN'T UUNNING.
James S. Ahcong, who heard the
report that Horace Kekumu is a
candidate for the Legislature from
Keanaet emphatically denied it.
I can prove it", declared Achoug.
"That there is something wrong
with that story," and he produced
the petition on which he liimsplf
bases his candidacy for the nomi
nation, and showed Kekumu's
name as one of the signers. Under
the law the signers of a candidate's
petition aver that they,, intend to
support the man recommended in
.. .a M II..
getting tne ollice. liow can lie
support me and be a candidate
himself?" is the question Achong
From present indications the de
mocratic foices on Maui will not
make much of a showing in the
present campaign. In fact, as a
prominent democrat admitted this
week "There doesn't seem to he
much democratic force in this
county". At events up to the
present, there has been no demo
cratic candidate announce his can
didacy for either house of the Leg
islature from Maui county; nor has
there been any signs of life in the
erst while democratic organization
of the county.
None of the big democratic lead
ers have visited Maui as yet,
though it is rumored that Link
McCandless, will soon be over to
develop his delegateship boom,
when it may be expected that some
semblance of an organization
will be brought about.
In the meantime, however, things
are beginning to warm up quite
preccptably in republican circles,
and all evidence points to a healthy
bunch of candidates being in the
field within the next week or two.
Hut the thing that seems to be
bothering the local organization,
is that Wailuku district aspirants
are unusally shy this year. Up to
the middle of the week P. J. Good
ness was the only man in the dis
trict to get into the game. On the
other hand Lahaina district has put
forth several candidates, as has also
Makawao and liana.
An interesting feature of this
last named district is in the candi
dacy of James F. Ahchong, of Na
hiku, for the House. Ahchong is a
hustling young part Chinese, and he
promises to make things lively for
the other candidates. He is at
present postmaster of Nahiku, and
has been quite a leader in various
activities in his district for some
time. Mr. Ahchong's announce
ment appears in this week's issue of
the Maui Niiws.
Circumstances Point to Prisoner As
Slayer of Chinese Peddler.
Murder Mystery Still Baffling Po
lice. Although conclusive evidence is
lacking, the police are inclined to
believe that the prospects for land
ing the murderers or murderers of
Lee Tin Tuck, the old Chinese, ve
getable peddler, are brighter now
than at any time since the brutal
crime was committed over two
weeks ago. '
In the Wailuku jail is now held
a Filipino, towards whom suspicion
strongly points. Theinan wasarrest
ed early in the week by Sheriff Cro-
well, and while proofs of guilt are
lacking there several circumstances
which amply warrant the arrest.
The man is a laborer who recently
was employed on the plantation at
Kihei, Up to the present he has
been unableto satisfactorily account
for his movements on the day of
the murder. It is known that he
did not work that day. and other
men in the camp claim that he was
absent all day, returning late in
the evening, and that the following
day, instead of going to work as
usual, he got up early and proceed
ed to wash his clothes.
A number of persons have also
been found who observed several
Filipinos loitering near the place
RICE ENTHUSIASTIC OVER
RESULTS OF HAWAII TOUR
Be on Maui on 15th.
Given Candidate Splendid Reception. Baker Man
aging Campaign on Big Island.
Even the most optimistic friend
of Senator Charles A. Rice, have
been surprised at the strength he
has been able to develop in his 10
days campaigning trip in Hawaii
county, the generally conceded
stronghold of Kuhio. The Senator
returned to Honolulu on Monday,
and expresses himself confident of
carrying by a good majority all of
Kast Hawaii together with Kohala
and Wainica. In the remaining
districts of the Big Island, he feels
hopeful of polling a large vote
Senator Rice's campaign manag
er on Hawaii is Governor Baker,
who has been doing some effective
organizing for his candidate. The
Senator has also had very material
assistence from his father, Hon.
W. H. Rice, who made a big hit
with the Big Island Ilawaiians
through his masterly command of
the Hawaiian language.
In a seven days tour through the
Konas, Kau and Puna, Senator
Rice made 20 addresess, and was
the guest of honor at five luaus.
Homesteaders Anxious to
Entertain Civic Convention
The plan to have the delegates
to the Civic Convention, which
meets in Wailuku October 3 to 5,
visit the Kuiaha homesteads on
Sunday the 4th, is much apprecia
ted by the homesteaders. Details
are already being discussed for en
tertaining the party, which will
possibly number 200 or more. A
luau or pineapple luncheon will
probably be the main feature of the
k Rains on Hawaii
The heavy rains of this week on
all windward Maui, have been gen
eral throughout the Territory, and
on the Hamakua coast of Hawait a
great deal of damage has been done
to crops. From Ililo the report is
that at least SuO.000 in damage has
bceU caused by terrcntial down
pours. Twenty inches of rain in
21 hoiffcj is reported from Lalakea;
with almost as much at other points
on the coast. 17 inch es fell at the
Volcano house within two days.
where the crime was committed,
and description of the clothing
worn by one of the men thus seen,
is said to answer that of the man
Another circumstance that has
not been explained, is the fact that
the suspect, without apparent
cause, left the Kihei camp a day or
two after the murder, and went to
Puunene, at which place he was
Sheriff Crowell has been person
ally working on the case almost
day and night since the crime was
East Hawaii Said to Have
COAIINK TO A1AUI SOON.
Rice will be back on Maui on the
IS th for a 10-days thorough can
vass of this island. 1 1 is itinerary
is now being prepared and will
cover all the more important parts
of the county. I lis first meeting
will probably be on the evening of
his arrival, at the Kuiaha school
house, where he will meet the
homesteaders and others in the dis
trict. Kuhio has been stumping Oahu
for the past week or ten days, and
according to reports is meeting
with a reception far from encourag
ing. At Kaneohe, it is stated, he
met a decidedly hostile aggregation,
the majority making no bones of
the fact that they will not support
him in the primaries. This is prob
ably the first time that the prince
has been told frankly by Hawaiian
voters that they were tired of his
do-nothing policy, and of having a
delegate who has been a discredit
to the Hawaiian people and their
ability. At other points on windward
Oahu, a similar lack of enthusiasm
greeted the delegate.
AUSTRIA AND SERVIA
IN BLOODY COMBAT
AIL EUROPE SEETHING AND
' HOPE OF PEACE ABANDONED
ENGLAND, RUSSIA, AND FRANCE, FITTED AGAINST
hERMANY, AUSTRIA AND ITALY.
BERLIN, July 81. Germany yesterday asked Russia her purpose
n mobilizing army. Is tbo movement directed against Austria? Is
Russia willing to stop mobilization? Russia has 24 hours in which to
answer. All German reservists havo been ordered to hold selves in
readiness to join colors. Regulars notified yesterday mobilization is
imminent. All foreign students ordered to leave country.
Up to tlixs morning Germany's ultimatum remains unanswered,
and mobilization of Puibsian forces proceeds in feverish haeto.
Germany continues in active preparation. Midnight session of
cabinet, at Pottsdam, presided over by Emperor.
NLSII, .July 31. Austria column advance 20 miles Eouth of Bel.
grade notwithstanding stubborn resistance met near Semendria. Aus
trians after fierce engagement succeeded in breaking Servian lines.
HANKOW, China, July 30. British Admiralty has ordered a
handoniniiiit of 3 vessels in Chinese squadron. Ammunition that
cannot be removed is being thrown overboard. Is believed to be a
move to keep war vessels out of hands of any power in Par East.
LONDON, July 31. Admiralty has ordered Welsh mine owners
to hoard coal.
Great Britain's internal differences are being thrust aido in face
of European war. Threatened civil conflict over Home rule is shelved.
Asquith said, '"We face a catastroph y of which it is impossible to
measure either dimensions or effect."
Austria has sent 500,000 men to Servia, moving" in four great
Austrians havo crossed Danube 30 miles east of Belgrade, and
LONDON, July 31. Reuters dispatches say it is believed in St.
Petersburg that Austria will formally declare war on Russia today.
Notice posted today which closes Portsmouth harbor to private
vessels. This is precautionary measure to avert sinking of obstruc
tions in entrance of harbor, which would seriously cripple Britain's
Two Germans suspected of being spies, arrested on Isle of Wight
Caltaro, occupied by Montenegrin forces yesterday. Is Austrian
THE HAGUE, July 30. Netherlands has called out reserves
Coast guards in spite of desire for peace.
RIGA, RiHsia, July 30. Marshal law declared here. Civic power
taken from civil authorities. Harbor stoutly mined.
LONDON, July 80. Vienna dispatch to times says "Afler heavy
bombardment from guns of Austrian guntioat fleet on Danube, Bel
grade was occupied by Austrian troops today."
Diplomatic relations between Austiia and Russia, wero broken off
BERLIN, July 30. Order for gen?ral mobilization ordered this
morning. German foreign ollice has abanded all hope for peace. Ger
man forces moving towards Russian border. Army is on war basis.
This move was made after authenic information had been ' received
that Russia was mobilizing,
VIENNA, July 30. Operations on bourso suspended in order to
check panicy feeling. '
(Other War News on page 5.)
Busy Week At
The Ainerican-IIawaiian freight
er Montanan arrived in Kahului last
Sunday, and departed on Wednes
day after trking on board 2,700
tons of sugar and 8,000 cases of
pineapple. She will pro ceed for
the Atlantic seaboard by way of
the Panama canal.
The freighter Ilyadcs arrived at
Kahului yesterday morning and
sailed the same evening for Kaaua
pali. At the windward . port she
discharged 725 tons of freight and
took into her tanks 750 tons of
The Lurliue, instead of coming
direct to Kahului from Honolulu
this trip, was dispatched to Ililo
on Thursday to help relieve he
sugar congestion at that port. She
will arrive here from the Crescent
City this morning. She brings
647 tons of freight for Maui con
signees and will load 539 tons of
sugar and 2,000 tons of molasses
before returning to Honolulu.
The lmrk Hawaii, with some
1500 or 1600 tons of coal for the
Kahului Railroad, sailed from New
castle on June 1st, and is expected
here within the next week.