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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1914.
RAYMOND TO SUCCEED
Retiring Supervisor Slated For Deputy Tax Assessor Job,
Says Report. Lahaina People Petition For Repre
sentation On Supervisors. Other Protests.
As first announced in lust Mon
day's Wireless, Supervisor Williiiin
Kenning lists sent his resignation as
a member of the Board, to Governor
I'inkliam. It is stated on good
authority tliat the resignation will
he accepted as soon as it has hcen
ollicially acted upon hy the board
Although the resignation came as
a surprise to Maui people generally,
the rumor quickly spread that it
was not a surprise to the Governor
and to a number of others. Accord
ing to the report, the rctiringsupor
visor is soon to be appointed deputy
tax assessor for the Makawao dis
trict, succeeding cither Edgar Mor
ton or J. N. K. Kcola; while his
place on the Hoard of Supervisors
is to bo filled by Dr. J. II. Raymond.
Mr. Kenning has declined to dis
cuss the matter, except to say that
he. expects his resignation to bn
promptly acted upon, and that he
has various reasons for resigning.
While the program above outlined
is generally believed to be the true
one, a number of movements were
started early in the week to oppose
it. In the Lahaina district, from
which Supervisor Kenning was ori
ginally elected, a petition is in cir
culation urging the Governor to fill
the vacancy on the board, by the
appointment of a man from that
district. Around Wailuku a less
systematic movement was started to
urge upon the Governor his moral
obligation to replace Mr. Kenning
with another Republican, instead of
Dr. Raymond, or any other Demo
crat. Any appointment which the
Governor may make under the law,
will hold till the next county elec
tion, which is not until next May.
If the rumor of Kcnning'sgetting
the deputy tax office is correct, the
appointment will probably be made
with the taking ollice of 0. J.
McCarthy, as Territorial treasurer,
who is to succeed Treasurer Conkling
on October 1st. The various tax
division heads aro subject to the
territorial treasurer. It is generally
believed that with Conlding'sgoing,
all of the assessors and deputies in
the- territory will also have to go, to
he replaced by democratic, appoint
ees. Although Kenning is not r
democrat, his position with the ad
ministration is said to be peculiar
so that his appointment would not
bo out of harmony. Tho position
of deputy tax assessor in cither Ma
kawao or Wailuku pays 150 per
Registration May Reach 2700
County Clerk Knap has been busy
ig.iin most of this week visiting dif
ferent "arts of the island for tho
purpi j of registering voters. Ac
cirdig to his proscnt estimate, the
lustration for this year will run
yJ700 or more.
Bad Roads Cause
Hecause of the practically impas
sable condition of the roads in the
homestead district, the annual
meeting of the Haiku Farmers'
Association, which would have been
held tonight, has been postponed
indefinitely. President Livingston
states that the meeting will be
called as soon as it is reasonably
certain that a quorum of the memb
ers can reach the Kuiaha school
house where the meeting will be
Good Progress Reported In Arrange
ments For Big Meeting. Record
Crowd Expected In Attendance.
Interest in the Civic Convention,
to be held in Wailuku, October 15 to
is already very great, according
to the report made by director E.
R. Hevins, at a meeting of the local
arrangements committee, hem on
Thursday. Everything points to a
very large attendance, and unless
the Honolulu and Kauai delegations
come in a chartered steamer, as has
been proposed, some uneasiness is
being felt by the committee as to
Maui's ability to properly care for
Invitations have been sent to the
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce,
Ad Club, Commercial Club, Kauai
Chamber of Commerce, Kilo Hoard
of Trade, Kona Improvement Asso
ciation, Kohala Civic League, and
the boards of supervisors of the
Subjects have been assigned each
of these bodies for discussion, in
order to avoid duplication.
Governor I'inkliam has accepted
an invitation to be present and has
expressed his best wishes for the
success of the convention.
The committee expressed itself as
well pleased with progress thus far
made, and feels certain that the
coming gathering will far eclipse
the two previous ones.
Wanted a poet. The Civic Con
vention Committee has issued
call for a poet. Just what use is to
be made of the specimen of the
long-haired genus, should one be
found, has not been given out, but
it is stated that Director Hevins is
prepared to pay a suitable reward
for one with a good working muse
Contest in Primaries Will Be Large
ly With Republicans as Far as
Legislature is Concerned. One
Lone Progressive in Field.
When the entries for tho big poli
tical trial heat closed last Saturday,
JMaui found herself with a caid of
three senatorial candidates, and' 1G
ispirants for honors in the lower
house. Several whose names had
been mentioned, failed to qualify
through errors in filing their peti
tions, and as a consequence do not
get a look in. Among these was-.l.
W. Kawaakoa, of Kaupo, who had
announced his intention of seeking
the representative nomination on
the republican platform.
In the senatorial race aro two re
publicans and one democrat. Georgo
Cooke, of Molokai, and W. T.
Robinson, of Wailuku will test their
strengtli two weeks lrom totlay in
tho primaries for the republican
preferment, while II. E. Palakiko,
PLANNED FOR HONOLULU
Believed Active Representative Would Turn Many
Visitors This Way.
Maui is likely soon to have a pro
motion committee of her own. If
plans of various Maui men are car
ried out, it will result in headquart
ers being opened in Honolulu and an
active campaign launched to get a
share of the tourist business now
coining to tho Islands, but of which
this island sees but little.
It is the belief that by having an
ictivo representative in Honolulu,
a great many more visitors may be
directed this way than now come. It
is recognized that tho promotion
committee and steamship companies
cannot well boost for any particular
Island. Hut that's just what Maui
needs, and there doesn't seem to bo
any way to get it except to go after
Although it mayjf be a long time
before Maui alone is able to get an
automobile road to tho top oj Kale
akala, asteamship wharf at Lahaina,
or various other things imperatively
needed, plans aro being made to
make tho llalcikala trip less a hard
ship than it is at present, and efforts
arc kto be made to develop other at
tractions. In tliis last connection, II . Good
ing Field feels confident that Maui
offers probably the finest opportuni
ties for game sea fishing of any
placo in the world. He has spent
much time during tho past year in
testing out the wators in various
parts of the territory, with rod and
reel, and ho declares that tho waters
a Kana democrat will not be up for
elimination until the 4th of Novem
An even dozen republican candi
dates are out for the six seats in the
House of Representatives, to bo filled
from this county. They arc J. S.
Achong, Nahiku; W. F. Crockett,
Wailuku, A. Garcia, Wailuku; P. J.
Goodness, Wailuku; J. H. K. Ka
mai, Kipahulu; Chas. K. Makckau,
Lahaina; R. J. K. Nawahine, Wai
uku; Joseph l'uu, Kuelo; A. F.
'Tavares, Haiku; Ed. Waiaholo, La
haina; John J. Walsh, Kahului;
and John Wilcox, liana.
The democrats will have no con
test in the primaries for representa
tive, having but three candidates for
the six places, as follows: L. N.
Ronnctt Keahi, Sain Kuula, and
Harry C. Mossman, all of Wailuku.
There is but one progressive in tho
entire Maui field, and that is J. I
Kaonohi, of Lahaina, who would
like to go to the House. Maui county
has no home rule or lahui tickets,
nor will there be a non-partisan can
didate to be voted for inthiscounty
shviin ium numoATu
The Territorial ticket shows seven
candidated for tho dolegateship, as
follows: Republican Kalanianaolo
and Rice; Democrat McCandloss
and Wood3; Progressive George R.
Carter; Homo R11I0--C. K. Notlcy;
and Lahui -D. K. Kahaulelio.
Field to Develop
ofl tho lee side of Maui are perhap:
the best in the group.
Mr. Field declares that tho famed
tuna fishing of Catalina is almost a
thing of tho past; while on theother
hand local waters have not only the
game fishes of the Coast, but many
others beside. A determined effort
will bo made to develop this sport
off Maui, and to provide boats and
other equipment for hire, so that
visitors may enjoy tho fishing as
they can in the Southern California
resort only in much greater meas
ure under local conditions.
Hospital Patient Suicides.
Desiondent because of his con
dition, Kim Cha Won, a Korean
laborer, while a patient in the Paia
Hospital, committed suicide about
2 o'clock yesterday morning by
hanging himself. The body was
found by an attendant, apparently
but a short time after life was ex
tinct. The deceased had been in the
hospital but one day, though he
had been ill for some time, suffer
ing from tuberculosis and other
complications. Wlnle the nurse
was out of the ward, he slipped out
of his bed, and entering a toilet
room, wall a rone made trom a
sheet, hanged himself from a water
fixture on the wall. Coroner Clem
Crowell was notified, but an in
quest was unnecessary.
JAPAN HAS CHALLENGE
U, S. ONLY GREAT POWER NOW NEUTRAL
Latest Reports Indicate Germans Have
Gained Signal Victory
HONOLULU, Aug. 28. Sugar, $120.40.
(Special Wireless to M.U'i Nicws.)
Berlin Aug. 28.--News from battlefield in
Belgium and along French border declares Al
lies defeated everywhere
9 days fighting. Germans in hot pursuit.
PARIS, Aug. 27. Official announcement made that Paris is pie
paring for siege. City will become vast entrenched camp.
LONDON, Aug. 27. Austrian forces have evacuated Sanjak.
Announcement from Herlin that forts of Namur and Longway
have been captured.
British cruiser Highflyer has sunk German liner Kaiser Williclm
der G rosso.
Germans now occupy Lille, Roubaix, and Valenciennes.
TSING TAU, Aug. 27. Blockade of this port lias been declared
by Japanese admiral. Neutral shipping given 21 bonis to leave.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27. President today issued proclamation
of neutrality of United Slates in war between .Japan and Germany.
Zeppelins worked well over Antwerp. Several diplomats narrow
ly escaped death from bombs dropped.
Frederick Palmer has been accredited correspondent oi Associated
Press during war. Is only American correspondent allowed with Bri
War News continued on jage 2.
Yachts Hawaii and Kamehameha With
Honolulu Yachtsmen Due ForSever-
al Days Visit May Become Annual
A Labor Day cruise of the Hono
lulu Yacht Club, to Kahului is an
nounced in a letter received here
this week from a member of the
Honolulu organization, who says:
"On September 1, about 150 j
members of the Honolulu Yacht
Club, will leave hero in tho yachts
Hawaii and Kaniehameha for Ka
hului, where they expect to arrivo
about t p. in. (Saturday), September
"This sail to Kahului as a club
afTair is something new, and will
take the jilaco of the Honolulu Yacht
Club's annual cruiso around Oahu.
Tho trip to Maui may become an
annual event, depending upon the
success of this one.
"The members oxjicct to spend
Sunday and Labor Day (Monday)
on Maui, sotting sail for the return
run on Monday afternoon."
and in full retreat after
Biy Bunch of Honolulu Visitors Makes
Wailuku Folk Sit Up and Gasp.
Important Gathering a Great Sue.
cess. Big Banquet.
The Shriners fulfilled all expecta
tions. They came, they saw, and
they conquered. Arriving early
Saturday morning by the Manna
Loa, 7f strong, about the first thing
they saw was a Maui policeman,
whom they had little difficulty in
capturing and leading in triumph
through Wailuku's streets. True
to their throat to avenge the an est
of their advance guard, two days
before, on charge of auto speeding,
tho big delegation took absolute
possession of the town, and until
thoy left at 10 o'clock Sunday night,
they ran things absolutely to suit
But nobody objected, and almost
ovorybody enjoyed tho fun to tho
limit, and thoo who didn't pretend
od thoy did just the same. It was
the first ollioial visit of the mystic
nobles, and it was a great suecose.
From thestandpointof tho public,
(Continued ou Pag 3.)
To Maui Men