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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 5, 1914.
FRENCH CAPITAL IS MOVED
OPENING BIG DITCH TO BE
FEATURE OF CONVENTION
Plan to Have Governor Press Button That Will Start
Water FlowingHalf Million Dollar Project
By the prcsuro of his finger upon
an electric switch, Governor Pink-
hiini will bring into use for the first
time, the great new half million
dollar irrigation project of the East
Maui Irrigation Company. Two
hundred or more delegates to the
Third Civic Convention will witness
this interesting event, and with the
Governor will witness, the first surge
of water through the big ditch on
its way to give life to the Puuncne
plantation, miles away.
This is one of the features of the
Civic Convention, which the com
mittee in charge of thearrangemcnts
is now considering. It is the sug
gestion of President F. F. Baldwin,
and in all liklehood will be carried
out in connection with the visit of
the delegates to the Kuiaha home
stead district on Sunday, October 4.
The ditch to be opened is the re
located Haiku ditch, or as it is com
monly known the old Spreckels
ditch. Work on tho big project has
been progressing steadily for over
two years. It is now virtually com
pleted, and, according to President
Baldwin will be ready to carry water
by the time the big convention is
The w.aterway is for the most part
tunnels, completely concrete lined,
and will bring water from Kailua a
distance of nearly 20 miles to tho
plantation. Where tho ditch cuts
through the homestead tract, it is
the idea to have arrangements made
by which the Governor may open
tho gate, some six miles away, and
the visitors may sec the flowof water
when it lirst arrives. At the same
place, it is tho intention that the
delegates shall be served to lunch
by the homesteaders.
A well dressed beggaron crutches,
has been making a nuisanco of him
self in Wailuku and other parts of
Central Maui for tho past several
weeks. Tho man is minus one leg,
but otherwise haR every appearance
of being strong and able-bodied. He
is of Portuguese nationality and it
is said carries a letter from a Por
tuguese society, upholding him in
his method of maintaining himself.
Thoso who claim to know, state
that tho man always is able to show
a good sum of money. Uo rides a
horse and is said to travel from one
Island to another plying his trade.
It has been reported to Sheriff
Crowoljihat in at least a number of
instances recently, tho man has
caused considerable annoyance and
alarm to women. The sheriff states
that he will endeavor to getevidence
enough against him to convict him
of vagrancy or of trespass.
FROM PARIS TO
Say Germans Are
A Mountain Party
A jolly party of young people left
ycaterday for Ilaleakala with the
intention of making the trip through
the crater and returning by way of
the ditch trail. They will be gone
five or six days. In the party are
Mrs. A. Craig Bowdish, MissSmith,
Miss Macfarland, S. T. Short, M.
C. Ayres, and P. II. Benedict.
Candidate Brands as Lie Story That
He Would Favor Disfranchising
Voters of Territory.
Hon. Chas. A. Rice has been
making a most effective campaign
on Oaliu during the past week. At
Kalihi on Tuesday night he nailed
once and for all an insidious re
port that hasJieen put in circula
tion to the effect that he aimed to
work for the disfranchisement of a
large part of the voters of the Ter
ritory. On this point Mr. Rice
"The charge lias been made
that if I am elected Delegate to
Congress the franchise of the Ha
waiians will be in danger. That
is a lie.
"If I am elected Delegate I
pledge you my word that I will do
nothing to change the present elec
toral franchise of the Hawaiiaus,
and if any other person makes an
attempt to do so I will do all in
my power to prevent such a
The Rice meetings have been
well attended, and there has been
no lack of enthusiasm. Mr. Rice
has repeatedly assured his listeners
that in case he is elected delegate
he will go to Washington at the
begiuuingofeachsession of Congress
and remain until the close. His
record as a 'worker and as one who
accomplishes things, is so well
established through his years in
the legislature, that there is little
doubt among those who have fol
lowed his career that he will be no
idler in the National capital.
C. II. Olsen, W. II. Rice, Sr.,
and Alex. Lindsay, Jr., havetaken
an active part in the Rice meetings.
A strong showing lias been made
of the various ma'tters of interest
to Hawaii which have been up in
Washington during Kuhio's ab
sence, and which even at the pres
ent time are requiring the Chamber
of Commerce and other semi pub
lic or private interests to maintain
representatives in the Capital to do
Pursued Claudine From Hana to
Lanaina By Sampan and Automo
bileMade Will Before Starting
A. Haneberg, traveling auditor
for II. Ilackfeld & Company, had
an exciting and strenuous race on
Wednesday from Kipahulu to La
haina to catch the steamer Clau
dine. Owing to a breakdown of
his automobile as he was returning
from an official visit to Kipahulu,
he missed the Claudine at Hana,
although the vessel was held for
over two hours for him.
The urgency of his getting back
to Honolulu on Thursday was such
that Mr. Haneberg finally charter
ed a Japanese power sampan, and
although the sea was unusually
rough, he put off to chase the
Claudine to Kahului, only to find
upon arriving at this port, that he
had again missed the Inter-Island
boat by about half an hour. How
ever, it was a comparatively sim
ple matter to run over to Eahaina
by automobile, where he finally
Old timers around liana declare
that the sea was so rough that
Mr, Haneberg was urged not to at
tempt the sampan voyage. That
he recognized something of the
danger is evidenced by the fact
that he executed his will before
NEW POPE ELECTED
ROMK, Sept. 3. Cardinal Delchiesa, formerly Bishop of Bologna,
and raised to cardinal 4 months ago, has been elected pope. Will be
known as Pope Benedicta XV.
C. D. Lufkin has been named
U. S. referee in bankruptcy for all
the islands included in Maui coun
ty. Judge Dole this week appointed
referees in bankruptcy for each of
the counties of the Territory, in
stead of having but one as was
the case up to the time that George
S. Curry resigned the ptace to be
come U. S. Commissioner. The
new referees are:
Oaliu (including Honolulu),
Judge Alexander Lindsay, Jr.; Ha
waii, Attorney S. S. Rolph, of
Hilo; Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
Kahoolawe, C. D. Lufkin, cashier
of the First National Bank of Wai
luku; and Kauai and Niihau, S.
Kdward Hanuestad, of Lihue.
work that the delegate should be
best able to do.
Cupid has also been conducting
a series of meetings in Honolulu
during the week, and McCandless
and Palmer Woods, the rival dem
ocratic aspirants, have also round
ed into the metropolis, and are
helping keep the voters interested.
Nahiku Company Again Tapping and
Taking Advantage of Good Prices
For Product Not Expected to
Tapping was resumed on the
Nahiku Rubber Company's planta
tiou last week. Owing to the sud
den increase of the price of rubber
from something- like 50 cents,
which has obtained for the past
year, to $1.25, the present figure,
the company can now profitably
produce its product. Already a
number of shipments have been
made, these being sent forward by
mail in small packages in order to
reach the market in quickest time
The officers of the company are
not optimistic of the present quo
tations being maintained for very
long, even though the war con
tinues. "There is no lessening of
the quantity of rubber in the
world," said D. C. Lindsay, pres
ident of the Nahiku company, "and
as soon as transportation facilities
get back to something like normal,
which they will before long, the
market will again have all the rub
ber it can use."
Have to Be
Because it is claimed that the
words "Vote for One," and their
Hawaiian equivalent, are so placed
on the official ballot that they give
an unfair advantage to the repub
lican ticket, it is possible that the
ballots for the coining primary
election will have to be entirely re
printed. The matter first came up on
Oaliu where the Democrats pro
tested against the arrangement of
the words in question directly over
the republican column. It is under
stood that the matter has been re
ferred to the Supreme Court, and
a decision is expected within a few
days, but in the meantime, County
Clerk Kaae has ordered enough
paper for reprinting the entire
number of ballots, in case such
may be necessary. County Attor
ney Case is of the opinion that the
objection of the Democrats is well
SECOND GREAT BATTLE
OF WAR IS NOW RAGING
Losses Terrific on Both Sides, But Indications
Are That Germans and Austrians Have
Suffered More Severely.
HONOLULU, Sept. 4. Sugar, S1 20.20.
NEW YORK, Sept. 4. That an army is being gathered at Ostend
to be launched against rear of German right wing menacing approach
to Paris, is word brought here by steamer Mauretania. Fact that Bri
tish force was being landed at Belgian port was announced several days
ago, and now it is stated that 72,000 Russians have been added to this.
They were landed at Aberdeen August 27, having been transported
from Archangel through White Sea, Arctic Ocean, and North Sea on
British transports. Forward movement against German line expected
PARIS, Sept. 4. Beginning last night, no one is allowed to enter
or leave Paris between 8 in the evening and 5 in morning without pass.
With Germans almost in sight of city, Paris is ready for siege.
Immense network of entrenchments outside fortifications, being con
structed rapidly. Hundreds of thousands men working night and day.
Bank of Paris will be transferred to Bordeaux today.
HAVRE, Sept. 4. American cruiser Tennessee sailed yesterday
for Falmouth, carrying 1000 Americans, from Paris.
Gaillaird Smart and wife will leave shortly for England.
Germans bombarded Malines for 2 hours. Much damage. Cathe
dral Strombold in r.uins. Valuable church treasures moved to safety.
LONDON, Sept. 4.
leave within 24 hours.
TOKIO, Sept. 3. Special appropriation of $2,050,000 will be
asked. This, with money already spent will make total war expense
Tsing Tan isolated. Cable cut.
LONDON, Sept. 3. Second great battle of the European war,
now raging over hundreds of miles of territory. Despite removal of
capital to Bordeaux, allies are confident. Believe German offensive
strength is weakening.
London Chronicle says: "A few more days fighting such as Sun
day and Monday, and German army will destroy itself. A whole divi
sion of infantry has been blotted out. The German west wing is with
in 30 miles of Paris.
In latest assault Germans have wavered, broken, and ilcdt mani
festing unmistakable unsteadiness.
One of the aeroplanes recently bombarding Paris, brought down
by French guns.
Governor of German Samoa and other captives, have been sent to
the German colony In Fiji Islands.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 3 Russians have entered Lcmburg
after one of greatest of world's battles. One and a half million men
engaged. After 7 days fighting Austrians retreated in disorder. Aus
trian loss placed at J 00,000.
PARIS, Sept. 3. American ambassador is only one of foreign
representatives still in Paris. Others have gone to Bordeaux with Pre
sident Poincaire and cabinet. Ambassador Herrick now handling
affairs of Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Servia, Germany and Austria,
War News continued on page 2.
Inter-Island Tournament This Month
Will See Four Teams Contest for
Honors Two Army Teams.
Four polo teams will compete
for honors in the inter-island tour
nament in Honolulu this year,
namely: Oahu Polo Club, Maui
Btouise, of Belgium, been ordered to
Polo Club, Fourth V. S. Cavalry,
and First Field Artillery. The time
of the big meet has been definitely
fixed as the week following Regat
Maui players are looking forward
with considerable expectation and
confidence to the coming matches.
In the three games with Oahu this
season, she has won every one by
goodinargins, and unless the milita
ry teams have brushed up consider
ably recently there should not be a
great deal to fear from them. It is
likely that three or more games
will be played, the first ones being
elimination contests, the last deter
mining the championship of the