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WAILUKU, iMAUI, T. II., SATURDAY. OCTOBER 10. 1914.
Much Hard Work Transacted By Big Gathering and
Harmony Reigns Throughout. Road Improvement
One Of Main Issues. Strong Resolutions.
With a rousing banquet, the like of which was probably never scon in
theso Islands, the Third Annual Civic Convention, on Monday evening
closed after a most successful three-day session. This banquet, by the
way, was altogether remarkable. It began with an order for "coats oil",
from toast-master George It. Carter, was followed before tho soup courso
was out of the way, with genuine rough-house hilarity, and ended
in utmost decorum two hours later with patriotic songs and lofty
sentiments. Everybody left entirely pleased not only with tho excellent
menu just discussed, but with the results of tho Conference, and enthus
iastic for the public spirited work for which the gathering has stood
A WORKING CONVENTION.
Tho convention was a "working" organization. From the time tho first
session was called to order on Saturday morning, by President Frank F.
Haldwln, of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, tho Armory was crowded
with the delegates anxious to do their part In carrying out the work of
tho body. The meeting was in no sense a pleasure junket, and while the
visitors did onjoy much tho various features arranged for their pleasure,
work was tho order of tho occasion, and play very much a secondary coil'
sideration. At the opening session, F. F. Baldwin was elected chairman
and D. II. Case, secretary.
Tho program as outlined in last week's issue of tho Maui News was
carried out without important alteration, a fact that in itself speaks well
for the dlligenco of the local committee which had the arrangements in
GOOD ROADS, MAIN FEATURE.
With tho drive of tho delegates over tho all but Impassable roads In
tho Haiku district, on Sunday morning, the conference became ardent on tho
good-roads movement for tho territory; and a strong resolution at tho
close favoring legislation for better roads, and tho appointment of a strong
committee to carry out tho Important matter of drafting legislation along tho
lines of the resolution, formed one of the most important accomplishments of
Other matters which received much attention and were the subject
of resolutions, had to do with perfecting the public health control In tho
hands of tho Territorial board of health; tho encouraging of tourist travel,
through promotion work and the building of tourist hotels; tho endorse
ment of the work of H. Gooding Field and tho Tuna Club; and tho endorse
ment of the auditing and cost-finding systems ndvocatcd for Territorial
and county governments by the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce and Ad
BIG DITCH OPENED.
An Interesting feature of Sunday morning was tho formal opening of
tho big new irrigation ditch of the East Maul Irrigation Company. Tho
delegation was taken for this purposo as guests of tho ICahului Railroad
Company to Maliko Gulch, where the waters of tho big waterway are led
across the Maliko bridge, and here Secretary of tho Territory, Wade Warren
Thayer, performed the ceremony of raising the big gates. Tills ceremony
was to have been performed by Governor Plnkham, who was prevented
from attending tho convention on account of illness.
Tho big luau arranged in ono of tho great sugar houses of tho Pala
mill at noon Sunday, was much enjoyed. It was a typical luau. Following
tho "feed," tho Ad Club took charge of the ceremonies and conducted a
"peace service," consisting of brief selections and addresses on tho sub
ject of peace, from various members and others of tho organization. All
of these wero Interesting, and some of them were gems of their kind.
Tho luau was brought to a close In tho marriage of "Mr. Will Oahu" and
"Mary Maui", a farcical ceremony intended to typify tho close alliance) of
tho two islands represented.
Tho Pala band helped to make tho Pala gathering a pleasant ono,
alternating with tho Hawaiian band of Honolulu in selections. Tho Paia
Hoy Scouts, in full uniform, were also conspicuous, and did valiant duty
as ushers during the luau, and in guarding tho reserved sections from in
trusion. AD CLUB MINSTRELS.
Sunday evening, at Lahalna, after an excellent dinner spread in tho
Pioneer Theater, the stage was cleared, and tho Ad Club gavo a minstrel
show that plased the performers as much as it did the Inrgo audience.
The report submitted by tho hold-over committee from last year on a
plan for road construction and maintenance for the territory, was ono of
tho most valuablo and constructive of the many papers read at tho con
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Relief Funds Being
Raised For War Sufferers
For tho purposo of raising funds to
bo usee? through tho American Red
Cross Association, in Europe, J. J.
Pntterson, of Hamakuapoko, a mem
ber of tho association, has undertaken
to ralso funds on this Island. D, C.
Lindsay and Rev. It. B. Dodgo are also
assisting In this work.
Another movement, but with little
different aim, is that being carried
on by tho "War Relief Committee,"
an organization of prominent Honolu
lu citizens, under lead of Judge Dole,
which proposes to send aid to tho
widows and orphans of all the na
tions engaged In tho great struggle.
This is not a Red Cross movement,
nor Is it In any sense partisan.
Thoso desiring to aid in the work of
relief may reach tho Red Cross so
ciety through the Baldwin National
Bank of Kahulul; whllo tho manage
ment of, tho Maul News will receive
any anmnts that may bo Intended for
tho widows and orphans fund, and
transmit same to tho committee in
Supervisors Adopted A
New System Of Expenditures
By a resolution adopted by tho
Board of Supervisors, tho old practtco
of each member contracting obliga
tions, receiving communications on
public matters, petitions, etc., has
been dono away with. Hereafter tho
public will bo expected to bring their
business directly before the board in
person or by letter, and every expen
diture must bo made on a requisition
from tho county dork's office. The
system as outlined Is simple, but It
Is buslness-Ilko and will make it pos
sible for an exact record of county
expenditures to bo had at any time.
Tho resolution was presented by su
pervisor Drummond and passed by
Tho next Civic Convention will bo
hold on Kauai. The Kauai delegation
extended an invitation, which was ac
cepted by unanimous vote. It is likely
that after this noxt mooting tho
meetings will bo hold only in Honolulu.
Resolutions In Brief Adopted By Big Gathering Before
"That roads or vital Importance in Hawaii be set apart as 'ter
ritorial roads,' which should receive tho support of special funds or
taxes and of tho territorial government; that territorial road boards
bo appointed for each county and Hint each county employ a com
petent engineer to supervise tho road work; that tho appointment
of employes working upon territorial roads bo under civil service
rules in order to secure the highest degree of efficiency; that a com
mittee of five bo appointed to draft a law embodying tho provisions
of the resolution for presentation before the 1015 legislature." Reso
lution presented by Lorrin A. Thurston: committee I.orrin A. Thurs
ton, Eric A. Knudsen, Dr. George Huildy, George R. Carter and II.
B. Penhallow. o
"That the convention Indorses the efforts of the Chamber of
Commerce of Honolulu and the Honolulu Ad Club in their cooperation
with and assistance of tho territorial and county administrations In
perfecting tho accounting and cost-finding systems of tho territory and
county." Resolution presented by Wallace U. Farrington.
CARE OF CITY STREETS.
"That tho convention cordially endorses the measures taken by
officers of the territorial government In requiring an intelligent plac
ing of public utilities in the street's of our cities and towns, to the end
that tliero shall bo the least possible disturbance, of tho surfaces of
streets and roadways." Resolution presented by Wallace R. Far
rington. MORE ROAD SENTIMENTS.
"That tho convention npproves of and indorses a policy that
proper main roads be speedily built and maintained throughout the
agricultural sections of these islands where such proper roads do
not now exist." Resolution presented by W. A. Baldwin.
HEALTH AND SANITATION IN SINGLE DEPARTMENT.
"That the convention urges upon tho 1915 legislature that tho
present laws relating to health and sanitation bo amended so (hat
such matters may be placed under the exclusive jurisdiction of the
territorial authorities." Resolution introduced by Albert Waterhouse.
"That tho convention a committee of five to invite a move
ment for tho purpose of interesting capital in establishing tourist
hotels throughout tho islands." Resolution introduced by Albert
Waterhouse. Committee Wallace R. Farrington, Albert Waterhouse,
Worth O. Aiken, J. M. Lydgato and Eugene Doyo.
PROMOTION AND TUNA CLUB.
"That tho convention cordially Indorses tho activities of H.
Gooding Field, tho Promotion Committee and the members of tho
Hawaii Tuna Club in the development of game fishing in tho waters
of theso islands." Resolution Introduced by Wallace R. Farrington.
"That the financial support of promotion should come in a largo
measure In tho future from the treasury of the territory and from
tho various counties." Resolution introduced by Ed Towse.
MORE PROMOTION PLEDGES.
"That every delegate will, during the ensuing year, if the same
bo provided by tho Promotion Committee, enclose at least one piece
of Island literature in each letter sent by him beyond the Islands."
Resolution introduced by Ed Towse.
Now County To toe New
Engineer test louse
Supervisors Decide To Employ Expert
On Roads And For Other Constru
tion And Howell Gets Job Plenty
Of Work To Be Done.
Tho most important action of the
Board of Supervisors at its meeting
this week, was tho appointment, of a
county engineer to have general
charge of all road maintenance and
construction in the county, and to at
tend to other matters requiring ox
pert knowledge along engineering
lines. ' Hugh Howell was appointed to
the position by tho same resolution
creating the oflice, and his salary fixed
at $300 per month.
The matter did not get past the
board without opposition. It was dig
cussed first on Wednesday, and ngain
taken up on Thursday, when it passed
by a vote of 3 to 2. Tho vote stood:
For: Kalama, Drummond, and Ray
mond; Against: Lake and Meyer.
Mr. Howell will assume his duties
at once, tliero being a vast amount of
work pressing for Immediate atten
tion. Ho leaves today for Molokai
whoro a number of Important bridges
wore washed out two weeks ago dur
ing a unprecedentedly sovero storm.
Lator ho will be called upon to set
tho roads of Hana district opou, which
woro aho ronderod impassable by a
recent torrontial downpour.
Delegates To Convention Start Fund
And Raise SI 500 In Short Order
Comfort On Mountain Will Be
Following a stirring discussion on
the matter of good roads, and the nec
essity for better provision being made
for caring for the tourist, I,. A. Thurs
ton, at tho Monday session of the Ci
vic Convention, suggested that a fund
for a lest house on Haleakala bo rais
ed then and there. He started tho ball
rolling by contributing $25. The s r
gestion met with a ready m ponso.
and In a few minutes $1571.50 had
been subscribed by tho delegate-, pres
ent. It hi tho plan to spoud about $3000
in the reconstruction of tho accom
modations on top of the mountain, and
the Maul Chamber of Commerce will
undertake to ralso the balance of tlir
amount needed. Tho plan also in
cludes provision for having tho place
properly eared for after it is con
structed, which will possibly call for
the employment of a caretaker or at
least part of the time.
Chamber Will Get Busy at Once.
At a meetln of tho Chambor of
Commerce held Thursday aftornoon,
the principal matter of disousalon was
the rost houio, and a committee was
Meager Details Of Many Conflicts indicate Something
Of Awful Horror of Europe's Greatest Calamity.
Nothing Decisive And No End En Sight.
STRENUOUS SITUATION IN ANTWERP.
LONDON, October 0. Dombarded from above by Zeppelin, and from
close-in position by siege guns, residents of Antwerp have passed fearful
experience since yesterday morning. Germans forced passage of river in face
of murderous fire. So great has been exodus from city that Mayor of Rot
terdam has issued request to railroads not to bring any more Belgian rcfu.
gees to his city.
King Albert remains at Antwerp directing defense. American legation
kept in city, not accompanying officials to Ostcnd.
RUSSIANS AGAIN AGGRESSIVE.
PETROGRAD, October 0. Fighting along east Prussian border continues
since Wednesday, with Russians once more across line in several places.
Despite reinforcements which Germans have received, all their attacks near
WlrhaMen and lhtoff have e. n repulsed with hc.-iw In-iFi-p In noht nt.
tack In forest of Massalstchlznak, west of Atchka, Russians succeeded In
cutting off and surrounding German detachment which was partly exterminated.
LITTLE CHANGE IN AISNE BATTLE.
LONDON, October 9. Along the Aisne, general situation is unchanged.
Desultory fighting last night.
Official statement issued at Paris says that cavalry of General von Kluk
In protecting German right, has been extended as French cavalry sought to
get around flank, until now opposing cavalry has almost reached sea on
Bclgian-Fiench border. On left enemy is making no progress.. North of
Arras, Germans have moved back. Between Verdun and St. Mihiel, enemy
lias retired to Haotn Chatcc. Center between Rheims and river Meuse,
no change. Engagement of German right wing indecisive. French attack
on Argonne and Verdun been repulsed.
CLEMENCY OFFERED FOR SURRENDER.
ROME, October 9 Dispatch received here from Russian headquarters
intimates that if Austrians surrendered Plzemysl, they will be given the
courtesy of ail military honors, but that in event of refusal, no leniency
will be shown.
ALBANIA NOW ALARMED.
PARIS, October 9. Scytari is in panic over arnval of Roumanian prince
who is preparing to make attack on self-proclaimed prince" of Albania.
LOSS OF DESTROYER CONFIRMED.
LONDON, October 9. Sinking of German destroyer "36" is confirmed.
Nearly all of the crew were saved.
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Kaupakalua Also Has Highways All
But Impassable. New Social
Center Soon For Makawao.
Maltawao. October 7. That Kaupa
kalua is a rival of tho Haiku home
stead region in regard to bad roads
the following Incident will illustrate:
One midnight, a short time ago,
Manuel Botclho, a well-known resi
dent of Kaupakalua, was awakened
by cries from the government road
near his front gate. Thinking that
some hllnrlous young men wero pass
ing along, he turned over and went
to sleep. Again at about 2 A. M. he
awoke hearing some one calling In
tins distance. This time he arose and
stepped upon Ills veranda asking:
"What's tho matter?" Tho faint re
ply came, "Kokua! pillkia!". Ho
dressed and went outside, soon dis
covering a wretched Japanese pinned
under his saddle horse in one of tho
two-feet deep mud holes in which the
Hotelho, with the aid of his horses,
pulled the fallen animal out of tho
mud-hole to (lie side of the road, thus
releasing tho Japanese who, having
rolled about for two hours resembled
a mud Image rather than a human be
ing. Though his leg was stiff and
badly bruised lie managed to limp to
ills home. Ills horse, however, re
fused to stir and even next day It was
only after being pulled Into llotelho's
yard, out of the slippery mud, that ho
was brought to his feet.
The government road all the way
from Kokonio through Kaupakalua is
full of deep mud-holes dangerous to
horseback riders especially aftor dark.
appointed to handle the fund already
on hand, raise more money if it be
requited, and to see the work through
to completion. The committee con
sists of C. D. I.ufkin, W. II. Field,
Hugh Howell, L. von Tompsky and W.
It Is posslblo that the committee
will decide to build an entlivly new
structuro on tho mountain possibly
a steel house, built in sections for
transportation to tho summit and tho
utilizing of tho present stono house
as a stable for tho horses, which at
present suffer greatly from exposure
Tho house will be furnished, probably
with iron furniture of substantial
character, and provisions made for
heating the building so that visitors
may secure reasonable comfort. Tno
committee will Rot busy at once, and
tho Improvement will ho completed
as soon ns practicable
Last Friday, the 2nd, Tarn Yau, tho
old resident Chinese merchant of Ma
kawao, celebrated his Cist birthday In
Oriental stylo, with tho banging of
fire-crackers and bombs and the feast
ing of friends who came from all
over the district to congratulate him.
Tho new "Community House" of
tho Makawao Union Church at I'ala
Is well-nigh completed. It Is quite a
large building, painted green and
white on tho outside, with a hard
wood finish prevailing throughout Its
The roomy entertainment hall to
bo used for "ltteraries" and othor as
semblles of a social nature has a Hno
stage at ono end with three drossing
rooms in the basement beneath It.
Adjoining the hall are three class
rooms (for Sunday school, etc.,) con
nected by wide folding doors. Be
yond those is n kitchen which will
soon havo an up-to-date equipment.
This house as its namo Implies Is
designed to ho tho social conter for
tho church community and Ub fiiendn.
The building Is lighted by oleclrieity
and Its formal opening will take place
on Novombor 7, tho piobablo date nf
tho annual bazaar of tho Ladies' Aid
Society and entertainment to bo ar
ranged by Mrs. Chlsholm Jones.