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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 1915.
Date Set For February 1 1 Precinct
Clubs Will Name Delegates Next
Week Details of Platform Still
February 11th is the data of the
republican county convention to frame
Tf l,tXlIJ IMiillUIUl UU WHICH IlilJ
county Candidates will be expected
to stand, and to elect the members of
'- the county executive committee to
serve for the next two years. At a
I meeting of the county committee on
(' Monday of this week, plans were mado
for holding this convention .and no
tices were sent out to the various pre
cinct clubs to elect their delegates.
The precinct clubs are expected to
hold their meetings and select their
delegates Kometlmo between the 1st
and' 7th of February. Under the rules
of the party the precincts have the
right to one delegate for each fifty
votes polled at the last preceding elec
tion. Under this rule Lahalna, Vval
luku, Puuncno and Hamaltuapoko
havo each heretofore had four repre
sentatives in the convention, with two
for liana and one for each of the
So far as the committee has learn
ed there has been no precinct organi
zation yet formed In the new eighth
precinct, which includes the Haiku
homestead section, and all of the 12th
precinct ea&t or Maliko Gulch. It is
probable that such organization will
be made, however, and the proper re
presentation thus secured at the con
vention. Presumably the delegates will all
come to tho convention loaded with
instructions for local Improvements,
which they will try to havo embodied
in the platform, though so far as can
at present bo seen there does not seem
to be any very specific matters that
will bo demanded generally, except,
of course a business-like and efficient
administration of county affairs. Tho
convention may express itself on iho
matter of the primary law, which
many feel should bo amended by the
coming legislature to ,mako tho voting
at primm y elections according to par
ty Instead of an open ballot as at
Chronic Prowler Gets
Six Months Sentence
John Garcia not Sheriff Crowell's
good-looking young assistant, but ft
middle aged Porto Rlcan was senten
ced to six months in jail for being un
lawfully on 'the premises of Domingo
Coelho about midnight last Tuesday.
f.tr The victim is an old offender, "having
but recently served a year's imprls-
r onment for larceny.
Coelho was aroused on tho night in
question by sonio one trying to open
n tho door of his houce. Grabbing his
r ' revolver ho sallied forth In time to sec
' an Intruder beating it across lots. Al
though he emptied his gun at the flee
vt frm, the trespasser escaped. Dep
tt$ Sheriff Ferrelra, next day discov
ered a pair of shoes in the weeds near
e Coelho home, which were indent!
fled as belonging to Garcia, and hts
guilt was pretty firmly establlsheH..
Tho polico believo that Garcia is
the "peeping Tom" who frightened
the inmates in Mrs. Weddlck's home
recently, and possibly the same per
son who got away, with tho contents
of Brother Frank's larder.
K PATTERSON TO BE A BANKRUPT.
W. It. Patterson, late of Kulaha,
Maui, is to bo declared a bankrupt, ac
cording to tho statement mado by at
torney Eugene Murphy, who returned
from Honolulu last Tuesday, after fil
ing tho necessary petition and affida
vits in tho matter. Murphy's action
follows tho granting of the writ of
mandamus by Judge Edlngs last week
by which tho Hamakuapoko Store gets
500 out of tho ?600 over which half
a dozen of Patterson's creditors have
been fighting. Murphy declares that
the bankruptcy proceedings will de
velop something sensational in con
nection with tho matter.
Maui Has a
Hana District Finds That Maui Will
Have One More Representative
Than Present Apportionment Pro
vides, and is Elated Accordingly.
Under the organic act Maul is en
titled ot six members in tho house of
representatives. Kauai's apportion
ment is four. But now tho startling
discovery is mado that Maul will have
seven seats In the popular assembly
during the next session of the Legis
lature, while Kauai will have but
three. Kauai probably will deny this,
but to all intents and purposes this
will be the case.
The way it happens is this. John
W. Fassoth, who was elected in tho
November elections as one of tho four
Kauai representatives is the same
John Fassoth who has Jubt purchased
with William Williamson tho Kipahulu
plantation; and as he has already
taken charge on .Maul he has become
a citizen of this county in fact, if not
in name. Whilo he will sit with tho
Kaual-ltes, Maul politicians seo in him
really an additional delegate from this
This interesting discovery was
made this week in Hana, and Inas
much as Hana district had had sev
eral candidates crowded off tTie board
at the last primaries, there is gen
eral Jubilation among her citizens of
their "imported" representative.
Held For An
Little 9-Year Old Victim in Serious
Condition in Paia Hospital-Threats
Kept Child's Lips Closed For Over
Disease-infected and seriously ill,
little Maria Ah Chew, nine years old,
He3 In the Pala hospital. In the Ma
kawao Jail is held Ah Jack, on charge
of being responsible for the child's ter
rible plight. If the Chinaman is found
guilty of the crime it is possible that
he may anawer for it with his life.
Ah Jack is a Chinese who was liv
ing the upper Pala plantation camp.
In an adjoining tenement lived also
Ah Chew with his little daughter
Maria, whose mother was a Porto Rl
can, and her brother, a boy aged 11.
Some time during the holidays, ac
cording to the girl's story, Ah Jack
committed his dastardly assault uron
her during the absence of tho other
members of the family, and by threats
prevented her from telling of the oc
currence until the loathsome disease
he had communicated to her, mado
further concealment Impossible.
Deputy County Attorney Vincent
and Sheriff Crowell havo investigated
the matter, and Ah Jack will be given
a hearing in the Makawao district,
court the first of tho week.
RAYMOND ANNOUNCES HIS PLAT
FORM. Dr. J. H. Raymond has mado his
formal announcement of his candidacy
for the board of supervisors and his
policies, if elected. Tho announce
ment, which appears in another col
umn, Is well worth reading, and will
appeal to many voters Irrespective
HAIKU FARMERS MEET TONIGHT.
An important meeting of tho Haiku
Farmers' Association has been railed
for this evening at tho Kulaha school
house. Among other matters will be a
paper by Prof. Krauss, of the Hawaii
Experiment Station staff, outlining
the plans of the Station for demons
tration work on Maul during tho next
Wailuku Union Church Holds Annual
Meeting and Elects New Officers
Supper By Ladies a Delightful
Affair Healthy Condition.
With three large tables crowded
with members and friends of tho
church, tho annual meeting of tho
Wailuku Union Church organization
was held on Thursday evening at .bo
Alexander House settlement Tho
business meeting followed at. the con
clusion of a most delicious and bounti
ful supper, prepaied by the ladles of
According to the reports sn. .mltted
by the pastor, Rev. R. B. Dodgo, the
treasurer, and other officials, ihe finan
cial condition of tho church is in
sound, if not unduly flourishing condi
iton. No small part of the, cre'dlt for
this is given to the Ladies Aid Society
of the church.
The following officers were elected
to serve during tho coming year:
Trustees H. B. Penhallow, D. H.
Case, W. F. Crockett, W. A. McKay
and O. J. Whitehead.
Deacon for two years: Frank Som
merfeld; Deaconess for two years,
Mrs. W. M. Weddick, Treasurer, V.
Leslie West; Clerk, W. A. McKay;
Ushers, Frank Enders and R. K.
in Some Districts
County Clerk Kaae spent last Fri
day and Saturday in the now Eighth
Precinct, registering the voters for
coming election. Some seve'nty or
moie citizens were registered in the
two days, but tho County Clerk says
that a large number, especially of the
homesteaders in tho Kulaha district,
have not yet registered. According to
Kaao's interpretation of the law, all
who expect to vote at tho coming
primary in March, and whose resi
dence have been affected by tho recent
boundary changes, must bo re-rcgls-tered.
The Clerk has also visited a
number of other districts for registra
tion purposes during the past week.
February 21 te the last day on which
registrations may bo taken before
tho primary election.
is Finally at Work
The legislation committee which tho
Maul legislative delegation recom
mended to the Board of Supervisors
over three week's ago, has been ap
pointed and has begun Its work. The
committee consists of Chairman S. E.
Kalama, County Engineer Howell,
Supervisor Dr. Raymond, and County
Attorney D. 11. Case. A number oi
informal meetings have nlready been
held, and the committee announces
that it will bo meeting at frequent
intervals from now until Its work is
completed. The committee welcomes
suggestions and ideas regarding need
ed legislation, from any one.
PASTOR GETS AUTOMOBILE.
A friend in the parish of tho Pala
Union Church has made Rev. A. Craig
Bowdlsh, pastor of tho church, a pres
ent' of a Ford touring car. Mr. Bow
dish received tho car on last Tues
day's Claudino and although ho never
had his hand on a wheel before, ho is
already a successful driver. The pop
ular pastor has been the recipient of
many hearty congratulations.
MAUI SUGAR AND PINES LOST.
Of the 8200 tons of sugar on board
tho ill-fated American Hawaiian
steamer Washlngtonlan, which found
ered off tho Delaware Breakwater on
Tuesday, after-a collision with a sail
ing vessel, over 3000 tons was from
tho Puuneno and Pala plantations.
There was also 1000 cases of Maul
pineapples on board. Tho cargo was
For K. of P.
Visitors to Arrive Next Saturday on
Chartered Steamer at Least Eighty
Strong-Local Lodge Planning Ela
The long-planned excursion of the
Honolulu Knights of Pythias lodges to
Maul has at last been definitely decid
ed upon. Tho Intor-l3land steamer
Mnuna Loa has been chartered, and
the party, which according to present
reports will number not lc3 than 80,
will arrive at Kahulul brigh; and early
next Saturday morning.
Tho event promises to bo a mem
orable one in local Pythian annals,
and no pains arc being spared by the
members of Aloha Lodge to mako it
eo for tho visitors also. The program
which has been outlined for tho en
tertainment of tho visitors, con.om
plates a busy time from tho time the
party lands until it leaves on Sunday
night Saturday morning Is to he
spent in sight-seeing by autos ifoul.
Central Maul, whilo in the af.crnoon
a special train will take tho party to
visit the Haiku homestead region.- Sat
urday evening will witness a special
lodge session, to bo followed at nine
o'clock by an elaborate grand ball and
reception, for which tho invitation list
Is now being prepared.
On Sunday the visitors will bo i.'ken
to Lahalna and beyond on pleasure
ride, which will concludo with an offi
cial banquet at Lahalna in the even
ing. The return from Lahaina vlll
be mado in time to take tho Mauua
Loa at 9 o'clock from Kahulul.
String to it
Chairman Sam Kalama has written
to tho Chamber ot Commerce a letter
of protest in connection with the road
work being done in tho Haiku dis
trict. Tho Chamber criticized tho s"per
vhors for not using more te.imf in
this work, and through a committee
advised tho board that tho Haiku
Fruit & Packing Company stood ready
to furnish all tho mules tho county
needed for this work at a cost of 75
cents per day per head. Chalrnmu
Kalama tells tho Chamber' that this
offer seems to have had a string to it,
inasmuch as tho number of animals
which the pineapple company was
willing to furnish was limited to two
or three teams, and on condition that
they bo used on certain road sections
Epecifiod by tho company.
Death of Former
A letter received hero this week
from James A. Rcid, who was some
years ago connected with flic Pala
Store, boro tho sad nows of tho death
of his mother, which occurred at his
present home in Berkeley, Califor
nia, on the 15th Inst. The deceased
resided in Maul for about two ycacs,
living during that timo on tho Grove
Ranch. Makawao, and her many
friends will grlovo to learn of her
taking away. Tho death was duo to
heart-trouble, according to Mr, Reid's
LUMBER SCHOONER ARRIVES.
Tho four-masted schooner Espada,
from Puget Sound, with a cargo of
lumber for the Kahulul Railroad, ar
rived off port last Sunday, but was
forced to remain outside tho harbor
until tho doparturo of tho Columbian
which was loading sugar. Sho was
given a berth on Tuesday morning,
and discharge is going on rapidly. The
Espada left the Sound on December
BIG NAVAL ENGAGEMENT
CHIEF FEATURE OF WEEK
Germans Lose Battle Cruiser and British Ships Dam
agedGermans Persist One Was Sunk Little
Change on Land But Big Battle Pending.
IMMIGRATION DILL DEAD.
WASHINGTON, January 28. President Wilson today vetoed
SAYS AUSTRALIA READY TO SEND LAST MAN.
HONOLULU, January 28. J. A. Robertson, Queensland com
missioner to exposition arrived today Sonoma. Says Australians ready
to send last man to war. Entire Australian navy in use and 30,000 men
SONOMA CARRIED NO MAIL.
Washington sends orders no mail to be forwarded to mainland by
Sonoma or other Oceanic through boat until company satisfies postoffice
department Washington in connection with mail carrying contract.
SAY SINKING OF VON DER TANN A FAKE.
LONDON, Tanuarv 29. An official denial is made or report that
German ship Von Der Tann was sunk in engagement off S'l'-'h Amer
ican coast. No such engagement took place.
Persistent Berlin claims that in recent North Sea engagement Brit
ish lost one or more ships is also pronounced untrue.
SWISS READY TO FIGHT IF FORCED TO.
ROME, January 29. King received in audience yesterday Swiss
minister of foreign affairs who called to arrange for passage of supplies
through Italy to Switzerland. The minister informed king that Switzer
land desires to maintain strict neutrality in war, but is armed and ready
to fight at any time the neutrality of her border is violated. If attempt
is made to starve country, Switzerland will fight.
BIG FIGHTING SOON IN EAST.
LONDON, January 29. Lull in west but great battle in east is
developing. Large detachments Germans join Austrian forces to regain
Carpathian passes and stem Russian invasion. Muscovites will with
draw from Bukowina and concentrate to hold Lemberg if full result
of movement is attained.
VERA CRUZ, January 29. Carranza troops have rcoccupied
Alexico City, was announced last night.
BELGIANS MUSTN'T TRY TO JOIN ALLIES.
BERLIN, January 29. Orders were issued today to shoot any
Belgian attempitng to cross border with intention to join allies.
NEXT BIG BATTLE A VITAL ONE.
LONDON, January 28. Both Russian and German strategists
place highest importance in battle now developing 100 miles front oi:
eastern side. Forces skirting Carpathians. If Germans succeed Rus
sian invasion of Hungary will be crippled.
RUSSIANS CLAIM ADVANCES.
PETROGRAD, January 28. Russian general staff today says Ger
man attack Wednesday in vicinity Bolinow successfully repulsed, though
some charges reached Russian trenches. Engagements in Galicia d .
veloping on large scale. Staff of Russian army in Caucasus reports
army renews offensive. Scries of costly attacks by Turks near Olti re
pulsed. Turk forces in Persia showing renewed activity.
JAPAN SAYS NOTHING ALARMING INTENDED.
TOKIO, January 28.- Foreign office says pending negotiations
contain nothing to disturb Chinese territorial integrity or conflict with
existing spheres of other powers.
POOR OMEN FOR GERMANS SAYS PARIS.
PARIS, January 28. Judging from dead, at Ypres, Craonne and
La Basse, German losses in last three days are 20,000. Kaiser's birth
day not much talisman for Germans. Every German attack failed
and every French attack progressed.
FISHERMEN ADRIFT IN NIAGARA.
BUFFALO, January 29. Breaking up of ice in Niagara River,
caught fishermen by surprise. Three hundred unable to reach land
carried away on several ice floes.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 29. American-Hawaiian Company
have ordered three new steamers.
ROCKEFELLER, JR., TALKS TO MOTHER JONES.
NEW YORK, January 28. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., after inter
viewing "Mother" Mary Jones, miners' friend, says he found her a
clear-headed woman. He will visit Colorado personally to investigate
conditions there and will do utmost for industrial peace.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN FINANCIAL HOLE.
WASHINGTON, January 28. Indications are that deficit in U.
S. Treasury is $100,000,000. Means government must abandon $24,000,
000 rivers and harbors improvements and $17,000,000 on rural free deli
very service. Necessitates sparing appropriations for army and navy
and will reduce income tax exemptions to those below $3000.
CANAL PARADE LIKELY POSTPONED.
WASHINGTON, January 28. Formal opening of Panama Canal
with battleship parade probably be postponed from March to July be
cause Goethals is unable to guarantee battleships able to pass. President
will arrive San Francisco by rail, instead of by battleship Oregon. Will
visit Canal later.