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WALLUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1915.
County Convention Pledges Its Candi
dates to Work For New System of
County Government Would Help
The Republican County Convention
of Maul, which met in the Walluku
armory on Thursday morning, finish
ed its business at 4:30 o'clock in the
afternoon and adjourned. It loll as a
result of Its labors, what is probably
the most radical platform ever framed
In tho Territory. The now county
A committee was chosen and a new exe
cutive committee elected.
The platform adopted Is published
in full In another column.
In seating the delegates, tho com
mittee on credentials found two claim
ants to the seat from the 20th (Pu
koo) precinct J. K. Kaupu and H. R.
Hitchcock, who It seems had each re
ceived ten votes at thelv precinct olub
election. The convent'on cut tho t
dli n knot by 1 iting both men.
There was general harmony
throughout the convention, the only
plank that met with opposition belli.
"tliM "Short ballot" planlc on which a
secret ballot was demanded, and
which carried by a vote of 22 for and
G against; one not voting.
Four precincts tho 1st, Lanal; 4th
Olowalu; 15th, Nahlku; and 18th, Kau
po did not have delegates at tho con
vention. Tho other delegates were:
2nd, Honolua, D. T. Fleming; 3rd,
Lahalnn, Geo. H. Dunn, Thos. Hussoy,
(proxy, L. Weinzheimer), Wm. Tf. Ka
luaklni, L. Weinzheimer; 5th, ,WIalu
ku, Wm. B. Bal, Geo. Weight, Geo. H.
Cummings, A. Enos, (absent) ; Cth,
Waihee, C. M. W. Kanui; 7th, Puu
nene, F. F. Baldwin, J, T. Fanlom,
Jno. Makahio, M. G. Pas.-hoal; 3th,
Kuiaha, E. O. Born; 9th, Ul'ipalakua,
Guy S. Goodness, 10th, Kula, Edgar
Morton; 11th, Makawao, L. von Temp
sky; 12th, Hamakuapoko, Tf. A- Bald
win, Joe Mitchell, J. M. Medeiros,
13th, Huelo, J. K. Puu; 14th, Koanae,
Horace Kekumu; 16th, Hana, It. A.
Drummond, C. A. Bailey; 17th, K'pa
hulu, John Kama!; 19th, Halawa, Bon
Kupihea, (proxy Goodness) ; 20th, Pu
koo, J. K. Kaupu and H. R. Hitch
cock; 21st, Kaunakakai, N. S. Pahupu,
(proxy H. R. Hitchcock).
Tho new County Committee con
sists of: L. Weinzheimer, 3rd. Lahal
na; H. 11. Penhallow, 5th, Walluku; C.
W. M. Kanul, Cth, Walheo; F. F. Bald
win, 7th, Puuneno; E. O. Born, 8th,
Kuiaha; G. S. Goodness, 9th, Ulupala
kua; Edgar Morton, 10th, Kula; L. von
Tempsky, 11th, Makawao; H. A. Bald
win, 12th, Hamakuapoko; J. K. Puu,
13th, Huelo; Horaco "Kekumu, 14tlv
Keanae; C. A. Bailey, 10th, Hana;
John Kajnal, 17th, Klpahulu; Ben Ku
pihea, 19th, Halawa; H. R. Hitchcock,
20lh, Pukoo; N. S. Pahupu, 21st, Kau
nakakai. The County Executive Committee
elected consists of: H. A. Baldwin,
chairman, F. F. Baldwin, vice-ckalr-
)nian; L. Weinzheimer, treasurer, H.
Ii "Utitchcock, L. von Tempsky, C. A.
Ba.ey, II. B. Penhallow.
Owing to tho fact that Charles Wil
cox is a candidato to succeed himself
as county auditor, he declined lo tako
tho secretaryship, except as assistant
to a secretary to bo named.
Tho convention on Thursday was
presided over by chairman F. F. Bald
win, while Chas. Wilcox acted as secretary.
NEW POSTOFFICE INSPECTOR.
T. J. Flavan, of Spokane, Wash.,
has been appointed postofllce inspec
tor for Hawaii, succeeding A. J.
Knight, who resigned some time ago
on account of ill health. The now
inspector is expected hero very short
ly. COUNTY FINANCES GOOD.
In submitting his anuual report,
Auditor Chas. Wilcox advised tho su
pervisor3 this week that tho cash bal
anco at tho close of 1914 was $53,'
988.50, against $34,129.29, at tho close
of 1913; and that the available cash
balanco was ?27,080, at tho end of last
year, against $14,061.08 for 1913.
Subject of Luncheon Meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce George
Webb Says Pleasant Things About
Maui and Makes Good Suggestions
From start to finish the Chamber
of Commerce luncheon on Thursday
afternoon was a tourist boosting pro
position. No other business was con
sidered from the reading of several
letters on the subjecto tho address of
George Webb, ofjtfic Players All-Star
Company, which concluded tho Inter
esting affair. Tho lunch was held In
the Maul Hotel, and there were fifty
members and visitors present.
Palmer P. Wood, who is negotiat
ing with the Hilo Board of Trado to
represent Hawaii County in Honolulu
as agent, wrote to President Frank
Baldwin offering his services for Maul
in tho same capacity. Tho letter was
teferred to W. O. Aiken and W. H.
Field for consideration.
A. H. Ford wrote tho Chamber ask
ing that rest houses and guide posits
be put In Haleakala crater, tho Kaupo
trail to bo improved, and a dozen or
more mules provided by the county
with pasture for samo near Ollnda,
for use of tourists going up the
mountain. This letter was referred
to the Haleakala rest house commit
The Hawaii Promotion Committee,
through its acting secretary, A. P.
Taylor, wrote for information concern
ing the Haleakala. and other trips. W.
O. Aiken was certain that tho pro
motion committeo has very full data
on the points mentioned. R. A. Wads
worth thought that somo agency or
person, not financially iritercsted
should be appointed to help tho tour
ists who arrive here. On motion of
5Ir. Lufkin a committeo consisting of
If. Lufkin, Will. J. Cooper, and L.
von Tempsky was appointed o
gather data In form of questions and
answers, which shall bp submitted to
tho Chamber at its next meeting for
approval, and afterwards printed for
D. H. Case stated that ho had of
fered' his services to the promotion
committeo to givo information to vis
itors who may be directed to him.
George Webb, tho guest ofhonor
at the luncheon, in a pleasant and ex
ceedingly complimentary Httlo ad
dress, emphasized tho importance of
advertising. Ho believed in thn plan
of having a representative in Hono
lulu. Ho urged that a schedule of
rates bo established for horses, auros,
and hotels, which shall be plainly an
nounced, and then strictly enforced.
Fluctuating prices, ho declared, hurt
any such undertaking by creating
soreness and suspicion of unfairness
Mr. Wbeb was flattering in his ref
erences to his personal experiences in
his three professional visits to Maui,
but ho declared that his experience
had becu that Maui or its attractions
arc not known to tho tourist.
GOOD PROGRESS ON P
Tho latest estimates of the Maul
Agricultural Company is for a yield
of 37,000 tons for th'n' year's ciop, or
between 3000 and 4000 tons woro than
last year. This coarpany a, a :il:eady
harvested about ll.lSuOtoiiF. Tho Ha
waiian Commercial & Sugar Com
pany has manufactured upwards of
20,000 tons and expects 'to harvest
56,000 tons for the season.
SCHOOL LOT TRANSFER MADE.
Governor PInkham has approved an
exchange deed between tbo territory
and tho trustees of James H. Ray
mond and Phoebe K. Raymond, tho
government giving a small tract of
land at Keonlolo, Maul, for a slight
ly larger tract at Ulupalakua, Maul
Big Profits In Transit.
It Is estimated that 8000 tons of
sugar on board tho Alaskan due to
reach tho eastern market today, will
have increased in valuo between
$150,000 and $175,000 during tho voyage.
Republican Platform of the County
ADOPTED BY THE CONVENTION HELD AT WAILUKU,
FEBRUARY 11th, 1915.
The Republican Party of the County of Maui by its representatives
assembled in Convention, reasserts
ciples of the National Republican
people, by the people and for the
We approve of and endorse the
as adopted by the Convention held July 13, 1914, at Honolulu, and es
pecially the portions of same favoring a permanent settlement on the
former Queen Liliuokalani ; liberal
schools; the employment of citizen labor upon Federal work; the safe
guarding of the public health, including liberal support to the Leper
Settlement, and government aid to
of tuberculosis; and the rendering
Efficient County Government Promised.
We pledge our candidates for County offices, if elected, to conduct
tl.e government of the County honestly, and economically, and for the
best good of the greatest number of
- We furthermore believe in, and pledge our County candidates, if
elected, to support the following local measures :
Aid For Homesteaders Urged.
Realizing that the success of the homesteads of the Haiku district
depend absolutely on the construction of macadam roads, and that the
lands of the said homesteaders will be-increased in value, by the con
struction of the said macadam roads, we favor an appropriation of
fifty thousand dollars, by the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii, for
the immediate construction of the same.
Want Kihci To Have Good Roads Also.
Wc also favor an appropriation of fifteen thousand dollars by the
legislature of the Territory of Hawaii for the construction of a wagon
road through the Kihci homesteads.
Co-Operative Laiv Favored.
We favor a law providing for co-operative corporations to be
drawn up along the lines followed by similar laws in force in many of
Favors Land Banks and Other Aids.to Farmers.
We favor a law providing for government assistance, by loans or
otherwise, in the erection of canneries, creameries or other manufactur
ing plants, for such groups of homesteaders as may wish to manufacture
thier own products.
We favor a law providing for the creation of a land bank, fashioned
on the principles of European land banks, by which farmers may secure
long time loans at reasonable rates of interest.
Wants County Manager Plan For Maui.
We hereby express our belief that the best interests of the County
of Maui will be served by the discontinuance of the election of the
Chairman and Executive Officer of the board of supervisors as such.
We advocate the election by the board of their own Chairman, who
shall recieve the same salary as the other members of the board, and
that the board should employ a manager who shall have charge of the
affairs of the County under their jurisdiction, but subject to the super
vision of the board, and in accordance with their instructions, and wc
request our members of the legislature to use their best endeavors to
secure the passage of an amendment to the County Act as affecting this
County prior to the approaching .County Election, so that this change
shall apply to the next board of supervisors.
Short Ballot, Recall,' and Non-Partisan Primary.
We believe that it would result greatly to the advantage of this
County if the present form of County government were replaced by the
Short Ballot or Commission Form, such as is taking the place of the
older form of municipal governments in many of the cities of the main
land, safeguarded by the initiative, referendum, recall and non-partisan
primary similar to the "Des Moines Plan". This wc feel confident would
greatly lessen the confusion and contention at election times, and would
provide a far more responsible form of government, and we desire our
legislators to secure the enactment of a law at the coming session of
th elegislature that will put into force this system of government for
the County of Maui in 1917.
Seven Supervisors Instead of Five.
We believe that the number of the members of the board of super
visors should be increased from the present number of-fivc to seven
members. Five of said supervisors
and the other two to be elected at
visors to elect one of their number to serve as Chairman of said board,
and this change shall be made so as to have its effect in the year 1917.
DOES TWO MEN'S WORK
WANTS TWO SALARIES.
D. K. Wallehua, district magistrato
of Hana, has written tho board of su
pervisors asking that his salary bo
raised from $50 to $80 per month. J.
K. Pllmanu, tho district magistrato at
Kipahulu, who gets $30 per month,
has beert unablo to perform his lu
ties for somo timo past on account of
illness, and Judge Wallehua thinks
ho should liavo tho salaries of both,
Inasmuch as he Is doing all tho work.
Tho matter was referred to the leg
its steadfast allegiance to the prin
Party, and to government of the
Republican Territorial Platform,
financial support of the public
the work of preventing the spread
of assistance to homeilcading pro
to be elected one from each district
large. The said board of super
WILL STUDY COST OF MULE
Because tho cost of feeding six
mules on Molokal for tho month of
January amounted to $70.79, wljlo
tho county has paid $78 for keeping
thrco mules a llko period at Haiku,
tho supervisors decided to havo an
analysis mado of tho cost of main
tainlng such stock. It will bo the ob
Ject to dotermlno just what a mule's
feed should cost, and tho dlsti 1 t
overseers will then bo required to
keep within this figure in making re
But Reports of Outcome
Not Check Fighting China and Japan
May Soon Be at War.
HONOLULU, Feb. 12.Sugar, $94.10.
FRENCH PUSHING INTO ALSACE.
GENEVA, February 12. Upper Alsace again scene of big fray
and carnage. French driving onward to the Rhein along front from
Burnhenn to Stcnnheim on gigantic scale.
German families leaving Mulhausen as result of advance of French
to get out of range of guns.
THE HAGUE. February 12.
States against action of Germany in
Americas minister here, and Dutch minister at Luxemborg. If appeal
cabled by Van Dyke is acted upon it will be sent to Berlin. Van Dyke
says he cannot get his letters delivered.
SAN ANTONIO, February 12. Fierra, who attempted to assas
sinate Villa, tried by court and executed. Spanish minister to Mexico
has been expelled by Carranza.
TOKIO, February 12. China much aroused by demands of Japa
nese. Situation believed to be acute.
PEKING, February 11. Dr. Sun Yet Sen is pardoned.
PARIS, February 11. Serious fighting taking place in vicinity of
Marie Thercse earth works in Argonne. Enemy's losses considerable.
Wc have retained all- our positions. -
BERLIN, February 11. Germans have gained ground and cap
tured six officers, 317 men with cannon and machine guns. Results
East Prussia entirely satisfactory.
SAINT OMER, February 11. French have captured hill of Notre
Dame de Lorrette, dominating entire region fiercely disputed for
weeks. British captured two trenches Sunday.
LONDON, February 11. Balkan situation rapidly crystalizing.
Bulgaria will soon receive large German loan; and Austria said to be
massing large number of troops to invade Roumania.
AMSTERDAM, February 11. German ministry is considering
new war loan of billion and a quarter.
LONDON, February 11. It is said Kaiser is sorely depressed over
great losses in war. He is in Berlin for conference.
PARIS, February 11. Germans have retired from Lodz. Stores
and offices of commissariat moved to Kalicz.
ESSEN, February 11. Military authorities are supplying prison
ers of war to work here to relieve acute labor shortage in mines.
Haiku Fruit & Packing Company Holds
Annual Meeting and Reports Loss on
Year's Business-Better Outlook For
Tho Haiku Fruit & Packing Com
pany held its annual meeting last Sat
urday morning and elected ofllcers for
tho present year. Tho only change In
the dlrectoiato was tho election of
It. C. Walker and A. L. Castlo on tho
board lu placo of II. A. Baldwin nnd
D. C. Lindsay. The directors re-elected
aro H. M. von Holt, L. E. Arnold,
and It. S. West. Tho ofllcers of tho
company a:o W. A. Baldwin, pres
ident and manager; J. D. Dole, vice
president; and J. W. Olesen, secretary-treasurer.
Owing to high cost of production
duo largely to tho Inordinately wot
season, and tho losses caused thoro
by; as well as by tho low prlco at
which the pack sold for, tho company
suffered a loss for tho year. Tho out
look for the coming season is, how
ever, believed to bo better. It Is like
ly that tho company will pack about
250,000 cases in 1915, against some
thing over 200,000 last seapon. No
material changes aro contemplated in
the factory, it Is said, Tho oponlng
of the Amorlcan Can Company's plant
at Haiku, which will supply (he cans
needed this season, is expected to
make a material saving in cost over
ConflictAwful Cold Does
Vierorous protest filed by United
cutting off diplomatic relations of
Order From Washington Transfer
ring Business to Pauwela Sur
priseProtest to he1 Made
Politics Blamed For Change.
The postoflico at Haiku has been
abolished. Word to this effect was
received last Saturday by postmaster
James Lindsay In an orderfrom
Washington. After this weekrill tho
business of tho ofllco will ytrhsndled
by tho Pauwela postoa'ce,' of vhlch
Nelson Koloa Is postmaster.
Tho order from Washington was tho
first intimation that any such step
was intended, nnd a great deal ol dis
satisfaction is tho resuU. A move
ment Is now on foot to have the otilco
restored. It had been thn Intention
to movo tho Haiku office flora Its
presont location in Mr. Lindsay's res
ldonco to near tho Haiku station, and
the Kahulul Rallioad had already tak
en steps to build a building for use
of the offlce. Prom tho fact that tho
community was not consulted in tho
matter, politics aro credited with be
ing tho causo of tho new ordei
NITRATE VESSEL ARRIVES.
Tho barkentlno James Tuft, fifty
days out of a Chili port with nitrates, '
reached Kahulul Thursday morning
with fortilUur for tho local planta
tions. Sho wng fumigated before be
ing givon a berth in tho harbor.