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WAILUKU, MAUI CO., HAWAII. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1917.
REPUBLICANS OF MAUI
ADOPT GOOD PLATFORM
Turn Down Reactionary Proposals Primary Law
Upheld No Change In Electing Supervisors
Clean, Business-Like Convention
With half a dozen planks vigorously debated, but without any un
pleasant wrangling or loss of time, the Maui county republican platform
convention met yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, and before 5 o'clock
had drafted and adopted a platform that should go far towards confirm
ing the confidence of the people in the republican party of Maui County.
The convention upon meeting chose as temporary chairman, D. C.
Lindsay, who presided in masterly manner. Charles Wilcox was elect
ed temporary secretaryand he also translated the motions to be voted
upon for the benefit of Hawaiian delegates, although this was scarcely
A platform committee was appointed consisting of W. F. Pogue,
D. T. Fleming, P. J. Goodness, Philip Pali, E. K. Duvauchelle, R. A.
Drummond, andV. I. Wells. The convention then took up various pro
posed planks for discussion, disposing of them one after the other, to be
embodied'in a draft of the platform which was made during the noon re
cess. Primary Law Upheld
Proposal to do away with the primary law in favor of the old
party convention system of nominating candidates, met with little sym
pathy, and was soon voted down. The same fate awaited the plan sug
gested of reverting to the plan of electing supervisors by districts instead
of at large. The idea of the supervisors' electing their own chairman
didn't meet with approval either, nor did Pogue's idea for 4-year terms,
with a recall feature find favor. It was finally voted to let the law
stand as it now is.
Court To Appoint Magistrates
The convention did not take kindly to the idea of the district magis
trates being appointed by the supervisors, although Supervisor Drum
mond and Senator H. A. Baldwin spoke in favor of the plan. S. A. Ka
lama and F. F. Baldwin favored leaving the appointing power in the
hands of the governor, where it is at present, while Enos Vincent, W. F.
Pogue, and A. F. Tavares spoke in favor of these appointments being
made by the supreme court on nomination by the chif justice. This
was the plan that met general favor, and was adopted.
Split On Time Of Elections
The platform committee split on the proposition of holding the
county elections at the same tim'e as the territorial elections, Pogue and
Goodness making a minority report against the plan, on the ground that
it would prove confusing to voters and the county would suffer as a con
sequence. The convention accepted this view of the matter and adopted
the minority report.
Following is the platform as finally approved and adopted:
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New Food Supply
In Canna Tubers
Fxperiment Station Points To Possi
bilities Of Edible Variety Ten
Times Yield Of Potatoes
It has been founcf that the edible
canna can bo uBed as a substitute for
potatoes. It will grow In any door
-yard or garden as an ornamental plant
until you need it for food. It has
yielded at the United States experi
ment station here at the rate of thirty
one tons per acre, or ten times the
yield obtained from the adjoining plot
'of potatoes. For the small farmer it
is of value as a feed for hogs and it
has been found impossible to obtain
enough of the tubers to supply the
demand of the potential hog growers.
It is felt, however, that its value
as a human food in case of a shortage
of food supplies by the Islands being
cut off from the mainland should re
ceive emphas'.s at this time. With this
in mind the United States experiment
station has obtained a quantUyof the
tubers especially for the individuals
who have door yard or garden space
available for a small clump of the
I The plant grows about six feet high
and has scarlet flowers. The tubers
form at the base of the stem just be
low the surface of the ground. It Is
expected that most of the trial lots
will be placed in Honolulu but the
station will gladly send free a trial
tuber for planting to any applicant
in the Islands as long as the supply
lasts. Application may be made in
person, by phoning 1630 or by letter.
If by letter, the character of the soil
location of the prospective planting
and name of owner of the land should
be given for purposes of record.
The edible canna is not a new crop,
It having been brought In from Trini
dad by the station ten or twelve years
ago while J. G. Smith was director. It
has continued to make good and as
there is now a sufficient supply of the
tubers available, it is thought desir
able to extend its culture as a prepar
Geo. Weight After
Sam Kalama's Job
Garcia Would Also Nose Kaae Out
Of County Clerkship Many Candi
dates In Race
Interest In county politics Is begin
ning to warm up, and although the
list of candidates for the various coun
ty offices does not close till St. Pat
rick's day, a number of the martyrs
to their county's cause have already
got their hats into the ring.
So far as is known all of the present
county officers are candidates to suc
ceed themselves, though Supervisor
urummond, of Hana, and County
Clerk Kaae are the only ones who
have definitely said so. Drummond
has taken out his nomination papers.
and Kaae will make his own out later
Kaae, by the way, is to have opposi
tion for his snug clerkship berth this
year, Antone Garcia having announc
ed himself to this effect. Garcia is
at present water works superintendent
Several more candidates appeared
today. George Weight Is one of these
and he wants Sam Kalama's job as
chairman of the board.
Guy S. Goodness, formerly district
magistrate of Makawgfo, J. W. Kalua,
former circuit court Judge, and
Charles Lake, who was defeated two
years ago for re-election, are all avow
ed candidates for the supervisors
E. R. Bevlns, county attorney, Clem
Crowell, sheriff; Charles Wilcox, audi
tor; and L. M. Baldwin, treasurer,
have all taken out their nomination
papers for re-election to their respeC'
WEIGHT In Wailuku, on Saturday,
February 3. to Mr. and Mrs. George
N. Weight, a daughter.
COCKETT At Waikapu, Wednesday,
February 14, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Cockett , a daughter.
No 1917 County Fair
Is Again Proposed
Livestock Men Would Now Turn Efforts
To Big Honolulu Fair This Year
Big Meeting To Be Called
Aeain it looks nn thnneh Maul will
not have a county fair th'a year. At
least this appears p.ow to be the senti
ment of the snprinl pnmmlttpp nnnnint.
ed some weeks ayo to look into the
matter or ways ana means for the
next big event. This committee will
make its reDort to thp ppnprnl fair
committee at a meeting to be called
on Monday, f eDruary ZG, at which
time the public of Maui will also be
invited to be present to take definite
action on the matter.
It will be remembered that at the
last meeting of the general committee
held a month ago the live stock men
of the county, headed by Harold R-'ce
made such a strong stand against the
suggested postponement of the fair
till 1918, that it was virtually decided
to get busy with preparations for the
1917 fair at once, and a special com
mittee was accordingly appointed to
go into the matter in detail. At a
meetiner of thin nnocfnl nnmmittoo halH
last Monday afternoon, Mr. Rice, one
oi me memDers, stated that in view
of the fact that a big territorial fair
in Honolulu is proposed for next fall,
and that the Hilo eniintv fair la tn ha
postponed for a year on account of it.
ne now lavors talking similar action.
Rice, who recently returned from a
business trio to Hawaii ntatori fni-th nr
that the Parker Ranch is bending all
Its energies towards making a success
of the territorial fair this year and he
believes the slnrVmcti nt uoni ei,aij
do the same.
Permanent Organization Advocated
ai tne meeting to be held a week
from Mondav. It In nrnhnhlo that
steps will be taken looking to the
forming of an association to handle
future fairs on Maul. This is the re
commendation of the special commu
te. The report savs in Dart:
"The DrinciDal nhlentn nf tha A a.
sociation shall be to unite the many
diversified interests throughout the
Countv . with a vl
developing the agricultural, mechanic
al, manuractunng, educational, indust
.. i i . . . .
iiaia miu social interests or the com
munity in which wb II
particularly, in so far as concerns
farming interests, to stimulate friend
ly rivalry in the many rilvisinna v,n..
of such as agricultural products, horti
culture, floriculture, liveatnnb
dairy products, bee culture, and dom-
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Begins Next Week
The teachers ABunniatlnn nf uiant
County, at a recent mpeHno- mtnnuH
resolutions to bring before the legis
lature petitioning that their salaries
be generally increased in amount
commensurate with thn InrrpnaeH mi
of living In the past few years. The
communication, it is stated, was sent
to the department of public instruct
tion for approval.
A Committee of the tpnrhpra annia
time ago began the preparation of
statistics snowing the increase in
various household commodities in the
Islands durintr the nnst t pn vpnra Tt
is under stood that, the Maui teachers
are acting in cooperation with teach
ers in the other parts of the territory.
Teachers Want More Pay
Ask Boards Approval
The legislature meets in Honolulu
next week for its bi ennial session of
60 days. MoBt of the Maui members
will go down tonight or tomorrow in
order to get on to the ropes a little
before sessions open. Maui's delega
tion this term consists of Senators,
H. A. Baldwin. G. P. Cooke, W. T.
Robinson; Representatives, John
Brown, Levi Joseph, M. G. Paschoal,
A. F. Tavares, Ed. Waiaholo, and J. J.
MASONS BANQUET TWO
At a beautifully appointed banquet
served at the Maul Hotel on last Sat
urday evening, some 50 members of
Lodge Maui, No., 984. A. F. & A. M..
tendered their regards, and said fare
well to two of their members, J. J.
Correl and W. Leslie WeBt, both of
whom leave very soon for the main
land to make their future homes. The
affair was a very pleasant one, despite
the fact that Us inspiration was the
cause of mutual regret.
WRONG WAY TO COLLECT BILL
When .Ah Chong tried to collect a
bill of 17.25 from Agipito, a Filipino,
on lower Market street, last Monday,
the alleged debtor took umbrage at
the means employed and landed a
few body blows on the Chinese. In
police court he pleaded guUty to a
charge of assault and battery, and
was firmed J0.
Kona Gale Hits Maui
Rain Beneficial To Crops Small
Craft Have Rough Time Kula
Potatoes Injured By Wind
For about fifteen minutes the gale
on Tupsduyevp'iingblpw at the rate of
forty-six miles per hour, according to
the self registering instruments Ft the
Ha'ku sub station of the Hawaii ex
periment station. For half an hour
or more the wind did not fall below
thirty-five miles per hour.
In spite of the severity of the breeze,
which came out of the south and was
especially severe in the Lahalna, Ko
na, and central Maui sect'ions, no
single instance of very heavy damage
has been reported, though in the ag
gregate it has. probably been costly.
The potato crop of Kula, which was
in very promising condition, is report
ed to have been very badly damaged
from the tops being whipped down by
the wind. A twenty -five-foot bridge in
the Kula section is also reported to
have been blown from its piers.
Baldwin' Launch Damaged
Senator H. A. Baldwin's launch Alb
ers, which was at anchor at Kihei,
dragged her moorings and was piled
high upon the beach. One of the
bilge keels is reported to have been
partly torn off, and other damage
sustained. The fact that the beach is
smooth and sandy at that point ac
counts for the fact that the little craft
was not destroyed. Senator Geo. P.
Cooke's fishing launch and a number
of other small craft, which had been
anchored oft the new fishing lodge at
Kihei, managed to put to sea and
escaped the piltkia of the Albers.
Rough At Lahalna
The sea was so rough at Lahalna
during Tuesday afternoon and night
that neither the Mauna Loa nor the
Mikahala were able to put their mail
ashore. The Mikahala returned the
following day and made a landing, but
the Mauna Loa s mall was carrieil
through to Hawaii and is not expected
back Jill tonight.
Rain Was Welcome
A several weeks drought was brok
en by the heavy rain which accom
panied the storm, and was generally
welcomed by agriculturists. Through
central Maui from one" and a half to
two inches of rain fell.
A brilliant display of lightning ac
companied the storm on Tuesday
night, particularly in the west Maui
Eugene Murphy Sues
Maui News For $20,000
Suit han hppn filled in the first
circuit court, Honolulu, by Eugene
Murphy against The Maul Publishing
Company, for $20,000 damages, ac
cording to the Star-Bulletin. The suit
has boen brought through Andrews
and Pittman. Murphy's attorney. It
is understood that Murpfty claims ne
ur iihpiari tn thp amount named
through tho publication in the Maui
News, last week or tne iacts oi tne
filing in the second circuit court of
prtnin si ffwln vita hv Kealakna. a form
er client of his, which reflect upon his
professional reputation. Murphy
says that the amaavits are iaise nnu
thrjt thp Maul Kpwh has libeled him in
mentioning the fact that they were
Hana Magistrate Is Fined
For Assault And Battery
Howard E. Palakiko, district mag
istrate for the Hana district, and his
brother, David Palakiko, who were be
ing tried in the Wailuku district court
as the Maul News went to press last
Friday, on a charge of assault and
battery, were found guilty and each
fined $15, by Judge McKay. They
gave notice of Intention to appeal the
As, before explained, the Palak'ko
brothers had had a dispute with Mrs.
Kokookalanl over the ownership of a
piece of land, and in the attempt to
exercise their claim they cut some
bananas on the place and used physic
al force against the holder of the prop
erty when she attempted to prevent
them. The case has exited a great
amount of interest in the Hana dis
trict, and a good deal of feeling is said
to have resulted from the pilikia.
Bad Boys At Ball Park
Must Watch For Harvest
J. Harvest has been made a special
policeman and been given the custody
of the Wailuku base ball park, at the
instance of the board of supervisors.
Various petty depredations by boys in
the neighborhood were the occasion
for the reed of a caretaker for tho
property. Harvest was instructed to
arrest the boys ho have been caus
ing the mischief, if neceesaty.
RELEASE OF AMERICAN
Little Change In International Situation During
Week Gerard Enroute Home Bernstorff
Leaves Raids On Mexican Border Begin Afresh
BERLIN, Feb. 16 Admiralty announces 72 American sailors
brought in by Yarrowdale will be liberated immediately.
HONOLULU, February 16 Report democrats may seek to enjoin
legislature as being improperly constituted on account of failure to make
Johnson beats Strachan.
RIO JANEIRO, February 15 British cruiser arrived here reports
naval battle at Fernando de Noronho, with three Geman raiders. One
is believed to have been the German cruiser Vineta. One raider was
seen to sink and otlfer two escaped. Amethyst was slightly injured.
Had one killed and four wounded.
COPENHAGEN, February 16 Warrant Officer Hardy, of the U.
S. gunboat Scorpion, stationed at Constantinople, tells story of indignit
ies suffered at hands of Germans. He took train for Germany wearing
U. Si uniform, was taken from train enroute three times. Reached
Dresden and was thrown into jail three days. Was taken to Berlin and
ligidly questioned by secret service. Was subjected to washing in acids
in effort to detect communications supposed to be written on his body,
lie was finally released.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, February 16 2000 laborers on sugar
plantations have stopped work, demanding $1 per day of eight hours.
INDIANAPOLIS, February 16 United States grand jury return
ed 166 indictments for corruption in election. Both democrats and
republicans are involved. Eleven leaders surrendered yesterday to
LONDON, February 16 Lansing has ordered Baltimore Marine
Exchange to stop reporting vessels passing cape.
EL PASO, February 16 Three American cowboys' murdered,
stripped, and bodies mutilated. Were found near Hachita yesterday.
Two others also believed murdered. Villista gang raided Hearst Ranch
at Babricoco, killed two Mexicans, and completely looted the place.
AMSTERDAM, February 16 Kaiser addressed an order to the
navy that he is confident submarine campaign will be successful.
HONOLULU, February 15 Harbor board holds special meeting
tonight. Loan fund budget for $1,000,000. Consideration Kahului
and Lahaina. Doubtful tonight whether Hilo matters will be consider
ed. Whitney to return to office on 21st.
LONDON, February 15 British steamer Cecilia sunk. Crew land
ed. Germany will concede damages to Peru. Investigation shows
breach of neutrality in sinking of the bark Law.
NEW YORK, February 15 Captain of Law cables agents. "Law
was destroyed by Austrian submarine. Crew saved."
PARIS, February 15 Gerard and party arrived this morning.
BERLIN, February 15 Teutons stormed Russian front for 600
yards, destroyed trenches and then withdrew. Between Serre on Som-
me advanced positions were given up, according to orders. Seven ent
ente aeroplanes destroyed.
WASHINGTON, February 15 American minister to Belgium at
Brussels has been requested to lower American flag over the legation.
Officials say Germany is within her rights.
NEW YORK, February 15 Leak hearing suspended in view of
serious international situation.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 15 University of California ac
cepts invitation of Keio University to play ball game in Japan this
EL PASO, February 15 Two Americans believed to be killed by
band of bandits which raided Lands ranch on the American side of the
border. Fifty cowboys formed posse and crossed line in effort to rescue
SAN FRANCISCO, February 15 Phantom land, lured Schooner ,
Kona to grave near Kangeroo island, Australia, according to advise to
owners. Schooner Marston had narrow escape from same cause.
WIRELESS MARKET QUOTATIONS
SESSION 10:30 A. M. February 15,1917.
Sugar Price at N. Y. 96 degrees....
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co
McBryde Sugar Company
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company.., ,
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company ,
Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company.
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company...
Kngels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7 per cent Pfd.)
Hilo Railway (Common)