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THE REPUBLICANS NAME
THEIR COUNTY TICKETS
The Republican County Convention Convene and De
termine on Strong Ticket Sheriff Searle Is Unani
mous Choice of Body Other Officers Named
Carter Endorsement Fails of Passage.
As usunl in politics
The utmost harmony prevailed
throughout the proceedings of the
Republican county convention held
nt the Ililo Armory last Thursday.
Except for two or ihree incidents
which aroused only a temporary
interest, the convention would have
been n very tame affair.
The convention hall was decorat
ed with flags and sti earners and a
profusion of bunting. A platform
had been erected on one side of the
hall and the delegates were seated
in rf semi-circle, a space being re
set veil in the icarfor the public. Iiy
io:oo o'clock Thursday morning,
all of the delegates were in their
seals, when Chairman W. II. lleers
of the Republican District Commit
tee called the convention to order.
1'rnyer was offered by Rev. Z. Mn
haiula, after which Mr. llccrs' read
the call for the convention issued
by the Republican Territorial Com
mittee, R, A. Lyman, Jr., acting as
Henry J. Lyman moved that the
convention proceed to elect tempo
rary officers, which was carried, and
thereupon he placed in nomination
K. K. Oldiiif; of Kohala as tempo
rary chairman. Mr. Olding was
unanimously elected and Andrews,
Schwallie and Rosa escorted him to
the chair. J. K. Dillon of l'cpee
kco was unanimously selected as
temporary secretary, and the North
llilo twins, Albert Homer and W.
G. Walker, escorted him to the
platform. John II. Wise of Wai
inea was chosen as interpreter.
Chairman Olding proceeded to
call for the appointment of a Com
mittee on Credentials, one member
to be unuied Iiy each district. The
Committee on Credentials was as
follows: Puna, T. K. Cook; Ililo,
M. S. 1'acheco; North Ililo, W.
G. Walker: Ilamakua, David
Forbes; North Kohala, H. A. Era
ser; South Kohala, J. II. Wise;
North Kona, II. II. Renion; South
Kona, W. Merseberg; and Kan,
Dr. W. A. Schwallie.
The Committee on Credentials
occupied more tlmu an hour
in passing upon the qualifications
of the various delegates. The
"lighting seventh" precinct of Knu
was represented by two delegations:
the regulars, headed by Dr. L. S.
Thompson, and the contesting dele
gation, represented by C. II. White,
both of whom were given a hearing
by the Committee. Upon recon
vening K. A. Fraser reported that
the Committee had found all cre
dentials to be in order and had ar
rived at an amicable .settlement re
garding the contest from Knu.
Two of the regular delegates, I.. S.
Thompson and Y. K. Kaapa, were
seated, and C. II. White of the op
posing delegation was recognized.
None of the Kona delegation
were present and proxies were re
potted as follows: J. K. Kaiwi,
(II. J. Lyman); S. Kalilikaue, (W.
G. KaihenuO; H. M. Nihoa, (J.T.
Moir); J. Mnguire, (R. A. Lyman,
Jr.); J. N. Koomoa, (Chas. Akau);
J. K. Keliihon, (L. A. Andrews);
J. K. Kacleinakule, (Geo. Kaihe
nui); J. K. Nahnle, (K. A. I'raser);
T. P. Kamauolia, (J. II. Wise);
W. Katiiauolm, (T. K. Cook); R.
Wiissinan. (II. II. Kenton); T. C.
White, (IJ. K. Olding); II. Kawe
hiwehi, (J. Hind); J. K. Kneo, (J.
G. Louis); W. J. Wright, (W.
Merseberg); II. J. Aim, (Iv. Qiiitin);
IJ. L. Kaauaana, (F. W. Carter);
D. Kaupiko, (J. W. Kaiwi); Y. K.
Kaapa, (L. S. Thompson); J.
Ika.ika Abu, (Dr. W. A. Schwallie).
After a roll call Chairman Olding
proceeded to appoint a Committee
on Rules, as follows:
Puna, II. J. Lyman; Ililo, W. II.
Hects; North Hilo, Jas. Mattoon;
Ilnuiiiktta, Albert Hornet; North
Kohala, II. II. Kenton; South Ko-!
Mialn, F. W. Caiter; North Kona,
K. A. Fraser; South Kona, W.
Merseberg; Kau, C. II. White.
The lollowing Committee on Pint
form was appointed: Puna, G. D.
Stipe; Hilo, G. F. Affonso; North
Hilo, K. K. Simmons; Hnmnkua,
D. Forbes; North Kohala, John
Hind; South Kohala, J. W. Kawai;
North Kona, Dr. W. A. Schwallie;
South Kona, J. T. Moir; Kau, Dr.
L. S. Thompson.
As the noon hour had nnivetl
adjournment was taken until i
o clock, nut it was just 2 p. m.
when Chairman Olding called the
convention to order.
The committee nppointed to
draft rules mid regulations for the
governing of the convention report
ed after due deliberation, as follows:
First: The customary rules of
procedure shall govern the delib
erations of this convention.
Second: All balloting shall be
by viva vece unless otherwise or
dered. Third: The order of business
A. Election of permanent offi
cers, chairman, secretary nnd in
terpreter. H. Report of the Committee on
C. Nominations of county offi
cials, as follows: sheriff, county
clerk, nuditor, county nttorncy
D. Recess fir the purpose of
selecting, under the rules of the re
publican party, supervisors and
IS. Selection of County Commit
tee, according to the rules and reg
ulations of the Republican party,
on nomination of each precinct
Fourth. Miscellaneous business.
Upon the ndoption of the report,
II. J. Lyman moved that the tem
porary oflicers be made the perma
nent organization, which was sec
onded by Mnttoon and passed unan
imously. On assuming the chair, Chair
man Olding thanked the conven
tion in the following remarks:
"GuntleiiiL'ii, I wish to thank you for
the honor conferred himjii me in naming
me ns chairman of this convention.
feel that I am not very competent to
carry out the business of this meeting, as
I am of a Imshful and retiring disposition.
I am not up in parliamentary rules, and
if any ijucstiou comes up for decision by
the ch.iir I will ask your forbearance
toward my shortcomings in this partic
ular. With the co-operation of yourselves
I shall endeavor to facilitate the business
of this convention ami trust that our de
liberations may be marked with feelings
of harmony and friendship. I hope that
this convention may nominate men who
are staunch republicans, who arc honest
and who can be looked up to if elected
county officers. We are given county
government for the first time and we
want to demonstrate to the world that we
are capable of administering a govern
ment of the people, for the people and by
the people. Again I thuiik you."
Chairman Olding expressed re
gret that none of the delegates from
Kona were able to be present owing
to the great distance necessary for
them to travel to come to Hilo. He
expressed the hope that the County
Act might be modified, permitting
the holding of meetings of the Hoard
of Supervisors quarterly instead of
monthly as now provided. Later
on in the convention n resolution to
this effect was introduced by F. W.
Carter on behalf of the Kona dele
gates. Dr. W. A. Schwallie en
dorsed the adoption of the resolu
tion. J. T. Moir from the Committee
on Platform read the platform
drafted by the committee, which
aroused a protest from Kohala be
cause of the absence of any mention
of Governor Carter's administra
tion. A IS. Frnser apparently was
unaware that it had required consul
erableeffortiu committee to keep out
of the platform a resolution of ecu-
sure of Caiter for his pronounced
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wit jvttfjiav .mi,q iJMUwrni imA, Hawaii, 'jwuay, mav
I opposition to Ihc couillv int.
I When Clinir nihil Molrfiuls'hcd lead
'lug the repott, Mr. FrrNer moved
nu nmeudinent carrying hit endorse
ment of the Carter administration.
e move was 111 advised, for n vote
on the amendment showed the tem
per of the convention, the Carter
endorsement receiving only six
votes. The platform was then
ndoplcd, ns follows:
The Republican Party of the County of
Hnuiili, in convention nisetnhled this
i8th day of Mny, A. I). 1905, in the city
of Ililo, County of Hawaii, hereby de
clares lis allegiance to the principles nnd
trndltions of the Republican Parly of the
Wc hereby endorse the wIfc and patri
otic administration of President Roose
velt. Wc heartily endorse the Hon. J. K.
Kalauiaunolc, our Delegate to Congress,
and appreciate all his endeavors in secur
ing appropriations for the Territory and
the welfare of the same.
We heartily endorse the action of the
Legislature in passing the County Act.
We recommend the employment of
cilicu labor on all public works within
the County of Hawaii.
The Republicans of the Count of Ha
waii stand for the equality of labor and
capital and reiterate the principles estab
lished by the cittrcu labor law enacted by
the Republican legislature and so hon
estly upheld by the Territorial executive,
requiring that all labor on public works
shall be performed by citizens of the
'We reiterate our adherence to the prin
ciples of decentralization of power.
We believe in the disposal of public
laud to bona fide settlers on the most
Wc advocate the principles of the best
education for the youth of the Territory
in the public schools in order that they
may become good citizens and Intelligent
Wc further advocate liberal appropria
tions for the permanent improvement of
school houses, thus providing for the
proper accommodation of the scholars.
Wc further advocote the employment
of the best educators at n commensurate
Wc oppose nil trusts and tnnuopotiia
nnd nil combinations tending to control
supplies nud prices.
Wc stand for the administration of
county government by honest nud capable
Nominations were then called for
for Sheiiff, and Dr. W. A. Schwallie
of Kau was recognized. In present
ing the name of John C. Searle the
speaker referred to him as a man
who is "honest, capnble and popu
lar, and has nil the qualifications
for the office by actual experience,
which should elect him." This was
received with applause, and An
drews on behalf of the Hilo precinct
seconded the nomination. Stipe of
Olaa and Kaihenui of Waiakca also
endorsed Sheriff Searle. Albert
Horner moved to make the nomi
nation unanimous, which carried
with a will. On being called to
the platform Sheriff Searle thanked
the delegates for the honor and
assured his friends that if elected
he would conduct the duties of his
office faithfully and impartially, re
gardless of color or nationality.
For County Clerk, F. W. Carter
on behalf of Delegnte Koomoa of
Knilua, whose proxy he held, pre
sented the name of Sam K. Pua,
which was seconded by Jock Mc
Guire of Waiakea. The vote for
Mr. Pua for County Clerk was
For the position of Auditor, Ftir
tado of Hamaktia nominated John
11. Wise of Waimea, whom he
described as a ' 'strayed sheep' ' who
hnd been on both sides of the fence,
but who was now a good republi
can. Jjotn Henry J. Lyman and
K. A. Lyman, Jr., seconded the
nomination. On a suggestion from
the clinir, the nomination was made
unanimous. Mr. Wise responded
in a happy style, acknowledging
his waywardness and stating that
up to two yenrs ngo he thought he
wns on the right trnck, but he had
discovered his mistake after butting
against the republican stone wall,
and now he declared his complete
conversion to republicanism. To
show his loyalty, he said he had
been in the party two years nud
had served in two conventions.
He came to the convention not
seeking honors, but was persuaded
to accept the nomination. He said
justice nnd right would be his
motto if he were elected Auditor,
which with the support of the re
publicnns, he felt confident of.
For County Attorney, G. F.
Affonso put forward the name of
W. 9. Wise, whom hi eulogized ns
(i.iuiin pre-eminently qualified To;
the position. Moir .seconded th !
nomination and on motion of Hor
ner, the vote was made unanimous.
Mr. Wise wns sent for nnd in n
short speech thanked the conven
tion for the honor conferred upon
him. His reference to the County
of Hawaii ns the best county within
the Territory called forth n round
of npplnusc. He promised to do all
in his power from now until the
election 011 June 20th to bring about
republican success, which could be
accomplished with the united sup-
P" of nil republicans, permitting
no petty differences to mnr the har
mony. His remarks were warmly
When tiic nomination for Treas
urer was reached, a brief storm was
raised by the delegates from North
Hilo and Ilamakua, who charged
that South Ililo was attempting to
monopolize the county offices in
asking for the nomination of R. A.
Lyman for Treasurer. In his
speech nominating Mr. Lyman, L.
A. Andrews on behnll of the fourth
precinct (Ililo) spoke in glowing
terms of Mr. Lyman, whom he
described as a kamaaiua well known
to the voters, nnd n man having the
merits of ngc nud matured experi
ence. He referred to the fact that
the fourth precinct was represented
in the convention by members of
the Young Men's Republican Club,
whom he said were modest in their
claims, in that while they were pre
pared to offer n name to fill every
county office, they would be con
tent with the nomination of Mr.
Tom Cook moved that the nom
ination be made unanimous, but
before this could be done, N. T.
Futtado, a delegate from Ilamakua,
arose and in scathing terms criti
cized the Young Men's Republican
Club, whom he charged with an
attempt to dominate the action of
the convention. What right had
the Young Men's Republican Club
to come into the convention with a
list and attempt to railroad it
through, when the only recognized
republican organization was the
precinct club under the rules of the
republican party? On behalf of
Ilamakua, he desired to name a
man of the highest integrity and
executive ability, and who has
never been found wanting when
placed in any position of trust. He
desired to name Win. Horner of
Kukuihaele for nomination as
Treasurer. This developed con
siderable debate, Andrews rising to
explain his position and to deny
any attempt on his part or that of
the Young Men's Republican Club
to "railroad" anything through the
convention. Affonso, Makuakauc
and J. P. Hale were heard in the
interest of Lyman, while J. K.
Dillon anil Joe l'ritcliaru were
earnest in their appeals for recogni
tion of Ilntnnkuu, which had been
thrown down at the last county
Upon a vote being taken by a
roll call, Lyman secured 47 votes
and Horner 17, nnd en motion of
Moir the nomination was made
Adjournment was taken until 8
o'clock p. in., and 011 reconvening
the supervisors and deputy sheriffs
were selected ns follows:
Supervisors: Punn, D. K. Mn
kuakane; Hilo, John T. Moir and
S. L. Desha; Ilamakua, A. IJ.
Lindsay; North and South Kohala,
W. Merseberg; North and South
Kona, D. P. Kamauolia; Kau,
Geo. C. Hewitt.
Deputy Sheriffs: Puna, J. II.
Kaiwi; Ililo, W. A. Fetter; North
Hilo, Jas. Mattoon; Hnmnkua,
Antoiic Fernandez; North Kohaln,
Chas. Stillman; South Kohala, J.
W. Kawai; North Kona, J. K. Na
hale; South Kona, O. M. Kekuewa;
Kau, W. II. Ilnyselden.
Quite a controversy grew out of
selection of n deputy sheriff for
South Kohala. The delegation
came in divided, two in favor of J.
K. Kawai, and the third member, 1
W. Carter, in favor of J. P. Lindsay,
who is the present Sheriff at Wai
mea. Carter insisted that, under
the rules, where there was a disa
greement in any delegation, the
convention should proceed to make
the nomination, J. II, Wise, one
of llietfmtlh Kohnlntlclegnlcs, wnJt-;
ed warm over the pioposition, claim
ing that the major itvnl ways ruled,
and as two out of thiee delegates
were of one mind, J. K. Knw.ii was
the choice of the delegation. An
effort wns made to have Chairman
Olding rule on the subject, but he
judiciously refrained, and the mat
ter was finally settled by a vole of
the delegates, Lindsay receiving 17
votes nnd Knwni 21 votes.
The only rcmnining business to
transact was the election of n coun
ty committee, which is ns follows:
First District, -1st, J. 11. Kaiwi;
2d, G. D. Supc; 3rd, J. McGuire;
4th, C. Akau and R. A. Lyman, Jr.;
5U1, J. T. Moir; 6th, W. Kcliinui;
7th, IS. K. Simmons; 8th, A. L.
Louisson;9th, N. I. Furtado; 10th,
F. Kalimaeka; nth, D. K. Makua
kauc. Second District, 1st. 11.
II. Kenton; 21I, J. II. Wise; 3rd, J.
N. Koomoa; 4H1, R. Wnsstunn; 5th,
W. J. Wright; 6th, D. Kaupiko;
7II1, Dr. L. S. Thompson; 8th, Dr.
W. A. .Schwallie.
F. W. Carter moved a vote of
thanks to the chairman, secretary
and interpreter, which was unani
mously passed. Chairman Olding
made a few remarks, in which he
thanked the delegates for their co
operation and assistance and on be
half of the out-of-town members,
desired to express their appteciation
of the hospitality of llilo. He
congratulated the convention on
hnving selected so strong a ticket
to place in the field nnd expressed
the hope Hint all of the nominees
would be elected. The convention
then adjourned at 10 o'clock p in.
. INVESTORS and
NOTIS THE FOLLOWING
In Hilo Real Estate
P?f (tlET AAA 100x250 feet comer lot on
1 KJl P)VVV Front strcetj in i,c;u.t of city.
can be bought on easy terms; will double in value in
Pq $70 (-orncr residence lot in Puuco, 75
I UI p 1 JJ Klz)0 feet, on main street; high
pvp $ftAQ A choice Reed's Island lot, upon
1 Vl i7vJVf caSy qUarterly or montjily pay
ments. JL-IOUSE AND LOT, Puuco, good location; house
1 well built; house and lot for cost of house.
CIVE ACRES, Kaumana, rent for $!0.00 per
annum, for seven ty-five per cent of the mort
gage; cleared and ready for plan ting-cane; owner re
moving to Honolulu reason for selling.
It is said no fee simple property can be bought in
Hilo, but the above are actually for sale.
Look at these leases for sale also. If you have
any money at all I can show you how to flop it over
and everybody will make something. The experience
of every man who has ever bought anything since the
first crusade teaches us that now is the time to invest
in Hilo real estate.
LOOK AT THIS!
A LEASE of 57 x 6S feet, corner of Rridgc and King
r- streets, Hilo, at $12.00 per month for twelve
years; business property; can be made to return $60.00
per month; for sale so cheap that the price is withheld
from the public only bona fide inquirers will be given
pIVE YEARS'LEASE of income-bearing property
1 on mauka side of Front street; buildings and
lease, $1200; will pay for itself in rents long before
expiration of lease.
Frit4" fi 1 -riflO !3 ycars' lt,slc f business
I KJl p 1 ,UUU property at Waiakea, with 4
buildings costing $1,750, at $25 per year ground rent,
paying $40 per month.
Tourists coming to town inquire for property; if
you have any to sell, list it now; it costs you nothing
to advertise if it is a good thing.
J. U. SMITH, Agent,
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