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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY
Oi vice. BAILEY BLOCK. Main Sr.
VAILIKU, MAll, H. !.
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G. B. FT-BHRTSON. Ed. and Prop.
MPS. G. ?. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
.tursJay, April 7
AYauiod, an electm-plant. With lflCO horse power running toj
waste d..wn lao Valley, it is strange lhat some enterprising elec
trical concern lias not soiaed tho oport unity of establishing u oloc-;
tried light and power plant at Yailuku. If fleet rieal heat can In;
utilized i':r eool.ir.g. as asserted, this delay is still more strange,
lglil. heat and power are needed both at Wailuku and Kahului.
and with modern appliances forjiarnossing lightning and making
it bear tli" v.h'.to man's burden, it should bo only a question of a
short I: ::e nr'.il we have our streets lighted, our dinners cooked
and our machinery run by electric power.
jj No.v that the strain of the quarantine, is over, Hi attention of
the customs officers is repectfuPy invited to th opium traffic. It
is an open .secret in certain quarters that somewhere in the neigh
borhood of v-lIoOt'-.OO worch of the d rug was recently landed at Ki
hei. . Uf course it is difficult for the officers of the law to get on the
inside of theo mutters and .-frll harder to find the guilty parties
or the (! vuii'. lint Ihe fact that one Chinaman was caught this
week peddling tins of opium is evidence both tkut tho traffic is
lively ami that the police are on the qui vivo.
H It is to be hopel that a hospital for incurables will be estab
lished in Honolulu. aiuHhc peipleof Maui will have the privilege
of sharing its hospitality. La -t week a man was taken i ick in
Wailuku with what appeared to bo Ihe preliminary stages of coil
sumption and he was unable for love or money to get into tl:? hos
pital h"i-e. True the hospital at Vva'duku is terribly overcr ;wded.
but even it' it were not, such cases as his are not taken the.-e. It
seems incredible that any enlightened government should not
make provisions for such cases.
The expected has happened. The 3st of March has arrived
and tl i 'Wailuku water works are not completed. Tin govern
ment seems to be doing what it can to reraetiy the mischief caused
b)- ti e delay. Of course the money will ba f-rrthcomiug in a short
time, but it seems too bad that the work should bo deiayed at all.
It is to be hoped that the public spirited citizens of Maui will come
to the rescue of the government and lc.ep the work under headway
nut il Act I becomes operative.
..(U If bubonic plague is really in Sa:i Francisco, and there seems
little room to doubt it, no more foolish policy could possibly be
adopted by the people of San Francisco that to deny or belittle it.
The oiv. side world will readily know a'l about it and quarantine
" agains; it. ina 11 it roauy appear.-: mat me aurnoriues in can
):"' FranH:.o are suppressing any of the facts concerning it, they will
fcmt be vcwiily trusted velum the time comes for theiu lo declare the
' ,.i'city fi'c-'i from plague.
A'-'.ention is cordially jnvS'.el
, - p6nde
-, .dent, :
tossesus. Permit us b
lative to our ignorance of
it possible for iii. y one 10
" , it) thee
without learning meaning
its moods and tenses? Give us
V-' - the meaning of that word
Hjj A proper distinction should be observed between the I3ow
Wong Association of Honolulu and the highbinder organizations of
San Francisco. Doubtl'-ss the Bow 'Wong is apolitical rather than
a benevolent organization, but its movement is in the direction of
advancement, as opposed to the conservative policy of the Empress
of China, and full scope should be given it to perfect its organ
j2 Large amounts of goods are being brought to Maui directly
from the Coast, but not enough to supply the demand, and there
has been a scarcity of foodstuffs and general supplies lately. No
ham, no bacon, no cereals, no cigars, and but little of any thing
plse.irialce the people of Mam sigh for the flesh pots o! Honolulu.
There is getting to be entirely too much "gun play" on Maui.
The complaining witness in a case in a case in the District Court
this week complacently told of Ids haying fired at a drunk y ho dis
turbed his slumbers. Needless to say, he rece ived Cj s,eveie repri
mand from the Court for his recklessness.
ygS 1" the Lev, hheldon s religion retained its aweetn"is and
warmth after his early morning
. : . .i
per ro.iuy lor press, n may saieiy on regarueu as me genuine ar
ticle. No wonder ho felt inclined to pardon "languago" u -ed by
the pressmen at such times,
f2a 1 ae Honolulu papers are urging u erusado against rats. No
surer means could be adopted to rid Honolulu of plague than to
rid it of rats, and it. is to bo hoo?d
the cii'i:.?ns trorv -rally will sosiaii! thenajiers in their crusade.
$ O 0
Sun I': r.ui-isci) .vol probably iinv "ven-isc i
n ion sense and leniency toward Uonoi'ibi, since
plague there has taught them a pr'M-t'e-.l lesson
io a. city to bo quarantined against.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
!!"n. ,T. W. Knlim. Cirrnit .1iu1ki, Wiilluliti
.1. K. N. Kii-lu. Cli-i-l; Din nit Court, Wuilu'.Mi
,h'il''r Mi-Kny. l't. .MuiriKlrutc, Wullimu
Kiiliopui'lmiii, " . MiiUiiwut
" K.ilu'U't-l'n, " " lluii-m
" iM'll'IKliU, " " IIulllllllllll
" ,Mst-)u:. " " Halm
' I'im;imi, " " K I piilm 1 n
MuIm-v, ' " " Mi-lk1
" KjilHM.'Inilubnl, ' " t-iirmi
I.. jM. IliiU'.n'iu. Shi-tiiT. WnlUiVu
A. N". Hi:yscUVn. H.-puly Slier) IT, Wiilluk'.i
W. II. Iii:ir. " " Miikiiwiin
i'. II. l.iiMl-.itv, " " Ijiiliuimi
i". Wniri'i'l;. " " . Ili'iiu
(i. TrliiilOr. " " MoIkUihi
( v.iy i looiliit'ss, Cnp'itlu PnlUV, Vulliikti
S. Kiilnmil. ' - ." M;)k)Mi:m
M. K uilim'lmu, " " ..uii-.imi
l.indM-v. " " Hun;;
f J. (-'.vary, " " Mnlnkiil
C. II. Pii-iliy. T.iy Assi-mm!-, H.iilui
V. T. liiililnsnn, D.-piity A-.csor, Wiilln'ai
w. ( '. Aikiu, r.tiu
!. D'.niil, " " Llll):''mi
,1. :i-'.: s, " " ll,um
to the bouquet which the Inde-
make one correction, tndepen-
the Hawaiian language. Do you
start and run a news und job
of (lie word
credit for having
experiences in gett'ng iiis pa
i .... .i j i
that the Hoard of Health and
; little more com
th.o eruption of the
is to wh.it it mean.i
The njijioiatn cut of Mr. 0. 1?.
RolnTtson to the oftice of District
Alngistrati- for AVaihiku is not meet
ing tin- approval of the people of that
tli'.trict, and we liav rcci'ivi'l a
number ef letters frnn the most pro
minent people of Jlaui which are any
thing 'but complimentary to the
powers who selected for the import
ant omVo a man win) is a perfect
malihiiii and who decs not under
stand a word of the Hawaiian lan
guage. What possesses Mr. Hole
and his advisers to make breaky
like the appointment of Mr. Kebert
ion, is beyond our ' comprehension.
They certainly must understand that
such action on their part means ut
ter destruction to their political in
tlecnces and that even ike nn n to
whom, in the future they i:iiht look
lor (.import wnl throw 1 hem over
board and become thcii bitterest iocs.
Judge Kali ikuu had aited as Dis
trict Magistrate for AVailu'i.?! while
Judge McKay was attending to tin
po;;t oftice or building a road at Na
hii.u. Kalcikau was doing fairly
well and it would have been proper
to have offered to him the judgcsliip
instead of selecting a man who is ui:
known here except that l:e is runnine
a ncvs)aper, and we believe a hotel.
Vv'e have not a word to suy against
Mr. 1 J,(ber1soii, because we huvc
never met him or heard of him. but
we feel convinced that no scathiay.
criiicisin oi v. aiiuKu s new ja!ge wul
ever appear in the columns of the
M.u-i .'kws. However Mr. Dole'.-;
policy of patrouiiiing the inaiihin!
suits our o!itical game. It is not
for us to stop our opponents from
making egregious as.;es of them
selves. And that is what Dole is
doing. I ndependent.
The Kinder Garden Ccurt.
Tlie Chamber of Commerce wants
the claims lor losses by sanitary fires
to be adjusted by business men and
not by lawyers. The Court of Claims
as named two days ago and as now
sitting is composed of five lawyers
J. A. Magoen, Lorrin Andrews, Geo.
A. Davis. A. F. Judd, Jr, and A. X.
Kepoikai. Yesterday the Chamber
of Commerce at a meeting in which
intense interest was shown, drew up
a resolution stating its disapproval
if the court as at present constitut
ed and directed that a copy of the
resolution be sent to President Dole.
Meanwhile the Court of Claims sat
in its rooms in the Judiciary buildin;:.
Four members only 'were present., us
one, A. is. Aepoikiu, is now on Maui.
The court has not yet considered any
claims. It has been 'busy in arraiiir-
iog the detail of its methods. A for
mal petition has keen drawn up
which will be printed. This will have
in it blanks for the schedulug ol
losses and will be the required form
for nse bv claimants.
The four members of the court had
note.ii ig to say on the action of the
Chamber of Chamber of Commerce.
President Magoon said' that the
rumor that the commissioners would
resign was baseless as far as he
knew. They had not discussed the
the matter at all, he said, and he
for one was not prepared to say
y'ia t stand he would take in the
premises. 'We are going ahead
with out business, and as we are
legally appointed and qualified I can
not see anything to stop us," Ad
vertiser. For Drivers to Remember.
That a driver should he his horse's
best friend and should study his
That it is everybody's business to
interfere with cruelty.
inat horses need three square
meals a day as much as you do.
That to whip a horse, instead of
his driver, for "cusseduess'1 is
That your horse needs water of tell
er than you especially after supper.
That a rise of only one foot in ten
doubles the draft.
That balking is caused by abuse,
overluoding or tight harness.
That horse sometimes ''feels sick'
(as you do) and should be favored.
That he who abuses a horse will
abuse his wife, or children.
That cruelty quarries for crime
they are close neighbors.
That blinders arc useless
Inrii nw. Cut them Oi! !
That he who abuses a hoi :-
abuse l is wife, or chi'.d.eeu..
That it is wise tw pit yourself in hi
plaev and think it over.
Tho Humane Educate ,
Volncy ViiHJnnfourt Ashford. j
Volnev Yaillancourt Ashford i.
dead. The man whose name figures
with so much prominence in the his
tory of the Hawaiian Islands is no
more. News of the passing away of
this soldier, lawyer and politician in
San Francisco was brought here by
Ashford was a Canadian, Port
Hope. Ontario, being hisrative town;
iie was trained for ihe law, joined the
Union army when hardly 1H and serv
ed t wo years, seeing much service.
He was a Grand Army man. Hefore
he reached his eighteenth birthday
he was promoted to a commission in
the cavalry. Later he served as a
volunteer in Canada. He left the
Dominion for these Islands in 1S.-4
and ranked at that time a captain
and a bivvct major. His rank as
colonel was given him here.
V. Y. Ashford was associated with
his brother Clarence in the practice
ef law in tins city. V.'hen the Revo
lutionary League was formed in lHSli
" hi' suci ceded Akh'ich as command
er of the H niolulu Rifles. ' After
wards, when he had made over the
command into a battalion of four com
panies. Kalakaua trave him the com
mission of lieutenant colonel. The
Ki!hv. it will be remembered, guard
ed the mass meeting of June MO, 1887,
held in the Armory, which, through
its demand, obtained the resignation
ot tne (.jihson .Ministry ana a new
Constitution. Later the Cabinet
advised the King to commission Ash
ford as colonel of t ie entire forces,
but Kalakaua claimed the power of
making his own choice. Later the
Rifles were cisbanded. Advertiser.
Experiments have been conducted
recently at the naval providing sta
tion at Indian Head, on the Poto
mac, river, with an invention designed
o do away with the necessity of
using searchlights on shipboard on oc-
;io;is when it is desired to "pickup"
objects within a. limited distance and
yet conceal the ship's position from
an enemy. The invention consists of
shell tilled with gas. When the shell
xpliv.les it illuminates a coir-iderabh
area, its one weak point :s that so
no she!! has been found with
walls sufficiently heavy to withstand
the. shock of the explosion required
to project it more than a mile or two.
rour and six inches rifles have so
far been used in the trials and t he
best results secured have been with
a she!! that explodes and sets the
fuses burning when one mile distant
from the ship.
Lieut. Strauss, who has charge of
the station, has made some vcrysue-
ccsshu trials witn the invention re
cently, and is encouraged to believe
that if a shell can be made which will
stand the shoe!,- of exit from the rifle
I at the same time explode at the
proper wane, a light can IJe produced
that will answer many purposes of
the searchlight and have the advant
age of not disclosing the precise lo-
;tion of the vessel firing the torch.
Its usefulness would be apparent in a
dose harbor, where it miirht not bo
advisable to use a searchlight at all
nes. , '
After th.e tests have been conclud
ed ut India Head, several specially
made projectiles filled with the new
invention will be sent to some of the
ships with tho request that they con
tinue the trials when practicable.
It is believed that a shell can be manu
factured capable of discharging ox-
plosives at a distance of at least five
The HUMANE EPL'CATOR.
Tlie first number of this publication
is at hand, Its purpose is to stop
the beating of animals, dog fights,
overloading cars, overloading teams,
the use of tight check-reins, over
driving, clipping dogs' ears and tail
underfeeding, neglect of shelter for
animals, bleeding calves for the pfir
pose of making white veal, plucking
live fowls and driving gulled and dis
ablcd animals. ' j
Also to introduce better roads and
pavements, better methods for horse
shoeing, drinking fountains for both
man and beast and humane litera
ture in our schools- and homes.
Also to induce children to be hu
mane, teachers to teach kindness to
wards animals, clergymen-to preach
it, authors to write it, editors to keep
it before the people, .drivers and
train; rs of ho' es to try kindness,
owners of animals to feed regularly,
poeple to jxirttK't insectivorous birds,
boys not to molest birds' nests, and
people to appreciate the intelligence
uiid virtues of un animal.
The .seventy-first case of bubonic
plague in Honolulu was discovered
last Saturday afternoon about (!
o'clock. . At ! o'clock the patient
was dead, and early yesterday morn
ing the body was cremated on Quar
Catherine Sullivan, age V., from
her home on Liliha and School streets,
was the victim. Dr. Cain) attended
the case and found it extremely sus
picious, and reported it as such and
the usual precautions were taken.
Dr. Hoffmann performed the autopsy
and discovered unmistakable signs
of plague. The house from which
the girl was taken is strictly guard
ed and the inhabitants have been re
moved into quarantine. Advertiser.
TIoxor.ru:, April '2.-2 p. rn. Sev
eral cases of sickness In different
parts of the city are being closely
watched by the faculty
One is that of Sarah Leo in Ah In
lane. Pa'.aina, Others are withheld
from publication to prevent stam
pedes of neighlxirs. None are abso
lutely suspicious of being plague. In
one instance a person gave notice
of sickness in a .neighbor's house.
lu'lercnec to the district inspector's
book showed the case to be attended
by a physician, while three physi
cians altogether had patients in the
At this afternoon's meeting Dr.
oou win propose Jr. u. Ji. liarvin
for medical executive officer of the
Hoard of Health. This appointment
was forecast in the Bulletin on Satur
day. Dr. Wood will retain the pre
sidency of the Board for th.e present,
but states he does not desire the po
sition permanently. Bulletin
As published exclusively in the Bul
letin of Saturday March 551st, the
membership of the Court of Claims
for adjudicating losses by the sani
tary tires consists of: J. Alfred Ma
goon, president. Geo. A,- Davis.
Lorrin Andrews, A. Noa Kepoikn
and Albcct F. Judd, Jr. Bulletin.
ARMSTRONG 6iV.iT!! RESIGNS
Leaves Ecl'.icat.Giral WorT: to
Study Medic ins cr.cl Surgery.
Armstrong Smith sent his resigna
tion as principal nf the Kaiuhi'ia
bchool to the Minister of Public In
struction yesterday, and if his suc
cessor can be appointed prior to tl e
departure of the Australia next
month, he will leave on that vesst 1
for the United States and Europe,
to commence the study of mediciiu
and surgery. J lis resignation was
a surprise to tlie Board of Education
and to his friends, although he has
contemplated the action of yesterday
for several weeks. It was a hard
struggle for him to arrive at the con
clution reached, which means thai
lie v ill give up all educational work
for tho future, devoting himself en
tirely to the study and ultimate prac
tice of medicine.
He has had a long and honorable
career in tne ouucat.onal wor.v of
Hawaii, lasting for sixteen years,
commencing with an appointment in
Iolani College, or "the Bishop's
School." Following this he has taught
at Waialua, Oahu; Kukuihaela and
Honokaa, on Hawaii, and the Fort
street and Kauluwela Schools, Hono.
lulu. Lastly he was the principal of
the Kaiulani School, recently con
Will Live in Honolnlu.
Herbert P, AVilliams, literary edi
tor of the Boston Herald, who has
been here several weeks writing
letters about Hawaii to his paper,
has become enamored of tropical life
and will stay. He sent by the last
steamer for his family and furniture,
Mrs. Williams, who will soon join him,
has filled his responsible post on the
iieraiu in ms absence ana wm oe a
divided acquisition to the circles
of cultivated women in Honolulu.
Mr. Williams is a graduate of Har
vard and was a working companion
of Mr. u hitinarsh, at present The
Outlook's Philippine corrcsjxnident,
during the Cuban war. Advertiser.
Ned Mncftirlune Home.
E. C. Mach'i 'iane held an infonnu
reception l 'Merchant street and at
his out'ee leorning, his many
Irands )fcl."Oijiiig him back from
long abse!5i .tyj&ii Francisco. He
says the press San Francisco has
beeu induced to keep dowu the- city's
plague situation. People over there
are wondering at what seems to
them the eagerness of the Honolulu j
authorities in declaring their port
Good judgment of the Council of i
State is shown in the tendency to
ward liberality in dealing with the
schools. There is hardly a district
of the Islands where the schools are
not crippled for lack of funds.' The
emergency is an ever present one
when school houses are crowded be
yond the proper capacity and the
number of teachers is not sufficient
to supply the educational demands
of the constantly increasing number
of pupils. Bullentin.
A Test Case.
Mr. Marshal, editor of the Sunday
Volcano, has surrendered to his bail
and is confined at the Station House.
Mr. Marshal was convicted of libel
and sentenced to six months' impri
sonment in the District Court imT
his appeal to the Circuit Court is
yet pending. It is understood Vnat
a test case will be made in, the mat
ter. Mr. DeBolt is attorney for
(Monday, March 20.)
The draft of rules to govern the
court of claims is about ready this
afternoon and will probably be an
nounced tomorrow. President Dole
states the personnel of the court has
been decided upon, but as all have
not accepted, the names will not be
announced until tomorrow. It is cal
culated that tho court will be able to
get to work this week.
A fetter from H. P. Baldwin read
at the Cabinet meeting this morning,
inquired ir the Wailuku and Kahu'ui
water works would be delayed on ac
count of the near approach of the
end of th.e financial period under the
loan act, which is March 5)1. There
was a seeoiid letter from Engineer
Taylor on the same subject. It was
intimated that if there was likely to
be a halt in proceedings Maui parties
would advance the money for the
improvement. It was voted to reply
that the appropriation would termi
nate with the end of this month, but
that a new item for the purpose,
amounting to SKi.UOO, had beeii'"
placed in the bill now before tho
Council of State. If Maui parties
wished to advance tlie money to pre-- t
vent the work stopping they might
do so, and woul I be reimflursed
out of the oppropriationwhen it was
passed and approved by PresjdenJ
Owing to the Ion period of quaran
tine there will not be any Easter
vacation in tho schools this year.
Good Friday will bo observed as a
holiday, and that is all. The day will
fall on April 155. The Commissioners
of Education Thursday decided u on
this regulation. Of course it does
not include country schools which
have not been closed. Star,
rni)V the mij hk"ai..
Still In Doubt,
Whether glanders has appeared
among the animals at Olaa plaiita
tion or whether the disease is some
thing else seems to be undecided,-but
a majority of the veterinarians who
have seen the animals agree that the
disease is glanders. Dr, H. B. E1-.
liott, the local veterinarian, declared
on examination of the diseased mules L
that glanders was the complaint. V
He afterwards had the animals ex
amined by Dr, Defoe of the transport
Aztec, Dr. Bishop of the Conemaugll"
Dr. K city of the Lcelanuw and Dr.
Owens of the Lennox, These sur
geons agreed with Dr. Elliot's diag
nosis, Dr. Bishop going so far as to
say that a post-niorteni was not
necessary. Dr. Jones, of tho Saim,
took a different view from his col
leagues and said emphatically that
the disease was not glanders. Tho
sugar company decided, then, to '
have a consultation of surgeons at
which Drs. Jones, Elliot and Owens
should be present.- This was held at
!tl a. m. Tuesday and it was thero
decided to shoot the one horse that
was sick. Before a post-mortem
wrs held Dr. Owens was called back
to the transport and an examination
was held by Drs. Elliot and Jones.
Each was as emphatic as before and
an agreement could not be reached. ,
Portions of the glands were removed
and packed m ice for removal to
Honolulu where they will be ex
amined by veterinarians there. Dr.
Elliot states that he found sufficient
bacilli of glanders to inoculate every
horse on tho islands,