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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY
Omi-K. HAlLfcY ULOCK. Main St.
WA1LIKI. MALI, T. II.
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0! B. ROBERTSON. Ed. and Prop.
MRS. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
Saturday, June : : : :
J It was natural and excusable in Lahaina to wish for the
counly seal , because it draws with it something more substantial
than lucre sentiment, but a study of the personnel of those on at
tendance at the .Tune term of the Circuit Court at Wailuku this
Wvjek is the best answer us to why the county seat should be at
Wailuku. The bulk of those in attendance are from central Maui,
mid it would have inconvenienced them greatly to have had to go
to Lahaina. Only a small percentage of those in attendance were
from Lahaina and Molokai. and had it not been for alleged illicit
liijuor traffic in Lahaina. the attendance from there would have
been much smaller. What is true of court term would also be true
of ordinary county seat businoss, even in a larger degree, because
the bulk of the wealth, business and population of Maui clusters
around Wailuku and necessitates the establishment of the county
3$ Judge Humphreys stood very high in the estimation of the
people at large when he tirst occupied the bench of the first cir
cuit. An honest and impartial administration of justice was ex
pected from him, and in the main was realized. In some of the
late cases, in which he was personally interested, either directly
or indirectly, he has forfeited the high esteem in which he was at
first held. Some allowance can be made for this however, under
the circumstances, but the thing for which his friends cannot and
his enemies will not forgive him is the appointment of the notori
ous Lewis as bailitf of his court. It is useless for Judge Hum
phreys to.plead ignorance of the character of Lewis, for that was
too thoroughly ventilated to have escaped the notice of a man of his
3? Negro labor on the plantations has proved by actual experi
ment on Maui both dangerous and unprofitable. Like most ques
tions, there are two sides to it. Some of the negroes imported were
good men, but they came here to better their conditions, and
whether misrepresentations were made to them or not, the truth
is that they have not found here what they expected, and at the
rate of wages which the plantations pay, the' cannot more than
hope to merely keep soul' and body together. Besides this, there
was brought here a worthless and criminal lot of negroes who
simply will not work., unless dressed in parti-colored suits. So far
as Maui, is concerned the question of negro labor In large numbers,
its practically settled adversely to the proposition.
$56 Wanted, a male principal for the Wailuku Grammar School.
This is not. written in derogation of the present lady principal, but
rather because experience has demonstrated that men are needed
at the head of such schools. If we are to have a lady (principal,
we could not improve on our present one and should be only too
glad to have her retained at the head of the school. A lady prin
cipal would be a hundred times preferable to a stick of a man who
should be foisted ohfus through influence of "pull''' but if we
could have for principal a man like, say, Rosecrans or Hardy or
Dowdle, or in fact any one of half a dozen male teaehers who are the
crown jewels of Maui, it would be the- best? thing that ever hap
pened to the Wailuku school. .
SQS ' It is very easy to get? into debt', and the loager a debt runs, the
more reluctantly it is paid: There is entirely too much looseness
in th matter of. meeting-financial obligations on Maui. , True,
everybody who is: willing to' work has some money, and
times are not hard in the sense' that ; they sometimes 're in the
states, and that is the 'principal explanation of the laxness in meet
ing financial obligations. But it is a bad practice, and occasionally
53 itepUtyi Attorney-General George A. Davis, who - represents
the commonwealth at the June term of the Circuit Court at Wal-
Juku, announced in open ccurb that it is the policy of the' authori
ties to vigorously prosecute illicit liquor traffic, and that in pur-
' suance'of that policy, he would energetically handle all such cases.
Quite light:' but possibly.if the -authorities were more liberal in
.tlie matter of establishing -needed' saloons, : there would be less
' Illicit liquor-traffic. -r. ......
SSf Like a calm in the midst of- a(Stormylike an oasis in A ' desert
like "a hand's breadth of shade inVdry land V,"', cool,' refreshing
and revivifying, came the Memorial-Day issues i of '' the ;f Honolulu
dailies. -No bitterness-rankled -in-their,columns,i no wounds were
given and taken, and a spirit of i-at riotic' love and; reverence ' for ' the
noble army of glorious dead sanctified and-sweetened all their co
lumns.. For-so much, thanks. '':';',
jyj' The doctrine announced ,
Court, that the Constitution does not follow the flag may be emi
neritly sound so far a the-Philippines and Porto Iiico are concern
ed, but it hardly applicable to Hawaii which' was formally adopted
as an integral part of the United States, ottd is now quite as much
so as the ground on which Bunker' Hill monument or Grant's
tomb stands. ,
jg One ft two things is going to
session oj.the legislature must be called to pass a' loan 'bill, 'or the
-Islands must have a taste of a financial" panic, which, while it will
not hurt the rich, will be very oppressive on poor people.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Him. .1. W. Kiilim, Circuit .liuli'ii,
I. N. K . Koilii. i 'IcrU Cimilt Court
JmlKO W. A. Mi'Kuy Hist. Muk'Nlni
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by the United ' States Supreme
happen. Either another special
Circuit Court in Session.
Circuit Court for the Juno term
convened promptly at ton o'clock on
Wednesday morning, Judge Kalim
presiding, Attorney George Davis as
Deputy Attorney-General, J. N. K.
Keola, clerk, Maurice McMalion sten
ographer, Lee. Chung Chinese inter
preter and James llakuole Japanese
interpreter. ' The following attorn
eys were in attendance:
Enock Johnson, E" C. Peters, J.
M. Kaneakua, John Richardson, A,
X. Kepoikui, George Hons, Jus. L.
Coke. D. II. Kaliaulelio, A. F.
Tavares and J. K. Saunders.
A full venire of grand and petit
jurors were present, only two failing
to answer at roll call. These two
were each fined $25. The grand jur
ors were excused till Thursday, and
the calendar was called. A number
of cases were discontinued, some were
passed and the rest were announced
as ready for trial. Judge Kalua had
no trouble with coatiess attorneys,
as the climate or w auunu does not
permit of such idiosyncracies, but a
Chinaman who imagined that ho was
attending a round up of cuttle in
Kula, marched into the court room
and approached his honor, with
jangling spurs and flash leggings.
The Pake was reminded that he was
not at a rodeo, and was requested to
retire and divest himself of his para
phernalia, which he hastily did.
Judge Kalua was disqualified in a
number of cases,iwhieh will be assign
ed to Judge Edings for trial upon his
arrival from Hawaii next Tuesday
On Thursday morninir a panel of
twenty four grand jurors were
sworn in, whereupon Judge Kalua
delivered to them the following able
"Gentlemen of the Grand Jury:
You have been summoned from
your homes for the purpose of in
quiring into and making present
ment of offences and finding indict
ments against persons who have- vio
lated the laws of this Territory,
which have boon committed within
this Circuit, and are triable by this
It is my sad duty to inform you
that there will be presented by the
Deputy Attorney General a case
vvh'.ch involves the death penalty:
that of the Territory of Hawaii vs.
Yishimoto Yashisuke, a Japanese
laborer at Lahaina. charced with
the murder ol a woman.
It will be your duty to make an
xamination of the several witnesses
which shall bo brought before you,
and if you are satisfied and have rea
sonable cause to believe that the
crime has been committed and that
the prisoner should be put upon his
trial, then it will bo your bounden
duty to find a true bill. His guilt or
innocence will be inquired into and
finally passed upon by the Petty
It is not necessary in order to find
an indictment that you should be sat
isfied of the "uilt of the ; defendant
beyond a reasonable 'doubt, but vou
must be satisfied from the evidence
that a' crime has been committed,
and that there is a reasonable and
probable cause to believe that the
prisoner charged before you com
mitted that crime. In other words.
the Territory is bound- to- make out
a prima facie case affain&t the per
This is the second- Grand Jury that
has been summoned within this Ju
dicial Circuit;, and while your pi in-
cipal duty consists in inquiring into
offences committed within the juris
diction of this Court, vou have a
right to inspect all publio buildincrs
situate anywhere on the Tslumls-of
Maui, Molokai, and Lanai; vou have
a right to examine the books-and ac
counts of all-public officers-" within
this Circuit. You have certain in
quisitorial powers, and it will be vour
duty to inquire into and see that the
laws of. this Territory' are enforced
bv the" several District MiitHdrotu
'within this Judicial Circuit. Ybuhave
the right to make a presentment a
gainst any citizen whom-you may
know of your own knowledge to have
violated the laws of this Territory.
" Your attention ' is ' especially ' di
rected to the law with reference to
the illegal sale of spirituous or malt
It has been reported-t!o this Court
that a large number of persons are
engaged in the illegal' sale of liquor
iu the District of Lahaina, "and else
where within this Court.
' The'Legislature ' has provided for
the issuing of light wines and beer
licenses, as Well as the sale of spirit
uotis ' liquors; and ' persons- who wish
(Continued'on page 4
It is not generally known that the
flvc'-ccn nickel coin of the United
States currency was designed with
special reference tt its use as a unit
of weight or measurement by the
decimal system, but it is true.
For some reason the metric system,
though its use has been legalized iu
this country, does not "take" with
the American people, and it has not
come into general use perhaps
never will. If ever it doss, the use
fulness of this coin will at once be
come apparent. It is exactly five
grammes iu weight and two centi
meters in diameter.
This is, of course, not an accident,
and if there shall be any future change
iu our .system of coinage, other con
venient measures and weights, ac
cording to the same system, may
very proporly be adopted.
' Literary celebrities, as a rule,
were not those who attained to any
high degree of personal favor at the
hands of Queen Victoria,' but she
paid Charles Dickens a delicate com
pliment. Dickens, who, by the way,
in his youthful days was devoured by
a grand passion for the youthful
queea, was invited when at the
climax of his fame to dine at Windsor
castle. He was after dinner pre
sented bv the queen with a cony of
her book "Tour In the Highlands,"
und on the fly loaf was inscribed in
her own hand this sentence: "From
the humblest to the most distin
guished author in England." The
queen afterward (showed many favors
to Lord Tennyson, but even in mak
ing him a peer of the realm she did
not bestow us great a compliment,
An English scientist, iu an address
recently delivered on the condition of
the earth in the remote future, said
that the temperatures all over its
surface will then be as low as that of
liquid air. The atmosphere and the
oceans will have disappeared within
the rocky crust, their elements hav
ing entered into new combinations,
and over the surface will roll the
waves of a most wonderful sea an
ocean of liquid air forty feet in depth.
It is scarely necessary to sa3 that
life as we known it will then have
vanished from the earth.
Professor Lumsden says that sigh
ing is simply oxygen starvation.
Sighing is most commonly associated
with worry. An interval of several
seconds often follows movoments of
mental disquietude, during which time
the chest walls remain rigid until
there is an imperative demand for
oxyen, thus causing the deep Inhala
tion. It is the expiration followinj
the inspiration that Is properly term
eu a sigh, and this sign is simply an
effort of the oreauslm to ob'n a
nocessary supply of oxygen.
The late Geo, Q. Cannon, the Mor
men leader, who died in California,
leaves an estate Valued at about
$1,000,000. Each 6'f the thirty-three
children of Canh'b'n will receive an
acre of land at the Cannon farm and
$2,000 in cash. The larger part of
the -estate Is left in two trusts. ' One
of 'these is to be1 known as the Cannon
association aftd the property left
to continue in: trust until the young
est child is 401 years of age.
The first American steamship to
come direct' from Hawaiian islands
to Philadelphia with a cargo of sugar
was the steamship California, which
arrived recently from Honolulu and
Hilo. The California's run was over
15,000 miles; havinjr come via the
Strait's of Magellan. She left Ha
waii hi Febfuary last, and stopped
at Chile, St. Lucia and Norfolk to
supply her' bunkers with coal.
Japanese business methods are
the less important places of a very
goas-you-please description. At
Nagasaki the other day, a fdrelgne
falling at the braDch of one of the
chief Ehipping companies, found the
whole place deserted..'. It appeared
that, the day being fine, the manager
ana stall had gone out on a mushroom
hunt'ng expedition. Mushroom hunt
ing is" a pursuit that appeals to every
. Traveler Eh? Has this hotel chang
ed hands? ,,,,..
Clerk Yes; th6 old landlord bust
ed lipi oved thousands Of dollars to
all the p.-rovisioh dealers in the heigh
borhood . For eery tlO he took in
he spen t $20.
T'ravijlerTod bad, too bad! He's
th? only, landlord I ever , met yrho
knw how to feeep' a hotel. New
NGINEERS, CONTRACTORS AND
Sloper 3 P
,'RACTICAI, AUCIUTECTS & BUILDKRS
Sketches and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice.
Bids on Stone, Brick and
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers.
We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditehcs,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E. LAMAR,
Mem. Tech. Soc.Pac Coamt.
W. H. KING
Corner Main & Market Streets.
Plans and estimates furnished.
WAGON & CARRIAGE REPAIRING
First Class Material on Hand.
Cabinet Work a Specialty.
W. H. KING
ontractor & Builder
(Formerly Ilcud Curpcntor at Klbci.
u i i mr -i l-. ti Hj-
nt4 ti : n
of the island. Alafgeforcd
of skilled assistants always
P.O. Do 03 Tel. Ndi293
R. R. CO.
And Dealers n
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia. ; ...
TELiii'UOME Me. t
R. A. WADSWORTH
con8tantly on Hand
Celery & Iron
Delivery wagon will visit
Wailuku Mondays, Wednesdays
and Saturdays; Haiku, Tuesdays
and Fridays; Kihei. Mondays
and Thursdays; Kuhului, Mon
days and Saturdays; Sprcckels-
ville, Wednesdays und Thurs
Post Oflico Adrcss:
tfilMau! Soda & Ice Works
Kahului, Maui, T. II.
Pure American and
Beer & lAines
Ice Cold Drinks
Opp. Wailuku Depot
WAILUKU, - - MAUI,
Matt. McCann Proprietor
A--! CjiA TT71 1
i omenta cx owifau w lusitey
Beei AlG and Wine
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. II i
l C M
GREEN. RIVER WHISKEV
O. V. C. Special
pabst beer & tonic
Marie Brlzard & Roeer
French Brandies and
arid Table wipes. .
, : All Leading Brands
PHONE 4. HONOLULU
BRIDGE. STREET HILO.HAWAI
Rainier Bottled beer, of Seattl
C. Carpy & o.i Uncle Saw .Mm
Cellars and Distillery. Napa, al
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream ure Rye Whiskey
Long Life WWiskey
Lexington Club Old Bourbofi Whlskej
J F Cutter's Whiskey5 . ...
Moetft Charidon White, Seal thaia-
ock .s Co'