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0. B. ROBERTSON, Ed. and Prop.
MIS. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
The Nkws lias frequently su'ire.stid the propriety of a couibi
nilion of the plantations for tlie pu-pose of regulating wages on
the Islands,, and the planters of M mi honestly tried to accomplish
thi.5. but thoy were met by two difficulties. In the first place,
there were a large number of contracts let on Maui for railroads,
ditches, reservoirs, etc., and the contractors olfered largo wages,
thus securing many plantation laborers Secondly, planters in
some of the other Islands offered larger wages than the Maui
planters, thus taking much labor from Maui, notably to Hawaii.
Either an univorsal combination must be effected, which will prove
almost prohibitively difficult, or olse the supply of labor on the
Islands materially increased, and the latter alternative will proba'.
bly be chosen.
No more hopeful sign for the political future of the Islands
could have been manifested than the mutual understanding
reached between the legislature and the executiverelativo to the
passage of an act relating to unpaid bills. In the legislature to be
elected two years from now, therj will be but little of the bitter
ness which has marked the proceedings of the present legislature.
i tie Mawanans will, as they poetically and forcibly say, "see with new
eyes," in the selection of representatives, and it would bo well for
the ultra haoles if some of them would learn to ''see with new
rtimr, M , ,1 A. 1 1 . TT ....
vjr.-a, nu meet me iiawanans
secure the election of shrewd, pactical business men. rather than
politicians, to the next legislature.
While it is not at all probable that the president of the United
Limeu oiaoes win care to interfere ;,i the local quarrels in Ha
waii, yet these quarrels will bear
uuniifj me nexi term oi congress.
so dismal a failure as legislators
uuSx ess win ud lease attempt measures of relief. And if they
fail, and we have another home rule legislature like the last one, it
is quite sure that a radical change
- ernment. The only thing which
better class of people throughout
grind, to combinative -xt eteeii.Oft-&tii"Sentl Practical business
. menyo-iiieisiature. I ,---' w--
It may be, as Deputy High Sheriff Chilling worth claims that
the report of the Maui grand jury painted the conditions at Laha
ina in more lurid colors than the facts justified, nevertheless it is
curious that in the case of so open an offender as G. G. Seong, no
. -arrest was made nor any conviction had until.the grand jurytook
the initiative. We venture the guess that if the United States
revenue officers A-ere to engage in the search, they would soon
land the offenders. The reason why thoy do not is because nearly,
all the almond eyed dealers in dry goods and Chinese delicacies
have an Internal Revenue license conspicuously pasted up in their
stores presumably to drive away the mosquitos.
fj Maui is to be congratulated on being reasonably exempt from
any stress of financial stringency, such as afflicts Honolulu and
Hilo. There is plenty of money on Maui and more coming in all
, the time, and there is no unhealthy or excited spot here where
o - iugiimii ja lUM Dom Honolulu a,ru
Hilo are suffering a reaction froin an unduly stimulated volume of
business, and feel the reaction. Good times are ahead h.v.vever
fpr both towns, and the temporary stress will soon cea.e to ba felt.
j5? Now that Madam Pelo is beginning to toss her ruby locks
the tourists may confidently be looked for. And whan she or he
comes, Maui should hare a resident agent in Honolulu toj-ramro a
trip to Mam as a part of the program for every, loumt The
movement, and the only
to do about
S The interior of the Chinese situation is somew hat hko one. of
our Yolcanoea on Hawaii, a melted and seething mass In the in
tenor, which occasionally breaks forth to relieve. Uo probsure
The Boxer war was such an outbreak, and they will conl imie at
intervals till the final eruption comes when the W.inr, ,.f .
will absorb the'whole of the flowery kingdom.
. $25 Thegenral lmpressiou is that money enoue (aJ, be raijed
ana scraped together to meet current expense s durin the next
two years, in which case it would possibl- 'Be itex not to call a
' S t6SSi0r V?e islature. M a b two f rom Q0W wa
will aU be inchned to look at ms rationaU and start off
all together, in the right d'Yection
Tha Islands need two things. The first is more frequent op
portunity to ship our fruits to the Coast during the fruit season
and the next is more fruit to ship. The day is coming when there
will be an enormous traffic in Island fruits, and fortunes will be
made fey the shippers, but4t will take time, and possible hard
times to develop this industry.
5J The defeat of the Maui boys on the polo grounds at Makawao
should be a stimulus rather than a discouragement, for there is
'not a prettier or more exciting gam e than that of polo,
when hotly con tested. I
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. J. W. Knlun, Circuit JudRrt, W m
I V. K Kenhi. Clerk Orcu'il Court. Wnilukt
Juiltfe V. A. MuKny Ulst. Mairlstr-AW, Witiluku
" Kululelio. " "
Knlt-lknu, " "
" Jomi)h, " "
" Pllumtiu, " "
Muhon " "
" Kiihou1ilhlft, " "
L. M. n.ililwtD, Shorin.
A. N. HuysoMon, Deputy Sberl.1
S. Kaliinm " '
C. It. I.iniNov, " "
F. Wit I rock, " '
V. E. Suffery, Cnp'.niu Police,
H. fopp. " "
M. Kuiiluiiihaa, " "
Mn.lsi v, " "
F. J. Fruar'y, " "
W. T. Robinson, Tax Assessor,
.T. X. K. Kooln, Deputy Assessor
W O. Aiken,
I. iv.itin, "
Halt way in a friendly effort to
fruit in the form of legislation
The home Rulers have made
that the friends of the Islands in
will be made in our form of eov
will prevent this will be - for the
the Islands, who have no axes to
ue qune willing to cooperate in
question is, what is Maui going
Fred. Hayftclden's Experience
with the Honolulu
To the Maui man, tho use of the
U'lophone is an enduring joy. There
h not perhaps a better or more sat
isfactory 3-stera on earth than the
taui system. An energetic manag
er and courteous attendant s render a
cliat over tho Maui telephone as com
urtable and cosy a a tete-a-tete
.hat in the drawing room. From
fana to Laluvina the human voice is
carried with startling distinctness,
uul all day long matters of grave
nnorl , lovers' sweet nothings, femin
ne chitchat and orders for .priTie
.oast vibratj along tho lines in clear,
.osonant tones. To all of this, the
Jaiii man accustomed and one
leeds to know this in order to under-
tand the following.
About eight o clock one evening
this week, Mr. Fred. H. HavscWcn
f Lahaina who was at tho Hawaiian
ilotel in Honolulu, found it extremely
important to make a business com
.uunication to a gentleman who lived
iime miles from the hotel. Ascer
iaining tho proper number and color,
.ic confidently stepped to the tele
phone and pressed tho button. After
vaiting a few minutes a faint answer
ing ring was heard, and a fainter
f .-male "Hello!"
'Tlease give mo 'steen forty,
mauve," said Mr. Hayselden.
"What number, please?"
" 'Steen forty mauve 1" again lepoat
ed Mr. Hayselden.
" 'Steen forty mauve!" exclaimed
Mr. Hayselded with some animation.
" 'Steen fifty maroon, did you say?"
cimo in faint feminine tones.
'Steen forty, forty, forty,
mauve, mauve!" emphatically ans
wered Mr. Hayselden.
A. long silence followed, which was
beginning to become monotonous,
when the faint female voice was
once more heard, which said:
"Are you waiting?"
"Yes," replied Mr. Hayselden.
"What number, please?"
" 'STEEN FORTY MAUVE,"
shouted Mr. Hayselden.
"Well, you need not speak so loud,
I'm not deaf," came back the answer.
Another long paused ensued, and
hen, came the-female voice,
"Right here;" replied Mr. Hay
selden. "Line's busy; please ring up again."
Mr. Hayselden seated himself with
what composure he could, to wait,
and in the meantime amused himfcelf
reading the ads in a Honolulu daily.
Becoming engrossed in this occupa
tion some time elapsed, when he in
eidently ran across the name of the
man to whom he 'wished to speak.
This reminded him, a'id he again ap
proached tho telephone and touched
tho button. Another long wait was
followed by tho same faint feminine
"Hello". . , . .
' 'Steer, forty, mauve, please," re
quested Mr. Hayselden.
''What number, please,"
This time Mr.. Hayselden made
himself distinctly understood, after
which auo! her long pause followed.
Steen forty, nauve, did
say?" was wafted over tho line.
"Yes, and will you kindly hurry
"Certainly," was tho reply, fol
lowed by a roaring sound in the tele
phone, as though a thouso.nd volt
current had been turned on. The
roar gradually died away to a gen
tle murmur which sunk into silence,
followed by another long and tire
some pause. At length however the
faint feminine, voice was-again heard.
"Re't assured, madam, that I am
'ig,vut here."" .
"You said 'steen forty mauve?"
.J. That was my exact language,"
retortud Mr. Hayselden with a
slight tinge of sarcasm in his voice.
Well, I cannot get them, they are
out; please ring up again.
As there' was absolutely nothing
else to do, Mr. Hayselden sat down
for another weary wait. The night
was growing late however, and he was
soon again at the telephone, . calling
Tor.'steen forty mauve.. This time
there was less delay, but instead of
the familiar voice of his friend,
a sharp feminiue voice broke forth
"Now, John, I just think it i
shame for you to stop down town- all
evening instead of coming home to
dinner (or you know I am nervous
after dark, and baby has been fret
ting all evening, and I knew you- will
forget to bring the samples which
wanted and the naw atriugs for my
I beir your pardon madam, 1
think you are laboring under a mls-
ake," broke in Mr. Hayselden, who
is tlijo soul of honor about such things,
"this is Mr. Hayselden to whom you
A suppressed scream smote his
ear as ho quickly replaced the ear
p'ece. Growing desperate as the
minutes west by, he made one final
effort at eleven p. in. This time he
was answered by the gruff voice of a
man, who had evidently just come on
" 'Steen forty mauve," wearily said
" 'Steen forty mauve, did you say?"
enquired the the gruff voice of the
"Yes, dear Central, I r.eally did
say 'steen forty, mauve," wearily an
swered Mr. Hayselden; "what is
t'V-e"o surprise you about that?"
'fiQVi, nothing," cheerfully repliod
lojIJtraT'except that 'steen forty.
uua uir miwfiuiic, 1113 uiuticu
it out for the summer yesterday."
-Mr. Hayselden fell back on the
1 ninge with a groan and was helped
t.i his bed by the night clerk and a
oupte of bell boys, where he finally
fell asleep with .an ice pack on his
huad, and dreamed all night that he
was a central station and that ten
thousand wires were connected with
him, through which faint, feminine
voices incessantly implored him to
call up " 'steen forty mauve."
Lahaina Police Cleared.
Deputy High Sheriff Chillingworth,
who returned from Lahaina by the
Kinau, where ho went to investigate
the charges of the Maui grand juay
that liquor was being sold illicit un -
der tho eyes of Deputy Sheriff Lind
say and his officers, says that, the
situation is not so black as it had
i interviewed everybody over
there," says the Deputy High Sher
iff, 'and established to my complete
satisfaction that the Deputy Sheriff
and the men under him are alert and
are doing their duty. The managers
of both plantations told me they were
well satisfied with the police and had
uo complaints to make. Others told
me the same thing. The only kicker
I could discover was Matt McCann,
who has the saloon there. He had. -a
s6rt of grievances egaiust the Deputy
Sherig-but really when they were
sifted down they amounted to noth-
!nr 41 .1 !
"There is probablysomeUUc.it sell-
nig or liquor in Lahaina. It would
bo a Jstrango thing if it was not.
There is illicit selling in every town
in the Inlands. With our largo force
of police we cannot stop it in HouO'
lulu, and it cannot be stopped any
where else in the Islands. I think
the Lahaina. officials are doing the
bjst they can and the best anybody
can do. This is about the report
I have made to tho High She rift."
ino grand ijury in its sweeping
charge said that liquor was being
gold illicitly all over Lahaina. It
c.iargeu mat John Kiciiardson was
acting as a distributing agent for
Macfarlane & Company, and taking
orders for liquor that vent overland
from Wailuku. The police of Lahaina
wore racreilessly scpred for permit-
tuig the conditions there existing,
uoe true bill for selling liquor was
found. It was against a Chinese
storekeeper. The man was tried,
convicted and fined $150. Star.
Prince Chun is now en-route to
Germany to apologize for the murder
cf Von Ketterler.
With the censorship off the Manila
press is abusing the American mili
"Methuen defeated a force of Boers
m tho Transvaal, killing four and
The Botkiu case will bo tried
agaiu, the Delaware . witnesses pro
mising to appear and testify.
Olive Schreiner, the authoress, is
in British custody for having espous
ed the cause .of the Boers.
A British school of r.aval strategy,
iasmoneu on tne united states es
tablishment, is to be started.
. English engineers are in Jamaica
to. enquire into the failure of English
locomotives to do the same work as
II. Phelps Whitmarsh, Governor
of Benquet, has been ordered to Ma
nila to be' examined on the charge
that he had a scrap with Otto Scher-
er, secretary of that province, who
disagrees with the Governor's viWs
ENGINEERS, CONTRACTORS AND
Practical Auchitkcts & Buildebs
Sketches and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice.
Bids on Stone, Brick and Mason
AeiI lu k.ii,
W U t .
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers
Wo solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E. LAMAR,
Mem. Tech. Soc.Pac. Coasi,
W. H. KING
Corner Main & Market Streets.
Plans and estimates furnished.
1 WAGON & CARRIAGE REPAIRING
First Class Material on Hand.
Cabinet Work a Specialty.
W. H. KING
OntraCIOr 06 DUllClSr
(Formorly Head Carpenter at KiUe. )
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A large force
of skilled assistants always
P. O. Box 63 Tel. No. 893
R. -R. CO.
And Dealers n
S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia. , . .
II. A. WADSWORT1I
Constantly on Hand
Celery & Iron
Delivery wagou -will visit
Wailuku Mondays', Wednesdays
and Saturdays; Haiku, Tuesdays
and Fridays. Kihei, Mondays
and Thursdays; Kahuliii, Mon
days and Saturdays; Spreckels
ville, Wednesdays and' Thurs
Post Office Adress:
iJiliViaui Soda & Ice Works.
Kahului, Maui, T. II.
G. MACFARLANE & Co. , Ltd.
Pure American and
Beer cfe Uines
Ice Cold Drinks
Opp. Wailuku Depot
WAILUKU. - - MAUI
Matt. McCann Proi'Iuetoti
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale Wine-
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. lit
W 0 Peacock
GREEN RIVER WHISKEV
O. V. C. Special
PABST BEER & TONIC
Marie Brlrard & Roger
French Brandies and
nno i anie uineti
Ail Leading Bi'ands Y
PHONE 4, HONOLULU
BRIDGE STREET HILO. HAWAI
Rainier Bottled beer, of Seattl
G. Carpy & o., Uncle Sam ins
Cellars and Distillery, Nana, al
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream ure Rye Whiskey
Long Lite Whiskey
Lexington Club Old Bourbon WhlskeN
J F Cutter's Whiskey
MQet a Chandon white Seal Charj,
A. G. DICk INS,',