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G. B. ROBERTSON, Ed. fe'nd Prop.
MRS. C. B. ROBERTSON, Bik. Mgr.
JS; As -whs foreshadowed in the
Judsre Kuluti. ni studied attempt is
aiians generally to believe that the article was aimed at them in
stead of at the official acts of Judge Ka.'ua, Of course such attempts
are quite as silly as they are untruthful, and all intelligent Hawai-
ians admit this in their hearts, if not with, their lips, because it has
always been the steady aim of the News , to teach the Hawaiians
the true value and dignity of American citizenship in its highest,
best and most unselfish sense. As a matter of fact, if Judge Kalua
had been a haole instead of a Hawaiian, his official record would
have been investigated long ago. A few days since, a Hawaiian
asked the editor of this paper.. "If Judge Kalua resigns, whom
would you wish to succeed him?" And the answer came at once;
"Any honest and capable Hawaiian." Maui possesses at least two
gentlemen of this caliber, namely Hon. A. N. Kepoikai of Wailuku
and Judge Charlis Copp of Makawao, either one of whom would
nil the position with honor to himself and satisfaction to the.people,
and either one of whom would
support of the News.
25S vviu some one please rise ana
remedy f jr the broken gibberish
girls on the streets of Wailuku, in
Draw near, a game of marbles or
en by the little tots would lead one to think ho had strayed into a
Choctaw village. Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, and occasionally a
badly mutilated English word form the colloquial stock of (he little
ones. This is not true of outside districts, for even at Kahakuloa
a much purer English is spoken, while at Waihoe, Makawao and
other places the English spoken by the children is notably pure
and correct. The schools can do much but they cannot do all to cor
rect thia mischievous tendency,
g President Roosevelt is doing
work in the advancement of Cuba's interest.aud the strain id begin
ning to be felt in the United States. It was protection to industries
that made the United States what they are today.and the president
is leading his party too far, a fact which is already beginning to be
read between the lines. True, the United States was in a meas
ure compelled to protect Cuba, and may yet be compelled to annex
that Island, but while Cuba remains foreign soil, the sugar inter
ests in the United States deserve and will eventually receive
sfl The time has arrived when there must be closer and quicker
communication between the Islands, both by boat- and electricity.
The tide of travel and the amount of freight shipped would con
tinuously increase, if moderate passenger and freight rates were
fixed, so that soon two boats, and larger, better and faster ones,--would
be needed for every one that runs now. "When the cable ar
rives, better telegraphic communications at cheaper rates must
come, ll the wireless system does not furnish this, cable tele
graphic or telephone lines will do so.
?$ There is much food for thought in the suggestions of the
gentleman whose interview was reported in the "Honolulu Notes"
of last week's issue. In minor matters, the plantation managers
are as a rule conservative and economical, but costly and some
times useless experiments, and the heavy percentages levied by
the Honolulu agencies, which axe of course beyond the control of
the plantation managers, are severe strains on many of the plan
tations which may have to be lightened in order to enable them to
survive as paying propositions. '
jK There are individuals in the United Slates today whose for
tunes would have sufficed to pay the annual expenses of the Unit-
ea estates government m its earlier years. And one can read with:
out surprise in the papers of today that 140,000,000 is the joint
ouul af yiuAiiuiiieiy mat two people nave recently donated for edu
cational purposes, L'8,000,000 by Mrs.Stanford and f 10,000,000 by
Carnegie. The twentieth century will record a wonderful history
of gigantic financial operations in Unole Sam's domains.
8& The possibilities of wireless telegraphy are yet in their infancy,
and the time will come when the present achievement in that
direction will seem tame and insipid. There are readers? of thi
paper who will live to see the day when submarine cables, wil be
entirely discarded, and when communication's between foreign
countries will be carried on by wireless telegraph with the same
ease and facility as are the ordinary telephonic communications
The commission to bo sent to the Islands by th Interior
Department for the purpose of investigating the conservation of
our annual water supply is one which will find a more important
and far-reaching task than almost any other commission which
could be sent to us. If their work is properly done, it will pro
bably revolutionize our water supply system, and lead to the devel
opment of mountain tunnels and the discarding of sea-level pumps.
8 Ad mi ml Schley, who won the naval battle of Santiago, has
the frank and hearty endorsement of Admiral Dewey, who won
the naval battle at Manila, and the American people will not hesi
tate to choose between such an endorsement nd the report of car
pet kiht navai warrioxa.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
tlon. .T. W. Kiilun. rireult .Tudiro, WiiIIukb
I. N. K. Ki'ol-i. dork Circuit Court, VnH..ku
Juilfe W. A. McKuy D1si. J(laKtmiate, Wniltiku
" Chi!. Copp, " " Mukitwnn
' " Kiil-anli Ito. " ' l.nhnlnn
" Klikuu, " " Ilouuiiiiln
" .P.'vpit, " Hium
" I'Hiimnii, " " Klpnhiilii
" Million " " Wolokiu
" KiihfHihalahnla, " u Luuui
i... M. Rtldwin, SberitT, Wniluku
A. X. Ilnysolden, Deputy ShcvlfJ M'nlluUu
S. Kiilmna ' " M:ikivv. no
'-. K. bin ; ,oy, " Lnlminii
V. Witnocl., " ' Hm. ii
O. TritnOlc, " MuluLiil
W. F. SnfTcry, Captain Police. Wnl'uUu
H. t ; ; , " Mnknwiio
Vt'm. Knnnu, " " Laliniuu
Limlsty, " " lliina
.1. Fivnry, " ' Kalaupapa
V . T. Robinson, Tax Assessor, walluku
.1. N. K. Kcolu, Deputy Assessor Walluku
W.O.Aiken, " " Pala
1. Dunn, " Lanulna
J. Gross, Hana
iticlQ of last -week relative to
Vcmg made to induce the Haw
receive the hearty and cordial
suggest an explanation ana a
indulged in by the little bojs and
lieu of plain, correct English?
buttons, and the vernacular spok
and a remedy is certainly needed
some strenuous and effective
KAMA A GOOD THINGj
Tlio Second Circuit Court, presided
over by Jud,'0 Kalua, of Maui is
piling up what is asserted to be a
very queer judicial record,, and com
plaints of Maui citizens, ns well as of
llonolulans, are plentiful. At the
term just ended Judije Kalua succeed
ed in arousing great indignation
anions jurors and in causing a dis
gusted Assistant Attorney General
to nolle, pros, in favor of Kamaka,
against whom were four charges
of a most infamous crime. The only
convictions were on pleas of guilty.
Judge Kalua set aside one verdict
on the ground that the jurors has
reached their decision under influence
of improper motives. A motion for a
new trial was granted on this ground
and the jurors expressed themselves
about it very froely. The cose was
that of Achew, found guilty of selling
liquor without a license. When they
found themselves declared from the
bench to have been influenced by im
proper motives, some of the jurors
swore that they would never sit be
fore Kalua again, claiming that there
was no evidence to support such a
Kamaka against whom were four
charges of incest, was the lucky
man to get off by reason of a court
ruling. The first of the cases ' was
prosecuted, but when all the evidence
for the government was in, the court
granted a motion to strike it all out.
With the first case thus taken out of
the jury's hands, Assistant Attorney
General Thayer came to the conclu
sion that it was no use to proceed
further, and he withdrew prosecution
in the three other cases, Kamaka
going free after being four times in
dieted by a Grand Jury for incest.
A verdict for defendant was also
directed by the court in the case of
one Mose Panui, indicted for burglary
He was an alleged midnight burglar,
who was found in the place where he
was declared to be prying the crimin
ai vocation, at aoout z o clock one
morning. He was actually caught
by C. B. Olsen, manager of the La
haina store, in Olsen's house, though
he escaped physical detention at that
time by jumping out of a window.
Judge Kalua instructed the jury to
acquit on the motion of Panui's at
torney on the ground that it had not
been proved he was in the house
with the intention of stealing.
Judge Kalua is deolared to have
said on the Lahaina wharf, after the
term of court was over that the
Japanese who pleaded guilty had
made a fool of himself by doing so,
as, if he had pleaded not guilty, he
would have got off.
It is said by people in attendance
at the court that the reason for
Judge Kafua's conduct about which
there is so much talk and criticism i
is that he felt his dignity offended
because the Attorney General had
not sent an older practitioner to
represent the government In the
prosecution of the cases on the
When the evidence against Kama
ka was all ruled out and his four
cases had been nolle pros., the court
discharged him, at the same time
telling him not to commit his crime
of incest again.
In Ah Choy et als., charged with
gambling, the jury was instructed
to bring in a verdict for the defend
ants. All in all six cases went to the
jury and three were taken out of the
juror's hands by the court. The only
defendants sentenced during the
term were men who pleaded guilty,
and aa to one of these the court is
quoted as saying that the man was
foolish to plead guilty and that if
he had pleaded not guilty he would
have got off.
"After all," remarked a lawyer
familiar with the Maul court, "it is
not so surprising that Geoge Pavis
was driven to drink at Wailuku." ?
Press May Criticize Judge.
Chicago, Dec. 7 Andrew M.
Lawrence and II. S. Canfield were
to day discharged by Judge Dunne
in the habeas corpus proceedings
brought by them as the result of the
famous contempt case which grew
out of the fight of the Chicago Amer
ican on the gas trust. In a most
exhaustive legal opinion, which cover,
ed the entire ground, Judge Dunne
declared Judge Uanecy had no juris
diction over Messrs. Lawrence and
Canfield, and so ordered them freed.
The case will go down in the his
tory of Illinois jurisprudence as the
most celebrated of its klnd.lt brought
Jate ourt oa& of the best legal
talent in Chicago, and during the
progress kiral authorities of the
world were cited by both sides.
Judge Duune said:
"It is not without some reluctance
that I feel constrained to differ so
radically with the able and" honor
able jurist whose order has commit
ted the relators to jail because at my
respect and friendship for him.
"Hut such consideration must give
way before the vital principle involv
cd in this case, the protection of free
speech and a free press, a principle
so important that it has been care
fully ar.d zealously guarded by the
constitution of our State and the
constitution of the United States
and the well-considered decisions of
our Supreme Court."
"No more effective way can be
conceived of suppressing free speech
aud free press in relation to proceed
ings in court than by the courts
sustaining this extra-ordinary con
tention advanced bv counsel for re
spondents. Public officials, executive
ond judicial, have always been ond
always will be subject to criticism
because of their official acts. It is
one of the incidents and burdens of
The school children are enjoying
their Christmas vacation.
The students of Lahainaluna Semi
nary passed their examinations very
creditably, on Dec. 18 and 19.
very interesting exercises were
held at the Kindergarten on Friday
morning, under the direction of
Miss Fanny L. Barker, Miss Char
lotte R. Taylor and Miss Mary Ellen
JNapaepae. J. he sciiooiroom was
tastily decorated for the occation
A devotional hymn, a Christmas carol
and several songs were sung, and the
little pupils marched around the
circle inscribed on the floor. Presents
made by the children were then pre
sented to their mothers, who were
invited euests. The teachers then
gave a packages to the boys, with
a caution not to open them immediate'
ly. Dolls were given to the girls, and
all the children received bags of
candy and fruit. The session closed
with an appropriate song.
After the recent rains, the con
dition of the sidewalk on Main street
was much improved by the , Road
Board, much to the gratification ot
On New Year's Day there will be
a Hawaiian Luau and house warming
at the manager's new residence on
The meeting of the West Maui
Teachers' Association, announced
for Dec. 20, has been postponed till
after the holidays.
Services were held at the churches
on Christmas Day.
The Hon. F. J. Testa, of Honolulu,
has been the guest of Mrs. Hose for
Miss Meade, of Kohala Seminary,
is visiting Miss fladley.
A luau is expected at Lanai ranch,
on December 28.
Dr. Davidson has received a very
comprehensive and valuable work,
which is really a library in itself. It
is entitled "The World's Great Clas
sics," and consists of forty large
The Japanese church is so nearly
finished that it was possible to hold
the first service on Christmas night.
In order to accomplished this under
taking, the workmen were busy
early and late, on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday. The churc services
are held in the upper room, and the
lower floor is utilized as a schooi
room. On the western portion of the
same property, a parsonage has
been built for Pastor E. Tokimasa,
The house has five room, a parlor,
diuiug room, two bed rooms and kit
chen. A bath room will probably be
added. Mr. Tokimasa's friends have
given him a horse and bicycle.
Wong Kul has opened a shoemaker's
shop on Main Street.
The new hotels provide excellent
fare, and the Chinese restaurants
have lost some of the local patronage.
For several weeks church choirs
have beeu practising the Christmas
Christmas Eve was celebrated
very generally, berenaders sung
carols in all parts of the town. A
delightful service was held at the
church of the South Sea Islanders.
Those who were less religious con
tented themselves with the congrat
ulations of the season, with gleeful
songs, and even with the noisy deto
nations of fire-crackers. Those who
were up late at night were none the
less disposed to join in the early
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Plans and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice
Office and Shop in Giles Building
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers.
We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
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W. H. Patterson
PRACTICAL ARCHITECT and BUILDER
Sketches & Estimates
Furnished On Short Notice
Contractor & Builder
(Formerly Bead Carpenter at Klhei.)
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all purts
of the Island. A large force
of skilled assistants always
P. O. Box 63
Tel. No. 293
R. R. CO.
And Dealers a
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia, . , ,
Wm. WHITE, Pnor.
First Class Wines & Liquors
Priiro, Seattle & Budweiser
T. 13. LyoNS, Prop.
Ice Oolcl Beer
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class Wines & Liquors
Prima and Seattle Beer
Market St., (Adjoining old Meat
G. MACfrARLANE&Co., Ltd.
Pure American and
Beer & Wines
Ice Cold Drinks
Opp. Wailuku Depot
WAILUKU. - - MAUI
Matt. McCann Proprietor
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale and wine-
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. H.
Famous Barflctt" Water
The Best Medical and Table
Water in the World.
Bottled only at the celebrated
Bartlett Springs, Lake Coun
ty, Cal., without exposure to
Thousands of remarkable cures
have been effected by this
DRINK IT AT HOME
LOVE JOY & CO.
Sole Distributors for the Territory of Hawaii,
Corner Market and Mam St.
Wa iluku, Maui
Rainier Bottled beer, of Seattle
C. Carpy & o., Uncle Sam Wine
Cellars and Distillery. Nana. Cal
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream Pure Rye Whiskey
Lonsr Life Whiskev
Lexington Club Old Bourbon Whiskey
J F Cutter's Whiskey
Moet 4 Chandon White Seal Cham.
pagnes , . .
festivities of Christmas Da. J