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Read the article on tree girdling,
on this page.
Christmas Day wus a dull, dreary,
rainy clay in Wailuku.
Tho ping pong room at the Maui
Hotel is becoming a favorite evening
The public school children as will
aa their teachers ate enjoying a two
Work has been pushed by the
radiug force on Main street this
week, notwithstanding the inclement
The Influenza epidemic which re
cently prevailed at Wailuku has
about worn itself out.
On and after January 1, 1903 the
First National Bank of Wailuku will
pay interest on deposits.
The directors of the Maui Drug Co.
held u business meeting at the Maui
Hotel on Tuesday afternoon.
Another Kona storm visited Maui
during tho early part of the week
but did no particular damage.
lt is prop'osed to arrange if possi
ble for the reception of daily cable
bulletius from Honolulu by wireless.
Now is the time to get up the ad
which you are going to run in the
MauiNkws for the next six months.
Next Thursday is New Year's
Day. Bring out all old "swear oils"
and brush them up for immediate usu
Heavy rains have prevailed in La
liaina recenUy which is something
unusual for that oright, sunny village
Thoso who could not got turkey for
Christmas say that roast pig aud
broiled spring chicken is not a bad
Christmas turkeys wero scarce in
Wailuku this week, and only a few
lucky ones were able to procure a
gobbler for Christmas diuner.
A match game of baseball was play
ed at Kahului last Sunday between
the Wailuku and Kahului r-tevedores,
and of course the "Wailukus won.
Corn For Sale. This year's crop.
Telephone or apply to
E. il. BAILEY,
v "The wind on thq Olowalu side of the
'li yesterday blew so hard that the
stage had to be ballasted with stones
to prevent it from being blown over
' The Iao Stables yesterday receiv
ed an elegant hearse from Honolulu
which w ill be a marked iinprovemen
X)a the pake vehicle heretofore m use
lor funeral occasions.
Our local merchants are hereby
notified that advertising space will be
reserved for them in the News pro
viding they want to wake up and do
business during the coming year.
For Sale. An incubator of 100
'esrer canacitv. and a brooder of the
same size. Write to
Surveys are being made of all th
principal streets of Wailuku including
Vineyard street from the cemetery
'" to Market street, with the view of
making estimates for an appropna
(By Special Wirele.-s to Maui News)
Honolulu, Djc. I2G. Tiie
cnbla ship Silver-ton arriv
ed in Honolulu Harbor this
Steps should at once bo taken lo
orraui.e a citizens committee
ook after the. interests of the town
because pleaty of things win
doing soon, ol material interest to
NOTICE. There is still one stor
to let on the first floor of Pythiia
Hall building, aud any one desiring
to secure it should make immediate
D. L. MEYER.
The arrival oftiie cable ship was
decidedly" mixed" by conflicting Ule
igrrams, but yesterday's wireless re
lieved all suspense, the nexrmail
'from Honolulu will probably eiutain
a full a.v.min t of the cetebratlou of
. Notice. The Hauiakuapol Plan
tation Stare will be closed Dember
'29, 30, and 31,(Monday, Tuesday and
- Wednesday,) or tke purpose of tak
Court Clerk Crook states that the
' aw books and papers which journey
.ed overland to Lahaiua aud , return
met the usual disastrous results iu
the way of weary.tear iand, .damage,
xthu-h rri.i nnlv hn av Jied bv holding
' nil future tel-nisof ( l:Vit Clrt it
Tlio above dispatch was received
at tho Mal'I News ollioe at eleven
'clock yesterday morni'ip and soon
the gO'id news oas been told all over
he Island where there is teljphone
During the early part of the
eek news roie.hed hete via Fanning
Island that tho Silverton had not
nided the cable and that the vessel
would not be able, to leave San Fran-
iseo before the storm abated. I
The foriign mail on Wednesday
roujiht the good news that the're-
iort via Fanning Island was incur-
eet. The cable was successfully
landed iu San Francisco on Sunday,
December 14, and about midnight,
the Silverton left for Honolulu.
At 1:58 p. m. on Wedneslay, Dec
ember 10, the following message was
eceived in San Francisco from the
Noon. 240 knots off the coast in a
heavy sea. Rain during night, but
clear today. Speed, seven knots.
Everything going well.
According to this telegram, the
Silverton had been out GO hours, and
had averaged 4 miles per hour.
T'nis is probably explained by the
fact that tho Silverton started slow
ly and did not reach the speed of 7
miles per hour until some distance
out at sea. At the date of the mes
sage, the Silverton had 1.9(10 miles
ahead rf her, and at the rate of seven
miles per hour, twelve days would be
required to complete the voyage,
which would have brought the vessel
to Honolulu tomorrow, December 28.
The Fanning Island news was dat
ed December 20, and as the latest
news from the coast direct was De
cember 16, it was thought that
the Silverto.1 met a mishap and had
returned to San Francisco, December
L'he Nebrafkan, which left San
Francisco, December 10, at 4 f. M.,
did not sight the Silverton on her
way down, and this is regarded as
somewhat singular, aud both vessels
were approaching Honolulu by prac
tically the same route.
Arrangements will be made at
onee, by which bulletins of cable news
will be sent to Maui by wireless.
Paradise of the Pacific.
Redolent and shining with peculiar
ly Hawaiian flavor, the Christmas
number of the "Paradise of the Fao
ifio1' has made its appearance in en
largcd form which, typographically
considered, is beyond criticism.
The front outside cover is an ongi
mil design, in which the different
types of Hawaiian scenery and ob
iect of interest are beautifully group
ed. Tho back outside cover contains
a correct map of Pearl river and
The reading contents are rich and
varied, running the gairut from
Hawaiian myths to elaborato sta
tistics, and there is a profusion of fine
illustrations, as well as excellent
likenesses of many ot Honolulu's
Tho editor has evedently vorked
"con atnore" aud the result is one of
the best numbers ever published. A
large edition hns been issued, and
Maui people who have friends iu the
states or abroad should send them a
measure in 1898, and that afterwards
he learned from observation on the
mountain and wood roads of Maka
vuo, that fhe use of wide 'ires was
impracticable.' Consequently at the
1901 session of'the legislature ho vot
ed for a repeal of the measure, and
tho bill went to the governor for ap
proval. For some reason the bill
must have been lost sight of, because
no act of repeal appears in the Ses
sion Laws of 1901.
The best thing for all concerned on
M.iui is to leave the matter in abey
ance till the iheetiug of the legishi
lure, which will doubtless repeal, or
at least very material!? modify the
act. Otherwise thousands of dollars
would be uselessly spent to make
vehicles conform with a law which
should, and doubtless will be repeal
ed in a few months.
"Girdles" His Trees.
Ths Wide Tire Law.
Today, the wide-tire law is to go
into effect in Honolulu, and there
may be some effort to enforce it on
the other Islands.
Tho law is however entirely too
sweeping, una iu mosi respccii n
should be allowed to remain a dead
letter until the legislature has time
to meet aud repeal its most obnox
ious features. Tn large cities where
heavy loads are hauled, a wide tire
and a vies of different length tend to
protect tho streets, but for country
roads, the wide tire is of no particu
lar benefit, and tho change to wide
tiivs'-on Maui would at the present
time be an intolerable nuisance 'and
Senatpr.II. P. Baldwiu was inter
viewed by the News concerning the
law, and stated that itflras with - re
luctance that be tucported the
One of the loos'; successful methods
n rai.sinif oranges m Honolulu is to
be seen on the premises of William
Pifllips, corner of Fort and Kukui
streets, all his trees being heavily
uden with big, high colored fruit,
mostly of the Kona seedling variety.
Many years ago a Portugues resi
dent had a small orchard on the slopes
of Punchbowl aud seemed to be suc
cessful beyond general experience in
the raising and cultivation of oranges
and lemons. Before returning to Ma
deira ho gave a practical illustration
of his method of propagation.
Several of Mr. Philips' trees were
so close lo the fence that small boys
played havoc with the product aud
the owner decided to transplant the
trees to a small enclosure far away
from Hie rence. His metnou was
novel, for when the tree was moved
away, the roots and a few inches of
the trunk wero left in the ground.
The trunk thus removed and again
planted is flourishing today in a
manner to bring smiles to the hor
Two inches above the ground Mr.
Philips cut through the bark circling
the trunk. Four inches above this an
other circumference was cut. The
bark between the two lines was re
moved aud the exposed wood cleaned
off. Then a mixture of fine earth was
applied to the exposed part, and
covered with burlap, making what
might be termed a plumber's joint.
More earth was added. Then a box
with one side and the bottom removed
was placed about the tree, the fourth
side nailed up and bricks placed un
derneath it. Earth was packed in and
around the box, and every day for
months the ground was carefully
watered. At the end of four months,
the bricus wero removed and with a
saw the trunk just below the lower
edge of the originally exposed place
was cut through, lhe tree was
steadied by helpers and then lifted
from its stump and carried into an
other yard. A deep hole, large across
tho opt'iiing, was made and the tree
again planted, lue box was then
knocked away ana several healthy
roots were exposed, all growing from
the upper circumference rim.
The tree thus transplanted never
(ailed ana the fruit then growing up
on the branches ripened, and it still
bears with increased yield each July
and January. This method of cutting
away the bark, Mr. Philips calls
"girdling." From this same trans
planted tree Mr. Philips has made
several "girdlings." A "Plumber's
joint" is made upon a branch any
where on the tree rnd the earth is
heid to it by tin wrapped ab)ut it.
When tho time is ripe tho branches,
with tho fruit hanging thereon, are
cut away and transplanted. One such
branch from the transplanted tree
was taken to Kewalo and the fruit
from it is rich and juicy, aud 'gird
ling" will be performed upon the
"I don't know that many people
would want to take the trouble of
growing trees and raising the'fruit in
this manner," said Mr. Philips yes
terday, "butwheu it comes to raising
a tree from set-d and waiting several
years for the fruit, I feel pretty cei
tain that 'nrdlinr is the best. The
stump aud root left after 'girdling
does uot destroy the root, for from
every ono of the roots iu my yard new
trees have sprung up.". Advertiser
An clauorate racing program has
been prepared for New Year, at
I'aullsenberg has succeeded Char
ey Chillingworth as piesident of the
Honolulu ba&eball league.
It is a reasonably safe bet that raw
sugar Mil toucn the o tent mai'K
within the next six months.
New batteries have been received
from the Coast, for the inter-island
wireless, and better service will re
Are there enough special subscri
bers o.i Maui to justify the News in
issuing a rlaily 100 word bulletin of
Tne allies and Venezuela setm to
be trying to draw out Undo Sam on
the Monroe Doctrine. Don't kick a
Admiral Dewey has assumed com
mand of tho Caribbean fleet, and will
be somewhere around, if trouble
begins in Venezuela.
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Are tho best insur
ance and are suscept
ible of manv atlisti
FEASSON, & POTTER CO. LT D. &
Corner union njul Hotel at ret Is
P. O. Box Tel. Honolulu, U. T.
2 -PviPtiinsI'-i !o-?ifr.:vi
A first shipment of nearly twenty
tons of sisal have been forwarded to
San Francisco by the Hawaiian Sisal
and Fibre Co., of Oahu.
Tanbara, the Japauese murderer
who was to have been hanged at Hon
olulu yesterday, was granted a re
prieve by Governor Dole.
Governor Dole has written to Hen
ry E. Cooper to play governor when
the Silverton arrives. What is the
matter with Kate Kelley?
Tho nuisance of having to send the
Court, Sheriff, law library and legal
documents to Lahaina should be
abolished by the legislature.
A second-hand license to practice
before the District Courts on Maui
for sale. Nearly new, but considera
bly damaged by rough usage.
If the territorial laws were as se
vere and as strictly enforced as the
federal laws, there would be not so
much illicit liquor traffic in the ter-
The republican committee have
r.bout completed the draft of the
proposed courty bill, and it wll be at
once published and distributed for
An eastern physician has discover
ed the "laziness" microbe. Wailjku
merchants should at once lay in a
large stock of this microbe killer, for
It is rumored that W. R. Hearst
will be requested to establish a
great democratic daily at Honolulu
Wonder that lie hadn't already
thought of it himself.'
AVhen all the prominent muddy
roads on Maui are macadamized,
road building will only cost a nominal
sum, of whicn Main street, Wailuku,
will be a good example.
Within the past two or three years
the ferocious day moiquito of Hono
lulu has made its way to Maul, pro
bably in the wake of some particular
ly juicy and tender tourist.
The Independent is now coming out
strong for Princo Cupid. Testa's
heart hat been iu the right place all
the while,, but the funny attempt to
fuse the democrats and the home
ulors addled many other heads be
Now that President Roosevelt has
decided to appoiut Dr. VV. D. Krum,
the colored applicant, as collector of
the port at Charleston, South CarO'
liua, he should follow suit and bestow
like honors on Boston, New York,
Philadelphia. San Francisco and
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Arbitration for Venezuela.
Fanning Island, December 20, by
S. S. Sonouio, arriving Dtcember 2$.
The Venezuelan question will be
submitted to arbitration. Pending
the adjustment of the claims of
Great Britain and Germany there
will be cessation of hostilities 'on tlia
part of those Powers ajgaibst Vene
1867 . 1902
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TOBACCO, CAMEO and CYCLE CIGARETTES.
Orders Will Receive the Best and MOST PROMPT ATTENTION
In accordance with Section 1 of
Chapter XXVI of the laws of 188(5:
All persons holding water privi
leges or those paying water rates
are hereby notified that tho water
rates for the term ending June 30,
l'.)03, will be due and payable at Hie
office of the WTailuku & Kahului Wa
ter works.on the 1st day of Jauuary,
All such rates remaining unpaid
for 15 days after they are due will
be subject to an additional 10 per
All privileges upon which rates
remain unpaid February 15, l!i03,(30
days after becoming delinquent), are
liable to suspension without further
Rates are payable at the office of
the .Water Works hi the WailukuJ
Court House Building.
W. E. BAT-,
' - Supt. Wailuku & Kahului
Water Wouks. : .
Wailuku, Pef. 13. 190'.
The First National Bank .
Incorporated under the Laws of tho United States al
Washington, D. C, l'JOl.
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T. C. LINDSAY and R. A. WADSWORTH, Diklctors, .
Solicits accounts of Corporations, Firms and individuals.
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THE "MAUI BAZAAR.
Hawaiian Curios, Ivory Wreaths, Lauhala Hats, Mats end
' xiaskets of Hawaiian Manufacture, and Hawaiian Quilts.
Hawaiian Tapas and Koa Calabashes, Birds' Nest Fern Work,
Such as Napkin Rings, etc.
We Also Receive Articles on. Cciisigntrnts.
Order Will Receive Prompt and Careful Attention. '. i
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