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Wailuku gets thc.tounty scat, .
Ferns For Sale,
Mrs. G. B. ROBERTSON.
When you vihit Lahainn, (ttop at
Matt McCann'8 hotel. Just like
Vineyard street should and will be
macadamized from the cemetery to
The Maui Athletic Association
should wake up and get ready for the
coming season's bports.
The wharf at Maalaea Buy is in
sad need of repairs, Supt. Cooper
should make a note of it.
Wiluku has passed through a pro
tracted belt of storms, and is her
Own smiling self once more.
The dancing club in large numbers
met at K. of 1 Hall on Thursday
evening and had a most enjoyable
Puunene Mill has turned out 230
tons of sugar per day, every day
this week, which is the- world's re
cord, to date.
Houolulu mails have been received
in Wailuku every day this week, ex
cept Monday, from regular and
The district courts, both at Lahai
na and Uailuku have beeu rushed
with business this ween, and the
lawyer arc nil getting fat.
The News was disappointed again
last Friday by the non-arrival of lat
est wireless news. What the Dick
ens is the matter, Cross?
Dull times are reported at Lahai
na but the mill is running on full
time, and the Pioneer Plantation is
in a prosperous condition.
See announcement cf Haiku Sugar
Co. 's Store on page two, and hold
your orders for summer dress goods
until further announcement.
Corn For Sale. This year's crop.
Telephone or apply to
E. it. BAILEY, .
If the Maui Racing Association
want the big races hero on July 4.
they will have 16 get a move oc, or
Hilo will again preempt our old rac
ing day. V . '
The work of grading our streets is
being pushed, and should be contin
ued until all of the incorporated por
tion of the city has macadamized
If in the light of occurring events
the citizens of Wailuku don't call a
mass meeting, get together . and be
gin to pull, the News will transfer
the county seat to Lahaina.
-The shaft at Camp 3, Kihei, Iras
suffered orly nominal damages by the
fire, the machinery in the shaft be
ing uninjured, and the pumps will
soon be ready for work again. N
It is now time for our local mer
chants to wake up, advertise their
goods, wares and merchandise, and
get ready to catch on the revival of
- business whieh iaj)preaching.
The advent or"the Alice Kimball
with a cargo of cheap lumber and
goods has opened the eyes of the bus
iness public on Maui to a whole lot of
possibilities, all around the Island.
The polo grounds at Kahului are
being covered with a velvety coat of
grass, and when the sun and lains
fcave finished their work, thero will
not be a finer polo field on the Islands.
The annual stockholders' meeting
of the First National Bank of Wailu
ku called for the election of officer? on
last Tuesday evening, has been defer
red for thirty days, and w'll be held
The road between Wailuku and La
haina is in fairly good condition save
at one point on the Lahaina portion
of the pali, which should be mended
at once. There are also many rocks
in the Lahaina end of the road
which should at once be removed.
The Pioneer Plantation is. develop
ing an unexpected amount of water
by mountaiu tunelling, cud the day
is not far off when the plantation at
Lahaina will be the banner planta
tion on Maui. Manager Barckhauseu
will deserve much of the credit due
for the uew condition of affairs.
Tax-Assessor W. T. Robinson, who
has recently been doing some ama
teur gardening in Kula, With seeds
obtained from Wray Taylor, showed
some radishes this week in Wailuku
that were monsters in size, bc'wv
twelve inches long anJ several inch
es, in diameter. He also showed
some high grade turnips, but reports
tbilb tfefi swoit corn was failure.
The County Government Bill.
The drnfV'of the proposed cotinty
government bill, together with a re
port therein by (Jl'i.irninn W. O.
Jtmilh lias been reported.
By the bill prepared the Territory
is divided into five Counties us fol
lows: The County of Oahu, being the
Island of Ouhu, with the county seut
' The County of Maui, being the
Islands of Maui, Lanui, Molnl.ui end
Knhoolawe', with the county seat at
The County of West Hawaii, being
the part of the Island ot Hawaii com
prised within Ihe districts of Kim,
North Kohala, South lvohala, North
Kona and South Kona, and all other
Islands within a limit of three nauti
cle miles of the shore thereof; with
the county seat at Kailua.
Tljc county of East Hawaii, beine
that part of the Tsland of Hawaii
comprised within the district of lliio,
Puna and Hamakiia, and all other
islands within a limit of three nnuii
cle miles of the shores thereof; with
the county seat at Hilo.
The County of Kauai, being the Isl
ands of Kauai and Niihau, with tin
county seat at Lihue.
Provision is made for changeing
This division conform? exact! to
the division of the Territory by the
Organic Act into judicial circuits.
These counties are divided into dis
tricts for road purposes and jurisdic
diction of Magistrates, the districts
and their boundaries being the same
as at present.
The bill provides for the following
A Board of Supervisors, consisting
of five members, county clerk, sheriff,
treasurer, tax collector, who is also
license collector, recorded, auditor,
assfssor, surveyor, district attorney,
coroner, metnoers of the road board,
road supervisor and 'district magis
trates. Alt save members of the
road board, the road supervisor aud
district magistrates, are to be elect
ed; the bill providing for the appoint
ment of members of the road board
by the Board of Supervisors, of the
road supervisor by the road board,
and of tne magistrates by the gov
ernor. The question ,'of taxation has re
ceived careful 'attention, and with
some necessary amendments will
The bill provides for the control by
the county of certain public works
and iustitutio.is. The present road
law is continued in force, except
that all power now exercised by the
Superintendent of Public Works is
transferred to the Board of Super
visors. The counties also take com
plete control of county jails, fire ap
paratus, water works, street light
ing systems and markets.
There is constituted by the till a
"Territorial Board of Public Institu
tions" consisting of territorial of
ficers. To this board is transferred
all power relative to harbors and
wharves, houses of correction and re
formatory institutions, territorial
penitentiary, charitable institutions,
executive building and judiciary build
ing. The present Oahu jail is declar
ed to be the territorial penitentiary,
and all persons under sentence of one
year or more must be confined there.
A part of said building is to be used
as the jail of Oahu county.
The present school syst.'m remains
intact. The Board ot Health is like
wise continued, with duties and
powers as at present. The bill, by
its provisions, goes into effect Jan. 2,
1904, the election of county officers
to be held iu November.
Pilikla tot a Portuguese,
Jose Gomez, tne apparently half
wit'ed Portuguese 'ho was recently
arrested in Lahaina for the larceny
of a watch, picked the lock of the
Lahaina jail with a wire which he
carried concealed about his person,
and succeeded in making his escape.
A reward was offered for his recap
ture, and a week ago the Sheriff
learned that the man bad mad bis
way on foot to Hana and that a woek
ago he took the steamer at Hana for
Honolulu. Sheriff Boldwin intercepted
hitn and took him from the jteamer
at Kahului. : ; !
On Tuesday of this week i ha wa
tried for larceny and i.lso for )aity'
breaking before District Magistrate
Kahaulelio of Lahaina. He pVadecJ
guilty of jail breaking and was seal
tenced to six months at hard labor
He was aUo held on the charge of
larceny of the watch, and if indicted
by the grand jury, will be tried by the
Circuit Court at Wailuku, in June- J
Death of Mck. V. A. Vetleser.
-f - '
Not unexpectedly, yet with a pain
ful shock the siid news was received
last Sunday morning that Mrs. Vet
tlesen Ins psisseil away about 11
o'clock the niyhi. before at her resi
dence in Wailuku, hs Ihe result of an
nit nek of appriulieiti. For a day or
two previous a; hope had been band
oncd litit nil that loving hand.-, eouhl
do was iione lomal.e the end u peace
f Lii one.
Mrs, Vetlecn nana most charming
woman who married one of our towns
men two years ago and has ever since
resided in our midst, where she hu
won the respeet and highest estrcln
of a larg; circle or IrieiiiN, wlm mouri
her untimely loss.
The fnticriil services were held ut
the Episcopal Church, Canon Auli
officiating, and the remains weve
followed to the cemetery by a hwg
concourse of her friends who decked
the cofiiii and covered the grave with
mas.'.es of beautiful lnwcrs whose
mote language el'x.jtu u ly typified
tln brief and benul ifi.l life of her
whose grave they ilfeked.
The pall bearers were Mr. James
Scott, Mr. fl. 15. Welle-, Mr. Hoff
mann a I'd Judge VY. A. McKac.
The Experiment fftntion.
Director Jared Smith of the Haw
aii Experiment Station bus issued
the following announcement:
Notice Beginning with January.
1903, 'Mie Hawaii Experiment Station
will publish in this form a series or
papers known as Press Bulletins. The
subject matter of these Bulletins will
be notes of minor importance, or
reports of preliminary experiments.
or compilations from the publications
of other experiment stations and
scientific institutions of immediate
Interest to the farmers of Hawaii.
The regular bulletins of this station
will hereafter contain in more com
plete form the results of original re
search investigations conduct. d by
the station staff.
JAKED G. SMIVH.'
Special Agent, in Charge.'
Honolulu, January 2, 1903.
Accompanying the notice is Press
Biilletii', No'. 1, describing the organ
ization of the local station. Mr.Smith
has a mailing list of a ''out 2,000
names, whieh will be added to as new
names are seut in, to which the ' bul
letins will be regularly forwarded.
A Card of Thanks.
I wish to extend my most heartfelt
gratitude and thanks to all for their
kindly sympathy and help in my time
of trouble and bereavement.
V. A. Vetlesen.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 22. The
Panama canal treaty was signed to
Maraeaibo, Jan. 20. Angered at
the repulse that the German war
ship Panther met with on her at
tack last Sunday on the fortress of
San Carlos in the Gulf of Maraeaibo,
the Germans today returned to the
attack with three of their warships.
The Germans fired shot and shell in
to the fortress and the Venezuelans
replied with great rapidity. Shells
from the squadron set fire to the vil
lage near the fort. German residents
who are large property holders, are
protesting against the bombardment.
Maraeaibo, Jan. 22. The bom
bardment of Fort San Carlos, , the
Venezuelans trongholds, wasresum-
cd today with a loss to the defensive
forces of twenty killed and a number
Denver, Col., Jan. 21. The legis
lative deadlock is becoming critical.
Two Senates are now organized and
armed guards occupy the chamber of
the House. Bloodshed is feared.
Mazatlan, Jan. 21. There were
six deaths today from .the bubonic
plague and by order of the author
ities one hundred houses in the in
fected district were ourned.
Constantinople, Jan. 21. A Rus
sian topede boat has been permitted
despite the protests of Great Britain
to pass the Dardanelles.
New York, Jan. 21. Following
the successful work of Marconi's
wireless telegraph across oceun it is
now proposed to Inaugurate a sys
tem for trancontinental wireless from
New York to San Francisco.
Dresden, Jan. sw. itt American
tobacco combine has formally open
ed a campaign for the control of the
German markets. German dealers
ju-opose to retaliate with a boycott.
W, O, Smith left Tor Washington
y Tuesday's Hongkong Muru.
The poor i.re tcuiiiig up wooden
pavements iu Toledo, Ohio, lor fuel.
The powers have di.icovercu that
the Chinese goose lays only shver
Honolulu could have belter spure.
a better man than Demi I nu Gcurye
A. T. Atkinson, formally e.iis an
editorial writer on the Slur, nus re
tired from that position.
If VY. O. Smith is not verv cui cful,
he will put un effectual Uiinper on
Now that the Sultan of join is
dead, Roosevelt should appoint Hon.
Ueed Smoot of Utah til succeed him.
A, G. M. Robertson is n. poin d u
have been offered and to have refused
the appointment, as Attorney Gen
It is liable to cost W. C. Peucich
of Honolulu $000 to re.uly linti oui
whether oi not lie is an Amerieai
The Advertiser suggests that th.
editorial syndicate of the Slur ha.
fcoue onto a meat diet. Well, it v a,
Cardinal Vannutelii, recently uj
pointed to succeed Cardinal Parou-
chi would prove a worthy succtssoi
to Leo XIII
There will be a tight made to tuki
educational matters out of the. pres
ent hands, us provided by the pro
posed county bill.
No one has ever doubted but thai
Wailuku would be the County seat, m
Maui County, Hon. Billy White to
the contrary all the while.
Juliau Ralph, one of the most bril
liant newsuaper vvi iters that Ame
ica ever produced, has recently died,
after several months' illness.
Charles H. Clark, Superintendent
of Kahhi Detention Camp has been
arrested on the charge of embezzle
inent of rent monies collected.
Peter Lee is organizing' a $30,010
company to grow and export bananas
on Hawaii. It should be only a cjuest
ion of time till Maui follows suit.
Attorney A. N. Hayseklcn of La
huina went to Honolulu last Satur
day to "lobby" for the county seat,
but he apparently arrived too late.
W. E. Devereuux is on Maui this
week looking out for the interests of
Grimbaum & Co. with one eye, and
looking for calabashes with the other.
The Home Rulers are preparing a
memorial to be forwarded to the
Senatorial Commission endorsing the
feaeral tenure of the leper settle
ment. Dr. Mays was appointed a member
of the Board of Health to succeed
Dr. Sloggett, and the Board have
elected Dr. Cooper as President of
Three hundred Americans have
banded together to oppose Cuban
sovereignty over the Isle of Pines,
and the fight will be a complicated
but beautiful one.
Edwin S. Gill, former editor of the
Republican, has been discovered y
the Advertiser in an attempt to
grab the governorship of Hawaii. Go
it, Gill; go it 'Tiser.
The action of congress on the Ko
hala Ditch bill illustrates the differ
ence between disposing of such mat
ters publicly and doing them in star
chamber proceedings by the "cab
inet" in Honolulu.
The proceedings at the plague con
ference in Washington developed the
statement from Surgeou General
Wyman that there have been 93 cases
of plague in San Francisco, and that
the rats are affected.
The wires composing Marconi's
heart strings have become seriously
entangled in a love affair, and he is
devising a new magnetic detector
to record the new variety of "waves"
that thrill his nerve centers.
The Senate Committee on Public
Lands ask all persons having com
plaints or suggestions as to any
changes in the Land Laws of the
Territory of Hawaii to communicate
with any member of the Committee.
Honolulu, January 13th, 1903.
L. L. McCANDLESS, Chairman.
C. H. DICKEY.
I J. B. KAOHI.
.Committee on Public Lands.
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sr PEARSON, & POTTER CO. LTD. t$
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ROAD WAGONS, CANOPY TCP &
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HARNESS $12.00 UP PET SET.
OUR PRICES THE LOWEST,
OUR GRADE THE HIGHEST,
OUR TERMS THE EASIEST.
P. R. ISENBERG, Piiesidem.
Chas. F. Herrick Carriage Co., Lfd.
12.") Mebchant Street, Honolulu, Next to Stakgexwald Building
Carload of Monuments
ITALIAN MARBLE, SCOTCH
and AMERICAN GRANSTE
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WITH THEIR THIRTY-FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE
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Business Carry the best Selected Stock for ISLAND TRADBj..
Which They Offer and Sell TO THE TRADE ONLY, at.
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We Fear No Competition
SOLE AGENTS for LITTLE JOKLli and CROSS CUT"
TOBACCO, CAMEO and CYCLE CIGARETTES,
Orders Will Receive the Best aud MO vT PROMPT ATTENTION;:
The First National Bank
Incorporated under the Laws of the Uoited States a
Washington, D. C, 1901.
CHAS. M. COOKE, President
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier.
U C. LINDSAY and R. A. WADSWORTH, DiREeroR8
Solicits accounts of Corporations, Firms and Individuals.
DRAWS EXCHANGE on allParts of the World.
THE MAUI BAZAAR,
Hawaiian Curios, Ivory Wreaths, Lauhala Hats, Mats and
jiaskets of Hawaiian Manufacture, and Hawaiian Quilts.
Hawaiian Tapas and Koa Calabashes, Birds Nest Fora Work,
Such as Napkin Rings, etc. '
We Also Receive Articles on" Consignments..
Order Will Receive Prompt and Careful Attention..
!K. of P. HALL BUILDING
Mrs. J. K. Kahookele,
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from insects, dust iv. rs
Are the best insur
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