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Sltowerv weather ' on Maul this
Haseball will sootr be resumed ut
. Now is the time to start' your sum
flier crop of papayas.
Pheasants and plover ui e abundant
in Maui, and afford tine sport.
Subscribe for the Nnws. You owe
; that much t.i your local paper.
First Class job work turned . out
promptly at the News Job Oiliee.
Thc'storm of the past few tluys
has caused rough seas ut ull Maul
The Sunday dinners ut the Maul
Hotel are becoming a popular insti
tution. The Paia Plantation Mill mado a
record rtin last week, turning out
over 350 tons.
Thursday evening club dances at
K.of P. Hall are a fixed and popular
innovation in Wailuku.
Goat hunting on the table lunch
mauka of Wuikapu offers quite an
attraction to our nimrods.
, Konohi or Chinese New Year was
elaborately observed by the Chinese
residents of Wailuku this week.
This will be the banner vear for
sugar production on Maui and next
year promises better, if no drouth
The average output of sugar on
Maul this week has been between 600
and 600 tons per day. But we can
There will be a meeting of the
Maul Athletic Association on Monday
evening, Feb. 2 and ull members
should try to be present.
The Mauna Loa mail from Hawaii
was unable to land at Maalaea Bay
on Thursday night, and was carried
on and landed at Lahaina.
The Bergstrom Music Co., have is-
sued a new book of Hawaiian songs
1 and hulas, elegantly illustrated, price
$1.50. Send to tliem for a copy. '
Wailuku feels duly grateful to the
lao Stable s for a first class hearse.
u, team and driver for funeral purposes.
The Pake was becoming tiresome.
First Class, merchantable lumber
for sale on the beach, at $22.00 per
M., erot cash. Apply to
4 CYRUS T. GREEN
,. Wailuku now has a sufficiently
large and intelligent population to
attempt the organization of either a
literary club'or aChatauqua Society.
Corn For Sale. This year's crop.
Telephone or apply to
4 ' E. U. BAILEY,
Two new San Francisco ads, the
'Rothenberg Co.j wholesale liquor
dealers and J. F. Cunningham & Co.,
- wholesale grocers, appear in this is
The expiration of water leases and
the construction of new water ditches
on Wailuku Plantation will make
' quite a favorable addition to the cane
The Kabului Railroad. Co. has to
hustle, to gather in the sugar from
Puunene, Paia, Haiku and Wailuku,
as fast as it drops from the csntrif-
; ugals. '
v " ; It is gratifying to be able to an
? neunce that work on our streets Is
v1 being energetically' pushed, and that
" itf Wailuku Is getting ready for its
Maui was treated to another uorlh
koria rainstorm this week, commen
cing on Tuesday afternoon, with
more, wind than rain, however.
The December and January number
of ''Sidelights" published by C. L.
Clement of Hilo is a magazine which
should be carefully read by every
farmer and business man on Maui.
Send for a copy of it on the say-so of
the News man.
Amateur vegetable gardening on
Maui is receiving quite an impetus,
and the people are learning to send
to the. coast for choice becds. It
would pay some of our local merch
ants to handle and advertise choice
. garden seeds.
In about three weeks -time . the
people of Central Maui will be treated
to a delightful concert. The music
promises to be of the highest class
and a very interesting feature will
be the Pianola which will bo heard
for the lifbt time on Maui. The eon
cert will given by the K. of P., under
the direct .management . of C I).
Lulkiu, .' '
Ons Year it Ptuncne.
Just one yeur ugo. last Thursduy,
at nyj.i U A. M. the Nkws man
wiis'lieiniitlf-d to open the. throttle
at 'Puunene, f: r the first sound of
the whistle which announced Unit the
baby mill of Maui hud begun Its firs4
work. At 11 o'clock A. M. on Thurs
day of this week, the News man, who
is, now the rogultfrly elected and
qualified mascot of Puuneue, was
tended u like honor by. Engineer
Williams, and it is the object of this
article to briefly sketch u few of the
things that have happened between
The mill has run steadily for the
past twelve: months, the ojtputof
sugar being approximately 34,000
tons of which 8,300 tons represent
this year's crop, the season for which
began December 1, the grinding of
tho old crop having been finished
November 29. The estimate for this
season's run for Puunene und Kihci,
which will close ubout the last of
August, is 23,000 tons.
Only one nine-roller mill was oper
ated lust year, until Decemoer 15,
wnen a second nine-roiler mill was
a'lded, which practically doubled the
out put of the mill, with the use of
only two additional boilers, six having
been in use previously. Everything
hus run smoothly sir.ee the mill was
first started, und the average out
put is 1,500 tons per week, although
the mill is capable of 1,800 tons per
week, when run to its full capacity.
Lust week, the output was 1,385
tons, but it will lis more this week,
last Tuesday's run amounting to 272
tons which is the champion day's
run. The mill could at present han
dle a 50,000 ton crop.
At present it requires 71 tons of
cone to one ton of sugar, but when
the cane ripens more, sav ubout
March, the ratio will be reduced to
71 tons of cane to i ton of sugar.
The sugar polarizes Tiigh, and it is
a noteworthy fact that it increases In
polarization, in transit to the coast,
although losing slightly in weight.
About two thirds of the output goes
to San Fri.ncisco, and the remaining
third around the horn. " '
There is a large output of bagasse
at Puunene, the surplus of which is
used at the different pumps on the
Planting will begin in May this
year, and a large increase lu the area
of cane is planned for. t he cano is
largtly cultivated and harvested on
the contract system, which is proving
eminently successful, and does away
with the former scarcity of labor.
There is a very noticeable feeling
of harmony between the management
and the working force, and this is as
noticeable in the mill as on the plan
tation, and as long as H. P. Baldwin
retains the management of the plan
tations und Engineer Williams sup
erintends the mill, the best results
possible will be produced, 40,000 tons
per year not being many years
distant, with fair seasons.
New Bills Being Framed.
Attorneys U. K. Keawehaku and
P. N. Kahokuoluna of Lahaina,Maui,
are now framing and preparing the
following bills to forward to the com
An uct dividing the District of
Makawao in two Judiciary Districts,
Eastern and Western Makawao.
An act to amend chapter 55 Ses
sion Laws of 1890.
An act giving tho right and priv
ilege to District Magistrates by or
der and praying of the High Sheriff or
Deputy SherhT to eui ploy counsel to
assist prosecution on principal cases
An act to provide a District Magis
trate for the District of Makawao
An act to amend the 2nd part of
the Section 132 Pen?' Laws pertain
ing to Larceny Second Degree.
An act to amend Section 200,
chapter 23 Penal Laws.
Pol and Vegetable Iuspector for
the District of Lahaina, Maui, and
also a Humane Officer.
Salary, Superintendent of Water
Works Lahaina, $2,400.
Salary, District Magistrate ot
V.'estern Makawao, $1,920.
A separate item in Appropriation
for each street In town of Lahaina,
Resolution, ordering the Superin
tenuent of public Work to name
streets of Lahaina, Maui.
Washington. P. C, Jan. 28.--The
diplomatic representatives of Great
liritain. Germany and Italy have cv
bled their Governments favoriug the
acceptance of Minister Bowen s prop
osition to offer the Venezuelan cus
toms as a guarantee for the payment
of claims' preliminary to further
Herd of Sea Serpents.
Secretary George O,' -'Coupe r of
the ILina Piuntatiou Co. reports to
the News that ubout. 3:30 p. in. o:i
Thursday u herd of sea serpents con
sisting of three old bulls, one young
bull, five cows und over u dozen
yearling und two-year old serpents,
appeared near the shore, off liana
The Claudine was soon due, and
Mr. Cooper states that some fear was
felt lest they might attack the incom
ing steamer. A wigwag station was
at once established on the summit of
Puu o Kauwiki, to warn Captain
Parker of the danger, und Mr.
Cooper organized a flee tof attacking
canoes, 'manned by stalwart oars
men. Arming t-uch boat with sev
eral large packages of dynamite, to
which short pieces of fuse were at
tached, Mr. Cooper assumed com
mand of the expedition, and standing
erect in the bow of the leading
boat,- the fleet advanced slowly and
cautiously in compact order toward
When wi thin 100 yards of the herd,
an ola bull, evidently the leader,
whose length Mr. Cooper ascertained
by ti iangulation to be 121 feet and 6
inches, raised hi i head some twelve
feet out of the Water, and uttering
fierce roars, advanced with a slow
and sinuous motion toward the ad
vancing fleet, his tail lashing up a
cataract of foaming water. Mr.
Cooper states that he waited coolly
till the monster bull was about twen
ty yards distant, when he lighted the
fuse of a large package of dy.iamite,
and signalled to his oarsmen who
bent to their oars, and the boat shot
forward. When within twenty feet
of the monster, Mr. Cooper hurled
the package of dynamite which fell
squarely on the bull's back, explod
ing at the same moment and for the
next few minutes the water was
alive with sharks, devouring the
A second bull then charged the
fleet, meeting the same fate at Mr.
Cooper's hands, when the third bull
taking the alarm, gathered the herd
and led them swiftly in a south east
erly direction, toward the Nicaraguan
Mr. Cooper states that it is not un
common for a herd of sea serpents to
appear off liana harbor every Kono
hi or Chinese New Year, but that
the band was larger than usual this
New Butcher Shop.
The management of the Kah?kiuui
Ranch property will open a new
butcher shop in the new Enos block
on Market street about the ' mid
dle of February, at which the fat
beeves for which Kabikinui Ranch
has become noted under its present
management, will be sold exclusively.
Dr. Raymond, the manager of
Kahikinui favored the News with a
brief interview concerning the new
enterprise at which he explained that
heretofore the Honolulu market has
absorbed the entire output of Kahi
kinui, and would continue to do so, 'if
allowed but that with the increased
output of fat cattle at Kahikinui,
resulting from the development of
more water, and the fencing in of
additional fattening paddocks, it is
deemed expedient to cater to the
Maui trade, by establishing a retail
market in Wailuku, which will ex
clusively handle the best beef pro
duced "at Kahikinui.
Thi3 will prove a boon to Wailuku
lor the beer sometimes sold at our
markets is not by any means a first
class article. Dr. Raymond's well
known enterprise and energy is a
sufficient guarantee that the new
shop will be a popular institution,
supplying as it will at all times a high
grade of beef, and at the same time
will furnish some of ' the other
marketable commodities for which
Kahikinui is noted, especially poult ry
Death ot George Nell!.
George Neill, son of John Neill of
Catton, Neil' & Co., died yesterday
morning shortly after 5 o'clock at the
residence of his father on Matlock
avenue. Ho had been ill for a 6hort
time and death was due to dropsy,
The deceased was thirty-one years of
age, and had been employed recently
aboard the tug Fearless and prior to
this was an engineer on the steamer
Helene. He leaves a father and
mother, a brother at Wailuku and t
sister, Mrs.' R. D. Moler of Eleele
Kauai. The funeral will take place
this afternoon at 4 o'clock from St
Andrew's Cathedral. Adve User,
A war cloud is l.jor.nn;
Bolivia, over the buuishiucn'
Edward Folitz predicts 40(1,000
tou of .ligar at
I cents a pound fur
Iliiwaii this veur.
The Hoiio'ulu papers have about
agreed that an end 'of star chiiutner
proceedings should be nuuie. ' '
Attorney Lorin Andrews of Hono
lulu has been appointed Attorney
General of the Territory, to sueceed
E. P. Dole.
Wuiuiku people must learn to work
together, if they hope to get Fonie of
the good things which a united effort
will bring them.
Tanbara failed to perfect his appeal
and will be resentenced to tie hanged
by .Tuc'g? Estee, on the return of the
latter from Hilo.
The tax question has already rais
ed a rumpus in Honolulu, "and will
prove ono of the hardest nuts for the
the legislature to crack.
The'canned pineapple trade of the
Islands is one of our most . promising
young industries and will make the
fortunes of those who engage in it.
Now is the time for action, if the
bulk of the people of Maui really
want to stop the nuisance of having
to move the circuit court to Lahaina
once a year.
The fact that four state senates
deadlocked on the e'ection of U. S.
senator is a lair argument in favor
of their election by the direct vote
of the people.
For a town without a hotel, Hilo
is a thrifty little burg, and some
enterprising landlord shouid build a
tavern there, with entertainment fur
man and beast.
The Star editorially qu-stions the
commercial utility of the cable, but
if the lino should happen to snap, its
money" value to the Islands would nt
once become apparent.
To hear the Advertiser denouncing
secret sessions of the Board of Educa
tion, and then listen to the Bulletin
defending them makes one as dizzy
as the proverbial perch that was
caught in the whirlpool.
The public are patiently wailing to
learn why the thumbscrews were put
on Cathcart's aspirations for the At
torney Generalship. Something is
going to drop, if one or two more
good men are treated in a like man
ner. Mahomet Khan the juggler, who
lifts blocks of stone with his eyelids.
and Incidentally shifts many coins
from the pockets of his andience to
his own, has reappeared in Honolulu
with a brand new pair of tight fitting
yellow silk pantaloons.
Wlien W. 6. Smith, in defense of
the Islands against foreign leprosy,
comes up against a congress which is
indignant at the idea of leprous mar
riages, it will be a beautiful illustra
tion of the impact of an irresistible
force against an immovable body.
The deferred annual stockholders'
meeting of the First National Bank
of Wailuku will be held at the Bank
ing house in Wailuku on Monday,
March 2nd, 1903, at one o'clock p. m.
C. D. LUFKIN.
An excellent piano, "as good as new,
an elegant phaeton and good, strong,
reliable horse, a bed-room set, dining
room set. etc. etc. Apply to .
V. A. Vbtlesen.
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, 11)03.
L. L. McCANDLESS, Chairman.
C. H. DICKEY.
J. B. KAOHI.
Committee on Public Lands.
Kahikinui Botf a Specialty. ,.
ROAD WAGONS, CANOPY TOP & CURTAINS $90. AND UPWARD,
TWO SEAT WAGOISS "
HARNESS $12.00 UP PET SET'
OUR PRICES THE LOWEST,
OUR GRADE THE HIGHEST,
OUR TERMS THE EASIEST.
P. R. ISEXBERG, President,
Clias, F. Merrick Carriage Co., LtM.
125 Merchant St h get, UoNoun.r,
'.Ma. jarjxA.vmrs: - Ufc
ITALIAN MARBLE, SCOTCH
and AMERICAN GRANITE '
NEW DESIGNS. FL'E WORKMANSHIP
IRON SAFES. WROUGHT IRON HITCHING POSTS
WRITE FOR ESTIMATES, OR WHAT IS
BETTER WHEN IN HONOLULU CALL '
AND LOOK OVER THE STOCK OF
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1048-1050 .ALAKEA St. Bet. KING and HOTEL Sts. v
WITH THEIR THIRTY.FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE
Dry Goods and General Merchandise
Business Carry the best Selected Stock for ISLAND TRADli.,
Which They Offer and Sell TO THE TRADE ONLY, a,
Prices and Terms Most Favorable.
We Fear No
SOLE AUiSNTS for LiHiLiti juiit,K ana ttiussuu; :
TOBACCO, CAMEO nnd CYCLE CIGARETTES.
Orders Will Receive the Best and MOST PROMPT ATTENTION;'
The First National Bank
Incorporated under the Laws, ot the United States a
Washington, D. 0., 1901.
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier.
C. LINDSAY and R. A. WADSWORTH, Directors,
Solicits accounts of Corporations, Firms aoid. Individuals
DRAWS EXCHANGE on
THE MAUI BAZAAR,
Hawaiian Curios, Ivory Wreaths, Lauhala Hats, Mats -and'
ilaskets of Hawaiian Manufacture, and Hawaiian Quilts, i
Hawaiian Taps and Koa Calubasha6, Dirds' Nest Fern. Work,
Such'as Napkin Ringsr etc,
We Also Receive Artictes enConsignmeuls.
Order Will Receive Prompt and Careful-Attention...
K. of P. HALL BUILDING WAILUKU, MAUI'
Mrs, J. K. Kahookel
,from insects, dust &
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ance and nresuscept-'
i'.ile of many artistic
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Corner Union and llolel Streets . !?
P.O.Box 7S4. Honolulu, H. T. ig
P. O. Box 23
Next to Stanoenwald Building.
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