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PUBLISHED EVtkY SATURDAY
Office, BAILEY BLOCK, Main St.
WAILl'Sl. fllAll, T. H.
One year, (in advanr t $2.50
Sis' months " . 1.50
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ti-ms un pertinent Miios. Write ouly on
one alduof nvr. 81kd your rmm vhk-h
will ho hu.u c utiuetitiui u uesirua.
tf. B. R03ERTS0N, Ed. and Prop.
MRS. C. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
Saturday, No vein bur
The refusal of Treasurer Kopoikai to hand
to acting Governor Carter was a
on Maui. The reasons jiven in K
' although cogent, are li'aruly strong
an obstructionist, and it is the general impression that it is some
'thing left unsaid, rather tnan what
Treasurer in'his decision. Of one
"and that is that Treasurer KepoiUai is not holding on to the office
for its emoluments because he sacrificed a lucrative law practice to
which he could leturn at any time,
ship. The chances are that Kepoikai had some Very substantial
backing and advice, before he
Xiithpr is KViiniU:ti holdim on to
he still persists in refusing to resign, his friends will readily be
"lieve that there are reasons which
matter, although at pre.,'eht it seems as if he were committing
Ji "It is absurd to suppose that the county law.if it is vulnerable,
"can be saved from attack by a political agreement," says Tues
day's Advertiser, which is the only safe and sensible view to take
of the mattei'. It Would simply be blind and stupid folly to put
the county act in'operation without tirst testiugits doubtful Validity
It will bo hard enough to embark in county government on Maui
with its present inefficient corps of county officers, but if the
county act is valid that could be endured. What would be beyond
endurance however would he to have county government inaugur
ated, moneva paid out and work doue and then have the Supreme
Court declai'e the whole thing illegal.thus entailing disastrous con
sequences all along tlie line". It is'oowardly. rather Chan conser
vative, to hesitate to have the County Act tested by the Supreme
Cburt, and those who have tho good of the country at heart should
unite to force an immediate decision 6n this point.
j2 Acting Governor Carter has raised a very serious question
touching the limitations of the power of the Territory to engage in
the work of County improvements, such as public buildings, roads
and the like class of improvements. Theoretically, each county
should provide the money and do all such work itself. True, the
loan bill was passed and tho loan negotiated with the specific view
of applying a part of the proceeds to the wants of the various
counties, but with the machinery of county government in active
operation it becomes a problem as to whether or not territorial
funds raised by the sale of territorial bonds can be rightfully
diverted to the uses of the separate counties. Possibly the money
might be used for the purposes intended, but in that case the
Territory might claim the ownership of the improvements until
reimbursed for the outlay by the counties. The proposition is a
'knotty one, '
5$ The Federal grand jury have succeeded in 'digging up those"
missing vouchers, and it is hiuted
.excellent pavement on the road which leads to the State's Prison.
The native Ha'.vaiians should take the lead in demanding the punish"
.ment of any Hawaiian who has been found guilty In the matter,
because it is too c'ommon a charge that llawaiians cannot bo trust
ed to handle moneys intrusted to their keeping, a sad illustration of
which recently occurred in the Puunene post ofiicei It is for the
Hawaiians themselves to establish a reputation which will wipe out
past stains, and prove themselves worthy of being implicitly trusted
in fiduciary capacities.
jiK The prom pt action of the United States government perfect
ing the Ptuiama Canal treaty and securing its ratification is a good
index of the future course of the government.. Beyond any doubt
work will be begun on the canal at the earliest possible mriment,
and will be pushed to a speedy liuish. What this jvill mean to the
.Hawaiian Islands is almost beyond computation Lying as we do
in the direct track of the world's commerce we' will reap benefits
so vast and varied that it will practically mark ah era in the pros
perity of the Islands.
j The United States has gone top far to recede in the Panama
Canal affair, and theie is no reasonable, doubt but that Congress
will back up the action of President Ttoosevelt even though it leads
to war with Colombia, which now seems possible. The canal must
and will be built, and when the Colombian congress checked the
movement there was nothing left to do save to apply the law of
eminent domain on an international scale.
Jt An Advertiser correspondent makes the point that a fast boat
with cheap round trip rates between San Francisco and Honolulu
would be the best inducement to ollef tourist travel', and that if
necessary the business men of Honolulu should buy or build and
run such a steamer. This is quite true, as far as it goes, but 'to
complete the idea another cheap, fast and commodious boat should
be built for iuter island tourist travel.
j2 Some additional light is being thrown on the effort to remove
the Wailuku Court House from its present sanitary and beautiful
site, to a remote location where it will catch all the drainage of
. Chinatown, but the motives alleged are no purer than the site
selected. Please keep out of the political sewer, gentlemin.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. J. W. Kiilua, Circuit luclfto, Wulluiiu
I,. It. Crook. t'lprlt Circuit Court. Wnlluliu
Judge W. A. McKny Dint. Magistrate, Wailuku
( Ims Coup, " " Nnkttwno
Knroulullo .. .. i,unum
K'.IH'lUHll, " nomnuim
. " J. K. Eliiuuun, " 1 Hnna
' Ftiniunu, " " Klmihuln
" MuboB " " MoIoUrI
" Kaiioonulntiiiln, " ' Lanal
L. M. HaMwIn, Sherllt, WolluUu
V. E. SufTorv, Djputy Shcnlt Wnlluku
Kilirnr Mortob. " " Maknwao
V. Wittroi-k. " ' Hnnii
U. Trimble. " ' Mololial
o it rui..niinu nmrtiifrj Pellce ..YVnl'uUu
II. lwlfiiii, " " MnltnwiM)
Win. Kimim. " I.iiliuiDH
! i' i i !.. v " " Hiinii
J. K.' Wui.uuuH, " ' Kiilaiipuim
V. T. ltolinon, Tn Assessor, wi.Uultu
V. (). Allum. ' " l'il"
n i n " Lunlna
M. II. Houtor. ' " U.inu,
iii his resignation
- jp'ilcai's last letter t Carter,
enough to'ju&tlfy His becoming
was said, that'has influenced the
thing the News feols assured
in order to accept the treasurer-
decided on his present course
the olhce for its honors, and if
fully justify his course in the
that their contents will make
Pnrty of Tourists Coolt Meol
About 3 o lock last Sunday after
noon there started out for the crater
of Kilauea, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Brown
of Honolulu, Miss Olive Block of
Springfield, III., Mr. Geo. Keenoy nnd
Mr. Cuss of Puunene, Muui, nnd Miss
Jessie RobertVon of Santa Hoso, Call-:
forum. Fallowing later on horses
were MrsBioek and Mr. and Mrs. St.'
Clair liidgooti, cur genial host nnd
hostess at the Voleano House.
The climb down the six hundred feet
to ilie crater floor was soon accom
plished, and nn easy pace set over the
lava" beds, broken lor an occasional
snapshot, or tour of inspection. The
blow hole "Little Beggar" was look
ed at; a picture taken in " Pole's
Picture-frame," and the hot cracks
received their due attention.
Reaching the crater I itt, we laid
clown on the rocks and peered in,
watching in horrified wonder, the
great volumes of sulphur-laden futr.es
pourinjf from the c rack"? and crevices
in ike pit beneath. Next, we tosst -d
stones over the 'brink nnd watched
them speed to the boltcm, followed
closely by uunibcrless companions
that has been loosened by their mn-i
carter, 'listening with shivers to tlieii
wierd and mournful cry, reverberat
ed from wall to wall as thev were lost
to view in the horrid pit beneath
What a scenel Fit for a carnival uf
devils and fiends incarnate.
Soon the mounted party joined us,
and we hastened on to the cavern be
yond, clambering through a hole in
the floor, and down a ladder into the
very nether world, vacated for the
moment by 1'ele and her attendant?-,
but for all that, filled with their hot
uncanny breath. Lighting candles,
we wandered on through rocky cor
lidoi s, ever increasing in heat, where
we "gathered Pele's 'curls from the
walks, as well as a few beautiful crys
tals that found their being there.
Finally with rejoicing we found our
selves once more on top of earth.
We sauntered on to "Pele's Kitch
en" to find the kettle boiling. At
least we judged so by the mighty jets
of steam issuing from below. We had
no lime for tea a gentle pressure of
Madam Pele's hand was quite sum
cieut.Sdmetimes a welcome can prove
altogether too warm!
The hot cracks were soon reached,
and ' we were comfortably seated
watching with interest the process
ofcookiug before us. Irou rods, a
cross a crack made a safe support
for the kettle, and in a few moment-
it was boiling merrily, promising with
glad tidings, A welcome cup of tea,
A frying pan Was then placed over
a crack, and soon the delicious odor
iOf fryiugbacon and eggs reached us
What a wonder! The first party in
the history ot Kilauea, so they told
us, was utilizing tires of the nether
world for the very human necessity
of a cooking stove. No need of a
mechanical knowledge of drafts here
All done to order! 'No cureless fire
man ljere to, forget tiie fuel and cx
tinguish the flames! From the cracks
came the faint glow of the fires below
and the red hoi rocks only a few fee
Sfime Sf ible ZKah ului Stdilroad Company '
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STATIONS . A. M. P. M. . STATIONS A.M. P.M.'
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Wailuku Paia Pas Pas. jFheioiit Freight Fueioiit Pas. Pas. Kahplui -Puunese F & P F & P
A. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. P. M. P., SI. P. SI. A. SI. . SI.
Kahului Leave 7.00 8.42, 11.43 ; 2,00 3.-15 Kahului Leave C.20 1.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 8.54 12.00 . 2.12 3.57 Puunene Arrive 6.35 135
Wailuku Leave ;7.20 9.05 12.25 . 220 4.03 Puuneuo Leave 6.40 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.32 9.17 ' P140 i ",2,32 4.15 Kahului Arrive 6.55 1.55.
Kahului Leave -7.35 9 40 ' ' 2.35 Kahului Leave 8.00 3.05
Sp'villo Arrive V.47 ,9.55 I ! 2.47 Puunene Arrive t8.15 3.2,0
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.1Q . 2.50 Puunetie Leave .20 3 25
Paia Arrive 8.02 10.25 ' 3.07 Kahulu-i Arrive 8.35 3.40
Paia Leave 8.12 10.55 1 3.12 i
Sp'villo Arrive 8.24 . 11.10 '3.24 I
Sp'ville Leave 8.27- 11.20 3.28
Kahului Arrive 8.37 11.35 3.38 I
Kahului Railroacl Gpmpany
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Lm; ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Line of, Saijing Vessels Between
San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMEtilC-tiN-HAWAIlAN STEAMSHIP CO.;
WILDER'S STEAMSHIP CO.
' 1 A
( . Importers and Dealers In
NORWEST and REDWOOD LUMBER in all sizes rough and surfaced. SASH. DOORS and BLINDS,
in Cedar and Redwood. CEDAR MOULDING S and INSlDE FINISHING LUMBER, also a full line of
QRRUGATEJ jrrX, GALVANIZED IRON, .Zl, GALVANIZED, IRON PIPE, OAL TAR,
CEMENT, OILS and PAINTS, FENCE WIRE and STAPLES: NAILS, PITCH, OAKUM, Etc. Ero
below the surface fascinated the on
looker, for he realized with horror
the nearness of that mighty cauldron.
Like shake charmed birds we drew
nearer and still nearer to gn.e, the
white wishing ourselves far beyond
the furyof that never-sleeping giant.
One of the party soon realized the
proximity of a hot crack to her chos
en seat, but for a tinr? was persuaded
that it. was but the result of her fan-
y. However, upon her change an
other of the party utilized the fijio
crack then discovered for heating la-.;
late had cup to his discomfort as
he discovered later. Wierd, like an
intrusion into another world, the
scene impressed itself upon us. By
the faint light of two lanterns we sat.
eating. Did anything ever taste bet-
t"i ? IMrst was passed delicious hard
tack, followed shortly by bread and
sandwiches. Nectar, known us coffee,
hot 'd delicious, filled our cups for
a timp , But to crown all, what more
delicious than a sandwich of glorious
ly hot crisp bacon? Nothing, dear
friends. You st ill have something to
Soon we faced homeward, the foot
parly leaning the way. The. moon,
taking pitv on the foot-weary travel
lers, smiled out fri'tn behind the cljud
that had been generously supplying
us with a cooling mist, lighting our
not. any 'too smooth puthway. and add
iiig, for our pleasure, a perfect, lunar
rainbow, to leplace the pcauiful one
supplied earlier in thn day by the sun
iiut all it not told. We reached 'he
crater wall r.nlv to find ii climb before
uSjthrungh sand and stones. But-
who minded a little thiig like that?
Out over the dark trail behind us
came the call of the horsemen, which,
taken up by the crater wall, was
echoed and re-echoed with beautiful
clearness. We, too, carebss of our
wealth of breath, answered back
with gay abandon for a little while
But where the top? And
why the heat? Off came coats, but
still no cooler. Every downward step
was taken with protest for was not
the top of gold at the end of a rain
bow? "How near and yet how far!"
A final climb aim the top was attain
ed, and then we stood to gaze. Such
relies of a day gona by.
Refreshed, and in changed clothes,
we gathered around the fire for a
chat, where a feast completed a day's
nleasure. unmarred bv even the
shadow of'a desire unfulfilled. J. S,
R., in Evening Bulletin.
Why Kepoikal Wont Region.
Acting Governor Carter having
asked the resignation of Treasurer
A. N. Kepoikai which the latter de
dined, the following two letters closed
the correspondence between them
on the subject.
"A. N. Kepoikaij .Esq,, Honolulu.
'Dear Sir itj-J have received your
letter in response to my note of this
morning, and I am exceedingly sorry
that you have failed to prove a man
of your word. I have every reason
to expect from so prominent an Ha
waiiau and one who had such a high
stand among your race t,hat, I could
rely upon the statment, repeated
twice to me, that it was jour icten
tion to withdraw and leave mo free
tto select such heads of departments
as would work with nn i
I could tvp"-e ivi'ty
Such conluii in e is now
f;d iii whom I
out of thH
".Sucei i-lv yours,
GLOKCiK U. CAUTLK."
Territory of Hawaii,
tt i.-i-'. A- i ia mi'.i
, J 1 HIM II lljpi, IUI I'll.Ut'I IO !.'"..
lion. George u. ( art.er, A etieg Oov-
eri.or ef l he Ti i riin' V, Honolulu.
Sir: Your sceoi.d . lei ter of this
late is hcfoi e me, when m resiimd-
ing to my leltir or orclinauoii to
esign tin Hl.ec of Treasurer of the
Trrritore, i,n intimate that 1 have
broken fid lit uitliveu. and have
n-oken my positive promise to you.
in so declining tn resign.
You are caiiiely in error in your
statement that 1 at any 1 itne, mticl
lesson twooceasions imido the state
ment to you "that it was my inten
tion to withdraw and leave ton free
to select, such heads of Departments
is would work with you, and in
uhnm you cculd repose every ci
lido nee." . ..
Let me recall to yoiir memory just
what cecum d upon t tie O'uy occasion
hen the lopie of resignations was
discussed between us 1 was then the
firs, to inform you that. Mr. Cooper
had resigned his olliee'as Superintend
ent, of Public Works, and I stated to
you that-Mr. Cooper had remarked
tome that his reason for so resigning
was to "give you a free hand." Up
on asking you what was meant by
that phrase, you remarked that you
expected the resignations of alf the
heads of Departments. 1 replied tt
that suggestion as follows: "Well, if
such is the; practice, my resignation
will be ready at the proper time."
Immediately thereafter I spokt-
with Governor Dole on the subject,
who assured me that I was under no
obligation to resign, as my official
tenure war. fixed by law, and lie did
r.ot know what was the practice
usually pursued ia regard to resign
ations under such circumstances.
Upon further inquiry and study on
my part, I am convinced that it has
never been, and is not now, the prac
tice in the' United States for officials
who hold their offices by a definite
legal tenure, tto rshi" those offices
upon a change in the personnel of
their superiors, or even of the Chief
Executive of the Union, or of State
Let mo cite a few instances in sup
port of this contention. When Presi
dent Johnson undertook to oust Mr.
Stanton from the positiou of Secre
tary of War, in 18fi7, his act waR al
leged as a basis of his impeachment,
which soon followed.
In 1887, when Governor Washing
ton Bartlett, of California, died and
was succeeded by Lt. Gov. Markbam
there was no suggestion of resign
ations from any of the appointees of
Governor Bartlett, other than his
personal stuff. And such has been
and is the current of practice and
precedent in America, in such cases
I respectfully invite you to cite a
single case wherein an executive
State or Territorial officer has re
signed tho office held by him, to which
he was appointed for a fixed period
and from wnu-li he could not be rc
moved save with the concurrent
action of the Chief Executive and
some co-ordinate authority, upon the
mrijo request of the successor of tlte
otut lal by wnoni no was uppoinieu. ,
While admitting the practice of
resignations being usually tendered
by Cabinet officers, and others of
like confdential relations to the
Executive, upon a change in the
executive office yet ypis practice
has never extended beyond the circle
of officiuls holding at, tho pleasuie of
the exeutive, which I understand to
be now the law in respect of Presi
dential Cabinet officers.
lt tins not. escaped my attention
that almost, before tho ink was dry
upon the cablegram announcing your
prospective appointment as Govern
or, vou.were but in an interview where
in yon in effect demanded the resign-
tayisof all heads of departments,.
The extreme inmrouriet v of such a
course on your part, at so very earl
a stage of your anticipated incum-
ijenc;, of the executive chair, must
now bo as apparent to you as it Is to
all the rest of the commumtv. There
are many who look upon your "pre
mature and frequent interviews ,in
tins respect, as notinng less than, in
sulting to the incumbents of the offices
eferred to, and an impeachment of
the judgment of tho distinguished
gentleman to whom they owe ;their
appointment. And , whatcvep may
have been my views as to resigning
my office upon the consummation of
the change in qcestioti, your own
most objectionable course in this
regard would of itself have been suffi
cient to lead me to a phangc of mind.
However much we may differ as to
what is my right and duty in the
premises, you may safely rely on my
heartv co operation with vou in nil
matters calculated to promote the
best interests ol the people of this
Territory, without regard to race,
creed, color, or political affiliation.
V cry respectfully yours,
A. N. KEPOIKAI,
Treasurer of the Territory.
Kerosene Oil Gasoline
Gold Watches Sliver Watches
Groceries Dry Gocds Clo'thine-
In part a follows:
Everett Classico Everett Ginghams
Mercerised Silk Zephyr
Stella Batiste .
Embroidered Swiss Dots
W. F. Mossmart
R. R. CO.
And Dealers n
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
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Paia. . . .