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Saturday January : : 7
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. A . V. Ki-pnlkul, Circuit twine, IVnllumi
K.lmunil H. Hurt. Cli-rk Circuit Court. Wnlluku
Juiltse IV. A. McKay DlHt. MiKi"lrto, Wiilluku
" Cha. Conp. " " Mukiittno
" C. K. l.liijsny, " " I-ahBlnu
" KunuUuu, ' ' llonimula
" J. Kaliima, " ' Hiina
" PUmiini. ' " " Klpnhuli'
" Mi'Orrlstnn " " Mulokni
" KahiHitialiinnla, ' Lanal
L. M. Hnldwln, ShorlfT, Watluku
W. E. S;(Tciy, Deputy Shenfl WailuUu
Kiltrar M'trtiin " " Mnkitwno
K. i. Hose. " ' Luhaliitt
K. Wlttrock, " 1 HrtDit
H. K. Hitchcock. " Mololcnl
Levi Jos pii " " Kipahulu
Captain Police Wal'uku
H. Iwlcna. " Mukawao
). K. Knaivoliaku, " " t.uniiina
H. 'i. K;iipo. " Nana
J. II. WilniinKfoti, ' ' Kalaupapa
V. T. RolilDion. Tax Assesnor, wniltiku
J. N. K. Kiola, LX-puty Assessor Walltiku
A. F. Tarings ' Piiia
(.1. Hunn, Lahnlna
M. H. Koutnr, " " Hnna
J? While Mr. Waller of the Metropolitan Meat Co. in Honolulu is
pointing out that the wholesale price of beef should be lowered to
nine cents, in order to consume the overplus of beef raised on the
Islands, the City Market of Wailuku answers by raising the retail
price of meat to sixteen cents a pound. No one believes that the
City Market has taken the initiative, and the general impression
is that the wholesale dealers have forced the movement." Nine
cents for wholesale beef and twelve to fifteen cents retail are big
prices, and anything more is simply robbery. Seven cents whole
sale is reckoned a big price in California, where cattle are winter
fed, but here there is no winter feeding, and the present price of
meat is outrageous. The result is bound to be that another mar
ket will be started in Wailuku, to properly regulate prices.
$H Port Arthur has fallen, and with it all hopes of Muscovite
dominion in Manchuria. And as Japan will not dare allow Russia
to become formidable as a sea power in the Far East waters, the
abandonment of Vladivostok as a sea-port of Russia must be forced.
With her navy driven out of Eastern waters, and bottled by the
European powers nearer home. Russia will practically become a
caged bear, and will be compelled to sullenly retire from the con
flict with Japan. Port Archur being disposed of, Kuropatkin's
forces will have to be dealt with next, and it is a safe guess that
the Japanese will have him thoroughly whipped before reinforce
ments can or will arrive from Russia. In the meantime Vladivos
tok can shiver undisturbed in its icy bed until the Japanese reach
Harbin, after which the end is not far off.
?5 The vast fiuancial interests in the United States are feeline
their nerves, and it mast be confessed that heavy clouds are hang
ing on the financial horizon. Trusts and business enterprises
have developed into such enormous proportions that they threaten
to fall apart like overgrown suowballs. Lawson's revelations
tend to hasten disruption, and President Roosevelt, who has ceased
to be an accident, and now bids fair to become a very remarkable
incident, is adding to tha unrest by advocating government owner
ship of railroads. The United States is wonderfully rich in its
annual productions, and can safely weather , any financial storm
which may break over it, but if the storm does break it will mean
financial ruin to hundreds of thousands of bow well to do people.
s a a
The News, in extending the compliments of the season to its
readers, also offers hearty congratulations on the improved finan
cial conditions which so generally prevail. The Islands have safe
ly passed throi'gh the renaissant period in finance and politics.
The boom is sugar, like the boom on the Comstocks and in San
Francisco in 1876, has taught its severe but salutary lesson, and
has left the Islands stronger than before. San Francisco was
several years in recovering from the break in mining stocks and
the attendant Kearney ism, but has ever since grown steadily and
vigorously. The same will be true of the Islands, and a long and
prosperous era has dawned which the News confidently predicts
will last for many years.
JJg Since showing up the cowardly and contemptible manner in
which respectable business men on Maui were treated by the
Sheriff's department, in the matter of the sale of poisonous drugs,
a somewhat similar incident ha9 occurred in Honolulu, and James
Girvin, in a communication to the Advertiser, paints in vivid colors
a like outrage in Honolulu. Of course it is all right to enforce the
law, hnt it is an outrage all the same, to attempt to enforce it by
the contemptible methods recently resorted to in Wailuku and in
Honolulu, in those cases where ignorance, although no excuse, has
been so long overlooked by the vigilant hawkshaws that It became
unfair to punish for oEfences before giving a reasonable notice.
In connection with a consideration of the proposed county bill,
it may be remembered that the News has always insisted that the
Organic Act was never intended to interfere with the election by
counties of Boards of Supervisors or other local boards, and the
reference in the Act to boards merely referred to Territorial
boards. Now that Mr. Henry Cooper has opened his eyes to the
fact, he has discovered the truth of this, and when the time comes
for a general opeaing of eyes it will be plainly seen that there is
nothing in the Organic Act to interfere with a full fledged county
bill laid out along the lines of those now existing in the States
jQ The recent Honolulu grand jury deserves credit for its ut
terances on the subject of underpaid teachers. It may be and
doubtless is true that all teachers do not reach the desired stan
dard of ability, but even that is no excuse for the horizontal cut in
yates to which the salaries of all the teachers on the Islands have
been subjected. The salaries of the teachers should at once be
restored to their former figures, and further, a bill should be in
troduced in the next legislature to refund to them the money which
they have lost by the most unjust reduction injtheir salaries.
3Q& The Tribune throws up the sponge on the proposition of small
farming on Hawaii, but the News certainly has no intention at pre
sent of abandoning the fight on Maul. True, Ideal New England,
down-south or western farm homes may not be established on
Maui, but for all that there are many minor Industries yet to be
established including pineapples, sisal, rubber and other semi
tropic productions, and thore is land on Maui for that purpose.
Up Country Notes.
Dr. Geo. Aiken i'ave a very pleas
ant party at his home in Makuwao
last Friday evening.
The weather beini; pleasant many
were able to attend. Dancing, cards
and other amusements were indulg
ed in during the evening. Delicious
refreshment were served uboi't
eleven o'clocn and dancing va ,-esuin
afterwards for a short lime, ill who
attended expressed themsi-lves as
having spent a delU'ht ul evening.
Miss Irene Aiken left Saturday for
Honolulu where she will resume her
Mr, H. P. Baldwin returned from
a short trip to Honolulu Thursday.
The Jupanese of Puunene are mak
ing extensive preparations for a
rand celebration to lake place to
day. A number of the white people
will be their guests and speech s will
be made and toasts exchanged. Mr.
Date will act as interpreter.
Mrs. Dora Von Tempsky of Kula
invited a few friends to her home last
Saturday evening to watch the old
year out and the new in. Mrs. Von
Tempsky is an ideal hostess and of
course a good time was enjoyed by all.
H. Myhre returned to Puunene
Thursday after a two weeks vacation
Mrs Prescott of Kahului went to
Honolulu last Saturday evening to
spend a few days with friends.
Mrs Jessie Davis of Honolulu is
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
A professional diver came up from
Hono'ulu Thuesday to do some work
for the Union Cil Co. at Kahului.
The Knights of Pithias Installation
and Dance to be given Friday even
ing at Wailuku will be one of the big,
events of the season. Tne open in
s'allation will be very interesting to
those who have not witnessed one. It
is hoped there will be a Iarg at ten
dence. A train would certainly be a
great accommodation to many up
The game of pol- at Makswao last
Monday afternoon was a hotly con
tested one and resulted In favor of
the yeHows who have proved them
selves a stronger team than their op
The Kinau and Claudine each ar
rived a day late this week, on account
of holiday on Monday. j
Small Farmer Doomed,
There is little hope or encourage
ment for the prospective homestead
er. Other interests are considered
paramount to those of the small farm
er, and dispite the Executive's pro
fessions of great solicitude for the
small farmer, the individual agricul
turist must be relegated toth4 rnnks
of oblivion and his rights, if he has
any, ignored. j
The difficulties for obtaining land
are increased. The law enacted at
the last legislature makes if man
datory upon the Board of Agricul
ture and Forestry 'to pass upon the
disposition of any public land, with
the exception of roads and citt
Homestead leaseholds which
the right to cut timhir must lie
proved by the Board. It
known that the government lias no
land already cleared to offer
steaders and hereafter virgin
tracts will not be thrown open to
promiscuous clearing. The lower
level where cane will grow a 1750
feet elevation have been agree! upon
by the plantations and the govern
ment as the lower boundary nf the
proposed forest reserve.
As a matter of fact the government
owns most of the lands which
desirprt to become forest rei
The Governor may within hip dis
cretion designate all of the remain
ing government land as a fore
serve. It is admitted that th
sugar producing lands are nowfclear
edand taken up, and the foresi that
now remain are those whicn
sought to have set aside as a reserve.
There will probably be a meeting
of the Hilo Agricultural Society held
next week for the purpose of again
considering the proposition of t' e rep
resentative of the California Can
ners' Association relative to sti ting
a cannery in Hilo. The price offered
by the association will hardly warrant
tyiug up the land in the coitrnct
with them and for that reason there
is an tibject:on from same of theinem
bers ht the local society to irtking
tne proposed contract. The Ci
nia Association is considere
octopus and the pineapple griwers
ao not reel that it is to their belt in
terests to tie themselves to a gi Han tic
trust. Hawaii Herald.
We Fit Glasses
Scientifically to relieve
strcin nnd improve the
We Grind Lenses
Nothing too much trou
ble if it helps to make
We Repair Glasses
Promptly and to last.
A. N. SANFORD,
BOSTON BUILDING - Fort St.
Over May & Co.
The Bank of Hawaii
Incorporated Under the Laws of
the Republic of Hawaii.
UNDIVIDED PROFITS .$70,000.00
Chas. M. Cooke President
P. C. Jones. . Vice-President
F. V.Macfarlane..2nd Vice-Presicent
C. H. Cooke Cashier
C. Hustace Assistant Cashier
E. D. Tenney, J. A, McCandless,
C. H. Atherton, E. V. Bishop.
Transact a General Commercial
and Savings Business.
your inclination to spend money
cut down unnecessary expenditures
and deposit your surplus in a saving
account in this bank. 4 per cent
internet on savings accounts as
little as one dollar opens one here.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
GUNST-EAKIN CIGAR COMPANY
THE HENRY WATERHOUSE TRUST CO. Ltd I
BUYS AND SELLS-REAL ESTATE, STOCKS & BONDS
WRITES FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
NEGOTIATES LOANS AND MORTGAGES
A List of High Grade Securities mailed on application
O. Box 346
Chinese and Japanese
In White and Fancy, from cheap grades to finest made.
Plain and Twisted Straws
In sizes from 2x3 to 14x14 feet. Nothing fouod which will
give equal service for same money. Reds, Browns, Greens
and Blue 8.
Plain straw is the cheaper grade, and Twisted the better.
la size from 2x4 to 12x12 feet. . Blue and White, also Solid
Blue Center with Grecian Border.
LEWERS & COOKE, Lt'd Honolulu
tie Dealer In
Standard Brands of
IMPORTED and DOMESTIC WINES
LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, GINS, ETC.
PABST, A. B. C, LEMPS, RAINIER, and PRIMO
ISLAND TRADE SOLICITED
Sfime Jable3Cahului Slailroad Company
STATIONS A. M. P M. STATIONS A.M. P. it
Wailuku Paia Pas, Pas. Frkiohs Freight Freight Pas. Pas. Kahului-Puunene F & P F & I
A. M. A. M . A. M. A. M. P. M. P. M. P. M. A. M. p, M
Kahului Leave 7.00 8.42 1 45 2.00 3.45 Kahului Leave 6.20 1.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 8.54 12.00 2.12 3.57 Puunene Arrive 6.35 l!35
Wailulcu Leave 7.20 9.05 12.25 2.20 4.03 Puunene Leave 6.40 L40
Kahului Arrive 7.32 9.17 12.40 2.32 4.15 Kahului Arrive 6.55 L55
Kahului Leave 7.35 9.40 . 2.35 Kahului Leave 8.00 3.05
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 9.55 2.47 Puunene Arrive 8.15 3.20
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.10 2.50 Puunene Leave 8.20 3.25
Paia Arrive 8.02 10.25 3.07 Kahului Arrive 8.35 3.40
Paia Leave 8.12 10.55 3.12
Sp'ville Arrive 8.24 11.10 3.24
Sp'ville Leave 8.27 11.20 3.28
Kahului Arrive 8.37 11.35 3.38
KLahului Railroad Company
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Ltd.; ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Line of Sailing Vessels Between
. San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICaN-H AW All AN STEAMSHIP CO.;
WILDER'S STEAMSHIP CO.
Importers and Dealer In
NORWEST and REDWOOD LUMBER in all sizes rough and surfaced. SASH. DOORS and BLIND
in Ceda and Redwood. CEDAR MOULDINGS and INSIDE FINISHING LUMBER, also a full line 6
CORRUGATED IRON, GALVANZED IRON, ZINC, GALVANIZED IRON PIPE, COAL TAR,
CEMENT, OILS and PAINTS FENCE WIRE and STAPLF.R' NAILS PITCH, OAKUM, Etc. Etc