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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, APRIL ' 22, 1905.
What is Best for Maui
Is Best for the News
DANIEL h. case
Attorney at Law
WAILUKU : : : MAUI
W. P. CROCKETT
ATTORNEY AT LAW
J. M. VIVAS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
offices: kepoikai ii lock
WAILUKU. : : : : MAUI.
C. H. DICKEY
Attorney and( Counsellor at Law
37 S. King St. HONOLULU.
Business from Maiil people es
Dn. JOHN WEDDICK,
9 to 10 A. M.. 2 to 4 P. M,
7 to 8 p. m. Hospital 10 a. m.
G:RO. S AIKEN, D. D. S.
Office, SUNNYSIDE AND PUUNENE
Hours. 9 A. M. to 4. P. M.
EDMUND H. HART
Notary Public, Convicyenckr and
Agent to Grant Marriage, License
Office, Circuit Corut, 2nd Circuit
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For the Island of Molokai
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Men's : Elegant : Suits
In Blue Serge
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We will order any size you
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Also White Duck Pants
and Vests, Linen Dusters
..and everything else in the
Gents' Furnishing Goods
MAUI DRUG STORE
V. A. VETLESEN, Prop.
HONOLULU, II. T
This name on a Package
of Drugs or Medicine is a
guarantee of the SUPERIOR
QUALITY of the Article.
All first class stores handle
WILL TEST THE
NEW COUNTY ACT
Attorney General Andrevs Intimates That Act
Be Submitted To
AMENDMENTS TO THE
Governor Vetoes Liquor Bill As Being "Too Wide Open"
Extra Session Talk Dickey's County Fund Bill Ka
malo And Sisal Raising.
Will Test New Act
Honolulu, April 18. Will
county government really go into
effect? is the question now asked
in Honolulu. There are many
who are very skeptical about the
act taking effect, and predications
are made that it will be knocked
out like the last one was. In view
of tliis possibility there is talk of
an immediate action to tot the
law in the Supreme Court. Any
taxpayer of the Territory has a
right to bring a suit to prevent
the coming county election from
taking place, and such an action
would serve to test the entire con
sititutionality of the act.
"It might certainly be a great
saving if the matter were brought
upatonco" Baid Attorney General
Andrews when asked for his views
as to the course to be pursued.
"The matter could be taken to the
Supreme Court directly, on an
agreed statement of facts. To
have the doubts eleared away be
fore the election takes place will
be a great aid in carrying out the
act for confidence in the counties
will be much greater if the act is
sustained in advance by the
Supreme Court. 1 understand
that some of the bankers have al
ready expressed their lack of con
fidence in the counties. Any tax
payer has a right to start an
action, to prevent the spending of
money for the proposed election,
and in such an action the entire
county act might be brought up
for consideration by tho court."
It is believed that a submission
to the Supreme Court will bo
agreed upon in the near future. If
the act is knocked out, the cost of
the election will be saved, also tho
expenses of starting up the system.
Last time county government was
attempted an olection was held
and the system was inaugurated
and carried on for ton days, at the
end of which the Supreme Court
declared the county act invalid.
The Supreme Court now has a
greatly reduced calender and there
is time to settle the whole question
before Juno 20, the date of the
election which has been called.
In the event of an action being
brought, the Republican Territorial
committee will, it is stated, appear
by counsel in the defense of the
Bill Amending County Act
Honolulu, April 18. The Ways
and Means committee reported on
Senate Bill 138, Dickey's bill Jto
provide funds for tho maintenance
of tho counties, Btating that it was
necessary to carry on the counties.
Its' passage was recommended
with 6ome amendments and new
sections, which were included in a
substitute bill as follows:
COUNTY LAW AMENDED.
Section 1. Fifty per centum of
the total amount of poll and road
taxes and taxes on property and
Supreme Court Re-.
Committee In Defense.
NEW COUNTY ACT
income collected in each county
shall be paid by tho Treasurer of
the Territory of Hawaii to the
Treasurer of such county in the
1. The Auditor of the Territory
shall on the last legal day of each
and every month issue a monthly
warrant on the Treasurer of the
Territory in favor of each county
Treasurer such monthly warrants
for the half year from July to
December, 1905, inclusive, shall be
in an amount not less han ten
per cent, and thereafter in an
amount not less than fifteen per
cent, of the estimated tax payable
to each county within every half
year, and within the first fifteen
days of January and July of each
year, the said Auditor of the Ter
ritory shall issue a warrant on the
Treasurer of tho Territory in favor
of each County Treasurer for an
amount equal to the balance in
favor of each county less the
amounts of the warrants issued
and interest paid for such war
rants, during the last preceedinE
2. When any such warrant is
presented to the Treasurer of the
Territory for payment, if there is
money in the Treasury for the
purpose, ho shall pay the same
and write or stamp on the face
thereof "Paid," the date of pay
ment and sign his name thereto,
but when the same is not paid for
want of funds, the Treasurer of the
Territory shall first register the
same in a book to be kept for tl'iat
purpose, shall then endorse "Not
paid for want of funds" with the
date of presentation, and sign his
name thereto and return said war
rant to the party presenting the
same. From that timo until paid
the warrant shall bear five (5) per
cent interest per annum, and it
shall thereafter, be pa(d in ordor
of its registration out of funds
properly chargeable therewith.
3. When there are sufficient
moneys in the Treasury to pay the
warrants drawing interest, tho
Treasurer of tho Territory shall
givo notice for one week in some
newspaper published in each
county, or, if none is published
therein, by written notice posted
upon the court house door at tho
county seat for tho same length of
time, stating therein that ho is
ready to pay such warrants. Ten
days after the first publication or
posting of such notice, such war
rants cease to draw interest.
4. When tho Treasurer pays any
warrant upon which interest is
duo, he shall note on the amounts
of interest paid therein, and enter
on his account the amount of such
interest distinct from the principal.
Section 2. The funds from such
warrants shall bo applied by each
County Treasurer to the payment
of tho expenses of his respective
Section 3. That out of the taxes
payable after July 1, 1905, for the
year 1905, the -Treasurer of the
Territory is hereby authorized to
reserve out of the share of each of
tho several counties for the benefit
of tho Territory tho following
sums: From tho County of Oahu
1125,000, from the County of Ha
waii $00,000, from the County of
Maui, 140,000, and from the County
of Kauai $35,000.
Section 4. Any officer or person
who wilfully neglects, fails or re
fuses to comply with any of the
provisions of this Act, or violates
the same, shall bo guilty of a mis
demeanor, and shall be punished
by a fine of not less than $1000
nor more than $5000, or by im
prisonment for one year or both.
Section 5. All laws or parts of
laws so far as tho same may be
inconsistent with this Act are here
Section G. This Act shall take
effect from and after the date of
Vetoes Liquor BUI
Honolulu, April 18. Secretary
Atkinson came down to the House
at a quarter to eleven with the
Governor's veto of the liquor bill.
It. was read as follows:
"Herewith, I return House bill
No. 1G8, entitled An Act to Regu
late the Manufacture and sale of
Intoxicating Liquors, Repealing
Chapter 103 of the Revised Laws
of Hawaii, which I am unable to
"This bill illustrates what re
markable legislation can bo pro
duced through misunderstanding
and lack of a through compre
hension of a measure before' it is
"It practically removes all
reasonable restrictions from the
manufacture and sale of intoxicat
ing liquor. Saloons may be start
ed anywhere by any person other
than a minor or a woman, with
the exception that they cannot be
located within 150 feet of any
school or chprch.
"It does away with tho present
features of high license, which in
a measuro confih'cs licenses for the
sale of intoxicating liquor to those
who are at least financially re
sponsible This measure more
than cuts tho present license fees
"It allows for the manufacture
of intoxicating liquor, other than
wine, for a period of fifteen years,
on tho payment of a fee of ten
cents a gallon for every gallon
manufactured, payable monthly.
Thus those who are anxious to see
tho legislature make provisions for
a possible industry do not obtain
what thev desire, as this tax is
"It provides also for the sale of
intoxicating liquors in Hotels
having five rooms or more, under
license of $250 a year. The de
finition of a hotel is such that the
saloon keeper, instead of paying
a $500 lieense, would prefer to
operate a 'hotel' with a $250
"The proposed law provides, as
to tho revocation of a license, that
tho Treasurer may rcvoko a license
upon conviction of the licensee of
a wilful violation of the provisions
of the Act. No other method of
revocation is provided for. The
bill does not state what a wilful
violation of the Act is; nor is it
specific in stating who is to deter
mine whether a violation is wilful
or otherwise. If a liconseo is
brought in court on a charge of
violating his license, the ordinary
procedure is to find him guilty,
GOVERNOR NAMES MAY 8
DATE OF EXTRA SESSION
Carter Is Willing To Make Concessions On The
New Liquor Bill Claus Spreckels Arrives
In Honolulu By Alameda.
Protest Againt Russia Using
vensky s Fleet Passes
Wheat Deal Is Broken
(Special by Wireless to the News.)
Sugar 90 test 4:71875, Beets 13s. Gd.
Honolulu,. April 21. Governor CXrtorTTaT about determined on the
8th of next month as the date for the
Honolulu, April 21. The Governer
tho uew liquor bill.
St. Petersburg April 21. Inquiries are being made abroad for war
ships and it is reported that South Ameiican vessels have been purchased.
Paris April 21. Minister Morotohas protested to .Minister of Foreign
affairs Declasee against the Russian
that neutrality precautions had bee .
Shanghai April 21. It is rumored
has passed the Straits of Formosa without ; n encounter.
Chicago April 21. The John W.
The price declined live cents.
Washington April 21. Senator Thomas Piatt's condition is grave.
Honolulu April 21. The U. S. S. Boston arrived in Honolulu yesterday
at 7:00 a. tn. She reported Wednesday at 1:40 p. m. by wireless when
about 200 miles out.
Honolulu, April 22. Claus Spreckels arrived on the Alameda this
Tokio, April 18. The Japanese newspapers charge Franco with a vio
lation of the laws of neutrality in permittintr the Russian warships to revic
tual at Kamranh Bay.
The papers ask for the aid of Great Britain according to the terms of
the Anglo-Japanese Alliance with provides that either party to the alliance
shall assist the other in case nf either
Moscow,, April 18. Kaleiefl, the
sentenced to death today.
Paris, April 18. France has taken
vance of neutrality in French waters
Tokio, April 18. The final figures of the number of prisoners captured
by General Nogi at Port Arthur are 41, GOO.
St. Petersburg, April 18. The arrest by the authorities of twenty
four Terrorists is regarded as very important, as prominent people are in
volved. St. Petersburg, April 18. A rescript has been ordered in favor of the
scheme to introduce the zemstovs at
Berlin, April 18. There is a newspaper agitation in favor cf the ter
mination of "the most favoied nation" treatv with the United States.
City of Mexico, April 18. Free silver coinage has been abolished.
St. Petersburg, April G, 4:30 a. m. During the last few days a man
is the uniform of a Cossack has been arrested in the palace at Tsarskoe
Solo. Wnile the guard was being changed the man was observed to be
acting suspiciously and the officer in command perceived that tho sabro
worn by him did not belong to a Cossack, but to an officer of infantry.
Ho was thereupon arrested.
A packet was afterwr rd found in tho oalace containing two bombs.
and it is hardly likely that a court
would say whether he is wilfully
guilty or otherwise.
G. R. CARTER.
Executive Chamber, April 18, 1905
extra Session Likely Mny 1st
Honolulu, April 17. Speaker
Knudsen was this morning can
vassing the sentiment of members
of the House regarding tho extra
session of tho Legislature. It is a
foregone conclusion that the
Governor will not grant an exten
sion of tho session.
The prevailing sentiment seems
to fall in with tho idea that the
extra session for passing tho ap
propriation bills should begin on
lm first dav of Mav. this it is
believed, is the Governor's plah
and there seoms to be no serious
Port Of Kamranh Rozdjest-
Straits Of Formosa Chicago
Senator Piatt Seriously 111.
assembling of the extra session.
is willing to make concessions on
use nf Kamrsmh. He was assured
that Admiral Rozdjestvensky's fleet
Gates wheat deal has been broken.
one being attacked by two powers.
assassin of Grand Duke Sergius, was
every precaution for the obser
in Indo China.
Irkutsk, Tomsk and Tobolsk.
The liquor bill program as talk
ed today was to introduce a new
law which could bo put through in
a hurry, it being tho old law now
before the Governor with the most
objectionable feature eliminated.
The County Fund BUI.
Honolulu Apr. 14. Following is
the Dickey bill to provide funds for
running the County governments, in
troduced m tho Senate this morning:
Section 1. Forty per centum of
the total amount of taxas on proper
ty and income collected in each coun
ty shall bo paid by tho assessor for
the tax division within which such
county is included to tho treasurer of
such county. Such payments shall
be made quarterly, and eaoh pay
ment shall consist of forty per centum
'J said taxes collected during the
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