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k VOLUME XI
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T.t SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905.
l BSEL H. CASE
Attorney at Law
W. P. CROCKETT
N ATTORNEY AT LAW
J. M. VIVAS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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" Hours. 9 A. M. to 4. P. M.
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Js Notary Public.
MOSES K. NAKUINA
For the Island of Mololcai
H. R. HITCHCOCK
Men's : Elegant : Suits
In Blue Serge
Upwards d $7.50
We will order any size you
wish. if not in stock ....
Also White Duck Pants
and Vests, Linen Dusters
and everything else in the
'Gents' Furnishing Goods
IAUI DRUG STORE
V. A. VETLESEN, Prop.
HONOLULU, II. T
This name on a Package
fi of Drugs or Medicine is a
guarantee of the SUPERIOR
QUALITY of the Article.
All first class stores handle
MAY WAIT FOR
Believed that the Legislature Will Wait a Deci
sion Before Appropriating Funds-Teachers
Ask For Old Salaries.
MRS. ANDREW CARNEGIE REFUSES AID
Attorney Who Will Test Validity of the County Act
Highton Expresses Himself As Opposed.
Meheula on Trial.
May Wait for County Decision.
HONOLULU, May 2. How
long will the extra session last, is
a question which is now heing dis
cussed in connection with the
county act contest. It is believed
by many that the legislature will
not adjourn with the county act
contest unsettled, and that the
sessions will herefore be extended
even if work is finished, until the
decision comes. There are two
reasons for this among legislators.
One is that there are members who
fear that if they adjourn and the
act is knocked out they will be
sent for to come here and hold
another extra session. The other
reason is that of the many mem'
bers who will die in the last ditch
in the fight for county government,
and intend to know absolutely
what is the fate of the county act
before finally acting upon appro
Senator Achi repeated this morn
ing his declaration that the work
could be finised in ten days.
"All the work can be done right
here in open session and finished
in six days if we work hard enough,''
he said. "Then if the House does
not work quickly, after Ave have
finished, public opinion will exert
such pressure that will have to
The six day programme, how
ever, will probably find a strong
obstacle in the county act litiga
tion. The legislature means to pass
appropriation bills which will fit
into the proposed county system
The decision of the Supreme court
if the case is heard with all possi
ble rapidity, cannot be expected in
much less than three weeks.
Teachers Ask Old Salaries.
HONOLULU May 2. The fol
lowing statement from the teachers
of the Territorial Association has
been transmitted to tho Governor
and houses of the Legislature:
Honolulu, T. H., May 2, 1905,
To the Governor and
Legislature of Hawaii
Gentlemen The financial em
barrassment of the government a
year ago made necessary some re
trenchment in public expenditure.
Tho several branches of governmen
tal service were accordingly curtail
ed in tho funds available for their
operating expenses. This restric
tion fell heavily upon those depart
ments which wore able to cut out
or postpono contemplated improve
ments, not imminently necessary
to their immediate operation. Up
on tho Department of Education,
however, the "cut" fell with un
wonted severity. Hero, salaries
paid were not above thojneccssities
of respectable living, whUelthe on-
ly considerable avenue foreconomy
lav in tho cutting of salaneswA,
"majority of the teachers submittal
gracefully, accepting it as a tem
porary expedient, until such time
as the government shall be in a
position to readjust income and
Tho position of the teacher is ex
ceptional, social as well as profes
sional obligations are incurred by
his position; and when it is recol
lected that many of our teachers
are getting but forty-two dollars
per month, it must be conceded
that the salary is hardly adequate
to a decent livelihood.
The peculiar importance of the
schools, as a branch of tho public
service, needs hardly to bo urged.
Here, as everywhere, efficiency will
be measured by compensation. To
attempt to secure adequate services
for inadequate pay is lamentable
it is worse than lamentable it is
It has been the custom in many
states to increase the Balary of
teachers with length of service.
The custom, right or wrong, is bas
ed upon tho assumption that ef
ficiency grows with experience, an
assumption which we earnestly be
Its contradiction can be anything
but flattering to on's self-respect
The moral effect of paying teachers
less instead of moro for years of
constant service, of stepping down
instead of up, as well as the effect
upon the efficiency of tho schools
must be baneful. It can have no
other consequenco than to drive the
best talent from tho islands.
Much statistical information has
been compiled showing the com
parative expenses of schools here
and in many of tho states. -These
comparisons are readily available
to any who are interested and will
invariably show that the co3t of
education in Hawaii is proportion
In view of what has been stated
and we hope fairly stated, and in
view of party promises, both im
plicit and explicit, wo feel justified
in honestly and cordially urging
the Governor and Legislature of
the Territory to make such appro
priation for the schools as shall
allow a speedy return to their form
Very respectfully submitted by
tho Territorial Teachers' Associa
tion. Defense OJ The County Act.
HONOLULU, May 1. Henry E.
Cooper, chairman of tho County
Act Commission, and T. McCants
Stewart, anothor member, will pro
bably bo appointed to defend tho
county goernment act, under tho
assault about to bo mado upon it
by tho Civic Federation, in tho
name of W. R. Castlo. Attorney
General Andrews has communicat
ed with both of them regarding
their willingness to undertake the
case, which is important enough to
call for extra counsel, especially in
view of the large amount of busi
ness now in the hands of the at
torney general's department.
Andrews' stated this morning
that there were no funds available
in his department with which to
pay fees to tho attorneys who are
to defend the case against tho coun
ty act. It is understood, however,
that the legislature will probably
make an appropriation for expenses
for undertaking the case.
Henry E. High ton, the attorney
selected to appear against the act,
had not been officially communi
cated with on the subject up to
noon today, and he stated that he
had no information as to what was
to bo the course. No work had
therefore been done on the prepara
tion of tho papers to be filed. 'I
have read the county act as a citi
zen," said Highton "and that is all.
I can say that I am utterly oppos
ed to it, also that the main grounds
upon which I consider it is object
ionable are grounds which have not
been mentioned in the discussions
so far published.
The Executive committee of the
Civic Federtion held a meeting yes
terday afternoon to coni-ider the
county act contest. The following
resolution was unanimously adopt
ed: "Whereas, The Legislature, pur
suant to public pledges and in ac
cordance with the wish of. the peo
ple of this Territory has passed a
County Act; and
"Whereas, Doubt has been ex
pressed by competent legal counsel
as to the constitutionality of said
"Whereas, There is great uncer
tainty as to the status of the finan
ces of the Territory by reason of
this legislation; and
"Whereas, The matter should be
settled before the expense of the
Bpecial election is incurred, and be
fore the Legislature now in special
session, shall have acted on appro
priations, in prder to avoid the
calling of still another session,'
should said County Act prove to be
"Resolved, That tho committee
in legislation be instructed to tako
immediate steps to have the County
Act tested before the Supremo
Court of the Territory,"
Those present at the federation
meeting yesterday were: C. H.
Dickey, Attorney General Lorrin
Andrews, A. F. Griffiths, David Ai,
Perloy L. Home, Ed. Towse, F. J.
Lowrey, R. H. Trent and D. L.
Mrs. Carnegie Creates Furor.
NEW YORK, April 15. Mrs.
Louis Carnegie, wife of Andrew
Carnegie, has written a very blunt
letter, declining on her own and
her husband's behalf to contribute
to the fund for the relief of families
of Japanese soldiers killed in tho
present war. The letter says in
part: "I am afraid you have come
to tho wrong people with you pro
ject. Mr. Carnegie and I may have
strange ideas, but wo are so strong
ly opposed to war, except for tho
holiest of causes, that wo believe
men ought to bo mado to see tho
terriblo consequences, and that
they cannot plunge lightly into
war, and that their widowB ,and
children will bo cared for when they
are gone." ,
Tho Japaneso Consul-General
hero placed copies of tho lotter be
foro Minister Takahira and Baron
Keneck, both of whom aro hero.
These high Japaneso officials "ex
pressed astonishment over the lett
er and decided to have it translat
ed and sent to every newspaper
published in Japan.
TWO THOUSAND DEPUTY
Governor May Be Forced to Call Out. State
Militia-Congressman Brundage Succeeds
Piatt Russian Fleet Off Singapore.
TYPHOON DOES DAMAGE TO WARSHIPS
Ex-Tax Collector E, J. Smith of San Francisco Arrested at
St Louis Champion Jeffries Retires From
the Ring and Stage.
(Special by Wireless to tho News.)
Sugar 9G deg. test, 4-.G175. Beets 13s.
GUNSHU PASS, Manchuria, May 2. Gen, Linevitch; comman
der of the Russian army in Manchuria, passed down the line of troops'
on Easter, kissing each soldier. The reorganization of the army con
tinues. . (
WARSAW, Russia, May 2. The Social Democratic party has call
ed upon all workmen to strike-in consequence of yesterday's bloodshed.
Over thirty bodies await identification at the morgue. Many women
and children were among the injured.
WASHINGTON, Iowa, May 2. Mrs. Nettie Craven, who attained
notoriety for her contest for the Fair estate, died today at the insane
asylum, to which she was recently committed.
LODZ, May 2. Se.venty-five thousand workmen have gone out on
CORK, Ireland, May 2. The torpedo destroyer Syren was wreck
ed today on a reef at Berehaven.
Amoy May 4. A typhoon has said to have damaged the vessels
of Rozhdestvensky's fleet.
Singapore May 4. Admiral Negragatoff's fleet has been sighted
midway between this place and Penang.
Singapore May 5. Six Russian warships and four colliers passed
this port last night.
Chicago May 5. Two thousand deputys sheriffs will be sworn in
tomorrow. The Governor has been asked to order out the state militia,
but Mayor Dunne insists that the poliee aro capable of handling the
situation. Forty people were injured in todays rioting.
Hartford Conn, May 5. Congressman Brundage has been elected
as Senator to Bucceed the late Thomas Platte.
ST. LOUIS, May 3. Tax Collector E. J. Smith of San Francisco
who is accused of embezzling public funds was arrested here today. Ho
is willing to return to San Francisco without requisition being made.
SACRAMENTO, May 3. Harry Bunkers, the former state senator
convicted of accepting bribes while in office, was today sentenced to
five years imprisonment.
CINCINNATI, May 3.--James J. Jeff reis announced today that
he would retire from both ring and stage next week and would enter
the mininc: business.
PARIS, May 3. King Edward spent today in visiting and driv
ing. CHICAGO, May 3. Rioting continues. One was killed and many
New Liquor Law. 1
The Liquor Bill is effwrnvc July
10. Gov. Carter sigiejMlio measure
yesterday afternoon; Tho bill re
duces the liquor licenses from $1,000
per annum to $500.
House bill No. 222 (Act 67) to
regulate the manufacture and sale
of intoxicating liquors repealing
Chapter 103 of the Revised Laws
of Hawaii is the final bill which
Meheula On Trial.
Honolulu May j. The case of Solomon
Meheula, the former clerk of the House
of Representatives, charged with gross
cheat, was taken up by Judge De Bolt
this afternoon. Deputy Attorney Gen
eral Pleuining conducted the case of the
prosecution, while C. W. Ashford appear
ed for the defendant.
Meheula is charged with having de
frauded the Territory out of a sum of
money while he was clerk of the House.
It is alleged that he drew a warrant for
500 on the Treasury payable to himself,
and cashed it. A couple of days later he
got two vouches for $500 signed by the
Ways and Mean Committee by represent
ing that he had bought 15 copies of, the
civil and 15 of the penal laws for the use
of the members fdr the money. It is
said that the members never received
their copies. Seven or eight of these
World's Fair For Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, April 17. Tho City
Council to-day adopted a resolution
indorsing the proposition to hold a
World's Fair in Los Angeles during
tho winter of J909-10 to commem
orate the inauguratiou of a mail
Eervice between tho East and tho
West in 1859.
lxoks were received by members but they
were paid for by another voucher.
The drawing of the jury took some
time, but at 10:50 o'clock both sides de
clared themselves satisfied. The follow
ing jury was sworn to try the case: M.
V. l'arkhurst, Chns. Lambert, I). M.
Ross, Mr. Roth, Fred. Knili, Mr. Bart
lett, P. Robello, H. Jueu, V. J. Turrill,
G. Batchellor and Edgar Heuriques.
Chief Clerk C. R. Bucklnnd of the
Secretary's office was the first witness
called. Ashford objected to his giving
testimony on technical grounds, but the
objection was overruled.
Iluckland produced documents relating
to the session of the House at which the
Fleming proceeded to read from the
House, Journal to show the appointment
of Meheula as clerk. Ashford objected
but was again overruled. Fleming con
tinued to read from the Journal when the
noon recess interrupted the proceedings