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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY JO, 1906
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post OtBce at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as Second-class matter.
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SATURDAY. - - - FEB. 10, 1906
Death of Charles On Monday of this week death removed
A. Kanaeholo. from outtnidstone of the most prominent
Hawaiian s of the Island m the person of Charles A. Kanaeholo.
Ue had been ill about two months and death was not unexpected.
He was about forty-seven years of age and had lead a very active
He was born in Wailuku, attended school at the catholic mission
and entered the employ of the Kahului Railroad in 1880 as conduc
tor which position he held for three years leaving the employ of
the company to accept a position as salesman in Billingberg's
Store where he was employed for three years which position he
resigned to accept a clerkship in the Custom house at Kahului.
Here again he staid three years and resigned to accept a position
as salesman in Kahului Store where he worked until a few years
ago when he went into politics, and was one of the leaders of the
home rule party.
Sometime aero he espoused the cause of the republican party
and was as ardent a worker as the party had
Some months ago he was again employed in the Kahului Store
and worked there until sickness prevented.
He was an exceptionally bright man, kind hearted and under
stood Hawaiian politics thoroughly.
H9 leaves a host of friends who mourn his untimely death.
Advertise The Hawaii Promotion committee met Wednes
Hawaii day for the purpose of considering a plan to have
the Hawaiian Band tour the United States under the managership
of Joe Cohen of the Orpheurn as an advertising scheme for the
The board of supervisors are willing to allow them four months
leave of absence without pay and regard the plan an excellent one
to call attention to Hawaii and turn tourists this way.
Praises are continually being received from people n the coast
of what the band did while at the exposition and it is believed the
favorable impression created at the Portland exposition ' may be
made general and that may prominent Americans may be interest
ed in the territory by the band and induced to come here as tour
The climiatic conditions here are so aitTerent ironi that or. any
part of the United States that a trip here in winter or in fact any
time would be enjoyed by any one and as the scenery is the grand
est of the grand all who can should come an see the unsurpassed
beauties of the islands.
The Advertiser on Roads In our last issue we publish
and Politics. ed under the above heading a
clipping fi'om the Advertiser to show its attitude toward the
Hawaiian citizens. i
The slus cast at the Hawajians are wholly uncalled for and de
serve the severest condemnation of all fair minded people irres
pective of nationality or political affiliations.
Our own experience with citizen labor has not been such as to
justify any such reflections as were cast and we believe the de
partment of Public Works from the superintendent down to the
road lunas are more to blame than the laborers.
The policy of the superintendent has been such that contractors
must undertake to do Avork at a lower fisu re than it can be pro
perly done for and theu eet off without fully complying with the
specifications. This results in poorly paid labor and inferior work
and usually costs the taxpayer more money than good substantial
wrork would. Any white man who would prefer Japs and Chinamen
to native Hawaiians as laborers on public works is unfit to be
known as an American and should don the wooden shoes and
kimona or pig tail of the race whose champion he would be.
Improvements The large new offices being built by Doctors
in Wailuku. Weddickand Dinegar on Main Street does in
a degree refute the assertion that Wailuku has no progressive
citizens. These gentlemen are thoroughly in earnest and are
determined to be thoroughly equipped for their duties as physi
cian and surgeons ana are building an ollice and operating room
twenty-eight by seventy feet which will be divided in to five
separate rooms one of which will be used for the X Ray machine
When these rooms are completed and their combined instruments
and equipments are placed therein they will have by far the best
offices and equipments on the whole island. Buildings of this
kind should act as an impetus to spur others to put up more and
better buildings than we now have as it is an indisputable fact
that each neat building leads to others of the same nature.
The Auditors The Territorial Auditor has made an esti
Estimate- mate of the tax income of Maui far below
the receipts of last year and is sending to the County Treasurer
monthly allowances based thereon.
This will deter the progress of work decided upon by the
supervisors and ivill work a great injury to the whole county
The county act provides that an estimate shall be made on January
first of the year and payments based thereon shall be made to the
The law does not specify who shall make the estimate but as the
deputy tax assessors and collectors are the only ones whose
estimates would be of value it seems to us they and not the Audi
tor should make the estimates. It is to be hoped the Auditor may
see his error and correct the same otherwise each county will
Sentenced to ten day for Con
The case of Y. Anm of Honolulu
may be readly those whose duty it will
be to sit as gYand jurors in tbe com
ing session of the circuit.
The article we reprint from the
Evening Bulletin of the 1st. instant.
A. Anin, the prominent Chinese,
who refused to answer the Grand
Jury's question as to whether he ran
a che t bank or not, was this after
noon sentenced to ten days' imprison
ment by Judge Lindsay for contempt
Judge Sumphreyi who, with F. E.
Thompson, apoeared for Anin, put
up a strenuous battle for his client,
but it was a losing fitrht, his defence
being broken through by Attorney
General Peters and M liver ton. Hum
phreys first prsented a motion to
quash the process citing Anin on the
grounds that it wan not issued in the
name of the Territory as was requir
ed by the Organic Act.
Peters and Milverton arpued that
Anin was already before the court as
8 witness before the Grand Jury
and that therefore an original prosess
was not necessary. ' Judge Lindsay
denied the motion, and exceptions
"And we now state that we de
cline to answer the question asked
because we would subject ourselves
to criminal prosecution," said Hum
Peters immediately asked that
Anin be adjudged guilty of conte nipt
Humphreys sa'd that to compel
his client to answer a question and
thereby incriminate himself was to do
prlve him of bis constitutional ngK
to refuse to incriminate himself .
Milverton, in answer, called the
Court's attention to the special
statute in gambling matters whet eby
a witness is compelled to incriminate
bim self, but can not be prosecuted
Judge Lindsay sentenced the dr.
fendant to be im priRoned for ten days
cr until he had purged himself from
Humphreys gave notice of an ex
ception and asked that a bond be
fixed. This met with some opposition
frons the prosecution, but the Court
finally released him on his own rec
ognizance Humphreys stated in leav
ing the court room that he would do
all he could to expedite the matter.
His bill of exceptions would be ready
within two hours.'
The Grand Jury has set before it
the huge resolve of cleaning up the
Augaean che-fa stable. The investi
gators have decided to take the bull
by the horns and to go into tbe mat
ter of gambl'ng from alpha to omega
and to leave no stone unturned to get
at the truth. This will mean work,
and for this reason the Inquisitors
are not satisfying themselves with a
session once a week, hut are going
ahead day after day. ; ' ; ' (
The Grand Jury in opening its in
vestigation evidently decided to
strike directly at the root of the
evil, and to accomplish this they have
created some excitement by; calling
before them the big guns of China
town, instead of starting their work
with lowly spies, icformerf and dis
gruntled gamblers with an axe to
grind, as has heretofore ' generally
been the case.
The determination of the Grand
Jury is amply illustrated by the meth
od with which it works. Yesterday
afternoon, after Willie Crawford had
been before the body for over twj
hours, Y. Anin was called. Anin is
one of the biggest guns in Chinatown.
He owns the Kekaulike street fish
market and other commercial enter
prises, and is incidentally reported
by some to be one of the highest
trumps in che-fa-dom.
Anin and the inquisitors soon
agreed to disagree. The jurors ask
ed pointblank if Anin ran a che-fa
game. Anin thought this very in
discreet and refused to answer on
the grounds that he would not answer
a question which miirht incriminate
him. The jurors insisted, but' Anin
was- obdurate, and the result was
that he was his morning haled be
fore Judk'e Lindsay to be cited for
Attorney General Peters stated
the niaiter to the court and a pre
liminary report, giving the full de
tails, was handed over.
The report shows "that on the 31st
day of January, A. D. 1906, the
abovenamed Grand Jury was duly
considering a case duly entered upon
the minutes of the said Grand Jury,
in which one John Doe was charged
with the offense of maintaining and
conducting a lottery."
It further shows that Young Niu,
otherwise known as Y. Ah IN in, was
Summoned as a witness in this case.
' "That as such witness in said cause,
so sworn as aforesaid, he was asked
the following question.
''State whether or not you are, this
31st day of January, A. D. 1906, main
taining aud conducting at Honolulu
a gambling game knotun as che-fa-"
"That in answer to said question
the said witness stated as follows:
"I am afraid to auswer, because it
might injure me."
"That upon further request to an
swer said question the said witues8
refused to answer tLe same on the
grounds that it might injure him."
Peters asked that Anin be cited to
appear at 2 o'clock this afternoon to
show cause why be should not be
found guilty of coutempt, which or
der accordingly was issued.
It Is understood that Anin has the
benefit of the advice of a prominent
lawyer in the matter, and that the
question as to whether he could be
forced to incriminate himself by the
Grand Jury will be hotly contested.
Judge Lindsay stated this morning
that the question was an important
one. The Attorney General will hold
that Anin must answer the question
after the statue which provides that
a witness is not privileged from crim
inating himself in a gambling case,
but cannot be prosecuted afterwards.
Iu this case Anin would be perfectly
safe If he answered the question, but
on the other baud his testimony, if
incriminating, might be used against
' After leaving Judge Lindsay's
court room the Grand Jurors return
ed to their quarters iu the throne
room and resumed business in a very
energetic manner. '
Chung Mee Hing, another very
prominent Chinese was called. He
remained before the inquistors
throughout the forenoon. Mee Hing
is well known about thf police station,
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durance vile by the police for violat
ing the gambling laws.
At noon the Grand Jury took a re
cess until 2 p. m., but they took the
precaution to have material ready
for an Interesting afternoon's work.
Ah On, the former Chinese police
officer, and Ah Hoo. the wealthy
livery stable owner, whose gorgeous
luaus a few years ago were attended
by the high and mighty in the land,
were summoned as witnesses and will
hold them selves in readiness to be
examined this afternoon. The famous
Hatter report is understood to have
contained many interesting yarns
about both these gentlemen, at least
tbey were both indicted and charged
with bribery and extortion, but the
cases against them fell through.
The Grand Jury is not only direct
ing its investigation against the gam
blers themselves, but it is also taking
up the issue of whether the pilico
authorities are mixed up with gam
bling or not. Many insinuations have
been made to the effect that the police
were directlv interested in certain
gambling games, and, whether tl e
Grand Jury believes this to bo true
or not, it is determined to find out
the truth about the matter, and is
understood to be examining its wit
nesses closely on that point.
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