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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, APRIL 2i, 1 90b
What is Best for Maui
Is Best for the News
ATTORNEY AT LAW
WAILUKU. : : : : MAUI.
EDMUND II. HART
Notary Purlio, Conveyenoer and
Agent to Grant Marriage License
Oflice, Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
' Tho perhaps natural but rather
unexpected result of our last ad
was a tromendous, unprecedented
rush for those shoes from .tho great
est shoe-factory in tho world.
Men, women and children stood
in lino awaiting their turn to bo
served. A crush ensued, but for
tunately no lives wore lost.
It is no trick at all to sell those
shoes. They sell themselves. Come
and look at them, and you will see
MAUI DRUG STORE
V. A, VETLESEN. Prop.
The Bank of Hawaii
Incorporated Under tho Laws of
the Republic of Hawaii.
SURPLUS : $200,000.00
' UNDIVIDED PROFITS .$70,000.00
Chas. M. Cooke President
P. C. Jones Vice-President
C. H. Cooko Cashier
C. Hustaco Assistant Cashier
. E. D. Tcnnoy, J. A. McCandlcss,
C. II.- Atherton, 'E. V. Bishop. ,
Transact a General Commercial
.and Savings Business.
D R S .
AI E D D I C K & D I N E G A. R.
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
7:30 to 8:30 A. M.
2:30 to 4 1 M.
6 to 8 I. 51.
Malulani Hospital, 9 A. M.
V' - M.l " L-.-.t
There is no place- so s. fe fur h ird t arued. dollars as
in the strong burglar proof vault of 1 National Hank
Our Bank has the great advantage of government
protection and direction. Uncle Sam guards and
guides us. You should open an account with us at
once. If out of town, write us and learn to bank by
PIRST NATIONAL HANK OP WAILUKU,
Wuiluku, Maui, T. II.
Five Persons are Drowned, a Number are In
jured and Others Narrowly Escape
Death.-Much Damage Done.
NEW RUBBER COMPANY FORMED.
A Promising Enterprise at Nahiku Launched. -The Report
of the Committee on Territories in full. Strong
Reasons why the Bill Should Pass.
Fatal disaster nt VVailcapu.
About 2:30 A. M. on Thursday, the
ncwEmmesly reservoir above Wai
kapu, broke its embankment and
rushed medley down the steep hill to
the vegetable and taro lands below
where a n .mher of Japaneso were
peacefully sleeping, five of whom
wero to awaken only for a moment
before beginning the great sleop that
must come to all.
So sudden was the on rush of water
that none wore aware of the danger
until it was too late to save all.
About twenty persons who wero not
in the central oti rush of the waters
climbed trees while some remained in
their houses that were washed away.
Although those people were not kill
ed several were badly bruised and
cut. In a few moments tho water
had gone down and friends came to
seach for the missing.
A mother and two little girls wero
found nearly a half mile below and al'
day tho search was kept up for the
bodies of two other children. While
but three bodies wero discovered -it
is certain that live were lost.
Several persons wero washed down
the decline and miraculously escaoed
death. One man was washed into a
tree and hold on until the waters
went down. Another was washed
cgainst a post and held on until after
the danger was over while one
women and one little girl werei wash
ed aowu to the lower reservoir. The
little girl was badly hurt ajd left in
the deep silt unable to oxtricate her
self but is not dangerously injured.
Head luna C. M- Roberts with a
large force of men searched all day
for tho missing while Manager Wells
lent all assistance possible.
8:30 to 10 A. M.
12:30 to 2:30 V. 51.
6 to 8 P. M.
New Rubber Plantation.
Attorney James L. Coke returned
Tuesday from Honolulu, whither he
had gone to obtain a charter for the
incorporation of the Hawaiian-American
Rubbor Company, Ltd., which is
capitalized at $80,000.00, with tho
privilege of increasing its capital to
The following persons are the in
corporators: Hugh Howell, Harry
A. Baldwin, James L. Coke, William
Williamson, L. Barkhausen, C. D.
Lufkin and John Duggan. Tho shares
are $50 each, all paid up.
The company has 520 acres of land
at Nahiku, Maui, and contemplates
taking in some that has been drop
ped by tho homesteaders in that
vicinity. Much of the land adjoins
that of tho Nahiku Company, bub it
is all below the government road, at
an elevation of less than 900 feet.
The incorporators have taken over a
number of individual holdings and
now have 7000 trees growing. They
range from seedlings to a height of
twenty feet and 4000 are a year old.
Thoy have been storing seeds until
how they have 40,000 already sprout
ed. It is believed that for rapid
growth the trees on tho lower eleva
tion, where the lands of this now
company are located, nave advan
tages over the upper lands. Of the
land under tho control of tho com
pany 220 acres arp cleared ready for
the new trees and several thousaud
holes are dug. It is expected that
by January next there will bo 150,-
000 trees in tho ground.
Thielpn and Williamson, who have
financed the proposition, lhave already
ordered 240,000 seeds ot the Hovea
and Ceara trees, varieties that have
been highly re'coinrrended by rubber
oxperts for tho soil in this Territory.
Mr. Williamson of tho firm spent two
weeks in the district and investigated
Jhom all tho viewpoints and when ho
left for Honolulu he was satisfied that
the industry would bo a success. Ho
says he believes there is laud m some
of the gulches on Hawaii that will
produoo the finest grade of rubbor
with proper attention.
The prospectus of tho Hawaiian
Amenci n Co. will bo issued ut once
and Mr. Howell says tho stocK wil
all be taken up within thirty days.
COMMITTEE ON TERRITORIES
Through the courtesy of County
Attorney D. II. Caen, wo herewith
give in full tho retort to Congress
of tho Coimijitteo on Territories
relative to tho IIouso resolution
introduced by our delegato, Kala
This resolution was tho ono that
led the public spirited citizens of
Hawaii nei to send a conunitteo to
Washington to aspist Mr. Knlani
anaole, of which committee, Mr,
D. II. Case was ono of tho most
The Congressional Committco
heard our dologates and havo sub
mitteel tho following report to Con
gress which will show what im
pression our dologation made on
tho members of Congress;- and will
AN INDIGNANT PEOPLE
Tho people all over the island
of Maui arc. indignant at tho
treatment received from tho
wi rcless people during tho last
Messages were made public in
Lahaina that were denied by tho
operator to tho rest of tho peo
ple, ( ven after tho superintend
ent of the telephone system
urged the Operator to let tho
people know the latest news.
This has been a time of un
precedented anxiety to all and
thoy feel that thoy should have
been favored with all the news
received from the Coast, except
strictly private messages.
interest all who havo tho welfare
of Hawaii at heart.
Mr. Colo, from tl Committee on
tho Territories, submitted the fol
Tho Committee on tho Territor
ies to whom was referred the bill
(H. R. 14015) to establish a fund
for public works in tho Territory
of Hawaii, having had the same
under consideration report it back
to the House with tho recommend
ation that it do pass amended as
In line 5 strike out "twenty" and
In making this recommendation
yourcommitteo bases its action on
broad grounds of national policy.
When tho exigencies of tho
Spanish-American war gave us the
sovereignty of the Philippines and
Porto Rico, public sentiment was
reflected by legislation of Congress,
which provided that no revenues
should be collected from either of
thoso possessions, except to bo re
turned to their own treasuries.
In tho case of Porto Rico, where
it is oxpected that American sov
ereignty will be pormanent, Con
gress has both given to it absolute
free entry of all its products to our
markets, and also further provides
that all customs dues on foreign
imports bo paid into tho Porto
Rican treasury direct,the expendi
ture of thoso funds being loft whol
ly to tho government of Porto Rico.
The amount of such customs rev
enues in Porto Rico in tho last
fiscal year was $723,793.03.
This action of Congress toward
Porto Rico substantially recognized
thoprmciplo that fiscal regulations
designed for mainland States, aro
not adapted to insular territories
over seas. Such insular territories
aro not part of tho commercial body
of tho mainland, with tho currents
of commerco and money circulating
through them; instead,1 they are
detached units with a definite
amount of circulating medium with
in each. To constantly take rev
onues from'such a detached terri
tory without some systematic re
turn ot tiie same can not hut re
sult injury to it.
In the case of Hawaii, wo took
over an established government
which had been a separate sover
eignty for three-quarters of a con
tury. During that time Hawaii had
built up its own fiscal system, witli
its customs receipts furnishing
more than one-third tho ontire gov
ernmental expenditures. It was
claimed on behalf of Hawaii, when
its organic act was before Congress,
that all thoso revenues should" bo
returned to tho Territory for its
use, and it was predicted thatthoir
loss would seriously embarrass tho
local govornment. For five years
tho Territory has tried tho present
system, with increasing difficulty.
A total of $8,502,146 in local
taxation has been raised by taxes
on land, personalty, income tax,
Continued on page 6.
m P ri 1 1
errmc KartnauaKe uemo isnes business ror
tion of City and
EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS MANY CITIES
Hollister, Monterey, Santa Cruz
ed While Oakland is Severely Damaged. The
Whole State Suffers Greatly.
LAIIAINA. April 20. 4 t. m.
confirm all previous reports.
SAN FRANCISCO. Auril 20.
between this city and Honolulu are
received in .Honolulu aro confirmed.
HONOLULU, April 20, 12:15 P. M. San Francisco cable open.
All business district and large portion of residence district wiped -out.
City under martial law. No mention of loss of life. Cable company
here is not receiving messages.
HONOLULU, April 20. The following cable was received by way
of Bremen, Germany. A tremendous earthquako caused great con
flagration, and destroyed the greater part of the city of San Francisco,
especially tho business portion, including tho City Hall, Chinatown
and all largo hotels are probably destroyed. Many lives were lost.
Saving other parts of tlje city very diflicult as tho water mainB and
pipe lines are damaged. Miner's powder for blasting buildings to
check fire exhausted. Situation desperate. Oakland seriously dam
aged. Santa Cruz, Monterey, Hollister and Santa Rosa destroyed
Spreckels' refinery destroyed. Light shocks continue.
HONOLULU via Now York and Yokohama, April 20. Tho en
tire business portion of the city of San Francisco is destroyed and tho
fires are still raging. There is no water with which to fight tho fires.
The residence portion of tho city was nit destroyed by earthquako and
a part of tho city may bo saved.
HONOLULU, April 20. Tests have been mado and tho cable is
found to bo in working order to the beach station near tho Cliff Houbo,
but no operators have replied sinco.IO a. m. on the 18th, whether thoy
have boon killed or what the reason ia for their silenco is unknown.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18. This city was wrecked this morn
ing at 5:10 a. in. by the worst earthquako over known in thel United
States and one of tho worst known in tho world' for many years. Thou
sands of houses were demolished and many thousands of lives wore lost.
Within a few minutes fire sprang up from all over tho city, adding
panic and devastation to what had been but a fewimoments before ono
of tho happiest cities of tho Golden West. By seven o'clock in the
morning all the districts between Montgomery street and tho water
front were destroyed and on fire. This includes tho principal business
portion of the city and some of tho city's principal hotels, and includes
the far famed Palace Hotel, the Grand Hotel, tho Lick, tho Russ, and ,;
Tho fifteen story Call building, that was built especially to with
stand earthquakes, was ono of tho first to be demolished.
As tho water mains wero broken by tho undulations of tho earth
thoro was no means to check tho fires that wore raging all over tho
city and tho people becoming panic stricken, fled for their lives in
every direction. At 7:30 a. m. tho water was up to Second street and
tho fires all over the city were beyond control. At this time martial
law was declared and tho people driven from their homes for their own.
protection. Whether tho inflow of water means that tho city is sink
ing or that a tidal wavo followed the earthquake is unknown. Shortly .
after this the cable refused to work.
The latest edition of tho World's Almanac gives tho population of
tho city of San Francisco -at 342,782 for tho year 1900 and all believed
tho city would become the Now York ot the Pacific. This is now out
of tho question and wo bcliovo that she can nover recover tho effects of
the awful calastropho she has just suffered. In tho year 1870 an earth
quake of considerable severity was felt in the city and along tho entire
coast. Again in 1880 and ono in 1889 did considerable damago whilo
tho city was again visited by a shock in tho year 1897. Tho peculiar
feature of all of these shocks was that in each case tho business portion
of tho city of San' Francisco sufforod tho most while tho city of Oak
land suffered but little.
MANILA, April 17. Tho constabulary headquarters at Malolos
lias been attacked by lndrones, and three members of tho constabulary
and one hid rone killed.
WASHINGTON, April 17. Secretary of State Root has been as
sured that Russia is adopting precautions to prevent anti-Jewish up
risings at Easter. .
BELGRADE, Sorvia, April 17. TanatsHovitcli, the lcadofoftlio
regicides, has boon rotired from tho army.
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, April 17. Tho mob leadors havo boon
jailed, and wholesale arrosts aro planned.
WASHINGTON, April 17. The total immigration for March foots
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., April 17. A mob of striking miners attempt
ed to rescue unionist r.iotcrs from tho police, ajid four wore shot and
i i-k t r u 1
Fire Wipes out
and Santa Rosa are Destroy
Private disnatches received hero "
11:30 A. M. Tho cable onorations ""
again resumed. All of tho reports