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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, IANUARY 5, 1907
THE mUI NEWS
ntercil nt the 1'ost Officii at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People.
Issued Every Saturday.
Hugh A. Coke,
Editor and Vlnnngcr
JANUARY 5, 1907
Our Criminal Law. Prior to the granting of the Manga
Chartaon June 15th 1215, tyranny of the English Kings was unin
durable aud the most innocent person was liable to arrest anil i m
prisonment at any time. So unjust, were the exactions of King
John that the Euglish Barrons rose up against him and compelled
him to sign the Manga Cbarta that has since been cherished by
the English speaking people as the foundation of liberty. The
tyranny then existing led the people to safeguard the accused
rather than the state and while granting the accused an appeal
denied that right to the state. This was found best at the time but
has since been abused to such an extent than on technicalities
manj of our worst criminals have been able to escape a just
punishment. So shrewd are some of our brightest lawyers that
they have been able to clear criminals on mere technicalities alone
and it would seem that the nest of criminals of San Francisco have
a chance to escape the penitentiary where they should be at the
In an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle of December 18th
that paper has the following to say of our criminal laws.
The fact tnat the felons wnom we are trying to convict are
officials has nothing to do with their demonstration of the fact that
it is impossible, under our laws, to put thieves in the penitentiary
when there is a targe band rounded up at one time and they all
fight. Under our laws the half-dozen rascals who have already
been indicted for their share in the orgy of official plunder in this
city can block our criminal courts. The disgraceful farce of putt
ing the Grand Jurors and the District Attorney on trial instead of
the scoundrels who have been indicted can apparently bo protract
ed for weeks. Happily the Legislature meets early next month,
and if it does not put a speedy end to it we are mistaken. We are
getting an object lesson which, perhaps, was needed. The whole
miserable machinery of obstruction must be swept away. Who
ever is indicted by a Grand Jury must go to trial, unless, in the
opinion of the trial Judge, extraordinary conditions indicate that
some inquiry should be made to be conducted solely by himself
The public will be satisfied with nothing short of that, nor will it
be satisfied with that. The abuses of appeal must be ended. ,
"What the gang asserts that it is endeavoring to show by ex
mination of Grand Jurors is that the state of public feeling in this
city is such that no Grand Juror could be "impartial." If that line
of argument is permitted it would only be necessary for such fel
lows as Schmitz and Ruef to carry on their plunder without any
concealment to be perfectly safe from indictment or conviction.
They would be able to say that since everybody knew that they
were thieves it would be impossible for jurymen to be in a judicial
frame of mind. What they do, m effect, say now is that the mis
government of this city is so abominable, and so notorious, and
the presumption of guilt of the officials so great, that no Grand
Jury could possibly deal with any of the rogues in an impartial
frame of mind and that, therefore, they should all be turned loose
to continue their plunder. The more notorious the misgovern
ment the stronger the presumption of guilt, the greater the result
ing indignation of an outraged people, the safer the wretches who
are the cause of it all from punishment or even from trial.
"We demand of the coming Legislature that such stricken com
munities as ours shall be given a chance to protect themselves by
the due processes of just laws. We demand that all technical de.
fenses to criminals be swept away. We demand that indicted
persons shall be brought to trial and, if convicted by a jury .punish
ed without delay, and without appeal except upon the certificate
of the trial Judge that there has been probable miscarriage of
justice. The public has suffered long in this matter and its
patience is at an end. It demands that the courts be empowered
to administer speedy justice and that notorious villains shall no
longer be permitted to flout the majesty of the law."
The Heavy Cost of The following from the American
Cuban Reciprocity. Economist shows concisely the trade
conditions existing between the United States and Cuba under the
reciprosity treaty existing between those two countries.
It is found from the official statistics of the Department of Com
merce and Labor that the reciprocity arrangement with Cuba has
proved a very costly one to the United States, if we are to consid
er broad and general results. In the fiscal year 1903, the treaty
not then being in operation, we imported from Cuba $G2, 942,790
and exported to.Cuba $21,761,638.
In the fiscal year 1901, with the treaty in operation for the
latter half of that year, our imports were $76,983,418, and our ex
ports were $27,377,465.
In 1906, fall treaty year, our imports were $S4:979,821; our ex
The total of our imports for the two and one-half years of treaty
operation ending with June 30, 190(5, was $248,207,498.
Our total exports to Cuba for the same period amounted to $113
421,754. It will be seen that our unfavorable trade balance with
Cuba, arising from exports, has in the two and one-half years of
the treaty operation reached a total of $134,845,744. That is to
say, while we have increased by $2(,O0O,OOO our sales toCuba since
1903, a no-treaty year, and while our total exports in that period
have amounted to $113,421,754, our adverse trade balance exceeds
the total of our exports by considerably more than $21,000,000.
Considereg in relation to our National finances, this would seem
to be a rather costly bargain.
Considered in relation to our own industrial output, it would
also seem to be u very bad bargain. We have as a matter of fact
in the last two years and one-half supplied Cuba with nearly $135,
000,000 of American money, in excess of Cuba's purchases from
us, with which to increase her purchases from our own competi
tors in foreign countries.
But this Is not the wbole cost of Cuban reciprocity. Besides de
pleting our own money market of nearly $135,000,000, we have taken
from the United btates Treasury, in the shape of reduced Tariff
on imports from Cuba, at least $30,000,000 in the last two and one
half years of reciprocity. That would bring the total net cost of
Cuban reciprocity to about $165,000,000.
This, is would seem, is a very bad business proposition. We
should soon find ourselves absolutely in debt to the outside world
and an enormous Treasury deficit staring us in the face, besides
if we were to negotiate very many more such reciprocity treaties
as the one under which we are now working with Cuba. There
has been, of coarse, a material increase in our sales to Cuba, but to
payl 165,000,000 :n unfavorable trade balances and lost revenues
or $52,000,000 more than the gross sum of our exports, for thai in
crease in trade, can hardly bo considered a winuing game.
IP COUNTRY NOTES.
The kona storms of Saturday and
Monday were unusually severe in the
pper Makawao and Kula sections.
All Saturday night the wind blew a
fierce tale. The lightning played
incessantly and much thunder was
eard, 2.56 irehes of rain fell.
During Sunday it was more calm
ut it rained in heavy downpours,
the rain guage showing 9.411 inches
for the daylight hours.
But it was during Monday after
noon and early evening that tfte pale
was at its height. It came in great
gusts which seemed at times to reach
the limit as to velocity and even to
go beyond it. Then it was that great
rees began to fall every where. The
ground being softened by over 30
inches of recent rains during the
north a well as the kona storms the
roots could not hulJ and many a
giant toppled over.
In Kula r.uniernuA pnninis as well
as eucalyptus ere blown down. .Many
rees were uprooted all over Maka-
wao. In Kula a tree crushed in the
servants' quarters at the J. P. Cooke
residence. A large eucalyptus des
troyed a part of the stable of F. W
Hardy's in Makawao. W. O. Aiken's
pineapples were all blown upon their
sides. A large house at Kaluauui
plantation was moved off its found
ation. Many beautiful trees at Ha
leakala Ranch were thrown down
about 100 eucalyptus trees belonging
to the Maui Agricultural Co. at Ka
luanui near the Hamakuapoko road
were laid low and much other darn
Altogether the holiday season has
been anything but a time of peace
and of quiet enjoyment, in fact t e
whole mouth as far as weather is
concerned has been most unusual
with a rainfall record of 42.44 inches.
The wind to day, Wednesday is still
from the South.
The Hamakuapoko tennis tourn
amen I which was to have taken place
on New Year's Day was postponed
as the courts were too wet to be
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Bom are spend
ing a two weeks honeymoon at "Idle
wild" near Olinda. They will reside
at Kahului. j"
Telephone lines are down in all
On Monday streams could be seen
running in gulches all over Haleakala
a most unusual occu rence.
One half the roof of the old Pookela
church was blown in by the kona
STEAMERS TO ARRIVE
Date Name Fkom
8wanzy'g Collie Probably
Hilo, December 27, F. M. Swanzy
lost a valuable Collie dog just afte
his arrival in Hilo last week, a d
Irom the best evidence obtainable it
appears that the animal was eaten
The dog strayed away from the Vol
cano House, and as soon as it
absence was noted attempts were
made to recover it. Not only by
advertising but by employing assis
tance, Mr. Swanzy made every effort
to find the animal. The result was
a peculiar discovery by ore of the
The do" was seen on the Volcano
road, being dragged at the end of a
rope by a native. A Japanese who
had been hired to look for the animal
searched various places, and finally
traced the dog to a certain home
along the Volcano road. In tha
home he found no dog, but he did find
under the hoi se, some of the bones of
a dog that had apparently been th
main feature of a luau. There is no
direct evidence, but a strong pre
sumption exists that the remains in
question are those of the lost Collie,
Mr. Swr.nzy's collie, besides being
a well bred dog of considerable value
was a family pet, and the loss of th
animal is greatly regretted by him
self and family. 'The fact that the
dog appears to have been captured
and eaten makes the incident a vei
unusual one. There Is still a slight
hope that the animal is alive and will
be found, but it is regarded as almost
certain that the collie was used for
luiu.- Hawaii Herald.
The Knights of Pythias have made
every preparation for a grand ball
tonight and the affair promises to be
a thorough success.
It was planned to have the dance
on New Years eve but the state of
the weather made it impossible and
it was postponed until tonight.
Sonoma S. F.
Nippon Maru S. F.
Hongkong Maru. Yokohama
Moana . .Colonies
Alameda S. F.
Doric S. F.
Coptic . . S. F.
Sierra ..... Colonies
Ventura S. F:
America Maru.. .Yokohama
Hongkong Maru S. F.
Alameda S. F.
Korea S. F.
Sierra. S. F.
America Maru S. F.
Alameda S. F.
Nippon Maru. . . .Yokohama
Siberia.. S. F.
Sonoma S. F
China S. F.
Alameda S. F.
Mongolia S. F.
Nippon Maru .S. F.
Hongkong Maru .Yokohama
Ventura VS. F.
STEAMERS TO DEPART
Date Name For
Jan. 1 Ventura S. F.
" 2 Sonoma Colonies
" 4 Nippon Maru. ...Yokohama
" 8 Hongkong Maru . . .. S. F.
" 9 Moana Victoria
12 Aorangi . . Colonies
" 15 Doric Yokohama
" 16 Alcmeda. .... . . .S. F.
" 18 Korea S. F.
." 22 Coptic Yokohama
" 22 Sierra S. F.
" 23 Veutura Colonies
" 29 America Maru S. F.
" 31 Hongkong Maru. Yokohama
Feb. 5 Siberia S. F
" 6. Miowera Victoria
" 6 Alameda S. F.
" 9 Moana Colonies
" 12 China S. F
" 12 Korea Yokohama
" 12 Sonoma S. F.
" 13 Sierra Colonies
" 9 Mongolia , S. F.
' 20 America Maru. ..Yokohama
" 26 Nippon Maru . . .S. F,
" 27 A'arneda S. F.
" 28 Siberia.. Yokohama
Mar. 5 Ventura S. V.
" 6 Aornngi Victoria
' " 6 Sonoma Colonies
" 7 China Yokohama
" 9 Doric S. F
" 9 Miowera Colonies
" 15 Mongolia Yokohama
" 16 Coptic S. F
" 20 Nippon Maru. .. .Yokohama
" 20 Alameda S. F.
" 26 Sierra. S. F,
" 26 Hongkong Maru S. B
" 27 Ventura.... Colonies
U. S. A. transports wi'l leave for
San Francisco and Manila and will
arrive from same ports at irregular
intervals. Calling at Manila.
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual Meeting of the Stockholders
of The Lahaina National Bank, for
the purpose of electing directors for
the year 1907, and the transaction of
such other business as may como be
fore the meeting, will be held at its
Banking House in Lahaina, on Sat
urday January 26th, 1907at3 o'clock
C. D. LUFKIN.
The regular semi-annual meeting
of the "Hui Aina o Huelo" will be
held at Hamakuapoko Meeting House
ot the Hui on Friday, the 11th day of
January, 1907, at 10 o'clock a. m.
By order of the Board of Directors,
A. N. KEPOIKAI,
Dated, Dec. 20, 1906,
Dec. 22, 29. Jan. 5.
We ore now open for business ot our
new office in the Masonic Building.
Our Warehouse is now complete and
we have filled it with
as well as
We now carry a full line of
BATHROOM FIXTURES and ACCESSORIES,
SANITARY APPLIANCES, ETC.,
PAINTS AND OILS,
PAINT BRUSHES, PAINTER'S SUPPLIES.
Call and see our exhibit or ring us up on the
peone if you need anything in our line.
Baldwin National Bank of Kahului.
Pursuant to Article 4 of the By
Laws of the Association, the regular
Ai.nual Meeting of the stockholders
of the B.ililtvjii National Bank will he
held in the Banking House at Kahu
lui on Tuesday the 29th of January
1907. at 10 A. M.
. Business. The Electian of Officers
for the ensuing year and any other
business that may be brought before
D. C. LINDSAY,
Dec. 29-Jan. 5-12-19.
Notice is hereby, given that the
Annua Meeting of Stockholders of
The First National Bank of Wailuku,
for the purpose of electing direc'ors
for the year 1907, and the transac
tion of such other business as may
come before the meeting, will be held
at its Banking House in Wailuku, on
Tuesday, January 22nd, 1907 at ten
o'clock A. M.
C. D LUFKIN, .
5t. '. Cashier.
Kahului Railroad Co's
Office. Masonic Bldg. KAHULUI.
BECAUSE, t.hev get as good a
smoke for FIVE CENTS as they
used to for Ten Cents.
The last whiff is as good as the
WHY NOT TRY ONE?
It burns evenly.
We sell the ADELINA PATTI.
Sole Honolulu Agents.
CORNER HOTEL, and FORT S7S.
Uime Jable3aliului Slailroad Company
WAILUKU-PA1A DIVISION KAHULUI-PUUNENE-KIHEII DIVISION.
STATIONS A. M. Pas. P. M. STATIONS I I
Pas. Fit. Pas. Pas. only Pas.
Kahului Leave 7.00 2.00 Kahului Leave 6.20 1.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 2.12 Puunene Arrive 6.35 1.35
Wailuku Leave 7.20 2.20 Puunene Leave 6.40 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.32 2.32 Kahului Arrive 6.55 L55
Kahului Leave 7.35 9.40 2.35 5.10 Kahului Leave 8.10 9.45 3.10
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 3.55 2.47 5.22 Puunene Arrive 8.25 10.00 3.25
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.15 2.50 5 25 Puunene Leave 8.30 10.30 3.30
Paia Arrive 8.05 10.35 3.05 5.40 Kahului Arrive . 8.45 10.45 3.45
Paia Leave 8.15 10.50 3.15 5.45 Kahului Leave 9.45
Sp'ville. Arrive 8.35 3.35 Puunene Arrive 10.00
Sp'ville Leave 8.40 3.40 Puunene Leave
Kahului Arrive 8.52 11.30 3.52 6.05 Camp 5 , Arrive , 10.30
Kahului Leave 8.55 11.45 3.55 Kihei Arrive ' 11.15
Wailuku Arrive 9.10 12.00 4.10 Kihei Leave 11.30
Wailuku Leave 9.20 12.20 . 4.15
Kahului Arrive 9.35 12.35 4.30 Kihei trains Tuesday only and carry freight only.
Kahului Railroad Company
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Ltd. j ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Line of Sailing Vessels Betweer
San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.;
WILDER'S STEAMSHIP CO.
Importers and Dealers In
NOR WEST and REDWOOD LUMBER in all sizes rough and surfaced. SASH. DOORS and BLINE
in Cedar aud Redwood.CEDRA ULDINGS and INSIDE FINISHING LUMBER, also a full line
CORRUGATED IRON, G ALVANZED IRON, ZING, GALVANIZED IRON PIPE, COAL TAR,
CEMENT, OILS aud PAINTS, FENCE WIRE and STAPLES: NAILS PITCH, OAKUM, Etc. Etc.