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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1907
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SATURDAY. JANUARY 12, 1907
The Buttinski If a "Buttinski Union" were started on Maui
Union Wailuku could furnish several who are cer
tainly eligible to membership.
At every entertainment given on Central Maui during the past
year a certain set of persons who
them have butted in and at the
spicuous on the floor.
While it is difficult to invite every one that doubtless would have
been welcome at all of the entertainments and names are some
times inadvertently left out there are others who are not welcome
and have not been invited in any case and yet they are always on
Such persons should be invited
probable that such a course will
Improvement Association Electa
The Wailuku District Improvement
Association held its annual meeting
Thursday evening of this week and
elected R. A. Wadsworth as Presi
dent, D. H. Davis, Vice President,
Charles Wilcox, Secretary, C. D.
Lufklc, Treasurer and W. A. McKay,
W. T. Robinson, D. H. Case, J. N. S.
Williams, Hugh M. Coke, George
Weight, and D. L. Meyer as members
of the Executive Committee. The
Association has done a great deal
of good in the past and will doubt
less have much work in the future.
Department Estimate they want
Increase of $656,3I.
The Governor's requests to the
heads of the various departments for
estimates of the amounts ot money
they will require to run their depart
ments during tbe next biennial period
have all been complied with, and the
total shows a considerable Increase
over the appropriations that were
made by the last Legislature.
The total Increase for the ensuing
two years amounts to $656,315. Of
this amount, $302,260 is for salaries
and the net requests for incidentals
and current expenses show an in
crease of $354,055, The net increase
for one year, therefore, may be figur
ed at about $328,157.
This does not mean, of course,
that the various departments will
get all they ask for, nor that tbe
Governor will recommend to the
Legislature that it give them what
they ask. That is an entirely dif
Governor Carter says that he cer
tainly will not hand in a budget aggre
gating more than the total of the es
timated income tor the biennial
period. What this will be Is not yet
known, as the Governor has received
reports along this line from only two
of the departments as yet. The es
timates from the other departments
are expected to be in his hands soon.
It is the custom for the Governor,
the Treasurer and the Auditor each
to make up an estimate of the prob
able income, each Independent of the
others. When the Governor has
these in his hands, be will ask the
two others to confer with him, and
the result of the compromise will be
taken as what the Government may
expect to have to spend during the
next biennial period. Governor Car
ter says that this final result during
his administration has always been
very close to the amount aotully
Tbe Governor says that it has been
the custom of his predecessors to
take the estimates of the heads of
departments and pass them on to
the Legislature, and if the amount
asked for was more than the income,
it was left to the Legislature to find
out what was to be done in the mat
ter, whether the estimates should be
cut down or tbe taxes increased
so as to raise the amount, Governor
Carter thinks, however, that his
duties reqaire more than that, and
he goes over the figures himself, and
makes from them his own estimate,
which is tbe budget that be passes
in to tbe Legislature.
A part of the increase asked for
comes from the department of educa
Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
have been invited to none of
dances have been the most con
to leave and it is more than
be pursued in future.
tion, and is in line with the plank in
the platforms of the various parties,
especially the Republican party, ad
vocating an increase in the salaries
of the teachers in the public schools.
This is really not an increase, but
merely the restoration of the salaries
to what they were before they were
cut several years ago, when expenses
were reduced all along the line.
Would Help The Farmer.
Washington, December .19. For
several years past there has been a
very active movement in favor of the
passage of a free alcohol law. Last
year action in this direction was
greatly accelerated by the receipt
by Senators and Members of thou
sands of petitions and letters urging
legislation authorizing the abatement
of the tax on alcohol to be used for
commercial purposes. Tbe demand
for legislation of this character came
principally from the farming com
munities, and was based upon tbe
theo-y that if the tax wero removed,
farmers would be able to manufacture
from their surplus gram, vegetables
and fruit sufficient alcohol to supply
themselves with power, heat and
Congress responded readily to the
demand, and when tbe law, known as
the free alcohol law was approved,
the general belief was that the Unit
ed States had entered upon a policy
similar to that which is in vogue in
leading European countries and that
the farmers of tbe country would reap
a great advantage. It has trans
pired, however, that these advant
ages are not so widespread as was
at first supposed. , Soon after tbe
approval of the law many inquiries
were received at the Agricultural
Department from the farmers of the
country, asking for information, and
there seems to be much disappoint
ment, especially in the agricultural
communities, over the fact, as ascer
tained by the department, that un
der existing law the anticipated
advantages are not to be realized.
Dr. Wiley, chief on the Bureau of
Chemistry of the Agricultural De
partment, in his report upon this
subject after a thorough axamination
of the law says:
"Any still for the distillation of
spirits must be registered and con
ducted under the supervision of the
internal revenue officers, and although
regulations on tbe subject exist, the
rules in regard to the output result
in fixing the minimum size of a regis
tered still as one making from seven
to ten proof gallons per day. It is
thus seen that It will not be practic
able for the farmer to operate a still
on a small scale under tbe present
A close examination of the la
shows that each distillery must be
supplied with a distillery warehouse
from which the alcohol may be with
drawn and deposited in a bonded
warehouse, wbere by a rather tedious
process it Is denatured and then re
lieved of the tax. This would, of
course, exclude what are known In
Germany as agricultural and pro
duce stills, wbere special apparatus
Is very generally in use which enables
tbe small producer to manufacture
alcohol for his own use. A tank is
attached to eacn of these small stills
which is locked and sealed by a rev
enue officer, and when the tankl H
full tbe revenue officer is notfied of
the fact, whereupon he unseals and
unlocks the tank and the alcohol is
denatured in the presence of the
In order to carry out the original
Intention of the law as understood
throughout the country, Senator
Hansbroigh ot North Dakota has
Introduced an amendment to the free
alcohol statute. The amendment is
"Tbat, for the convenience of per
sons engaged in the distillation of
alcohol in quantities that would not
justify the additional expense of a
distillery warehouse or a bonded
warehouse for each establishment,
and who employ approved apparatus
ith suitable alcohol tanks attached,
designed to be locked and sealed by
an authorized Government officer,
the Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue, with the approval of the Secre
tary of the Teasury, shall, under
rules prescribed by him, arrange for
the proper denaturing of any alcohol
of the required proof so distilled, such
distillation and denaturing to be un
der all the terms and conditions ot
this act applicable to such cases."
The proposed amendment to the
law was referred to the Committee
on Finance, of which the Senator is a
member. It is the opinion of Senator
Hansbrough that this amendment, it
adopted, will admit of the installation
by individuals, or groups of farmers,
of agricultural and produce stills
now In sucessful use in Germany, and
tbat much of the official red tape
necessary under the existing law will
be done away with, without the dan
ger ot imposition or fraud, and at
the same time give the farmers of
the country the advantages with res
pect to the manufacture of alcohol to
be denatured for light, heat and
power purposes, which it was origin
ally proposed they they should have,
India Rubber Importations.
The popularity of the bicycle and
automobile, coupled with the increas
ed use of electricty in the daily affairs
of the people, has Increased enor
mously the importation of India rub
ber. That article shows now a larger
value in the import list than almost
any other single product. The value
of India rubber imported in tbe crude
state in the year just ended will
aggregate nearly or quite $50,000,000
and if to this is added the value of
old and scrap rubber intended for
remanufacture the total for the
calendar year 1906 will considerably
The growth in demand for India
rubber and the consequent growth in
Importations for India rubber is not
a product of continental United
States has been more rapid than
that of almost any other important
article during the past decade. The
value of rubber imported in the calen
dar year 1896 was but $15,500,000,or
less than one-third of the prospective
total for the year 1906, thus indicat
ing tbat the value of rubber import
ed has increased more than 200 per
cent in a decade.
This increase in the value of India
rubber imported is due in part, how
ever, to the advance in price caused
by the great increase in demand in
various parts Of the world, and es
pecially in the United States, which
now consumes more than one-half of
the rubber crop of the world. The
quantity of rubber imported in tbe
first ten months of 1896 was 26,000,
000 pounds and the stated value
$11,500,000, making the average
value per pound 44 cents, while the
quantity imported in the ten months
of the past year, for which the
Bureau of Statistics of the Depart
ment oi Commerce and Labor has
now a record, is 53,500,(100 pounds,
valued at $41,666,666,66, or an aver
age of 77 cents per pound. It will be
seen from these figures that the
average import price of crude rub
ber has advanced 73 per cent, during
the last decade, due chiefly, it may
be assumed, to tbe increased demand
for rubber to be used in tbe manu
tacture of bicycles, automobiles, and
tbe various appliances required
through tbe greatly increased use of
electricity as applied to lighting,
transportation, and the manufactur
These figures of rubber imported
include only tbat coming in the crude
state. In addition to this there were
brought into tbe United States dur
ing the ten months ending with Octo
ber more than 18,000,000 pounds of
old and scrap rubber for remanufact
uring, and 12,500,000 pounds of gutta
(Continued in next issue. )
STEAMERS TO ARKIV.
Dam Nam Fbom
" 11 Alameda S. F.
" 12 Aorangl Victoria
" 15 Doric S. F.
" 18 Korea Yokohama
22 Coptic S.F.
" 22 Sierra Colonies
" 23 Ventura S. F:
" 29 America Maru.. .Yokohama
" 31 Hongkong Maru S. F.
Feb. 1 Alameda S. F.
" 5 Siberia! Yokohama
" 6 Mlowera Colonies
" 9 Moana Victoria
" 12 China Yokohama
' 12 Korea S. F.
" 12 Sonoma Colonies
13 Sierra S. F.
" 19 Mongolia Yokohama
" 20 America Maru S. F.
" 22 Alameda S. F.
26 Nippon Maru Yokohama
28 Siberia S. F,
Mar. 5 Ventura Colonies
" 6 Aorangl Colonies
" 6 Sonoma S. F
" 7 China S. F.
" 9 Doric Yokohama
" 9 Miowera Victoria
" 15 Alameda .S. F.
15 Mongolia S. F.
16 Coptic Yokohama
20 Nippon Maru S. F.
V 26 Sierra Colonies
' fi TTrtn frlrnn fy Maru .Vnlfntinmn
27 Ventura s. i ,
If the party who took Beven dozen
plates from the Knights of Pythias
Hall will return the same nn ques
tions will be asked. t. f.
We are now open for business at 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
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SANITARY APPLIANCES, ETC.,
PAINTS AND OILS,
PAINT BRUSHES, PAINTER'S SUPPLIES.
Call and see our exhibit or ring us up on the
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STATIONS It' M 1' p.f Pas. STATIONS I f I
Pas. Frt. 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 1.55
Kahului Leave 7.35 9.40 , 2.35 5.10 Kahului Leave 8.10 9.45 3.10
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 9.55 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
1 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 1
Kahului Arrive 9.35 12.35 4.30 Kihei trains Tuesday only and carry freight only.
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San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.:
WILDER'S STEAMSHIP CO.
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in Cedar and Re dwood.CEDRA ULDINGS and INSIDE FINISHING LUMBER, also a full line
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CEMENT, OILS and PAINTS, FENCE. WIRE and STAPLES: NAILS PITCH, OAKUM, Etc. Ete.
STEAMERS TO DEPART
Datk Nam Fob
" 12 Aorangi '. Colonies
" 15 Doric Yokohama
" 16 Alameda 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
" 19 Mongolia , S. F.
" 20 America Maru. ..Yokohama
" 26 Nippon Maru S, F.
" 27 Alameda S. F.
" 28 Siberia Yokohama
Mar. 5 Ventura S.F.
" 6 Aorangl 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. F.
" 27 Ventura Colni.ies
U. S. A. transports will leave for
San Francisco and Manila and will
arrive from same ports at irregulur
intervals. Calling at Manila.
FOR 8 ALE.
One large second-hand refrigera
tor in good condition.
Apply at A. Enos, Wailuku. t. f.
'Notice Is hereby given that tbe
Annual Meeting of the Stockholders
of The Labaina National Bank, for
the purpose of electing directors for
the year 1907, and the transaction of
such other business as may come be
fore the meeting, will be held at its
Banking House in Lahaina, on Sat
urday January 26th, 1907 at3 o'clock
C. D. LUFKIN.
6t. ' Cashier.
Baldwin National Bank of Kahului.
Pursuant to Article 4 of the By-,
Laws of the Association, the regular
Annual Meeting of the stockholders
of the Baldwin National Bank will be
held in the Banking House at Kahu
lui on Tuesday the 29th of January
1907. at 10 A. M.
Business. The Electlan 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
Annual Meeting of Stockholders of
The First National Bank of Wailuku,
ror the purpose of electing directors
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 tan
o'clock A. M.
C. D LUFKIN,
of Hawaiian Tobacco,
Dealers in and Handlers of Briar
and Meerschaum Pipes.
Mail orders attended to promptly.
Sole Honolulu Agents.
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