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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, J 907
What is Best for Maui
Is Best for the News
EDMUND II. HART
notary puhiilo, conveyanoku and
aoent to gllant makiuaqe license
Oflico, Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
lahaina" M aui
LODGE MAUI, No. 984, A. Is. & A. M.
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on tho Satur
day night of each month nearest the
full mocn,.at7.30 P. M.
January meeting on tho 2Gtli.
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend. .
D. H. CASE, R. W. M.
t. fs Secretary.
W. J. MOODY
Contractor and t nil dor
PLANS and ESTIMATES
PHONE NO 1. KA1IUMJI MAUI,
Prom Tuesday Nov. 27 Santa Claus
will take up his headquarters with
us as he always does when merry old
Christmas is coming. There will be
.lovely Holiday-gifts for the grown up
people, aiu a profusion of Toys to
gladden tho heart of the children.
From a great selection of Hawaiian
Curio? you will be able to chose some
thing beatlful to send to your absent
MAUI DRUG STORE
V. A. VETLESEN, Prop.
The Bank of Hawaii
Incorporated Under the Laws of
the Republic of Hawaii.
UNDIVIDED PROFITS .ST0.000.00
Chas.'M. Cooke President
P. C. Jones Vice-President
C. H. Cooke Cashier
C. Ilustaco Assistant Cashier
E. D. Tcnney, J. A, McCandloss,
C. H. Atherton, 13. F. Bishop.
Transact a General Commercial
ami 'Savings Business.
THE FIRST NATIONAL
Chas. M. Cooke, President W. T. Robinson, Vice President
C. D. Lufkin, Cashier
R. A. Wadsworth, Director D. EI. Case, Director
F,IF"TH ANNUAL STATEMENT
AT THE CLOSE- OF BUSINESS DEC, 31, 1900
Loans and Ovcnlr'ts v$i27.593.46
U. S. Bonds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S Bonds 495-oo
Other Bonds (Quickly con-
' vertible .' 56,500.00"
Cash on hand and due from
banks.-. ,..' 31,179.00
Banking House Furniture and
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
TERRITORY OP HAWAII,
' COUNTY OF MAUI..
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of tho above named bank, do solemnly .swear
that the above is trua to tho best of my kuowledgo and belief.
C. D. LUFKIN, Casiuek.
" Subscribed and sworn to before ino this 2nd day of January, 1907.
JAS. N. K, KEOLA, Notary Public Sec,,Jud. Circuit.
Excursionists say that Lava Has Not Reached
the Sea-Sight Well Worth the Trip--Everyone
MANAGER SCOTT TO LEAVE KIHEl
After Many Years as Manager of the Kihci Plantation
He Resigns to Accept a Position in Formosa
County Offices Completed.
TUB LAVA FLOW.
A party of excursionists left
Maui Saturday evening for the
scene of tho lava How in Kau, Ha
waii. They reached Ililo tho fol
lowing morning and after an hours
stay in town went on to the flow.
In Hilo they were joined by a
party of ninety more excursionists
and arrived at the foot of the flow
about six o'clock on Sunday even
ing. The dense smoke obscured
the view to a great extent, especial
ly the lower part of the flow, but
the upper part was very bright,
especially where il poured its mol
ten mass over a precipice. This
point was estimated to be sonic
twelve or fifteen miles distant and
at an elevation of four or five
The upper part of the flow is des
cribed as a river of liquid fire that
runs at a most terrific rate and as
it descends steams of lava are
spouted into the air giving a grand"
effect. As the lava flows to tho
lower levels it spreads out and as
it cools it loses its brilliant effect.
But even after the surface is black
ened and changed to a-a, from be
neath will spout liquid lava press
ed through the haYdened surface
by pressure from abovo. Tho lava
has at no time, no tho lower levels,
run in a steady stream but has run
in spurts. After " tho lava .has
spread out it will harden on tho
surface and as the molten mass
beneath gains volume from the
stream that flows between tho
earth and tho cooled and hearden
cd surface it will break out and
run first in one direction and then
The reports to the effect that the
lava was'running into the sea were
untrue. Tho lava at no place has
roached the sea although tho
amount of lava and tho width and
height of the flow were correctly
The passengers from Maui wero
all provided f,rbut tho,so fion
BANK OF WAILUKU
Capital Stock .; $ 35,000,00
Surplus and Profits 16.0S4.11
Dividends Unpaid 1,400.00
Ililo had to furnish their own
blankets and many were compell
ed to slcop on the deck of the
steamer. All so far heard from say
the sight was well worth the trip
and were glad that they had gone.
On returning to Ililo Monday
morning some of the Maui people
communicated with their friends
at the Volcano House and decided
to stay over for the week and see
the sights there.
Kilauea has become more activo
than for many years and the pit is
nearly filled witli an ever rushing
lake of lara while tho South Went
side is melting away. Among
those who stoppped over to sec the
crater were Mr. and Mrs. While,
Mrs. C D. Lufkin, E. M. Kecncy,
Dr. Geo. S. Aiken.
AIR. JAMES SCOTT TO LEAVE.
Mr. James Scott, for years past
manager of tho Kihei Plantation-,
has resigned his position and will
take charge of tho construction
work of a new sugar mill in For
mosa which is to be erected by the
Honolulu Iron Works. When
Mr. Scott resigned the directors
refused to accept his resignation
but as ho had already accepted his
present offer they reluctantly ac
quiesced. Mr. Scott will romain
in Formosa after tho completion of
tho present contract as tho repre
sentative of the Honolulu Iron
Mr. Scott during his stay on
Maui has mado a host of friends
who will bo sorry to seo him go.
As manager of tho Kihei Planta
tion lie - was very successful and
was well liked by his employees.
COUNTY OFFICES ARE
The County oflic.es in tho New
Wailuku jail aro completed and
will be occupied soon by the dif
ferent County ollicers.
Tho building is. a neat ono and
the oilices arc finished in a first
There is a large room for the
meeting of the County Board and
a separate oflico for each of tho
other County ollicers.
The grouping of all of tho Coun
ty officers togothor in ono building
will be found much moro convent
ent thar.Mvas the case with former
conditions when each officer had to
find an olfice whoro ho could and
consequently they wero scattered
all over town.
The road men have built a stono
retaining wall and mado a fill in
front of tho building and have
raised tho grade and mado the sumo
much moro level than it was be
fore and have planted tho grounds
witlunanionie. As soon as some
of tho plumbing can bo completed
tho cntiro building will bo ready
for use and tho prisoners quartered
below in tho cells provided for
Now the next work wo want done
is .a nthv, Court house on. the
grounds occupied by the old Court
houso and the building now u?cd
as a jail.
This is 'needed more than any
one thing in Wailuku and every
citizen should make it his business
to further the plan to have a new
building here that would bo an or
nament as well subserve the ends
"ISo Champion For Hawaii"!
Undci the above heading the Paci
fic Commercial Advertiser, tho Ho
nolulu morning paper, on Thursday
Jan. 17th. 1907 indulges in a savage
attack directly on our Represen
tative at Washington, and indirectly
on the Congressional. Committee
which had tho Fortification Bill in
hand because a small appropriation
for Hawai'an defences had been cut
When a little study is givon to the
strategic position of the Hawaiian
Islands from a military standpoint it
would Appear quite plain that hoavj
expenses incurred by tho National
Government for fortifying Honolulu
would bo money thrown away, for
the very simple reason that while
such armament might prevent an
enemy from landing at or near Hono
lulu, not all tho guns or men that
could be put into position around that
port would, without tho cooperation
of a powerful fleet, avail to prevent
a possible enemy from blockading the
plaee, and by cutting off tho food
supplies for tho peoplo living on these
Islands force a capitulation within a
short period of time.
Suppose that millions of the peo
pes' money wero put into stone fort's;
stccl guns, and men to man them
around Honolulu, what good would
that do to the peoplo living on the
Island of Maui for example, or Ha
waii, or Kauai; and further suppos
ing that these Islands could produce
their own food stuffs, (which is not
done now, nor could be. for a long
time to come) how much would that
benefit the peoplo of Honolulu and
their forts and guns and soldiers and
all tho rest of it, if an activo enemy
wanted the place and camo knocking
at the door with 500 lb. shells?
How many of tho Intcrisland
steamers would be enterprising
enough to run the gauntlet of the
enemy's torpedo boats and destroy
ers in an attempt to keep up com
munications with the rest of the
The truth is that the wholo scheme
of fortification for Honolulu, Pearl
Harbor, or any other placo in these
Islands to too ridiculous for words.
We are in no danger of attack
from any uncivilized nation, and
civilized fleets or armies do not at
tack for destruction open ports or
undefended towns, they may take
possession, but the point taken pos
session of must bo an important
piovoin tho great game of war, and
must lead to something. It is diffi
cult for ordinary people to seo what
possible end the cccupat.on of tho
(Hawaiian Islands by an enemy of the
United Slates would lead to. It may
be that some military and naval men
can seo danger to tho sovereignty of
the United States Government in the
defeuec'.ess condition of the peoplo of
theso Islands, but we aro, strongly of
the opinion that tho military and
naval advisors of the Committee on
Fortification have shown tho inade
quate nature of ANY permanent do
fences iu the Hawaiian Islands, and
that consequently no amount of ora
tory on tho floor of tho Legislature
at Washington would hnvo availed to
secure the $100,000.00 that looms so
largo in the oyes of our tho Adver
tiser. And tho next question is, why this
tirade of abuse against Kuhio?
, The engagement oj Miss Penelope
Brittain to Mr. Alfred Gorner of
Kihei is announced,
MAY BE RECALLED
Governor Sweltenham may be Recalled for In
competency. Newspapermen Excluded
from the Assembly at Sacramento.
HILO GETS $200,000 FOR BREAKWATER.
General Appropriation Bill of $83,000,000 Passes House.
Pension Agencies Abolished. Cold Wave in Europe
Moderating. Several People Frozen to Death.
(SPECIAL TO Tllli MAUI NI1WS.1
Sugar, 3.50. Rccts, Ss. !Jj.'d.
LONDON, Jan. 25 The impression is growing that Sweltenham,
Governor-in-chief of Jamaica, will
ment owing to alleged inneficiency during recent earthquake.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 25. It has been resolved to .exclude all re
presentatives of the San Francisco Bulletin from tho Assembly owing
to criticism by correspondent Livernash.
WASHINGTON, Jnn, 24 Tho River and Harbor bill has passed
the house. It carries appropriations
$200,000.00 for Ililo Breakwater.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 Tho House passed a bill abolishing
Pension Claims Agencies and the consolidating into a central office at
LONDON, Jan. 26. Tho cold wavo in Europe is moderating.
During the recent snow tho death of 67 porsons from freezing is report
ed from Southern Russia.
KINGSTON Jan. 24 Two earthquake shocks occurred hero yes
terday, several buildings being thrown down.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24 Two hundred Japanese on tho Ala
meda have been allowed to land.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 Tho
to $12,000 and members of the cabinet to $12,000 per annum.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2',5 President Roosovolt's special message'
favors a bill subsidizing American shipping to tho Orisnt and to South
SAN FRANCISCO Jan. 23 The Attornojjs for Seimsen have ap
pealed to tho Supreme Court which has delayed execution.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22-Tho Senate has passed tho bill prohibiting any,
corporation to contribute, to the campaign fund of any political party.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 23 The banks have resumed payment but
there has been no attempt made to resume busiues. It is estimated that
the losses to tho banks in the earthquake will aggregate a million and a
half dollars. ' '
HAVANA, Jan. 22 A steamer, believed to be the Areola, is ashore
on the rocks off Morro Castle. Tho vessel is in a dangerous position.
EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 22. Twcntyfive Japanese who had been smug
gled across the border from Moxico havo been captured by the immigration
officials and deported.
CHICAGO, Jan. 22 Forty-fivo cases of diptheria and ono hundred
cases of scarlet fever reported to the health authorities is tho record m
this city for the past twenty-four hours.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 21 Tho government will ignoro tho
Kingston incident which arose out of tho British Governor dcpiauding that
Admiral Evans withdraw the force of United States marines that had boon
landed in the stricken city.
The British Government has oflicially, thanked the United States Gov
ernment, however, for its assistance rendered to Kingston during the re
cent disaster. The thanks were made at the request of Governor Swelten
ham, of Jamaica.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 21 Senator Keano today introduced a bill
into the Legislature which gives the Boards of Education throughout the
State the power to provido separate schools for tho Japanese.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 In a debate beforo tho Senate today over
tho Brownsville matter, out of which grew tho trouble which caused tho
discharge of the colored troops, Senator Tillman grow so personal in his
remarks that tho doors of tho Senate wero closed.
SHAWNEETOWN, III., Jan. 21. -There is a threatened flood at this
place. Tho people" arc fleeing from their homes.
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 Tho trial of Harry K. Tnaw, for tho murder of
Stanford White, has been postponed until Wednesday.
KINGSTON, Jairaica, January 21 -The American bluejackots have
been withdrawn upon tho peremptory demand of tho Governor, who re
seated the landing of foreign troops.
The United States squadron uitdor Admiral Evans has sailed for Guan
tauauio, Mexico, and tho dispatching of a supply ship has been counter
manded, as resells of the refusal of assistance.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21 Bubonic plague has reappeared here.
There have been 32 cases and 8 deatlfs to date.
LONDON, Jan. There Is a fooling of regret hero over tho Kingston
incident, but their is an absence of public expression pending au official
report of tho Governor's onduct.
SANDFORD, Ind., Jan. 21 There aro twenty seven dead from I the
explosion of a carload of dynamite here. Tho entire passenger train tliat
1 . i . 1 . it.i i r . i . i . ti i i -
was blown up.
be recalled by tho British ' Govern
of $83,000,000.00 and includes
Senate has passed the bill incrcas-