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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1907
Of All Champagnes ilie Best.
Its Clientage Proves ?liat.
H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd.
change. Questioned ns to the value
of tlio shares of tlio company he stat
ed that ho had offered twenty of his
own shares at $'200 per share.
Assessor Hobl -son tostficd that
hf had valued the property at $2,
000,000 but the other members of
the Hoard had over ridcen him in the
flo said ho had bought many pieces
of laud in VVailuku, Waiehu and Wai
capu and that he valued taro lands
in these places at from $1)10 per acre
to $700 per acre. ITo estimated the
unoutit ol land ii:aivl round Wailukn
that should bo classed as town
property at about thirty acres.
The testimony showed that many
teres of Inuds that arc now classed
is cane lands are in reality taro lands.
County Attorney represented the
Government in the cases and Attor
ney J. L. Coke represented the companies.
Neither cf the cases have as yet
been dqcided by the Tax Court. ,
The Court consists of C. D. Luikm,
Chairman, and J. N. S. Williams,
Mid L. von Tcmp&ky.
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I "Remember the Maine"
PLACE TO BUY
! Maui Wine & Liquor Co.
OUR GOODS ARE RIGHT
OUR SERVICE IS RIGHT
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT
E: We Want Your Trade and Will Do Our :
r: Best to KoJd It.
The Lahaina Nation
Chns. M. Cooke, Pres. C. D. Lufkin, Cashier Win. Ilenniii?, Vice. Pres.
R. A. WudsworUi, Director . 1,. IXcoto, Director
FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT
AT CLOSE OF IJUSINESS, DEC. 31, 1907
Ijans, Discounts, Overdrafts.... 35,976-35
Cash and Exchanges 11,604.16
U. S. Bonds 6,250.00
Other lionds (Quickly con
Premium on U. S. Bonds 220.1x3
Furniture and Fixtures 1,175.00
Five Per Cent. Fund 312.50
$ 67,64s. 01
Capital .Stock :
Due to Iianks
TERRITORY OF HAWAII,
COUNTY OF MAUI
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to tlic Dest 01 my Knowledge and Delict.
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of July, 1907.
HUGH M. COKE, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit
Tax Appeal. Court Molds Session.
The Tax Appeal Court met Monday
or this week to hear the testimony
in the appeals of the H. C. & S. Co.
and of the VVailuku Sugar Co.
Tho former company appealed
from the action of tho Board of
Equalization in its refusal to allow
deductions ayregrating $180,221 for
depreciation of its machinery.
The compauy claimed this deduc
tion in its income as tho plant had
depreciated this amount by reason of
its use during the year. Thocontcn
tion of tho Government is that while
tho depreciation of the amount re
turned by the compny may bo correct
it should havo been deducted from
the valuo of tho plant and not from
the income. The case occupied two
days of time in the hearing and will
be decided soon.
Tho appeal of the Walluku Sugar
Compauy was from the aggregate
amount of the valuation of tho prop
erty of tho company. Tho company
returned tho property ns being worth
$1,700,000 while tho Board of Equal
ization raised tho valuation to $2,300,
Manager C. B. Wells was the only
witness for tho Company and Tax
Assessor W. T. Robinson was the
only witness for tho Govornrat.
Mr Wells testified that tho acre
age of the holding of the plantation
was fourteen or fifteen thousand
acres of whieh '1997 acres are cane
lands, valued at $100 per acre, 136
acres of taro lands valued at $300 par
acre, 20 acres of rico lands valued at
$200 or $300 per were, 2321 acres of
pasture lands valued at $3 per acre
and about 5180 acres of forest lands
that are valueless.
tie stated tnat 1110 cost 01 tuc ma
turo crop on January first of this
year was $149,000 while the Board
doubled that amount as the valuation
for taxation purposed. The crop of
1905 was 7828 tons whi'e the cop of
190G was but 7-1G9 tons. He showed
that taxation fer ton of sugar cn tho
Wailuku Sugar Co. was higher than
on any plantation in tho islands.
On cross examination he admitted
that much of the land that is now
classed as cano land was formerly
taro land. In tho matter of town
lots ho said he hud returned them an
cane land and that while none worn
for salo he was offering to exchange
them at tho rate of fiom Ono to
three and One to four of taro lands
with water right. Ho said ho re
aorved the water right on the lands
he exchanged and acquired those
rights on tho lands ho got in ex-
Kcslgnntlon o? Rev. 15. V. Btizntu.
Rev. Benjamin V. Bazata, who for
a little more than two years has been
pastor of tho Foreign Church of Ma
li a wao resigned his charge on the
first of June last. His letter to the
church and congregation is as follows:
Paia, Juno 1, 1907. Maui T. H.
To tho Foreign Church of Makawao,
Your pastor begs leave to
resign from his pastoral charge and
in accordance with the provision
stipulated in the call, that should the
pastor at any time wish to vacate
his charge, six months nottce should
be given. It is the wish of your pr s
tor that his relation with the Foreign
Church of Makawan shall lorminate
at the end of six months and that the
church and society concur with him
in this matter, and that all needful
2nd appropriate measures be taken
to bring the relation to an er.d bv a
The reason for this action could
not bo explained in a few words or
in a letter 01 tins character; ami as
your pastor feels constrained to re1
sign ms pastoral charge for various
vital and sufficient rensDns. known
hest to himself and family, he wishes
to say to tho church and community,
in which it was his privilege to labor
for two years, that he has nn per
snnal grievance and that he is jeav
ing with a heart freighted with hap
py memories for tho measureless
kindness and good will tendered his
family and himself by one and all. Ho
would also say that tho encourage
ment and cooperation, wh'ch he has
received in his work and for tho caue
of Christ are very much appreciated
Your pastor hares with you groat
hones for Christ's work h-re in this
growing field and his prayer is that
under the leadership of his successor
the work nriy prosper increasingly,
marked by a feeling of love and sym
patliy, inexhaustiblo and unalloyed
for one another j.r has never been
Now may the hope of God fill you
with a'l joy and peace in believing
that we may abound in hope through
the power of the Holly Ghost.
Your affectionate pastor and friend,
BENJAMIN V. BAZATA,
The following is a copy of the reso
lution passed at a meeting of the
Church held Juno lGth. 1907.
Whereas the Pastor of this Church,
the Rev. Benjamin Vaclab Bazata,
has, for vital and important reasons
hnown best to himself and family,
tendered his resignation as Pastor,
and in conversation states that he
cannot reconsider it.
Therefore Be it Re-solved, by this
church and congregation today as
sembled, that his resignation be nc
eeptod subject tn the advice of the
council to be hereafter assembled
and that we hereby express our deep
regret at the necessity for such ac
D. C. LINDSAY,
Tho council of the churches of Con
tral 'Maui was called last Wednesday
at ten o'clock to take action upon tho
resignation of Rev. B. V. Bazata.
The record of tho scribe of tho coun
ell is as follows:
Paia July 10th 1907.
Pursuant to tho latter missive under
date of June 19th an ecclesiastical
council convened at the Foreign Pro
testant Church bf Makuwao on this
tenth day of July at ten o'clock in the
Upon motion of Hon. H. P. Bald
win, Rov. W. D. AVestervelt was
elected moderator and Rev. R. B.
Bodge was appointed bcribe. Rov.
John E. Dodge of Knhului was called
upon to offer prayer.
The following churches and indivi
duals constituted the council: Wai
luku Union Church. Rev, R. B. Dodgo
Pastor; Kaahumanu Native Church,
Rev. John Nua, Pastor Paia Portu
guese Evangelical Church, Rev. M.
G. Santos, Pastor, Paia Native
Church, Rev. John Kalino, Pastor,
Central Union Church of Honolulu,
Rev. W. D. Westervelt delegate, and
Rev. John E. Dodge.
A verbal statement concerning the
action of the church was then given
by Hon. H. P. Baldwin. In the
absence of the clock of the church,
tho scribe of tho council read the re
signation of Rev. B. V. Bazata under
date of Juno 1st. 1907, and also a
copy of the resolution adopted by tho
The retiring pestor, Rev. B. V
Bazata spoke a few words of his ap
preciation of the kindness of the
church and people and of his deep
interest in tho missionary work of
Upon motion by Rev. John E.
Dodge the council voted to approve
the acceptance by the church of the
resignation of tho Rev.B. V. Bazata
as pastor, to take effect at such time
ns shall be mutually agreeable to the
church and pastor, and herebv for
mally dissolve the relation as now
sustained between the church and its
Upon motion, the council voted
that the scribe present in person to
the congregation upon the next Sun
day the action of the council, and
that a cony of the doings of the
council be given tho church, the par
ish and the Congregational Library
Upon motion, the moderator ap
pointed a committee' the scribe, Rev.
M, G. Santos, and ll'v, John Nua to
draft, resol tions of regret upon the
loss to the church a"d community of
Rev. B. V. Bazata.
After prayer by the moderator it
was voted to adjourn.
Rowland B. Dodge, Scribe of the
Resolutions adopted by the Council
which convened July 19th, 1907.
Whereas our co workt rs and bro
ther Rev. Benjamin V., Bazata has
resigned his pastorate of the Foreign
Protestant.Churcli of Makawao.
Whereas a council convened July
10th. has approved tho dissolution
of this pastorate.
Therefore bo it resolved by the
brethren assembled in council that wo
hereby put on record our feeling of
personal sorrow in the? departure from
our Island work of Rev. B. V. Bazata
and express deep sympathy with the
church in their loss of one whose ser
vices in all departments have been so
effective that we express ou high
esteem of Rov. Mr. Bazata as a
preacher and pastor, that as a citi
zen in the community his interest in
public affairs has been stimulating;
that his careful concern for tho web
faro of those of another tonguo and
especially his teaching and preaching
In the Island monthly ministers'
meetings will bo greatly missed, and
further in the departure of ourfripnd
ard co worker we wish him great
success in whatever field he labors.
For the Council
Rowland B. Dodge, Scribe.
Manuel G. Santos.
Stiinlntti linn new Editor,
This week Mr. N. K. Otsuka as
suiued the managrineut and became
editor of the Maui Shlnbun, thoo'dest
Japam e newspaper in the county.
Mr. Otsiika announces that It will
be his aim to promolu the social and
moral status of tho Japanese people
and bring a better understanding and
friendlier feeling between the .lap
anesc and tho other races here.
As Mr.' Otsuka is cue of the most
highly respected Japanese riidents
hero ills Influence among all classes
should be of great wkht wh'lo he is
assured the support of the citizens of
Ah an cvidencp of his good will and
desire to coioperate in advancing the
inlorests of the community it is an
nounced that during the early part
of the week ho offered his services
and the services of many of Ills coun
trymen to form n Japanese volunteer
lire company and cooperate in nil
tire drills and to render whatever as
sistance they possibly could in the
event of lire. The oiler will be greaUy
appiecialed by the entire community
as it tends to show the desire on his
part to render whatever service to
the community that ho can.
We wish the now management a
successful career in his new calling.
Usually thojT tiro a healthy sort of
people eat heartily, feel line, sloop
sound. Beer is indeed a great food and
tonic. The better the beer tho more
good it docs you, The best beer is
nd Art Lovers, i
Siitvotion Army Anniversary.
Colonel George French, Provincial
Commander of tho Pacific Coast
Province, will arrive by the Claudino
Saturday morning July 13, nnd Con
duct meetings in Wailuku Saturday
and Sunday and in Kahului Monday
The meetings are in connection
with the Thirteenth Anniversary of
tho Army in the Hnwaiian Islands.
From here he goes to llilo Tuesday
The Colonel will be accompanied by
Staff Captain Bradley, who succeed
ed Adjutant Bamborry in Command
of tho Hawaiian Islands Divison. Tho
St.tff Captain will bo installed by tho
Colonel SaturdaV evening.
Tho Colonel is a very oloquent
speeker and a man of In we ex
perencc as a leader in tho Salvation
The ineotings'nre as follows:
Saturday evening at the S. A. Hall
Sunday Morning at the Paia
Church at 11.
Sunday evening at tho Native
Church Wailuku or 7. 30.
Eveiy body is cordially invited to
Believing that interest in art and amateur photo
graphy in this city will justify tho opening of a thor
oughly equipped and up-to-date art and photo-supply
store we beg to announce the opening of such an
eslablishment on or about July 15, 1007, and earnestly
solicit tho patronage of all who are interested in those
Our lines will. consist of kodaks, cameras, plates,
films and artists' supplies of all kinds, picture framing.
A specialty will bo made of
Developing and Printing for Amateurs
Announcement of the exact date of our opening will
jj do maue niter.
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raoto & Art
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Soap Dishes for tho Bathtub,
Shower Heads, .
French Plato Class Mirrors,
Soap Dishes for tho Wall,
Soap and Spongo Holders,
Towel Bars in various sizes,
Towel Racks, 2-3 and -1 fold,
Comb and Brush Trays,
Tooth and Brush Holders,
Robe Hooks, etc., etc.
To realize their boauty and usefulness thoy
must bo seen and used. Taken ns a whole those
fittings are tho most artistic, practical, easily cleaned
and therefore tho MOST SANITARY.
Our prices bring thorn within tho roach of all.
Wo invite your kind inspection.
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