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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1907
MAUI PUBLISHING CO.,
FINE JOB PRINTING
BOOK BINDING AND
Road Building on Hawaii.
GENERAL PLANTATION WORK A SPECIALTY.
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HIGH STREET, WAILUKU, MAUI COUNTY.
If all goes well the (I rand Jury will
hi.vu a'lot of interesting information
handed it at, llio coniing session re
garding tho devious methods of some
of our County Supervisors, and their
manner of disposing of road funds.
A letter from James B. Edward Jr.,
of Kona tells a delightful story at to
the way that roads are built over
Iherp. Kona, by the way, is th- con
sttucney thut elected the Reverend
Kalaiwaa to the Board of Supervis
According to Mr. Edward, a force
of menTiave been "working" for over
two weeks and have succeeded in
building no less than sixty feet of
road! There were twenty-seven men
employed in this remarkabta task
and each, of course, got his tl.25 a
Even as bad an arithmetician as
am could figure out how much that
sixty feet of road cost, but Hilo has
the melancholy satisfaction of know
ing that Hilo taxes paid for most of
In celebration of this great piece
road work the road laborers
knocked oft for a day of course on
full pay and had a luau.
They explained to the guests that
the Board of Supervisors had sent
them the pig on account of the good
work they had done.
It seems a pity that after all this
the road was built so badly that J.
Maguire had a narrow escape
from being upset with a big load ot
wood. The Kona road builders figur
ed it out that so much stone had to
be put on a road anywhow and that
it would save time to put it all in the
same place. Thus they built a road
with a cross-section which looked like
that of a razor-back hog. Au-vve
Why don't you try a glass of
Primo Beer before retir
ing? There's nothing in this
beer that can harm you.
There's much to do you good.
The Art of Milking.
Suburban Resident Yes, I want a
usefui man about my country place.
Can you milk?
Applicant Yes, sor.
"Which side of a cow do you sit on
''Wull, sor, Oi Diver milked but
wan cow, an she wuz a kicker, sor;
an bedad a good dale av the toime
Oi was on both sides av her, sor."
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If there is anything you desire that is not carried
in stock, remember that a word to us is all that is
necessary, we'll to the rest.
We carry all the staple groceries, as well as the
fancy. Dry Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Hardware,
Hay and Grain.
Wo are headquarters for Baseball goods.
WAILUKU CASH STORE.
When you want your carriage repaired to last
bring it to the rilit thou.
GENERAL BLACKSMITIIING HOUSE SHOEING.
DAN. T. CAREY
Alain St. nsar Market, Wailuku, Maui
DR. F. A. ST. SURE
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OTFICE: FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
10 A. M. to 12 M.
1 P.M. to 3 P.M.
7 P. M. to 8 P. M.
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
Plans and Estimates. Furnished
Small Jobs and Repair Work by Day
Wailuku, Maui, T. II.
A country minister had just re
ceived his first call to the charge of
a small church, and his wife, of course
was highly excited; so much so that
she was obliged to tell everybody of
the good news.
One day she met a farmer's wife,
and began the conversation.
"Do you know,' Mrs. Close," she
said, "my husband has just secured
the incumbency of a church, I can't
tell you how delighted I am. I "
"Yes," replied the sympathetic
old lady, I quite understand your
feelings. I felt just that way when
our pig took the gold medal at the
cattle show." ,
How He Catchers Them.
We. were talking of the repent col
l.ipe of a get-rich quick concern
when I he plantation m,ina.;'r re
marked lint he had recently c mie
ac oss a rlan for making money which
wa quite comm'-ndaMo inasmuch as
it was safe und apparently legiti
nate. "Somebody has been sending an
sa-'ern inai'iizine to our house fir a
IO"tr t'mn I' lcl.," )'P said, "it is one
ot ties' Home si'id Fireside proposi
tions and is nearly all ad . ertisetnents.
My wife noticed an advisement offer
ing to send a perfect up t.i-date sew
ing machire to any part of the Unit
ed Sta'es for to sum of one dollar.
She sent the dollar along an 1 the
sowing machine ca'ne pack bv return
mail. What was it? Well it was
just a plain needle, that's ull."
"I heard of a similar trick being
played in the Eastern states some
years ago," said a.ioher of the
crowd. "Au advertisement was pub
lished offering a steel engraved por
trait of George Washington, prepar
ed under the superintendence of the
government, for one dollar. People
who bit on this were rewarded by
the receipt of a two cent stamp."
Land Tax in Germany.
Nowhere have Henry George's
ideas in regard to the abolishment of
rent four.d a heartier reception than
in Germany; i. e. They have been
:nec there by the suppression of
speculative rent. In a number of
the larger German cities they have
a progressive tax on land values. In
the same measure as vacant land in
a city becomes more valuable with
each succeeding year, so the tax on
it becomes higher.
In Schoenebeig, a subsurb of Her
iin, they have gone so far as to tax
vacant lots twice as high as iinprov
ed one. Necessity, the great teach
er, lias compelled Sehoetieberg to
this equity in land taxation. Ger
many is so limited in area that an
artificial increase in land values can
not. be allowed, as that would create
intolerable conditions, But this high
iv taxation of vacant land is not all;
the intention is to go a step farther
and municipalize lar.d wherever pos
sible. A number of cities seriously
consider the advisability of buying
.arge. tractn of land and thereby
reach a double aim, to keep down
rent and to create an income for
lu this country the George idea
has not taken root . so well, partly
because land is comparatively cheap,
and parth because our extensive
electric transportation facilities work
rtja'nst an artificial enhancing of
values. Cincinnati Valkszeitung.
of the industry by islands within ten
years, since the Joint Resolution of
Annexation was signed bv President
McKiuley in 1808, ami now i- cif in
Out put in Tons
Totals, 22-', 41 4 410,017
7l.e percentages of increase on the
different islands will undoubtedly sur
prise many. While Hawaii still holds
the leadership as t iqoaiitity of sugar
produced, it Is being closely pressed
by Oahu where it wts, not so very
ng ago, claimed that SHigar would
nil grow. But brains, irrigation and
fertili.iit.oii have proven differently,
and to men like. E. D. Tennev is due
much of the success for sugar pro
duction in the viciuity of Honolulu.
On Maui we can turn to H. P. Bald
win, whose management of the largest
sugar plantation in the world is a
successful "tribute upon which he can
at any time retire with satisfaction
and a consciousness of work well
done. It is on those two islands that
the plantations give the largest in-
cret sed yields of sugar.
The Shipments of
Figures of the shipments of sugar
during the month of October, show
an increase over September, amount
ing to 20,834 tons, bringing the total
for th( season up to 3115,480 tons up
to the close of last month. By dates
and vessels the October movement
was as follows:
Octobers, Hilonian 1,S4." tons
Enterprise 1.833 "
Missouri 10,722 "
Alameda 280 "
the Japanese and Corean govern
ments on October 17, 1000. There
ar. enormous forests of merchantable
timber along the Y.du and Tumen
river. Japan took the first step to
ward xt. Iiuling other foreign capital
from developing these timber re
sources in 1!!0,", when a treaty was
made with China under the terms of
which the forests were to be turned
over to a company of capitalists con
sisting solely of Chinese and Japanese.
Again, after a large force of Japa
nese mining ei gineers tia'i oeen sent
through the country making geologi
;il and mining reports, the Japanese
prepared o set of new mining regula
tions which were issued in the name
of the government of Cirea. The end
and aim of these regulations, as any
fair analysis of them will show, wa3
to secure to the Japanese practical,
if not absolute, control of the develop
mentof Corea's mineral resources;
and while they ore worded in general
terms with a view to making it diffi
cult for other goverutrent9 to offi
cially object, their inevitable effect
will be to give to the Japanese explo
iters opportunities to secure couces-
ions by unfair advantage, and to
alarm and deter foreign investers not
associated with Japanese.
In other words, it seems to be the
purpose of the Japanese authorities,
as revealed by these miuing regula
tions, to make it impossible for other
foregners to obtain capital for Corean
mining propositions, existing conces
sions to which cannot be taken away;
as for new concessions, the Japanese
are, by the terms of these regulations
viewed m the light of Japan's abso
lute control of the Corean govern
ment, poss ssed of very possible ad
Anuie Johnson 181
Total for October 2(5,834 "
" " September 21.021 "
" " August ' 52.00(5 "
" " July 40,101 "
" " June 57,441 "
" " May 50,050 "
" " April ' 50,534 "
" " Much 3.),(;;2 "
" " February 23,708 "
" " January 23,107 "
ANTONE 1)0 REI10, PROP.
DRAYING and EXPRESSING
Contracts taken, for Hauling.
Telephone No. 428.
Queen Lodging House, Main Street
Total for ten months, 1907 305,480
Trans Pacific Trade.
'How does it happen that you are
retained in so many divorce cases?"
"Well," replied the lawyer, "see
ing that you are not in my line, I'll
tell you. I look over the marriage
license! every morning and send mv
card around to tin contracting par
One Minister Who Sees.
The Rev. J. Char'es Garth, Pastor
of the Na a Baptist Church, deliver
ed au address before the Pacific Bap
tlst Association at Santa Rosa this
week in which he shows that he is
much unlike some other men. Be
not only doesn't believe that Sun
Francisco is the worst place on earth,
but he sees why it is a good deal
better than seme other places.
Anong other things he said:
"l turn my tnougtits now to com
mercial and political conditions and
find that here, too, there is too much
rubbish. Some will say that the
world is getting worse and every
tiling is going to me uevu anyway.
Jan it oe truer After Z.uou years
of the Christ spirit working in the
hearts of men are they worse than
they were? If tLey are, then put a
padlock on the doors of the church.
Put a padlock on the lips of tho pas
tors and people and let us turn the
world over to the devil at once. But
the world isn't worse.
A Scientific Opinion.
Tl ere is a certain cooking schno
'n the loop district where every da
in the week largn classes of girls con-
venue for instruction in the gentle
Tt t.f raising th? dough
Last week a class of thirty raiher
impractical girls, as m st of their
are, was studying tlie doughnut
One of Ihe dullest pupils in the
class, who never coul'l learn to bo'.l
water without burning it, was rather
inatteutive while the teacher was
lecturing on '.-inkers."
Thinking to catch her and adminis
ler a rehuke on her inrttention, the
eacher suddenly broke "IT and ask-
d: "Miss Snmh, wf. at is the health
iest part of the doughnut?"
Miss Smith straighteneJ up, Hush
up, stood up and replied: "Why-
why, the hole, I believe. Chicago
Ar. output cf 410,017 short tons of
sugar for the 1007 crop is Hawaii's
recordel. Evidently the fears of
those who looked for a reaction In the
industry tn follow annexation have
been groundless, though it undoubt
edly is true that, with the expansion
in quantity, there has been a com
traction in the price to the producer.
With the average crop of ttie last
five years at 420,180 tons, and that
of 1003 at 437,001 tons, tl ere has
been but little gain in the yield for
1007. A comparison of the growth
Japan's Power In Corea.
In all of her treaties and her repre
sentations to other governments Ja
pan has given repeated assurance
that she will preserve in Corea the
principle of the open door and ef
equal opportunity for the commerce
and capital of other nations on exi ctlv
the same footing as for Japanese com
merce and capital. With this nssur
nnee thp Powers have agreed to her
having a free hand there.-
In the matter of tariffs there ha
apparently been no discrimination.
liecau.-:e of Japan's closeness to the
Corean market she possesses an ad
vantage which niak s such discrim
ination unnecessary. The piomulga
tion of the new treaty has been
followed by considerable agitation
for a z illveivin or customs union that
would mean free trade between Japan
and Corea and the erection of the
Japanese tariff wall around Corea
bu' as the existing treaties between
Corea and other go eminent) have
to be respected it is not likely that
much headway in this direction can
soon be made. Even should tho Am
erican government manifest a will
ingness to sacrifice American com
merce, it is not at all likely that
Great Britain or Germany or France
would consent to anything of the sort
In the disenssio. ot tho "open door
a tendency is often manifested to
rest rict its application to the narrow
held of tarilT duties. The treaty
provisions and ollicial assurances of
open door and equs.1 opportunity have
a wider scope. These mean not only
that the tariil duties upon imports
shall be exactly the fame, no matte
whence tue unportaj goods may
coine, but tiny mean that there shall
bo absolute equality of treatme::
under the laws of Corea for the citt
zens and subjects of other govern
mcnts with the subjects of Japan
Documentary proof of Japan's dis
r.gard of these pledgesin the matter
of timber concessions U furnished
the text of the treaty made between
NOTICE OF POWER OF
Notice is hereby given that, during
my absence from the .territory oi
Hawaii, D. H. Case of Wailuku, Maui,
will net as my attorney in fact.
t f. CHARLES D. LUFKIN.
BISMARK STABLES CQ.lrd
and SALES STABLES
The BISMARK STABLES
proposes to run the Leadi.no: Livery
Stable Business on MAUI
DRUMMERS' , LIGHT WACQNS
Excursion Rates ,o Iao and Ha'e
akala with competent guides
NEW RIGS--NEW TEAMS
Market Sir, Wailuku
ANTONE BORBA, Prop.
Full line of popular brands ol
Celebrated Primo & Sea"ie
25c 2 Glasses 25c
Notice is hereby given that my wife
Mary E. Murphy, having left my bed
and board without cause or provoca
tion. I will not bo responsible for
any debts contracted by her.
Dated at Kahului, Miui, Territory
of Hawaii this 0th day of November
A. D. 10U7.
ROUERT J. MURPHY,
Nov. 10, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14.
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