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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1 908
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Is Best for the News
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LODGE MALI I i No. 08 V,A. P.&A. M.
Stated meiuiiius will be hold at
Mus'jhic Hall, Kahului, on thu first
Saturday night f each inonUi at 7 .HO
P. M- .
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
D. II. CASK, li. W. V.
t. f. Secretary.
ALOHA LODGU NO. 3 KNIGHTS
Regular meetings will be tield at
the Knights of Pythias Hall Wniluku
on Saturday, February 1 and 15.
All visiting members are cordially
W. S. MOUNTCASTLE.C. C.
D. H.DA.VIS, K. OPR. & S.
EDMUND II. HART
Notakv Pum.io, Conveyancer and
Aof.nttoGtiant Mauhiaoe Licenses
OITicc, Circuit Court. 2nd Circuit.
HUGH M. COKE.
Not iiy Puiiuc.
Wo liavo only two Gentle
men's Blue Sorgo Suits of
the famous Hoffmann & Roth?
child make loft. Those ele
gant suits sell in Honolulu
for 20.00, our price now.
$14.00 per suit.
AlAUi DRUG STORE
V. A. VErLESEN, Prop.
DR. J. J. CAREY
Office over First National Dank
Wallulcu, Maui, T. H.
The Star Planing Mill
Also carries a lino of
CASKETS AND COFFINS.
W. J. Moodv, : Prop.
Hello 472 P. O. Box 75
THE FIRST NATIONAL
C. D. Lufkin, Cashier
A. WadswoVtli, Director D. U. Case, Director
SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
nt the close of business, December 31, 1907
Loans anil Discounts $138,280.45
United States llonds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. llonds 450.00
Other Homls (quickly convert) 4s.850.00
Cash and Due from Hanks 43,280.15
' Hanking House, Purniture.etc 7,050.00
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
, TERRITORY OP HAWAII,
COUNTY OF MAUI, C
I, I). II. Case, 2nd Vice-President of
J that the above statement is true to tlie best ot my knowledge anil ieliet.
T I). ,11. CASK, 2nd Vice-President
1 Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of January, 190S. ,
Starving Crew is Ignored
Three Give Up Hope and Die-Reach
Hana in Pitiable Condition.
REV. J. E. KEKIPI
Gave What he Claimed was a
Defendant Admitted to Third Parties that
the Instrument was a Mortgage.
POUNDERS AT SEA.
The American Ship Eclipse one
hundred and three days out from
Newcastle New South Wales, Aus
tralia sank on the eleventh of
Januarv and all on hoard took to
the hoats for their protection.
It is reported that the ship was
in a bad condition when she left
port and was a very old vessel
many years ago.
She was carrying coal to San
Francisco and by keeping the
pumps at work managed to make
fairly good headway until she was
about two degrees north latitude
when she was struck by lightning
The lightning dismasted her and
loosened her timbers and increased
the inflow of water. For fourteen
days she rolled in the rough of the
sea while the crew rigged up jury
sails and again headed for San
On the eleventh of January she
was leaking so badly that the two
steam pumps were unable longer
to keep down the water and she
was tilling at the iate of three feet
in twenty-four hours. After she
had eleven feet of water in her and
her decks w re awash Captain Lar
sen decided to abandon her and
ordered all hands into the boats.
Tley were thon in latitude thirty
six degrees North and one hundred
and fifty-live degrees west longi
tude and about one thousand miles
The mate and six men took to
the smaller boat with nmple pro
visions and water while the Cap
tain and eight men took to the
large forty-foot bout. After being
out some days the smaller boat
was capsized one night and all of
the water and provisions were lost
and the men were thrown into the
sea. All of the men were rescued
by the Captain and the sixteon
men were then cramped in the
small epaco without room to turn
while the extra weight put the
boat so low that they were com
polled to bail tho boat constantly
to keen from being swamped. This
work continued incessantly day
and night during the entire trip.
BANK OF WAILUKU
W. T. Robinson, Vice-President
Capital Stock $ 35,000.00
Surplus and Profits 20,821.29
Due to Hanks 14,3)6.16
Dividends Unpaid 1 ,400.00
Deposits f .161,168.15
the above named bank, do solemnly swear
GARCIA, Notary Public Sec. JulL Circuit
by a Passing Vessel-
WINS LAND SUIT.
Mortgage but was in Form a
In the mates boat were quanta-
ties of fiuits in tins which were
all lost. As the boat of the Cap
tain was not so well provisioned
and had less water than tho men
cquired the Captain put all on
short provisions and allowed the
men but one gill of water per day.
When three hundred miles off
shore a ship was sighted at day
break that was headed straight for
them and the hopes of the men
were raised to tho highest pitch
but the Captain said that when
within a quarter of a mile the
essel changed her course and
veered off and ignoring tho shouts
cf tho men and their frantic wav
ing of signals of distress and the
Hying of tlio same they were left
to their fate. IIcsavs he is satis
fied that the vessel was cither the
Falls of the Clyde, or tho Fort
So great was tho despair of the
men at tho action of the bark in
refusing them aid that -they were
almost unmanageable and one
gave up hope and died within a
lew hours. His body was thrown
into tho sea.
A few hours later two others died
and their bodies were consigned to
Tho Captain said tho suffering
caused by the craihped condition
of tho men was almost unindurable
and that the constant salt spray
wetting their clothing 'made their
garments as stiff as wood while their
skins were a mass of sores and their
feet and legs wercswoJen and their
minds were almost gone Ho had
urged tho men to thiow away their
tobacco and explained to them
that if thoy had no -tobacco they
would not smoke and would not
require so much water'. Although
user of tho narcotic himself and
being supplied with a thousand
cigars ho loft ill of them aboard
the ship and declined to use the
weed af'all on the voyage for the
land. Most of tho men however re
fused to oboy him and the three
who died were the heaviest users of
Alter being out somo days some
of tho men drank salt water which
only added to their disteress and
caused intense suffering.
When they reached land on Mon
day morning, January 2Gth, the
men were in such a pitiablo con
dition that they could not stand
alone, their tongues were swollen,
their lips were swollen and cracked
open, tneir nesn wasted, oyes sum:
on and their legs and feet so swol
len that somo of them had to bo
carried ashore by tho willing 10
sidents of Hana.
It was hero that George O. Cooper
and County Supervisor W. P. Hn.ia
and many Hawaiians proved to
bo good Samaritans and did every
thing for tho suffering men that
Foods of all kinds wero brought
by tho people there and clothin
provided and medical attondanco
given by Dr. Deas who did what ho
could to relieve the stiffeiing of the
Captain Larson and tho men
speak in the highest terms of the
treatment accorded them at Hana.
The Claudine took -the Qaptain
and men to Honolulu where they
will be placed in the hospital for
sonic time until they arc again able
to follow tho sea which all of them
intend to do except the Captain who
says that he has now gone through
three ship wrecks and that he will
never follow tho sea again.
KBKIPI WINS LAND SUIT.
The petition of Rev. .1. E. Keki-
pi to havo a deed executed by him
self to Joseph Mitchell set aside
mil the same declared a mortgage
was' heard by Circuit Judge Kopoi-
kai Friday and Saturday of last
Tho case was one of unusual in
terest or. account of its being the
result of dealings relative to the
same piece of land in Pauwelat hat
was gotten from an old Hawaiian
by Kekipi under such circum-
nccs that the matter was inves
tigated by a Grand Jury who
severely roas-ted Rev. J. E. Kekipi
and M. P) Waiwaiolo, tho two
parties who were represented by
the Grand Jury of the June term of
1!)01 asdefrauding the old Ilawaii-
111 otit of the land.
In connection with this transac
tion the Grand Jury of Juno 1901
of which II. C. Soarle was Foreman
made the following report to tho
then presiding Judge J. W. Knlun.
"In the matter of J. E. Kekipi
igaintt whom there was a com
plaint laid for obtaining a deed
from a native named It. Mia and
his wife Kahopcwai under false
pretenses. We have made quite
an exhaustive investigation and
find that, there has been a great
fraud perpetrated by this J. E. Ke
kipi by his working on the religi
ous feelings or fanaticism of these
two natives. Wo regret exceeding
ly that on consultation with tho
Deputy Attorney General to find
that there is no statute in the Ha
waiian laws which will permit us
to-bring in an indictment against
In connection with this case Mr.
M. P. Waiwaiole doc3 not appear
to have acted in a thoroughly up
right and conscientious manner in
his capacity as Notary Public. It
would appear from the evidence
produced that there was more or
less of a conspiracy between Mr.
Waiwaiole and Mr. Kekipi to obtain
tho signatures of Mia and his wife
to thedeed, when from Waiwaiole's
own evidence, he, (Waiwaiolo) was
aware of the fact that Mia and his
wife signed tho deed under tho im
pression that they were signing a
From this it will bo seen that the
Grand Jury believed the Reverend
gentleman to be any thing but
what a minister of the gospel is sup
posed to he and this was tho cause
of general interest in the suit.
While the receipt for tho money
paul by Mitchell was written in
Hawaiian and was written by Ke
kipi himself and acknowledged the
receipt of tiie money as in full of
the purehaso price of tho land in
Pauwela witnesses were produced
to prove that Mitchell had acknow
ledged that it wis a mortgage that
ho held and that thoro was an
understanding to that effect al
though tho instrument 111:1s in tho
form of a deed.
The Court decided in faor of tho
'1 ho Court of course could not
lake cognizance of how Kekipi got
possession of tho land hut that fact
however inakos tho case all tho
more iitero3ting to tho public.
Lands Now Used for Pastoral Purposes will be
Cultivated-Will Support a Large
Population of Farmers.
THAW CASE GOES TO THF JURY.
Senator, Warren Would Give
American Heiress Seeks Divorce From Titled
Vagabond Japan Seeks Loan.
(SPECIAL TO TIIE MAUI NEWS.)
Sugar 9G deg. test 3.75. Reels 9s lld.
HONOLULU, January HI. -The Lcilehua lands will be opened for
The crew of the wrecked Eclipse
ing their signals of distress al sea.
The lloral parade lias been refused the use of the baseball park.
NEW YORK, January 31. The Thaw case will go to the jury to
WASHINGTON, January 31
introduce a resolution providing for
the franchise to women.
LONDON, January 5)1. The
SAN FRANCISCO, January
munity. He charges the prosecution
ALBANY, January 31.---A bill
has for its object the taxing of dowcries given to foreign husbands by
PARIS, January 31. It is rumored here that Japan is secretly
negotiating1 a loan in Europe.
BOSTON, January 31. Tho
is in tho hands of a receiver. ,
HONOLULU, January 30. The
injurcdjnst night by being struck
WASHINGTON, January 30.
nominated on the first ballot.
NEW YORK, January 30. The New Amsterdam and Mechanics
and Traders' banks havo gone under
ST. PETERSBURG, January
trial is ended.
LONDON, January 30. It is
debate on tho speech from tho throne.
OTTAWA, J anuary 80. The
ment's action on Japanese matters.
""ii luiu, .lumiiuj tiu, iiiu
T 1111, T n ....
has endorsed Hughes.
NEW YORK, January 29. Thaw's attorney makes argument on
the basis that ho was insane.
INDIANAPOLIS, January 29.
The loss i3 estimated at 1, 000,000.
HONOLULU, January 29.-
survey of Kahului harbor.
Liliha street residents are preparing for another attack on tho
Rapid Transit Company.
GAHSON, January 29. Tho
establishment of state police.
LISBON, January 29. Several
WASHINGTON, January 29. -
a statement to the Senate on financial operations.
HONOLULU, January 29.
Burns dinner was given in violation of the liquor law and must
not bo repeated without taking out
Bids for enlarging Fort Shatter will he received March ls,t.
Kuhio is working for the passage ot a bill allowing local passengers
to travel on foreign boats. Ho is also working for an appropriation
for Pearl Harbor.
Will iam J. Wright, formerly a member of the legislature died last
WASHINGTON, January 29. Roosevelt in a special messago to
congress recommends a pension to tho men and oflicors of tho life sav
Tho now treaty with Franco concedes tho minimum tariff on
American goods and the United States grant a reduction of 20 per cent
in its tariff on wine.
SAN FUANC1SCO, January 29. Habbi Nieto says ho was promis
ed that Rouf would be granted immunity.
C. C. Hittor, a saloon keeper, was arrested for attempting to bribe
I tho Polico Commissioners.
WILL BE OPENED.
Franchise to Women Another
accuse the Fort George of ignor
The Captain indignantly denies
Senator Warren of Wyoming will
a constitutional amendment giving
Yarmouth divorce case will beein to
31. Rouf is still striving for im
with breaking faith.
has been introduced here whiotf'
Consolidated Steamship Company
mate of the 'steamer Maui was
by an electric car.
Roosevelt says that Taft will bo
owing 10 million dollars to de
30. The testimony hi the Stoessel
expected there will bo a ten day
House has sustained tho govern
ni-puuiicau vjouniy uommiticc
The Coburn warehouse has burned.
Congress has asked for a preliminary
Governor has signed tho hill for tho
persons were killed in a political
Secrclary Cortclyon has submitted
Ex - Governor Pardeo will be hero on
a liquor license.