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WAILUKU, MAUI, H T.f SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8, i'908
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Stated meetins will he held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on the first
Saturday nljjht of each month at 7.30
Visitln" brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
D. II. CASE, R. W. iV.
t. f. Secretary.
aloha lodge noi 3 knights
RcKular meetings will he held at
the Knights of Pythias Hall Wailuku
on Saturday, February 1 and 15. '
All visiting members arc cordially
invited to attend.
VV. S. MOtJNTCASTLE, C. C.
D. H.DAVIS, K. OF R. & S.
EDMUND II. HART
Notary Puijmo,", Conveyancer anu
Agent to G rant Maiuua of. Licenses
Office, Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit.
Not uy Putu.io.
We have only two Gentle
'a Blno Sorcro Suits of
.J A. w o
- tho famous Iloflmann &Roth-
:?. tS .- . .. i i in rm.
mulct maKo icu. xnu&u uiu-
f gant suits ' scl1 in nnolulu
f... for 20.00, our price now
lf : $14.'ft0 por suit.
MAUI DRUG STORE
V. A. VETLESEN.'Prop.
DR. J. J. CAREY
Office over First National Hank
Wailuku, Maui, T.-H.
The Star Planing Mill
Also carries a lino of ,
CASKETS AND COFFINS.
W. J. RAoody, : Prop.
Hello 472 P. 0. Box 75
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
' Chas. M. Cooke, President W. T. Robinson, Vice-President
C. D. Lufkin, Cashier
R. A. Wadsworth, Director D. K. Case, Director
SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
at the close of business, December 31, 1907
Loans and Discounts $138,280.45
United States Bonds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. Bonds., 45.
Other Bonds (quickly convert) 42,850.00
Cash and Due from Banks 43,280.15
Banking House, Furuiture.ctc 7,050.00
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, )
COUNTY 01' MAUI, (
I, D. II. Case, 2nd Vice-President of
that the above statement is true to the
5ul,ceri1ril ntwl mmrn in lipfnrp tun
9 IH Hi Vi in vtv I H fl Hi rl nil 1 vl
Has Completed his work at the Capitol and is on
His Vay Back to Wailuku Teacher
at Kamalo School Resigns.
FORESTS ARE BEING EXHAUSTED.
Supply of White Pine Is Practically All Used Up David
Notley in Serious Predicament Babbitt Crocs
East to Attend Annual Convention.
ATTORNEY COKE'S MISSION
A letter received from Attorney
James L. Coke under date of Janu
ary 22nd announces that lie had
complctd his work in Washington
and would leave that day to visit
relatives in North .Carolina and
While in Washington he appear
ed before the Committee- on terri
tories and met with no opposition
whatever to the matters he had un
He was shown every courtesy in
the Capital and made the acquain
tance of Secretary Taft and Presi
nent Roosevelt who mado many
inquires relative to Hawaii.
He was admitted to practice law
before the Supremo Court, of the
United State? while in Washing
ton and intimates that he has had
to buy a new hat of larger dimen
sions th.tt ho formerly wore.
He wrote that ho would be back
by tho 10th of February but as the
first steamer will he the Alameda
he will not be able to return before
the 15th instant.
THACHER GIVES UP HER PLACE.
A meeting of the Board of Edu
cation was held Monday afternoon.
With Superintendent W. II. Bab
bit wore piesent Mrs. Jt M. Dow
sett, J. J. Carden, William Wil
Jiamson and S. M. Kanakanui,
Miss Kaahanui's resignation of
the school at Kamalo, Molokai, was
reported to the meeting. Miss
McCorriston was an applicant fo;
tho place if she were paid a higher
salary than has been allowed there,
Simon K. ilalua also applied. Tho
matter wont over to await a report
from tho school agent, Mr. Tollef-
A.compIaint signed by Ilawaiians
and Chinese in considerable num
hers against tho McGregors at Ilau
ula was read, also a letter from
Mrs. McGregor which, referring to
her information that such an attack
was being made, attributed the
movement to spite, etc. The Board
at tho suL'cestion of Mr. Babbitt
Capital Stock S 3S.ooo.oo
Surplus and Profits 20,821.29
Circulation , 16,500.00
Due to Banks 14,346.16
Dividends Unpaid 1,400.00
the above named bank, do solemnly swear
best 01 my knowledge ami ueuci,
1). II. CASE, 2nd Vi?e-Preside.n
this 2111I ilnv of Tanuarv.dCoS.
J. GARCIA, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit
appointed Mr. Carden a committee
of one to go to Hauula aud inves
tigate the trouble.
Mrs. Neal, first assistant at Ka-
paa, requested an increase 01 sal
ary, uynl bniitii, principal, wrote
supporting tho request. Mr. Bab
bitt informed tho Board that Mrs.
Neal did not have a certificate and
when she was engaged it was on a
statement by Mr. Smith that if
paid $55 a month she would take
the situation permanently. Kapna
school was admitted all round to
have had a hard deal with respect
to teachers, and Mr. Babbitt testi
fied to Mrs. Neal's efficiency. What
was feared was the precedent that
compliance would create. Jos.. Bot-
tercourt, another Kapaa assistant,
also an uncertificated teacher, had
been peremptorily denied a request
for a raise. It was voted that Mr.
Smith bo instructed to inform Mrs.
Neal that the Board expect' d her
to abide by the original engage
ment and, should she decline to do
, that ho endeavor to find a suc
cessor to her anion" any available
persons on Kauai.
Mis. Fraser, principal of Kaiu
lani school, wrote to request that a
vote ol thanks to Dr. Burnham be
passed, for his arduous and faith-
tui services as medical examiner.
Alention was made ol tno doctor s
aid to the work of tho Palama
Settlement. A vole of thanks to
Dr. Burnham was accordingly
passed without hesitation.
Messrs. Carden and Williamson
were appointed to act wan Airs
Dowsett on the teachers' committee
MR. BABBITTS TRIP.
Mr. Babbitt read tho invitation
to him to attend the Conferonco of
State Superintendents of Education
in Washington, received from El
mer Ellsworth-Brown, U. S. Sup
erintendent of Education. Ho said
the Governor had advised him to
attend tho meeting, and he intend
ed to leave in the steamer Korea
this week. To oblain all possible ad
vantages from the trip.ho had in
formed Governor Frear.that his in
vestigations of educational matters
should extend considerably over
the time v and place of tho con
foroace. Probably he would bo
absent until the middlo of April.
If occasions arose for mcetiags of
tho Board in his absence, Mr. Wil
liamson would call and take charge
Some of the lines of inquiry ho
hoped to pursue were stated by
Mr. Babbitt. From a iass,uchu
s&tts man ho expected to lcara tho
most approved method of medical
inspection of schools. School sav
tings banks and tho school city sys
torn would be studied in their best
Industrial education, as develoj
ed highly in Chicago, would bo
looked up. In New York tho sub
ject of tho physical wclfaro of
school children was iavitiaK. Ho
would obsorvo tho actual working
of traveling libraries often dig
cussed bore but aovor tried, al
though many request!- for libraries
ore received from country schools.
Some of the bost schools in which
sewing, cooking, agriculture, etc.,
were taught would be visited. Ho
would see as many things as he
could in .tho
limited time, and
to receive sugges
would be "lad
tions from members.'
THE HIGH SCHOOL.
Before closing Mr. Babbitt said
the High School building was
pretty well under way. Contract
or Lnalmers bad lnlormcd inm
that he would be ready for the lay
ing of the comer stone about the
first of March. At a previous meet
ing the Board decided to leave that
matter in tho h.ir.ds of the High
School Alumni Association. Presi
dent King of the Alumni had the
business in hand. Mr. Babbitt
trusted that the commissioners
would bo present at the corcmoay.
Mrs. Dowsett, on a call for any
further business, stated she wished
to bring up a matter that was hard
ly quo for the newspapers ns yet.
Mr. Babbitt asked if she wished
the reporters to withdraw'. The
reporters saved tho commissioner
the bother of answering by going
THE HORIiSTS OF AMERICA.
Tho'poition which the United
States has hold as a lumber-producing
aatioa has, perhaps, been
due more to white pine than to
any other wood. The timber of
this valuable tree- which has play
ed a most important part in the
material development of the nation
is fast disappearing and now it is
is costly as the finest American
Uev. Edward Everett Hale, tho
chaplain of the Senate, who has
always taken an interest in fores
try, deplores the passing .of white
pine as our foremost wood, and
tells how in his ' own lifetime i he
has seen the day when "the masts
of every vessel that sailed tho
Seven Seas were made from New
England grown pine; wliilo today
very little whjto pine is cut ir. Now
England big enough to" furnish a
good-sized spar." Ho tells also, to
illustrate tho increasing cost of tho
wood, that he ordered a set of book
shelves on1 which tho cabinet-maker
made a price, and then asked
whether they should be of maho
gany or white pine.
riie white pine production has
shifted from New England to the
Lake States, and Michigan wa& the
lending lumber-producing State for
twenty years, from 1S70 to 1S90,
with a supremacy based on white
pine. In these two decades the
cut was 1G0 billions of board feet,
valued, at the point of production
at not less than two billions of dol
lars, or nearly half as much again
as the value derived from all the
gold fields of California from their
discovery in the lato forties until
tho present. Tho rich forests of
Michigan were once thought inex
haustible and lumbering continued
in- a most reckless manner for
years. Suddenly the people awoke
to the fact that the thoughtless de
struction of the trees had thrown
G,000,000 of acres on the delinquent
tax list. Tljeso white pjnc barrens
point to tho ttniblo penalty of
wasting the forest resources which
should have been tho horitago of
all future generations.
Aa idea of tho increasing scarci
ty of whito-pino timber is given by
the New York F. 0. B. quotations,
on a basis of carload lots. Uppers"
of tho best grado, cost $97 to .$111
a thousand board feet and the
"selects" or next lower grade cost
WJ.oU to ifuu.au. Men wno aro
Continued on Pago 6.
Convention 'Splits but Both Sides Are For the
Secretary-House Committee Cuts
HcBRYDE AND KOLOA PLANTATIONS CLASH.
One Company Builds Dams and the Other Tears Them Down
Whitchousc Gets Nuuanu Dam Contract Jap
Steamer Seized for Landing Arms.
(SPECIAL TO THE At AIM NEWS.)
Sugar 9G deg. test o.70. Beets 10s.
HONOLULU, February 7. Blind Paulo, the old native reed
player, is dead of heart failure. He was a conspicuous figuro for
many years around tho waterfront.
Tho trouble between the McBryde and the Koloa plantations is
growing serioy?. One side builds dams and the other destroys them.
Whitchousc gets the contract to finish tho Nuuanu Dam
NEW YORK, February 7. The Merchant's Association has pass
ed a resolution condemning tho Aldrich bill as a dangerous makeshift.
WASHINGTON, February 7. The Senate has appropriated
$700,000 for the Seattle Exposition.
Tho-IIousc Committee on Military Affairs has cut down the appro
priation for the army by nine million dollars.
LONDON, February 7. The Atlantic steamship companies have
agreed to stop cutting rates.
HONGKONG, February 7. A Japanese steamer found landing
AT 1 1 1 1
.urns hi, jmuuuu iias oeea seized.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., February 7. The Republican State Con
vention has split. Both sides endorse Taft.
HONOLULU, February G.
claims vast property in tho heart of
press suit or settlement. '
Koloa and McBryde plantations arc fussing over water rights.
TANGIERS, February G. Sir Harry McLano will bo released to
day on the payment of $100,000 to
VICTORIA, February G. A bill requiring immigrants to speak
English or any European language has passed both houses.
OFORT 0, February G. An uprising started yesterday but was
quickly put down.
LAGOS, February 0. Several British cruisers aro here.
LISBON, February G. The royal dead will bo hurried on Satur
NEW YORK, February G. Extreme cold is general.
LONDON, February G. Four British warships will bo sent to
Esquiuialt this Spring. ,
PEKING, February G. China and Russia have agreed upon a
Manchurian tariff. v
HONOLULU, February 5.--Ella Weeler Wilcox arrived on the
The Republican primaries have been called for March 28.
Senator Chillingworth is trying to free Funakoshi on a writ of ha
LONDON, February 5. Alice Thaw has been divorced.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 5.--The transport Buford with tho
23rd infantry loft for Manila today.
LISBON, February 5. The Cabinet will order aa election and
WASHINGTON, February 5. -The Public Printer has been sua
pended ponding an investigation.
CARSON, February 5. The Stalo Bank and Trust Co.d in tho
hands of a 'receiver.
TOKIO, February o. Aoki has been created Privy Counsellor.
HONOLULU, February 5. Tea cars were dumped into tho harbor
and dredging operations will bo delayed.
The committee will probably secure the baseball grounds for the
floral parade contest.
Governor Frcar decides that Hawaiian bora Japaaeso aro Ameri
J. R. Meyers, at one time manager of Huelo Plantation; has been
appointed managor'of tho Kilauca Plantation on Kauai.
LISBON, February 5. Tho tension is slackening. Tho young
King is improving. Premier Franco has taken refuge aboard a British
TOIvTO. Fobrunrv 5. Aflnr .I linn toil dnlintn Hin l")lot iincsr.il n hill
lacroasiag the tax oa sake, keroseao, sugar, alcohol aad beer.
VANCOUVER, February 5. The steamels--vGleafarg aad Lenox
have been chartered for,the Oriental run.
JOHANNESBURG, February 5. There is a well organized move
meat as a result of jiuich agitation to boycott all Asiatics.
A . .
Mrs. Smidt of Denver, Colorado,
Honolulu. She will come hero to