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r- VOLUME XV . WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T.,SATURDAY.'APRIL 4, 908
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Denies Inplied Charge re
liana, Maui, T. II. Mar. 27, 11)03.
Editor Maui News:
In tlio issue of your paper of
March 21st 1908, is given .a report
of the proceedings of the Board of
Supervisors at their last session,
and presuming your report as given
In said issue to be correct, where
the writer is mentioned, 'I would
respectfully ask you to give space
in your valued paper to the follow
ing, to correct a false impression,
' which our Supervisor Jtfr. Haia ap
parently is endeavoring to givo the
"Board of Supervisors as well as the
public, in re a petition , as to the
proposed road between Keanae and
.The writer 'is given the credit,
by Mr. TTaia, of being the origina
tor of such petition, however, I re
grc't to say, that 1 can not justly
claim that honor, but as far a
having drawn the portion on the
repuest of people interested in the
welfare of thia distiict, and besides
being a signer and having advocat
ed such measures as are held forth
in said petition, I admit.
The report further implies that
signatures were obtained under
misrepresentation, and that the
Hawaiians did not understand the
full purport of said petition, be
cause the same Were not set forth
in Hawaii. To such claim I can
oViIjmv, that this docs not concur
with tlu) facts, as I am informed
by Mr. M'.'II. Renter, who present
ed such petition to the Ilawaiians,
and himself a part Hawaiian,
thoroughly conversant with English
and Hawaiian, that he explained
to the signers fully the purport of
said petition, and that they knew
full well, what they put themselves
'on record for, which 1 have had
verified by uninterested parties.
The sincerity of the eecond peti
tion, obtained and which holds
forth a contrary purpose, and to
which only somo of the signers of
the former petition arc parties, is
open to doubt, particularly when
both the motive and the mode of
getting these parties talked over to
sign is considered; as to the a'ctiqn
'of the Board of Supervisors in ac
cepting such report and petition as
filed by Mr. Haia, without (list ob
taining an expression of views from
the individual singers of the forni
' er petition, of whom several are
white merfj representing large in
terest in the immediate vicinity
affected bv such petitions, fo it
seems, the same is tantamout to a
reflection on such persons integrity,
and a very arbitrary way for Coun
ty officials to indulge in.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
Clias. M. Cooke, President V. T. Robinscn, Vice-Prcsiclc nt
C. D.xLufldn, Cashier
R. A. Wadsworth, Director D.TI. Case, D'reetnr
SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
nt tc close of business, December 31, 1907
I.oaus ami Discounts
United Stntes Bonds ,
Premium on U. S. Bonds
Other Bonds (quickly convert)
Cash and Due from Banks
Banking House, l'urniture.etc
'Due from U. S. Treasury
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, ) ss
I'ntlK-TV OK MAUI. I
I, I). II. Case, 2nd Vice-I'residcu? of
that the above statement is true to tile
. .. 1 . i t
F. T. P. Waterhouse Talks
of Local Rubber.
F.' T. P. Waterhouse, who has
been away for nearly five months
looking into the rubber industry in
the Malay states, Java and Ceylon
in the interest of the t'wo . rubber
companies owned by Hawaiian cap
ital an fi also for special study of the
eeara plant for .the Hoard of Agri
culture and Forestry, was a return
ing passenger yesterday in the Mon
Mr. Waterhouse in talking about
his trip this morning remarked that
he was very 'much pleased with the
conditions of affairs at the two plan
tations atTanjongOlokand Paining,
which are ovned entirely by local
"We have altogether about 900
acres which jaro bearing trees and
about 3200 which are cleared but
implanted at present. The man
agers expect to have the land ready
for planting very shortly and 1 can
sec no reason why they should not
become two of the most successful
plantations in the world in time.
"I made a very thorough study
of conditions on each plantation,
and also visited other plantations in
Java and Ceylon. The Pear rubber
plantation which is owned by Pear
of soap fame adjoins our plantation
at Pahang and is one of the finest
in the world.
"I have seen trees on his planta
tion "which have yielded 1G pounds
of rubber to the tree in one year,
and I hope In a short time that the
trees. on our plantations will do as
"I -was away from one of our
plantations for nearly a month, and
I have seen trees that have grown 2
inches in circumference in that time.
The climate there is the best in the
world for the rublwr industry, but I
think that in time Hawaii will pro
duce just as good rubber.
"I have samples of rubber from
our trees, that compare very favor
ably with the same kind of rubber
from other plantations in the same
"I have made a very thorough
study of rubber, and 1 earnestly
hope that it will do some good to
the industry here.
"Regarding my investigations for
the Board of Agriculture and Fores
try, I would rather not say anything
at present about it,. as-1 will make
my report later on, after I have made
a trip to the rubber plantations on
"The. labor that we have on our
plantations is composed of Chinese,
Japanese andTamalsand they provo
to be very good workers, but.I do
not think that they would (to as
much good here as they do there, in
fact 1 do not think that they would
Capital Stock 5 351ooo,oo
Surjilus and Profits 20,821.29
Due to Banks..
the nlove tunned bank, do solemnly swear
best ot my Kiiowieiigeatm ueuei.
j). 11. CASU, 211a vjce-rrowe.u
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J. GARCIA, Notary rublic Sec. Jud. Circuit
Secretary Mott-Smitli fnves
The lands at Omaopio have been
thoroughly inspected by E. A.
Mott-Smith, Secretary of the Terri
tory in the interest of the Terri
tory. These lands arc desired by some
of Mr. Baldwins interests and a?
the same are not the best lands for
homesteads but are' valuable tp the
plantations it is possible that better
lands for homestead purposes may
bo had in exchange for them.
As this is the case Mr. Mott-Smith
wa3 hero this week, to throughly
inspect the same in order to be in
a position to act intelligently in
Ho completed his work by Wed
nesday and returned home by ihe
The members of the Republican
party on Maui, met at the primaries
last Saturday and selected delegates
to the Convention to bo held in Ho
nolulu on the lotlj instant. Thore
chosen as delegates arc as follows:
Lahaina: CJeo. H. Dunn, Ed.
Waiaholo, C. II. Lindsay, llono-
lua: David Taylor. , Vaiheo: Rev.
J. Nua. Wailukui. E. Ual. A.
Enos, W. T. Robinson. Prunene:
II. P. Raldwin, W. Keanu. 0.
Hansen, J. Vasconeellos. Maka-
wao: A. v . lavarcs. Kihci: A. .1.
McLeod. Ilamakuapoko: S. E.
Kalama, W. O. Aiken, J. Kalino,
A. J. Gomes. Iluelo: Emmesley.
Keanae: II. Kahuinu. Nahiku:
Henry RoutCr. liana: No election.
Kipahulu: L. Joseph. Kaupo: J.
P. Inaina. Honuaula: No elec
tion. Lanai: Not heard from. Pu-
koo: T. T.
be able to stand the climate here,
is the climate there is much dif
While 1 was in Colomlio 1 met
Sir Thomas' Lipton who iias just
recently added the rubber industry
to his many other industries and he
thinks that it is one of the greatest
in the world.
"To look at his plantation at the
present time you Would hardly be
lieve that rubber could grow, as his
trees are springing up troni among
huge piles of rocks, but they are
doing very well.'
He spoke very enthusiastically
on the coming trans-Pacific, yacht
race and offered to givo a trophy to
the winner, but 1 am unable to state
exactly what the conditions are to
"While I was at our Tanjong
Olok plantation I sawx the lnrge.it
tiger killed that has been killed in
that district for many year.s.. He
was trapped after he had tillined t n
three of our laborers The skin will
bo hero very shortly and I think n.y
friends will be very much interesti d
to look at it.
"Just before I left for home a
large herd of wild elephants eau;e
rushing down towards our laborer
quarters, but they wore scared awry
before they could do any damugif.
Snakes and' other wild and danger
ous animals abound all around our
plantations," hut Idid not have the
time to do any hunting.
' ' In conclusion all 1 can say is
I III tl 'V- MIWI
key m ovory
Guilty ot Man slaughter
Fined One Dollar.
From an indictment of murder
in the first degree to a conviction
of manslaughter in tho third de
gree is a long leap and then when
the Court imposes a sentence of on
ly one dollar on the criminal with
out penal servitude and remits all
costs we havo a sentence that has
hcen equalled but once in the .his
tory of the Territory yet this is
just what happened in tho Circuit
Court of the Second Circuit of the
Territory on Monday of -this week
when Judge A. N. Kepoikai impos
ed sentence on Higaki Ryosuki.
The memorable ruling of the
Court, which caused the quashing
of the indictment on the ground
that the First Deputy Attorney
General was not legally authorized
to represent tho Attorney Generals
Department for the reason that he
was lmt a specially commissioned
officer for this particular court,
although he had repeatedly been re
cognized as such on previous oc
casions in this court ami in every
other court of record of the Terri
tory, is a matter of history. "
A new indictment was found
pharging the defendant with mur
der in the first degree and the case
was tried before a jury.
Tho Territory was repicsented by
County Attorney D. II. Case who
put up a good case against the de
fendant. The evidence was that tho vic
tim was found dead in a cane field.
The physician testified that she
had been dead, between threo and
four hours. That she was strangled
to death, that there was nothing
around her neck to strangle her.
The defendant was found lying by
her side. An obi was wound twice
around his neck and then tied
twice in a hard knot, one end of
the obi was tied to the dead ej Is
wrist. The defendant wae. Uncon
scious. Whether she, strangl-.j l
to death alono (which i.
probable) or whether 'the di fm 1
had a hand in strangling her
death was for the jury to decide.
It is certain that the child after
her death did not have much to do
with strangling tho man oven if
the one end of the obi was tied to
Attorney J. M. Vivas .represent
ed the defendant and made one of
the best defences ho has made here.
At tho argument before the jury it
was noted that Attorney Vivas
who is a sick man, was not at him
self and showed fatigue. He how
over, recovered 'himself toward tho
last of his argument and made a
good plea for his client,
It is understood that the jury
stood six for acquittal and six for
conviction of murder it. tho first
degree on the first ballot. After the
inr worn in fhnirmnm frr nvflp'Sin'
nour u was aiinouuceu uiaiiiiuy
hail arrived at a verdict'-ot man
slaughter iitho third degreo with
a recommendation for mercy
Just how they arrived at such
h vordiet is a mystery- There
arc many who contend that the
case was one of manslaughter as
tho eviduncc showed, that thofje.
defendant and tho fourteoii,.0s
old child whoso lifo w
were in love and t1
paronts of tho child w
sent to hor marriage
,dant that thoy hatl
Supervisors invite Fleet
Cruiser Runs Down
(SPECIAL. TO THE MAUI NEWS.)
Sugar 9G dog. test 4i30. Beets lis 4d.
HONOLULU, April 3. A. L. C. Atkinson was endorsed as leader
by tho Anti-Saloon League last night.
Pinkham is in hot water over the Iwilei affair.
Frcar will not bo a delegate to the National Convention. When ho
goes east Ilosmer will accoippany
IIILO, April 3. Tho supervisors
the battleship ileet a cordial and hearty invitation to visit Hilo. Copies
of the resolution go to President Roosevelt the Secretary of tho Navy,
tho commanding Admiral. The Delegate to Congress and Governor
KONA, April 3. .Miss ifcad and
Orphange left for Honolulu on the
PORTSMOUTH, April 3. Tho
pedo boat Tiger during the channel
ST. LOUIS. April .'$. The populist convention is not yet organized.
A fight is on duo to the attempted
WASHINGTON, April 3. Senator Carter has introduced a bill
to established postals Savings banks.
VANCOUVER, April 3. Forty now posts have been established
nlong the border to aid in the Asiatic exclusion la'ws.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3. Rucf has appealed to the Supremo
Court for a change of Judges, lie.
HONOLULU, April 2 Tho Ililo
consideration. Mctzgcr will probablv obtain the contract. 1
Professor Koebele will go to Europe for an enemy to the horn fly.
A representative of the Board of Emmigration left for the Coast yes
terday to bring back Portuguese td
ST. LOUIS, April 2. Bryanites
been rebuffed for trying to secure the
The indications are that Tom Watson
NEW YORK, April 2. Madame
family. She has announced her
Sagan and she claipis share of the
STANFORD, April 2. Nincty-ane
for rofusal to bo vaccinated. -' 1
NEW YORK, April 2. Alfred
and his wife has begun action for
PHILADELPHIA, April 2.
third round in a G-round go.
ROCKLAND, April 2. -The Montana made 22 knots in hor trial
WASHINGTON, April 2. Hyde
HONOLULU, April 1. There
the Ililo breakwater will go to Hoo'gs it Mobqer. The matter will be
decided later on. Ilhogs is to get the stone on a lot under lease to Lorrin
ndrews at Waiakea.
It is proposed to organize a strangers welcome club hero to greet
all visitoi'3 who remain ovor.
WASHINGTON, April 1. Correspondence with Venezuela over
American claims was submitted to the Senate ye&terday. It created a
sensation by saying that negotiations have reached a critical stage.
SAN DIEGO, Apiil 1. Admiral
tho Connecticut cnroutiLtp the springs. ,
INDIANAPOLISWpril 1250,000 coal miners have struck pend
ing settlement of w-aWicale.
Labor Rebels at
HIUUJVIVU A 1UII
and Satuj; Gompcrs, president of
the Aj)ffirj?jin Federation of Labor,
whiQlwf' nluwly coming to light,
indiMfflj th.it labor is not yet com-
"Weil to legislation about to bo
ed .bvthe President along tho
ineMireccmniended by the Fedora-1
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The programme, it was learned to
fight from an authoritative source,
air. I)w is said to havo returned to
New York much discouraged. He
had expected to bo able to har
monize the points on which tho
labor interests, represented by Goin-
pors, failed to conform with tho
nroL'iainnio of the Civic Federation.
to Visit the Rainy City-
passed a resolution extending to
some of the children of the Kona
Mauna Loa. .
cruiser Berwick ran down tho tor
maneuvers and-twenty three were
admission of Rryanites.
fears judge Dooling. ,
breakwater matter is still under
work on tho plantations of Hawaii.
in tho National Convention havo
postponement of tho domination.
will secure the nomination.
Gould has quarreled with her
determination to marry Prince do
family estate through the Courts.
students havo been suspended
Vanderbilt has sailed for Europe
Gans stopped Spike Robson in the
Benson land fraud trial begins
is a question whether the bids for
Evnns will arrivo hero today on
The Plot Local
Honolulu, March 31. According
to' statements made by local Jap
anese it is heheved that special
Envoy Stevens would havo jicen as
sassinated in this city had ho left
the steamer while here. Whilo
there are few grounds on which such
an opinion can bo based, the fact
that the Korean patriotic societies
in San Francisco, Seoul and this
city are constantly in communica
tion by cable and havo openly re
joiced over the minister s death has
led to this conclusion.
Conv-ix indent Haskins, whojiass
ed through here 011 the Mongolia is
quoted a- saying that Stevons sus
pecto. 1 a plot to kill him and book
ed long in advance on many steam
ora. Tin.", is lumlly borne but by
thfrutti r lack of all precautions for
higojMy in San Frauolsco.