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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. MAY 2, i908
Rarred by Federal Order Be
cause it is Doped.
There is woe throughout nil the
length and breadth of the islands,
consternation wherever there nre
Japanese and the news is known
that the supply of sake from Japan
has been shut off by Federal order.
Prohibition, prohibitory prohibi
tion, stares the joyous field hand
and the festive coclio squarely in
the face. The order went into
effect quite recently, and it has not
been felt in all its full force, hut it
will be just as soon as the present
supply of the white rice juice gives
It is to preserve the good health
of the sake imbiber that the
, Federal authorities have stepped
in and said, "Thou shalt not," be
cause it has been found that the
favorite tipple of the Nipponese
was doped, it contains the same
brand of poison that is used in
New England to keen apple cider
from spoiling, the insidious salicy
lie acid, thus contravening the pro
visions of the Pure Food law. This
is put into the sake by the Jap
anese manufacturer to keep it from
turning sour, but the Japanese
manufacturer didn't know about
the Pure Food law, consequently
the sake he has been .sending to
America has been met at the
threshold of the country and turn
ed back. So far there has been
none denied admission at Honolu
lu, but tho Mongolia had a large
shipment of tubs of the condemned
liquid aboard going back home,
and according to the order of
Washington, Honolulu will get no
more until it arrives here in the
pure and unadulterated state.
Inquiry among the Japanese
yesterday led to the finding out
that all. sake put up for export in
Japan is doped with the same
salicylic preservative. On that
account the authorities hero may
seize the stocks on hand in the
yarious Japanese wholesale stores
and saloons, and the stocks on
hand in the wholesale liquor stores
of the haoles, nearly all of whom
are big importers of tho liquor. If
they do and the tests show that
, the sake contains the; drug, then a
great sobriety will settle down over
the land or the J apanese will havo
to forego patriotism for the time
being and take to square face.
The great question as to whether
Bake is a wine or a beer will be lost
Bight of then in the greater calami
ty of it being called a poison.
The Federal order respecting it
went into effect in San Francisco
some days ago, long enough to have
one shipment turned back. The
San Francisco Call, speaking of the
The Show greatly appreci
ated by large audience.
The minstrel show, under tho
auspices of Aloha Lodge Knights of
Pythias given last Saturday evening
was undoubtedly one of the most
successful shows of the kind ever
given in the territory and consider
ng the fact that all of the members
were amatures it was a great stir
prise to many that Maui was able
to put up such a successful affair as
More than a hundred mora re
served seats were Fold than was an
ticipated and the house was fairly
packed during tho performance.
The stage had been enlarged and
side curtains and scenes painted by
Brother Frank for tho occasion while
handsome stage curtain had been
painted by J. A. Harris for the
The costumes for tho evening luu
been bought at great expense in
Honolulu and San Francisco and
were by far he swellest costumes
ever seen on Maui.
Doctor J. II. Raymond had full
charge of the performance and he
very wisely selected Mr. C. D. Luf-
kin as stage director and Mr. G. B
Schrader as musical director and
the wisdom 01 those choices was
proven by the excellence of the ex
100 much can not be said in
praise of the work of those in charge
nor of the members who took part
m the plays and the constant drill
ing under skilled directors made the
event a most successful show.
lo do justice to all would neces
sitate a full account of tho -parts
taken by each member of the show
as the part of each was a revelation
to the audience.
The show proves what can be
done on Maui and all would bo de
lighted to witness moro of these per
formances in the furture.
Attorney General Bonaparte
Writes to Rev. Thwing
Anguish, woe and misery settled
on some sections of the local Jap
anese colony when it was learned
that a Federal order has been is
sued prohibiting the importation
of sake preserved in salicylic acid.
Even in its native state, un
adorned with the frills and furbe
lows of civilization, the national
beverage of Japan is declared by
experts to be a hilarious producer
of happiness, and it is claimed that
it will make a man climb a lamp
post and yowl at passing policemen
rather quicker than will the un
adulterated reliever of rattlesnake
bites ou Arizona's plains. When
to its potential qualities there is
added tho softening influences of
salicylic acid the result is Texas.
Furthermore, it is a violation of
tho pure food laws, which the de
partment of agriculture will not
countenance, and tho rcventi9 de
partment has been ordered to hold
all consignments of sake until
samples have been analyzed by
Honolulu, April 28. Attorney
General Bonaprate, in a letter to
Rev. E. W. Thwing, in which he
also encloses a copy of a letter ' to
United States Distiict Attorney
Breckons, expresses the belief that
the local authorities should be left
to deal with such questions as were
raised by Iwilei. He is not disposed
to direct his department to inter
fere in tho matter through the
His letter to Rev. Mr. Timing
was m response to one written by
Mr. Th.wing on behalf of the Minis
terial Association .and, other or
ganizations, urging the Attorney
General of the United States to
direct the United States Attorney
for Hawaii to interfere in Iwilei by
means of the Edmunds Act.
The following is Attorney-Gen
eral Bonaparte's letter to Mr.
. A'ashington, April 10, 1008.
Rev. Edward W. Thwing, Hono
lulu, T. II.
My Dear Sir. I am duly in "re
ceipt of your letter of the 27th
ultimo, with enclosed statement, in
reference to conditions in that
portion of the city of Honolulu
known as Iwilei. While I regret
sincerely the condition of. affairs
you state to exist there, and desire
that the assistance and influence of
the Department of Justice should
be uniformly exercised in the direc
tion of public morals, I am of tho
opinion in this case that the De
partment can take no further ac
tion than is indicated by a letter
which has this day been addressed
to tho United States Attorney for
the District of Hawaii, a copy of
which is enclosed herewith.
Yours very truly,
CHARLES, J. BONAPARTE,
Tho following is the copy of Ihe
Two well known Plan(a
lion Meri Leave Maui.
Mr. 15. A. Wilson of Ilamakua
poko, has resigned his position with
the plantation and left Friday for
the coast where he will visit his old
homo for four months and then re
turn to Haiku and take up the cul
tivation of pineapples.
Mr. Wilson has been on the plan
tation at Haiku for over eleven
years and has made many friends
on the island and has earned his
vacation that ho will spend, at his
old homo in Pennylvania and West
Virginia and Washington D. C.
On his leaving the plantation he
and Mr. David .laimoson, who loft
Paia at the same time were given a
farewell dinner at the hungalo where
special music was had and refresh
ments were served.
A grand' spread was given the de
parting residents at Peipers Hotel
just before they left which was at
tended by many of their friends.
Mr. Jaimeson will make his future
home in Honolulu where ho has a
brother in the hank of Bishop and
Company while Mr. Wilson expects
to return and reside permanently
and may go into polities as he seeks
legislative honors and as he has
many friends on the island he may
be a candidate in the coining earn
Respectable Citizens Object to Stench Stirred, up
by Rev, Thwing $40,000 in Taxes
Paid into Treasury Yesterday.
(sinciAL to run aiaui news.)
Sugar 9G (leg. test .1.455. Beets lis lO.Jd.
HONOLULU, May 1. Many objections havo boon filed to lnUnrs
sent by Rev. Thwing to the mainland bearinir on tho immnmlil.v of ).
town. Thwing's nose has been into the dirt of Iwilei for wnnka
the stench is getting unbearable to the average citizen, who wants him
to give Iwilei a rest.
Forty thousand dollars were paid into the treasury ns tnvnsvostop.
The Supremo Court has decided that owners of property must pay
The Public Building Committee will authoi 'izo thn firmrnnrintinn
ior a I'eueral istnlding in Hono u u.
LONDON. May 1. Premier Asouith has .uninimnwl fl.o nniir... nf
tho administration to be for free trade, more education, old aire Man
sions and home rule.
CHICAGO, May 1. Sutton is tho chamninn hillinriliaf hv
Schacfer'a default in flic Balkline tournament.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1. Tho barkentinu lrmmmnl fmm llnnn.
lulu encountered a hurricane on the trip up and arrived in a lcaky.con
tion.. . .
The prosecution of Ford has rested. . -
HONOLULU, April 3'J. The Koreans deny anv ill intent in tl.n
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
Chas. M. Cooke, President W. T. Robinson, Vice-President
C. D. Lufkin, Cashier
,R. A. Wadsworth, Director D'. TI. Case, Director
SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
at the close of business, December 31, 1907
Loans and Discounts $138,280.45
United States lioiuls 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. Ilonds ' 450.00
Other Bonds (quickly convert) 42,850.00
Cash and Due from Hanks 43,380.15
Hanking House, Furniture, etc 7,050.00
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
Capital Stock $ 35,000.00
Surplus and Profits 20,821.29
Due to Hanks.... m 14,346.16
Dividends Unpaid 1,400.00
TERRITORY-OP HAWAII, ) s
COUNTY OF MAUI, f
I, D. II. Case, 2nd Vice-President of the alwe named bank, do solemnly swear
that the ubove statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I), II. CASE, 2nd Vice-President.
Subscribed aud sworn to before me this 2nd day of January, 190S.
J. GARCIA, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit,
Attorney-General's letter to the
United States District Attorney:
Washington, April 10, 15)08.
Robert V. Breckons, Esq., United
States Attorney, Honolulu, T. 11
Sir. I am duly 111 receipt of
your lptter of tho 2GUi ultimo, re
latyvc to the portion of the city of
Honolulu, known as Iwilei. The
Department is of the opinion that
the Edmunds Act, to which you re
fer, ought not to be used in con
nection with a matter of purely
ocal concern. Tho subject men
tioned seems to be wholly a local
consideration, and tho Department
is inclined to coincide with tho
view you indieato that it should he
dealt with by the local authorities.
At tho same timo, the Department
refrains from giving you positive
instructions in tho premises, and
must depend upon you for appro
priate action, since it is evident
that it cannot be promptly aiul
accurately informed of any develop
ments which may arise.
CHARLES J. BONAPARTE,
. Before writing to the Attorney
General, Mr. Thwing had a con
ference with Mr. Breckons, and the
latter showed him a copy of the
letter he had already written to the
Attornoy-General on this subject.
In that letter, Mr. Thwinp; says,
the United States Attorney said
that while, strictly speaking, tho
denizens of Iwilei had ncft been un
der polico protection, they were
under tho surveillance of tho Board
of Health, and while complying
with the regulations of the Board
were not. molested; and it was bo
cause 01 tins implied recognition
by the Board of Health or its Presi
dent, that he, the District Attorney,
had been asked to applv tho Ed
munds Act. His policy in tho past
had been, however, to enforce the
Edmunds Act only in open and
n i ,
migrant cases, and wnere graver
crimes could be reached by it; such
a use, in iacr, as me nroaKing up
of the "Ten Dollar Club "
lhe following is a part of si com
munication which will be sent to
1 -.. . . .
large pari 01 Hie American press:
Honolulu, T. II., April 24, 1008,
A great campaign, backed b the
weight of every 1 regions doiioininn-
li.. 1...: 1 :.. if.
nun, in Hi-nig tvugi'u 111 iiawan
against a vho that has been carried
on openly, and as a business, in
direct disregard of (he laws of the
1 ne ministers ot Honolulu met
together and decided unanimously
to ask for tho enforcement of the
laws again-t this vice, so as to make
the cify cleaner in preparation .for
the coining of the great American
A committee of the Minis'crial
Union of Honolulu secured the
hearty co-operation of the different
denominations, both Catholic and
Protestant alike. Other organiz
ation?, as tho Civic Federation and
the W. C. T, U.. havo taken the
matter up, and are working to
sccuro the enforcement of tho laws
against immorality. Tho Presi
dent and United States Attorney
General at Washington have been
appealed to for their infiuenco to
ward the enforcement of the Fed
eral law, konwn as the ''Edmunds
The distillery of the Kona ViucvarolN
Company will be ready for operation
shortly. It was inspected by Internal
Reve .ue Collector Drake while in Kona.
It will lww a ilaily capacity forabout 160
gallons. Gra, es and pineapple will be
the j nncirul material used for making
brandy during the first year. Delegate
Kuhio i 1 introduce a bill in Congress
autlioru ug the distilling of brandy from
papaya-, mangoes, guavas, aud other
TOKIO, April i'0. The Japanese cruiser Matsushinm. . tlmt
visneu Hawaii, lias been Inst. Tin. onmmmnl..,. n.,,1 onn
, . . . w, MIIIIU lllllt JJ
WASHINGTON, April HO. V Iceland of New York has introduced
a now financial bill.
Tho principal features of the hill are a national clearing houso and
the establishment of a permanent currency commission.
SAN FRANCISCO, April HO. Bishop Harris will remain, here
until may (ith.
LISBON, April ;10. King Manuel has recommended that a re
vision of the Portuguese constitution be undertaken.
MESSINA ITALY, April CO. Mount Etna is showing signs of
WASHINGTON April 30. The Committee has reached an agree
ment to raise Ihe salaries of the army officers.
1IILO, April 2!). A representative of tho Chicago Milwaukee
Railroad is here, lie wants 1,000,000 ohia ties. Ho is going with man
ager Harris to inspect the forests. v
It is reported that the Mahogany Company has contracted with
James R. Cnutle'wlio handles freiirht for tlm Sunt., Ifn tio'
HONOLULU, April 29.--Tho Koreans are watching Rev. Wad-
man a1 they believe he favors .lan:mi.m mwl mn,r,t 1,;.,, ,..;i. r:i
. ' I ....v. mill iillll J-MBULFJ
The Supervisors refuse to appropriate money for a frnn hnthintr
resort at Kapiol'ani pa.k.
' Faireh'ild refuses to be hurried in' tho land matters at Kapaa.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29. Bishop Harris was 'warned of tlm
Korean p.ot and landed at Oakland.
SANTA BAR DA II A, April 2!) A number of sailors'from thelWf.
wrecked a restaurant on account of an' overcharge for food.
WASHINGTON, April 29. One battleship will stop at Feojco. '
The wireless auxiliary headquarters will bu established at fe'euva.
,rt . ,
WASHINGTON, April 29. James Arnold of California has hSn
Appointed Consul at Amoy. - ' "."T
LONDON, April 29.- Tho engagement-of a daughter of Whitclaw
Reid to John Horbort Waul brother of the Earl of Dudley lias been
SAHNGIIAf, April 29. Three new squadrons for tho Chines
Navy have been proposed.
MIGS, April 29.-The remains of Campbell Bannerman worn
buried today, by the side of his wifo. .
WASHINGTON, April 29. Congress passed tho Pension bill
carrying appropriations of $ 103,000,000.
HARWICH, April 29. Tho British torpedo boat Gila waa sfruflr
today by the scout cruiser Attentive and destroyed.
Lieutenant Fletcher of the Vigilant was lost.
PORTSMOUTH, April 29. Several men were iniured bv a boiler
explosion in tho Bitania.
PUEBLO,' April 29. Tho Republican delegation has been hiHtrunl.
ed for T(ft.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29.-Rabbi Voorsangcr died yesterday.
NEW YORK, April 29. Imposing celebration of tho Centonnial
of tho Catholic church was hold-yesterday. -
HONOLULU, April 29. -Tho yacht Hawaii will makn hor frinl
LISBON, April 29. Extra precautions are boing taken to protect
tho person of King Manuel at the opening of the Cortes today.