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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1908
Japan's Empress Breaks
Traditions of the Centuries,
Naval Building May
Leu Kam Still.
Resolution of the Japanese
Use Local Cemnt.
THE MAUI NEWS
aui on the Bum.
While tlie ordinary Westerner
may look uinn tin iifTair as nn or
ilinary tiling and not know tliat
there is much significance in this
singular net of our beloved nnl al
most apotheosized Empress towards
the Ameriean naval men, there ean
Ik- no question of its significance to
Japanese minds. It is indeed a
historic nfTair that breaks the tradi
tion of a thousand year?.
Ever since there was history, our
sovereigns, who were invarialily dei
fied and were always the center of
the nation's worship, were the re
cipients of lmws hut never the
offerers. To approach them was a
trespass for common people; to see
them in person was the greatest
honor of a lifetime. Fifty years ago
our nation was put in tumult over
the discussion of how to save our
country from the trespass of foreign
ers which was thought would bring
disgrace upon the sacred name of
our rulers who reigned over the
land for thousands of years. The
Empire of Nippon was considered a
holy land liccause our deified
sovereigns ruled over it.
Foreign intrusion was therefore
strongly resented until the whole
country was brought to the boiling
point and the white snow that cov
ered the pathway to the Clate of Sa
kurada was stained witli the crim
son blood of Premier Ii Kamon who
signed his name to the memorable,
agreement that opened Japan to
foreign intercourse. It is a dream
now. Yet even this day who among
us ever dreamed that our most ex
alted Empress would shake hands
with the foreigners 1 Japanese, no
matter how high in social position
they may Ik1, will never dare to
touch her person.
. We can not hear this news with
out a greatwe and a heartfelt gra
titude to our sovereign, liccausc we
think that such an act on the part
of tin; Empress was performed with
her sincerest wish to cement the tie
between the two nations represented
by herself and her foreign" visitors.
No word will express this sense of
our gratitude. ,
Our proverb says: "Bare thy
a crimson heart and aDncal to the
other's conscience." For months
and years Japan was misrepresented
to America by those wlio meant to
play mischief and thereby ' accom
plish their selfish purposes. Even
the present visit of the White Fleet
to Japan's shores was misreprented
yto mean a threat; and some uneasi-
' nesss prevailed among me people
altout the outcome of the Fleet's
Visit to Japan where an unpre
cedented welcome is now being ex
tended to the Fleet, and which com
bined with the message from Presi
dent Roosevelt, is interpreted by the
Japanese papers as a silent alliance
between the two nations.
When two friends misunderstood
each other a heart to heart talk will
make the matter right. Why should
if not be the same with nations?
Our country represented iy our
highest and most Moved Empress
bares our crimson heart and ap
i peal to the America's conscience"
in order to adjust the few misunder
standings which have cropped up,
and which might have, if unwisely
and maliciously agitated, developed
into a great disaster for the World
Japan. is now doing her utmost in
welcoming the American visitors
and through them expresses to the
American public her true attitude,
relying on the clear conscience o:
the American nation for the solu
tion of the problems arising between
the two. Hawaii Shinpo.
Forger Arrested r
Ale, the forger, who has Ihcu in
dicted by the 4! rand jury of this
Territory, and who skipped for Jap
an sonie three months ago with
several thousand dollars which hi
longed to local merchants, has lain
arrested finally in Dalny, Man
churia. The news was received
The chances for market for Ha
waiian cement seemed never hright-
r than now. Tin- contemplated
itid actual improvements at . Pearl
Harbor ami else where in the Tcrri-
ry, under the direction of the
Federal authorities, creates the de
mand that the promoters of the
ocal company are looking for, and
it is estimated that within the next
four years a million and a half bar
rels of the article will Ik- used here.
During a conference between Ad
miral Hllyday and Frank L. Win
ter, early in October, the former
intimated that a plant in operation
within a year in this section of the
Territory should prove a good in
vestment. "We will not require cement for
year," remarked the Admiral,
'and if the Hawaiian Portland ce
ment stands the test and is as good
is the samples I have seen there is
no reason why it should not be used
in the work. You certainly have
the advantage over the mainland
manufactures in the matter of
freight rates, and this should un
liable you to sell cheaper and com
pete with them for the goods."
Admiral Hollyday expressed pleas
ure at the information that the Is-
mds have the material for produc
ing the cement, and sixke well of
the samples submitted. He pro
mised to rejxirt the matter to the
epartment on his return to Wash
ington. He said he thought of no
reason why the local manufactures
huld not be able to supply the ma
terial, or a large part of it, for the
work to be done; the plant should
be large enough to supply the de
mand made upon it.
Manager Winter invites investors
to consider the proposition of fur
nishing the capital that will build a
new industry in Hawaii. There is
i large quantity of the cement used
here, and the demand is bounteous,
ami will lie permanent. If the
article turned out by the local com
pany continues as sample, the de
mand for cement will be upon it
instend of upon manufacturers on
the mainland. Inquiries have been
received by Mr. Winter from the
lepartments at Washington relative
to the cement. Advertiser.
quite a long time ago from the Jap-
nese Governnien that AIh had Iktu
placed under arrest at Yokohama,
but this turned out to be a mistake.
The matter was taken up by the
Attorney General department with
American Ambassador O'I'rein, at
Tokio. He first wired asking for
a full description of Abe, which was
promptly sent him by cable. Then
came a long wait, while the local
authorities were getting busy in
Washington for the extradition pro
Attorney General C. II. Henicn-
way took the matter up as soon as
he reached the National capital. The
proper paper was secured and a
warrant issued with gave Chester
Doyle, of this city, the power to
arrest and bring to Hawaii the per
son of the forger. The document
arrived last Friday by the Alameda
and Doyle expected to leave for Jap
an by America Maru, which sailed
In order that no mistake might
be made Ambassador O'Krien was
wired to find out if Abe was under
arrest. He replied that he was not,
but last night a second cable was re
ceivetl Haying that he was thought
to lie in Danly. tins morning a
second message came saying that i
Abe had been arrested.
Doyle will leave for Japan by the
Pacific Mail steamer Silieria which
s;uls on Montlay next. He was
selected for the duty for two reasons,
in the first place ln-cause his com
plete knowledge of the Japanese
language and of the law tit him for
the position Utter than anyone else,
and secondly because the Japanese
merchants who are putting up the
money for the trip selected him.
Do not throw away your
old books. Send them to
the Maul Publishing Co.,
Printers and Book-binders.
Chang Wing has answered the
libel for divorce of his wife, Leu
Kam. She charged him with hav
ing failed to support her since Feb
ruary Id, 1!)()S. In bis answer he
says that for a long time prior to
February Hi she had maintained
meretricious and adulterous inter
course with one Foo Yum, and that
on or alnnit February 1(1 he accused
lit r of it, whereu'von she left him.
He alleges that he has often request
ed her to return to him, but that
she has refused.
Interest in the case arises from
the fact that the wife and her alleg
ed paramour were indicted under
tht! Edmunds Act. They were
about to plead guilty when a state"
nient of the woman arrested the at
tention of Judge Dole and he con
tinued the case till an investigation
could be made as to whether the
woman was guilty or not. Later
she pleaded not guilty and was ac
Talk Against Killing
Rats In Honolulu.
Honolulu, October 2S Some of
the members of the Territorial
Hoard of Health and becoming
greatly ext reined over the addresse
which are being made to the child
ren of the public seools hy a Mis.
Reynolds, who is making a tour of
the local eduatioual institutions
under the guidance of Mrs. S. H.
Dole and Frank W. Damon, in the
interests of the Humane Society.
Her lack of knowledge of local mt-
lical conditions has caused a
number of breaks which may do
serious harm. .
When talking to the children at
the Kaahumnnu School a few days
ago Mrs. Reynolds first told the
children about the many things
which they should not do in regard
to treating animals cruely. Then
she came to the subject of killing
animals without reason. In this
regaid she stated that it was wrong
to kill rats, that thtr doctor said
that thev carried disease but that
this was only a theory anil the
animals should not be kijled.
Before she had gone much ftiHf
ther Mr. Damon intcrferrcd and
tHed to stop the How of language.
He was only partially successful
however, for the lady insisted that
the fact that rats carried plasrue
had never been proven and finally
consented to amend to with' 'lie
statement that if - rats must be
killed it should be done in the ten
tlerest possible manner.
Notes On New
The best runners in the island?
will gather at Hilo for the New
1 ear s races.
Ad ion lias gone to Maui in
charge of Jim MeAuliffe to hi
trained for the big stake at Hilo.
Adion is by Salvable out of Lone
Princess and only started a time or
two on the mainland.
Jockey Willis left for Hilo on
TueBilay. He will ride for John
Charlie David leaves for Hilo on
Tuesday with his two mares Yola
Girl and Trilby Green.
Louis Warren will train his
horses Brunner and Indigo for
their Hilo engagements. Opiopio
will probably do the riding for the
An effort ia being made to have a
couple of harness races included in
the Hilo program, one for Hawaii-an-breds
and the other a free-for-all.
Cyclone, Parnell, Naniwa ami
probably Waldo J. would te enter
ed if ii big enough purse were offer
ed. Such a field would warrant
the hanging Up of a substantial
John O'llouke will have Frolic
in Hilo in a day or so.
The Japanese Retail Merchants'
Association of Honolulu, which
comprises almost all the principal
retail men of Honolulu, held its re
gular meeting Oct. 11th, and passed
without a dissenting voice, the
following resolution, relative to the
great question now befofe the Jap
anese community the question of
immediate increase of wages of plan
tation hands. The resolution is a
short one, but a strong expression
of the Association with regard to the
question, and we believe that it
fairly represents the universal senti
ment of the Japanese of these is
lands, with the exception of very
few whose interest feeling ami senti
ment are not in touch with the
masses. The resolution isas follows:
'Resolved, That the wages of the
plantation hands lie immediately
"The Japanese Retail Merchants'
Association of Honolulu.
"OetolH-r 11, 1!K)S."
The following is a paragraph of
the reasons of the Japanese Retail
Merchants' Association of passing
the resolution for higher wages for
the plantation hands. It is on the
increased cost of living in camps.
It runs as follows:
"When we examine the" condition
of life among the working men on
the plantations, we find that they
are sending for wives, and with the
increase of women comes the in
case of children. When the child
ren are Imrn, they must lie fed,
clothed and educated. Resides this
increase of burden in support of
family, there' naturally follows for
mation of family the extra social
exM'iidiflires. The cx'icnscs after
marriage will lie double -that of anti
marriage period. And we must add
to this the contributions that must
be math' in establishing, maintain
ing and supporting educational anil
religious institutions. The prices
if daily necessities have, also, re
markably advanced. The price of
rice is now 20 per cent higher than a
few years ago. Soy and miso, the Jap
anese relishes, have also advanced
in price irom 10 per cent to l'U per
cent. The clothings and the
materials there of have advanced
from 1)0 to 3o per cent. Jf we were
to compare the present prices with
those prevailing 1m fore the Chino-
Japanese war, we find on the
average an advance of fully 100 per
cent. But the wages are still regu
lated by the wages which were giv
en to contract labor. The wages per
diem is paltry !lc. The expendi
tures of the lalxir have increased
with prioress of society, but- their
income, their wages, do not follow
even the advance in. prices of the
necessities, not to say of the in
crease in social expenditures. This
is the present condition .f the plan
tation labor, ami it is no wonder
that the retail merchants in planta
tions are experiencing a hard time,
and the Honolulu wholesale mer
chants are complaining of the slow
ness of payment by the plantation
Another paragraph of the retail
men's reasons for demanding high
er wages relates to the degree of in
crease in wages, and it is as follows:
"We must demand more than
twenty-two dollars and a half, lie
cause the lalmr f other nationalities
are getting twenty-two dollars and
a half anil a house and a lot of one
acre. We IhTicvc it unreasonable
to demand of the plantation a house
anil a lot of one acre for each laborer.
If we suppose the Japanese hands
to be IlO.tXX) ami if each man lie
given one acre, it will greatly re
duce the acreage of sugar cane,
which can result only disastrously
to the sugar interest of Hawaii.
Then fore, we will ask for the in
creased wages in consideration of
waiving the one acre clause. We
will ask for increase of two dollars
and a half per month for not de
manding one acre lot. It should
lie understood, however, that the
lalxirs' camps lie improved and their
accommodation be subh as to insure
them a decent, civilized life. Not !
only this, tlu Japum arc consutn-
Ilns boon, but is now on lop of the lirnp.
Up to tlio present time it luis been impossi
ble to obtain one of the luxuries of the
worM iit any plaee oiKllie Island, but now
ean be purchased from
& LHJUOIl CO: or from
Try it anil pot renewed
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We are the Agents for the "OMEGA
GENERATORS from 10 Its. to 'lOO Its.
FIXTURES of nil kinds.
COMPLETE PL NTS properly installed.
Let us talk "GAS MACHINE" to you anil wo can convince you
that you require an outfit. to make your home complete.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO'S
MERCHANDISE DEPARTMENT Sole Agents
,ing iniKrted goods, they are pay
ing duties when they eat rice, or
canned fishes, pickles and meats,
and when they wear their Japanese
kimonos. This duty is not paid by
lalmr of other nationality, because
they consume mostly the articles of
domestic production. The canned
goods pay -1") per cent ad val. duty,
ami the rice 12c per lb. if cleaned;
and H4C if uneleaned. The soy,
miso, clothing and foot-wear all
pay duty. . Besides there is So. 00
mil tax. When all these direct and
indirect taxes are added together,
the annual tax paid by each labor
would not be less than thirty
dollars. Therefore, we will ask the
planters to recoup the lalmr of this
branch of their outlay, and ask
them, for the purpose, to increase
1 ... 1 11 ... 1 1 1 1 .1
1 wo doiiars ana a nan per moiiiii.
When these items are added to
twenty-two dallors and a half, which
ire now being paid to the lalmr of
other nationalities, and which we
isk the planters to concede to the
Japanese workingnien, the new
wages, schedule will lie something
like twenty-eight dollars. This is
the just demand, and a demand
that can be complied with. at once.
In any ease we do not see any rea
son whatever why the Japanese
lalmr'n wages cannot lie increased
to twenty-two dollars and a half at
once. Daily Nippon Jiji.
Nephew of Togo
Lands in Prison.
Chicago (111), October 1!). - (Jias
ki Togo, 21 years old, who declares
he is a nephew of Admiral Togo of
the Japanese navy, was arrested
on a charge of disorderly conduct
early this morning, when he enter
ed the Harrison street station anil
demanded that the patrol wagon
be sent to arrest a -nan who he
said had assaulted him.
''Send the patrol wagon and ar
rest that man who struck me,"
Togo commanded the desk sergeant
as he entered the station.
"Who are you and who struck
you?" Sergeant Ku-sell ar-ketl. 1
My name is Togo," said tHc
J visitor. "1 am a m jthew of A
the MAUI WINK
the MAUI HOTEL.
strength and viror.
anil will cheerfully give
miral Togo, and I have been bru
tally assaulted. Send your men
at once to eapttrc the man who
Detectives were sent to search
for Togo's assailant.
"Why don't you send the patrol
wagon?" Togo usketl. "DiJ T
not tell you that I have been in
jured?'' He then became greatly excitetl
and threatened to "punch'' Desk
Sergeant Russell, who told To,'o
hat if he did not leave the station
or make less noise he would be
pla -ed under arrest. Togo refused
to do this- and . was locked up.
Later in the tlav Ids outraged feel-
ings calmed and he was allowed to
Hawaiian Iron Fence and
iMonument Works, Ltd
Honolulu T. M.
IRON FENCE CHEAPER THAN WOOD
Ws Sell Iron Fence
V"lios( Fonre rrrvivoil tlio ITiphpst I
Award, "lioltl illcdal," WorlU's
m, rt. unus, i'.kh.
Tin: most f'foiiniiiirnl fence vou can
buy. l'r!frli-M3 tlnm h ri'!cctub'le wood
f: nee. Why i;ot Tvplacu your old one ,
imxv, uitliiiin.'ui, in tractive llttl.N t'K.NCK,
"!..tsT A I.1I KTIMK."
tiv... l - t.vK.- ,,f ! I !:, Iron Klowcr ,
Vtt i i-ftr -.- 'i l:i t.ur culaliKUuit.
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COKE & DAWS
WAILKKU, MAUI, T. H.
We propose to huld regular auc
tion sales in Waihiku and sell any
thing of value entrusted to us.
You proUibly have something of
value you do lmt Deed. Send it tons
and will weeiiileavorto sell to some
one who needs just what you do not
Announcements of date of sales
will lie made from time to time,
(iive us a call.