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SATURDAY,! DECEMBER 12 1908
a U. i.f (iOOl) CIGARS for Christmas.
Tllilt is perilous advice? to pi vi ;i Woman, as :l rule, I'tlt
not so if she takes care to jrct one of our famous
It is iH'if.'ctly safe t, oiler ANY MAN a Ux of
Robert Burns, Little Bobbies,
Van Dyck, General Arthur,
or Owl Cigars
rs in the air,. And there are anxictits ami worries
too, that go along with it.
To tone you up mentally ami physically, and,
make you really enjoy the Holiday season, there
is nothing like drinking with your meals a glass of
Don't Get Excited!
' e are1 not going to deliver any
more ixilitieal addresses for
two years to conic hut will say
is the only place in town where
you can he served with a good,
well-cookod meal at all hours
of the day.
CONTRACTOR and 15 U I L 1) E R
Plans and Estimates Furnished .
Small Jobs and Repair Work by Day
or Contract .
Waili'ki', Maii, T. II.
Bismark Stables Co.,
LIVERY, BOARD and
Automobiles for Hire
At Hack Rates
Meet nil Island Steamers
Kxcursion Rates to Iau .ami Ilalcakal
with competent guides.
DRUMMERS' LIGHT WAGQNS
NEW RIGS--NEW TEAMS
Resides our usual display
of Holiday Goods anil Toys
our yearly exhibit of Hawa
iian Curios is now ready for
youf inspection. Remeinher
those you love w ho arc far
away with a little souvenir
of Hawaii. ,
MAUi DRUG STORE
A. VETLESEX, Prop.
Makket ' Wailukc
ANTONE BORBA. Prop.
Full line of popular brands ot
Etc. Etc. 4
Celebrated Prirao & Seie
25c 2 Glasses 25c
"I should think Mrs. Roosevelt
would be afraid to let her husband
go after lions," declared a reader
of the daily papers according to a
writer in the St. Louis Despatch.
"It ia a most dangerous sport."
"Nonsense!" responded her hus
band. ''Why do you fay that?"
"Because the knows very well
there isn't a lion living that could
bite him first."
Honolulu, December 1: Tin de
cision in the sake case by the
United States Supreme Court, re
ported by cable vesteiday, is laken
by lawyers to mean that the case
will now he brought by certiorari be
fore the Supreme Court for final
The sake case involves sevira!
thousand dollars paid under pro
test in duties on the importation of
sake from Japan, the customs au
thorities classifying sake as a wine
and charging the high rate of duty
provided under the tariff schedule
for that commodity. The import
ers, on tho other hand, claim it is
beer, or like beer, and should pay
iiuch lower rate of duty.
The question has been litigated
as to different importations of the
commodity, in a number of United
States district or (jircuit courts. In
every case the courts held with the
importers, except in the last case
tried, in which Judge De Haven in
an Francisco decided in favor of
In these case, as hmg as the im
porters won in the trial courts,
they were powerless to carry the
ase to the United States Supreme
Court, and so have the case deter
mined definitelv. The United
States having won one case; the
importers appealed, and the deci
sion now rendwred meaii-s that the
Supreme Court wilLgive a definite
decision which will settle all the
possible cases that might be
brought, and either confirm the
treasury 'department in its rulii g
or determine that the importers
are right in their contention and
are entitled to a rebate of the du
ties they have paid under protest.
The question was originally
raised by the late Harry Johnston,
as customs broker for local Import
ers, ami most of the litigation was
carried on by him. Advertiser.
During the abscuce from the Territory
of Hugh M. Coke, the manager of the
Maui Publishing Company all amounts
due the said comhatiy are payable to C.
I). I. u (kin Treasurer of the Mani Publish,
ing Company, who is authorized f re
ceiH for all moneys paid at the First
National Hank of Wailuku.
MAUI rrilLISHING CO. LTD.
l'er HuyU M. Coke, .
t, f. Manager.
A writer in the Philadelphia
Press telle of a man whose coat has
been stolen. He had charged a
suspicious-looking individual with
"You my this man stole your
coat?"' said the magistrate. "Do I
understand that you prefer charges
"Well, no, your homr," replied
the plaintiff. "1 prefer the coat, if
it a all the same to you."
U. S. Supreme Court
To Decide Sake Cases.
WOULD HAVE THE AUTHOR.
During a performance of Sopho
cles' tragedy of Antigone at the
Theatre Royal, Dublin, the gallery
gods, a very important portion of
the audience in that city, were
greatly pleased, and according to
their custom, called for the author.
"Bring out Sopherclaze!" some
After a while the manager ap
peared, and there was a general
shout until he explained that So
phocles had been dead two thou
sand years and more, and could
not well come.
"Then chuck us out his mum
my!" came back in answer from
the gallei y.
"ONLY US CHICKENS."
The same thing that prompts
one to say yes in answer to the
query, ''Are you . asleep?'' may
have influenced the negro in the
story from Life: N
It was a dark night, and the
owner of the chicken-coop, gun in
hand, was investigating certain
suspicious noises he had heard.
Who's in there?" be called at
Erastus, inside, replied softly
and reassuringly, Ain't nobody
heal)' oep'in' us chickens."
HE DID NOT KNOW.
Illustrative of the exasperating
ease with which chickens occasion
ally "come home to roost," is this
story from "A Soldier's Letters to
Charming Nellie." On a day in
June, 1892, in the early part of the
Civil War, General Hood of the
Texas brigade halted each regiment
in turn, and gave his orders. To
the 4th he said:
"Soldires of the -1th, I know as
little of your destination as you
do. "If, however, any of you learn
or suspect it, keep it a secret. 1 o
every one who asks questions, ans
were, 'I don't know.' We are now
under the orders of General Jack
son, and I repeat them to you."
General Jackson also gave strict
orders against foraging; but apples
were plentiful, and it'was contrary
to nature for hungry soldier not
to eat their, and so it came about
that on the 'march to Staunton
General Jackson came upon a Tex
an sitting on ihe limb of an apple
tree, busily engaged in filling his
haver-sack with the choicest fruit.
The general reined in his old
sorre l horse, and in his customary
curt tone , asked :
"What are you doing in that
"1 donjt know," replied the Tex
an. "What command do you belong
"I don't know."
"Is your command ahead of you
or behind you?"
"I don't know."
Thus it went on, "I don't know"
given ns answer to every question.
Finally Jackson asked, sternly:
"Why do you give me that ans
wer to everv question?"
"'Cause them's the' orders our
general gin us this mornin', an' he
tole us he got 'em that er way
straight from ole Jackson, "replied
the man in the tree.
Disgusted with a too literal obe
dience to'argue the point, General
Jackson rode on.
At the close of a revival service
the minister went down- the church
ailes, according to his custom, to
greet the strangers in his congre
"I don't think you are a mem
ber of our church," he said to one,
as he warmly shook his hand.
"No, sir," replied the stranger.
"Well, you will not think me
utidully curious if I ask you to
what denomination you belong?"
ked the minister.
"I suppose," responded the oth
er, with a twinkle in his eye, "that
I am really what you might call a
'A submerged Presbyterian!" ex
claimed the minister. "I should
be aliid if you would explain."
"Wei1, I was brought up a Pres
byterian, my .wife is a Methodist,
my eldest daughter is a Baptist,
my son is the organist of a Unitar
ian church, my second daughter
sings in an Episcopal choir, and
my youngest goes to a' Congrega
tional Sunday school."
'But," said the minister, ag
hast, "you contribute, doubtles", to
"Yes,"' was the answer, "I con
tribute to ail of them, and that's
what submurges me." ,
Are Not Seizable.
Honolulu, Dec. 5: A rather im
portant opinion and one which will
be brought before the courts for a
final decision has been given by
Deputy Attorney Whitney at the
request of Land Commissioner
Pratt. The opinion is to the effect
that a' lease of government land is
not seizable upon an execution.
The matter was brought up
through a suit against a Chinese
named Wong Feart. who . holds a
leaBe on Government land in Ka
paa. Another Oriental obtained
judgment against him and, 1 to
satisfy this, in spite of the 'protest
of Land Commissioner Pratt, the
leasehold was sold yesterday at
public auction. The purchaser,
toother Chinese,, offered the rent
for the land to the Land Commis
sioner, who, acting under the ad
vice of the attorney-general's de
partment, has refused to accept it.
, Deputy- Attorney General Whit
ney holds that since the assign
ment of a government lease cannot
be made w ithout the consent of the
liind commissioner, the lease can
not be transferred by means of an
execution and sale without this
same permission and that the land
commissioner cannot be compelled
to give his permission. It is ex
pected that the matter will be
fought through the courts and on
ly w ill be ended when the Supreme
Court has given its final opinion
on the subject. Star.
The Laliaina National Bank
Otias. M. Cooke, l'res.
W. L. Decoto, 2nd Viee-Pres.
C. D. Lulkin, Cashier
Win.. Helming, Vice-Pres.
R. A. Wadsworth, Director
A. Aalberg, Auditor
Accounts of Individuals, Corporations and
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Foreign Exchange Issued on All Parts of the World.
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY.
Sfety Deposit Boxes for Rent at Reson ble Rte s.
MAKE YOUR OWN GAS.
The Sunlight "OMEGA" cetelyn
Generators HAVE NO EQUAL
We are the Agents for the "OMEGA' and will cheerfully give
estiiliatvs on: .
GENERATORS from 10 Its. to 300 Its.
FIXTURES of all kinds.
COMPLETE PL NTS properly installed.
Let us talk "GAS MACHINE" to you and we can convince you
that you require an outfit to make your home complete.
KAHULU I RAILROAD CO'S
THE attention of the trade is called to
a change in the personnel and name
of the Hawaii Photo & Art Co. . Mr. L.
R. Crook and his associates, have retired
from the business and their interests have
been purchased by Messrs. C. G. Bockus
and A. R. Gurrey, operating under the firm
. GURREY & CO., LTD:
, The company will continue at its pres
ent address, Fort Street, Honolulu, with a
capable staff. Picture framing, developing,
and printing will receive the personal atten
tion of the management.
A full line of art and photographic sup
plies is now, on hand.
The corporate name of Hawaii Photo
& Art Co., Ltd., will be discontinued and
that of Gurrey & Co., Ltd., used in its stead.
GURREY & CO., LTD.,
A. R. Gurrey, Mgr.
Best quality for the money
That' what you can depend on Svhen you deal with
us. Our departments are always well stocked with
the hest and freshest of goods. We mean just what
we say. Call at our store and he convinced that you
can save time and money by dealing with us.
The Lauaina Store
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes,
Plantation Supplies, etc.