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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1909
What is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
Popular Couple Are to Wed
Between the lGth and 21st copious
rains visited Makawao district, the
rainfall measuring from three to ten
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where Omaopio and Waiakoa were
blessed with only one inch while
farther out in the Kamaol'e region
none at all was measured.
During the early part of Saturday
evening there was a brief electric
display in the atmosphere, followed
the next day by a slight snowfall
along the topmost ridge of Halea
kala. The district was suffering from a
drought and the downpour was most
needed. Haleakala Ranch was ob
liged to keep men continually work
ing at the pumps at the head waters
of its pipe line near "Ukulele" on
The rain was such a welcome one
that some of the Makawao people
called it a "Santa Clans rain."
On December 1st, Tarn Yau retir
ed from the firm of Tarn Yau & Co.
which has conducted a general store
in Makawao for twenty-five years
past. He sold his interest to his
partnerTamSing, who will continue
Some of the farmers of Makawao
tempted by the high price of flour
are thinking of planting small areas
of wheat thus reviving an old local
industry. One man proposes to put
in ten acres. There is also some
talk nltout establishing a little mill
though nothing definite has been
decided as yet.
The Pukalani Dairy it Pineapple
Co. has now in all 70 acres under
cultivation at Lilikoi, Makawao.
Their plan is to put in 25 acres of
pines every year.
Considerable grading and terrac
ing is being done around Paia Mill,
it beine the evident plan of. the
manager to have the vicinity of the
mill as green and beautiful as possi
The exterior of the new planta
tion hospital of the M. A. Co. at
Paia is now completed and is quite
The engagement of Miss Ethel
Smith of Hamakuapoko to Mr. E
C. Mellor, bookkeeper of the Haiku
Fruit and Packing Co., has been re
Mr. and Mrs. Fawcett of Cali
fornia are new residents of Kaupa
kalua. Mr. Ftwcett is lookkccpcr
of the winery.
V. F. Cole, manager of the Kau
pakalua Wine & Liquor Co. brought
back with him recently from Cali
fornia a new Auburn automobile,
the only one on the island. The
first "Hudson" machine ever seen
on Maui inade its appearance at
Paia on Tuesday.
Deputy Sheriff Edgar Morton has
recently completed a new residence
in Makawao near "Brewer's."
Several of the Russian lalKircrs
recently established at Keauhua
havo departed for California.
Tho V. O. Aikens, are at "Idle
wilde" on Haleakala.
It is reported that tjie Kula pipe
line will not be finished until Nov
Many miles of cane tassels can
now be seen on central Maui.
Xmas gobblers are selling in Kula
at 84.00 each.
Koki is Set Free by Judge
Hoinlulu, December 18. Federal
Judge Woodruff this morning as his
last official act as a Judge of the U.
S. District Court of Hawaii decided
in the Moses Koki ease, wherein
Koki is charged with embezzling
Wainieapostollice funds, that Koki's
trial and acquittal last summer up
on a similar charge was in law and
in fact an acquittal of this and the
five other indictments for embezzle
ment now standing against him.
This decision sets forth a new legal
principle concerning embezzlement.
Its effect is to decide, that although
the prosecution may indict, try, and
convict an alleged embezzler merely
upon suspicious circumstances suffi
cient to convince the jury beyond a
reasonable doubt that he must have
embezzled some trust funds, never
theless, if the prosecution chooses or
is obliged to resort to a trial based
upon suspicious circumstances, like
shortages alone, instead of upon
specific items of embezzlement, one
trial covers all shortages or suspi
cious circumstances which cannot
be clearly shown to be separable
from one another.
Thus, if the government could
have proven a thousand specific cases
in which Koki took money order
funds for his own use, there could
be a thousand indictments or counts
against him, but if no one of the
specific cases could be determined
or shown he must bo tried once and
upon all of the shortages, delays,
and other suspicious circumstances
which can be placed leforethe jury.
Judge Woodruff decided that the
constitutional guaranty against be
ing placed more than once in jeop
ardy for the same offense docs not
mean that a man may be tried a
second time for the same offense
merely localise it is believed the
jury reached a wrong verdict in the
previous trial or because the pVo
secution believes it can put up a
better case in a second or.later trial.
The Constitution provided against
second jeopardy in order that an
accused person might once and for
all confront the 'court and the jury
and thereafter lw free from further
jeopardy for the same offense, no
matter whether the court and jury
reach the right conclusion or not.
The District Attorney saved an
exception to the decision and can,
under the new law for appeals by
the government, take the case to the
Supremo Court if ho desires.
Such an action would be valu
able," said Judge Woodruff this
morning, since it is always well to
have the hover judges corroborated
or corrected authoritatively when
they aro obliged to decide upon new
points of law."
Knights of Pythias
The annual election of ollicers o
Aloha Lodge No. 3. Knights o
Pythias was held in their castle hal
Tho.following officers were elected
to servo during tho ensuing year
L. M. Baldwin, 0. C; E. F
Deincrt, V. C; 0. Hansen, P.
Wm. Ault, M. of W.; 1). L. Meyer
M. of P.; C. D. Lufkin, M. of E
J. J. Walsh, K. of R. it S.; W. A
Sparks, M. at A.; R. A. Wads
worth, M. of W. assistant; H
Streubeck, J. Freitas and H. M
Coke, Hall Trustees; W. F. McCon
key and J. II. Farrull, Physicians
pence to tbc c.irtb, omnwiII to men,
If rem lftavcn' all .jiaclcus ltlnj:
Zbi worts in solemn stillness lav
Zo bear tbe ainjcls smj.
Zhc fllbaut IFlews
to all Its jfrtenos, present
By the Members of the
Knights of Pythias.
One of the most thoroughly en
joyed social events of the season was
a farewell party given by the Knights
of Pythias at their castle hall in
honor of 1). H. Davis.
Choice Hawaiian music was fur
nished by the l.iniuina Quintet
Club of which Mr. Carl F. Hose is
Cards and dancing were indulged
in until a late hour. Excellent re
freshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis aro one of
the most popular young couples of
Mr. Davis leaves Maui to take a
much better position in Honolulu.
Course of History.
California history will receive
tho comprehensive study it de
serves if the example set by the
Stockton schools is followed gener
ally throughout the Stale. Under
the auspices of the committee on
history and relics of the "Rush of
49" organization, a booklet was
issued and distributed among tbe
schools of the State giving an out-
ine for a study of the history of
California. Standard works were
listed fer the benefit of teachers
and students, and quotations were
made from them. Tho acopo of
the booklet is determinable from
the following list of topics treated:
discovery and early exploration;
Spanish California (17G7-1822),
California ( 1822-184G ), from
cession by Spanish to Mexico, to
war between Mexico and the United
States; transition period (184G-
1850), from beginning of war. to
admission of California as a state;
California (1850-1801), with the
organization of state and county
governments, etc.; "Rush of '49",
with statistics about population,
descriptions of character of the
miners, their dress and equipment,
means of travel, houses, methods
of mining, administration of justice,
and social life; tho southern mines,
with description of the various
towns and districts. A very in
teresting feature is a list of prices
charged for food, clothing and
It was the idea of the Stockton
people that perhaps undue impor
tance is attached to the study of
ancient history of other countries
and that much of the time devoted
to it could bo spent to better pur
pose in reading the early history
of tho state which plays so ini-
of tbc Season
Supervisors are on Tour of
Burnhani of the Normal
visiting her parents at
The Supervisors spent Friday and
Saturday of last week inspecting
school property, the courthouse, jail,
streets, etc. of Lahniiin. Mr. Poguc
has been inspecting ever since the
third of December.
Ranker Lufkin was in town on
Saturday on his way home from
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dunn have
received a very pretty center piece
from Mr. Dunn's brother Edward
Dunn of Honolulu. It has nine
different kinds of wood and is made
UP of one hundred and eighty-nine
pieces. It is highly polished. Mi's.
Dunn is much pleased with her
The Rev. Canon Ault was in town
Mr. and Mrs. Kroll have returned
home with their little boy Leopold
who had a successful operation at
the Queen's Hospital ir appendi
citis. The little fellow acted verv
bravely in undergoing the operation
Miss Miriam Hall tho pianist of
Honolulu passed through Lahaina
last Saturday on her way home from
Wailuku where she greatly enjoyed
tho society of the good people of our
Miss MacDonald of the Normal
School is visiting at Lahainaluna.
Professor Wilson of Lahainaluna
returned homo on Tuesday evening
from Honolulu where he had been
for a few days.
Professor Oleson of Oahu College
passed Lahaina on Tuesday on his
way to see the Volcano.
The wind made it rather lively for
Lahaina on Saturday, Sunday, and
Monday. There were alo severa
showers of .rain.
portant a part in their lives. The
California Promotion Committee
is much in sympathy with the
movement and is offering every
encouragement it can to other
counties to follow tho lead of San
R. A. Wmlsworth returned Saturday
from Honolulu where he was in atteii
dance at the annual convention of the
Rubber Growers Association, lie was
accompanied home by his two sous
David and Alfred who are back front
l'muhoit College for the holidays.
Scliultz, the harness maker was
passenger to Honolulu by tlie Clatidiue
WOOD AT LAST
After Pleading Guilty to
Sentenced in 1901 to Life Imprisonment
is Now Pardoned.
(SPECIAL TO THE MAUI NEWS.)
Sugar H(J dug. test 4.05 Beets 12s. 31.
HONOLULU, December 24. Several pardons including one for
Wood who was sentenced by Judge Kalua for life for stealing will be
granted. Gundelfinger is also an applicant.
Local opposition to tbe Carnegie library scheme is fast developing.
Cnristinns sales have been greater than at any time in tho history
WASHINGTON, December 24.
dock at Pearl Harbor. Congressman Foss wants one large enough to
accommodate tho largest vessels of the navy.
WASHINGTON, December 24
that this iiovernment views with disfavor tho idea of Zelaya making
Mexico an asylum. Steps may be taken to prevent his leaving on the
BRUSSELS, December 24. Albert I is king of Belgium.
PHILADELPHIA, December 24. Tho big battle ship Utah was
launched in the presence of a large
OTTAWA, December 24. Canada has purchased the British
Cruiser Rainbow and is negotiating
MANAGUA, December 21. It
dent Zelaya will leave tomorrow, probably on .i Mexican gunboat.
The concert and dance which
evening at the Town Hall was postponed on account of rain and will
be held on Saturday December 25th
The steamer Mikahala will leave
week on Friday instead of Saturday. She will leave next week one
day ahead also. The Mauna Kea
day, December 30, instead of Friday.
HONOLULU, December 23.
all day Christmas.
Road Supervisor Paele is charged with instigating forgery and
with juggling money.
Judge Dole decides that the federal court still exists and proceeds
with tho hearing of cases.
HONOLULU, December 2.'. Tho Thetis is duo hero Christmas.
The Lurline will arrive in Snn Francisco Saturday.
Tho Wilhelmina will go first to Ililo.
The Governor writes that Senator DoPew will introduce the Ha
waiian bill in the Senate.
ST. PETERSBURG, December
was killed by a bomb.
WASHINGTON, December 2a.
will cost $375, 000,000 and will bo
JACKSON, December 23. Senator McLauren died hero yesterday
of heart disease.
CINCINATTI, December 23.
bezzling $043,000 and has been sentenced to six years imprisonment.
MANAGUA, December 23.
ing ho resigns solely to keep Nicaragua from being invaded by a foreign
BUCHAREST, December 22,-The
been Bhot and killed by an anarchist.
RLUEFIELD, December 22.
the battle of Rama was 2G00. The revolutionists captured all of the
guns, 1500 rides and one million rounds of ammunition. Gonorals
Castillo and Gonzales are prisoners. Two Americans are reported
killed. Surgeons from the DesMoines aro looking after tho wounded
Refugees are reported to be planning
BOMBAY, December 22. -Arthur Wickson, tho chief magistrate,
was assassinated by a native.
HONOLULU, December 22.
been released on condition that ho
steamer passage on the Oceanic lino
Rord Supervisor Paole may face a criminal charge which Mayor
Fern will not allow to bo made public.
Tho Kauai Railway Company may make a new issuo of bonds.
The Chinwo Consul received his commission by cable.
Judge Do Bolto denies ever having spoken of a promise from Frear
that he should have Wildor's place. Ho says Frear never promised
and ho says ho never said he had.
Pilot Macauloy is freo from all blame in connection with the
grounding of the Celtic Chief.
The federal court and the supromo court are closed on account of
the absence of judges.
The Hilonian arrived yesterday afternoon.
BLUEFIELD, December 22. The revolutionary forces under
Estrada have completely routed Zolaya's army. Tho revolutionists on
the firing lino wore commanded by American officers.
COPENHAGEN, December 22. Doctor Cook has been branded
an impostor by scientists of the University after a full investigation of
jhis diary and his reports. Ho is
Charge of Burglary Was
Secretary Meyer favors 725 foot
In officials circles it is intimated
number of distinguished persons
is .generally believed that ex-presi
was to havo been given on Saturday
from Lahaina for Honolulu this
will leave for Honolulu on Thurs
The wireless stations will be closed -
2:5. Tho chief of the secret police
Tawney says the Panama, Canal
finished in 1915.
Warrinor has plead guilty of em
Zelaya has issued a manifesto claim
Roumanian primo minister has
Tho loss of the army of Zolaya at
an invasion of Honduras.
Doctor Atcherly, who was to have
go to the coast has been denied
and will remain in tho asylum.
said to havo made $80,000 by hi