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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T SATURDAY. DECEMBER 24, i9I0
4 What is Best for Maui
; is Best for the News
lacy News Fro the Capitol Regard
ing Sugar Sleek.
Uy h- D. Tinmions.
Honolulu, Dec. 20.
In lust week's letter thosrhiark-
fnblo case of o.he,ivy slump in sugar
to be followed by an equally sensa-
tional advance, was reported. From.
" f last Tuesday afternoon to yesterday
the market in New York held nt
J four cents, but a break has taken
i-.. place, which, although slight, indi
j cutes that the market is not strong,
-f Tlio latest quotation is 13 90 for
raws, ami Weak.
, ' It is' impossible to f urea at what
iA.the i, immediate, future, will 'bring
f forth, but the chances are consider
ably on the side of aBteady decline
., until the Cuban crop is out of, the
f'way. That the price will hot go
, nearly so' low as figured, thirty to
sixty days ago is pretty well assured,
'however; and Hawaii's crop is al-
most certain of averaging a satis
; factory return.
Sinco tlie last report, Pioneer Mill
directors .have held their meeting
and fixed the monthly dividend for
next year at one and a half per
cent. This is highly satisfactory,
.-as it had been calculated that the
' dividend would be cut to ono per
tcerit, arid sales' and purchases, of
f Pioneer stock had been made on
that, basis. The past year the divi
v dend ' has, been two per cent a
i, month, and had the price of sugar
i kept up would have been continued,
witli- a fine chance of one or more
"extras." This is the first real
1 effect of the depression in the price
of sugar to bo felt by Maui directly,
v Prior to tho announcement referred
to Pioneer was $165 bid and 8170
asked. Immediately afterward there
was an advance and the stock is
now $170 bid and $172.50 asked.
V; ' On Wednesday Pioneer sold at
$170, two blocks of 10 shares each
,cliangiug hands. On Thursday it
j, was down to $1G5 bid and $170
' asked, while oil Thursday 10 and 50
r shares sold at $170. Tlicro have
been no stiles since, although the
demand1 at the figures above, quoted
is, strong. t
'; ' HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday HawaiianiCommercial
' held between $33 and $33.25 asked,
while bidding was $32.75 to $32.
875. On Wednesday a sale of 4P
shares was made at $33, followed
- -by 50 the next day at tho same, 10
and, 20 on Friday and 70 and
. 100 on Saturday at a like figure. It
will thus be seen 'that while the
quotations have varied the actual
t sales. have been on precisely the
same basis straight through. There
- have been no sales since Saturday,
' but as $33 is bid for the stock with
" none offered, Hawaiian Commercial
may be regaVded .as quite strong,
OTHER MAUI STOCKS.
There is still a wide disparity in
. the bidding and asking figures of
Pflia and Haiku Holders have not
budged a cent from $150 for these
stocks in a month. Bidding has
dropped to $120,, but of course- little
attention is paid to any ,such offers
Wailuku is $150 bid, but this fig
ure appears about as ridiculous as
those for Paia and Haiku. Olowalu
is out of the market entirely, there
being none for sale.
t" Ewa, Oahu, Waialua, Honokaa,
"QlaVand McBryde'are all a shade
The Wailuku Electric Franchise Sold
to Mr. F. L. Hadley.
We arQ to have electric lights.
This seems to bo nssured now. Tho
electric franchise was sold last Saj
turday to Mr. F. L. Hadley, who is
known -to "many residents, as ho
spent some time in Wailnku a few
months back. Mr. Hadley is chock
full of determination, prugroHsivcncss
and bnckboiK-and it is a pet scheme
of his to put -eh:ctric 'lights into
Wailuku and Kahului, We expect
no stock juggling from Mr. Hadley,
as he is a thorough electrical, engi
neer', and knows what he is about.
Wailuku is fortunate in havinc such
a1 man secure the lighting franchise.
Tho town has been dark too long
already, and when Mr. Hadley gets
his plans laid out, he will no doubt
have something definite to offer tho
people in a very short time, and it
will be up to the people to cooper
ate with him, and support him in
every way possible.
. to Play in Hilo.
Manager Mountcastlo has received
won! from Hilo that arrangements
have been completed, and ihat
transportation has been arranged
for the Maui baseball team' to, play
in Hilo Now Year's day. Mount
castle will take a strong team pyer
to the big islimd. Following is the
probable lineup: Meyers; catcher;
Pedro or H. Meyer, pitcher; W.
Bal, 1st base; Sakaino, 2nd base;
Ayau, s. s. ; Clement, 3rd base;
Arcia, centre field; Morris, left
field; Espinda, right field.
This is a strong team, and if
they play thp kind of ball they
played last fall against the Japanese
team, they will just aboutput it
over tho Hiloites. It is expected
that excursion rates will be obtain
ed .for all who wish to make the
weaker than at last, report. Waialua
was thrown off its base by the Mc
Crpsson water scheme recently in
troduced in Congress, which would
take away an important part of the
rights hold by Waialua; and the
others have declined by virtue of
lack of interest,
CHRISTMAS AND STOCKS.
Christmas business has opened
up with ,an unusual rush and will
have an important influence to the
bad upon1 tho stock market. Buyers
will .be otherwise engaged for some
days, and as there will be a number
of holders anxious to sell in order
to meet end-of-the-year obligations,
there will be a fine chance for bar
gains in the local market. The in
dications are that all stocks will sag
more or less on these accounts in
the next ten days, to revivo again
after the first of the year.
NEW STOCK EXCHANGE.
A new stock exchango, known as
the, "Hawaiian Stock Exchange,"
has been formed and will begin re
gular session on the first of January."
It will have a membership of
twenty-five, and will list all stocks
in tho Islands, and oil and othc
outside stocks in which local parties
are ijitereetcd. Tho two exchanges
working at onco in the same field
will probably have tho effect of in
creasing interest in tho stock mar
ket, and materially augment the
total of business.
IipNOLULU, Dec. 23 Callumrt. testified in court yenteiday in
the Lnne ctt. t Ihat the reft-nt indictment was a case of pite. The
Judge im nediately wiled an order for the appearance of the Grand
Jury in court this morning, .
Chinese merchants deny any connection with the threats of bomb
vengeance against the consul.
Ex Judge Wilder dcfendM the McCrossen ditch steal.
HONOLULU, Dec, 22. Winn, the condemned murderer has had
his sentence commuted to imprioonnient for life.
Commissioner Ki;efe says eu.igrants brought into Hawaii ore npt
w.anted'in the United'Slates.
The Supervisors have passed anuiuti-spitting law, but let the build
ing law go by default. ' ,
This seems to be a record mouth for tourist to Hawaii,
The Chamber of Commerce 'has modified the resolutions to be sent
to Congiens regarding the McCrossen bills.
The Supervifoi s blame Cathcart for the failure to have .a building
ordinance prepared before the present board go out of office.
Geo. Duvis lias resigned f(oin the Republican . Committee. He
has given his proxy to Breckons;
The Chinese of San Francisco have petitioned Pekin for the
removal of Minister Wo Ting Fang. There is dissatisfaction. at the
stand he has taken in regard to tnj commercial relations between
China and the United States.
The Mid Pacific Institute has paid $18,000 for additional land in
The Chairman at a banquet given by a hui of Japanese fishermen
last night was hit on the head with a bottle by one of the banqueters,
und killed. ,
Evans, who was 'on trial for'rapo on a ybung' girl, has been
acquitted on the first charge. , '
Coal Depot for Oahu.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 Secretary Meyer appeared before the
Senate Committee and Urged their support of his plan to establish a
great reserve coal depot on the It-land of Oahu, capable of holding
100,000 tons of coal.
LONDON, Dec. 23. Ah aeroplane which started to.fly between
England and Brussels and return in one day, is believed to have been
LEIPSIC, Dec. 23, Two British officers have been sentenced to
four years imprisonment as spyson German fortifications a month ago.
A German officer was tried recently by a British court for the same
offence, and his sentence was suspended.
EL PASO, Dec. 23 The rebels' defeated the federals under
Navarro near Chihuahua yesterday.
CHICAGO, Dec. 23. Chief Horaivand a number of firemen Were
caught under falling walls of-the Morris, packing house, here yesterday
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23. Aviator Latham went duck hunting
in his aeroplane yesterday
Fjre In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22. A fire broke out in the leather dis
trict yesterday. Twelve persons were killed and many injured by fall
CINCINNATI, Dec. 22. A .million dollar fire broke out in the
factory district here today. Two people were killed.
L6S ANGELES, Dec. 22. Officers of tho Cleveland Oil Company
here have been arrested for fraud
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. The demands of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers have been refused by the railroads. It is believed a
strike will follow. .
PEKIN, Dec. 22. China has Adopted a strong naval policy,
which will put the Chinese navy on a strong basis in home waters.
CHIHUAHUA, Dec. 22. Navarro's forces have been surrounded
by rebels and arein imminent danger of being forced to surrender.
More Fighting in Mexico.
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 21 The government has despatched a
city battallion to aid in suppressing tho rebels in Chihuahua,
CHIHUAHUA, Dec. 21. The rebels routed a train load of gov
ernment troops near here. Twenty-one Federalists were killed.
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Rockefeller has given an additional
$10,000,000 to the University of Chicago. This makes it total of $35,
000,000 he has given this institution.
VANCOUVER, Deo. 21. The S. S. Prince George has been suc
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. -An Eastori Company ha,s secured the
contractor machinery for'pumping at Pearl Harbor.
He dives a Most Concise Review, of the
Honolulu, Dec. 20.
Dr. J.' S. B. Pratt, general sani
tary officer of tho Territorial Board
of Health, was interviewed la3t night
for the Maui News on the subject of
health conditions on Maui. Ho said:
"I have received no information
in tho past few days from Mr. Char
lock, chief sanitary inspector, who
was sent to tako charge of thesitua-1
tion there. This is taken as 'good
news', for the reason that Mr, Char
lock's explicit instructions were to
notify me at once by wireless should
there be unsatisfactory manifesta
tions at any hand.
"Our first attention is being turn
ed to the camp at Hamakuapoko,
containing about 600 families, or a
population of between 3000 and 4000
souls. This place will be system
atically gone through and placed in
a satisfactorily" sanitary condition,
besides which every case of illness
must be thoroughly diagnosed and
"After' that, attention will be
given to Paia. Microscopic exami
nations are being made. Cultures
are'not attempted, as they aro not
deemed necessary in cases of diph
theria, the microscope usually being
"i.wish it understood that there
is no quarantine agahist Maui. The
regulation being enforced is a mild
measure intended to take . the place
of the moro stringent expedient of
quarantine. And this regulation
will be removed just as soon as the
ailment now there is no longer epi
demic. We have no desire to apply
the regulation a minute longer than
is absolutely necessary, and I can
assure you that it. will not bo done.
But the duty of tho Board of Health
is to 'protect all parts of the Islands
from epidemics, and. in doing that,
some communities may occasionally
suffer temporary hardship.
"Passengers leaving Maui, aro re-
quired to have a doctor's certificate
of health', carrying a statement as to
destination, etc. Most of them,
naturally, come here. Their abid
ing place in the city is made known
to us and they are kept under sur
veillance for a few days, after which
they are discharged. 'The same will
be done at Hilo and elsewhere in
the Islands should persons arrive
there from Maui."
Complaint has been made in
Honolulu of exhorbitant charges by
doctors on Maui for certificates of
health. It is represented that 12.50
is collected from each person for
these certificates on tho Wailuku
side of the island, while tho rato at
Lahaina is only $1 . Ono woman
with two children, landing here,
claims to havopaid$15 for tho three
certificates, or 85 apiece. Although
efforts are being made to verify these
reports, definite information has not
yet been roceived here. When ask
ed about this matter Dr. Pratt said :
"Yes I have heard the reports
but have made no effort to verify
them for the reason that they do
not concern tho Board of Health,
except in a very general way. The
law merely prescribes a certificate
by a duly licensed physician, in
Biich cases, but fixes no figure as to
compensation of tho physician for
his services. So far as tho Board
of Health is concerned, tho fee is a
matter entirely botwecn thp intend
ing passenger and the physician."
The large truck horse belonging to Mr.
Patterson and which has been on the sick
list lor some time is again in the harness
anil engaged iu missionary work.
The Importers of Bast Maui Vote to
fieimpose the QuaraNtiae Tax.
At a meeting of Importers held at
the Baldwin National Bank at Ka
hului, Monday lost it was voted to
reimposc tho tax on all importations
from tho mainland.
The Quarantine Fund was estab
lished in October 1904, by Mr. H.
P. Baldwin, representing the Maui
Agricultural Company and the H.
C & S. Co.. and their tributorv
'stores; Mr. C. B. Wells, represent
ing tho Wailuku Plantation and the
Importers at Wailuku; and tho
Superintendent of the Kahului Rail
The tax was imposed to provide
a fund which would bo instantly
available for tho purpose of combat
ing any epidemic of contacious dis
ease which might be introduced in
to the port from abroad.
Tho tax was collected at the rato
of ten cents per ton on all imports
into the port' of Kahului, exclusive
of lumber, coal and nitrates, by tho
Kahului Railroad Company, which
is responsible for the amount.
Tho tax covered importations, by
steamers and sailinc vessels from
mainland ports, but not importa
tions from Island ports.
The imposition of this tax ceased
on Marcli 13, 1908, and at that time
the total amount of. the Quarantine
Fund had reached tho sum of
$5,252.08. This sum was divided,,
into two portions: One portion was
deposited in the First National Bank
of Wailuku, tho second in the Bald
win National Bank of Kahului,"
Savings Deposits drawing interest at
4 per annum.
The sum total at the present time
available to bo instantly drawn up
on is $5,882.19, inclusive of accruetl
interest to December 31, 1910.
The Trustees of the Quarantine
Fund consist, at tho present time of
Mr. J. N. S. Williams, Permanent
Chairman, Mr. II. P. Baldwin, Mr.
H. B. Penhallow, Mr. D. C. Lind
say, and Mr. C. D. Lufkin.' Mr.
H. B. Penhallow is secretary.
As the monoy at present available
is being used to combat the diph
theria epidemic, .tho re-irhposition
if tho tax is for tho purpose of keep
ing the fund up to the $5000 mark.
Previously lumber, coal nitrates and,
oil'wero exempt from tho-tax, but
on motion of Mr. F. F. Baldwin it
was voted that these items, which
form a large bulk of the imports
from tho mainland be also taxed in
the present instance. The Secretary
was instructed to aBk the importers
of the ports of Haua and Lahaina
to corperate witlj tho port of Kahului
and also imposo a tax, thus raising
the necessary amount in a shorter
space of time. As these ports aro
receiving the benefits of any precau
tionary measures taken by the im
porters at the port of Kahului, it is
hoped they will lend their support
to the measurp.
A Beautiful Calendar.
We aro in receipt of a very protty:
and appropriate calendar from Mr;y
Georgo Cooper of Hana. TheV
mounting is a photograph taken by, '
Mr. Cooper from the Sugar Co's
office at liana. It shows tho Alau
island in tho foreground, and in ,
the distance cap bo distinctly seen,"
the outline of Hawaii, whilo far.,'
above tho sea level rises Mauna Koai
with its peak covered with snow!
Photograph, mounting and cnlendd
are all of harmonious
tho wbolo' innWiiM' i mnst lmfiiiT
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