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'ii VOLUME fXVII '
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. JANUARY 7, U
Will 111 VI V1U1
fc-J.l5jr.New5.Fnw the Capitol fiegari-
iif Sagar Stock.
s By L. D. Timmons.
Honolulu, Jan. 3.
Business has been almost ' a a
. itandstill in Honolulu for a week.
attention being given largely to
stock-taking and closing up tlio
affairs' (if thi yeari There were no
sessions of thb' Stock 'ExchangO dtir
ing the week, except for a' few
n minutes on Saturday atnl on that
orension only ono sale was mnde
' 16 shares of Brewery stock, iiidioat-
nig, perhaps, that the holidays have
'VHOtrTiilto'rtlrw'ith the, cfiuvuntlon-.
ijitfl'thirsl,. 'Sunday and' yesterday.
& both being holidays, the calm had
v continuance; and this morning,
wHthflobds of 'mii'd from tho'dther
i islands as welt as from abroad, the
I gentlemen of-affairs aro.puying little
attention to matters of general con-
"Whlmhe 'board met on Saturday
'Vit-was found that 80 shares of-Ha-
waiian Commercial stock had sold
on the streets at $33, the deals being
divided into four small blocks. The
vjl. market proved f to be "a igreab deal
?j Btronger than these figures, how
.-. Ver, for $33.25 was at once bid for
4 the stock, whie holders were de-.
,iMiling $35. -The ;high biddingls
Wtf 'cOTinng' frorrt th6 'Coast, where
the demand for largo blocks of'Ha-
w'aiian Commercial is very keen. '
.One sale of Pioneer had' -been
J ... ' i i-.i i lS..--
W'il" " Hauc uuvweeii iKJiiras, una uiuiik h-
'-.small block of five shares at $175.
5 v . .''?t Aa iii'th'n man it TT11w111in.11 'ftim.
mercial, however, thiH figure be
' ' tween' boards was below the market,
' for bidding started instantly at
T $177, whilo holders wanted $180
' for the slock.
There have been no other sales of
Maui stocks, so far as can be ascer
j " tained. ' Paia and Haiku have
broken away from. the fixed figure
. of $150 asked, and are now $120
. bid und $140 asked. Wailuku is
$160 bid and $175 asked, which is
slightly below the old basis. Olo
walu Jiaa also sagged slightly, and
; V i3 110 w $140 bid, although none of
the stock is out and it could pro?
k bably not be bought for less than
VARIATIONS IN PRICES
During the irfonth of December
; l77'8hares'ot Pionber changed-hands
M the highest price being $180 and the
. J lowest 1 $170. Hawaiian Cortimer
3 cial'a total was 720, the highest
1 $83.25' and the lowest $32. These
:- are the only Maui stocks sold in the
,i month. .
The largest sales', in the month
were of Oahu, the total being 2075
.'aharesi'thohighcat being $26.50 and
' 'thelowest $25. Ewa vas next with
1095 'shares, the highest being $27.
' 50 and loWesr$26.75. Next comes
I Hawaiian Commercial, with 720
shares, highest $33.25 and. lowest
- f$32. Olad 'is next witlr 592, the
.'iJiighest being $4.25 and lowest $3.-
75., , Then Wialun Aritlv 77, High-1
ja t est ,?S)o anu lowest 8&o. lionokaa
. W follows with 465, highest $11 . and
Y OAHU'S DIVIDEND.
The speculation which had been
Jf gpiug on for some time as to' what
i OaIui's dividend would be in the
't coming year was settled on Deccm-
i bet 30 when the directory announced
a cut from 30 cents a month to 20
'cents a month, ims is one per
i cent- a month in place of the' one
anu a halt per cent paid last year,
" and is regarded as highly satisfact-
. ory, inasmuch as a greater cut was
, f to be expected.,.
(Continued on Page 5.)
Officially, (he Recent War Scare, Was
a False -Alarm.
An impasse has been1 ranched' be
tween' the - conflicting elements" in
the-country-wide agitation ovcr'tho
state of the national defenses. Sec
retary of War Dickinson has advis
ed Congress by direction of Hhe
President "that it is hot cdnipatible
with the public interests for meat
this time to make a report-answering
in detail the. questions embodied
in the McLuchlan repolutidn."
The immediate consequences of,
this will be a concerted effort on the
partbf tlm Representatives' of the
'Pacific Coast States to secure at
once sufficient "appropriations tt
provide for docking facilities, sub
marines and improved and increased
coast defenses for the Pacific. v
Representative Hayes of Califor
nia, speaking for the Coast Repre
sentatives, outlined this1 plan short
ly after Secretary Dickinson's letter
to Speaker Cannon declining to
make public the information re
quested, was received at the Capitol.
Secretary Dickinson's position is
that everything pertaining to the
nation's defenses and the needs of
the situation that can properly be
made public is contained in the
annual reports of the War Depart
ment' which have already been sub
mitted to Congress., He ignores 'the
fact' that from half a'dbzen different
sources that which is .technically
termed confidential" has become
public property audi lacks only a
formal report, to Corfgrcss to make
Whether, -lacking this official
stamn of abnroval as 6 the knbwn
conditions,. Congress, will elect1- to
ignore Xha whole 'matter, or take
only those steps tha'tAvere in con
templation before the agitation was
begun, remains to be seen.
At the War Department there
was absolute silence hollowing the
letter of Secretary Dickinson to
Speaker Cannon. Nono.of tho bu
reau phiefs, all Of whom are trained
soldiers and practical fighting men,
have changed their views, but what
ever else may bo laclang m the
service, it is strong on discipline
Through the Secretary of War, the
Commander-in-Chief has spoken,
and there is nothing to be said.
It inay bo interesting, however,
to reflect .upon the parting shot of
one practical fighting than who had
his confidential say. .
Wo are it vain hopeful people,"
said he. It is it' national diardct
eristic for us to boastfully assert
that we can lick any nation on)
earth1 ahd "'do' it when the time
comes - without much preparation.
Likewise we have short memories.
When the war withj Spain came1 we
started in to prepare offhanded, and
because "of our lack of prepared rtess
we lost five men by sickness in
camp, far from the theatre of war,
to every one man lbst in action. In
the one simple Matter Of care of our
men we wero so absolutely unpre;
pared' that typhoid und dysentery
carried off more men than the
e'nemy. Wo are paying thousands
in pensions for sofdiers who never
got any farther than the hospitals
at Chattanooga". Wo had . about
400,000 men under arms in that
war. Japan hau a million anil
half -under arms iit'hflr Vtir with
Russia and in actual numbers her
sick list was smaller with her
1,500,000 to Care for than ours with
only 4dO,000 to care for. That's
HQNOLULU, Jan. (5 Several changes Will be nnule in-ttie'pUlice
for:e this mbnth. 1
Chinese women vho hre ntirieved with their consul, will clos their
ftores and attend the mntntmeetiil'
' Isenberg has been elected us iniu-mlicr of tlic'promdtion committee.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Sl-tfntor Beveridgo has arraigned him
self with the opponents of Lorrimei.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Senator Perkins died at his homo in
West Virginia, yestcrduy. A 'Ddmpcrat will be. nominated to succeed
AUGUSTA,- Ga., 'Jan. 6. Governor' Plaisted 'was inaugurated
yesterday. ' '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. La"rge appropriations for fortifications
have been asked 'for by Secrethry Dickinson.
HONOLULU, Jan. 5. A lhwprohibiting hilhboards will be sub
mitted 4to the next Legislature: i
There is a'nOBsibilityOf theBoard of Supervisors dmg away with
the position of Road Supervisor. Supervisor Low, hal'got in line, and
U now in synipath'y with the I rest. bl the board.
The Japanese teacher against whom the protest was made, has
1 feigned. He was born and raised in Honolulu by one of tho oldest
families, has a good English education, and ca'nnot speak Japanese.i
The first sectibn of the dry ifock for Pearl Harbor is ready.
An office'r returning froni the Philippines says Hawaii is getting
nothing butFilipino crooks. ,f.
The Chinese have called a 'mass meeting to take action against
Governor Frear has received a cable from McCrossen, who states
that he will quit the game if . tho reported amendments are added to
Bandits in Seattle.
SEATTLE, Jan. 6. Masked bandits stopped a train on the
Northern Pacific railway in the outskirts of this city, last night and
robbed the registered mail pouches. They shot the mail clerk.
NEW. YORK, Jan. 6. The Federal government has indicted
thirteen steamship companies for-conspiracy. 1 Most of the companies
are foreign corporations. ' ,
WASHINGTON, Jan. '6, .CJhgrewinah, Longwqrtlf.has introduc
ed a bill in Congress providing for;amer'manentrtaViff commission 'along
lines laid down by Taft.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 6 Thirty-two indictments have Wn found
against men supposed, to be implieated-in the Tithes building explosion.
Murder is tlje charge against some Detective's' have'traced the' men
to Chicago, but all news was kept
kept informed at all times. .
SACRAMENTO, Jan. ft A bill was introduced today which for
bids aliens from owning or loosing land in the State of California, uri
less. they are eligible to citizenship.
SPOKANE, Jan 6. Police CaptKih Sulljvan was murdered in bin
1iomo last night by unknown persons.
TASHKENT;' Rrtisia, Jan. 5. Severehocks'ofBaHhqunke'took
place horo,yeStenlayrresulting- in .much loss of life.- It'is reported that
otherUowris have?beeh co'mplejeiy demolished.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5. The 'PliiladeIpliiat,,Reddihg, and
Lehigh Valioyrailroad, and the" Bethlehem .Steel Works have each
been fiued $40,000 for' violating the Sherman anti-trust law.
JERSEY CITYs'Jan. 0 Gallagher, was sentenced here today to
12-years in jail.
1SPOKANE, Jali. 5.Five persons' were hilled and many injured
in a collision on the Burlington and Iowa railroad yesterday
' The baseball team thai went over
to Hilo to play the picked team from
that town New Years day, returned
on the Claudino Tuesday. The boys
came back defeated, but not dis
honored. They are all loud in their
praises of tho treatment accorded
them on the big island. The Hilo
boys were lavish in their entertain
ment, and seemed to anticipate
every wish of the visiting ball play
ers, and laid themselves out to slldw
the boys, every thing they had. They
also showed them some ball playing
that was a little too good'. The rain
interfered materially in tho playing
of tho local team in the -first game,
and as one player put. it, tho Hilo
boys must bo web fingered to liold the
ball the way they do when it is ,vet.
The second gain was a good contest,
Hilo winning by a score of 4 to 2.
Though the teatrl was beaten, they
ajl returned happy and enthusiastic
over the good time they had while
on tho trip.
today, alririg With the men.
frOni'tho 'hevsVapers. 'Gen. Otis was
Those Electric Lights.
'Mr: Hadley-will be in Wailuku
and Kahului for several days secur
ing prospective electrfc light patrdris.
This is the time for property
owners to get busy and arrange re
garding rates. We have tolerated
tho old oil street lamps and the
troublesome giS plants too long al
ready, and now that the electric
plant is assured the property owners
should avail themselves of' this Op
portunity to install tho modern
lhoso having gas plants can
arrange satisfactory terms by which
they can be partly exchanged for
wiring und fixtures, and it is ex
pected that the ornamental gas fix
hires can be used to riccdmbdato the
electric lainps without rciribvtll or
The meter system will bo used,
and patrons will bo given all induce
ments possiblo as to wiring and fix
Honolulu rates will prevail.
What the Wrestlers, biers aid Base
Ball Artists WMig.
The London Graphic describes a
game of American 'football', between
teams frbin the battleships Connec
ticut and Michigan as follows:
There was heyer a dull moment."
ft tells how soon after play 'started'
the'twenty-two footballers wero'piled
up on the Connecticut goal line.
"Now," says the English Witer,
if tho Michigan player with the'
ball who was at' 'tho very bottom of
the pile was over the line'five points
had been scored'.''
He then proceeds to tell libw the
supporters of both teams lost con
trol of themselves and the Ameri
can naVal police had to rap'the spec
tators-over the heads Vjt'li clubs to
keep them from talcing a hand in
"To make things iyorse," says
the English scribe. both brass
bands went mad, utterly mad. One
musician, having ho more wind at
liis disposal, banged the big drum'
with his cornet. In the words of
the poet, 'they twanged-tho spirit
stirring fife like anything, and bang
ed tho melancholy piccolo's sad
Meanwhile the officials were
busy removing the players from tye
heap; but it was some minutes be
fore they arrived at the man with
the ball. He wore a broad smile.
bit 'this changed to a look 'of disgust
when hd found lie was six inches on
the wrong side of 'the line. The
.Connecticut won filially by 11
'points to 0. From a spectator's
point of view 'the American game
'does not compare "well with our own
Rugby. The Americans keep the
"ball very tight and one soon tires of
seeing players "jump on one an
A 100 yard dash between the
South African ' sprinters, Jack Do
naldson and R. E. Walker, was
spoiled When 'Walker, at 60 yards,
stumbled and fell.. The raco was
for the. professional championship
and the holder had a slight lead
when Walker ldst out. Donaldson's
ti'mo was 9 s seconds, only a quarter
of a Be'cohd slower than his world's
Connie Mack-was one of the trick-
siest catchers the game has 'known.
Connie wore a rubber band around
his glove. When ho would reach
out for the hall ho pulled and let
go that rubber band', and nine times
out of ten the umpire called the
batter out on a foul' tip when he
had missed the ball by a foot
Later Umpires refused to stand
for Mack's clahn that he wpi-6. the
i-ubber to keep the niittcfi' from
bulging. Then Connie doveloped
the method of arching the gloved
i t 11 1 11 h
nanu over ine nan ana snanninu
one of tho lingers of his left hand
against tho glove. Game after game
was won by Pittsburg by one snap
ot MacK's nnger against his glove.
Another trick Mack worked with
success was, bat tipping. He would
stand closer to the bat than anv
catcher stands to-day, shove out his
glove as the batter swung and let
the bat as it came swinging around
glide over his glove, regardless of
tho ball. In one gatiie' between
Pittsburg and Baltimore McGraw
struck out five times by bat tipping.
Edmund Lally at Saranao Lake.
N. Y. broke tho world's amateur
220 yard skating record, negotiating
the distance in 17 2-5 seconds. This
clips 2 2-5 seconds from the recdhl
of 19 4-5 seconds, made by Iieroy
See in 1900.
Mike" Daly, former lightweight
pugilist, was found dead in a cell in
the police station at Bangor, Me.,
Officers and Clerks of First Natieial
Tuesday evening January 3rd, the
officers rinll dlerks 'of tlie 'First Nat-
ioHal'Bank'of 'Wa'liiku celebrated
wliat'hiight be ter'nied the 'Bank's
diie 'Hundred ridr cent aiitiiver
sary. Since tlib Baiik's drgariiza
tibh' iri ii)0'l arid Up to the present
tinie tlie iriKnagement' Has held the
cine-end in ViewVrihitiely to aciWHiu-
liite iw'eaViied Surplus eqUal to'its
pald'capltKl. This gdl tilis ach
ed on January 1, Ml, 'and'cele-
bra'te the eVtlht. the'Rank' entertain
ed It's dfficers ailU cleVks1t' d inner
at the Maui Hb'tel. 'Dinner was'
"served at SVclock, 'thd'mily "officer
h6t present'being President', Mr.
H. C66ke tit Hbholulu. 'Mr.
Wadsworth Was master Hi "ceremo
nies, and in well chosen w6rds, ' he
gavoa shOft 'histdrv Of the '"Bank
'from its organization by 'Mr.. C.D.
LUfkin iii 1901 to 'the present time.
He spoke of the 'difficulties encount
ered ahd'of the general feeimg't'hat
such an undertaking 'could not' bo
successful. Frofm'the becihriinB to
tlie Present 'time the Batik
continuous march onward'. Looking
to the' time wnen there was no 'bank,
he said, I wonder liow" we iffanaged
to do business, Sure1yit has' 'de
monstrated its usefulness arid1 liaa
been a boon to thecommUmtyl'Mr.
Caso was in fine spirits and enter
tained the compimywith many an
amusing 'anecdote The 'only fftfult
he had to find was 'that the toeet-
ings of directors Svero not 'frequent
enough . He was assured this would
he remedied and iramediatelyi tfell
to'onth6 $35,000 pig.
Mr. Lufkin, the' CashieV Ja'nd
Manager 'of the Bank fro'nY its oVgan
ization, refused to' accept 'full credit
for' tho present salisfactdry condition
and was strong in his' praise Wthe
directors as well as the o'ther'tifficera
and tho clerks. He believed that
no institution ever enjoyed thb ser
vice of more enthusiastic or-ddyal
officers arid clerks, and to their
efforts and honesty of purpose. was
due the signal success of the -Bank.
Mr. Garcia, for years First Assist
ant; spoke of his early struggle,1, in
school anu his hrst experience' in
business. He hailed with 'satisfac
tion the day- he accepted a position
with the then only Bank oruMaui.
Enthusiastic cheers greeted the ap
pearance of the roast pig wlth'the
significant figure 35,000 bristling
from his fat brown back.
.1' i I' Id 1.1 1 1
recently. A coroner was called in,
b'U't decided an ih'ojuest tinhecessary.
Daly's lobKesffiielit' WaS witK Austin
Gibbons lof Paterson N, J.', in New.
Orleans, -Daly being .knocked outm
the thirty-first round.
Billy Papke, who claims the mid
dleweight championship of the
world, recently lost to DavO' Smith,
the AiistrAUan middle weight 'cham
pion, on a foul in tho tenth round.
Smith led the'fight throughout.
Jack Rowan, the nilcHor tmdel
to Philadelphia' iri the latest Cincin
nati deal, will, should past perfor
mances count for anything, be a
wonder when it comes to pitching
for the Philadelphia team. Rowan
has never lost a game on "the Phila
delphia grounds sinco ho entered
the big league, and this is looked
uptin by ball players as an omen of
good forthe Quaker team.
Hal Chase, manager of tho New
York American leaguo baseball club,
announced that Harry Wolter, right
fielder Of tho Highlanders last sea
son, is hdt for sale. Wolter is a
neither Oakland, to whom ho' Ymdm,
beeii reported traded, nor any othV,a"y
r1lil ivill I.I. ..1.1.. to I.,.., ... t.,l.' ' J
him. Chase js spending .a. i42
with relatives in' San Jr'. OF R 0
1 -i m ,