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is Best for the News
If you wish Prosperity
Advertise in the News
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 30, 19U
THE CHINA EGG.
The Collector of Internal Revenue Will
Enforce the Law.
Even Burglary Can Be Explained Away
When Baseball Is the Theme.
It was tho great nationnl game
that exonerated George Alfred Brigga
of burglary. Everything was against
him and had ho been tr'ed by an
English or a French judge ten years
"solitary" or transportation"for life
undoubtedly would have been his
Fortunately for George he was
born in a land where the diamonds
in the jewelers' windows are not the
only diamonds in high esteem ; for
tunately for him he was tried by a
magistrate who had more than once
felt the tingle along the Bpino that
follows when a newsboy on tho
bleachers shrieks, "Spike him on
the back, Smithy, old soxl" Yes,
many a whitewashed diamond
sparkling in Saturday afternoon sun
shine was responsible for 'George
His face was swarthy and the
muscles bulged under iiis blue serge
coat. Ho gazed shamefacedly at
Judgo Weller when Peter Olsen of
Twelfth avenue South was being
sworn as complaining witness.
"Ho stole my turkey," testified
Olsen. "It was a big one and we
had to go without our Thanksgiving
"H-uuip. This is rather serious,"
remarked Judge Weller.
"I found him in a saloon with
the turkoy in his hand," added the
.. arresting officer, who brough as evi
dence the turkey itself in a gunny
sack. x "It seems to bo a clear case," ob
served Judge Weller.
"I want to make a statement 1"
"I warn you whatever you say
. will bo used against you in a higher
court," tho Judge reminded him
"I don't care what's done with
it." cried Briggs desperately. It's
, truo and I don't care what it does."
"Very well, go ahead then."
"In tho first place I play third
base in our team," began Briggs.
"Don't give the history of your
life. Tell about the alleged bur
glary. Time is short," interrupted
the Judgo impatiently.
"I'vo got to tell it all to explain,
said Briggs. I'vo got a reputation
for catching high balls. I don't let
any get by."
"I see," remarked tho Judgo in
"I'm practicing all the time
Sometimes I'vo jumped nearly five
feet straight up and caught tho ball."
"H-ump," ejaculated the Judge
"Yes, sir. Well, I got out with
some of the boys last Saturday
night aud they got to treating me
well. I started homo anu as i was
passing tho lot owned by Mr.Olsen,
here, his turkey was perching on
top the fence. Just as I got oppo
site to it, it flow over my head and
then tho old jump got into mo and
up I hopped, about four feet, I
cTiiPHs. and. as hick would have it.
D " 1 1 r
caught the bird by tho neck. When
I landed it broke the turkoy's neck
! I didn't think I cduld do it, but '.
did and and then .1 forgot it be
longed to Mr. Olson I was so stuck
on' myself for making tho high catch
that I had to go back and tell the
boys. I had just stuod treat for the
house when tho officl'r camo in and
pinched mo." i
"How far did you say you jump
ed?" asked tho JudfiL "Four feet?
H-ump, that was Ji good catch."
Then clearing his tlAroat and gazing
Dr. Wilcox Enthasiastic Over The
Doctor Wilcox is very enthusiastic
over the Maui rubber situation, be
ing personally interested through tho
experimental work of the substation
in tho Hana rubber district. The
latter is now cooperating with the
rubber, growers in attempting to
raise tho value of tho production
per acre by planting crops between
the trees of the rubber plantation.
"There are some mighty interest
ing result's being attained in rubber
down there, said Doctor Wilcox,
and in the first place they have a
mighty good grade of rubber to
Manager W. A. Anderson of the
Nahiku Rubber Company, after con
siderable experimentation has suc
ceeded in devising a method of tap
ping which is said to be one of tho
best yet introduced in the islands.
By it each laborer is able to gather
five pounds of rubber a day, which
Doctor Wilcox says-is better than is
done on the great Mexican rubber
plantations at present. The device
consists of a method of pricking by
which the sap runs down to the base
of the tree, the workmen gathering
it in the morning at the same time
as the new incisions are made in
other parts of the tree.
Run through two mangles and
through spraying processes which
remove the dirt, it comes out in a
clean white sheet of first grade rub
ber that speaks well for the success
of the Maui plantations.
The central experimental station
in Makiki is now engaged in making
analysis of the Maui rubber, a work
to which little attention has been
The agricultural substation at
Hana is working eagerly on such
crops that can be successfully grown
between tho trees and attention has
been devoted to awa, tobacco, broom
corn, Indian corn, and others.
Bananas do excellently between
the trees, states Doctor Wilcox, but
it wiU be little use introducing them
to the rubber plantations as an ex
tra crop until the United Fruit
Company "gets 'in" to the territory
with its banana carrying facilities
At the present timo there are little
means of transporting the fruit to
Honolulu for reshipment to the
mainland as the inter-island boats
have no conveniences for handling
them and the fruit would, it is
thought; bo shaken to pieces.
New Rock Discovered.
Maui Island, westerly, coast
Rock discovered. A submerged
rock of black lava formation, cover
ed by AVz feet of water at low tide,
has been recently located by tho
lighthouse tender Kukui about 400
yards 276 truo (W. S. mag.)
from Kanahcna Point Light in
rango with Pirooo Dome Crater,
distinct sharp cono. There aro 5
fathoms of water less than 8 feet
distant from the 4j-foot spot.
Mr. Hugh Howell was a returning
passenger by Saturday morning's
Kinau, which took the Claudino
run, whilo tho latter was laid off for
sternly at Briggs he asked : Aro
you willing to pay for this turkey to
Olsen? Very well. Caso dismissed.
By the way when does your team
play? Next Sunday at tho Park?
Thank you. Mr. Bailiff, get Mr,
Briggs his hat."
Efforts For Peace.
PEKIN.Dec.29. Yuen Shi Kai
of the armistice. He has a plan
NANKING, Dec. 29. Dr. Sun
elected president of tho Republic
SHANGHAI, Dec. 29. The
withdrawn this morning.
LONDON, Dec. 29. The Persian government has apologized to
Consul Smart, who was wounded in
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 28.
the military prison at Santiago.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28. Fourteen
fuse have been found under the Tees bridge.
MONILLA, Morocco, Dec. 28. The Spanish army which was ad
vancinfe has been repulsed by the tiihesmen, and thirty-seven Span
iards killed, and many wounded.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Richard Crocker and son are defendants
in a suit brought by J. J. Green for
tions. Mrs. Greene is a daughter
BERLIN, Dec. 28. Fifty aro
result of wholesale poisoning.
HONOLULU, Dec. 29. The banana cases have been taken to tho
Seven hundred Spaniards are being brought from quarantine
island today because of lack of funds for feeding them.
Two thousand men from tho fleet will come ashore today for
parade and review.
Tho Helene may be sent as a second steamer with visitors to tho
volcano on Saturday.
It is reported that the crater of Mokuaweoweo on Mauna Loa is
active. The glow has been seen for threo nights.'
Tho lava at Kilauea dropped six feet latt night, but is rising
again roday. '
Mr. J. Miguel is harvesting a fino
crop of potatoes.
The farmers have been selling
corn at 81.20 per cental until Mr.
S. T. Starrett arrived here to buy a!
large quantity. When the stranger
enquired as to the prico of corn, tho
farmers concluded that thero must
bo a shortage of corn on tho coast,
and immediately raised tho price to
Minor in St. Louls-ost-Dispatch.
has asked for two days extention
to propose which he thinks will be
Yet Sen has been unanimously
of China. There were no other
imperial troops garrisoned here, wore
Gen.Rnyes was yesterday taken to
sticks of dynamite with cap and
tho alienation of his vyife's affec
dead in the municipal shcltor os a
$1.35, and oven at that prico thero
is very little offered for sale. If Mr.
Starrett will do nothing else for Kula
this year, he deserves at least tho
credit for boosting the prico of corn.
Mr. Manuel Rego has bought the
branch store of Cambriha & Co., at
Mr. V. Herron has resigned his
position as manager of the Kula
Sanitorium. It is reported that Mr.
Foster of the same institution will
A vigorous enforcement of tho law
requiring all wholesale liquor deal
ers to send in monthly reports of
their business is to be made by the
internal revenue office, according to
a notice that has just been sent out
to all those interested.
From what can be gathered it ap
pears that the law lias gradually bo"
come to be more honored in tho
breach than in tho observance, and
only a small percentage of tho deal
ers have been forwarding their re
turns. Although no drastic or sweep
ing action is to bo taken right away,
Collector Cottvill. whoso policy is to
enforce the law absolutely impar
tially, intends to see that these re
ports a iv made or else there will bo
trouble. The penalty as provided
for by the Federal statutes is $100
for each case of failure, neglect or
refusal to make these returns.
Following is tho notice that has
been sent out.
"Your attention is respectfully
called to tho provision of law requir
ing monthly reports to' be made by
you as a wholesale liquor dealer.
These reports aro to be made on
forms 52a 52b and 338. If no whole
sale transactions occur during any
month, a report on form 338 is suf'
ficient for said month.
"The law provides severe penal
ties, including fine and imprison
ment, for failure, refusal or neglect
make these on or before the 10th
day of tho month next following
that for which report is mado.
Please give this mattor careful
attention, and regard it as of great
importance, as our duty is to see to
it that the law is strictly observed
in tho matter of these reports.
'This notico is all that can bo
given on this subject. Tho next
thing is tho legal proceedings pro
vided by law. Of course, if you have
been making and 'still continue to
make these reports properly and
within tho timo provided by law, no
embarrassment can come to you,
but if not, you may bo interested to
know that tho law provides, among
other things, a penalty of $100 for
each caso of failure, neglect or re
fusal to make these returns."
Besides this notico thero is an
other that has been sent out to all
corporations reminding them that
they must file returns of the busi
ness done during. 19 11 not later than
March 1st under a penalty ranging
from $1000 to $10,000.
This return must be filed oven if
the corporation has disincoporated
during the year or has only been in
corporated for a part of tho' timo
It must also bo filed even if thero
has been no business done or if
there has been no profit.
The masons held thoir annual in
stallation of officers Wednesday
evening last. Hugh Howell was in
stalled tho new master; W. W
Wcscoatt, Senior Warden; H. D.
Sloggett, Junior Warden; E. It.
Bovins, Senior Deacon; W. A
Clark, Junior Deacon; D,. C. Lind
say, Treasurer; and Ben Williams,
New. Year's services at tho Wai
luku Union Church will bo held on
Sunday night, at tho usual hour, at
the Kindorgarten rooms, i
Men Still Out, And The Railroad
The strike situation is just about
the same as last week. Ewaliko
camo over from Uilo Tuesday, and
has been holding meetings in differ
ent places during tho week. The
men have us yet shown no, disposi
tion to go back to work, and the
railroad has mado no overtures.
The Columbian arrived Wednes
day, and tho loading of the ship
ent along as usual, without any
Hitch whatever. About 4200 tons
of freight was handled, and the dis
patch with which this was done, is
record for Kahului. Men are be
ing hired by tho railroad every day,
and no discrimination is made as to
nationality or affiliations. Mannccr
Williams says the railroad has noth
ing against the men, and if thev
don't want to work, that is their
lookout, and that no discrimination
ill be used against anvo ne. nor
favoritism shown towards any.
What they want is men who aro
willing to hold their end up, bo they
union or otherwise.
There is a strong probability that
some of tho new immigrants will be
sent over to Maui at an early dato,
and this will relievo any. shortago of
labor which may bo apparent at tho
The vestrymen of tho Church of
tho Good Shepherd met recently and
tho following resolution of apprccia-
tion was forwarded to Rev. Dr.
Weymouth : . ,
"At a meeting of tho vestry of
the Church of the Goqd Shepherd,
held at tho rectory in Wailuku yes
terday afternoon, a motion was
unanimously carried expressing tho
high regards of the vestry for your
services at the Church during tho
absence of tho regular rector, Rev.
Wm. Short, in tho States last
month, and as a small token of our
appreciation of your ..services, wo
the undersigned rector, wardens,
treasurer and other members of tho
vestry, desire you to accept tho ac
companying writing desk as a
Christinas gift, though wo appreciate
its inadequacy, in recognition of tho
services rendered, and tho ties of
universal brotherhood existing be
WM. S. SHORT, Rector.
J. N. S. WILLIAMS, Treasurer.
C. D. LUFKIN, Warden.
J. N. K. KEOLA, Clerk.
EDMUND II. HART, Member.
L. M. BALDWIN, Member.
David Ewaliko, tho labor leader
from Hilo, spoko to a largo gathering
of laborers Wednesday night at low
Tho management of tho Paia base
ball team will givo a hum to tho
members of tho team Sunday aftcr-y
Mr. Flizer, the crack first base
man of tho P. A. C. baseball team,
will como to Maui next week to
spend his vacation with Manuel
A meeting of tho labor union will
bo called some timo next week." It
will bo held in the Japaneso theatre.