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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, APRIL 15. 1905
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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SATURDAY, .... APRIL 15, 1905
Watanabe Bound Over
The case of Watanabe, the Japan
ese from Puunene who was charged
with assault with a weapon obviously
and Imminently dangerous to life,
viz: Stabbing a fellow countryman
in the base of the neck with a pocket
knife, came upon for trial in the Dis
trict Court Thursday, D. H. Case
defending. Jukge McCay after hear
ing the evidence bound Watanabe
over to the Grand Jury.
Japanese Engaged For Panama
JS5 One of the Honolulu papers of April 8th comes out with a
rumor to the effect that a bill will be introduced making Kona the
seat of the proposed agricultural school, thus depriving Lahaina
luna of its long-looked-for assistance. The News believes that
such a bill would meet with instant defeat by Senators and Repre
sentatives alike. Lahaina is too old an institution and has demon
strated too thoroughly the need of an agricultural college on Maui
to warrant any Senator or Representative from Maui even enter
taining for a single instant the taking away of an appropriation
which will retard the progress made by this valuable institution.
Miss Baird and the Kona Orphanage are certainly deserving of
financial aid, as Kona has demonstrated likewise the value of a
practical education of its scholars in diversified industries, and
has been successful in being partially able to support itself. If
there is a movement on foot to establish and appropriate money
for agricultural schools or colleges, let the money be divided in
such.proporuions as will benefit both institutions. It will not be a
reflection or a detriment to have an agricultural department in
some school on each island or even in more than one district of an
island where results have proven che school worthy of encourage'
Si S3 a
JS The users of citv water in Wailuku and Kahului have Mrs.
V. H. Field to thank that there has not been an epidemic similar,
or perhaps woise than that one which has just occurred at Pele
kunu, Molokai. The Japanese, whose ideas of sanitation are some
what different from, those of inhabitants of the Occident, have beei;
annoved by the mongoose catching their chickens In retaliation
they have set traps fur this pestiferous rodent, roasted them and
tarown the bodies into Wailuku stream. Others have also been in
the habit of shooting wildcats and disposing of the carcass in the
same maimer. That this is a fact can be vouched for by people
living lower down the valley, who at various times have com
plained of finding the dead animals in the water used by them.
Mrs. Field learning of this expostulated ard threatened, uutil fin
ally it became necessary to complain to the police. By ber.untir
ing efforts in this matter she has eventually stopped not only a
nuisance, but a habit which would menace the health of a very
populous community. This is a matter which should not rest
here, but be taken up by the Health department.
Jacob Coerper, who at onetime was as active in small fruit and
vegetable farming as the late Franz Backholtz, is authority for the
statement that the mongoose is responsible for the appearance of
destructive bugs and leaf hoppers. He claims that the mongoose
has destroyed the natural enemies of these insects the lizard.
The Kona district in 1880, says Mr. Coerper, was well stocked with
lizards and all kinds of fruits ; that the lizard kept the leaf hopper
so well in check as to be of little or any trouble. Tne mongoose
was brought here to destroy the field rat, but in late years has
shown a preference for the eggs of chickens, turkeys, pheasants,
plover and even for the birds themselves. The suggestion of
Mr. Coerper to import afresh supply of reptiles of the lizard fami'y
and insectivorous birds should, with a -small bounty for the brush
of the mongoose, reap the result desired by the planters, and at
the same time permit of the re-inhabitating in the islands of birds
of song and plumage as well as those sought ss game.
8 6 Rf
$3i Cipriano Castro, President of the Venezuelan Republic stands
in danger of bringing that country iuto war. not oniy with Uncle
Sam, but with several other European countries. Venezeula
through the crazy or foolhardy acts of its president, has gotten
into an imbroglio with the United States over the asphalt conces
sions; with France over the vested rights of a cable company
chiefly owned by French citizens; with Italy over secure of mines
underlease to Italian subjects, and with Holland, who threatens
all kinds of vengeance if five Dutch sailors are not released from
prison where, it is alleged, they have been unjustly detained for
seven mouths. England, Germany aud Belgium are also in the
running witn old grievances which are in process of settlement
" Whom the (war) gods wish to destroy they first make mad."
J? Wireless messages indicate that Rozdjestvensky, the "Hang-
backsky" as tbe Detroit Press dubs him, is about to meet Togo in
battle array. If this happens along the Philippine coast he will
probably last long enough to seud the Czar a " Philopen(a)e which
will be one more on Russia.
If the Governor is convinced that the pres
eut County bill would be a detriment to the
Territory, there is nothing in his pledges to
keep him from vetoing it.-Ad vertiser, Apr. 11.
Very true. But as the time is past in which a new County
bill could be drawn before trie expiration of the Session, and
as the Governor has committed himself as being favorable to
county government, and furthermore the Republican party made
a pledge to the voters during the last campaign that if its candi
dates were elected the party would worif for county government,
it behooves the party, as well as the Governor, to see that the
county bill, even if it is not the bill desired, becomes a law
A wireless received since the above was written says that the
St natois and Representatives have stood by their promise to the
j i - i-Ie, and passed tlv County bill over tne Governor's veto
Hawaiian Coffee Waking It Way
Honolulu, April U.-An authori
zation to the Panama Canal Com
mission to recruit Japanese labor
in Hawaii for work on the canal
was knocked out by a cable sent
last week by Governor Carter to
Washington. The matter first be
came generally public here through
the following Associated Press dis
patch of last Sunday : "Secretary
Taft has replied to the protest of
Governor Carter of Hawaii saying
that the United States Govern
ment will not take Japanese from
Hawaii to work on the Panama
The action of Governor Carter is
said to have been due to a report
received here by cable that the
commission was about to secure
authorization to send to Hawaii
for laborers to work on the canal.
It was the intention of the com
mission, it is stated, to offer a
slightly higher rate of wages than
that generally paid here. Carter
cabled to Taft a protest against
Hawaii being subjected to the but
ting in of the canal commission
in this way, and the protest ap
pears to have had immediate
Honolulu, April 11. Hawaiian
coffee is gradually making fof it
self potential focuses of advertis
ing its merits on the mainland.
President Roosevelt's using it on
the White House table is the most
notable instance of this fact, but
there are other and only slightly
less influential boomers of Hawaii
an coffee whose enlistment has
been less factitious than that of
When Joseph G. Pratt, Hono
lulu's postmaster elect, was in
Chicago on his recent travels he
had occasion to call on Mr. Wil
liams, U. S. Sub-Treasnrer in that
city. In conversation Mr. Wil
liams stated that Hawaiian coffee
had become such a necessity of life
in his household that he secures a
yearly supply of six bags of the
Kona product, lie had been using
the Hawaiian coffee now for
several years. It was first recom
mended to his wife by a lady
friend who had become enamored
of the article while on a visit to
Notes From Wailuku School.
School opened on April 10th, after
ten days of vacation. The atten
dance is larger than it usually is the
George Stratemyer is working at
home with his father.
Dennet Sniffin is at home in Kula,
nursing a sore foot.
The water-color class has been or
ganized, and meets once a week for
the present in the principal's room.
A few of the more ambitious boys
are taking up the "study of geometry
The High School pupils have or
ganized a debating society. It meets
on alternate Thursday afternoons in
the principal's room.
The chapel exercises on Friday
were in memory of our Schoolmate,
Helen Wallace, who was drowned a
Emily Bal, Helen Alo, Matilda
Cockett and Mr. Copeland attended
the funeral of Helen Wallace at
Waihee last Sundav.
Dolly "He's one of those men who
won't take no for an answer."
Madge What are you going to do?"
Dolly "Why, tell him yes. "-Town
Bananas and Pineapples.
Bananas, per bunch, Hawaiian, $1.
12 00; Bluetields, $1 502 50; Pine-
apples, per doz. Hawaiian Nomi- ;
nal. Per box Oranges, Navels, i
fancy, $1 502 00 choice, $11 60;
standard, 75c(Sl 15 as to size; Seed-
ings, $ltl 25 Lemons, $12 50; I
Limes, 4.00t4 50.
New York, March 29. Coffee fu- i
tures closed steady at unchanged j
prices to a decline of 5 points. Sales,
36,500 bags, including: May, 6.55c;
July, 6.70c; September, 6.95c; Octtu
ber, 7c; December, 7.15c; January '
7.20c7.25c; February, 7.25. Ny-
San Francisco March 30. Guate
mala and Mexican, prime to lancy
washed, Iljl4c; strictly good
washed, 10Jllc; inferior fair,
6J10c; good to prime washed and
unwashed Peaberry. 9illjcj good
to superior unwashed, 8i91c; Ha
waiian prime to fancy, 1214c; fair
to good, 10lljc; Peaberr.y 11
"I want to look at a cheap sll'ate,"
said the man at the door of the lard
"Very sorry," said the hobo wbo(
had just been turned down and who
was leaving the store," but the boss
just stepped out."-Yonkers Statesman.
A Lobor-Saving Machine
iVm mill is t be tirst to install a
nuiiiinoth ;.of r trip hummer, and
o!ack smith Dun feels very much
elutt-u over this valuable addition to
This hammer is an enormous labor
saver of time ami lielp as it does
a day's work of two or three men,
in a few minutes' time
Puunt ne mill has almost a Dupli
cate of the one at Paia, except that
it is fitted to run by direct steam
power, while the latter is connected
by belting to ihe main shafting.
Narrowly Escaped Burning.
Superintendent C. E. Copeland had
a rathor exciting time last week and
one which he does not care to ex
He aud Mrs. Copelur.d r"de over to
Waihee in the automobile, and leav
ing the machine in Mr. Christiansou's
yard, attended the funeral service of
Mrs. Wallace and daughttr.
On his retnrn from the services
Mr. Copeland opened the valve to
steam up, when a volume of flame
burst forth, singing hisejebrowsand
The tire eventually burned itself out
after damagbg tfce paint which will
require a new coating throughout.
Fortunately none of the working
parts were injuired.
Inquisitively Japanese had meddled
with the machine 'luring Mr. Cope
land's absence and had wrought the
Every inch one pushes off beyond
the normal distance of twelve inches,
after eye failure begins, means an
inch of danger.
Ninety-nine .persons out of a hun
dred may do it safely; you may be the
one who can't.
Those having the best eyes when
old age ennes will be those who heed
the first cail for help.
Eyes Examined; Glasses fitted.
A. IN. SANFORD,
BOSTON BUILDING, HONOLULU
Over May & Co.
J , I III I II ! n 1 1 1 1 j
There is not another smoke on earth to equal the
Gunst-Eakin Cigar Co., SI'.Th.
Sfime Efable-'3(ciliiiliii Stailroad Company
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Wailuku Paia Pas Pas. Freight j Fheiuiit Fbkioht Pah. i Pas. KAHrni -Piunene F & P F & P
A.M. A.M. A. M. j A. M j I'. M. P.M. ' P.M. j A.M. P.M.
Kahului Leave 7.00 8.42 i 1 45 i 2.tm 3.45 : Kahului Leave 6.20 1.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 8.54 ; 12.00 i 1 12 3.57 I Puuuene Arrive 6.35 1.35.
Wailuku Leave 7.20 9.05 ' ! 12.25 2 20 j 4.03 j Puunene Leave (J.40 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.32 9.17 j 12.40 2 i 4 15 i Kahului Arrive 6.55 1.55
Kahului Leave 7.35 9 lo ! 2.35 i j Kahului Leave 8.00 3.05
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 55 ; 2 47 j ! Puunene Arrive 8.15 3.20
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.10 i 2 .50 i ; Puunene Leave 8.20 3.25
Paia Arrive 8.02 10.25 3 07 i , Kahului Arrive 8.35 3.40
Paia Leave 8.12 10.55 3 12 i i
Sp'ville Arrive 8.24 11.10 3.24 j
Sp'ville Leave 8.27 11 20 3.2S j
Kahului Arrive 8.37 11.35 3.38 j
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Kahului Railroad Company
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Ltd. ; ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Line of Sailing Vessels Between
San Francisco aud the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.;
WILDER'S STEAMSHIP CO.
Importers and Dealers In
NORWEST and REDWOOD LLWlBEtt iu all sizos rough and surfaced. SASH. DOORS aud BLINDS
in Cedar and Redwood. GEDA'.t MOULDINGS and INSIDE FINISHING LUMBER, also a full Lne o
CORRUGATED IRON, GALVa KZED (ROM, ZINC G LVANIZED IRON PIPE. COAL TAR.
CEMENT, OILS a id PAINTS, FKXCJi WIRE and STAPI.Eo: NAILS PITCH, OAKUM. Etc. Etc.