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r VOLUME XII
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1907
r ? NOTARIES PUBLIC.
THOS. K. PA
agent to orant makuiauk licenses
Agent for the Townscnd Under
taking Co. and for the Honolulu
Mutual Burial Association.
Address: Wailuku, Waiehu,
Maui, T. H.
EDMUND H. HART
NOTAIIV PUULIO, CONVEVANOER AND
Agent to Grant Marriage License
Oflicc, Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
LODGE MAUI, No. 984, A. F. & A. M.
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on the Satur
day night of each month nearest the
full mocn, at 7.30 P. M.
January meeting on the 2Gth.
' Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
D. H. CASE, R W. M.
t. f. Secretary.
It has become a common saying in
Wailuku and other parts of Mali:
If you can not get what you want
in any other store go to the Maui
Drug Store thoy carry everything.
While this statement is as true as
it '.s flattering we would respectfully
suggest that our friends andpati ous
come to us first, thus saving them-
selves the 'trouble of running from
store to store without getting what
MAUI DRUG STORE
V. A. VETLESEN, Prop.
The Bank of Hawaii
Incorporated Ljhder tho Laws of
the Republic of Hawaii.
UNDIVIDED PROFITS .$70,000.00
Chas. M. Cooke. .,. President
P. C. Jones. . . r Vice-President
C. H. Cooke Cashier
C. Hustacc, Assistant Cashier
E. D. Tenney, J. A, McCandlcss,
(1. H. Atherton, E. V. Bishop.
Transact a General Commercial
and Savings Business.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
Clms.M. Cooke, President W. T. Robinson, Vice-President
C. D. Lufkin, Cashier
, R. A. Wadsworth, Director D. II. Case, Director
FIFTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
AT THE' CLOSE' OF BUSINESS DEC. 31, 1900
I3QU9 and Overdrafts f 127, 593.46
U. S. Bonds - 16,500.00
Premium 011 U. S" IJonds 495.00
Other Honds (Quickly con
Casli on hand and due from
Banking House Furniture and
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, f-c '
COUNTY OF MAUI, f
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above is truj to the best of my knowledge and belief.
C. D. LUFKIN, Casiiieii.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 2nd day of January, 1907:
JAS. N. K. KEOLA, Notary Public Sec, Jud. Circuit.
Has Preliminary Hearing on a Charge of Murder
in First Degree and is Discharged
by Judge McKay.
GAMBLERS SUFFER HEAVY PENALTY.
fudge Robinson Sentences Principals to Prison and Imposes
Heavy Money Fines on Sixty-six Offenders.
Held for Manslaughter.
AUEHOOKALANI NOT GUILTY.
George Kaonohi Aucliookani had
his preliminary hearing bjforo Dis
trict Magistrate W. A. McKay on
Friday and Saturday of last week.
He was charged with the killing
of Fred Kcynion of Kahikitnti on
the 10th day of this mouth. The
testimony of Meleana Aikapalaoa
was to the effect that she and the
defendant were in the room togeth
er when the deceased returned
home and as he was angered he
vowed ho would kill both of them
and in vitcd them out to bo killed
by him. On reaching the yard he
picked uj) an ax and struck at her
and missed his mark was seized bv
her and as they were struggling
the defendant drew a revolver and
as he was about to fire she put out
her hand and was shot through the
fore finger and thumb and the
same shot entered the body of Fred
Roymon and caused his death. She
said that the deceased came to his
death about eight or nine o'clock
on the evening of the 10th.
Hugh M. Coko was tho attorney
for the defendent and the first
tiling he did was to examine the
wound in the finger and thumb of
He at once saw that the wounds
were badly powder burned and as
it was claimed tho defendent was
standing in the door at the time of
the shooting while the witness and
Roymon were in the yard ho saw a
chance to break down the testi
mony of the witness and proceeded
to do eo. Taking the revolver in
his hand as one would grasp it in
ordor to prevent another from
shooting him and placing his
thumb over the nnizzlo he asked
the witness if it were not true that
she was holding the revolver in
that position when it was discharg
ed. She admitted that it was but
that the defendent was the person
that was holding it at the time of
the shooting. Proceeding step by
step much of the evidonco was
broken down and as tho County
Capital Stock 35,000.00
Surplus and Profits 16,084.11
Dividends Unpaid 1,400.60
Attorney rested his case on the
testimony of the ono witness the
defence put on four witnesses whose
statements were so evidently true
that tho defendent was in Kaupo
'at tho time of the shooting and so
far away that it was In impossibi
lity for him to have committed the
crime that the defendant was
discharged as soon as the argu
ment wa3 completed by the at
torney for the defendant.
County Attorney D. II. Case
and his Deputy W. F. Crockett
made a most searching cross ex
amination of the witnesses for the
defendant but failed to shake tho
testimony in the least and afto
the case was closed tho County At
torney, being convinced of tho in
nocenso of tho defendant, declined
to make any argument but left the
matter entirely with tho Court.
Mr. Coke has not been in active
practice for some time and as. a re
sult of his success in this case, he
was the recipient of many congra-.
JUDGE ROBINSON SOAKED THE
The Star says Judge Robinson
"soaked" the grand jury gamblers
this morning whenthe sixty-seven
convicted defendants came up for
sentence. Tho crowd were lined
up about tho little court room.
They occupied, seats in the jury
box and along the spectators ben
ches on the Waikiki and mauka
hides of tho room. Judge Gear
who was present as associate coun
sel in another case, added facc
tiousness to tho occasion, by rising
when the first twelve Chinese
defendants had been called, and
seated in the jury box, by an
nouncing that "he accepted tho
jury as it stood."
A. F. Judd wns present to re
present tho defendants in tho ab
sence of R. V. Brcckons and C. F.
Hemenway tho regular counsel,
Judd announced that he had noth
ing to say in behalf of tho defen
dants, previous to the passing of
sentence. Deputy Attorney Gene
ral M. F. Prosser spoko on behalf
of the Territory. Ho urged tho
court to impose tho limit of sen
tence for it was about tho first
chanco that had presented itsolf to
the court, to inflict a "body bl6v"
on professional gambling. Ho
wanted thoso defendants who wero
shown to have participated in con
ducting tho gambling game where
tho defendants had been arrested,
to get heavy sonlences of imprison
ment. Prosser contended that tho
limit of fines should bo imposed on
the majority as tho men who con
ducted tho gambling game would
pay tho lines.
Judgo Robinson roported that
thero was nothing beforo the court
to indicate any such thing. The
court expressed tho belief that the
fino of $25 and costs which had
been imposed in the lower court,
had been excessive. Tljo lower
court should have fined the defen
dants 810 and costs giving the
higher court latitude in which to
increase the fine if it wore thought
necessary, to administer a rebuke
to the institution of trivial appeals.
The court however fined the defen
dants with two exceptions, 25 and
$2.50 costs of court each. The
fines in the lower court had been
$25 and $1 costs each.
Ah Wai and Shing Tai who had
been proved to have been conduct
ing the came7wcre given sentences
of six months imprisonment at
hard labor, each. Ah Wai had
been sentenced to 1 month by the
lower court and the other defen
dant was not then givon any im
prisonment. Ah Chee who had
been sentenced to 2 weeks and $1
costs did not suffer in the higher
court, as his case had been nolle
prosscd because he turned stales
The usual statutory exception
was noted,, as was notice of motion
for a new trial, in behalf of tho de
HELD FOII MANSLAUGHTER.
Meleana Auchookalani of Ka
naio was held by tho District
Magistrate on Wednesday to ap
pear before the Grand Jury on a
charge of manslaughter in connec
tion with the death of Fred Rey
mon who came to violent death
at the home of the defendant on
the night of January 10th. ,
Tho hearing took all of Monday
and part of Tuesday and while it
is more than probable that if the
defendant', had made a frank and
open statement of he .affair at tho
coroners inquest she would not
have even been arrested it it equal
ly certain that she will not be con
victed on the charge that she now
Many of the people connected
with the case are of the old class of
the Hawaiian race who seldom see
strangers, are extremely ignorant
and on being brought beforo a
court are so frightened that thoy
do not fully realize what they say
nor what they do and knowing that
a violent death had taken place
and fearing arrest for no fault of
theirs thoy made so, many conflict
ing statonunta that one of them is
now in jail instead of enjoying her
It is extremely unfortunate for
all concerned that the County At
torney was not notified at once of
the suspicion of foul play and been
in a position to take charge of the
case at once. Ho would probably
liavo gotten at tho bottom of the
case at the inquest and saved the
County much money and the wit
nesses much inconvenience and the
disgraco some of them suffer by
having to admit tho falseness of
part of their testimony.
Tho defendant was represented
by Hugh M. Coko who decided it
was best to put on no witnesses be
foro the Court but to allow the case
to go to tho jury.
A LIVELY RUNAWAY.
Monday evening, about six
o'clock, a team of horses harnessed
to a delivery wagon, was seen gal
loping at a furious rato down the
Iao Valley road on the Main street
and continued in its mad run on
toward Kahului, but was stopped
near tho slaughter house.
Tho wagon and horses belong to
A. Knos' storo and had started lato
in tho afternoon with 11 load of
goods to some customers in Iao
Valloy. From what can be learned
it appears that tho horses started
beforo tjio driver could got hold of
tho lines. Down came the horses
and tho drivor, Joe Frias, chasing
Action of United States in Dealing with the
School Question Improves Faith in
Friendship with Japan.
PORTLAND LINE TO RESUME BUSINESS;
Shipping between Portland and Honolulu will soon be in
Operation Japanese Training Squadron- Expected
To-day. Honduras Lottery is Pau.
(SPECIAL TO Tlin MAUI NEWS.) f
Sugar, 3.585. Beets, 8s. 7cl.
. TOKID, Feb. 1 Proceedings in the California School troublo are
welcomed here as proving the firmness of friendships between Japan
and the United States.
HONOLULU, Feb. 1 Ca'pt. Matson -says Portland.shipping line
will resume business. Japanese squadron due here tomorrow. .
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 Tho
Louisiana lottery, has been suspended.
YASNIA, RUSSIA, Feb. 1 Tolstoi is better.
WASHINGTON, D. C. January 29-The Senate has passed tho fortt- .
fication bill. Senator Perkins of California secured an increase of $100,000,
for Hawaii, making a total of $200,000.
AMSTERDAM, January 20 There is a serious revolt in tho Kedivi
province of Java. Many Dutch have been killed.
NEWCIWANG, January 29-Thero is an outbreak of plague at this
SACRAMENTO, January 29Tho Senate today adopted a resolution
protesting at the interference of the Federal government iu the Japanese
school question in San Francisco. s
STOCKHOLM, January 29 Tolstoi the great Russian novelist, and
social reformer is dying.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 29 Tho Interstate Commerce Commission .
is devoting its inquiries to the merger of tho Harnman lines. '
LONDON, January 29-Governor Swettcnham has withdrawn hiV re-- '
situation. In a letter to Davis he expressed regret at his action demand
ing the withdrawal of American troops from Jamaica when they were there,
to give aid. The incident h clos'ed.
WASHINGTON, January 29. Socretary of War Taft has asked the
Senate committeo to appropriate three hundred and fifty thousand dollars
for fortifications for Hawaii in addition to tho two hundred and sixty thou
sand dollars now available.
COLON, Panama, January'29. Two hundred West Indian laborers
are quatantined here, smallpox having broked out among them.
SYDNEY, January 29. Eleven cases of bubonic plague haw been re.
ported by the health authorities here.
LIMA, January 29. An outbreak of bubonic plague at this port is
CHICAGO, III., January 29, The Allis-Chalmers company, manufac
turers, havu been fined flOOU for a breach of the immigration law, having
been convicted of importing English workmen under contract.
SALONICA, Turkey, January 29. Two houses filled with people wero
burned kere yesterday, the buildings having been set on firo by Greeks,
BERLIN, January 28. Emperor William celebrated his fortyeighth
birthday yesterday by issuing an ordinance waiving tho penalties in .all ;
prosecutions for lese-majeste iu which tho offenders arciguorant of the
ROME, January 2S. A Te Deum was sung by ordor of tho Rope yes
terday in honor of the Kaiser, who is tho first Potestant monarch to have '
ever received this attention.
I5ERLIN, January 28. The American and German representatives
who havo been in conference regarding a tariff arrangement botweon tho
two countries havo reached a basis upon which a treaty may bo drawn
subject to the approval of President Roosevelt and tho Kaiser. '
COLOMBO, Coylou, January 28. Tho S. S. Soldlltz arrived yesterday '
at Point do Galles with her cargo on fire. Her passengers and mail havo
been rescued by the British cruiser Diadem.
WASHINGTON, January 28. Tho contracts for work on tho Panama
canal coustruction are awarded to W. D. Oliver.
BERLIN, January 20 Tho election returns show 'a victory for tho
government by twenty seats. Tho Socialists will return to the Reichstag
with a loss of elghtcon members.
BELFAST, Ireland, January 20 By a vote of S35.000 to UO.00O tho
Laborites rejected the amendments to their party constitution embodying
in it socialistic doctrines.
TOULON, January 20 Fire at the government depots yesterday did
damagn to the amount of two hundred thousand dollars. Twenty persona
GRODNO, Russia, January 2G In a riot hero yesterday five police
men and a prison keeper were killed by tho terrorists. Tho riot was finally
suppressed by the police.
after, until, ho foil uueenseious
near tho reservoir, whoro he was
found a short while aftor by police
officer Clem Crowell. He soon re
covered consciousness as it was on
ly a fright and ho was not hurt at
Honduras lottery, successors to tho
Luckily for all concerned thero
wore no children on tho streets.
Tho horsoa wero brought buck
somewhat tired from tho run, ' and
that apparently is all they "suffer
ed. There was no damage done" to
harness or wagon,