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Today! is St. Valentine's dav.
The legislature meets next Wed
nesday; Thrf members of Puunene Club tfive
an invitation social tonight.
With this issue the News begins
No. 1 of Vol. 7. Three years oiU to
day. Look for complete programme of
the K. of P. concert in next week's
- Send your job priming to tiie News
Job Office. Satisfactory results and
Now is the light time to subscribe
for the Maui News, beginning wilt)
its new year. s
Road overseer J. Kini Kuaa gave
to house win ming luau on Wednesday,
at his new residence.
The back of the prevailing Ktoniis
Hee'ms to be broken and Wailuku has
had fair weather this week.
The Hamukuapoko Store received
!its expected shipineut of ladies'
summer dress goods by last week's
f A UeitUllIUl SllC IIU UCCU Kictreu
,'for our new school house, and it is
" 'hoped that negotiations may be coin,
dieted to secure it.
A feeble semblance ot dengue has
appeared in Wailuku but the climate
is too delightful here to permit of its
getting a good grip on our citizens.
First diss, merchantable lumber
Jor sale ou the beach, at $22.01) per
M., spot cash. Apply to
. CYRUS T.GREEN
'jDhe Japanese are overdoiug the
UttUli 'UU01UC03 111 . T auw . .
cut prices so low that a number of
them; are abandoning the business.
Tickets for the concert are selling
rapidly and those desiring good seats
would do well to telephone for them
f at once. Free trains from Paia and
j Puunene. .
Much dl the dense, overhanging
foliage has been cut away along our
principal streets, which gives the
town a cleaner and more healthful
' The Executive Committee of the
' Republican District Club of Maui met
at Kahului on Thursday morning to
discuss the proposed county bill and
; other matters. '
U I Taro growers are interested in the
1 "By Authority" published in this is
sue of the News relative to supplying
poi to the leper settlement during
jhe next two years.
- A dollar for the round trip includ
.' ing a free luau in Iao Valley- is of-
fered by tiie Bisrnark Stables to
' morrow from 11 to 4. Buy your
tickets at the Stables. ,
' The Y.7eekly Bulletin is publishing
the Maui Delinquent Tax List, the
News not having even been given an
-opportunity to bid for the work.
What is a county paper for, any
way? Dr. George S. Aiken dentist, will
be in Puunene on Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday till noon;
where he will be pleased to meet
those needing his professional ser-
' Tuesday night was one of the cold
est on record At Wailuku the ther
mometer going down to 56 degrees.
This will sound like a joke on the
mainland but it was a cold, shivery
fact on MauL
, Tt .TheJ republican pcecioct club o
Wailuku Prccuict adjourned the
meeting at the court house last night
ealid to consider the provisions .of
th proposed county government bill,
till next Monday night.
Two elegant and substantial deliv
ery wagons haodsoraely lettered,
were received' from ' Honolulu this
week for the use of tb Kahlkinui
Meat Market, which opens tor busi
ness on Market straet tomorrow
1 ' Some provisions should ,' be' made
for the indexing and safekeeping rtf
the probate rocords of the Second
Circuit. Court At present they lie
K around in open pigeon holes,, and a
courthouse tire would cause at lrrep
afahleloss. FOR .SALE.
An excellent piano, as good as new,
an elegAt phaeton apd giod, strong'
reliable hoyse, a qed-roont, fining,
room set. etc. etc. Apply to
V, A. Vitlesex.
At Wailuku Court House.
In response to u published call,
there wan u large utid enthusiastic
meeting of the citizens of Wailuku
at the Court house last Monday even
ing, fur tl:e purpose of discussing the
needs of Wailuku District and tak
ing steps to memorialize the author
ities and the legislature concerning
the needs of the District.
Senator S. E. lvalue was called to
the chair, and Judge McKay was
chosen secretary. Attorney Aluli
kindly consenting to act as inter
preter. Tiie objects for which the
meeting was called were briefly re
hearsed O.v the chairman, particular
stiess being hud on the neds of Wai
luku (or a new school site, improve
ments aud extensions to the water
works system, improvement of our
roans and streets, notably tne road
to Kibei and the road from Kahului
towards Spreckelsviile, the necessity
foi a road up Iau Valley, an expres
sion of opinion of the county seat and
circuit court at Wailuku and other
l'ue matter of the school site was
takvn. up tiist, and Judge McKay
stated that the school department
owns three lots in tne vicinity ofSVai-
luku, iifitner of which is available for
a school site, but that they could be
exchanged for a very desirable site
ou the inauUa side of High street op
posite tlia residence of Mr. George
Hons. Further discussion by Messrs
Keola, Lufkiu and others followed,
aud the meeting decided that it was
highly desirable that the proposed
site be secured in exchange for the
outside land. A committee appoint
ed by the Ciair, consisting r.f Messrs,
BalQvviu, Lufkin and Keola were se
lected and authorized to take active
steps' at once in the matter.
The matter of water works was
taken up next, aud Supt. Bal made
a detailed statement of the condition
and needs of this department, and
R. A. Wadsworth pointed out the se
rious need of extending the system
hy addiug.pipe from the Wailuku
Depot along East Main street at
least as far as the residences extend,
so as to supply the large number ot
residents in the lower, end of town
witn water, There was perfect una
nimity of sentiment in the matter,
which was referred to a committee
of seven to be appointed by the
Road matters were next taken up
and thoroughly discussed, and many
of the serious needs of the district
were referred lo the committee for
action. Several residents of Kahului
were present as active and interest
ed participants in the meeting, and
one of them made a very good point
that at least one member of the road
board shou'.d be a resident of Kahu
lui. The matter of a road up Iao
Valley was earnestly and enthusias
tically discussed. Judge McKay sug
gested the advisability of making a
road from High street to the eur
trance to the valley, which would cut
out the heavy grade now encounter
ed at the resevoir. This he sug
gested could bo done easily and
cheaply by simply extending Vine
yard street along the mauka side of
the cemetery and along the ditch on
an almost level grade, save a' small
rise from the end of Vineyurd street
to the ditch. The matter of obtain
ing an appropriation for this road
was referred to the committee.
The matter of insufficient street
iiuhts iu Wailuku was called by Mr,
P. E, Lamar, who pointed out many
places which need lames, and be
moved to refer; the matter to the
committee for action, which was car
Mr. Keola suggested the propriety
of asking for. an appropriation for
suitable public buildings in Wailuku,
and this also was referred to the
With reference to the establish
ment of the county saat at Wailuku,
the committee were instructed to
prpare a special report, pointing
out tha raasons wby wailuku is thi
most SU1(LUIU piuue,
No other matters coming up for
discussion, on motion of Mr. Keola. a
committee of ceven were appointed
by the chair, to whom all matters
decided upon in the meeting were re
ferred for prompt action, save the
matter of the achooi site which was
left in the hands of the original com
mittee. The committee of seven ap
pointed were Mr. J. N. Keola, Sher-
ifi L. M. Baldwio, Judge W. A. Mc
Kay, Mr. U. D. Lufkin, Mr. J. K
Kaaa. Mr. T. F. Church and Mr. J.
J. Walsh, who met at K. of P. Hall
on Tuesday evening and took up the
vrk la dfttai), .
Wiiufl.JOteof thankj...t4 Senator
Kaiue-.SacretaryJHcivay ana inter
ureter Aluli for their services, the
meeting adjourned- x
LnhaifMi Heard From.
Matt. McCann, the genial and jolly
Boniface, who runs the leading hotel
at Lahaina, rousts the News in
Wednesday's Advertiser, for sup
porting the claims of Wailuku to the
The article opens with the start
ing statement that "Lahaina has
not laid uny claims lo the county
scat up to this date." The writer
either did not mean that, or else he
is not fully advised as to what is do
ing in the matter by some of the peo
ple of Lahaina. He further suggests
that the legislature is intelligent
enough to handle the matter, which
is true enough, for they are in favor
of Wailuku, which will be named as
the county seat, if "'wool is not pulled
over their eyes." If our county gov
ernment were going to be run from
Honolulu by daily steamers, Lahaina
would have a better claim thau Wai
luku, but us a matter of fact we pro
pose to run our own county govern
ment, and as three-fourths of the
wealth, population and legal business
of our county will be in central and
east Maui, and two-thirds of it in
sight of Wailuku, it would be man
ifestly absurd ana unjust to ask the
bulk ot the people to go to the west
ern extremity of the Island to trans
act their county business.
The writer makes the point that
Lahaina is growing, anu this is high
ly gratifying to the News. He fur
ther claims that the Lahaina post
office does a iargei busiuess than the
Wailuku. Both of these statements
are true, but the writer neglects to
mention what is also true, that Wai
luku is growing much faster than
Lahaina, and that the Lahaina post
office does more business than that
of Wailuku, because we have a Na-
ioual Bank at Wailuku which absorbs
much of t! e postoftice business.
True, Lahaina has an excellent and
busy sea-port, and so has San Frau.
Cisco, but bacramento is the capital
of California. So has New York, but
Albany is the capital. So has Savan
nah, but Atlanta is the capital. So
has Chicago, but Springfield is the
capital. It is tne convenience of the
people, and not the excellence of sea
ports that determines the location of
the seat of government.
Geographically considered, Lah
aina is the center of the proposed
countv, but Wailuku is the center of
the wealth, business and population
of the Island, and that should and
must be the controlling factor in
establishing the county seat.
No, Matt, the News has not been
having "suspicious dreams" about
tho location of the county seat lately;
in fact it has indulged in nothing but
rosy dreams ever since Bill White
was elected to 6tay at home. The
people of Maui were "Bill Whited" in
great shape two years ago on the
county seat question, without being
allowed auy voice in the matter, hut
they simply won't stand for any more
Finally the News man challenges the
assertion that he is . malibini to the
true interests ot any part of Maui,
and, to decide the matter, hereby
proposes a one-finger and two-finger
poi eating contest between the writer
and the News man, tho winner to be
decorated with the motto. "Hana
hana, kau kau, pllikla, pau."
A Slight Correction.
Attorney P. N. Kahokuoluna pub
licly stated in Wailuku, one day this
week, that Senators H. P. Baldwin
and C. H, Dickey are in favor of La
haina as the county seat for Maui. On
Thursday moruiog the News inter
viewed Senator Baldwin concerning
the statement, and he authorized
the News to state that it is not true,
and that he is 'for Wailuku as the
couuty seat tit st, last and all the time.
Mr. W, O. Aiken of Paia, who was
present at the interview stated that
it was not true at to Senator Dickey,
whom ho knew by direct communica
tion to be strongly in favor of Wai
luku as tho county seat.
The mothers 'of the Settlement
Kiudergarden children gave the little
tots a luau on the lawn of Kaahu-
manu Church yesterday at noon, At
11.30 the little folks marched to the
church, and spent an hour playing
games and frolicing ou the lawn. At
12.30 they were marched to the
tables, wtwh were bountifully sprtad
with rost pig and nh, poi and other
dainties. It was a rare treat to the
children, and will doubtless remain a
a' pleasant mtniory with many" of
the"ui when they have become grown
Local control of school and health
matters will prove shoaly water in
The citizens of Wailuku are right
up-to-date when it comes to holding
a town meeting.
A minor but valuable suggestion
at tho citizens' meeting was that
Wailuku needs more street lighs.
Marconi wireless telegraphy be
tween Wailuku and Sau Francisco Is
a moral certainty, within the next
Manager Wells states that he i
strongly and enthusiastically iu favor
of Wailuku as the county seat of
According to the Honolulu papers
the proposed county government bill
will resemble a sieve by the time the
caucus get through with it.
Itisrunrored that there will Le
informal dancing at K. of P. Hall
after the concert ou the 21st, with
the novelty of pianola music. .
At least twenty hydrauts, a hose
cart and 1,000 feet of hose in Wai
luku would soon pay for themselves
in reduced fire insurance.
If the payment of the firo claims
moneys continues to move with its
present quiet unhaste, generel pros
perity will not await its arrival.
The people of Wailuku are learning
the value of citizens' meetings, aud
the chances are that such meetings
will become a popular institution.
Roosevelt says he will call an extra
session of copuress. if the nresent
session does not deal with the anti
trust bill. What good would that do,
The temperance people want a
local option law, but the chances are
that the results of a vote ou the ques
tion by precincts would jar them con
It will hustle the United States to
furnish bread stuffs and general sup
plies to toe European powers, if they
get into a mix up on the Turkey
The plague invaded Kahului and
the dengue ravaged Lahaina. but
Wailuku, smiling from her hill tops,
defied them both. Wo never have
nothing that we hadn't ougLt to.
Bookkeeper George O. Cooper of
Hana is hurt and grieved that some
people doubt the statement which he
made to the News about tb sea
serpents and be says he could prove
it if old Bill Jones was still alive.
It was a mistake for the Bulletin
to have dragged the Hawaiian Lodge
of K. of P. into a political discus
sion. This lodge was organized for
benevolent, purposes, and has not so
far taken any part in politics.
There is a clique in Wailuku con
sisting of Judge John W. Kalua,
strongly favoring Lahaina for the
county seat, but there is also another
clique, consisting of every other tax-
payer, voter, man, woman and child
in Wailuku District and on central
Maui, who just as strongly favor
Tender For Hard Poi or Palal.
Office oe the Boaed of Health,
Honolulu, Hawaii, Feb. 5, 1903.
Sealed tenders (in duplicate) for
supplying the Leper Settlement
with Paiat or Hard Poi for a period
of twenty-four months, from July 1st,
1903 to June 30th, 1905, will be re-
ceived at the Office of the Board of
Health until 12 o,clock, noon, March
The Palai to be freshly made and
delivered in good condition, and se
curely packed in ti leaves, and each
bundle of Paiai to weigh 21 lbs. net.
Tenders to be based on the supply
of 1,200 to 2,400 paiai per month, to
be delivered as ordered by the Super
intendent. Supply t6 begin within the first
wiek of July, 1903.
Tenders to state whether contrac
tor will deliver the Paiai f. o. b. on
Steamer, or at Kalaupapa.
The contractor must file a bond
with approved sureties in the sum of
not less than 12,500.00, conditioned
for the faithful performance of the
The tenders On duplicate) should
be endorsed, "Tenders for Paiai." ,
The Board of Health does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any bid.
CHAS. B. COOPER, M. D.
I President Board of Health.
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SURREYS, " " "
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HARNESS $12.00 UP PET SET.
OUR PRICES THE LOWEST,
OUR GRADE THE HIGHEST,
OUR TERMS THE EASIEST.
P. R. ISENBERG, President.
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