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5ce the "By Authority" notices on
the second page of this issue.
Maui was treated to an old fashion
ed Ivona durbg ue wlmlu-of this
Hana reports 14 inches of rain in
24 hours during tho present koua
'The up country people shou'd he
gin to plaut piiieap; les for the Haiku
The roads on central Maui have
been afloat this week, and are bog
oles in many places.
Save up your spare coin to sub
scribe for tbc Maui Lews,, which begins-
its trew year next week.
'' Wailuku's 1st class Barber Shop.
There is a stronsr impression that
the Republican Territoral Convention
to meet in April will be held at Wai
luku. Owing to tne condition of the race
track at Kahutui, the match races
arranged for today have been post
poned. Notwithstanding the heavy weath
er this week, quite a number of vis
itors from Honolulu unit Hawaii are
The First National JJank of Wai
luku has opened its saving's clepart
. inent, and the individual banks will
The indications now are that wo will
have four and possibly five teams in
the league baseball games at Wai
luku this season. .
It is dollais to doughnuts that Jim
Quiuu of Honolulu will find some way
' to wriggle out of a race for blood
' Th prevailing storms have consid
erably damaged the prospects for an
avocado pear crop, as these trees are
now in full bloom.
The recent heavy rains have some
what impeded sugar making on Maui,
but the Puuueue Mill is reported to
be running day aud night.
The Maui Hotel this week received"
a full stock of the high trade cigars
carried by the David Lawrence Co.
Tobacco house. Call and try them.
Yokohama, by Racine out of a well
bred, mare is developing into a mag
nitiuent piece of horseflesh, and is
liable to make his mark on the turf
An interesting article from the pen
of Hon. C. H. Dickey, relative to the
"Hawaiian Alps" was crowded ou
of this issue, but will appear- next
The News man claims the cham
pionship belt for proline hens, having
harvested 32 eggs one day last week,
while two dozen per day is au easy
The public auction of the household
effects of Mrs. C. D. Loveland at
Hamakuapoko has been postponed
till next Saturday. Feb. 20, at 10
o'clock A. M.
If you have an appetite for pickles,
try Heiuz Pickles; they are th best
in the world. All reliable grocers
sell them. H. Hackfeld & Co., Hon
The S. S. "Maui" brought 150
"Korean laborers to Maui this week,
leaving 7Q at Lahaina for the Pioneer
Plantation and bringing 80 to Kahu
lui for the H. C. &. S. Co.
FOR, SALE- Due Brunswick and
Balke Standard Billiard Table and
outfit. Almost new. Apply to
The heavy rains of Wednesday
morning washed out the road be
- .tween Olowalu and Lahaina, so as to
treveut carriage travel, and the
mails had to be carried on horseback
be tween Wailuku and Lahaina.
The matter ot organizing a lodge
of free masons at Wailuku is being
agitated, andacall wlil probably be
, issued shortly Jor a reunion of all
i Maui members o( the masonic frater
nity for the purpose of discussing the
The reason for the delay in Wed
nesday's mail of last week was that
the steamer was too late to catch the
nine o'clock, traiu to Wailuku. Under
their contract the Kahulul Railroad
Co. was not under obligation to send
it t'll the two o'clock train. However,
Supt. Filler kindly forwarded it on a
' yssing freight traiu, thus giving
yVartuku its mail an hour earlier lha a
4i was tutitled to set it.
SUPPLIES FOR MAUI
Maui 1. s ben the phnccr in build
insr di'lc.hes for irrigating cane fields,
bringing the waters from the moun
tain streams to Hie fertile valley
lands The big Island flawuii hus to
depend on natural rainfall, and Oahu
on pumps but Maui alone in less than
another year will be able to dispense
with the cost of pumping machinery
ns its natur al supply will be develop
ed the fullest, limit.
Through the indomitable' energy
and business foresight of the Hon. H.
P. I laid win three new ditches will be
finished on Maui in 1904; namely the
Honokohuu ditch from West Maui
mountain to supply Pioneer Planta
tion with water and the log Koulau
and H:im-.kua ditches from the Na
hibu region to furnish additional
water to central Maui.
The object of this work is to collect
the streams east of Honotnanu now
wasting to sea and direct them in to
the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar
Company ditch, and the Hamakua
ditch of the Haiku and Paia planta
tions. The Kooiau ditch is 10 miles long
from its commencement at Waiohue to
Waikamol of which 7J miles is under
ground tunnel work and 2i miles of
The tunnels ore 8 feet wide and 7
feet high and are constructed and
lined to carry a depth of 5 feet of
watr when flowing full which will
give a capacity on a grade of 7 teet
fall permile of 85 millions of gallons in
24 hours. The ditch portions arc
made a little larger and the grades
are flatter also, so that they will have
the same capacity as the tunnels;
The, reason for so much tunnelling
was the impossibility of building any
surface ditches, owing to the steep
uess and roughness of the country,
and the great additional length of 8
miles that a surface ditch would in
volve. One tunnel alone, No. 24, be
tween Keanae and Honomanu s
2,710 feet long and cuts off 3J miles
of ditch. This has been the greatest
obstacle to progress encountered,
yet so diligently and systematically
has the work' beeii prosecuted since
the 1st of last April that on Jhe 1st
of February only 294 wers feet to be
finished which bea's the speed record
for hand drilling.
Monthly progress in all the tunnels
April 1903, 408 feet; May,843; June.
2,444; July, 4,189; August, 4,655;
Sept., 3,914; Oct., 2.86G, Nov., 3,192;
'Dec, 3,337; January 300 2,509;
leaving 8,755 feet to be finished in
1904 from 1st. of February. One half
of the 38 tunnels are now completed
and it Is calculated to have them all
cut through by August next.
The tunnels average 1,000 feet in
length, the shortest being 300 feet.
They have all been driven from both
ends, as no shafts have been used.
Various kinds of strata have been en
countered from the hardest basalt
(pahoehoe) which generally set in
layers 100 to 200 feet across ancient
depressions to he softest and most
porous "a a. Ats immense mass of
this nature sits across the lap of
Keanoe Vallev which was undoubted
ly the last overflow of lava from Hale
aka'a before It ictlred from active
duty long before the Home Rulers
on Maui began running for county
Many caves 20 to 30 feet in diameter
have also been discovered in the un
derground exploration. These ucted
undoubtedly us conduits tor the liquid
lavas of H aleak ala in ancient times,
as their walls are of chilled rock like
the hardest steel and very ofteu the
tooled lava is found within them.
Ooi email udcrgrouud stream was
found which carried petrified wood in
a clay and shale formation. Only
rarely has more than 200, or 300 feet
of the hardest stone been found in one.
body, and this ns a rule near present
or aacitnt river bds.
The country through which tbe
ditch passes is an impenetrable jungle
of f6rest, nearly all the trees being
malted nrouwd with vigorous ipie
Its bright an I varied hues of green
constantly refreshed by th daily
raim form a pleasant vista for the
eye. Ibis forest extends from the sea
shore up the mountain slopes to an
altitude of 9,000 feet, tho summit of
Halfakala being ll),03tJ7eet high. Tti
ugged slopes present an ideal sur
face for-condensing the vapor-laden
clouds which constantly impinge
against it from the northeast. This
concave busLu bus the heaviest precip.
it:i I ion of jv : i v pi. ice in the Hawaiian
Isl.intis, the uiinriill awr.iyiny 1 inch
a day or 3(15 in theyi ar.
"This condition furni-hes ntiil . I im:. i
proof of the vital influence of f i t- t
growth on rnitifall,and t he ii-rc. -ity '
of pfenning Hie forest protective rcin
e.iies to ihe limit so ,is to conserve
the water sen ices or our Kl.n iK,
which arc the vitals of the count rv.
After some preliminary surveys!
and investigations work wau decided
to be commenced in March, 1903,
under the direction of Ki.gincei
O'Shiughnesy. From that time on
tho worn lias been pushes as vigor
ously as climatic draw-backs and
other impedeiiients would permit.
Warehouses at Kennue landing, pow
der magazines, stores, t tables, rough
houses for the staff, and rough cor
rugated iron houses for the 500 labor
ers had to be built. For sanitary pur
poses these all bad wooden floors
about 3 or 4 feet above the ground
4j miles of wagon road 9 feet wide
were made Irom the landing to the
ditch at an elevation of about 1,230
feet. Owing to constant ruins this
was macadamized with rock a foot
deep, drained and kepi in repair and
will be a valuable legacy for the future
Maui County. About 18 miles of pack
trail 6 feet wide and paved with
stones 5 feet wide were also made.
With Keanae Valley as a baee, pack
trains now deliver ammunition aid
supplies, to the numerous construc
tion camps along the work. About
20 bridges resting, on stone piers
have been built across the rivers
along .this trail, so that what was
previously no-man's-laud for want of
roads is now aceessiole to the ordinary
tourist, thanks to the energy of the
The work was all done by contract
with Japanese laborers at so much
per foot. It was impossible to bud
any Chinese or Hawaiians to stand
the exposure, the latter having an
aversion to underground work. Work
is being done in thiee 8-hour shifts,
three to four men working at one time
in each tunnel. An 18-inch tramway
was laid lu each of the tunnels and
the rock was removed and dumped
on the outside by special rock cars
3 by 4 feet in size. While a great
many good Japanese jire on the work,
owing to its remoteness and the a'o
sence of police officers a good many of
the criminal and vagabond classes
had to be dealt with.
It is proposed to line about 4 miles
of the tunnels where it is porous rith
concrete which wilt be a heavy ex
pense as the underground work is
very costly. This is done to prevent
the great loss from sipage through
the sides and bottom which would
otherwise result. It is going to take
over 3,000 barrels of cement for this
work, and ti ns upon tons of sand.
Over 100,000 lbs. of giant powder have
been used and owing to the reguln
tions and vigilance of the manage
ment not one hus been fatally hurt in
the tunnels. Two men have died from
falling off palis due to their own care
lessness. mere is an emergency
hospital at headquarters for care of
the injured men and a medical de
partment under charge of Dr. McGet
ligm of Hana; so that all injured
men are well taken care of. The work
is being paid for jointly by the above
mentioned plantations, the principal
owner of which is the Hon. II. P.
Baldwin who takes an active interest
in its progress.
At the terminus of the Koolau ditch
at Waikamoi, 1,200 feet high, its
water will be partitioned be.
tween the II. C & S. Co. and the
Haiku-Paia-Kihei plantations. The
latter are now building a connection
called the Hamakua ditch to bring
their pro rata of water to the higher
levels of. their plantations.
The H. C. & S. Co. pro rata will be
droppfd down to their old ditches
and join their present water supply,
v M. M. O'Shaughnessy, Mem. Am.
Soc. C. E. has been manager and en
gineer with Mr. J. Jorgensen for a
sistant. Mr. Cooper, book keeper;
E. Rogers, tunnel luna; and Captain
Johnson; late of the U. S. A. in charge
of transportation. ,
To Mr. O'Shaughnessy is due the
credit for the magnificent engineer
ing and the rapid progress which has
marked the inception and rapid pros
ecution of the work on the Koolau
ditch.. Af manager and engineer he
has planned and executed with rare
energy and judgment every detail
of the work, which when completed
will be no less an enduring monument
to hi skill as au engineer, than was
the wonderful Vakaweli ditch planned
aud constructed by him on Kauai, and
completed list year.
Read the MACl NEWS
"Spesikiiig of the t..ni:-i.a in Inst r v."
ni l I:. 1.. M"ycr, I r. sent ina.ii-
nger of the ;Mai:i Whn' ; Lap. or Co.,
at Wailuku, to t'.r Nkxm reporter
Ihe utlicr ihiy, 'Mi. I i ever tell you of
my experience in shipping t.unnnus to
'Frisco? It 'sun li-.terestin tine, and
may be of value o the .News in it
sm ,ii larm erus:iue.
Miijlit urging was needed t: ii
duee Mr. Meyer to give Lis experience
whii.'li was as follows:
' I was immy years younger then
than I n m now, and still full of the
enthusiasm of youth. The old S. S.
'Cenler.tiiiil" was plying between
Kahului and San Francisco, aud it
occuried tome tliat there would be
money in shipping Maui bananas to
the c.iast. Consequently I scoured
ci'ntral Maui from Wnihee to Huelo
for bananas, securing a large ship
ment, and promising to take all that
would be offered in the future, which
of course stimulated many to set out
additional areas in banautis.
"I made my first shipment on the
"Centennial'' to a reliable house in
San Francisco, and then passed the
time weaving rosy dreams of big re
turns. At length the letter came,
and I opened it with eager fingers,
but to my surprise it contained no
check. It was a nicely written let
ter however, explaining that the
"Centenuial" had stored my banana3
in .the hold, where they had overheat
ed anu sweated, so that when landed
and unpacked every bamma was
spoiled, and dropped off tho stems.
The letter however urged me to ship
a new lot, aud to be careful to
have them hung on the deck, to avoid
"I was somewhat dubious, but os
I wanted to make good my former
loss, 1 again gathered a cargo larger
than tho first, and a few weeks before
Christmas I shipped them on .the up
per deck of the '.'Centennial," after
.which I spent ell my leisure time try
ing to figure out what profit I would
have to realize to make me even.
"At length the return letter came,
and when I opened it, no check again.
However in a few sympathizing
words the firm informed me that in
the vicinity of San Francisco the
"Centennial" had encountered freez
ing weather, and that my bananas has
arrived frozen ns Lard as rocks.
"Since which time," concluded
Dave in a reflective tone, "I have
never allowed bananas to be served
on my table at meal time. It arouses
too painful memories."
Visit the School Site.
A. T. Atkinson, Superintendent of
Public Instruction, accompanied by
Miss Rose Davidson, drove over from
Lahaina on Thursday to inspect the
site for the new school at Wailuku.
They express themselves ns de
lighted with the site, and a $25,000
school building will snortly be built.,
probably of rubble stone. The con
tract will be awarded upouObvernor
Carter's return to Honolulu.
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT.
HANA PLANTATION COMPANY, LOCA
llon of principle place ot busluosn, Sun
Francisco, California, Location of work?, liana,
Maui, Territory of Hun-ail.
Notice l:i hereby given, that at a meeting of
tho Board of Directors, held on the Dtn day of
January, 1U(U, an asseiuimeut No. 4, of ten (1(1)
cents per snare, nun levied upon the capital
stock of the Corporation, payable immediately
In United States gold coin to the Treasurer of
the Company, Louis Saroni, at his office, No. 601
Folsom Street, San Francisco, California.
Any Btock upon which this assessment shall
remain unpaid on the first day of March, 11KM,
will be delinquent, and advertised for sale at
public auction; end unless payment before, will
be sold on FRIDAY, the 85th day of Marcn.llKH,
to puy the delinquent assessment, together
with the costs ot advertising and expuuesus. of
By order os the Board of Directors,
D. C. BATES, Secretary.
Office. No. 15 Front Street, San Francisco,
APPRECIATE THE FACT
That wo have bought Shoes for
cash direct from the factories in
the East, hence are able to sell
you shoes at bedrock prices. We
offer a Ladies' latest style, patent
leather shoe, French heels, for
$4.50, such as cost you $6.00 in
Honolulu and for you, gentlemen,
we have a patent leather shoe
that costs you $0.50 in Honolulu,
and we let you have it lor $5.00.
You can have your choice of shoes
from $1.50 up to $3.00; there is no
middle-man with us; everything
is-bought direct, hence you save
over 23 per cent by buying from
MAUI DRUG STORE
V. i, YEttESa, tottbtw.
A LONG TALE SHORT
We have now removed to nur new quarters in the old Lewis &
Cooke Iiuilding. 931 Fort Street, where with our increased facil
ities we hope to sec all our eld customers and many new ones.
PEARSON Sr POTTER CO. Ltd
P. O. Box 784. Honolulu, I J. T.
FOR LONG SERVICE
No Jurnltupc constructed now-n-doys will fiive
longer service than the Mission pitttern. Sound,
solid wood only Is used, formed and Joined in the. ,
mot gubstantinl nnd stcure munner, Itsccmt.
almost impossible that it should lie worn out
with any kind of use.
Come and see our stock--yoa will find some ex
cellent suggestions in it.
Mail orders filvcn prompt attention.
PORTER FURNITURE CO., Ltd,
Young Building, Corner Hotel Street, lionoMu
WITH THEIR THIRTY-FIVE YERS EXPERIENCE !: Till!
Dry Goods and General Merchandise .
Business Carry the best Selected Stock for ISLAND TK ADi.
Which They Oder and Sell TO jTHE TRADE ONLY, at
Prices and Terms. Most Favorable.
We Fear No Competition.
11 SOLE AGENTS FOR
LITTLE JOKER and CROSS CUT TOBACCO
and CYCLE CIGARETTES.
Orders Will Receive the Best and MOST PROMPT ATTENTION.-
Recommended by the Manager of Mtui Hotel as being equal to Kona,
Coffee in Taste and Arum i.
Two Years Old, Sold by the Dag, or less Quantities.
Fresh Crop. Sold by the Ton or Less Quantities.
Give Our Maui Coffee a Fair Chance in the Local Market. .
For prices and particulars, apply to
If you want any of - the following 2rticl.es write
. 1 T- A -"Tl-JTri T T A nTklVr A T-T"V rT T , 1
F. U, oox Z4b, nonoium, l . n.t tor prices?
Ci -j r r t
uiuvy : anu iMiugu, vi trn&i y ana uiaMwau, iulh.ii
Utensils,; Agate Ware, Tii WarcIctBoxe; and Relrig
erators, Carrara Paint, which lasts for years.. ,
Art Goods and Pyrography Outfits ' Correspondence, solicited
THE MAUI BAZAAR!
Hawaiian Curios, Ivory Wreaths, Laahala Hats, Mata ana..
daskets of Hawaiian Manufacture, andHawaiian Quilts.
Hawaiian Tapas and Koa Calabashes, Birds' Nest Fern Work, .
Such as Napkin Rinys, etc.
We Also Receive Articles on Consignments.
Order Will Receive Prompt and Careful A ttentiou.
K. op P. HALL BUILDING
Mrs. J. K. Kahookele,
Italian Marble, Scotch and American Granite, Ornamental
Figures in Italian Marble on Granite Bases.
Memorials in any material known to the'trade, including bron
Photographs of all designs cheerfully furnish on aoDlication.
Safe of aiiyjknown makejfurnished.
. J. C. AXTBLL
O. Hoxtii-', 1J1?-1950.ALAKE.
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