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jOt A man caminot deliberately Injure his head, stomach or any
other crgan and still hope that the rest of his body will remain
souud and whole. The newspaper in a community is a .perfect il
lustration of an organ in the business anatomy of a community.
Deprive it of its natural aliment.such as delinquent tax notices.ad
vertisements of business houses in town or other natural support,
aud the newspaper does not suffer alone, but the whole business
community suffers with it. The fact chat the business men of Wai
hii u lor years carried on their business without advertising, simply
because there was no paper here, is a very lame and 6ick apology
for their not taking advantage of the advertising columns of the
bounty paper which is now in their.midst. Take the average paper
in any other community, and it will be found to be full of advertis
ing information, a perfect directory in fact. Yet who could tell
much about the business of Wailuku by examining ths ads in the
News? This is no pathetic appeal for support, because the News
does not need it, but it is an emphatic protest against the mossback
methods of someWailuku business men.
The groat mastiff, Russia, now gives signs of slipping its
leash. Spring is coming, and every day counts against Japan. It
was thought that a decisive battle would have been fought before
how, and that Japan would have rushed troops to Harbin. If the
Japanese fail to overcome the Russians at Harbin, and the Rus
sians hold that city till midsummer, thev will be able - to forward
Sufficient troops to hold Manchuria, Port Arthur and Vladivostock.
As it now Ecems, the Japanese may fail to dislodge Russia from
Mauchuria, and may have to be content to hold Korea and maintain
supremacy on the .sea. And the treaty of peace which would prob
ably be satisfactory to both countries would presumably be to allow
Russia to hold Manchuria and allow Japan to hold Korea. The only
doubtful factor as yet is what Russia will be able to accomplish on
the sea between now and midsummer. If Russia brings out its
Baltic fleet and supplements it with the Port Arthur and Vladivos
tok squadrons,' naval conditions may swing round ia favor of Rus
sia. j5 On next Wednesday, the Territorial legislature will meet to
readjust our finances, and the fear is expressed that the members
will take udvantago of the opportunity to introduce matters which
will prolong the term to sixty days. Still it is a brave and fool
hardy body, of men who would dare to defy the will of the people,
and for this reason every community on the Islands should call
m iss meetings and adopt resolutions instructing the members of
the legislature to get down to business.- Let us also individually
Instruct the members of the legislature who represent us that each
of them will be htld personally responsible for any delay caused
by his action, and that political graves shall bo dug for those who
refuse to heed our warning.
$E An event whicn will become historical in Wailuku occurred on
Monday evening, when over a dozen of our leading citizens met
tind formed the Improvement
For a long time the beneficent results to spinar from united ac'ion
failed to penetrate the dense cloud of inaction which overhung Wai
luku. But the constant hammering of the News has borne fruiiat
last, and the growing spirit of uniting for the common good is now
a fixed fact. There is much for the Association to do at once, and
much to do in the future, and the worn will be pushed, to the great
gain of our little town.
)5? The first and most important work awaiting the action of the
Improvement Association of Wailuku District will be to appoint a
strong and active committee on appropriations. There are several
appropriations in the loan bill for Wailuku and vicinity, and the
- money for the purposes aporopriated in now lying idle in the Ter
ritorial treasury., The road up Iao Valley, McGregor's Landing,
a new courthouse and improved streets in Wailuku are -all provided
or, and the machinery should at
the use of this money for the purposes Intended.
Ql Wailaku can no more help
mango tree, because in business
While we will never have a large
growing than can a lusty, well-fed
course of erection, and will one day be a highschool and industrial
school which will draw many people, here. The ground is broken
for a handsome bank building,
business has outgrown its old
Yii The citizens of the- Islands
ing to send a proper exhibit to
ing which pays costs nothing,
the opportunity which, the Fair
fore the American public. Even
have is an important factor, but
percentage of what we would get by taking advantage of such bp
portunities as are presented at St.' Louis. ';'.
j While the day is probably
will cease to pay on the Islands,
new the suggestion m,ade years
reiterated, that the plantations would be wise to establish agricul
ural experiment farms, even at the loss of a few acres of cane and
a few dollars. The mutterings of a heavy storm are heard in the
direction uf Quba, and wo have too wwy eggs a one basket, -.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. J. W. Klu, Circuit Indffe,
V. J. I'ni'lho. ;ierk Circuit onr!
Judno W. A. McKay Dint. Ha,Tsuate
" Chs. Onnp,
" Kar-otilnlio " . "
' Kunukuii, " "
" J. K. Hanuna, " '
" l'liinanu, " "
" Muhoi " '
" Kahoohalahnla, "
L. M. Bnldwln, Sheriff,
V. E. SiHTery, Deputy ShcnB
Eiiuar Morton, " "
O. It. Limtsey, " '
F. Wittroclt. "
H. K. Hitul.coc.k "
Levi Joxtipn "
M. Iwtena, "
We Keanu, "
h. a. Kaipo.
J. H. Wilmington, "
W. T. Hoblnwn, Tx Assessor,
J. N. K. Keola, Deputy Assessor
Geoi-tfe Copp, I" "
O. lunn, "
M. H. Reuter, " "
Association of Wailuku District
once be put in motion to. compel
growing than can a vigorous young
affairs It is only In its' childhood.
oity here, yet we can no more help
boy. ' Our schoolhouse is now in
to accommodate our bank whose
quarters Wailuku cannot help
are making a huge blunder; in fail
the St. Louis' Exposition. Advertis
and the Islands can ill afford to lose
will afford to place Hawaii nel be
what tourist travel which we cow
we do not have more than a small
far di&tant when the sugar industry
still the News deems it wise to le
ago in this paper, and ever since
Kaululuaau and Lanol.
The following cbarmiti;ty told
myths nppenr in "Hawaii, Its People,
Tlidr Legends," written by Mrs.
Emma" Mctculf Nakuina, and 'pub
lished by the Hawaiian Promotion
Committee. and are republished in the
News for the benefit of those who
have not seen the book.
Kakaalaneo, King vt Maui, has al
ways been famed in Hawaiian tradi
tions as the first king of l hat, island
who gave his attention to agriculture
and the promotion of all the domestic
nod peaceful arts, and his reign has
always been looked upon as the golden
age of Maui's kingdom.
Heyit was who planted Lahaina.
formerly known as Lele, with ulu
trees (breadfruit), and the place be
came famous in story and song as the
"Malu ulu o Lele. " "The sliady bread
fruit grove of Lele." As the place
is situated at the base of and leeward
of the Lihau range of mountains,
where very little rain falls-, and is
more or less shut off from the cooling
influence of the prevailing trade
winds, one who is a kamaaina can
fully appreciate the cool, grateful
memories evoked by the mere men-
tiou of the "Malu ulu o Lele.
Breadfruit was a very important
article of diet among the ancient
Hawaiians, and when in season, chiefs
and commoners alike abandoned the
use of taro poi for bread friut pol.
claiming that such a change of diet
was beneficial on account of its alter
ative effect on the system.
In the day 3 of Kakaalaneo, bread
fruit trees wero a very valuable pos
session, and to plaut one was a mer
itorious act, worthy of commendation
by one's superior. To plant a grove.
even if only small one, was an' act
worthy of the gods, entitliug the
plauter to the grateful remembrance
of posterity, whose duty it vas to sing
songs of praise in his or her honor. It
was the same if the groye was a cocoa-
nut one; and conversely,, to cut and
destroy one tree, cither breadfruit or
cocoanut, merited death. To destroy
many was a declaration of war, and
a war of extermination at that, to
distinguish it from a war entered in
to for honor, glory or profit.
To return to the subject of our
story, Kauiulaau. He was the son of
Kakaalaneo and his queen, Kanikani
aula, who was the first maker of an
Ahuula, the famous netted feather
capes and cloaks of these islapds.
Kauiulaau should have been the heir
apparent to the kingdom, but he was
so wild and eccentric that his father
declared he had forfeited his rights,
and banished him to Lanai, which at
that time was inhabited by a race- of
ogres, gnomes of goblins. The prince,
theuonly ten years old, was stronger
than many a full-grown man, but had
in most respects the intellect aud de
sires of a child of his age. He slipped
out night after night, after every one
was asleep, and wrenched out trees,
roots and all, from a certain place he
wanted to clear for a playground, so
he could indulge h; the pastime ot
ke'a pua the throwing or slinging
of sugar cane blossom arrows, unob
structed by the branches of - the
The king, chiefs and people were
STATIONS A.M. , ' P. M. ". STATION " ' ' A.M. P.M.:
Wailuku Paia Pas. Pas., Fbeqht Fbeiqht Fhkiqut Pas. Pas. KAnrrLVf-PuuNENE F & P F dc'P
A. M. A. M. A. SI. A. SI. P. St. P. SI. P. SI. A. M. P. SI.
Kahului Leave 7.00 8.42 1 4! 2.00 3.45 Kahului Leave G.20 1.20.
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 8.54 "' 12.00 2.12 3.57 Puunene Arrive 6.35 1.35
Wailuku Leave 7.20 9.05 12.25 2.20 4.03 Puunene Leave C.40 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.32 9-17 12.40 2.32 4.15 Kahului Arrive 6.55 1.55
Kahului Leave 7.35 9.40 2.35 Kahului Leave 8.00 3.05
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 9.55 2.47 Puupene Arrive 8.15 3.20
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.10 2.50 Puunene Leave 8.20 3.25
Paia Arrive 8.02 10.25 3.07 Kahujul Arrive 8.35 3.4a
Paia Leave 8.12 ' 10.55 3.12
Sp'villn Arrive 8.24 , 11.10 : ' 3.24
Sp'ville Leave 8.27 11.20 1 ' 3.28
Kahului Arrive 8.37 , 11.35 t 3.38
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very mucli incensed at the desti uetion
of tint trees, and a watch was set to
find out what unnatural monster was
doing euch a wuntoii. act, depriving
people of the abundant. ptaff of life
I heir industry and the favor of the
gods had provided. . When it was
found to be his own son, the king,
with a prudent regard for the anger
of his people, added to his own Indig
nation and sorrow at the distinction
of his favorite trees, had no option
but to banish the hid to Lanai where
he could have the cor genial company
of gohlias and og'es, and could exer
cise his great strength in fightintr
out his own salvation with them in
stead of using it in pulling fruitful
trees from the ground.
Kauiulaau was accordingly taken
oyer to Lanai on one of his father's
double war canoes and landed at
Kahalepalaoa. Such was the detesta
tion and horror in which ho was held,
on account of the wanton destruction
of what meant life to many people,
that not a servant or retainer would
volunteer to share his exile and
danger, contrary to the well known
and customary fidelity of Hawaiian
nurses, or kahus, to their chiefs and
. It would take too much space to
recount in detail the many battles
waged by him with the demons, but
suffice to say he came out victorious
in all and finally exterminated or 're
duced to servitude all the goblins
and other inhabitants of the island.
When he had reduced the last gob
lin, or demon to subjection he set them
to building a stone wall to enclose
a fishpond for him, and to clearing
and planting patches of ptoatoes
along the bead), and of upland taro
in the mountain ravines', as he h:s
become tired of living exclusively on
norii and tish
The goblins having either disap
peared or become subject to Kauiu
laau, fishermen from Maui, Molokai
and Oahu, who frequented the famous
Ashing banks of Ka-pali-a-ka-holo to
leeward of Lanai, came ashore, were
made welcome by Kauiulaau and giv
en potatoes, taro, sugar cane and
bananas in return for such fish as he
The news of his success in subject
ing the supernatural inhablitants of
the here tofoce dreaded island and of
his generosity to fishermen quickly
spread through the islands, and on
invitation, many fishermen brought
their families with them, and located
permanently on L,anai, swearing
fealty to Kauiulaau as the prince-
Tradition has it that he made a
wise i generous ruler, greatly belov'
ed by his subjects. ' '-
Kakaalaneo was the last to hear of
the success and reformation of his
wayward son, and as soon as he did,
yielding to the entroaties of his
queen, Hanikamaula, tney sailed to
Lanai to pay him a visit. He received
his parents with every mark of hnm
ility and effection, offering ' the re
deemed island of Lanai as his indem
nitv to the Mrui king and people for
the uprooted ulu trees.
Lanai from that time became an
appanage of Maui. - Kauiulaau took
his place as if a younger prince royal
and steadily refused to return to Maui
or to tak th sovereignty of 'the isl
ands at the death of his father!
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Detent of the Alapa.
Wailuku was, in 1776, during the
eign of Kahrkiil as a king of M-iui,
nvaded try Kalaniopuu, king of Ha
waii and brother-in-law of Kaheiiill.
The Hawaii regiment, cahed Alapa,
every member of which was from the
highest aristocracy of Hawaii, wear-
ng their helmets, short capes and
girdles of yellow, red and black feath
ers, were seutbv the Hawaii king to
take Wailuku,' and, as they facetious-
y expressed it themselves, "to drink
of the waters of Iao," the beautiful
stream that flows through Wuiluku.
They were met and literally anni
hilated by the Maui forces under their
celebrated warrior king, Kahektli,
who, to the knowledge of the writer,
always has been claimed by the Inter
Kameharneha os the own father of
Kaniimameha the Great. So com
plete was the destruction of this
famous regiment of the Alapa which
was considered the bravest and best,
as well as the fl.iwer of the Hawaiian
warriors, that only two out of eight
hundred escaped, and these two, cov
ered with wounds, were ordered spar
ed by Kahekiii himself, to be, as he
ronically expressed himself, "ahai-
lonos" (talebeares) to the Hawaii king
of the fortunes of the day. This battle
s called the "Ahulau ka piipiiiKani-
In 179(1 Kamehauiehu, nepnew, of
Kalaniopuu, and who had in the mean
time become' king of Hawaii, invaded
Wai uku tor the purpose of avenging
the fate of the brave Alapa.
The light commenced at Wailuku
and extended up the valley of Iao.
It was fully as sanguinary a fight as
had been the former one of the Ala
pas, but this time a master mind
planned and directed the moves in the
battles for the Hawaiians, and the
wise and experienced, but aged, Ka
hekiii was absent on Oahu, and vic
tory rested with the Hawaiians. The
Maui troops were completely anni
hilated, and the corpses of the slain
were so many as to choke up and dam
the wates of Iao, and thus the batth
is known in history as that of "Ke
pani wai" (The dammed waters). And
beautiful Iao Valley has since been
krmwn by the title of "Ke-pani-wai,'
and Is thus always referred to in song
or story. ,
Lahaina was formerly the only sea
port of the island of Maui where ves
sels of foreign build could lay or enter,
In the forties and fifties it had a con
siderable trade with whalers, ' and at
one time was the royal residence and
center of government, 'and conseqent-
ly the capital of the kingdom. It was
here that the firstHawaiian Constitu
tion 'was framed 'and 'constitutional
government proclaimed in these
Kauiki, in Hana, East Maui, was a
famous fort of the1 olden time,' and was
always ft' bfine of 'contention' between
the Maui kings and thdo "of Hawaii
Whin1 Kameharneha Nui was "king of
Maui, 'Kalaniopuu captured this fort
and jt'was held as'ran appanage by
the king of Hayaii from 1759 till abbu
1781 or 1782. It was recaptured rv
Kahekiii, the Joungef' brother ' and
sUceessorof 'Kamehameha Nul, the
king or ' Maui.
Senator Perkins nays he knows why
nature located gold mines in Dutle,
Mont., Instead of coal deposits. He-
was there not long ago and was charg
ed 75 cents for a shave and a shine-
In the wash r-om attached to the bar
ber's shop he wanted the use of a.
comb for, a few moments, and thia-
cost hhn another quarter. He rinsed;
his hands after arranging his hair nnd.
wiped them on a towel near at hand,
and once more t'ave up 25 cents.
'And ther"liesay. "it dawned on me
why gold instead, of coal mines were
to be found in that "robbers' roost."'
To All Whom It May Coeckrk,
Notice is hereby given that a peti
tion has been filed by the Territory of
Hawaii for adjudication of the water
rights of the Valley of Kanaha, La
haina, Maui, concerning which a con
troversy has arisen between the said
Territory and the Pioneer Mill Com
pany, Limited, and others claiming
some right or title therein.
All parties interested in said water
rights will hereby take notice that
the original hearing on said controv
ersy which was set for the 4th day of
March, 1904,at 2 o'clock P. M., atLa-
hainaluna, Maui, has, by order of the
Commissioner, been continued to, and
will be held on, the 21st day of April,
1904,at 10 o'clock A.M., at the Court
bouse, Lahaina, Maui; and all parties
interested in said waters are hereby
ordered to appear before me, at said
said Courthouse, in Lahaina on said
21st day of April, 1904, at 10 o'clock
A. If., and there present their re
spective claims, failing which adjudi
cations thereon will be'exparte.
JOHN L. KAULUKOU,
Commissioner of Private Ways and
Water Rights for the Island of Maui,
H. T. .,
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