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WIDE TIRE ACT
HAS AN INNING
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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FEBRUARY II, 1!H)5
J With this issue the Maui News passes into the hands of the
Maui Publishing Company, Ltd, and bids adieus toG. 13. Robertson,
its founder and editor. During the four and a half years that Editor
Robertson has conducted the News manv important changes and
improvements have taken place in Wailuku and on the island of
Maui, some of which can well be credited to the publicity and ad
vocacy given to them in the editorial and news columns of this
paper. Judge Robertson has beeu untiring !o his efforts to encour
age any and all projects that would te:id to the betterment and
advancement of Maui.j The policy "What is best for Maui is best
for the News" will be the future lines on which the News will
work, and will gladly open its columns to any project, p"blic or
private, which will advance the interests of its readers, be thev on
Maui, Molokai or elsewhere. More attention will be naid to the
happenings of the various districts, and the News would ask for
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support morally, as well as financially, and the News will most
certainly meet you more than half way by the introduction of new
and interesting features as fast as the growing patronage war
rants. a s?
j5 If it is the intention of Governor Carter to enforce the "Wide
Tire" act, the sooner the Department of Public Works calls for the
bids for the building of the new roads the better. With the pre
sent unsatisfactory condition of the roads the wire tire act. only
works a hardship on the people who can least afford to comply
with the act. Wide tires are all right and work admirably on
macadam roads, but on the rocky, rousrn and in many places nar
row and crooked roads, a wagon constructed according to require
ments of the act are in a measure absolutely useless, or if not use
less require more motive power. It is the small man, whose funds
are limited, who is the sufferer by the rigid enforcement of this
act, and the recommendation of the committee of the Improve
ment Association is not only apropos, but just. A suspension of
the enforcement of this act, until such a time as the Legislature
can take further action towards the modification of the act will re
lieve the present distress of those who do hauling up country.
sa sa a
f8 A suggestion has been made that should the new county act
become a law, the matter of bonds will cut considerable figure
with the candidates. The Legislature can remedy any possible
necessity' of the calling of a special election by the candidates for
office failing to qualify on their bond, by having inserted in the
section pertaining to bonds, a clause to the effect that any person
desiring to run for a county office, supervisors included if the
office be made an elective one, must on announcing himself as a
candidate, tile with the Circuit Judge, such written evidence.
either as a statement from Ins prospective bondsmen or a
temporary bond, as will be accepted in case of election. Otherwise
there are complications which may arise by some of the newly
.elected county officers being unable to qualify, thus causing an
appointment by tne supervisors, ora delay, expense and necessity
of calling a special elec'ion.
Inquiry in Southern California about Hawaii is
increasing, especially for advertising matter in
connection with local hotels and resorts. The cor
respondence of the Hawaii Promotion Committee
shows a decided increase in inquiries concerning
Hawaii and the writers in a number of cases ex
press a desire to visit the islands. Advertiser.
Mam should have her share of this tourist trade.and can induce
some to take in the natural beauty spots of the valley island by
distributing attractive illustative folders. As the Wailuku Im
provement Association is supposed to be the representative body
which has Maui's interests before them, it is up to them to say
whether we shall have tourists or not.
The News is in receipt of a copy of Governor Carter's re
port to the Secretary of the Interior. The report is a very ex
haustive one and includes the us'ial data relative to the number
of islands of the group, their resourses; climate etc. Aside from
the reports of the various departments and civic bodies, the docu
ment deals very fully with the much needed federal appropria
tions; the Settlement; the Crown lands by islands; the sugar, cof
fee, sisel, pineapple, vanilla and live stock industries. The Gov
ernors takes exception to the word "insular" as applied to Hawaii.
He claims it as 'an intergral part of the Union, organized as a
Territory, with as large a mealure of self government as has ever
been granted by Congress, and it is destined to play an important
part in American supremacy of the Pacific.
5; The opinion of coffee expert Kerns on the quality of the Ha
waiian grown berry should be encouraging, and it might be well
for coffee growers to learn more from Mr. Kerns, who has had
twenty years experience in coffee growing countries. It is known
to be a fact that some of the retailers of San Francisco have been
in the habit of pNcing two containers of Hawaiian coffee side by
side one labeled "Hawaiian Coffee" and the other "Pine Java" with
a distinction in price in favor of the la:tr. Mr. Kt-rns states that
much of the coffee bought hy hi n in New Zetland as Java, was
ine Hawaiian uon j ui ingmg a lauuy (M ice. .
The regular monthly meeting of the
Wailuku Improvement Association
was held Thursday evening ft the
The Executive Committee report
ed on the Armory, street lamps and
extras on the new school house as
toid in last weeks News.
Since then, te'i lamps and posts
have been recieved and will shortly
be plact-d in the localities most need
The matter of tie communication
nf W. P. Waiwaiole one of thu
Trustees of Kaahumanu Church re
lating to the church clock was re
ferred to the Executive Committee,
as was 'he matter of a morgue; of
possible contamination of the city
water from Lr. ktn head gate uplao;
the matter of street watering and
removal ot pre.-ent Court House.
The special eo;nuiitte appointed
by the Chairman repor ed es follows:
Wailuuu Improvement Association
Mr. D H. Case, Chairman Sir:
Your (committee appointed at the
January meeting of this tssociation
to enquire into and report upon the
results of the enforcement of what is
knojvn as the "Wide tire Act" beg
iuivu to say that after extended en
quiry amougest people living in the
up-country district, Nabiku, Kula,
Mukawao and oilier places, we find
tiic- general opinion to be, that given
ha-d or macadamized roads the work
iiiK of the aforesuid Act would result
in public benefit.
But on soft roads, very rocky or
rough loads, narrow and crooked
roads or for hauling in the woods,
watji ns constructed in accordance
with the requirements of the Act;
that is having one axle longer than
the other, und tires of a width double
the diameter of the 'ron axle; require
more power to pull, and in many
cases cannot i e used at all.
Your committee friends that the
enforcement ot this law operates to
deprive some of our fellow citizens of
their means of gaining a livelihood,
and there tore e recommend that
3t?ps be taken by petition to the
Governor or otherwise, to obtain a
suspension of the enforcement of the
said law until tne legislature can dis
cuss the t-ame, so as to relieve the
distress which is felt amongst small
farmers, ind teamsters in the up
country districts of this Isiand.
J. N. S. VVilliams, Cnairinau of Com.
R. A. Wadsworth, W. A. Mackay,
J. L. Coke, John Kmi.
A motion w a uide and carried
that copies of this report by sent
to Representative Coelho, to the
Governor and the HiW Sheriff, in
the hopes that something miyht be
done towards decreasing the incon
venience caused by thu ui.adaplability
of the roads to wide lire.
Communications were ordered sent
to Health Otlicer Weight relative to
deseased dogs, and to sheriff Baldwin
regarding the carelessness of drees
whi e on the sireet, of Japanese men
A committee consisting of Judge
McKay, VV. T. Robinson and K. A.
Wadsworth was appointed to corres
pond with Superintendent Holloway
concerning the location of the new
Jail and Fire Sta Jon, which accord
iug to the plans has been set so far
back m the lot that the floor of
che fire station will be lower than the
street line. A wireless was sent to
the Superintendent Wed icsday ask
ing him to come to Wailuku.
Manager C. B. Weils, C. L,
Clemen i, W. J Wilson, Edmunds H.
Hrt, Y. II. Jordan and A doRego
were admitted to membership.
That's right, live there are others,
but these are the important ones for
j ou and your eyes.
3'ou frown or squint in looking
at an object.
your eyes show an intolerance
they tire, ache, smart or water.
objects swim or become dim.
you have frequent headaches.
These are the points that point, to
the need of glasses. Points that point
to us. Your eyes nped looking into
and looking after, and none can do it
better or more economically than we.
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cut down unnecessary expenditures
and deposit your surplus in a saving
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The total vole cast in the Presi
dential election wi!l not be known
until .hey quit voting in Colorado.
The V'ahhingtnn Post.
Mint Director Roberts says that
1904 has broken the coinage record
Well, Mrs. Chad wick . had to have
the money. The Oloan Times.
The Japanese have reached high
tide, and their luck is about to turn
The information comes straight from
authentic Russian sources. The Chi
cago Tribune. '
The accomplices of th notorious
Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, go free
because they testified against him
Ames goes free because nobody be
lieved their testimony. Thus we see
how all things work together for the
general good.-The New York
A B 11 Is pending in the New York
City council which provide for keep
ing suspicious characters away from
that el'y. Home -industries should
be protected. The Washington Post
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