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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1906.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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SATURDAY. - ... APRIL. 7, 1906
Dl68ents from We are in receipt of a communication
views on Labor. from a plantation man who came to the
islands manv years aso as a contract laborer and by dint, of hard
and faithful work has risen to a lucrative place of trust
He disagrees with us in our editorial of last week and believes
a plan to get white labor into the islands feasable. He points out
that he and some few associates stripped cane which is acknow
led ged to be one of the most disagreeable pieces of work on the
plantations and did all the various classes of work required and
was happy and contented as long as he was not required to work
with Asiatic colaborers. He points out that all who came with
him are on the islands to day except a few who are dead.
Our correspondent makes one point that we most heartily en
dorse and that is that it is the duty of every citizen of the islands
to patronize citizen labor and purchase all our necessaries as far as
possible from our fellow citizens be they Hawaiians, Portuguese or
others and that it is wrong to turn a citizen away with the state
ment that we buy our supplies from this Jap or that Chinaman
Our correspondent points out that most of the trouble with white
abor came through the effort of the plantation managers to re
quire white men to work with Mongolians, a thing that no self re
spectiug white man will do. Personally no labor condition could
be more satisfactorp to us than to see all labor performed in the
islands by Hawaiians and whites and we would bo highly pleased
to know that we are wrong and our correspondent in the right. As
the editor of the News is a native by birth of the United States
and has lived in the islands many years we have conhned our
statements to conditions there and here, in the islands.
We are satisfied that no considerable number of field hands from
the states could be induced to come here to labor in the tields. If
they can be had from other lands by all means let us have them
We hope the plan can be carried out successfully and sincerely
hope that it may be done soon. From what country the labor
may be brought to the best inerests of the islands is a matter for
those familiar with condition in foreign lands to decide. Bnt by
all means let us get all we can and treat them in such a manner as
will induce them to stay.
Continued from pnire 1
for plowing this road and with
this assistauce the cost will not b
I have not had the time yet
to undertake the survey of the line
from Pauwela towards llalchflku
as directed last meeting but will
have this completed by the next
In accordance with the instruct
ions of the Board I have advertised
for the construction of the fence
along the new road at lluelo. Six
bids were received, ranging from
3 4-10 cents per running foot to
1-4 cents. The contract was let
at the latter figure to Kupa Piohia
and work has begun.
The grading and preparation for
macadamizing from Camp 3 to
Camp 2 on the belt road at Spreck
elsville has been practicall y com
pleted and the surface compacted
by sjirinkling and rolling. A large
quantity of rocks have been broken
to a size sui able for the crusher
all ready to begin macadamizing,
as soon as the crushing plant can
be delivered to us which will be in
about one wek. The wagon for
hauling crushed rock and one set
of lead-harness have arrived at
Kahului. The wagons are simply
frames, and side-boards, end gates
and bottom slats are being made,
giving a capacity to each wagen
of about 2 12 cubic yards. I trust
that by the next meeting of the
Board a considerable portion of
this road shall have been macada
mized. On the lower Paia road, which is
in reality the main belt road and
would be used more if it were in
good condition, a number of large
rocks and boulders have been re
moved from the surface.
Sections of the Iao valley road
not covered by the contract tinder
way are being repaired by making
ample ditches and cross-drains
raising the surface from six inches
Improve Our Roads. The County Board of Supervisors
should plan to expend for public improvements during the present
year, every dollar in the treasury that is not absolutely necessary
for current expenses.
This will give employment to hundreds of people needing em
ploy ment, and accomplish public improvements that are needed
and will be a lasting benefit to the entire County and get into cir
culation again, funds that for a time are tied up and withheld from
business in general.
As long as there are funds as an incentive to corruption, only
the more public spirited men are willing to sacrifice their time in
the public cause, but let there be a large surplus and every grafter
in the whole county is willing to serve the county for his own
We believe the policy we advocate is not only the wish of the
majority of the people, but the policy the board will pursue and
the work being done by the county engineer and his corps of able
assistants will be of greater benefit to Maui Conuty generally than
was ever done for us in five times the same period under the old
That the citizens endured the unsatisfactory, conditions of the
past, as long as they did, can be explained only by the statement
that the senseless vaporings of the Home Rulers, made many
doubt whether the majority were sufficiently familiar with their
duties to themselves and the community to exercise their franchise
The results of the last election were certainly gratifying, and
the work of the county officers has met with universal approbation.
Let the county officers all, and the County Board especially,
carry out the wishes of the people and receive the endorsement
of a grateful people at the polls next November by the election of
a straight republican ticket.
Shooting Out O! Season. At this time of the year as
every one knows, the Chinese pheasants are nesting and will soon
bring forth their young, adding life to our fields and forests that
but for them are nearly destitute of birds. In spite of the condi
tions that exist hunters persist in shooting these birds that are a
delight to all.
Probably many will hold that during certain seasons of the year
these birds may be killed, but no true sportsman would think of
shooting them at this season.
Owing to the great presence of great numbers of mongoose, it is
a hard struggle for existence of any ground nesting bird and many
have been exterminated by them.
Let those who are given to wantonly slaughtering these
pheasants pause and consider, and then recognizing the wrong
'they have done, give the birds a chance for life at least while they
are bringing forth and caring for their young.
to one foot, removing large stones
and dressing the surface with the
natural material found on the side
of the pali adjoining. This work
will he completed nt a reasonable
cost at about the same time as the
completion of the extension and
re-location now being done by the
The old Waikapu-Camp 0 and
Kula Road which has been neglect
ed for many years has been made
passable by cutting away branches
of trees, clearing loose .rocks and
The experiment made with oil
and rock screenings for a dressing
over the cobble slones at the turn
on the beach road near the railroad
crossing has undoubtedly proven a
success. The only drawback to
this work ia the drifting sand from
the beach which catches on the
sticky surface of U.e oil road,
whereas it formerly was blown
away from the hard rocky surface,
but a portion of this road so treat
ed which is somewhat sheltered
from the drifting sand has developed
a remarkable smooth and elastic
surface with but a very little treat
ment of oil. I have been advised
by the Superintendent of Public
Works that this class of oil has
been used in Honolulu and found
inferior to that of the Pacific Oil
Company, which is a heavy oil,
richer in asphaltum constituents.
This experiment and also the form
er one on a strictly earth and sand
road further towards Kahului con
vince me that even this oil will be
a decidedly economical substance
to use for our roads where rock is
I recommend that road from end
of first oiled road in Kahului to end
of old macadam near the Kahului
Pump be dressed with oil. This
road is always troublesome. In dry
weather it is dusty and full of
holes, and in wet weather it be
comes very muddy. The portion
from Kahului to the fork of the
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roads will have to be raised about
a foot to kei p it clear of flood
water. The total cost for a total
distance of 6,600 feet would be
$2,000.00 to $2,500.00. This is a
very important road, and I think
the method proposed will he the
The Camp 4-Kula road has been
put in very good condition by the
removal of outcropping rocks and
The Wailuku sidewalk matter
has been investigated more thor
oughly. Lines and grades have
been run from the upper corner at
Bailey's property down Main Street
to Market and along Market to
Efime J able Kahului Slailroad Company
STATIONS A. M. P. M. STATIONS A.M. P.M.
Wailuku Paia Pas. Pas. Freight Freight Freight Pas. Pas. Kahituji--Puunene F & P F & P
A. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. P. M. P. M. P. M. A. SI. P. M.
Kahului Leave 7.00 8.42 1 45 2.00 3.45 Kahului Leave 6.20 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 6.40 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.32 9.17 12.40 2.32 4.15 Kahului Arri"e 6.55 1.55
Kahului Leave 7.35 9.40 2.35 Kahului Leave 8.00 3.05
Sp'villo Arrive 7.47 9.55 2.47 Puunene 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 Kahului Arrive 8.35 3.40
Paia Leave 8.12 10.55 3.12
Sp'villo Arrive 8.24 11.10 3.24
Sp'ville Leave 8.27 11.20 3.28
Kahului Arrive 8.37 11.35 3.38 x '
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Vineyard Street and an adjust
ment of the line has been proposed
to the Honorable A. N. Kepoikai
whose property ' lines require
straightening, winch proposition
has been agreed to, and which will
be shown on the plan of this streel.
It appears to me that it would not
be advisable to attempt to change
tha location of the ditch under the
sidewalk on Market Street for var
ious reasons. It would be difficult
to divide the water thus and avoid
dissatisfaction on the part of the
users. Furthermore, I consider the
ditch running in its present loca
tion as on excellent sanitary meas
ure for it is capable of carrying
away not only the regular flow but
all of the storm water coming down
the side-streets and through the ad
jacent property. I would recom
mend that this ditch, which is for
the greater part lined with rock, be
made smooth and tight by means
of cement, and that it he nut on a
uniform grade. Much of this would
be comparatively inexpensive and
would add but little to the cost of
the sidewalk above it. Gratings
for each inlet should be provided
and manholes, say every 100 feet.
I tie Kahakuloa trail from the
end of the new road at Marshall's
place has had practicallv no at
tention for several years. A force
of men has been put on this road
and it is much improved and h
men will bo kept there continuous
ly until the work is completed.
ine landing at Mcgregor's being
conscructed by the Territory is
finished. Some details in addition
to the work specified in the con
tract have been found necessary
from lessons learned during tho
recent heavy Kona weather. Two
additional sway-braces are required
for safety and heavier drift-holts
for holding the joists down to tho
capi. As -this was a matter of
emergency I have taken the liber
Con tiuued on pa'e 5.