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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER J, 1906
Report of County Engineer
Wailuku, July 31, 190(5.
To the Honorable Board of Supervl
sors, County of Maui.
I have the h'tiior to submit the fol
lowing report as County Engineer for
the month of July.
liana District. Two piers of boul
der have been erected at the GO ft.
Kuhawaihu pupa bridge, and bridge
lumber is on the ground ready to
erect the superslruciui e. This does
away with one tnoro expensive trus
Excavations have been made for
j the foundations of piers at the new
crossing of Lalau stream, Keanae,
and a line has been run out and
cleared for tho approaches thereto;
it is hoped that the bridge will be
' open for traffic before the end of the
month of August.
The old bridge at the makai cross
ing of (Kuikuipuka being in a very
dangerous condition from general
decay it has been decided to build a
pier near the center and replace the
superstructure with one of simpler
design, discarding all trusses. This will
be completed during August.
NA small bridge at Keaaiki has had
to be entirely rebuilt, and two more
of the same size, viz: 20 ft. span will
have to be rebuilt at once.
Four more, Oiliwai, Manawaikeae,
East Keaaiki and Kuhiwa should
huve center piers and trestle bents,
new joists and about half new floor
ing. This class of work is compara
lively inexpensive and it will also
reduce future repairs about 75. Two
other bridges, Lanikele and Kalepa
lehua, should be replaced with stone
j culverts and filled. It is vers impor
tant that all of the above enumerated
i bridges be attended to within the
' next three months, in other words,
! as fast as the bridge crew can move
"' from one to the other; in order to
i prevent accidents. Other repairs to
I bridges iu the district will consist
merely occtsioLaliy replacing a floor
A number of residents of Wuilua
nui have asked that the trail leading
from there to Keanae be improved.
This trail has rarely ever been work
ed, and it seems to me proper to
3 grant their request. What is really
I needed there is a wagon road, but
the cost is beyond the means of the
I district for this year at least.
' Repairs in general have been con
fined to the Koolau district almost
( entirely during the month, in prepar-
ation forthe heavy fall rains soon, to
be expected there. .
'. Wailuku District. 1011 feet ol
macadam was laid on the main road
Camp 3 toward Camp 2, 20 feet wide
at a cost of 11094.45 or $1.08 per
running fool or about 5Jc. per square
With the high class of work being
done, the cost can hardly be reduced.
The scarcity of rock is the main
difficulty and without the aid of the
' plantation R. R. the cost would be
increased even more. The advisubi
: lity of reducing somewhat the thick
: ness of the layer of top dressiug is
being considered, with the view of
covering more ground now and later
on perhaps increasing it.
The three large bridges at Waihee
have become so badly decayed as to
bo dow quite dangerous ev3u to
horsemen; and repairs have been un
dertaken as follows:
The northernmost bridge is to be
done away with entirely, filling up
the space and raising the road level
three .feet, inserting a small stone
' culvert in the center to drain off
water that may collect. The sides of
this fill are to be riprapped with
large stones. The cost of this will be
1400 all told. A new bridge would
cost about the same. The trusses of
the other two spana are to be replac
ed with three concrete piers and a
simple superstructure of 11 foot clear
' roadway, raised 3 feet above the
present floor. The total cost of the
' whole reconstruction will be about
; $1100, which is not only less than the
cost of replacing these bridges as
they are, but the grade is considers
bly improve d.and the new bridge kept
well above the dirt of the road
degrading crowning and draining
the lao Road is nearly completed as
far as Field's place, where the new
road begins, but considerable nllim
is still required at the outlet of the
develooment tunnel. As soon as the
rails are taken up at this place,
culvert will be uut in. and the road
tilled to reduce the giade.
It seems to me proper to carry
th's work on with a regular small
gang and oil of the prison labor until
a good trail is com; Vied to the table
land; also to build a suitable bridge
about midway between the old second
and third crossings to reach the Ku
kui grove. Final plans for this have
not- been completed, but a prelimin
ary examination has been made from
which I am convinced that the plan
is both feasible and economical.
3150 feet of the Kapopoko road in
the lower part of lao below the main
road have been entirely rebuilt, turn
piked and properly drained. I am
told that this road had not been
touched for twenty years before, al
though it is used by very many peo
ple. The entire woodwork of the bridge
on the upper road to Waikapu was
so far gone with decay that it was
necessary to replace it all with new
lumber. 2250 feet of the road in Wai
kapu has been turnpiked and some of
it dressed with gravel.
2421 feet of the main road in Wai
hee has also been turnpiked. 1000
feet of the road from the Salt Poud
to the sand bills has been repaired
by hauling rock and riprappiug one
side, filling holes and applying a G in.
coat of gravel on it.
Of the sidewalk contracts, Main
street is completed, 7 feet wide from
High street to Market, curb is laid
for several hundred feet along Mar
ket, slabs are on h nd for about 200
ft. and foundation for these slabs is
prepared for the same distance.
As soon us these slabs have been
tested and shown to have the requir
ed strength they will be set in place.
At the request of a committee of
the Improvement Association and
several individual members of the
Board, the line of Market Street has
beeu straightened. This is without,
cost to the County other than the
carpentor work necessary in chang
ing steps and verandas of four" build
ings which projected over the line of
tho new sidewalk. The property
owners, however wish it understood,
that in allowing tho ditch to be shift
ed and the sidewalk to be built Within
the lines now occupied and claimed
by them, they do not relinquish any
right they may have in fee to the
strip or strips of land used.
On the High street contract grad
ing is partly done and curb is being
laid. An allowance of 20 feet is being
made at the north edge of the gov
ernment lot for a roadway to the
The Armory road has been runout
and the plan of same is submitted
will) this report for your considera
tion. Specificat'.ons have been prepared
for a curb and cement sidewalk on
on the south side of Main street from
Market street to the new depot
grounds, and tenders have been ad
vertised for to be opened on Tuesday,
Lahaina District. Work has been
taken up again on the Honolua road,
and 550 feet of road have been graded
on tho relocation at Kahauiki. where
the old grades of 15 and 20 have
been replaced with 5.
The usual repairs have been made,
emov'mg rocks, cutting brush, clear
ing ditches, etc., at Honolua to Ho
nokohau, Honokowui to Mala, Lau-
niupoko to Olowalu and Olowalu to
At Olowalu a line of new road has
been cleared of trees and brush
ready for grading. Rock has -also
been gathered for riprappiug the sea
side of the road where it will be sub
ject to the action of the surf,
As usual, the most important and
largest undertaking has been maca
damizing the mVm street through
town. 1176 feet have been completed
durina the nunth at a cost of $1099
Or 93c. per running foot.
Hauling is so far now from the
present site of the crushei that it has
been decided to shift the crusher to
Launiupoko.toa place along the plan
taion R. R. track, where rock
abundant, and of good quality.
1834 feet of stone curbing, made
from material taken from old stone
houses, have been laid, a'oi.g the
main street, and 1284 lineal feet
sidewalk have been graded with earth
Tho old fence around the historic
courthouse lot has beer, removed, and
new walks laid out and graded all
around the lot inside the line of palms
also diagonal walks from each corne
to the cent raj plot, with neat wooden
curbing on each aide. The most
this work has been done with prison
Lrhaina District needs a new
sorinklini: carl The old one is so fa
gDue that it is continually being oer
hauled for repairs, uud besides, it
unwieldy and unhandy. If a new car
be obtaiued, supplied with a gasoline
pump, much more cffctive work can
be done, and with a saving of about
20 per month. Salt water may bo
btained at many points on the main
road at a low lift, and it is much more
effective and lasting, besides the use
of salt water will afford a relief to the
mountain supply which is often over-
Makawao District. Rocommenda-
ions as follows:
Kailua bridge must be rebuilt. It
was built as a wagon bridgo in nbout
1900, and the trusses and joists are
thoroughly decayed already. As there
will be no occasion to use this as a
wagon bridge for several years, a
horse bridge, 8 or 10 feet roadway
should be erected in its place.
Kakipi bridge also should be re
paired, and It seems to me best to
eplace this expensive truss with a
ier in the middle. Sand gravel nnd
rock are easily obtained in the gulch
within 250 feet of the bridge, and a
pier can be constructed with but
little extra expense over the cost of
truss, with Ihe added advantages
of keeping the road open at all times
and also greatly reducing the cott
and simplifying the making of future
In repairing th Hielo Landing
road, it has occured to me to be a
good plan to make an exchange with
the Huelo Ilui of the present road
with the old plantation train road.
The old wagon rood is ns steep in
places as 20, full of rocks and badly
The tramway grade, buhH by the
old plantation, I believe, is above
all the way from tho landing to
the old plantation store, from there
on up the grade is satisiactory on
the old wagon road. A meeting of
the Huelo Hui will be held this week
o decide whether they will be willing
to make the exchange. I recommend
that the County avail itself of this
opportunity as it not only affords a
esirable road, but will be a saving
repairs now and in the future.
As the road is used only on steam-
r days it is probably not necessary
to fence, but gates can be used as
t present where the road enters the
The residents of Huelo District
ave asked that a fence be built along
the new road at Hoalua Gulch where
t winds around the pail alove the
Lowrie Ditch. This is quite inex
pensive, and I recommend that it be
A request has also been made by
the same pcoplo that a serviceable
rail be built from the Nailiilihaele
Bridtre to connect with t.ie end of
the ditch trail at Pa Gulch. The
rail would be about 3000 feet in
ength. Half of it would be very
ght work. Although no survey has
been made. it seems to me that a
good trail can bo made there for
about $250. It certainly is needed.
Report Of Deputy
For the month of July, 190G
To the Honorable D. II. Case,
County Attorney of Maui T. H.
Permit me to submit to you my re
port of work for .the month ending
July 31st, 1906, which is as follows:
July 2nd, Ter. of.Haw. vs. Meeau
and 2 others, charge of gaming, fined
$5.00 each. Ter. of Haw; vs. Kua
aud Kauelo, charge of drunkeness.
fined $3.00 each. Ter. of Haw. vs
Amaka. charire of drunkeness, fined
$3.00. Ter. of Haw. vs. R. W,
Howell, charge of driving without a
light, Dtf. pled guilty ond explained
to the Court that it was not the re
suit of carelesness. S. S. 13 Mo. Ter
of Haw. vs. Joe Gonsalves, charge of
assault and battery fined $5.00. Ter
of Haw. vs. Henry Cleveland and Joe .
Wilson, charge of drunkenesss, Cleve
land fined $3.00 ond Wilson forfeit
bail of $0.00. Ter. of Haw. vs. Car
penter, charge of assault and bat
tery, no evidence, so the case was
July 3rd, Ter. of Haw. vs. Chock
Wai et al, charged of paka pio, def
July 5th, Ter. of Haw. vs. 'Fran
ciseo Abrino, charge of drunkeness
fined $6.00. Ter. of Hiw. vs. Saka
hage, charge of using a cart without
a light at night, fined $5.00,
July Glh and 7th No cases.
July 9th, Ter of Haw. vs. Ah See
Loy, charte of Cho Fa def. discharg
ed. Ter. of Haw. vs. Ah Nin, charge
of Che Fa def. discharged.
July 10th, Ter. of Haw. vs. Robert
Denjomine and Ilatlie Kcaloha,
charge of fornication, defs. pled guil
ty and asked for time to marry which
was granted, the case was dismissed
after the marriage. Ter. of Haw
vs. Kupuka and Hclla Joseph, charge
f fornication, defs. were t'iven time
to marry and on the production of
the marriage Cer. the case was
July 11th, Ter. of Haw. vs. Fran
cisco Abrino, charge of drunkeness.
titied $6.00. Ter. of Haw. vs. Yako,
cliatge of drunkeness, fined $6.00.
Ttr. of Haw. vs. Manuel Rodrigues,
charge of assault and battery Sen
tence 6 Mo. hard labor. Ter. of flaw.
vs. Julia Pinero, charge ot drunken
ess, tineii fz.mi.
July 121 h, nnd 13lh, No cases.
July 14th. Ter. of Haw. vs. Isaiah',
charge of assault and battary, fined
July 16lh, No cases.
July 17th, Ter. of Haw. vs Mong
Chong, charge of vagrancy, not
enough evidt nee to go to trial case
July 18th, Lahaina District Court.
Ter. of Haw. vs. Mong ClieC nnd 16
others, charge of violating County
Ordinance, by being found in a house
with barred windows and doors, and
the display of gambling devices 16
were nol. prosfcd. and one was tried
July 19th, Ter. of Haw. vs. Ah Ning
ind 4 others, charge of gaming at
Puuncne defs. forfeited bail amount-
ng to $5.00 each. 'Ier. of Haw. vs.
Ah Fat charge of Che Fa. (Circut
Court) def. was called and the case
nol. prosed for lack of evidence to con
vict. Ter. of Haw. vs. Ah Fat,
charge ot Cho Fa, case nol. prosed on
the same ground. Ter. of Haw. vs.
Fong Lung, charge of Che Fa nol.
prosed on the same ground as above.
July 20th, Ter. of Haw. vs. Fran
cisco Abrino, charge of drunkeness,
July 21st, Ter. of Haw. vs. Wong
Tuck and 12 others, charge of gam
ng 12 of the defs. forfeited bail of
$3.00 each and one forfeited bail of
.50. Ter. of Haw. vs. Imada and
3 others, charge of gaming 3 forfeit
ed bail one nol. prosed.
July 23rd, Ter. of Haw. vs. Pae
maku and Kaikaiuu, charge of as
sault aud battery fined $3.00 each.
July 24th, Ter. of Haw. vs. Bella
Kauaku, charge of drunkeness, fined
$3.00. Ter. of Haw. vs. Pilepo Colon,
charge of drunkeness, lined $3.00.
Ter. of Haw. vs. S. Tosu, charge of
assault and battery S. S. 13 Md,
July 25th, Ter. of Haw. vs. Koga
wa and Kenemoto, charge of gaming,
July 26th, Ter. of Haw. vs Kaiko-
no, charge of drunkeness fined $3.00.
July 27th, and 28th, No cases.
July 30th, Ter. of lit w. vs. Fran
cisco Rosatio, charge of drunkeness
ined $3.00 Ter. of Haw. vs. Tin Tin
Hotey, charge of drunkeness fined
$3.00. Ter. of Haw. vs. -Masuda,
charge of gaming, forfeited bail $3.00.
Ter, of Haw. vs. Kono, charge of
furious riding, forfeited bail of $5.00.
So far there have been no commit
tal cases and no appeals, 3 caics re
main on the calander to be tried dur
ing the first week in August. The
total number of cases tried during
the month of July being 37.
W. F," CROCKETT,
Deputy County Attorney
Funeral of J. Edwards
Memphis, Aug. 10. Gathered
about a costly rosewood casket.sixty
dark-skinned Hawaiians, Friday
morning, weepingly paid a last tri
bute to Juan F. Edwards, the sweet
voice tenor, who died suddenly Tues
day afternoon at the Windsor Hotel.
With bowed heads and streaming
eyes thry listened to the last services
over the dead, and then marched to
the station, where the body was
placed on a train, and soon began its
loi) iournev to his native home in
It was a strange funeral service to
Americans, and many were gathered
at the undertakinir apartments of
Taylor & Norris, while hundred
stood on the sidewalk and watched
the procession as it slowly wended
its way to the station.
The services were entirely iu the
Hawaiian language, and were con
ducted by the Rev. U. R. Raker, D
D., u native preacher, who is accotn
panvinir the Hawaiian Hand rn its
tour of tliis country.
"Rock ov Ages" in Hawaiian.
Dr. Raker opened the services with
a short' talk, in which he briefly re
f 'i-red to the occasion for the melan
choly gathering. An octet, load by
Miss Lcl Lehua, the prima donna of
the company, then sang "Rock of
Ages." .That well known pong, in the
strange language of the singers,
sounded weirdly beautiful, a. id made
a deep impression upon the Mem
Dr. Biikfr then offered a prayer in
the native language, in which he
asked for Divine support to the widow
and little daughter in Honolulu, and
a blessing upon the member of the
Following this the minister read
from the Hawaiian Bible, Matthew
25, the first to the thirteenth verses.
DimiE Prowjces Tears.
A quartet, composed of B. Jonc9,
V. S. Ellis, S. Hiram and Z. Kapole
sang the Hawaiian dirge. While not
understood by many of those present,
the sud story was easily understood
in the music. The dirge had a mark
ed effect upon the foimer associates
of Edwards, As it began, many lean
ed forward, with their heads on their
hand. Then, as the music rose and
fell the tears tegan to fall, and be
fore it was half over nearly everyone
was weeping. The singei s themselves
were visibly effected, and sustained
themselves with much difficulty.
Dr. Baker followed with a short
ddress. He took as his text Mat
thew xxv, 13: "Watch, therefore,
for ye know neither the day nor the
our when the Son of Man cometh."
jn his exceedingly rapid native
tongue he reviewed the life of Ed
wards, and spoke of his many good
qualities. He then drew his lesson
from his death that was carried out
by the text, urging his countrymen
to live in such a manner that they
would be ready aany time to meet
FRIENDS CARESS CA8KET.
After another brief prayer by the
minister, the octet sang in their own
tongue. "Nearer, My God, loThee.''
The words of this hymn, written in
very tongue, seemed to bring out
the culmination of grief. Many who
had been weeping silently then sob
bed aloud, the ladies of the company
being particularly affected. Follow-
ng the benediction, by twos and
threes they gathered about the bier.
According to custom the casket was
closed, but they seemed to find satis
faction in caressing the receptacle
wherein their dead comrade lay, aud
muttering brief prayers over hit
There was considerable delay be
fore the hearse arrived, owing to a
misunderstanding as to the time of
the funeral, but the procession finally
started at 9:30 o'clock. The pall
bearer, A. R. Cinha, J. L. Ellis,
B. Jones, J. Harrison, W. Prestidge,
V. Schwartz, K. Kamakau and S.
Cohen, bore the casket to the hearse,
followed by the entire company. Then
the Royal Hawaiian Band gathered
in a semi-circle about the h:arse,
and under the direction of the regu
lar leader, Captain Berger, the band
rendered the Hawaiian dirge.
HAND FOLLOWS HEARSE.
The procession proceeded up Madi
son street to Main, and thence south
to the union station. The entire
company following the hearse on foot,
To the many thousands who listen
ed the music on the march was
strangely American. The musicians
began with "Near My God, to Thee."
Then, as they marched along, in ra
pid succession followed "Safe in the
Arms of Jesus." "The Sweet By and
By," Lead, Kindly Light," and "God
Be With You Ti 1 We Meet Again
As they approached the union statioi
the bani impressively rendered "The
Dead March in Saul."
At the station the body was placed
on board a Frisco train, which will
convey it to El Paso. There it will
be turned over to the Southern Paci
(ic, which will carry it to San Fran
cisco. At the latter poir.l it will be
placed on a ship and conveyed to the
waiting wife and daughter at Hono
lulu. 1 lie enure, trip will consume
about three weeks.
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Telephone 4. P. O. Box 17,
Found His Own
Way To Lockup.
Santa Ross, August 2. Billy Bray,
a local inebriate, took a commitment
from Police Judgo William P. Bag-
ley this morning, tucked it in his in
side pocket, marched to the doors of
the Ccunty Jail unattended and gave
himself up. He was placed in the
big steel tank, where he will remain
for five days on the orders of Judge
Bagley. Broy has been arrested
times without number by tho local
police, but his offense has never been
more serious than drunkenness. This
morning he was found in the cage,
and a bottle of wine laken from him
was presented to the Court as evi
dence, if additional evidence should
be found necessary.
Bray pleaded for a drink and he
was given one under promise that he
KO to the jail aud deliver himself up.
Bis gait was unsteady, but there
was never a falter as ho wended his
way to jail. There he asked for
Jailer Serafiuo Piezzi, his previous
record of incarcerations making him
to some extent familiar with that
official. Piezzi was out and Deputy
Sheriff John L. Cist was in charge of
the county caravansary.
"Well, I have come to stay m with
you for a while, remaiked Bray,
handing over the commitment. Be
was permitted to remain.
Something To Be
We have just engaged a first-,
cifs Carriage trimmer from IIo
nouu and are now prepared to
execute a work iu this line, in a
worktnauike manner, at reason
Also carriage, house' and sign
painting done at short notice.
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