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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1906
Wailuku, Maul, Sept. 1, 1906.
To the Honorable Board of Super
visors, County of Maui.
I have the honor to submit the
following report as County Engineer
for the month of August.
Hana District. The new bridge
across Laluau stream at Keanae has
been completed and the approaches
on either side are under wi y. It will
be passable for travel In a few days,
and the whole work will be completed
some lime du ing this month. Thi
cost of this work will be very close to
the estimate of $1000.
Another new bridge has been
built Bt Keaime to replace the old
decrepit truss across Kuikuipuka
A concrete pier 1 as been erected in
the middle, and a simple super
structure of joists and floor with u
stout railing built.
Between Kaeleku and Ilonomaele
two small bridged of 20 feet span
have been entirely replaced with new
The new superstructure of Kaha
waihapapa bridge has been erected
with the exception of a few floor
planks which have been delayed in
Bridge w rk has been much delay
ed on account of the rains which have
been frequent and heavy.
Comparatively little road work has
been done, the bulk of it having been
confined to clearing the roadway of
lantana and guavas, with some re
dressing at Keanae, Kaeleku and
It is hoped that the regradinir
between Kaeleku and liana can be
undertaken shortly, as ' this road is
becoming more and more traveled
and there are several excessve
grades which make hauling ' very
difficult. The cost of regrading' this
section would be about $1200.
It is' recommended that this work
be taken up at an early date.
Makawao District. Comparatively
little macadamizing was done during
the month, on account of shifting the
crushing plant to a larger quarry, the
the rock at the former site having
given out.' The plant is about ready
to begin crushing at the new location,
having been fitted with a revolving
screen and a bin with three coin
partments for the various sizes of
888 feet of road have been graded
ready1 for' macadamizing, reducing
all grades to 6 or under, cn the
Paia-Makawao road from the n w
The grading of the relocation of
the Paia-Makawao road at Pal'.uli is
nearly finished, but there is consid
erable trimming to do there, from
one and to the other, which will take
the most of this month to complete.
The pineapple road at Haiku has
been' completed, having been re
crowned and drained tor a distrance
of about & miles, and the gang has
been shifted over to the Paliuli road.
On the Kula main road from Koo
noulu to Oruaopio, considerable re
pair wbrk has been necessary,crown
ing, blasting out rocks, etc. Koheo
bridge has been entirely rebuilt.
The main road from Opaepilau
gulch to Huelo has bad a general
overhauling, and is now, with the ex
ception of a very hort section this
side of Honokala, in as good a 'condi
tion as possible for such heavy grades,
as is expected to remain so under
the cantotiier system.
Regarding the proposition to ex
change the old Huelo Landing road
for the tramway grade, I have to
report that the latter does net run
over the lands of the Huelo Hui, but
of an individual, who does not look
with favor up this change. As he is
one of the principal parties who use
the road, it seems best to let the
Matter drop. The old road has there
fore been overhauled as well as prac
ticable, although it has not been possi
ble to reduce the steep grades.
I have inspected very carefully the
Nalliilihatle bridge which was partly
washed out early in August, and it is
being repaired. The contractor has
authorized me to go ahead with tbe
repairs and he will pay the cost
theraotif it can be shown that the
damage was due to poor construc
tion. Lumber has beenjordered for the
rebuilding of the Kailua bridge, as
mentioned in my last report, and
th's will be erected as soon as the
All lumber purchased for use in tbe
wet districts Is now given a dipping
in oil and corboliueum before it leaves
the lumber yards and when it Is in
a thoroughly dry state. This it is
hoped will render it much longer
proof against decay then the bridges
we have been repairim; and replac
ing for the past year.
Wailuku District. The macadamlz
ing between Camp 2 and Camp 3 is
considerably hindered by tbe scarcity
of suitable stone for the crusher,
rocks is being gathered In the fields by
carts and wagons and hauled t the
plantation 11. R. track and delivered
by courtesy of the plantation to the.
crushing plant bv the trains. This
necessitates double hi (idling of the
stone. Also, in order to get enough
to dressing and sidewalk material, it
is uecessary to set the jaws so close
that the amount passing through the
crusher is comparatively small. For
this reason it seems advisable that
any new sidewalk work be postponed
until our new crusher arrives. The
ideal adjustment of the crusher
would be such that sufficient stone of
each size be made at the same time,
but when an excess of fine material
is required, the amount of stone
crushed is considerable less, with
nearly the same cost of operation of
the crusher, although of course a less
cost of gathering rock.
The flume along Main street, below
Dr. Wcddick's office has been remov
ed and the ditch filled in flora there
to the new depot.
The towu of Wailuku has, been giv
en a general cleaning up, by remov
ing weeds from the edges of the
roads, clearing out ditches, etc., in
preparation for heavy rains, that
may be expected now at any time.
In connection with the proposed
new sidewalk on Main street to the
Depot and Market street, south of
Main, it will be necessary to do some
regrading at the corner of Main (and
Market streets sufficieat to render
the turn safe, by raising the S. .
corner, bufflcleot nmod must be
made now at least to hold the curb
iug about to be laid on Main street.
General repair work has been done
in Waikapu village, the road from
Waikapu to Puu Hele, Puu Hele to
Kihel, graveling dressing, etc. as
Turnpiking the Waihee road has
progressed fairly well, 2200 feet hat
ing been done during the month by
two gangs. At the Waihee bridge
one of tbe epaus has been replaced
with a fill and culvert, and two of the
three concrete piers for the other
spans erected. Tbe work has been
delayed a number of times by fresh
ets, b t no loss has ensued, except
tbe delay in completing the bridge.
It is hoped to complete everything
there this month.
The Kahakuloa trail to the Hono
kohau boundary has been cleared of
loose rocks, brush, etc., and holes
rilled up drains made, etc.
The Iao road has been put in first-
class shape as far as Field's place,
and there stopped to await the
action of the Board.
Final arrangement have been made
with the H. C. AS. Co., for use of
cars and track for dressing the main
Kahului-Paia road from ' Kahului.
Paia road from Pump 4 to Kahului
with gravel from Camp 7, and work
begins this week. The plantation
makes no charge for the use of cars
and track. Iut the County Is to pay
the actual cost for hauling the' grav
el from Camp 7 by locomotive.
Lahaina District. While shifting
the crushing plant from its old
site to Launiupoko the work of ma
cadamizing through town has gon e
on with natural material from a quar
ry at Mala. This work has been
carried as far as the landing on one
street and beyond the pond by the
courthouse on the Main street lead
ing towards Olowalu. 675 feet of
macadamizing laid and 350 c. y. ma
terial on band.
The crushing plant is now practi
cally ready to begin work on its new
location, but still the revolving screen
so long delayed ha9 not arrived.
Tbe section of regrading from Ho-
nolua to Kahaulki has been practically
completed, and a new' section con
necting this with Napill on a grade'
of 5 muximum has been staked out,
ready for construction, which will
Work on the new Hue at Olowalu
has also begun and rocks for riprap-
ping the fill at the pond hauled ' to
the locality ready to deposit.
The walks uboit the Courthouse
park have been filled and dressed
and 390 running feet of curbing laid
south and east of Court yard.
The steep grade on the Mill road
has been reduced by making a fill
with old bricks, bard coal ashes and
other material from the mill to a
point 150 feet west. This road is the
one used most next to the main road,
and it really should be macadamized
as soon as the worst portions of the
main road shall have been finished.
Two new cement pipe culverts
have been put in across the main
street aggregating a length of 72
feet, besides a short wood drain to
connect with one of these.
The usual general repair work has
gone along on the roads Honolua
Honokohau, Honokohau to Mala,
Lahainaluna Avenue, Launiupoko to
Olowalu, Olowalu to Ukumehame,
cutting glue und other brush, remov
ing stone !, filling stones, etc.
I recommend that arrangements
be made to purchase a new water
cart, equipped with a gasoline en
pine, if one be ordered now it would
probably arrive by the time d y
weather sets in when it will be need
ed badly cwing to the certain short
age of the mountain supply.
Mr. Kahookele writes that he has
completed 10 district maps and
there are two end perhaps three
more which will complete the list
of those available in tbe survey
office. This will be done before the
end of this month. Upon his return
it will be necessary to add to these
maps the roads built and changed
since the original maps were drawn,
and locate them also on the large
map f f Maui.
Spelling Reform Rouses
Great Britain's h.
"There has been nothing like it
since Mohammed reformed the calen
dar by making the year consist of
twelve lunar months.' It 'serves us
right. The thing had to be reformed
and taken In hand somehow, and if
we refused to attend to it, we must
make the best of having our hand
forced." George Hernard Sfcaw.
Oyster Bay, Aug.: 24.- President
Roosevelt has exprest himself thoroly
in favor of the Cat negie spelling re
form movement. Today be add.-est a
communication to Public Printer
Stillings at Washington and 'imprest
on him that hereafter' all messages
to which the president's name is affixt
and all other documents passing thru
bis bauds from the White house shall
be printed throut in accordance with
the rules fix t by the Spelling reform
ers beaded by professor Brander Mat
hews of Columbia University.
Tbe President in his communication
discust the subject of spelling reform
in a way to show he wlsht his request
to be carefully lookt after the public
printer. The chief eiecutive has
confest himself to be wrapt up with
the idea of reformed spelling and an
nounces that he has claspt hands with
Its sponsors, i.. is request - today is
exprest in on mixt manner, and if
transgrestor winkt at would no doubt
cause him to be vest with printer
Altho the subject of spelling reform
was not discust at -length either by
the president or by Secretary Loeb
today it is lookt upon as a tixt policy
of the administration, The official
sancition of the movement will doubt
less soon have thoroly Imprest the
heads of the departments at 'Wash
ington as no fan torn reform, and tho
no order has been given for them to
tall into line without question we shall
soon see all official documents drest
In the new garb.
The spelling reformers have long
wisht for just such support. Now
that they are posest of the president's
ear they feel they have stept far out
toward universal recognition for
which they have prest with flxt pur
pose, and spoken for with voices that
would not be husht; The list the
president has indorsed numbers 300
words, iu which the committee has
dropttheold spelling for the new.
This list' contains such' words as
"drest!" for the old form "dressed,"
thr a" for "through" and "tlpt" for
tipped." Whjn new forms are affixt
to this Us by the committee it Is the
president's prof est Intention to have
them supplied' to Public Printer
Stillings and ' to Secretary Loeb.
A clerk not well up In the scheme
asked if the President's order would
make the hard words any easier.
Said another clerk la reply: Not
on your life: It ju&fc takes some of the
easy ones and makes them look as' if
they had been crept and crost and
crushtbya pedagog- who bad just
step la for a minute and stopt to say,
while be winkt, that be wish b could
telescope all the words In tbe lan
London, August 26. Andrew Car
negie, the financial backer of the
spelli' g reform movements, has wired
the London "Standard" as follows on
the subject of President Roosevelt's
"I am delighted, but not surprised,
over the President's action. You ask
whether Great Britain should follow
bis example. You have the answer
in Professor Skeat's recent address
before the ac demy, and in the views
of the editor of the Oxford dictionary,
Dr. Murray, who are two leading
"The educationalists who have this
matter in charge in America are not
revolutionists, but evo utionists.'
"Recognizing that the English lan
guage is a growth which must con
tinue to grow or wither, we should
not rest until it is as nearly as phone
tic as Italian. When that day comes
its spread over the world will be
rapid. Indeed the onlj bar to its be
coming the universal language Is its
"Personally I believe that the more
the governments of the two branches
of the English-speaking race co-operate,
the better it will be for the race
andthewoild. Their public docu
ment should conform to tbe same
No such storm of ridicule has stir
red the British press in years as that
created by Roosevelt's, or as one
paper suggests, "Rusvelts" spelling
pronouncement. His idea of strength
ening out the English language is de
scribed as "the height of a breezy
depostism that is calculated to make
the Kaiser green with envy,"
One paper asserts it is easier to
subdue the people than a language,
and the resistance of the Filipinos to
the Americans' rule is child's play
compared to the stubborn value of
the English "ough," The suggested
spelling of "kist" causes the most
trouble. Many spelling reformers
cannot swallow that. Carnegie is by
no meaus popular in England and
come J in for tonguelashings.
"Does the President hope," asks
one of tbe leading dailies, "that culti
vated, scholarly Americans wiU scari
fies the history and meaning of tbe
language because his messages to
Congress are printed in the jargon
which Carnegie has undertaken to
subsidize? That eminent ironmaster
has spent considerable sums in found
ing libraries, but any gratitude that
he may have earned by his generosity
would be wiped out if he succeeded
in debasing the literary courage' of
the Anglo-Saxon race. Carnegie in
bribing authors to have their books
set up in his Philistine lingo. For
tunately none whose example is likely
to be dangerous has succombed. No
educated Englishman would tolerate
the vulgar form which Roosevelt
wishes to popular ize."
There is a very general expression
of the belief that Roosevelt is intox
icated a little too much by bis power.
It is frankly acknowledged ' that
Americans can do what they -ike by
their language, inherited as It is, but
the suggestion that the English lan
guage should be "straightened out"
by an America a with a Dutch name
makes editorial writers and the pub
lic wrathy. The fame of this Presi
dential exploit is likely to live in the
memories of the people here long
after any services in behalf of peace
or the good of the world ' are forgot
Judge Dole drewjuries tor the Oc
tober term this morning: Grand jur
ors are as follows, from Honolulu: J.
H. Craig, Arthur F. Wall, C. S. Hall.
H. W. Green, Charles J. Hoke, W.
J. Moody; E. H. Holl. George Ct ozier,
James E. Ward, H. R Macfarlane,
John Wise, C. M. Pringle, George H.
Dunn of Lahaina, W.v L. Harvey1 of
Hana, C. Auld of Naalebu, R. A.
Wads war th of Kahului, A.T. Hagen
kamp, W. A.r Todd. A. C. Oibb and
A. M. Wilson of Hilo, A. Chalmers of
Laupahoehoe,' E. II. Edwards and
John De Mello of Napoo poo.
Trial jurors are the followm: From
Honolulu: George S. Waterhouse,' D.
F. Thrum, Adolph Gertz, J. R. Gait,
William A. Dickson, Frank E. Blake,
O. J. Cambell, W. F. Hall, J. J. Egan,
Samuel K. Hookano, W. T. Lucas,
W. L. Hopper, George Cavanaugh,
Frank B. McStocker, C. E. Eakin, J.
F. Brown, E. H. Hart, C. J. Falk,
William Norton, E. Brumagbim,
Samuel Eaaloa, C. Percy Morse, C.
T. Rodgers, II. P. Both, F. J. Kru
ger, George D. Mahone, W. E.
FraseB, F. C. Enos, E. H. Lewis
Edward T. Grady, W. R. Foster,
Henry A; Gunther; W. McWayue of
Kailua, Neil Boyle of PApaaloa, O.
C. Wharton of Eleele, Henry Glass of
Paauhatf, J. H. Arendt of Wairaea,
Kauai; C. A. Stoble, B. F Sc hoen .
U. Serrao and C. E. Wright of Hilo;
H. C. Sheldon, Lihue, Kauai; A Eons,
Jr.i Wailuku Maui; Carl Wldemann,
Mana, Hawaii; John Dow; Lahaina,
Maui; Frank Johnson, Karau?la,- Ha
waii C. C. Maltee, Hanalei, Kauai;
C. B: Fishes, Honokaa; WV Decoto,
Lahaina, Poland Wilber, Kula; J. G.
Wymon, Lihue; Thomas B. Lyons,
Wailuku; W. S. May.Kohala; Herman
Wolter, Llbue;W. T. Robinson, Wai-luku;-J.
M. Spaulding, KeaUa; W.
'The Seven' Of Wall
Street Made Known.
New York, August 25. Reference
to "The Seven" of Wall street re
cently has drawn out numerous in
quiries as to the identity of these
mysterious men who control all busl
ness enterprises and almost control
the political welfare of the United
States. By common consent in the
financial world the seven are John D.
Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, James J.
Hill, James Stillman, George F. Bak
er, Jacob Schlff and E. H. Hai-riman.
These seven men represent interests
that cover every possible phase of
business enterprise in America.'
Rockefeller's sphere of influence is
too well known to need description.
Many persons imagine that Mr.
Rockefeller is simply a figurehead,
but those who are familiar with do
ings at 26 Broadway know that H.
H. Rogers, William Rockefeller and
H. O. Havemyer and all of that
mysterious influence known as "The
System" is under his absolute domi.
nation. But ' "The System," while
skilled in broad financial plans, has
no banking ability, and here James
Stillman comes in. Mr. Stillman is
recognized as one of tbe greatest two
bankers in America. He it is who
finances the " schemes of tbe ' "Sys
tem." He has nothing to do with, the
plans of campaign, except to finance
them. But so great is his power
that be is recognized by his asso
ciates in the "System" as the equal
of John D. Rockefeller. The Rocke
feller plan of warfare is "to capture
XAs in everything humau there must
be two opposing forces, so there are
in the financial world, for 3: P. Mor
gan and George F. Bake', who stands
to him in the same relation that Still
man does to Rockefeller, represent
progress and hopef ulnes. They want
to make money, but they make it by
helping others do the' same. They
destroy only as a last resort. They
always try to get control of 'proper
ties first by letting the old owners
share in tbe profits or proposed com
binations. In tbe Morgan group are James J.
Hill, John E. Kennedy, Thomas F.
Ryan and others of that class. Some
of the subsidiary men In both the
Rockefeller and the Morgan groups
are so power ful as at times ' to rise
almost to the pre eminence of leader
H. C. Frick, in the Rockefeller
group, and Thomas F. Ryan; in the
Morgan group, just at present are
looming almost as big as their prin
cipals, Jacob chlff and James Speyer
are two men that are absolutely in
dependent of combinations and they
throw their influence to either side
from time to time, cs it seems to be
to the advantage of 'themselves - and
their followers. Behind Mr. Schlff
is arrayed the vast wealth of ' those
who follow him blindly wherever he
chooses to lead. His money power
is colossal and out of all proportion
to his own personal ' wealth. James
and he has a following in all parts of
Speyer's strength and independence
come from bis great following in Lon
don. Mexico obeys him as a master,
the world that is really marvelous.
Then there is E. H. Harrlman.
PROVERBS AND PHRASES.
A rich bride goes young to the
church. From the German.
Cast all your care on God; that an
chor holds. Tennyson.
A laying hen is better than a
standing mill. From the Scotch.
It costs the devH little trouble to
catch a lazy man. From tbe Ger
Find All of City Records
San Fraoclsco, August 30. It was
ascertained on 'Friday for tbe first
time since the fire that every filing,
document and record of tbe Super
visors' office was destroyed in the
great conflagration. While it - has
been knowu that all the books and
papers stored in the racks and cases
in the main office of the board and in
the committee rooms had been des
troyed, there was a hepe that the
more important records and filings
In the main vault of the clerk's office
would be found intact.
In It were stored the books con
taining the minutes of the meetings
of the Board of Supervisors sines
early in the fifties, also the original
copies of all ordinances ever passed,
franchises granted, deeds and leases
relating to city pioperty, contracts
without number, a vast number of
copies of blasting permits and other
privileges, besides innumerable re
cord books, volumes of other charac
ter and great masses of miscella
neous documents relating, as did the
books, to transactions covering half
a century of tbe city's existence and
growth. Every vestige of the con
tents of the vault was reduced to
No attempt bad been made until
Friday since the fire to open the
vault, when it was done in the pres
ence of John Ryan, chief assistant
clerk of tbe Board of Supervisors, a
number of Public Works Department
How toNnrse Husbands
Cleveland, August 27. The Cleve
land public schools are going into the
wife-making business. Girls will be
taught how to sweep, to cook, to
economize in household expenses, to
make their own clothes, to take care
of babies and td nurse their husbands
when they come home sick. The
philanthropic individuals back of this
movement for the welfare of husbands
are Superintendent Elzon of Cleve
land's public schools and Assistant
Superintendent Hicks,- whose ideas
will be embodied in the new "Tech"
Tom -My married brother solves
his vacation in a clever way.
Jessie How does he manage it?
Tom He collects these "Where to
Go" booklets, and by the time be
gets through them all it's September
and too late to starts-Brooklyn Eagle
Something To Be
We have just engaged a first
cass Carriage trimmer from Ho-'
noun and are now prepared to
execute a work in this line, in a
worVmanike manner, at reaaon
Also carriage, house and alg
painting done at short notice.
Phone for our prices at any time
Shop on Church St. Wailuku.
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