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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1907
THE WUI NEWS
ntered nt the l'obt Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hnwiii, ns second class mutter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People.
Issued Every Saturday.
Maul Publishing: Company. Limited.
Proprietors nrl Publishers,
FEBRUARY i), 1!07
The Activity Many persons returning from i,lie Volcano at
of Kilaueu. Kilauoa Hawaii toll of its wonderful activity
and all agree that the splendors of the fountains of molten lava are
With seams opening up away from the crater from w bunco is
sue steam or beat waves from the red hot lava plaiuly seen but a
few inches below the surface, one is prepared to expect sights of
an unusual nature but words fail to describe the feelings of the
spellbound spectator as he gazes into this inferno that sends mol
ten streams in great numbers, into the air one moment while the
next rivers of molten lava will pour into the pit while great break
ers of lava break against the sides of the pit like the breakers of
the soa. Occasionally terrific explosions are heard and tons of red
hot lava are thrown high into the air and making the most brilliant
display of fire works. With such scenes as these but ever chang
ing, ever impressive, ever sublime the spectator is held enchanted
by the awful sight and oblivious to all surroundings.
It is the belief of those acquainted with the volcano that it will
remain for months and perhaps years in this state and as it is per
fectly safe to visit all who can should go to see t his wonderful sight.
Especially to tourists should this prove an attraction of the first
class as it is easy of access and there are ample accomodations for
all who may come.
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A Growing Perhaps not one in fifty of our population know
industry. ' that canned pineapples forms the second largest
export of the territory and yet that is a fact.
The pineapple industry has forged ahead in leaps and bounds
and has passed all other sources of income from exports except
It was but a few years ago that rice was second and far ahead
of any other export except sugar and now the export of rice is
left far behind by the new industry that has forged ahead at such
a rapid rate that it will soon become a very important source of
income for the Territory.
It is estimated that the output of canned pines for the Territory
for the present year will make a return to the canners of 700,000.00.
There are yet thousands of acres of land thut will produce ex
cellent pines that are now idle. Every year many acres are added
to the cultivated area for this purpose and in the course of a few
years it is estimated that the Territory will produce two million
cases of canned pines besides many thousands of crates of the
fresh fruit. The pineapple industry is not an experiment but
has reached the dividend paying basis that firmly establishes it
as a permanent industry.
That Rotten At a recent meeting of representative citizens
Plank. of Honolulu Mr. Ballentine expressed the
opinion that the plank in the Republican flat form relative to turn
ing the waterworks system over to the Counties was a mistake for
the reason that the system in Honolulu was costing i;)00.00 per
month more than was received for it. hence it should have been
kept by the Territory in order to force the other Counties to pay
for the luxury furnished the people of Honolulu.
Knowing the attitude of Honolulu it- is a surprise that the gentle
man did not go further and object to turning over the other sys
tems for the reason that they are revenue producing institutions
and their returns would go still furthm to till the coffers of the
Territory whose one object seems to be the upbuilding of Honolulu
at she expense of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii.
Of course the gentleman is correct. Whatever is a loss should
be borne by the Territory and whatever is a profit should be turn
ed over to the County of Oahu, but it is quite sure the representa
tives and Senators of three of the Counties will fail to see the mat
ter in that light.
Some of them will probably be so impertinent as to want to
know why Honolulu's water system has been extended to such an
extent as to bo a loss of $(1000.00 per month and the members from
Maui may want to know wliy the system in VVailuku aud Kahului
although netting .flOOO 00 per annum cannot be extended at all but
the net proceeds are turned into the treasury of Honolulu for the
upkeep of that city.
The UHcleHsnesBof tFortlf icntioiK
Feb. 4th. 1907.
EJitor "Maui News"
Dear Sir: The Honolulu "Ad
vertiser" seems to have awakened
to the fact that there is some
thing in the question of our food sup
plies in case of war, ami isolation of
these Islands from all sources where
necessaries could be obtained. We
are told that as a preliminary to war
Oahu would be supplied with at least
three years' stores! Yes, for whom?
Combatants, or non-combatants, or
both? If for bot;i, (and we Maui people
hope to be included in' any scheme
for feeding the multitude) the victual
ling of the place is a job of enormous
dimensions. There are about 150,000
people living here now, and assuming
that stores to the extent of 1 lb. per
day per head for three yeirs were
provL ed, it moans that over 75.000
tons of food stuffs would be required,
with necessary storage capacity.
Hut when the "Advertiser" men
tioncd three years supply, stores for
the combatant forces were probably
meant, and it becomes pertinent to
ask what are the preliminaries to a
rupture of diplomatic relations? In
the Russo-Japanese struggle lately
ended, shots were tired, men slain,
and ships sunk before the authorities
at St. Petersburg appreciated the
deadly earnestness of the Japanese
Government; so it will be in toe ease
of any war; if we, the inhabitants of
these Islands were to be caught with
but a few days notice, between the
upper aud nether millstones of such
a Titanic conflict ns that above re
ferred to, we would find our cables
cut, our steamship services complete
ly dislocated within twe weeks of the
opening of hostilities and we would
be thrown upon our own resources,
not only as to our food supplies, but
also as to the control of the compa
ratively immense number of aliens
now living and working here, and
this last would be a task involving
grave issues unless carefully plumed
out and preparations made before
hand. It is very uulikt ly that tin United
States will ever be attacked by any
Power, but if the unexpected should
happen, and an enemy strong enough
to carry on a campaign against it
with a fair chance of success, should
appear in force in these waters, our
position would be critical indeed. We
would be allowed no time to produce
our own food stulTs as suggested by
our "Advertiser" friend, with a de
gree of cheerfulness that positively
illumines our dingy February skies;
our visible stock would disappear
with a rapidity to be seen to be ap
pieciated, and those who waited fo
their breakfasts to grow would be
very, very hungry before appeasing
We hold to our propositi n that to
establish forts with a powerful fleet
to cover them would be farcical, the
corollary is, that given an adequate
fleet making iis headquarters here,
at these Islands, forts are not needed
Late telegrams seem to indicate
that the authorities at Washington
mean to spend some money here in
defences, but as $05,000,000 have
been voted for the increase of our
naval strength, it is probable that
CIGARS, TOBACCO and
SMOKER'S ARTICLES . . .
No store on the Island of Maui car
ries a larger nor a liner line of Cigars
than our line.
Here are some of tho brands carried:
El Principe dc Gales,
Cremo, Owls, etc.
Priced from 5 cents to 25 cents each.
We will sell you one cigar or a box.
Cigarettes. Egyptian Deities, KEF,
Astron, Turkish Delight, Vaporia,
Demetrio. KhediviaJ, etc,
Pipes. Wo carry a fine line of Briar
Pipes from 25 cts. to $5.00 each.
We have the latest model of Talking
Machines and the latest Records on
It is e.asy for anyone to buy a Victor
Talking Machine on the installment
Come and ask to hear the January
records. Prices from 30j: to $1 each.
The Pioneer Store
GREAT VOTING CONTEST
FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF LEARNING
"WHO'S WHO" ON MAUI
1st Prize A Handsome Bedroom Set, valued at k 1 OO.Ot
2nd " A Complete Set of Dishes 00.()(
3rd "15 yards Rest Silk (color to suit) ..." 20.0(
1th " A handsome Gold Handled Umbrella (with Monogram of winner) . ..())
5th " One bag Rest Japanese Rice ti.OC
Gth " One Hammock 1 n.Ot
7th " 1 Fine Straw Hat for Gentlemen or 1 pair Shoes for Lady 4.00
Total Value of Prizes. $200.00'
Beginning Saturday, February !), all ballots issued will be stamped; "Good if Cast
on or before ". We have been compelled to resort to this practise for the reason
that all who receive votes are holding on to them and we'll simply be vamped when the
last day of the contest arrives. Vote at any of our stores, but V O T E !
MAUI DRY GOODS & GROCIiRY CO.
WJ All I IIV- IT P ACM CTADP
M. D. G. & G. Co's SHOE STORE.
The Progress Stores.
while Uncle Sam proposes to use the
Hawaiian group ot islands as a shield
and buckler for the Pacilic littoral
of the mainland, the defences' of that
shield will mainly consist 'of floating
batteries, l. e. warships, which would
protect the whole group, and cost a
great deal less, than local shell traps
in the immediate vicinity of Honolulu
which would have no more effect in
guarding Hie ocean thoroughfares
leading to the ports of Kahului and
Hi!o, than batteries in San Francisco
J. A. HARRIS
Carriage Painting. Sign Painting,
House Painting, Koa Polishing,
Carriage Trimming, Paper Hanging'.
Painters and Paper Hangers furnish
ed by the day on short notice.
'PHONE YOUR ORDERS
Tlie Kahului Harness Shop
Harness Making and Repairing.
Saddles Made and Repaired.
General Leather Work, etc.
J. A. HARRIS. Prop.
NEW OFFICE i
Kahului Railroad Co's
Oiifice, Masonic Bld. KAHULUI.
Tho goods we handle are made lo please.
CALL AND LOOK THEM OVER.
Pukalani Milk Dairy
If you want a daily supply of
fresh, pure milk, or fresh milk
Tel. 166 Makawao
Market Str, Wailuku
ANTONE B0RBA, Prop.
Full line of popular brands ot
Celebrated Pritno & Seafte
25c 2 Glasses 25c
of Hawaiian Tobacco,
Dealers in and Handlers of Briar
and Meerschaum Pipes.
Mail orders attended to promptly.
CORNER HOTEL and FORT STS.
Fine Job Printing at the
Maui Publishing Co.
time &able ""Dialiului Slailvoad Company
WAILUKU PA1A DIVISION
STATIONS t M- lM- Pas. STATIONS I J" M- I F't.
Pas. Fit. Pas. Pas. only Pas.
Kahului Leave 7.00 2.00 Kahului Leave 6.2D 1.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 2.12 Puunene Arrive G.35 1.35
Wailuku Leave 7.20 2.20 Puunene Leave (i.4n ' 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.M2 2.32 Kahului Arrive ti.55 1.55
Kahului Leave 7.35 !U0 2.35 5.10 Kahului Leave 8.1;i 9.45 3.10
Sp'villo Arrive 7.47 ..55 2.47 5.22 Puunene Arrive 8.25 10.00 3-25
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.15 2.50 5 25 Puunene Leave 8..J0 1030 3.:
Paia Arrive 8.05 10.35 3.05 5.40 Kahului Arrive 8.45 10.45 3.4a'
Puia Leave 8.13 10.50 3.15 5.45 Kahului Leave 945
Sp'ville Arrive 8.:J5 3.35 Puunene t Arrive 10.00
Sp'ville Leave 8.40 3.40 J Puunene Leave
Kahului Arrive 8.52 11.30 3.52 6.05 Camp 5 Arrive 10.30
Kahului Leave 8.55 11.45 3.55 Kihei Arrive 15 ,
Wailuku Arrive tl.10 12.00 4.10 , Kihei Leave n'30
Wailuku Leave 9.20 12.20 4.15 .
Kahului Arrive 9 33 12.35 4.30 Kihei trains Tuesday only and carry freight only.
Kahului Railroad Companv
AGENTS ROR J
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Ltd. ; ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Line of Siiiling Vessels Betweer
San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STII VMSIJIP CO;
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NOR WEST anJ REDWOOD LUMBER in all sizes rough and surfaced. S.
in Cedar and Re d wood.CEDR A ULDINGS and INSIDE FINISHING I
CORRUGATED IRON, GALVANZED IRON, ZING, GALVANIZED IRON
CEMENT, OILS and PAINTS, FENCE WIRE and STAPLES: NAILS Plj
PH. DOORS and BLINK
f.UBER. lso a full Hue
IPE, COAL TAR,
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