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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1908
THE MAUI NEVUS
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Subhciptiox Rati:?, in Apvaxck per Year, SI. 50 Six Months
Hugh m . Coke,
A Few The New Year is the tine cf the greatest
Suggestions, number of pledges and ) cTonim! ions which mi
most cases last but a few weeks.
On New Years day or shortly thereafter a great, many "swear
off" as they call it and as regularly break their 1 Tonuses within a
A pledge to totally abstain from this or that I hi nr. is seldom kept
and each pledge that is broken leaves i!s maker a weaker niitti
with less confidence in himself ami less able to rombat temptations.
It is not the use but the abuse of what are commonly called vices
that hurts. Even Christ made wine and in many places in the
Bible its use was recommended. The drinkinir of wine or any
other intoxicant to elevation has at fill limes been condemned.
There are many however who can not use intoxicants without, its
effects getting controll of them and in such cases lr'.tl abstinance.
is the only safe guard against its degrading effects.
There is' another matter however of which we hear- but little and
is however more dangerous than drink or a'uiost any evil and that
is the living beyond ones income. We notice from time to time
men, especially young men, who lose good positions through their
living beyond their means. During the present year a number of
young men have lost positions where they had good apportunities
to rise and make an honorable record for themselves through ex
travagance when economy was the one thing that they should have
Dinners are given to friends who do not appreciate them, pre
sents are given to those who do not need them and luxuries bought
on time while their creditors who furnish them the necessities -of
life are required to wait and in a slftrt time such persons are
pointed out as being untrustworthy and become of less service to
their employers because of the public having no confidence in
them. . 1
If every one would determine that lie would pay all his debts
promptly, assume no obligation that he could not meet and lay by
a part of his earnings each month there would he no need of making
the foolish pledges that are so regularly broken.
REPORT OF THE SUPERINTEN
DENT OF PUBLIC ROADS.
The report of the County Superin
tendent of Roads was one of the mat
ters of importance consider ed by the
County Supervisors at their meeting
this week. It called forth iirech d;s
cussion and very strong c( mment.
It is in full as follows:
Wailuku. Maui, December 151 . 1907
To the Honorable lt-xml of Super
visors County of Maui.
I would respectfully beg tn suhm'r
. herewith my report for the mouth o!
WAILUKU DISTRICT. ,
Kahului Road: The macadamizing
of this road is now about, completed,
with the exception of the approaches
and that portion over the new
bridges. We are now crushing and
storing rock to be used for the uifin
ished portions and are also storing
sufficient rock to be used for repaid
ing, and for concrete drain pipes.
The cost of this work for the month
has decreased somewhat over that of
last month and to enable us to com
pare the cost from month to month
without having to refer to my hack
reports, I have tabulated the cost
for the past three months, which are
Loss time at crusher in hours Nov.
71,75 61 Dec. 86.33.55;;.
Output of crusher per hour. Sept.
6.3 Oct. 11.6 Nov. 14.9 Dec. 15.73.
Amount Rock Used on Road. Ojt.
600 cu. yds. Nov. 84S cu. yds. Dec.
965 cu. yds.
Amount Rock Used per sq. yd
Oct.- Nov. 6.29 cu. ft. Dec. 4.87 cu. ft.
No sq. yd9. macadam completed.
Oct. 2912, Nov. 3(543, Dec. 5:549.
Theoretical thickness of .macadam
Id feet. Oct, .61' Nov. .7' Dec. .51'
Cost of Macaifam. Oct. $1025.07
.35, Nov. 1505.K, .4125, Dec. lf.15 11
The matter of keeping this read
well Sprinkled has been an expensive
item, as the present source of water
supply is uot sufficient, .d further
more, the stand pipes are too far
apart. The gasoline pump is now in
commission, and I expect it will be
an improvement over the old way.
I wish to call your attention to the
advantage of having expei ienced men
in charge of work, by referring to
the tabulated table, where you will
notice it took 6.29 cu. ft. of rock to
cover 1 sq. yd. in November, while
4.87 cu. ft. covered the same spice
iu December, or a difference in fuvor
Maui, Hawaii, ns second-class matter.
- I'dllor and VlanaKBr
JAN. 11, P.iOS
of Dec ruber-of 1.42 cu. ft. and with
the cost of rock at $1.35 per cu. yd.
delivered, the amount saved was .071
per s,q. yd. or on 5319 sq. yd. (amou-nl
of work done during rhe mouth),
You ill also notice that theie is
quite a difference hetV'-cn the eo-,t
lor the month of N.'Vem'.n-r and Ih c
cinher, a difference of i levin cent
per sq or Ci) ,. yd. in
tnai aui'i hi ave(l ; sf.")SS 39, in
fill, .ut "i limes t!-e saiaiy c;f the (. e
m. n iiich iroH. The principal Ma-oi,
for this sa viiii; is 1 Ik- care the fore
man took iu set ing that the rock was
uniformly spt-i ad to a thi I; nets of (1
or 7 inches, and in order to accent
piish this one must lirsl lie careful in
.preparing his sub giade in advance
of the spi ejding of macadam.
As the macadam of Kahului is now
completed, I presume the next in
order would be the macadamizing of
Market and Main Street, from tl e
old skating rink and along Market
to Main and along Main to the old U.
R. depot or junction of Mill and Ka
hului Road with Main.
Before starting this work, I would
like to see the proposed wor k staked
out, as I think the grade from the
Iao steel Bridge to the Wailuku Meat
Market is too steep, and should be
reduced. The grade at tin; corner
of Main and Market Streets should
also be improved.
Another reason hii; desiring this
vvork staked out, is to know in ad
vance what this work will cist, so
that we may set aside sunicieut funis
for this wor k, and how much othei
work can be done with the balance of
the funds. Therefore, I would sug
gesl that the Engineer lie instructed
to make a survey of this work and
stake same ready for the graders.
1 notice i hat the press has taken
portions of my November report and
stated that in the mines, a resteeled
pick is belter tha i those bought tn a
store. This fact 1 do not deny, but
in order that this Honorable Hoard
of Supervisors lie not misled as to the
intent of my report on the matter c-f
' icks, I w ill in this repot t go more
into details. The Count v doesmil o.mi
a s'ligle milling pick, nor- will the
County have occasion to use such
picks. On road w.ii k, the best adapt
id pick to ie is the pick mattock,
which need not be resl tided unless
the price of duing il is 40 or 50 less
than ihe price of a new one.
My object in bringing this matter
to your notice is to show the uuUis
iness inhtliods Lsed in ihe Wailuku
District in Ihe expenditure of public
funds. 1 thii k a person is riot fit to
he iu charge of work as foreman,
Superintendent or Road Overseer
unless lie be familiar w ith the prices
und co.t, of all tools, and other-materials
in common use ty him, and know
whether it would be cheaper to dis
card old tools for new or to have the
same repaired. Since this question
has been discussed, 1 have f t quired
m Hana, I'aia and Lahairui, and I
(hid that the prices of rrsie ding picks
and redressing hammers has not
changed much in the past 35 years,
and the cost does not, exceed 5(1 lent
in any of the a'.iove m ntioned places
."() cents is also the prevailing prices
Hie cost of shoeing is in excess of
what it should be in the V.'aihiku U s
'i':ct, and I consider it. my duty to
-how this Honorable Hoard one of the
many leaks of public funds. The cost
for the Months of Sept.. Oct., Nov.
and Dec. are $12(10, 551 00, 'SO 4. 00
and $42 51) respective!-. , while the
District wns and uses 19, 20, 2i a- d
22 animals during these months. In
Honolulu, wheie there are more
macadam roads and win re animals
are given more wo-k, a set of shoes
would average an animal 5 to (! weeks
and in man' cases the sh es are. re
set, and in such cases they would last
4 to 5 weeks longer.
Cost of Wuihiku Kaliului Maca
dam as taken from daily rep irts.
Quarry $ 748 375
Crushing 5l)ti 67
Hauling 519 55
Rolling. 172 05
Spreading 198 50
Grading 321 45
A m t . sold McDonald
Cost piled rock for drains
and repairs 217 04
Cost of Work done fur the
Kahului Store 366 00
Actual cost to County 1570 5U5
Notes: The above cost includes
County Animals at $1.00 per day.
The Kahului Store has been charg
ed 30U.OO for work done for them,
provided 'the strip between the Fur
niture and Merchandise warehouses
is considered private properly; but
should they demur at paying for this
str ip, then steps should fere taken to
perfect title to the said sti ip of road,
Summary of Expenditures for th
month of December as ascertained
Irom payrolls and h'nl-:
Stables Expense 43:2 01
.Macadam 2477 50
'his includes cost of pump.
Ijo Cantoneerii.g 31 50
Gaib.ee 64 20
County Trees .31 25
Sprinkling Wailuku St rei ts .4 50
Clear ng drains Mill St. 39 5IJ
Waiehu-Kahul-.d (masai) 18 70
Strei I Lights 13 20
tonei ring . a 7a
Wagons and Harnesses 11 50
Waikapu Maalaea Coiiloneer-
ing s 7o
Watchman at Crusher 78 00
Clearing debris Kahului road 4 00
Tools and Implement 27 (12
Waihee Main 1 35
General Exper.se and Super
vision ' . 139 02
Kihei Cantoneering 1 50
Teniponry Bridge at Kahu
lui 8(5 91
Waikapu Cantoneering 8 75
MAKAWAO. Since the rein ival
of Mr. David Morton, a Road Super
visor of West Makawao District,
Mr. Geo. Grovts is now attending to
the work of both East and West Ma
kawao, which 1 think he can and will
fulfill satisfactorily. In fact, this
district should be hi charge of one
man, and he be given authority to
engage an assistant whenever nr-ces
Work has progressed satisfactorily
during the month, the expenditures
being as follows.
Stables expense J83 41
Relocation Pineapple Road 20 50
Pauiveia-P.aia 27:) pi)
Huel-)- Kailua ' 7() oo
Huelo-l'eahi 4S 15
Peahi- Pauwela 29 65
IVahi-Makawao 30 25
Hamakuapoko 20 75
Tools and Implements t 17 j
Wangons and Harnesses 74 00
General Expense and Super-
vison 82 10
( filing Bridges lo bo
Pinert'inile Road Cantoneer fid
Hauling for Kailua Li r ill -t 35 dtl
Rent Center Ditch Trail 20 00
Stables expense 151 90
Tools and Im plemer. I s 278 (id
Genera! Expense and Super
vision 102 13
Kahcka Pimm ne 27 75
Kulicka-Stable Road 210 00
Lower I'aia Road 350 50
Makawao-I'aia 57 50
K'ula Homestead 20 00
Keawnkapu Cantoneer 22 50
Makena Cantoneer 20 00
Wagons & Harnesses 2 10
Main Kula Road 55 00
Relocation Makawao Puia 12 80
Wuiakoa ' ' 31 25
M..in Makawao- h'l.l.i 25 00
MOLOKAl. Nothing of much iir
portanee was dor,;' in this dUtriet
dil'tng the mouth, except, the adver
tising for bids on Hie Kuwehi Road
and the repairs to the Wailau and
Pelek uuu t rails.
The expenditures for 'he moi th
were as follows:
Wailau Trail 47 25
Pelekunu Trail 03 00
Kau e!a Relocation' 18 10
Lumber Kawela Road lll-l 38
HAN'A. i I examined 47 bridges in
Kaupo, Kipahulii, Hana and Nahiku
during ihe muni h and find that 2 50
ft, 3 40 ft, 1 31 It, 3 30 ft, 2 22 ft,
1 10 ft, 2 10 ft, and 2 8 ft, span
bridges need to be reuewi d this vear,
while 1 53 ft, 2 10 ft, and 1 8 fi, span
bridges need new flooring and su ing,
era. I also f-.iun.l 1 50 ft, span bridge
needs new lop chords f ad end braces.
One of the liana wi pans which was
condemned during September col
lapsed December 20, 19 r7. I would
suggest that these bridge;: be r iven
the preference over all ether work.
The expenditures for the in r.iLI. were
Honomaele Ulaino emit met- 40 0
Repair Kiamilo 15 idL'e K -i-
nae in 00
Hamoa-Hana 106 00
Tools and Implements
Rent Puakaa Trail
2 Mules and Ti t
Music and fun are
The Yictor beats the doc
tor. Our easy-payiiient plan
soon settles all the fees; but
the medicine keeps on com
ing. And it's mighty pleas
ant to tiike. Write us.
BERQSTROM MUSIC CO.,
&ime SfableJialiului SlGilroad Company
W AILU KU Pf A 1 A DIVISION
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Ltd.;-ALEXANDER A BALDWIN
San FraucUcu and the Hawaiian Islaudsj-AMKIMCA
LAHA1NA. I have nothing of
great importance to report in this
district, except t ha t I do not. think
that the gravel mad which has been
and is being constr ucted at, Launiu
poko will stand the wear of the heavy
teaming that is done over this road,
as one can easily uoiiee ruts develop
in v iu portions of the road from a
month to 4 months old.
I find that the gravel contains too
much soft pebbles anil dirt to with
stand the wear that a gravel toad
should, tuei-efore, I would reefoin
uiend the dbeontiiiuanee of gra veiling
until the crusher and bins can be
erected, when a thin wearing surface
of hatu crushed lock shoiitl be
spread over the sol t. or mixed g'-.ivel.
The expenditures in the district
have been as follows;
Launiupoko ' 5 532 8!)
Si ables Expense 1 17 85
Lnhaiini Town 145 75
Olowalu Cantoneer 19,50
Wagons it Harnesses 7 70
I'kuinehaine 2 75
General Expense illl 00
St reet, Lights 79 ;;)
Tools and Implements . 25 50
Total 1051 54
Respect fully submitted,
CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS,
CLEA N ED A N D DYED.
Special attention paid to Ladies'
MARKET ST. Wailuku.
Do not throw away your
old books. Send them to
the Maui Publishing Co.,
Printers and Book-binders.
Wc have in exhibition in our show- room a choice
solocUon of nickel plated BATHROOM ACCIiSSORJES, such as
Soap Dishes for the Bathtub,
French Plate Glass Mirrors.
' r Soap Dishes for the Wall,
Soap and Sponge Holders,
Towel Bars in various sizes,
Towel Kicks, 2-3 and 4 fold,
Comb and Brush Trays,
Tooth und Brush Holders,
, Tu nihler Holders,
s Hobo Hooks, etc.. cp i
To. realize their Irauty and usefulness they
must be seen and used. Taken ,:s a whole these
fittinps are the most artistic, practical, easily cleaned
and therefore the MOST SANITARY.
Our prices brinf? them within the reach of all.
We invite your kind inspection.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO.'S
Puu ne ne
i trains Tut
firent Work in Cunal Digging.
WASHINGTON, December 23. ,
The excavation on the liija of the Pa
nama canal last, month, aggregating
1.838,486 cubic yards; would have
covered ten blocks to a depth of
forty feet. No such work- has ever
been doni before us Colo.iH Goethals
has been doing on the isthmus, ac
cording toatisties presented in the
odieia! eanal record just received.
For instance, it is shown that every
lifty wo'-king days the commission is
moving an amount of material equal
to the Pyra nid of Cheops, which con
sinned the labor of 100,001) men for
twenty years in the building, and the
services of the same number cf men
for ten yearS in constructing the
road connecting the work with the
The cnMimissjon could build the
Suez canal at the present rate of
progress in 3 8 years, though it took
ten years for l)e Lesseps tocomplpte
his work. The famous Manchester
shin canal could be excavated by the
American eana! workers in just two
months, even Emperor William's ,
magninceni iviei canal coma oe itug
by the Americans m just live years;
According to the latest health re-
f om Panama, the isthmus has been
free from yellow fever for morii, than
GERXER At Kihei, Maui, Decem
ber 30, 1907. To Mr. and Mrs. A.
Gerr.er, a son.
CROWELL At Wailuku, Maui,
January 6, 1908. To Mr. and Mrs.
C. Crowt II, a son.
PUUNENE KIHE DIVISION.
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