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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1908
County Fathers Meet and
Wailuku, Dec. 0, 11)08.
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Muni was called to or
der at 7:30 P. M. Chairman W.
Hcnning prrsiil i n.
Roll Call; President: W. Ilenn
ing, W. P. Ilaia. T. T. Meyer and
V. F. Pogue. Absent S. E. Kaiue.
The minutes of the November
meeting were read Mr. Pogue
moved that the minutes of the 12th
of November, 1908, amended by
adding the words "at their own
expense" after the words "to do
so" on line 18, page 2. Seconded
by Mr. Ilaia and carried.
Communication of S. E. Kaiue
Supervisor Wniluku District ask
ing to be excused on account of ill
ness was read and the same was
ordered placed on file. Mr. Pogue
moved that Mr. Kaiue be excused
for tho rest of the term. Seconded
by Mr. Ilaia and carried.
Communication of Mr. Geo.
Groves, Road Overseer Makawao
District in re payment of the men
was read and action on the same
Communication of the County
Engineer suggesting that the Con
tractors on the work on the second
section of the relocation from Pau
wela east be held responsible for
damages to ditches was read and
.the same was ordered placed on
Communication of R. H. Hitch
cock re his commission as sanitary
inspector Molokai ws read, and
action on the same was deferred.
Communication of W. L. Decoto,
Road Overseer Lahaina District in
re yaynient of the men was read
and action on the same was de
ferred. Communication of R. II. Hitch
cock aknowledging recipt of noti
fication of his appointment was
read and action on the same was
Communication of Wireless Te
legraph Co. acknowledging recipt
of the contract with the County
was read and the same was order
ed placed on file.
Communication from C. Char
lock Secy Board of Health in
re physician for Molokai was read
and the same was ordered placed
Another communication from C.
Charlock Secy Board of Health in
re commission for W. E. K. Mai
kai Food Inspector for Wailuku
wrs read and the came was ordered
placed on file.
The Clerk was instructed to ask
for one for John Hose, Food and
Fish Inspector for Lahaina.
Communication of A. W. T. Bot
tomley in re claim of the Leahi
home was read and action on the
same was deferred.
Communication of the Water
house Co. in re payment for the
adding machine was read and the
same was ordered placed on fila.
Another' communication from
Geo. Groves, Road Overseer Maka
wao District in re payment of la
borers was read and action on the
same was deferred.
Communication of ommerfeld
in re payment load workers was
read and action on the same was
Communication of V. Olsen ap
plying for the position of Sanitary
Inspector for the District of Maka
wao was read and action on the
same wus deferred.
At o p. m. claim uemanus were
taken up for examination.
Mr. Pogue moved that claim de
mand No. 3556 in favor of W. Ka
halekai, Jr. be reduced from 15.00
to 12.50. Seconded by Mr. Ilaia
At 10 p. ni. Mr. JIaia moved to
adjourn to 8:30 A. M. tomorrow.
Seconded by Mr. Meyer and car
Comments on the
Federal Improvements f nr Knhti-
In speaking of Hawaii President
Roosevelt urges that provisions be
made lor harbor improvements on
eacn island. llus is cood news
for Maui, and would menu pro
visions for breakwater and fur
dredging Kahului harlor, which is
Maui's shipping center.
Poor Mnn to Pny Lew. Tnx.
On the tax problem the President
recommends that, "as far as pos
sible we should lighten tho burden
of taxation on the small man."
This meets with the views of the
average man, and puts the question
on the point of adjustment. When
the State wants more revenue there
must 1k additional taxes, and the
burden usually falls on lioth rich
and poor alike.
The President meant inheritance
taxes, and possibly ,a graduated tax
thereon, but if a graduated taxis
applied to inheritances and is pro
ven a success, how long will it be
before graduated taxation will be
applied to.all other taxable assets?
Another burning issue on which
we once looked from a mere
academical point of view, but from
which recent developments have
rudely disturW'd us is the injunc
tion issue. We feel when; public
rights are involved on one side an
injunction should have prompt and
early attention .
On this subject President Roose
velt says: 'The power of injunc
tion is a great equitable remedy,
which should on no account be
destroyed. But safeguards sjiould
be erected against its abuse. I be
lieve some uch provisions as those
I advocated a year ago for cheeking
the abuse of the issuance of tem
porary injunctions should le adopt-1
Temporary injunctions are a tem
porary nuisance and should lie at
tended to very promptly.
On the subject of forestry, and
forest preservation President Roose
velt points out to Congress the im
portance of conserving ' '.the natural
resources of the country." for it
matters not to what agency de
forestation is due.
While he has taken his examples
from the ruin tliat followed de
forestation of Northern China we.
residents of Maui, need only point
to the sufferings to the district
of Kula for ours. Twenty-five
years ago a heavy forest still
covered the mountain slopes alwvc
Kula clear over to Ulupalakua
reaching down and across the pre
sent public highway in some' places.
Even then and for , forty years
immediately preceding the reckless
cutting of timber had been going
on. But about that1 time small
farmers, principally Chinese, began
to take up land in Kula recklessly
clearing and destroying what was
left of the old forest, in order to use
the rich virgin land for raising
crops of potatoes,-corn, etc., and of
the deplorable conditions that have
since arisen this extract taken from
tho President's message describes it
as if he had Kula in mind when he
"The climate has changed and
is still changing. It has changed
even within the last half century,
as the work of tree destruction has
been consummated. The great
masses of arlwreal vegetation on the
mountains formerly absorbed the
heat of the sun and sent up currents
of cool air which brought the
moisture-laden clouds, lower and
forced them t.o precipitate in rain a
part of their burden of water. Now
that there is no vegetation the
barren mountains, scorched by the
suu, send up currents of heated air
wjiich drive away instead of attract
ing the rain ekmds, and cause their
moisture to be disseminated. In
consequence, instead of the regular
and plentiful rains which exist in
these regions of China when the
forests were still in evidence, the
unfortunate inhabitants of the de-
t. ... ..... i i . . i . . .
wither for lack of rainfall, while
the seasons grow more and more
irregular; and as the air becomes
dryer certain crops refuse longer to
grow at all.
The deforestation of the mountain
above Kula and the sufferings of
that district from drouth ought not
to go by unheeded. We should
take, warning before other districts
arc stricken in a like manner. We
should reforest the mountain sides
where donuded of trees. The borers,
beetles, fungus and other pests are
at work on the old forest trees, as
any one who will look closely cm
see, and soon fhe old forests would
Was it a mere coincidence that
when Chinese took tin farniimr lands
in the Kula. mountains the terrible
conditions alluded by .the President
as prevailing in North China ap
peared in Kula?
The President condemns the pre
sent system of promotion of army
officers by seniority. He speak of
the desirability of refusing to pro
mote respectable elderly incom
petents, in the army and of a desire
to adopt a process of selection in
promotion and of elimination for
lge, mental, physical and temper-
mental disabilities to improve the
efficiency of the military.
If we mistake not the President's
process of elimination by putting
officers periodically through a
strenuous course of horse back rid
ing would be an admirable test of
physical fitness. .
The use of Fire-Arms.
in speaking of the use of tire-
arms by citizens the President points
out the unfortunate truth "that the
great body .of our citizens shoot less
and less as time noes on." and
urges the desirability of encourag
ing rifle practice amoung school
boys and among all classes, for the
first step in the direction of pre
paration to avert war is to teach
our men, to shoot and to .shoot
When this nation spends millions
of dollars yearly in giving its naval
and military forces needed cannon
and rifle practice why should this
little Territory ehargo the citizens a
license for the privilege of using a
rrfle or a shot "gun?. Under such
discouragement when the reserve
militia of this Territory is called
out in time of war, if it comes, how-
many of them will know how to
handle a gun let alone doing effec
tive work with it at the usual light
ing range? In military circles a man
who knows how to use the long range
ritle of today effectively is rated as
a military factor worth one-hundred
The Four Big Battle Ships.
The President's recommendation
of a naval program calling for a full
battle squadron of four new battle
ships of the all big gun type should
have the approval of Hawaii. , .
When Congress decided on two
big ships at the last session we
thought it did well in reducing the
nuniU-r of ships, but since looking
at it from another point of view we
have come to the conclusion that
four battle ships this session will be
alout right, and for several reasons.
In the first place a bigger navy
will deter other nations from want
ing a war with us and in the next
place, if war should come, Hawaii
as a frontier Territory will 1m- the
first to feel it and likely to suffer
the most, so far the good of these
sunny isles the United States should
maintain an efficient battle squad
ron in the Pacific, all of which
mean a bigger navy such as the
President has recommended, for a
strong navy spells peace and safety
Maukkt S'iftbc Wailuku
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iwicsieu lanus now see their crops
Volcano Said to
Under the heading of ''A Tri
io Hawaii, r . J . llart writes as
follows in St. Mary's Collegian.
Of eoime, an excursion to the
volcano Kilauea is in order for
every traveler it is neither just to
himself nor to Hawaii to fail to see
this, one of the world's wonders
Thirty-six hours at sea brought
us to Ililo, the metropolis of the
island of Hawaii. Ah! I shan't
forget those thii t vand-six hours!
I was seasick. After some twenty
or thirty miles of assorted land
travel our excursion reached the
t i . . .
volcano House. Minner was
but you forget even such lurid dc
tails when memory turns pages to
Kilauea. Two miles of real walk
ing and Hawaiian miles they
must be, too, over lava beds,
brought us to the crater. Silence
seemed natural and, as we peered.
first searchingly, and then with
eyes focused at space, a great rcali
zatiou ot the Urator s presence
over-came me. If ever my heart
was filled with the fear of God
that moonlight night was the veri
est time. How canny was that si
lence, broken, or rather intensified,
by the dull moaning and incessant
hissing of the molten stuff beneath
us. A thought.of Kilauea's possi
bilities, even probabilities, are ter
rorizing; and science, with her
knowledge, detracts vastly from
the terror which inspired the pri
mitive llawaiians to worship a
Goddess of Fire, resident in Kilau
ea. With thoughts still rampant
we traced footsteps over the so.
lenin, grotesque lava beds an hour
later. I could not begin to describe
Kilauea coherently. As for naked
cold dimensions, the crater is a
mile around, and a hundred feet
below the spectator's viewpoint is
the seething matter.
Any person and particularly
any atheist who has a two
months to spare should visit Ha
waii and its Kilauea. The indus
try" and geological conditions of all
Hawaii and the inevitable Hawa
iian hospitalify satisfies every visi
tor. And, withal, it is a "piece of
our country." Hilo Tribune.
For the benefit of the County of
Maui residents we intend hereafter
to publish all real estate transac
tions in which Maui citizens are
Recorded Nov. 20, 1008.
Sam B Kaauanio and wf to Cla
rence G White; D; int in por Grs
220 and 121, Pauwela, etc, Hama
kualoa, Maui; $100. B 310, p 332.
Dated July 14, 15)08.
Recorded (Nov, 23, 1908.
Kaola (w) to Chang Tong; I);
inst in Ap 2, R P G055, Kul 3H77,
Kawela, Molokai, .r0. B 310, p
319. Dated Sept SO. 1!HK
Recorded Nov. 25, 1908.
Henry P Baldwin to WO Aiken;
Rel; lots 1 to 7 incl and 22 to 24
incl, blk 8B and lots o to 7 incl
and 15 to 17 incl, Blk B, Kapahulu
Tract, Honolulu 2500. B .'U4, p
145). Dated Nov. 20, l'JOS.
'Cleo II Stephenson and wf to La
haina Agrctl Co Ltd; 1), R Ps2715),
Aps 1, 2 and"3 and 2747, Ap 3, Ka
uaula, Lahaina, Marti: $100. B
310, p 302. Dated Nov 21, l'.HJS.
Caroline K II Kaiapa and hsb
(S T) to Maui Land iV Railroad
Co; D; It P 55:53, Kul 515)4, Aps
land 2, Halehaku, llamakualoa,
Maui; $150. B 310, p 8(53. Dated
Nov 10, 15)08.
Caroline Medeiros and hsb (L R)
to Alexander iVi Haldwin Ltd; D;
fir 15JS3, blclgs and water lights
Makapipi, Koolau, Maui: $150. 11
310, p3ti5. Dated Oct 22, 1908.
Recorded Nov. 27, 1008.
Hawn Commercial iV Sugar Co
to Dept of Pub Instrctn Territory
of Hawaii; D; por Or 3313, Wai
luku, Maui; $1. 13 311, p 180.
Dated Nov 11, 15)08.
Recorded Nov. 28, lt08.
Pahuino (k) to Keakealani Ka
welo (w); D; R P 5423, Kul 527(5,
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SPECIAL WHOLESALE KATES.
, 1051 FORT STREET,
Kuahanahana, Waihee, Maui; $1,
tc. B 310, P 3(57. Dated June
Recorded Nov 30, 1908.
G. Akuna to Waihee Rice l'liititu Co
Ltd; Rel; Ap 4, R I 3657, agreement,
rice mill, blilgs, livestock, crojis, fowls,
tools, etc, KuixjIio, Waihee, Mfui; $3000.
H 312, p 29. Dated Nov 26, 1908.
John Santos ami wf to G Akiin.i, M;
R I' 120, Kul 6719 and R P (Grs) 420,
3368, 494, Ap 1, 465, J227 and I 1-100 a.
land Kaniaole, Kulu, Mam; $iok. 1! 312,
p 30. Dated Nov 16, 1908.
Waihee Rice l'lantn Co Ltd to First
National Bank of Wailuku; M; 71-100 a.
land leasehold, rice mill, bldgs, mchnry,
livestock, fowls, tools, etc, Waihee, Maui;
$3500. B 312, p 22. Dated Nov 17, 190K.
John K Bunker and w f to W T Robin
son; D; por R V 649H, Kul 402, Ap 1 and
lot 3 -8-100 a. land, Vineyard St, Wai
luku, Maui; 275. B 310, p 375. Dated
Nov 30, 190S.
Recorded Dec 1,1908.
R A Wadsworth to Patrick Cockett;
Rel; 29 54 int in 800 a. land Aps 1 and 2,
Kul 5228, pes land and R l' 7603 and
7571 und Kul 5292, Koheo, etc, Kula,
Maui; $3300. It 312, p 37. Dated Nov
Kaiua Hamili and wf to Ah Mi, Tom
See S; I); int in Ap I, R P 129. Kamaole,
Kula, Maui; 6o. B 31, p 191. Dated
Mar 21, 1905.
Ah Mo, Tain See and hsb (S) to A p
Tavares; D; various pes laud and live
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stock, fowls, tools, etc, of S Ah Mi ranch,
Kamaole, Kula, Maui; $3712. B 311, p
192, Dated Nov 30, 190S.
Daniel Pinheiro and wf to Manoel
Amaral; D; pc land, Kokomo, Makawao,
Maui; $400. B 305,- p 499. Dated Nov
Recorded Dec 3, 1908.
Miiry K Kahoa and hsb (A) to Esther
Crowell; P D; 7 11-louo acres land Kuna
heana, Wailuku, Maui, )l. B311, p I97.
Dated Nov 25, 190S.
Ivsther Crowell ami hsb (G) to Mary K
Kahoa; P D; 28 4-1000 acres land, Kuna
heaua, Wailuku, Maui, ft. B 311, p 197.
Dated Nov 25, 1908.
Kslher Crowell and hsb (C) to Mary K
Kahoa; P D; 28 4-1000 acres land, Kunu
heana, Wailuku, Maui; Jti. B 311, p 198.
Dated Nov 25, 1908.
Recorded Dec A, 1908.
W Kealo and wf to W T Robinson; D;
por R P 6498, Kul 402, Ap 1, near Vine
yard St., Wailuku, Maui, J100. B 310. p
400. Dated Nov 30, 190S.
Recorded Dec 5, 1908.
Paia Kahoe (k) to Mrs. Namai Lei
aloha; D; 1 a. of Gr 226 in hui land Pau
wela, Hamakualoa, Maui; fi, etc. B 310,
p 402. Dated Nov 28, 190S.
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