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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JANUARY HO, 1909
THE VYAUI NEWS
utored at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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Hugh VI. Coke,
Editor and Manager
JANUARY 30, 1!0!)
Tho fnllino- niT in rop'ist.nrpd voters mnv not be as erent as it
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appears. Wc lnnv in several precincts in tho County of Muui
quite a number of voters refused to turn out to register, and in
another precinct several who had previously resisted were refus
ed tho privilege.
The falling off was due more to lack of interest, in the issues
tho campaign than to any other cause.
we formerly held of the business like ability with which mutters
are handled in the Law department of the Territory lias had n
rude shaking up.
To he tinkering over hills likely to get dumped into the legisla
ture waste basket is too much like tempting fate too far, when
here's work and glory for the Attorney General awaiting him in
the shape of u water injunction suit before tho Supreme Court.
Get into Court and rid us of our pilikia. Mr. Attorney General.
Some llilo Comments.
The "Maui News"
over the fact that the
sued this year by T
Co., Ltd., docs not
calender . is
II. Da vies A
The Agitation It seems the agitation for moro wages
For MoreVnes. which was industriously worked up in Ho
nolulu, has fallen Hat. Those who kept up tho stir wanted the Jap
anese laborers on the plantations to put up a sort of a working fund
for the advancement of the cause of high wages, and tho laborers
on the plantations for some reason or other failed to respond,
hence the movement' that looked like trouble at one time subsided.
So far the movement failed to show itself on Maui, little or no
discontent manifested itself, and to nil appearances the army of
Japanese laborers went about their usual work on the Maui plan
tations as if the Honolulu agitation had never been heard of nnd
the laborers were satisfied and contented
The real reason may be in this, on the Maui plantations the Jap
anese laborers were working more by tho piece and by contracts
than furnishing labor to be used wherever the boss or the planta
tion manager may direct.
Forestry. The matter of re-foresting the mountain sides where
the old forests have been destroyed should be taken up and
attended to. Much of the suffering in Kula from drouth is due to
the deforestation of tho mountain sides which in former times
formed a natural resting1 place for moisture laden clouds,
With the ground laid bare the sun heats the surface so that a
current of heated air rises which drives the clouds away and
effectually bars the possibility of a rain fall. To remedy this
state of affairs the mountains should be reforested wherever de
nuded, and a beginning should be made by the coming legislature.
It is true much of the mountain land needed for forest reser
vation are in private hands, but some method of exchange could
bo devised whereby lands within the old forest belt could be
turned over to the government to be reforested.
And still land owners may not be willing to enter into such an
arrangement, that may be. . With the lower country drying so as
to he unfit for stock pasture, some heroic steps should to taken or
year after year will see a repitition of drouths and possible' depo
pulation of the affected districts.
To Survey The report that a Federal appropriation is as
Kahului Kv. surcd for the survey of Kahului harbor is a
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most welcome news for Maui. It means the long neglect from
which Maui's nrincinal port has suffered in the past is about to
come to an end, and Kahului will he'reafter receive some attention.
Private enterprise has already given the port a breakwater nnd
the Federal authoiities may extend it further out, but the main
work would bo the dredging of the harbor.
The number of shipping calling here and the value of Kahului's
sea borne commerce is ereat enough to warrant an outlay or a
couple of million dollars for the improvement of the port... The
port of Eureka, California, with a sea borne tratlic not much great
er in value than that of Kahului had over two million dollars spent
on it for harbor improvements under direction of Federal engine
ers, and millions more have beeu spent there since for the up keep
of the port.
It is well to bear these things in mind for our good Uncle Sam
never stints his expenditures where the protection of shipping
and commerce are concerned.
This first step for tho improvement of Kahului harbor is one of
the indirect benefits received from our guests of two years ago, the
visiting delegation of Congressmen.
VVailuku Water It is perhaps manifestly improper to dis-
Works Injunction, cuss a matter which is in the conns, but
it seems some relief should be afforded to tho people of Wailuku
in the water injunction suit matter.
Is it not about time the suit should be heard and relief if any be
had from the present intolerable conditions? In looking over
tho Honolulu news items w saw than Attorney Goneral
Hemenway of the Territory was at work drafting several bills to
be presented to tho Hawaiian Legislature. Here it is going on six
months that a temporary injunction against taking water from the
government mains of VVailuku has been in force, and the good
Lord only knows when the matter is t be brought to an issue and
settled one way or the other! How much longer shall the people
of VVailuku wait on the convenience of our lordly Honolulu Attor
Everytime the salary bill comes up before the legislature there
has been a wrangle on the unmber of deputies to be given the
Attorney General's department, but if this hold up is intended for
an illustration that the larger number of deputies is really requir
ed, good heavens, give our Attorney General's department as
deputies as he wants but do require him to give till causes affect
ing public needs prompt and speedy attention.
The spectacle of having a fellow townsman get his water from a
neighbor's tap is too much for our peace of mind, and wo think
thu Attorney General should be reminded that the child like faith,
Maui scene in its pictorial section.
This is Hawaii year with the Da vies
& Co. calender, and only Hawaii
pictures go with the Hawaii map.
Last year it was Oahu, and, you
can just wager, it was Oahu and
principally Honolulu all over. Next
year wc predict it will be Maui and
Maui will then have its one chance
to blow" itself all it will be aide
to over the affair. A Setta.
No, no, not huhu at all. Only
trying to get in line with the Hilo
kickers. Just doing a little prelimi
nary practice at it.
Japanese Murderer will
be Confined on Molokai.
The Gem Theatre
will give another performance at the Wailuku Armory on Saturday
evening, .January .!(), at i :,'!() o clock, exhibiting a new set of films ns
follow: When The Cat's Away the Mice Will Play; Save The Pieces;
Story of Hamlet; The Maid's Last Day; Each In His Turn; A Mother's
ime; She Wanted To He An Actress. Admission will he ns follows:
Reserved Seats 50 ets. General Admission: Adults 25 cts. children 10
ts. Tickets can be bought at Enos Store and at the door of the
Under the heading, "Kahului
taunts Hilo," our esteemed contem
porary, Hilo Tribune, of Tuesday,
deliver itself editorially, as follows:
During lflOS, there were 71
arrivals of vessels at the port of Hilo
and 74 departures. Hilo Tribune.
"For the same period there were
100 arrivals of vessels and 1G0 de
partures for the port of Kahului,
Maui. Maui News.
"Hilo does not begrudge Kahu
lui her good fortune nor seek to mi
nimise her prosperity. Rut just
wait until the Breakwater is com
pleted, and this port put upon a
footing of equality with Kahului,
before making comparisons."
We fail to see the taunt as
the Tribune editor if he was
liar with the subject matter.
Kahului had 1(0 arrivals
port in lOOS, consisting of
Here is the dreadful truth of the
whole matter. There were 47 ocean
going steamers ami sailing vessels
entered Kahului last year, as
against 71 in Hilo. Then Ihc Clau
dine and the Maui, Island steamers,
droppeil their mud hooks in Kahu
lui bay 113 times in VMS. In Hilo
the Kinau, Manna Kea and Clau
dine dropped anchor in lflOS, only
101 times and then the Hclene,
Maui, Kauai, Noeau, Likelike, and
Kaiulaui, Island steamers, and
several schooners entered and de
parted Hilo harlor hundreds of
times in Fact, so often, that it
would pale Kahului's 113 Island
entries into insignificance. And so
we fail to see where Kahului taunts
llilo at all except in so far as the
"no sabe" of the Maui News and
Hilo Tribune editors is concerned.
Honolulu, January 215. -Sentenced
to life imprisonment for murder in
the second degree, Kukiula Tatsuda,
who has U-en confined at Oahu
prison for exactly a week, will
spend the remainder of his life in
custody at the leper settlement on
Molokai. While ho lias lieen ex
amined and declared a leper, hi
will remain under the entire super
vision and control of High Sheriff
. . . ...
Henry, at whose request the con
victed murderer will 1k transferred
from Oahu to Molokai.
The matter came up in the Board
of Health last week in the shape of
one letter from High Sheriff Henry
stating that be. would like to trans
fer his prisoner, assuming all re
sponsibility for him, to the settle
nient, and another letter from At
torney General Hemenway, advis
ing the board to accede to Henry'
request but to leave all the resjxai
nihility in the High Sheriff's hands
The board unanimously granted the
Fukuda was convicted of murde
in the second degree and sentenced
to life imprisonment about two
weeks ago in Hilo. He was sent
down here, arriving last Saturday
and upon examination was found
to be suffering from leprosy
Whether or not it was known at the
time of his sentence that the Jap.
ancse was a leper. High Sheriff
Henry is not aware. He imnit
diately notified the Board of Health
however, that he intended sending
the man to Molokai as the most
suitable place for him to be kept
While there, however, he will be
strictly under the control and super
vision of the High Sheriff, being
confined in the prison there and
serving his life sentence as if he
were in Oahu jail.
High Sheriff Henry will make
arrangements with the Board of
Health to supply the man with
food, the pay for which will come
out of the High' Sheriff's appropria
tion. It is probable that Supcrin
tendent Jack McVeigh, who is
duly commissioned Deputy Higl
Sheriff of the Territory, will tak
charge of the Japanese when he
arrives at Kalaupapa. Henry is at
present keeping the man strictly
away from all contract with the
other prisoners in Oahu prison, and
he will continue to do so until Ku
kuda is transferred. Advertiser.
Kahului is chuckling because 47
deep water vessels called there dur
ing the last fiscal year. There were
71 that arrived and 74 that left Hilo
in 1!)0.S. There were also 113 inter-island
vessels that called at the
Maui jHirt during the same period.
Hilo had business visits from alxnit
400 last year Hawaii Herald-
What tempers our Hilo . friends
have. -Wc just stuck some Kahului
figures alongside llilo figures as pub
lished by the llilo Tribune in our
innocence, and here we get a calling
down for it.
This is unseemly. With Hilo
getting a breakwater from Uncle
Sam and plenty of shipping calling
there we are not jealous at all, hut
rather envy her luck in getting the
Kahului harlor is about to get
surveyed and after that some of the
good things Hilo has Itccn getting
will 1h coining our way, such as a
breakwater, dredging contracts,
lighthouses and other improvements
for the protection of shipping. An
expenditure of $1,000,000 or 82,
000,000 would not ! too much for
Uncle Sam to expend on Kahului.
Fine Job Printing at the
Maui Publishing Co.
A number of years with Dr. R. H. Dlneftur
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Man
hattan Cafe & Hakery Co., Ltl., will he
held lit the office of said company, corner
of Market and Main Streets, Wailuku oil
Wednesday, February loth, I909, at 7:30
m., for the purpose of electing, officers
and such other business as mav tie
brought before the meeting.
Dated, Wailuku, January 21, 1909.
JOS. m! KKANl.
Jan. 23, 30. Feb. 7.
DR. F. A.ST. SURE
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OFFICE: FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
10 A M. to 12 M. 4
1 P. M . to 3 P. M .
7 P. M. in 8 P.M.
POKIl'AI.A: Monday morning January
25th, nt Wailuku, Maui, T. II., to the
wife of 1). K. Pokipala, a son.
Ma.le both in TAX RUSSIA and PATENT LEATHER. We
are selling them at 81.50 per pair. SciitJ us your order by mail.
Include 25 cts. for jwistage when cash accompanies the order.
MANUFACTURER'S SHOE COMPANY, Ltd;
1051 KORT STREET, : : HONOLULU.
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in this climate; and the best tonic for ne
to take, ami the pleasaniest, is a glass of
PUIMO KEElt with lunch or dinner.
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of all sizes and prices, and everything that
';oes with them. . Write us for pnrticulais.
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KAHULUI PUUNENE DIVISION.
A M Pus P M Wwlnsd y A M P M
STATIONS ' M- 1 M- Pas. Pass. STATIONS M'
Pas Fit Pas. on( Pas. Pas
Kahului Leave 7.00 2.00 P. M. Kahului Leave 6.20 'l.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 2.12 Puuncne Arrive 6.35 1.35
VVailuku Leave 7.20 2.20 4.15 Puuncne Leave 6.40 1.40
Kahului Arrive 7.35 2.35 4 30 Kahului Arrive 6.55 i.55
Kahului Leave 7.40 9.40 2.40 4.35 5.10 Kahului Leave 8.10 b.10
Sp'ville Arrive 7.52 J.55 2.52 4.47 5 22 Puunene Arrive 8.25 3.25
Sp'vi'.le 'Leave 7.55 10.15 2.5; 4 50 5.25 Puunene Leave 8.30 3.3e
Paia Arrive 8.10 10.35 3.10 5.00 5.40 Kahului Arrive 8.45 '3.45
Paiu Leave 8.20 10.50 3.20 5.05 5.45 Kahului Leave 9.45
Sp'vdle Arrive 8.35 3.35 Puunene Arrive 10.00
Sp'ville Leave 8.40 3.40 Puunene Leave 10.30
Kahului Arrive 8.52 11.30 .3.52 5.30 i.05 Kahului Arrive 10.45
Kahului Leave 8.55 1.00 3.55
Wailuku Arrive 9.10 1.30 4.10
Wailuku Leave 9.20 2,00 4.15 .
Kahului. Airive 9.35 2.30 4.30
Kahului Railroad Company
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Ltd.;-ALEXANDER A BALDWIN, Line
San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-II AWAHAN
of Sailing Vessels Detweer