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MAUI' - 'NEWS.
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Advertise in the News
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 13, .909
A.Ricli Farming Country for
4Tlio exchange of the Omaopio
lands for Kui'aha lands uhovo Hai
ku, reported approved by Governor
Frear, will bo a ureal thing for
homesteaders in Makawno and for
the County of Maui in general," if
all thd proposed plans are carried
The twelve hundred acres of land
acquired by the government " for
homesteads through tins exchange
arc between twelve and fourteen
miles, from Kahului harbor, and
two public wagon roads pass through
the district, one to Makawno and
tlio other to Kahului and Wailuku
which makes it easy of access to
homesteaders. It lies between the
! vineyards of the Kaupakalua grape
growers and the pineapple fields of
the Haiku Fruit and Packing Gom-
any. The lands of this Company
produce the biggest crops of pines
of any devoted to growing pines for
the market on these Islands.
There are never failing springs of
fresh water in the' several gulches
running through' the land, and the
rainfall is plentiful, more than
enough to keep crops growing all
the year around. Drouth was never
known to ailcct the place, in fact
outsiders say there is too much rain
for comfort. Older settlements with
schools and churches are within two
miles of the heart of the tract.
Any industrious man with small
means can make an independent
living thereon, raising fruits, pine
t apples and grapes for the winery on
. ' one hand, and for the pineapple
cannery on the other.
The land is undoubtedly fertile,
but there are people with an eye to
business who are lustily saying the
lanil isn't any good.
Experts say that with proper cul
tivation and the right kind of grape
vine, as much as nine tons of grapes
per acre could be raised in the
adjoining Kaupakalua vineyards,
' where now only five toils an acre
arc to be had. Lands planted to
pineapples on the Haiku side arc
yielding an average crop of over
twenty tons of pines to the acre.
The Kaupakalua winery has been
' paying forty dollars a ton for grapes
delivered,. and the Haiku cannery,
twenty-four dollars'a ton for pines.
Any one with pencil and paper can
figure out tlio prospects 4'rom the
above facts, providing the factories
won't reduce the price.
The following is from Thrum's
"On Maui the Haiku Fruit and
Packing Company gathers the pro
duce of a number of small farmers,
who devote to pineapples some very
Contiuucd on Page 6.
THE FIRST, NATIONAL
Chns. M. Cooke, President
D. H. Case, 2nd Vice-President
C. I). Luflcin, Cashier
at the close of business, December 31, 1908
Loans and Discounts - $137,787.14
United States Bonds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. Iionds 300.00
Other Bonds (quickly convert) 44,817.50
Cash and Due from Ikinks 50,433.4s
franking House, I'urniture.etc 6,525.00
5 Redemption Pund 825.00
TJ?KR'lTORy OP HAWAII,
COPNTV 01' MAUJ,
I, C. JJ. I.ufkin, Cashier of the alKive
above statement is true to the bet-t of my
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of January, 1909.
JAS. N. K. KEOLA, Notary Public Sec. Jud.
Ships Wharf for Kahului
to Cost $150,000.0(1.
Editor Maih News:
Sir: The President and Board of
Directors of the Kahului Railroad
Company feel that it is desirable
that the public should be fully .in
formed as to the status of the pro
posal to build the wharves or wharf
at Kahului. This information seems
to bo especially desirable at this
time in view of the. next session of
the Legislature, which will be con
vened this month, in order that not
only the Legislators from Maui and
other parts of the Territory, but
also the general public, shall know
The Federal Government Is about
to establish harbor lines in Kahului
Harbor, the Inner or Bulkhead Line
being the limit of exte'hsioli to which
private corporations can construct
piers, bulkheads, and fillings for the
purpose of carrying on shipping
The Outer Line known as the
Pierhead Line, is the limit beyond
which no structure of any kind can
bo built out into the harbor by
either private, Territorial or Federal
At Kahului the distance between
the Outer and Inner lines will be
GOO feet, and this space will be con
trolled by the Territorial Govern-,
incut through the Department of
Public Works; that is to say, pri
vate enterprise could construct
wharves within this space only, un
der a license from the Territory, or
the Territorial Government itself
could construct wharves a'nd dredge
slyis, etc., without further reference
to Federal authority. Beyond the
pierhead line the only work that
could be done is dredging out basins
and entrances, and deepening chan
nels, and the location of suitable
moorings and beacons, or the con
struction of breakwaters.
Tlio plans proposed by the Super
intendent of Public Works for the
improvement to Kahului harbor in
volve the construction of a wharf
COO feet long and 100 feet wide,
and the dredging of a slip of sufli
cient depth to permit the largest
vessels which ply in these waters
coining up to the dock and dis
charging and taking on cargo. Room
is contemplated also, for the accom
modation of Inter-Island steamers
to lie at the same dock, at the same
time as the large vessels, for the ac
commodation of inter island trailic,
both inward and outward. This
involves the expenditure of a very
largo sum of money, roughly esti
mated at $150,000.00. ,'fho ulti
mate cost would probably largely
It is thought that the Governor
will recommend to the Legislature
BANK OF WAILUKU
W. T. Robinson, ist Vice-Prttident
K. A. Wifidsworth, Director
A. Aalberg, Auditor
Capital Stock $-35,000.00
Surplus nnd Profits .
Due to banks
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
knowledge and belief.
v.. JJ. i.ui'kiis, i-HSiuer.
Elects New Offcers for En
The Wailuku Improvement As
sociation met in the district court
room, Tuesday, February Oth, and
elected Jas. N. K. Keola, President,
R. A. Wadsworth, Vice-President,
D. II. Case, Secretary, C. D. Luf
kin, Treasurer; Executive Commit
tee, J. N. S. Williams, W. Ault, C.
Wilcox, W. A. McKay, J. L. Coke,
1). II. Davis,' and C. E. Copeland.
After election of ollie'ers the matter
of the erection of a public wharf for
Kahului was brought up and dis
cussed., The Association was of the
opinion that such a wharf should
lie constructed, anil that efforts be
made to iniluenee the legislature to
provide a suitable appropriation for
The injunction against taking
water from the government system
was discussed and referred to the
new executive committee for further
Mr. Copeland brought up the
matter of observing Lincoln's day
with appropriate exercises. Left to
a committee consisting of Mr. C 12
Copeland, It. B. Dodge, D. II. Case
ind Brother Frank.
Complaints voiced by leading at
torneys recently at the County seat
during last Circuit Court term in
reference to conditions recently arisen
were brought up for discussion
Many spoke strongly of the evil con
dition and of taking the matter in
1 t T .
nami. various suggestions were
made to send memorials to those in
authority to act and to act quickly,
but it was finally referred to the
suitable appropriations for this
work, and if these appropriations
are passed and the wharf construct
ed, the Kahului Railroad Company
will enter into arrangements 'with
the Territorial Government when
by rights of way tor the public to
the wharf will be secured, and the
Kahului Railroad Company will in
all things endeavor to cooperate
with the Territorial Government for
the furtherance of this important
improvement for the Island of Maui.
If, however, the Legislature fails
to appropriate a suflicient sum of
money to carry on this work, the
Kahului Railroad Company pro
poses to obtain a license from the
Superintendent of Public Works
permitting it to construct tin; said
wharf and dredge out the said slip,
so that the progress of business may
not be hampered, and the develop
ment of the port may proceed with
out any interruption.
If tho Kahului Railroad Company
should construct the wharf, it
would be under an agreement to
turn over tho wharf to the Terri-,
torial Government for a reasonable
compensation, at any time that the
Government might demand it.
The Kahului Railroad Company
believes that a wharf similar to the
one planned by the Superintendent
of Public Works, is absolutely
necessary for the proper develop
ment of tho resources of Maui. This
wharf should he constructed IN
THE NEAR FUTURE, either by
the Governnient or by the Kahului
Railroad Company under license
from the Government, The Kahu
lui Railroad Company is prepared
to go ahead with this important
work, if the Legislature should find
it impossible to make the necessary
II. P. RALDWIN,
President Kahului Railroad Co.
Kahului, Maui, Feb. 9, 1909.
Instructive Figures on Maui
Govern mental Revenues.
.Figures showing the tax returns
for the County of Maui for the year
190S are as follows:
The assessment valuations are for
real' property 81 1,010,195; personal
property, 8S,202,ol 1 ; exemptions
ili3,8.rio; leaving a total valuation
of 821,975,053, taxable.
By districts the tax levy run as
follows: Wailuku, assessments
SI 17,i),'52. (55; collections $1 1 1,207. -8(5;
delinquent, 83,0(51.79. Maka
wno, assessment 87S,S37.77; col
lections, $77,125.00; delinquent,
81,712.71. Lahaina and Lanai,
assessments, $57, 151 1.50; collections
$50,(518,08; delinquent, $( 15.91.
liana, assessments 880.27S.12; col
lection's, .'55,(515.82 delinquent,
1(5(52.20. Molokai, assessments 80,
12S.78; collections, 81,190,0:5'; de
1 lie total collections run as fol
lows: On real property $13S,550.
'00; personal, 881,20(5.58; bicycles,
131. HO; automobiles, 812(5.00; car
riages and brakes, 81,185 00; dog
tax, 8"3.30; personal taxes, 889,-
05.00; penalties, interests and
costs, 81,9(58.19; all delinquents
collected, 15, 7-15. 79, income taxes
to 1,00:5.28, making a grand total of
lnaddition to the foregoing, in
come taxes of corporations doing
business on Maui paid in Honolulu
amount to 8 1 9,(592.0:5, making the
total tax collection for iMaui, $318,
Classified by nationalities the tax
payers of Maui or the Second Tax
Division are rated as follows
Corporation, assessed, $221,875.
25; collected, $22 1,(537.7:5; delin
Japanese, assessed, $29,(588.7(5;
collected, $2S,I27.20; delinquent,
Ilawaiians, assessed, $14,(598.8(5;
collected, $9,522.81; delinquent,
? , n
.iuucricaus aim Europeans, as
sessed $11,475.18; collected, $18,-
510.50; delinquent, $9(51.(58.
Portuguese, assessed, $0,251.10;
collected, 5,(581.0(5; delinquent,
Total assessed, $290,S90.83; the
collections, $2S7,Sl(i.90,Nthe delin
quents 89,018.43 not, including
hold over delinquents from previous
years, lrom wnoin t,88. 01. were
collected the past year.
From the above totals of collected
taxes tho County of Maui received
as special road taxes from bicycles,
Automobiles, carriages, brakes and
personal road tax, 819,783.00, and
irom the remainder a fifty ner cent
apportionment amounting to $149,-
Not including the income tax on
Maui corporations collected in Ho
nolulu, J. II. Kunewa tho Tax As
sessor in chief for Maui estimates
the tax receipts for the year 1909 at
ToUO.OOO.OO, which is a very conser
vative estimate, in view of the fact
tho yearly increase in former times
averages over six per cent a year.
n increase at the same rate would
put the total tax at about 8817.-
000.00, and the figure for income
taxes collected in Honolulu at about
821,000.00, or a total of $388,000.-
00 for governmental revenues for
the year 1909.
n uiiiHirtant change has been
made in tho method of navini:
deputy tax assessors. Formerly
payments were by commissions, be
ginning from the first of this year
tho dgputies are to be paid by
Doctor is Remanded to Care of Sheriff and will
be Given Trial by Jury-Lincoln Day
a Legal Holiday.
(SPECIAL TO TIIU MAUI NEWS,)
-u-iar 9(5 dog. test 8.G1 Reels 10s.
HONOLULU, February 12. The Sunrenin Court .l,.,.i.l..,l i,.,t n,
defendant has a right to appeal in
manded to the care of the Sheriif and
t,. . . i 1,..
Uie transport Sheridan will arrive toniL-bt from tin. ,..,ut 'n.
Lurline is expected Monday.
I he Floral Parade will include
It is raining very hard here.
iiamed to investigate the working
a report stating that the President
iii.mu upon uie use ol secret service
men are engaged by different departments of the Government toearrv on
The President has carried out
tion of Congress that today be set aside as a legal holiday and has issued
iounimauon 10 mat eltect.
MADRID, February 12. King
where he will visit King Manuel.
WASHINGTON, February 12.
oration today aniodgeville, Ky., on
of the Lincoln family.
The recommendation for a half
eisco has been favorably reported by the Senate'.
SACRAMENTO, February 12 The Senate has defeated the bill
providing for popular vote to decide Asiatic immigration.
The bill appropriating $10,000 to take a census of- Japanese has
HONOLULU, FJmiary.ll. There was a clash between Tullett
Kuhio and McClellan in Washington. The. former olaims.the support
of the Chamber of Commerce and Secretary Wood denies it.
Governor Frear cabled Secretary Garfield last night as to Friday
being a legal holiday.
The Chamber of Commerce refused to endorse the request for an
addition to the National Guard of Hawaii.
OLYMP1A, February 1 !. Washington has no intention of ham
pering Japanese who attend the Seattle exposition.
SaCRAMUNTO, February 11. The resolution which passed in
the Assembly relative to the segregation of Japanese children was re
considered ami withdrawn by a Vote of 41 to 30. An effort to further
reeoimider t'ho rescinding vote was defeated. This disposes of the mut
ter. President Roosevelt has telegraphed his congratulations.
WASHINGTON, February 11. The appointment of Knox proves
to be in coniiiet with tlieConsiilution as lie was a member of the Senate
when the vote was taken to increase the pay of cabinet ollicers. An
amendment to the salary appropriation will bo intioduccd rescinding,
the increased pay for his position.
The memorial from Chinese was not acted upon by the President.
PALO ALTO, February 11. The Australian team defeated tho
3lunford Rugby team by a score of I'd to 8.
HONOLULU, February 11. Murderer Kuleikini had a lit during
his trial today.
Tho mandamus of the Mayor's proceedings goes over to Friday.
WASHINGTON. February 10. The naval annronriation hill nf
$180,725,199 passed. Tho bill creates the ranlr of vice-admiral.
NewtoiGilbort was nominated
NEW ORLEANS, February 10.
made for the reception of Tuft by the
SACRAMENTO, February 10.
tion to rescind tho vote on the bill
hAiN f IwUNClbCO, hebruary
Calhoun case was postponed today.
HONOLULU, February 10.
that 5.I10 will arrive on Saturday morning. She
'SW miles astern towing the bark Mohican. The Lurline
carried away Saturday night and the
Lurlino stood by her all night in a
inornin". I hey aro niaknm ten knots an hour.
HONOLULU. February 10 Tho
lishes tho following dispatch received
"President expects Hreckons to heed Senator Warren's
letter and resign immediately, otherwise ho will be re
U. S. District Attorney Rrtckons says he knows nothing of tho
Commodore Cutt of tho yacht
WASHINGTON, February 10
the President complains of the discrimination and ncneral trcitmnnt
of Chinese in schools. It enters a
It is proposed to have tho sclfoo law tested in the Courts.
The Inter-Oceanic Canal Ooinmitho of the Senate has renorted
adversely on the canal bond issue,
insanity cases. Dr. Atcherley was re
will 1 ,.!,... n (r!,,i I... ;....
a street carnival.
Lincoln Dnv nwmnniw u-ill ,.!, u,.
12. The Senate Snoci'nl fi.mmiti-.
of the secret service law has presented
has not been hampered by limitations
nnimmriiitinns. iThr,.n tl,u.,,l
the wish exnresscd in n inint
Alfonso left vesterd.nv fnf Pmt,ml
President Roosevelt will deliver an
the sight of the original log cabin
million dollars hosnitnl nt &, liV,,,,.
school secretary for the Philip
The assembly adopted the resolu
to segregate school children.
10. Attorney Hencv
'is ill. The
reports tho Lurlino
Mohican lost on
gale and picked her
Advertiser this morninc nnb-
from Washington vesterdav:
Anemone is dead in New York.
A Chinese memorial addressed to