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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1909
THE MAUI NEWS
nti-ri'd at the Tost Office at Wniluku,
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maui Publishing Company. Limited.
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SunsciPTioN IIatks, in Advanok $2.50 per Year, $1.50 Six Month".
lltiRh IW. Coke. ... Editor and JVIandKer
SATURDAY. - - ... FEBRUARY 27, 1009
Cnlifornfci General prosperity all over California is noted hy
Prosperity, the reports received from every section. The
heavy rains of January, while doing some damage along the
immediate vicinity of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers,
have brought incalculable benefit to the agricultural interests of
the State, and presage heavy crops of nil kinds.
Reports from Eastern financial centers show increased interest
in all California industrial and municipal securities, special in
terest being shown in the forthcoming sale of San Francisco bonds.
A much better sentiment prevails regarding such securities than
has been previously noted for many years.
Estimates on population throughout the State indicate a steady
and healthy growth, especially in the agricultural districts, and
reports from all centers whence immigration may be expected are
to the effect that the coming summer will be noted for a steady
stream of settlers into California. Increased inquiry for informa
tion regarding the State is noted, and there is an exceptionally
strong demand for literature showing the advantages of different
Special interest is now being taken in California by travelers for
pleasure, who have come to know of the climatic advantages, and
a largo number of the inquiries received by The Committee is
from people who desire to include the State in their tourist
The following summary gives California conditions from De
cember 2!) to January 2S, inclusive:
City Bank Clearings Building Permits
San Francisco . '. 1154,900,800.47 $2,166,309
Los Angelas . 51,030.310.64 034,520
Oakland 8.402,373.07 557.770
Sacramento 3.684,267.08 37,608
Stockton ." 2,048,552.70 25,740
San Jose 1,940,508.85
San Francisco Customs Receipts ; $ 557,131.52
San Francisco Real Estate Sales, 050; Value. .. .. 2,500.00
San Francisco Building Permits Since the Fire . . . 126.218.460 00
The District The appointment of A. L. G. Atkinson as U. S.
Attorney. District Attorney to succeed It. VV. Breckons who
recently resigned will doubtless meet with general satisfaction
throughout the territory
Mr. Atkinson is a native son of Hawaii and is thoroughly con
versant with local conditions and is one of the most popular young
men of the group. lie has successfully performed the duties of
secretary of the territory and is an able attorney
Whether Mr. Atkinson's work as District Attorney is a success
or otherwise will depend largely on whether he engages in private
We are convinced that tbe salary paid is wholly inadequate for
the duties that are excepted to be performed by the District At
torney. An able attorney can easily make more than throe thousand dol
lars per annum, the amount of the salary now paid by the Federal
government the District Attorney for this district.
It is a well known fact that there is a large number of persons
in this territory who are violating federal laws and in order to gain
favor with the prosecuting officer they seek to secure the services
of the U. S. District Attorney. The services for which he renders
may seem perfectly innocent, in some instances they are doubt
less so, but when the ulterior motive is to gain personal favor acd
freedom from criminal prosecution the matter is then a very
different one. Nor is it entirely individuals who seek favor with
the District Attorney.
It. is imperative that the District Attorney be paid a better
salary in order to keep a competent ollicer and then ho should be
forbidden by law from accepting any private practice.
Sugar In Formosa
From American Mill.
F. A. Richards', who was work
ing at Olaa at the time of the con
struction of the big sugar mill
there, has just returned from For
mosa where he was engaged, for
the Honolulu Iron Works, in as-fib-Ting
in the constiuction of a big
sugar mill at Ako, other mills be
ing built there by English, Scotch
and German firms. Mr. Richards
has been a sufferer from malaria,
brought on by the climate in For
mosa, as also wns Mr. James Scott
whose wife and two children live
in Shanghai. Speaking of affairs
in Formosa, Mr. Richards said:
"The cune there is grown mostly
on what was formerly rice land,
the soil is poor and the cane small,
hut 95 per cent of juco is extracted.
There are over 5,000 acres of land
availalbe and 22,000 tons in sight
for the mill at Ako. The island is
capable of producing half a million
tons of sugar, or as much as all
these islands produced last year, if
the land be fertilized. This has
been tried to a small extent, but
not scientifically as is done here.
The mill on which I wus working
Maui, Il.iwnii, as secontl-clnss matter.
was built for the Taiwan Seito
Kata company, and the Honolulu
Iron Works is figuring oii building
two more mills for another- com
pany. The first mill was started
before I left, then stopped to repair
a few leaks and had been grinding
cane for a few days.
"The land on Formosa is divid
ed into three agricultural sections.
The northern part produces cam
phor which sells for a good price,
in the center of the island is grown
the tea crop of an excellent quali
ty, and in the south are the rice
and sugar lands. In the newly
constructed American mill the
Japanese are making an interest
ing experiment with one of their
own evaporators, made in Tokio,
side by side with a Lillie evapora
tor. The capital of Formosa is Tai
pha and it has one European ho.
tel. The railroads are owned by
the government, and on the island
are 60,000 aboriginals, head hunt
ers they are called, -who are all
armed. The climate is not quite
so cool as that ofllilo in the
winter time, but hotter than it is
here in the summer:
"Mr. Paul Hell, who was former
ly at Olaa and at Kihei, is now
working in the mill at Ako and the
Japanese want him to remain
Work Done During The
Report of the County Engineer
concerning the servey, construction,
improvement and maintenance of
the public highways, bridges and
other public improvement of the
County of Maui for the two years
ending December 31, 190S.
To The Honorable,
The Board of Supervisors,
.of the County of Maui,
Territory of Hawaii.
Pursuant to your re
quest, I bike pleasure in submitting
herewith a reiort for the biennial
period just closed, on the various
matters of road and bridge work
and other improvements undertaken
by the County of Maui.
Owing to the fact that the system
of management of roads and bridges
has lx-cn twice changed during the
period. I am indebted to the Road
Overseers of the various districts of
the County for most of the informa
tidn concerning the item of main
tenance, upkeep of roads and
bridges, and to some extent, es
pecially in the outlaying districts,
for details of what can le classed as
As each Supervisor has already
been supplied with reports covering
all di'tails, it is considered best, to
confine this report to a summary,
as concise as possible, of the various
classes of work in each district.
1. Relocation and Reconstruc
tion of 7 different sections of road
to reduce steep grades to 5 and
6 (mostly 5); total length re
graded, (3-4 m;les.
2. Reinforced Concrete Bridge
at Waikina, 20 ft. span.
3. 5 ft. wooden truss bridge at
4. 300 lineal feet concrete . pi pe
drains, IS in. to 21 in. dia.
5. Wooden Trestle Bridge, Ho
lawa, 3 20-ft. spans.
6. Improving "clay" roads with
sand or gravel, lj miles.
7. Fencing newly regraded roads,
total length, 5 miles.
Total expenditure for Permanent
Improvements, including prorata
cost of animals (care and feed),
superintendence, wear and tear of
tools, implements, etc. $27,705.00
Total cost of main
tenance of approximately
2(X) miles of road 33.S9S.79
Total expenditure, roads,
2 years . 861,601.79
Maintenance cost per mile per
year, approx. $84.00.
1 1 AN A DISTRICT.
1. Regrading from Kaclcku to
2. Regrading and building bridge
3. Cutting down various small,
but steep hills in the district. '
Total length of grading, approx.
4. Replacing 16 old and rotten
wooden bridges with new ones,
length of bridges from 10 to 100
feet, in many cases erecting con
crete piers in the middle to replace
trusses. These can all Ik' classed
in whole or in part as permanent
Total cost of Permanent
Improvements $14,31 1.55
Total cost of mainten
ance, 2 years 14,811.91
Total expenditure, Roads
and Bridges $29,1S9.49
' Permanent Improvements.
1. Regrading Kalae Section, Ka
wela Section, Honoulimaloo and at
Kamalo, total length, approx. '5700
2. Building 3 new bridges.
Total cost of Permanent
Improvements $ 3,542.20
Total cost, of mainten
ance, 2 years ,X,O.X.S.SO
Total expenditure for
roads and bridges $11,031.00
Approx. total mileage of road,
52. Approx. cost of maintenance
per mile per year 877.77.
LA I IAIN A DISTRICT.
1. Relocation and regrading,
three sections of road, one to reduce
steep grades to 5, and two to get
on higher ground to avoid damage
from water, total length, 16,000 ft.
2. Macadamizing, 5(KK) feet.
3. Dressing with gravel, 27,920
4. Treating graveled road with
crude oil, 18(H) feet.
5. Making and laying concrete
drain piju-s, 18 in. to 21 in. in
diameter, total length, 150 feet.
6. Five new bridges, 2 to 30
7. One concrete culvert, (rein
forced), and several small wooden
Total cost of new work f?30,2 17.25
(P e r m a n e n t Improve
Total cost of mainten
ance, 2 years 20,000. 13
Total expenditure for roads
and bridges $50,253. OS
No. of miles of road to maintain,
approx. 00. Cost per mile per year
to maintain them 8106.70.
1. Macadamizing streets of ICa
huhii and Wailuku, total length
completed, average 20 feet wide,
2. Graveling Waikapu-Mar.laeu
road, length completed, 10.0(H) feet.
3. Two Concrete Bridges (Rein
4. Six Concrete Culverts.
5. Four new wooden bridges.
6 . 300 running feet concrete"
7. New Iao road and survey Ex
8. Purchase of Rock Crusher,
Gas Engine, Gasoline Hoist, Dump
ing cars, Spreading Wagons, Road
Grader, Traction Engine, Track
Equipment, etc. Housing for same,
Platforms Bins, etc., etc.
9. Wooden Curbing for Wailuku
Streets, 1 Mile.
Total Cost of Permanent
Improvements If 30,;S8.47
Total Cost of Mninten
ance, 2 years 35,220.19
Total Expendditure, 2
years g 72,008.66
90 Miles of Road to maintain.
This is, of course, entirely in the
nature . of a permanent improve
ment, and the cost of maintenance
will bo trivial. 350 miles were
measured, along the principal roads,
and an accurate record kept of the
distance of every easily identified
point alcaig the roads, in addition
to setting 2S2 mile posts on the most
important roads, starting at zero at
the Court Houses of Maui and Mo
lokai. All of the posts are of rein
forced concrete with the exception
of 38, which were 'made of wood to
A M? Pus. P M VVediisil'v
STATIONS jg; PAS. tw
Kahului Leave 7.00 2.00 p. m
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 2.12
Wailuku Leave 7.20 2.20 415
( Kahului Arrive 7.35 2.35 130
Kahului' Leave 7.40 9.40 2.40 4.35 510
Sp'ville Arrive 7.52 J.55 2.52 4.47 5.22
Sp'vii'.p Leave 7.55 "10.15 2.55 4 50 5.25
Paia Arrive 8.10 10.35 3.10 5.00 5.40
Paia Leave 8.20 10.50 3.20 5.05 5.4-,
Sp'ville Arrive 8.35 . 3.35
Sp'ville Leave 8.40 3.40
Kahului Arrive 8.52 11.30 3.52 5.30 (j.0.-.,-
Kahufui Leave 8.55. 1.00 3.55 j
Wailuku Arrive 9.10 1.30 4.10
Wailuku Leave 9.20 2.00 4.15
Kahului Arrive 9.35 2.30 4.30 '
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, Lti..;-' ALEXANDER Jc BALDWIN, Line of Sailin.' rfessels Be
Sau Francisco and the Hawaiifu Islauds; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO. -
save difficulty in traus)ortation over
horse trails. Also 25, sign jxists
were set at practically every inter
section or junction of the country
roads. The cost was 81707. -I I. -
WAILFKU TOWN BALL.
Asa result of negotiations had
with the Superintendent of Public
Works and this Department, the old
Court House Building was turned
over to the County of Maui, in con
sideration of the assistance rendered
to the Territorial Government by
the County in improving the grounds
about the new Court House and the
County Building. Also, a confer
ence had with the Trustees of the
Kaahumanu Church resulted in the
execution by them of a lease to the
County without rental, of the whole
of the unoccupied lot across the
street' from the new Court House for
a Park and Town Hall site, and the
old Court House has lwen moved
there and converted into a very suit
able hall for public meetings, equip
ped 'with a fairly coiiimodi-us stage,
etc., etc., at a cost of $2070.00.
St'ltVEY PROPOSED Kl'LA PI PE
Owing to the lack of sullicient
appropriation in the Territorial De
partment of Public Works, your
County Engineer was given thoriza-
tion by your Honorable Body to
make the surveys necessary for iw
quiring data iqion which to base an
intelligent estimate of the scope anil
the cost of tin" project, to assist tlx
Public Works Department in pre
senting the matter to the coming
Legislature. The survey was duly
made, and results forwarded to the
Superintendent of Public Work as
direct iil. The cost of tiie survey
was tl ():',:'.. 90 It is hovd that the
appropriation, if secured, will carry
with it the provision to refund this
amount to the County of Maui.
ENGINEERING AND Sl'RYEY
Nearly all of the relocations men
tioned herein, excepting minor ones
that were short and of obvious de
termination by intelligent foremen,
were based upon surveys, plans and
specifications made by this Depart
ment. There were 29 different re
locations so surveyed and planned,
aggregating a length of a little over
30 miles. All were constructed un
der the supervision of this Depart
ment, with the exception of the so
called Pineapple Road," and a
portion of the Belt Road System
that it was intended to build under
the attempted Maui County Loan.
In addition, transit surveys wen
made for descriptions for exchange
uecos ior me oui and new roads in
10 different cases, the execution of
which deeds is still pending.
Street lines have been laid out,
in Wailuku and Kahului, which
have Ik'cii approved by the Board
Various surveys have liecn mad
by this Department for County
Stable lots, plans made for stables
and other buildings all of which
have been presented to you and
have been approved. '
In conclusion, as an iippointivc
officer of this Honorable Board. I
wish to express my app'reciation of
- 2f(aliiilui Slailroad Company
the uniform coiirlesv which you
ha ve ext nded me, and to congra
tulate you on the established fact
that County Government is no
longer in the experimental stage,
but that it is, in this our County of
"Maui no ka oi'' at least, an un
qualified success, and that the major
portion of the credit for this is di e
Resjiect fully submitted,
. Ill ti II HOWELL,
County Engineer, Counly of Maui,
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