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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, J 909
THE MAUI NEWS
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Hugh VI . Coke,
That Kula The Carley bill which provides for thr;appropriation
Pipe Line, of funds for the relief, in dry whether, of the
residents of Kula is now in the hands of the committee and their
report and the action of our Senators and Representatives will be
watched for with intense interest by hundreds of citizens of this
The conditions in the past have been such as to leave no doubt
in the minds of the residents of this island as to the ned of such
an undertaking on the part of the government. It is I rue Hint we
have recently had a good shower and it is also true that many
hundreds of cattle have died durins the past year as a result f
the drouth, hundreds of people have sulTered for want of water
and many hundreds have been compelled to leave their homes and
seek employment on the plantations in order to provide the neces
sities of life for their families.
Trre County Engineer has gone into the matter very carefully
and has prepared the following summary which we think is very
Revis 1 figures showing population, number of stock, and esti
mated amounts of revenue from water privileges from Proposed
Kula Pipe Line, from Makawao to Kanaio inclusive.
i Conservative Estimated No.
Acres. Stock. Annual Revenue. Persons.
Makawao 2,159 786 1,070 00 317
521'alinui and Omaopio 1,705 24(5 320 00 SC.
Pulehu and Kamehame 354 111 180 00 G3
Waiakoa 1,208" 453 341 00 258
Maalae, Koheo and Kao-
noulu 89 129 243 00 133
Waiohuli and Keokea 419 139 293 00 250
Kamaole 755 280 20b 00 130
Ulupalakua and Kanaio 700 50 125 00 100 -
Haleakala Ranch Co. 31,7()0 4.000 1,000 00 40
Est. R. von Tempsky 5,300 300 150 00 10
Est. W. H. Cornwell" 10,000 2,000 250 00 10
E. J. Alana 2,000 200 40 00 3
Edgar Morton GOO 300 100 00 10
Raymond Ranch 20,000 2,000 500 00 ' 10
77,889 11,002 $4,894 00 1440
It is estimated that the above
The estimated revenue is very
rate of 25 cents per 1000 gallons.
tion. but the water system would
certainly pould raise revenue from
ty. We urge our representatives
(Continued from page I.)
The sheriff sent to the board a
communication from the Kahului
Railroad Company giving estimates
of proposed improvements in the
The cost of a new jail of the size
desired with a fence around the
same and the moving of the house
of the police officer to the site of the
jail was estimated to cost approxi
Supervise T. B. Lyons wrote the
board asking the support of the en
tire board in an effort to get an ex
change of government lands at Wai
ehu for private lands near Wailuku
for the purpose of a public park and
A communication was received
from Supervisor Lyons in which he
asked the board to recommend to
the representatives a chance in our
laws by which all costs and fines lie
made county realizations but in ease
this could not be done then require
the Territory to foot all bills for wit
ness fees. With both of the above
positions all intelligent residents of
Maui will most heart'ly agree.
A communication was received
from County Attorney J. L. Coke
in which lie acknowledged receipt of
a request from the board to have
certain laws and rules and regula
George Groves wrote the . board
that much of the road in his district
had lcen washed out. lie recom
mended the purchase .of more mules
for his district. He recommended
the purchase of more graders and
recommended the payment of his
nun by check instead of by the pre
sent manner. He reported that
during a recent storm the stable at
Maui, Hawnii, as seco ml -class matter.
Editor nnd vianaficer
MARCH 13, 1909
revenue would bo doubled in 10
conservative, and is at about the
It is based on present popula
probably double the revenue. It
increased valuations of proper
to work for this measure. It is
Maliko was blown off its foundation
and moved a distance of about four
feet. He called attention of the
board to the fact that certain resi
dents at Kalcpolcpo had fence d up
a road there but that they had taken
down the fence at his request.
Supervisor Pogue reported that he
had appointed George Groves as
road foreman during the time that
there was no road overseer.
Dr. Weddick reported on sanitary
work lie had done during the time
he was sanitary officer.
Road Overseer W. L. Dccoto" re
ported a plan for systematic road
work in his district. He asked per
mission to oil all of the macadamiz
ed roads in his district. He request
ed that the County Engineer be sent
to his district for the purpose of in
structing him in the oiling of the
roads there and that he Ik; instruct
ed to survey certain new roads.
The supervisors requested the
clerk to have all of the road over
seers present at nine o'clock A. M.
on the 12th instant.
The chairman reported that he
had asked the clerk of the road de"
partment to have all reports of road
work done made out in copies of live
so that each sujiervisor could ' Know
just what was being done in ach
district instead of just in his own as
The sanitary officer for the Wai
luku District reported that he hud
made a thorough inspection of con
ditions in Wailuku, Kahului, Wai
hee, 'Waikapu and other places and
that he had found the conditions
fair on each of tTie places except in
Wailuku where conditions on' Mar
ket street and back of that street
were not good and he had required
several changes and the rilling of a
number of cespools. He also re
commended that the open ditch
running liack of the Knos property
be closed for the reason that it is
always foul and a menace to the
Charles Makekau, the fish and
food bisector of Lnhaina reported
on the work done by him.
Dr. W. 1 MeConkey reported
that he had had one case of typhoid
fever and one case of diptheria in
his district and that he had done
everything possible to prevent a
pread of the disease and lwlicvcd
he had lcen successful in this. lie
reported the prevalence of chicken
pox in the district but that the dis
ease there was of a very mild form.
The clerk was requested to have
a form of a report for the fish and
food inspe ctors and submit the same
for approval at the next meeting. '
The reports of the Sheriff showed
much good work done by the officers
during the month and the convic
tion of many persons arrested dur
ing the month. He spoke of the
resignation of Kamaka Kailiahu of
Waikapu as police officer and rt
commended the appointment of
Huakini Knos 'm his place.
'Supervisor T. K. Lyons made a
number of excellent' recommenda
tions for road work and improve
ments in this district. Among the
recommendations he made 'were:
Cantoneer system to keep roads in
repair, immediate repair of Kahu
lui road '.and keep the same in good
condition with macadam and 'oil,
macadam of road from old depot to
new depot, build stable instead of
rent, macadam and oil all road
where ever possible, macadam and
oil I'luuu'iic Avenue as soon as pos
If Supervisor Lyons kct'ps up this
pace of progress there remains but
one thing foy him to do and that is
to join the republican party where
progress is the party watch word.
Mr. Lyons recommended the re
pair of the old crusher and that the
same be put -nto use. He asked
that the county engineer lc request
ed to give an opinion as to the ad
visability of building certain roads
with dirt and then sanding them.
He stated that he had received a
communication from Senator W. J
Coelho stating that an engine for
the fire company could be had- and
recommended the getting of the
sum1. He advised the appropria
tion of $500 for ho.-c for the fin
department but recommended that
chemical engines and aparatus Ik;
not lxiught as recommended by
County Attorney j. L- Coke re
ported that his department had pro
secuted eighty-eight cases and had
secured eon ict ions in eighty-one of
them while but seven were acquitt
ed. During the month . there had
not Ix'cn an acquittul in a single
case in Lahaina, Wailuku nor Ma
kawao. He strongly recommended
that an appropriation be made for a
stenographer for his office as there
was great need of such help.
The matter of the bonds of the
road overseers were referred to the
county attorney. His deputy re
ported that all Were in order except
for the road overseer of Lahaina
whose bond was not properly drawn.
The chairman stated that the
county attorney had called his at
tention to the fact that salaries pro
vided for by law did not require to
be passed by the board. This re
ferred to such claims as salaries of
the county officer.
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Japanese Editor Explains
Reason for Suicide.
The editor of the Jiyu Shinbun,
which is the afternoon edition of the
Hawaii Shinpo, wonders why among
the Japanese of Hawaii there are
not eases of suicide for love, or
rather suicide resulting from des
The Japanese papers arc full of
accounts of such suicides which are
called "Joshi," that is, literally
translated, "love suicide," Social
conditions do not allow free mar
riage in Japan and lovers disap
pointed in their heart affairs often
commit suicide in the hoiio that
their souls may find more freedom
in the worldi beyond the river Sanzu.
To make it clearer to the foreign
ers, a ease of love suicide may In
cited. There once lived a young
samurai and a maiden who loved
each other. The young samurai
was the second son of his father,
and therefore not the heir. The
maiden, on her part, had a brother
who was the heir of the family'.
Under such circumstances it was
hard to arrange for their marriage.
The young man was eventually
adopted by another family. In days
gone by adoption was a common
custom in Japan as it was among
the Romans. Succession of the war
riors the title as well as emolument
was according to primogeniture,
and therefore, a second or third son
could scarcely get' a livelihood, ex
cept through being adopted into
another family. Despite their ear
nest efforts the maiden could not.be
adopted by the family, for the heads
of these families were unfriendly
from some reason or other. They
struggled between hive and social
restrictions and filially put an end
to their lives from sheer despair of
ever becoming united.
Even to this day there are many
cases of suicide though changes have
been wrought in our social order.
Some are hampered from poverty,
others from some other social condi
tions, and, when the climax of love
is reached they often have to look
Ix-yond the River Sanzu for their
To come back to the main point
of the Jiyu's editorial, the editor
attributes the scarcity of love-suicide
among the Japanese of Hawaii to
the fact that the Japanese here,
more especially the women, arc far
more advanced in their idea of in
dividualism than their sisters "in
Japan. He thinks that America is
the Paradise of the weaker sex, for,
he says, "under the Stars and
Stripes women can enjoy . far more
freedom than in anywhere else un
der the sun."
The editor criticizes rather severe
ly the chastity of the local Japanese
women and attributes the reason for
their inferiority in this respect to
their sisters at home to the too free
institutions of America which he, on
the other side, praises as giving a
broader meaning to life.
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Kahului Railroad Company
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San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.;
in Auto Wreck.
D. B. Maconachie, a salesman in
the employ of Then. H. Da vies &
Company and well known on Maui
and Mr. and Mrs. David Hatighs
met with an automobile accident
aliout 8 : 30 o'clock Monday in Hono
lulu which might easily have proved
of a most serious character. As it
turned out a fine machine is badly
battered and Mr. Maconachie is laid
up, suffering from a severe body jolt
ing and bad bruises.
At the time of the accident the
machine was being driven outward
on the road lietwecn KaiinvVi and
Punahou. Near the Harrison rock
quarry at the Kapahulu road some
thing went wrong with the steering
gear and the machine, turning al
most to right angles, dashed into
the rocks near the driveway.
The machine stopped by the im
pact and turned completely over,
Mr. Ilaughs, who was on the small,
rear seat, toppled off at the first jolt
and escaped injury. Mrs. Ilaughs
went over with the machine and
was bruised but not stvcrly. Mr.
Maconachie, who was rr uiiiig the
machine, was thrown forward upon
the steering wheel, rceen'ng a jab
in the breast that knockid him out
for a considerable time and coni-
poseu ins worst injury, a soon as
assistance could be procured by Mr
liaugns, Jir. .Maconachie was re
moved to his home where he was
given early medical attention. To
day he is abed and suffering con
siderable pain, but expects to Ik
around again the last of the week.
Passengers on the Kaimuki -cars
early this morning saw the wrecked
ear and, assuming that something
serious had happened, plied news
paper offices and the police station
for information of the-accident. The
battered ar was "towed" i-i during
Children are Raised
to be Sacrificed.
London, February 13. Human
sacrifice is practiced in Vit Africa
as well as in the Philippines, ac
cording to Mrs. Northesk Wilson,
who last year made a 1,000 mile
trip down the Ivory and Gold
Coasts to study the fetish religion,
and has lectured here on her ex
periences, iiibuoiu uoast native says
Mrs. Wilson, "is a fatalist, who
has no conception of the value of
life. Having a vague belief in re
incarnation, he is willing to sacri
fice himself for his religion. Child
ren are brought up for the express
purpose of being sacrificed.
"When the child conies to man
hood he is shaved and anoined and
everything he desires is given to
him. Wild revels are held in the
heart of the forest, the man is
bathed and scented and then wor
shipped fori two days. On the
third day there is an indescribable
scene of debauchery, when the
JCahului Slailroad Company
doomed man is put into a split tree
' "These sacrificial rites are per
formed not through a lust for blood
but rather because of a desire to
make atonement and placate the
gods. Even the President of
Liberia, whom I fnet, believes in
fetishism, and possesses a "ju ju"
although he is an exceptionally in
telligent man and a Harvard gra
Notice is hereby given tlmt nil pnttics
indebted to me nre requested to cull at
my store nud settle the same prior to
March joth, 19119.
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