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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1909
THE MAUI NEWS
utered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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APRIL 1". 1H09
A Needed It is with reluctance thAt we criticise acts of officials
Change. and residents of Honolulu for their flagrant selfish
ness in matters pertaining to the welfare of the whole community
but measures and not men must, be considered when 'the public is
A glsnce at tke appropriations of the legislatures of the past
will convince any one of ordinary intelligence that, Honolulu gets
the lion's share of everything while tho rest of the Territory pays
Tt ia trim tVint. f.hronfrh the cunning of shrewd legislators much
of tho taxes that are rightfully duo tho various counties are paid
in Honolulu, but this only goes to make more clear the justice of
foot to havo all publications of executions
for the non payment of taxes appear only in the Honolulu papers
If the officials wish to assume the responsibility of waisfing public
money for the publication of an execution notice of some Uuleana
over in Olaa or Hana in some Honolulu paper, we feel that is their
affair and that they arfl rightly called to account by a Senate lhat
will not confirm the appointment of such an ollicial.
This week a resident of Kula caused a wireless message to be
sent to Honolulu to ascertain the day on which Waialoa lands are
to be auctioned by the government. This action was made neces
sary for thrreason that there was no publication notice of the
sale in the local paper and the Honolulu paper gave tho date of
sale as April 18th which happens to be on bunday.
The leasehold of Folipoli lands of Waieliu, Maui, were recently
advertised for sale by the Commissioner of Public Lands. The
nublication was made only in Honolulu paper and in consequence
there were but few knew of the advertisement until almost up to
the time of the sale of the same. The statement was- made fre
quently here that it seemed that there was a desire on the part
nr ha (rnvornmont. to liidn rather than advertise the sale of its
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lease in this case. This charge was made by many different per
sons and seemed to be the opinion of the majority of the residents
There is entirely too much of Honolulu in the government and
in every way the legislators should advanco local self-govornment
instead of centralizing everything in the metropolis.
Kpnutnnitil The ndiustment of the Attornt y-Oeneral matter
Confirmation, and the confirmation of the present incumbent by
the Senate relieves a bad situation and will meet with general satisfac-tion.
Afr TTf.in.mwnv lms hut mitten into the workines of his oflice and to
T,nt l;.r nut. nn nepdimt of a man like Ooclho is too cross a wrong for
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Tf iln ftiinte iiiitl ni?:iill declined to confirm the appointment of Mr.
Hemenway there was then no alternative as we see it but for the Gover
nor to apiKiint some one else. e do not believe m the governor over-
;.lino. n,. Kfiintf. in n matter of this kind. The Organic Act makes
certain provisions that are equally binding upon the governor as upon
to nn.l for either to override the law would finally bring alxiut
There is no official almve criticism and there is probably not one in tin
service of the Territory that has not made serious mistakes. Mr. Ilcmcn
way is one of the erring officials hut we have never thought for a moment
that he should not le appointed nor confirmed on account of minor errors
of judgment wjien we liclicved he has at all times acted honestly and
conscientiously for the public good.
So far we feel that the Senate has acted wisely in most matters and
congratulate the majority for their confirmation of the Attorney General.
Had it been the vote of the Senate that Mr. Hemenway Ik- not confirmed
we would not have been in favor of appointing him over the head of the
Senate as has been suggested for the reason that the Organic Act provides
for the confirmation of the appointment and the law must he lived up to.
lo what I please, whether the
Speaker likes it or not. He is not
the tvhole thing in this House
even if he does think he is.
It was Long and Affonso against
the other member; of the "Cabinet"
yesterday, and the two memliers
put up a good fight for what th-y
consider their rights. Long bitter
ly upbraided the Speaker for using
the word "graft'' last Saturday.
"If there is to be any talk of
graft," he said, 'Til go farther
with it. There is oilier graft in
the House.'' And he stopped
tUere, while a dend silewce fell up
on the meeting for a moment. Long
does rot say what graft he knows
of, but there have for several days
been hints dropped around the
corridors of the Capitol that things
are not nil they might be and that
there is more than one kind of
graft rampant in the House.
There is no reason for believing
that there is any big graft, the in
sinuations referring probably to
petty graft, connected with typr
writtiiig work, automobile hire and
such little things. Hut unless sonir
adjustment of the differences exist'
ing among the members of the
Speaker's cabinet is reached, the
public niay'have a chance to learn,
from statements that may be made
on the floor of the House, just what
there is going that may property
he characterized as graft.
The results of the meeting yes
terday afternoon were nil so far us
any solution o'f the difficulty is
concerned The opposing factions
refused to yield an inch, and the
matter was in statuouo when the
session finally came to and end.
Cause of Trouble.
Honolulu, April 13. The Speak
er's "cabinet'' is involved in a row
that threatens to put an end to
the usefulness of that body and
that may be carried onto the floor
of the House with' results that will
render the last days of the session
the most stormy in the history of
The trouble in tho "Cabinet"
arises over the matter of the type
writing of tho House Journal the
game trouble that made tho session
of last Saturday such a Btormy
one. There was a meeting of the
"Cabinet" in the oflice of Secretary
Mott-Smith yesterday afternoon
a turbulent meeting nt which the
air was filled with threats and re
criminations and long harangues
jn which the word "graft" was
used so often that the meeting re
semliled a session in the 'office of
the District Attorney of San
Speaker Holstein's characteriza
tion of the demands of Stenogra
pher Lloyd as "graft" last Satur
day is taken as a personal insult
by Elia Long, Affonso and the
other House members who support
ed the, resoultion introduced by
Affonso. Long is especially sore
and threatens to institute a graft
investigation that may involve
some prominent members of the
House in its meshee and throw dis
credit upon the work of the entire
At the meeting yesterday after
noon Rice told Affonso that he
ought to be ashamed of himself for
having introduced the resolution
providing extra comjiensation for
the stenographer of the House.
"Shall I get down on my knees
now?'' asked Affonso sarcastically.
Affonso is extremely sore at the
Speaker's intimation that nomeas
re should he introduced in the
House without his permission.
"The Speaker needn't think he
can frighten me by shaking the
Big Stick at me,' he says. "I will
Niagara Falls Dry For
Second Time In History.
Buffalo, New York, April 12.
Niagara Falls has completely dried
up for tho second time in its his
tory. The river of the falls has
frozen solid and the water has been
backed up to such an extent that
serious floods have resulted, with
damage done to the extent of
Once before this year the mighty
Niagara practically dried up, al
though a few rivulets cascaded
the statement being made that the
great cataract was "dry.'' lies
crihing the conditions at the Falls
Orrin K. Dunhip, in the Scientific
'On February 14, 15 and Ifi
1900. an east wind blew no Lake
Erie and drove the water far hack
up the lake, greatly reducing the
amount which it was possible for
tho lake to discharge into the Nia
gara river channel. This condition
lasted for a longer period than
ever before known; and the failurt
ftf Lake Erie to discharge its cus
turned How into the river channel
combined with great nelils ol let
previously carried down toward
the Falls and left to settle on bars
and racks, resulted in Niagara's
experiencing . what will long he
recalled as a truly remarkable
spectacle The ice above tha Goat
Island on the New York side of
the river shut off the water supply
of the American channel between
tioat Island and the New York
mainland. This rendered the chan
nel, usually the scene of a frightful
battling and tossing of chaotic
waters, practically dry. As little
or no water passed through the
channel, the American Fall with
its precipice face 1,000 feet wide
was also left dry.
"Except for a few struggling
rivulets here and there, none were
of sufficient quantjty to prevent
men from walking across the chan
nel from the mainland to Goat
Island in rubber hoots. Others
crossed the channel above the
(ioat Island bridge, and from Goat
Island to the mainland, making
their way upstream toward the
power intakes. The Horseshoe Fall
resembled anything but the robust
Hood so much admired. Its quan
tity was reduced by half, and this
when it was'catching all the water
diverted from the American chan
nel. Down in the gorge below the
Falls, rocks were bared which had
never appeared a hove the surface
before. The Whirlpool Rapid, and
Whirlpool suffered from the hold
back of the lake flow, so that a'l
the way from Lake Erie to Lake
Ontario the -people stood amazed
at the strange scene developed by
robbing the river of a portion of
"In ISIS, on March 2!) of that
year, it is reeorueii that a some
what similar condition existed at
Niagara, but words afford thefmly
comparison, tor no pictures were
handed down from that time ' On
March 22, 15)03, crowds hurried to
the river to Fee the American chan
nel dry, while the American Fal!
was in very- similar condition to
what it was during the few days in
February this year.
For practically half a week the
unusual conditions prevailed, and
during that time Niagara was only
half herself. A change in the wind
drove the water back down ' Laki
Erie and the overflow to the rivet
was increased. This overflow grew
in quantity, but the restoration
was not immediate, for few days
went by before the American Fall
was anything like its former self.
"The power companies on both
sides of the river were hampered
by the dry pell.''
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