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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
''itered at the Post Olfice at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class m
Republican Paper Published in the Interest ot the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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V, L, Stevenson - - Edltorand Managsr
SATURDAY. AUGUST 31, 1912
HELP OUR CREW.
THERE is every reason in the world why the people of Maui
should come to the assistance of the Valley Island rowing
crew. It is no small matter to pay the expenses of a bunch
of oarsmen and the rowing club has already gone to heavy expense for
Then every day, several of the crew have to travel per automobile
sto Kahuhii. There train is taken to Kihei. All this costs money and
some of the oarsmen are not blessed with much wealth.
It is up to the lovers of good clean sport to come to the aid of the
Maui crew and there is no doubt that something will be done.
ENGINEER Harvey, who is well known on Maui, and who ranks
very high as a civil engineer, has expressed the opinion that
for a sum of $300,000, a road could be built to Haleakala,
thiough the crater, out through the gap, and down to the coast. Such
a scheme wou. a tremendous amount of good for Maui, and Hale
akala would become the -world 's biggest attraction. The road as sug
gested by Harvey, would enable people to make a most interesting trip.
Tourists could auto from Lahaina to Wailuku, visit Iao Valley, call at
Kahului and Puunene and then make the great trip up to and through
Haleakala and down to liana, where the steamer could be taken.
UHViOVE THE PICKETS.
IT IS a wonder that the good people of Wailuku still, in most cases,
cling to the old scheme of having fences in front of their house
lots. When the beautiful effects of hedges and open lawns are
remembered, it makes people imagine that Wailuku is behind the times
in the city beautifying line. Honolulu and Hilo have gradually abolish
ed the picket fence scheme, and the consequence is that a great im
provement as to civic beauty is noticed. There are, of course, many
pretty homes in Wailuku where fences do not exist, but it must be said
that, in the majority of cases, the old, ugly style is still in vogue.
When a committee is appointed to decide upon a protested game of
baseball, it is up to the members of that committee to decide upon the
point at issue. It is to be regretted that the committee that lately took
up the Paia-Star protested game, did not decide what they were asked
to do. From the committee should have come a clean-cut, clear deci
sion, one way or the other. Either the Stars won the game, or else the
Paias did. No suggestion to play the game over again should
have been made. The committee should have gone by the rules of
baseball, and should not have tried to please everybody. The real issue
was dodged, and the effect will be noticed in the future. Still, as the
game has been ordered to be replnyed, it is to be hoped that the Stars
will on Sunday, try their luck against the Paias. There would be no
glory in playing the Paias, later on, when most of their best players
have departed for Honolulu. Maui wants clean sport of all sorts, and
the old saying: "Fair play is a jewel," goes in Hawaii, as well as
the end of the year, everything can
be finished off in very short order.
Rairing delays in the arrival of
bridge steel Superintendent Wil
liams expects to have the extension
finished by Februnry next.
The opening of the Haiku land for homesteading purposes, has re
sulted in bringing to Maui the best possible kind of settlers. White
Americans, who will, through their level headed work, improve living
conditions, and lift the standard of small farming, generally, are always
welcome to these islands. The extension of railroad will be a great
boon to the homesteaders, and nothing but prosperity can result.
Duke Kahauamoku will be back in Hawaii on September 11. It is
to be hoped that, by that time, a large sum of money will have been
subscribed toward his fund. Hawaii must not be behind hand in re
cognizing the skill of Duke. The lad deserves all that can possibly be
given him. He has represented Hawaii in a very worthy manner and
not only as an athlete, but as a gentlemen, he has made good.
It is impossible to get out a real newspaper when compositors are not
available. Maui has been raked in an attempt to get "type snatchers,"
but there was nothing doing. Honolulu compositors do not seem to
long for the pasture of the Wailuku printing world, and there is at
least one editor in these islands who is "up against it" good and hard.
The news that Emperor William, of Germany, is in very bad health,
is disturbing to his loyal subjects all over the world. Hawaii holds
many Germans, and a betttr class of citizens could not be imagined.
Should the worst come to pass, the sympathy of all the different nation
alities residing in Hawaii, will be extended to their German brothers.
The slate made up by the Honolulu Democrats is a peculiar mixture.
There are good men of the Petrie, MeCkllan, Jarrett type on the list,
but there are some impossible candidates mentioned also. However, it
does not matter much, as the Republican steam roller will be at work
Railroad to Haiku -
Will Be Big Boon
(Continued from page I.)
proud of tlit extension of the Kahu
lui Uailroad Company' track. lie
is responsible for every detail of the
scheme and, when it is remembered
that one part of the job is the bridg
ing of Maliko gulch, it will le nuili
y 8i n that the construction of tli
new line, is a difficult proposition-
1 he seven miles extension to
Haiku will cost in the neighborhood
..f 8275,000, and that includes the
purchasing of certain rights-of-way
A trip along the proposed line
and an inspection of the part already
completed is an interesting experi
ence and this week a representative
of the Maui News made the journey
with SuiK i intendent Williams. The
work is being done in such a man
ner that, when the rush comes, at
MANY DEEP CUTS.
There are a number of "cuts' to
be made and some of them are vey
deep. One "cut" near Haiku is
forty-five feet deep. There are
many others, ranging from a few
feet to thirty. The "fills" are
equally big and one, on the Paia
side of the government road, is
1,500 feet long and 27 feet high.
The work on the roadbed is being
pushed ahead as quickly as possible,
and the engineer m charge hopes to
have everything ready to "hook
up," as soon as the bridge construc
tion work is finished.
The biggest job of the whole ex
tension is the bridging of Maliko
gulch. There is a span of 780 feet
to bo covered and the height of the
deck of the bridge will be 230 feet
above t)he bed ot the creek. It is
some bridge, for these islands, and
the, Maliko one has those' on the
Hamakusf const of Hawaii, beaten
The greatest care is being taken
regarding making the Maliko bridge
absolutely safe. The bridge is to
bo such that, even should a train
become derailed on it, no serious
result would follow. The girder
system is being adopted and, every
twelve feet, 'there will be one of
these safeguards. With a narrow
gauge railroad, such as the Kahului
track is, extra care must be taken
as to bridges. When it is mention
ed that a wind pressure of sixty
pounds to the square foot is provid
ed for, it will be seen that no
chances are to be taken. Two hun
dred and thirty feet would be no
small distance for a train to plunge
and any such danger has been ob
viated by the adoption of the
Through Girder'' system.
The scene nt the bridge head of
the big gulch is impressive, and the
huge span to be bridged appeals to
the imagination. The walls of the
gulch are almost perpendicular and
the sight, looking down the canyon,
is awe-inspiring. J. lie constructing
engineers are lucky in as much,
that the bridge head is connected
up with the plantation railroad.
This connection makes the handling
of the necessary bridge material
At first glance the "head" of the
bridge looks somewhat like a fort of
some sort. It is made of concrete,
and is most substantial. It is from
there that the spidery looking
bridge will shoot off over the great
gulch. Already a good deal of the
work is finished, and the huge piers
of concrete, upon which the iron
supports of the bridge are to be An
chored, are being rapidly installed.
The piers are as solid as rock, and
consist of concrete re-inforced with
steel rails. The bases of the piers
are deep down, twenty feet below
.he surface and, even then, are
planted among solid rocks. There
are to bp 22 piers, in all, and each
of them is 10 feet square at the
The concrete for the piers was all
mixed up at the top of the gulch.
The mixture was tnen shot down
through pipes to the desired locality.
This was found to be an excellent
way to handle the concrete, and
good progess has, so far, been made
Fourteen of the piers are now com
pleted, and there still remain the!
ones that are set into the almost
perpendicular sides of the gulch.
It is nerve-wracking work to even
descend to the bottom of the gulch,
and the means for doing so are of a
Formerly, the workmen used to
climb up and down a sort of Jacob's
ladder affair. As there are over
three hundred steps in the "stair
way" and, as the affair is as steep
as the side of a house, the effect on
the laborers can be imagined. The
"stairways" are still in existence
on both sides of the gulch but the
men are transported, to andjfrom
the l)ottom, by a "scenic railroad"
The scenic railroad reminds one
of some of the landings alonK the
Ilamakua coast of Hawaii. The
principle is the same, ns far as an
inclined cable-car system goes, but
the length and steepness of the pull,
has any thing else of the kind in
the islands, beaten to a "frazzle."
It was with a calm exterior, but
a quaking interior, that the Mai i
News man accepted the invitation
to descend into the gulch, per me
dium of the scenic railroad. The
"car" is an open affair and, when
half-way down the precipice, it
sends cold shudders through the
system of the novice at such travel
ing. However, the cable car works
safely, and the trip to the bottom
only takes a minute or so. Still, it
was with a sigh of relief that the
writer stepped onto terra firina, and
began to look over the work on the
Looking upward, from the bjttom
of the gulch, the walls of the can
yon appear to be perpendicular.
The men working on the face of the
cliffs look like flies, and the vast
ness of the undertaking is realized,
even by a layman.
The trip up the face of the bluff,
in the cable car, is another nerve
wracking experience, and it was a
very pleased newspaperman wno
was the very first person to leave
the car at the landing.
There is a fine railroad yard at
the top of the gulch, and there are
enough tracks to handle all the flat
cars that bring material lor tne
bridge and other railroad structures.
Superintendent Williams has a
large staff of men working on the
grading, laying of track and on the
bridge building proposition. All is
being made ready for the erection
of the big bridge and, once the ma
terial arrives from New York, there
will be a rush order job on hand.
A SECOND BRIDGE.
A few hundred feet beyond the
Maliko gulch bridge, another bridge
will have to be built. It will be
380 feet long, and 100 feet high.
The second bridge, although a big
job, is dwarfed by the huge one at
All the steel work for the bridges
is coining from Hamilton and Cham
bers, of New York- P. V Shotts is
superintendent of the bridge con
The engineer in charge of the ex
tension is J. C Kiss, Jr., and he
has with him the following staff:
II. M. Carr, construction road mas
ter; David Hurst, construction fore
Professor J. M. Young, of the
College of Hawaii, is the consulting
engineer of bridges, lhe whole
work is, of course, under the man
agement of J. JN. S. Williams, one
of the most competent engineers in
Notice is hereby given that at
midnight of Wednesday, Oct. 16,
1912, the general county register
of electors fof the County of Maui
shall be closed for registration and
will remain closed until after elec
Wm. FRED KAAE,
Ma keia ke hoolahaia aku nei e
pani ia ana ka buke kakauinoa o
ka poe koho balota o ke Kalana o
Maui l ka hora 12 o ka po Poakolu,
la 16 o Okatoba, 1912, a e mau ana
kona paa ana a hiki i ka pau o ke
Wm. FRED KAEE,
Kakauolelo o ke Kalana.
Honolulu Music Co.
Jas. W. Bergstrom, Manager.
88 King Street, Honolulu.
Latest Hawaiian Records
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To the Owners aud
All persons claiming an interest in the
premises hereinafter described:- .
The KAHULUI RAILROAD COM-j
PANY, a railroad corporation duly chart-
ed and existing under the laws of the-
Territory of Hawaii, and having, in ac
cordance with such laws, acquired power
to exercise the right of eminent domain
under Section 7S5 of the Revised Laws
of the Territory of Hawaii, hereby gives
notice, in accordance with the provisions
of Act 86 of the Session Laws of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii of 1909 which act was
duly approved April 16th, 1909), to said )
unknown owners and unknown persons
claiming an interest in said property
hereinafter described of its intention to
take the property hereinafter described
for railroad purposes.
The parcel property sought to be con
demned is situated in Pawela, in the Dis
trict of Huuiakuuloa, Island and County
of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, and being
Land Commission Award 6510L, Royal
Patent 21S1 to Ku, and described as
"All that certain parcel of laud situat
ed at Haiku, Hamakualoa, "Island of
Maui. T. II.; being a part of that portion
of Grant, "2181 Apaua 2 to KU which
lies in 'Waiaatna' Gulch on the line of,
the KAHULUI RAILROAD COMPANY
and bounded and described as.Jollows:
"Commencing at a driven iron pipe at
the North-West of "Grant 5259, Apana
No. 2 to Kamakaeu and running by
magnetic bearing as follows:
S 340 00' W. 123.5 feet to a driven
iron pipe. N. 65030' V. 176.8 feet to
a driven iron pipe. N 77oo' V. 7.0
feet to a driven iron pipe. N 58 0 09'
E. 123.0 feet to a driven iron pipe. S.
745' K. 1696 feet to the point of be
ginning, and containing 49-100 Acres.
The Company estimates the value of
said parcel of land at the sum of f 147.00
and offers to purchase the same for the
said sum or value of 147.00.
If you shall uot accept the above offer
of the KAHULUI RAILROAD COM
PANY to purchase said property so des
cribed for the sum so named within
thirty (30) days after the Riving of this
notice, the KAHULUI RAILROAD CO.
intends to give a further notice of its
intention to apply to a Justice of the
Supreme Court for the appointment of
appraisers to fix the amount of compen
sation to be paid.
Dated August 22nd, l9l2.
KAHULUI RAILROAD COMPANY,
By its President, F. F. BALDWIN
Aug. 24, 3i, Sept. 7, 14.
In the Circuit Court of the
Second Circuit Territory of
At Chambers In Probate.
In the matter of the Estate of
MANOEL COSTA PI MENTAL,
late of Makawao, Maui, Deceased.
Order of Notice of Rearing Peti
tion for Administration.
On Reading and Filling the Peti
tion of Mary C. Pimental, widow
of said deceased, alleging that
Manoel Costa Pimental, of Maka
wao, Maui, died intestate at the
Insane Asylum, Honolulu, on the
22nd day of May, A. D. 1912,
leaving property in the Territory
of Hawaii necessary to be admin
istered upon, and praying that
Letters of Administration issue to
Antone F. Tavares.
It isOrdered, that Monday, the
30th day of September, A. D. 1912.
at 10 o'clock A. M., be and hereby
is appointed for hearing said Peti
tion in the Court Room of this
Court at Wailuku, Maui, at which
time and place all persons concern
ed may appear and show cause, if
any they have, why said Petition
should not be granted, and that
notice of this order shall be publish
ed once a week for three successive
weeks in the "Maui News," a
weekly newspaper printed and pub
lished in Wailuku, Maui:
Dated Wailuku, Maui, August
(Sd.) S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
(Sd.) Edmund H. Hart,
Clerk Circuit Court of the 2nd
August 24, 31 Sept. 7)14.