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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
lintcred nt the Tost Office at Waihiku. Maui, Hawaii, asseeoiKl-clnsi trailer
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest oi the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maui Rutolislning: Company, Limited.
Proprietor and Publther
Subscription Ratks, $2.50 per year in Advance
Will. ). Cooper
Editor unci Manager
JUNK 0, 1014
THAT GET-TOGBTIIER DINNER.
THERE is a lot of talk on the streets about the desirability of
having another get-together dinner. The way to have it is to
have it. Apparently somebody is needed to take the lead and
end out a few hundred post card notices. The MAt'i News will be
dad to print the cards.
OUR NEGLECTED ASSETS.
ANOTHER competent authority has just left Maui with the de
claration that Haleakala is the most magnificent work of nature
he has ever seen and he has seen much. He says that Kilauea is
savage and fear-inspiring, and not greatly different from one's precon
ceived notion of it. Haleakala, on the other hand, is awe-inspiring in
its sublimity, and its grandeur is of a character that the imagination
cannot compass, since there is nothing like it in the world. Within
the week the Honolulu papers printed a "partial list" of the guests at
the Volcano House almost all tourists. They numbered just 50. If.
the summit of Haleakala sees two or three tourists in a mouth, it is
doing well. Why this difference? There is only one reason Kilauea
is accessible, Haleakala is inaccessible. The average tourist is past
middle age, and the most of them are men and women who have
spent their lives in soft occupations within great cities. Many of them
are invalids or semi-invalids. Not one in fifty is physically able to
stand the shaking up of a ride for eight exceedingly rough miles;
or sleeping on the ground among the fleas and filth of the "rest-house"
at the summit of our mountain. Even the ruggeclest do not get much
pleasure out of this part, and the compensation must indeed be great if
they are able to appreciate the marvels spread out around them.
Those fifty tourists to Kilauea meant probably not less than $20 a
piece left behind them. If the volcano averages but 50 tourist visitors
per month, which is a low estimate, they leave not less than $12,000
and probably much more on the big Island every year. This is inter
est on $240,000, at 5 per cent. It cost the County of Hawaii a fraction
of this amount to get her Volcano road. It was built with convict labor
at a cost to the county of their food and the salaries of a few lunas.
It was good for the prisoners. Maui has never asked for a like favor.
Isn't it at least worth asking for.
SHOULD BE LOOKED INTO.
RANK injustice is being clone to the Islands, and needless hard
ship imposed upon seamen, either through a misapprehension on
the part of various steamship officials, or of the local port offi
cials, or both. Captain Hall, of the American-Hawaiian freighter Vir
ginian, in calling upon friends in Wailuku whom, he had not seen for
several years, mentioned that he had been enabled to get ashore only
owing to the fact that he was called as a witness before a coroner's
jury. He affirmed that neither he nor his officers were permitted ashore,
ordinarily, owing to regulations of the health authorities. Further, he
stated that his instructions prevented his taking on board any vege
tables or fruit of the islands other than pineapples and bananas. He was
badly in need of fresh vegetables for his crew, but could not risk hav
ing his ship fumigated by supplying himself with what could so easily
be had. Somebody is certainly at fault in both of these matters.
In the first instance there has not been an epidemic of any disease on
Maui for years, that could warrant such precautions; and in the second
instance, the Federal fruit quarantine regulations, which went into
effect April 1 , expressly exempt from the restrictions fruit or vegeta
bles taken on board vessels as ships stores, provided they are disposed
of before a mainland port is reached. The commercial bodies should
see that such misapprehensions are removed.
IIn.o people are considering asking for a "Hilo Day" during the
next Mid-Pacific Carnival. They plan to engineer it largely themselves
and to make it a big boost feature for the Rig Island. What's the mat
ter with having a "Maui Day" too? Maui ought to be able to make a
jood showing, and properly handled it ought to be a big advertisement
or the best island in the group. The tourist business is beginning to
je a very real asset of both Oahu and Hawaii. Maui, which has as
much to offer as either of these islands, ought to be looking after her
share of this business.
HoNOi.fl.u is agitated over the dance hall problem. Why use halls
at all? During the last Carnival two most successful dances were given
on the asphalt driveway in front of the Capitol. There seems no good
reason why a weekly dance say every Saturday night-Mvith the Haw
aiian Band to furnish the music, should not prove a welcome and
wholesome substitute for the privately run dance halls. If once a week
isn't enough, give them oftencr. The novelty of the feature should
also have its value from an advertising standpoint.
If you have a kick against the Interlsland, now's the time to relieve
yourself. The Public Utilities Commission has extended a cordial in
vitation to haimner-wielders to get busy on the local steamship trust,
promising to make due note of any dents inflicted. The Commission is
getting ready to make its report on the Inter-Island Company, so
there's no time to lose.
In another column of this week's Nkws is published in full the draft
of the new waterworks ordinance as passed at second reading by the
board of sujjcrvisors. This is an important ordinance and should be
giywi careful study by every citizen of Maui.
Thk average citizen seems to think he is performing his duty bv go
ing around and kicking about mistakes he should have heljied prevent.
Galvanized Fence Wire
O O Q
5 6 .7 8 9 10 I 1 14
Cuts, Exact Siztt of .Wjrej
. Number 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 H hT"
Ft. in 100 Iba. 738 875 1017 1197 1429 1705 2057 3309 5858 9598
Price per 100 lbs. $3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00
Galvanized Barbed Wire
Made of No. 1 2 Wire. Put up in 1 00
lb. Wooden Reels containing about 1 760 ft.
each. Two Point, Barbs Spaced 5 ins. apart,
per reel $3.25. Four Point, Barbs Spaced
3 ins. apart, per reel $3.50.
Galvanized Farm Fence
Height 47 inches consists of ten bars of
which the top and bottom are made of No. 9
Galv. Wire and the intermediate bars are No.
1 1 Galv. Wire while the stays are made of
No. 1 2 and are 1 2 inches apart. This fence
comes in Rolls of 20 Rods (330 ft.) and
weighs 9.8 1 lbs. per rod. Price per Roll, $9.
Made from No.
9 Galv. Steel Wire.
Length Ins. 1 1 V 1 Vi 1 34 2
Ave. No. I 108 80 72 65 58
Price per S $3.25T25 3.25 3.25 3.25
Galvanized Mamane Staples
Made from No. 7 Galv. Steel Wipe.
Lenth--I I4 Inches -No. to a lb. 57 pes.
Price per 100 lbs $ 3.35
Staples In less than 100 lbs. quantities, 4 cts. per lb.
Split Redwood, 4" x 5" - 7 Ft Trice, 28 cts. each.
Quantity purchases carry a discount.
ALL PRICES, F. 0. B. WAREHOUSE, KAIIULUI, MAUI, T. II.
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Kahului, Maui, T. H,