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TIIIJ MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1914.
BIG RESULTS EXPECTED FROM CIVIC CONVENTION.
(Continued -from Paso 1.)
vontlcm. It wag submitted by L. A. Thurston, chairman, who was later
appointed to head n new committee which Is to draft a hill for submission
lo the next legislature embodying most of the recommendations proposed.
Those are as follows:
1. Complete Trunk System of Roads,
it Is necessary to complete the per
manent construction of the main
trunk roads on the various Wands,
and to rebuild and put in order, those
portions of such roads heretofore con
structed nnd now out of ordci.
2. Adopt Section System of Upkeep.
It Is necessary to adopt and put into
execution, a system of continuous up
keep of roads now In good repair, and
those hereafter put in such condition,
by dividing the roads into sections
and placing tho same under the con
tinuous cafo of section hands, each
section hand, so far as practicable, to
continue in charge of the same sec
tion. 3. Adopt "Territorial Koad System.
It is impossible for the counties,
With their present, or avy probable
ilnnucial resources, to construct and
maintain all of the roads within their
several boundaries. It is, thetctor,
necessary that tho teriitorial govern
ment should assist, out of territorial
funds, in the construction and main
taining of the several main roads so
constructed and maintained to be
known as "Territorial Roads."
4. Territorial Road Board.
It goes without saying that the ex
penditure of territorial funds must be
under territorial control; but in order
that the several county governments
may be represented on the territorial
boards, we recommend that each
board of supervisors be empowered to
appoint one member of the territorial
road board for the county In which he
Is located; such appointee t bo a
member of the board of supervisors or
not, In the discretion of the appoint
Also that, for the purpose of keep
ing the several territorial road boards
In touch with each other and tho work
being done by each, tho territorial
superintendent of public works bo ox
offlcio a member of each such road
5. Adopt Civil Service and Efficiency
Provide that appointment to and
work in the territorial board service
shall bo on an efficiency basis, regard
less of politics, administered under
civil service rules.
G. Designation of "Territorial Roads".
The roads shall be designated as
"territorial roads," only on written
petition of the board of supervisors of
tho county in which such roads are
located, and the approval of tho terrl
rial load board for such county.
7. Method of Securing Funds for
(1) A specific tax, not to exceed,
say one-tenth of one per cent, on the
property in each county, for road pur
poses in such county.
Haleakala Road Urged By Two
Writers While Another Dig Island
Man Writes About Homesteads.
BUILD WITH CONVICT LABOR.
EDITOIt MAUI NEWS:
Dear Sir: As one of the Hoard of
Supervisors of tho County of Hawaii
and a delegato to the recent Civic
Convention, I would llko to express
my belief that tho Haleakala feature
as a great promotion asset for Mau),
What jou need, however, to make
it a feasible proposition, Is the em
ployment of convict labor on the con
struction of an automobile road to tho
summit. I feel confident that suffi
cient or this class of labor could be
obtained for tho asking, from tho
Territory. Tho cost of maintenance
of tho prisoners on tho job, as in the
caso with us in tho County of Ha
waii, Is first paid by tho County, and
thou refunded by tho Torritory to the
County. Tho County, howovor, de
frays tho wagos of tho guards and
tho shelter for tho prisonors.
j. a. m. osonio.
ON PUTTING THE CART BEFORE
EDITOR MAUI NEWS:
In letrardg to tho proposition of a
roet house at the summit of Haloakala
brought up at tho Convention hold
in our beautiful town of Wailuku
(2) Direct appropriations by the le
gislature, "bf moneys from tho general
territorial treasury; or loan funds, or
(3) Appropriations by the county
supervisors, of moneys from tho gen
eral county treasury.
(1) A portion, say one-half, of fees,
flne-i and taxes received from automo
biles and other vehicles.
This general method of building and
maintaining the principal roads has
been in almost universal use In Eu
rope, for many years, nnd Is rapidly
coming into use on the mainland of
the United States, with exceedingly
Your committee Is of opinion that
tho same methods, with perhaps some
modifications to meet local conditions,
will likewise accomplish good results
As to roads other than proposed
''Territorial Koads," viz.: those which
will continue under the exclusive con
trol of tho several boards of supervis
ors, your committee does not recom
mend any present legislation, but it
suggests that this convention earnest
ly recommend to tho several boards of
county supervisors, that they adopt
tho policies of:
(1) Upkeep of roads by sections,
each section being continuously in
charge of one man.
It cannot bo too strongly empha
sized that tho only way to keep a road
in repair is to novor let it begin to
get out of repair.
(2) That the road service be taken
out of politics, efficiency under civil
service rules, being mado the basis of
appointment and continuance in office.
(3) That all road work be under the
direct and full control of an expert
road engineer with salary sufficient to
secure and retain a first class man.
Wo believe that this policy will be
found most economical in tho long
(4) That tho practise of individual
supervisors taking active superinten
dence of road work, except in cases
of emergency, and by direction of the
board for good reasons, bo discour
aged. (5) That a more adequate system
of accounting be kept, insisting upon
a detailed record of tho cost of all
work, with unit costs, not only for
new work, but repair and maintenance
Your committee recommends that
the convention adopt this report with
such amendments as it may deem
best, and that tho chairman bo author
ized to appoint a committee of five
to draw a bill, embodying in substance
the recommendations of the report as
adopted, and present the same for the
consideration of the next legislature.
this week, I would like to give my
views on tho subject.
In the first place, I would suggest
that a road bo first built to the sum
mit. Your rest house would naturally
follow. In my opinion, as all tho rock
is at tho summit, I would first survey
and grade tho road bed, then dis
mantle tho stono crusher and other
machinery necessary, nnd take to the
top and commence construction from
the top, thereby hauling all loads
down grade, and at the same time
ch aring a largo space for your rest
SpoaUlng from a tourist standpoint
I bettove that tho ordinary tourist
would approclato the wonders of Ha
leakala to a groater extent if the
trip to tho summit could bo made
without tho discomfort which now is
entailed while making it on hotac
ba;k; especially llko myself, when
some are not used to riding, Bolieve
me, I am like tho little boy who got
the slipper I would rather stand up
than sit down, just at present. With
out a road, tho average tourist will
laud "tho praises of tho sunrise, but
you will never hear tho last word
about the discomforts of travel.
In closing allow mo to congratulate
the people of Maui on their beautiful
island, and they arc certainly deserv
ing of the greatest praise on the mag
nificent way tho convention was con
ducted. I want to thank tho people
of Maul for the kind manner in which
I have been ontortained while here
and wish them all prosperity. Aloha,
W. II. JOHNSON,
HIIo Dolegato to tho Third Annual
October 7, 1011.
ROADS AND HOMESTEADS.
EDITOU MAUI NEWS:
One whose resldenco Js on one of
the several portions of the main !elt
road of the big Island of Hawaii, each
of which equals in excellence (?) your
Haiku homestead road (the wagon
Telegraph News of the Week
CASUALTY LIST OF BRITISH OFFICERS.
LONDON, October 9. British officers killed to date, 23G; 1586 wounded;
MONTENEGRAN VICTORY REPORTED.
ROME, October 9. Austrians were defeated by Montenegrans In engage
ment on Herzcgovanlan border.
DENIES VON MOLTKE HAS BEEN DISPLACED.
BERLIN, October Field Marshal von Moltke has not been removed from
position as head of staff.
HEAVY FIGHTING AT ANTWERP.
ANTWERP, Ocotbcr 8. Antwerp Is opposing her soldiers to the furious
bombardment of the German, Is being reduced by terrific firing from huge
Krupp guns.. After battering down outer fgjJJs Germans succeeded In cross
ing river Nethe. Estimate cost being 20,000 lives. Germans crossed the
river at four o'clock this morning nnd placed her guns guns within reach of
Inner defenses of city. Besieged city cannot hope for succor until battle
of Aisnc is decided.
Inhabitants terrorized. Citizens are carrying sick relatives and Inmates
of asylums away from city, p'acklng'tralns and crowding roads behind, and
filling boats to England. Two German Zeppelins, early today, dropped bombs
in city, destroying seven houses, and killing scores of non-combatants.
PAINFUL SIDE ISSES OF WAR.
THE HAGUE, October 8. South Holland Is swamped by refugees from
Belgium. Hundreds are absolutely destitute, are weeping on roadsides,
and many have gone Insane.
FRENCH CAN'T GAIN GROUND.
LONDON, October 8. Advices from France say that French have not
heen able to gain ground In cast, .which is essential to success of outflanking
Relief of von Kluk was defeated by Belgians. Heavy reinforcements
ore being sent to von Kluk In addition to force checked In Belgium. An
army of 20,000 Joined German right wing on Tuesday. Lanaken Is being
bombarded, while houses as far as Tongres are being burned, owing to
attacks by Belgian citizens upon German troops.
Official announcement from Antwerp denies fall of any forts.
Prince Eitel Frederick thrown from horse and injured.
FRENCH SAY THEY ARE PROGRESSING.
PARIS, October 8. Allies made progress on left yesterday and strength
ened position In center, according to official reports from ministry last night.
Left extends to Belgian border. French army has followed remaining Ger
man cavalry to north of Lille. Ground between Roye and Somme regained.
Germans driven back to Rolsel.
GERMANS HAVE TAKEN OVER AUSTRIAN FORCES.
MILAN, October 8. Dispatch from Vienna confirms report that German
general staff has assumed command of Austrian armies in Gallcia over ob
jections of Austrian Emperor. This movement discounts reports that Rus
sians had been unsuccessful in campaign In Galicia.
FIGHTING CONTINUES BUT NOTHING DECISIVE.
BERLIN, October 8. (via Amsterdam). Official statement last night
says continuous French movement to outflank German right has extended
battle front until It now reaches Arras, west of Lille. German vanguard
is in continuous touch with French cavalry. German counter attack between
Arras, Albert and Roye, indecisive. No change reported elsewhere on Alsne
battlefield. No news from Antwerp. Russian advance in East Prussia has
trip over which I easily survived be
cause its conditions arc duplicated by
those at homo) is naturally impressed
by tho roller-skate-floor smoothness
of many miles of your thoroughfares.
Until the hopicsteads of Haiku are
reached your roads seem to have a
reasonable continuity of construction.
From beyond Lahaina to Paia, from
Waiheo to Makawao and Kula, your
good roads are a connected whole.
There Is no patch work, no Interpola
tion now and then of a Haiku mud
Wo in Hawaii hoped that our $G00,-
000 loan fund would add missing links
to our bolt road; but alas! it still
goes by skips and jumps. Wo skip
along -nicely for a few miles, then
jump into tho mud through which we
wallow until tho next contract is
reached. Wo have been unfortunate;
wo borrowed and expended money too
soon. Wo should have waited until
tho detailed system of road control,
upkeep and cost accounting recom
mended by this Convention becamo a
law instructing detailed efficiency thus
preventing ignorant waste. I believe
that even Koaloha, who distributed
J9.00C.00 among his fellow loiterers
upon our needy highway, would have
followed detailed instructions if every
thing necessary had been planned be
forehand and established into law.
It will, of course, take time to get
things perfectly adjusted.. Even our
good Loan Fund Commission engineer
planned culverts that "when the rains
came and the iloods descended could
not stand tho pressure and dollars
wero washed away. By getting to
gether as wo havo done, by openly
confessing our sins, and by reaching
upward for greater knowledge, we
are going to bring efficiency to every
emerald islo in tho territory. Effi
ciency compelled by detail will bring
us good roads nnd other good things
that will bring us prosperity. It will
not be wlso for us stuck in tho mud
unfortunates of Hawaii, whero most
of our homesteaders (all except tho
favored ones at low elevations near
tho belt road) cannot even ask for
anything better than donkey road3.
I say it will not bo wlso for us to
think our need justifies a scramble for
all the improving public dollars. Tho
Haloakala rest house got one of mine.
It will help boost tho Territory. I
hugged tho lady hard at first, until I
realized that wo must all pull ot
gother. Wo cannot afford to ho balky.
Ono balky horse may stall tho team.
Tho Haiku homestead experiment, if
it fails, will knock all homcsteading
hard and tho heads of Hawaii, Oahu,
and Kauai will acho in sympathy with
Maul. I do not pretend to plan tho
route to bo followed by tho territorial
team, hit I am cortain that it must
pull togothor or all will bo loft in
H. . KELSEY.
Oclobor 1, 1914.
Besides the farmers' meeting which
will bo held this afternoon in Kula for
tho purposo of organizing a coopera
tive association, tho farmers of Maka
wao will also probably form a similar
club, at a meeting which has been
called for tomorrow (Sunday) after
noon. This meeting will bo held at
two o'clock In tho Makawao school
house. It will bo addressed by A. T.
Longley, superintendent of tho Ter
ritorial Marketing Division. Those
who have tho arrangements for the
meeting in hand state that all farmers
of tho community aro asked to he
present, as well as any others interested.
NEW MEMBER OF THE COME
F. M. Enders, who arrived hero last
wtfok, has taken charge of the Maul
Vulcanizing Company's plant as man
ager. Mr. Enders is an expert in tho
automobile repair and vulcanizing
business. For tho past two years ho
has been foreman of tho big shop of
tho Bcresford Garago Company, of
San Mateo, California. Ho is not a
stranger in tho islands, however, hav
ing spent his early years in Maul,
whero he has many friends.
When Is A Pear a Nut?
When Its An Alligator
Dr. E. V. Wilcox says that tho alli
gator pear is for all practical purposes
a nut and not a fruit.
As a result of a series of chemical
analyses of tho avocado in all stages
of ripeness, tho Hawaii experiment
station has determined that whllo
classed as a fruit, it is not a fruit.
Tho avocado contains no cane sugar.
True, there are sugars present, but
they aro all "left-handed" sugars
compounds that havo to go, chemical
ly, in the sugar class, but of indeflnlto
food value- These seldom total over
one-half of ono per cent of tho weight
of tho pear.
Tho fruity acids malic and citric
aro only a trace. Thero is no starch.
Ash amounts to ono per cent. Tho
valuablo food properties of tho avo
cado aro duo to tho presenco of from
fifteen to twenty-ono per cent of a
sweot, nutty oil, which, when extract
ed, looks and tastes much like a very
greenish olive oil. Besides tho oil, tho
avocado contains about two per cent
of proteins, or muscle-making lngredi
onts. Doctor Wilcox stated that according
to its analysis tho avocado closely ro
sembles many of tho edible nuts. Be
cause the pears contain neither sugar
nor starch, they ought to become of
high value as a food for diabetics.
Honolulu Wholesale Pro
duce Market Quotations
Issued By the Territorial Marketing
Division, Oct. 2, I9J4.
ISLAND l'UOUUCi: ONLY.
Kggs and Poultry.
Fresh Chicken Eggs, doz 55 lo .60
Fresh Duck Eggs.iloz 35
Hens, lb 25 to .87 I S
Koostcrs. lb 30 to .32 1-2
Turkeys, lb 30
llrollcrs lb 35
Ducks, Muscovy, lb 37 1-2
Ducks, Hawaiian, doz 5.CC
Live Stock Llvo Wotght.
Hogs, 100-150 lbs, lb , 13(1
Hogs, 150 lbs. and over, lb 13 to 13 1-2 ,
Pork, lb IH
Mutton, lb U
Hccf, lb 11 ".12
Calves, lb 13
Irish, 100 lbs 1.25
Sweot, red, 100 lbs 1 UO to 1.25
" yellow 100 lbs
wblto 100 lbs " " "
Now IJcrmudas, lb (II 1-4
Hcans, string, lb 03
llcnns, lima In pod. lb 02 to .02 1-2
Beets, doz. bunches 35
Cabbage, lb 02 1-2
Carrots, doz. bunches 30
Corn, sweet, 100 ears 2.50
Cucumbers, doz 20 to .40
Green Peas, lb 10
Peppers. Hell, lb 00
Peppers, Chile, lb 01
Pumpkin, lb 01 1-2
lthubarb, lb 05
Tomatoes, lb 03
Turnips, white,.lb 02 1-2
Watermelons, each 50
Ilananas, Chinese bunch .25 to .50
Uananas, cooking, bunch 75 to 1.00
Figs, 100 75
Grapes. Isabella, lb 10
Limes, Moxlcan, 100 GO to .75
Pineapples, doz 00 " 1.00
Kcd Kidneys 01
Calico 03 1-1
Small whites 05
Peas, dried 03 l-l
Corn, small yellow, ton .....38.00
Corn, Largo ; 31.00 to 30.00
Charcoal, bag 30
Hides, wet-salted, No. 1, lb 14 1-2
No. 2, lb 13 1-2
Kips, lb 14 1-2 to 151-2
Sheep SUIns, each 15 to .25
Goat Sklus, white, each 10 to .20
Gold scarf pin, diamond center; somewhere on Maul. Reward if returned
to this office. j wCi
THE MAUI VULCANIZING CO., LTD.
under new management of
MR. F. M. ENDERS
Expert Automobile Itopalror and Vulcanizer.
SOLICITS ALL YOUR AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.
STATEMENT OF CONDITION.
September 30th, 1914.
Loans and Discounts ?213,G03.78
Cash and duo from banks. G3.C73.55
United States Bonds 25,000.00
Other Bonds and Securities 75,970.00
Heal Estate GGG.C4
Banking House, Fixtures,
Flvo Percent Fund 1,250.00
f THE HOME OF THE j
STEIN WAY AND STARR PIANOS t
We have a large stock of -.
Inside Player Pianos
at fair prices and easy terms.
We take old pianos in exchange.
THAYER PIANO CO., LTD.
Sealed tenders will bo received up
to tho hour of 12 noon, Oct. 15, 1914,
by tho Board of Commissioners for
tho Territory of Hawaii of tho Panama-Pacific
International Exposition at
tho office of the Chairman, 10C5 Bish
op St., Honolulu, T. II., for tho solo
privilege of selling post-cards, curios,
and Hawaiian Souvenirs In tho Ha
waii Building during tho period of tho
Exposition, which Is to bo hold at
San Francisco from February to De
cember, 1015. All bids must bo ac
companied by a certified check for
5 per cent of the nmount offered for
the concession. Tho Board of Com
missioners reserve the right to reject
any and all bids, and further reserve,
tho right to require the successful bid
der to submit samples of all goods to
bo sold, and to refuso leave to the
successful bidder to Fell such goode
as shall seem to them unsuitable.
Oct. 3, 10, 1914.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR'S
SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
IN THE CIItCUIT COUNT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIItCUIT,
TEBIUTOBY OF HAWAII.
In tho Matter of tho Estate ot Ma
ria Isabel Monlz, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that acting
under an order of tho Honorable W.
S. Edtngs, Judge of tho Circuit Court
for the Second Judicial Circuit, Ter
ritory of Hawaii, mado on tho 21th
day of September, A. D. 1914, author
izing, empowering and directing mo
to sell certain real property belonging
ot tho estate of Maria Isabel Monlz,
deceased, for tho payment of debts
and expenses of administration, and
for tho best interests of said estate,
I will on tho 24th day of October, A.
D. 1914, at 12:00 o'clock noon of said
day at tho front door of tho Court
house of the Circuit Court at Wai
luku, Maui, T. H offer for sale and
sell to tho highest bidder therefor for
cash, U. S. Gold Coin,
That cretaln piece or lot of land
known as Lot 27, situate at Walakpa,
Kul-i, Island of Maul, Torritory of
Hawaii, containing an area of 12.15
acres more or less, together with tho
buildings and appurtenances thereon
and thereunto belonging.
Terms of sale, cash.
Deed at expense of purchaser.
Dated this 24th day of September,
A. D. 1914.
E. U. BEVINS,
Administrator, Estate of Maria
Isabel Moniz, Deceased.
Sept. 2G, Oct. 3, 10, 17.
Capital Stock $ 35,000.00
Surplus and Profits 50.030.2C