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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY. JANUARY 14, 1916.
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at fair prices and easy term. If
We take old planoa In exchange, jj
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I HONOLULU, HAWAII.
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Remember we pay parcel-post
charges on all repairs. Send us
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O. J. MANALO
The Expert Tailor
PAIA, MAUI, T. H.
The Tailor in the island that pro
duces the most perfect suit made.
High grade lining and workmanship.
We take orders and deliver with
promptness and despatch.
P. O. Box 84.
AT LAST WE HAVE IT
"On the Beach at Waikiki"
' "Send me Record No. 17880."
Bergstrom Music Co., Ltd.
LODGE MAUI, NO. 984, A. F. & A. M.
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on the first
Saturday night of each month at 7:30
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
C. C. CAMPBELL, R. W. M.
T. D. COLLINS, Secretary.
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Comfortable and stylish 1914 Cadillac
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reasonable. King up
NUNES, Paia s : Tel. 205
Jamrs C. Toss, Jr.,
Keep Up Own Roads
How Kuiaha Farmers Believe High
ways Could Be Maintained At
Slight Cost Interesting Report.
At a recent meeting of the Haiku
Farmers' Association, the proposition
to ask 1 ho county supervisors to
permit the homesteaders in the
district to be responsible for the up
keep of the earth roads in their com
munity, was unanimously approved. A
committee was appointed to work out
a plan to be submitted to the board,
and the resulting report is an exceed
ingly interesting, and apparently
workable outline. The following is the
Your committee appointed to devise
a definite plan whereby the Associa
tion might be enabled to take care of
the maintenance of the roads through
out the homestead tract begs leave to
report as follows:
As it has been stated that the Delt
Road was not to be included in this
system, we have considered only five
1. Road from upper end of lots 38
and 5(1 down to junction with cross
roads leading to the cannery, called
the "Manning Road", length 2 miles.
2. Road from middle of lot IS
down to junction with said cross
road, called the "-Mellor Road," length
3. Road from upper and of lots 52
and 51 down to Belt Road at Wilbur's,
called the West Kuiaha Road, length
4. Road from the winery corner
down to Belt Road, called the East
Kuiaha Road, length 24 miles.
5. That portion of the Teahi-Ma-kawao
Road upon which the home
steaders are wholly dependent, viz.,
from the winery corner down to
junction with Belt Road, length about
This makes a total of about 12V4
miles. We have not considered the
road from the cannery running East
through Kuiaha as we have been as
sured that the Loan Fund Commis
sion is about to begin macadamizing
Your committee believes that these
earth roads can be maintained in the
best manner possible, as well as the
cheapest, entirely by means of road
drags, without any hand labor except
at rare intervals for removal of what
stones may crop up, and regular
cleaning of the pipe drains and cul
verts. We realize that in order to
get the most efficient results of drag
ging it must be done in the short in
terval after a rain before the roads
become too dry, which iu general is
just the time when teams are most
needed for cultivating, but we have
secured volunteers who will agree to
put their individual interests aside for
the time and do the dragging when
required, in case our proposition is
acted upon favorably by the County
One or more volunteers have been
chosen for each of the above sections,
so that in case one is unable to do the
work at the proper time, another can
attend to it.
It is planned that one member of
this association be chosen who will
give directions to and receive reports
from the volunteers, and act as the
representative of the Association in
dealing with the Board of Supervi
sors. A majority of your committee
recommends the appointment of Mr.
W. I. Wells! but modesty forbids the
other member to express an opinion.
It is hoped that he will be chosen, and
that he will be able to accept, as his
other interests make him the logical
man for this work.
While there is no doubt that the
above method can keep our roads in
good order at all times except dur
ing such continuous rainy weather as
we enjoyed (?) in 1914, it will be
necessary first to recrown spme por
tions of them that have been neglect
ed for some months. This will re
quire the services of a large grading
machine for a few days and a team
of oxen ,for these machines are too
heavy for six mules to handle well.
If this be done while the roads are
fairly soft, plawlng will not be neces
sary, and it will not require many
days with this outfit to prepare the
whole homestead district for mainten
ance with drags.
Several more pipe drains will be
necessary also. ,to prevent standing
water iu the low places.
We have discussed thoroughly the
probable cost of these maintenance
operations, and particularly with the
volunteers of the Association who
have agreed to do the work, some of
whom have had considerable exper
ience in this work on the mainland.
In order that all bo put on an even
basis, it appears that a mileage rate
would be more equitable for all parties
concerned then a rate per day. It Is
estimated that the work can be done
for an average of $1.50 per mile or
road, for each dragging of the whole
width, including keeping the side
ditches free of weeds and silt. The
amount of drugging depends of course
almost entirely upon woather condi
tions, but the extreme limit would
probably be not over four times a
month, very likely averaging less
that one-third of that. Twice a month
for the 1211 miles would result in a
cost of only $36.75 a month, slightly
less than the cost of one cantonler.
Ten cantoniers could not keep these
roads in good condition by hand work.
For the first six months at least,
the roads should be dragged as often
as weather conditions indicate, even
if it should be once a week, to harden
the surface, .minimizing the formation
of ruts and allowing the subsoil to
dry out. The subsoil as well as the
surface is so saturated now in many
places from the constant standing
water in the ruts and holes that it will
take months to dry it out, but we be
lieve that continual dragging will so
improve this condition that eventually
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Hoes promotion work pay?
That question used to be nsked in
all seriousness by many people in
About the only ones who ask it now
are those who are making money so
fast in IochI enterprises that they
can't see any use in spending money
on a business whose returns are large
In 1915 nearly 12,000 steamer pas
sengers were brought to Honolulu
from Pacific ports an increase of
3(100 over 1914. And this was during
a period that witnessed the passing of
the heavily-patronized Tacific Mail
liners and a reduction in the service
of both the Oceanic and the Canadian-Australian
There is a steady, gradual and pro
mising increase in tourist traffic, the
best feature of which is that Hawaii
gets many parties now as the result
Englishman Says Britain is Doomed.
A storm of indignant protest has
been aroused among the British ele
ment of the Islands o n account of a
lengthy newspaper interview granted
by E. G. Jellicoe, an English barrister,
in which he declared that "Britain's
hour has struck," and that disaster
faces British arms in the present
struggle. Mr. Jellicoe is stopping
over in Honolulu on his way to Eng
land from New Zealand. He is a for
mer member of parliament, and is a
cousin of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe,
of the British navy. Mr. Jellicoe has
written and spoken against England s
part In the war from the beginning,
as being a mistaken one, and he now
declares that events have hut con
firmed his first opinions. He praises
the attitude of the United States to
wards the belligerents.
Usurers Get Jail Sentences.
John Vivichaves. on conviction of
usury, was last week sentenced to
serve 4 months in jail, and to pay a
fine of $250- in two cases, or $500 in
all; and W. L. Peterson was given
3 months in jail on like charges. The
sentences were imposed by Judge
Ashford, of the First Circuit Court.
Honolulu. W. E. Weyman, and Edzal
Markle, who had pleaded guilty to be
ing members of the "loan shark ring"
were fined $150 and $125 respectively.
The cases of Vivichaves and Peter
son are to be carried to the supreme
court, it is said.
To Redeem Territorial Bonds.
To refund two issues of improve
ment bonds falling due on October 1,
1918, nnd January 2, 1920, and total
ling 1,750,000, initial steps have re
cently been taken by Territorial
Treasurer C. J. McCarthy and Gover
Though the bonds are for 15 years
the territory has the right to redeem
them at any time within five years
after the date of issue. Before final
action can be taken it is necessary
to secure the permission of authori
ties at Washington.
Punahou To Have Medical Inspection.
In order to safeguard the institution
from disease, as well as to benefit in
dividuals by the early diagnosis of any
physical abnormality, the trustees of
Punahou Academy has inaugurated a
system of medical inspection which
will apply to all pupils. The institu
tion will not aim to treat diseases,
but parents will be kept advised
should anything appear to justify such
measures, with regard to the health
of their children.
our roads will stand occasional heavy
rains without material damage.
For these reasons, we think that
an allowance for the actual cost of
dragging not to exceed say $75 per
month for the next six months is not
an unreasonable request. A six
months' trial will clearly indicate
what is best to be done after that
We therefore recommend that this
Asooclation make the following pro
position to the Board of Supervisors:
1. That the County send its grader
and recrown such portions of our
roads that require it.
2. That 12 inch or 18 inch pipe
culverts be put in where required,
particularly two paces just below the
Kuiaha schoolhouse. One might do
with proper ditching.
3. That immediately after recrown
ing, the five sections of road above
mentioned be turned over to the As
sociation for maintenance by dragging
at the rate of $1.50 per mile for each
dragging, said work not to cost over
$75 per month including cleaning the
side ditches and such other hand
work as may be necessary.
4. That the Association agree to
keep all pipe drains clear at its own
5. That this system be maintained
as a trial for a period of six months
with said allowance of a maximum of
$75 a month.
6. That the county be expected to
furnish five drags of approved pat
tern. 7. That in the event of favorable
action on this plan of some modifica
tion of it mutually agreeable, the
County Supervisors be notified that
Mr. W. I. Wells has been appointed a
standing committee of one with full
power to act for this Association in
all things pertaining to this matter.
W. I WELLS;
J. W. MANNING,
Kuiaha, Maui, T. II., Jan. 8, 1916.
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j On the Other Islands
of the visit of individuals in past sea
sons. The home-going tourists spread
Hawaii's fame among their friends
with tangible results.
The doubting Thomases are be
coming very few. Star-Bulletin.
Maui people seem determined to
have a clean-up as regards auditing
the books of county and other olll
clals. The pity is that it was not
done years ago when the circuit court
defalcations could have been prevent
ed. Hawaii Herald.
"Stay in Hawaii" a real estate ex
port from California counsels the
laboring people of the territory. It Is
good advice. There are plenty of folks
In California now who are stranded
and wishing they were back in the
Paradise of the Pacific Star-Bulletin.
Entered of Record
MANUEL MOREIRA & WF to Mon
dle Yoshehel; Lot 29, L P 4765,
Pulehuiki, Kula, Maul. Dec 21, 1915.
KAAPUNI KAHUNA I IAN A (widow)
to John Pacheco, 27 A of Gr 1157,
rents, &c, Ilanawana, Hamakualo,
Maui. Dec 23, 1915. $418.50.
KAIIOOLIKELIKE (k) to Mrs Kape
ka; int in 3 A, R P 3060 Wahine
pee, Koolau, Maui. Oct 27, 1915. $10
R A WADSWORTH & WF to Susan
WIttrock; 2 A of R P 1982, Kawai
papa, Hana, Maui. Dec 28, 1915. $1
HATTIE M MAULE to Maile Naehu
(w), 1-4 int in 45-100 A of It P
6150, Kul 3387B, Kaopue, Waihee,
Maui. Jan 6, 1916. $75.
KEWIKI K KAA1HUE & WF to Lei
malama M Kaaihue, et al, R P 4984,
Kul 3217d and 1-3 int in R P 4982,
Kul 3217e, Halemano, Wailuku, Maui.
Dec 22, 1915. $1 and love.
WINNIEFRED K SAFFERY & HSB
to William K Buchanan, int in 1-4
of 1 share in hui lands of Mailepai,
Kaanapali, Maui. Dec 30, 1915. $90.
HORNER AIAU to Antone R Souza.
Jr; int in Vz share in hui land, Ulu
malu, Hamakualoa, Maui. June 21,
ELLEN K COELHO & HSB to Antone
R Souza, Jr, et al: int in shares in
hui land (Gr 1396), Koolau, Maui.
Oct 26, 1915. $3500.
S K KAMAKAU to Ben Kamakau;
Int in Va int in Lot 26, Gr 5243,
Pulehuiki, etc, Kula, Maui. Jan 7,
1916. $1 and love.
S K KAMAKAU to Sam Kamakau;
int in int in Lot 26, Gr 5243, Pu
lehuiki, etc, Kula, Maui. Jan 7, 1915.
$1 and love.
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO, LTD,
with T Shimizu, to sell automobile,
Maui. Dec 9, 1915. $1016.10.
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO, LTD,
With F E Stevens to sell automo
bile. Maui. Dee 11, 1915. $415.75.
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO, LTD,
with L E Bailey, to sell automobile.
Dec 24, 1915, Maui. $570.
OSORA, Y (o Haiku Fruit & Packing
Co, Ltd: leaseholds and pineapple
crops. Dec 28, 1915. $3000.
E O BORN to Haiku Fruit & Packing
Co, Ltd; pineapple crops &c on land
Kuiaha, Maul Dec 20, 1915. $500
& advances to $1500.
IAO STABLES CO LTD to First Na
tional Bank of Wailuku; stable
buildings, int in leaseholds, automo
biles, trucks, vehicles, livestock,
furniture &c, Maul. Dec 31, 1915.
Releases of Mortgage.
HAIKU FRUIT & PACKING CO. LTD
to H Unimori; leaseholds & pineap
ple crops.. Dec 28, 1915. $1000.
HAIKU FRUIT & PACKING CO, LTD
to E O Born; pineapple crops on 2
pes land, Kuiaha, Maui. Dec 29,
Escaped Murderer Captured.
After being at large for about threo
weeks, Marclel Schmidt, a convict
who escaped from the prison gang on
Hawaii, was arrested last week at
Paauilo. He had a dagger in his pos
session when captured. Schmidt is
serving a sentence for a brutal murder
committed on the Big Island, and it
was believed that he made his escape
with the intention of killing several
persons who had testified against him.
$1000 For Polish War Sufferers.
J. A. Rath, secretary-treasurer of
the local war relief committee, this
week sent to the Guaranty Trust Com
pany, of New York, for the war suf
ferers in Poland, an even $1000 that
has been contributed by Island peo
ple for the purpose. To date about
$80,000 has been sent out of Hawaii
for war sufferers in various parts of
Many Passengers on Great Northern.
The Great Northern, which arrived
in Honolulu on Wednesday morning,
brought 420 passengers from the
coast, mostly tourists. The first voy
age had 220 passengers, the second
379. This is the third trip of the big
vessel on her Coast-Islands run.
Capt. A. II. Biehl, master of the ill
fated Chilian bark Ivanhoe, which
was wrecked at Port Allen, Kauai, a
few weeks ago, has been exonerated
by a board of investigation of any
blame in connection with the disaster.
Tho Ivanhoe dragged her anchors
during a fierce gale, and was dashed
upon the breakwater, with loss of two
members of her crew.
Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company
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