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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
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KAHULUI RAILROAD CO'S
WILL i. COOPER,
EDITOR and manager
AUGUST 18, 1916
KAH UL UI SECOND PORT OF THE TERRITORY
When President Wilson, on Thursday, July 27, affixed his sign
ature to the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Bill, the destiny of Maui
as a factor in trans-Pacific commerce was assured . For, by that act,
the federal government sets aside the sum of $250,000 for the Kahului
rst winir hreakwatef.
Perhaps few persons in the Territory really appreciate what that
improvement really means. It certainly signines mucn more inan sim
ply the spending of a quarter of a million dollars in the Kahului harbor.
Nor is the fact that the new breakwater will make the Maui port safer
for the shipping at present using the port, the most significant thing.
The real underlying fact of all is that Maui is to have a port that will
be second to none in security ; one practically as commodious as Honolu
lu harborand very much superior in shape ; and one that is just as access
ible for world shipping as any in the Islands.
Honolulu harbor is now so badly congested that traffic is at times
seriously inconvenienced. Even the enlargement which will be
secured with the cutting of the Kalihi channel, will afford but temporary'
relief, so rapidly is the commerce of the territory increasing. It is then
that Kahului harbor will fully realize her destiny. Hilo harbor is a
great open roadstead which it will require immense expenditure of mon
ey to ever make ierfectly safe. Kahului will be perfectly safe with
the utilization of the money now available . Hilo is out of the direct
course of trans-Pacific ships. Kahului is almost directly in line with
such trade routes . With adequate wharves and coaling facilities Kahu
lui will have all that Honolulu has to offer as a port of call .and from the
fact that it should be cheaper than Honolulu to maintain, may offer
even superior inducements.
Three-quarters of a century ago, Maui was the shipping center of
the Hawaiian group because it then afforded the best accommodation for
vessels. Every thing now points to the return of something of the same
preeminence of the Valley Isle. Like a good many other things that
have come and are coming to Hawaii, this destiny will probably force it
self upon Maui in time by sheer pressure from without; but there is little
doubt that it may be hastened by effort from within. And being - a des
tiny that should appeal to the imagination of every live citizen, there
should be no question as to our making the effort.
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COMMISSION GOVERNMENT FOR HONOLULU
R. W. Breckons, returned from Washington this week, declares
that talk of commission government for Hawaii is all "tommy-rot".
In spite of this assurance the indisputable fact remains that the wel
fare of the nation will ever be paramount to any territorial interests.
Just at present the nation probably has no cause to complain of Hawaii,
but it is not at all beyond the bounds of imagination that the time might
come when it would have. This will doubtless come first, if it ever
comes, on Oahu, and will be due to the hampering of army development
plans by local politics . In fact the military in Honolulu is becoming
such a dominating factor that the suggestion that the whole administrat
ion of the city and county be assumed by a military commission is pos
sibly not so fantastic or impossible as it seems. It is certain that the
idea has a good many adherents in Honolulu, and not all of them mem
bers of the army, either.
The fact that Congress holds the destiny of the territory in its hands
is a reminder that there is no complicated machinery to prevent a quick
consummation of this idea whenever the demand for it shall be sufficient
ly insistent. Nor does it follow that the governing of Honolulu by a
military board would be a calamity except of course to the professional
politicians and their satellites. Indeed there would be almost every
assurance that Honolulu's troubles over finances, roads, water, sewers,
and what-not would be solved, and that instead, Honolulu would become
a model of efficiency a shining example for the rest of the Islands to
aspire to. For of course "military expediency" would be satisfied with
absolutely controlling the Island of Oahu, the rest of the group being
left to struggle along with their civil government as best they might .
A miehtv eood suggestion comes from Kauai through the Garden
Island which might well be followed here on Maui. The Kauai paper
would have every licensed driver of an automobile placed under bond
sufficient to cover any reasonable damages which he might cause to
other machines or property through accident. As it stands at present
a careless or incompetent driver may wreck not only his own machine
but destroy the property of others and, because of his financial inabil
ity escape, leaving his victim to stand his loss as best he may. An
amendment to the present automobile ordinance, covering this feature,
would be m the interests of both safety and justice.
WAIHEE SALOON KEEPER
LEAVES ESTATE TO FRIEND
Ah Nim, a Chinese resident who
conducted a saloon at Waihee for
many years, died on Tuesday last,
following a long illness. A will was
offered for probate on Thursday, In
which all of the property consisting of
some $1,300 worth of personal proper
ty is left to Wong Tim, a friend of
the deceased. Kum Chong Is named
as executor of the estate. The dead
man Is saiid to be survived by a wife
residing in China.
FINED FOR PROFANE LANGUAGE
Joe Correa was fined $10 In the
district court on Tuesday for using
profane language. Correa is the chauf
feur who last week was fined $50 and
had his license suspended for a year
for careless driving. He had a dispute
with his former employer, Joe De
Rego over the matter, and his second
arrest waa the result.
Don't wait to be asked get right
out and do something for the FIRST
MAUI COUNTY FAIR November 30,
Ofcember 1 and 2.
ROTHROCK SUCCEEDS McCONKEY
ON SANITARIUM BOARD
Filling the vacancy on the manag
ing committee of the Kula Sanitarium
caused by the resignation of Dr. Wm.
F. McConkey, the board of supervisors
last week appointed Dr. A. C. Hothrock
on recommendation of the other mem
bers of the Sanitarium board. Dr. Mc
Conkey resigned on account of the fact
that he will leave very shortly for a
year or two of pout graduate work in
Maui Teams Win All
Harvest Home Sports
(Continued from page 1.)
The individual score is as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd Total
C. Wikander ... 177 129 159
J. P. Winne 172 155 122
C. A. White 137 156 153
A. K. Clymer .. 136 128 110
Capt. N. Stayton 169 132 154
J. H. Nelson ... 156
Im Kaumehelwa 184
M. G. Paschoal . 171
C. G. Chaterton 178
E. F. Deinert . . 157
F. A. Lufkin
700 698 2189
183 152 3H5
Totals 846 865 931 2642
Polo Exhibition Enjoyed
A large crowd at the Keahua field
in the afternoon, enjoyed a good game
of polo between picked teams of Maui
players, with the exception of Arthur
Rice, of Honolulu. The team which
won by a score of 7 to 1, was known
as the "Blues" and was composed of
Frank Baldwin, Edward Baldwin, A.
W. Collins, and Dave Fleming. The
"Whites" consisted of S. A. Baldwin,
Arthur Rice, Harold Rice, and C.
Burns. Edward Baldwin, the 13-year-old
son of Frank Baldwin played a
fine game aud scored one of the seven i
goals made by his team. Ho is clever
with the mallet, and is no mean horse
man for one of hia years.
Professor K. J. T. Ekblaw, of the University of Illinois,
makes the following significant statement;
"A fair average life for farm machinery, which is allowed to
stand in the open is five years, and further, farmers who take pro
per care of their implements can get from twenty to twenty-five
years service therefrom. On an average investment of $ 1 000 per
farm for machinery, the building of an implement shed at $250,
will save the farmer $ 1 800 or rather give him an investment repre
senting $ 1 800, gauged by his savings. The growing use of the
small tractor on the farm is also a factor which increases the necessity
for a well-built implement shed.'
It is estimated that of the 6,200,000 individual unit farms in
the United States not to exceed 25 per cent cover their agricultural
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