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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1914.
ROADS TO STAND BRUNT
OF REDUCED REVENUE!
Supervisors Pass Budget
Supervisor Henmng Says County Is Hard Up
and Must CurtailRoutine Business.
The principal work of the Board
of Supervisors at its session held
this week, was the passing of the
semi-annual appropriation bill, up
on which the county will govern
its expenditures for the next six
months. The measure, as finally
adopted on Thursday afternoon,
calls for a total expenditure of
$91,722.53; but in order to make
this amount, between $15,000 and
$16,000 from the special road tax
fund, which is ordinarily used for
new road construction, has to be
added to the maintenance fund. In
short it is the road work that will
bear the brunt of the shortage from
now to Jauuarv 1st.
The allowances for the various
departments will not be materially
changed, and there will be no
further reduction of salaries.
Supervisor Heuning takes ex
ception to the expressed opinion of
Auditor Wilcox, as outlined in last
week's Ni'.ws, that the revenue
for the second half of the year will
run close to $100,000. Instead of
this, Mr. Henning maintains that
about $76,000 is all that can be ex
pected, as he explains in the fol
Editor Maui Nnws:
Dear Sir: In regard to my state
ment about our County fin
ances, you in your last week's
Maui Ni;ws in the headlines said:
Auditor says, "Estimates are
Wrong' ' and later on you remarked
that Auditor Wilcox expressed the
opinion that the supervisors have
been stampeded without much
cause. Now surely this does not
look fair to me, and neither I think,
is it fair to our taxpayers and the
rest of the supervisors. Mr. Wil
cox in his official statemeat of June
30, gives the following figures:
General Fund Receipts:
Cash bal. from fiscal year 1913.. gl3, 151. 54
School l'uiul Transfer Refund.. 9,769.92
Now this amount is a receipt but
What Dr. Ian McLaren declares
to havo been the most enthusiastic
boy scout meeting yet held on Maui,
was the one at liana last Tuesday
:ltd)t. The court house was crowd
ed to ovcillowing. A Hana com
mittee was formed composed of
Geo. O. Cooper, chairman; John
Chalmers, scc'y-trcas. ; Father
Charles, scout master; Dr. Deas, E.
J. Silva, Joe Chalmers, W. P.IIaia,
W. Wailohoa, J. Olivers, II. E.
Palakiko and John Mcdciros.
Father Charles was elected a
member of tho Maui Council. The
following associate members were
received Win. Dcvercux, L. Y.
Aiona, Henry Y. Lun, J. C. Loo,
Cluing Lung, J, C. All Chong, C. O.
Jacobs, II. A. Drummoiul, W. A.
Anderson, and Chin Kce.
Three patrols aro to bo organized
in the liana District, and a fund of
850 was raised to start tho work.
and Make no Salary Cuts
not an income of 1914, it is a bal
ance from 1913, part cash and part
advanced money repaid when funds
did come in, and should not be fig
ured in the expense for 1914, as we
must have this cash balance again
for the first 4 months of 1915. Our
expense for the year must be strict
ly based on the income of the year
otherwise ruin must follow.
Income for the first 6 months:
County Realization $16,437.01
Water Rates 5,449.12
or not even one-half of $50,000.00.
County Realization $21,866.13
Territory Taxes 53,184.26
Expenses have been $84,701.44
or $5,651.05 more than our actual
income and this included not all
expense of the month of June. It
has always been the policy of the
County of Maui to keep within the
actual income of each period and
this ought to be followed this year
also and even more yet as there is
not much of a chance to get more,
but all chances to get less than the
Estimation of income from taxes
for the year 1914 are:
From Taxes $109,125.00
County Realization 50,000.00
I do believe that this amount is
as high as we can go. In fact I
doubt that we do get this much, the
income so far surely does not show
it. Our total cash on hand in gen
eral fund is $19,934.00, and
from this the June bills have to be
paid yet say about $12,000.00, so
there will be about $8,000.00 to
Start the next six months, and I
don't know if this looks like stam
peding or not. (It surely don't look
very good to me. So far the second
payment has always been less than
the first, but let us hope that this
year it will be the other way.
Killed Child But is
Cleared by Grandjury
The grandjury, yesterday return
ed "no true bill" against Yip
Chong, who ran over with an auto
mobile., and killed a 6-year old
Japanese girl, at Haiku some
months ago. A charge of man
slaughter had been pending against
Angelino Franco was indicted on
a charge of having had illicit re
lations with a girl under fifteen
years of age.
Dr. Sheldon Pleases
Largo audiences greeted tho Rev.
Charles M. Sheldon, noted author
and lecturer, both at Paia church
011 last Sunday morning and at the
Wailuku Union church in tho even
ing. Tho sermons listened to wero
fully up to expectations. Dr. Shel
don is a convincing speaker, of ex
ceptionally pleasing personality.
During his stay on Maui ho was tho
guest at tho homo of D. II. Case,
who was formerly a mombor of his
congregation in Topeka. Kansas.
After riding through the crater of
Ilalcakala and around to liana, Dr.
Ian McLaren returned to Wailuku
on Wednesday most enthusiastic
over his experience. Ho made the
entire journey unaccompanied, and
although ho was compelcd to camp
in the crater for nearly a day, on
account of fog, ho had no serious
difficulty. He was particularly im
pressed with tho scenery on the
route, and with the sunset from the
summit of tho mountain.
At Hana Dr. McLaren aroused
great enthusiasm over the'boy scout
movement, and 13 sure that astrong
patrol will be soon in existenco in
that district, lie stales that ho was
somewhat mystified by the tremend
ous outpouring of the people to hear
him until ho learned that he had
been announced as a campaign
speaker for the republican party,
and notices to this effect had been
posted in Nahiku and other points
for miles around.
Dr. McLaren had expected to re
turn home by way of the Ditch
Trail, but luck of time compelled
him to return from Hana by boat.
Proposal to Ask For Prisoners to Build Road Referred
to Supervisors Protest Against Leprosarium
iPlan Civic Convention About October 1st.
At a well attended meeting of tho
Chamber of Commerco held on
Thursday afternoon, 0110 of the
chief matters discussed was that of
making Ilalcakala more acccssable.
The subject came up through a
communication received from tho
Hawaii Promotion Committee, in
which a letter .was enclosed fiom
John P. Chun, the representative of
tho Southern Pacific Railroad Com
pany, who recently made tho trip
to the summit. Mr. Clum considors
Ilalcakala tho greatest attraction in
Hawaii, and urges tho Promotion
Committee and the people of Maui
to make tho place more acccssable.
R. A. Wadsworth urged that the
County make an effort to havo Ter
ritorial prisoners put to work build
ing an automobile road to the sum
mit, and on his motion, seconded
by W. O. Aiken, the Chamber will
ask the supervisors to tako the mat
ter up with this end in view.
Mr. Aiken spoke at length 011 the
subject, and at his instance a com
Another outbreak of diphtheria
this week, caused the closing of tho
large Japanese school at Camp 2,
near Sprcckelsville, on Wednesday
of this week. Two women teachers
in the school are the vicitms, and
several children are quarantined as
well as contacts. Neither of the
patients is very seriously ill.
Until this new focus of infection
developed, it was believed that the
disease had been aboutstamped out
on the Island, Chief Sanitary In
spector Osmer having released all
the previous patients from quaran- j
tine several days ago.
R. R. Depot
Dan Kaimina, a 19-year old
Wailuku boy, was sentenced by
Judge McKay on Monday to serve
1 year in jail, on his plea of guilty
to larceny. The youth entered tho
Wailuku depot one night last week
and stole $11.05 in cash from tho
ticket drawer. He was later arrest
ed after some clever detective work
on the part of tho police.
Complaints of Too
M iich Rain
According to reports from all of
the Islands, the present summer is
the wettest for many years. All
the windward side of East Maui has
been getting an' almost constant
soaking for the past two months or
more, and about the same conditi
on has existed on windward sides
of Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii. In
some of these districts complaint is
being heard that field work has
been seriously interfered with.
The roads in the Makawao dis
trict are in bad shape and automo
bilists have been having much
trouble recently in negotiating
mittee of tho chamber, consisting of
W. O. Aiken, L. von Tempsky and
Harold Rice was named by Presi
dent F. F. Baldwin to keep back of
A resolution was presented by
Mr. Wadsworth, which after some
discussion was carried, by which
tho chamber strongly protests
against the proposition to establish
in theso islands a national lepro
sarium. Delegate Kalanianaole, who
was present, was asked for his
views on the matter, and strongly
recommended that the resolution bo
sent to congress at this time.
Tho plans for tho entertainment
of the delegates to the Civic conven
tion, to meet this fall in Maui, re
ceived bomo discussion, and it was
announced that tho committee on
arrangements would bo ready to
make a report at the booster dinner
to be held on the 213 id inst. It was
stated that the date of the conven
tion will probably be fixed for about
Can County Let
Its Live Stock?
Whether or not tho county super
visors havo a legal right to rent out
live stock owned by the county, is a
question that will bo up to the
county attorney to answer. Tho
matter came up through tho appli
cation of II. R. Hitchcock, of Molo
kai for the uso of the county mules
in his district at such times as they
are not needed on county work. Ho
offered Si. 50porday per head. The
members of tho board wero rathor
opposed to tho proposition from
.principle and so passed tho buck
to their legal advisor.
CONFERENCE BRINGS B
Ourlook Is For Most Successful Session Singing
Contest to Be Great Feature Prominent
With 425 delegates present, be
sides quite a large number of others
not officially registered in atten
dance the 92nd annual conference
of the Hawaiian Evangelical Asso
ciation is making Wailuku a lively
place this week. The conference
opened on Wednesday but many of
the delegates were on the ground
as early as Monday. The meetings
will continue until next Wednesday
The conference gives every indi
cation of being the most successful
in the history of the organization,
and much benefit as well as plea
sure is being gotten by thevisitors,
together with a lot of hard and
earnest work on the part of a large
The delegates arc beinc well
taken care of in private homes and
in the Armory, Town Hall, and
severalother places, which have been
made into dormitories. The big
open air kitchen next to the Kaa-
hunianu church is providing good
food for the majority of thevisitors.
Great interest centers in the
Inter-Island chorus competition
which is to take place at the Maui
theatre Monday evening. Molokai,
Hawaii, Oahu and Maui all have
strong aggregations and each is
confident of carrying off the ban
ner. A committee of judges has
been selected as follows: Rev. C.
G. Burnham, Mrs. L. Chisholin
Jones and Mr, Harry W. Baldwin.
Preceded by an organ recital be
ginning at 7 o'clock, a special ser
vice will take place at the Wailuku
Union church Sunday evening. Dr.
While the All-Maui team expects
to come out right on thescore book
in its series with the All-Students,
none of the local fans expect any
walk-over. The school boys play
ed two games on Kauai on the 4th
and scarcely left a grease spot. The
first game they took by a score of
20 to 2. These boys have been
playing some ball, recently, and
they are sure to be able to make it
interesting for the best that Maiii
can ut forth.
The college boys are true sports,
as iscvidenced by the fact that they
are coining over here purely "on
spec" there being no guaranty ask
ed for. If there is anything left
over from the gate receipts after
paying expenses the visitors will
take it, but they are taking all the
chances. The team villarrive this
morning by the Claudine, and the
first game will be played at 4
o'clock this afternoon. The second
game will be played tomorrow,
beginning at 3 p. in., and the last
game of the series will be at 4
o'clock on Monday afternoon.
With the excepticn of last Sun
day's game, Maui did not make
much of a showing against the
crack All-Service team which came
over last Saturday. The firstgame,
played on Saturday afternoon at
Kahului was won by the soldiers
I mi 111.
A. S. Raker, of Hawaii, will be the
speaker. The program also in
cludes musical numbers of a special
Among the prominent church
workers present are: Hawaii; Rev.
A. S. Baker.M. D., John F. Cowan,
D. D, Mrs. Dale, Kohala; Mrs. F.
M. Scott, Kona.
Kauai: W. II. Rice, President of
Sunday School Association; Rev.
J. M. Lydgate, of Lihue church.
Honolulu: W. B. Oleson, Secre
tary of Hawaiian Board; T. Rich
ardsTreasurer of Hawaiian Board;
Rev. John P.. Erdman, Superin
tendent of Hawaiian work; Rev.
O. II. Gulick, and wife retired
missionary for Japanese and Ha
waiian; Rev. John W. Wadman, of
Anti Saloon League; Mr. A. A.
Ebersole, Mr. Samuel Robley,Miss
Emily Warinner of the Friend;
Miss Julia Gulick, of Japanese
Committee of Hawaiian Board.
Maui: Rev. A. C. Bowdish, Paia
Union Church; Mrs. II. P. Bald
win, Delegate; Mrs. A. C. Bowdish,
Delegate from Sunday School;
Rev.Howard Harris, Kahului Union
Church; Rev. C. G. Burham, La
haina; Agent, Miss Charlotte L.
Turner, Wailuku Union Church
Hawaiian Delegates: Rev. A.
Akana, II. K. Poepoe, W. K. Poai
and Mr. S. K. I(,auiaiopili, of
Oahu: Rev. Stephen Desha, C. M.
Kamakawiwaole, and J. L. Kopa,
of Hawaii; Rev. W. Kamau, S. K.
Kaulili and J. A. Akina, of Kaui;
Rev. Louis Mitchell D. W. K.
White, and S. P. Kaailua.of Maui.
on a score of 10 to 2. Meyer pitch
ed for the locals. Sunday's game
was an exhibition of first class ball
up to the 6th inning, up to which
point the visitors had failed to
score, and Maui had sent one man
around. Then for some obscure
reason, Bal, who had been pitching
an excellent game, was 'taken out
and Meyer substituted. Then
things began to happen, and 5
runs were made in the one inning,
and another was made in the 8th.
The locals managed to brace up and
put two men over in the last frame,
but it was too late to save the day,
the score standing 6 to 3. A series
of costly errors lost the game for
Maui. Monday's game was pretty
ragged for both sides, and was won
by the soldiers 13 to 7.
Maui did some good playing,
especially in Sunday's game, and
some very pretty team work and
ndividual plays were made.
The soldiers were greatly pleased
with their visit, and certainly the
Maui boys proved themselves good
sports in the entertainment they
gave. The visitors especially ap
preciated the luau given for them
at Ben Lyons' home 011 Monday
night before they left for Lahaina
on their way home.
Planting Well Advanced
Planting for the 1916 crop on the
Puuuene plantation is farther ad
vanced this year than ever before,
due to the early finishing of grind
ing of this season's crop, and the
exceptionally abundant water sup
ply. The outlook for next year's
crop is very promising.