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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1905
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Mongoose vs. Lizard.
HV JACOB COERPER.
Many of our old residents know
when and why the mongoose was
brought to this country, but very few
know of the real destruction that
has been wrought by that animal
since his destruction.
People lay the presence of bugs,
leaf-hopper and insects, etc., to im
portation. hile it may be true
and perhaps is that some of thesp
insects were imported yet the great
majority of them weie here long ago
but. are more numerous because they
are assisted to live and thrive by the
mongoose destroying their nutural
enemies, the lizards.
The lizard is the nutulal encray of
bugs and insects including mosqui
toes, as he li es on nothing else and
never in any way harms plant life.
A'hen I first came to the Kona
district in 188(3, the country was
well stocked with lizards and all
kinds of fruits were growing in pro
fusion. Kitchen gardens contained
cabbage-, tomatoes and all other
varieties of vegetables which wore
free from insect pests; and while the
leaf hopper could be found in the
canefields he was kept so well in
check by the lizard thai he never
caused any trouble. But later on
when the mongoose came, he com
menced a campaign of destruction on
the lizard with the result that the
lizard decreased and the pests in
creased to such an extent that today
almost nc thing can be raised in the
district and fruit trees that used to
bear a heavy crop of fruit are now
barren and pest ridden.
These pests have gained such head
way that today the blossoms n
guavas, oranges and other trees are
destroyed, and the serious question
arises, what is to become- of Kona's
main product, coffee, if these condi
tions continue to exist?
The only salvation for these dis
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tricts and for the islands in general
is that a careful investigation should
be had and that the government,
both Federal and Territorial, should
aid and assist in bettering these con
ditions bv the extermination of the
mongoose and the importation of a
fresh supply of reptile of the lizard
family the natural enemies of pests,
also there should be an importation
of inseetividious birds.
Song Hits of 1905
As has been the case in a number
of English musical comedies produced
in the United States, an interpolated
song entitled "Daisy I'am Oazy,"
gives promise of being the biggett
success in the "Earl ar.d the Girl,"
which was presented recently in
Chicago and will open shortly at the
Garrick theatre. New York. It is
written by Mr. Dick Temple, who is
0110 of the stars in the production
and author of "Any Old Tree." Mr.
Alec Clarke, the principal comedian,
will also introduce Benj. H. Hurt's
A Thousand Miles From Land" in
the same production.
Mr. II. W. Petrie's new ballad
"My Heart's Tonight In Tennessee"
gives promises of being the greatest
ballad success he has ever written,
by present (indications, although it
will be difficult for it to si rpass the
success of his last hit "When The
Sunset Turns Thn Oceans, Blue to
Gold." The new ballad is of a sweet
ly sentimental character, and has
already been calle'l a second "Swanee
The above songs are published by
Jos. W. Stern & Co.' New York
Mrs. Fairbanks, wife of the Vice.
President-elect, is described as a
very winning, approachable woman.
For four years she has been presi
dent-general of the Daughters of the
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HONOLULU) 4 Emma Street,
Edward C. Brown. Manager.
Drove Settlers Away From Ha
One great obstacle to be overcome
ir connection with the bona fide 'settl
er movement is the influence of the lo
cal "knocker!" It will be well to re
count a flagrant instance. Some
time ago a retired business man a
German arrived here from the main
land with four grown sons the wo
men folks to follow. They set about
to secure farming land nearHono'ulu
and had decided to establish a big
homestead in one of the valleys when
they fell in with the knocker and re
ceived such dreadful discouragement
that they broke off all negotiations
and left for the bleak clime of South
ern California. The "knocker" was
interviewed by a town business man
and only declared that he himself was
dissatisfied and wanted to leave town.
Asked the price of his holdi ng he gave
a fiVure four times rcore tan the sum
for which he had listed the property
with a selling agreement. So far as
the Report knows, this was the end
of the incident. The "knocker" -is
drawing a salary from the Territorial
Treasury each month. Something
should be done in a case like this.
Rev. Charles Wagner, author of
"The Simple Life," has delivered a
sermon in Paris, in which he said:
"1 found President Roosevelt a man
of lofty ideals and of simple but high
purpose. As President of the Uni
ted States, I believe he is the great
est statesman on earth to day. His
task is more difficult than the task of
any ruler in Europe."
Evan Rjterts, the revivalist, who
has excited a religions frenzy in
Wales, was a voung miner when he
"received a call" to raise the fallen.
His success as an evangelist has been
marvelous. Roberts is described as
a man with passionate convincing
utterance. While he speaks, every
eye is riveted on him, every ear seems
strained, as if afraid a single word
should be lost.
CHARITY AMD FADS
Speaking of gratitude and favors
remembered and returned, Mr. Kee
ne has a record forty years old. A
retired sailorman once aided Mr.
Keene in California; that was two
score years ago. Then the sailor
man died. Mr. Keene cared for his
children and sent them to school.
Now he sends the sailorman's grand
children to School.
The famous lobbyist, Sam Ward,
once came near enough to Mr. Keene
to be of friendly use. When the lob
byist fell upon bad days, it was Mr.
Keene who settled upon him in in
come of 110,00(1 a year, and the. ben
eficiary died in Italy enjoying it to
the last. On one occasion Mr. Ward
told Mr. Keene that he had discover-"
ed an enterprise wherein he desired
to embark It was as sure as the
Bank of England, and would make
him a Monte Cristo. Mr. Ward's
lips were sealed against disclosing
the nature of the enterprise, even
to Mr. Keene.
There was fire in the eye of Mr.
Ward and a color of hope in his cheek ;
urg2d by these signs, Mr. Keene
gave him $25,000. It developed later
that Mr. Ward sunk every shilling
with a German alchemist in efforts
to turn iron into gold, in which auri
ferous possibility the hard-headed
lobbyist believed as readily as tho he
were a Doctor Dee or Conan Doyle.
These strong men of money have
their weak sides; they have their
fads, and wiil spend money like water
on them. Mr. Keene's weakness is
the racehorse; Mr. Morgan's is pic
tures; the late Mr. Whitney's was
rugs (he is said to have paid $35,000
for one, and -the transaction would
have been al! right hbd he left the
two last ciphers off the price); Mr.
Brady's of .the Tobacco trust is
black pearls; Mr. Addicks of Bay
State Gas is emeralds; while Mr.
Lawsou will go in pawn to buy a
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