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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1908
THE MAUI NEWS
THE MAUI NEWS
"titcro.l nt the l'ost Office at Wailuku, M ini, Hawaii, as secon.l-class matter.
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Subsciption Uatk-, in Ai-vAN. ii .ti.'O per Year. .M Six Month
Honolulu to riiil.-ulcloliia 102 ilnvs
ltaltimore t( Manila 1 14 "
(against N. K. Monsoon)
Manila to Honolulu 42 "
(heating out against N. 1
Ilonolnlu to rhilaihliihi 1 lootlays
hila.loli'hia to Seattle I.V "
Seattle to San l'raneiseo 9 "
S in l'raneiseo to Kahului 13 "
Hugh m . Coke,
Kdltor nnd VI a n n r
FF.IJ. 15. l'.lOH
AMERICA'S FASTEST SUII
The swiftest suilinjr ship on any
son, a giant of generous and grace
ful lines, with hull masts ami yards
painted white as snow, a craft that
onrn.l thivtv live sails 1 cl 1 V 1 ti tl to
rl"1""" ' '
the winds, and known as the Royal
Yacht, the American full ried
steel ship, ErskineM. l'hclps," has
recently arrived at Philadelphia j
after her fifth voyage half way
round the world. This trip, thoujrh
fast, does not cquil her previous
Any deep sea trader that makes
a record run in a lifetime of twenty
years becomes famous in shipping
annals, yet the Phelps lias broken
seven records in her career of four
years. She has made passages
around Cape Horn in seventy
seven, ninety five, ninety six and
ninety seven days. On these long
voyages 125 days in considered a
When anything carrying canvas
gets before a good stiff breeze and
the patent log shows a spreed of
ten 04; twelve knots an hour, it is
supposed, that it is the utmost that
can be got out of any thing that
carries sails, but the Phelps is able
to reel off thirteen knots an hour,
and the two patent logs that she
always carries trailing astern have
shown a spreed of fourteen. The
Phelps is not only a fast sailer, but
a big cargo carrier, as she loads
4600 tons of merchandise. Other
ships look bluff and round coni
paned to her yacht like hull, and
their spars short and stumpy, when
contrasted with her skys craping
masts and long, tapering yards.
If the ship were stood upright on
its stern the craft would rise higher
than New Y'ork tallest seyscraper,
as she measures, from her rudder
to the tip of the bowsprit, four hun
dred feet. She could not go under
the Brooklyn bridge without send
ing down her topgallantmasts.
This yachtlike giant, kept 'as
spotlessly white as a man-fo-war
careening under a cloud of canvas,
can better be imagined than des
cribed. While some ships are
known to fame for a single fast pas
sage in extra ordinarily favorable
wheather the Phelps has shown a
score of times that in ordinarily
favorable wheather she can sail
across the North Atlantic from New
York to England in from thirteen
to fifteen days. No sailing ship
that ever floated can show, in four
years, such swift voyages as these.
Voyage. Distance. Days.
Bath to Cape Henry 540 2,'i
Norfolk to Honolulu 1 5 ,ooo y7
Norfolk to Ombay Pass .. 14, SSo 77
New York to Java 13,000 .V)
Java to Chili 11,600 58
Chili to Philadelphia io,ox) 95
Chili to Baltimore 10,000 y6
Around Cape Horn 2,000 11
Across Indian Ocean ft, 5 10 2
Equator to Cape Hatteras. 3,000 18
Best hours run 14 knots
Best days run 319 knots
Best weeks run (6 days).. 1,073 knots
The last six panagraphs of the
auove were ineiueiiis miring me
record runs mentioned in the first
seven. It should be a matter of
national pride but it is almost un
known to the public that this cham
pion of the seas sails under the
Stars and Stripes.
On her first voyage from Rath,
Me. to Baltimore, with !)00 tons of
ballast in her, and draw ing ten feet
nine inches of water, she was only
two and one half days from Bath
to the mouth of the Chesapeake,
Bay. 1 Oft Cape Henry she met a
northwest gate that drove her (100
miles out to sea. RuniiMi" tree.
she made fourteen knots by th
paicni log, aim iweive Knots close
hauled with the yards braced shar
it 1 1 the small amount of ballast
she had in she lis'.cd but eight de
grees 111 a Heavy Mow, at the sanu
time carrying topgallant sails.
cue noius i lie record irom .New
ly game parks, where the noble
liulies can gallop around on sidn
sadlcs with Hying skirts. Those
parks are of high culture regard
less of expenses, and it looks like
thev intend to imitate that here.
NOT A PAI1T OF AMERICA.
York to Java, at the eastern edge
of the Indian Ocean having sailed
to Java Head in eighty davs. On
this voyage she went from tin
meridian of Greenwich to the head
111 tvor.tv six davs, averaging two
numircM and nny miles each Uav
a total of sixty five hundred knots
a speed that would carry the slii
from New York to the Engl it
Channel in thirteen days.
A single voyage across the Atlan
tic in thirty or thirty live days
considered a fast passage. During
the run from New York to Java
Bead the smallest days run was
two hundred miles and the best
days run three hundred and ten
And from Java to Taltal Chili,
in ballast she sailed 11,(100 miles
across the Indian and South Atlan
tic Oceans in fifty eight days, an
average of two hundred miles daily.
Then she sailed from Chili South
around Cape Horn, up the South
and North Atlantic Oceans to
Philadelphia, a distance of thirteen
thousand miles in ninety live days,
the record run between the ports.
At Steamship Speed.
The best days run on the voyag'
from Manila to Ombay Pass was
310 miles, an average of nearly 13
knots an hour for twenty four
hours. This is above the average
of ordinary steamship time.
The Phelps is a four masted ship
ami the first steel sailing vessel
ever built in the United States of
steel made in this country. The
only foreign made articles aboard
the I'lu'lps are two of Lord Kelvin's
comprasses and a deep sea sound
ing machine. She- was built in
Bath Me. in 18!)S by Arthur Sew-ill
& Co. Mr. Sewall was the Yice
Presidential canditate with William
J. Bryan in 18!Ki.
Here are the ships dimensions:
Length over all. 330 feet, width 15
feet, depth of hold 26 feet, net re
gister 2,713 tons, cargo capacity
4,000 tons, masts from keel to
trucks, 200 feet, diametar of masts,
32 inches, lower yards 91 feet,
lower topsail yards 83' 7 feet, up
per top sail yards 76 feet, top gal
lant yards (io feet, royal yards 33
feet, skysail yards -! feet, bow
sprit OS feit.
In addition to an all steel bull
the ship has a steel poop, a .steel
house amidship, a steel farocastlc
and steel masts and yards and
bowsprit, there being onlv thvae
pieces of wood in her, the. three
topgallant masts. Jn the cabin
uft Captain & Mrs. Graham have
bathroom, four extra staterooms,
apothecary shop and two storage
rooms. In the house amidships is
a steam engine for hoisting cargo,
sails and anchors making it neces
sary to carry only twenty men in
the crew, where as in former days
a ship of her size would carry not
less than forty men. She has a
bridge over the deck housed from
stem to stem.
(Copied from New York Herald July 1903)
Since the enclosed extract from Herald
was puljlitdicd, l'hclps has made the fol
Philadelphia to Honolulu 110 days
Honolulu to Philadelphia 117 "
Philadelphia to Manila I02 "
Manila to Honolulu 64 days
(heating out China Sea)
(N. K. Monsoon.)
At the last meeting of the W'ailu-
ku District Improvement Associa
tion Secivtarv Wilcox wa- instruct-
1 to write to the (ioveinor for in
formation relative to the necessntw
-teps to bo taken in order t'o get as
sistance from the Carnegie Fund.
The reply is as follows:
Honolulu, T. If. Feb. IHIi, 1(.K)S
Charles Wilcox, Esq.,
See. Wailuku Impronnnt Ajs'n.
By direction of the Secretary
lieir leave to acUunw lec le your com
munication of the 7th instant. In
reply I will state that from corn
ixnidence had between this olli
and the Carnegie Fund, no assis
t inee will be given by the Fund to
Wirds libraries in this Territory,
t'le Directors of tin Fund claiming
that the Territory is outside of the
I'nited States and is not entitled to
assistance. However by addressing
F. M. Wilmot, Secretary and
Manager, Carnegie Fund, Pittsburg,
Pa., you can obtain definite infor
Wry respectfully yours,
D. L. CONK LI NO,
SchoollioiiMcfc on the
Sealed Tenders will he received hy the
Superintendent of Public Works until 12
111. of Monday, l'Vhruary 24, 190S, for
furnishing nil material anil lahor and
constructing a combined one-room school
house and teacher's cottage at Keahua
Maui, nud a three-room schoollibnse at
Kcoken, Kula, Maui.
Plans and specifications may be had
from office of Superintendent of Public
Works and V. A. McKay, Wailuku,
All tenders to he on blanks furnished
by the Superintendent of Puhlic Works,
same to be in separate envelopes.
The Superintendent of Public Works
reserves the right to reject any or all
MAR ST ON CAMPBELL,
Superintendent of Puhlic Works.
Department of Puhlic Works, Honolu
lu, February 5, 1908. ,
eh. 15, 22.
$100 UKU MAtfANA.
Applications having hecn tile 1 with
the utidei sit'i.ed, by Tlie Henry
j Waterliouse Trust Company Ltd.,
I Trustee for- I'lioehe K Raymond and
J. II Ra yni'ind. for the liuildiiiL' of
fences heUvecn Uih Applicant!.' laiah
situate at kaniao'e, Kula, District
of Makawao, Inland of Maui ami the
lands described in (!rant No. 525
situate at said Karnaole (Reported to
belong to the heirs of one Keiihi) and
the lands described in Grant No. 41
situate at said Kaniaole (Reported
to belong to t he heirs of one Wallace)
Therefore notice is hereby g'ven to
all parties interested that on Katur
day the lath, day of Feln-iiary A. D.
lSX'lK at 3 o'clock' P. M. the under,
dirtied will be 011 said lauds to view
the same and hear said Application,"
and meet all parlies inlet ested or
their oireuts as hy law provided.
Dated at Wailuku, January 21tl,
C. D LUFKIN,
II UG II M. COKK,
J. K. KAHOOKELE,
Fence Coinmis-doners in and for the
I li-ti ict cf Makawao, County of Maui,
Territory of llavaii.
Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15.
BISMARK STABLES CO.Ud
HlsADQLARTEKS WA1LLKU EXPRESS
a.m. SALES ST ARLES
The BISMARK STABLES
pr poses to run the Le WNO Ll VEM Y
Staiii.k Ritsiness on MAUI
DHUMMERS' LIGHT WAGQNS
When writing on forestry and
agriculture, I oue'ht to begin with
their history. Put as I never found
such history interesting. 1 have
jiooil excuse tor not doing it. 1 am
a practical man and 110 not pre
tend to be anything else, so it is
about practical forest and npii-
cul'.urc that intend to write.
In ancient times King Solmrm
of Palestine ran a forestry in Leba
non, but 1 think he neglected the
planting part of it, and it looks as
if Lebanon has not been able to
reforest itself. I am told, there is
no forest in Lebanon at this time
Probably King Solomon did not
know any thing about the nursery
business and to plant seeds in
boxes and care for them was too
expensive even for King Solomon
and now we sec the consequence
Whether the ancient peoples in th
Orient used much wood I cannot
tell. All we know about their
buildings is. that they were mad
principally of stone, and I am told
that thev even did not use wood
for staging, but rolled the heavv
stone-blocks up on sandbags and
put them in position by emptying
the bags. ,Ve know that the
Creeks built a wooden horse to
conquer Troy and that the Spar
tarn only were allowed to use saw
and ax in making their houses and
furniture, and I suppose, they
built their vessels of wood. Any
way there does not seem to be
much forest left in the Orient at
We know that in Europe they
cut the forest as long as it lasted,
and, when thev understood that
there soon would be a shortage of
supply, thev started to plant, and
that was the beginning to our
modern forestry. Oermany and
France especially are progressing
As to my native country (Norway)
we have the forestry history as far
back as in the loth century, when
king Haakon Haakonson (1217
12(33) gave a law to protect the
forest, 1 lie next law for the same
purpose was given bv the Danish
Norwegian King Christian the
fourth (15S8 HAS). He feared
there should not be enough timber
for his navy. Any modern forestry
was not started there before 18.57,
when two young null came back
from (iermany where the govern
ment had send them for education.
Now Norway has come so far that
at least one county pays all its ex
penses from the income of its
In Great , Rritain there hardly
has beeji anything that could be
called fortttry before last year,
when they started to plant a little
in the Scotch Highland. Put that
does not mean that there has' not
been any arbor culture in England.
I rather think that the arbor cul
ture m England for centuries has
been higher than in any other
place, but what is planted is moit-
kkAV 60 YEARS'
IS nku :a ana b" Makan, Sluh, i ke
Kanaka a man Kanaka pa'ia e hoike
mai ana 1 UeKaiil ma 'cio ue 11 1 k i
11 ke ho u ia a hoopai 1 ka mea a
man uica pa'ai i luno ai e pulii kolo
ho i ka dale noho liou o Luu.iWa
nawai K.oipuni A. N Kepoikai, i ke
uhiuhi o ka pooka Poahala tiol'cbp
Iloopukaia Febem.iri 7 1JI08.
W. K. SAFFICRY,
Makai Nui Kalana o Maui.
inrnno npnrltiiir a nkotrh find rtencrintlon ninv
quickly iiaeertrttu our opinion free whether an
tnvt'tiilnn la prnhnbly pnteiitiihto. Cnmmunirn.
tinmstrl.-Mlyomitirtmitiul. HANDBOOK on I'nlmita
sent fr. Mleft n:enrv for noouniifr patents.
I'nienti taken throuch Munti & Co. receive
tiH'rinl notice, without ctinrce, tn the
A hnnrtunmolr n!urnt.'i wclv, l.-ri'mt rlf
CUltilMm uf Hiiy ! i ntlti.- ion ;-ii '.1. T rni, f.'i ft
voiir: four muni ht, J l. Kut't l-yull ti vttii"tilt".
branch Otltci!. IS!5 V St.. Washington. L. C.
I", xcursinu Kates to lao and Ila'e
akala with competent guides
and drivers " ,
NEW RIGS-'-NEW TEAMS
Hawaiian Iron Fence and
Monument Works, Ltd
m.i hi 5i.tfi im wool
IWa Sell Iron Fence
CI1 .ildal." V;jrlil Knir, M. Louis, 1
l'rii-,. 1- thun ii ri iH' ttlliliMVOOi li'licf. lif
tint nrW : nlir "til alio IUW Vt HU a 111 at, Ot-
trft' tlH' IKON
Ovi'i HNt ilofiirtiH nf Irtiti I otn fl.
i etc. bIiuwh in t".ii' cutulntfin s.
mirjriBo ;o i
MonolulUi T. H.
A reward of $ 1(10, he paid to
the per.-an or pcrsoi. furn'wIiniJ in
formation which ill lisnl to the
arrest of the person or j ersjiis who
attempted to et lire to and burn the
new residence Ijiiildii.g of Judge A.
N. Kepoikai, on the night nl Thurs
day, the (ith day of tVhruary 1008
Dated Feb 7th 1!I08,
W. K. SAFFERV.
Sheriff, Comity of Maui.
Notire is iierehy yiv n that a meet
in of the Stockholders of the Bis
mark S:ah!cs Co., Ltd., will be he'd
on Tuesday, February 13. 1908, at 2
p. m. at the Company's office, VVai
luku, for the p::rp.'s; of hnveasing
the Capital stock of the Company
and to consider amendments io the
Articles of Association.
Dated Feb. 5, 1908.
A. U. DICKENS,
Secret a rv,
Bismark Stables Co., Ltd.
Feb. 8, 15
Market Sth.. Wailuku
ANTONE BORBA, Prop.
Full line of popular brands ot
WHISKIES, GINS .
Celebrated Primo & Seaie
Bottled 11 r
25c 2 Glasses 25c
Seeing is Believing.
Wo have in exhibition in our show room a choice
selection Of nickel plated BATHBOOM ACCESSORIES, sudi as
Soup Dishes for the Bathtub,
Kronnh Plato Glass Mirrors,
Soap Dishes for tho Wall,
Soap and Sponyo Holders,
Towel Bars in vurious si?.os,
Towel Racks, 2-3 and 4 fold, .
Comb and Brush Trays,
Tooth and Brush Holders,
Kohe Hooks, etc., etc.
To realize their beauty and usefulness they
must be seen and used. Taken as a whole these
fittings are the most artistic, practical, easily cleaned
and therefore the MOST SANITARY.
Our prices brin; them within the roach of all.
Wo invite your kind inspection.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO.'S
Masonic Temple, : :
Efime SfcibleJ(aliului Siidlroad Company
KAHULUI l'UUNENE KIHE DIVISION.
A i rive
Kiliei trains Tuesday only and carry freight only,
Kahului Railroad Company
ALEXANDER & HALDWIN, Ltd.;- ALEXANDER & HALDW1N, Lino of SaTnif,' Vessels Retweer
San Francisco and tie Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.;