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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908
What is Best for Maui
Is Best for the News
Planters Are Now Enthu
The rubber men returned from
their annual convention in Hono
lulu laBt week ahd hoard for the
first linio the results of the experi
ments that have been conducted
by the United States Experiment
station oflicialB. While there were
a number of Doubting Thomases
in tho crowd who departed for Ho
nolulu there none to return,, but
one and all were convinced that
rubber growing in this territory
will bo a big paying investment in
tho course of a short time.
Some years ago Jared G. Smith
was skeptical of tho possibilities of
tho industry and so advised a
number of Maui people,
vinccd him that even if
of rubber should fall to
of tho market price that tho indus
try would pay ono hundred per
After tho publication of this re
port there were those who said
that the estimates were not based
on experiments of such length and
over such a number of years and on
a sufficient number of trees to war
rant any such conclusion.
Some month's "ago Doctor Wicox,
who succeeded Mr. Smith as head
of the experiment station in the
torritory, went to Nahiku rubber
plantations and made a pergonal
inspection and then sent one of his
head men to make secret experi
ments and report' to tho office. Af
ter these reports were made the
Doctor read a report before the
llubber Growers Association a copy
of which we herewith give in full.
We are indebted to Mr. D. C.
Lindsay, Cashier of tho Baldwin
National Bank for tho sume.
"EXPERIMENTS IN TAPPING
CEARA RUBBER TREES."
"Tho 'rubber experiments which
arc being carried on by the U. S.
Experiment Station and Territorial
Board of Agricultural and Forestry
have been under way long enough
to indicate certain results which are
of practical importance to rubber
growers. Thus far more than 200
j i i - ii ii
trees, most oi mem less man uuee
years old, have been tapped. These
trees averaged from twelve to
thirteen inches in circumference
and were located chiefly on the
grounds of tho Koolau Rubber Com
pany, on Maui. In tapping young
trees it was not expected that pro
fitable returns of rubber would bo
obtained ; but tho plan involved the
practical point of determining the
rapidity with which trees could be
tapped and satisfactory methods of
handling labor to the best advant-
THE FIRST NATIONAL
Clins. M. Cooke, President
D. II. Case, 2nd Vice-President
C. D. Lulkin, Cashier
CONDENSED STATEMENT TO COMPTROLLER
nt the close of business, May 14th, 190S
Loans and Discounts - $127,787.14
United States Bonds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. Iionds 450.00
Other Bonds (quickly convert) 51,800.00
Cash and Due from Hunks 50,720.71
Bnnking House, Eurniture.etc 7,287.32
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, ) s.
COUNTV 01' MAUI,
I, C. D. Lufkiu, Coshier of the obove
above statement is true to tne best oi my knowledge and belicl.
C. D. LUPKIfT, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworu to before me this 24th day of May, 1008.
Bishop Restarick Was Given
Tho Pioneer Mill began grinding
Mrs. Sfong, who has been visit
ing in Shanghai during tho laBt
six months returned home last
Bishop Restarick's reception was
a grand affair. It was held at the
Parish house last Saturday evoning
and most of tho church going peo
ple were there. Tho committee to
receive were Mr. and Mrs. Kroll,
Mrs. It. P. Hose, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Cockct, Mr. and Mrs.
Searl, Mr. and Mrs. Fardcn. Tho
music was line, especially Miss Go
hier'ssinging. Cake and ice cream
were served by neatly dressed little
The Rev. Fukao came from Ho
nolulu with Bishop Restarick and
has done good work among tho
Japaneso in looking them up and
encouraging them in Christian
ways. Tho Rev. Kong Yin Tet of
St. Peter's, Honolulu, preceded tho
Bishop and worked for a few days
among the Chinese.
Father Maurus, who has been in
Honolulu two weeks is home now.
Father James came with him and
spent Saturday in Lahaina.
The infant child of Mr. and
Mrs. Kaluakini was baptised last
Sunday morning by Bishop Resta
rick. Dr. Weymouth and Mr
Kroll became godfathers and Mrs.
Kroll and Mrs. R. P. Hose god
mothers. age. In the first series, of SO trees,
which were tapped by means of one
vertical cut each day, it required
thirty-six hours and forty minutes
of labor to tap the trees, collect the
latex, and secure Vi pounds of dry
rubber. In the seconds series of
experiments on 1G0 trees, whicl
wcro tapped with two vertical cuts
instead of one, it required only 40
hours of labor to tap the trees,
collect tho latex and obtain five
pounds of first class rubber and
about a pound of scrap rubber. In
this experiment in which two verti
cal cuts were used daily, profitable
returns were obtained.
It was found that an ordinary
laborer could tap rubber trees, by
means of two long, vertical cuts, at
the rate of about 50" trees an hour
and could collect latex at the rate
of 100 trees an hour. The available
labor on plantations appears to be
reasonably effective in doing this
work, and the amount of training
required in order to doho cuts
effectively and quickly is -.ot ex
It requires less time to tap older
BANK OF WAILUKU
V. T. Robinson, 1st Vice-President
R. A. Wadsworth, Director
A. Aalberg, Auditor
Capital Stock 35,000.00
burplns ami l'rolits 22.s01.67
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
M. COKE, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit
Porto Ricans Indulge In
One dead, one in the hospital
with an injured head and a third in
jail is the result ot an aitray at ila-
nakuapoko last Sunday.
A large number of Porto Ricans
were drinking too freely and a row
The statement of Antone Torres
is to the effect that he was attacked
by Ramon Morales and Domingo
Perry. As both of these men were
armed with knives he ran from
them until he was cornered. He
got a guava stick and as they attack
ed him he struck them over the
leads and knocked them both out.
The injuries to Ramon Morales
were- fatal and he died Monday
Sheriff Saffery believes that Do
mingo was. t lie real cause ot tlie
trouble although the injuries lie re
ceived were less severe than those of
his companion. He will recover.
Deputy Sheriff Morton is making
m investigation and a coroners jury
is trying to get at the facts in the
The Porto Ricans are evading the
giving of evidence as much as pos
sible and the authorities are meet
ing with much difficulty in getting
:t the facts.
The police claim that a Japanese
at Haniakuapoko is almost openly
selling liquor without a license and
it is he who is really responsible for
much of 'the trouble there.
trees than tho young trees, upon
which our work is done, and there
is also less danger of injuring the
trees. We have found that a good
flow of latex can be obtained from
tapping done from daylight until
eight A. M., or even later.
From the experiments whioh we
have thus lar coiuluctea it appears
that one man can tap about fifty
trees per Hour, wlnle anouier man
can collect the latex from the trees
which would he tapped in the same
time by two men. Since it appears
from results which we have obtain
ed fr.0111 tapping mature Ceara rubber
trees, that about one-third ounce of
dry rubber may be expected as
daily yield it is evident that three
men should be able to obtain rubbe
from mature trees at the rate ot
about one pound per hour. The
data upon which this conclusion is
based have been carefully consider
ed and the estimate is probably not
above what may be expected. At
any rate, the results obtained in
our experiments indicate clearly
that the Ceara rubber tree in Hawaii
will not only grow and thrive, but
will yield profitable returns.
Further experiments win he
carried on in the microscopic ex
amination of sections of the Ceara
rubber tre to get a bases for deter
mining the best method of tapping
Several other species of rubber trees
will also be tapped and an elalwate
series 'of fertilizer experiments with
rubber i3 planned. We hope-to be
able to devise a method of fertiliz
ing rubber trees so as to secure an
increased tiow of latex during the
Mrs. M. L. Simpson, who has many
friends on Maui, arrived by -the Man
chuna and is visiting airs. Dickey on
Nuuanu avenue 111 Honolulu. She has
been away from the islauds thirteen
years. In former years she taught sf hool
at Haniakuapoko and Haiku. Her hu
band, G. E. Simpson, will be remember
ed as the station agent at Paia, He died
in Alaska last winter.
Of the County and District
The candidates for ollice in the
recent campaign have filed their ex
pense accounts. The expenses this
year are less than in former times.
The accounts are as follows:
L. M. Baldwin $
James L. Coke
T. B. Lyons
Levi L. Joseph ,
W. E. Saffery
Edgar Morton 25 00
W. F. Pogue
Moses Kauliiiahaa. . ,
Chas. K. Makekau.,
C. R. Lindsey
G. P. Kauiniakaole.
J. Ahulii 25 00
W. P. Haiti.. ..
Thomas Clark . .
Jerry Hums G2 00
W. L. Mossinan
V! F. Kaae
S. K. Kekahuna 2G 25
Theo. T. Meyer
Ed. K. Duvauehelle.
R. A. Wadsworth...
Dibble K. Ilae
X. Onisted 55 00
Gorham C. Oilman
Table In Shipwreck
Lying in fifty feet of water in
Now York harbor, the beautiful koa
dining table which was sunt from
the islands as a testimonial and ex
pression of the good feeling here to
Gorham D. Gilmant will probably
be ruined entirely before it can bo
extricated from the wreck of the
ship on which it was taken from
Tho following extract from a let
ter from Mr. Gilnian is explana
tory: "It is particularly a pleasure to
have this testimonial prominently
before me, as I am most unfortun
ately deprived of the use of and the
delightful associations connected
uith the table itself. I had hoped
that I might have gathered my fa
mily arouuo it on Thanksgiving
Day to drink health and happiness
to those who had so generously
sent us such a token of rememb
rance. "But instead of that, the table,
which had come safoly the long
distanco from its Island source,
now lies in fifty feet of water in
New York harbor. In attompting
to avoid a collision the captain of
the steamer which was bringing
the table to BoBton, ran his Bhip
upon a rock and she was sunk with
her valuable cargo, my table a
mong the rest. Efforts are being
made to raise tho vessel and savo
her cargo. I hope in duo time to
recover tho table, even though in
a damaged stato, and by placing
it in the hands of fully compe
tent workman to have it re
stored to its original beauty and
usefulness, so that I may yet have
tho pleasuro of assembling round it
family and friends who may join
with 1110 in drinking to each and
all of you -in tho 0110 little word
which means so much Aloha."
KETCHEL WINS IN
Frear is Accused of Knowing About the Change
of the Federal Building Site. George
Kaihimu Dies at Police Station.
(SPECIAL TO THE MAUI NEWS.)
Sugar 9G deg. test 3.92 Beets 10s. 3d.
HONOLULU, November 27. Cooper says Frear knows of the
contemplated action regarding the site of the Federal building. The
merchants protest today.
Geo. Kaihimu was thrown from a horse. Ho died in the police
station from possible neglect.
SAN FRANCISCO, November
tho eleventh round.
Honey was out in an automnble today.
PORT AU PRINCE, November 271 Anarchy prevails in Hayti
Wholesale executions are taking place.
PARIS, November 27. Tho arrest of Madam Stoinhil following
her confession that she know the murderer of her husband is the
biggest sensation in years. Thero is tho possibility of a national
scandal, greater than tho Dreyfus affair.
VIENNA, November 27. The Bourse is demoralized by rumors
of war. Four newspapers have been confiscated for circulating reports
of the movements of troops. , ; 1
LA PORTE, Indiana, November 27. Lamphere has boon found
guilty of arson. Ho has boon given an indeterminate Fontcnco of from
two to twenty two years and $5,000 fine.
SANDY HOOK, November 27. The steamer Finance sank here
in a collision. Four persons were drowned.
WASHINGTON, November 27 Sam Donnelly has been appoint
ed public printer.
HONOLULU, November 20. The wireless station closes at' noon
A native named Brown was killed and partially devoured by
sharks or an octopus on Tuesday night, while torch finishin'g'at'Kone
ohe. Opunui Aila, the armed leper of Kawaihapai on this island,- who
has defied the police for years was
WASHINGTON, November 2G.
tation of contract laborers has been
MUSCOGEE, November 2(5.
jf.UOME, November 2G. Anti
hitve been called out to suppress
LOS ANGELES, November 2G.
tell in the 15th rouud.
MANILA, November 2G.-The
here in a damaged condition.
HONOLULU, November 25.
to bu brought back for contempt of
Two regiments of marines are expected to bo located here.
PORT AU PRINCE, November 25. General Le Comto was killed
during a murderous demonstration
PEKING, November 25. Order has been restored at Nanking.
PORT AM BOY, November 25. Fifty deputy sheriffs opened fire
on the strikers today.
Sheridan was unveilcd today.
SAN FRANCISCO, November
to 7 in favor of Papke.
used to chango tho sight of tho Federal building and tho ono decided
upon is tho Opera house site.
Tho ship II. M. Whitney was
MANILA, November 25. A
off southern Luzon was badly damaged by a typhoon all on board
COLON, November 25. A portion of tho Galan Dam of the Pa
nama canal has sunk GO foot.
WASHINGTON, November 25. Secretary Root donies that a
treaty was entered into between tho United States and Japan guaran
teeing the independonco of China. Nothing of tho kind is oven con
templated. SALT LAKE CITY, November 25. Fourteen inches of snow foil
WASHINGTON, November 25. Joe Canon has issued a state
ment favoring an honest revision of the tariff.
PIPTONYILLE, November 25. Three negroes were lynched laBt
NEW YORK, November 25. Archbold is on tho witness stand in
the Standard Oil case.
ROCHESTER, Novomber 25. Tho widow of a nephew of Admiral
Sampson has been arrested and charged with tho murder .of hor bus
SAN FRANCISCO, November 25. -Ilonoy has suffered a relapse
but no danger is approhended.
-Ketchcl knocked ont' Papko in
A sweeping order for tho depor
issued by-Secretary Straus.
A meteor fell into a barn and killed
Austrian riots continue Troons
Welsh got the decision over At-
Hospital ship Relief has arrived
The first officer of tho Rosccrans is
of the populace at Jennie.
25. The monument to General
25. The hotting on tho fight is 10
25. Influence at Washington waB
wrecked with tho koa table for Gil-
Hospital relief ship Fort Sorsorgan