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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1909
Disease and Insubordination
of Men Conquer Him.
San Francisco, March 17. Jack
London will never complete his tour
of tlio, world. Sickness is tlie obsta
cle. Suffering from disease, his ner
vous system practically a wreck, and
weak from a long hospital exicri
ence, ho is ready to give up and re
turn to the peaceful village hy tlie
sea down nt Carinel. For some time
the pen that gave the world of liter
atim! the two natures of man in his
"Call of the Wild" and his "Sea
Wolf" will rest, and he will come
hack to the shores that he left many
months ago in the Snark, to recupe
rate and regain his lost, hold.
A letter received by friends in the
literary colony at Carmel-by-the-Sea
yesterday told tin- story. tendon's
condition is more a complete break
down of the nervous system than
anything else, although his excep
tionally rugged constitution has Urn
racked by severe illness and continu
While his friends here deplore the
state of things, they have no fear
from the word that has been sent to
them that London's health is so
grievously undermined that serious
results may ensue. It is simply that
Jack London, soldier of fortune,
sailor, hobo, longshoreman, author,
socialist, a man whose life has been
one of privations and hardships, has
had to allow his ambitions to suc
cumb to the ravages of the South
Sea climate, and to the discontent
and insuliordination aniong-his crew
and followers on the little craft in
which he had hoped to encircle tin
globe. As soon as his strength re
turns suflioiontly to permit him to
travel, he will make his' way back to
San Francisco on one of the island
OPERATING AT SYDNEY.
At the time of writing the letter
which told of his plight, London
was only then beginning to con
valesce, after an operation perform
eil m a ?yuney hospital, lie was
being attended by his wife, who lias
gone through the experience by the
side of her husband. Her health
' has not been noticeably affected.
Some little time ago there came
the story that London had sold the
Snark, and that he would have to
make other arrangements for his
world tour. Knowing the author's
fortitude and pride those of his circle
here did not liolicve the' word that
reached them. They say that Jack
London, the man of the Chil.eoot
pass days and the sufferings that are
the lot of the Alaska fishermen, the
man who had traveled across and
back again over the continent many
. times underneath reingerator cars
and on the "blind baggage" coaches,
would surmount any difiieulties in
his voyage on the Snark.
But, broken in spirit ami health
he has sent back the message that
he is done. There will perhaps only
Ik; one outcome of value to the pub'
lisher, and that will 1m- a tale woven
from the experiences of London in
his trying trip through the seas
FIVE DIFFERENT MALADIES.
In'recent months Loudon has liecn
the victim of five different diseases
that were bred of the climate in the
lands that he visited in the tropics
Resultant from these was the illness
that made necessary the operation
which was performed in Sydney
I! I!.... il . ! I t . 1 1
-uuing mo inioaus ox me sickiicss
wns the compulsory manual lalor
that London was forced to do alxiard
ship, even when his health had been
coi n pletcly sha 1 1 e red .
jus irouuies wiui ins crew, ins
close confinement in the stuffy quar
tera of the little Snark, the fact that
he was Ix-ing beaten in the bar
fight of his career, all of these things
preyed upon him. so that the men
tal stress became too great. In hi
letter he tells, among other things
Can the Stripping of Cane
Now be Dispensed With ?
(iarden Island Two of the
arrivals at the Fairview Hotel on
Wednesday morning were Messrs.
J. II. Wale, an assistant in charge
of a substation of the Division of
Agriculture and Chemistry in Ho
nolulu, and A E. .Ionian, assis
tant chemist at the Agricultural
Experiment Station.' Their errand
here is to investigate and report
on an interesting experiment which
Lihue plantation is conducing on
a small patch of cane in the large
field behind the Lihue Store. The
purpose of the experiment is to
find out tho value of stripping the
cane sind whether it will not be
advisable to d: without that
feature of cane cultivation alto
gether. Part of the cane in that
patch has been left without stripp
ing at nil, and other portions of it
have been given one, two, and
more drippings, with the idea of
finding out which plan is the most
productive of results The agri
culturists at the Experiment .Sta
tion have been inclined o advise
igainst stripping at all, and they
ly that millions of dollars have
been wasted in spending so much
labor on this branch of cane cul
ture as is customary with most
plantations of the Islands.
The plantation men say that
originally stripping was necessary
is a protection against the cane-
borer and the rotting of. the cane,
which often resulted from the cane
being left in the fields, waiting to
be ground, for months after ma
turity, wrapped in the oftentimes
wet covering of dead leaves. They
ulmit that it is possible that con-
lit ions of culture have now been
ho changed that this is no longer
The Meaning if
the Word Marathon.
Tn answer to many enquiries as
to what the word 'Marathon
means, the following explanation
It was 2-100 years ago to be more
exact, in tho year 41)0 1. C, that
a stout-lunged, fleet footed Greek,
flushed with the glory of victory,
raced from the. battlefield of Mara
thon, over the hills of the Diacria.
across the plains of Athens and in
to the classic city, bearing the
welcome news of the battle's out
come. . For Miltiades, with but i
few thousand Athenians, had at
tacked aiid vanquished the great
Persian hosts, and .driven them
back to their ships.
The distance covered by the mes
senger in this remarkable, run was
a little over twenty-six miles, and
his remote hut heroic teat serves
even today, after the lapse of ages,
as the inspiration ot what has
conic within the last few months
to be one of the most popular and
widely practiced, branches of athle
hue distance, ana cross-coun
try running have been ir. vogue to
some extent lor venrs, aim es
pecially in England usually over
courses of less than ten miles, the
exceptionally sensational anil dra
matic character of the great Mara
thou held in connection with the
Olympic Game held in England
last summer seems suddenly to
have given this particular athletic
event a prominence which it has
never before enjoyed, and it is now
the fad in the world of sport, both
in amateur and professional circles
Indeed, much of what bus been
considered in the past as long dis
tance running will now seem al
most worthy of the name of short
distance work by comparison, that
is to say, the two-mile, and three
four and five-mile races.
of how he used to put ill his watel
at the wheel ot the aftel'deck.
For the first time in a life that
has known little but adventure and
success Jack London has failed in
his greatest desire, and pitifully a
knowledges it to the friends that are
close to him.
Senate Turns Down Camp
bell and Hemenway.
Honolulu, April 9. Below are
the results of the Senate's action
in executive session on the Gover
nor's appointments this morning.
It will he seen that Attorney Gen
eral C, R. llemenwav, Treasurer
A. .1. Campbell and License Com
missioner A. Lidgate (Hawaii)
are rejected, and that action on
and Commissioner Pratt and Sur
veyor W. E. Wall is deferred.
l'lie vote on Campbell was live
to ten, or two to-one against him.
Hemenway was defeated by one
vote, seven being for and emht
gainst his confirmation.
No action was taken on boards
registration and inspectors of
ection. The executive session
lasterl about half an hour
The votes in favor of Treasurer
'amphell were those of Senators
Smith, Fairchild, Knudsen, Kala-
ma and Chillingworth. Against
lin were llnrvey, Quinn. Mc
Carthy, Woods, Brown, Coelho,
tobinson, Maki kail, Moore, Baker.
For llemenwav the voters are
stated to have been Smith, Fair-
child, Knudsen, Kahuna, Chilling-
worth, Baker and Ouinn. It is
lid that the other eight, who op
posed Hemenway, are also opposed
to Land Commissioner Pratt.
Superintendent of Punlic Works,
Marston Campbell, November 1,
Auditor, Joseph II. Fish.'r, Nov
ember 25, 1907.
Deputy Auditor, Henry Clay
Meyers. June 14, 1908.
High Sheriff, William Henry,
October 21, 1908.
Registrar of Conveyances Cha-
II. Merriam, May 1, 1908.
Board of Health: Mark P.Robin
son, President, July 'Z, isiuo;
Frederick C. Smith, May 17, 1!07;
James K. Morgan, April 13, 1908;
David Kalauokalani, Sr. January
Commissioners of Agriculture
and Forestry. Marston Campbell
President, January 2(1, 1!M); Albert
Waterhouse, November 5, 190"; H.
M. von Holt, September 15, 190.S;
John M. Dowsett, January 2(i, 190.
Commissioners of Immigration:
Ernest . Mott-Smith President;
August 15, 1908; Richard Ivers,
August 15, 1908.
Commissioner of Public Archives,
George Robert Carter, October 15,
Regents of the College of Agri
culture and Mechanic Arts: I'a'pb
S. Hosmer, September 10, 1907;
Henry E. Cooper, April 13, 1908.
Hawaiian Library: William L
Whitney, juiv jw, r.j. ; Alouzo
Gartley, April 21, 190S.
Honolulu Park Commission
Walter M. Giffard, August 8, 1908;
Geo. P. Castle, August 15, 1908;
Gerrit P. Wilder. August 28, 1!)08
Medical Examiner, A. N. Sin
clair, M, 1)., March 5, 1908.
Dental Examiner: C. B. High,
D.D.S., July 30, 1907; A. J. Dcr
by,. D.D.S., may 10. 1908.
Board of Pharmacy: Samuel S.
Peck. July 30, 1907; William L.
Moore, M. D.. July 30. 1907; Ray
P.. Reedy, July 30, 1907.
License Commissioners: County
of Hawaii: William II. Greenwcll,
first class July 13, 1908. County
of Maui, H. A. Baldwin first class,
June 12, 1907. County of Oahu.
Clarence II. Cooke, first class,
June 20, 1908; Norman Watkins,
second class. July 28, 1908; Carlos
A. Long, first class, November (1,
1908. County of Kauai: Harry K.
Smythe, second class, September
13 1907; Augustus F. Knudsen,
Beyond class, November 2, 1908.
Prison Inspector, First Judicial
Circuit, Edward Davis, June 12,
Attorney General, Charles Reed
Hemenway, August lo, IUOi.
Will Case Order.
Honolulu, April t. The Supreme
Court yesterday reversed the order
issued by Judge Robinson, granting
letters testamentary to the Hawaiian
Trust Company upon the will of
Mrs. Abigail Campbell-Parker, and
denying the petition of Muriel Campbell-Shingle
to lie apMiiiited exec
utrix of the will.
Ill the course of the decision the
Supreme Court says:
"The decedent died October 31,
1!08, her will be dated October 10.
The Trust Company filed its i tition
Novenilcr 15 for the probate of the
will and for letters testamentary,
alleging in its petition that the ap
pellant was then of the age of seven
teen years, eleven months and two
weeks, and that her sister, Mary
Beatrice, was fifteen years of age.
The appellant's jx tition. which was
duiied, was filed January 28, 1909.
"The will of the testatrix devises
and bequeaths the residue of her
estate to the Hawaiian Trust Com
pany and her daughters, Muriel anil
Beatrice, as Mary Beatrice appears
to be called, giving these trustees
power to sell and lease real estate.
"In the clauses of the will under
which the question herein arises
the testatrix appoints her two daugh
ters, luriel and Beatrice, 'to be the
sole executrices of this, my will,'
directing that 'should I depart this
life In fore t wo of the executrices and
trustees named in this will, to wit,
Muri'.l Campbell ami Mary Beatrice
Campbell, shall be of full age and
competent to act as such executor
and trustee until they the said
Muriel Campbell and Mary Beatrice
Campbell shall reach their majority
mil are epiali lied to act.
"By one construction of. this lan
guage,' says the !-uprcinc Court,
neither of the two daughters, al
though of full age, can be an execu
trix or a trustee unless the other is
ot tun age. r.y taking this to i.e the
meaning of the will, the death of
the younger sister U fore becoming
of age would preclude the elder, who
is now of age, from ever becoming
an executrix, inasmuch as the Trust
mipaiiy is required to act as exe
cutor until both daughters Muriel
'and' Beatrice reach 'their' majority
tn event which then could never
occur. As two persons ot dillerent
ages can not at the same ttine reach
the age of legal majority, there is no
such thing as 'their' majority oe-
curmg as a single event. 1 he term
is used here in a joint and several
sense and in order to indicate the
real meaning the word 'respectively'
may be considered as implied lie fore
the word reach.' This requires that
either the functions of the Trust
Company as executor terminate up
on Muriel's arrival at the age of
legal majority or else that the will
be taken to mean that the company
shall act as sole executor until
Muriel becomes of age and then a
oocxecutor with her until Bcatr'ni
is of age.
"Oil the whole, ill vteW of tht
inapt or inartistic language in por
tions of the will, the difliculties ap
pear to lie less iii accepting the con
struction contended fur by the ap
pellant than that submitted by tin
Trust Company, although in it.-
petition for probate it prayed that
letters issue to Muriel as well as h
The opinion coiieludi s with direc
tion that the case be remanded will
direction to issue li tters testantueii
tary to the Hawaiian Trust Com
pany, Ltd., and Muriel Campbell
Shingle as coexecutors of the will
'J reasurer, A. J Campbell, April,
License Commissioner, County
of Hawaii, A. Lidgate, second class,
October 5, 1907. (A. J. Campbell
Oahu, reigned since date of Gov
Commissioner of Public Lands
James . Pratt, November 30
Surveyor, Walter E Wall
November 25, 1907.
Commissioners of Public Iiihtruc
tion: S. M. kanaka nui, July 30
i rii tk nt i '
r.ilK ; V. 1. 1. waterhouse, .nine
25, 1907; Mrs. Mary Wilcox, July
28, 19.1S; Antonio Perry, July 29
Masculine Vices and
Professor Hugo Munsterberg,
the noted German-American sage
of Harvard maintains with force
ful language that the hat-buyinc
habit of women is as destructive to
morals and thrift as the drink-buying
habit of man.
The backbone of the prohibition
movement tnat is sweeping over
the nation is the economic argu
ment that a man ruins his health
nd wastes his money by putting
into his mouth the alcoholic enemy
that steals such brains as he may.
possess. The argument is develop
ed with many side lights and illus
trations, for which the reader may
e referred to any prohibition
Professor Munsterberg turns this
Argument on the evil of' hat-buy
ing, and intimates even that the
anxiety of the women to have the
men rwcar off is due in no small
mrt to the expectation that the
money thus saved may be put into
Miying more or larger hats. Listen
to the words of the adventurous
instructor challenging the .most
sacred habits of society:
''Economic questions twtist be
cleanly dealt with from an econo
mic point of view. Can there be
any, doubt for the neutral onlooker
of American society on every social
level that man's squandering of
money for beverages which he en
joys is still outdone by woman's
squandering of money on gowns
which she enjoys?
"From a higher economic point
of view the sums which the female
members of the American family
are spending on their exterior de
coration are entirely out of propor
tion to those which are given for
wholesome food, for care of the
body, for books nod culture, for
services and art, for a wise saving
or for the public good.
' No other civilized nation in-
lulge in such waste as this which
has become the craving of the
fairer half of the nation."
And more of the same sort.
All this is interesting, if not in
structive. But we inav recall Mr.
Tony Wcller's wise remark, when
his son cast doubts on the ex
pediency of the death habit. "Wot
'lid become of the undertakers?''
was his convincing comment.
If women became less extrava
gant in hats and gowns, what
would become of the milliners and
the department stores?
What is a Woman
Newspapers often publish the
heading, "Woman of Position
Vim have heard that expression
woman of position'' before. What
does it convey to your mind? The
accepted, usual interpretation
would be, a woman NOT working
for a living, NOT doing anything
very useful, but strutting around
in tine feathers, due to lucky an
cestry or V rich husband.
There's the position in which a
woman leans over a washtuii, with
in aching back, clacked hands,
made painful by bad soap, and
with tired feet, she washes all day
long to take care of young child
ren, perhaps to support a worth
That position over the wnshtup
is a painful and a rather important
position. But a woman in that
position is not "a woman of posi
And then there's the position of
the woman bending over a cradle,
trying to quiet a crying child or
holding the child in her arms, un
til it sleeps, and then for hours
maintaining one fixed position in
order not to tii-K waking it. .Mne-
teiiths of all the women, fortunate
ly for the world, willingly assume
that position. Yet, strangely
enough, no writer has in mind a
woman bending over a cradle or
carrying one heavy child and lend
ing another when he speaks of ''a
woman of po-iition. '
Eddie' Purser is
a Raving Maniac.
S an Francisco, April 2 "Eddie"
Purser's mind is gone.
"Eddie" Purser is blind and desti
tute. He was blind and he had no
money, but now, as the crowning
misfortune of all his intellect has
given way under the street of his
adversity, and on a cot in the Oak
land Receiving Hospital the plunger
of former days babbles of green fields
and childhood scenes and in idle
prattle lives again the temiiestuous
life nf the track.
Sightless, penniless and his mind
a wreck, this former prince of plun
gers lies on ti hard cot, winking with
unseeing eyes at padded walls. His
condition is too pitiable for pity, too
wretched for sympathy.
"Eddie'' W. Purser was every
thing that the word plunger des
cribes. Shecpshead Bay, Brighton
Beach and everything place in the
country where horses run and men
met knew him. He was a memlicr
of the exclusive clubs and the pot of
the social leaders of Burlingaine.
His wealth was estimated at half a
million. Friends and money, social
recognition and all that men strive
for were his.
Now he has been taken to the
Oakland Receiving Hospital for ex
amination as to his sanity and may
end his days in one of the Statu in
stitutions for the insane.
A little more than a year ago
Purser was dining with friends.
"1 hate to siil your fun, lioys,"
he said, "but you cannot except nte
to be much more than a deathhead.
I will be blind in a few months,"
The days went by and slowly the
light went out Then he was taken
to the Home of the Adult Blind by
Still he did not despair. He was
learning to read by means of raised
letters. He was employing itis time
to develop ji sense of touch to take
the place of his sight.
But all the time his mind was
failing. Last Tuesday he liegun to
rave and next day he was rescued
from, the branches of a tree. Then
he was removeiMo the hospital for
Purser was reckless and lucky.
He wonind lost with a niask-like
face. He was in the heyday of his
career in the '9()'s. Now his hand
some face is seamed and sunken,
mil his tall lrame is imwcil. lie is
helpless, in the hands of his friends.
- TWIN PLACE.
One day an old gentleman who
found the Java village at tho
World's Fair very absorbing, at
length confided in a young man
standing near. "It's powerful nice
to watch,'' lie said, 'but I may say
I sbouhl be better on't if I was a
trille better posted. My jogaphy's
a little rusty, and it's truth and
fact that I don't jestly know where
Java is. Now where'is it?
'Oh,'1 said lite young man, with
the assured quiet of one who
knows, "just a little way from
Mocha!" Argon nut.
MAKING HIMSELF SOLID.
"Step this way. ladies and
gentlemen," exclaimed the leciurer
in the dime muscm, "and gaze up
on one oi the greatest wonders
ktioun to medical science the
Ossified Man, a human being per
fectly normal in every other re
spect, but who has turned to
"Ilowdid beget that way?" came
a voice trom the awe-stricken
"Love, replied the lecturer.
lowering his voice confidentially;
"love did it. lie fell in love with"
a beautiful maiden, tried to make
himself solid, and overdid it. We
will now pass on to the "
Produce a lady leaning back in
an opera box, very much bored by
the music and very much interest
ed in everything e.c;pt her own
family, her own husband or her
own children, face nicely painted,
hair done up with cast iron rigidity,
chin forced out of place by a jewel
ed dog collar, body as unnatural
as it is possible to make it and
again von have, perhaps "a woman
We use language iu a queer way.