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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. OCTOBER 30, 1909
What, is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
Give Good Impressions Every
Commissioner Atkinson has re
turned after sin absence, of six weeks
with fifty Russian families or a total
of two hundred and nine persons
who are the first of what is hoped to
he nil influx of thousands of white
They lire big, husky, strong men
and hardy elear-eyed peasant women
hailing originally from the provinces
of Poltava, KielT, and Volga, in
Little. Russia. Attired in odd-looking
costumes, the new immigrants
made a picturesque gathering as they
filed down the gangplank from the
Siberia, to the deck of the barge
Pioneer, on which they were con
veyed to the Bishop wharf, and
thence to the immigrant station.
The immigrants eainc here in
charge of A. L. C. Atkinson, special
agent of the territorial board of im
migration, and A. W- Perelstrous,
the Russian through whose state
ments and personal activity the
board decided to give Russian pea
sants an opportunity to come to
Xn m-diniwi-s were made to the
Russians in their little villages
I None were necessary, for when it
was known that an agent from Ha
waii was in their midst to tell them
of opportunities in the Islands, they
fairly besieged Atkinson to be per
mitted to join the band. Thus only
the pick of the families of the dis
trict about the town of Alcxieff,
where these people had colonized
from Russian provinces, were select
ed to make up the fifty families.
Women and men fell upon their
knees before the agents and made
tearful pleas to be allowed to journey
to the middle of the Pacific. They
besoUL'lit him in all the dramatic
fervor of their simple lives to take
theiii away from a land which was
giving, them only the living of the.
Men ami women equal to those
already chosen, and in some cases
better, had to be turned away, and
they returned to their homes heart
No promises were needed to bring
these hardy peasants', these sons
umj daughters of the soil, whoso
fathers and grandfathers and gener
ations before have never known
other work than the tilling of the
soil and the bearing of arms in the
name of the Little Father of all the
Families were what .Mr. Atkin
son wanted, and families were of
fered by the scores, with children so
plentiful among them they were
like weeds. Rig, strong, fine-look
ing young men, with the strengtl
to fell an ox with a first blow ap
plied for opportunity to come to
Hawaii and work, but without wives
they, too, were turned down.
One voum: man came, severa
times, but was told that, being uu
married, he could have no chance
He came again, almost the last day
of .Mr. Atkinson's stay in Harbin
and asrain asked to join. You're
not married, said .Mr. Atkinson
"Rut 1 am," he replied, and ho
showed his wife of only a few hour?
He and his wife arrived on the
Scores of other families from Alex
ieff can be had for the mere asking
should the board of, immigration
decide that the Russians are the
class of people wanted here.
Mr. Atkinson is pleased with his
charges. They were from among
Sets FiftySeven Reputed
At the last session of the Legis
lature Senator Frank Harvey of
Honolulu introduced a resolution
tiling for a reexamination of.
seventeen persons reputed to have
Every friend of the Hawaiians
will lie overjoyed at Uie tollowing
news item taken from the Hawa-
It is learned on good authority
that no less than fifty-seven per
sons from thoMolokai Leper Settle
ment will be discharged as a result
of the examination by the board of
physicials. Many of them, it is
tated, are found never to have
had the disease. A report to the
medical examiners is to be present
ed to the Board of Health at its
This heavy-result of the re-ex
amination of denizens of the Settle
ment instituted bv the Legislature
as probably not anticipated. Per
aps if the process be extended to
nclude all the remaining people
detained as lepers at the Settle
ment, the result may be duplicat
ed in proportion to numbers.
Senator Harvey's resolution call
ing tor a re-examination named
seventeen inmates of the Settle
ment. Other inmates taking the
cue petitioned for the same pri-
ilege anil the Hoard of Health
granted their prayer. In con
sequence, instead of seventeen,
more than a hundred reputed lepers
have been re-examined bactenolo
gieallv and otherwise, with the re
ult mentioned that more than half
the number will shortly he restored
to the societv of their relatives and
the pick of all Alexiell'and vicinity,
They have undergone many exam-
inations, medical and otherwise, j
Their physique is as perfect as eriti-!
::al officials could ask for. They are .
agriculturists pure and simple, and
none hail from the cities, nor have ;
they had any taste of city life. For
generations back they have lived in I
The Czar wished to colonize Sibo-
rian agricultural areas and families
of Poltava, KiefY and Volga went to
Harbin and settled in villages, but
the living derived there was of the
poorest. They worked for little or
nothing, and even the Chinese con
tractors for railroads discarded many
of their coolie laborers to take on
Russian, because the latter worked
for such pitifully small wages. They
received from $'2 ."iO to $15 and the
best $10 a month, and bought heavy
clothing for their families ami sup
plied food for hungry mouths. Yet
they are hardy, resoluto people.
They are apparently a contented
lot and glad to have reached their
journey's end. There is possibly
but one in the crowd of men who
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even he is glad to- be away from
Russia. It is said qfthc party that
when they finally left Japan for
Honolulu they threw away passports
and other papers which held them
to Russia, scattering them upon the
Pacific Ocean, and even when asked
to sing Russian national airs, de
clined, saying that they were glad
to be rid of all that held them to
Priests? None came with them
and they have said they want none,
at least just now, Some of them
have said very quietly that the
priests only hamper them and rob
thein, and they are better oil' with-
Hose and Goo Mon Tai are
The J'ev. Leopold Kroll now has
two acolytes. Henry Hose and Goo
Mon Tai. During the church ser
vices they wear their vestments, pre
sented by Father Powell of Boston.
Mrs. R. P. Hose and Alice Hose
are visiting friends in Honolulu.
The people of Lahaina saw more
lightning flash around and over
Lauai on Tuesday evening than they
had seen for years -before.- Several
streaks and chains shot over the
channel toward Molokai from Lanai.
The thunder was frequent but not
so heavy as might be expected from
so much lightning. The first rain
of the season Jell over Lahaina dis
trict the begining of this week and
it has been a good .one the best for
nearly a year.
Quite a large tract of land, to the
right, on the way to Lahainaluna,
which has been a desert up to Sept.
the 1st, is now covered with green
vigorous cane.- " The students are
Principal MacDonald basso much
improved the place that it may be
said that Iks has created a new
l.aliainaltina. 1 lie last addition is
a model hennery, large enough for
about one hundred hvns.
the I'arden lanuly are occupying
the line cottage on the beach which !
Mr. Henning sold to the plantation.
Another haole has come to live in
Lahaina little Mr. Waldeyer.
A new pole is being tried at the
wireless station close to the water.
out them until they become settled
down in the country.
hducation? It was a strange
thing to them to be told that when
they came to Honolulu that their
children would have to attend the
public schools. Why should their
children have to go to school? In
Russia they were not educated.
Why, after seven years the children
entered into the wage-earning habit
and never gave it up until death
overtook them. They laughed at
the idea of education, but it tickled
tlieir lancy, and they toon an in
terest in something so radically
new to their lives. And .there are
many children who will now be
added to the school census list.
Nineteen families were assigned
to the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Co. and arrived in Kahului Satur
day night on the Mauna Kca.
The Russians were taken at once
to Camp 1 Spreckelsville where they
were told to select their own site for
a camp where their homes will be.
This they did selecting a site not
far from the new stables.
The people are giving Excellent
satisfaction so far and it is believed
will prove a valuable aset to the
Mr. Arthur C. Alexander, who had
been surveying for three or four weeks
lit l'cpcekeo l'lautation, Hawaii, stopped
over on thi; i6th, ami completed some
surveys of the church lands in Lahaina.
Mr. Dodge met him, and together they
surveyed the properties of the Wainee
church nnd parsonage, and the Hale
Aloha lot. Tile larger part of all of these
lauds have always belonged to the Gov-
eminent. The olden custom used to be
for the King to allow a church to use u
piece of laud for an indefinite period for
occupancy. Under such a long lease the
first church building ever erected in the
Territory was erected on the present site
of the Wainee church, I.'uhaiua,
Of Sugar Factors Company
Frank C. Atherton, the manager
of the Sugar Factors Company
Ltd of Honolulu has resigned and
recommended that his place bo fill
ed by the appointment of Mr. A.
M. Nowell of Wailuku. The place
has been offered Mr. Nowell and
has been accepted and he will as
sume charge of his new duties on De
Mr. Nowell has beeir indentified
with the sugar industry for many
years, fie was bookkeeper for the
Waialua Sugar Co. for a number
of year? and has been bookkeeper
for the Wailuku Sugar Co. for
about two years.
Mr. Nowell is a man who can be
depended upon to make good any
Wailuku loses one of its best
families in the loss of Mr. and Mrs.
Nowell who have a host of friends
on this island.
Will Not Give
Change of Venue.
Circuit Judge Robinson has de
nied the motion made by Deputy
Attorney General Lorrin Andrews,
asking for a change of venue in
the case of the Wailuku Sugar
Company against Marstou Camp
bell as Superintendent of Public
Works of the Territory.
Andrews raised the point that as
the questions involved were the
water rights in the. Iuo vallev near
Wailuku and which affected a large
number of citizens, the case should
be tried thotc where all the
necessarv witnesses could be
brought in attendance on court
without the hardship, in some
cases, of bringing them to Hono
lulu to give the necessary testi-
In tlie course ot Ins decision
Judge Kohinson savs that "in mv
opinion, in- the absence of statutory
authority, a circuit judge sitting in
equity possesses no power to grant
a motion for change of venue based
upon any giound or to transfer the
trial, or for any other purpose, any
cause properly brought and right
fully pending before him to a judge
of anv other circuit."
Last week Thursday a committee of
Minister met at the home of Rev. Mr,
Dodge to discuss the jwssibility of pub
lishing a simple catechism in both ling,
lisli and Hawaiian for the Sunday Schools
of Maui. Rev. Collins G. liurnhani of
Lahaina has been working on such
catechism for the past few months and
his questions and answers were submitted
to the last Ministers' School at l'aia with
the result that a committee was appoint
ed consisting of himself as chairman with
Revs. ICuumehiewa, Waltrip, Turner and
Dodge. The purpose of the committee
is to issue enough copies so that each
Sunday School may be supplied with
few free of charge, so that the catehisui
can be thoroughly learned for Sunday
School celebrations and in the regular
work of the Hawaiian and t'niou churches.
The bell lower of Hale Aloha, I.ahaina,
is nearly completed under the direction
of Rev. D. W. K. Whitt-. Mr. White
designed the plan of the tower which is
one of the handsomest on Maui. It is
built on the Olowalu inauka end of the
building, and can be seen from above the
trees from tunny parts of I.ahaina. The
large bell which the tower supjiorts has a
clear strong tone and can be heard u long
distance. The lower part of the tower is
fitted up with rooms for dishes and an
equipment for the parisli needs of the
Wainee Church. It is hoped that the hall
can soon be equipped with abetter light
SPRECKELS MAY NOT
SELL THE ALAMEDA
Want to Sell all the Oceanic Steamers or None-
Rockefeller to Help the Afflicted
Jarrett has Information.
'SI'UCIAL TO Tim .MAUI NHWS.i
Sugar JJG deg. test 4.2S Beets lis. lid.
HONOLULU, October 29. Kane Kaluna after his sisters funeral
proceeded to get drunk and then threw himself under the wheels of a
moving train and was killed.
Sheriff Jarrett admits getting
C. G. Tuch has been granted
The Spreckels balk lit selling the
vessels are taken with it.
NEW YORK, October 29. -Rockefeller announced todav that he
will give a million dollars to fight the hook worm which it is said is
responsible for the miserable condition of the people of the south.
SEOUL, October 29. It is believed the plot to kill Marquis Ito
was hatched here. The palace home of the Japanese Resident General
is closely guarded to prevent an assault on him.
BRUSSELS, October 21). The
Congo reforms. They include the
lishment of ,-chools for the education
VICKSRURG, October 29.--Taft
steamer left most of the river fleet
QUINOY, October L'9. The battleship North Dakota started today
on a trip to test her new turbine engines. It is believed she will do
better than 21 knots.
HAMILTON, Montana, October 29. In-'spite of the fact that
Queen Alexandra believed that Cook reached the pole, the people of
.Montana have doubts.
HONOLULU, October 28. Mori was found guilty and recom
mended to the mercy of the Court.
The steamer Swanley will arrive with Portuguese immigrants on
Mrs. Atcherley was again turned down by the Supreme Court.
M ISSOULA, Mont., October. 28.- Dr. Cook, who is lecturing in
the West, said after an address last night that he had arranged to
bring Eskimos here next September. People wonder why he puts it
off so long and why Uasmussen, who is with their tribe, does not bring
ST. PETERSBURG, October 28. Papers yesterday expressed the.
feeling that the death of Ito is a lo.s to Russia.
All governments have sent condolences to Tokio.
WASHINGTON, October 28. The Nicaraguan Minister to Wash
ington hus gone home.
COLLEGE PARK, OctoUer 28. Mrs. Vandeinan made a llight
with Wilbur Wright in his aeroplane yesterday.
HONOLULU, Ociober 27. It is rumored that the Alameda may
lly tlit: Matson Hag.
Tho Bar Association endorses Dole for reappointment.
Work begins on the new Y. M. C. A. shortly.
Lycurgus will mako -0,000 worth of improvements to the Grill
The Brewery admits it was wrong and will be good hereafter.
The Koreans of Honolulu cxpres? pleasure at hearing of the murder
of Prince Ito.
The S. S. Korea arrived this morning.
Mrs. Scott will probably lose her suit against the Coir.missioners
of Education. . ,
TOKIO, Ociober 27. Japan, as a nation, mourns the loss of Ito.
The death of Ito may alter the negotiations in the Manchurian situa
tion. PARIS, October 27. Italy and Russia have agreed to work to
gether for the economical development of Monte Negro.
BURLINGTON, October 27.Goneral O. O. Howard is dead.
NOME, October 27. A storm is raging. The Behring Sea whaler
Olga is wrecked.
EAST PORT, October 27. The British steamer Heftia, Glasgow to
Montreal, is wrecked and 20 of the crew aro drowned.
CITY OF MEXICO, October 27.- -The district of Santa Rosa was
swept by a tidal wave. The property loss will exceed 15,000,000.
HICKMAN, Kentucky, October 27. After declaring himself in
favor of appropriations for inland waterways in a speech made in
St. Louis two nights ago Speaker Cannon spoke here last night declar
ing himself against any such measure.
Ice Cream this Afternoon.
This uflcrnoon, from 1 to (J o'clock, ice cream will he served
to children at the Town Hall, Wajluku, and they will also be given a
chance to try their luck in the Grab Box. At night the older people
will be given a chance to hunt for tho North Pole. There will also bo
a largo number of useful and fancy articles for sale at the Catholic
Ladies Aid Society's sale and dance.
information of graft implicating
a patent on a perpetua'l motion
Alameda unless the other Oceanic
government has outlined proposed
lowering of taxation and the estab
of the children.
arrived late from Helena but his