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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. FEBRUARY" 19, 1.910
Miss Biggart Many Claims
on Maui Pouring In
Is Gathering .Material for Common Carriers Meet
New Book. Many Demands.
Miss Mabclle BiggnYt, of New One frequently hears complaints
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York Citv spend a few davs on ngainst the steamship and railroad
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Maui last week, visiting the Wan- companies and an occasional kick
tations, some of the schools and the against some local express com-
chnrches. and made several m- pany. 1 he other side ot me siory
teresting trips about
uatherini; material for
book, ''Aloha, Hawaii."
The book that Miss Biggart is
writing will be novel in that it docs
not go into the usual
Hawaiian history that
is seldom heard
J. F. ItusR in the January mini
ber of the Railway Age Gazette
Education is the greatest power
details of that can be applied by mail. Its
every one movement and advance are irresist
knows, and can read in a dozen iblo. By being properly directed,
books, nor will she put in the worn education has achieved wonders.
out pitclures that every postal There should be a community ot
cards fiend can obtain, nor those interest between the people and
that have repeatedly appeared in the railways. How is it? Selfish
all the books that have come out ness seems to be inherent in almost
during the last Ave years. Miss tvll human beings. For years the
Biggart ha's struck out upon a path peoplo were educated by rebates
of her own, and intends to write of and passes. During that time the
the philanthropic, industrial and "claim fever" was largely held in
racial characteristics of the Islands, check. Education stopped the re
am! has spent much time and bates and cut off the passes, but
pains in obtaining picUtres that did not cure the people of selfish
will be" unusual, though typical of ncss. Not so many years ago
the lifo and scenery that every claims against a railway company
Islander loves. had to have merit and be support-
Miss Biggart has had the gene- ed by evidence before they would
roiiB support of the Government bo paid. But the railways found
dlieials and of the leading people that they could not get justice be-
injho Islands, and of many of the fore a county juiy, and this, with
friends she has made in her trips so much adverse and drastic lugis-
to the different places of interest, lation, led them to pay claims more
She was charmed with the location freely and grant many other con-
and beauty of Wailuku. and cessions to appease adverse agita-
thouL'ht lao Vallev most pictures- tion. .
que. tone was ine.guesi 01 me Has this course been successful:
Maui Hotel. No; on the contrary these efforts
The Daily Review, Pacific Grove, to appease the people have only
California, of May SOlli 1D0J, aKliravaleti i)a disease of claim
sneaks in a very interesting way of ,
Miss Biggart's companion book to cvu'- ..u... .... .
the one on Hawaii. The book on ease, nut oy mis system 01 euuca-
California, the prospectus of which tion it has steadily grown worse
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ftliss uiggari nau wiin ner neie if every year, until it has become a
the first in her "being the Y orld .mio mnln,i., !in.i i1i(Ti1lv ,.,,.
Series," and contains valuable . f , . :,i., :
sketches by such noted men as ' "-'t -p.
Charles Warren Stoddard, Wm. Tho claim department always
Keith, the artist, John Muir. the has plenty of business on hand.
historian. I Ins book is now in nlimi,r ,.,,,1 vnriniv of olaims
is simply appalling.
Each claim paid educates not only
the party who getB it paid, but
In the presence of a number of
attorneys and others, tho grand jury
consisting of twenty-three men were
drawn from the box to serve during
the March, 1910 term. They are to
report for duty on March 10th, at
10 a. m.
Aftcr'the drawing of the grand
jury tho clerk drew twenty-six'of
the one hundred names to servo as
trial jurymen. In view of the fact
that there is much work for the
grand jury at. this term of court the
trial jurymen will not be calleit un
til March 2ild, 1910, at 10 a. in.
The Juries are as follows.: Grand
Jury. J. Garcia, G. K. Kunukau,
Aril. Silva, Wm. SnifTen, George
6opp, A. II. Langraf, Wm. Robb,
W. F. Colo, Allen Newton, II. Mc
Cubbin, D. Mookini, Geo. Rhoades,
Geo. B. Schrader, It. A. . Wi'ds
worth, Ernest H. Paul, A. J. Fer
nandes, T, P. Downey, Geo. W.
Stephenson, D. T. Carey, Thomas
Hussey, E. R. Lindsey, R. C. Searlo
Jr., A. D. Furtado.
Trial Jury. R. A. Drummond,
C. J. Austin, Frank Silva, Geo. B.
Cooke, Chas. Kiakona, E. II. Cock
ett, E. F. Deinert, J. D. Seabury,
John Yasconcellos, Chas. Molteno,
F. P, Rosecrans, S. R. Maples, Jas.
Caswell, S, E. Taylor, R. A. Wil
helm, Lot C. Kealoha,' Chas. Ako
Jr., Alfred Martensen, James A.
Hattie, Joe. Ambrose, August Pes
tano, W. A. Engle, D. Quill, John
Kanaeholo, Joseph Whitford, J.
Vigorous House Cleaning is
promises to be of unusual interest presented
to all those who know or love Call
Miss Biggart is also an interest
inir Hneakor. and while on Maui
addressed the audience of the Wai
luku Union Church upon "Simon,
the Cross Bearer." one spoke
every other person doing business
with the railways that learns of
the claim being paid, and the
"fever" is being constantly spread
somewhat dramatically, influenced bv this means of education. No
by her early training for the stage, typhoid bacillus could multiply
anu Biie neiu uer uumuncu, .ui uu fagter In U10gt cages tho slightest
nuur ueeuiy jiiiuicsiku u mo muuj
illustrations of how people can
bear the cross. Her wealth of
picture comes from a varied ex
perience in many lands She has
spoken in Central Union Church
and also in the Lihue, Church,
pretense of responsibility, the
faintest chance to get damages,
augments the "fever" and develops
a case. A passenger on a train
learns that there is a wheel off tho
track. He may not know it until
he finds they have mado an un
unsual stop, but suddenly he dis
covers his back is injured or he
has been 6prained in some way,
This is the course generally taken
by tho fever if no visible mark of
In case of accident to a passenger
truin, claim department represen
tatives meet tho passengers and
secure a release and. settle. Mr,
A. sees Mr. B. get $10 or $15 for
sini'ine n release. He knows that
A Ueni ims been eneciea y wmcn at n . nn imnrl huh ink
tiiiv Mt . . nliinlna At Hia i fn mat o n no in
pioneer auto company of Maui and "b " .
the Union Auto Company havo con- get a littlo money himself. 11ns
solidated and the business will now course of education increases the
be under one management. number of cases of "claim fever,
Carey's garage wiu no enlarged 10 ,Vn .,.,. R;,1R rir llost.i ;.. the
meet the requirements 'of the ncw l ' . .
.wlWinna A fnrrn nf mmi nro now ' imDDC...D v uy,
at work enlarging the new building, but they will siauu up in uio aisi
The main olhce of "tho company or sit on the arm of a seat, wher
will be at Carey's garage, iuluku. ftny jttlo jar or rough management
It is probable that at least ono nm of the nJr brakcg upseta them nml
chine will be kept at- Kahului for,, . ,. . . .. , , ,
rn,nm,nod.at on of tho residents te' "re "nmcdmtoly attacked by
nf lit nlncn. the"iever
Maui and Union Auto Cos.
Wo give herewith a communica
tion from one of Maui's leading citi
zens. February 15th, 1910.
Editor "Mai-i News"
After carefully reading over the
"Tribune'' editorial, the letter from
five scholars of the Papaikou public
school, and the rejoinder of the
"Tribune", it is clear to any un
prejudiced person that the school
letter was not justified.
The signers of the letter were
Portuguese or Porto Rioan, Hawa
iian, European and Japanese, and
apparently were selected by some
one for the job. No one of average
intelligence can believe that those
five hopefuls composed the letter in
question, nor that they had any
idea that it was an underhanded at
tack upon School Commissioner
Moir, whose practical conceptions
as to the scope of public Instruction
are plainly set forth invthe Tribune
editorial, and which are really what
called forth school opposition.
The whole incident is a manifes
tation of tho need of a vigorous
house cleaning in the department ot
public instruction. Let the peda
gogy, methods, and fads of all
kinds," (to quote the Tribune)
that encumber the public school
system, be cut out. Let common
sense rule, and let the education
freely given by the state to the
children of citizens and aliens alike,
be on a solid foundation, but foun
dation only,- upon which the super
structure of advanced education
may be built up by Jtho wish, and
at the oxpenso of individuals.
Very truly yours,
passenger will stand up in the
end of a car with hand on the door
jamb, door swings shut, pinching
lis fingers, ar.d the company is
leld responsible for his lack of
common sonse; and business is
created for the claim department.
Passengers will go to sleep in
their seats and expect to be
awakened and carried out at their
destination; and then if they are
carried by their- station they are
mmediately afflicted with the
The farmer stacks his hay or
straw near the railway, and his
temperature may be indicated by
the distance between the stack and
the right of way fence. If it burns,
the hay was A-l, and the straw he
usually burns each year to got it
out of his way has become very
necessary and valuable. If fire
gets out and runs over his land,
everything it touches has a high
value, and the probable worth for
some time to come is included in
his computation of his "claim. If
any live stock is killed, it is almost
always blooded stock with a fine
If an accident occurs. at a public
road crossing or street, tho claim
will be particularly heavy, for in
every case the fact is established
that the whistle was not sounded
nor bell rung.
The stock man ships a car of
cattle. Ho is furnished transpor
tation to look after it, but he rides
in the oaboose, and then holds the
company responsible for the condi
tion of the animals on arrival at
destination. In the meantime the
"fever" is working on him and his
claim is based on rough handling,
delays, shrinkage, and even on a
decline in the market. If his
fever is not high enough on arrival,
the commission linn will increase
jit by kindly reminding him of his
Believed Ship Subsidy Bill will Pass-Postal. Sav,-
ings Bank Bill Safe.-Russian Government
(SPECIAL TO THE MAUI NEWK.I
Sii:ar 90 deg. test 5)17 Beets 13s 4d.
HONOLULU, February 18. The Mongolia with many Russians,"
Japanese and Hindus arrived yesterday. She will leave at noon tog
morrow for the coast. . f
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ino liiuiiuiiu win uiTivu ims morning.
i he supervisors ma' enforce the sidewalk law. -
son says h win win.
Mrtrn nvfi.a.a lm.r.. twin.. m...tn I 4l.. .1! !V 1
ST. PETERSBURG, February 18. -Russians are warned at St.
Petersburg against further immigration to Hawaii.
One great cause of complaint is the charge of hold ups at the plan- :
QUELLON, February 18. Thirty-two of the shipwrecked persons
on the Lima are supposed to be lost .and search for them has been-
GONDOKRO, February 18.
Mrs. Roosevelt at Kartoum.
-Roosevelt arrived here and will nieet.
lhe powdor works
blow up here
opportunity of at least getting hi
freight money back. And this in
a branch of the business that is
not nearly so profitable as it seems
lhe stock car has to bo hauled to
shipping point empty and when
loaded must bo rushed to market;
tonnage sacrificed for time. It is
hauled at a very cheap rate com
pared with the cost of transporta
tion and facilities furnished.
The railways' education of the
stock shipper has done great thingB
for him. He must be furnished
good pens, plenty of water, feed
and troughs, scales to buy his stock
over, and have his hogs watered
along the road; he must be com-
lensated for bedding the car, which
often he fails to do, apparently
with a view to justifying some kind
of a claim. Some of the more
highly educated ones have learned
to order a short car, when only
largo ones are available, and have
it billed "short car ordered, large
one furnished." This is especially
true if the car is not going to run
over a track scale.
An elevator man ships a car of
grain and his temperature begins
to riso; tho fever microbe gets to
work at once. When he gets re
turns they do not show aa much
grain as he figured that ho loaded,
and he concludes the car must
have been leaking; and so he pre'
Bents a claim for his alleged loss
Many commodities are shipped
in packages made of material en
tirely too frail to stand the hand
ling they must receive on freight
trains. By the laxnes s of the rail
way, the shipper has been educat
ed to the point where, by using
these frail boxes, he sees he can
reduce the weight of his shipment
and then hold tho company re
sponsible for the .damago thatis
very likely to occur.
SAN LORENZO, February 18.
killing five persons.
S A N F R A N CISCO sfybr u (try .18. Th e Couboy jury disagreed.
Jim JefTeries arrived to talk fight witfKlljQasmianRickaTd
u nomnuiuiN, reoruary le. latt declares tho pustakjavings
hnnlr hill enfn . -Si!
CAIRO, 111., February 18. A mob attacked the jail yesterday in
an effort to get a negro who snatchec a woman's purso. The sheriffs
party fired on the mob and killed soveral. The mob now threatens to
lynch the sheriff.
HONOLULU, February 17. The civic federation has asked con-
gress for federal control of tho liquor trafic.
New blind pigs were raided yesterday.
Breckons believes much opium has been brought here and arrests
of higher up Chinese are expected.
The S. S. Wilheltnina arrived last night.
John F. Walker has been appointed secretary of the, board of
immigration in place of Savage who has resigned.
HONOLULU, February 10. The supreme court reverses .the - de
cision of the lower court and over rules the demurrer in the case df.
Hackfeld versus S. A. Metcalf. .
Bird poachers are given five days in which to plead.
Three auto scorchers were fined m the district court.
f a c T J T V n'rrXT ni it rn.. . . i ... ,"i i.. . ''
i aouinoiuii, l'uuruury 1 1 mil is uisgusieu wiin me diiaiorv
methods adopted by congress and called upon members to explain. why.'L1
they do not push along measures before them and redeem thoir party.y:j
SAN FRANCISCO, February 17 McCarthy cannot ousU-rffem
bers of the board until the court takes action. . .
iinuduu, ieuruary ii. ux-iiueen l.iliuokalani is returning to;
Hawaii, broken hearted and dejected on account of Congress failing to ;
in nnvtbinir fni- bpr. . tt.
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CHICAGO, February 17. Johnson was again elected president
of the American baseball league.
bAN 1? KAINOlbCO, February 10. A contest was begun today to
determine the right of the miiyor to oust the executive board.
Taylor secured an injunction prohibiting the McCarthy board from
assuming any authoritiy as a school board.
KANSAS CITY, February 16. A&neH Elkins, a neice of ?enator
Elkins attempted suicide by shooting today.
SAN FRANCISCO, Febuary 1C Rudolph and ClaiiB Spreckels
have applied for letters of administration of their mothers estate.
WASHINGTON, February 10. Tho house military committee re
ported favorably on the recommendation to mako Sickels Lieutenant
HONOLULU, February 16. Kuhio cables that tho joint resolu !
tion proposes an election on the liquor question on July 26th. An ex
pense appropriation is included in the bill. The vote will be on tho
following question, shall the legislature be instructed to pass at tlm
next session a law prohibiting tho manufacture or sale of intoxicating
liquors except for medicinal or scientific purposes?
Congressional sentiment opposes inserting the provision allowing
women to vote.
The anti tuberculosis and mosquito campaign was actively started
The S. S. Wilheltnina is expected this afternoon.
Eggs are shipped in cases that
only by the moat careful handling
can bo kept whole; and a very large
portion of egg shippers have the
fever. Claims are boing pr.id on
eggs that, bo far as can bo' told
from tho package, are in perfect
condition when delivered, but
when the candler goes at them, he
sents his claim for settlement. ' ;
Every hold-up claim paid Cand1
till vwkt rri t r t t 1 1 rv t i nA eirninht
hold-ups) only aggravates an,
crease tho number.-of,-cnses of claim