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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 9U
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Assurance, That the Rubber Industiy
, 1 Is to ha a Success.
i As till well-informed people, aro
'aware, there lun been nmeh pertur
bation in recent years regarding tho
presumed diminution und possible
fexhaustion of the raw ruhher supply.
i-Thc increasing demand for this pro
duct, its growing importance in the
mechanical arts and the gradually
fasccndinir auntatiorls for the crude
gum ,in European and American
markets secnied to justify the gen
Feral .uneasiness. In view of the fact
Hhat the rubber plantations of Ha
waii are to base a meeting in Hono
lulu Monday, the following may be
Henry G. Pearson, a recognized
farticle to the Saturday Evening Post
recently in .which he took the ground
s tills the production of Para, rubber
the Brazilian article would, un
fder probably greatly improved con
fditions, be largely increased instead
of diminished. At present the bus
jinoss of collecting and merchandiz
ing .the raw rubber in that quarter,
is loo costly in every particular;
nevertheless, it is suited to existing
f conditions, The Para, rubber supply
ais a steadyflow toward the markets
IsThe Amazonian basin, the home of
Ithe'great Brazilian rublxjr tree, is
rjan immense territory, sparsely popu
' lateil ; only- partly "explored . ft. has
beeh,claimed that .the ignorant and
reckless natives cut down thousands
of rubber trees, annually. Mr, Pear
son explains that the trees they cut
xdown are those that die after tap
ping. ( They are different from the.
iPara type. When cut do'wn the
f Btump promptly sends up shoots,
and in seven years there are several
"f trees instead qf one. When tapped
lithe new, like the old tree, is des-
fctroyed; but put it dovyn, drain the
j'latex, or fluid rubber, and it flour-
fashes again. 1 he" -process is going
on throughout the Amazon valley;
Whence, the argument that there is
no cause for thinking that there can
be a rubber famine in that quarter,
even .if the trees that yield sap an
fnually in small but regular quanti
ties should show any signs of fail-
The writer referred to recounts
tliOj fcot.tliat rubber ; Jm one shape;
.for another, grows wild in Mexico
Central America, South America
south to Argentina, Africa from
Cape Colony up to tho Sahara, in a
t Borneo, India, the Malay states and
gtho Philippines. It woud appear
.however, thatwild .rubber is,gather-
fed nowhere.y.et4n' a' 'really systema
fctic manner.. The, other great fact
fof importance in this connection is
4that the wild rubber is there for the
1 - But it is a question whether in the
futuro it will pay to-penetrato the
,'ahnost hopeless jungles in search of
Hhis commodity, the reason being
ithat rubber planting in the far east
not only promises to bo but isv ac
;iuauy a success.
i Again, while there have befin fail
ures and frauds ir the rubber plan
lation business, the fact remains
'.that many plantations in other parts1
.of thoiworldt promise to be success
jful. Para rubber will hold the lead
ibut Mr. Pearson is free to a
that Castilloa rubber, trees yield well
.and ho adds: Honest, well-manag
-ed,rubber plantations aro wonder.
'fully profitable, and they will con
tinue andvincrease." The lesson to
bo drawn from all this is simply that
thero.lias ,been no real occasion for
. . .,i . . . , . .
alarm wnn regaru to mo iiiiuro ux
haustion of the rubber suonly
Rtjtlier do he indications point to
till uvui iiiuicuauit, jitm,
Racy News, Fron the Caaitel Kegari-
iag Sugar Stack.
By h. D. Timnions.
Honolulu, Jan. 17.
Hawaiian Commercial stonk.
liich had held strong foV six or
seven days, broke yesterday on bad
cablo news from San Francisco, nnd
is now weiik. This stock is one of
the few subject to immediate fluctu
ation with sugar, on account of the'
fact that much of it isjield on the
Coast where people take more ac
count of the daily market for sugar
mn. in the Islands. Thus a de
ine in stock values over there
mfghT' reasonably have been ex
pected as a result of the subsidence
in the basis for raws at New York.
Thursday and Friday Hawaiian
Commercial held at $34 bid and
$34.50 asked. These figures fol
lowed .sales late Wednesday of 50,
35, 10 and 5 Bharcs at 834. On
Thursday and Friday there were no
sales, but on Saturday 75 shares
changed hands at the same old
price, $34. Between boards to
Monday there was another sale of
25 shares at $34, soon after which
the bad news from the Coast ar
rived, when bidding dropped to
$33.50, -at which it still jstands
This is exactly tho San Francisco
basis, and tho immediate future of
the stock in the market will depend
Upon quotations, thatmay come
oyer the'wire.from California.
' THE SUGAR MARKET
The sugar market is still erratic.
From o.bl and better the price at
New York sank to about $3,565,
and all the I told you soes" were
ready to parade Honolulu's Wall
street as the real article in tho
prophesy line. But. yesterday an
other "story came over .the wire, it
telling of a rally' in sugar, a sweep
ing advance being made back to
3.60, This was more than had
been anticipated' even by the habi
tual optimists, who hod hoped the
drop would not continue but did
not expect an advance. Thus cal
culations have been upset again, at
east for the present.
As anticipated in this column
sometime ago, the low price of
sugar in America and Europe has
resulted in .an enormous increase in
demand ;,and . consumption. The
people are using it more freely than
ever before because it is cheap, and
if that state of things continues the
2,009,000 odd tons extra supply
yilL'diBappearn ,8urprisingly short
order, and the straight residue wil
stand, an excellent chance of com
ing. into its own' in the market. It
should W.romenibcred that the ad
vance of yesterday came in the face
of 112 centrals (last advices) turn
ing out sugar by the ship-load ,in
Cuba and about thirty others due:to
start in a very few days. Attention
is directed to this stato of affairs at
this point as indicating that the
setback to Hawaiian Commercial
may reasonably bo figured as tem
Pioneer stock has been as low as
$175 bid and $182.50 asked during
tho week. ' The latter is now asked
for the stock, and $179 is bid.
These figures donot show tho actual
condition of the market, however,
for wliile $179 is tho highest official
bid, all stock appearing at $180 has
been snapped up, On Thursday
there was a sale of 5 Bhares at that
figure, and the same was paid on
the street today for'30 shares.
. Reports from pioneer this week
are.of a very, encouraging character.
HONOLULU, .Tnn U).-Cotuill through friends has written the,
civil service secretary here for pointers ijt to appointment?1.
I he Jnpauefu liiSorern on the Kiillm plantation, Kauui, threaten,
to leave unlexp the Filipinos are nil (Uncharged.
'I he Knpaa lot were cold at twelve times their upset price, by a
ady auctioneer Mb8 Huntley.
The contested land in M itioa Valley, goes to the College of Ha
waii. IheHopbing Uo., who now occupy the lanu, nave heen given
three months to gel. off, 1
A buby born of Chinese parents last Sunday, cut its first tooth
HONOLULU, Jan. 18 It was reported in Munila that the
steamer Mongolia had been recited off this harbor. She in safely on
her way to the Orient, however.
The Y. M. 0. A. corner stone will be laid on February 1st.
The Board of Supoi visor meetings are now ike family gatherings,
since l.ow hap inmle l,i.s peace with .ins colleagues. 1 he tsoaru la
holding off on the appointments until the Mayor signs the appropria
The promotion committee has put its foot down in condemnation ot
hill hoaid advertising..
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Tup House. committee qn naval affairs
have agreed on appropriations for Pearl Harbor, amounting to $2,000,
000. Tawney took occasion to score his critics, who he claimed were
woiking agaiiiht hiiu.
Dr. Burke On Stand.
SANTA ROSA, Jan It). Ur. Burke, on the sund in hs own de
fence, denies any connection with tho dynamiting of the house in
which Luetta Smith lived with her child. He also scouts the idea
that he is the father of Miss Smithes child.
PORTLAND, Oro., Jan. 19. Heavy rains have fallen continuously
for some days. The Columbia river is in flood. Much damage has
been done along the water front here, and also throughout the State
CHARLESTON, S: C, Jan: IP. A Democratic caucus has nomi
nated W. E. Chilton, apd Chas. Watson, to succeed Scott and ElkiuB
as U. S. Senators.
KEY WEST, Florida, Jan; 19. Preparations. are "being madefrbjr
McCurdy and staff to fly from here '.to Havana, a distance of 125
miles, in a biplane McCurdy expects to make the trip on the firBt
attempt, unless something unforseen happens.
Battleship Delaware Suffers.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Eight members of the crew pf the
Battleship Delaware were killed by the bursting of a steam pipe, while
the ship was en route to Hamilton Roads' to escort the body of the
Chilean minister to Valparaiso.
KEIL, Germany, Jan. 18, A submarine which became entangled
with an iron hull lying on the bottom came up safely today. The sub
marine had been given up as lost.
PARIS, Jan. 18. A lunatic attempted. to kill Briand today. He
wounded another man instead.
PROVIDENCEJa,n.: ;8. Ljppert has been selected to succeed
Aldnch, who retires from the Senate in March.
BOSTON, Jan.. 18. Cabot Lodge; lacks three votes of a majority
to elect him to the Senate. A number of Republicans joined with
Democrats against him, 4
The weather has been excellent and
the young cane is in fine condition
Wailuku, Paia, Haiku and Olp
walu haye remained out of tho trad
ing during tho week. On Tuesday
Wailuku paid a dividend of $1.50 a
share, the total being $45,000. Tho
stock is not quoted. Haiku and
Paia have remained at $145 asked,
the only bids recorded beingat?120.
Either of these stocks are good pur
chases, being as good investments at
tho figures indicated as any sugar
properties in the Territory.
OTHER THAN MAUI.
Hawaiian Sugar, in which Maui
people aro interested, paid a divi
dend on baturuay of 60 cents a
share, or 145,000. With tho divi
dend off, this stock .i3 $33 50 bid.
McBrydo is $4 bid and 14.25 asked,
and in good demand.
Ewa has hung around 127.25 bid
and $27.50 asked for a week, a total
of 255 shares having sold ut the
latter figure. Oahu is now $2G bid
and $26.50 asked, a total of 270
shares having sold during the. week
at $26.25. Waialua is $87,50 bid
and $92.50 asked, 25 Bhares selling
in small blocks, at -9UU. Ut Ulaa
bio shares nave sold in small and
fair sizea" lots, .the price .being $4 in
all cases, The. stock is now quoted
at $3,875 bid and $4,125 asked, but
$4 can be easily had for it. Hono
kaa seems to bo slightly weaker.
$10,875 being bid, although during
tho week 345 shares have Bold at
$1.1. There have been no extraor
dinary changes in any other stocks
except Honolulu Brewery, a num
ber of small blockfl changing hands
first at $19 and later at $19.50,
Tho causo of this advance was the
receipt of information that the pro
hibition matter would likely
at Washington for the
Maui will, as usual, take the lead
in the convention of rubber grpwers
to be held in this city next Monday
The most uetinito mtormalion in
regard to Hawaiian rubber will be
expected from that island, and that
island's specimens will bo the moat
interesting shown. Besides the
Maui men there will be delegates
from Oahu, Hawaii and probably
atker's Life EMs Away As Ciristais
(From Los Angeles Times.
An echo from the Christmas
feast, which has a heart tug in it,
camo to notice yesterday. A young
woman stenographer at the Union
Oil Company's office learned, quite
chance, that Wilbur Lemmon,
aged 13 years, one of the office boys,
together with a manly little brother
only ono year his elder, was the
sole support' of an invalid: father, a
refined mother and two smaller
News of the little chapsi pluck
and of the family's circumstances
Was circulated among the office em
ployees. When the young woman
uk)k a (jnnstmas petition among
them, the response was instant and
That afternoon Wilbur Lemmon
was the most surprised boy in the
city when he was called into the
office and presented with a bank
certificate for over $80, an envelope
containing two $5 gold pieces for the
family's immediate needs, and sev
eral packages containing- articles
which would give both pleasure and,
comfort to. each member of the
home. In, addition to' tho-money
given by the employees, one of the,
men in the office secured a dona
tion of 10 from a- benovolent
society of which he was a member
With hlsj boyielr heart overflowing
with happiness, Wilbui hastened
home in high spirits, only to find
that his father was at death's door.
t was in vain that the- little fellow
sought to make his father under'
stand -their good fortune. Death
was too pitifully near. A few
minutes later and Lemmon had
passed within the valley of the
Ho had just dieJ when one of the
chief clerks from the oil company's
office arrived with two little girls
who are members of an East Side
Sunday-school which he teaches.
They came with many pleasant
ittle gifts, to wish the family
happy Christmas, but arrived in
stead to offer consolation in the
face ,of deep sorrow.
The money contributed for
Christmas cheer had to be applied
on theluneral expenses. Tuesday
morning Wilbur reported for, work
as usual, but when it was learned
that his father was to be buried
that afternoon, he was of course.
sent home Sot the day. The family
resides. at No, 420 East Tlurty-tlrst
Street, ios Angeles.
Ed. The Mr. Lemmon referred
to above was formerly a school
teacher on Maui and was wel
known throughout the islands.
Goes tt Ctast
Owing to the long continued il
health of his wife, Joaquin Garcia
together with Mrs. Garcia, leaves
on the next Mauna Kea, for an ex
tended trip to the mainland. They
intend to go direct from Honolulu
to Victoria and Vancouver, and
thence down the coast to San Fran
cisco. They will spend about
two months on tho Pacific Coast
after which Mr. Garcia's mpther
will join lum, and they will go east
to Chicago and New York, where
they will combine business wit
pleasure, and make some extensive
purchases for the Maui Dry Goods
Co. Ihe length of time tho Gar
cia's will -bo away will depend en
tirely on Mrs. Garcia s health.. Mr
uarcia expects to spend a very.
pleasant timo on tho Coast, and
will come back rejuvenated, and
'ecaliar Acckkat at San Fraaclsce
A sudden backward start of a big
touring car on the lower deck of the
ferry boat Piedmond carrifcd Mrs. "
erbert Stockton, wife of an auto-
npbijq Jeaor of San, Jose, into tho
bay recently at tho Ssn Francisco
ferry slip. Walter J. Seaborn, law
student of tho University of Cali
fornia, saved her life as she was
making a vain struggle against
death in the. cold water.
Misa EdmvBushnell,, a. student of
the San Jose normal and the second
occupant of tho machine, vaulted
ear of the falling machine to the
edge of the deck. Herbert Stock
ton,, who had been cranking the
machine, leaped, into the water to
save his wife and narrowly escaped
Hundreds of passengers crowded
the decks and. witnessed tho plunge
of the automobile. The guard chain
of the boat snapped as a string. and
Mrs. Stockton was struggling in the
midst, of floating cushions and
wreckage so quickly that onlookers
Stook paralyzed with horror. RopeB,
ifelines and. life preservers were
quickly thrown intoi tho water,, but
Mrsi Stockton's heavy, clothes
weighted her down, and being un
able, to' swim, floundered, gasping
in terror, in the turbid waters.
The first one to reach her side
was her husband,, wlio threw off
his coat and dived to her rescue
when the machine backed swiftly
away from him and her cry of
alarm dispelled hjs surprise.
Stockton is a" strong swimmer,
but the swell from tho boat's irtoor- -ing
and the waves buffeted and ex
hausted him before he was ublo to
reach her sido. Ho clung to a
floating cushion from tho sunken
machine and was picked up by the
ferry boat's lifeboat.
Seaborn was near tho machine
when it suddenly backed into the
bay and floated for a fow seconds,
only to sink quickly from sightt
Despite' the fact ho was enveloped
in a heavy overcoat, and a motor
cycle costume Seaborn jumped over
board after unsuccessfully trying to
divest himself of his overcoat and
heavy gauntlets buckled at the
wrists. The gloves he pulled off in
When Seaborn reached Mrs.
Stockton's floating hat it wits to
find that it had been torn from her
tiead and aha was not .in. sight.
Doctor G. J. Rheinhardt of the
University; ,of .California, .shouted to
Sefibprn that Mrs. .Stockton was
probably under the edge of the forry
boat- By treading water Seaborn
saw her hand disappearing under
the water and he dove for the spot.
Mrs. Stockton was fast losing con-
sciousness when he grasped her in
his arniB.and struggle to the surface.
A heavy hawser was unslung and
dropped over the sido, and a cheer
from the passengers when Seaborn
kopt the exhausted form of Mrs.
Stockton tightly held with one arm
while with the other he grasped tho
hawser- was quickly turned to a cry
of alarm when. tho hawser suddenly
slipped. loose, plunging victim and
rescuer from sight. Seaborn main
tained. his grip on the drowning
1 .1 1 ... 1
rope when ho again roso. He raised
Mrs. Stockton's neau out, oiathe
ready to tako up the strenupus.lif.el water this time and held..W,
again. tlie lifeboats picked thqrW