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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. APRIL 29, 191 1
Racy Paragraphs From the Capiiol On
(By Oscar Brenton.)
Up in Manoa Valley, a beautiful
residential portion of Honolulu, is
tlio center of infection of cholera.
It. is there the germs play hide and
seek in the taro patches which have
a market value of two hundred
thousand dollars. A lot of property,
that, to endanger but scarcely an
offset for the earning value of the
lives that have been taken through
the spread of the disease. f
When first I learned that cholera
germs had been located, beyond a
doubt, in one of the ponds and that
it is there the greatest amount of
infection remains, I was impressed
by the magnitude of the loss in dol
lars it would be to the owners. In
my estimate of the loss I was wrong
for it is not intended by the medi
cal fraternity, or rather profession,
(for I am constrained to believe
there is a lack of fratcrnalism
among the doctors,) that a pound
of the tubers shall be destroyed. It
takes six days before real signs of
the living germs aro noticable where
they are being developed, or what
ever the term, and Dr. Currio has
not less- than twenty samples of
taro, and the water in which it
grows, awaiting decision. But
enough has been shown to prove the
existence of cholera microbes, germs
or bacillifin sufficient quantity to
kill off all of Honolulu. During
the past few days Doctor Currie,
and Inspector Bowman of the Hilo
district, have been investigating
deaths which occurred prior to the
first reported cholera case. It has
been shown that thero were several
of these persons affected by the
disease and who died from it. No
care was taken, they were buried in
the usual way and their clothing
passed out among friends. Death
stalked wherever the articles were
sent. In the opinion of the physi
cians who have been investigating
the deaths the Kcwalo cases were of
cholera and that it was brought
down in the poi made from the
Manoa taro. That is settled. There
is no doubt about it but where the
first infection came from is yet a
mooted question. The Filipinos
arc getting the brunt of the blame
and I guess it is coming to them.
Dr. Clegg has traced cholera and
found a case where a man had the
germs for seventy-two days after
being declared cured. Hulu, the
germ carrier, detained at Kalihi, is
not a well man by any means but
ho has improved so far that the
doctors arc practically certain ho
will recover. He might show health
and yet bo charged ,vith germs.
He might go to California or Wai
luku and distribute them there in
the natural way . and either place
would go in mourning.
But regarding tho means to bo
adopted to save the taro to tho
owners of tho patches and have poi
in condition to eat. It is suggested
that central stations bo established
where tho taro may bo cooked under
tho supervision of a representative
of tho Board of Health. Once
thoroughly cooked at 240 fahr.
thero is no chance for germs to
"But what about. making tho taro
into paiai and poi?" I asked a
member of tho Board of Health
staff of physicians, "Is it not possi
blo for this cooked taro to bo infect
ed in tho places whero tho poi is
made. Thoso shops aro said to bo
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Weight, strength and experience
conquered form and dash when Ox
ford University heat Cambridge in
the sixty-eighth intervarsity boat
race over tho historic Putncy-to-Mortlake
course of fqur and a quar
ter' miles. Oxford had been the
favorite throughout the training and
fulfilled the expectations of her fol
lowers. Cambridge was unable to
get abreast of her rival at any stage
of tho contest, although tho light
blues got away quickly and spurted
gallantly several times. After the
first half mile Oxford's lead varied
from two to three and a half lengths.
At Herrodsburg Oxford led by three
quarters of a length arid this advan
tage was increased to two lengths at
Hammersmith bridgo and a half
length had been added when tho
dark blues passed Chissick church.
Both crews were no.w pulling steadi
ly. Oxford gradually forgoing ahead
until at Barnes bridgo three boat
lengths had been opened between
tho shells. Half way down the
course the Cambridge stroke. Ar
buthnot, seemed to tire, but tho
crew fought on, holding the winner
to a lead of three' lengths at tho
finish. This is ' Oxford's thirty
seventh victory, Cambridge having
won thirty contests. -Tho time was
18 minutes 29 seconds, which is a
record for the race.
Fire originating from an unknown
cause swept through the National
league baseball park (polo grounds)
at Ono Hundred and Fifty-fifth
street and Eighth avenue, New York,
shortly after midnight April 9th,
and destroyed most of the grand
stands. Adrian ("Addie") C. Joss, pit
cher of tho Cleveland American
league baseball club, died at his
homo in Toledo from tubercular
meningitis.. He had been ill only a
few days. Ho was 31 years of ago,
and is survived by a wife and two
Walter Johnson, tho Washington
American league team's star pitcher,
who left tho team while in Atlanta
in training, refusing to sign for a
Balary less than 7.500, has come to
terms with the club and signed a
contract for three years at a salary
said to bo $2 1,000 for the term.
Johnson has resumed training.
as dirty as an alley in a Persian
village and nothing would bo easier
for the germs to jump in a poi
bucket and como down town."
"Tho poi shops may bo dirty,"
replied tho doctor, but it does not
follow that they aro infected. It is
the taro that has gone wrong and
once it is cooked there is no fear of
cholera coming from poi. If tho
cooking stations can bo established
there will bo no more poi cholera.
Another well known physician
sticks to tho Bray idea that it all
comcB from fish that aro taken in
the harbor and he cites as a basis
for his opinion tho fact that when
fishing was tabu cholera was put
out of commission and as soon as
tho tabu 'is removed it reappears
and poi is charged. Certainly it is
a case of when doctors disagree who
shall decide. But, whatever it is,
death follows mighty soon after tho
first yelp comes from tho patient.
If it is not cholera it is something
just as bad and something from
which tho white residents havo been
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HONOLULU, April 7. The Legislature finished up the business
yesterday. Governor Frear says it was the best in history.
Resolution of respect for Judge Hartwell passed the Senate yes
terday . The resolution was introduced by Chillingworth.
The governor had not signed the Rapid Transit bill, up to the
time the Legislature adjourned.
The trial in the Hilo Scandal will probably bo finished today.
HONOLULU, April 28. The verdict of "charges not substantiat
ed" in tho Hilo School trial, meets with stronE disfavor by the public.
Tho teachers aro' to be transferred.
Mrs. P. C. 'Jones died yesterday.
The schooner Eldorado on which there was a fight betweenunion
and non-union sailors, may be seized today for trading without a
foreign register. "
The Hilo harbor line? were approved April 4. Cocoanut Island is
not included in the harbor.
Abe Ruefjas New Job.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28. Abe Ruef will preach to the convicts
at San Quentin next Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, April 28. Clarence Darrow, the anti-corporation
lawyer, who defended the coal minors at Scranton, has been' retained
to defend McNamara. He will not defend McGonigle.
' WASHINGTON, April 28. The Democrats have introduced a re
solution into the House directing tho President to enter into negoti
ations to secure the neutrality of the Philippines, with a view to
American withdrawal, placing the islands under the protection of tho
signatory powers. '
PARIS, April 28. The powers have notified France that interven
tion is necessary in Morrocco. '
NEW YORK, April 28. Taft addressed a joint gathering of news
paper and Associated Press men last night, on Canadian Reciprocity.
NOGALES, April 28. It is reported that Mazatlan is surrounded
by rebels. The water supply is cut off, .
HONG KONG, April 28. Tho Anti;Manchu agitation, which has
been growing stronger for months came to a head yesterday, when
serious rioting occurred in Canton. Foreigners not molested. '
Ravages of Plague.
LONDON, April 27. Over 95,000 persons have died of plague in
India. Anarchy prevails in some sections.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 27. Detective Burns was arrested for
complicity in the Kidnapping. He and others were afterward released.
WASHINGTON, April 27. Bergor socialist member has asked
Congress to investigate the arrest of men suspected of the Times ex
plosion. KANSAS CITY, April 26. A fund of $100,000 will bo raised by
the unions to defend the men arrested.
LOS ANGELES, April 27.Tho two McNamaras and McGonigal
have arrived hero manacled and closely guarded. They are in separate
cells in the county jail. McNamara has been postively identified as
tho nian who bought giant powder under the name of Bryce.
Haul Down Old Glory.
MANILA, April 27. A Dutch expedition has arrived off the
island of Mindanamo, hauled down the stars and stripes, and raised
tho Dutch flag. The affair has caused no comment.
LONDON, April 27. The Mexican government has ssnt a protest
against the landing of British marines at San Quentin.
NEW YORK, April 27. Wolgast knocked out Hogari in tho
second round of their ten round fight.
The Hilo Scandal.
HONOLULU, April 2G. The Compton-Richmond trial is over
except a session of the conimissoners. Mrs. Compton refused to go on
without an attorney, and afterwaid changed her mind. Tho defend
ants all refute charges as to immorality and drunkenness. Tho mem
bers of the Board feel it would bo bad policy to reinstate either teacher.
Two marines stole a largo steam sampan and started for the
Coast. Off Diamond Head they raised signals of distress, They were
towed back to Honolulu and were arrested.
Two cases of cholera occurred at Kapalama yesterday. Both were
Hawaiians and both were fatal.
This is tho laBt day of the session. There is a belief that the Hilo
Scandal may bo introduced during tho day.
The rock on which the steamship Asia struck lies off tho coast of
China, close to the island of Formosa. There are a number of dan
gerous rocks in the vicinity, and during this time. of the yearut is
ELK GARDEN, W., Va., April 2G. Twenty-three miners were
killed here yesterday from an explosion in a coal mine.
A New Submarine That May Prove
The largest and most formidable
submarine ever constructed for tho
government will bo given a trial
trip soon. If tho craft proves a
success it will havo a large hearing
on tho future of tho navy, will tend
to increase, the importance of sub
surfaco war vessel, and at tho same
time to lessen tho importance of the
great battleship. The experiment
will be watched with the keenest
interest in navy circles. ,
Tho submarine 'is the Seal, now
being constructed by tho Lake Tor
pedo Boat Company. On February
9th tho vessel was launched. If her
trial trip shows that she can accom
plish what the inventor, Captain
Simon Lake maintains, the govern
ment will accept her and will pay
the contract price.
It is the intention to cruise to
Now York, with the boat on her
trial trip and then to Bridgeport.
Later it is expected the strange craft
will be sent across the Atlantic.
Its length is 1G1 feet and its dis
placement about 535 tons. Tho
government contract calls for four
teen knots speed, but it is expected
to make sixteen. This is when the
submarine is traveling on tho sur
face. Tho submerged speed called
for by the contract is nine and a
It is designed to travel alone.
The armament consists of six tor
pedo tubes and room aboard is pro
vided for ten torpedoes. The crew
will consist of about twenty-two
members. Lieutenant Kenneth
Whiting of the navy is now in com
mand. As wif.li other submarines, tho
Seal can travel on tho surface, or
partially submerged, or completely
submerged. In theory there is noth
ing to prevent it from traveling for
many miles under tho surface, en
tering a harbor unobserved, poking
about below water until it finds the
hull of a battleship within easy
reach, and then blowing it out of
tho water with a torpedo. If the
Seal can travel as its inventor ex
pects there is nothing to prevent it
going along as an auxiliary with a
fleet of battleships and in an engage
ment sneaking quietly under the
surface into the very midst of tho
fleet of tlio enemy. In fact, if the
Seal bears out all tho representations
made concerning it, it is easy to seo
that naval warfare will bo to a largo
Among tho features of tho new
submarine are hydroplanes. These
correspond to tho planes of an aero
plane. They are designed for tho
purpose of steadying the boat and
holding it even when under the
water. Another feature is the drop
keel, which weighs several tons, and
can bo released in case of an acci
dent, thus adding to the buoyancy
of tho vessel. On the bottom of
tho boat are wheels, calculated to
protect tho !ottom when tho vessel
drops down to tho bed of tho ocean.
Various other features are import
ant in the construction of this typo
Enough storago air is provided
for forty-eight hours under water.
The vessel is provided with power
ful gasoline engines, which propel
her when running at tho surface.
But under tho water tho power is
furnished by storago batteries.
Social at Town Hall.
There will be a social for mem
bers of the Dramatic Club at tho
Town Hall this evening. Tho com
mittee of ladies who havo this enter
tainment in charge havo gone to
considerable trouble to mako this,
tho first social of tho club, a success,
and it is expected they will bo
rewarded by a largo attendance of
Below Will be Found a Statement of
Kahului, Maui, April 24, 1911.
TO IMPOnTHItS AND OTlIKltS COXTIiimiT
INO TO Till! MAUI Q.UA1JANTINK
Gentlemen: During tho epidem
ic of Diphtheria, Small Pox, and
Scarlet Fever, which diseases made
their appearance on Central Maui
lato in the year 1910, and continued
until well into the month of April
1911, it became necessary to appro
priate tho Maui Quarantine Fund
for the purpose of combating tho
epidemic', as no other public funds
were at that time available.
It was agreed between tho Execu
tive Committee in charge of the
Quarantine Fund and tho Board of
Supervisors of the County of Maui,
that all expenses connected with
the fight against disease up to
March 31st, 1911, should bo homo
That is to say all expenses for
Guards, etc., incurred by the
County, should bo added to all ex
penses incurred by those in charge
of tho Health conditions at tho
various centres of infection, and
tho sum total divided into two
parts; one to bo assumed by tho
County of Maui, the other to 1x5
taken care of by tho Executive Com
mittee out of the Quarantine Funds
already in hand, and to -bo accumu
The Quarantine Fund on hand
January 1st, 1911, was as follows: '
Deposit Baldwin National
Bank of Kahului . . . .82,157.14
Deposit First Nat'ional
Bank of Wailuku .... 3,725.01
As it was evident from tho begin-
iiing that this amount of money'
would be largely exceeded, it was
decided at a Meeting of tho Import
ers to re-establish the impost of 10
cents per ton on all importations
from Mainland and Foreign Points,
and to include fuel oil, lumber and
fertilizers in tho list of articles to bo
Said impost on tonnage to com
mence January 1st, 1911, and to'
continue until all outstanding ac
counts had been liquidated, and a
reservo fund of $5,000 had been
accumulated ready for immediate
use. Tho Quarantino Fund on
March 31st, stood as follows:
Deposit in Banks as above. 5,882, 15
January Quarantino Col-
v lections 221.4G
February Quarantino Col-
March Quarantino Collec
tions 516. 2G
Quarantine Collections Port
of liana 24.05
Total on hand Mar. 31, '11 0,921.79
Total bills presented to tho Exe
cutive Committeo up to March 31st,
exclusive of County expenditures,
after being audited and found cor
rect, wcro as follows;
Hawaiian Commercial &
Sugar Co S4.30S.S4
Maui Agricultural Co 3.S13.3G
Wailuku Sugar Co 973.94
Kahului Railroad Co 1,039.88
Sundry Individuals 309. 5G
County Expenditures to
March 31st, 1911... 5,438.70
Total cost of Epidemic to
March 31st, 1911. ..S1S.S17.2S
As tho funds in hand were not
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