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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, )9Jl
Racy Paragraphs of interest From the
(By Mnmtel de Coste.)
I was talking to a gentleman yes
terday who lives in the wet fanning
belt within. As is common in all
conversations these days, the mos
quito and its habits was tho subject.
An inspector had jumped the gen
tleman on account of the gutters on
his house being filled with tho polen
of tho algeroba trees that grows on
his property, therefore, a stoppage
in the channel that gives the water
a chance to fall in puddles in his
back yard. Resenting the oncsided
ness of the campaign, he asked what
was to bo done in the swamps, and
the answer came back. "This is in
the hands of a few; I know the evils
of the swamp, but my instructions
are1 to inspect these premises and
there my duty ends." Tho inspector
was then invited to go across the
'street and look at the drippings from
an artesian spring. Pure beautiful
water, the haunt of the frogs and
the breeding spot of millions of mos
quitoes that infest that particular
neighborhood and make life miser
able. The pests rose in a cloud and
the inspector fought his way out to
safety. This is but one in many in
stances, and in Fpito of tho fact that
Kalihi is getting the best cleaning it
ever had, and probably ever will
have, other places quite as bad,
places that need filling up, are left
alone. It occurs to mo it would be
a good thing for the committee to
get to work where it is known mos
quitoes breed. If the people in the
locality show a willingness to aid the
committee in every way, it seems as
though tho committee should aid
tho residents of that particular spot.
Dry fanning should be tho rule in a
place as tropical as this. The day
for growing taro at one'B front door
is passing, and when it is forgotten,
you will enjoy your visit tq Hono
lulu more than ever before, for tho
reason that there will be nothing to
sting you. I refer to mosquitoes.
The suspected spot for innoculation
at Kalihi has been so effectually
cleared of danger that n mosquito
would not live in that section of tho
city if it had a chance. It seems to
mo that with them out of tho way,
property values should soar, and
thoso who have tried to sell or rent
for years will come into their own.
i Kalihi is a pretty cool spot at all
times, and the car service is excel-
L lent With tho mosquitoes absent
it ".. Bo a better place than ever
for a home. It is a settled fact that
; we are to have no more fever. There
is a doubt in the minds of many
S that we ever had it, but fever or no
fever, tho report had tho effect that
was needed all over town, and
would bo surprised if wc did not
have a clean-up day about once in
two months. It would be good in
suranco and that is what everyone
Damo Rumor has spoken in these
words: Holstcin and Ashford will
bo emisaries to break Frear beforo
Taft. Now what do you think of
that? On tho same boat will go a
brief history of Holstein's career on
Hawaii, and when it is presented,
Taft will naturally inquire why ho
is against tho interests which gives
him life. As to Ashford, nothing
doing. His record in connection
with the monarchy is on record in
tho archives at Washington, and
nothing further is needed. It is
only occassionally that Ashford
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Buildings Being Town Down in Violation
Mrs. Annie Ke.iloha, who had
taken up a homestead lot in tho up
per Keokea section, was in Wailuku
ast week to complain to another al
leged high handed" act of the Corn
well Ranch people. Her complaint
was that Manager Pia Cockett had
ler houso torn down. The house,
she claims, was built by her father,
Rev. J. Kamakcle, years beforo tho
Ahupuaas of Waiohuli and Keokea
were leased to W. H. Cornwell, and
in this instance the ranch employes
came on tho premises and tore down
the building without giving her any
Tho district attorney's department
took the matter up with tho attor
ney general, and that official in re
ply virtually tells the district attor
ney to keep his hands off tho mat
ter. Ho states that any redress
should come through a civil suit in
augurated by tho complainant.
Pia Cockctt's statement is that
the trustees of the church at Keokea
came to him and asked permissio'n
to take down the building, and set
it up again on tho church property
to which request he readily agreed,
not thinking that anyone would
make an objection.
It also seems that the Cornwell
Ranch sub-leased a number of tracts
of land in tho vicinity, and lessees
erected buildings on the land. When
these tenants were obliged to move
on account of the expiration of
their lease, they pulled down these
buildings and took them along. We
give below a clause in the original
lease which covers this point, and
which to a lay mind would tend to
show that tho Cornwell Ranch had
violated their lease.
And also, that ho the party of
tho second part, his executors, ad
ministrators and assigns, shall not,
nor will at any time during the
term hereby granted, do or commit,
or permit or suffer to bo done, any
willful or voluntary waste, spoil or
destruction, in and upon the above
demised premises, or any part there
of, or cut down, or permit to be cut
down any timber trees or Jany trees
fit and proper to bo raised now
growing or being, or which hereafter
grown or be in and upon the above
demised premises, or any part
thereof; and will, at the end or oth
er sooner determination of tho said
term granted, peacefully and quiet
ly leave and yield up unto tho said
parties of tho first part, or their
successors in ollico, all and singular
tho premises, hereby demised, with
all erection", buildings and improve
ments of whatever name or nature,
now on or which may bo hereafter
put, set up, erected and placed up
on the same, in as good order and
condition in all respects (reasonablo
use, wear and tear excepted) as tho
samo are at present or may here
after bo put by tho said party of tho
second part, his executors, adminis
trators or assigns."
Puunene Starts Grinding.
Last Monday morning at about 9
o'clock, in the presence of a goodly
number of friends, Mrs. Arthur
Baldwin started tho Puunene mill
on its long season of grinding.
Everything went off with its usual
smoothness, thanks to tho foresight
and thoroughness of Mr. Searby,tho
superintendent of tho mill, and his
corps of efficient assistants. Only
one mill was started this week. Tho
other mill will not start until next
TOKIO, Nov. 10. Every provinco in China has now declared in
dependence. The power of tho Manchu government is ended. Every
vestige of control is gone. Tho baly emperor is now at Hot River
Tho legations at Pekin are building fortifications, preparing to repel
rioters when tho attack comes.
BERLIN, Nov. 10. The chancellor's policy. regarding the treaty
between Franco and Morocco, brings
NEW YORK, Nov. 10. The action of the circuit court commend
ing the policy of reorganization of tho tobacco trust has caused a boom
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10. Seventy thousand women voters have
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Railroad rates may be raised to moot
the extra expense caused by tho workmen's compensation act.
Fierce Fighting at Nanking.
NANKING, Nov. 9. The rebels attacked this city at dawn yester
day. They were repulsed by the Manchus with great loss. The Man
chus were entrenched on Purple mountain. The rebels occupy the
small town between here and Canton on the Kowloon railway.
HANKOW, Nov. 9. It will take years for this city to recover
from the effects of the bombardment and firo. Two-thirds of the city
is burned, 400,000 are destitute, and the loss is over $50,000,000.
PARIS, Nov. 9. American, French and Engiish bankers decline
to take further steps regarding a loan to China.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.- The consul at Canton says a revolt is
set for Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. -9. The socialists have carried six towns
and 24 cities, throughout the country. They succeeded in getting one
assemblyman in New York and one in Massachusetts.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9. Fickert has been returned as district
attorney. Tho State of Maryland has gone republican for the second
time since "the war.
HONOLULU, Nov. 10. Opposition to the banana cutting is
petering out. Deputy Sheriff Rose
in which to do the cutting, otherwise it will be done for them.
A cable from Yokohama to Castle & Cooke asserts there was no
yellow fever on the Hong Kong Maru, but that the sick man had only
C. R. Bitting will succeed Rawlins as deputy United States district
No new cases yellow fever.
HONOLULU, Nov. 9. No suspicious cases of sickness have been
discovered as yet.
Twenty-five discharged convicts
line by the board of health. They
Secretary Cooper of conlral committee says the committee is not
Deputy Sheriff Rose defies the
will not have his bananas cut
The orders for cutting banana trees may be amended on account
of tho many kicks registered.
Commissioner Keefo is still knocking Hawaii at Washington. He
sayB labor is being defrauded of their earnings.
Kali u lui as Receiving Statiou.
Kahului is being seriously consid
cred as a receiving station for Euro
pean immigrants in caso tho health
situation in Honolulu should become
nioro serious beforo tho immigrant
ship Willesden arrives from Europe
tho latter part of this month.
As previously published, Dr. Vic
tor S. Clark, commissioner of immi
gration, was on Maui last week look
ing over tho situation. Royal D.
Mead, director of tho labor bureau
of tho sugar planters' association,
pame to Maul with Dr. Clark, and
tho planters aro much interested in
tho possiblo plans for a station. Tho
association will cooporato in every
way with tho territory.
It is proposed, if tho Willesden
cannot land immigrants in Hono
lulu, that the station bo established
about a milo from Kahulu. Frank
Baldwin is also interested in tho
forth much adverse criticism.
and Mills have been given 24 hours
were thrown out of tho inspectors
were looking for jobs.
board of health and Dr. Currie. He
down, and says he will use force to
plans and has offered to arrange for
the receiving of tho immigrants.
The camp where the proposed re
ceding station is to bo is on tho Ka
hului railroad, and tho railroad
company is willing to run a spur
into the camp in case it should be
needed for a receiving station.
The Willesden has somo 1800 im
migrants aboard, and if they were
landed In Honolulu and had to be
kept quarantined there while tho
city fought a fever outbreak, tho
cost would run into tho hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
The establishing of a receiving
station on Maui would mean that
tho force in the commissioner's of
fice ! would bo transferred to
Maui and the expense of course of a
change in tho plans wo'uld bo con
siderable, but probably much less
than that involved in trying to look
after them if Honolulu were serious
ly infected with fever.
The Maui Baseball Team Gave Visitors
Last Saturday morning the base
ball team of tho Portuguese Athletic
Club arrived, and on Saturday af
ternoon the first game of a series of
three was played..
By their actions in tho first part
of the game it wa3 very evident the
visitors felt they" would have an
easy time with tho local boys, but
tho game had not progressed many
innings before they woke up to the
fact that they had a fight on their
hands. Sylva, who was in tho box
for Maui, hold the Portuguese team
safe at all times, and during tho en
tire game not an earned run was
made off his delivery. On the oth
er hand, tho Maui team landed on
Bushhell and it was only the bril
liant fielding of his team mates that
saved him from a worse beating.
Harry Moto, the Maui shortstop,
complained of a sore arm beforo tho
game, and this usually reliable
fielder made two errors, each of
which cost a run, and these two
runs were all the visiting team
could secure. The Maui team all
played good ball, but the throwing
of George Cummings to bases was a
factor in winning tho game. The
fleet visitors could not steal bases
on-him, and many of them died in
their attempt to pilfer second.
One of tho greatest ninth inning
rallies ever seen on a bcal diamond
marked the close of the contest.
With the score two to one against
them, tho Maui team went in and
slugged out avictory.Then when the
Honolulu team came to bat they
started to slug a bit on their own
account. With a man on second
and third and one man down, it
looked as though they must score.
A long hit was sent into right -field
to littlo Joe Oliveira, who had re
placed Smythe. Joe caught the ball,
and without a second's hesitation
hurled tho sphere to the home plate.
The Portuguese runner on third
started for. home at the same in
stant. In nine cases out of ten the
runner would have been safe, but
tho throw was strong and tho aim
sure and Cummings was waiting
with the ball when tho runner got
there, and tho game was over.
Scoro by innings:
P.A.C. : Runs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
B.II. 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 19
Maui ; Runs 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
B.II. 0 3 202 000 2-10
Summary Three-base hits, Onel
las; two-baso hits, Bento; sacrifice
hits, Bal; left on bases, P. A. C. 9;
Maui 3; srtuck out, by Bushnell G;
by Sylva 2; first baso on errors, P.
A. C. 0; Maui 1; double play, Sou
za to Lino; Garcia to Bal, 2.
Tho second game played on Sun
day was not up to one of tho pre
vious day. Sylva again went into
the box for tho home team, but it
was evident ho was in no condition
to pitch, and after the first inning
he was replaced by Bal, who pitch
ed his usual consistent game. Botl
teams had on their batting clothes
and Freitas, tho star pitcher of the
Honolulu team was knocked out of
tho box in the sixth, being replaced
by Bushnell. Tho local team was
not equal to tho task of repeating,
however, and wero defeated by 10
Monday's game was a slaughter,
the local boys wero all in from their
two strenuous games of tho two
days previous. Tho gamo was called
on account of darkne?3 in tho first
half of tho eighth, thus robbing tho
Maui team of tho only two runs
Mpnthly Meeting Taken Up Principally
With Routine Work.
At the meeting of the Board of
Supervisors which convened Wednes
day the first business was the read
ing of communications.
In his report Dr. McConkey, sug
gests to tho board that they make
all the public schools and outhouses
fly proof and mosquito proof and
points out the danger of the schools
remaining in their present condi
tion. The agreement between the Ka
hului Railroad and tho countyre
garding a right of way to tho public
park at Wailuku was ratified by the
The providing of electric fixtures
for the public buildings was referred
to tho committee on public improve
ments. Tho supervisors through the com
mittee on sanitation will take up
the matter of a mosquito campaign
for Maui with the board of health.
The bids were opened for build
ing a ward at the county farm and
sanitarium Only one bid was re
ceived, that of Mr. Aheong. His
bid of 81,413 was accepted.
Owing to lack of funds for this
work, tho contract for building a
doctor's cottage at the sanitarium
was not given out. The bid of Mr.
Aheong of $3,595 for this work was
tho only one received.
Five portable spreading cars, ono
half mile of portable track and ono
scarifier havo been received by tho
Tho total expenditures for tho
month of October wero $20,307.28.
Church of the Good Shepherd.
Tho members of tho Woman's
Guild of tho Church of tho Good
Shepherd will hold their annual
sale, on Saturday, November 18th,
at the Alexander House, Wailuku.
Instead of tho usual formal concert
there will bo music at intervals in
tho refreshment room during tho
evening. Tho variety table will be
the chief feature of tho affair. There
will also be dolls, fancy work, a
grab box, a sample table, homo
made candy, lemonade, ico cream,
coffee, cake, and a few choico plants-
Admission, 10 cents each, adults
and children. Trains will leave Paia
station at 7 p. in., and Kahului
Station at 7:30 p. in., for Wailuku,
as usual excursion rates will bo
charged for train tickets.
1 ho proceeds of tho sale will bo
largely devoted towards paying off
tho debt on tho new church build
ing. they had made. Tho gamo going
back to tho seventh. Thus while tho
home team really mado two runs
tho scoro will show a -white wash
being 18 to 0.
Tho visitors played over at Laha
ina Tuesday, and what promised to
he a good game was spoiled by er
rors. Up to tho sixth inning tho
Lahaino team held the visitors down
without a score, but two easy fly
balls wero missed in this inning by
tho outfielders, and six runs wero
scored before tho sido was retired.
Tho final score was 7 to 1 in favor
of tho Honolulu team.
Tho boys all say they had a great
time over hero, and aro hoping they
can win another series in Honolulu,
which may enable them to mako
another trip over hero. Tho series
was successful from a financial
standpoint, and tho local promoters
aro to bo thanked for their enterprise.