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Paper on the Subject by a California
(By A. W. Tate, Jr.)
: Probably the most serious insect
pests known to horticulturists at
the present time, are three mem
bers of tho 8iimo family. These are
the Morelos orange fruit worm,
Anastrcpha ludens, the melon mag
got, Dacus cucurbitac, and the Me
diterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capi
tata, all members of the family
Trypetidae, the fruit flies. The
last is the most dangerous of them
all, owing to the fact that it attacks
bo many different kinds of fruit. '
It is supposed that this pest is a
native of the countries bordering on
the Mediterranean sea. At any rate,
one of the first places from which it
was reported as a serious menace
was from the Azore Islands. It has
been established in Bermuda for
many years, and more recently in
South Africa and Australia. The
latest place to become infested is
the territory of Hawaii, where it
ha3 becomo well established in the
Island of Oahu and also on Kauai.
Although it was only officially re
ported in October 1910, it is more
than likely that it was introduced
there at least two years previously.
The female of this species is a
hairy fly slightly smaller than the
common house fly and of a yellow
ish color, with black and white
markings on the rounded thorax.
The wings are partly transparent,
banded and marked with four yellowish-brown
blotches, one at the
base, and the other three on the
broad part. The abdomen is point
ed, of a dull yellow color crossed by
two silvery purplo bands. Legs
yellow and eyes dark purple. The
wings are carried in a drooping
manner over the sides. It is said
to be very active, running about
over the fruit and foliage of the
tree, and when disturbed flies but a
short distance often returning to the
The Mediterranean Fruit Fly is
primarily a citrus pest but has
changed its habits so that at tho
present time there is no 'known
fruit which it will not attack. After
the orange, the peach is most seri
ously injured. It is true that up to
the present time none have been
found by the California quarantine
officers in tho banana or pineapple
coming from Hawaii, duo probably
to the fact that these fruits shipped
green. At any rate both of these
fruits are reported as being infested
by the New Zealand Department of
Tho eggs of the fly aro laid be
neath the skin of the ripening fruit
which is punctured for tho purpose
by the female. The white pointed
maggot which hatches from these
resembles the maggot of the Blow
Fly and is about half an inch in
length. Tho injury caused by the
maggot causes the fruit to ripen pre
maturely and to fall to tho ground,
the maggot escaping, enters the
ground and passes the pupal state
from which the adult fly issues.
Tho entire life cycle is about twenty-
six to thirty days.
Many methods have been tried to
combat the ravages of this pest from
covering the entire tree with mos
quito netting to enclosing the indi
vidual fruits in paper bags, but the
only method that gives any promise
of success is that devised by the
New Zealand and Australian author
ing. This consists of applying to
ilie foliage of the trees, by means of
a largo syringe or injector, - a mix
The Carpathia Arrives in New York,
And Survivors Talk.
(Special to the Maui Nijws.)
NEW YORK, April 19. The
Carpathia arrived hero this morn
ing amid the m&st intense excite
ment'. Graphic details are given of
thu terrible experience through
which the passengers of the ill-fated
Titanic passed during the four hours
after she struck the iceberg before
going to the bottom. The frantic
efforts of the wireless operator to
bring assistance, then tho assurance
flashed from a half a dozen ocean
greyhounds, that they were speed
ing to the rescue. The final' mo
ments, -when all hope was aban
doned of any ship reaching tho
wreck in time to save those left on
Tho survivors tell of tho dense
fog which enveloped the ship. They
were all gathered in the saloon
where a sacred concert had been ar
ranged, and in the midst of these
impressive ceremonies, without tho
least warning came the crash, which
sent tho Titanic, a mass of scrap
iron to tho bottom, with her load of
priceless human souls.
The captain and first officer were
on the bridge, and they knew better
than anyone else what it meant
when tho ship struck. They are
said to have both committed suicide
standing side by side on tho bridge.
As is always the case in a crisis
like this heroism and cowardico
showed where least expected. Mrs.
Isadore Strauss refused to leave her
husband's side, and she went down
with him. Mr. Astor refused to go
into the lifeboat, because ho feared
ho would crowd out some woman or
child. As the ship made her laBt
vild plunge into tho depths, tho
band played Nearer My God to
Thee." These are a few th of tales
of heroism reported.
A rigid investigation is being
made as to why tho ship was going
at the rate of 21 knots an hour in
tho dense fog, and why tho lifo sav
ing facilities were absent.
The road work on the new road between
Maliko and Pamvela is neariug com
pletion. The contractors expect to have
it finished by the first of June.
All the five bridges, are completed in
Hana, the only one remaining' in the dis
trict is the one at Kipahulu. The work
is being started on the bridges at Keanae.
An engine and crusher were sent in this
week. The. crusher is in compartments
of 350 lbs. each. Cullcn and Dias will
go in next week with a gang of men.aud
these bridges will be pushed through.
ture of honey and molasses poisoned
with arsenate of lead, which may
bo thinne'd sufficiently to flow freely
by tho addition of a littlo water.
This is eaten by tho adult fly with
disastrous effects. Caro should bo
taken not to get it on tho fruit.
This method has been reported as
being very effective in Australia
and South Africa. Of courso they
aro careful to destroy all infected
fruit that falls on tho ground
These countries' have an advantago
over Hawaii, however, in that there
is very little, if any, wild fruit for
breeding place for the flies.
Countries not yet infested should
absolutely prohibit tho importation
of all fruit from infected territory
In fact, tho other islands of Hawaii
should quarantine against all fruit
from Oahu and Kauai if they wish
to remain freo from this scourge.
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. APRIL 20, 1912
HONOLULU, April 19. The
leased from quarantine by order of
Portuguese and Spaniards are
The anti saloon league has
Hackfeld & Co., have been awarded the contract for supplying tle
troops with island coffee.
F. W. Whitaker, who suicided
and a former post commander.
and Logan. He was recently
Sharks in Vancouver.
HONOLULU, April 18. The
follows: Ewa 83, Commercial 43?4,
Pioneer 35, Waialua 127.
The dance hall at Kakaako will
going there in company with men.
The fight against bill boards is
The ladies are determined not
Ewa plantation will test the
perfected by E. E. Battelle,
McCandless will soon begin his campaign.
HONOLULU, April 17. -Marston Campbell has resigned. His
resignation will take effect June 1.
Frear says the losing side should have no complaints.
The rumor that Kuhio is to resign can not bo confirmed, but Achi
says he will wire him to quit. ,
Mrs. Pullman and party including a Japanese poodle arrived on
tho Wilhelmina. The authorities declared tho poodle will have to go
into quarantine. The maid will travel back and forth between here
and San Francisco with the dog,
NEW YORK, April 19. The Carpathia has arrived amid great
excitement. Full details of the
from' the survivors.
LONDON, April 18. Italian ships have begun bombarding the
towns along the'Dardennelles straits.
WASHINGTON, April 19. The Senate financo committee took
up ireo sugar yesterday. Fairchild and Ballou spoko.
ROSEDALE, April 19. Another break in tho lovy makes home
less over 2500 people.
NEW YORK, April 19. The railway operators have refused tho
demands of the engineers,
CITY OF MEXICO, April 18. Madero has officially announced
that tho government does not recognize tho right of tho United States
to instruct diplomatic and executive officers of Mexico in their duties.
Nor dictate policies. This is regarded as a direct defiance.
NEW YORK, April 18. Dr. Dodgo has wired that he is safe.
All hope that Astor has been saved is given up. It is thought that
W. T. Stead is also lost. A message from the Parisien states that all
passengers rescued are on the Carpathian.
VICKSBURG, April 18. Conditions are gradually growing worse.
The waters of tho Mississippi and tributaries are Bteadily rising.
Follett In New York Evening Sun.
Russian immigrants have been re
the Washington authorities. The
held pending the filing of a bond for
again taken up the local option
yesterday, is a G. A. R. veteran,
He had been a friend of bo,th Grant
defrauded in a land transaction by
price of stocks yesterday were as
Oahu 281g, Olaa 7, McBrydo 9,
be closed, because'of young girls
to patronize stores which use the
new process for extracting sugar,
He is to enter the employ of a big
until her mistress is ready to return.
terrible disaster has been obtained
Whipple Memorial Concert Appreciated
By Large Audience.
One of tho -best arranged and
most successfully carried through
concerts ever given pn Maui, was
that of last Saturday evening at tho
Knights of Pythias hall. Tho con
cert was giveil for the purpose of
raising a fund for a memorial win
dow in tho Church of tho Good
Shepherd for tho lato Georgo W.
Whipple, and was under the super
vision of Mr. C.D.Lufkin. Ilimsclfa
finished musician, Mr. Lufkin knew
what tho people wanted, and suc
ceeded in getting together a program
of much merit.
Tho opening number by Messrs.
Chillingworth, Machado and Bal,
whetted tho appetite of tho audience
for the good things that-wero to
The Count Von Zedtwitz brought
out in an able manner tho beauties
of tho violin. His playing was a
revealation to many present, who
never dreamed that such an accom
plished artist as Mr. Zedtwitz was
among us. His "Seranado Badino''
was especially beautiful, the soul of
both author and artist showing
through the rendition of this
Nothing wo can say could do Miss
Collais full justice. This is tho first
time she has been heard on Maui,
and her rich, clear soprano voice
carried tho audienco by storm. Her
easy manner and clear annunciation
brought tho audience in close touch
with the singer, and when she sang
"Annie Laurio" by request, she had
unmistakably won Maui for all
Miss Collais has high ambitions,
and it is understood that she is soon
to go abroad and study for grand
Mr. Rattray has a pleasing voico.
Hardly volume enough for a hall of
this size, but full of melody j This
was Mr. Rattray's first public' ap
pearance since ho arrived on Maui,
but ho must bcheard again. t.
Mrs. Sandsted reading selections
were admirable. At times her voice
scarcely reached tlio back of tho
hall, but her stage manner was al
most sufficient to let tho audienco
know what sho was saying. Her
Buying Shoes" was so real, one
could almost seo the shoo clerk hop
Mr. Brus3 and Miss Pierce wero
the accompanists on tho piano, and
they presided in a most able and
About 8200 wero realized from
tho proceeds of tho concert. Miss Col
lais gave an impromptu concert at
Lahaina, shortly beforo taking the
Claudino for Honolulu. Tho Pro
1 . Instrumental Trio La Tipica
Wm. S. Chillingworth
W. E. Bal, J. Machado.
2. Violin (a) Song to tho Even
ing Star. . . . Tanhausor-Wagner
(b) Spring's Awakening. . ..
3. Vocal Trio (a) Tho Silver..
Bell Rcinhold Herman
(b) Old Mammy Coon.. L. Jewel
l- Vocal (a)' Love in Spring-...
timo Luigi Arditi
(b) Tho Lark Now Leaves His
Watery Nest II. Parker
5. Vocal Scottish Bluo Bells. . .
Mr. Rattray lK
6. Reading Selection, Innocents
Abroad Mark Twain
7. Violin (a) Lorely Para
(b) Seranado Badino
Wailuku Gymnasium Team Claim That
Title by Defeating Honolulu. '
All Wailuku turned out Monday
evening to see their team win from
th'o Priory girls, and it looked for a
time ns if all Wailuku wero doomed
to disappointment. During the first
half of the contest the Priory team
put, it all over the lo' ;ls. They
really mado thorn appear ridiculous.
The first half was soon over, and
many a sigh of relief went up when
the tscoro was announced as only 15
to 7. It seemed to the rooters in
the gallery as though tho Honolulu
team had made twice that number
ding tho intermission the
Cv-aohes got hold of the Wailuku
players, and they must have talked
straight from the shoulder, for
when tho team came on for tho
second half there was tho glint of
battle in their eyes. Their looks
did not belie them either. They
soon showed that they had found
themselves again and set to work in
a businesslike manner to overcome
tho Priory lead. It was hard work,
but the girls were willing to work
hard, for had it not been intimated
to them that some of their friends
had backed them with something
more substantial than good wishes,
and they must win. As thoy say
in racing parlance Wailuku just
caught Honolulu at -tho wire, and
when the whistlo blew they wero
going neck and neck. It was hero
announced that tho score was 21 to
21, and tho team getting two points
first would win. Immediately play
was started, a foul was called on
Wailuku, giving thd Priory a freo
throw. They missed, and tho ball
was sent wizzing to tho Wailuku
forwards,t where Hannah Cummings
mado a quick suro throw for tho
basket, winning tho game and
The Wailuku team all played
good ball in tho second half, and
deserved the hearty support which
thoy received from the gallery. At
center Erma Wodchouso seemed
omnipresent. Throw "after throw
of tho Priory guards was intercepted
by her to bo returned to tho Wai
luku forwards, and by them con
verted into points.
During the game some of tho en
thusiastic partisans set up a cry of
cheat against tho officials. This is
always regrettable. It s hard to
get competent officials to take charge
of games of this kind, for this very
reason. It is almost invariably tho
case, however, that thoso who know
least about tho game, are the very
ones to set up tho cry of unfairness.
To those who wero unbiased it
looked as though tho games wero
fairly contested, and fairly judged,
and both teams showed tho highest
degree of sportsmanship throughout.
Mrs. W. S. Chillingworth do
serves the bulk of the credit for
bringing the girls hero. Sho mado
the arrangements, and with the
assistance of friends saw that the
Honolulu team .wero entertained
8. Vocal-rSalambo's Invocation
toTaqith II. Gilbert
9. Vocal O, A tho Airts tho. . . . ,
Wind Can Blow. . . .E. J. Loder
10. Monologue Buying Shoes... .'.
11. Violin (a) Flower Song. Lango
(bj Cavatina J. Raff
12. Vocal Sjhadow Town..F. Lynes