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WAILUKU, MAUI, H., SATURDAY, MAY 11,-1912.
Will the Race
SPECIAL TO THE MAUI EVK.
At a Meeting Wednesday Afternoon the
Fruit Fly Situation Was Discussed.
The matter of fighting the fruit
fly on Mtiui was discussed at .n
meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce thin week, and the report of
the committee in charge of the work
here was read by chairman Williams.
So fur the" only district on Maui
where the pest has made its appear
ance is in Wailuku. In the mean
time the quarantine regulations are
being strictly enforced.
Mr Hugh Howell presented a map
of the Kihei harbor for the inspec
tion of the members, and also told
of his findings as regards the most
suitable location for a ships landing.
Ho recommends that the new wharf
be built at a point about half a mile
nearer Wailuku than is the present
lauding. His contention is that a
wharf at this point will have a
much better foundation, necessitate
a lesser expenditure o! money, and
be more .convenient for travel.
The Chamber unanimously en
dorsed Mr. Howell's recommenda
tion, and the secretary was in
structed to so notify the Harbor
Mr. Haldwin stated tnat it was
necessary for the Harbor Commis
sion to specify where they intended
to build the wharf, before the pro
perty could be deeded to the Terri
tory, as the property the present
landing belonged to the H. P. Bald
win Co., Ltd., w'hile the new site
recommended by Mr. Howell be
longed to the H. C & S. Co.
From correspondence read it seems
that the Harbor Commission will
put the wharf wherever the people
of Maui want it, so now there seems
no reaBon for any further delay.
A petition was presented for the
endorsement of the Chamber, pray
ing that the Loan Fund Commis-
- sion straighten some of the danger
ous curves on the pali between Wai
luku and Lahaina. This petition
was endorsed, and a committee ap-
- pointed composed of Hugh Howell,
H. B. Penhallow, Win. Henning, J
J. Walsh and R. A. Wadsworth to
confer with the Loan Fund Commis
sion regarding the expenditure of
all funds. There being no further
business before the Chamber it ad
Silver Mine on Maui.
Last Saturday afternoon; while
gang of road men under George
Weight were excavating just off tho
road by the slaughterhouse, they
came upon a small cache of silver
coins. A large amount of the dirt
had been carted away before the
coins were discovered. Altogether,
eight American nan dollars were
picked up, tho dates ranging from
1861 to 18(5. Tins una is a very
unusual one, as at tho time when
coins of these dates were in general
circulation, -very little American
money was to bo found in Hawaii
Tho Paia Orpheum is planning' to
give their patrons some high class
vaudeville tonight and Monday
night. The management has secur
ed the FrancioDainty Co., slack
wire and trick', bicyclo artists, and
they are said to bo exceedingly
clever. Tha bald head row should
be well filled by these performances,
as the lady performing in the team
& both "Dainty" and smart.
Prophecy of a Medical Professor That
Is Not Likely to Be Fulfilled.
Reversing the thesis of Malthus,
that population in all times has
tended to outgrow subsistence, Dr.
William Charles White, professor of
medicine in tho University of Pitts
burg, confesses his belief that the
human race gradually will extin
In a lecture- at Lehigh University
on tho 'Conservation of Children,"
Dr. White said: "Among the
prominent sources of loss are the
espiratory diseases, which cause so
much sickness and death. Most of
these diseases are the result of low
esistenoe in children, caused by
poor food and poor air, in addition
to the sources of infection spread by
coughing, sneezing or spitting."
The ravages of tuberculosis arc,
of course, well known, but the
m jvement against the disease which
has been under way during the last
few years gives promise that within
short time it will be well under
control. Certainly fewer deaths
from this source are recorded now
than was the case some years ago
How Professor White can believe
that the race will extinguish itself,
in view of the well-established fact
that the death rate in civilized
countries is rapidly falling and that
the average ago of mankind has in
creased more than 10 per cent in
the last half century, it is difficult
to see. That there has been a gen
eral advance in national and civic
cleanliness and hygiene, together
with increasing successful provision
for the sick and for old ago, is uni
versally Known, and the results can
not, but operate against tho extin
guishment of which Professor White
Iho health of a people is very
argely a matter of economics and,
environment. Iho comparatively
short lives of tho very poor are due
to the insanitary conditions of the
slums iii which many of them are
compelled to dwell. But society is
surely, if slowly, improving these
conditions, and with the im
provement is coming a longer lease
Together with the decreasing
death rate there is to be considered
the diminishing birth rate as a fur
ther answer to Professor "White's
pessimistic prediction. Although
on the surface tho decrease of popu
lation, proportionately, may seem
to be an economic question, at bot
tom it is intellectual and esthetic.
According as the desire to rise in
the industrial, intellectual or esthet
ic world increases, the birth rate
It is coming about, therefore,
that not only do people nowadays
livo longer than they used to, but
that they enjoy lifo more. Under
such conditions tho race is in little
danger of extinction.
Homesteaders at Work.
The settlers who took up home
steads on the 1200-acro Pauwela-
Kuiaha tract in February are al
ready making a showing. Most of
the members of the Lindsay Settle
ment Association have- already
cleared and plowed a considerable
portion of their lands and some
have already planted pines. Several
of the. members of tho California
Association, most of whom did not
livo on Maui, have moved upon
their lots and others will do so dur-
I ing the coming summers
Herrick Brown, one of tho Wahi
Home Rule Passes.
LONDON, May 10. Tho home
ing in the ilouee ot Uommons yesterday. 1 he attack on the bill was
bittor, especially from the Irish members.
EAGLE PASS, May 10. Four
last night. They were disarmed after a fierce struggle.
LOS ANGELES, May 10. The
aire contractor, and Mrs. Anna Dewey were found in the woman s
apartments yesterday morning. The police say the woman killed the
man and then committed suicide.
LOS ANGELES, Mny 10.
audience last night. He made a bitter attack on Rouvevelt.
Roosevelt Wins Texas.
DALLAS', Texas, May 9.
gates' to the State Convention.
liean convention have been instructed for
POTTSVILLE, May 8. A battle between the police and 500
miners has-resulted in threo men
SAN DIEGO, May 9 Fifty
have been arrested. Eight rifles,
were cuscoveico ana ccnnscaieu.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 9.
official dedication of the site for the
was presented with leis.
LONDON, May 8. The Turkish
that he has won a great victory, and
LOS ANGELES, May 8. A
arrested for stealing diamonds from
HONOLULU, May 10. Professor Cunning has bet n jailed here
on complaint of his wife, who charges that he threatened to kill her,
lhe defenders of Uahu yesterday
the military manoeuvers.
Marconi officials cabled Manager Balch yesterday that the big
wireless station would be situated
Dr. Clark of the" immigration
look up records.
Rodrigues, the escaped convict
XT f T T TTT TT C f M I
xiuinuijuIjU, iuay . i no Arao pairoi nas muae a great nit on
the coast. The patrol drilled at
other patiols, and was unanimously
The Marconi wireless will be
est powered stations in the world
lhe Elks have received an
The military is under canvas
dor the direction of General Bell,
HONOLULU, May 6. The Lord-Young company may sue the
Loan Fund Commission.
Caples quit in the sixth round of his fight with McCarthy. He
showed gameness, but was outclassed.
Miller was put out in the second round by Ingle, and McRitehio
waB beaten by Wahilani.
The Orpheum, Empire, Savoy and Park theatres are offered for
rent for business blocks.
The yacht Hawaii leaves for the coast today.
HONOLULU, May 4. Governor Frear expresses himself as
pleased over the land decision. He says the plantations should be'
satisfied with it.
Davies & Co., take over the Kukaiau plantation today.
The office of Superintendent of Public Works lies between White
houBe and Albert Horner.
awa pioneers, and his son,
arrived hero last week with several
horses and equipment for improv
ing his land. He will go upon his
property at once. Owen Starkoy,
a settler from California, has been
living on his land for somo time,
and has a portion of it cleared and
C. C. James and Prof. F. G.
Krauss, and Will J. Cooper, of
Honolulu were hero looking over
their lots. All of these gentlemen
have begun improving their lots
and expect to have about ten acres
of pines planted before fall. Mr.
James and Mr. Krauss expect to
rule bill passed the peeond read
hundred federal 'troops revolted
bodies of Peter Walker, a million
Secretary Knox addressed
Roosevelt wins a majority of the d'ele-
-Four delegates to tho repub
being fatally wounded.
Industrial Workers of the World
and two casks of nitro glycerine
Secretary Knox was present at
Hawaii building ut the fair.
governor at Rhodes hus wired
captured 1000 Italians
marine on tho Maryland has been
the wife of Secretary Knox valued
defeated the uttacking party in
bureau, leaves for Manchuria to
has been caught at Luio.
l .11 I .
Puseadena in competition with ninu
given first honors.
centered in Hawaii, and one of high
will be built here.
offer to sell the old Y. M. C. A.
at the Jones ranch. Thoy are
who arrived. on the Lurline.
build houses very shortly and to
move their families over in June or
Word has been received from J.
W. Sauer, of Coachella, California,
advising that ho will bo here in
August with his family, by which
time he will have closed his busi
ness on the coast. Mr. Sauer is a
professional small farmer, and has
made good in tho Imperial Valley
country of Southern California, but
ho is leaving there to escape tho
severely hot climate. When he
was here in February ho was great
ly impressed with tho lot ho drew
m tho new homesteads.
Chief Forester llosmer Tells of the
Work of Planting Trees.
In the report of the Board of
tVgriculture in Honolulu last- Satur
day, Chief Forester Hosmer has tho
following to say regarding tree
planting on Maui :
'At Wailuku I arranged with II.
B. Penhallow, manager of the Wai
luku Sugar Company, details in re
gard to the planting of a .portion of
tho government land of Polipoli, set
apart last year as a part of the West
Maui forest reserve. I also had a
general look at the planting which
tho Wailuku Sugar Company has
been carrying on on its private lands
on the lower slopes of tho hills above
its cane fields, baekjof Wailuku. The
notable thing hero is the excellent
start which Ix.th ironwood and eu
calyptus seedlings, planted outrover
a year ago, are making on the base,
eroding slopes, especially on the
south side of Iao Valley. Not only
arc the little trees doing well but
small as they are, leaves and forest
litter are already beginning to col
lect under them helping to hold the
soil in the little gullies and check
the damage lroin wash. this is
work of high value which cannot
but repay the plantation company
in years to come.
"In addition to the strictly pro
tectivo belts, Mr. Penhallow is also
doing considerable planting of alga-
roba and eucalyptus with the object
of securing a fuel wood supply for
the plantation. In all 11,400 trees
were planted in 1911.
Next I spent several days in the
Koolau district carefully going over
the forest planting work now in
progress along the ditch systems
controlled by the Alexander & Bald
win interests. This planting, for
the most part on government land,
is being done jointly by the Hawai
ian Commercial & Sugar Company
and tho Maui Agricultural Com
puny, under a plan drawn upbyino
last autumn. The general purpose
of tho planting is to establish shelter
belts to assist in the return of the
nativo forest on areaa where large
numbers of trees died a few years
since and to start stands of thrifty
trees in places now without useful
It is encouraging to note that
the naivto Hawaiian forestshows in
dication of recovery. There has ap
parently been no setback sinco the
trees started to grow again and un
dergrowth of certain kinds is con
siderably more in evidence now than
it was a year ago when I visited
"On my return from Kailua, I
stopped for a day with Waldcmar
Hannestad at Kailiili, particularly
to arrange with him about the plant
ing of a portion of tho Makawao for
est reserve, u government land. This
work is being done under an agree
ment made somo two years ago with
tho Maui Agricultural Cympany
whereby trees are being planted in
return for tho right to remove dead
wood. On the fee Bimplo lands be
longing to the Maui Agricultural
Company at Kailiili, Mr. Han
nestad has this winter planted out
alxmt 170,000 seedling trees. Un
usually cold weather has retarded
tho growth of trees all over Maui,
but with tho coming warm months
the trees set out will grow rapidly.
For several years now the Maui
Agricultural Company has planted
about 100 acres,, of forest a year at
Kailiili principally Eucalyptus glo
bulus, E. robusta and Japaneso
Boat Belonging to Raymond Ranch
Has Narrow Escape.
On the last trip of tho "Makena"
from Honolulu, orders were given
for the boat to call at Kahoolawe
and pick up a not for the ranch.
Tho little vessel was taken in as
close as she could go and tho pot
rolled down tho steep ba.lk. There
is a small 'drop and when tho pot
went over this it raised a cloud of
dust that obscured things from
those on shore. When the dust
cleared away it was? seen that the
wind had caught the Makena broad
side on and that she was fast being
swept out to sea with only one man
on her, who did not know whit to
Tho anchor which was down
would not hold her and with a high
sea running the dingey was pushed
out from the shore and tho launch
reached just as she was about to
surge out into, the full force of the
big rollers that were coming bound
ing toward tho shore- The weather
was so bad that she was compelled
to stay there most of the. day before
venturing outside into the channel.
Even then some of the crew did not
like to make the trip as they were
afraid of the engines breaking down.
Plans are now under way for tho
building of another vessel to run
meat from tho Raymond ranch to
Honolulu which will be much larger
than the Makena. The new vessel
which is to he built by John Hughe3
is to bo about the same size as the
Kaena and will havo all the sampan
lines eliminated Sar.
In an interview with Dr. Ray
mond, who is now on' Maui wo
were informed that there is abso
lutely no truth in the 'above, and
that the whole story originated in
the mind of some knocker in Hono
lulu. Pipe Line Extension.
The contract for the construction
of the Kula pipo line extension has
been awarded to Hugh Howell for
tho sum of 17,215. This extension
will run from Waikamoi, tho pres
ent intako to a point about four
miles further on, where tho supply
of water is, much greater than at the
Trails are to bo built along tho
line, and part of the trail will bo
cleared for five feet below and fif
teen feet above of all tho- ferns and
bushes, but not of tho larger trees.
The necessary bonds havo been filed
an'd Mr. Howell will begin work on
the line at once.
Death From Exposure.
Joe Fernandez, tho aged Portu
guese, who wandered away from his
homo in Kula, about two weeks ago,
was found last Tuesday in ono of
the many small gulches which
abound in that'district. The bank
of tho gulch shows that the old
man fell into it, and though ho
could not get out, it does not seem
that ho was badly hurt. His tobacco
has been found at his side, and a
number of burnt matches wero ly
ing about, showing that ho had
smoked while lyig there.
Tho theory of tho polico is that
fill) nVttrtUlllVl tl'lllln ItMnr tlm.n a
getner with the laclc of nourishment
was tho causo of death.