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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1912.
Discusses the Kahului Wharf and Other
Matters of Interests.
The Maui Chamber of Commerce
met in the County Supervisor's
meeting room, F. P. Baldwin, Pre
sident presiding and D. II. Case,
Secretary. There were 21 members
present. After voting to admit
several applicants for membership,
Secretary D. II. Caso read a com
munication from Marston Campbell
of the Harbor Commission in reply
to letters concerning the Kahului
wharf matter- saying the subject
was very important and "needed
considerable thought before a deci
sion could be made."
Mr. Pogue took the floor and said
he for one favored a ship's wharf at
Kihei and to let go of the matter of
having the government purchase
the Claudine wharf at Kahului.
He thought by building a ship's
wharf at Kihei, Maui, will have two
hip's wharves instead of only one
and that if the government spent
money to purchase the Kahului
wharf that will be the end of the
matter of a ship's wharf at Kihei.
Mr. A. P. Tavares wanted to keep
faith with the voters and have the
830,000 appropriated for purchasing
the wharf at Kahului spent for that
rjuroose as against transferring it
to be spent for a new ship's wharf
n t. V ilinS .
Mr. Lufkin thought a steamer
wharf at Lahaina would accommo
. date more people than one at Kihei
Mr. 11. A. uaiuwm iavorea a
at Kihei which ha thought
be an important improve-
Experiments Give Encouraging Results
Says Expert Wilcox.
Mr. rogue stated the engineers
estimate for a ship's wharf at Kihei
was a round $100,000, and moved
the entire matter bo relerretl to a
special committee of three empow
ered to keep after the harbor com
mission about the Kahului wharf
and the Kihei wharf until some
thing is done. The motion carried
and the Chair appointed Messrs.
PoKue, Caso and Lindsay on the
The communication of the Hilo
Board of Trade inviting the Maui
Chamber to send delegates to take
part in a civic convention to be held
in Hilo, September 12th, was read.
On motion by Mr. Wadsworth
the Maui Chamber of Commerce
voted to accept the invitation and
to send five delegates to bo appoint
ed by the Chair, and the following
appointments were made to repre
sent Maui at said convention. D
C. Lindsay, to represent commor
cial and banking interests; H. A.
Baldwin, sugar and pineapple in
dustry; Win. P. Pogue, land and
water transportation ; L. von Temp
sky, cattle ranching: Worth O.
Aiken, homesteads and small farm
ing, and on motion by Mr, Lufkin
W. H. Field was appointed a dele
gate on the subject of tourist travel
Tho delegates were authorized to
appoint substitutes in caso business
reason interfered with going in
On motion by Mr. Von Tempsky
the appointment of a delegate to
represent the rubber industry was
Mr. Poguo stated tho Maui Loan
Fund Commission was getting ready
to spend in public improvements
$158,000 and wanted tho advice of
the Chamber of Commerce on the
subject. The commission had gone
ahead and proposed putting in the
following improvements: belt road
for Molokai $5,000. Bridges for
Lahaina $6,000. New road Kakipi
orablo in scientific and com-
mercial ways is the result of the
tests which have been made in the
forest of rubber trees on tho island
of Hawaii. The trees cover an area
of six thousand acres, are full
grown unit reaiiy to lap. liieir
yield is enormous and comes in
greater quantities than usual. The
milk has produced sixty per cent
chicle gum and seventeen . per cent
ubbcr. Just which one of these
materials to extract and market
will have to be determined by tho
condition of the market. Rubber is
graded by its elasticity, and that
produced on these trees is not first
quality and there is little spring in
it. This rubber is valuable how
ever, and is used for making ma
chine belts and other articles which
do not demand the elastic qualities.
An uncommon feature of the latex
of these trees is that it can bo
shipped any great distance without
harm. It does not coagulate easily
and this will lessen the expense of
collecting it. Dr. Wilcox estimated
that one man could tap one hun
dred trees in a day or produce
eight pounds of chicle or nine
pounds of rubber. Chicle gum has
a market value of from 53 cents to
85 cents per pound or an average of
75 cents, making allowances for
fluctuating market. Its commercial
value over the rubber is undoubted'
as tho very highest grade which
comes from Ceylon is only com
manding $1.19 per pound, while
the lower grades are much less.
n estimate that 320 pounds
could be gathered annually from
from each acre was made by Dr.
Wilcox and as the trees are ready
for tapping the expense entailed in
collecting tho latex, not including
the refining or shipping, would not
exceed five cents for each pound
As it can be easily shipped in the
raw condition, it will probably be
sent to the manufacturers in that
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6. Dr. Olver Carson
physician, committed suicide, lie was a believer in spiritualism
wished to join tho spirit of his dead daughter.
WAbHINtHON, Aug. G. President Tuft has accepted the resig
nation of Judge llunford.
Iho bonato committee reported adversely oil cotton tariff revision.
To remain consistent with his previous actions Tuft must veto ail
turiff bills passed this session.
SAL1 LAKE, Aug. G. 1 lie senate committee has begun to probe
into sugar matters here.
LUb ANGELES, Aug. G. In tho Darrow trial, the court ruled
that the prosecution might ask Darrow an impeavhing question based
on tho dictographs records obtained uv the Hums' detectives.
JAUREZ, Aug. 6. Gen Orozoco has notified the citizens of this
city that ha will no longer be responsible for their future safety.
NEW YORK, Aug. 0 A defence fund of $50,000 is being rait-ed
by the police of the city.
CHICAGO, Aug. u. I lie progressive convention opened hero today.
Gov. Johnson of California has been agreed Upon by the leaders for
second place on the tickot. The proposition to nanio a Southern
democrat as first planned was found impossible
Roosevelt arrived yesterday ami made a Speech from the hotel.
Bevnridgo, in a key note speech, denounced' individual government.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7. Llovd Osborne, a well known writer
is dying here.
1UPEKA, Kan., Aug. 7. Roosevelt swept everything before turn
in the state primaries yesterday.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1 . In yesterday s convention it was decided to
throw out both the white and the colored delegates from the state of
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. The attempt made to reach an agree
ment on the battle ship building program yesterday failed.
Its Roosevelt and Johnson.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8. Roosevelt was named head of the Progies
sivo party tickot and Gov. Johnson of California for second place.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. Senate has sustained bill allowing
United States shipping preference rights passing through the Panama
Canal. The action was taken in spite of the opposition of Senator
NEW 'YORK, Aug. 8. The naval department has ordered naval.
demonstrations in New York harbor, fur the Atlantic fleet: in Sa
Francisco for tho Pacific fleet, and the Asiatic fleet at Manila.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. The transcontinental roads have decid
ed to raise the passenger and freight rates.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8. Owing to the non-arrival of the P..
P. Rithet which left Honolulu July 3rd, insurance on her has been
Breezv Notes Telling of the Doings,
Just Over the Dig Hill.
gulch $40,000. New road Keanae
to Nahiku $77,000. New water
works for liana $15,000. Two hun
dred thousand gallon reservoir at
Paliuli $2,500. Five hundred thou
sand gallon reservoir at Keokea$7,
500. New school house at Hana
$5,000. An unexpended balance
of $3,000 added to the Hana school
house item gives $S,000 available
for that piece of work.
Somo of the members present
criticised tho spending of $77,000
for the Keanae to Nahiku road pre
ferring to have the money spent
for widening road from Kailua to
Mr. Poguo explained tho Kailua
to Keanae road will cost $309,000
according to tho engineers estimates
for a twenty-foot wido road, while
the section from Keanao to Nahiku,
could bo completed for $200,000
according to tho estimates, and is
therefore possible and could bo fin-j
ished from balance of tho third
Mr. Drummond put in a plea
for u road from Keanao to Nahiku
whore there is no road at all at
present except over tho privately
owned ditch trail.
On tho call of tho Chair tho
Chamber voted in favor of tho pro
po'sed road construction from Kea
nao to Nahiku, preferring to remain
in tho" realm of possibilities as
against tackling a $3G9,000 job with
only $200,000 in sight.
HONOLULU, Aug. 3. Poulsen & Co., will again supply the Ad
vertiser with 3000 word news telegram Sunday morning.
The struggle between Brewery Bartlcr.t and the kings of Kakaako
has begun with the chances in favor of kings winning
P. C. Jones was again re-elected President of the of Board
HONOLULU, Aug. 5. The cruiser South Dakota arrived with
broken tail shaft.
Chun Khh Sut has been held for murder of Chinese child that
died from broken skull.
HONOLULU, Aug. 6. Citizens inspected Chinatown Jyesterday
and praised tl e board of health for the improved sanitary conditions
Tho mother of the Chinese child killed last week threatens to kill
The military deserters who escaped from here have not been
Madison who got decision in the last Saturday's events will pro
bably fight Ingle Cooper is resting from the knockout blow.
It is believed tho Republican Party is getting ready to swallow
Cupid once moro.
HONOLULU, Aug. 7. Yesterday aftomoon the captains and
mates of tho Inter-Island steamers walked out on a strike,-and today
no inter-island steamer will sail. Tho strikere stand linn apd the
company is prepared to stand pat. All the captains and mates have
handed in thoir resignations, but it is rumored nuly one has been
Efforts are being made to break the Htrike by having captains from
other steamers taue the places ot tho strikers, superintendent Cdrr
will forward the mails hy government steamers if necessary. Tho
strike was caused by the mQn's objections to deductions of pay caused
by the company discontinuing overtime allowances for extra time in
loading coast steamers.
Promoter MeCrosson says he fails to see wheie Mr. Mann's charg
es against tho Wahiawa water proposition comes in, but believes the
bill to be a good one and will eventually pass.
HONOLULU, Aug. 8. The Captains and Mates are still holding
out on their etriko and tho I. I. S. N. Co. are likewise firm in their
attitude not to give In .to tho strikers. No steamers sailed from Hono
lulu yesterday. Tho James Makee left last evening with the mails
for Maui and Molokai. The Cummins with mails for Kauai but no
passengors were taken.
Clyde Ward Allen was arrested on warrant from Los Angeles for
attempting to conceal assets in bankruptcy. Was booked to leavo for
tho coast but is now, in jail.
Gov. Frear says he is sure that Socrotary Fisher is not coming
The funeral of tho Mikado has been set for the 13th, 14th and
15th day of September.
Alexander May of the Auditor's oliico married Miss Lillian Wil
Dias the wholesale blind piggery was fined $100, but his stock of
liquor was not confiscated.
Tho Territorial Harbor Commission resolved yesterday to let the
new wharf for Mahukona wait. '
Mr. Meyers and Mr. Lnda arrived
by Claudine Saturday, to take up
the survey of tho Hana pipo line.
Mr. Howell, their chief, arrived
overland Sunday. There is an ap
propriation of $20,000 for the in
stallation of this plant and the
money will bo spent in laying a 4
inch pipe direct to tho Waihoo
Spring and tho Kakio Gulch. With
tho power that can be developed an
electric lighting system will be put
in and before Christmas the citizen''
of liana will bo having water and
electricity1 at a nominal rental, s
liana Wharf Jim Morso and his
crew have completed the laying of
the cement casings and inside of a
couple of weeks more the wharf will
Last Wednesday, tho Chalmer's
went out to visit the Anderson's of
Nahiku, tho party consisting of the
Misses Elsie, Aggie, Jean and Annie
Chalmers, tho latter two on a visit
from Hawaii, also Master Joseph
Chalmers. When the machine
reached tho Ulaino tohool house it
came into a collision with the No
gamastu machine coining from low
er Nahiku with a load of passengers.
Outside of a bad shaking up nobody
was nurt nut the machines were
pretty badly damaged.
Tho Kipahulu Japanese being
more patriotic than any of the rest
on 4uaui tool; two days' mourning
before tho death of their beloved
Emperor, and when they were in
formed of his death they took two
days moro. I A couple of men who
were at work for the plantation
'would not lay oil the second two
days as they considered two days
were sufficient. Their countrymen
could not stand this, so they went
to the manager, Mr. Ah Ping, and
demanded that he discharge the
men in question or every Jap would
leavo tho plantation. So tho man
ager receeded and granted their re
quest and now the men aro back at
A fire was made in one of tho
cane fields at Kipahulu to burn of
II a i k u P a u w e i a
Work on W. I. Wells' new house
is progressing rapidly and tho build
ing promises to be one of the most
attractive and roomy homes on the
Prof. P. G. Krauss returned to
Honolulu pn tho last Claudine after
finishing a comfortable house and
barn. Mr. Krauss and family arc
llerriek C. Brown of Honolulu
who has been visiting his father for
a weeic returned on the Ulatidine
and will leave, on tho Wilhelmina
to attend Yale University.
Prof. ' Stanley Living.,ion will
come over on the next steamer to
look after building and planting
operations. Mr. C. C. James will
come at the the same time and for
the same purpose. They will get
in fifteen and ti- "jres of pines
Mrs. A. Turner has com
menced work on her new house.
Her niece and nephew, Marion and
Arthur Brown are with her.
Miss Florence Wood spent tho
week in Haiku looking after her
homestead. Mr. S- 1. Starrett lias
commenced improvements on his
land. Tho drouth is making plow
ing difficult but the homesteaders
havo had two heavy showers this
The California Homestead Asso-:
ciation, though headed by several
California people is composed main
ly of Island residents.
some trash. A high wind was blow
ing at the time and tho fire jumped
into another field and burnt 30
acres of the 1912 crop. As Kipa
hulu is only a small plantation it
will take them some time to get this
cane ground moro so as no rain has
fallen for the last couple of weeks it
will take them quite a time, as they
have had to shut down for lack of
water' Mr. Ah Ping discharged his
head luna on account of the above
accident, holding him responsible
for tho same.
Schooner, Ilonoipo, Capt. Niolson,
arrived Sunday, the 4th inst. She
will take a cargo of 10,000 bags of
liana sugar to the San Francisco
Bro. Francis, who has' been so
journing with Father Francis at
Puuiki for the last two weeks,
leaves for Honolulu by tho Clau
dine. His visit was a pleasant one,
he making tho Haleakala trip from
the Kaupo gap and returning the
same way. 1
Mr. Dovercaux, the new manager
of the Ilium. Storo, expect his wife
and children by tho next Claudine.
HONOLULU, Aug. 9. The strike situation remains unchanged.
The coinpany'6 offer to submit the matter to arbitrators was refused
by Mr. Humphreys, uttorney.for tho strikers. Capt. Tullett says ho
will carry tho matter to Washington charging" tho company with re
bating. The strikers demand a 20 per cent increase in wages in uddition
to claims for back pay. They say tho company must agree by noon
today. The situation is darker than over and bUMiioss men are.gottiug
restless. Both tides are firm in their deterininathn to hold out.
Superintendent Carr has arranged to despatch mail only by tho Intre
pid and the Kukui One will sail fo? Kauai and the other for Maui
today on arrival of tho Tonyo Main.
Kuhio believes business men want him to run independent so they
will not have to vote for him.
Sugar Bill Deadlocked.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. The Houso members on tho Su-ar Bill
Conference Committee serv-d notice on the Senato that they will not
accept the Bristow Lodge Sugar Bill, which wa tho substitute measure
passed by the Senate. Underwood leader of tho House majority says
the Senate hill does not meet tho ideas of tho House.
CHICAGO, Aug. 9. Four women aro named on the National
Conimitteo of the Progressives.
WASHINGTON, Aug., 9. Attorney ID. M. Watson of Honolulu
suffered a stroke of paralysis here this morning and is in a serious
PANAMA, Aug. 9.
capital of Nicaragua.
-Marines have buan ordpiod to ndvanc .on tho
...Ab,nNG ,.A"8- 1 " SiniaUMidoul an auiendmoijt to
William' Canal Bill which, if it becomes law, will permit foreian
built vessels to gut American rogUtry. Owners umstf, however agree to
Bell to tho government in cage of war.