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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1914
An editorial writer in the San
Jose (Cal.) Mercury Herald recent
ly loaded his pipe with a fresh pill,
but made a mistake in the box.
The result was that his dream of
Hawaii was spoiled by the presence
of frightful hurricanes, horrible
reptile life, and greasy, odorous,
naked savages. The writer drew
this unpleasant picture with the
apparent purpose of offsetting some
of the complimentary things a re
urning San Jose traveler had said
regarding these Islands.
But a champion for Hawaii
quickly appeared in the person of
C. E. Copeland, erstwhile super
vising principal -of the public
schools on a portion of Maui, but
who is now a California resident.
His defense, as it appeared, fol
lows: Editor Mercury Herald: As a
recent settler in the Santa Clara
valley and a prospective resident
here, I was much interested in
your editorial eulogy of May 30
upon our local climate and scenery.
I am sure that it would be difficult
to overpraise the manifold advant
ages and attractions of this section
of the Golden State.
On the other hand, as a resident
for many years of the Hawaiian
Islands, and from a thorough ac
quaintance with conditions there,
I fear that the mis-statements of
fact in your editorial would tend to
discourage tourists and homeseek-
ers from visiting Hawaii. In justice
to the interests of a beautiful
thriving and healthful portion of
our country, I would ask that you
give space to a brief statement of
facts regarding the features of isl
and life upon which your editorial
The main points on which you
seem to have formed totally errone
ous conceptions relate to the pre
valence of hurricanes in the isl
ands; to the infestation of the
islands by snakes; to the supposed
ly savage characteristics of the na
tives, and to the implied absence of
law, order, civilization and moral
ity in the islands outside of Hono
lulu. Your characterization may
be true of Samoa, Fiji or the Phil
lppiues today, but is in no wise
true of Hawaii.
As a matter of fact, the Ha
waiian islands occupy an area in
which no hurricane or other des
tructive wind has even been known
The northeast trade wind, cooling
and beneficent, and the rainy Kona
or south wind, fan and water the
islands, but never bring destruc
No snakes of any kind have ever
existed in Hawaii, and so careful
are the authorities that none shall
be brought in that traveling shows
and menageries are forbidden to
bring even caged reptiles ashore
Picnickers and campers in Hawaii
never hear the hiss or rattle of any
deadly snake, and the verdure
clad mountains are as free from
danger of snake bite as the parlor
of your home in San Jose.
As to the implacable insect ene
mies," the only one which amounts
y a pest is the mosquito, and it is
neither more numerous nor more
ferocious than are California mos
quitoes at certain seasons. Nor do
all the insects of Hawaii combined
constitute such a menace to human
health and comfort as do the flies
of the Santa Clara valley in the
bo far from being numerous
well-fleshed and well-oiled," and
"known bv presence, though to
sight unseen,' the native Ha
waiians are relatively few and rap
idly diminishing in number. The
bulk of the population of Hawai
is non. Hawaiian. It is very doubt
ful whether the average Hawaiian
carries more avoirdupois than the
average Caucasian, and since the
practice of oiling the body is un
known to Hawaiians, except pos
sibly among a few fishermen,
those natives whose presence is
"known though unseen" probably
manifest their proximity by their
tuneful music rather than by the
odoriferous qualities implied by
Civilization was planted in Ha
waii by missionaries from New
England. For nearly a century
the Hawaiians have lived under
laws modeled upon the famous
"Blue Laws" of Connecticut, and
it is doubtful whether either in
clothing or in conduct the Ha
waiians are less decorous than the
people of other civilized countries.
The olden heathen songs, dances
and clothing are preserved in
Honolulu dance houses and other
places of surreptitious amusement
for the delectation of the tourist
only. It would be difficult to
imagine a more quiet, orderly,
commonplace manner of living
than that of the Hawaiians of the
present. The "island life novel
and full of incident" which you
mention lies along the cocktail
route, and is especially staged for
the benefit of the curious and cre
So well are the islands policed
that either in the city or out of it
the tourist who attempted "to
strike into forbidden paths of na
ture's choosing" would very quick
ly find himself in the calaboose.
I hope I have made it plain that
the visitor to Hawaii may enjoy its
tropical climate and vegetation, its
rugged scenery and incomparable
sea bathing without fear of hurri
canes, snakes or savages, and that
while there he will reside in a
community as orderly, law-abiding
and safe as is to be found any-
Very truly yours,
C. E. COPELAND,
The following passengers arrived
on the Claudiue from Honolulu,
last Tuesday: Mr. and Mrs. D
K. Haapili, Miss Hoapili, Webb
and wife, Miss E. Goo, Bonner and
wife, Cyril Tucker, W. O. Smith
Mrs. W. O. Smith, Miss A. Stark
weather, Miss E. Meuter, Miss E.
Cottrell, Miss D. Keiki, Miss Annie
Asam, Mrs. C. B. Cottrell, R. Cri-
chton, R. Arrah, Miss Oakley
Pryor, Ragan, Belgrave, Baker,
Hotch, Miss C. Aholo, Mrs. E.
Werner, Mrs. M. Kui Kalui, Miss
M. Kamanu, Miss Sarah P. Kaai
Hanna, Blyden. Berrell, Count
Mr. and Mrs. Jas, Palan, Mrs
Agnes, Spencer, Mrs. Wm. Chung
Hoon, Sr', Mrs. L. Aholo, Mrs
W. L. Bower, Mrs. R. Kapela
Mrs. D. K. Watson, Mr. and Mrs
F. Nobriga, Miss Jessie Mauu
Parnell Manu, J. H. S. Kaleo.
Low Price of Rubber
Prevents Tapping inNahiku
Guy H. Buttolph, who returned
to Honolulu last week after making
an inspection of the Nahiku rubber
district, reported tnat the plantati
ous are in good condition, but that
owing to the low price of rubber at
present, the companies are not tap
ping, Should the price of planta
tion rubber advance to 65 or 70
cents per pound, tapping will be
resumed, The 200 acres of roselle
fruit, planted this year as an inter
crop with the rubber, gives promise
of yielding as heavily as last year
in which case the Nahiku Rubber
Company will make a fair profit in
dependently of the main product
Doctors on Yacation
Dr. William Osmers, government
physician, was granted a leave of
absence of a month or more by th
Board of Supervisors this week
Dr. Osmers expects to be absent
during August and possibly a part
of September. His place will be
filled by Dr, A. C. Rothrock, of the
Queen's hospital, who is at present
substituting for Dr. Sawyer, of
Puuuene, who is takinga vacation
Telegraph News of the Week
HONOLULU, July 10. L. A. Thurston gives his version of pub
lication of map which led to resignation of Caldwell. Was public
property and in no sense that of Governor who had made no more
than a few ''curly cues" on original drawing.
Word received from Sun Yet Sen who pars China must be repub
lie in fact as well as in name.
Charles R. Forbes, superintendent, Spalding Construction Co.,
may succeed Caldwell as Superintendent of Public Works.
Claudius McBride, at helm of auto, figured in 2 accidents yester
day. Other machine damaged. Claudius uninjured.
Mrs. Helena Krueger, died yesterday. Mother of 2 swimmers.
Wife of jeweler.
Brewery mess may be probed by grand jury today.
Sixty-one Siwash Indians are among crew of Milwaukee.
A. L. Castle, announced candidacy for Senate.
HONOLULU, July 9. George Allen indicted for forging name of
Resignation of J. W. Caldwell, Superintendent Public Works,
Inch has been in Governor's hands for months, accepted yesterday.
No successor named or considered as yet.
City Editor Wayne, Star-Bulletin, on carpet again today to tell of
eak in grand jury.
Reports from Kauai favorable to candidacy of Rice.
Mayor Fern declines to give result of caucus decision in Miehlstein
Cruiser Milwaukee, with 400 Naval reserve recruits, in port.
Progressive party platform is ready.
Estimated cost of Carnival next year, $13,G00. County circus
will be principal attraction and will last one day.
HONOLULU, July 8. Miehlstein will he given chance to resign
as plumbing inspector.
Will Wayne, city editor Star-Bulletin, before grand jury, to ex
plain leak from inquisitorial body. Declined to tell and is given un
til 10 o'clock this morning by Judge demons to answer.
Kahuku Mill's crop is 11,050 tons. Largest in history of mill.
Letters from Washington say Congress never BeriousJy considered
plan to establish leper colony here.
Kuhio declares himself a republican and will begin campaign on
Maui tomorrow. Leaves for that island today.
Investigation into Scully's place at Waikiki seems like farce.
Charlie Lynch shows up badly in an affidavit to statement regard
ing deal and is allowed to transfer license to Chinese firm.
ine blowing out ot a gasket in engine ol steamer Keauhou, was
cause of distress signals from vessel early yesterday morning.
Kaimuki-ites spread the gosple of Rice at big meeting last night
HONOLULU, July 7. Miehlstein admits charges of graft and
claims it was his priviledge. Says supervisors have no right to inter
fere with his private business. Decision tonight.
Mrs. D. P. McGregor seeks license to run rent automobile.
Governor Pinkham sent strong letter to Washington telling of
needs of harbor extension, dwelling particularly on Kulihi project.
Board of Education decides Hawaii is to have 9 new schools
Waiakea, Kaipoha, Kupuku, llonomu, Kaauluea, Pahala, Honoma-
kau, Halawa, Makapala, and Paauilo.
Federal grand jury investigating Cyrus Green case as well as that
against J. D. Prosser for statutory offense. W. C. Hodges and wife
appearing against him.
HONOLULU, July 6. Summary of swimming events San Fran
Cisco Saturday: Duke won 100 yards in 54 1-5; Raphael, of Chicago,
2nd. '220 yards won by Duke, McGilvery, 2nd. Dolly Mings won 50
yards for women in 33 1-5. Yesterday's Bwim Raphael tooic 50 yards
in 24 1-5, Duke 2nd, Small, 3rd. Came in a bunch. 440 yards won
by Langer in new world's record 5:22 1-5. Relay won by Chicago
Healani, 2nd: Hui Nalu, 3rd; Olympic Club, 4th. New American re
cord by Chicago, 44 3-5. 220 yard breast Btroke won by McDermott
in 49 4-5. Studman, 2nd; McGilvery, 3rd. Total points of meet
Chicago, 44; Hui Nalu, 19; Los Angeles, 13; Healani, 7; Olympic, 7
Duke believed to have been tired out from Friday's elimination.
Pacheco says graft probe, which continues tonight, will be
WASHINGTON, July 10. Wilson's anti-trust policy criticized in
Senate by prominent republicans. Congress is accused of disregarding
dictates of conscience in accepting ready made program.
OYSTER BAY, July 10. Col. Roosevelt may yet be forced to ac
cept nomination as governor of New York,
SEWARD, Alaska, July 10. All volcanoes along western penin
Bula are showing signs of activity, as far west as Seward and Aleutian
VALLEJO, July 10. Submarine flotilla, ordered to sail for
Honolulu July 20.
CHICAGO, July 10. Despite record grain crop, price of meats
are to be advanced, according to packing house employes.
WASHINGTON, July 9 Report from Saltillo yesterday that
Carranza would refuse to meet any federal representative with whom
it was expected he would talk plans for armistice, received here with
disappointment. It was upon this that administration based its hop
of success in Niagara Falls discussions.
Is announced that government received from Greece, $12,535,
275.96 for battleships.
Senate refused to eliminate from sundry civil service bill, tl
labor exemption clause, and this in spite of petitions from civic bodie
PORTLAND, July 9. With exception of fish code, all petition
filed by Stop, Look and Listen League will be urged by the organiza
tion. Will have place on ballot in next election.
GUAYMAS, July 9. Entire 5th Battalion, comprising Huerta
principal forces in defense of this place, yesterday raised flag of Con
stitutionalists. Two more battalions to follow suit.
LAREDO, July 9. Carranza has given it as his opinion that
strong military government is needed until after regular elections.
rsOME, July 9. Uapt. Kobt. liartlett, ot wrecked Karluk, say
he knows nothing of reported death of seven additional members of
1 UKK1A 1LA1A, July U. several shots last night Irom gu
i boat Machias stopped rebels from reckless firing.
DURAZZO, Albania, July 9. Apparent that reign of William
Neid, as ruler of Albania is fast nearing end. Powers conferring with
view to forming international committee to resume control.
VANCOUVER, July 9. Hindus give up fight to enter Canada
and oak government to provision vessel.
NEW YORK, July 8. Upton Sinclair who was fined 15 and in
default 3 days in jail, was saved from hunger strike by wife paying
WASHINGTON, July 8. Reports that Huerta soldiers are pre
paring to mutiny confirmed by Funston.
YeBterday, Chief Spopee, of Blackfoot tribe, was released from
prison after serving 34 years for murder committed in self defense.
Reports just completed by government contain information that
8.8 percent only of foreign goods have been brought into U. S. since
new tariff went into effect.
SEATTLE, July 8. Japanese cruisers sailed for Orient yester
day. ST. PAUL, July 8. Election of David Starr Jordan to presidency
National Educational Society, is assured.
OYSTER BAY, July 8. Despite doctor's orders, Roosevelt will
engage in Bull Moose campaign throughout New York state.
NEW ORLEANS, July 8. Second death from plague occurred
yesterday. Dr. Blue continuing campaign against it.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8. Ground for Hawaii building broken
yesterday. Unique ceremonies. Attendance 2000.
VANCOUVER, July 7. Court of appeals decided against landing
of Hindus at this place.
SAN ANTONIO, July 7. Silliman would have Huerta spared if
he is captured in fall of City of Mexico. ;CSS3
WASHINGTON, July 7. Congress refused to appropriate $200,-
000 for Salem sufferers.
Minister to Greece Fred Williams, has resigned. Was charged
President Wilson and leaders of House, agreed upon a measure
that will substantially give Philippines self government. Believed to
be on lines of Jones bill.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7. Gov. Johnson opposes parole of
Ruef. Prisoner not allowed to appear in person to argue. Governor
says he is to be treated like any othr felon, and will probably serve
half of his 10 years' sentence for violation of orders of warden.
Special privileges been withdrawn.
NEW YORK, July 7. Herman Dietz and son charged with
smuggling diamonds worth half million.
CHICAGO, July 7. Man, wife, daughter and infant found dead
n beds. No motive apparent. Had been murdered with hatchet.
SKAGWAY, Alaska, July 6. Party of excursionists in lannch en
route to Juneau drowned when boat capsized.
BUTTE, July 6. Miner who stabbed mayor died from shot in
flicted by mayor when he was down and almost out.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 6. Balfour Guthrie wharf destroyed by
fire. Loss $150,000.
NEW ORLEANS, July 6. Dr. Blue, reports plague situation
satisfactory. Ministers yesterday, urged war on plague.
SAN DIEGO, July 6. Arrangements have been completed for
yacht race between San Diego and Honolulu next year.
NEW YORK, July 6. Evidence discovered yesterday shows
Caron used room in tenement house where bomb exploded for printing
inflamatory for I. W. W. and for manufacturing explosives.
HAMMONDSPORT, July 6 Glen Curtis piloted American aero
plane with one motor in operation and carried 1500 pounds, keeping
machine at altitude of several hundred feet.
LONDON, July 8. Willie Ritchie lost decision to Welch, 20th
round, on points. Langford and Johnson matched. Same terms to
Johnson that were paid in Moran fight.
VERA CRUZ, July 8. Mutinous Huerta troops, planning out
break and attack on American lines.
TORREON, July 8. Villa and Carranza may re-unite. Villa to
be subordinate. Gen. Angeles has been dismissed bv Villa.
TOULON, France, July 8. Submarine Calypso, sunk by destroy
er yesterday. Crew saved.
BERLIN, J uly 8. Kam falling continuously in torrents during
last 24 hours. Portion of city under water.
LONDON, July 7. House of Lords passes to 2nd reading measure
intended to give opposing counties opportunity to remain out of new
government for six years.
SATJMUR, France, July 7. Legagneaux, the French aviator,
killed during flight yesterday. Had completed second loop when pro
EDlJNUulitill, July 7. King (Jeorgo and Queen Mary met by
large delegation suffragettes who hurled literature at them.
UIll OF MEXICO, July 7. Returns of election show light
Alcocer, minister of interior, has been succedod by Moheno as
minister of commerce who will fill both positions.
SALTILLO, July 7. Carranza and Villa have made up and will
combine against Huerta.
MAZATLAN July 6 Fourth celebrated here. Food landed at
besieged port providing holiday feast. Federal governor sent compli
ments and expressed wish to exchange calls with American admiral.
CITY OF MEXICO, July 6. Returns from various sections, indi
cate re-election of Huerta, and whole legislative assembly.
SALTILLO, July 0. Constitutionalist .army of 3500 men will
move tawards City of Mexico. Six constitutionalist aeroplanes have
TORREON, July 6. Carranza and Villa have reached agreement
after representatives held conference last night.
VERA CRUZ, July 6. Zapata forces will unite with Huerta.
Zapata has been working independent of Villa and Carranza.
The Catholic church and school at
Lahaiua have keen granted a flat rate for
use of water, through action of thesuper
visors. The action confirms a previous
authorization made some time ago, but
which for some reason miscarried in
course of its execution.
The board on Wednesday granted to
the Maluluui hospital, an X-ray ap
paratus to cost not to exceed $250.
George R. Carter, leader of the Pro
gressive party, applied to the county
clerk for a copy of the list of registered
voters in the county. The Board was
advised that there are no copies of the
list available, save the one oflicial com
pilation. It was decided to have the list
printed about three weeks before the
primary election, September ia.