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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, J916.
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THE MAUI NEAS
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. : EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER,
AUGUST 4, 1916.
LET'S HAVE REAL HEALTH IXSPECTIOX OR XO.XE
It isn't likely that any one in Hawaii wishes to have any chances
U i'of letting an epidemic disease slip into these islands. Hut there
a uii.v persons in the Islands who emphatically second the motion to
, ,,-av with the present farce which is called an insicction. Making
ue" allowance for tl occult perspicacity with which quarantine
,rs are claimed to he endowed, no one who lias oeen tnrougn in
,is that "farce" is exactly the right name for the ceremony. Nor
uv honest phvMcian persume to claim that the examination as at
res.nl" made can 'he anything more than perfunctory. I low docs a
arurtine inspector presume to guard the community against malaria
Mok-worm. or amoebic dysentery, for instance: lie simply doesii 1. And
t those are things we are not anxious to have here.
There is j ist two ways that an inspection system can he maintained
i. at will Ui reasonably effectual. The first is to make an individual
i - -imination and inquiry of every passenger arriving at the port, which
would of course be impracticable on account of the time it would re
',uire. Tti- other plan is to have a member of the board of health
.Uached to every passenger vessel. This should be feasible, since pas
'enger vessels all carry physicians anyhow. During a six day voyage a
competent diagnostician should be able to pretty well size up the
, assengers and have time to make minute examination of any doubtful
Uses. This work should probably be done through the Territorial board
.1 h- alth and not through the U. S. Public Health Service.
In this conrvction it would be mighty interesting to know just what
Ihe inspectors in Honolulu have discovered in the way of quarantinable
d'ases, on vessels from the Pacific Coast, during all the years the
present system has been in force, apart from obviously apparent cases
of sickness reported by the ship's physicians.
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H ALEAK ALA AS AX OBSERVATORY SITE
The advantages of the summit of Haleakala as the site for a meti? r
ological station, as pointed out by Weather Bureau Director Hamnck
who visited Maui last week, has again brought to attention the potential
scientific importance of Maui's great mountain. As the location for an
agronomical observatory there are probably few places in the wor d
more favorably situated. Its elevation of 10,000 feet would probably
make possible the employment of telescopes of grater magnification
than at any of the present great observatories; while its frfeedom trom
violent temierature fluctuations, atmospheric vapors, mountain ranges,
or other obstructions to vision would sdem to make it unique, but
probably the greatest advantage of all is the est rente accessibility of this
mountain, a factor which can scarcely be appreciated by one not familiar
with the Islands. It would seem well worth while for the chamber of
commerce to take this matter up, possibly through Mr. Hamnck, with
the idea of interesting if possible, some of the great scientific associa
tions in such a project.
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When Manager Alexander Valentine, of tbe Olowalu plantation
was discharged by District Magistrate Philip Pali, after conviction of
having caused damage to the new macadam road by having a steam plow
-ngi le driven over it, he got off much too easily, according to the Kohala
Jidget, which declares that a dark cell would have about fitted the case,
it's perhaps lucky for Manager Valentine that he doesn't hvt in Kohala
which is slowly but surely being pulled up out of the mud by the zealous
W-road efforts of the Midget. Here on Maui we don t take road
Vilt.nfin ie Viv no means the first plantation
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.(fender in this same manner, but so far as we know he is the first oil;
who was ever even slapped on the wrist ior u.
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iu ..a iU Imnrpssinn that a reform school is
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, i ji;nn,.nt MiiUla-n Annarentlv this is only
.he proper piace io scuu uumvim , ,- , .
-.artiy true. Maui has just sent a bad girl down to Honolulu who is too
u. ;rU' nc histr.a school, so me su ii-nincimcin "v
. . . .1.. : c,.im t.nt a Vip wasn't insane that only
tried IO put WT in wic insane ; , -
. K ,u i in t ip Onecn's Hosinta unuer some
.ori:ea tor one nigui. Aww a.. - .
rete ' while the authorities are trying to wish for tlmselves some
of an institution iust to fit Marias case. It is a.together
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,rtunate affair, but no aouui uie iucu iuuh -
to commit only docile girls to the Honolulu institution.
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'erhaps Chemist Johnson, of the Hawaii experiment station didn't
Aer what was ailing the pineapplfs at Wahiawa nor the remedy,
i' a,.s a lot of tl-fc scientific high-brows knew all about it long ago
s tiie' claim now. Perhaps also the pineapple growers who have lost
ousuVis of dollars during the past lew years for lack of this knowledge
iM subscribe to a medal for these chemists who knew but d-dn t tell,
nd again, perhaps you've got another guess coming.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 3 Warren K. Billings is singk-d out
as the suit-case man who had bomb. Grand jury yesterday returned o
indictments in case, naming 5 suspects.
TOKIO August 3 Eldest son of king of Korea, Prince Kikon, and
1M uess Masaka, eldest daughter of Prince Nashimote, member ot Jap-a.-r
c imperial family, are engaged.
1IANGHAI, August 3 -Chines legislature is reported to be
king in harmony at last. Revolutionists of Shanghai set fire to city
j ' lunkow. Hundreds leap into river to avoid flames.
LONDON, August 3 Sir Roger Casement, leader of Irish rebel-.
'ion, stripped of all titles, and is to be executed today. He has embraced
catholic religion and bids members of his family farewell. The hanging
will be private.
WASHINGTON, August 3 Representative Galhgan, of Mas
sachusetts has introduced resolution calling uion president to break oil
diplomatic relations with Great Britain because authorities refused to
permit landing of Thomas Hughes Kelley, treasurer of Irish rthef
NEWPORT NEWS, August 2 German submarine sighted at o
o'clock this morning going at high speed off Tangier Sound. Passengers
arriving here today from coast outside state that one foreign war essel
was sighted off Virginia capes, evidently watching for the Deutschland.
PARIS, August 2 North of Somme today French took some forti
fied German' works near Hem woods. On the right bank of the Meuse
river engagements are extending from Chenois woods to Damloup. Ger
mans gain little ground at Vaux le Chapitre woods and Chenois.
TORONTO, August 2 Canadian forest fires cost many lives.
Fstimated 500 have perished in northern Ontario. Quebec sends aid
to illages still flaming. Several far-away sections not yet heard from.
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