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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1917.
As Play Grounds
How Government h Looking Out For
Enjoyment Of The People Roads
And Trail Important Feature
WASHINGTON That over a mil
lion and a half of people use the Na
tional Forests as playgrounds each
year was the statement made by Hen
ry S. Graves, Ch'ef of the Forest
Service, before the American Forestry
Association, recently. "Located as
. they are," said Mr. Graves, "the Na
tional Forests comprise many regions
of superb scenery and unexcelled
recreation. . In a very real sense these
attractions of the Forests constitute
a natural resource that must be safe
guarded, util'aed, and developed."
' Mr. Graves stated that .a quarter of
a century had passed since the estab
lishment of the first National Forests
by a law which marked the beginning
of a new and more enlightened method
of public land administration. The
nineteenth century land system, he
said, was on wholly of land distribu
tion, which was successful as applied
to non-agricultural lands chiefly valu
able for growing timber. The key
note of the present-day policy Is to
secure such a disposition, use, and
development of the public lands as
will render a maximum service to the
public. "The country has recognized
that public lands of chief value for
forest purposes and essential to pro
tect water resources should remain
under public control," Mr .Graves con
tinued. "The struggle is now on as
to who shall own and control the
public water-power sites, the coal, oil,
phosphate, and potassium deposits
and the common grazing lands that
are not suited to development by in
dividuals under any of the homestead
Eleven States In the East have in
vited the Government to establish Na
tional Forests In their borders by
purchase of mountain lands, while
others have inaugurated a policy of
acquiring State Forests. Underlying
this movement Is the recognized
principle that there are public inter
ests in mountain forests that can not
or will not be safeguardtd under
private ownership. Private ownership
of timberlands has been for the most
part speculative and temporary in
character. Where public interests
are involved the public must protect
itself by direct ownership, co-operation,
and ultimately a measure of
More and more of the larger private
holdings are being posted with "No
Trespassing" signs, Mr. Graves said,
and are closed to the public. "The
closing of private lands points to the
value of publicly owned forest lands
where people living In cities and hot
agricultural regions can find an op
portunity for the refreshment and
recreation that can be secured by a
sojourn in the forests." - '
Innumerable localities on the Na
tional Forests, which are not general
ly known, have a wealth of scenic
beauty, Mr. Graves said. A very
practical problem, he stated, Is that
of opening up and making these great
public properties available for as wide
use as possible by people of little
means as well as by the wealthy.
"In the National Forests of Color
ado alone, there were last summer
676,000 visitors. Thousands came in
vitomohlk's and used the roads built
by the ForeHt Service under the law
which provids that ten percent of all
receipts of the National Forests shall
be spent for road and trail building.
"The recreation features of the Na
tional Forests are fostered in a vari
ety of ways. Areas of scenic value
are set aside as camping sites and are
withdrawn from any use which would
reduce their beauty. Roads and trails
are built by the Forest Service to open
up points of scenic interest, streams
are stocked with flsh, and sites for
summer homes can be leased for long
About 25,600 miles of trails and
3,000 miles of roads have been built
on the forests, Mr. Graves stated.
"Congress has appropriated a special
fund of ten million dollars for road
building on the National Forests,
which will become available at the
rate of a million dollars a year. This
money, added to the quarter of a
million dollars now annually avail
able from the receipts of the forests,
will result in opening up many regions
now inaccessible for industrial use
and also for recreation.
"In developing the recreational re
sources of the forests we are planning
systematically and far ahead. Prob
lems of landscape and sanitary engin
eering present themselves In large
numbers and we have associated with
us a distinguished landscape engineer
to gu'de our work. Our system of
scenic highways when worked out
will be comprehensive in character,
and ultimately routes of tourist travel
will be furn'shed with comfortable
hotels and rest houses. This develop
ment will be of great economic im
portance to the local communities,
both on account of the added business
which the tourist trade will bring and
the permanent Improvements which
will be made."
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Keahua Ranch Com
pany, Ltd., will be held at the office
of the Company at Paia, Maui, on Sat
urday, February 17th, 1917, at 10:30
J. MacLaren Secretary.
A meeting of the Stockholders
of the Hugh Howell Engineering Co.,
Ltd. will be held at the office of the
company In Wailuku, Maui, on Satur
day, February 17th, 1917 at 2 P. M.
PAUL F. LADA, Secretary.
(Feb. 9, 16.)
The annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the Haleakakla Ranch Com
pany will be held at the office of the
Company at Paia, Maul on Saturday,
February 17th, 1917, at 10 o'clock A. M.
J. MacLaren Secretary.
From and after date the Examiner
of Chauffeurs will be at his office In
the County Building for examining
applicants for Chauffeurs Certificates
and issuing application blanks for
drivers and automobiles in the rent
service, on Mondays only, between the
hours of 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.
P. J. GOODNESS,
Examiner of Chauffeurs for the Coun
(8t. Jan. 26.)
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WASHINGTON, February 12 Unofficial advices say that
Kaiser called a conference of high officials. Possibility of modifying
submarine policy, it is believed was discussed.
LONDON, February 12 Two vessels reported sunk one British,
ZURICH, February 12 Ambassador reached here last night bring
ing entire staff.
COPENHAGEN, February 12 Information points to attempted
coertion to make Gerard ratify a new treaty which would made possible
for interned German ships to leave American ports for other neutral
ports. Gerard refused. Ambassador is also reported to have been told
passports might be refused newspaper men but Gerard is reported to
have declared he doubted if newspaper men would submit to be sand
bagged into using their influence to insure their personal safety. Ger
many backed down from position when news came that America was
doing all possible to forward departure of Bernstorff and that persons
of Germans in America were safe. Admitted press reports caused action.
LONDON, February 11 British steamer on which it is thought
there were at least twenty-five Americans, was sunk yesterday. Status
of Americans on board unknown.
Another steamer with Americans aboard was sunk six davs aco
but fact did not become known until today.
Yesterdays toll was 12,271 tons of shipping. Dauntless, 1361;
Japanese Prince, 3079 ; Lulieton, 1821 ; Martola, 5121 tons; Beach Tree,
unlisted. All British. Soleakken, unlisted; Ellevore, 1710; Havgard,
757. All Norwegian.
Dauntless sunk six days aeo and one boat was picked ud with one
American negro aboard.
Japanese Prince, according to British Consul at New Port, carried
i-vventy-five Americans. Is not stated whehter sunk before making Brit
ish port or on the return.
Compilations of Llovds show that durinir the first ten davs of
February eighty-nine ships were sunk, more than fortv Percent beinz
neutrals. During the same period the number clearing was 1200.
Officials here state that ruthlessness is unsuccessful German
policy docs not prevent sailing of ships on their regular runs to American
WASHINGTON, February 11 Yesterday at Newnort News the
Lexington signed seventy American muleteers.
Uthcials entertain no great gratification that as vet no Americans
have been sunk, since few Americans are in striking distance. Beyond
expressing opinion the United States is unlikely to enter into further
parley, the administration marked time yesterday.
parsing addressed Amherst alumnat last night. Dealing with the
international situation he declared, "The situation is most grave but not
yet hopeless, although we are near the vertre of war. we are alwavs
able to retain hope that country will escape that calamity."
vvnson signs bill lor home for lepers on mainland.
MADRID, February 11 Gerard cabled here that he has passage
to New York engaged on the Alfonso XIII due to sail on the 25th.
LONDON, February 11 Report that whatever obstacles were
placed to prevent his departure may have been removed. Hague says
that Kaiser sent private secretary to accompany Gerard to border of
LIMA, Peru, February 11 Peruvian government sent reply to
Germany, '.'Will reserve for ourselves full liberty of action and will
take steps if necessary for protection of citizens and ships, and for the
protection of all other neutral."
JUAREZ, February 11 Villa prepares to strike heavy blows
against Carranzistas and warns all foreigners to leave Mexico. Yester
day, posters appeared and warned all passengers on railways.
TOKIO, February 11 First time in history a Japanese high naval
officer was killed by officer under his command. Was Admiral Gentaro
i amasluta, Commander-in-Chief of Seho station. Was hero of Rus
sian War. Shot dead by Lt. Shino Tanii. Murderer arrested at once.
Tanji was one of the Admirals adjutants.
HONOLULU, February 10 Tennis doubles : Church and Throck
morton; Hoogs and Warren play finals this afternoon.
Reported H. L. Holstein will possibly be opposed bv Lorrin
Andrews as candidate for speaker of House.
NEWPORT NEWS, February 10 According to apparently auth
entic information, British subjects have been loading munitions intend
ed for warships hunting German raider, on ships inside Virginia capes
and have been sending supplies to countless rendezvous along Atlantic
WASHINGTON, February 10 Submarine toll yesterday, 10,424
tons. British destroyer of ancient class sunk in mined channel on Thurs
day. All lost save five.
Statement printed in Handsblat of Amsterdam, quotes German for
eign minister von Strumm as saying he regrets it was found necessary
to retain Gerard, but was compelled to do so by measures which United
States government adopted towards Bernstorff, in preventing Berns
torff's using telegraph. Statement has aroused indignation at Wash
ington. Officials here have done everything possible for German minist
er. One telegram he was asked to re-write as it was not couched plainly
to meet present requirements.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 10 Mooney found guilty of murd
er in first degree. Molher in court was carried out screaming and pray
ing for son's life and fighting bailiff.
WASHINGTON, February 10 Newspapers and periodicals
postal rate has been increased to V2 cents per pound, and will be in
creased to two tents next year, according to postofifice appropriation bill
ordered reported to senate ves'ctday.
SAN FRAN7SCO, Febtuary 10 Liquor stock of Julius Levin,
valued at $300,000 seized by revenue officers, for alleged violation of
RIO JANEIRO, FcbniArv 10 Secret German radio station dis
covered at Niotherory, a huburb of city. It has been communicating
with interned vessels.
WASHINGTON, February 10 War department has decided to
immediately create submarine base at Coco Solo point, near Atlantic
end of Panama canal. Baker recommends to that effect to Congress,
and bill is expected to pass at once.
Hundreds of motor boats have been organized in Boston for armed
patrol of coast. .
Fifteen aeroplane factories have offered plants capable of turning
out 175 planes weekly.
Congressman Galloway introduced resolution calling question of
war to submission of vote by people. Save except in case of insurrec
tion or invasion.
CHRISTIANA, February 9 Announced that Germany intends to
indemnify for loss of live and ships torpedoed. Also when two were
sunk in North Sea last fall.
TOKIO, February 9 Japan takes measures to protect shipping of
Japan and England. Will arm ships with three-inch guns and furnish
navy gunners. Many small boats will patrol vicinity of Indian Ocean,
lost thirty-four planes in January and the Entente fifty-five.
ALBANY, February 9 Williard boxed ten rounds with Fulton.
QUEENSTOWN, February 9 Norwegian ship sunk. The crew
is aboard submarine.
LONDON, February 9 Two Norwegian ships sunk. Were spray
ed with shot continuously. Hanskinck was also sunk.
Parliamentary papers announce suplimental war credit 200,000,
600 to be asked to March 31st. Also 350,000,000 for next instalment
British ship Ana Lansen sunk. Captain and officers prisoners.
Crew was landed.
PARIS, February 9 Petit Journal announces that Germany
grants forty-eight hours for neutral ships at sea to make port.
Germans attack at Vaux, Balamauer, Verdun repulsed. Four civ
ilians killed by bombs.