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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1915,
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In Main Building
Three Airy Cottages
Cuisine unexcelled in country
W. H. Rice, Jr.,
Miss Barker, the new teacher
for the U'gh school, arrived in Li
hue bv the Kinau last Wednesday
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! The Destruction Of The Maine
And Silk Industry
Epitt.r Gaedfn Island,
Im the C.ARniix Island of Au
gust 1st, neat the end of yout ad
mirable, editor; .1 advic, rewind
ing the torpedoi ug of "U. S. Ara
ble" you say, "It developed pretty
cnucluMvely years afterwards that
a n internal explosion destroyed
the Maine." Now, the official re
ports S'.iy that a.i external explo
sion by concussion caused the in
tern. il explosion. In the Outlook
of March 30th, 1912, a short article
o'; the burial of the Maine wreck,
savs: " The official verdict (con
firmed by the observation nude
alter the raising of the Maine)
that tbere unquestionably was an
explosion of some sort on the ex
terior of the vessel, followed no
don. t. by terrible explosion in the
interior, the latter caused presuma
blv bv concussion."
The scientific American of March
30th, 1512, under the heading
"The last of the Maine" Says x x
x Might vears later, i. e., from her
launching, this proud vessel was
destroyed cy treachery, a:id thereaf
ter was allowed to rot, neglected,
in the mud of a foreign harbor."
In your issue of September 6th,
in the obituary to Mrs. Susan Ber-
teln-an, we read that "Titcoiub
threw up the industry, his silk
plantation, when the Hawaiian au
thorities passed one of the famous
bb'e i.'W.-: h-.' claimed to injure his
business. Tl.i.i particular blue law
prohibited tb.e p;eking of the leav
es of the null; errv trees on Sun
days; since the silk worms had to
be fed on entirely fresh leaves.
Sundav was a dav of starvation
James Jackson larves. writing
from Ilannlei, about, lS41,ays;
"Mr. Titcomb, a citien of the
United States, entered upon the
business, silk and coffee cultiva
tion, a few years since, x x x but
has n o w ac jit'ired sufficient in-
f formation mid experience to con
duct an extensive plantation x x
:; Ins maiesty during a visit to
this place x x x and twice, i n
public addresses t o his officers,
charged thcui to see that no ob
stacle was thrown into the way of
Mr. Titcomb, as had heretofore
been done; and that as it was
necessary tor work to tie clone on
the Sabbath, in feeding worms,
the judges must not trouble those
who were so employed. He also
advised, his people to seek employ
ment in this business: x x x Since
that period, the desire of the
unlives to work o:i the plantation
(is great, and Mr. Titcomb already
i gives employment to fifty persons
! ol both sexes, which number will
be increased as his operations are
i en large:; .
I Jarvis also wrote, previous to
J i the Hanalci letter, that, "In the
ij j year ls3S, a silk plantation of 300
j acres was so well advanced at Ko
t ilon that the proprietors could have
ft j realized an advance of two-hun-t
dred per cent on their investment
j thus far. Hut in 1841 the busi
S j uess was given up as in the spring
: oi 1.S40, a drought set in, such a?,
had not been known before since
the missionary first resided upon j
the islands, twenty years since J
j The trees which had been so Hour
lulling withered under its influ
jenee, and. at the same time, a spe
'cies of aphides, or wood louse,
I much like the chiton shell in ap
Ipearance, attached itself to them,
Isp-ed.h cove.ing every limb and
I leaf upon them. What juices were
! left bv the (b ought were soon ex-
I hau.ited by t.iose parasites, and the
j trees became lifeless and leafless.
The crops of worms which had
, tommeuced feeding, bv hundreds
! of thousands, were obliged to be
thrown away, and thus a season's
labor was lost, while a heavy ex -
pene was incurred. In addition
to this, a species of
spider, of a
plump, nianv-colored l.'odv, of the
size of a chestnut, added their rav
ages to the other desttoyers, by at
taching themselves, 1 y millions,
to ilii young trees, by means of a
firm, hard web, through which it
I was quite difficult to make one's
i way. How far these latter are the
result o. the drought, it is impos
sible to say, but it is not at all im
probable, i f a favorable season
should set in, that they will be
destroyed. The strong trade-winds
also did damage, by whipping the
leaves, and, durinp the winter sea
son, when a "kona" or southerly
pale blew, the fields, and vegeta
tion generally, were as much af
fected as if they had been touched
with frost. Leaves, flowers, and
blossoms wilted and fell from their
parent stalks, crusted, apparently,
with a coating of salt. However,
these casualties, which affected
nmlberrv trees to so disastrous an
extent, exterded their ravages to
most other plants, and though the
lice or spiders did not affect the!
sugar cane, vet the drought dimi
nished the crop at least one half."
Now in the earlv sixties (i. e.
I860 65) blights destroyed the cot-
fee plantation of Mr. Titcomb and
others, a n d they planted their
lauds with sugar cane. The lands
of the Koloa silk plantation were
also so used in 1842. Mr. Tit
conio's mulberry trees had been
rooted up and well grown coffee
trees were growing on the land
about 1843-44, I have been told
by one who knew him and lands
The Blue Laws promulgated by
the early Hawaiian Kings, 'after
11,., n i-rl i-. 1 ( ,t, , Iwl ..I
iii in i i , hi j i ,11'. uuiuiiai ica,
were the laws of New England,
taken largely from those of one
Moses, a Jew; they were "mush
and milk" when compared, with
the "Kapu" laws that the Hawaii
n n-i had formerly lived and died
I. K. Farley.
Koloa, Sept. 13th. 1915.
'The commission decided that
th-i immediate cause of the wreck
of the Maine was an interna! ex
plosion. The possibility of an ex
ternal explosion, causing the inter
nal explosion, was offered as a
theory, but was never definitely
accepted by recognized authorities
a s being substantial. Only fire
can cause explosions in modern,
ship magazines. Were this not so
solid shot in place of expensive
torpedoes and shells would be em
ployed in attacks on battleships.
The obituary of the life of Mrs.
Bertelniann was written by a Hono
lulu party. Undoubtedly the au
thorities quoted bv Mr. Farley are
the more reliable. Ed. Gard. Isl.)
Fleur de Lis, ladies' hairdress
ing, shampooing, manicuring and
scalp treatment. All kinds of hair
work. Under the Blaisdell Hotel,
first door in Chaplain lane, Hono
"Local folk can now have careful,
Honolulu by proxy. Mrs. Jessie
W Goetz, of Honolulu, (whose
announcement appears lsewhere
in this issue) has built up a nice
little business by taking shopping
worries and cares from people's
shoulders, and can accomodate a
few more customers. She makes
absolutely no charge for the ser
vice, and the goods are sent on
approval. This furnishes a good
op ortunity to buy from the best
1 Honolulu s market, without
making the trip.
Filed At Honolulu
The .following deeds have been
filed in. the bureau of conveyances:
HJLAIIILA AH WO to Wni.
K, Werner; 19 int in share no 8
hui land Wainiha, Hanalei, Kauai.
Sept 6, 1915. S40.
WM. K. WERNER to Wm.
Chandler: 1-9 int in share 8 hui
lands. Wainiha. .Hanalei, Kauai.
Sept. 7, 1915. $50.
BILLS OF SALE
CHINO FAT CIIEONG to Tin
, Chung ; taro & rice crops, livestock,
j mchnrv K-o WnimM Vonni Sr,t
I io, 1915. ?330.
Ben Vickers and J. C. Planking
ton arc among the traveling sales
man of Honolulu arriving in the
Kinau io tour Kauai.
In The Theaters
V. A. fcernandez is putting on
an excellent picture program in the
theaters, his leader being the mili
tary drama "The Commanding
Officer," in five parts, together
with three other reels.
Eddie Fernandez has been meet
ing with great success with h:s
Congressional party and talking
Mr. Towse To Talk
Ed. Towse will be the speaker
for the Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee in the Civic Convention. It I
is understood that anions other
things he will tell ofTiis recent vis
it to the exposition in San Fran
cisco. A Chinese Wedding
There was a big Chinese wed
ding in Koloa at 2;30 .Sunday af
ternoon. Ah Kip, a merchant of
the town taking unto himself a
wife of the same nationality. In
vitations were issued to practical
ly everybody around.
CHIU A t Eleele, September
13, 1915, to the wife of C. Q Chiu,
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IStoiM jas. f. morgan
will soon visit Kauai with
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personally selected for
the Holiday season.
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Band May Come
A report comes from Honolulu
that the Hawaiian band may still
come to the Civic Convention. No
thing had been heard of the mat
ter for several weeks, for which
reason it was thought that the idea
of bringing the band had been
dropped. Definite information on
the subject will (be expected in the
mail tomorrow morning.
Accident Board Meeting
A meeting of the Kauai Acci
dent Board will be held is the
County Building at 3 o'clock to
morrow afternoon, this to take
the place of the regular meeting
After Tax Delinquents
Tax Assessor Farley was en
uaed last week in bringing suits
against delinquents in the Hanalei
district for personal taxes. The
Kawaihau district will be taken
next and then Lihue will be given
a shaking up. It is understood
that there are a number of personal-tax
delinquents in Wailua, Ka
paia, Hanamaulu, Lihue. Nawili
wili and Huleia against whom
suits will be brought very shortly.
A choice assortment of the "newest"
effects are now being shown.
White motoring veils just right
50c, 75c and $1.00.
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Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Deposits are received subject
to check. Certificates of de
posit issued payable on de
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New York Hong Kong
Interest paid on Savings De
posits. 4 per cent on ordi
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$2,500 in any one account.
Safe Deposit Boxes for
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