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THE WKRKLY HILO TRIMJNK, HILO, HAWAII, TUUSDAV, AUGUST 8, 1905.
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Sonic five years ago, wlicn I pur
chased an estate on Lloyd Neck,
Long Island, with a frontage on
Oyster liny nnd Lloyd Harbor, 1
was told by my friends who were
familiar with the property, and by
residents of the town in which it
was situated, that I had secured
one of the most desirable places in
the vicinity of New York for a sum
mer home, but that I could only
occupy it in the winter, on account
of the mosquitoes. Confident as I
was of the possibility of exterminat
ing the pests, the uniform testimony
that came to me, directly and in
directly, of the fame of the locality
for mosquitoes, caused me to have
some misgivings. The only note
of encouragement came from Dr.
Walter I). James, who stated there
surely were ways to exterminate
the pest, and I could probably have
more fun in accomplishing it than
I could in fishing, shooting or simi
milar sport. That view of the sit
uation, as novel as it was fascinat
ing, I have realized, I think, be
yond his wildest and wickedest
It has been established for many
years that mosquitoes must have
water to breed in and that they do
not breed in tidal waters; but this
conclusion was questioned by un
scientific observers who maintained
that they mysteriously bred in grass,
trees and bushes, and what was
worse that their flight with strong
winds was scores of miles. These
men were very infiuental in the
community and felt called upon to
combat the theory now so well es
tablished. I sought information
from every publication I could lay
my lianas on; most iieiptui to me
was Dr. L. O. Howard's personal
advice and suggestions and the
Bulletins of the Department of Agri
culture, issued under his direction.
The obvious breeding places were
rapidiy controlled and a marked
diminution of the pest was mani
fest, and the natives of the town,
who were highly amused at my
operations as about the most ridic
ulous thing that could happen,
admitted that the mosquitoes
had disappeared, but stated that
this was probably one of the off
years that came once in a while,
and that they would surely re
appear. (As a mater of fact, the
mosquitoes had not all disappear
ed.) Our work became continually
more thorough and we eliminated
one breeding place after another
until now at the end of four years,
we may be said to be practically, if
not absolutely, free from mosqui
toes, and their appearance, on the
rare occasions they do come, indi
cating invariably that some breed
ing place has been overlooked or
some new place undiscovered,
which, when climated, removes the
pest, and our country neighbors
who scoffed at our early efforts,
have now become converted and
We found mosquitoes breeding
in gutters of the house that were
were out of alignment, in the cis
terns that were out of use or rarely
useu, in oroKen boxes, 111 tin cans,
springs on the hillsdes, in cattle
hoof-prints on the borders of ponds,
in springy grounds in salt water
meadows, in water holes left by
branches decaying from the sides
and trunks of trees, in the crotches
of trees, in water tanks in the green
houses, and even in a well, the
water of which was 1 10 feet below
the surface and at a a temperature
of 56, while the air temperature
was 80. The cisterns were filled
up and put out of use. The gut
ters were leveled so that they pitch
to the leaders without interruption.
The cattle hoof-prints were filled
with earth, and latterly with ce
ment. The salt water meadows we
ditched and filled so that there
were no pools or spots that were
not reached and drained by every
rising and flowing lide. The wells
we screened. The green-house
water tanks we stocked with gold
fish. The springs on the hilUides
we sub-drainsd with porous tile.
The boxes we broke up. Tiu cans
and bottles we buried. During the
first season, after taking most of
these precautious, we still had some
mosquitoes, and Dr. Howard, who
kindly came over from Washington
nnd looked over the .situation,
identified them us the brackish wa
ter mosquito (Culcx Sollicitans),
which we thought we could (race
to n large salt water marsh on Ccn
tcr Island, across the bay one mile
west of us. Thither we went and
succeeded in interesting in the
movement there the two most en
terprising and public-spirited of its
residents Colgate Hoyt and C.
W. Wetmore. The movement has
been extended and successfully
carried on by intelligent and public-spirited
men as Paul D. Cravath
and other members of the North
Shore Improvcvent Association in
a thoroughly organized way.
As a result of numerous experi
ments that have been made under
the direction of the North Shore
Improvement Association during
the past four vcars, it has been
pretty thoroughly demonstrated
that, with the exception of the
Culex Sollicitans, the flight of the
mosquito is very limited, perhaps
to a few hundred yards at the most,
and the nuisance can be controlled
and abated in almost any locality
where intelligent co-operation can
be secured and a systematic inspec
tion made of the premises for the
purpose of destroying the breeding
places. Extermination can, in my
opinion, exterminate just as far ns
the intelligent landowner is willing
to carry it. It cannot be done once
and for all any more than weeding
a garden or the cropping of a lawn
can be done once and for all.
So far as ray experience goes, it
has been demonstrated that mos
quitoes can be as conpletely exterm
inated in any locality as dirt can
be swept from a building, or as
weeds from a walk, with the pos
sible exception of the Culex Sollici
tans, and with the exercise of no
more intelligence and much less
labor than is required in the per
formance of many domestic duties.
My experience would leave me to
conclude that if mosquitoes continue
to exist in any locality, it is because
the people are loo indifferent to the
annoyance to take the trouble to
be rid of it. Paper read before
Mosquito Extermination Conven
W11.MAM J. Matiikson.
W. YV. liruucr Incorporates.
The Captain Cook Coffee Com
pany, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, has
filed articles af incorporation, with
capital stock of $60,000, of which
$50,000 are subscribed.
The company consists of W. W.
Bruner, president and treasurer; A.
W. T. Bottomley, W. L. Stanley,
W. T. Lucas, vice president; Tho
mas A. Honau, secretary; and M.
R. Jamieson, auditor. The Bruner
property, including a coffee ranch
etc., is taken over at a valuation of
$50,000 including the $2,000 Cap
tain Cook trademark.
t'roniinent West India Merchant
Cures His Daughter of a Threat
ened Attack or l'uoumoiilu.
"Some time ago my daughter
caught a severe cold. She com
plained of pains in her chest and
had a bad cough. I gave her
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
according to directions and in two
days she was well aud-able to go to
school. I have used this remedy
in my family for the past seven
years and have never known it to
fail," says James Prendergast, mer
chant, Anuato Bay, Jamaica, West
India Islands. For sale by Hilo
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