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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1909
THE MAUI NEWS-
THE MAUI NEWS
ntered at the l'ost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maul Rutalishlng Company, Limited.
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Hu(h iy. Coke,
Editor and Manager
SEPTEMBER 25, 1909
Peary Roasted Cook
For Starting To Pole.
Looking to In the smith western corner of Oregon is a section of
Hawaii. country nearly two hundred miles long and fifty miles
wide that is shut of! from the rest of the state l.y the coast range moun
tains and to and from which steamer communication hy way of Coos Ray
and Coiiuille is practically the only means of travel in the wet season
This is one of the richest sections of the state and is destined to have a
great future as it is the greatest timU-r section of the I'nited States to
day and hoasts of having fifty hillion feet of timlier tributary to the
waters of Ci mis Ray. This section is as rich a dairy country as there is
in the Union.
Ten years ago San Francisco looked uixin Coos Ray as a natural feeder
ami her traveling men were constantly there for trade. Now that is all
changed and instead of many steamers to and from San Francisco there
are many from Portland as the merchants found they could do hetter
'there than in San Francisco.
' The Portland Telegram says: "That the people living along the hanks
of the classic (loos Ray are doing the hulk of their wholesale shopping
with Portland merchants is shown hy the manifests of the coasters that
go down to Marshliel.l and North Rend from this city. There was a
time only a few years ago when the Coos Rayite purchased the hulk of
his goods from San Francisco, the Portland cargoes lieing very meager.
When the Rreak water sails for the Southern Oregon seajxirts she will
carry, among other things, candy, liooks, stationery, dry goods, drugs,
patent medicines, Hour, lioots, shoes, groceries, furniture, oil, hardware,
cigars, tohaeco, machinery, haled hay, meat, fruit, vegetables, I kit and
While this section of country has as yet no rail communication with
the outside world they are alive to their interests ami have built up a
very profitable trade with the north where they get lictter prices for their
farm and dairy and fruit products and where they in turn get U tter
prices for such goods as they require.
That they are alive to their interests will be shown from the following
press dispatch from Marshfield, the largest town in that section.
Marshlield, Or., September 4. Mcmliers of the Coos County Fruit
tS rowers' Association met this morning to discuss the matter of market
ing apples. It was decided to furnish 1000 Ihixcs of (iravenstein apples
to the Pacific Hawaiian Fruit Company.
Judge John S. Coke addressed the meeting and saiil that Coos County
in a few years would surpass Hood river district in fruit production.
We In-live that the day will soon come when the merchants of the
islands will find it to their interests to make their purchases more and
more in the northern towns of the coast than in San Francisco ami thus
cut out the commission of one more set of middle men.
Found During the last session of the legislature Senator Fair-
ImprtlCt ical. child of Kauai introduced and got through that body
a measure known as "Act 2" An act to regulate the expenditure of public
It was thought that it would lie better to comjM'l the expenditure of
money through contracting that to trust to the old way of having work
done by the counties by the day. While this was and is the case the law
is found to Ik- impractical on this island and means a great loss to the
county and of little benefit in any case.
The ollicers of the Umrd of supervisors were in the habit in times past
of letting out small contracts to the lalmrers. To llawaiians especially
is piece work or what they call uku pail work popular.
Under the system in vogue here la-fore the present law went into effect
there were many pieces of work let to Hawaiians who were unable to give
a Umd or to send in a certified check as the law now requires. Con
sequently this class of bidders is excluded.
For years the most approved manner of doing contract work on the
mainland has Im-cii to pay the contractor a certain fixed sum over and
almve his actual expenses or actual cash outlay. This is impossible in
cases were the supervision would amount to a considerable amount.
As a whole the law is not satisfactory and should lie rcieated at the
next session of the legislature.
Editor Smith In the retirement of Walter (1. Smith from the
Resigns. editorial chair of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser
the Territory loses its most able editorial writer.
.Mr. Smith is a man of great ability and exercised very great influence
in the affairs of the community.
His retirement from the territory is a decided loss.
The News extends its best wishes to Mr. Smith ami we hope that he
may enjoy better health in his new field of taUir.
The Famous 0R0 COMPANY of Fun Makers
Who delighted the many patrons of
the Orpheum, Honolulu, and won
the admiration of II Ho will endeav
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Saturday eve., September 25th,
AT K. P. HALL
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manager of the Maul Dry Goods Store
New York, September 9 In May,
1908, befofe he sailed on his success
ful expedition in search of the North
Pole, Commander Peary left with
the editor of the New York Times a
letter expressing his views on the
secrecy with which Dr. Cook had
prepared his expedition.
Commander Peary pointed out in
this letter the evident intention of
Dr. Cook to forestall him in obtain
ing the services of Eskimos and dogs
assembled to await Peary at Etah,
these Eskimos having ln-en trained
by Peary for protracted arctic sledgt
Commander Peary concluded his
letter with this paragraph:
"In conclusion, and in order that
there may lie no misunderstanding
ns to my position in the matter, I
wish to say that I regard Dr. Cook's
action in going north 'sub rosa'
(while ostensibly engaged in efforts
to promote antarctic work) for the
admitted purpose of forestalling me,
as one of which no man possessing
a sense of honor would be guilty.
Commander Peary's letter is pre
sented by the Times in full as fol
Grand Union Hotel,
New York City, May 190S.
To the Editor of the New York
As a matter of record I beg to
n resent for your information the
First Extract from the Roston
Herald of Octolier 2, 1907:
"In speaking to your correspon
dent tonight, Mr. Rradley said:
You see this expedition of ours was
gotten up without any hurrah almut
it. Had We made known our in
tention of making a dash for the
pole, there would have Im-cu great
activity in the Peary camp and per
haps the chance of securing dogs at
Etah would have In-en slim. For
this reason, therefore, we prepared
our plans quietly and thoroughly,
and are in on the ground floor.
Second Extract from an inter
view in the New York Herald of
Octolier 15, 1!K)7:
"Regarding the manner in which
this arctic expedition took place, I
took up the matter last winter of an
arctic trip with Dr. Cook, and we
began to formulate plans,
Finally we reached Etah. Dr.
Cook has now abnit fifty Eskimo
men, women anil children ami some
150 dogs in his winter quarters.
During the winter Dr. Cook will
get everything in readiness, nnd
alout February 1 he will cross the
ice of Smith sound and take a north
westerly course through Ellesmere
Land, and try to reach the Polar
sea at rto degrees north latitude."
Third Extract from letter sent
home from Etah by Dr. Conk to a
gentlemen in New York:
I have hit upon a new route to
the north olc, and will set out to
try it by way of Ruehanan's bay
and Ellesmere Land. Northward,
through Nansen's strait over tin
Polar sea seems to me to In- a very
good route. Si here's to the pole."
Fourth Extract from a letter
sent home from Etah by Dr. Cook
to the Explorer's Club;
, "Etah, August 20, 1907
"I find I have a good opjxntunity
to try for the pole, and and then
fore I will stay here for a year.
hope to get to the Explorer's Club
in September 1908, with the reeori
of the pole. I plan t ) cross Elles
mere Land, ami reach the Polar sea
by Nansen strait.''
1- inii Kxtract I rom editorial in
the New York Sun of Octolier 1
"Only a few weeks In-fore Dr. F
A. Cook sailed fur the arctic, heap
pearcd to In- most energetic pro
moting the interest of his propose!
"Dr. Cook's plan for the nrctie
enterprise, on which he ha really
embarked, must have U-en far ad
vanced at the time he was ostensibly
hustling on behalf of polar research
While still talking almut the south
pole, he started toward the other
extremity of the axis; and the latest
announcement of his plans wears i
alao un air of mystery. I
at the close of business, June 30, 1909
RESOVRCES I LIABILITIES
oatis nnd Discounts $140,045. 53 i Capital Stock $ 35,000.00
Bonds 34.730.00 I Surplus and Profits 26,403.63
United States Bonds 25,1100.00 Circulation 3.997-5o
'remiuui on I'. S. Itonds.. 400.00 Dividends I'upaid 1,400.00
Cash and Due Irom Hanks 72,049.78 Depositors 193,124.18
Hanking House, Furniture, etc 6,450.001
i Redemption I-unil 1,250.00
$279.925 3' ' ' 279.95.3
"The vessel that took him north
reports that he has made his winter
quarters at Smith Sounil, tinny
miles farther north than Peary s
winter utiarters two years ago. The
fact is that he is almut 250 miles
south of Peary's camp. The vessel
also reports that next spring Dr.
Cook will cross Ellesmere Iaiid and
try to make his way to the pole on
the sea ice west of Grinncll and
(irant Lands. The most frenzied
pole hunter would never dream of
choosing this highway to the North
Sixth -Extract from an editorial
in the New York Tribune of Octolier
"Dr. Cook's failure to take the
public into his confidence in regard
to his latest enterprise reveals tin
same secretive disposition which he
manifested last year in his Alaskan
campaign. When, after his second
unsuccessful endeavor to reach tin
summit of Mount McKinley, sunn
of his companions found it neces
sary to start for home, it was sup
nosed that the explorer remaindetl
merely to make fresh surveys, llenci
the announcement a few weeks later
that he had planted the Stars and
St ri nes on the ton of the highest
peak in North America naturally
provoked much astonishment.
"Friends of the naval oll'u-er who
has spent so many years in effort to
reach the pole will probably no'
claim that he has a first niortgagi
on the goal itself, nor on any port
of the channel which stretches along
the west coast of (ireenland. Still
it will be remembered that a few
years ago, when venirup proposed
to push up Smith sound, after Com
mander Peary had fully outlined his
intentions, the Norwegian was the
object of vigorous criticism. It was
forsccn that Sverdrup might turn
to account the friendly relations
that Commander Peary had estab
lished with the Eskimos in (ireen
land. If any special facility which
Commander Peary has created for
his own benefit should be utilized
by Dr. Cook a manifest wrong would
I could present numbers of similar
editorials, but the ones above from
two of the great New York dailies
are typical and seem suflicient.
Referring to the last sentence of
the Tribune editorial, 'If any special
facility which Commander Peary
has created for his own benefit
should be Utilized by Dr. Cook a
manifest wrong would be commit
ted." I beg 'to note that Dr. Cook
has located himself at Etah, which
has Im-cii my .rendezvous and depot
for years; that he has about him my
Eskimos and dogs, assembled at
Etah with the expectation of meet
ing me there last summer; that he
is appropriating to his own use the
services of the Eskimos whom f have
trained in methods of protracted
serious arctic sledge work and is
utilizing their intimate knowledge
of the routes and game resources of
the lands to the north, which they
have gained under my lead and
I will make no comment upon the
pro! labilities of Dr. Cook Ix-ing able
to reach the pole from a base as far
south at Etah, nor will J make any
comment Umhi the promised route
which he indicates in his letters, or
venture any prophecy as to the re
sults likely to lie achieved by him.
One thing I will note, namely,
that one definite result of Dr. Cook's
presence in that region, will be to
make a drain upon the strength and
resources of the Eskimos, esH-cially
in regard to the number of their
dogs, which they, had assembled at
Etah last summer, in expectation of
my coming and uimn the game re
sources of the region, all of which I
need, and which under the most
favorable conditions are never too
In conclusion and in order that
there may lie no misunderstanding
as to my jmsition in the matter, I
wish to say that I regard Dr. Cook's
action in going north "sub rosa"
(while ostensibly engaged in efforts
to promote antarctic work,) for the
admitted purjiosc of forestalling me,
as one of which no man- possessing
a sense of honor would U- guilty.
ROBERT E. PEARY.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
Chas. M. Cooke, President
1). H. Case, 2nd V.ice-l'resident
C. D. Lufkiu, Cashier
V. T. Roliinson, 1st Vice-President
R. A. Wadsworth, Director
A. Aalberg, Auditor
E. it. O. E.
C. D. LIFKI, Cashier.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, (
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aliove statement is true to tin- liest of my knowledge and lielief.
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to In-fore me this 2nd dav of Julv, 1909.
H. M. COKE, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit.
The Lahaina National Bank
Chas. M. Cooke, President Win. Helming, Vice-President
W. I.. Depot o, 2nd Viec-l'rt-sidcnt A. N. ll.iyselden, Director
C. D. Lufkiu, Cashier V. C. Sclioenberg, Asst. Cashier
A. Aalhcrg, Auditor
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lAaiis and Discount Sll.924.77 Capital Stock $25,000. 00
Cash anil Due from Hanks. ... 29,745.40 Surplus and I'nilivided Profits.. 1,022.98
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