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DistinguisheJ Visitor Was Warmly Welcomed and Taken
To See Places of InteresHPublic Hearing Was
Held At Court House Many Interesting
Statements Made.
?fSecrotary of tho Interior Fisher
arrived, as per schedulo, Inst Thurs
day. Ho nnd his party were at
once taken in charge by the enter
taining Committee.andruslied off in;
automobiles to hospitable homes,
where tho night was spent.
Tho distinguished party of visitors
had an enjoyablo trip3; down from
Hawaii, and landed at McGregor's
feeling fine. The boat landing
worried some of the , people, but
every care was taken of tho passcn-
The Secretary, who looked very
well, remarked that lie was getting
utd to boat landings; and that ho
thought the Hawaiian boatmen the
beat in the world.
As soon as tho party reached terra
firnin, the reception Committee get
busy, and explained what had been
arranged by tho Maui Chamber of
Forest Study
; Being Pushed.
Secretary Wilson of tho United
States Department of Agriculture
has decided to established an ex
periment station on tho Manti Na
tional Forest, near Ephraim, Utah,
for tho study of grazing and, water
protection problems. In fact bids
for the construction of the necessary
buildings have been received and it'
is expected to have- the station in
working order before winter. Al
ready the gathering of observations
on the relations of erosion and run
off to tho.forest- cover have, begun.
: The Manti National Forest was,
chosen as the site for this experi
ment station because it offers ex
optionally good opportunities for
investigating problems of -practical
value in connection, with regulated
grazing. Ephraim and other towns
in its neighborhood have suffered
severely from floods following violent
rainstorms in the mountains, and
it has already been proved conclu
sively that the overgrazed condition
of areas on which the natural vege
tative cover has been seriously alter
d is responsible for the formation
of torrents and the rapid discharge
of. debris-floodwatera. In a recent
destructive storm tho water ran
lear. from a part of the watershed
which was within the' National For
Mt, and in good condition as a
result of well regulated grazing,
while from other areas it swept
down sand and boulders, One of
objects of the study will be to learn
how the maxium of grazing use of
Natural Forest land can be obtained
without injury to forest reproduction !
nnd stream flow.
The National Forests provide
range during a part or all of tho
year for a considerable part of tho
stock produced in the western States.
Approximately ono and ope-half
million head of cattle and horses
and seven and one-half million head
of Bheep and goats occupy the For
est lands each year. These figures
do not include nearly three hundred
thousand calves and over four mil
lion lambs and kids for which, per-
Tho Secretary .and tho Governor,
together,witlw,their attorneys, de
cided upon a trip to Haleakala. It
was moonlight, and the roads were
good. The party went to Olindain
autos and then, at two o'clock in
tho morning, started on the trip to
the summit. Horses wero provided
and, at half-past four, the visitors
were at the top of Haleakala. It
was -Governor Frear's ninth visit,
and he pointed out the beauties of
tho scene.
Tho sunrise was magnificent, and
the party , did not feel the cold at
all, the "-cloud offects were beauti
ful, and there was no rain.
After admiring the sight for some
time., , Thtf,party rode back to their
automobiles", and then started duvn
for W. 0. Aiken's place, which had
been named as tho rendezvous for
There, was a short jyait at Aikens,
and then the party, now enlarged
to twenty, sped down to tho Kau-
(Contlnued on page 2.)
n Mt 1
always, looks good to. me. It is a
clean thriving, little town and I en
joy my visits very much.
I havo had a good time on Maui and
have met the most hospitable people
on earth.
is greatly honored by tho visit
of Secretary Fisher. He is sure to
like this island.
if the "small shippers" are aware
that they are getting very fair
ratc3 on freight at present. Do
they1 think that fates will bo less
when the. government owns tho
tralian National adjective is much
in evidence now-a-days.
WM. SEARBY There is fine
fishing off the beach near my place,
but it is hard work hauling nets.
J. B. STEWART Our work is
going on well and wo keeps close
tab on the flow of all tho streams
C. E. COPELAND It is harder
to deny a half truth than a lie.
G. S. RAYMOND School mat
ters are going well in my district
and everything is running smoothly.
mits are not required.
The experts of tho Department
believe that when the ranges which
were denuded by many years of im
proper use are restored to a normal
condition of productivity it will bo
possible to provide feed for a much
J larger number of stock without in
jury to forest growths or watersheds,
and both the stockgrowor and the
consumer of meat products will thus
bo benefited. Consequently every
effort is being mado todetermino
practicable means of regenerating
depleted ranges. All of the studies
which aro about to be initated havo
this point in view.
Tho party of Mauians that left for
Hilo last Wednesday, expect to havo
tho time of their lives in the Rainy
Hana Aiona
And Ed. Lord.
Well Known Contractor Pretends That
Money Matters Worry Him
Good Joke.
HANA, Sept. 21. E. J. Loro"
and his partner came to Hana last
Friday to look over the Hana Kea
Belt Road Extension and, when
they reached town they immediately,
called3n Host Aipna for room and
board. After tho pair had devour
ed a chicken and four aligator pears
with a few dishes thrown in, they
called on tho iriariagcr of the hotel
to find out about tlie price. Well,
Aiona was there with the goods, and
he wanted $1. for the bed -.50 rents
for dinner andUtiheh, and 1.00 for
supper. 'Why,'' said Lord, "do
you want to rob a poor man? When
I was in Yailuku I heard that you
were very reasonable. I am will
ing to pay a dollar for the pair .of
us, but two is too much, and your
meals are too high." "Well," re
plied Aiona, spo&e you no like my
price, you get out of here. You ;go
down to the Warp and sleep tonight
free, no charge anything. You :no
liko my meal you go down to ih,e
store buy one tin sardine 10 cents',
and five cents crackers, he nuff for
your breakfast ' tomalla. 0 think
you fellas cheap guys. W.hen I gb
Wailuku last week' hotelcharge me
$1.00 for, supper, and all I got one
chicken wing and half one potatob
and ice col, tea, nothing more, ah
that. Here you 'two fella kaiikau
ono holo chicken. ... L go Honolulu
and I stay at the Conel hotel you
know where that place is, Missie
Johnson he is manager, big lady he
charge me 82.50 for my loom fone
night. Ho say best hotel in Hono
lulu. T no kick about the price,
his hotel no better than mine all
same bed and spring littlo soft.
Missie Johnson got more water than
me that all tho difference T Bee.
You like take a bap you go down
one big pool in tho yard; hero Hana
hard up no more lain I give you one
bucket all I can spare ono buckot
each man I know' charge fbr this
flee. Down the wharp you folja get
water for nothing, jump off the
warp and swim all day, and when
you sleep no maskita very cheap
livin for cheap guy liko you. I am
Aiona. I am Merchant: man. I see
plenty men come Hana for, luin and
board, but this the first time I see
my life man he try jew me dowrt,
Now no use talk any more, you
know my style, and 1 liko hold in
ono price like Galand Hotel and
Missie Johnson Conel Hotel. I no
want cut hotel business no pay have
two pricos, Spose you single man
you pay ono lum, but you all samo
mallid man, two fella stop one bed,
I charge samo price make no differ
So Lord and his partner hiked
for the wharf to look for a soft spot
to spend tho night and took the
steamer next day for Hawaii whero
board and rooms are cheap, Aiona
is around telling his friends how his
feelings were injured,
Tho genial and generous Ed.
says it was tho best joko he ever
pulled off.
George Cooper of Hana, who was
in town last week, had some good
stories to tell. He is an adopt at tho
Tho Kuau Catholic Church' mem
bers will givo their sixth anniver
sary Feast, (Luau) on Sunday,
October G, 1912. A General invita
tion to tho public is extended. Train
will run from Wailuku as usual.
Notes From
Capital City.
Maui Oarsmen And Ball Players
Praised Politis and Other
Matters Discussed.
Honolulu, Sept. 26.
Special Correspondence.
Beyond unstinted praise for the
work of the Puunono Club, and
many honest expressions of regret
that it came out a loser, there is no
thing to bo said of the races. It ib
rumored by ono or two on tho judges
boat, , and they, havo communicated
it to, others that in the senior race
the Puunene boys, came in third
thus beating tho Myrtles. The news
papers did not have it so but watch
ers of the race declare it to have
been tho case., "Cocksureness"
was the cause of defeat of tho Myr
tles in the senior race the Alamedas
beat Healani by half a length. It
is rumored that backers of the crew
lost heavily in gold coin and the
Alameda, boyg will leave with pockets
lined with gold, the winnings of the
men in the barge. ,Even the women
members of the company, wives of
the oarsmen,, were ready to back
their husbands, to win. Tho Hea
lani boys feel confidence in them
selves and are ready to. bet they are'
in a condition to win back tho tro
phy when tho rowing season opens
again. There are. two ways of look
ing at tho, failure of tho Healani'
crew to win; Lloyd, the coxswain of
the crow, carried, sixty pound? morei
weight than the, coxswains of the
other boats but, without him, there
would be no showing. Ho is the .only
man in, the club who can cuss:
strength from, the rowers.
Tho swimming race, which was a
sort of buttinsky affair, and against
tho wishes of tho oarsmen, turned
out to be more interesting to tho
immense crowd than any but the
senior race, and thousands left
the, end of the harbor and the Hea
lani headquarters and journeyed to
points of vantage in the neighbor
hood of the Myrtles where tho ,raco
was swam . Tho betting would havo
beqn with odds on the California
girl, who camo back to the town
she was, raised ,in, with a splendid
record as a swimmer and with man
ners as pleasing as one, could wish
for. Tho Honolulu girl js a novice,
and her friends feared sho would be
gun shy wjien it came to a start.
She was as ,cool as tho proverbial
cucumber, however, when tho shot
was fired and thero was nothing do
ing, by tho California, girl after the
first twenty yards, Tho second
race of fifty yards was called off at
the request of Mrs. Desch, owing
to her not feeling well, To quote
her, "the Slacker girl put one over
her, much to her surprise."
Politics are bo very mixed here
that, there is no telling whether the
Republican party is to continue to
exist or whother it ia to bo the bull
raoosers or Bull Durham will lead
tho way to tho polls in Novonnber.
To the lay man tho Democrats havo
more than a fighting chance. They
aro to put up good men for supervi
sors and legislature and with Hustace
running alone, Fern will bo elected
without doubt over Parker.
Tho Democrats met this morning
as per schedulo and tho bloody shirt
waved, figuratively, for one of the
unwashed of the fifth district howl
ed himself hoarse when Charlie
McCarthy was booked for chairman
ship against the ox deputy chief
detectivo Kalakiela. McCarthy won,
hands down and then took tho op
portunity to tell tho man who op
posed him for chairman that it was
time tho Democratic party droppod
Water, the Most Precious of Minerals Is Guarded And
. Measured Night and Day. Conservation Is the i5
Watchward of ExpertsInter?
esling Data. ?
Probably never in tho history of
tho islands, has water been as scarco
and valuable as now, and, so, now
adays, whenever1 you see fresh
water going to the sea'j you can bo
sure that just so many gold dollars
aro being forever lost. To tho irri
gationist tho man who most fully
realizes the value of every drop of
mountain water thero is no more
disquieting sight than that of seeing
fresh water rushing madly by to
join the big Pacific.
If ho has not in mind a thirsty
field, he is thinking of that beauti
ful juice of new land which would
willingly yield an abundant crop in
exchange forsome "mizu kau kau.''
A littlo Japaneso girl used the
quoted words recently as she stood
on the bank ot a large main ditch,
and watched the revolving cups of
a current or water meter.
It appeared to the. child, as tho
series of small cups revolved, that
the queer looking measuring ma
chine was merely taking a drink.
In reality it was being used by a
member of the United States Geolo
gical Survey to determine the velo
city or speed of the water in tho
ditch.. It was one of a series of
measurements which were being
mado to see whether there was any
material loss by seepage, and if bo,
about in what sections of the ditch
the loss was heaviest.
On tho mainland the Water Re
sources Branch of tho Survey has
been engaged in this, and similar
work, with the current meter, for
almost a quarter of a century.
Streams and ditches, both large and
small, and from one end of the
country to the other, arc being
measured continually and a daily
record of the flow is being kept.
Uncle Sam long since, came to
realize that the first step in the
development and hence conservation
shouting "down with the haoles."
Tho man who objected to McCarthy
for chairman did so because the
Hawaiians were in the majority iu
the hall. The Jarrett forces won
without turning a hair but the
names mentioned lis availahlo t6 be
placed before tho nominating con
vention are not those who will get
the plums. Tho legislative ticket
will be very much changed and Poe
poo, at this writing, is scheduled to
be taken from the senatorial ticket
and put on the Representative. Tho
real strength of tho party is in the
supervisorial ticket; there is to be
an effort mado to kill tho republi
cans at this election as fur as the
board is concerned. It looks, to a
man up a tree, aa though tho Re
publicans put too much strength in
the legislative ticket leaving a weak
ling for the supervisors. Hustace
is as determined to run independent
for mayor as he was when the first
flush of anger at his neglect by Iu'b
party was thrust under his nose
with a literal snap of the party
finger. He does not believe ho will
bo elected but he knows he can pre
vent the election of Sam Parkor
who, by tho way, is as weak a man
as tho party could put up for he
would be in Washington, or any
where but Honolulu, attending to
his private business-most of the
of water resources, was to find out
just how much water, eacli stream
carried from year to year. This
proved to be good business indeed,
because the kno Alge thus obtained
has been tho means of saving tho
United States Reclamation Service,
as well as private capital, thousands
upon thousands of dollars in tho
construction of ditches and reservoirs.-
Older countries have squandered
millions in usoless irrigation struct
ures, simply by going ahead and
building without sufficient stream
flow data. But some have taken
chances right in tho United States.
Thero aro thoso who played lucky,
and thero are those who did not,
because thero are a number of sad
instances throughout tho West
whero reservoirs and ditches, re
mained practically dry for months
and months after their completion.
As one, example, take a large
Reservoir in Now Mexico built by
one of the largo tran3-.co,ntinental
railroads. Five or six .years ago a
raining year it was this reservoir
was built by the Railroad at great
cost. That reservoir nrp.ved useless,
as it has remained dry pruei'Itit'.Jy
the entire time since.
That this important work of col
lecting stream flow data should bo
extended to these Islands, was ap
parent to all those who realized it's
great value and so about two years
ago a co-operativo agreement was
entered into between the U. S. Geo
logical Survey and tho Territory.
The work thus jointly carried on
might bo said to bo in the nature of
an inventory, and is under tho di
rection of G. K. Larrison, District
Engineer of the Survey. Each of
the four largo Islands of the group
has a man iu charge, J. B. Stewart
(Continued 011 rage a.)
time. Parker, is not a man who
would allow. publicbusiness,. affairs
of stated'as it were", to iriiorfe'ro with
any ditch project he might havo in
It is hoped that the citizens of
Maui will have killed tho fatted
calf by the time, this reaches Wai
luku. Tho Maui ball players havo
done well hero and tho local players
havo probably, learned something
about base ball. Honolulu does
not know it all and should bo will
ing to learn, even from players from
provincial Wailuku. Tho remark
should no hurt.
Reports from Olaa quietly dis
seminated ar having a bad effect
on that stock and within forty-eight
hours you may expect'.to see it tum
bling to bed rock! Unfortunately for
tho holders of the shares
tho original estimate, of crop fur
nished by Manager Watt will not bo
reached and the repor ts of two
thousand tons over his figures which
he was encouraged to bo licvo his
plantation would furnish, havo
dwindled to a thousand or more
tons below. This means that tho
balance of the 8300,000 debt to
Bishop and Co., which it was con
fidently believed would bo wiped
out by tho twenty seven thousand
expected tons, will bo carried over
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