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HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY,.. MONDAY. APRIL L'l, 1902.
SEA LIFE SCANT
Most That is Found of Us Only
neath the Waves.
ABSENCE of fish and presence of
rocky bottom are two things
which are moat thoroughly im
pressed upon the minds of officers and
scientists on board the Fish Commis
sion steamer Albatross, which returned
to the harbor Saturday from a two
weeks cruise. The little ship has now
practically completed Investigation of
the Molokai coast and has done some
good work off Lanal and leeward Maui.
- The verdict of all who have been
watching the developments of the
dredging and seining operations Is that
the fishes are scarce. While the speci
mens of life found by the dredges are
most interesting from a scientific point
of Tlew. the scarcity of food fishes, in
the deep waters so far traversed, is all
the more remarkable, in that it is in
contrast with the abundance which Is
noted in waters of the same latitude In
other parts of the world. In the Atlan
tic, about the Bahamas. Cuba, i'orio
lUre, the Florida, coast and in the Gulf.
at about 'the same position, the sea life
plentiful. On the coast of Southern
allfornla. Lower California and Cen
tral America, down to Panama even.
the fishes are abundant and the many
forms of life Interesting and of great
la the words of the men of the Alba
iron, there are no fish to be found In
the deep waters off Molokai and Lanal.
The dredges time and again come up
with diminutive specimens, a small
number of shell fish, which furnish ex
cellent fish food, but there are found
very few edible fish. Scientifically the
Investigations will be full of Interest
Ir. Gilbert, at the head of the scientific
end of the expedition, has Jars filled
with specimens. Many are new, others
are rare, some are remarkable and all
are- Interesting, but this is from the
biological view point and while the in
vestigations are not sufficiently far ad
vanced to admit of any conclusions be
ing drawn by the men who will be
charged with the commercial investiga
tions, the outlook Is that no one would
be tempted to buy steam fishing vessel
for this trade on the strength of what
haa been seen so far. The tracing of
the Identity of the fishes so far taken
I m work which will not be completed
duiiag the cruise. The little ship does
not carry a sufficiently extensive li
brary to admit of the absolute Identifi
cation of all the finny things so far
found, or in fact of some of those ex
cee41ngly rare specimens which, snake
like, have no fins at all, or frog-like,
aeem to have two legs. This work will
require months of labor where the li
braries containing the results of prev
ious deep sea work, not only in English
but in French, German, Italian and
Spanish are available. Dr. Gilbert puts
it that there promises to be the very
hlgkst scientific value to the work so
far done, as the preserved specimens
are In many Instances unique.
The scarcity of fish Is a matter of
wonder on all sides. Capt. Thomas of
th Albatross said when he first started
ut from here he was told he would
tlnd large fleets of sampans, both from
her and from Maul, off Kaunakakai.
He saw Just two. He was told it was
m mistake, that the boats would be dis
covered out to windward. But on that
nlde sf the island only one vessel was
ee and that might or might not have
beesi a fishing ship. The failure to dis
ovr any large number of good fishes
in the deep seas caused some short in
vestigation about Naplli bay. Dr.
Gilbert went In shore with his water
glass and was rowed along for a great
Hstance. The glass enables the inves
tlirater to keep In touch with every
thing down to say fifty feet. For hun
dreds of yards, he said yesterday, there
wid not be a single fish cross the
f the water glass. This was
vry disappointing, as It seemed to ln
dloat that there would be little foun 1 1
ut;.Je the reef If mere was jirai-uidiij
nothing inId-. and ubequent Investi
satlsns proved the truth of this con
j4ore. Asothe- thing which has caused
Tnut astonishment among the men
h have svn f!hlne In so many parts
o? t w.-.rM I the trvir.ed us amount
of -epantl.-n which seems a ronditi n
precedent t3 fish catchlner here. As
st. Thomas puts It. off Maui the f!h-
WENT ASHORE ON
COAST OF KAUAI
Vessel Was Accounted a Hoodoo.
Put in Here in Distress Two
HE steamer Nhhau, which arrived
from Koloa about 10 o'clock last
night, brought the news that the
schooner Twilight was ashore at Koloa
and likely to become a total wreck.
Captala Thompson of the steamer re
ported that the Twilight arrived at Ko
loa frosi Ha'namaulu at 5:30 p. m. on
Saturday and that about one o'clock
yesterdty morning she dragged her an
chors it a sudden squall and hit the
teach dt a point Just below the land
Wher she went ashore Is a very bad :
pur of Jagged rocks rises
JAAES K. KAULIA DIES
SUDDENLY AND ALONE
Fell Asleep While Reading and Never Awoke
Despite Continued Efforts Toward
member of the Home Rule party, being
at the time of his death the chairman
of its executive committee. In 1879 he
was married to Maria Kaukai. They
had seven children, only one, J. K.
Kaulia, Jr., who is employed In Davies
& Company, surviving, with the widow
The time of the funeral had not been
arranged last evening.
(Continued on page 3.)'
iVI'V-k that a r-hys clan co
' an 1 "co f -i :j. i n-t find any ;n.noa-
.,f rV. Tv-Tuv S'-ieriff Ch
Impaneled a Jury, and after it had view
ed the body, sent it to the morgue for ex
amination. The Jury Is composed of fhe
following, all old friends of the dead:
Kaulaku, Joseph Kalama, John Noble.
John Kuaana, William 01epauA: and
An autopsy was held which disclosed
the existence of heart disease of long
standing. Dr. McDonald had rharge of
the examination and reported that the
disease had a firm hold upon the vital
organ. It was said by. friend of Mr.
Kaulla that his physician had warned
him that the end might cone at any
moment, and insisted upo his being
careful as to his habits..' The advice
was not given as great'.ve!ght as it
should have had. th..uh the warning
made a deep impresskn.
Kaulia was born -J Holualoa. Kona.
Hawaii. August 1CH. lSf.0. He was the
son of G. V. Lai.a. his mother being
Eva. When th? child was two years
old he was adopted by Asa Kaulia, his
uncle, who has been district judge at
Koolau since and brought to this city,
where he w?s reared. He was educated
nt KawaiaAao school, with three years
at the n.-yal school. He turned his at
tention to t'ae law in 1SST, was admitted
to prac tice. In 1 he was chosen pres
ident of the Aloha Aina and was a
member of the committee of that or
ganiz.Uion which went to- Washington
to further the iitt-rests of the former
Qun. at the 'session of Congress dur
WINS THE RACE
Cupid's Swift Yacht Defeated a Honolulu gain, leaking as badly as
Very ipeedy held on
I UNCLE SAM He is One of My Best Sailors
ermen must propitiate the fish with a f A II rp If 1 l I l I i VWTC Since annexation he has been an active
pound of Hamburg steak before they
may hope to catch one. The practice
of chewing the bait was one which was
absolutely new to the professional
dredgers and seiners, and was taken by
them as an .Indication of the extreme
scarcity of fishes.
Hut while finding so little commercial
ly, though making rich hauls from the
scientific standpoints, the Albatross
has not been falling behind In the rec
ord first established. It seems to be im
possible to find any point about the
Islands, so far as visited, which gives a
free bottom for dredgers to work. At
almost every place there are discovered
heads of coral and lava which play
smash with gear, so that It is almost a
constant case of losing or damaging! JAMES KEAUILUNA KAULIA died
dredges and seines In fact, last week, I . , ' . , . , .
once it was necessary to run into Laha- J suddenly and alone at his home,
ina for the purpose of repairing the King street and Asylum road, yes-
machinery, all owing to the hard luck terday afternoon. The end must have
with deep sea dredges which caught be- come peacefully, for his face showed no
neath heads. As indicating the chances
which are run. while the little ship was :n3 of a struggle, rather that he went
on the way here on Saturday, crossing tohls last sleep from a quiet nap.
the channel, between Molokai and this Ur. Kaulia was down town at the
Island, the dredge was put down at a police court yesterday morning, leav
polnt where on a previous cruise there ... ..'. v
was a record made. The dredge was to the courthouse for home shortly
be hauled for forty minutes. Thirty- after 9 o'clock. He was in the best of
eight minutes passed without anything health and spirits. Upon reaching home
being encountered, but then there was ne dresseJ and accompanied the mem
a strain, the ship was stopped, and for . , ...
two hours the men worked to diseJUagle bers ot the famil' to Kaumakapill
the gear, getting the dredge loose fin- church, of which he was a member,
ally and landing it on the deck, bot- After service the family returned home
torn side up. torn and the iron bars Qnd aU ale iuncneon together. After
bent and broken, and of course with- ,
' - . , the meal the family separated. Mr.
out any evidence of a haul.
Sometimes, esprcially along the north Kaulla lay down to read from a book
coast of Molokai. there were instances ,,f Hawaiian stories. His wire went
when the dredge brought up specimens out f()r a vJs,t to her mother who re.
of the bottoiu and it was found to be ,
of a rocky gravel, without the faintest n -Nuuanu valley and other mem
signs of any vegetable life at all. while bers of the family read or took a nap.
there was only the rays, which manage Mrs. Kaulla returned home about half
to exist without any visible means of t 6 O.clock anJ founj her husband
support. This barren condition oi tnei ,
witters Is considered sufficient cause tor -
the absence of fish life, and to make to arouse him but failed and young
It Impossible to hope that there will Kaulia. who returned at that time went
ever be along those coasts any preat t the onurch for judge Asa
number of fishes, no matter what the ,.-. .v,
course followed in the planting or new
varieties from other tmpk-al waters. Triere was no evidence or Dreaming oui
FisMng Is not nil the Albatross d-'"Jthe body was stiH warm. A haok was
here, and the number of soundings j , an(1 t;cratched fc.r a physi-
whlch are t-ing made will result In t-i"i , ... , . ,v
. , k.., c an. Th n-izhb rs came in and they
rr.aklng of thorouch contour lines rvtoJt I
the various islands, and the establish-! rv.bb.-d th-? N.dy to restore circulation.
Ing of some facts concerning tli state j. ..;.jnc :h!-s up for several hours, but
f :h s a bottom which will be of th.? j v lit rt.uit it was not until after
-! -: i-it-resi io : ' '-"Im ..v-i.v-k that a r.hvs!c!an could be
a-.y study or in- con.ir.i ns -
- -. -h th- I-I.li'!' came iito ex's-j f-ur.
from tht sea and extends right to the
shore, aid .the case of a vessel once
hung upm that cruel ledge is well nigh
a hopelei one.
When he Niihau left Koloa early
yesterdaifr morning the Twilight had
lest her udder and with four feet of
water in per hold was pounding heav
ily. Captsn Thompson stated last night
that in Is -opinion she was gone fo
good. Ti crew were getting the
freight ojt of her as quickly as they
could. Tht vessel's cargo was mostly
lumber. Cht. Thompson went aboard
the wrecked ressel to see if he could be
of any assistce but she was bo hope
lessly stuck tat it was seen at a
glance that nhing could be done In
the way of puli,s her off.
The Twilight it Honolulu for Kau
ai ports last Thivday under command
of Captain Kane.'phe is owned by the
Lcahi Xavigationyompany, Ltd., and
sailed out of port Splendent In a coat
of new paint. Hetcargo consisted of
230,000 feet of lumb and fifty tons of
The Twilight was m at Port Lud-
j low in 1874 and has across tonnage of
1S4. She is 112 fed long. 30 feet
beam and has a depth 09 feet 8 inches.
NearV eighteen monts ago she put
in here from Washington island in dis
tress. She was leaking udly and lost
her sals Is a big blow, Aj -vvas short
of provisions. After beinfifixed up she
sailed for San Francisco st January
twelvenonths with her carr of copra.
She w3 fited not to makeh,e Golden
Gate, .iow?ver, and soon pt back to
The race of the third class yachts of the
Hawaii Yacht Club for the Roth cup
on Saturday ended in a decisive win for
the Princtss, ably sailed by Prince Cu
pid. The other starters were the Vl-Ke,
Kahuna. Myrtle and Hihimanu.
The Princess passed the spar buoy at
2:43, the Myrtle at 2:49:50. and the Hi
himanu at 2:49:52. The Vl-Ke went round
at 2:50 ami Iho Kahuna at 2:51:10. At the
bell buoy the positions were th Bime,
with the exception that the Vi-Ke hid
deposed the Hihimanu and was occupy
ing third place. The times at the bell
buoy were: Princess. 2:53:30; Myrtle,
2:54:50; Vi-Ke, 2:55; Hihimanu, 2:53:10;
The Vi-Ke rounded the stake boat first
at 3:1S:30, Hll Myrtle at 3:19. .ml che
Princess at 3:13:20. The Hihimanu f.ot
round at 3:22, and the Kahuna at 3:22:40.
Afte-r rounding the stake boat, which
was anchired off Waikiki, the run to
Pe arl Hartor was commenced. FV" lowing
we-re the times and positions at the spar
and be II Juoys:
Bell buy positions Princess. 3 'i7: Vi
Ke. 3:3S:.rv: Oio. 3:41; Myrtle. 3:41:02; Hihi
manu. 312:43; Kahuna, 3:45; Abbie M.
(stake toat), 3:45:30.
Spnr o'Joy positions Princess. 3:39:53;
Vi-Ke. 1:43:29: Myrtle. 3:47:1: Oio. 3:47:11;
Hihimatu. 3:49:12; Kahuna, 3:52:30; Abbi
The ace was finished as follows: Prin
cess. -2: Myrtle. 4:45; Vi-K, 5:00:10; Hi
Thf members of the club sront the
night t Puuloa, returning yesterdav.
After beng drydocked for rpairs she
was sold i year ago last Felruary to
Charles Lonhard for 5650. A few
months a.& she was purchased y Hen
ry Macfaiane and formed one of the
fleet of th- Leahl Navigalion Coripany.
Quite recJtly she was overhauled and
her timbeB tested with the result that
they werrfound to be sound and good.
She was ae of the original boats of the
For a log time the Twilight was re
garded a hoodooed vessel, as the
result of; the outcome of her voyage
from Wfthington Island, and the at
tempt sh made to get from here to the
Coast. She's wanted here and he'll
stay hoc" said the wise ones omin
ously, jfter a time, on acount of her
good beavious, she grew into better
repute hd folks said that hc-r luck
And iw comes the news that she Is
a totalloss on the windward siae or
Kauai, and with it the echo of the
Th'Steame-r Fnterprise sailed from
Hiloi.r the Coast last Friday, with CO.
oM tgs of sugar and the following
raf-T;Crr?: P. Pck and wife. Mrs. J.
T. 5ir and five ch'Mren, Iis V. ll
th t--'K cV
f the Twly th
T;-je othtr mc?-:b-:-rs of th-1 committee
VlMin-.' v.------ p.- v..-.t r Ka'.a'i .k:'rr.i. John Ttu-h- j iIar Dr. M. Wac-hs. W. P.
en and ! ar U r. 2r.d the lot? William Auld. JrF end WK'iam Silva.
; Dr. Oliver' Services
Kalautapa, Molokai. April 17th, 1902.
Edir Advertiser: Permit me space
In yo.T c)lurnr,s to say that if ur.
Rich rd Oliver, the resident physician
of the Leper Settlement, resins, he wia
leave here with the respc-et and warm
est tl'.'ha of almost the entire com
munty. an! the people hero, the ones
rorf interested in the re-ent investlga-
A. ' ti':r of the Board of Health. wi'.I b-se
j th ir best friend.