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TKG PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISES, HONOLULU", THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1909.
A PETTY OFFICER TELLS OF THE RUNNERS OF HAWAII "The big to do that 13 being made ab.vni Longboat and Dorandc and Hayes and the rest of these Marathon maners gives me more or less of a tired feel ing," observed a chief petty officer i? the navy, who has done a lot of cruis ing among the Pacific Islands, accord ing to The "Washington Star. " 'Tired,' because I know for a sure thing that they are not. ;.n epHe of the dope that's written about them, anything like the fastest runners in the world. They've got runners Kanaka men down in the Hawaiian Islands, for example, that 111 be willing to gamble a cruise pay off could make all of these pufly-wuffy Marathon runners look like aluminum milk tickets. "The first time 1 ever hit the Ha waiian Islands. I was an apprentice in the navy, and it was at that time that I saw one of those Kanaka runners beat a Idt of good horses on a thirty-mile uphill run. "Happened in 1S83, when 'Dave' Ka lakana. as the oldtimers around Hono lulu call him yet, was king of the is-1 lands. At that time there w?re no tele phones joining the islands aa, there are now, and government messages and mandates were carried from island to island by the inter-island steamships and rushed into the interior of the is land by the Kanaka runners. "Ali of these Kanaka runners would keep up a dead lope all day and all night without ever resting a minute. They were the King's messengers, and they simply did not know what getting winded or tired meant. , "King Dave Kalakaim thought a heap of these runners of his too. He always stuck to it that they could go faster and further than horses over the rough Hawaiian roads. "In this he was disputed by a num ber of the white attaches of his court. Kalakaua wagered $1000 with his white eourtiers that he could pick out a run ner from among his Kanakas who would get from Hilo, on the main island of Hawaii, to the crater of Kilauea it is! called the burning lake of Kilauea fi distance of nearly thirty miJes. quick ie tliSa horse and rider could make the trip. Tb$ COHrtifrs snapped the King up on thfs proposition at ?en money. 'tit' looked to all of the white men do 'Q there as if they had a lot the "hotter of it in that bet. The King and & big party of Honolulu folk went in one of riiw inter-island boats to Hi!o tojree ih race. Y " "The King picked 6itt a huge, sinewy Kanaka, a mail about tliifty, who had been employed as a State ruhser at Lahaina, on the island of Maui, for a Bomber of years, to essay the task of beating the horses. ' Eight Kanakas made the start on horseback on native ponies, bred from American carnses .strong, sure footed, nippy little" devils, thoroughly used to climbing on the bad lava roads. - " .s "The King and his party -had gone up to the volcanic house, at the top of Kilauea, in coaches on the da v be HUNTING BODY OF YOUNG LOGAN - 111 1 ' 1 Adolph .Schnack Describes the Search, in a Letter to V His Father. The following letter received in the Lurline .mail by J. H. Schnack from his son, Adolph, who is spending his vacation with a party bf fellow Stan ford students in. the Yosemite Y alley, gives a true and vivid, account of the search for and the finding of the body of Horace Logan. CAMP CUBBY, Yosemite, August 15. Dear Father: I will try and tell you hdw five of us boys earned a $1000 rewards. A seventeen-year-old boy nam ed Horace B. Logan, got lost in the mountains ten days ago. He failed to write home for several days after Icav . ing Glacier Point (which is direetly above this camp). Some soldiers were sent out after le had been missing, one day but they could not find any trace , of him. After this a party of Camp Curry help saw a hat up in the water in a small stream which comes over the precipitous bluff from one ledge to an other for about two thousand feet di rectly back of camp. The soldiers got the hat and found1 the initials H. B. L. in it. The uncle of the boy then came to camp to see what he could do. We five roys nad Deen out searching every- where. I was let down over several perpendicular places, each of ' which were easily three hundred feet high. We searched high and low for six days. The soldiers were not allowed to go out any more because the Major said it was too dangerous. Yesterday, the seventh day, we finally came to the conclusion to try and reach the lowest large ledge. I had previously looked down upon this ledge' but there was a small space I could not -see. Well, we got a long rope to tne iedge above end I and another fellow went down. The first knowledge we had of the nearness of the corpse was the smell. We went over to a rock and there in plain view lav the body about fifteen feet below. We got it wrapped up in a hammock and some sheets, hoisted it up over the ledge and finally got it down to camp, where it ,has not yet been removed. The body was black and in "a fearful condition. I did some of the hardest work I ever did in my life in thos seven days and I do not want any more ledge-climbing for a .while. The re ward was raised to a $1003 the day we found the body. With best wishes. ADOLPH. : - EDWABD IS N. G. ' Carrie Jackson has filed suit for a divorce from Edward N. G. Jackson on the apparent ground that he is N. G. The libel, however, merely says that Le fails to provide for her support. I I I fore to see the finish of the race and to "be on hand to greet the winner. I was axnong a party of man-o '-war's men from one of our o'd wooden packets in the harbor of Hilo to make the ride up to Kilauea soon after the King's a.-cent to see the finish. 4 ' The road from Hilo up to the crater of Kilauea has been greatly improved sinee that time, but it sure was one bad trail then. It was only wide enough for one wagon, and it was a climb of about thirty degrees all the way. The trees that lined the road used to get blown across the trail in big windstorms, , and the coach drivers counted it as part of their job to jump from their seats every tpie they came to these obstructions and shoulder them out of the way. This work had all been carefully attended to in advance of the race by order of King Dave, and it looked like a pipe for the ponies, for all of these ponies had made the run up to the Kilauea crater many a time. "The King didn't ask for any handi cap allowance for his runner. The Ka naka runner toed the scratch with the horses, and they got off together at the crack of the gun. "The horses distanced the runner ,from the jump and he allowed them to distance him. He just took up his steady lope and let the cayuse get away out of sight up the steep trail. For ten miles the horses were so far above him on the trail that he couldn't see side nor hair of them, but this Kanaka knew how to wait. "Long before the hotel called the Half Way House was reached the horses began to come back to him, and the Ka naka was just breezing along then with the same long stride he had started with. He wasn't even taking short breaths for himself. He stooped down onee at a spring beside the road and took a couple of mouthfuls of water. The cayuses were up ahead a bit, blowing their heads off, for they'd been going at a clip that they'd never been Dushed i to before. . "Five miles from the finish the Ka naka forged ahead of the horses and it was only a romp for him the remainder of the distance. He took a position for the rest of the journey about a half roue anew of f jig panting, and exhaust- iT-iY V V i 1 as- i uphiU lope likea man wound up for a f wee ,0r so of that sort of thing. "He never let them get any nearer to him to the finish. When only a mile remained the Kanaka riders of the horses spurred and whipped the .beasts with all their might, tout it was no use, The Kanaka MSner promptlv let out a Hak himself and disappeared be.- yond their sight along the tortuous trail, anu wnen six ot tne ponies pulled up at the vernada of the Yolcano House the runner was sitting on the steps as cool as a cucumber and enjoying a mess of poi, that starchy taro root stuff that Kanakas eat. Two of the ponies had dropped dead in their final effort to overtake the two-footed, runner. "I'd like to see some of the Kanaka runners get into the contest the next time there's a Marathon. I'd win a bet for myself.". Ill 118 1 As Many a Honolulu Eeader Knows Too Well. . When the kidneys are sick, . , Nature tells you all about it. The urine is nature 's calendar. Infrequent or too frequent action; " Any urinary trouble tells of kidnev ills. " Doan's Kidney Pills cure all kidney ills. The following testimony proves it: Mrs. Kate Gunn, 474 E.-Georgia St., Memphis, Tenn., says: "My kidneys were badly disordered as was shown iby the unnatural appearance of the secre tions. I could not stand for any length of time, as the pains in my iback be came almost unbearable. I" finally no ticed a swelling in my knee-joints and ankles rsnd mornings when I arose I was so stiff that I could scarcely stand. Idid not sleep more than an hour at a time, and I was very nervous. 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The company has the best facilities and is turning out a higher grade of office record books and loose leaf ledger outfits than can be made in any other shop in the territory. The best results obtain when the books are made so far ahead of the time they are to be put into service that they can be thoroughly seasoned in the press. For that reason the wise man will place his book order with the Gazette Co. now and feel as sured of getting as good a book as can be made in the world' and for a reasonable price. A telephone request to the office phone 8S will bring a representative. . : Mike McGinnis was being examined for jury duty in a murder trial. "Mr. McGinnis," asked the judge, "have you formed or expressed an opinion as to the guilt or innnocence of the prisoner at the barf" "No, sir," re plied Mike. "Have you any conscien tious scruples against capital punish ment!" "Not in this case, your hon or," Mike replied. Our Which Begins Wednesday, September oocxoooooacoo Personal Attention III 111 I MI1IMH Given to --as ooooooocooooo FREE HA 11 f Continued Prom rapj One.) - of relief when he finally gat it off his hands and signed it yesterday morning. He says that he will begin work at once on his report for next year that is, he will make up his next report from things as they happen -instead of leaving the work all to be. done at one time and in one grand rush. The following is the introduction to the Board of Health report: Honorable Walter F. Frear, Governor of Hawaii, Honolulu. Sir: I respectfully submit herewith, the report of this department for the year ending June 30, 1909, Quarantine of contagions diseases, ' sanitation, detention of the insane, and segregation, among other duties of the board, . are operations which interfere with persons. .From the standpoint of the community the justification therefor is ample but not always so considered when met with personally. At times this has rendered the work of the board difficult. Nevertheless, the records for many years past demonstrate that the board has as a rule pursued its work with energy and sincerity, any diminu- 1 -- nf Cll nil TT--1r V,n!nr r n a .-vi-iv. 4- V.I I Part at ieast, to varying contem- Lraneon, eonditmr, ' poraneous conditions. Personally I can speak f$om actual experience only of the period begin ning May 7, 1901, and ending April 27, 3903, as a member of the Board of Health, and of the last two months-'of the year ending June 30, 1909, as its president. Periods have occurred since 1865 when political, commercial and otter in fluences have appeared to sway the O work of the board. As a rule, how- S ever, sucn mnuences nave Deen gooa. A great deal of good has lieen done. In short, the wisdom of the board's course has-been directed not by its own knowledge only, but by the many influences, good and bad, brought upon and agaist it, and the exercise of good judgment upon such influences. Un doubtedly in this fashion, though slow, the best laws have ibeen made and the best and most enduring policies laid, much as the method may be regarded contemporaneously, or even subsequent ly, as temporizing or weak. Within its limited principality Ha waii early created a means not only of ridding itself of contagious diseases, sickness of all kinds, and insanitary conditions, but of protecting itself against outside contamination. Sinee ' annexation and the establishment of , the U. S. Public Health, and Marine Hospital Service in the islands, Hawaii has been relieved of the latter respon- i sibility and even greater security has i been afforded thereby. In addition to! this, and as a matter of further as surance, the Federal government has ' oeen masing gratuymg progress in the investigation and treatment of leprosy in Hawaii. The close of this period marks an other epoch in the administration of health matters in Hawaii, in that a dual responsibility with regard to, the care of the indigent sick, the preven tion of contagious diseases and of nui sances, and the maintenance of sani tary conditions h'as been created by the Legislature of 1909 between the Territorial government and the muni cipal subdivisions thereof. This among other changes has been accomplished partly by direct legislative action, and partly by definition of legislative policies which it is expected will be carried out by the administrative and county officers before the next session of the Legislature. In the meantime, and without direct legislation on leach subject, it is expected that the municipal subdivisions will assume their share of the health burden, par ticularly in regard to matters of pure ly local importance, such as local sani tation, care of their own sick, and maintenance --of local sanitary condi tions, leaving to the Territory those subjects affecting the Territory at large, which would naturally fall with in tlm province of a state or territorial board of health. By direct legislation the last Legislature gave to the coun ties the support and maintenance of hospitals, the inspection of meat, fish, cattle, milk, dairies, buildings and house sewers, morgues, cemeteries, in terment of indigent dead, care of in digent sick, abatement of nuisances and many of other duties in regard to health and sanitation Having been in office but the re maining two months of the year end ing June 30, 1909, the period which this report is intended to cover, I feel that this report more truly belongs to my predecessor, Mr. MarkP. Eobinson, who has faithfully served as Presi dent of the Board of Health for the first ten months of the period. Undsr the circumstances, however, Mr. Eob inson feels, and I concur therein, that this report should be made principally by the administrative officers of the Mara wnn nave so wiil carried out i its work, hence I shall confine myself to the following brief observations in regard to contagious diseases and the insane asylum. Contagious Diseases. The powers and resources of the Fed eral Government and sea isolation are behind the effort and means of prevent ing contagious diseases from entering Hawaii. A comprehensive article on Will We Are Getting Ready For A CI nnua oooooooooooooooo TV ULl LLUl lllU this subject by Dr. W. C. Hobdy, Passed Assistant Surgeon and Chief Quarantine Officer, will be found on page 143, and special attention is directed thereto. Individual effort, with cleanliness and isolation should not onlv succeed in preventing contamination from the j outside, but in expelling all contagious 1 diseases from Hawaii. Climatic and natural conditions will aid as well. Tt is. then, worth while to redouble individual effort to accomplish that! which is well within the realm of possi bility, to make these islands one of the healthiest places in the world. Eminent medical 'authority here have said that this can be accomplished. Insane Asylum, An insane asylum for such only as are dangerous to the community does not appear quite complete under advanced theories of treatment of insane. It is to be" hoped the time may come when the afflicted, including those not dan gerous to the community, may seek, or ! at least hecome entitled to asyiuiu. oy asylum is not meant prison but refuge, where those unable to control them selves, both the dangerous to the com munity and the merely harmless, may be subjected to humane restraint, care and treatment. Thi privilege, through, private means, is exercised principally bv the rich. In time, through state ac tion, should it not extend here, as else where, to the poor? In that tame no spectacle may be witnessed of an inof fensive creatine wandering through the streets unkempt and apparently uncared for; a sight unattractive and possibly harmful to those not responsible for Ihim; a spectacle deeply humiliating to 4, ' w nnablp to care for him: In cases ot mis sort it ouw oe for the general ana lnaiviauai gnou were the state to render assistance, change the law, and, if necessary, change the objects and province of an asvluin as well. Eespectfullv submitted. E. A'. MOTT-SMITH, President of the Board of Health of the Territory of Hawaii. 111 I 19 earance 1st s uesi 11 III Books FOR 1910 This is the time when men should begin to consider- their office-book wants for next year. It is none too early to order so that your books of record may be well made and properly seasoned, WHETHER IT BE FOR CONVENTIONAL RECORD, CASH, LEDGERS, JOURNALS OR DAY BOOKS OR LOOSE LEAF OUT FITS WE WANT THE ORDER AT ONCE. 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