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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 1912.
1 'i
FISHER HEARING
Continued from Pago 1)
Dullness people here, and that as a
whole the part-Hawalians are becom
ing better.
Besides Mr. Rath, the others who
were called upon this morning were
B. F. Dillingham, who told extensive
ly of his railroad operations here; A.
W. T. Bottomley, of Bishop & Co.,
who was asked about the homestead
lng operations around Olaa,' and II.
Gooding Field, the expert accountant,
who was: called on briefly to com
ment on whsre he considers local
conditions to need remedy. Mr. Field
said that .there la too much politics
in local government affairs, but gave
as his opinion that the larger inter-
ests here sincerely desire a change
in the direction of more efficient go?-
ernment but are handicapped because
they "are outvoted at the polls byjjt'to lapse by not beglmrmg 'work in
forces which stand for Incompetency
in office. Mr. Fisher asked Field if
ihev interests wou:J not exert' more
influence provided thejhould adopt
a policy of doing more M the smaller
fry. but Mr. Field did not answer this
one way or the other, saying he has
been a resident here buf a short time
and would not. undertake to talk cn
this point. ... v .
The secretary went into railroad op.
eratlons and financial history here to
a considerable extent, finally ask Jig
for financial statements from the com
panies, which Mr, Dillingham said te
would. be. very. glad to furnish. Dil
lingham declared that; 'the railroads
have no objectiom whatever to a pub
lic utilities commission to exercise su
pervision over .'.their operations pro
vided such a commission were made
up of able,' impartial and consclen
nien? " "We welcome any, properly ap
pointed commission, he said;
v The secretary tu rned his inquiries
somewhat upon the question of water
ed stock and Mr. Dillingham explain
ed the financing of the f dads in do
tail Mr. Dillingham expressed some
. doubt as to the feasibility, of home-
steading the government lands under
present conditions. , Mr. Ashford quea-
- uoueu ait. muingnam upon me uaou
railroad's operations, evidently trying
a i m m - i a.
to establish the point that the rail
road's present capital stock and great
prosperity were built up on a cheaply.
; acquired foundation, and Mr. Dilllng
ham answered somewhat sharply that
. the road had developed this Island
from a point where taxes were around
$220,000 to a point wher, ethey are
close to two millions.
, '"It would have given; me great
pleasure to adjourn the hearing to-
. aay ana tomorrow, in aeierence to
the funeral of the Emperor of Ja
: pan," ; said . the Secretary .by way of
ODenine the meetlne this moraine.
"but my time Is so short that I feel
I can not spare any of it, soVe must
proceed as usual."
ham, who stated he is interested; in
the Oahu and Hilo railways, has" large
holdings ..of stocks in sugar and rice
lands, and is responsible; for the; for
" matfon bf several large agricultural
corporations on Oahu and other is-
lanas. - .. .. -... . t ,.- .
: The Secretary, asked him - lot his
opinion as to the suggestion, of form
ing a public utilities commission here.'
it wouid be a good thing. ; "Aa far
as the two railways "are concerned,
under the provisions Of " the Inter
state commerce act, and we. hare con-
lie said.' no shinninc interest had
raisea any question ma.i reqmreu uie
f 1 fl i L . 1 1 .1 11..
attention of the Interstate commerce
" commission.""' "V""'
"Now,-naturally, your Interests are
on the side of the investor. Don't
you think- It would be a benefit if a
- . it., .yi An.
Dolnted to . handle the local cues-
tionsr :' ; 1 ' v ,'
mm . i r . . . J. n
, KJi course, ii tuugui uui t cau sw
no need of ; it while we are; directly
under tne nigner boay, tne interstate
. commission." v: ' .." '"' V
- The Secretary r called his , attention
to the numerous .State railway com
missions on the mainland, which had
been generally commended and in
dorsed by: the railroads: themselves.
. "As v far as t am 1 concerned," or as
the local railroads Ure concerned, I
believe the appointment of a local
commission would be welcomed, If it
is deemed 'necessary. So far I be
lieve we have given satisfaction and
-can see no immediate necessity for
such" a body. ' ; v;. , rr
Fisher, tben took up tne quesuon oi
combination between the railways and
the steamship lines. -Mr. Dillingham
denied that any attempt had been
made at 'a combination that bordered
on" monopoly." He entered into a dis
cussion concerning the manner In
- which the various "steamship lines
uu.a giarieu uuu , uio nuiwujra uu
been built, giving a brief, history of
the enterprises.
As to tne financial results, ne saia
the Oahu line was started with ; a
capitalization of $700,000 'and Intend
ed to extend onlv abont 20 miles, or
to Ewal There was no apparent bus
iness in sight beyond that point The
franchise provided for a1 subsidy of
:" $700 a mile, granted after the first
15 miles should be bhllt. ' It was only
possible to .build it on bonds, and the
lirsi - jau.uvw wtib nuaeu m imj in
lands, v Seven" per cent bonds" were
sold amone the farmers. The $700' a
mile was ; paid only on the road b'e
yond the .first 15 miles. The - road
was finally extended to Kahuku, first
to Waianae, where a plantation was
already established. This was '' in
1893, he thought about' four or five
' years after the original line to Ewa
' had been built . r;,'4' y..v "i
i Stock was issued equal to the total
capitalization. , The road began to
pay dividends about ten or eleven
years alter its estaDiisnment wnen raies, saia n is me poucy oi me rau
the dividend reached' 12, per cent, the road to comply with all the require
capital stock was doubled. It wasiments of the interstate commerce act
again increased in 1907 and again In J believing that it was for the best in
1912. The original capitalization was ' terests of the company, as well as
$5,000,000. The last Increase was $1T-
000.000. '
- The present market value of the
company '8 bonds runs, he said, about
102 or 103. '
, The net earnings he said are about
11.000,000. The surplus dividend baa
largely gone Into new rolling stock
and extending the line.
Fisher asked if any of the original
stockholders ever paid into the treas
ury. Dillingham answered he could
not remember any large amounts thus
paid by stockholders. The Secretary
again asked if any of the stock now
outstanding had ben paid for by
actual cash, . turned into the com
pany's treasury. Dillingham replied
in the affirmative, and gave the name
of one man who had purchased his
stock outright
. Mr. Dillingham then gave a history
of the development, of the Hilo rail
way. That was an economical line,
easily constructed,' he asserted, cost
ing only about $20,000 "a mile. He
told how' he and his associates with
drew In favor of some others who
claimed to have several millions to
begirt work immediately. The oth
ers, who, he thought, were headed by
two men known as Gear and Brown,
obtained their franchise, but allowed
I rive years time.
Mr. Dillingham then told or going
to Governor: Carter f and taking up
with him the matter of the Hilo Rail
road construction, asking " 20 . years'
evemntlon from taxation as - one of
the encouragements. Carter favored
this for ten years anyway, and the
Legislature passed a bill - to this ef
fect. Mr. Dillingham stated briefly
how he sugge"sted to Gov. Carter that
in i view of the Obstacles of building
the road, the Government get, if pos
sible, the organic act changed so that
The . Territory could guarantee four
per cent on bonds for rail road a au-
thoH2Mt and - that -the read itself
should pay six per cent ou Its "bonds,
two Der cent" of which should go ior
a specific punose--bnil ding; and de
velopment of interior carriage roads
on Hawaii. He said the -only advan
tage to the railroad " wbiild be that
Ihe promoters could take this propo
sition to New York and sell itsDonas
because - of this - Territorial guaran
"He thought it a very improper
proposition." said ; Mr. i Dlllingram.
saying there were a 'few holders' of
government bonds here who wouldn't
like it So we went ahead on our
nwn ftianeement" 1 He '. then dut
lined the financing of the Hilo road.
A four percent . dividend was paid
early in the history; of. the line, but
no dividend has been declared in re
cent, years, because the earnings did
not' warrant itv The net profits last
year, however, were about $SD,000 to
$35,000; while thir fear they were
$4S,000.
. Asked about homesteadlng, Dilling
ham said he bfelieVed It would be a
cood thine to have more people here
if . Ihey -could, make : a; living. He
would naturally desire to from a rail-
ioaa BL&uuyuHu . i . - . ;
" "But I cannot see how it is going
to. do any good to uproot a system
that has cost so much to establish
and which is proving so successful In
a financial way, - to make room for a
lot of malfhlnls who' doh't understand
condiUons.---y
' Regarding " pineapples 5 as a crop, ' he
said It lias been only within, the last
few years It has had a: real test, but
thought It: would not prove practical
to the small homesteader because of
the great expense it entails. There
are only a' few known crops that are
known wlll.be successful, he aserted,
and that sets a large limitation on the
prospects : of, the homesteader..
Of the government lands on ; which
leases are expiring, V he thought- it
would be " a Tather daugerous experi
ment to open these" for homesteadlng,
seriously crippling the plantations.
The mills are expensive; propositions!
and the owners need control; of suf
ficient land to 'insure enough business
for the mills to make them -pay for
themselves. If the land,, goes to the
small farmers,; the mill owhers will
never have that 'assurance," because
they will never know how soon the
farmers -may 'turn to some .culture
other than cane. vv.-- "
; He admitted, 'however1, that there
are limitations to the land, that about
the only alterhate crop I is the pine
aDDle. Th Secrfelary 'informed him
that' others have testified that -land
best suited for sugar is generally not
ra success as pineapple land. ' "
'T presume r that is true," DUllng
ham admitted". ; .:
Attorney Ashf ord ; then questioned
the- railway man regarding the estab
lishment of the plantations along .the
Oahu railway line. Asked if any pro
moters stock was Issued on the , Ewa
Plantation.1 he reDlled:
"Well,- II there was, 4 1, didn't get
any." . ;.;;:.. . -'.' ;.-v; ':
. Mr. Dillingham . went into Ewa's f I
nancial history, saying It was capital
ized originally for a : half million,
which was a million or a million fend
a hair too low, ana wnea uasue ec
Cooke: had carried .'the plantation al
most to the point of suspension they
were finally able to raise more money
and later : the: capitalization was In
creased. ' He also told of Waialua's
inceDtlon. developed " from ! a cattle
ranch, the lease of which was held
by himself and Mark Robinson. The
railroad directors declined to take
this up as , a plantation proposition,
and Mr. Dillingham told how he him
self had taken hold of the proposition.
The Halsteaa' holdings Were secured
and a. fifty-year lease on Bishop1 es
tate land. He. incorporated the plan
tation when he let go for the value
to which it had been brought
; Ashford asked Jilmi "So that the
property which you secured for $25,-
000 was divided, the cattle sold to
the railroad - and the plantation for
two or three ! hundred thousand ' dol
lars f You mean you did that?" ;
Mr. Dillingham: "Yes; of course
1 did." v-.;'--'-- .
Mr. Dillingham in response to ques
,tIons by Ashlord a3 to the. railroad
for ; the public He then told of the
conditions under which the Wahiawa
extension was built under guarantee
of business from the pineapple grow
ers" and of the voluntary reductions
rade on the freight upon a schedule
previously agreed upon;
What Railroad Has Done.
Ashford questioned Dillingham fur
ther on the stock Issue- and ' dlrh
dends of the O. R. & X Co.
"Ill tell you what we paid for our
franchise." said Dillingham. "The
Government granted us this franchise
and we've bulk up the' tales on all
this ' Island from $220,000 in 189 to
between a million and a half or two
millions, which this government re
ceives from ,the efforts of one or two
men. Beyond the point .where the
railroad reaches on this Island, the
taxes hate remained about as they
were. That's what we paid for the
Stock. .. i I .'"v; ; ..
Questioned further, Mr. Dillingham
said . warmly : "I dont own all the
stock, Mr. Ashford. Humanity ' has
enjoyed the bleslns of this railroad."
- Ashford asked as to the trustees o
the bondholders and Mr.' Dillingham
said Governor Freaf. and R. ;W. At
kinsoh.
Fisher asaed uuimgham . .. ii any
statement has been prepared and
made public showing the financial
condition of the 1 Oahu railroad, in
cluding the capital account Mr. Dil
llngham said; he did not know
whether this had , been publicly
shown since the start because of or
ganization and reorganization in the
early stages of the road, but; that It
can all be determined from an exam
ination of the books. ;ThQ annual , re
ports, he said, . show these accounts
in all their, details. . Mr. ' Fisher' said
be Is . anxious to get an accurate re
port showing what amount : of cash
money has been actually, put into .the
road In . con.struction, extension, etc
: On examination by Attorney' Olson
Mr. Dillingham said that Governor
Frear has been trustee for the Oahu
bondholders for some eight, years
"Well Mr. Dillingham." said Fisher
good,humpredly, "If you've got a road
with -the capitalization f you've men
tioned, your stock selling at 140, and
only , two millions of - bonds outstand
Ing, . we can safely: assume that the
duties of a trustee for. the bondhold
ers would , be rather .perfunctory."
Rath talks' on 8octal Problems.
r Mr. J. A.' Kennedy was then called
for,- but was not present - James A.
Rath. head ot Palama ' Sottlement
was,, called. HO said he came , here
from - Springfield, . Mass" wliera he
had acquired training in social work.
Ha icame here ; In Marcjv 1905, and
since that time ,has been engaged In
settlement .work. ;He stated that the
settlement or mission work into which
bo entered was started ' by : the Cen
tral Ubion' church. - He described the
general nature of the work; declar
ing that It sometimes even extended
to finding wives for the men.
- The population in: the settlement is
largely 'Japanese, though" there are
large numbers of Chinese, Hawallaris
etc, the records last year showing' 24
nationalities." ' r V - v
Asked regarding - the report that
plantation .workers are drifting Into
the city and- going Into other lines bf
work, : he said 7 the Filipinos aro the
Only- noticeable' race: in this respect
He admitted that In . many v instances
the Filipinos are not strong enough
for It . He: said - their complaint ,is
usually tnat the work is too ham:
-While" the. Filipinos make V little
complaint ; of small wages, many
Spaniards enter -that objection ito
plantation life. ; -They - often say, h
asserted, that they - have to pay iso
mnch ; at the plantation . stores that
they cannot make' a living. He - had
made no comparison of the pricet at
the plantation stores with prices in
ine ciiy. . ; . -;-:.i;.r-,-;...
Doubted Homestead ' Plans. v
f He though homesteadlng under
present, conditions is a difficult pro'
position. , - : - :-, '. ":' ;
."I don't see how It can be made a
success," i he said. "My father-in-law
aptly explained the situation when, I
sought to get mm to come nere jrom
his home near. Boston. He ' said if he
came. here an raised cane," his only
crop, he would be at the mercy of otie
man, while at his own home he could
haul diversified ; crops to. the Boston
market and get good prices, being at
the; mercy Of no one man." v
V"I can't s6e how Governor Frear
has ahnhink to do with 'the condition
present here," he . added - a minute
Concerning the "shifting of imnii-
grants from the Islands to the main
land, ho said he! could not ekplaln it
more' than that they are "drawn by
the glamour of .' going to "the white
man's land." . : , V , " j
He eive' an interesting narrative bf
the) manner in which the different
races i mlr here, declaring that the
mixture Is .very free and unlimited.
Asked as td the effect where An
glo-Saxons toOk homesteads on land
and found themselves neighbors bf
Orientals,' he said he thoUght the An
glo-Saxon 5 would r eventually move
oUt . They don't like the tlose social
position. thoUgn they are willing to
give money to Christianize the On
entals: 1 Hi thought there Is a tend
ency here to regard all manual labor
as peculiar to; tho ' Oriental, and told
a story of a" proposed partnership n
d lawn mOwer : between a " white and
Chinese boy, which was rpeated by
the white lad; as being beneath him.
Asked regarding the so-called Japan
ese strike, he said he noticed the
Japanese places were vtaken by men
In the city, who were, paid about
$1.50 a day, and that there was con
siderable competition for JMie JoW.
He said the larger boys rushed to the
O. R. & L. depot at 4 a. m. to get
tickets early and reach the planta
tions before, others, to get work.
Asked by ' Attorney 'Ashford what
he thought the effect of $1.50 steady
wages would have on Honolulu, Mr.
Rath said 1 he could not answer, not
kriowing.
in answer to 'a question by Attor
ney Olson, he declared that if a tract
is to be settled by Anglo-Saxons, the
Oriental race would have to -be denied
holding on the same section; other
wise the Anglo-Saxon would not stay.
"If you want to keep the Anglor
Saxon you cannot mix them with the
other races. He stands aloof from
them." He admitted it was true
there are many Intermarriages be-
a FisiitiR PtAKs to 8
-flELTKfO POT OPEBATIXG
n ;- ' . :: :
Secretary of the Interior Fish- a
a'er will have an opportunity to-a
a morrow afternoon and evening to a
a see the famous "melting pot" of a
a the world In actual operation, a
a and during the Inquiry this morn- ?$
a ing expressed his Intention, If he a
a can make arVahgements,' to at a
a tend the exercises given by the a
a boys and glfls at the Palama so- t$A
u ciai settlement . J
a He was Informed, during his a
a public discussion with James A. a
a Rath, that the last censtut of the a
a Settlement school showed that' a
a children of about twenty-four na- a
a tionalitles are associated togeth- a
a er there. The Secretary tfxpress- a
a ed deep Interest in the affair, a
a and said he would gladly accept a
a Mr. Rath's InviUtion to -attend a
a the autumnal children's program a
a tomorrow evening with Jirs. Fish- a
a er, if his time will permit a
aaaaaaaaaaaa a a a a a
tween them and the other races, but
added: "I pity the offspring." , '
At the same time he , admitted
many of these .had;; been successful
and said he had: in 1 view :., when - he
spoke, of the admixtures in East In
dia. ; ; -;
Fidd 6ays too Much Politics. '
H. Gooding Field, "1 the expert ; ac
countant " and ' efficiency ' expert was
then summoned. - He told of his com
ing here, his work ; for the Honolulu
Chamber of Commerce and the Ifilo
Chamber of Commerce. : . : f y V
"I came . to the conclusion that the
local' governments Were inefficient,
he said in answer to the qUery as. to
his conclusions.' "due' to the Ineffi
ciency of : the individuals ih tho 'var
ious offices."
He stated that his
views , had been brought publicly in
reOrta on his; iuyesdgatlohs. . " lr . . ,
; He said he; dldt nbl knirvf that:! any
action ' had been taken' o his recom
mendations, to, improve cohdluons. j
-) He admitted, on questions, by the
Secretary that he had , not had occa
sion M . ihyesUgaio ithe public : utili
ties companies ; MfTTi vX$. Wi'
He said ; he Dellpred there la : too
much politics In the Islands and that
it is impossible ,rpr the larger interests-
to effect i changes 'because they
are hot In a'mkjority afc; the polls;: s .
Attorney fAshford; then 1 asked: him
if he understood Jthe . testimony ylven
yesterday: by WrW. lGoodale, on .the
Walaluff. plantations,: and if there are
laws, providing against, fictitious re
turns of property values. -f - He. replied
that there ' Is at present ho law , pro
viding for:. Independent audits, which
must be made to ascertain the verity
of returned Vamea.'" "'''-.-" ."; v :
? A. WVT. Bottomly of Bishop & Co.;i
was " fcked ; regarding prices: or wages
bald homesteaders reblyint ' thai
most "6f " the lahdr 'was tangled by the
JapaheseV:6h' 'contract ' ' He- thought
one man could care for about 10 acres
of cane..VIis concern had abdut' 20
or 30 such laborers, most of the oth
ers holding smallir ' tracta. "Vfe pre
fer to rent' less than 10 Acres, so tha
oner man ' will , produce larger, better
cropd. he said;:"
ye started jn about ten years ago
wnn tne iaea or .getting tne coiiee
planter to' tay :as; a homesteader.
When the coffee boom failed we
turned to" sugar and ad'op'ted the
leasing system." H'.' ' '
Where his olantlon had to - ad'ont a
policy, ii ' used., the; . contract, JXelng
willing to 'give f long contracts' Vwhen
they ar desired. The prices piid the
producer vary with" th market; - a
present '. being $4 a ton, - as ' sugar . Is
worth X cents at'New.: Tork- T- ' -
; The Secretary thfeh hegah figuring
in aetau tne cost oi sugar . proauction
on Bott6mley8 figures: Bottomly
though the small ; produicefa" could
produce cane as cneap', dr . 'cheaper,
than the large plantation; under these
condiuons, largely oeqause tne home
steaders "in, this- section4 have better
land and have 'been able to give the
crop 'more attention ; Hfc thought that
this year, nowevet, ws company and
the small producers' ard goings to get
about the same yleld.-f : ,
Who will' be falsing the cahe at
the smaller price! he Was asked.
That's aiiuestfon. It's about . a
standoff." He .thought the small man
working for himself Will work; longer
hours ; and .harder :than ? .for wages,
most of these he was thihkihig of, are
Japanese. H6 said there were three
or four white ; '"homesteaders i there,
and -gave th6 Secretary - their names.
There; is one large Hawaiian planter
who has about 400 acres and sublets
It to laborers. All the others: are
Japanese,' he asserted.' v
"Our manager v considers ne can
grow cane cheaper by day. labor than
by contract or . leasing, Bottomley
said. He admitted v he ' and ' the man
ager differed ph that.lwlnt. r -
Secretary Fisher then adjourned
the hearing until 9 :3KJ b'Clock tomor
row morning. : " v ' . -
MISS ASHFORD TO. STUDY
LAW AT FATHER'S COLLEGE
Miss Catherine Ashford, daughter Of
C. W. Ashf ord, has 'so far recovered
from a recent injury as to sail for San
Prancisco last ' Friday where she will
visit with her brother before starting
East ;
Miss Ashford goes to study law. at
heir father's Alma Mater, the Univer
sity of Michigan and will travel with
Mr. and Mrs: Geo. R. Carter as far as
Chicago. .
Mrs. L. A. De la Nux of Naolehu
was called suddenly -to Honolulu to
be with her : son,; who is ill at the
Queen's Hospital. .
William H: Kehpe, widely known
among Foresters' and with man con
nections in fraternal societies, died
of heart disease at his home In Nau
ga tuck, aged 58.'
A transpacific voyage In a 20-foot
yawl is being undertaken by three
men as the first leg of a cruse around
the world. The men left Yokohama in
the Sea Queen, Capt Henry Vos.
. 13TII
Cannery Employe- on Way to
Work Meets Death in the
; Railway Yards
.The number IS, supposd to be repre
sentative of all the bad luck in the
world, displayed Itt potency as a male
volent agent this morning In the case
of Theodore Alexandrpvitch an em
ploy of the Hawaiian Pineapple Co.
when on Friday, the thirteenth he was
run over and ' killed by : freight train
No. IS ih ; thet Oahu railway yards. -
The engine, carrying five cars ahead
left the station at an early hour this
morning. , ; :':.:::
' Shortly after leaving the station, the
brakeman : stationed on the forward
car noticed the man walking in the
middle 'of the track arid in the direc
tion of the several canning factories.
Despite shouts ' and ; calls as . well as
the ringing of the engine" beii, the
man seemingly ' paid no attention to
the warning. Before the' heavy tralii
could be brought to a full stop, four
cars had passed over Alexandrovltch
severing the body and dragging the
remains for some distance. -
Coroner Chatlei'ROs'e was summon
ed and immediately,. conducted an in
vestigation. , ' ; v'--
AUBtahdrotltch is a man of a family,
a wife and ; two r daughters and one
son surviving; For some time past he
has resided at Camp-Number S.' '
: From Inquiry piade by Coroner Rose,
the brakeman claim that every effort
possible was made to warn the man ot
the: approach of Jthe train.
lie ; 'alleged by a Chinese wlthess
to the rasedy to Hat turnedi at ohe
time during the progress of the train
and said -that there" was still 'plenty of
tim Corohef pilose V took the : state
ment "of a Chinese named i Pak Ching
this morning, who declares that he wa3
standing upon thd plitform of a nearby
pineapple 'cannery when '"'the 'RUssiah
fell behea'Ui'tliil'Siireri of thW--f-,'Englneer
Jacinta'Todrlgues, of the
freight7, train besides; other members
of the crew have beetiT suintaoned lo
appear before the coroner at '; an; In
quest to be held at l' o'clock tomor:
row af terhooh. ; - ' :
- Inquiry made by the .Coroner this
morning, developed the. fact " that the
Russian was bn his Way to work. "An
examination orhia .effects, brought to
light a' battered metal badge such ts
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pttn?t-'?ing ' j Vs: - , I
MAY PUT NAVY RIFLE
RANGE BEYOND RUGER
It Is possible that the navy "rifle
range will be located beyond Diamond
Head, instead bf, in, the neijhUorhood
of Barber's ' Ioint, as originally sug
gested. Admiral Cowles and several
of the navy and m&rinet. officers have
been giving the matter of a; suitable
site 'serious- consideration; for several
weeks : past,' ,andi,t:there. hay; been a
number , of inspection tours to various
points ; on the island.; ; The govern
ment wants a -first-class range for
the! navy;.and; marines, and Is ready
to 'spend' the. money for equipping It,
hut -when , It comes to acquiring the
land it is quite another . matter.
The proposed trolley line to Pearl
Harbor i would play1 an important part
in the selection of a site beyond Dia
mond Head.' , f of there s must- be an
easy and economical ' way . of trans-
. T j- . . . .- . w. . ' : m tr ; tit a
porting tne rmemen 10 uu. iruia. uw
Schooner Not For Sale.'.
; Despite the statement that attempts
had been made to pufchaEe the Ameri
can schooner William Nottingham, the
reported "sale of this vessel has been
denied. : " h'r 'yV '
; Three offers have been made to pur
chase the dismasted schooner William
Nottingham, which the Globe Naviga
tion Company has "replfed ; that she is
not for sale.?; -The vessel haa beeii re
leased by the ufiderwriters and it Is
supposedwat '"ner'; repairs : will be un
dertaken-soon, ..-' .
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Los Angeles for Another Steamer Line.
BOSTON,. Mass.; ? Aug.- 26 Accord
ing tpvan I announcement :kby : panlel
O. Ives, transportation expert qf the
Boston Chamber of Commerce, a jine
of steamsnips seven vessels costing
11,000,000 each is to be put in opera
tion between Boston and LoS AngeleS,
via the Panama Canal. The promoters
of the enterprise . have' received - the
approval of the Chamber of Commerce
and of the port directors. " ; : , '
Wirelessed Long Distance, i .
VALLEJO. Aug. 26 .The first di
rect xsOmnronication' between the Mare
Island- Navy JYard and the recently
completed Prtbytdv' wireless station in
Alaska waa established t today.! The
operators conversed freely over the
distance of 3100 1 miles. . ; The1 Alaska
station recently, waa. overhauled by
wireless experts from Mare Island un
der command of Lieut, Edwin H. Dodd.
The party has been in "Alaska three I
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.
Helen .Boyd to Mow Kam et aL Can
L; por Gra 3619, 51 and pes land, etc,
Manoa valley, Honolulu; B 373, p 189.
July I, 1912. ... .i:;-' -v';
Kama Kaanaana (widow) to Trs or
Est of , W: C Lunaliltf, IS;; tat 2, rents,
etc. of Peterson Place ubdiv. Asylum
Rd, Honolulu, C4hur Z 45-1001 land.t
rents, etc, Walawa, Ewa, Oahu; $2000.
B 361. d 469. July 26. 1912.
John W Cook and wf to Trs of
Hannony Lodge No 3, I OO F, M;
4138 sq ft of kuls 4452, 942- and
1162, School St, Honolulu Oahu ilA
500. B 361, p 472.. Aug 21, 1912. (
Mary T Carey (widow) et al to Wal-
alua Agrctl.Co Ltd, h; Int in grs 229
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m ,. v x m mm sm im - ; Jt , e - .v - , m
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m School Yill 0-zn LlcrJay, 5:;f. 2
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jV;: Many at bVpdjjlrl will begin the .term in a pair cf t:
-;T;:'bou8ht from our .stoie and judjlng from personal -expr: ,
: w , their, parents all ajree that NO OTHEFl school shaea ars c..::
:; : o good, as ours.
, COURTEOUS TREATMENT AMD PROPER SHOE FIT
TING ARE TWO RULES STRICTLY ENFORCED IN THZ
vf:i:8TOR&i:.Vviv-v.: ;: .' . . "
a''-f ;,::,VV -;e: :. ':.::- v. v , .
Wefare prepared to show yovr a complete' and wen-a:::r:J
- ttocic Of. Lt.B.l EVAN'S LITTLE CHUM" SCHOOL SHOZ0.
An. endless chain of GOOD SHOE VALUES bids you com:.
COR. KING AND BETHE L STS
and 716r Kamananui, ; WalaTua; ' Oahu;
20 i yrs at ?1000 Vper : an. - B 373, p
191. Aug 21, 1912. - ; .: .,
Wong Yee- et al to Lum Leong, D;
2a of gr 4616, ' rents, 4 etc. Wahiawa,
Walalua, Oahu; ?1500 , B 360, p 482.
Aug .22, 191? ;;: .:.;-:s':'."v"- U-
' : Carlos A Lon and wf to T No
zawa, D; lot 7, Olomana tract, Hono
lulu, Oahu; 1750 B 360p 484. ' Aug
22, 1912. . f''.-.i ,-;.v,; v, 7
T Nozawa and, wf to Carlos A Long,
tr,;M; Jot 7, Olomano tract, Honolulu,
Oahu; 1600. 'B 361, ip 476. Aug 22,
1912. .. , - ;;:';;-. ; . v-.r. : ' - ,:
Carlos A Long and wf to Manuel
Correla, D; lot 8, Olomana tract, Ho
nolulu, Oahu; $750. B 360, p 485. Aug
KUHIO'S MANAGERS START RACE ISSUE,
SIEGE GUN WORK AT SCHOFIELD,
RUFUS LYMAN GETS THREE YEARS,
FISHER ! QU ESTI 0 NS 0 N (3 d V ERf 1 0 H I PV
NEW WIRELESS STATION ON KAUAI;
NEW AGRiClilf
FORMED, i:
of news
four
publ
CLOTHING-
rHEj Gotham
f.jr Clotliicrs ecu
: extend ; you
no more V el eve:
styles; or fabric j
than we. nc'
this is due to our
ability to control
the agency in thi:
city for th(5 V .
M ALFRED
BENJATvlIN
: CLOTHES -
BENTAMIN,S,,
clothes hot; onl;
exceed all ot!::
ready : to;-; vc:
clothes in
and - quality, L i:
they ' .
COST LITTLE
MORE THAI I
THE OliDINA?.
- KIND - -.'
- and Hotel Z '
n
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, GEO,' A DROWN, Mar:: :r
22, 1312. " : ''-- - : ' '
Kauhane and hsb to Naraau
D; 1-2 int in It P 48C8, kal 2H.
neobe, Koolaupoko; Oahu; $C0. IJ
p 488.: July 21, 1830. r:
W C AchI, trV to William IT
a Aw .mig A iM Kuna on pr ty.
P 2406, and int In It P 2320. 1
rents etc, ita'ilua, : etc, Kcc: i
Oahu; J110. :B 361, p 47S. J.
Alwlne W Conradt and hsb (C
to Clarence H Cooke, D; R P3 :
and 4920, lot 3, Mapulehu, Mol.
$50. B SCO, p 489. Aug 1. 1312.
f Cartie Freitas to Jose Freltaa.
10& , uioraana tract, xionoiuiu, u -
11100.. B 361, p 457. ,:AU2 17, 1
URAll COMPANIES
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