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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, J 908
How land Laws
Do Not Work,
Honolulu, September o. The
manner in which tlie local land
laws work out. or rather in which
they fail to work out, wan well
shown in a transfer that was re
corded this morn inft with the Re
gistrar of Conveyances. I.n nil , fold
at a minimum priee under the
Settlement Association' plan, was
sold in ttfrl. to a plantation
manager, hardly more than n year
after the claim had Keen proved up
and the patent issued. In other
words the Settlement part of the
agreement, while fulfilled in every
possible technicality, has been
totally violated in spirit. '
The Mackenize Settlement Asso
ciation was formed in 1003 to buy
land at Kamaee, north Hilo, with
George Ross, then manager of Ha
kalau plantation, as one of its
members. Ross, picked" out a fine
piece of land alr,ut sixty-one acres
in size, for his choice and started
in foreman farming. Of course
in the meantime lie was doinfc a
little side work in the plantation
line, but that did not interfere at
all with the working of the land
.and he complied with every rule
which had been laid down by the
Government. Then came his
change to the Honolulu plantation.
As manager of a plantation on
Oahu it would have been hard for
him to comply w.ith. the residence
clause in the right of "purchase
lpase under wfiich he was buying
the land, so another way was
arranged. His lease was, with the
full consent of the Government
and regularly in every way, turn
ed over to one Joe Ferreira. , Joe
then started to work in earnest.
He got his land in March' 1905,
and did so well with the humble
resources at his command, that he
had built a two room frame Jjouse.
cultivated practically all the land,
planting cane, taro and coffee and
paid up for it injull, in May of
I Today the land was sold back
again. George Ross, of Aiea, the
first to hold the land under a right-of-purchase
lease, bought the pro
perty, paying $2,100 for it. Now
instead of havine a settler on the
land, which was leased to Ferreira
for $009 by the Government, be
cause 'it was thought he would
make a good permanent man to
remain there, the land is owned by
one who will not live there InTt will
simply run it as a profit paying in
There cannot be a charge of
trickery of any kind made against
those who .have put the deal
through. They have been fair
with the Government in every way
and have fulfilled every obligation
1 which was placed on them. The
fault evidently comes with the law,
which in this manner allows land
to bo sold at a minimum figure
and for speculation to take place
and an absentee landlord to gain
When shown the above article
Governor Frear said : ''Yes, this
. . ... i
is one of the matters which, we
have to guard against as much as
possible and which has caused the
policy which I have decided on in
refusing applications for land un
der the Settlement Association pro
position, 'here nave been . none
granted since I have been in office.
though there is one which we may
grant at Onomea in a small tract
of 100 acres for wlajch eleven ; men
have applied. Thii will probably
be done on aceount of the fact that
the land in question was gurren
dered by the plantation, which
held it' under lease that has not
yet expired, befiire I came into
' Under tins new sincial agree
nient the patent will not be grant
ed for ten years, which may ob
viate tli in kind of trouble. There
is no muiiner in which the 'patent
' may be rescinded after it has been
Home Rulers are Doing
Politics on Big Island.
Honolulu, Scpti'inlx r r. "If any
lrgutncnt for a government by coin-
nnsison were ncciicu tin- noam oi
SuiHTvieor here furnished it yes-
rday," says a letter of September
1th, from Hilo. The letter has rc-
renee to the following pron-i'dings
at the last uni ting of the Hoard, ns
scriln-d by the Herald:
As slick a piece of jxilitics a was
ver seen m the lerritory of Jla-
tii was put through the Hoard of
Supervisors yesterday afternoon,
hen road siicrvisors who are now
in office were summarily removed
mil their places filled with 4Iome
The meinliers of the. Hoard who
lid the trick were:
W. A. Todd, chairman of the
Hoard of Supervisors from Smth
Hilo, Home Ruler;
N. Purdy, Supervisor from
Hamakua, Home Ruler;
V. M. Kaliiiknn, Supervisor from
orth and South rvona, Home
G. D. Stipe, Supervisor from
With or without chargis against
them, and without any opportunity
i answer charges, all the present
Roi)d Suj)ervisors were fired to make
room for men whose politics were in
line with those of Todd, Purdy,
Kalaiwaa and Supe, in any districts'
here political harmony did not
exist. This gives the Home Rulers
thsolutc control of all the road
workers in the County of Hawaii
mil no Home Rule vote on rsovem-
her !) will probably mean no job and
no name on the pay roll.
It was a slick piece of politics all
right, but as dirty and contemptible
m act of business as could ever have
H'en invented by the Devil himself.
To discharge a man froiiu his job
ithout an opportunity for defense
maylK a subject for thanks in the
next prayer of Mr., Kalaiwaa at the
lxMird's proceedings and by member
Todd at the Salvation Army ser
vices. The Hoard of Supervisors "of the
County of Hawaii met at ten o'clock
esterday morning, in regular
monthly session. After roll call,
which si lowed Woods the only
absenteea recess was taken to :5 p.
After recess the roll was called,
ill present. Kalaiwaa invoked a
blessing upon the board's proceed
ings. The minutes of the previous
meeting were read alid approved.
Upton Sinclair at a dinner at
jtko Placftl spoke scornfully of a
very popular novelist.
He writes for that exceedingly
large class," said Mr. Sinclair,
namely, elderly and ugly women
who have an affection, naturally
unrequited for young and handsome
men. All his heroines verge on
forty. They all love in vain A polios
of twenty-four or twenty-five. And
if you'll notice his readers you'll
find they are nearly always ugly
spinsters of forty or fifty.
Oh, he's canny," said Mr. Sin
clair, with a laugh. He reminds
me of old Reverdy Scarlett of my
Reverdy, in return for u favor
of some kind, set out one day to
give a young Baltimore business man
some good advice.
Young man, he began, have
you got any cash?'
Yes, sir, was the reply.
And have you got any credit?"
' 'Humph,' said Reverdy, and he
blew a cloud of smoke into the air
'Well, my I my, I'll just give you
this counsel. Use your credit up
first. Your cash is good at any
HE WAS WISE.
Summer Hoarder The boys are
eating your green apples.
The Farmer That's all right
Let them eat all they want. It'll
keep 'em away from the table for
the next two or three days, and 1 11
charge their daddies for the apples
Some foreigners and even cer
tain Americans nre disposed to
stand aloof from what they
haughtily term tlie working classes
of the country. It is to be regrett
ed that they could not have over
heard the conversation which took
place on an East River ferryboat
not' long ago between a recently
introduced shall we hazard it?
wheel -wright and shop girl.
"Do you attend in Harginer's
establishment?" he satad
"Yes, 1 am one of the emporium
ladies," she replied, with becoming
dignity. ''Where nre yon engaged?"
''I am onf of Hanks V Company's
repository for carriages gentle
men," he informed her.
Greening "I had no idea yon
Hrowing ''I'jn not."
Greening "But you were carry
ing n horseshoe' when you entered
the hall park yesterday afternoon."
Hrowing "Oh. that was to heave
at the umpire in cape he got gay.'
Marks Say, old man, did I ever
you about the awful fright I got
on my wedding day?''
Parks S-s-h-h! No man should
sjn'ak that way a In nit his wife."
THE REPORT COURTEOUS.
Dr. Cox lanil objectixf very stron j -ly
tot being infVrruptcil during a
lecture by a late-coiner. One day,
while ' lecturing to a roomful of
young ladies, he was annoyed by
seeing the door open and a tardy
girl come in.
Rrcakini; off in what he was say
ing, he turned to her: v
"I supjiosc you consider this an
afternoon tea. Will you take your
tea with or without, sugar, lemon
And the startling answer he re
ceived Svas: "No lemon, thank
Booker T. Washington, at a din
ner in Cleveland during the National
Educational " Association's conven
tion, was complimented by a cfergy
man on his eloquence.
Mr. Washington in reply told a
story of a southern minister who
could not have liccn very eloquent.
"One Sunday morning," he said,
'in the midst of this minister's ser
mon, a head poked itself through
the door of the vestry and a low
tremulous voice said :
Parson, the church is on fire."
' 'Very well, Brother Spriggins,'
the minister answered. I will re
tire. Perhaps you'd letter wake up
A GRIM FUTURE.
"This ruthless destruction of
trees, ' said the forestry expert
must be stopped."
'Yes, indeed," answered the
summer girl, as she artlessly peel
ed the tin foil, off a piece of chew
ing gum. "If they destroy all the
trees there won't be any place to
swing a hammock, will there?"
THE CANNY SCOT.
For once the American had di
covered something British that was
better than anything they couh
produce "across the pout." His
tiscovery was a tine collie dog, and
he at once tried to induce its
owner, an old shepherd, to sell it
"Wad ye be takin bun to
Americu?" inquired the old Scot.
','Yes. I guess so," said the Yan
''I thoeht aa muckle," said the
Ehepherd. "couldna pairt wi' Joc k"
But while they sat and chatted
an English tourist came up and to
him the shepherd sold the collie
for much less than the American
"You told me you wouldn't sell
him,'' said the Yankee, when the
purchaser hail departed.
'Na," replied the Scot ''I said I
couldna part wi' him. Jock'U be
back in a day or so. but he couldna'
swim the Atlantic. New lork
THE TRICK IN IT
Aurcl Hatonyi, the noted wip, is
writing a book that is, he says, to
le in part autobiographical.
"To write a book nt least to
write a good lunik- - is no easy innt
ten" Mr. Hutonyt informed ati in
terviewer recently. "My work will
not be ready for the press anything
like as soon as I had expected.
".In all things, in even the simp
lest things," said Mr. Hatonyi,
"there's a trick that one must learn.
It is so with lniok writing.
"It is so with horsemanship of all
kinds. 1 rcnienilicr once, in a Hun
garian village, seeing two aged far
mers dickering over the sale of a
horse. Such honest old chaps they
looked. Who would have imagined
there was any trickiness in either?
"Hut, when one of the fanners
called his son out of the inn and
said, 'Get on this horse and ride it
aUut.' I heard the youth whisper
in the old man's car:
" 'Am I to ride it for buying or
J irst, Amateiu What on earth
arc you going to do with those
Second Admateur I he captain
told me to trim the jib sheet.
' MATTER OF CHOICE.
Harold 1 had a narrow escape
this morning. I fell out of a buggy,
but wasn't injured in the least.
, Howard Well, they iy Provi
dence takes eare of intoxicated men
Harold Sir, I'd'have you know
that I never drink any kind of
Howard That's nil right, old
fellow I know you don't.
A hammock seems "a fishing net,
A retty good all-rounder;
The fish that one expects to get
A perch and then a flounder.
DID THE HISHOP SMOKE?
When Dr. Creighton was bishop
of London he rode iii a train one
day with a small, meek curate.
Dr. Creighton, an ardent lover of
tobacco, soon took out his cigar-
case, and with a smile he said:
"You don't mind my smoking, I
The meek, pale little curate bow
ed and answered humbly.
'Not if your lordship doesn't
mind my being sick. Good
HOW HE ADVERTISED.
Wifie "lie sure to advertise for
Fido iirtho morning newspapers. ''
Next dav the wife read as follows
in the newspapers:
"Lost -7-A mangy lapdog, with
one eve and no inn. looiiu to
1 I M Ft J. . 1
walk. .Answers to the name of
Fido. If returned stuffed, large
reward." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Anron nenclli.g fkWoh anil dcrliitlon dim
quickly MvrtHin imr t.imiH.n Irtf whether Kir
liiiitlon ! pn.hRhlT rleiiiiil.le. C..nmiunlc.
ll,,i,.iriollTc.nilliiill. HANDBOOK uti 1'mt.nu
mil Iran. (l.fl niienry l..r ni'i iiiiiK patent!.
l'tiMita taken through Mumi k Co. reculfa
prrtdi n.rftcc, without ctitirira, iu lb
A k.nHanmnlf llllulratml WwkW. 1 HTL't lr-
rulHtwn of Hi' iviilllf i -.rii.iJ. iVn is. : M
ir- four mi.nlhl.tL feltU'V t'.X ti-w sdi: Iff.
MUNN & Co.36,Brcrd New York
branch unite. tU V S'- Wlnni.i..ii. 1. I .
MAUI NO KA 01.
Tim truth of the alov Ji-latrnient
may he rHinstantiuted ' imviii).'
MauiV nun uixlui't a tiial.
in any ipt.tntity from Vlmttle nji.
afl tut A I
Maui Wine & Liquor Co.!
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lias boon, lut is now on top of tlio lionp.
Tfvto the present time it lias boon impossi
ble to obtain one of the luxuries of the
world at anyilaee on the Island, but now
can be purchased from the MAUI WINK
& LIQUOR CO. or from the MAUl HOTEL.
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MERCHANDISE DEPARTMENT Sole Agents
Hawaiian Iron Fence and
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Ice Colli Drinks Always on II. .nil.
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Kvery mother loves to sre
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Put a little, TARO M.Ol'R
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LIVERY, BOARD and
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At Hnck Rates
Meet nil Isliind Steamers
Excursion Rates to Iao and Ilakakala
with coniiK'tcnt guides.
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We projxise to hold regular aue
tion sales in Wailuku and fell any
thing of value entrusted to us.
Vou prohahly have something of
value you do not need. Send it to us
ami will we endeavor to sell to some
one who needs just what you do not
Announcements of date of Kalea
will he made from time to time.
(live us a call.
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