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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1908
THE MAUI NEWS
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A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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Hugh V . C2ok,
Editor nnd VlnnaKer
NOVEMBER 21, 15)08
Land Commission The advisory land Commission appointed
Report. by Governor Frear to investigate and re
port as to desirable changes in the land laws of the territory have
tiled their report.
In many respects the recommendations are u great step in ad
vance and if carried out will mean much toward the rapid develop
ment of the territory and should give an impetus toward settle
ment and development of lands that are now idle.
The Commission concludes that the land laws of the United
States are inapplicable, that an elastic system is required to meet
the varying conditions, and that the area of homesteads should not
be large. In order to get actual settlers on the public domain
the law should be so franed and administered as to provide liberal
terms and sympathetic treatment to the bopa fide settler. There
should be a low price and liberal terms of payment but title to the
land should be withheld for a sutticient length of time to test the
bona fides of the settler.
As to present methods the Commission recommends the reten
tion of the 999-year leasehold as subserving a useful purpose. The
cash freehold and right of purchase lease system by requiring
large initial payments, lax provisions as to cultivation and early
attainment of patent, have led to many abuses, and while they
should be retained should be greatly amended. The Settlement
Association plan should be repealed.
"The Commission believes that wish the exception of a few
amendments the great land law problems of th Territory are
ones of administration rather than of much needed legislation."
The Commission recommends a homestead agreement. Lands
should be disposed of by lot of drawings, giving all applicants an
equal chance. The area should be the amount reasonably required
to support a family. The price should not be less than- ten per
cent, nor more than twenty -five per cent, of the appraised value.
The amount of cultivation required should not be less than half
the area of the arable land. Title should not be given before ten
years, and at least five years residence should be required, noth
ing less than six months at a time to count.
The Commission recommends an appropriation of at least $50,
000 for a complete survey and classification of the public lands of
the Territory and the setting aside of receipts from public lands
for the creation of roads.
The Commission proposes the establishment of a government
commission agency in Honolulu for the purpose of handling Island-grown
The Commission does not wholly agree with Mr. Newell as to
cane land being too valuable for homestead purposes, and while
believing that the development of undeveloped lands should be a
major purpose in the homestead system, believes that ''lands al
ready highly developed, such as land at present under cultivation
for sugar cane, should be gradually opened for settlement."
In conclusion the Commission does not favor the guarantee by
the Territory of the bonds of private railroads, which is directly
opposite to the recommendation of Carl Smith, who urges this as
a measure to encourage transportation facilities, which in his
opinion is one of the prime essentials to successful homesteading
Mr. Smith urges as prime essentials, railroads, roads and
marketing facilities, and that government loans should be made to
homesteaders who have improved their holdings to such an extent
that the improvements are fair security for the money advanced.
He urges that the Territory should at once take over all unap
propriated water rights, and from time to time hereafter condemn
and take over irrigation and water rights already appropriated,
until such time as there shall case to be any private ownership of
water rights in this Territory.
Carl Smith, also, is not afraid of opening up cane lands to settle
ment, but believes that it could be done in ninny places to the
groat advantge of all concerned.
A. W. Carter opposes government guarantees of railroads bonds;
favors large appropriations for roads, government agencies for
the sale of homestead products, and specifically doos not agree
with Mr. Newell's expressed opinion that cane lands are too valu
able for homesteads. He says: "J do not believe in any declared
policy on the part of the United States or the officers thereof, ex
empting all land cultivated in sugar cane from the effect of . the
homestead law. By far the greater part of the best laud in the
Territory is in sugar cultivation, and while I have not much faith
in the success of homesteading in connection with sugar planta
tions, it may be brought about, or, as time advances, other crops
may be successfully grown on parts of the land now occupied with
We can hardly agree with the recommendations of Mr. Carl
Smith in his advocacy of the governments guaranteeing loans on
lands and private railroads nor do wo believe in the destructive
policy of opening up cane lands to settlement until all other avail
able lands are settled and made a profitable investment for the
The recommendation relative to the price at which "bono tide
settlers may acquire lands is what we have advocated for a long
time and we would be gald to see the same become a law.
The only recommendation made by the majority reiort that we
do not approve of is the recommendation that the 95)9 year lease
cause in the law be retained.
There are but few acres of lands held under such a clause and
as the holdings are small and the occupants have been on the lands
for a long period we would bo in favor of giving these lauds out
right to those who now occupy them.
The work of the commission as a whole should prove to he of
much service to the law makers at their next session of the 1 legislation.
THE attention of the trade is called to
a change in the personnel and name
of the Hawaii Photo & Art Co. Mr. L.
R. Crook and his associates have retired
from the business and their interests have
been pjrehased by Messrs. C. G. Bockus
and A. R. Gurrcy, operating under the firm
GURREY & CO., LTD.
The company will continue at its pres
ent address, Fort Street, Honolulu, with a
capable staff. Picture framing, developing,
and printing will receive the personal atten
tion of the management.
A full line of art and photographic sup
plies is now on hand.
The corporate name of Hawaii Photo
& Art Co., Ltd., will be discontinued and
that of Gurrcy & Co., Ltd., used in its stead.
GURREY & CO., LTD.,
A. R. Gurrcy, Mgr.
COKE & DAVIS
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.
We propose to hold regular iiue
Hon sales in Wailuku mid sell any
thing of value entrusted to us.
You probably have something of
value you do not need. Send it tons
ami will we endeavor to sell to some
oil" who needs just what you do not
Announcements of date of sales
will he made from time to time.
Give us a call.
Sanitary Steam Laundry
Guarnntees First-Clous Work of
Wagons call for work and mak
SPECIAL RATES FOR FAMILIES.
L. BLANCI1ARD, Mnnnger.
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Office over First National Hank
Wuiluku, Muni, T. If.
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Kauui.ci, Maui, T. If.
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DR. F. A. ST. SURE
PHYSICIAN AND KLRGI.ON.
OFFICE: FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING"
10 A. M. to 12 M.
1 P. M. to 3 P. M.
7 P.M. to 8 P.M.
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Resilience: Burlcm House
Our display this year eclipses anything before
oIl'iMOil on the Isl.ind of Maui. Wo have a largo
slock of beautiful, dainty, and artistic articles ot
both Orieninl and Occidental manufacture.
Our Japanese Hue this year is worth going"
far to see. Wo have suitable' gifts at prices to
meet your requirements whether great or small.
Send to your friends in the States typical
Hawaiian goods, of which we have a fine stock; or
if you prefer haolo articles, we can show you as
large and complete a stock as is to bo found on
The S. S. 4Texan" will supplement our
already enormous line with a magnificent lino of
cut glassware; Thermos bottles in a variety of
styles; etc.; etc.,
Also fresh bon-bons and Christmas candies,
nuts, of all kinds, candied fruits, pop-corn and
Genuine Cope Cod Cranberries in time
for Thenks&iving Dinner.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
The undersigned having been duly ap
pointed executor of the Last Will and
Testament of Samuel Keanu, late of Wai
luku, Maui T. II. deceased. Notice is
hereby given to all persons to present
their claims against the estate of said
Samuel Keanu deceased, duly authenti
cated whether secured by mortgage or
otherwise, to the undersigned at' the
oflice of James L. Coke, Wailuku, Maui,
T. II., within six months from the date
hereof, or they w'ill'be forever barred.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, Sore tube
Kxecutor of the Last Will and Testa
ment of Samuel Keanu, deceased.
Nov. 14, 21, 2S. Dec. 5, 12.
A number of year with Dr. IS. H. Dlnegnr
$ REWARD. $
The above reward will be paid to any
one furnishing information of the where
alxwts of I). R. Badpay, who on or alout
November I, 190S, waylaid and roblwd
T. M. Trust at or near the Aloha Saloon
situated on Market Street.
G? F. Cash will pay the alove reward
to the one calling at the Aloha Saloon
with the desired information.
T. B. LYONS.
Per J. V. Kerr.
During the absence from the Territory
of Hugh M. Coke, the manager of the
Maui 1'ublishing Company all amounts
due the said combauy are payable to C.
D. Lufkin Treasurer of the Maui Publish
ing Company, who is authorized to re
ceipt for all moneys paid at the First
National Dank of Wailuku.
MAUI PUBLISHING CO. LTD.
Per Hugh M. Coke,
Uime Efable'ZfCciliului Slailroad Company
WAILUKU PAIA DIVISION
A M Pas P M Weilnsd'v
NATIONS PAS, y,,..
Kahului Leave 7.00 2.00 p. m.
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 2.12
yailuku Leave 7.20 2.20 4.15
Kahului Arrive 7.85 2.35 430
Kahului Leave 7.40 9.40 2.40 4.35 5' 10 -
Sp'ville Arrive 7.52 J.55 2.52 4.47 5.22
Sp'viWe Leave 7.55 10.15 2.55 4 50 5.25
Paia Arrive. 8.10 10.35 3.10 5.00 50
Puia Leave" 8.20 10.50 3.20 5.05 5 45
Sp'ville Arrive 8.35 3.35
Sp'ville Leave 8.40 3.40 j
Kahului Arrive 8.52 11.30 3.52 J 5.30 ; ,,5
Kahul.ii Leave 8.55 1.00 3.55 I '
Wailuku Arrive !).10 1.30 4.10
Wailuku Leave 9.20 2.00 4.15
Kahului A 1 rive it.35 2.30 4.30
STATIONS A- M- P-M-
Kahului Leave G.20 1.20
Puunene Arrive 6.35 1.35
Puunene Leave 0.40 1.4(1
Kahului Arrive (i.55 .&!
Kahului Leave 8.10 3 10
Puunene Arrive 8.25 3.25
Puunene Leave 8.30 3.3l
Kahului Arrive 8.45 '3.45
Kahului Leave 9.45
Puunene Arrive 10.00
Puunene Leave 10.30
Kahului Arrive 10.45
Kahului Railroad Company
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN Lm;- ALEXANDER it HA LI) WIN, Line of Sailing Vessels Hetwce,
San lYancucu and the Hawaiian Islands; AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.;-