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who are nominally independent of
"Many of the plantations have
built wharves or landings in front
of their mills and here vessels stop
and discharge their freight. Some
of this freight is ordered by the
small merchants and independent
, "The plantation fixes a scale of
charges on landing goods from tho
vessel to tho wharf. I have before
mo a list of the landing charges of
the Honokaa Sugar Company. For
lifting one barrel of cement, twenty
cents; a bag of grain, ten cents; a
barrel of whisky, $2.50; a bicycle,
fifty cents; a sewing machine,81.00;
and so on.
"Let us see how this works out in
tho caso'of a ton of barley shipped
from San Francisco to Honolulu.
The freight from San Francisco to
Hilo, over 2500 miles, is $2.75 a
ton. There is still ocean competi
tion from San Francisco. But at
Hilo competition ends. All the in
terisland shipping is pratically mon
opolized by .tho Inter-Island Steam
ship Company, owned and con
trolled by tho same interests as the
plantations an enormously profit
"When the ton of barley gets to
Hilo, then, it is taken by tho Inter
Island SteamshipCompany and pays
85 freight for a trip of sixty miles
to Honokaa. It paid $2.75 for over
2500 miles from San Francisco and
nearly twice as much for sixty miles
to Honokaa. Hen it is landed on the
private wharf of the plantation cor
poration at ten cents a bag or 82 for
"But the profit in such devices as
these is not, after all, the main
thing. The power, the control,
which it gives the plantation cor
poration over all the people of the
community : over the laborers, over
tho merchants, over the voters that
is the main thing.
"It enables them to dictate large
ly who shall thrive and who shall
not, it enables them to discipline
the unruly voter and crowd out any
man who does not submit. But more
than this, it increases very material
ly the cost of living to thu people.
They have to pay more for all sorts
of imported food, horse-feed, machinery-
everything they use. It
is another way by which the con
trolling financial iuterests tax all
A contrast between liberality in
charity and uplift work and some of
the existing conditions is drawn,
Mr. Baker saying:
Thus many of the planters of
Hawaii have gone to really aston
ishing lengthsjin developing all sorts
of benovolent activities. This is es
pecially true of tho missionary stock,
which has a tender conscience, and
responds readily to the sense of ob
ligation which goes with great
power. I have rarely visited any
place where there was as much char
lty and as little democracy as in
Hawaii. Colleges, kindergartens,
churches, missions, and social set
tlements flourish there with unex
ampiett vigor. A year or so ago
they wanted a new Y. M. C. A.
building and went out with the in
tention of raising $100,000 in ten
days, but so liberal was the giving
that they got $143,000 in six days,
and had to close the subscriptions;
in one missionary collection in Dr.
Scudder's great church last year over
$3000 was raised.
' At the same time Honolulu has
some of the worst slums in tho world
and if poverty in tho tropics is
picturesque, its gnawnings aro none
the less painful. For downright
overcrowding and unsanitary con
ditions it would be hard to find any
thing worse than some of tho rickety
old tenements which I visited in tho
city of Honolulu. And one will find
here, exactly as in tho slums of
Chicagd or Now York, earnest men
and women trying to convert these
miserable creatures to tho religion
of Him who laid down tho Golden
Board of Supervisors.
Tho board of supervisors wore in
session this week for their regular
monthly meoting, Supervisor Hen
ning was not able to attend the
meeting, owing to tho press of work
at the plantation, consequent to tho
beginning of the grinding season.
Regular routino business took up
the greater part of tho time of tho
board. Tho board has gone on re
cord as advocating a campaign of
education against tuberculosis, and
pamphlets to that end will bo distri
buted in tho near future, printed
in different languages to suit tho
necessities of the different national
ities. A petition has been present
ed to the board by landowners
looking to .the straightening of
Tho board will meet in extra
session to pass upon the budget for
next year, on December 16th.
Features of the
Length over all, 252 ft. 3 in.
Breadth, 36 ft.
Depth, molded, 19 ft.
Mean draft of water, 16 ft.
Displacement, 2200 tons.
.Fuel oil capacity (tons), 170.
Dead weight capacity (tons),
Steaming radius at ten knots,
engines, supplied with steam from
four' Scotch boilers, driving a four
blade propeller of 12-foot diameter
at 140 revolutions.
Cabins and dining saloon fitted
beautiful hardwoods, with all
Thirty-four staterooms, each with
two enameled berths and a settee.
Five de6ks are provided.
Vessel has a double bottom, space
under engines ' arranged to carry
Has room set aside for directors.
Dining room on saloon deck a
feature much appreciated by
Fresh water tanks hold 2000
Electric lighted throughout, with
powerful searchlight on bridge.
Each boiler has 312 2Y2 inch
Each furnace fitted with
The mother of Dr. Deas, and her
daughter Mrs. Hurd of Honolulu,
left on the Claudine. The Hurds
have been visiting at Hana.
Mr. Cullen the foreman in charge
of the road and bridge work for
Bauman and Wilson, is in Hana.
He has a gasoline engine and rock
crusher on tho ground, and expects
to begin crushing rock this week,
preparatory to putting in tho first
of tho new bridges in this district.
A death from typhoid fever of a
student at Lahainaluna Seminary,'
Lahama, occurred Thursday.
The regular meeting of Aloha
Lodge, K. of P. has been postponed
to Saturday evening, December . 16.
At this meeting important work will
be put on. Also tho nomination of
officers for tho ensuing year.
attendance is requested.
Tho scarlet fever epidemic at La-
haina seems to have been checked,
and is now in hand. No new cases
have been reported the past few
days. The child of H. McCubbin,
which contracted tho disease is
slightly improved, though it is not
yet out of danger.
There will be a Praise Service at
the Wailuku Union Church on Sun
day evening at 7:30. at tho Kin
dergarten rooms. Every one is cor
dially invited to bo present. A brief
history, Of Church mUSio Will take
it r il mt 1
mo piace 01 me sermon ine wnoio
Service Will OO OI a praise and d0-
vuwuiku nature iiirougu wie use 01
L '- 1 I il 1. 11 . l
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
In the Matter of the Estate of ED
WARD H. ROGERS, late of Labaina,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS. "
Notice is hereby given to all persons
having claim against the Estate of Ed
ward H. Rogers, late of Labaina, County
too 1 1 irt nrnCANf
., me to the nm:,ni m w.
ers- Executrix of said Estate.atWaliuku.
Mau, within si months from date of
publication of tUis noticei or payment
thereol w, be forever barre(.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui: this 8th day
of December, 1911.
Executrix of the Estate of Edward H.
Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30.
Notice to Creditors.
The undersigned having been duly ap
pointed Administrator of the Estate of
FRANCISCO DE ARRUDA, late of
Kula, Maui, Territory of Hawaii, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given to all persons
to present their claims against the Estate
of the said Francisco de Arruda, deceas
ed, dulv authenticated, whether secured
hv mnrtfracre nr ntherise to the under-
I 00 1
siged, at his office in Makawao; Maui,
within si months from the date hereof
Qt they will be forever barred.
' And all persons indebted to said Estate
PAINTS & VARNISHES
The Fail of
IS THE BEST MADE
are hereby requested to make immediate
payment to the undersigned.
Dated at Makawao, Maui, T. II., this
gth day of December, igii".
A. F. TAVARtiS,
Administrator of the the Estate of
Francisco de Arruda, deceased.
Dec. 9, 16, 23, 3o.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
TAMAYO CHADO, Libelant,
vs. NIROKU CHADO, Libellee,
Libel for Divorce. No. 330.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII:
To NIROKU CHADO, Libellee.
You are hereby notified that
the above entitled suit, the same
being for a divorce from you on
the grounds of desertion and non
support, is now pending in the
above entitled Court, and that the
same will be heard and determined
on Thursday, the 8th day of Feb
ruary, A. D. 1912, at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon of said day, or as
soon thereafter as may be, by the
Judge of said Court, at Chambers. ;
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, tins 1st I
day of December. A. D. 1911
(Seal) (Sd.) EDMUND H. HART,
Attorney for Libellant.
Dec2,"9, 16, 23, 30, 1911, Jan. 6,
the Year Is
During the Christmas Season
wo will display a fine line of
Novelties which will sold cheap.
The regular annual meeting of stock
holders of the First National Bank of
Wailuku, will be held at its banking
rooms in Wailuku, ou Tuesday, Jan. 9th,
1912, at 9 o'clock A.'M.
C. D. LUPKIN, Cashier,
Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30. Jan. 6.
The regular annual meeting of stock
holders of the Labaina. National Dank,
will be held at its banking rooms in La
haina, on Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 1912 at 5
o'clock P. M.
C. D. LUFKIN, Cashier,
Dec. 9, 16, 33, 30, Jan. 6.
LODGE MAUI, No. 884, A. F. & A. M
stated meetings will De held av
Mauntitd TJnU TTulillllit nn tlin fir-Bt.jPP
Saturday night of each month at 7i30is." Ji;fy- h
if, m. ,
VMtlng brethren are cordially In
vitqd to attend.
F. P. ROSECUANS R
t. i. Secretary
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