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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
Edwin C. Moore, Of Haiku, ,Jn
An Open Letter, Makes .';'
Suggestions , .-
MNETY-NINE YEAR LEASES rEKST
ine Would Mean Rcvo!uofr'1n
Present Plan Of Ilandlin'
Public Lands .
Edwin C. Moore, of the.Hyrku ex
pcrimcnt station, has addried the
following open-letter to the jvtaltng
Congressmen : -V
Haiku, Maul, Novembe 14 1817 "
Gentlemen: Some of Us, vho be
lieve that for (he sake 6fUl future
welfare of the Territory olf Ha'waii
every proper step should .be-Mnkbn to
Increase the number of independent
citizen lurniers in thr Terrft u'"( fiave
coma to teel that a change ilim t-.nd
l.i8 l; i-cessarv. The nrfc'l rit Isfws,
' regulat-ng' the homesteading of t'
lie land in the Territory nmkte It oo
easy to obtain title to a -honltstead,
and consequently constitute aA' Invi
tation to speculators. :' v T
The result te that when a horatistend
tract is opened there are msrnyUnore'
applicants than lots, and a .larKVprw
nortion of the applicants havir nH
the least intention of makjavg1 UKir
homes upon the homesteads, or ' bit'
farming them. They build ' a- 8t.c!k,
stay there occasionally, perhaps,- t
the end of the required two year4'e
cure the oaths needed as to the'f t(tli
dence, pay the assessed value,
lease the homestead to a corporation
or an alien. The legitimate farmers,
who might have had the homesteads
and made homes of them, arq largely.
crowded out at the drawings by these
This condition is not peculiar to
homesteading in Hawaii. It has oc
curred elsewhere, and the remedy for
it has been discovered and applied.
The remedy is for the government
never to part with the title, and to
require continuous residence by the
homesteader. In New Zealand the 66
year renewable lease ,and long term
residence requirement, has succeeded
in trcuring the desired end the peo
pling of the land with real farmers.
Wo are confident that in Hawaii a
similar arrangement would do the
A bill (H. B. 128) was introduced in
the last legislature covering this. We
already have a provision in our laws
for 999-year leases without rental, re
quiring continuous residence, restrict
ed to very small areas. (Revised
Laws of Hawaii, 1915, Chapter 30,
Part 6, Sections 388, and following.)
H. B. 128 would have added a new
part Part 6A differing from the
present Part 6 in requiring an annual
rental of 4 per. cent of the assessed
value of the land, and enlarging the
area to be taken. It is a safe guess
that no speculator would be attracted
to such a proposition, yet it gives the
very best terms possible to the real
farmer. lie ia as secure In his pos
session as though he held fee simple
title, andHtill his (usually small) capi
tal can be used for Improvements,
none being required to purchase the
land. The requirement that he main
tain his home continuously on the
homestead ts no hardship to the real
farmer because he does that any
way, and he is as free to sell out it
he wants to leave as any other farm
er, the only difference being that in
stead of selling land he sells his im
provements on the land the land
having cost him nothing in the first
place and not belonging to him.
From the standpoint of the govern
ment, the small annual rental is a just
return o all the people for allowing
one of iui. the exclusive occu
pancy of a piece of public land which
could have been leased Tor revenue if
it bad not been homesleaded. and the
an-a'tinenipnt of the government al
ways Ruining title makes sure that,
fihrmli'the homeslcad'ng ever fail,
thAjWid will return to the govern
ment. i'Tlip government's greatest ad-"
vadage is, of course, the securing of
AVnirnl citizen population.
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vlthe government and the real home
steader, (lie fairness of it, find the
fart that it has succeeded elsewhere,
make a strong appeal to those un-
.eliir-Ms .interested 'n Hawaii's fu
ture. The House 01 liepreseniauvre
passed the measure, but the Senate
threw it nside to make way for Sen
ate Concurrent Resolution 11 a
scheme to lease the best agrcultural
lands of the Territory to plantations
for 20 years without the possibility
for withdrawng the land for home
steading during that time. This
measure the House refused to concur
in, but in spite .of its failure In the
Territorial legislature, and of the fact,
as evidenced by newspaper comment
throughout the islands, that practical
ly no one in the "enitory ns'de from
the great corpor. interests favored
it, it was carriei. .cry secretively
over the heads of the legislators and
the people to you at Washington, and
appeared as H. 15. 4722 in the nation
al House or Representatives.
The n ports on the committee hear
ing at. Washington show how clearly
Ntie members 01 congress saw uuuusu
the scheme, and the fa'kire to pass
the bill, and the spirit evidenced at
that hearing, has given us homestead
ers a confidence that the congress
will not pernv.t the corporations to
secure possession or the land that
should be homcsteaded, and that a
'change in the existing land laws
'(which have in large part ftiijod of
their purpose) will be made by con
gress if the change suggested bids
fair to really accomplish the desired
It is to offer a siggestion ot ine
ditinge that 13 needed that this leUei
is v. riten.
In considering this whole question
as related to Hawaii it is necessary
to :eniember tl.a in no other pvr of
the Vniled States as far as 1 know,
;s an effort being made to homestead
4and where wealthy corporations arc
eager to get the land and are able to
outbid the small man for it. Spec'al
safeguards are necessary here to
make sure that the land goes to a
legitimate homesteader in the first
place, and that it stays in the hands
of him, or another legitimate home
It is also necessary, I regret to say,
to remember that no law, nowever
good, amounts to much unless It Is
enforced. If the governors of this
Territory had always striven to en
force the existing land laws in spirit
I AT THE THEATERS I
"The World Apart"
"The World Apart," a strongly virile
story of western life, is a Morosco
rarmount picture starring Wallace
rteid and Myrtle Sleadman and con
taining many new twists in the plot
which abounds in thrilling situations
and the realest kind of "heart inter
est." An interesting fact about "The
World Apart" is that the author drew
his material from an actual case.
The story follows the adventures
and love affair of young Bob Fulton,
mining superintendent in a small
western town. Bob, a very chivalrous
young man, has saved Hose de Bra'sy,
a dance hall girl, from the unwelcome
attentions of one of the town idlers
and won her affections, although he
tails to realize this.
When Clyde, the worthless son of
the mine owner, is shipped out to
Bob to be put to work, his real
troubles start, for the young fellow
takes a dislike to him from the first,
and Bob's loyalty to his boss and his
dislike for the young man conflict
The trouble does not break out
openly, however, until Clyde is caught
cheating at cards, plans to rob the
company's safe and is caught by Boh.
In the melee Bob is shot through the
shoulder ,and Clyde escapes.
Beth, the young girl whom Clyde
had secretly married "hack cast"
comes to town and helps nurse Bob
back to health. The two fall in love
and Boh, thinking he has killed Clyde,
proposes to Beth. Just as she is con
fessing that she is Clyde's wife Clyde
returns, and while the sheriff is
searching Bob's cabin he climbs out
a rear window and is shot.
This destroys the last obstacle be
tween the two young lovers and also
takes the responsibility of looking af
ter the worthless son of his manager
from Bob's shoulders. The two are
married and doubtless, as they say in
the fairy stories, "live happily ever
"Giving Becky a Chance"
'Giving Becky a Chance" (Becky
Knight.) Cast: Vivian Martin, Jack
Holt, Jack Richardson, P. H. Sosso,
In "Giving Becky a Chance," Vivian
Martin has an opportunity to run her
entire scale of dramatic emotions
from the lightest l'ght comedy to
heavy, gripping tragedy.
The story is that of a young girl,
the daughter of the general store
keeper in a small country town. So
that their daughter may enjoy the
best advantages, her parents send
Becky to a boarding school. There,
thrown in with a number of wealthy
girls, Becky thoughtlessly poses as a
wealthy heiress. How, through her
at the Wailuku Orpheum Thursday
November 29th., Matinee and Night.
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WAI
UTKIT, COI'NTY OF MAI'I, TER
RITORY OF HAWAII.
J. H. Kl'NEWA, Assessor and Col
lector of Taxes in and for the Second
Taxation Division of the Territory of
UNKNOWN OWNER of that por
tion of the land described in Royal
Patent 3385, Land Commission Award
442, s'tuate at Waihee, Maul, bounded
on the North by the premises owned
by Louise Aoe McGregor; on the
East by the premises owned by Marie
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AGENTS IN HAWAII
and in let ter.the history 01 nomesieau- mother.g l)lnegg her deccptlon 13
ing in Hawaii would have been diner- fQUnd out ,)y the num ghe loveg an(1
ent. Any new law to help out the now ag ft clever cui)aret dancer, she
situation must be so liameu as 10 De flnally saves her father from bank-
very binding upon our puunc omciais ruptcy aml wins Dack her sweet-
in its eniorcement. neart ls brought about in a most
To recapitulate, charming and delightful manner,
1. The present lanu laws are not
accomplishing their purpose.
2. No action by congress will con
stitute an act of omission that will re
sult in squandering a large part of the
public land to speculators which
land will eventually go, indirectly, to
3. The crucial defect in the pres-
Innocent, an orphan, falls in with
a company of wandering Gypsies, and
is taken prisoner by one of them, a
big man named Andre. When she
escapes from the band, she meets
Standish Driscoll, a young man of the
city. Later she is recaptured by
ent laws is too short a residence re- Andre, and she remains with her rov-
quirement a defect accentuated by
too lax an enforcement of what re
quirement there is.
4. That doing away with the Rght
of Purchase Lease and the Special
Homestead Agreement, and the sub
stitution therefor of Homestead
Lease with Rental, along the lines of
H. B. 128, Session 1917, is respect
fully suggested. In this connection
the land laws of New Zealand, and
the experience of that country with
homesteading may be helpful.
Very- respectfully yours.
EDWIN C. MOORE.
Ing friends for a short time. There
she discovers that she can dance, and
she decides to make a career of her
art, if she ever returns to tne city.
Opportunity offers, and Innocent, un
der the name of Moner Moyer, ac
hieves fame as a society dancer. In
this way she meets Standish again,
and she realizes for the first time that
he Is in love with her. But when he
asks her to be his wife, she feels the
old longing for the Gypstes in her
veins, and she leaves her art and her
home to return to the wanderers,
Bowery dive. Mavis enacts the part
in such a lifel'ke manner that Hale,
unaware that the supposed "Rags" is
a famous actress, starts out to reclaim
her and informs the manager that he
has found his ideal hero'.ne, and
"Chicken Casey," the name that he
knows her by, must have the star role
in his play. The play is produced
with pronounced success, Mav's Mar-
berry playing the part or 'Rags" with
the same realism with which she in
vested the mock creat'on of "Chicken
Casey". Hale .who ls present at the
premiere, recognizes that he has been
the victim of a trick and leaves the
theatre hurt and ind'gnant. . Mavis,
whose masquerading had given her an
insight Into the nobility and chivalry
of the man, finds a way to earn lis
forgiveness and secure a happy fut
ure for both star and uulhor, and
"Chicken Casey" becomes only a memory.
Order of Publication of Summons
An actionhavingbeen brought in this
Court by the Plaintiff above named
for the recovery of Six and 45100
Dollars ($6.45) for taxes assessed
upon the above described property to
Unknown Owner for the years 1913
1914, 1915, 1916 and 1917, and sum
mons having been d-uly issued by me,
citing said Unknown Owner of said
property, named as defendant therein
to appear before me at my Court
Room in Wailuku, County of Maui,
Territory of Hawaii, upon the 1st day
of December. A. D. 1917. at 10 o
clock A. M., there to answer the de
mand of said Plaintiff; and, it ap
pearing that the defendant in sa;d
action is unknown:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all
parties in interest in said matter
shall appear before me at my Court
Room in Wailuku, County of Maui,
aforesaid, upon Saturday, the 1st day
of December, A. D. 1917, at 10 o'clock
A. M.. and defend the forego'jig ac
lion, and upon failure to appear ana
defend as aforesaid, judgment will be
rendered and entered and execution
issued and levied upon the property
for wliich the tux was assessed or
unon any property of such defendant
as may be found in the District of
Wailuku, County aforesaid, and that
publication of ihis Order be maae
once a week for three consecutive
weeks in the Maul News, a newspaper
of general c'rculation in said Ter
ritory and printed and published at
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND this
Cth day of November, A. D. 1917.
W. A. McKAY,
District Mag'fitrate of Wailuku,
County of Maui, Territory of
(Nov. 9, 1G, 23.)
THE LIVE AUCTIONER
FOR MAKAWAO DISTRICT
Residence and Postoffice: Makawao
Phone: Tarn Yau.
NOTICE OF SALE OF GOVERN
At 10 o'clock A. M., Monday, Nov
ember 26th, 1917, at the office of Mr.
V. O. Aiken, Sub-Agent, Paia, Maui,
there will bo sold at public auction the
following Government lot.
Government lot at Waiohull-Keo-kea,
Kula, Maui, known as the Chin
ese Cemetery Lot, containing an area
of 4.60 acres, more or less. Upset
For maps and further information
apply at the office of Mr. W. O. Aiken,
Sub gcnt. or at the office or tne com-
niissliuier of Public Lands, Capitol
Building, Honolulu, T. II.
B. G. R1VENBURGII,
Commissioner of Public Lands.
Dated at Honolulu, October 17th,
(Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23.)
All persons are hereby warned
against buying, selling or dealing in
Kcawe or Algaroba Beans, gathered or
nicked in in the premises or pastures
of the II. C. & S. Co. without due
authority from the said company.
Persons found disregarding this
warning will be dealt with by due
process of law.
H. C. & S. Co.,
F. V. BALDWIN,
(Aug., Sept.. Oct., Nov.)
BANK OF MAUI
showing condition at the close of business September 29th, 1917.
ASSETS, owned by the Bank
Loans, Discounts and Overdrafts $ 534,211.30
This represents loans and advances to
customers of the Bank.
Cash on Hand and in Bank 196,740.96
Actual gold and silver coin and Sight Ex
change on correspondent Banks.
Bonds and Securities 282,561.59
This is practically our secondary reserve, for
the protection of-our depositors, consisting
principally of high grade, Territorial, Railroad
and Industrial Bonds.
Real Estate and Banking Premises 17,600.00
Actually owned by the Bank, located at Wai
luku, Lahaina and Paia.
Furniture and fixtures 7,431.02
Contained in the Main Bank at Wailuku and
its branches at Lahaina and Paia.
Representing the valuation of the Bank's
equity in the Lease upon its Wailuku property.
Total Resources $1,039,469.87
Capital Stock Paid In $ 150,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits 22,437.09
The Bank and its Branches has total deposits,
net, as above.
Total Liability $1,039,469.87
Territory of Hawaii ) ,
Island and County of Maui )
I, C. D. LUEKIN, Vice-President and Manager of the above
named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true
to the best of my knowledge and belief.
C. 1). LUEKIN, Vice-President and Manager.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of October,
A. D. 1917.
ENOS VINCENT, Notary Public.
Wailuku Construction and Drayage Co., Ltd.
TRANSFERING AND DRAYING