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THE GARDEN ISLAND .TUESDAY,' MARCH 25. 1913
Tiie Commercial Mans
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DICK OLIVER, Manager
Cor. Fort& 15cr. Sfe., Honolulu
Rooms by the day, week
or month single o r i ji
OPEN DAY and NIGHT
Kauai trade solicited
MRS. C. A. BLAISDELL,
i CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
5 Dealers in
Hay, Gkain and Chickkn
I Sole Agents for
Q Intcnatirtnal .Stock, Poultry Food
unci other specialties. Arabic' for
fi coltiiiR Iron Hoofs, l'otalunia In
B cubator and Brooders and scratch-
King's Special Cmcii Food
P. O. Box 452, Honolulu
p. o.' box 441 ph. 2434
1175 Honolulu ,
Alakea Street T. H.
Mrs. M. Rapozo returned on the
Kinau last Wednesday, from Ho
Miss Bernice Hundley, land
agent for north Kauai and teacher
in the Kealia school, returned
from a brief business trip lo Ho
M I 1 80 a amar dresser guided by a
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New Fall Models of
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N. S. SACHS
Charles Lutton, of San Franciso
is touring Kauai, and, like all
tourists has been captivated by our
beautiful island and its people.
Good Friday was observed by
the public schools throughtout.the
island. Many business houses al
so observed the day.
CITIZENS ASK HELPJ
Continued from page 1.
Honolulu, March 7th. 1913.
Honorable W. J. Sheldon,
House of Representative,
Honolulu. ' t
Referring to the two petitions
respectively for and against the
opening of the Kalaheo huid to
all and under the settlement asso-
iation plan, I enclose herewith
copy of- a letter from the Gover
nor, which is self-explanatory and
which, as you will notice, is in
nc with the views which I have
reviously expressed to you orally.
Joshua D. Tucker,
Commissioner of Public Lands.
You will piease note from the
Governor's letter that our appli
cation was in his hands from the
25th. of February, but it took"
until the 7th. instaht for him to
arrive, at ardecisioti, but the Chan
dler petition which is supposed to
have influenced His decision could'
only have been in his hands for a
few hours at the most. We are
compelled therefore, to infer that
his mind was already made up,to
efuse our petition for reasons
best known to himself. Or"that he
was already aware that the Cji'an
dler petition would be presented,
and was fully aware of-its import.
riie Governor states it seems to
me that under all the circumstances
tc." We would very much like to
know what these circumstances
arc as he refers to. Certainly not
lo the Chandler petition, as he had
no opportunity to ascertain what
weight should be accorded such
petition, nor under what conditions
and at whose, instance same
was obtained; unless as already
stated, he was already aware that
same was being circulated.
It is very obvious to us that in
stead of'the Chandler petition be-
inir the cause "of the Governor s
decision i n this matter1, it was
used onlv as an excuse upon which
to base his refusal, which excuse
was f,urnished him by those inte
rested in having' those homesteads
settled by laborers." And he only
waited until the Chandler petition
was safely, in his hands, when he
refused our request for an associate!
We contend that this Chandler
petition is not worthy ot a
moments consideration, in that
same not prqnipted by any
individual desire on the'part of the
signers thereto, for a honiestead of
their own This land has been
available for years juid never an
attempt made to settle same, but
the moment on association of citi
zens who desire a homestead, and
who are willing to put forth their
best efforts to make them self sup
uortinir and successful, make applU
cation, it is suddenly discovered
that more than 150 residents CMr.
McBryde does not even pretend to
call them all citizens) desire these
very same lands. Mr. McBryde
states that it was thought best to
confine the applications to resi
dents of the Koloa district. (This
he evidently considers a very
strong argument in its favor) he
could have, safely stated they were
mostly laborers on the MdBryde
or Koloa Sugar Company's plan
tations. It is conclusively proven
hv Mr. McBrvde's letter that he
was instrumental i n circulating
tins petition. And for this very
reason not the shchest considera
tion should be given this petition.
for reason of his being a heavy
tbckholder in the McBrvucSimar
Company and the Kauai Fruit &
Land Co. . and he as the manager
of the latter concern is paid by em-
. i f . 1 . ' i . - . .1 . 1 .1
plovers oi uie- interests who woiim
most benefit should these lands be
settled bv laborers on SO acre lots
It is therefore obvious that any
petition fathered by Mr. McBryde
is prompted by a desire to further
the interests of his employers as
well as his own personal interests,
and are not to be attributed to any
magnanimous impulse on his part
to see the residents of his district
obtain homesteads, even though he
attempts to imply as much.
One of the members of our asso
ciation overheard M r. Chandler
nslv-imr for signatures to his neti-
tion. The persons approached, five
in number had not heard of his
petition until he spoke to them
nhout it. He made verv little im
pression until he singled out a
certain member of our association
and stated "There's ftom
Do you want a man like that over
here? He is a' rich man already.
We don't want a man like that
over here." He finally got them
interested enough to sign, which
was about all they could do, one of
them being a lad of about 16 years
of age. But then, Mr. Mryde has
stated "Prospective Citizens.""
If this is the sort of argument
that influences the Governor we
arc led lo bc'ieve that it is his
policy thfit'if n man is industrious
cnotiglf, totactoiuulate during 40
y--ui,v niL.uis sumciem u practi
cally -assure Hie .success of a home
stead, he' should not be given the
chance, but a foreigner, adollar-a-day
laborer, n man who will never
be anythhfg else, should be given
the'.preferemce! thereby encourag
ing shiftlessness aiul disc6urging
thrift. . H ' . ,
1 1 was alrfo stated that we tried
and. did refuse certain7 parties ad
mission to our association. This is
absolutely false. Not a single one
whose name was handed in or who
asked to be adniitted was refused.
SVlieu we applied ior 40 acres, we
tookfinto consideration the size of
the tract,,' '(we figured on 1,000
acres) 'out as it. now stands there
are oiily' 4.0 lots, and if our appli
cation js. .finally granted, we can
not; hope; -to all obtain 40 acres
cach',.this would have. to be settled
amoilg 'ourselves.' Therefore we
felt "it .would be inconsistent to
apply' .t Qr 40acics and admit
niemtfcrs uhtii. there would not be
land en'ougli'to go around. After
we met, ant, formed, the applica
tions clbsecLywith 36 signers.
At4 the Very best only 4 40 appli
cants can bfr accomodated, and as
abovd stiifed bur application acco
modates 3d. difference of 4, and
for tlnsciifterencc the Governor
and the" Laud Commissioner would
so ' jeopardize the success of the
whoVr ' . " . '
We liold,, and it is the '.opinion
of the l)el,ier, class qf citizens' here,
that the main point to be. consider
ed , in homes'te'nding 'should' bb in
seouring thtbest Class of home1
steaders possible, those whose1 sole
aim is' to make their homestead,
their permanent' homes, and as
successful a s possible, thereby
creating' an independent and pros
perous class of citizens, the. back
bone of any country, state, pr
nation, and not try to find, the
class that arewilling to accept tlie
small plots the Land Comuusson'er
is pleased to dole out. This class
of homesteader is simply ' under,
the disadvantage of" having a cer
tain amount sunk in a. garden plot,
which in most cases is mortgaged,
and if by any chance the.y havexii
opportunity to better theirj condi
tion and go elsewhere, it means
that they would lose all. The only
argument inut can .ue uuvunceu in
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fayor of this arrangement is that
it assures a certain amount of labor
to, some adjacent plantation, which
we trust is not the policy of this
It may be argued that some, or
even all of us. are not bonified
homesteaders. We beg to state that
we are one and all i n favor of
the most rigfd enforcement of the
present land laws, and an amend
ment thereto, to the effect that no
homesteader can sell his homestead
to anyone but to the Government.
That is the Government only would
have the privileges of buying, pay
ing the "homesteader the same
price he paid for, plus the cost of
improvements, the value of said im
provements to be determined by a
board of appraisers, thesaid apprai
sers to be paid by the homesteader.
The land in this way could bt
made immediately available for
honiesteading and could be adver
tised again for sale. The only way
a person could 'dispose of a home
stead under this- arrangement
would by inheritance.
We are not attempting to agitate
an issue of Homesteads vs. l'lnuta-i
Hons. We are fully aware of the
importance of the sugar industry,
and what it means. to these islands,
and we believe tjie majority ofciti
zcns.of tile Territory arc also fully
aware of this fact, which is borne
out by the class of legislators they
have from time to time elected to
the House and Senatg. The people
have unreservedly shown their con
fidence and good will to this in
dustry, and it is up to the legisla-'
tors and Government to see that
this confidence xis not abused. As
above stated we are not desirous
of niaknig this an issue, but it
would seem from the attitude of
the present executive that he is
desirous-of so doing. The policy
of the Government and the para
mount Interests have ilever .been
questioned, when this policy lms4
been one oU fairiiess and' justice.
AU tve have done is to askV?for
'homesteads of 40 acres,. which1 is
oiily half of what we are entitled
.to by' law. The Governor, has seen
fit to refuse this requesF, giving us
no. reason ifor so'doing, but'inti
'mating by Ris'Ietter'that the Chan
dler.' pcHtioh was. a actor,in lns' re
fnsnl. Wp'nreno't nskinc for ex-'
cuses for not granting our re
quest; we are not 'children who
'Concluded on pagcf?.
Established over 60 years
Zl Queen St., Honolulu
Bishop & Co.
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Branchks at Hn.o and
WAIMEA, - KAUAI
Transacts a General Bakning
and Exchange Businesn
Commercial and Travelers'
Letters of Credit issued avail
able in all principal cities of
Interest nllowed ut the rate
of 4 per cent per annum
on Savings Bank deposits.
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Interest paid on Time De
posits at the following rates:
3 Months 3 per cent
6 Months 3 1-2 per
cent per annum.
12 Months 4 percent
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All business entrusted by
customers on other islands
receives careful and prompt
Wholesale and Retail Gtoceriei
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
, General Plantation
(c .' Supplies.
Gaylord P. Wilcox, manager of
t h e, Kealia Plantation returned
from Honolulu on the Kinau.
Dr. and Mrs. Waterhouse of Ko
loa were in the County Seat Friday.
Billard and Six