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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1913
One of the largest and niosl va-
jluable timber trees of the country
is the tulip tree, known to the
lumbermen as yellow poplar. It is
Irelated to the magnolias, but is the
pmly tree of its kind in the world.
j.;1 Because of the importance of fo
'rcstry nt the annual conservation
congress in Washington November
"18 to 20, an extra day is added to
the sessions, Monday, the 17th.
It has been suggested that guaya
'can, a very hard wood of Central
America may furnish shuttle blocks
, to supplement dogwood and pcrsi
mon, now most used, and in dan
ger of becoming exhausted.
In proportion to its Weight, Ca
lifornia redwood is the strongest
conifer so far tested at the U. S.
forest products labortorv. This
strength is due to its long wood
The Philippine bureau separate f
forestry reports that American and
European lumbermen arc trying to
secure large and regular shipments
of Philippine woods, mainly for
.". Experiments with various
chemical extinguishers for fighting
national forest fires have not been
very successful. The unlimited
.supply of oxygen in the open for
est, officers, say tends to neutralize
he effect, of the chemicals.
The Javanese Frog
? The Javanese frog is a creature
measuring between fiiteen and
twenty-five inches The skin of its
back is pale blue and by night
looks dark green or olive brown.
The frog remains motionless dur
ing thd day, with eyes sheltered
from the light and with belly up,
" clinging' to it's support by adhesive
cushions and by its belly, which
Is provided with a sticky cover
ing, and it is hardly distinguish
able from the objects that surround
it. At nightfall it begins its hunt
for the mammoth crickets on which
i t feeds mrking leaps covering
seven feet of ground. During the
leap the play of lungs filled with
air swells its body. To descend
from a height it spreads wide its
claws and, dropping, rests upon
The following are the principal
teiritorial positions with which Go
vernor Pinkham will have to deal
when he arrives here. Dates of
previous appointment and expira
tion of term are given:
Ernest A. Mott-SmiUi, secretary
of territory. Appointed Dec. 13,
1,907 Term expired Dec. 17,
Wade Warren Thaver, attorney
general. Appointed Jan. 1, 1913.
Term expires Dpc. 31, 1916. Con
firmed by senate.
David L. Colliding, territoria,
treasurer. Appointed July 1, 1913,
Term expires June 30, 1917. Re
Joseph H. Fisher, territorial au
ditor,. Appointed May 10, 1912.
Term 'expires May 9, 1916. Con
firmed by senate.
Dr. J. S. 15. Pratt, president of
board of health. Appointed Aug.
21, 1913. Term .expires, August
20, 1915. Recess appointment.
Joshua D. Tucker, Land Com
missioner, ' appointed March 4,
lg.Term expires March 3.,
Col. J. W. Jones, adjutant-gen
eral of national guard. Term con
tinues at will of governor.
T. II, Gibson, superintendent of
p u b 1 ic instruction. Appointed
June 6, 1913. Term expires June
4, 1917. Recess appointment.
Charles II. Merriam, registrar ot
conveyances. Appointed May 16
1908. Term at will of governor
William Henry, high sheriff.
Appointed Oct. 21. 1912. Term
expires Oct. 20, 1916. Confirmed..
' Walter E Wall surveyor. Ap
pointed' Eeb. 1, 1911. Term ex
pires July li 1915. Confirmed.
"PARGET POST TRUTHS
A comtemporary periodical pub
lishes a few facts regarding the
new parcelpost system which would
startle the average user of that
The three m a" i n facts are set
down as follows:
1 That the new parcel post rates
play straight into the pockets of
the express companies.
2 That the express companies are
still .doing business at the same old
stand, practically with as much
profit to themselves and with as
much loss to us as formally.
3 That the Government is over
charging the public to the sum of
$7,000,000 to $10,000,000! a vear.
The parcel post system is so de
cotated with unnecessary red tape
t h a, t the average citizen of the
United States patronizes the old
highmayuian the-' express comuany
or slow freight or else buys a rail
road ticket and carries his package
There is a clause in the paicel
post act which authorizes the Post
master General to abolish the zone
conditions of mailability and weight
and rate classifications, subject to
the consent of the Interstate Com
This it would seem is what needs
It is well known that the average
express shipment averages over 32
pounds. This means that the
bulk of the express business comes
from carrying packages.
To destroy or take away that
business you must take away the
priviledge of carrying packages in
the neighborhood of that limit.
If this business i s not taken
away the express companies are
left entrenched in exactly as pro
fitable and formidable a position
as that which they have always
The present parcel post, limit is.
only 20 pounds and the average
shipment is only one pound it is
hard to tell how the consumer of
transportation service gets any re
lief from the cxhorbitant express
The interstate Commerce Coin-
missions readjustment ot express
rates amounts to this, that parcel
post rates are lower than the new
express rates on a' 1 1 packages
weighing five pounds or less being
shipped to any distance and also
lower for parcels up to 20 pounds
in weight and shipped within a
radius of 150 miles.
The new express rates however
are lower than parcel post rates on
packages weighing over ,frve
pounds and shipped anv distance
and on packages weighing over 20
pounds shipped 150 miles or furth
That is to say the old bulk of
the express companies business
still plays into their hands.
Let us now consider fact num
ber 3; that of cost.
There are two elements of ex
pense to be met by the Govern
ment in handling parcel post.
1. Money paid to the railroad
or shipping interests for transpor
tation service rendered.
2. Money paid to the post office
for handling of goods by that- de
partment. The expert government ac
countant has computed these costs
to be as follows.
It Transportation by rail8cents
a ton mile, by water considerably
2. For postal handling collect
and delivery less than 2 cents for
the first pound running to 15 cents
According to these figures the
Post Office could ship a ton of
mile one mail for $1.58.
Looking into the matter of the
smaller packages, our Government
computer has discovered that the
cost to the post office of handling
one pound is SO. 017. The rail
way pay for this weight for 250
miles is $0,002.
The total cost therefore for
sending a 16 ounce package 250
miles is $0,019 in round numbers
2 cents or less than a letter.
Figuring on this basis we learn
that the cost of sending a 10
pound package 250 miles is 7 cents
5 cents beiifj? clmrRed to handling '
anu t going 10 railway pay.
Smilarlv the cost nf sptwlino ?n 1
pounds 250 miles is 11 cents; of'fj
50 pounds (were it possible) it w
would be 30 cents.
Compared with the actual cost,
the prices' which the Government
charges the public arc absurdly
high; since the law demands that
such service shall be rendered the 1
public as cheap as possible.
Ordiance Gels Captain
The warrant officer of the Hono
lulu police force i s kept busy,
rumor Ins it, awaiting the arrival
o f interisland stcamcis, w i t h
warrants of arrest for the various
captains on account ol smoking on
the wharf previous to ' their last
departure; against which act an
ordinance has been passed.
Capt. Gregory of Kauai fame
was tlie iirst to go through the
mill and Capt. Freeman was
second batter up.
SEALED TENDERS will be
received by the Superintendant of
Public Works up until 12 noon of
Monday, December 22, 1913, for
the CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE
OLOHENA, WAIPOULI AND
HAUIKI ROADS IN THE KA
PAA HOMESTEADS DISTRICT
OF KAWAIHAU, KAUAI.
Plans, specifications and blank
forms for proposal are on file in
the office of the Superintendant of
Public Works, Capitol Building,
Honolulu and with J. H. Morague
County Engineer Lihue, Kauai.
Tlie Superintendent of Public
Works reserves the right to reject
any or all tenders.
J. W. Caldwell,
Superintendant ot Public Works.
Honolulu, December 3 1913.
Notice of Sale of
At 12 o'clock noon, Saturday,
December 13, 1913, at the front
door to the court house, Lihue,
Kauai, there will be sold at public
auction, under Part IV, bechon
17, of the Land Act of 1895, Sec
tion 276, Revised Laws of Hawaii,
the following described lots, known
as the "Waioli" beach lots, situate
at Hanalei, Halelea, Kauai:
Lot No. Area sq.ft. Upset Price
1 15,587 $ 30.00
2 16,150 35.00
3 14,730 35.00
4 15.183 35.00
5 15,637 35.00
6 16,095 35.00
7 16,552 45.00
8..'.. .17,250 45.00
9 17,703 40.00
10 18,157 40.00
11 18,258 40.00
..21,536 T 40.00
..16.203 45 00
18 15,082 30,00
22 14,488 30.00
23 14.984 10.00
No person will be allowed to pur
chase more than one lot.
Purchaser to pay cost of stamp.
At the same time and place,
there will be sold at auction the
Government Reminant in front of
Grants 2957 and 2958. containing
an area of O.20 acre. Upset price
Purchaser to pay cost of stamp.
For map and further particulars,
apply at the office of the Sub
Agent, W. D. McBryde. Home
stead, Kauai, or at the office of
Asst. Sub-Agent, Miss Bemice
Hundley, Kapaa, Kauai, or at the
office of the Commissioner of Pub
lic Lands, Honolulu.
Joshua D. Tuckkk,
Commissioner of Public Lands.
Dated at Honolulu, Oct. 3, 1913.
The above sale has been post
poned to.January 10th, 1914
Commissioner of Public Lands
Dated, Dec. 8th, 1913.
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