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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1916,
(Continued from page 1.)
Superintendent of Public Works
Ch.irles R, Forbes And Lnnd Com
missioner R. G. Rivenburgh also
spoke for a few minutes to the
homesteaders. Ail of the talks were
made from the tipper lanai of the
schoolhouse, the crowd listening
from the yard below.
Though the meeting had been
set for 10.30, the governor's party
did not arrive until an hour later
Through some mistake it had been
thought that the meeting was to
be at the Kapahi school, and it
was to this place that the pany
went first before arriving at Ka
p.ia. Until late in the afternoon the
homes-leaders met the governor,
one bv ore or in groups, answer
ing the questions which he put to
them regarding their lands, and
questioning him in turn. The
party did not arrive in Lihue un
til nearly 6 o'clock that night.
The following are the questions
which the Governor asked the
homesteaders of Kapaa-Waipouli
1. Give vour name.
2. Give the number of your
homestead and series.
3. What is its area ?
4. What area is cultivated ?
5. What area is planted" to cane?
6. What area is planted to pine
7. What area is planted toother
8. Does vour land require irri
9. At what tune or times of the
10. Have you made anv provision
for water? If so, from what
11. From whom do you expect
to obtain water for irrigation?
12. Have you arranged for trans
portation by wagon or rail of your
products to market ?
13. With whom have you ar
ranged vour rail transportation ?
i4. Do you require financial as
45. If vou are willing to so state,
please name the maximum amount
you think you will require.
16. Have you any loans at pres
17. How do you expect to repay ?
18. Are the prices and terms of
fered for your pineapples and cane
19. Would an agreement cover
ing money and laboi advances for
a term of five years be satisfactory
to you ?
20. Are you aware the Govern
ment has never approved agree
ments covering a period exceeding
five years and that the great major
ity cover but two to four years?
Sunday morning Governor Pink
ham accompanied by Mr. Larrison
went to the Kealia neighborhood
to look over water matters, Laud
Commissioner Rivenburgh follow
ing in another machine, with Mr
Wishard. The journey was con
tinned on beyond Kilauea and
finally down almost to Hanalei,
the investigators returning in time
for luncheon at Hotel Lihue.
Karlv in the afternoon Colonel
Broadbent called for the Governor
and took him and several of his
parly to Wuimea where the two
.-local companies of the National
Guard were inspected. The in
spection took place in front of
Hofgaard's store, after which the
Governor made a speech in which
he complimented the men on the
fine showing made by them.
From Waimea the party return
ed to Eleele where a football game
between National Guard teams
was in progress, arriving back in
Lihue in time for dinner.
The Governor and most of the
party spent Sunday evening quiet
ly at the hotel.
Yesterday morning bright and
early the executive headed for
Kealia to look over the forest re
serve in the Anahola foothills
He also visited the Kapaa and
Kapahi homesteads and met Col
Spalding at Kealia. going out with
the colonel for lunch at the valley
house. In the afternoon he visited
(Continued from page 1.)
on East Kauai is the Wnilua river
now under the control of the Lihue
'Imitation Company, and which
ran only bo considered at the expi
ration of their lease unless they
The next large source Is the gov
ernment Kapaa stream which has a
commercial value of aliout ten mil-
ion gollons per day. In June the
lalance of the Kapaa lands, now
sonic (30 acres, revert to the gov-
nnicnt and will require their share
of this water. Petitions have 1koh
numerously filed for this land. The
same may be said of the Anahola
inds ami waters, and petitions
therefor on file.
In discussing water problems with
the Baldwin and Makee interests I
idvanced the theory that the price
f government water might follow
the yearly average price of sugar so
n the Circuit Court of the
Fifth Circuit, Territory
At Chambers In Probate.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Ralph Lyman Wilcox, deceased.
Order of Notice of Petition For
Allowance of Accounts, Determi
nation of Trust and Distribution
of the Estate.
On reading and riling the peti
tion and accounts of Anna C. Wil
cox, Chas. H. Wilcox and Chas.
A. Rice, executors of the Estate
of Ralph Lvman Wilcox deceased,
wherein petitioners ask to be al-
owed $47,075.94, and charged
with 5547,345,37, and asks that the
same be examined and approved,
and that a final order be made of
Distribution of the remaining prop
erty to the person thereto entitled
and discharging petitioners and
sureties from all further responsi
It is Ordered, that Friday, the
the government might not be de-f2151 day of April. A. D. 1916, at
prived of revenue when high prices
ircvailed or be oppressive if sugar
production became financially do-
The superintendent of hydro
graphy, Mr. li. K. Harrison, lias
ccn, and is trying to work out
practicable and equitable tables or
scales to carry this principle into
effect, n difficult problem, but con
siderable progress has been made.
While the engineer of the Makee
Sugar Company, and others have
ognizance of the efforts to make a
scale, there has been no general
publicity because Mr. Larrison has
not Ik'cii able to reach his final de
termination. He has consulted Mr.
M. C. (Jrover, chief hydraulic en
gineer of the United States (Jeologi-
al Suruey, recently visiting in Ha
waii, who is a recognized authority
n the utilization of waters.
The conservation of water and
its economic and just distribution
requires capital. The Territorial
government has no capital for this
On several visits of Col. Spald
ng this phase of the subject has
been discussed. I stated by my
self that turning the conservation
and distribntion of water to any
one single private interest would
be bad public policy, and that I
thought a company should b e
formed to supply the capital to
conserve and distribute the water,
and that the company should in
clude local representative, unbias
ed capitalists with a representation
from the homesteaders.
This is the position in which
the matter stands today. There is
money enough belonging to Kauai
to carry out these problems equit
It is the opinion of the Division
f Hydrography that there is am
ple water for all lands conserved
We will accept that statement and
I shall remain here the balance of
the week to see if anything con
crete can be brought about. I have
been governor for over two years
and quite universally large and
small interests have tried to secure
some wedge that would be to their
advantage in the ultimate disposi
tion of the lands involved.
The arguments have had sound
business aud economic points but
in every instance have ignored the
text and intent of the Organic Act.
The past experience of the Ter
ritory and the result of taking all
assets from the Territory and de
pending almost solely on taxation,
I hope to preseut to the public at
some future gathering in Honolu
lu. I have been gathering the
I shall remain here and execute
the papers the homesteader has in
dieated ho desires.
I request you to remember the Ter
ritory has a 1 Minded debt of 8,221,-
(MKJ and if present plans are carru
out, direct taxation will lie the only
means of liquidation. It is the pub
lie's concern, not that of the indi
There have lieen some features o
the frictions on Kauai contrary to
9:30 o'clock A. M. before the
udge of said Court presiding at
Chambers at this Court Room in
Lihue, Kauai, be and the same
hereby is appointed the time and
place for hearing said Petition and
Accounts, and that all persons in
terested may then aud there appear
and show cause, if any they have.
why the same should not be grant
ed and mav present evidence as to
who are entitled to the said property.
Dated the 27th day of March,
(Sgd.) Lyle A. Dickey,
Tudge of the Circuit Court of the
(Sgd.) D. Wm. Dean,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
March. 2S-April 4-11-18.
Iif the Circuit Court o f The
Fifth Judicial Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
if t h e resident
At Chambers in Probate.
In the Matter of the Estate of
ane R. Gay, deceased.
A Document purporting to be
the Last Will and Testament of
ane R. Gay, late of Makaweli,
Island of Kauai. Territory of Ha
waii, deceased, having on the 31st
day of March, 1916, been present
ed to said Probate Court, and a
petition for probate thereof, pray
ing for the issuance of Letters
Testamentary to Francis Gav, Au
brey Robinson and Alice Robin
son, all of Makaweli aioresaid,
the Executors and Executrix res
pectively named iu said Will, hav
ing been filed by the said Francis
Gay, Aubrey Robinson and Alice
It is ordered that Friday the
5th day of May, 1916. at 9:30 o'
clock A. M. of said day, at the
Court Room of said Court at Lihue,
Kauai, aforesaid, be and the same
is hereby appointed the time and
place for proving said Will aud
hearing said application.
Dated, March 31st, 1916.
(Sgd) Lylr A. Dickey.
Judge of the Circuit Court of
the Fifth Circuit. -
(Sgd) D. Wm. Dean,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
Territory of Hawaii.
Holmes & Olson, attorneys for
It is a different matter when com
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I am intensely interested in the
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