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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JUNE 5. 1917
GUARD TQ BE
Guard plan, the
June 1, says:,
"Guard work upon the island of
Oahu is to be expanded to include
districts outside of Honolulu, espe
cially sugar and pineapple planta
tion districts, by the consolidation
of the 1st Infantry to eight letter
ed companies in Honolulu and
four companies in the couutrv.
This is one of the important an
nouncements made this afternoon
by Brig. -Gen. Samuel I. Johnson,
adjutant general, following a
morning conference with officers
of the army.
Gen. Johnson did not state what
companies will be designated for
the outside districts, but presum
ably the last four letters of the
regiment will be so transferred.
The 12 Honolulu companies will
be reduced to eight organizations
and members transferred accord
ing tosome plan yet to be worked
The territory will still retain a
brigade, but a brigade of two
regiments instead of four as now.
There will be no reduction in num
bers, but instead a big increase
over the present strength. "It is
estimated that this will amount to
notj less than 4500 men, Johnson
will retain his title as brigadier
general. Practically the only change on
the outside islands through the
order received yesterday will be
reduction in the actual number of
companies and of officers. The
present strength is to be largely
increased. The general made this
clear today, as the new status is to
be on war strength.
Hawaii will be headquarters for
the new regiment, to be known as
the 2nd Infantry, and also of the
1st Battalion. The 2nd Battalion
will probably be on Maui, and the
3d on Kauai.
Regimental commanders will be
depended upon largely to recom
mend what officers be retained in
the guard and what one transferr
ed to the guard officers' reserve.
Towns and districts which now
support companies will support
platoons of 50 men each three
platoons to a company. These
platoon will drill inviduallv, but
reports will go in from companies.
Other organizations than infantry
will remain as now.
Army and National Guard offi
cers met this morning in the office
of Brig. -Gen. Frederick S. Strong
to give detailed consideration to
the war department order received
yesterday authorizing the cutting
down of Hawaii's guard from four
regiments to two, as was an
nounced in the late edition of the
Among those at the conference
with Gen. Strong were Maj.
Charles S. Lincoln, in charge of
Hawaiian militia affairs; Lieut.
Col. R. C. Croxton. senior inspector-instructor
of the 1st Infantry;
Brig.-Gen. Samuel I. Johnson, the
adjutant general of the territory;
and Maj. L. W. Redington. assis
tant to the territorial adjutant.
Men closely in touch with guaid
matters expressed the belief today
that the order, which leaves one
infantry regiment on Oahu, but
reduces the guard infantry strength
on Maui, Hawaii and-Kauai to one
battalion of four companies each,
were of the opinion that instead of
hurting the guard the order will
place it upon a practical footing
that will stand tor efficiency.
By the national defense act the
euard must be put upon war foot
ing within a short time. The first
step raising each company from 65
men to 81 goes into effect on luly
1. Later steps will raise them still
A mmolete reeiment consists of
12 lettered companies and n ma
chine gun company, supply com
panv and headquarters company as
well. Bivine a total enlisted
strength of 2002. with 56 officers.
Four infantry companies on each
of the other islands will mean 600
men to a battalion when the full
strength is reached. Star-bulletin
The word "treason," that has
been loafing on its job in the Unit
ed States for fifty years, has sud
denly sprung into the limelight bv
President Wilson's warnings. It's
a live wire iust now: better look
up its legal definition.
The Kohala Midget.
Opening of Public Lands for
Homesteads on the Island
Notice is hereby given that the
public land hereinafter described
will be opened for homesteading
as follows, in accordance with law
and subject to withdrawal before
1. LOCATION OF LAND.
The land to be opened is on the
Island of Kauai,' and is known as
the Kapaa Homesteads, Fourth
Series, in the District of Kawai-hau.
2. CHARACTER OF LAND.
The land in this tiact is first-class
agricultural land and has been
under Sugar Cane Cultivation.
3. TERMS AND METHODS
OF DISPOSITION. The persons
entitled to take up said land will
be determined by drawing or allotment.
Each person may take one or
two adjoining lots. These lots
may be taken only by Special
Homestead Agreement, the princi
pal terms of the same being as fol-
(a) PAYMENT. 5 per cent
down, 5 per cent in ore yeir, 10
per cent each year thereaftei until
the full purchase price is paid, with
interest at 6 per cent per annum,
but with the privilege of paying
any or all, installments at any time
and' thereby stop the correspon
(b) RESIDENCE. Five years
during the fiist ten years in pe
riods of not less than six months
at a tim; on, three years continu
ously, residence to begin within
(c) CULTIVATION. 20,30.
40, 50 and 60 per cent of the land,
and 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 trees per
acre on the remaining 40 per cent
of the laud from the end of the
first, second, third, fourth and
fifth years, respectively, until the
homesteader becomes entitle to a
patent; or, 40 per cent of the land
and 25 trees per acre on the re
mainder for three years continu
ously, other conditions having
been fulfilled up to time of be
ginning of said three years.
(d) TRANSFERS. Restric
tions on selling, leasing, etc., as
prescribed bv law.
(e) PATENT. In from three
to ten years according to the time
within which the provisions as to
payment, residence and cultiva
tion are fulfilled.
Possession will be given at once
or wnen growing crops, n any,
have been harvested. Exceptions
and reservations will be made tor
existing flumes, ditches, reservoirs,
streams, wire and pipe lines,
roads, trails and railroads. No
lots will be sold as wet lands with
appurtenant water rights, all
waters ate reserved for the public
or common use and benefit.
4. APPLICATION FOR PAR
TICIPATION IN THE DRAW
ING. All persons qualified to
take homesteads may, on or before
Monday, July 2nd,, 1917, but not
thereafter, present to the com
missioner of Public Lands, Hono
lulu, by ordinary mail, but not in
person or by registered mail, or
otherwise, sealed envelopes con
taining their applications for par
ticipation in the drawing herein
provided for; but no envelope
shall contain more than one appli
cation or any other paper than the
application and no person shall
present more than one application
for this drawing.
All such applications must be
made on blank forms furnished by
the Commissioner of Public Lands
or ins agent, anu must snow tne
full name, mail address, age,
height, weight and sex of the ap
plicant, and whether he or she is
single or married, and be swcm to
by him or her before a sub-agent
of public lands, rotary public,
judge or other officer authorized
to administer oaths, and must be
mailed in envelopes furnished by
the Commissioner or any such
All such envelopes shall have
printed upon them the Commis
sioner's address and the words
"Application, Drawing for District
of ," the blank in which
quotation must be filled in with
the, district in which the land de
sired is situated; and no such n
velope shall indicate the person bv
whom it was presented or mailed
or bear any mark of identifica
tion.' All envelopes must be se
curely sealed and should have the
tequisite stamps attached thereto
before they are placed in the mail.
Any person who presents more
than one application for this land
drawing, or any application in any
other than his true name, shall
not be permitted to participate in
All envelopes which indicate by
wham thev were presented or
mailed will be opened as soon as
received, and the applications
therein will forthwith be returned
to the applicant.
5. DRAWING AND ASSIGN
MENT OF ORDER OF SELEC
TION, . Upon receiving any such
envelope properly addressed and
properly indorsed as above re
quired, the Commissioner will de
posit it in a suitable container,
into which will be deposited only
and all such envelopes as are pro
perly indorsed for the drawing,
and such container will be so con
structed and so kept as to prevent
envelopes deposited therein from
being, removed therefrom without
detection until 'they aie publicly
opened on the day when the draw
ing and assignment are made.
At 9 o'clock a. m., atthe Capi
tol Building, Honolulu, on Tues
day. July 3rd, 1917, or as soon
thereafter as may be, the con
tainer for such land drawing will
be publicly opened and all the en
velopes therein will be thoroughly
mixed, and will then be taken,
one at a time, impartially and in
discriminately, from such contain
er, and the applications contained
in such envelopes when correct in
form and execution, will be num
bered serially in the order in which
tliev are taken, beginning with
number one, and the numbers
thus assigned shall determine the
order in which the persons named
therein may select and take lots.
A list of the applicants to whom
numbers are assigned showing the
number assigned to each of them,
will be conspicuously posted, and
furnished to the papers for publi
cation as a matter of news, and
notice of the number assigned and
the time and place he must appear
to make his selection will be
promplv mailed to the address set
forth in the application of each
person to whom a number is assigned.
All applications which are not
correct in form and execution will
be marked "Rejected, imperfectly
executed," and 'filed in the order
in which they are rejected, and
notice thereof will be tent to the
persons who presented such appli
6. SELECTION OF LOTS.
Beginning at 9 o, clock a, m., on
Wednesday, July 11th, 1917. at
the Court Ilcuse, Kapaa, Kauai
' Any persons holding numbers
assigned to'' them for any such
land drawing may make their se
lection of the lots that are open to
selection and deiired by them in
the order in which their applica'
tions for participation are nun
If any person who has been as
signed a number at the drawing
fails to appear and make his selec
tion when the number assigned to
him is reached and his name is
called, his right to select will be
passed until the other applicants
assigned have been disposed of,
when his name will be called
again, and if he then fails to ap
pear and make his .selection, he
will be deemed to have abandoned
his right to select.
7. PROOF AT TIME OF
SELECTION. At the time he
appears to make his selection, each
applicant must be prepared to
show his Qualifications to take a
homestead by affidavit in the form
prescribed by the Commissioner
and otherwise. If any applicant
is not a citizen of the United States
bv birth, he must present at the
certified'copy of his declaration of
intention to become a citizen, or
of the order of the court admitting
him to citizenship; and if an ap
plicant who ja not Worn in the
United States claims citiznshin
through his father's naturalization
while he was under twenty-one
years of age, he must present a
certified copy of the order of the
court admitting his father to citi
No person who appears to be
disqualified to take a homestead
will be permited to make a selec
tion, or in case he has made a se
lector, to receive the necessary
papers or take or retain possession
of the lot selected.
8. FORMS, MAPS, INFOR
MATION. Blank forms of appli
cations, addressed envelopes for
applications, blank forms of affida
vits of qualifications, other neces
sary forms and information in re
gard to the lands to be opend and
the terms under which they may
be taken, may be obtained from
the Coinmissoner of Public Lands
at Honolulu, or from the Sub
Agents, Bernice E. L. Hundley,
Kapaa, Kauai, and W. D. Mc-
Bryde, Homestead, Kauai.
District of Kawaihau
Island of Kauai.
Kapaa Homesteads, Fourth Series.
(Only liy Social HoiiicHtvnd'Agni'nicnt)
206 ' 16.69
212 , - 15.89
220 ' 15.72
224 ' 24.09
226 ' 15.67
Lots Nos. 182, 183 and 186A
will be given out as one allotment
also Lots 185 and.l86B"
B. G. Rivknburgh,
Commissioner of Public Lands
Lucius E. Pinkham,
Governor of Hawaii.
Honolulu T. H. April 24th. 1917
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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