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Till! GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAR. 25, 1919
From the Other Islands
The Waiakea. Drawing
From !( o'clock .yesterday" morn
ing until 7:4." i. 111. there was u
steady How of prospective home
steaders into 1 lie llilo Land Ollice,
endeavoring .to secure a home
stead from among those thrown
open at Waiakea, but only lot
homesteads were disposed of by
the time Laud Agent .1. U. An
drews decided to elose the ollice
for the day. During the same pe
riod 77 house lots wete selected,
in each case in conjunction with a
homestead, for none who declined
to take a homestead were allowed
to take a house lot.
James 1$. Hamilton, of the Ha
waiian Sales Company, chose
Homestead No. (521 and House Lot
No. 4 of Dlock MV2, both being
generally conceded to be prime se
lections. The homestead is a 40
acre tract, priced at
James W. Smith, picked anoth
er large lot in Homestead No.
7l'0, which contains just under 10
acres, and is priced at :'...'!-.
His house hit will adjoin that of
Size a Determining Factor
That the size of the lots was a
deciding factor in the selection
was evidenced from the fajt that
Ihe next four lots chosen were all
under i!0 acres in area, probably
the question of capital bearing
considerably on the selection.
In the tirst 20 lots chosen, more
than half were under i'.O acres in
area , but only two were 10-acre
lots, while live were 40-acre lots.
The bulk of 1 lie lots lying close
to t lie roadway were chosen be
fore the diiy's selection had closed,
only four of the '2d lots situated
adjacent to the house lots being
still unchosen. Most of the lots
selected were from those bearing
comparatively low numbers, only
15 of those chosen being number
ed above 1,000, but all excepting
one of those numbered above
1,000, have an area of less than 20
One Third Drop Out
Those who had (he right to
make early choice availed them
selves of the privilege, with but
few exceptions, for by the time 550
homesteads had been disposed of
only live applicants had failed to
appear, and of these live all but
one live on other islands than
Hawaii. The resident of Hawaii
who failed to respond was Alexan
der Kainahele, of Pahoa, who had
ninth choice. After :J0 lots had
been selected, the percentage of
absentees grew larger, until by
the time the day's work had been
done the general average was
practically .'!:! per cent.
It is interesting to note that of
the 40 applicants who forfeited
their choice, practically all were
absentees. Only one asked to be
given a littletime to raise the
necessary cash lo make the tirst
payment. He asked for an exten
sion of time until Friday. This,
the Land Agent refused to grant,
and the selection was declared
void. Tribune 14.
Charges He must face
Ihe homesteads were selected, un
til the crop is harvested, but Ihe
Waiakea Mill company will have
a lien on Ihe crop until the full
amount of the charge is paid.
It is impossible as yet to state
the exat amount per acre which
the expenditure of Ihe Waiakea
Mill company will represent, and
the SS0 here stated is an approxi
mate ligure which D. Mcll. Forbes
manager of the mill company,
gave out yesterday, based upon
the amount actually expended up
lo December 11) 1 S, which
stands on the books of the com
pany as SlL'S.OOS-.NO, pins the por
portoin of the bonus paid to the
laborers during l'.MN, which has
The homesteader wlfo has se
lected a Waiakea homestead or
house lot on which there is cane
of the 1020 cru-hicli the Waia
kea Mill company luis been instru
mental in cultivating, faces a
charge of more than S0 an acre
on the average, says the llilo Tri
bune. This charge will be made in or
der to recompense the Waiakea
Mill company for the expense to
which it lias been put in keeping
this cane under cultivation, in ac
cordance with its agreement with
12, lOlS, which provided that the
homesteader should refund this
expense to the Waiakea Mill com
pany. The charge is one which
does not necessarily have to be
met by the homesteader imme
diately; it can be deferrejd, accord
ing; to the conditions under which
above, will add a considerable
amount to the charge for la bo;',
for during ISMS until October the
percentage allowed as a bonus
was ."7 per cent and thereafterit
has been 00 per cent.
Altogether there are approxi
mately 1SII0 acres of the laud
which has been divided into bouse
lots and homesteads on which this
cane of the 1020 crop is being cul
tivated. On certain fields, where
the cane is good, the Waiakea
Mill company has bestowed a
great deal more labor and lias ex
pended more money for fertilizer
than 011 other fields where the
quality of the cane is not so good.
On still other fields where Ihe
amount of cane being cultivated is
small in quantity, the expense has
been even lower. Consequently,
there will be a great difference in
not been segregated and charged j the cost per acre when it is final
to this account.
The !?12S,!MiS.S!l stated repre
sents manual labor (less bonus 1,
fertilizer, ami animal labor, but
it does not include general ex
pense, such as superintendence,
nor does it include such items as
rent, fuel, sanitation of ramps,
transportation to fields. All of
these items represent something,
and that so; lething, however,
small or largo, must be added to
deuce, overseer's time, and like
(barges, go into general expense
and are not charged against the
individual Ileitis until 1 lie end of
each year, when a general allot
ment of all expenses is made,
The laborers' bonus, which, has
yet to be added to the ligure given
ly allocated to the various fields.
The books of 'the Waiakea .Mill
company show the amount ex
pended for labor and materials on
each field, and it will be against
these individual fields that the
charges will be niiiile by the com
pany. The work of bringing this mat
ter up to even date, in order that
no time will be lost in segregating
ihe charges against each , home
stead or lot, is now being under
taken by the company, but, as was
pointed out yesterday by the head
bookkeeper, it will mean an infi
nite amount of work to get at the
amount to be charged to each
field and then to get at the amount
Organization for Homesteaders
Initial steps for the formation
of an organization of the future
homesteaders of Waiakea was
agreed upon after much discus
sion at a meeting of the prospect
ive cane planters held yester
day afternoon in the Armory.
The tentative netion taken to
ward perfecting an organization
was the decision to appoint a com
mittee to draft by-laws for a
homesteaders association, which
may be rati tied or rejected at an
other nieeling called for tomorrow
night. Sheritl" Sam Fna, B. D.
Chilson, Thomas II. Loader, Hen
ry Kafa and Mr. Jeremiah were
appointed members of this com
mittee. The meeting yesterday was call
ed to order by M. A. Silva, presi-j
dent of the Waiakea Homestead
ers' League. On motion of A. A.
Hart man he was named as the
toinporory chairman, and M. de F.
Spinola as temporay secretary.
Xcecxxit) for Organization
Chairman Silva, after review
ing the work done by the Waiakea
Homesteaders' League, asked
those present to express their
views as to what would be of bene
fit and interest to the Waiakea
homesteaders. Later he spoke at
some length on the advisability of
the members of the proposed or
ganization standing united for a
fair contract from the Waiakea
Mill Company. He told how the
milling contract approved, by the
territorial administration last fall
had been rejected by the Home
steaders' League, and how anoth
er one had been drafted and pre
sented, but too late to take the
place of the administration one.
Chairman Silva said homestead
ing conditions had been difficult
in the past and intimated he fear
ed they would be the same in the
future, if the homesteaders did
not organize and abide by every
majority decision reached.
Much of the discussion at the
meeting yesterday was over the
question of whether the home
steaders should organize at that
meeting or after the homestead
ers had made their lot selections.
Give All Voice Urged
James B. MncSwanson express
ed opposition to forming of a per
manent organization until all the
lot holders had their selections
and given an opportunity to voice
their wishes at a subsepuent
meeting. He said that no one
knew who would be Waiakea
homesteaders until after the se
lections were made on Thursday,
and that many of the prospective
homesteaders would not be in
llilo until tomorrow morning.
However, he agreed that there
should be an organization of the
homesteaders, and said he be
lieved all those present appreciat
ed that it was work of the Waia
kea Homesteaders League whiclr
brought about the opening of the
When J. O. Pratt was asked for
an expression of opinion, he ex
plained that he was something of
an "out-lander," as it was his son
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