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THE GARDEN' ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUG. 81, 120
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THE S. 5. "MAUNA LOA"
will call at Koloa for passengers and will
sail for Honolulu at six o'clock p. m. Fri
day, September 3rd.
From the Other Islands
THE HOUR AND THE
The hour and the man
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Leadership is bred in the bone,
therefore this Bank did not
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Its growth is directly
attributable to its instant
recognition of the needs of
the community by promptly
and continuously meeting those
needs as they arise.
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CITIZENS LEAVE THE
ISLANDS BECAUSE OF
HIGH COST OF LIVING
J. A. Osorio, Hllo merchant and
Portuguese vice consul, speaking to
the Post-Herald Bays that the difficulty
and expense of obtaining land upon
which to build homes, was responsible
tor so many people leaving the Islands.
"It is not a question of homesteads
or of farms," said Mr. Osorio, "though
if those were available it would help
greatly; but it has become a simple
question of land enough for a home
say an acre." At the present time he
points out such holdings are either en
tirely unavailable or the price is so
high as to make it practically impos
sible for the small man to acquire a
home of his own.
"Look to the figures of the sales of
lots in California made recently among
local residents if you doubt the verity
of this position," says Mr. Osorio.
The small man can buy a lot in
Havenscourt or some other section of
the bay region for a price within his
means and can then have a roof over
his head and a place to bring up his
family. But here it is apparent that
$700 to $1000 an acre is the minimum
at which a man- can hope to buy.
Such prices mean that the whole of
the savings of the family goes into the
lot, leaving nothing for the house or
for the care of the family In case of
Residence a Condition
The plan Mr. Osorio favors is that
the government shall place on the
market a considerable tract of land,
cut up into small house lots, to sell for
a nominal figure. Upon tenure of
these holdings, conditions of residence
somewhat similar to those now in force
for homesteaders can be imposed. It
might even be provided that to acquire
title absolutely the family should live
on the land for 10 years.. "The point
is," said Mr. Osorio, "we must provide
opportunity for families to be brought
up. In 10 years the ordinary family is
well rooted and the second generation
well on the way to becoming a real
part of the body politic The condition
could be such as to make speculation
impossible, but give a chance for
Mr. Osorio points out that much has
been said and written about Ameri
canizing this country. . The first prac
tical step toward such an end, he be
lieves, is to make it possible for citi
zens to acquire land enough for a
home, so a man may form home ties.
"For the' people of my own blood,1
said he; "it makes me very sad and
worried to see the way they are leav
ing this country. Yet I know very well
that, they don't go because they are
dissatisfied with the country or the
climate, but because as things are, it
(8 impossible for most of them to own
a home. Most of those who are leaving
are men who have been able to acquire
a homesite within their means in Cali
fornia or elsewhere. They will continue
to go until that condition is remedied
Others will follow their lead, and the
ultimate result will be that the Orien
tal population, already alarmingly
large, will become so disproportionate
ly large that there will be no chance
for citizens at all."
Only Answer to Problem
The only answer to the problem as
Mr. Osorio sees it is for the govern
ment to make it possible for the man
of small means to acquire land at a
figure within his income.
The acreage is not especially impor
tant, provided it be as much as a' sin
gle acre; neither does he believe that
the conditions of tenure and the re
quirements for "proving up" are par
ticularly material; but unless Hawaii
awakes to the conditions she now
faces and takes immediate steps to
remedy them, within a very few years
the citizen population will be practi
cally negligible and all for the in
ability of the citizens to acqiure a
smail patch of land upon which to
erect their own rooftrees.
GOVERNOR A8K8 SURVEY
OF ISLAND WATERS
Governor Charles J. McCarthy has
announced that in his message to the
territorial legislature at its special
November that he will urge the pas
sage of a concurient resolution ad
dressed to Congress and asking the
cooperation of the Federal government
in completing the charting of island
Governor McCarthy called attention
to the inadequate charting of Hawaiian
waters at the time of the narrowly
averted tragedy of the Annie E., when
the transport Madawaska failed to go
to the help of the schooner, although
news of its plight was sent by wireless
to Honolulu. The Governor said then
that the Madawaska's action might
have been due to the fear of uncharted
i This matter was the subject of dis
cussion at the sessions of the first Pan
Pacific Sclcntifis congress, and It is
believed that facts then brought out
will have influence with Congress
when its attention is called to the need
of a completing chart of island waters.
R. D. MEAD PLANS WASHINGTON
TRIP ON 8UGAR BUSINE8S
On special business for the Hawaii
an Sugar Planters' Association, the
nature of which the officers are not
ready to divulge, Royal D. Mead, sec
retary of the association, will make a
trip to Washington, D. C, probably In
October says the Advertiser.
"That I am making a trip to Wash
ington for the planters' association is
true," said Mead Wednesday, "but I
am not at liberty to give out any in
formation on the nature of my mission,
nor how long I will remain away. I
would prefer that any details be ob
tained from officers of the association."
'Mr. Mead is not to succeed Mr.
Ballou," said Mr. Dowsett. "Mr. Bal
lou will leave for the mainland short
ly, and Mr. Mead will follow him.
Complete plans for his trip have not
E. Paxon Bishop declined to give
any details as to Mead's mission. He
said also that plans for the trip had
not been made and he was unable to
say how long the secretary would re
HAWAII NOT AFFECTED
BY RATE RAISE, SAY
LOCAL SHIPPING MEN
No further increaso in passenger or
freight rates between Honolulu and
Inter-island ports, or between Hono
lulu and San Francisco, is likely be
cause of the permission granted by
the shipping board to shipping lines
to increase their rates, Honolulu
steamship agency officials state, ac
cording to the Star-Bulletin.
John H. Drew, manager of Castle &
Cooke's steamship department,, the
local Matson agency, said the Matson
Navigation Co. has made no applica
tion to the board for any further in
crease lu either the passenger or
freight traffic between Honolulu and
the coast. He said he believes the
increase is to enable coastwise steam
ship lines running between Seattle,
San Francisco and San Pedro to raise
their rates and avoid a deficit. The
Pacific Steamship Co. recently filed a
report of a deficit of $280,000 for the
year, although a business of more
than $4,000,000 was transacted during
the 12 months.
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6x9 feet 7.20 9x15 feet 14.40
27 inch runners 68c the yard. 36 inch runners 80c the
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HONOLULU AND HILO
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IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Builders' Hardware Crockery Glassware Silverware
Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle Firearms Ammunition
Safes Refrigerators Spark Plugji Flashlights
Paints Varnishes Brushes Oils Greases
Harness Saddlery Roofing Trunks Suit Cases
etc. . ate.
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Shoes Toilet Supplies Stationery etc. etc.
Writers of Fire, Marine, Compensation, Automobile and Miscellaneous
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steamship Line.
Upon application information will be cheerfully furnished in regard to
any of our lines In which you may be interested.
"The increases granted do not apply
to the Islands," said C. Percy Morse,
assistant manager o fthe Inter-Island
Steam Navigation Co., this morning.
"I believe they will apply only to
purely coastwise lines on the Pacific
coast, which have been running behind
because of increased operating ex
penses, with which the revenues fall
ad to keep up."
The shipping board, according to
dispatches, granted authorization for
shipping lines to increase their freight
rates from 20 to 40 per cent and pas
senger charges from 20 to 334 per
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