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EVgWINQ BULLETIN, HONOLULU. T, !!., MONDAY, JAN. 11, 1909.
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POI IS PRAISED BY
Official Recognition Is
Jnpnncso Consul General S. Uyeno
ato pol last Saturday afternoon nt the
Hawaiian luau, Riven In honor of the
hoiisowarmlng of tho Knllhl Manual
school. That was tho first time that
ho had eaten pol, and It was fortunnto
for lilm that ho ate, not tho ordinary
I'ol, but tho pol lehua. Tho Consul
Gencrat also ato tho pig, and other
things cooked In Hawaiian style.
"I tell you," said tho Consul to a
Hullo tin reported, "tho pol Is all
right. It has a good tasto and Is good
for digestion. I enjoyed It very much.
Tlio only difficulty I round wns, how
to hold It and transfer It to my mouth.
With tho help of my finger, I ato tho
pot, the samo as tho other guests. Of
course tho waitresses offered mo
spoon, fork and knlfo, but I refused to
uso thorn because I wanted to famil
iarize, myself with tho Huwallan moth
of eating. President Robinson, who
sat ato tho head of tho table, Bhowcd
mo how to tacklo tho Hawaiian edibles
and delicacies. It was certainly u del
icate affair for mo to uso my natural
spoon and fork, namely tho finger. Hut
I nm glad that I have had my first ex
perience of tho Hawaiian luau.
"When I wns seated, I looked around
for spoon, fork and xnlfcj thcro I
failed lo sec. Next I looked around
for "liaohl" of chop-sticks, but this,
also. I could not find. I then rcincin.
bcicd that tho Huwnllans cat their
incuts' without spoons and other things.
I saw that others commenced to cat
without Simons, forkn mid knives. 1
followed their way, helping myself to
the delicacies placed beforo mo. Tho
pig, salmon, fish and other things
wrnpied and cooked in tl-lenvcs were
good eating Tho kulnlo and sweet
potatoes, sweetened with rocoanut
milk, wcro splendid refreshments. Tho
wholo thing was certnlnly a great sue
cess and I nm glad that t hnvu been
to a llawnllnn Itiuii."
WHAT FREAR SAID
(Continued from Pace 1)
really extending to all classes of tho
Governor Frenr Yes.
Senator Milton I nm pretty fa
miliar with, tho matfer. Wo havo
lower classes In tho South, and they
acqulro tho habit very rapidly.
Tho Chairman Tho opium habit?
Senator Milton Cocaine, opium,
or any form of drug llko that.
Tho Chairman I pass over tho
bill (S. r,Ki7) to confirm to tho Wo
liluwn Wntcr Company, of Hawaii,
tho right of way for Irrigation pur
poses, becauso Hint Is Included In tho
recommendation of tho Committee on
Military Affairs In the omnibus bill
which wns passed at the last ses
sion by tho Scnato and Is now on the
Speaker's tabto awultlng uctlon.
Governor I-'reur Very well.
Hawaiian Land Laws
Tho Chnlrmnii Governor, I call
our attention now to tho bill (S.
709li), to amend nn act entitled "An
act to provldo a government for tho
Territory of Hawaii," approved April
30, 1900, which was introduced yes
terday In tho Senate by Senator
I'll nt. I wish )nu would explain to
tho committee tho necessity for this
legislation, If there bo any necessity,
mid whether tho bill Is In n satisfac
tory form as It now stands.
Governor Krour It Is a bill to
ainend cloven sections and repcul one
section of tho organic act of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii. The part that Is
of greatest Importance and most
pressing necessity Is that which
amends tho land laws of the Terri
tory, but there aro a number of oth
er amendments. It Is thought host
to Incorporate in the bill nil tho im
portant amendments which tho cx
pcrionca now of eight years under
tho organic act lias shown to bo de
sirable, so that wo need not for somo
tlmo to come, It Is hoped, ask Con
grcsH to further amend tho act.
Tho Chairman Which Is tho sec
tion to which you refer as the moit
Govornor Frcar Section B, begin
ning on pago 3 of tho bill.
Tho Chairman Amending sec
tion 73 of the organic net?
Govornor Frcar Yes. Tho land
laws of Hawaii were taken largely
from tho Now Zealand land laws.
Thoy oro somewhat lengthy and com
plicated, and It was thought best to
umonil thorn by a short provision llko
this rather than attempt to go over
tho wholo ground. There has been a
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feeling for n long time In Hawaii
that tho laws nrc In many respects
not adapted to present conditions.
The people have found out how to
evade the laws and endeavor to get
lands largely for purposes of specu
lation nnd Investment
The Chairman State In a general
wny what your land sjstcm Is.
Governor Frcar In general thcro
aro four specific methods by which
land may be taken In Hawaii for
homestead purposes. First, tho
homestead lease, by which a person
may acqulro for 999 )carg n small
area of land which can not bo alien
ated but will descend to his heirs.
Ho obtains this free of charge ox
ccpt a small fee.
Tho Chairman What do )ou
mean by a small area?
Governor Frcar It varies. For In
Instnncc, If It Is wet land the area Is
limited to 1 acre, if It Is agricul
tural land of the first class It Is lim
ited to 8 acres and of tho second class
to 1C acres, and If It li pasturo land
to a larger area. This wag Intended
principally for the Hawallans who,
ns a rule, can not mako uso of a
largo area, and who In general aro
poor, and who aro very much Inclin
ed, If they havo tho land in fco sim
ple unqualifiedly, to mortgago It nnd
mako no provision for paying off tho
mortgage, with the consequence that
they nro apt to lose the land by fore
closure. This method gives them the
land for nine hundred and ninety-
nine years ns long as they nnd thcli
descendants live upon It; but they
can not alienate It In nny wny by
mortgage or otherwise.
Scnntor Milton If n person mort
gago It or If his descendants move
off tho land does It rocrt to tho Government?
Governor Krcar Yes.
Tho Chairman That Is ono clas3.
Governor Frcar Then, secondly,
thcro Is tho right nt purchase lease,
by which a person mny obtain a lar
ger area, varying with tho class of
land, under n twentj-ono year lease,
with the condition that he shall ro-
side on tho land flora tho end of tho
first to tho end of the fifth year anil
shall cultivate 10 per cent, of tho
land nnd pay 8 per cent, nnnually
upon tho npprnlsed nluo of the land,
with tho privilege nt any tlmo after
thrco years (provided be has reduced
2G per cent, of It to cultivation nnd
resided on It two cars nnd paid for
it) of obtaining a patent for tho
This Is very well adapted to cer
tain classos of takers and to certain
clnbscH of land nnd tins been tho
principal method by which land has
been taken up by tho American and
Portuguese elements of the popula
tion. Hut tho 'conditions are alto
gether too lax. For Instance, ono
mny obtain his patent by residing al
most nominally on tho land, under n
recent decision of tho territorial su
premo court, that Is, without having
a teal bona Ada residence, and by cul
tivating, hay, 25 per cent of the land
for only a wcok, and then ho mny
sublease it, which "means that he can
get sufilclcnt by'rentlng out tho land
to pay for It, nnd perhaps he can
havo others do nil the cultivating.
Of course, that has Induced a great
deal of speculation and repeating.
Ono man, I nm Informed, Is now on
the sixth lot within twico that num
ber of years.
Then, thirdly, thcro 1b tho cash
freehold agreement. This Is much
like the right of purchase lcaso ox
(.eptlng that payment must bo made
In four annual Installments, the first
nt tho tlmo of tho sale and tho laBt
al tho end of thrco years. In this
cuso tho land Is sold at public auc
tion and goes to the highest bidder.
Tho Chnlrmnii Is thcro any lim
itation us to tho amount that may
le bold In that case?
Uovcrnor Kreur Yes; tho samo ns
In tho case of a right of purchaso
liaso. It Is 100' acres of first-clabs
agricultural land, and so on.
Then, fourthly, there Is the settle
ment association, by which a group
of six or more persons may take up
lands under either tho right of pur
chase leaso nr the cosh freehold re
ferred to, without any competition.
These persons havo a preference
right, tho object being to afford an
Incentive to groups of Americans to
como from the mainland by enabling
them to scttlo on ndjolnlng lots so
that thoy can form a community by
themselves nnd not bo scattered
nmong various otlior classes of pco
plo. Tho Chairman How much can
Govornor Frcar The area Is tho
same us under tho right of purchase
lcaso and the cash frchold.
Tho Chairman Tho aggregato Is
then, of course, limited by tho mini
bor In tho group?
Governor 1'rcnr Ily tho number
of persons In tho community. This
has not fulfilled Its purpose, but has
bcon the mothod by which tho great
est abuses havo bcon practiced.
Tho Chairman Let mo ask you
what quantity of land the Govern
ment now owns?
Govornor Frenr Ono million six
hundred nnd seventy-six thousand
seven hundred and 11 vo acres,
Tho Chairman I was not expect
ing Mich an accurato answer. Has
thoro beon much government land dla
posed of by tho Government during
the Inst eight years, since wo assum
ed jurisdiction thcro?
Governor Frenr Considerable.
YOUNG BLOODS LOSE
IN GAMBLING GAME
Coast Professional Runs
Regular Game With
Tho report of the doings of a pro
fessional gambler, who has been
fleecing many of tho young bloods of
tho city, Is creating much Interest,
especially owing tu the fact thnl
ninny of tho victims nro emplojcd
In banks and other prominent Insti
tutions, The game Is in every wny
a professional one, and that the
stakes played for must be high Is In
dicated by the slzo of the losses of
somo of tho players.
The conductor of the game Is a
young man who came from the Coast
about a year ago and was employed
In a local store. Soon, however, he
abandoned hard graft for tho easier
nrlcty, and Instituted a little game
In Walklkl, where ho has since held
forth, although ha has from time to
timo shifted his position. At one
time a well-known young man was
living with him, but he gave up the
joint housekeeping when he saw tho
turn things were taking.
It appears that tho professional
gentleman wns In the habit of Invit
ing young men who ho thought look,
od promising to his place for a quiet
game, the samo being generally dis
astrous to tho guest, although In ono
case n young clerk cleaned up $72 In
one evening, nnd hud the senso to let
this bo the first nnd Inst occasion on
which ho graced that green tabic
with his presence. Others, however,
met with different luck. Ono very
well-known joung man about town
tort about $600, while another esti
mates his losses nt about half that
The gnmo differs from tho orillnnry
private games In that it Is conduct
ed with n "kitty" for tho benefit of
the house, although tho proprietor
often takes a hand In the games him
self ns well. Liquids nnd light re
freshments nro furnished from the
proceeds of tho kitty, tho nvcrngo
not dally Income from which has
been estimated at from ten lo fifteen
dollars a day.
WORK OF GOVERNOR
(Continued from Page 1)
than 10 acres or $5000 In value shnll
bo brought about without thCdnVrbv"
al of a Hoard selected Tiy tho ICglsbi
turo. This reflects tho spirit of the
Republican nnd tho principle of tho
Democratic platforms. It will also
limit tho laud exchange power to con
With regard to the removal of pub
lie officers, tho Governor has Inserted
a clauso giving them the right to be
heard beforo they arc removed. Tho
proposed exchange or Honolulu Halo
for Highland Park has also been tak
en up to somo extent.
Tho Governor states that Mcllrldu
will probably return on tho I.urllne.
Ho says that tho prospects aro good
for tho passago of tho bill providing
for a second Federal Judgo hero.
Tho bill refunding to tho Territory
tho sum of 123,000 spent on lighthouses
has passed tho House, ami will prob
ably soon pass tho Senate.
Tho Oovcrnor states that It was
found useless to Introduce the Immi
gration Dill nt this session. Ho says,
howoicr, that ho Is trying to get tho
Immigration Commission to conic
hero, and mako an Investigation of af
fairs. Tho action of tho commercial unities
In cnbllng to others than tho I)elcgao
Is commented on by tho Governor, who
says Hint It was bad tactics and nrob
nbly Injured tho cnuso of the Immlgrn
tlon and tho Coastwise laws. Tho
Coastwise bill was referred back to
(ho Commlttco beforo tho notice of tho
now uctlon hero reached Washington,
"Hud you no higher ambition In life
than picking pockets?" asked tho ls
Itor nt tho prison.
"No, ma am," answered coin let
4im, "I novor had no hankorln' t' bo
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Under this act, which was enacted
In 189S, thcro have bcon disposed
of 1840 homesteads,
The Chulrmun Do you mean
Oovcrnor Orcnr ISUhtcon hun
dred nnd nlnoty-flvo. Thoso laws
were enacted by the Hcpubllc of Ha
waii and continued In forco by uct
of ConKress In the organic net of the
Territory, the Joint lesulutlon of an
nexation liHVlnR provided that tho
general land laws of tho United
States should not apply to Hawaii,
but that CYinRrenK should lerclslnto
specially on tho r.ubjcct.
(To Be Continued.)
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