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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU. T. H., MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 1009,
rllt ai WEEKLY Published by BULIETUJ PUBUSHINO CO., LTD.
j' At 120 King Btreet, Homolnln, Territory of Hawaii.
Mly.crety day except Sunday. Weekly tuned on Taesday of Mek week.
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Tod should have better meant of
communication with the mainland,
ana you are going to obtain it noti
by .the suspension of the coastwise
shipping laws, but by the develop
ment of .a merchant marine which
wjjjr" carry our mail, our passengers,
ow commerce, and, last but not
least, our flag; teaching an advanc
ed 'civilisation and a broader andi
sore enlightened humanitarianism,
wherever that flag may be teen. You
are going to get this merchant ma
rine',! which will be in the shape of
a mail subsidy, because the Presi
dent of the United States, the broad-1
minded, patriotic William Howard!
Taft, hat said so; the Speaker of the
House, the Hon. Joseph 0. Cannon,'
it in favor of it; the party in power
ha been entrusted with the duty of
legislating in favor of it, and, above
all things, the American people de
mand it; and the will of the Ameri
can people 's always supreme, as
soon as1 their will is known. Con
It's pleasant to see the Stock Ex
change showing new signs ot life.
The Investors would be dead indeed
should they fall to respond to the
"Honolulu will be a great city."
This prediction Is heard from every
expert visiting the city. How long
must-the people be told this before
they will tackle their Dig future In
Philadelphia .and Detroit are mak
Inc such a closa finish in the baso-
ball series that the President finds
himself not the first to attract atten
tion when the average cltiien takes
up (nls evening paper.
The.,nian who says that Honolulu
wiU'have a population ot 200,000
people within the next ten ears Is
one who judges n sure thing In a
most' conservative manner. There
can be no other result.
Phewl If the Congressmen called
It ttrenuou's what are we to say of
the local people who kept both Con
gresimen, Commissioners and the
fleet going? Hut we're mighty glad
they came, just the same.
.-'' lit . i . . .,
President Taft has so frequently
declared America's friendship for
Japan that even the Ignorant Jap
ones Should begin to realize that It
is indeed true, and therefore retrain
front any (acts that might lead to
the wiihdrawol ot any measure of
that kindly feeling.
If the American ship owners do
not step to the front now and take
care of the Increasing trade between
this port And the mainland they will
deserve all they got from foreigners.
The Steamship operators have now
at their, disposal the greatest of all
subsidies New Business.
. Mr. Lelgbton's proposal that the
.waters ot "the other side" ot the Is
land should be brought Into use for
Jhls side is one that has long been
advocated by far-seeing business
men of 'Honolulu. It usually needs
a declaration from an outsider to
make Honolulu seriously take no
All Honolulu joins in cheers for
; the strikebreakers. They have done
M cood work1. AnA thn mnnnv thnv hnve
W put In circulation has brought more
comfort and more happiness to more
nones tnan an tne dividends report
ed on the Stock Exchange. Moral
Emjploy. available cltlten labor and
everyone will prosper.
Ban Francisco Shrlners are to
charter ,a special steamer for their
trip to Honolulu. Since there are
mora unattaohed tourists than Shrln
Vers':ahxlous to come this way the
! coming winter, why don't some of
f the" steamship lines that carry the
freight charter an additional steam
ship to handle the passengers?
m,m iimi . .1 j .
Three hundred years ago, today
Ibnry Hudson arrived at the navi
gable headwaters of the Hudson riv
er. That's; why they are celebrating
la New York. Dut Honolulu people
Will mil need 'to wait three hundred
L" years before they celebrate a devel-
rtf SU Montnt , f) .Bo
Per VHt, ufwhcit in U I.oo
Pel Year anjnhtrttn Cinxlt... I. Bo
WrYcnt (xKtp&ld, loititn a.oo
optnent ns remarkable os that which
has taken place, along the Hudson.
Doth the Matson Navigation Co.
and the American-Hawaiian Steam
(hip Companies hmc chartered a
special steamer to take care of the
freight between Hawaii and the
mainland during the past season.
Now that passengers are demand
ing accommodations, is there any
good reason why one or both of these
lines Bhould not charter a special
steamer to relieve the congestion ot
Mr. Lelghton sas It would be
well It public policy could be "defi
nitely enunciated, fixed and popu
larly approved." It would appear
from this that Mr. Lelghton hai
been here long enough to learn that
one of the most difficult things for
the people to obtain from the execu
tive of Hawaii Is a public policy so
"definitely enunciated" that anyone
can depend on It for a week. There
Is nlwas the hedging qualification.
And we have also to remember that
no one yet knows the "policy" under
which the valuable public lands of
Kapaa are being handled.
ANOTHER STEAMER NEEDED.
Managers ot the Matson Naviga
tion Company will show their good
faith and their determination to
meet the demands ot the increasing
business between this port and the
Pacific Coast If they signalize the
successful launching ot their first
passenger vessel by duplicating the
order for another, as large at least,
and possibly larger.
It Is absolutely necessary for
some one ot the transportation com
panies to step forward and prove
that It means to reciprocate, and
the Matson line appears to be the
only one in these times that, while
having the freight business to sus
tain good ships, can be depended
upon to recognize the Increasing pas
As a matter of fact, It will be to
the everlasting credit of the Ameri
can transportation managers If one
St moie of the operators will step
to the front and iharter one ot the
Coast steamers for special service
thlB winter In order that the addi
tional tourist business that Is now
offering may be accommodated.
Aside from the Immediate demand,
It Is clear that the Increasing traf
fic will not only keep the steamer
Wirhelmlna well filled as soon as
she Is put on the route, but an addi
tional passenger and freight steamer
will be needed. as soon as it can be
constructed. Seattle trade has to be
It Is therefore merely a question
of whether the line In which the
largest amount of local capital and
local enterprise Is enlisted will
shoulder the responsibility and ac
cept the opportunity that Is pre
Here Is a field for profitable In
vestment that solves our transpor
tation problem In the right way
The business Is offering. The
freights are already In evidence.
Passengers must be accommodated.
The ways, the means, the ma'erlnl
things on which a great transporta
tion line Is built up are right here,
now. Absolute protection is given
through the coastwise shipping laws,
and It Is up to the Americans In the
transportation business to make
Traffic between this port and San
Francisco, Seattle and probably Lor
Angeles will grow by leaps and
bounds. We have been predicting
It for months, while the pessimists
have knocked and asked for foreign
The traffic of this summer, both In
freight and passengers, has proved
the optimist to have been more thnn
correct In his view. The summer
business bfotweeh Hawaii and the
mainland has been equal to that ot
any previous winter. This meant
that the winter will be the greatest
this Territory liaa ever known. Heat
ot all, the growth will continue.
A word to the wise American
iteamshlp operators should bo suffi
cient. The money and the business
are mailable; what more do they
Houses for Rent
Fort St 2B.R.
Union & Garden Lane.3 B. R.
Pawaa ft Young St..4B.R.
Elm and Birch Sts..3B.R.
Kinau and Alapai Sts.2B.R.
Waialae Rood 2B.R.
1111 Kinau St. 3B.R.
1245 Lunalilo St....3B.R.
725 Kinau St 3B.R.
Hanoa Valley 3B.R.
110 Bates St 2B.R.
Elsie ave ft Young SU B. R.
1288 Beretania St...SB.R.
Magazine & Spencer. 2 B. R.
Elsie Av.'ft Young St.SB.R.
1257 Kinau St. .
1475 Thurston .
2039 Nuuanu St.
Two Vessels of Oriental
Company Off Port
Two of the fleet of the.Tojo Klscn
Kalsha were oft port this morning,
the Chlyo Maru and Hongkong Ma
ru, the former docking at the Hack
feld wharf at 8:30. The new ar
rangements made by the Pacific Mall
whereby all its boats remain in Ho
nolulu for 24 hours has been dupli
cated by the Oriental line, and tho
Chlyo will not leave until tomorrow
at 9 a. m.
The Chljo carried 3C8 sacks of
mall, the accumulation of six days.
and Is taking 110 first-class passen
gers through. There are 39 second
class and 122 steerage passengers on
The trip over Is reported to havo
Captain Ynbe, harbor master nt
Yokohama, Is returning on her, aft
er having made tho trip to the coast
on her last vojage down.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Wood will
leave on her to commence their Ori
ental Itinerary at Yokohama, and
the plans that tbey have laid out
will be closely adhered to with the
exception that the trip to New Zea
land will probably left out. They
will remain about four months, but
the exact time depends on their
steamer connections In Australia
The Hongkong Maru, returning
from her South American trip, did
not enter tho port, as the Chlyo, a
faster boat, will take the mall west,
and the other has no freight for Ho
nolulu. She left Valparaiso on Aug.
11, and Manzanlllo, the last previ
ous to this, on the 10th Inst. Capt.
Smith, her skipper, Is under n $500
bond to appear before the United
States CommUsloner to answer to a
charge of allowing three Chinamen
For sale in College Hills A very
desirable home, located near the car
line, on, high ground, commanding
a splendid view of Hanoa Valley.
Size of lot 100x160. House consists
of living room, dining room, break
fast room, two bedrooms, kitchen,
bath, servants' quarters, etc. New.
ly painted inside and out and mod
ern in every particular. Price
$4,800.00, cash or easy payments.
( Cor. Fort and
will please note that
THE ALEXANDER Y0UNQ'
Hotel Street corner of the
Young Hotel Building.
From 6 a.m.
to 11.30 p.m.
i Use it in
I to escape whllo last here. On his
, last trip through he had C18 Orl-
cntuls to take care of."
LEIOHTON UROES A DEOI-'
NITE LAND POLICY.
'Continued from Pasta l
that the proposal of Mr. Campbell met
with tho full approal of tho duector
of tho geological survey and that lie.
jwas detailed .to make an examination
of the Isjands as to the measurement
and conservation of scrvlco waters.
! Mr. Lelghton continues:
I "The character of surface run off In
tho Territory of Hawaii differs 111
'many Important respects from thut
on the mainland.
I "In the following paragraphs there
will bo discussed prob'ems of water
supply that appear to be of the great
est Importance within tho Tenllory
and which therefore should receive
J preference In establishing tho work.
These expressions are based on the
'general principle that lands in Gov
ernment owtiorshlp, and especially
j those with great undeveloped water
supply possibilities, should receive
'consideration before lands In prlvalo
Furnished cottages at Punahou,
Beretania st. rnd Waikiki Beach.
Unfurnished homes in all sections of
Just arrived, a fine new
stock of the famous
among which are
many new patterns of this
years' creation Your inspec-"
tion is invited.
H. F. Wichman
& Co.. Ltd.,
ownership with a considerable water
supply iloelopment already Installed
upon them. This principle, howoor.
Is by no means fixed, nnd It Is con
ceivable that thcro may bo local or
r.cneral interests bo Importnnt its to
warrant tho selection of nrcas In pri
vate ownership, for Invc&tlKiitlon, In
preferenco to gocrnmcnl holdings."
Of Great Importance.
Referring to the bastri at Walmea,
Knual, Mr. Lelghton says:
"This Is tho most Important bource
of water supply that tho undersigned
has seen In Ills reconnaissance of (ho
Territory. Moreover, It is nil In gov
ernment ownership, the lcaso expir
ing In 1919. In tho basin of Walmea
river are located large areas of swam),
land situated at a considerable eleva
tion, forming a great, slow-spllllng
catchment Hint gives n marked uni
formity of discharge to tho sticauis
draining therefrom, llelow tills snump
land area along tho tributaries that
enter the Walmea river from the east,
thero aro apparently many i user oil
tltcs of largo aggregate, though of
tmall Individual capacity. To the
west of Walmea can) on there lies a.
great tract of land now Itnowu nt tho
Walawa Ranch, nppafently of great
fertility, requiring only a suitable wat
er supply to make It producllc. Hero
Is presented tho best Irrigation pro
ject jet undeveloped In Hie Torrlloiy.
It Is understood that tho sugar planta
tlons Inc Hided In Kpknha and Wal
mea ore now well supplied with wutcr
and therefore all that can bo lecov
crcd In Walmea busln oer nud nlimo
that already preempted for theso plan
tations will be awillnhlo for tho Iril
gallon of lands to tho west of the can
yon. Need Of Policy.
"The attention of the Territory nnd
all of the citizens thereof should be
fixed upon this particular area, for It
offers nn unexampled opportunity, for
the exorclbe of good public ailmlnlstia
tlon In land matters, and a demonstra
tion ot tho fact thut the conservation
of public rccomces Is not an empty
phrase. It would bo well If public pol
lev in thlso case could bo dtflnltely
enunciated, fixed and popularly jii-
pioved at an early data so that all
doubt concerning tho iilllmnto dispo
sition of these lands would bo re
moved. Irrespective of tho nttltmlo of
the Tcrrltoilal administration that
may bo In power when tho present
"A Great City."
In dealing Willi tho water supplies
of Ouhu, I-elghton sas:
"All the streams running westward
from tho Pall from.Wnloniao and Un
law a should, bo thoroughly studied es
pecially those nearest Honolulu. Tho
question of the future water supply
lor the great city that must eventually
grow up here Is bound to bo of the
first magnitude. Whllo the supplies
at presont at hand or In process ot
development will, undoubtedly sufflco
for a short period, It should bo under
stood by eerjone that tho capacity
must Increase constantly with the
growth of the city. All posstblo
sources should be studied now and a
definite policy of enlargment of supply
adopted as has been dono In many of
the mainland cities. It Is only by
such foreslghted measures that any
city can hope to keep pace with Us
growth, without being obliged to pay
a greater pilco than Is necessary. Tho
Fourcca of all future water supply for
tho city of Honolulu Bhould bo deter
mined as soon as possible and all
proper reservations and purchases ot
necessary properties could bo maUo
Theo. H. Davies & Co.,
Let us show you 250
kinds of iron bsds at
specially reduced prices
during the next few days
J. Hopp & Co.,
King Street, near Alakea
In advance of the iictinl need thereof."
"The piiclpltallon records main
tained within the Territory, wlillo ex-
'tremely useful In studjlng tho rainfall
in ceitalu low-l)lng parts nro pructlc-
j ally without nltio In determining
Epi'clllc.illy'the contributions that tho
'BOcrnl vallcjH recelvo from the
clouds. Kecords In crucial pouts, and
these nre. as a rule, n the iiioiitilalns
lund ulong the high slopes, nro con
'tplcuously aosiut. Tip) data that the
Weather llureau linn so far been nblo I
to collect mo li.udly sufficient for nil
Intelligent generalization. TIiIhIh ditu
to (lie fnct'thnt tho places Hint rccolwi
tho greatest inlnfiill nnd tho nrcas that
nro most Important as collectors of
water supply are usually uninhabited.
It Is thoreforo imiiosslblo to pecuro
nttendunco upon rain gauges without
greater exponso than tho Weather
llureau has been able to sustain.
"Inasmuch as all water supply Is
derived from precipitation, tho meas
urement of rainfall throughout the
Territory Is a recognized necessity. It
hhnll therefore bo the duty of nil engi
neers in the employ of tho Water Re
sources branch to cooperate fully with
tho United States Weather Bureau
nnd with voluntary observers In such
measurements, to study the needs for
tho establishment of rain gauges nt
critical points and to fully report
thereon; nlso, to encourngo cither
through tho engineer In Chnrge or by
direct representation to parties favor
ably situated, the. establishment of
such gauges. It shall further bo con
fldercd a legitimate expenditure of
the appropriation for Wntcr Rcsourcer
investigation to establish and main
tain rain gauges nt points nt which
no pther agency can be Induced to
malntnln tho samo nnd which aro of
critical Importanco In nny lnestlga
tlon that is being prosecuted. The
gages so established hhould be set
over a sultublo reservoir of metal or
The Arnold Knit
Diaper is elastic, yield
ing, very absorbent
and washes easily. It
fits snuclv at the
waist and is large and
roomy at the seat.
Sizes 18, 20, 22 and
Price $2.75 to $4.00
1 jl r frh
thread, lock stitch,
The biggest value
concrete, bo that tho precipitation
caught by the gauge may bo stored
within and measured at any time. This
will olnl.ite tho necisulty for dally nt
tendance upon the Instrument and no
lose of actual rainfall tecoid will ho
Mistalncd If tho measurement Is made
only once each month or each ipiartn.
Tho important point In tho piosent
fctudles is not so much tho dall) dis
tribution of rainfall but rather the
total ralnfntl In each drnlungo basin
and Its seasonal distribution. Under
such nn arrangement, gauges can bo
Installed at high points, dllllcult of nr
cess, and op uited with satisfaction."
Governor Trenr with Senator Dil
lingham,, Piofvosnr Miller nnd Sec
retary Wheeler of tho Iinmlur-.itlim
Commission, spent fully two houis
on saiuruay unci noon, September
11, nt the offlco of I.ond Agent
Oeorgo Williams, Hllo, discussing
lnnd matters and giving nn oppor
tunity to those who so desired to
meet the commission. Hepiesentatho
Affonso. T. J, Iljnu, Curl Smith nnd
W. O. Aiken of Maul were thero at
dlfieient times. II) nn presented his
nrguemnts on land matter conditions
nnd lmmlgiutlon. Mr. Aiken dis
cussed the homcstcadlng colonics on
Maul among the Chinese. .Timnnxsn
and Portuguese, his preference being
rnmer ror tho Chinese ns getting
bettor rtsults besides Internum-) Ing
with the liawallans. Ah lntniiiw
of success among the Japanese, Carl
nmiiu spoito or His ronncr clerk a
ginduale of the High School, who Is
now ot Stanford Unhcrsltq, also ot
the boy's sister who Is stenographer
In the ottoiiio's office.
RepiescntntUe Affonso said that
nt one time, ho fiiorcd tho applica
tion of the genornl lund laws of tho
United States to Hawiill but had slnco
hanged his mind nnd wonted tho
Hnwallnn Legislature to bo In con
tiol of the lornl situation.
Agent Williams made the sugges
lon that ten per cent of the cus
toms locnuo collected In tho Tcirl
tory bo used for tho establishment ot
ixpeilinontnl stntlons nt points oth
ir than Honolulu. Tho cllmato nnd
roll wore entirely different on this
Island nnd no attention was paid to
ho tioubles and difficulties of tho30
who were engaged in agriculture
hero. As proof of a good result in
ho nno liiBtuiuo where the experi
ment station lind divided Its ntten
Mon here, !'o mentioned tho success
lth ti.b.um in ll.mial.im nud Komi.
Tuwull Hot aid.
"Foi- ai- carna i Bulletin.