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The Honolulu times. (Honolulu [Hawaii) 1902-1911, November 01, 1902, Image 6

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record in the amount of money
paid and in the number of persons
in line. The estimated total receipts
for the day reached $9,700,-000.
When the windows were opened
more than 2,000 property owners
were in line.
The largest single payment was
from the Vanderbilts and New
York Central. This came in the
form of one check for $800,000
The Astor estate paid in $350,000.
An unexpected payment was
made by the New Amsterdam Gas
Company on its assessments for
the franchise tax. Corporations
thus far have refused to pay this
tax on the ground that it is unconstitutional.
Albert Horner was called at the
suggestion of Col. Parker to talk
of coffee. He said his family grew
cane after having tried diversified
agriculture and giving it up. He
read a memorial giving the experiences
of the Homers with agriculture.
He told of trying barley
and oats, which grew well for a
short time, but were eaten up by
worms. He then said that during
20 years all kinds' of grain wer
tried from 1200. feet up, and always
met with failure. In potatoes
there was usually one crop in
three years. He said there must be
some enemy found for the insect
pests. The first crop was usually
good, but subsequently the pests
came in. As to coffee, the family
had increased its area until there
was about 400 acres of trees. The
last account sales showed $95 for
1000 pounds, while the cost of producing
it was $105.25 for 1000
pounds. This he said meant ruin
and the plantation's trees would
not be cultivated any more. Many
small planters had abandoned their
fields and sought work upon sugar
plantations. He said there was
approximately 200,000 acres here
suitable for coffee, but there would
have to be some protection. He
said if this acreage was settled the
islands would become a paradise
indeed. If a tariff could not be
had he thought a bounty of four
cents a pound would start .the plantations.
He said the coffee had
been exhibited and won prizes and
he thought the coffee had been put
before the people properly but no
great efforts had been made owing
to low prices. Senator Burton
said he thought with proper efforts
there could be found people
to buy the coffee at a high price
because of its purity.
Mr. Horner favored Chinese
labor for field work and said this
would help skilled labor. He
thought there should be restriction
to field labor for short periods and
that, this was the general feeling.
He said he did not think white
people would work in cane fields
and that few natives worked in
Col. Parker was asked about
being engaged in the cattle raising
business and raised a laugh by
asking if an assessor was about.
The questioning took the form of
an inquiry into sheep raising, and
Col. Parker said about 100,000
sheep were on all islands. In Honolulu
the consumption was 20,000
carcasses a year. The islands do
not raise sufficient meat for consumption
and much must be imported
from San Francisco.
W. S. Terry, a coffee miller for
six years past, said he was one of
the first coffee planters of the last
boom. He said the coffee industry
had been declining and he now
bought better coffee for six cents
than he formerly bought for 18
A teacher in the Dallas County
public schools recently received the
following letter.
Sir Will you in the future give
my son easier some to do at nites?
This is what he's brought hoam
two or three nites back: "If fore
gallins of bere will fill thirty to
pint bottles, how many pints and
half bottles will nine gallins of
bere fil?"
Well, we tried and could make
nothin' of it at all, and my boy
cried and laughed and scd he didn't
dare to go bak in the mornin'
without doin' it. So I had to go
and buy a nine gallin keg of bere
which I could ill-afford to do, and
then he went and borrowed a lot
of wine and brandy bottles. We
fill them, and my boy put the number
down for an answer. I don't
know whether it is right or not
as we spilt some while doin' it.
P. S. Please let the next some
be in water, as I am not able' to
buy more bere. Mobile Register.
To make a good wheaten loaf.
To love your neighbor as well
as .
Not to spend your hard-earned
wages for useless things.
To keep quiet and silent, a part
of each day.
To read one good book every
Not to criticise anyone.
To be cheerful and not to borrow
To sing.
To put aside 10 cents of every
dollar you earn, for one year, and
then count the amount.
To give every day, something
to someone in need.
To tell others what they ought
to do.
To bid in, at auction, the things
you don't need !
To tell a lie and easier, to repeat
To let mother do all the hard
To make promises.
To break one's word.
How Christ-like, to try to help
the wretched and the downca st.
Mar. 31st, 1902.
Last night there was a most
terific thunder-storm lasting for
many hours. It was a parallel
storm to that of Xmas Eve and
like that, included quite the entire
night. It is not as yet clear
Mrs. L. sent to me a delicious
Easter diner, as I did not like to
go over, the carriage came for
me. The road is in a bad state
Bishop Willis resigns his jurisdiction
to-day after 28 years.
Bishop Nichols is at the
and will attend to taking over
the Church property.
No children have come over the
road today to school.
April 1st.
Showers all night and now at S
o'clock there are beautiful show-

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