HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 1912.
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COME IIV KOSMQS LI
The Kosmos Linn, a law Cennan
, steamship Company wtili h is to open
C service to the Hawaiian islands wun
. 'w. i.urt f t In. leaf lliaV
jiajv. iij ri. wen t jt f ,-. .
Tiiake a Htrong bid for the business of
i transporting immigrants from Portu
' fl and Spain to the territory, accord -;
Ing to advices received at HonoMiIu.
The Kosmos Line. wlii h is believed
, VIII in a way suppiani me inr
heretofore maintained by the Harriso-i
' iircct Steamship Company is also to
i Open an office at this iort on or about
i the first of 191.:.
; Practically all details for a call of at
Jenst four large freight steamers i.
7 the Kosmos service at Honolulu dur
ing 1913 were settled at the time of
"tte visit of Senator Norman Watklns
: General Superintendent. for the Ilawai
V Jan Fertilizer Company, who spent
i , Borne weeks on the coast, in perfecting
- arrangements for the advent of the
Koamos line into this field.
V The first vessel in the Kosmos serv
Jce 16 expected to call here along in
i April, followed each three months by
V a steamship of large tonnage. It is
.Stated that the directors of the com-
Vonj have given a guarantee of tn
5 least four steamers for Honolulu dur-
' ? ? Moet of these vessels are well adapt
er . ed to the transportation of steernge
, passengers, lue Kosmos une is ue-
clared, does a big business in rotn
jt&ssengers and freight lietween Eu
icp and the South American ports.
The route to be pereued by the ves-
sels that are scheduled to visit nono-
:-. lulu will Include a start from Hamburg
. ;or Antwerp thence jto Lelth and Lon
, don, and following a long steaming
. radius along the east coast of South
a tntn (Via vectprn rtpa n the
j j uji ivtt . - " '
' 'vessel may calf at one or more ports
aicng the coaBt of Chile there to take
,' ct shipments of nitrates destined for
: The Kosmos steamers are to pro
- cr ed to the coast following the dis
charge of nitrates at this port The
''Pacific ports are' believed will Include
v San Diego, San Francisco, and then to
XTget Sound. ,v i
In returning to Europe the Kosmos'
liners It Is said will make no stops
i i ik. .ne rt Smith Imeri.
: 1 co hut will proceed ito the , Continent
, end the United Kingdom..
':, That the Kosmos Line-will open its
b cva office at Honolulu Is Relieved cer
V uln In local shipping circles, "
.V The vessels now engaged In a four-
weekly service unaer me rvosiuos
;1houte flag, which liners are trading;
alcng the west coast or South ana
Vi Nhrth America, are of varying - ton-
" III the employment of Kosmos Line
. steamers In carrying Portuguese or
- CpaniSU llliUlll ail IS tlUUI Jiuiuj c w
' Hawaii, it Is predicted that a material
'; saving in the heavy expense attached
to this class of business might be af-
. 1 ef ted.
lumber Trade Demands Tonnage.
Australian lumber exporters are
. searching carefully and thoroughly in
, - the tonnage market for tramps to car
. ry their building materials to the an-
tlpQdes, but, sq, far, the scarcity oi
Vessels has worked against them. The
demand for bottoms for the lumber
trade to Australia is heavy, and char
ter rates are not the lowest Amongl
the recent fixtures are the BritlsW
steamer Frankby and the Norwegian
j 6teamer Mathilda, both to load at
' "North Pacific ports. The Mathilda is
chartered bv the government to carry
coal from Newport News for San
Francisco, but advices are to the ef-
" feet that it has been fixed by the G.
' W. McNear company to load lumber
for the. antipodes on a time charter.
ir The Frankby. last reported at Valna-
, raiso. has been taken by the Ameri
v can Trading company for delivery
here. In the weekly bulletin of the
i.ShiD Owners' association of the Pa-
V'cific coast, four charters are announc.
ed. Included in the fixtures are
, the schooner E. K. Wood, from Puget
Rntinri tn San Prunrispn ti 7" ctoim.
er Melville Dollar, Columbia river to
y. San Pedro. $5..r0; schooner Robert
j. schooner Omega, Grays Harbor to
v bu. 6Ts. The demand for bottoms on
the Pacific, as well as the east coast,
z continues to be heavy, with the de-
tnand exceeding the offerings. Fix
'S tures of sailing vessels on the Atlan-
tic side is reported as being more than
usual, the windjammers demanding
" and securing a good price because of
the scarcity. Chronicle.
f. Raising the Newport.
V The salvage steamer Salvor. Cap- ; Siberia Has Fair Oriental Freight
tain Stratford, with Captain V. i. j Nine hundred tons of Oriental cargo
. j'. Logan and th divers ami sahage crew ! are to be discharged from the Pa
j, of the British Columbia Salvage Com-; cific Mail liner Siberia, upon arrival
;s pany of Esquimau, have reached Hal- from Hongkong and Japan ports next
boa and are now engaged in raising
;. the sunken Pacific .Mail liner New-.
" port The work is well under way, ac-1
v coruing 10 caoie aavices receivea dv
' the marine department of the Cham-
bcr of Commerce. The Newport. The Matson Navigation steamer Ho
which had arrived at the canal nort i uolulan. with nasseneers and a een-
& from San Francisco with a large cargo
of machinery, was lying alongside the -
dock about a month ago when the big !
warehouse collapsed and toppled over j
two 60-ton cranes which fell on the
Of3 King 8tr pp Union Grill
deck of the steamer. The Newport
j gradually settled and went down1 in
thirty-live feet of water.
Considerable discussion is heard
concerning the lack of proper salvage
facilities at this port. With the ex
ception of the Whitelaw Wrecking
company, which operates the wrecker
Greenwood and provides salvage
tackle, there are no other companies
able to undertake a distant salvage
job. The only available vessel to as
Hist in raising the Newport was the
Salvor, and she had to make a long
run of 400 miles from the north to
Panama. She was sixteen days on the
Three Hundred Opium Seizures a
Contraband opium is handled in
large quantities at Manila, judging
from a report from the Collector of
Customs for the fiscal year just made
"During the fiscal year 1912 there
was legally imported into the Phil
ippine Islands for medical purposes.
2S kilcs of opium, with a value of
$717. This represents an increase of
three kilos over the quantity so im
ported in 1911, and of $250 over the
value of that year. The high prices
which opium and similar drugs com
mand in the local markets, however,
berve as a sharp incentive to at
tPmntK nt evasion of the Drohibitive
restrictions placed upon their impor-l Kauai ports Kinau stmr., 5 p. m.
tation, and the work of suppressingf Maui. Molokai and Lanai ports Mi
this illicit traffic necessarily claims ikshala. stmr;. 5 p. m.
a large part of the time and atten-' San Francisco Lurline, M. N. B. S
lion or the secret service agents or
the bureau of customs, by whom 283
reizures were made during the past
y?ar. There were recovered 1401
kilos of opium, 20.8 kilos of morphine,
and 6.73 kilos of cocaine or a total
value; in the local markets of approx
Collector Now Boarding-house
MANILA, P. I., Sept. 8. Boarding
house master is the new job given
the acting collector of customs in ad
dition to his manifold duties.
' There are at present a number of
foreigners whose presence in the Is
lands is no longer desired by the au
thorities, some of these . men being
either ex-convicts, vagrants or worth
less characters in general.
Efforts made by the government to
have these men Reported by their re
spective consuls have been without
avail, there being no money allotted
for this purpose. V
To solve the problem of transporta
tion the executive secretary has call
ed upon the collector of customs to:aaf- . . , Vaaih1,, .
secure berths for these men on out
going vessels. The customs boarding
officers have in turn been Instructed
to interview all masters of foreign
vessels coming into this port with a
view to securing transportation for
these men, but it seems ae. if the
skippers are not anxious to hire Ma
Big Ferry Now Building.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 The
new ferry steamer Contra Costa,
which the Southern Pacific Is build
ing and which. It claims, will be the
largest ferry boat in the world. Is
now In process of construction. The
hull Is being constructed In the Oak
land shipyards of the Southern Paci
fic, the machinery is being made at
the Sacramento shops. The second of
four mammoth castings for the ves
sel, which will be placed on the Be-nicia-Port
Cofeta service, alternating
with the Solano, has just been turned
out of the Sacramento shops. The
casting was a 12,000-pound cylinder,
of which are to be installed in the
tteamer. The Contra Costa will be
larger than the Solano by a few feet
in length and width and, by having
its engines in the center instead of
on the sides, will have a greater car
Hyades Will Clean Up Island Sugars.
A rather small amount of sugar, it
is expected, will be forwarded to the
Coast in the Matson Navigation S. S.
Hyades, which is scheduled to sail
from Hilo for San Francisco on or
about Sunday. The vessel left Hono
lulu on Tuesday evening after having
discharged a large general cargo and
a quantity of lumber. The Hyades is
to call at Port Allen, Kaanapali, Ka
hylui and lastly at Hilo, leaving that
port for the Coast. A considerable
shipment of pineapples has been sup
plied the vessel.
Tuesday. This vessel is believed to
bring a large number of Filipinos for
the Island sugar plantations.
Honolulan Off fQr the Islands.
eral cargo from the mainland, is re-
ported to have sailed from San Fran -
cisco for Honolulu at noon today,
The vessel is due to reach this port
on Wednesday. October 9.
TIDES SUN AND MOON
1.7 7 40! O.lOj 5 22 5-53 5 43 10.41
10 21 l ; 6.U 6.53 J ; 1 1.44
; lni..m.l j
U 54i T U", 2-35 i-b 5-41 -
T ' i.U S-M 5.44j 050
m 1 i
U.o0 7.5: 5.50 &.M 5.4i 1-55
Last quarter of the moon Oct. SO.
Temperature 6 a. m., 76; 8 a. m.,
79; 1 a. m.. 81; 12 noon, 84. Mini
mum last night, 74.
Wind 6 a. m., velocity 3, direction
N.E.; 8 a. m., velocity 6. direction N.
E.; 10 a. m., velocity 10, direction N.
E.; 12 noon, velocity 9, direction N.E.
Movement past 24 hours, 168 miles
Barometer at 8 a. m., 30.03. Rela
63 Dew Sntf
tive humidity, 8 a. m.
at 8 a. m., 66. Absolute humidity, 8
a. m , 6.6T91 Rainfall, T
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Japan ports Maryland, U. S. S.f p.
Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Hawaii via Maui ports CI audi ne
stmr., a. m.
Kauai ports W. G. Hall, stmr., a.
Tyesday; Oct. 1.
San Francisco Kilauea, stmr., 't p.
i p. m.
Wednesday, Oct 2.
' Hilo vfa way ports Mauna Kea,
stmrv10 a .m.
4 : 1
I PASSENGERS ARRJTED : I
j . .
Per stmr.1 Chvudlne, from Hawaii
and: Maui ports. F. Fteedehberg, G.
G.' Leong. C. As. Doyle, Mrs. J. E.
BrelaMrs.' Wright, John Gouvea, Mrs.
Teixeira,' Wm. Ayres,' Albert Ayres, E.
EVBaf telle, 3. F.'Starrett, E. H.1 Paris,
Mrs. C. Wl Norths A. ErMardues,
W. A. F. Brancd W. C. Paschoel; F.
Ml'Correa, Mrs. Konda, W.' J. Coelho,
Mrs. W. D. Kolh, Mrs.' Chas. Adams,
Mrs. C. Snyder, H. H. Gaylord, H:.F.
Gfese, kigoshi, Chan Satig,' A. Rei
maim,' J. EL' Green, J. K : Gannan, A.
R. 'Thaphagen, F. J. Fitzpatrick, 52
deck. - ' '
'Per stmr W. G. HalT 'from Aauai
pcrts: Mr. and Mrs. Hans Isenfcerg,
A. Rosehill, H. L. Orange, L. L. Mc
C&ndless, C. i.lcKenzie, D. Young, Rev.
C Nakamura, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. and
Mrs. Jno. Kanekoa,-C. N. Spitz, 27
E. Case, Thos. Lindsay, Jas. Birder, H.
Claim No Mystery About Professor
The Professor Koch, a Russian
bark, sailing from Bremen on May 1st
and arriving at Rio Janeiro on Aug.
5th, is, according to advices received
at the port of Honolulu some weeks
ago, not to continue the voyage to Ho
nolulu for the reason that in depart
ing from the German port the wind
jammer was fully laden 'with a large
shipment of cement for the Brazilian
It is pointed out that were the ves
sel to be sent on to these islands she
"would have to take on ballast or some
South American product,which is en
tirely out of the realm of possibility.
Local shipping men have never ta
ken the prospective arrival of the
Professor Koch at this port with any
degree of seriousness, following ad.
vices received from the coast.
Purser Kibling of the Inter-Island
steamer Claudine reported the arrival
of the American schooner Defender
at Honoipu, the windjammer being
sighted as the Claudine steamed past
that port on last Monday evening. ;
The Claudine met with fair weather
on the return trip. The steamer ar
rived with a varied cargo including a
mill roller, 0 cords wood, 9791 feet of
planking, 3441 feet flooring. 11,300
paving blocks and a quantity of
empty bottles and drums, 45 barrels
wax, 15 bales hides, 1! hogs and 264
A rather small list of cabin and
dck passengers returned to this port
in the Claudine.
Schooner Koria to Load Sugar.
Sugar will be supplied the A ner
ican schooner Kona destined for, San
Francisco refineries, and that vessel
is now on the way from Ahukini to
Hana. Maui. The windjamtner was
towed to sea on the last visit of the
steamer Hall at the Garden Island
port. At this season of the year the
length of time consumed in sailing
between the two island ports is prob
lematical. The bark Nuuanu is about
three weeks out from Honolulu to
Hilo. with no signs of arrival at the
Hall Bumps Into Choppy Seas.
The Inter-Island steamer V. G.t
Hall met with choppy seas and light j
winfls on the return voyage from!
Kauai ports to Honolulu. The vessel
brought little cargo, her list including
one auto and 55 packages sundries.
Purser Mackenzie reports rS24 sacks
sugar awaiting shipment at Ahukini.
Many Asiatics to Sail in Tenyo Maru.
At least one hundred and fifty Jap
anese will depart for their native land
in the Toyo Kiseu Kaisha liner Tenyo
I I !
' 7.23 1.7 C15 - 3 5.M h-W .
' a.m. I i
Maru. which sails for Oriental ports
tomorrow evening. A wireless mes
sage received at the agency of Cas
tle & Cooke today states that the ves
sel will arrive here at an early hour
and, having no cargo for this port,
should receive prompt dispatch. The
Tenyo Maru will bring a later mail
from San Francisco.
Germans Enter Philiooine Trade.
NAPLES, Italy. North Deutseher
Lloyd people say that the visits of
their steamships at Manila will be re
sumed in October on the next trip of
the steamship Goeben. One boat a
month for four months. The steam
ship Goeben on her next following trip
will go on the Australian run. This
line will go through the Panama Ca
nal after .1915. cutting off eight days
from the time made by going via the
German Steamers to Japanese
The sale of the N. D. L. steamers
Devawongse and loosok to a Japan-
ese shipping flrra. which was recent-
ly reported as about to take place,
has not gone through, the Bangkok
Times says, the expected purchasers
failing to agree to certain clauses in
the proposed agreement.
"fordin8,y cont.nue as before on
Chlna PrtS' Singapore and Bang-
Is hind Honnls fr the Cavalry.
Seventy-one island-bred horses in
tended for the United States cavalry'
ctnftAtlA1 in A W I 1 1 t I
.stationed in these islands, arrived in.
the Inter-Island steamer Maui
The animals stood the voyage in
fine shape and they were accompanitnl
from Kawaihae to this port by
corps of veterinarians and assistants.
The steamer Maui was favored with
moderate seas and winds.
The next mail from the coast is due
to arrive in the Japanese liner Tenyo
Maru tomorrow morning.
A mail for the mainland will be dis
Itatched on Friday in the Oceanic liner
Sonoma, now expected from Sydney
by , the way of . Pago Pago.
After a fair passage to the coast, the
American schooner A. F. Coates ir an
m rl vn I n r h.nrolrQ voatorda v TTiia
: . . . . . Hv j wv. uu.. . AAA. a
vessel discharged lumber t Hilo.
. Coaling began on board the Unitea
States cruiser Maryland today. The
var vessel is expected will sail tor
Seattle tomorrow with Secretary Knox
Owing to a very large offering or
pineapples and bananas, the Matson
Navigation Steepler Lurline did not
get away. fo San Francisco until after
seven o'clock last night.
: The arrival of the Russion bark
Professor Kock from European. Ports
is a matter of some speculation here.
Shipping, men at the port profess to
know .little. .about. he. vessel and her
The largest shipment of preserved
pineapples to leave the Islands in the
Matson Navigation steamer Lurline
were shipped last night when 'fifty
two thousand cases of fruit were for
warded to the coast.
A report received at this city yes
terday announces the arrival of the
American bark Foohng Suey at New
York, this vessel having sailed from
He Hawaiian islands on May 15th
with a full shipment of sugar, destined
KEEP NUMBER OF WATCH..
Write the number of your watch
or automobile in a book and make
the work of the police easy if "your
property is stolen.
This is the request that is being
made of the public in nearly all of
the cities of the mainland by the po
lice departments. Very few people
take the trouble to Jot down the num
ber of their watch or automobile in
some book where it can be found
when wanted. It is possible that you
may know the number of your tour
ing car, but how few know the num
ber of the watch" they carry in their
If you lose your watch or it is
stolen, it is almost certain that you
will get it back again if the number
is handed to the police. ,
A case is on record where a watclN
has been returned to the owner by
the police after it had been stolen
from the owner for over five years.
Lady's brooch on Saturday night last
at St. Elizabeth's House. Apply to
president Chinese Students' Alliance.
New stock Perfectos. Londres. Victo- j
rias. Tim Kee, cor. Alakea & King.
Gregario Domingo, teacher pf mando-!
lin, mandola and clarinet. Tel. 217!.'.
(;re"flrio nnmintro- 7IdkTTo"M RTrh -
ards r Tel 17? ' TrachM of V oHu I
rsieper's Express, Phone 1916. Piano
and furniture moving. 528S-3m !
VW C. PEACOCK & CO LTD.
WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS
Merchant Near Fort
(Contlnaed from Page 1)
s'::ggihly over the reef., and the waves
trat carried the canoe shorward were
of tiny proportions. The rush at ex-
H ess train speed in a smother of
spume and flying sprav that makes
surfing at its best the most thrilling
of experiences for tte nialihini. was
lacking, much to the disappointment of
tin- habitues, who were just as ani
cus for action as the visitors them
However, the Knox party thoroughly
enjoyed themselves and went to tueir
tl-essing rooms after an hour on th
water well pleased with the after
noon's sport. Whjle in Honolulu on
tl c outward voyage Secretary Knox
Watched surfing parties with great
u terest, and expressed a desire to
han in th. crmo rt voc.
te,day came a wireiess from the Mary-
1?nd engaging a canoe for 4 o'clock,
Everything was ready but the surf,
and. as above mentioned, that acted in
a very sulky and ungracious manner,
R,n rrnm Th-
I MTotarv IC nov 'ac onthnciaeti--
ahout. nis trip to Japan wnk.n, asi(1
f ,.om the errand whichtook hfr
there, was most enjoyable
exception of a couple of days, the voy
age of the Maryland both going and
coming was like a yachting trip on
We had a little rough weather the
first two rtavs nut from Yftlrnhnmn "
said Secretary - Knox. "The fact is,
we were chased by the big typhoon
that did so much damage to thecoun-
ajtry. but the Maryland is a good ship
to be at sea on in a storm
"The ceremonial part of our visit
was most impressive," continued the
Secretary. "The whole nation mourn
ed sineerely for the dead emperor.
The suicide of Count Nogi caused a
great sensation, coming just as it
did, and created much comment andi;ne.r better than at the beginning of Olaa Plantation, which has been ac
speculation." J the investigation, the Secretary ended J cused of reducing Its payments to
"How about politics; that's the
news?" asked the- Secretary of the
tar.RnlloHrt roiirtror "hoofln cr Kim
to it" with the question. "I'm really own croP8- d Pun Thur
asldng for information," Mr. Knox f011,8 assertion that U was most y
added, for you must remember that fcreig or newly arrived labor He
we haven't seen a paper for days, and fJ?viseJ J0"8!0? toMIJ fm to
are completely" out of touch with fieWs investigate these con
world news and mainland affairs. fai?ns on hit next visit to "main
Don't question me. for I really don't13"?: ' tK4 r"
. i. r..-. ... -. . i. ; n j : 1 . i c.
! I II If O A I 1 1 i I 1 I. . Ill f A II 1 I. I II 1 1 I I 1 1 i . I I -
to Domingo it's all a closed book to
. . . . .
"We made a fast run from Yoko -
homo 4-. Mrtll eM Oo A5-l
j Miller yesterday. "We got some ex
xuftuu nuiiui ui KMf ooiu licai Auuiii ai
ceptionally good' coal aboard at the
former port, and this enabled the
Maryland to do some great steaming.
We arrived almost a day before we
expected to when we started out.
The outside edge of the typhoon was
the only incident of the trip worth
The Maryland will probably finish
coaling tonight, and will pull out some
afternoon, but the exact time depend-
ing on the convenience of the two cab-
Inet ministers who will be passengers,
accompanied by their respective par
ties. Navajo Will Salute. v
There was a great booming of guns
this afternoon when the party left for
Pearl Harbor on 'the Navajo. In fact, sponsibllltT for handling tje grow
had all the high civil and naval off i- ?r0p.8' . - -
cers been accorded the salutes they It fJSi J?" .f.?
were entitled to. the start would have
been much delayed.
A it vaa tho twr
nohinaf -f f i rtera waiia rrltrv mUa
teen guns each that is their due, and
the firing of these 38 shots took up
quite enough time and made enough
noise. Had Governor Frear taken his
seventeen and ReaF Admiral. Reynolds
his thirteen, the population of the wa-
terfront would have thought that Duke
iHiiiinifiKH 10a vinfr nn " nnr n cr
The parties of Secretary of State,
Knox and Secretary of the Interior
Fisher, which me t in Honolulu yes
terday, will leave together about mid
day Friday for the mainland, it has
been practically decided to eliminate
the trip to Hilo and the volcano, as
the result of the report from the lat
ter point that the crater is not very
active at the present time.
As the guests of Rear Admiral
Cowles the two cabinet officers, their
families and retinues this afternoon
Lare taking a trip by boat to Pearl
Harbor. They will return this even,
ing in time to be present at the poi
dinner at the home of Princess Kawa
nanakoa. So far tomorrow's program
on the island includes nothing further
than luncheon at Schofield Barracks.
It has not been derided whether the
Maryland will sail before or after
(Continued from Fatre 1)
hearing with a very brief statement.
"My function in this matter Is pure-
jv advisory m cnaraoier. ne i.aio
and all I r an do is to advise the presi-
dent in regard to the reappointment
er the governor.
I can say to you
ithat 1 think I know what I will say
to the president, but of course what
is to be renorted to the president can-
. a Kii
! "I hope this investigation will clear
im much of misunderstanding and
straighten out some of the things that
n'av have needed straightening out.
j governor musi ie ieii iu iay "' k"" -- Miiuiaii'.s "i u-t-u iwumi i...
!hs lone a hand as your governor has j the situation here is that the very.tty immigration station and Horix
j been left to play here, and as perhaps j nature of things'' will not permit a man tines to go to certain planrutiis
1 h( is by temperament rathr disposed j to rake a homestead on small capital ; w hn they wanted to go to others, r
fan do is to help bring out j
tv, frc Voro c that vnn i.ennip nf
I Hawaii can work out your on salva-
tion. It must he worKea out ana wors
en out right. No other basis is going
to do anv good.
"I want to express to you my sin
cere appreciation of the help that has
been given me here by all concerned.
and the cooperation on all hands. It
has made my twork easier than it
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would have been, and it has been a 'statute was drafted, and indicated
very agreeable feature of my investl-1 that. It was donO especially for tho
gation. I thank you." j benefit of the two companies corn-
So with the mutual expressions of Lined in the Slaui Agricultural Coin
esteem, and the declarations of Gov- pany. .
ernor Frear and Attorney Ashford , Mr. Thurston made a statement of
that both sides now understand each; the circumstances surrounding the
Fisher said there are hundreds of
fanners in the middle west who raise
iui. luuiuiuu oigucu iuai wit iiut
01 n r wnn crnwo rn or ninfsnniR
I must wait much longer for his crop
I t - matnra than nnv nt thrtsa nn tho
'10 mature tnaa any f j
":1UIUU U.O.1 C lO WH.
He said a little later, that he thought
th homestead question would not be
Islands, If all the government's cane
laLd. 35,000 acres were openeu to
Mr. Fisher Insisted that some funda-
n,enta pr,oblem l0'1, tne ,Island
iu the( States.
Mr,xThurstQn Jatter made a state
van Growers' Association salu he
believed growers here should have
least the help of a strong financial as
sociation, i l thought the' system' In
vogue In New Zealand and ; Australia
should be tried. That System Is gov
ernmental control of the markets and
. " 1 ,.rA 7"6"'
be used. ' The trougle In drgan-
h association such as the fruit
s association of 4 Calif o-ni lies
heterogeneous popula ion and
latlonallty of the farm rs.
1 what he thought of the ap
ent of a local public utilities
ssion, Mr. Thurston i aid he
! fbougllt l " betcho8e"
bv annointment bv the Govertor and
- . -
i , . ii V, n.nt.lAl nn -
it would be a -good thing, but if he
members were to be elected i would
prove disastrous to the countiy.
Views on Homesteading.
Asked to give his views onj home
steading, Mr. Thurston launched Into
a discussion of the general ubject.
Lack of transportation, mark t and
encouragement "from the people in the
country militate against hor estead
ing he asserted. He enlarged m each
of these, explaining that th local
market will not take any kind if crops
in quantities that will warrant rais
ing them in sufficient quantities. In
this respect he referred to ftttft. veg-
tables, etc., not to sugar or pineap-ia
pies, which require large capital in-
vested by the grower I
ho foiH -f nno man in thp !ian,i !
who raised some corn. The grower
had told him that it cost him;: more
to transport his corn from tha land
to the landing where it was to bejL
, .,T i ket Prices at various points, and the
would have cost him. laid dowj to . t, f rafferent ammints
him from that same landing, tfter,acre
carrying it all the way from the Coast. He expIajned tnat tne San r.ir!o3
Secretary Fisher called to his atn-, COfltract ,n the Philippines is
tion the comparative costf the frBt'about j2 per acre more favorabIe to
two years' work in the irrigated tnet the 8malI &rower there than in thrse
fields on. the mainland, and said le : jgianda.
could not see much difference
tween the two situations
The United Fruit Co.. through Mel-.
M. supplies the Pacific Coast banam :
market, he said. The Hawaiian,
growtn is nor encouraged mucu. oe
I cause me snipmeius are ho inire-,
I In this respect, he declared, he has
I been a strone advocate of nermitting
! foreign vessels to carry passengers :
! between the Islands and the mainland,
and to a certain extent, though it
should be the same for freight !
and get quick cash return, as in the
He told of the formation or tite co
partnership idea on Maui, resulting in!
lilt jjdafxigtr in iiitr ia dim i' in . uiun i n am iu fj amaj iiv...
pearance then of the Maui Ascricul- at ai. and had already loitered arouud
rural Companj. He srared. in de- for along time, living off the Ten i
fense of the statute, that the com- tory.
panics would eventually have amalga In Shswer to a question from Olson,
mated anvhow. Ivers paid no mere labor contracts
Attorney Heuienway. callfd upon, fire iii by plantations with initni
then eilaiiiod ihe details of how tho Continued on page 3.)
i planters for small crona. of 35 .nrr
Kent, from the ratea paid in- former
He said that when he first went
into the sugar planting business he
was enthusiastic over the smalt
homesteader, and having charge of
thet contracts, gave the small plant
ers far better terms than any of tho
other plantations would do.; Eventu
ally be had about 400 such contracts
out, and some three or four years agu
discovered to his chagrin, that nnlv
one white planter actually remained
on the land, the others ' applying .ah
eentee landlordism, .leasing to fori
eigners. Homestead conditions . were
not Improved, he found, and the plan
tation found ; Itself under a 'bonded
debt of $500,000. A large number of
these; homesteaders ' were finally
bought in by' the Olaa.- Plantation,
these purchases amounting to about
IU50.000. He said the corporation,
now In its thirteenth year, has never
jet paid a dividend. - ,v
Tfian , i
make np for the extra high previous
one, probably , . to terms lower than
what the corporation really needed to
lire on, yet liberal enough ; to still
enable the small growers .to make
good profit on theh crops. -
Some of those homesteaders who
havex offered to pay all expenses, call
ing on the &iir only to take their
crop and pay them the cash, he said
have received a little better terms
than others for whose crops the mljl
Is required to assume' some responsi
bility. uuiovuu ciuieiaieu uie siatemeni
of other big planters, that the .white
man is inclined to . keep away ' from
actual manual labor in the fields.
Mr. Ivers was then called and ask
ed for Information on contracts be
tween plantations and growers. Ifc
a . . . .
iLllia or rnP nav mntrnnlo h a K i s4
drawn, after a careful study of' condi
tions, tnat was Intended to be fair to
mill and homesteader allke.-
Regarding the contract used at Kr
hala, Mr. Fisher" remarked that the
sliding scale did not provide for cano
havipg sucrose content of less th$r
87, per cent Ivers agreed It was
hardly fair, though arguing: that cane
seldom has less sucrose content than
that, and explainingf that snch sliding
scale does provide for rates for cane
under 87 per cent analysis In the case
of the plantation at Hilo.
Figuring out bis contracts on the 4
cent market basis, Ivers! said that in
3-year period the cost to the grow
er per acre would be 107. He would
receive, figuring 43 tons of cane per
acre Mx Pflt of $4Z per acre.
not counting out the interest on the
money invested. . ;
He gave figures showing, what he
i thought the small ' grower shotrld
per acre witn New York Wr-
j The Secretary then began an in
quiry into immigration matters. Ivers
in an3Wer to Mr. Fisher's statement
tnat ne understood abuse of the un
vjege was made in importing Fill
pinos jn tnat tney were not (.x;im.
ined carefully enough.
Ivers replied that Federal officials
nave entire charge of such examina-
V The Secretary said that hp had be-n
formed by responsible plantation
ren, who for obvious reasons did nf
Clre to have their names given, that
to lone at all.
y-. Ivers said that a few instance
had occurred in which he had com-
pel ltd them to leave the station, when
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