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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1908.
TIE KLEMME mm TRANSIT ?!, l t)ur Lawyer Governor WIVES VIED OUTPUT OF
LICENSE CASE TIMET 1! M E W 'S FOREST V n
Address by E. A. before Bar Association.
CFrata Sunday Advertiser.)
Tbe hb.7 el the rrusal of tie
Beard of Uwsj Commissioners to
prxat a renewal of the license of the
Abaha Atea. saloon to Carl Klemme Is
ac eynmg of the work of the Board
ta -which a growing portion of the
pottle fa taking exception. Without
crttirtzter the Saal action of the Board
In aay ""! I K refusal of the license.
the hacaieats la the case may be Mu
tt.
Chat they -
llomrtar
aaaa
applied Ja the regular way
r xbe reafioU of his license. Prior
t the hearing, however, la Informal
iMvnjillua with Xlenune's attorney,
Umbm bisector Feaaeil stated that
as adverse resort oa Klemme would
be aas ta, based oa a charge that he
bad sold Itqaor mi Sunday. The attorney.
A. il. Brtva. thea told the Inspector
that If there was any evidence
f a TtelatlaB of the taw a complaint
to be aade ta the regular way.
Brows, woeld withdraw
es attaraey and would pros-
tbe police court. No
tui aw Me. however.
Waca ike wis read In
the aablic betuiaa. before the
tb attaraey asked that the re-part
of the basaecter be also publicly
to orator that evidence to meet
charges aicht be contained
la (t aafeht be met by evideace In re-banal.
There were no complaints made
by aayoae at the public- bearing, be-;
what wwrOartit might be Is the
resort. wheh was aot read.
Chali 11 BaUeatyae stated that he
das' aot regard it as exaedieat that the
aaapecaar iipert be gives publicity.
bat aeaaateed the attaraey and Klemme
be Milii d and given
to aaswer th charges
the am was eoastdered in
aaaiy t it.
Sf haaraajr ae record
Bebriac oa this
they waited far the
ts caaat ta tbest.
The ealy aotttkaxtaa either of them
that the
beea
No aptiat malty was
to hear the coaantatat or
why the aranslsed
ta eatber
te apptteaat or hts attaraey. Chat-
that as there
at the pahttc
of the promise bad
it had beea foraottea.
feele that aa iajuettce has
Oa VrMay ha? Ueenee. for the re
ef the neeaee period was
to all. Bertha KteBuae.
t he has beea dtTorced.
Other Betaon (rraated oa Friday were:
jmli Varrea. Barere Salooa': 5- CfeH.
S Ktftat. Kwocr Chnnr, Loac. Hop
LovDcy A Col. Caaag: Mia. Mac-
Co- lwte & Cou Ltd.. and
a. al! wholatabj: S. Orakt
flnna: X. SaBd. Ahm Salooa:
Teoac aad Seaside Hotels and
I tan. hotel Uceaees with Son-
ay arhrQeges.
fiffll
People Give Credit Wiere
Credit is Drs.
mi Haoetsia who s'zZer with
aas Vtea'ii" aad bad backs want a
htoar that can be depended
The best is Deal's Backache
PIOs, a aMdidne for the
aeys oaly. aiede frost pcre roota and
bhe. aad the aery oae that Is hacked
T caves hs Hoaotsts. Here's Honolulu
S. Swtaao. Hoao&lo, say: "I
a aiac severer rrom bacsache.
- bees amicaec with it for twelve
Takter this as a symptom of
treeMe. aad seeing Deal's
Krtmahe KJaaey Pitts advertised aa
good foe comptalnts such aa
X pcocared sooe of them at the
Drag Ca-'s store. I found
that they were doing
aae pood, aad wis thereby encouraged
x beep oa aatH aow I aa csred of the
Tie aerits of Doan's Bach-
Kldaer PISs have beea strikingly i
ta aqr case, aad I recosnend
saCerers."
Cs Bacacache Mtsy ifins are
; by all dtaggtsts aad storekeepers
yr box (six boxes for ST59),
be Taetltd os receipt of price
by Che Haateter Jrg Col. Honoiols.
ageats for the Hawaiian
ADVERTISED LETTER LIST
aadaMaaaaaaaalar' "fc V'daaaaraaaS
bed i
aH&
Mk
HVtSBt aaMi
tced.
for la the
the week
C V
C at Haads, Mrs H
6 IT Jase. Urs
.MfcsHH
FH
Armwa Kerr. 3tcs TT E
03 Khar. L M
aVaxty. Mr H O Laae. Caadoli
Baser. Geora K Lee. Mfee Beraice
Varaes. Vat FbBb Widara. Xr K
Brsaw. Mrs Partridge. Xrs
lis F E B
Cufcr X B Peadergast. Mr
CaapmBii. Mr Popowttz. MBaa If
(alb. Ifrs Roberu. Miss
OaJhatL Mrs X. 5C Emma
Oadav C r Ita. Mb D A
Caaaadaga, k Saaka. Mrs
Maria rmrmcrr. Mrs
D. Hcarj F Batttr
Tiavtd. Mk PnaiL TMe. A J S)
Oraai ThoaaaMa. X. M
rmd. JoNa Taeaaas. Jobs
IHvii Mil Uaab Tun, A H
EAwardm. Alfred Waaers. Mrs X
?T. w. Maria WaJcer. Mrs G S
Hr Joka ITeMoa. Mrs Clara
Kaeeter. Z VT "Wyttte C G
Caal. Mn R V
H watlaa W.rr Cc " nai . TT' I j IT
Haiafci. Gler Wrteat MrsKe'oi
Banaa.DrT
- G. PHATT.
Postsaaster.
The Honolulu Rapid Transit and
Land Company has signed a contract
with the United States , government,
through Captain Dtwell, to transport a
minimum of thousand tons
of crushed rock from the quarry at
Mbiliilii to the wharf at the foot of
Kekauanaoa street, and has about finished
laying two thousand feet of new
track at Moiliilii and through South
street and from Allen street down
street to the wharf, over
which to handle the new traffic.
The cars for the work are regular
flat cars, and the .contract will take a
very long time for fulfilment, as it is
thought that not more than one hundred
and twenty tons of crushed rock will
be gotten out' by the crusher daily. The
contract for the machinerr at the
vksnrr vim n u is iu uc ucauicui
is yet to be figured oat. This will
aeu oaite aa item of expense and a
deal f labor if the crushed rock
is all moved br hand. To handle one-i
kaadred aad tweaty tons a day a small
army of ea would be required at the
li&$SSSSiS&$i&Slil&SiS
Governor Frear's term of office as remarkable. All kinds of motives and
Chief Justice ended aad his career asi influences are at work. To all, good,
Governor began on August 15, 1907
With this change his position in the
Governor Frear has onlv had since Au
gust 15, 1907, till now to lay his case
before you for consideration. But I
feel assured that whatever completeness
is wanting in this submission will
calls ' n a"""- A0 wu laKe lnl
quarrv for the completion of the
in forty davs, and it will be ration his ieeo before he took oflice'
three weeks vet before the crusher is as Tre11 as what he has alread.v
readv. The crushed rock will be eon- Psed m oflice, as an indication of his
veved from the wharf here to Pearl peculiar fitness and ability to carry on
the cMef oflice of the Territory; and
Harbor in a new scow building at the
harbor now, and in the barge am further assured that your decision,
which has been purchased for the ' io.n wUl not be P'mered with a mi-work.
The James iTakee wiU do most rPort but wiU be unanimous.
of the towing I 0n August 15, 1907, during the
51 I i- it . ii r i !.
Captain Otwell stated vesterdav that" momes l lne iawu gii u,
the price paid to the Kapid Transit,
Bench and Bar to Governor Frear,
i .". i.. tt. . n r i.:
at justice nariweu, 1Q u auurv,,.
people for hauling was a remarkablvj
eieap fisire. Ther are to receive 23 struck the keynote of Governor Frear's
character wheQ he stated referring to
cents a ton for the first twentv thou-
saad tons moved, and thereafter is ' the mental habits of the retiring Chief
eeats will be iaid. The Kanid Transit Justice: "This power of suspending
the facts and the law
people wiU be readv to start their part judgment until
applicable to them are well considered
of the contract in a wee. i
The means of handling the crushed 01 lne n,?aest quauwra i a
mind. Your habit of careful
rock from the cars here .to the scow judicial
deliberation will be useful to the
aad. barge and how to handle it at the very
-.. i i. :. :. 4 v j:...v i lerrltorv in ine iienorinance oi .uu
while ao defiaite plans have as vet , steady and thoughtful march toward
ultimate results. One matter follows
beea lYttK UHl the Bare are a.j
work oa a scheme to save time and
labor both.
. -
CAMPBELL'S NOMINEE
coasideratioa of the request of Treas
urer A. J- Campbell that they endorse
Joseph S. Kunewa for the position of
Tax Assessor of Maul.
Before the committee had met it was
evident that no matter how much they
taight have wished to endorse the
choice of the Treasurer It .was certain
they would not do so on account of
the strong opposition that has
oped.
Mad citizens are a unit In their belief
that there are good, honest, capable
men who could fill the office to
the entire satisfaction of all but
of the candidates who have applied A
resolution was Introduced and unanimously
carried to that effect.
Those endorsed are W. A. Kay, S.
KeiUnot and L. M. Baldwin.
The committee endorsed the
duties as its chief executive."
If this power of suspension of judgment
is remarkable in the exercise of
judicial duties, it is all the more re
markable in the exercise of executive
duties. In the halls of justice there is
whaVf here aad at Pearl Harbor, soa c'au precision in procedure,
another in orderlv sequence, and each
matter is taken up and considered
carefully and deliberately by itself. Xo
one would think of trying to hurry the
judges. The decision is never ques
tioned that is, in court. Behearings
are difficult to get and involve a long
procedure. Decisions have a fatal
finality about them.
In the executive office, on the other
The County Executive Committee of , hand, matters do not come in one bv
the Republican party held a meetlnsf0ne, nor in any regular order, nor in
Wednesday as is their custom. conformity with any particular
The matter of the greatest interest i dtlre Th"ev. come in twos and thTee3j
to the members of the party was thejn sixes i sevens, and sometimes by
at one time. There is nothing essentially
fatal about a final decision in
every case. Behearings are easy to get.
But perhaps the greatest difference between
the judicial and executive positions
lies in the fact that the executive
position embraces a very much
greater range of subjects and. touches
many more human interests, social and
political, than the judicial positioa.
Chief Justice Hartwell was very
chronics and that the office should go right when he said: "Your habit of
to a Maui man and after consideration I careful deliberation will be useful in
the committee decided to endorse all
I the dozen. There is no calendar.
Evervbodv thinks he has the right of
way. iTany broths have to be cooked
vour duties as chief executive." So also
has been the Governor's judicial training
and habit of thought. His work is
precise and deliberate; his mind weighs
each matter carefully and fully; his
tions of men for Inspectors of election conclusions are judicious, temperate and
this fall. , fair. Above all, hb ability to lbten is
GLIMPSES OF THE ORIENT
IN THE MONGOLIA'S FILES
Jaa&a Times. The monument newly
ereetec by Japan at the foot of Ant
fortress. Port Arthur, In
y of the Russian soldiers who
feJt dariag the siege is to be unveiled
oa the loch prox. Greatly appreciat
ion Japaa's goodwill toward His Rus
sia Majesty's brave subjects by
hag this postharaoes bocor the Czar
has ordered his aide-de-camp
Genkross. commander of
the Siberiaa Army Division, and
Matoeseivitcta. commaader
at ViadiToetok. and seven staff officers
to proceed to Poet Arthur in order to
axtead the ceremony. His
Japaaese Maiesty having also ordered i
General Xogi to be present at the
. The geaeral expects to start in'
a tew aays for his destination. It is
they had bee& bcrted aad scattered in
Tartoas places soote being- bleached and
exposed to "the air is the moantaias
aad other beta? abaadooed to decay
tc the valleys.
A PUZZLING CASE.
la view of the growing interest in
the qaestias of iMeraatteaal marriage
Mwi Bugni iKrmsa some
ful aaatarfai for the study of the
Coascriptioa examination was
ai la the Kaaagawa Preecteral
Haa the other day under
charge of the commafer of the Kofu
reghsient. There was araoo? the zrooa
of youths one Eurasian.
Tanmra. residing- fn Kanagawa-
. I 3. .t . ...
o; iuss iiuriei ; o. oi taat town, xnougn ne is a Jap-
H CanrbeH hasjarese by nationality, he is the child
. 3 1 1 I af a. French father and Japanese
f mother: and does not understand his
mother tongue. Tamura passed the
medical examination, having a good
constitution, but the question had
arisen as to the advisability or other
wise of enlisting him In the ranks.
It is no easy affair to train him proper
ly and exercise necessary discipline
over him except through the assistance
of an Interpreter, bat then a special
Interpreter could not be hired for a
Eurasian soldier. Such an emergency
being quite unprecedented the examiners
were perplexed what to do and
have consequently decided to submit
the matter to the 'War Minister for
decision.
EXECUTION'S AT OSAKA.
On Tuesday afternoon the execution
said that the remain interred tinder JJree condemned criminals was car-the
T1 ta e Horikawa Prison. Osa-
BMaaateat iiawat to no less than-
bt -n .i k ks i- - Ka- "e ot Vxm Is- a man called Chul-
dertakea by the goernnienrof Kuan- M Tabata, who committed a cmei
taaia Sadta? aad collecting these re-' mnrder nearly two years ago. The
s was oaite beyond descriptfoa as r r a ere ma women named KM
juisaui am jvawanara, tne
iormer being years old and
the latter sixty-six. These two had the
appalling cruelty of murdering no less
than, eleven infants fn less than two
raentfis in IXn. Under the name of
adopting- children they persuaded several
parents to give them theirvinfants
with large amounts of money as expense
of npbrin?in:r. They dispatched
the lives of the babies and appropriated
the money. The three received the
L capital sentence with an air of resig
nation, bat when the final moment
earne Chuichi and Ichi displayed great
consternation and turned almost mad
with frantic efforts to get rid of the
warders who led them to the scaffold.
They had to be taken to the scaffolding
by sheer force. AMno allowed herself
to be executed qnletly.
bad and indifferent, he listens atten
tively, with patience and with that in.
I lirf) imt.(A.i tiiat :. !.... .:i.i.. .1
community was greatly altered. The; 7. . """ . ""t'"""1 ' '"'-
. . ., , , ... I tivate. He w a serious man. who an-
present situation is that vou of the i . , ... '
. .. ., . , , ., preeiates the dignitv of his office, but
the -
communitv are now ludces. while' .
he of the executive is the advocate. I
am associate counsel, and only talk
when I am told to as tonight.
In ordinary courts, a longer time
generally elapses between the begin,
ning of a case and its final determination,
than is allowed in this case, since
never forgets that he is the servant of
the people.
This, however, is not the only side
of the Governor's character. He has
a quiet and incisive sense of humor,
which comes out at the most unexpected
times. As an illustration of this
side of his character, I will cite an incident
or two.
Just after the Governor's return
from his first trip to Washington, the
Chief Justice called upon him. Some
little while previous the Chief Justice
was unfortunately bitten on the thumb
while trying to separate two fighting
dogs. The Chief Justice offered his
left hand to the Governor, his right
being bandaged. There was a slight
pause, when the Governor remarked:
"Well, Judge, how is that dog-gone
finger of yours?"
Having an and a
lawyer Secretary, our lawyer Governor
once in a while gets his amusement by
little turns on them. This also illus
trates the Governor's power of suspension
of judgment.
Xot long after we had all gone into
office,, a prominent brother lawyer called
upon me with a petition for a grant
on a right-of-purchase lease and submitted
therewith a fairly lengthy brief.
In going over this brief, I thought I
would have a little fun myself, as I
knew the matter would be referred to
the Attorney-General, and having been
associated in(prirate practice with him
I also knew his method of thinking. I
therefore suggested to my bruther attorney
two lines of argument which
were not included in his brief, and
which he subsequently included, returning
several days later and presenting
the whole matter to the Governor.
A few days after this, happening to
go into the Attorney-General's oflice,
I found him surrounded with books, his
hair disheveled, and an anxious look
upon his face. He had before him the
brief I have mentioned. He thus accosted
me: "I wish you would look
over thb brief. It is mighty clever argument,
but I know it is wrong some
where, but where I have not been able
to get at yet," and he handed me the
brief, indicating the points I had inserted
therein. I finally confessed, and
extracted a promise from him not to
mention it to Governor Frear.
Shortly thereafter the Governor called
me into his office and, after talking
over several matters, a method he has
of .diverting attention, handed me that
same identical brief, asking me to read
it over and give my opinion then and
there. Feeling suspicious, I read it as
though I had never seen it before. Fol
lowing the Attorney-General's opinion
and not suspecting collusion, I thought
and said it was clever. The Governor
then looked straight at me with a curious
smile, and said, with a meaning
that there was no mbtaking: "That
b about the flimsiest argument I ever
read. Nobody but a mighty poor lawyer
would do anything like that."
In Hawaii the position of Governor is
an extremely difficult one. Here we
have many people of different thoughts,
traditions and characteristics. Here,
also, we have different localities separated
by seas. Moreover, as a group,
the Territory occupies a position of immense
value and importance to the
nation, not only on account of its
strategic position, but as an outpost
where the first experiments are being
conducted in the commingling of the
nations of the Cast and West, and the
adjustment of the resulting conditions.
Here in Hawaii these and other problems
are being worked out without
frietion and along lines that make for
happiness for all within our borders
and honor for the nation.
Our lawyer Governor, with hb executive
ability and bis judicial temperament,
has these matters in charge,
and to quote the words of hb com-
mbsion from the President, "We may
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3. The rustle
of silk and the fragrance of sachet,
the flutter of fashion, the radiance of
Paris gowns and the Irresistible smiles
of (Navy women, are changing Army
transport headquarters these days
from a lonesome,, barren, out-of-the-way,
spot, to a sort of
for ladies.
Automobiles dash up to the desolated
building at the foot of Van Ness
avenue and the bay, and unload the
daintiest of femininity at the door,
with their marceled locks shaded by
fluffy parasols, and their long chiffon
veils floating to the breeze, and the
ladles disappear In the darkened entrance,
to return to their vehicles In
a short time radiant with smiles, and
usually talking to several more ladies
who have either just driven up, or
were met within the offices above.
The reason for all this flutter at the
transport headquarters is that the
women of the Navy are preparing tc
move. They have already moved once
since they came to San Francisco from
the East, and that was when 'they Journeyed
to Seattle.
Now they are preparing to become
residents of Manila for a few months.
The fleet sails from here July 7, but
the wives and children of the Navy
men will depart July 6. on the transport
Thomas, bound for Manila, and
touching at Honolulu.
Many of the officers' wives will remain
In Honolulu for the next ship,
while many more will go straight to
Manila, so as to be nicely settled by
the time the fleet comes sailing along
from Australia.
Among the first of the Navy women
o register for the Thomas were Mrs.
W. H. H. Southerland, Miss Souther-land
and Miss Mary Southerland. Mrs.
Southerland is the wife of Captain
Southerland, commander of the New
Jersey. Mrs: Southerland and her
handsome daughters were among the
most fashionable of the Navy women
at the Fairmont gaye,ties during tho
fleet jubilee, and no function was complete
without them. They will stay a
short time In Honolulu, and proceed
o Manila to welcome the fleet when
it sails in, spend a short time afterward
with Captain Southerland. and
when the New Jersey bids farewell tc
Manila, they will sail for Japan.
Mrs. George Burnett, wife of Colonel
Burnett. United States Marine Corps
will travel with her three children, a
trained nurse and a governess, so the
little folk can go to school just the
same as "land" children, whethsr
aboard ship or ashore.
Mrs. A. W. Hinds, wife of Lieutenant
Commander A. W. Hinds of the
Irginia, will be a passenger on the
Thomas. It will be her first trip to the
Orient.
Mrs. E. Iu Bennett, wife of Lieutenant
Bennett of the Virginia, will be a
second feminine representative of one
of the favorite ships of the fleet to sail
on the Thomas.
Mrs. J. W. Robinson, wife of Lieutenant
Robinson of the Kentucky; Mrs.
P. Andrews, whose husband is a lieutenant
aboard the Kansas; Mrs. J. K.
Parker, wife of Lieutenant Parker;
Mrs. George L. Smith, wife of Lieuten
ant famith of the Connecticut: Mrs. F
Brooks Upham, whose husband Is one
of the New Jersey's lieutenants; Mrs.
A. E. Sterllntr and Mrs. D. M". Adfllson
wife of the paymaster of the Virginia
are among the Navy women already
registered to sail July 6.
AEIZONAN BUCKED THE BREEZE.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 5. The
American-Hawaiian steamship company's
freighter Arizonan. which arrived
yesterday from Salina Cruz bj
way of San Diego, does not mind a
little thing like a sixty-mile an hour
head wind. Nearly all the way from
the Mexican port the Arizonan bucked
the northwester that blew the Kosmos
liner Anubls stern first for 100 miles.
Against this same wind the Arizonan
plowed along at a 10-knot gait. Seas
swept the freighter's deck, mounting
at times to the bridge, but the Arizo
nan moved ribght along through It alL
The Arizonan brought 2000 tons of
cargo. I00O of which Is for this port.
The cargo Includes structural Iron and
marble.
. .
AN AUSTRALIAN COiTXrEBCIAL
TRAVELER'S STORY.
It is the commercial traveler who
finds the many changes of climate and
water trving. "Mr. Chas. G. Chapman,
who represents a laree Brisbane concern,
had been troubled for years with
chronic diarrhoea. On one of hb trips
a fellow traveler recommended Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedv, and thb is what he says of it:
"I procured a bottle and experienced
great relief after takin? a few doses.
Before the bottle was finished I was
cured and have nut been tronbleii
1 : it rfn? - .
safelv rely upon hb inteUigenee, '" eT ' I0.r sale oy
fc ' Benson, Smith &
,. .. ,, Co., Ltd., Agents for
genee and discretion." j Hawaiian Islands.
JAPANESE LAWBREAKERS
TOLD TO USE FIREARMS
, To enforce the law against some of
the keepers ef the Japanese dives of
thb city, which were dosed a ssort
time ago and which the Japanese proprietors
say they will reopen, the
Kee fear that they will have to resort
to a fight with firearms and a possible
shedding of blood.
From, reliable information recently
received the authorities are of the
opinion that a determined attempt to
open a portion of the tenderloin will
be made tonight- It has teen intimated
that certain Orientals have
banded together and raised a fund of
several thousand dollars with whieh to
pcreiase legal advice, and that thisi
hni had been advised that should the
poliee attempt to molest the lawbreakers
they should resist even to the
shedding of blood. Isoy, a notorious
character, is said to be at the head of
the movement.
The police will not permit any such
centemplated lawbreaking under any
eirenmstanees, and the matter will
await developments. An investigation
started yesterday proved that there is
great unrest among the classes most affected
by the SHrveillanee of the poliee
and that troublous tines are in store
between those who will attempt to
show their eontempt for the law of the
land and the police who intend to en
force respect for it. j
HILO, Juno 11. With manufactures
of its lumber In sight, other than ties,
the Santa Fe contract is not looming:
up in quite as large proportions as it
did before the Hawaiian Mahogany
Lumber company had begun to plan,
for turning out flooring, paving blocks,
telephone p'ins, telephone poles, piles,
fence posts, tannic acid and firewood
from Its ohla trees, says the Hawaii
Herald. All of these are possible as
by-products, all have been discussed,
some have been planned and order already
received. For the koa tree
product after the band mill has been
Installed, there will be a veneerinjr
plant, then the extraction of tannic
acid from the bark and sawdust. This
is as far as the company has gone
at present, but one line of manufacturing
will suggest another till the forests
of the lsand of Hawaii will be one
great hive of industry, each branch or
which will require Its distinct ma
chinery.
It was the scarcity of hardwood
lumber In the United States that flrst
suggested expansion to the. Hawaii
people. Samples of ohla have been
sent here and there on the mainland,
tests have been made and assurances
received that ohla possesses nil the
qualities of the best hardwoods for tho
purposes Indicated, and' that It will
take readily In the mainland markets.
One such opinion was backed up by
an order for a million feet of ohla to
be used as a substitute for oak and
ash. Flooring made from It has been
pronounced equal to maple In texture
and grain. And the flooring will be
made in the forests of Hawaii, not
shipped from here In the rough.
Even the sawdust has Its marketable
value as Jared G. Smith, officer In
charge of the United States Experiment
Station of the Department of
Agriculture, has testified for he has re
ported that enough tannic acid can bo
extracted from the sawdust of the ohla
to guarantee Jts manufacture, at a
profit, as a business commodity. His
analysis shows that the ohla sawdust
contains a larger percentage of acid
than either oak or hemlock, the products
of which are now those mainly
in use on the mainland. "Paving blocks!
can be made from .the cut-off of tho
timber used for ties: firewood and telephone
pins will come from wood that
Tyould otherwise be wasted. In fact the
company Is planning to turn to merchantable
account every 'particle of
wood taken from the 100,000 acres of
forest under its control. In the manu
facture of which special machinery will
be needed for each different product.
Operations at the koa mill were suspended
only temporarily to enable the
installation of a band mill with a dally
capacity of 20.COO feet. This was
necessary owing to Jhe size of the loga
In the forest, as it is not unusual to
have logs that are six feet In diameter,
and eighteen to twenty feet in length.
The use of a band mill Is preferred
owing to the large saving it effect In
saw kerf which, owing to the high
grade of the lumber, should be as fine
as possible, not exceeding one-eighth
of an inch. The market calls for high
grade manufactures from this lumber,
and this decided the company to erect
a band mill.
For veneering purposes there will hi
a special plant erected in the koa forest
after the band mill, and this will
shortly be decided. The veneering
plant, if completed as now projected,
will turn out annually in the shape of
lumber or veneers, or both, about six
million feet which, at the present market
price, would be worth $500,000 a
year in Its rough condition without
veneering. From the koa and
saw dust tannic acid can be extracted,
and analyses that have been mada
show that both contain from twenty to
thirty per cent, of tannin. With tho
completion of the railroad line from
Glenwood to Keauhou the company has
direct communication from forest to
tidewater. Shipments of koa are now
being made, in the shape of fitches
suitable for veneering, to the principle
manufacturing cities In the United
States, a the new steamer Lurllne.
due here on Saturday, will take 25,000
feet of k-a on her flr.st trip consigned
to different par ies In Chicago, San
Francisco New York. Cincinnati,
Grand Rapids an-1 Boston.
Reports upon the Hawaiian koa. or
mahocan that have been received to
date from on the mainland to
whom it has been sent, are highly satisfactory
and In, several Instances It
his been pronounced by experts as superior
to Cuban mahogany. Temporarily
the koa Is being stored In the
Hilo boat landing for shioment, pending
negotiations now in progress regarding
other wharfage arrangements.
The ohla tie mill now being erected
at Puna will be completed within
five days, with shipments ready to
b made early in August. It has a
daily capacity of 100,000 feet of sawn
lumber, or 3000 ties each 8 feet by 5 by
S inches. The machinery was
eo from the Filer and Stonell Company
of Milwaukee, one of the largest
manufacturers of saTymlH machinery,
and the Puna mill will be one of the
'areest in operation in the Unl'd
States. The mill building 5s IocaeJ
rIgU on the line of the Hilo Railroad
ro that the ties can be placed on the
cors from the mill platform. A logging
railroad line Into the forest, two
miles long, has been built by the company.
A Shay locomotive has been
ordered for this line and, upon Its
arrival, the twenty logging cars that
are being completed at the Hilo railroad
shoos, will be used to bring the
logs to the mill. Brothers havi
begun their work of pulling the tro"
and. In a few davs, will be ready t
deliver to the mill.
After furnishing the foresolng tilts
to the Herald, Manager Harris said:
"The company was organized tvw
years ago. Its capital Is now $259,009.
It has 10,000 acres of ohla timber land
In Puna. 19.300 acres of koa land at
Keauhou. and timber license? coverir.tr
ion square miles, or 5i,O0O acres. In
Kona. The company has had its
troublous times but T believe Its difficulties
are now ended. There Is work
ahead, plenty of It: and If we progress
no further In manufacturing than has
already been discussed, and partly ar
ranged, theie will be an Indnstrj established
on the island of Hawaii, that
will be surprising."
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The KInau on arrival "Wednesday
will have 5000 bag3 of K. S. M. u?ar
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