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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 10 18i)o.
2 HE SAMOAN LAND CLAIMS, Report of Commis8ioDer Chambers Finally Made Public. MAN T OF THK 11 TILES DEI ECriVf. American Go verntnent'a Station iu Pan ero I'ancro Bav Not as aluable as Supposed Bulk of Acreage Claimed by Americans Rejected Bad Titles. Washington (D. C.)i April 4. The report of W. L. Chambers, United States Land Commissioner to Samoa, dated February 3, 1895, was made pub lic today. Mr. Chambers was one of the three Commissioners appointed by the treaty powers of Great Britain, Germany and the United States, un der tbe provisions of the Berlin treaty, to adjust and settle all claims of aliens to land in Samoa. The annual meeting of the commit tee was held January 4, 1894, at Apia The reports include all the tit le papers to Samoan lands, and are of consider able value. An exhibit attached to the report shows that the total num ber of claims filed before the commit tee were 3492. Of these, 1422 were German, 1757 British, 307 American, 326 French and 13 miscellaneous. The total claims aggregated 1,691,892 acres, while the island contains 950,000 acres. Only 8 per cent, of the claims were confirmed. The vast bulk of acreage claimed by Americans was rejected because ofThe manifestly inadequate consideration given for it, and because the titles were defective under several of the provisions of the treaty. About 21,- 000 acres were confirmed to Amen cans. Most or tnem beiootrea to a corporation composed of San Fran cisco stockholders. "At the time the investigation took place," says Mr Chambers, "this cor poration was insolvent, aud is still re ported insolvent. The titles were con firmed to certain trustees. None of the stockholders resided in Samoa, and so far as my investigation of tbe matter went none of them bad ever resided there, nor has the company nor its trustees an accent in the coun try. Deducting tbe land confirmed to this company, I think it is a safe est! mate that not exceeding L'OOO acres were confirmed to claimauts. Almost all the land of the San Francisco com pany is for sale tLnd is liable to be sold, if at all, to England's or Germany's subjects rather than to Americans, lor whatever inducements there may be tor English or German investment in the Samoan Islands, I cannot see that there exists any reason for fur ther American investments." Continuing, Mr. Chambers says he heard of only nineteen bona-fide Americans in the couutry exclusive of officials and does not believe there are tbirty Americans there all told, in cluding those who claim citizenship through naturalization. tie says there are several well to-do Americans engaged in mercantile pursuits, one of whom is the wealthiest man in the country. Some of these are married to native women and probably will never return to the United btates. "I have been thus explicit in refer ence to the property owned by Amer icans as well as to the number of Americans in the couutry in order that the department may know our relationship to Samoa as it was devel oped in the course of the investiga tions into laud titles, aud because I conceive it my duty to let our Govern ment know how iusiruificant such interests really are." Iu reference to Paugo-Pango Bay Mr. Chambers says that the claim of the United States Government was examiued and confirmed, but that the claims are by no means so valuable as the Americau people seem to think What are thought to be the most val uable parts of the shore of the bay have never been acquired by the United States The harbor is so deep and the bay so small that not more than three or four ships could be an chored there in case the wind was blowing either into the harbor or ofT shore. He recommends that if our ports are considered to be really of vilue steps should be taken to acquire such addi tional rights as may make those al ready held of use. He argues, how ever, that the station is not likely to oe oi lurtner use,- aud thiuks the ad visability of making future invest ments there should be fully consid ered before taking any further steps in the matter. i - A New Kearsar&e. A Washington special runs: It has been discovered that the Naval Ap propriation bill makes provision for perpetuating the name of the Kear sarge. One of the new battleships which is authorized by that measure is to be named after the historic vessel which was wrecked on Roncador Beef. There was a general desire, which was heartily supported by Secretary Herbert, to construct a vessel which should stand as a memorial to the old Kearsargo. It is recognized, even in the official branches of the Navy Department, that the Jackies' superstition regarding a ship bearing a name such as that of the Kearsarge carries with it good luck for those on board. The announcement that a future battleship destined to play a promi nent part in naval warfare is to be named the Kearearge will be received with gratification on every hand in the navy. Any special design for rubber stamps engraved to order at the Gazette office. IT COMES HIGH. But Yoiiiicr Gt'orce Vanderbilt Will Have the Finest Estate In America. Special Correspondence. J Asheville, N. C, March IS. George Vanderbilt is 20 years old, unmarried, and will soon be the owner of the finest estate in the world. He is very quiet in his tastes, preferring his books and pic tures to the Treasures of society. It Is TI1E VANDERBILT MANSION. for this reason he will live in the soli tude of maiestio mountains instead of the atmosphere of clubs and theaters. For the last three years the youngest son of William H. Vanderbilt has given his attention and money to the erection of his new home at Asheville. Ho comes here every few months and remains a few weeks at tho "Red Farm House," his temporary residence. It will prob ably be seven years before his home and grounds are completed, in spite of the fact that GOO workmen are employed daily upon the work. Mr. Vanderbilt will probably eat his Christmas dinner in 1896 in his palace, for it is nothing else. He has acquired the title to 100,000 acres of land (about 160 square miles) in and around Asheville. It is said he may drive 87 miles in a straight lino from his chateau and still be on his own possessions. Already 70 miles of mac adam roads have been built, which are lined with brilliant hued, hardy trop ical plants and myriad colored rhodo dendrons. These roads lead down to the valley or up hill after hill to the heaven aspiring peak of the famous Mount Pisgah, or perhaps they wind toward that blue, hazy cnrtain which on nearer inspection proves to be the Smoky range, or else wend their way toward tho grandeur of the Black mountains. Tho chateau when finished will testi fy to the magnificent work oi man, as tbe scenery does to the wondrous work of nature. The house stands on an es planade of 700 by 800 feet. This was made by cutting down the summit of a hill and filling in the depressions. A perfeot level is the result Tho architec ture is pure Italian. It is built of Mary land limestone and is four stories high. Let the imagination run riot, and even then one can have but a faint con ception of tho magnitude of this sump tuous home. As a starting point, recol lect a troop of cavalry might walk though the loggias and a regiment march down the stairways. The ban quet hall and reception room is as large as any ordinary church, and a city house might be comfortably ensconced in the library. The magnificent carv ings about the principal entrances are in the hands of Karl Bitter. One of the guardians of the portals is a heroio stat ue of Jeanne d'Aro. Beyond the drive way is a terraced stairway in imitation of the famous Porto Aggatio. Possibly these two facts show the historic eclec ticism of the owner. On the right is the tennis ground, with its quaint teahouse and stone fountain about 2,000 years old, brought from tho vicinity of the Nile. Still farther is the conservatory, the only spot that invites criticism, it being very small and unpretentious. On tho left of the chateau aro situated the stables, carriago houses and dog ken nels. A branch of tlio Southern rail road runs from Biltmoro to tho back of tho house, thus enabling a private car to run directly to the door of the man sion. Besides the railroad ono finds a stono quarry, whero all tho stone used for walls, roads, foundations, etc., has been procured; also a dairy of 250 cows and a brickkiln. From the private nurseries over 1,000,000 plants and ornamental trees have been transplanted into the grounds. In another year a game preserve and hundreds of deer will be an acquisition to the parks. About that time 20 cot tages, costing $20, 000 each, will have been erected. These houses will be rent ed to tho personal friends of Mr. Van derbilt. A $100,000 church is already in an advanced state of erection, and last, but not least of his many posses sions, is the country store at Biltmore owned by this millionaire. Mr. Vanderbilt bad no trouble in se curing the property he wished with one exception. Charles Collins, a thrifty ne gro, owns a plot of seven acres right in the middle of tbe rich man's domains. Collins has scornfully refused $7, 500 and will continue to be Mr. Vanderbilt's nearest neighbor until he gets his own price, said to be $12,000. No one is al lowed on the grounds without a special permit, and all cameras are confiscated and not returned until tbe visitor leaves the gates. An impartial observer cannot but commend the young millionaire, who is improving a vast territory, giving employment to thousands of men, seem ingly investing his money wisely and building tho most magnificent estate in the world. Maude James Chilton. Funkiaa or Ta.T Lilies. There are few more beautiful or more useful plants to tbe gardener than thoso known as funkias or sometimes hemerocalluses. Meehan tells that they will grow in the deepest shade if not very dry and flower profusely, taking care of themselves from year to year, but will still bo thankful for a little fertilizing material being placed around them. They are very well known under the common name of "day lilies, " a name, however, which somo are en davoring to supplant by another com mon name "plantain lily." Yon can buy the this paper st Hilo of latest dates of J. A. Martin. SEQTJAH THIS EVENING, AT THE OLD ABM0RY, Seqnah Speaks and Acts At 7:30 O'clock. WILL PLAY AT THE Evening Lecture WITH For your own benefit, come, see, hear and judge for youreelves. SEQUAH ' SPEAKS. 3960 I m NEW GROCERY STORE 332 NUUANU STREET, Between Hotel and King Streets. American and English Groceries. Fresh Canned California Fruits, I'roviBions of all kinds. 'New Goods received by even steamer from the Coast and EuroDe. Satisfaction guaranteed. Purchases de livered to all parts of the city. TELEPHONE 1004. GEO. McINTYRE ATTENTION ! 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Mixoli- and be ANCHOK SALOON. 39C4-lw NATIONAL Band SUFFERERS RHEUMATISM BEAR This in Mind. Even in the wilds of the forest you'll find McINERNY'S SHOES, Fort Street, .... Honolulu. Tie Life mm OF NEW YORK, RICHARD A. McCURDY, - - President. Company's Statement for the Year Ending December 31st, 1894 ASSETS Income. Received lor Premiums Received from all other Sources Disbursement?. To Poiicy-h'ders for Claims bydeath... $11 " 11 for End'm'ts.Divid'dstc 9 For all other Accounts Assets. United States Bond and other Securities $83 970,690 First lien Loans on Bonds and Mortgage 71,339.415 Loans on Stocks and Bonds ll,36f 100 Real Estate 21 691.733 Cash in Banks and Trust Companies 9,655,198 Accrued Interest, Deferred Premiums, etc 6,615 65 iteserve lor Policies and otnerL.'b'hties,Uo.'a Standard, Am .4 percent. 182,109,456 14 surplus insurance ana Annuities assumed and renewed $750,290,677 97 insurance and Annuities in force Ltecemner 1 have correct. careiuiiy examined trie loregoing Statement and rind ihe same to be From the Surplus a dividend Report of the Examining Committee. Office of The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Feb. 7, 1895. At a meeting of the Hoard of Trustees ot this Company, held on the 26th day of pecemb r last, the undersigned were i ppointed a Committee to examine tbe annual statemtnt for th- yr ending December 31, 1894, and to verify the same by comparison with the assets of the Company. The- Committee have carefully performed the duty assigned to them, and hereby certify that the statement is in all particulars correct, and that the assets specified therein are in possession of rhe Company. I-i making this certificate the Committee bear testimony to the high character of the investments of the Company and express their approval of the system, order, and accuracy with which the accounts and vouchers have been kept, and the business in general transacted. Signed, H. C. Von Post, J. Hobart Herrick, Charles R. Henderson. Theo. A. Havemeyer. Charles E. Miller, Robert Se well. Board of Samuel 1. Babcock , Charhs E Miller. Oliver Harriman, George 8. Coe, Walter R Gillette, J no. W Auchincloss, George Bliss, Dudley Olcott. Alex. H. Rice, George S. Bowdoin, Henry H. Rogers, Charles R Henderson. George F Baer. He raann U. Von Post, Adrian Iselin, Jr., Stuyvesant Fish, Wm. P. Dixon, ROBERT Augustus D A. GRANNISS, WALTER R. GILLETTE. General Manaeer. ISAAC P. LLOYD, 2d Vice-President. WILLIAM J. E ASTON, Secrtarv. FREDERIC CROMWELL. Treasurer. 1 JOHN A. FONDA, Assistant Treasurer. WILLIAM P. SAND-, Cashier. EMORY McCLINTOCK. JOHN TATLOCK, Jr., assistant Actuary. CHARLES A. PRELLEU, Audior. EDWARD LYMAN SHORT, General Solicitor. MEDICAL DIRECTORS: GDSTAYUS S. WINSTON, M.D. GRANVILLE M. For particulars apply to General Agent FERTILIZERS ! THE HAWAIIAN FERTILIZING COMPANY keeps always and constants on hand all the well known CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS and offers them for sale a" the lowest market rates. They manufacture complete High Grade Fertilizers to any special formula ano guarantee the analysis, and all that other firms do. Planters would do well to write the undersigned before ordering anvwhere eif A douar saved is a dollar made. .A.. F. COOKE, Proprietor and Manager Hawaiian Fertilizing Company. 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Owing to the drought and scarcity of water, the residents above Judd street and on the slopes of Punohbjwl BUB are requested to collect what water t hey may require for household purposes between tin? hours of 5 and 10 o'clock a. m. ANDREW BROWN, Bapt Honolulu Water Works. 3968-tf WATER NOTICE Holders of water privileges, or thoee paying water rates, are hereby notified that the hours for irrigation purposes are from 7 to 8 o'clock a. m. and 5 to 6 o'clock p.m. ANDREW BROWN, Superintendent of Water Work. Approved J. A. Kino, Minister of the Interior. Honolulu, March It, 1893. 3942-tf EXHIBITION MASONIC -:- TKMPIJD French Fancy Goods, Gloves, Laces Silk Waist, Ladies' Fine French J.ineu , Underwear, Etc. Sold at Very Low Prices IMPOKTKl) MKKl-TLY BY M. POULAIN. GloTea Warranted not f Itreak 99 Crack. Any Kind of Underwear mado to Order. 3930-(m TELEPHONE 478. LEWIS & CO. 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