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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 30, 1S9S.
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A Bit for Two Bits
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And some for four and more. These are JENNINGS' BITS, of which
we have a full assortment. Ship and house carpenters' Augers,
German Bits, Gimlet Bits, Car Bits, Extension Bits, and all sorts of
Bits.
Of other tools we will just mention the old, well-known Heller
Brothers' Farriers' Tools, of which we carry a full line. Every far
rier admits these to be the best made on earth.
We cannot give you a list of all the tools we carry in stock, but if
wanting anything in this line you are about sure to find same at
E. O. HALL & SON, Ld.
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Associate Prei-s Dispatch S. F. Chronicle.
8 A LARGE INCREASE OF BUSINESS. R
NEW YORK, April 5. The sales of the Remington
Standard Typewriter, the world over, for March this
year, largely exceeded any previous month in its his
tory. Typewriter sales are a good barometer of general
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The situation of the wharf as pro
posed by the Government is not at all
suited to the requirements cf the rail
way. It would stand nearly east and
west when the wharves for rail
way use should stand nearly north
and south, to be convenient for plac
ing cars alongside ships. All addi
tional expense incurred through such
awkward unbusinesslike arrangement
of bringing ship and car together, is
loss an unnecessary loss that must be
borne by all the people having freight
ing interests on that side of the harbor.-
Perhaps some one who "knows
all about it" will be good enough to
explain in what way the "people" are
to be benefitted by the consummation
of the Government plan. No one yet
has done so!
In closing, permit me to add: "Mr.
G. F. Allardt, a civil engineer of high
standing upon whose survey and re
port the entrance to Honolulu harbor
was deepened to 30 feet a few years
since; has, unasked, submitted his
views on the very subject herein dis
cussed, in a letter addressed ito the un
dersigned. As. 'Mr. Allardt would bo
considered authority on harbor im
provements anywhere in the world, it
has been suggested by some prominent
men who have read the letter that it
ought to be printed for the benefit of
the public, especially as the author, is
wholly disinterested, and expresses his
unbiased opinion in a friendly manner.
Thanking you for this indulgence.
I am very respectfully,
B. F. DILLINGHAStf.
Honolulu, April 25, 1S9S.
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General
& Land
F. DILLINGHAM. Eso..
-Manager Oahu Railway
Company, Honolulu, H. I.
Dear Sir: I have read with much
interest the correspondence relative to
the enlargement of Honolulu harbor
as published in the 'Advertiser" of
January IS. 19, 20 and 21, copies cf
which you mailed me.
The importance cf the subject, not
only to your company but to the pub
lic at large, demands the most serious
consideration. Being somewhat famili
ar with the conditions of your harbor,
I take the liberty of herewith sub
mitting a few facts and figures which,
I trust, may prove of some value in
solving the problem. I shall net touch
upon the legal rights of the contest
ing parties, as that matter has. very
properly, been submitted io the courts,
but shall confine my remarks solely
to the engineering and commercial
features of the case, regardless of the
real ownership cr corporate rights in
the premises.
For a clearer understanding of the
situation I submit two maps: Map
No. 1, showing the proposed plans of
improvement and the part of Honolulu
harbor under discussion, and Map Xo.
2. showing the general plan of harbor
improvements adopted in San Fran
cisco. Both maps, are drawn to the
same scale, 300 feet to the inch.
As I understand it the problem is
how best to increase the shipping faci
lities in the northern arm of Hono
lulu harbor. The Government plan
is to construct a substantial wharf,
COO ft. long and 100 ft. wide, across the
mouth of the Nuuanu inlet, and to fill
in, or reclaim, the shallow., tide lands
between the wharf and the shore.
(See Map Xo. 1). It is apparent, at a
glance, that this arrangement will add
only 600 feet 'to the available wharf
frontage of the harbor. On the other
hand,
Iany,
Govern-
the
which I will ca'.l the "Railroad i mont decides to cut out those &i i
Plan," provides for a system of paral- j another uncalled fcr and wasieiui
lei wharves and slips running about ! penditure of the public funds,
at right angles to the proposed Gov-j Furthermore, the Government pian.
eminent wharf. This plan will event-! instead of enlarging the harbor, wm
ually create an additional wharf front-! in reality contract it, as its wharf ex-
age of 5,200 feet, cr more than eight
times as much as the Government
plan. The construction of the wharves
and the dredging of the adjacent slips
would, of course, be carried on grad
ually, one at a time, as the necessities
of commerce may demand.
l he Government officials admit, it is
tends some fifty feet tanner miu
harbor than do the pier-heads of the
wharves proposed in the railroad plan.
Finally, should the Government
wharf be constructed, the material in
front of the same will be dredged out
to a depth of, say, 2tf feet at low tide,
i -in,1 tho vrv tformin flliestlOn UUl
true, that greater wharf aeeemmoda-: then arise whether it will not become
tions will be required in the near fut-j necessary ta construct a massive re
tire, in which event they say that ; taining wall, or sea-wall, some GOO feet
'"slips can then be easily cut into the Jin length, for the purpose of prevent
long wharf now being built." Thisjing the soft mud from sliding back
means, in other words, that two-thirds ' into the harbor; and then, when said
of this COO ft. wharf must be "rooted 'slip-cutting process is begun, two
up" and destroyed, and that then, after 'thirds of this costly sea-wall will have
all. the railroad plan of parallel; to be torn cut and removed another
wharves and slips will be practically, j waste of the public funds,
adopted. It may well be asked, why j The wharf and slip system proposed
not build the wharf upon the correct ' by your company is, in no sense, a
line in the first instance instead of new experiment. With some slight mo
wasting the public funds in building tlifications it has been adopted by the
a costly structure in the wrong place ; maritime cities of the United States.
and afterwards pulling it down.
The Government further argues that
the railroad plan involves too much
dredging, and that dredging is expen
sive. This may be true, but an insnec-
notably Xew York, Boston and Port
land. In San Francisco, notwithstand
ing its five or six miles of available
harbor frontage, .the same system has
been approved and adopted. It was
tion Of the man Will show that the rprnmnipmlpii nffp-r m.iturp rnnsidera-
construction of the Government wharf: tion by a commission appointed in
not only necessitates a large amount ! 1S77. eomnosed of such distinguished
of dredging from the wharf out to the experts as Admiral Rodgers. of the
20 ft. depth at low tide, but also in- tt Vnw Cninnoi Aindn nf th
VOlves the COSt Of filling to Street- IT . S KnHnpprs Professor "Davidson, of
grade the
the wharf
entire area lying between
and the shore-line of thq
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd,, Sole Agents,
Hamakua Plantation,
Paauilo, Hawaii, H. I.
Mr. J. G. Spencer,
Pacific Hardware Co., .
Honolulu.
Dear Sir: The Secretary Disc Plow I pur
chased from you is giving us satisfaction. We
are using it to plow under a crop of lupins. They
are three feet high and very thick. Your plow
turns them completely under, at the same time
plowing the land fourteen inches deep.
1 feel satisfied that with this plow the draft
for the same quantity and depth of work is as
6 to 8. That is, with the old plow, to do the same
work, it takes 8 good mules; with your plow it
takes only 6, and they are less tired at night.
Please send me another plow by first schooner
leaving for this.
You are at liberty to use this in any way you
may see fit. tours truly,
A. LIDGATE.
WATSON, LAIDLAW & C0S
Water
Which does away with two-thirds of the
floor space, three-fourths of the oil, and
the whole of the helting required for
drying sugar with the ordinary machine.
May be seen in motion on application to
212
Queen St.
ROBERT CATTON.
Eiti.
CATTON, M
Founders and Machinists.
213 Queen St., bet. Alakea and Richards Sts., Honolulu. .
Invito Enquiries for General Ironwork; Iron and Brass Cast
ings. Ships' Blacksmiths. Cemetery Railings and
Crestings Made to Order: Samples on Hand.
REPAIRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
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the U. S. Coast Survey, and Ir. T. J.
Arnold, the then chief engineer of the
inlet nearly fifteen acres of tide lands. .Harbor Beard. The general desirti is
requiring, at a rough estimate, about 'shown on .Map Xo. 2. The wharves
one hundred and fifty thousand (150,-j or ,,jers. as'thev are here called, run
000) cubic yards of material, a large ' nut r0o fpPt from thP ap.i-wall. and the
slips between them are 200 feet in
width. This width of slips was con
sidered essential to obviate the great
inconvenience and expense of vessels
lying at outer berths hauling out to
tallow entrance and exit for vessels
lying at inner berths at the same slip.
I notice, by the way, that your pro
posed slips are only 150 feet in. width.
This is a little scant, but considering
that the breadth of beam of the largest
ship seldom exceeds forty feet, this
width will answer the purpose fairly
well, as it gives a clear passage of
seventy feet for exit and entrance be
tween vessels docked on both sides cf
the slip.
A noteworthy feature of the San
Francisco plan is the Belt Railroad,
so called, which will eventually be ex
tended around the entire -waterfront.
The xise of its tracks is made free by
law, to all railroad companies. The
method of connecting the tracks with
the piers is also shown on the map.
The main object sought to be attained
was "to bring ship and car together,"
one of the most essential requirements
of modern commerce.
Returning to our (Honolulu harbor,
it seems to me there can be but one
opinion as to the relative merits of the
two plans proposed. To sum up the
Government plan will add only COO
feet to the available wharf frontage
and will actually contract the harbor;
while the railroad plan provides for a
future extension of some 5,200 feet of
the wharf frontage, besides materially
augmenting deep water area cf the
harbor.
In case the controversy is carried to
the Legislature, I would suggest that
you have prepared a large wall map,
to be hung up in the Legislature hall
while the matter is under deliberation.
The map should exhibit all lines and
objects likely to be referred to in the
discussion. Have the lines made
heavy, and the figures and lettering
large and bold, in order that they can
be plainly distinguished by all the
members. Plenty of coloring will add
to the effectiveness of the map. Draw
to a scale, of say, 20 feet per inch,
which will make the size about 9 feet
by 15 feet.
I would further suggest that Mr.
iKluegel, your Chief Engineer, come
well fortified with figures on the rela
tive cost of the two plans, especially
in the matter of dredging, not forget
ting to emphasize the advantage of
utilizing the dredged material in re
claiming low waste lands, thereby ad
ding to the taxable property of the
city.
In conclusion, I desire to say, with
all due respect to the gentlemen com
posing the Hawaiian Cabinet, (several
of whom I have the honor to know),
that the carrying out of the Govern
ment plan would in my humble
judgment be a very grave error,
and would result in irreparable
injury to Honolulu harbor. Indeed, it
may be the first step to drive the Ho
nolulu shipping to the deep and more
commodious waters of Pearl harbor.
Respectfully submitted,
G. F. ALLARDT,
Chief Engineer, 420 California Street.
San Francisco, Cal., February 17,
1S9S.
&
REWARD OF MERIT.
At the CHICAGO CYCLE SHOW in
1S97, each visitor on entering the
Snow was handed a coupon reading as
below:
"After viewing the exhibits, kindly
fill in the name of the Bicycle which,
pleases ycu best as regards beauty
and mechanical merit, and deposit the
coupon in ba'.lot box near exits.
Name of Bicycle
The "Shirk" received 17,489 ballots
against 12,377 the next highest. When
it is known that all the leading makes
of wheels in the United States were
on exhibition at this Show, the above
speaks for itself. The HONOLULU
BICYCLE CO. have secured the Agency
for this strictly high grade wheel.
IT WILL INTEREST YOU TO CALL
, TEL. 4lO. i v -r - I
l CAL fDO -
azette lJ
AND SEE IT.
The SHIRK is the best
ever happened.
thing
that
ad the Hawaiian

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