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snrn cacifu -.ummekcial uvehtiser. Honolulu. September 22, too. The Sherwin Williams Paint ( v n k r a 11 k i ) Made to paint buildings with outside and inside Laa this guarantee in plain letters on every can: "We guarantee that this paint, when properly used, will not crack, flake or chalk off, and will cover more surface, work better, wear longer and permanently look better than other paints, including Pure White Lead and Oil We herebv agree to forfeit the value of the paint aud the cost of applying it, if in any instance, it is not found as above represented." THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COilPANY. We have a large stock of S.-W. P. and live up to the above guarantee. Call for a color card of the bebt mixed paint made. E. 0. HALL & SON, Ltd, CORNER FORT AND KINQ STREETS. II Kash "The apparel oft' Proclaims the man." The wearer of Alfred Benja min & Co clothes shows most excellent judgement. He tas selected the neatest fitting, most stylish and best wearing clothes made. Furthermore, they have cost him very little money. Full stock now on hand. Come and see them. HO Co., Clotfii l-iiviite:d TWO STORES Comer Fori and Hotel Streets and Hotel near Bethel. Advertisement Changed Mondays. LADIES'MUSLIN UNDBRWMR Greatly Underpriced No better place to find bargains than our's and you don't have to hunt for them. Just look in our windows. Special sailing this week of the following, all well made of fine material: Night Gowns 75c, $1 00, $1.25 and $1 50. Underskirts $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50. Chemises 40c and upward. Drawers . . ., 40c, 50c and 75c. Combination Skirts at various prices. PROGRESS BLOCK Fort Street. I J v- v. .-gsfcf I 1 WW'jjiiI 4. - " I got my Pocket Kodak at the Hono lulu Photo Supply Co. and I can recommend it as a perfect one. June F. Morgan, President; Cecil Brawn. Vice Preident; JVHu. te. Secretary: Charlet H. Atherton, Anditor; W. H. Hoor. Ttm srer and Manager. X3:-cLSta-co &z Co., ZLtd., WHOLESALE ATS RETAIL SEALERS IN Firewood, Stove, Steam, Blacksmith's Coal Also Black and White Sand. Telephone Main 295. Special Attention Given to Draying. nSTE"W" G-OODS Arrived Per S. S. Alameda Selling Wav Rplnu; r?n!t ai,uiuay is wur Great Bargai: Goo 6im Dry Goods and Gents' Furnishings 11 Vi Nminnii tnPt. SENATORS SEE HAWAIIAN SIGHTS (Continued from Page 1.) been utter disregard of the residence feature, and that there had been col lusion between the officials and sugar interests. He also referred to forest re serves, which prevented the settlers from securing lands which were capa ble of the highest cultivation. He attacked the settlement associa tion openings, the refusal to open cer tain reserves, the permitting of public officials to speculate in lands, holding back of patents after payment, the sending to Washington of the Commis sioner and the concealment of the true character of lands under right of pur chase leases. Mr. Loebenstein talked of oligarchy and octopus and suggested that Sec. 2410, Revised Statutes, could be made applicable here. Opposition to new laws he said was due to a desire to hold on to a good thing. He claimed Hawaii offered an oppor tunity for diversified industries and advocated the opening of the lands to the axe and plowshare. He said the American land laws would permit the opening of great, tracts and would allow an other industry to spring up. He sug gested that the lands held by planta-! tions under lease be divided among the people as soon as possible, and called Hilo Andromedae waiting for a deliver er, because much of the land is held by the Waiakea Mill Company and can not be purchased. He urged the aboli tion of the lease system, saying the government had been in the landlord business long enough. Senator Mitchell took up the exam ination, saying that the memorial was a criticism of the administration, not an explanation of the laws. He ques tioned Loebenstein at length and drew out some statements of interest. He detailed the method of procedure. Tak ing the case of a 999 acre tract in Puna, he said the matter was advertised as Sec. 1, Oneloa, at fifty cents an acre, a right of purchase lease. Ten days before the advertised time parties fell in line here and held place, to the num ber of twenty, comprising Japs, Porto liicans and Hawaiians. The land went to a man in line, not the one who orig inally applied, but one who kept men there to hold his place, a man who could not carry out the provisions of the land act, who got the land for some one eise. To Senator Burton Loebenstein said there was a strong sentiment here for American homesteads and he favored forty acres as the maximum. Burton asked if twenty acres would not be bet ter, and was told that some places that would be sufficient and others not. Loebenstein said he favored the nation al government having control of lands and not the local authorities. He said charges of favoritism were such that any legislation which would afford a solution to the problem would be eager ly welcomed. Senator Mitchell wanted to know what homesteaders would do with lands, and Loebenstein responded that small fruits and food products would be cultivated to a great extent. To Senator Burton Loebenstein said the people favored city and county government and that the reason why there was no proper bill passed last year was that the centralized form of government, finding its power waning. used its most strenuous efforts to pre vent it. E. S: Boyd took up the examination and wanted Loebenstein to tell some one who was not qualified who had se cured lands. Loebenstein said one settlement "association was headed by John T. Baker, who received a tract of six or seven thousand acres at a nominal rental which yielded high rental to him, and if a due degree of caution had been exercised this appli cation would have been thrown away. Another tract was on the Olaa road, an association headed by Thomas , E. Cooke and others, some friends of the Commissioner and others in the local land office, they getting the land at $12 an acre, whereas it was worth $100 to $15.1 an acre. At another point, twenty nine miles, an association of rich men got 1400 acres and they had never maintained residence. Other instances were cited. He said not a single set tlement association had complied with the law, but admitted there could be no title until the conditions had been com plied with exactly. E. S. Boyd said that settlement asso ciations could ripply for lands and there had never been any complaints of favoritism and none had been shown. Senator Burton took up the question, saying that an application signed by an attorney was an evasion and that Baker's case seemed one of these, and the Hilo folks thinking this a point scored against the administration, ap plauded. Boyd denied that anything was withheld from the public. As to the 999 acre lease the government took the matter up to permit an experiment in dairy farming. No preference was given. Loebenstein was grilled a bit upon his statement as to whv Bovd went to Washington and in return Boyd got back by saying he had to wait in the capital. Again Boyd said he was op posed to any change In the land law Loebenstein cut into the ditch matter to contradict the statement that 130 miles of trails had been cut, saying that there could not have been more than ene-tenth that amount. Mr. Philip Peck, the banker, then read the memorial in which the opin ions of Hili are united. Passing from the history he took up the breakwater and exploited that proposition fully He then favored a new Federal build ing and a quarantine station, asked for consideration of land matters and pro tection for coffee. Senator Mitchell asked if " estimate had been made as to the cost of the breakwater, and Mr. Peck said not The depth ho put at from thirty-two to forty fvet. He said the wharf proposed wt.u'.d be 'Vi fe.-t long. In regard to a i-eueral building, that one building would be su:iUient and thought a suit able structure could be erected for SI'I'Vh'O. Assessment. were made bv a ?!.. ....!! appointed by the governor and usually the appraisement waf 1 i ei iv fa;a that it was only ..v.ing to the extreme honesty the people that there was no swindling, cjPlUAL WjMST SELLING What Woman Has Enough Shirt Waists? She can always find a need for one more, especially when such an excep tional opportunity as this is presented. The Waists comprLe the finest creations in White Lawns, Hlk Moll, Swisses, Madras and Mercerized Fabrics. Most ly with long sleeves and the New Stock Collars. A New Lot of We have just received a big new lot from one of the Best Waist Makers in the country. They come to us at so much less than normal, early summer price?, that we have marked them irre- sistabfy low. In addition to this, many of the Waists in our regular stock have been radically reduced. It's the Waist chance of the summer, and the last chance you will have at a fresh, crisp lot of the daintiest New York Waists. 1 Mhitne arsh, i-zbd. as the records were at Honolulu, so he favored county government with at tendant conveniences. The bill passed by the last legislature was too vo luminous. Senator Mitchell suggested that a survey was what was wanted and Mr. Peck said he tried it but he was too late. Mr. Pock was asked about the jail by Senator Burton, on the lines of Emil Ney's letter. This brought up Lor rin Andrews, sheriff of the island. He said the jail was a poor one, the grounds being enclosed by a twelve foot fence. The average number of pris oners was from 60 to 100. The jailor gets $90 a month. Andrews said he knew Emit Ney, formerly a guard at the jail, who got $30 and board. He explained ..hat prisoners were worked on roads. Senator Burton wanted to know if there was sufficient safeguard to prevent contractors from being paid fur convict labor. Andrews said he kept nine or eleven horses in a separate enclosure. Ball and chain are put on only after an escape. There was some discussion over the propriety of thus exposing j.risoners to the view of the children, but nothing important was developed. John Fitzgerald testified that he was pilot, harbormaster, wharfinger, keep er of the kerosene warehouse and keep er of the government powder maga zines. He said during a strong north wind it was almost impossible to keep vessels from going ashore in the har bor and that in consequence it was r.eeessary that there be a breakwater. He said such a wall should be con structed from the end of Cocoanut Is land to the reef buoy, which in a straight line would mean a fill in four to five fathoms, but by taking a circu lar route the depth would be about two and a half fathoms. The two lights at the harbor entrance were sufficient but there should be a twenty-mile light on the point below the city. LITTLE HOLDS THE CENTER. Judsre Gilbert F. Little was then sworn. He was questioned as to the Supreme Court and testified that the bench was filled by an attorney with out having been sworn, for one case only. He said there was a case where one justice and two attorneys sat and the two lawyers filed the court's opin ion and the single justice filed a dis senting opinion. He said that the con dition was unwise and tending to create distrust and disaffection. He said the lack of appeal from the Supreme Court was a mistake. As to the power of of ficials he said there was no change now from the Dole oligarchy. He said he called it oligarchy because two or three fellows ran it. He said if the same system had prevailed in a west ern town every member of the outfit would have been hanged. Two members of the Supreme Court, he said, Frear and Perry, were not A- mericans, and they had the power to reverse the Circuit Courts whenever they wished. To Senator Mitchell Lit tle said he thought he was in touch with the sentiment of the Americans, and all thought we should have an American government run by Ameri cans. He said the old regime was loth to let go. As to the ex-Queen he said there was an American sentiment that the Queen was the innocent victim of a condition .she could not combat, and hence the revolution was without right. He said the overthrow was due to the desire of the Queen to promulgate a constitution which would give to her people a vote and have it counted. He told of the landing of marines, and insisted the effect was to compel the Queen to sub mit. Judge Little said the sentiment of A- n-.eiicans was that the Queen could not have been overthtrown but for the presence of the marines, and that she yielded upon the representations that the United States government would treat her with justice. The natives, he said, feel that she should be indemni fied, and their faith in the haole has been shaken. He said the Hawaiians would recognize the justice of reason able indemnity to her and this would do much to create a better feeling among the natives. Liliuokalani, he said, was a good, loyal American citi zen, and was revered by her people. He said he was a good friend of the Queen and she was yet hopeful. Senator Foster wanted to know what the Queen had to do with politics and Little answered that he would not be surprised if she influenced the people. He said the Hawaiians, if they had known how, would have created an anti-Dole party, as they all opposed him. He thought the ex-Queen was a Home Ruler. Again Senator Foster wanted to know if he regarded the Dole administration as honest, and he said the methods would not fill the A merican definition of honesty. He said he was opposed to the Dole oligarchy as it was not American or Republican, but he did not like to say so as it might appear that he was prejudiced. He advocated the breakwater and Senator Mitchell said he would commit himself to the extent that he thought the Unit ed States government should improve the Hilo harbor. Judge Little wanted the same rules of appeal here that apply in all courts of all Territories. Secretary Cooper asked Judge Little if he meant that the overthtrow of 1S93 was unjustifiable, and he said yes," but said he had not read the constitu tion a:.d continued that he did not think there was any possible justifica tion, that such action could not possi bly be justified by American princi ples. He could not tell when the ma rines were landed or their force, but he still thought there was a distinct intimidation. i Sheriff Andrews again was called and told of police methods. To Senator Mitchell he said there was very little difference between the administration under the monarchy and now. He went over several features which showed no change. He insisted that the crown lands were not considered as belonging to the monarch, only that the rev enues went to the ruler. He said also that practically the only changes were the grand jury and the bankruptcy sys tem. Attorney Wise wanted to know why a district magistrate could not issue a warrant without an O. K. -from the sheriff, but Andrews would not ad mit this, saying only that as prosecut ing officer it was necessary to O. K. or note objection when the magistrate had to act. The sheriff admitted that he prosecuted all cases though not an at torney. Andrews said he kept Ney as guard, giving him $30 and his meals at the prison, as he had an uncontrollable taste for liquor. After his first month he had money and smuggled in liquor. HORNER ON AGRICULTURE. Albert Korner was called at the sug gestion 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 giv ing 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 were tried from 1200 feet up, and always met with failure. In potatoes there waa usually one crop in three years. He said there must be some enemy found for the insect pests. The first crop was usu ally good, but subsequently the pests came in. As to coffee, the family had increased its area until there was about 400 acres of trees. 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