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men of the day. Among his fads is the collection of bric-a-brac garnered from the world, and which he treasures at his beautiful home.
Samuel M. Damon.
The name Damon is historic in Hawaii. Associated with the great banking house of Bishop & Co., in which he is the senior partner, Mr. Samuel M. Damon bears in himself those qualities which have contributed to the placing of the islands in the position they hold today. Mr. Damon has been the molder of the financial des
tinies of the group. He has fostered the development of its industries, and during its critical periods he has been a factor in counseling the policies which restored confidence and forged prosperity. His hospitality as dispensed at his beautiful home at Moanalua is boundless. He is held in the esteem of all. His influence on the island activities is unquestioned, and as President of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, representing the most powerful interests of Hawaii, makes him a factor of more than local attention.
J. F. Hackfeld.
J. F. Hackfeld is one of the great sugar
factors and merchants of Hawaii, the head
Co. He represents the progressive principle of the islands. He stands for what is making Hawaii the focal center of the Pacific. Those of this stamp are proof against the virus of the tropics; they are awake to realities, opportunities, and they are anticipating the events of the future. and the conditions that are to be born out of them. Mr. Hackfeld has a leading place in the activities of the islands, and it is a position in which the duties are above the mere benefit of self. He is filling the place with honor to himself and benefit to those about him. Hawaii is magnificent in its productions. Great in its prosperity and splendidly equipped in its men, Mr. Hack
and founder of the house of Hackfeld & The Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd., Building
feld is among its corp of up-builders, and his place is fixed in the story of Hawaiian achievements. He is unqualifiedly one of the great men of America's mid-ocean territory.
H. P. Baldwin.
Hawaii has its practical side. Dreams go with the tropics and so do realities. Enchantments of scenery, of climate and foliage and bloom also demand the substantial-and the wealth of these people is in evidence that realities are striven for, and here, like every place where civilized man gains a foothold, opportunities are offered to obtain the substance while surrounded by enchantments. The Maui Agricultural Company has taken the lead in the line of practical development that interests the home-seeker. It is acquiring areas of land and subduing them into tracts suitable for those wishing to make their homes on the islands and engage in the profitable tilling of its responsive soil. The president of this public enterprise is Mr. H. P. Baldwin, who has taken his
stand in advocacy of dividing the land and inviting the industrious to the islands to engage in farming occupations. Until recently the territory was held by the large land owners controlling principalities in extent, but that era, like in California, is passing, and the tiller of the few acres is invited to this land of great promisenay, the land of realization. The change from past conditions is due to the advocacy of Mr. Baldwin, to his persistent battle against traditions and inclinations, and today his principles to make a great model farming community of America's ocean territory, and soon to be State, has the endorsements of Governor Walter F. Frear and the business organizations of the island cities. The plan of the organization of which he is the head is to provide homesteads for the intelligent and industrious class of Americans on the island. of Maui. His position in the world of Hawaiian affairs gives assurance that all confidence is to be reposed in his representations and in the integrity of his dealings.
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Ancient Hawaii. Surf board riding. With the ancients this was a common practice, and it has been revived at Waikiki and has become a modern means of athletic
price. location and utility of the lands the Maui Agricultural Company has open to homesteads will receive courteous attention.
Joseph P. Cooke.
Mr. Joseph P. Cooke, manager of Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd., is of the younger generation of Hawaii's commercial captains. The institution, whose affairs he directs, ranks among the great sugar producing factors of the islands, and is the possessor of extensive holdings on the island of Maui. Mr. Cooke is of the measure to meet the duties of his station, and is furthermore one of the most active of those engaged in promoting the interests of Hawaii, not from personal gain, but prompted by the impulse to benefit
his community and territory. It is such characters who create great communities, and Honolulu is fortunate in possessing more than its rightful share of such men, and among them, active as they are, not the least to be mentioned is the manager for Alexander & Baldwin.
Hawaii does not come into the thoughts without bringing to recollection its able and hospitable executive, Governor Walter F. Frear, and his charming helpmate, with his politics or his position on State questions we have nothing to do, but with his qualities as a man, his deep concern in the welfare of the territory over which he is chief administrator, he impresses one with his sincerity, his honesty and intent
to his flag, sincere in his purpose and hospitable to his fellow man, Governor Walter F. Frear deserves well of Hawaii and justifies the warm recollections of himself and wife that the fleeting visitor to the islands will ever entertain of them.
John A. Scott.
John A. Scott, manager of the Hilo Sugar Company since its organization in 1884, is one of those from whom the conditions in this particular industry of the islands have called forth supreme administrative and inventive faculties. Mr. Scott not only directs the mill workings, but also the field operations of the company which cover an area of nearly 8,000 acres. He is the inventor of a special plow for splitting up of rattoon stools, and also of several mill appliances such as an automatic juice strainer and a feed apparatus for furnaces that are in general use by other mills. Mr. Scott is originally from Canada. He went to the islands in 1879, and identified himself with the Spreckels operations in the equipping and erecting of the Hakalau mill.
C. C. Kennedy.
C. C. Kennedy is one of the factors in Hilo. He is the manager of the Waiakea Mill Company, which controls 95,000 acres of the most fertile sugar lands in the group. Of this area the company has 5,200 acres in cultivation. The country here is particularly favored in soil, and that it is supplied with plentiful rainfall to render artificial irrigation unnecessary. Over this great area, with all its activities of field and mill, Mr. Kennedy exercises jurisdiction. He has solved many of the great problems of labor and cultivation as well as mechanical. Among the latter is. an automatic loader of cane, which it gathers from the field and conveys into the wagons and sleds. He has, moreover, put into practical practice a plan of "community of interest" between the company and the toiler, which has attracted many industrious families to locate at Hilo. They are given the land, houses are erected and seed furnished as advance capital by the company, and the industrious from this start have and are reaching the plane of independence.