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1'UM.ISltKD HVUKY I'RIDAY
Oppick, Kino Strfkt, Hilo, Hawaii.
.Ililo Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd.
Publishers mid Proprietors.
'President C. C. Ki-.nnkdy
Vice-President - It. K. Kiciiard
Secretary-Treasurer -I.. W. IIawortii
Auditor - A. II. Sutton
Directors Oho. 3. McK nzik, I). W. Maviii
Advertisements unaccompanied by specific
instructions Inserted until ordered out.
Advertisements discontinued before expiration
of specified period will be charged as if con
tinued for lull term.
Address alt communications either
rMltorl.il or lluslncss Departments of Tub Hilo
rRIDUNR I'UIILISIIINO CoMrANV.
The columnsot Tub Hilo Tkmunk are always
open to communications on subjects within the
scope of the paper. To recelxe proper attention,
each article must be signed by Its author. The
-" .when desired, will be held confidential.
Thk Hilo Tkiiiunk is not responsible for the
. opinions or statements of correspondents.
Wise & Ross,
ATTORN K YS-AT-LA W
Will practice In all Courts of the Territory, and
tlie Supreme Court of the United States.
Office: Tkimjnk Building,
Hrldge Street, HILO. HAWAII
.C. M. LIWLOND V. II. SMITH
LeBlond & Smith
Hawaiian, Japanese, and Chinese Interpreters,
and Notary Public in Office.
Office: Skvbranck Building,
Opposite Court House, HILO, HAWAII
J. Castlk Ridgway Thos. C. Ridgway
Ridgway & Ridgway
Solicitors of Patents General Law Practice
Notary Tublic in Office.
OPPICK: Walaiiuenue and Bridge Streets
During my absence Dr.
Stow will have charge of
my practice. All bills may
be paid to him.
John J. Graci:
R. H. Reid, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office: Spkkckkls' Block.
Office Hours :
10 30 to 12 a. ui.; 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. ti
Sundays, 9 to 12 a. in.
Milton Rice, M. D.
Physician and Sukckon
Office, Wuiauuenue St.
Hours, 8:30 to 10:30 a. m.; 2-4 and 7:30
to 8:30 p. m. Sundays, 9 to 11 a. m.
HEAL ESTATE, ETC
A. E. Sutton H. Vicars
A. E. Sutton & Co.
Agents for Londou nud Lancashire Eire
Insurance Company, Orient Insur
ance Company. Westchester
Eire Insurance Company.
Auctionukrs, Commission, Rkal Es-
TATB AND iNhURANCli AGl'NTS
Office in Economic Shok Stork,
W. A. Purely,
LII'E. FIRE, ACCIDENT, MARINE
Old Custom Housk Huilding,
Frotit Street, Hilo, Hawaii.
M. Wachs, I). D. S
9 to 4
Walter H. Schoening
Pitman Street, Hilo, Hawaii
L. E. Arnaud
EMHALMER & FUNERAL DIRECTOR
All orders will receive prompt
and careful attention
Care Owl Drug Store
Telephone 15 Hilo, Hawaii
Notick Neither the Masters nor
Agent of vessels of the "Matson Line"
will be responsible for any debts con
tracted by the crew. R. T. GUARD,
Hilo, pril 16, 1901. 34.
in the Circuit Court, l'ourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
In 1'roiiath At Chamuhrs.
In the matter of the IJstnte of I.UIZ
The petition of August G. Scrrno. Ad
ministrator of the cstntc of I.uiz I'lguc-,
rcido, deceased, having been filed,"
wherein he nsk9 for an order of sale of
certain real cstnte, ns follows: One piece
of laud situated at Kuku.-tu Second, Hilo,
Island and Territory of Hawaii, mote
pirticulnrly described as follows: All of
that portion of the laud of Kukuau Sec
ond, numbered as lot N of eight, in a
map of Kukuau Second recorded in the
office of the Registrar of Conveyances in
Honolulu, in I.tbcr 149, page 167, and
beginning at the post at the northwest
corner of this lot and the southwest cor
ner of lot M, running thence due east
3449 feet along lot M, thence due south
177 feet along n ro.id reserve, thence due
west 2449 feet along the remaining por
tion of lot eight, thence due north 177.9
feet along a road reserve to the initial
point, and containing an area of ten
Notice is hereby given that Monday,
the 6th day of October, A. D. 1902, at 9
o'clock a. 111., at the Court House of South
Hilo, IInvaii,-is' hereby appointed (he
time and place for hearing the said pe
tition, when and where nil persons in
terested in the said estate may appear
and then and there show cause, if any
they have, why the prayer of said peti
tion should not be ranted.
Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 1 903.
By the Court:
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
Smith & Parsons,
Attorneys for Petitioner. 45-3
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii.
In PRonATit. At Chamuhrs.
In the Matter of the Estate of Unahlolca
(k) late of Hilo, Hawaii, Deceased.
The petition and accounts of the Ad
ministrator of the Estate of said deceased,
having been filed wherein he asks that
his accounts be examined and approved,
and that a final order be made of distri
bution of the property remaining itt his
hinds to the persons thereto entitled,
and discharging him from alt further
responsibility as such administrator. It
is ordered that Monday the 6th day of
October, A. D. 1902, at 9 o'clock a. in.,
at Chambers, in the Court House at
South Hilo, Hawaii, be and the same is
hereby appointed as the time nnd place
for hearing said petition and accounts,
and that nil persons interested mny then
and there appear nnd show cause, if any
they have, why the same should not be
Hilo, September 8th, 1902.
By the Court.
DANIEL PORTER. Clerk.
Wish & Ross.
Attorneys for Petitioner. 45-3
In the Circuit Court of the l'ourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
Maria Gomes, libellant vs. Antone Gomes,
The Territory of Hawaii; to the High
Sheriff of the Territory of Hawaii, or
Ills Deputy, the SheritTof the Island
of Hawaii, or his Deputy:
You nre commanded to summon Autone
Gomes, defendant, in case he shall file
written answer within twenty days after,
service hereof, to be and nppenr before
the said Circuit Court at the January
Term thereof, to be holdennt South Hilo,
Iblaud of Hawaii, on Wednesday, the
Till ilav iif Tnmiflrv next, nt 10 o'clock
a. 111.. to show cause why the claim of
Maria Gomes, plalutm. should not he
aw aided to her pursuant to the tenor of
' lior niinpv.il mlllinii. Anil Imi'f. vmi
then there this Writ with full return of
your proceedings thereon.
Wituebs Hon. Gilbert F. Little, ludge
of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
nt South Hilo, Huwaii, this 2nd day of
V. fc J.V....V..I . v.
imnu'.i I'UiuiiK, Clerk.
Ily C. E. Ilapai, Deputy Clerk.
I -certify the foregoing to be u true copy
of the Original Summons in said catibe
and that said Court ordered publication
of the same nud continuance of said
cause until the next term of this Court.
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 1902. 45-6t
In the Circnit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
Wong Cha Kin Chin, plaintiff, vs. Chin
The Territory ol Hawaii; to the High
Slierin 01 tue lerrt
his Denutv, the Sh
i Territory of Hawaii, or
lieriff of the Island
of Hawaii, or his Deputy:
You are commanded to summon Chin
Cheou, defendant, in case he shall file
written answer within twenty days after
service hereof, to be and appear before
the said Circuit Court at the next term
thereof, to be liolden nt South Hilo,
Iblaud of Hawaii, on Monday, the 2nd rL.ced to T M Homer who testi
diy of June next, nt 10 o'clock a. m.. to rtCleU l .J' al' Ilor,ler wno tebU
show cause why the claim of Wong Clin ' fied later in the -day, brought out
her annexed petition. And have you or five cents a pound for a period
your!Hocee.ts'tl,rere,n,mi '"" retUrn f'of WOuld Put thc "X
' Witness Hon. Gilbert F. Little, Judge 'its feet. The paper read by Mr.
of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit, t Torller al ti,e evening session wis
at South Hilo, Hawaii, this 25th day of ' llor"r ai ",e evening session was
April, 1902. 1 one of the best presentations of the
IMNJUL, I'UKiuK, uierie.
Uy C. E. Hunai, Deputy Clerk,
I certify the foregoing to be a true
copy of the Original Summons in said
cause and that said Court ordered publi.
cation of the same nud continuance of
said cause until the next term of this
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 1902. 45-6
rnmrtiippiAti ni WvrlV
LOIIIIHISSIOII al TtUTK.
(JUKST10XS. Sessions of the Scnntorlnl Committee
In the Hilo Court House Attract
Mnny Hcnrcrs Hrlcf Itcsuuic of
the Testimony Taken.
The Senatorial Commission ac
complished a large amount of work
while in Hilo and on Hawaii.
They deviated neither to the right
nor to the left for entertainment or
pleasures, but labored steadfastly
and were able to say on leaving
that they were beginning to sec the
bottom of the Hawaiian situation.
The Senators were naturally reti
cent regarding their general con
clusions reached from a considera
tion of testimony so far taken.
They would, of course, not talk for
publication, but from their remarks
it can be inferred that they will
recommend sweeping changes in
the administration of affairs in Ha
waii. Not one of the party regretted
having come to Hilo. Kach Sena
tor was pleased with the people and
the place and as for testimony re
lating to the principal questions be
fore them, they got it in good sub
stantial and voluminous form.
On one question there was no
apparent division of sentiment
among the members of the commis
sion and they displayed no back
wardness in making their convic
tions known. This was the ques
tion of a breakwater for Hilo har
bor. Senator Mitchell said so far
as he was concerned his mind was
made up and that he would ur
gently recommend that the United
States Government construct a
breakwater here as early as possible.
This happy conclusion was reached
after the Commission had heard
testimony from leading Hilo citi
zens and after they had made a per
sonal investigating tour of the bay.
The sessions of the Commission
in Hilo, as stated in last week's
Tribunk were held in the Court
room, beginning shortly after the
arrival of the Senators by the
Claudine on Thursday afternoon.
The commission was welcomed to
lhdr labors ; Hllo by judge j iule
I . ...
I i he first witness called was Mr.
P. Peck. He. presented a memorial
1 pointing out in a cursory Way what
the citizens of Hilo considered im
portant matters for the Commission
to inquire into. Mr. Peck was
questioned on a variety of subjects.
As a good omen of the rapid
coming to the front of the coffee
industry in Hawaii, Mr. A. L.
Louissou of Hamakua was on hand
and loaded with tacts for the Sena
tors. He gave them a detailed statement
of the condition of the coffee in
dustry and made a strong showing
in behalf of a protective tariff on
coffee. The Senators were search
ing in their inquiry as to whether
this protection should be in the
form of a tariff, or a bounty to Ha
waiian growers. The drift ot the
inquiry indicated that a bounty on
Hawaiian cofTee was not an objec
tionable idea to the members of the
Commission. The questions asked
Mr. Louissou and the inquiries di-
hearintr The coffee industrv wn
j 1,eanb' l "e cont-e "UUStry was
1 therefore doubly fortunate in hav-
)., rnr Hinmninni hntli Mr T m,ia
,nB ,or Champions both Mr. Lotus-
.son and Mr. Homer. Mr. Horner
threw a great deal of light on thc
labor situation. He believed that
thc admission of Chinese as agri.
cl,Uural laborers would solve the
labor famine in Hawaii and be-
lieved also that th's is about the
only solution. Mr. Homer said
that without encouragement of
some kind the coffee industry
in this Territory would languish
until something occurred to raise
Senator Burton suggested that
there was a market in America for
the entire Hawaiian crop of coffee
at fancy figures if the Hawaiian
grower could only find it. The
quality of Hawaiian coffee is so
much superior to that of other
countries that Senator Burton be
lieved if the people could be made
to understand it, they would pay
an extra price to get it.
Mr, Horner said that with the
bounty spoken of, the growers
could afford to make the effort to
introduce their coffee and at the
end of some reasonable period the
bouulv might be dropped without
injury to the trade built up. In
the course of his paper, Mr. Horner
proved by good testimony that
small farming in almost every line
in Hawaii is at the mercy of insect
pests. He said that until science
tomes to the rescue with some an
tidote for worms and bugs, the
small, farmer here will travel a
thorr and rocky road.
The question of the administra
tion ui' the public land laws was
specifically handled by A. B. Loe
benstciu. lie attacked the admin
istration of Governor Dole and
Laud Commissioner Boyd as
abounding in favoritism. He es
pecially found fault with the man
ner in which public lands on this
ii'and hid been dispensed to settle
ment associations. He was asked I
if he thought thc ex-Queen should
have compensation for the loss of
the Crown Lands. He replied em
phatically in the affirmative.
One of the most sensational wit
nesses examined in Hilo was Sheriff
Andrews. His blunt confessions
of abuses in the administration of
the penal laws of this country, to
gether with the exposition of the
numerous frailties in the local code,
made by various witnesses, pro
duced a profound effect on the
Commission. If they recommend
a speedy enactment of a county
government bill, it will be largely
because of the prevalence of injus
tice, maladministration and abuse
under existing laws.
Sheriff Andrews was asked as to
his policy of riveting balls and
chains to the limbs of prisoners.
He replied that prisoners wore the
riveted ball and chain uudet'fiis
orders; that he considered it more
humane to secure prisoners this
way than to keep armed guards
over them, which would result in a
prisoner being shot should he seek
to escape. Mr. Andrews said that
he did not believe the method of
handling prisoners in Hilo would
have a bad moral effect upon chil
dren. When asked if he had nny
warrant for so handling prisoners,
he said: No, I have no warrant,
it is simply my way.
Senator Burton said: "Then
nothing but your conscience pre
vents you from chaining prisoners
Andrews No sir.
Burton Is it true that these
chains are riveted to the prisoners?
Andrews Yes .sir.
Burton They wear them in
their cells at night?
Andrews Yes sir.
Burton Do prisoners get pay for
Andrews No. They are con
fined at hard labor.
Burton Is any tab kept on the
Sheriff or Road Supervisor of the
number of men employed on the
Andrews No. The Govern
ment relies on the honesty of its
At the night session Sheriff An
drews was recalled. He was asked
concerning the prosecution of crim
inal cases. He astonished the
Commission when he told them that
Mft In iiifimii ii nijrriii rrttfr n ' iHh
it was his duty here to prosecute
all criminal cases and that he was
not n lawyer. Andrews nlso said
that there is no practical difference
in the working of his department
how as compared either with the
custom under the monarchy or un
der the Provisional Government.
W. S. Wise asked the Sheriff
how it was that no warrant for ar
rest is served by the Police Depart
ment without his O. K. Andrews
denied that this was the practice.
Judge Little was called by the
Commission and his story on vari
ous phases of Hawaiian conditions
was interesting. He was first asked
about the system of filling vacan
cies on the Territorial Supreme
bench. The questions by Senator
Mitchell and the answers by Judge
Little make a concise story of Ha
waii's ridiculous system of appoint
ing members of the bar to sit in
causes in the Supreme Court.
Judge Little explained that the
reason why there is no appeal to
the U. S. Supreme Court is because
one faction at Washington over
looked the point, while the Organic
Act was under consideration. The
other b'ide, that is the Dole contin
gent designed that there should Le
no appeal. While speaking of the
abnormal powers" exercised under
some branches of the Government
at Honolulu, Judge Little referred
to the Dole oligarchy.
"Why do you call it an oligar
chy," asked Senator Mitchell.
"Because Dole and two or three
others ran the Government. If you
gentlemen could have lived here at
the time I came, you would have
been horrified at the conditions
that existed and many of which are
still in existence. If the same con
ditions had been forced upon the
people of the United States and the
same treasonable conduct made
manifest, any man connected with
such transactions would have been
Mitchell asked as to life sentences
for burglary. Judge Little read
om the Penal Laws the statute
providing tliat any one embezzling
from the Government may be pun
ished by imprisonment at hard
labor for life or any number of
years, or by a fine not exceeding
five times the property embezzled
Senator Burton then said: If
you embezzled $5 you would either
be fined $25 or be sent to the peni
tentiary for life?
Little Yes sir, that is the law.
Burton You must have great
confidence in the judges down here.
Little Not so much so now as
they used to have.
TndiT T.ittlo Hipn rpnd frnm thi
Penal Laws the provision for life,
sentence to the penitentiary for ,
burglary in the first degree.
When asked for any special mat
ters he would like the Commission
to consider, Judge Little said: I
think we should have an express
recommendation from thc Com
mittee in the interest of county
government, pointing out numer
ous incongruous conditions arising
from the present system of govern
ment. Judge Little also recommended
the amendment of the Organic Act
extending the right of appeal to
the U. S. Supreme Court. He
recommended that the Commission
give the subject of a breakwater
more than passing consideration.
Senator Mitchell at this point
committed himself in favor of a
breakwater. He said: "There is I
no reason why the general govern
ment should not do it, should not
improve this harbor. I do not like
to commit myself, but on this I will
state thai I think something should
be done to give you a breakwater.
Regarding the question of indem -
uifying the Queen, Judge Little
said, there is a very decided senti
ment among Americans that she
should be indemnified for the loss
of her crown lands. "This," said
he, "grows out of the overthrow of
the monarchy, which, it must be
admitted, was without right and
without any preteuce of justice,
and without notice or warning.
She was the innocent victim of a
condition of things she was not
able to overbalance. She was in a
measure intimidated by the marines
landed from an American war ves
sel. In reply to a question the
Judge said it was the prevailing
sentiment that the monarchy would
uot have been overthrown except
for the American Government. He
said a proper indemnification would
go far toward making the Hawaii
aus satisfied with the American
To the Volcano House.
COMMISSION AM) H1I.01TES MAKE
Sessions Are Held nt Mountain Ylcir
by the Indefatigable Senators
They See the Volcnno In Ac
Hon nnd Feel nn Knrtlin,nnkc.
Friday forenoon thc Senators put
in the time making a personal survey
of the Hilo harbor. They were at
P. Peck's for an early luncheon and
at 12 o'clock sharp were at the Hilo
Railroad station where a special
awaited them to carry them to
Mountain View. Two splendid
coaches were available for th.e party
which was composed of the follow
ing people: Senator J. H. Mitchell,
Senator and Mrs. J. R. Burton,
Senator A. G. Foster and Anna B.
Griggs, Senator and Mrs. J. M.
Thurston, C. W. De Knight, Sec
retary H. E. Cooper, Judge Geo.
D.-Gear, Col. and Mrs. Sam Par
ker, H. C. Robertson and Mrs.
Robertson, Paul F. Mohr, Col. C.
A. Stobie, C. C. Kennedy, L. Sev
erance, E. M. Boyd and Mrs. Boyd,
D. L. Conkljng, A. Rtchley and
Mrs. Richlcy, J. T. McCrosson, J. T.
Moir, W. A. Purdy, R. C. A.
Peterson, E. S. Boyd, E. D. Bald
win, A. B. Loebensteiu, A. C. Pal
frey, A. Horner, W. C. Cook, F.
K. Lowell, Miss Anna Rose, J. U.
Smith, L. A. Andrews, Carrol Pur
man, T. R. Robertson.
The magnificent excurson train
was at the disposal of this party
through the courtesy of B. F. Dil
lingham. Stopping at Olaa the party made
a brief examination of the sugar
mill, then the train sped on to
Mountain View. It was the inten
tion to hold a session of the Com
mission at this place but the wit
nesses were not present. So every
body boarded vehicles furnished
by the Volcano Stables and started
on the 14 miles trip through tropi
cal forests to the Volcano house.
Manager Waldron had everything
in readiness for the proper recep
tion of the party. As all were
seated at tbe suPPer taWe Madam
Pcle greeted them with a bit of her
most positive testimony in the form
of an earth quake. It was a nice
gentle earthquake, just enough to
win the profound regard of the
august Senators for the goddess of
fire who has been chained in Hale
maumau for several years. Supper
over, the Senatorial party was pro
vided with horses and under the
direction of Sheriff Andrews all
1 were led to the brink of the crater
where they saw a magnificent dis
play. Lava was vigorously spout
ing from the cracks in the crust of
the old lava lake. After viewing
the weird scene to their hearts con
tent, the Senators returned to the
Volcano house, arriving at 10
o'clock p. tn.
Early Saturday morning all
l hands were routed out for break-
fast aml at 8 0"ciock they were ou
.. , , . . At , lt
tlie "wanl P through the
' forcst roads. At Mountain View
I the Commission held a session hear-
ing some of the most important
testimony that was submitted to
them either 011 Hawaii or Oahtt.
Senator Nicholas Russell was the
first gentleman to appear before the
Commission at Mountain View. He
filed a paper, which was a scholarly
exposition of the political, social
and industrial conditions in Hawaii.
The paper alone would give any
reader a clear conception of Ha
waiian life and Hawaiian problems.
T. J, Ryan presented a monster
brief on thc land system. Mr.
Ryan had given time and thought
to the preparation of his subject: :
His paper was backed by thirty-four
(Continued ou page 4.)