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FRIDAY,
OCT. 3, 1902.
Enteitd at the Fostofllce at Illlo, Ha
wail.'as second-class matter
PUItMSHKD KVKRV FRIDAY.
L.
W. HAWORTH - - Editor.
REPUBLICAN TICKET
FOR DELEGATE TO CONGRESS
Jonah Kalanianole.
For Senators
STEPHEN L. DESHA,
J. D. PARIS.
For Representatives
J. M. KAUWILA,
J. D. LEWIS,
G. W. PATY,
J. PRITCHARD.
WHO MISAPPROPRIATED?
When Acting Governor H. E.
Cooper, in the summer of 1901,
ordered the Chinese fund of up
wards of $200,000, transferred from
the First National Bank to the !
vaults of the Territorial Treasury
he was guilty of appropriating
money to improper uses. He was
guilty of applying mon6y that be
longed to Chinese residents of this
Territory, to the payment of public
obligations and the running ex
penses of this Territory, without
warrant of law or justification in
equity.
It was an act affording just
grounds for his impeachment and
removal from office.
Had Acting Governor Cooper
found a purse on the sidewalk, con
taining Sio.ooo and the name and
,,uu , " " m "? ",,u . n,u? UB
turned the contents of this rhtrse I
into the Territorial Ireasury forj dqmrtIucntS Governor
the purpose of paying public ex- Dole has talked for ublicatJon
penses Ins act would have had as mQn Anf. the h of g
much. legal and moral justification ber thaft duri the rest of llis
.1.1 iiic uuc iic cumumicu.
At the time Acting Governor '
Cooper ordered the transfer of this 1
fund, it was supposed to amount to 1
$216,000. As a result of his order I
sometning over 5161 000 went into
tne ireasury. ut tins mere now
remains but a little over $11,000.
Treasurer Wright had t as much
right' to spend the whole jund for
his own use as the Territory had
to use it for the public business. A
Territory or a State through head
strong and unprincipled officers
may commit greater wrongs and
crimes than an individual. Wright's -
uiitu-; a u uii.ucuc lumpuruu 10
tuat 01 the Acting Governor.
The Chinese fund grew out of the
Immigration laws of the Republic.
under a
penauy, cam plantation ,
was required to deduct from the
wages of Chinese $1.50 per month,
the same to be deposited with the
Postal Savings Bank. Each laborer
thus had a credit, which at the ex
piration of this contract was avail
able for the purchase of a ticket
back to China. Any surplus over
the price of the ticket was to be re
paid to the laborer from whose
wages it had been deducted. This !
law resulted in the accumulation of
a fund of many thousands of dol
lars. The Organic Act specifically re
pealed the Immigration laws of the
Republic. It also destroyed the
Postal Savings Bank
The affairs I
of the Postal Savings Bank were they were before the peculations at
settled properly with the exception j the Capitol building were discov
of the Chinese depositors. They j ered. A businesslike system with
were as much entitled to the return j businesslike men in control is as
of their deposits as any other pat- necessary here as it is at Washing
rons of the institution. j ton or any other capitol where pub-
They were not reimbursed. The , He business is hedged about by
aggregate of their deposits made up j modern laws and regulations. Ad
a fund of nearly a quarter of a mil- j ministrative officials in Hawaii have
lion. The Acting Governor could j always had too much latitude,
not keep his hands off this glitter-1 Here a disbursing officer requires
ingpile. It has been wrongfully ' as much "discretion" as a Supreme
misappropriated and dissipated in I Judge. A Sheriff" by his duties, is
the payment of government bills, J compelled to be part executive, part
with the exception of $29,591.71. , legislative and part judicial, part
Of this, Treasurer Wright is said lawyer and expert accountant,
to have absconded with $17,949-91. The miracle of all is that the ram
leaving $11,601.50 iu the Treasury. I shackle system has not landed
Upon analysis, the crime against ' every public official on the "reef"
the Territory vanishes. The real before this.
crime consists in the deprivation of
a few thousand Chinese of money
justly belonging to 'them. The
Territory as the fiduciary guardian
of all who toil within its borders,
should have administered this fund
with credit to itself and justice to j
the owners of the coin. To have
dissipated the fund in building
roads or paying salaries was to in
vite the slight kick from Retribu
tive Justice, in the form of an ab
sconding Treasurer.
MONUMENTAL FOLLY.
Thomas Fitch in his testimony
before the Senatorial Commission
was the only witness to refer to the
monumental folly of Governor Dole
and Secretary Cooper in connection
with the Chinese trust fund. Mr.
Fitch said to the Senators:
"With some reluctance I offer a
word of criticism concerning the ac
tion of Secretary Cooper and Gov
ernor Dole. Both are lawyers,
both have been judges and both
are gentlemen of well deserved rep
utations for probity. Both know
the sacredness of a trust fund and
especially of a fund in which a por
tion of the scanty earnings of poor
and helpless aliens have been de
posited in order to enable them
when their term of service should
expire, to be returned to their na
tive land. How it was that Secre
tary Cooper found it consistent
with his legal knowledge, and his
business acumen, to take a trust
fund of $160,000 from the safe cus
tody of a National Bank and place
it in the hands of an official who
gave no bonds, I cannot compre
hend, and it is still more incompre
hensible that Governor Dole should
have permitted this trust fund to be
used for ordinary public expendi
tures, and allowed unavailable
Treasury warrants to be substituted
for gold coin."
DOLE FLOUNDERS.
I
With the Senatorial Commission
' . . . ' , pnintloi. :
term as Governor. What he has
said has not added to his halo.
He has told us that he is not cer
tain but that it would be a good
thine tn ronliirr tlif '!Vr;iinvr nf
the Territorv t0 give bomls with
the naivete of a schoolgirl, he states
that he understands this to be the
custom in other .communities.
He makes it clear that he is in no
way responsible for his appoint
ments. Had it not been for the
recommendations of the Hon. S. M.
Damon and the recommendations
of Home Rule nnlittoimm. lii wnnlrl
havehada modd cabinet abom
hiin
So says the Governor and
his apologists.
All of "Wllirll 1C tnt-itior tllrt 1rnrr
road to say that Governor Dole,s
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kneed compromise, vacillation and
neglect of the business side! of his
duties.
Governor Dole cannot be held
responsible for the dishonesty of
subordinates. Neither can he shift
his appointive responsibility upon
friends who made recommendations.
SYSTEM IS BAD.
The avalanche of official mal
feasance that has come to light in
Honolulu, while deplorable, is not
cause for despair. The proportion
1 of honest men in Hawaii is as high
1 as elsewhere. The people here are
as capable of self government as
Ik the Chinese depositors in the
Postal Sayings Hank had been paid
back their money as other deposi
tors were, the record of the present I
i :. :i -.!..! . ..
iviiiiuuui auiiiiiusiraiioti would
have been better to look upon.
CUPID WILL WIN.
A gentleman competent to jndge
of public opinion on this island re
turned last Saturday from n trip
through Hamakua. He gives it as
his belief that Prince Cupid will
carry this island by a safe majority.
He finds on inquiry among the Ha
waiians that they are more than
willing to drop Wilcox for Prince
Cupid. In notorious Home Rule
strongholds the sentiment in favor
of Wilcox is noticeably on the de
cline. The bets on this island are
in the Prince's favor.
Tun passage of the Organic Act
annulled the Immigration laws.
Hence, since June 14, iqoo, any
disposition made of the Chinese
fund or any portion thereof, not 111
accord with the plan of winding up
the affairs of the Postal Savings
Bank was wrong and without war
rant of law.
Henderson Itcfuscs Keiiomlnntloit.
Dubuque (la.), September 16.
Speaker Henderson, finding that
his views iu opposition to the treat
ment of trusts by reducing the tariff
111 whole or in part arc not 111 ac
cord with the views of many of his
party in Iowa, today declined to ac
cept the nomination for Congress
and has withdrawn from the race.
BY AUTHORITY.
SEALED TENDERS.
Scaled tenders will be received by the
Superintendent of Public Works until la
ui. of FRIDAY, the 31st day of October,
1902, for furnishing mid erecting two
steel bridges in the city of Ililo, Island of
Hawaii, Territory of Hawaii, One oyer
Wainkcn river, 100 foot span, pin centers.
One over Wailuku river, 170 foot span,
piu centers: both bridges, ao foot road
way and two (a) four foot sidewalks.
LOADING.
Bridges to be proportioned for ia ton
steam road' roller, ten foot wheel bisc.
Dalniicc of roadway and sidewalks, 100
pounds per square foot.
. FLOOR SYSTEM.
Steel floor beams and wooden stringers
and wooden flooring. Bridge to be so
proportioned and detailed that steel
stringers, buckle plates and concrete and
bitumen floor system may be substituted
for wooden stringers and floor.
Steel hand rail on sidewalks. All to
bciu conformity with Cooper's specifica
tions. Contractor will submit with proposal,
strain sheets, showing strains and sizes of
each number, with plan and details;
shop drawings to be approved by Super
intendent of Public Works.
Contractors will stale in their propo
sals: 1st. The sum for which they will fur
nish each structure upon the site ready
for erection.
and. "The sum for which they will
erect eoch bridge ready for travel.
3d. Contractors will state on propo.
sals, the time for delivery of each bridge
at site; also time required to erect bridge
ready for travel.
Piers and abutments will be erected by
the Department of Public Works.
Bridge sites are within one (1) mile of
Government Wharf, Ililo Harbor.
The Superintendent of Public Works
reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Contract to remove old structures.
JAMES'ii. BOYD,
Superintendent of Public Works,
The time for receiving bids for
bridges, Waiakea and Wailuku rivers,
Ililo, has been extended to November aS,
190a.
JAMISS II. BOYD,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed administrator
of the Estate of JACINTIIO FARIAS,
deceased.
All creditors of said deceased are here
by notified to present their claims, duly
verified with proper vouchers, if any they
haye, to the undersigned, or to Ridgway
& Ridgway, his attorneys, at their office
in Htlo, Hawaii, within six months from
and after the date of the first publication
of this notice, or such claims will be for
ever barred,
R. K. BAPTISTE,
Administrator.
Ililo, Hawaii, Oct. a, 190a,
Ridgway & Ridgway,
Attorneys for Administrator. 48-4
LEGAL NOTICES,
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Island and Territory of Hawaii.
AT Ciiamuuks.
Order for Special Term.
Deeming it essential to the promotion
of justice, I do order that n Special Term
of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit
be held iu the Court House in Hilo, com
mencing on Friday, Oct 3d, A. D. 1903,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day
and continuing from day to day and from
time to time for the period provided by
law, unless sooner adjourned sine die.
By order of the Court.
Done at Chambers this 34th day of
September, A. D. 1902.
(Signed) GILBERT V. LITTLE.
TudL'e.
The foregoing order is hereby approved.
(hign) w. V. Frhah,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
Territory of Hawaii.
W. C. PEACOCK& CO;, Ltd.
BRIDGE ftTPPFT
W. C. PEACOCK & CO., Ltd.
RPinriR STPRET
SVEA
Of Gothenburg, Sweden
Assets (Home Office) .... $7i3.63-36
Assets iu U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department : EDWARD BROWN & SONS, General Agents
411-413 California St., San Francisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Resident Agonts, HILO
t"V-'.'.-'."'
HAWAIIAN
Engineering and Construction Co. J
Rooms 508, 509, 510 Stangenwald Building, Honolulu, T. H.
All classes of Engineering work solicited. Examinations, Surveys and i
Reports made for any class of Waterworks, Steam nnd Electrical Construe-
tiou. Plans and Specifications and Estimates nrcnared. and Construction f
Superintended iu all branches of Engineering Work. Contracts solicited
for Railroads, electric and steam; Tunnels, Bridges, Buildings, Highways,
rouutiuuous, I'lers, winuvea, cic. w
SPECIAL ATTENTION given to Examinations, Valuations, and f
Reports of properties for investment purposes. a
FREDERICK J. AMWEC, M. Am. Soc. C. E., J
Engineer and Manager.
W. R. CASTLE, JR., Secretary and Treasurer. t
P. O. Box 637. t
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Iu the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii.
In Prouath At Ciiamuhrs.
Iu the matter of the Estate of EDWARD
N. HITCHCOCK, of Hilo, Hawaii,
deceased.
The petition and accounts of the Ad
ministratrix of the Estate of said deceas
ed, having been filed wherein she asks
that her accounts be examined and ap
proved, and that a final order be made of
distribution of the property remaining iu
her hands to the persons thereto entitled,
and discharging her from all further re
sponsibility as such administratrix.
It is ordered that Monday the 27 th
dav of October. A. D. 1902. at 9 o'clock
a. 111., at Chambers, iu the Court House 1
at South Hilo, Hawaii, be and the same j
is hereby appointed as the time and
place for hearing said petition and nc-'
counts, ami tnat an persons interested
may then and there appear and show
cause, if any they have, why the same
should not be granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, October 3, 1902.
By the Court:
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
Smith & Parsons,
Attorneys for Petitioner. 48.3
L. SEVERANCE
AUCTIONEER
AKent for J. . BprecUe U Ilrof., Hilo.
' " Collecting rent for Wnlakca Mill Co,
" to grant uiarrlaKc licenses
School ngent, South Hilo.
Room 1, up stairs over L. Turner's
Leave orders ut Hilo Drug Co., Ltd,
Marie Brizard & Roger,
Brandies
Jas. Hennessy & Go's
Cognac
Are the best for Hospitals
or the Sick Room.
After the Summer take
We have the ,
BEST m ALT TONIC
Now in use at the H I LO HOSPITAL
INSURANCE
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Xolice of Sale.
Notice is hereby given that the under-1
signed, administrator of the estate of F. 1
II. Kaapa, deceased, iu conformance with 1
an order of Court, will sell at public auc
tion, at noon on Saturday, October 4,
1902, at the front door of the Court
House, iu Hilo, the following described
real estate:
All that piece or parcel of land situated I
at Kukuati, iu South Hilo, Island and j
Territory of Hawaii, and more partial- f
larly described as follows:
Commencing at a point on Aleuaio St.,
south from Kukuau St., on the maiika
side of bald Aleuaio St. and 66 feet from
intersection of Kukuau and Aleuaio
streets and running along Aleuaio St.,
S. 41 deg. E. 125 feet to line of Kukuau
1st, thence mauka along said line S. 30
deg. 27 miu., W, 172 feet, thence N. 41
deg., W. 152 feet, thence N. 39 deg E.
165 leet to commencement, containing
an area of one-half acre, more or less.
Together with all the tenements, her
editaments and appurtenances thereto
belonging.
Terms, Cash, Gold Coin of the United
States. TAMAR KAAPA,
Administratrix Etate of F. Kaapa.
LiUH.oni) & Smith,
Attorneys for Administratrix. 46-3
If you really want a good Whiskey,
try our BELLE OF NELSON. It is the
finest iu town. W. C. PEACOCK & CO.
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School
Dress
Materials
For the coming season we
have provided a specially
good assortment of . 1 , .
PERCALES, 6 and 8 yards
for $1.00.
GINGHAMS, 8 yards for
$i.oo.
ZEPHYRS, from 25c upward
DIMITIES, in white 'and in
white with colored dots and
figures.
PIQUES, white and figured.
EMBROIDERIES and Trim
mings in all the newest de
signs. BOYS' WASH SUITS
BOYS' CLOTH SUITS
" MOTHER'S FRIEND"
WAISTS.
BLOUSES, white and colored
BOYS' KNEE PANTS
SOME LADIES' SHIRT
WAISTS, slightly soiled,
reduced to $1.00 each.
On the way
a large line of
Stetson Hats
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