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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
i, 1902. No. 52. I
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PUOUSIIKD KVHRY I'RIDAY
Oprics, Kt.so Strrbt, Hilo, Hawaii,
Hilo Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd.
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rreitdent .C. C. Kknnkdy
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Auditor - A. U. Sutton
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OFFICE: Walanuenue and Bridge Streets
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my practice. All bills may
be paid to him.
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R. H. Reid, M. D.
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Office Hours :
8 to 9:3d a. ui.; 2 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Sundays, 9 to 12 a. tn.
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Physician and Surgeon
Office, Walanuenue 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
A. E. Sutton & Co.
Agents for London and Lancashire Fire
Insurance Company, Orient Insur
ance Company. Westchester
Fire Insurance Company.
Auctionbkrs, Commission, Rrai. Es
a tatk and insuranck agi'nts
Office in Economic Siiok Stork,
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LIFE. FIRE, ACCIDENT, MARINE
Old Custom Housr Building,
Front Street, Hilo, Hawaii.
M. Wachs, D. D. S
9 to 4
Walter H. Schoening
Pitman Street, Hilo, Hawaii
L. B. Arnaud
EMBALMER & FUNERAL DIRECTOR
All orders will receive prompt
and careful attention
Care Owl Drug Store
NoTICR Neither the Matters nor
Agent of vessels of the" "Matson Line"
will be responsible for any debts con
tracted by the crew. R. T. GUARD,
Hilo, April 16, 1901. 34'
Scaled tenders will be received by tbe
Superintendent of Public Works until 12
m. of I'RIDAY, tbe 31st day of October,
1902, for furnishing and erecting two
steel bridges in the city of Hilo, Island of
Hawaii, Territory of Hawaii. One over
Waiakea river, 100 foot span, pin centers.
One over Walluku river, 170 foot span,
pin centers: both bridges, 20 foot road
way and two (2) four foot sidewalks.
Bridges to be proportioned for 12 ton
steam road roller, ten foot wheel base.
Balance of roadway and sidewalks, 100
pounds per square foot.
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
be in 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 state in their propo
sals: 1st. The sum for which they will fur
nish each structure upon the site ready
2nd. The sum for which they will
erect each 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, Hilo Harbor.
The Superintendent of Public Works
reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Contract to remove old structures.
JAMES H. BOYD,
Superintendent of Public Works,
The time for receiving bids for
bridges, Waiakea and Woiluku rivers,
Hilo, has been extended to November 38,
JAMES H. BOYD,
Superintendent of Public Works.
The time for receiving bids for bridges,
Waiakea and Wailuku rivers, Hilo, has
been further extended to December 39,
JAMES II. BOYD,
50-4 Superintendent of Public Works,
In the Circuit Court, Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
At Chamiikrs In Prouatu.
In the matter of the Estate of MINA
HEEB,. late of Haumkua, Hawaii,
The petitions 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 finnl order be made of distri
bution of the property remaining in his
hands to the persons thereto entitled;
that the heirs of said estate may be ascer
tained and declared, and discharging him
from all further responsibility as such
It is ordered that Thursday, the 20th
day of November, 1902, at 9 o'clock a.
m., at Chambers, in the Court House at
South Hilo, Hawaii, be and the same
hereby is appointed as the time and
place for hearing said petition aud ac
counts, and that all persons interested
may then and there appear and show
cause, if any they have, why the saute
should not be granted,
Hilo, October 13th, 1902.
By the Court.
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
Wish & Ross,
Attorneys for Petitioner. 50-4
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii,
In Prohatk At Chamurrs.
In the matter of the Guardianship of
UHORUK KAIIANAU1,ANI, a
The petition of Makaleka R. Naka
puahi wherein she asks that she be ap
pointed guardian of the above named
minor and for the issuance of letter of
guardianship to your petitioner having
Notice is hereby given that Monday,
the 17th day of November, 1902, at 9
o'clock a. tn., at the Court House, South
Hilo, Hawaii, is hereby appointed the
time and nlace for heariue the same peti
tion, when and where any person inter
ested may appear and show cause, if any
they huve, why the prayer of said petition
should not be granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, October 16, 1902.
By the Court:
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
LuBlond Suith, . .,...
I Attorneys for petitioner. 5?3tt'
Men Nnmcd by President Roosorclt
to Sottlo Anthracite Strike.
Washington, Oct. 16. The fol
lowing official statement announ
cing the close of the strike was
issued at the White House at 2:20
"After a conference with Mr.
Mitchell and some further confer
ence with representatives of the
coal operators, the President has
appointed the members of the com
mission tto inquire into, consider
and pass upon all questions at issue
between the operators and miners
in the anthracite coal fields:
"Brigadier-General John M.Wil
son, United States Army (retired),
late chief of Engineers, United
States Army, Washington, D. C,
as an officer of the engineer corps
of either the military or naval ser
vice of the United States.
"E. W. Parker, Washington, D.
C, as an expert mining engineer.
Mr. Parker is chief statistician of
the coal division of the United
States Geological Survey and editor
of the Engineering aud Mining
Journal of New York.
"George Gray, Wilmington, Del.,
as a Judge of a United States Court.
"E. E. Clark, Cedar Rapids, la.,
grand chief of the Order of Railroad
Conductors, as a sociologist, the
President assuming that for the
purposes of such a commission the
term sociologist means a man who
has thought and studied deeply on
social questions aud has practically
applied his knowledge.
"Thomas H. Watkins, Scranton,
Pa., as a man practically acquainted
with the mining and selling of coal.
"Bishop John I,. Spalding of
Peoria, 111. The President has
added Bishop Spalding's name to
"Carroll D. Wright has been ap
pointed recorder of the commis
sion." MUST CA1ILE PAY DUTY.
Carious Query Is Aroused by Cable
San Francisco, Oct. 14. Just
what disposition to make with the
cable when it lands is puzzling Col
lector Stratton. As it is of foreign
manufacture, the law demands that
it be taxed. The Collector is at a
loss to know whether to tax all of
the cable between this city and Ho
nolulu, that part that is within
three nautical leagues of the shore,
or only such part as is naturally on
shore. Another question is, how,
under the regulations, is the vessel
carrying the cable to be allowed to
land in Honolulu after leaving this
city? The ship containing the
cable is of British register, and con
sequently cannot be allowed in the
coastwise trade. In other words,
a vessel flying a foreign flag cannot,
after clearing from here, sail to
another domestic port and there
unload any portion of her cargo.
Collector Stratton has referred the
matter to Washington.
Oaltu Tax Appeals.
Honolulu, Oct. 25. The tax
court finished its labors yesterday
and made a report of its findings to
Collector Pratt. The greatest pub
lic interest centered in the appeals
of Brewer & Co. and Castle &
L d'cc where there was an assess
ment upon "good will," which the
court sustained. It was further
held that stock of foreign corpora
tions owned in Hawaii is subject to
taxation. An appeal to the Su
preme Court will be taken by
Brewer & Co., it is said.
Another finding of importance
was in relation to the cattle cases
where the tax court found the
assessments too high, and reduced
(he amount to fifteen dollars per
Will lnrcct llnwnlinu Enterprises
'Including Ulaa Plantation.
Honolulu, Oct.. 24. An itinerary
has been partly arranged for the
excursions of the visiting financial
investigators to the premises of
various industrial enterprises.
Tomorrow they will be carried in
a special train as guests of the Oahu
Railway & Land Company, to
Pearl Harbor and the sugar planta
tions bordering on that body of
water. Possibly they may take
time to inspect the Hawaiian Fibre
Company's sisal plantation. B. F.
Dillingham will conduct the party
and the train will leave Honolulu
al 7 o'clock in the morning.
On Monday the visitors will be
taken to the end of the railway line,
making an inspection of Waialua
aud Kahuku plantations.
The following day the visitors
will take the steamer Claudinc for
Hawaii. Conducted by Lor r in A.
Thurston, they will visit the plan
tations in the Hamakua and Hilo
districts, including the colossal
It is not decided as yetjwhether
the Maui plantations can be over
taken in the tour. A tripjto Kauai
is, however, contemplated.
Some time after their return fronr
Hawaiir the financiers will make a
thorough iuspection of the plant,
rights. of way and equipment of the
Honolulu . Rapid Transit &Land
Following 'are the names of the
visitors: John Lloyd, president of
the German Savings & Loan So
ciety, San Francisco; George Tour
ney, cashier of the institution just
named; Henry Crocker and wife,
San Francisco; and A. Kaine,
assistant manager of the San Fran
cisco branch of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce. Mr. Crocker is a
cousin of W. H. Crocker, the fam
ous capitalist, and Mrs. Crocker
has a large fortune in her own
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HILO WATER WORKS.
Capacity Will bo 700,000 Gallons
Honolulu, Oct. 24. Mr. Cooper
today ordered tenders advertised
for the construction of the Hilo
water works reservoir and shed.
The reservoir is to be built in a pa
hoehoe bed above the town. It is
to be of masonry, 80 feet by 100
feet on top, tapering to 60 feet by
80 feet at bottom, and 14 feet deep,
with a capacity of about 700,000
The shed is to be covered with a
galvanized iron roof and its sides
closed in with galvanized wire net
ting. A board fence will enclose
The reservoir will be fed through
an 8-inch pipe from natural springs
and have au outlet through a io
inch pipe with regulating valve.
There is an appropriation of
$10,000 for the construction.
Humphreys for Austin.
Honolulu. Oct. 24. Former
Judge Humphreys has come into
the Auditor's mandamus case as
associate counsel with C. W. Ash
ford for the petitioner. The firm
of Humphreys, Thompson & Wat
son was entered of record in that
relation before Judge Gear this
morning aud the hearing was con
tinued until next Thursday morn
St. Louis Fugitive. Caught.
St. Louis, Oct. 13. Julius Leh-
niatin, convicted of perjury and
wanted under an indictment for
bribery, who has been a fugitive
from justice for several days, was
captured by a deputy sheriff today
just as he was entering his house.
Lchmann' was sentenced to two
years in the penitentiary.
MINE IN CHINA.
Honolulu Company Will Delve for
Honolulu, Oct. 25. Plans arc
now being made for the formation,
under the laws of this Territory, of
a company for the development of
minerals in China. Firmly believ
ing that there awaits the vigorous
searcher for gold and copper in the
northern provinces of the empire a
rich harvest, a corporation is being
formed which, seeking investments
from the mainland as well, will be
primarily Hawaiian capitalists, and
will be managed from this city.
The intention is to move rapidly
to secure concessions to search for
precious metals and coal, and mine
and transport the same. Once es
tablished, it is the intention of the
company to proceed on modern
lines for the development of the
properticsythey acquire, and thus
secure the largest returns upon
their capital. While the company
will seek first for gold and copper
deposits, there is in possession of
its managers information, of the ex
istence of coal formations which
will be of immense value, and these
will form no inconsiderable portion
of the mining activity which will
follow its entrance, into the field of
The officers of the corporation
will be L. Ahlo, president; John
M. Thurston, vice president; E. A.
Mott-Smith, treasurer; W. C. Bun
ner, secretary. The company will
be organized on a basis of $200,009
capital, of which 10 percent will be
called in at once. The shares will
have a value of $20 each, and a
! large portion of these will be placed
on the market immediately in New
York and Washington.
Proof of Ability of Americans to
Settle Vexed Question.
New York, Oct. 15. English
moralists are staggered by the tre
mendous simplicity of the negotia
tions for bringing the coal strike to
a close, cables the London .corres
pondent of the Tribune. Neither
sovereign nor Prime Minister befe
could have intervened in an indus
trial crisis as the President has
done; nor is there any Euglish
financier capable of playing Mr.
Morgan's part. No labor leader
has arisen in England with Mr.
Mitchell's influence over the work
ers. The strike if settled by arbi
tration will be a fresh pi oof, accord
ing to English observers, that Am
ericans have the power of keeping
their heads while walking on the
edge of a precipice.
DENIES RUSSIAN DEAL.
Turkey Contradicts Report Con
corning Dardanelles nnd Russia.
London, Oct. 13. The Porte,
through the Turkish Embassador
in London, denies the report cabled
from Paris to the London Standard
on Saturday that according to
rumor current in the French capi
tal private negotiations were pro
ceeding between Russia and Turkey
which if successful would result in
an agreement to close the Darda
nelles to all but Russian war ships.
The Government of Turkey de
clares that no negotiations are on
foot with the object of opening the
Dardanelles to Russian war ships.
Wright Seen In 'Frisco.
Definite-news of W. H. Wright's
presence in San Francisco has been
furnished the police authorities
here by a man who recently arrived
from the Coast. Wright was seen
in a drug store and recognized by
Herman Levy, formerly clerk at
the Hawaiian Hotel here. Wright
is described by Levy as' having
been clean shaven. Bulletin.
KONA WILL SELL OUT.
Action Decided on at a Meeting at
Honolulu, Oct. 24. A meeting
of the stockholders of the Kona
Sugar Co. was held in the offices of
M. W. McChesney & Co., Queen
street, yesterday afternoon, for the
purpose of considering matters per
taining to the plantation. There
were 2595 out of the 5000 shares
present or represented at the meet
ing. There was but very little dis:
cussion on the matter in hand, that
of winding up the affairs of the
plantation and of selling everything
at public auction. It was reported
that it was the opinion of the
directors that the course laid down
in the resolution which follows
later, was the only way of raising
the money necessary. There was
only one stockholder who objected
to the winding up of the uffairs of
the company, but when the resolu
tion was finally put to vote, there
was not a single vote registered
against it. The only thing that
now remains, is for the. committee.,
named in the resolution to perform
the duty assigned to it. Receiver
Scott will dispose of the property.
Sir Michael Herbert Presents Ills
Washington, Oct. 13. Accord
ing to an appointment made Satur
day, Sir Michael Herbert, the new
British Embassador, was presented
to the President today by Secretary
Hay. The presentation took place
at the temporary White House on
Jackson square, and this was prob
ably the first occasion since the
White House has been occupied as
the Presidential mansion that the
credentials of an Embassador or
Minister have been received outside
of its doors.
Eventful Trip or S. S. Hclcne.
Houolulu, Oct. 2r. The steamer
Helene arrived from Hawaii ports
this morning at 6 o'clock with 51
head of cattle and 4,500 bags of
sugar for Irwin & Co. This sugar
is being loaded into the schooner
The officers of the Helene report
that she had a very rough trip.
She had to lie off Laupahoehoe for
several days on account of rough
weather. On the 15th, as the
steamer was lying off Ookala, both
the vessel's stem lines suddenly
parted and only prompt action
saved her from going on the rocks.
The Helene further brings the
news that on the morning of the
17th, Mr. McKcnzie, the keeper of
the Papaaloa landing, had a narrow
escape from death. He was step
ping over the long wire, by which
the freight is conveyed between the
landing and the steamer when the
wire suddenly rose and jerked him
over the edge of the precipice,
sending him rolling down the steep
incline for seventy-five feet. Luck
ily, Mr. McKenzie escaped with a
dislocated arm and some severe
Losing Coal Market.
London, Oct. 14. In a dispatch
from Vienna, the correspondent of
the Daily Chronicle says the crisis
in the coal strike in America is
threatening Americans with the
loss of their Swiss coal trade, which
they obtaiued after a severe strug
gle and great expense, as a result
of the exhaustion of American
stocks of coal in Europe and the
consequent rise in prices. Germans
are now booking in Switzerland
large orders for Westphalia coals,
says the correspondent, and they
are likely to recapture the trade
from the American dealers. The
increase in the price of.coal is causr
lng great distress in Switzerland.