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Ijc gjUa tribune
JAN. iG, 1903.
En tci d at the Postoflicc at Hllo, Ha
waii, as second-class matter
PUBMSHRD KVBRV FRIDAY.
L. W. HAWORTH
PROGRESS ON RIGHT LINES.
Within the past few months Hilo
has given herself an object lesson
in methods of furthering the wel
fare of city and Island, which if
followed without variation will ac
complish wonders for our material
prosperity. It has been proved
that no longer will a cry from Hilo
When the Senatorial commission
was at Honolulu, Hilo men, by
proper presentations, impressed up-
on them the necessity of visiting ,
this city and this Island.
A frnittct '
the protests of wiseacres at
lulu, the commission came,
were shown what Congress
do for the general welfare
own baliwick. Hilo citizens and
practical men from the outer dis
tricts went before the Senators and
made forcible and convincing state
ments. As a result, the men who
appeared before the commission at
its sittings on this Island may claim
credit for securing recommendations
in the United States Senate which
in the aggregate sound the death
knell of centralized government in
The showing made by such
authorities as A. B. Loebcnstein
and T. J. Ryan of necessity must
have been largely instrumental in
inducing the Sub-committee to re
commend Federal Control of the
Hawaiian public domain. The al
legation that Mr. Locbenstein used
words to conceal rather than to ex
press thought will not lie, since.the
returns are in. For the recom
mendations of Federal control of
light houses, much is owing to
what was shown the Senators on
this Island, where past neglect had
left the coast practically beaconless.
The recommendations for a break
water for Hilo bay comes from the
Senators' own inspection of the
bay coupled with the unconflicting
testimony of every Hiloite who dis
cussed the proposition before them.
The four-cent bounty on sugar
can be traced to the able expositions
wade before the Commission in
Hilo by A. L. Louisson and Albert
The critical comment on the con
dition of Territorial laws and upon
the methods of both civil and crimi
nal administration might, well have
been founded upon the convincing
revelations made in Hilo. Al
though upon this point it must be
admitted, a journey outside of Ho
nolulu was not necessary to a full
conception of the need of change.
The recommendation of im
mediate organization of County and
Municipal government finds no
sounder reasons for being in the
commission's report than those ad
vanced by the people of this Island
and by an inspection of a rich Is
land, hitherto in provincial vassa
lage both politically and administra
tively. Outside of the above speedy re
sults from an unanimous effort
made at the right time, there are
other evidences which point the
way to a new and independent pro
gress for Hilo and Hawaii. We
settled the Federal Building matter,
with expedition ami unanimity.
Through the iniation of Senator
Woods, we are organizing in a way
that will compel attention to our
needs by the Legislature at its
comiug session. All of these things
signify the beginning of a new era
in the progress of Hilo and this Is
land. This progress to reach its
full and natural measure must be
on independent lines to a large de
gree yet common with all parts of
.the Territory in the main.
Govhknor D01.H, while on the
Island of Hawaii gathered a great
many facts relating to existing land
leases which will influence his mes
sage to the comiug legislature.
What effect the recommendations
of the United States Senators will
have upon the recommendations
to be made by the Governor re
malus to be seen.
Tub meeting of citizens last Fri
day night, called to enable the citi
zens of Hilo to confer with the
Senatorial delegation was success
ful from the point of view of attend
ance. The immediate expression
of views upon matters for the legis
lature to consider, was blocked by
too much discussion of trivialities.
The end sought, will be reached
however, through the medium of
committees appointed at the meet
ing. It is up to Prof. Carvalho now
to compose a "Hilo Breakwater
March," and a "Four Cent Coffee
Wiikn A. L. Louisson heard of
the headway made in behalf of a
four-cent coffee bounty there was
a pleasant breeze.
Tiihkk is a time for everything.
Thc time for Hii0 t0 cstabHsh
park is now.
UIU HATCH OF INDICTMENTS.
Urautl Jury Turns Out Work For
Court and Trial Jury.
The Grand Jury reported last
Friday the following indictmcuts.
Watauabe Masagi and Funakoshi
Tatsuoro, murder in first degree.
Kane Funakosm Seo and Ichitaro,
and Ushigima, Matsutaro, conspir
acy first degree. Joe Akau, larceny
No bills were found against E. L.
Scoville, charged with embezzle
ment in the first degree, and Benito
Garmeudez, murder in the first de
gree. On January 12 the Grand Jury
reported the following indictments:
Nakata Tokutaro aud Kasho, mur
der in first degree.
Eliza Andrews, murder in first
Derogasia Mathero, assault with
a deadly weapon.
Juano Maria, bigamy.
Joe Akau, larceny in second de
gree. Chome, embezzlement.
J. M. Kama, forgery.
Shimada Konjo, assault with a
John Jardine and Maria Jarcjine,
murder, in second degree.
Juan Ota, burglary in sccoud de
gree. Ah Hong, assault with a deadly
Narciso Rosa, burglary in first
Narciso Rosa, larceny in second
Watauabe Saikitchi, larceny
second degree. .
Francisco Torre, violation of
L. Sec. 94.
Pelipo, larceny second degree.
Enoka Kanapaiki, larceny sec
No bills were returned against
Henry J. Lyman, charged with
malicious injury; Kapolei, assault
with intent to commit murder; San
diego Granado, assault with a
To Declaim Child.
An interesting case before Judge
Little just now is that of an appll
cation for a writ of habeas corpus
made by a Japanese man and wife
to recover possession of their eight
year old child. The application is
filed by Smith & Parsons. The re
turn by Wise & Ross sets forth
that the child in its infancy was
given to the present custodians and
states that it has been well cared
for and is now being educated in
the Hilo Boarding School. The
return denies thc right of the real
parents to take back the child,
claiming that th welfare of the
child and not its parentage should
govern the Court in deciding the
A Smoothe Voyage.
1 E. Peck, who went to the Coast
1 by the last Enterprise writes back
j a' high class testimonial as to thc
I comforts of ocean travel on board
the Matson steamer. "I am in the
I habit of being seasick when travel-
sng by steamer," said Mr. Peck,
"aud consequently dreaded the
long trip. However the Enterprise
made the journey across the Pacific
as though it were a river or a quiet
pond. It was the most comfortable
ocean trip of my life; and Captain
Miller is the king of captains."
For a short time only special dis
play of Spring Millinery by
of San Francisco.
Commencing January 22d.
L. TURNER CO.
CHANGE OF VENUE,
ltrown-hprcckcls' Suit Will Not bo
Following Is the affidavit of C. C. Ken
nedy in support of the motion for chance
On motion of defendants, Judge Little
granted n change of venue yesterday in
the suit of Clias. A. Drown vs. J. D.
Spreckels mid Adolph 1). Spreckcls. J.
A. Magoon and Smith & Parsons for
plaintiff; Kinney, Dallou & McClanahan
C. C Kennedy, being duly sworn, de
poses and says, that he is, and has been
for the last twenty-three years, n resident
of thc District of South Hilo, Island of
Hawaii, within the Territory of Hawaii,
his residence for the twenty-three years
last passed having been at Waiakca, one
of the suburbs of the city of Hilo; that
during said residence, except when tern
rvirnrllv nlifnt frnttl nalll 'District O
South Hilo, affiant has been in the habit
of visiting and doing business in thc bus
iness center of said city of Hllo almost
daily, where he has come in contact with
all classes among thc residents of said
city and has had opportunity to keep in
touch with, and as a fact has kept in
touch with public sentiment on local as
well as on general public topics; that
during said tw'enty-three years as afore
said affiiaut has been manager of the Wai
akea Mill Company's plantation, adjoin
ing said city, tnat as sucit manager lie
has carried on in thc aggregate a very
large amount of business with the busi
ness residents oi said city thereby giving
this affiant opportunity for learning', and
this affiant has in fact learned and knows
the general feeling of business men of said
city upon matters affecting the growth
and development of said city and its
future prospect; that John D. Spreckcls
and Adolnh B. Soreckels. two of the de
fendants, and the main defendants in the
above entitled action, arc and have becti
for some years past owners of large and
valuable tracts of laud located in the busi
ness and residence pait of said city and
elsewhere in the said District of Hilo;
that bs a result of affiant's close and con
tinuous connection with the business and
other interests of said city this affiant
knows and so alleges that the residents
and business men of said city and Dis
trict of Hilo both individually and col
lectively have an enthusiastic hope and
belief in the future growth and develop
ment ol said city both as a snipping cen
ter for the Island of Hawaii and as a cen
ter for the tourists trade and otherwise;
that the business community of said city
are bending their energies to the develop
ment or said city cuielly along tuese
lines and believe fully that thc present
time is and the next few years will be of
great importance in determining the fu
ture of said city; that there is a well uigh
universal sentiment among the residents
of said city that the growth of said city
as aforesaid has been and will continue, to
be promoted chiefly through the public
and systematic development and control
of the waterfront and maintenance of
good hotels for the reception of tourists
and the encouragement of that trade; that
nowhere in this Territory in affiant's
opinion is there such a public and
general interest in the development of
the business and commercial interests of
a given locality and district as exists a
moug the residents of Hilo for that city,
nor is there elsewhere in said Territory
such well organized and aggressive efforts
made to advance local public interests in
the way of meetings, memorial and other
wise. That by reason of the premises and of
thc active and unusual lutcrest taken by
the residents of Hilo in the development
of their business aud commercial in
terests it has come to pass that no
where in the Territory is there
more personal gratification over matters
teuding to advance the public interest of
ineir cny umu in imu, uuu uuwucic is
there a keener disappointment at the fail
ure of efforts made in this direction.
That said John D. Sareckels and Adolph
B. Spreckels are in possession of and
claim to own a considerable portion of
the waterfront of said city, including
premises involved in this suit and located
iHmtiIv In tlii hivirt of said citv: that
I said last named defendants also own the
only hotel nrooer in said city, known as
the Hilo Hotel; that for many years past)
it has been the desire of the residents of ,
I Hilo that the waterfront aforesaid includ-
ing thc premises in dispute should ue
I under public ownership and control;
that during the legislative session of the
year 1896 at the special instance and re-
quest of the citizens of Hilo an act was
nassed by the Island Legislature for the
condemning and parkin? of said water-
I front including the premises now in dis-
I pute, the proposition not being then car -
ned tlirougli by reason 01 tue lauure 10
appropriate funds therefor. At the time
said proposition was under discussion
certain citizens owning portions of the
waterfront agreed to contribute their
holdings voluntarily for the aforesaid
park nud that the defendants aforesaid
did not do so was then and there com -
inented on and aroused unlavorablc sentt-
tttutit tiifnn1a tliu cntrl 1 1nf7tw1n n t a trtif.
rally among the residents of said city;
that hereafter the question of building a
railroad along said waterfront arose and
some delay was caused before the right
of way was obtained therefore from de
fendants aforesaid, and such delay also
aroused unfavorable comment as to the
defendants; and this affiant says that the
belief is general among the citizens of
Hilo from whom the jurys arc likely to
be drawn that the continued ownership
of the land in dispute by the defendants
aforesaid is not for the public good and
that defendants have not been in their
control and management of the lauds
in dispute in the past and are not likely
to be in thc future just and public
spirited, and that any change in thc
ownership would be likely to be for the
best interests of the public; that for thc
nast five or six months thc hotel of said
defendants, known as the Hilo
Hotel, has been closed and unoccupied,
and the city has been left without proper
hotel accommodations for the reception of
tourists and other guests, to the manifest
detriment and discredit of Hilo; that this
condition of things has been aud now is
felt very keenly by all classes in said city
of Hilo, and in said District, including
those qualified nud likely to be called to
serve as jurors in this Court; affiant,
without himself entering into the merits
of said controversy as to who is at fault
in the closing of said hotel, or whether
anyone is, says as a matter of fact said
defendants arc well nigh universally con
demned for said happening by the resi
dents of Hilo nud said District, and thc
belief being general among said residents
that defendants arc seltislily indllterent to
the wcllare ol tne city ot Hllo and are
unreasonably narrow in their attitude
toward said city in matters of public con
cessions, and by reason of this the hotel
was closed and uow remains in that con
dition; that the unfavorable attitude of
the comuiun'ty aforesaid towards said de
fendants and their irritation with them in
reference to matters concerning thc water
front, as hereinabove set forth, have been
materially intensified by reason of the
matters relating to the closing of said
hotel to such an extent that today affiant
is convinced beyond a doubt and' on oath
affirms that said defendants cannot secure
a fair and impartial trial in the above en
titled cause in this circuit, and that the
interests of justice demand that the trial
of said cause be removed to elsewhere.
Further affiant saith not.
C. C. KENNEDY.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
14th day of January, A. D. 1903.
I. K. RAY,
Non Suit Urantrd.
Yesterday forenoon Judge Little
granted a non suit on motion of
defendant's counsel in the case of
Milton V. Holmes vs. Mauoel F.
Mcllo. The suit was to recover on
account of moneys advanced to an
association of planters of which
plaintiff was a member. Smith &
Parsons for plaintiff. Humphreys,
Thompson & Watson for defendant.
llnkuliiu Lund Titles.
In the suit of the Hakalau Plan
tation Co. vs. W. Z. Kah'uena, an
action to quiet title, judgment was
rendered for the plaintiff last Satur
day by Judge Little. Wise & Ross
for plaintiff; Smith & Parsons for
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! NOTICE OF SALE!
1 'Owing to the removal of $
the proprietor from Hilo
The American Grocery
located at Pouahawai and
Volcano streets will be
sold, either as a whole or
in part. Stock of grocer
ies, shelving and fixtures, I
two-story building, also
leasehold. For particulars
After Totnnrv? Tom flip
Alter J atlUary 2, 1903, U1C
entire stock of groceries
will be sold at reduced
Our customers who are in need
' , will fiud here a fine assortment
at prices to suit everyone.
Also fine sets of
Bird and Heat Carvers
and the largest variety of
Saddles and Bridles
ever seen in this town
Onr stock of
"Phoenix" Horse and Mule Shoes
Theo. H. Davies
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Hilo Water Notice.
In accordance with Section 1 of Chap,
ter XXVI of the law of 1856:
All persons holding water privileges or
those paying water rates are hereby noti
fied that the water rates for thc term end
ing June 30, 1903, will be due and pay
able at the office of Hilo Water Works on
the 1st day of January, 1903.
All such rates remaining unpaid for fif
teen days after they are due will be sub
ject to ati additional 10 per cent.
All privileges upon which rates remain
unpaid February, 1903, (thirty days after
becoming delinquent), are liable to sus
pension without further notice.
Rates are payable at the office of the
Water Works on King street.
Sup. Hilo Water Works,
Hilo, Jan. 5, 1903. 10-nt
REDUCED FREIGHT RATES
i Freight Rates between San Fran-
.cisco and Hilo have been reduced
From $3.50 to $3 per ton
commencing with the Bark St.
i Katherine. now loading in San
Francisco. This includes Hark bt.
Katherine, Bark Martha Davis, and
Bark Amy Turner.
Wbx.ch & Co., San Francisco
C. Brkwhr & Co., Ltd., Honolulu
H. HACKFRI.D & Co., Ltd., Hilo
& Co., Ltd., Hilo
BISHOP & CO.
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Creditissued, available in all the principal
cities of thc world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
Islands, either as Deposits, Collections
Insurance or requests for Exchange.
will deliver to you
of all flavors
Lemon, Cream, Ginger Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Pineapple, Or
ange, Strawberry, etc., etc.
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