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IMnns for Extensive Public Im
provements Meet His Approval.
Henry li. Cooper, Superintendent
of Public Works is making & hasty
tour of this Island gathering data
for his recommendations to the
legislature. Mr. Cooper -came by
the Mauua Loa, landing at Fahala.
He came on land by way of the
Volcano house, arriving at Hilo
Monday. Tuesday morning in com
pany withW. G. Walker of Ookala,
tie left for an inspection of the Ha
makua roads and will take the
Kinau today at Waimea.
To a Tribune reporter, Monday
levelling Mr. Cooper said: "I ami
making this trip in n hurry. I am
isorrysomuch haste is necessary,
but it is mandatory upon me to get
back to Honolulu in time to cm
body my discoveries in a report to
I the Legislature. While my trip is
rather a flying one'l find that niat
I ters relating to needed public un-
' provements are so well in hand by
,the different Road boards that I
can cover a great deal of ground in
a short time. Of the road on the
other side, from the Volcano down,
I shall recommend that a good one
be constructed. The Volcano road
from Hilo to the Volcano house
n:eds overhauling from end to end.
I shall recommend an appropriation
enabling this work to be done as
early as possible."
In the city of Hilo, Mr. Cooper
considers that the improvements re
quiring earliest attention arc the
extension and macadamizing of
Bridge street and the widening and
macadamizing of King street. In
regard to an So-foot boulevard on
Front street, Mr. Cooper is of the
opinion that so wide a street is un
necessary and impracticable. At
present, arrangements are com
pleted with the trustees of the Bishop-estate
for a 6o-foot right of
way through their premises and
Mr.' Cooper thinks it would be
practically out of the question to
secure 20 feet more. He believes
any how, that n 6o-foot street will
be wide enough for all purposes and
so much more economical to con
struct and keep in repair, that it
will be better in every way than a
wider thoroughfare. He will prob
ably recommend an appropriation
of $30,000 to $35,000 for the im
provement of Front street from
Waianuenue street to Hoolulu Park
road beyond Waiakea bridge. He
will also favor an appropriation for
the macadamizing of Wailoa street
on Fast side of Waiakea River from
Wharf street to Front street and
the construction of a retaining wall.
Mr. Cooper will at once appoint
a road jury to appraise property
required by the government in
making street extensions, and to
assess betterments. This means
that preliminaries necessary to a
campaign of public improvement in
Hilo will go on apace with the
work to secure appropriations.
Other streets in Hilo which will be
favored in Mr. Cooper's report to
the Legislature are Volcano street,
macadam and grading to Waiakea
mill; Pitman street, macadam and
grading from Waianuenue street to
Ponahawai. The Puueo district
will come in for recommendations
for macadamizing on Amauulu
street, Kennedy avenue, Irwin
avenue, I.ehua avenue and Bridge
1 street. Pleasant street, Reed street
I and Wharf street will also not be
j Out side of the city on the Hilo
I Hakalau road Mr. Cooper will
' probably recommend appropriations
I amounting to $80,000 or $85,000.
I His desire is to make the Hamakua
j road a first class highway from end
I to end.
Mr. Cooper also approves the
recommendation of the local road
1 board for the expenditure of several
thousand dollars on the roads to
, Kaumaua and the Kaiwiki home
In a number of matters sug
gested by the Road Board Mr.
,,-,, ....T,,,., n .m',,, ,nw
and as to across road from Kau -
p, d pp d it.
His position being that attention
should first be given to absolute
necessities. He will doubtless rc-
commend an appropriation ol 5,-
0 for curbing and sidewalks along
certain government lots in mo.
,000 for proper approaches
new bridge over Pukihae
JAPANESE MURDER TRIAL.
FnnncoRhl nuil Wntannbe Are Tried
ToRCtlier Ilcfore Judjro Little.
The case that crammed the Court
house with Spectators to overflow
ing was that of the Territory of Ha
waii vs. Funacoshi and Watanabe,
charged with murder in the first
degree. This case occupied sever
al weeks in the preliminary exami
nation before Judge Hapai and
stirred up both haole and Japanese
factions in Hilo to a degree such as
has been the case in no criminal
matter in the history of the town.
.A joint indictment for murder in
the first degree wasjbund against
the defendants by the Grand Jury.
The case came on for trial last
Tuesday morning before Judge
The importance of the case can
be better appreciated when it is
understood that the prosecution has
held from the start that the death
of one Motohiro, was compassed by
a murderous gang of outlaws, with
head quarters in the heart of Hilo.
It is claimed tliab not only did this
murder result from a 'campaign of
outlawry, led by the defendants,
but that many Japanese have felt
the pressure of these organized
bandits with the result that they
have lost goods and moneys through
extortion and blackmail. It is
claimed that Motohiro, in the latter
part of July, was murdered in the
apartments of these banditti on
Front street, because he was un
able or refused to comply with de
fendants' demand for a heavy
In the District Court, the case
wavered along uncertain lines of
circumstantial evidence so far as
killing the victim was concerned,
the general theory of the defense
being that of suicide. For the de
fense at the prclimiary trial as well
as at the present, the firms of Wise
& Ross and LcBlond &' Smith were
employed. The Sheriff below was
assisted by Smith & Parsons, who
are also aiding Attorney General
Douthitt, in the present trial. The
battle in the District Court was a
legal tourney in which defendant's
counsel left no legal steps untried
in the interests of their clients, a-
gainst whom the predjudices of the
public and the determined arm of
Courts and Police were pitted.
Tuesday morning in the Circuit
Court the battle began over again.
Defendant's Counsel interposed
motions to quash, motions for se
parate trial and motion in challenge
of the array of trial jurors, all of
which were promptly overruled by
The heaviest blow to the Defense
was the ruling of the Court against
a separate trial in favor of which
they made strenuous argument.
Tuesday afternoon was consumed
in securing a jury. Many were
called but few were chosen. Near
ly all confessed to predjudices or
opinions which made it necessary
for them to step aside. The jury
as finally agreed upon are as fol
lows: A. B. Loebenstein A. Rich
ley, A. Lindsay, P. Heidt, L.
Turner, W. Downer, T. M. Row
land, J. G. Junkin, Geo. F. Hall,
W. C. Borden, A. L. Williams, E.
Tuesday night the Court held a
session until i'i o'clock to expedite
the work of the term. This Jap
anese case will probably consume
more time than any other of the
May Double Her Dulles.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 13.
Minister Conger cables from Peking
that China will be compelled to
double her duties and by so doing
possibly undergo great internal
disorder, if the powers insist on her
I paying the secoud installment of
ine liiueiuimy, now uue, 111 gum.
China will have great trouble in
meeting the Boxer indemnity. She
is driven to the course of paying
this in silver owing to the fact that
all of her revenues are payable in
silver and that lack of credit makes
it impossible to obtain gold.
The first installment of the in-
Iflnmtiitir tvnc npnflntnrl ill stll'Pr llV
1 .i, ,., ,,lr rnttrr.rinn Mint
j the next '.installment which has
bee d , Ja t ,, slloujd
ni.nllinr nfiunia'ilt ill il..np urn rnlla.
UUUiU.1 IU.JI.Jbllb i. anvil n.w ..-
mg consuierauie concern among me
powers interested in the Peking
agreement and although the
United States has signified her
willingness to accept the silver pay
ment, the other nations will not
agree to such a course.of action.
Washington Paper Ulycs Them
Piece of Advice.
Following nre from the Washing
Our esteemed evening contem
porary, the Star, advises the colored
people wisely when it says:
"The best friends of the colored
people can well afford to say to
them, 'Beware of the colonization
scheme.' Labor is needed in Ha
waii, in the Philippines, and the
Porto Rico, but labor is needed also
in the United States, and in no part
of the globe is labor so well remu
nerated as right here where ' the
colored people are at home, and
where, despite many hardships,
they have stronger ties than they
could ever hope to form anywhere
else. Thrift and industry and good
character count for more and more
every year in the circles of the
colored people's activity and no
pictures of a 'forty-acres-aud-a-mulc'
paradise in the tropics should
confuse or disturb them for a mo
ment." Here are sage counsel and the
gospel truth combined. Nowhere
in the world will the colored labor
ing classes find so certain a reward
for "thrift, industry and good
character" as awaits them here at
home. The laborers on the sugrtr
plantations of Louisiana arc better
paid, better housed, and surrounded
by more desirable conditions than
they ever would be in Hawaii.
Their place in the social scale is
higher, their opportunities of per
sonal advancement are far greater.
No honest, industrious, and in
telligent negro of the South ever
wants a roof over his head, a com
fortable home, protection for his
wife and children, or genuine help
and sympathy in his efforts for im
provement. He is in the laud of
his birth, in the environment of his
preference. He is no fool, although
the politicians and agitators may
think he is. We are quite willing
to depopulate our slums And alleys
at the request of any foreign land
that may want their contents, but
Hawaii belongs to us now, and we
object to any policy that will popu
late her with our negro riff-raff. As
we have already shown, the de
sirable colored element will not
alienate itself on any terms.
KAHUNA AT PUNA.
Reported to Have Worked Among
It is reported that a kahuna is at
work among the natives of the
Puna and that he has by the arti
fices and tricks of an old trade in
these islands, preyed upon the be
lieving natives of that vicinity to
the sum of several hundred dollars.
This kahuna, so it is reported,
mixes modern quackery with the
mysteries of an Ancient Hawaiian
institution. He claims to be li
censed by the Board of'IIealth and
performs his cures by the laying on
of hands. It is reported that he
treats consumption with an al
together new method. In a severe
cas, he said that the lungs had all
disappeared except one small piece
which is suspended by a string
which permits it to swing like a
pendulum in the chest. If this
string stretches and permits this
remnant of lung to touch the liver,
death would instantly result. The
kahuna had some powerful herbs
which if taken would shorten the
! string, thus insuring the life of the
The kahuna is liberal ac
to reports, making no
charges, but taking whatever his
thankful patients are willing to
Wanted to See the Flat;.
A prominent ranchman from
Waimea stood listening to the Ho -
noluluband olaviiie in the Union
School grounds one day this week
The band, with a flourish from
Kappelmeister Berger started up
the dashing air "The Star Spangled
Banner." The ranchman looked
, upward and saw a naked flagstaff,
SUld, (Jilt Itl
hub3 """" "
houses. If you will
start the hat
around I'll chip in a little for a
banner to float over Union School.
I always like to sec the flag flutter
when I hear that tune."
Trio From Ilamnkna Found
Utility by Jury of Twelve.
Last Monday the first jury ver
dict of the January term was turn
ed into Court. The case was that
of the Territory vs. Jacentho A.
De Nobrigga, Mathies Baptista and
Joao Cordeiros, charged with lar
ceny in the second degree. The
jury found defendants guilty. The
case was the cattle stealing case
from the District Court of Hama
kua. The larceny consisted in defend
ants taking cattle which did not be
long to them and the conviction is
a result of the combined efforts of
the police and the ranchmen of
Hamakua. Fred Carter of Parker's
ranch has been constantly on the
trail of cattle thieves since his re
turn from the Coast several months
ago, and W. J. Rickard of Laupa-
hoehoe did a little sleuth work at
the finish which ran the "rustlers"
into the corral.
The jury was made up almost
entirely of men out side of the
Hamakua District, as follows: W.
F. Dale, H. E. Kel'sey, Jas. M.
Cameron, W. C. Borden, L. Turner,
J. K. Gamalielson, K. W. Barnard,
H. G. Junkin, P. J. Heidt, R.
McKcuzie, W. II. Schoen and J. A.
Akaua. Their deliberation did not
consume more than an hour's time.
Assistant Attorney General E. A.
Douthitt prosecuted; Smith & Par
sons for defendants.
Willi t Zola Earned.
It is estimated that Zola made
2,000,000 francs, that is about
,80,000, in his forty years of
authorship. That does not seem a
very large reward for attaining to
the height of popularity among
European authors, says the Lon
don correspondent of the Chicago
Post. Why, more than two or
three of our little island novelists
get as much for the serial rights of
a single story, and one at least
earns twice as much every year of
her lucky life. A friend of mine
earns ,3000 a year for managing a
photograph company. Last winter
a local doctor made 1000 during
the vaccination scare. But, of
course, money was not Zola's only
Have you ever read the wooden
autobiography of that verbose
novelist, Anthony Trollope? It is
worth reading, if only for its frank
statement of Trollope's methods
and ideals and earnings. He had
few illusions. Pie was a novelist
by trade. He it was, you remem
ber, who ground out his daily por
tion of everlasting copy even in the
stateroom of an Atlantic liner.
Well, Trollope says that in thirty
two years of novel writing he made
,70,000. That is a better record
than Zola's, and who can say that
his literary record is worse? "I
have turned out more stuff," wrote
Trollope, "than any other living
European author certainly more
than twice as much as Carlyle."
Poor Carlyle! Even some of your
"stuff" is forgotten.
But do vou remember what Car
lyle said to William Black when he
had finished reading
"Eh, man," said he, in
his primmest wav, "but
ye coin' to do somethin' serious?
Honolulu, Jan. 20. Charles H.
Clark, Superintendent of the Ka
lihi Detention Camp and a Ha
waiian prominent in politics, was
arrested yesterday evening on a
warrant sworn to by C. M. White,
Chief Clerk of the Public Works
Department, on a charge of em-'
bezzlement of public moneys'
amounting to $551. He was re-1
leased on a bond in the sum of $i,-
000, James Holt, Deputy Tax As-,
sessor, being his surety.
The funds which Mr. Clark is I
charged with embezzling are the '
aggregate of rents collected from
, the tenants at the Kalihi Detention
' Camp for tour months past
tour months past, no
part of which, it is said, has been ,
turned into the Public works De
partment in that time.
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Zealandia 1 Dec. 12
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Zealandia Jan. 2
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1 Alameda , Jan. 28
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