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Rrporls Atcnliiftt CIiiiiiko In l'ulillc
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Honolulu, March 17. Senator
Cecil Brown presented n report of
the special committee on Senate
1)111 No. i to provide for counties
in the Territory of Hawaii.
The committee say: "There is
no need for this committee to enter
into a discussion upon thequestion,
or advisability of the object of the
Act, as it was the prominent plank
in the platform of the Republican
party, and was also a part of the
platform of the other political party
of the Territory. The bill as drawn
and submitted to the Senate is the
work of the Republican County and
Municipal Commission appointed.
by the chairman of the Republican
Convention held last year at Hon
olulu. The Act speaks for itself
and shows that great labor and
thought was bestowed upon the
"The committee have made few,
if any amendments, and then only,
such as it deemed necessary to carry
out fully the plan or foundation
laid and suggested by the Act; therc;
have, however, been considerable
changes made in matters of form,
for the purpose only, however, of
avoiding superfluous words and re
petitions. The amendments we re
commend will be taken up seriatim,
commencing with the title and fol
lowing through to the end in re
It is recommended that the title
of the Act be changed to read, "An
Act Providing for the Organization
and Government of Counties."
One of the amendments recom
mended is to make a separate county
of Kalawao on the Island of Maui.
This includes the places now known
as Kalaupapa, Kalawao and Wai
kolu. It shall be under the direct
jurisdiction and control of the Board
of Health. There shall be no
county officers in Kalawao other
than the District Magistrate and
and Sheriff, who shall be residents
thereof and elected at the fitst
general election under the Act and
hold offices for two years. Their
salaries shall be paid by the Board
of Health. Islands outlying from
the group, such as Laysan .and
Ocean, are incorporated with the
County of Oahu. Territorial waters
between counties are made under
their joint jurisdiction.
The committee has had under
consideration petitions for and
against changing the school system,
and conclude that it is not advisable
to make any change at the present
The committee recommend the
following apportionments of funds
from theTreasury of the Territory
to start the counties in business:
Oahu $520,000 00
West Hawaii 45i
Kast Hawaii 55ioo 00
Maui 60,000 00
Kauai 45,060 00
The Territorial rate of taxation
should be limited to five mills on
the dollars, or one-half of one per
cent, and until the Legislature fixes
the rates of taxation for the several
counties, the Board of Supervisors
shall not levy more than five mills
on the dollar.
A number of sections are recom
mended to be struck out as unneces
sary, being simply statements of
Awa licenses for each county arc
fixed at the following annuals rates:
Oahu, $1,000; Maui, $500; Kast
Hawaii, $500; West Hawaii, $250;
Kauai, $150. Five sections under
this head are struck out.
Auctioneer's licenses are fixed as
follow: Oahu, $600; Maui, $100;
Kast Hawaii, $100; West Hawaii,
$50; Kauai, $50. An auctioneer's
bond in Oahu is made $3,000 and
iu each of the other counties $500.
For the slaughtering or selling of
beef without a license, etc., a penal
ty of not less than $25 nor more
than $50 fine is provided.
Other license fees are thus'fixed:
Livery stable, $50; merchandise,
sales less than $10,000, $50; over
$io,oooand not more than $100,000,
$100; over $100,000 and not more
than $500,000, $250; over $500,000,
$500 per annum. Tailoring or
or dress-making, $20, provided that
no license shall be necessary when
the work of tailoring or dress-mak
ing shall be done in the private res
idence of another. Peddling Cakc,
$10 instead of $25.
Section 4 is changed to read:
"Kach of the several counties shall
be a body corporate and politic, and
have the powers specified iu this
Act and such other powers as arc
necessarily implied." Agreeably
with this amendment the committee
strikes out in Section 1, after each
subdivision defining the counties,
the part defining the corporate and
politic power of each county.
They recommended striking out
subdivision 10 of Section 22, which
gives the Board of Supervisors of
each county the power to issue,
bonds and incur a bonded indebted
ness. They think that power
should 'remain for the present with
Several changes are made in sub
division 16 of Section 22, for the
reason that the Organic Act ex
plicitly and specially places the
health laws of the Territory in the
jurisdiction qf the Government of
the Territory, subject to the quar
antine laws and regulations of the
United States. The amendments
are recommended to prevent any
conflict of authority between the
Territorial and county officers of
the Board of Health.
Section 44 is to be struck out, as
the county has by Section 5 the
power of holding real and pcrsonul
All county officers are made
eligible for election only after three
years' residence in the county or
district in which the duties of the
particular office are to be performed.,
In Section 47 changes iu naming
officers arc recommended, thus:
The Sheriff, to be ex-officio the
Coroner; the County Clerk, to be
ex-officio the County Recorder; the
Assessor and Collector, to be one
officer; the Treasurer, to be also
the License officer. Other sections
are amended to suit.
Anew section, 122, defines the
duties of the District Attorney. Jt
makes them deputies of the Attor
ney General and removable by him
for cause shown to the satisfaction
of the Justice of the Supreme Court;
who are accordingly given jurisdic
tion to that end. The amendment
is deemed necessary to conform
with the Organic Act, which makes
the Attorney General the prosecut
ing officer of the Territory.
A new section, 154, jequires the
Recorder to accept any plan of land
for filing in the archives, on pay
ment of a fee of $1, but such plan
must contain certain identification
particulars set forth in the section
and be upon tracing cloth.
Sections 417 and 418, Chapter 68,
relating to the Board of Health, are
recommended to be struck out as
Instead of 15 per cent of gross
water rates, it is recommended that
the Superintendent of Water Works
be paid a salary of $3,000 a year.
It is recommended that the water
rates be paid into the treasury
daily, instead of quarterly.
At the end of Section 524 the
Lcommittce recommend an amend
ment providing that iu the event of
any provision of the Act being held
invalid, the Act or part of an Act
which such provision was intended
to take the place of should there
upon be of full force and effect, as
if the same had not be repealed.
"This amendment," the commit
tee conclude, "will iu our opinion
prevent chaos, or an interregnum,
should the courts hold any part of
this Act unconstitutional, or decide
that the Legislature has in any way
exceedqd the power conferred on it
by the Organic Act. The commit
tee submit herewith a copy of the
Act with all changes made, and the
amendments recommended by them,
and in that form we recommend
the passage of the Act, trusting
that it is a step taken in our politi
cal hjstory that will never be re
gretted or disapproved of."
Signed by Cecil Brown, H. P.
Baldwin, L. L. McCandless and
John D. Paris. Chairman Brown
stated that Senator Nakapaahu be
ing ill had not attended any of the
meetings of the committee.
Senator Achi moved to adopt the
report: thus passing the bill on sec
ond reading. Senators J. T. Brown
and Paris objected to swallowing
such an important measure whole,
without consideration of all its
Directory of the 1'ronilncnt and Progressive business men in the richest coun
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HONOKAA Is the most thriving com
munity outside of llilo on the windward
coast of the Island of Hawaii. It is situ
ated 50 miles from IIIlo at an elevation
of 1500 feet which renders the climate
salubrious. Above the cane lands arc
numerous homesteads on which coffee,
cane and vegetables arc extensively cul
tivated. Kcgular stage lilies connect
with all outlying districts. The 4U1
Circuit Court meets at Houokaa annually
iu July, Regular steamers call to dis
charge and receive freight.
A. U. LINDSAY General Merchan
dise, Post Office, School Agent.
CIIAS. WILLIAMS Attorney at aw,
J. C. nUUGESS Painting, Graining, Pa-
jitr iiuiiKiiiK nim uecoraimg.
DRS. GREENFIELD & R.G.CURTIS.
Physicians and Surgeons.
J. M. MOANAUIJ Attorney at Law.
R. II. MAKEKAU Attorney at Law.
A.J. WILLI AMSON-C. E. and Architect
AH POO RESTAURANT Meals at all
hours. Tobacco and Cigars.
KWONG WAH CHAN Merchant Tai
lor. Coffee Saloou and Restaurant.
M. V. HOLMES Dealer in General
Merchandise and Plantation Supples.
Fresh goods direct from San Fran
clsco every month.
GEO. KAIZER Prop. Houokaa Stables
Staging and Teaming at reasonable
rates in Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo
districts; boarding a specialty, in
quire for terms, contracts, etc.
MRS. E. HALL-let.
-Furnished Rooms to
WM. J. RICKARD Notary Public.
This place derives Its importance from
being the chief port of South Kohala
through which Waimea and Puako Plan
tations receive and ship their lreight.
Here mail is lauded and carried as far as
Houokaa by Vol. Stables stage line which
tuns through to Hilo.
WAH CHONG STORE Chock Hoo
Dry Goods, Groceries, Chinese and
Japanese Goods, Patent Medicines,
Kawaihac View Hotel and Restaurant.
JUDGE WM. HOOKUANUI Notary
Public, Postmaster, Agent for Wil
der S. S. Co., and Light House
Comprises five sugar plantations, viz:
Haw!, Union Mill, Kohala, Halawa and
Niulil and the extensive areas of the
Woods' stock ranch. Mahukona is the'
port from which runs the Kohala Rail-
road connecting the plantations.
W. AKUI Dry Goods, Groceries, Hoots
and Shoes, Ready Made Clothes ami
S. NAKA Watchmaker.
HALAVA Joaquin Zablan Dealer in
"'j viuuus, groceries, 11001s ami
Shoes, Hats and Patent Medicines. .
NIULII Kitnu Pake Dry Goods, Gro
ceries, Hots, Shoes, Hardware.
KOHALA CLUIJ CO. Pirst Class Hotel
Accommodations, Livery, Hock and
Freighting. Meets steamers regu
larly at Mahukona.
KUKUIHAKLE Is the most northern
of the Hamakua plantations. It is sit
uated on the brow of the great Waipio
Vallev a distance of slriv ,ll.. c-...
TRY HAMAKUA SODA WORKS for
J. G.JONES Dry Goods, Groceries, To-
uiilv.u mi igars, raieni iUeUlclncs,
Hoots and Shoes, Peed.
W. A. McKAY Saloon Handles Prlmo
QUONG CHONG CO. Dealers iu Geu
eral Merchandise, Drugs, Fancy
Goods, Chinese and Japanese Goods.
WAIMEA.-Kamuola P. O.
At an elevation of 2700 feet between
Mauna Kea and the Kohala mountains,
twelve miles from Kawaihae and twenty
miles from Houokaa, is the fertile plalu
pf Waimea, admirably adapted for the
cultivction of agricultural and vegetable
products. This is the centre of the
Parker Ranch.over which roam thousands
of animals. The climate is ideal for a
AH YAU Merchant Tailor, first class
suits at city prices.
INOUWE Pirst Class Hair Dresser and
SAMUEL K. PUA Attorney-at-Lawand
- Notary Public. . (',
MRS. C. N. ARNOLD Onouli House
Furnishes Good Accommodations for
Tourists and Visitors. Kealakckua P. O.
C. AHUNA Groceries, Dry Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars, Fancy Goods, Mer
chant Tailor. Kealakekua, Hawaii.
"TlENRY WEEKS Kcalakekiitt,"Ha.
waii, takes orders lor lied steads, Tables
and Calabashes and Fancy Articles Qf all
Kinds, made of Native Woods.
R. MAKAHALUPA Attomey-at-law
T. C. WILLS Dealer in General
Merchandise, Post Office.
OLAA SALOON AND CAFE at Nine
Miles Refreshments of all Kinds; Meals
at all Hours. Try our Hospitality.
' Front Stroot, Hilo, Hawaii
1 A Large Assortment of Tweeds Always
J Kept on Hand.
I Perfect Fit anil First-Class Work Guaran
Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty.
A TRIAL SOLICITED
Koa Lumber In small and large quanti
ties; well seasoned.
Furniture made to order, any style
wanted. Repairs made on auykindot
furniture. Prices moderate.
Sorroo Cabinet Shop.
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