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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILX, HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1904.
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L. W. HAWORTH - - Editor.
Governor Carter is deter
mined to give the people of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii local government.
He is in earnest. He is sincere.
As long as he is chief executive of
the Territory he will be found do- j
mcr tt'linf 1tf rvm li irit.f Ill fnti1n '
of every district the management of
their own affairs. He has asked
Congress to pass a county act. If
Congress refuses this he will ask
that body to so amend the Organic
Act that our own legislature may
pass a valid county law, sufficiently
liberal to meet the demand of the
times. Failing in this he will do
all he can to decentralize under ex
isting Taws. He is going to make
the people partners in the business
of governing Hawaii.
ISnrs 'Mint Country Him Outgrown
I'RIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1904. Old Mens.
r ."- -T- . Among a multiplicity of energetic
Kiiteieimiuic i-osioii.ee .1 11110, i. , trnils wrn,,pctl Up in the personality
of Governor Carter there arc two
which stand out as distinctly char
acteristic of the man. He is fearless
and he is optimistic. By his journey
through Hawaii he has become more
than ever convinced that the people
demand local government and he
has encountered many things which
strengthen his own belief that the
day when the government of the
Hawaiian Islands should begin to
decentralize is now arrived.
To a Tkiuunk representative
Governor Carter said that the most
impressive part of his experience on
this Island was the people them
selves. He was pleased most with
the evidences of public spirit nnd
the indications of a sympathetic
interest in the policies of ;the ad
ministration. Governor Carter said: "My ad
ministration still stands for county
government. We shall continue to
work for county government. If
Congress does as I hope it will do
it will enact a law for us. We have
discovered that the Organic Act is
so drawn that a county law as lib
eral as we want and need can not
be drawn without conflicting with
it. So if we are to have a county
law suited to our needs the Organic
Act must be changed first. If Con
gress refuses to give us a county
law this session I propose to ask for
such modification of the Organic
Act as will enable our legislature
to pass a law that will stick. We
will work steadfastly and contin
ually along all possible lines lead
ing to decentralization and local
rule. Now, it is preposterous that
a place like Hilo should be depen
dent for its government on officials
two hundred miles away. These
things cannot be done in a day.
But they can be done. If not one
way then by some other method.
If we cannot get a liberal county
law right away I am in favor of
giving the people as much local gov-
erumentas possible under the present
p3jflC-. YY. iilt -wMkJll.jl ltY.l
ders offices on the different islands
as a step in the right direction, We
can decentralize in some measure
without county government, and
with the cooperation of the people
this administration will be able to
Speaking generally of the roads in
districts through which he traveled,
Governor Carter said, "The roads
on your Island arc much better
planned than they have been on
Oahu outside of Honolulu. The
locations over here have been made
with excellent judgement and a
great deal of the trouble now is ow
ing to the, fact that the road system
is in the period of transition from
old discarded lines to the newer
and more practicable locations.
When wc once get the roads built
properly this Island will have a fine
"The lesson we need to learn in
Hawaii," continued the Governor,
"is that the government is the peo
ple and the people are the govern
ment. There has been a different
conception, which considered the
government as an institution sepa
rate and apart from the people. If
we can get all the people to realize
Sf.nator Palm ijk Woods re
ceived letters by the Kinau from
political friends, which have caused
him to make up his mind definitely
to comply with their wishes in the
National Committee matter. In
other, words Senator Woods will
stand pat. - Whatever program they
have outlined will meet with his
approval, and if it is the wish of
Democrats that Palmer Woods be
the Hawaiian member of the Na
tional Committee the Senator will
accept the position. Previous to
the coming of the Kinau mail, Sen
ator Woods was inclined to keep
out of the question as he considered
it had been settled.
Tub suggestion made by Secre
tary Atkinson that an Improvement
Association should be organized in
Hilo should not be passed unheeded.
The good work done by the com
mittee which placed the affairs of
this district before the Governor is
an illustration of how business for
the whole community may be tran
sacted. Sucli an organization" could
become a powerful factor in the
town and the step should be taken
Thk tour of Carter and Atkin
son is bringing them in close touch
with the people and the problems
of the Territory. Cordial relations
are being established which will
strengthen the administration and
benefit the people. The people of
East Hawaii are unanimous in their
approval of the working methods of
the new administration.
John D. Easton has been men
tioned as a possible delegate to the
Democratic National Convention at
St. Louis. Mr. Easton is a thor
oughbred, and if he is chosen as del
egate, will be a credit to the small
but select element in these Islands,
known as the Democratic party.
A Prisoner Hcntcii.
Complaint lias been raised against
L. D. Brown, prison luna, for his
brutal treatment of a Porto Rican
prisoner yesterday afternoon at the
hospital grounds. The scene,, as
depicted by eye witnesses, was re
volting. A San Francisco drummer, that the government.s interests and
the people's interests are identical
who saw it, said the incident would
always be an unpleasant memory
connected with Hawaii. It seems
that the Porto Rican misunderstood
nn order given by Brown. The
latter became enraged and pulled
the prisoner down from the wagon
and brutally kicked and maltreated
him. The prisoner's cries were
heard a block away, and when he
got up from the ground his face and
head were bloody. Brown is an
ex-pugilist, and when he wants to
and that it is the purpose of my
administration to make the will of
the people the will of the govern
nient we shall be satisfied."
Mrs. George Ross ami sou, A. M.
Ilrown.J. II. Fisher, J. W. Pratl.W. A.
Crowley, Rev. II. Kipi, Rev. D. Akauia,
Rev. D. K. Low, A. I,. Gay, H. B. Hazel-
ton, O.I). Lewis, Mrs, G. V. Jiikins, S.
H. Fuller, J. C. Smith, Mrs. Anderson,
ATKINSON ON IIOMKSTKADS.
Hnyn Iiocnt Itulo Is Our M nil I Test
Secretary Atkinson says that
Hilo has something of a reputation
for kicking, but after a week of
careful observation in the city he is
convinced that Hilo docs not kick
enough. "Hilo should 'kick' hnrd
er," said he. "The kicking should
be made unanimous. It should be
done through an organization of
some kind. I think nn Improve
ment Club would be of great benefit
to your town. Let it work along
the lines taken by our Merchants'
Association in Honolulu. Through
it, register your kicks and you will
find them doing more good, I
think Hilo has a splendid future
and is entitled to more than it has
had or is now getting. I want to
say for this administration that it
wishes to be shown how to be of
help to the different communities'.
Thats what we're on this trip for.
We are finding out a lot and learn
ing much that will be of use to us
as long as we are in office.
"One of the importnnt things we
have looked into this trip is the
homestead proposition. I have
lounu some queer tilings. I am
heartily in favor of the homestead
idea and believe in encouraging
Donanue .settlers wno will improve
the land. But these speculators
have done the country harm
nave seen several cases with my
own eyes on this trip where no
work had been done on the place
and yet deeds had been made and
given. I know one place where
not a tree has been planted, nor a
fence made nor a house even thought
of, yet the 'homesteader' has the
deed. There are other cases where
homesteads have bean taken; the
settlers have gone into the forest
and cut out the wood, sold it and
abandoned the place. I might fa
vor giving the people annuities,
subsidies, pensions and gifts, ' but I
am not in favor of allowing people
to loot the Territory under the
Speaking of county government
the secretary said, "To hae
tiny. It is as inevitable as fate nnjd
to oppose it seems to me very fool
ish. It, is the logical step in our
path to statehood and to a full ab
sorption of all that it means to be
part of the United States. We want
the support of the people for this
very reason. We want a legislature
that will work with us to a realiza
tion of plans for local government.
We want better men; the best men
from every district. If it falls to
the legislature to enact a County
law we want capable men to handle
the subject. The sooner we realize
that County government is our in
evitable destiny and a step in our
natural growth into American char
acter the better off we will be and
the sooner will the problems be
I Mrs. G. K. Lowe, J. F. Rilinstray. J. H.
do so he can sling an ugly right and j DiUsberry, W. C. Ferquersou nml wife.
LKI', Tuesday, January 26, 1904, to the
wife of Peter Lee, at Olna, a sen.
1904, to the wife of Carl S. Smith, a
Aller Lciivluir Hilo.
The plans of Governor Carter
and party are to leave Hilo Monday I Smitii-Iii Hilo. Hawaii, on January 22,
morning for Puna. There they
will go on mules to Kalapana and !
thence to the Volcano House by
trail. From the Volcano House
tluv will inennof tlir imtv.r nml nf1
" ,,, , . l I A" meiuheis of COMPANY I), N. G.
the Volcano road in compliance j II., are commanded to he at the Drill Hall
w 1 the show ug made by Peter "J J. ,1.1"8 U'RIVAY) uiug.
h . Uniform: khaki aril leggings.
Lee. '1 hey will then go into Kau. 14 V. A, FETTER, Captain.
.Mention, Co. D.
How Uororuor Carter Spent the
Week After Arriving ut llllo.
Monday, Fehruary 1
During the day in charge of Mr. C. C.
6 p. in., public reception at Spreckels'
Tuesday, Fehruary 2
7 a.m., leave Hilo for Kaiwiki in charge
of Messrs. Scott and Andrews.
Noon, lunch at the residence of Mr. J.
3 p. in., meeting with General Com
mittee at Bank Parlor.
4:30 p. 111., ahalina nt the residence of
Rev. S. L. Desha.
Wednesday, Fehruary 3
8 a. 111., leave IIJlo hy special train for
Puna and Olna.
10 a. in., meeting will) natives at TCbai
Noon, lunch at the residence of Mr. ,W.
H. C. Campbell. ,
1 p. 111., train leaves Kapoho, arriving
at Olaa Mill at 1:30. ,
2 p. m., arrive at Mountain View, (re
turning to 13-Miles at 3 p. m. to meet
5 p. in., arrive at Mr. McStocker's.
Thursday, Fehruary 4
At Papaikou and vicinity in charge of
Mr. J. T. Moir.
Friday, February 5
Trip to Kaumana in charge of Messrs.
Scott, LewU, Andrews and McStocker.
Refreshments in charge of Messrs.
Humberg, Deslm and linker,
6 p. m., dinner at Mr. Mason's. j
7:30 p. m,, review of Company D' ot
8 j). m., public meeting at Spreckels'
liANI) OFFICE LMIANUKJ).
Auditor FUlier Check Un the
Laud Commissioner Pratt and
Auditor J. II. Fisher were busy
yesterday making changes in the
local land office. Geo. H. Williams
is now Land Agent for the first and
second districts, his commission
superseding those of Charles Wil
liams at Honokaa and Wm. Rags-
dale and E. D. Baldwin of this city.
The land office will be moved from
the Baldwin building to the room
on the opposite side of the street,
under the telephone office. Wnr.
Ragsdalc has been appointed by
Mr. Pratt to the office of Ranger
for both districts, a position practi
cally as good as the one he previ
Mr. Pratt said that he finds the
accounts of Mr. Ragsdale all O. K.
"The books show a sum of over
$27,000 due and owing to the Ter
ritory as rentals and interest," said
Mr. Pratt, "and we propose to in
augurate a little stiffer policy in the
matter of collections. We want to
get in as much of this money as
possible and find out what the rea
sons are in each case for deferred
payments. In the cases where
lauds have been abandoned we will
probably take them over again and
offer them for settlement. We will
not carry a lot 6f accounts on our
books against settlers who may
have abandoned their claims and
possibly left the country."
"The Land office," continued
Mr Pratt, "had no fault to find
with Mr. Ragsdale. The appoint
ment of Mr. Williams was made hi
the regular manner upon endorse
ments from the Republican District
Committee of your district. I would
have appointed Mr. Ragsdale on
the same endorsement. I think the
land business of these two districts
will now run along smoothly and
with dispatch and satisfaction to the
public under the charge of Mr.
Williams and Mr. Ragsdale."
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Public Lands Notice.
On FRIDAY, February 19, 1904, at 12
o'clock noon, at the front entrance to the
Judiciary Building, Honolulu, T. H.,
there will be offered for sale at public
auction A License for a period of fifty
(50) years, for the privilege of entering
upon certain public lands on the Island
of Hawaii, Territory of Hawaii, to con
fine, conserve, collect, impound, divert
and sell all the Running Natural Surface
Water, and power produced therefrom
(subject to existing vested right of priv
ate parties iu such water, and to the
rights of the United States therein), upon
uud from all the said public lands situ
ated 011 the Island of Hawaii, in Terri
tory of Hawaii, within the following
described area, to wit:
Boundary Bounded on the North by
the seu, on the East by Waipio Valley,
the Puukapu-Laupahoehoe boundary un
til such boundary line reaches an elevatiou
of 4200 feet, from which point the con
tour line of 4200 feet elevatiou bhall form
the balance of the South boundary, and
on the West by the Houokaue-Awini
boundary as shown by green border on
the sketch plan subjoined to license the
whole of such area being hereafter called
the Kohala-Hamakua Water Shed.
Stated annual fee, $500.00,
Upset 2 per cent -of gross Revenue,
but iu 110 event, after the expiration of 2
years from date of license, shall the reve
nue received by the government through
this clause amount to less than $2,500.00
Any bid other than on percentage of
gross revenue will be rejected.
Upon fall of hammer the successful
bidder will signify his acceptance of the
license and of all the terms thereof by his
written endorsement thereon, and the
payment of the first five hundred (500)
For full particulars, in regard to condi
tion ot said license, apply at the.oflice of
Commissioner of Public Lands, Honolulu,
or at the office of Snb-Agent of Public
JAS. W. PRATT,
Commissioner of Public Lauds.
Honolulu, T, II., Jan. 23, 1904.
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I op. 111., unuiiT m mr. masons. , r,OMMIeeiOW MPRrMlMT H
7:30 p. m., review of Company D' at COIVIMISSION WIERCHANT MM
i..c..m.. . AND BROKER. ML
., . . Exporter of Island Produce. $09 OnrjQ UN
8 p. m., public meeting at Spreckels' ji0oks Kept and Audited. fc&g.j: ftu H
Hall. . Room 1, Spreckels' Block, - Hilo & StM KPw
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WHITE DAMASK PATTERN PIQUES
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HAMS NEW EMBROIDERIES, From One to Ten Iu. Wide
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OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMENT
Is now in charge of MRS. W. J. STONE,
whose well-known good taste is a guarantee
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