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I n the Circuit Court of the flourth Circuit.
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In the matter of the Estate of JOHN
KEAWEHANO, of Hllo, Hawaii,
Petition having been filed by 1'ntilla
1 Keawehano the willow of the deceased,
' praying that Grace K. I'a be apjxinted
1 Administratrix of said Estate,
, Notice is hereby given that Tuesday
the 3 day of Mav, 1904, nt nine oclock A.
M., be and hcreLy is appointed the time
for hearing said petition in the Court
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room 01 10 isv.uuri,uiouniu imu, iibwuii,
ut wliicn lime and place all persons con
cerned may appear and show cause if any
tliey have why the prayer of said petition
should not be granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, April 5, 1904.
Ity the Court.
J MAVIMf lnTr.R rl.,,
. UANIEL lORfUK, Uerk.
Ily Chan. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
k. A. L.VMAN, SK,
Attorney for Petitioner.
Notice to 'Creditors.
The undersigned, haying been duly ap
pointed Administrator of the estate of
George Gordon ol Kukuihilc, llama
kua, Island of Hawaii, deceased intestate:
Notice is hereby given to all creditors of
the deceased to present their claims, duly
authenticated and with piopcr vouchers,
if any exist, to the undersigned at his
residence ut Kukuihacle, Hamakua, Ha
waii, within six months from the date
hereof, or they will be forever barred;
and nil persons indebted to the said de
ceased are requested to make immediate
payment to the undersigned.
Administrator of the Kstnte of George
Kukuihacle, Hawaii, March 30, 1904.
Mortgagee's Notice of In
tention of Foreclosure
Notice 'is hereby given that pursuant
the power of sale contained in that
certain morti'aae dated April 12, 1894.
made by Kauhatie of Papaikou, Island of
Hawaii, Hawaiian islands, mortgagor,
to Kawaihae of Papaikou, Island of Ha
waii, Hawaiian Islands, mortgagee, and
recorded in the Register Office, Oahu, in
Liber , pages and - , the said
Kawaihae intends to foreclose said mort
gage for condition broken, to-wit, the
non-payment of principal and interest
Notice is likewise given that the prop
erty conveyed by said mortgage will be
sold at public nttctiou at the Court House
iu Hilo, Island of Hawrii, Territory of
I lav all, at 12 o'clock noon, on Saturday,
the 30SI1 day of April, 1904, by I. E. Kay,
The property covered by said mortgage
is Royal Patent No. 6259, and consists of
all that certain piece, parcel or lot of laud
situate along the beach' nt Pucopaku,
Island of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, and
containing an area of 3 20-100 acres more
Together with all the rights, casements
and appurtenances thereto belonging and
the improvements that may be thereon.
Terms: Lasii, united States uoiu Loin
deeds at the expense of purchaser.
For lurtlier particulars npply to K. ni.
Konhou, Papaikou, or I. E. Ray, Hilo,
Dated Hilo, April 12, 1904.
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In effect July 13, 1903.
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Excursion tickets between all points
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returning, until the following Monday
Commutation tickets, good for twenty
five rides between any two points, and
thousand mile tickets are sold at very
W. H. LAMBERT,
Ilnnnll Shelved Atcnlu nud Without
Honolulu, April 19. Outside
delegates representing a majority of
the delegates to the convention fixed
up a nice little" scheme to get the
best of Oahu at a number of caucuses
held on Saturday.
Hawaii decided that she wanted
two delegates, one for each district.
The representatives they agreed
upon wdre Sheriff Nnhala of Kona.
and Rev. S. L. Desha of Hilo. Ha
waii had thirty-three votes, and
proposed to go into the convention
and get what they wanted.
West Hawaii came prepared to
be content with the naming of Na
hale, but when all the delegates
from the Big Island got together
West Hawaii found that to do busi
ness with the cast side they must
support n man from that side for the
Chicago trip. The East Hawaii
delegates came to town all split up.
Among them were votes for Prouty,
Desha, Day and Sam Parker. They
closed a bargain at once with West
Hawaii that cleaned the board of
all except Desha with Nahale as
Maui decided to send W. T. Rob
inson as its delegate, with Senator
C. H Dickey as alternate, while
Kauai picked Representative E. A.
Knudsen with no choice for alter
nate. In separate caucus the three
islands agreed as to their individual
wishes, but there was lack of harm
ony in the joint caucus and the
mfftter was not definitely settled.
Both Maui and Kauai objected to
giving Hawaii more than one dele
gate, and the Big Island assisted by
some of the other delegations,
proposed another plan by which
Kauai should get no representation,
but be given instead the convention
chairmanship. Kauai refused the
offer and fought Hawaii's demand
for more than one-delegate, or even
representation on the Chicago dele
gation. When the "cfelegates camejinto
the convention hall, everything
was apparently harmonious. Rev.
S. L. Desha of Hilo opened the
proceedings with prayer John C
Lan was chosen temporary
chairman, as against Senator Wm.
The committee on credentials re
ported on the credentials of 131
delegates, including twenty-six
proxies and four delegates absent
Upon permanent organization
and the adoption of rules,
motion of Mr. Achi the temporary
officers were made the officers of
When nominations for delegates
to the Republican National Conven
tion were called for, several dele
gates were on their feet at once to
make nominations. Rev. S. L.
Desha iu a few brief remarks nom
inated Governor George R. Carter.
Following this Col. Samuel Parker
nominated Delegate Kuhio, both of
which nominations were received
with great applause.
Other nominations were made
and upon the balloting the vote
stood as follows:
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Alternates were then elected by
open vote and the delegation se
lected is composed ns follows:
Delegates Gov. Geo. R. Carter,
Prince Kuhio Kalauiauaole, Wm.
H. Hoogs, A. G. M. Robertson,
Wm. T. Robinson, E. A. Knudsen.
Alternates S. I,. Desha, R. W.
Breckous, J. K. Nahale, L. I. Mc
Candless, C. II. Dickey and II. H.
In Demand In Sun Francisco nud
Preferred lo Other Vnrletles.
The adjourned quarterly meeting
of the Hilo Agricultural Society
met last Saturday afternoon at 2
p. m. in the rooms of its President,
Mr. Charles Furneaux. After elect
ing William Ragsdale, secretary of
the society and the transaction of
regular business, Mr. W. S. Terry
read an instructive article on "The
Milling and Marketing of Coffee."
Dr. Hayes also presented some
figures on the increase in coffee ex
portation from the islands since
President Furneaux read an ex
haustive paper on "Banana Culture"
which contained much interesting
and valuable information regarding
various methods of cultivation and
corresponding success, which had
come to his attention.
GrowitVj out of the reading of
Mr. Furneaux 's paper, a general
discussion of the subject ensued,
which brought forth many valuable
suggestions as lo the most success
ful method of planting.
Dr. Holland gave his experience
of planting in Puna. He stated,
that he had found that suckers
planted .dx to eight inches deep
developed the best results, while
those shpots planted in shallow
soil were' still unmatured plants.
Mr. Kuhns reported opposite
results in Kaiwiki, where he was
extensively engaged in banana and
fruit culture. Two fields of
bananas planted at the same time,
one at considerable depth and the
other by iturnttng up sufficient
suface soil to cover the roots,
showed a wide difference in re
sults. The latter developed a fine
growth and a much better quality
of fruit than those deeper planted.
He had also experimented by
digging holes tree or four feet
deep, which he filled up with a
mulch of grass, weeds, etc. After
giving this time to decompose, he
planted his banana suckers in the
holes, but in every instance the
plant died. Mr. Kuhus also ad
vocated shade and believed the
best results wera to be obtained in
planting bananas on virgin forest
land with the least cultivation pos
sible, which is the banana's natural
Mr. Andrews said he believed
there was much to be learned iu
the planting and cultivation of
bananas, drawing as an analogy
the disparity in methods of cane
planting in various districts. Like
cane, he believed the method of
planting bananas was peculiar to
the respective districts in which
they were to be grown, and sug
gested that the peculiar conditions
of each district as to soil, climate
and moisture be sought out and
considered iu banana cultivation.
W. S. Terry 'suggested the sea
sou most suitable to bauatia plant
ing should be also considered. He
related his experience iu planting
taro at the Hilo Boarding School,
without reference to the time of the
year and showed that the best re
sults were obtained from plants set
out in certain seasons. He thought
the same held good with reference
Commission Agent R. I. Lillie,
who was present, was called upon
to make a few remarks regarding
the Sau Francisco market. He
stated lhati at present the. San
Francisco market was glutted with
fruit, but that Hilo bananas were
always iu demand Dealers pre
ferred the Hilo product to the
Honolulu or the Blufields variety.
There is a marked difference be
tween the Hilo banana and the
Honolulu banana. The skin of
the latter is much tougher and con
sequently bears transportation
I easier. The Hilo banana if not
properly wrapped becomes bruised
and discolored, and unsalable. He
suggested thnt greater care be
exercised in the wrapping of fruit
shipped from here. The Blueficlds
banana has nlso a very tough skin
and arrives in San Francisco by
railroad unwrapped. The bunches
stand much higher, the hands are
farther apart, the fruit is larger nnd
ripens up a rich yellow color. The
only objection to the Hilo banana
is its speckled condition when it
ripens, but while the appearance of
the Blueficlds variety is much
better, it is not as satisfactory as
the Hawaiian banana. He said
there was a ready market for the
Hilo banana as long as we were
able to get them into San Francisco
dry, without spots and properly
wrapped. After that it was only a
question of competition between
buyers as to getting the best prices.
At present the shipments had
been so small as to make no ap
preciable effect on the market.
The Blueficlds banana, which
practically sets the market, stands
$1. 60 per bunch at San Francisco
for 60 to 80 lb. bunches, or an aver
age of 3 cts. per lb.
Dr. Holland Do you find that
small bunches of bananas sell as
well as larger bunches in the Sau
Mr. Lillie Yes, they sell quite as
well, some dealers preferring small
bunches as they are easier to dis
pose of. But the trouble with
shipping small bunches is the latter
cannot afford the forty-five cent
freight rate by steamer and the rail
road charges. A 40 lb. bunch of
bananas will not stand the cost of
transportation and yield a profit to
Mr. Andrews Then if we were
able to send 30 lb. bunches at one
half the regular rate, it would be
preferable would it not?
Mr. Lillie Yes, the smaller
bunches w6uld find a readier sale
and yield a better return to the
shipper, provided of course we get
our fruit to market in good con
dition. The Honolulu fruit is
better wrapped and better cared for
on the Honolulu steamers.
The S. S. Alameda is specially
fitted up above and between decks
for carrying bananas. The "stowing
of bananas between decks however
often results in cooking the fruit
before its arrival. Ordinarily the
shipments from Honolulu arrive in
much better shape, but the last
shipment of Hilo bananas by thp S.
S. Rosecrans arrived iu as fine a
condition as could be desired.
After several conferences with
Capt. William Matsou. I am pre
pared to say that the Matson Navi
gation Co. will meet growers with
proper transportation facilities as
soon as we can show our shipments
warrant it. As our shipments increas
the freight rates will be materially
reduced, although Captain Matson
claimed the last trip of the Rose
crans, which carried 2,000 bunches
from here, resulted in a loss to that
Dr. Hayes suggested the re
duction of freight rates on smaller
bunches, which he believed would
insure larger shipments and con
sequent profit to the steamer.
A Committee on Transportation
consisting of Mr. Furneaux, Mr.
Lambert and another member
to be named were appointed
to confer with the Matson
Navigation Co. with reference to
matters of transportation, freight
rates, size and care of bananas. It
is believed a sliding scale of freight
charges can be secured ns prevails
now on the Honolulu steamers.
St. Petersburg, Russia, April 12.
Many Circassians are volunteering
for service with the Russian forces
in the Orient.
OAHON'KK K. WILOKK.
Prominent Legal Light unit Former
lllto Judge .Dies.
Former Judge Gardner K. Wilder,
while 011 his way cast to meet his
wife, was suddenly tnkeu ill with
an attack of pneumonia and died at
San Francisco on Thursday, April
14th. Mrs. Wilder, in company
with her brother and sister, arrived
at San Francisco shortly after the
death of her husband and will ac
company the remains to Honolulu
on the Alameda, which is due on
the 29th. Judge Wilder was a well
known member of the Hawaiian
bar, served for some time as Judge
of the Third and Fourth Circuits,
resigning the latter office on Ma
15,1900. He was a graduate of the
law department of Ann Arbor, Mich,
and was married on August 25th,
1892, to Miss Gertrude L-. Barnes,
of Rochester, Michigan At one
time Mr. Wilder held the office of
Deputy Marshal and subsequently
that of Deputy Attorney General
for ssveral terms during the latter
part of Queen Liliuokalani's reign
and in the troubles preceding the
overthrow. He was about 40 years
of age at the time oi his death and
was the eldest son of the late Will
iam C. Wilder. Besides his wife
and mother, he leaves three brothers,
Charles, William C, and Harry
Appropriate memorial ceremonies
were held in the Judge Little's
Court Tuesday morning in which
the Court and various members of
the bar took part. Remarks were
maie by Attorneys LeBlond, Wise,
W. H. Smith and J. Castle Ridgway.
After passing resolutions the Court
was adjourned as a further mark of
Known by Thumb Mark.
The Boston papers say that Ed
ward Atkinson, the noted anti-imperialist
and anti-expansionist, al
though but 70 years of age, is so
feeble he no longer uses a pen, but
employs a rubber stamp in signing
his name. This is done even on
checks of small or large amount.
As such a signature is not legal,
Mr. Atkinson renders it so by attest
ing it according to the Bertillon
system. He inks the ball of his
thumb on a pad pnd leaves the im
print on the check. Bank cashiers
m Boston and elsewhere have be
come familiar with th6 hair lines of
the Atkinsouian thumb, and a piece
of paper bearing it is as good as
Fuiinkoslil Has Friends.
Honolulu, April 18. Several at
torney' runners are, we are inform
ed, trying to raise funds among
Japanese gamblers in this city to
be used on behalf of Funakoshi,
the convicted murderer of Motohiro.
They claim that Funakoshi
could be liberated by resorting to
a writ of habeas corpus before
United States Judge Dole. The
murderer is confined iu the Hilo
jail at present, pending his nppeal
to the higher Court. Hawaii
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