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THE WEEKLY HILO TUtllbNE, HIJ.O. HAWAII, FRIDAY, MAY
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W. C. Cook - - Editor
PUBLIC OFFICE A PUBLIC TRUST
The teport of the Grand Jury
appearing in another column of this '
issue is the result of an exhaustive '
"and painstaking investigation byJICfl ,, (.onrt rlll(,8 out 11
that body into Land Office methods . UrW of (.rlmlnn, ,, t.,Tn ,,,,.
which have been permuted to re
main unchecked in that department
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iwi j;u.-), 1 uv; vxi.iuii Ji"J l 'r
pronched their duty fearlessly and
ininnrli.illv. determined lo shield
not the cuilty nor condemn lhc
innocent. They were not moved
by any delicate qualms of conscience
or sentiment in their deliberations
and spared no public official in their
searching scrutiny for the truth,
The disclosures made, which while
not amounting perhaps to a criminal
offense on the part of officials, con
firms what the Tkiiiunh has here
tofore asserted, that the seat of the
disease lay near the principal office
at Honolulu. The latest discovery
of alleged defalcations hi the former
administration of the Land Office
at Honolulu only corroborates this
statement and the Grand Jury's
findings. The Grand Jury is a
safety check, when properly ap
plied, against official irregularity or
malfeasance in office, and if the in
dictments returned be not sustained
by a trial of the fuels in each case,
the result to the community and to
the public service will be of incal
culable benefit. In the language
of a great statesman, now departed,
"a public office is a public trust,"
and government officials in the
Territory of Hawaii should be
made to realize their obligations to
do right and to avoid wrong in
their public and private conduct.
CHANGE THE SYSTEM.
As discoveries of embezzlement
of public funds continue to be
made, the necessity of placing under
heavy bonds all public officials who
handle monies becomes more ap
parent. There is no question that
the fear of prosecution by bonding
corporations or private parties, has
a restraining influence upon a
public accountant who has tempta
tion thrown in his way. One
trouble with the present disorgan
ized form of government of Hawaii
is, that there are too many tempta
tions created by having too many
receiving agents permitted to
mingle public funds with their own.
The system of bookkeeping is like-,
wise radically wrong, which en
ables a crooked official to play fast
and loose with public funds without
incurring detection by the perfunc
tory examinations made from time
to time by the Auditor's Office.
Douhting the sincerity of his
professions of faith and expressing
the hope that he may never become
a member of that organization, G.
1. Affonso, corresponding secretary j
of the Young Men Republican
nig Aleut- Kep
Club arraigns J. U. Smith in an 1
open letter to the Advertiser. The
wily politician comes back with
counter-charges of uurepublicauism
on the part of Young Republican
leaders, some of whom he claims
are more enthusiastic Home Rulers
Candidate Charles I. Parsons
in explanation of the Bulletin in
terview lifts his voice and says: "I
never said any such thing." In
the meantime, as he was informed
no recommendations will be made
until Governor Carter has conferred
with the President, the newly-converted
disciple of republicanism is
busily wearing away places for
patches on the "anxious seat."
Tin- I. O. U. habit seems to be
growing, alas and alack, and when
the authors are called upon to ex
plain, they arc alas sadly lacking.
Not to be outdone by Hilo in
Land Office achievements, Hono-
lulu unearths a greater sensation
in the laud business. 1
A '". of Inbor which thus fur
hns been neglected by the Hoard of
IiL-ulth, is tlieprevnleiiey of seroful
"''"loits mid tunny dogs which nrc
permitted to run loose about the
streets. The sight of dugs covered
with ugly sores, impeding pedest
rians ns they wnlk along the street,
is sickening ntnl disgusting. Al
lowing such diseased animals to
run the streets endangers not only
every family pet but likewise is u
menace to the public health.
CIIIUU1T (!UUKT BUSY.
After being in session nearly ten
days, the Grand Jury submitted its
report to Judge Little Tuesday
night. Thcv gave an exhaustive
'report of their itivestigntions in the
Land Office difficulties, recommend
greater vigilence in the detec ion of
illegal liquor selling and the addi
tion to the Hilo court house of
suitable quarters for petit and grand
juries. Ten indictments were re
turned, three of which were placed
on the secret file, until the persons
indicted could be apprehended. An
indictment was brought in against
Wm, Ragsdale Kamanao, formerly
employed in the local land office,
for the embezzlement of public
funds amounting to $32.50. Thiee
counts are alleged, he being charged
with having taken on Oct. 23, 1903,
$7.50, on Oct. 25th, $12.50 and on
Jan. 23, 1904, $12.50, the transac
tions occurring at Pahoa, Puna.
Mr. Ragsdale made a plea of "not
guilty" and was released on his own
Saka Moromoto, charged with
selling liquor without a license, on
appeal from district court, a nolle
prosequi was entered, and subse
quently an indictment returned for
the same offense. On a plea qf
guilty, Court suspended sentence
for thirteen months.
Ben H. Hrown changed his plea
to "guilty" in the two indictments
for embezzlement returned against
him last February, and the Court
fined the defendant $20 and costs
of prosecution. In explanation of
the lenient sentence, the Court
charged the motive of prosecution
to political reasons.
In the case of Oswald Waikalai,
a Puna school teacher, indicted for
assault and battery, having beaten
a pupil, the defendant was found
guilty by a jury and fined $100,
the maximum penalty.
In the two cases of assault on a
police officer, growing out of the
affray at Kalapana, the appeals
were dismissed, and the indict
ments against the defendants John
Kuokoa, Kahue Kaiwi and Peter
Kanakaole, nolle prosequied.
Tsutsumi, Japanese charged with
assault with deadly weapon, plead
guilty and was sentenced to pay $50
A demurrer to the indictment
against Ah Kee, charged with
attempting to bribe a police officer,
was sustained and a new indictment
immediately returned by the Grand
White Sandy, a Porto Ricau,
churned with abduction, was civen
a jury trial aml fouml gllilty as
In the "kahuna" case against
Kanaloa, defendant plead "not
guilty" and bail fixed at $100.
The suit for $30,000 damages
against II, S. Overend and K. de
Silva brought by Win. Kerandez
and wife, went over until next term
The assumpsit suit of Whitehouse
& Hawxhurst vs. Benton at al.
went over pending suit for an
accounting in the Equity Court
The greater part ol Thursday
was spent in trying to get a jury in
the case of Antone Joaquin, alias
Rulia, a hack driver, charged with
assault upon a (female under 14
vears of age. The case promises
to be a hard contested trial.
line aie contributing to the Japanese
Red Cross Society. Contributions are
gratuitous and are being received by
Mrs. Miki Saito, wife of the Japanese
Consul, nt Honolulu.
All freight sent to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers unless nccoui-
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3uf R. A. LUCAS & CO
All ol the sugar plantations nlong theiinKS s.Urf tsed boa,s- that J
hentio n. txMitdhlllt)'.
In memory of "our boys lit blue,"
Of warriors bold unci patriots true,
Wr meet niul speak today.
All honor to those men who dii-il,
He heard tlielr praise on every side,
T either ocean's shore.
UemetnbcriiiK them, forget wc not
The liberty and Union bought
By shedding or their blood.
But let Memorial Day recall
The precious price paid for It nil,
With heartfelt thanks to Cod.
Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph!
The nvidlty with which certain staid
bachelors nbout Hilo nrc buying house
hold furniture nt recent miction mles,
suggests early matrimonial possibilities.
Hllo's gourmet is ngain pin-pricking
Hilo's restnurnnteur and the Intter stands
the treatment most ndmirnbly.
Pnlfrey, the powerful, of l'ap.ialoa, is
shedding his hnir to such an extent that
his most intimate friends tire becoming
alarmed regarding his future nud have
advised n trip to the coast ns n remedy.
Owing to the prcvnlcncy of suicide in
Japan by jumping into certain water
falls, the Japanese government hns
erected big sign boards prohibiting
such rash acts nnd imposing n severe
penalty upon the offending victims.
Two plantation magnates fled from
town Inst week when it wns intimated
that Railroad Ilcrg was about to return.
It is rumored that K. I). Lance
Hoiioknii 1ms purchased n large supply of
Kxtrn Dry wherewith to celebrate his
discovery of waters of lesser value.
A woman who knows how to talk nml
how to keep still, may, if she has infinite
tact, intelligence, poise, reserve pov cr,
brains nml courage, become n good
The curtailing or teachers' snlaries is
enough to drive many of the feminine
contingent thus employed to matrimony.
Following the proverbial maxim of
the feline to return to his native haunts,
"Mac came back."
Mr. William Yates, the Ookala school
teacher, is the "David Harum" of Ha
makua, when .t comes to n horsctrade.
His friends believe that his recent suc
cess among the equinac may lead to a
The ingredients for a cocktail "a la St.
Croix" arc ns follows: A sufficient
quantity of vinegar, tabasco nnd Worcest
ershire sauce, some whiskey, gin, ver
mouth nnd of "high life," two drops.
There will be no more "bob-tnilcd"
grand juries in island courts if'jftdge
De Bolt's decision on the qualifications
of jurors amounts to anything.
Some statesmen go into politics to
reform political conditions, others for
judicial honors which tuny follow, while
others again go into politics well, merely
to be in politics.
The rotund figures of seme people belie
their prowess as sprinters and athletes.
The story goes that the well known
bohemian about town, nbout to depart
for the coast, was formerly an unbeaten
featherweight boxer in Switzerland, and
a few weeks ago while training in Hauia-
kua, wagered a test against a companion
on horseback to outclimb the latter in n
race up the mountain side. Berg has not
overtaken the otlfer fellow yet.
HIM) VISITOR PLK.ISKIJ.
Agreeably Surprised With Inter
Island Steamer Service.
Honolulu, May 20. S. 11. P.
Knox, of Santa Barbara, Cal., a
brother of U. S. Attorney General
Philander B. Knox, has been in the
Islands now for about three weeks
and has formed some decided im
Kn)X hnd . , f
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pressions ol the country. Mr.
tour to the Island of Hawaii and
the first thing he said was to ex
press his satisfaction with the
Island steamer service and the
courtesies extended to passengers
both on the Mauua Ioa and the
Kinau. He visited the Volcano
and Hilo and said one of the con
spicuous sides of a sojourn in the
Islands is the uniform pleasant
treatment accorded travellers by ;
people of all classes.
"I was most agreeably disap
pointed," said Mr. Knox, "in your
island steamer service. In the old
books there is so much said of the
hardships of the traveller in Island
seas, of stormy channels and laud-
i was Happily astomsticU to luul all
I these dangers absent. I believe
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Sive this matter prominence 1.1 the
1 auverusing literature 01 tue isianus.
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1 a ii 1 e j -w- '
1 lie people in tne states wno nave
read anything of the Islands have'
erroneous ideas, gathered from
books, or if they have not read
these, they are apprehensive from
the lack of information."
TIIK "NAUIItllt MA.V AltltlVKS.j
The Apostle nl" Vrvv Air 11 ml Sight
Living Appears In Hilo,
Standing or sitting on the street
curbs, the motley figure of thej
"nachur man" attracted a large!
throng of spectators, nud wherever
he went, an enthusiastic nnd curi
ous crowd followed after. Clad in ,
a light undershirt, open and pulled
down about the neck, a d a pair of
blue pantaloons rolled up above his
knees, this advocate of living out
of doors wandered about Hilo's
streets all day Thursday, seeing
whatever sights there was to be
seen and delivering impromtu lee-
tines on health at frequent intervals.
E. W. Darling, who styles himself
as the "nachur man," is a man of
medium height, sturdy and brown
skinned by exposure to tropical air
and sun. With blue eyes nnd pleas
ant features, overtopped with a
shock of yellow hair and wearing a
flowing beard, Darling presents an
He is well educated, speaking
grammatically and intelligently on
the subject nearest his heart, which
is living close to nature. He is
makinga sight seeing tourof Hawaii,
having made the complete circuit in
three weeks. He uses a bicycle
where he can, but finds the road.
too hilly or rough for comfort, and
has trudged barefoot most of the
way pushing the wheel before him. '
Landing at Kukuihnele May 5, he.
went through Waimea, Kona, Kau,
and came to Hilo via the volcano I
House He declares lie did not
find the temperature at the crater
uncomfortable in his light raiment,
and only after considerable persua
sion on Manager Bidgood's .part, l
did he consent to occupy n room in ,
the hotel. He slept with doors and'
windows open, which he regarded I
ns nearly in the open air as possi-1
ble under the circumstances. At '
Olaa he delivered a lecture to a
large crowd on "Good Health"
Wednesday night and repeated his
remarks at the Hilo Hotel grounds
last evening after the band concert.
He leaves by the Kinau this
Monday, May 30th, Decoration Day,
being a Legal Holiday, the Governor di
rects that all public offices he closed.
A. L. C. ATKINSON,
Secretary of Hawaii.
Capitol, Honolulu, May IS, 1904. 30-1
During the absence of the Governor
from the Territory, the Secretary of the
Territory will act as Governor.
A. h. C. ATKINSON,
Secretary of Hawaii.
Capitol, Honolulu, May 21, 1904. 30-1
Sealed Tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to Thursday, 12 m, June
2, 1904, for the filling in of the I'.irk site
on Front street.
Filling to be of sand or earth, nnd to
conform to grade ns given by the Public
Works Department. Ilids to give price
per cubic yard.
Amount to be filled 14,000 cubic yards,
more or less.
1?. K. RICHARDS,
Agent Public Works Department, Hilo.
United Stntes of America, )
Territory of Hawaii, J"'
In the Circuit Court, of the Fourth Circuit.
At CiiAMiii'.ns In Proiiatk.
In the matter of the Kstnte of F.KAF.KA
of Kiiluoa, deceased.
PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OF
ACCOUNTS AND FINAL DIS
CHARGE. The Petition of Uila Waiulee administ
rator of the Estate ol Ff kacku deceased,
having been fded, wherein he nsks his
accounts be examined and annroved. and
1 that a final Order be made of distribution
; of the property remaining in his hands to
tue persons uiereto entitled, and dis
charging him from all further responsi
bility as such administrator.
It is ordered, that Tuesday the 28th
day of June 1904 at nine o'clock A.M.,
is the time set for hearing of the said pet
ition in the Court room of the Fourth
Circuit Court nt South Hilo, Hawaii, at
which lime and place nil persons con
cerned may appear und show cause if any
they huve, why the prayer of the pet
ition should not be granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, May 18, 1904.
lly the Court:
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk.
Hy Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
F. S. J.YMAN,
Attorney for Petitioner. 29-4
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J. S. CANARIO, Manager.
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M. AI.KXANDF.K, C. II. ATHEKTON