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What Ih Bewt for
Ih Bent for L'h
HJXO, HAWAII, HA. 'AIIAN IP I jNDS, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1904.
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HIJIII.ISIIHIl KVHKV I'KltlAV
pmck, Kinu srHKPT, lino, Hawaii.
Hilo Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd.
Publisher and Proprietor.
President .. C. C. KnvNiurt
Vlce'Preilileiit H U. Hicham
iecretary-lreiuiirer J. Casti.1. Kmiitv.w
An.lUor A. I. Suttn.N
I'ircctiir H. .M.Tiikmi-win, Ii. W. Maksii
Advertisements iiiHCCiiiiiKitiletl lv specific
iisiructioii Inserted until unlet l uiit.
AiUetlleitieiittlisMiitimirit before expiration
of specified period will lie jliatKtil as If con
tliuieil fur lull term.
Drs. Grace and Irwin
Dr. Irwin: 8 mo In 10:30 A. M.
Dr. Grace: 10:00 A. M. to 12:30 p. M.
Dr. Grace or Dr. Irwin: I :oo to 5:00 p. m.
nml 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. $(-lt
Dr. John Holland j
HII.O. HAWAII. j
General Practice of 1
SURGERY AND MUDICINF.
Including Diseases of the Kye, lar, Nose
nml Tin out. Telephone 4-
Wise & Ross,
Will practice in nil Court of the Territory, anil
llie Supreme Court of the United State.
Office: Tkmu.nk IIuii.dixc.,
llrldge Street, HII.O. HAWAII
C. M. M'.IH.ONI)
W. H. SMITH
LeBlond & Smith
Hawaiian, Japanese, nml Cliltiee Intcrpicter,
uuil Notary Public la Office.
Office: Skvi'.ranch Hun.niNO,
Opposite Cour House, HII.O, HAWAII
J. CASTI.K RlIHiWAY Tims. C. Ridoway I
Ridg.way & "Ridgway
tolicltor of I'atcntK Oeiiernl Law Practice
Notary Public in Office.
Ol'VICI?! Waiantieniie Mid llriduc Street
itu.u, kstati:, inc.
ATTORN BY AT -LAW
and NOTARY PUBLIC
M. Wachs, 1). D. S
Office Hours: 9 to 12, 1 to 4.
A. EL JACKSON
FIRK AND LIFK INSURANCE
AOKNT l'OR NKW YORK LIFT.
WAIANUKNUK STRKKT. HII.O
W. H. BEERS
, (Knglish (mil Hawaiian)
Commission anil Husiness Agent.
Will Act ns Administrator, Guarilimi anil
Kxecutor. Rents ami Hills Collected..
Office with I. K. Rn. Telephone 146
BISHOP & CO.
Oahu, II. I.
Transact a General Ilnukiiiff nml Kx
Couiuicrcial ami Traveller's Letters of
Credit issued, available in all the principal
cities of the world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
Islands, either as Deposits, Collections
Insurance or requests lor Kxchange.
ALL KINDS OF
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. II. PKASK, President.
SAN PRANCISCO, CAL U, S, A.
New Koinl, 22-3Iilo, Olmi,
II 11 wit II, T. 11.
Proposals will lie' received at the office
of the Superintendent of Public Works,
Honolulu, until 12 o'clock in, of July 25,
190), fur constructing 11,000 feet of pro
pined 22-mile road, Olua, from Volcano
Road to Stiitiou 1 in I ex), (Man, Hawaii,
Plans nml specifications are on file at
th office of llie-Asslstant Superintendent
of public Works, Honolulu, and with K.
K. Richards, Agent Departiucut of Pub
lic Works, Hilo, Hawaii, copies of which
will be lurnishcd intending bidders on
receipt of $5.00, which Mini will be re
lumed to bidder after he has deposited
his bid and returned the plans mill speci
fications. Proposals must be submitted op blank
fm ins, which will be furnished by the
Assistant Superintendent ol Public
Works, and enclosed in n sealed env lope,
endorsed "Proposal for lluililiug 11,000
l'tet of Proposed 22-Mile Road, Olaa,
Hawaii, T. II."
Knch propos.il must contain the full
name of the party or parties making the
same, mid must be accompanied by a cer
tified check of 5, of the amount of the
proposal, payable to C. S. Holloway,
Superintendent of Public Works, as
stnety that if the proposal be accepted a
contract will be entered into.
No proposal will be entertained unless
made on blanks furnished by tlieAssii
taiit Superintendent of Public Works and
delivered at the office of the Supcriyten
dent of Public Works previous to 12
o'clock in. on the day specified.
The Superintendent reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, July 5, 1904. 37.3
CONCRETE ARCH CULVERT
NEAR 3 MILE, KAUMANA
ROAD, S. HILO, HAWAII.
Proposals will be received at the office
of tbo Superintendent of Public Works,
until 12 o'clock of July nth, 1904, for
Constructing n Concrete Arch Culvert
near 3 mile, Kaiiniana road, District of
S. Hilo, Hawaii, T. II.
Plans ami specifications arc on file at
the office ol the Assistant Superintendent
of Public Works, Honolulu, and with K.
K. Richards, Agent Public Works De
partment, Hilo, Hawaii, copies of which
will be furnished intending bidders on
receipt of 5.00, which sum will be re
turned intending bidder nfter he has de
posited his bid nml returned the plans.
Proposals must be submitted oil the
blank forms, which will be furnished by
the Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works, and enclosed in a sealed envel
ope addressed to Hon. C. S. Holloway,
Superintendent of Public Works, Hono
lulu, T. 1L, endorsed "Proposal for Con
cnte Arcli Culvert near 3 mile Kaiimnua
Road, District of S. Hilo, Hawaii."
Kach proposal must contain the full
name of the party or parties making the
same ami all persons interested therein,
and must lie accompanied by a certified
clu-ek of 5 of the amount of the pro
posal, payable to C. S. llollowny, Super
intendent ol Public Woiks, as surety that
if the proposal be accepted n contract
will be entered into.
No proposal -will be entertained unless
uiiide oil the blanks famished by the
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works
nml delivered at the office of the Super
intendent of Public Works previous to
12 o'clock 111. 011 the day specified.
The Superintendent reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, June 28, 1904, 35-3
Will or Notice.
Imaccordancc with Section 1 of Chap
ter xxvi of the laws of 18S6:
All persons holding water privileges or
those pating water rates are hereby noti
fied that the water rates for the term end
ing June 30, 1904, to December 31, 1904,
will be due uuil payable at the office of
the Hilo Water Works on the 1st day of
All such rates remaining unpaid for
fifteen days after they are due will be
subject to an additional 10 per cent.
All privileges upon which rates remain
unpaid August 15, 1904 (thirty days niter
becoming delinquent), are liable to sus
pension without further notice.
Rates are payable at the office of the
Superintendent Hilo Water Works.
Hilo, June 30, 1904. 34 4
Subscribe fr.i the TuuiU.Ni!, Island sub
AND BOARD OF TRADE.
The Eugene Lyman Land Transaction Under Fire Land
Office Records Incomplctc-rrThc Lyman Lease to be
Referred to Attorney General Full , Publicity to be
Given Land Transactions Government Discover They
Own Some More Land.
On Monday, July 11 th, nt 3:301 the' mistake This letter wns as
p. m., there was a
Hoard of Trade
meeliiiK of the
of llie Hilo
with I. a 11 d
Coinmi sioner Pratt in regard to I
the lease recently given Mr. IJtt- j
T,.,i,. If 1 vttmii nfT nt Vn .1 & z -1
'" I r ,"
meeting was the
result of certain correspondence
between the Hoard of Trade and
the Land Office, wherein Com
missioner l'ratt agreed to meet the
Hoard of Trade upon his arrival in
Hilo. The matter was first brought
to the attention of the Hoard cf
Trade by a letter from one of its
members, whereupon a Committee
of Investigation was appointed,
which made a thorough investiga
tion of the matter. Tin letter of
Hilo, Hawaii, June Sth, 1904.
To the President mid Members of the
Hoard of Trade of Hilo,
Gknti.kmkn: Through fear, or some
other unexplained reason, theic seems to
be no one who dare criticise the actions
of certain Government officials in their
disposal 01 uovcrumetit lands, it is a
well known fact that exchanges are being
made whereby Honolulu gets a proposed
street and, llilo.loses blocks ol
The exchange of the entire block be
tween Hnckfehl & Cos', store and the
Lycurgus properly, 011 Waiauiicnue
Street, to n -Mrs. Ward for a proposed
street in Honolulu; nud the trade with
Henry Hapai and Miss Conn for the pro
posed" extention of Uridge Strict, is, even
now, know to a very few. lint 110 one,
except those directly interested, knew of
the deals until months alter they were
consummated. The trade with Hapai, so
I mil informed, was made over strenuous
objections from Mr. Richards, to whom
the proposition had been submitted.
Another quiet deal has come to light:
Honolulu has one more proposed street
and T. Clive Davies has a deed to n 40
acre tract of laud on which issituatedthe
Waiakea Mill, including a portion of the
Wuiakca pond mid one of tile best springs
on the Island. To dispose of a pond or
spring is strictly forbidden in Section 176 I
of the Civil Laws," if they nre or may be I
of public use. And all such sales are ah- I
solutely null and void."
The lust known transaction was con
stimulated a few weeks ago by otu local
land agent, under instructions from the
main office, in which Mr. Kugcuc II. Ly
man was granted a Right of Purchase
Lease of 97 acres of laud, almost within
in.. Piiviiiniiu mi 4i ix.rnnr.. 'n,i..i. nr
ill Only 53. per acre and twenty one!
vears in which to pav it, This land is
situated just maiika "and adjoining the '
land of Mr. Win. Kinney
y and has been !
applied for by several persons who were
willing to pay prices ranging from $20.
to JF50. per acre, and if sold at auction, I
believe, would have brought more thnu
$50. per acre. All applicants, except
Mr. Lyman, (or these lots weie met
with the remark: "You cannot get those
lots for they have been withdrawn from
settlement." And, upon inquiry, I find
they were withdrawn and it'isso stnled in
the office books.
This would have been an excellent
tract to have divided into residence lots
ami would have furnished splendid
opportunities to many families who de
sire suburban homes. I am informed
that n proposition wns made for a settle
ment association but was turned down he
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cause the land was too valuable, mid the
Government required it forother purposes,
Mr. Kinney's land, adjoining the lots
referred to, is assessed at f6o. per acre
ami he was offered fidooo, for eighty
acres. It is true that Mime of Mr. Kiuuev's
land is belter than the lots transferred to
Mr. Lyman but the greater part Is thc
Section 56 of the Laud Act sets forth
"that land shall he appraised by the Sub-1
Air,nl mill Miintlier m.rkfit, nml t,,,!! Iw, I
appraised at a reasonable market rate." I
by' Mr" wiuiaiusrtrMr?VS,ntid I
Section 58 of Laud Act says, that, "Any
liersntl IMtmllhril 1 m.-iv rmtili. (net,,,. l.l l
Vf; ;.:.,... ...7 .'?..''' :".:.:.. .
tlte law wns not strictly complied
After the committee had made a
thorough investigation1 of the mat-,
ter and had reported to the Hoard
of 1 radc a letter was addressed to
the Land commissioner calling
attention to the apparent irregular
ities and requesting that something
lie done in the premises to rectify
Hllo, Hawaii, June aS, 1901.
Mr. J. W. Pratt,
Commissioner of Public Lauds,
IJIlAH. SlU' .111 ri Uii. Ill r.f I'nrxltfic..
Lease No. 477 issued to Mr. Hugene II.
Lyman for lots 4 ami s, Ponnhawni.
Wi- beg to say that we think a great
Injustice has been done the Hilo Public
las well ns the Government, bv your
1 method of handling. these lots, nu'd here
I with submit you the following facts.
Several parties have, from time to time,
applied for these lots, between 189611111!
1903, ami were lutormeti iy both the for-
1"1" !,l" .m1!1 "'u. ,m lu? ,",no
I lulu olhce that the lands were withdrawn.
Now, after Mr. Lyman applied for them,'
vilhout advertising again, you had them
re-appraised mid disposed ol without let
ling the public, or any one hut Mr. Ly
uiaii.iuve 11 chance to ap'ply. If these
lots had been withdrawn, was it not your
duty to have had llieni re-nrtvertiscil and
thus acquaint the public that they had
again been opened for settlement? We
do not,lor one moment suppose that any
wrong was intended, but the results are
the ssjiie as if wrong had been intended.
On September 23rd, 1899, Mr. Walter
I? Wall, surveyor in charge of the Gov
criimujit Survey Departiucut, wrote Hon.
Jns. A,' King, Minister of Interior and
among other things said, "Mr. llaldwin
vnluesdol No. 4 nt $50.00 peracre." And
ntjthcjpme Mr. Lyman made his applica
lion there were men in Hilo who were
ready to give $20.00 per acre for the en
tire two lots, nml there nre several men
who stand ready today togive from f 35.00
to &Jjtt per acre for one of the lots.
Ni'w it tceilis to lis that Mr. Williams
did wrong in ever ngreeing to the very
low appraisement of 53.00 per acre, as in
all his letters to you he seems to have
dwelt upon the fact that these lots "Were
only two and one half miles froth Hilo."
We presume Mr. Williams desired to con
vey to you the fact that thev would bring
the Government much more money if
divided up uuil sold for residence lots and
we think he should have W) advised you.
And had he not finally compromised
with the Land Appraiser there would
have been no appraisement, then you
would hne been made acquainted with
the great disparity between Mr. Williams'
and the other appraisers value 01 the land
ami no sale would have been made.
This land has a frontage on the Gov
ernment Kallmann Road and is ininm
diately adjacent to Mr. Win. Kinney's
" " f-r. Kinney lias recently sold tw
s- ,ab"ut '". "or; eil.ch .for 92, lK
1, rlui fnct thal l ,L" Iot? herein refere
!" "rc 0IUV Jw ,!,ml ,ne lmlf ",,,M fr01
num. .ur, nuiiiey nas recently so 11 two
the center of Hilo nud nt an altitude of
several hundred feet makes the laud very
desirable for residence purposes, and for
this reason valuable, not only to the Gov
ernment, but to the citiens here who
hnve few opportunities of purchasing
residence lots 111 the suburbs without pay-
"'g exorbitant prices lor them.
veral transactions, some of whicli are
referred to hi the communication or one
" U,.e "lembers of the Hoard of Trade,
, ih.iu iaims ann aonni
Hilo, and we deem it l.itih time that nil
such transactions should have all due
publicity before consummation, and in
the case of Mr. Lyman, herein referred
to, we find that he has not expended any
money in improvements on these lots,
and we think, in justice to the citiens,
thnt the transaction should not be nilowed
All of.which we beg to submit for your
earnest consideration and early reply.
K. N. HOLMKS,
President Hoard of Trade of Hilo.
Mr. Pratt stated in substance nt 1
. , - f
the meeting that about March 1st,
1904, he wrote Sub Agent Williams
stating that Mr. Eugene II. I.y
man claimed to have applied for
the lots in question seven years
ago, and requesting that a search
be made of the Hilo files to see if
there was any evidence of such an
the Honolulu files !
" " C " nW,,,Cn,to"- Mr'
Williams replied that there was no
1 r i , ,, ...
"" mich application, although
Mr. Baldwin stated to him that it I
"had been sent to Honolulu at the
time it was made. Hnhlwiii nlun
informed Williams that the said lots
i,n,i been withdrawn. On March
lgth t wrote t0 Williams telling him
. l0 lnke ifVmnn..s n,)pncnt!ou nnew
I for ln(. h.li(i lotS( aju, 0 March lfjh
the application was sent down.
Mr. Williams reported that the ap
praisement stood nt $1 per acre and
suggested that it be reappraised,
which I subsequently ordered him
to do, and the appraisement wns
sent down as $3 per acre, Mr. Wil
liams and Mr. Supe acting as ap
praisers. The lease was thereafter
duly issued to Mr. Lyman. The
matter was carried on in the regular
order of affairs. Mr. l'ratt stated
that there was no record of the lots
having been withdrawn, and that
inasmuch ns they had already been
advertised there was no reason why
they should have been re-advertised.
All requirements of the
Land Act had been complied with.
He also stated that there were no
records of any recent applications
for the said lots, the objection be
ing made at the time of the applica
tion of J. R. Wilson and Chas. Akau
that there was no road to the place.
Land Agent Williams and Mr.
A. U. Loebenstein were examined
as to the location of the Kaumana
road relative to the two lots, and
stated that the lots did not have a
frontage on the road. Sheriff An
drews was examined and stated
thnt the road was about 200 feet off
the lots, but that the Govern
ment owned the strip between the
road and the, lots, the same having
been transferred for the very pur
pose of giving the said lots a front
age. The Committee then pre
sented Right of Purchase Lease
No. 10 of transfer from W. A. Ray
to W. Kinney, with the following
"That he will release to the Commis
sioner of Public Lauds from Ponnhawai
Lot 3 a strip of land fronting 200 .feet
wide 011 the new Kaumana road and ex
tending the same width, 300 feet, back to
L0L4; also release from Lot 6, n strip
fronting 200 feet wide on the new Knu-
nmuaroad nud exteuijiiig the Mine width,.
200 fecCb.ick to Lot 5,''
(Signed) J. A. KING,
J. I'. 11R0WN.
Acknowledged by Haldwin, Dec. 6, 1898.
Messrs Pratt and Williams said
that this was the first intimation
they had that the Government own
ed these strips, there being no re-,
cord of the same on the office books.
There was another surprise for
Commissioner Pratt, when a letter
was read from the Secretary of the
Commissioner of Public" Lands,
dated Jan. 10th, 1902 to Chas More,
in reply to application for Lots 4 &
5, wherein it was stated "the tract
applied for by you is required by
the Government for other public
purposes." The Committee also
submitted a letter from Walter K.
Wall, Surveyor to Minister of In
terior J. A. King, dated Sept. 23,
1809, which stated that said lots
were worth $50 per acre.
Before retiring from the meeting
Mr. Pratt stated that he felt that a
great injustice had been done the
public in the matter of the granting
of this Lease and the low assessment
thereof. He said that he would
submit the matter to the Attorney
General and if the lease could be
broken, it would be done. He
said in future he would direct his
sub-agents to notify the newspapers
of any pending applications for
Government land, so that there
might be an opportunity for the
public to protest if every thing
wasn't satisfactory. He said that
every record in the Land Office was
public property and he desired the
public to know all that was going
Mr. Pratt further slated that if
the Hoard of Trade would recom
mend a suitable person, who could
get the Party endorsement, as
appraiser for the two districts, he
would commission him.
Constantinople, July 10. United
States Minister Leishmaii has
handed the Porte a note stating
that unless there is a prompt set
tlement of the Armenian mission
school question, an American fleet
will appear in Turkish wateis.
Already the Sultan has ordered a
St. Petersburg, Russia, July f.
Admiral Togo, commanding the
Japanese naval forces at Port Ar
thur, sent four torpedo-boat de
stroyers into the'Port Arthur har
bor in nn attempt to destroy the re
maining warships there. Two of
the destroyers were sunk, one crip
pled and only one escaped.
St. Petersburg, Russia, July 6,
Nearly all the remaining Russian
naval reservists have been called
out. Army recruits to the number
of 447,000 have also been called.-
Chefoo, July 7. Arrivals from
Port Arthur state that the Japanese
have formed a cordon around the
laud side of the fortress, occupying
all the hills in a radius of seven
Tientsin, China, July 8. The
garrison at Port Arthur is reported
to be 40,000 strong.
Tokio, July 8. General Oku
has occupied Kaipir.g after severe
St. Petersburg, Russia, July 9.
The capture of Kaichou by, the Jap
anese is confirmed. This extends
the Japanese line across the Liaoi
tttng peninsula and completes the
investment of Port Arthur.
Chefoo, July 10. Arrivals from
Port Arthur report continuous
Toki', Japan, July 11. Four
Russian cruisers, two gunboats and
seven torpedo-boat destroyers made
a sortie from Port Arthur on the 7th
inst. The ships were driven Jjack-L ; -by
the Japanese. No damage is
St. Petersburg, Russia, July 11.
The condemnation of Russian
political prisoners by administrative
order has been abolished. Here
after all political prisoners 'will be
tried in the regular courts.
Chefoo, China, July n. Heavy
fighting is reported near Port Ar
thur. Russian vessels are leaving
Port Arthur harbor daily.
Vladivostok, July 12. The Bri
tish steamer Cheltenham is declared
to be a lawful prize. There is evi
dence that the ship had been sold
to the Japanese.
Yinkow, July 1 2. The Japanese, ''
advancing north on Saturday, shell
ed and captured Piutzen, seven !
miles north of Kaichau. They an
now reported in close touch with
Moscow, July 1 2. The Czar is
southward reviewing troops.
Springfield, 111., July fi. Tins
Populists have nominated Thomas
Watson of Georgia for President
and Thomas 'fribbles of Nebraska!
for Vice President.
Thomas K. Watson, the Georgia
lawyer whom the Populists have
nominated for the Presidency, is n
man about forty-eight years of age.
As a Populist he vns elected a
member of Congress in 1S91. He
was nominated for Vice President
at the St. Louis Populist convention
which endorsed Bryan for President
New York, July 12. The an
nouncement was made yesterday of
the marriage thrse years ago in
France of nlillionaire Senator Will
iam Clark of Montana to Miss La
Chapelle. They have a daughter
two years old.
Mexico City, July 12.TI1C
Flectoral College met yesterday
and cast its ballots for Porfirio
Diaz for President and Ramon
Corral for Vice President. General
Diaz is rapidly failing- nml will
soon retire from the Presidency.
Senor Corrnl will succeed him.
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