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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1904.
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In the Circuit Court, of the fourth Circuit 5
letritory of Ilawnii,
AT ClIAMIIKRS IN PROHATK.
Iu the tuntter of the Estate of LILI
1 1 ANA I,deceacd.
PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OF
ACCOUNTS, FINAL DISTRIUU
TION AND DISCHARGE.
The petition of Will. Oeo. Knihenui,
iidmluislru'.or of the estate of Lilihana I,
deceased, having been filed wherein he
nsks llinl Ills ncconnls be cxatulueil ami
HAWAII ONE COUNTY
IIILO AS COUNTY SEAT.
tinned lor lull If nil
Hilo Board of Trade Makes an Exhaustive Report on Pro
posed Division of Island Into Two Counties Statement
Bristles With Facts and an Array of Figures Dual
ta . -. 1 T : 'ofsVm.nW u.ni o o'clock a. ... fs At u,e inst meeting oi tile nxecuuve v.ouncu oi me tiuo noaru oi
U1S. VjldLL dull 11 w in tt)ie llme sel for ,eHriK said petition in , Trade, held on Thursday evening, August i8th, n report was drafted in
KtSiBlSt which response to the inquiry received from II. B. Cooper, Chairman of the
'time nmi place nil persons concerned county Commission, Honolulu, touciiliig on the proposed division oi ttie
' tuny appear ami snow cause n any mey
. linvc, why the prayer of the petition
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uDimmd. niul that n final order lie made i
i of distrihution of the property remaining
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f tpcLllitnl period will l.f charged nn If con- thereto, niul tliscliarglng linn Irom all
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It is ordered that Tuesday the 6th. dny
Dr. Irwin: 8:oo to 10:30 a. m.
Dr. Grace: io:tx a. m. to 12:30 i. M.
Dr. Grace or Dr. Irwin: 1:00 to 5:1x1 1 M
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Dr. John Holland
1111,0, HAWAII. ,
MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Including Diseases of the Ee, Ear, Nose
Teh-phone 40. P. O. llox 232.
10 to 1 J a. in., a to 3 niul 7 to 8 p. in.
w. 11. SMITH
C. M. I.I'.III.ONU
LeBlond & Smith
llawnlUii, Jaiiaiiev.', ntul Clilnese Interjiielrrs,
nml Notary l'nlillc In Office.
Office' SHVURANCH llUIUHNO,
UppntllfC'oiir Home, llll.O. HAWAII
I . CASTI.lt RllHlWAY TlIOS. C. RIDOWAY
Ridgway & Ridgway
t olit Horn of IMteiitii Central l,iw Practice
Notary Public in Office.
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ATTORN IvY - AT - I,AV
and NOTARY 1UBIIC
Hilo, Ilnunil, AtiRiisl aud, 1904.
lly the Court:
A. S. LnllARON GURNKV, Clerk.
Ily Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
F. S. I.VMAN,
Attorney for Administrator. 40-4
! In the Circuit Court, of the Fourth Circuit.
Territory of Hawaii.
AT ClIAMIIKRS IN PKOKATK.
In the nintter of the F.state of FRAN
CISCO SIMAO, deceased.
PKTITION FOR AIJ.OWANCK OF
ACCOUNTS, FINAL DISTRIHU
TION AND DISCHARGE.
The 'petition of Evan da Silva, admin
istrator of the estate of Francisco Siuiao,
deceased, having been filed wherein he
isVs that his accounts lie examined and
approved, and that a final order he made
of the property remaining in his hands
to the persons entitled thereto, and dis
charging him from all further respon
sibility as such Administrator.
It is ordered that Tuesday the 6th day
of September, 1904, at 9 o'clock u. M is
the tunc set for ueariun said petition' in
the Court Room of the Fourth Circuit
Court al South Hilo, Hawaii, at which
time and place all persons concerned may
appear aud show cause if any they have,
why the prajer of the pctitioti should not
Hilo, Hawaii, August 1st, 1904,
lly the Court:
A.S. Li'.IlARON GURNKY, Clerk.
By Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
Cari. S. Smith
Attorney for Administrator..' 40-4
Island into two counties. Upon receipt of the request for information
by the Board of Trade, President E. N. Holmes appointed n .sub-committee
of three, consisiting of Messrs. J. V. Mason, P. Peck ntul Henry
Hayes to investigate and report on the subject. This sub-committee
sent out a hundred or more circular letters to prominent citizens in
different part" of the island and in various walks of life, asking for their
views particularly as to the economy and convenience of having one
county for the entire island, and also any suggestion regardiug the ways,
means and expense of getting to Hilo from the other districts. The
parties addressed were invited to make any recommendations which in
their opinion would tend to accomplish a one county arrangement, with
out a too great an expenditure of money. , 1
Numerous responses have been received by the committee, the most
comprehensive of which being the reply of Surveyor A. B. Loebensteiu,
of Hilo, whose array of statistics aud collected facts appeared to the com
mittee as convincing. The figures are obtained from the public records
and published reports of the Territory, and in the opinion of the com
mittee and Executive Council covered most effectively the reasons
for the establishment of the Island into one county. Mr. I.oebenstein's
letter was embodied in the report almost as an entirety and was of valu-
I able assistance to the Board in formulating their report 011 the subject.
The following s the full text of the report:
Wni iiiueuue St.
M. Wachs, 1). D. S
Office Hours: 9 to la, I to 4.
W. H. BEERS
(English and Hiiwnll.iu)
Commission and lliisiuess Agent.
Will Act as Administrator, Guardian and
Executor. Rents mid Hills Collected..
Office with I. V.. Rn. Telephone 146
Oaiiu, II. I.
Transact a General Hanking and Ex
Commercial and Traveller's Letters of
Credit ivuicd, available in nil the principal
cities of the world.
Snecial attention gieu to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
United States of America, 1
Territory of Hawaii, j
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit.
AT Chamukrs In Proiiatk.
Iu the matter of the EstateofKAMAI.il-
WAHINE (w.), deceased.
PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OF
ACCOUNTS AND FINAL DIS-CHARGE.
The petition of F. S. Lyman, admin
istrator of the estate of Kamnutwalillie
(w), ill ceased, having been filed, where
111 he asks that his accounts le examined
niul approved, and that a final order he
made of distrihution of the property re
maining in his hands to the persons
tliereto entitled, ami discharging him
fiom all further responsibility as such
It is ordered, that Tuesday the 6th, day
of September, 1904, at 9 o'clock a. m., is
the time sel for the hearing, iu the Court
Room of the Fourth Circuit Court at
South Hilo, Hawaii, at which time and
place nil persons concerned may appear
and show cause if nny they have, why
the prayer of the petition should not be
Hilo, Hawaii, August 1st, 1904.
Ily the Court:
A. S. Li'.HARON GURNEV. Clerk,
Hy Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
F. S. Lyman,
Attorney for Administrator. 40 4
development, in constant increasing value and marked appreciation, iu
taxnble values and returns to the Tcrntorial Government.
These .statements are borne out by 11 reference to the table, column
No. 2, compiled from the tax lists. The returns for the year 190 have
been omitted, being as yet incomplete, but the immense losses suffered
in the Kona and Katt districts, to which attention has been called, will
show a further marked decrease iu both values and population.
From the lists we gather that of the total amount of taxes collected
from the wlrole Island for the year 1903 $283,299.87 or 72.84 "o came
from Knst Hawaii and only $105,644.94 or 27.16". from West Hawaii.
The districts w etc placed in this order to conform to the Counties
as arranged by the late Couutv Act, the former representing Hast, the
latter West Hawaii County. The .suggestion has been made to remove
Ilamakua from the East County to the West, transferring kau Irom the
West to the East County. The showing made by this change would be
but an unimportant one, inasmuch as the total gain of Ilamakua to the
West County would be but $11,887.53.
Again we sec that the suggested substitution of Ilamakua for Kau
would not sensibly affect the ratio, the East side still remaining numeri
cally superior, in the ratio of 62 to 38 "0, as per census of 1900.
The population in the first four districts has matciially increased
since the census of 1900, and this contention is borne out by a nv o of
the poll tax lists for 1903; see column No. 3, showing East Hawaii had
13,176 tax payers, or 73 " and West Hawaii, 4,862 or 27.
There arc 18,038 taxpayers on the 1903 lists which indicates further
that the receipts iu Road tax, (see column No. 4), were as follows:
East Hawaii, $26,352, or 73.
West Hawaii, $9,724, or 27.
The total Road mileage, not including homestead roads iu North
and South Kotia, on the Island of Hawaii, is about as shown iu column
No. 5, showing East Hawaii with 200 miles or 41.66 and West Ha
waii. 280 or 58.34 Vo.
The Road Taxes are a special deposit to be drawn upon for road
work only; comparing the same with road mileage as per column No.
6, we find East Hawaii paid $131.76 per mile of road and West Hawaii
From the Treasurer's Report for the jvar ending June 30th, 1902,
we find that the Current Account Receipts from all sources during that
period from the Island of Hawaii to have been $527,158.13, as per
column No. 7, showing East Hawaii contributed $403,466 48 or 76.5 ,
and West Hawaii $123,691.65 or 23.5V
The total amount of expenditures from Current Account Receipts
during the same period were about $221,331.00, as per column No. "8,
showing IhatEist Hawaii received $130,188.00 or 32.2"ii of what they
paid in and West Hawaii received $91,146.00 or 74.8 of what they
The array of figures herewith given demonstrates not alone that
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Cir
cuit, Territory of Hawaii.
AT ClIAMIIKRS IN PROUATK.
In the Matter of the Estate of JULES
REINHARDT of Hilo, Hawaii, de-
PETITION FOR LETTERS OF AD-
The Detilion of David Reinliardt, sou
of the ui ceased, praying that Letters of
Administration be issued to R. T. Guard,
as administrator of anid estate.
Notice is hereby given that Tuesday,
the 6th day of September, 1904, at 9:00
o'clock 11. 111., he nun liereoy is appointed
C0HP1LED FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS, AUGUST 18, 1904.
North aud South Hilo.
Total for East Hawaii ,
Percentage iu East Hawaii.
Total for West Hawaii.
Percentage in West Hawaii .
January I to
Total for Island of Hawaii..
$ 105,644. 9
t 1. 902
- -,-Nnt .
$ 34 72
$ 75 16
Triatiiirer'B Rt pott for Year
Kmlliif; June 30, ujoi.
A itou lit
Hilo, Hawaii, August 18, 1904
Hon. Henry E. Cooper,
Chairman County Commission, Honolulu.
Sir: Further replying to your esteemed favor of July 18th, 1904,
re ONE COUNTY for the Island of Hawaii, we beg to submit to you
a tabulated statement bristling with reliable data showing why this Is
land should be formed iu one county only and also submit the following
Geographically considered, uature has interposed no obstruction to
the classing of Hawaii as a unit whole; its shape is that of a triangle
with apices at the North or Upolo Point, East or Kumiikahi Point aud
the South Point, called Kalae, the distances roughly taken being ninety
miles from North to East Point, seventy-five miles from East to South
Point mul tiinetv-five miles from South to North Point. It has a tatal
dual county system would be impracticable whatever the combination.
1 but that a single system is essential for the common welfare and pro
j sperity of all.
Hits rjnlly is the question of moment, and this is why the trend of
opinion points to the single county idea.
Coming next in importance to the question of county forms, comes
the question and choice of county seat. rcil pride, local interests, the
factors of accessibility or remoteness of contiguous areas that can be
rendered tributary, proximity of such proposed center to a harbor for the
accomodation of shipping or to arteries of travel, or located at the tei mini
of railway connections, all such are factors that must be duly weighed,
considered and settled at the outset, in order that the final outcome may
result in the greatest good to the greatest number.
Among the many expressions of opinion that have voiced the
Mauds, either as Deposits, Collections , We lime or near sau,pe mon , ne
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I Hnwnii, nt which time nnd plnce all per-
I sons whatsoever concerned may appear
'and show cause, if any they have, why
I the praer or satil pe;itlou should not he
I Hilo, Hawaii, August 10, 1904.
1 Hy tin- Court:
1 A. S. LitHARON GURNEV, Clerk.
I Hy Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
RlDC.WAY & RIDOWAY.
Attorneys for Pititioner. 41-3
Insurance or reipiests lor Exchange.
The Old Reliable Stand is
Knors honed, Seissors and all edged
tools perfectly ground. Satisfac
All freight sent to ships by our launches
will lie charged to shippers unless aiToiu
pulled hy 11 written order front thecip-
tuillS Of Vl'bfll'lB.
30tf R. A. LUCAS & CO,
I HY DAY, WEEK OR MONTH.
I Nent and newly fitted. Centrally aud
. pleas ititly located on
I NEAR WAIANUENUE ST.
Facing 1111 Court House mid Hilo Hotel
I Parks A quiet, plciiwuil retreat.
area of 4215 miles, divided among the eight sub-divisions or districts! public sentiment on this question, the preponderating choice appears to
of the Island. Of these, the districts of North and a portion ot south' have lixeu upon Hilo as being the one plape possessing all the require
Kohala, Hamnkua, Hilo and Puna lie on the windward, the districts of ( ments enumerated.
Kau, South and North Kona and a portion of South Kohala 011 the lee-. Nestling at the Toot of high hills almost reaching down to the
ward sides water's edge, aud flanked on cither side by precipitous bluffs that, forti-
Tire total population by the latest census, (1900) for the whole Is-1 fied, could render it impregnable to assault, with a harbor coveriuir more
laud was 46,843 divided as per column No. 1 of enclosed tabulated than 1500 acres- and deep enough and spacious enough to iloit all the
sheet, showing iu East Hawaii County a population of 31,832 or 70'.. navies of the Pacific, already possessing wharves where vessels of heavy
of the population of the entire Island and West Hawaii 15,011 or 30?.;. draft can come at low or high tide and debark or embark passengers,
Ke-arranging me nnove cuiuiuu mr cuiup.uruu m piipiuuiiun mi uu; umu ami uiseiiiirge ircigui tiny nun ingiii me year round.
leeward aud windward sides, we add all of North Kohala and one-half It ha-, a population of about 8000, contains men of money and
of South Kohala to East Hawaii and find on the windward side, 36,498 , energy, who have made of it a great business mart.
and on the leeward side, 10,345 inhabitants. j It has buildings 011 extensive streets, banks, stores, schools, church-
Taken as a whole, the windward side of the Island comprises the es and libraries.
fertile and productive portion from the sea coast to mountain, while the . It is lighted by electricity, has railroad shops, mills, factories, iron
leeward portion is largely barren and arid on the lower levels, dotted I ami carriage works, lumber yards, stores, staples and markets
C. F. BRADSHAW
with fertile and productive tracts on the upper slopes, interspersed, how
ever, by valueless lava wastes of great areas.
The development of this section has not kept pace with that on the
windward side, the latest statistics showing an alarming diminution iu,
Second, Output and tonnage of food products raised for export,
domestic or foreign.
Third, Depreciation in values through the collapse of the sugar and
coffee interests in the two Konas.
On the windward side of the Island, the converse has been the rule
and at every hand are emphasi.ed the conditions of increase of popula
tion, extension in nil branches of commerce and industry and agricultural
It has a railroad of over fifty miles in length, tapping the extensive
resources of Olaa and Puna, bringing them into intimate touch with the
markets of the mainland, with the prospect of a second railway enter
prise soon to tap the wealth of the Central and North Hilo districts, as
well as Ilamakua and the Kohalas.
Hilo has resources valued in millions; it pays a large proportion of
the taxes assessed on this Island; it remits a large proportion of the cur
rent receipts to the Territorial Government nor have its resources
reached their limit. The work of development has but just begun. Its
resources remain all but uiitouch.'d and offer inducements to the small
capitalist or the independent farmer unequalled iu any other Island or.
District of the group. (Continued on Page 6.)
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