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THE WEUKI.Y 1111,0 TttlBUNl', lit 1.0, HAWAII, TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1905.
CDljc fflilor rilmitc.
JAN. 3, 1905.
Enteitd at ihe Postoffice t Hllo, Ha
waii, ns second-class matter
rUHUSIir.I) RVKRV TOKSDAV.
J. CASTI.K RlDGWAY - Editor
D. W. Maksii - Iluslness Manager.
The simple ceremonies of the
dedication of Moohcnu Hall yester
day marks a new era in the life of
Hilo. Through the philanthropy
and generosity of George C. Deck
ley, the town is now able to have
an attractive breathing spot and a
public pavilion which is an orna
ment to the communitj . Uilo has
practically adopted Admiral Heck
ley as a part of our bod politic,
and on yesterday Hilo showed its
appreciation and gratitude for his
As the Admiral said in his few
remarks bestowing the Hall upon
the town, the start has now been
made towards beautifying Hilo.
The time is now rip: to foster and
lay out public parks and play
grounds. Too long have the many
beautiful scenic spots of Hilo been
neglected. We should lose no time
in setting aside tracts of public laud
for park purposes when we may,
for too soon will the ruthless hand
of progress despoil their beauty
and nature's gifts to the community
be lost forever. Yesterday's dedi
cation of Moohcau Hall should
teach a lesson and start organized
efforts to secure other and addi
tional park sites for the use and en
joyment of the residents of Hawaii.
NEW YEAR'S RESOLVES.
Now is the time to turn over a
new leaf and make a batch of New
Year resolutions. Wipe off the
slate and commence over again. It
has been said "man spends his life in
reasoning on the past, complaining
of the present and trembling for the
luture." But don't go whining
around because you are out of luck.
The man who is always looking for
luck never finds it. To the success
ful business man, luck spells "in
dustry." New years is a season of glad-
n:ss, when we should renew our
friendship, give greetings of success,
take a stronger hold of life and face
the future with a stout heart.
There are those who observe the
beginning of the year in paying off
old debts, others in making rash
resolutions, some of which they
keep and others of which they break
as promptly as before. Human
nature is weak and to err has al
ways been human. There is at
least something in the future for all
of us and no better advice can be
given at this time than the senti
ment expressed in the homely verse,
which is as follows:
What's the use of frettin'
When the skies are blue,
Although you nrenotgettin'
All that is your due?
Cheer up and be plucky;
It's the case, I spec'
Others more unlucky
Get it in the neck.
It cannot be denied that there
has been more publicity and oppor
tunity given to the public to express
their views regarding affairs of state
under Governor Carter's adminis
tration than heretofore. The closed
cabinet and star chamber proceed
ings are no longer the rule, and
by his open and sincere desire to
give an ear to the public voice,
Governor Carter has taken an ad
vance step toward popular govern
ment. There is no great haste, so
far as can be learned, for the estab
lishment of forest reserves on Ha
waii or elsewhere within the Terri
tory. The forests are not being
destroyed to any greater or more
rapid extent now than they have
been for the past forty years. A
degree of moderation in fixing upon
the permanent boundaries of a pro
posed forest reserve might be ob
served so that in after years, the
charge cannot be made that planta
tion influences were paramount to
the public weal. If the public de
sire to be heard, every opportunity
should be afforded individuals to be
present and express their views
personally. It U a far simpler matter
for the executive and members of!
the Board of Agriculture mid
Forestry to go upon the land to be
set nsidc and give an audience to
those who desire to speak than to
arbitrarily fix the date and place of
hearing, which may hereafter be
the subject of popular criticism and
the charge of collusion.
ApROt'OS of the end-year an
nouncement of several engage
ments, there is a bare suggestion of
a possibility that those girls who
arc left behind did not get suffi
ciently busy during the leap year
ANSWER TO KYAN.
(JoTcrnor Carter Mnkcs Reply to
ExKCUTtVK ClIAMUKK, HONOLULU,
Hawaii, Dec. 23, 1904.
The Editor, "Hilo Tribune," Hilo,
Dkar Sir: Mr. T. J. Ryan ad
dressed a communication to me on
the 1 ath inst., but did not do me
the honor of stating that it was an
open letter, which I note this mov
ing, by your issue of December
20th, to be the case. Will you not,
therefore, make equally public my
reply of December 21st?
Very sincerely yours,
G. R. CARTER,
The Governor's letter is as fol
lows: Dec. 21, 1904.
T. J. Ryan. Esq., Mountain View,
Dear Sir: Yours of the 12th is
Why cannot any citizen or re
sident of Hawaii, at the expense of
a two cent stamp, file their protest
against the setting apart of any
portion of the Territory tor Jorest
Complaint used to be general
that the acts of the Administration
were private, and no one had an
opportunity to be heard. Before
declaring a forest reserve, a public
hearing is called, where anyone can
protest in person, and I can see no
objection to their protesting by
It is not the intention to give the
people of Honolulu alone a hearing
but it is impossible for me, on
whom the responsibility falls of de
claring a reservation, to go on the
ground or visit all parts of the Is
lands, to allow people to have an
opportunity of expressing them
Under the circumstances, are
your slurs quite proper?
Very sincerely yours,
G. R. .CARTER
TO CANCEL UAKEU LEASE.
The Territory Will Coudeinn linker
Leasehold for Jul! Site.
Attorney-General Andrews of Hono
lulu has given an opinion to the effect
that the Territory can institute condemna
tion proceedings at once against the land
at Kaumana desired for a jail site for
Hilo jail, and now held under a thirty
year lease from the Government by ex
Governor John T. Baker. This can be
done, according to the Attorney-General,
under the right of eminent domain, as
provided in Si.ction 1542, Chapter 99,
Civil Laws of 1897.
This is the tract of land determined
upon by the Board of Trade for a jail site
and negotiations for which have been
pending with Baker for some time. Gov
ernor Baker has held out foran exchange
of the desired plat for the present lot on
which the jail stands on the corner of
Pitman and Pouohawai streets. He de
sired a fee simple title to the present jail
lol in consideration of the release to the
Government of the proposed jail site at
Kaumana. It is urged that the return
which Mr. Baker desires is all out of
proportion to the value of the Kaumana
land sought for a jail site, which is rocky
and not available for any other than
The Attorney-General has apparently
taken this view, and has found sufficient
authorization under the law forcoudemna
tion proceedings. Superintendent Hoi
loway has therefore Instructed K. E.
Richards, agent of the Public Works
Department, to have a survey and de
scription made of the property and to
take the proper steps to have the land
condemned. This is being done now,
and as soon as the site is acquired plans
will be drawn up and tenders called for
for the construction of the new jail.
Superintendent Holloway has expressed
his desire to forward the work as rapidly
as possible, and has given his assurance
of hearty co-operation in consummating
the scheme for a new jail.
There is talk of organization of a
Dramatic Club In Hilo. The splendid
performance given last Saturday at the
Elks has convinced many entuslasts of
the possibilities in this direction.
Subscribe for the Tribunk. Subscrip
tion $2,50 per year.
ONLY IIOI'K t'Olt KAKMKUS.
IHucumIoii of l'ronprclft of Homo
Mender by Hoard of Trade.
One of the most intctesting meet
ings ever held by the Board of
Trade took place Eriday night at
Fireman's Hall. There was a
good sized crowd present and the
discussion, which was general, was
directed principally to the encour
agement which ought to be given
the homesteader and small farmer.
E. Brughelli sounded the key
note when he said that the land
laws were not adapted to the con
ditions as existed in the Islands.
Instead of offering inducements to
the American homesteader to take
up laud and become a citizen in the
Territory, only obstacles confront
him at every turn. He believed
the land laws should not be con
strued so rigidly as to permit him
to take up a homestead and there
after to crucify him, by requiring
him to live up ,to conditions, which
it was impossible to do and exist.
He favored selling the land outright
to prospective homesteaders and
not encumber the acquirement of
laud with conditions which he could
not fulfill. The present land laws
kept men from taking up land in
Hawaii. Mr. Brughelli said iie
knew of ten men who had applied
for public land under a settlement
association, and who had been kept
waiting two years before action Mid
been taken upon their application.
Many he knew had come to the
Islands to take up laud and were
driven away by the difficulties sur
rounding the acquisition of home
steads. These men, who would
make good settlers, had left for
Mexico or other countries where
the conditions were not so rigid.
W. S. Terry said there were lands
in Hawaii suitable for homestold
purposes and where a man coujld
make a living, although he doubted
whether the government was right
in its rigid enforcement of the resi
dence clause. What was most
needed was homestead roads into
the lands opened to settlement. He
cited the case of Ben Kuhns, a
practical farmer, who with his fam
ily were driven out ot Kaiwyu
homestead tract by reason of not
having a decent road to reach civil
ized haunts. Mr. Kuhns had been
fairly successful on his land, but
the failure of the government to
provide a roadway, forced him out
and he is now employed in another
part of the island. Mr. Terry also
commented upon the cases of A.
Lydgale and Searles in Kau, both
of whom had expended large sums
of money in the improvement of
their homesteads, but owing to
their failure to comply with the
residence clause in their leases,
would probably both lose their land.
Mr. Terry believed these home
steads were the only places of resi
dence of these gentlemen, and their
employment on nearby plantations
should not militate against them.
Sheriff Andrews spoke briefly
and to' the point regarding his ex
perience with the laud laws. He
said what was needed in the de
veloperaent of homesteads was the
construction of homestead roads,
and before we should encourage
settlers to take up lands, roadways
to the lands should be provided A
man would be regarded as worse
than a fool to throw twenty
dollar gold pieces in the sea
expecting to get them back. But
he thought such a man far more
sensible than a man who would de
liberately go into the swamps of the
virgin forests and expect to make a
living, expend large sums of money
iu the development of his laud, the
products of which, if he had any,
he could not get out to a market
for the lack of road facilities.
Twenty dollar gold pieces strewn
in the sea might find their way to
shore, but money dropped in the
swamps of the forests was gone
Other speakers were I. E. Ray,
Dr. Henry Hayes, C. E. Wright,
Road Engineer Gere, I,. Turnerand
R. A. Lyman, Jr.
First Foreign Church.
Sabbath, Jan.8-, 1905, 11 a.m. Ser
mon, "Christian Confidence," Phil. 1:6.
Receptiou of members, Communion of
the Lord's Supper. 7:30 p m.-"An
tpeti door," Rev, 3:8.
Under nnd by virtue of the nuthorltv
vested in me, by the provisions of Act
44 of the Session Laws of the Territory of
Hawnii, enacted April 25th, 190,3, nnd of
every other power me herciiutocnabliug,
I, George H. Carter, Governor of the
Territory of Hawaii, having duly given
the notice and held the hearing as iu
said net provided; do hereby set apart as
n forest reserve, the government lauds
lying between the Waiplo Valley and the
District of Kolmla, in the north cud ol
the District of Hnmakua, Island of Ha
waii, described as follows, viz:
Beginning at the mouth of Houoken
Gulch by the sea, being the boundary of
the lands of Awlni and Honokca iu the
Districts of Kohnla and Hamakita re
spectively, running thence up the center
of Honokca Gulch, nnd along Awlnl
Homesteads to the land of Houokauc;
thence along said land of Houokauc in a
Southerly direction to its junction with
the lauds of Kawaihnc 1st. and Puukapu;
thence iu an Easterly direction along the
land of Puukapu and the North side of
Kawaluul branch of Wnipio Valley,
crossing the hcud of Waiuianu Valley to
the West side of Waipio Valley; thence
down along said West side of Waipio
Valley to the sea; thence along the sea to
the point of beginning.
Total area 18,940 acres; less 256 acres,
kuteanas and homesteads in Waitunnu
Valley, nnd that part of the Ahupuaa of
Laupahoehoc owned by the Booth
Estate, area unknown.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
Territory of Hawaii to be affixed.
Done at the capitol, iu Honolulu this
23rd day of December, A. D. 1904.
(Signed) G. H. CARTER
10 1 Governor of Hawaii.
In accordance with Section 1 ol Chap
ter XXIV of the laws of 18S6:
All persons holding water privileges or
those paying water rates are hereby noti
fied that the water rates for the term end
ing December 31, 1904. will be due and
payable at the office of the Hilo Water
Works on the 1st day of January, 1905.
All such rates remaining unpaid for
fifteen days after they are due will be sub
ject to an additional 10 per cent.
All privileges upon which rates remain
unpaid February 15, 1904 (thirty days
after becoming delinquent), Arc liable to
suspension without further notice.
Rates nre payable at the office of the
Superintendent Hilo Woter Works.
Hilo, December 19, 1904. 8-4
In accordance with the provision of
Section 456, Chapter 36, of the Laws of
1897, I have this day set apart a suitable
enclosure for the impounding of estrays
at Houomaliuo, South Kons, Island of
Hawaii, said pound being situated on the
makni side of the main Government road
near the house lot of W. C. Achi, said
pound being euclosed iu by stone wall.
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works,
Joseph Holi Esq., has this day been
appointed Pound Master for the above
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Department of Public Works,
Honolulu, Dec. 10, 1904. 8-3
Pipe For Kilo Sewers.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals will be received at the
office of the Superintendent of Public
Works, uutil 12 o'clock hi. December
19th, 1904, for furnishing 6 in. sewer pipe,
slants and bends for Hilo Sewers, Hilo,
Proposals must be submitted on blank
forms, which will be furnished by the
Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works, Honolulu, and G. H, Gere, Road
Engineer, Hilo, Hawaii, and enclosed iu
n sealed envelope addressed to Hon. C.
S. Holloway, Superintendent of Public
Works, Honolulu, T. II., endorsed "Pro
posal for Vitrified Sewer Pipe, Slautsnud
Bends for Hilo Sewers, Uilo, Hawaii."
Each proposal must contain the full
name of the party or parlies making the
same nnd nil persons interested therein,
and must be accompanied by a certi
fied check, drawn upon a bank or trust
company established iu Uilo or Honolu
lu, for 50.00, payable to Hon. C. S.
Ilolloway, Superintendent ot Public
Works, in case the proposal is accepted
and a contract is not entered into.
The pipe shall be of vitrified salt
glazed stone ware of the very best qua
lity, with hub and spigot joints, and of
the specified internal diameters, lengths
They shall be delivered on the wlinrf
in Hilo in one consignment, and in per
fect condition. Circumference of inside
of pipe nud specials must be a true cir
cle, Straight pipe to be not less than 2
feet in length and standard thickness.
Mwwfpwwwy wwfgy nwwwwww
E. N. HOLMES
FINE DISPLAY OF
Negligee Shirts Collars
Coif Shirts Cuffs
Dress Shirts Neckwear
Lawn Bows Lawn Ties
Gossamer Wool Underwear
Scrivan's Drawers Pajamas
Cugot Suspenders Night Shirts
Crown Suspenders Bathing Suits
President Suspenders Sweaters
Hosiery and Cloves
E. N. HOLMES
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For Cane, Vegetable and Banana Fields.
Soil Analysis Made and Fertilizer Furnished Suitable to Soil, Climate nnd Crop
FOR THE LAND'S SAKE
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Sulphate of Potash
Fertilizers for sale in large or small quantities. Fertilize your lawns with our
Special Lawn Fertilizer.
. Queen Street
P. O. BOX 767,
C. M. COOKE, President.
E. F. BISHOP, Treasurer.
G. II. ROBERTSON. Auditor
The bidder will state the earliest tl
in which he will deliver the following
pipe on the wharf in Hilo, Hawaii;
1600 li ti. ft. 6 iu. vitrified sewer pipe.
50 6 iu. 45 slants.
50 6 in. bends.
50 6 in. ,' bends.
50 6 in. stoppers.
Pipe nud specials will be thoroughly
and carefully inspected on the wharf,
and only perfect pipe, slnuts and bends
w ill be accepted by the Department of
Public Works. '
The successful bidder, should a con
tract be nwarded, will be required to
furnish n bond of one hundred nud fifty
dollars (f 150) with sureties subject to the
approval of the Superintendent of Public
Works. No personal sureties will be ac
cepted. Only Territorial Corporations
or Surety Companies are to be submitted
No proposal will be entertained unless
made on blanks furnished by the Assist
ant Superintendent of Pubic Works, or
G. H. Gere, nnd delivered at the office of
the Superintendent of Public Works
previous to 12 o'clock 111. on the day
The Superintendent reserves the right
to reject, any or all bids,
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, T. II., Nov. 29th, 1904. 7.3.
POSTPONEMENT OF OPENING OF
TENDERS FOR PIPE, ETC., FOR
The sealed proposals, which had pre
viously been advertised for, to be re
ceived 011 the 19th of December, for fut
n'.shiug 6 inch sewer pipe, slants and
bends for Uilo sewers, Hilo, Hawaii, have
been postponed until 12 o'clock 111, of
January 2nd, 1905.
C. S. HOLLOWAY, ,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, T. II., Dec. 13, 1904. 8-3t
The mutual meeting of the stockholders
of the Fiist BaukAf Hilo, Ltd., will be
held at the Bank. Peacock Block, Hilo,
011 Saturday, the 14th day of January,
1905, at 2 p. m.
THOS. C. RlDGWAY,
Hilo, December 27, 1904. 9'rt
All ireight sent to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers unless accom
panied by a written order from the cap
tains of vessels.
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