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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIANISLANDS, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1906.
PUnUSHHD BVBRY TUU9DAY
Orricu, Ktwo Strbeti Hao, Hawaii
Hllo Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd
Publlahen and Proprietor!.
Pretldent C. C. Kbmwkdk
Vlce-Pretldenl - W. MaBH
Secretary! ieurer J. W. MAsit
Auditor - - ' H-"
Ulrectora - O. A. Cool, C. McIbnham
AdTertliementk jiiuccompauled by aped&
Instruction. lucrted until ordered out.
AdvertlieraenU dlicontluued before expiration
of ipeclfied period will be charged at if con
tinued for lull term.
Chas. M. LeBlond
llawalUn. Japanese, and ChlneM Interpreter!
and Notary Public In Office.
Office: Sbvkrancb Building,
OppotlteCour Home, HILO. HAWAII
Public Lands Notice.
On Monday, March tgth, 1906, at 13
o'clock noon, at the Public Lands Office,
Hllo, Hnwnll, will be sold at public
auction, to the highest bidder, under the
provisions of Sec. 17, Part IV, Land Act
1895, the following lot of Public Land:
Lots No. 17. A and D, P. L Map 3,
Knmnlll, Puna, Hawaii.
Area: 60 acres. Terms: Cash. Upset
Plan of the lots, and full particulars as
In npwimrv nunlificatlona of ODDllca'nts.
method of applying, etc., may be obtained . offered the Molokans
at the Land Department, Honolulu, or nt
the Sub-Agent's Office, Hllo, Hawaii.
JAS. W. PRATT.
Cotnnii.sioncr of Public Lands.
Honolulu, T. !!., February 15th, 1906.
Feb. 30, 27 Mar. 6, 13
PORTUGUESE LANO SETTLEMENT PROGRESS
On Thursday oflast week Land Commissioner Pratt met the repre
sentatives of the local Portuguese land associations, and as a result
several steps forward were taken in the matter of the settlement of the
Hakalau lands hy the Portuguese members of these associations.
The meeting was held at the office of Sub-Land Agent Geo. H. Will
iam's, and representatives of all the Portuguese associations were present.
The conference was conducted in a spirit of fairness and liberality,
recognized and admitted by the applicants for the lands. A larger
allotment of land for each settler was desired by the applicants for lands
and the representatives were promised that the authorities would con
sider the matter, but were given no assurances for the reason that the
Portuguese ate. bv this proposition, offered more and better laud than is
C. Henry White
k' ATTORN EY-AT-L AW
I. JB. RAY
ATTORNEY -AT -LAW
aud NOTARY PUBLIC
J. L. Kaulukou
OFFICII IN TRIBUNE BUILDING
Kooliilia Ainu Aupuni.
Ma ka Porikahi, Maraki la 19, 1906, ma
kc Keena Alna Aupuni, mn Hllo, Ha
waii, i ka horn 13 awaken, e kuai la aku
ai ma ke kudala akea, i ka men koho
kiekie, tnalalo o tin niauao o ka Pauku
t7, Mahclc IV, Kanawal Aina 1895, na
upatin Aina Aupuni tnalalo iho net:
Na Apana Helu 17, A itnc B, (i hoo
kah! apnna) Plapala Ainu Aupuni Htlu
a, Kamaili, Puua, Hawaii.
Ilialua: 60 eka. Kumukuui hnahaa:
$30000. Data kuike.
O nu kii o ka aina, ante na kuhlkuhi
piha e pili ana i 11a uiea e t upouo ai ka
una e noi ana, c loaa no ma ke Kcena
Aina Aupuni ma Honolulu, a i ole ma ke
Keena Aina Aupuui ma Hilo, Hawaii.
JAS. W. PRATT,
Komisina o na Aina Aupuni.
Honolulu, T. II., Feberuari 15, 1906.
Feb. ao, 37 Mar. 6, 13
Afier the conference with the laud officials: the Portuguese representa
tives took up the matter of disposal of the crop with H. E. Cooper of
Honolulu, representative of the Halcalau Plantation Co Mr. Affouso,
secretary of the Osorio association, stated, in reference to this meeting,
that the matter was discussed and different propositions were considered.
The representatives were not prepared or authorized, before a meeting
should be held, to accept any proposition, and Mr. Affonso staled that
propositions and counter propositions were taken under advisement by
the plantation representatives and themselves.
Unusual Activity at Volcano.
There weie interesting times at the Volcano Sunday, according to a
party consisting of Mrs. E. J. Waddell and Miss Waddell, of Nebraska,
Mrs. Lattin, of Los Angeles, and Miss Esther Lloyd, of Honolulu, who
spent from five o'clock till ten tit the crater wa'ching the fire. The
manager of the Vocano House telephoned to the Tribunk Monday that
there was unusual activity in theiCraler, and that the glow could be seen
land the roar of the volcaiio could be heard at the hotel.
KEAL ESTATE, ETC.
F. S. LYMAN
FIRE, ACCIDENT AND MARINE
Waianuenue Street, - . Hllo, Hawaii
W. H. BEERS
(English and Hawaiian)
Commission and Business Agent.
Will Act as Administrator. Guardian and
Executor. Rents and Bills Collected..
Office with I. E. Ra. Telephone 146
A S. LeBaron Gurney
OPPOSITE SPRECKELS' BUILDING
An Oriental Banquet.
Report of the Grand Jury.
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oahu, H.I.
Tn nsact a General Banking and Ex
Commercial and Traveller's Letters oi
CredltUsued, 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 for Exchange.
BY DAY, WEEK OR MONTH.
Neat and newly fitted. Centrally and
pleasantly located on
NEAR WAIANUENUE ST.
Facing on Court House and Hilo Hotel
Perk's. A quiet, pleasant retreat.
C. F. BRADSHAW
Reconstruction of Maka
pala School Mouse,
Proposals will be received at the office
of the Superintendent of Public Works,
Honolulu. T. II., until 13 o'clock m. of
March 15th, 1906, for reconstructing the
Makapala School House at Kohala, Ha
waii, T. H.
Plaus. specifications and blank forms
of proposal may be obtained at the office
of the Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works, and with Dr. B. D. Bond, Kohala,
Hawaii, for which a deposit of $5.00 is
required, which sum will be refunded in
tending bidders after they have returned
the plans and specifications.
Proposals will not be accepted unless
submitted on the blank forms furnished,
enclosed with a certified bank check for
Fifty ($50.00) Dollars in a sealed envel
ope, endorsed "Proposal for the Recon
struction of Makapala School House at
Kohala," and delivered previous to is
o'clock in. of the day specified at the
office of the Superintendent of Public
Works who reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Department of Public Works, Honolulu,
T. H., Feb. 37th, 1906. 19-3
Dr. A. B. Clark has opened offices in
Sprockets' Block, room 3, entrance next
Hilo Drug Store.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Hilo Tribune Publishing
Co., Ltd., held Tuesday, February 37,
1906, the following were elected officers
for the ensuing year:
C. C. Kennedy President
D. W. Marsh Vice President
J. W. Marsh..Secretary and Treasurer
R. I. Lillle Auditor
The foregoing with C. A. Cool and C.
McLennan constitute the Board of Direc
tors. J. W. MARSH,
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the L. Turner Co., Ltd., held
on Saturday, February 34. 1906, in the
office of the company, the following were
elected offices for the ensuing year:
C. C. Kennedy President
Ad am Lindsay Vice President
N. C Willlotig Secretary
L. Turner Treasurer
F. A. Medc.df Auditor
The foregoing with John T. Moir and
C. Custendyk, comprise the Hoard of
N. C. WILLFONG,
Furnished Room for Knit.
Large, nicely furnished rooms openiug
on two eraudas for rent very reasonable.
Dr. Omtira, who leaves Hilo soon for Japan, on Saturday night gave
a farewell banquet at Hotel Koizumi to some of his friends in and near
Hilo, to which also Dr. Henry Hayes, J. U. Smith atH a Tkhiunb rep
resentative were invited. The banquet was served in true Japanese
style and was a most enjoyable affair. Dr. Hayes, as well as the other
visitors, was called on for a speech and Dr. Omtira and Dr. Niidate re
sponded, Dr. Nakazawa acting as interpreter. Musicians were present
and speeches were interspersed with songs, one ot wnicu was dramatic in
its character and was well acted. The hosts displayed a genuine courtesy
and hospitality that would have done credit to any banquet.
Olaa Offers Homes to Portuguese.
The managers of Olaa plantation, Recognizing the justice of the claim
that the Portuguese are entitled jpvConsi Icration as well' as new immi
griints, have'dceided to olra1iiftmeNtftu.i id laborersnuvy working on the
place who will stay with the company for a term of three years. , JU
L. A. Thurston, president of the company, was in Hilo recently, and
011 his return to Honolulu gave out the following information to the
"Mr. Thurston stated that while he was at the plantation he consulted
with Manager Watt in regard to the matter, and Mr. Watt is entirely in
accord with the policy. An inspection of the plantation was made by
Mr. Watt and Mr. Thurston and a 200-acre tract of land near the ' 1 1
mile" post on the Volcano road was selected as the site to be cut up into
homesteads of one acre each.
"A house costing between $250 and $300, with a 20oo-gallon water
tank, will be furnished to each Portuguese laborer who will agree to
stay with the company for a term of three years. The wages to be paid
are the same as the laborers are now receiving, i liey will also receive
free firewood and medical attendance, and hospital services for wbicli a
charge of from to to 15 cents a month is made for each laborer and his
"The offer was immediately accepted by a number of the Portuguese
workmen on the plantation and the indications are that practically all of
them will take it up.
"If there is a demand for more land than the location already selected,
other sites will also be set apart. Later on another village site will be
laid out near Mountain View on the upper Olaa laud.
"Surveyor Thrum is already engaged in laying out the lands at "11
mile" aud the erection of buildings will be proceeded with immediately.
The land being utilized is ot the best cane lands on the plantation. It
is land from which a crop has just been harvested and was in process of
preparation for planting another crop when set aside for homesteadiug.
"The company is of the opinion that it is a wise investment as it will
make the laborers more comfortable and tend to make them more con
tented and less Fable to want to leave."
Peking, March 6. General Yuan Shi Kai is fortifying the approaches
to the capital with modern artillery upon the pretext that secret societies
are active and it is necessary to protect the Imperial family.
In the newspapers the chief topic is the American report of a military
expedition to China.
London, March 6. Japan has decided to send warships to Chinese
waters' for the protection of Japanese interests.
Peking, March 6. An official edict says that the warlike reports are
being circulated by traitors. Officials will protect the property of for
eigners, it is set forth, under pain of severe punishment for failure.
Troops have been sent to the southern part of the province of Chili.
We, the Grand Jurors, duly impaneled and sworn, in aud for the
February, 1906, Term of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii, do hereby present the following report:
In addition to the indictments already returned into court by us, we
have found aud present herewith indictment') as follows:
An indictment against Shim Miung Ok, Kang Yong Bok, Woo
Miung Sook, linn Sang Won, Chang dice Yuel and Kim Yong Yec,
charged with the crime of murder in the first degree
An indictment against Honjo T.surutnro, Seki Mitsuda and Fugisak'i
Matsutaro, charged with the crime of murder in the first degree.
An indictment against Makino Kfcaburo, Toga- Arakichi, Mntsu
moto Esuke, Kido Kichiji and Ynmanaka, charged with the crime of
assault and battery with a weapon obviously and imminently dangerous
An indictment against Juan Enandes, charged with contempt of -court.
Six indictments for various other offenses.
In addition to finding indictments as above set out, the grand jurors
have investigated in accordance with the instructions of the court, the
matter of alleged bribery of jurors during the trial of the case of Jacintha
Fernandez vs Evangeliueo De Silva and H. S. Overeud.ntthe May, 1905,
term of this court. Our investigation into this matter was very thorough,
we having spent about four days in an attempt to secure tangible evi
dence in regard to the matter.
The grand jurors are satisfied in their own minds that some of the
jurors who sat upon the case of Jacintha Fernandez vs Evangelino De
Silva and H. S. Overeud were unduly influenced, but owing to the
great length of time which has elapsedsince the trial of that case and
for otner reasons, the grand jurors were unable to secure sufficient legal
evidence to warrant them, in their opinion, in returning an indictment
in that regard.
The grand jurors, also under instructions from your Honor, inves i
gated the matter of alleged gambling in the town of Hilo. This in
vestigation extended over the greater part of two days. A large number
of witnesses were examined before the grand jurors, and as a final result
of our investigations we are of the opinion that no regularly equipped
gambling houses at present exist 111 the town of Ihlo, and have not for
some mouths last past, except houses conducted byjapinescand Chinese
gamblers. In regard to. the Chinese aud Japanese gambling houses, we,
under the guidance of Deputy Sheriff Fetter, visited three gambling
houses, two run by Chinese and one run by Japanese. From the man
ner in which these houses were barricaded and the approaches to the
rooms guarded, and from the character of the furniture found in the
rooms, we are of the opinion that gambling games are being run regu
We examined some witnesses in regard to these Chinese and Japanese
gambling houses, but were unable to secure any evidence which would
warrant us in charging any particular person with conducting or engag
ing in a gambling game at such Chinese or Japanese houses.
jvj'n this connection We desire to state to your Honor that arrests are
continuously Meing made by Deputy blierilt rotter ot Japanese and
Chinese gamblers, and we think that the Sheriff's department is at the
present time doing all in its power to suppress criminal offenses of that
Whilst visiting the Chinese aud Japanese gambling dens, we were
very much struck with the filthy and unsanitary condition of the
premises, and we think some steps ought to be taken without delay to
improve such unsanitary conditions.
The report here states that a member of the Board of Supervisors
made a statement to the grand jurors charging certain persons in the
county road department with improper aud reprehensible conduct. Such
offenses were found to be not sufficient to warrant a criminal charge,
and it was recommended that the Board dispose of the matter.
Charges were broueht against the sheriff's department by the same
member of the Board of Supervisors. The facts were not found to war
rant charging any person or persons with violation of the penal laws of
the Territory. The fact developed during the investigations that a
former clerk in the sheriffs office had retained in his possession bail
mouey to the amount of $265. This act was justified by the fact that
uncertainty existed as to the status of two sets of employes at that time,
since settled by the decision of the supreme court. These funds had
since been turned over to the sheriffs office, excepting a balance of $15
not accounted for.
It has been brought to our attention that sometime during the year
1905, a minor who had been sentenced by District Magistrate Hapai to
a term in the territorial reform school, was set at large because of a
conflict between the officers of the county of Hawaii and territorial
officials as to liability for transportation of said minor from the county
of Hawaii to the city of Honolulu where the reform school is located.
The territorial officials claimed that this expense was a county charge,
and the county officers of the county of Hawaii claimed that this ex
pense should be borne by the territory. We condemn the condition of
affairs which permits of the release of any persons, either when com
mitted to the reform school by due process of law or to any other terri
torial institution, and we suggest to both the territorial officials and to
officers of the county of Hawaii that there be secured a .speedy determin
ation by the supreme court upon the question of the liability for such
In closing we desire to express our appreciation of the able manner in
which the deputy attorney-general, Mr. Milverton, has conducted the
cases brought before us and for his assistance in all our investigations.
Foreman of the Grand Jury.
Kingston, Island of St. Vincent, March 6. Earthquake shocks have
been felt daily on this island and at St. Lucia since February 16.
La Souffriere is quiet, however.
Explosion on the Enterprise.
Sail Francisco, March 6. By a boiler explosion ou board the sugar
steamer Enterprise, Assistant Engiueer May was killed. The damage
to the vessel was slight.
Railroads in Philippines.
Hartford, Conn., March 6. A company with $5,000,000 capital has
been incorporated here to build railroads in the Philippines.
General Schofield Dead.
St. Auguitine, March 5. Lieutetiaul General Schofield is dead.
British General Passes Away. ,
Loudon, March 6. General Gatacre is dead.
Lieutenant General Sir William Forbes Gatacre was bom in 1843
and saw service in Burniah, India, the Soudan and South Africa, He
first met with serious reverses in fighting the Boers, but eventually re
trieved these and was made commander of the Third Division of the
South African field force.
Cyclone in Oceanica.
Paris, March 5. The governor of Oceanica officially reports 327
houses destroyed by the recent cyclone. One life was lost.
Not Rushing Troops to Orient.
Washington, D. C, March 5. It is announced that the government
is not trying to charter transports to take troops to the Philippines.
, Washington, D. C, March 4. The Longworths have returned from
their wedding trip.
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