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THIS EVBNINU liULLl-TINt HONOLULU, U. 1., SATURDAY, APIUL 7, luitit.
j With the Council of State, f
Tuesday April .1
Present nt tlio Council ( f Stato meet
3iie yesterday were. Pitt!dcnt Dolo,
illulstrrs Mott-Smlth, Yoiiik, Damon
nud Cooper; Councillors Iscnberg,
Achl, Knu, Allen, Ka-nc, Hobeitson,
Kennedy, llolto, Nott, Us.V, Junes,
lloMnsuu and Kaulukon.
Minister Yuung Introduced n Mil np-
firuprlatlng $2300 fur Curtlior m iltiiou-
nute of relief camps No. 1 nml 1!, which
minister Damon Introduced a hill lo
proililu $20,000 for expenses of tlio
Cmirt of Claims, estimated fur six
months, nml moved It pns. .
Mr. Achl found fault witn the pro
militated icgiilntlons for tho Court.
People having small claim vre put to
bioto expense than t!i amounts of
Ihrlr clalniH. He thought tho charge
lur expenses should ho pro rata.
Tho President said mm deposit was
uraly to pay witnesses of the claimant
If Jt was not all spent, the halancc
'ould he returned to him.
Mr. Achl persisted In his objection.
The poor people were tha b're.iter suf
ferers rtlutluiy, and tiiero ought to be
sonic means of cheapening the cos; of
presenting small claim!). Ho did not
Snuiw, however, that the Council of
State could remedy tho rules.
The President stated that wnlle tho
Council could not chant',') tho rule?, It
could make recommendation!. In mih
wcr to n criticism by Mr. Kaulukon of
JUr. Mngoon's appoiutmen', on account
of his being n large property owner lis
Chinatown, the President stated that,
where Mr. Magoon was pecuniarily In
tcrcated, ho could not sit.
Mr. Kaulukon moved that the hill bo
referred to a special committee, which
wa seconded. Mr. K.i ne thought it
should go to the FIimuim committee.
Mr. Kennedy asked if "his vui an
t'lnciRcncy hill, lu the lln of suppiou
slon of bubonic plague, or w..3 It a
measure I cqull lUK suum'salon to til
President of tho United State. Mr.
Kalukou Joined In this -incstloh. con
cluding with tho rcmaik, "I think we
ure all mixed up."
The I'icsidcut nnd Ministers Damon
and Mott-Smitli nil gave their opinions
to the effect that President McKiuiey
had given the matter to tho Executive
Tor action, with tho understanding that
the expenses should ho provided for
by tho Council of State.
Mr. Achl moved, seconded by Mr.
Jones, that the bill bo r- fcrred to the
The Picsldcut, answering Mr. Knu
lukou, said tho Supremo Court wa. a
court of 'claims under Hawaiian law,
but It could not entertain these tire
claims becauso they wero maltou of
Mr. Itobcrtson thought that, as Pres
ident McKlnlcy had authorized the pro
cedure, they should go on nnd carry
it out. Still ho was not In favor of
the Court of Claims, -is there wcio iij
Xunds In sight for payins tho amounts
el Judgments. Few people have recog
nized the magnitude of the undertak
The bill was icferred on a oto to tha
Minister uung repotted on tho re
pairs needed by the Judiciary building.
Mr. Oudcrklrk, employed as an expert
to go over tho building, had submitted
an estimate, which ho mid. amounting
to $1300. Laid on tho uiblo to ho con
Aldcred with tho appropriation hills.
Minister Mott-Smlth reported from
itbe Executive Council adversely to tho
petition of S00 Japauouo for remission
of taxes. Mr. Achl mowd, Mr. Robert
kou seconded and It was passed, that
ho repot t be adopted.
The same Minister reported from tho
Rxccutlvc Council, rocoramcndlng that
II. Jierbe's petition for hack salary ho
referred to tho Legislature
Mr. Kaulukon claimed that, so far as
appropriations wcio concerned, tho
Council of State was tho Legislature.
Jle moved the report hi referred to tha
committee on Finance.
Mr. Jones moved tho report bo adopt
ed. Mr. Gear said his attention had been
called to the fact that the Justices of
tho Suptcme Court wore unanimous in
regarding this claim of Mr. Kcibc's as
meritorious. Theio wcio many Items
of unpaid bills In tho estimates, somo
of them having been cnrnpiomlscd, and
if It were eomi.otent to iict on such ho
tuuHldcred this claim nad more merit
Ihan the others. It was time something
were done, nt least tho Council should
give tho matter consideration. Tho
matter was hi fore tho Mst Legislature,
tmt it was still In the courts. Ho moved
that the l ctltlun be laid on the table to
?io considered with appropriations.
Air. Robinson presented a icport of
tho committee, on Items submitted by
tho Minister of Foreign Affairs, which
war tabled to bo considered with tho
Mi. Gear presented two reports from
the committee on lntoi lot Itcm3. Laid
on tahlo to bo considered with tho bills.
Iillls wero taken up for considera
tion and Items passed ts below except
ing an otherwise stated
Honolulu Flio Department, $11,101,
which tho committee) recommended bo
raised to $CG,1C4.
itr. Achl moved an amendment to
make Palama a branch stutlon Instead
Mr. Jones thought tho item of $l5r0
Jejr hook and ladder outflt unnecessary,
.is tho high buildings would havo tiro
Escapes. Perhaps ho had n prejudice
against hook and ladder, as ho belong
ed to tho volunteer company of that
fclnd forty years ago. It was generally
flret at a feast but mado n fizzle of a
are. After tho company had received
n banner for Us valor, ho was expelled
lor nonpayment of dues.
i,,Mr. Nott, a former Chief Engineer of
the Flro Department, said Micro was not
i ladder now fit to ralao on a chicken
coop. Thero wero several thrco and
iour story'bulldlngs now and moro con
templated. He considered tho Item no
cessary Mr. Achl had been Informed that If
there hail been u ladder on hand Kail
mnkaplll church might havo been sav
ed. Mr. Robertson moved to sttlku out
the hoso stnt Ions and have No. 1 engine
itatloned at Palama.
Mr. Iscnberg urged retaining tho
tern ns treotnmended by the commit
ice. A house was burned tho other day
or wnnt of n drop of water, nnd the
tlorcinment ought to pay for It ns It
A-as to blame.
Mr. Allen explained tint tho eommlt
'eo's recommendation of hoso stntlons
was based on tho assurance Hint there
would ho water prcssuie enough to
make them effective without engines.
Mr. Achl's motion carried, together
with tho Item as recommended.
Repairs, furniture nnd additions to
Government bull'Mngs, J7.000. Commit
tee recommended striking out, hut on
previous consideration tho Item was
Icferred and now tho Minister of tho
Interior presented nn "Xpert's estimate
if $1300 for repairs no?dcd by tho Ju
dicial y building.
Mr. Young pleaded for at least n por
tion of the original Item, as It was de
sirable to have sanltarv conveniences
In different buildings. He also wanted
nn Item for Janitor, as through neglect
tho Judicial y building was In a dis
Mr. Itobcrtson renewed his motion of
a previous day, to apply tho Item to tha
Judiciary building. In addition ho
would havo money appropriated for
tho conveniences referred to by tho
Minister. Ho also argued for means .to
remodel different parts of the building.
Thcie was no building tho Govern
ment should tnko bcU'T care of than
the principal court building.
Mr. Hnn seconded tho motion.
Mr. Jones moved, seconded by Mr.
Achl, to pass the Item ns In tho bill,
Mr. Achl telling of a disgraceful condi
tion of the courthouse In Kona.
Minister Young, In answer to Mr.
Jones, said Superintendent Howell's
estimate of Judiciary building repairs
Mr. Him And then that's not re
liable. Mr. Iscnberg moved lo ndopt tho
recommendation of tho re,mmlttoe.
Mr. Genr believed tho Item was defer
red to obtain Itemized estimates from '
the Minister. Ho seconded the motion i
of Mr. Iscnberg.
Mr. Robertson considered that there
was no disputing the necessity of re
pairs to tho Judiciary building, nnd It
the Item was not mado rpcclflc for that .
purpose) tho work would not bo done.
Passed as In tho bill.
Adjoin nod at G o'clock.
Following Is tho report of tuoCounelt
of Stnto commltteo on Act A, whlcn
mnkes appropriation for public work
from tho I.onn fund:
To Sanford 1). Dole, President, nnd
mcmbcis of tho Counrll of Stato.
Gentlemen: our committee) on In
terior Department to whom was rpfcr
uil Act I, beg to submit tho following
icport on Mime:
Section 2. ffew Wharf al Paplha, Na
hlku nnd Approaches (Unpaid Hills,
lS'J'J) $iai.20. Tho appropriation In
this case was exhausted. The hills tho
committee find nro correct and hhould
bo paid. Wo thcrefoio recommend tho
Item pass ns In tho bill.
Harbor Improvements, Honolulu,
$2ou,000. Your commltt"o recommend
that this niuount bo inn cased fioiu
$200,000 to $300,000 as tne Minister of
thn Intel lor has Impressed upon the
commltteo the neciwily for this
amount In caso tho joutoniplatcel ex
tensions nro mado nt ho ujith end of
Hilo Whaivcs, $20,000. Your com
mltteo recommend Hint this bo amend
ed to rend ns follows: ,
"Harbor Improvements, Hllo, $10,
000." Wo find that the oitlmntcd
amount necessary for extending tho
main whaif at Hilo ISO tect, and pro
viding a second wharf pMnllcl with tho
(list one, to accommodate tho lucrensud
shipping In Hllo harbor, Is $40,000, un I
your commlteo therefore recommend
that the Item bo Increased nnd amend
ed and passed at $10,000.
Burvt-y and Soundings for Harbor In
Walloa Itlver, Hllo, $2,000. Your com
mittee find that this whole amount will
ho n quired for mnktu; surveys of
what Is rommonly known ns the Wala
kca Itlver, Hllo, and ih reforo recom
mend that the Item pais ,is lu tho bill.
Powcrago for Hllo Sncets, $0,000.
Your commltteo iccomriind that this
Item he Ini-icnscd to $10,000 ns they aro
Infoi med by tho Superintendent of
Public Works nnd the Al mister of tho
Interior, as well as representative citi
zens of Hllo that tho wholo of tho $50,
000 will bo icqulrcd to provldu proper
3eweingo for tho city of Hllo.
Hllo Custom House atu! Post Ofllco,
$11,000. Your commltteo recommend
that this Item ho incre&red to $22,000
and bo nniended to read us follows:
"Hllo Custom Hoiisu nnd Post Ofllco
(stono and brick,) $22,000." Tho rea
son for tho Increase re commended by
tho commltteo Is that the amount ap
pears lu tho present Act Is for a wood
en building, and your commltteo be-
llovcs In making permanent Improve
ments and that Government buildings
bo erected In tho future) should bo of
stono nnd brick.
Widening and Extending Hllo
Streets, $10,000. Your commltteo re
commend that this Item bo Increased
to $25,000. We find that tho wholo
amount of $25,000 will ho required as
per tho estimates of Superintendent of
Public Works and tho Minister of the
Interior and as per letters received
from prominent citizens at Hllo, and
that tho Increase Is especially needed
owing to tho necessity for widening
nnd properly constructing tho wholo of
Front Hti't'ct along tho Hllo harbor.
Iliuncstcad Road, Hllo. $10,000. Your
commltteo leeomini ml this Item bo in
ei eased (o $20,000, ns (hat amount will
bo requied to properly complete nnd
extend tho Kallmann Itond, tho Knl
wlkl lloiucslend Itond and tho Pllho
Your commltteo will h commend that
a now Item ho Inserted as follows:
Knumaun to Olaa, $2.',000. This Is
asked fur by tho Superintendent of
Public Works us It shot ten tho dis
tance from certain Olaa Homestead
lots to Hllo seven miles. Thcrefoio
your commltteo recommend that the
Roads, Puna, to Complete Con
tracts, $8,000. Your cummlttco find
that this is to complcto contracts for
work on tho roads nt Puna under ap
propriation under the Loan Act, that
the work, however, had been rushed
during tho latter part of tho period nnd
since this Act was prepared nnd that
only $7,000 will be required. We'
therefore recommend ihnt tho Item b
reduced to $7,000.
Hoads, Kail, $32,000. This Is In con
ttiiuo the wuik on tho tend fiom tho
Volcano to Pnhata, Piiualuit to the
main road, and Wnlahlnu to South Ko
na, to complcto contract. Thcso Items
nro shown lo your commltttc to bo
necessary nnd wo recommend that tho
Item pass ns In tho bill.
Itunds, South Kona, 32,500. Your
commltteo iccummcnil that this Item
ho Increased from $2.r00 to $19,500.
Your comlmttco find tho estimate of
tho Superintendent of Public Works
nnd the Minister of the Interior for
th croad from Knu to Pihuchoo, widen
ing nnd straightening same, was $12,
000, but that It had been cut down to
$2,000. The Stipcilntcudcut of Public
Works states that It will require tho
wholo amount of $12,003 to do this
Wo find that the estimate of tho Hoo
kena Upper Iload was Cti.000. This
Item has been stricken out. Hut tho
lond Is considered nrressniv tn nnnbln
travelers from Knu to Keith Kona nud
vice vcisa to make a diicct lino of
road Instead of going down some thou- I
sand feet In elevation and will Bavt
a long pull of somo eight miles up and
down n steady grade. It would ho a '
great benefit to the rc-iHuits of North I
ivona, South Kona and Kan.. Tho 1
amount of $1,500 Is requited to com-
pleto the continct for the Kacl Road.
Your commltteo thcrefoio recommend '
that the Item be Increased and passed
nt $10,500. i
Hoads, North Kona, $23,000. Your
committee recommend that this Item
bo Increased from $23,000 to $3(1,000. '
The lncronso of $12,00(1 lccommcnded
by tho committee Is for n branch of
tho Kcaiihou Iload to Kallua, which
will benefit a largo number of peoplo
living In Kona traveling towards Kal
lua. This will save two miles In dis
tance and will cut off long grades.
Six thousand dollars Is for a home
stead road above Kallua nnd Is for tho
purpose of opening up Government
property to homestendetn, nnd It Is de
sired by the Superintendent of Public
Works as an Innovation tn tho general
plan of soiling tho Ian 1 and somo time
afterward building ,i lend for the
homesteaders; ho desires In this case
to build the road first.
Roe ds, South Kohala, $18,000. This
Item U for tho purpose of completing
load to Noith Kona, JIJ.OOO, and to
complete contract on Kawnlhac Hoad.
$0,000. Th cltcms wet.) shown to tho
commltteo to ho ncces&ai). Wo there
line lucoiiimiuit that sau.o pas.i as in
tho bill. j
Hoads, North Kohala, $1,000. This
Item tho commltteo iceummcnd being
lnci cased to $J,b00. l'lu amount, ori
ginally, to complete, the mail to Mn
liukonn ficiu Punkca w.m estimated al
$1,000. The Supcrlntemit.nt of Public
Woilcs Informs tho committee Hint the
woik cannot bo completed for less
than $2,000. ,
A further amount waj asked fur te,
complete tho Awinl Hoad. This Is a
road leading to the Homrstcad lots and
should bo completed. Your commltteo
thcrcforo recommend tho Increase. i
1 uads, Hamakiia, ?R',000. Your
commltteo iccommcnd Unit this Item
bo tncicascd tu $37,000 to cover roads
ns follows: Walplo ttoad, $.000, Up
per Hoad to-Walmea, to lompluto $23,
000, Ilranch Road to Oi Itnia ftom Up- '
per Hoad, $6,000. Thcco roadH aro all
ucccssaiy as explained b tho Super
intendent of Public Works, and your
commltteo recommend the appropria
tion pass as amended. I
Hoads, North Hllo, $.10,000. Your
commltteo leccmmcud taut this Item
bo Increased to $10,000. Tills Is shown
to bo necessary to your commltteo In
order to properly complete tho main
road, build two steel hiidgcs and com
plete, tho continct, llouitstcad Hoad
Mauiula and Walkomalu, nnd to ex
tend said road. Your commltteo re
commend Inserting u ii'i wltcm, ns fol
lows: New Uildgo Walluku Itlver,
Your commltteo Insure this Item nt
tho solicitation of tho chairman of tlio
Hoad Hoard, Hllo, and p.-omliicut citi
zens thcie who state the bamo Is very
Hoads. liana. $20,000. This Item
your committee uciim.neml pass t
$10,000. Your cumlmttpj ure assure I
by tho Superintendent of Public Wotks
thut this Is not more than a thlid of
what Is required for tho liana Hoads,
thut tho roads nro In vciy poor condi
tion, but the Minister of tlio Interior
having only supplied tho commltteo
with amounts footing up to $tO.OUO n3
necessary for certain loads In said
district, your coniinltt3 recommend
that tho amount bo tncrcnicd as tho
Minister's original estimate.! require.
Hoads, Makawao, $10.H00, Your com
mltteo recommend this Hem bo Increas
ed to $15,000. Tho Superintendent of
Public Works nnd Minister of the In
terior stato that nt leant $10,000 will
bo required for the Klliol Road lead
ing from tho landing up through tho
district of Kula and connecting with
tho main road through Kula; that
$5,000 will bo required for tho Kula
Homestead Road, making $15,000 In all.
Your commltteo recommends Insert
ing u now Horn ub follows: '
Hoads, Kauai, $5,000. Your commit
' tco iccniuincuil that "Hoads, Kauai,
$.i,000" bo stricken out und that tlio fol
I lowing ho Inserted In its place:
Hoads, Ilniialol, $.,0C0; Hoads, K.i-
. wnlhatl, $1,000, Hoads, Mhtio, $3,000;
HoadH, Koloit, $5,000; Hoads, Walmca,
' $3,000. Thcso Items aro considered no-
ccspary on account of tho recommen
dation of tho Superintendent of 1'uhllc
I Winks and prominent citizens of Ka
iiui, unit indorsed by th.) Minister of tho
Interior. Your commltteo thcrcforo ro-
commend that they paa.i.
Additions to Water Works, Honolu
lu, Knllhl Pumping Plant, $85,000.
Your commltteo recommend that this
item pans ns In tho bill. It la to cover
llulldliigs, $20,000; balunno duo on ma
chinery, $14,000; reset voir nnd pipe,
$10,000, siding nnd track, $3,000; ne
cessary coat of strcnt construction,
Diamond Head Hcscrvclr nnd Water
Pipe, $10,000. Your commltteo lire nd
vlscd that this amount Is necessary to
complcto tho reservoir nt Diamond
Head and nupply tho necessary water
pipe, and thcrcforo recommend tho
item pass ns in tho hill.
Filtration System, Nutianu, $G0,O00.
Your commltteo recommend that this
bo nn. ended to road as follows:
"New Reservoir and Pipe, Nuiinnu
Valley, $150,000." Your commltteo be
lieve It i;i far moro Impottnnt to sup
ply tho town with wator than to biip
ply them a filter where thero Is no wa
ter. Wo therefore tecominend the
Your commltteo recommend tho In
sertion of a now Item as follows:
Now Pumping Plant and Pipe, Horo
tanla Street, $50,000. Your commltteo
aio Informed by tho Superintendent of
Wnter Works that this will be suffi
cient to provldo for nn auxiliary pump
and now 12-Inch well at llcretunla
street of n capacity of .1,000,000 gallons
to a height of say 500 feet, to furnish
water for tho sufferers now residing
on tho slopes of Punchbowl, Mauoa
ami Nuunnu valley and to supply nn
upper zono by connection with tho up
per reservoirs, Nutianu Valley, tho
l mining expenses of which pump need
not bo very great aa It will only bo ro
quired in dry seasons tuich us wo aro
nt present having nnd when It will bo
fully sufficient to keep tho Govern
ment electric lights tunning nnd to
keep a sufficient supply always on hand
for tho residents on tho tippor slopes
of tho city.
Audition to Water Pip 3 System, Ho
nolulu, $50,000. Your f.ommltto recom
mend thnt this item be increased to
$120,000. Tho Superintendent of Wn
ter Woihs has Informed tho commlt
teo that thero will bo icqulrcd for tho
biennial period 50,000 Icct of 8-Inch
pipe, 23,000 feet of C-lnch plpo, C7.500
lbs of lead. And that tho hauling and
tools nnd labor and fuel necessary for
laying this plpo will rcqulro tho wholo
amount of $120,00 asked for. As your
commltteo consider that good water
service Is very csscutlal, wo recom
mend that tho Horn pasj nt $120,000.
Sovonty-flvo Flro Hydrants, Honolu
lu, $3,000. Your commltteo recommend
thnt this Hem bo amended to rend as
follows: "150 Flro Hydrants, Honolu
lu, $0,000." This is considered abso
lutely necessary owing to tho now
pumping plant at Knllhl and the now
hose companies which tho commltteo
have recommended In their report -n
Act 2, and for tho proper protection ot
propcity against loss by lire. Wo there
fore recommend that tho Item pass is
Hllo Wnter Works, 53,000. Your com
mltteo recommend thut tnls Item bo
Increased to $20,000 aa necosslty for
that amount is urged upon tho com
mltteo by Superintendent of Public
Works ns well as by cltlzt-ns of Hilo.
Walohlnu Water Works, $1,000. Your
committee recommend thnt this item
pass as in tho bill ns It Is till that Is
asked for and is considered necessary
Walluku nnd Knhulul Water Works,
$10,000. Tills Item your commltteo
iccummcud bo lncre'isod to $20,000.
Wo find that $10,000 only was asked
for In tho bill as It was bellovcd it
tho tlmo that the .Superintendent
would havu been ablo tu hnvo expended
moio under tho appropriation under
Inst Loan Act. This ho has not been
ablo to accomplish owing to delay- oc
casioned by difficulties of shipment
from San Francisco and from Honolu
lu to Walluku. Your comiulttco aro In
formed that $4,000 muto which has
been unexpended will ho necessary to
complete said water works. Wo thcre
foio recommend tho increase.
Lahalna Water Works. MO.000. Your
commltteo recommend that this Item
be lnci cased to $20,000. as wo huvo buen
Informed by tlio Supeilntendcnt of
Public Works that tho Government has
sent up a civil engineer to estimate
the requirements necessaiy to supply
Water Works for Lnhaiun and that hu
report entails an cxpcndltiue of $20.
000 and the Superintendent of Public
Works believes that tha whole amount
will be necessary. Your commltteo
therefore recommend the increase.
Your commltteo recommend Insert
ing a now Item, ns folbr.vs:
Court House nnd Jail, Nawlliwill,
Kauai. Water Supply, $300. This
amount Is asked fur ns there has been
no water to supply tho Court Housa
nnd Jail and water can now bo easily
obtained from n plpo lino coming direct
from tho mountains.
Flro Proof Vaults, $12 000. Your
commltteo recommend that this Item
pass as In tho bill as necessity Is shown
Various new vaults nro required a
follows: For tho Supreme Court, $3,
000; Survey Ofllco, $4,000; Land Ofllco,
$2,000; Hllo Court Houso ,$1,500; Llhuo
Court House, $1,500.
Subsidy Oahu Railroad, $63,000. This
item your commltteo find it necessary
to mako thrco payments duo tho last
period on tho Kahuku division of tho
Oahu Railroad amounting to $30,800,
and two payments on tho Walanao
division of said railroad amounting to
Your commltteo recommend tho In
tsrtlon of a now Item as follows:
Endowment of Hospital for Incur-
ahlcs, $25,000. Tho necessity for this
item Is so well known as to need no
alnhointlon by your committee.
New Steam Tug for Harbor, with
Complcto Flro Apparatus, $115,00(1
Your commltteo recommend thut UiU
item ho Rtilckiu nut and thero hu In
scrtcd In Its plnro tho Irjiowlng.
"File Apparatus for Strain Tug, $3,
000." Tho Huperliitendr.nt of Public
Works states that $5,UU0 Is sulllclcnt to
supply tho steam tug ulth all tho lire
apparatus necessary, nnd as your com
mltteo havo previously lccommcnded
in their icport on Act 2 they do not
believe thnt tho Government will bo
allowed to conduct a tnwuga business,
and therefore n new steam tug for tlio
hnrhor is unnecessary.
A. V. GEAR,
1). P. H. ISHNIIEnO.
(Signed.) .1. A. KENNEDY,
W. F. ALLEN.
Commltteo on Interior Department. n
Honolulu, April 2, 1900.
Wednesday. April I.
There wero present nt tho Council of
Stato yesterday afternoon President
Dole, Ministers Mott-Smilh, Young nnd
Damon; Councillors Robertson, (Ion
salves, Ka-ne, Allen, Una, Iscnberg,
Kaulukon, Jones, Gear, Nott, Uolto nnd
The President, In answer to Mr. Iscn
berg, snld a request had been sent to
Washington for nuthoi ity for tho Court
of Claims to consider usr.es outside of
Chinatown nnd Including thoso from
fumigation. Replying to Mr. Genr, ho
did not think claims of' leaseholders
would conio beforo the C ourt. Answer
lug Mr. Kn-nc, ho said tlio present au
thority was but to appropriate money
for organization. And, o n question
by Mr. Genr, ho stated that if tho
Council of Stato was In cxlutenco when
uwuids were made, It would havo pow
er to appropriate mot.ey for paying
them, also that tho Council would cense
to exist when tho Republic of Hawaii
Mr. Young was given :nrther tlmo for
reporting on tho Prcndergnst claim,
Tho committee em tne bill appro
priating money fur tho Hoard of
Health repoitcd progress. .
Mr. Damon stated that so far 7001
lax receipts had been collected, as
ngnlust 7883 this time Inst year, show
ing hut 218 behindhand comparatively.
TIiIb was in reforenco to tho petition of
Japanese for remission of tnxes.
Ace No. 2, with Interior Items pass
ed as follows:
Landings nnd buoys, Hawaii, $3000.
Huoys, Hllo harbor, $1200.
Landings nnd buoys. Maul, $500.
Landings nnd buoys, Honolulu, $11,
000. Llghthoiiho supplies, $1,000.
Steam tug, $5,000.
Jtuniilng expenses now steam tug,
$15,000, commltteo recommending Item ,
bo stricken out.
Mr. Damon gnvo n statement of ro-
turns irom eiiiicrent sources or revenue,
nnd expressed tho opinion that tho
United States would not pursue a poli
cy of confiscation In Hawaii. This
Item of towage might hctm small, yet,
after deducting the heavy expenses,
thero was n surplus cf $13,000 to the
credit of tho llttlo tugboat which would
bo slightly i educed by unpnld bills.
Ho did not expect tho United States
would furnish n gunboat for local ser
vice, and the new tiifhont now pro
posed would bo of nsslstnnco both to
tho pollco and flro protection services.
Alluding to tho question of protection
from fire, ho thought It would be bet
ter to get water first and lot engines
come later. Tho Minister of Flnnncn
argued strongly the advantages of hav
ing a steamer for local government ser
vices. Not only would the tugboat bo
valuablo In that way, hut n sourco of
I avenue. In nnswer to Mr. Isenber,;
ho snld ho had not tho remotest Idea
whero tho theory enmo irom, thnt un
der American law towing must ho done
by private enterprise.
Mr. Achl considered It Bafo to pro
ceed on tho theory that tho present
Congress would not pass tho territor
ial hill. Politics was nu uncertain
problem lu tho United States.
Mr. Gear bellovcd. If tho government
tug could bo used for towing purposes.
It was very desirable to have it. It
would servo for tho purposes of tho
Hoard of Health In addition to other
services mentioned, rhcio wns nn
othcr Item of $3,000 proposed for fitting
tho tug with flro apparatus. Ho advo
cated passing tho Item nnd let Its ex
penditure depend on whether tho Gov
ernment could do towing.
Mr. Kennedy suggested thut tho law
authorities should bo asked nbuut the
Mr. Young urgucil that tho Item
should bo passed, on tho understand
ing that tho money should only lw
spent If circumstances dictated It.
Several motions wero made for dis
posal of tho Item.
Mr. Robertson supported tho motion
to pass tho Item.
Mr. Kuno saw no necessity of wait
ing, since tho Interior committee had
referred tho matter to thU Council.
Mr. Jones thought It highly Import
nut to havo tho opinion of tho Attorncj
Mr. Gear's motion to so icfer the
Item can led.
Unpaid tilts roads nnd bridges
South Konn, $427.90, commltteo rccom
mending $450.71 on account of latoi
Unpaid bills: Reach load Kallua t
Keauhou, $229; roads nnd bridges
North Hllo, $3031.00; Kanuhuhu home
fatoail road, Hamakiia, S3; regradlnp
main road and roads to landing, Ha
makua, $298.91; roads nnd bridges, Pit
Commltteo recommended new Item
ronds and bridges, North Kohala
Hamakiia: Kaauhuhu homestead
road, to complcto contracts, $1500; rc
gradlng main road, nnd roads to land
lngs, to complcto contracts, $9,000; to
complcto main road nud road to land
ings, $3,000, committee's recommen
dation of $5,000 cnrrlcd; to complete
Ahualoa homestead roud, $2,000; tn
complcto Kalopa homestead road, $2,-
000,' to complcto Pnnulto homestead
road, $3,000; to complcto KaaU home
stead rond, $2,000,
North Hllo: main road lliinohlin
Hilo: Kupakuca rond, to complete
unttnet, $2,U00; Pllhouim rond, to com
itcto continct, $1,100; cuiblng and par
lig Hllo sidewalks, $1209.
Putin: thrco road rollers, horse,
11500, commltteo recoiiim-ndlng $1000
for one Btcnm roller.
Knu: road to Ninoln homesteads, to
'omplcto contract, 1709.
South Kona: widening and repair
ing rond between Knnlio nnd Allku, to
:ompIcto contract, $1200; to complcto
widening nnd repairing lond between
Knoho nnd Allkn, $2000.
North Kona: to complete main road,
2000; committee recommending $1000
as necessary which rrrrlcd.
North Kohala: to complcto road
from Hoiiokaiic-lki to homestead nt
Awlnl, $1500. .
Roads nnd bridges, Maul. Maknwao:
Makcna rond, $2000. Ilium: to con
tinue surveys nnd road work, nil roads
not In loan schedule, $7000. Lahalna: .
to complcto rond, Hoiioltii to Knha
kuloa, $3000. Walluku: purchase of
steam road roller, $10M.
Mr. Achl hero reverted to tho Island
of Hawaii, moving to Insert f 1000 for
n steam road roller for North nnd
South Konn. Mr. Isonbarg pteonded
this, whllo Mr. HobiU'tMin remnrked,
"It will slide down tho hill Into tho
Roads and bridges Molokal. Rond
from Pukoo to Halawa unpaid bills,
$137.C8. Commltteo recommend to
strlko out a general Hem of $110 for
unpnld bills. Carried. Road to Hala
wa, $1000, commltteo recommending
$1500 which carried.
Hoads and Ilrldgcs, Oahu. Unpaid
bills Nuunnu rond to Pall, $6565.18,
Honolulu, $300,000, tho commltteo re
Mr. Young opposed tho Incrcaso and
In nnswer to Mr. Achl's question if
most of tho money wa3 not for tho cast
sldo of Nuunnu stream, went Into par
ticulars to show that no discrimina
tion was Intended ugninsl any section
of tho city.
Mr. Achl was not satlnfied with the
explanation nnd moved tho Item pass
as recommended by the commltteo.
"Fix thnt Knllhl road, it's hotter than
to fix Young street." (Lnughtcr.)He
did not believe the Government intend
ed doing anything west of tho Btream.
Money was appropriated by tho last
Legislature for tho west eldo hut noth
ing was done.
Mr. Jones did not think it was wlso
to spend 40 per cent of tho cntlro im
propriation on tho west sido as Mr.
Achl wanted. Ho noticed sldo streets
on tho west Bldo In lino condition, and
did not seo whero tho money could bo
put. The Minister snld $.106,000 was
Mr. Kennedy called attention lo tho
'Minister's statement that It would tako
37,000 for a street, whllo tho estimate
thercfor was put down to $10,000. What
was the uso of voting less than a third
of tho amount needed to mako u otrect
good. Tho totnl ot tho Minister') esti
mate was $900,000 nnd It would not
bo fnr wiong to strlko th cmcdlum of
$527,023 recommended by the commit
tee. Mr. Damon stated that tho remain
ing unsold bonds amounted to hut
$800,000 und no more could bo issued.
Answering n question by Mr. Gear, the
Minister gavo somo estimates of prob
ablo revenue. Leaving out customs re
ceipts ho CKtimntcd that tho internal
revenues would npproxlmato $3,093,000.
Unissued bonds amounted to $79,000.
Ho counted nn $191,000 from sixty days
moro of customs receipts. Tho Hoard
of Health had eaten Into his plans, but
the general public had got tho money.
Thus far tho expenditure on account of
plague suppression was $700,000 exclus
ive ot tho crematory cobt. Now tho
March bills wero coming In, which
would probably eat up another $100,000.
Tho running expenses of tho Hoard,
outside of regulnr appropriations, was
now $1,000 a day.
Mr. Gear said ho found tho Increase
of government revenue In 1S97-98 over
tho previous period was 75 per cent,
nnd tho Increase in tho last period 125
per cent over 1897-98, and on tho aamc
basis, Including customs receipts, the
revenue two years honco might bo
estimated nt cloven or twelvo million
dollars. Ho had not tho figures with
him, hut calculated that tho Increaso
in taxable property alouo would vory
nearly double within the next yenr.
Ho know of many cases where proper
ty has Increased from 100 to 1000 per
cent In value the past year. If tlvi
Nlcnraguan canal was inaugurated, as
seemed probable, there would certainly
bo n great Increaso of valuo bore. Al
ready, tho lust week, o:i tho strength of
fnvornblo reports of tho cannl an In
creased valuo of propaily had been
noted. It was not tho proper basis, in
lgurlng on tho Income for tho coming
wo years, to go on the increaso of tho
mst. Ho was not over optimistic nnd
hey must net to a certain extent on
ho past. If thoMnoney whb not forth
'omlng of course It could not ho used,
lo submitted that good roads had moro
endency to Increnso values of prop
ity than almost'niiythlng clso. Every
lollnr put Into good roads would como
jack In n year In taxes.
Mr. Damon remarked that thero wero
wo facts to bo considered. Ho had
intlceil in his banking business that
ho country had been passing tho last
'ow months through n very critical
itnte. Money had been lu great de
nnnd. Thero hnd been n great deal of
peculation bordering on what Aincrl--ans
call a boom. It was a rich conn
ry, tho peoplo wero well off, thero wore
very fow poor peoplo. Peoplo had
noney In savings banks end In bonds,
nd loans wero being gradually met.
What with tho resources of tho people
ind the patlenco ot bankers wo were
n a better basis than wo wero a year
'go. Yet wo aro not prepared to go
head as fast as last year because tho
eoplo aro moro cautious, on account of
tnvlng been In n tight pinch. It Is
rue there has been no panic, nlthough
In many cities of tho States like cjr-