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HONOLULU. TMKKITOKY OF HAWAII. TIUJH8DAY. DKOBMHMR IT. 1M)
Putin 6 Okhth
Thinks Board of Health
is Exceeding Its
CHARTERED RIGHTS 0AHU
Is Hold3 Land Exclusively for Burial
Purposes and Claim3 the Right to
Sell UnoMupied Lots Bit
yPDnVla'Dayton, who wns a president
of tlie'lioard of Hcalth'bynsclf, beliefs
that the Hoard has got? tint of Its legal
depth In- the application of Its latest
cemetery regulation. Its action, he re
gards 'rfs prohibitive of vested' rights
where tlio law hut gives If regulative
powers over (He "extrefse of thi'C
rights. Section 872 oJ-fJio Compiled
Laws, relating to the'frixtfoVof Health,
reads: j s i
"Said Hoard shall also make all regu
lations which It maxildgo necessary,
(or the Interment of the' dead, and re
flecting cemeteries uud burying
Mr. Dayton says: "The order of tho
Hoard prohibiting tho Oahu Cemetery
'Association from selling its unsold loti
amounts to the nullifying of a charter
itranted by a superior body. It has the
power of dictating the depth of graves
or ot preventing burials In cases where
such can bo proved detrimental to the
public health, but I deny that It has
the power to prevent the sale of unoc
cupied lots for burial purposes In a
chartered cemetery.." .
Mr. Dayton snowed a reporter, the
'records of the Okhu Cemetery Associa
tion. The original prospectus In tho
1 beginning ot the book Is dated August
'TlO. 1SU. It was nearly nTteen eas
iJater that the Association was charte,--'cd.
but in the meantime It conducted
' the Nuuanu cemetery,
Asher B. Hates filed the application
on June 13. 1S59. and D. L. aregg. Min
ister ot the Interior, Issued the charter
under the provisions of the general In
corporation act st 1856 and by author
Ity of a resolution of tho King In Privy
, Council passed on June 16. The char-
ter members Include the names of tho
leading jurists, statesmen, merchants
and clergymen of that day. and the
children of several of them have ben
equally prominent In Honolulu since.
They were: B. F. Snow, n. C. Wyllle,
, S. C. Damon. G. P. Juridj Henry Mo'.)-
- Inson, A. J. Cartwrlght. J. T. Water
house. William Ladd, C. Brewer 2d,
John Paty, J. I. Dowsett. James Roh-
" Inson, John Domlnls. Lorrln Andrews,
John .Meek, W. H. Johnson, J, I. Km
me Wo, Beckley, Joseph v Boot'.i,
. Thomas Cummins, C. W. Vincent. Hen
ry Sea, C, H. Nicholson, Jules Dudolt.
George Wood. Lowell Smith, R. O. Da
vis. Theo. Metcalf, John II, Asher B.
, Bates, C, C. Harris, Ji Mott Smith,
Hugh Mclntyre, C, H, Lowers, A. P.
Everett, Thomas Spencer. Francis
Spencer, Archibald Cleghorn (tho pres
ent president of the Association), Cleo,
Clark, their associates and successors.
It is provided that seven trustees
, should be elected to have succession by
tho Association's corporate name per
petually. They might take not ex
ceeding 200 acres of land to bo held
and occupied exclusively as a cemetery
for the burial of the dead. Mr, Dayton
quoted this provision to (ho Board of
Health. In support ot his contention
that so much of the cemtery as had not
UE OFFER FOR SALE
corner of Lunalllo and Pilkol
Streets, 8 room house, elec
tric lighted. 2)6 feet of
Also the adjoining 6 room
house, with lot 41x200.
McClellan, Pond & Co.
Tel. Main 69. Judd Building.
been occupied ought to bo allowed 1.1
he sold for burial purposes. It con id
never b used for any other purpost.
The charter allows the Association tu
deal In real rotate otherwise, but all
the profits from such dealing must bo
applied to Improving the cemetcty
property and Incidental expenses.
Another provision is that after one
Interment has taken place tn a lot, tint
lot shall forover lie Inalienable to lla
owner and descend to hts heirs forever.
This Mr. Dayton holds gives a vestil
right In lots to the owners thereof,
which ran only bo Interfered with b'
the Board of Health upon posltlvo nnd
proablc grounds of danger to the pub
lic health, A general theory of tho un-
desirableness of cemeteries near living
places Is nut sufficient, In his opinion,
tn empower tho Board of Health to nul
lify tho privilege of an nnrlent char
ter. The Nuuanu cemetery, as he In
formed the Hoard, Is the only one held
under a government charter.
Part of the cemetery Is held by tho
Association under a royal patent grants
ed by Kamehameha IV., for the con
sideration of oiio dollar, on June 21.
18C0.. It Is countersigned by Kaalm
manu, the princess premier. This
Brant Is located at Kawananakoj, Nu
Mr. Dayton complains that his preli
minary remarks to the Board ore" not
rorrcctly reported In the Advertiser. He
did not say that In the olden times
the coffins were' used over nnd over
again. When he said that six bodies,
wcro taken from one house, he wishes
to explain, what he should have said
was premises. The natleswere not
opposedto putting nn end tovtho ob
jectionable practices, after the'provld
Ing of proper cemetery accommodation,
and aided rather than obstructed the
police in removing tho bodies. .
Battle Torn Flag
From Negros Island
11. M. Dow, chief clerk In the office of
the High Sheriff, has Just received
from the Philippines, a package con
taining an American flag that has un
doubtedly seen a great deal of servi'o
and that bears every appearance of
having been hit by bullets and torn la
scrimmages. The present Is from Ser
geant K. D. Lewis of Co. D, 6th U. fi.
Infantry, stationed on Negros Islam).
This soldier was one of the men who
was so 111 in Honolulu when the Unltel
States first began to send out h;r
trops to the Philippines by way of Ho
nolulu. He went to the convalescent
hospital on tho slopes ot Punchbowl as
soon as It was possible for him to be
removed there and It was at this place
that he became a fast friend of Mr.
! Dow, who so kindly volunteered to give
his land for ns long d period as possi
ble tor the nursing back to health uf
Uncle Sams sordters .
Mr. Dow Is very much disappointed
In the fact that the letter which accom
panied the flag"was only the very last
part, which wished him well and said
good-bye. Through some error, Ser
geant Lewis had failed to enclose that
part giving the history of the flap.' Mr.
Dow Is expecting to hear from Mr.
Lewis very soon as there Is no 'doubt
he discovered the mistake soon after
sending the package.
THE SAD NEWS CONFIRMED
Yesterday It seemed doubtful If tho
report, of Arclhbald C. Steele's death
was true. By the written tidings be
low this fond hope Is dispelled. This
mornlqg Davjd Haughs, the' govern
ment forester, and a Bulletin reporter,
both of whom had long been Intlma'o
friends of Mr. Steele, were discussing
the 'report In front ot the postofflce.
Mr. Haughs had Just come Into town
and henrd.dto. rt port, but he drew tbti
following letter from his locked box:
"KalliTi. Dei. 24. 1900.
"Friend Davie: I have Just hea'd
from Hllo that Archie Steele had dl-I,
I belle vp last night, some sort of .1
fever. I got no particulars, and Just
have tlmo to drop a few lines to lt
you know. Hard lines on the girl, Isn't
It? Poor Archie. I tell you It gave me
a shock when I heard it, could haardly
believe It, but the man. who telephoned
me said it was a God Almlght's truth.
"M. B. MACFARLANE."
Manila Liquor Laws.
Manila, Dec, 16. The liquor license
law has passed tho Taft Commission
but the Commission Is radically divid
ed on Its most distinctive features,
namely, tho banishment ot the saloons
from the Escolta and several other
crowded streets and plazas. Comm'i
sloncr Wright offered an amendment
leaving tho way for the removal of
sallons In the district In question to
the Provost Marshal. The amendment
received only tho votes of Commis
sioners Wright and Ido.
Special attention Is called to tho dis
play of toys and Xmas goods at L. B,
Kerr & Co.'s. A full lino Is In stock
and of the very finest,
Several Cuts About the
Head and on
POLICE BELIEVE MURDER
WAS SURELY INTENDED
Act Was Result of Jealousy Strug
gle in Room at foilei -Man
Hack. ' J
A Jealous, Japanese pimp carrying n
newly boughtj"IfCI.".one-bladed knife
with an 'edge Hko"a'rnzor, stole silently,
Into the room of.Hada one ot the regis-'
tcral .women nt tho corral In Iwllel at
about 8o'clocKJtlils morning nnrlijut
up the poor woman bo badly that., tor n
time. It was thought she was In grcit
danger of dying The story of the irat
tardly deed was toll r Bulletin repnr
ter by High Sheriff Brown ohortly nfter
ho returned frflni the placo where tho
tragedy was onacted,
It appears thalUho murderous Japan
ese, Kaga by'uamo, had been living
with the woman up to two weeks ngo.
At that time, there was a quarrel unt
the woman told the Japanese It was her
Intention to live alone. Sho wanf-d
him to get out of her house. After a
very stormy time, the Japanese ltd
leave and Toma thought she had seen
the last of him.
At the hour this morning mentioned
above, Kaga approached the room In
which he knew Toma to be sleeplni.
Without any warning whatever, ho
pushed In the door and, rushing di
rectly to. the bed from which the wo
man hadhalf rUcn tn her frlghL he
proceeded to hack away-at her fa:e.
Toma was plucky and she struggled
for her life, but the Japanese was 'oo
strong tor her and before sho could
free herself enough to call for help,
she had been cut across the head, faro
All the while, the plucky little wo
man kept working her way toward tho
door. The Japanese saw that her In
tention was to get to a place where sho
could summon help and so he made a
rush tor the open.. A Chinese hack wvs
standing outside, evidently awaiting
him. Into this he Jumped and was
whirled away In tho direction of town.
Toma had followed after her as
sailant and had. all but caught up with
him when ho Jumped into the errla?.
She could do nothing more herself but
she called lustily for help and tho men
and women of the place were soon on
the scene. A Japanese physician. Dr
Hatda. was summoned and a Ultlejiflrr
his appearance High Sheriff "Brown
nnd Dr. Emerson nrrlved. After tele
phoning for the Japanese physician, a
message had been sent to the police
The wonnds of the poor woman
were dressed and sho was removed to
ths Japanese hospital. It was found
that she had been cut across the heud
several times. The worst wound of nil
Is across her temple although there are
several very bad ones on various, parts
of tho face. Ugly wounds were found
on both arms. It Is supposed that
these wero done while the strugglo wa
going on between the man and womiu
In the room. Although the wounds arc
very deep, there Is fortunately no dan
ger that the woman will die, although
she will bo scarred for life.
There. Is no question In tho minds of
tho police authorities that Kaga meant
to kill tho woman. The wholo thing
had been premeditated. The knife used
was wrapped around at tho hilt with a
.small pleco of rope to keep frum cutting
tho hand. In tho operations that had
been planned. Kaga had not been
found up to 12 o'clock but tho police
authorities are sura they will cnt-h
him during the day. He Is well known
In tho corral nnd the men and women
there are giving the police all the help
they can In tho matter of locating tho
fellow. Pollco officers have been sent
out In every direction.
Up to '2 o'clock, tho assailant of To
ma had not been caught by the police.
It Is believed that hts friends nro hid
Out After a Job
William II, Crawford, ono of the
ablest Chinese Interpreters In the coun
try, Is out for tbo position of Chinese
Interpreter of tho Registration olIUc,
Tho following petition Is now being
circulated by his friends:
"We, tho iindej signed, take pleasure
In recommending Mr. Wm. II. Crawfoid
at an honest, reliable and rotftpsUnt
Chinese Interpret II speaks, reads
and writes the Kngllsh, Hawaiian anl
Chlmtt languages with fluency, mm
This petition Is signed by the fol
lowing: Cecil Brown, J, 0, Carter, J.
T, Dp Boll, J. L. Knulukott, James K.
Knnlla, 1. M. Brooks, W. 0. Achl,
Jonah Kumalae, J, I. Makalnal. H. V.
Chtlllngworth. J, II. Boyd, IMmund
Norrle, V, J. Testn, II. Tl. Hitchcock,
Geo. W. 8mlth, I.yle A. Dickey, Wray
Taylor, V.. It. Hendry, Knoch Johnson,
Andrew Cox, I.orrln Andrews. 1 II,
Burnctte, L. II. Dee, A, A. Wilder. I
Ahlo. J. A, Oilman, 0. II. Wilson, 1
M, I.ong. V. 8. Dodge. H. Lose. II. N
Boyd, T, McCants Slew-art. A. R
llumphrejs nnd A. L, C. Atkinson. Hu
sides this, Mr. Crnwford has letteis
from High Sheriff Brown. Deputy Sher
iff Chllllngworth. Jinlec Wilcox. A. 3.
Hartwell and Deputy Attorney Grnc'il
Cnthcart, recommending him for tho
Mr. Crawford Is acting Intel prefer In
tho Police Court In tho nhsenco oftho
regular Interpreter, Mr. LI Cheung. H-
also holds the position of Chinese Inter
preter .In the United States District
Court. . ' -'
OF FULLY $500,060
divided Among Widow and Children
of Over $400,000 Shared
Equally by Heirs.
The late James A. Hopper left a will
bequeathing about halt a million dol
lars' worth of property. It was exe
cuted May I, 1885, In presence of J, 11
Atherton. C. M. Cooke and W. It. Cat
tle. Mrs. L'llen L. Hopper Is executrix
and W. L. Hopper nnd K. Wells Pete--
son executors. Mrs. Hopper, widow
Is left the homestead, furniture, horse
a codicil of Nov. 8, 1892, substitutes
California securities for the cash. Wm.
L. Hopper, son, gets the property op
posite the homestead wheru he Inte'y
resided. All tho rest and residue Is
divided In five equal shares between
the widow and four children. The pe
tition for probate puts the value if
real estate nt $11,000 and of personal
ty at $137,000. Judge Humphreys his
appointed W. L. Hopper temporary ad
ministration under $100,001) bonds.
THREE FINAL DECISIONS
The Supreme Court rendered thrre
unanimous decisions today,
Manuel Nune 8 Calaca s. Antone
Marks Caldclra Is a right of way caw
from Maul. The dcclblon of Judge
Kalua against plaintiff Is upheld, al
though the Judgot)gavo wrong reasons
for It. A commissioner caunot grant a
way, the Court decldos, over another's
property merely because he thinks
tho party desiring It ought to have It.
Hon? & Coke for plaintiff; Johnson
nnd Richardson for defendant.
II. Hackfeld & Co. vs. J. B. Wilson,
suit for $267.93 on account goods sold
to a Japanese merchant on defendant's
promise. Judgment for plaltnlff la
both loner cotits at Hllo affirmed.
Smith & Parsons tor plaintiff; Crclgh
ton and Wise for defendant.
An appeal against the decree ot tho
Circuit Jude at Honolulu, that the
adopted child ot Mr, and Mrs. F. J.
Wllhelm could not Inherit from tho lat
ter, who bad died, because the adon
tlon articles did not make the child
an heir, was dismissed, II, L. Matx
guardian at law, for the child; Weaver
for tho appellee.
Over IOO Lout.
Berlin, Dec. 17. An official dispatch
received from Malaga here this morn
ing accounts for 314 survivors out ot
tho 450 persons who were on board tho
derman training frlgato Onclsenri,
which foundered at the entrance to tho
port of Malaga yesterday, whllo i'io
was taking retugo from tho terrible,
storm prevailing at the time.
SURVEY OF THE TWILIGHT
Judge Esteo this morning Issued n
precept directed to Captains Clark,
Haglund and Rlnsch appointing them
survejora for tho purpose of holding n
survey as to tho seaworthiness of tho
American schooner Twilight which nr
rhed In port a tow days ago from
Washington Island In the Fanning
group In a very leaky condition. The
order was Issued by Judgo Hstoo on
behalf of the seamon. Her cargo con
sists ot copra valued at over $8,000.
A dainty pleco of lacqucrwnro or
some odd-loklug Japaueso curio won 1 1
make an excellent Christmas present
For sale by Iwakaml, Hotel street.
And Settles a Number
SUCH AS RAPID TRANSIT
LINE, SUNDAY CONCERTS
Instalment of Storm Sewer and
the Like Mr. Ballentyne
Was Present at
Tin- Goernor'8 Council met tills
forenoon undiitlrtcussed several inuttf in
ot Importance such ns the widening of
lintel streit, the putting In of n sto:m
sewer nt Jbo lornn- of Alakea nnd Hn
leknuwltn stieets, tho Hue of the ltnnld
Transit Co. un King stteet and the
The first matter of huslncts Intro
lured was the reading by Attornev
General Dole of a communication from
J. I'. Cnlburn of the Orphcum Com
pany In whlih he asked If the rom
pany 'would be allowed to charge ad
mission for sacred concerts on Sunday
Mr. Dole gave hts opinion to tin
meeting to the effect that the law In
the matter was In such shape that ho
could not give his approval of the
course proposed by the Orpheum Com
pany. According to the law, the
charging of admission would really
make the Sunday concert a public
amusement. The Orphcum Company
could go ahead and give concerts on
Sundays provided they made out nt
them, a private amusement to whl A
people could go If Invited. This ol
course leaves tho mntter In such shapi
that. If the Orpheum Company cares ira
go further, they will have-to- appeal
to the courts for an opinion.
Mr. McCandless spoke ot the widen
ing of Hotel street from the Kllie
building to Alakea street. The line
as originally proposed would cut off
the cupola of tho library building. .
motion was made and carried that the
line be changed to run from the Klllo
building to the boundary ot the cupola
so that this port of the building wouU
not have to be cut off..
Mr. McCandless brought up tho mat
ter of tho storm sewer at tho corner nt
Alakea and Hafekauwlla streets In re-
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gard to which "thVtlawallan lilectnc
Company made a proposition nut long
ago. It had been learned slnto tint
tlmo that a 27-Inch sewer ns proposed
by tho I'.lectrlc Company, would not be
sufficient to carry oft the water tint
collects at tho place.
Another proposition wns presented
at the meeting. Tho Electric Company
proposed to pay the government tho
money that It would tako to Install n
27-Inch sower, allowing the govern
ment tho privilege ot putting In ib
largo a sewer as they might deem n)
cessary. TMh plan was approved.
C. O. Ballentyne of tho Rapid Trans
It Co. was present at the meeting tor
tho purpose ot reporting on tbo matter
of tho line ot the company In the l-
clnlty of Aala park. This question w .s
fully discussed and It was finally .1
elded that for the purpose of laying
tho proposed track. King street ou;
side of Aala park, bo widened, Tbo
minutes of tho last meeting we're recoil
sldered and a new motion In regard tn
the matter was put nnd carried bo tint
the entire plan of the Rapid Transit
Company as presented at that tlmn,
was npproved of. It will be remember
ed that at tho last meeting, everything
in tho proposed lino of the company
from Lllllm street to Alnpal was ap
proved, tho only exception being the
crossing of the Nuuanu stream. x
Mr, McCandless rend a communica
tion from Theodore Tllchards In whljlt
ho mentioned the sower that It wh
proposed should bo put In at Relief
Camp No, 2 In order to make (ho place
sanitary. It was his Intention to car.'y
on the camp In rase he wcro to suc
ceed in tho matter of having tho sewer
put In. As It was, there was only $300
left In the treasury of tho camp anl
this amount was Inadequate for tho
building ot the necessary sower. Mr,
Richards asked If tho government
would consent to a payment of tho re
mainder of the cost ot the sower out
of the proceeds from the salo of tho
buildings. Tho meeting decided thtt
tho government could not expenl
money for this purpose,
Mr, McCandless read an agreement
between himself and the O. R. & L. Co.
In regard to tho partition of the proper
ty nt tho wBt side of tho harbor. It
Lwas discovered by the meeting that
tho papers had not been drawn correct
ly so they weru referred back nnd wl'l
ho reported on at tho next meeting in
plnre of two papers one n straight
died of exchange nnd tho other articles
of agreement there was but one papn.
Including both these maters. Uefnro
the exchange Is made, the approval ot
Prrsldrnt McKlnley will hue to be
Home Rule Charter
The first meeting of the charter com
mittee of the Independent Home Itulo
Committee of Thirty was held In fos
ter Hall last evening. There was i
full attendance and th object for
which the meeting wun-i-allod, was ac
complished. The imetltiz was called to
ordci by It. N, Boyd who acted as temporal)-
A nominating committee consisting
of tile following, was appointed: Jji.
0 Quint, .lames K Kaulm, I'. J. Testa,
Morris K Kelhiilmlolc and Charles
Booth. 'I ho following names were
brought In nnd pro'cnlril' to the torn-mlttec-
I'. J. Testa for president. C. J.
McCarthy for lce president nnd IM
mund II. Ilnrt for sceretar . Mr TimI.i
nan elected president but It. N. Hoy I
wns chosen tor vice picsldcnt und Sol
omon Mehueln for secretary.
The election of iiIIIcck- lialug bc-u
completed, the following committee tin
Hcope ot work was appointed A. I. C
Atkinson. Allan Herbert. W. I'. Irliu
Morris Keohuknlole. 10. C. Howe., P ml
Isonherg and It. N. Bojd. Tho meet
ing adjourned to the rail of the ihalr
It Is understood that there will be an
other meeting before the close of th-
present week. At that time, the sub
committees will be appointed nnd work
will begin in earnest.
One Man Power
Is Not Favored
'I was directed bytho Son of Heaven
and have eighty per cent of the olce In
This was the statement made by the
Chinese Consul at a meeting of tho Chi
nese United Society In response to tho
request that he rise when addresstng
the chair.. The occasion uan the flirt
meeting held to consider the disposi
tion ot the funds of the Chinese Relief
Tho controlling membership of this
association Is ot the Reform clement.
They have promulgated bylaws .n
modern lines that give one man a voice
and a vote nnd recognize none superior
to the presiding officer. The Consul
representing old Chinese rule didn't
see It that way. On remarking that he
had eighty per cent power, he was
told that he had such power In his ro i-
sulate but not In n meeting of Chlneto
citizens. He was told It he wanted to
talk he could rise and address the chair
properly. This held good for tho first
meeting and a second. At the third
meeting the Reformers thought no
harm would bo done by letting him
have his own wny so he was allowed to
talk without rising to address tho
Members of the Chinese colony sav
there Is a general misunderstanding
about tho disposition ot the funds of
tho Relief Association. The Cons il
wants the funds to remain as al pr'ft
cnt. Ills opponents want the money
turned over to tho Hospital. Many of
tho Chinese deny that there has hen
any thought ot using this money to
send men to Washington to fight the
citizenship matter. ,
SKELETON IN A CAVE.
Some laborers at work In Kallhl near
Frank Harvey's home, came In from
that placo yesterday afternoon and re
ported at police headquarters the find
ing a cave whllo conducting blasting
operations. In this ravo was a coffin,
ono of the ends of which had been do
stroed and from this end was protrud
ing n skull of a skeleton. No doubt tho
burial had taken placo many years ago.
As there seemed to be nothing ms
tertous about tho matter no Investiga
tion was deemed necessary, ,
QUHEN'8 8II0RTE8T SPEECH.
London, Dec. IB. Parliament via
dismissed until the middle of Februaiy
with the reading of thi shortest ot
Queen's speeches. It was as follows:
t"My Lords and Ocntlemen; I thank
you for the liberal provision you have
made for tho expenses Incurred by thj
operations of my armies in South Af
rica and China."
In tho House of Commons tho re
marks of John Bryn-Roberts, Liberal
were particularly stinging. He declared
that tho British treatment of the wo
men of South Africa was an outrago
on civilization An'r that It was blas
phemy to hold Christian services in
St. Paui In connection with the re
turn of Lord Roberts whllo there wero
such proceedings In South Africa,
Captain Wm, Smith of the bark Mau
n a Ala and Wm, B, Lyrctt wero nudo
citizens by Judgo Esteo today.
TUB WATERMAN IDEAL FOUN
TAIN PEN. All sizes, all Bhapos. H
il SMI ,
Depends on Landholders'
JOHN e. bush "
' y proposes APLAN
Will be One to Leave Claims for Ap
propriation by the Legisla
ture Up to the
There Is scnrcely n truce to tho agi
tation for tfie extension uf Fotystrect
to tho Pauoa rond. Some persons who
realize that there Is no Improvement
proposed in the Honolulu street system
which would work a great convenience
and benefit for n greater number f
people are not allowing the smallejt
opportunity of keeping the question
nllvo to escape.
One of these gentlemen ran across
John H. Bush, one of the property own
ers affected, and n Bulletin man at tuo
postofflce this morning. He deemed
this a chance not to be missed, and
with a sweep of his hands almatt
brought their heads Into collision. Ho ,
tackled the newspaper man to get 110
matter ventilated anew, and the prop
erty holder to beguile htm Into belmr.
nice with the willing but embarrassed
The situation was that the claims uf
property holders who maintained thtt
damages Instead of betterments should
come to them amounted to $20,000. tlut
tho government had no funds to par
that sum of damages and that the s"", 'Tj!
gested tho advancing of the money byvf
such proicrty owners as would receive fV ,
immediate benefit from the extension,
awaiting and trusting the Legislature)
to reimburse them.
Mr. Bush reiterated his formerly ox
pressed fiplnlon thai the claims of own
ers along this extension wero conspi
cuously moderate In comparison with
the $15,000 paid to owners on thi Ml
lllanl street extension. The compara
tive nrea of land needed, as well as tho
manner In which tho takings would af
fect Individual owners, made the Fort
street $20,000 much tho more favorable
bargain for tho Government.
Being asked by the agitator of th'j
Improvement ns to what would satisfy
him, Mr. Bush said an equal exchange
of land would be ns readily accepted !
him as money. Further, If the other
claimants of damages could all bo
brought to his frame of mind, Mr. Mc
Candless need not bother himself about
an advance of money. He would !e .
willing to waive present satisfaction
and await the appropriation of money
for the requisite damages by Cie
Legislature, and sign an engagement
to that effect on condition that tbo
work ot extension proceed Immediate
ly. The agltntor considered this a moit
Importnnt concession", which when
made public would have n potent In
fluence with the other property holders..
A completo new stock ot shoes has
been received at U B. Kerr ft Co.'S
shoe store, corner Fort and Hotel
streets nnd will be sold at the merest
shaving of profits.
We have Enough Tits In stock to
suply all the
Ladies ef H010I1I1.
Kid and Patent Leather, and of '
the LATEST EASTERN FASH-.
IONS. They are. without the
least bit of exageratlon, the most,
Stylish Line of SLIPPERS ever",
placed on Sale In Honolulu.
They are on exhibition In out
Prices Range From i
$1.60 to C7.SO.
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