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Hvkninji hui..i:tis', Honolulu, t ii. niuiAV. nm i mi.
II a wallan Practice
Kadosh Regular- -5 p. m.
All visiting members of Hit
order are cordially invited to at
tend meetings of local lodge.
iSARMONY LODGE, No. I, I, O. O. F.
Meets every Monday evening at 7:110
In I. 0. O. K. Hall. Kort street,
K n HIINDUY, Secretary.
I 0 SIMPSON, N 0
All visiting bro'.tieri very cordially
MYSTIC LODGE, No. 2, K. ef P.
Meeti every Tuesday evening at
t:30 oVlork In K. of 1-. Hall. Kliir
street. Vlalllnr brother cordially In
vited to attend.
A. 8 WKBItKIt, tvc.
- 1. YVALDItON, K It. s.
! AHU LODQE, No. 1, K. ef P.
Meeta every Friday evenlcs; at
K. I. Hall, King street,, at 7:30. Mem
ben of Mystic LoUe, No. 2, Wm: Mc
Klnley Lodge, No. 8, and vliltlng
brother cordially Invited.
R. OOSI.INO, C. C.
A. S. KIINWAY, K. II. S.
HONOLULU LODQE (II, . P. O. E.
Honolulu Lodge Nn. fl. II. P (), i; ,
vlll meet ill their hnlt mi King near
l'nrt street every Friday ovcnlng.
Pi order of the II It.
IIAR11V It. SIMPSON,
II. i:. MURRAY, IMl.
Wm. M'KINLEY LODQE No. I, K.tf P.
Meets every Saturday evening at
f:IO o'clock In K. of P. Hall, King
ftrMt Visiting brotbera cordially lo
fltt to attend.
I.. It. WOL 0?P.
r II A. JACOISSON, 1C. It. H.
HONOLULU AERIE 140, F. 0. C
Meets on the 2nd and tin WEDNES
DAY evenings of each nionth at 7:30
O'clock in K. ot P. Hall, King etreL
Visiting Eagles are Invited tr at
BAM McKEAOUE. W.P.
H. T. MOORE. W. Beij.
HAWAIIAN TRIBE Ne. 1, I. O. R. M.
Meets every second and fourth
niinAY of each month In I () O I'
Visiting brothers (ontl.ill) liau .1 .
i: v 'ninii "i-'.in
DAMIEN COUrJciLJf(o. 583, Y. M. I.
Meeta evbry'se&ytd nndlfjurth Wed
nesday of eachlmbnth at San Anionlo
Hull. Visiting brothers cordially tn
Mted to attond.
P. W. WKKI), Prca.
E. V. TODD, Secy.
Don't start the New
I Year wrong, merchants,
j,i' but have your delivery wa
gon repainted and repair
, ed at once. We'll begin the
work right, end it right
, and charge only what's
427 QUEEN ST. TEL. MAIN 47.
P. O BOX 193. '
C. W. ZEIOLCR.. Manager
manufactured from pure distilled wa
ter. Delivered to any part of city by
OAHll ICE AND ELECTRIC CO.,
Kewalo. Telephone Blue 3151.
Phone Main 197
ana you'll get FRE.SH BAKED bread
Delivered to Your Home. -
FRESH FLOVVER AND VEQETACLE
8EE.DS FOR BALE.
Mrs, E. M. Taylor
TEL. MAIN M,
THIN03 WC HAVE IN
Flower Pots In all sizes,
Saucers, etc., for the fernery,
made of durable terra cotta
Chimneys In plain and or
namental patterns. They make
the house look very attract
ive. Sewer pipe and water mains
177 S. KING STREET.
It is to our interest as well as
youri to develop your films and
plates the best we know how,
so as (o promote picture-taking
and not discourage It. We em
ploy the most expert developers
and printers to be found and do
the work carefully and scientifi
cally. Conditions arc ideal now for
picture-taking, Bring your neg
atives to us.
" Everything Photographic "
No waits between council
when you lunch here; yet
you make take all the time
you with to eat.
Buuy men are served
promptly. All patrons get
the best the market affords.
25 CENTS WITH BEER.
Blank books ot all sorts, Icdgeri
etc , manufactured by the Bulletin Putt
LOCAL AND (iHNERAL
Family wants are nu- f
it mcrous and of dally tirg- ,'
.ii cnoy. Why not let a Bui- K
ii let In want ad, do your .'!
U walking and talking?
it ji r n .h ft x w x if x w x x x
n X I
Tallvhos. limy, anion. Stk)ds. HIM.
Heal i up of coffto in llio city. Now
lllom's niiinllii underwear h.iIo la In
full hl.isl Don't m Ins It.
If our Bowln ini.e.iliio ncedi rep.ilr j
InK lilione Ilcnny & L' . Main tSS. ,
You i.in Rrt prime ro.iKt lii-ef nl the
I'.ir.iRon Market tomorrow for sixteen
renin u pound I
Mail) of the ro.uN In I'alolo Viillex ,
nu ipilte IniiMRvalile, made mi Ii) tlmi
Drink the best beer unci )ou'll tx.-
drlnkliiR rrlnio h.-er. Healthful, re I
.vk... ., K.. I 1 .f 11 ..lit l
WHItll lAmKr, iU I, 1. "I ... "'
ii.iii. i.iuh ouch
A list ot olliccra oi ine napiti i miiMi
k l.-itul Co. elected for the elisuliiK,
5 car. la puliliHlirili today. j
lliiilnesi liieetlni; of II 'lulu Stent
Ilili Thistle Club Ibis eveiiini; In II
iooiiih In the Oiepin block.
The Y. M. C A Cnniera Chili will
meet IiiiiIrIiI lit half just sexen. At'
men Inlereateil In pholoKraph) lire lu
lted Nine hundred mid elKht)-lle ilollaia
were ailiicil to the China lellef fund
xeftcrda). The total now fools up lo
tiovemoi Carter worl.n nl Immo on
Mb niesKaRC to the lslul.iture, ii.t win u
lit the Cnjiltol lie i-iiti not en-.ipc Intir
ruplloii. There will be a uirrlliiK of the Junloi
uxlllary of !!l Ancliew's rntliedr.il it
: .10 this .'ifterniHiii at tins tiuiid.iy
The freiliiii.iu eliiBH ill Oahil CollcR'!
will pUc a cI.iiko In I'.iimhl bull, lo
iiIrIiI at S j i. in. All former I'uiiiiliou
htiidenlH lire eordl.ill) Invited.
Your valuables placed In Hawaiian
Trust Co.'k vault will lie nlmulitlel)
uto ami ceiure fiom fire or tlilcvos
b'nfc deixjsll boxen mil) ?.r n )ear.
N. rcrn.indci. no-.iiry public, t.M'e
writer, etc., lias leinoved lilrt ofllie to
No. bl I Knahmimiiu bit ret, opiiosltn
the otllic of Then. II. Dale:t & Co,
number of piouilnuit liuuliieaa inen
are to l" Initiated Into the- ui)stcile3
of Klkdoin this eveultiK. Ah this la the
first Initiation in the new- ball, n large
attendance Is expected,
Low prices at the New- KiiRlaud Mak
ers. I'ii) iicsl.in Cmainpuiriil Nc.1, I 0.
O. I'., ineetii IJils eieiilin; with woik 111
the lloiil Piirjilc deKrrc Hix candi
dates are to bo lullliteil mid nil mcin
bern lire urped In be iireoent.
Tha Seasldo Iiiih plenty ot surl
lio.irds. surf canoes, Caiiaillan can oca
cc., which are at tha disposal of Its
guests. Remember lhat.thn bc-u balk
Ing und tbo best Mirf for board riding
directly In front of tbo Seaside.
The German llcnexolent Society held
It3 annual meeting last Wednesday uf
tcruooii, Tho old ofllcers were re-elected,
with the exception of II. .1. Nolle.
who wished to irliro from the auditor
ship. I-" V IIIiilIiiIohi was elcdecl n
Tho Kobe Iletald announces that the
North ncriimu l,lo)d Co. lias ordered
M new Kleainers for Itn Eastern li.ul'
and that tbo company will extend Ihe
line from Yokohama lo Kan Kriiiidsco
1 his will mean a new- passenger ser
vice fur this tit), which will jiIuiki sill
HiilletliiH of the Peruvian govern
ment's sugar experiment Mutton, on
ihicted by Thomas R Scdgwkk, have
been lecelved b) Kmll A. Ilcriull. They
nre In Hpaulsh nml slg I by Mr.
Sedgwick, formerly iittiirlied nuu-eii-
hively to Katiieli.iiueli.i whoola ami the
l' S oxpeiinient t-l.ilion In Honolulu.
It has been announced that the
AiiierUaii-lIawallan steamer Nebrab
l:an will load migai at Makawell and
Lleele on or about March I, This Is
the first time that an Anicrkan-lla-vvnllan
vcbstl hau .itteinjited to load
direct at Kauai II will cut Into the
Intel-Island Co truffle If tho mIioiiio U
found lo be a suicess.
Tho Aiiieilcau-Hiiunlian steamship
Cnllrornlnn nrilvul cslr relay aricr
noon from I'uget Hound bringing a mil
cuigo of finon tons ir seneial men ban
liMso unci piovlsloiis, Tim mind, linpoit
lint ahlpiueiit on ho.ud In tho e)es or
Ihe local meirliaiits vviih 80U racks of
potnloen, which will help to tide over
the ocarclty till Ihe Alameda's inn;o
Dhall bo placed on the market.
II. M. Allen ol 1ms Angclea has w-rll-J
icii io -any nictiiodlnt paptor" In Ho
nolulu, oaylng: "l)t.!lr Sr i ooK fi,r
a great destructive eiujitlon of Kl
lauea. and think that It will laku place
In February. (Jive this to I lie piess
that llio penjilo ma) Im warned." Tim
Ifllbr was dellveiec'l lo Pastor Wad
luaii but does not iIIskiiucIo him of his
Pluvious Intention to leave today for a
visit to Kllnue.i crater
Yong Hour vrslrrday was the one
cesafnl couipctltor at public auction
lor the licence to ocll'awa loot In Hn
nolulii Theie were only two blddeis
'Iho Hcglstinr of AicouiiIh acted as
aintloneer, and sucrecdeel In i mining
llio bids up from tho upset prices nt
$tjfi7 to J.'.no, nt whleh latter pilre
the license went to Yong Hong. Thero
were only two or tlireo Jumps of $5
each, most of tho advances being tx dol
lar at u time.
meet tonlRlit at 7:30 o'clock In K. of,D03TON build(mg, fort STREET.j
That's right, five there are others,':.;', ,,i. """t -"""""""
.. .,.. ,,..... .. i.w"Mt of ,alri ur magnificent
(but these are the Important ones for
you and your eyes:
you frown or squint In looking
at an object;
-your eyes chow an Intolerance'
they tire, ache, smart or wa
objects awlm or become dim;
you have fn-.-iuent headaches;
These are a few of the points that
point to the need of glasses, points
that point Ho us,
A. N. SANFORD,
" -v . . . -.wa
over may & I o.
Alnmifncturor of llio
SOUVCNIR GOODS which arc uiiivercilly'adinltted
the best in the market. Any piece of Jewelry stamped
II. C. which ic lound defective, no matter where it was
bought, will lie exchanged for Its duplicate if presented
at my store.
UPHOLDS LANAI DEAL
(Continued from fane 1) ,
Judge Hear. iitloru for Mi.C.incI
i lenu, has put up n l'-nd IlKht ami luis
llone eer)lhliu: In his power lo win ic low of revenue from lent would bo
llio oaso for bin -II sit lint the lav.-, I offset In n-uts from lain) of oiiiilvalent
tho Supremo Couit ih elded, wan v.-iluo or b) a saving of revonuo vvlili Ii
ligalnst h(:i ooiiti'iitlons. llicmgh bo sm- l.therwlro would bo iii.ed. In tho all
reodecl III eoiiviuellic .lusllce Wilder ofiKonio or mi nvetiiieiit of loss nonn i-nn
bo lorrectnous of lil. ihisIIIoii. j ho Inferred. Tlu lnxn)er would gain
The s)ll,ibus follow-K- jliom tho trinis.-ielloii pecuniarily If tho
Kqiilly praetleo- liijiuicllonn, who 'lorrltory nlnuilil fli by obtain piop
tber IsBiiod on uwiriuonts upon In ' 1 1 y for such piiblle iisou ns school
formation and beWef -agaliint public
ollleers. right ii(,clllren to obtain: wise loglslutlvo nppioprlattons would
Injunctions, ns a goiioinl thing.1 ho undo loipifrlug Ineieasocl ta'xatlon
ought not to bo Issued upon stale) jT.nd In such rnso tho plalnllfT's only In
nienls of nriteilal iitatterH inadoj iei,,t would lie his ileslio that tho
iikiii liiforiiiatliiu nml belief. An public laud laws bo eoneclly admin
iivermonl or tho valiia nml kind oslcrcd.
lands bedng largely u mutter or In j PchapH rlllsen and tnxpa)or's
fiiriuatliiii mid boiler Is sulllcloiil , rRl ,,, ,,,, ltjtItlc, iI1M t0 auHtiln
lllll for Injunction by n elllreii und j t.nu il nets nffeelliiB public propeity
taxjiDer. 'oiikIiI not to bo based on tbu neciuil
...I. ..,1 cm i in .. .... .
ttlieill.'l ,1 em 11 i K iiii-ii ,uii
taxp.i)er to obtain an Injunction
to teslr.iln public olTlcUls from
iiimiil lioih.ecl nets iifTecllug public
propeity exists In eases whuro
theie Is no pecuniary loss to llio
I Public lauds- exchange, for private
I lands power of eoiiiuilssinnor un
der Sees. :s:! nml SIC, It. I,., llnilla-,1
'llio Hiw-er or the Colniiilsslonor
or Public l.iinchi In tbo iiiillor ol
exeliangliig public ror v prlvafo
lands Is not foiinil In Sec. '1V1, It
I, , but In See. i;;c;, It. I,., mid Is
not confined to lauds not under
leano or to p.ueels or not over
I .utio acres,
llxerclse or illseretlouary power
by piiblle oMiclalrf Injiincllons
Injiincllons mo not Issued to ro
strain public olllelala In tuo oxcr-i-lso
or dlM'rellou.iry powet.
OPINION 01- THE COURT
BY JUSTICE HARTWELL.
In his written opinion, Justlco Hart
nell goes Into the variops points i,ilsd
Very thoroughly. Ilo r.a)n In. part:
An n geueial tiling injiinclloim ouglif,
not lo Issue upon statements of mala
rial nialleiH inaclo upon lufcirniallon
pud heller, In this eusn Iho propose 1
exchange Is shown by lliu ofllclal no
lieu pulillslied In tho nowspapcts, tlio
raliio and kind or lauds "imposed to
bo exchanged being largely u mailer
or liifm million and bcdlef,
lollef, Wo com Id
oily presents tho
er that tbo bill pi ope
ipicstlou or Iho legality or llio piopos
I'd exchange and that It In properly
Tho rightu of ii UlLeu iiud (axpa)cr
The Remedy for Smokers of Poor
.1 a Cigars Is the
Wliy7 Uecauv: It Is the flnett type
ol a cigar. It in a make of exceptional
merit; uf inott pleating aroma and
devoid of ranknssu.
Try the DOCTOR and you will get
a cigar,of high quality for.ljc.
COR. HOTEL AND FORT STREETS
You will find us on Motel Street
Just opposite Union.
We arc down stairs because we
want more visitors. As was, many
rllelAntitiia ti.mil J Ln IImUiJ !..
stock of books. As It, these will not
be discomforted and the new stere
will be more convenient for the don't-care-to
climb stairs customers.
Wo cordially Invite customers,
Cther they, vvl) ,0 buy op no,
Wc want them to see what wc have,
ro they can tell their frlendo.
Standard books, rare editions, orlg
Wm, C, Lyon Co,, Ltd,
l .. .,.. pji.1 . M ,
Bullrtln o'v.. ompl.t. eumm.ry of
tn new or th av.
J 064 Fort St.
to obtain mi liijiuictlou iigaliist olllrl.il
nets liiMiltlug iiiiiiiithnilreil use of pub
He funds bus repeatedly been iidjinll
r.iled In Hi hi com I In llio present
( ist. ihe bill does not show- whether
houses, for Instance, for which other-
ury loss, howsoever trivial or conjeel
inal, but on Ihe hici.id ground that any
rl!l7cu may obtain u Judicial Inquiry
Into Iho viilhllty of such acts and an
Injunction against them If found lo bo
iinanlliorlreil. In the view wo tnku or
Iho fourth ipiosllon lalscd by tho do
miirior It Is uniieeessary to decide tho
ipiosllon of tbu plaliilllT's right to suo
In this case.
Tho teiiialiilug ipiosllon lo bo con
sldcicd Is whether Iho Commltsbloiicr,
I')' aipiovul of lliu (iiivornor, lias thu
power lo nuiko the pioposed exchange.
Tho Allot no) (leiieial's emilenllou
that tho C'ommissloiio.' has power to
exrhango iiiuler See. 2SI, It. I,., caiiiiut
be hiislalueil since Sec. 75 of tbu Or
ganic Act, transferring to tho Super
intendent llio powers and dullc-s of tho
Minister or thu Inteilor, Is not limited
by See. 73.
Hoc. 27fi, It. I,., niilliorlcm thu Com
lulia, loner lo sell iiule.ised public land
'it public auction In paieels ot not
over I, ouo ncron for cash, nml partly
for audit In parcels of not ovr liOU
iicrea for lenldrucu and rultlv.it Ion, con
clucjllig with lliu proviso wllh lefer
encii lo oxcliniiges ami compiouilses
wlthouj nuctloii slid ami iUllelaliulug
Iho government title In eases ot do.
fecllvo titles or legal or equitable
claims. Tho, plaintiff Insists that this
niithorlly for Issuing palenls In cases
of uxchaugo or conipromlso Is confin
ed to paieuls of not over 1,000 ncres
not under louso on tho ground Hint It
Is only tit tiiieh laud mid such 'panels
Hint Iho provisos rerer. Tbo decision
or Ihe ciimi ilcipencla hugely upon lliu
nieanliig of Ihe words 'provided how
ever" Thoy may mean Mm uatno as
'but ticvcrthelot.8," or "hut not with
standing what lo above exjnesced," or
"but anything hcreliibc'foio uoutnlned
to tho contrary notwltint.uullng," In
cither of which cxpicsnlnnn "but" con
ve)a no other meaning Ihan "and,"
und tho power to exchange oxpiessed
In Iho proviso. If rcgn'riled as an Inde
pendent iinvvor, wniibl jofor to nuy pub
lic land under tho Coinnilssloner's con
tied Whllo thu Commlsslonei- Is an-
I lieu bed to sell public laud (HI) not
under lease, (St) In parcels id not over
l.imii lines, (.1) at piiblle iiutition and
(I) tor cash (r partly ror ctodlt In
caso of tho fillUncro patrols, lo bo iir.nl
ror rcslilenco or ciiHiyiitlpit) lip Is nu
llinrlzpd tfl Irhiio liitcct iintonlu 'In nv.
:,.'"-, ... ; , ' T. .:. i
wiiuiKV id neons oi privaio lauus wiiu.
out public miction upon bis recommen
dation nid tlio (lovornor's npprnvat.
The exurclse of thlo power Is hot ex
press!)- Jlmlted to unleased or 1,000
ncre parcels. Such limitation, If In
tended, would appi opt lately bu ex
ll'lcKixil Ii) Inserting nflrr llin mini
"elinllge" lllll WOllU "llf parcels of
Iniil in or t.nno nrres of nhlcnsoil limd."
Thoio mo several roufon why such
'unexpressed llinltatlnnn would not ho
Implied Tlmy olilouay would he In-
niillrnlilc to llio eiihea of ilefeclhe II-
Ilea or IokiiI or eiiilliililii Iniul eliilins'
mciilliiiii'il In tin- Kcrond pnitlrii of llio
Mine inrnKrnih im noil iih to vnv of i
rtnpiiinilKo mentioned In llio find nro-1
vlso. As Iho eiiiller Act. Ree. 2.11. II.
II,., eontnlns no llniltntlou In iinli'nseil
or l.ooo-ncri1 iiairols In rases of ex
(hiiligo, coin iiroin Ine, ote., It would bu
renaonnblo to oxK-et thai lr such tlmi
.Intloii were lutoiuled in tho later Art
II would be oxpiessed
II Is urged, however, andyvllli Irulb,
Hint ho Land Act of I MM was Intend-
led, iisiIiowii In Its various pi-nvlsloiiti,
as a bomeslend nml settlement Act, to
'fitnilsh c'piiortunllles for small proprlo
tors nml Hint the wlthcliawal orvubllc
lands riom purposes or tho liotuosto.ul
Ael, although ror other public pin
sison, lessens the Imporlnnt beneflls
lo bo derived rrom tho Art llwpios
lloualily Iho Act ought to bo construed,
ns far as reasonably Is practicable, so
ns to promote and not obstruct lis
clearly expressed objects, but such
'considerations do mil Justify the mini
In supplementing the Act b) provisions!
not Ihorcjn expressed Moreover
vvhllo the restriction or sales to auc
tion sales of mil over l.nno-nrro par
iclii not under lease might soeuio liel
lor prices, tho restriction does not pio
vent the same person from becoming
pure baser of any number of parrels.
There would bo no nilvantngo to tho
public In dividing this land on l.anil
Into parcels within tho l.iliifl acio limit
and obtaining n surrender of tho lens
oh prior lo mi exrhango. If the lands
were thus divided and tlio leases ran
rolled II would he n mailer of Milley
wlit Hut the parcels should b.e ex
changed ror other lands or equivalent
II Is nol iiveired that any or this
land Is agricultural laud suitable for
settlers or homestead purposes. None
Inn experts iiiulil decide Ukui Hid his
rlhlllty of obtaining wnter ror bringing
waste or pastoral laud under eultlv
Tho homeslead Act or IK9.1, whllo lo
strict Ing sales and lenses of laud, al
lowing sales only of land not under
lo.-iro, mid providing that leases shall
not bo tenoned whllu having nunc:
than two )rarH to run, leaves the mat
ters ot evrhangoB or land ancj or conij
iniii-i-t ici iiinii i-i,iiiiih iii.iuu oisi'ir
Hon of the Commissioner ami do cor
ner. If the proposed exchange should so
euro land milted for homesteads nml
settlement It would clearly promote
Iho objects of thu. laud Act und )et
would Im based on tho sainu law under
whleh land would bo acquired for olh
er piiblle uses. This fart lends forro
to Iho view that conslderabln undefin
ed iliseietlon Is necessarily left o tbo
Commissioner and Covornor, the exer
cise of which discretion cannot bo con
trolled by Injunction.
Tlio doereo appealed from Is levels
ed, tho demurrer is sustained and bill
CONCURRINQ OPINION OF
CHIEF JUSTICE FREAR
Chlel Justice Kiear'n conruirllig oplu
Ion deals hugely Willi thu question ns
lo whether the power or tho Land Com
lulstilnucr lo make exchanges or pub
lie lauds, such as tho exchange) contem
plated, Is conferred under Section 2.11
ol tho Revised Stntutos, or under Sec
tion 210. Following mo lulcf excerpts
from his opinion:
I concur In tho foregoing conclusions
and will briefly slalo my vlovvs upon
Iho main question only.
If Iho power exists lo uiako thu pro
posed exchange) It must bo under lliu
law- an sol forth in Hod Ion .!;:! or In.
Section 2'f, of Iho lleviBod Laws. '
I do not think thu power exists un
dor Section 2R2. That bertlim no
doubt confer i ed the iKiwcremnlll thu
passage or the comprehensive Act ot
IS.1.1 (It. 1... Ch. 22), which InnilRiirat
oil n new- laiicf Milcy and In Hh second
reellnn (. . See C,2) divided Iho
public lands lain two classes, one du
signed mainly tor purposes or settle
ment, tho other devoted mainly to pub
He uses, and placed Iho first clnss un
der tlio Commissioner of Public I.nneN
ml left the second elitss under lliu
Minister or tbo l.nterlor.
I think the power exists under Sec
Courts cannot Inglslato or Invade lliu
provinces or tho othor departments or
government lu niatteisof policy. Thu
(extent lo which power ol tlio kind In
question should lio conferred upon ex
ecutive offitoiH In a question of policy
lor lliu leglslallvu body; thu uxcrcliju
of tho power in n iiartleul.tr cabu Is a
question or policy Tor Hie cxeentlvo of
DISSENTING OPINION OP
I dissent from tho majoilty on tbu
main questliiu Involved lu tills case,'
wlili'li Is, whether or not tho Comi'uls.
sinner of Public Lands wllh tlio iih
pioval of lliu flovornor lias tlio power
to exchange for pilvnto lauds inoro
I ban l.'MK) acius of public land under
U that power exists, It in to bo
found in Sec 271! of tho RovlEcclJ.nvv,
whli Ii, an originally enacted, was n
pail of t Land Act of 1895."
It Is argued that there Is no limit
to tbo right to exchange) mentioned In
See. 270 eljher us to tlio amount or
kind of laud because Ihoio Is no limit
to the right ot nxcliaugo mentioned In
See. 251, R. L. That argument Is not
round for tlio roation that nt Hie time
of thu passage of Sec. 254 tlicro was
Thiiradny, Jatituir)' 31
A -II H. H. Cnllforiilnii,
ftom Hon Mir, 2 p. in.
rilnir. .Inuieit Mnkee, Wrlnli.irlli, from
HuhiiII, $ ji. in.
Kt nil- Manna l.oa. Slniersou,
.Maul and Hawaii ports, 5 p. in.
Slmr. Claiidlne, Parker, ror Maul and
Hawaii Kiits, II p. in
Stmr. Mlkahabi, (Ircgory, ror Kauai
ports, f. p. nt.
Ikiw dell, from Snii
Htmr. Kliinii. l-'rocninn. from lillo
and wnv jHirts. lu forenoon.
S. S. Knterprlse, Youngren, from
Illlo nml San Kuinilscn, with 200U tons
freight, a. in. ,.
The schooner llelcne, from Han
Frnnclhco, may ho exported nt nnv
lltne, as she Is nut lfl da) a from Hiat
lirt. Thu Iloletiu brings n full cargo,
consigned to W. tl. Irwin, and thu most.
Interesting part lo Hie local ieoplu will
probably bu Iho fine no-foot launch
which will bo for thu uso of Mrs. S
The Matson liner Knterprisn will
leave Illlo for this city this afternoon,
being duo hero tomorrow' tnornlms.
Plio brings 2,noo mm ,of frnlght to.
this rlly. Sliu has been dcla.ved ill
Illlo b) the heavy lalns. vvblcli'linvn
made the work of discharging cargo
SAW DIG ICEBERGS
Captain ('. M. Nichols of the nleiimer
Alaskan renorts to Hie blanch li)dro
graphic ofllcu Hint on December lit li.
nt l:H0 p. in., In latitude 12 degree:.
Eoutli mid longitude f5 degiecs west,
ho passed two very large Ireliergs, mill
estlninted them to be about 150 feet
high and nboul "00 feet long. The
Alaskan Is due toda) fnim New Yotk,
via San Diego.-S. K. Chronicle. Jan.
nn absolute right to lease, hell or nth
eiwlso dlsposo or Iho public lands in
any amount and whether leased or un
leased, nml iilso for tho reason that
thu section which preceded nml lo
which Sec. 2.11 had referenco (Sec.
2.1.1, It. 1..,) Imposed thu ono condition
of a public miction sale In cases or
transfers of Government lands, ami
that ono condition was expressly not
to lit; Imposed In cases of exchange.
Tho power contended for by the
Commissioner of Public Lands Is un
doubtedly rontruiy to tho spirit of the
Land Act of lbfi.1, which Included this
Section 270, and which requires dis
positions or public lands to bo lu small
ureas, undoubtedly for thu reason or
encniii aging settlers ami homestead
ers nml also of allowing others titan
Iho very wealthy tho privilege of ac
quiring portions of thu public domain.
Tho majority recognizes that this ex
clmngo Is contrary to tlio spirit of that
Act, lu construing u doubtful provl
slop of an Art the Art as a whole and
Us reason and spirit may bo consld
ered. Tho course of legislation In
tlicsq Islands shows that tlio tendency
has been to limit rather (hau to en
large) Hie power of disposing of public
lands, and that was recognized by Com
gross Vhen It passoel tho Organic Act.
Ilow-'roollsh It was to limit llio amount
and kind of public laud which could bo
i.old a net at tlio samo tlmo to 'allow -in
unlimited power of exchange; and )'.,
according In thu majority, that Is ex
actly what tho Legislature of"1895
meant to do. If that Is what tho Leg
islature meant, It is within tho imwer
of tho Commissioner of Public Lands
and tlio fiovemor to nullify thu whole
purposo nml object of tho Land Act of
1895 by exchanging all of tlm public
domain under that Act for, say, build
ing sites In tho city of Honolulu or
other lants of equal or greater value,
but unavailable nml timlcslrablo for
tho purposes or thu Act. If this ox
change" Is permissible, any oxchango u
permissible. That tlio Legislature In.
tended lo nulliorlzo any biicIi power, lu
vh'W of tho clear purposes and oh
Jerts or thu Act, I cannot and do not
I"or lliu foregoing reasons It Is my
opinion Hint tho ilecroe, appealed from
should bu afllrined.
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