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In Uood Ord
epened a eliolce Ajfoitmenl of
IaeUgsatlon Meetinc at
,, . A alliens meetins was called at the Conrt lloooo
tn TTitn Hti Tfiiieiltif ItiBlQtknf VnvtmliA nltiivilii
! T 1 for the parposo of exprefsrns the opinion of all
fJ' rteffta '.of tupj jers in regard to tho way In which
thf present Tax Assessor E. Kckca had performed
hla duties. Owtng totheextrexno unpleasantness
of the weather only about GO Hawaiian mostly
(j J property holders and about 15 foreigners vera
CoL W. C Jones was called to the chair and D.
H. Hitchcock was elected secretary. A committee
' of 5 wen appointed to adopt a Resolution to express
the sense of this meeting tothenatiTcs before it.
The following Besolntion was then laid before the
Ravlnd?" That we hereby exprcm oar entire
ditspprobation of the way in which tho Assessor of
the District, E. Eelcoa has assigned the taxes for
ina year; as louows
"That ho has made tho most oatrazcons assess
ments without any reason therefor, disregarding
and nueriy ignoring me assessment ltciums as
made to him by property holders.
, . 1 17at such "ontrageons Assessments' Uaye been
raids by the said withoat otcs gomg
onto the land to Tiew cither the ctom or other pro-
- petty Assessing the same for more than fiom 3 to
fi times their proper valuation ntterly disregarding
his oath as Assemor.
MTnat in so doing the said E. KeVoa Las shown
hnw?tf to be ntterly deToid of sense and a person
entirely unfit to hold the office of Assessor.
"TJiat by such a system of ootrageons assess-
msxus as uu viuuut a great ueai ui uuuuio uui
only to those whom he has assessed in this manner
and f oreine them to be at timo and expenso to ue
fend themselTM before the Appeal Board, but also
to the GoTemmcnt in patting off the payment of
the said taxes for so rnseh longer a time.
"That we hereby condemn the appointment of
such ignorant and nnpnncipaled men to be Asses
sors or property,- tne Tame oi wnicn tney are utterly
ignorant and who do not feel boond by any uath.
"That we respectfully ash that hereafter the appointing
power will appoint true and honest men
and those who know the true valna of property, as
The motion to adopt the Itcsolation being seconded.
Remarks were made by a large number present
Shooing . " That tho said Assessor has not cren
. gone to new tho property owned and bad no means
' of knowing that the assessments, as giTcn inhere
not correct. That ho had only made 'guesses' as
"That in many instances properties adjoining
each ether were assessed Tcry differently.
"That property which had been only recently
sold at one figure had been assessed fire times tho
amount. That in many cases he had added largely
to the acreage of small pieces of land so that he
ecmlA nut in a most abominable tax.
" That his books show the most gross carelessness
in the assessments.
"Men who have been dead and bO reported to
him are assessed while tuooe lmng and whose
names are grren him are not foond on the books.
' That men ownuu? rrotxttv havo not been as
eased at all, although their names are on the old
" That it has been a common thing to asxess tho
same man twice.
"That ho would not allow parlies to proo their
age and has assessed tbo aged and young contrary
"That he has nerer told any one, though asked
by some to do so, that ho had made any different
assessments from the one given in."
At the close of the remarks the question as to
the adoption of tho motion was put and nnanim,
ously agreed to.
It was then ordered that the forcgoings should
be published in tho foreign and native, poppers at
Honolulu. JJ ri. JUTCiicucK.
Hilo. horemberl'Oth, lfcBi Setrttorg.
Indignant Tax Payers
Hilo, KovcmLcr S5th lSii.
LsnoB OiinTE. From Waiaiea to Ookala,
the victims of the ,000,000 dollar loan, are in a
"state of mind" hardly to lw expressed by tho
term, indignant. To impose npon tho tax payers
of Ibis little nation, the incubus of ft heavy public
debt; to squander a portion of the revcuuo thus
obtained, for useless and cTen silly purposes,
merely to tickle the Tanity and lino the pockets of
a few office holders and corrupt politicians, Is
certainly aggravating enough to thobc who have to
" pay the piper j" but to mjjJtmnl this evil work
by the appointment to position of trost and integrity,
itnposo upon tax-payers the most preposterous
and unprecedented property valuation, with
the objects in view of enriching themselves and of
increasing the government revenue, debtcd by
extravagant appropriations, this veniy, is too witch
f n toi rroieflv borne.
From the whole length and breadth uf our district,
a universal cry of indignation is ascending,
at the lawless system of valuations imposed upon
us by an incompetent and thoroughly unprincipled
usesooT, a " than whom no xnoro eminently
unfitted for the position, could hardly havo been
found. King Solomon must have had such a caso
in mind when he wrote the 3rd Terse of tho xxvt
chapter of Proverbs.
Allow us, air. Editor, to offer a few facts to the
publio through the medium of your paper, which
can bo substantiated by many of our lending
Commencing at Waiakca, our assessor has mado
a " royal progress " through our district, ignoring
in most cases the invitations and requests of somo
of our largest property holders to visit, inspect
and estrmate values fairly and honestly.
worthless wild bush lands, of little value
save for wild catllo runs, formerly assessed at ?l
Ttr acre , have this year been raised to fo peraere.
Lands available for canes, although entirely uu
prepared for planting, formerly $10 per acre, have
Jumped at one bound to $50. Growing canos,
inlaw: rryartf to ate or quality, whether now
plants, ratoons, or crop canes ready for the mill,
heretofore estimated to bo worth from $15 to
$ 100 according to ago and condition, are in most
inetjtnM! TAlned at 200. and we are informed
that in ono case, the most eitraordinary figures of
DQrrroere was reacnea.
Inon, nntahlA instance, a tucce of almost worth
1ss bush land, partially destroyed by tho lava
Mow, for which SJ00 or $100 is a fair taxable val
uation and which was reiurncu oy mo owner at
about that figure, has been raised by tho addition
of a cipher to $3000 1 Still another tract of land
m close proximity, rendered comparatively
by the encroachments ot Madame Fcle, has
been returned at $3 jr ir. We presnmo the
assessor prudently was making provision for possible
mineral dimrtrtee in these lands!
We are also informed that G00 acres of land near
Hilo, recently sold for 3000 have suddenly appro
elated in value, on the astetton tool, to $24,000.
In fact, were we to iudge of the man's talents by
the faculty with which he is able to wnte ciphers
after any given number, wo should consider our
present nnw'1 the most successful Cain raher
ever known in this district.
It would certainly appear to a casual observer,
that these valuations were all and
that the trivial Questions of ace, situation, present
condition, A&, ilo., of property were unknown
factors in these most astonishing methods or calculation.
In some few iostances however for reasons
no doubt " evolved from (ho inner consciousness,"
properties of apparently equal values, have
been estimated at widely diverse rates. Witness,
tiO per aert for a field of canes near lido,
and f 131 per acre for canes teoHyti? to another
txiur, the two fields being seperatcd only by n
cart road and the canes deemed of equal value
per acre, by a thoroughly competent judge.
Before the the list of such cases we might place
before von. Mr. Editor, vonr oomnositor would
stand aghast, and your "devil" would descend to
the regions ot Inferno. Let the foregoing suffice.
Never within the memory ot the "oldest inhabi
tant" nas sues an unjust ana arbitrary system
of spoliation been practised npon a respectable
community. The feeling" that outrages, nnpre
cedented and inexcusable have been perpetrated,
is so strong, that appeals are being filed in such
numbers as to render the prospective duties ' the
Appeal Board onerous in the extreme, whde
scarcely any moneys have as yet been paid into the
collector's ofiice. Over 60 natives have already
tied their notices and the number will probably
be doubled within the next few days, and the
majority of our foreign residents are obliged to
take the same course. The planters have taken
rmited and decided action, and every man of them
from Waiaiea to Ookala has already appealed,
, or will do so within a few days. A pvUie matt
rated? has been called for the 2Sth lnst. Send
up your war correspondent if you desire to report
to the publio some interesting facts.
Wo do not object to riches, filthy lncre is a most
excellent thing; but we do object to being maden
suddenly wealthy, transformed with such
into "floated Bond Holders" by a
lUoieof the faale pen of our assessor, lest in the
geeultant temporary aberration of mind, we forget
ourselves and pay taxes on our paper fortune.
ouS&r?,?!?" Ul and.
.. V Court trill nayer allow tr,R i,.f.
,il S! a n e,n by nra "ojectcro,' Sea I owcen ale .
JJVe are none of ni " Sore Heads r" nary a nan of
as is an aspirant for the Premier's or eren the
chambermaid's pardon us, the chamberlain's
office ; but atmply hard-working, law-abiding citi
zens ana tax-payers ; inn year, uxaer
SretetU ir protest against the appointment of
lcompetcnt, unprincipled and corrupt men, to
positions of responsibility. Can those in authority
oyer us, still continue to turn a deaf ear to the cry
that is waxing louder day by dayf Can they
longer ignore tho fact that the toiccs of many
xiawaiians ncip to swell tne cry r
Uamanksea o ka aina i la pono." Let as
speak the truth " without fear or f avor."
your motto lies in the dust, trampled under
foot! The scales areweighted on the one side with
enterprise, capital, talent, lore of justice, lore for
yon as a nation ; the other side kicks the beam,
with its empty weight of a dissolute Ministry,
corrupt legislatures, a constantly increasing pahUo
debt, offices filled by men possessed of neither
morals or manners, a people dying like sheep under
the scourge of leprosr and other terrible diseases.
Is tho picture orerdrawn 1 deny the truth, he who
can, with clear Tision the sad future of your
Kingdom If the cry for men of probity in our
public- offices be not heeded until that ery bt
aiwrcrul, the motto of Hawaii Kei must trail disgracefully
in the dust.
ho. 33 Jlerchant btM llonolnlu, 11 I
Sugar Plantation, Railroad, Telephone and
other Corporation Stocks, Bonds and
similar securities Bought and Sold
on Commission. Money Loaned
on Stack Securities etc.
llonolnln. 11 I-October lit. 1S3 J. sis tt
Etc., AT AUCTION.
lil KG, liintmpt. will cell at Public Auction,
at the front entrance of ALIIOLAM
HOUSE, HOSOLULU OS
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 27TH,
AT 1J O'CLOCK SOON.
Tlie udiUt! detl half Interest of tbe said Darld Crown-
nrzbar; Ip the partnership of Brewer it CroiTOlngbiir;
COMWUSIG IN TAKT AS FOLLOWS:
II 10 Acres of Land In Slakawao, more or Ieu,licM In
fee simple, of which 100 Acres are Injrrowln;;
4000 Acres held bjr lease from the Heard of Education,
hating 6 years to ran.
1S3 Acres hr lease from the Hawaiian Ciorcrnment,
baring aboot 9 jean to run
0000 Acres, more or less, leafed from C II. Alexander,
a a cattle ran, hating with prlrllee of
extension 6 years to ran
S3 Acres, more or less leased from A V O am, bar
In I years to run
31 Acres la small p'.acs.
Also, The Following Stock:
21 oil OATTLE more or less
II HOUSES, more or lce
10 MULES, more or 1cm
4, DONKEYS, more or Iraa.
U Oitute SJlale Carts 1 Hone Cart villi I'1o!,
Ox Chains, Cultivator, Harnesses, Road bcraper,
niacksmUbs Tools, Carpenter Tool), Hoteliers Tools,
lloca, shovels, .lxrs. Saws. Chnrnv. Pans, Iron safe,
Bas Bone'Mcat,anill(JU cords of Wood
One Managers House !
HlUi Coot. Howe and sublet
18 Laborers Quarters,
3 Store Houses,
One Blacksmith & Carpenters Shop,
And utaer Items iiertainingtoa btoekltantli
C uid Soyar .Letatc.
" I arthcr particulars can Tjc obtained from
j o cAimnt,
or the Aeai jice of II Cruwulnsbon' IE?! ft
Mrs. .W. H. WILKINSON,
103 Fort Street.
Has determined to offer her entire
Stock of Trimmed pun
HATS & BONNETS!
Ladies' White and Linen Suits.
A Large Discount from Marked Fnces for
tash, in order to make room for her
Mv & itaant Stock
This opportunity U one not often uScrvd uihcUouda
are all In good order, and
Mrs, w illtinson
uoM wtniestl asV her patron f t
INSPECT THE STOCK !
AT HEK PltKSKNT
Greatly Reduced Prices !
Mrs. W. H. Wilkinson,
!l IU3 lort Bt.. llonolmla.
A. 31. JIELLIS, l'roiirletor,
BARGAINS WILL BE SOLD
T THE AltO B tsTABLlsIUIEST,
Previous to the Arrival
A.M. XELLIS, lOirettfit.
VSKOIXnXK ritCTARATIOX OF
THESE AEUCIOIS nEVEHACJES
j; uMki, r, t co.
News Dealers !
No, 25 Merchant Street,
Have Just Eeceived,
Purses, Wallets, etc.
Christmas and New Tear's Cards.
I DIARIES FOR 1883
I REIW sin
FOR THE COMING YEAR.
We will Oirc Prompt Attention to all Orders ISitt IreU
J. M. OAT, Jr. & CO
O tarrrx WocL, S3 Herctunt St.
Clieap for Casb.
i.ii'a cAitni'i I'Ji.tn'osT
tallattlie IOQLULU CAnUIAOE
UOIOL WAST A
Call at the HONOLULU UMUUA6K REroSITORT
tonxiau Miuau iii.i;ro.;
Call at tho HONOLULU CAIUtUQC UtrOSITORY
T O I:AT1.I KOIKAHA17
Call at tho HONOLULU OAKHIAOE KErOSTTORY
o.coiti t ai.ov mm miiadet
Ci!latllio HOhOLULL C'ARHIVUE JIEToalTOnV
110 VOL fl'ASTA
Callal lb. HOhULULU CAKMAaE
DO iOUATOSE OKTHt
Ytti X LVs piUnl, anil une of the beet arranged in-
(crcuanzrablc vehicles for two or foor prront
Lall at llic HOAOLULU CAIUtlAGE KLTUaiTOIir
HO You WANT
IIAIt.11Sl, LA31V3. WHIPS,
or Carriage Trlntmina uf anr Inscription?
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uo ou v. .vr i on:
CAititiAiiKoi: n t;ox ui paistku
or Kcjialmlf ,
UOIOl WAST TO 111 Y
Callatlh. HONOLULU CvmUAOE llXroSITOnY
Givo My Stock an Inspection Before
Purchaainr; Elsewhere, and
As I Guarantee My Goods to bo
all I Represent Thorn,
All Defect'! will ho Made d'ooil In Case or
r'i'EiXLlac. T. Xssixxs,
rroritlorof thellonolula CanU Hepotito.
ty.'Sot SU 32 Honolulu. and
Scntror3tmn K. Brlsra Co. of Amciborr, Vaa
The Most Extensile 31annfjietnrer '
In the United States.
The Anglican Church Chronicle
Monthly Paper for Circulation in
the Christian Family,
Will be Issued on the 2d of Dec.
Under lie Management of tte Ker. A.
and the Her. GEO WALLACE.
Tbe Vapcr will co&tain new from the Chrhe In
Great Britain and berCoIoclea, tb United Statei and
the Hawaiian lilaail, af well x General Jtm.
with Notes on Educational, Literary and Scien
tist Topic. Tbe 3lfltIoa Price will be TWO
POLLABS ASDA 3ALIT f'En AXSUJl. rAYABLE
V Limited XnmlwrAif AdfertisementD ivtll
he Inserted afltur Usnal Kutes.
1ST Are requested to
PARTIES HOLDING LEASES
KITS TOSGtrEff AJTU SOUNDS,
Oilord Saltan in Una
c . xutxr. a A f"0"
MATTrTK & COMPAJTST,
PAIAI MANUFACTURERS. WaJhse. Mai
The Very Best Quality or PAIAI
from A 1 TAJtO.
Owlnj to exlrat of Uat tmtttnlai kjr u cm
HVPVL.TC CUKlk'ZlnU&X OTIIUH!. l a
gasraatte FlaaUtiaoi aa4 all casMgcrs ,' UW,
acalB't say failorc of eapplicc
Ordors by Post will Receive
New Goods !
New Goods !
HAS JUST RECEIVED
other late arrivals,
the yis Ear AsisoitniKST or
A VISIT TO HIS
NO. 10 FORT ST. STORE,
- King' St. Store,
Queen St. Store,
33T" WU1 repay the care
ful buyer, for his trouble.
HAVE JUST BECD
fior' West & RsdwQQd
Alto, by Recent Arrival,
Bastern WHITE PMK
Port Orford Cedar
OILS, Z1.SC. I.KAt
nrNEER. vTtJurnc asd
-. 5-4 nod M
1MJ DOfcS' V IKUTIEl K
FANCY COLORED HAHING
THE LVROFtT AXt
BEST ASSORTMENT IN THE CITY.
t Call and Eimlne or tttntk
LEWEH3 & COOKE.
A COMFORTABLE HOME
THE rSOEKSIOXKD HAi KKCgTTL
Fitter! TJp in Elegant Style, .the
Large, Boomy Cottage,
FonnttlT beloiirlB? to the !BaMi wttm " - v-
rrm tee bejvaii the CettmtnUl Hotel rrii, tat
Called the " WMte House."-
It cannot b iBraa,rf i ih ru. - . .
and Cleialtataa Tbe Oreood, mtfZbm, u4 fe
f"TlwTbrc4e!erfmi. Bamented.witbtibadaTreep. rtfMuofmDeeUMBRi a
Unx Sooo liw apart f tte eemTenteaeo of a
Terms alwaja naAerzff
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jolninE thcriatbeea liu
forubl. Home n.der i tt aaaWeaiSl. vImSt
BLOCKS AND 3UST UOOPSL
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