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AT It r.: , ui!mi9S3SKiUI!U V- ptic felrmtje- S3S e ir Briclit, Reliable, NEWSY AND POPULAR. Tlie ProgreBslve PAPER OF HAWAII. Jr - -J ,-t mi " K Voi,. 7. HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1902. No. 47. s a . if-M. . VMur in " 1" " . w t Ka 1' aHHBHiilBBm:-p ik. 1 (- .... ""' . ., . . - ... lm -- - 'Ki-jlki j. -. j"- I I llllBBi' Mlli I II -. .JC.r'i-.- ' '---;-.,--iiMMIlimimaM mu urn mmiHIIWITilBPMWBKBBIIIHHiiointnii n i ill llWii iwvmpmsaijtomnfw irtf-, -linjiiiSr ' .f ' ' 'Tt' rwrs,-; - 'B ' " r " 'v- - k i ' . j-- . R.- .,,-.. ! "r" fern 111 I I 1:1 ', w If ft t' j 3, V ! J i.' &"! HT.' . 1 ' , a l"ltt"'- ! " i-t..Y .r: . t'lf '-" w. r u is' "- ! ljc $Ua vUutnt 1'UM.ISltKD HVUKY I'RIDAY Oppick, Kino Strfkt, Hilo, Hawaii. (Thiiuhu; I1LOCK.) .Ililo Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd. Publishers mid Proprietors. 'President C. C. Ki-.nnkdy Vice-President - It. K. Kiciiard Secretary-Treasurer -I.. W. IIawortii Auditor - A. II. Sutton Directors Oho. 3. McK nzik, I). W. Maviii Advertisements unaccompanied by specific instructions Inserted until ordered out. Advertisements discontinued before expiration of specified period will be charged as if con tinued for lull term. Address alt communications either to the rMltorl.il or lluslncss Departments of Tub Hilo rRIDUNR I'UIILISIIINO CoMrANV. The columnsot Tub Hilo Tkmunk are always open to communications on subjects within the scope of the paper. To recelxe proper attention, each article must be signed by Its author. The -" .when desired, will be held confidential. Thk Hilo Tkiiiunk is not responsible for the . opinions or statements of correspondents. ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. Wise & Ross, ATTORN K YS-AT-LA W Will practice In all Courts of the Territory, and tlie Supreme Court of the United States. Office: Tkimjnk Building, Hrldge Street, HILO. HAWAII .C. M. LIWLOND V. II. SMITH LeBlond & Smith ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Hawaiian, Japanese, and Chinese Interpreters, and Notary Public in Office. Office: Skvbranck Building, Opposite Court House, HILO, HAWAII J. Castlk Ridgway Thos. C. Ridgway Ridgway & Ridgway attornkys-at-law Solicitors of Patents General Law Practice HILO, HAWAII. Notary Tublic in Office. OPPICK: Walaiiuenue and Bridge Streets PHYSICIANS. During my absence Dr. Stow will have charge of my practice. All bills may be paid to him. John J. Graci: R. H. Reid, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office: Spkkckkls' Block. Office Hours : 10 30 to 12 a. ui.; 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. ti Sundays, 9 to 12 a. in. Milton Rice, M. D. Physician and Sukckon Office, Wuiauuenue St. Hours, 8:30 to 10:30 a. m.; 2-4 and 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. Sundays, 9 to 11 a. m. HEAL ESTATE, ETC A. E. Sutton H. Vicars A. E. Sutton & Co. Agents for Londou nud Lancashire Eire Insurance Company, Orient Insur ance Company. Westchester Eire Insurance Company. Auctionukrs, Commission, Rkal Es- TATB AND iNhURANCli AGl'NTS Office in Economic Shok Stork, HILO, HAWAII. W. A. Purely, LII'E. FIRE, ACCIDENT, MARINE INSURANCE Old Custom Housk Huilding, Frotit Street, Hilo, Hawaii. DENTISTS. M. Wachs, I). D. S DENTIST Office Hours, 9 to 4 HILO, HAWAII Walter H. Schoening DENTIST Skvi'.ranci; Housk, Pitman Street, Hilo, Hawaii L. E. Arnaud EMHALMER & FUNERAL DIRECTOR All orders will receive prompt and careful attention Care Owl Drug Store Telephone 15 Hilo, Hawaii Notick Neither the Masters nor Agent of vessels of the "Matson Line" will be responsible for any debts con tracted by the crew. R. T. GUARD, ygent. Hilo, pril 16, 1901. 34. LEGAL NOTICES. in the Circuit Court, l'ourth Circuit, Territory of Hawaii. In 1'roiiath At Chamuhrs. In the matter of the IJstnte of I.UIZ 1'IGUHRKIDO, tlccensctl. The petition of August G. Scrrno. Ad ministrator of the cstntc of I.uiz I'lguc-, rcido, deceased, having been filed," wherein he nsk9 for an order of sale of certain real cstnte, ns follows: One piece of laud situated at Kuku.-tu Second, Hilo, Island and Territory of Hawaii, mote pirticulnrly described as follows: All of that portion of the laud of Kukuau Sec ond, numbered as lot N of eight, in a map of Kukuau Second recorded in the office of the Registrar of Conveyances in Honolulu, in I.tbcr 149, page 167, and beginning at the post at the northwest corner of this lot and the southwest cor ner of lot M, running thence due east 3449 feet along lot M, thence due south 177 feet along n ro.id reserve, thence due west 2449 feet along the remaining por tion of lot eight, thence due north 177.9 feet along a road reserve to the initial point, and containing an area of ten acres. Notice is hereby given that Monday, the 6th day of October, A. D. 1902, at 9 o'clock a. 111., at the Court House of South Hilo, IInvaii,-is' hereby appointed (he time and place for hearing the said pe tition, when and where nil persons in terested in the said estate may appear and then and there show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of said peti tion should not be ranted. Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 1 903. By the Court: DANIEL PORTER, Clerk. Smith & Parsons, Attorneys for Petitioner. 45-3 In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit Territory of Hawaii. In PRonATit. At Chamuhrs. In the Matter of the Estate of Unahlolca (k) late of Hilo, Hawaii, Deceased. The petition and accounts of the Ad ministrator of the Estate of said deceased, having been filed wherein he asks that his accounts be examined and approved, and that a final order be made of distri bution of the property remaining itt his hinds to the persons thereto entitled, and discharging him from alt further responsibility as such administrator. It is ordered that Monday the 6th day of October, A. D. 1902, at 9 o'clock a. in., at Chambers, in the Court House at South Hilo, Hawaii, be and the same is hereby appointed as the time nnd place for hearing said petition and accounts, and that nil persons interested mny then and there appear nnd show cause, if any they have, why the same should not be granted. Hilo, September 8th, 1902. By the Court. DANIEL PORTER. Clerk. Wish & Ross. Attorneys for Petitioner. 45-3 In the Circuit Court of the l'ourth Circuit, Territory of Hawaii. Turm Summons. Maria Gomes, libellant vs. Antone Gomes, libellee. The Territory of Hawaii; to the High Sheriff of the Territory of Hawaii, or Ills Deputy, the SheritTof the Island of Hawaii, or his Deputy: You nre commanded to summon Autone Gomes, defendant, in case he shall file written answer within twenty days after, service hereof, to be and nppenr before the said Circuit Court at the January Term thereof, to be holdennt South Hilo, Iblaud of Hawaii, on Wednesday, the Till ilav iif Tnmiflrv next, nt 10 o'clock a. 111.. to show cause why the claim of Maria Gomes, plalutm. should not he aw aided to her pursuant to the tenor of ' lior niinpv.il mlllinii. Anil Imi'f. vmi then there this Writ with full return of your proceedings thereon. Wituebs Hon. Gilbert F. Little, ludge of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit, nt South Hilo, Huwaii, this 2nd day of V. fc J.V....V..I . v. July, 1902. imnu'.i I'UiuiiK, Clerk. Ily C. E. Ilapai, Deputy Clerk. I -certify the foregoing to be u true copy of the Original Summons in said catibe and that said Court ordered publication of the same nud continuance of said cause until the next term of this Court. DANIEL PORTER, Clerk. Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 1902. 45-6t In the Circnit Court of the Fourth Circuit, Territory of Hawaii. Tkhm Summons. Wong Cha Kin Chin, plaintiff, vs. Chin Cheou, defendant. The Territory ol Hawaii; to the High Slierin 01 tue lerrt his Denutv, the Sh i Territory of Hawaii, or lieriff of the Island of Hawaii, or his Deputy: You are commanded to summon Chin Cheou, defendant, in case he shall file written answer within twenty days after service hereof, to be and appear before the said Circuit Court at the next term thereof, to be liolden nt South Hilo, Iblaud of Hawaii, on Monday, the 2nd rL.ced to T M Homer who testi diy of June next, nt 10 o'clock a. m.. to rtCleU l .J' al' Ilor,ler wno tebU show cause why the claim of Wong Clin ' fied later in the -day, brought out her annexed petition. And have you or five cents a pound for a period your!Hocee.ts'tl,rere,n,mi '"" retUrn f'of WOuld Put thc "X ' Witness Hon. Gilbert F. Little, Judge 'its feet. The paper read by Mr. of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit, t Torller al ti,e evening session wis at South Hilo, Hawaii, this 25th day of ' llor"r ai ",e evening session was April, 1902. 1 one of the best presentations of the IMNJUL, I'UKiuK, uierie. Uy C. E. Hunai, Deputy Clerk, I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Original Summons in said cause and that said Court ordered publi. cation of the same nud continuance of said cause until the next term of this Court. DANIEL PORTER, Clerk. Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 1902. 45-6 rnmrtiippiAti ni WvrlV LOIIIIHISSIOII al TtUTK. INDUSTRIAL TIVE AND ADMIXISTUA (JUKST10XS. Sessions of the Scnntorlnl Committee In the Hilo Court House Attract Mnny Hcnrcrs Hrlcf Itcsuuic of the Testimony Taken. The Senatorial Commission ac complished a large amount of work while in Hilo and on Hawaii. They deviated neither to the right nor to the left for entertainment or pleasures, but labored steadfastly and were able to say on leaving that they were beginning to sec the bottom of the Hawaiian situation. The Senators were naturally reti cent regarding their general con clusions reached from a considera tion of testimony so far taken. They would, of course, not talk for publication, but from their remarks it can be inferred that they will recommend sweeping changes in the administration of affairs in Ha waii. Not one of the party regretted having come to Hilo. Kach Sena tor was pleased with the people and the place and as for testimony re lating to the principal questions be fore them, they got it in good sub stantial and voluminous form. On one question there was no apparent division of sentiment among the members of the commis sion and they displayed no back wardness in making their convic tions known. This was the ques tion of a breakwater for Hilo har bor. Senator Mitchell said so far as he was concerned his mind was made up and that he would ur gently recommend that the United States Government construct a breakwater here as early as possible. This happy conclusion was reached after the Commission had heard testimony from leading Hilo citi zens and after they had made a per sonal investigating tour of the bay. The sessions of the Commission in Hilo, as stated in last week's Tribunk were held in the Court room, beginning shortly after the arrival of the Senators by the Claudine on Thursday afternoon. The commission was welcomed to lhdr labors ; Hllo by judge j iule I . ... I i he first witness called was Mr. P. Peck. He. presented a memorial 1 pointing out in a cursory Way what the citizens of Hilo considered im portant matters for the Commission to inquire into. Mr. Peck was questioned on a variety of subjects. As a good omen of the rapid coming to the front of the coffee industry in Hawaii, Mr. A. L. Louissou of Hamakua was on hand and loaded with tacts for the Sena tors. He gave them a detailed statement of the condition of the coffee in dustry and made a strong showing in behalf of a protective tariff on coffee. The Senators were search ing in their inquiry as to whether this protection should be in the form of a tariff, or a bounty to Ha waiian growers. The drift ot the inquiry indicated that a bounty on Hawaiian cofTee was not an objec tionable idea to the members of the Commission. The questions asked Mr. Louissou and the inquiries di- hearintr The coffee industrv wn j 1,eanb' l "e cont-e "UUStry was 1 therefore doubly fortunate in hav- )., rnr Hinmninni hntli Mr T m,ia ,nB ,or Champions both Mr. Lotus- .son and Mr. Homer. Mr. Horner threw a great deal of light on thc labor situation. He believed that thc admission of Chinese as agri. cl,Uural laborers would solve the labor famine in Hawaii and be- lieved also that th's is about the only solution. Mr. Homer said that without encouragement of some kind the coffee industry in this Territory would languish until something occurred to raise the price. Senator Burton suggested that there was a market in America for the entire Hawaiian crop of coffee at fancy figures if the Hawaiian grower could only find it. The quality of Hawaiian coffee is so much superior to that of other countries that Senator Burton be lieved if the people could be made to understand it, they would pay an extra price to get it. Mr, Horner said that with the bounty spoken of, the growers could afford to make the effort to introduce their coffee and at the end of some reasonable period the bouulv might be dropped without injury to the trade built up. In the course of his paper, Mr. Horner proved by good testimony that small farming in almost every line in Hawaii is at the mercy of insect pests. He said that until science tomes to the rescue with some an tidote for worms and bugs, the small, farmer here will travel a thorr and rocky road. The question of the administra tion ui' the public land laws was specifically handled by A. B. Loe benstciu. lie attacked the admin istration of Governor Dole and Laud Commissioner Boyd as abounding in favoritism. He es pecially found fault with the man ner in which public lands on this ii'and hid been dispensed to settle ment associations. He was asked I if he thought thc ex-Queen should have compensation for the loss of the Crown Lands. He replied em phatically in the affirmative. One of the most sensational wit nesses examined in Hilo was Sheriff Andrews. His blunt confessions of abuses in the administration of the penal laws of this country, to gether with the exposition of the numerous frailties in the local code, made by various witnesses, pro duced a profound effect on the Commission. If they recommend a speedy enactment of a county government bill, it will be largely because of the prevalence of injus tice, maladministration and abuse under existing laws. Sheriff Andrews was asked as to his policy of riveting balls and chains to the limbs of prisoners. He replied that prisoners wore the riveted ball and chain uudet'fiis orders; that he considered it more humane to secure prisoners this way than to keep armed guards over them, which would result in a prisoner being shot should he seek to escape. Mr. Andrews said that he did not believe the method of handling prisoners in Hilo would have a bad moral effect upon chil dren. When asked if he had nny warrant for so handling prisoners, he said: No, I have no warrant, it is simply my way. Senator Burton said: "Then nothing but your conscience pre vents you from chaining prisoners to trees?" Andrews No sir. Burton Is it true that these chains are riveted to the prisoners? Andrews Yes .sir. Burton They wear them in their cells at night? Andrews Yes sir. Burton Do prisoners get pay for their work? Andrews No. They are con fined at hard labor. Burton Is any tab kept on the Sheriff or Road Supervisor of the number of men employed on the roads? Andrews No. The Govern ment relies on the honesty of its officers. At the night session Sheriff An drews was recalled. He was asked concerning the prosecution of crim inal cases. He astonished the Commission when he told them that Mft In iiifimii ii nijrriii rrttfr n ' iHh it was his duty here to prosecute all criminal cases and that he was not n lawyer. Andrews nlso said that there is no practical difference in the working of his department how as compared either with the custom under the monarchy or un der the Provisional Government. W. S. Wise asked the Sheriff how it was that no warrant for ar rest is served by the Police Depart ment without his O. K. Andrews denied that this was the practice. Judge Little was called by the Commission and his story on vari ous phases of Hawaiian conditions was interesting. He was first asked about the system of filling vacan cies on the Territorial Supreme bench. The questions by Senator Mitchell and the answers by Judge Little make a concise story of Ha waii's ridiculous system of appoint ing members of the bar to sit in causes in the Supreme Court. Judge Little explained that the reason why there is no appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court is because one faction at Washington over looked the point, while the Organic Act was under consideration. The other b'ide, that is the Dole contin gent designed that there should Le no appeal. While speaking of the abnormal powers" exercised under some branches of the Government at Honolulu, Judge Little referred to the Dole oligarchy. "Why do you call it an oligar chy," asked Senator Mitchell. "Because Dole and two or three others ran the Government. If you gentlemen could have lived here at the time I came, you would have been horrified at the conditions that existed and many of which are still in existence. If the same con ditions had been forced upon the people of the United States and the same treasonable conduct made manifest, any man connected with such transactions would have been hanged. Mitchell asked as to life sentences for burglary. Judge Little read om the Penal Laws the statute providing tliat any one embezzling from the Government may be pun ished by imprisonment at hard labor for life or any number of years, or by a fine not exceeding five times the property embezzled Senator Burton then said: If you embezzled $5 you would either be fined $25 or be sent to the peni tentiary for life? Little Yes sir, that is the law. Burton You must have great confidence in the judges down here. Little Not so much so now as they used to have. TndiT T.ittlo Hipn rpnd frnm thi Penal Laws the provision for life, sentence to the penitentiary for , burglary in the first degree. When asked for any special mat ters he would like the Commission to consider, Judge Little said: I think we should have an express recommendation from thc Com mittee in the interest of county government, pointing out numer ous incongruous conditions arising from the present system of govern ment. Judge Little also recommended the amendment of the Organic Act extending the right of appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court. He recommended that the Commission give the subject of a breakwater more than passing consideration. Senator Mitchell at this point committed himself in favor of a breakwater. He said: "There is I no reason why the general govern ment should not do it, should not improve this harbor. I do not like to commit myself, but on this I will state thai I think something should be done to give you a breakwater. Regarding the question of indem - uifying the Queen, Judge Little said, there is a very decided senti ment among Americans that she should be indemnified for the loss of her crown lands. "This," said he, "grows out of the overthrow of the monarchy, which, it must be admitted, was without right and without any preteuce of justice, and without notice or warning. She was the innocent victim of a condition of things she was not able to overbalance. She was in a measure intimidated by the marines landed from an American war ves sel. In reply to a question the Judge said it was the prevailing sentiment that the monarchy would uot have been overthrown except for the American Government. He said a proper indemnification would go far toward making the Hawaii aus satisfied with the American Government. To the Volcano House. COMMISSION AM) H1I.01TES MAKE THE EXCUKS10X. Sessions Are Held nt Mountain Ylcir by the Indefatigable Senators They See the Volcnno In Ac Hon nnd Feel nn Knrtlin,nnkc. Friday forenoon thc Senators put in the time making a personal survey of the Hilo harbor. They were at P. Peck's for an early luncheon and at 12 o'clock sharp were at the Hilo Railroad station where a special awaited them to carry them to Mountain View. Two splendid coaches were available for th.e party which was composed of the follow ing people: Senator J. H. Mitchell, Senator and Mrs. J. R. Burton, Senator A. G. Foster and Anna B. Griggs, Senator and Mrs. J. M. Thurston, C. W. De Knight, Sec retary H. E. Cooper, Judge Geo. D.-Gear, Col. and Mrs. Sam Par ker, H. C. Robertson and Mrs. Robertson, Paul F. Mohr, Col. C. A. Stobie, C. C. Kennedy, L. Sev erance, E. M. Boyd and Mrs. Boyd, D. L. Conkljng, A. Rtchley and Mrs. Richlcy, J. T. McCrosson, J. T. Moir, W. A. Purdy, R. C. A. Peterson, E. S. Boyd, E. D. Bald win, A. B. Loebensteiu, A. C. Pal frey, A. Horner, W. C. Cook, F. K. Lowell, Miss Anna Rose, J. U. Smith, L. A. Andrews, Carrol Pur man, T. R. Robertson. The magnificent excurson train was at the disposal of this party through the courtesy of B. F. Dil lingham. Stopping at Olaa the party made a brief examination of the sugar mill, then the train sped on to Mountain View. It was the inten tion to hold a session of the Com mission at this place but the wit nesses were not present. So every body boarded vehicles furnished by the Volcano Stables and started on the 14 miles trip through tropi cal forests to the Volcano house. Manager Waldron had everything in readiness for the proper recep tion of the party. As all were seated at tbe suPPer taWe Madam Pcle greeted them with a bit of her most positive testimony in the form of an earth quake. It was a nice gentle earthquake, just enough to win the profound regard of the august Senators for the goddess of fire who has been chained in Hale maumau for several years. Supper over, the Senatorial party was pro vided with horses and under the direction of Sheriff Andrews all 1 were led to the brink of the crater where they saw a magnificent dis play. Lava was vigorously spout ing from the cracks in the crust of the old lava lake. After viewing the weird scene to their hearts con tent, the Senators returned to the Volcano house, arriving at 10 o'clock p. tn. Early Saturday morning all l hands were routed out for break- fast aml at 8 0"ciock they were ou .. , , . . At , lt tlie "wanl P through the ' forcst roads. At Mountain View I the Commission held a session hear- ing some of the most important testimony that was submitted to them either 011 Hawaii or Oahtt. Senator Nicholas Russell was the first gentleman to appear before the Commission at Mountain View. He filed a paper, which was a scholarly exposition of the political, social and industrial conditions in Hawaii. The paper alone would give any reader a clear conception of Ha waiian life and Hawaiian problems. T. J, Ryan presented a monster brief on thc land system. Mr. Ryan had given time and thought to the preparation of his subject: : His paper was backed by thirty-four (Continued ou page 4.) .,wLJfiL. M ".