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MARCH' 20, 1903.
Enteitdntthc Postoffice l Hllo, lln
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POnUSIIItD RVKKV FRIDAY.
L. W. H A WORTH
BRIDGE STREET CLAIMS.
Tint extension of Bridge Street
has been a leading topic of conver
sation in Hilo for nearly two years.
It, still occupies the center of the
stage and apparently is no nearer a
solution than it was in the begin
ning. It has again reached the stage
at which owners of property are
asked to send in their claims for
damages. These are coming in
slowly to K. E. Richards, who as
agent of the Public Works Depart
ment is conducting-the negotiations.
TJrnm the size of the amount of
some of the claims, the out look is
that a commission will have to be
appointed to adjust the claims and
It is generally known that the
past negotiations in connection with
this proposed extension, smell too
loudlv of malfeasance in office to
admit of too thorough a stirring
up. There have been trades which
are discreditable to the public ser
vice and are good arguments in
themselves for the early extension
of the United States Land Laws to
In the hands of Mr. Richards or
ultimately at the hands of a com
mission which he shall probably
name, it may be confidently hoped
that the negotiations will be brought
to a speedy and proper close. The
time is past when it is proper for
Territorial officials to give $1 0,000
comer lots to private individuals
for a beggarly right of way through
out side lots. When the proposed
government road will largely in
crease the value of private property
through which it runs, thet official
who awards a small fortune to stub
born land holders is certainly for
getting his responsibilities to the
To have avoided all such dis
creditable dickering, a jury to
award compensation should have
been appointed over a year ago.
As Mr. Richards' now says, "It
looks as though a commission would
have to be appointed to settle the
business yet," It would be a good
idea for Superintendent Cooper to
strat right, right now.
NEW AND BETTER POLICY.
A resident of Hilo was heard to
remark a few days ago upon his
dissatisfaction with business in Ha
waii nnd to express the intention of
emigrating to the Philippines. He
fore contemplating so rash an act,
we desire to caution such persons
against the dangers which beset
travelers or prospective settlers in
that plague stricken country.
Governor Taft in his latest report
on conditions in the Philippines,
dwells at considerable length on the
distress of the inhabitants resulting
from the destruction by rinderpest
of 90 per cent of the carabaos or
water buffalo the only draft ani
mal of that country and the eon-
sequent failure of the rice crop, fol
lowed by an epidemic of cholera
which had swept over that country.
The abolition by Congress ofthe
export duties on goods shipped to
the United States has. materially
reduced the revenues of the island
when most needed.
Further the decline in the price
of silver, the evils of a fluctuating
currency and the general impover
ishment of the people, have reduced
the country to a condition of dire
distress. Approximately, 100,000
lives were lost from the ravages of
cholera, including in its list of vic
tims several persons well known
in Hawaii. To supply subsistence
to the suffering the civil govern
ment of the islands made large pur
chases of Philippine rice which were
distributed among those who were
starving. As the time approaches
to make the new crop, the people
are without draft animals, the prices
of which have advanced nearly 75
per cent and have to be bought
elsewhere. On one plantation
where 30,000 Filipino laborers were
employed, only 50 carabaos out of
12,000 animals survived the attack
of the rinderpest disease. It is esti
mated under the most favorable
circumstances and with laws en
couraging agriculture, it will require
five years to revive the agricultural
industry in the Philippines. Such
a condition of distress and misery
prevails that Congress was called
upon to appropriate and did appro
priate three million dollars for the
people's relief. This is a sad pic
ture, which appeals to the sympathy
and commiseration of the entire
country. The condition is a deplor
able one and does not present an
inviting prospect for the prospective
settler in that tropical country.
The sage of the "Coffee Slop"
says the Sheriff of Hawaii must be
a linguist. It is nlso parentheti
cally stated that J. II. Smith is not
a linguist, liven if true, this ar
raignment of Smith might.be offset
with the provable assertion that he
is a "crackerjack" whist player.
But as to the necessity of linguistic
talents in the Sheriff of Hawaii,
TIIK IIIM) i:i,i:UTUlU llllil,.
Details of the Frnnclilpn Axkril For
by Hllo Klcrtrlc Light Co.
The bill introduced by Repre
sentative J. I). I.ewis, granting a
franchise to the Hilo lilcctric Light
Co., to construct and operate an
electric railway in the District of
Hilo provides that the powers and
rights granted cover a period of
thirty years. By the terms of the
this is amazing, when one remem'-ibill the company is required to
bers how the Herald has held up as I make substantial beginning within
a model ;n all things, the present
two years from the approval of the
incumbent. We venture to feebly 1 act by Congress, and must have five
assert, however, that more than
linguistic talents are required of the
successor to Sheriff Andrews. The
future sheriff should be a man who
knows the difference between an
honest intention and common hon-.
esty. He should have some ac
quaintance with that immortal doc
ument, the American 'Constitution,
and withal possess a conscience that
would prevent him from nullifying
it, though he might be dealing with
the poorest Jap and most miserable
Porto Rican ever imported.
Another week has passed with
out any appreciable progress in the
County Bill in the Legislature. The
Senate in committee has done work
which will come to light later. But
the House seems been on a sluggard
course. In the face of the necessity
for an exhibition of statesmanship
why do our legislators show a pref
erence for monkeying with applica
tions for private franchises , instead
of pondering upon the public weal.
1 1' the Representatives in the
House from this Island have any
influence or power they should ex
ert it in behalf of legislation that
will make this Territory worthy of
a place in the American Union.
The County Bill and the Appropria
tion bill should command the riglit
of way no matter how stretuibusly
private interests press their demands
Mr. Iv. E. Richards, local repre
sentative of the Department of Pub
lic Works, states that in response
to the department's request for the
filing of claims for damages on ac
count of the extension of Bridge
street many are coming in. He
says also that the figures run high
and will probably have to be scaled
down by a commission to be ap
pointed for that purpose. Superin
tendent II. E. Cooper in discussing
this same subject says that no deals
will be made with property owners
which will not bear the light of day.
All negotiations for trades of right
of way for other government land,
not entirely consummated are de
clared off and the deal must be com
menced over again. No transac
tion in connection with this matter
will go through without careful
final consideration by Superintend
ent Cooper and if Messrs Cooper
and Richards are unable to agree
with the owners upon valuations,
the job will be turned over to a jury
of arbitration. I
Mr. Cooper's talk upon the sub
ject indicated a temper that would
give scant patience to any further
efforts to rob the Territory of rich
slices ofthe public domain.
II. E. Cooi'KR while on an official
trip to Maui was called back to Ho
nolulu by a wireless message, for
the purpose of giving testimony in
relation to the Chinese Immigration
Fund. Mr. Cooper can claim credit
for having experienced the first in
spiration regarding this fund '
While the liberties Mr. Cooper took
regarding this money, huve neither
blackened his name nor injured his
qualifications as an office getter, he
probably considers it as a ghost of
Bauquo, which will not down.
Tiik petition for a Hilo park,
published elsewhere in this issue
was tabled in the Legislature owing
to the fact that it was not properly
drawn up. The park was a pos
sibility because the Waiakea Mill
Company was willing to release
certain lands for the purpose, now
held under lease. The petition
failed to connect properly the speci
fic tracts and did not show the
necessary documents to make it
clear to the Legislature that action
would be effective. Measures for
the benefit of Hilo require a steers
man and a host of good men at the
Tiik House refused to pass an
emergency appropriation for the
purpose of defraying the expense of
bringing Wray Taylor back to
Honolulu, and as a consequence
Special Agent Lindsay may be re
called. Attorney General Andrews
said concerning the situation: ",As
matters now stand any man can
abscond and we can do nothing to
Tiik Tkihune believes it would
be a mistake for Philip Peck to
sever his connection with the Hilo
Kohala railway even though the
franchise asked for by the Hilo
Electric Light Co. should be granted
by the Legislature. Mr. Peck has
been spending time and effort and
money in the effort to effect railroad
communication with the rich dis
tricts to the North. The appearance
of a possible competitor in the field
should serve only to spur the rail
road promoters to decisive action.
Tiik humorous folks in Hilo have
been amusing themselves the past
few days in announcing slates for
County offices. A frost wave from
Hamakua or Kau will settle the
hash for any all-Hilo slate that is
sprung. Any how this premature
anxiety might discourage the Legis
lature and result in no County Bill.
It's too soon to talk County politics.
It now turns out that Wray Tay
lor is wanted for embezzlement.
He is another victim of the Chinese
Trust Fund. Until he came in
contact with this much bandied wad
of lucre his hands were clean. .The
marvel iii connection with the
Chinese fund is that no official with
nerve enough to steal the whole
pile got his hands upon it.
Tiik battle of franchises waxes
hot in the Legislature. The County
Bill if the gods permit it to become
a law, will transfer a large part of
the power to bestow gifts from the
Legislature to the various County
Boards. Hence the scramble.
Tiik conservative element in
other parts of Hawaii are going on
record in behalf of the plan to make
one county ot tins island and to
make Hilo a municipality.
miles of track in operation within
five years from the date of approval.
The bill calls for the right to con
struct an electric rnihv.iv nloiiir the I
J O 1
nuo roau 10 naicaiau, aim upon
the following streets in Hilo.
From a point at or near Cocoauut
Island, thence in a southwesterly
direction along the New Wharf
road to the , Waiakea river; thence
across the Waiakea river on the
new bridge at mouth of river to
continuation of Front street; thence
northwesterly along Front street to
Waianuenue street; thence along
Waianuenue street to junction of
Piihonua road with Kaumana road;
thence along Piihonua road to third
mile post; and also from the junc
tion of Piihonua road along the
Kaumana road to fifth mile post;
and also from the junction of Wai
anuenue street and Bridge street;
thence along Bridge street across
the Wailuku river on lower bridge
to Lehua avenue; thence along I,e-
hua avenue to Hilo road; and also
beginning at the junction of Pit
man street with Waianuenue street;
and also beginning at the junction
of Front street and Church street;
thence along Church street to Ilalai
Hills; and also beginning at the
junction of Waianuenue street and
Bridge street; thence along the ex
tension of Bridge street when opened
to Volcano street, and along Vol
cano road to fourth mile post; and
also beginning at the junction of
Pitman street with Waianuenue
street; thence along Pitman street
to Church street; also beginning at
junction of Pleasant street and
Church street, thence along Pleas
ant street and extension to Villa
Franca road, thence along Villa
Franca road to Volcano street; and
also from the junction of the New
Wharf road and Front street east
erly across the Waiakea river on
the old'bridge, and along Puna road
and Hoolulu Park road; Vuid also
from the junction of Puna road
with Cocoauut Island road along
Cocoauut Island road to point of
beginning; also beginning at junc
tion of Ponahawai street and Front
street and thence along Ponahawai
street and extension to Kaumana
To call your attention to a new collection of
Hawaiian Songs just published by us entitled
."SONGS OF HAWAII"
This collection contains a number of old Songs
and Hulas never previously published. This
book is beautifully illustrated. Price $1.50
postpaid. Order direct of the
BERGSTROM MUSIC CO., Honolulu
Box 576, Honolulu, T. H.
THE HAWAIIAN FERTILIZER CO., Ltd.
Special Fertilizer for Cane and Rice Fields -
Soil Analysis Made nnd Fertilizer Furnished Suitable to Soil, Clinnte nnd Crop
Sutphato of Ammonium
Sulphate of Potash
Nitrato of Soda
H. C. Phosphates
Fertilizers for sale in large or small ciuantitles. Fertilize your lawns with our
Special Ijiwii Fertilizer.
1. O. IlOX 767,
J. n. ATHERTON, President.
J. P. COOKE. Secretary.
GRO. II. KOHRRTSON. )
R. 1). TENNEY, Directors.
R. F. IlISIIOI1, )
C. M. COOKR. Vice-President.
GRQ. R. CARTER,
Treasurer and Manager.
J. T. CRAWLEY,
Superintendent anil ChctuUt.
public LANDS NOTICE.
On Saturday, April 18, 1903, at 13
o'clock noonnt theolficcof R, I). Baldwin,
Hilo, Hawaii, will lie sold at Public Auc-
Hon, under special terms of cultivation ,
and improvements, nu Island situate in 1
the South brunch ofthe lava How of iSSi, 1
in Kaumana, Hiio, containing 34.30 acres
more or less. Upset price J6.00 per acre.
For plan and further particulars apply
at the Public Lands Office, Honolulu, or
nt the office ofR. I), ll.tldwin, Hilo.
EDWARD S. IIOYD,
Commissioner of Public Lauds. .
Public Land Office, March 16, 1903. 30-4 '
Those who complain that the
Hilo-Kohala railroad has been slow
in getting upon its feet, should not
forget that it was only last October
that its line was given the stamp of
official approval at Honolulu. It
is well known that capital is slow
to back plans that have not been
approved. It is also well known
that since October last, the negotia
tions for the building of this road
have gone forward with twice the
speed that big enterprises ordinarily
develop in Hawaii.
Tiro Claims lloud.
Washington, D. C, March 14.
Bonds to the amount of 55320,000
for the payment of the Hawaiian
Fire Claims were sent on their way
to Honolulu today. The bonds go
forward in charge of an agent of
the Treasury Department.
Washintou, D. C, March 16
In the Circuit Court, ofthe Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii, U. S. A.
In Pkohatk At Chamiihks.
In the matter of the estate of RKARKA
(w), of Kalaoa, Hilo, Hawaii, de
ceased. Petition hoviiiK been fited by Ilila Wai
alee, of Hilo, praying that letters of ad
ministration upon said estate be issued to
Notice is hereby f,xn that Monday,
the 30th day of March, A. D. 1903. at 9
I o'clock a. m , lie and hereby is appointed
for hearing s.dd petition in the Court
1 room of this Court, tit South Hilo, Ha
waii, at which time and place all persons
concerned may appear nml show cause,
if any they "have, why said petition
should not he granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, March 4, 1903.
Hv the Court:
DANIEL PORTER. Clerk.
F. S. Lyman,
Attorney for Petitioner. 1S-3
will deliver to you
of all flavors
Lemon, Cream, Ginger Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Pineapple, Or
ange, Strawberry, etc., etc.
Nukoii D. Camhka. Mok.
Walnnuenue St., near Pitman
Several of Senator Morgan's amend
ments to the Panama Canal treaty
have been defeated in the Senate.
One of them declares that the treaty
shall not invalidate
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii, U. S. A.
In Pkoiiatk At Chamiikks.
In the matter of the estate of LOUISE
J. A1H1EY, deceased.
The petition of Josephine Duyo, ad
ministratrix of the above estate bav
in; been filed, wherein she asks that
her accounts be examined, approved and
..II... ll .li.i. lw llalw ... .111. Lfllfl aitildi
the bpooner'of ,onsli j. Abbey, deceased, ma) be
plan of acquisition of the canal in j s"r-5 VfsWX--:i " Ti I l"t - i x .TC llnplo Qam'o Plfian QnnD
perpetuity instead of a lease. An- hTbondMue UulU S UlyttP ulUTC
rtt!inr ti.ne in nrm.lflnf tbn t fill trinfv bilitV.
. ... , ... 1 . ,- r" 1 It is ordered that Monday, the 6th day
should be submitted to trance for 0r April, A. D. 1903, at 9 o'clock a. in., in
approval the CourtroouiofthtrFourth Circuit Court,
' ' j Hilo, Hawaii, be and the same hereby is
New Orleans, March 13. The appointed as .the time and place for hear-
, '. . . ... 1 iiie such petition and accounts, and that
waters of the Mississippi continue 1 if persons interested may appear ond
tn ric nurl tlm nntwlitinnu born mill show cause, if any they have, why such
A hill introduced in the Legis
lature which has had a favorable
reception is that adding $1,000 to
the salaries of Circuit Judges in the
Tiik reports from Honolulu at
this stage of the game are that the
Tuu mechanics of Hilo are tack
ling a proposition that has made
in Honolulu sweat
A second cold wave has carried
Hawaii's winter far into the lap of
Admiral lleckley reports that n bltf
contingent ofthe tourists who arrived by
the Siberia may lie expected in Hilo next
bill will tilti- I week. It lias been snested from Ho-
" 1 ... .... 1,11 mi nlil lime lllttll
mutely pass practically as drafted; for their entertainment while in the city.
at all points up the river, are grow
ing more serious. The danger
point has passed, but still the re
petition should not be granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, March 4, 1903.
lly the Court:
DANIEL PORTER. Clerk.
Ity Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
HILO, - - - HAWAII
rf r 4
norlu frn. 1m lln.rii.nr rtnitltu itwli. WlSIt & ROSS.
rw......w... ............ , Alt for petitioner.
catc that the high nnrk has not 1 ,
been reached. In this city thej (jcrmaiiy DoiiiiiiiiIh l'rlylU'Ki's
danger of flood is imminent. The ., Germany. March 14,
dikes are still intact and there has j The German Government is taking
A llividt'llil fif A lift riMil ii ,imi' iliw.
not been teporteu as yet a great great interest in wie progress ui wie ami p.iyume tome stockiioiitersoi the L.
Wpi. I1r1.nl, n,,v nlm-o nlnnrr thi. in. ! Cuban Reciprocity Treaty in the 1 Turner Co , Ltd.. Hilo, Hawaii.
Klin it if.
Hllo, March 4, 1903.
levee break any place along the en
tire lower river. The City audi
United States Senate. Although
H(riiiniiv' linn nnl linne as far as
State are working in harmony to . u,lgand j making a formal pro
prevent any breaks, and the levees j test, it is practically assured that
here are being strengthened. The the ratification of the treaty will
record of the height ot water at ,'ead to an immediate request from
iieruiuiiy iui uil-uiu-ui m n nti-.i.
tipper Mississippi and Ohio river
points, shows that the flood will be
one of the greatest in twenty years,
and that heavy losses must follow
Should this request be refused, as
it probably will, Germany will re
taliate with discriminating tariffs.
It is likely that the beet-sugar
counties will follow the same plan.
And ion Sale. '
Saturday, March 21, at 3 o'clock p. 111.,
at the auction rooms on Church street,
next to Herald office, I will sell at auc
tion a lot of Dry (toodi, Groceries, Fur
niture, etc., etc., etc.
I, E. RAY,