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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1904.
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Territory of Hawaii,
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit.
AT c,IAM11ttslN i.KOIIATn.
in the tnntier of the Etate of AUGUST
PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OP
ACCOUNTS AND DISCHAUGK
AND APPOINTMENT 01' THUS-
THIS AND EXECUTOR.
The petition of Manuel G. Sinlos, Ex-
editor of the estate of August G. Sct.no,
deceased, having been filed, wherein he
nsUs thai his accounts be examined and
approved, and that he be discharged ns
Eccntor and that n suitable person he
appointed to succeed Mini.
It is ordered that Tuesday, the 23rd
day of Aiif,.ist, 1904. at 9 o'clock n. 111., is
the time set for hearing of the r-ild pcti
tton in the Cotntrootn of the Fouuh Cir
cuit Cou t, at South II tin, Hnu.-.ii, at
which lime and place all persons con
cerned inav itniicir and show cause, if
nnv they have, why the prayer of the pe
nnon stimuli nui lie g.iiiui'ii.
Ililo, Hawaii, Jely 21, 1904.
Ily the Court:
A.S. LitHARON GURNEY. Clerk.
Hy Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
R UC.WAY & R IDG WAY, '
Attorneys for Estate 38-4
United Stites of America
Territory of Hawaii
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit.
OltDER FOR SPECIAL TERM.
Deeming it essential to the promotion
of justice, I hereby order that A Special
Term of the Circuit Court of the Fourth
Ciicuit be held in the Court House in
Ililo, ComtncnciiiK on Tuesday the Sec
ond day of Auuiisl, A. D. 1904, at Ten
o'clock in the forenoon of said day and
continuing from day to day and from
lime to time for the period provided by
law, unless sooner adjourned sine die.
Ily order of the Court.
Done at Chambers this 1st day of Julv,
A. I). 1904.
C. F. PARSONS,
The foregoing order is harebv approved
W. F. FREAR,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ter
ritory of Hawaii.
Dated Honolulu, July 5, 1904. 36-4
United States of America
Territory of Hawaii J"
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit.
At Chamiikks In FuonATK.
In the matter of the Estate of IOKEPA
PETITION FOR LETTERS OF AD
MINISTRATION. Petition having been filed by Wailnna
Aj olo, widow of the said deceased, pray
ing that letters of Administration upon
said estate be issued to Kaohimanu.
Notice is hereby given that Tuesday!
the 2nd day of August, 1004. at q o'clock
a. 111., at Chambers, in the Courtroom of
tht Fourth Circuit Court, at Ililo, Ha
waii, be and the s.ime is hereby appointed
the time and place for hearing said peti
tion, at which time and place all persons
interested may appear and show cause, if
any tliey nave, wliy tlic prayer of said
petition should not be granted.
Ililo, Hawaii, July 6, 1904.
Ily the Court:
A.S. LiillARON GURNEY, Clerk.
Ily Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
Ridgway & Ridgway,
Attorneys for Petitioner. 36-3.
In the District Court of the United States
for the Territory of Hawaii.
In the Matterof Y0SA11UR0 OKA, bank
rupt. To the creditors of Y0SAI1LR0 OKA of
Ililo, in the Island of Hawaii, and
District aforesaid, a baiiVtupt.
Notice is hereby given that on the 8th
day of July. A. D. I' 14. Hie Slid YOSA
I1URO OKA was dr'y ndjiidi-ucil b.mk
rupt; and that the fn.it meeting of his
enditors will be held at,the office of
TIIOS. C. RJDGWAY, in Hie City of
Hilo, Island and Teiiito.y of Hawaii, on
the 25th day of July, A. 1). 1904, at 10:00
o'clock in the forenoon, at which time
he s.iid creditors may attend, prove their
claims, nppoiut a Imstee, exa'p'ne the
biukrupt, and tiausict such other busi
nc-s as may properly come before said
TIIOS. C. RIDGWAY,
Referee in Il.ink, jptcy.
Ililo, Hawaii, July J3, 1904. 37-21
K11. 1Min.i1 Notice.
Notice is given that there will be a
meeting of the Third Precinct Republi-
I can Club of the First Representative Dis
OAIIU, H. I. trict of the Territory of Hawaii at the
Christian Science Hall, Waiaken, Friday,
July 22, 1901, at 7:30 p. m,, for the pur
pose of nominating candidates for the
District and Territorial Conventions of
JAh. u, MtWIS,
G. F. Ai'I'onso, President.
Hilo, July 14, 194. 37-a
All cilieus looking for pick and shovel
work can procure same in the district of
Hatu.ikua, between Ookalanud Kukaiau,
during the construction of the new road,
liy applying to the foreman in charge of
the work. L, M. WH1TEH0USE,
CITIZEN LABOR AND
General Protest Entered by Citizens Near Lnupahochoc
Young Men's Republican Club Take the Matter up
Japanese Contractor in Charge of the Work Japanese
Labor Used Almost Exclusively Hamakua Road Board
Investigate the Matter,
The Ookah-Kitk.iifiu Road Con
tract lias been the subject of cor
respondence between the various
Republican committees ami the
Government, and lms)paiiscd several
indignation meetings to be held not
only in the Hamakua District it
self but also in Hilo. The Young
Men's Republican Club have met
several times and discussed the
matter, and at their last meeting
passed the following resolution:
Be it resolved, that it is the sense
of the Young Men's Republican Club of
Hilo that the action of mid L. M. White
house in employing Oilcn'il and non
citizen labor in the cons, inction of slid
road is in plain violation of the letternud
spirit of the ontmct for the building of
said road and is also in violation of the
letter ond spirit of aci 37 of the laws of
the Territoiy of Hawaii se .'ion 1903 en
titled an act to regu'atc the employment
of labor on the Public Works of this
And be it further resolved that it is the
sense of this Club that a rcspccifrl but
vigorous protest be made In the govern
ment officials of the Territory of Hawaii,
having this matter in el'irgc.
And be it fuithcr resolved, that the
Secretary -of this Club transmit to the
Governor of the Tewitory and to the
Superintendent of Public Works each
copv of these resolutions.
JAS. D. LEWIS,
G. F. AFFONSO,
Hilo, Hawaii, July 12, 1004.
As is embodied in the above re
solution, the principal objection
seems to be that Oriental labor is
being used almost entirely 011 the
contract at Ookala. Act 37 of the
last Legislature provided as follows:
"No person shall be employed as
a mechanic or laborer upon any
public work carried on by this
Territory, or by any political sub
division thereof, whether the work
is done by contract or otherwise,
unless such person is a citizen of
the United States, or eligible to be
come a citizen; provided, however,
in the event unskilled citizen labor,
or unskilled labor eligible to be
come citizen labor, cannot be ob
tained to do the required work, the
Supt. of Public Works '
shall have the power to issu per
mits to employ other than citizen,
or eligible to become citien un
skilled labor until said citizen, or
eligible to become citizen unskilled
labor can be obtained."
In accordance with this Act,
when the bids were first called for,
the advertisement specified that
only citien labor be used on the
contract for building the whole
road. The following bids were
made: Heuton & Arioli (specifying
U. S. citizen labor only) $40,168.67,
L. M. Whiteliottse $31,000 and K.
V. Uarnard $29,085. As the ap
propriation was only $15,000 these
bids were too high and the contract
could not be let. Accordingly the
Supt. of Public Works again ad
vertised for the work by sections, it
being understood that citizen labor
was to be used where available, and
the following bids were made:
Heuton & Arioli $13,440.89, L. M.
Whitehouse $12,445 and 1?. W.
Barnard $10,945. Mr. Harnard's
bid was thrown out on account of
some technicality and the coutrnct
was awnrdel Wuitchotise.
It is now claimed by the
Investigating Committee that Mr.
Whitehouse has sublet his contract
to a Japanese by name of I?ukui,
and that this Japanese is turning
down citizen labor when they apply
for jobs. They report that l ttkui
is the head man on the job, whether
he has a sub-contracjt or not, all
tools, building material and goods
for the job arc billed from Hilo
Houses to Fitkiii and arc shipped
to Fiikui directly at Laupahoehoe,
the name of Whitehouse not appear
ing at all. The following petition
signed by 50 natives and Portuguese
shows that there is considerable
available citizen labor:
"We, the undersigned, cit'rens of the
United States and f,japers in this Ter
ritory, wishing to procure employ .ncnt
in the road construction now on between
Ookala and Kukaiau, contract for said
work having been awarded to L. M.
Whitehouse, would like to call your at
tention to the fact that raid work is in
the hands of Japanese in violation of the
law of 1903 which provides that w here
citizen labor cm be procured it must be
"We have been unable thus far to ob
tain employment or to obtain any satis
factory explanation as to ocr not being
employed on this work. Tie foreman is
a Japanese, though cil'zens competent to
superintend are obtainable. This Jap
anesc: li'.fs tefused to give us work and we
ask jour efforts in our behalf."
It is understood a like number
of citzens living near Paauilo are
are deserons of obtaining work.
All of these men claim that they
are willing to work at $1 per day
The following affidavit shows that
Mr. Whitehouse refused labor to
William Evans, being duly sworn says,
that he was a citizen of the Republic of
Hawaii and, therefore a citizen of the
United States of America, that he has
been a resident ot the Hawaiian Islands
since September 1877, that on or about
the day of June 190 ,, at Laupahoehoe he
personally saw Mr. L. M. Whitehouse,
and applied for work on the Kukaiau
Government Road when work should be
commenced 011 said road, siying, "Mr.
Whitehouse, is there any enance for n
job on the roid?" and he (Whitehouse)
replied, "Not much, there is no job for
you there," and that Mr. Whitehouse
gave him no reason for not giving him
employment. Affiant further states that
he was willing to do any kind of work
offered and was also willing to work
lawful hours, at current prices.
(Signed) WILLIAM EVANS.
Subscribed and sworn to before 111c
this 15th day of July, 1904.
(Signed) I. E. RAY,
Ska 1. Notary Public 4th Circuit.
Of course there are two sides to
the question and it may be of in
terest to note the correspondence
that has passed between the Hama
kua Road Hoard and others on the
Paauilo, Hamakua, June 13th, 1904.
C. S. Ilolloway, Esq.,
Superintendent of Public Works,
Honolulu T. of II.
Sir: Owing to the fact th it there are
so few citizens resident in the section
where the Ookala Kukaiau ro.ul is to be
built, we desire th.it you grant to the
contractor permission to employ uon
citizeu labor, miking it a condition- that
no able bodied citien shill be denied
work or job.
Chairman Haiii'iku.i Road Hoard.
P. S. The above shall not be taken to
mean that the contractor may sublet to
Honolulu, I. ofll.June 21st, 1901.
A. Lidgate, Esq,,
Chairman Hamikiia Road Hoard.
Sir: I beg to acknowledge receipt of
you favor of the 13th, iust,, in regard to
lion-citizen labor to be used on the Ooka-lu-Ktikuhiu
road contract, mid would bay
that I have already given my verbal con
sent to the use of Asiatics on the work to
the contractor, and I hereby ratify this
agreement, with the understanding that
all able bodied citizens who apply shall j
be given work, anil thot it is distinctly
understood that no sub contracts shall be
let to any non-citizen.
C. S. HOLLOWAY.
Superintendent of P. W.
Mr. Albert Homer acting for the
Hamakua Road Board made an in
vestigation and reported ns follows:
Paauilo, July 15th, 1904.
Mr. A. Lidgate,
Chairman of the Hamiktia R. lloird,
Dkar Sin: As per instructions of the
Hamakua R. II. I visited the Whitehouse
contract, near Ookala, to investigate the
matter of his having refused to employ
citizen labor on this work, it having been
repotted to Uic R. II. that the aboe was
the case, ond I beg to rcpott the
I went over 011 Tuesday, rlie 12th, of
the mouth, but found that Whltchousc's
foreman had gone into Hilo, so did not
sec him, but I was told that he would be
home early Wednesday forenoon. I then
scut word to all the natives living in that
neighborhood that wished to work on this
contract, to be at the place the following
day at 2 o'clock to meet me there, and I
would like all of them that wished to
work to make formal application in my
presence. I did not rely on the message
of the afternoon, but early ( Wednesday
morning sent a special messenger to tell
thcni if they wished to get work on this
job to be there at the time mentioned a-
hove. There was but one native turned
up during the afternoon, he was offered a
job, he accepted, and promised to be at
work on Thursday, but did not show up.
The fact of the matter is, I do not think
any of these natives would work any wajv
I have known them for years, and have
not known but a few of them to do any
work during this lime. Whitchouse's
foreman, informs me that he will take on
any one that applies for work, and will
pay for pick and shovel work at the rate
of from 8 to 1 iic. per hour. I consider
this very good pay for the clasesof work
that is expected of them. Warehouse's
foreman also told me, that the man that
applied for work when I was there, was
the first native, although there had been
4 Portuguese (2 boys and 2 men); the boys
being at work the day I was there. I be
lieve the men had promised to go to work
in .1 few days. As these Portuguese are not
citizens, and as I know they are not good
nun, they having been recently dis
clrirgcd from Kukaiau, and as White
house is not under any obligation to
employ nou citizens, I believe it in
dicates that any one can get work.
An additional objection has been
made against tlie citizen labor, con
sisting of Hawaiian and Portuguese,
that they desire to have the eight
hours required by the law, include
the time required of them in going
to and from work, some of them
having to walk several miles from
their homes. On this point the
contractors contend that there is no
reason why citizen labor should be
given any privileges while working,
jttht because the law requires that
such labor be used.
Mr. Heuton of Heuton & Arioli
in conversation said ",My bid was
for citizen labor and that was the
labor that I would have put on the
job. At present we are using
citizen labor almost exclusively on
the Pahala-Volcano Road contract,
and I feel sure that we could have
gotten citizen labor for the Ookala
road. We got our citizen labor
from Pah ila and the Kau District."
It is understood that the Govern
ment's attitude in the matter is to
use the citizen labor, so as to en
courage settlers coming Itere and
taking up homesteads, and in keep
ing the homesteaders we now have.
Seoul, July 13. A detachment
of Kuroki's army has been repulsed
at Motion Pass, with heavy loss.
St. Petersburg, July 13. The
General StalT reports that tiie Ja
panese forces attacked Port Arthur
on the iolli iust. and sustained a
teirible repulse, their losses being
Yinkow, July 14. The Japanese
weic repulsed with great loss on
July 12, north of Kaichau.
Alter Const Trnilr.
Conspicuous among the Ala
meda's freight this trip will be near
lo one hundred boxes of Wahinwa
pineapples, which ate to be reship-
ped at the wharf in San I rancisco as
1 soon as the steamer gets nlongide,
by express nil over California and
into Colorado, Oregon and Nebras
ka. Judging by California's suc
cess in creating " box trade " for
select fruits, amounting to millions
of dollats annually, the local ship
pers hope to establish n trade that
1 will prove very profitable to the
packers nt the Wahiawa Colony.
At the same time the shipments
will advertise the fruit-growing
possibilities of the islands in the
most practical way. - Quite a few
boxes are obviously presents of
local people to friends on the coast,
while others bear the addresses of
well known fruit dealers in cities
of California and the Northwest.
Standing orders arc said to have
been received amounting to several
tons for the entire season. The
Wahiawa packers and growers have
adopted a system of sending box
shipment, and expect in time to
work up a trade that will make
quite an invasion in the California
market. The p llcapplcs . raised
here are pronounced of a superior
size and flavor and if the scheme
works the Hawaii growers may
eventually get up a large business
between Honolulu and coast cities.
Senator llurton Appcnls.
St. Louis, July 2. Judge IUmer
H. Adams of the United States Dis
trict Court today granted United
States Senator Joseph R. Burton of
Kansas, convicted of accepting
money trom a company under in
vestigation by the Postofiice Depart
ment, an appeal to the Supreme
Court of the United States. The
ground upon which the appeal is
granted is that the defendant is
accused of an infamous offense, and
the Supreme Court is the only
tribunal having sole jurisdiction.
The defendant urges that the
checks, amounting to $2, 000, were
cashed at Washington, and that if
any offense was committed, it was
done at Washington and not at St.
Louis. Senator Burton was fined
$2, 500 and sentenced to the Iroti
County (Missouri) jail for six
months. He appealed to the
United States Circuit Court of Ap
peals, but today's action takes the
case direct to the Supreme Court of
the United States. An appeal bond
of $to,ooo was immediately fur
nished by Senator Burton. Burton
was present in court.
Mukden, July 13. The Japanese
arc lauding troops at a point mid
way between Port Arthur and
Tokio, July 14. The re
port that the Japanese lost 30,600
men at Port Arthur is unconfirmed.
A rumor that the foi tress has
fallen also lacks confirmation.
St. Petersburg, July 14 The
armies of Generals Oku and Nodzu
arc closing in at Tatchkiao where
Gen. Kuropatkin is intrenched.
The outposts are fifteen miles a
part. Gen. Kuroki is repotted to
be moving toward Hnichcng.
Tokio, July 14. Two warships
and 4 torpedo boats of the Vladivos
tok squadron were off Hok-Kaido
Tokio July 14. Marshal Oyama
reached Dalny on Wednesday.
Tatchikiao, July 14. The Ja
panese attacked this place yesterday
but did not press matters and soon
retired toward Kaichau.
Newchwang, July 14. -Japanese
scouts have been seen six miles
south of this place. General Oku
with 50,000 men is advancing ra
pidly between Newchwang anil.
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