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THU WEKiaV lllLO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, TUKSDAY, FHBRUARY 28, 1905.
Ije Silo vilmnc.
I-KB. 28, 1905.
Enteiedatlhc Postofficc al Hilo.Hn
will, as second-class umllf
rUllMSIIKI) KVKKV TUKSIlAV.
J. CASTI.K Kidgway - Kditor
D. W. Makrh Business Manager.
Hll.O'H l'OM.UTKD WATKU.
Water Supply of Ihr City Kxpourd
to Surface (,'onliunluiitlon.
With the modesty characteristic
of Honolulu Governor Carter re
commends the distribution of
appropriations under the proposed
loan bill for Oahu nud the other
islands in the ratio of three nud a
half to one. Why Honolulu should
expect the big end of every expen
diture of public funds does not
clearly appear. Theic is no mis
taking the fact that the Honolulu
statesmen propose to out-general
the representatives of the other
islands, which is likely to antagon
ize the country members to such an
extent as to create a deadlock in
the legislature. This would be a
deplorable situation of affairs nud
would result in much harm and
bitterness of feeling, both in and
out of the legislative halls. Hono
lulu and the island of Oahu cannot
expect to dictate appropriations or
what may be regarded as necessary
legislation, so long as the outside
districts in the house and senate
are united. The country members
hold the balance of power in the
voting strength of both houses, and
it is not probable that they will sit
passively by and watch Honolulu
and the island of Oahu monopolize
the loan fund in the manner intli
cared by Governor Carter.
If, as is suspected by the "Old
Line Republican" whose commu
nication appears in another column,
there is an clement in both houses
opposed to county government, des
pite their ante-election promises, it
is high time the citizens who believe
in personal and political integrt-ty,
make known in no uncertain
language that they expect their re
presentatives to live up to their
personal and 'platform promises.
Treachery by the legislators at this
time will mean the political death
of every member who violates his
pledge made to a patient but long
suffering people. County govern
ment is inevitable in a country
where American citizenship controls
or counts for anything and no poli
tical perfidy on the part of the
people's representatives will be tol
erated. Such jugglery may prove
successful for a brief space, but the
people demand local self-government
and rely upon their represen
tatives to fulfill their party's prom
cfToit looking to the defeat of county
government directly or indirectly
will be watched with suspicion, nud
so surely as there is another gen
eral election will retribution over
take the candidate who violates
There is such a thing as
even in politics and any
Konl Engineer G. II. Gere has called
tile nllrntlou of tlic lllln Board of Trade
lo tlic danger of cntitiitnlti.it Ion tn the
city's wnlcr ly surface drainage in tlie
neighborhood of ttie source of our water
supply. In n communication to President
Holmes, lie recommended Hint Inline
dlale action be taken looking to the pre
servation of n pure water supply for the
city hy the addition to the government
reservation already acquired for the
water works, ol a portion of the land of
l'unahoa and, belonging to the American
Hoard of Missions. The tn titer has al
ready been taken up with Superintendent
of Public Works Itolloway.
Dr. C. L. Stow and Health Inspector
Bowman of the Hoard of Health have for
warded n report on the exposed condition
of the source of Hilo's water supply. It
has been found that a Japanese cane
planter has ploughed up five acres of the
reservation surrounding the springs
which supply the water for the com
munity, and was fertilizing the soil with
stable manure, when stopped by the
health authorities. He claimed he had a
lease from Manuel Aranjo, a Portuguese,
who declares he holds the five acres of
laud Immediately surrounding the
springs under a four-year lease from
John T. Baker.
In December, 190, Raker surrendered
to the government 57.5 acres of leased
land at the headwaters of the water sup
ply in consideration of the privilege
granted him by Commissioner of Public
Lands Boyd to clear 300 acres of the
Piihouua leasehold which he held from
the government without the right to
clear. The transfer was duly made, and
it appears that Baker has since leased a
part of the government reservation as
his own holdings. The matter is now
being investigated by a sub-committee of
the Hoard of Trade of which Adam Lind
say is chairman, which committee will
also look into the question of acquiring
a portion of the Puunhoa and lauds,
which are held in fee simple by the
American Hoard of Missions.
The springs supplying the city's water
is located about six miles from town in a
small ravine dividing the Piihouua lands
from Punahoa and. All of the lauds of
Piihouua, which have a natural drainage
in the direction of the springs have been
reserved by the government, and it is now
sought by special enactment of the legis
lature to secure the Puuahoa 2nd lands
which lorm a watershed likewise toward
the springs. These latter lands have
an area of 22.8 acres belonging to the
American Hoard of Missions and now un
der lease to the Hilo Sugar Company.
This tract is now under cultivation and
in the opinion of experts should be set
aside as government reserve to preserve
the purity of the water supply.
W. H Lambeit, former superintendent
of the Hilo Railroad, said that he had a
chemical analysis made of the water be
cause of the constant trouble the railroad
were having with the rusting boilers of
their engines, which were supplied with
water from the public mains. Theaualy
sis showed during a period of dry
weather that the water was exceptionally
pure, but after n heavy tain, impurities
traceable to fertilizer were found in a
large proportion in the water. It was
discovered that the greatest trouble oc
curred with the engine boilers during
the rainy season, the boiler tubes becom
ing scaled and eaten through. Mr. Lam
bert expressed the opinion that" such im
purities taken into the stomach must
necessarily be harmful.
The Hoard of Trade have become
aroused to the danger oi the situation
and will press the 'matter promptly with
a view of obtaining title to the laud on
both sides of the springs. After obtain
ing the land, it will be fenced to keep
out the cattle now running loose over the
DIVISION OP LOAN FUND.
Thn Kuullnblo Distribution of
Governor Carter, on the third
day of the legislative session, pres
ented his recommendations for the
appropriation hill for the next two
years, front the loan fund authoi
ized by Act 42, of the Session Laws
of 1 903.
rue items included therein arc
FOR ALL ISLANDS. .
Government Huildiug, Hilo.. f 50,000
Government Huitding, Honolulu 200,000
Armory, National Guard 50,000
Extension of Wharf System 300,000
Educational Buildings 50,000
ISLAND OI HAWAII.
Extension Sewer System f . 20,000
xAlllinilfll 111:11 ivuau qiiiimi,ii yi,lKAj
Pauala to Volcano Koiul...J.y,ooo
nluten to connect with
Koua road.... 12,000
Completion Kahuku Una
I'low road 10,000
Completion IlJi Mile road, Olaa
ISLAND OE MAUI.
Completion Wailuku. Eire Sta
tion and Inil t 4.000
Extension Hell Road System 56,000
Namkti to Kntlua $41,000
Complete Lahaiua and
Maalaca road I.S.000
ISLAND OE KAUAI.
Extension licit Road System $ 36,000
Kalililwai to Moloaa $26,000
Kalihiwai to Haualei 10,000
Bridges nud Culverts, Kolau and p
Wuimea 4 500
ISLAND OE OAHU.
Honolulu Water System $100,000
Extension, Sewers and Storm
New Laundries 15,000
The proposed bill makes appro
priation of $1,100,000 for the two
years ending June 30, 1907, and
includes an item of $50,000 for a
government building at Hilo. The
remaining 'items for armory, exten
sion of wharf system and educa
tional buildings are for expenditure,
wherever the officers of the govern
ment may direct. The Hawaii
delegation regard the recommenda
tion of $650,000 for all the islands
with the exception of the provision
for a Hilo building, as intended for
Honolulu and the island of Oahu.
This would give to Oahu besides
the appropriation especially asked
for that island, $600,000 or a total
of' $851,500, out of the entire
amount appropriated. Some of the
country members are scrutinizing
the proposed measure very care
fully, and it is probable a fight will
be made against the division of the
loan fund in this manner.
The Teachers to Hold TliciV Ucku
Inr (liithorliiK on Friday.
Next Eriday morning at 9 o'clock the
members of the Hilo Teacher's Union
will meet nl the Union School building
to listen lo the instructive program which
has been prepared by the committee, con
sisting of Mr. Neff, Miss M. L. Deyo nud
Mrs. Hattic Wakefield. The public is
Invited to attend. The rrouram is as
Roll Call, answered by the Names nud
Effects of Decisive Battles
Minutes of the Last Meeting
Song Hilo Hoarding School Quartette
Class Language, Eivc Step Method
..: Miss Bohncuberg
Literature in Primary Grades-
Miss M. E. Potter
The Waldenses Rev. W. C. Stewart
Song .... Hilo Boarding School Quartette
A few of the Chemical nud Physical
Properties of the Air around us
Mr. C. O, Smith
School Hygiene -...Mrs. Hitchcock
Postmaster Desha's Ilondsnicu.
George L. Desha was confirmed as
postmaster nt Hilo by the United States
Senate on Eebruary 4th. Mr. Desha,
who is now in Honolulu, will probably
receive his commission without delay,
but will bcTequired to give bonds in the
sum of $26,000. He has already made
arrangements through his brother, Rev.
S. L. Desha, for four local bondsmen,
who will be secured in turn by a blanket
security bond of the Pacific Surety Com
pany. The Postoffice Department re
quire personal bondsmen for all post
masters but do not object to such
bondsmen being secured from loss by an
approved surety company. John T.
Baker, A. Humburg, John A. Scott and
N. C. Willfong, have agreed to become
bondsmen for Postmaster Desha upon
these conditions, and Agent E. E.
Richards will arrange the details. Befoic
the postmaster's commission can issue,
however, the bond in the required amount
must be approved by the Postmaster
General at Washington. The prospects
are that Postmaster Desha will not take
possession of the local office for a month
or longer. In the meantime Postmaster
Madeira is performing the duties of the
office under his old commisiiou.
THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHA
MAILS ARRIVE IN HONOLULU AND DEPART AS EOLLOWS:
Vessels whose names nppenr OVER the date ARRIVE from the Const.
Vessels whose names appear BElXlW the date DEPART for the Coast.
To San J'raucisco; (t) To Colonies; (t)
1 a. tn.
f Destination of Vessels ()
Is Victoria: B. C: (i) To Yokol
S. S. Klnau departs from Hilo for Honolulu every Eriday nt 10:00
S. S. Mnuua Loa'stnail clones in Hilo on Saturdays anil Tuesdays ufarked
(x) at 3:15 p. 111., arriving in Honolulu at daylight tiiree days later.
E. N. HOLMES
Stricken With Apnoplcxy.
Mrs. H. P. Taylor, a tourist, from
Ocean Park, Cal., died Tuesday night
from appoplcxy at the Volcano House.
Medical aid was summoned nud every
comfort extended to the patient during
her last illness. She was traveling in a
party of tourisjts nnd was unaccompanied
by any immediate .friends or relatives.
The remains were buried in Hilo Wednes
The exposed condition of Hilo's
water supply from surface drainage
is one demanding urgent attention.
No time should be lost in securing
the land necessary for a reserve
surrounding the springs supplying
the Hilo water works. Further
delay is dangerous and might result
in a wholesale epidemic of disease
and death that one dislikes to con
template. The wonder is that im
purities in the water supplied to the
public, having chemical properties
strong enough to decompose boiler
metal, has not caused a train of
gastric or stomach troubles more
alarming than already exists.
There is little doubt in the expert
medical mind that much of the ill
ness prevalent in Hilo is directly
attributable to impure drinking
George Lycurgus. the genial host, nc-1
com pan led by his wife and child, arrived 1
yesterday noon with 11 large parly of 1
tourists for the Volcano House. They
left on this morning's train for the moun
tain resort, of which Mr. Lycurgus is pro
prietor nud manager.
Const Survey Steamer.
The S. S. Patterson, belonging to the
U S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, arrived
off port Eriday afternoon. Captain Pratt
in command of the survey steamer has
been surveying the uncharted reefs nud
channels of the Hawaiian Islands. The
vessel arrived at Honolulu on October
13th, nud has been busily engaged in
making BOiuulings in the vicinity of Maui,
Molokai, Lauai and Kahoolawc during
the past four months. The Patterson
has been in Alaskan waters for the past
six years and has just completed a sum
mer cruise in Hawaiian waters, when she
will return to her station at Klska, in the
Aleutian Islands. The vessel is equipped
with steam and is barkeutiuc rfgged.
She is a wooden vessel, of the old type,
176. feet long, 29 feet beam, and with a
draught of 15 feet. Her tonnage is 850
tons uud besides the Captain carries a
crew of sixty, including officers and men.
Captain Pratt is accompanied by his
wife and small daughter. Chris. Con
radt and Miss Wood, daughter of Dr. C.
.1). Wood of Honolulu, are guests of the
ship. They made up a party to the Vol
cauo, spending Saturday uud Sunday at
The Patterson will go to Honolulu this
afternoon, and after coaling will proceed
to San Ernucisco.
First Foreku Church.
Sabbath, Mnrch 5, 1905, it n, pi. "I
nut doing u great work so that I cannot
come down." Neh, 6:3.
7:30 p, m. "They slotted Stephen. "
Where, Oh Where.
Some of the people who don't
believe even in truck farming here,
despite the goods crops which the
Chinese continually raise, ought to
test their incredulitv by the things
George Lycurgus brings down from
the Volcano House. The celery
and cauliflower are as good as any
in California, better, in fact, than
most of that which comes from
here. You can't mention much in
the way of truck which the Volcano
House garden doesn't perfectly
produce. Where, oh where, are
the pests Which so many people
have fits about? Where are the
blights which frosted Kditor
Stacker's truck farm experiments,
down the road a piece from
Kilauca's hostelry? Why is it that
the Volcano House garden thrives
on, while the critics of the man
with the hoe gibe and jeer at the
idea of trying to raise anything In
Hawaii except sugar? Advertiser.
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
AT ClIAMDItRS IN I'ROUATK.
In the matter of the Estate of MARY
PITMAN AILAU of Hilo, Hawaii,
PETITION EOR LETTERS OE AD
MINISTRATION. The petition of Emma C. Maby, next
friend of the deceased, having been filed
praying that Letters of Administration be
Issued to N. C. Willfong as Administrator
of said estate.
Notice is hereby iriven that Tuesday,
the 38th day of March, 1905, at ten
o'clock a. m. be and hereby is appointed
the time for hearing said petition in the
Court room of this Court at Hilo, Hawaii,
at which time and place all persons inter
ested may appear and show cause if any
they have, whythe prayer of said petition
should not be granted.
Hilo, Hawaii, Eeb. nth, 1905.
By the Court:
A. S. LitHARON GURNEY, Clerk.
Hy Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
W. S. Wish,
Attorney for Petitioner. 17-3
Geo. H. Williams, Sub-Agent of Pub
lic Lauds, and E. Brughelli, went to1
Laupahochoe on Wednesday to appraise
certain public lands known an the Kuia
akea laud held by the Lnupnhoehre
Sugar Co. as tenants at will. It is under
stood that the plantation is seeking to se
cure a lease of the tract which comprise
about 97 acres of cane laud. Laud Com
missioner Pratt had intended to make
the appraisement himself, but his pres
ence was required at Honolulu in con
nection with the sessions of the legisla
ture. On Thursday appraisement was
Jjnade of 330 acres of public laud located
at Kuieie, under lease to the Onomeu
Sugar Company, the lease of which will
probably be disposed of nt an early date.
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Notice to Creditors,
Notice to nil persons having claims
against the estate of L. E. Swain, de
ceased, that the undersigned has been
appointed nud has qualified as Executor
of the lust will of said deceased, and is
prepared to receive all claims ngnitiBt
said estate. If such claims nre not pres
ented with proper vouchers within six
mouths from the date hereof they will be
CHAS. S. SWAIN,
Executor of the Will of L. E. Swain,
Caki. S. Smith, Attorney for Executor.
Hilo, Etb. 7, 1905. 15.4
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Lawn Bows Lawn Ties
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G.H. ROBERTSON, Auditor
E. D. TENNEY, Vice-President.
J. WATERHOUSE. Secretary.
W. M. ALEXANDER, C. II. ATHERTON
Notice is hereby given that Herman
LudlofT, doing business under the name
of Hilo Bakery mi Walauucnuc street,
Hilo, Hnvaii, has made a voluntary
assignment to the undersigned for the
benefit of his creditors. The creditors of
Herman Ludloff are hereby requested to
file their claims with the undersigned
within thirty days, and any and all per
sons indebted to the said Herman Ludloff
arq requested to call and pay the same at
once to the undersigned. All claims
against said II. Ludloff must be certified,
Assignee of II. LudlofT.
Hilo, Hawaii, February 161b, 1905.
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