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f! ?v v u I- r. 1- i ? r ! SUPERVISORS ENACT COUNTY ORDINANCES (Continued from I'ligu l'our) introduced a nsolution appropriat ing $100 out of the General Fund for incidentals for the County Clerk, which was referred to the Finance Committee. Proceeding to the order of the day, the Hoard took tip the con sideration of the following claims for salary, the same being referred to the Committee on Finance: N. K. Lyman, interpreter, $10; N. K. Lvnmii. sheriff's clerk. S7i: B. H. Brown, Jr., janitor Fircmai.'s Hall, $35; W. A. Fetter, deputy sheriff, $135; A. A. Hapai, clerk to County Attorney, $33.87; Ililo and Hawaii Telephone Co., rent, $1.30; James Mattoon, deputy sherriff, $60. Supervisor Desha arose and ask ed for information relative to the right of the Board to pass upon salaries of county officials, such as deputy sheriffs, already provided for by the County Act. He thought the Board had nothing whatever to do with these matters. Fernandez was of the opinion that the proper procedure was to refer all such matters to the Finance Committee, which was done. Bills from T. II. Davies & Co., Ltd., the Hilo and Puna road boards, were likewise referred to the same committee. Supervisor Shipmau of the Com mittee on Finance inquired whether that committee were empowered to employ counsel during the absence of the County Attorney. The Chairman suggested that if there were any doubtful points, the com mittee might bring these matters before the full Board for action. Adjournment was then taken until Wednesday morning. WKDNKSDAY, AUGUST 3UI). After reading the minutes of the proceeding day's session, the Board rapidly got down to business. Supervisor Fernandez introduced a petition signed by 77 voters and tax payers of South Hilo, praying for the appointment of O. Yotaro, a Japanese-American, to the posi tion of police officer. Treasurer T. K. Lalakea made application for authority to employ an assistant in his office at a salary of $100 per month, and that he be allowed incidental expenses ftom August 1st to December 31st of$i25. Both requests were referred to the Finance Committee. W. C. Borden made application for a position in the office of Coun ty Treasurer, or any other of the county offices, and the same was ordered placed on file. A communication was received from II. Vicars, Secretary of the Board of Trade, submitting a copy of the Hilo sanitary officer's report, together with the approval of the Shippers' Wharf Committee, recom mending the removal of the Front street sidewalks, which are unsani tary and dangerous in their present condition. The communication, with accompanying papers, was or dered placed on file, pending the appointment of a Committee on Health, for the creation of which Supervisor Fernandez thereupon gave notice of a motion for that purpose. Chairman Moir presented a peti tion of 21 names, praying for the reappointment of Y. Nakayama as i Japanese policeman, Hilo, which on motion of Fernandez was indefi nitely postponed. By action of the Board, Policeman Nakayama was separated from the service immedi ately on county government going into effect, by reason of his not be ing a citizen of the United States. Akuna Brown of Hilo applied for the position of Chinese police officer. Snnervisor Kalaiwaa offered a communication 111 Hawaiian, ask - ing the Board to approve J. W. S raked Hie point of order , . - i. ;.nmnnli n the naner was Lliui iuMit" written in Hawaiian 11 was ton- tmrv to the Organic Act and the P?liUi! Vl Treasurer Lalakea made formal application for the appointment ol William Kdmonds as deputy treas- sri:lcSs,KSe r t JSe ts uoveuiens Sunervisor Fernandez olTered a resolution' providing a janitor for the care of the county offices, who shall also act as a messenger, the salary to be fixed by the llonid. Referred to the Committee on Inter nal Improvements. When the order of the day was reached, Supervisor Fernandez in troduced the first ordinance, which after some discussion passed unanimously. The ordinance pro vides that all ordinances shall be passed by a majority vote of the Board, shall be enrolled, signed and sealed by the Chairman pre sidiig and attested by the County Clerk. Publication by advertise ment in the I'.nglish language lor two consecutive weeks and posting of a correct copy in the rooms of the Board of Supervisors was also provided for. Supervisor Fernandez introduced Ordinance No. 2, which after being read at length was passed by a vote of 4 to s, as follows: Ayes Moir, Fernandez, Desha and Makttakane. Noes Shinmanand Kalaiwaa. The o dinance provides for the appoint ment of police officers by the Boaid of Supervisors, who shall receive commissions from the County Clerk. The term jolicc officer is defined to include captains, lieutenants, priv ates, hack officers, watchmen and other subordinates of the Counts Sheriff, but not to include clerical assistants in the latter's office. A penalty of $100 is provided for violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance. At the afternoon session, Super visor Fernandez presented a draft of Ordinance No. 3, wlihh provides that all police officers appointed by the Board of Supervisors shall be under the supervision and control of the County Sheriff. This passed by a vote of 4 to 2 as follows: Ayes Moir, Fernandez, Makua kaneand Desha. Noes Shipmau and Kalaiwaa. Ordinance No. 4, also introduced by Supervisor Fernandez, provides that no warrants for pay ol police officers shall issue until such officers have signed a pay-roll provided by the Auditor for that purpose, such pay-roll to be certified by the deputy sheriffs for the various dis tricts. The ordinance passed by the usual vote of 4 to 2. Ordiance No. 5, likewise intro duced by Supervisor Fernandez, and providing that all commissions of appointment of police or other officers shall be kept in the office of the County Clerk and shall be the sole evidence of such appointments, passed by a vote of 5 to one, Kalai waa voting in the negative. Supervise r Desha, from the Com mittee on seal, reported that the seal had been secured, the original design being greatly improved up on. The report of the committee was unanimously adopted. On motion of Supervisor Desha, amended by Fernandez, it was unanimously ordered that all or diances be printed in the Knglish and Hawaiian languages. Supervisor Shipmau, from the Finance Committee, made inquiry regarding the power of the Board to legally appropriate moneys out of the General Fund to apply to road purposes, in case the Road Fund is completely exhausted. Chairman Moir answered with an affirmative opinion, and suggested the pressing need of an appropria tion for the improvement of the road from Hilo to Papaikou, which is almost in an impassable condition. Supervisor Shipmau replied that he feared that there would not be bal ance left in the Road Fund. On motion of Fernandez, adjourn ment was taken until the next day. THUKSDAY, AUGUST 3KI). On convening at 9 o'clock a. m. all were present, .Supervisor woods ! i.-ivinir arrived from Kohala. ...... 0 1 a. communication was received . c g HoUoway Superintend - I Sioo data of Mrs. Moiiucl Ms of i'n!inn for innil tnken for ritrlit of ,rvuiii4 ..... . -.- --0 wnv ror ti,c Kailua-Keauhou road ', ,,, .. . -,, WM requested, I to appropriate the same, but it was, I ovcri00ked. Superintendent Hoi- fj states he ,ms l)ee notifiecl by ! - , .. - .n. ., .closed by legal process, and as he has no available funds requests that I the Board of Supervisors make T some nrrangetnents for the payment thereof, inasmuch as the roads arc! the property of the county. The communication was referred to the Committee on Internal Im- provcmcnls for investigation and report. Supervisor Fernandez presented a petition of 43 taxpayers of North Hilo in behalf of N. B. Kahtte for road supervisor. Also an applica tion from J. P. Kamaka of Ooma, North Kona, for poundmaster. D. Namahoe applied for a position as policeman for South Hilo. Supervisor Desha from the Com mittee on Rules, reported favorably n new rule, providing for the ap pointment and defining the duties of a Committee 011 Health. The bond of J. W. Kcliikoa, deputy Sheriff of North Kona, was reported upon favorably and ap proved by the Board. Supervisor Woods made a report of the property of the road boards at North and South Kohala, which had been turned over to the Board. Supervisor Desha made a similar report of the South Hilo road board property, amounting to ?3,337.4o. These were ordered placed on file. Supervisor Fernandez called at tention to certain matters which had been brought before the Fi-. nance Committee regarding the practice of crushing rock for .1 gov ernment contractor and private par ties. He asked that a committee be appointed to investigate the matter and to ascertain whether the government is getting paid for the crushed rock furnished. Desha wanted the committee also to ascer tain who had telephoned the Jailor, using his name, directing prisoners to be put to work 011 a private road, when in fact he (Mr. Desha) was in Olaa and knew nothing about it. An explanation was made by Chair man Moir that the contractor was obtaining the crushed rock under the terms of his agreement with the Territorial government and that this privilege was one of the con siderations of his contract. 'He also explained that he had tele phoned the jailor to utilize the pris oners on the road in question, but he had not used Mr. Desha's name. He stated that the road in question had been open for five years, was a public highway and that the men employed were paid by moneys subscribed by several public spirited citizens. Thereupon the motion was withdrawn. The meeting then adjourned until Friday morning. I'KIDAY, AUGUST 4. After the formal reading of the minutes of the previous day, a large number of petitions and com munication was received. Sheriff Keolanui asked leave to appoint C. B. Lyman as clerk in his office, which request was refer red to the Police Committee. Mr. Shipmau presented a petition numerously signed from Kau, ask ing for the appointment of George Kauwe as road supervisor. Supervisor Fernandez presented a petition of 38 residents and tax payers of North Kona in behalf of J. Kaelcmakule, Sr., as road super visor. Also an application from Krnest Kaapuni for the position of janitor of the county offices. Super visor Desha presented an applica tion from Paahao for the same position. Norman K. Lyman also applied, through Supervisor Desha for appointment as road supervisor for South Ililo, which was referred with the other communications to to the Committee on Internal Im provements. Supervisor Desha moved that a committee of three be appointed by the Chair to investigate the Treas urer's office, it having been cur rently reported that the Treasurer . . . . .t v .. , had employed i.j. Kyanas ciern 1 i his office, who is hostile to I and rtfusca to listen o tlle latter's instructions. He believed the Board had a right to overhaul the , hooks of the Treasurer, and asked for the appointment of such an in - vestigating committee. The motion was unanimously carried and the Chair appointed Messrs. Moir, Desha and Fernandez as such com mittee. Supervisor Fernandez moved that the County Auditor be directed to present to the Board nn itemized statement of all moneys deposited 1 with the Treasurer, which passed iaud the Clerk was directed to so notify the Auditor, The application of Harry Grcgson for the position of road supervisor for South Kona presented by Mr. Fernandez, was referred to the Committee on Internal Improve ments. A recess was taken for lunch, and upon reconvening at 1 o'clock, Supervisor Moir of the investigat ing committee reported that they had examined the books of the Treasurer and had discovered crrouous entries in the cash book, which were not serious, and which had been corrected. The report was accepted. The application of Win. K. Rags dale for clerk and bookkeeper to the County Treasurer presented by Mr. Moir was referred to the Com mittee on Internal Improvements. Mr. Moir also presented n petition of 30 signers from Frank P. Beuto, asking that he be appointed a member of the mounted patrol, Hilo. The Chair appointed Messrs. Shipman, Desha and Moir on the Public Healfli Committee, after which the meeting adjourned until the following day. SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH. All members were present at the convening of the morning session of the Board. The minutes were read and approved. Supervisor Fernandez presented a report of the Police Committee, recommending the payment of salaries for July to all police officers previously ap pointed by the Board. The report was adopted by the following vote: Ayes Moir, Desha, Makttakane, Shipman and Woods. Noes Fer nandez and Kalaiwaa. Supervisor Shipman presented the report of the Finance Commit tee, which was a very complete and exhaustive document, approving salaries for the month of July and certain bills incurred by the former road boards and assumed by the Board of Supervisors. In explana tion of some of the items of the re port, Supervisor Shipman said that it was the opinion of the Committee that all supplies for the use of the county officials should be ordered through the County Clerk, the lat ter official giving an authorization for the supplies needed. There was a question raised as to the salary of Norman K. Lyman, who put in a claim for wages as inter preter and as clerk to the sheriff. .Supervisor Fcmaiiez claimed that the combined salary of Mr. Lyman for both positions did not exceed $100 and therefore did not come within the scope of the law. After considerable discussion of the sub ject, in which Supervisor Desha took part, the report was adopted unanimously. Supervisor Desha then presented the second report of the Finance Committee, which included the pay roll of all police officers pre viously appointed by the Board, aggregating $1344.03. Supervisor Shipman did not concur in the re port, but on motion, the report was adopted by a vote of 4 to 3, as fol lows: Ayes Moir, Desha, Fer nandez and Makuakane. Noes Shipman, Woods and Kalaiwaa. Supervisor Fernandez offered a resolution, providing for the ap pointment of the following canton ecrs in the Hamakua district at a monthly salary of $26 per mouth each: Jack Pcahi, from Ookala to Kukaiau; Manual Tashera, Ku kaiau to Kuliu gulch; Joe Freitas, Kuliu gulch to Honokaa; Antoue Jesus, from Honokaa to Kuaikalua gulch; J. P. Mtihi, from Kuaikalua gulch to Waipio pali; Joaquim Kodrigtt:s from Honokaa to Ahua loa homesteads; Jose A. Dias, from Ahuloa to Waimea boundary; and John Freitas, roads to Paaullo, Pa auhau and Honokaa landings. Mr. Fernandez amended his reso lution by adding that such salaries 'to be paid out of the Road T Fund for that district, whereuj fax pou the same was unanimously carried. Supervisor Shipman offered four ordinances, 011 which he did not ask immediate consideration, but suggesting that the same be sub mitted to the County Attorney for his opinion. A recess was then taken till 7 o'clock in the evening. At the evening session, there was a delay owing to the absence of Supervisors Woods and Desha, and the meeting was not called to order until 8 p. 111. The bond of David K. Baker, deputy sheriff of South Kona, made by the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company was filed in lieu of the personal bond given by Mr. Baker heretofore. The same was ordered placed on file. A communication was read from W. G. Walker, former chairman of the North Hilo Road Board, in re gard to the repairs needed on bridges between Laupahoehoe and Hakalau, not including Hakalau gulch, which were in very bad con dition. He asked that lumber be immediately purchased for the re pait of these structures. The letter was referred to Supervisor Desha, in charge of the roads for this district. Supervisor Shipmau presented a communication from Sheriff Keola nui giving a list of his appointees in the Police Department, and the 'same was ordered placed on file for 'future consideration Supervisor Woods from the Com mittee on Internal Improvements made a report. The report recom mended the following appointments: Road supervisors, South Hilo, N. K. Lyman, North Hilo, B. N. Ka hue; Nqrth Kohala, John Lanakila; and Kau, George Kauwe. J. P. Kamaha as poundmaster at Ooma, North Kona. The Committee also recommended that Frnest Kaapuni be appointed janitor and messenger for the county offices, at Hilo, at a salary of $30 per month. The re quest of the County Clerk for an assistant at a salary of $50 a month was approved. Action on the ap plications of C. L. Hapai and W. K. Ragsdale for appointment as clerks in the Treasurer's Office was deferred until the receipt by the Board of the Treasurer's report. The Committee also asked that ac tion 011 all communication regard ing appointments of road super visors in North and South Kona be deferred as there is no road tax money for these districts at the pres ent time. In regard to the petition from citizens praying that Front street, Hilo, be repaired, the com mittee recommended that the same be allowed, to be paid out of the road tax fund for the district. The Committee also reported favorably on the communication from Dr. J. Holland, submitting a lease for sig nature by the Board of the propos ed Rainbow Falls Park. The Committee also reported favorably on the lease from Peacock & Co. for the county offices. After read ing at length, the report was unani mously adopted. Supervisor Shipman presented a supplemental report from the Com mittee on Finance, recommending the payment of certain bills against the Sheriff's office, amounting to $153. The committee refused to approve a bill for incidentals for $4.20 rendered by the Hilo Mer cantile Co. for lack of full informa tion. Four bills, amounting to $125, for expenses and fees of coro ners' juries for the month of July, had been referred to the County Attorney for a legal opinion as to the liability of the county therefor. The committee also reported against the practice of incurring expense of hack fare in serving subpoenas, which duty could be performed by the mounted patrol. The request of Treasurer Lalakea for $125 for incidentals was denied for the same reason as other requests of county officers of a similar nature had been refused. The report of the Finance Committee was then unanimously adopted. By separate resolutions, the fol lowing pouiidmasters were selected and appointed: Kau, Julian Mon sarrat; South Hilo, J. Maka; Ho nokaa, Geo. Kaiser; North Kohala, Robert K. Naipo; South Kohala, Geo. Bell, Jr.; Kailua, North Kona, Walter Kahumoku; South Kona, Kin't Kapu. The salaries of the road super visors were fixed as follows: Kau, $1.75 per day when actually employed; North Kohala, $50 per month; South Kohala, $30 per month; South Hilo, $80 per month; North Hilo, $35 per month; Puna, ?0o per mouth. The salaries of Hamakua and North mid South Kona were deferred for furthei con sideration. It was unanimously agreed that the salaries of the road supervisors I c paid out of the Road Tax Fund foi the respective districts. Supei visor Shipman presented a resolution providing for an increase of $15 in salary of A. A. Hapai, cioikin the office of the County Attorney, on condition that he will perform service for various mem bers of the Board ol Supervisors without extra charge, such increase to begin immediately. This makes Mr. I lapai's salary $65 per month a'ld is by reason of the fact that he h.is been performing typewriting for Ihe various committees of the Board gratuitously. Supervisor Fernandez reported that Laeha of North Hilo refused to serve as police officer, because the salary was too small. He re commended that Solomon Konia be appointed, and the motion was duly carried. On motion of Supervisor Desha, the Chairman and County Clerk were authorized to execute on the behalf of the County, leases for ac quirement of the Rainbow Falls Park and the quarters in the Pea cock Block, utilized as county of fices. This was made a standing order for the execution of all legal documents, when approved by the Board. The Clerk was authorized to publish a notice of pounds and the appointment of pouiidmasters as above, at the same time authorizing the Clerk to issue commissions for all appointtees under the appoint ments made by the Board of Super visors. It was also ordered that notice be published that all bills against the County must be filed with the the County Clerk not later than the second day of each month. Before adjournment, Chairman Moir arose and in a short speech thanked each of the members of the Board for their assistance and cooperation, expressing the belief that with the prevailing harmony among the members, the Board of Supervisors could accomplish much good. He expressed himself as much gratified with the work done at the session just closed. A vote of thanks was also given to Supervisor Kalaiwaa for his services as chap lain, which had brought about such a good feeling of harmony among the members. Supervisor Shipman moved that the the thanks of the Board be giv en to the press of Hilo for the full reports of the proceedings of that body, which passed vociverously. After approving the minutes of the day's session, the meeting then adjourned until the first Tuesday in September, as provided by law. Xo Need of a Doctor. Pains in the stomach and attacks of colic come 011 suddenly and are so extremely painful that immediate relief must be obtained. There is no necessity of sending for a doctor in such cases if a bottle of Chamber lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is at baud. No doctor can prescribe a belter medicine. For sale by Hilo Drug Co. 9vrvwfwtrfpwwtnwwwvv9iwn UNION BARBER SHOP Agents for the S SANITARY g TEAM LAUNDRY HONOLULU Leave your packages at the Union Hnr lier Shop. Delivered by every Wednesday's Kitiiiu No extrn charge. We pay the freight. PAY FOR THE BEST IT'S CHEAPEST AND THAT'S THE CLASS 01' WORK EXECUTED HY CAMERON THE PLUMBER FRONT ST., Op. 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