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RVHNINU HULt.KTIN. HONOLULU. T II. MONDAY, AUG. 15. 1910
NEW JUDD TRACT
HONOLII If 1 1 111
Co.nmiUcc Reports On
(Special Correspondence )
llll.O, Aug 12. Attorney C.irl
Sin 1 1 U Is making a thorough Inves
tlcntlon of nil the details Involved
in tlio ImllilliiK of tlio llonnlll loud.
Ho will report to the Hoard of Trnde,
which organization lias nsked lilm to.
make tlio Investigation, what legal
jlilon may be taken to remedy ox
IbtliiR tomlltloiiH ami prevent like
occurrences In the future.
Board Takes Up Matter.
The mutter of the llonnlll road
was liroiiKht up at tlio meeting of
tlio Hoard of Trade last Tuesday.
when a report was presented by tlio
committee appointed to look Into the
matter, consisting of I). K. MctRor,
(i. II. Vicars and P. Hands. Tills
report was a very voluminous one.
It vent Into alt tlio details connect
ed with tlio work, and showed that
It had been prepared with the great
Tlio follow Ihr Is ii copj of tho
report, though, for the sake of brev
ity copies lifflotters, contracts, etc,
Included therein, hao been omit
ted: Tho first tontract was niado with
, John T. Ilrown under cate of July
12, 1909, and piovlcled for tho build
ing of 2250 feet of subgrudo on the
I'.iukaa end. beginning at Station :I7
by 50 and running to Station 60. tho
Junction with tho old Pniikaa road
tho contiact price being $3987.
Tho specifications under which
this contract was liiajM Inclu'dcd u1i
a plan of tho road BubRradc.'prolUe
and cross-sections of suliRrado slinvv
Iiik method of construction for nils
and excavations, and eeii to bo com
plete. . i
Advertisement was made In Juno
-anil bids wore opened July 8, llrown's
bid being tho lowest.
No Bond Furnished. '
AmmiK other tilings the specifica
tions provldo that tho contractor
thall furnish a bond at tlio rnto of
thno iiuartcis of tho amount of bin
bid for tho faithful performance of
Tills was not clono; a bond fo-
$2010. but little over ono-half tlio
contract price, being furnished, with
T. K. Uilnkca and Daniel Kaonol.l
lis securities, and was accepted by
. tho county.
I'lovlslon was made for n forfeit
ure of $10 per day for each anil ovory
clay of delay lie) olid tho prps-rlbeil
time for enniplotlon, named In tho
contract as tlio 2r.lli of Oetobcjr, 1909,
but Implied authmlty was also Riven
by tho specifications to tlio chairman
of tho Hoard of Supervisors to ex
tend this time.
There Is nothing on fllq In, th
County Clerk's office to show that
I lino was extended to tho contractor
he) owl thirty diijs; although the
contract, wiib not completed, accord-
lug In tlio repents of tho Inspector!
until February. 1910.
A copy of letter by tho chairman
extending the time thirty days Is at
tached tn tho contract, and this, to
lROthcr,wth the Inspector's report for
February, aro copied below:
(Tho ftnanco commltteo report, rce
ommendliiR tho payment of the bal
ance of $133.44, Is also Included.)
, FollowliiR the first contract a new
But of specifications were gotten out
providing for subgrado and macada
mizing from Station 9-r,0 to Station
13-20, near the edge of Malll stream,
nml for reinforced concrete arch
bridge spanning this stream, Includ
ing lill "biie It, with macadamizing
"frpin Stat on 1.1 20 tn Station 15,
realize that you
nisei subgradc and macadamizing from
Station in to Stntlon 23, making a
total stret' Ii of complete road, In
eluding the bridge, of 2350 feet.
This was advertised In August,
1909, and bids were opened Septem
ber 2. Didders wcro asked to name
prices for cllffcicnt kinds of work.
In accordance with the following
schedule, which is transcribed from
tlio specifications on 111c:
(Here follow tho terms of propo
sal, as welt as tho bids received, the
totals being: John Hrown, $2.1,253; i
K. Werj, $28,057; W. A. Clark, $2G,-'
700; II J. Arloll, $27,027. These
bids included bids for specllled sec
tions of the work.)
On September 3, 1909, tho flnauco
committee, composed of Messrs. I.y
man, Shlpman and Fernandez, rec
ommended that contract '"bo award,
ed to John T. Ilrown, as he Is the,
lowest bidder for tlio whole section,
and that tho chairman bo authorized
to enter Into a contract for .such
sections that will not exceed tho
amount of niorey on hand and to
the credit of tho Ilonolll road."
Tho recommendations of this ro
port were adopted by tho board, and
tucordlngly, on tho 4th of Septem
ber, the following contract was made
with Mr. Ilrown:
ITho tcims of the contract show
that Drown was given contracts for
sections 5 and 0, amounting to $1,
175 and $1308.75, respectively.)
It was tho Intention to so-urc tho
"ontriirt or contracts for the entire
work (ovcrccl by tho second set of
speculations with one bond and fol
lowing is a copy of bond taken for
this purpose and attached to Mr.
lliown's contract of September II.
(Thp bond, on which John T. in
ker and Hufus A. Lyman arc? tho
sureties, Is for tho sum o ,$3000,
and dins rsforcnro to the cntlro ton
tract for $25,253,) '
It will be noticed that tho con
tract of September 14 does not covor
elthci of tho two full suctions, No.
5 and No. 0, according 'to tho bids,
also In No. 5 I hero Is a discrepancy
of 35 feet in the distance from Sta
tion 11-50 to Station 13 30, It being
named as 135 feet, while It would
normally bo 170 feet; further, thn
rate per running fqot for tills sec
tion under tho tontract Is higher
than tho rate per running foot un
der the bid. Nothing was found In
the minutes of tho County Clerk to
clear this matter or show that It
had ever come befoio tho Hoard of
On tho 18th day of October a third
contract was imule with J. T. Hrown
tn construct GOO feet of subgrade,
boliiR a part of Section No. 0 fiom
Station 17 to Station 23, for $3,
920.25, and to complete the same on
or before the ltth clay of March,
On tho 2nd day of. March, 1910,
a fourth emit met was niado with I,
T. lliowij lo constiuct a subgiaclo of
200 feet length from Station 9-50 to
11-50 for the sum of $1180, and to
complete tho same on or before tho
30th day of July, 1910.
No bond was furnished with either
of these contracts other than tho
one filed with contract N6. 2.
These contracts were not brought
before tho board, and no further ref;
crence Is marie of them In tho mln.
Tho specifications for this work
provldo for a penalty foifeiture nf
$10 pei day If samo Is not completed
In time specllled In c.outiiict "unless
further time shall be granted bv tla
chairman of the Hoard of Supervls
opu " The time for the completion
nf both contracts has elapsed, and
there Is nothing on file In the Coun
t) Cleik's office to show that the
KING and KALAKAUA AVE.
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chairman granted any extension of
Substitute New Bridge.
It seems that some tlmo after the
second set of specifications wcro
drawn, Including tlio reinforced con
crcto arch bridge for Malll stream,!
between Stntlons 13-20 and 15, nml This Is at the rate of 313.7G cents
bids called for thereunder, teitaln per running foot, or $10,500,52 per
members of tho Hoard of Supervisors ' mile for macadam alone.
Including tho chairman, Mr. J. D.j For some reason this contract win
I.c.ws and Mr. N. K. Ionian, dec bled ! not treated tho same ns tho prcccd
that a different typo of reinforced ng three others with Mr. Hrown, for
concrete bridge could bo substl- u now unci additional bond is given,
tutcd for tho olio specllled, which In tho sum of $200(1, with T. K.
would be Just as good, If not bettor, jl.alakca and Iiilllp A. YHtor as sure-
nnu save mo county a cuimucruuiui
sum of mone In the amount of con
crete required. Accordingly, Mr.
Lowfs nnd Mr. T. 13. Cook, who had
drawn the specifications, entered Into
corespondence with tho agents for a
patent relnforcliiR metal, who drew
up specifications nnd estimate of ma
terial for tjpe of brldRo with thrco
itus, consisting of a box design niultnl. unci tho details of tho hid. tola'-
slab girders and slab floor, which
would eliminate a largo amount of
tho masonry walls and tills culled for
In, Mr. Cook's design, and bo of
much lighter construction through
out. Work and No Bids.
The estimate of tho new .design
was $1155 for tho icInforclliRinetnl
and a total of 319 cubic yards of
concrete, which Is specllled as 1-2-1
It does not appear from tho clerk's
minutes that this matter was ever
brought before tho board, further
than on Janiiar) 7, 1910, tho com
mittee on roads and Internal Im
provements rccommeiided that the
chairman be authorized and empow
ered to order matorlal for n culver,
under tho new design, WHICH IU3C
OMMKNDATION CAUUIF.I), AND
MAT13IUAL WAS OIII1KKKD IN Till:
AMOUNT OF OV1311 $1150 WITH
OUT A11V1311TISKM13NT Oil IIIDS.
Chairman Lowis sa)s tho change In
bridge was ii greed to by members
of tho board betweon meetings.
A letter from tho soiling ngonts
su)s they recognlzo no one In tho
matter as having authority but Mr.
Lewis and Mr. Lyman.
On May 16. 1910, a (Ifth contract
wiis.macle with Mr, J. T. Ilrown for
tho section of road, Including ton.
croto bTldgo hctweon Station 13-20
nnd Stntlon 15, This conbracj icrcrs
to spcciflca.tloiis and plans on tile
In tho County Clerk's office and wi)s
nothing about any chiingo In sumo.
Tho contract prlco named Is $9032,
Instead or $14,000 as bid for this
section, September 3, 1909.
Tho tlmo named for tho comple
tion of this contract Is tho lGth duv
of August, 1910. but wo understand
that the foundation rnotlugs mo not
This contract was not brought bo-
foro tho board nnd Is not seemed by
any bom! other than tho ono attach
ed tn contract No. 2.
What lewis Says
t'pnn Inquiring of Mr. I.owis us loju number of nil nor criticisms might
the change of location and slzo of
foundation Mr the now typo of
bridge, ho replied that the "busi
ness men" nefd have no worry about
the permanency of the foundations
anil bridge, as he was looking after
the work himself. Helng asked If. Territory. Tho engineer sooms tn
he was doing the work under on- have ictalned no authority and to
tract, he leplled: '.No'l Hiownlstho havo not beon connected with tho
contractor, but I am doing the work work hnjniul the surve)s ami the
Mr Hrown." drawing of plans and part of tlio
County Pays for Material. specifications, thoroforo his work can
The reinforcing matorlal arrived only ho regarded us picllmluury.
In Illlo some tlmo prior "In tho first Poor Business Policy,
of June unci was billed to the rountyj We consider It a Rieat mlstiiko
at $1154 10, which amount tho board from tho standpoint of economy and
authorized tlio auditor tn pay by as a pinper conduct of county busl
warraut, and this wus dono nnd ness to ask Mr bids, as under sped
cliurged to the account of "Hrldgo Mentions No. 2 and No. 3, for it va
Mnlmlal," it sto-ic account. The rlet) of work cut up Into several
contratt with Mr. Hrown dlbtlu'tly sections, the bidder naming a price
savs that he shall furnish all inn- for the whole and for the separate
teilal. Kven If the enmity were sections, to then make a contract
charging thn niateilnl tn the con- with one blddei for Hut whole work
tractor, It wouldn't he Justified In upon the tlieoiy that his bid Is tho
advancing innio than 80 per cent, lowest- that In the fine of not hav
on the amount used, us lejuuted by log sultttlsnt uvullablo mono) to
iA.... ..-u.. .Mit. McJtt,jBtt!UrfJ
tho Inspector each month.
A sixth contract was made with
Mr. Ilrown on Julv 20, 1910, In tho
total sum of $3071, for macadamiz
ing fiom Station 9 50 to Station 13-
20, and from Station 15 to Station
23, u total distance of 1170 feet.
The time Riven to complete tho
work under this contract Is Septem
ber 20, 1910.
A third set of specifications nii'Uterprctatlon of specltlcatlons, Inspec
plans were gotten out In March this
)ear, under which proposals were
asked for as follows.
(Hero follow the terms of propos
'"nK $29,-200, of II. .1. Arloll, which
was accepted A contract was niado
on Mny'7 cnvcilug two sections, for
u total of $2500.)
Tho contract also provides that Mr,
Arloll shall enter Into further con
tracts for other se-tlons at tho prlco
named In his proposals of May 4.
The contract Is secured by a bond
in the sum of $1000 purporting to
cover the cntlro work bid on, namo.
ly $29,200, nnd (3. J. Illchardhon and
I). Ke.iwehano aro named ns sure
The contractor agices to i (impiety
tho work first contracted for on or
bcioro June 30, 1910, or Ml felt $10
per da) for each day of delay.
LWilcntl) ho has been given fur
ther time b) tho chairman of tho
board, but there Is nothing cm rec
ord In tho County Clerk's office to
(Here follows tho report of tho In
spector, on lllo in tlio cleik's office,
dated Jul) ft. It states that untiling
has been done on tho contrii'-t, which
had (hus been broken, as It expired
on Juno 30, nnd no extension had
been asked by the conductor.)
New Honolii Road Money.
Tho total amount of . nppioprla
lions niacin for "Now Ilonolll Hoad"
to July 31, 1910, iih shown by tho
auditor's books, Is $59,500, as MI
.Morch 17, 1909 $ 1,500
May 2. 1909 1,500
July 28, 19.09 10,000
February 18, 1910 3,000
March 25, 1910 fi.OOO
May 31, 1910 2,500
Jul). 1910 35,000
The c-oHt of engineering work has
been something over $1000. fills
has paid Mr two surveys Including
all tho plans nml profiles, tho lat
ter of which, It Is undet stood, two
sep.iiato sets wore furnished Mr partLho final; that ho hud dono tills In
in mo worn, i no engineering worK
done b) Mr. CooU seems to this com
mltteo to havo been dono In a rea-
Minabl) proficient manner, and while
be made to tho plans and spcclflca
tlons, It lemaflis apparent that the
obvious Intent wus to provide Mr a
substantial nnd honest road, from an
eiiRlneorlpR standpoint, equal to past
standards Mr .country roads In this
cover the whole. Wo arc of tho
opinion that tho count) had or
should have tho tight under tho spe
cifications to accept ail) part of any
hid, so far as funds wcro available,
and reject tho rest; that tho con
tracts niado. for the cntlro works are
lllcRal and therefore subsequent con
tracts made from time to time for
sections thereunder arc without plop
cr or IcRal authority.
A criticism that tills commltteo
has to offer to tho specifications Is
a matter which tho cnglncor proba
bly had no control over, namel), that
tho chairman of tho board has been
given entire!) too much discretionary
powers nnd single-handed authority
In all matters pertaining to tho In-
Hon and acceptance of tho work, ex
tension of tlmo and, in slioit, gen
eral control eff tho work nnd over
the contractor. This is partlciituily
clitklzalile when tho chairman allies
himself with tho contractor unci be
comes financially Interested with li I tit
In the profit and success of his un
dertaking. This Is not Intended in any way
ns u reflection tipoujtho Intentions
and honesty of purpose of tho pres
ent chairman, Mr. James I). Lewis,
hut wo submit that tho principle
Is wrong and that this part of tho
count) 's public nffnlrs Is conducted In
an unbusinesslike manner nnd Is not
of sufficient and proper record; Hint
too mini) nutters of Importance and
public concern depend on the Judg
ment, memory and private memoran
da of one Individual,
Tho lloaul of Supcrvlsois hus fiom
time to time extended tho nuthoilty
of the chairman with lefcrcmo to
tho Ilonolll road work, and It ap
peals to this committee that Mr.
Lewis has exercised discretionary
powers be) olid those given him by
either the specifications, tho board
or tho law. This feeling Is sluiced
by u number of county olllclals who
are cm r) Ing moro or less responsi
bility in tlio mutter, but the ener
getic aggressiveness of tho man, Jim
I-cwis, wiillo perhaps well Intended,
is such that no one around tho coun
ty offices seems anxious: tcf-tread cm
his toes by Interposing uny check
or formal protest.
Tho Inspector, on Hip Ilonolll work
is appointed by and apparently nil.
uwerablo only to tho chairman. Ho
Is paid by tlio county at the rato of
$(!5 par month. Upon being ques
tioned mid ciOhS.eMiinlncri by u mem
ber of this committee he stated that
ho know tho work to bo honestly and
proporly demo upon the wiiolo, and
although ho knew of some Irregular
ities nnd deviations, tho most ho
could do was to point them out to
tho chilli man, whoso decision was to
tlio case of ceituln work now in
progress, but was utiublo to bay
whether or not changes and coirec
tlons would bo made.
In summing up, It seems to (hie
committee that tho tlmo Mr pructl
cablo objections to or criticisms of
any public work Is past when tho
work is done, ns m tho raso of work
whcio specifications are dayvn, ad
vertisement niiiilo- unci contracts let;
that tho only practicable way Mr
)our board to have definite knowl
edge of soundness, Integrity and
o"ononi) of such public works and to
exoiclse any control over them Is to
carefully sciutlnlzo the project and
tho plans and specltlcatlons before
they aro put to bid mid to point out
objections thcie, If any aro found;
then to consider the value of bids
and If they arc well balanced, muk
lug locommcndallous accordingly
and, llnully, to make u careful In
spec Hon of tho work while It Is In
progress, pointing out any Inegular
Hies or deviations fiom the pluns
nnd specifications us they occur and
pi olest against them In short, tn
perfoim or c.iusct to bo pei formed
many of thn rune-lions of an eiiglu
83 Merchant Street
Lal and National I
BY V. L. STEVENSON.
OAHU WINS OUT
EWA CRACKS ARE BEATEN
. BY PUUNENE CHAMPIONS
i - t i !
Swimming Race Goes to Maui Big
.Dance and Banquet (Bring the
Things to an End.
. , ' 1 r-
Honolulu won the Inter-Island ten
nis tournament nt-l'iiuncno on Sat
urday last, and although up to half
tlmo tho homo pla)ois wcro leading
by n score of 14 games to 31, tho
visitors In the last thico sets piled
up tho games in gicnt fashion unci
finally won out by a score of 105
lit tho Inler-plantatlon match the
IJvvii representatives, M Kccvcr nnd
Oieonfleld, went down In de'feat to
Meyers and Htchardbon of l'uuncno
Uy two sets straight, 7-5, G 3. Thcie
was much Interest taken In tills
event, us for jeaTs there has beon
ilvuliy between the Uwa nnd l'uit
nciio tennis men. ' '
Tho swimming relay rato was won
by tho I'uunpno team, nnd that, In
a way, c unbilled the Maul lmjs n bit
for their defeat op tho rodrtsThcrq
were six men n sldo in the relay
race, and Hughes and Wntcrhouse
fought out tho last spasm of tho
ovent. Tho race, which was over a
150-yard tourbo, was won by run
ncno, as lepre.senlcd by Hughes, In
tho llnal stretch
Tho whole day's sport wus greet,
unci tho largest ciowd that has over,
attended at l'uuncno wus gutheied
around tho .courts and swimming
pool. Vlsltois from all over Maul
were piesont, and tho keenest inter
cht was tnken In tho play and In
tho swimming luces.
Itlchardsou mid Me)crs ptn)cd ex
collcut tennis and tho way they per
formed against McKeovor and Ciccn
llelcl showed Hint thoy aro In tlio
first lllght of rnckct-wlelders as far
as Hawaii goes.
After tho tenuis and s.vlmnilui;
woro pan, tho early p.nt of tho even
(With tho ropurt weio transmit
ted copies of various documents ic
biting to tho subject.)
After tho toport had beon lead,
It was ordeied Hied on motion by
Dr. Klllott. Tho mutter Was later
taken up under tho head of new bus,
Iness, unci tho sltuntlon was very
fully discussed, every phase of tho
situation bolng taken up. Various
suggestions we-o niado of means to
remedy tho oxlHlng conditions, unci
the following resolution was finally
Itctolvecl, That tho president of
tho lloaul of Trade Is InstitiUed to
place said report In the hands of a
competent attorney with Instructions
to Investigate and report to tint
board us mhiii ns isisslblo what legal
action may be taken lo leniedy exist
ing conditions and to prevent like
ebulliences In the futuio,
mini i 'JmULjij
Ing was taken up with a hum. Then,
Inter on, a danco was hold on tho
courts, which hud been hoarded over
and turned Into a dnurlng hall. Tho
dancers enjoyed themselves to tlio
limit, and It was with sorrow that
tho Honolulu contingent toio them
selves away to catch their steamer.
Tho tennis match went as follows:
Captain U)W and A. L. Cnstlo vs.
C. U. Me)crsund S. Hlchnrilson, 3-0,
l-C, B-l, 0-5.
.1. Wijtorhouse unci K. I). Mead vst.
W. Ixmghcr and A. Taylor, 4-07 3-1!, "'
C.G, 2-0. T
A. J, liCivvrey mid S. Kennedy vs.
A. W. Collins and II. 13. Savnce, G-2.
C-2, 0-0, G-2.
Warren nnd St. Clair vb. A. Hald
vvln and J. II. Thonibon, 0-1, b-G, G 2,
Greenfield and McKccvcr vs. F. I'
Jtosccrans nnd W. 12. Foster, 0-0, G-.",
In tho relay swimming rnco Maul
wus represented by Taylor, Short,
Hanson, Westcnatt, Walker and
Hughes. Honolulu Low, Kobocinns,
Turner, Olbb, Castle nnd Water
house. Other events wcro decided, unit
tho winners weio ns follow:
(ilrls raco, 25 unls Allco Walk
er, M)rtlo Taylor.
linngo for cllslunco W. Walker,
Swimming under water K." Olbb.
A. Ta.vlor, W. Wulkor.
Hanoi ruto W. Walker, A. Tay
lor. Kgg und spoon nice J. N. Mur
tln. W. Walker.
Tub 'race Sauford Walker, Jac!c
W.(lkcr. , '
Firty yard clash It. AValkcr, 13.
t: s: ::
Tho Waianae plantation team do-
fea'ed tho Walpahu nluo by u ncore
j of 12 to 0 )cstcnlay morning,
IIIIOITO.NiV LAST MOHT.
Tlio nthlotlc uctof tlio Urottoru that
Iiiih been such a biicccjs at tlio Fail:
Theater will bo Riven Mr the In .t
tlmo In Honolulu tonight, in these
strong men leavo Mr the mainland
tomorrow. Other v.iude-llln turns
will be placed on the pioriiuii during
tho week nml tho I'mk will maintain
ItB high standard by Introducing ollior
high prlco acts. v
Wise ami .Milton will offer u now
comedy sketch at the Novelty tonight
which thnj cuil "In a Pot Pouril of
tho Tropics" New costiimci will be
wen n for tho llrst time and tlio clance3
and Jokes Inttodticed will bo now The
pictures aro all lain films.
The follnvvlng cases havo been
placed on tho calendar or tho Sit
pieino Court: llelemano Land Co. Ltd
v. C. M V Fcustcr, Trustee, ot al on
appeal b) plaintiff from order sustain. .
Ing demurrer. Pong Chung ullas Pal
ptl et al v. Teirltor) of Hawaii I3r
ror lo Chciilt Court. Third Circuit
One thousand splendid books, fine.
Hi own ami Luiu Co. Until wo move