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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, APRIL 23, 1S9S.
3 K r ( if 4 tl O Q rasnioes flirror V t. The Dressmaking Department Is in keeping with the Millinery Department. All that is the Latest in Dress Trimmings Miss ffl. E. KIILEAN. Arlington Block, Hotel St. on't Be Like the M an in Who could not repair his roof when it rained, and would not do so when it was not raining because it did not need it. Get your Roof, Gutters and Plumbing in shape for the next heavy rains. III! D hi Farmers' Boilers and Extra Cast ings for all Stoves. 75-79 KING ST. H. H. W1LLIA Undertaker and Embalmer. LOVE BUILDING, 531-536 FORT ST. Telephone 81i. Residence, Klntr St. near Illcliards: Telephone S19. H. E. McINTYRE & BRO. East Corner Fort and King Streets. IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN. troceries. Provisions and Feed General Agents for the Sanitarium Brand of Health Foods. o o o New and Fresh Goods Received by Every Packet from California, Eastern States and European Markets. Standard Grades of Canned Veg etables, Fruits and Fish. Goods Delivered to Any Part of the city. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Island Trade Solicited. P. O. BOX 145. : : : : : : TELEPHONE 92. jgggggHAT MANUFACTURER, KING ST., Next to Castle & Cooke. EyerylStyle of Straw Hat Made to Order. SILK GOODS, LACQUER WARE, CROCKERY WARE, HANDKERCHIEFS, TIES, ETC. J MJMONSARRAT. i Rtd Eslie 18 Finonciol M Mill if rill j SEARCHER OF RECORDS AM) rsUTAiil ruiilU. COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS FOR THE STATES OF NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA LOANS PLACED AND NEGOTIATED. CartorigM Block, Merchant Street. Telephone 63. CCPFSE LANDS for Sale or to Lease at Papa 2, Olelomoana 1, Kolo and Kaohe 4, in the celebrated Coffee District of Kona, Hawaii. These Lands will be sold either in large or small tracts to suit purchasers. Also: FOR SALE 1. 75 acres of Coffee Land at Nahiku, Maui. The Land lies well is of excellent qualitv and i3 watered by a running stream most of the year. 2. 5 70-100 acres Taro Land at Waianu. Koolau, Maui, near Keanae. t nt. Waikiki. The house is Dartlv X V7 IV LiiJ-VOU -L . l liuuv furnished and contains seven rooms and rooms servant's room, Carriage House aim otaoies. wuu vaimuB These premises will be leased for a term of years at a reasonble rental. That is what this store is and what it will always be a mirror of fashions; wherein a lady may look and see rejected the newest style of the reat centers of fashion. Ladies are always welcome to come and familiarize themselves with "the very latest," whether they wish to make purchases or not. 4ft Honolulu, H. I. Telephone 925. Arkansaw! ngo Spiff. TELi NO. 31 - j a lanai, kitchen, pantry, two bathl Isoshima, u ANCIENT TEMPLE Bill Introduced to Obtain Possession of Them. Railroad Controversy Called in the House A Road Appropriation Asked From Hawaii. SKXATE. Fifty-seventh Day, April 22. Notice was given that the wide tire bit! and the 'bill amending the law relating to assault and battery had been presented to the President for his signature. Minister Cooper introduced his bill appropriating $2,500 for the purchase by the Government of ancient heiaua and puuhonuas, also a bill amending the law relating to the National Guard and Sharpshooters and providing for their dismissal from service. Both bills passed first reading and went to the Printing Committee. Appropriation bill 4 was taken up and the item regulating the tonnage and speed of the steamer to ply (be tween the Islands of Molokai, Lanai and to Lahaina under charter of the Board of Health. The committee re ported favoring the stipulation of 150 tons burden for the steamer, and re commended that the speed stipulation of eight knots per hour be stricken out. Senator Brown's motion that the ton nage be reduced to 120 tons passed The bill as a whole was then referred, to the Revision Committee. Action cn the House bill relating to claims against the estates of de ceased persons was deferred. Senate bill 27, relating to the hear ing of cases of bankruptcy was taken up with amendments of the Judiciary Committee. The committee recom mended that the cM law relating to the subject be retained. Other recom mendations were concurred in and the bill v passed second reading. Third reading was set for Monday. The House bill providing for the appointment of a temporary Circuit Judge was recommended by the Judi ciary Committee. The bill passed sec ond reading. Third reading was set for Monday. The Senate bill relating to the re quirement for the deposit from Chinese laborers passed second reading. At 11' o'clock, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. The Attorney-General presented a report 'of investigation into the (pre vious ownership of Makiki Reserve where it is proposed a park shall be created. The report showed the undis puted titHe of the Government to the land, since 1S48, and was laid on the table to be considered with the .bill on parks at Kaliu and Makiki. Rep. Loebenstein .presented the fol lowing report of the Committee on Pu'blic Lands on House bill 52, relat ing to the addition of a new section in the Land Act of 1S95, dealing with the right of possession of any public lands: "Your committee finds that the pro visi'onis of the 'bill are intended to give holders of Public Lands except wet 'larids, under a general lease, the right to obtain a land patent to any portion of such leased premises not exceeding GOO acres, upon surrender of the ori ginal lease, and upon complying with all the conditions specified in the ori ginal act to the satisfaction and con sent of the Commissioners of Public Lands and with the (approval of the Executive Council. "A summary of the leases of ahu puaas alone on the several Islands of the group, shows the same to amount to m'ore than 900,000 acres, the leases running from 3 to 21 years. Of this total area, .while there is considerable that may be adapted for mere pastoral or minor agricultural purposes, a large amount is weH adapted to coffee culture and development. Many of these lands, more particularly those under long terms 'of lease, are held at mere nominal rental figures., grossly incommensurate to the intrinsic value, frequently but a liimited 'area is occu pied, the larger portion remaining in sert, undeveloped, and unproductive. The keen inquiry for coffee and other lands since carrying into operation the Land Act of 1S95, the great in crease in numbers of those who havo blocked into this country since that time, men of means and industry seek ing to avail themselves of the liberal terms of our Land Laws has greatly reduced the available acreage of the Public Lands. "The records ,cf the Commission of Public Lands show that in a number of instance, the holders 'of leases w-ould have been willing to surrender the same on some such Tmsis as provided for in this act. notable instances being those of Waiakea. containing 95.000 acres, and of Piihonua, containing 57. 000 acres, the rental from the one amounting to but $2,000 per annum. And from Piihonua but $400 per an num. The provision in the Land Act of 1S95 relative to surrender of any lease within six months from the dare when the law became operative, was specially framed to cover the case of Ponahawai, a land of several thousand acres in Hilo, hold at that time at a rental figure cf $100 per annum. Through that surrender the Govern ment was enabled to subdivide the remainder and throw it open to settle ment, with the result that from $1 to $?' per acre was realized from the sale, and a section of great agricultu ral resources brought into the arena of development. "Should this bill become law, there is no doubt that the opportunity given ; for uch surrender wouU, in many ! cases ,le availed of. As to the desir ability for some such provision, there tan be biu little tioubt, opportunity would t::us be afforded to the present holders of large tracts to reduce their j au.uiuj,;, concentrating taeir energies j o:i ta- developmtnc of the portion re maining to them, while of the lan-1 regained by the Government, there won I'd be brought about the -expansion of "the many homes for the many idea, and of that small farming element wuich is the real backbone and sinew cf .strength to any country. "For ail of which reasons, your com mittee recommend that the bill pass." The report was laid on the tab.e to he considered with the bill. Rep. Wilder propounded the follow ing questions to Minister Cooper, Min ister cf the Interior ad interim. 1. Is the Government filling in and converting into "dry land, any portions of the tide lands of Honolulu harbor suitable for wharves? If so, what area is now being filling in and what area in the immediate future is the Gov ernment preparing to fill in? 2. Does the area new being filled in, cover any ground which in a recent controversy over the twharf question in Honolulu harbor conducted in the public press of this city it was con tended should be dug out instead o" being filled in or will be filled jn the immediate future? 3. How many feet of wharf frontage can be made out of the area being filled in and which is io be filled in in the immediate future if the same is dug out and wharves constructed thereon in slips, according to the plan outlined in the Pacific Commercial Ad vertiser of January 20th, 1S9S, a copy of which is furnished with these ques tions. 4. Wuat will be the estimated cost of digging out an area sufficient to give the wharf frontage stated in answer to the last question? 5. m With the amount now spent in dredging out the slip adjoining the Pacific Mail Wharf what area in ques tion now ibeing filled in could be dredged out to a depth sufficient to float ocean steamers like the China, and what wharf frontage would such area give if constructed in slips ac cording to the plan iset forth in the Advertiser, above referred to? 6. Is the propriety of the filling in going on, in issue or likely to be in issue under the appropriation or any other bills now pendinig .before either House? 7. Has the Ca'binet or any mem ber thereof 'at any time made public in writing, or print the intention to make the fillings in question? If so, can copies ,of the same be produced and .furnished with the answers to these questions? Rep. Robertson propounded the fol lowing questions to the Minister cf Finance: 1. Please state whether you are aware that the agents of vessels com ing to Honolulu from foreign ports are in the habit of charging consignees much higher rates of wharfage than such vessels pay to the Government and that such vessel's or their agents thereby make large profits out of the Government wharves? 2. Should not the Government be entitled to receive all Wharfage paid by the consignees? 3. Please state whether any Gov eminent officer 'has authority over the manner 'of use of the wharves of Ho nolulu, or over the manner of handling or disposition of freight landed on said wharves. Third reading and passage of Sen ate ibill 19, relating to public parks. Rep. iAchi presented a resolution for an item of $3,500 for a road from Puu hue to Kawaihae-kai. To Public Lands Committee. Second reading and passage of House bill 71, relating to the with drawal of alcohol from the Custom 'House for the Queen's hospital, free of charge. The section making it incum bent upon the secretary to present a sworn statement at the end of the year, as to the amount of alcohol withdrawn during that time, was changed so that quarterly statements shall be made. This amendments was made by Rep. Is en berg an'd spoken most favorably on by the Minister of Finance who stated that this would make it much easier for him to keep a sharp lookout on matters pertainig to withdrawal of alcohol. Second reading of House bi'Jl 50, audit act. Consideration not com pleted. At 12 m., House took a recess. AFTERNOON SESSION. At the opening of the afternoon ses sion, there was a continuation of the discussion on the audit act. This con tinued for an 'hour or more when one 'of the members who saw that Minis ter Cooper was anxious to place some thing before the House, moved that consideration of the bill be deferred for a while. This was granted and the Minister presented a communica tion in which it was announced that the President had signed the follow ing bills: Act No. 16 An 'Act regulating the grades of, streets in Honolulu and Hilo and to amend Section 12 of Chapter 47, of the Session Laws of 1S92, en titled "An 'Act defining highways and establishing certain rights and duties in connection therewith," approved October 15, 1S92. !Act No. 17 An Act making special appropriations for the immediate use of the Government. Act No. IS An Act to amend Section 1140 of the Civil Code relating to the submission of differences to the Su preme Court without action. Act No. 19 An Act relating to the limitation of time within which actions may be brought to receive possession of land and amending Sections 1, 2, 4 and 5, and repealing Section S of Chap ter 22 of the Session Laws of 1S70. relative thereto. After this came further discussion on the audit act proper and the amend ments proposed by the committee. A long argument took place when the matter of publishing certain things in the newspapers was on. The Hilo members were of course contending for papers in the rainy city while one of the members from this city was con tending the uselessness of such a pro position. "Weekly newspapers such aa the Hilo had were not much read any way." Rep. Robertson finally moved that the House adjourn on the ground that i: was 4 o'clock. The motion carried. -AND Take Notice The Hawaiian News Co. is offering a line of the latest BASEBALL GOODS, such as GLOVES, MASKS, BALLS and BATS at a reduced figure. Copies of the SPALDING 1897 BASEBALL RULES always on hand. Hawaiian News Co., Ld. MERCHANT STREET, HONOLULU. Bicycle Races Bicycle Races IB THIRD SEASON AT CYCLOMERE PARK, COMMENCES Saturday Evening, April 30. Fast Races! Close Competition! The Eyent of the Evening: KING - DAMON - GILES Three-Cornered Match Race, Tand em-Paced. Seats on sa'le at Wall, Nichols Co. Doors open at 7 p. m. Races commence at S p. m. FRAMED OR UNFRAMED, AT li bur' hi . HO HOTEL ST. Be Sure and See the Plans of the PROVIDENT SAYINGS Life Assurance Society Of New York, Before Taking Out a Policy. E. R. ADAMS, No. 407 Fort Street. General Agent CIIOX G FAT & CO. Contractors : and : Builders, Carpenters and Cabinet Makers. Furniture of all kinds constantly on hand and mad a to order. 137 Nuuanu St., cor. Kukul Lane. To the Public PABST BREWING CO.'s FAMOUS MILWAUKEE IS NOT offered to the public in competition with cheap brands. It Is Absolutely the BestI And for purity, it stands un challenged, and is sold at fair market rates DT 1 1 PEHDB I Ltmitod, Sole Agents. -THE- e Aoi? Will Collect your Accounts for you in a Prompt and Sat- isfactory Manner. FOUR ACTIVE COLLECTORS ar continually on the go, and others will be added, with the Increase of business. Returns made on all bills collected the day after collection. Special rates for special classes of bills. Ring up telephone No. 256, or call around at 210 King street, for further Information. All Kinds of Choice Home Dressed Meats. Tender Roast Beef Sirloin and Porterhouse Steak3, Roast Mutton, Mutton Chops, Pork, etc. can always be had at our shop. When you want THE BEST SAU SAGE ask your dealer for "Gares." Central Meat Market. 214 NUUANU ST. Robert Lewers. F. J. Lowrey. C. M. Cooke LEWERS & COOKE. Importers and Dealers in Lumber, and Building Materials. Office, 414 Fort St. LEWIS & CO., 111 FORT STREET. Telephone, 240. : : P. O. Box, 23 Is the Drink If You Want a Good E. R. ADAMS, Agent Hawaiian Islands. HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO. Steam Engines, BOILERS, SUGAR MILLS, COOLERS, BRASS AND LEAD CASTINGS, And machinery of every description made to order. Particular attention paid to ship's blacksmithingy Job work executed on the shortest notice. WING W0 TAI & CO. 214 NUUANU STREET. Irory, Lacquer, Silver and Crockery Wares, Screens, Vases, Rattan Chairs, Crepes, Silks, Cigars, Etc., Etc. Amerlcon liven and Boorig Siofiles Cor. Merchant and Richards Sts. LIVERY AND BOARDING STABLES. Carriages, Surreys and Hacks at all hours. TELEPHONE 400. Fresh Whole Wheat, In 10 and 50 lb. Sacks. Graham Flour, In 10 lb. Sacks. FEED OF ALL KINDS. WASHINGTON FEED CO. COR. FORT & QUEEN STS. Telephone 422. BEER flV l)U.. 9 n WDolesQle dud ttil Grocers 1