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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. APRIL 8, )9l 1
flf VOLUME XVIII
f he Hilo
The Educational Commission Will Make
(By Oscar Brenton.)
Work on the breakwater being
Black, Hilo reaches out to the dcla
pidated looking high school build
ing for its excitement. I say de
lapidated advisedly for when I last
looked upon it there was a resem
blance to a ruin ; it may have been
fixed up within the last few months
and if it has I doff my hat to. the
From what I can learn Iho investi
gation into tho school scandal, if it
is made, will reveal a condition of
. affairs that will call for fumigation,
. referendum and recall. The foun
dation for the present trouble seems
to bo tho green-eyed monster, the
lady dismissed having greater per
sonal charms as well as charm of
manner than some of tho others.
As usual there is a man in tho case
and the man in this instance hap
pens to be the principal of the
school, a somewhat succcptible peda
gogue who, it is said, likes to hold
hands with lady teachers; perfectly
innocent pastime,, this, provided
others, singular or plural, whose
hands .have been held, do not catch
Over the present muss there
seems, according to disinterested
persons, to bo some keyhole detec
, tivo work without corroborative evi
dence . Tho sympathy is entirely
on the side of tho dismissed teacher
and Inspector Gibson comes in for
a share of condemnation for a onesided-investigation.
Hilo is a city
of factions, the real churchy good
people and the religious good. I
am not considering classes out of
. these because they come in only
when noiso is calculated. Gibson,
it seems, stopped, during the invest
igation with persons who affiliate
with the "unco guid" with the re
sult that the milk of human kind
ness in his breast soured perceptibly
toward the lady who is the storm
center in tho disturbance. Tho
principal of tho school seems to have
been overlooked but I am assured
his turn is coming. Ho is to have
the center of the stage and the spot
light will be thcro when tho solons
get to work. May honesty and
morality have an inning and tho
ono who dares cast tho first stone
win the automobile.
A resolution by Affonso to havo a
committee from tho House investi-
gate the affair was voted down with
- bass drum and cymbal music. Had
it carried it would havo been a
'direct slam on tho Commissioners of
Education who, it is believed can
do. all the search lighting necessary,
From discussions in tho lobby in
which several Hilo people took part
I am of the opinion that there will
be something doing and skirts and
coatails which havo passed as clean
for many a long day will be smirch
ed. Of course at this end of tho
line it is rather difficult tq form nn
opinion that would bo fair to all but
sifting it down to a common factor
I cannot help agreeing with tho
lamented Mark Twain who once re
marked after a school investigation
that Man is tho only animal that
blushes or needs to. I am not sure
I havo tho exact words.
Mr. T. II. Kelly, the irrepressible
Obacknian, has been on Maui for a week
Kelly has put all past advertisers in the
shade. The legislature has introduced a
campaign against bill board advertisers,
but Kelly has the bill board man backed
ofi the boards when it comes to hustling
Warns U. S.
A Recognized British Naval Authority
Points Out Supposed Danger.
The destiny of tho Japanese, as
often expressed to mo by the Japa
nese themselves while I was in Ja
pan, is tho hegemony (supremo com
mand) of the Pacific, and the fur
therance of their national ideals
will not permit, in their judgement,
the establishment of any other na
val power but themselves in East
The poscssion of the Philippines
by tho United States is a direct in
citement to the Japanese, with this
destiny always before them, to ques
tion the right of tho United States
over those islands before tho repub
lic reaches her maximum naval
This popular feeling in Japan has
strong official backing. Then the
attacks along the Pacific Coast by
Americans upon tho Japanese will
inevitably induce our allies, proba
bly sooner than latter, to make their
continuance an excuse for a sharp
Knowing the temper of Califor
nians, from note to actual war is not
a great step.
For pursuance of such a war the
Japanese undoubtedly arc most fa
vorably placed. Having regard to
their recent war with Russia and the
excellent war training under Togo,
tho Japanese naval personnel to-day
probably ranks in actual fighting
power at least fifty per cent moro
than the numeral strength of the
Japan would be fighting from her
own base in waters she understands
intimately. Her sailors have a na
tural aptitude for torpedo work.
It is my firm conviction that un
less the United States makes a pro
found effort immediately it is laying
itself open to a disaster of which it
is impossible to see tho end.
Tho Japanese would start in such
a war with the sympathy of most of
the world on their side, because they
aro.sufficiently shrewd to place the
onus and blame on other shoulders.
The genesis of tho trouble is to bo
found in lack of control by the cen
tral government of the United States
over tho State governments. It is
well recognized here by those who
studied the subject that tho present
attitude of constant hostility to
peaceable Japanese in tho United
States is working slowly but surely
to most disastrous consequences.
The Japanese methods are amply
exemplified in the gradual but suro
manner in which they are absorbing
many islands of the Pacific at pre
sent under tho flag of tho United
States. It is a fact in certain Unit
ed States islands tho Japanese pre
ponderate over the whites and it
cannot bo doubted that there is little
of these islands unknown by tho Ja
panese for future uso when their
Indeed, all outlying United States
islands of tho Pacific may bo regard
ed as naval bases from which tho
Japaneso fleet can work most admir
ably against any force sent by
Amercia across the Pacific.
It is a rcmarkablo fact that tho
people of tho United States them
selves seem most blind to tho dan
ger which, without exaggeration, is
patent to many who study interna
tional subjects hero.
An unusuallylarge number of tourists
came from Hilo on the Clauditie this
week. Some of them stayed over, as
they find the scenery and climate here
surpasses either Honolulu or Hilo.
HONOLULU, April 7. The steamer Senator arrived for laborers
yesterday. Craig consulted with the officers and a lawyer who camo
with tho ship. The crow wore not allowed to leave tho vessel while at
the dock. The ship lator moved beyond the three mile limit to be
beyond tho jurisdiction of tho territorial authorities. Craig took sev
eral hundred laborers to the dock last night, and loaded them on
scows belonging to captain Miller, and carried them to the ptcamer.
The Ewa plantation has bought an action in court. Deputy Sheiiff
Rose is accused of being in leaguo
coast that all laborers sent on tho
they landed in San Francisco.
A bill was introduced into the
licensed or other agent can approach
after their arrival with a view to
The younger of tho Wilson Sisters who played here a few months
ago, died of small pox in Japan.
HONOLULU, April 6. Two Substitute bills were introduced in
tho House providing for the extension of the Rapid Transit franchise.
Ono provides for government ownership at the expiration of franchise.
The steamer Oteria is due next week with 1500 immigrants.
Tho new plan for the Kau ditch has been approved by the Senate.
Determined efforts are being made to secure Chinese labor for the
Representative Kawaakoa has presented a bill for a modified form
of commission government to bo tried on Maui.
Tho Central Improvement Committee discussed a bill to regulate
the bill board nuisance in the Territory. It will bo presented to the
About $12,000,000 has already been appropriated from the
$5,000,000 revenue of the Territory.
HONOLULU, April 5. Th'e Senato favors an appeal to Congress
for a modification of the Chinese exclusion act.
Tho bill favoring the opening of the theatres on Sunday received
no encouragement at a meeting last night.
Craig and three Filipino recruiters, were indicted by the Grand
Jury yesterday. They say they will continue recruiting under the
license issued by tho Territory. Cathcart warns them he will prose
cute under the new law.
A bill was introduced in the Houso to appropriate $15,000 to buy
land from the Bishop estate for homesteaders.
Three officers and 200 marines left yesterday for Maro Island.
Mrs. John Markham died last night.
The Cammorist Trial.
VITTOL, Italy, April 7.
Cammorist trial yesterday. Prisoners and spectators became hysteri
cal, at the evidence given by a priest in his own defense. The court
adjourned in consequence of the excitement.
NEW YORK, April 7. The steamer Princess Erne is ashore
off Fire Island.
CITY OF MEXICO, April 7. The prospects for peace lessen each
day. Pessimism prevails.
CHIHUAHUA, April 7. Madero is drawing tho lines tighter and
tighter about the city. It is reported
to prepare for quick action.
Democrats On Warpath.
WASHINGTON, April 6. Congressman Berger has introduced a
resolution demanding the withdrawal of American troops from tho
Mexican border. AIbo the transmission to Congress of all papers and
documents, bearing on the recent military activity.
President Taft's message to Congress urges Canadian Reciprocity
The bill was read in both houses.
New rules have been adopted
of Cannonism swept into oblivion.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 6.
testimony given beforo the Special Cdmmitteo of the State Senate.
One man testified to being asked
fund necessary to elect Lorimer.
PUEBLO, Mex., April G. Prisoners in tho State penitentiary at
tempted to escape yesterday.
several were recaptured. One guard was shot.
Champ Calrk Speaker.
WASHINGTON, April 5. By a vote of 217 to 151, Champ Clark
defeated Mann, for tho Speakership. Mann was chosen Republican
OAKLAND, April 5. The steamer Charles Wover was burned in
the dock here last night.
CITY OF MEXICO, April 5. The Mexican government has or
dered 10 batteries of mortaiB and 20,000,000 rounds of ammunition.
CHIHUAHUA, April 5. Madero says in reply to enquiries that
there is no hope for peace so long as Diaz is president.
ROME, April 5. A sensation was caused yesterday when an
Italian attempted to assassinate the Popo during service celebrating
tho 50th anniversary of Italian unity.
DENVER, April 5. The anti-prohibitionists carried the election
hero today. The socialists elected thoir candidate for mayor. At La
Salle a prize fighter was elected mayor on tho socialist ticket.
CHICAGO, April 5. Carter Harrison was elected mayor of
Chicago yesterdny for tho fifth torm. Ho defoated Morriam, tho Re
with Craig. Word comes from tiie
Korea, jumped their contracts when
Legislature providing that no
labor in these islands for GO days
Terrible scenes were enacted at the
he has issued orders to his officers
by the Houso, and the last vestig0
A sensation was caused by tho
to contribute $10,000 to a $100,000
Twenty escaped, five wore shot, and
Racy Paragraphs From the Capitol On
.(By Oscar Brcnton.)
What with action in the legis
lature, meetings in which tho right
of the Rapid Transit Company to
an cxtcntion of its -franchiso was
discuscd, the removal from steamcis
of numerous tramp Filipinos who
hungered for a trip to Alaska, tho
past seven days have indeed been
Tho strict quarantine under which
Honolulu has dragged for several
weeks had an uprising on Thursday.
What the near-epidemic of cholera
that has passed caused the merchants
of Honolulu cannot be reckoned.
Hundreds of visitors who had sett
led themselves for a comfortable
stay in the islands got out when the
first cloud appeared on the horizon.
As many more left by the first stea
mer following and more than ono
hundred stayed back when tho Sierra
left San Francisco on her last trip.
Those of the strangers who remain
ed to sec it out had a fairly good
time, and a laugh on those whoso
toes grew pink from low temperature
and flew de coop.
I am glad to sec a wise legislature
has decided upon a monthly stipend
for the queen. Those of us who
have lived hero a generation or more
havo a warm spot in our hearts for
tho woman who allowed herself to
bo misguided at a time when she
should have her senses. I remem
ber when a resolution was introduc
ed in tho old drill shed on Bereta
nia Street, in the early days of '93,
and speeches were being made by
those who felt they had the interest
of the community at heart. A ma
jority was for drastic measures and
prompt action, but Henry P. Blad
win, whose interests, measured fi
nancially, probably offset those of a
dozen others, was called upon for an
opinion. He was for mediation
and he got hoots from the mob for
his pains. With a smile ho remarks
ed to tho men on the platform
"Gentlemen, I guess you do not want
mo here, or my opinion' '.'Now that
she is to have a liberal sum for her
support the Queen will find life less
worrisomo and tho sky freer of clouds
that have hovered over her for
A figure somewhat prominent in
tho days of the monarchy, at all
events during the Kalakaua regime,
was Frank Unger. In thoso days he
was a jolly curly haired beau, good
at all times for a song or a story and
he could hold an audience of con
genes for hours while he recited
some of his experiences. Today he
is a guest at tho Young arranging a
pieco of work for tho Bohemian Club
to present to Raphael Weylamonth
or two hence. I saw Frank tho
other day and I could not help re
marking that Father Time had left
his imprint in wrinkles around his
onco bright eye, lyul with his sytho
cut some of the luxurient growth of
hair from his crown. I noticed a
perceptablo stoop, also, which had
no place with him in tho old days.
Ho was ono of tho Gilling party vi
siting hero often during the lifo of
the King and camo once, afterward,
I think. Unger was the man of tho
party to whom every other fellow,
and girl, looked for contentment
following a day of sport, for it was
he who devised somo remarkable
dinners and no less remarkablo com
binations oi uoozo wnicn everyone
considered good licker' . Ho has
not the same springly step and by
my halidom ho seems to seek tho
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Ono of tho most remarkable fin
ishes to a swimming race in this
or any other country was witnessed
at the Now York athletic club when
C. M. Daniels, tho record holder,
again won tho 100 yard Amateur
Athletic union championship. Never
uetoro was Daniels so hard nrcssed.
Only two inches behind him was
McGillvary of tho Illinois athelic
club of Chicago, while a few inches
away It, R. Frizelle of tho Missouri
athletic club of St. Louis boat nnf.
A. F. Ilobncr of the Illinois athle
tic club for third place. Tho four
men were only a fraction of a fifth
of a second anavt .is tb
the finish mark. The time of the
winner was 5G 4-5 seconds, which
is four-fifths of a second behind
Daniels own American record for
the distance with three turns.
By tho ,vill of M. Stanley Robin
son, principal owner of tho St. Louis
National league baseball club, pro
bated hero today, a woman will
succeed to his stock in tho club and
become a baseball nmcnato. She
is Mrs. Helen Hathaway Robinson
Briton, daughter of the late Frank
Dellaas Robinson, brother of Stan
ley Robinson. Three-fourth of the
estate, including all of tho stock in
tho St. Louis' club, goes to Mrs.
Britton. Tho other fourth is be
queathed to her mother, Mrs. Sa
rah Carver Hathaway Robinson.
"It isn't half as bad as theso bull
fights that aro commonly referred
to as football," asserted Magistrate
Gavin in dismissing the charge
against Jimmy Guardner and John
ny O'Keefe, who had been arrested
as the result of there contest at tho
auditorium. Tuesday night as a part
of the Press club entertainment.
Tho charge had been brought by
n.n m. n:: , ;Z
wiu viiusLiiiu viiizuuaiup union.
If tho scheme to bo tried this
season in Kansas City ever reaches
the majors, base stealing may be- .
come a lost art and deadly throwing
backstops a drug on the market.
Danny Shay and George Tebcau
will experiment with an absolutely
level diamond, the slab being of tho
same height as first, third and tho
plate. But tho catcher's box will
bo elevated, not much, but still somo
higher than it is at present. Tho
catcher is supposed to havo an ad
vantage in throwing from an ele
vation, and wont havo to make a
circus roller over the mound to get
tho ball down to tho bag. His throws
will bo a trifle down hill, giving
him moro speed and moro accuracy
in making tho long toss to tho key
stone sack. Kansas City is expect
ed to derive considerable advantage
from tho raised catcher's Ikjx, but
visiting clubs may bunglo their hea
ves. In that case, with tho Blues
making good on tho oxperiment tho
scheme may spread to tho majors.
quiet of his room moro now than in
tho past. Between us, I believe ho -f '
could get up as good a dinncrtbday -as
over, and but for my indigestion i &
would let him try. ?1
That resolution of Rcprcsonativo
Correa calling for a thorough investi
gation of tho land department of
tho Territory is going to bo far
rcaching.if tho young membor of tho
fifth district is successful. It is not
the result of a single egmplaint be
ing brought to tho alteiifiorTqf a
member of the houso butf'Uio accu- f
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