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I.. W. HAWOKTH - - Baitot.
THE SEVEN UOLTERS.
Some of the wheels iti the Reptib
lican caucus ninchiiicry must have
slipped several cogs when the Re
publicans, with twenty to ten in the
House, failed to elect a Speaker.
The Republicans in caucus chose
Kumuluc with a vote of 13107.
The seven bolted, joined the Home
Rulers and elected Itccklcy. The
noise made in the Advertiser of the
1 9th would indicate that these seven
expected merely to vote Hccklcy in
and vote him out again as a whip
lash object lesson to the caucus
majority of thirteen. If so, the
seven have found that bulldozing
tactics is a losing game when the
vote stands nearly two to one.
The Republican party is a party
based on the will of the majority,
and the, best and only way for a
minority to serve the party in the
highest sense is to submit, otherwise
they invariably play into the hands
of the opposition. And in any other
country than Hawaii they would be
classed with the opposition party in
Whoever the seven Republican
caucus bolters were, they set .out
upon a hazardous course and set a
dangerous precedent when they
bolted the election of Kumalac for
Speaker. The reports of the pro
ceedings in the Legislature indicate
that Speaker Beckley will handle
the business of his important office
as a patriot and not as a partizan.
This is good luck as far as the coun
try is concerned, but docs not in any
degree condone the rashness of the
unknown Republicans who seemed
to be imbued with the rule or ruin
In the redemption of Hawaiian
silver coin, the Treasury Depart
ment fixes no limit to abrasion
through use or natural wear but
bars mutilations. Mutilation in
cludes all scratches, cutting or
stamping of initials, blows, cutting
or perforations. Should it appear
that any great quantity of coin in
the Territory will fail of redemption
at face value because of mutilation,
it would be just and proper for the
Legislature to cover the amount
with an appropriation. The loss
would therefore be distributed
among all the people and would
not rest upon the luckless last
Tun agitation for a change in the
school system has brought forth an
expression of opinion pro and con
that is unusual in this country,
where opinions are too much held
in abeyance by the people. The
least that can come from the cam
paign for local control is redoubled
efforts on the part of everyone now
connected with the schools to make
their assertions good, that ours is
the best school system ever devised.
Tun merchants of Hilo arc mak
ing a concerted effort to induce the
Inter-Island Navigation Company
to put on a steamer for freight serv
ice between Hilo, Honokaa and
other points on the coast of Hawaii.
Such a service would be of great
benefit not only to Hilo merchants
but to the communities at the other
end of the run.
Thk contest of G. W. Paty for a
seat in the present House of Repre
sentatives was not taken up by the
Republican managers iu Honolulu.
It was considered that the question
had been fully canvassed at a pre -
vious time. Fernandez, the 1 loine
Ruler from Hilo, was seated with-
In the language of the learned
and genial Inspector of schools for
the Third District the minority 0f'
seven in the caucus of the House
Republicans were "up against it."
"Its up to them" now to "make
good" by hustling the County bill
along early iu the "game."
"With railroad prospects good
on all sides Hawaii can well con
sider the proposition of one county
on Hawaii and a municipal govern
ment for IIHo." Bulletin.
Thk tailroad which will belt this
Island will enrich its promoters and
owners and open for development
the richest island in the Pacific
Ocean. It is the island best suited
for the expansion of agriculture. It
is a haven of health for nny popu
lation that may seek its shores, and
offers to the tourist, wonders and
beauties, to be seen nowhere else
on the face of the earth.
Thkkk is a respectable bunch of
candidates in Hilofor county offices
awaiting breathlessly the passage of
the county bill. The signature of
the Governor to that document will
be the signal for the most interest
ing political race that ever stirred
the hearts of politicians on this
As Tint catididates for offices to
be created by the county bill line up
and begin to curry favor with run
ning mates they should not forget
to look to the country. There is
where the big vote lies and from
that quarter will come leaders with
which it will be worth while to
Tun merchants of Hilo an. do
ing the right thing for themselves
and territory tributary to Hilo in
demanding freight carrier facilities
for Honokaa and Kukuihaele. The
natural route of merchandise for all
stores on this Island is from San
Prnncisco via Hilo.
A snuiKS of photographs in the
possession of Prof. Carvalho show
the stages of past growth of the
Hilo band. If the statesmanlike
petition of the band for Territorial
aid is effective with legislators future
photos will show more marvelous
Pkom accounts of the orgauiza.
tion of the House at Honolulu it
would seem that somebody is seek
ing to manage the Legislature much
after the fashion of the President in
his dealings with Congress. But
not with the same discernment.
Antonij Oak, under the strict
wording of the offer of reward, may
not have been entitled to the same.
But the outcome will not encourage
citizens to risk their skin in future
efforts to locate and bring to justice,
Pkivatk advices from the seat of
Government indicate that the senti
ment in the Legislature is favorable
to the establishment of a public
park at Hilo. The local committee
will find good allies both in the
House and Senate.
Tun truth of the announcement
that Sheriff Andrews will not be a
candidate for election by the people
to the office of Sheriff, depends
alone on whether or not the County
bill becomes a law.
Tun Senatorial and House repre
sentatives from this Island ask
Hilo people and the people of Ha
waii to present their wants in the
form of petitions. They promise
Tnn resolution of the Bar Asso
ciation of Honolulu to increase the
salaries of the Circuit judges of the
First and Fourth Circuits should
meet the approbation of the Legis
lature. Saiiin's" Mikkok, also went
broke. Let the next Mirror reflect
I less of the editor's cynical idiosyn
icracies and more of things and
matters and men.
J am its Li'.wis, the stalwart Re
publican from Hilo, was elected
1 Temporary Chairman of the House,
I an honor to which he had claim by
It will be hard to improve upon
I !ic,ielc of cmmt' ries
F"vmeu in me county um ior wus
Island without striking alUlivision
RooshvMi.t gave the trusts their
first instalment of publicity when
he exposed the Rockefeller telegrams.
Flue Fruit (iron 11 in the Coffee
There is a strong and growing
tendency among the coffee men of
the Islands to go in for other and
more immediately profitable by-products.
The latest and certainly not
the the least enterprising of these is
W. W. Bruner, successful manager
of the large coffee plantation at
Kealakekua, South Kona, Island
of Hawaii, who recently visited this
city and made a propositioii to well
known capitalists for the purchase
of large tracts of land in addition to
the present holdings of his company,
upon which to enlarge the scope of
Mr. Bruner has been convinced
for a long time that there was big
money in growing pineapples on
the Islands. He has been convinced
of it for so' long that he has already
cleared a large tract of waste land
in South Kona, and has planted
upon the land 100,000 pineapple
plants, which will soon come into
bearing, and which" give promise of
a large yield of most superior fruit.
Before going into the venture,
however, Mr. Bruner made arrange
ments with some fruit men in San
Francisco, as a result of which there
was organized a corporation known
as the Hala Canning Company. It
was for this company that the land
was cleared and the pineapples
planted. In the interest of the same
company land has been cleared for
quarters for laborers on the place,
and a small cannery is to be erect
ed, which will be enlarged as the.
productiou of the plantation in
creases. As a matter of fact, pine
apple growing has already passed.
the experimental stage on the Is-i
lauds. It is a question now of get
ting plants and available land upon
which to plant them. Mr. Bruner
scoured the Islands to get his plants,
and is said by gentlemen to whom
he talked of his operations when he
was in Honolulu last to be anxious
to get all that he can to set out at
once. Also, it is his desire to bring
as much land under cultivation of
this particular product as he can
The soil and climate of the South
Kona country is said to be peculi
arly adapted to the growth of the
pineapple, the fruit there reaching
a size and flavor that is hard to
equal. The land lies low, the soil
is-deep, and there is not .too much
rain, so that the pines do not go to
water, but have a rich juiciness and
solidity that makes them easily
Salem, Otegon, Feb. 21. The
fight for the United States Senator
ship ended today by the election of
C. W. Pulton, Republican. Ful
ton's strongest opponent was ex
I'lrc Destroys Itusslnn Village.
Moscow, Feb. 22. The village
of Paultovitsi, near this city, was
destroyed by fire today. Twelve
persons were burned to death.
Ohio Hirer at Flood Volut.
Oweusboro, Ky., Feb. 22., The
Ohio river has reached flood height
and there is danger of heavy losses
throughout the valley.
Carnival Opens iu Paris.
Paris, Feb. 22. The Carnival
has opened with the usual scenes of
Nrn Postage StauipH.
Postage stamps of new designs have
been issued by the Post Office Depart
ment. The colors of, all dciioiuiintioiis
remain the same but the new design is
fur more artistic than the old. The two
I cent stump will continue to bear the nor
1 tr.tit of Washington but it will be a front
instead of a profile view, Ilcsides por
trait of great Americans the stamps will
bear the date of birth and death. At the
Hilo Post office, Mr. Madeira has received
an installment of new 13 cent stamps.
This is the first thirteen center ever issued
by the government and ought to have
great vogue among the superstitious.
The local Post office has also received a
big shipment ofthe new McKlnley Postal
Outgoing Kiniiu List.
I). N. Gilmore, I. S. "Dillingham, Otto
Rose. A. HumburL'. F. L. Waldron. wife
aud child. P. C. Ihuzell, I'. W. Haysel-
iliaii P HFaI fT t M I Urn linn HT ..! T
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I Iiiiuuau and son, A. K. Sutton, W.
Thompson, D. 11. McConkle, G. I). Citr
us, v. u. AKIIU.
Subscribe fw the Tiuiiunh, Island sub
States That Department F.iitlorsetl
Scheme of Maul Teachers.
Editor Triiiunk: Will you
kindly publish the following in
explanation of those petitions, and
to refute some of the charges made
against the Department of Public
The petitions (two) were handed
to me on behalf of the Maui teach
ers with the request that I forward
them to some responsible parties on
Hawaii for circulation among the
teachers of that island. Accord
ingly I forwarded one to Dr. Bond
of Kohala and the other to Mr. G.
G. Kinney in Kau, stating the
source of the petitions. Later the
Department endorsed the petition
and sent copies to the different
The charge that the schools of
Hawaii are run by a Board 200
miles away whose interests are in
no way identified with the island,
can hardly be supported by facts
for the island has nine school agents
and an inspector. These school
agents arc representative men in
every respect, as the following
names will attest: Dr. Bond of
Kohala, A. B. Lindsay of Honokaa,
Mr. Barnard of Laupahoehoe, Mr.
Severance for Hilo, A. G. Curtis of
Olaa, G. G. Kinney of Naalehu,
Miss' Ella Paris for South Kona,
M. F. Scott for North Kona and
Miss E. W. Lyons for South Ko
hala. The Board pays salaries,
furnishes and repairs buildings pro
vides a course of study, etc., but
otherwise the control of the schools
is strictly in the hands of the Agents
It has been claimed that we have
railed to properly educate our
children particularly the Hawaii
ans that they have not been ad
vanced iu knowledge, and that they
cannot speak English when they
leave school. The teaching force
of our islands has not only had a
difficult problem to face but a
unique one as well. That they
have failed is not to be wondered at
when such able supervisors as we
have had in the past men of talent
and education have not succeeded
iu finding a solution to the prob
lem; though they have not failed
to grapple with it, as the couises of
study of the past indicate.
Our children must speak English
before we can advance them in
.knowledge. That is plain, but the
English language presents peculiar
difficulties to the Hawaiian child,
and it has been "up to us" to find
the solution; for where had there
been similar problems before. We
have been decidedly "up against
it" during past years; but now, I
firmly believe, we have found the
solution at the hands of Mr. Edgar
Wood of our Normal School. And
further do I believe, that nowhere
in the world today can teachers be
found better qualified to teach En
glish to non-English speaking
children than those of Hawaii.
Very truly yours,
CHAS. W. BALDWIN,
Normal Inspector, 3rd Circuit.
Hilo, Hawaii. Feb. 23, 1903.
THK LAW MAKKHS.
Lint of Members Now at Work In
The members of the House by
Islands are: Hawaii, A. Fernan
dez, H. R.; M. K. Kealawaa, H.
R., James D. Lewis, R.; W. N.
Purely, II. R.; F. R. Greenwell,
R,; H. M. Kaniho, II. R., Chas.
H. Pulaa, R.; Wm, J. Wright, R.
Maui: Fred W. Beckley, H. R.i
V. P. Hula, R.; S. E. Kalama, R.;
S. Keliinoi, R.; Philip Pali, R.
Molokai: Joel Nakaleka, R.
Oahu: Wm. Aylett, R.; Frank
Andrade, R.; S. F. Chillingworth,
R.; W. W. Harris, R.; Jonah Ku
malae, R.; Carlqs A. Long, R.; D.
Datnicn, H. R.; M. K. Kou, H.
R.; D. M. Kupihae, II. R.; S. K.
Oili, H. R.; J. K. Paele, H. R.j
Henry Vida, R.
, Kauai; J. K. Gandall, R.; H.
A. Jaeger, R.; S. K. Kaili, R.;
Erie Knudsen, R.
Total, 30: Republicans, 20;
Home Rulers, 10.
The members of the Senate, al
phabetically with the islands they
represent, their politics and the
date when their term expires are as
Oahu, Achi, W. C, R 1906;
Maui, Baldwin, II. P., R., toot;
Oahu, Brown, Cecil, R., 1904; Ha
waii, Brown, John II., II. R., 1904;
Oahu, Crabbe, Clarence L., R.,
1904; Maui, Dickey, C. II., R.,
1906; "Oahu, Iscnbcrg, D. P. R.,
R., 1906; Maui, Ktiitic, S. K., II.
R., 1904; Oahu, Kalauokalaui, II.
R., 1904; Hawaii, Kaohi, J. B.,
H. R., 1904; Ouhu, McCandless,
L. L., R., 1906; Kauai, Nakapa
ahu, H. R., II. R., 1904; Hawaii,
Paris, John D., R., 1906; Kauai,
Wilcox, S. W., R., 1906; Hawaii,
Woods, Palmer, D. & H. R., 1906.
Total, 15: Republicans, 9; Home
Rulers, 5; Fusion Democrat and
Home Ruler, 1.
THK COLD SNAP.
Snow on Mountain Crept llclow '
The snow on 'Mnnun Ken this week)
crept down from the summit a dislnnce of
more than a mile. It touched the sum
mils around Kallcha hills, which arc be
low the 7000-foot line. Cold trade winds
have blown across the windward side of
Hawaii every day this week, and tcetli
have chattered every morning from Ma I
hukona to Knlapaun. All the surplus
bedclothes have been brought into requi
sition in every household and blue noses '
are in evidence on tile streets.
At I'uuoo, on V. It. Shlpiuau's ranch,
thirty-one utiles from Hilo, the thermom
eter registered 30 above zero Wednesday,
February 18th. On the 19th it was 10
degrees warmer; the 20th the tempera
ture was 38 and on the following day 36.
These readings were taken by Mr. Shif)
man at 6 o'clock a.m. each day.
At night Hilo is swept by mountain
breezes which pass over an area of snow
and ice wider in extent than has been
known on this Island for many years.
The effect has been remarkable on the
climate, even at the ocean's edge, where
the tropical billows of the Pacific sigh iu
vain for the whilom bather at Cocoauut
Card or Tliimks.
Mrs. K. II. Re id desires to express her
sincere thanks to friends and neighbors
who gave assistance and sympathy in her
X KILAUKA LODGK, No. 330,
Af P. & A. M.-A special meeting
Vf will be held SATURDAY, FF.II-
v N RUARY 28. 1903. at 7:30 p. in.
Work iu Third Degree, Sojourning
brethren are cordially invited to attend,
lly order of W. M.
T. C. Ridc.wav, Secretaty.
Lady's riding nud driving horse, cart
and harness, saddle and bridle. Inquire
at TlUUUNK Office.
All accounts owing to the American
Grocery Store should be paid without
Delay at the office of A. H. Sutton & Co.
A. E. SUTTON & CO.
The annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the L. Turner Co., Ltd., will
be held at the Company's Store, Hilo, on
Saturday, February 28, 1903, at 3 o'clock,
for the purpose of electing officers for the
ensuing year and the transaction of such
other business as may properly be brought
before the meeting.
KF.ITH T. MACKHJ,
Notice to Creditors.
In the Circuit Court, ofthe Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii U. S. A.
In Puouath At Ciiamiikks.
In the matter of the estate of JOHN
Notice is hereby given that the under-'
signed has been appointed Administrator i
of the estate of said deceased.
All creditors of said estate are hereby I
notified to present their claims, duly 1
verified and with their vouchers, ifany,
to the undersigned at the law offices of
Ridgway & Ridgway, at Hilo, Hawaii, ,
within six months from the date of this
notice, otherwise such claims, ifany,
will be forever barred.
J. CASTLP. RIDGWAY,
Ridgway & Ridoway,
Attorneys for Kstnte.
Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 10, 1903. 15.4
Uncle Sam's Cigar Store
will deliver to you
of all flavors
Lemon, Cream, Ginger Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Pineapple, Or
ange, Strawberry, etc., etc.
NiCKon I). Camkka. Max.
Wnlnnucnuc St., near Pitman
Front Stroot, Hilo, Hawaii
A Large Assortment of Tweeds Always
Kept on Hand.
Perfect Pit and First-Class Work Guaran
teed. Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty.
A TRIAL SOLICITED
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oahu, II. I.'
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Credit issued, available in all the principal
cities of the world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
Islands, either as deposits, Collections
Insurance or requests for Exchange.
Waiakea Boat House
R.A. LUCAS & CO., Prop'rs.
WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HILO
HAVF. NOW A FLEF.T OF
and Small Boats
FOR PUI1LIC HIRE
Passengers and biggage taken to and
from vessels in the harbor at reasonable
rates. Launches aud rowboats to hire
for private picnics and moonlight rides.
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Self-starter and reversible engine. In
practicability it is equal to the steam en
gine. Sies from 1 h. p. upwards.
Iloats fitted with this engine or frames of
any size to order. For particulars apply
to R. A. LUCAS, Manager.
To close out our Pianos nud Organs
we offer astonishing
Ono Organ $ 35.00
Ono Organ 90.00
Ono Piano 1 20.00
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