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MARCH G, 1903.
Untcitd at the Postofficc at IUlo, IIh
wall, as second-class mutter
FUIlMSHKt) KVKRV PRIIIA.V.
L. W. HAWORTU - - Editor.
TRIUMPH OF SCIENCE.
In the Trihunk of February 6,
the following news dispatch ap
peared: "New York, Jan. 15. Dr. Chas.
B. Harrows of this city has sub
mitted a report of a case to the New
York Obstetrical Society and out
lined a treatment tending to revo
lutionize the methods of modem
medical procedure in dealing with
blood poisoning. It would seem,
indeed, that an actual specific for
this dread ailment had been dis
covered. Briefly, the treatment
consists of the injection of formalin
into the veins.
"Dr. Kgbert Grandin, president of
the New York Obstetrical Society,
after hearing Dr. Barrow's report,
said: 'Without further trial, and
taking this case as it stands, I con
sider Dr. Barrow's discovery as the
most important contribution to med
ical science of this generation.'
"Dr. Barrow's experiments were
made upon public patients in Belle
vue Hospital. A patient was suf
fering from a violent case of blood
poisoning and had a temperature of
108 degrees and a pulse of 160. It
is said Barrows injected into one
of the large veins of the right arm
500 cubic centimeters of formalin.
The effects were almost magical.
The temperature and pulse rate
soon began to fall, and in the course
of a few' days were normal. The
patient is now practically well."
Less than one month from the
publication of this discovery, "this
most important contribution to
medical science of this gener
ation," has been successfully used
by local physicians. The import
ance of the fact cannot be overesti
mated. When it appears that the
local case was more violent than
the clinic case in Bellevue, the stamp
of validity is so much the more
strong. The application of the
specific by Doctors Grace and Hol
land, resulted in the restoration of
consciousness to the patient in less
than fifteen minutes and within six
hours, her temperature had fallen
from 107 to 101.
In the face of such discoveries
and demonstrations, there is no tell
ing what minute, the medical profesv
sion will startle the world and bless
mankind with further discoveries.
The dread secrets of leprosy cannot
forever evade the implacable ad
vance of science and bold experi
ments. The lawmaker who would
forbid or hamper the work of the
medical profession in this, one of
Disease's last retreats, is out of tune
with the century and an enemy of
THE HOME NEWSPAPER.
In a recent issue the Clarinda
(Iowa) Herald very aptly says:
There seems to be a feeling among
business men that a newspaper has
no business to make money. Why
not? It is the most exacting busi
ness in the world, the most trying
in every way. It means long hours
and the greatest care in its conduct.
The newspaper has the entire pub
lic to deal with. It is criticised on
all occasions. It has to deal with
all the cranks in the community,
and to do this successfully requires
iudument and patience. It has
1 i . i r.
power, and that power, to the credit
of journalism, is nearly always
wiplripfl for the ntililin mod. No
wielded for the public good. No
question of vital concern to the
home people fails to find a strong
support from the home newspaper,
and this, too, without remuneration.
The publisher spends his money to
further these projects, and the com
munity never gives a thought to the
matter of cost to him. It is not I
paid out of the public pocket
Tiik party of tourists numbednglcon'pleted with 2,352 feet of tunnels
twenty-one, who are on this island, a,ul 57 "- ol siiaus. 1 m. cap,i- that expenditures were abnormally
are the first results of the well city of the waterhead flume is 15,- high at the beginning, as compared
planned system of Mr. Bidgood in 000,000 gallons in twenty-four I with later years, even under nor
his management of the Volcano j,ours providing ample water fori,nn conditions. Under the circum
House. Bidgood's schemes are of , .. '.' . Tnr ,ionu!l.tlv IK stances now that the main, work of
the right kind and deserve support a" ,m " PurP!S. or domestic use instaHatloII ,8 cornpieted, IJthink
and the co-operation of Hilo busi
HAD MAIL BREAK.
The Tost office authorities at Sun
Francisco are a long way off, but
they need n severe roasting for der
eliction of duty. Instructions were
filed with the San Francisco office
a long time ago to the following
effect: Send mail to the Island of
Hawaii by the Mntson S. S. IJnter
prise, when her date for sailing
from San Francisco will enable mail
to reach the Island sooner than if
pent by way of Honolulu. That is
a business like and sensible order,
and like all Postal instructions had
for its purpose the bettering of the
The Mntson S. S. Kntcrprise left
San Francisco Wednesday Feb
ruary 18, and arrived in Hilo on
the morning of February 27. No
mail was sent by her. The San
Francisco postal officials sent the
mail for this Island by the Sierra,
which left San Francisco the even
ing before the sailing of the Kntcr
prise. The letter mail of this con
signment, arrived in Hilo Monday
evening, March 2, three and a half
days after the arrival of the Fnter-
nrise. The newspapers and second !
class matter arrived Wednesday I than they did a year ago. The ces
nightbythe Kinau five and one I sation of clearing new lands, for the
half days later than the arrival of! present, has enabled me to reduce
the S. S. Kntcrprise. the number of employes by ap-
Such hitches in the delivery of!
mails are not tolerable and the best
kick to make in the matter is, for
every man and woman whose mail
was delayed, to write to the Post
master at San Francisco about it.
THE HILO HOTEL.
The Volcaifb House is "getting
off on the right foot." Kven Madam '
Pele is waking up to the fact and isj
starting in on at least a benefit per-1
formnnce. There is a gray side to I
this bright picture, however. The
Hilo Hotel is closed. It has been
converted into a chapel. This is
well and good, but its halls should
be awake with the vivacity and
good humor of visitors. If Mr.
Trent and Bidgood and their asso
ciates would tackle the Hilo Hotel
they would undoubtedly make it
pay. It was closed not so much on
account of lack of patronage as be-
causeof business differences between
the owners and the lessees. At the
present time we understand the
hotel property may be secured upon
better terms than were offered be-1
fore. 1 he people or Hilo will un-1
doubtedly do what they can to assist
anyone who will again open this
hostelry to the public.
The need of a hotel at Hilo Is
more acute since new life has been
injected into the hotel at the Vol
cano. The same push and energy
would make the Hilo Hotel a popu
lar and paying proposition.
Tiik Hawaiian Americans of Hilo
have set their fellow countrymen
throughout the Territory a good
example. They have canvassed the
political situation carefully and have
adopted the wise course. They
will be found in the Republican
party doing their duty. The Re-1 company.
publican party is one to which the j The company began the harvest
prefix American may be most ap-1 jng 0f tiiC seCond crop with a credit
propriately added and this the Ha- j balance in agents' hands amount
waiians have done. It shows where j jg to $94,063.67 net of all accounts
the hearts of Hawaiian citizens are j outstanding. The company there
and with fair treatment by the fore owes nothing except the in
haoles the Hawaiian will be a loyal-1 debtedness amounting to $1,140,000
party man as he is a patriotic citi- j covered by its bond issue.
j,e Manager McStocker states that
1 "the conditions affecting the sugar
An article is published in this industry were extremely adverse
issue from the pen of T.J Ryan, mB the period of the production
, ,. ... ,., .. f ! and marketing of the first crop. As
dealing with the Hawaiian land aKaist this, sugar is approximately
question on broad lines. Points half a cent higher than it was dur
are made that well deserve the con-' iug the last crop, with reason to
liirterntinn of nil who are interMtorl look for a rise. Labor is HOW
in flu. nrn.rro anil nromvritv nf
I m Ule progress aim prosperity ot
Hawaii. The Trihunk invites
articles of every color of opinion
upon this subject.
OLAA SUUAIt CO.
Report of Condi
Prospects. Honolulu, Feb. 27. The man
ager's report brings out the fact
that the water tunneling system is
over the whole plantation and
I operate three flumes at once to
mill, frequently delivering more'
cane than can be hnudlcd, in which j
case the cane is turned into cars and I
uiilnnrlocl mitn the carrier lnfur r n
cane unloading machine.
In addition to fully supplying the
plantation a considerable surplus
has been furnished to Katimatia
cane growers to flume cane to the
Hilo Sugar Company's mill.
The flume system at and below
the t, 800 foot level with five main
flumes concentrating at the mill,
and intermediate feeder flumes, is
now practically completed, with a
total length of 56.2 miles.
About two and a half miles .addi
tional flumes will be required to
connect up the local Olaa reservoir
system with the present flume sys
tem, with which to take off tho cane
lying above the present flumes and
below the reservoirs. This will
probably not be required until next
The manager states: "While
there is no surplus of .labor', we,, are
fairly well supplied, and the men
steadier and better
proximately 550 men.
The present number of employes
is 1924, against 2485 last yean
The crop of 1901-2 was 4,230.50
acres, producing an average of
4.4424 tons 0 sugar per acre,., br
19,208.3655 tons altogether.
The crop now being harvested
I amounts to 4,581.7 acres and the
estimated vield is 20,000 tons of
The crop for 1903-4 is estimated
6566 acres, including cane from the
puua Company, and exclusive of
the independent Olaa planters.
The crop for 1904-5 is estimated
5,721 acres, on the same basis.
The weather statistics show that
at the station at nine miles, an ele
vation of about 300 feet, the rain
fall was 142 inches in 1901 and 180
inches in 1902.
At Mountain View station, an
elevation of about 1500 feet, ..the
rainfall was 17s inches in iqoi and
225 inches in 1902.
1 The chemist's report
some interesting statistics: The
first mill juice analyzed 19.31 per
cent, brix, 17.31 per cent, polarjza-
tion and 89.64 per cent, purity all
of which figures are high.
The total number of tons of cane
ground at the mill was 136,068.
The number of tons of c$ne
ground per day was 1,020.37. . 1
The number of tons of sugar pro
duced per day was 134.67.
It took 7.85 tons of cane to make
a ton of sugar, and one ton of cane
made an average of 247.75 pounds
The Assessable Stock is now all
paid up save $21,676.00 yet to be
There are 9008 shares in the
I treasury, par value J.180, 160.00,
1 nvniljitile: for the numoses of the
' cheaper, more plentiful and more
"Further crops will consist of a
due proportion of ratoons. with
due proportion of ratoons. with
their cost, the first crop being
practically all plant cane. The
mill is doing fine and economical
work, the flume system is com
plete and men and apparatus are
broken in, so that everything is go
ing on more smoothly and econo
mically than it was during a large
part of the first crop.
"The experience of all new plan
tilc best dividend payers, has been
tations, even those which
that we may look to the future with
VOUK WITH ItKl'Ulll.K'ANH.
1'nrly (lulu Mlnuigtli TliroiiK" Wlsr
CoiiimpI of HiuTiillniiK.
A meeting of the Hawaiian voters
of this District was held at the Hnili
Church last Tuesday night to dis
cuss the County Bill. The meet
ing was attended by the most in
fluential Hawaiian of the District
and many delegates were present
from outside places. The proceed
ings of the meeting phowed a very
flattering indication of a disposition
on the part of the Hawaiiaus to
work in harmony with the Rcpubli-.
can party in the bringing about of
local government. Some minor
evidence of desire to go it alone
against any and all policies ad
vanced by the haole was displayed
but this was more than overbal
anced by the broad minded .utter
ances of Hawaiian leaders.
The meeting was called to order
by Ben Brown who stated in a gen
eral way the object of the meeting.
He then introduced John Baker,
President of the Aloha Aina So
ciety, as permanent chairman. Mr.
Baker said: "We are here to dis
cuss the provisions of the county
bill and to talk over the policy to
be pursued by Hawaiian-Americans
after County Government shall
have been established. He asked
all present to speak their sentiments
freely and fully upon the subject in
order that an understanding might
exist between all friends of local
government. He stated that it was
well known that under the present
system the people had too little
voice in the management of their
own affairs. He said that a too
centralized form of government had
long been in existence and that the
movement for County Government
was one that would give the people
control of their own affairs."
Mr. Baker then explained the
attitude of the various political fac
tions and urged that the Hawaiiaus
adopt a conciliatory policy among
themselves and Republicans friend
ly to the bill. He explained a
marked difference between Repub
licans and so-called Republicans.
He said that the so called Republi
can missionaries, under the Re
public had deprived the Hawaiian
of his rights of suffrage and had
treated him badly in general. How
ever since annexation it has been
the good fortune of the Hawaiiaus
to have their rights and liberties
restored by real and patriotic repub
licans, He urged Hawaiiaus to
work in harmony with these who
had been of assistance to them.
Chairman Baker then called up
on Rev. S. L,. Desha to explain the
provisions and the scope of the
County bill. Mr. Desha said that
the County bill as proposed by the
Republican Central Committee at
Honolulu was merely the frame
work, and not necessarily the law
that would be passed. The Legis
lature would be called upon to alter
or amend the bill, as in their judge
ment may be for the best interests of
the people. 'With certain excep
tions Mr. Desha favored the adop
tion of the bill as drafted by tle
committee. He favored the elec
tion of District Magistrates by the
people. He mentioned the schools
and other matters which should be
under control of the people of the
County. Instead of requiring mem
bers of the police force to give bonds,
he thought it would be more appro
priate to hold the heads of the de
partment responsible. If the County
Bill should pass our past sad ex
perience with appeals to Honolulu
for funds for needed roads would be
at an end. When we have the
management of our own affairs, we
will obtain the needed money from
the County, through appropriations
by officers called County Super
visors. Mr. Desha continued, ex
plaining the provisions of the
County bill in detail, and advocated
a local Board of Health.
A number of others spoke among
them them being Keliipio and Pu
na who favored the Republican
party. Three Home Rulers from
Hamakua were for independent ac
tion. II. S. Rickard, Paauhau and
others made strong speeches in fa
vor of joining forces with the Re
publican party. A vote was taken
at the close of the meeting, in which
a majority went on record as favor
ing that the Hawaiiaus of this Is
land work with and under the Re-'
To cull your attention to it new collection of
Hawaiian Songs just published by us entitled
"SONGS OF HAWAII"
This collection contains a number of old Songs
and Hulas never previously published. This
book is beautifully illustrated. Price $1.50
postpaid. Order direct of the
BERGSTROM MUSIC CO., Honolulu
Box 576, Honolulu, T. H.
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All Colors, both for Outside and Inside Work.
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Pacific Hardware Co., Ltd,
Honolulu, H. T.
Seated Tenders will be received by the
Superintendent of Public Works nt Ho
nolulu until 12 111. of Monday, the 30th
of March, 1903, for constructing wharf
shed nt Hoopuloa, Hawaii; also for con
structing warehouse at Hookeua, Hawaii.
Plans and specifications on tile in the
office of Superintendent of Public Works,
Honolulu; in office ol H. U. Richards,
Agent Department of Public Works,
Hilo; in office of h. S Aungst, Kona,
and in office of V. Buchholtz, Kona, Ha
wail. The Superintendent reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
Hids will be on both buildings or sou.
IIHNRY I?. COOPER.
Superintendent of Public Works.
March 2, 1903. 18-1
Iii the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit
Territory of Hawaii, U. S. A.
In Prohatk At Chamiihks.
In the matter of the Estate of R. II.
RICH), deceased, of Hilo, Hawaii,
Petition having been filed by Heruice
S. Reid, widow of the said deceased,
praying that she be 'ippointed adminis
tratrix of said estate.
Notice is hereby given that Monday,
the 301I1 day of March, 1903, tit 9 o'clock
a. in., be and hereby is appointed for
hearing said petition 111 the Court room
of this Court at Hilo, Hawaii, at which
time and place nil persons concerned may
appear and show cause, if anv they have,
why said petition should not be granted
Hilo, Hawaii, March 5, 1903.
Hy the Court:
DANIEL PORTER, Clerk,
lly Chas. Hitchcock, Deputy Clerk.
RlDOWAY & RlIHltt'AV.
Attorneys for Petitioner. 18-3,
Stood by the Caucus.
Honolulu, Feb. 23, 1903.
To the voters of the Republican
The undersigned Republican
members of the House of Repre
sentatives wish to state that Hon.
F. V. lleckley was not ejected
Speaker of the House by their votes.
This statement is made to show
the public who was responsible for
deserting the Republican caucus
and electing its political opponent.
HKNRY C. VIDA,
WM. J. WRIGHT,
R. V. AYUvTT,
CARLOS A. LONG,
S. K. KAILI,
W. P. HAIA,
. PHIPIP PAM,
CHAS. A. PULAA,
5. K. KM, AM A,
J. D. LKWIS.
N. C. Willfoug returned by the .Kinau
from a trip through Kohala, Mr. Will
foiig reports the Kohala District especial
ly prosperous just now. Ciops are good.
Mr. Willfoug found a great many of the
people on the other side in favor of one
County for the Island of Hawaii.
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oauu, H. I.
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Sarsaparilla, Pineapple, Or
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