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MARCH 13. 1903-
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wall, as second-class matter
rUIll.ISlllU) KVKRV 1'RIDAV.
L. W. HAWORTH - - Editor.
THE TOURIST WAVE.
The effort to attract tourists to
Hawaii is taking on more gigantic
nronortions than ever before. The
foci of the wholesome contagion
was in the newspaper offices ofOahu
and Hawaii. The Honolulu Cham
ber of Commerce and the Mer
chant's Association helped it along
and now the steamship companies
are awake to the possibilities. The
coming to Hawaii of a party of 128
tourists by the Siberia, soon due at
Honolulu will be an eye opener for
the pessimistic. The new program
of the Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany in reaching out for tourists
through its railroad connections in
the East will produce marvellous
results. Visitors will be coming.
That those who come one year may
be the fore-runners of a larger num
ber the next, depends on the treat
ment extended by the people of Ho
nolulu and Hilo. A tourist is a
sensitive animal and must be
handled with care. He does not
object to a little hardship or pri
vation but he can detect the bluffer,
the hypocrite and the grafter in an
instant. The tourist who will seek
Hawaii is not the untutored savage
or the unsophisticated swain who
may be bled with impunity and
never know the difference. He is
"dead next" to any game that the
average hotel clerk or rooming
house mistress can concoct.
The chief attraction for tourists
in the Cross Roads of the Pacific is
the io-day tour of the Islands.
Coming from Honolulu to Hilo, the
beauties of the Island grow in cres
cendo from the disappearance of
the sunburnt sides of Diamond
Head, to the Kinau wharf in Hilo
bay. The tourist dreamer awakes
when he beholds from the deck of
the Kinau the Hanging Gardens of
Kohala and as he passes under the
promontories of Hamakua he won
ders what the Hotel clerk and the
curio vendor at Honolulu meant
when he advised him not to go to
the Volcano. In Hilo bay the tourist
sees the emerald slopes that reach
from Cocoanut Island to the snow
capped summit of Mauna Kea and
says, this indeed is worthy of the
fame of the "Sandwich" Islands.
His ride on the "jungle" train to
Olaa, thence through cane fields,
tropical forests and banana groves
to Mountain View prepares Mr.
tourist for the richest treat of his
sojourn in the placid Isles, the
coach ride through forests of fern
and flower to the Volcano house.
The only attractions for the globe
trotter in these Islands, which he
cannot find at his own door at
home, are to be found on the Island
of Hawaii. By alL means let the
tourist have the joy of a week in
Honolulu, that fair but sunburnt
and dust ridden Queen of the Archi
pelago. But do not say to him that
Honolulu is the prize winner at the
dog show, because the deception
will be unearthed.
NO BAND .APPROPRIATION.
The Hilo band has been turned
down in committee. In its report
the following statement is made:
"Your committee is of the opinion
that as the band in question is a
private institution and not a part of
the government service, this request
should be discouraged, for, to grant
it an avenue would thereby
opened for like demands to be made
from other localities. Believing
that county governments will surely
be soon established within this
Territory, your committee is further
HAWAII AND HILO. j
There is a disposition on the part
of the senators and representatives
from the other islands to leave the
matter of boundaries of counties on
this island to members from Ha
waii. Our members themselves
arc hesitating, because they prefer
to carry out the wiU of the people
in this matter, and this is hard to
ascertain. It is a question difficult
to decide and the people should ex
press themselves. In talking on
the question, in Hilo no uniform
opinion is fuind. There is no dis
position on the part of Hilo's heav
iest tax payers to avoid the burden
of being tied up to a poorer district,
nor is there any insatiable desire to
be hooked up with fertile Hama
kua. The prevailing wish in Hilo is
that the boundaries be fixed in the
interest of the prosperity of the
whole island. What is best for the
island of Hawaii is good enough
for Hilo. Hilo has "hogged"
nothing from the other districts.
There ha been nothing to "hog."
The Creator gave us the best har
bor in the group and we have asked
Congress to fix it. Captains of in
dustry have developed 111 both
directions from Hilo the largest
and richest cane areas' in the
Islands, and we are yearning for
railroads that their productions'
may be transferred to the holds ol
ocean going vessels for half the
present price. We don't want all
the county supervisors to come
from Hilo, for if they did, they
would never ai'ree.
What is best for Hawaii is best
LEGISLATURE AT WORK.
The Legislature is down to busi
ness now in both branches. The
County bill was made the continu
ing ofder of the day in the House
last Tuesday and its consideration
will be pressed along at as rapid a
gait as circumstances will permit.
With the best possible headway, it
is not believed that the County bill
can be put through both houses in
less than thirty days and that there
fore an extra session is already in
sight for the passage of other laws,
sidetracked for the County bill.
The MANAGERS ol (he IMioenix 11VY ALL the Slock for snlcif
11 is such a i?ood thing?
This question was answered fully in FINANCIAL ARTICLE No. 8 sonic time since.
It will be answered again on March 20th. Watch for it.
20,000 SHAKES of the 25,000 originally Intended to he placed in Hawaiian
Territory HAVE KEEN SOLD.
MORE TO SELL.
ONCE OFF THE MARKET WILL NETEK
RE SOLI) AGAIN.
Jamks H. Bovi) was not acquit
ted at Honolulu because of his pop
ularity with the members of the
jury, as is stated by the Hawaii
Herald. He was acquitted because
Judge De Bolt instructed the jury
to do so, upon the ground that the
prosecution failed to produce the
necessary evidence of guilt. Mr.
Hoyd has been, is and will continue
to be a popular man in the Territory
but that is not good grounds for
reflecting upon the jurors who
served at his trial. But what rt
howl would have been sent up by a
certain wing of the press, had it
been Gear or a Humphreys or a
Little who directed the jury to
acquit, instead of a De Bolt.
A. A. W ATKINS,
CIIAS. R. R1SH0P,
(Iite of Honolulu)
GEO. C. ROAKRMAN,
Dir. S. F. Savings Union
CIIAS. E. LA 1)1),
Ladcl & Tiltou
S. PRENTISS SMITH,
(Formerly II ink of California)
Dir. D. O. Mills Bank
It will be no mistake to grant to
the counties the right to manage
their own schools and elect their
own district magistrates. The Ha-
waiians have grasped the idea of
self-government in its broad Ameri
can sense, and they need the respon
sibility of managing their own
county affairs in order to develop
the highest and best that is in them,
and the denial or repression of their
rights is as cruel and unnatural as
is the compression of the feet of
Chinese ladies in baby shoes. If
entrusted with the management of
their own schools, it is almost cer
tain that thev will take a pride in
developing them to a high state,
for the sake of their own children.
SAIII TO HAVE (JUKEI) LEL'KHS
Success of Yiuikco Doctor's Efforts
Washington, Feb. 25. Accord
ing to United States Consul Mc-
Wade at Canton, it has remained
for an American physician, Dr.
Phoenix Savings, Building and Loan Association of California
Hawaiian Renl., Judd
H. L. HERBERT,
Special Agent, Hilo.
Kiiildliig, Ground Floor, Fort St. Entrance.
INTEREST on term accounts $100 lots, 6 per cent.
Dividends on full Participating Stock from 9 to 12 per cent, according to time and class.
$12.00 per month paid for one hundred months will produce $2,000.00.
FAMOUS INVKYIOK EAI.
It. J. (Jntllnir, Father or the Ituplil
Fire Machine dun.
New York, February 26. R. J.
dolph Razlag, to discover a means , 0atHllgi lnvclltor 0f the Catling
Tin: frequent requests from
abroad and individuals and firms
in the eastern states received by
business men here, for information
as to the opportunities for invest
ment or the establishment of busi
ness enterprises in Hilo, make it
imperative that Hilo should have a
chamber of commerce or board of
trade. It is by the dissemination
of such information as could proper
ly be furnished by a body of this
character that tends to the growth
and prosperity of a community.
Hilo has a bright future ahead of
it, as everyone visiting the place
admits, but steady progress com
mercially or otherwise can only be
secured by the united efforts of its
citiens and business men. Results
for the improvement of Hilo could
be accomplished in no better way
than by the organiation and main
tenance of Hilo Hoard of Trade.
of curing and extermm :ting lep
rosy. In a report to the State De
partment the Consul says that
wonderful success has attended the
efforts of this physician and his
work has attracted the attention of
the highest Manchu and Chinese
officials. This work began in June,
1902, in a leper village six miles
distant from Canton. Of four cases
treated, three have been discharged
completely cured and the last is
making a practical recovery. The
physician urges strongly the adop
tion of his methods for the treat
ment of lepers in the Philippines
and in Hawaii.
The main features of the treat
ment, which is shown in detail in
the Consul's report, appear to con
sist of minute and long sanitation
and the use of highly antiseptic
Mnlilnl Takes The Oath At Manila.
Manila, February 16. Mabiui,
former President of the Filipino
Supreme Court, and at one time
Minister of Foreign Affairs in the
Filipino government, who had pre
viously refused to take the oath of
allegiance, took the necessary oath
to-day on board the transport
Thomas on his arrival from the is
land of Guam, to which place he
was deported after his surrender in
December, 1899, and was permitted
to land. At the request of Mabiui,
the hour of his landing was not an
nounced, so as to prevent demon
stration. General San Miguel has evident
ly made good his retreat to the
Morong mountains, as the scouting
To call your attention to .1 new collection of.
Hawaiian Songs just published by us entitled
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
ERGSTROM MUSIC CO., Honolulu
Box 576, Honolulu, T. H.
Hn.o merchants who are interest-
THE HAWAIIAN FERTILIZER CO., Ltd.
Fertiliser Furnished Suitible to Soil, Chitntc nml Crop
parties have failed to locate him
The ladrones abandoned Hosoboso I w as suggested to
when reinforcements reached the
Outgoing Kinau Mst.
.MrsC M Hyile. Miss F. I Rockhill,
ed in the unbuildiuir of Hilo and I Mr Mat Aiiau, .Missjuauita w utckicy,
eainine upuitiiuing oi 11110 "'" , jnss Inilioff. H lUIendrlcks, Mrs Lord.
their own business interests should s H Rose, G 1' Wilder, A HniiLhcrg, C
endeavor to encourage the island
trade of Hawaii. The example of
two local houses in recently sending
UL, shipments of lumber and other mer
chandise to the other side of the
island is only a slight indication of
the possibilities which lie in this
direction. There are other lines of
of business represented by Ililo
matter ' houses, whose wares are probably
gun, died here to-day at the home
of his son-in-law, Hugh O. Pente
cost. Dr Richard Jordan Gatlinc
was born in North Carolina 85 years
ago, and while yet a boy assisted
his father in perfecting a machine
for sowing cotton seed, and another
for turning out cotton plants, and
subsequently invented one for sow-1
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firicsson in the discovery of screw '
propulsion, but his ingenuity was
successfully shown in' devising a
machine for sowing wheat in drills.
This was in 1844. Three years1
later he. took up the study of medi
icine, in Connecticut, but subse
quently removed to Indianapolis,
where he engaged in railroad enter-1
prises and real estate speculate is. '
L'Z Special Fertilizer for Cane and Rice Fields
his masterpiece, a repeating machine Soil Alinl, Mde and
gun, Known as tne uatling gun.
It was the war of 1861-65 that
Catling gave bent to his genius for
inventions suitable to war. I Iithei -to
he had devoted himself to inven
tions for the industries and arts
The first of his revolving battery
guns was made in Indianapolis in
1862. Twelve were used by Gen
eral Butler on the James river. In
1866 the gun was appropriated .by
the United States. It is now used
by Europeans. It is protected by
numerous patents. lhe original
gun fired from 250 to 300 shots
per minute; the guns now in use
discharge 1200 shots per minute.
Frequently 500 shots have been
fired in two and one-half seconds
It is a curious and interesting
fact that the inventor of this terrible
engine of destruction was prompted
to the work by a purelj humane
motive. The idea- of such a gun
him earh 111 the
Civil War by the spectacle of the
great number of soldiers sent home
for burial who had died not from
bullets, but from disease 111 the
hospitals. It occurred to him that
there were too many men in the
service. He thought that if some
thing could be invented wherebj
Sulphate of Ammonium
Sulphate of Potash
Nitrato of Soda
H. C. Phosphates
Fertilizers fur sale in large or sin ill quantities. Fertilize jour hwus with our
Special 1,'iwn Fertilizer.
1. O. IIOX 767,
J. II. ATIir.RTON, President
J. P. COOKH. Secretan
GF.O. II ROIIURTSON. )
1 K. I). TF.NNKY,
K. F. 11ISHOP,
C. M. COOKH, Vice-President.
GF.O. R. CARTKR.
Treasurer and Mn
Directors. J. T. CRAWM5Y.
Superintendent and Chemist.
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as this is, may as well be left severe-1 not known outside of the district,
ly alone, as this is or will be rightly I Honolulu mercantile houses find it
w ithin the province ot such local
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"Y "I,,: , """ "a" " ',&, ? r" i 'one soldier could do the work of a
wife, c lientou, J M I.iedenluch, Mrs R 1 hundred the other unit -nine could
11 Raymond, ciuiii uud maid, l' H Yatts stay at home and there would be
anil wife, NOI.lai.dt. Mrs llerney. Miss I f cr wi(loWh and orphans 111 conse
Hemey, Col S II Dick, Henry Hick, A '
Davics, T C Havies. 1 l Xf . r ,, .,
. . ' Other inventions of Dr. Gathng
0. I! S. Social. ' sire a .steam plow and the one-piece
The u-gular monthly meeting of the lK" w)lich "lil(le from "" allo
Order of the hasteni Star was held last ' of steel and is 50 percent stronger
,S iturd.iy with it fair attendance. After than that which usually goes into
cannon. Its tensile stiengtu is
this meeting, the p-irlors were opened to
'i lew Irletmsi. bu lianiletl euciire Helped
to p.iss a most enjoyable eeuiug. Dainty
refreshments were berved, consisting of
ice cream and cake. The open socials of
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profitable to strive for the trade of I tnost'imppy mi entertaining affairs, and
ths island, as evidenced bv the , "" one was up to tnc usual btuiuiani.
?,,r teJSffiSSSKSZ' Uncle Sam's Cigar Store
Tint Military committee in the ( periodical visits of their representa
Ilouse has reported favorably on ' tives in our midst. The enterpris
the matter of an armory for Com- jug merchant of Hilo seeing what
pany U in this city. The commit- ,otherh d wI, not ,JC Mow t0 n(lopt
tee believed $5000 sufficient for the ,. , f . ..
purpose. The amount should have I the.hamiJ 'el,"lb of "'creasing his
been fixed at $10,000 at the suinll- busuiess, ir those methods appear
liucc llorsu Hies.
A. Humlnirg lost his good horse Fierio
last Saturday at Houokaa. The horse
had heeii ordered taken to the other end
of the Island, Mr. Humhurg intending to
ride oNcrlaud on his return from Hono
lulu. The trip from Hilo to Houokia
was too long a spurt fur the popular racer
uud lie passed hi his checks.
Ill disposition the inventor of the
murderous guns was gentle, kind
HILO, - - - HAWAII
A dividend of 4 per rent is now due
and payable to the Klockliolders of the I,.
Turner Co , Ltd., Hilo, Hawaii.
KIUl'II F. MACKIIi,
Hilo, March 4, 1903. 19.3
I Ur.l'If rcu' liliclnc Trust
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