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L. W. UAWORTH - liuitor.
There can be no denying the fact
that the mechnnics of Ililo have
been in hard lines for the past year.
The citizen mechanics 'have felt the
pressure from Asiatic cheap labor.
Behind it all there has not been a
vastly large amount of work doing,
either by whites or asiatics. It is
therefore quite natural that these
men should set about seeking a
way to better their condition. It is
also quite natural that the first
thought would be to turn to the
Legislature for relief measures.
The American hack and stage
drivers have a bill now in the Legis
lature which has received favorable
action and if adopted will render
their calling much more remunera
tive. Railroads and other" corpora
tions are asking the legislature for
exemption from taxation and other
favors which will enable them to
more easily keep their heads in an
atmosphere of solvency. The coffee
industry is appealing to Congress for
a bounty. In the past, sugar has
been aided in the same way and
now under the American law cer
tain kinds of mechanical positions
must be filled by citizens.
Therefore, why should not the
citizen laboring men of Hawaii ex
ercise their right of petition to the
Legislature in behalf of a condition
that will grow harder and harder
as the months go by and as more
asiatics become skilled enough to
compete in various lines. The
Legislature in acting favoraLly up
on the petition of American mech
anics and contractors will not only
be in line with the Republican party,
which has made America, the para
dise of labor, but will be assisting
the nlantations. The Asiatic would
remain on the plantation "and direct
his energies toward problems of
agriculture, if he found it more dif
ficult to break into the trades.
" An enterprising local official of a
1903. 1 calculating turn of mind has figured
- I out the advantages to be derived
front a change in the present sche
dule of the Kinau, with reference
to the prompt receipt and dispatch
of Coast mail. A table was pre
pared showing the number of daily
arrivals and departures at Honolulu
of mail steamers to and from San
Francisco upon each day in the
week for an entire year. The re
cord made for this period discloses
the interesting fact that the bulk of
Coast mail reciived from San Fran
cisco, arrives at Honolulu on Wed
nesdays, after tin departure of the
Kinau for Hilo and wayports.
During the whole year only 9 San
Francisco mail steamers are shown
to have arrived in Honolulu upon
the first three days of the week,
viz. Sunday, Mondav, and Tues
day, as against 31 mail steamers
arrivinc on Wednesdays. From
this it is apparent that Hilo and
outlying post offices that rely upon
the Kinau mail service, do not re
ceive the bulk of coast mail until
the following week. By delaying
the departure of the Kinau, how
ever, two days in Honolulu, until
Thursday noon Ililo and distribu
tive offices along the route would
receive this large mail within two
days after its arrival in Honolulu.
By changing the schedule, as
suggested, almost as great a saving
in time would be made in the dis
patch of mail, by the Kinau. If
the Kinau arrives in Hilo on Fri
days and departed Sunday morning,
this would enable citizens and bust-
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TIME TABLE OF STAGE ROUTES.
This Is the only Hue of tagcs slinking regular trips between Kau and Ililo nsiil
taking in tlic Volcano of Kllauea.
On Thursday and every allcrnntc Tuesday pavtengcrs or express leaving Hilo at
7:00 a. 111. are landed in either Paliala or Honuapo the same evening.
Through connections with the steamers Kinau and Manna I.0.1 arc made both on
arrival ami departure, .
STACES FOR VOLCANO OF KILAUEA AND KAU
Via Hilo Railroad and Volcano Stages :
"JOBS" AND JOURNALISM.
The "jobs" which would go
through congress, if it were not for
the restaining power of the press,
are terrible to contemolate. So Con
gressman Littlefield is quoted as
saying; also, that "if there were no
newspapers at all, I don't believe I
would be willing to trust myself
alone in the house of representa
tives for fifteen minutes."
Mr. Littlefield only adds to the
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Austria After Oriciitnt Trade.
Vienna, March 30. The govern
incut is supporting the establish- J Arrives Honuapo
inent of n bank at Tien-Tsin, with j Thursday April 9
the subject of trying for a share of, Thufay""."!" l
JJO11 arrival of Mauna I.on.
STEAMER MAUNA LOA:
the growing trade of North China.
The move is made owing to the
pressure of many of the leading
businessmen of the empire. The
capital of the bank will be ,65,000,-
COUNTY BILL PROGRESS.
The Senate has pleased the people
of Hawaii with the promptness with
which it has acted in passing the
county bill, but has disappointed
them by injecting ultra-centralized 1
features not in the original draft.
The opinion is general that the
Senate bill will be no more satisfac
tory to the members of the house
than it is to the people. Protracted
difficulty is therefore to be looked
for in the conference committee, if
the House ever turns out a bill
satisfactory even to a majority of its
own members. Returning Hiloites
who have sounded the temper of
members of both houses are free
with predictions that the legislature
will not pass a county bill this ses
sion. Such a result, be it remem
bered will be a disgrace to the
Territory. It will be charged that
if representatives elected by the
people are not competent to enact
a laws for popular government,
then indeed the people must be in
competent to govern themselves
under such a law.
Tin? suggestion made in the Tri
nuNR last week that fireworks be
made the feature of Ililo's celebra
tion of the Fourth of July has met
with favor. Those who have cx-
dencc and have their outgoing uiafl
deposited in the Honolulu post of
fice Monday noon. The tabulated
record of mail steamers departing
for San Francisco from Honolulu
shows 37 outgoing vessels on Tues
day and 24 vessels on Wednesday,
with which the Hilo mail would
closely connect on the changed
Under the present schedule of
the Kinau, Coast mail arriving in
Honolulu on Wednesday, when the
greatest volume of mail is received,
is tied up in the Honolulu post of
fice until the letum trip of the Ki
nau the following week. Some
time, however, these large mails
are forwarded by island freight
steamers, the movements of which
are uncertain and unreliable. At
present the Hilo mail arrives in
Honolulu Saturday afternoons too
late to catch outgoing steamers on
Friday and Saturday, and peace
fully slumbers in the Honolulu post
office until the following Tuseday.
During the entire year, only two
mail steamers are recorded as de
parting for San Francisco on Sun
days and Mondays.
Consequently there is a delay of
10 to 14 days between Honolulu
and Hilo in the arrival and de
parture of every coast mail arriving
at Honolulu on Wednesdays. The
postal authorities are not to blame
for they are ever willing and
anxious to enter into any arrange
ment whereby an improved mail
service can be secured to the public.
The local post office has orders to
forward all coast mail by the S. S.
Kuterprise when that steamer's de
parture will facilitate the quick
handling of the U. S. mail. A
change in the Kinau'ssailing sched
ule making its date of departure
from Honolulu on Thursday instead
of Tuesday and return on Monday
noon instead of Saturday, will per-
I testimony of countless men in public
ISfn tn Mm ii.nlfrliiir tiifliipiirp wield-
uess men to answer their correspon-j cd by jourlialisni( an influece only
remotely perceived and understood
by the average person. A watch
ful press has on numerous occasions,
verily saved the country.
In a sense the newspapers are the
people's agents. Their heavy re
sponsibility springs from the inti4
raacy of their relation with the peo
ple. In every sense they should be 1
the people's safe-guards. While
they do to a large degrees reflect
public opinion, they also through,
.the concentration of impressions,
create and mold it; and public opin
ion is the press' weapon for good'i
lor for evil, for the performance of
grave duty or for violation. 1
But to save the country from j
great legislative crimes is only a
secondary obligation. Journalism's
opportunity is in the first instance,
and it performs a far higher duty
llnytl Rebels Win 11 Victory.
Cape Haytien, Hayti, March
30. During an engagement be
tween the government troops and a
large force of revolutionists the fed
eral troops were driven back to
their entrenchments with a loss of
27 killed. Tlie rebels lost 5 killed
and the list of wounded on each
side is very heavy.
3IIticrs Receive Advance in Pay.
Terre Haute, I111L, March 29.
An agreement has been signed by
the soft coals operators of the mid
dle west, bv which 10,000 miners
received an advance of twelve and
one-half per cent, in their pay. The
new scale takes effect at once.
Sunday May 31
Sunday April 12
Wednesday April 22
Sunday ! May 3
Wednesday - May 13
Sunday May 24
Wednesday.. June 3
Time Table of Volcano Stables Stage for
LAUPAHOEHOE, HONOKAA AND KAWAIHAE:
Storms 011 South Atlantic.
Newport News, Va., March 3c:
Heavy gales are reported all along
the South Atlantic Coast. Three
schooners are reported lost with all
on board and further casualties are
and one of profounder consequence expected to be made known when
which it saves the people from de- telegraph communication is restored
signing politicians and delivers the I -
coitntrv out of their hands. I
A vigilant and downright free
and honest press is in one view, a
last resort for a people oppressed by
unscrupulous politicians. No man, '
however great, in public life, can
defy a united press, It is only by
dominating a weak and corruptible
element in journalism that evil I
powers manage to survive. When
every newspaper learns the truth,
which is more evident in journalism
than in any other sphere, that hon
esty is literally the best and the
only substantial policy, universal
politics will undergo a mighty puri
fication. St. Louis Republic.
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When the weather is too rough for the Kinau to land at Laupahochoe Wednesday
the leaviug time of stage from Hilo is changed to 4:0011.111. 011 Thursday morning, and
the 'Wednesday stage from I.aupahoehoe to Honokaa will be held toconnect witlrit.
On Mondays following the arrival of the Mauna Loa in Honuapo on Sundavs, the
leaving time of the stage for Laupahochoe from Hilo is changed to 10:00 a. in., ami
the Honokaa stage is held at Laupahochoe to connect with it.
Aside from carrying of express matter and passengers these stages carry U. S.
Mail, so patrons may rest assured of prompt connections.
C. E. WRIGHT, Manager.
A BUM REPORTER.
The famous stateman who said:
"I smell a rat; I see it floating in
the air; but mark me, sir, I will
nip it in the bud," has a rival in no
less a person than Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw, who describes the
advent of free Cuba among the fam-
nut the immediate lorwarditig to, uy ot nations in tins way: 1 Jie
Hilo and way ports o' Wednesday's I president replied 'Hoist away," and
pressed themselves upon the subject I I'jg mails and .secure close conuec-, j fortli Thi
approve of the plan- In tins con-, ' nuuii" "'K'K dropped from his lips in
mail for the coast.
The postal authorities here and
at Honolulu, the Wilder S. S. Co.
and the public should join in an
effort to better the present delayed
mail service as the result of the Ki
nan's awkward sailing schedule.
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NlSKOI) I). Ca.mhka. Mou.
Walaiiuenne St., near Pitman
approve ol tlie plan
uection it has been suggested that j
the new wharf will be completed
and deserving of a proper dedica
tion. A grand ball at the wharf
with other attractions, in the even
ing would add variety to the pro
posed water front fete and illumi
nation of the bay.
Iropped from his lips in response to
the toast "The president," at a ban
quet of the silk association of Amer
ica in New York. Honolulu Star.
Secretary Shaw, speaking to
weavers of silk, of course said
"loom;" which makes his rhetorical
Tun Klectric franchise bill was
amended in the Senate so that its
terms more nearly coincide with
the views of the general public in
Hilo. An electric road for Hilo
upon the terms embodied in the
bill in the upper House will be wel
comed by all Hiloites, including
those who objected most strenu
ously to the bill as first drawn. .
This wireless telegraph has been
doing nu excellent business lately
and has been giving first class ser
vice. Hilo sent over 200 messages sight of in the legislature.
to Honolulu during the month of
March, to say nothing of a large
number of cablegrams for the main
I land. The wireless system is prov
ing its value more every month and
' is deserving of support and Legis
lative assistance, if the same is
needed to improve the system.
THE ARTISTIC TAILOR
Will produce a garment upon older that will satisfy the most
fastidious wearer of clothes. The
Latest in Spring Suitings and Trouserings
Are now arriving. Nearly all the Spring Patterns will be found
exclusively at Lchmana's.
Call and Look at the Coods
C LEHMANIM. WAIANUENUE ST.
Thk bill introduced by Senator
Urown creating a High School at
Hilo is cue that should not be lost
a city that should have school
facilities that will prepare students
for college. A copy of the meas
ure is published in another column, I
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