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MAY 8, 1903.
Ktiteierialthc I'mtoflice at Hilo, Hn.
wall, as second-class uintter
rUIIMSIIKD KVKRV l'JUDAV.
L. W. UAWORTU - - Editor.
THE NEEDS OF OAHU.
In n recent editorial entitled
"The Needs of Oahu," the Adver
tiser fails to enumerate nny "needs."
They evidently have been satisfied
by the Legislature, for which let us
be thankful. IJvcii a famished
tramp does not envy the gluttonizcd
bow that sleeps nnd grunts in the
glory of a full belly by the road
FOR A BULL FIGHT.
The suggestion has been made to
the Tkibunh that the Wild West
features of the Hilo Fourth of July
celebration be given greater Variety
by the addition of a Spanish bull
fight. The suggestion is a capital
one. A bull fight would round out
the day to perfection. As torreador
in chief we suggest choosing a
man who is an equestrian ex
pert and a close student of the
idiosyncracies of bulls. Mounted
on a lithe polo pony, attired in
fluttering robes of purple, green
and red, there is not a bovine on
Hawaii that would not show fight
if confronted by him in the center
field at Hoolulu Park. His lance
would glitter in the air with daz
zling effect before itsought the heart
of the ox. The ox could then be
turned over to the barbecue com
mittee to be roasted for the multi
tude. In the flood of suggestions, let
this one not be submerged.
For Secretary to Prince Kuliio,
Delegate to Congress from Hawaii,
J. G. Pratt, formerly of Hilo has
been endorsed by the Honolulu
Merchants Association. Mr. Pratt
by his work in Congress in connec
tion with the Fire Claims appropria
tion has shown his worth. His
knowledge of the needs of Hilo
would make it appear that Hilo
should endorse Pratt. He will be
an able assistant to the Prince and
if chosen will strengthen Hawaii's
representation in Congress.
Thk move of H. F.. Cooper 'to
test the validity of the law creating
County government is perhaps a
wise step. It will settle the ques
tion of legality. However the
Territorial Supreme Court may de
cide the question, there aie lawyers
in Honolulu who will bet 10 to 1
that the law will be declared valid
if it ever reaches a United States
Thk preparations for the celebra
tion of the Fourth of July at Hilo
have now reached the stage at which
the proportions of the ceremonies
stand out in full relief. Nothing
has been left undone so far, and
much will be done before the day
arrives. Hilo will have the biggest
crowd in town in her history.
Thk Allied Trades of Hilo prom
ises to be the most important labor
organization that has so far appear
ed in the Islands. Is is broad enough
to lake in all classes of labor and
therefore if properly conducted and
managed will become a most excel
lent educational movement.
1 1' Governor Dole is responsible
for the failure of the Hilo Electric
Franchise and the Hilo High School
Hill, it but proves he is still in the
old league to throttle Hilo town.
That the people will be well
entertained on July 4 if they come
to Hilo can be seen by a reference
to the Fourth of July advertise
ments in this issue.
Thk question is how can a law
be tested in the Supreme Court be
fore it is a law.
American (Jltlzcn Sn)n Cooper Ik
II11.0, Hawaii, Mny 7, 1903.
IvtHTOK rkmuNic: To the ave
rage American citircn residing in
this new Federal Territory of Hn
waii, it is not strati jre to see how
hard it is for Dole, Cooper & Co. to
let go their graft. It seems rather
an anomalous proceeding to have
the Superntendent of Public Works,
Mr. Cooper, assume to test the pro
visions of the county lnw before it
goes into effect, since the statute
which provides for submitting a
case without action is Section t2";5
of the Civil Laws and is as follows:
"Parties to a question in dif
ference, which might be the subject
of a civil action in the Supreme
Court, may, without action, agree
upon a case containing the facts
upon which the controversy de
pends and present a submission of
the same to the Justices of the
Supreme Court cither in term Unie
or in vacation, but it must appear
by affidavit that the controversy is
real atid the proceedings in good
faith to determine the rights of the
This man Cooper proposes to test I
the provisions of ' the county law
under the provisions of the statue
above referred to, in the face of
the fact that, under Chapter 83 of
the new County Hill, the elections
for county officers cannot be held
until November 3rd, A. D. 1903,
and in the face of the further fact
that Chapter 84, Section 471 of the
new County Hill provides that all
county officers elected at said elec
tion shall assume the duties of their
offices on the 4th day of January,
A. D. 1904. How could a real ac
tion exist or the "proceedings be, in
good faith to determine the rights
of the parties," when there can be
no 'parties to one side of the contest
until after the county officers are
elected and attempt to assume their
duties in pursuance of thir election?
Of course, all Americans know
that Cooper, Dole & Co. are op
posed to the County Bill and are
opposed to its going into effect and
will hamper and disturb it in every
manner possible, but it would seem
to be well enough for them to re
member that this is a Federal Terri
tory and the Constitutional rights
of citizens and electors cannot be
abridged by the ignorance or arbi
trary action of such men as Cooper,
Dole and their followers, who, by
their action, would indicate that
they would rather give their right
arm than have the County Bill go
into effect, or have any other Am
erican principle become dominant
in the administration of public af
fairs in this Territory.
If Mr. Dole and Mr. Cooper had
spent as much time explaining to an
inquiring public why they meddled
with the Chinese Fund and why
the Territorial Treasurer, whom
they knew to be an embezzler for
several days prior to his departure,
escaped, if they would explain
why Dole neglected to sign the
Hilo High School Bill and the Hilo
Klectric Street Railway Bill, they
would confer a greater service upon
the Public than they will by throw
ing obstacles in the way of the
County Bill going into effect as pro
vided by that Act.
Of course there may be defects
in Act 31, known as the County
Bill. It would be most startling if
there were not, but, following the
custom in other Federal Territories,
the construction of the various pro
visions of the Bill can be had ac
cording to law before the proper
judicial tribunal from time to time
as they arise and as it becomes
necessary; and this undue haste,
however illegal and abortive in its
nature, serves only to remove the
mask from the actors in this tragedy
and reveals their true character.
An American Citizen.
TILL MAY IOTH
We offer si large quantity of books for
nu 1 ntit lui - j .
We place on the counter at. . . 03.ll 011CC
We arc trying to "kill two birds with one stone":
Give our customers the benefit of our over
stock and clear our shelves for the new books
Arc not alone in the
book department. Our
overstock of pictures
compels us to sell very
1 0, 25 and 50c
WALL, NICHOLS CO.
SOME FAMOUS BRANDS
Is something that every
good citizen should have
Which gained the Gold
Medal at Paris, 1900, and
The Wines and Brandies
ITALIAN-SWISS COLONY, - CALIFORNIA
HAVK OHTAINKD THK
GOLD MEDALS IN ALL EXHIBITIONS
Against All Other California Wines.
TO BR OBTAINED ONLY AT THK
HILO WINE AND
HILO, - - - HAWAII
Watches and Jewelry I
ALL KINDS OF JKWKLRY
MADK TO ORDER AT
Thk best policy on the Fourth is
to bunch the attractions.
Kin 1111 l'asseuu'cr 1,1st.
J. U. Smith, J. Michaels, Mrs. MaUit
moto, Mrs. I.ucy Knili 11 ml 2 children,
D. A. Hruns, J, Honner, Miss Post, Miss
Grace Ilurgess, Mrs. Trolt and 2 children,
R. M. Trent, R. H. Schnelloch, II. From
holz, Geo, Wilson.
lly every boat we receive new patterns,
prettier than ever this year. Delineator
fi.oo per year; subscriptions received
MOSIiS & RAYMOND, Tel. 178.
IIkuisks, Wounds and I.achrations
need an antiseptic dressing. Chamber
lain's Pain Ilalni answerb this purpose to
ijeucciiuii. 11 is a iitiimeui 01 woiulerlul
lief.. Try it.
One application gives re
1 M.J. De Bouvea's E
J AS. M. SKAMANS, the well
known watchmaker, is to be found
here, and will turn out nil work in
up-to-date manner. ALL WORK
Opposite Peacock & Co., - HILO
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
Koa Lumber in small and large quanti
ties; well seasoned.
Furniture made to order, any style
wanted. Repairs made on any kind ol
furniture. Prices moderate,
Sorrao Cabinet Shop.
Apply toJOSR G. SRRRAO.
I Dr.Plerce'i ElidrieTmt
la a Marvel. Nothing Ilka
and C. Ctnuint Curt lor Hupturo.
It ruptured lnvettlrte t once.
Cull or write fur "UooKLET No. 1 "
MAGNETIC E.TRUSS CO.. 33 Wrt Zttli Street, Kkw
York, N. Y. or 200 1'wH Street) Sm KuucUcu, CU
Waiakea Boat House
R.A. LUCAS & CO., Prop'rs.
WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HII.0
HAVE NOW A FLEET OF
and Small Boats
FOR PUI1LIC HIRE
Passengers and baggage taken to and
from vessels in the harbor at reasonable
rates. Launches and rowboats to hire
(or private picnics and moonlight rides.
RING UP ON TELEPHONE
Wolverine Gasoline Engine
Self-starter and reversible engine. In
practicability it is equal to the steam en
gine. Sizes from li h. p. upwards.
Itoats fitted with this engine or frames ot
any size to order. For particulars apply
to R. A. LUCAS, Manager.
J. D. KENNEDY j
SS; Elegant Line of j
1 New Gut Glass 1
Fine Watch and Clock Repair
' Satisfaction Guaranteed.
S SPRECKELS' BLOCK 3
Sj Front Street, Hilo. S
TWO DAYS OF SPORT
FRIDAY, July 3
At 1:30 o'clock P,M. with a grand
CONGRESS OF COWBOYS
At Hoolulu Park.
Riding Bucking Bronchos for Championship of
Territory and Purse of $100.
Roping and Tying Steers for Championship of
Territory and Purse of $25.
(Record now held by Jas. Stevens of Honokaa.)
This novel exhibition will be the grandest and
most exciting ever presented to a Hilo audi
ence. Many features of a Wild West per
formance will be introduced.
7:30 P.M. Friday and 7:30 P.M. Saturday
and VAUDEVILLE by
B. P. Q. E. 759
4Q-STAR. ARTISTS -40
Introducing the latest Topical Songs, Ballads
and Comic Sayings.
Everything Fresh and Original,
"PLEASE COUNT THEM"
Saturday, July 4
At 10 A.M. will begiu the ceremony of
BREAKING GROUND for the
The first sod will be turned with a golden spade.
Oratory ! Song 1 ! Music ! ! ! '
To be followed at 1 1 o'clock by a
GRAND FREE BARBECUE
Whole oxen roasted on spits and served to the
people free of charge. Come and bring your
1:30 P.M. at
The following eveuts will occur tinder the direc-
tion of the Fourth of July Committee :
BASEBALL AND POLO
1. One-half Mile Dash, free for all. Purse $ 150
fi$ of pur.se t second horde.
i. One-half Mile, free for all Hawaiian bred. Purse 100
J 15 of purse to second horse.
3. One Mile Trot or Face, free for all, best two in three
Holmes' Cup and 1'urse 200
f 50 ol purse to second horse.
4. Five-eighths Mile, free for all. Purse 150
$25 of purse to second horse, ,
5. One-half Mile, Japanese owned and ridden. Purse 75
$j$ of purse to second horse.
6. One Mile, free for all. Hilo Mercantile Cup and Purse I 50
$25 of purse to second horse.
7. Three-quarter Mile Dash, Hawaiian bred. Purse IOO
f IS of purse to second horse.
8. One Mile Dash, free for all. Purse 250
$25 of purse to second horse if only three start ; $150 added
to purse provided Carter Harrison, Weller, Aggravation and
Racine Murphy start, with fso of purse to second horse.
9. One Mile Gentlemen's Driving Race. Purse 125
$25 of purse to second horse.
10. Three-quarter Mile Dash, free for all. Purse 150
f 25 of purse to second horse.
11. One Mile Dash, Japanese owned and ridden. Purse 75
fERMS Three to enter: three to start in every race. Kntries
close at 12 o'clock noon THURSDAY, JUIA' 2, 1903; scratches must be
made before 9 o'clock FRIDAY, JUIA' 3, 1903. Rutry fee, ten per cent of
purse. No stall rent except to winners.
All entries to be made to A. M. WILSON, Volcano tables.