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Jjc ffltla tulutne.
MAY is, 1903.
Kiitettd at the Itatoflicc at IIIlo, Iln
wall, as second-class tunttcr
ruiit.isiiKn rvkrv kridw.
L. W. HAWORTH - - Baitor.
THE APPROACHING CONFLICT.
From this distance the writhings
in official circles in Honolulu ap
pear to be chiefly for the purpose of
gaining time. In the Capitol build
ing there is a sparring for wind
that grows tiresome and would be
intolerable did it not augur more
festive operations later on. Kvery
duty performed by any of the heads
of departments excepting the Audi
tor and Treasurer is done in the
light of political expediency. More
thought is being given to the poli
tical breezes a year hence than to
the practical needs of the hour.
Secretary Carter finds his seat in
a saddle and is doing his utmost to
ride in such a manner that his
horsemanship will be applauded
from Kailua to Washington D. G.
He doesn't care much what hap
pens, so he produces the desired
effect in certain quarters. Henry
K. Cooper would chuckle if Carter
could only be uiihorsed. Their
paths converge. There will be little
fun equal to that we shall have
when the collision takes place.
.Meanwhile they will continue to
spar for advantage.
The example is contagious. The
Attorney General goes in for pyro
technics and works the oldest gag
known among those who have
played for applause. Governor Dole
serene still, observes the formation
of the thunder clouds around his
throne. He will pass serenely, nay
perchance, majestically from the
official scene, the forum of his a
chievements and the valley of his
failures. But the passing will be
obscured by the strenuosity of the
aspirants who are struggling to be
in the line of succession.
It is stated on good authority
that Hilo will have hotel adequate
to her needs and palatial enotigh to
satisfy her most distinguished guests
and critics. The owners of the
Hilo Hotel are read)' to fix it up to
suit the demands of Hilo. Already
responsible business men have sig
nified their willingness to join
others in the scheme to put the
Hotel on its feet. The opportunity
should not be allowed to escape.
Commissions Sakoknt is a
modest man, judging from his in
terviews in the Honolulu news
papers. He is out for information
and of course expects to be duly
elated with the charms of Hawaii.
Mr. Sargent come to Hilo. You
will be welcome. And we have
here, both information and charm
in wholesale quantities.
Thk wholesale arrests and con-1 schedules are received. Mr. Mac
victions of municipal officers in St. I Letmnn has repeatedly said that he
Louis aud Minneapolis might be i could do nothing till he first received
repeated in Hawaii, providing the
officials here are guilty and further
providing that the Attorney General
will take lessons from the conscien
tious and sensible course of City
Attorney Polk of St Louis.
TK'tiii.mi.r rfciiKcnri.,tnc rr
the Fourth of July celebrations,
Hilo merchants will be more liberal
tlil'c vnnr tltmi ,-r l.nfVir,. Tlint.
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hnve never been slow when called
on to "dig" and this year the oc
casion will find them equal to it.
Din you notice how the Kditor of I bee completed ten days ago. Kf
the Hawaii Herald screamed at the,forts, to form huis for taking up
i-r;i t.ii..: i?,..i : . 1 :n . 1 ! bonds are doubtless backed by good
Hilo hlectnc Prancluse bill and , nleillioils but ths shoul(, $ be
then how he screamed at Governor I allowed to check the simple business
Dole for not signing it? Governor process which will get the million
Dole will probably conclude that it is
attempt to please Mr.
Should China aud Russia at last
eflect a working Alliance the
Kmpires would represent an incal
culable sum of force in international
Tun Laupahoehoe politicians aud
the meteor were all too swift and
brilliant to be photographed by the
Herald's Century Kodak.
POXY GRANDPA AGAIN.
Attorney General I. A. Andrews
makes an excellent "Foxy Grand
pa" and A. P. Taylor nnd K. C.
Peters do the stunt of the "kids"
It has been sometime since the
people of Hawaii have been favored
with such delightful amateur
comedy so realistically sandwiched
with farce, as was given by the At-
torney General and his two boys
in the gamblers bribery fake. "Kid"
Peters was offered $6000 a month
to wink at gambling. "Foxy
Gradpa," the Attorney General
nnd "Kid" Taylor hid themselves
in a closet while "Kid" Peters
chewed the rag with Qung Kai the
alleged agent of a millionaire gamb
ling concern. "Kid" Taylor took
the conversation down in short
hand and was able to write a story
that pleased the city editor of the
The opera bouffe performance
shows that "Kid" Taylor knows
how to work Foxy Grandpa when
news is scarce.
Ii Paul Jarrett of Puna knew the
number of voters who arc discus
sing his merits for the office of
Sheriff of the County of Hast Ha
waii, he would almost be compelled
to consider it a call.
Onij would naturally infer that
the editor of the Herald could use
the word "arraignment" advisedly.
One of the most interesting fea
tures of the latest information re
garding the fire claims payments
made public today is the fact that
the certified schedule of claims is
still in the hands of the Governor
and Secretary Carter. According
to published reports this schedule
was promised to be ready about ten
days ago. One of the first state
ments given out by Treasury Agent
MacLennan was the very plain as
sertion that he could do nothing
toward paying out the fire claims
money until this schedule was
furnished. Why the schedule should
have been held up in the Secretary's
office all this time is beyond the
conception of ordinary business
minds. No official of this Territory
can pay out this money or establish
the terms on which the bonds shall
be place'd. The whole problem of
payment is in the hands of the
Agent acting under instructions
from the United States Treasurer.
When he has the material with
which to work the payment opera
tions will begin to move and not
. The situation today indicates that
the delays have been due largely to
the error of theTerritorial Secretary
in assuming to-be a more important
factor than was justified. There is
no necessity for the Secretary or
Governor's office to take time pro
rating the claims. This business
will be done independently by the
Treasury Agent when the certified 1
the certified schedule also that if
claimants would take all the bonds,
he would issue them, otherwise he !
would be obliged to give all claim-'
b ? ,,,, . .
anis ineir pro rata 01 casn. 1 111s is
now and has been the status of the
i fire claims payments since the
o mt. .unci.enuau s arrival, ami
r .. 1 r . 1 ..
i wlU continue to be until he gets
j "pessary documents from Terri-
It is so now, as it has been, up to
Secretary Carter and Governor Dole
to furnish the Treasury Agent with
the documents supposed to have
i coin into circulation.-Ivveuing
About lion Iiiiiiihui'.
An interesting case w.is brought before
Judge liana! this week in which the par-
' l'L's nre J- S. Kicknrd of I.aupahoehoe vs.
w.b. jerry, i lie action arose out 01 a
sale to W. S. Terry of $ 100 worth of koa
lumber, which Mr. Kickttrd claims as
bailee for Sam Parker. I.elllond & Smith
appear for the pluintliT and Wiie & Robs
for defendant. The complaint was met
by a demurrer filed by Mr. Ross claiming
that the petition was 'defective in that it
did not set forth the facts necessary to
jSiiuw tiiui i lie piaiuiiu was actually
Inilee. The pqiut is one mi which there
.lire no decisions.
;iiii.o hotkij may oi-kn.
SprorkcU' Proportion IFnroraliljr
Itccolrml hy Hllo People.
Hilo will have a hotel running
before the Fourth of July. That is
to say the Hilo Hotel will be opened
and ready to receive and care for
guests before our big celebration,
providing Hilo people see fit to em
brace the opportunity now offered.
1. Severance, agent for the
Spreckels, has been authorized to
make extensive repairs and im-
provements in the Hilo Hotel and
to offer it to responsible parties for
hotel purposes. The offer is now
being considered by the merchants
and business men of Hilo. A man
ager for the hotel, providing the
deal is accepted, is already in view,
and if all goes well, Hilo will not
long be without a first-class hotel.
It is proposed to run the hotel with
out a bar, and to properly carry out
present plans it is thought a capital
of $10,000 will be ample. One
prime consideration in the move
ment to open the hotel is that all'
the new furnishings, all the new
equipment and the provisions to be
purchased by the manager shall be
bought, of local houses.
The owners of the hotel property
are willing to put it in ship shape
and make any reasonable altera
tions. The movement is well under
way to lorm a local association to
accept the offer.
LIGHT ON HISTORY.
So far the resurrected vessels of
Montojo's fleet show that little ex
ecution . was done at the battle of
Manila bay by Dewey's guns. The
hulls of the once-sunken ships are
not badly damaged and it is shown
that they were sunk by the opening
of valves to prevent their falling
into the hands of the enemy and
perhaps to give the noble Dons an
excuse for premature desertion
which would satisfy the national
pride. These discoveries recall the
surprising withdrawal of Dewey's
fleet in the midst of the action of
May 1, 1898, "for breakfast," as
the dispatches of the time said.
But no fighting commander ever
stops a battle for a meal. It was
plain that there was some other
cause; and this has often been stated
by Mr. Stickney of the New' York
Herald, n former naval officer who
was on the bridge with Dewey dur
ing the battle, as the discovery by
the Commodore of the fact that his
fire was doing small damage to the
enemy. He withdrew to "take ac
count of stock." The writer has
heard Mr. Stickney say that he
asked Dewey what explanation of
the move he should make in his
press dispatches? "Any except the
true one," was the blufT reply.
Hence the "breakfast" story which
the Herald first published. It will
be remembered that Dewey, when
1 he returned to the fight got in
closer. It was then the Spanish
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r"' wens m.-ikucu. jvuvcrwbcr.
Found the Meteor.
Honolulu, May 7. Purser D. I,.
Conkling of the steamer Mauna
I,oa, which arrived from Hawaii
and Maui ports this noon, is able to
j supply details and accurate iuforma-
tlfltl rfrrnrtilcr tlm tliurti.rrtiitntit
1 t , . , - TT
, ed-on meteor which was seen on Ha-
waii last week. That the meteor
was not a "pipe-dream" is shown
by the fact that several thousand
pounds of substantial meteor has
been found in Kau.
While the Mauna I.oa was at
Kau, Conkling received a telephone
message from Deputy Assessor W.
P. Fennel of Kau that a native
nnined Kailimai had discovered a
meteor lying up in the meuntains.
The meteor was examined but
was still too hot to be removed. It
was estimated that it weighed be
tween two and three thousand
ma(le , "Q "" ,
t knliinllf. iT.! .... 4..
named Iosepa, who, while up in the i
mountains, found a spear which is
said to have belonged to the great
Kamehameha I. The finder is said .
to have wnnted to sell his find for ;
i $5. !
The Hague, May o. The Japa
nese house tax differences have been
referred to The Hague tribunal for
arbitration. These cases grow out
of a dispute over the extra-territorial
rights of foreigners existing
previous to Japan becomiiig a treaty
1111,0 AM) TIIK FOURTH.
Preparations for (Irnml Oleliriillon
do Ntenillly Forward,
The Fourth of July celebration
arrangements for Hilo are going
forward with eclat. The commit
tees are working together harmon
iously and the outcome will be a
program of diversions that should
attract the whole of the patriotic
people of Hawaii.
The Elks minstrel show is forg
ing to the front as one of the star
attractions of the occasion. Work
men under the direction of Klks
have made a litter in the interior of
Spreckels' hall, which would look
foreboding if the plans did not
show that out of the mess will
-ome a well appointed opera house, ,
suitable for the production of any t
play and especially designed to ac
commodate a minstrel show by the
Klks. The stage will be completed
in a few days and rehearsals in the
hall will be commenced. The Hilo
herd of Elks is developing some '
lamous vocalists and their appear
ance before a Hilo audience will be
an historic event.
The races, the cowboy congress,
the athletic sports, the breaking of
railroad sod and the barbecue arc '
all having proper attention paid to
them and will be pulled off on 1
schedule time. '
To make the season one of greater
rejoicing, Kev. i; L,, Ueslia lias de
cided to give a luau Thursday
evening, July 2, dedicating the new
parsonage. He has been assured
that Prince Cupid, Delegate elect
to Concress: Mr. Iaukea and prob-'
ably Prince David will be here oil Through tickets .ssucd from Honolulu to Canada, United States and Europe
. . ,. ... . For freight and passage, and all general information, apply to
that occasion. The. luau will be . -
given on the Church grounds. It.TheO. H. DaVieS & Co., Ltd., GeiTl AgtS
will be a splendid affair. Hawaii- -
ans from the entire Island will be
present, and so good a time is
promised them that they will not
go home until after the Fourth of
In the language of the poet keep
your eye on Hilo and come here to
Twonty-Foiir Dollars a Yenr.
The following from the Postmas -
ter's Advocate shows how Uncle'
Sam is guilty of occasional out
bursts of niggardliness:
For the reason that no suitable
person is available to take the office,
tlip Knnrth Assistant Postmaster
General has discontinued the post
office; at Keokea, Island of Maui,
Hawaii. The postmaster, whose
compensation was $24 a year, re
signed some time ago.
Could anyone be blamed for re
signing a position paying $2 a
month? When millions of dollars
are being expended for the exten
sion of rural free delivery in the
United States, aud thousands of
dollars are being wasted in doing it,
is it not a sad commentary on the
management of postal affairs that
the Post Office Department cannot
give the people of Keokea their
mail for the simple reason that the
Department cannot afford (?) to pay
a sufficient amount to induce any -
one, not even a washerwoman, to
take the position at the rate of fifty
cents a week?
Carried Mall Forty Years.
Felix Hugg, of Klgin, 111., re
cently tendered his resignation as
mail carrier between the station '
and post office. Mr. Hugg was
hnrn in Trnnr in tSti. ITo rvuiw.
! to America in 1851 and was ap-,
! pointed to his present position dur-'
ing President I,uicolii's term of of
fice September 16, 1862, at a salary
of $25 a year.
Swiss Service as Model.
i Swiss postal officials are to be ein-
rdnvod in nuuiut in 1ia ronrirniiivn.
tion of the Japanese post office. The '
Swiss postal system is to be taken
as a model.
Front Stroot, - Hilo. Hawaii
A Large Assortment of Tweeds Always
Kept on Hand.
Perfect Pit and Pirst-Class Work Guaran
teed. Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty.
A TRIAL SOLICITED
Men, find especially women, require regular physical
exercise to keep well in a tropical climate.
TENNIS AND BALL GOODS
WALL, NICHOLS CO
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail SS. Go.
Steamers of the above Hue rutinliig in connection with the Canadian Pacific Rail
way Company, Hi C, and Sydney, N. S. W., ami calling at Victoria, 11. C, Honolulu,
and Rrisbnuc, N. '..; arc dtlO at Honolulu on or about the dates below
From Vancouver and Victoria B.C.
Por llrisbane, Q., and Sydney:
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AORANGI...-. JUNK 6
MOANA JULY 4 1 MIOWKRA JULY 1
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BETWEEN VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL, making the run in 100 hours.
without change. The finest railway service in the world.
ififfitiifT plied with. the best printing
facilities ... A greater variety of modern type
faces cannot be found in any other print shop in the
Hawaiian Islands than is carried by the H1I0 Tri
bune . . . Nobodv knows
1 3 than is executed by the
Your work is solicited whether
it be a dozen cards for your vest
pocket or a carload of supplies
Hilo, .... Hawaii
c A Grand
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c Under the supervision j3
j of Mrs. J. T. Lewis 2
g will be given at the f3
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-;;; Proceeds for the benefit of the -
S: Hilo Hoard! UK School New 3
Sam's Cigar Store
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$20 Belt for $5.
'Dr.Alden'a Electric Uelt." I
Wirmntcil Kenulno. Not a
tnj Ho huuilniir, It turn
without tlruip. Circular. In".
Bent by mall mi receipt ol $5.
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Por Victoria and Vancouver, 11. C:
In printing the best results are
obtained in a shop where the
most skilled workmen are sup-
how to do better printing
Hilo Tribune workmen
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rhe only Direct Line, between San Fran
cisco aim Hilo, Comprising tlie
following Past Sailers
Bark ANNIE JOHNSON
Bark RODERICK DHU
Bark MARION CHILC0TT
Ship FALLS OF CLYDE
Tin; CHAS. C0UNSELMAN l
nd. other Specially Chartered vessels
makes this trip with at least one of these
boats each month, carrying both Freight
1 ml Passengers.
Por dates of sailing and terms,
)n0. D. Spreckels & BrOS. Co,
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3S7 Market St., San Prancisco.
R. T. r.PAUD. Agent,
ALL KINDS OP JP.WP.LRY
MAOP. TO OKIWk AT
1 M.J. DeGouvea's
JAS. M SHAMANS, the well
known watchmaker, is to be found
here, aud will turn out all work in
up-to-date manner. ALL WORK
Opposite Peacock & Co., - HILO