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IIONUKAA TO illK KKHOUK.
JUNK 12, 1903.
Enteitdntthe I'ostoflice at Hilo, Hn
wall, as second-class matter
PUIItlSIIKI) KVJtkV FRIDAY.
L. W. HAWORTH - - Editor.
THE QUILL AND THE FLAG.
Newspaper men have met with
uniform catastrophes in all the in
sular possessions of the United
States in the past three years. Pri
son doors have yawned for the re
presentatives of the Fourth Estate,
alike, in Hawaii, the Philippines
atid Porto Rico. All are familiar
with the tips and downs of the fra
ternity in Hawaii and the Philip
pines. Porto Rico has joined the
The editor of the San Juan News
has had to serve time for contempt.
The case came up in this wise:
certain naval officials smuggled
liquors into Porto Rico. The In
ternal Revenue officials discovered
the frauds. Arrests followed and
the San Juan News cried out lustily
for the prosecution and punishment
of these prominent offenders. The
naval officers had a strong pull at
Washington and through Secretary
Moody of the Navy Department
reached Attorney General Knox.
Knox sent ah order to the District
Attorney at San Juan to dismiss the
cases against the naval smugglers.
After a few days, the News stated
that the Courts were taking advan
tage of the order in acquitting a lot
of their friends who happened to be
under arrest upon the similar
charges. The News was able to
produce Court Records in substan
tiation of its statement. The result
was citation and conviction for con
tempt. These incidents coupled with the
Philippine contempt cases, raised a
persistent question as to the fate of
some of America's cherished princi
ples, under the new program of ex
pansion. It is apparent that Kxe
cutive powers in these new and
distant provinces ought to be more
absolute than it is at home. That
official power has been more arbi
trarily used in the new possessions
than at home is also apparent. The
protests from a genuine American
press that followed in the wake of
the flag to all these Islands are
proofs of this statement. It is just
here, that would first be visible the
breaking down of American princi
ples. The first move of power
which thirsts for absolutism is to
crush its critics. . An American
newspaper is ever open and above
board in its criticism and is first to
feel the mailed fust of arbitrary
power. Harsh censorship of the
press in our island dominions leaves
a bad taste in the mouth of even
the most ardent expansionist. News
paper men in the Islands have felt
the stripes for utterances less treas
onable than are made on the floor
of the U. S. Senate, and less dam
aging to the Administration policy
than the anti-expansion tirades ap
pearing in yellow journals within
the shadow of the white house.
This absurdity which is one of
the first outgrowths of Kxpansion
is plain when it is seen that the
Taft commission in the Philippines
has more power to crush a free
press than the President himself
has at home. If American govern
ment cannot succeed in distant pro
vinces in the midst of American
H Pkopm: who will have
Tim Volcano Kond (lots From llnil
lo Worse Dally.
The complaints about the condi
tion of Volcano Road a.rc incessant.
The road which is one of the most
important thoroughfares on the Is
land and a grand link in the chain
of attractions for tourists is in a
more abominable condition for
travel than it has ever been before.
Especially it is bad between 18 and
24 miles where the cane haulers
.during the past month have cut it
up frightfully. Peter Lee who is
interested m tourist travel and in
good roads generally said to a Trt
iiunk representative this week that
he considered the Road Board very
much at fault for the present bad
road. He said: "It is a shame and
a disgrace at this season of the year,
when tourists and Island people are
going in larger numbers than usual
to the Volcano House, that they
should have to jolt over such a road
as the Volcano Road. This drive
which with a good road bed, would
be the most delightful part of a
tourist trip is now the worst. It
gives a blackeye to the whole tourist
scheme of the Islands. Only a few
days ago a culvert was in such an
impassable condition that the driver
had to unhitch his team and lead
them to Mountain View, leaving
his wagon in the road.
"This culvert is now being fixed
but the road in places is actually
dangerous and only careful driving
prevents break downs. The Road
Board has made fine, boulevards on
the lower sections and left the
upper road to be washed into gullies
by the freshets. An attempt is be
ing made to repair the worst places
but the men are working hap hazard
without an overseer and are not im
proving the highway. The people
are very tired of these methods and
generally hold the Road Board to
be at fault. The whole gang, under
a competent overseer should be put
on the worst places at once to save
our district from disgrace.
"In a few days there will be a
big excursion of school teachers
pass over this road. Plans for the
reception of these and other visitors
have been made at the Volcano
House by a thorough overhauling
of the place, at an enormous outlay
of private funds. The Kinau has
been made a fine pxssenger boat
and the trip to the Volcano House
would be appreciated, if it were not
for the condition of this road. The
fault is with the officials whose duty
it is to see that roads are fit to
travel on. In the present condi
tion a tourist should insure his life
before tackling the Volcano Road.
If nothing else were done than to
drain the present road, it would be
greatly improved. The present
system of filling the mud holes with
loose aa rock makes no improve
ment at all.
"The road people say that a
special appropriation is necessary to
repair the upper 10 miles of the
road. I agree that this is true.
But it is also a fact that the Road
Board is spending money and there
is no reason why it should not be
"We framed a bill and sent it to
our representative early in this ses
sion asking for $10,000 to fix the
upper end of Volcano Road. This
bill was supported by the signatures
of nearly every business man in
Hilo. I do not know what has
been done with it, but in the mean
time I consider that the Road Board
should mnke a better effort to make
our principal highway something
besides a disgrace to the Territory."
I'u Ui'orgiiiilo Koiiu.
Honolulu. Timo 5. Knhert V.
methods, it should be found out and shiuKle, of the Henry Waterhouse
the arbitrary methods of Kmpire
should be frankly nnd openly
Trust Company, returned on the
steamer W. G. Hall this morning
from Kailua, where he attended the
confirmation of the sale of the Kona
Sugar Company assets to the clients
snare ! of the Waterhouse Co. before Tudire
rooms on July ., will not only turn Edings nnd papers are at present be
an extra penny for themselves by ing made out to transfer the prop
reporting to the Hospitality Com-erty-
mittee, but will contribute largely j Mr;. ShiKIe; whe secn hY a
' . , , . , . Bulletin reporter this morning,
to the success of the celebration, j wmjM ot (Hscuss Uje plU)S of ue
The visitors in Hilo on that occa-, ew company other than to say
Ueo. Knlsor Defends Sheriff Andrews
ami Itonsti Kornaiidcz. .
Honokaa, June 8, 1903.
Kmtok Tkiiiunu, Dear Sir:
In regard to an article in your
paper connecting my name with
the wrong doings of Sheriff An
drews, I would like to give you and
the public in general a little explanation.
First, that the story told in the
Legislature and reported in ybur
paper is nothing but a made up
falsehood. Second, that the party
who told the story must have a
false tooth in his mouth or probably
a whole set, as I have never in my
life driven Sheriff Andrews and his
family anywhere. I don't know
Mrs. Andrews or any one else of
their family except the Sheriff. I
never received seventy dollars from
blicriu Andrews at any one time.
The largest bill ever due me was
$40 for a load of liquor from Hono
kaa to Hilo, which was used as
evidence in the Hilo Court. I had
to wait two years for payment, but
not through any fault of the Sheriff.
Mr. Dole, attorney-general at the
time, claimed the charges were too
high. In all my dealings with the
Sheriff, I have found him a saving,
straightforward, honest man, and
every dollar I got out of him, I had
to work hard for, and the vouchers
and receipts which I signed were
always plainly marked, showing
what the money was to be paid for.
Before any of our representatives
throw reflection on Andrews' hon
esty, they should look back at their
own past and shudder. In my own
and in a good many more of our
citizens' opinions, the Sheriff is an
honest man without a doubt. No
body can buy htm. In regard to
payment of clothing I have a little
knowledge of my own. If it were
not for the Sheriff being good for
the payment of uniforms, some of
the police officers would have to go
back a century and go without
clothing as far as credit is con
cerned. As for the Porto Ricau lad,
strung up by his thumbs, I would
say if that gentleman (the kicker)
had been the father of the little
girl, which was horribly mutilated
and murdered, he would not object
if the poor Porto Ricau lad were
strung up by the neck or a little
fire put around him; or like they
do in some parts of the Union,
hang them first and try them after
wards, and where people don't mind
throwing a rope around the kicker's
neck and pull him off the ground.
Now to finish up, I would say
our representatives should sober up
and, leave the five dollar wine bot
tles alone and remember what they
are in Honolulu for. They would
find that a $20,000 water reservoir
is greatly needed here, as the peo
ple pay for water at the rate of 25
cents for five gallons, and that
$10,000 for a public landing would
be considered a good thing, as we
have to pay 10 cents a package for
landing it. Our roads tod are 110
boulevards and need a little mend
ing. Our representatives should
not sit there like monkeys on a pa
per basket and let all the money go
somewhere else. They would
comply with the wishes of the peo
ple who sent them there a little
more than at present.
Now the last thing is that Mr.
Antone Fernandez should be the
last man to kick against the doings
of Sheriff Andrews, as Andrews
has done everything to help Fer
nandez along when he was Captain
of Police and run a livery business
here so successfully that he finally
busted, although the Sheriff gave
him everything to do in that Hue
Mr. Hditor, that is all I have to
say, hoping you will gife me a
little space in your paper, I remain,
MISSIONARY Mt'K IN 1111,0.
A llccciil I'flico From Father Oliver's
"Last Sunday night about 1 1 130
the telephone rang saying, 'a sick
man was dying at Houomu about
fourteen miles from Hilo. 'Alright
I'll go at once.' A two horse team
from the Volcano Stables with an
A i driver was quickly at my dis
posal. Michael, the driver, and I,
lavored by a bright moonlight,
started. Beyond Otiomea, four
men, two 011 each side of the road
were met as in waiting for some
thing. Our horses raised their
cars. 'Michael be ready with your
whip. I'll watch my side.' One
of the men stepped back. Our
horses pulled us through without
" 'Were you scared Michael?'
" 'You bet, Father, I was.'
"Further on we met two men
supposed to be the Japanese doctor
from the neighborhood.
" 'Portuguese man died at 15
minutes to 1 o'clock.'
"We arrived at Houomu a few
minutes past 2. Notwithstanding
our good and earnest travel we ar
rived too late.
''I said a prayer over the dead
man, lying on his bed and gave a
few words of consolation to the sur
"The deceased was a Portuguese
from San Miguel, aged 55 years,
named Frank Simao.
"After passing the balance of the
night at Honomuville to the best of
our ability, we came back to Hilo !
at 8:30 a. in. tired and hungry.
"Michael, my boy, I'll take you
again, you are a fine fellow and-a
first class driver."
Men, and especially women, require regular physical
exercise to keep well in a tropical climate.
TENNIS AND BALL GOODS
WALL, NICHOLS CO.
Scaled tetulers will be received by the
Superintendent of Public Works until 12
M, of Monday, the 22A of June, 1903, for
furnishing nil materials, labor nnd erect
ing nbutuients for Wailuku bridge, Hilo,
Plans nnd specifications on file in office
of Superintendent of Public Works, Ho
nolulu, nnd'ln the office of K. E. Riclmrds,
Hilo, Hawaji. The superintendent re
serves the right to reject any and nil bids.
HENRY K. COOPER.
Superintendent of Public Works.
June 8, 1903. 33.3
Atlas Insurance Co.
ASSKTS OVKR $12,000,000.
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
ASSETS OVER $9,000,000.
German-American Insurance Co.
ASSEES OVER $10,000,000.
National Fire Insurance Co.
ASSETS OVER $6,000,000.
Niagara Fire Insurance Co.
ASSETS OVER $3,000,000.
Westchester Fire Insurance Ch
ASSETS OVER $3,000,000.
Losses promptly paid by these leading companies.
A. H. JACKSON
WAIANUENUE STREET, lll,0
sion must be taken care of and they
As an unmitigated braying suc
cess, it is conceded that our worthy
colleague excels both in print and
out of print, with a faint showing
of greater dexterity in the latter
field. Some have said that as a
wieldef of the jawbone on the curb
stone, he is without a peer.
Special rates by week and month to
The sulphur steam baths have been
entirely remodeled and n new cabinet
added, making the finest steam baths
a in the country.
A new tenuis court, a new croquet
ground and target range hnve been
The main building has been entirely
In printing the best results are
obtained, in a shop where the
most skilled workmen are sup-
" plied with the best printing
facilities ... A greater variety of modern type
faces cannot be found in any other print shop in the
Hawaiian Islauds than is carried by the Hilo Tri
bune . . . Nobody knows how to do better printing
than is executeel by the Hilo Tribune workmen
Your work is solicited whether
it be a dozen cards for your vest
pocket or a carload of supplies
Hilo, .... Hawaii
The San Frantisco Milli
ner, will be in Hilo for a
few weeks only, with a
large stock of The Very
Latest in Her Line,
immediately a f t e r the
Watches and Jewelry
ALL KINDS OF JEWELRY
MADE TO ORDER AT
M.J. De Gouvea's E
JAS. M. SEAMANS, the well
known watchmaker, is to be found
here, nnd will turn out all work in
up-to-date manner. ALL WORK
x-jjfw.M vv. s vnvi'n ti. w. - (itjw
that Klmcr E. Couant, formerly
the manager of the McHryde plan
tation, would assume temporary j
charge ot the property. Mr.
Shingle said that there were mat
ters which would have to be dealt
with immediately before any defi
nite information could be given out
concerning the re-organization of
the property. It was the plan of
his principals, of whom C. J. Hutch
ins is a leading factor, to reor
ganize the property on safe lines.
St. Louis, June 8. The Missis
sippi flood has Teaehed its climax.
Many levees arc overflowed and a
score of people have been drowned.
The losses will aggregate three
millions of dollars. The river is
Uncle Sam's Cigar Store
HILO, - - - HAWAII
every boat we receive new patterns,
tticr than ever this year. Delineator
00 per year; Bunscriniious received.
MOSES & RAYMOND, Tel. 178.
Notice is hereby given that Wong
Sing Olio & Co., 11 partnership doing bus
iness as Ke11cr.1l merchants 11 1 Olan, Ha
waii, H.T., have made a voluntary assign
ment to to the undersigned for th'e benefit
of their creditors. The creditors of said
firm are hi reby requested to file their
claims with the undersigned and nuy ami
nil persons indebted to the said Wong
Sing Clio it Co., are requested to pay the
tame without delay,
Assignee of Wong Sing Clio S: Co.
LitiU.o.Ni) vt Smith,
Attorneys lor Assignee.
Hilo, May 29, 1903. 30.3
Noricit Neither the Masters nor
Agent of vessels of the "Mntsou Line"
will be responsible for nuv debts con
tracted by the crew. R. f. GUARD,
Hilo, April 16, 1901. 24-
Island subscription $2.50.
The HBLO TRIBUNE
JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT
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