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PRIDAY, - JULY 10, 1903.
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I.. W. HAWORTH Editor.
A BATRACHIAN CROAK'
Ililo feels remarkably well satis
fied with herself this Fourth of July.
You ought to, you tadpole. Yo'u
captured the band, the best horses,
the distinguished guests and about
everything else in the boom Hue
that was going, About all we had
left down here was Dole, Carter and
the Advertiser, and we suppose the
reason they were not there is that
they were not wanted. Independ
ent. Thk plan of John Baker to can
vass the voters of Hawaii to ascer
tain their choice for a successor to
Governor Dole is practical. There
is one thing certain, when Mr.
Baker gets through with his can
vass on this Island, it will be known
who the choice 'of the people of Ha
waii is. Such petitions as will go
forward should have weight with
the President. If the people will
unite upon a capable, creditable and
well tried man, it is not impossible
that our next Governor may claim
to have been elected by the people
of the Territory. The canvass to
be made by Mr. Baker will be
watched with interest.
-Thk Fourth of July is over and
business in Hilo has resumed its
normal routine. Among all the
people who came to Hilo remaining
three crowded days, no note of com
plaint or criticism was heard. Good
nature prevailed and everybody
had a fine time. The crowd was
orderly and well behaved. The
police had nothing to do and the
Police Court Monday morning after
the Fourth was as quiet as a Sun
The Kohala-Hilo railroad prom
ises to be built with German capital.
It is an undertaking which is calcu
lated to do as much for Hawaii and
Hilo as the Dillingham road has
done for Oahu and Honolulu. Even
tually the line may become part of
a system encircling the big island
and making all parts of it tributary
to the chief commercial port. Ad
vertiser. By putting on special passenger
boats between Hilo and Hamakua
points, the Wilder S. S. Co. helped
out the Hilo celebration materially.
Many availed themselves of the
low rate round trip.
1IAKEK OX (JOVKKNOKSIlll'.
Will Uct Up Monger Petition for
"As soon ns I return from Waiinco,"
said John Maker to n Tkihunk Represen
tative, yestenlny, "I shall inaugurate a
movement which I helicve will have nn
important bearing 011 the choice of a suc
cessor to Governor Dole. Governor Dole
will be out in less than a year, and it is
time something should be done to ascer
tain the choice, of the voters of Hawaii
regarding his buccessor. I believe," con
tinned Mr. Haker, "that the President of
the United States will give some heed to
the wishes of the people of Hawaii. I
propose that every voter be given 11
clmucetosign a petition asking the Presi
dent to appoint the choice oi the peti
tioners. I want to send a petition to the
President; one to the House of Represen
tatives and one to the United Slates Sen
ate. I want the President to know wlufui
we want for Governor. We want thu
best man and I believe the wish of thu
majority of the voters of Hawaii will be
conclusive proof of whom that man is.
"I shall make n tour of this Island first
nud explain to the Hawaiian people my
object. I shall urge them to sign for the
nomination of a good honest, reliable
man. Whoever seems to have the lead,
providing he is a good man, and a man
who will not forget the Hawaiiaus, will
be the man I shall work for. I want the
people to unite. I want to bend petitions
to Washington bearing thousands ol
names. After we cover Hawaii, we will
circulate the petitions throughout all the
other Isluuds. Citizens, reg.irdlos of
color will be asked to sign. I believe we
can show the President whom we want,1'
"Who is your choice."
"The best man," said Mr. Itaker. "I
do not believe we should SLwk to have
the President appoint an Hawaiian, lint
we want a white muu who regards the
rights and feelings of the Hawaiiaus. I
could name a few white men whom we
do not want, but I prefer to wail and find
out the popular will."
St. Jamcx Mission.
Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 7:30 it. 111..
Holy Kucharlst; 11 a. in., Matins and
Sermon; 7:30 p.m., Kveiisoug uud Ser
The Daily Bulletin of Manila
published an anniversary edition
on Febuary 15th which contained
numerous interesting articles on
the resources of the Philippines,
and one in particular which de
serves the attention of those who
are advocating a remission of the
tariff on Cuban sugar on the ground
that we nre under obligations to
that country, while denying to the
people of our posessions the favor
they seek to confer upon
foreigners. The article refered to
is devoted to showing the sugar
producing capacity of the Philip
pine Islands, and to deseiibiug the
diawbacks under which the indus
try labors at present.
The writer states that from vari
ous causes the production of Philip
pine sugar has decreased fully 50
per cent during the past four years,
and that the exports of sugar for
the year 1902 were but little more
than a third the volume ot ten years
ago. Here is a state of affairs
which demands the attention of
Congress, yet that body turns a
deaf ear to the complaints of the
Filipinos who are living under our
flag and under laws made for them
by us, and instead of putting sugar
made on American islands on the
free list, lends all its energy to se
cure that advantage for the Cuban
If there was no other evidence
that those who profess to be influ
enced by a sense of obligation are
rank hypocrites this inconsistency
would be sufficient to prove them
such. How can men who disre
gard the obligations which we
assumed when we took forcible
possession of the Philippine Islands
pretend that they are weighed down
by a debt to a people who owe their
freedom from Spanish misrule to
our efforts? When they do so they
excite derision and attract attention
to the fact that they are, whether
witti gly or unwittingly, playing
into the hands of the sugar trust.
It ts because of the opposition of
tuts unscrupulous combine that the
producers of sugar on our Philip
pine groups are practically excluded
from the American market. In
1897, the last year of Spanish rule
in the Philippines, 389,646 piculs
of sugar were shipped thence' to the
United States; in 1902 the exports
to the American mainland amount
ed to but 40,800 picnls. In 1897
the shipments of sugar from the
Philippines to Gr:at Britain reached
752,588 piculs; in 1902 they had
dropped to 94,598 piculs. There
was much bogus sympathy ex
pressed for the Cubans because the
low prices resulting from the ex
pansion of the beet sugar industry
had curtailed the profits of the
planters of Cuba, but who has
heard any one lifting up his voice
for the people in the Philippines
who trace their decreased exports
to Great Britain to precisely the
At one time the Filipinos carried
on a profitable refining business,
but under the effects of American
maladministration all the refineries
have been closed and all the refined
sugar now used in the islands is
imported from Hongkong, where it
is produced from Philippine raw
sugar. Is it not outrageous that
we should so arrange matters as to
make the pursuit of this industry
impossible in the Philippines? Is
it not shameful that we should
seek to help the sugar trust to fur
ther extend its power by procuring
free entry for Cuban sugar while
we rear a tariff wall against the
sugar raiseu in tne American is
lands of the Pacific?
The United States should be the
natural market for Philippinesugars.
If the people of the Pliippiues were
permitted to send their sugar to us
freely, production would expand
rapidly, for the islands are well
adapted to the growth of the cane.
But no matter how rapid the indus
try might develop, the people of
the mainland would have no right
to complain, for the Filipinos are
entitled to the same treatment as we
accord to ourselves. It will, how
ever, not be a mere act of justice lo
open our ports to Philippine sugar,
it will prove a good business stroke
as well. The people of the islands
are now struggling with poverty
and are receiving assistance from
the United States. Give them a
chance to develop their resources
and they will soon be independent
of our help and will become so pros
perous and happy that we shall
need very few troops to keep the
islands in order. All we need do
to cut down our military expendi
tures heavily, is to admit Philippine
sugar iree of duty. We shall do so
if we resolve to put aside cant and
remember that our first obligation
is to those we rule and not to outsiders.
THE ELKS' MINSTRELS
A GREAT SUCCESS.
Sprcckcls Hall is Packed Two Nights to Sec the Greatest
Amateur Theatrical Performance Ever Given in Hilo. The
Players Were Artistic and Original and Won Many Plaudits
From the Spectators.
The Hilo Lodge of Klks is to be
congratulated upon the success of
the minstrel show produced by its
members at Spreckel's hall on the
evenings of Friday and Saturday
July 3 and 4. Amateurs seldom
attempt a show of the class pro
duced, and more seldom succeed in
acquitting themselves as artists of
experience before the foot lights.
Spreckel's hall, under the direc
tion of the Klks stage carpenter,
has been made into a permanent
opera hall. An ample stage has
been added and the floor has' been
raised in the rear, making it possi
ble to please an audience. The
arrangement enabled the people
who packed the hall at both per
formances, to witness the show in
comfort. The stage is provided
with adequate scenery and settings
and as a result of the nerve of the
Klks, Hilo can offer to theatrical
companies, an opera house as good
as the Orphcum at Honolulu.
At the minstrel show Friday
night every seat was taken and
people were turned away at the
Promptly at 7:45, the curtain
went up to the subdued strains of
the chorus "Hear Dem Bells," and
the audience was confronted by a
semi circle of burnt cork artists as
versatile as ever stepped before the
foot lights. A. C. McKcnney, deb
onair, immaculate, and omnipotent
stood in the center as Interlocutor.
Upon his right and left the circle
was made up of the following gentle
men: Bones, I. B. Sclioen, J.
Hastings Howland; Tatnbos L.
M. Whitehouse, "Bill" Johnson;
W. S. McLean, W. II. Schoening,
I. K. Ray, R. K. Balding, J. W.
Mcintosh, II. S. Overend, M.
Wachs, J. D. Kennedy, W. J.
Stone, A. II. Jackson, Phil J. Ileidt,
W. II. Little, J. D. Kaston, Wm.
I. Madeira, II. T. Lake, O. K.
Kuglish, C. N. Prouty, Jr. and J.
Castle Ridgway. I B. Sclioen im
personated Hilo's well known sta
tioner, H. I. Kelsey and while he,
had feet of clay, the scintillations
of his intellect and the flashes of
his wit, stamped him for a genius.
J. Hastings Ilowlaud was addressed
throughout the evening by the In
terlocutor as Mr. Severance and
that inimitable coon from Puna
never opened his mouth but that
the audience gasped for fpar that
Kelsey might put his foot in it. L.
M. Whitehouse as the fattest coon
of all and impersonator of C. Fur
tieaux was quaint and curious.
"Bill" Johnson, despite the throesf
and agonies of the dengue fever,
was the clever coon of exhaustless,
I Ijear Dcm Bells
good nature and as Captain Ben
Brown, he carried the banner of the
Ililo Policc'force through the play
with commendable bravery.
The musical specialties, sand
wiched among the rich juicy jokes
were as follows:
"Don't Make Dcin Scandalous IJyes,"
"Song of Nations," I. P.. Sclioen
"The Phrenologist Coon,"
J. Hastings Ilowlaud
"Please Go 'Way and Let Me Sleep,"
W. C. Cook
"In the Good Old Summer Time,"
O. K. RnglMi
"Mainly I.cc" A. II. Jackson
"My Heart's Desire" C. N. Prouty, Jr.
While the stage was being set for
the Musical Burglar, the Kbony
Klks quartette, consisting of W. C.
Cook, C. N. Prouty Jr., A. II.
Jackson and J. Hastings Howland
rendered excellent vocal music.
The Musical Burglar was a come
die pathetique in which A. B. Loeb
enstein was the burglar. Once in
the house and possessed of all the
plate and jewelry, the burglar sue-
cumbs to a musical impulse and
plays on the piano, awaking the
little daughter of the owner of the
mansion. Miss Alice Mumby, as
the child, won the burglar's heart
by her innocence and when the
man of the house, W. C. Cook
peared, restitution and mutual
givings were quickly effected.
T. Iy a k e, as
Casey, was the
humorous hit of
the e v e 11 i 11 g.
Casey came on
w i t h donkey
and street car,
and stopping at
the foot of Wai
in the center of
the stage, re
galed the audience with a pyro
technic display of wit that was a
surprise. "Casey" indulged in no
stale jokes and with the make up
of a wild Irishman, he alone was
worth the price of admission. Casey
also sang. He rendered a topical
song of his own composition entitled
O'lMin Mmr II. nt Cti.flVwl 4l,n T11.
or How Casey Got Dunnun iiia1ro"y
Game of Poker."
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'"-"""k win x 1V.IIKJ Wil II1C
most artistic feature of the show.
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of J. C. Johnson and cantured the
house. The pioneers were preced
ed at their rendezvous by Harry
Overend, a bad nigger who had
not been invited. lie nrnniimwl
trouble. The Dark towns came on
iu Ironical corneous coon attire.
the band playing "A Hot Time."
The scene caused the spectators to
rise in their seals. Several solos
were sung by members of the Dark
town party the entire company join
ing in the choruses. Mrs. II. I,.
Ross sang "I Want to be the Lead
ing Lady." Mrs. A. C. McKcnney
sang "Play in Your Own Back
Yard." "Mammy's Carolina Twins"
was delightfully rendered by Mrs.
W. I. Madeira. These three ladies
and Mrs. W. J. Stone contributed
greatly to the success of the per
formance. They were encored every
time they appeared and for their
zeal and good work, have the sin
cere thanks of the members of the
The Coon picnic would not have
been a picnic without the cake
walk. This typical dance was per-'
formed with grace and skill by J.
Hastings Howland and Mrs. W. J.
Stone; J. C. Johnson and Mrs. A.
C McKcnney; Mr. W. I. Madeira
and Mrs. Madeira.
"His Wedding Morn," a society
sketch, was an animated specialty
by Mr. W. I. Madeira. As a gentle
man about to lead a bride to the
altar, Mr. Madeira displayed re
markable coolness and self posses
sion. The sketch elicited merited
One of the most enjoyable special
ties of the evening was the Banjo
quartette, consisting of the four
well known artists, Mrs. II. B.
Klliot, Miss Mabel Peck and
Messrs. Fred Brayman and A. H.
Jackson. Another specialty which
was appreciated by the audience
was the fancy exhibition of club
'swinging by Mr. Hiserman of Olaa.
"Under the Bamboo Tree" a
beautiful solo was rendered by Mrs.
A. C. McKcnney, to the delight of
the audience. Dr. Wachs, made
up as a cannibal prince, added to
the effect of this piece with startling
and original pantomime. The
audience fairly yelled its encore.
The performance closed Friday
night with a wonderful exhibition
of "Black Art" by L. M. White
house, made up as a magician from
the Court of the Maharaja of Cawn
pore. The stage settings weic elab
orate and the performance was
such as to amaze and mystify the
audience. Tables were made to
appear and disappear at the will of
the powerful prestidigitator. He
smashed gold watches and restored
them unharmed to their owners.
He gave an.ocular demonstration of
"Duucker's Dream" which was ap
preciated by W. C. Cook, the in
terpreter to the magician.
The performance Saturday night
was a repetition iu the main of the
first night. A few changes were
made which improved the effect.
One of the regrettable incidents
was the illness of Mr. Johnson,
whose part had to be taken the
second night by J. C. Ridgway.
Mr. Ridgway acquitted himself well
as a super. Mr. Johnson, who had
had the whole performance iu hand
as director and manager, will be
able to appear Saturday night. The
show will be given again Saturday
night at Spreckel's hall. Seats are
now on sale at the Owl Drug Store
at popular prices.
The Klks theatre staff 011 this
occasion was as follows: Stage
Carpenter, K. K. Richards; Klec
tricau, Judge Little; .Stage Manager,
J. C. Johnson; Musical Director, C.
N. Prouty, Jr.; Master of Proper
ties, W. II. Little"; Head Usher, K.
F. Nichols; Ushers W. T. Bald
ing, Ralph Balding, C. P. Benton,
The committees who
various branches of the
hand were: General Committee
A. C. McKenuey, Chairman; j M.
Whitehouse, W. I. Madeira, C. N.
Prouty, A. II. Jackson, II. T. Lake, j
W. II. Little, I. B. Schoen. Min-,
strel Committee J. Castle Ridg
way, Chairman; W. C. Cook, I. B
T. Lake, L. M White
Music Committee C. N.
Chairman; A. II. Jackson,
Mrs. Ross, Mrs. McKenney, Mrs.
Mniliir.'i AfK'prliuiiiir fYitmnittno - '
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H '' Lake, Chairman; L. W
u'nrtli T IT Qr.1mnui.irr fi1tmi
Rice. Finance Committee II. !
Vicars, Chairman; Fred Brayman,
K. K. Richards. Stage and Theatre
Committee W. II. Little, Chair
man; K. K. Richards, J. C. John
son. Costume Committee W. I.
Madeira, Chairman; L. M. White
house, I. B, Schoen,
1 Fill im 1
I PHOTOGRAPHER j
S Mr. Davcy will be in 5
:: Hilo on Jul' ist to stay
E fifteen days only for
S the purpose of making 3
I Groups I
S He will do work in all rr
branches of PHOTO- S
g GRAPHY and will be
r Located at the Stu- 2
g dio of Air. SILVA on
sr Waianuenue Street 3
Makes Finest Bread.
Fresh Rolls and Buns
always on hand : : :
Ice Cream for families
Wedding and Party Cakes a
SPEND YOUR VACATION
Others are doing so and
find the climatic change
equal to a trip to Alaska
Rates $3 and $4 Per Day
Special Ratos to Island
Pooplo and Parties
ST. CLAIR BIDCOOD
ROBERT INNES LILLIE
Kxporter of Island l'roduce.
Hooks Kept nml Audited.
Room 1, Sprcckcls' Mock, - Hilo
Q. W. Lockington
Uncle Sam's Cigar Store
HILO, - - - HAWAII
Noticij Neither tin- Musters nor
AklmiI of vessels of the ".Mutsoii I.ine"
will be responsible Tor anv debt;; con
tracted by the crew. R. 1 GUARD,
Uilo, April 16, 1901. 24-
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