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THU WEEKLY HILO TRIP R, 1111,0, HAWAII, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1903.
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JULY 24, 1903.
Knteitd nt the Poitoffice at Hilo, Ha
waii, as second. class matter
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1.. W. HAWORTH - Editor.
A SLOW POT.
"A watched pot never boils,"
and that is the reason the political
pot in East Hawaii refuses to sim
mer. A microscope is almost neces
sary to reveal tue tannest sign ot
political interest or netivity. It ap
pears that nearly every man in Hilo
and East Hawaii is secretly nursing
an ambition to hold office under the
new county act. Each one is lay
ing low to catch the first move of
his army of adversaries.
It is certainly time for the ambi
tious to speak out. The voting
public is entitled to know for whom
they shall have a chance to vote.
They want time in which to dis
cuss the respective merits of candi
dates. The chaff must be separated
from the wheat and it will take
some time to do the job.
A great matiy are doing a lot of
underground wiring which they
hope will land them safely. But
this subterranean work is hard to
follow and its effect is problematical.
The one hustler along the whole
line of aspirants is Sheriff Andrews.
He has changed his tactics in a
masterly fashion since he came to a
realization that votes would be
needed bye and bye. He manages
to mix rather constantly with the
people on Ihe out side districts and
it is said that he is devoting more
energy to the repair of his political
fences than he is to the duties of
his office. Fortunately, the duties
of his office fall upon the shoulders
of capable men.
Not only has the Sheriff become
alert and vigilant in furthering his
chances for a nomination this fall
but he has become, suave, politic.
The one time gruff and one might
say, almost surly Czar, is now the
urbane, diplomatic and agreable
man, bidding for your favor and
doffing his hat to the omnipotent
It is pleasant to note this silent
power of the Right to Vote.
THE KOHALA ROAD.
Philip Peck goes to Honolulu' to
day to be present at the meeting of
the stockholders of the Kohala-Hilo
Railroad. The meeting of the rail
road men will determine the fate
for the present of the much pro
moted line. If the meeting is at
tended with harmony and if no op
position develops to the plan of re
organization decided upon at the
time Mr. Peck went into the deal,
the success of the road is assured.
When Mr. Peck took hold of the
Kohala-Hilo Railroad proposition
several months ago, his best friends
were doubtful as to the wisdom of
his decision. There had been so
many failures and the affairs of the
company were in a condition that
discredited it at home and gave it
a blackeye abroad. The term of
the franchise was running rapidly
to an end and it looked indeed as if
the Kohala-Hilo was past resurrec
tion. But considerations for the
welfare and upbuilding of Hilo in
duced Mr. Peck to tackle the propo
sition. When it was known that
Philip Peck had put his shoulder to
the wheel, new confidence was cre
nted. He went before the Executive
Council nt Honolulu and obtained
an extension of the franchise. He
has arranged for the money to
build the Hilo to Haknlau section;
he has found German bankers wlio
will take $3,000,000 in bonds when
this section is completed.
A ratification of all that Mr. Peck
has done, by the stockholders and
directors; and a reorganization
along the lines hitherto agreed up
on, are all that stands between
negotiation and actual work. Hilo
anxiously awaits the outcome.
An article in this issue from the
pen of a Japanese, shows the tem
per of the Japanese mind toward
Russia. And incidentally shows
that we have Japanese in our midst
who have a comprehensive grasp of
the affairs of their country and a
first rate use of the English language.
Juooit WMAVKH, It is announced,
will co Hast to take a post urnditntu
course in law to fit himself for the I
position to which he was recently
appointed by Governor Dole. In
this appointment as in many others,
the Governor has evidently put the
cart before the horse. Ordinarily
a Judge is appointed because of at
tainments possessed, not because he
may be an apt student. The Tor
reus land system in the hands of a
tyro in Hawaii should present a
flattering outlook to the legal
Hn.o's veterinary surgeon, who
is willing to work for a Territorial
bureau free of charge ought to have
his name emblazoned on the roll of
JAPAN'S FINANCIAL CRISIS.
A brief Yokohama dispatch re
ports a ministerial crisis in Japan,
through the resignation of the Pre
mier, on account of difficulties en
countered in adjusting the budget.
No explanation is given of the na
ture of the difficulties, but it is
reasonable to surmise that the Japa
nese Government has reached a
point in its career when it is finding
it impossible to make revenues and
To those who have watched the
course of affairs in Japan of late
years this situation is not surpris
ing. Such a crisis has, in fact,
been inevitable. While the Gov
ernment has been quick to apply
the best of Western ideas to the de
velopment of the country's re
sources and the people have adopted
them with avidity, the former are
limited and the latter are poor. No
country in the world is possessed
with so large an ambition for place
and power in the family of nations
and so strong a desire for territorial
expansion and has, apparently, so
poor a prospect for their gratifica
tion because of its restricted re
sources and the poverty of its peo
ple. When Japan acquired the Is
land of Formosa as one of the fruits
of the war with China, she expected
to enrich her exchequer materially
from that source. That expectation
has not been realized. The main
tenance of Japanese sovereignty in
Formosa has been costly. The
revenues have been derived chiefly
from the camphor crop, The de
velopment of other resources has
been retarded by the troublesome
natives of the interior.
Japan's military ambition Ins
crippled her financially. She is
maintaining a standing army of
157,829 officers and men, or double
that of the United States, and she
holds in the reserves and in the
militia 445,287 additional, making
a grand total of 603, 1 16 officers and
men in active service and subject to
call. Then, again, although her
commerce is small, she has been
striving to build up a powerful navy
without apparently counting the
cost of its creation and support.
These military establishments have
been organized on the presumption
that she is to be attacked by some
other power or that she will have
to take the initiative in the field and
on the sea herself. She has talked
war for several years and has been
preparing for it on a scale entirely
out of proportion with her resources.
She is evidently beginning to face
the financial difficulties which arc
the natural outcome of such a
course. Ppssibly it will now dawn
on the intelligence of her statesmen
that the safer policy for the nation's
prosperity is to husband the coun
try's resources for the exclusive de
velopment of the arts of peace and
to avoid all trouble with her neigh
bors which is liable to involve her
in war. Financial difficulties will
doubtless prove as good a preserver
of the peace in Japan as they have
hi other countries. Chronicle.
Dutnugtt Suit Tlirouu Out of Com t.
In Honolulu last Monday Judge De
Holt sustained demurrer of defendant in
the $5,000 damage biiit brought by A. A.
Mattos against Jose G. Serrao, both of
Hilo and the suit was consequently dis
missed. The alleged wrong for which
damages was sought having been com
mitted In this judicial district the suit
brought iu Honolulu was adjudged Ille
gal. II. F Hightou for the plaiutiiT;
Judge Whiting argued the demurrer for
Wise & Ross, Mr. Serrao's attorneys.
II. Vicars and A. II. Jackson are on a
business trip to outside places'
NKW I'UIILlf ffOiiw IM.AN.
s,l,rcllU "pln"J' ""' "aye t'linrice on
Honolulu, July 18. Superinten
dent of Public Works Cooper, up
on arriving nt his office this morn
ing from the Peninsula, opened n
communication from Marston Camp
bell, in which the latter tendered I
his resignation as an cmnlove of I
the Department of Public Works. I
Intending to visit Kauni next '
week, the Superintendent is in the ,
meanwhile being besieged by many
who are desirous of finishing vari
ous business matters before his de-
parture. Mr. Cooper found time
to say something about his plans
during a short breathing spell.
It is his intention to thoroughly
investigate conditions on all of the
Islands and to so arrange matters
011 each Island that one man fam
iliar with the requirements can be
put in charge of all work pertaining
to the Department on that Island.
He is commencing with Kauai and
will probably be gone a week or
ten days. Matters are progressing
favorably in the Department.
There is more work to be done,
however, than was ever on hand
before. By having a man on each
Island qualified to manage the work
of the various sub-departments of
the Public Works, energy will be
better concentrated and the depart
ment's work as a whole will move
in regard to Hawairs represen
tation at the St. Louis Exposition,
Mr. Cooper will look up those who
have exhibits to make and put the
supervision of their proper collec
tion and arrangement iu the hands
of some one who is capable of prop
erly looking after the matter.
The Governor considers the ap
pointment of a commissioner within
his province aud, it is said, has
some names under consideration for
A complete exhibit of the- woods
ot the Islands will be included iu
the forestry contribution. A large
number of the smaller fishes of
these waters will be preserved and
sent on; those too large for conven
ient preservation will be omitted.
Honolulu, July 18. In the latter
part of May Lot Lane, while fishing
in the coral-bottomed waters off
Puualuu, on the windward side of
this Island, found a large piece of
what he presumed to be ambergris,
the valuable matter from sick whales
which is used iu the manufacture of
Several years ago Lane was for
tunate enough to find a piece of the
same material aud this proved to be
ambergris, so when the big bunch
of between two and three hundred
pounds was found Mr. Lane stopped
fishing and saw to it that the valu
able find was hauled ashore.
Iu order that the question might
be settled, the matter was referred
to Jarcd Smith, Director of the U.
S. Agricultural Experiment Station,
A piece of the block found was sent
to the U. S. Department of Agri
culture, and the reply was received
by the last steamer from the Coast.
This seems to leave no doubt what
ever that ambergris is what Lane
Kven taking the estimated weight
at 200 pounds, Mr. Lane has .on the
other side of the Island something
which will bring him over $100,000
in cold cash. The price averages
about $32 an ounce.
July 17, cleared, Atur. Hark Amy Turner,
Warlaud, master, 4 passengers,
with cargo of general merchandise
for San Francisco. Sugar: Ouo
mea, 33,997 hags; merchandise,
J 182.85. Total value f93.163.97.
July ai, cleared, Amr.ShipFallsof Clyde, '
Mat son, master, 15 passengers, 1
cargo 01 sugar nuu general merch
andise for San Francisco. Sugar:
Hakalau, 15,000 hags; I'cpeekeo,
5,160 bags; Walakea, 10,300 bags;
Hilo Sugar Co., 13,000 bags; Olaa,
7,587 lugs; cofTee, 10,550 lbs. and
general merchandise, (890.00. Total
cargo, f 181,862.88.
Kliiuii Passenger List.
David Kalaui, M. K. Kaclawai nnd
1 1 - e (
....h...w . ... v.. ....,, ..., ..mum
Lyons, Y. Hnntada, J. I). Louii, Marshall
Dow, Miss May Slaukard, F. R. Slack
able, A. Huniberg, J. II. Hole, Mrs. U,
W. Kletcher. Mrs, Crowell, Miss Menr,
R. Lake, Albert Horner, Mrs. A. M. Fife,
W.'G. Taylor, J, II. Ritchie, wife nnd
ruiiinr.i nun .wi-cnnum nun
for New onirlnl.
Honolulu, July 18. A confer
ence of planters and merchants was
held this forenoon for the purpose
of consulting with Treasurer Ke-
poikai with reference to the duties
of Immigration Commissioner,
'1,,,e meeting presented to
Kepoikai a list of what the planters
nml uicrchantshnd decided 011 as the
proper duties of the new officer.!
According to the plans formulated I
he must look out for the
securing labor for the industries
te Islands. He must also encour-1
age settlers, keen lus eye on
alien population, and las ly encour-,
. ., , . ,, t . 1
age tourists to come to the Islands,
After these duties had been dc-
fined nnd the Treasurer made to
understand the attitude of the plan-,
tcrs and merchants, the appointment ,
of a man to fill the office recently I
created by the Legislature was men-'
Mr. Kepoikai stated that he was
somewhat in doubt as to bis power
to appoint the man to fill the office.
He was half inclined to believe that
the appointment was up to the Gov
ernor. He gave as his authority
the following paragraph of Section
80 of the Organic Act:
i lie manner ot appointment nuu
removal and the tenure of all other
officers shall be as provided by law;
and the Governor may appoint or
remove any officer whose appoint-
mentor removal is not otherwise
In other words, the Treasurer
thinks that since the Legislature
failed to add after the Immigration
Commissioner and Advertising
Agent the words, "To be appointed
by the Treasurer," he has no right
to make such appointment.
However, the matter is to be sub
mitted to the Attorney-General for
an opinion. This would have been
done today, but Mr. Andrews was
not in his office when the Treasurer
called. At all events, Mr. Kepoikai
is disposed to do nothing about the
appointment until the return of the
County Election Coming.
"The county machinery is com
plete. There remains only the elec
tion to get it in running order.
Registration and election are pro
vided for, and they will be sub
stantially what they now are under
the general statute. The election
will be held on November 3d. The
county officers will enter upon the
discharge of their duties January
the 4th and they will serve for one
year only, as there will be another j
election next November, and, there
after, the elections will take place
every two years, bringing them at
the same time as the general elec
"The Governor of the Territory
is charged with the duty of issuing 1
a proclamation sixty days prior to 1
November 3. I do not. believe that
he will hesitate for a moment to
perform every duty enjoined upon
him by the County Act, although the
Act is being tested in the Courts.
The Secretary of the Territory is
charged with tfic duty of preparing
election blanks and putting the
election machinery generally in
shape for running. I do not believe '
that he will hesitate to perform one '
single duty which is enjoined upon '
him by the County Act. I see noth
ing to prevent an election under the 1
Act unless someofficer charged with
the performance of some duty
should prove recreant to his trust,
and should make trouble from ai
spirit of pure captiousuess. T. Mc
Cauts Stewart. '
G. W. Lockingtoni
FRONT STREET, - HILO
Koa Lumber in small and large quanti
ties; well seasoned.
! ntntv wi'i.i nit
If limit II rf itiniln trt nnlni ni
1 watueu. Repairs made on
furniture. Prices moderate.
any kind ol
Sorrao Cabinot Shop.
Apply to JOSH O. SF.RRAO.
Subscribe for the Tkihunk,
Island subscription $2.50.
S NEW MUSIC HALL S
Prof. E. 0. (.'Albert'
!S VIOLIN VIRTUOSO 3,
" Wlin fintilfifistrnli'tl 11 nil nnrtrf. "
ZZZ dative ntldiencc of the musical ZS
g SSjebJ hSSmfilc mastery 3
-r of the Instrument, will give n 3
ltal nt Sprockets' New Music
Si Salurday Eve-' Al,g-22 II
siries iS Assisted by Wcll-Known Local 31
ADMISSION, - SI.OO
(All Reserved Scats) 3
gs: L r3
HE Scats will be on sale at the Owl ;
5s Urng Company August 7U1. -
FIFTH SEMI-ANNUAL Rlil'ORT
FIRST BANK OF HILO
iNCOKrOKATHD MARCH IS, lool.
CLOSF. OF HUSINF.SS JUNK 30. I93
Loans and discounts J 289,296.37
Call loans nnd overdrafts .1.1,468.34
I'uniuure and fixtures s.ooj.si
Other assets 9,180.21
Due Irom banks 30,830.86
Government warrants 1,111.15
Capital paid in $138,500.00
Undivided profits 34,125.24
Due other banks 21,800,55
Dividends uncalled for 125.00
I, C. A. Slobic, Cashier, do solemnly
swear that the above statement Is true to
the best of my knowledge and belief.
C. A. STOI1IE, Cashier.
Examined and found correct:
A. E. SUTTON. )
JOHN J. GRACE, Directors.
J. S. CANARIO, )
Subscribed aud sworn to before tue this
22nd day of July, A. D. 1903.
II. L. ROSS,
33-2t Notary Public.
...All kinds of...
COODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. II. PEASE, President
San Francisco, Cal., U. S. A.
ROBERT INNES LILLIE
Exporter of Island Produce.
Hooks Kept aud Audited.
Room 1, Spreckels' Block, - Hilo
We have added a Starr
Oval and Circle Machine
to our Framing Depart
ment ... Over one hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried i u stock
Wall, Nichols Co.
Front Stroot, - Hilo, Hawaii
A Large Assortment of Tweeds Always '
Kept on Hand.
Perfect Fit and First-Class Work Guaran
teed. Cleaning aud Repairing a Specialty
A TRIAL SOLICITED
Send for 1903 Catalogue.
TRUMBULL & BEEBE
410-421 Sansomo St.
I San Francisco.
It ti c (are, tare and quick remedy,
Thcro'B ONLY ONE
i Porry Davis'.
Two ilzes, 26c. and 60c.
For Sale by HILO DRUG COMPANY.
Makes Finest Dread.
Fresh Rolls and Duns
always p hand : : :
Ice Cream for families
Wedding and Party Cakes a
SPEND YOUR VACATION
AT THE- ---
Others aro doing so and
find tho climatic change
oqual to a trip to Alaska
Ratos $3 and $4 Por Day
Special Ratos to Island
Pooplo and Partios
ST. CLAIR BIDCOOD
FIRST BANK OF HILO
Incorporated Under the Laws of the
Territory of Hawaii.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
P. Pl-CK President.
C. C. KHNNHDV Vice-Pre.
JOHN T. MOIK..JI11I Vlce-Pren.
C. A. STOMH Cashier.
A. U. SUTTON Si-crttnry.
J. 8. Ontario, Joint J.iirace,
1'. S. Ljniati, It. V. Patten,
Win. Pullar. W. II. Slilpman.
Draw Exchange on
HONOMJI.U The Hank of Hawaii, Ltd.
San Francisco Wells Fargo & Co.Hauk
Nkw York Wells Fargo & Go's Hank.
London Glynn, Mills, Currie & Co.
Hongkong and Shanghai Hanking Cor
poration: Hongkong, China; Shang
hai, China; Yokohama, Japan; Hiogo,
Solicits the accounts of firms, corpora
tious, trusts, individuals, nnd will prompt
ly and carefully attend to all business con
nected with banking entrusted to it.
Sells and purchases Foreign Exchange,
isijes Letters of Credit.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
Rented by the Month 01 Year. Par-
ticulnrs on Application.
Watches and Jewelry
ALL K'INDS OF JF.WF.LRY
MADIJ TO OKDF.K AT
JAS. M. SHAMANS, the well
known watchmaker, is to be found
here, and will turn out all work iu
up-to-date manner ALL WORK
Opposite Peacock & Co., IIII.O