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TIIK WEUKLY HILO TRiBUNU, IIII.O, HAWAII, FRIDAY, NOVKMIiUK G, 11,03.
Ijc Silo d&vUmnc.
FRIDAY, NOVF.MBHR 6, 1903.
Kntcitd at the Pustoflice ut Hilo.Ha
wnii, as second-class matter
PUUUSHJ'.B ItVKRV FRIDAY.
L. W. HAWORTH - - Editor.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
Thk Home Rule ticket carried
tbc day in East Hawaii at the polls
last Tuesday. The only mar. ex
clusively on the Republican ticket
to win out was S. L. Desha. 1 he
town of Hilo has been quiet since
Tuesday except for the circulation
of theories, explaining how it hap
pened. The only satisfactory ex
planation is that the Home Rulers
had too many votes.
Oifcof the reasons why the Home
Rulers had so many votes was the
failure of management on the part
of Republicans. From the outset,
before the conventions, the strenu
ous clement of the Republican party
in Hilo comported itself as though
courting defeat. A clique formed
by Messrs. Stacker, Andiews and
A. C. McKcnucy started in, appar
ently, to make the Republican party
in Hilo as exclusive as a metropoli
tan club. They succeeded admir
ably. Every move they made ex
cluded a few more votes from the
party until when the show clown
came, the Republicans were in re
spectable but lonesome minority.
The campaign was started " with
the fatuous concentrated purpose of
nominating and electing one man.
All who did not concur in this pur
pose were looked upon with sus
picion and their Republicanism was
questioned. Subsidiary to this pur
pose of electing Andrews at all haz
ards, Mr. Stacker wanted to be in
touch with the barrel that held the
lucre. Knowing A. C. McKenuey, j
Mr. Stacker forced him into the
management of the campaign a
gainst the rules aud without regard
to the regular party organization.
Protests were made which resulted
in the choice of Jim Lewis for man
ager of the campaign. But Mc
Kenney stuck to the headquarters
like a hypnotized automatom and
represented the Herald faithfully
till the electrical shock of defeat
restored his sanity.
The candidates on the Republi
can ticket worked like beavers.
They did all the work that was
done. Mr. LcBIond and W. C.
Cook rendered great assistance the pines, when they can cull eight to
closing week. Jim Lewis struggled , twelve pounders at random from
faithfully to overcome the damage j their fields. They are pineapples,
done each week by Mr. Stacker and j too, of most delicious quality, which
his assistant grafters. Oh but it fairly melt iu the mouth and, unlike
was easy for that sly old fox. He the degenerate Hawaiian kind con
had the boys doing things his way. Idemned at the Hilo conference,
It did not matter much about the
What was the result of these tac
tics? The Republicans lost because
Hilo sickened on the Stacker-An-drews-McKcnney
Tmc defeat of the
ticket was invited by
when it refused to consider public lematic stage is that the stock of
sentiment at the time of the conven- the planting company that operates
tion. A general unvarying politi- the canning factory on Oahu, which
cal feeling in Hilo for ten years has ' Would hardly be accepted as a gift
been one of more or less hostility for years before annexation removed
to the powers at Honolulu. The ' ti,e insurmountable tariff embargo
people here have for many years I Uj)on Hawaiian preserved fruit, can
rejoiced in complaints against the ot be bought for less than par
gang. They have said if we ever value, if at that, today. Advertiser.
have the chance to vote we will
down the push and any who repre
sent them here. The nomination
of L. A. Andrews was a challenge
to scratch the ticket. Not so much
was this true on account of An
drews personally, as it was because
of his political connection, and be
cause of local antipathy to the re -
giiiie of which Mr. Andrews has
been an exponent for years. The
dominant factor iu the convention
staked the fate of the nartv on this
one candidate, heedless of the fact
that his feet were of lead and that I IJU needed, l-aironize uiecommun
better timber was available. They hy h which you live.
could not believe that any one could
oppose their views upon just
grounds and with the good of the
party as a motive. The Republi
cans waded iu on too narrow lines.
Suppose Peter Lee aud W. A. Todd
and A. B. Lindsay had been on the
ticket would the party not now be
JUDGE DOLE. '
j Estce and the principles for which
Governor Dole's appointment as j i,e stood throughout a lifetime of
Federal Judge is another link in honorable public service that could
the chain of distinctions which have be imagined. As lar as the, Terri
coinctothchcrooflhe "overthrow." tory is concerned the President's
The appointment does not reflect folly will not be as far-reaching as
ctcdit 611 President Roosevelt ntul it
will undoubtedly result in further
loss to the already faded lustre of
the recipient. Governor Dolf was
at the pinnacle of fine renown when
he stepped from the office of Prest-
dent of the Republic of Hawaii, j The appointment of Geo. K. Car
For sentimental reasons President ter to the Governorship has always
McKinley made him the first Gov-1 Deen among the probabilities since
ernorof the Territory. The only j j,e was named as Secretary. As
acts of merit in that office have been fnr ns iocai sentiment is concerned
performed by others. Dole's fame jn the Governorship question the
and greatness have not prospered in choice for the position has been di
a pure American atmosphere. Hav- vided between Secretary Carter and
ing done big and spectacular things Superintendent of Public Works
he could not apply himself with Cooper. They are both men of
spirit to common details. The ap-; action, willing to work, ambitious,
pointment for sentiment sake by j and liberal in their tendencies.
McKinley was nice for Dole and jj the Governorship were put to
nice for McKinley. It was unfor-1 the test of a popular vote there is
tunatc for Hawaii.
Now comes another sentimental
appointment. Dole succeeds Estce.
The strenuous President has quit
thinking of the fortunes of Hawaii,
No one can say anything against
the character of S. B. Dole. He is
an excellent gentleman. He has
friends by the multitude in every
part of the Islands. But he is not
the best man that Roosevelt could
have found to succeed Estce. The
position of Federal Judge in Hawaiii
should not be used as baggage for I
political or personal reward. It is
too important a place for that.
Roosevelt could have helped Ha
waii, by naming some distinguised
American jurist. He did not do
so. The President made a mistake
which the future will prove.
THE PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY
Hilo business men and agricul-
turists were no doubt fortunate in
having a conference with the repre
sentative of a California fruit can
ning association on the subject of
pineapples. Mr. Bentley's informa
tion regarding the prospects of
marketing the preserved fruit ought
to prove of much value in deciding
the question of going into the culti
vation of pineapples for that pur
pose on the island of Hawaii. It
is not so sure, however, that the
advice of the California expert on
the class of pineapples that should
be raised for canning is sound.
Oahu growers will be apt to smile
at the preference for four-pound
have but almost imperceptible waste
in eyes. As the proof of the pud
ding is iu the eating, it is enough
to say of the pinesnowbeiug canned
on the island of Oahu that the out
put is all taken by one of the lead
ing provision houses of Honolulu.
" J Another fact that should go far to-
Republican wnrd showing the pineapple in
the party idnstrv as havinir not nast the nrob-
RiiCiruociTY in the matter of
buying what you eat or wear or use
should be a cardinal principle with
everyone who lives in a town the
si.e of Hilo and situated as Hilo is.
Here we are in a great measure de
pendent upon each other. The
, Kcer musi 1101 senu w rrwwi iu
buy his shoes if he wants the Hilo
shoe man to patronize his grocery,
The proposition is an old one and
I it seems old fashioned to mention it.
1 "' ihiuwhic is u..e mm ..uu.
"Y1..L it. .. ..u!...!..-t. . nm.k 4lknt 1,1 n 1 1 1
With three Lymaiis in office the
, affairs of the new county will be in
i safe and experienced hands.
j DOLE AND CARTER.
The appointment of Governor
, Dole to the position made vacant
by the death of Judge Kstee is the
worst insult l.o the memory of Judge
it would otherwise be if the Court
of Appeals were not handy to render
American justice, of which Dole
and is too firmly
mwaarchical ideals to
.not the slighest doubt that Mr.
Cooper would win among vested
j interests Republicans, Home Rul-
ers, Democrats, or any other class
or division of the Territorial citizcti-
ship. Cooper has been iu the thick
of nearly every public contest since
he came to the Islands, and, al
though in the heat of the contest j charges imputed to him, and would
bitter words have been passed, he , not besmirch his memory by re
has established the reputation I pealing them. When comment
among friend and enemy alike that ling, on 1st of April last, 011 his
he is a fair fighter and carries no
revengeful spirit into his future ac-
tivities. Mr. Cooper would have
made a popular Governor, an ag
gressive and even-tempered official,
ready to lead a fight or preside over
a peace gathering and ever in touch
with the progressive spirit of the
Mr. Carter comes to his new office
as an unknown quantity except
that those with whom he is general
considered to be most intimately as
sociated have privately been his
most severe critics. Doubtless they
will uow claim to have been his
most sincere friends.
Mr. Carter takes youth and
energy to the duties of the Gover
norship, an expressed intent to be
fair, and a natural desire to make a
record creditable to himself and to
the Territory. Compared with Mr.
Dole, Mr. Carter is so much more
acceptable to the majority of Ha
waii's citizens that the only possible
ground for comparison is the fact
that their names have been con
nected with the same office. Carter
is likely, if he carries out his nat
ural instincts, to be imperious and
dictatorial. This reputation he has
largely overcome during his career
as Secretary, but he has not been
given general credit for the infor
mation except so far as it was be
lieved he considered it necessary to
obtain friends to further Governor
Mr. Carter is always a gentleman,
always pleasant to meet, officially
and socially, and unquestionably
honest in his desire for an adminis
tration pacific and al the same time
progressive in developing the moral
and material welfare of the Terri
tory. There is none who will, or
ought to, wish him other than suc
cess iu fulfilling every honest, fair,
The Bulletin has never favored
Mr. Carter's candidacy for the Gov-
crnorship, but he is such a marked
improvement over the present ii-
cumbent that the Territory has
cause to look forward to the future
with assurance that it has emerged
from its period of masterly inac
tivity and has an executive leader
who is capable and energetic.
We know that our readers will
most fervently rejoice with us t hat
the character of the late Major-
General Sir Hector Alexander Mac -
donald has been fully vindicated by
, commissioners appointed to in
vestigate the charges which were
made against him. Iu their re
port just issued at Colombo, Ceylon,
the commissoners say: "The coin
mission unanimously and unmis
takably find absolutely 110 reason
or crime whatsoever which would
create feelings such as would tie-
iermi.e suicide in preference to
I conviction of any crime affecting
J the moral and irreproachable ehar-
brave, so fearless, so 1
glorious and unparalleled a hero;
rind wc firmly believe the cause
which gave rise to the inhuman
and cruel .suggestions of crime were ;
prompted through vulgar feelings
of spite and jealously iu his rising
to such a high rank of distinction
in the British army; and while we
have taken the most reliable and
trustworthy evidence from every ac-!
cessable and conceivable source, we '
have without hesitation come to
the conclusion that there is not vis
ible the slightest particle of truth
iu foundation of any crime; and we
find the-late Sir Hector Macdonald
has been cruelly assassinated by
vile and slandering tongues.
While honourably acquitting the
late Sir Hector Macdonald of any
charge whatever, wc cannot but
deplore the sue! circumstances of
the case that have fallen so disas
trously on one whom we have
found innocent of any crime attrib-
tiled to him."
Nothing could be fuller and more
satisfactory than that, and we have
been patiently awaiting it since
ever wc learned that a commission
had been appointed to fully inves
tigate the matter. As our readers
know, we never entertained any
doubt of Sir Hector's innocence of
(deeply lamented death by his own
hand our readers will remember
that we attributed it "Solely to his
highly sensitive nature, and main
tained that his whole conduct was
compatible with entire innocence.
He had just arranged with his
commander-in-chief to call a court-
martial to hear the charges, and
had reached Paris on his way to at
tend it, when on going down to
the reading room ot his hotel one
morning he found a paper the
Paris edition of the New York Her
ald printed in English, and which
contained his likeness, aud a full
statement of the charges made. As
wc formerly stated, Sir Hector
thought that there was no use of
going any further, or of facing a
court-martial. That .scandalous,
unprincipled paper had already tried
the case had been judge, jury and
witnesses and had condemned
him unheard. There appeared to ,
him no use now in going to Ceylon
and having the case tried in a fair
and honest manner aud establishing i
acter of so
his innocence. He knew that no :. ,,...!
matter how clearly he established P?" f , ' "'""T ccircmo '
,. . ..There the priest took a thread of 1
his innocence very many would 1 , ' . . . ,
still believe him miiUy and he I e garment of the bride and an-
.. , . .. f, ,'. r.i . other from that of the bridegroom,
could not bear the thought of that. , . , , . , ....
Life appeared to him no longer !and tied a k,,ot h.he !
worth living; and so he calmly re-1 .t1l.Uc ,,r,de' Hs symbolizing 1
tired and put an end to it; but as I the bl,uh,,B "Mure of the union. '
we said before, and repeat it again, I
it was mat duty paper, by be
smirching his name behind his back,
which ended the glorious career of
"Fighting Mac," the hero of a
hundred fights, whomhll Scotsmen
almost worshiped, aud whose mem
ory they will always revere.
It would be simply impossible,
however, to say anything which
would arouse feelings of remorse iu
the conductors of n paper the sole
aim of which appears to be to pan
der to the most depraved tastes of
its readers, and in its fancied "en
terprise" to ruthlessly invade pri-
' vate life; but that seems to be their
idea of "The Liberty of the Press."
The happiues of how many families
has it so sacrificed, besides that of
the lamented "Fighting
THE CHAMBERLAIN CAMPAIGN.
Mu. Ciiamiikki.ain continues to
I vigorously prosecuie 111s campaign ;
' of ctlucntiou in favor of establish-;
' "B protective and preferential tariffs (
the uiled Kingdom ; and it
1 ,ust be admitted that he appears to
uc carrying cue masses aiong wiui
1 111111 wlierever lie goes, witiie
thoroughly agreeing with Mr.
Chamberlain iu his views iu this
matter we still think it would have
been better had he allowed it time
to ferment a little iu the public
mind. His able pamphlet has been
distributed broadcast over the whole
country, and cannot fail to produce
B00l trmt- u 1S evidently doing
so "heady in places where Mr.
j Chamberlain's silvery persuavtve
voice has not yet been hoard.
' When ex-Chancellor of the Kx-j
chequer Ritchie tried hist week to
.explain to n large audience' his rea-1
sous for resigning, nud his opposi-led
11011 10 ,ir. uaaiuueriain s proposals,
he was virtually howled down by
I the workingincn present. Mr.
Chamberlain says that he success-
1 fully relied upon the support of
workiugmen on former occasions in i
his career, unci that he was confi
dently relying on their sunnort now.
and evidently he is not going to be
disappointed. The very sympa
thetic and enthusiastic reception
which they accorded him iu Glas
gow was excelled by that which
they gave him at Greenock, a con-
stituency composed almost exclu
sively of workinginen.
From there Mr. Chamberlain i
went to the East of Fife, the strong
hold of Liberals, now represented '
by Mr. Asquith, ex-Secretary of!
State, and near the St. Andrews
Burghs that recently preferred a , preaching so s to suit all Ins con
Liberal to a Unionist, and which legation. "For if," said he, "I
were supposed to be opposed to pro-1 sPeak sof,lv' lhose al lllc 1,ack "'
tectivc and preferential tariffs. But J ,,car' n,ld U on tllc olher hand l
his reception at Cupar was'sl)cak loudh'- lhose 5" fr011t ore
even more enthusiastic than at
cither Glasgow or Greenock, while
his arguments met with nothing
but applause. There is evidently
a magnetism about Mr. Chamber-
lain that attracts and greatly aids
111 convincing his hearers, who
might have proved obdurate to
merely reading his pamphlet. I
that view he did well iu resigning
office and starting his campaign of
education. Its enthusiastic success
has been justly compared to the
late Mr. Gladstone's campaign in
II11.0 can be expected to We a
live, hustling town when reciprocity ,
is the order of business. You can-,
not expect a community to give I
you their all and get nothing iu ,
return. The true citizen is the one ,
who expects to make the islands I
his permanent home aud will under
every possible occasion his -ecl....
require, patronize home industries ,
in preference to sending away to , -
the mainland for the same identical ,
need, in order to save a few paltry
pennies. Side Lights.
Thu .Marriage Knot.
Few of those who talk about the
"marriage knot" realise that the
knot was ever anything more than
a mere figure of speech. Among
iliik nihiilnmniiu ftittr tltrt 1nrf titrto 1
London, Kng., Nov. 2. Count
Tzokoff, the Russian Diplomatic
agent, stated today that notwith
standing present peaceful conditions
war between Turkey and Bulgaria
Peking, China, Nov. 2. Since
their reoccupation of the port of
Mukden, the Russians hold the
Tartar General of that port a practi
cal prisoner. The Dowager, dis
tressed by the action of Russia, has
held a long conference bearing on
I the reoccupation of Mukden.
Newcastle, Wyo., Nov. 2. The
worst conflict of several years be
tween Indians and county officers
took place today. A baud of poach
ing Indians who were followed by
tin Sheriff aud his party killed the
Sheriff and his deputy. A general
I posse was immediately organized
I for the pursuit. Ten of the offend-
iug Indians were killed and eleven
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When George IV. was about to
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her right to "pyke the King's
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