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THE WEEKLY HILO
HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 37, 1903.
& CO., LIMITED
The steamers of this line will ar
rive and leave this port as here
under: FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
Alameda Oct. 23
Sierra Nov. 4
Alameda Nov. 13
Sonoma Nov. 25
Alameda Dec. 4
Ventura Dec. 16
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
Alameda Oct. 28
Sonoma Nov. 3
Alameda Nov. 18
Ventura Nov. 24
Alameda Dec. 9
Sierra Dec. 15
In connection with the sailing of the
above steamers the agents are prepared to
issue, to intending passengers Coupon
Through Tickets liy any railroad
from San Francisco to all points in the
United Stales, and from New York liy
nil) steamship line to all Knrugicati ports.
l'or further particular apply to
Wm. G. Irwin & Co.
General Agents Oceanic S. S. Co.
Union Barber Shop.
GARCIA & CANARIO. Props
lUc Shape, gut ijair ana Shampoo
at Cct'CivC Hates.
We also take particular pains with Chil
IWKTKU AM) Kin'OIKAI. ,
Tin- ('urrrhiioiiili'iifp I'nwtl HrlWn ,
Them on Itcsltrimllini Mntlcf.
Iloiiolnlu, Nov. 19. The follow
ing cortespoiidence passed yester
day between Acting-Governor Geo.
K Carter and Treasurer A. N. Kc
poikai on the subject of Kepoikai's
resignation, Carter having express
ed the determination not to make
any appointments until the Trea
surers resignation is handed in:
"lion. A. N. Kepoikai, Treasurer
of the Tcaritory.
"Dear Sir: As you are aware
Governor Dole has taken his oath
as Federal Judge, and thereby his
resignation becomes effective.
"I have not yet, and do not ask
you to resign, but before I can ac
cept the responsibility as Acting
Governor it is necessary for you to
take some definite action. Further 1
delay on your part will not only
cripple my Administration (which
is a small matter), but will serious
ly hamper and delay the machinery
of the government in many of its
departments and greatly inconven
ience the public, for all of which I
I . must decline to be responsible.
GEO. R. CARTER."
"Hon. Geo. R. Carter, Acting-Governor,
Territory of Hawaii.
"Sir: Yours of this date marked
' 'tirtt-UrtMnl1 It! r.o.ii'nrl l'llfir.itl vmi
I reminded me that Governor Dole
having entered upon his judicial
duties, his resignation as Governor
has become effective you meaning
, thereby to convey the impression
I that you cave succeded to the In
centive chair, de facto.
"You assert that you 'have not
vet. and do not ask me to resiiin' !
' my oflice as Treasurer of the Ter-'
ritory but assure tnc that 'it is
1 necessary for me to take some defi-
nite action,' presumably in refer-'
!ence to such lesignatiou-befoie
1 vour accentance of 'the resnonsibi-
1 lityns Acting Governoi. of dircct
nig the policy of the government,'
I etc., etc., also that 'further delay
, on my part will not only cripple the
! Administration, but will seriously
I hamner and delav the macliiiierv of
' the government in many of its de- s
Apartments and greatly incouven-
ience the public, for all of which
you must decline to be responsible.' .
"Responding to the above, I do
I not recognize the 'necessity' of my
'taking any definite action' in the i
I premises, and I must respectfully '
! dissent from the proposition that
that my resignation or failure to officials who hold their offices by a
resign my office, can in any logical definite legal tenure, to resign those
or reasonable sense cripple, or delay, i offices upon a change in theperson
or hamper the machinery of the1 el of their superiors, or even of the
government in any of the depart-1 Chief Executive of the Union, or of
ments, or that such action or non-1 State.
action on my. part would or could Let me state a few instances in
greatly or at all inconvenience the , support of this contention. When
public; and I note your entire fail-1 President Johnson undertook to
tire jo specity any of the partial-1 st Mr. Stanton from the position
lars wherein such results or any of of Secretary of War, in 1867, his
them could resonably be expected act was alleged as a basis of his im
to follow either my adhering to ' peachment, which soon followed,
or resigning my present office. In 1887, when Governor Wash-
"Let me remind you that I hold ingtou llartlett, of California, died,
my office under a definite tenure of and was succeeded by Lt. Gov.
four years from the date of my ap-' Markham, there was no suggestion
piontment that I have been con- of resignations from any of the ap
firmed by the Hawaiian Senate, pointees of Gov. Hartlett, other than
and commissoned in due form ofliis personal staff. And such has
law under the provisions of the been and is the current of practice
Organic Act. , and precedent in America, in such
"There is no suggestion in any cases,
of your intercourse with me, that 1 1 I respectfully invite you to cite a
have been guilty of any official im-, single case wherci. an executive
propriety or iinconipetence. Where-' State or Territorial officer has re
fore I fail to recognize either the ' signed the office held by him, to
necessity or the propriety of re- which he was appointed for a fixed
nouiicing my office, which is one of' period, and from which he could
honor, as well as of emoulinent, , not be removed save with the cur
aud one which any cit.eu of Ha- rent action of the Chief Executive
waii may take a just pride in hold- and some co-ordinate authority,
ing; and, in the discharge of the I upon the mere request of the suc
dutics whereof, I am conscious of cessor of the official by whom he
having committed neither violations I was appointed,
of the law. nor deviations from ofTi-1 while admitting the practice of
cial discretion or courtesy. resignations being usually tendered
"In viewofthese, and other con-
I siderations, too numerous to be here
even epitomized, I am constrained
j to imform you that I have resolved
j to remain in my appointment and
I commission thereto.
"Very rcspectifully yours,
A. N. KEPOIKAI,
Treasurer Territory of Hawaii."
"A. N. Kepoikai, Esq. Honolulu,
"Dear Sir: I have received
! your letter in response to my note
jof this morning, and 1 am exceed-
iugly sorry that you have failed to
prove a man of your word. I had
every reason to expert from so pro-
u,illelll ,, Hawaiian mid one wlio
had such a high standing among
your race that I could rely upon
the statement, repeated twice to
me, that it was your intention to
withdraw and leave me frei.' to se
lect such heads of departments as
would work with me and in whom
I could repose every confidence.
Such confidence is now out of the
GEO. R. CARTER."
Territory of Hawaii,
Honolulu, Nov. 18, 1903.
Hon. Geo. R. Carter, Acting-Governor
of the Territory, Honolulu.
Sir: Your second letter of this
date is before me, wherein, in re
sponding to my letter of dcclina-
tion to resign the office of Treasurer
of the Territory, you intimate that
I have broken faith with you, and
have broken my positive promise to
you, in so declining to resign.
You are entirely in error in your
statement that I had at any time,
much less 011 two occasions, made
the statement to you 'that it was
my intention to withdraw and leave
you free to select such heads of de
partments as would work with you,
and in whom you could repose
"Let me recall to your attention
just what occurred upon the only
occasion when the topic of resigna
tions was discussed between us. I
was then the fust to inform you
that Mr. Cooper had resigned his
office as Superintendent of Public
Works, and I stated to you that
Mr Cooi)er hnd remarked tome
" 1S reas lor so resigning was
to 'give vou a free hand." Upon
asK1B y" wiat was meant by mat
phrase, you remarked that you ex-
lcted the resignations of all the
ads of departments. I replied to
that suggestion as follows: "Well,
if such is the practice, my resigna
tion will be ready at the proper
Immediately thereafter I spoke
with Governor Dole on the subject,
who assured me that I was under
" obligation to resign, as my official
tenure was fixed b' law' JUul hc
M not knoiv what was the practice
lisuall' ln,rsued hl reSanl t0 rcsiB-
nations under such circumstances.
Upon further inquiry and study
" "' part, I am convinced that it
has never been, and is not now, the
practice of the United States for
by Cabinet officers, and others of
like confidential relations to the
Executive, upon a change in the
executive office yet this practice
has never extended beyond the
cjrcic 0f officials holding at the
pleasure of the executive which I
understand to be now the law in
respect of Presidential Cabinet of-
It has not escaped my attention
that, almost before the ink was dry
upon the cablegram announcing
your prospective appointment as
Governor, you were out in nn inter
view wherein you in effect de
manded the resignation of all heads
of departments. The extreme im
propriety of such a course 011 your Fly
iian, in so very cany a .stage 01
your anticipated incumbency of the
executive chair, must now be as
apparent to you as it is to all the
rest of the community. There are
many who look upon your prema
ture and frequent interviews in this
respect as nothinir less than insult
ing to the incumbents of the offices
referred to, and an impeachment
of thejudgmcut of the distinguished
gentleman to whom they owe their
appointment. And whatever may
have been my views as to resigning
my office upon the consummation
of the change in question, your
own most objectionable course in
this regard would of itself have been
sufficient to lead me to a change of
However much we may difier as
to what is my right and duty in the
premises, you may safely rely on
my hearty co-operation with you in
all matters calculated to promote
the best interests of the people of
this Territory, without regard to
race, creed, color or political affilia
tion. Very respectfully yours,
A. N. KEPOIKAI,
Treasurer of the Territory.
The Insanity of Sueess.
Alfred Peats the wallpaper man,
went crazy because his business
grew so fast that he was unable to
take care of it. He believed in
advertising, and did advertise
widely, as every one knows. The
advertising produced such results
that his business mounted from the
thousands to the tens of thousands,
and then reached the million mark.
He had not the head to manage it
upon such a large scale, and, ap
parently, failed to find any assis
tant who could turn the trick! The
worry drove him mad. The moral
seems to be don't advertise unless
you are able to endure prosperity.
To be killed by too much success is
not an ordinary death, but most oi
us are willing to take the chance of
meeting it. The Wasp.
Santa Domingo, Nov. 18. The
rebels attacked the city today but
were repulsed after a fierce battle.
Marines from American warships ,
are protecting the lives and property '
of American residents. The rebel
troops have withdrawn to the siege '
lines but the shelling of the city I
Washington, Nov. 18. General '
MacArthur, who sailed in the I
Korea yesterday for Honolulu, goe
to Hawaii to make a thorough in-1
spection of Hawaii's defenses. His !
trip in connection with the work of
the Hoard of officers now in Ha-j
will have an important influence in
forwarding the consummation of
plans now under consideration. 1
Subscribe for the Triiiunk
Island subscription $2.50.
NoTicit Neither the .Masters nor
Agent of vessels of the "Matson I.ine"
will he responsible for any debts con
tracted by the crew. R. 1'. GUARD,
Uilo, April 16, 1901. 34-
...All kinds of...
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. II. PKASK, President
San l-'rancisco, C.il., U. S. A.
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Will be on
I can satisfy the highest critics.
Front Street, Hilo
exhibition inside of a week
This year mj' line of
Fine Cut Glass
will be superior to any ever shown in
I-Iilo ... In buying I have selected desira
ble and artistic pieces only.
It is uuuesessary to remind the public
that my holiday stock of
Jewelry and Watches
will be equal to any shown in the Islands.
For elegant holiday goods call on
J. D. Kennedy
Can be made by judicious investments in
There are some good things around Hilo just
now which merit investigation.
Here are two samples:
One piece of
Willi house and barn, at Kaiwiki, can be
Improvements cost more than the price asked.
Four miles from Hilo over good road. Com
mands fine view of ocean and Hilo harbor.
One piece containing
Situated at Kaiwiki, four miles from Hilo, can
This land is cleared and well adapted for
growing cane, bananas, pineapples or any other
crop. Plenty of water on the hind. Part cash
payment, balance on time.
For full particulars regarding this and
other real estate inquire of
D. W. MARSH
King Street, Hilo, Hawaii
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