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TIIK WIWKLY IIII.O TKIHUNIt, IIII.O, HAWAII, FRIDAY, DKCKMMiR iR, 1903.
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t'RIDAY, DKCttMimit 18. 1903.
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I'UIII.ISIini) KVKKV fKtliAV.
L. W. H A WORTH
NAME THE KNOCKERS.
The Herald editor has a new
nightmare haunting his subsidy-enthralled
brain. Its the new Hilo
dock and at the end of his most re
cent contortion, he stiffened himself
and called it a "White Klephant."
None of the people who have been
stigmatized by the Herald and by
Mr. Lambert as "knocking" the
wharf and "blocking progress,"
have called the big improvement by
such an uncomplimentary name.
The truth is nobody in Hilo has
been "knocking" the wharf; but a
whole lot of people in Hilo and
Hilo interests have been abused and
slandered by Stacker and Lambert
because the ocean ebbs and flows
just the same as it did before they
left the newspaper and railroad
business and became longshoremen.
The trouble with Stacker and
Lambert is that they cannot bear
to have the finger of the public
directed at any of their faults. The
public on the other hand, while
recognizing their gigantic virtues
insists on believing that they have
not a monopoly even in furthering
"good of Hilo," although they
make a most admirable pretense.
The facts about the new wharf
arc these. It is well built, staunch
as oak and iron can make it. It is
a private wharf and bids for the
public patronage. The local man
ager of the private concern that
owns the wharf has gridironed it
with railroad tracks laid flat on the
floor until not more than one dray
can load at a time in all its grand
area of 8000 square feet. The
Santiago freight and the schooner
Woodbury's freight jammed the
wharf for three days, although
Superintendent Lambert, stripped
to the waist and heaved boxes and
bales like a Turk, sackine a christ
The fidgety public is inclined, to
think that the faulty arrangement
which allows the Woodbury to
blockade the wharf was a scheme
to shut out all freight haulers except
the H. R. R. freight cars, rather
than an architectural blunder. The
Hilo Railroad men are now them
selves convinced that a rearrange
ment will have to be made before
freight can be handled expedi
tously. The Herald's silly talk about the
Matson Navigation Co. trying to
"do" the new wharf is the unkind
est knock we have yet seen directed
against men who have worked on
the "build up Hilo" idea for more
than a decade. Matson's Hilo-San
Francisco line, steamer and sailing
vessels, has done more to pull Hilo
out of obscurity and neglect than
any late enterprise .started here
and there is probably as much
money in their ships as there is in
the Hilo dock. Hut of course it
hasn't subsidized Stacker and Lam
bert. The Herald surmises that
Matson wishes to save money by
not tying alongside the new wharf,
and says the Amy Turner and the
others of the Planters' line will un
load at the wharf. The past week
shows the Amy Turner anchored in
the bay and not touching the new
wharf. Why? To save fees? No.
Hut because Captain Warland will
not run the risk until he is ordered
to do so by his company.
The Rosecrans of the Matson line
went along side the wharf when
here over a week ago. For the
safety of the vessel, she put out
two anchors, lines to the wharf and
also lines to the two buoys. Hefore
she left the dock, even the slight
undertow fetched her up against the
wharf with a tjiud and swung her
off again testing the lines until
Its this undertow that makes
the captains of vessels afraid of the
Then the Santiago went along
side last week. The Hilo bay was
smoothe. Twice, steel hawsers were
snapped by the undertow. When
all freight which had been con
tracted to discharge at the wharf,
was out, the Santiago moved off
and anchored in the bay. This
brings us down to the "White
Klephant" situation as described by
Stacker's pen, which forthemoment
was unfaithful, even to its sub-
Some further light is thrown on
this subject when it is known that
freight charges by the Matson line
are the same to shippers whether
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION, j
In Hilo Republican political cir-i
cles there has been some sharp com-',
ment called out by the fact that this j
Island was not given representation
among the Governor's advisers at
the head of departments. However
Hilo Republicans take their med
icine, bear no malice and look to
the future to bring them laurels.
Already thoughts are evolving rela-,
freight is landed at the Railroad tive to tlie convention to selecWIele-,
wharf or by the Matson lighters up Btcs to the National Republican,
Waiakca river. The difference in Convention. I here ts a leeling here
cost to Matson of landing freight is) that Hilo sliotUU ask lor tins, con-j
vorv tiub. hv niiiwr ,,.Mm.liinn vcntion and be inven a chance to ,
enough to form a peg on which to I slw the delegates from the other
hang a purchased Herald insult.
The Matson Line's relations to the
new wharf will be governed by its
contracts, the safety of its vessels,
and the wishes of its patrons..
Harbor Master Fitzgerald says:
I will advise no Captain to tie up
to the Railroad dock neither will 1 1 sonable ambitions
Islands a little of Hilo spirit. This
Island has it down on the slate to
secure representation on the delega
tion to the National Convention.
Hilo politicians have been heard to
say that the powerful ones at Ho
nolulu must heed this Islands rca-
advise them to stay away from it. , as "ec '""- tlie people 01 1
R. T. Guard, local agent of the Hl aBe upon a man whose name
Matson line says the wharf has been should be presented to the Terri-'
magnificently built but the facilities trial Convention for a place on the '
for handling discharged freight are delegation. The Territorial Kx-!
badly bungled up. ' ecutive Committee should consider
The true value of the Railroad the desire of Hilo to have the con- j
wharf to Hilo will be available when , venlion and the delegates to the1
a breakwater protects the bay. All ' convention should not forget that
Hilo favors this with all its might 1 thc HiE Island is entitled to repre
and even the Herald microscope , sentation on the National Delega
cannot find a "knocker." In thetio"- Especially should we be if
meantime if the managersof the dock ' Sod Roosevelt timber is wanted.
will make it accessible to the pub-' -
lie which they pretend to be cater-' According to figures compiled ;
inc to it will probably do a paying by J. U. Smith, County Attorney 1
business in calm weather.
FLAT FOOTED POLICIES.
, elect the cost of government to the
tax payers of Kast Htiwaii will be
' much less under County govern-:
I ment than under the old system. I
.1. W. I'H.ITT IX IIII.O.
Thc enemies of popular govern-1 Tiik Herald merely "intimated"
ment in Hawaii have been smoked j that the Amy Turner would dock,
out in Honolulu. The Advertiser 1 It did not say so. What a "deadly
has confessed its sins and the hand- parallel."
ful of political adventurers whom
it represents will, from now on, do
their fighting in thc open. It is a
late stage in the game to seek an
honest footing, but one withal to be
commended. There is an element
in Hilo that would do well to shrive
their souls by coming out honest
like the Advertiser. There was
some .igii.Miu,. fiuioug the anti
County Republicans of Hilo, imme
diately after election, to carry their
war into Africa, but their courage
failed at the last minute, it is said,
because their journalistic adviser
did not care to unmask. It was
the plan of the Hilo auti-countyites
to induce present incumbents of
office to hold on until the courts
ejected them or sustained them in
their position. The abandonment
of this idea was about the only wise
conclusion adopted this fall by the
little Hilo crowd that rode the Re
publican party to defeat in Kast
Hawaii. In this, the present last
rally of the opponents of local gov
ernment in Hawaii, the firm and
positive position of Governor Car
ter on the subject is a tribute to his
courage and fidelity, both as Gover
nor and us an influential member of
the Republican party. It shows
that he considers a political pledge
plicity trailing across
Tin; Hatch bill in Congress to le
galize the County Law, does not pur
pose to remove the law from possi
bility of attack on constitutional
grounds. It is to legalize it in so
far as it conflicts with the Organic
Commissioner of l.nmls Will Kxiic
1 tllto llusiiii-ss oT Olllce.
J. V. Pratt, Commissioner of l.nmls,
was in the city yesterday looking up a
number of matters in connection with the
business of his office. When seen by a
Triiiunk representative Mr, Pratt talked
tlltrunci vc.Uy uonouriiiitK the jiplloy to hr
pursued in the Land Office. We propose
first to give prompt attention to nil laud
applications which come into our office,
and applicants will receive their returns
as quickly as the conditions surrounding
each case admit. We propose to expe
dite the lusiuess of the office. In boun
dary disputes, settlements will be pushed
forward. All questions under the office
of Laud Commissioner will be pulled out
of the nir and reduced to definite propo
sitions. The disputes as to water front
lands in Hilo will probably come to this
office in some of their phases. We will
do what we can to clear up the fog at
"Another matter which will be settled
early in the coming year will be the Ko- 1
hala ditch proposition. I have had con-
ferences with Governor Carter on the
matter and the Ten itory's position is
clenr and settlrd. The ditch license must '
be put up at auction. The terms will be (
drawn with four important considerations '
in mind. The interests of the laud hold-
ers in the district affected must be pro- j
tected; the applicants for the license
must be given reasonable rights; the I
rights of all for an early completion of
thc ditch must be secured and the Terri- j
WALL, NICHOLS CO. LI
And what lie has sent to Hawaii is the absorbing subject as it
nears Christinas time. This year he has stored heaps of
toys in the Wall, Nichols Co's room on Bridge street
Of all sizes and kinds, includ
i n g coasters, wheelbarrows,
For boys and girls.
Chairs, rockers, Morris chairs,
Of every description and all
their FURNITURE. There
are beds, dressers, washstands,
wardrobes, sideboards, wash
ing outfits, dish closets,houses,
Books, tree ornaments, and so
many other things that you
just must come and see for
main store you will
Including our nev Hawaiian,
and man)' Hawaiian novelties.
Purses, portfolios, tourist sets,
And picture frames, genuine
24 K gold plate photo frames,
circular ones in gilt, gold and
Padded volumes, a full line of
dainty gift books, sets by
standard authors, latest fic
Fancy Stationery -
Including Hawaiian Coat of
Arms, Hawaiian view paper.
Of all kinds.
WALL, NICHOLS GO. m
a binding pledge, and that the Re
publican party will not have to fact-1??' ' ve "Miipeusatlon a reason-;
' ' , , . . able per cetu of the gross proceeds of the ,
the voters of the territory with clll(.rI,rjsc"
shifting cowardice and studied du-
Mr. Pratt went to the Volcano House
last evening and will go by thc Kinau !
to Kohala today, where he has business
in a boundary settlement.
Hilo Piece In Honolulu.
Miss Lawrence in Honolulu is direct
ing the production in Hint city of the
juvenile play, the "Revolt of Santa
Claus" for the benefit of the Honolulu
i Kindergartens. The author of this p'ay '
is Mrs. 1 1 lives (Ktltuth I'mctnr f'lnrkl of i
Act. 'Hie provision is also made, j tJl.s dtVi w)lo 9 !, UlL. milll0r of ..The ;
reserving Iff the Territorial legisla-j Misers Mill," to be produced at Spreckels'
ture the power to repeal, revise or' ,m" 1'riday night of this week. "The
amend. The spooks conjured unjUevo,t of Sa,,ta Cla,,s" was l'seuu-d
1 ,, r, 1 first in Hilo, three years ago. The plav ,
by the enemies of local government r. i ,- . ,, ., . ',.'
. " """-'" 'was afterwards published in the Ladies
that congressional action would rob j nme jouriml and has had a good run as
us of local government have scared j a high class juvenile piece.
their creators out of the woods. - J
Their argtimentuni ad absurdum, , Klnuu Arrivals,
constitutes the uaivest chicanery of' I)!lvil1 1'ullar and wife, J. Anderson,
booinoramr loirie even emitted frn.11 I)r- J- Vl"ia '"1 "'. c- Starkey, W. !
what we playfully term intellects.
If you don't
believe it, read the
llerlowitz, J,. A. Andrews, M. Sullivan
and wife, P. I,. Weaver, J. W. Pratt, A.
Lindsay and wife, O. A. Stevens, W. II.
Why chirp so much about knock
ers, Urother Stacker? Call the roll
St. fames' .Mission. !
Pourth Sunday in Advent, 7:30 a. m.,
Holy. Uucharist; 11 a. 'in., Matins and
and you will find yourself at the Sermon; 7:30 p. in., Kvensoug and Ser
top and bottom of the list. All the I nion.
others dwell only in your subsidy
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