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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 33, 1903.
Three-eighths Nile, free for all, $100
One-half Mile, Japanese Race, - 50
One Mile, free for all, and Hilo
Mercantile Cup, - - - 125
One and One-Half Miles, free for
all, - 125
One - half Alile, Pony Race (12
hands and under), - - 50
One-half Mile, Alule Race, - - 50
One-half Mile, Japanese Race, - 50
Three Tliles, Relay Race, - - 75
CONDITIONS Three to enter, three to start ; entry fee
10 per cent, of purc . 25 per cent, of purse to second horse.
Hntries close at 6 o'clock 1'. M. at the Volcunu Stables Office,
Hilo, MONDAY. DHCKMIU5R aS, 1903; scratches close at 12
M. TCICSDAY, DHCKMI1RU 29, 1903, ut same place Stall
rent will be charged to winners only.
J. T. noiR,
C. E. WRIGHT,
A. M. WILSON,
These are the days when
Can be easiest found at . . .
The RESTAURANT serves the best meals,
either a la carte or table d'hote.
The BUFFET is stocked for the winter and
is ready for your requisitions.
D. LYCURGUS, Prop.
Till: WOOD PROMOTION.
Tim Clash Hi'tMci'ti I he President
utiil the Si'iniloi's.
According to the critics of Briga-dicr-Geucnral
Leonard Wood, who
arc trying to Drevt.Mil the Semite
from confirming his nomination to
a major-general, he is nn nnuy doc
tor with very little military ex
perience, who came to the front
during the Spanish war through
his acquaintance with President
McKiulcy; who led his regiment
of "Rough Riders" into an ambush
nt Santiago, from which they were
rescued by the colored troops; who
did what any other sanitary ex
pert might have done iu cleaning
up Santiago; who inspired a maga
zine criticism of of his superior,
General Brooke, and then sup
lanted him as governor of Cuba;
who administered the affairs of the
island, so extravagantly as to leave
the treasury well nigh bankrupt;
who fastened the gambling game of
,jai alai upon Havana by a ten-year
Iranchise, and received valuable 1
gifts of silver and jewels from the
gambling concern; who sent Major '
Rathbone to jail after nn unfair
trial, and who is now using hisi
personal "pull" with the President I
to reach the highest rank in the
army over the heads of a .hundred
or more of his seniors in service.
Senators Ilanna and Teller are lead
ing the opposition in the Sennte,
and the New York Sun, Evening
Post, and American, the Memphis
Commercial Appeal, the New Or
leans Times-Democrat, the Charles
ton News and Courier, and a mini-
! ber of other papers are leading the
opposition in the forum of the press.
Savs the Times-Democrat. !
"The power of the executive I
office may, and probably will, re- j
I stilt iu the confirmation of this tin-1
I just appointment; but the senti-l
I incut of the public will always be
I that the promotion of this soldier,'
! who knows less of the art of war .
and who has seen less service than
I hundreds of subalterns iu the ser-1
' lttr.fl ...nt rt tint r1 tn nr. , (.. nltn.
vt.i, twia tin til.! ji iti ui main iiuu"
gether, and a paying- of personal '
debts by public assets, to the depri
vation of those to whom the assets
The New York Evening Post
sums the case up thus:
"Leonard Wood is not a trained
soldier. He was a doctor until 1898.
For two months he commanded a
regiment of volunteers, and later a
brigade. By December of that year
he had assumed purely civilian
duties the administration of Santi
ago, and later of the island of Cuba
and he continued in these admin
istrative positions until he sailed for
the Philippines. Barring his brief
experience with the Rough Riders,
I am located on Shipimm street, in build
ing formerly occupied by II. I, .Jones.
Call and see inc.
The Old Reliable Stand is
Razors honed, .Scissors nud all edged
tools perfectly ground. Satisfac
catholic cmmcn, huiih-.k stkkkt.
Sundays -Holy .Mass at 7, 9 and 10:30
At 7 a. in. Portuguese sermon.
At 9 a. in. Kuglish sermon.
At 10:30 a. m. Hawaiian sermon.
At 7 p. in., Rosary, Portuguese sermon
Week Days lUAy Mass every day at
6 n. 111.
Kvcry Sunday afternoon Kuglish in
struction for boys and girls at Brother's
and Sister's schools respectively, from 2
to 3 p. III.
Day or night the Catholic clergy will
attend to the wantsof the faithful.
Tnule Unions 3Iu(!tings.
I'HDKRATION NO. 1 1 and 3 Monday
l'hDHRATION NO. 22 and 4 Monday
I.AIIOR COUNCIL I and 3 l'riday each
CARPF.NTKRS-2 and A l'riday each
IIACKMKN and TKAMST1-RS I and 3
Thursday each mouth.
.1 Thursday each month.
I.ONOSHORKMF.N aand . Wednesday
President Ililo Trades and Labor Coun
cil. Hilo, Hawaii, Oct. 2, 1903.
j lie lias never urilled a company, a
'battalion or a regiment. Nobody 1
I knows whether he could handle a
brigade or a division. Yet itis
I now proposed to award him, at the
'age of ibrty-three, a rank which'
! would give him the command of an
army in the event of war, and which
brings linn within six numbers of
the lieutenant-generalcy. If all the
other officers iu the service were
itiimilnrlv mmkillpd. !lnro nnVlit lw ,
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some excuse for this advancement. '
As it is, there are dozens who are
more capable and who are trained.
Iu no other army in the world
would this promotion of Genet nl
Wood be proposed save in a joking '
spirit. Can any one imagine the
advancement of a Prussian briga
dier until he had given conclusive
proof of his ability to handle troops
in large numbers? And how the
press of this country would protest
if a naval surgeon should suddenly
be given command of a fleet!"
But, inquires the Washington
Times, would not he do better than
the "grotesque" and "panic
stricken" Shafter, who was a
"trained soldier" and was placed iu
command, or "that pompous the
orist, General Otis, who spent his
days and nights scribbling mislead
ing despatches, bullyragging news
paper correspondents, and never
once stirring from his desk in the
walled city of Manila to take the
field!" Ceueral Wood "wears to
day a medal of honor conferred up
on him by act of Congress, upon
recommendation of the late General
Lawtou," for personal bravery iu
Lawton's expedition against Gerc
nimo in 1 880, the Buffalo Express
recalls, and adds that "it was thnt
military record, made twelve years
before iu thcvArizona deserts, which
led to the selection of Leonard
Wood to be colonel of the Rough
Richnid Harding Davis, who was
with Wood nt Santiago, says iu 1111
interview in the Boston Transcript:
"I have seen n number of different
generals Kitchener, M e t h u e 11,
Btiller, De Wet, Weyler in Cuba,
and the Greek generals and I con
sider Wood the superior of any of
them, unless it be De Wet." In
stead of falling into the ambush at
Santiago, says Mf. Davis, every
thing came off just as it had been
planned the day before, and Wood,
instead of being at the rear, as
Senator Proctor charges, was at the
front, under fire, and exhibiting
courage, skill, and command over
his men that Mr. Davis describes
with enthusiastic admiration. Iu
regard to the general's dealings
with the Havana gambling syndi
cate, Mr. Davis says:
"Now pelota is the national game
of Cuba. You could no more stop
it than you could stop baseball iu
this country. There is gambling
on it. So there is gambling on the
horse-racing game iu this country.
It is said that as much as 18,000
changes hands iu a day 011 pelota.
But if the people who attend the
race-tracks bet only an average ot
$5 each, anywhere from $.15,000 to
$1,000,000 a day change hands in
New York city alone, and yet Gov
ernor Odell is not criticized for al
lowing horse-racing to go on iu
New York. Wood is an old foot
ball player and fond of all athletics.
He played pelota himself every
afternoon, and he knew the men
connected with it just as he would
have known the English polo-play-iug
set had he been stationed iu
India. They offered this plate to
him iu such a way that he could
not well refuse without .seeming
churlish. When you remember that
Wood refused on offer of $50,000 a
year to become the head of the Ha
vana Railroad Company, when his
pay as a brigadier-general was only
$7i5i you can not intelligently
believe that for a plate of silver he
would do a thing to jeopardize his
career in his chosen profession."
Senator Ilanna is regarded as the
leading spirit of the opposition, and
a number of papers believe that the
Senator is trying to repay Wood
for the prosecution of Rathbone in
the Cuban postal fraud affair. Rath
bone was sent to jail for postal irre
gularities, and but for the act of
amnesty passed by th: Cuban Gov
ernment would still be serving his
fourteen-year sentence. Rathbone
alleges that his conviction was due
to Wood's interference and undue
influence over the courts. Now
Rathbone is considered a political
lieutenant of Senator Ilanna. The
Atlanta Constitution calls him "the
fiscal agent of the Ilanna senatorial
purchase in 1898," and the Detroit
Tribune reprints part of the report
of the Ohio State Senator's com
mittee, which was appointed to in
vestigate charges of bribery iu con
nection with Mr- Ilauna's election
to the Senate. The committee
found that an effort was made to
bribe at least one member of the
legislature to vote for Mr. Hanna,
and found further "that Maj. E. G.
Rathbone and Maj. Charles F. Dick
weie agents of Marcus A. Hanna,
and procured, aided and abetted
Henry II. Boyce to commit that
k Holiday Goods
Will be on exhibition inside of a week
This year my line of
Fine Cut Glass
will be superior to an ever shown in
Hilo ... Iu buying I have selected desira
ble and artistic pieces only.
It is unnesessary to remind the public
that my holiday stock of
Jewelry and Watches
will be equal to any shown iu the Islands.
I can satisfy the highest critics.
For elegant holiday goods call on
J. D. Kenn edy
Front Street, Hilo
This veiasiuil you want U spend our money
for something utlul is uell as ornamental.
Get our husband a
Including one ol our extra fine razors. Some
thing from our assortment of
would also be appropriate.
POCKET KNIVES AND SCISSORS
We carrj n line of
FRENCH CARVING SETS
Which never fail to give satisfaction.
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Stables on Pleasant Street