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THR WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1904.
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FIRST BANK OF H1L0
Incorporated Under the I,nwi of the
Territory of Hnwaii.
PEACOCK BLOCK, H1L0.
P. 1MJCK . rreltcnt.
C. C. KHNNHDY Vice-Pre.
JOHN T. MOIR-jiiiJ Vice-Pre.
C. A. BTOIIIH Cnthler.
A. I. BUTTON Secretary.
J. . Canorlo, John J. Ornre,
V. S. I,yiniiti, II. V. pAlten.
Win. Pullar, W. ItrBhipman.
Draw ExclianKe on
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Itank...San Francisco
Wells. Fargo & Co's Bnnk New York
The National Bank of the llc Iciilcneo
Glynn, Mills, Curric & Co London
Hongkong-Shanghai Bank-1 Hongkong,
ing Corporation- ) China.
Hougkong-Shan'ghal Bank-) Shanghai,
ing Corporation J China.
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Oval and Circle Machine
to our Framing Depart
ment ... Over one hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried in stock
Wall, Nichols Co.
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I have opened a shop on Wniamicnuc
street, next to Demosthenes' Calc, where
I am ready to make
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I am located on Shipman street, in build
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will stop it.
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stops Tailing of the hair and
keeps the hair and scalp in a
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KSUAl'K PUOM F1KK.
Wltiiftt of Iroiiuolx Horror Tell
Story In Bulletin.
Honolulu, Jan. 15. Among the
visitors who arrived in the Siberia
from the Coast yesterday were F.
H. Jerymyn, ofScranton, l'a., and
C. II. Smith, of Ithaca, N. Y.
Iioth of these travelers had a narrow
escape from being burned in the Iro
quois (ire in Chicago, only escap
ing by the merest sort of a chance
which would seem to indicate des
tiny. Mr. Jcrmyn told the follow
ing story to a Bulletin reporter at
the Young Hotel last evening:
"Mr. Smith and myself left New
York on the fastest train that pulls
out of that city and started out for
Chicago. We were late in arriv
ing and so had a little time during
which to roam about the city. We
went to the Great Northern hotel
and there deposited our baggage,
not even registering, such a course
being unucscessary as our stay in
the city was to be so short. On
casting about for something with
which to while a. way the time, we
were told that "Mr. Bluebeard"
was on at the Iroquois theatre. I
had seen the play and so was not
particularly anxious to go, but Mr.
Smith had not and so I went along
"As Smith was standing in line
waiting for his turn to purchase
tickets, a man in a fur coat, who
hnd a companion with him, stepped
up and asked if Smith would not
purchase a couple of tickets for
them. He acquiesced and this little
act, as you will see, is what saved
"The firs' tickets handed out
were for seats down in the second
row of the orchestra. These Smith
handed to the man in the fur coat,
who thanked him and walked away
with his friend. The next tickets
issued to Smith were for seats far
back and at a dis mice of about
seventy feet from the stage.
"Smith did not like the seats very
well and he tried in every way to
get belter ones but the place was
jammed full and there were no
others to be had, so we had to be
content. After roaming around and
smoking for a while, we took our
scats, and soon the performance be
gati. While sitting there I noticed
an exit into the alleyway which
was not more than forty feet away.
"After a while, I noticed the
fluctuating of some lights on the
stage and intuition told me that
something was wrong, although
there was not the slightest commo
tion in the vast audience. My first
impulse was to grasp my hat, and,
turning to my friend, I remarked
that the situation did not look good
to me. Smith was very much ab
sorbed in the play and what I said
did not seem to affect him in the
"Soon the fluctuations became
worse and then a little later on
Kddie Foy came out on the stage
and told the people to keep their
seats. There was no danger what
ever. By this time I had arisen
and Smith had followed. I had told
him that the best thing to do was
to get out of the place in as quiet a
manner as possible.
"We had gone about twenty feet
toward the exit to the alley when
there was a crash and I knew that
the worst had happened. The as
bestos curtain came down with a
run, but it caught on one of the
wires. I succeeded in getting out
before the flames came pouring forth
from the stage, and had barely
reached the alley when people who
had tried to get down by the fire
escapes upstairs, came tumbling
down into the thoroughfare with
thuds that I shall never forget the
longest day I live. In two minutes
it was all over. The roof had fallen
in and the whole place was a mass
of flames. The bodies of hundreds
were lying charred and burned in
every part of the theater and in the
exit to the alley into which I had
just escaped. It was a sight to
make the strongest man shudder.
"My first thought was for ray
friend, and I looked everywhere,
finally believing that he had been
burned in the fire. He had been right
behind me when we came out and
I supposed he was where I could
lay my hand on him, but he was
nowhere to be seen. As soon as
possible, I went to the Great Nor-,
thcru Hotel and the first person I
met in the corridor was my Iriend.
Can you imagine the scene that took
place then and there? We did not
en c who was looking on, but simply
fell into each other's arms.
"Later on, I inquired with re
ference to the people in the part of
the theater where the two men who
asked Smith to purchase tickets for
them had been seated, and found
that every one had been killed.
Had we secured those scats we
would have been in their places,
among the dead titid the charred.
It seems that when the gas tanks
exploded, all those who were in the
theater were asphyxiated.
"I haven't much to say about the
management of the theater beyond
the fact that a play never should
have been allowed in the place since
the fire escapes had not yet been
completed and there were no signs
to tell anyone of the different exits
from the building.
"I have heard the terra 'dull,
sickening thud' used many a time,
but always in fun. On that day,
however, I became fully aware of
the meaning in its most horrible
Land of Latent Wealth and Natnrnl
West Hawaii gets the first flag to
float over its court house. After
all Wist Hawaii is not such a hot
bed of intrigue as East Hawaii.
There is a calmness over that dis
trict which must affect its citizens.
Anyone who stands at the Pall of
Kainaliu and looks over that magni
ficent sweep of country which ends
at Milolii, with its shore dotted with
villages, its cuddling bays, and its
grand, grasp of low-laud, middle
laud, up-land, till it disappears into
cloud land must appreciate this.
And then the silence of Konal
It has its effect upon its people. It
is a silence of grandeur. Unless
one has been there one cannot ap
preciate it. It is.really the silence
of the ocean, for in Kona both
ocean and land make the total effect.
Kona would be nothing without its
ocean. What magnificent sunsets
one can see from Holualoa or Kai
naliu, or the upper lands of Honau
nau. Looking from there you have
the Pacific ocean spreading from
our dots of islands apparently inimi
tably till it reaches the shadowy
outline of a.distnnt coast, the fabled
orient. There is no more poetic
spot on these islands than the
County of West Hawaii.
Then one can wander through
its woods, and they arc wonderful.
Scientists have found their most
fertile fields in those deep forests.
There arc the most beautiful of
birds to be fntnd in the upper
ranges. Not only the most beauti
ful, but also the most ruscus. The
only crow of the islands croaks his
dismal note in the forests of West
Hawaii. It is not a laud of leaping
streams, of crashing waterfalls, of
bubbling brooks, such as one finds
in Hast Hawaii. It does not urge
mankind and its own inhabitants
to what people now call a strenuous
life. It is a land of calms. Talk
of Korea being the Land of the
Morning Calm, West Hawaii is the
"Land of the Morning and Evening
The influence of West Hawaii
upon anyone who has ever ex
perienced it can never be forgotten.
It lives as one of the plcasautest
of memories. There are great
opportunities, commercially, for
West Hawaii. It possesses one
excellent harbor. It possesses the
best roadsteads on the island. It
has a magnificent undeveloped
sweep of land capable of producing
crops, the value of which is beyond
In point of fact, West Hawaii is
an unknown factor in the economic
estimation of this Territory. Agri
culture has scratched its soil a little.
Capital has failed to take it into
consideration. But there is wealth
untold, undeveloped in West Ha
waii, and Governor Carter will
never do a more prophetic thing
than he has done, in giving a
banner, the banner of the greatest
nation on earth to that forgotten
and little thought-of section of the
Territory West Hawaii. Hawaii
WHAT CAKTKK THINKS. j
I'rolmhly Will Furor Action on
County I.nrv lir t'ougroift.
Honolulu, Jan. 14. "The doctors
disagree in their diagnosis of the
case and the patient is steadily
growing worse," is the pat response
that Governor Carter made to a
Bulletin reporter at the Pacific Club
this afternoon, when asked for his
position in the matter of Territorial
government, now that the Supreme
Court has thrown out the County
Continuing, Governor Carter
said: 'I have not seen the opinion
of the Supreme Court. I simply
know that the County Act has been
killed, but I do not know the
grounds. If it is a case of a con
flict with the Organic Act, that is
one question. If it is a case of the
law being thrown out on the grounds
that it embraces two separate sub
jects, that is still another question.
"The question seems now to rest
on the interpretation of Section 91
of the Organic Act, and I might
say right here that thisjis as compli
cated as the matter of the legdlity
of the County Act itself.
"Some argue that the Legislature
should be called in extra session
and still others argue that it should
not. The former state that the
Legislature having laileu to pass
appropriations for some of the de
partitions of the Government, the
appropriations of two years ago can
be fallen back upon, while the latter
say that when an appropriation bill
is passed it must contain specific
items for all of the departments of
"It can easily be seen that a
Legislature wishing to carry malice
into its councils, might perpetuate
itself indefinitely by simply leaving
out one department or another and
making it necessary for the Gov
ernor to call an extra session for the
purpose of providing this particular
department with funds. This would
naturally handicap and obstruct
"The Attorney General has rend
ered to me an off-hand opinion
which' is to the effect that the Legis
lature must be called in extra ses
sion, but this is not final, for at the
time he made this statement, he had
not studied carefully into the sub
ject. I have been studying over
the matter for a long time and I
must admit that I myself am in
somewhat of a quandary.
"As to the matter of the Legis
lature, it could hardly be expected
that if called in extra session, they
would consider another County Act.
It would take a very long time and
involve a great expenditure of
money. One way would be to
appoint a commission of three to
frame a bill that would be in con
formity with the Organic Act,
Then again, the Central Committee
of the Republican party could get
together and cither call a meeting
for the consideration of the matter
and the appointment of a commis
sion or authorize the sending forth
of a man to Washington similar to
the action in the Hatch mission.
There were a great many who
objected to this mission. Would
they do the same thing now?"
Honolulu, Jan 15. Attorney
General Andrews, in his opinion on
the County Act, concludes that,
according to the Boyd decision of
.the Supreme Court and the charac
ter of the measure itself, the bill
making appropriations for the six
mouths ending December 31, 1903, 1
is the last complete and valid ap
propriation bill, therefore the exec-1
utive's lawful guide in making ,ex-
penditures for carrying on the
Government, during the remaining
nearly 18 months of this period,
under the authorization of the Or-'
ganic Act "in case of the failure of j
the Legislature to pass nppropria-'
tion bill." 1
Help for Kx-(Juecu.
Washington, Jan. 15. The Sen-'
ate Committee 011 Pacific Islands
and Porto Rieo has submitted a (
favorable report on Senator Black
burn's bill to reimburse ex-Queen .
Liliuokalani. The bill carries an
appropriation of $200,000 to be I
paid the ex-Queen in full satisfac
tion for all her claims against the
country for the former crown lauds
In Diamonds ;;;;,;$
Front Street, Hilo
W. T. Mcfl AN US
Has facilities at his rubles
He will break and
Notico of Dissolution of
Notice Is herebv L'lven that the co-n.irl.
nership heretofore existing between II. !
L. Williams and Cecil llrown, under the
firm name of II. I,. Williams & Co., and
doing business at I'uun, Island of Ha
waii, or elsewhere, is dissolved from this
Honolulu, December aa, 1903.
9-4t CECIL DROWN.
Donot forget that this year my Hue of
Fine Cut Glass
IS SUPERIOR to any ever shown tin
Hilo ... In buying I have selected desira
ble and artistic pieces only.
It is nunesessary to remind the public
that my stock of
Jewelry and Watches
Is equal to any shown in the Islands.
I can satisfy the highest critics.
goods call on
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