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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, .HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1904.
FIRST BANK OF HILO
Incorporated Under the I,nw of
Territory of Hawaii, f
l'EACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
P. l'HCK - President.
C. C. ICKNNKDY Vlce-Tren.
JOHN T. MOIR-iml Vlce-l'rc.
C. A. STOIIIK Canliler.
A. 1. BUTTON Secretary. "
J. . Cannrlo, John J. Grace,
V. 8. Lyman- It. V. fatten,
Wm. fullar, V. II. Shlpnian.
Draw .Kxcliunne on
The llnnk of Hawaii, Ud Honolulu
Wells, l?argo & Co. llnnk.. .San Francisco
Wells, Fargo & Co's Hank New York
The Nntioual Hank of the Re-1 chicnuo
public J '
Glynn, Mills, Currie & Co London
Hongkong-Shanghai Bank-) Hongkong.
Itig Corporation J China.
the Month ot Year. Par-
ticulars on Application.
We havfc added a Starr
Oval aud Circle Machine
to our Framing Depart
ment ... Over one hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried in stock
Wall, Nichols Co.
W. A. TODD'S
I have opened a shop on WaianuemieJ
street, next to uemostiieiies' -aie, wuere
I am ready to make.
COOD HARNESS and
English Saddles a Specialty
W. A. TODD.
I am located on Shipman street, in build
ing formerly occupied by II. I Jones.
Call and sec me.
will stop it.
"PII.O" eradicates dandruff,
stops falling of the hair and
keeps the hair and scalp in a
$1.00 Per Bottle.
; The Owl Drug Co., Ltd.
f Hilo, Hawaii
TIIK HI 1,0 CONTKHKNOK.
Hon the Nerd or llllo Were
Handled by (Jorornor Carter.
Tucstlny afternoon, when Gov
ernor Carter was untitled a type
written and signed copy of the re
commendations of the Hllo com
mittee, annotated to present the
pressing needs of this district, he
glanced over the pages and said:
"Now this looks like business. We
have before us definite propositions
and can act with some precision.
This is what I like." The recom
mendations which are printed in
full in another column were then
taken up in detail and disposed of.
Governor Carter and Secretary At
kinson and the members of the
committee discussed each problem
as it came up and when the meet
ing was over there were few things
about which results were not de
termined. Governor Carter was given a lot
of information, every detail of which
is preserved in the notes token by
his Private Secretary Mr. Crecdon
available for reference after his re
trim from this trip. The committee
and the people of Hilo through
them were given a lot of light on
the scope of the Governor's powers
under the peculiar state of the laws,
since the Supreme Court's decision
on the County Act. How Governor
Carter looks upon his freedom of
action is indicated by his reply to a
question: "Why cant you do so
and so?" The Governor answered:
"I am not a plantation manager; I
am merely the Governor."
The significance of the remark is
that Governor Carter promises to
stay strictly within the provisions
of the law and will require his De
partment Heads to do the same in
administering afTairs. There will
be no attaining of ends by circum
venting laws or by assuming un
warranted powers. There will be
a campaign of extermination against
the practice of piling up a mountain
of unpaid bill for each following
legislature to meet. Emergencies
will be met withta the law or they
will not be met.
The Governor stated that At
torney General Andrews' opinion
on appropriations must govern un
til the Supreme Court decides the
matter. That opinion is that no
appropriations in the eighteen
months bill current funds, are valid
except those for governmental
necessities. In other words appro
priations for new improvements do
not go Repairs and the upkeep of
works already finished will be taken
The twelve items coming under
the loan bill and recommended
by the committee were pronounced
o-k. by the Governor with slight
exceptions. He stated that the
borrowed money should not be ex
pended on tempoary improvements.
The loan was contracted to be paid
at fifteen years and whatever is
done with the loan money should
be for substantial improvements
which will be standing and still use-
ful when the dav arrives for the
payment of the debt.
When it came to the matter of
school houses Governor Carter
pointed out that while the legisla
ture had provided for new bouses
it had overlooked all provision for
paying for the additional school
teachers that would be required.
He, therefore did not see any wisdom
in building a new school house at
Kaumaua, when it would have to
go without a teacher. He approved
the recommendations for new.
bridges. Regarding the retaining
wall at Waioloa he thought the ap
propriation insufficient and antici
pated there would be litigation. He
was agreable to the plan outlined
but classed the item as doubtful.
He suggested however, that ap
praisements of damages be made
and steps taken to find out what
can be done. The Keatikaha road
was explained by Mr. Scott to be
the least important item.
In the six months, current re
ceipts appropriations the Governor
I agreed with the recommendation
, for Hilo electric lights, but ques
J tioned the legal right of the govern
ment to carry out the recommenda
tions (or the Hilo Water Works.
He admitted the need of the water
I works extensions?
The Governor did not believe
there was any possibility of secur-
iug the item for the Kaiwikl home
stead road. He discussed the mat
ter at length and pointed out that
the few homesteaders at Katwiki
would be a long time in producing
enough to equal the principal of
$15,000 asked to make the road
good. He thoroughly appreciated
the situation of the homesteaders
who had located and in good faith
were waiting for good roads He
believed it might be possible to
make exchanges with these home
steaders, giving them lands else
where in return for those in such
an inaccessible place. He conceded
they had an equitable and moral
right to reimbuisemcnt, etc.
The item for the Piihouua road
repairs was approved by the Gov
ernor. He pronounced the item
for curbing and sidewalks for gov
ernment lots not one proper to be
classed as necessary government ex
penses. New work can't be done
under the eighteen months current
fundsappropriatious,, therefore there
would be no ch'auce of securing this
item. The Governor classed the
chemical engine and hose wagon in
the same list aud did not believe
the. money could be applied, though
the necessity for the engine was ap
parent. Secretary Atkinson differed with
the Governor on this point, holding
that the engine could properly be
classed as a necessary government
expense. The same difference of
opinion between the Governor and
the Secretary existed with reference
to the item for the running ex
penses of the Hilo hospital. If Gov
ernor Carter's view holds good there
will be no money for the hospital.
The system heretofore prevailing in
the management of the hospital has
been to make payments for sup
plies, etc. on vouchers, the same as
in any other government depart
ment. Secretary Atkinson insisted
that this would bring the Hilo hos
pital expenses within the rule laid
down in the Attorney General's
opinion aud that they could be paid
as necessary government expenses,
whereas if the hospital had been
voted a subsidy in a lump sum, the
item would necessarily be stricken
The Governor asked the members
of the committee for their opinion
as to the best method of handling
the city property on Front street
belonging to the Territory. The
questiou was whether it would be
better to rent the buildings or sell
the laud. The majority sentiment
was in favor of the sale of the land
to individuals, who would improve
their lots. It was figured that the
government would receive in taxes
and payments for the fee much
more than it would as landlord.
The question of widening Front
street was discussed. Governor
Carter at firsutook the view that a
sixty foot street was the more eco
nomical but whatever was done
progress would be slow under the
existing condition of affairs. He
finally said since the people seem
to want an eighty foot street, he
would do what he could to give it
would do what he could to give
The taking over by the Territory
of the Puueo and Reeds Island
streets is impossible under the law,
said the Governor. These streets
are but forty feet wide and the law
specifically states that 110 streets
shall be accepted by the govern
ment under fifty feet in width. In
such matters the executive will fol
low the strict letter of the law. It
follows that the Puueo streets can
not be kept up or repaired out of
government money, and this point
was especially called to the atten
tion of the committee by the Gov
ernor. The Hilo park item of $3,000 lor
the fencing and repair of the park
was approved, and it was suggested
by the Governor that the public
gardener at Honolulu might come
up aud lay out the grounds. It
was the consensus of opinion at the
conference that the new jail would
have to wait.
Washington, D. U., Jan. 27.
The Senate has adopted a solution
calling for revision ofthe regulations
of Alaskan sealing.
San Francisco, Jan 28. The
Episcopal convention of the Cali
fornia diocese has decided to exclude
women delegates in future. They
will be organized as a separate body.
FUIt COUNTY UOVEHNMENT.
Senator Hoods Tells Where lift
Stand In Politic.
Senator Palmer woods, when
shown the dispatches relative to his
connection with the Democratic
National Committee, said to a
"This Is the first I knew that I
had been recommended as National
Committeeman by any one. What
ever has been done has been done
without authorization from me and
without my knowledge. Whoever
recommended me did me a personal
honor, but I must say I am not
seeking the office. When I last
discussed this matter with my dem
ocratic colleagues in Honolulu, I
said I iavored A. A. Wilder for the
position. This was when it was
settled that Sam Damon would not
take it. In fact the matter dropped
there and I had not thought of it
"In this connection I want to
say if the Democrats wish a repre
sentative delegation to St. Louis
from the different islands, I know
of no better Democrat to represent
this island than Jack Easton. He
is going East anyway this summer
and he is a democrat of Jacksonian
lineage and besides comes from
Speaking of his outspoken sup
port of Governor Carter, Senator
Woods said that did not mean that
he was leaving the Democratic
party. "No, I'm still a Democrat
and always will be. I am support
ing the Carter Administration be
cause I believe in the Governor's
ability, and sincerety. I see in him
a staunch supporter of a County law
for Hawaii. This is local govern
ment and local government is a
fundamental principle of democracy.
The governor's policy regarding
roads and schools and the deep in
terest he shows in the outside dis
tricts, I consider entitle him to the
backing of every man who is anx
ious to see our country go ahead.
I believe the Governor will carry
out his promise and not rest until
we have a county law either at the
bands of Congress or the legisla
ture. New York, Jan. 28. The wife of
Charles Clark, son of Senator Clark
of Montana, is dead.
Belgrade, Jan. 27. Macedonian
agents have proclaimed a revolt to
break out on March 28.
Hendry to Japan.
' Honolulu, Feb. 2. United States
Marshal Hendry started yesterday
on his voyage to Japan to secure
the person of Adachi, the star wit
ness in the "Ten-Dollar-Club"
cases, as a passenger in the America l
Maru. The departure of the Mar
shal, which is the hrst mstauce of
this kind in the history of Federal
sovereignty in the Hawaiian
Islands, was the occasion of no little
effort on the part of his friends to
make it a pleasant home-leaving.
He was accompanied to the vessel
by United States District Attorney
Breckons and a large number of
Japanese. He was also given let
ters of introduction to influential
Japanese at Yokohama so that his
stay in the land of the Mikado is
certain to be filled withypleasure.
The Japanese man, whose trip to
the United States District Attorney
formed the basis of the evidence
against the members of the notorious
organization, was present, and he
gave the Marshal a cordial good
bye. Numerous leis presented to
the Marshal attested to his wide
circle of friends.
Marshal Hendry, who is accom
panied by his young sou Robert,
goes to Yokohama, and the first
effort to obtain possession of the
person of Adachi will be made the
reat. If necessary he will follow
the trail of the alleged perjurer all
Washington, Feb. 2. The Eu-.
ropcan Squadron has been ordered
to Culebra for maneuvers. Cule
bra is a small island at the Eastern
end of Porto Rico.
London, Feb. 1. The Esha roy
al commission has reported on the
matter of array reform.. It recom
mends the abolishment of the office
of commander-in-chief, creating in
stead that of post inspector-general.
The commission urges a divorce of
the administrative and the execu
Do not forget that this year my line of
NFine Cut Glass
IS SUPERIOR to any ever shown in
Hilo ... In buying I have selected desira
ble and artistic pieces only.
Front Street, Hilo
W. T. Mcfl AN US
Has facilities at his stables
He will break and
The annual meeting of the Hilo Ulec
trie Light Co., Ltd., will he held at the
office of the company on Saturday, Jan
uary 30th, 1904, at 3 p, in.
Wil. T. BALDING,
1 1.3 Secretary.
It is nnuesessary 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
Stables on Pleasant Street
Matson Navigation Go.
The only Direct Line between San Fran
cisco and Hilo, Comprising the
following Past Sailers
Bark ANNIE JOHNSON
Bark RODERICK DHU
Bark MARION CHILCOTT
Ship FALLS OF CLYDE
Tue CHAS. COUNSELMAN
Mid other Specially Chartered vessels
makes this trip with at least one of these
boats each month, carrying both 1'reight
For dates of sailing and terms,
,no. L). Sprcchels & Bros. Co,
337 Market St., San Francisco.
R. T. GUARD, Agent,
...All kinds of...
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. H. PKASIJ, President
Sail Francisco, Cal., U. S. A.