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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, III1
HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY is, 1904.
ItC tfUlCt VilntUC I T,IM 1,CI,,C of hlu nrc un
' c I easy about Tcrritorinl finances.
The receipts nre falling below the
, amounts expended each month for
government work or upon the salary
rolls in the different departments.
The condition is described as criti
cal and further retrenchment is the
cry sent up from the Treasurer. At
the present writing he says he has
only $20,000 with which to pay
$85,000 worth of warrants, and sees 1 o'clock
The following bill has been iutro- ( chance of catching up until next
duced by Delegate Kuhio and has ' m''
been referred to the Committee on There is one thing certain: The
Rivers and Harbors: business of the Territory is closely
Be it enacted by the Senate and connected with general business
House of Representatives of the ' lcre and the conditions in one affect
TTtiSf.w1 Sfnloo r Ainri in Pnn. IHOSt potently the Other. Whctl
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1904.
Entcitd attluTl'oslollice ul Ililo. Ha
witii, ns sccoud'Clnss matter
rUIIMSIIKI) KVKRV I'KIDAV.
I.. W. HMVORTH - Euitor.
gress assembled, That the sum of Territorial warrants are going un-
paui me mcrciiaui is iuc iirsi uim iu
one hundred thousand dollars, or so
much thereof as may be necessary,
is hereby appropriated, out of any I
money in the Treasury not other- j
wise .appropriated, to enable the
Secretary of War to make a survey
and estimate for the construction of
a breakwater from the ocean along
Blonde reef to Cocoauut Island, for
the protection of the harbor at
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Territory
of Hawaii, and the Secretary of
War is directed to report at the next
session of Congress.
It will be remembered that Coh
A. McKenzie, Assistant Chief En
gineer of the War Department, was
in Hilo a few months ngo. Among
other things, he investigated the
breakwater proposition. He said
while here that data was on file in
his department sufficient from which
to determine the cost of construc
tion of a breakwater. All that is
necessary is an appropriation for
the building of the big improve
ment. This Kuhio bill, it seems then,
merely provides for preliminaries
which have already been performed.
If so, it would not be out of place
for citizens who are in touch with
our Delegate to urge him to intro
duce i bill or bills providing for the
main work. There is 110 use of de
laying matters a year or two over
small appropriations to secure facts
and data which are already in pos
session of the government.
l'nnornmn of l.nvu nml I.uuu
(lovf rnor Carter.
After a week of industriot
tigation in Hilo, Govcrno:
and Secretary Atkinson left
Monday morning enrly f
through Puna, the great
trict. They went by t
Puna road reaching Pah
Here a large 1:
citizens awaited them, itv
bevy of children from tl
government school. T
extended a cordial grceti' :
gubernatorial party. An 1
spent listening to the re 1..
of the Pahoa citizens. KoaUs and
homesteads were the principal
topics. Tne party proceeded on the
feel it. They are reported to be (way to Kalapana. Stops were
feeling it severely in Honolulu. ( made en route to visit and inspect
" ' ' j the fern casts or lava chimneys
Tin; presence of the Governor which constitute one of Puna's
and Secretary Atkinson in the city greatest natural curiosities. Fur-
caused prompt action in the Sheriff's ' ther on the road Governor Carter
office last week when the Tkidunr descended from his carriage and
called attention to the conduct of. looked into the nit cratets and the
I,. D. Brown in his treatment of a cinder cone known as Pttu Aa. It
Porto Rican prisoner. Ihe matter 'was at this place that Governor
was investigated and Brown was Carter narrowly escaped serious in
promptly let out. If Sheriff An-Jury. He stepped on the thin crust
drews had always been as ready to of a lava bubble, which broke with
correct the faults of his subordinates, a crash, the Governor falling a few
his administration would now be in feet. His hands and face were cut
higher favor. Governor Carter re-1 by the sharp edges of the broken
fcrred to the incident at the mass ' lava.
meeting of Hawaiians at Haili1 Following the Rycroft road to
Church Saturday night. He said j Pohoiki, the party was again greet
that the administration would not' cd by a large number of Hawaiians".
tolerate any abuse or cruelty against j The next stop was at Opihikao vil
the helpless or unfortunate of any j hge, where a large number of Ha-
race. wanans were in waitinc. At this
place the Hawaiians had prepared
a treat least for their puests which
meiits at Hilo with the Governor 1 , ,,, ,,,. ,,, n.,
' ItUJ IllUIUUHUlt V.1MVJT.U V tl.0
tious were asked and answered rc-
ASSKMHI.Y of the heads of depart-
will furnish the Crescent city with
an inspiration to boom the removal
of the capitol to the big island.
With the Governor and his official
family and the Federal court all
within a week, the former County
ot hast Hawaii at least lias no
occasion to claim it has been
II 1 1,0 l'AUK.
Whims in this city, Dr. Cooper,
President of the Board of Health,
with the advice and consent of Gov
ernor Carter, completed arrange
ments by which Dr. Rice of this
city will carry out a test of his lep
rosy treatment. The plan and con
ditions of the trial are set out in
another column and the progress of
the test will be watched with the
greatest of interest.
Dr. Rice has not discussed the
character of his remedy in particu
lar for publication. He speaks of
it as a system of treatment, and
already there are many, especially
Hawaiians, who have faith in it.
The outcome will be of vast im
portance, and there arc none who
do not hope for the Doctor a com
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE C. A. GAI,
iiraith has announced tllat he will
not be a candidate for reappoint
ment at the close of his present
term of office, which ends June 14,
this year. He will return to Okla
homa. Justice Galbraith, while in
office, has given the people of the
Territory of Hawaii an example of
judicial independence and rectitude
that will not be forgotten, though
now it may be slightly appreciated
in some quarters. His entire course
upon the bench has been that of
fearless devotion to truth. This
course has at times brought him
into sharp contrast with that offen
sive power which in these Islands
has severally sought to lead the
executive, control the courts and
- nullify the power of the legislature.
Auditor Fisher Says It Should Dnnr
Upon Honolulu Nursery.
' Auditor J. H. Fisher, who is a
lover of fine lawns and well kept
parks is greatly interested in the
possibilities of the new area on the
Hilo waterfront, set apart for park
purposes. Mr. Fisher says it will
one day be the pride of Hilo and
that there should be no difficulty
and very little delay in bringing it
to a higher stage of improvement.
The government gardener could
draft a general design or plan and
to do so best, he should see the
grounds. The government surveyor
could lay the park oft and fix up
the levels. The sand along the
beach can be used for leveling the
"And when it comes to trees and
shrubs," said Mr. Fisher, "that will
be the easiest part of it. The nurs
eries in Honolulu have all the trees
you want. They are there for that
purpose. The gardener can outline
on paper the tree design. Each
particular kind of tree will have it
particular part to play in the general
design and when the trees are sent
over they must be each planted in
its Assigned spot.
"When the work is well started,
I should think the people of Hilo
would like to turn out to some sort
of dedicatory ceremonies. These
could be made quite interesting and
attractive. I think Hilo should be
proud of her park."
Inquirers For Land.
Honolulu, Feb. 6 The Hawaii
Promotion Committee is being
deluged with letters from the main
land asking about purchasable
homes and partly cultivated pine
apple and banana plantation!-.
While these inquiries are always
answered by sending forward the
material issued by the Land Depart
ment of the government, it would
lating to the needs of the people.
Next at Kekena the people were
out again in a body and Governor,
Carter was steered into another
luau. A little after nightfall the
party arrived at Kalapana, where
an enthusiastic reception was ten
dered by the residents. The church
bell was rung as a sietial to the
people that the Governor had ar
rived. The church immediately
filled and the officialss had one of
the most successful meetings of the
trip. The Governor lodged at Ti
raoteo's place, but the party did not
retire until they had again sat down
to the luxurious luau.
The party left Kalapana early
Tuesday morning. Before starting
Governor Cartel viewed the work
that had been done on the con
structed portion of the road which
will connect lower Puna with the
upper Puna road. Soon after, the
caravan hit the trail for the Vol
cano House. At 10 o'clock a. m.
the party stopped and annihilated a
luau which had been prepared for
their coming. Ihey also made a
side trip to "Wahaula," one of the
five Heiau where in ancient times
human sacrifices were made.
Early in the afternoon the home
of Pea a prominent Hawaiian living
at Panau was reacherd where
another roast pig with accessories
was waiting for them. A side trip
was taken to the great pit crater,
called Maka O Puhi, ten miles from
the Volcano House. Steam was
issuing from thia crater at a depth
of 1200 feet. Tuesday night Mr.
Bidgood looked well to the needs
of the Governor's party.
Early Wednesday morning Peter
Lee piloted Governor Carter over
the upper end of Olaa road.
At noon Wednesday the party
left the Volcano House on horse
back, headed for Kapapala ranch.
They expected to spend Thursday
night at Aiuapo; hold a meeting at
Waiohinu Saturday night and go
on through the Kau district.
liixiirnucp Man Tells or Its KITeet
Russel W. Osbom, Western man
ager for the Pennsylvania Fire In
surance Co., was in Hilo between
boats this week. He was naturally
deeply interested in the Baltimore
fire news and its effect on the busi
ness and insurance world. Mr.
Osbortt said: "I have no doubt
but that my company's surplus of 1
$2,500,000 has been lopped off by!
the Baltimore fire. Fortunately we
can stand the pressure. But there
are companies which will not sur
vive this big blaze. Competition is
fierce in the insurance world and its
only the fittest which survive a fire
Lke this one in Baltimore. It we
may credit the reports, its the big
gest fire in history. One fourth of
a billion dollars is a big sum and
its a dead loss to the country. The
loss by fire in the United States for
the whole of 1903 was but a little
more than half the reported loss in
the fire at Baltimore. Later news
may show the first reports exag
gerated, but it may be the other
way. Baltimore is a city 01 great
wealth and from the territory des
cribed as having been fire swept I
do not consider that a fourth of a
billion is far out of the way as a
Will insurance companies reor
ganize and start anew if this fire
!Most likely not," said Mr. Os
bom. "The volume of insurance
business is very great and con
stantly on the increase, but compe
tition has forced rates to a point
where little is 'realized from what
appears to be an immense business.
The chances for a
now very poor,
The New Store
The Globe Clothing Co.
new concern in
world are just
' Carter 011 Local llulc.
In his speech at Spreckels' Hall
last Friday night Governor Carter
explained his position on the sub
ject of decentralization with marked
particularity. When questioned by
H. E. Kelsey as to the extra cost to
the people, he replied that it would
probably cost more.
"Then," said Mr. Kelsey, "would
county government not be an ex
Governor Carter replied. "The
American people are fond of luxu
ries. They like the best and are
willing and able to pay for it."
Governor Carter continued, say
ing that, "if we could not secure a
more elastic form of government
any other way he would favor hav
ing the Legislature meet every year.
The Legislature is the governing
body, and now, with its meetings
biennial, the whole Island system is
stiff and inelastic. If you had a
county up here a difficulty could be
met and corrected by your Board of
Supervisors in less time than it
takes to write to Honolulu. What
we need is greater elasticity, and I
am not sure but in the long run
local government would be the most
economical, considering the better
! be of immense help to .tlie Promo-
Tiik official visit of Captain jM011 Committee, and at the same J
XTM . , ... ,. ... ,. time to persons owning properties
Niblack will result in the pushing , ....... ,, ' , m , fl ,. ,
, W 1111.11 vhmjt ill a j Jiuv.v; uu vuu mui-
of work on lighthouses for this dis- lket if dealers in real estate would
trict, a matter that will not alone be 1 take the initiative in
Culm No L'ltmdlso.
A letter from Mrs. E. A. Horan,
formerly of Olaa, indicates that
getting to-1 Mr- Horan does not find Cuba any-
of benefit to seafaring men and ' getuer lists of properties for sale, tning like wliat it lias been cracked
shipping It will put more money I Suc lisls t,lc Promotion Committee tip to be. The letter states that the
into circulation ! w0?1? K,,adly S?,ul U ,aH ,Ver Ul? 1 Spanish plantation owners want to
imui.iiuii.iuuu, mainland, and would also send ,. 4, . . . , ,llv ,, . .
, , T , ' them to inquirers iu'the past whose I sel1 thc.,r cst"tes aml )vllhM!U out nt
Maui Republicans can't call bet-, f cqucsts for this information have I anv P"ce. All the plantation men
ter men into consultation than II. j been placed on file in .systematic! who went to that country from this
P. Baldwin and J. P. Cooke. These 1 order. I are sick of their change and would
men are of the fair-minded school ! The inquiries from the mainland j Hke to be back n(the pacific para.
that abhors factionalism and builds , J- a for VS V m
up a party by drawing men to it, chaillca who wouW keep their fum
not firing them out on purely 1 jiies on the property while they
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