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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY xa, 1904.
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(MltTMt AlHMtKSSKS MKKTINU. MOVKItMMl (UKTKK'S OPINION.
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Night to llcnr (Inventor.
The mass meeting nt Spreckels
Hnll last Friday night was n success
in that it could not fail to bring
about n perfect understanding be
tween Governor Carter and every
one who heard him speak. The
meeting ,was olie intended to give
the people n chance to ask questions
on the diverse topics which now
interest the people of Hilo. Gov
ernor Carter was introduced by J.
A. Scott. With him on the stage,
were Secretary Atkinson and several
Governor Carter reviewed the work
done since his arrived in Hilo and
pointed out reasons why some things
that are wanted could not be given
now. He talked of the mixed
political conditions here and urged
that the people get together in
politics as they had in their re
commendations to himself. He said
he believed Hilo is now in the stage
of poli'icnl ferment that character
ized Honolulu two years ago. He
believed the condition would dis
appear and be fojlowed by a union
of all forces for the best interests of
the town and Territory.
Governor Carter outlined the
entire history of the effort to secure
local government. He began with
the work of the Home Rule party
three years ago. He explained
1 hat failure and described the whole
course of events since the passage
of the County Act by the last leg
islature. He told the inside history
of the Hatch mission to Congress
which would have resulted in the
passage of the County Act by that
body in December, had it not been
for opposition that arose in Hono
lulu. He proceeded to outline how
he proposed to continue to work for
county government and decentral
ization. Hefore the mass meeting convened
Governor Carter reviewed Company
D at the parade grounds next to
the post office. Captain Fetter's
men went through the drill in ex
cellent order and were compli
mented both by Governor Carter
and by Secretary Atkinson.
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COMMISSIONER'S MUST SUIT.
UrouuilK For Attacking the Insur
Honolulu, Feb. 3. "According
to the administration's retrench
ment plans," said Treasurer A. N.
Kepoikai this afternoon, "the du
ties of Insurance Commissioner and
Deputy Insurance Commissioner
should be combined and the Trea
surer transact the business of both.
"Of course this would be a sav
ing to the Government but I hardly
see how I shall be able to attend
properly to the numerous duties of
the Insurance Commissioner's of
fice in addition to the work of the
"Possibly I could manage to
complete my labors as Territorial
Treasurer at 4 o'clock of an after
noon and at that time take up tnat-
Iters appertaining to insurance.
Whether this method of procedure
would prove satisfactory. I cannot
say without experimenting.
"It looks very much now as if
an attempt were going to be made
to knock out the insurance law or
at least to prove that all acts done
in the office up to the present time
or up to the time of the bringing of
the suit against the Fidelity Insur
ance Company arc null and void
because the Deputy Insurauce Com
missioner has been handling the
business instead of myself, person
ally, as Insurance Commissioner.
"The improper -drawing of the
papers in the cae brought by Dep
uty Smitliiej) against the Fidelity
Insurance Company maj prove the
death of the insurance law on the
argument of the title embracing
' "Certainly, I as Commissioner,
have approved all the acts ol Mr.
Smithies, as Deputy Insurance
Commissioner. This may not have
been brought out in the short-lived
case brought against the Fidelity
Company to revoke its charter, but
Mr. Smithies had my approval of
all his acts.
"Now, I understand the attempt
will be made to knock out the law
altogether and I'm not sure that
the attempt will fail.
"New suit against the Fidelity
Company has not yet been instituted."
I Secretary of Interior Auks Ailrlco
011 Orsriuilc I.nw UIimikch.
Governor Cnrter while in Hilo
I received n communication from the
Secretary of the Interior asking for
the Governor's recommendations
with reference to certnin bills now
pending in Congress and dealing
with Hawaii. One of these bills
provides for the changing of the
age qualifications for members of
the Territorial House and Senate.
The law at present fixes the age at
twenty-five years for representatives
and thirty for senators. A bill in
Congress proposes that the age for
representatives shall be twenty-one
years and for senators twenty-five.
Governor Carter will recommend
that the age qualification be left as
it is. He does not believe the pres
ent restrictions, work hardship to
any class or that it deprives the
country of indispensable talent.
Another matter affecting Hawaii
is that provision in one of Mitchell's
bills providing that the Governor of
Hawaii may be. chosen from any
State or Territory. The Secretary
of the Interior want's Carter's opin
ion on this.
Governor Carter discussed the
problem in all its phases and leans
strongly toward the idea that a
mainland governor is Hie Best thing
tor the Territory. The points he
mentioned as supporting the pro
posed change in 'the Organic Act
are: thai a governor from the main
land would come to Hawaii free
from prejudices or entangling fac
tional associations. He would be
fresh from America1 and doubtless
would imbue his administration
with a spirit and a tone impossible
in an official from the Islands.
Governor Carter said: "If we are
to have mainland, governors .and
they are to ' be political appoint
ments, appointments to pay off
political scores, resulting in the
choice of broken down and worn
out politicians, then it would be
bad for our country. But if we
could have some of the best men in
America sent down here it would
be a whole lot different. See what
Hunt lias done in Porto Rico and
Taft in the Philippines. Besides
the danger of our becoming the
football of hungry politicians," con
tinued the Governor, "a mainland
governor would probably be less
satisfactory to the Hawaiians. Con
sidering this phase of the question
I would be opposed to choosing our
governors from the mainland."
"Another thing they are trying
to do," said the Governor, "is to
reduce the time required by law in
Hawaii in which to become Ameri
can citizens. It now takes three
years. It is proposed to reduce it
to one year. I think I am very
much in favor of this change as I
believe it would sharpen the inter
est of aliens in our government and
its principles. The subject, how
ever, is one open to some discus
sion. "Another thing I am asked about
is whether or not I am opposed to
raising the governor's salary to
$75oo per year. I should explain
before I tell what I think, that the
salary cannot be raised during ray
term of office. If the law is changed
it will not benefit the present in
cumbeut His successor will be the
first beneficiary. With this expla
nation I am free to say that I think
the salary of the governor of this
Territory is too small. . The posi
tion cannot be compared with a
similar position in a Territory on
the mainland when it comes to
enumerating the demands upon the
gubernatorial purse, We are at
the Pacific cross roads and are
scarcely ever without a distin
guished representative of our own
or some other country, and since
hospitality is one of our famed vir
tues, the governor is obliged to be I
a liberal entertainer. Governor
Taft while in the Philippines re-1
ceived $20,000 per annum. He left j
most of his salary in the Islands
when he returned to Washington '
to enter the Cabinet. Thare are '
responsibilities, pleasant ones
withal, devolving upon insular gov
ernors, which do not fall to the
governor of a State or Territory in
the interior I therefore unhesi
tatingly favor an increase iir the
salary of the governor of Hawaii,
and hope my successor will get rid
of his salary as Taft did in the
Cnptnlii Nlblnek Will Institute Km
Captain A. P. Niblack, Assistant
Inspector 12th Light House District
is making a hurried inspection of
lights and buoys on the shores and
in the bays of this Islntid. He was
in Hilo Monday nnd spent most of
the day with Captain Fitzgerald
learning the "lay of the land" in
When the Federal authorities
took charge of the light houses of
this Territory they found in the
records at Honolulu very little data
that would be of Use to them. They
found it necessary to make a
thorough inspection, therefore Cap
tain Niblack took this trip. He is
making a personal examination of
every buoy and light house. In
Hilo harbor he foiftid too many
buoys. Besides the government
buoys there are a number or private
buoys, many of which are not chart
ed. Permission for these to re
main must be obtained from the
Captain Niblack says it is the
purpose of the board to fix all gov
ernment buoys and have an in
spection made every three months.
A vessel will be secured and used
as a tender in the light house service.
This tender will be equipped for
lifting the buoys. The lights in
Hawaii, according fo Captain Nib
lack, arc generally very poor.
They arc rated as third class lights,
are frail in construction and de
ficient in power. These defects he
hopes to see remedied in the near
future. He thinks there should be
a sixty foot light tower located at
the corner of King and Pitman
streets as a range light for clearing
the reef on entering the harbor. At
present marines have to depend on
church spires by day and good luck
Kumukahi point or -East point
will probably be the location selected
for the strongest light on this Is
land. A light that can be seen fif
teen miles and which will cost in
the neighborhood of $15,000 will
be erected here. A strong light
neer Papaikou will be the other ex
treme guide to the Hilo harbor.
There will also be lights at Seacon
net point and Paukaa.
Speaking of the Islands altogether
Captain Niblack said the extreme
points on all the islands are inade
quately lighted. He said it was
the minute knovvlede of inter is
land navigators alone that has
avoided disasters in the past.
Amend Organic Act.
Washington, Jan. 25 The fol
lowing measure has been introduced
in the House by Mr. Spalding:
A Bill to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to provide a government
for the Territory of Hawaii," ap
proved April thirtieth, nineteen
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States ot America in Cong
ress assembled, that section fifty
five of the Act of April thirtieth,
nineteen hundred, entitled "An Act
to provide a government for the
Territory of Hnwaii," be, and the
same is hereby, amended by strik
ing out the words "without the
approval of Congress" where con
tained in that part of said section
proceding the proviso;
The phrase referred to is "but
the Legislature shall not grant to
any corporation, association or in
dividual any special or exclusive
privilege, immunity or franchise,
without the approval of Congress."
Au Hawaiian Case.
San Francisco, Feb. 8. The
Circuit Court of Appeals has con-
'firmed the judgment of $3,000
damages of Samuel Palapala against
the Paauhau Plantation. The
appeal was taken from the United
States District Court of Hawaii.
Manila, Feb. 6. Sixto Lopez
refused, on landing here, to take an
oath of allegiance to the United
States and was deported to Shang
hai. New Orleans, Feb. 6. There is
a panic in the cotton market.
Prices fell 180 points but recovered.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 5.
Senator Mark Hanua's illness is
not forget that this year my Hue of ',
Fine Cut Glass
IS SUPERIOR to any ever shown in
Hilo ... In buying I have selected desira
ble and artistic pieces only.
It is unnesessary to remind the public
that my stock of ,
Is equal to any shown in the Islands.
I can satisfy the highest critics. ', '
For elegant goods call on
J. D. Kennedy
Front Street, Hilo
W. T. McflANUS
Has facilities at his stables
lie will break and
Stables on Pleasant Street
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The Mcnncht Man.
"I suppose," said a traveling man,
according to an Exchange, "that
they pointed to me the meanest
man in the United States last time I
was over in Wilkesharre.
"He is a merchant there, and his
reputation for stinginess is so Uni
versal that when it was announced
he intended to do something hand
some for his son on the boy's twelfth
birthday a delegation of men who
knew him called around to see what
had happened and if he had really
" 'I hear you did something fine
for your sou,' said one of the visitors.
" 'Yes,' said the stingy man, 'I
treated him pretty well.'
" 'What did you do?' asked an
other. " 'Well,' he said, 'I was going to
let him have his hair cut as a birth
day treat, but' as it turned so cold I
took a pail of water and made a slide
for him in the back yard.' "
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