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TUB WBKKI.Y HILO TRIBUNE, JIII.O, HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, X904.
110IWK IM10WNE1) IN I'KKSHKT I
FIRST BANK OF I11L0
Incorporated Under the Lnwi of the
Territory of Hnwnli.
CAl'lTAl,, f. 200,000.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
J I'KCK ...I'ruliteM.
C. C. KUNNl'.llY Vicc-l'm.
JOHN T. MOtR-iiul Vlcel'rei.
C. A. STOMK .CniOiler.
A. J. SUTTON Secretary.
J. . Caiinrlo, Joint J. (Srace,
1'. S. I.yiimn, II. V. I'ntlrii,
Wm. rullnr. V. II. Hhlimian.
Draw ISxeliunjjo on
The Hank of Hnwnli, Ltd Hunolulu
Wells, 1'nrgo & Co. lnuk...Snii Francisco
Wells, Fargo & Co's Hank New York
The National Hank of the Re-) rhicauo
Glynn, Mills, Currie & Co London
Hongkong-Simnghai Dank; I Hongkong, i
lug Corporntion f Chitin.
Hongkong-Shanghai Hank-1 Shanghai,
lug Corporntion ) Chinn. I
Hongkong-Shanghal B"k UmffC,
iniT Cornornl on t . " '
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
Rented by the Month 01 Yenr. Par
ticulars on Application.
LARGEST STOCK IN I11LO AND
EVERY PATTERN NHW.
Comprising House Furnishings of
every de.scriptiou on sale in the
KING STRliltT WAREROOMS.
These articles have been cnrefully
selected mid nre nflered AT LOW
G. W. LOCKINGTON
I'RONT STREET, HILO, HAWAII
, Major WoMcr Mnkcs Olisnrvntlnn 1 S. Decker and J. F. Ncvcs llnro'
Makes Finest Bread.
Fresh Rolls and Buns
always oyhand : ! :
Ice Cream for families
Wedding and Party Cahcs a
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Watches and Jewelry
ALL KINDS OF JEWELRY
MADE TO ORDER AT
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JAS. M. SEAMAN'S, the well
known watchmaker, is to be found
here, and will turn out nil work in
up-to-dnte manner. ALL WORK
Opposite Peacock & Co., - HILO
Matson Navigation' Go.
The only Direct Line between San Fran
cisco and Hilo, Comprising the
following Fast Sailers
HILO MARKET CO.,
Bark ANNlE JOHNSON
Bark RODERICK DHU
Bark MARION CHILCOTT
Ship FALLS OF CLYDE
Tmr CHAS. COUNSELMAN
Launch LURLINE .
Mid other Specially Chnrtered vessels
I makes this trip with at least one of these
boats each month, carrying uoin l'reignt
For dates of sailing ami terms,
Jno. D. Sprecltels & Bros. Co,
337 Market St., Sail Francisco.
R. T. GUARD, Agent,
- Bridge St.
hilo, 11. 1 1 J
Pacific Meat Markel
Front St., Hilo, H. I.
Choice Cuts of
POULTRY of all Kinds
will stop it.
"PILO" eradicates dandruff,
stops falling of the hair and
keeps the hair and scalp in a
$1.00 Per Bottle.
TheOwlDruq Co., Ltd.
t Hilo, Ha
Nlilln In the City.
Major H. II. F. Woltcr, who has
just returned from the Island of
Hawaii, has some very set views 011
the needs of Hilo ami, in some re
spects, diners quite materially .from
the opinions of Governor Carter.
He believes that a breakwater is
the first thing to be worked for,
followed by u drive for harbor
dredging and finally leading up to
a grand scheme of making the sea
side of front street almost a con
"Hilo's needs arc numerous.
Most of them are important and
urgent. The city is so situated,
and possesses such natural advant
ages, as would make of it, with the
essential frills, an ideal place, not
alone in a commercial way but as
an attraction to tourists. With its
enormous and rapidly developing
back country its possibilities nre
immense. That the growth of the
city has been retarded by neglect is
apparent at all hands.
"One of the great improvements
that might be made there is in the
arrangement of Front street. All
the makai said of this thoroughfare
should be torn out and the street,
to its full width, up to the water
front, shculd be turned into a grand
boulevard, with shaded drives and
a park facing the bay at the middle.
The water line should be walled
in to make the balance of the
arrangement substantial and attrac
"Another urgent need of Hilo is
a paid fire department. One engine
with a crew of eight men would be
sufficient for the present, but these
men should be properly equipped.
"A third need is a proper court
house. The old shack used for that
purpose there is scarcely worthy of
the name. It is so old that it is
scarcely able to hold the weight of
its own shingles. When on the
veranda of it I was warned not to
approach the railing lest the whole
thing Tall. The United States post
office building is not a bit better.
It is a miserable little wooden
structure, old enough to vote its
own self out of commission.
"A breakwater and a deep harbor
are recognized needs. When these
things come, Hilo harbor' will be of
a size and efficiency to put Honor
lulu in the shade; and when the
two railroads are finished through
Puna and into Koliala, Honolulu
will not be in it as shipping base.
"IuOlaa one thing that impressed
me very much was the condition of
the homesteads. Many of these that
were taken up years ago have been
abandoned for a long time, end have
gone to waste and ruin. The per
sons taking them up failed in coffee
and most of them left the country
in disgust. It seems to me that the
raspberry could be made to pay on
these lauds, as the plant flourishes
all over that part of the country.
With suitable act cage and a factory,
the Islands could be supplied with
the finest kind of jams from there
and a market probably created in
California. The raspberry there is
perennial, bearing the year round,
so that the factory would be able to
"While on the subject of these
abandoned homesteads I wish to
speak of the necessity of putting
them to some use. They have been,
lying idle for years, aud there is no
prospect of them ever being utilized
by the parties originally taking
jthem up. Is it businesslike or fair
to the community to allow them to '
remain unoccupied aud uuproduc-1
tive? I think it is not. There are '
other people waiting who would be
glad to utilize the property. Let
the homesteads be re-selected and
transferred to persons who will im
provethem. I understand that Mr.
Pratt is in favor of reopening these
lauds, aud I believe he is the man
to do thp thing up properly." Independent.
Very Nnrroir Ksciipp.
The flood Thursday of last week
almost resulted in a fatality at the
small bridge four miles out on the
Volcano road. The culvert and
approaches for some distance were
submerged by the torrent of water.
S. Decker and his partner J. F.
Neves were driving home in a one
horse buggy. They started toTdrive
.through the water but when it be
gan to run into the buggy bed they
turned to go back. The horse and
buggy and men went over id a
tangled mass into deep water. The
horse was drowned and the two
men had narrow escapes. Mr.
Decker's legs were entangled in the
lines and every plunge of the frantic
animal dragged him under. He
finally extricated himself and swam
to a guava bush. He then looked
around aud saw his companion
struggling and calling lor help.
After a further struggle in the water
both men succeeded in reaching
terra firma. The horse aud rig be
longed to the City Stables.
It was only a few moments be
fore or after this accident that a
driver for the Volcano Stables came
through with a four horse team.
He gave his horses free rein and
they kept to the grade and the
center of the culvert, while the
wagon careened around like the
NINE MONTHS HENCE.
Will Warrants for Uorernmpiit
Expense lie Vald.
Honolulu, Feb. ii.-j-AU Govern
ment warrants under the account
of current expenses, which are now
being registered owing to the pres
ent financial stringency, will run
until November next before they are
converted into cash.
Treasurer Kepoikai stated this af
ternoon that this course would have
to be pursued in order to safely guide
the local ship of finance through the
ruffled waters of hard times.
In November something over one
million dollars will flow into the Ter
ritorial treasury from taxes. At
that time, about the 20th of the
month, registered current expense
warrants will be taken up.
Salary warrants arc not affected
by this arrangement. These are
being cashed and will continue to
be cashed right along as funds on
hand will permit, there being little
or no delay iu the conversion of
these obligations. ,
When the time approaches for
the payment of the current expense
warrants now piling up, month by
month, there will be an appreciable
hole made iu the million dollars
and odd coming iu through taxes.
It was only a few days ago that
Treasurer Kepoikai sent out letters
of warning to the heads of the var
ious departments, urging them not
to incur any more expense than was
absolutely necessary in current
Governor Carter has been com
municated with in regard to the
best method of procedure in regard
to public works now under way, iu
view of Kepoikai's note and the
facts pointed out therein. 1
Superintendent of Public Works
Holloway, as previously stated, has
withdrawn laborers from the roads,
primarily to handle work occasioned
by the storm aud. incidentally, to
await word from the Governor as to
whether these forces shall return to
work or quit for the present.
not forget that this year my line of
Fine Cut Glass
IS SUPERIOR to any ever shown iu
Hilo ... In buying I have, selected desira
ble and artistic pieces only.
It is uuncsessary to remind the public
that my stock of
Is equal to any shown in the Islands.
Jewe 1 ry
I can satisfy the highest critics.
For elegant goods call on
J. D. Kennedy
Front Street, Hilo
HILO MERC 1LE CO.
. Sucking Pigs.
ROBERT INNES LILLIE
Rxporler of Island l'roducc.
Hooks Kept mid Audited.
Room 1, Spreckels' Ulock, - Hilo
At the annual mettiug of shareholders
iu the HILO I5LKCTRIC LIGHT CO.,
LTD.. held Janunry 30, 1904, the follow
ing officers were elected to serve for the
John A. Scott, President.
C. C. Kennedy, Vice-Presieent,
V. T. Balding, Secretary.
N. C. Wlllfong, Trensurer.
R. T. Guard, Auditor.
V. II. Shipiunu, A. II. Jackson,
J. V. Mason.
V. T. BALDING, Secretary.
Hilo, I'ehruary 4, 1004. !4-3t
Washington, Feb. 13 The State
Department Ins addressed a note to
Russia, asking for an explanation
of the detention of the steamer Ple
iades at Port Arthur. The San
Francisco Guide gives the Pleiades
as a 2, 932-ton steamer under the
command of Captain Purington,
which sailed from Pugel Sound for
Hongkong on January 2.
We have added a Starr
Oval and Circle Machine
to onr Framing Depart
ment ... Over one hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried in stock
Wall, Nichols Co.
Plant 11 Supplies
P. O. Box 94
ter" Knives and Hoes
Complete Line of Groceries
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail SS. Co.
Steamers of the above line running in connection with the Caundinn l'nclflc Rail
way Company, 11. C, and Sydney, N. S. , and calling at Victoria, II, C, Honolulu,
Suvu and Brisbane, Q.; are duo at Honolulu on or about the dates below
From Vancouver and Victoria B.C. From Sydney, Brisbane (Q). '
For Brisbane, Q., and Sydney: lfor Victoria and Vancouver, II. C:
MIOWRRA MARCH u MOAN. MARCH 16
M0ANA APRIL 9 AORANGI APRIL 6
A0RANGI MAY 7 ! MI0WRRA MAY 4
The magnificent new service, the "Imperial Limited," is now running dally
BKTWREN VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL, making the run iu 100 hours,
without change. The finest railway service iu the world.
Through tickets .ssucd from Honolulu to Canada, United States and Europe
For freight and passage, aud all general information, apply to
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., Cen'l Agts.