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THfl WEEKLY HItO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, MARCH it, 1904.
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FRIDAY, - MARCH 11, 1904.
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L. W. Haworth - - Editor.
ORGANIZE FOR HILO.
The meeting tonight to organize
an association to look out for the
welfare of Ililo is an important one.
It should be attended by all who
feel an interest in developing Hilo
along all lines. Concerted work
will do much for this place. The
fact that Hilo has so many natural
advantages is in itself an argument
in favor of the development of these
advantages by unified and concen
One of the first questions that
will arise will be the scope of the
organization to be formed tonight,
and the limits of its membership.
Whether it is best to have an or
ganization composed solely of the
mercantile class, whose work shall
be supplemented by such organiza
tions as the Hilo Agricultural So
ciety and other organizations or
whether one association comprising
business and professional men of
all lines would be most effectual,
will be one of the first important
things to consider. The movement
is one of great importance to the
community and should have the
carefully considered support of
Wiiilk the W. H. Talbott is un
loading coal, the shipping public is
realizing some of the disadvantages
which come from having no deputy
collector at this port. Collector J.
Castle Ridgway's presence is re
quired from 7 a. m. to 5 p. m. each
day at the.railroad dock at Waia-
Kca, wnere ne is weigmug me cargo
as it is unloaded. This leaves no
one in the customs office to make
out clearance papers during the
day: This week therefore the ba
nana shippers and sugar shippers
have had unusual difficulty in get
ting their papers made out. The
department should furnish the Hilo
office with a deputy for such emer-ceucies.
A PRODUJM that a Hilo Chamber
of Commerce could aid materially
in bringing to a solution is the har
bor question. The Federal author
ities seem to have been going it
blind at Pearl harbor, according to
Captain Rodman's testimony. The
advantages of Hilo's roadstead have
not been sufficiently exploited, and
it would fall to such an organiza
tion as proposed to marshal all the
facts obtainable and to file them
where such information is needed
and where it will do the most good
Having seeded a very large field
to the wind dnr ng the past ten
years, the government of these
Islands is now marshaling its bar
vestcrs to reap a flourishing whirl
wind crop. The seed sowers were
the administering coterie who have
manipulated the throttle and the
rudder since the day Queen Liliuo
kalani retired to private life. Dur
ing this time there has been on the
one hand a prosperous main indus
try, yielding up without murmur
the plenteous sinews demanded by
a profligate administration. On the
other hand, patiently biding its
time, there waited the majority
vote, which, compared with the in
dustrial class, may be called the
landless, homeless majority, Be
tween these two classes swe have
had the rampant office Xholding
class reveling in the fat extracted
from Island wealth, and during the
past four years doing its utmost to
discredit the emerging majority.
The policy' of the administration
since June 14, 1900, has all but
shattered the credit of the Territory.
Its warrants of today may be had
at a discount of from ten to twenty
five per cent. During his nearly
four years incumbency as governor,
Mr. Dole did not make one single
move to reduce expenses or increase
the revenue. He was void of thS
commonest business sense, the
quality most in demand during the
years he was at the helm. He dis
played no single instance of the or
dinary managerial ability required
of the head of every plantation.
When he was not drifting, he was
making matters worse by widening
breaches between the executive leg
islative'and judicial branches. His
was an administration of self de
fense, while the public business
driited to the dogs. During the
whole time the office holding co
terie looked to their interests as
office holders rather than to the
business of the Territory.
Alter four years of this playing
with responsibilities, the machine
was laid down by Governor Dole to
be taken up by Goveruor Carter.
Governor Carter has started out
under signs that auger well for the
Territory. He has stripped the
administration of public business of
all mystery. ' What is going on is
going on in the open. He has
turned from the office holders to the
people for his inspiration. This
THE HILO POSTOFFICE.
For the purpose ot keeping his
tory straight It is proper to chron
icle the fact that the Hilo postofficc
is an institution that is running' as
smoothe and efficiently and quietly
as an electric motor. Under the
energetic direction of Postmaster
W. I. Madeira and his corps of
loyal assistants, it is doubtful if
there is an office anywhere in the
country that can beat its record for
general satisfaction to the public.
It has been sometime since a kick
of any kind has been heard against
the postoffice. The only kicks ever
heard were that the postal regula
tions were too strictly enlorccd.
It requires no little sacrifice of
personal comfort on the pari of the
Hilo postoffice force to giv the
public such service as it is now get
ting. Several times within the
past two months, the night owls of
Hilo have seen the whole postofficc
gang hard at work from 1 to 4
o'clock in the morning, sorting a
big Coast mail that arrived after
midnight. These irregular arrivals
are handled with the same hurry
and energy that is given to mails
which are distributed in the day
time, when an impatient throng is
waiting forletters. Officials in
many branches of the public service
can well afford to take lessons in
devotion to duty from Postmaster
W. 'I. Madeira.
policy, persistently and sincerely
pursued will ultimately close the
breach between the executive and
legislative branches of the govern
ment. It will lead to harmonious
work between the two arms of the
public service. All patriots will
aid iu the accomplishment of this
result, the fruits ot which will be a
more efficient and economical ad
ministration of the public business.
Those who are set iu their hearts
When once upon a time Judge to prove the Hawaiian unfit for
Humphreys remotely suggested that self government or unfit to exercise
it might be economy for Hawaii to the right of franchise will do all
become a county in the State of they can to belittle Coveruor Carter
Governor Carter has waded
through the appropriation lists and
designated a number of items he
thinks should be cut out in the in
terests of necessary economy. The
Hilo public does not feel that it can
afford to be deprived of the chemi
cal and hose wagon for which it has
anxiously waited and which is
down on the retrenchment list.
There are further items which
might be cut out, in addition to the
long list suggested by the Governor
and printed on another page. The
heads of departments do scarcely so
much work as the Circuit judges.
The former receive $4,500 per year;
the latter $3,000. Heads of De
partments should stand a cut. If
the domain of the schools is en
tered, the teachers pay should not
be cut. Inspectors could better be
While it may seem a backward
step, yet the militia should godown
before the sickle of grim necessity
rather than hospital doors be closed.
The Organic Act enables the Gov
ernor of Hawaii to call on the
United States forces in the Islands
in case of emergency. Therefore
if danger threatens we will not be
helpless from lack of soldiers.
California the Advertiser turned
black in the face. Now the Adver
tiser vaguely hints that such an
nexation might be well for us.
People with good memories have
noted the latter day tendency of
the Honolulu "Powers" to adopt
ideas, which when suggested by
the Humphreys wing caused gen
uine missionaries to profane the air.
Tiik banana industry is expand
ing rapidly and growers who look
to the future say the day is not far
off when the supply will exceed
transportation facilities. Captain
Matsou has said that he wijl take
the bananas to market if the Hilo
and his efforts, and iu so doing will
prove themselves unfit to participate
in the task of "bearing the white
To vork side by side with the
people and to apply business sense
iu every department of public work,
are the dominant motives of this
administration, if purposes may be
judged from acts.
But a more critical problem
thrusts itself forward at this time.
This problem is the financial condi
tion of the Territory. It is useless
to point out how this problem
would not now be here, had former
public servants grasped the situa
tion four years ago. It is better to
state that fou years from now,
there will be no such problem.
people will grow them. The best
way to provide against a blockade j The legislature, in general harmony
is to keep Captain Matsou accurately 1 with an executive with a purpose,
informed of the possible cuttings ' will adjust expenditures to income
several months iu advance. : or income to expenditures. This
1 could have been done before. But
If the Chamber of Commerce j the executive crowd wanted to
which is to be organized tonight I dom,,,a? the egislative crowd and
,, ,, b 1 prove them incompetents. The
will petition the Customs Collector sjluatj0 m present shows where
at Honolulu for the appointment of 1 the incompetency lay. From the
a deputy in the Hilo office, the ac- past, the present administration has
tion will doubtless be productive of I1" ie" eu a nnancwi status wmen
1 asks that two dollars be made to do
, , , .tttewor
pers this week makes this subject aeVen th
live one. the shoe pinches iu getting out of
. tjjjs unjci jiei thepath to solid finan-
H11.0 has a Game-well police cal ground should be trodden with
alarm system which she would lout flinching. For since the whirl
willingly trade for incidentals for wind must be garnered let it be
the Hire Department. harvested quickly.
Tim subjects to be considered
by a Hilo Chamber of Commerce
or whatever organization may be
set on foot tonight are numerous.
The dismal fact of a closed Hilo
hospital is one of them. The clos
ing of the hospital not only affects
Hilo, but all residents from Puna
to Laupahoehoe arc immensely
concerned. Just now while the
cases of sickness are not numerous
the' matter does uot assume a grave
importance iu the public mind.
But let sickness increase as it
usually does iu the summer mouths
and then the hardship of having a
hospital with locked doors will be
felt. It is a public question of vital
WORLD'S LATEST NEWS. ;
(IIV WIHHI.HSS.) '
Honolulu, Mnrch 10 The Not-1
ley will is sustained by the Supreme
Court, Galbraith dissenting.
Yin Kow, March 8. Another
bombardment of Vladivostok is re-,.
Paris, March 8. The Japanese
Naval Department officially an-,
uounccd that thirteen Russian war 1
ships have been injured since hos
tilities began. I
St. Petersberg, March 8. Prince
I,ouis Bonaparte has been given 1
command of a brigade of Cossacks.
St. Petersburg, March 8 With
in ten days 217,000 Russian troops
will be in Manchuria.
St.' Petersburg, March 7. Seven
Japanese waiships aie reported to
have been seen today maneuvering
at Asuri bay, north of Vladivostok,
in Amur river district.
Tokio, March 7. It is believed
that the Vladivostok squadron is
near the Tuiicri liver, southwest of
Vladivostok along the Korean bor
der. These ships are believed to be
covering the maneuvering troops.
St. Petersburg, March 7. Russia
is increasing her military force north
,of the Yalti river.
Vladivostok, March 7. No seri
ous damage was done by the bom
bardment of this city by the Japa
nese squadron. The Japanese ships
appear to have withdrawn.
Seoul, March 7. The railroad to
Ping Yang is expected to be com
pleted in September. Work on
this road has been rushed with all
possible dispatch. A rush order
for locomotives has recently been
placed in the United States.
Seoul. Mar. 7. A party of Kor
eans soldiers is reported to have
encountered a detachment of Rus
sians. In the encaceiuent which
followed, thirty Russians were
London, March 8 Russian cav
alry are retreating through Kosong
Washington, March 8. The war
in the Orient has caur-d the in
definite postponement of the Red
Cross Congress at Geneva.
Springfield, Ohio, March 8. A
mob broke into jail here today and
lynched a negro prisoner, riddling
his body with bullets.
Honolulu, March '8. Discussion
for and against extra session of
legislature is warm. P. C. Jones
opposes it. He says any mercan
tile firm could run the affairs of this.
Territory for one fourth of what it
Senator Lisle Dickey says there
are two sides to the question, but
that he is opposed to an extra'
Honolulu, March 8. Governor
Carter ha, refused Mr. Gere's re
quest for postponement and Kohala
Ditch will be put up at auction
Beat Selling Out Prices
An kxtra session of the legisla
ture would be worth its cost merely
to settle the question one way or
the other, of whether a Hawaiian
legislature and a Hawaiian execu
tive can work together on business
lines in an emergency.
As SOON as available funds make
it possible the Road Board could
profitably devote some attention to
Church street. The loose stones 011
top should be raked off and the
steam roller used for awhile.
At the election of officers of Kalnni
Lodge of Perfection No. 2, held last Sat
urday, the following were chosen to serve
for the ensuing year: Veil. Master,
Philip Peck: Sen. Warden, Geo. II.
Williams, Juti. Warden, Plorentin Souza;
Orator, John T. Molr; Treasurer, John O.
Kennedy; Secretary, Thos. C, KIdgway.
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