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POIIMSHKD KVKRV FRIDAY.
W. C. Cook - - Kditor
FOURTH CIRCUIT SOLID.
"On, what a fall was there, my
THE RIFT WITHIN.
That the big Island of Hawaii s
not to be honored by having a rep
resentative at the National Conven
tion is a disappointment that will be
keenly felt by every honest Repub
lican in this section of the Terri
tory. The reason for this disap
pointment may be found in the one
It has been shown that any pur
veyor of platitudes who can screw
the pegs of his courage sufficiently
high to enable him to address a ten
cent precinct club is immediately
hoisted upon a pedestal, ard finds a
streel of unreasoning followers
trailing at his heels. The fulsome
flatteries and senseless adulation of
his adherents inflates his brain to
such an extent that he (in the imag
ination of his heart) becomes a
modern Hector upon whose wisdom
and prowess the success of the day
With such political tyros as these
in the field, flaunting the banner of
"make or break," and arrayed
against such sturdy campaigners as
Alex Robertson, Billy Hoogs and
our genial "Jack" Atkinson, is it
any wonder that we should find
ourselves once again"flim flammed"
into the regions of obscurity.
The practical banana farmer will
look forward with keen inrerest for
the result of the series of experi
ments now being made by the mem
bers of the Hilo Agricultural So
ciety. Only by carefully consider
ing local conditions and closely
watching the effect of sun, soil,
moisture, fertilizer and other ele
ments, will satisfactory results be
obtained, which can hereafter be
used as a guide for banana cultiva
tion. Methods of culture of bananas
differ probably as widely in different
localities as in the treatment of cane
or other fruits to suit peculiar con
ditions of climate and environment
elsewhere. When a general outline
of care and cultivation can be
prescribed or accepted as a rule of
conduct in banana farming in these
islands, there will be less liability
of failure and more satisfactory
results obtained. When the banana
output from Hawaii increases
sufficiently to materially effect the
market, Hilo growers will be in a
position to demand better prices for
their products and a reduction of
freight rates. Only by concerted
action, however, can any worthy
object be attained, and the effort of
the Hilo Agricultural Society is in
the right direction and in a praise
Tiik petition now in circulation
among our citizens that a "Hilo"
man be appointed Judge of the
Fourth Circuit, meets with the ap
proval of all broad minded people.
That such an honor will be con
ferred upon a "Hilo" man in the
person of Judge Little can hardly
be questioned; notwithstanding the
fact that the Parson's-Smith combi
nation are bending every effort and
concentrating all their little power
and pull to prevent it. That a
coterie of renegades, who openly
supported certain Home Rule can
didates, thereby defeating the Re
publican ticket during the last cam
paign, will be allowed to control
the Judiciary, is quite beyond belief.
Judge Gilbert P. Little, whose
term 0 office as Judge of this Cir
cuit will soon expire, has the very
laudable ambition to succeed him
self. It is a source of gratification
to us, a privilege and a pleasure, to
note the record which the Judge
has made, as a citizen, lawyer and
Judge Little has lived in Hilo for
nearly ten years. As plain "lawyer
Little" he was recognized as the
leading attorney in the Fourth Cir
cuit and of the Island of Hawaii,
and held a prominent position as
one of the foremost lawyers of the
Territory. Our people know him,
know his character and attainments,
and respect his standing as a citi
zen, as a gentleman and a judge.
He has been a consistent, conscien
tious and fearless judge, and the
end of his four years' term finds
him with a record of exceptional
merit in point of business transacted
and cases confirmed on appeal. Of
nearly 2000 appealable judgments,
orders and decrees which have is
sued from his Court during his in
cumbency less than fifty have been
appealed to the higher tribunal, and
in more than half of these he has
been sustained. In no instance
has he been reversed in a criminal
case. The cases where a difference
of opinion has arisen have largely
grown out of the peculiarly trying
situation incident to the formative
perio4 of this Territory. Besides
keeping his own calendar clear,
and all work up to date, he has
held oue term of court for Judge
Hardv in the Fifth Circuit. He
sat for several weeks in the First
Circuit (Honolulu), during the ab
sence of Judge. Humphreys in
Washington, and on the Territorial
Supreme bench in several cases dur
ing the absence of Chief Justice
In every instance, and in all
cases he has given eminent satisfac
tion. The result is that he"has
now practically the unanimous en
dorsement of the people for reap
pointment. All our citizens, with
out regard to race or social status,
have testified to his honest and
capable administration as judge,
and to his firmness and promptness
in the transaction of public business.
Each citizen asks for his re-appointment,
and the Tribune feels
that it is not speaking derogatorily
of any former judge of this circuit,
nor, indeed, of any other circuit
judge in this Territory, in saying
that Judge Little is the best and
ablest judge this circuit has ever
had, and stands as the peer of any
judtje within the Territory today.
With such a record it is not diffi
cult to see why he has the endorse
ment of the majority of the clergy,
the moneyed interests and the bar
of his district. The Tridunk has
too much faith in the sound judg
ment of President Roosevelt and
Attorney-General Knox to believe
that they would for an instant listen
to the recommendation of Honolulu
attorneys or permit themselves to
be imposed upon by the small fac
tion that is endeavoring to discredit
the honorable standing of Judge
Little. The people of the Fourth
Circuit want Judge Little and look
forward with every confidence to
cess, whV' shotllil hot the" Territory
permit thfc manufacture of alcohol
and nlcollolic liquors from the
available products now going to
waste and authorize local capital to
engage in competition with other
States and Territories. There are
numerous waste products of the
sugar mills and fruits farms which
could be utilized in the manufacture
of alcoholic spirits and be made to
afford a source of revenue to the
Territory. Manufacturing enter
prises of this character would afford
occupation for an army of unemploy
ed and at the same time increase
the taxable property of the commun
ity. Such a law permitting the
distilling of liquors would not in
crease drunkenness, but would retain
within the Territory revenue which
now finds its way to points outside.
Apparently the "machine"
needed a better quality of lubricat
ing oil than the Smith brand, else it
would not have clogged.
honso ys. Sensibility.
The friends of baseball, In the lan
guage of the diamond, scored an "In
nine" npainst the opposition at the Doard
of Trade meeting.1
In these strenuous times of politics,
weddings and engagements, the girl who
hesitates Is left at the bitching post.
It is said "every doir has his dav." and
now some one has the impudence to in
quire to which particular "Fido" does
We arc all convinced of the righteous
ness and reasonableness oftthc majority
rule when we happen to belong to the
majority. Crankisms. ,
Bradstrcet finds that 84 per cent, of the
merchants who failed last year did not
advertise in the newspapers.
Wc recommend the purchase of an
overcoat or a Smith sheepskin by the
"nachur man" before his contemplated
trip to the Volcano.
The following advertisement recently
appeared In an English newspaper:
"Wanted, by a respectable girl, her pas
sage to New' York, willing to take care of
children and a good sailor."
It Is to be hoped the proximity to
Chinatown will not transform Hilo's only
park into a scene for an oriental german.
A Hilo lady got her'1 litllb sou to help
her kill a chicken. She laid the chicken's
neck on a block, then tightly closed her
eyes; the boy took tne Hatchet, Uglitl
closed his eyes, ntul nearly chopped
mother's wedding ring on.
Apparently the inmates of Sheriff An
drews' boarding house are becoming dis
satisfied with the hotel accommodations
afforded by that Institution.
Alexander Young, gardner,. was so im
pressed with the magnitude of park plans
and diminutiveuess of area, that he
Sromptlv rolled up his landscapes and
The aerial gardens on Bridge Street
remain undisturbed and with the resump
tion of rain, a fine sod of grass may soon
be expected to pave that attenuated
We hear of "peanut" men in politics,
but as a business euterprisethere appears
to be a small army of men looking lor the
opportunity. Over 500 applications have
been made for concessions for the sale of
peanuts at the St. Louis Exposition.
"Smithvillc" continues to blossom as
the rose, but such a "rising" by any other
name would smell as sweet.
Says the Chicago Post: Labor unions
put a Penalty on thrift and a premium 011
shiftlessuess. The man who saves has to
pay himself for time lost during a strike
at the order of the union, and the man
who doesn't save, gets the help. The
idea prevails that members of the union
might as well spend their money while
they can net some personal advantage
out of it, and then during a strike come
in on even terms with others for strike
benefits. . .
Dons anybody beside the Hilo
Road Board know why thevork of
grading and macadamizing the ap
proaches to the new bridge is not
completed? The work was started
with such commendable enterprise
and energy that the public were be
ginning to congratulate them
selves on being able to use this
newly-constructed bridge and open
up a much-needed thoroughfnre.
SOURCES OF REVENUE.
To add to the revenue of the
Territory, which is now a subject
of considerably worry, we must add
to our sources of revenue. If the
Governor is really desirous of in
creasing Territorial revenues let
him signify an intention not to veto
bills looking to the manufacture of
spirits. However detrimental the
drink habit may be, whether brewed
at home or abroad, those who in
dulge in alcoholic beverages will
satisfy their own tastes. Large
sums of money annually go to the
United States and other countries
for alcoholic products which could
quite as readily be manufactured
here. The Territorial government
partly met this condition by grant
ing to a local Brewery Company
the privilege of making malt liquor,
the license for the operation of
which materially adds to the revenue
of the Territory.
If that experiment proved a sue-
Would Nnmo Hilo's I'nrk.
Kealawaa presented a resolution
in the House on Monday providing
for naming the public park at Hilo
"Mooheau" park and authorizing
the Superintendent of Public Works
to put the change into effect.
Admiral Beckley whose ancestral
name is "Mooheau" sat at the side
of the speaker while the aves and
noes were being called, and only
Greenwell and-Lewis had sufficient
nerve to oppose the Admiral's
The House subsequently inform
ed the Senate by message that it
had passed a joint resolution, de
signating the public park at Hilo,
as "Mooheau Park," to perpetuate
the name of a prominent
"heridatary" chief of Hilo.
Mr. McCaudless moved to amend
the resolution by naming the park
"Brown" in honor of its senatorial
Mr. Paris moved it be left to the
citizens of Hilo, but withdrew his
Mr. Achi moved the resolution
be laid on the table, which carried
with six votes.
Admiral Beckley reports the pas
sage of the resolution, in the Senate
Tuesday morning prior lo the de
parture of the Kiuau.
Subscribe ft.r the TitliiUNK, Island null
Hold Annual UurIiioks Meeting 11 ml
Social nt Foreign Church.
The Woman's Board of Hilo held Iti
annual meeting in the Foreign Church
pajlar last Tuesday afternoon.
The society is avowedly n benevolent
one. Its funds arc at present plcdgedor
the Hilo Free Kindergarten and the Jap
anese Mission. The ladles would be
glad to raise more money In order to aid,
even In but small sums, n number of
other worthy objects In and about town.
The meeting on Tuesday was opened
by the president, Mrs. Shields, with brief
devotional exercises. Then followed the
election of officers: Mrs. Shields, presi
dent; Miss C. Potter, assistant; Mrs. Sev
erance, treasurer; Miss Coan, secretary.
Interesting reports followed. Miss
Severance read Mr. Valium's. The
Woman's Board contributions arc just
now used towards the salary of Mr. Sato,
a trained Japanese teacher who takes
kindergarten pupils at Waiakea two
hours in the morning, and receive others
after their release at 2 o'clock from the
Government schools, "and he has good
experience to educate the children."
The desire of the parents is that they
have instruction for a short time daily in
their own language 111 a Christian school.
The Budhists have a similar school or
schools. To quote again, "He is sacri
ficing himself 10 the work. His definite
salary is $8 a mouth only. Some oue is
giving a utile Help to mm occasionally."
.Miss bumucr gave a bright little talk
about the Hilo l'rec Kindergarten. She
told of their various excursions, of the
celebration of each birthday (70 or more
a year), of their house cleaning days
when all the pictures come down, only
the children's favorites being reining, and
new ones replace those in disfavor. The
Tribune othec has kindly contributed
paper for mounting pictures. Mr. Shaw
has given a few simple remedies for their
childish ailments (principally bangs and
bruises, etc.). Miss Sumner's most
amusing tale was of the pertinent appli
cation the children make of certain
proverbs and maxims they learn in
school. Does a garment show a long rip
in a scam, "A stitch in time saves nine,"
pipes some tiny tot; has the boy lost his
hat, his comrade's consoling remark is,
"A place for everything, ami everything
in its place."
The Waiakea sewing school, begun by
Mrs. Abbey, has for years been u useful
factor in educating and refining the girls
of that locality. Its popularity extended
to the other sex us well, and the boys'
school, where they actually manufactured
their own garments, was dropped but a
few mouths since for lack of teachers.
Mrs. Shaw, for the sewing school, pre
sented a cheerful report. At present at
least, they are in funds though not infre
quently rather hard up. Material to com
plete in six months two dozen or more
garments for pretty well grown damsels,
and commence a number more, costs
money. Mrs. Shaw's thanks for dona
tions were bestowed on Messrs. Furneatix,
Haworth and Kennedy and Miss Wight.
In March the finances of the school were,
discussed in the Woman's Board, and
although society funds could not be
spared, $9 was then and there raised from
private purse. In April the Foreign
Sunday School made an Easter gift of $5.
Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. McTug
gart form the committee on that work.
The report says the girls sew very well,
but they do luck teachers.
Mrs. Shields' "Plea" immediately fol
lowing, quoting her text from Scripture,
"Help those women which labored with
me in the gospel," was apt and to the
The annual report of the Woman's
Board secretary summed up, as usual, the
year's work, itemizing a little on occa
sions of special interest; and remember
lug our iormcr president, Mrs. Nash,
with a word of appreciative farewell,
welcomed the new one with hearty greet
ing. The treasurer's report was naturally
accompanied by an appeal for renewed
and increased membership and liberal
contributions. The society barely gets
through the year without debt.
The afternoon closed by a charming
song from Miss Liliuoe Hapai, followed
by an attractive tea, with daintily ap
pointed tables, the ladies chatting in ani
mated groups till evening appeared.
Nineteen ladies joined the society, ten
more promised to join. All carried away
at least a curd decorated with a fresh
pansy "for thought" about the next
meeting, May 17,
H. P. COAN,
Whooping Cough if neglected,
leads to more serious diseases.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will
keep the cough loose, allay the irri
tation and counteract any tendency
toward pneumonia. It always cures
and cures quickly. The Hilo Drug
Store sells it.
Beat Selling Out Prices
THE GLOBE CLOTHING COMPANY
Has marked down everything in their store
San Francisco Wholesale Notch
We supply you with the latest styles and
best makes of
Than were ever before offered in Hawaii
FINEST LINE OF
RAIN COATS and
COMPLETE STOCK OF
CAPS AND STRAW HATS
ONE CALL WILL PROVE OUR CLAIM
The Globe Clothing Co.
For the Spring and Summer of
L. Turner Co.
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C. M. COOKF,, President.
K. F. HISHOP, Treasurer.
O. H. ROHKRTSON, Auditor
K. 1). TFNNF.Y, VircPiesident.
J. WATRRIIOUSK, Secreturv.
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