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THE WEEKLY IHIO TRMUNK, Mlt,0, HAWAII, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1904.
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MAY 6, 1904.
Kntcieri at the Postoffice at Hllo, lln
wait, as second-class matter
l'UIIMSIIKtl HVHKV fKHMV.
C. Cook - - Kditot
Judge Little, in a communication
which appears in this issue of the
Tkihunk, intimates that he has re
tired from the light for the Judge
ship, and states his reasons for so
doing. The name of Homer L.
Ross as a candidate will meet with
the approval of all classes.
He is a "Hiloitc," and his candi
dacy minimizes the danger and the
injustice of having a Honolulu man
appointed to preside over the Fourth
We believe that the appointment
of Mr. Ross would be a strong fac
tor in the promotion of liarmony
among the Republicans of this dis
trict, and trust that honors may be
conferred upon those only to whom
honon are really due.
The thin skinned politician who
cannot bear criticism should "retire
to the rear, take a seat, and rest
for a space."
.Notwithstanding the resentment
of the delegate from the third pre
cinct the fact remains that by some
hocus pocus art the Island of Ha
waii came down with a resounding
thud during the late Convention,
and that the delegates from Kauai,
Maui and Oahu arc still howling
with glee over the discomfiture of
the "strong man," who imagined
that he had the power to deprive
them of a fair share of conventional
honors. The insinuation that there
was any "deal" in which the Gov
ernor might be implicated is child
ish and purile. Mr. Smith had
not been in Honolulu twenty-four
hours before the shrewder hands
had caught the "lay" of his land,
and had so criss-crossed his furrows
with promises that the poor political
ploughman really did not know
whether he was ueadinc: east or
west. He should pursue his studies
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRIES.
A great deal can be said on the
other side of the question by those
who do not "buy at home." It
may be asserted and with a mod
icum of truth, that island store
keepers seek'to obtain Higher prof
its than prevail at the coast and
also that the same class of goods
may be obtained nt San Francisco
or elsewhere on the mainland at
less cost than the same articles are
The reason for this is easily ex
plained by the additional cost of
transportation, the high price of
labor and the increased expense of
handling merchandise on the isl
ands. A merchant in fixing on a
selling price for his wares must
need consider these items of ex
pense, and if buyers who order by
mail would stop to honestly look
into the reasons for the slight ad
vance in prices they would readily
see the local tradesman is not
making an exhorbilaut profit. To
be sure, it is not impobable that
some dealers failing to realize the
annexation of the islands to the
United States have changed market
conditions in the islands: continue
to hold up the high prices prevail
- However, such short sighted
merchants will too soon discover
the must meet the prices of com
peting establishments, and will put
a price on their goods which is
reasonable to the consumer and
make a fair profit to the dealer.
The quagmire at the approach to
the new iton bridge on Bridge
Street is an eyesore and disgrace to
anv community. Any other well
reirulated city would not
would not tolerate
such a state of affairs, when theie
is funds and a chain gang to do the
Among the other names mention
ed, we do not see that of "Crescent
Park," which is both appropriate
and suitable. A glance at the map
suggests that Hllo IS preeminently
the Lresceilt Lily 01 tue isianus.
A DAD MAN.
In furtherance of its endeavor to
put n factionalist on the Fourth
Circuit bench, the Advertiser has
produced the record of a row be
tween Judge Little and a partner
of his while residing in the North
west. It is first class evidence of
how lawyers can show their love
for one another when they get
started The galaxy of charges
contained in this document and the
alleged Grand Army, irregularity
arc matters which Little alone can
answer and presumably will.
Thurston has had one memorable
experience with making profligate
charges but signally failing tb
make them good. In all the
hammering to which Little has
been subjected it is notable that
during his career in this Territory,
as a citizen and official this "bad
man" has carried himself above re
proach. It would be remarkable
if all that is said of his past were
true. Honolulu Bulletin, April 26.
THE SAME THING.
The inside workings of the re
cent republican convention at
Honolulu are coming to the sur
face, and one can now get a very
clear view of the whole field of
battle. The delegates from Hawaii
were a unit in the hands of Carl
Smith who is seeking the nomina
tion as Circuit Judge at Hilo.
Naturally Mr. Smith found it to
his interest to stand in with the ad
ministration, which will probably
dictate the nomination for the Hilo
judgeship. Relying on the prom
ise of Secretary Atkinson, on be
half of the administration, to hand
over a solid forty votes from Oahu,
the Hawaii delegation consisting of
thirty-three solid votes would have
made a total of seventy-three votes,
a majority of the convention, and
Mr. Smith naturally believed that
he held the nomination of delegates
to the Chicago convention in the
hollow of his hand. So notwith
standing the earnest protests of
Maui and Kauai, he simply refused
to listen to them or to consider any
rights they had to representation.
So far so good, and if his plans had
carried, Maui and Kauai would
have been shut out. But on a
showdown, Atkinson failed to de
liver the goods and only controlled
twenty-three votes. Smith thus
sacrificed Hawaii's chances to his
own personal ambition, and now it
only remains to be seen if he re
ceives his thirty pieces of silver in
the form of a nomination to the
Hilo Judgeship. Maui News.
hciisc vs. Sensibility.
It's nice to love,
Hut oh, how bitter,
To love n irl
nil ilicti not git her.
Now that Congress has ndjouneil, the
President will probably be able to devote
alt of his time to the Hilo judgeship.
When juveniles play with big guns,
they must expect to nurse injuries re
ceived from the kick.
The Japanese proverb for our common
phruse about edged tools and cut fingers,
is "F.veu a monkey sometimes falls out
of a tree."
Now that the Waiuaku boulevard is
about completed, we are led to believe
the Hilo Road Hoard will turn its atten
tion to much needed improvements else
where. Some of the modest young men are
fearful lest they may draw a blank In the
distribution of lunch baskets at the
Cotillion Club dance this evening.
Swimming parties arc becoming the
vogue in Hilo, with the swimming fen.
lure left out.
When it comes to the selection of
Judge Little's successor, there will be
numerous other judicial ambitions lurk
ing 'ueatli closely buttoned coats.
following official precedent in the
personal use of government funds with
out authorization, is apt to prove disas
trous to the novitiate, even though the
other sinners escape.
The noisy clamor of the Honolulu
Hand boys to go to the St. Louie Fair Is
a discordant note in the otherwise usual
harmony of Kappelmeister Merger's
For the benefit of those people who
want to know how to pronounce St.
I i0uis, we wouM say, If you come from
Missouri, pronounce it "St. Iooiss"; If
you don't, then call It "St. J.ooey."
That's what n Missouri democrat in Hilo
tells us, and he ought to know.
Oh, yes, he's a social leader. He
maintains that if a man is smoking while
1 walking down the street with a lady, the
cj,,ur stiould always be in the side of the
mount lunnesi removeu irum me muy
JUIH1K MTTI.K WITIIIMIAWH.
Will Not Permit Ills Candidacy to
Chambers Circuit Court,
1 1 11,0, May 4, 1903.
EniTOR H11.0 Tuiiiunh,
My Dkar Si k: After four years
of successful administration as judge
of this circuit, it is most gratifying
to see the steadfast devotion mid
feel the unanimous detenu iiuitfyn of 1
my fellow citizens who represent
the best we have in staudiiig'nud
property over whom my court pre
sides, to insist on my reappointment
as judge of this circuit. I have
wntched the progress of affairs in
this Territory during my residence
here with some degree of interest,
especially since we became a Terri
tory, and am deeply interested in
our future prosperity, and while the
judicial office is not in a sense a po
litical one, yet the selection of a
judge is in a measure political in
its signification. Viewing it in that
light, I consider myself too good a
republican to stand any longer in
the way of the selection of some
gentleman of the bar of this Court
other than myself, or to have my
friends any further importune the
President or Attorney General in
my behalf for the position, which
political necessity and the unifica
tion of the party may require to be
given to some one else.
I have, therefore, concluded to
withdraw my name froip further
consideration at this time, or in this
connection, and in order that no
mistake may be made in the selec
tion of my successor, I ask all my
friends to use all honorable means
to secure the appointment of Homer
L. Ross of this city. Mr. Ross will
be as oil 011 the troubled waters and
be a most worthy successor.
I take this occasion to thank not
in words merely formal, but with
deep sincerely, all my friends, per
sonal and the press, which sup
ported me. I shall during the com
ing years endeavor to merit your
continued support and good wishes.
Very truly yours,
GILBERT F. LITTLE.
Delegate Kuhlo Urges Immediate
Construction of Same.
Dear Sir: I desire again to call
your attention to House Bill 11,038,
for the survey and estimate for the
construction of Breakwater for pro
tection of the Harbor at Hilo, Is
land of Hawaii, and Territory of
The harbor nt Hilo is practically
an open roadstead, with ample depth
of water for vessels of the largest
draught, but sadly in need of pro
tection by a Breakwater from the
ocean to Cocoatiut Island.
Vessels lying in this harbor are
liable at any moment to be caught
in a northeast or northern tempest,
in which case they are compelled to
cut loose and get out to sea or be in
great danger of being thrown upon
the reef, the harbor being absolutely
Owing to the heavy swells over
this reef, it's practically impossible
nt all times to laud passengers, cargo
or even mail at wharves, and the
same have to be taken on shore in
small boats attended with great
difficulty and with considerable
damage (o cargo and mails, by
reason of small boats being unable
to live in the swells.
This measure is imperative and
should receive immediate attention.
The Island of Hawaii contains 4,015
square miles, and has a population
of about 60,000. The City of Hilo,
the only city of the island, has a
population upwards of 15,000, and
constantly on the increase. It is
the outlet and shipping point for all
sugar plantations, stock ranches
and products of the island. It is
the terminus of island railway lines,
and has steamer and sailing vessel
connection with Honolulu, San
Francisco and New York.
Vessels are compelled to lay for
days, sometimes almost weeks,
unable to land or take on cargo by
reason of the heavy swells, and
small boats taking mail to and from
the steamers very frequently are
overturned and capsized, mails go
ing to the bottom and either lost or
brought up by the divers.
The whole bay is open and north-
east winds blowing over tills reef
form such a heavy swell that vessels
arc unable to lie in the harbor and
arc compelled to go to sea.
I desire to secure the appropria
tion f(.r this survey at this session.
Considerable testimony was taken
before the Hawaiian Commission
investigating Island matters, touch
ing the need of this Breakwater at
Hilo, and immediate legislation was
recommended by them.
Hilo in the near future will be n
very important shipping port 'for
the tcasou that the distance from
'Frisco to Oriental, Pliillippine and
Australian ports is considerably
over 200 miles shorter via Hilo
than by way of Honolulu, and
with the construction of the Pana
ma Canal, it being more southern
than Honolulu, the distance via
Hilo will still be considerably less
ened. The harbor is lame, and
amply able to accommodate a large
number of vessels, being very con
siderably larger than that of Hono
lulu. With this protection given to the
Harbor of Hilo, within the period
of the next ten years the City of
Hilo will unquestionably increase
its population to upwards of 50,000,
and its shipping many fold.
The Island of Hawaii, being less
developed and containing greater
possibilities for agriculture than
any of the other islands of the
group, should receive more than
Thanking you for an early reply,
(Signed) J. KALANIANAOLE.
Mr. Burton, chairman of the
Rivers and Harbors Committee,
wrote a very encouraging reply,
stating that he intended to take up
the case of the harbors at Honolulu
and Hilo as soon as Congress as
sembles again next session and
that he felt favorably disposed to
wards some action for improvi ng
The Delegate is aware that pro
gress in matters of legislation is
necessarily slow, but nevertheless
feels very much encouraged at
tvhat Congressmen tell him they
are willing to do, as soon as there
comes a session where they are per
mitted to enact some legislation.
The present session has been one
of the least possible legislation, be
cause of the approach of the pre
sidential campaign and the desire
to keep expenses down to the
lowest' possible figure.
Russian Battleship Stranded.
St. Petersburg, May 3. The
new battleship Orel is stranded in
the Neva on a sandbank.
The Orel is one of the five larg
est and most powerful battleships
of the Russian navy, being a vessel
of 13,566 tons, having heavy arm
ament and being armored under
her waterline as a protectior again
st torpedo boat attacks.
St. Petersburg, April 27. The
Government will double track the
Siberian railroad. It is estimated
that the work will require eighteen
Paris, April 27. An uncon
firmed report from Vladivostok
says that the Russian squadron has
sunk four Japanese transports
carrying 4000 men.
1'IihI Foreign Church.
Sabbath services, May 8, 1904: Morn
ing sermon "Ministering Spirits," Heb
1:14. The union meeting at the Haili
Church will take the pluce of the regular
The Democrats of Hilo will meet nt
Waiakea next Friday evening, also at
Co. D. armory on Saturday evening, for
the purpose of effecting permanent or
A donkey once dropped into a mer
chant's store, and when the proprietor
demanded the reason for his being there,
the nnima'l replied: "I recognized you to
be a donkey, otherwise you would not
have pul your advertisement 011 the
fence that surrounds my pasture but
would place your advertisement in the
newspaper, where it can be read by
people and not donkeys. I thought I
would be neighborly nud make a frat
ernal call." Moral: Don't be a donkey.
Those favorite cigars, the I.iederkranz,
have just been received in fine order by
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