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THE WUHKIA' HILO TUIhUNK, HILO, HAWAII, I-'IUDAY, MAY 13, 1904.
M)c gilo rUnutc.
1' HI DAY,
MAY 13, 1904.
Mulcted ntthc rtmofficc al lliln, lln
walti us second-class matter
ruiiusiir.ti kvkrv krhiav.
W. C. Cook - - lWllor
The Mntii News says that Ililo's
Cnrl Smith hopes to trade to-be-obtained
political strength forjudge-
'shit) honors. The lhilletin has no
knowledge of the pluns of the Gov
ernor but it very much doubts that
1 he will allow his recommendations
1 for office, if he makes any, to be
put up for bids at a political auction.
What the Territory wants is fair
minded, capable, honest judges.
I NO KM OK..I.KMKNT A I'l'KA KEI.
Tint lax methods which hereto
fore have obtained in the Land De-1 Evening Bulletin
partment warrant the placing ol
dcmitics under the heaviest of
bonds. That an employee of the Formpr smIi-AkpiiI llntdnln Explains
Govcrmiieiit should be allowed to I rncllce or li0C11, ,,,, onlre.
hold in his possession thousands of The TRimJNK desireg to f
dollars of public funds, and, if so fntlM111.tl, -,,,,. 1.. .-.
disposed, appropriate the same to
his own personal uses for an indefi
nite period, puts temptation in the
paths of officials, places a premium j
upon crime, and merits the strong-,
est condemn.! ion. That a promis-'
ing youth like W. K. Ragsdale, ,
honored and respected by the whole
communily slioulcl ne sacrificed,
and his reputation besmirched by
merely following in the footsteps of
his predecessors is an event greatly
to be deplored.
Shakstkakk's query as to '
Wlint's in a. name?" has been dis
cussed with much "frequency and j Francisco, occupying a homestead
columns recently with reference to
certain irregularities in the office of
the Sub-Agent of Public Lands at
Hilo, which resulted in the removal
of William K. Rngsdale, ranger.
The cause of Mr. Ragsdalc's
removal was based solely upon
the use of bad judgment
in following a practice which had
been abolished and giving a per
sonal receipt for moneys which
should have been held officially by
the Sub-Agent pending the issuance
of a homesteader's patent. A Por
tuguese by the name of Manuel
freedom" during the last few days,
and the people of Hilo have at last
decided that thcKosoof 'Mooheau"
and the Century Plant of "Crecent
View" or the Internal I.ily of "Hea
venly Grove" possess about the
same value as far as smell goes.
In this instance the name of
Mooheau appears to represent am
bition, political shrewdness, Ha
waiian love for Hawaiian names,
and Hawaiian love, for Hawaiian
lore, mingled with a deep
respect for the prowess and
dignity of departed heroes. To
the humcrist it means a band stand
of more or less value, and con
siderable fuu during the next
Lessiou of the Legislature.
Tin; arguments of our contem
porary relative to the Judgeship are
verv mucu akin to the methods of
the Heathen Chinee they are pe
We fail to see why, when one
candidate withdraws, another
should not be substituted, and we
observe with infinite pleasure that
the Herald is unable to produce
one tittle of evidence, or to make
one single point against the candi.
dacy of Homer L. Ross.
The Herald may not be willing
to acknowledge that the faction
alism now existing in this district
is mainly due to the constant ham
mering, and methods of yellow
journalism pursued by itself and
the Pacific Advertiser, but such is
Judge Little had a perfect right
either to withdraw or to remain in
the fight, as, in accordance with his
own judgement was best for him
self or for the Republican Party.
Having withdrawn, his supporters
do not stultify themselves by taking
up the cudgels in behalf of Mr. Ross
whose qualifications for the position
we believe to emminently superior
to those of Charles F. Parsons, his
opponent, whose treachery to the
.republican party, and open support
of Home Rule candidates led to the
defeat of the republican ticket dur
ing the last campaign.
Judge Little's withdrawal from
the Hilo judgship race is charged
up by the Advertiser to its attacks
tinon him. As a matter of fact
that is about the only thing that
made him enter the contest for
reappointment. His withdrawal in
favor of Homer L. Ross furnishes
the opportunity to give the appoint
ment to an able attorney who has
been free from the factioiiul strug
gles of earlv Territorial days and
for knowledge of the law towers '
head and shoulders above the com-
bination that is making strenuous
efforts to trade a judgeship for its
mess of alleged political pottage.
Judge Little has made a record on
the Hilo bench that reflects honor
upon himself and is a credit to his
country. His endorsement for re
appointment was the strongest that
has ever been given a citizen or offi
cial of Hawaii, coming from men in
all walks of life who, whetlierjudg
at Waikamalo paid to Mr. Rags-
dale the final payment of $453 on
his land, for which sum Mr. Rags
dale gave his personal receipt, in
tending to hold the money until
the patent should be issued. Com
missioner Pratt held this action on
the part of Mr. Ragsdalc in receipt
ing for moneys in his own name, to
be outside of a ranger's official
power and sufficient cause to make
Mr. E. D. Baldwin, when inter
viewed on the subject, said: "Per
sonally I know nothing about the
circumstances which led to Mr.
Ragsdale's removal. Regarding
the custom of receiving and holding
the final payments by homesteaders
until the issuance of patents, I
would say that this has been a
practice countenanced by the Laud
Office since 1895, when the Land
Act took effect. As everyone
knows money once finding its way
into' the Treasury, can be paid back
only by legislative enactment, and
to avoid any difficulties of this
character the custom has grown up
of holding such final payments "on
deposit" until the receipt of the
patents or information of executive
approval when the amount would
be forwarded to the Department.
Only a temporary receipt was given
to the parties thus making payments
and where an application was re
fused, for failure of the homesteader
to live up to all the requirements
or for other reasons, the money
would be returned to the rightful
owner. As Sub-Agent I have held
in this manner very large sums,
which all found their way into the
Treasury or were returned to the
applicants.. When this matter was
brought to the attention of Com
missioner Pratt, on the occasion of
his recent visit, I explained to him
the system, giving him a full state
ment of account, together with all
the moneys I held on deposit,
amounting in the aggregate to $4,-
300 or more.. Mr. Pratt did not ap
prove of this practice and I under
stand, has instructed that all such
payments shall hereafter be for
warded to him at Honolulu where
they will be held subject to his
InlorentliiK Ncuslon II rl1 at Union
The forty-third meeting of the
Hilo Teachers' Union was holfi in
the Hilo Union School on May 6,
President L. C Lyman presiding.
Thcie were fotty teachers present.
Rev. Mr. Shields opened Mhe
exercises with prayer. The minutes
of last meeting were read and ap
proved. The roll call was responded
to by scientific items.
This being the last meeting of
the year Miss Deyo and Mr. C. O.
Smith moved the appointment by
the president of a committee to
make nominations for officers for
next year. The motion carried.
Miss Sumner with a class con
ducted a paper folding lesson. The
work was a recapitulation of what
had taken ten months to develop. As
the work proceeded the children
were engaged in bright little talks
about each slcp taken until finally
each had a collection of well made
picture frames, seats, baskets and
boxes. Miss Sumner stated that
children are more interested in life
designs than beauty designs so
more lime is given to the former.
Following, Miss Severance con
ducted a class in the development
of paper folding. Willi detail paper,
a foot rule, pencil, scissors and
paste, each pupil executed the
work dictated until after measur
ing, marking, cutting, folding and
pasting, each had a beautiful little
box with folding lid as a result of
the work. The interest is main
tained by the suspense of not
knowing what is being made until
it is finished.
The mechanical instructor of the
Hilo Boarding School, Mr. Kala
ina, had a class doing third year
knife work. Specimens of finished
work were on exhibition. The
lesson was very practical. Mr.
Kalaina demonstrated the different
ways of holding the knife and the
best way of sharpening it, The
graiu of the wood must be watched
in cutting. Quick work as well as
good work is to be encouraged.
During intermission the boys con
tinued their work allowing' closer
In a talk on dictation Miss Deyo
gave many useful hints and devices
regarding the use of the subject
and the manner of securing the
best results. It develops attention,
memory, hearing, spelling, punctu
ation, is a test of the mental grasp
of thought and affords good drill
Miss Ward read a paper on
Nature Work showing the im
portance of introducing a study ot
nature at an early period. It pre
pares one for the sciences in
academic study. It fosters reason
ing. It is an clement of every
culture and adds to happiness. In
the school room it becomes a great
auxiliary in language teaching. It
develops character, the imagination
and affords materials for the store
A paper on "Memory, How to
Attain It" was read by Miss
Venable This was an abridgment
of a lecture delivered in Honolulu
six or seven years by Dr. B. G.
The President announced that
the next meeting would be on
Hilo Cotillion Cluli.
According to appointment the
Hilo Cotillion Club gave a dance
at Sarrao's Hall last Friday night.
The Cavalho Quartette was secured
for the occasion nud the dance be
gan promptly at 8. o'clock. At 10. 1
o'clock the Club was called to order
by the President for the disposal of
such business as might be brought
before it. Mrs. Gere, Mrs. W. H. J
Smith, Mrs. P. Heidt and Messrs.
Gere, Morehcad, Louison and
Eroel were elected to membership.
The report of Committee in re
vision of By Laws was received and
laid over for action at the next
monthly meeting. A vote of thank
was tendered Mr. Sarrao for his
Hall, Piano, and the same hall was
by motion selected for the next
dance. It was decided by a large
majority not to take the usual sum
The financial condition of affairs
was discussed and a promising
showing for the near future was
made manifest. Dr. Holland ten
dered his resignation as President,
stating as his reason the fact that
he could not allow social functions
to interfere with professional duties,
and such seemed inevitable if he re
mained in the office.
It was moved and carried that
the resignation be not accepted but
the Doctor further declined. Mr.
Shaw the treasurer, was by note re
quested to act as President until
one is elected, and the meeting ad
journed subject to call. The music
was excellent, the floor good and
everyone went away having had a
most enjoyable time.
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Plain and Fancy Negligee Shirts
Straw Hats, Latest Spring Styles
Panama Hats, Reasonable Prices
Steamer Trunks, All Sizes
Our Motto: "QUICK SALliS, SMALL , PROMS."
The Globe Clothing Co.
HILO MERCANTILE CO.
Considerable interest is being mani
fested in the progress of the Pedro panics
now being played nt the Kilts' club
rooms. There are 14 teams, in compel!-
j tion, und it is expected that the finals
will be played next Saturday evening.
The following is the score to date:
Games. Won. Lost.
Wise & Vicars 13
llentou & K. Balding 13
Heidt & Stow II
Madeira & Huril 13
Wachs & F.lliott 13
Richards & Lake .12
Marsh & Hay ti
Mcintosh & Williams 13
K. T. Guard & Lucas 8
11. P. Schoen & A.Wilson.13
i Holland & C. Kidgway... 8
Aubtiii &J. Uerlowilz II
I Richley & Hraymcr 13
October 7, Miss Potter, Mrs.
Wakefield and Miss Poraeroy to
compose the nominating committee,
and Mr. C. O. Smith, Mrs. Tracy
and Miss Hill the program com
mittee. The meeting then adjourned.
Union Mectlntr nt llulll Chinch.
The union services nt the Haili Church
last Sunday evening attracted a very
large congregation, the program sub
mitted being a most enjoyable one.
Hymn "Joy to the World"
Scripture Reading ,,
Song 1'uueo children
I'raycr Mr. Shields
Anthem Haili Choir
Recitation Kathcriue Westervelt
Solo Mrs. Siemsou
Remnrks Mr. Hill
Solo Mrs, Forbes
Remarks Mr. Desha
Hymn "All Hail the Power"
Politicians nre men who volunteer the
task of governing us for a consideration.
Requisites for a strong character are
Dold design, constant practice, frequent
The kindergarten system is the great
est iu the world for the ducatiou of
Fit yourself for the best society and
then keep out of it.
Don't tell what you would do if you
were some one else just show what you
can do yourself.
In order to be somebody you must be
willing to be a nobody.
An eye to see Nature, a heart to feel
Nature, and the courage to follow Nature.
People who pursue culture usually
cause her to be panic stricken on their
The man who tells you all of his
troubles becomes one of yours.
No disappointment is so bitter as the
disappointment that comes when you are
disappointed with yourself.
The woman who treads the danger line
of dalliance, aud is a bit boastful of the
fact that she has never gotten on the
wrong side, is on the wrong side.
There are three sides to every question
where a divorce is involved.
With some folks economy is the going
without things they want, iu order to
save money to ouy tilings tney lo not
A wife who hangs her new dresses on
the floor is worse than a mortgage on the
When a minister takes a vacation the
congregation usually enjoys the vacation
more than the minister.
Democrats Organize In tho Fifth.
Curtis P: Iaukea gathered a few Home
Rulers under his wing at Waiakca last
Friday evening, aud with but little per
suasion induced them to forswear that
party und pledge fealty to the doctrines of
equality forever and for evermore. Over
twenty voters signed the roll and the fol
lowing were elected as officers of the
club: President, Henry West; Vice-President,
P. Lee; Secretary, Napclii; Treas
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
Port Costa Flour
Golden Gate Cement
"Keen Kutter" Knives and Hoes
Pioneer Varnish Works
Peninsular Stove Co.
p. O. Box 94
A FULL AND
Complete Line of Groceries
Hilo Wine and Liquor Co,
P. O. Box 396
Front Near Church St.
P. O. Box 396
King Near Front St.
Choicest American and European Wines, Beers, Whiskies,
Gins, Brandies, Liquors, Etc.
J. S. CANARIO, Manager.
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iiiuiiib iiiivi: k '' " ..k"w.i ; ,.8ul JollM whiskey is the best in the
have been satisfied Hint fair-minded mrket. Call ut Union Saloon und test
justice prevailed. Dullctiu. its qualities.
W, K. Douglas, John Sherman, Miss
Ida Quinton, R. Windrath, Pat Murphy,
K. L, Halsey and wife, M. I,orenz, M.
Kopke, Miss M.IJ. Winter, G. P. Deui
sou, Miss Williams, O. Ah Pout;.
Notice is hereby given that iu pursu
ance of an order made and entered bv
the Circuit Judge of the 1'ourth Circuit
Court Territory of Hawaii, in Probate,
011 me 12 uay 01 January, a. jj, 1904, in
the matter of the estate of Kamaliiwa
hine, of Puumoi, Hilo Hawaii, deceased,
the undersigned Administrator of said
estate will sell at public auction subject
to confirmation by said Court, the follow
ing described real estate, situated on the
land of Puumoi, District of Hilo, Island
and Territory of Hawaii, namely;
Twenty-six and one half acres of the
laud set forth iu the deed of conveyance
from S. L. Austin and wife, recorded in
Liber 107, on pages 133 and 134, iu the
Registry of Conveyances for the Territory
of Hawaii, at Honolulu, Oahu, the por
tion to be sold is on the Hamakua side of
baid land, adjoining the gulch.
Said sale will be made at public auc
tion nt 11 o'clock a. m. 011 Saturday the
iSthday of June, A. D. 1904, ntthe front
door of the court house in the town of
Hilo, island of Hawaii, to the highest
bidder for cash iu United States gold
coin. Conveyance nt purchasers expense.
Hilo, Hawaii, May 11, 1904.
FRUDP.RICK S. LYMAN.
Administrator of the estate of Kamalii.
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C. M. COOKR, President.
K. F. I1ISHOP, Treasurer.
G. II. ROHF.RTSON, Auditor
n. I). THNNP.Y. Vice-President.
J. WATMRIIOUSH. Secretary.
W. M. ALKXANDHR, C. H. ATHF.RTON