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THK WKHKI.Y HI 1,0 TRIBTNK, HILO, HAWAII, TUKSDAY, DKCKMHKR 20, 1904.
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DKC. 20, 1904.
Ktucitrintttic l'ostoffice at Ililo, Iln
wall, ns second-class matter
runUSIIKD KVKRV TUKSDAY.
J. Casti.k Ridoway - Editor
1). W. Mausii - Hiulncsi Mutineer.
The fnct that there are two can
didates, and possibly a third for the
Hilo poslmastership will afford no
excuse or warrant for the Governor
to recommend an outsider fot the
place. The appointment of a
stranger before, although done in
the interests of the sen if", was a
rank injustice to Hilo n id an infer
ence that the communi tould not
produce a competent peisn to fill
the post. There are a number of
eminently respectable citizens in
Hilo well qualified for the position,
any one of whom, if appointed,
would make an efficient postmaster.
An imported postmaster is no
more desired than an imported
''lady stenographer," .especially
when Hilo can furnish better ma
terial in both instances. We can
not have thrust back at us again
the statement that "Hilo cannot
agree; hence the appointment must
go to Honolulu." Such a reason
is a poor subterfuge and unjusti
fiable. Hilo is agreed, politically,
upon Norman K. Lyman, and from
a business standpoint upon W. II.
Lambert. As to the qualifications
of each there can be no doubt. As
to the propriety of recognizing the
business interests where those in
terests need most to be protected,
as in the proper administration 1 f a
postoffice, there would seem to be
no doubt. If experience and faith
ful performance of duty count for
anything, Miss Marlin is entitled to
the appointment by promotion. If,
however, the Young Men's Repub
lican Club and the republican or
ganization are to be recognized,
that is another question. If Chair
man Robertson is correct, the local
organization overreaches itself,
when it attempts to endorse a politi
cal candidate for a position which
is in no sense "political," but is a
business office run on business
I ttei.it mwl tifitit.tf nrn liutliir tirtlllnru'
ink with great profit.
"It was not so long ago that ad
vertising was contrary to the
"ethics" of the banking business,
but the world keeps moving on
despite all the prejudices that some
times are grandiloquently called
"The Pittsburg banks have re
cently been measuring the results
of an advertising campaign which
they began five years ago. During
that period the banks that adver
tised increased 38 per cent in assets
and 8s ner cent in deposits. The
banks that did not advertise show
27 per cent increase in assets and
n -per cent increase in deposits.
In thepast year the advertisers
have gained 22 per cent and the
non-advertisers lost 7 per cent in
L'ltUl'ltltiTY OF ACTIOS.
Word comes from San Francisco
that indicates that the Hilo banana
grower is at the mercy of the com
mission agents and middlemen in
marketing his fruit in the California
market. Some of the recent ship
pers, after paying the Hilo agent,
the coast agent and the commission
merchant, were fortunate to come
out even. No fruit is sold outright
to the commission men, but returns
are made dependent upon the prices
obtained in the open market, and
after the various middlemen have
deducted their fees and commis
sions there is left for the grower
only a beautiful array of figures
with no remunerative results. What
is tie dec! most is a perfected organ
ization among island groweis, who
can dispose of their product without
the employment of various agents
and commission dealers, whose only
object is to rob and gouge the
planter. When this is accomplished
banana cultivation may become
BANKS AS ADVERTISERS.
Kxecutlvc Committee of Young Mens
Kopubllcnn C'luli JlelVr Action.
There seems to be a hitch somewhere
in the proper working Rear of the local
political machine. The Young Men's
Republican Club at its meeting held last
Tuesday night discussed generally the
question of its endorsement of a post
master for Hilo. There was a strong
movement in favor of immediate acton
and the umnialified and single endorse
ment of Norman K. Lyman for the place.
It was argued that only lu this way could
the organization make itself felt and
that by all the rights of heritage and
political preferment, Lyman should re
ceive the billet. There was n heated dis
cussion toward the close of the meeting,
but owing to the question of the pro
prlety of the Club's interference in
federal appointments having been raised,
the matter was referred to the executive
It was stated that National Committee
man Robertson had Indicated that the
local political organization was not
authorized under the rules of the party,
to make recommendations for candidates
for federal positions. All that the Dis
trict Committee did, In making their en
dorsement, was to certify to the uuwaver-
Ing repubjicatiism of Mr. Lyman and
that its action in such matters was with
After the arrival of the mail from
Honolulu, the executive committee of
the Young Men's Republican Club met
and decided to further defer action. It
is understood that Governor Carter favor
the appointment of Geo. L. Desha, to
whom the place was offered in the first
instance. Mr. Desha is averse to re
moving with his family to Ililo, but is
willing to accept the appointment, if it
will brini? harmony among the friends of
' other candidates. It is reported that he
has already been requested to secure
bondsmen, and contingent upon his
success in that direction, he will be ap
pointed. The amount of the bond fixed
by law is $26,000 cash or a realty bond
double that amouut. If he Is not success
ful in securing proper bondsmen, the
tender of the place to a kinsman of Rev.
S. L. Desha will serve at least to satisfy
the many friends of the latter iu Ililo.
It is known that pressure was brought to
bear by the Lyman supporters to cause
the withdrawal from the race of Chas.
Sictiiteu although he is a nephew of
Desha, an active young republican and a
native of Hilo.
The mix-up continues to grow apace,
and the appointment of any certain in
dividual is not yet assured. I'ost officials
have recommended Miss Jennie Marlin,
the present assistant postmistress of the
office, because of her ability and ex
perience. The friends of W. II. Lambert
are pressing his claims and he has al
ready secured the endorsement of the
substantial businessmen for the position.
Letter to (lorcrnor Curler
G. R. Carter, Governor of
Hawaii, Honolulu, II. T.
Stir "The notice of intention to
consider the setting apart of cer
tain government lands in the north
etui ot tue uistnct 01 iiamamia.
Island of Hawaii, as a forest re
serve and of public hearing con
cerning said subject matter" is good
enough as far as it goes and I ad
mit that it is an improvement over
the former practice of having such
matters considered without notice
by an illegal Executive Council.
However, it is far from right to
call such a hearing at Honolulu
while the subject matter is on this
island. It is much like trying our
local cases "beyond the sea."
I have no fault to find with
giving the people of Honolulu a
hearing in this or any other public
matter but I think no one will deny
that it is practically a denial of
Hicaring to the people of this island
when the long distance by sea
travel and the expense is taken in
I may be too hasty with my ob
jections as it may be contemplated
that the Commissioners of Agri
culture and Forestry will, later,
hold a meeting on this island under
due notice, hear witnesses under
oath and reduce the testimony to
writing, I proceed on the theory
that when any kind of notice is
given, that then is the proper time
Wall, Nichols Co.
Has Stored Heaps of Toys in the Wall,
Nichols Go's Room on Bridge Street
to file objections and make requests,
otherwise, as a rule of law, you are
supposed Mo have waived your
rights. I also proceed on the
theory that wc are citizens and not
subjects, although we arc not
always treated as citizens and very
many here continue to say: "Its
of no use to make objections to any
thing, we will get it iu the neck"
all the harder if wc kick.
T. J. RYAN.
Mountain View, Dec. 12, 1904.
The Bashaw house in Puueo, recently
occupied by P. Peck and family, Ap
ply to R. T.GUARD.
Of all kinds.
Including Hawaiian Coat of
Arms, Hawaiian view paper.
Padded volumes, a full line of
dainty gift books, sets by
standard authors, latest fic
And picture frames, genuine
24 K gold plate photo frames,'
circular ones in gilt, gold and
In the main store you will
Including our new Hawaiian,
and many Hawaiian novelties.
Purses, portfolios, tourist sets,
Of every description and all
their FURNITURE. There
are beds, dressers, washstands,
wardrobes, sideboards, wash
ing outfits, dish closets, houses,
Books, tree ornaments, and so
many other things that you
just must come and see for
Of all sizes and kinds, includ
For boys and girls.
Chairs, rockers, Morris chairs,
Beautiful koa and calabashes.
WALL, NICHOLS CO. Ltd.
Sealed tenders will be received at the
office of P. S. Lyman until 12 o'clock m.
December 24th, 1904, for furnishing all
materials and labor for constructing a
two story school building for the Ililo
Plans and specifications may be seen at
the office of P. S. Lyman, Ililo. Hawaii.
Under the above caption, the
Washington Star, editorially com
ments upon the advanced methods
of enterprising banking houses.
Bankers are always regarded as
conservative business men, yet ac
cording to the statements made are
beginning to realize the importance
of practical advertising. The Star
"This is the age of steql, elec
tricity and advertising. Advertis
ing is one of the great forces of the
time. Business men make them
selves governors of states by adver
tising, politicians "make" them-1
vaIvou iv nrtvprtUhiir. i,itl( turrease I
. . , , ... . . 1 tory will save u considerable sum annually
their trade by advertising, universi-, Jn not u.ng requirei, t0 Bllltal1 tllese
ties draw to themselves students by jKhts.
Karoa, Mr. V. K.
Kaipu, Mr. John
Kapolani, Mr. Win.
Kane, Mr. Jas.
Reiki, Mr. J.
Lizciro, Mr. Jos.
Lopes, Mr. Frank
Laika, Miss .,
Lahela, Mr. R.
Santos, Mr. Godijiiliidos
Souza, Manuel de
Scovell, T. V.sq.
Vialanta, Mr. Manoel de Mcdciros
W. I. MADEIRA, P. M.
Sheriff Andrews has given notice to
Capt. A. P. Niblack, at Honolulu of the
U' S. Lighthouse Service, that the city of
Hilo will no longer bercspoueible for the
keeping up of the harbor lights, These
lights are used by incoming steamers and
vessels as raue lights and are properly
within the keeping of the Federal gov
eminent. It is estimated that the Terri-
In accordance with Section 1 ol Chap
ter XXIV of the laws of 18S6:
All persons holding water privileges or
those paying water rates are hereby noti
fied that the water rates for the term end
ing December 31, 1904, will be due and
payable at the office of the Hilo Water
Works on the 1st day of January, 1905.
All such rates remaining unpaid for
fifteen days after they are due will be sub
ject to an .additional 10 per cent.
All privileges upon which rates remain
unpaid February 15, 1904 (thirty days
after becoming delinquent), arc liable to
suspension without further notice.
Rates are payable nt the office of the
Superintendent Hilo Water Works.
Hilo, December 19, 1904.
For Elegant .
advertising, countries attract mum
gration by advertising, newspapers Subscribe for the Tkimixk. Snbsctip.
augment their cu dilation by aUver- ;tlou $2.50 per year.
Call at Tribune Office
This year more than ever
we feel that the trratifvinc '
'measure of success with which
our Xmas efforts have been
rewarded is entirely due to the
excellent good judgment dis
played by our buyer. In no i
previous year has he bceu
more entitled to this meed of j
praise. Our Holiday sales up ,
to date have exceeded the sales !
01 any previous year up to
Xmas, which is the best pos
sible proof we can have that
our goods are right. Nor have
we sold everything yet. Mail'
of our lines are still strong.
I lie opportunity seemed so
favorable that our buyer laid
in a great many of the items
by the dozen and we still feel
that there is sufficient here to
more than repay your visit.
Iu needlework, which has been
our strong line this year, we
still have good assortments of
Neckwear, Shirt Waists, Table
Linen, Centre Pieces, Hand
kerchiefs and Doylies. In
Lacquerware there are still a
few good Screens, Tables,
Workboxes, Trinket Cabinets
and Boxes, with a large assort
ment of Picture Frames and
good Trays. China is pretty
well cleaned out. What re
mains, however, in Tea Sets
and odd Cups and Saucers, is
pretty and good. In Cloisonne
we are still showing many ex
quisite and inexpensive pieces.
If you have not got all your
Xmas gifts together yet, come
and see what we have, or ring
us up or write and see if we
cannot suit you. ,Our goods
are all "Money Back" goods,
so that if what we send you is
not entirely satisfactory we
would not wish you to keep it.
Weguarautee price andquality
and consequently satisfaction.
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I NEW YEAR'S RACES I
Under the Auspices of
THE HAWAII JOCKEY CLUB
MONDAY, JANUARY 2, '04
Begins at 2:00 O'Clock P. M.
1. One-Half Mile Dash, - $ 100 jj
a. Named Harness Race, best two
in three, one-half mile heajs,
k owners driving,
3. Three - Quarter Mile Dash,
free for all, -
4. Pony Race, fourteen hands
and under, -
5. One - Half Mile, Hawaiian
6. One Mile, handicap, -
7. Japanese Sweepstake Race,
One - Half Mile, hordes to be
ridden by Japanese only, -
Program.Sttbject to Change.
Tkrms Winner to take the purse ; second
horse to save entrance fee, except Named Race
and Japanese Sweepstake Race.
Entries to be made 011 or before 6:00 o'clock
i m. Friday, December 30; scratches must
be made before 6:00 o'clock p. m., Saturday,
December 31. Entry fee, ten per cent, of
purse. All entries to be made to
OPI'ICK: Volcano Stables anil Transportation Company, Ltd.