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THE WEHKLY 1III.0 TRIBUNE, IIII.O, HAWAII, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 21, 1905.
CONDENSED LOCAL ITEMS
I'inc caudles and glaml fruit. Hilo
Cnmly Co 6-3
Jolin Ultcrslrotu wns a departing par
scugcr on tlic Enterprise.
A. II. Locbcnsleln arrived In town
Sundny overland from Kohila wlicrc he
is making plantation surveys.
Cnpt. l'ltzgernld wns n passenger from
Honolulu mi the S. S. ArUonan nrrlviug
in port Inst Wednesday morning.
Embcrt M Ilrowu, representing the
Honolulu niillelln Is now In Hilo on n
business trip connected with his paper.
M. S. 1'rosscr of the Attorney Gcueral's
Office appeared before the Grand Jury Ht
the Term of Court held here laBt week.
lW-inaslcr Rego mid bis Deputy,
Spautdlrg of Koloa, Kauai, have entered
n plea of Guilty to the charge of cuibez
idling Government funds.
Jack Noycs, n former Hilolte, U now
connected with one of the big flour and
grain firms of San 1'rancisco, having
charge of the flour department.
The cook of the Volcano House, who
wandered into the woods and was lost
for two days, when found, was so faint
from fatigue that he could not speak.
MUs Clara Rogers, who has been the
guest of Miss Etiillic Peck in Paueo
Heights for the past few weeks, has re
turned to her home on Church Street.
Sheriff Searlc left for Haniakua yester
day to investigate the trouble, that occur
red last week In the Chinese camp at
Honokaa. He returns by tomorrow's
Mr. & Mrs. George Ross of Hakalau
were returning passengers from Honolulu
on the S. S. Enterprise. Mr. Ross re
turns to work much improved in health
Capt. Barron, formerly of the American
Hawaiian S. S.- Califorulan, la now the
first officer on the S. S. Manchuria, under
Capt. Saunders. It will be remembered
thot Admiral Jack Guard accompanied
Capt. Barron around the Horn as Pilot.
A Planter's Meeting was held lost
Thursday In Hi'.o of the Managers of Hilo
and North Hilo Districts, and it was de
cided to send John T. Molr to represent
the two Districts at the quarterly meeting
of the Planter's Association to be held
in Honolulu March 6th.
New dress goods, consisting of Colored
Lawns, Voiles, EUuuliics. etc., etc., by
Enterprise. L. Turner Co.
Judge Parsons has issued an order, in
which It Is ordered that no administrator
or executor shall be discharged unless
his petition shall show the names and
residences of all persons having such an
interest us requires payment of the In
heritance tax, and nlso-a-fitnteuicnt show
ing the amount of such interest.
Capt. II. H. Sinclair, who visited Hilo
twice during last year on his yacht "Lur-
line." is now Commodore of the Yacht
Club of Southern California. He has
planned a yacht, now being built in the
East, which will be about twice the site
of the "Lurline," and with which he ex
pects to make a two year tour of the
Mrs. D. Huntington and her daughter,
Miss Gertrude Huntington, will be the
guests of Mrs. Henry Hayes during the
lemaiudcr of the mouth. Mrs. Hunting
ton is the widow of Dr. D. Huntington
of the U. S. Army, and she and her
daughter ate old acquaintances of Mrs.
Hayes in Washington, D. C, where Dr.
Huntington was located.
If you wish your coffee to bring the
highest market prices let the Hilo Coffee
Mill clean, classify and place the same on
the market for you. Liberal cbhIi ad
vances made on shipments.
The local tennis players are again
taking an active interest in the game.
The courts arc daily occupied by enthusi
astic players who arc bent on having
Championship honors at the next open
tournament. A meeting of the club will
be held on Tuesday 28th instant for
election of members and arranging for a
club tournament in Ap'rll next.
Albert Lyman of Hilo who entered the
examination for West Point came out
third in the contest, and will be named
as an alternate to receive the appoint
ment in the event of the failure of his
principal. Win. K. Tucker and Samuel
Wilder King carried off first and second
honors respectively in both examinations
for West Point and Aunapolis, the for
mer selecting West Point and the latter
being allotted Annapolis.
Moses & Raymond are selling n ''Skirt
hanger" which is something the ladies
will always use if once trircd. Step In
and seen them.
Now Unit the moon is in its fullness,
Waiakea River is becoming popular as a
resort fat the young society folk, A
number of boating parlies have been
.given during the past week, and it Is not
now uncommon 10 near me plaintive u e
lodyofou Hawuiien air floating across
the' limpid surface of the stream, while
from another point may be heard the
fimlllar btralu of "Under the Bamlxxi
Tree" or "My Bonnie lies over the sea."
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Metcalfe of Pupal
kou were visitors In Hilo over Sunday,
Win. McCluskcy was a visitor in town
from his home in I'm pn Ik 011 last Saturday
llattenberg material and fancy work
material of various kinds arc kept by
Moses & Raymond.
Mr. and Mrs. G. It. Gere ore the guests
this week at the home of Dr. and Mrr.
Holland at Pahoa, Puna.
Tomorrow being Washington's birth
day, the Hank will be closed all day, and
the business houses after noon.
. The Steamship Enterprise came into
arbor last Tuesday Irom Honolulu with
14,771 bags of sugar, and with n few pas
Mr. Walter E. Wall, Territorial Sur
veyor has been in town in connection''
with the duties ol his office. He Is the
guest of Mrs. Peck in Puueo.
There were 99 Japanese passengers de
parting on the S. S. Enterprise for Shu
Francisco, while the last Klnau took
away a great many for the war.
Chester A. Doyle who assisted Attorney
Genl. Prosser In criminal matters at the
February Term, is to be sent to Japan to
extradite Uyeke Kamitaro, alias Kauiizo,
who murdered his mistress in Koua, on
Dec. a 1st, last.
Stop that cough. Try California Herb
Cough Drops. Hilo Candy Co. 163
J. S. Canario and Florentln Souza were
passengers to Honolulu by the last
Klnau where they will endeavor to adjust
the differences in the affairs of the Hilo
Wine & Liquor Co.
Mr. J. C. Mocinc was a returning pas
senger on the Enterprise from Honolulu,
where he had gone to see his daughter
off oil the Ventura last week. Miss Mo
cinc goes to the coast for a trip of a few
Entkrkd Monday, February 13, 1905,
Am. bark "Albert," C. F. Turne mas
ter, thirty-four days from Port Town
send, with cargo of lumber, valued
Tuesday, February, 14th, S. S, En
terprise, Youngren master, from Ho
nolulu, with 14.771 bags' of sugar,
valued at (81,340.50.
Wednesday, February 15th, Am. bar
"Martha Davis," C. II. Machoon
master, fifteen days from San Fran,
cisco with general cargo.
Wednesday, February 15th, S. S.
Arizouan, R. M. Tapley master, from
Honolulu, with 10,145 tons sugar.
Clkarjjd Friday, February 17th, S. S.
Arlzonan, R. M. Tapley Master, for
Deleware Breakwater, with 18,594
bags sugar, valued at $106,309 53,
carrying total cargo of 11,335 tons.
S. S. Enterprise, J. O. Youngren
Master, for San Francisco, with 35,
874 bags of sugar from Hilo, valued
at (141,004.87; 5,561 bunches of ba
nanas, valued at $3,780.50; 4,318 lbs.
Hides, valued at $360.97; 300 lbs.
Coffee, valued at $300; mid general
merchandise valued at $1,537.00,
limiting a total cargo from Hilo of
$145,933.34, and the whole cargo
valued at $317,163.84.
GETS TIME EXTENDED.
After Public Hearing, Governor Carter Agrees to Two
Year's Extension in Which to Build Road to Ono
mea Peck Must Show His Ability to Raise Money
by August First Thurston and Dillingham Friendly.
Receives Past Matron's Jewel.
At the Eastern Star Regular Meeting
last evening, Mrs. E. N. Holmes, who
has just retired from the position of Wor
thy Matron was presented with a Past
Matron's Jewel. The design is beautiful
in appearance, handsomely enameled,
and set with a diamond, a ruby, a sap
phire and other jewels. It was presented
on behalf of the Order by Mr. E. E.
Richards, and in a lew pleasing remarks
Mrs. Holmes acknowledged her apprecia
tion of the handsome gift. Mrs. Holmes
was one of the most popular Matrons the
Eastern Star has had, introducing during
her regime many innovations in the
Not a minute should be lost when a
child shows symptoms of croup. Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy given as soon
as the child becomes hoarse, or even after
the croupy cough appears, will prevent
the attack. It never falls, and is pleasant
and safe to take. For sale by the Hilo
A MATTER OF HEALTH
Hilo Ilukery Closes Up.
Mcss-s I.udloff last Thursday closed
their doors nud made an assignment to
Au. Huinburg for the benefit of their
creditors. The new venture of running
n restaurant in connection with the B.ik
e y did not piove a success, and the
Ludloff brothers found they were running
behind ench month.
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
(Special Corrcanomlencc to Tkuiuni:.)
If Mr. Peck can satisfy Governor
Carter and Superintendent of Public
Works Holloway by August first that he
is able to finance the Kohaht and Hilo
Rnilway Company, he will be granted an
extension of two years' time within
which to build the road ns far as Oqotnca
or llirce years to Hakalau. i lie legal
question of the right of the government
to grant any extension whatever has
been submitted to the Attorney General
for a legal opinion.
This was the decision arrived at by
Governor Carter nud Superintendent
Holloway after the public hearing held
in the Executive Building, Honolulu, on
last Tuesday. There was n representa
tive gathering of financ.crs and business
men present iu the Governor's office at 3
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when Gov
ernor Carter stated the purpose of the
meeting. Among those present beside
P. Peck and his attorneys, were B. F.
Dillingham, L. A. Thurston, C. M.
Cooke, W. O. Smith. H. B. Gehr, Attor
ney General Andrews, Supt. C. S. Hollo
way, Treasurer A. J. Campbell, G. P.
Dciiuisou, Senator P. P. Woods, Repre
sentative C. S. Smith, and J: Castle
Ridgway of Hilo.
Attomry A. Lewis, representing the
Kohala ami Hilo Railway Company,
stated briefly the position of the present
holders of the franchise and their reasons
lor desiring an extension. The company
had been in-corporatcd under the laws of
the Territory of Hawaii and had been
grouted a franchise by Minister of the
Interior J. A. King, on June 36, 1899.
This franchise had been approved by
Congress and subsequently on June 33,
1900, by President McKinley. That
portion of the franchise which it was
sought to have amended, wn? the clause
under which the Minister of the Interior,
or his successor, the Superintendent of
Public Works, was empowered If no pro
gress had been made within three years
from date of the franchise, to declare the
same forfeited. Mr. Peck and his asso
ciates desired a written waiver of this
clause by the government or an agree
ment that the Superintendent of Public
Works would not exercise this right
until further time had been given them
to finance nud build the road.
Governor Carter then read letters
which he had received on the subject of
an extension, koih. iiawxuurst, cutei
engineer of the road, submitted a state
incut of the difficulties of construction
which would be encountered and gave
his opinion that it would require three
years to complete the road ns far as
Hakalau after the location had been de
cided upon. Heretofore only a paper
location had been made, but under the
supervision of Mr. Peck the proposed
road had been actually surveyed and
located for n portion of the way, ns far as
Charles Furncaux of Hilo addressed n
letter to the Governor favoring the exten
sion, with n condition requiting the com
pany to build nud have in operation five
miles of road within n specified time. G.
V. Jakins, of Papaikou, in a letter to the
Governor, believed thatsubstnuMal pro
gress had been made by Mr, Peck and
expressed the hope that an extension
would be granted.
The Governor said he was pleased to
have these expressions of opinion and
then called upon Mr. Peck. Mr. Peck
said when he took hold of the railroad
proposition there was only a year and a
half of time left within which to build
the road. He soon found that the maps
and surveys were incomplete nud it be
came necessary to resurvey and relocate
the line of road, which he was having
done. When he assumed the task of
financing the road 011 Aug. 10, 1903,
there had been expended on the proposi
tion $38,767.16, and since that time up to
the present date, he had spent in cash,
largely out of his own pocket $30,635.37,
making u lotul outlny of $59,403.54.
He recounted the difficulties encount
ered from time to time in closing nego
tiations, which had 011 several occasions
been upset by adverse reports from
parties opposed to the project or because
of financial or other conditions iu the
islands, over wliich they had 110 control.
The fiiinnciug of the road had been
first undertaken by the New York Life
Insurance Co., but owing to the death of
one of the officials of that company who
had the matter in charge, negotiations
had been suspended. Subsequently the
Scligmans had agreed to -take three mil
Hon and a half of bonds necessary to
float the company, hut they had been
persuaded by otheis to drop the proposi
tion. Mr. Peck had made four trips to
the coast iu the interest of the railroad.
At one time he had $350,000 of the bonds
subscribed iu Sail Francisco, but a -rumor
from Honolulu that Mr. Peck was to be
deposed as president of the company had
ruined his plans. Now the proposition
was being considered by New York finan
ciers, to whom he had given until the
loth of the present month to give hint a
definite answer. Upon an ndverse reply,
n Pittsburg trust company stood ready to
raise sufficient money to build the road
to Hakalau and Mr. Peck had agreed to
grant them three mouths to do so, on
failure of the New York parties to float
L. A, Thurston inquired whether or
not there was any truth iu the rumor
that $200,000 in bonds had been issued ns
a bonus to the present stockholders. This
Mr. Peck most emphatically denied, stil
lug that the -bonds had not even been
printed Mr. Peck further stated that if
lie was uuab1calo do nuythiug within six
months towards financing the road, he
could not accomplish anything and
would drop the proposition. He asked,
however, for two years' time in which to
have five miles of the road iu operation
Carl S. Smith, on behalf of his consti
tuents, believed that the people along
the Hilo nud Hamakua coast were en
titled to have a more explicit statement
from Mr. Peck of what his plans were.
The construction of the proposed road
was very much .desired on Hawaii, and
he believed that whoever could build the
road first should be granted that privi-
logc. The past experience, however, had
not convinced him that Mr. Peck was iu
n position to do so, and he thought it
was due the public and to tlie govern
ment that a more definite statement
should be made by Mr. Peck of what he
proposed or expected to do. To this Mr.
Peck replied that if new parties were to
undertake the project, available funds
would not be forthcoming any sooner
than to the present projectors. He
Stated that the parties who had 'the
matter in hand did not desire to have
their names known at the present time.
To this statement, Governor Carter
acquiesced inquiring of Mr. Peck bow
long a time would he desire to find out
whether he could finance the road. Mr.
Peck thought that he would know within
six mouths or sooner than that.
C. M. Cooke did not think that the
request of Mr. Peck was unreasonable.
If he could give any assurance that he
could finish the road, even as far as
Hakalau, in two years, then he should
be given the extension asked for.
L. A. Thurston then arose and gave an
interesting statement of the history of
the Hilo railroad situation, going back to
the first charter of the Hilo railway. He
told how, in interest with Mr. Dilling
ham in 1899, he had procured a charter
covering the very country to be served by
the Kohala-Hilo line, and how, upon the
statement of the Gehr crowd that they
had the money to build the road at once,
the Dillingham people, not having the
money and not desiring to stand iu the
way of progress, had withdrawn their
protest against the granting of the
Kohahi'IIilo franchise, theretofore suc
The Hilo Railroad had been built to
Puna, had acquired wharves and ex
pended money iu improvements nt Hilo.
during the six years that the Kohala
Hilo project had laid in abeyance. It
had been at all times friendly to that
project, notwithstanding the suspicion
with which it was regarded and the hos
tility of the Kohnla Hilo people toward
it. It was to the interest of the Hilo
Rnitroad to have the other road built, be
cause that would build up Hilo.
"I regard the building of the Hilo
Kohala road as vital to Hilo," said Mr.
Thurston. "The people need it. And if
Mr. Peck will assure us here that any
body will furnish him the backing to
build the road within the next sixty
dnys, then I say by nil means give him
the extension nsked for. And give it to
him under a franchise that is workable.
I do not believe that any power on earth
could complete this project in the time
specified iu the franchise.
"The Hilo Railroad isn't anxious to
put nuy stumbling block iu anybody's
way," went on Mr, Thurston. "But the
Hilo road is willing to go ahead, if
there is no other franchise iu the way,
nud put a railroad through the Hamakua
district. And the Hilo Railroad is in a
position to do this, having nu established
base to work from and not starting as a
project de novo."
"Docs the Hilo Railroad franchise
cover this territory?" asked Governor
"It does," replied Mr. Thurston. "It
will tequire no action by the legislature
or by Congress. There is no time limit.
The only limitation is that it is provided
in the franchise that ufter any section
has been surveyed and the survey ac
cepted, it must be finished within five
B. F. Dillingham said he did not de
sire to stntul iu the way of the successful
construction of the proposed Kohala nud
Hilo Rnilway, but felt that it was due to
himself, Mr. Thurston nud his associates, j
to whom the original franchise had been I
granted, to show their ability to build the
road, 011 the failure of Mr. Peck nud the
present promoters of the enterprise. He
believed Mr. Peck would know within
less than two years whether he could
build the road. He said, "I do not be
lieve he will work two yenrs on the
proposition. But all reasonable time de
sired should be granted to Mr. Peck. I
do not wish nnythlng done to Mr. Peck
to embarrass his operations than I would
wish done to me under similar circum
stances. If be slept aside and we arc
granted the franchise, I do not say that
we can build the road. But we desire to
have nu opportunity. We tuny fall nlso.
But If we are given the opportunity, I
will say, we will begin our efforts nt no
As to the legal nspect of the situation,
Attorney General Andrews said he' had
not had an opportunity before the meet
ing to look into the right of the govern
ment to grant nu extension of a franchise
for three years, wliich had the approval
of Congress and of President McKinley.
Attorney Lewis maintained that the
President's approval had not qualified the
franchise, but on the contrary had en
larged It. The franchise was forfeitable
only by written notice served upon the
parties by the Superintendent of Public
Works, nud what Mr. Peck now sought
wns an agreement on the part of the
Superintendent of Public works that such
notice would not be served for, say two
years. Dependent upon the legal right
of the government to make such an
agreement, Governor Carter nud Super
intendent Holloway agreed that Mr.
Peck should be given until August 1st to
prove his ability to finance the rond, and
upon a satisfactory showing, two years
would be granted for the construction of
the road to Ouomea and three years to
Hnkalau. Mr. Peck feels confident that
be will be able to complete his negotia
tions before the time Indicated.
On the road between Hilo Boarding
School and Walunku, n small oxidized
silver watch. Suitable reward to finder
on return to Trimjnk Office. 15
Notice is hereby given that Herman
Ludloff, doing business under the name
of Hilo Bakery on Waianuenue street,
Hilo, Hnvali, has made a voluntary
assignment to the undersigned for the
benefit of his creditors. The creditors of
Herman Ludloff are hereby requested to
file their claims with the undersigned
within thirty dnys, and any and nlfper-
soiis indebted to the said Herman Ludloff
are requested to call and pay the same at
once to the undersigned. All claims
against said H. Ludloff must be certified.
Assignee of II. Ludloff.
Hilo, Hawaii, February 161I1, 1905.
Single or iu suite, light, large nud niry
furnished 'rooms opening on veranda,
with or without board. Inquire of
TutiiUNit Office. 14
lil. 00 Itcwnrd.
Strayed or Stolen A young fox terrier
pup, six months old, almost grown.
Evenly marked on the head, n black patch
011 back, nud docked tall. Is slightly
lame in right (ore leg. $5.00 reward will
be paid for its return to
F. A. MEDCALF,
15-lf At Thco. II. Davlrs & Co., Ltd.
On and after this date all boat hire will
be for cash. A charge of $1.00 per trip
payable iu advance will be made for
every passenger carried after 1 1 o'clock
p. 111. Delays of launches alongside of
vessels lougcr than fifteen minutes will
be taxed at the rate of $1.00 per hour.
All freight charges are payable by the
shipper and arc chargeable to vessel only
on master's written order.
R. A. LUCAS & CO.
Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 1., 1905. 14-4
Subscribe for the TuiDUNit. Subscrip
tion $2.50 per year.
FIRST BANK OP HILO
Incorporated Under the Laws of tht
Territory of Hawaii.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
P. PKCK ... ...rretldent.
C. C. KNNKDY. Vfce-rrei.
JOHN T. MOIU-.jtid Vlce-Prti.
C. A. STOMH ...Cihlcr.
A. II. JACKSON Secretary.
John Watt, John J. Grace,
I'. S. Lyman, II. T. Patten,
Wm. Pullar, W. H.lalpuaa.
Draw E:xohanp;e on
I n Bank of Hawaii, Ltd Honolulu
Wells, Fargo & Co. Hank. ..San Francisco
Wells. Fargo & Co's Bank New York
The National Bank of the Re- I nul
public f Chicago
Glynn, Mills, Currie & Co Loudon
Hongkong-Shanghai Bank-) Hongkong,
lug Corporation- j China.
Hongkong-Shanghai Batik-) Shanghai,
ing Corporation , J China.
Hongkong-Shanghai Bank-) V, Vf
ing' Corporation J '"J.0'
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