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THK WKKKLY HILO TRtDUNK, HILO, HAWAII, TUKSDAY, MARCH 14, 1905.
Ijc gilor QDribunc.
TUKSDAY, - MARCH 14, 1905.
Knteitd at the PostofTice at Hlln, Ha
waii, as second-clans mutter
PUnUSIIttD RVRRV TUKSDAY.
J. CASTI.K RlUOWAY Ktlitor
D. W. Marsh Business Manager.
A BOB-TAILED BILL.
The Garden Island published at
. Liliuc, Kauai, is the only rcpulv
t, Hcan paper within the Territory
a having the cfTrontery to suggest
p. the passage of a "bob-tailed"
county bill. It says:
"A system, therefore, which will
serve the wishes of those who are
clamoring for county government,
without changing our present me
k thods in any radical degree, is
The mistake the Garden Island
makes is in the belief that such an
imitation of county government
would be satisfying to those "who
are clamoring for county govern
ment." A county act in form only
and not in substance is not what is
desired, even though the passage
of such a measure will in a way
appease a legislator's conscience for
stultifying his ante-election pledge
to support a county law that would
be more than in name only. Every
republican senator and representa
tive was elected on a platform
.which promised to give the people
local self-government, and any half
measure of fulfillment of this prom
ise will not be accepted by the
mass of voters. The republican
party is in power, and no executive
' or kitchen cabinet influences can
be made responsible for its laches.
A failure to give to the people a
full measure of county government,
will mean the political death knell
of every legislator who is a party
to the base treachery.
Hilo has failed to secure her
much desired federal building or
even to have the site for the pro
posed building located, lly an in
advertance, an error in description
of the land occurred, so that the
item in the public buildings bill
wns dropped out by the Committee.
The public buildings bill itself failed
of passage because of tue opposi
tion of Speaker Cannon and other
leaders in Congress to the further
expenditure of money than was
absolutely necessary for the run
ning expenses of the government.
It is claimed that the current and
necessary appropriation bills will
create a deftet in the public treasury,
and that economy should be the
watchword in all branches of the
government. The bill carried ap
propriations for various public
buildings throughout the country,
aggregating nine and a hnlfmUlon
dollars. Nearly every Congress
man from Bangor, Me., to Texas
was seeking a public building
within its district, and the republi
can leaders in the House steadfast
ly refused to allow the bill to come
up for consideration.
Pkok. Joaquin Carvalho, who
has brought Hilo's Hand up to a
high degree of excellence, is a
protege of Kappelmeister Berger of
the Honolulu Baud. The Hilo
band boys have supported their
organization by the result of their
own efforts and popular subscrip
tion, and no better object for gov
ernment aid could be selected than
the local musical organization.
Their agreement to join the
National Guard and become a mili
tary band shows the proper spirit,
and should commend their petition
to the favorable consideration of
FIUKS AUK (JUK.NCIIi:i.
Tub Grst impression of a city are
generally the most lasting,. and if
tourists see that the people of a
community are disposed to- make
their visits agreeable and not
attended with difficulty, they will
return to their homes with good
report of the treatment received.
Hilo has neglected many matters
of this character, which, although
apparently trivial, give a visitor a
good opinion of our city. Street
signs are inexpensive and give a
traveler friendly aids to direction
that lie appreciates. A stranger
might pass through Hilo or spend
a week in our midst and unless of
an investigating turn of maud,
wouiu never Know tnat tuere was
anything more than a spasmodic
volcano located thirty miles from
the sea coast and leave 'with the
impression that Hilo was a mere
landing place for Volcano tourists
Civic pride should prompt us to
make known our resources and
capabilities, instead of hiding them
under a bushel.
Evkn though he failed in his
efforts to secure a government
building for the Territory, Dele
gate Kuhio has worked faithfully
and industriously for both Hilo and
Honolulu, which fact will be appre
ciated by his constituents. Hilo
should be pleased a forward step
has been taken in causing a govern
ment survey to be made by the
War Department. With this done
aud the rccommendotions of the
government engineers as to the
cost of construction before Congress,
the securing of an appropriation
will be an easy task. Before his
return to Washington last Novem
ber, the Delegate said to members
of the Board of Trade that he did
not believe he could accomplish
more during this session of Con
gress than to get a Hurvey of the
Hilo harbor, aud this accomplished
is a long stride towards the accom
plistraent of our fondest hopes for
a Hilo breakwater.
FoRHSTim Hosmhu's utterances
that the public's wishes should
be considered in regard to
the holding of hearings in the
vicinity of the laud to be set aside
as government reserves has the
rifht ring, aud if the Governor
desires Id give the people a chance
to express themselves freely and
fully on the subject, he will take
the same view,
Federal Jury for April.
The Federal gtaud mid trial furies for
the April term In Judge Dole's court
have been drawn as follows:
The grand jurors summoned to meet at
Honolulu on April 10 are Geo. Ilruus,
Win. Auld, John Ilalverson, J. A. Lnwc
lawe, A. D. Porter, Win. 1 Heilbron,
Joseph Clarke, Arthur Coyne, Lawrence
Robinson, K.J. Cotton, Edgar L. Lewi9,
V. O. Atwater, Geo. C. Potter, James
Carty, W. II. Babbitt ond A. P. Gllfilhui,
all of Honolulu; Geo. Mundon of Kapaa,
A. H.Jackson of Hilo, Chas. II. Sweet
ser of Unite, E.. II. Carley of rain, Thos.
Reinhardt of Hilo, V. W. limner of
Kealakelcua and J. K, Dillon of Hilo.
The trial jurors summoned for April
241I1 arc as follows: Anthony Gilman,
Jno. Kidwcll, Pierre Jones, Chas, P.
Hcrrlck, F. W. Mokinney, F. T. P.
Waterhousc, F. J. Churchill, Fred W.
Weed, Marston Campbell, Jno. Coflee,
Gerritt P. Wilder, Chas. Hustace Jr., A.
W.Pearson, R. W. Perkins, Theo. F.
Lansing, II. F. Wlchuiau, all of Hono
lulu; Carl S. Holloway, A. G. Serrao, J.
D, Kennedy and Leon Malterrc of Hilo,
H. C. Ovendeu of Hana, Jas. Glbbof Ho
nokaa, G. J. Grclg of Makawell, Clns.
II. Judd of Kauiucla, Win. L. Hard) of
Hana, Chas. Christian of Llhue, T. Cnm
inlugs of Waikapu and C. Nellson of
Mr. G. W. Richards, of Goldfield,
Nev., whose wife suffered a broken leg
at the Volcano about ten days ago, asks
that the Tkiuunr make a correction of
the statement appearing in these columns
last week regarding the cause of the acci
dent. "Instead of the fall resulting from
the rudeness of two Englishmen crowd
ing Mrs. Rlchrrds' animal oft" the trail,"
slid Mr. Richards, "the gentlemen refer
red to came to her rescue aud rendered
every possible aid In making her com
fortable and carrying her to the hotel,
where she obtained medical treatment.
No blame attaches either to the guide
or other tourists in the party, aud the
accident was one of those unfortunate
circumstances for which no one Is re
sponsible. Mis. Richards is resting nicely
at the Hilo hospital and I am much
pleased with the treatment accorded my
self and my family, both in Hilo and at
the Volcano House."
KIiiiiu Arrivals Mnrch 8.
J. C. Searle, Mrs. F. A. Carpenter, J.
T. Molr, II. Gorman, J. S. Canarlo, F.
Souza, Y. Ukeda, C. M. Hutchlns, A. J.
Kulberg, K. J. Lain, wife and child, A.
J. S. Canuvarro, R. C. Searle Jr., T.
Shasito aud wife, Mrs. C. D. I.uf kin, Mrs,
C.U.Wells, Miss L. Wells, Miss R.
Read, F. M. Jennifer, E. Marcallino, T.
n. Fraser, Mrs. C. II. Rood, W. Leviug.
stou, Mrs. J, J, Connelly, Miss Connelly,
C. M. Cooke, A. Seeley and wife. J. de
Lulttee, Miss C. G. Laittee, Mrs. C. R.
McColgan, Mrs. G. Craig, I). Craig, C.
K. Smith, A. A. Steers, II. Groll", Miss
W. II. Winston, Mrs. A. G. Hawes Jr.,
Walter Austin, Q. II. Ikrrey, Mrs. A. F.
Ellis, Miss I,. M. Gibson, J. II, Miss,
The rorost Firm In K011H KiTerlunlly
Forester R. A. Hosmer, of Hono
lulu, was n returning passenger on
the Kiuatt last 1'iiday, coming over
land from the fire burnt district by
way of ihr Volcano House, lie
reports that with the nid of intcr
miltnut showers, which continued
for four days, lite forest fires which
threatened the leeward slopes of
Hawaii have been subdued.
To a Tkiuunk representative, he
said: "The fires started on Wed
nesday, February 22nd, aud for
fifteen days, night and day, a gang
of seventy inch under my super
vision have been fighting the fires,
which for a time looked as though
they would sweep the entire leeward
side of the island. Fortunately on
Wednesday several light showers
came, which checked the flames
and other rains during the next few
days put out the fires completely,
so that I do not anticipate any fur-
llm. trm.l.ln flint nliarln. '
When asked as to the cause of
the forest fires. Mr. Hosmer at
tributed it to carelessness in burn
ing brush, the burning embers of
which "spread to larger areas and
finally reached the forests. "The
greatest damage," said Mr. Hos
mer, "was done to the government
land of Kaapima, near the BucU;
holtz place, beginning about a half
a mile above the government road
aud extending up the mountain
side about two miles. The burnt
district comprises about foursquare
miles, or approximately 2,000 acres.
The Bishop estate lands did not
suffer as much damage. A large
fire was on the land of Houaunau
leased to S. M. Damon and sublet
to W. W. Bruner. The latter with
a gang of laborers was clearing
land for coffee, when the fires
started by them got beyond their
control. In a few days, however,
that fire was stopped, when the en
tire attention was given to the gov
ernment lands. Geo. W. Mc
Dougall was appointed fire warden,
and our plan of operation was to
organize two gangs of men who
started cutting from cither side a
trail forty feet wide along the upper
boundary of the burning timber.
In some places the fire was within
100 feet of the trail, from which
place a back fire could be started
or the fire fought from the open
gtouud as a base. All vegetation
aud inflamablc material was re
moved ftom the forty foot strip,
and I felt confident of keeping the
fire below the line. The light
winds were in our favor and the
showers last week effectually
quenched the flames. Most of the
forest burnt over is composed of
ohia and lehua trees and ferns.
The fire had not reached the valu
able koa timber, which is located
ut a higher elevation."
Forester Hosmer left by the
Kinau Friday morning for Hono
lulu, where he will report to Gov
ernor Carter and the Bureau of
Forestry the successful termination
of the forest conflagration on the
other side of the island. While
here, he had a meeting with Sur
veyor Loebenstein regarding the
maps of the proposed Hilo forest
reserve, which has not yet been
established. Mr. Loebenstein has
completed a detailed map of the
upper boundary of the proposed
reserve extending from Piihouua
to Hamakua, and shortly Governor
Carter will set a date for a public
hearing on the question of the es
tablishment of the proposed reserve.
When asked, whether hearings
would be held in Hilo, Forester
Hosmer replied; "I see no objec
tions to holding hearings in Hilo as
well as Honolulu. In fact I am of
the opinion that hearings held
where the laud which it is proposed
to set aside as a forest reserve is
situated, would be very proper and I
shall take this matter up with Gov
ernor Carter and the Board of
Agriculture ,aud Forestry upon my
return to Honolulu. I' doubt
whether it will be possible to hold a
public hearing during the session
of the legislature, because of the
pressure of business which occupies
the attention of the Governor. At
any rate, anyone having any objec
tions to offer to the proposed re
servation is at liberty to come to
Honolulu or make his wants known
by a tetter addressed to the Gover
nor at the time of the hearing.' The
reason, newever, lor homing tne
hearing 011 the Kohala mountains
reservation at Honolulu, was be
cause alt parties interested, princi
pally the Bishop Estate, resided in
Honolulu. Of course, the same
condition does not hold true per
haps regarding the Nottli Hilo re
serve, aud I have no doubt the
Governor and the members of the
Board will be glad to accede to the
wishes of the Hilo public in this
respect and hold a public hearing
At the suggestion of the Fores
ter, Sheriff J. C. Searle posted in
every district within the Island a
large placard of Warning as follows:
"All persons are requested to ex
ercise great care in burning fields,
patches, or stacks of grass, etc.,
during the excessive dry season,
which may be liable to spread to
growing timber or crops. Any
person found guilty of willfully or
maliciously violating the law in
this respect will be promptly prose
cuted." This notice was printed
in four languages, English, Portu
guese, Hawaiian and Japanese.
Although the present danger
has passed, this action was
taken as an excess of caution in
order to prevent a recurraucc of
forest fires during the dry weather.
THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHART
MAILS ARRIVE IN HONOLULU AND DEPART AS FOLLOWS:
S. M. T. W.
3 D I tAornngi
in An 41 Siberia
; 12 13 14x 10
; 19 20 "Si
! 26 I 27 1" 28 I 29
Vessels whose names appear OVER the date ARRIVF. from the Const.
Vessels whose names appear 11I5LOW the dale DEPART for the Const.
Destination f Vessels () To Snn Francisco; (f) To Colonies; (t) To
Victoria; II. C; (J) To Yokohama.
S. S. Kinau departs from Hilo for Honolulu every Friday at 10:00 a. 111.
S. S. Manna Loa'small closes in Hilo on Saturdays and Tuesdays marked
(x) at 3:15 p. in., arriving in Honolulu at daylight three dnys Inter.
Notice of Election.
At a meeting of the share holders of the 1
L. Turner Co., Ltd., held at the office of
the company, Hilo, 011 February 27, 1905,
the following officers were elected to
serve for the ensuing year:
President, C. C. Kennedy,
Vice-President, A. Lindsay,
Treasurer, N. C. Willfong,
Secretnry, K. F. Mackie,
who, with A JIumburg and L. Turner,
constitute the board of Directors.
KEITH F. MACKIK,
""" Assignee's Notice.
Notice is hereby given that Herman
LudloiT, doing business under the name
of Hilo Bakery on Walanucuue street,
Hilo, Hnvnli, has made a voluntary
assignment to the undersigned for the
benefit of his creditors. The creditors of
Herman LudlofTare hereby'requested to
file their claims with the undersigned
within thirty days, and any and all per
sons indebted to the said Herman Ludloff
arc requested to call and pay the same at
once to the undersigned. All claims
against said II. Ludloff must be certified.
Assignee of II. LudloiT.
Hilo, Hawaii, February 161I1, 1905.
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for appearance and durability. You can't
afford to economize in eye care beyond
the point of safety. Our prices are right
and nowhere less for services rendered.
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