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THR WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, 1111.0, HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1905.
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TUESDAY, - MARCH at, 1905.
Kntcied nt the Postofficc nl Hilo, Ha
waii, as second-class itinltcr
PUnUSIIKD HVKHV TUKStlAV.
J. Casti.15 Ridoway - Editor
D. W. MAksii liusiuess Manager.
KIND STIM'.I'.T SlUF.nAI.K.
Legislators often exhibit nn
amazing infirmity in evading antc
clcction promises. To tliose skilled
in the art of evasion, the enactment
of n law through which one can
drive "a coach and four," is a sim
ple and perfunctory act. The
house has passed with slight modi
fication, the county bill as drafted
by the County Act Commission.
The bill provides for the election of
boards of supervisors, in accordance
llnlihrln Hhjr Andrews Arbitrarily
ln (lc tint eiiuiitrcK.
A representative nC the TnniUNU culled
nn It. I), H.tldwin, Commissioner of
Street Lines mid Grades, In regard to mi
Item appearing In tlic Thursday paper
ahoul n icpllltion of the 'K1iij sliect
fnrcc." fcferrini! to the dlfTerence in
grades of the sidewalks on King street,
tienr the Police Station. Mr. Baldwin
Insists Ills department or the government
are not to blame for the difference hi
grade established there.
"The local Commission of Street Lines
and Grades," said Mr. ll.ddwin, "con
slsts of the Superintendent of Public
Works, the Assistant Superintendent, and
n representative of the Survey Depart
ment. I am tlie only resident Commis
sioner here, and before fixing upon any
street line or grnde .1 usually consult
with Hnghiccr G. H. Gere of thoPnbllc
Works Department and the Road Hoard.
Tills was done, and King street was es
tablished on a three percent grade, which
Is a common grade for streets crossing
wide thoroughfares such as llridgc street.
When the former Ko.ul Hoard undertook
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A .liiimuoso Opinion or (he .Modern
All the readers of the Tkiiiunk
do not subscribe to the Japanese
newspaper and frequently miss
some of the editorial and literary
gems which appear in the Japanese
language of poetry and flowers.
In the issue of the Hilo Shhnbun,
dated February 24th, a description
at some length appears of the Hilo
Armory ball, which took place on
the evening of March 22(1. The
following is a translation of the
I.ADIHS AND OKNTI.1CMKN COM-
At 8 o'clock last evening in the
Armory Hall, which has been
newly built near by the iMshtnarkct,
there was a dance held in commem
oration of Washington's Birthday
and the completion of the building
we remained much longer, we would
not want to go home at all. Then
I said, to the rest, "When you gtt
home, your wives will make you
dance lively." Then we all started
to our homes, but the music of the
dance was still in our heads. Sato
w.ts so dazed that as he was leaving
the building, he stepped on a dog's
tail, which made the animal howl
very loudly. Then for the first
lime Sato realized he was outside,
by the bark of the dog.
THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHART
MAILS AUKIVIt IN HONOLULU AND DItPAKT AS I'OLLOWS:
NOTICE to ENTERPRISE
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with the recent act of Congress I the work of cutting down King street. All of the guests who were invited
specifically enlarging the Oigauic
Act in this respect. Now that
Congress has given expression to
its views giving the people the
right to elect county officers, thcte
is no necessity for passing a modi
fied form of county government in
sections or by half a dozen sepaiate
bills. Give the people an honest
county law, including the power to
raise revenue and to support itself.
There should be no half way meas
ure. The public is slow to wrath,
but once aroused it is likely to put
ex-Sheriff L. A. Andrews, who was a
member of the Hoard, insisted that the
street grade be lowered so as to give a
level crossing at the intersection of
Hridge street. This made it necessary to
excavate King street u foot more than
was contemplated mid the consequent
lowering of the sidewalk and curb in
front of the Police Station. Heiug Sher
iff at the time, Mr. Andrews said that
with prison labor the sidewalk could be
brought to the proper grndc with little or
no expense. One of his prisoners, Fran-
cisco Lope, an expert stone mason, bad
just escaped jail, so that the change in
the sidewalk in front of the Police Sla
Hon was not made. Subsequently An-
SAILS FOR SAN FRANCISCO
FRIDAY, MAR. 24, 1905
its large foot of public disapproval I drews went out of the Sheriff's office, and
down hard on all sorts of crawling the unsightly appearance ol this side-
walk, raiscu twelve in cues nuove me
Members of the Legislature can
not do bolter than take for their
text the following statement made
by President Roosevelt in one of
his public speeches:
"It is absolutely essential, if we
are to have the proper standard of
public life, that promise shall be
square with performance. A lie is
no more to be excused in politics
than out of politics. A promise is
as binding on the stump as off the
stump, and these are two facets of
that crystal. In the first place-, the
man who makes a promise which
he docs not intend to keep and does
not try to keep should rightly be
adjudged to have forfeited in some
degree what should be every man's
ruost precious possession his
Tuimn is much truth in the re
port of the committee 011 varied in
dustries, appearing in this issue,
not only with reference to the en
couragement to be given the bana
na business but every diversidied
product, which it is possible to correspondent in the Maui News
street line, is the result.
"The change In the established grade
of the street was made over the protest
of Engineer Gere and myself, both ol us
favoring n crossing at n three percent
fall. The present crossing is only one
tenth of one per cent, which is practi
cally a level crossing. Mr. Andrews,
however, was n great believer in level
crossings, although the best authority on
streets and street crossings favor a three
per cent grade for the intersections of
streets of considerable incline crossing
main thoroughfares. There ought to be
110 difficulty in adjusting the sidewalk on
King street in front of the Police Station
to the proper grade, and had Mr. An
drews remained in office no doubt he
would have fulfilled his promise regard
ing the lowering of the pavement at the
point indicated. I confess that the side
walk on King street needs remedying,
but no fault lies with the Survey or Pub
lic Works Departments fjr the present
.MONEY IX IT.
Snys August lieu, IT Mill Would
Mountain Vikw, Hawaii, March
Kditor Trihunic: Since my
published statement concerning the
raising of a crop of cane has pro
duced so much comment, it follows
that I have been paring close to
tne place wnere it nuns, ine
produce here. "Hilo s existauce
is dependent on the sugar industry,
remove this and it at once reverts
to its original condition of a mere
fishing village. It is therefore evi
dent that any industry which will
supplement that of the sugar will
add so much to the general welfare
Sugar alone, however, will not lift
the town much beyond its present
Kvukv Republican member of the
Legislature was elected on a pledge
to support county government. The
Republican Territorial platform de
clared in positive terms: "We reit
erate our adherence to the principle
of decentralization of power and
demand the immediate establish
ment by the Legislature of county
governments throughout the Terri
tory. We will secure, if
necessary, such amendments to our
Organic Act as may he required to
enable the Legislature to enact such
legislation fully and completely and
upon approved modem lines."
Kiln (Jo llnigli.
Spreckcls Hall was filled with n pro
fusion of green color I'riday night, when
the Hilo Cotillion Club gave a dance in
honor of Ireland's Patron Saint. Ham
boo and evergreens covered the walls,
and at one end of the ball was erected a
large kissing stone, where the blarneys
received renewed inspiration. The mu
sic was Prof. Carvalho's four piece or
chestra and while resonant, it lacked
spirit and timeliness for a real Irish
dance. There was a full attendance of
Club members and many invited guests,
all of whom enjoyed the evening. This
is the last meeting of the Club under the
present officers, the annual election tak
ing place next mouth.
would be entitled to a reply if he
had the courage to sign his name.
In addition to my opinion that a
man writing upon a matter of
public importance who fails to sign
his name is a coward, I quote
from "Recollections of Abraham
Lincoln," by G. W. Harris, a law
student in Lincoln and Herndou's
office from 1845 to 1847.
On February 12, 1861, Judge
William M. Dickson, of Cincinnati,
whose wife was a cousin of Mrs.
Lincoln, was announced. The
greetings over, the judge got off
some rapid-fire questions, a number
of which, as also the answers they
elicited, I remember distinctly.
"Have you received any threaten
ing letters, Mr. Lincoln?"
"Yes, quite a number anony
mous, of course."
"Have you no fear of possible
attempts to execute these threats?"
"Oh, nol I reason that anyone
who threatens another man's life,
yet lacks the courage to sign his
name, is too cowardly to act."
The correspondent also fails to
give the names of persons who re
ceived $5 per ton (or cane delivered
at the flume in the Hilo District
from the crop of 1002. There are
no such persons. It is well known
that a coward will not tell the
There is money, good money,
for the small farmer in raising cane
if he could get a fair share of the
profits from the mill, which he
can't get and my original statement
shows it plainly.
assembled and were in the ball
room, which is a huge hall, being
over a hundred square yards in its
The tootn was beautifully decor
ated with international colors of all
nations, and lighted with many
I electric lights. There were ten
musicians making music on a cen
tral platform. Then there was an
eloquent speech by Mr. LeHlond,
some of which we cottltl not under
stand. All of the ladies and gentlemen
were sitting around the edge of the
hall, like flowers. There were
about four or five hundred, includ
ing Mr. LeHlond, young and old,
males and females. Some of them
were fanning themselves with fans
that glistened with light. The
room was filled with perfume and
the smell of fine cosmetics. The
beautiful young girls resembled
butterflies, with their long flowing
gowns, or walked like the graceful
lotus lily. One gentleman, who
looked like Lord Byron, had charge
of the dance. All the nobility were
there, and the scene was like a
stale ball the President might give
in the White House at Washington.
Among those that I saw there,
was a shoemaker, who but a few
days before had mended my gal
oshes. There was the coffee shop
man and restaurant waiters com
mingling with the rest. These
pedple were dressed in swallow tail
coats like the rest and were gentle
manly looking gentlemen.
When I entered the hall, this
was the vision that greeted my
When Mr. LeBlond finished his
speech, the music began, and the
gentlemen and ladies commenced
to embrace each other in the dance
which they call the waltz. Some
people might think this a rude and
wanton dance, but this is what they
call the civilized dance. If the
Japanese who are residing in Hilo
stay long enough in this country
they may acquire this new style of
dancing. Some persons say that
the Japanese dance is a very im
proper and obscene dance and that
the Kuropean dance is more en
lightened. When we go back to
Japan, some day we may be invited
by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
to a ball given in honor of the Em
peror's Hirthday. I intend to try
this new style of dance and embrace
Lady Hateyama (who understands
the American style of dancing).
Hut we do not know whether we
will receive an invitation or not.
In case we are honored with an in
vitation, we will probably find be
sides Japanese, Chinamen and
others dancing in this new style,
and if we do not know how to
dance this way, we shall feel much
As the time was approaching 11
o'clock, we saw Dr. Ktlshitna look
ing at a couple of dancers very at
tentively. This was a gentleman
holding in his arms a corpulent
young lady with leis about her
neck. They made a picture of
splendid manhood and womanhood
to look upon. Many eyes were
turned upon these dancers. When
the hour of 12 o'clock was arrived,
Mr. Sato said to me, "When this
dance is finished, we must be going
home," but the beauty of the scene
was too great mul we did not want
AT 12:00 NOON
Banana train for Obia will be sent
up Thursday morning. Shippers
are requested to have freight on
board by Thursday P. M.
R. T. GUARD,
Agent Matson Navigation Company
Vessels whose names nppcnr OVItK the date AKKIVIt from the Coast.
Vessels whose names appear HItl.OW the date DItPAKT for the Coast.
Destination of Vessels (") To San Francisco; (1) To Colonies; (1) To
Victoria; It. C; (J) To Yokohama.
S. S. Kinau departs from Hilo for Honolulu ivcry I'riday at 10:004. m.
S. S. Manna Loa'small closes in Hilo on Saturdays ami Tuesdays marked
(x) at 2:15 p. in., arriving in Honolulu at daylight three days later.
ny order of A. 11. Lindsay, Treasurer of
the IlamakiiH Soda Works, Co., Ltd.,
I will sell at Public Auction at
my salesroom in
Saturday, April 15, 1905
At 12:00 o'clock noon, the good will,
machinery, stock mid business of
THE HAMAKUA SODA WORKS C0 Ltd.
Consisting of in part as follows:
The Soda Water Machine, with l'orce
and Syrup Pumps, and Bottling Table,
all complete and in good working order.
The lease of the premises hi Kukiii
hacle, with good running water laid on
450 dozen Dottles and 225 Wood Cases.
One Delivery Wagon.
One Set Double Harness.
Two Horses and One Mule, all broken
Sundry Extracts, Syrups, etc.
For further particulars impure of A. II.
LINDSAY, or to
Ilonokaa, Hawaii, March 14, 1905.
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