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rim WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HII.O, HAWAII, TUESDAY, APRIL n, 1905.
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TUESDAY, - Al'RII, n, KJ05.
Kilteudnt llic t'oslollice nl Hilo, Hit
Willi, an second-clans matter
l'UIII.ISItltl) KVKKV TUHSIiaV.
J. Casti.i Rinr.WAY Editor
1). W. MAKSlt lluslness Manager.
It is a short .sighted policy to
deny to the members ofthcllilo
volunteer Eire Department the long
established exemption from personal
taxes. The loss of ?2oo in taxes
would not compensate for the possi
ble loss that might occur from a
scVious fire within the fire limits of
Hilo. because of no fire department.
Members of the legislature appear
to labor under the impression that
it is the duty of eery citizen to
. assist at a fire, but when there is
no organization or level head in
charge of the fire, the possibilities
of the flames spreading to adjoining
property are greatly increased. Eew
persons really delight in lending a
hand to push the hose ctrt or tug
at the rope of a heavy engine
when an alarm of fire is sounded.
The Hilo Fire Department is now
splendidly equipped, the members
are loyal and well trained. Fort
nightly fire drills have made the
department prompt and efficient,
equal almost to any paid company
of men. The fire fighters are quick
to respond to an alarm and lose no
time in getting the engine under tlie development of your communi
actiou. If the members were a paid ty
company, tlie expense would be tar
greater than the insignificant saving
in taxes which the men would
The members of the Hilo Fire
Department serve without pay, and
the paltry five dollars a year per
sonal lax, which is donated to them
in a small measure only shows the
appreciation of the public for their
services. Property owners who do
not want to sec the local company
disband and the rates of insurance
increase, should join in an appeal
to the legislature to continue this
clause in the Tax bill which it is
sought to have omitted. If other
volunteer departments are to be
started on Maui and elsewhere, a
similar exemption can be made for
the benefit of their members, but
tlo not let us be parsimonious in so
important a matter.
BRAINS AT A DISCOUNT.
Tin; teachers of the Territory
should make a united appeal to the
legislature for an increase iu salaries.
The cut which was made two years
ago by the Hoard of Education was
mwirrniitP.1 fiii.i limntt. Tl.
teachers' side is based upon plain
principles of justice. It should not
need to be stated. If selfish mo
tives rule in such matters the needs
of the community suffice to warrant
an immediate grant of the teachers'
request. It is monstrously unjust
to ask n woman or a man to devote a
lifetime to a work which leaves no
opportunity for change to other
lines, and which calls for the most
painstaking effort and a conscien
t ous application to a nerve-racking
task. The responsibility for the
formation of the character of the
rising generation depends upon pro
ficiency iu the shool room. To re
quire these instructors of the na
tion's youth to serve year in and
year out for less pay than the least
skilled laborers receive and with no
prospects of betterment is a disgrace
to the Territory which permits it.
CAPT. NIIII.ACK says the people i
will grow accustomed to the mourn
ful dirge of the whistling buoy now
in I lily haibor, like the upright ci
tizen grows accustomed to death
and taxation. Hut in the meantime,
Hkcausk a man advocates street
Signs for the guidance of the way-1
farer, it should not be accepted as !
prinm facia evidence that he cannot I
find hi way home from the club I
., . ., . . . !
without the u s.gn boards.
SiiHKii'i' SiiAKi.K has been
first toailopt the sign boaid and
frequenters of the Court House
grounds are met with the symbolic
tyuwls "Keep Off the Glass,"
TIIRUE TO ONE.
Tiihkh is much to commend it
self in the cflbrt of Representative
Smith and Senator Paris to divide
the island of Hawaii into two sena
torial districts instead permitting
the inconsistency of having all the
senators from one side of the island.
At present with largest population
and voting strength, East Hawaii
has only one senator in the upper
body, whileWest Hawaii have three
senators to look oftcr their interests.
If the windward side of Hawaii did
not have such a good senator in the
person of Senator John T. Brown,
we would have no recognition what
ever. 1 he tables may he turned in
a course of two years, and West
Hawaii may sec a reverse order ol
things. So the proposition com
mends itself with an equal force to
both sides of the island where equal
representation and honest legisla
tion is desired.
Kiviti' your dollars in circulation
in your own community and you
are likely to find a few of them in
your own pocket later. Send them
to out-of-town tradesmen and they
are gone for good.
By iiKLPiNO the lindustrics of
the community in which you live,
you are helping yourself and all
depending upon you for support.
l'ATROMZK your home paper. It
can be made an important factor in
l'ostmnstor Desha Installed.
Postmaster George h. Desha arrived by
the Kln.ui on Wednesday last to assume
the duties of his new job and to find thnt
the office was hi n Iwdly crippled condi
tion. Miss Marlin, the assistant post
master, mid Mailing Clerk G. W. Weight
both lis.gncd their positions on April ist
without notice to Postmaster Desha, and
upon his arrival in Hilo last Wednesday
night he found that former Postmaster
Madeira was preparing to leave on the
return trip of the Kitmu.
Mr. Desha was much surprised to find
the office force in such a demoralized
condition, and with the large coast mail
arriving by the Kinau for distribution he
was almost powerless to act without ade
quate and experienced clerks, However,
both Mr. Madeira and Mr. Weight volun
teered their services, and by working
until a late hour Weduesday night the
public were enabled to receive their mail
promptly. Mr. Desha said:
"I relied on keeping Mr. Weight in the
postofiicc, and, In fact, offered him the
position of assistant postmaster, but hav
ing received nn offer of n better job with
the railroad he has taken It. I am very
sorry, because he was n valuable clerk.
He has agreed to assist on the heavy
coast mails received nt night until the
new clerks nrc broken Iu. I have op-
pointed Charles Sicmsen nsslstnut post
,nsl;r lo ""ccced Miss Marlin, nnd Her-
",a UMofC nS tmp clerk. Of COUWC,
all the detnils of the office are new to
both of these gentlemen, as well ns my
self, but they are rapidly acquiring nn
intimate knowledge of the office routine,
and I earnestly hope the public may be
considerate Iu any criticisms they have to
make, bearing in mind that wc arc doing
the best we can. Mr. Madeira was a very
competent official, and, aside from the
crippled office force left the office iu very
fine condition. I shall strive to maintain
the service which the public has received
nt the hands o( my predecessor."
lloth Mr. Sieiuseu and Mr. I.udlofT re
ceived the endorsement of the Republi
can District Committee. Ilesides these
applicants, there were Joe Caceres, II. H.
Drown, Jr., and Charles llrickwood Ly
man who sought positions under the new
postmaster. The executive committee
hold that federal positions are outside of
their jurisdiction, but certified to the Re
publicanism of the candidates named
without naming u choice.
Hilo (ietis Foir Mirnnl.
Capt. A. P. Niblnck, of the U.S. Light
House Sertccc, Honolulu, sent up last
week on the the Steamer Kaiulaiil two
''"oy for Hilo bay and harbor. Judging
from the new buoy stationed nt the ex
treme northern end of llloude Reef, at
the mouth of the harbor, the federal au
thorities mc laboring under the impres
sion that the Hilo coast is fog infested,
for the former dun buoy marking the en
trance to the harbor has been displaced
by a whistling buoy. The incessant
till! twli tl If Stftllit 1il(ii llntt liftaiti I11..1..I t..
,.,,,... of ,, ,, ,.,,, ,,,,
tie Mnmi hours of the day midnight. The
intermittent mournful sound has been
described by some ns the moaning ofthe
wind, or n i.iGk cow. the toot of j,,,,n.
uese fisherman's horn or a steamer iu (lis-
pMIe wth iem.s Jwve
difficulty in driving the sound from their
heads and the radius of its power rises
with the strength ofthe wind which blows
the sound inland five miles or more. The
buoy was located under the direction of
Pilot 1'itsgernld, acting under instruc
tions from Cnpt, Niblnck,
MK.V.NT SOMIM'lllNd I.I.SI;.
Senator llnwn Says lin Was .Not
Cnrrrcil lijr Other Senators.
Tlic publication of Senntor John T.
Hrown's Idler mlrcsscd to the lln ird of
Trnilc, which appeared lit last week's i
stte of the Tkiiiunh, tins brought n storm
of protests against himself by members
who were said to be bulldozing him.
"I never s.dtl n word to Scuntor llrown
about the county net In my life," said
Palmer Woods. "I did sny on the floor
of the Semite thnt I would vote ngnlust
the bill if it contniucil the two county
provision. And Chnplnin Desha of the
House told me thnt the one county n
memhncut would be curried through the
House If I would ngreee on nn e(uitnhle
division of the Supervisors. Hut, to
llrown, I never wild n word. All thnt I
ever sain mat lie couui nave lienril, was
on the floor."
SenntorJ. 1). Paris, whose name was al
so mentioned in lue letter comes out
with n strong denial. He Is reported n
saying: "I never talked to llrown pri
vately nliout the county bill at nil. I
said on the floor of the Senate that it
would be suicidal to make 1 In wall Into
two counties that the people would be
hanging a mill stone nbout their necks.
Hut I have never said n word to llrown,
nor to anybody else that I did not say In
the open on the floor."
Geo. K. I.owe, who It nppenrs wrote
the letter nt Senator llrown 's dictation,
comes out with n very plausible cxplaua-
tton. lie writes mi open letter in which
"Some time last week Senator John T.
BrWn came to my house nnd asked me
to do him a favor by answering the Hilo
Hoard of Trade's letter by addressing the
secretary, H. Vicars.
"He dictated to me in Hawaiian.
When I got through with my shorthnud
lesson Moudny evening I went home nnd
sat down lo write a letter to the said
"I could nut find the letter Senator
Drown dictntcd lo mc, so I lost no time iu
searching for it, nnd wrote the best I
could remember. Tuesday morning I
did not meet him at the New Kuglatid
Ilakery, as I calculated, and have it com
pared; so I went to my work. '
"About 10:30 thnt morning I sent the
letter to Senator llrown by someone to
the Senate. And that's nil I know.
"In comparing the letter I wrote, how.
ever, nnd the original Hawaiian letter
held by Drown, I found my letter was
"Therefore, by tins, I wish to acknowl
edge my mistake; because Senator Drown
did not dictate anything lo mc about be
ing coerced by Senators Paris and Woods,
and I know that I did not once use the
word 'coerce' or 'coercion in the letter I
wrote. GEO. K. LOWE.
April 3, '05."
Wuhikcn Social Settlement.
A few items regarding the work
of the Waiakea Social Settlement
may be of interest to its friends and
The dispensary is a leading
feature of the work. Miss Sloper
reported that, for the mouths of
December, January, February and
March, the average daily calls have
been respectively thirty, ten, six
and six, the patients being mostly
children. The large number of
cases iu December was due mainly
to a prevailing skin disease which
is now under control. Dr. Stow
has responded about fifty times to
Miss Sloper's call, to treat cases
outside of a nurse's domain.
Miss Sloper is cognizant of but
three deaths at Waiakea during the
four months. Two of these were
infants and the third a Hawaiian
woman who died of penutnonia.
In spite of the fact that it is a
long time since Christmas, the Sun
day School is exceedingly well at
tended. During each week, the reading
room is open one afternoon for
children and one evening for adults.
A mothers' meeting is held on
Friday and a weaving class on
The singing class, conducted by
Miss Potter, meets twice a week,
and a band class, under the super
vision of Mr. Cnrvalho, has been
Miss Sloper endeavors to have an
eye to the general welfare ofthe
neighborhood, including an interest
iu the small boy who absents him
self from school nnd the resident
with mosquito-breeding propen
sities, thus proving herself a friend
nnd ally of both the teachers and
the sanitary officers.
While necessarily ninny discour
agements arise in a work of this
kind, there are those who have
faith to perceive n Waiakea of the
future clean, quiet, industrious
nnd law-abiding, a credit to Ililo's
I.I vr to I, en ml
What menus this tumble strange mid low
That ruffles all the statllid air,
These whispering of bkiI1s and "dough,"
Of things not wholly on the square;
With heelers rushing to and fro,
Is there a public grnfl to shnre?
Now, when it tries to get the line
Reform, the "busy" answer draws;
A County Hill of quaint design
Is told iu whispers ns the cause,
And men who havi- the rules down fine
Are drafting some strange local laws.
F.tcruul vigilance then some
Is still the price of honest rule,
And when there Is n juicy plum
A graflcr can the wisest fool.
Of comfort there Is but this crumb
Kxpericnco yet has still n school,
lly work of every scrt mid kind,
With promises mid on the stump
We down the grafters (In our mind)
And send them over to the dump,
And after all oilr toil we find
Them drinking nt the public pump.
To clinch n great reform is most
As hard a task as shelling beans;
What seems the substance Is the ghost,
If we could peep behind the scenes,
We'd see the King prepare to roast
livery bill his dethronement menus.
Kltiiiu Heparin res, April 7 tit.
Albert Homer, Dr. Frederick Irwin,
Giberson. Mrs. A. Marcelllno, Miss K.
Records, Miss II. Howe, A. S. Gage, II.
Deacon, Dr. C. L. Stowc, I). Zuleg, Miss
11. Zuicg, Miss C. Zuleg, J. McCandless,
K. C. Heulcr, R. Schmidt, Mr. nnd Mrs.
M. Schmidt, Miss M. Schmidt. K. A.
Hums and wife, W. C. llordcn, J. S.
Perry, Mrs. II. G. Hill, Mrs. R. Hill, II.
Pcntoii midwife, K. A. Ihirnlinm, J. K.
Ilaydcn, Miss A. Hetiter, P.J. Lindeman,
A. Norrls ami wife, J. Drownstein, Thro.
Wolff, Geo. Lycurgus, J. Vrecland, J. II.
Hare, Mi's Helen Severance, Mrs. P.
Pcnton, J. Dillon, J. T. McCrosson, Miss
Nan Lantvoord, Mrs. Knox, W. I. Ma
deira, G. P.. Alcott, W. L. nrynnt nnd
wife, J. W, Mason.
Rowland At Hilo, Hawaii, 011 Friday
April 7U1, 1905, to the wife of II D.
Rowland, u daughter.
One Koom Sclioolhousc,
Proposals will be received nt the office
of the Superintendent of Public Works,
Honolulu, T. II., until 12 o'clock m. of
April 24th, 1905, for constructing a One
Room Sclioolhousc nt Houunpo, District
of Kau, Hawaii.
Plans and specifications are ou file
with the Assistant Superintendent of
Public Works, K. E. Richards, Agent
Public Works, Hilo, mid with K. A.
Irish, School Agent, Kau, Hawaii, copies
of which will be furnished intending bid
ders on receipt of $5.00, which sunt will
be returned nfter depositing bid nnd re
turning plaits nnd specifications.
No proposal will be entertained unless
submitted 011 the blank forms furnished,
enclosed iu a sealed envelope, nddressed
to C. S. Holloway, Superintendent of
Public Works, Honolulu, T.H., endorsed
"Proposal for One Room Schoolhouse,
Honuapo, Hawaii," and delivered pre
vious to 12 o'clock in. on the day speci
fied. The Superintendent of Public Works
reserves the right to reject any or all
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, T. II., April 4, 1905. 24.2
lly order of A. II. Lindsay, Treasurer of
the Hantakua Soda Works, Co., Ltd.,
I will sell at Public Auction nt ,
my salesroom lit
Saturday, April 15, 1905
At i2;oo o'clock noon, the good will,
machinery, stock and business of
Till! HAMAKUA SODA WORKS CO., Lid.
Consisting of In part as follows!
The Soda Water Machine, with Force
ami Syrup Pumps, and Itottllug Table,
all complete and ill good working order.
The lease of the preinif.es In Kukui
haele, with good running water laid 011
450 doeu Potties and 25 Wood Cased,
One Delivery Wagon.
One Set Double. Harness,
Two Horses and One Mule, nil broken
Sundry Pxtrncts, Syrups, etc.
Por further particulars inquire of A. II,
LINDSAY, or to
Ilouoknn, Hawaii, March 14, 1905
THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHART
MAILS ARRIV15 IN HONOI.UM'
S. M. T.
2 0 JChina
0 IU 'Ventura
nn nt JManchr'a
23 24 2B
30 May 2
Vessels whose unities nppear OVP.R the date ARR1VH from the Const.
Vessels whose names appear IIF.I.OW the dale DISPART for the Coast.
Destination of Vessels () To San Prancisco; (t) To Colonies; (i) To
Victoria; II. C; (?) To Yokohama. U'
S. S. Klnau departs from Hilo fur Honolulu every Priday nl 10:00 a. m.
S. S. Milium Lon'sniall closes iu Hilo on Saturdays anil Tuesdays marked
(X) nl 3U5 ! '" arriving iu Honolulu at daylight three days later.
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Coif Shirts Cuffs
Dress Shirts Neckwear
Lawn Bows Lawn Ties
Gossamer Wool Underwear
Scrivan's Drawers Pajamas
Cugot Suspenders Night Shirts
Crown Suspenders Bathing Suits
President Suspenders Sweaters
Hosiery and Cloves
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