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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1905.
HUIlI.lSllltl) IV1KY TUK8UAY
orricc, Kino HiRkiir, tin o, Hawaii
HiloTrlbuno Publishing Company, Ltd
Publishers ami Proprietors.
Presldeut C C. Kknnkuv
Vice-resident .. It K. Kichahd.
BccrctsryTreftsuter J. Cautlic Kiihiwav
Auditor A. It. ButroM
Directors U. M. Thompson, D W. Makii
Advertisement unaccompanied by specific
Instructions Inserted until ordered out.
Advertisements discontinued before expiration
if specified period will be charged as If con
tinued for lull term.
Chas. M. LeBlond
llanallsu, Japanese, and Chinese Interptelera
and Notary l'ublic lu Office.
Office: SKVltRAItCU BUILDING,
Opposite Cour House, I1II.O, HAWAII
C. Henry White
NAALUHU, - - HAWAII
i. e. ray
ATTORNEY AT -LAW
and NOTARY PUBLIC
J. L. Kaulukou
OFFICE IN TRIBUNE BUILDING
KEAL ESTATE, ETC.
F. S. LYMAN
FIRE, ACCIDENT AND MARINE
Waianuenuc Street, Hllo, Hawaii
W. H. BEERS
(KukHsU and Hawaiian)
Commission anil Business. Agent.
Will Act as Administrator, Guardian and
Executor. Rents and Bills Collected..
Office) with I. E. Ra. Telephone 146
To be opened Saturday, Sop-
tombor 16. Opposite Fish Market.
Short Orders a Specialty. Orders for Ice
Cream and Cake attended to promptly
and delivered to auy part of City.
Telephone No. 17.
A S. LeBaron Gurney
OPPOSITE SPRECKELS' BUILDING
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oahu, H. I.
Transact a General Hanking and Ex
Commercial and Traveller's Letters of
Creditissued, available in all thu principal
cities or the world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
islands, eltuer as IJcposlts, Lollectlous
Insurance or requests tor Exchange.
BY DAY, WEEK OR MONTH.
Neat and newly fitted, Centrally and
pleasantly located on
NEAR WAIANUENUE ST.
Facing on Court House nnd Hllo Hotel
Parks, A Millet, pleawmt retreat.
C. F. BRADSHAW
Dr. W. F. Kgau has been appointed
Territorial Veterinarian for the City of
Importers of live stock can tnnke ar
rangements with Dr. Kgan to inspect
animals to be Imported Into the Territory.
Address Dr. W. F. Kgau, 1115-1117
Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco,
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Secretary, Board of Agriculture & For
estry. Honolulu, Nov. aa, 1905. 5.3
LIVELY MEETING OVER HIGH SCHOOL SITE
AUCTION SALE OF AWA LICENCES.
In accordance with the requisitions of
Section 1335 Chapter 102, of the Revised
Laws of Hawaii, in re the sale of Awa
Licenses, and as further provided by
Act 32. Session Laws 1905, One Awa
License for each District of the Several
Islands will be sold at Public Auction
between the first and seventh day of De
cember 1905, each license to be for the
term of six months, from the first day of
January, 1906. The upset price to be as
For the District of Honolulu f 500.00
For the Djstrict of Hllo, 350.00
For the District of Woiluku, 350.00
For the District of Lahalna 135.00
For each other District 50.00
Licenses for the Honolulu, Kwa nnd
Waianac, Waialua, Koolauloa and Koo
laupoko on the Island of Oahu will be
sold at the front entrance of the Capitol,
at Honolulu, on Thursday, the seventh
day ol December, 1905, at 13 o'clock.
Licences for the Islands of Maui, Ha
waii and Kauai will be sold in the res
pective Districts of those Islands, upon
such day and date within the limit of the
time fixed by law, as shall be designated
by the several Sheriffs or their deputies.
Due notice of the date and place of sale
will be given by posters In each of the
A cash deposit of twenty-five per cent
of the amount of the successful bid will
be required on the fall of the hammer,
said deposit to be forfeited to the Govern
ment if the full amount of the bid is not
paid within five days of the day of the
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Treasurer, Territory of Hawaii.
Treasurer's Office, T. H.
November 35th, 1905. 6-2t
Will be received at the office of thr
Hilo Jail until 13 o'clock noon, Monday,
the 1 8th of December, 1905, for furnish
ing supplies for the Hllo Jail in quanti
ties as required during the twelve months
from December 31st, 1905, to January
The supplies ordinarily used for which
bids are asked are:
Beaus, white or bayo, per ino lbs.
Fresh beef, 10 to 50 lbs. per duy.
Salt beef, pork and salmon, per bbl.
Hawaiian coarse salt, per 100 lbs.
Common soap, Haw. or Cal, per 100 lbs.
No. 1 Hour, per bbl.
Hawaiian No. 1 rice, per 100 lbs.
Medium hard bread, per lb.
Irish potatoes, per 100 lbs.
Sole leather, per lb by the side.
Cheap tobacco, per lb. by the box.
Cheap tea, per lb. by the box.
Cod fish, Royal baking powder and
lard, per lb.
High test kerosene oil, by the case.
Fatal, per lb., from 300 to 500 lbs. per
Strong working shoes, with genuine
leather counters, per dozen. Samples to
be submitted for inspection with bid.
Strong woolen blankets, per dozen,
samples with bid.
Prisou shirts, prison pants, prison hats,
prison rain coats, per dozen.
All clothing to be made of Amoskeag
heavy denim and Amoskeag stripe.
All supplies to be delivered at the Hilo
Jail free of charges in quantities as in
quired subject to inspection of the jailor.
Tenders will be received and considered
on any one of the articles enumerated in
the above list, that the various bidders
may be awarded such lines of goods as
they have bid the lowest on.
Bids should be endorsed "Tenders for
prisou supplies for the Hilo Jail."
J. H. MABY,
Jailor South Hilo.
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Ltd.
National Cane Shredders,
A'ex Cross & Sons' Sugar -Cane
and Coffee Fertilizers
One of the largest gatherings that ever attended a mass meeting in
Hilo was present at Fireman's Hall Thursday night to express to Super
intendent of Public Instruction W. H. Babbitt tlleir views regarding n
higli school site and other school matters. The atmosphere of the halt
was fairly charged with incipient trouble, which later broke into a slorm
of words anil bitterness. At times tho debate grew almost personal, but
through the clever tact of J W. Mason, who was in the chair, all personal
feelings were subdued, and at the close of the meeting the contestants
shook hands, the losers in the controversy acquiescing in the will of the
J. W. Mason was selected ns chairman of the meeting, R. A. Lyman,
Jr., Secretary, and J. L. Kaulakou, Interpreter. At the request of the
Chairman, Superintendent Babbitt was called upon to state the purpose
of the meeting, which he did briefly and concisely:
"I have come here to listen and not to talk," said Mr. Babbitt in
opening his remarks. "The Governor has decided to reopen the discus
sion of the proposed location of the high school site. The Governor
and the Department of Education, whom I represent, desire to secure
the views of the Hilo public, who are interested in the location of a high
school site and other school matters. There are two things which have
come to my attention which I wish to mention. The first is the impres
sion prevailing among some that the reopening of the question of the
high school and other sites here is a moe simply to delay the building
of a high school. I want to say that that impression is entirely erro
neous. The legislature passed an appropriation of $20,000 for a Hilo
High School, and Hilo is going to have its high school just as soon as
it is possible to build it. (Applause.)
"In some quarters, there is another itnprcssiou, much more limited,
however, that an attempt is being made to railroad through a proposition
for the acquirement of certain property by the government, which cer
tain parties are endeavoring to dispose of. I know this is not so, so far
as the Department of Education is concerned, and that there will he
exchange of lands which is not advantageous to the Territory and in
which every citizen is not interested..,. The Department has no funds
for the purchase of school sites, but if de-rable property can be secured
for school purposes by an equal exchange for other lands in the hands of
the department, we are willing to consider such propositions. A num
ber of gentlemen have talked with me regarding available sites, but I
have committed myself to none of the propositions made I hope every
individual here will feel free to express his views, which may be helpful
to the Department. (Applause).
"In a word. I am here not to subserve the interest of any single
political party or parties, no single individual or association, but on be
half of the Department of Education and in the interest of public educa
Chairman. Mason called for expressions of opinion upon the subject
under discussion. There was a dead silee for an interval, when L.
A. Andrews started the ball rolling, by stating there wero two things
upon which there was a unanimity of sentiment in Hilo. The first was
the necessity for a high school in Hilo and the second the selection of
the Riverside lot as the high school site. T. J. Ryan offered a resalu
tion, which passed without opposition, stating that it wasthesense of the
meeting that the high school should be erected on the Riversede lot.
At this juncture J. A. Scott, upon whose face there was seen early in
the meeting a look of determination, arose and demanded to know of
Superintendent Babbitt if he believed the Riverside lot could accommo
date the high school and the present Riverside school?
"For present needs," said Mr. Babbitt, "yes; for future education in
Scott asked another question, which was where it was proposed to
place the Riverside school if the present lot was used for high school
This, Mr. Babbitt replied, was the very subject upon which he was
seeking information. He had pictured the high school's growth and the
establishment of an observatory, a commercial, a manual training and
agricultural departments, all of which would eventually need the entire
space within the present Riverside lot and possibly more.
Mr. Scott sought to draw from Superintendent Babbitt whether offers
had not been made for the exchange of land on the opposite side of the
street for the use of the Riverside school. There arose a chorus of
voices from the rear of the hall, crying "Question, question." The
Chairman loudly rapped for order, and as "an American citizen and tax
payer," Mr. Scott insisted upon securing the information asked for.
Mr. Babbitt said he had received numerous offers, which he then pro
ceeded quietly and in an orderly manner to lay before the meeting, illus
trating the various proposed exchanges by means of a map.
It appears that the Masonic lot, about which there has been so much
discussion, will not alone accommodate the Riverside school building,
and it becomes necessary to secure adjoining property if the offer of the
Masonic Hall Association is to be considered. There are tvvo lots,
owned respectively by Chas. Hitchcock and Harry Wicks, on the mauka
side of the Masonic lot, which are for sale, but the Department has no
funds for the purchase of land. There is another lot known as the Loe
benstein property, on School street, adjacent to the Union School, which
it was desired to add to the grounds of the latter school. Mr. Babbitt
read an option, received from D. A. Loebcustcin, in which the latter ex
pressed his willingness to accept government land, soon to be opened up,
of commensurate value with his own property, which he valued at
$1,700. Mr. Babbitt said the Masons sought in exchange for their
property and the Hitchcock property, which they would buy, a propor
tionate valuation in a corner lot at Waianuenue and Bridge streets, being
a portion of Block C. He had not committed himself to any of the
propositions named, but desired an expression of public opinion regard
ing the various offers.
Scott said he would advance the cash for the purchase of the Hitch
cock lot, and when asked by Mr. Babbitt if he would buy both lots, he
demurred. Mr. Babbitt added that neither lot singly was sufficient for
the purposes of the Riverside school Mr. Scott declared the govern
ment had pledged itself not to dispose of any portion of Block C, which
had been reserved as a site for a federal building. He thereupon pro
ceeded to read a letter from Assistant Secretary of the Treasury II. A.
Taylor, in which it was stated that the Acting Governor on August 30,
1005, had promised to reserve the lot in question for federal purposes.
Scott said that there had been a remarkable change in the attitude of
one of the local press, and he desired to have read extracts from the files
of the Herald three years ago and of today. This proposal was met
with a chorus of "No, no, no," "Out of order." Amid the shouts of
"Sit down," Scott replied that he did not wish to stoop to personalities,
but that the editorial in the morning paper was "dictated by a whipper
snapper." Editor Stacker jumped to his feet to deny the accusation,
and for a minute or two it appeared the meeting might break up in dis
order. Chairman Mason called for order, and when quiet was restored
the motion to read the Herald articles was voted down.
L. A. Andrews then presented a resolution in elfect endorsing the
suggestion of Superintendent Babbitt that the government secure upon
the best terms possible the Masonic, the Hitchcock, the Wicks and the
Loebenstein lots. Scott desired to amend providing that under no cir
cumstances should an exchange be made of any portion of Block C,
which had been reserved for a federal building. The amendment was
promptly voted down ami the motiou carried with little op'positiou,
S3ott then moved that in affecting an exchange with the Masonic
Hall Association, the latter should be required to give a guaranty that
they would erect a $30,000 building within twelve or twenty-four
months. In explaining the purposes of his motion, he staled that he
had been informed by v high Mason that the Association had no present
intention of building, and he did not care to see a repetition of the farce,
of the "gold shovel" enacted three years ago. Campbell demanded
to know what particular Mason had made such a statement and when
Scott refused to divuhe the party's name, said, "He didn't know what
he was talking about.', A hearty laugh at Campbell's expense was
caused by Scott's quick retort "He knows better what you are talking
about than you do."
T. J. Ryan delivered a speech on the question, advocating that the
Riverside school be destroyed if necessary, to make room for the high
school building. By a rising vote Scott's motion to require a guaranty
was snowed under, and the meeting adjourned in fairly amicable spirits
among the majority.
Puliation Defeats Mailes.
Honolulu, Dec. 12. Punahou wins from Mailes in Saturday's foot
ball game by a score of 11 to 0.
Slaughter in Russia.
Vienna, Dec. 7. It is officially reported that 80,000 persons were
killed at Odessa during the recent troubles.
Warsaw, Dec. 7. The police of the city threatened to strike. The mer
chants are fleeing.
Odessa, Dec. 7. The military engineers threaten to strike.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 7. Premier De Witte seems powerless to check
he revolution and lawlessness is increasing.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 9. The revolution in the interior is increasing.
Runs on the banks and demands for foreign exchange are growing.
Fifty million dollars have been withdrawn from the State bank and the
outlook is dark.
Senator Mitchell Is Dead.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 8. Senator Mitchell, recently convicted and
sentenced for land frauds, died this morntng from a hemorrhage and
complications which followed the removal of four teeth.
Senator Mitchell was born in Washington county, Pa., June 22, 1835;
practiced law in San Francisco and later in Portland, Ore. Was elected'
to the United States Senate for two terms from 1873 to 1879 and from
1885 to 1S91, and was serviug a third term, which would have expited
in 1907, when he died.
Annexation To Be Extended.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 6. A resolution has been introduced pro
viding for the annexation of San Domingo and llayti.
To Separate Church and State.
Paris, Dec. 6. The Senate has adopted the act providing for the sep
aration of the church and state, to become effective immediately.
English Language To Be Official.
Washington, Dec. 6. The Philippine Commission has decided that
after five vears English shall be the official language of the Philippines.
Millions for the Canal.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 6. Unauiuious consent has been given to
the consideration of a bill appropriating $165,000,000 for the Panama
Assaulted in Canada.
Quebec, Can., Dec. 6. Sara Bernhardt, the famous French actress,
has been rotten-egged in the streets as a result of uncomplimentary in
terviews about the Canadians.
De Witte May Resign.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 6.- Wiltes' faith in the intelligent classes is
weakening, and a military dictatorship is foreshadowed. Lib erals have
commenced an agitation for the dismissal of the Witte cabinet.
Against Japanese Immigration.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. The California delegation is behind a bill
introduced in Congress today against Japanese and Korean immigrants.
May Yield to Powers.
Constantinople, Dec. 5. A majority of the Ministers have agreed to
yield to the demands of the powers, but the Sultan is waiting for the
uiianimotis consent of his advisers.
London, Dec. 5. It is stated that the modified proposal of the Sublime
Porte will be accepted by the Powers.
Roosevelt Favors Hawaii.
Washington, Dec. 5. President Roosevelt's message today urges im
mediate steps for the fortification of Hawaii, and says it is hard to over
estimate the importance of the Islands. Hawaii is too heavily taxed
I and the tax laws should be enacted setting aside for a period of say,
I twenty years, seventy-five per cent of the internal revenue and the
customs receipts from Hawaii, to be used as a fund for education, pub
1 lie buildings, military and naval defenses.
1 he President holds that the nation must develop the Territory on
American lines and no laws permitted admitting Chinese or a servile
class. The country cannot concede the admission to Hawaii of a class
denied admission to other States and Territories. Hawaii shall never'
become a Territory in which a governing class of rich planters exists
by means of coolie labor. The Territory must have the same basis for
stable citizenship as the continent.
Death of Judge Little.
Panama, Dec. 3. Judge Gilbert F. Little, formerly a Territorial Cir
cuit Judje at Hilo, Hawaii, aud lately in the law practice here, is dead.