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TUESDAY, - FEB. 27, 1906.
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PUnUSIIRD EVKRV TUltSDAV.
J. W11MK1.0CK Maksii - Editor
D. W. Marsh - Business Manager.
Elsbwhkrb in this issue of The
Tribune is published an interview
with L. A. Andrews relative to his
plan of establishing a pineapple
cannery in Hilo. The proposition
is receiving general and favorable
consideration. It is very evident
what the enterprise ought to do for
Hilo, .and it resolves itself into a
question of ways and means. The
sugar business is well established
and its problems are largely solved.
The fruit industry holds- out large
promises of success, which, wjth
proper management, win oe un
filled. The man who will organize
and carry out successfully the plan
to save the quantities of fruit going
to waste and to develop the industry
of fruit growing, will be a public
benefactor. The undertaking does
not seem to be difficult, nor to in
volve any important question other
than that of management. The
business of canning the pineapple
has really passed the experimental
stage: its practicability has been
demonstrated. With such a can
nery established, the manufacture
of other fruit products would natur
ally follow, to the material enrich
ment of th: people of the island.
Mr. Andrews has thoroughly in
formed himself about the project,
in all of its bearings, and will be
eiven a hcarinc by the people of
the island. As to the financial side
of the proposition, The Tribune is
not prepared at this time to express
an opinion. Of one thing it is cer
tain, however, that a fruit cannery
properly organized and managed
will be profitable for promoters and
fruit growers and will be a public
the fruit and other industries that
promise so much. With conditions
as they are, construction of a road
affording transportation facilities
for the island from field and town
to harbor ought to have considera
tion; with harbor improvement a
prospect, it becomes a proposition
that cannot be overlooked. The
island can make but lame and halt
ing progress without such a road.
Its construction would promote the
prosperity of the whole island, and
of Hilo, very materially.
L'ROMISINU HAWAIIAN HOUSES.
Tub Hilo pulpit, in discoursing
upon the text " Truth," subjects
the press (abroad and not in Hilo)
to some severe criticism. The Hilo
press appreciates the consideration
of the pastor in overlooking the
faults of the home papers, for we
cannot believe we are perfect. A
newspaper is the purveyor of the
truth, if not on moral grounds, at
least for business reasons. To pre
sent the truth is the underlying and
fundamental principle of its exis
tence, and no paper can thrive
without living up strictly to that
principle. A paper owes whatever
measure of success it may attain to
its ability to apprehend and express
the truth, whether it is in relating
local occurrences or expressing edi
torial opinion. And the public is
very exacting in its demands in
this particular. The press, gener
ally speaking, gathers the news of
the world with wonderful accuracy
and efficiency, and the public reads
and believes, and is justified in so
Tub A Setta, recognized as the
organ of discontent, publishes a
communication from T. J. Ryan,
in which exception is taken to the
Tribune's observation that Hilo is
making satisfactory progress along
many lines. Mr. Ryan says Hilo
has been going down hill for five
years, that it may have reached the
bottom, but will stay there if some
thing doesn't happen. There is the
proposition: Mr. Ryan is compar
ing the present with a most highly
inflated "boom" period. He is
right from his point of view, but
no one has a right to expect condi
tions due to special and extraordin
ary causes should continue. Hilo
is on a normal business basis; as
compared with other localities
under the same conditions, is prosp
erous and has possibilities enough
to work on to appeal strongly to
her ambition. Few cities have
more. Conditions that have mili
tated against the progress of the
islands are changing. We have
reason to expect much from the
reformed policy of the government
toward he islands as recommended
by the President. Let us not
magnify wrong conditions. It is
easy enough to find them any
where. Say, rather, what is equally
true, that Hilo is on the high road
to prosperity healthy and perman
nent; that will come, not through
adventurers on wild speculation
bent, but through development of
our resources, through manufacture
and commerce, as well as through
Yonuic Itaccrs (live Uood Account or
Themselves At lloolnla l'nrk.
Some Interesting races were missed by
the large crowd who did not go out to
Hoolulu Park Thursday, The young
Hawaiian bred horses made n very good
showing for thcmsolvcs and the races
were hotly contested and exciting. The
horses were not the best on the island;
they were younger animals and for most
of them It was their first public appear-
ance on the track. They are well bred
animals, however, and in time will be
beard from among the best of thetn.
Antidote, tbc hero of many races, was
alone out of the list of tbc well-known
horses, and he maintained bis reputation,
winning bis three-quarter mile run In
i,a24, making the half In 53.
The first race, three eighths of a mile,
was a good one for a starter. The horses
ran closely bunched, Strawberry, from the
Horner Kukajau ranch, pulling ahead
and winning in 42 seconds; Major, sec
ond. In the second race, half utile, Rag
Time, belonging to Robt. Horner, should
have won from the lead he got but was
beaten by 1'unaluu, n Mallard colt, own
ed by F. Roderigucz, time 56)$; Rag
Jack Pull ran tbc next race, a half
mile, in 57' but the judges required it
to be run again, and Easlerday, from the
Horner ranch, won; time 54; Jack Pull,
The next event, a half mile race, be
tween Good Boy, Joe D and Harry II, all
from the Horner ranch, was a pretty race;
won by Joe D in 6i)(; Good Boy, second.
Water ford, belonging to the Volcano
Stables, won the next race, a half mile,
in 62 seconds against Annie and Pohakui
Probably the star race was that between
winners of all the other races. This was
a half mile and was won by Ikala, belong
ing to Richard Lyman, of Hilo, in 56).
The last event was a three-quarter
mile, between Antidote, Lyman's horsq
and St. Yusef; won by the former in.
i.aaU; the half mile in 53M.
A. M. Wilson, of Waiakea, R. Horner,"
of the Kukalau ranch, Prank E. Hitnc,
of Hilo, and J.J. Dowliug, of Honolulu,
acted as judges.
The track was slow, though in fair con
The horses are to be kept at the track
in training for tbe.Pourth of July races.
At that time a big crowd is expected and
some races in which the fastest and best
on the island will take part.
The appearance, or failure of appear
ance, of the crowd Thursday would in
dicate small interest on the part of the
To the Editor:
Ryan says Hilo has been going down
bill for the past five years.
"Indications indicate" that just now
business has an upward trend. The feel
ing among the merchants is better. Now
Is the lime for the newspapers, county
officials and all persons to do their best
("angels tan do no more") to better con
ditions, help each other and make Hilo
what It ought to be a thriving aud popi
ulous city, surrounded by smiling fields
aud fertile meadows.
The following words from President
Roosevelt's message should be kept at
the head of your editorial column as a
"There are obstacles, and great ob
staclcs, in the way of building up a
representative American community In
th Hawaiian islands; but It Is not in the
American character to give up in the face
of difficulty. Many an American com
monwealth has been built up against odds
equal to those that now confront Hawaii.
No merely half-hearted effort to meet Its
problems as other American communities
have met theirs can be accepted as final.
Hawaii shatl never become a territory in
which a governing class of rich planters
exist by means of coolie labor."
These are ringing words and strike the
keynote of democracy as it should be de
veloped in Hawaii.
Yours, etc., J. U. SMITH.
l'ormlRRion to .Widen Street.
C. S. Holloway has heard of the matter
under consideration by the board of
supervisors of changing the fence line at
the corner or Volcano and Puuahawal
streets, and anticipates reference of the
proposition to himself by writing to
County Clerk Pun freely assenting to
such changes, with provisos as follows.
"A rcmovnl of the fence on Volcano
street to conform with the street Hues
would extend the width of the street to
the ends of tbc retaining walls of the
bridge. The additional street space so
gained should be properly filled to make
the space available for traffic. On the
opposite side of the bridge, a similar
extension should be. made. I kuqw not
whether the filling would evolve upon
tbc Hilo Railroad Co or the couutv, but
a full width of street on one side with
out a corresponding width on the other
would seem to me Injudicious. I must
therefore base my consent to this
change on the extension and filling of
the Volcano side of the bridge to the
end of the retaining wall. I believe also
that to secure the advantages of addi
tional width, the planking of the bridge
should be proportionally extended."
"You are at liberty to reasonably alter
the Hue on Puuahawal street to make
it parallel with the opposlt side. I
would advise consultation with Mr. Cook
It is a quesliou if an electric
road in Hilo would not be a profit
able enterprise for some company
that would build it. A road from
Waiakea through town and to the
waterworks would have liberal pat
ronage, and afford a nucleus for
future extension. Power, an im
portant item to reckon with, is
abundant and cheap here. Electric
traction on railroads has been great
ly perfected, and in a country hav
ing the character of this, where
water power is plentiful for the
generation of electricity, electric
roads can be more inexpensively
built and operated than can any
other kind of road. A valuable
franchise, of, say thirty years time,
on streets desirable for the use of
the road, with liberal terms as to
time of completion of the road,
could undoubtedly be had for the
asking by a responsible company.
THE UIIAND JUKV.
First Under the Now Law llcsrlns
The first grand jury under the
new law assembled Monday and
was charged by Circuit Judge Chas.
F. Parsons. In the course of the
very able charge the Judge said:
"One of the characteristic feat
ures of a government by the people
is the participation in its judicial
administration of representatives se
lected, as you have been selected
for this service; and such partici
pation, as pointed out by at least
one distinguished commentator, is
an attribute of popular sovereignty
no less important than is the right
to share in making and executing
the laws. You are representative
citizens and residents of this circuit,
interested, it may be presumed, in
the maintenance of law and order
ill flip cnmmiinirv tvliprniti vnit r.
Hilo public in horses; the management! ,, ., . , , .
of the races, however, did not expect ulside' temporarily invested by law
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Next to a breakwater for the
harbor, there is not a project in the
line of public improvement more
important than that of providing
facilities for land transportation on
the island. In fact, the two pro
jects are closely allied. The chief
purpose of an improved harbor is to
afford facilities for handling the
products of the country aud of land
ing its importations for distribution.
Of what use is a harbor if there is
no means of handling the business
that it offers and affords? A road
around this island to handle the
business of the country in a modern
and economical manner is a need of
the present and a necessity of the
future. The primitive methods
now in vogue of handling the large
tonnage of freight on the island of
Hawaii, should give place to some
thing more up-to-date and more
saving of time and money. Load
ing freight by wire cables or der
ricks from cliffs when weather will
permit, or landing it upon the
same, will do so long as no better
method can be employed, but it is,
at best, but a temporary makeshift.
The question of transportation of
products here, as elsewhere, is of
transcendent importance. It is es
sential here for the development of
Meeting of Executive Council.
The executive council of the Board of
Trade met at 3 p. m. Friday. Mr. Car
valho, leader of the band, sent a commu
nication asking the Board of Trade to
use its influence toward getting the
Board of Supervisors to appropriate the
sum of $375 a month for the maintenance
of the baud. The council decided that
the proposition could be more effectively
handled through a petition of the citizens
and the secretary of the couucil was in
structed to so advise Mr. Carvalho. An
informal discussion of the pineapple
In the absence of Chuirman Scott, Dr.
H. L, Hayes, presided at the meeting.
The regular meeting of the Board of
Trade in the evening was not held on
account 01 the lact mat a quorum was
not present. A special meetiug of the
Board will be called for the evening of
next Wednesday week.
May llccome Urent Industry.
The Enterprise Planing Mill filled an
order for 3000 brackets and 2000 insulator
plus for the Hawaii Electric Co. of Hono
lulu by the Kluau I'riday. These
brackets and plus made by the Enterprise
Mill of the ohia of our Island have been
used by the electric company exclusively
for years, and the fact of their superior
qualities hes long been well established
here. The mill has scattered samples of
the Insulator pins from Boston to Manila; j the second best drilled;
and though it requires several years' time
to test their durability; eventually, there
Is reason to expect, they will meet with
the favor their merit demands, lu which
case the local enterprise will develop
into a great industry.
large crowd on account of the fact that
this is in the midst of the busy season 6n
Commeudntloii of llamakaa Tobacco.
Prom another distant source comes
praise of Hamakua grown tobacco, The
fact that the article receives the unanim
ous approval of experts on all aides
would seem to place the fact of its superi
ority beyond question and to place in the
distant background probability of failure
as a commercial enterprise. The follow
ing is a letter written by a manufacturer
of tobacco products, of Clarksvllle,Tenn.H
to a cousin in San Francisco of A. L-
Loulsson, proprietor of the well-known
coffee plantation at Hamakua. The
cousin of Mr. Loulsson, Mr. Lacbman,
met the tobacco manufacturer, J. C.
Kendrick, at the St. Louis fair, leading
to samples of tobacco from Mr. Louisson's
plantation being sent, aud the letter,
acknowledging its receipt, as follows:
CLARKSVlLUi, Tennessee, Aug., '05.
MESSRS. S. LACHMAN CO.,
San Francisco, Cal.
IIuah Mu. T.apiimav;
Since I bad the pleasure of meeting
you at tue World's I'alr, fat. Louis, I nave'
received from your cousin's plantation in
Hawaii, samples of very high, and
superior quality of cigar tobacco. By
some accident the address was misplaced
before I bad the pleasure of acknowledg
ing same. Will you please give me the
address of the gentleman, appointee of
the government, in charge, so that I can
write tituir 1 ne ijuoan variety grown by
him is excellent, and in burning qua).
uies, excels any tooacco 1 nave ever
seen And the Sumatra, shows that it is
at home in that soil. I am glad they are
growing those varieties so well adapted
to that soil and climate, aud which must
Erove more profitable than others woul4
e. Yet, I think, experiments should be
made with the heavier bodied, chewing
varieties. They will do well there, I am
sure, aud meet a full demand. I am
exceedingly anxious to write and thank
him for the kind remembrance, and to
give him my favorable opinion of his
product. With best wishes, I am,
Yours very truly,
J. C. KENDRICK.
MciIuIh For Militiamen.
On account of the near approach of the
time for regular annual inspection of
Company D, extra drills have been
ordered for the purpose of bringing the
company up to as high a military stand
ard as possible. The inspector is a regu
lar army officer and the militia compauiea
are subject to the inspection of the U. S.
War Department. Captain Fetter, in
order to arouse as great an interest as
possible in the members, has offered a
gold tnedil to the best drilled non-commissioned
officer, and a silver medal to
also two cold
medals to the two best drilled privates
and two silver medals to the two next
best drilled privates. The medals are to
be awarded by the inspecting officer oti
the night of inspection, which will lie
some time in March. -
with the right and duty to assist in
such maintenance by brintnnir to
trial all persons duly, and, in your
opinion, rightfully accused of the
commission of penal offenses against
the laws of the Territory. Several
matters of grave importance may be
brought to your attention during
your present session."
The calendar for this term con
tains a list of twenty-four criminal
cases, four of which are upon com
mitment (two from the District
Court of South Hilo, and two from
the District Court of Hamakua) for
assault and battery with a weapon
obviously and imminently danger
ous to life, for burglary in the sec
ond degree, for murder in the first
degree, and for assault and battery
with a dangerous weapon, respectively.
Slto For Federal Uulldlug.
The bill appropriating money for
the construction of Federal build
ings on the Islands provides for the
purchase of a site and the erection
of a public building at Hilo. The
bill contains a provision directing
the Secretary of the Treasury to
acquire or purchase a suitable site
in Hilo and to erect thereon a build
ing for the Use of the postofiice,
land office, United States courts,
custom house and other Federal
offices, the cost of the site and
building not to exceed $150,000.
It is provided that if there is a
suitable public site in Hilo the
building shall be erected thereon,
and in that event the entire sum
may be expended on the building
aud the improvement of the
grounds. If there is no such site,
proposals for the sale of such land
shall be advertised for, and sent to
the Secretary of the Treasury, who
shall have the proposed sites exam
ined by an expert, who shall inves
tigate and report. If further in
vestigation is necessary, the Secre
tary of the Treasury may have it
done by a commission, which shall
examine the sites and grant such
hearings as it may deem necessary.
After the commission reports the
Secretary shall determine on the
location to be used. The building
shall be unexposed to danger from
fire by an open space 01 iorty feet
on all sides.
Placed in the following companies:
Rates on Application.
Standard Life and Accident Insurance Co.
Prudential Insurance Co. of America
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society
English American Underwriters
Orient Insurance Company
Pacific Surety Company
Pacific Coast Casualty Company
Canton InsuranccOff ice Limited (Marine)
Accident, Fire, Life, Sickness,
Marine, Plate Glass, Elevator,
Employers' Liability, Burglary,
Team and Automobile Insurance
Surety Bonds ,
Representing Cash Assets
of Over 110 Hillions
HILO PINEAPPLE CO.
The prospectus of this Company has
been printed and is ready fordistrlbutiou.
Persons desiring opportunity for a good
investment are requested to look into the
merits of this business.
All who wish to get a copy.of the pros
pectus will please apply to the under
signed. L. A. ANDREWS,
I P.O. Box 251 Hilo, Hawaii
H. V. PATTEN, Agent
Direct Line between SAN FRANCISCO
Dark St. Catharine, Capt. Saunders
Dark Amy Tumor, Capt. Warland
Sch. W. II. Mnrston, Capt. Gove
For freight and passage apply to
WELCH & CO., Agents, San Francisco
Z. BREWER & CO., Ltd., Agents,
H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd.
SERRAO LIQUOR GO
L. TURNER GO.
Have received large line of Ladies'
Skirts from $J50 upward, and
also an assortment of Ready-to-Wear
Dresses at$L75, $2.00,
$2.50, $3.50 and upward........
Fit and Style of these Gar
ments are ALL RIGHT
An unusual line of "A. F, C." and "Red Seal"
Ginghams. Excellent patterns. 4
Prices dut to, a yard 9UC
L TURNER CO., Ltd
Complete Stock of Finest Table
Wines, Beers, Whiskies, Gins,
Brandies and Liqueurs.
Sole Agent for
Serrao Block, Shipmau Street
Telephone No. 7
THE UNION SALOON
Always on Haud:
Of Wines, Liquors, Beers
Mixed Drinks a Specialty
Draught and Bottled
PR I MO AND
lOo Por Class
Telephone No. 7
J. G. SERRAO, - Manager
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Houses Wired and
In accordance with the rules of the Na
tional Board of Fire Underwriters.
A complete stock of
Fixtures, Shades, Table, Bed and Desk
Lamps, etc., always on haud.
Fan Motors . . . SIS
Fan Motors, swivel frame 8
Sewing Machine Motor SO
I'owcrfor operating them $1 a mouth
Installation charged extra.
Estimates furnished on all classes of,
Electrical Work and Contracts taken to
install apparatus complete.