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TUESDAY, APRIL; 3, 1906.
Unteredntthe Postoflice at Hilo, Ha
waii, ns second-class matter
PUnUSlIRD KVHRV TUKSDAV.
J. WmtiaocK Marsh - Editor
I). W. Marsh - Business Manager.
A VALUABLE RESOURCE.
The climate of Southern Califor
nia exploited for all there was in it,
has paid that region and the places
made attractive and popular for
tourists better than any other re
source the state possessed. J. A.
Kennedy, president of the Intcr
IMaud Steamship Company, who
recently returned from the main
"The amount of money tourists
leave in a place is something of
which folks have but little knowl
edge. It is immense. What is
directly expended in hotels and
stores docs not show completely.
The bank exchanges must be
know to convey an adequate
impression of truth. An enormous
amount of money changes hands
through the banks in every Coast
city frequented by tourists."
Mr. Kennedy did not state for
publication what was the amount,
but it was known to be millions.
Honolulu is learning by its own
experience that tourist travel pays.
The promotion committee gives the
"Tourist business to Hawaii has
added nearly $150,000 a month to
the circulating medium in and
about Honolulu and the islands in
general. Another year the Promo
tion Committee hopes to sec this
increased to $300,000 or even
The Hawaiian islands have in
climate and what goes to attract
tourist travel, a resource that de
veloped may easily be worth more
to it than all of its products. The
islands have a combination of at
tractions unequalled elsewhere, of
climate, fruit, life, (ethmologically
speaking) the beautiful and wonder
ful in nature and geographical posi
tion. And of all these, the Island of
. Hawaii contains the most and best.
The improvement of transportation
facilities on ocean and land, and of
living accommodations here, will
attract tourists in increasingly great
numbers. It considering Hawaii's
undeveloped resources, Hilo has this
one to be put well along toward the
Thk Importance- of the" subject of
forestration, the Value of timber
commercially and ornamentally,
the benefit of forests as to climate
and rainfall and in protecting water
sources, is well known, especially
in older countries. In view of the
importance of the work in the
islands, the public here will doubt
less avail itself abundantly of the
assistance the Department ot
Forestry offers. On the mainland,
the protection of the forests has
been a matter of increasing concern
for many years as the timber has
disappeared. On the Island of
Hawaii, where, on account of its
physical characteristics, so many
and diverse kinds of timber will
grow, it becomes a question of
introducing according to the best
information obtainable, the kinds
most valuable and desirable, every
Thk Volcano road is a highway
of such importance as to be in a
class by itself, and to demand the
interest of the county and territory.
It is the route to the greatest attrac
tion on the Islands and is travelled
by hundreds ol world-travelers an
nually. It will be attributed to the
territory, in a degree, as an object of
pride or otherwise according to its
condition. It can hardly be ex
pected that the district of Puna will
be able to keep this road up to the
standard its importance demands.
Kids On Construction.
Local contractors (ire figuring on tbe
construction of the proposed Hilo High
school building, mid the fact that only
two sets of plans were furnished by the
Board of Public Works for the use in
Hilo of those desiring to figure on the
contract, lms made tbe plans in active
demand. Under the specifications, bids
will be made on construction out of three
different kinds of material; stone, arti
ficial stone and hollow concrete block.
The building will be tbe most ornamental
and expensive ever erected in Hilo.
Bids 011 construction close on April 16,
The A Setta indulges in some mathe
matical cnlcations ns to profits and losses
on sugar production on tbe proposition
made in reference to filing on Hakalau
lauds. According to the estimates of tbe
A Setta corespondent, at the price for
cane offered by the mill company a loss
will result to the planter of $36 an acre.
At this rate the loss on twenty acres,
the amount offered by tbe government
will be (828; nud on thirty-five acres, the
amount asked for by the Portugese, the
loss will be $1260.
This being tbe condition, one would
suppose the Pgrtugese woujd say with
the Irishman: "A small farm for mc, the
smaller the better."
Fivr Coreans have been sen
tenced to be hanged for the murder
in a most fiendish manner of one of
their countrymen at Kukaiau. Ex
tenuating circumstances in the case
are the fact that the Coreans were
proceeding after the custom pre
valent in their own country and
nittural to them. The murdered
man had .stolen camp money, and
under torture admitted the fact and
the further fact that he had lost the
same 111 gambling. In the eyes of
all Coreans this merited the punish
ment the murdered received. The
men immediately surrendered them
selves to the deputy sheriff evidenc
ing a realization of the fact that an
offense had been committed. Legally
considered execution is inevitably
justified; public policy demands that
society be protected by the as
surance that punishment will surely
follow crime; morally considered,
it is hardly possible to conceive of
any individual, even the most unen
lightened Corean here, who is not
possessed of the information that in
this country the spuuishtnent for
murder is death.
Pbrhaps nowhere in the world
' within the small compass of three
hundred miles is there to be found
so great a diversity of climate as on
the Island of Hawaii. Between the
sub-tropical airs of the lower levels
and the perpetual snow of Mauna
Kea, the moisture of the Hilo side
of the island, and the drought of
Kona, there is a variety to suit all
tastes and all kinds of vegetable
life. A farmer in the interior, near
the dividing line between the wet
and the dry, grows the finest of
timothy on a part of his ranch
where moisture is abundant, and
nfter cutting it hauls the green
grass two or thiee miles to a place
where an evershining sun guar
antees a sure cure for it.
Orcf Half or tbo Stdck HulisrJHbrd
In One Day.
Subscriptions for stock to the
Pineapple Cannery Co. were open
ed by h. A. Andrews on Friday
last and the following amounts
were subscribed on that day, as
Iv. A. Andrews 150 shares
C. C. Kennedy 100 "
John A. Scott 100 "
JohnT. Moir 100' "
F. S. Lyman 10 "
G. A. Pierce 25 "
D. E. Melzgcr 25 "
K. E. Richards 25 "
E. N. Holmes 40 "
Chr. Castcudyck 10 "
H. E. Keisey 10 "
Adam Lindsay 10 "
Henry Hayes 10
J. E. Ganialielsoii 10 "
Frank Medcalf. 10
T. Guard 10 '"
H. Vicars 10 "
W. McKay 10 "
Chas. Furneaux 50 "
A. M. Gabriuha 10 "
Josephine Deyo 20 "
Frances M. Wharton 10 "
Mrs. Deacon 10 "
and several others for smaller
L. A. Andrews has contracted
for about 15 acres of pines of next
year's crop and about 20 acres for
the year following. This is a
minimum of pines for receipt at
those times, for, now that the com
pany is organized, all available land
will undoubtedly be planted so far
as plants are to be had. The price
contracted for is $17.50 a ton for
1907, and $20 a ton for 1908, which
will net a high profit to the grower.
A meeting of the stockholders
will be called at an early date to
organize and elect directors. Fol
lowing organization, steps will be
taken toward the construction of
the canning factory which will be
iu operation ready for next season's
crop. It will require two or three
years to raise a sufficiency of plants
to keep the cannery running to
capacity, and by that time the
success of the enterprise will doubtj
less be demonstrated and a demand
be aroused for increase in the'
capacity. At a meeting of those
interested, Messrs. Lindsay and
Richards were appointed to receive
subscriptions and the papers are in
the bauds of E. E. Richards.
Progress on Construction,
Work on sewer construction, deluyed
for the past two weeks and stopped
altogether last week, for want of pipe,
has been resumed with a full force of
men, n supply of pipe sufficient to more
than complete the system to the extent
of funds available having been received
by the St. Katberiuc. The foreman in
charge of the work, under Contractor
Whltehouse, of Honolulu, who has tbe
contract for constructing the system,
says that funds will not be sufficient to
complete the system as described by
Engineer Cook to a representative of tbe
Triuunk recently. During the week tbe
laying of the main between Church and
Waianuenue Streets was in progress, not
rapid 011 account of a nine-foot cut and
some rock encountered. A force of men,
also, has been at work laying main on
tbe unopened portion of Bridge Street
between Hutchinson Street and Furneaux
Lane. Pipe is being distributed along
tbe streets, and work will soon begin on
Pouabawal at tbe comer of Volcano,
and the main extended on tbe former
street to School Street.
To Moot Territorial Olllcluls.
Messrs. J, S. Perry and W. Peruandes
went to Honolulu Friday to bold a
personal Interview with the territorial
officials in reference to tbe proposed
filing on Hakalau lauds by the members
of the Portugese associations. Letters
were sent by the Hilo associations a
week ago to Laud Commissioner Pratt
and Acting Governor Athiuson asking
for interviews, with the former on Satur
day and the latter on Monday. A reply
was received from Commissioner Pratt
by Wednesday's mail making an appoint
ment to meet the representatives on
Saturday as requested, but stating that
further concessions, Iu bis opinion,
could not be granted.
Transferences or Prisoners,
Deputy SherlfT W. A. Fetter and two
territorial guards escorted fourteen pris
oners to Honolulu by the Kiuau Friday.
The prisoners are to be turned over to
High Sheriff Henry for keeping in the
Oaliu prison. Among tbe number were
six convicted of murder iu the first
degree, one Japanese mid five Koreans;
one convicted of murder in the second
degree, sentenced to twenty-five years;
and two of manslaughter in the first
degree, sentenced to twenty years each.
Japanese Public Meeting.
The Japanese held n meeting in the
office of the Japanese association Friday
evening, iu reference to relieving the
sufferers from famine in their country.
Dr. Nakasawa, Dr. Niidate, Priests Ao
yauia and Kobayasbi, Rev. Higuchi and
others addressed tbe meeting. Audience
promised to contribute freely to the relief
of the sufferers. The Planters' Associa
tion have subscribed $2,500 toward relief,
Honolulu individuals have also subscribed
Tbe headquarters for the receiving of
relief funds on this island is in Hilo,
and contributions are to be sent to n com
mittee soon to be appointed.
An account of the collections nud ex
pendlturesof the committee in charge of
(he entertainment of the Oregon girls
shows that the total expenses aggregate
$151. This does not include the supper
"after the ball" which was paid for by
the young men escorting the ladies, Tbe
main items of expense were music, $33,
printing $36.90, halt $20, refreshments
and coffee and service, $61. $153 was
subscribed, $2 more than the amount of
the expenses, of which $14 has not yet
been paid, but it lo supposed to be collectible.
br.sulINf OF KiliAUlM 1K1,
And lliniciillles of Herald Editor In
"Caution. Persons visiting
points of interest in the vicinity of
the hotel arc cautioned against
leaving the trail, unaccompanied
by the guide.
The Volcano House
The foregoing notice was read
contemptuously by J. U. Smith last
Saturday night seated comfortably
before the big fire place of the
Volcano House.- But the next
evening he sang n different tune
and now thinks the warning should
be printed in raised letters and
illuminated by electric lights. His
chahgc of heart has been brought
about through a little expedition
he took with a Trihunh represen
tative to the bottom of Kilauea Iki
to see how it looked down there
and to get lava specimens to send
away. The descent was compara
tively easy, though the jest, "if we
ever get out of here alive," was
passed. In the ascent the Trhiunk
man, laden with a sack of lava
specimens, followed the line of
descent and arrived at the top
somewhat winded and having made
the places where, if your hands nre
employed you have to "hang on
by your eyelids," with no serious
difficulty. Looking down from near
the top, Smith was seen heading
for, and.close under a hundred-foot
rock wall. He was recalled from
his wandering to the correct way,
which was itself bad enough. Smith
thus described his, experience on
the return to the hotel, made
when he had recovered from the
exhausted condition iu which he
arrived at the top.
"I thought I had struck that steep,
dangerous place, when I tackled
and climbed up a perpendicular
wall and lauded in a hole in the
wall. Out of this hole, loose rock
crumbled and fell from time to
time, and below it the falling ot
rock has made a slide of perhaps
200 feet iu length.
I thought I could not return by
the way I came, and perhaps was
right since it is easier to go up a
steep wall of rock than down it. I
could not proceed 011 because the
rock was overhanging. I had no
desire to remain long in a place
where rocks might fall any time
and carry me merrily down the
slide with them. My pantaloons
were not built for sliding nud
might not last out. I therefore had
to shin along the edge of the de
clivity, testing each rock jutting
out of the hole iu the wall, some
being found loose, and sent bound
ing down the aforesaid slide, I
lauded finally on the opposite edge
of the hole. But my troubles were
not over, since I had to work my
way over untried ground and up
another steep cliff to reach the only
place where the rocks could be
scaled and where you the Tribune
man had your trouble."
When J. U. finally reached the
top he was exhausted but as soon
as he had sufficient breath to speak
groaned out "I would not go
through that again if a thousand
Oregon girls should want speci
mens." Smith now says that -when you
go to the volcano, besides "getting
a round trip ticket every time" get
a guide whenever you visit strange
places, every time.
to "Prevent forest tflrcsi
Several dangerous , forest fife's'
have occurred on Hawaii and Oahil,
in consequence of which the Board
of Agriculture nud Forestry has
fully empowered the Superinten
dent of Forestry, without further
action by the Board, to investigate
and prosecute any cases of violation
of the regulations to prevent forest
fires. Ad vet User.
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Hams, Bacons, Corned Beef, Saus
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All freight sen t to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers unless accom
panied by a written order from the cap
tains of vessels.
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Teachers' Literary Club.
The regular meeting of the Teachers'
literary club was held Tuesday evening
in me union bcnooi Duuuing. A paper
on current foreign events was read by
Miss Potter, of tbe High School, 011 local
current events, by Miss Mary Deyo, of
the Uuiou school. Mrs. Severance read
a paper prepared by Dr. Frances Walker
on the Dutch painters; Miss Josephine
Deyo, Supt. of the Union school, an
article on Lawrence Sterne, the English
essayist; and Miss Harriet Hapai, mi
article on tbe Hawaiian coat of arms.
Kliuin Departures, March liOth.
F. W. Milverton, Miss G. Forbes, J. S
Ferry, W. Fernandez, P. K. Goon, Miss
A. G. Foster, Mrs. A. Macintosh, Miss G.
Macintosh, II. Picker, Peter E. Tosh, C.
Hoy, Miss M. Gorduu, D. H, Hitchcock,
J. Lindeman, C. K. King, David Douglas,
A. II. Filers, V. Hurd, Albert Horner
and son, Dr. J. J. Grace and wife, Mrs.
O. T. Stlllii.au, Robt. McAlpiue, airs.
Notice is hereby given that M. Imai,
doing business on Front street, Hilo, as
a merchant, has made n voluntary assign
ment to the undersigned for the benefit
of his creditors. The creditors of said M.
Imai 'are hereby requested to file their
claims, duly certified, with tbe under
signed within sixty days from the date
hereof, and all persons indebted to tbe
said M. Imai arc requested to call at tbe
office of the undersigned and pay the
I. E. KAY,
Assignee of M. Imai.
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In tbe Circuit Court of tbe Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Havaii.
At CiiAMDims In PRonATie
In the matter of the Estate of KAMAKI
WAIWAIOLE. deceased, of Olaa,
District of Puna, County and Terri
tory of Hawaii.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed Executrix
under tbe will of tbe Estate of Komaki
All creditors of said deceased nre
hereby notified to present their claims.
secured or unsecured, duly verified and
with proper vouchers, if any, to the
undersigned nt Puuro, Hilo, Hawaii, T.
II., within six months from uud nfter the
date of this notice, otherwise such claims,
il any, will lie forever birred.
All bills due to said Estate must be
paid to the undersigned within six
mouths from the date of this notice.
Hilo, Hawaii, March a8, 1906.
HILO PINEAPPLE CO.
The prospectus of the alwve Company
hr.s been issued and generally distributed.
Pt rsons in search of a good home invest
miMit arc invited to investigate this op
portunity. Those desiring to take an interest in
the Company are requested to enter their
subscriptions before March 15,
L. A. ANDREWS,
P.O. Box 25 1 Hilo, Hawaii
WATSON NAVIGATION1 GO.
Direct Line between San Fran
cisco and Hilo, comprising tbe
A1 Steamer Enterprise
And tbe following Fast Sailers:
Ship FALLS OF CLYDE
Bark RODERICK DHU
Bark ANNIE JOHNSON
And other Specially Chartered vessels
make this trip with at least one of these
boats each month, carrying both Freight
The Passenger rate by the Enterprise
between San Ftauciscoand Hilobasbeen
reduced to $60.
For dates of sailing and terms,
(no. D. Spreckels 4 Bros. Go,
327 Market St., San Francisco.
G. II. PIERCE, Agent, Hir.o, Hawaii
Office at Matson Navigation Co's
Wnrehouse, Waiakea. Tel. 86 L
Waiakea Boat House
R.A. LUCAS & CO., Prop'rs.
WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HII.0
HAVE NOW A FLEET OF
and Small Boats
FOR PUBLIC HIRE
Insscngers and baggage taken to and
from vessels iu the harbor at reasonable
rates. Launches and rowboats to hire
for private picnics and moonlight rides.
RING UP ON TELEPHONE
Wolverine Gasoline Engine
Self-starter and reversible engine. In
practicability it is equal to the steam en
glue. Sizes from l h. p. upwards.
Uoats fitted with this engine or frames ot
any size to order. For particulars apply
to R. A. LUCAS 'Manager
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scription $2.50 a year.
Call at Tribune Office
Not "Knlny City."
The Advertiser In Its "Little Talks"
quotes J. T. Stacker tbusly:
Hilo needs rain. We feel better
when we have it. But don't call us a
Rainy City In any event. Why, I've
just lost an umbrella which was presented
to me nine years ago, I'll bet Honolulu
has no such record as that.
W. R. Castle, who left iu the Siberia
to join bis fitully iu Boston nud await bis
sou's graduation from Harvard, will
endeavor to enlist eastern capital for the
Kona railroad, by which cane lands nre
to be connected with the Kona Sugar
Co.'s mill. Advertiser.
Klnuu Arrivals, March 28lli.
G. O. Mitchell, D. Douglas, C. P.
F.ilder, A M. Hums, J. P. Silvn, Miss M.
Ilorgns, Robt. Miiculpiue nud wife, J. II.
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