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THE WEEKLY HJtid TktfeUNE, HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, APRIL, 24, 1906.
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TUESDAY - APRIL 24, 1906.
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PUDLISIIKD KVRRV TUltSDAV.
J. Wiikklock Marsu - Editor
D. W. Marsh - Business Mannj'.er.
Tint destruction of San Fran
cisco fell like n heavy blow upon
the Islands. The business and
social relations ofthetwoareclosdy
intertwined. Whatever property
loss there may be, whatever incon
venience and interruption may
result to business is scarcely to be
considered in the auxtcty felt for
relatives and friends. Fortunately
the earthquake would arouse the
sleeping and afford opportunity of
escape from fire; and the disaster
occuring at such an hour would
wreck a city emptied of the mul
titudes that occupied it by day.
What the effect may be upon San
Francisco is hard to estimate and
it will require time to determine.
In rebuilding the wrecked district a
new San Francisco will be created.
That the city is in an earthquake
region, a fact before realized, has
been again illustrated by a terrible
object lesson that will have an effect
on the character of the new city.
The effect upon the Islands will
not be disastrous according to the
best opinion as obtained from the
leading bankers and business men
of Honolulu by the press.
Tint entertainment to begiveu
Saturday evening, it will be remem
bered is to pay off indebtedness
incurred in finishing the hall in
Moohcau park, much frequented
and enjoyed by the public. It is
an obligation the public ought to
meet and a large audience should
experience the double satisfaction
of helping a worthy cause and en
joying an evening's good entertain
ment. San Francisco, in its great work
of rebuilding, will furnish employ
ment to the thousands who by the
great catastrophe have been de
prived of their means of obtaining
n livelihood. Outside of San Fran
cisco, too, on the coast, there is an
insatiable demand for labor, so that
there will be plenty to do for the
industrious. The islands too, can
employ a large number of laborers
and such, Orientals especially, in
large numbers, can here find suit
H11.0 will have a high school
built of wood and not of stone, due
to the fact either that bids on con
struction out of the heaver materials
was too high, or that the appropria
tion was too low. Whatever the
reason, we get a wooden building.
Perhaps it is as well. There are
old-timers in Hilo who advocate
building of wood, as was stated in
a recent issue of the Tribunk. In
that item the following observation
was made: "In few localities are
earthquake possibilities taken into
account, as, for instance, San Fran
cisco, where, in its early history,
great damage was done to brick
buildings by au earthquake."
Tim Inter-Island Steamship
Company, in order to keep the ser
vice up to the demands trade and
travel developments put upon it, is
sending an agent on a tour of the
mainland countries for the latest
ideas in navigation aud creature
comforts for the traveler. Especial
attention is to be paid to obtaining
information concerning the hand
ling of bananas and pineapples, the
company's agent holding that the
production of pineapples will be
come the second industry of the
Islands. The agent says: "I want
to learn how the fresh fruit is
handled, aud I want to get on the
inside of the shipping of bananas.
It may be some of the troubles of
the growers on the big island will
be eliminated after we get our boat
into service." Hawaii and the
sister islands can furnish the fruit
in abundance and in quality the
best in the world. To solve the
transportation problem for fruit is
to develop an important resource
'for the Islands.
Merchants of Hilo report an
increase in the volume of business
since the first of the year over the
corresponding period of last year.
Perhaps no better evidence of the
fact that Hilo's population is in
creasing can be found than in show
ing made for lights, the amount of
receipts from which in March were
greatly in excSfef8f" those of the
corresponding month last year.
While many have left Hilo during
the past few years many who
were a great loss socially and finan
cially; a few, perhaps, who left the
country for their country's good
still the city grows, as the foregoing
facts plainly indicate.
On account of the fear of volcauos '
existing in the popular mind, the
Promotion Committee has decided
hot to send Hitchcock's painting of
Kilauca to the mainland for pur
poses of attracting tourists. The
argument produced by the Adver
tiser against using the painting
is considered good. "Tourists," it
is said, "do not rush to Hawaii to
see Kilauca spout fire. Instead,
they keep away. Holders of coupon
tickets from Australia, entitling
them to a stop-over trip to the
volcano, have been known to cash
in their coupons on hearing that
fire had appeared in the crater."
Not considering that there Is a
wide difference, in the character of
volcanos, talk Kilauca to a man in
California or further East and he
thinks at once of Pelee or Vesuvius;
or Krakatoa; ot Martinique, or
St. Pierre, or Naples. The Promo
tion Committee, therefore, on
account of such misapprehension in
the minds of most people, will give
the mainlanders the Hitchcock
paintings that illustrate Mark
Twain's beautiful prose-poem de
scriptive of Hawaii, and that show
the country as the tropic Switzer
land, with its mountains, crags and
leaping cascades, in clos proximity
to "the plumy palms drowsing by
the shore" where may be heard the
hcliool To Ho
The bids for construction of tbe High
School were opened by the Superintend
ent of Public Works in Honolulu on
Monday, April 16. The lowest bids were
those of E. Wery, as follows: Drick, $24,
518; monolithic, $24,771, and hollow con
crete, $23,907. As the balance of the $20,.
000 appropriation remaining for applica
tion upon the construction is only about
$18,000., the Superintendent of Public
Works has decided that the best
policy, under the circumstances, is to
construct the building of wood. School
Inspector King has been in Honolulu
and was in consulatiou with, and was
udvisor.to, Supt. Babbitt in the matter,
and concurred with him in the conclu
sion, reached after careful consideration.
Tbe idea of reducing the cost of con
struction by eliminating furniture and
fixtures from the estimate, trusting to a
future appropriation, was dismissed as
inadvisable; as was also that of modify
ing the plan of the building. As finally
decided upon, the building will be put
up exactly as originally planned with
the exception that the material used
above the foundation will be wood in
stead of,brlck, stone, or concrete. Plans
and specifications will be prepared by the
Hoard of Public Wo'rks department ns
soon as possible, the work of a few days
only, which will be submitted for bids.
The kind of wood to be used had not
been decided upon when Mr. King left
Honolulu. The exterior finish is to be
Superintendent Babbitt and Inspector
King also drew plans, according to the
ideas which their own practical expert
encehasapproved, of several school houses
for this island, as well as several for the
island of Maui, leaving little to be done
by the Board of Public Works to prepare
the same for advertisement. The school
houses for which the plans were thus
drawn are to be built soon, at the follow
ing localities, there being an $18,000
appropriation available for the purpose
at Paauhau, Kaumuuino, Pepeekeo,
Kaumana, Wuiakea-ukn, Hilea, Makala-
weua, Houomu und Hakalau.
Food Cnrgos For Islands.
The schooner Alohn was cleared from
San Francisco and sailed April 9, for Ho
nolulu, with an assorted merchandise
cargo valued at $43,056, including wheat,
flour aud food supplies, fertilizer, bricks
and sundry articles.
The schooner II. C. Wright also sailed
the same day for Mahukoua with a sim
ilar cargo valued at $22,353, consisting of
food articles, 440,250 lbs. of fertilizer and
90,800 feet of lumber.
The barkeutiue Iruigard was cleared
for Honolulu, and sailed April 11, with
curuo valued at $26,136, consisting of
food btuirs, 51,000 ibs. cement, 150,000
ll, of fertilizer and sundry articles.
EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE
WRECK SAN FRANCISCO
(Continued From Page One)
WILL l'AY INSllUNOE.
Honolulu, April 20. A. Gurrey,
secretary of the Hoard of Fire Un
derwriters, states to the Advertiser
that there is not a policy issued on
property in San Francisco contain
ing a clause relating to loss by
earthquake or volcano. Such a
clause is included in all policies of
fire insurance written in Hawaii,
an action on the part of the com-v
panics after the outbreak on Mauna
Loa in 1899.
"It may be estimated conserva
tively that the insurance carried in
San Francisco amounted to $300,
000,000," said a well-known in
surance man yesterday. "Ninety
per cent of the policies carried in
Sau Francisco are written on the
New York standard form, which
carries no earthquake clause. The
other companies would probably
not stand out in view of their small
proportion when it came to paying
As to smaller insurance compan
ies it is said by local insurance men
that they have followed a policy of
re-insurancc of late years, and prob
ably have no policies on the burned
L'UOHAllIiY NUT 1UMAUEII.
Honolulu, April 20. Hackfeld
& Co. received the following dis
patch at 2:10 from their New York
"We have no news of Williams,
Ditnoud & .Co., San Francisco.
Business, financial and most resi
dential sections burned. Damage
to railroad near Crockett confined
to Water tanks." (This probably
means that the refinery is all right.)
HONOLULU FINANCIALLY .SOUNH.
Honolulu, April 20. L. Tenney
Peck says that the returns from the
crop are just beginning to come in,
and as the money is sent from New
York, the destruction of the San
Francisco banks would not affect
our sugar income.
J. A. McCandless says that Hono
lulu owes San Francisco less money
that it ever did before.
SAYS NO CAUSE FOIt ANXIETY.
Honolulu, April 20. "There is
very little cause for anxiety," says
a cablegram from New Yorkj.re
ceived this morning by Vice Pres
ident T. B. Reynolds of the United
States Paper Expert Association.
Reynolds cabled for news of San
Francisco. His mother and brother
are there. His message was directed
to the New York office of the com-
HONOLULU HAN ESCAPED.
Glasgow, Scotland, April 20.
To Bishop & Co., Honolulu: Bot
tomley safe San Francisco.
The above cable was received
this morning from the father of A.
W. T. Bottomley of Bishop & Co.
and would show that Bottomley had
been able to wire Glasgow from the
shaken and burning city.
CONUItESS VOTES UELIEF.
Honolulu, April 20. Collector
of Customs E. R. Stackable received
the following cablegram:
President Roosevelt has ordered
the money in the mint given up and
Congress has appropriated seven
million, for relief. Worst over but
lots of fire yet.
ALAMEDA LEAVES: SONOMA COM
INU. Honolulu, April 19. Promptly
at 9 o'clock this morning the S. S.
Alameda departed for San Fran
cisco, it not being thought advisable
to hold her any longer. The de
parture of the Alameda was not
much different than usual, with the
exception that there was no music,
and perhaps the crdwd was a little
different in its conduct.
The Oceanic S. S. Sonoma is due
to leave San Francisco at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, but whether she will
be able to leave is so uncertain thnt
the local agents of the company
will not venture on opinion. If she
departs according to original plans,
she will bring the first full account
of the horrible disaster.
THE ISLAND FLEET.
Vessels In Sau Francisco liny
Tl 1110 or Karthqnnkc.
Three steamers on the Hono
lulu run, and six sailing island
craft were at San Francisco prop
er, or else in San Francisco bay
at the time of the disaster. The
The S. S. Sonoma and S. S. Mon
golia arrived several days ago
at San Francisco and the S. S.
Ncvadan made San Francisco a
few days ago from the islands.
The passenger liners were in all
likelihood tied up alongside the
wharves while the Nevadan was
probably across the bay at the
The barks Andrew Welch. Al
bert, George C. Tobey and Edward
May were in port or else were
at the Crockett refinery or on
the dry dock. The barkcutine
Corouado and the schooner W.
H. Marston were also in the
bay. The Marston arrived several
days ago with sugar, as did the
Coronado, and they may bnve
been at some refinery away from
the actual waterfront section of San
Francisco. It is by no means un
likely that serious damage may
have been done to all of the
vessels that were moored at the
wharves along the San Francisco
In addition to the local boats
there were other craft ubout'the
harbor and great damage is like
ly to have been done.
The mail schedules ftom San
Francisco are likely to be thrown
out seriously by the disaster,
and it is likely to be some time
before any vessels depart from'
that place. The Mongolia and
Sonoma, even if not damaged,
will beyond doubt be delayed.
Tho Kcfuutlhig lllll.
The House Committee on Terri
tories has made a report on the
refunding bill which is quite as
favorable as it would have been if
written by the Hawaiian delegates
themselves, says the Advertiser,
commenting editorially. The argu
ment made for Hawaii by its busi
ness representatives is simply re
stated in the report and our own
original requests are fully embodied,
except as to the time-limit upon
the proposed law, which, with the
previous assent of our delegates,
hes been reduced from twenty
years to five.
While the report does not signify
the final passage of the refunding
measure, it goes a long way to
help and it proves good work
on the part of delegates. The
unanswerableness of their plea
is strongly affirmed by a compe
tent tribunal. The rest lies with
the Senate committee, the vote of
both houses and action of a confer
ence committee. As for Presidential
sanction that is, of course, assured
by the advocacy, in Mr. Roose
velt's last message, of the re
Even if the measure should
fail, the interest excited in Con
gress by Hawaii's needs and the
information given that body about
conditions here should help in
other ways. Advertiser
No Placo For Pessimism.
Pessimism has all times, seasons aud
conditions for his own. Clamity howling
is a habit with some; with others it is a
profession. Some are unable to see con
ditions truly, through obliquity of mental
vision, and others refuse to remove the
colored glasses from their mind's eye.
Addressing itself to the great American
pessimist, the Washington Stur says:
'Although some people here at home
think that America is in a very bad way,
and arc wondering how soon, aud what,
the end tnuy be, the news of the terrible
situation seems not to have crossed the
Atlantic. Immigration figures are the
highest ever known. Eleven thousand
foreigners In one day! Twenty-five
thousand in one week. And they are
coming from England, Ireland, Russia,
Germany, Austria and Italy, The crush
is so great at the port of New York that
ships have to be patient about lauding
their passengers. Only five thousand
persons can be examined for admission
in one day. The pessimists arc in the
wrong country. This Is not the atmos-
phere for them
They should pack up
and seek other quarters, or else open
their eyes aud change their tunc. America
is all right, and despite a gray day now
and then, is the brightest spot in the
world. Our tribulations ure only growing
Several New Vaudeville Features
Will be Introduced. The Popular
Florodora Sextette will be Heard
AS WELL ASA NEW AND SPAHKLING ONE-ACT COMEDY ENTITLED
"THE FIRST TIME"
Following the entertainment
there will be n dance.
Embroidered Shirt Waist
L. Turner Co., Limited
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
In Proijatk At Chamuuks.
In the matter of the Estnte of ANTONE
DK REGO, deceased.
ORDER OF NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR ALLOWANCE OF FINAL
ACCOUNTS AND DISCHARGE IN
On reading and filing the petition and
accounts of Joaquin Carvalho, Adminis
trator of the Estate of Antone de Rego,
deceased, wherein he asks to be allowed
$309,16 and he charges himself with
$410, and asks that the same may be ex
amined and approved, and that a final
order may be made of distribution of the
property remaining in his lnnds to the
persons thereto entitled, aud discharging
him and his sureties from all further
responsibility as such Administrator.
IT IS ORDERED, that Tuesday, the
22nd day of May, A. D. 1906, at ten
o'clock a. ni., before the Judge of said
court at the court room of the said court
at South Hilo, Island of Hawaii, be and
the same hereby is appointed as the time
and place for hearing said petition and
accounts, and that all persons interested
may then and there appear und show
cause, if any they have, why the same
should 110I be granted, aud may present
evidence as to who arc entitled to the
said property. And thut notice of this
order, in the English language, be pub
lished in the Hilo Tribune newspaper
printed and published in Hilo, for four
successive weeks, the last publication to
be not less than two weeks previous to
the time therein appointed lor snld
Dated at Hilo this nth day of April,
CHARLES F. PARSONS,
A. S. LKHARON GIJRNEY,
Clerk oi the Fourth Circuit Court.
GO WHERE YOU WILL
YOU WILL FIND THU
Furnished IIooiiih for Html.
Large, nicely furnished rooms opening
on two verandas for rent very reasonable.
To be given next
SA TURD A Y
lhc2Stli, rpo6, at
under auspices of
the Hilo Board
of Trade for the
Tickets, including reserved seat, $t.oo
On sale at Hilo Drug Store
FIRST BANK OF HILO
Incorporated Under the Laws
Territory of Hawaii.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
C. C. KUNNKbY .Preddent.
JOHN T. MOIK...ist VlceiPret.
H. V. PATTI5N Jiut Vlce-Prei.
and Managing Director
C. A. STODtK Cashier.
F. S. LYMAN Secretary.
John Watt, John J. Grace,
C. 8. Smith, A. T.lndaay,
Wm.l'ullw, W. H.Shlptuan,
DRAW EXCHANGE ON
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
Rented by the taonth or "Vear. Par
ticulars on Application.
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Houses Wired and
In accordance with the rules of the No
tiounl Hoard of Fire Underwriters.
A complete stock of
Fixtures, Shades, Table, lied nnd Desk
Lamps, etc., always on lidud.
Fan Motors . . . 910
Fan Motors, swivel frame
Sewing Machine Motor 20
Power for operating them $1 a month
Installation charged extra.
Estimates furnished on all classes ot
Electrical Work and Contracts taken to
install apparatus complete.
The house now occupied by Mrs. Gere,
Inquire of DR. HAYES.
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