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D. W. Marsh - Business Malinger.
In THU death of Alatau T. At
kinson, the islands lose a man who
for forty years has been a power in
the shaping of affairs in Hawaii.
Possessed of extraordinary powers
of mind and a wonderful person-
ality, (he exerted an influence, in
the schools, through the press and
in public life, that is continuing.
His works live after him.
Dr. layman in Chicago to have in
these far away islands of his youth,
so full of wonder and enchantment.
The book is well gotten up typogra
phically, though some of the numer
ous illustrations arc disappointing
to one having seen the reality.
The work will be found intensely
interesting by residents of the
Islands and by any one who pos
sesses an appreciation of literary
merit, likes adventure, or desires
acquaintance with nature as she is
to be found in Hawaii; or who
wishes to catch a glimpse of life here.
DEATH OF ALATAU T. ATKINSON.
Mnn Long Prominent In
Affairs In Hawaii.
Ka Hoku o Hawaii will begin
publication on Thursday of this
week. The English of the name is
"The Star of Hawaii." and the
Tribune hopes it may always shine
as the pole star to guide public
opinion aright. The paper will be
republican in politics, will be printed
in Hawaiian, and will have wide
circulation in the Territory. Its
motto is, "Alaua a hoolaaia i ka
Lahui Hawaii," "Dedicated to the
service of the Hawaiian people."
San Francisco now holds the
distinction of having suffered the
greatest disaster that ever befel an
American city, and the fact that it
was caused by a severe earthquake
adds to the impressiveness of the
occurrance. cuicago lorraeriy uem
the record with its big fire of 1871,
but then only zVi acres f territory
were burned over, compared with
about twice that aren in San Fran
cisco the lives lost were only about
200 as compared with about three
times that number in San Francisco;
while in property destroyed the
amounts are as 190 millions to 500
millions. In the terrible Lisbon
earthquake in 1755, now a matter
of history, 60,000 met their death,
though the property loss was only
A WRiTKR in the Review of Re
views treating of volcanoes and
earthquakes in the Caribbean re
gions says incidsntally that, "in
the extended range of volcanic
mountains stretching from southern
Mexico to Costa Rica a soil develops
from the decomposing lavas which
is peculiarly adapted to coffee-cultivation,
and it is truly said that only
from below the volcanoes can that
delicate coffee be had so abundantly
produced in Central America, aud
for which those regions have become
celebrated almost throughout the
world. Many of the coffee planta
tions suffer their full burden of af
flictions because of the angry vol
canoes, and we hear, at times, of
ruined crops, plantations buried
under ashes, and buildings des
troyed. It is only at times that
the volcanoes break out, however,
and in Costa Rica there has never
been any trouble from such dis
turbances." The character of soil
in which the finest coffee grows,
"decomposing lava," corresponds
exactly with that of ourlsland; and
the fact that the more or less suc
cessful experiments so far made in
coffee production have demonstrated
one thing, at least, viz: that the
quality of Hawaiian grown coffee
is superior, gives encouragement
that in time it will be discovered
that coffee raising is a profitable in
dustry in Hawaii.
"Hawaiian Yesterdays" is the
title of a new book published
March 17, 1906, by McClurg &Co.,
Chicago, copies of which have been
received in Hilo. The author,
Heury M. Lyman, M. D., of Chica
go, was born in Hilo in 1835, at
the beeinnine of the history of
missions and foreign settlement in
the Islands, his father and mother
being among the first arrivals from
New England and his family among
the-best-known in the islands. Dr,
Lyman received his early education
at home and at Punahou school,
Honolulu; did government survey
work on the island of Hawaii iu
'51 and '52, and in '54 went to New
England for professional study.
The story is full of incident and
adventure. It is accurate and faith
ful in every detail, is written in a
clear and finished style, aud is alive
uitu the interest one might imagine
Honolulu, T. II., April 24, 1906.
Alatau T. Atkinson died this morn.
lug nt 10:10 o'clock. He has been ill
nearly n year but the past mouth he
scenid to he better aud had been down
town. Until ten tuiuutes before his
death he taUcd in the usual manner
with the members of the family.
The funeral is to take place this after
noon at five o'clock from Sf Andrew's
Catherdrnl. Canon Mackintosh will con
duct services. The body is to be cre
mated. The pall beaters will be A, M, Brown.
F. M. Swanzy, A. S. Hartwell, S. G.
Wilder, S. M. Damon. V. O.Smith. E.
A. Mott-Smith and R. W. Breckons.
Alatau T.Atkinson was born In Siberia,
No ember 16, 1848. His father was
Thomas Witlatu Atkinson, an artist and
traveler who spent many years in Siberia.
The elder Atkinson was decorated by the
'emperor of Russia out of appreciation
for his works upon that remote section
of the empire. A number of these and
other decorations were iu the possession
of his sou, Alatau T. Atkiuson.
A. T. Atkinson, left Siberia when he
was ten years of age aud went to Rug
laud where he was educated at Rug
by, when Dr. Temple, afterwards Arch
bishop of Canterbury was at the head of
that celebrated school. He returned to
Russia iu 1867 as Secretary of the Turko
Russian boundary commission. He was
afterwards a writer on the Newcastle
Courant, one of the oldest and ablest of
the English provincial papers. Later he
went to the Durham Grammar School
as a teacher. He was married January 13,
1868, iu All Saint's Church. Newcastle,
and came to Hawaii in 1869 by way of
Panama aud San Prancisco.
St. Alban's College, which he main
tained for mauy years, aud in which
many who have becauie prominent in
Hawaiian affairs were, educated. He
was for mauy years Principal of the old
Port street school. He was editor of the
Gazette, afterwords he was appointed In
spector General of the schools of Hawaii,
Following the overthrow he was the edi
tor of The Hawaiian Star. On the
organization ot the Territory lie was
appointed Superintendent of Public In
struction by Governor Dole June 14, 1900,
and was continued in that position by
Governor Carter until April 1905.
Honolulu, April 24. K. K. Pax
ton of the Sugar Factors, states
that he heard yesterday from Rolph
that the Crockett refinery is work
ing and that almost all the men are
Honolulu, April 23. The Dill
ingham Company received a cable
from the Union Oil Company this
morning saying that the old ship
ments to this port from San lran
cisco will be uninterrupted. This
allays the fears of an oil shortage
which would work a hardship upon
the plantations of the islands.
Honolulu, April 23. The illness
of United States Judge Dole is to
be made the occasion of a general
agitation at Washington for passage
of an act to provide for a substitute
judge on the federal bench here,
in case where the regular judge
Cables will be sent to delegate
Ktthio and others in Washington
asking them to urge the Organic
act amendment by which a sub
stitute federal judge cau be secured
A Honolulu View.
The Advertiser says editorially
of our cannery company organisa
tion, among other things:
"There is no doubt that the
pineapple industry will succeed on
Hawaii as well as it has done and
is doing on Oahu. Its success on
the community co-operative plan
will, moreover, be a grand incentive
to the Hilo people to get together
aud stay with each other for further
"The Hilo cannery, it is to be
Hoped, will also prove a death blow
to insensate strife of faction iu the
second city of the Territory. It
seems iu the inception, even, to have
had effect that way. I,. A. An
drews, who has withstood more of
the brunt of bitter factional warfare
in Hilo than any other man, was
the one citizen able to bring the
enterprise to a head. Wlien the
plan he first .made failed he was
ready immediately with another,
aud this one he lauded with a full
stock list in the completed stage of
& Commission Co.
HAVE ESTABLISHED AGENCIES AT
TACOMA, SEATTLE & SAH FRANGISCO
AND WILL - RECEIVE, FILL AND FOR
WARD ANY ORDERS SENT BY CABLE
OR MAIL TO THEM.
THE STEAMERS OF THIS COMPANY
WILL RECEIVE AND HANDLE FREIGHT
AS USUAL. THE SAILINGS WILL BE
FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO TACOMA,
RETURNING VIA SEATTLE.
Honolulu, April 21. Delegate
Kuhio has publicly announced his
intention to seek the Republican
renomiuatiou for Congress.
Honolulu, April 21. The follow
ing cablegram was received this
morning by H. Hackfeld & Co. by
way of Europe:
"Oakland, April 21 Provision
Nippon Marti sufficiently for trip
from Frisco to Honolulu."
Later in the morning came
another order from the Pacific
Mail as follows: To Agents Paci
fic Mail S. S. Co.:
"Oakland, April 21, 9:24 a. m.
Provide all Pacific Mail boats with
provisions for round trip." J
Climbed Mannn Ken.
The ascent of Mauua Ken was made
last week by J as Lance, of Hilo, who left
lowu several days previously without
announcing his intentions to his friends.
He started out with blanket on his back,
his pockets filled with almonds and
raisins for food, nud a couple of extra
pairs of shoes, a wise precaution. After
a night on the road, aud losing the trail
on the Shipuiau ranch, as every one does
who is not familiar with the locality, aud
fortunately fulling iu with a cattle hunter,
he arrived at Shlpman's. The next day
he tried the ascent of the mountain, but
failed on account of fog; but the day fol
lowing made the top, getting his direct
ions from the ranchers aud going alone.
He returned to Hilo Monday evenlug
much to the relief of his acquaintances
who quite naturally concluded him to be
lost. The trip to the mountain is not
advised for strangers, especially for
strangers alone and on foot; nor, of
course the ascent of the mountain.
There has been too much pilikia con
nected with such expeditious in the past
Pish Inspector Hering secured the con
viction df ten Japanese fishermen for
using nets of size of mesh prohibited by
law, the greatest offender being fined $50,
aud the others, fio each. Hering is
keeping records of what might be called
fish facts, for use iu making laws relative
to this ludustry. A law may be passed
to do away with the use of sein nets
altogether, by prohibiting catching fish
in the shallower waters of the bay.
According to the inspector, it requires
two sharp eyes and an extensive knowl
edge of the tricks of the trade to keep
the Jap fisherman within bounds and he
instances employing chemistry to detect
whi-ther saltpetre had been used to cover
the injury fish receive when caught by
gill nets, whose use is prohibited.
Prchonted With Jewel.
At the hist regular meeting of Hilo
Lodge No 759, 11. P. O F.Iks, Past Ex
alted Ruler J. Custle Rldgway was pre
sented by the lodge with a very hand
some jewel, Iu apprtciatlon of his services
ably and faithfully performed during his
incumbency- ill office. The presentation
speech was made by Dr. C. I.. Stow.aud
was huppily respouded to by Mr, Rldgway.
Details of Destruction.
San Francisco, April 25, 3:34 p.
m. The wharves are unharmed
between Market street and the
Pacific Mail dock. North of Mar
ket the wharves are damaged. Five
hundred bodies have been officially
interred. Many probable private
burials. Details of deaths' are im
possible to get.
Fire Chief Sullivan is dead from
earthquake injuries. Herbet Tilden,
millionaire merchant, shot and kill
ed by vigilantes while doing relief
Looters are killed instantly. The
Steele militia aud 3,000 Regulars
have been called out. The civil
government is controlling all move
ments of military. All leading
banks are burned, but the mint
undamaged. There is an abun
dance of coinage, but batiks will
not resume business for thirty days.
San Jose and Santa Rosa the only
towns seriously injured. One hun
dred have been killed at Santa
Rosa. Southern" 'California is un
harmed. The State militia will be
No supply steamers are' permitted
to depart. Two hundred thousand
people are homeless and camping
in the parks. Thousands of refu
gees are departing for the interior.
The earthquake' destroyed the wa
ter mains and the firemen helpless.
There was much dynamiting of
buildings. Fire immediately follow
ed the earthquake and burned for
ur days, consuming the entire
business district and three-fourths
of the residence sections were wiped
ottt. The Western Addition and
remote sufvurbs only remain. Re
lief is pouring in from all sources.
The loss is 5300,000,000; insu
Interruption to Tronic.
Honolulu, April 25. Vessels
of the Toyo Risen Kaisha line,
of the Pacific Mail line, and of
the Oriental & Occidental lino have
ceased to sail from San Francisco
for an indefinite period; owing to
earthquake, and the transportation
of mail, passengers and freight be
tween this port aud the mainland
will be seriously handicapped as a
result. The news of the suspen
sion of sailing of the vessels was
contained in a cablegram to Hnck
feld & Co., received this morning.
The cablegram stated that, "Further
sailing would be suspended indefi
nitely, owing to earthquake,"
Cause of Earthquake.
Dr, S. Bishop, the Honolulu authority
on seismology gives the Star the follow
ing in reply to a request to state the
probable cause of the earthquake:
I would say iu geueral that several
severe earthquakes have occured on the
coast during the past foity years. None
of them appeared to be. due to volcanic
activity, of which certainly none exists
in that country. I believe that all the
observations made located the centers
of disturbance at several miles below the
surface. It was believed that great faults
or slips had occurred iu the subterranean
strata. Most probably some such cause
will be found to account for the present
A slight earthquake shock aroused
some of the sleeping residents of the
Island at 2 a. tn. Wednesday. The whole
Island was affected in about the same
degree as reported from the Volcano
House, Waimea and Mahukoua. Ner
vousness superinduced by the San
Francisco catastrophe caused more atten
tion to be paid to the tremblor than
it otherwise would have received.
An application to settle the boundaries
of a portion of the laud called Kahua
and, being Section 3, of L. C. A. 5663, to
Kahonu, in the District of South Hilo,
County of Hawaii, Territory of Hawaii,
U. S. A., having been filed with the Com
missioner of Boundaries for the County
of Hawaii, by A. B. Locbeustein, as at
torney for the Pepeekeo Sugar Company,
the owners of said laud;
Notice is hereby given to the owners of
said land, aud also to the owners of the
adjoining lauds, viz:
The Commissioner of Public Lands of
the Territory of Hawaii, for the land of
The owners of the land iu Royal
Patent 1 158, to J. Pelham, and its sub
divisions to Nawahinc, Ileum, aud Kaa
nana; that said application aud the testi
mony offered will be heard at the Office
of the Boundary Commissioner, iu Hilo,
Hawaii, on Thursday, the 31st day of
May, A. D. 1906, at 9 a. 111.
F. S. LYMAN,
Commissioner of Boundaries.
Hilo, Hawaii, May 1, 1906. 27-3
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In Frobatk At Chambhrs.
In the matter of the Estate of ANTONE
DK REGO, deceased.
ORDER OF NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR ALLOWANCE OF FINAL
ACCOUNTS AND DISCHARGE IN
On reading and filing the petition aud
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 aud approved, and that a final
order"may be made of distribution of the
property remaining in his hutuls to the
persons thereto entitled, and 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. in., 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 tiuie
and place for hearing said petition and
accounts, and tliat all persons interested
may then and there appear uud show
cause, if any they have, why the same
should not be granted, and may present
evidence as to who are entitled to the
said property. And that notice of this
order, in the English language, be pub
lished iu the Hilo Tribune newspaper.
printed aud published iu Hilo, for four
successive weeks, tne last, publication to
be not less than two weeks previous to
the time therein appointed for said
Dated at Hilo this nth day of April,
CHARLES F. PARSONS,
A. S. LKDARON GtJRNEY,
Clerk of the Fourth Circuit Court.
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