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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1903. SEMI-WEEKLY,
AN ERUPTION KDNA WOODS A WHITE NO WORK MECHANIC FROM GETS PLANTERS COMPANY ENCOURAGE
OF KILftUEA ARE AFIRE MEETING S FARMERS
Kllauea Is In a fine state of activity,
according to the following wlrelers
message received yesterdays
HILO, Feb. 24. To George Lycurgus,
Honolulu Fountain molten lava
Halemaumau; lake hundred feet In
diameter. Grand sight.
HILO, Feb. 21 (2 P. in.) To Wilder,
Honolulu. Kllauea broke out last
night. Lake about a hundred feet In
diameter with fountain. Am going up
and will wire early Saturday
HILO, Hawaii, Feb. 24.
the crater at Kllauea, broke out
last Tuesday evening and has been active
Spouts of lava from forty to fifty feet
are continually playing.
An Intense red glow hovers over the
crater at night, with volumes of white
fcinoke emitted during the day, accompanied
by loud rumbling.
The Wilder Steamship Company may
dispatch the steamer Kinau to Hilo
this afternoon or early this evening for
a special trip. The purpose Is to take
over any one who is desirous of seeing
Kllauea In eruption. The company yesterday
had made no definite plans, but
with sufnclent bookings, the trip will
"be made. Information as to the hour
of sail can, of course, be obtained at
the Wilder office
LINDSAY GOT WELL
AT THE VOLCANO
Judge Llnday has faith in the Volcano
House nnd the volcano Itself as
a restorer of broken-down health. The
following note to his physician here
gives an idea of what he thinks of the
atmosphere at the volcano after convalescing
there a month:
Hilo, Feb. 16, 1903.
My Dear Doctor: Your Idea of sending
me to the volcano was a wise one,
for I have gained twenty-five pounds
so far. The climate Is fine and bracing
nnd you make no mistake In sending
convalescents up there. Under the new
management the Volcano House Is fast
"being got Into decent shape, and they
set a table there that Is not excelled
by the Honolulu hotels. I came down
yesterday. Sincerely yours,
(Signed) ALEX LINDSAY, Jit.
The new president of the Builders
and Traders' Exchange has appointed
the following standing committees of
the Board of Directors for the current
Membership. Directors Marston
Campbell, (chairman), E. It. Bath, Stanley
Stepehson, A. F. Clarke and A.
Rooms. Directors James Nott, Jr.
(chairman, A. F. Clarke, John
Thomas Sharp and E. R. Bath.
Arbitration. Directors L. E. Pink-ham
(chairman), S. Stephenson, G. F.
Bush, Marton Campbell' and A. Gart-ley.
Finance. Director" A. Gartley (chairman),
L. E. Pinkham, A. F. Clark, G.
F. Bush and Thomas Sharp.
Legislation. Directors Marston
Campbell (chairman), James Nott, Jr.,
L. E. Pinkham, Stanley Stephenson and
G. F. Bush.
Library and Complaints Committees
will be appointed later.
It Is proposed to affiliate with the
National Association of Builders of
America In the hopes of securing their
assistance1 in matters of Interest at
Washington to Hawaiian builders and
Mrs, Sllva Dead.
Mrs. Mariana Lima
mother of John Vlvashaves, the well
known Inspector of the Board of
Health, died of cancer at Kalmukl Hospital
yesterday morning at 12:20. She
was born in 1848 In the City of San
Miguel, Portugal, her father having
been a government prosecutor of that
city. She and her children by her first
husband, Manuel, John nnd Joseph A.
Vlvlshaves and Mrs. Mary Hawkins,,
came to Hawaii over twenty years ngo.
In addition to the above children, Mrs.
J. D. Avery and two younger sons,
Antone and Johnnie Sllva, survive her.
The services were held at the Catholic
Cathedral, Father Valentine officiating,
and the Interment was at Pearl City
yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Sllva had
been In the Queen's and later Kalmukl
Hospitals one day less than ten weeks.
Tourlet'a Bad Xenth.
Mrs. H. P. Taylor, a visitor to the
islands from California, died suddenly
of apoplexy at the Volcano House last
Tuesday. She was a widow about 66
years of age and only went to the volcano
the last trip of the Mauna Loa,
"being In company with Miss Langdon
of Ohio, a guest of Dr. and Mrs. W. G,
Rogers of Honolulu. Mrs. Taylor had
made the descent of- the crater on
Tuesday morning, and soon after coming
up complained of Illness. She died
nt 10 o'clock that night.
The American-Hawaiian liner
was to have sailed at 5 o'clock
last night for Kahulul, but did not get
all her cargo out In time. She
sailed at 12:20 this morning.
About 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon
Mr. J. W. Pratt, Land Commissioner,
received the following wireless message
from the local land agent at Kallua,
John Kaelemakule: "Serious fires government
land, Oplhale, Kona. What
action shall I take regarding uno7"
Mr. Pratt at once conlerred with Gov
ernor Carter, nnd the matter was referred
to Mr. Hosmer, Superintendent
of Forestry, who sent an Inquiry for
further Information Just before the
wireless office closed Thursday night.
Early Friday morning the following
message was received from Mr. Kaelemakule:
"Fire started Wednesday, Kanpuna
and Klpahoehoe. Probably forty ncres.
No telephone In the vicinity; hard to
get detnils. Very smoky over South
In order to get more detailed and definite
information before taking action,
messages were sent to Messrs. Geo, W.
McDougall nnd L. P. Lincoln of South
Kona, who live near the lands where
the fire Is.
At 6:30 Friday night Mr. Hosmer re
ceived the following message from Mr.
L. S. Aungst, manager of the Kona and
Kau Telephone Co., at Holualoa, Kona:
"Lincoln no telephone. McDougall
not home. Knapunn fire spreading rap-idly,
visible from here. Fresh southerly
wind. Very serious. Advise you authorize
McDougall take Immediate action.
Work night, get advantage
breeze. Also fire Bishop estate
lands, Kahauloa, Honaunau."
Captain A. C. Slmerson of the Mauna
Loa says that the fire did not appear
to amount to much when he pasod
South Kona Thursday morning. Certain
Hawaiian passengers on the Mauna
Loa, who are familiar with the district,
report having seen both the fire on the
government land and that on the Bishop
estate the former being much
larger nnd brighter.
A conference Is to be he'd In tre Governor's
office at 9 o'clock this morning
to determine what and how much
money can be spent In fighting, the fire,
and to authorize some local man to
take charge of the work.
Tonight should see a gang of men at
work in the woods. It Is probable that
the Bishop estate will also authorize
the employment of a regular Are gang.
There Is no steanVer to Hawaii until
Tuesday next. Unless a Kona storm,
with rain sets In, It Is probable that
Superintendent of Forestry Hosmer
will go on the Mauna Loa, to take
charge of the fire fighting n person.
Gerrlt Wilder brought some
fruit from Lahalna the other day
which Is exhibited In a Fort and King
street window. It came from Mrs. Horner's
yard from a tree planted by Mrs.
Turton over twenty years ago. This
Is the only mangosteen tree In bearing
on these Islands except the one on the
Gay estate, Kauai. Mr. Wilder has
made an attempt to graft from the Horner
tree "by approach." He took seedlings
from a tree of the same family,
the Kamanl, and attached the two. He
hopes In this way to get some
started on hl fine place at
and elsewhere in the city.
said Lord Chatham, "is a plant
of slow growth." Pooplo boliovo
in things that thoy boo, and in a
broad sense they are right. What
is sometimes called blind faith ia
not faith at all. There must bo
reason and fact to form a foundation
for trust. In regard to a
medicine or remedy, for example,
peoplo ask, "HaB it cured others?
Have cases liko mine beon
relieved by it? Ib it in harmony
with the truths of modern science,
and has it a record above suspicion?
If so, it is worthy of confidence;
and if I am over attacked
by any of the maladies for which
it is oommended I shall resort
to it in full belief in its power
to help mo." On thoso lines
has won its high reputation
medical men, and tho
people of all civilized countries.
Thoy trust it for tho samo reason
that thoy trust in the familiar
laws of nature or in the action
of common things. This effective
remedy is palatable as honey and
contains tho nutritive and curative
properties of Puro Cod Liver
Oil, extracted by us from fresh
cod livers, combined with tho
Compound Syrup of
and tho Extracts of Malt
and Wild Cherry. It quickly
tho poisonous, disease-breeding
acids and other toxio
matters from tho system; regulates
and promotes the normal
action of tho organs, gives vigorous
appetite and digestion, and is
infallible in Prostration following
Fevers, etc., Scrofula, Influenza,
Asthma, Wasting Diseases,
Throat and Lung Troubles, otc.
Dr. W. A.Young.of Oanada.says:
"Your tasteless preparation of
cod liver oil htta given mo uniformly
satisfactory results, my
patients having boon of all ages.
It is a product of tho skill and
science of to-day and is successful
after tho old stylo modes of
treatment havo been appealed to
In vain. Sold by all chemists.
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Editor Advertiser: Since W. O. Smith's statement in your
paper that the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association would make
special efforts, both public and private, to fill skilled labor positions
with citizens, I have called at their labor bureau under direction
of Mr. Mead in search of work on an average of three times a
week but have not obtained anything further than to get my name
registered. Although I stated that I was very much in need of
work, I did not receive the least encouragement.
I also inquired in regard to the statement the Planters' Association
had made, that they would spend $40,000 in bringing white
labor, both skilled and unskilled, to the Islands, but was informed
they would not spend a cent for such a purpose but had intended
in case they were allowed to get Chinese contract laborers in here,
to spend some money in bringing in an additional supply of unskilled
Italian and Portuguese laborers.
Now it seems to me that .the sugar planters with all their nice
promises and statements in the papers, still follow their old custom
of putting as many Asiatics as possible in the' places of skilled work
men and compel the white mechanics to leave the Islands for lack
After all the white workingmen are driven off the Islands,
the Sugar Barons no doubt will say that white men will not work
on the plantation in cither skilled or unskilled positions and can not
Is it not a fact, that already on some of the plantations only the
manager is white?
To make a promise and to carry it out are two different things.
Since the activity in the building line in the city got slack, a
large number of citizens could be obtained to work on the plantations
but they are not given any encouragement.
Now the only other place where a white carpenter might get
work is for the Territorial Government; but when 1 called at the"
Public Works office I was informed by the Assistant Superintendent
that the Government would not pay the standard wages, which is
$4.00 per day to any carpenter. He also stated that the man in the
received only $2.50 per day and if I wanted to
work for the same wages I may get work.
As $4.00 per day of eight hours are the standard wages for carpenters
in this town, no self-respecting man would like to go to
work under wages and scab on his fellow workmen.
The clause in our Territorial laws that only citizen labor shall
be employed on Government jobs is therefore only for the benefit
of Portuguese and Hawaiian carpenters, who can not demand
the going wages of a journeyman carpenter.
A self respecting white carpenter is therefore practically excluded
from Government jobs also.
The majority of the citizens on the Islands have long ago ceased
to employ white carpenters to do their repairing work and their
new work is also given to Asiatics or to some white man who employs
Asiatics, which is still worse.
Now in the States, when there is a depression in the building
line a carpenter.may find employment at some other business, but
he cannot do it here.
When looking for a position, which he may capably fill, he will
find that these positions are aiso mostly filled by Asiatics, for which
we have to thank the misguided old women who are teaching them
the English language in night schools and otherwise, that they may
more effectively compete with the whites and natives and rout them
out of their positions, by working for smaller salaries, thereby breaking
up many heretofore happy homes and causing untold misery and
even starvation among people of their own blood and creed. May
they get their just deserves on judgment day.
But why should there be hard times on the Islands. Sugar is
higher than ever, labor more plentiful and as cheap as it was before
annexation, crops abounding, if it is not for the policy of the
sugar planters to force the white middle class off the Islands, while
they themselves spend their ill-gained dividends on the mainland or
traveling in Europe and employ only a class of people, who send
90 per cent of their earnings, amounting to over 5,000,000 per annum,
out of the country.
Now the only chance the white mechanic will have here on
the Islands, is to wait for the tourists to come; but the tourist can
see most there is to be seen here" by taking a trip through Chinatown
Thanking you for the space in' your valuable paper in advance,
I remain, k "v '-. - ?,
At the meeting of "tho Oahu Sugar
Co. held at the office of H. Hackfeld &
Co., Ltd., yesterday, but one change was
inado In the officers, this owing to the
Intended departure of H. A. Iscnberg,
the retiring treasurer. The officers now
are: J. F. Hackfeld, president; M. P.
Robinson, first vice president; F. Lewis,
second vice president; W, Pfotenhouev,
treasurer; F. Klump, secretary; A.
Hancberg, auditor; F, J. LoWrey, J. A.
McCnndlcss, P. Muhleni6rf and A.
Focke additional dh'ectors.
Treasurer Isenberg's icport showed
a balance of receipts over
tllnnh of . 91Qfi7(inQ nfta. it'.!tt..n , nlvN
..a.. aiav.v. w.uv, .1.., ,,,,,, Wit
$94,061 as depreciations. The net profit
of the company for 1901 amounted to
$220,M6.SG, or more than sufficient to
Justify the payment of 6 per cent divi
dend on the capital stock, notwithstanding
tho fnct that tho company's
debt to Us ngents could not be reduced
owing to the unexpected large shortage
or the crop.
"In conclusion," the treasurer says
"I beg to mention that tho director of
tho company have decided to Increase
the monthly dividends of i per cent to
l per cent beginning with February 15,
a. c, In view of the bright prospects
on account of the expected large crop
nnd the prevailing high price of sugar,
The cost of permanent lmpiovoments
ndded during the year was $118,403.03,
and the balance on "Properties" ac
count Dec. 31, 1904, wns $4,039,189.98, being
a small Increase In value over the
corresponding date of 1903. Total of as
sets It given an $5,130,005.:
Manager E. K. Bull's report shows
the output of nugnr from 3164 acres to
have been 20,869 tons, 1175 lbs. The
yields of n number of fields were great
ly decreased by attacks of the leaf-
hopper tho previous years. A crop of
ju.uuu tons rrom 4309 acres Is estimated
for 1905. There are 376S ncres for tho
"The mill is making a splendid showing
this, season," Mr. Bull says. "We
are grinding an average of 1400 tons of
cane per day, and have several days
made runs of over 1500 ton', with on
extraction of 95.2 per cent to 95.0 per
The Koloa Sugar Co. met yesterday,
re-electing the following officers: Hans
isenoerg,. president; II, A. Isenberg,
vice president! F. Ktamp, secretary;
W. Pfotenhauer, treasurer: Armln
Hnneberg, auditor; C. M. Cooke, Hans
isenDerg. m, a. isenberg, W. Pfoten
hauer, F. Klamp, dlrectors.
Manager P. McLane renorted the
crop of 1904 as 0171.G4 tons sugar from
1614 ncres, and estjmnted 6000 tons for
the 1905 crop, with Increases of ncie
nee for 1906 and 1907.
A balance of $172,758.81 wns carried
to the present year.
Wnlmea Sugar Mill Co. held Its annual
meeting at the offices of Castle
& Cooke, Ltd., electing tho following
officers: W. E. Howell, president; J.
A. Oilman, vice president; W, A.
Bowen, treasurer; C. II. Atlierton, secretary;
W. T. Schmidt, director; T.
Rlchd. Itoblnson, auditor.
Manager John Fnssoth reported having
taken off only 72 acres of rattoons
the past year, which yielded nearly
252 tons. For the crop of 1905 an
of 1250 tons is made, and 1400
tons for 1906,
Operating expenses for the year were
WO.257.52. The liabilities, besides cap
ital stock of $125,000, amount to $49,-780.89.
Wnlmannlo Sugar Co., Olowalu Co.,
Hilo Sugar Co. and Walohlnu Agricul
tural & Grazing Co., all held their annual
meetings at the offices of W. G.
Irwin & Co., Ltd., yesterday, but nil
being practically close corporations
nothing was given out regarding them
except that the reports In general were
favorable. Only one stockholder outside
of the Irwin interests nttended the
The Lthue Sugar Co., another closo
corporation, met at Hackfeld's.
TO OPERATE WIRELESS
FROM COAST TO OAIII
Hawaii will soon be connected with
San Francisco by a wireless telegraph
line If the plans of the American De
Foreat Wireless Telegraph Company do
not fall. Abraham While, president of
the company, is now In the coast me
tropolls, perfecting the plans. For
some time engineers have been nt work
locating the five big stations to be
erected In the vicinity of San Francisco.
The company plans to have Its
line between that city and Panama
open for messages first, and work on
the stations to connect Hawaii, the
Philippines and, the Orient with San
Francisco will Immediately follow.
Tho De Forest system Is In use between
most of the large cities of tho
cast and extends as far west as Kan-
sas City. A station has recently been
estauiisned at Denver and tho gaps
In the line of communication are rap-Idly
being closed, so that within a
short time messages will be sent; from
New York to San Francisco by wire
less. The system Is In use on many
Atlantic liners and President White
has opened negotiations with the
steamship lines plying on the Pacific
so that it may soon bo possible for a
man on the Ventura to talk to one on
the Atlantic liner Kaiser Wllhelm der
Grosse while both vessels are at sea.
HILO, Fcbrunry 24. The Hilo Board
of Trade has under consideration and
In the hands of a committee the subject
of minor Industries for this sec
tion of the Island.' On the committee
are men who hnve had some experience
with the soil and they ore considering
particularly the establishment
of banana and pineapple culture by a
large corporation. It Beeins to be tho
opinion of nt least one member of the
committee that the only way for tho
people to accomplish anything Is by a
combination of Interests. What has re
sulted to tho good of the grower In
other places should follow here. The
suggestion that a cannery be established
will have full attention by the com
mittee, and It may bo proposed that
the organization, that is, the Board ot
Trade, father the tcheme to tho extent
that It will lend aid In tho matter
of promotion. The growers havo
nearly reached tho conclusion that It
Is necessary to have un agent for the
banana growers at the coast and an Inspector
hero who will go Into tho fields
and select tho bunches to be shipped
nnd at the proper time oversee the
weighing of the bundle, for It Is proposed,
In order to encourage growers to
ship only large bunches, to ship only
This plan was suggested by a commission
man at the coast before bananas
were grown here for export. It sufficient
land Is guaranteed for pineapple? It In
possible that a cannery would bo started
by local capital with the Idea that
thu production would not bo confined
to canne'd pineapples and that chutney
and JellleH would form a part of tho
output. This report may bo presented
nt tho regular monthly meeting of tho
Board, which takes place on Friday
Doctor Jpnes has arranged a wrestling
match between a mun by tho
nnmo of Purks, late of Scotland, and
tho champion Japanese wrestler known
as tho Honolulu Bull. The bout will
be for the championship of the Hawaiian
Islands. Mr. Parks has a record
In Scotland for wrestling and he feels
confident that ho can throw tho Japanese
In two out of three falls. Tho style
will be pure Japanese, which means
that there will bo no catching at the
breech clout. This was the proposal
of. tho bull nnd was acceded to by Mr.
Parks. The match will take place two
weeks from Saturday at either the pak
or tho armory.
HILO NOTES. ,
Mrs. D. Huntington and her daughter,
Miss Gertrude Huntington, will bo
tho guests of Mrs. Henry Hayes during
tho remainder of the month, Mm.
Huntington is the widow of Dr. D.
Huntington of the U. S. Army, and she
nnd her daughter are old acquaintances
of Mis. Hayes In Washington, D. C,
wnero Dr. Huntington was located.
There was a sllglit suspicion of foul
play In tho case of drowning of .the Japanese
woman nt Wnlnkea last week,
but an Investigation prod the opposite
to be tho case.
The long continued drought has reduced
the water supply of Olaa plantation
to an extent that the cane has to
bo taken to the mill by train Instead
of in tho Hume.
Sheriff Searle went to Lnupahoehoc
on Monday to look Into the matter of
applicants for the position of deputy
Thu rnce for the Judgeship In the
First Circuit Is between Mntthewman
and Derby, with the latter'a chances
rather tho best.
Judge Lindsay gained a pound of
flesh a day during his stay at the Volcano
The Itelnhardts nre preparing to plant
about thirty acres ot their Olaa land
A, II, Jdckson returned on Saturday
from a successful insurance business
trip along the Homakua coast.
Thero was a mnterlal reduction In tho
number of bunches of bananas shipped
on the Enterprise last week.
Trustee Richards of Mooheau Park
states that they have no money on
hand with which to Improve the park.
A planters' meeting wns held last
Thursday In Hilo of the managers of
Hilo and North Hilo districts, nnd It
wns decided to send John T, Molr to
represent the two districts nt the quarterly
meeting of the Planters' Association
to bo held In Honolulu March 0.
TRAVELERS FIND CHAMBER-
LAIN'S COUGH REMEDY
Ir. C. W. Eckerman, manager of the
Smith-Premier Typewriter Co. at Omaha,
Nebraska, U. S. A., who U a
staunch friend of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, says: "I have taken particular
notice that this remedy seems to
be carried by drug stores In all parts
of the country, which Is quite an Item
when one Is traveling. It gives me
pleasu to say that I have used u
for ytitrt and havo always found It
highly satisfactory, effecting n cure In
a shorter time than any other medicine,"
For sale by nil dealers. Benson,
Smith & Co.. Ltd.. Agents for Hawal.
President White seems to be in earnest
and has already established a temporary
station In the Palace Hotel In
San Francisco, where tests are being
made to determine the best sites for
stations about San Francisco bay. According
to the statements of tho president
of tho company work on the
Panama line will be commenced at onco
and the line to Hawaii will follow
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