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FRIDAY, MAY is, 1903. Kiitettd at the Itatoflicc at IIIlo, Iln wall, as second-class tunttcr ruiit.isiiKn rvkrv kridw. L. W. HAWORTH - - Baitor. THE APPROACHING CONFLICT. From this distance the writhings in official circles in Honolulu ap pear to be chiefly for the purpose of gaining time. In the Capitol build ing there is a sparring for wind that grows tiresome and would be intolerable did it not augur more festive operations later on. Kvery duty performed by any of the heads of departments excepting the Audi tor and Treasurer is done in the light of political expediency. More thought is being given to the poli tical breezes a year hence than to the practical needs of the hour. Secretary Carter finds his seat in a saddle and is doing his utmost to ride in such a manner that his horsemanship will be applauded from Kailua to Washington D. G. He doesn't care much what hap pens, so he produces the desired effect in certain quarters. Henry K. Cooper would chuckle if Carter could only be uiihorsed. Their paths converge. There will be little fun equal to that we shall have when the collision takes place. .Meanwhile they will continue to spar for advantage. The example is contagious. The Attorney General goes in for pyro technics and works the oldest gag known among those who have played for applause. Governor Dole serene still, observes the formation of the thunder clouds around his throne. He will pass serenely, nay perchance, majestically from the official scene, the forum of his a chievements and the valley of his failures. But the passing will be obscured by the strenuosity of the aspirants who are struggling to be in the line of succession. It is stated on good authority that Hilo will have hotel adequate to her needs and palatial enotigh to satisfy her most distinguished guests and critics. The owners of the Hilo Hotel are read)' to fix it up to suit the demands of Hilo. Already responsible business men have sig nified their willingness to join others in the scheme to put the Hotel on its feet. The opportunity should not be allowed to escape. Commissions Sakoknt is a modest man, judging from his in terviews in the Honolulu news papers. He is out for information and of course expects to be duly elated with the charms of Hawaii. Mr. Sargent come to Hilo. You will be welcome. And we have here, both information and charm in wholesale quantities. Thk wholesale arrests and con-1 schedules are received. Mr. Mac victions of municipal officers in St. I Letmnn has repeatedly said that he Louis aud Minneapolis might be i could do nothing till he first received repeated in Hawaii, providing the officials here are guilty and further providing that the Attorney General will take lessons from the conscien tious and sensible course of City Attorney Polk of St Louis. TK'tiii.mi.r rfciiKcnri.,tnc rr the Fourth of July celebrations, Hilo merchants will be more liberal tlil'c vnnr tltmi ,-r l.nfVir,. Tlint. ...... r, .... ,,. U...W..., wj hnve never been slow when called on to "dig" and this year the oc casion will find them equal to it. Din you notice how the Kditor of I bee completed ten days ago. Kf the Hawaii Herald screamed at the,forts, to form huis for taking up i-r;i t.ii..: i?,..i : . 1 :n . 1 ! bonds are doubtless backed by good Hilo hlectnc Prancluse bill and , nleillioils but ths shoul(, $ be then how he screamed at Governor I allowed to check the simple business Dole for not signing it? Governor process which will get the million Dole will probably conclude that it is folly to Stacker. attempt to please Mr. Should China aud Russia at last eflect a working Alliance the two Kmpires would represent an incal culable sum of force in international affairs. Tun Laupahoehoe politicians aud the meteor were all too swift and brilliant to be photographed by the Herald's Century Kodak. POXY GRANDPA AGAIN. Attorney General I. A. Andrews makes an excellent "Foxy Grand pa" and A. P. Taylor nnd K. C. Peters do the stunt of the "kids" most delightfully. It has been sometime since the people of Hawaii have been favored with such delightful amateur comedy so realistically sandwiched with farce, as was given by the At- torney General and his two boys in the gamblers bribery fake. "Kid" Peters was offered $6000 a month to wink at gambling. "Foxy Gradpa," the Attorney General nnd "Kid" Taylor hid themselves in a closet while "Kid" Peters chewed the rag with Qung Kai the alleged agent of a millionaire gamb ling concern. "Kid" Taylor took the conversation down in short hand and was able to write a story that pleased the city editor of the Advertiser. The opera bouffe performance shows that "Kid" Taylor knows how to work Foxy Grandpa when news is scarce. Ii Paul Jarrett of Puna knew the number of voters who arc discus sing his merits for the office of Sheriff of the County of Hast Ha waii, he would almost be compelled to consider it a call. Onij would naturally infer that the editor of the Herald could use the word "arraignment" advisedly. 1 1 DELAY EXPLAINED. One of the most interesting fea tures of the latest information re garding the fire claims payments made public today is the fact that the certified schedule of claims is still in the hands of the Governor and Secretary Carter. According to published reports this schedule was promised to be ready about ten days ago. One of the first state ments given out by Treasury Agent MacLennan was the very plain as sertion that he could do nothing toward paying out the fire claims money until this schedule was furnished. Why the schedule should have been held up in the Secretary's office all this time is beyond the conception of ordinary business minds. No official of this Territory can pay out this money or establish the terms on which the bonds shall be place'd. The whole problem of payment is in the hands of the Agent acting under instructions from the United States Treasurer. When he has the material with which to work the payment opera tions will begin to move and not till then. . The situation today indicates that the delays have been due largely to the error of theTerritorial Secretary in assuming to-be a more important factor than was justified. There is no necessity for the Secretary or Governor's office to take time pro rating the claims. This business will be done independently by the Treasury Agent when the certified 1 the certified schedule also that if claimants would take all the bonds, he would issue them, otherwise he ! would be obliged to give all claim-' b ? ,,,, . . anis ineir pro rata 01 casn. 1 111s is now and has been the status of the i fire claims payments since the day o mt. .unci.enuau s arrival, ami of r .. 1 r . 1 .. i wlU continue to be until he gets j "pessary documents from Terri- tOHal Officers. It is so now, as it has been, up to Secretary Carter and Governor Dole to furnish the Treasury Agent with the documents supposed to have i coin into circulation.-Ivveuing ' lHtitin. About lion Iiiiiiihui'. An interesting case w.is brought before Judge liana! this week in which the par- ' l'L's nre J- S. Kicknrd of I.aupahoehoe vs. w.b. jerry, i lie action arose out 01 a sale to W. S. Terry of $ 100 worth of koa lumber, which Mr. Kickttrd claims as bailee for Sam Parker. I.elllond & Smith appear for the pluintliT and Wiie & Robs for defendant. The complaint was met by a demurrer filed by Mr. Ross claiming that the petition was 'defective in that it did not set forth the facts necessary to jSiiuw tiiui i lie piaiuiiu was actually Inilee. The pqiut is one mi which there .lire no decisions. ;iiii.o hotkij may oi-kn. SprorkcU' Proportion IFnroraliljr Itccolrml hy Hllo People. Hilo will have a hotel running before the Fourth of July. That is to say the Hilo Hotel will be opened and ready to receive and care for guests before our big celebration, providing Hilo people see fit to em brace the opportunity now offered. 1. Severance, agent for the Spreckels, has been authorized to make extensive repairs and im- provements in the Hilo Hotel and to offer it to responsible parties for hotel purposes. The offer is now being considered by the merchants and business men of Hilo. A man ager for the hotel, providing the deal is accepted, is already in view, and if all goes well, Hilo will not long be without a first-class hotel. It is proposed to run the hotel with out a bar, and to properly carry out present plans it is thought a capital of $10,000 will be ample. One prime consideration in the move ment to open the hotel is that all' the new furnishings, all the new equipment and the provisions to be purchased by the manager shall be bought, of local houses. The owners of the hotel property are willing to put it in ship shape and make any reasonable altera tions. The movement is well under way to lorm a local association to accept the offer. 11 LIGHT ON HISTORY. So far the resurrected vessels of Montojo's fleet show that little ex ecution . was done at the battle of Manila bay by Dewey's guns. The hulls of the once-sunken ships are not badly damaged and it is shown that they were sunk by the opening of valves to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy and perhaps to give the noble Dons an excuse for premature desertion which would satisfy the national pride. These discoveries recall the surprising withdrawal of Dewey's fleet in the midst of the action of May 1, 1898, "for breakfast," as the dispatches of the time said. But no fighting commander ever stops a battle for a meal. It was plain that there was some other cause; and this has often been stated by Mr. Stickney of the New' York Herald, n former naval officer who was on the bridge with Dewey dur ing the battle, as the discovery by the Commodore of the fact that his fire was doing small damage to the enemy. He withdrew to "take ac count of stock." The writer has heard Mr. Stickney say that he asked Dewey what explanation of the move he should make in his press dispatches? "Any except the true one," was the blufT reply. Hence the "breakfast" story which the Herald first published. It will be remembered that Dewey, when 1 he returned to the fight got in closer. It was then the Spanish l ..t.;. iii.i .1 A; r"' wens m.-ikucu. jvuvcrwbcr. Found the Meteor. Honolulu, May 7. Purser D. I,. Conkling of the steamer Mauna I,oa, which arrived from Hawaii and Maui ports this noon, is able to j supply details and accurate iuforma- tlfltl rfrrnrtilcr tlm tliurti.rrtiitntit 1 t , . , - TT , ed-on meteor which was seen on Ha- waii last week. That the meteor was not a "pipe-dream" is shown by the fact that several thousand pounds of substantial meteor has been found in Kau. While the Mauna I.oa was at Kau, Conkling received a telephone message from Deputy Assessor W. P. Fennel of Kau that a native nnined Kailimai had discovered a meteor lying up in the meuntains. The meteor was examined but was still too hot to be removed. It was estimated that it weighed be tween two and three thousand pounds. ma(le , "Q "" , Another t knliinllf. iT.! .... 4.. named Iosepa, who, while up in the i mountains, found a spear which is said to have belonged to the great Kamehameha I. The finder is said . to have wnnted to sell his find for ; i $5. ! The Hague, May o. The Japa nese house tax differences have been referred to The Hague tribunal for arbitration. These cases grow out of a dispute over the extra-territorial rights of foreigners existing previous to Japan becomiiig a treaty nation. 1111,0 AM) TIIK FOURTH. Preparations for (Irnml Oleliriillon do Ntenillly Forward, The Fourth of July celebration arrangements for Hilo are going forward with eclat. The commit tees are working together harmon iously and the outcome will be a program of diversions that should attract the whole of the patriotic people of Hawaii. The Elks minstrel show is forg ing to the front as one of the star attractions of the occasion. Work men under the direction of Klks have made a litter in the interior of Spreckels' hall, which would look foreboding if the plans did not show that out of the mess will -ome a well appointed opera house, , suitable for the production of any t play and especially designed to ac commodate a minstrel show by the Klks. The stage will be completed in a few days and rehearsals in the hall will be commenced. The Hilo herd of Elks is developing some ' ..... 1 lamous vocalists and their appear ance before a Hilo audience will be an historic event. The races, the cowboy congress, the athletic sports, the breaking of railroad sod and the barbecue arc ' all having proper attention paid to them and will be pulled off on 1 schedule time. ' To make the season one of greater rejoicing, Kev. i; L,, Ueslia lias de cided to give a luau Thursday evening, July 2, dedicating the new parsonage. He has been assured that Prince Cupid, Delegate elect to Concress: Mr. Iaukea and prob-' ably Prince David will be here oil Through tickets .ssucd from Honolulu to Canada, United States and Europe . . ,. ... . For freight and passage, and all general information, apply to that occasion. The. luau will be . - given on the Church grounds. It.TheO. H. DaVieS & Co., Ltd., GeiTl AgtS will be a splendid affair. Hawaii- - ans from the entire Island will be present, and so good a time is promised them that they will not go home until after the Fourth of July. In the language of the poet keep your eye on Hilo and come here to celebrate. Twonty-Foiir Dollars a Yenr. The following from the Postmas - ter's Advocate shows how Uncle' Sam is guilty of occasional out bursts of niggardliness: For the reason that no suitable person is available to take the office, tlip Knnrth Assistant Postmaster General has discontinued the post office; at Keokea, Island of Maui, Hawaii. The postmaster, whose compensation was $24 a year, re signed some time ago. Could anyone be blamed for re signing a position paying $2 a month? When millions of dollars are being expended for the exten sion of rural free delivery in the United States, aud thousands of dollars are being wasted in doing it, is it not a sad commentary on the management of postal affairs that the Post Office Department cannot give the people of Keokea their mail for the simple reason that the Department cannot afford (?) to pay a sufficient amount to induce any - one, not even a washerwoman, to take the position at the rate of fifty cents a week? Carried Mall Forty Years. Felix Hugg, of Klgin, 111., re cently tendered his resignation as mail carrier between the station ' and post office. Mr. Hugg was hnrn in Trnnr in tSti. ITo rvuiw. ! to America in 1851 and was ap-, ! pointed to his present position dur-' ing President I,uicolii's term of of fice September 16, 1862, at a salary of $25 a year. Swiss Service as Model. i Swiss postal officials are to be ein- rdnvod in nuuiut in 1ia ronrirniiivn. tion of the Japanese post office. The ' Swiss postal system is to be taken as a model. GOO HO MERCHANT ...TAILOR... Front Stroot, - Hilo. Hawaii A Large Assortment of Tweeds Always Kept on Hand. Perfect Pit and Pirst-Class Work Guaran teed. Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty. A TRIAL SOLICITED GET STRONG! Men, find especially women, require regular physical exercise to keep well in a tropical climate. WHITELY EXERCISERS INDIAN CLUBS DUMB BELLS PUNCHING BAGS BOXING CLOVES TENNIS AND BALL GOODS AT WALL, NICHOLS CO LIMITED Canadian-Australian Royal Mail SS. Go. Steamers of the above Hue rutinliig in connection with the Canadian Pacific Rail way Company, Hi C, and Sydney, N. S. W., ami calling at Victoria, 11. C, Honolulu, and Rrisbnuc, N. '..; arc dtlO at Honolulu on or about the dates below stated, viz: From Vancouver and Victoria B.C. Por llrisbane, Q., and Sydney: MIOWP.RA MAY 9 AORANGI...-. JUNK 6 MOANA JULY 4 1 MIOWKRA JULY 1 The magnificent new service, the "Imperial Limited," is now running daily BETWEEN VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL, making the run in 100 hours. without change. The finest railway service in the world. LMLMUhAJAJ PRINTING ififfitiifT plied with. the best printing facilities ... A greater variety of modern type faces cannot be found in any other print shop in the Hawaiian Islands than is carried by the H1I0 Tri bune . . . Nobodv knows 1 3 than is executed by the Your work is solicited whether it be a dozen cards for your vest pocket or a carload of supplies telephone 21 Hilo, .... Hawaii I w T1 !iiimiuimmit!mnmiiii c A Grand jranu 3 Musical 1 i Concert i 1 c Under the supervision j3 j of Mrs. J. T. Lewis 2 g will be given at the f3 B. HAIL1 CHURCH, 3 . E SATURDAY EVEN- 3 ! 1NG, HAY 23, 1903, E2 1 a g q'qIqqI 5 S ; ' j: ; -;;; Proceeds for the benefit of the - S: Hilo Hoard! UK School New 3 lluildings. iiiimmmiiiiiiimiiiumiiK -1 Sam's Cigar Store aianuonuo Stroot - - HAWAII $20 Belt for $5. 'Dr.Alden'a Electric Uelt." I Wirmntcil Kenulno. Not a tnj Ho huuilniir, It turn without tlruip. Circular. In". Bent by mall mi receipt ol $5. Try Klectraltr. NoAuenn. JPiailSJS XLXCTBICCo. 206 rost St.. SAN FRMCISCO. CU r 3 Wttt 24th Strict, NEW YORK. N Y. r55reiJH UhhH '- ffKiM?fl9IIB A w r Uncle w HILO, CI, OvU ms i-dBii. rata. .l'J?T . - - alffiiF i-"s- Writ. "IF" From Sydney, Brisbane (Q). Por Victoria and Vancouver, 11. C: AORANGI MAY MOAN- JUNK In printing the best results are obtained in a shop where the most skilled workmen are sup- how to do better printing Hilo Tribune workmen L4Ai HILO TRIBUNE PUBLISHING Co. Matson Navjgatjon Oo. rhe only Direct Line, between San Fran cisco aim Hilo, Comprising tlie following Past Sailers Steamer ENTERPRISE Bark ANNIE JOHNSON Bark SANTIAGO Bark RODERICK DHU Bark MARION CHILC0TT Ship FALLS OF CLYDE Tin; CHAS. C0UNSELMAN l Launch LURLINE nd. other Specially Chartered vessels makes this trip with at least one of these boats each month, carrying both Freight 1 ml Passengers. Por dates of sailing and terms, Call upon, )n0. D. Spreckels & BrOS. Co, ' r ' Agents, 3S7 Market St., San Prancisco. R. T. r.PAUD. Agent, lln.o. IIawap. UfcA.fcUUHttfcLtffcAiAiUUAUlU Watches-and Jewelry REPAIRED ALL KINDS OP JP.WP.LRY MAOP. TO OKIWk AT 1 M.J. DeGouvea's Jewelry Store JAS. M SHAMANS, the well known watchmaker, is to be found here, aud will turn out all work in up-to-date manner. ALL WORK GUARANTIED. BRIDCE STREET Opposite Peacock & Co., - HILO U 3 14 'TgtvuvyiimKyim (Unite j r fiorse ffclfc, Y msm