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HRIDAY, - MAY 29, 1903.
Knteied nt the Poitoffice at Ililo, Ha
waii, n second-class matter
PUIILISIIRD KVKRV FRIDAY.
I.. W. HAWORTH - - Editor.
RIGHT AT LAST.
Secretary Carter is disposing of
the Chinese Fund in the only hon
est way open to him. He is paying
it back to the depositors to whom it
belongs. The Tkiiiunk has urged
this disposition of the money ever
since it was wrongfully seized by
II. K. Cooper, when Territorial
Secretary. Had Cooper and Dole
been honest in handling this fund
Treasurer Wright would have had
no chance to embezzle and the Ter
ritory would have been spared the
odium of an official scandal.
BAND ON FOURTH.
On general principles the Bulle
tin believes in giving Hilo what it
asks for, but the request for the
band this year is a little too much.
Though the Kohala railway open
ing is an important event, the Pacific
cable lauding in Honolulu is of suf
ficiently increased import to the
world at large and Hawaii in par
ticular for the band to remain at the
capital on the coming Fourth.
It is proper to remark that the
Fourth of July in Hilo this year
will be a proposition not to be
sneezed at and an event well worthy
of the presence of Berger and his
band. There has been nothing
heard or said of any effort on the
part of Honolulu to properly ob
serve the anniversary of America's
independence. The lauding of the
cable from Manila is more or less a
problematical affair and may not
occur until July 10. Honolulu has
insisted that Berger's band alone
was worthy of Territorial aid, and
with such aid would pc at the dis
posal occasionally of outside places.
There are but few times in the year
when the people of this island come
to Hilo in large numbers. The
Fourth of July is one of these
times and it would appear that they
are entitled to the music they subsi
dize, on an occasion when they will
have an opportunity to hear it.
Those who are disposed to criti
cize the Fire Department of Ililo
for lack of interest in their work
should direct their attention to the
apathy and indifference shown in
other quarters. Tuesday an adver-
tised meeting of citizens and prop
erty owners was held at Fireman's
hall to discuss ways and means to
improve the Fire Department.
There was less than half a dozen of
the principal property owners of
Hilo present. There were but two
merchants in the meeting. The
people present were young men,
members of the Fire Department
and others who are interested in
seeing a good department main
tained. At such times it is the duty
of property owners and those repre
senting property owners to be on
hand. By attending such meetings,
an impetus would be given to the
enthusiasm of the young men who
volunteer to fight fire.
Tins three hills just back of Hilo
are the most prominent topographi
cal features of the environs of the
city. The pretty legend of these
hills, told in a story by Miss Har
riet Hapai and published in the
Tkiiiunk, will be perused with in
terest. The legend, handed down
from ancient times, is most excel
lently crystallized in permanent
form in Miss Ilapai's story. Her
cleverness with the pen should be
further exercised in reducing to
writing many other local legends,
which will pass into oblivion, un
less rescued as written stories.
Tun market for clean cotton rags
at the Tkiiiunk office 1ms been
struck by a panic. The bottom has
dropped out and the price has gone
flat. The offerings far outstrip the
demand. In fact the Tkiiiunk
"Devil" refuses to accept them at
any price. Holders of this com-
niodity will therefore do well to bale
, . - . ,
their rags for next year's market.
To tell the truth it does not mat-
tcr much why a representative of
the Herald censed to be secretary of
the Allied Trades. It is of still less
importance what language he used
in laying aside 'his robes of office.
The fact remains that the Herald is
hostile to the organization of citi
zens, and it is a further fact that its
representative in withdrawing from
the labor union said that it was im
possible for ,,., Q scrve tw6 mM.
ters. It is also a fact thai the Her
ald representative gave to the Tri
bune for publication a letter in
which occurs the statement that the
maiumcr of the Herald had never
requested or notified the said ex-
secretary to resign. It is also a fact
that the said ex-secretary said by
way of explanation: "The only
thing 'Stack' ever said to me on the
subject was: 'Clem, if that printing
goes to the Tkiiiunk I'd pull out as
soon as possible.' "
These troublesome details are for
the information of our citizen read
ers that they may be enlightened
regarding motives that sometimes
surge through a patriotic bosom.
Tun work done by the fire fight
ers at the Volcano street fire Satur
day morninn speaks for itself. A
valuable wooden building within
eight feet of another consumed by
the fire, was saved. Whether the
men worked like trained fire fighters
or not, they have results to show to
their credit. It was the first fire in
two years. The alarm came in the
dead of the night. The fire com
pany has not trained at all for the
two years past. That they succeed
ed in turning on a stream of water
is a commendation.
Tin; Allied Trades should not
lose sight of its opportunity to do
good service to the community in
the matter of making citizens. If
the organization succeeds in mak
ing voters of all the laboring men
in the Hilo District it will have per
formed a service entitling it to first
consideration. If the organization
runs short of funds for this purpose
the Republican party should help it
out with financial assistance.
Tiiu report of K. K. Richards
that the people of Kona are greatly
interested in Hilo's plans to cele
brate the Fourth should cause a re
doubling of effort to give the people
a time worth their trouble. The
present plans of the various com
mittees will do this, and there is no
abatement of zeal in the prepara
tions all along the Hue.
The much abused and scandal
ized fire engine proves to be alright
when put to the test. This is an
other instance showing how the
perennial Ililo Knocker can ruin
the reputation of even an inoffensive
piece of machinery.
Tin; meeting next Tuesday
night for the reorganization of the
Fire Department should be attended
by all citizens who have buildings
and property, liable to go up in
Thk rehearsals for the B. P. O.
Elks minstrel show are being con
ducted regularly and the public will
not be disappointed with the result
at Spreckels' hall on the evenings
of July 3 and 4.
This observance of Decoration
Day with services at the Hnili
Church Sunday evening should call
out the entire patriotic people of the
Hu.o would like very
some of that hurry up money in this
I llllo's Soldier Oniycs.
I The list of boldiers dead who sleep in
I Hilo gravt-s is as follows:
I GKOKGK RICHARDSON.
. HUGH TKNNANT,
1 WM. ALSWORTH,
1 K. 1). 1IARTLKTT,
I J. D. MARLIN,
J. A. MARTIN.
Tim Truth of I ho Mult or.
The Herald yesterday stated that the
S. S. Hawaii lost a lioal at Papaikou. On
its face this Is an untruth, for the Hawaii
is in the Dry Dock at Honolulu. Further-
! m,ru '," "''Vn tL'".,k;u,1y- Uiptaiu Dovver
is master of the Ivuiuluiii, not the Huwail,
Let us he honest.
BUT OUR POI CAI.lCITY.
(From Hie Independent.)
The Hilo Tkiiiunk charges that.
C. I,. Clement had to resign from
the office of secretary to the anti
Asiatic labor movement on account
of pressure from the Japanese nnd
their sympathizers. All this will
not induce an eruption of Kilauca
nor affect the price of sugar, but it
again reminds one of the importance
of solidified endeavor in worthy pur
poses, and of the fact that Hilo
brain-pans are not equal to the oc
casion. There was a time when
sponsors of citizen labor hoped 'for
something in the Hilo movement;
but with the appearance of the in
numerable factions and broils of the
Rainy City in the game it may be
counted "all off."
Final Meeting of the Yrnr nt Homo
of Miss I.yinnu.
The lost meeting of the year of
the Hilo Teachers' Union was held
Tuesday evening at the home of F.
S. Lyman. The program was listen
ed to by about twenty teachers..
The work of the year in Roman
history was finished by Miss Deyo,
who presented a sketch on Modern
itaiy. ine treat ot tue evening
was the exhibition of European
photographs and a descriptive talk
by Mrs. Hyde. Mrs. Hyde's col
lection was made by herself in
Switzerland and Italy and is very
fine. She displayed at the meeting
over one nunureu views.
The committee on work for next
year presented its report. The
principal work will be in English
History. English Literature will
be studied contemporaneously with
the history. In Art, Florence and
Venice will be taken up first and
later on Art in England will be
taken up. The study of English
art will include English Cathedrals.
The feature of Current Events will
be kept up next year by the
teachers, with the addition of an
educational paper each meeting.
At the business session Tuesday
night Miss Deyo was elected Chair
man of the Circle and Miss Sever
ance, Secretary. The following
committees were appointed: His
tory, Miss Deyo and Miss C. A.
Literature, Mr. Baptiste, Miss
Voder and Miss McCord.
Art, Dr. Wetmore and Mrs. Sev
erance. Education, Miss Coau.
Current Events, Miss M. F. Pot
ter and Miss Ellen Lyman.
Atter tue work ol the evening
refreshments were served to all pre
The Million Dollars.
Honolulu, May 23. Payment of
the million dollars United States
money appropriated by Congress to
pay awards of the Fire Claims Com
mission began at the First National
Bank of Hawaii this morning.
Froin the opening of the- bank until
noon a long line of awardees filed
up to the pay teller's wicket. The
clink of gold coin and the rustle' of
crisp Treasury certificates proceeded
merrily. Cashier W. G. Cooper
stated at 12 o'clock that the pay
ment would continue so long as the
line held out, if it took the rest of
There was no hitch in the pay
ment of claims other than a little
difficulty over assignments early in
the day. Treasury Agent W. F.
MacLennan, however, made a de
cision which set the current run-
J ning again with a comparative de-
I gree of smoothness. This was to
1 the efiect that original assignments
I would be accepted without having
been recorded where the assignee
I held both the original
and the duplicate of it. By having
the duplicate he has evidence on
which the balance represented by
the Territorial bonds may be col
lected. An attorney occasionally appeared
in the line, mostly composed, as it
was, of Chinese. There were one
or two large awards, ranging about
1 the $15,000 figure, paid this morn
Jing. Until the day's work was
concituieu tue aggregate ol pay
ments could not be given out for
publication. The great thing is
that the million dollars has actually
begun to flow intothegeneral money
circulation of the community.
KxCPlldllt 1'rORrnill lit 1 1 11.1 1 1 I'lllircll
The memory of departed old sol
diers will be kept green in Hilo by
appropriate, ceremonies on Decora
tion Day. Sunday morning at the
Foreign Church Rev. F. L. Nash
will deliver the memorial sermon.
Sunday evening nt the Hnili
Church will be held the regular
Decoration JDay exercises. The '
meeting will be presided over by
Judge G, F. Little and an interest-1
ing program will be rendered.
The program will be as follows: I
Overture Ililo Hand
Song "Angel of Ience"...H. II. S. Cadets
l'raycr Kev. I. L. Nash
Music Choir ,
"The Day nntllts Memories ".Judge Little
Patriotic Selection Ililo Hand
Rccltntlon "Snlute to the l'lng" ,
Mrs. A, G. Curtis
Music Choir '
"Ilctter Thau They Knew" Homer L.Ross.
Instrumental Music -Mrs, J. T. Lewis
Reading "That Old 1'lag"
Mr. A. C. McKeuuey
Song "Tenting on the Old Camp'
Ground" Double Male Quartette '
Reading "The Last Salute" ,
Mrs. Wlllnrd S.Terry
Music "The Star Spangled Banner" I
Hand, Organ, Choir and Audience
Hencdlctlon - Rev. R. K. Itaptistc ,
IVictlnil.. rWirnn I
The members of the committee
have arranged to decorate the graves
in the cemetery Saturday afternoon.
They will meet at the home of Miss
Elvira Richardson on Church street
with all who wish to participate in
the strewing of flowers, and proceed
to the cemetery. This observance
will take on no formality this year.
F1RK VISITS II1I.O.
Lodging House on Volcano Street
Almost Wiped Out.
Fire almost destroyed the lodg-
nig uuusc un vuiiunu street ucioilg -
ing to Mrs. Ross last Friday night. !
The fire which was discovered a
little after midnight, was stayed by
the efforts of firemen, policemen
and citizens before it did much
damage to the new portion of the
house. But water and breakage of
furniture in the new house com-'
bined with the devastation of the)
flames in the rear building ran the 1
total loss up to nearly $2500.
The blaze was discovered by a 1
Mr. McDonald, who ran at once 1
and aroused Captain Brown,' who,
resides across the street. Captain '
Brown turned in the alarm and '
after several minutes the hose carts '
in the hands of volunteers came
upon the scene. The lack of ex
perience on the part of Hilo people
in fighting fire or handling fire ap
paratus caused a great deal of de
lay. The members of the fire de
partment had been so long without
drill that they did not work in har
mony or to the best advantage.
However, the blaze was extin
guished in good time, as shortly
after a stiff breeze came on which
would have defied the efforts of all
had it come sooner.
The first suspected cause of the
fire was incendiarism. Mrs. Ross
had ejected a trio of strangers from
her house the day before and these
were arrested on suspicion. Sub
sequent investigation showed them
able to prove an alibi and they were
Monday, Sheriff Andrews em
panelled a jury to investigate the
cause of the fire. The jury was
composed of Messrs. E. N. Holmes,
Geo. Kainui, Philip Victor, F. Bru
ghelli. Bert Schoeu and Allen Wall.
The jury held sessions Saturday,
Monday and Wednesday, examin
ing a large number of witnesses.
Notice is hereby given that Wonir
Sing Clio & Co., a partnership doing bus
iness as general merchants at Olna, Ha
wail, II, T., havemnden voluntary assign
ment to! to the undersigned for the benefit
of their enditors. The creditors of said
firm ate hereby requested to file their
claims with the undersigned and auy and
all persons indebted to the said Wong
Sing Clio it Co., are requested to pay the
same without delay.
Assignee of Wong Sing Clio & Co,
Li(Ili,o.i) & Smith,
Attorneys (or Assignee.
Hilo, May 29, 1903. 30.3
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The sulphur steam baths have been
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A new tennis court, n new croquet
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The main building has been entirely
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