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Hilo tribune. [volume] (Hilo, Hawaii) 1895-1917, October 23, 1903, Image 8

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Again the Tkiiiunk presents to
the voters of Hnw lii the eiudidal-s
the Republican parly Iihs selected to
fill the county offices. They are
men who will do nothing in official
life to cnuse a voter to regret having
supported them.
L. A. Andrews, th.' Republican
candidate for Sheriff, is known as
the man who eat ly in life was taught
to tide, to shoot and to tell the
truth. He carries those early ac
quired qualities with him today. ,
He comes ftom one of the best
families in Hawaii and was born
in Lahaiua on Maui in 1857. He
was reared and educated in these
islands, and since the death of Judge
Wilcox in Honolulu recently there
is, perhaps, not in all Hawaii a man
who better understands the charac
ter of the Hawaiian people than
Lorrin A. Andrews. While still a
young man he held several impor
tant positions on his native island
and at the time of the revolution
was invited by Marshal Hitchcock
to go to Honolulu, where he was
made a captain of police. Pot
"meritorious conduct and efficient
service" he was promoted 10 the
office of Sheriff of Maui. Seven
or eight years ago Mr. Andrews
was transferred to this island and
has been at the head of th police
department here ever since Dur
ing all his public career L. A. An
drews has never asked for office
until the present time, when as the
nominee of the Republican partx
he expects the voters of this count
to honor him with their support.
Nathan C. Willfong. Republican
candidate for the office of Auditor,
was born in the Hawaiian Islands,
and for faithfulness in the public
service has a record that cannot be
assailed or discredited. Mr. ill
fong combines the best personal
virtues with thorough official com
petency, and with the people of
Hawaii, among whom he is well
known, there will be little hesita
tion as to how to vote on the ques
tion of the Auditorship.
He was Deputy Assessor for
North and South Hilo Districts
Irom 1S91 to 1898. Since the latter
date he has held the office of Asses
sor for the Third Division, which
embraces the entire Island of Ha
waii. His work has brought him
not only into close touch with the
people, but has enabled him to ac
cumulate a fund of knowledge of
the affairs of the county which will
make him au almost indispensable
Charles A. Stobie, the Republi
can nominee for Treasurer of the
County of Kast Hawaii, and who
will bring into that office, if elected,
qualities and capabilities superior
to any bond, was born in Quincy,
111., in January, 1850. He was a
Republican before he was old
enough to vote and celebrated his
majority by voting for Gen. U. S.
Grant for President. He has been
au active Republican worker all his
life, and while opportunity to hold
office was many times his for the
asking, he has never been a candi
date until the present time. Mr.
Stable's life career has been that of
a banker. He has had thirty-five
years' experience in banking and
other financial institutions, and has
been connected with some of the
strongest financial houses in the
Mr. Stobie has been in Hawaii
almost five years and- has been con
nected with the First Hank of Hilp
since its organization. A better
man for Treasurer cannot be found
in the limits of the county.
George II. Williams, Republican
candidate for the office of Tax As
sessor for the County of Kast Ha
waii, is an old-timer in the Islands.
For a number of years previous to
1890 he held responsible positions
with plantations on this and 'other
islands. In 1892 he was made
Deputy Sheriff on this island and
subsequently held the office of Sher
iff. During the past four years Mr.
Williams has held the office of Tax
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Collector and has made a commend
able record. .He has been strict in
following the lines of his duty, but
has also been one of the most lib
eral and accommodating of men
when the tax he had to collect came
from the light pockctbook of the
poor. Mr. Williams Is perhaps the
most painstaking official in the em
ploy of the Territory of Hawaii.
Norman K. Lyman is one of the
younger generation of Hawaiian
born young men, and as a candi
date for the office of County Clerk
he is asking for nothing he does not
deserve. I le is experienced in busi
ness affairs and knows a good deal
about the inside working of a pub
lic office. For three years he has
been cashier and chief clerk in the
Sheriff's office and has shown him
self capable and reliable in every
respect. That these qualities are
recognized generally is proved by
the fact that he has the endorse
ment of both parties for the office
to which he aspires.
W. II. Smith, whom the Repub
licans have named for the office of
Comity Attorney, is a man thor
oughly equipped for the position.
He acquired a classical education
at Amheist College and came to the
practice of law with the broadest
foundations of education and ex
perience, lie was born in Massa
chusetts and comes from the best
New England stock. He came to
Hawaii ten or twelve years ago,
after having successfully held a
prominent chair in the faculty of a
leading Eastern college. Here he
engaged in coffee planting under
the firm name of Smith & Amber-
crombie. After his essay with
tropical farming he turned his at
tention to the more congenial pur
suits of journalism. He was at
one time editor of the Hilo Herald
and as managing editor of the Hilo
Tribune, he brought this paper to
1 the fore as the exponent of good
government for Hawaii. Retiring
1 from the newspaper field, Mr. Smith
took up the study of law and in
1 April. 1902, was admitted to prac
j lice by the Supreme Court of the
1 Territory of Hawaii. He associated
himself in a partnership with Chas.
M. LeBlond and has taken a place
in the front ranks of the Hilo bar.
Mr. Smith bears his attainments
modestly, but old lawyers pay him
the rare compliment of having dis
tinguished himself at flic bar and
1 in law in Lou Dillon time, which is
the record clip. Such ability is
needed by the County of East Ha
waii as it launches into history.
Tlios. E. Cook, Republican nom
inee for the office of Surveyor of
the County of East Hawaii, was
born thirty-four years ago on the
Island of Molokai. He was edu
cated at lolaui College. After leav
ing school he was a student of sur
veying under M. D. Monsarrat and
worked for a few years at his pro
fession in Honolulu. Five years
ago he came to Hilo as assistant to
E. D. Baldwin, Government Sur
veyor in charge of the Hilo office.
Mr. Cook has filled this position
with credit and holds it now. Three
years ago the first surveyor of the
County of East Hawaii was mar
ried. He has a sturdy sou who
already knows how to shoot the
W. G. Walker, whose pictlire;
could not be secured to add to the
group, is a candidate for Supervisor
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ala plantation
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mntinfor of the Ookal
and has been on the Island so lonii
that there is not a voter who does
not know he is a proper man to aid
in starting our county government
right. He is especially well quali
fied iu road matteis and such busi
ness as would come under the head
of county public work.
When asked to tell something
about himself W. II. Lambert, a 1
Republican nominee for Member of.
the Board of Supervisors, submitted ,
tlie lonowing interesting iuihs:
"I was born in Rochester, N. Y.,
August 15, 1849, and went to Min
nesota August 19, 1862. There I
went through the Indian massacre
and was shot by the Indians. Be
tween that time and 1868 I learned
the carpenter trade, and in 1869
went into tlie construction depart
ment of the C. &. N. W. R. R.
For three years I was purchasing
agent for this company. I have
takeu au active part iu the con
structiou of nearly all of the North
western roads between Chicago and
the Pacific Coast, and saw the first
locomotive landed west of the Mis- every confidence to think that this relations with all classes. He pos
sissippi river. In 1892 I built a cnn )est i,e done by supporting the scss,is lh,e, .flljalifi.catio,lii makt;
sawmill on Puget Sound and shipped , straiKt Republican ticket. All the ? iff h,Cn fe asi ."
the first cargo of cedar lumber and
the first cedar shingles used in the
Hawaiian Islands. I came to the
islands iu 1894 and built the rail
road for Brewer & Co. on the Wai
ltiku plantation on Maui. I was
master mechanic for the Kahului
railroad for Wilder & Co., and for
Hh jHktt MHcttfuXh!
I three years was roadmaster for the
O. R. & L. Co. at Honolulu. Since
l89S l have ,Jce connected with
the R- R' superintendent. In
pontics 1 nave always oeen a ne
pontics 1 nave always oeen a ne- " ,...,, . . .
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publican, and while alwavs taking , . . r '
' - "form an interesting familv. Hs
an artive Part iu PoHUcshave never,
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aspired to office. I took part in the
organization of two new counties,
I one of which, iu Minnesota, was
! organized and run on business
I principles. Today it stands finan
cially at the head of the leading
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iirii'iiii''iiiiiii fii ii'fi iiKii' f-fiiinritit:
counties in the State and does not
owe one dollar. The oilier, iu
Washington, fell into bad hands,
and was run on the boodle system.
1 know the contrasts between good
and bad county government.
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Held as Supervisor is to Help to tlie as a memoer 01 our county noatu
best of my ability in promoting the . of Supervisors will ho in a position
f ,. , .:: ...i .1.. 11 1 to give the Board all the figures
interests of East Hawaii, and shall ,", . . ... . ., h
. . ., , , , . and data it will require 111 the con-
insist, if elected, on a clean ndmui- sWcral:0ll of ro:iU ,llnUtflSf
istration that will leave the county ' Joseph Vierra has for his many
at the end of our first year with a years of hard work amassed con
record not to be ashamed of. 1 sl'lernble property, all in this ills-
promise positively no favors will be l"' aml s l?,la'r HisuU-rcd one
1 ' ... .... 1 ol the most solid of our citizens.
grained, nut equal justice will oe
meted out to rich and pooi alike. '
' 1 nm not and will not be committed
to any individual or corporation.
I ask the people at the polls 011
election day to see that they vote
for the very best men who will sti-
port these principles, and I have
, ma 0n the ticket are well qualified
to fill the different positions for
which they are nominated." agetneutin his own affairs. He is
, iu the race neither for glory nor
STEPHEN L. DESHA 1 pay. He was the choice of men
, T ,. . ... who want things run right and is
Stephen L. Desha, candidate on askillB for votes lK!CnMSe his friends
the Republican ticket for Member wnnt i,im to and because good citi
of the Board of Supervisors, was I zens want him on the county board.
born at Lahaina, Maui, in July,
forty-five ears no, nnd is known
throughout the islands for his en
crg iu work iu behalf of the Ha
waiian people Mr. Desha, while
devoted to the ministry, has ever
taken an active interest iu secular
affaiis, especially in all questions
affecting the interests of Hawaiians.
His eloquence, for which he is
noted, has been heard in every
town and hamlet of the islands iu
behalf of good life and good gov
ernment. His fathei was a Kentuckian,
who located iu these Islands iu the
practice of medicine and the tireless
Stephen L. possesses the indomi
table traits of the Kentucky public
ists combined with the sympathy
of the Hawaiian. He was educated
in Hawaiian schools and entered
the ministry when a very young
man. He lived in Kona a number
of yeais and fourteen years ago
came to Hilo. The Haiti chtitch
is a monument to his influential
labors. He stands for lair and
honest government.
Joseph Yierra landed iu Hono
lulu in IH72, tlR-i: a lad but 15
, years ol age. Like a good many
j other wide awake boys, "Joe," as
I he is familiarly known to his
friends, and their name is legion,
one day in old Flores, Azores, went
aboard a whaling hark and forgot
to go ashore again. When lie
lauded in Honolulu he was cabin
boy on the whaler Onward. His
love of adventure was again proven
for here he went ashore and forgot
to return though 'the bark left a
few days afterwards for the Arctic.
Young and alone Joe was takeu
into the family of old man Pereira,
fatht r of Associate Justice Antonio
Perrv of the Supreme Court of the
v Ten ltory. Mr. Yierra after attend
ing school in Honolulu for a year
i-or two, in 1874 came to Hilo and
here and hereabouts he has re
mained, excepting for a short so
journ some years ago iu the capital
.city, where he was running the cele
brated old White House on Nuuanu
avenue. For some years he was a
cane planter and sugar boiler for
the old Paukaa plantation, now a
part of the Onomea Sugar Co. The
Hilo Hotel was first opened up by
him, and though his fine hotel
building on Waiamienue street was
burnt to the ground one night,
still he persevered and went into
the old hotel building on Pitman
street. He later sold out toother
parties. Mr. Yierra married one of
Hawaii's fairest daughters and she,
together with a large number of
sons Frank and George are now at-
, lendill Whinnle Acndemv hl
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Jacksonville, 111
In 1893 Mr. Yierra wasappointd
Road Supervisor for this d strict
and from a number of crooked and
rough trails, under his supervision
the road system of this district has
been brought up to such a state
that, considering the few "crumbs"
allowed Hilo by out centralized
government, it is a credit to us and
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E. N. Holmes, candidate for
Member of the Board of Super
visors on Hie Republican ticket, is a
man whom men of all parties who
know him desire to see elected.
hjs business career in Hilo and
Hawaii has brought him into close
Si,ch tj,al R00( county government
to him is as desirable as good man-

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