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THIJ WBEKI,Y HILO TRIMJNU, HII,0, HAWAII, FRIDAY, MARCH ifl, 1904.
AS TO TKAtJIIKUS SAUItlKS.
WILL I.MHK .IOIIS.
TIIK I'llKSS t'K.NSOICSIIIl.
FIRST BANK OF HILO
Incorporated Under the Law of the
Territory of Hawaii,
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
Teacher Said to he Under Yearly i Jinny (JoTernment Kniployee on the : Jiipnueiio onirhiU lixplaln Their
P. I'ltCK - President.
C C. KKNNItDY Vlce-Pre.
JOHN T. MOIR-.inii Vlce-Prei.
C. A. BTOMK Cathler.
TH09. C. KIDOWAY, Secretary.
J. .Cunnrlo, John J. Omce,
V. B. Lyman, II. V, l'Mtcn,
Win, Pullar, W. II. Bhlpmin.
Draw IxeliarKe on
The Bank of Hawaii, Ltd Honolulu
Wells, Fnrgo & Co. Bank...San Francisco
Wells. Fnrgo & Co's Bank New York
The Nntionnl llnnk of the Re- ) chlcneo
public ) '
Glynn, Mills, Currlc & Co London
Hongkong-Shanghai Hank- I Hongkong,
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ing Corporation China.
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SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
Rented by the Month ot Year. Par
ticulars on Application.
We have added a Starr
Oval and Circle Machine
to our Framing Depart
ment ... Over one hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried in stock
A talk with one of the Hilo
teachers shows the point of view of
the pedngogucs on the question of
an nrbitrnry reduction of salaries
say twenty per cent as has been
suggested in certain quarters.
This teacher stated that some time
ago she had a correspondence with
the Department of Education at
Honolulu relative to the salary
which it is the rule to pay to teachers
during the two summer months.
The question asked was why the
department docs not divide the
yearly salary into ten parts and pay
them monthly thus fully compensat
ing the teacher at the cud of the
teaching term. The Department's
reply was that to make the twelve
monthly payments was easier for
the Department bookkeepers. It
was specifically stated that the por
tions 0 the annual sqlary paid in
July and August were not to be
considered as compensation for
those months, nut as salary pre
viously earned and paid in those
months for the convenience of the
In the case of school teachers the
opinion is held also 'that they arc
working under contract either ac
tual or implied and that a cut in
their salaries by the Territory,
could not be enforced if a teacher
sought to enforce his rights in the
courts. There are quite a number
of teachers who came to Hawaii to
serve in the public schools upon
definite salaries of so much per
year. And the opinion is generally
expressed t,hat n lopping off of one
fifth of the salaries of the school
teachers would be one of the most
discreditable steps any administra
tion could take.
Honolulu, March 8. Governor
Wall, Nichols Co.
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Cullies From the Front.
Tokid, March 9, It is rumored
that the Japanese fleet has engaged
the Vladivostok squadron.
St. Petersburg, March 9. An
engagement is reported 100 miles
from Vladivostok. The Russians
Tokio, March 9. The Govern
ment is considering the advisability
of negotiating a ibreign lean not
withstanding its ability to conduct
the war for a year or two on its own
St. Petersburg, March 9- The
Japanese are still landing troops at
Gensan and proceeding to Ping
The sending of the Marquis Ito
to Korea is regarded here as the
establishment of a virtual protec
torate over a country which has be
come a Japanese military base.
Viceroy AlexiefF is preparing to
move his headquarters to Harbin.
Th(: Russians are throwing up
earthworks hctweetiKaiping and
It is believed here that Japan is
trying to regain possession of Sag-
halien Island which was lormerly
ceded to Russia. The demonstra
tion of naval force in that vicinity
by Japan is thought to indicate
Carter and Secretary Atkinson arc
still working on the appropriation
bills questions. The various heads
of departments have been consulted
and all arc figuring on what they
can cut out of their expenses. The
result will be some wholesale eradi
cations in departmental expenses.
It appears to be settled that
whether there is an extra session or
not there will be a general reduction
in salaries of government employes.
Governor Carter has expressed the
opinion that employes of the gov
ernment arc getting larger pay than
is given for corresponding work in
mercantile houses, and if his advice
is followed the wages will be cut.
'Another probability is that some
bureaus will he wiped out, and a lot
of the separate bookkeeping now
done in different departments will
be turned over to the Auditor's
office. The result of these possibil
ities is considerable anxiety among
those who hold government jobs.
The "official family" is ready to
accept a cut of 20 per cent.
One of the matters to be decided
bcfoie the first of next month is
what shall be done with the March
salary warrants. There will be a
pay day on March 15, according to
announcement, on which Treasurer
Kcpoikai w ill be able to cash the
remaining February warrants, which
will largely come from other islands,
but he will not be able to pay sala
ries on March 31. One suggestion
that has been made is that the pay
rolls providing for the payment of
laborers, such as the Portuguese
who are in the road department, be
given preference, together with
other low salaried men, as many of
them need their monthly earnings
for actual living expenses.
Strict N'eus .Surveillance. 1
London, Feb. 28. In reference to
the severity of the censorship extr-
cisctl by the Japanese Government
over the news dispatches of foreign
correspondents, Harou Haynshi, the
Japanese Minister, tonight said:
I have had numerous representa
tions from English mid other news
papers upon this subject, hut I be
lieve that our position in the case is
not only right hut will be admitted
to be such by those who look care
fully into the circumstances. We
arc fighting against numerical odds
which are quitq out of proportion
to the odds against any comhatan
in recent wars. We arc fighting for ,
our existence and our only hope of
maintaining it is to strike swiftly
and secretly at the beginning. To '
get in the first blows means more to t
us than, 1 think, it has ever meant
to any belligerent, ami to insure this
it is vital for us to demand n degice
of secrecy which has not been nec
essary in any recent warfare. Even
at the risk of alienating temporarily
the friendship pf the press of the
world we must prevent even a whis-1
per of our real intentions reaching
our powerful enemy. .
Hefore war was declared I knew
that our military authorities had de
cided that our censorship must lie
more rigid than ever before at-
tempted. One line would have
ruined our first attack on Port
Of Gothenburg, Sweden
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JUDD BUILDING, HONOLULU, H. T.
Korea Stopped by llullct.
Honolulu, Match 7. When the
Pacific Mail liner Korea was about
to enter Yokohama on her last trip
out a bullet fired by a sentinel in a
boat stopped the vessel. That is,
the bullet was fired across her bows
and Captain b'eabury stopped the
vessel as quick as possible.
The entrance to Yokohama is
mined extensively, a fact which
Captain Seabury did not realize.
All vessels entering the channel
way or leaving it are preceded by a
boat and the big steamers are com
pelled to go ahead very slowly.
The mines are designated by little
cork buoys floating on the surface,
and it is a dangerous proceeding for
a vessel to enter without taking
Captain Seabury started to steam
In when the report cf a pistol was
heard. The captain instantly di
vined that he was going counter to
the regulations and stopped. The
matter was explained to him and
following a guide boat the vessel
was brought to her anchorage safely
ROBERT INNES LILLIE
Exporter of Island Produce.
Hooks Kept and Audited.
Room 1, Spreckels' Block, - Uilo
He Won't Surrender.
Port Arthur (Sunday), Feb. 28.
General Stoessel, commander of
the garrison here, has issued a
general order directing the attention
of the troops and inhabitants to the
fact that the Japanese intend to
land and seize the fortress. The
general declares the Japanese con
sider the .seizure of Port Arthur to
be a question of national honor and
from their bbstinate attacks and
bombardments of the fortress and
hays he can only conclude that the
enemy will make- every effort to cap
ture the fortress, failing which' the
Japanese will destroy the railroad
"The enemy, however," proceeds
the general, "is mistaken. Our
troops know and the inhabitants
are herewith informed by me that
we will not yield. We must fight
to the finish, as I, the commandant,
will never give an order tosurrender.
I call on all to become convinced of
the necessity of fighting to the
death. Those who leave without
fighting will not save themselves.
There is no way out. On three
sides there is the sea and on the
fourth will be the enemy. There
is no means of escape except by
Criticise tlio Vlckshurir.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 20. Refusal
of the commander of the United
States gunboat Vicksburg to unite
with commanders of other foreign
warships at Chemulpo to protest
against the fighting there on Feb
ruary 8, which resulted in the loss
of the Russian warships Variag and
Korietz, and the fact that the Vicks
burg did not take on board any of
the surviving Russian soldiers, has
created much unfavorable public
The foreign office, however,
shows no disposition to criticise the
commander of the Vicksburg, and
advanced the suggestion that he
might have been restrained by the
belief that such action plight con
stitute a breach of neutrality.
Lllluokuluul Still Has Hopes.
Washington, Feb. 17. An effort
was made late this afternoon to find
some Senator who had voted against
the claim of Kx-Queen Liliuokalani 1
who would be willing to move thati
the vote be reconsidered. Is is not ,
yet clear whether this effort will be
successful. There is much senti
ment in the Senate favorable to the
claim, but at the same time reluct-
finnn in nnu n cnin nf mntiov n rnn-
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sulerable percentage ot which will 1
go tuto the hands of lobbyists.
Arthur one line might ruin our
nrnlnntnrl Irmrl rttiornl innc
When we fought China we gave
the war correspondents free latitude
and in many cases they took ad
vantage of this to predict our future
movements. That did not matter
much when China was our enemy;
but, against a power like Russia,
.so Immensely superior in eventual
resources, it might turn the scale.
When you fight for Hie everything
else becomes of minor importance.
I cannot believe that Japan will
lose friends in the world because
she has' been obliged to impose a
careful censorship. I do not think
the present rigor of this censorship
will be continued very long, but
momentarily the conditions of the
campaign make even insignificant
movements blows' toward our main
naval and military objectives.
When our preliminary operations
are complete I have no doubt the
censorship will be relaxed.
Our own press and people are
undergoing the same regime.
There is no discrimination and I
think you will find as much if not
more news of the war ffom the Ja
panese side in the New York and
London papers as you will in the
leading Japanese organs.
' Stevrntro Kates on l'auille Mail.
Honolulu, March 7. About the
beginning of this month the rate on
steerage passengers from San Fran
cisco to the Orient will again be cut
by the Pacific Mail and its allied
companies. In view of the pros
pect of war in the Far East there is
a question whether the cutting of
rates will extend to freight, as here
before, for in the event of hostilities
the ordinary rate will be so high
that both the Pacific Mail and its
allies and the China Commercial
Company may pront by carrying (
big cargoes to the Orient. Flour 1
and other food stuffs are expected
to be much in demand on the Asi
Influenza is always more or less
prevalent at this season of the year.
This disease is very similar to a se
vere cold and if allowed to take its
course is liable to cause serious re
sults. The best treatment for in
fluenza is to avoid exposure and
take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
This medicine gives immediate re
lief and if used as directed, will
ward offall dangerous consequences.
It leaves the system in a natural
and healthy condition. It always
cures and cures quickly. The Hilo
Drug Store sells it.
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years exclusively by the
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When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Fertilizer Works is on every
sack, otherwise you will not be getting the genuine article.
A large stock of Diamond A and our
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Furniture made to order, nuy style
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