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THIJ WBEKI,Y HILO TRIMJNU, HII,0, HAWAII, FRIDAY, MARCH ifl, 1904.
sem 9jO1 m $&, Wk r.r, THE AS TO TKAtJIIKUS SAUItlKS. WILL I.MHK .IOIIS. I TIIK I'llKSS t'K.NSOICSIIIl. FIRST BANK OF HILO LIMITBO. Incorporated Under the Law of the Territory of Hawaii, CAPITAL, faoo.ooo. 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. DIRItCTORS: 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, ing Corpornion f Chinn. Hongkong-Shanghai llnnk-) Shanghai, ing Corporation China. Hongkong-Shanghai Hank-) h'JJJJ," "& -.4..- j japan. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES Rented by the Month ot Year. Par ticulars on Application. Oval Mats Oval Glass 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 Contract Hcrvlre. 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 Territory. 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. Anxious Sent. Honolulu, March 8. Governor Wall, Nichols Co. Limited Waianuenuo Street HILO MARKET GO., LIMITED. Telephone No. 39. Bridge St. - Hilo, H. I Pacific Heat Markel Front St., Hilo, H. I Choice Cuts of Beef, Mutton, Pork, Veal. POULTRY of all Kinds FRESH ISLAND BUTTER Flno Fat Turkeys. . . Sucking Pigs. i'co go : : S g & 5. 6 : 22 z $ "i: : soS-ffi 5: ' ag ft 6J " a Cv S a .Kg Ow O'A i. si S ; 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 fled. 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 resources. St. Petersburg, March 9- The Japanese are still landing troops at Gensan and proceeding to Ping Yang. 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 Lino Yang. 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 such intention. 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 S'VEA .2? INSURANCE COMPANY Of Gothenburg, Sweden ' f7.3"i063-"3 Assets (Home Office) .... Assets in U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43 Pacific Coast Department: EDWARD I1ROWN & SONS, General Agents 411-413 California St., San Francisco. H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Rosidont Agents, HILO ; FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! Is your property, household goods or merchandise insured? l UflT IV UV IMT9 II I1U I , Willi Hill , In case of fire would L you be a heavy loser without a insurance policy? fire THE HONOLULU INVESTMENT CO., Ltd. General Agents of The Iiisurniicc Company of North America The New Zcnlimil Insurance Company The Westchester Fire Insurance Company The Fidelity Insurance Company . The Canton Marine Insurance Company 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 every precaution. 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 WHOLKSALIJ COMMISSION MERCHANT AND BROKER. 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 and withdraw. "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 fighting." 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 comment here. 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- ..ww .- ,...., .....-., .. . 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 atic coast. 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. 1 voir can't help M I I KLEMNli YOUR . tA WM . I MIND ON wSRTFR UM I I , Ij AFTER KNOWING HA I fm WHAT IT IS LIKE . HV 1 1 i.4 f .. -1 . wmk- IB' Hi (RAINIER 1 I BOTTLING I WORKS I AGENTS. HONOLULU I PLANTERS, ATTENTION! SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT THE ONLY ORIGINAL AND CELEBRATED A FERTILIZED Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen years exclusively by the California Fertilizer Works SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 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 XX HIGH-CRADE FERTILIZER Is kept constantly pn hand and for sale at San Francisco prices, plus only freight .and actual expenses,' By Our Hilo Agents, L. TURNER CO. 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