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THK WKKKLY HILO TRtDUNK, HILO, HAWAII, TUKSDAY, MARCH 14, 1905.
Ijc gilor QDribunc. TUKSDAY, - MARCH 14, 1905. Knteitd at the PostofTice at Hlln, Ha waii, as second-clans mutter PUnUSIIttD RVRRV TUKSDAY. J. CASTI.K RlUOWAY Ktlitor D. W. Marsh Business Manager. A BOB-TAILED BILL. The Garden Island published at . Liliuc, Kauai, is the only rcpulv t, Hcan paper within the Territory a having the cfTrontery to suggest p. the passage of a "bob-tailed" county bill. It says: "A system, therefore, which will serve the wishes of those who are clamoring for county government, without changing our present me k thods in any radical degree, is desirable." The mistake the Garden Island makes is in the belief that such an imitation of county government would be satisfying to those "who are clamoring for county govern ment." A county act in form only and not in substance is not what is desired, even though the passage of such a measure will in a way appease a legislator's conscience for stultifying his ante-election pledge to support a county law that would be more than in name only. Every republican senator and representa tive was elected on a platform .which promised to give the people local self-government, and any half measure of fulfillment of this prom ise will not be accepted by the mass of voters. The republican party is in power, and no executive ' or kitchen cabinet influences can be made responsible for its laches. A failure to give to the people a full measure of county government, will mean the political death knell of every legislator who is a party to the base treachery. SPILLED MILK. Hilo has failed to secure her much desired federal building or even to have the site for the pro posed building located, lly an in advertance, an error in description of the land occurred, so that the item in the public buildings bill wns dropped out by the Committee. The public buildings bill itself failed of passage because of tue opposi tion of Speaker Cannon and other leaders in Congress to the further expenditure of money than was absolutely necessary for the run ning expenses of the government. It is claimed that the current and necessary appropriation bills will create a deftet in the public treasury, and that economy should be the watchword in all branches of the government. The bill carried ap propriations for various public buildings throughout the country, aggregating nine and a hnlfmUlon dollars. Nearly every Congress man from Bangor, Me., to Texas was seeking a public building within its district, and the republi can leaders in the House steadfast ly refused to allow the bill to come up for consideration. Pkok. Joaquin Carvalho, who has brought Hilo's Hand up to a high degree of excellence, is a protege of Kappelmeister Berger of the Honolulu Baud. The Hilo band boys have supported their organization by the result of their own efforts and popular subscrip tion, and no better object for gov ernment aid could be selected than the local musical organization. Their agreement to join the National Guard and become a mili tary band shows the proper spirit, and should commend their petition to the favorable consideration of the legislators. FIUKS AUK (JUK.NCIIi:i. Tub Grst impression of a city are generally the most lasting,. and if tourists see that the people of a community are disposed to- make their visits agreeable and not attended with difficulty, they will return to their homes with good report of the treatment received. Hilo has neglected many matters of this character, which, although apparently trivial, give a visitor a good opinion of our city. Street signs are inexpensive and give a traveler friendly aids to direction that lie appreciates. A stranger might pass through Hilo or spend a week in our midst and unless of an investigating turn of maud, wouiu never Know tnat tuere was anything more than a spasmodic volcano located thirty miles from the sea coast and leave 'with the impression that Hilo was a mere landing place for Volcano tourists Civic pride should prompt us to make known our resources and capabilities, instead of hiding them under a bushel. Evkn though he failed in his efforts to secure a government building for the Territory, Dele gate Kuhio has worked faithfully and industriously for both Hilo and Honolulu, which fact will be appre ciated by his constituents. Hilo should be pleased a forward step has been taken in causing a govern ment survey to be made by the War Department. With this done aud the rccommendotions of the government engineers as to the cost of construction before Congress, the securing of an appropriation will be an easy task. Before his return to Washington last Novem ber, the Delegate said to members of the Board of Trade that he did not believe he could accomplish more during this session of Con gress than to get a Hurvey of the Hilo harbor, aud this accomplished is a long stride towards the accom plistraent of our fondest hopes for a Hilo breakwater. FoRHSTim Hosmhu's utterances that the public's wishes should be considered in regard to the holding of hearings in the vicinity of the laud to be set aside as government reserves has the rifht ring, aud if the Governor desires Id give the people a chance to express themselves freely and fully on the subject, he will take the same view, Federal Jury for April. The Federal gtaud mid trial furies for the April term In Judge Dole's court have been drawn as follows: The grand jurors summoned to meet at Honolulu on April 10 are Geo. Ilruus, Win. Auld, John Ilalverson, J. A. Lnwc lawe, A. D. Porter, Win. 1 Heilbron, Joseph Clarke, Arthur Coyne, Lawrence Robinson, K.J. Cotton, Edgar L. Lewi9, V. O. Atwater, Geo. C. Potter, James Carty, W. II. Babbitt ond A. P. Gllfilhui, all of Honolulu; Geo. Mundon of Kapaa, A. H.Jackson of Hilo, Chas. II. Sweet ser of Unite, E.. II. Carley of rain, Thos. Reinhardt of Hilo, V. W. limner of Kealakelcua and J. K, Dillon of Hilo. The trial jurors summoned for April 241I1 arc as follows: Anthony Gilman, Jno. Kidwcll, Pierre Jones, Chas, P. Hcrrlck, F. W. Mokinney, F. T. P. Waterhousc, F. J. Churchill, Fred W. Weed, Marston Campbell, Jno. Coflee, Gerritt P. Wilder, Chas. Hustace Jr., A. W.Pearson, R. W. Perkins, Theo. F. Lansing, II. F. Wlchuiau, all of Hono lulu; Carl S. Holloway, A. G. Serrao, J. D, Kennedy and Leon Malterrc of Hilo, H. C. Ovendeu of Hana, Jas. Glbbof Ho nokaa, G. J. Grclg of Makawell, Clns. II. Judd of Kauiucla, Win. L. Hard) of Hana, Chas. Christian of Llhue, T. Cnm inlugs of Waikapu and C. Nellson of Puuuenc. A Correction. Mr. G. W. Richards, of Goldfield, Nev., whose wife suffered a broken leg at the Volcano about ten days ago, asks that the Tkiuunr make a correction of the statement appearing in these columns last week regarding the cause of the acci dent. "Instead of the fall resulting from the rudeness of two Englishmen crowd ing Mrs. Rlchrrds' animal oft" the trail," slid Mr. Richards, "the gentlemen refer red to came to her rescue aud rendered every possible aid In making her com fortable and carrying her to the hotel, where she obtained medical treatment. No blame attaches either to the guide or other tourists in the party, aud the accident was one of those unfortunate circumstances for which no one Is re sponsible. Mis. Richards is resting nicely at the Hilo hospital and I am much pleased with the treatment accorded my self and my family, both in Hilo and at the Volcano House." KIiiiiu Arrivals Mnrch 8. J. C. Searle, Mrs. F. A. Carpenter, J. T. Molr, II. Gorman, J. S. Canarlo, F. Souza, Y. Ukeda, C. M. Hutchlns, A. J. Kulberg, K. J. Lain, wife and child, A. J. S. Canuvarro, R. C. Searle Jr., T. Shasito aud wife, Mrs. C. D. I.uf kin, Mrs, C.U.Wells, Miss L. Wells, Miss R. Read, F. M. Jennifer, E. Marcallino, T. n. Fraser, Mrs. C. II. Rood, W. Leviug. stou, Mrs. J, J, Connelly, Miss Connelly, C. M. Cooke, A. Seeley and wife. J. de Lulttee, Miss C. G. Laittee, Mrs. C. R. McColgan, Mrs. G. Craig, I). Craig, C. K. Smith, A. A. Steers, II. Groll", Miss W. II. Winston, Mrs. A. G. Hawes Jr., Walter Austin, Q. II. Ikrrey, Mrs. A. F. Ellis, Miss I,. M. Gibson, J. II, Miss, W, Lauz. The rorost Firm In K011H KiTerlunlly l'ul Out. Forester R. A. Hosmer, of Hono lulu, was n returning passenger on the Kiuatt last 1'iiday, coming over land from the fire burnt district by way of ihr Volcano House, lie reports that with the nid of intcr miltnut showers, which continued for four days, lite forest fires which threatened the leeward slopes of Hawaii have been subdued. To a Tkiuunk representative, he said: "The fires started on Wed nesday, February 22nd, aud for fifteen days, night and day, a gang of seventy inch under my super vision have been fighting the fires, which for a time looked as though they would sweep the entire leeward side of the island. Fortunately on Wednesday several light showers came, which checked the flames and other rains during the next few days put out the fires completely, so that I do not anticipate any fur- llm. trm.l.ln flint nliarln. ' When asked as to the cause of the forest fires. Mr. Hosmer at tributed it to carelessness in burn ing brush, the burning embers of which "spread to larger areas and finally reached the forests. "The greatest damage," said Mr. Hos mer, "was done to the government land of Kaapima, near the BucU; holtz place, beginning about a half a mile above the government road aud extending up the mountain side about two miles. The burnt district comprises about foursquare miles, or approximately 2,000 acres. The Bishop estate lands did not suffer as much damage. A large fire was on the land of Houaunau leased to S. M. Damon and sublet to W. W. Bruner. The latter with a gang of laborers was clearing land for coffee, when the fires started by them got beyond their control. In a few days, however, that fire was stopped, when the en tire attention was given to the gov ernment lands. Geo. W. Mc Dougall was appointed fire warden, and our plan of operation was to organize two gangs of men who started cutting from cither side a trail forty feet wide along the upper boundary of the burning timber. In some places the fire was within 100 feet of the trail, from which place a back fire could be started or the fire fought from the open gtouud as a base. All vegetation aud inflamablc material was re moved ftom the forty foot strip, and I felt confident of keeping the fire below the line. The light winds were in our favor and the showers last week effectually quenched the flames. Most of the forest burnt over is composed of ohia and lehua trees and ferns. The fire had not reached the valu able koa timber, which is located ut a higher elevation." Forester Hosmer left by the Kinau Friday morning for Hono lulu, where he will report to Gov ernor Carter and the Bureau of Forestry the successful termination of the forest conflagration on the other side of the island. While here, he had a meeting with Sur veyor Loebenstein regarding the maps of the proposed Hilo forest reserve, which has not yet been established. Mr. Loebenstein has completed a detailed map of the upper boundary of the proposed reserve extending from Piihouua to Hamakua, and shortly Governor Carter will set a date for a public hearing on the question of the es tablishment of the proposed reserve. When asked, whether hearings would be held in Hilo, Forester Hosmer replied; "I see no objec tions to holding hearings in Hilo as well as Honolulu. In fact I am of the opinion that hearings held where the laud which it is proposed to set aside as a forest reserve is situated, would be very proper and I shall take this matter up with Gov ernor Carter and the Board of Agriculture ,aud Forestry upon my return to Honolulu. I' doubt whether it will be possible to hold a public hearing during the session of the legislature, because of the pressure of business which occupies the attention of the Governor. At any rate, anyone having any objec tions to offer to the proposed re servation is at liberty to come to Honolulu or make his wants known by a tetter addressed to the Gover nor at the time of the hearing.' The reason, newever, lor homing tne hearing 011 the Kohala mountains reservation at Honolulu, was be cause alt parties interested, princi pally the Bishop Estate, resided in Honolulu. Of course, the same condition does not hold true per haps regarding the Nottli Hilo re serve, aud I have no doubt the Governor and the members of the Board will be glad to accede to the wishes of the Hilo public in this respect and hold a public hearing here." At the suggestion of the Fores ter, Sheriff J. C. Searle posted in every district within the Island a large placard of Warning as follows: "All persons are requested to ex ercise great care in burning fields, patches, or stacks of grass, etc., during the excessive dry season, which may be liable to spread to growing timber or crops. Any person found guilty of willfully or maliciously violating the law in this respect will be promptly prose cuted." This notice was printed in four languages, English, Portu guese, Hawaiian and Japanese. Although the present danger has passed, this action was taken as an excess of caution in order to prevent a recurraucc of forest fires during the dry weather. THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHART MiVlfcOI-I, 1905. MAILS ARRIVE IN HONOLULU AND DEPART AS FOLLOWS: e- r SMAll.M flKKIVl! S. M. ! S. M. T. W. tVcntura I 3 D I tAornngi in An 41 Siberia ; 12 13 14x 10 I 'Alameda ; 19 20 "Si I Sonoma ! 26 I 27 1" 28 I 29 T. I 9 16 23 30 F. J Alameda IO Chlnn MnvnrlfinN 17 24 Alameda 31 S. JCoptlc 4x 'Ncbins'n J (Mnnnn M 18 Mongolia 25x Ncvadan Vessels whose names appear OVER the date ARRIVF. from the Const. Vessels whose names appear 11I5LOW the dale DEPART for the Const. Destination f Vessels () To Snn Francisco; (f) To Colonies; (t) To Victoria; II. C; (J) To Yokohama. S. S. Kinau departs from Hilo for Honolulu every Friday at 10:00 a. 111. S. S. Manna Loa'small closes in Hilo on Saturdays and Tuesdays marked (x) at 3:15 p. in., arriving in Honolulu at daylight three dnys Inter. f 0 IWWiffiWWlllWfWWW mmmwm 4 Notice of Election. At a meeting of the share holders of the 1 L. Turner Co., Ltd., held at the office of the company, Hilo, 011 February 27, 1905, the following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: President, C. C. Kennedy, Vice-President, A. Lindsay, Treasurer, N. C. Willfong, Secretnry, K. F. Mackie, who, with A JIumburg and L. Turner, constitute the board of Directors. KEITH F. MACKIK, 19-3 Secretary. """ Assignee's Notice. Notice is hereby given that Herman LudloiT, doing business under the name of Hilo Bakery on Walanucuue street, Hilo, Hnvnli, has made a voluntary assignment to the undersigned for the benefit of his creditors. The creditors of Herman LudlofTare hereby'requested to file their claims with the undersigned within thirty days, and any and all per sons indebted to the said Herman Ludloff arc requested to call and pay the same at once to the undersigned. All claims against said II. Ludloff must be certified. AUGUST HUMI1URG, Assignee of II. LudloiT. 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