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rim WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HII.O, HAWAII, TUESDAY, APRIL n, 1905.
l;c $Uo uDvUnim TUESDAY, - Al'RII, n, KJ05. Kilteudnt llic t'oslollice nl Hilo, Hit Willi, an second-clans matter l'UIII.ISItltl) KVKKV TUHSIiaV. J. Casti.i Rinr.WAY Editor 1). W. MAKSlt lluslness Manager. SHORT SIGHTED. It is a short .sighted policy to deny to the members ofthcllilo volunteer Eire Department the long established exemption from personal taxes. The loss of ?2oo in taxes would not compensate for the possi ble loss that might occur from a scVious fire within the fire limits of Hilo. because of no fire department. Members of the legislature appear to labor under the impression that it is the duty of eery citizen to . assist at a fire, but when there is no organization or level head in charge of the fire, the possibilities of the flames spreading to adjoining property are greatly increased. Eew persons really delight in lending a hand to push the hose ctrt or tug at the rope of a heavy engine when an alarm of fire is sounded. The Hilo Fire Department is now splendidly equipped, the members are loyal and well trained. Fort nightly fire drills have made the department prompt and efficient, equal almost to any paid company of men. The fire fighters are quick to respond to an alarm and lose no time in getting the engine under tlie development of your communi actiou. If the members were a paid ty company, tlie expense would be tar greater than the insignificant saving in taxes which the men would otherwise pay. The members of the Hilo Fire Department serve without pay, and the paltry five dollars a year per sonal lax, which is donated to them in a small measure only shows the appreciation of the public for their services. Property owners who do not want to sec the local company disband and the rates of insurance increase, should join in an appeal to the legislature to continue this clause in the Tax bill which it is sought to have omitted. If other volunteer departments are to be started on Maui and elsewhere, a similar exemption can be made for the benefit of their members, but tlo not let us be parsimonious in so important a matter. BRAINS AT A DISCOUNT. Tin; teachers of the Territory should make a united appeal to the legislature for an increase iu salaries. The cut which was made two years ago by the Hoard of Education was mwirrniitP.1 fiii.i limntt. Tl. unjust. ine teachers' side is based upon plain principles of justice. It should not need to be stated. If selfish mo tives rule in such matters the needs of the community suffice to warrant an immediate grant of the teachers' request. It is monstrously unjust to ask n woman or a man to devote a lifetime to a work which leaves no opportunity for change to other lines, and which calls for the most painstaking effort and a conscien t ous application to a nerve-racking task. The responsibility for the formation of the character of the rising generation depends upon pro ficiency iu the shool room. To re quire these instructors of the na tion's youth to serve year in and year out for less pay than the least skilled laborers receive and with no prospects of betterment is a disgrace to the Territory which permits it. CAPT. NIIII.ACK says the people i will grow accustomed to the mourn ful dirge of the whistling buoy now in I lily haibor, like the upright ci tizen grows accustomed to death and taxation. Hut in the meantime, WHAT? Hkcausk a man advocates street Signs for the guidance of the way-1 farer, it should not be accepted as ! prinm facia evidence that he cannot I find hi way home from the club I ., . ., . . . ! without the u s.gn boards. , the 1 SiiHKii'i' SiiAKi.K has been first toailopt the sign boaid and frequenters of the Court House grounds are met with the symbolic tyuwls "Keep Off the Glass," TIIRUE TO ONE. Tiihkh is much to commend it self in the cflbrt of Representative Smith and Senator Paris to divide the island of Hawaii into two sena torial districts instead permitting the inconsistency of having all the senators from one side of the island. At present with largest population and voting strength, East Hawaii has only one senator in the upper body, whileWest Hawaii have three senators to look oftcr their interests. If the windward side of Hawaii did not have such a good senator in the person of Senator John T. Brown, we would have no recognition what ever. 1 he tables may he turned in a course of two years, and West Hawaii may sec a reverse order ol things. So the proposition com mends itself with an equal force to both sides of the island where equal representation and honest legisla tion is desired. Kiviti' your dollars in circulation in your own community and you are likely to find a few of them in your own pocket later. Send them to out-of-town tradesmen and they are gone for good. By iiKLPiNO the lindustrics of the community in which you live, you are helping yourself and all depending upon you for support. l'ATROMZK your home paper. It can be made an important factor in l'ostmnstor Desha Installed. Postmaster George h. Desha arrived by the Kln.ui on Wednesday last to assume the duties of his new job and to find thnt the office was hi n Iwdly crippled condi tion. Miss Marlin, the assistant post master, mid Mailing Clerk G. W. Weight both lis.gncd their positions on April ist without notice to Postmaster Desha, and upon his arrival in Hilo last Wednesday night he found that former Postmaster Madeira was preparing to leave on the return trip of the Kitmu. Mr. Desha was much surprised to find the office force in such a demoralized condition, and with the large coast mail arriving by the Kinau for distribution he was almost powerless to act without ade quate and experienced clerks, However, both Mr. Madeira and Mr. Weight volun teered their services, and by working until a late hour Weduesday night the public were enabled to receive their mail promptly. Mr. Desha said: "I relied on keeping Mr. Weight in the postofiicc, and, In fact, offered him the position of assistant postmaster, but hav ing received nn offer of n better job with the railroad he has taken It. I am very sorry, because he was n valuable clerk. He has agreed to assist on the heavy coast mails received nt night until the new clerks nrc broken Iu. I have op- pointed Charles Sicmsen nsslstnut post ,nsl;r lo ""ccced Miss Marlin, nnd Her- ",a UMofC nS tmp clerk. Of COUWC, all the detnils of the office are new to both of these gentlemen, as well ns my self, but they are rapidly acquiring nn intimate knowledge of the office routine, and I earnestly hope the public may be considerate Iu any criticisms they have to make, bearing in mind that wc arc doing the best we can. Mr. Madeira was a very competent official, and, aside from the crippled office force left the office iu very fine condition. I shall strive to maintain the service which the public has received nt the hands o( my predecessor." lloth Mr. Sieiuseu and Mr. I.udlofT re ceived the endorsement of the Republi can District Committee. Ilesides these applicants, there were Joe Caceres, II. H. Drown, Jr., and Charles llrickwood Ly man who sought positions under the new postmaster. The executive committee hold that federal positions are outside of their jurisdiction, but certified to the Re publicanism of the candidates named without naming u choice. Hilo (ietis Foir Mirnnl. Capt. A. P. Niblnck, of the U.S. Light House Sertccc, Honolulu, sent up last week on the the Steamer Kaiulaiil two ''"oy for Hilo bay and harbor. Judging from the new buoy stationed nt the ex treme northern end of llloude Reef, at the mouth of the harbor, the federal au thorities mc laboring under the impres sion that the Hilo coast is fog infested, for the former dun buoy marking the en trance to the harbor has been displaced by a whistling buoy. The incessant till! twli tl If Stftllit 1il(ii llntt liftaiti I11..1..I t.. ,.,,,... of ,, ,, ,.,,, ,,,, tie Mnmi hours of the day midnight. The intermittent mournful sound has been described by some ns the moaning ofthe wind, or n i.iGk cow. the toot of j,,,,n. uese fisherman's horn or a steamer iu (lis- pMIe wth iem.s Jwve difficulty in driving the sound from their heads and the radius of its power rises with the strength ofthe wind which blows the sound inland five miles or more. The buoy was located under the direction of Pilot 1'itsgernld, acting under instruc tions from Cnpt, Niblnck, MK.V.NT SOMIM'lllNd I.I.SI;. Senator llnwn Says lin Was .Not Cnrrrcil lijr Other Senators. Tlic publication of Senntor John T. Hrown's Idler mlrcsscd to the lln ird of Trnilc, which appeared lit last week's i stte of the Tkiiiunh, tins brought n storm of protests against himself by members who were said to be bulldozing him. "I never s.dtl n word to Scuntor llrown about the county net In my life," said Palmer Woods. "I did sny on the floor of the Semite thnt I would vote ngnlust the bill if it contniucil the two county provision. And Chnplnin Desha of the House told me thnt the one county n memhncut would be curried through the House If I would ngreee on nn e(uitnhle division of the Supervisors. Hut, to llrown, I never wild n word. All thnt I ever sain mat lie couui nave lienril, was on the floor." SenntorJ. 1). Paris, whose name was al so mentioned in lue letter comes out with n strong denial. He Is reported n saying: "I never talked to llrown pri vately nliout the county bill at nil. I said on the floor of the Senate that it would be suicidal to make 1 In wall Into two counties that the people would be hanging a mill stone nbout their necks. Hut I have never said n word to llrown, nor to anybody else that I did not say In the open on the floor." Geo. K. I.owe, who It nppenrs wrote the letter nt Senator llrown 's dictation, comes out with n very plausible cxplaua- tton. lie writes mi open letter in which he states: "Some time last week Senator John T. BrWn came to my house nnd asked me to do him a favor by answering the Hilo Hoard of Trade's letter by addressing the secretary, H. Vicars. "He dictated to me in Hawaiian. When I got through with my shorthnud lesson Moudny evening I went home nnd sat down lo write a letter to the said party. "I could nut find the letter Senator Drown dictntcd lo mc, so I lost no time iu searching for it, nnd wrote the best I could remember. Tuesday morning I did not meet him at the New Kuglatid Ilakery, as I calculated, and have it com pared; so I went to my work. ' "About 10:30 thnt morning I sent the letter to Senator llrown by someone to the Senate. And that's nil I know. "In comparing the letter I wrote, how. ever, nnd the original Hawaiian letter held by Drown, I found my letter was quite off. "Therefore, by tins, I wish to acknowl edge my mistake; because Senator Drown did not dictate anything lo mc about be ing coerced by Senators Paris and Woods, and I know that I did not once use the word 'coerce' or 'coercion in the letter I wrote. GEO. K. LOWE. April 3, '05." Wuhikcn Social Settlement. A few items regarding the work of the Waiakea Social Settlement may be of interest to its friends and patrons. The dispensary is a leading feature of the work. Miss Sloper reported that, for the mouths of December, January, February and March, the average daily calls have been respectively thirty, ten, six and six, the patients being mostly children. The large number of cases iu December was due mainly to a prevailing skin disease which is now under control. Dr. Stow has responded about fifty times to Miss Sloper's call, to treat cases outside of a nurse's domain. Miss Sloper is cognizant of but three deaths at Waiakea during the four months. Two of these were infants and the third a Hawaiian woman who died of penutnonia. In spite of the fact that it is a long time since Christmas, the Sun day School is exceedingly well at tended. During each week, the reading room is open one afternoon for children and one evening for adults. A mothers' meeting is held on Friday and a weaving class on Saturday. The singing class, conducted by Miss Potter, meets twice a week, and a band class, under the super vision of Mr. Cnrvalho, has been organized. Miss Sloper endeavors to have an eye to the general welfare ofthe neighborhood, including an interest iu the small boy who absents him self from school nnd the resident with mosquito-breeding propen sities, thus proving herself a friend nnd ally of both the teachers and the sanitary officers. While necessarily ninny discour agements arise in a work of this kind, there are those who have faith to perceive n Waiakea of the future clean, quiet, industrious nnd law-abiding, a credit to Ililo's philauthrophy. JOSEPHINE DEYO, Secretary, I.I vr to I, en ml What menus this tumble strange mid low That ruffles all the statllid air, These whispering of bkiI1s and "dough," Of things not wholly on the square; With heelers rushing to and fro, Is there a public grnfl to shnre? Now, when it tries to get the line Reform, the "busy" answer draws; A County Hill of quaint design Is told iu whispers ns the cause, And men who havi- the rules down fine Are drafting some strange local laws. F.tcruul vigilance then some Is still the price of honest rule, And when there Is n juicy plum A graflcr can the wisest fool. Of comfort there Is but this crumb Kxpericnco yet has still n school, lly work of every scrt mid kind, With promises mid on the stump We down the grafters (In our mind) And send them over to the dump, And after all oilr toil we find Them drinking nt the public pump. To clinch n great reform is most As hard a task as shelling beans; What seems the substance Is the ghost, If we could peep behind the scenes, We'd see the King prepare to roast livery bill his dethronement menus. Kltiiiu Heparin res, April 7 tit. Albert Homer, Dr. Frederick Irwin, Giberson. Mrs. A. Marcelllno, Miss K. Records, Miss II. Howe, A. S. Gage, II. Deacon, Dr. C. L. Stowc, I). Zuleg, Miss 11. Zuicg, Miss C. Zuleg, J. McCandless, K. C. Heulcr, R. Schmidt, Mr. nnd Mrs. M. Schmidt, Miss M. Schmidt. K. A. Hums and wife, W. C. llordcn, J. S. Perry, Mrs. II. G. Hill, Mrs. R. Hill, II. Pcntoii midwife, K. A. Ihirnlinm, J. K. Ilaydcn, Miss A. Hetiter, P.J. Lindeman, A. Norrls ami wife, J. Drownstein, Thro. Wolff, Geo. Lycurgus, J. Vrecland, J. II. Hare, Mi's Helen Severance, Mrs. P. Pcnton, J. Dillon, J. T. McCrosson, Miss Nan Lantvoord, Mrs. Knox, W. I. Ma deira, G. P.. Alcott, W. L. nrynnt nnd wife, J. W, Mason. Horn. Rowland At Hilo, Hawaii, 011 Friday April 7U1, 1905, to the wife of II D. Rowland, u daughter. BY AUTHORITY. One Koom Sclioolhousc, Hoiiiitipo, Hawaii. Proposals will be received nt the office of the Superintendent of Public Works, Honolulu, T. II., until 12 o'clock m. of April 24th, 1905, for constructing a One Room Sclioolhousc nt Houunpo, District of Kau, Hawaii. Plans and specifications are ou file with the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works, K. E. Richards, Agent Public Works, Hilo, mid with K. A. Irish, School Agent, Kau, Hawaii, copies of which will be furnished intending bid ders on receipt of $5.00, which sunt will be returned nfter depositing bid nnd re turning plaits nnd specifications. No proposal will be entertained unless submitted 011 the blank forms furnished, enclosed iu a sealed envelope, nddressed to C. S. Holloway, Superintendent of Public Works, Honolulu, T.H., endorsed "Proposal for One Room Schoolhouse, Honuapo, Hawaii," and delivered pre vious to 12 o'clock in. on the day speci fied. The Superintendent of Public Works reserves the right to reject any or all bids. C. S. HOLLOWAY, Superintendent of Public Works. Honolulu, T. II., April 4, 1905. 24.2 AUCTION SALE 01' SODA WATER BUSINESS lly order of A. II. Lindsay, Treasurer of the Hantakua Soda Works, Co., Ltd., I will sell at Public Auction nt , my salesroom lit HONOKAA, HAWAII Saturday, April 15, 1905 At i2;oo o'clock noon, the good will, machinery, stock and business of Till! HAMAKUA SODA WORKS CO., Lid. Consisting of In part as follows! The Soda Water Machine, with Force ami Syrup Pumps, and Itottllug Table, all complete and ill good working order. The lease of the preinif.es In Kukui haele, with good running water laid 011 iu pipes. 450 doeu Potties and 25 Wood Cased, One Delivery Wagon. One Set Double. Harness, Two Horses and One Mule, nil broken to harness. Sundry Pxtrncts, Syrups, etc. Por further particulars inquire of A. II, LINDSAY, or to CHARLES WILLIAMS AUCTIONPliR Ilouoknn, Hawaii, March 14, 1905 21-4 THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHART ,apriTv, xiyu: MAILS ARRIV15 IN HONOI.UM' S. M. T. 2 0 JChina 0 4x 0 IU 'Ventura i6 "ir"in nn nt JManchr'a 23 24 2B Coptic 30 May 2 Ncvadan "Sierra 5 Alamc4a JMInwcrn 1 Sonoma 12 26 AIamcda 1 Ventura May 3 Manuka Vessels whose unities nppear OVP.R the date ARR1VH from the Const. Vessels whose names appear IIF.I.OW the dale DISPART for the Coast. Destination of Vessels () To San Prancisco; (t) To Colonies; (i) To Victoria; II. C; (?) To Yokohama. U' S. S. Klnau departs from Hilo fur Honolulu every Priday nl 10:00 a. m. S. S. Milium Lon'sniall closes iu Hilo on Saturdays anil Tuesdays marked (X) nl 3U5 ! '" arriving iu Honolulu at daylight three days later. t .-" 'vvwHvwmw99WTvwvwwwwwwwvn R NT HAI MCcI --- 1 ( JL MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS FINE DISPLAY OF Negligee Shirts Collars Coif Shirts Cuffs Dress Shirts Neckwear Lawn Bows Lawn Ties Balbriggan Underwear Gossamer Wool Underwear Scrivan's Drawers Pajamas Cugot Suspenders Night Shirts Crown Suspenders Bathing Suits President Suspenders Sweaters Hosiery and Cloves E. N. HOLMES X Olaa FOR SALE FOR PARTICULARS APPLY TO THE HENRY WATERHOUSE TRUST GO. LIMITED. P. O. BOX 34G. THE HAWAIIAN FERTILIZER CO., Ltd. SPECiAL FERTILIZER For Cane, Vegetable and Banana Fields. Soil AunlysU Maile and Fertilizer Furnished Suitable to Soil, Climate and Crop FOR THE LAND'S SAKE Sulphate of Ammonium Bono Moal Sulphato of Potash Fertilizers for sale in InrRC or small quantities. 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