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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1905.
KJ yjs? .' 5le ' s , hC tfiUo vUutUC. I -L, (ai .- I TUESDAY, - JULY 25, 1905 Knteudntthc Postoffice at Hilo, Ha waii, ns second-class matter rUHMSIIKD KVHRV TUKSDAY. J. Castlk Ridoway - Editor D. W. Makhii limbless Manager. BANANA ORGANIZATION. The wisdom of organization as suggested in the Tkibunk several months ago is becoming more ap parent as the weeks and months roll by. The fruit growers of Ha waii need not expect to gain any foothold on the mainland unless they unite their interests and "pull together." The interview else where reported in this issue of the TriwjNK with R. W. Shingle of the Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., in dicates exactly where the fault lies. As long as a poor variety of banana is landed on the wharfs in San Eraucisco, so long will the pi ice of the Hawaiian banana be at its minimum. In fact the longer the present condition of affairs exists, with the landing of partially de veloped, bruised or over-ripe fruit, the worse becomes the reputation of the Hilo banana. After we have obtained a bad reputation, we will find it hard climbing to establish our trade on the plane which the Hilo banana deserves. Not only will organization, with its system of inspection, proper wrapping, marking, loading and unloading, maintain a good name for the Hilo banana, but through organization it is possible for the Hilo growers to find means of getting their fruit to the market. It is said that there were twelve thousand bunches of bananas that could have been gotten ready for shipment this past week, if the growers had only had the means of transporting them to market. As it was, the Enterprise was able to take only seven thous and bunches. The Hilo Board of Trade took the matter up sev eral months ago and appointed a committee to bring about the desired result. Nothing has been done as yet. The Henry Waterhouse Trust Co. have not ac complished their expectations, nor have they been able to carry out their promises. It is time for the committee appointed by the Board ofTradetoget to work, and save the Hilo banana industry from dis truction. WHITE LABORERS. The Planters Association are at last alive to the fact that the sugar industry is not entirely dependent upon the Asiafc labor. There is an influx of immigration from foreign countries that could be very easily diverted to Hawaii and em ployed in the cane fields. The Spaniards and Italians that are ar riving by the ship loads in New York are well adapted to the cli mate and conditions .of Hawaii, and could be induced undoubtedly to work for the same wages that the Asiatics are now demanding. Besides these foreigners mike -jood citizens, they are thrifty, they ci.;ty of the Mexican Government nd not tivate homesteads and they will assist very materially in opening up the country to settlement. Con cessions should be made by both the plantations aud by the Terri torial Government to establish them in good homes aud upon laud, that they may ultimately claim as their own. The Portucuese were origi nally brought into tnis country for the cane fields. They have proved excellent workers and have made still belter citizens. Otners of the Latin races if properly colonized, would prove as adaptable as tin: Portuguese have done. The open ing up of the short route between New York and Hawaii via the Te huantepec Railway, with the assis tance of the American-Hawaiian Steamship liners, would facilitate their immigration from New York and there would be less danger of their being diverted to other fields by a trans-contir.ental trip. Not only would this class of settlers be adaptable for the cane fields, but they would prove useful in many outer ministries uuu suiuu tunning. MM, f.rnvviim nf irrinos mid Hip I He growing ot grapes ana mc making of wine in some of our drier rt,ral dlstrtcts could lie nurtured into quite a good sized industry. The Konas and parts of Maui are climnticnlly as good as California for the growing of grapes, and with Italian labor it could be successfully carried out. May the Planters As sociation accomplish something n- long the lines they are pursuing. THE COUNTY SEAT. Now that Hilo is the county seat for the County of Hawaii it is of in terest to the whole county, to every district and every precinct, whether located in Hilo or in Kona, whether in Kohala or in Kau, that the county seat should be maintained in that standard of attractiveness, cleanli ness and beauty as will speak for the progressiveness of the county a a whole. The Board of Supervisors and the Hilo Board of Trade should co-operate in the enriching of llilo's beauty and attractiveness. By fill ing in the holes along Front street, and in the approaches to the Wnia- kea bridge and the Kinau wharf, and then covering the whole of Front street to the Kinau wharf with a coating of oil, the first im pressions of Hilo as gleaned by the tourists would be increased an hun dred per cent. Theso two organi zations, by working together, might expedite the transfer of the property adjoining Rainbow Falls for park purposes. However, the Board of Supervisors might maintain the ap- I proaches to Rainbow Falls, so that the Hilo visitor could view nature's beauty with ease. A suitable mimi placed at the fork of the roads at the one mile post, Waianucnue street, would indicate the direction of the lava caves and the direction of the Falls, and a sign at both of these places along the road would be of great assistance. Let the county contribute toward the beau tifying of its county seat. ' II 'I . L " L 1 THE SUUAK TKADK. American-Hawaiian Steamships Will Handle Sugar from Hawaii. It is almost an assured fact that the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company will be able to handle all the sugar going from the Islands by the first of January, 1907. This will probably have the effect of putting a lot of sailing craft out of busi ness and throwing the charters that form erly went to them to the Atncricau-Ha-waiian line. It is the plan of the American-Hawaiian S. S. Company to take over the Tehu autepec Railroad aud use that in con nection with their line of steamers. Re cent news from San Francisco is to the effect that the American-Hawaiian line had contracted with the Union Iron Works for the construction of two new 550 foot steamers. This new contract was ncccssasy by the increase and pros pective increase of the Company's busi ness. It is evidently the intention of the Company to eliminate the long route around South America through the Straits of Magellan aud instead of making that long trip, will divide the fleet and operate from the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Coast to the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the I'ncific side of Mexico, then tran ship the goods across the Taliuautepec railroad to the outlet on the Atlantic side in the Hay of Cumpeachy, from where the Atlantic fleet will reload it, aud so convey the cargoes to Delaware Break water am) other ports or vice versa. The TVhuantepec railroad is the prop- ' t 1. a A-u-nn fz miiiiil..(illl A iMinimli bllV JllMEl 1V.III1 VJWVW.I llllllllt. IklllllJMll there will be a double system of handling the freight for it will have to be discharged on one side of the Mexican coast and re loaded iuto another steamer on the other, nevertheless great time and expense will be saved for the entire trip around South America amounting to about 10,000 miles will be eliminated. Should such a thing be put into oper tion by the company, it will mean the greatest difference in the j'S 'tarrying capacity of its vessels. Aif iliviiini tut; iikt.1 till, liuuiiii nijiuiuj would be more than doubled At the present time about 85,000 tons of Hawaiian sugar are carried to Delaware Hreakwater by vessels of the Americau Hawaiiau line, but by the change the company would be enabled to haul about 200,000 tons of sugar. Hitkiiluii LiiiiiU for Leant'. Sub-Agent Geo. 11. Williams, who was recently in Honolulu, has brought back word that a large area of government laud under lease to the Hakalau Planta tion Company will be put up for public sale at an early date. The lauds referred to are Lcpoloa-Kauuiho, cautaiuing 400 acres, the lease to which expires January I, 1906. The Kawikl-Wailea leasehold contains 5,590 acres, which expires June 15. 1906. In the Opea-I'eleau tract there are 1050 acres under lease, which expires juj ' ly 22, 1900. If there are applicants, all of these lnm,s wl" ue uV"lea- ,luo uomesieaus lor , getUementi if 110l u,ey will be leased In ( bulk under the Loud Act, . .... ,.(... . . . TIIK BANANA TKADK. It. W. Shlnglo Reports Result or Had llnndllng. Last week's Star has the follow ing interview with R. W. Shingle of the Henry Waterhouse Trust Co. Ltd., as a result of his investi gations in San Francisco recently: . "The fact that the extremely bad handling of the Hilo bananas-has put the business in poor shape," said Mr. Shingle. "The inspection, if it has been done at all, has been very bad indeed and the result has been that bunches have landed in San Francisco in wretched condi tion. The product has been killed by the inferior manner in which the people most interested have allowed it to be run. Fruit that is under sized, unripe or overripe has been shipped and the result has been that the Hilo banana has got a bad name. Diseased fruit, too hns been sent away and the result has been that bunches of bananas have been dumped overboard right at the wharves. "Of course we know here in Ha waii that the Hawaiian banana is all right, equal to the best any where, but it only takes a bunch or two of bad ones to make the dealers sore. That is natural e nough. The conditions are such now, however that the Water.house Trust Company's representative in tiiio, Mr. vicars, uas been ap proached by the banana growers with a view to financing an ar rangement with the company lor the proper handling of the fruit and a meeting with Capt. Wm. Matson of the Matson Navigation Line has been arranged with the end in view of putting on proper banana steam ers. "Nothing has been done so far however. I went into matters pret ty thoroughly when I was in San Francisco and it is possible that we may reach some agreement. For my own part I can only say that there is no doubt about the excellence of the Hawaiian bana na, but it has been a suicidal policy on the part of some persons w4io have been shipping ill-conditioned fruit instead of the good product." Whltchouso honest Bidder. Contractor L. M. Whitchousc, who has been in Hilo looking after the prelimi nary arrangements for buildiug the new Hilo jail, was interviewed by a represent ative of the Triuunk regarding the sug gestion of jugglery in connection with the award of this contract. He said: "Such a statement is all poppycock, and without the slightest foundation. When the bids were opened in the office of the Superintendent of Public Works every bidder had an opportunity of being present, and there were quite a number of outsiders 011 hand at that time, who v itnessed the operation. The published announcement regarding the bids did not give all of the details of the bids, or the basis upon which the same was awarded. "When the bids were reudvertised, on the basis of (educing the size of the building, each bidder was asked to make his tender on a sliding scale, conditioned on the building of one or more tiers of cells at either end of the main buildiug. Arthur Harrison of Honolulu bid solely f '3.499 on the main building. Fernandez & Fernandez bid $11,931 for the main building, and 1,150 for an one-cell sec- I Hon, making the jail with two-call sec- on9 cost l4i,3l W. H. Lambert bid 1 1,875 for main buildiug without wing;, ft, 298 for one-cell section and $975 for each additional section, making his total bid $14,148. My own bid was $ 12,750 for main building without wings, and for a section of cells added at either end a total bid of $13,895. "As you will readily perceive, my bid was the lowest bv $253 for a jail building with a cell section at either cud. Of course, the cost of the settlement for the site between the Hilo Hoard of Trade and John T. linker, amounting to $1,500, to gether with the architect's fee, came out of the appropriation of $16,000 made by the Legislature. There is left only a small amount, which is not sufficient to pay for the services of a government in spector on the work. "I am securing figures from local con tractors for labor and materials and will favor Hilo contractors wherever I can. Most of the material which wilt be used In the construction of the jail will be purchased through II. Hackfeld & Co. Work will be begun as soon as the ma terial can be delivered ou the ground, which will be perhaps six weeks hence. I hope to have the building completed within six mouths." First Foreign Church. Sabbath, July 30, 1905, 11 a. m. "Put 011 charity, which is the bond of perfect ness," Col. 3:4. The benevolent fund for July goes toward the support of the Chinese Kindergarten, HAS HTIiUUK OOlil). (!co. S. McKcnlo Reports on the (Joldlleld Seclloti. Geo. S. AWCenzie, formerly manager of the Volcano Stables and Transportation Co., Ltd., in Hilo, while in Honolulu last week was interviewed by a Bulletin reporter and he gave some interesting data about the great gold districts in Nevada. In talking of the general situation in the new gold district Mr. Mc- Kenzie said: "I have always taken an interest in mines and mining and 'made fair money in them at one time and another. This new gold region of Nevada is a wonder. You have read of it in mainland papers and magazines so I needn't go into a long story of the place and its development. There is a rail road to Tonopah now and another is building to Goldfield. Two more will be under way in a short time. Transportation has nlways been the great drawback in years gone by. Now the railroads are going in there, so you can see that the men with money to invest have full con fidence in the gold area aud its future. "This Lida B. & M. mine in which I am interested Judge Gear incorporated the company for us under the laws of Arizona is one of the largest areas in the Goldfield district. We have eighty acres of laud and it is located at a place where the gold bearing ledges of some of the most wealthy mines in the district cross. We arc next door to the Florida mine from which over a million dollars has been taken. You see the fact of the presence of gold bus been known in this section for a good many years, but they have never been able to overcome the transportation problem before. Now that is over, there is untold wealth to be taken out of the ground. " "The gold bearing ledges of our mine are from thirty to forty feet wide and the ore assays a big profit. We have sunk shafts and are going fleeper. The further we go down, the better it shows up. Our stock which sold for sixty cents on the dollar based on the surface indica tions is now at par, on the strength of the showing made as the shaft goes deeper. "We are not rushing things espe cially on the sale of the stock. We know we've got a good thing. A smelter is going up close by and this makes things better for us. We are putting money into develop ment now and have nothing to worry about as to the future of our claim as a very profitable gold bear- ing area.' Contracted Chronic Ularrlioca While In the Philippines. "While with the U. S. Army in the Philippines, I contracted chro nic diarrhoea. I suffered severely from this terrible disease for over three years and tried the prescrip tions of numerous physicians, but found nothing that did me any good until I tried Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, two small bottles of which entirely cured me and I have since had no return of the disease" Hkkmin Stkin, 212 N. Union Ave., Colo rado, U. S. A. For sale by Hilo Drug Co. Special Meeting. n KILAUF.A LODGF. NO. 330, J?S V- nl"1 A- M TIlL're will 1)e V special meeting of the above ' ' lodge on Wednesday, July 26th, 1905, nt 7:30 p. m. Work in First Degree. Sojourning and visiting breth ren are cordially invited. Hv order of the W. M. G. II. VICARS, Secretary. LEGAL NOTicEsT """ III the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit, Territory of Hawaii, n ClIAMUUKS. In accordance with the provisions of Act 74 of the Session Laws of 1905, of the Territory of Hawaii, notice is hereby given that grand mill trial juries for the rrgular August term of this Circuit Court to be held in Ilonokaa, Island mid Terri tory of Hawaii, beginning August 16, 1905, J will be drawn in the manner required by law, in public in the Court room of the Fourth Circuit Court in Hilo, Hawaii, at 10 o'clock, on the morning or Friday, August 4H1, A. D. 1905. CHARLF.S F. PARSONS, Judge. Hilo, Hawaii, July 25, 1905. iwk. To Whom it May Concern. Thc Undersigned has, this day, been appointed and has qualified ns Adminis trator of the Estate of Kawal Kulkahl, deceased. All persons having any ac counts against the said Kstr.tc are hereby notified that they must present the same, together with satisfactory vouchers, within six mouths from the date hereof; otherwise they will be barred. (Signed). KINI KUIKAHI, Aiimiuisiraior. (Signed) Caki. S. Smith, (Signed) Chas. Williams, Attorneys for Administrator. Hilo, Hawaii, July 18, 1905. 39-4 BY AUTHORITY. At a meeting of the Hoard of Health, held June 30th, 1905, the following reso lution was regularly adopted and made a part of the rules aud regulations of the Hoard of Heulth of the Territory of Hu wail; viz: RKSOLVKD, That In any district where a death has occurred, or u patient is found to be suffering from any malignant' con lagious or infectious disease, the Hoard of Health, or its agents, shall have the right to summarily proceed to said dis trict and cause all buildings, within a radious of not more than one mile from the place said death occurred, or said pa tient was found, which they shall judge to be infected, or in an Insanitary condi tion, aud a menace to the public health, to be thoroughly disinfected, by fumiga tion or other means, and all persons re siding or working in any such buildings, and all personal property therein, to be thoroughly disinfected, to the satisfaction of the Hoard of Health, or its agents, be fore either persons or property shall be removed therefrom; and, that thereafter all such insanitary buildings and proper ties shall be vacated immediately, aud no person shall be allowed to live or work therein, or to store any goods therein, utitil the same shall have been placed in a sanitary condition. I.. K. PINKHAM, President Hoard of Health. Attest: C. CHARLOCK, , Secretary noard of Health. I hereby sanction and approve the fore going resolution. A. L. C. ATKINSON, Acting Governor ol Hawaii. Office of the Board of Health, Honolulu, T. II., July 5U1, 1905. 38-3 Rules and Regulations in re Liquor Seals. Section 4 of Act 67 of Session Laws, 1905, provides as follows: "Si'.CTioN 4. The Treasurer of the Territory is hereby directed to prepare aud procure to be printed suitable adhe sive seals, which shall be numbered con secutively and sold for one (1) cent each, aud which shall be used only to seal original containers of intoxicating liquor authorized to be sold under the provi sions of this Act by licenses of the fifth class, which seals, alter being so once used, shall be duly cancelled. Sales of such seals shall be made only to holders of licenses of the first, second, third, or fourth class under this Act; or to foreign liquor dealers only upon the written order of licenses of the fifth class, which order shall specify the name aud address of the vendor from whom such licenses desires to purchase, the kind of liquor, and the number and size of the contain ers ordered, and every such order shall be accompanied with the price of the seals so ordered. The Treasurer shall preserve a record in his office showing, the numbers 011 the seals furnished oil each order. When an order is givcu by a license of the fifth class, the Treasurer shall furnish the seals desired direct to the proposed vendor. Said Treasurer may, in his discretion, authorize any Sheriff In the Territory to sell seals, and may furnish him therewith, requiring n detnilc't report monthly of nil sales made. S.iiiPTreasurcr shall prescribe such rules and regulatiousjespccting the method of cancellation of such seals as may be necessary." In accordance with the provisions of the above Section and by virtue of the authority therein contained, the follow ing Rules and Regulations are prescribed: 1. Adhesive Seals in form aud size suitable for pasting over the stoppers of container, the large size for containers holding u quart and over, and the small sie for containers holding less than a quart, can be obtained, only at this office, and will be forwarded to author. zed pur chasers upon receipt of the purchase price. 2. That all users of the adhesive Seals shall cancel the same by writing or stamping 011 each Seal, at the time of using, the initials of the licensee or vendor mid the date of cancellation. A. J. CAMPHF.LL, Treasurer Territory of Hawaii. Treasurer's Office, Honolulu, T. II., July 6, 1905. 38.2 Public Lands Notice. 1. Notice is hereby given to the mem bers of the Oliver Settlement Association that applications for their respective lots in Honomu-Kuhua Tract, Hilo, Hawaii, will be received at the Office of Geo. H. Williams, Sub Agent Laud Department, Hilo, Hawaii, between the hours of 9 A. M. and 1 a o'clock noon, Saturday, July 29th, 1905. 2. Notice is hereby given that at and after 12 o'clock noon, Saturday, July 29th, 190s, applications will be received, under the provisions of Part VII (Right of Pur chase Leases), Land Act 1895, at the of l.ec of Geo, II. Williams, Sub-Agent Lind Department, Hilo, Hawaii, for all 1 its In the Honomu-Kaliua Tract, not al rea ly taken by members 01 the Oliver Settlement Association, These lots are classed as Agricultural land, and several of them have been planted with cane. A condition under v hich they are opened allows the Hono- i:iu Sugar Co. to remove the crop of cane now growing on the land, at any time prior to April 1st, 1906. The lots contain from 20.29 acres to- 37-73 acres each, and have been appraised at from $6.00 to $37.50 per acre. Plans of the lots and full particulars as to necessary qualifications of applicants, method of applying, etc., may be obtain ed at the Land Department Honolulu, or at the office of the Sub-Agent Land De partment, Hilo, Hawaii. J AS. W. PRATT. Commissioner of Public Lauds. Honolulu, June 27th, 1905. July 4-1 1-18-25. Public Lands Notice. Notice Is hereby given, that nt and nfter 9 o'clock a. m on Tuesday, August 1st, 1905, applications will be received under the provisions of Part VII (Right of Purchase Lease), Land Act of 1895, for the following lots of Public Land: Lots 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9, Hrughelli Set tlement Association, Olan, Hawaii, Area of each of said Lots, 200 acres. Class, Pastoral. Appraised value of each of said Lots, $600.00. Plans of the lots, and full information as to necessary qualifications of appli cants, method of applying, etc., may be obtained at the Land Office, Honolulu, and at the Sub Agent's Office, Hilo, Ha waii. JAS. W. PRATT, Commissioner of Public Lands. Honolulu, June 30th, 1905. Hoolaha Aina Aupuni. Ma kcia kc haawiia aku nei ka hoo laha, ma, a mahope aku o ka hora 9 a. m., ma ka Poalua In 1 o Aukake, 1905, c ml hoia mai no na palapala no! tnalalo o tin tnauao o ka mahele VII (Kuleana Kual Hoolimaliuia), Kanawai Aina o 1895, no 11a apatia o ka Aina Aupuni tnalalo iho nei: Na apann 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, ame 9, o ka Ahahui Noho Aina o Hrughelli, ma Olaa, Hawaii. Iliaina, kela mc kcia Apana, 2co eka. Papa, Aina hanai holoholona. Kumuwaiwai o kcia mc keia Apana, $600.00. O na kii o ka aina a mc na kuhikuhi piha e pili ana i ua tuea e kupouo ai ka mea e uoi ana, ke ano o ka not ana, etc., e loaa aku no ma ke Kecua o ua Aina Aupuni, Honolulu, n mc kc Keeua Aina Aupuni ma Hilo, Hawaii. JAS. W. PRATT, Komisiua o na Aiua Aupuni. Honolulu, June 30, 1905. July 4, 11, IS, 25. Public Lands Notice. Notice is hereby given, that at nnd after 9 o'clock, n. m., on Saturday, July 29th, 1905, applications will be received under the provisions of Part VII (Right of Purchase Lease), Laud Act of 1895, for the following lot of Public Laud: Lot 61, Map 13, Kaiwiki, Hilo, Hawaii. Area, 25.10 acres; Class, Agricultural. Appraised value, $175.70. Plans of the lot, aud full information as to necessary qualifications of appli cants, method of applying, etc., may be obtained at the Land Office, Honolulu, and at the Sub Agent's Office, Hilo, Ha waii. JAS. W. PRATT, Commissioner of Public Lands. Honolulu, June 24th, 1905. Hoolaha Aina Aupuni. Ma kela ke hanwiia aku nei ka hoo laha, ma, a mahope aku o ka hora 9, a. m., ma ka I'oaono, la 29 o July, M. II. 1905, e wnihoia mai no ua palapala not malalo o ua tnauno o ka uuhele VII (Kuleana Kual Hoolimaliuia), Kanawai Aiua o 1895, 110 ka apana o ka Aiua Au puni malalo iho nei: Apuua 61, Palapala Aina I3, Kaiwiki, Hilo, Hawaii. Iliaina, 25.10 eka; Papa, Aina malilai. Kumuwaiwai, $17570. O ua kii o ka aiua 11 me na kuhikuhi piha e pili ana i ua men e kupono ai ka mea e uoi ana, ke ano o ka noi ami, etc., e loaa aku no ma ke Keeua o ua Aina Aupuni, Honolulu, a me ke Keeua Aina Aupuni ma Hilo, Hawaii. JAS. W. PRATT, Komisiua o na Aiua Aupuni. Honolulu, June 24, 1905. June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25. "Monarch Shirts." Our new Hue for the spring of 1905 has just come to hand. Decidedly the beat assortment and the choicest designs ever offered in Hilo. L. TURNER CO., Ltd, .1L. . . A V . ...?... ipvM" " 1 -. ,'&. .", tBKt .Snbja,VjiW.tff .. Pd&WW.'' ' '