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FKB. 13. 1903.
Kulcitd nt the Postoffice at IIllo, Ha
waii, as second-class matter
PUIlMSIIKn KVKRV 1'KIIMY.
L. W. HMVORTH - - Editor.
STUDY THE BILL.
The Republicans of Kau have
gone on record promptly regarding
the omissions in the County Bill, as
already drawn up. They have
passed resolutions opposing the idea
of retaining the present centralized
school system with it crudities and
deficiencies. The Kan Republicans
also favor the election of District
magistrates by popular vote instead
of having them appointed by the
governor as provided by the bill.
Whatever is done by the present 1
legislature, these ate matters which ,
must ultimately rest wholly in the be continued in any other Country,
hands of the people. The question I The present method means a throw
now is whether it will be in the in- j ing away of money needed in other
terest of the nroirress of municipal i directions. In fact the schools run
rofnrtn In nrp llioir ntlnntiml nt the.
The transition from the present
system of government to a County
system will be attended with more
or less confusion, no matter how
perfect and simple the new law is
made. There will be a period of
adjustment; a time for the shoe to
become broken in.
While our school system is full of
defects and should be abolished, it
must not be forgotten that it is the
.fitness of the people of Hawaii to
work under a County system of
government that is to be put on
'trial. To impose upon the people
of the Counties at once, the business
of doing all that has hitherto been
done forthem from Honolulu would
be the surest way to guarantee a
botch of the job. Let the Counties
be organized. Let the people show
their capabilities and become ac
customed to the new role of self
governing freemen. Then it will
be time to demolish our medieval
school system and erect in its stead
a system fit for a free country. The
improvements in the school system
can follow. There must be some
work left, anyhow for the next
Legislature to do.
As to the election of District
magistrates; these offices can well
be. kept out of local politics for an
other two years. The people even
tually must have the right of choos
ing their own magistrates and
judges. But to enlist in a fight for
the whole pic at this time may re
sult in the defeat of municipal
The popular mind', in studying
the county bill should be directed,
not so much to what it temporarily
withholds; as to that which it is
proposed to give at once. Is the
plan to divide Hawaii into two
Counties satisfactory? Is the pro
position of having five County
Commissioners, the best? Should
we have the complex Road Board
and Road Supervisor plan, as pro
vided by the present bill? Does the
bill provide for too many officers?
Does it safe guard the people against
dishonest officials? Does it require
adequatebondsfrompublicservants?jtrn,,smitit t0 thc Speaker of the
Are there any loopholes fordis- H"se
honest work at elections? Is there
too much power centered in any
Let the schools and District
Judges remain as they are for an
other two years, but see to it that
the County Charter we are to have
is without a flaw.
Whhn you come to think of it,
the whole of the Island of Hawaii
as one County would lack a lot of
being the biggest County 'in the
United States. Should the legisla-
ture decide to make one County of
this Island, it would be an easy
matter to divide the County when
it had grown in population and
wealth to warrant. Meanwhile, the
excellent prospect for belting the
Island with a railroad promises a
closer union of every District on the
Tim capture of Lope rids the
environs of Hilo of a troublesome
nightmare to lone late travulers.
Aro Oppou.lto Certain Feature of I
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the County Hill.
At a meeting of the Republican
precinct club of the Seventh pre
cinct in the Second District was
held at Naalchu Saturday January
30, with L,. S. Thompson in the
chair. The draft of the County
bill as proposed by the committee
appointed By the chairman of the
Republican Central Committee of
the Territory, was freely discussed.
The ecntraliziui: of the Board of
Kducation at Honolulu was con
demned. A resolution to the ef
fect that it be left to the counties
to regulate their own affairs in this
matter was passed without a dis
senting vote. It was very thor
oughly proved that the present sys
tem is too faulty to be continued
and that, with the present arrange
ment of the Board, cannot be itn-
proved. 'Die periodical visits of an
inspector is a fatce that could not J
thellischvs and UO 011C is Satisfied. I
It was also resolved that the Dis-
trict magistrates be elected rather
tnan ipnouiteu. 1 he meetn
for American principles all the way
through and was determined in
voicing its protests against the
seeming determination of Old School
politicians to cling to everything
possible and give up their grip only
when obliged to do so.
"The voice of the people" is
evidently the motto of our precinct
club, and the whole District is
KUSTIS IX WASHINGTON.
What He Told the Solons About
Washington, D. C , January 25.
Mr. William Eustis, of Minnea
polis, who was recently in Ha
waii, inspecting sites for new pub
lic buildings, has come to Washing
ton and his official report is ex
pected within a few days. It will
be forwarded to the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, printed
and referred to the House Commit
tee on Public Buildings and
Grounds. It is hardly to be ex
pected that Congress will at this
session appropriate any money for
a "public building at Honolulu or
Hilo. The House committee is
preparing an omnibus bill but it is
to cover projects already begun.
Mr. Eustis was at the Capitol to
day, and at the request of Secretary
Shaw was given a hearing before
the House Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds. He had
numerous photographs and maps
of Honolulu and Hilo along with
him and these were exhibited to
members of the committee. Secre
tary Shaw and members of the
House committee expressed surprise
that Mr. Eustis had been able to so
successfully arrange for sites for
public buildings in the two cities,
and without cost to the Federal
government. Mr. Eustis read his
report to the committee and tomor
row expects to formally submit it to
the Secretary of Treasury, who will
1 aKing up me situation ai 11110,
Mr. Eustis comments upon the pub
lic spirit and loyalty of the residents,
and upon the probabilities of a great
harbor there. He says that the
present postoffice building is both
inadequate and unsafe, and rec
rommends a public building for all
Federal offices upon the site selected
by the citizens.
Minitrlu For Laundry.
A steam mangle is being installed
at the Elite Laundry this week
which will enable that institution
to turn out such work as table
cloths, sheets, window curtains, I
'towels and pillow cases' with!
rapidity and in faultless style.!
These chothes go to the mangle
direct from the washinir machine !
and arc dried and ironed by the
same operation. The clothes ljne
and clothes pins are cut out A
new 5-horse power motor also
arrived for the laundry by the
Roderick Dim ami is in place.
Captain Imko and Lieutenant Wnrren
llo the (Jloyer Trlok.
"Tracy" Lopez is again behind
the bars at the Hilo jail. After an
all night vigil last Friday night,
Captain Lake and Lieutenant War
ren effected his capture Saturday
morning nt Camp No. 4, Waiakea,
without firing a shot. Lopez was
brought before Judge Hapat Mon
day on the charges of breaking
jail and of assault with a deadly
weapon. He was sentenced to a
years imprisonment at hard labor.
The capture of Lopez was a good
and fortunate piece of work. Since
the capture of Rodriguez last week,
the officials and people of the entire
1 District had been on the lookout
for Lopez. Word cumc in Friday
that Lopez had been seen in the
neighborhood of Camp No. 4 on
Waiakea plantation. Captain Lake
at the head of n posse started put
Friday night to get their man. On
the wav they met a Porto Rican
who had been slashed by Lopez
active cane knile and they knew
that Lopez was in the vicinity.
Lake sent the posse home and with
Warren proceeded to the Camp
four miles from town. After look-
ing about for a while, the officers
discovcrd a white flag flying and I
upon investigation found that it I
was a contrivance of Lopez by
which he was to be warned of the
presence or approach of officers.
If there was sign .of danger, Lopez'
friends were to hoist a red flag.
. Captain Lake took charge of the
signal station and it is needless to
say, kept the white flag floating.
All night thc two officers waited the
j appearance of the desperado, whose
reputation had already made night
travel in the Hilo district exciting
for nervous and apprehensive folks.
Nothing was seen of Lopez until
shortly after daylight when he left
his hiding place in the Japanese
cemetery and advanced along a
fence toward the building above
which floated his white flag of
Lopez came along the fence
much as a bad actor walks upon
the stage, when doing the villian's
part. He bran Hshed two danger
ous looking knives and proceeded
cautiously as one expecting an as
sailant to dodge from behind any
As Lopez came on toward the
house, he did not seem to suspect
the presence of the two officers
who were hidden on the porch.
When within a few feet of the house
Captain Lake and Lieutenant War
ren stepped out and covered the
outlaw with their rifles. Both were
ready to shoot, upon the slightest
evidence of trickery upon the part
of Lopez and that individual seem
ed to comprehend. He dropped
his knives and held up his hands
and allowed himself to be taken
without further trouble. He was
brought to town Saturday morning.
The officers who effected the capture
were commended for their work by
their superiors in office and were
generally congratulated by their
friends. Lopez has the look of
dare devil out law, utterly reckless,
yet with plenty of the coward stamp
ed upon his physiognomy. He
looks the slippery fellow he is and
his face marks him as capable of
any cowardly crime. If he wcie
called upon to do any of the nervy
parts played by the genuine outlaw,
he would be found short on nerve.
lliiuull Must Walt.
Washington, Jan. 23. William
II. Eustis, special agent of the
Treasury appointed to investigate
the question of public buildings in
Hawaii, appeared before the House
committee today and urged appro
priations for buildings at Honolulu
and Hilo, sites for which are offered
free. The members of the commit
tee say they would like to make
. the appropriation,
but it is out of
the question at this session.
What Mitchell Expects,
Washington, Jan. 21. Senator
Mitchell said today, regarding his
Hawaiian bills, that he did not ex-
I pect to see any of them pass during j
this session on account of the press
ure of other matters, The most he
looks for is a favorable report upon
which to base a demand for legisla
tion at the next session,
HATCH OF HENTKNCI.S.
Judge Little Imposes
Tuesday, at 1.30 p.m., Judge
Little imposed sentence upon, a
number of prisoners cohvictcd dur
ing the past week. In the case of
Mrs. Eliza Andrews, indicted for
murder in the first degree and found
guilty by a trial jury of man
slaughter itt the first degree, a sen
tence, of ten years at hard labor
was imposed. In pronouncing this
sentence the court said:
"You were indicted by the grand
jury on a charge of minder in the
first degree; the trial jury found
you guilty of manslaughter in the
first degree thus reducing the de
gree for which you were put on
your trial two points.
"The verdict of the jury shows
that they considered the unfortu
nate circumstances surrounding
yourself and the deceased for some
time prior and up to the date of the
murder. Under our statutes the
jury arc the sole judges of the
facts and of the weight of the evi
dence. You alone testified in your
own behalf and the jury were in
structed to give your evidence the
same consideration as that of any
witness who may have been called
to testify on behalf of the Territory,
"The Court feels justified in say-
ing that the verdict shows that the
jury believed, as do all worthy
citizens, that the prosperity and
glory of this country depends on
i the sacredness of the home circle,
that there must be an incentive in
every civilized country to have and
maintain peaceful and happy do
mestic relations, where cluster the
public and private virtues of our
race, where wives and children,
faithful husbands, winners of love
and builders of peaceful and happy
homes may reside.
"The jury evidently remembered
all these things when they were
considering the verdict, in your be
half. They were merciful to you
in their conclusions, as they expect
God's mercy to them when they
shall be called to final judgement.
In that verdict the Court concurs,
and in passing sentence, which is
never a pleasantduty for any judge,
the Court has in mind the evidence
respecting the great physical
strength of the deceased and your
physical weakness; his continued
cruel treatment of you, as appears
from the evidence, when you were
unable to resist and too weak to
flee, nor can your untold agony and
the utter hopelessness of your sur
roundings be lost sight of, therefore
the sentence in accordance with
the mercy indicated by the jury's
verdict shall be the lowest which
the law permits the Court to im
"The sentence of the Court is
that you shall be imprisoned at
hard labor for a priod of ten years,
and that the Sheriff of Hawaii may
confine you either in Hilo or Ho
nolulu as in his judgement your
best interest may seem to indicate."
Kanjo, a Japanese of Kallmann,
was found guilty by the jury of as
sault with a dangerous weapon. In
sentencing this defendant the Court
remarked to Kanjo, that he had
been sitting in his own room when
a person entered to give orders.
While it was wrong to use a knife
in such a case, the prisoner was
told that a Japanese had as much
right to defend himself as a white
man and both would be treated
alike in the court. Kanjo was
therefore committed to jail for
In the case of Pcliipo, a thirteen
year oUl boy who pleaded miiltv to
larceny, Attorney E. A. Douthitt
asked for the clemency of the Court.
Pcliipo is a bright looking lad and
it is stated stole a bicycle. The Court
suspended sentence for one year
with a warning to the lad to be
Francisco Torre, a Porto Rican,
was sentenced to one year at hard
labor for unlawful intercourse with
a girl under fourteen.
Washington, Feb. 9. The Pres
ident has signed the Philippine
Subscribe for the Hilo Tkiiiunk,
2.50 a year.
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Our customers who are in need
will find here a fine assortment
at prices to suit everyone.
Also fine sets of
Bird and Heat Carvers
and the largest variety of
Saddles and Bridles
ever seen in this town
Our stock of ' ' j '
"Phoenix" Horse and Mule Shoes
is now complete
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., Hilo
WE DESIRE.. ,
To call your attention to a new collection of
Hawaiian Songs just published by us entitled
"SONGS OF HAWAII"
This collection contains a number of old Songs
and Hulas never previously published. This
book is beautifully illustrated. Price $1.50
postpaid. Order direct of the
BERGSTROM MUSIC CO., Honolulu
Box 576, Honolulu, T. H.
REDUCED FREIGHT RATES
Freight Rates between San Fran
cisco and Hilo have been reduced
From $3.50 to $3 por ton
commencing with the Hark St.
Katherine, now loading in San
Francisco. This includes Bark St.
Katherine, Hark Martha Davis, and
Bark Amy Turner.
Wki.ch & Co., San Francisco
C. Brkwkk & Co., Ltd., Honolulu
II. IlACKi'Ki.n & Co., Ltd.. Hilo
Notice to Creditors.
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Island mill Territory of Hawaii.
IN I'KOIJATl'. AT ClIAMIIliKS.
In the mutter of the Kstnte of KAMAL1I
WAHIN1J (w.) of Puumoi, Hilo, Ha
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed Administrator
of the estate pf said deceased.
AH creditor of said estate are hereby
notified to present their claims, duly
verified and with proper vouchers, if any,
to the undersigned, at Hilo, Hawaii,
within six months from the date of this
notice, otherwise such claims, if any,
will be forever barred.
D. I. WAILANI,
Administrator of Kauialiiwahiuc, de
ceased. Hilo. Hawaii, Jan. 19, 1903. 12.4
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Hn.o Tkiiiitni! Puiu.tsn
INH Co. LTD.. held Saturday eveniuu.
.'January 31, the following officers were
elccteil lor tne ensuing year:
C. C. Kennedy I'resident
I',. 15. Richards Vice President
A. K. Sutton Auditor
I,. W. Haworth... Secretary-Treasurer
Directors I). W. Marsh and Geo. S.
Election of Ollicers.
At n meeting of the stockholders of the
Ui.itCTKic L1011T Co. I.Ti). held on Sat
urday, Jan. 31. 93. tl'1-' following of.
ficers wure elected fur the ensuing year:
J. A. Scott
N. C. Willfong....
Win. T. llaldiug..
K. T. Guard.
Directors W. II. Shipmau, I'. S. Ly-
iiimi, J. T, .Moir.
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oaihj, II. I.
Transact a General Banking and Kx
Commercial anil Traveller's Letters of
Creditissued, available in all the principal
cities of the world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
Islands, either as Deposits, Collections
Insurance or requests for Exchange.
Front Stroot, - Hilo, Hawaii
A Large Assortment of Tweeds Always
Kept 011 Hand.'
Perfect Fit and l'irst-Clasi Work Guaran
teed. Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty.
A TRIAL SOLICITED
To close out our I'iauos and Organs
we offer astonishing
Ono Organ $ 35.00
Ono Organ 90.00
Ono Piano 1 20.00
Ono Piano 1 OO.OO
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