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l)c gjUcr Qfcilmuc.
I'KB. 20, 1903.
Itutcitil nt the Postoflice at Hllo, Ha
wall, ns second-class matter '
rUIlMSHKn KVKKV FRtllAV.,
L. W. HAWORTH - - Eaitor.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Tin? IIu.o Tin hunk will not be
found behind the head of the pro
cession in the movement for de
centralization. This paper hns ad
vocated muinicipal government for
the Hawaiian Islands since the
overthrow of the monarchy. It
was in favor of the American sys
tem of self government, before it
was in favor of Annexation to the
United States. Now that we have
had Annexation for three years and
are on the eve of the enactment of a
County government law, the Tri
iiUNU does not turn its back upon
the proposition in any particular.
When the bill was first published,
a cry came up from many quarters
that the bill is too narrow: that it
ddes not go far enough. Amend
ments and changes were suggested
so earnestly and numerously that
the question was raised whether or
not the criticisms were sincere or
merely for the purpose of smother
ing and killing the bill. The Tri-
hunk is opposed to any program of
change or amendment that will
throttle the bill and cautions the
friends of local government in the
Legislature againstsuch roundabout
tricks of the opposition. The peo
ple of Hawaii are definite in their
demands for local control of schools
and the election of District magis
trates by the people. In short the
people of this Island arc now con
tending, as the Trihunk has con
tended for years, that they are
capable of self government in every
branch and department.
HAWAII FOR HOME RULE, .
C. W. Baldwin, traveling Nor
mal Instructor, under the Depart
ment of Public Instruction, admits
in an interview in the Tkiiiunk
that he has been circulating peti
tions among the teachers on this
Island, praying for the Legislature
not to disturb the present central
ized school system. This activity
on the part of the officials in the
department of Public Instruction
has aroused the people on this
Island to a pitch that nothing short
of local management of schools will
satisfy them. If the Department
has seen fit to get out and work
politics for its own self preservation,
the public is inclined to the opinion
that this department is in need of
an overhauling more than any of
the others. The people on the
Island of Hawaii, know they can
manage their schools far better than
they have been managed from Ho
nolulu. They have not been radi
cal in their demands, so far, upon
the Legislature for the extension of
local government beyond the pro
visions of the original County bill.
The popular feeling today is that
we want the whole thing. We
want to elect our District Magis
trates. We want to manage our
own schools. We want to be em
powered to provide for our own
sanitation and health. We want a
simple system of administration of
The'Island of Hawaii is ready
for absolute decentralization, and is
sincere in asking it generally.
The efforts of the employees in
the Educational Department to stop
the wheels of progress in their owti
interest, has solidified sentiment
against the retention at the capitol
of a single power that belongs to
Tint plans of the Volcano House
management to improve that moun
tain hostelry is a movement that
should be encouraged by the people
of Ililo. Mr. Bidgood, who takes
charge March i, is authorized to
make extensive changes which will
be appreciated by the travelling
public. The day of the tourist in
the Hawaiian Island is yet to come.
The efforts now being made to at
tract travelers is one to which every
property owner and merchant of
Hilo should add his support. The
Tkiiiunk bespeaks for Mr. Bidgood
an extensive patronage during the
year from families on this Island
who know of no finer spot than the
region of Kilauea to spend a sum
Tine chief reason advanced for
eliminating the cumbersome Road
Board system, as proposed in the
County Bill, is that it renders re
sponsibility vague and indefinite.
Too much red tape and too many
bosses spoils any job. One official
in each Road District, with entire
responsibility for results will serve
the public better than a Board.
The Road Board idea is not an
American invention to start with
and is not in accord with up to date
business organization. The uest
system is that which fixes responsi
bility upon a single individual.
Then the whole country knows
whom to look to for results.
THAT STRANGE RAID.
When they heard that a lawfully
wedded man and wife had been
awakened in the dead of night,
'placed under arrest for living to
gether and required to give bonds
for their appearance in Court next
morning, the people of Hilo did not
know whether to laugh or swear.
On a few moments' reflection every
man who heard of the episode was
of the opinion that had it been his
house that was thus raided, there
would have been a vacancy or so
on the police force at once.
At headquarters, the information
is triven out that the arrest was
marie upon the sworn complaint of
the officer who made the raid, and
that he based his action upon sworn
information. The name and the
purposes and motives of this in
former are locked in the archives of
the Police Department, inaccessible
to press or public.
In passing it may be observed
that police arc human and liable to
mistakes. In Hilo and Hawaii,
however, the police have one great
advantage over common mortals,
to-wit, they do not have to answer
for their mistakes. Ordinary peo
ple must make their errors good or
sufier the consequences. The police
man here has a cinch that permits
him to make all kinds of mistakes
without explanation, apology or
Tim; most excellent teachers in
Ililo and in the schools in the other
parts of this Island should have
fear ol losing their positions
Tun proposition for the Territory I through a change in the system of
to furnish all the printing necessary school management. The good
qualities ot all ot the teachers 111
Hawaii are better known in Ha
waii than they are in Honolulu.
for the counties the first year, may
look well to those who like a hand
out. But why not carry the idea
farther and have the Territory fur-' 'i'he parents of the children, whom
nish for the first year, all the pro- '0" instruct, like you a whole lot
visions for prisoners; all the ma- '"ore than do the members of a
terial for public works, and all the 'School Hoard which convenes in
secret 200 miles away. No teacher
should be frightened into signing a
petition by the thought of losing
contractors and all of everything.
This would save the counties more
money and trouble and postpone
decentralization one year.
IT has been suggested that the lT ,s fundamental wherever En
term limit in this Circuit should be !Khsu law Prevails that a man
abolished and that juries should be charKc(l with crirae 1,ns tlle riBt
drawn to serve six months in onU.r to be confronted by his accusers,
to avoid an accumulation of cases ! Mn aml Mrh- Peniande were
like that which crowded the .locket 'lagged into Court upon a serious
at the January term. Under this cha1rKe- Wlie'' tl,e prosecution
, . n. . . , r realized the monumental mistake it
plan when sufficient number orilmil mnilCi it (Ironnert Uhj awe like
cases accumulated, the jurors could boy would drop a hot potato,
be drawn and the cases disposed of The records of the Court should
before they piled up mountain show who was this anonymous in
high. I former.
Why not call the districts, towtir
ship9, and be done with it. There
is but one state in the union where
they are called anything else, and
that is Louisiana. The reason
there arc: no townships in Louisiana
is that the civilization in that sec
tion is French, not English.
Tim Honolulu Mirror is airain
reflecting sciutillaut rays from the
luminous stylus of William Ercd-
erickson Sabin. May the insidious
ringworm never etch the quicksilver
from its back.
Tint Knnnt svKfptn nf mminrrintr
the public schools of the Territory
is one that met the approval of
every believer in decentralization
upon first reading.
Tim Sheriff's Department has
had a dose of its own medicine.
The informer was Wholly disinter
ested. O yes.
Tim latest paradox is that of the
Home Rule party petitioning for a
East Hawaii Favors Loral Control j
In All Lines. I
The Hilo Committee appointed
to suggest changes in the County
bill finished their labor and
reported to a mass' meeting of citi
zens last night.
They recommend the election of
District Magistrates by the people.
Thiy recommend the Kauai pro
position of change from the present
centralized school system.
They recommend the abolition of
Road Boards entirely.
They recommend that every
public officer, both elective and ap
pointive be required to furnish
They recommend that each
County Supervisor have full charge
of the roads in his district and that
actual construction be under the
supervision of a road master.
It was the unanimous opinion of
the Committee that the County
Bill in its present form should pass,
rather than that it be jeopardized
by prolonged contests and quibbles
over amendments and changes.
This view however, detracts in no
wise from the positive character of
the prevalent opinion, reflected in
the committee, that complete local
government alone will satisfy the
It favored raising the exemption
under the Income Tax Law to
It recommended that the Sheriff
instead of the Tax Collector, collect
license fees, and that the office of
Tax Collector be not created by the,!
bill, all taxes to be paid direct to t
It recommended that the Board
of Supervisors have sole control of
sanitary matters within the county.
It recommended that the officers
elected in November, 1903, take
office January j,, 1904, and hold
office to January 2, 1906.
The committee favored giving
the County Commissioners power
to fix the license fees for drays,
The above points were the princi
pal ones touched upon in the com
mittee's recommendations, although
numerous minor suggestions were I
The committee was appointed at j
a mass meeting of Hilo citizens and I
consisted of C. C. Kennedy, John '
Baker, Rev. S. L. Desha, H. L.
Ross, Geo. S. McKenzie, J. T.
Stacker and L. W. Haworth. I
The annual meeting or the Stock
holders of the L. Turner Co., Ltd., will
be held at the Company's Store, Ililo, on
Saturday, February 28, 1903, at 3 o'clock,
for the purpose of electing officers for the
ensuing year nnd the transaction of such
other business as may properly be brought
before the meeting.
KHITII T. MACKIK,
During my absence Dr. Archie Irwin
will have charge of my practice. Ac-
counts may be settled " with him at my
J.J. GRACU. I
$20 Belt for $5.
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