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THU WEEKLY HH.O TRIBUNE, HII.O, HAWAII, FRIDAY. JANUARY 15, 1904.
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I'RIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1904.
Knteied nt the Postofficc at Hilo, Ha
waii, as second-class matter
runusiir.o kvkrv Friday.
L. W. HAWORTH - Editor.
THE DEAD LAW.
The County Act lins been knock
ed higher than Gilroy's kite. Local
government has gone glimmering
and the Territory stands where it
stood months, even years since,
with but two noticeable exceptions
Those exceptions are that new
blood rules the executive office nnd
the holes in the Treasury arc deeper
than ever before.
The state of our finances make
the problems incident to the ordi
nary routine of government, more
intricate and difficult than they
have ever been before, to say nolh
ing of the problem, still unsolved of
giving to these Islands long pro
mised local government. It is up
to Governor Carter to lead us out
of this wilderness into which we
have drifted. That he will steer in
the direction of the County Govern
ment harbor the people still believe.
The situation is without a parallel
in America. No where else have
people been deprived of local gov
ernment either by incompetency or
by design. That Hawaii is not
now a collection of self governing
communities is traceable either to
incompetency or design in the men
in territorial office. The belief will
never be effaced from the minds of
the Hawaiian voters that the Coun
ty Act was devised for the very
purpose of being knocked out if oc.
The men who framed the Act
are as distinguished for their legal
ability as they are for political
probity. The history of the County.
Act reflects on one or the other of
these departments of human virtue.
THE FIRST SESSION.
The Board of Supervisors of the
Couuty of East Hawaii closed the
business of their first session last
Tuesday evening and adjourned to
meet again in February.
The first session was marked by
more or less confusion incident to
the organization of a new system,
but on the whole, the new order of
affairs started off smoothly and the
work done will bear inspection.
The debates over matters before
the Board were at times sharp and
freighted with acrimony, but with
every question settled the members
of the Board came out smiling with
good nature uppermost, indicating
that differences may arise and blows
be given and taken without lasting
effect upon the harmony that should
exist among this County's public
The list of appointments is a
large one and could uoti have been
made by any body of men to suit
everybody. There has been per
haps, a few disappointments in
this matter as always is the case
when so many positions are to be
filled. It remains now for those
lucky in securing positions to knuc
kle down to work and give the pub
lic service the best they have got in
them. If in the course of actual
work the Board shall find that there
are moresubordinate officers than are
necessary for the proper conduct of
the public business they should cer
tainly weed them out. Kast Hawaii
has no room for water sprouts.
Every limb on the tree of official
dom should bear fruit.
In making appropriations for the
various departments the Board a
gain had before it a matter that
could not be settled satisfactory to
all. Time, will tell whether every
item is just or unjust, sufficient or
insufficient. On the whole, the
pay roll is much less than it was
under Territorial rule for the same
Tm: death of the County Act
caused no funereal tears in the
Stacker-Andrews cornet. Their
smiles were audible.
It isevideut, among other things,
that popular government is dis
tasteful to the Herald unless it can
name the officials.
TRY H1L0 WISDOM.
The concentrated acumen of the
legal lights of Honolulu a& repre
sented by the County Act is strewn
to the trade winds as so much saw
dust at 25 per carat. While Ho
nolulu should not be dispossessed
of her primordial right to all the
honors emoluments and fortunes , nlui jute9 immediately; old corn
capable of being stacked on top of! mission valid."
one another, it might still be proper The order was shown to County
for the Territory to try Hilo legal sheriff Keolanui atid at twelve
talent in drawing up a County Law. j o'clock noon the police department
ATKiiiUNUmansawJ. U.Smith 1 amijnil Were transfered to Sheriff
the other day and walked a block Andrews, whose statement to his
by his side on the street. In that
tune, and mixing it with reminis
cences of "When I was County At
torney in Hawaii," he reeled off
the following sound scheme as a
bulwark for the liberties of the
"First, the legislature should pass
an act dividing tlie territory into
counties, naming the County offices
and the compensation for the in
"Second, another Act should be
passed prescribing the powers and
duties of the officers of the Counties.
"Still another and separate Act
should be passed providing for the
use of the Count officers of Terri
torial and other government prop
erty. "A fourth bill should provide a
system of taxation assessments and
licenses and provide the manner of
"A fifth bill should provide for
the government of the Island of
n'lM,;.. ;,i mv 3.,,:, 1. i; i,
Way to enact local government laws
1 UI1 f7tl,U i.&l ..Ullllll, lf3 ht.t.
in Hawaii that will withstand the pay. All who did not resign now
pelting of the rains of time and the , hou 0fflce Uluer their former com
earth quake assaults of the barons ' missions. Among these are Cap
of centralization." ' tains B. H. Brown and T. M. Row
Some results of the death of the
County Act are worth noting:
John Heriug has on hand a
beautiful but half finished seal bear
ing the saying of Kamchamcha I,
"Liberty and Law for all."
Sheriff Andrews is given a chance
to prove what everybody knew:
viz that when he said he didn't!
want the office he was joking.
Governor Carter now has the
opportunity to redeem his promise
to call a special session of the legis
lature to enact a sound County law.
The belief is general among the
Hawaiiaus and is shared by many
haoles that the County Act was a
huge bunco act ab initio and lesults
of future elections will amaze the
East Hawaii has started out 'on
its county career in a spirit of busi
nesslike conservatism that effec
tually sets to naught all the horrible
predictions that had been made by
enemies of local government.
The Supervisors have set an ex
ample for non-partisan action and
common sense deliberation which
shows that all the ability of self
government is not centered in (jahu.
Those who were so doubtful of
results outside Honolulu find
mighty little from East Hawaii
with which to bolster the campaign
against county government. Bul
letin. Sanpord B. Doi.u, who now
graces the Federal bench is as much
responsible for our present govern
mental tie-up as the Legislature
that passed the County law. Gover
nor Dole signed the bill.
lv tile cry is for more land for
the small settler, why should the
Territory look for chances to alien
ate large areas and over look chances
to recover large areas?
Transition periods in Hawaii
outnumber the Revolutions in any
'steenth class South American
a KILAUIU I.ODGH NO. 330,
yJlfr V. and A. M. There will be a
VV special meeting of the above
lodge Wednesday evening, Jan.
20, 1904, at 7:30 ji. in. Work in third
degree. Sojouriiiuguud visiting brethren
ure cordially invited.
Ily order of the W.M.
SIIKItlFF ANDKKWS ItKSTOUKI).
i Assumed lliiHe tlntlor Old (-'oiiiiiiIh-Moii
at Noun Yesterday.
A telegraph from High Sheriff
Drown was received yesterday fore
noon by I,. A. Andrews reading as
"County Act void; assume office
Superior officer Hieh Sheriff Brown
was made by wireless telegraph at
two o'clock as follows:
"Have resumed office and con
trol as before; no opposition offered.' '
About the same hour yesterday
forenoon, N. C. Willfong received
from Treasurer Kcpoikai, the fol
"Hold on to everything until
further orders; County Act void."
As Mr. Willfong had not form
ally turned over to the new officials
the office of Tax Collector and As
sessor, the change in dynasties in
that office have not been so clear
cut and definite as in the Sheriffs
When seen by a Tribunk repre
sentative, Sheriff Andrews said with
reference to the reorganization of
the police department: "Several
of the officers resigned at midnight
on December 31 refusing to serve
on uncertainty of remuneration. I
therefore cancelled their commis
sions. Most of the officers, how-
j ever, agreed to continue in service
anii take their chances of getting
land, and Lieutenants Moore and
, Kaiama, and Jailor Moby.
"Deputy Sheriff Overend was one
of those who resigned on the night
of December 31. His commission
was cancelled. I will tnt appoint
a Deputy Sheriff until I have' con
sulted with High Sheriff Brown."
The bond of Curtis Iaukea, As
sessor of Oaliu County was signed
by fourteen sureties and approved
on the principles advanced by At
torney J. U. Smith in behalf of Ke
olanui's first bond here The Iau
kea sureties were:
Abigail W. Kawauanakoa f 50,000
Clins. A. Drown 10,000
C. W. Booth 10,000
J. Alfred Magoon 10,000
August Dreier 60,000
I Abraham Fernandez 10,000
C. H. Mailc 10,000
Helen Boyd 10,000
H. M. Whitney, Jr 5,000
Godfrey Brown 10,000
A. Herbert 10,000
Geo. Chas, Beckley 75,000
Abigail K. Parker 25,000
H. A. Mclueruy 5,000
Children of Lepers.
St. Louis, Dec. 20. After hav
ing spent the past eleven years
for the children of the lepers of the
Hawaiian Islands, Sister Albina
of the Franciscan order, who lor
merly was Miss Miriam Sluder of
St. Louis, has arrived here on a
visit to her parents.
Sister Albina said that the com
mon belief that children of lepers
inherit the disease is erroneous.
I "We take the children when they
j are two days old," she said, "and
we have never had a case wheie
leprosy has developed in after years.
The children mostly all come from
the island of Molokai, where the
leper colony is located."
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the l'irst Ilauk of Hilo. Ltd.,
held at the bank, in Peacock Block, Ililo,
Hawaii, on Sutunlny, January 9U1, 1904,
the following were elected officers mid
directors for the ensuing year:
P. Peck President
C. C. Kennedy Vice President
John T. Moir... Second Vice President
C. A. Stobie Cashier
Thos. C. Ridgway Secretary
N. C. Willfong Auditor j
Directors: J. S. Canario, V. S. Lyman, I
Wut. Pullar, John J. Grace, H. V. Patten,
W. II. Shipman.
THOS. C. RIDOWAV,
Hilo, Hawaii, January 9, 1904. 112
I ANicht I
Hilo Burns Club g
Will Celchrntc the j3
p 45 Anniversary 5
H Of llic Birth of Robert Bums
I At Spreckels' Hall I
I Saturday Evening 1
1 January 23, 1904 1
H Program of Music
p Exhibition Highland H
' Dancing j
g The Hilo Orchestra
H Will Make Its 1'irst Appear- 3
H Songs and Recitations 2'
g Reserved Seats, $1.00 1
s General Admission, 50c
Doots open at 7:30.
Program begins nt 8 o'clock.
5 Reserved Seats on Sale at Owl 5
5 Drug Store. 3
On Wnmnucmie Street
for sale at a
The fine residence lot on Waianuenne Street,
inauka of the Haley Lot, is for sale at
One thousand dollars cash down will be re
quired. The balance on time. This lot
has 66 feet frontage on Waianuenue street
and is 150 feet deep.
LOOK OVER THE PREMISES
THEN INQUIRE AT
THE TRIBUNE OFFICE
The L. Turner Go.
n .. ! ,. , III ,1
Will Commence on
Monday, January 4, '04
And Continue Throughout the