THH WKttKLY HI 1.0 T1UBUNB, JIXLO, HAWAII, I'KIDAY. JANUARY , 1904.
l)C JjUo tHbnUClcount'lnwis temporary rule and
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1904.
Enteiedntthc Postoffice at IIilo( Hn-
wnll, as second-class matter
l'UHI.ISlir.l) HVKRV KR1IMY.
L. W. HAWORTH Baitor.
STILL A TASK.
Out of the the cloud of advisers
regarding the governmental situa
tion here, Governor Cartel sounded
the heart of Hawaii rightly when
he concluded that Congressional
action is the next approved step n
the pathway toward County Gov
It is the wish of the people nnd it
is the logical step.
Congress took the time and pains
to annex these Islands. It will be
strange if that body is not willing
to take the time and pains necessa
ry to give this group an American
form of government. In fact if the
administration in Hawaii were as
recreant in this matter, as arc the
fathers of annexation, even then it
cannot be assumed that Congress
would remain inactive, indefinitely.
It will ultimately be not what the
people of Hawaii want, but what
the United States Congress wants.
Governor Carter can speed the
duy of settlement by hammering a
way at Congress on the lines he
has already laid down. He has
set his hand to the task of' giving
the people of Hawaii self govern
ment. He has behind him the peo
ple here; he is acting in accord
with every American sentiment in
and out of Congress and at home.
We said he has put his hand to
the task of giving these Islands lo
cal government. The task, think
of it a task to secure self govern
ment in America! A task, after
two political parties have won vic
tories on the issue still a task! And
a task for no other reason than that
a certain monarchial grip in Hono
lulu dies hard, very very hard.
The ball and chain, which once
festered the leg of Lopez, the only
real desperado character in the jail
here, was taken from the leg of the
prisoner by the humane Andrews,
before the taking effect of the
County Act. Lopez' ball and chain
was not struck off by Andrews suc
cessor. That is lie number one
against County Government and
lie 54th thousand in bolstering up
our present lawless sheriff.
Bam.o, Lim Hin and Fu Kui
were the three prisoners from whose
legs the shackles were taken by
Keolanui. These prisoners have
not yet escaped and probably will
not, for fear of giving comfort to
Sheriff Andrews and his Munchau
CONGRESS AND PEOPLE OF HAWAII.
L. A. Thurston in his newspaper
still maintains that Hawaii does not
want county government. His po
sition is so eternally silly in view of
the frequent sincere, positive dec
larations made by all parties and
the people at large that it seems
hardly worth while to argue the
The ostrich-like intelligence of
the morning press is a lovely exhi
bition of what some men are willing
to do to accomplish their cuds.
The morning press does not want
county government, never did, never
will. It has repeatedly been bowled
over by the people. It elected a
Home Rule Delegate in our first
election and is preparing the way
to elect another. It captured the
Supreme Court, but has been re
pudiated by the Territorial admin
istration whose policy it now at
tacks. It is lining all the force it
can gather against the administra
tion, against the expressed demand
of the people, against American
government. It is raising the
carpetbagger cry with a view to
appealing to the native Hawaiian
whom it has in recent past and will
in the future decry and defame. It
says the fall elections can be car
ried despite the failure of the county
law, yet the fact is generally accept
ed that the attitude of the morning
press has been the most serious
element of weakness in every cam
paign the Republican party has ever
Recognizing the ease with which I
any congressional measure can be
blockaded, recognizing the value to
the Home Rule party of an issue
which they will have by reason of
continued failure of the county law,
the plain duty of the Republican
party and the supporters of Ameri -
can government in this Territory, is
to back up the appeal to Congress
with an earnest vigor that will be
convincing evidence that the
thoughtful citizens of Hawaii sup
port the appeal and the administra
tion policy. That Thurston is
without support other than his own
The minority force whose senti
ment the morning paper partially
represents is the same force that has
apposed every progressive American
step in the government of this Terri
tory since it was organized. Nu
merically it may include twenty
voters outside Thurston. It does
not represent united business sen-methods of control are the best:
timeut, or the people at large. It . thorough cultivation and fertiliza
does not bespeak the progressive tion; to keep the cane growing to
element of the Territory that has its limit all of the time; the use of
opposed retrogression and given the! varieties of cane most resistant to
strength to Republican action that! the attacks of the leaf-hoppers; and,
carries elections. j fallow the poor fields or plants on
The question is now practically 1 them an intermediate crop for green
up to a Republican Congress: manure, or a cash crop such as cot-
Whethcr Congress will support
the people of Hawaii in their effort
to establish American government
in the Territory;
Whether Congress will support the
Republican organization, Republi
can sentiment, the Republican ad
ministration, the Republican Gov
Whether Congress will allow Ha
waii to remain subject to the will of
its enemies whom Thurston leads
and whose principles and views a
Commission of United States Sell
ators viewed and found sadly want-
It is only a coincidence that es-1
capes from the Hilo jail or from the!
chain gang take place almost iuva
ribly when the Sheriff is out ofi
town. Hawaii Herald. 1
TI1K I.KAF IIOl'l'EK.
Jared Smith (Jives Valuable Point
ers 011 Pest.
Dear Sir:- -As this is the seasou
during which the injurious effect of
the leaf-hopper of the cane is most
apparent, I take the liberty to call
your attention to some of the points
discussed bv the entomologist of
this station, Mr. D. L. Van Dine,
in a bulletin relating to the leaf
hopper, now in preparation, but
which will shortly be published.
The leaf-hopper of the cane (Per
keusiella sacharicida) was intro
duced on seed cane from Australia,
at least four years ago
. . ti
hopper is a sucking insect which
feeds 011 the juices of the plant.
,. r . J - , ,
I he first symptoms of an outbreak
of this insect are the
reddish spots along the mid-ribs of
the leaves and on the stalk itself.
When the insect is present in ab
normal numbers, a black sooty fungus-growth
covers leaf and stalk.
This fungus feeds on the honey
dew excreted by the leaf-hopper
Unusually numerous swarms of
ants on the cane also indicate the
presence of the leaf-hopper. Most
of the injury to the cane is caused
by the immature, wingless forms.
These congregate within' the leaf'
sheath upon the upper, growing,
succulent portion of the leaf stalk. ;
The leaf-hopper may b;, to some
extent, controlled by the introduc
tion, propagation and distribution 1
of parasites; other insects and
spiders which feed upon the hopper;
or parasitic fungi which destroy the
hnnnpr Hnivcvpr nil tlie. nntnrnl
liopper. However, all these natural
remedies require time to act and at
hpjt thf relief it mwimmllp T?vei,
nest the reiiei is spasmodic. u,ven
though they may in the course of
time liriim nhnut diminution in Hie
time, nnng auout diminution in tlie
number of hoppers, the complete
pvicrmiiniinii nf this nnr fimiot-
extermination ot tins pest cannot
be hoped for by this means.
'IMn rntiirnt nf thi mist rrci nn
lite control ol tlie pest rests on
the efforts of the planter. Keep the
cane growing and in a healthy con-,
ditiotl, by the use of fertilizers and
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ucuci tuiuvaiiuu uu.hijj uic v.uiu,
rainy winter season. The lcal-
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iujn:i is uh iuc tmic evciy iwjiiu.
iug mouths, the cane can easily
keep ahead of the hopper. As soon
as the cane ceases to grow, the con-
1 ditious are the other way about,
J Any factor that checks the growth
I or weakens the condition of the
1 cane, increases the probability of
the leaf-hopper gaining the upper
! hand. Abandon the cultivation of
icauc on unfavorable fields, such as
sterile washed ridges and uudraiued
hollows. To continue to cultivate
cane on such fields will be to per
petuate sources of infection for your
Burn all trash as soon as practic
able after the cane is harvested
Burn at night, because the winged
leaf-hopper will be attracted from
adjoining fields to the light, and
many of them will thus be destroyed.
Cut down and burn the cane on
spots where the cane is seriously
affected. Well stripped cane is less
seriously effected by the leaf-hopper
than cane on which the leaves arc
allowed to remain. Preventative
ton or tobacco.
We shall be pleased at any time
to examine and report upon speci
mens of injurious insects or fungi
that may occur in the cane fields or
in conjunction with any other cul
tivated crops in these Islands.
JARED G. SMITH.
R. H. Trent, F.J. Cross, Rev. Sydney
Morgan, Miss Pettigrcw, II. II. Gelir, f.
R. Robinson, K. E. Puxton, B. F. Dill
iugham, Captnin G. II. Whitney, C. F.
Lehners, Mrs. R. Ludloff nnd child,
Capt. Thos. K. Clarke, G. Stubner, II. A.
Spitzer, P. Peck, .Mrs. Harry Auld and
iwu cmiiircii, mra. v.. oiciuscu iwiu uuiiu,
I L. M. Whitehoiise. J. T. McCrossen, Mrs.
C. K. Stillman, Mis. P. W. Illuett, Col.
S. P. Woods.
First ForclKti Church.
Sabbath, Jan. 24: Morning theme
"The Salt of the Earth," Mat. 5:13.
Evening theme "New Cloth on an Old
Garment," Lk. 5:36.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE TER
RITORY OF HAWAII.
In the Mutter of
BANKRUPT'S PETITION FOR FINAL
To the Honorable Sanford B. Dole, Judge
of the District Court of the United
States for the Territory of Hawaii!
I Kisht Hisakichi, of Hilo, in the Island
I and Territory ot Hawaii, in said District,
! respectfully represents that on the second
I day of February, A. D. 1903, last past, he
1 was duly adjudged a bankrupt under the
Acts of Congress relating to bankruptcy;
1 that he has duly surrendered all his
' property and rights ol property, and has
ft. 11.. n....tl!. I ...I!, nil 1.. -. I. -... ......a
lull, vuiuimi.j .nil, ...a till, i i..i.iii;mii:ii,
Qf said Acts and of the orders of the
, Court touching his bankruptcy.
1 WHEREFORE, he prays that he 1
be decreed by the Court to have a
by the Court to have a full
I discharge from all debts provable against
ms estate uuuer bam uatiKruptcy Acts,
except such debts as are exempted by the
law from such discharge.
Japanese characters (KISH I
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
24th day of December, A. D. 1903.
SEAL THOS. C. RIDGWAY,
Notary Public, Fourth Jud. Circuit.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE TEK
RITORY OF HAWAII.
In the Matter of
ORDER OF NOTICE THEREON.
District of Hawaii, ss:
On this 18th day of January, A. D.
1904, 011 reading the foregoing petition,
ORDERED by the Court that a hear
iliL' be had unou the same on the 28th
day of January, A. D. 1904, before the
, saiJ Co,,rt nt IIllo in said District, at lo
Vclock , Uie forclIOO. nmi that uoXke
thereof be published in the Hilo Tribune,
n "-wspapcr printed in said District, and
tlmt n,( known creiiitor8 nml olher ,)cr.
sons in interest may appear at said time
oml p,ncc nn(1 8,,ow cal,se' if any they
,mv(.( why thc praver of lhe sna J(et
tioner should not be granted,
And it is further ordered by the Court
that the Clerk shall send by mail to l
known creditors copies of said petition
and this order, addressed to them at their
piaces 0f residence as stated. ,
WITNESS the Honorable Sanford
in said District, on the 18th day of
' January, A. D. 1904.
3,1, WALTER 11. MAI.ING,
A true copy. Attest:
WALTER B. MALING.
I ANicht I
I Hilo Burns Club
S Will Celebrate the 3
P 145 n,"Yersary H
g Of the Birth of Robert Bums
I At Spreckels' Hall
I Saturday Evening
I January 23, 1904 1
H Program of Music j
p Exhibition Highland H
H Dancing 3
p The Hilo Orchestra j
ST Will Make Its First Appear- 3
ZZZ mice. tCm
H Songs and Recitations
Reserved Seats, $1.00 g
General Admission, 50c
CS Doots open at 7:30. 3
CT Program begins at 8 o'clock. ZZS
ZZ. Reserved Seats on Sale nt Owl 3
5 Drug Store. 3
On Wniamieuue Street
for sale at a
The fine residence lot on Waianuenue Street,
niauka 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.
Will Commence on
Monday, January 4, '04
And Continue Throughout the
During the hot grow- j SEAL
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