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THE WBKKLV HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY u, 1904.
1 Watches and Jewelry
AM, KINDS Ol' JEWELRY
MADE TO ORDER AT
JAS. M. SHAMANS, tlic well
known watchmaker, I to lie found
here, nnil will turn out nil work in
up-to-date manner. ALL WOKK
Opposite Peacock & Co., HILO
HILO MARKET CO.,
Telephone No. 39.
Bridge St. - Hilo, H. I
Pacific Meat Marke1
Front St., Hilo, H. I
Choice Cuts of
POULTRY of all Kinds
FRESH ISLAND BUTTER
Fine Fat Turkeys. ,,
. . Sucking Pigs.
We have added a Starr
Oval and Circle Machine
to our Framing Depart
ment ... Over one hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried in stock
Wall, Nichols, Co.
Makes Fiuest Bread.
Fresh Rolls and Buns
always on haud : : :
Ice Cream for families
Wedding and Party Cakes a
Call at Tribune Office
TO TBST IlKMKIIY.
llounl or Health Hire Dr. Itlco n I
Clinni'o to I'rore Leproxjr Cure.
While Governor Carter and Dr. I
C. B. Cooper were in the city n de-
cision was reached with reference to I
the matter of treating lepers which
may he of far-reaching importance.
Dr. Milton E. Kicc of this city has
been studying this disease and he
li'cvcsthat he may have found a
cure. Alter canvassing the sttmect
in all its bearings it was decided to
give his claims an official trial.
Dr. Cooper, President of the Board
of Health, gttve the Trihonb the
following official statement:
"Dr. Rice claims to have a cure
for leprosy. No 'one can have a
greater interest in these claims than
the members of the Board of Health,
and Dr. Rice may rest assured that
if there is merit in his claims he
will have the hearty backing of the
Board in every way.
"We have arranged for a com
mittee, composed of physicians out
side of the Board of Health employ,
in Hilo, consisting of Dr. Grace, Dr.
Hayes and Dr. McDonald, bac
teriologist for the Board of Health.
The Territorial bacteriologist will
be up at an early date to ex
amine certain suspects with the
committee, and should any of
them prove to be lepers arrange
ments will be made for Dr. Rice to
treat them at the detention hospital
in Waiakea, where they will be kept
under surveillance. An ample op
portunity will be given for a trial as
to whether his claims of a cure are
"It is not intended to make this
a lazaretto by any means, but the
claims made by Dr. Rice and the
firm belief of a large number of
Hawaiians that a cure can be
effected by him is such as to de-
maud the attention of the Execu
tive and the Board of Health.
Three options were presented to Dr.
Rice: First, accommodations would
be provided for himself and family
at the Settlement, where every
facility would be afforded to treat
the disease in any stage that he
might wish to select for experiment.
"Secondly, thatth; same accom
modations would be provided for
himself and family at the Kalihi
camp detention hospital and cases
sent there for his treatment.
"Thirdly, to permit him to have
three or four cases at the Hilo de
"Dr. Rice chose the latter. The
gentlemen composing the commit
tee above named, with Dr. Grace as
chairman, will keep track of the
progress of the treatment. Notes
will be kept of the progress of the
cases under treatment until a satis
factory determination of the matter
is arrived at.
"I am recommending this course
as a member of the Board of Health.
I shall recommend the same before
a lull meeting of the members of
the Board of Health for a vote. If
my recommendation is not overruled
the test of the treatment will be
made as outlined."
Washington, Feb. 5 The condi
tion of Senator Hauua has im
proved. Washington, Feb. 4 The House
today passed the Diplomatic and
Hongkong, China, Feb. 4 The
U. S. monitor Monterey sailed to
day for Canton.
San Domingo, Feb. 5. The
insurgents have captured and burned
San Carlps and are now fighting at
Havana, Feb. 5 The last Amer
ican soldiers left this city yesterday.
President Pnlnia and cabinet at
tended the ceremony of lowering
the United States flag from Cabanas
London, Feb. 3 The Prime Min
ister did not appear at the opening
of Parliament owing to illnes--. He
is suffering from an attack of
pleurisy. In the Parliamentary
functions Austin Chamberlain, son
of the former Colonial Secretary
and himself Chancellor of the Ex
chequer, acted in Mr. Balfour's
place. It is believed that dissolu
tion must occur soon though the
Irish members, who hold the bal
ance ot power, have not yet deter
mined upon their course.
Han UcHtroynl tlm l'lmitn In dm FIJI
Honolulu, Fch. 5. A deadly ha-
nana disease has invaded the South
Sea Islands. In one island cf the
Fiji group every plant has been at
tacked and is dead or dying.
Hawaii will guard against the
importation of any bananas from
Samoa, Fiji or other South Sea Isl
ands from this day.
Entomologist Perkins is about to
publish n "By Authority" notice to
the effect that none of the fruit
from the South Seas will be allowed
to enter this Territory.
If the pest now ruining the ba
nana crops of the islands mentioned
were once permitted to get a hold
in Hawaii, says Professor Perkins,
the industry here an industry in
which greater interest is being taken
and to which is being attached more
importance every day would re
ceive a blow which, while it might
not prove fatal, would certainly be
discouraging and disastrous.
Professor Perkins this morning
received a letter from Professor
Koebele, who is now in California
engaged in entomological work for
Professor Koebele notifies Profes
sor Perkins of the existence in the
South Sea Islands of a pest which
is actually wiping out bananas, ba
nana trees dying off soon after be
ing attacked, and warns him to pre
vent the lauding here of any of the
fruit from the South.
Koebele gave no details of the
nature of the banana disease, merely
cautioning Hawaii to exclude the
fruit, and relating the general, dis
astrous and sudden effect of the pest.
Perkins will take immediate ac
tion to prevent the reception here of
bananas from the infected regions.
Perkins also received this morn
ing from Koebele a shipment of
parasites for the leaf-hopper, o be
bred and distributed later.
Koebele was in Alameda county
when he wrote. He stated that he
was about to journey in southern
sections of the State, 'where, he
states, the leaf-hopper parasite, at
this season, is to be found in great
Koebele says nothing as to the
probable date of his return to Ha
waii. It is known that he is doing
good work on the mainland and is
not likely to return here while op
portunities abroad are ripe. The
Professor has been sending along
leaf-hopper and other parasites in
good quantities and will have a
large consignment to make from
Professor Perkins is busy prepar
ing the new agriculture and fores
try headquarters at the nursery on
King street for the reception of
books, paraphernalia and other
Berlin, Feb. 3 The Hereros
tribesmen in southwestern German
Africa have abandoned their siege
of the German station of Ojeotyne.
Washington, Feb. 2. The ar
tillery commands at Honolulu will
be transferred to fort Rosecrans,
San Diego, Cal., in April next and
infantry will be assigned to take
St. Petersburg, Feb 4 The No
voe Vremya publishes a bitter at
tack upon the United States, which
it accuses of instigating war for the
sake ol excluding Europe from the
Far Eastern markets.
San Francisco, Feb. 4 Baltou
Diruyter & Co., general commis
sion brokers, made an assignment
today. The liabilities of the con
cern are undetermined. Members
of the firm attribute their difficul
ties to the crooked work of em
ployees. 3 Reports
St. Petersburg, Feb.
received from Russian sources of
information in the Far East are de-
tuicuiy uiaijuiuuiiK, 11 lb SlUlCU
that the Seoul-Fusau Railway has
been occupied by the Japanese, who
had taken guns to Seoul ostensibly
to protect the Legation. It is also
reported that war will iupvitably
follow a refusal to accept Russia's
response to Japan. Viceroy Alexieff
is said to have the authority to de
WAII.UKU WANTS IT.
Maul Town WIkIipr to Knlortnlu Ho
Honolulu, February 5. Waiiuku
wants the convention for the choice
of delegates to the National Con
vention of the Republicans to be
hcUl there and an invitation to that
effect has been sent the Central
Committee of the party which will
be presented at the meeting to be
held in headquarters tomorrow
One of the members of the Third
District Committee, which has,
charge of Republican matters on
the Island of Maui, had the follow
ing to say to a Bulletin reporter
this morning in support of the claim
that the convention should be held
"In the first place, Waiiuku is
more central than Hilo and would
allow of a larger attendance, in
person, of the delegates to the con
vention. If the convention were to
be taken to Hilo, probably all of
the Kauai men would have to send
proxies. This proxy business is
all very well but a great deal more
influence is brought to bear when
there is a full convention, not of
proxies, but the delegates them
selves. "I presume that time is one of
the most valuable considerations in
this question. Now Kahului is but
a short' run from Honolulu. You
do not need to stqrt from here until
Saturday. The convention can be
held in the evening and the teturn
can be made that same night, the
steamer chartered arriving back
here the next morning. The dele
gates would then have all day Sun
day during which to rest up.
"Then again, there arc no more
hotels in Hilo. They have all been
closed and it. is hard work to obtain
accommodations. How is it with
Waiiuku? We have enough hotels
to comfortably house the whole del
egation. Of course, many of the
delegates would be taken care of at
"We need the convention. As
you know, Maui went Home Rule
during the county election and we
do not want such a thing to happen
again. It is absolutely necessary
that we shall come out victorious
at the next election. A convention
is bound to swing a certain amount
of influence and we want that
Several members of the Central
Committee were seen today after it
was learned that an invitation to
hold the convention in Waiiuku
had been sent and the sentiment
was very much in favor of this plan
rather than that of going to Hilo.
Closer to War.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 5. The
reply of Russia to Japan has been
sent to Viceroy Alexieff and should
he approve ot it the text will reach
Tokyo on Monday.
Tokyo, Feb. 5. The Emperor
and the elder statesmen have been
in conference and, it is understood,
have reached a weighty decision.
London, Feb. 5. Far Eastern
war risks have increased from forty
to seventy guineas to the ton.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 5. The
official feeling here is that Russia
has offered Japan substantial con
cessions. Russia will not declare
war but will remain quiescent until
Copenhagen, Feb. 5. Russia has
chartered eighteen steamers to carry
supplies to the Far East.
Port Arthur, Feb. 5. The Russia
fleet has returned here.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4. The war
sentiment in official circles is steadily
increasing. 1 is now believed that
war cannot be avoided.
Loudon, England, Feb. 4. Dis
patches received in Loudon today
state that 6,000 Russian troops from
I Port Arthur are reported to have
atlempled to make a ladB at
-i 1 'nomn nnntt m maetntnerM tr nmn
Chemulpo on the west coast of Korea.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 4.
The families of foreigners living in
Korea are leaving the country
New York, Feb. 5 The ship
building case has been compromised
by the organization of a new com
pany, with a capital of thirty mil
lion dollars. Half the stock goes
to Charles M. Schwab.
HAND MADE SADDLES AND HARNESS
RICHARDS & SCHOEN,
Hifo Harness Shop, Hilo, H. I
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
BER6STR0M MUSIC CO., Honolulu
Box 576, Honolulu, T. H.
J. C. OhUndt,
N. OHLANDT & CO.
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Certificate of Analysis accompanies our shipments, which we guarantee
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Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
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il Waiakea Boat House
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HAVE NOW A PLEET OP
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lor private picnics and moonlight rides.
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Self-starter and reversible engine. In
practicability it is equal to the steam en
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lloats fitted with this engine or frames ot
any size to order. Por particulars apply
to R. A. LUCAS, Manager.