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THE WEEKLY 1111,0 TklBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1905.
TUESDAY, - AFRIL 4. t95-
Knteitd nt the Postofficc nt Hilo, Hn
wall, as second-class matter
rtini.i.miKi) itvicuv TtmsnAV.
J. Casti.u Ridoway - Editor
t). W. Mahsii llnslncM Mnnngcr.
For rcnl'Rcnuinc innovations in
the enactment of county govern
ment, where the people shall have
ns little to say about the expendi
ture of there own revenue as possi
ble, the proposed county govern
ment and tax bills arc shining ex
amples. What use is county gov
ernment to the people if they do
not have the power to expend the
revenue raised therein?
There is tio state or territory in
the United States where a county
is required to appeal to the legisla
ture annually or every two years
for county appropriations. Almost
without exception throughout the
mainland, the counties collect the
state tax and turn the same over to
the state government. Usually oiie
fourth or one-fifth of the taxes col
lected suffice for state purposes, the
only limitation being placed upon
the rate of taxation which can be
levied. There may be excuse in
the Territory of Hawaii for requir
ing a large proportion of taxes for
Territorial purposes than elsewhere,
but why should the people allow
the counties to be annually robbed
of their own revenues, the extortion
depending solely on the consciences
of the succeeding legislatures. A
fair, equitable division would be
one-third or one-quarter of all taxes
collected to be turned over to the
Territorial Treasurer. To turn
over any greater amount means
subsequent legislative enactment to
draw it out, and too often have
claimants witnessed the difficulty
of securing reimbursement of
moneys turned over to the Tciritory
by mistake. Every voter, actuated
by honest motives, and desiring to
see the proportionate share of the
county revenue retained for schools,
roads, bridges, highway and other
public improvements, should put
himself on record in a vigorous
protest to the legislature against
the passage of any county law or
tax bill, continuing the beggerly
policy now in force to get our just
LEGISLATORS, BE HONEST!
There seems to be a well defined
purpose among legislators to enact
a county law that will prove in
effective. The power to collect and
disburse revenue in the locality in
which it is raised has been the cry
of Hawaii since first an American
form of government was established
in these islands. The county bill
drawn by the County Act Commis
sion expressly eliminated the right
to assess aim collect taxes, giving
the very plausible reason that this
feature properly came under the
provisions of a tux bill which
would be introduced later.
The proposed tax bill as intro
duced by Senator Achi in the Sen
ate and Representative Broad in the
House has none of the elements of
an honest desire to enact county
government in these islands, except
In a modified form. Section 66
provides for the payment of taxes:
"One-half thereof to the Territorial
Treasurer, and the remaining one
half thereof to the treasurer of the
county for which he has been
oiinty tor winch lie Has been
elccte. until the Jill amount of the
Si?: nppropriu on for such
comity is realized, the remaining
portion of said one-half to be paid
to the treasurer ot the Territory."
The public were misled into be
lieving that an honest effort would
le made to give the people county
government, when the present per
sonnel of the legislature was elected
on a "county government" plat
form. Shorn of the power to keep
the whole or a specific proportion
of the taxes levied nnd collected in
the various counties, county gov
ernment is little less than a shallow
imitntiou nnd n farce. In the name
of honest legislation, why should
the counties be required to offer
up doubtful supplications to n par
simonious legislature, to hae meted
Qiit to itself its own funds raised
within its own precincts? Why not
enact McCants Stewart's bill em
powering the legislature to select
comity officers, fix salaries ntul
"make appropriations for the pay
ment thereof" in fixed and separate
amounts, ns the needs of the county
may demand? There is no differ
ence. Legislators, Hit Honkst.
Thkrh was almost n unanimity
of sentiment in favor of a more li
beral Sabbath and the passage of
the Qninti law over the Governor's
veto denotes n reform movement,
which a large number of citizens
will fully appreciate.
In ins message to the legislature
vetoing the Sunday Bill, Gover
nor Carter finds the "blue laws"
which he wanted to kill by rigid
cuiorccmcnt arc not so bad as
Both lawyers and litigants will
appreciate the necessity for compe
tent official court stenographers.
If competent they should receive
compensation worthy of their hire.
It is sheer waste of lime to talk
about "who wants county govern
ment?" It is inevitatable- The
people demand it and the legisla
ture cannot dodge the question.
It is now up to the Senate to do
their part honestly and fairly to
ward fulfilling autc-elcctinn pro
mises. According to the Judd report
the Department of Public Instruc
tion needs the Osier treatment.
l'ost Olllco Chances IIiiimIk.
Posttnnstcr Geo. L. Desha nrrives Wed
nesday night to assume the duties of his
new office. The office will he formally
turned over to him Thursday morning,
nncl Mr. Mudcirn will leave the following
day Tor Honolulu nud thence hy the Ven
tura for his new post of duty nt St. Louis
ns postal inspector. Anticipating n sweep.
Ing change in the office force, Jtiss Mnr
lin, assistant posttnnstcr nnd Win. Weight,
stamp clerk, resigned before April 1st, so
that the office is now runutugon n reduced
office force. Mr. Madeiaa has every
thing in order, having closed the books
for the (tinrter nt'ri the month of March,
lie expected Mr. Desha to arrive on last
Wednesday, but as cable announcement
of his commission was not received until
Thursday, the latter was unable to report
for duty earlier,
Mr. Madeira is a young tnau, but bos
risen rapidly nnd entirely through his
own elTerts to a high position in the
postal service. He started in the Post
Office Department of Hie Hawaiian Gov
ernment six yen is ago, ns a clerk in the
Registry Division under Mr. Desha who
now succeeds him. He has filled success
ively nearly every position in the Houo
lulu office, being assistant postmaster
during the latter two years of his stay
there. He took charge of the Hilo post
office on July 2, 1902, and by his indomit.
able energy, has brought the office to n
high degree of efficiency. Since his in
cumbency of the office, there have been
few complaints and the public service has
never been better subserved. The Tin
hunk bespeaks for Mr. Madeira con
tinued success in his new field of labor
and hopes his successor in the Hilo post
office may continue to maintain the high
standard to which it has been brought
through Mr. Madeira's efTorts.
To Inspect l'lunts.
At a meeting of the Board of Agricul
Hire and forestry in Honolulu last
Wednesday, Kntomologist Craw reported
on the condition of fruits and plants im
ported from the mainland, which he mil 1
were as n rule free from insects. In con
nection with this report came up the
question of whether the law requiring all
plants from the mainland or the Orient
to be brought to Honolulu was being
evaded. It was stated that several vessels
had lauded shipments at Hilo in defiance
of the regulations. Secretary Holloway
was instructed to investigate and report.
Lraw favored appointing n paid office
Hilo to look after direc h .,... i .
n was nlso ht for ,lihClltt
Lllether or nol illtor.lni,a ahipmeill
,,, nol aIso 1)C ills.lt.clct, AllJ oWe.
Hon was raised thut many inter-island
Imam arrived during the night. At this
Craw favored holding the fruit and plant
shipments until morning, when they
could be properly inspected,
. . .
The cases set for hearing before Judge
Parsons this morning arc:
Kslntt: of Mnry Pitman Allan, order for
discharge of temporary administrator.
Kslatc of Ana Poai, petitiou for letters
Kstate of Kuwaikiui, petition tor ap
pointment of guardian.
First Foreign Church.
Sabbath, April 9,1905: 11:00 n. m. .
"It was her hap to light in a portion of
the field belonging to Iloai."
7:30 p. 111. "They sent Iliirnubu. us fur
ItKlllT TO ItKHKKM
The Trxt of Aylrtt'n Foreclosure
Following is the text of Reprc-1
seutalive Aylctt's bill providine for
the redemption of property sold
under foreclosure sale:
Be it Enacted by the Legisla
ture of the Territory of Hawaii.
Section 1. In nil cases where
lands shall be sold under and by
virtue of any decree of the court
for sale of mortgaged lands, or by
virtue of any power of sale contain
ed in nny mortgage, it shall be law-1
ful for the mortgagor of such lands
his biers, executors, administrators
and assigns, to redeem the same in
the manner herein prescribed.
Section 2. Such redemption of
such lands shall be made by the
mortgagor, his heirs executors or
administrators, or assigns by pay
ment, at any nine witnin one year
after the sale of such properly, to
the purchaser of such laud, his exe
cutors, admiiiistrotors or assigns, or
to the sheriff or other officers who
sold the same, for the benefit of the
said purchaser, the sum of money
which mny have been bid on the
purchase thereof or the amount
given or bid if purchase by the
mortgagee, together with interest
thereon at the rate of six per cent
from the time of such sale, and all
reasonable expenses, nnd on such
being paid as aforesaid, such sale
shall not be void.
Section 3. This Act shall take
effect and be in force from and nf
ter its passage; provided however,
that no power of redemption shall
extend to any mortgages now in
NEW SUNDAY LAW.
The Text of the Sunday Observance
The following is the new Sunday law
passed over Governor Cnrtcr's veto. It
was introduced iu the House b- Ueprc
scutativc 15. W. Quinn, nnd passed both
houses with very few changes from the
Section 3189 Sunday defined. Sunday
within the meaning of the provisions of
this chapter is the first day of the week
and Includes the time between the mid
night preceding nnd the midnight follow
ing the same day.
Section 3190 Lnlor on Sunday. All
labor on Sunday is forbidden excepting
works of necessity or mercy in which are
Included nil labor that is needful for the
(good order, health, comfort or safety of
the community or for the protection of
properly from unforseen disaster or
danger of destruction or injury or which
may be required for the prosecution of or
attendance upon religious worship or for
the furnishing of opportunities of reading
or study. Provided however that this
section shall not apply to newspaper
pruning offices, stenmship companies,
hotels, inns, restaurants, cigar stores, ice
cream parlors, soda water stands, drug
stores, livery stables, hacktncii, owners
and operators of licensed shore boats,
news depots, graziers and ranchmen,
electric light plants, gas works and
slaughter houses nnd provided further
that personal baggage may be conveyed
to and from vessels leaving and arriving
at port on that day nnd to nnd from any
railroad stations, that on Sunday the load
lug and unloading of vessels engaged in
inter-island, inter-state or foreign com
merce shall be permitted but no freight
except live stock or goods of a perishable
nature shall be drayed or conveyed from
the dock, pier, wharf or lauding upon
which it is unloaded, that during the en
tire day milk, bread, fruit nud ice may be
sold and delivered, that until 10 o'clock
in the forenoon fresh meats, fresh fish
and fresh vegitnbles may be sold and de
livercd and laundrymeu nnd laundries
may deliver and collect laundry or wash
ing and that barber shops may be kept
open until 11 o'clock iu the forenoon.
Section 3191 Amusements 011 Sunday.
No person shall prosecute, conduct or
take part on Sunday iu nny recreation,
amusement, sjwrt or game in such a
munner as to commit u common nuisance,
This act shall not be construed as per-
milting the conducting of any show, thea
tfr, circus or entertainment on Sunday
other than aquariums, museums, oolog.
leal gardens and out-door ntlieletic
Section 3192 Punishment. Any person
violating any of the provisions of sections
3190, 3191, shall on conviction be fined
not over fifty dollars or be Imprisoned
not over thirty days.
Section 3193 Serving process on Sun
day. Kxeept as otherwise provided no
person suan serve or execute any civil
process 011 Sunday and any such service
or execution shall be void.
Section 3194 Disturbing Religions Wor
ship Punishment. Whoever willfully
interrupts ordlsturbsnuy religious nssem
bly or assembly for religious worship
whether such olfcudcr commit such of.
fence within or without the place of
assembly and whether such offence be
committed on the Lord's dav or nt nnv
other time shall be punished by imprison-
iiiciu in uarii innor not more man 30 days
or by fine not exceeding 15 dollars iu the
discretion of the court.
II 1 1.0 AS COUNTY SKAT.
K0I111I11 Pusses Kmoliillon In r'nvor
of One County.
The following resolution wa
passed nt n meeting held at Kohnla
court house on March 23rd:
"RESOLVED; that we, the cltl
zens'and taxpayers of North Kohn
la iu meeting nssembled, ore in fa
vor of only one County for the is
land of Hawaii, with the County
Sent at Hilo; believing thnt the
maiiitninnncc of two counties
will be nn excessive and unneces
sary burden upon the taxpayers,
on account of the greater number
of officials required nnd also the ex
tra buildings and upkeep of the
same which would be required for
offices, should there be two Coun
ties established, which would dou
ble expenses in the first instance.
"IT IS FURTHER RESOLV
ED; That n copy of this resolution
be sent to the respective Senators
and Representatives for the island
Commenting on tlic public opin
ion on the subject which nrevnils
in Kohnla, a correspondent to the
Honolulu Advertiser, signing him
self "E. C. II.", says:
"II is worth noting thnt with
scarcely an exception in this dis
trict, the prominent men, the busi
ness men, the men who pay some
thing besides personal taxes are op
posed to county government, and
the foregoing resolution merely re
presents their desire to reduce to a
minimum the evils of the uudesira
blc conditions that arc sought to be
imposed on the. common-wealth in
the measure now before the Legis
lature. He it noted, too, that even
some of the members of that bono
rablc body who are working for the
measure, do so in violence to their
own personal convictions in the
matter. And why? Simply to ful
fill pledges to their constituents.
What constituents? Well, will nny
one seriously attempt to deny thnt,
in the main for honorable excep
tions arc always to be found to
evciy proposition they are consti
tuents of a class who, if they had it
iu their power to do so, would re
peal all health laws more particu
larly the laws for vaccination and
tor tue scrcgntion ot lepers turn
loose the kahunas (scorcerers),
abolish all personal taxes and in
crease those which do not affect
them personally, multiply offices to
which they nlotie should be eligible
and promote a sweet old time gene
rally for the intcllcgence, thrift and
wealth which nlonc would make
the payment of their salaries possi
ble. "It is unfortunate that unwise
and undesirable pledges arc some
times given for the purpose of at
taining certain desirable ends."
A splendid opportunity to secure the
most popular magazines is open to cash
subscribers under the combination club
offer of the Tkiiiunh.
Ily order of A. II. Lindsay, Treasurer of
tile Hnmnktin Soda Works, Co., I,td
I will sell at Public Auction nt
my salesroom iu
Saturday, April 15, 1905
At 12:00 o'clock noon, the good will,
machinery, stock and business of
Till! HAMAKUA SODA WORKS CO., Lid.
Consisting of iu part ns follows:
The Soda Water Machine, with l'orce
and Syrup Pumps, and llottling Table,
all complete and iu good working order.
The lease of the premises iu Kukui
haele, witli good ruuuiuL' water laid nn
450 dozen Hollies nnd 235 Wood Cases.
One Delivery Wagon.
One Set Double Harness.
Two Horses and One Mule, all broken
Sundry Extracts, Syrups, etc.
For further particulars inquire of A. II.
LINDSAY, or to
Honokoa, Hawaii, March 14, 1905.
THE HILO TRIBUNE'S MAIL CHART
MAILS AU'IIVH IN HONOM'M'
n j JDoric
1 Sonoma '
Winy 3 i
Vessels whose names nppcnr OVI'.U the dale AKUIYK from the ConM.
Vessels whose names nppcnr UKI.OW the dale DHPART for ihe Const.
Destination of Vessels () To Snn I'rnncisco; (t) To Colonics; ) To
Victoria; II. C; (J) To Yokohama. Ul
S. S. Kiuau depnits ftom Hilo for Honolulu iverv l'ridnv lit in-no n. in.
S. S. Mnuun Loa'smnll closes in Hilo on Salunlnvs ami TiumI.'ijs innrked
(X) nt 2:15 p. in., arriving iu Honolulu nt daylight three diivs later.
E. N. HOL
FURNISHING GOODS 1
FINE DISPLAY OF
Gossamer Wool Underwear
Scrivan's Drawers Pajamaj
Crown Suspenders Bathing Suits 3
President Suspenders Sweaters 3
E. N. HOL
FOR PARTICULARS APPLY TO
THE HENRY WATERHOU
P. O. BOX 34G.
1-lloom Teacher's Cot
Proposals will he received at the office
of the Superintendent of I'uhlic Workti,
Honolulu, T. II., until 12 o'clock in. of
April 5th, 1905, for constructing n .j.ruom
Teacher's Cottage at Kouawnena, Komi,
Plans and Hpccificatious are on file with
the Assistant Sutcr!iitciii1ciil of Public
Works, and with Kiln II. Paris, School
Agent, Koun, Hawaii, and 15. I. Rich
ards, Hilo, Hawaii, copies of which will
he furnished intending hiddciN on receipt
of $5.00, which mini will he returned after
depositing hid nud returning plans and
No proosal will lie entertained unless
submitted on the blank forms furnished,
enclosed iu n Healed envelope, addressed
to Hon. C. S. Holloway, Superintendent
of Public Works, Honolulu, T. II., en
dorsed "Proposal for 4-rnom cottage at
Koimwncmi," nnd delivered pievious to
13 o'clock in. on the day specified.
The Superintendent of Public Works
reserves the right to reject any or all
C. S. HOI,I,OWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Hunolulu, T. 11,,'Murcli 31, 1905, 32.3
AND HKPAUT AS FOLLOWS.
Nrhr.isk'nj tAonnifji Q
I "Ncbrns'n f
U a-k -s&sj.tvvvjv -
75 Acres, Uniin
proved; Lot No
3 i 8, near 22
Miles, Volcano Road; Lot No. 101
near Russian Settlement.
7 A cres, Im
Sta b 1 e s, Office
Buildings, etc., Volcano Road.
w tvt I
H00111 Teacher's Cot
Proposals will be received at lite office
of the Superintendent of Public Works,
Honolulu, T. H., until u o'clock ill. of
April 5th, 1005, for constructing n J. room
Teacher's Cottage at Iloimuunu, Konn,
Hawaii, T. II.
Plans and specifications are 011 file with
the Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works, and with Klin II. Paris, School
Agent, Koii.i, Hawaii, and K. II. Kicli-
aids, Hilo, Hawaii, copio of which will
I be furnished intending bidders on receipt
01 5.oo, which sum will bo returned nftcr
depositing bid .tint returning plnns mill
No proposal will be entertained unless
submitted 011 the blank forms furnished,
enclosed iu a sealed envelope, addressed
toIIoii.C.S. Holloway, Superintendent,
of Public Wotks, Honolulu, T. II., en
dorsed "Proposal for .t-roniu cottage nt
lloiiauiiiiii," and delivered pievious to
12 o'clock in. 011 the day specified.
The Superintendent of Public Works
reserves the light to reject nny or nil
C. S. HOLLOWAY,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, T. II., .March 21, 1005.
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tlou 3,50 per year,