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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, hlLQ, HAWAII, TUESDAY, OCTOHKR 24, 1905.
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TUESDAY, - OCT. a, 1905.
F.ntcieiinltlic Poslofficc nl Ililo, Ha
waii, ns secoud-clnss tnattor
PUIIMSllKU HVltUV TUItSDAY.
Casti.k RtnowAY - Editor
W. Mahsii - Hinincss Manager.
THE MOSQUITO THEORY.
Il is now Rcncrnlly conceded as
nu exploded theory that yellow fe
ver is a filth disease, resulting from
contamination with unclean sur
roundings. Nevertheless the strict
est attention is paid to the sanitary
conditions where yellow fever a
bounds. Heat, moisture, bad drnin-
age, uncleanliness and unhygeiiic
conditions favor the disease, hut
medical experts seem to agree that
in order to combat the spread of the
disease, you must get rid of the
The cause of the disease has al
ways been n mystery and the mi
crobe or germ which is responsible
for so much suffering and death has
not been discovered. The parasi
tic organism must remain in the
blood of the victim, for patients
who have recovered from yellow
fever arc immune from a second
It has been demonstrated that
the mosquito is the most common
means of dissemination and infec
tion and the first step taken toward
the eradication of disease at New Or
leans was the extermination of the
striped-leg mosquito. There has
been 110 excitement among the ci
tizens or any signs of a panic which
has hitherto marked yellow fever
epidemics, because of the systema
tic methods adopted to kill the mos
quito. Hawaii has the same species of
mosquito, but not of the noxious
type, presumably by reason of its
isolation from the haunts of the
yellow fever variety. The common
day mosquito has all the possibili
ties and characteristics of the dead
ly fever insect, the only factor lack
ing being exposure to infection with
the yellow fever bacili, when if this
ever occurs, the experiences of Cuba
and New Orleans may be duplicat
ed in our midst. Havana was cleaned
by driving out the mosquito
and the federal health authorities
have now turned their attention to
the canal 7one, where, when the
canal is opened, the possibilities of
dissemination of the disease from
this source are unlimited
The mosquito campaign should
not be relaxed in Ililo or other
parts of the islands, if we are to
protect ourselves from an invasion,
which cold weather alone cflcclivclj
Editor Testa of the Honolulu In
dependent almost always goes
wrong, but occasionally when hi.s
mental vision is not clouded by
party or radical prejudices, he has
rational moments. The following
editorial is well worth perusal and
is an outsider's view of one of
Hilo's greatest failings, viz.: to lose
sight of the bone of contention to
engage in a dog fight over trivial
"Hilo's freny over the delay in
getting her high school seems to
have been the result of a misappre
hension. Just how the idea got
abroad in the Rainy City that the
appropriation had been cut out, is
impossible to say, but that does not
matter anyway. The facts are that
the building was delayed in order
that the people over there might
decide on a site. This proposition
started a wrangle which, in Ililo,
is capable of holding up anything.
As soon as the people get together
and make a choice upon which all
can agree, the work will go abend."
The TiuiiUNi: has maintained
from the beginning that too much
wrangling will result in no imme
diate success in any direction.
Word novv comes from the powers
that be, to the effect that the Hoard
of Education, tired with too much
dispute, will settle the question by
deciding on the Riverside lot for
the high school. Neither side
wins. Hut the public will get the
YELLOW FEVER REGULATIONS.
The regulations adopted which
were so successful in ridding Ha
vana and Cuba of the yellow fever,
and has wrought such wondeis in
making Havana a clean, sanitary
city, are produced lelow:
"Clean out every place where
"So dispose of old tin cans, but
tle or what not that rain cannot
possible be retained.
"Watch your roof gutters.
"Kmpty your rain barrel of wa
ter every week, or screen it closely
with fine-meshed wire or lop.
"Change water every day in the
drinking pan for dog, cat or bird.
"Watch the watering trough
near your stable.
"Fill a hole in a tree with soil
packed tight or with cement.
"In other words, get rid of. or
coat with kerosene, all stagnant,
standing water, and you will get
rid of niosqutites.
"II you have a playing fountain,
put little fish, like minnows or gold
fish, in the water, and they will eat
the mosquito larvae.
"If you have a sluggish brook or
stagnant pond near your house,
spray kerosene or coil oil on the
surface; this makes it impossible
for the wrigglers to bieathe when
they come to the surface, and they
die. 1 lie coal oil application is
only necessary at the edges and is
good only so long as the oil film is
These regulations are worthy of
the attention of every householder
and health authorities in the Unit
ed States, as well as in Ililo and
the Hawaiian Islands.
ECHOES OF THE PRESS.
If the County of Oahu succeeds
in taking from us these income
taxes that do not justly belong to
her, it will be another instance
of Oahu's grabbing everything in
sight, whether it belongs to her or
not. Her policy always has been
and still seems to be: "Might is
right." Maui News.
We would like to hear some
thing from him before he goes re
garding the Governor's power to
declare the laws enacted by the
legislatute null and void and his
right to substitute -his own say so
instead. Garden Island.
Tin: effect of Commissioner Yer
kes decision regarding the imposi
tion of a revenue tax on patent
medicines, which appears elsewhere
promises to be disastrous to a num
ber of patent medicines, whose prin
cipal curative, qualities and claim
for favor depend in a more or less
degree upon the quantity of alco
hol contained therein. All patent
medicines containing large quanti
ties of alcohol will have to pay
taxes like any other alcohol and
druggists selling them will have to
take out a retail liquor dealer's li
cence. It is stated that many of
the prohibition states are overrun
with narcotics containing large per
centage of alohol, which could not
otherwise find a place upon the
market, and their chief sales are in
these restricted localities.
Prijsidhnt Roosevelt's proposed
trip through the southern cities,
during the yellow fever epidemic,
demonstrates his courage to travel
where angels fear to tread.
Ne .Steamship I.luo.
According to the Portland (Ore.),
Journal the Hamburg-American S.
S. Company will order the con
struction of six turbine steamships
to be operated between Portland,
Honolulu, Panama and San Fran
cisco for tourist and freight traffic.
The German Company will not be
the ostensible backers of the con-
'cerii for an American company will
be organized to run the thing.
The vessels will be 406 feet in
length and the cargo capacity will
be 6,000 tons 400 first cabin pas
sengers and 220 second class pas
sengers. The speed will be 20
knots. A boat will leave Portland
every Wednesday for Honolulu.
Subscribe for the Trmiunk. Sub
scription $2.50 a year.
Alenuihahn, Hawaii, Oct. 4, '05.
The Hon. Teddy:
Sir: The tone of your reply to
my last induces mc to nddress you
on the start, with a twenty-foot
pole. The awe and reverence thnt
forms a hnlo of rend tape around
your illustrious corpse may gradu
ally, during the course of thisJ
letter, fade like a morning mist
pierced by the sun's heating rays.
I appreciate the keen sentiments
01 .sympathy mat arise in vour
bosom and will not refer again to
the saloon question. According to
the general outlook, the subject
will not need much future intro
duction. It is taking care of that
I had to smile the other day nt a
certain supervisor who objected to
police officers collecting money for
licenses they did not issue.
The poor boy is new in politics
and is, unfortunately, too honest
to last long.
The first requisite of a cood
police officer is to be nble to get
something for nothing, and if he
could not steal a paltry sum like
five dollars from a Japanese would-be-blacksmith
(who, by the way, has
110 right to American money) he
should certainly be dismissed from
The country out here is raw,
and nu honest man is not, I am
sorry to say, frequently, ran
across. But there is a hope for us.
A few years of county government
will soon do away with this speci
men of prehistoric ages. By the
way, Ted, old man I mean, most
There is one man out here, I
should like to put in a word for
and that is our Secretary "Jack."
If there is any billet suitable for
him, keep him in mind. He is
built of the right material for this
sort of place. If this country is
ever to be the land of the farmer
and the home of the brave, it will
be through Secretary Jack, and no
Talk about farming, you should
see what the boys are up ngainst in
trying to raise a crop of anything.
The latest pest, imported last July,
is a stunner. It is a kind of cinch
bug called n "stenmer cinch." It
squeezes the last blooming dollar
out of any crop living. But I hear
there are some fellows looking for
an antidote, I hope they'll find it,
or if not good-bye farmers.
You ought to be out here and see
the squabble between the sky pilots
and the board of health. We have
a well-behaved board of health as
good as can be found in any other
ten cent jay town of the United
States, but some fellows arc never
satisfied. I think if the sky pilots
attended more to the spiritual wel
fare of their neighbors, there would
be n chance later 011, for cheaper
coal. Anyway, I always under
stood that rats could find a plague
spot better than any body else.
Shooting is very poor this season.
There are few plover, less duck
and no lobster flight at all.
It seems to me from all the indi
cations floating around that the
majority of the people are getting
pretty sick of county government.
It is not for the likes of me to pass
an opinion on our present form of
government. All I can say is, it is
American, and as far as roads and
bridge repairs go, we are getting a
grand "lay out."
Under the old form of govern
ment conditions were simply un
bearable Why, I know several
cases where bridges collapsed and
roads were torn out by floods; and
what do you think? They were
repaired inside of a weekl
No such foolishness nowadays.
We have county government, and
illustrious bodies you know move
Don't be astonished old chap to
hear that we have gone back to the
old regime. I must say an revoir.
I hear there is nu awful row in
Honolulu about playing seven-up
aftet hours in the police depart
ment. I'll give you particulars in
Your old chum,
MHII'18 AM) IIIJOYS.
Mmle In Territorial
The following affects the list of
Lights, Buoys, nnd Daymarks,
Hawaiian Islands, Twelfth Light
Pearl Harbor. Oahu Island,
Dredged Channel Buoy, No. 6, a
red second-class nun will be sub
stituted nbont October 18, 1905, for;
the second-class spar now marking
the turn in the dredged channel
after passing through the portion
of the channel dredged through the
Dredged Channel Buoy, No. 5, a
black second-class can will be sub
stituted about October 18, 1905, for
the second-spar now marking the
turn in the dredged channel after
passing through the portion of the
cnantiei dredged tnrougli the reel.
iripod Keel jJuoy, 1N0. 7, a
black second-class can will be sub
stituted nbout October t8, 1905, for
the second-clnss spar now marking
the westerly side of the channel.
Eord Island Spit Buoy, No. 19, a
black second-class spar will be sub
stituted about October 18, 190 1, for
the third-class spar now marking
the easterly end of p'ord Island
Maalaea Light Station, located
on the northwesterly part of Ma
alaea Bay, on a post on the west
corner of the wharf at Maalaea
lauding, Island of Maui.
About October 20 the intensity
of the fixed red light at this station
will be increased by changing from
a post-lantern to a lens-lantern
Hilo Bay. On September 23, a
fixed red post-lantern light was
established to mark the position of
the submerged wreck of the bark 1
Martha Davis, in the western inner '
The lantern is shown from n
floating tripod over the wreck,
which is in 29 feet of water, nnd
hangs about 5 feet above the sur
face of the water. A red flag is
shown above the tripod.
The light will be discontinued
when this menace is removed.
Small island off Coconnul Island,
north tangent, E. N. E.
Catholic Church Tower, SW. by
Paukaa Point Light Station,
NW. by N. yl N.
l'tiie blood Jersey
trade, with calf.
cow, for sale or
J. O. SF.RRAO.
I E. N. HOLMES
ltcllnlug Local Product.
Hutchinson Plantation has begun
to send its sugar to Oahu for refin
ing. The first batch from that
plantation was sent down last week
by the steamer Manna Loa. The
shipment consisted of 2,691 sacks.
The sugar Iris been shipped to
Honolulu Plantation where it will
be refined nnd then scut to the
It is understood thnt Pnauhnu
Plantation will also send its sug.tr
to Honolulu Plantation for refining
instead of shipping the stuff as
formerly to San Frajicisco
About 500 top minnows brought
to Honolulu from near Galveston,
Tex., have been distributed in local
ponds, where they are thriving.
They were brought in the expecta-
llion Uiat tliey wjh feed on mosquito
1 larvae and thus r
reduce the mosquito
pest. Alvin Scale of the United
States bureau of fisheries brought
them in milk cans, losing only a
score on the journey. The local
government pays $1,000 expenses
for getting the fish here.
An Antiseptic Liniment.
For wounds, bruises, burns and
like injuries there is nothing better
than Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It
I acts as an antiseptic, forming n thin
imperceptible film over the injured
parts, which excludes the air and
causes the injury to heal without
matter beiuc formed, and in much
less time than by the usual treat
ment. In cases of bums it allays 1
the pain almost instantly. .Sold by I
Ililo Drug Co.
Call at Tribune Office
Dress Goods 2
White Goods j3
Ladies' Muslin Underwear 3
Ladies' Uox Hats 3
Artificial Flowers 5
Men's Underwear ;
Men's Half Hose :
Collars and Cuffs . i3
Scrivens Drawers r"3
Fancy Paper Napkins 3
Royal Society Embroidery Floss 5
Ladies' and Children's Tains 2
Ladies' Stocks and Collarettes ;
N. HOLMES 1
, t f
after taking Ayer's
Sarsaparilla you begin
to feel its cleansing,
strengthening, and purifying
You tool thnt your doprcsslon is
pissing away; your brain clears up;
things look brighter; sleep Is refresh
ing; tho nerves act better; and now
life and vigor begin to take possession
of your whole, system. Your inges
tion Improves; you got moro bonellt
from i our food ; your appetite returns.
Your friends begin to notice a marked
chingu in jour general appearance.
Tho old color comes back to tho lips;
the ees look brighter; tho step bo
comes more elastic; utul every dose- of
promotes tho return of good health.
Those who sillier from tho debili
tating utTects of a uarin cllmato villi
Hud In Ajer's .Sarsaparilla just whit
they need to bring buck tho old force,
vim, and onorg).
There aro many imitation
Bo sure you get "AYER'S."
Prtpiredbr Dr.J.C.AjtrSCo .Lowell, Mm .U.S.A.
AYEU'S FILLS, th btit f.milr LutlT.. '
For Sale by HILO DRUG COMPANY
Hilo Railroad Co.
Short Route to Volcano
In effect July I, 1905.
Passenger Trains, Except Sunday.
2:3011V Ililo nr
2:35 nr....Wniaken ...ar
y.is'ar Keaau ar
3;3o'ar... Ferudale. .ar
i'SS nr..Mount. V'w..ar
4:15 ar.. Gleuwoou...l
a.m. p.m. SUNDAY
8:oo 2:30.1V Ililo ar
8'o6 2:36'ar.. .Wainken ...ar
8:32, 3:o2ar Keaau ar
8:491 3:i9,ar... I'crudalc ..ar
9:05! 3:35 nr..Mouut. V'w..ar
9:25! 3:55 ar... Glenwood...lv
The trains of this Company between
Ililo and I'uua will be run as follows:
I.c-ne Hilo Station, by way of Rail
road Wharf, for Olaa and I'una, upon the
arrival of the Steamship Kmau, running
through to Puna and topping at Patioi.
both going uiul returning.
A.M. FRIDAY: A.M.
6.00 lv Ililo ar 9:55
ar.R. R. Wharf.ar 9:50
6.06 nr....Waiakca....nr 9:30
6:28 ar...01aa Mill.,.ar 9:10
6.58 an.l'alioa Junc.ar 8:42
ar Pahoa ar 8:30
7:20 nr I'uim lv 7:35
A.M SUNDAY: p.m.
9:00 lv Ililo ar 4:40
9"o6 Jar. . Vaiaken...nr 4:35
9:25 'nr...01an Mill...ar 4:15
9:50 ar..Pahoa June 3:47
10:20 nr Pahoa ar 3.35
10:55 nr I'una lv 3:00
Excursion tickets between all points
are sold on Saturdays and Sundays, good
returning, until the following Monday
Commutation tickets, good for twenty
fie rides between any two points, and
thousand mile tickets are sold at very
1). IC. MF.TZGF.R,
"He dragged his eyebrow bushis
down, and made .1 snowy penthouse
for his hollow eyes." Tennyson.
We nil obsere these "dragged eye
brows" on faces iunuiuernb e. A smp-
toiu of eje defect nn indication of glass '
utid. Kery sjiuptom has n cause. We
adapt glasses to eery defect of isiou by
the latest eye-testing appliances, and pre
scribe them in accordance with the teach
ings of the authorities on the i)c.
A. N. SANFORD
UOSTON I1UILD1NG, HONOLULU
AM, KINDS OF
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. H. PIJASH, President.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., U. S, A,