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-.V.;,'i - V 1W 7 '".V V'1. . ' ' v1 0 1 -, . ".Si , , 3l . ZZ1 T O D A Y . 4 --V Ye Oide Store w ft - v vaa vwi a vnM yy j : , HILO, JAN. 1C, In the annual re port of. Dr. Elliot; . to ta HIlo Baax4 cf Trade, he gave, a-sutnmarj pf the orpanlzatlon's efforts which led up to : - the. Hawaii investigation and made a ? i r : ) . 1 1 . ' r n I in rri ;nni f nrrni mvrfitTn imrnwrA ! Amnn An fnirrrn AV f n fSni innhi ihTTnn 1 TTinn ' ' " -. , - : mmwMmxMMmmmm mwmw Hiiwpiott wuilmheii ninr rv nn n i fm mi mum fPAnnnanAi im ftii n M n n F TnilRI.TO f ;Ki Wt Ui in iUUUIU ni i WUllL iuuiuuiu rv:.;':::-!:';-.;' ; v " " . ' .: . Li. -A "AW. iiU rnr nn mi IRTtlO I i . number of recomendations for the im- " proveaient cf, the county government -tystenx.' This' portion cf the report is :piven belowj f . . v t , ... Tbe Audit Committee, appointed hy ' thlaf Board in" course of the Investlffa- tlon of the financial and administrative V ttielbods made under our direction by Mr. IV Gooding Field, being unable to - secure an appropriation from county ' funds" for the purpose of a complete v detailed audit of the county books and v -records, appealed tc a Senate Hold Over Committee for assistance In this matter. This Committee, consisting of nf Senators A. F. Jndd. Cecil Brown, and Philip Pall, had been appointed by ir.e 1911 Legislature to consider tne financial relations between the Terri " lory and the counties, and they there upen directed the Audit Company of Hawaii tt make an examination of the county books. The disclosure by these auditors of grave irregularities in the account of the County 'Auditor wai followed by the creatlcn of a commiss ion to investigate the financial tran sactions of this county -since its lnccpr ticn. This Commission has been ftcadly engaged In this work since themiddle of April and their findings published so far indicate the grave need of a complete reorganization of cur plan of eountv government both in Its methods of financial accounting and administration. The report of th Hawaii County Investijraticu Ccramis slon will be made public at the earliest possible date after the completion of its work, and it is expected that it will contain carefully considered recom mendations along these lines. 1 recemmend to j-ou that, after the is suance of this report, this Board -shall ns.lv the other civic organisations ot this Island and representatives from e h district to meot in Hilo and con sider these, proposals, and all other r.itgestlens' that 'may be mad with . the same end In view. If this crisis in the history of this ourtrr is to be turned to advantage it is of the utmost importance that we must, and this ap plies to all cf us no matter what our race or occupaticn may be. sink our minor differences of oolnion, and join together in a united, earnest ef fort lo make good government possile. , "It appears tc me that there are cer tain principles which are of primary sni fundamental importRnee. awl yr essential in any plan for reorganiza - lion of system of county government. Comer King and Bethel Streets. , f A statement of these may; be of bene. fit to you in your consideration of pos sible amendments to the present Coun ty Act. The general plan should In olve a minimun rather than a maxi mum cnange In the present system, and should include all details that can te profitably retained, introducing oniy those changes which are absolute ly, necessary; to Improve the processes of election, legislation, and adminis tration. . ' "2).' It sliould be, In so far as possible, a system of local self-govern n.ent. 1 "(3). It should provide opportun ity for the voter to vote, and the leg isIatoiMo legislate, on a basis of more accurate knowledge. "(4). It should make possible and encourage harmcnious co-operation be tween the people and their elected rep resentatives. and among the various ndministrative officials. "(5). It should distribute more evenly the work of legislation and administration. (6). It should ensure a more di rect anoortionment of resnonsibilitv. (7). It should contain a system of financial checks and controls for the prevention and discouragement of of ficial dishonesty, and compel im proved methods of accounting and re porting. (8). It should be constructed with the view of lessening, rather than adding to. the burdens of taxation. In laying sfc'ess upon the state ment that any reformation of our county system should emphasize to its fullest possible extent the principle of real local self-government I wish to direct your particular attention to the anomalous situation of this town un der the present method of administra tion. The affairs of this large and increasing iopulation. it3 problems : which are distinctly of an urban rath er than of a rural nature, should be managed and administered, not by non-residents from country districts, but by the citizens of Hilo itself. It is possible, with very little additional expense, to retain the town within the county administration, and at the same time to allow our people com plete control over all matters of local legislation and expenditures upon public Improvements. There are many strong arguments in favor of this course, but to my mind the strongest of all is that it would greatly help to develop and stimulate those feelings of civic pride and unity ! of interest which are the oniv snrol and fu.li.J ia.-ii: ni ity and progress." OMiUlliUai (t 0:i'HM ! HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, MONDAY. JAN. 19, 1914. Mar nil'l '1'in I.TI lA'IIRV IIAUII I III I LI.L LIIM I HI- IM U N WLClIlVUIUCOUfll UmiU tULLLUL I Ull hil wtmiuu ttt- 8 p . 'I lvf ;nv nv rfib: :in vrK-icft 7ft Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence! HILO, Jan. 16. Directly aftec the board of trade dinner Tuesday even ing, the annual meeting of the organi zation was held in the dining room of the jlilo hotel, Vice-President Mett ger presiding, due to the absence of Dr. Elliot, who was in Honolulu on business connected with the Hawaii probe commission. Reading ol re ports of the officers was the firs, or der of business, these all being mat ters of statistics, excepting the report of President Elliot, which was listen ed to with interest. Besiles making a detailed report of the Board's busibess for the past 12 months, Elliott made recommenda tions for the future. He pointed out in his discussicn of the tariff reduc tion that Hawaii must increase its food productions. He said the islands should be exporters and not importers of food products. County government ar.rl means for its improvement-was another topic discussed in the report and it also contained statistics of local institutions that are of value. The Elliot report contained warm praise of the work of Secretary Deyo. After the report was read Metzger commended it highly saying that it showed it had been painstakingly and thoughtfully prepared. E. N. Holmes moved that a vote of thanks be ex tended to Elliot for the report and this carried unanimously. Reports from committee heads were asked for. C. C. Kennedy, who is the head of the committee collect ing funds for the Hawaii floral parade float, stated that several hundred dol lars had already been securo.l. -Another report was from those who have conducted the "See Hawaii First" campaign. The consideration of the amend ments for the ty-laws- took consider able time but finally carried in the form preseuted to the organization by the committee appointed, for the pur pose. The election of the officers "waslmach, liver and,bowels is prompt and postponed until the February meet- ing on the suggestion of Metzger. Thai suggestion roused some little opposi-; tion. as the by-laws provided for. the election of officers at the January meeting, but. following a suspen f ion of the- rules, the election was put off to the later late. A meeting of the members of LeahJ Chapter Xa 2. CL E. &.. has been t jIU'.I for 7:;; o'ci.ck thia evening in the Masonic temple. Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence OAHU COLLEGE, JaU; 19. The music Jenartment ' of the- Oa.hu Col lege, which is under the direction of Miss Margaret E. Clark, is planning to give two, courses in addition to the regular classes, provided each student can be gathered to join them, rne Normal training class, which is des tined to give the students a brief training in the methods followed- by teachers of piano anU familiarize them with the teaching of gound chil dren, is under the direction of Miss Brawthorne and is being formed be cause so many of the girls who fin ish the course at the school are de sirous of taking up the teaching of small classes. The other course will consist of classes for kindergarten children and will be started for the purpose of giving the youngsters a training in elementary music. Miss Brawthorne will also be in charge of this course. A CHILD'S LAXATIVE IS "SYRP OF FIGS" They lore to take it Mid it doesn't harm the tender little stomach, lircr and bowels. .1 your little one's stomach is coat ed, it is a sure sign the stomach, liver and bowels need a gentle, thorough cleansing at once. When your child is cross, peevish, listless, pale, doesn't sleep, eat or act naturally, if breath is bad, stomach sour, system full of cold, throat sore, or if feverish, give a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of figs," and in a few hours all the clag- val tin rrrt atlTQ tcA IL'QCfD QHll T Vlllfl f and undigested food will gently move out of the bowels, and you have a well-playful child again. . Sick children needn't be coaxed to take this harmless "fruit laxative." Millions of mothers keep it handy be cause they know its action on the sto- sure. They also know a little glv$n today saves a sick cbil4 tomorrow. Ask your aru&gist ior a 5Q-cenfrbot- tie oX "California . Syrupi of Figs, which contains directions for babies, children of all ages, and for grovft-vps plainly on the bottle, Beware of count terfelts sold berev, Get the genuine, made by California :Flgf Syrup - Com pany.' Don't be -fooled! :4'-&A Two pennies jingle, louder than two $10 bills. ,'-:" Y 'A. Iff 'V. Circular letters to the number of 10,000 are being prepared by the pro motion committee for mailing to tour ists and railroad agencies in all parts of the world. These various agents will be requested to furnish the com mittee with the addresses of persons whom they think might be induced to visit these islands during or after the exposition in San Francisco In 1915. Following is the letter: "We are desirous of calling the at tention of all who may visit the Pa cific coast in 1913 to the advantages and attractions offered by a trip to Hawaii and would be pleased to re-; ceive from you a list of those whomj you have reason to believe are plan- ning to be in California during the ex-1 position year. To each address wej will send one of our illustrated fold-; ers, enclosing, with your permission, a card stating that we do sp at your f suggestion. We would at .this time ' also extend to you and your friends t a cordial invitation to visit the Ha-1 wail building at San Francisco in 1915 wpii in an interesting and instructive f manner. A number of our Hawaiian boys will be in constant attendance to contribute to your pleasure with their sweet Hawaiian music. You will also have the opportunity to sample our j delicious Kona coffee and taste the best pineapple grown. We will have as well some unusually fine moving pictures of scenes of interest in Ha waii to show you in our lecture room. "You will certainly miss one of the most interesting spots of the exposi tion if you fail to visit the Hawaii building. We are going to devote a large part of our building to an aquar ium wherein will be shown our won derfully colored and queerly shaped fish. This will undoubtedly be one of the most attractive features of the entire exposition.'' IT. S. District Jndn Oetrtions Sat, urday- ordered the discharge , of Charles Dpunui, voluntary ' petitioner in - bankmptcy?.- yV V r&f. 4-,.'--. 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