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v cxs.j.io.cjx, nuiULULU, FEBRUARY 10, 1903.
W ALTEE G. SMITH
FARMS AND THEIR PESTS.
The everyday criticism of small farm
ing in Hawaii is that, while the land
yields well and market prices are high.
It does not pay to fight destructive bugs
and insect. Precisely the same thing
was said of pioneer farming on the
mainland. The early New Englander
h.t hard time battlinfr with the
marauders of the air and forest. When
he planted corn, myriads of crows de
scended upon the tender young shoots by
day and the deer came to feed by night.
The wheat suffered from the wild goose,
wild turkey and the weevil. As the
remnant of the crops matured, the
ripening corn became the prey of coons she y. . ittle court whjrh Y e unforgettable Tulius Palmer figured
and squirrels as well as larger quauru- rnflor, cV. ir, 3 flot Unatorc o-n tr. W ,t
of curiosity, say smooth nothings about her claim and pass on to the
next curio. Session after session has waxed and waned and nothing:
has been done for the former soyereign. But hope springs eter
nal in the human breast and something always happens to convince
Liliuokalani that her chance will come next time. Of late years
she has been the prey of lobbyists and shysters who were read.M
to encourage the poor woman for a fee. She is in such hands now ;
and without knowing it she has armed her enemies with an
invincible weapon against her. 'Congress, which lets just claims
go bv default, often wishes it had a plausible excuse. None
answers that purpose better than the assertion that the claimant has
agreed to divide whatever Congress gives with contingent-fee lawyers
It is true that the Senatorial sub-committee which visited Hawaii
last summer recommended that something be done for Liliuokalani but
every righteous claimant before Congress whose bill remains unsettled
has had .the same experience, many of them more than once. It is one
thing and a comparatively easy one, to get a favorable word from a
sub-committee; it is quite another to pass the chairman of the appropria
tions committee, the speaker and the professional watchdogs of the
Treasury on the floor. But for the course of the President, in making
mention of the matter in his message, even the fire claims bill would
have had a second defeat. The good words of the Mitchell com
mission for the former Queen of Hawaii will go with very little force
to the minds of men whose business in Congress is to keep appropria
tions down. Mitchell and his colleagues admit that Liliuokalani has
no legal claim upon Federal bounty. They say that her claim must rest
solely upon "considerations of national grace, public and private justic
political policy and fair, equitable dealing." If the argument of politi
cal policy could be made to stand, all might be well ; but every practi
cal man at Washington knows that it does not make an iota of dif
ference to the national party how elections go in Hawaii. As for sen
timental reasons they are never able to impress the watchdogs. It some
times takes a good while to get the widow of a President or a great
General on the pension list, so what of a long dethroned duskv Queen
main, the growths of staple or general Gf a distant insular possession whose friends do not cast a single vote in
agriculture, which are not the crops natinna1 Wtinnc ?
From the beginning the Queen has had the worst of political advi
rr a 1 1 1
sers. 1 hose she uses here, who are wen-meaning, nave no Knowieage
of practical American politics and legislation ; those who are not sincere
are out after fees. In Washington, as we say, the Queen is the victim
of lobbyists. Meanwhile she is incurring a great expense. Before long
if she does not stop looking for the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
she will find herself compelled to borrow more money. It is a pitiable
outlook for the old lady, who ought to be at home, living within her
means and accepting fate with fortitude. She is on the Territorial pen
sion list and she will be wise if she satisfies herself with the good the
gods provide and ceases to yearn for the unattainable
LILIUOKALANi'S CLAIM. gsn CVo T7
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There is something pathetic in the appearance of Queen Lihuoka-
, . , ! . , r, rr . . . i That's the condition of many suffer-
am as a waiting claimant before Congress. To those who know j .
. . T . , , , , ers from catarrh, especially in the
Washington and the ways of the Federal Legislature the utter hopeless- morning Great h
ness of her quest is plain. The United States is notoriously a poor . perienced cle&ring head an(j
debtor to those who have no absolute legal grip upon its bounty save tj-oat.
in cases where domestic politics or international treaties support the . -$o wonder catarrh causes head
claim and recommend the claimant. Uncle Sam will pension his soldiers ache, impairs the taste, smell and
and pay indemnity to foreigners whose governments make out a case, ! hearing, pollutes the breath, de
but his own private creditors die of old age without getting a penny.
The story of the McGarrahan claim and of sundry others is one which
Queen Liliuokalani might study with profit as showing that a just debt
does not always ensure collection. To see the play called "The Sena
tor," which is based upon the unhappy career of the McGarrahan
claimant, would be a liberal education for her in the inner workings
of the appropriations committee.
This is the fourth or fifth year in which Liliuokalani has be
sieged Congress for indemnity. Perhaps it is the sixth ; we are not
sure of a year more or less. She began there by taking up her residence
at a hotel ; later she had a house, or at least sumptuous apartments where
Pacific Hardware Co , Ltd.
ranges the stomach and affects the
To cure catarrh, treatment must
be constitutional alterative and
peels and a great variety or Diras as
sailed the tassels of the wheat. Fruit
and vegetables were fair game for a
host of feathered and four-footed
thieves and insect depredators, from
robins and jays to rabbits and grass
hoppers. Even chicken raising was no
pastime, with hawks circling above the
fowls by day and foxes and wild cats
prowling by night. Getting a living was
an everlasting fight in pioneer days;
hut the time came when, by the SET
TLEMENT OF THE COUNTRY, some
of the pests disappeared and the rest
became easy to keep down.
That is the keynote of the fight
against agricultural pests everywhere
the settlement of the country. Today a
man goes out Into the middle of a thou
sand acres of wild land and plants a
little garden. At once the pests of the
Jungle rally on the fresh vegetables and
the farmer fights against odds. But let
a few score more farmers come in, cul
tivating the whole thousand acres and
each tract has no more destructive in
sects than its owner can handle. Ob
serve the Chinese market-gardeners
whose vegetable farms are within city
limits or in long settled suburbs. Don't
they succeed? Don't they manage to
feed themselves and the town besides?
There is no necromancy about it all;
It is simply the result of good judg
ment in picking out a place to culti
vate and industry in pushing the work.
"What the Chinamen do in these respects
is possible for the superior Caucasian.
In any part of the islands white farm
ers, if they cultivate a large enough
contiguous area, can handle the pest
question as easily as they do in Ohio
or California or Mississippi.
But destructive Insects attack, in the
"I was afflicted with catarrh. I took
medicines of different kinds, giving each
a fair trial ; bat gradually grew worse until
I eoald hardly hear, taste or smell. I then
concluded to try Hood's Saraaparilla, and
after taking five bottles I was cured and
have not had any return of the disease
since." Evqxxk Forbes, Lebanon, Kan.
Cures catarrh it soothes and
trengthens ' ucous membrane
and builds vhole system.
EVERY WEEK WE OFFER DIFFERENT ARTICLES AND,
BELIEVE IN POTTING THE KNIFE IN DEEP TO CLOSE OUT
Coffee Mills, very strong and durable,
always sold at 50c. Hair price, 25c.
Vegetable Graters, wire bandies, cheap
at 10c each. This week, 5c
Planished Tin Coffee Pots, 2 quart size,
a bargain at 25c. Your choice, 10c.
Re tinned Dish Pans, 10 quart size.
extra strong. This week's bargains, 20c
Army Canteens, canvas covered with
Btrap, cheap at 75c Now only 35c.
as the best soap for medi
cinal and toilet use.
Tin Sauce Pans, with covers. 1 auart
and 2 quart size. Your choice, 10c each.
Mincing Knife with steel blade and
enameled handle from 15c to 10c.
Kitchen Set, consisting of Bread or
Meat Knife, Vegetable Parer and Sheer
and Meat Tenderer, marked from 75c a
set to only 25c.
Tea and Coffee Canisters, size. Jap
anned and lettered. This week, 5c each.
Gray Enameled 1 quart Buckets, with
tin covers . Special price, 15c
Tin Dippers, several kinds, always sold
at 10c Half price, 5c.
we recommend to the white producers
of Hawaii. The farmer here must not
expect to get rich in growing the things
of which California yields an overplus.
If he does he will have nothing to ex
port; and in the home market he will
meet the rivalry of Asiatics. His great
opportunity lies in special agriculture,
the pests to threaten which either have
not developed or are easily controlled.
Let him avoid wheat, corn and garden
truck, except for his own private use,
and either go into dairy products, for
which the whole country is adapted or
the raising of sisal, pineapples, tobacco,
peanuts, bananas, poultry, small fruits,
vanilla beans, etc. In these Dursuits
the pests count for little and the profits
for much. They are the ones to which
the small farmer should be invited
and th VL'av nrpnnrod frr him
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vpstcrdav morninc a nnrnvpd of a. nlan
It is to be hoped, now that the Ter-
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Invoice of tobacco seeds that ranchers a new route. This will be on the line
will give them a. fair trial. Tobacco of the present Queen street extension.
grown under canvas is making Connec- on through to the Iwilei road. It was
Did You Ever
pick up a card after a caller
left it, and wonder why she
used such an "out of joint
And did'nt you think it pretty
shoddy, but of course
would'nt say it for the world?
AVOID being considered
cheap, by laying aside the old
type printed thing and have
your plate engraved.
OUR WORK is correct size
and shape of card is correct,
and you will be correct, if
your cards are made by us.
Our booklet "Card Etiquette"
for the asking.
H. F. Wichman,
Why not figure on putting in
and maintaining Incandescent
Lamps in your home? They don't
cost as much as you
probably think and con
sider the convenience.
We will be pleased to
give you an estimate.
Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd.
King Street, near Alakea. Telephone Main 390.
the intention formerly to extend the
road around the Hackfeld wharf but
ticut farmers rich and
might be used to advantage here
Wray Taylor not only has seeds to
give away but will furnish directions tnis Plan wa9 changed, and a new road
for planting them. On the surface of will be built running along the wharf
things there would seem to be no reason jjne
in son or climate there is certainly sXXsXe(sXsXsXS
none in latitude why the tobacco of
Cuba could not be equalled in Hawaii.
Who knows but that, in course of time,
the Honolulu cigar will be as famous
as that of Havana or Manila?
If Bulgaria invades Turkey without
Russia's help there will hardly be a
Greece spot left of her. The Turk may
be a sick man, but that is when he is
not fighting. A cannon shot turns him
into a warrior who needs several
huskier men than the average Bul
garian to hold him down.
Another war in Central America has
occurred to vex trade, commerce and
International relations. If Mexico would
step in and annex these little red-pepper
republics it would be a good thing
for all concerned. They have no busi
ness being at large with firearms.
When Tyndall, the mind reader,
comes he might be put on the track of
the men who read the Wright I O U s
and know what became of them.
The San Francisco Board of Health is
candid in one thing. It always admits
that there was plague in the city some
The only way to get out of paying a
big income tax under the present law
Is to reduce your Income.
If the President calls an extra session
for March 5th, Prince Kuhio will have nton$ of the Kings of England and
to make an early start. Spain.
The old sloop Eagle was re-launche.l
yesterday from Sumner Island, this
time as a gasoline launch, with a 20-
norse-power Fairbanks-Morse engine.
The Eagle is a large boat and is now-
owned by Wally Davis. It is said that
the launch will be pressed into use on
the Koolau side of Oahu and take out
fishing parties from Honolulu who will
go over to the lagoon there via the
Pali. sn will io H Wm. G Irwin President and Manager
, laus sprecKeis
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., LT I
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about the harbor here.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb. 9 Pa
auhau, $16; Hawaiian Commercial,
$43.50; Honokaa. $13.25; Makaweli, $27.
Onomea, no bids.
GENARO RUBINO Dl RUBINI,
Assassin who tried to murder King
Leopold of Belgium and who stated on
trial that the plot included the assassi-
without a thick,
luxuriant head of
soft, glossy hair,
which is in truth
" woman's crown.
ing glory." The
faithful use of
nexer fails to pro
duce hair of this
character, for, by
deadly germs that
feed upon the oil of
the hair root, it
failing hair and all
scalp diseases im
possible. It then
and thick growth
to replace the old
thin, brittle hair.
One bottle will ver
ily these statements.
rorSaleat rtll fir.t-
Class Drug Stores.
W. M. Giffard... Second Vice-President
H. M. Whitney, Jr. .Treasurer and Sec.
George W. Ross Auditor
Sugar Factors and Commission Agents
AUliW I S FOR THE
Oceanic Steamship Company
Of San Francisco, Cal.
AGENTS FOR THE
Scottish Union & National Insurance
Company of Edinburgh.
Wilhelma of Magdeburg General In
Associated Assurance Oomnnnv f
Munich & Berlin.
Alliance Marine & General Assurance
co., Ltd., or London.
Royal Insurance Company of Liver
pool, Alliance Assurance Company of
pany of N. T.
Union Street, Near Hotel Street.
Telephone Main 315.
C. E. Moore, Manager.
P. O. Box 603.
National Cash Registers, Bicycle Parts, Revolvers Pistols mnni cnK
Furniture and Store Trimmine.,. H "l, """A1168 mlngs,
TvDewrltPr Part T,,oiQi t" 1 ".uca, ewing Machine and
tu?es.WShowWn?dow Ft?urertprmbs'BG;ordSMGa,,,and -and
Specialties, also MeS GoUs ot llnS! ' Manufacture' Noveltie-
r"i,1"u"e8.aasemm.ea.ani repaired; Bicycles repaired: Moi.
shop and road tests,
for outside work.
All light machine work with dispatch
Experts on call
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A Prnfitohln I-.. x i
lame 111 v uueni
ouiraa dkuq cc, l,td.
is like idle folks no use.
If you want that idle money
of yours made productive, talk
to HENRY WATERHOUSE
TRUST CO., Ltd., about it.
Office corner Fort and Mer
chant streets. P. 0. Box 346.
Telephone Main 313.
For the Best, go to
The Hawaiian Gazette Co.
Art Printing and Engraving
Volcano Mineral Water
From Puna. TTanoi;
PriMe: S S!1 iS 5! (p-t.) 18.00.
v,,c ux to rjouies (pints) $4.00.
P. O. Box 565.
Telephone Main 270.