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DONUMJI.O STAR BFMXTTN, TFESPAY, OCT. 8, 1012.
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LETTERS ON TIMELY TOPICS
RILEY H. ALLEN
TUESDAY OCTOBKK S, 1112
Keif-trust is tlx cxxt itn of In mxm. Eiikt
THE FILIPINO'S AMUSEMENT
Anwi'iiii; tin iifstioii oflm asknl in Ha
waii, i!hh the Filipino not wish to brinj; to his
plantation lahor tin grt;it sport of the roikpits?
-is an invtstip:atioii rarrii-d on in the Fhilip
pincH b a n'vspaMT which wishnl to asicrtain
if Amprican swrt8 wm making grrsit inroads.
Baxcball and othT wholcsoine reoiration
have taken Ktirh a hold on the Filipino that the
business of the cockpit is rapidly falling to
pieces. The first example to Ik? cited i the
coci'pit at Maypajo. Two years ago the attend
ance at that place reached the huge figure of
5,000 paid ad missions during the days upon
which it was oih'MhI. Today the attendance has
lieen cut down to ,500, just ualf of what it was
in the good' old days of, 1010. One reason at
tributed for the loss of prestige is the fact that
the place lias changed hands, the former pro
prietor having been a general popular favorite
with the betting, sweating, thousands who used
to throng the place.
; The Cervantes cockpit is an even more noted
example. liens the attendance was generally
conceded to have ; been 0,000 paid admissions
daily. That was up to 1910? Today the attend
ance has dwindled to 3,500, which is a big day
for that place.
The Santa Ana cockpit, which is a night af
fair, used to attract 2,500 patrons. This num
ber has-come down to. 1,$00.
r The San Junn rooster-fighting establishment
Was wont to house ,2,000 patrons on a good
sporty, day. If they get 1,000 within its doors
today, the are doing good business. . ' V ;
f Cinematograph shows and at liletic games aix
the two principal causes given by the cockpit
syndicates for the falling off of the, attendance
at their places of amusement, t they all agree
that "el baseball" is tlio principal drawing card
of the thousands of youth who before used tb
come but to see the red 'rooster transfix the
white one. The managers shake their heads and
sigh: for the good' old days when they were
obi iged to turn patrons away . because their
places could hold no more, but are forced to ad
mit that the time is soon coming when they will
have to abandon their enterprises for good and
all.- '', 'v .;,'; : '' ' ; -;. ...
In Hawaii cock fighting has never taken hold
and never will; it is evident. That the ope class
of people who like this sportthe Filipinos
are attracted still mom by baselmll and other
amusements is obvious f from J the story that
comes from . the, Philippines. ; , r.,
much from costly fXNrieiice, hut what it has
learned has liecn worth the invest tin nt to itself
and of great value to its ueighlors. No com
munity should rush headlong into tree-planting.
In these days their is available sufficient knowl
edge to guide all such work skilfully, economi
cally and effectively Because of the greater
knowledge now prevailing with regard to the
trees suitable to the peculiar coiiditions in com
munities, the work is less experimental, less
risky and of course correspondingly less costly,
than it used to 1k In fact, here is a means of
town and city beautification that is within the
reach of even the most limited revenues. A Ihv
ginning once made by the establishment of
municipal nursery, the rest conies with compar
BOYS WHO GOVERN
KIMRDIMJ THE VOTK.
Kdltor Honolulu Star-Rullotiu.
Sir: Incorporated in the "Instruc
tions for marking ballots' that will
shortly be isstted- by Secre;ary Mott
Smith is the following paragraph:
ASSISTANCE TO VlJTKItS:
Any voter, who, by reason ;f
blindness or other physical dis
ability, is unable to mark his bal
lot shall, if he ro requests, re
ceive the assistance of ONK of
the inspectors in the marking
Taking Solomon's word for it thai
all men are liars, and also the fact
that there certain! v were no elections
in those dayg, or else Solomon would
have had considerable more to say on
the same subject that might not hae
been shorter but possibly uglier, 1
would ask if it is not sort of loose
jointed business to send ONE man into
a booth to assist another?
Jake the first disability in the para
graph referred to above, "blindness".
What is to prevent the assistant from
voting the blind man's ballot to suit
himself regardless of what the afflict
j In the stn--s they leave no suh
sft snap When a voter requires as
sistance in marking his ballot TWO
men, chosen from opposite parties, arei
srnt to the lxmt'1 with him . One
marks the tal'ot as per instructions!
from tlio assisted" ofr and the;
other man watches to se that he d'
Anv further rejiaifcs would be su-'
Iknfl IflrillL.' 1
ill 1,11 IIO.
lok;iii:ks tiuruKs van
Oct. 7. KI2
Editor Honolulu Siar.ltuileiin,
Sir: In a recent issue you pub
lished some figures as coming from
me on profit on planter's sugar per
ton. Mr. AshforU is made to say that
this is $.10. Si per ton. This figure is
ridiculous as applied to Hawaii. The
statement really refers to the profit of
the Filipino planter, basing expenses
on figures given by the government
authorities on the island of Negros
and prospectus of San Carlos Milling
Co. Yours truly,
: TREE PLANTING 5 AS A GITf ASSET
The excellent work pi treeplanting begun by
the lad its of the 'Outdoor. Circle, Kilobaud 'Art
league, should bt extended this fall and winter.
It is in line with 'municipal advance and Hono
lulu should take its place among 'the host of
; mainland municipalities which have started on
a. definite course of beautification.
Inquiries made by the Craftsman have re
vealed a very large number, of cities where the
beauty of 'grass and bnuicTi and blossom is soft
. ening the austcreness of stone curbing and hid
ing the bare ugliness of a vista of flat, hard
- "Many eastern cities have Iwen transformed
in this resiect within recent years. Tree-plant-
ing along streets as well as highways is prac
tised very generally now throughout New Eng
land, almost if not full v to the extent that it
Was practised by the colonists and their inune-
, diate descendants. The shady lanes and roads
" of New England constitute one of its greatest
charms. In the middle west there has been great
improvement in this particular also. Many
towns that had bare streets a few years ago can
now Iniast of avenues of maple, poplar and even
"Particular note,' however, is made of the
progress of street tree-planting in the far west.
: Hiverside, Cal., was one of the earliest conimu
; .uities to go into the work systematically. It
did so by taking over the control of its thorough
fares. It has been followed by Bedlauds, Pasa
dena, Santa Harlwra, San Diego, Phoenix, Ariz..,
and several other cities on the Pacific and the
. Pacific slope.
"One of the communities named, Hiverside,
has planted no fewer than 10,000 trees since it
look the work in hand. It has had to learn
It is not improbable that at no very distant
date a "junior republic" will be established in
Hawaii, and many of the conditions here call
for some such move.
Mr. William Waterhouse gave an interesting
talk at the University club at noon yesterday on
the, George Junior Republic, or, as it is also
known, the George Washington junior republic
idea. He told of the organization, the growth
and thepmctical results of these miniature
commonwealth emphasizing the qualities of
manhood that are brought out in lads whose
youth has perhaps been marred by neglect or
These junior republics are positive stimuli
to the sense of decency, the sturdy manhood, the
cleauliness of spirit that lies in every youth, no
matter how overlaid yith deceit, passion or un
natural vice. The life in the republics develop
independence, self-control, self-confidence and
a striving for improvement. Somewhat
Utopian in theory, in practice the republics have
proved startling successes. There are, as Mr.
Waterhouse freely, admits, boys who do not take
kindly to the rules of ...the republics, who. are
restive under discipline, but the, liiajority know
that' they can best rule who ;:rule themselves, and
this is the basic ideir of the organization.
Hawaii's. coudition, climatic. and social, tend
to looseness of the bonds of : convention, and
many boys, not bad at eart, far. from criminal
in type, must of necessity be treated almost as
outlaws, in the lack of any medium between mother.
the juvenile court and the industrial school At
the industrial school, excellent as the adminis
tration may be, they are disciplined by external
force at age when the discipline, if possible,
should come from their own growing conscious
ness of responsibility to society. There is need
for some corrective force, less masterful than
the reform school, and this force is the self-control
of the junior republic.
ALEXANDER YOUNG Construct
a sand-filled bulkhead below the sea
wall at that stretch of Waikiki beach
between the Kerr place and Kapiolani
Park entrance and Honoltilu will have
a ennaren a , niaygrouna par excei
i NEWS OF THE
On Sunday afternoon vesper serv
ices were held- at the Homestead on
lence, one which could defy the rest King street under the leadership or
of the world to duplicate. Miss Erickson, general secretary of
W. O. SMITH There has been a tlu association. Mis Erickson spoke
good deal about having elections every upon the subject "The Friendship of
year. George Carter when governor Girls." A special musical program in
wanted annual legislatures. I was op- eluding a piano solo by Miss It. C.
posed to the idea then, but I notice Tupper and a duet between Miss Tup
that' the present campaign is accora- per and Miss firlckson was given. On
panied by great activity in making next Sunday Mrs. D .W. Wicker, w V
roads. Now, if elections mean lots of is on her way to China as a missn
new and better roads, let us have ary. will deliver an address at the
more of them. services. All girls interested are in-
R. W. SHINGLE, chairman Repub- vited to attend whether members of
lican territorial central committee I the association or not.
trust that the secretary of the Terrl-I
tory will see his way clear to have' At three o'clock this afternoon tb
the name of J. K. Hihio placed on the French class will meet for the first
official ballot as a candidate for Sen- time at the at sociatioh's rooms in tho
ator from Maui. The " Republican Boston building, with Miss Laura Bak
party wants to take no advantage of er as instructor. Miss Baker is a gra
whatever technicalities may have drate of one of the Paris colleges and
ICHMAN 5c CO. arc
always pleaded to have
visitors inspect thcr bcauti
Kqually courteous treatment is
shown callers whether they buy or
Harry. P. Pattee has been re-engag-j Mrs. Pat damftbelt, the actress. !
ed as coach of the Brown university j ill in London and not expected to'
baseball team. ; ' ' l live.' . . ":-- v : v- . ' .. '
-. ' ' - .: 3-.;--,. ' ' . .
comes well recommended. The Class
es will consist of French conversation
arisen, and it would seem as If noth
ing but a technicality could prevent
the electors of Maui from being given
an opportunity to vote for whomever!
they desire. I firmly ' believe that Four clasees in swimming were held
both Republican candidates for sen-1 Saturday afternoon at the swimming
ator from Maui vwill be elected, but pool on the George Castle estate at
we want the people to have a fair oy Waikiki under, the direction of Miss
jF. c. Tupper, physical director or the
I association. One class was held for
Junior and three for senior; The elet
trie lighting of the pool, the electrical
pump to replenish the water supply
and the well arranged dressing rooms
all contributed to the convenience of
the classes. .
portunlty to express their choice.
J MISS JEAN. MELLOY of Loi An
geles is making a tour of the Islands.
. MISS JEAN ANGUS-left yesterday
on . the I transport Sherman fo San
' Francisco, . where - she .will visit her
LEW G. HENDERSON, who piloted
Duke Kahanamoku on the first arr
Oi the champions trip left for Phila
delphia naval station yesterday on the
The classes which have thus far been'
established and are now under "way
are the French, Shakesperian, swim
ming, basketball, gymnasium, and ten
nir daises. In these classes there is a
total enrollment of one hundred and
The monthly meeting of the board
oj directors of the association wis
MRS. E. R. GAYLER and two chil-lheld this morning in the association
di en were passengers on te Sherman rooms. The annual reports, Mth
That : 'package of'200,000 stolen in transit
from Havanai to New York will probably turn
up four years from now as a contribution to the
1912 campaign fund.
A corresiKU(len)t asks us if "Hull Moose''
should be spelled with a hyphen. We would
suggest that a dash is about the appropriate
Mayor Fern is one political candidate who
knows letter than to run on his record of the
past four veal's. He couldn't even walk on it.
"Taxation without registration" is another
thing the voters ought to object to bv seeing
that every one of them is registered.
This campaign fund investigation is rapidly
exhausting the available names in Who's Who.
Pity they didn't hold the dictagraph on Ted
dy, Harrimau and Morgan back in 1904.
Prolufhly the steel trust is backing T. II. le
cause he has such an iron nerve.
After they time up awhile in Kurope. their
ought to be some real war.
Somebody please name a superintendent of
The campaign yarn generally comes home to
The Pope might mediate in the campaign,
financial and executive were read and
plans were submitted in regard to the
future of the association.
yesterday for the coast. Mrs. Gayler
will visit her mother In St. Louis tor
several months. " ,
W. H. Kegley, who Is a teacher in
the employ of the Japanese govern
ment, left for the coast this morning
on the Siberia to visit at his home in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa,' after a week's
stay in Honolulu.
CAPT. BERGER, the veteran band,
master, and Mrs. Berger will arrive
shortly from an extended visit to Ger
many and other European countries.
Capt Berger's leave of absence ends
December 1 and in a recent note here
he said he intended to leave Vienna
for home early in October.
SETS DATE FOR HEARING
MAHUKA SITE CASE
The next Mahuka site case will bo
called for hearing in Federal Court
on Monday. October 21, and U. S.
District Attorney Breckons says the!
court will doubtless be kept busy j bleeding and dizzy, he imnediately is
with these hearings from ihat date sisted in rescuing the injured and
until the close of the present year. , placing them on loard a special train
All the minor cases on the calendar' which was soon at the scene of the
HONOLULU BOY FIGURES
IN RAILROAD ACCIDENT
Ichiro Motokawa, son of Rev. MofV
k.iwa, of Honolulu, while en route fo
Ithica, New York, to , enter Cornell
University, became imprisoned nt a
railway car which plunged uown a
forty-foot enbankment on the Eric
Railroad a few miles out of Erie,
Pennsylvania. The . car whicn ne
was a passenger was tn? Pfth, and it
plunged over the embankment i--inding
landing in a mass of mud alongside
in a mass of mud alongside a river
bank. Fortunately there was no water
in the place where the car landed, but
it was upside down.
Young Motokawa succeeding in get
ting out of the car through a wnidov.
which he broke with his shoe. Although
are to be disposed of before the Ms
huka cases are taken up.
The first to be called wiil be that i
of the Office Supply Company, with
the condemnation of the O. E. Hall k
Son site to follow Immediately at the
conclusion of that one.
wreck. He sustained no se ious in
jury other than being bruised and rut.
.Motokawa graduated from Mckinley
High Srhool last June.
Post Thinks he's the whole thing,
! does he?
m j Parker Well, I'd hardly go as far
For news and fne imtn about It, as that, but he certainly considers
ptnl 1iit h Stjir.Rnlletln. himself a quorum.
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PUNAHOU DISTRICT Young St.: Building Lot, 12,981 sq. ft..... 2000 00
Young St.: House and Lot 4500.00
Makiki St.: Modem Bungalow 5000.00
Anapuni St.: 1-story Modern House 450000
KAIMUKI Ocean View: Modern Home 8000.no
Ocean View: Furnished Bungalow 3500.00
PAL AM A Auld Lane: House aftd Lot 1750.00
NUUANU- -Fine Lot, 40,000 sq. ft., nrar Luahaha 1750.00
TANTALUS -Ou Ridge", Fine Building I,ot 1500.00
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The Popular Jewelers 113 Hotel Street
Why Pay More for No More
Or As Much for Not So Much
Lots In Kaimild
Lot No. 65, Sec. A, 75x213
Lot No. 134, Sec. B, 75x150
Lot No. 165; 10,360 sq. ft 350X0
Lots N-15 and 15, Palolo Valley, 47X00 sq. ft $1000.00
100 down; balance at 115 or more per month.
One-acre lots, Palolo Valley
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