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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, FRIDAY. OCT. 11. 1012.
RILEY H. ALLEN
FRIDAY oCTOliKK 11, 11)12
I Conf'ulrmr is a fliit ,f shnr tfiuirlh in uu
i aged bosfKH. Williiini Till.
Is Jew Fern rntitl-I to n- l' t ion ;ts nuiyor
of the itv and count v f Honolulu?
Tin Star Him. ktin ldiccs in nTnriiiziiijr
-'merit in nffi when clcrtion-finic comes, and
worth iilonc shouhl count with the voters. This
is a year w hen merit is :'oinr t count ami when
no man can expect the support of the voters un
less he can hack his apjM-al with proof of his
ability, his p repressiveness and his fitness for
public office (luring the next two years.
Mr. Fern has had two terms in the mayor's
chair. He has had four years in office. What
has he to show as a record?
What progressive measure has he initiated?
What piece of legislation has he suggested and
. . . . a
onppuui t ii i't ill i rn ' it ii-ii ii;iv iii iii;mii ill mix fin-
Year after year the same excuse has been
made for Fern, the excuse that he did not have
a majority of men on the board of his own polit
The voter of the city and county are now
confronted with two sets of candidates, Repub
lican and Democratic, and it needs only a glance
at. thn "TlAmrwrfltip nmninprci to deeide the aver-
cratic majority from the seven men nominated
'm -r i
and insure uonoiuiu two years or progress.
There are some good men on the Democratic
ticket The Star-Bulletin has already stated
its belief that Petrie and Markham deserve con-
Bideration at tne nanus oi me voters, nui uns
paper does not for one moment believe that the;
entire ticket deserves support.
jjiayor rern, n rcviecim, win not niii; u
Democratic majority on the board. The board
will be Republican in complexion, and Fern will
again face the unsympathetic sentiment which
he has faced for four years past Does Hono-
: lulu wish two years more of the factional fight
ing that ruined the work of the board'now going
out of office? Emphatically not
Fern's record or lack of a record has not,
however, been so largely due to a Republican
majority on the .board as to himself. He simply
has not "measured up, to thejjob?.
The years 1913 and 1914 will be great years
for this city. Honolulu, is already in an era of
rapid civic development The city is spreading
by leaps and bounds. There are business houses
and residences going up on all sides; there are
streets laid out and still to be laid out ; there
are questions of lighting, of paving, of garbage
improvement great questions. The next legis
lature will be asked to' turn over to the city the
water works and the sewer system. These are
but a few of the many great functions of govern
ment that are pressing more and more heavily
upon the governing powers of this municipality.
The internal development of the city demands
a man of calibre at the head of the city's func
tions, and a man who can surround himself with
capable advisers not a man who will surround
himself with petty politicians.
The external relations of the city an1 to be
considered. The tourist tide already is setting
this way as a prophecy for 1915, the year of the
Panama -Pacific exposition. Honolulu must
have a man who can worthily represent this city
worthily in the eyes of the world. We must
not blush for our official representative; he
must not be a source of derisive laughter.
With all of these things confronting Hono
lulu, what has been Mr. Fern's record as a
mayor? What has he to tell the people as he
asks their support again?
Col. Sam Parker has won the regard and the
esteem of many of the men who lead in Ameri
can affairs today. He will not be harassed in
office by a hostile board. He will be surround
ed bv bra in v men; he will have the advice of
responsible men; he will bring a lot of eoinmon
sense to the solving of the city's problems.
And he will certainly lend picturesqueness
to the office. He. will be a mavor worth having!
-knifing" F. H. Paris, liepublican candidate fur
the hoard of sujervisors. because some of the
fourth district voters may not supjHMt Not ley.
or berause Kaimuki was disappointed at the
county convention, will end in tajk. Mr. Paris
ought to he "liven wry hearty support for the
hoard. Financial experience, energy and fore
sight are all needed badly in public office here,
and Paris has all of these qualities. The Fifth
district w ill w in the deepest respect of the whole
community if it supports .Mr. Paris just as cor
dially as if he were a resident of that section of
He did not take part in the pre-con vent ion
bickering, and he should not be held to account
for the convention deals. We believe the lie
publican party can well unite on .Mr. Paris as
an aggressive young businessman who will do
credit to his party while in office and win sup
jMrt for that party two years from now.
LETTERS ON TIMELY TOPICS
HAWAII AMI Tin: IWI SIH. I !OV
Kditor Horioiuh; S!ar.I'i:!K-'i:.
Sir: A lad'-, with a r-;.i! r t;t
ailment, one- asked th- pret. und
philosopher. Oliver W'Tuifll H!::i-.
to prison!- for hr. told ht-r that
a Til t---
if wr-uld havf ),-: :i
I hvsiciari prrscnLu'd :
tors .-verai nr.erat ion l'f'
incident conies ail unhidden
writer, when thinking of Mr.
investigations into th
brought bv Delegate Kuhio
The investigation c,.,.IlH(i t,, turn
upon the acknowledged fact iliat most
things here, built up by capital, im
mense energy, and superior thought
and management are all wrong. Per
hajis they are, but, if wrnnz. no loubr.
(Governor r'rear, in bis w -ll-( hosen
words at t!ie (lose of the investiga
tion, and had that been the proper
place and occasion, could have told
w;i! urd'A- smaller then :'v ur
t oris and plar.taffon v :1s m' : an!
take norice. The hlldivn t f..
'! i !i!als born hci t- ar' A;:i-". ;.n :?:
?.-!..-'. and when tht-1. ':(-v :; t .: y
n. arid will o t,t v-.e :ua:ni ind
Th-re ui'l nor be In tor ?!i.?b ie:;r w:-
to carry on the plantation yti-i.'i :i 1
dei the pre. ent regime Teen i r
) . matters wii! gradually li.tni:-1.
('u: reat and st'c ssful indvs:riil
.- .rem has been built up from e on v
tiiic tu-'.-ossity ; notaing ba' ev ).;o:n
li i essity wili ever change iT
A SECOND REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE
REPUBLICANS WHO STAY.
We are ,rlad to ohserve that in one more state
the Hull Moose plan to take possession of the
T 1 1
uepuinican organization and name has come to
grief. North Carolina went overwhelmingly for
Roosevelt in the preliminary campaign-; ami
after Taft's nominatiotn, Roosevelt managers
there, headed by the Republican national com
mitteeman, attempted the same game that was
pl&yed by Johnson in California. They under
took the carry the Republican state convention
and name electors who would vote for Roose
velt, But the state committee met the move
promptly by confining its call to Republicans
who meant to support the party's candidate in
the nation, the convention lived up to the call,
rind the Bull Moosers had to bolt pnd hold a
separate convention of their own.
There will be a Taft ticket in North Carolina,
and, what is more, in the working out of poetic
justice it is doubtful if there will be any proper
Roosevelt ticket at all. For the bolting Roose
velt convention called itself "Progressive Re
publican," not Progressive, and in order to hold
title to 'Republican" it indorsed, not the Pro
gressive national platform, but the Republican
one. So Roosevelt must now. decide whether or
not he will run on a platform which he has re
peatedly denounced also whether or not he is
himself still a Republican.
That situation is about right. Somelody
down there must have a sense of humor as well
as a sense of fair play. Harpers 'Weekly.
Republicans of the Fifth district made a
splendid showing at last night's luau. The two
hundred or more men who sat down at the feast
were fine tvpes of intelligent voters. And they
are perfectly aware of the vital issues of the
campaign. If they will vote up to their personal
convictions and belief, Honolulu need not worry
over the men put in office for the next two years.
W. R. FARRIWiTON -II. Gooding
Field did not state that the local Ho-
Mr. Fisher that, for the wrong things j nolulu press fails to gne local munic.
here, he is in a very small degree re-jjlial discussions ample space and con
sponsible. Those things, supposed toj sideration. He ;-aid exactly th- re
be out of joint, are not of sudden J verse. During the discussion at the
emergence, but of long and painful j.d Club lunch, Mr. Field in response
growth. No doubt the Governor could to a general query said that, general
have said that had they tuededjiy speaking, the local press then re
changing, the changes should have j furring to the press of the mainland
begun, by executive and legislative as compared with the local press of
action, before he was Governor even j Kngland did not take an interes t in
before, he was born. ;m intflligent discussion of municipal
As an ODserver oi events in uawan, . topic:-
for some thirty years, the writer oi
this article has always supposed that
we: are a complaisant, happy, ana
prosperous lot of people as live any
where. True, we bicker a little
among ourselves, just for the fun of
it. but let a stranger come here and
criticize our ways and manners, and
immediately we all, metaphorically,
hop -on him and make things fly. as
an old mother hen does to a strange
chicken invading the precincts of her
brood. 1 said we are prosperous, each
according to his own standard of life,
and happy according to his moods.
All these things strike the stranger
from the mainland, or other parts of
the world, very pleasantly.
Much came out in Mr. Fishcy's in
quiry concerning "small farming." 1
think, to an observant person, having
lived here for many years, and having
seen many experiments in small farm
ing, that about all there could have
been done in this direction has been
Truth to tell, I think it is generally
admitted that the only possibility for
small farming has 'been induced by
the plantation system. I have been
told that some of the Portuguese, and
others, that have succeeded in getting !
F a man has just joined one of
the Secret Orders, a bade,
button or mark is something
he will appreciate as a gift trom
Insignia of almost all Orders,
at prices ranging from i.oo up
wards as high as you want to go
for special designs and rich
mountings of gems and enamels.
Job R. Hedges, a New York attor
ney, was selected by the New York
Republican state convention as can
didate for governor, with James W.
Wadsworth, Jr., candidate for lieuten
.1. I".. MERCER of Edmonton, Can
ada, accompanied by his family, ar
rived yesterday on the steamship;
Zealar.dia, and will occupy their
handsome- new home in Kaimuki. Mr.
Mercer invested in property lure
about a year ago, choosing a partly
improved piece in Kaimuki overlook
ing Koko Head.
FOR CISNEROS CONCERT
Countess Cisneros, the. noted con
tralto, James Liebling. 'cellist, and
Paul Dufault, tenor, will present the
following program tonight at the
opera house, beginning at 8:1.",
1. Concerto in A Minor. .Goltermann
2. Aria Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusti-
Eleanora dp Cisnprna
small pieces of land in close contact! 3. Champs Paternals (Joseph in
Honolulu's intense interest in the world's se
ries baseball games is manifested bv the number
of "fans" who call the Star-Bulletin by tele
phone from 11 to 4 o'clock every day to et the
results. The first returns usually come about
11:30 o'clock, and this paper is glad to give the
Col. Sam Parker will not only give the office
of mayor some standing in Honolulu, but he will
end the laughter of visitors who are told that Joe
Fern is the chief executive of the city.
Every accusation of double-crossing between
the Fourth and Fifth districts brings nearer the
time when a direct primary law will be passed
and the convention system wiped out.
There won't be much of Bulgaria or Monte
negro left to fight over if all Europe takes a
hand in the war.
Link McCandk-ss evidently doesn't want to
Ik' hauled up before any committee investigating
Boston just now is the hub-bub of the universe.
It is sincerely to be hopt-d that the talk of Don't forget to register!
TONS OF PAPER TO
Award was made yesterday by the
Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Ltd., for sup
plying the largest quantity of "news"
ever contracted for in the newspaper
history of the islands.
The contract covered the quantity
Of paper demanded by the large cir
dilation of the Honolulu Star-Bulle
tin and the Semi-Weekly Star-Bulletin.
This amounts to more than a
! carload a month, or in dollars and
cents, over one thousand dollars a
manager. Under its terms the read
ers of the Star-Bulletin are assured
a high grade of paper in keeping with
the ideal standard of the newspaper
as a live news medium and leader of
month for paper alone to supply ! public thought for the common goon.
copies to the patrons of the evening
newspaper of Honolulu and Hawaii.
j The contract was secured by the
A strike will be called immediately
of all miners and smeltermen at Ely,
; American-Hawaiian Paper and Sup- New, unless the operators agree to
I ply Company, Ltd., George Guild j the demanded wage increase.
with the plantations have succeeded
at least partially. Being close to the
plantation, any spare time the home
steader may have can be utilized for
wages on the plantation. Thus, the
small farmer can develop his few
acres' part of the time, and earn mon
ey the rest of the time.
The writer of this article, in years
past, rode over tlie land whereon Ho
nolulu and Makaweli plantations now
are. Both these lands, specially in
the summer, were tenanted by dead
kekania and klu bushes, and the red
dust blowing where it listeth.
Had a thousand acres of this dry
land been given to a small farmer, he
could not have supported a family
od that amount it is even- doubtful
whether it would have supported, the
year round, one hundred billy goats.
It is not certain that any other sys
tem than the plantation one, had it
been pursued in that past , would have
developed these islands, both indus
trially and commercially, as has been
done under the past system. It is a
debatable question whether, had any
changes begun long ago, that we
should now be in as substantial a
place in development and capital as
we are today.
The Delegate himself, who brought
the complaints against the Governor,
acklowledged that he thought there is
something wrong in the land, but that
he cannot say what is wrong. It would
appear to an impartial critic, that he
should not have caused all the dis
turbance unless he had been ready to
put his finger on some one w rong.
This he failed to do.
The fact is that, perhaps, there has
been an unintentional use of words.
Ipstead of calling things "wrone."
would it not be tetter to say that
matters here are not exactly as we
would have them? But this is true of
nearlr every country. Indeed, far more
true in older countries tan here.
4. Verborgenheit Hugo Wolf
Ich grolle nicht .Schumann
Eleanor de Cisneros
;'. Barcarolle (Contes d'Hoflmann)
Eleanor de Cisneros and
6. The Danza Chadwick
Mother o Mine (Rudyard Kip-
linffl Prank V. Trtnra
Will o' the Wisp...Chas. E. Sprossj
Eleanor de Cisneros
V. Cantabile Caesar Cuii
8. Habanera (Carmen) Bizet!
Eleanor de Cisneros
9. Morning Oley Speaks
Boat Song Harriet Ware
Invictus Bruno Huhn
ADVANCE IN HILO
Activity of Oahu in small parcels,
the two last listed at an advance of
a quarter point, and the sale of a
block cf 130 shares of McBryde un
changed at .".50, constitute, in addi
tion to seine liveliness in bonds, the
features of today's stock sheet. Mc
Bryde and Onomea were the only
stocks dealt in at the session, Ono-
! mea selling down a quarter to f7 .ru
for ." shares.
Oahu sales reported were ", 10, 10
and 50 at 25.7.1, and 10 and 40 at 26.
Hawaiian Sugar was uncnangev: a:
41 for 10 shares. The Mutual Tele
phone gained a point in a sale of l."
shares at 26. Brewery was unchang
ed at 23.25 for 100 shares.
Honolulu Gas 6s sold at par in lots
of $t;oou and $2000. Hilo Extension
Ideally, it would be better to have a j 6s brought the former figure of 97
homogenous population, settled on. j tor $5000 and went to 97.25 for $3"i)i"i.
and owning their own lands, but that
it not the fact, because matters have
grown up differentlv.
The Inland Navigation Company of
I do not believe Seattle has awarded a contract to th
that any amount or foresight in the Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Corn-
past could have developed this coun- ' pany tor the blinding of a new stenni
trj in any wiy. very different from ' er for the Seattle-Tacoma run that will
the way in which it has been devel- ! he the fastest passenuc- steamer on
oned. , Piiget Sound and will cost $25o.0oo.
Will the present system continue? . She will be 225 feet long. 34 feet bam, I
So long as prosperity continues out of equipped with a four-c Under engine I
the present system, I doubt whether :.va water-tube toilers. S!ie will have
any important change will le mane, a carrying capacity of 15"u tons, and
However, no more Chinese can come Vth a speed of 2 knot: is exported
here, no more Japanese are coining; ' tc make the run between tnose cities
labor will become s in er. dividends in an hour and 15 minutes.
Bargain For Sale In
55,000 sq. feet in most desir
able location. Fine View.
Price is such that it makes the purchase an excellent investment.
For further particulars apply to
GUARDIAN TRUST CO., Ltd.
SECOND FLOOR, JUDO BUILDING
Tantalus $ 40.00
Klnau Street ; 50.00
Kahala Beach $5000 75X0
Nuuanu Avenue 80.00
PacifiCi Heights .100.00
College Hills ' 65;00
Anapuni Street 50.00
Kalihl Road ....35.00
Green Street 60.00
Walplo ... $12.00
Wilder Avenue $20X0 50.00
King Street 35X0
Kaimuki $20.00, $27.50, $30X0 40.00
Kailihl . 35X0
Ala Moana and Ena Road 50X0
Beretania Street $22X0 35.00
Green Street .",'40.00
Thurston Avenue ..... 40.00
Trent Trust 6;, W.::
Are being sold by us at re
markably low prices.
VIEIRA JEWELRY CO., LTD.,
The Popular Jewelers 113 Hotel Street
Why Pay More for No More
Or As Much for Not So Much
Lots In Kaimuki
Lot No. 65, Sec. A, 75x213 ..$375X0
Lot No. 134, Sec. B, 75x150 400.00
Lot No. 165; 10,360 sq. ft 350.00
Lots 16 and 17, Palolo Valley, 47,000 sq. ft $1100.00
n"' down; balance at $15 or more per month.
One-acre lots, Palolo Valley
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.,
CORNER FORT AND MERCHANT STREETS