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nOKOLTTLtJ STAH-nULLETIX, TtTKSDAV, DEC. 17, 1912;
LETTERS ON TIMELY TOPICS
RILEY H. ALLEN
SOLDIL'It OX BEII.tLK OF THE'
Tuesday ii;n;.MHi;K 17, VM'J
Ttt hare Imn an immiarant from the Missouri
ID the Columbia fax ru ejK rlmcc. o a hah
iiuth'uu f ixe f.s com jtarahh . It rotifers' a title of
intcrican nobility. Ites'nlc trhieh the coronets of
kumv EumjH'uu tlnl.es are tatril rif.W '. I. Ly
BAR ASSOCIATION POLITICS
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r -mi -Bill u ! r i i wi'iivviitii in i u il'i r & w wf ti i iiiii
I 11 111 III 1 H j nril III 111 Iflll ri-w llll Mill
Tfyesterdav over the imlorseiiM nls of various can-
ilidatex for office here shows qtiitc eonclusively
that polities is playing a part hi the association.
pen '-though the meinlers 1o not wish it. Tn
fortunate indeed is the situation when the dis
trict; nttomev's office is dealt, with as a political
pob, ret the Har Ass(M iation itself yesterday set
line m uemarcaiion oetw.cvn tne judgesnips
iiid, the federal attorneyship, Vailing one side
jxditlcal and the other one non-iolitical. It oe
tUA to the lay mind-to wonder whv, if the
judges ii'present non-partisanship, such weight
jis given the statement that the .South Carolina
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ber of the Hawaiian circuit bench, and why the
fight for Judge Edings is led by his fellow party-
U1V.U1 CI, -
Indet'd,'the.discussMm..'of political affiliation
seems to outweigh that of iersonal qualifica
t ions. Tlic bar association nevertheless has" rec
ognized; merit oil the bench f)V indorsements pt
four judges for reappoiuhiient. . :
. The Opposition to Judge 'Kingsbury appears
t o Lave been coming to a head for a lougft ime.
Koine weeks ago attorneys began discussing the
(liiestioii of a successor for .the Maui man.' It
has been urged agains Judge Kingsbury that
he riouts" junes;ahd .'a ttori(ys alike. varid Jiandles
cases'-witli ' little- regard for the feeling of the
I earned counsel in- tbe casev. Vitlial it" may be
well to remember, in this day wheii the delays)
the wearisome twhnicalities'otthelaw, aie sub
jected to so inucH rtUJcisiujCthat Judg? Kings'
bury has again and again lifted his voice in ad
vocaey of--common-sense dealing with court
cases and that he has declined to be" bound by
what, he . considers merely trivial : arid outworn
customs.i' lie has howu backbone and inde
pendeface; at least.- ;' ? j -; .
EXPERIENCE WITH THE RECALL
: The Xew Orlcaus tTimepempcrat points out
a flaw in Shrevepbrt's comuiissioh( government
that illustrates the very daugerjlonohilu should
avoid in dealing with the recallthat of making
the recall tmisy, so that the city is kept in a
constant turmoil of elections. Tile Times-Democrat
says : " , '
' Seattle, has made itself r very conspicuous lately in 4
the matter of he recall, removing a number of offi
cials, Includiug the mayor, and to its excesses and
those of some other, cities in the matter is due to a
' large extent the reaction that has latterly set in
against that eminently democratic measure, the re
. call, and. the defeat in "Tuesday's electipn of the
Louisiana recall amendment. No. 19.
. The casdof Shrcveport has helped to intensify
tl at prejudice. Its people have be?n twice asked,
within, two years of the adoption of its commission
Kovercinent. to vote at recall elections and to re
move four of its five comuissioners. In the light of
' this experience, Iiouisiana voters viewed the recall
' as demoralizing" and dangerous, and overlooked the
fact that it is an absolute necessity to a commission
. charter, which gives the commissioners almost auto-
cratfc powers. In such cases it is the only protec
tion of the people against official tyranny, a warn- .
Ing to the commissioners that if they go too far, if
Jthey are arbitrary, if they neglect in any way the
, -demands of the people, or if they fail to perform
their duties efficiently, they can be promptly re
? moved like any other incapable servant. But the
- Louisiana voters cculd not see this. They saw only
the expense, worry' and vexation of many elections
and voted the, recall down: This was doire by the
parishes as Weil as by the city.
'.; As a matter of fact, the question js entirely a dif
ferent one for th state and the t-ity. The recall is
not nearly as important for state or parish officials,
. whereas it is essential' to a uccessful commission
: government. Very few states have made the recall
a part of their constitutions, but this provision is
written 'into all the commission charters. When,
- therefore, Shreveport was granted a commission
charter a recall provision was properly inserted
; therein. It Vas unfortunately too broad and liberal,
; requiring too few signatures to a recall petition, and
' thus necessitating too many recall elections. When.
" therefore, it came to the adoption of a commission
. charter for New. Orleans, -the ring legislators suc
ceeded in eliminating ' any special recall provision
.' from It, and provided instead a section which de
- claredthat the city would be bound by any recall
:-o legislation" the 6tate might' adopt, and that the com
: missioners "might 1e recalled under' the same terms
y; and conditions as a state ox. parish official, but when
. It . finally came to preparing the recall amendment,
;- the city fought it savagely, and succeeded in, sur
' rounding it with so many conditions and limitations
that it was not likely we would see one recall elec
- tion in a generation. .
..'Having thus so weakened the amendment that it
was of little or no use or value, the leaders then stt
to work to finally repudiate it altogether and
JAPAN'S NEW CABINET
Fort Ruger. II. T..
Dec. i:, 1?1J.
Editor Honolulu Star-Bullain,
(Hoping this letter will find space
correspondence from the governor's
party on beard the Thetis. To my
certain knowledge, this is the first
time the Z-Ray has been used in news
paper communication, though scien
tists have for some years been bring
ing it into a state of perfection.
. A word about the Z-Ray from a
m your paper. I
Sir:We-. the men of Fort Ruger. 1 scientist may not be amiss, as there
Japan's la w cabinet, announced todav from are in sympathy with our comrades at s considerable doubt in the layman
Fort Shafter. Several of our men uiina on uns suojeci. me --naj w
were nresenb at the masstneetine I discovered by Dr. L. E. Arned, Phd..
the gnat problems that came, to a crisis in the when Mr. Home made his assertion
restgnation of Saionji. The ministry combines Tn b7r. ATthe UmJl
sterling ability with exiM'iicnce. It is note
wortliy that many of the men who have contrib
ute! to the progress of the Empire .during the about, -and he certainly didn't know.
past decade are asked to join with Katsura in', am a soldier and am proud of the
1 . . fact- i have met hundreds of men in
wrestling with the questions of home ami for- the service of our country from coast
L.n.. F.R.G.S. and W.XY.V.Z.. early
in the year 139, while experimenting
with the X-Ray. The Z-Ray is at the
remark little thought. 1 took it as an J extreme end of the chromatic scale.
ignorant remark, coming from a mac
that didn't know what be was talking
to coast, many more stationed on this
f'Hrii 1Ukll milt- ittowuitifr iiiwiti itktknti
c. r.,..., ,.in, tvlnfu. ii.wt beautiful ialand. Rnd ,ssinir throusrh
is significance in the reapjM)intment of Admiral on their way to and from the Philip
llarou Sai.,, as H.inistcT f the uay.v. a rtfoIio' .i..T". hive
he has held since UJOO. Janan's naval oolicv. heard of a ; single case of a soldier be-
-' , . ,
aggressive, determined and modern, will be un
ing accused of preying- upon young
girls. 1 know the statement made by
Mr. Home to be untrue. He, as well
as many others of the city of Hono
lulu, have a mistaken idea of a sol
dier. In some eyes they are no longer
human when they-put on the khaki
uniform, but you do not know the soldier-boys.
1 am on my first enlist
ment and will say that the finest gen
tlemen, strongest characters, and the
most ideal personalities it has been
my pleasure to meet, have been men
in the uniform of the United States
I am personally acquainted with
many of your citizens and have 'al
ways been treated as a gentleman by
them. Tbcy are good Christian char
acters and know better than to make
a statement that would reflect on a
soldier. How much better it would be
if more of the people of Honolulu
would take time to become acquainted
with the men of our array, learn what
kind of a man the average soldier is,
and consider us human. Some of us
come from as good families as any in
Honolulu. All of us have those that
love us and most of us have sisters,
and how quickly we "would resent an
insult to them. . '
f . . . . . . .
Blue is given the credit or discredit of inauir-'rhiw and i win sav that the RotdierR
If President of the Board of Health Dr. Pratt
should have his official head lopped off by the leg
islature, thi3 island, at least, will not be the gainer
thereby. Dr. Pratt has by hJs frequent visits four
since last August set a good example to territorial
department heads, and jhe has ever taken an active
interest in Hawaii's needs. During his presidency of
the hoard of health we have made as good an advance'
i:i health matters as. we cbuld possibly expect to do,
and, in view of the success of past performances, we
may look upon the fulfillment of the promises for
the future with a far greater degree of assurance
than we can possibly entertain ; if a new man is
t, placed at the head of the department.
It is true that the banana campaign was a colos
sal blunder, but it should be remembered, in justice
to Dr. Pratt; that he was placed in a most unfortu
nate position at the time. Had he not given in to
. Dr. Blue, a most eminent sanitarian, and the hyster
ical "better-than-thou" crowd in Honolulu, he would
have been roasted Just as badly as he is now. He
would be damned .if he did, and he would be damned
if he didn't, and it seems hardly fair to carry, that
curse any further. Hilo 'Tribune. ,
The Ifilo Tribune's support of Dr. Pratt is
eminently correct, with the exception that Dr.
the banana-cutting campaign. As a
niatter of fact, Dr. Blue arrived from the Coast
some time after this campaign was undertaken!
are not responsible for' the rape and
seduction cases of Honolulu in any
way. No man, soldier or4 civilian,
will. approach anywoman or girl un
less she gives; him jJouragenient. A
soldier is . naturalljr lonesome. He
."Biin.Flinn,. the Pittsburg ban,, ,va points X .
to, in; the late cami)aiini bv the BulTMoosers as to come thousands, of miles away
on ,Vo,.J f t.o r-o t r,rr 1, o!l.l home; that you will have protec-
t"v:""i - "l "v "-K r" v "" tion in case of war. .:
ofJcoui-se by Col. Koosevelt, tofenlist under the! Have-you ever consic
i. ii J.....i::: of a soldier drinking!
considered the cause
a soldier drinking? wen, I win
J)aimer.:of benefi.Dce to all Aiany politicians, Surffi ml
Who had repented Of their evil wavs.' On this son: He is in a strahge land among
- 75 ' ' a strange people,' .. He meets with no
theory, CoJI?oosevclt saw no harm m accepting .encourageS-outside5; the 'military
iafgej campaign contributions from the Pitts- post tp lead a good life. Kvery place
. irii? '"' ' r 4j " -: the goes ladies pull aside their skirts
burger. !NoW "Bill" IS making up for lOSe eon-,and6turn. up their noses, men sneer
tributions. . - He lias become associated w ith a ana pass on. Avny not show some m-
, . , , . , . ' , terest in them? Give them a place to
firm of contractors notorious for their corrupt go t0r amusement besides the saloon?
pOWer in rennSVlVailia pOlltlCS. HJVlUentiy onow mem .w you are meir inauus
.., ; ' , . , - , - , - ahd trust them, and see what a change
"Bill" has to have some solace for the defeat of!Wln tflw, niape. Now u the time to
his high-minded leader.
act,! in the blessed. Christmas tide.
God said: "Love ye one another." Are
we Christians or heathen? Why not
do, unto others, as we would wish to
President AFadero of Mexico is comnlainiu" ao'unto otners. as we wouia wisn 10
l Itsiutui Jidut iu oi JiiXKO is toiiipiaimiij, be done oy7 Many 0f the boys never
because, he savs, the newspapers won't let him get drunk and quite a few never
rule his country peacefully. If it hadn't bwu f at alL 1 am amons that num"
for the newspapers that-helped stir up a revolll- Listen, friends, iere are a few ques
tion M-iiiiMi wiiii hi now be in the iail where tions Wy may answer: Who is it
tion, .MatKi-o voma now ot in im jau mrt. . that you.ippIy t0 in the name of char
Diaz clapped him, an unknown and inglorious ity: and are never refused? The sol-
little Mexk-au, ami Uiaz would have., the
"Iron Man" still. , Madero found the American soldier! Who is it that marches
uewspapers of -considerable use when he was try
lllg to enlist friends in the Unitetl Stated and and sneers for the pains? The sol-
; ! m n v it r i uteri -nuu la il nmt itavtb an nut
)btain crtnlit for rifles and ammunition for bis holds dear and goes out ready to die1
shabby outlaws from the West. ' for you? The soldier! Have you ever; Jf
measured in terms of light. It has
a vibration of 23,)iO.000.n0O,000 per
second, which gives it its remarkable
power of penetration. Unlike the
wireless or Hertzian wave, it travels
best in daytime. The Z-Ray can
circle the globe over a billion times
per minute. As a means of communi
cation, scientists regard it as un
excelled. The Z-Ray or "thought-wave," as I
have noticed your paper calls it, is a
wave of the fourth dimension, whose
coefficient is thus expressed:
xx plus 2y HH2 equals .0007111144.
Its principle is that of atmospheric
sound waves, just as the Hertzian
wave, but so strong are the waves
that there is no need for a head
phone, the operator receiving the mes
sage being able to lake it down di
rectly. The sound wave is also of
such frequency that it causes the
diaphragm to vibrate with a speed
greater than the naked eye can de
tect. By means of the oscillograph,
the sound may be photographed, which J
is exceedingly important. The beam
of light is refracted from a miunte
crystal prism at a known angle but
unknown traps, and by a clever elec
trical arrangement, may be made to.
form readily-discerning ideaographsj
oh a piece of mauve or lavender;
The Z-Ray gives great promise oi
revolutionizing wireless .communica
tion and. it is interesting to know
that here is the Hawaiian Islands,
where the common or garden variety
of wireless was first displayed, the
Z-Ray is to be developed.
Yours. si fos science and with con
"It it's from Wichman's
You know it's Good"
A store that lias sold high-class goods for a
quarter of a century is a good place to buy your
WICHMAN & CO.,
Rebel operaUons in Mexico of late habitants send out to them nineteen,
have as8umed.a dangerous stage. At young girls. The demand refused, the
one town they demanded that the in- rebels sacked the town. v.
I CHARLIE HOPKINS . Were ! that!
triangular piece of ground at Kapio
lani Park which was created by the
straightening of Makee road,'; only
filled in and a statue say of Psyche- I
..j iv..... - l ' (....tlfiil 4 '
erecieu lueieuu, nun ,,yci jr ucauuiui v
would be! ? "-y '- ' .f
MISS MARGARET ;SCOTT,of Hllo,
will be hostesa' ata ' dance ' forthc
younger set ,of ; this city on Thurs;
day next. v--.- '-'"
MR. AND MRS. C. C: KENNEDTi
of Hilo, who have been spending some
months on; the Coast, are expected
to return in the near future.
MANAGER JOHN SCOTT, of the
Wainaku plantation, who was taken
ill at a meeting of the Hilo Board of
Trade, is reported again in his usual
MISS TAYLOR, the supervising
principal of the Kau schools, spent
Saturday and Sunday in Hilo, on .her
way to Honolulu where he is the
guest of Mrs. McGrew.
(Continued from Page 1)
iwilh . vnn inn ' n train whn is
iiay be noted that one of our leading financiers,' fir8t to respond to a woman in dis
m hearing that a stock compauv is shortly- to. toss? e olJie5; oul? , teU y-
. - . of many things but I dare not in prist,
peu an engagement in a local theater, wanted but I will say your, people will have
to look elsewbere'for the cause of tpe
downfall of Hawaiian girls, and not
In a soldier camp, f
Hoping I offend )o one and I am
i one that stands ready at all times to
to know what the stock is selling at !
That which a former governor of South Car-
trouble such as has not been seen in
thought he is here for your personal , this country since the nianche and
safety? : Each one of you that reads) Apache rode the plams of Texas and
As evidence that this is a commercial age, it ; tbis article, take, tot thought along ,UKTdippirt;olimeIlt plan furnish.
ed many not tignts aunnK me legis
lative session of 1911. The Hawaii
delegation, sometimes helped by
Kauai, played considerable politics
with the reapportionment plan, which
was in the form of a concurrent reso
lution, for the simple reason that un
?er the proposed reapportionment,
Hawaii and Kauai would have the
delegations cut down and Oahu would
be considerably strengthened. Al
though required by law to make the
the Legislature did
Mip last nieht of the session
ivvhen everything was in an uproar, the
House reconsidered its action, voted
against the resolution and returned
il in the Senate. It was all part of
n political play at the time which has
little present significance, except as
it has deferred the fight until the Leg
islature of 1013.
diua said to the governor of North Carolina wield the lash on any man found gull
,.u, ii i I, , I , 'ty of such a crime, and 1- speak for
ears little resemblance to the remarks made by ' in Fort Ruecr when i say
he present governor of South Carolina to the that law should go into effect and be reapportionment. thLegisl
1 . . . I carried out. Hoping you will all read not do so. The House p
;ovemoiS of several other States. tnis ag lt s meant, ' Senate's concurrent resolu
Variety is also the spice of war. The world
vas getting tired of reading of continuous vic
ories of tin" Allies. The Turks have now
Housed soifie interest by their reported whip
dnir of the (irecian cruisei-s.
Honolulu Christmas Kvo celebratiou ran !
rausfirred to New Year's Eve simply by wish
ng. That's about the cheaiesi way of getting
done we know of.
1 am, respectfully yours.
Editor the Star-Bulletin.
Sir: let -me' congratulate your
paper upon its enterprise in calling
into use the remarkable Z-Ray in your
11 Vt 11 IHr
.Maui has. the leauties and the hospitality to
MANOA Residence Lot 22,500 sq. ft..... $2250
rk all the promotion work done for the Vallev PUANU0WMsq: feetHin the "m CJnZ ?L thC Va"ey " ' " "2222
OCEAN VIEW Modern Home with all convenience wdoo
t V . 1 t 1 II m-
sie. Il Will uc monev wen Smmii. anapuni ST. Modern Vz story house ouu
New Bungalow $4850
YOUNG ST. 'Residence lot, 12981 sq. ft $2,000
The Sublime. I'urte still seems -to be laboring PAWAA Modern 1'2 story house ...$4500
AULD LANE 3-Bedroom House and lot $1750
I.,.,. i.u .,,,4r., llU.iO.HI .....V .1 PAP.IPlr. HI'IflHTS Chnlra Unma $8000
erms to (ireeee
The fierre liht that beats around a throne
Hems to Ik following (iovernor Trear o Mid-wav.
COLLEGE STREET 3 Bedroom House and 2-Bedroom Cottafle
OCEAN VIEW Several choice lots, also acreage cheap
GUARDIAN TRUST CO., Ltd.,
8ECOND FLOOR, JUOD BUILDING
for the disposition of your property after you are 'dad and gone
ought to be prepared while you . are in the full 'vigor of Ufa and
competent to . think clearly and plan wisely. Trust Companies are
now recognized everywhere as the best custodians and executors
of wills and managers of estates. Let us help, you with your will.
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Most useful and t'omvthlng la'dfes usually -look for.k Larger -
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We ,can'show;you sone'of the most attractive patterns., r - f
v These r comprise.;' Pir Cushions, VYrlttng Pieces, Vanity yK
Cases, Sewing Pieces, Etc : ; V ' v; , , .-,
GOODS AND PRICES WILL BEAR COMPARISON. :
VIEIRA JEWELRY CO.,
; LIMITED - "
113 Hotel Street
UNLESS YOU RAISE YOUR OWN CHICKENS.
You old kamaainas. who have lived in Honolulu for years,
will remember the box of fresh eggs at Nolte's. This- box
of fresh eggs is from the Bellina ranch. Thrriy. minutes
from the center of the city, we have a few acres left aJ
joining the Bellina ranch, suitable In every way for rais
ing chickens. Surplus eggs are just like money in the bank.
A very small cash payment will pay for one of these acre
lota. If you are in doubt or if you are skeptical m regard
to the chicken-raising business in this locality, interview
Mr. Williamson of 6th Avenue. In addition to this, aero
property, we have tho following residence property;
We have prsperty far sale in this district as followt:
House and two lois, Palolo Hill ..$3500.00
House and two lots, Wilhelmina Rise $2500..00
House and lot. Park Ave.. Kaimuki $2600.00
House and lot. Sixth Ave., Kaimuki $2700.00
3 lots. cor. Kairr.uki a d Eighteenth Ave $145100
Claudine Ave. lots $ 400.00
Lot on Palolo Hillside .'...$ 550.00
1450 Kewalo St. $6000.00
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.,
CORNER FORT AND MERCHANT 8TREETS