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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, MONDAY.' JAN. 0. 1M3.
LETTERS ON TIMELY TOPICS
RILEY H. ALLEN
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Who mtiki x tuirl: tt.sc i,f the moiitrnt. is a tfc-
Hill of jti tnlriicc. iii'.
filVF THF MIPFRVKflP rnMTWTIVF
Tli' new beard of siiervisors is not an ajxjjre
gatioiiVif iik n with liorns and tails, it is not an
aggiVjration of totally depraved sinners. It is a
board of ( very -day citizens, and from it nothing
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Jl& , f i 1 1 1 1 no f r t w , n i.irtl,l I I will Kll 1 I n n I 1 in
citizens who handle public business iii a sincere
fffoli to make good on tin- public trust revised
jt i ih new city .fathers win succeed just in pro
portion to the practical assistance tTiat is given
them hy. the citizens of Honolulu and the practi-
cal,xonstrmtive criticism that is made of their
vims iKam, any iM-ani, .w in tan to pieasc
all of, the jieople all of the time. It will fail to
pjeaseall .f the people even part of the time un
less the inside aid the lxmrd.
' The outgoing supervisors were handicapied
in an attempt to give the best of administration
because often they could not fathom the wishes
of the public. ' There has been during most of
the last tw o years a spirit of apathy on the part
of inost: of the responsible voters of Honolulu to
ward the iucn their toteput in officcy, Ktroet-
corner criticism there was in plenty, but not the
kind of criticism that 'is given directly to the
Honolulu has ayakcned to the desirability of
close relations bet ween the public and the pub
lic's servants. The new board, this paper earn
estly hopes, w ill be giyjene.assistanc'e of the
public "in a pract ical ppcsonal way. There is
not a member of the board yho will not appre
ciate suggestions made in a spirit of helpfulness.
There is not a member5 who ilL'-have a kick
coming" if criticisms art? passed on the board by
men who know whereof they '.speak and ; speak
only after personal! trying to do their share
to warn remedying conditions. f J :
The new- superyisors avV;a'n aril and thank
less task in front of them; They have to please
an sons oi people ana meet, ail sorts or conai
t ions. 7 A little investigation of their difficulties,
;i little'first-hand knowledge of .their troubles on
the part of every; citizen; should bethe predeces
sor of criticism. -k "c v
. ADVERTISING AKD JBE FLQBAL FABADE
. ; Less than two months remain before the Flor
1 Panuje of 1913. The . aufcunoblle 'sect ion com
mittee is hard'at work trying to secure entries
To induce a lanre number of auto-owners to put
in ca r; the committee has decided to allow the
use of cards 'and small signs giving the names of
: entrants, even if an annroach'is made to aaver
tising matter. The Star-Bulletin is not In favor
. v A ' 4 1 S m f1 : MklI t3nAif a Iftnl inln
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the decision of the committee is correct if the
signs are restricttxl in size and, not allowed to
detract, front the beauty of the decorated car's
;lt has l)een increasingly difficult for the past
two or three years to secure entries in the auto
and if loaf sections. Apparently there are few
owners of machines who will enter the parade
for public-spirited purposes. There must be
' '-h - inlnntvnitif . fit .1 IlinMl 1 -Wilf 1 1 1 lltlhmi
rJiiirr iiiiiiiixiiit -iii ui c mwii inniiiui uuiun
The Floral Parade management faces the alter
natives of either refusing all advertising matter
ndj securing a pitifully small entry list, or al
lowing the use of names and advertising cards
and stimulating the entries. The community has
tm valid Tmtist if the committee has chosen the
- latter course, for the oxiorience of the past
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snows flie lonv 01 ueieiiuing on amo-owuers 10
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- Till T IW-I I MIU T Z I IIII"!!! It'll m I III III II
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undertaking. The committee has another Very
rood reason for making this decision, and that
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IS to give me siooTaiors a clearer mca 01 im
identities of the cars, a point that will be mud
DEFENSE FOR PROTECTIVE TARIFF
I'KOUKESSIVE. SCHOOL POLICY : i.ioi-f .Viml if tlsc n-n. failins l.y
, -!.t means, ami satisfied that .Mr. j
Editor Honolulu tar-Bulletin. M;isnn has teen very successful in'
Sir; I was more than surprised at titidins water tor a ienctl.ened time in,
the staJid taken by the Hilo Tribune New Zealand, and havint the iiir-J
on the roioscd betteruient3 of the t.-nity ()f making a triaf of his rower,
public school ryftera on the bit; isl- in this t rritory. wh re t! v know
State to send representatives to Washington. Ill and- and iimawl that Mr. Kinney, an underground nn-anis .,i-t. allowed.
. -II i editor, who should know and appro- prejudice or di! elief to stand in the
tilt Sacramento Hie IS ail article hy that papers Cjate t;.e value of education, rot only wa of makiriK a tral? No oi.e is to i
Yiisliiiirf,,n i-orrosnnlldent ill which the reason to his craft but to tho community as a ! hlamod for disbelieving, but mud-i
house wavs and means eommif (', urges the
for Needham's argument is set forth:
Needham says he does not know what plan the
Californians interested in the tariff will follow. It
has been suggested that they pay no attention to the
hearings next month before the ways and means
comir.itee. as the hearings are limited as to time, but
Needham advises against that course.
Needham says that might be construed as indiffer
ence. The plan suggested contemplated full pre3en
tftion of California's interest in the tariff before the
senate finance committee, but it may not be followed,
In view of Needham's advice. He says tat extended
hearings are not. necessary, but that a few speakers
night appear and let briefs be filed by anybody con
cerned. Needham sajB he hopes that California products
will not suffer under the Democratic plan of cutting
the duties to a revenne basis. He says he will
wctch with interest the course of his successor,
Church, in the next Congress.
Members of Congress are speculating somewhat
about Church, who has been quoted as saying
he would bolt the DemocraUc caucus if a bill is pro- "
posed that reduces the duty on any California prod
ucts. California congressmen say Church will have a
brd time if he follows that course. Representative
Raker says that he does not know about Church, but
that he (Raker) has no intention of bolting the Dem
Raker says he told his constituents that when tar
iff revision came California products wbuld have to
take their chances with everything else; that the
Democratic party did not propose free trade, but rea
whole, which, as this same education throwing is inexcusable
; spreads, increases his !ine of work and Mr. Lanisnn may Ite near it -hen
usefulness, should be the one to plac he states that wate:f nsders have a
a stumbling block in the path or at- "pose" for wa'er. w:;ci l wks like .in
tfrapt to erect a barrier ac ross tae admission that thev mav have a jon-:e
line of progression. Such 01 position that ether p.-op.- have, not sot. he will j
t.-i educational advancement is, to bo i surely admit taat there are senses not
expected from those who cannot tee yet fuliv explained. for instance, ihe
where a rettirn is made for the motit y ; migratory instinct in certain land
invested in schoolhousos and in-1 birds, and the sense that guides tli' in.
structors. Opposition and grumbling in tiieir flight over thousands of miles';
over expenditures of public money for 'of trackless ocean, or that brings the!
THE. LIGHT SO SHINING
school purposes may be looked for
from men of the stamp and caliber of
a supervisor of an eastern city of
about the Rixth class, who objected to
the city spending money for a number
of gondolas for the lake in the public
park; but was in favor of purchasing
a pair of them and let nature take its
course, and in time thev would have
albatross, at the proper season, after
rn ire lii;g the globe, back to its nest
on the 'onely islet in mid-ocean.
.Mr. Iirrison would do well to read
and ponder over the last few lines of
your quotation from the New Zealand
Herald given in your issue of the 26th
Having been away from the islands!
all the gondolas they could take care (for some years, I was not aware that
Jlr, C. F. Jewell of this city returns from a
mainland triji with the declaration that Hono
lulu's principal business -thoroughfare is hetter
lighted than that of any city he saw with the
exception of San Francisco.
That is a good reputation for Honolulu to
have, and there is no reason why one street
should retain all the glory. Bishop street ought
to be as well lighted as Fort, and Hotel street,
certainly the most-used thoroughfare of he,eity
after 7 o'clock In the evening, must not be over
; A brightly-lit city is a positive asset. A com
bination of low-cost gas and fine service by the
lunicipal electric plant, a combination ''al
ready partly realized and easy of comparative
perfection,- will illuminate the entire city in an
of and feed. It is from men of that
condensed form of comprehension that
wc expect a wet blanket thrown on
propositions of advancement along
educational channels, but not from the
Editor Kinney class.
Teaching a country school is not
an ideal occupation at any time, and
much less on the island of Hawaii.
One of the outstanding and most glar
ing defects of the American school
system is the Inadequacy of salary
and accommodation for the rural
school teacher. And this condition
obtains on the mainland as well as in
A neighborhood without a school is
lacking in a very essential moral and
social influence for those who will
shortly take our places and keep this
old world on an even keel. The fact
that large educational institutions are
located in some other part of the state
or territory to be' taken advanage of
by the young should in no degree less
en the question of the rural school's
influence to the limit.
the I'nited States geological survey
had been taking an interest in the
a?er supply of the territory to the
extent of assisting in finding hidden
streams, and if its representatives
nc re care 10 visit ianai ana ttuay me
topographical and geological condi
tions, in their relation to underground
water, they will be accorded every
courtesy, and given every facility to
ciear these matters up, and the Lanai
Co. will find the water just as useful
whether it U found by any particular
"nose" or by scientific investigation.
In the meantime Mr. Mason's sys-
j ttm will be given a fair trial
Wc make a specialty of cor
respondence papers ot xtra qual
ity and in fashionable shapes and
Newest novelties lor ladies and
Copper plate and steel die
WICHMAN 8c CO.,
I Dec. 29th, 1912.
G. C. MUNRO.
Manager Lanai Co.
PROGRESS IN TWO YEARS
To the credit of the outgoing board of super
visors stands a great deal of good work whose
value is not realized until it is summed up at the
end of two years.
The motorizing of the fire department is a
praiseworthy act accomplished by this Ixmrd.
When the supervisors came into office two years
ago Honolulu was protected from fire by a de
partment equipped with horse-drawn apparatus
largely useless for long runs and steep grades.
Today the department is well on the way toward
Another good piece of work is the placing of
the electric light plant on a thoroughly equipped
basis and the extension of lighting facilities.
There are now comparatively few districts ask
ing for lights.
The board has erred, as is human, but in spite
of ill-timed and unnecessary political squabbles,
it has managed to do a good deal of real work,
and for its meritorious deeds it well deserves
Koosevelt and Taft, it is announced, were un
der the same roof at the funeral of Whitelaw
Keid. They have leeu in the same box since last
Presumablv the Tobacco Trust will tell the
Pujo committee how so much good American
money goes up in smoke every year.
(Continued from Page 1)
W. S. BOWEN, accompanied by Mrs.
For this reason it is easy to fall in-1 1,,lWen returned last night irom a
in the KairaukI, Manoa, Nuuanu and
Kalihi districts at least once a week.
Electric Light Department.
This has had its equipment in
creased at an expenditure of $18,000.
We have Installed 600 lights In the
last two years And are in a oosltlon
to install approximately 350 more. The suffragettes marching to A1--Total
lights in city today is 1700 bany to bear a secret message to Got
installed in the city. Kalmukl, Dia- erhof-elect Sulxer reached Hudson l
mond Head. KapiolanI Park and Pa- ter a "lorcedji march"1., through 4 the
cific Heights. darkness in a blinding snowstorm. ;
The tire department efficiency Is
increased by the additions of five s
motor-driven trucks, costing 'approxi
mately $28,000; Lose, etc $8500; fire
station, Kalmukl. $3500. 'Today the
districts of Kalihi. Nuuanu, Pacific
Heights, Jlanoa -and" ' Kalmukl are
protected by motor-driven equipment
Enrico Caruso distributed Christmas
money to the sum of $1450 among the
members of the orchestra, chorus, bal
let and stage hands of the Metropolis '
tan opera house.
to sympathy with an idea advanced by
Dr. Philander P. Claxton, national
commissioner of education, before the
fortieth annual session- of the Massa
chusetts state grange of the Order of
week's, vacation at the Peninsula
Mil. AND MRS. RICHARD I VERS j
are here from Honolu.u visiting Mr.!
and Mrs. William G. Irwin. Mrs.;
Ivers, a stately blonde, is considered
Patrons of Husbandry, recently held ! one of the handsomest women in Ho-
In Springfield. Mass. TJr. Claxton pro- no,uluran.r t'f&meT'
poses giving to every district school ! F- w- RANDOLPH, noted college
teacher, for his use while acting in a'hlete and now prominent in the mov
that capacity, a farm of several acres inS Picture world, arrived on tne
and a home, in addition to his salary. Sierra this morning to take charge as
This, as Dr. Claxton' views it, would ! oirector of tne Universal Film com-
not only be helpful to the teacher ma- P-uy artists here. Mr. uanaoipn win
terlally, but it would encourage his I direct , the company whose opeartions
Interest in agriculture and lead him. in Honolulu's streets and suburbs has
naturally, to interest his pupils In the
subject of farming: ;t
I am of the opinion that Dr. Clax
ton's idea would be most applicable to
Hawaii, as the soil of Hawaii is the
life of the territory.
If I had my way,. I would have a
school house on every corner and one
in between, and the teachers should
have the best there was in the land to
make them comfortable.
The world has witnessed many
strikes of the different trades and pro
fessions, ami it canfce truthfully said
that, settled or not settled, strikes
have cut but little importance in the
life of the world, but can Mr. Kinney
conjure up a mental blue print of the
result of a strike of school-teachers?
RET. MB MASON'S FEATS
teen a feature of the last few weeks.
BERTRAM VON DAMM, insurance
manager for H. Hackfeld & Company
of Honolulu, ia a San Francisco vis
itor thi3 week, accompanied by his
wife. The Hackfeld firm is the larg
est mercantile house operating in the
Hawaiian territory and its insurance
business is growing larger each year,
the Insurance companies represented
being some of the best known in the
business. Mr. von Damra is a young
man, who has served his entire busi
ness career with the Honolulu firm
and his present Important position
has been won by consistent devotion
to his employers' interests. He has
many friends at San Francisco and
will doubtless find his time well and
pleasantly employed during his visit
lo the Pacific Coast metropolis. San
Francisco Underwriters' Report.
I read It in the Mar-Hullc tin.
must be so.
TV U A . "VTiTL
A few more young men to take ad
vantage of Y. M. C. A. night school
classes. High grade instruction.
Low cost. All practical subjects,
("lasses open tonight. 5431-lw.
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin,
Sir: In your issue of Dec. 26th you
published an interview with Mr. G. K.
Larrison, head of the United States
geological survey in this territory, in
which he states, referring to the visit
of the Rev. H. Mason, "that any man
who cliams by some peculiar instru
ment or feeling that he can find un
derground water 'is an unqualified
fake", and it is given as his opinion
that such men are menace to the com
munity in .which they operate. Mr.
Larrison is wrong in this, as Mr. Ma
son is no fake, and is a decided bless
ing to the community where he lives,
and if his- faculty for finding water is
as successful here as It has been in
New Zealand, it would be worth a
great deal to this territory if he could
be induced to make a lengthened stay
Now Mr. Larrison, if he really
wishes to know the truth, can com
municate with the New Zealand de
partment of agriculture or tourist de
partment, or, perhaps better, to the
Hon. W. F. Massev, premier of the
Dominion of New Zealand, and if he Large, airy rooms; electric light; low
does not learn something more than , rent. Territory House, ."46 S. King,
he now knows about waterfinding, he j f436-lm.
will at least be assured that Mr. Ma-;
son is not a faker.
HOUSES FOR RENT
Kahala . Beach .7
Nuuanu Ave. . .
Unfanifahe4i' ' V
AVilder Ave. ... i . .V. . .$35.00
Kalmukl . . . . $30.00
Ala Moana , and Ena Road '
'....,..'..$40.00. $22.50, $30.0$
Pawaa Lane . . ... . ; ; ;;;:$lg.0r
Puunui 'Ave. ..$30.00
Beretania St. . . . .$18.00, $20.00
King Street .......... . .'. $30.00
Freeland nace ' . ; . . . ... $ 17.50
.;. LunaliJo' Street ... . ....$45.00
TRENT TRUST CO., LTD.
To buy acreage, any part of city or
outside. P. O. box 6" k"j339-6m.
Refined, highly respectabie German
woman, experienced lady's maid
and children's nurse, wishes posi
tion. with fine family. Address M.
C this office. f436-3t.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
St er ling Si 1 r
Will Last a Lifetime.
See Our New Patterns.
Vieira Jewelry Co , Ltd.
The Popular Jewelers,
113 Hotel Street
As to the absurdity of the business-;
Turkcv has bmi officially warned Jv the
Powers. After awhile the Allies will he allowed
to firht airain.
men here using this' means of trying Lots in Punahou District, easy terms,
to find water, would it not be much ' Address P. (). P.ox fir,. kri339-6m.
If Hawaii will take a lessou from some of the
mainland states, the sugar men and businessmen
"Jvenerallv of this community will 1m very much
alive to the importance of having personal and
active presentation in Washington for the
hearings on the sugar tariff.
IJepreseutativt Xi'edham of California, who
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18 lODKIUg mm
Tin new Democratic suiervisors seem to he
stalling a polio v of revision of the Republicans C0LLEGE HILLS-2 flinif,p residence lots i3..ii sq. ft. each $1250
1 " 1 " nr.FiN VIEW Mlom hn,r uiMi -ill t-r, n von en res . SR500
idoWIlWards. ww. Rnniraln- mepllrn! view . $7000
WILHELMINA RISE .".-room Hungalow $3000
.... . . ... . ... ' KAIMUKI Modern 4-room house, large grounds $4500
We hope the city administration will not con-i waikiki Choice building lot. 72mo -f,. ft H750
si rue the "sitoils of office" into "siMiilinir the of-, PAWAA Modern lU story house $4000
f. ., 1 Fine b,liI(linR Ior 12.rsi sq. ft $2000
f,r(- PUNAHOU 6 room house and cottage $6000
Now that Halkan styles are fashionable, mav
not the ladies substitute "Pasha!" for "Mercy!"
According to our friends the new supervisors.
story modern cottage $4500
Modern '.-room bungalow $4850
PA LA M A 3-bed room house and lo' $1750
PACIFIC HEIGHTS Choice home $8000
WAIALAE TRACT Several choice ots and acreage.
tion" with the scheduled hearings before the the axe is mightier than the pen.
GUARDIAN TRUST CO., Ltd..
8ECOND FLOOR, JUDD BUILDING
Henry Waterhcmse Trust Co.,
When You Ride Out To Vailuki
Take a glance to you- left, over the hills to the higher ele
vations of Kaimuki. Everybody in Honolulu will admit that
high ground is a favorits type of property for residential
purposes. All the "higher spots" in and around Honorutu
are today commanding the highest prices and in the years
to come their values w:il enhance much more rapidly than
properties on the lowjr levels. Ninety-five per cent of the
residence property of Honolulu does not command a moun
tain or ocean view infact, most of them are limited to the
house across the street.
We have in the Ne Ocean View Tract a few desirable
lots at from $500.00 ti $700.00 per lot; also the following
House and lots Puunui, near Country Club, lot 150x150; bar
gain price for quick sale; cash or instalments.
House, lot and furniture, Park Ave., Kaimuki $2700
House, lot and furniture, 6th Ave., Kaimuki $2700
1 Acre on 10th Ave, Kaimuki $ 600
1 lot, Claudine Ave $425
Lets 3 &. 4. Block 37. cor. 9th Ave. and Kaimuki $ 950
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.,
CORNER FORT AND MERCHANT STREETS