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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, THURSDAY, .TAX. H.. 1913.
LETTtRS ON TIMELY TOPICS
RILEY H. ALLEN
I (The Star-IluHetin invites fit- :iiw
frank dicision m xhi- column on a!!
I legitimate subject.- of current .:;:-ie-t
! Communications are constant v n-c -
' to whic'i r.o i-inatiirf 1 att,u-h-.i
Ti- i a; -: treat as confidential
-:nat!;n o to Mtrs n tr.e writors so1
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I' lit cannot uve siwe
incus communications J
.iantaijy ;. v.nw
Thi l ili r nifitix in 1'lwli flint .sitffrrin'f.
-ill the liujn Hint llu n (if h i W . nr sin, II J mil nul
;itlf, Ktrumir y,f ,. . nmi i .r.v if friiii. Hut it
tllliis out to In sci in fi unit '. ami run,: h rfrit.
TIlC onhl lliini jiirj l:r. lnn;lit mi i In Limn
M.MiOA SCHOOL CONDITIONS
Tbe c nditions tL- M;:n ;i s liool nst i
tllte .! fIiKl;l ' to til" entire counimnit v.
Tin- lack of sanitary arnineinenis, over
I'lowdinj;, siMTonndins that end;inj:er i m 1 1 1 the
Ileal tli and tin morals of pupils as told in the
nWrf eolniiins of this paper today, havi broujjbt
Manoj fe.idi ns to tbe xint of revolt, and small
', wonder! If the complaints of resjxmsible resi
dent are true, the depart iik nt of p.iblie instruc
tion has alily shifted the blame first to tie- tejieb
cr of the seln ol ami then to the ioard of snier
visors. The teat her is blamed for allowing the
fcditol to Uruine overcrowded, the supervisors
fcriiol repairing the building.
; JAYUtle the department has transferred respon
sibility with eae and celerity, Manoa resideut.8
are unable to pw? that auytbiug has letn accom
plisheil in tUe way of improving conditions. The
ovenxrttHl teacher lias tried to rare for all the
pupils . and ya ii mult' the small building is
crowded iK'jTind all raisori. The city and county
iiplcars to have dene little or nothing toward
improving the physical -ond it ions that the pupils
have to eontend with. Of course, there has lieen
a political eampaigu oeeupyiiig attention for the
past few months, and such matters as the health
and morals oi school-children must take second
plaec forja while. Now, however, there is a new
l)oaid of snjx'rvisors and they are planning roads
and other ilriugs on an extensive and expensive
scaltv .' We mspeetfully sng6g5t that the ways
and means committee of the loard look into this
Mauoa sdioul matte r and appropriate a few del
lars to iTpaiitr and equip the building near by,
nowA unused except at niglt and then for pur
peses that, an? a, menace to the morals of the
Territorial action throughthe department of
public instruction's dependenron'too much red
tape and;1 too' much regulation. What. Manoa
school needs is action note!
work. And after ;
lisbed todav. th iv
enee of opinion.
perusal f 1 1 1
i ft i-1
MIK KOK IM I K NM M(KT I I .
THE FRENCH ELECTION
Kditor llonolrl'i S'.m i:-i!lctin.
Sir: .-: tiio;:t'i - ao. i l. n r: i -1 -
si:nei h rote a she:' i i tic i ' our
1 :'ior c niHi.i::;, tin- , : . t nt cot.tro-
t:at- wit'i a toicuii ;vv.c . ..r hi i
t! t-rc l ccn any deman.! 11; Kns:3!hl or
( i .fwhfio, for an -j cssio:i oi on: .n
ti iitioiu rcgi'rdir.? h' a:.'-s uc
I'lilinc elects a new JM'es'ulent tomorrow,
i (1 Franet
i tln t iili;l I :ivmltl V fifMs: flic !-! iii.r
tnp view tliat the wnoie controversy
. .1. ii r - .a. rpi. . '
c-rsy between t!
(Jreat Britain. !vardiiii: the at t of
iCongress giving fiee tolls throuth t;ie
j canal to American coasting vessels.
In that article, the writer expressed
I'ruted States ar.tl uu!d n;ake for the use o: our waur j
way. in short, tnerc w is n nt ! of
an treaty at all, and none show!.; has--!'
hi ratified. Our go e: nii'n' had
luecisely the same rich: to create th.
istrumian ranal that it now has to
construct one across Capo CoJ. Nevfr
tleless. we actuallv ratified the H.r.
the fortunate mail. 1 he coll- arose out of an error made by Mr
I Hav's revivin-' i'ip r'.ivinii-hnlwpr
'mental press of the past few weeks has devoted . tieaty, which, by common consent, has I''nrefwe treaty, and thus gratuitous.
. great deal of space to discussion of the elec-!,a,;8rd ,y nfn"-
1 It hope you will give space to t
which is takinir second nlace in interest following article from the pen of the
1 . . . J . I fl i- .. .
i anu aisuruiy iimiten our ngnu as
lesueets our own canal. There was no
t.uid iro quo of any sort; so that we
nlv to the Balkan-Turkish war.
j distinguished publicist. Dr. Albert au' I10t under obligation to Kngland i
Shaw, expressing substantially the
, ..I! 'same view as set forth in the writer's
l-i. nice has no great public question as an is- brief artic.e to the star.I5lllIetin. The
111 in this ( leetioll, the nearest appnmcll to a lia- interference by any nation as to jvhat
'the United States government shall do
iolial V international problem Iwillg the qties- with the canal, through its own terri
, .- , , , . e 4i tory, built by its own money, would
son of electoral -reform, and most of the promi- 5e interference in its domestic con-
ent candidates are committed to reform in sme'cerns- and a limitation n ita complete
sovereignty. It is to be hoped, if a
"gi' in the absence of an overwhelming is-(fair construction of the Hay-Pauncc-
tl.is matter. Hut we are under eerv
sort of oblig-ition to ourselves. We
nrst act with frankness and honor.
Xo improper treaty can stand, if one
of he parties to it gives open and fair
notice of it? desire and intention to
vrthdraw. Thus the Japanese com
mercial treaties were perpetual, on
their face; but there was no real obli
ge t ion involved in them, and Japan
was justified in aserting her full rig'irs
ot sovereignty over her own tariff and
. :fote treaty limits this power and this V' - ' , '
ne of statecraft or tin die no lev. the canmanm Sm.0r0i.n,v f.a o,i J'JicIal systems, and in abroatmt
Many dianit. nds !iae l;eeii bi thru neglect
to have worn out Minings repairtl.
Our juices fur resetting mid remounting are
quite moderate and the workmanship the Ust
WICHMAN & CO.,
the people of the United i'tates will
UAUAIi ' NEEDED ; ON THE FIGHTING LINE
, Kpnblican members of-the senate finance
.coixunittc repljin; to anxious inquiries from
mannfaeturers hll over the country, make it
quite plain that the party representatives in Con
gress expect a big eut in various tariff sched
ules and are quite prepare to have a. number of
articles' now heavily protected put on the free
list; iv - , . . i '
."'..'It is significant, however, that even the most
pessimistic of the Kepublican senators do-jiot
expect the 'suar tariff tot be greatly reduced.
Enough southern senators, it is claimed, will
vote against free sugar or anything approaching
free sugar, to defeat the House bill, and the rev
suiting fight will probably mean no great slash
in the present rates.
" And yet, though the Kepublican senators are
rathier optimistic on the sugar schedule, the
sugar state's are sending prominent men to
'Washington to battle for the defense of their
prosperous industry. Meanwhile, Hawaii is do
ing practically nothing. The situation here is
not one that can be viewed with much confi
dence. There is too little activity on the fight-Ing-Iine
and too much reliance on fate.
WASTING MONEY ON POOR WHARVES
f,w..l .,t.u .t..,!ii;t;. TIw. may eliminate such an idea. A treaty
LI. I.JIil. I. 1.111. V.. U M.l. .Vil.........,.,. M. .1 , eUJ f limi,
... r , . a'jai.c"l not, in years to come, admit any
icnchman. With his delight in a well-tliriied "on of a nations sovereignty. and ,;niitation upon tne sovereignty thev
wiitf.t(... ..i. f.uirrnn -i L-i n r ,1, m i-i ,.f ..rio t i, m ' "tL 'T against tJ1.e , mt' e.trcise over the Panama Canal. Rut
sentence, an epigram, a striking t liaidcterization, csts of the nation, may, ir no friendly rongress ought not to enact a w that
PCHM, touch Of Wit, a biting satire, is weighing' SHhisis ? welcogni'e'd" a ty without first dec.ar-
uuuaieu. 1 is a wen iecogmeu niq; its purpose either to denounce the
the candidates on the scales of persoiialitV. TllUS, princi',,e between nations, and has tuaty or to secure its abrogation . A!r.
. .. , , been acted upon many times in the Tc ft to be sure na8 beld thai the law
.1. l allieres, the present executive, is looked past. , i consistent with the treaty, hut
M. M. SCOTT. tliere is argumentative ground for lt
pon as a "dull peasant who will be happier with
u'k grajes than with his cabinet." Deschanel,
, British view, set forth by Sir Edw
The first and also the second Hay- rrpv
TQl 1 n rnftt cs t ro n t i ro ennfainnd ct iotilo.
the exquisite", is the idol of the boulevanlie,!? quite preposterous. We " Thy aw reacted to An er
'ihad already proceeded very far with br"tes is ny law resinciea 10 Amen
iui is 1101 X)j)Uiar Willi me masses. Uiemenceau,' our plans for constructing a canal 7' ;r u V, of the enlisted men of our navy. I have
r sela pay tolls in going through the'
I ery likely IKWSlblllty, WOUld -"bring OII War so-called Clavton-Rnlwer treaty of Panama Canal, must always be a pure-
POSTMASTER PRATT We have
received circulars from the postofficc
department containing valuable infor
mation on the parcel post system and
will be glad to distribute them io peo
ple who will call at the parcel post
division of the office here, which Is on
ELMER M. CHEATHAM As one
who has at all times taken a great
pride in the appearance and personnel
been thoroughly disgusted to see dally
fkice the transports, arrived motley
gang of undersized and ignorant look
ing Filipinos wearing the uniform
about the streets. It may be they are
only ires8 boy? and" such, as a rule,
though I did see one in the uniform
of a chief musician. I sincerely hope
that the change in Washington trill
mean an end to such enlistments, -
The coolness of th musicians who
played in the dining room of a Seattle
V .1 ...VII.. tU. .. . . . .
iiuirk nuiiH 1 1 1 n 1 1 M 11 11 wni .inipr -wtm
- - - - - - ii . . .. . V. rv i
smoke from a lire started by a Christ
mas tr. lrpnf thA Piicnta frnm huwm.
ins i panlc-etricken and : saved ' many
uvea.- : , v v ; v ;
vith a sarcasm.
ly domestic question for the United
l:i...4 ...til. - i ISriO Thnf trntv ViaH novr pnno lntr
v,imi- niuui, viiu a i iM-oru oi 1:7 1 " ' ". ;T.. Sh tes to settle without Euroman in-
. i .i . , , eiieei, auu nau oeen regarue'i uy an . ' , , . ,
oi ty years in public life, ''knows what to do American authorities for more than a Inference. The people of the I nitcl
with his legs while addressing an audienrif mETa7i
. . . . . the historical sense. Nor had there mcie a ire-nj inai couiu uae a iuwe i (
l)UlK)St IS a man of extraominarv courage such' bjeen any attempt on the part of Great E-'gland to make an attack uron a rie-,
ourage that he clung to side-whiskers even after'; rltfin t0 ing that lapsed and tTTnTTX Z !
, , , t, , ' ? . , ftinct convention into force. The Brit- OLi ,aw aoes not agree wiui , r...
-edau I Kaymond IOincare, now the premier ish government had not questioned our treaty, we are under obligation to our-
m.r .VKunl.Hl as pp the ,st ,.r,,.,al,.,. 'J,---SIXr..
hoice Of the national assembly, IS a social leader a government, require either in Nica law or io change the treaty. The oTP-1
md a man. of brains and force, but the Fppncli-t"uor,0? lhe lsthmuA3 J-11 I'TtL tliin rtwrwJSto
z .... . . 'remained for a new American secre- rot remit tne tons or our coastwise
mil condemn him for "arriving" With too great tary of state, as a matter of personal vessels we are at liberty to pay an
i-aidditv He has mi remind too nuicklv TIip' initiative, to revive the old Clayton-, equivalent amount in the form of a
.jpiuin lit uas SUCteetietl too quitMy. I lit Bulwer treaty and project it across the tnbsidy. Since this is obviously true,
national habit of satire Without respect of per- path of our legislative program as re-'tp respects our vessels engaged in
son, has hurt every candidate so far mentioned. ects the anal- fh,ad negotiated fcr.ei f.tnt'Lonrhdim
: for a canalzone la. Mcaragua, aadj ofssting business it Is somewnnt a'ni-
let that Will not impair the loyalty of the nation .were completing the passage of the cult to understand why England
to its chosen leader Hepburn bill authorizing the construe-; stould deem it desirable to take up
I linn of a rana.1. All thta was miner fnr- thf rmpstion at all.
llie St liate ana tlie CliamOer oi deputies Sit to-( ward with England's hearty good wish-
gether as the national assembly at the old pal- f?and th.f ful1 uder8tadins
B J " ; that no obstruction would come from
ace of ersailles tomorrow to elect the president, any European souurces, when there
There are a dozen possibilities, and vet with all uddenly appeared the first Hay.
1 i j . Pauncefote treaty, every line of which
the personal element in vol veil, the elect ion has was written by our own representative,
tint half tlio vision t intnrout -owin;,ii . T"is treaty assumed that we could not
I I construct this gcvernntent work upon
election in the United States.
HOUSES FOR RENT
Kahala Beach . . . . $
Pacific Heights ..
Palolo Valley Road
Wtlpio v ..$1100
Pawaa Lane ..-.........$18.00
Ala Moana and Ena Road
Wilder Ave. , ;. . ..$33.00'
' Bcrctanla St; . . . .$18.00,- $20.00 't
King Street ......$20.00, $270
Kaiihi .h. , t . , v. . . ;V.$i3,ev
iAinaillo Street t . T. ... X . $50.60 'I i
i Vancouver Highway $32.50
I'alolo Valley Road ...,.$ 15.00
Kalxnukl ; . . . i vi. 6 , i it: 30.00
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
Sir: "Kaimuki is comparatively re
mote from the city. too remote for a
home for the aged!"
Forsooth, Mr. Editor. Tut, tut. 1
fear you have made a tactical mis
take. nid von ever have some irascible
person give your pet dog a rousing,
enthusiastic kick? j
"The Thomas square location will ,
give the necessary peace and quiet
without unnecessary seclusion."
"Seclusion t" Ye gods. Mr. Editor,
and little fishes! If you flaunt this
our own soil without England's con
sent, and that we ought not to ask
Mich ennspnt. nnlpss w should rp-
The Chamber of Commerce yesterday after-.nounce every special benefit and ad-
uoon acted wisely and appropriately in passing vntafe ,iD the ,use of th4ex. canal- and
r 1 1 tt should also confer upon the maritime
a '.resolution urging official recognition by the powers of Europe its full political and
United States of the Chinese republic. As the! "Uw control.
1 j Lord Pauncefote declared privately,
Star-Bulletin pointed OUt editorially vesterdav,' before his death, that neither he nor
the republic has attained substantiality to an e!v fnT'ch'daims.'a "uf-fthS
tent that demands recognition from the stand- entire instrument was a voluntary of
polnte of precedent and w diplomacy; and the g ZtlLt
mere,suspieion that a powerful irroun of hankers, that truth is stranger than fiction, and
i Imlflin.r h-n-L- tint rtwn.mit imi vlmiilil 1m vnff? tnat in statesmanship the most absurd of Honolulu's most progressive and
IS UOItling back tnat recognition MlOUKl Ih Mlfll-;tMngs we sometlmes the hardest to de-'promising section, must beg leave to
Cient to call tor action ly the commercial bodies feat. The senate supposed that Mr. Hay iterate our contention that no section
(if America. Welicme the Merchants' Associa-! .w" f!ad.lnaJmerformaMt.J:-and of ,can surpa.S8Z!.f indeed
- I n ii iii.ii nt-f.iiiii in mill a iiimim ill Mr m
red rae any more, we cannot guaran
tee to keep that bull tied outside any
Far be it from us to do anything to
discomfort those dwelling in the
gloaming, but we, as loyal burghers
tion will pass a similar resolution.
Up in the Northwest they are having an elim
ination contest for candidates for the interior
portfolio. The northwest has three candidates.
They got together, talked it over, and two de
cided to support the third. Now if l. J. Waller,
L. L. McCandless and other aspirants for the
governorship should get together,,maybe the en
tries would dwindle to one. Mavbe!
ours for tny purpose.
politeness to abrogate the Clayton j The Kaimuki site for the King's
Dulwer treaty in writing, although I Daughters' home is on the Waia'.ae
American presidents and secretaries of rar ine and Kaimuki's "remoteness"
state had repeatedly declared that no!an(1 "secludedness" consists of a
'such treaty was in fore?. It was tlif- beautiful and refreshing car ride of
ficult to persuade the senators to read j twenty minutes from Thomas square,
the first Hay-Pauncefotc treaty. Nat- Thns people living Waikiki of
urally, when they discovered i's con- Thomas square Fav in Makiki. In
tents they amended it maierially. na!lou Manoa and Waikiki whence
There followed, after an interval, the ,,10st Df tne interest in the Kind's
second Hay-Pauncefote treaty. Mr. Daughters emanates will find the
Hay was reluctant, but was constrain- j distance to Thomas square and to
ed to permit the United States io cxer-, Krimuki about the same,
cise a certain measure of political and; As a matter of fact, it is not four
military control over the canal. HejnijPS from tho postoffice to Kaimuki;
was, however, still determined that as . n,thcr is the postoffice four miles
The re-election of Senator Borah in Idaho
(respects all its practical uses, the other j t!-om Kaimuki
imaritime powers should Inve exactly nivn our own municinalitv. Mr.
shows that a Progressive mav win without the the same advantages as if the canal ; Kditor. and Kaimuki will mak thf
help of Col. Koosevelt. Itorah stayel with his
Will Last a Lifetime. ;
See Our New Patterns.
Vieira Jewelry Co tLtd,
The Popular Jewelers,
113 Hotel Street
were their own.
party, preferring to begin his reforms where he
could get action quickest, even if he didn't make
quite so much noise as if he had bolted.
i It should have been obvious to Pen-
i ty proper look like the north polo
alongside Ki'auea. ,
ators that there was no reason tor I:k-: Secluded, remote, indeed'
cussing canal tolls at that time, in a i IXDKINANT KAIMl'KAX.
That the territory has Im-cu almost literally
pouring monev into the sea is the only conclu
sion to be 'reached from the staggering figures
presented yesterday for the consideration of the:
linrtMfl it 1tirluk?' tlllllll isSIOIKM'S Mild till' ( Vf Till 1
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' W UCn UUe ouin uiiiii ii ui.t-ii tii7
ago have 'required in that period from forty to
ninety per cent of the original cost in repairs
and ivconst met ion, it is time for the territory
to change its policy. 'Wood construction is prov
ing not only worthless, but dangerous. The tax
payers' money is lciug spent without anything
, like due returns.
The board of harlor commissioners dechles
.'that heivafter all wharf construction should b
of prniamnt character, such as solid concrete
Hilo's jail scandals furnish almost perpetual
news for the island press. The present revela
tions are part of a long series, but it seems that
at last .Japan's official representatives here have
come to the point of independent investigation.!
Looks like any old Sublime Porte in a IOuro-j
jK-an storm. i
COLLEGE HILLS 2 choice residence lots 1:;. .'." sq.
OCEAN VIEW Modern home with all convenience
New Runcalow. excellent view
ft. each $1250
WILHELMINA RISE .".-room Hunalow 53000
KAIMUKI Modern 4-room house, large prounds $4500
The war with Turkev is ettinu to be a serial
WAIKIKI Choice buildinp l"t. 72 ft.
PAWAA Modern 1 2 siory hows-
Fine building lot 1 2 . 1 S 1 so. ft
PUNAHOU 6-rooia lior.se and cottage ...
IV2 -story modern cot tape
Modern "-rooin buncalo'.v
PA LA MA u-bedroo:n l.oi;.e and lo'
Fun :ml funds :iiv both assnnil for rarnival PACIFIC H EIGHTS Choice ho-e
... . IWAIALAE TRACT Several choice
. . .$1750
r.ts and acreage.
Partisan jH.litics -is not always good politics.
GUARDIAN TRUST CO., Ltd.,
8FCOND FLOOR. JUDO BUILOINQ
Henry Waterhoiise Trust Co.,
A True Prophecy
The followTnp ad wa used by the Kaimuki Land Company,
Ltd., a little over a year apo:
"AND STILL THEY COME
"Every thing is Kaimuki-ward : Schools, churches, reser
voirs, ten-minute ear S3rvicc, miles of macadamized streets,
new homes by 4he sco-e. are a few of the things that are
rapidly bringing Kaimuki forward as the modern residential
district of the mid-Pacific.
"THE LATEST THING IS GAS"
'verything has turned out as ronh"Hied.
have the following lis' of properi ic.-j in thi;;
House, lot and furniture, Park Ave., Kaimuki $2700
House snd two acres. 5th Ave., Kaimuki $2300
1 Acre on 10th Ave, Kaimuki $ 600
3 lots. Ocean View. cor. Kaimuk: $1450
1 lot Claudine and 18th Aves, Kaimuki $ 450
1 lot, 3d Avenue, KaimLki $ 700
House and lots Puunui, near Country Club, lot 150x150; bar
gain price for quick sale; cash or instalments.
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.,
CORNER FORT ANO MERCHANT STREETS