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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, FRIDAY. JAN. 24, 1013.
HILEY H. ALLEN
FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 1913
aulx ta noble life arv all icithiu. Ar-
NO FALSE PRETENSES
v- "Wc an not hrrr with anv nx-Iisurv liirtlMxl
of evangelization ; wo an? hrrt to work with vou,
to show you, if we can, nouirthing of tin definite
method that has dum'oilcil HmmvImtc in vitaliz
ing men and religion in a community. Wc are
not hen? to organize any new wn-ietj. We are
here to talk over with you your prohh ins and to
tell yen of the new c ueepticn -of a .common
inccting griLund for social work and for religious
V Thus'franklv Fml B. Smith wts forth the
niissiottof the Men antf Religion' Forward Move
ment In Honolulu.- Thd ciening of the campaign
las! Dight, "'at an introtluetory dinner at the Com
inuriarclulv gave Honolulu nn impression of
Mr. Hmith and Raymoril Ilobins. quite dif fereut
from the shouting jcn'angeliyts with which this
city lias. been farailiarr Honolulu has' already
fern and done a gocd'dcal along the line of social
velfaie .w-orlr and '. of religion that touches the
::an in the factory as well as the man in the
ew. Yet Messrs. Smith .and. Robins will find
; .trvmi ndous task t in their. uhort week here.
There Is plenty of room for community extension
voik cn the plantations.- ; - '
Arid the men are here to do it'f '
KEEP DP TEE VORK FUR FEICE
In the plan, of organ i7tion",pro'nosed for the
( J n-ater , Honolulu Chamlerf OmmcTce there
v one oinission, ,wiiicu, ve.oeucye,;neeu8 uui 10
? brought to. the, attention 3of those who are in
c Iiarge of j the preliminary wo?k. to Ixj Temed ied.
There is do comniitttcri 'ihteruational jpeac
r.d arhltratietf in the list as maxle'puhlii; earlier
'. :i the weik and publisoTiu tnisj papery
There is a eomiiuttee.jDn arbitration, )VX a
rading of that partf, tjfe; blai& jrefcrring; to nor . nipie than twenty-five words of the consti
Iie duties of the commitiees shows tliat'tue arbi- tution'of the United States before being admit-
. ration liody provided isJ for the pUftostf of ce
iling local disputes in .trade and 'industry,
Now there is hardlv a chamber cr commerce
:i a citv of anv size on the mainland, It is safe
; ional peae'e and, arLltratibn. !In fact,' the in-
: i-easing ! attention "that commercial bodies are
turning to this great subject' ift pn6T' tifea
lures of chamber of commerce work nowadays.
The success of the Lake Mohon conferences at
i csts" that fact lSJJSfj
The present' Honolulu Chaiiber ' of .Commerce
an active and useful committee, on precisely
; 'lis subject; Last year the committee conducted
:i strong campaign: by of fexinglprixj W pupils
in local schools for. the; best! essays on interna
t ional peace, I Again this yeaPi the committee' is
c ffering prizes, the announcement of the 1913
contest having been uiade some .two weeks ago.
- The peace committee of the local chamber has
developed its' work through' the youth and schol
arship' of 'Hawaii and intelligent and broad
minded work it is. It would be'a pity if the new
t hamber, - f ouniled . on I broad,;: progressive lines,
Lhould not recognize jthe importance of continu
ing its membership in yie nation-wide cause of
international peace, by continuing its construct
ive work to. enlighten the minds of men on the
cost and waste of war and the possibility of set
tling international disputes by reason and judg
ment' rather than by fire and the sword.
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.HAWAII ..AND IBE. UTEBACY TEST
" Hawaii is not very likely to secure an excep
tion fori this territory to" the provisions of what
everi immigration- bill passes Congress at -this
session or the next. A cablegram from the Star-
Bulletins Washington correspondent last Fri
day brought the news that the Burnett bill had
been reported out of conference and that Hawaii
. " ' aj i.i. i :
IS DOl excepieu iruiu iue uperiuiuus ui iinri-
acy test'' There is a good prospect that the Bur
nett bill will pass Congress, since it has already
passed the house and now has come out of con
ference. : Mail advices received yesterday indicate that
there was little disagreement in uie comerence
committee." and it is reasonable to suppose that
the senate will accept the report and that the
'nmtV lii 11 will le nassed.
IA - X. . " '
; For"nearly twenty years attempts have been
made to incorporate a literacy test m the lmmi-
and at various times loth of the
fourth Congress the house by a xotv of 1I5 to
passetl such a measure, the senate passed it by a
vote of 52 to 10 and only the veto of President
Cleveland prevented the measure fnu Incoming
a law. The Fifty-sixth wnate passed a literacy
test law and the Fifty-seventh house took simi
lar action. No literacy-test provision has ever
I ecn defeated in Congress. Usually the bills
have not lecome law Ixvause of the interposition
of more pressing legislation.
It is quite clear, then, that there is little hope
of any blockade of the Burnett bill so far as sen
timent in Congress is concerned. If there is
time, the present tongress will probably perfect
the Burnett bill, and if not, the Sixty-third Con
gress is practically sure to pass either this or
jnrfher similar measure.
As for securing an exception for Hawaii, that
is a matter of much doubt, according to the best
information obtainable here. The Star-Bulletin
is informed upon excellent authority that Con
j'owii'an Burnett has expressed the opinion that
Hawaii is not carrying on its territorial immi
gration plans in good faith. He believes, it is
-mid, that the importation of Filipinos here by
the planters is not good public policy and, while
ut-tgnizing the board of immigration's. efforts to
iecure Europeans, is considerably stirred by the
simultaneous influx of Filipinos. There is no
Use looking to Burnett for help in getting Ha
waii excepted from the provisions . of his bill.
Furthermore, now that the bill has been reported
out of conference, the chances of any change are
greatly diminished. "
; ' So Hawaii ought to be making up its mind to
accept some kind of a literacy test and get im
migrants here who can pass that test Accord
ing; to the agreement reached in conference, the
literacy clause approved is that of the Burnett
bill; which: requires ability to read but not to
write. Tlie! Burnett bill does not differ mate
rially frotii a provision in the Dillingham bill
providing for an educational test, except that the
Dillingham j bill v provides that - the immigranti
should Ixis required to read not less than twenty
LETTERS ON TIMELY TOPICS
The Star-Bulletin invites free and ; and shoving tliem about in ;i most bru-
frank discussion in this column on all
legitimate subjects of current Interest.
Communications are constantly receiv
ed to which no signature is attached.
This paper will treat as confidential
signatures to letters if the writers to
desire, but cannot sive space to
WAS IT ROWDYISM I
Editor Honolulu Star-Bullrtin.
Sir: There was a great ontraco
committed last night at the Alakea
wharf, which, to say the least, was
disgraceful. This disgraceful scene
was brought about by a lot of men
charging the people on the dock, man
handling them and pushing, pulling
lal manner. This was done without
any warning to move on. or to make
! tl passage for Jhe na$stiirtrK nf th
There was one well-dressed man in
particular who seemed to jingle out
old men and pushed them a tout in a
most bri'tal and in.Miltinc manner. As
these men were entirely out of the
way it looked very much as if it was
done for suite or malice or as an in
It is to be hoped that this disgrace
ful affair will be invest iatd. and
that the management will in future
either prevent so many people going
on the dock, or prevent their employes
treating people as if they were a lot
of criminals Yours truly,
LITTLE .INTERVIEWS PERSONALITIES
J. H, TROMER, Cleveland. O. Ho-; ATTORNEY T .M. HARRISON left
nolalu ltmgJlt,i"tof. advertise its moon- today on the China for Manila where
light nights. .They are the best I ever he expects to reside permanently,
saw in forty yeare' experience. i MRS CARRIE SILVA and Mr.
JULIUS ASCH, Sr. I am going Frank Gomes SyiVester announce the
down to the Cleveland today just to engagement of Miss Greza G. Silva to
get a breath ein Bchwig, so to speak Jonn Mende8 Jr en employe of E. W.
of der faderland. sweet faderland. Quinn. Mr. Mendes is the son of John
FRED B. SMITH The body of men Mendes, of RewaJo district,
gathered at the Commercial club last ARTHUR GAY, nephew of Colonel
night showed inclusively the splen- fmuel Parker, Hawaiian planter, is
did moral Bentiinent ofHonolnlu as a at tne Stewart. Gay says his uncle,
community.. 1 voo was stricken wi:h paralysis about
a month, ago in San Francisco, is im
proving, and that a cablegram from
Honolulu a few. days ago said that h?
v at able to sit up. Examiner. "
tetj, wliilethe4 Bnrnetf- bill doea not require Ithe
immigrant to read' so manywords of the consti
tiition of, the United : States, f with f the' terms,
meaning,' and pxpressibris ith which tlie imihi;
grant is; unfamiliar but only requires that the
immigrahtf'read. from ' thirty to forty words "in
ordinary !us printed in plain type" in some lan
guage or ;" dialect wiiich (he immigrant himself
has the 'right to select . . . ' "
'Hawaii has recently sent its commissioner of
Immigration, Dr. Victor S. Clark, on an exten
sive, tour of Europe and he has collected consid
erable data ; bearing on the subject of literacy
among various aliens who are available or will
be available as immigrants to Hawaii. Instead
of sitting down nd bemoaning our fate, the ter
ritory should be getting ready to hunt immi
grants who can pass the literacy test
H Senator BorahV attack on Secretary Fisher
is quite easily understood. His fight is the fight
between the aggressive westerners who wish to
turn over to state control the national forests,
water-power and other natural resources, and
the more conservative middle westerners and
easterners who insist that the federal govern
ment should take and keep these resources under
its protecting wing. It is this fight which is now
rending the ranks of the conservationists. Fish
er insists on the paternal right ofthe federal
government. Remembering the raids on water,
timber and coal-lands by the great corporations
which have operated in the past twenty years,
we are rather inclined to think Fisher's right.
Rumor hath it that there is some dissatisfac
tion with the membership fees and dues involved
in the Greater Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
plan. If such is the case, the dissatisfied ones
ought to let their feelings be known in no un
certain way. The time to remedy mistakes is
before the organization is perfected. So far, the
dissatisfaction has not been set forth.
The morning paper still insists on stirring up
lolities in the National Guard. What the guard
needs most is a chance to develop its organiza
tion, and this chance will Ik given for the first
time in manv vears when the new armorv is com-
Executive officers of the Merchants'
Association have' not yet been elect
ed by the board of directors, and
will not be until Monday afternoon.
A meeting of the newly "elected direc
tors was held after the annual meet'
tng of the association yesterday, R.
H. Trent, chairman of the nominating
committee, presiding. Two of the di
rectors were absent? f jt -s ,
. A motion was madeto proceed with
the election of officers, but an amend
ment to defer the election until Mon
day, owing to the absences just men
tioned, was carried by a vote of four
to three. The meeting adjourned un
til three o'clock Monday afternoon.
This postponement would Indicate a
possibility of a contest OTer officers
as keen as that over directors which
yesterday necessitated three ballots to
settle. If such should 'develop, though,
it will probably; be-'centered. on the
vice-presidenfcy, as the; presidency ap
pears to be a foregone' conclusion' for
Charles Bon,rbotb: by right of "promo
tion from the vice presidency and by
virtue of the strongilead given him In
Building of Territorial Jail Must
Wait Awhile, Says Gov. ,
Another territorial bond , issue may
be floated neit fall for further public
improvements in the Islands, and. until
the next Issue : is : made, providing a
new loan fund, the construction of the
proposed new ' Oahu prison : probably
will be held in abeyance. 'Such was
the statement of Governor Frear today,
v In all, the new penitentiary ts ex
pected to cost approximately s150000,
one-half of this amount going toward
the purchase of the ground needed 'as
a part of the new; site. This halfr Js
to be raised from the sale of theoref
ent jail site; ' ;The: other half baa beeti
authorized, an act' of the legislature
of two years ago providing an appro-
the election of directors, in which he . prlation of 175,000 for the necessary
received aa" almost ; unanimous vote
while most of the others only won by
a close shave. It waa indeed the rec
ognition of the prihiapte of promotion
In his case which, .gave him the pre
dffata$'yte.V - This principle: being in the way of
becoming established in the associa
tion this year, contradistinguished to
the clean sweep made of the director
ate vtfth .executive : officers last year,
the office' of vice, president becomes
invested with more than casual Im
portance, as involving the succession
to the presidency, as well as the func
tion of presiding in the absence of
the president . , ',; ..
Hence tbe interest in the election of
officers : which" yesterday caused its
postponement unUJUa full meeting
could be btAined.t v .
AT MAYf&' CO. TOMORROW
Starting-; at "9 J o'clock tomorrow
morning Mrs. "Test of San Francisco
will demonstrate at the store of Henry
May & Co., the Fort street grocers, the
wonderful properties of "Califene".
the new shortening. Henryi-vMay &.
Co. hope .that all? their patrons will
call during Mrs. West's demonstra
tion, for it will be of great interest.
proving not only the economical value j fall,
of "Califene" but its superiority in ev
ery way over all other shortenings.
Mrs. West' will show that in making
cakes that would require 3-4 of a cup I
of butter, two tablespoonsful of "Cali-j
fene" is all that is used, and the cakes
are far more delicious than when made
with butter. Mrs. West wants the
ladies of Honolulu to taste her cakes
and doughnuts, and she will gladly
advise them regarding cooking where
shortening is used. In her demonstra
tions Mrs. West uses a Perfection oil
stove and also electricity.
The money for this appropriation
must come from the loan fund. ." -
"The pressing needs of other, public
improvements, on this and the other
islands has practically exhausted the
last' loan fund," said the governor to
day,, "and leaves nothing for the new
prison. For that reason its construc
tion probably will be held up until an
other bond issue is made. Of course,
the, walls and some .of the smaller
buildings may be built by prison labor,
tut the administration building prob
ably, will, be constructed by contract.
The land to be acquired is undergo
ing: the process of condemnation now,
and , this matter may be settled some
time next month.
"The final. plans for the;pr4son have
been completed and were approved thii
morning . at a conference between Su
perintendent H. K. Bishop, Architect
Illpley antf myself."
Asked , if the construction of the
prison is likely to be delayed indefin
itely, the governor replied : .
"Not indefinitely, except that the ac
tual date for beginning work is not now
determined. It will begin just as soon
as the next boifd issue is soid."
"How long is that likely to delay the
"The bond issue may be floated next
NOW TALKED OF
Representatives of Spain have
lected a site at the world's Aiir.
(Jeoige F. Whittemore is 1 eins spo-
ken of Ly prominent Democrats torlay
j as : man to put forward for successor
se- to Superintendent of Public Works H.
' K. Bishop, whose resignation was an-
Superintendent Hishop is a man the territory
can Hl-afford to lose from public service. That's
one of the reasons whv the government couldn't
great national parties have declared themselves keep him.
in favor of snch a course. Moreover, the test is
not a new proposit ion to Congress. In the Fifty-1 The mountain went at 'ast to azim
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New Bungalow, excellent view $7000
WILHELMINA RISE .Vroom Bungalow 300
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WAIKIKI Choice building lot. 7200 sq. ft $1750
PAWAA Modern 14 story house $4000
Fine building lot 12.0X1 sq. ft $2000
PUNAHOU 6-roora house and cottage $6000
Vi story modern cottage $4500
Modern 5-room bungalow $4850
PA LAM A 3-bedroom house and lot $1750
PACIFIC HEIGHTS Choice home $8000
WAIALAE TRACT Several choice cts and acreage.
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The wonderful accuracy of a
HOWARD WATCH makes
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We have them at a wide range of prices.
WICHMAN & CO.,
irounced in The Star-Ualletln jrester-j
Mr. Whittemore was a candidate for !
citj engineer, but the majority of the
board of supervisors stood pat and re- j
tained U M. Whitehouse. Mr. Whitte-f
more has the active backing of 0. J.j
Waller and others. As evidence of his;
qualifications ?or handling the larger:
territorial Job, it is pointed jout that '
hot only is he a practical engineer
with a lifetime of success in the work.
but is also equipped -with the neces
sary executive abiUty. t v. J
The talk of his candidacy this morn-1
uiK aiao orougu m tne possioiuiy mat
if Mr. Waller were appointed governor
to succeed Frear, Whliicmoro would
likely "be his choice as Lead of Uu
public works department
.There will be a meetins tonight cf
the chairmen of the Carnival and
Floral Parade committees at half-past
seven, in the office of the merchant
assoclatfon Young Hotel building. Im
pottant business is to be taken up and
Director. ; General ChiUingworth has
specially requested that all of the
chairmen attend. : ; ; ' .
Sixty thousand Earment-worker nn
a strike In New. York city held a pa-
raue ana massmeeung. " ' -
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for anyone-who cares to have us do so.--
Don't wait , until you grow wealthy before making a will, but
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House and two acres, 5th Ave., Kaimukl $2300
1 acre, Tenth Avenue, Kaimuki $ 600
3 lots, Ocean View, Kaimuki ..$1450
1 lot, Third Avenue, Kaimuki .....$ 700
House and lots Puunui, near Country Club, lot 150x150; bar
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1 lot, cor. 15th Ave and Maunaloa Ave ....$ 600
1 lot. Fifteenth Ave., Kaimukl $ 575
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3 bedroom house on corner lot, 6th Ave $2600
5 acre tract, Palolo Hiil, per acre 5 500
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