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HONOLULU STAIi Iil'LLKTIX. J IIIDAY, KEH. 11. 1!U3.
'ROARING CAMP' IS
I jack won a stake fo
r nianv a man, or
RILEY H. ALLEN
kFKIDAY FKIiKtAKY 1 4, 11)13
Km phunirnt ami lumlxhi jt-s jn rcnl in Ian-
Stinl inj; nol .!!:!! v. .:::! it i 'inn for t lie
.-. territory to o,uii s:iniii on ilie s.tiarv of tin
KUpt rintendt nt of public works ami bein to
: Tin present salary of this official is J1S00 a
year. Just as loiij; as tin territory pays only
. $1800 it will j;et the services of a IS00 man, ami
a good many eopIe in tlx' territory have come to
the Im li f that tin' territory didn't want a f 1N00
jcuan for the job.
' -i The office of superintendent of public works
is one of the most important in the '-territory. In
some respectM it stands next to the governor's of
fice. The superintendent of public works is not
only the overs er of nyst of the public construc
tion that goes on in Hawaii, but the ex-officio
representative of the territorial government on
several bodies whose duties are more directly
'concerned with county work. His work w ith re-
. gard to franchises is highly important. Under
him fall the ioycrs and duties relating to streets,
sewera and highways, harbors and wharves, public-''
utilities of many kinds, public parks and
grounds to a large extent.
A capable suieriiitiiident of public works has
,to be an exiert engineer, a corporation lawyer, a
sanitary expert, versed in some military lore so
that he can be a member of the governor's staff;
he has to be a diplomat, a scientist, n public
speaker and a few other things. And in addition
he. generally has to be a pretty able-bodied poli
tician. Speaking in all seriousness, it takes a big man
to measure up to the responsibilities of the office.
And a big man will be worth his salary many
times : vbver. But you can't be sure c f a big man
fer four hundred dollars a month. The tcrrb
tory's experience with H. K. Itishop proved that.
Mr. Bishop had hardly got his feet under the
superintendent's desk and learned to go through
the, cap! to! building without ft guide beore a rich
corporation pounced upon him and made him the
head of an immense tunnel and irrigation proj
ect. His salary is popularly credite with being
$10,000 a year and expenses.
; The territory built the Mahukona wharf at a
cost of about $14,000 and within a few weeks a
storn hit that wharf and did $10,000 worth of
damage. Members,. of the board of harbor com
Hjissicners are authority for statements contain
ing tle most direct of intimations that the wharf
s waa not properly built,. 'and the blame is laid
upon' the public works department. It is not the
first; time the superintendent's office has been
accused of .gigantic and costly engineering blun
ders, blunders that cost the territory more than
the salary of a $4800 man.
Hawaii cannot hold a creat engineer in office
for, fourjiundred dollars a month, and a great
engineer is certainly needed in Hawaii. Ten
thousand .dollars a year is not too much to pay
for an engineer of brains, initiative, exjKTience
and high of ficiat character, andt that is the kind
of a man Hawaii needs and wll need very badly
, in the next few years.
MISSING THE OPEN DOOR
loan has Urn consummated. l-'or the past thret
montlis the Belgian government has had a
resent at ive in China waitini; to "( ahead
help build railroads."
Koarint; Camp is a-bwilding'
Acthe work way Icsimi this :mii!:-
Ivg in laving oui the -site lomposii";
the t'.ock on Distion stiect. betwco'i
The general merchandise store and
J postoffice will be in charge of Arthur
Spitzcr and Morris Kosenbladt. and
there v iil be on sale here all sorts of
souvenirs, candy, cigars, cigarettes,
plug tobacco and a full line of miner's
supplies. A bevy of pretty girls will
preside over the candy, confetti and
horn booths. In adition to the goods
in the store there will be a beautiful
r.'l:'. Buick automobile which will be
piven to tho person holding the win
ning number of the evening of Satur
day. February 22. The tickets are
one dollar apiece, and may be had at
th office of the manager of the con-
WHY NOT A SILK INDUSTRY
"fe-TJncle Sam is missing a brilliant commercial
opportunity in the Orient, according to A. J.
: "Frey, assistant to -the vice-president and general
manager of the Pacific Mail Company, who has
returned from a trip to China. Mr. Frey passed
tthrough Honolulu a few days ago. In an iuter
''yiew he sums up the situation as follows:
"The uncertainty of the political situation in
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Hie 1 IlllippiUeS IS IIOIUIII I lil IK ttlJMKII. IUHi5l-
ment opportunities in the islands are marvelous
-and if the talk of the t'nited States giving the
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t'iniirmines seir-irovernnieiu wouiu uui i him-,
things would go forward with a rush.. It would
be a mistake for this country to give up the isl-
: lands now that the pioneering work is done and
thev are upon a paving basis. The natives of the
-islands do not want independence. They prefer
A . IU IfW limits IT'IllclIU lit H.
"V; "An opportunity will soon be offered Aineri-j
cans to invest in China. George Jirouson Kca,;
v - .. . e ii.:..
representing lJr. sun lat sen, win ieae ior
'imtmr in f- wtnA'ti sllld Klllllllit 11 lirol lOSl t I O tl .
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v Railroads and other things are needed. It was
lat first thought that 00,000 miles of road would:
vbe built, but it was found that so many conces-
'kiotik interfered that less than one-fourth of this
amount can be constructed.
?' "Everything is being held back until the big
In the course of a report on sericulture in the
Philippines, the French consul at Manila. M. Ayme
-Vjilin. obt-erves that the brilliant prospects of the
industry in those islands which hold the world's
rtcord of reproduction with nine crops yearly of the
iir t ive silkworm are of a nature to greatly interest
Kilk people in the Rhone valley. He goes on to sug
gest that it would be expedient for a group of spin
n rs to send a competent representative to the archi
pelago, to whom the insular government would ac
cord every facility and who, after studying all the
technical details of the question, would doubtless con
sider this a good opportunity to inaugurate the silk
industry in the Philippines on the same basis as in
northern Italy and the south of France. M. Martin
further points out that it might be advisable also to
attempt to acclimatize the Philippine silkworm breed
in the districts of Indo-China and notably in Tong
King, where the silk industry is already prosperous.
- -Manila Cablenews-American.
Hotel and King, on which is to be lo-itctt cn the corner of Bishop and King
cated Roaring Camp, the much-herald- streets. The car is being given away
ed metropolis of the local Kil;s which! hy Kugene Ruffeandeau. and already
will denict the old type of Western there has been a large sale of tickets,
mining town in California at the timj It was noticed this morn'iig that al
of the gold rush in -4'.. Kiectricians ready several claims have been staked
were on the scene at an early hour out. A generous space has been
this morning putting up the poles for ' chosen for the location of the office
the electric 'ights. and a force of men of the Roaring Camp llowier, the
with pick and shovel begun t lie first
steps to erecting the stockade which
will surround the city. This work is
in charge of the building committee
composed of Walter K. Emery, chair
man; J. N. Caldwell and L. M. White
house. In one of the leading printing es
tablishments of the citv. closely
guarded by a force of deputy sheriffs,
one million dollars in greenbacks are
being printed as fast as the press can
apply the colored ink to the paper.
This money will be the medium of
exchange in Roaring Camp during the
two days when that city will be in cv
istence, and no other form of cur
Both the Chamber of Commerce and the Mer-
MvciT fW vonrs ilmn. I u (ittA o.rUdi,,.. ,f rency will be tolerated
" h"u issuance of this vast sum. Ue money
the subject of sericulture for Hawaii, with ac-,wiH he removed under heavy guard K
,.r .i i: . l ... e i ii 'ibe office of the territorial treasurer.
counts of experiments and displays of locally Whcre it wil, remaln under the aler(
raised cocoons in Store windows, but nothing has eye of a heavily armed sheriff until
. v, ,- nae of it, any more than an.v m,on given il.r SmT""
V, hv these islands should not have a silk-raising Officers for the First Rational Bank
induKt. v. 1-erl.aps Dr. .Man,m, the eo8nlar,"SGCT TT 3dt
agent of France here, "whose progressive ideas Charley h. Norton, cashier; J. l. Hor
Lave done math for the islands daring his long'JS ,L!d&
residence, might enlist the attention of the silk- men win be in charge of the bank dur
4. i 4. e it ' trig the evenings of February 21 and
men of r ranee to - the advantages of Hawaii, 22 and it is well to state here that
where, the mulberry thrives like a weed, for the,. they are ail experts with the six-2mn,
ufif isMilrtifn inlnaffv "u liicu 111,3 niSBfi ui iucu
MIllUHUrt ILHIUSII . i r.Vi.tlntr irr.no an o a in ha in rioiinii-:
for any seconu-story re en who happen
to be in need of a piece of change. The
bank will be guarded by a posse of the
bank's employes under the direction
of Sheriff Arthur M. Drown, who has
been lately elected to that position.
chants Association having endorsed and highly! of the city, expressed th wish thi
praisctl the work of their joint promotion coui-'ni0rnIn8 Uwt n,ore women would enter
..... . . , . . , I into the spirit of the ocasion and help
mittee, it would now seem wise for the joint cut those who will haVe oharge of the
legislative committee, representing the above or-' affair. "I want to see the women ccme
, t,, , , . ... , ' in for their share of the fun as well
gamzatiens and the Planters' Association, to(tS the men he 8aid ..A number of
strongly recommend that liberal provision for , 'cowgirls' would greatjy increase the
4t . t4l ... . 1 t xi t novelty of the thing. Let them come
the support of the committee be made by the com-, ,n a kahkI 8klrt an a buckskin wai6t.
ing legislature. With $50,000 a year at its dis- and with a pop-gun strapped around
posal thepromotion eommittee eould more than Jg VS
double' ll'Vel to Hawaii, or, in Other words, r scale, and the way the vomen ,urn-
donhk- the business receipts of the territory, re-!" ' ' JZXZT "
turning $100 for every dollar contributed. Another feature of the Camp will be
Red George 8 dance hall, which will
le under the direct supervision of
tmonff the legislative investigations uromised George Martin. Nothing will be barred
4i 'li-i l i ii i.i i i i i t this place but the Salome and the
there might be one dealing with the fishmarket. n,, ,, fn1Vo n Han
"Grizzly Bear," and "Texas Tommy"
c. the "Washington Waddle1' to their
heart's content. Berger's de luxe or
chestra, imported around the horn es
pecially for this occasion, will be in at
tendance until the wee sma' hours. In
connection with the dance hall, "Red"
George's thirst parlor will he running
i in full fiwing. This section of the en
tertainment is under the direction of
Ceorge Martin. . D. Wright. A. H
Prown, Bob McCorriston and Nelson
Lansing. There will be a real, old
time forty-nine bar under the super
vision of St C. Sayres and Walter
Rycroft, who will keep two Colts un
der the counter for emergencies. Any
sert of a (soft) drink may be bought
i t this bar for ten dollars a glass
(Roaring Camp currency.)
Perhaps the greatest attraction on
the grounds during the two evenings
will be Scotty's gambling hall and
temple of fortune, which will be in
charge of O. C. Scott, assisted by R.
W. Breckons, Ed Towse. E. C. Hart
man and Wr. H. Goetz. Every game
known to the card sharps will be
played there, and a square deal will
be given to all but tenderfeet and
official organ of the city. The motto
of this newspaper is: "We aims to
please." Other buildings wil! be in
the process of construction from now
until the time the city opens to the
As a matter of fact, if sanitary conditions con
tinue to grow worse, the city might do well to es
tablish a municipal market, where the regula
tions of the board of health and the health com
mittee of the supervisors could be enforced with
out the fight against private interests that has
delayed a real clean-up for so long that it is
A typographical error in this paper yesterdiiy
afternoon gave the amount of county funds re
ceived by the Leahi home as $ 15,000 instead of
$1,500. The home itself receives a subsidy from
county and territory of some $10,500, and last
year expended about $18,000 exclusive of the
public funds. The resources of the Ix'ahi home
are severely taxed and the government funds are
put to very good purjose.
Turkey is now pleading with the Powers to
;uterveue. And the same ministry is in Mwer
which declared everv Turk would die in his
tracks before Adrianople would be yielded up to
'the appetite of the Balkans."'
BON ESTATE VALUE
With the filing in circuit court this
morning of a petition for probating
the will of the late Charles A. Ron,
it is learned that the deceased leaves
an est ale valued at approximately $."0,
000 to the widow and two minor child
The petition, filed by the widow,
Mrs. Rebecca J. Bon, states that at
the time of his death, on February 7,
he was thirty-four years of age. It
makes no mention, however, of the
life insurance policies, which are said
to amount to about $24,000. but the
other property, with a total value of
$21,834.06, Is listed as follows:
A house and lot in Manoa Valley
r.nd a lot at Kaimuki, worth a total
of $7,500; 234 shares of capital stock
in the McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
Co.. worth, at par, $11,750; 30 shares
Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Com
pany stock, at a par value of $750;
308 shares Oahu Sugar Company
stock, at par value of $6,160; 25 shares
Hawaiian Pineapple Company, at par
value of $500; a promissory note worth
5750; furniture, $1,000; and cash on
hand and in bank.
Mrs. Bon, the widow, is named as
executrix "in the will. Judge Whitney
has set March 19 as the date on which
the hearing in probate will be called.
A Watch Needs
It is one of the moM delicate of all instru
ments .u;ii p'ls much rough usage. .
Your watch will keep letter time and last
twice as long if you have it properly cleaned and
overhauled once a vear.
Our watch repair department gives exjKTt ser
ing every day until the indefinite fu
i.re, for General Macomb is expected
to fully organize the department be
fore General Funston comes to take
over tha command, iwobably in May.
This means a mass of work that seems
to grow like the rolliug snowbill.
The recently returned department
commander spent a busy morning get
ting in touch with the business of hi:
cff.ee again. Although Colonel McGun-
iiegle has been in chareg during Gen
ieial Macomb's Absence, there were
Jntturally a number of matters which
came up which the acting commander
preferred to refer to the actual com
imander for decision. 'AH this will
Lfep General Macomb up to his eyci
, n work for some time to come.
The average man is Willing to con
fess a fault he hasn't goL , , -
UP TO FULL
and Go Home with the Winners." This
place will also be under a strong
Since that time guard on account of the large sums or
imnnpv urhirh are fvnectcd to chance
nore than thirty thousand nun, Ottoman and hands. Col. Sam Parker. John Mc-
Ti. t,..i- t'Crossen and Johnnv Martin are re-
1IK llllJV IS . .. . ,
With the arrival of two officers of
the medical corps, and three sergeants
f .st class, three sergeants and seven
tit n privates of the hospital corps, on'
the transport yesterday, Oahu now
has its full quota of sanitary troops.
Ihe Hawaiian department comes into
oPicial existence tomorrow well guard
ed against sickness and accident m
t.me of peace, and when the additions
to ths department hospital at Fort
Shafter are completed, the sanitary ar
rangements w;;i be up to the best
The newly hrrived surgeons are
First Lieutenant Clark, M. ('., and
rust Lieutenant Huntington, M. C.
The former will relieve Dr. Demnier
at Fort Shafter, the latter going back
to Schcfield Baraekc until Dr. Mudd
reports for duty there, at which time
Dr. Denimers will return to Shaaer.
Dr. Huntington goes to Schofield Uar
lVitks. In all there are now 120 commission
ed and enlisted under the orders of
Chief Surgeon Raymond.
greasers, l he.motto ot tnis emporium , Anm. heaC iarters is ul,01It fh(.
will be "Sympathize with the Losers, ; u pace Qn Qanu just al preRenf
icr the organization of the Hawaii-m
Charming, modern bungalow, beautifully situated, with highly Inv'
proved garden and lawn. Ground consists of ' two. tots. . The hauts.
Is on one lot, so the other can be sold if desirable. Consult us Imme
fdiatelysfor particulars and terms.
TRENT TRUST CO., LTD)
BREAD and CRACKERS
Allies, have laid down their lives
neither humanitarian, politician nor diplomat.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, says the morning pa
per, throughout the attacks ujmhi him "main
tained ii clam and gracious manner." This is
oinethmg new in the realm of zoology, possibly
related to that fearful denizen of the Waikiki
deeps, the man-eating eel.
Looking over the list of legislators for the
11)13 session, the number of veterans is unusually
small. Of course, the Cannon-ball ot Kohala,
noise, smoke and all, is to le on the job again.
The way those "genros" are playing Alphonse
:ind daston with Japan's premiership ought to
in vtrv touching to some of our own kind.
spectfully warned that short-carding
and dealing from the bottom will not
be tolerated. All in all, this gambling
hall will be one of the most interest
ing attractions in the entire city, for
here the visitors may see just how
thre-card monte was dealt in the olden
days, how the miners dealt faro, and
how the inevitable game of black-
Department requires a tremendous
;;n:ount of paper work, that it will take
some time to accomplish. On top or
the ch-inge of status of the army here,
there are a hundred and one d Vails
connected with the Washington's
Dirthday parade, that Adjutant Gen
eral Cunpbell is wrestling with. Tnit
officer's desk looks like a stage snow
storm, and it will be some time before
eVpartnient headquarters getL running
In the groove again.
In fact, there will be something do-
Will bear comparison with any other on the market
Our Prices the Lowest
Vieira Jewelry Co., Ltd. 115 Hotel St.
What seems to be needed in Mexico is a few
Americans who can shoot and the backing of a
government that will let them do it.
A happy medium is Hawaii UMween Mexico
COLLEGE HILLS 2 choice residence lots lS.r.OO sq. ft. each $1250
OCEAN VIEW Modern Imme with all conveniences $3500
New Bungalow, excellent view $7000
WILHELMINA RISE "-room Bungalow $3000
KAIMUKI Modern 4-room house, large grounds $4500
WAIKIKI Choice building lot. 72'") ; a. ft $1750
PAWAA Modern IV. story house $4000
Fine building lot'12.!)8l sn. ft $2000
PUNAHOU 6-ioom house and cottage $6000
IV. story modern cottase $4500
Modern "-room bungalow $4850
PALAMA 3-bedroom house and lot $1750
PACIFIC HEIGHTS Choice home $8000
WAIALAE TRACT Several choice ots and acreage.
GUARDIAN TRUST CO., Ltd.,
SECOND FLOOR. JUDD 1UILDINO
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.,
It is the aim of the officers and committees who have
the floral parade in charge and everyone connected with it,
to make the Floral Parade of 1913 so attractive, so beauti
ful and so distinctively Hawaiian that our visitors wiil
become infatuated with Hawaii and want to make their
summer or winter homes or homes for all time here.
Kaimuki's Future Is Absolutely
Assured Its residential possibilities are unlimited. Th Ocean
View and Palolo Hill tracts will provide 3500 additional
homes, and the Kaimuki Land Company will not rest until
at least 1000 of these homes are constructed.
We have for sale the following property:
House, Lot and Furniture, Park avenue $2700
House, ore and one-half acres. Fifth Avenue $2350
1 acre, Tenth Avenue, Kaimuki $ 600
3 lors, Ocean View, Kaimuki $1450
1 Lot, corner Fifteenth and Maunaloa Ave $ 600
1 Lot corner Fifteenth Avenue $ 575
5 acre tract, Palolo Hill, per acre $ 500
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.
CORNER FORT AND MERCHANT STREETS