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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1915.
The Oath of Officer
Theory and Practice
Principal Address by Maui Delegation
At Kauai Civic Convention Made
By D. H. Case.
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle
men: It is never very difficult for me
to And something to say on a subject
of my own choosing, but I confpss to
having experienced no slight difficul
ty In clearly expressing myself on the
subject assigned to me, and feel that I
may possibly be like the 'old negro
trencher who bpgan his sermon one
Sunday morning by saying: "Bre
thren. I's gwlne to divide my ser
mon this morn Into three parts. The
first part I'll understand, and youn's
won't. The second part youn's '11
understan, and I won't understan. and
the third part nobody aint gwine to
However let us all trust that, hav
ing concluded the rending of my
paper, there may be Rome few thlngB
we can all understand.
An oath of office Is defined as an
oath taken by a person on assuming
an office, and promising fidelity to its
Theory is defined as a plan or
scheme subsisting In the mind,
based on principles verifiable by ex
periment or observation ;and practice
as doing or performance as Distin
guished from theory. That is, the
putting into action and effect what
one holds as a theory.
An oath, then, includes any form of
attestation by which a person signi
fies that he is bound In conscience to
perform some act, or series of acts,
In good faith, with honest purpose, to
the best of his ability.
Most men are honest, or mean to
be; and, when accepting the honors
and obligations of office, carry with
them not only the desire but the in
tention to conscientiously perform Its
duties. I dare Bay the majority of
such men, when elected or appointed
to office, even though they may not
fully appreciate, do recognize, such
office as a public trust, created, not
for the advantage of the one or the
few, but for the benefit of the pub
lic in general, and for the greatest
good to all.
The newly elected official, with the
words of the oath of office ringing
in his ears ,and the sense of its obli
gations perhaps still fresh In mind
enters his sanctum, imbued with high
Ideals: at least we will presume with
no bad intentions, to demonstrate to
his fellow citizens to what extent he
can or will put his theories Into prac
tice. Now, duly installed in office, what
In many most unwelcome ways the
gulf between theory and practice is
at once forced upon his attention.
Suggestions promptly come from the
leaders of the party in power to make
room for this or that applicant for
position. Are these applications based
on moral worth and mental efficiency?
Well, hardly. Perhaps no merit other
than the fact that the applicant has
been of some service to the party,
and there follows the political neces
sity of rewarding him for such ser
vice. Mr. X, mildly perhaps, possibly ar
rogantly, insists that some protegee
of his be appointed to office. Because
the man Is fitted for the position?
Oh, no. But, because the newly elect
ed official owes his election in part to
Mr. X; and it would be the height of
ingratitude now not to recognize his
If the new office-holder Is at the
head of a department where many are
employed, he will find the woods full
of good fellows; each of whom was al
most entirely responsible for his elec
tion, and for each of whom he holds the
office in trust, even though his oath
makes no mention of the fact, and
though It be not enumerated among
the duties of such office.
Again, if his duties relate, in part,
to the administration of justice, there
may be advanced reasons (political
but good ones of course) why leni
ency should be shown to Black who
has been indicted for an offense; and
why no punishement at all should be
meted out to Brown who Has nice
wise been Indicted. This need not, so
he is advised, bear the earmarks of
partiality, but, such action can easily
fall within his sworn duty to exer
else sound discretion.
Times passes; and. unless the in
cumbent is blessed with a strong will
of his own ,and imbued with a fixed
and steady purpose to perform his
sworn duty, party, friends ana ene
mles to the contrary notwithstanding,
lie gradually losses his moral grip,
and though, not willingly drifting with
the current, his conscience becomes
deadened. He may become intellect
ual'.y color-blind, and find himself un
able to distinguish the white light of
truth from the various shades of dls
honesty; and gradually, impercept
ably, like one who fails to heed the
alarm of the clock and soon sleeps on
through Its insistent warnings, he
grows indifferent, and the theory of
a public trust held for the public
good, is supplanted by the obnoxious
practice of "To the victor belongs the
spoils." Unless he keeps his weather
eye open he will, ere long be beyond
speaking distance of that oath of of
fice, and find it as different to recog
nize his better self as did the negro
girl, Mandy, whose mistress, In re
monstrating with her lor wrong do
ing, concluded her remarks as follows,
"don't you realize, that you have an
immortal soul?" Mandy thought for
a moment, and then, with a careless
toss of the head, replied: "I don
care; I rekon it ain't no worse than
pendecltus, and I's had that."
The oath of office, my friends, will
mean very little so long as the man
taking that oath is looked upon by
his constituents as a dispenser of po
litical favors, and his office the source
from which such favors flow. If, in
some way, we could do away with the
present prevailing Idea, that, helping
to elect a man to an office of public
trust, was, not the privilege of each
voter to be paid for by some political
favor, but the duty of each voter as
a citizen; if we could create a
healthy public sentiment against Ruch
idea, and in favor of clenn. honest po
litics because such would bring flip
bpst results, we would have Ipsr
trouble with public officials recogniz
ing their duties, and fewer of them
It hn3 been rightfully said that
most or our potilical Ills are due, not
ko much to bad or indifferent officials
to the wrong doings of our political
parties and their leaders, or to the
igonrant vote, but, to the fact that a
great body of well-meaning men, who,
without, rhyme or reaRon, eternally
vote the straight ticket; and to that
considerable class of men who look
upon their rights at the polls as only
politics, and also to those who wholly
shirk doing their political duty.
Clean government owes much to the
thoroughly indeppndent voters; those
fellows who comes from Missouri, and
who insist on knowing what political
parties are, what they really intend
to do, and who and what their candi
Judge Ben Lindsey has referred to
the running of our government a3 a
"system of house-keeping on a large
scale," but ho also says the majority
of the male citizens vote from a stand
point of business instead of from the
standpoint of the home.
Is it not true that in the past we,
as citizens, have, in a large measure,
pursued a negative policy? That is,
a policy of fault-finding. We have
devoted a portion of one day of every
two years in exercising the: -greatest
privilege of an American citizen that
of choosing the men, who, for a term
of years, are to. represent us in pub
lic life. Having' done this we com
fortably settle back into our every
day existence, forgetful of the fact
that we are stockholders, not for our
selves alone but for our families, in
one of the biggest corporations In the
Absorbed in our personal affairs, we
leave our representatives to work out
tleir salvation as well as our own.
Would not much greater and more
satisfactory results follow the adop
tion of a positive line of action on the
part of the ordinary citizen? That is,
having once elected our representa
tives, to devote not one but three
hundred and sixty-five days each year
in studying and working with them;
giving our influence for the public
weal; and, together with them, taking
an active, intelligent, constructive in
terest in all problems pertaining to
the moral, intellectual, social and fin
ancial welfare of our community. I
believe this course would go a long
way towards Insuring honest and effi
cient officials, and more wholesome
living conditions for all.
We constantly make use of the ex
pression that a stream will rise no
higher than its source. Is this not
equally true of a government cr any
political Rub-diision of a government?
Our officers will, as a rule, hold ho
higher conception of official life than
do those of us who place them in
power. If by coercion, or in-action,
or indifference to matters public on
our part, we leave them the impres
sion that the affairs of government do
not particularly concern or Interest
us at least only spasmodically they
may very easily, and many times do,
drift into the belief ihat office hold
ing id solely a political proposition,
and cne mean. of'eaniing living.
Gene year aen Mr. Gaynor, then
mayor of New York City, delivered an
address before the graduating class
of the college of the city of New
York; his main desire to create arid
develop in the young men present, a
public Bentlment that would not toler
ate graft in any of Its numerous
forms. The address must have made
a profound impression on its hearers,
for, shortly after, the class drafted
and subscribed to the following oath:
"We will never bring disgrace to
this, our city, by any act of dishonesty
or cowardice, nor even desert our suf
fering comrades in the ranks; that
we will fight for the ideals and sacred
things of the city, both alone and with
many; that we will revere and obey
the city's laws, and do our best to
incite a like respect and reverence in
those who are prone to annul or set
them at naught; that we will strive
unceasingly, to quicken the public's
sense of public duty; that thus, in
all of these ways, we will transmit
this city not only not less, but great
er, better and more beautiful than It
was transmitted to us."
To our political parties in Hawaii
I would offer the suggestion that here'
after they require every candidate on
their respective tickets to subscribe
thereto, and religiously observe the
same. I once heard a learned judge
say: "There are stenographers and
then, again, there are stenographers.
This is also true as to oaths.
The oath just read is, in sentiment.
quite different from that administer
ed by an honest old Justice of the
peace back In Kansas, with whom I
was acquainted years ago. He chewed
tobacco Incessantly, In fact, from the
time he arose in the morning until
he retired at night. I never knew him,
however, to buy a plug of tobacco,
Most, If not all of it he acquired dur
ing sessions of court by judicial pro
cess, in this way: A witness would
be called to the stand, and the old
justice, with a good natured smile.
would say: "Hold up your fist
please." Up would go the hand of
the witness. "You solemnly swear
that you will testify to the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the
truth, so help you God give me a chew
Friends, in my opinion, the oath of
office has comparatively little to do
with good government, territorial,
county or municipal. What we need
here and elsewhere, Is a higher, much
higher sense of civic duty. In office
and out of office, we need men.
"Men with strong minds, great hearts
True faith, and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not
Men whom the spoils of office cannot
Men who possess opinions, and a will
Men who have honor, men who will
Men who can stand before a dema
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES f
System is beginning to Rhow i'
suit In th ecounty offices and it is
possible now-n-dnys to see at a glace
how far any job has been completed,
how much money has been expended
on that particular job and how much
balance of money there is in hand
for the work. All of which points
hopefully to the future when funds
are available in sufficient amounts to
do the very necessary Jobs that Rre
to be seen undone all over this coun-
KAHUHU In Honolulu, Septem:,er
27, 1915, Mrs. Kalemela Kahuhu, of
1355 Auld lane, widower, a native of
Pukoo, Molokal. fifty-two years old.
COSTA In Honolulu, September 26,
1915, Francisco da Costa, of Col
burn road. Kalihl, widower, a native
of the Island of St. Michaels,
Azores. Portugual, ninety-five years
KALEPONI In Honolulu, September
26, 1915, Mr. Anehila Kaleponi, of
Gulick avenue, a native of Hilo, Ha
waii, fifty-one years, five monhts
and five days old.
CHONG In Honolulu, September 26,
1915, Chong Jang Moon, of North
Beretania near. King street, single,
wood cutter, a native of China, forty-six
CARREIRO In Honolulu, September
25, 1915, Mrs. Rosie Carrelro, wife
of Victorino Carrelro, of 233 Santo
Antonio avenue, Auwaiolimu, a na
tive of the Island of St. Michaels,
Azores, Portugual, thirty-eight vears
GOMES In Honolulu, September 27,
1915, Mrs. Mary Gomes, of Gulick
avenue, Kalihi, a native of Hookena,
Kona, Hawaii, thirty-eight years old.
SINCLAIR In Worcester, Massachus
etts, September 12, 1915, Prof. John
E. Sinclair, seventy-seven years old,
father of Mrs. Rowland B. Dodge of
NAHOLOAINA At the Insane Asy
lum, Honolulu, September 21, 1915,
Mrs. Annie Naholoalna, formerly of
Honouliuli, Oahu, widow, native of
this Island, ninety-one years old.
ANAKO In Honolulu, September 21,
i9io, 1'eter Kawaha Anako, of Au
Waiolimu road, married, driver, a na
tive of Wailuku, Maui, forty yews
ARRUDA In Honohilu. September
23, 1915, Mrs. Francisca d'Arruda,
of Hustace street, a native of the
Island of St. Michaels, Azores,
WING In Lexington, Massachusetts,
sseptemDer 20, 1915, Leander J.
Wing, Father of Mrs. Mabel Wing
NOBRIGA In Hilo. Hawaii. Septem
ber 21, 1915, Antonio C. Nobriga,
married, a native of Funchal, Ma
deira, Portugal, thirty-three years
KIM At the Puunene Hospital, Maui,
September m, 1915, Kim Hai Yung,
laborer of Kihei, a native of Korea,
thirty-five years old.
Those Who Travel
By str. Claudine. . Sent. 25. A .A
Pransnitz, Mrs. M. Cunha. Judge Mc
Kay, ueo. Freeiand, W. L. Baptist and
wne, v. K. Hemenway, C. J. School
ing, Mrs. Wm. Henning. Miss M. Hen-
ning, Mrs. Edgar Morton, Miss H. Kea-
loha, Leong Hoo and wife.
By str. Mauna Kea. Sent. 29. J. H
Kunewa, W. A. Baldwin, Geo. Mcin
tosh, J. Do Rego, E. J. King, Mr. and
Mrs. Daniels and child. Mr. and Mrs.
J. Little, Miss Litt'.e, Miss H. Cockett,
w. T. Rawlins.
By str. Claudine. Sent. 28. L. Y.
uniona, wm. Lennox, Mrs. Lennox,
Miss Mary Lennox, L. E. Bailey.
George Farsen, N. E. Wright, James
Kapanl, Miss Irene Davidson. C. F
Durney, Mrs. Durney and infant, Aza
wa (maid); Miss Durney, Ben Wil
liams, w. Stephenson.
By str. Mikahala. Sept. 29. Miss
Virginia Sanborn, Chas. Battige, M.
C. De Coito, wife and child, Mrs. Geo.
Dumbar, two children and maid, Rv.
Hitchcock, Master Tunl. Miss Tuni
Mrs. Keann, Miss W. Notley. Mrs. L.
unanr.on, w. o. Aiken, Hugh Howell
liy str. Mauna Kea, Sept. 21. A.
H. Rice, Theo. Martin, Miss Pali, K
Tagawa, T. J. Awana, F. E. Bailey
F. C. Pa'.mer, F. J. Lindeman, J. J
Walsh, P. Pall, J. Keola, H. W. Bald
win, D. H. Case, W. J. Cooper, J. K
Dox, H. A. Baldwin. D. C. Lindsay. W
O. Aiken, George H. Dunn, H. W. Kin
ney, H. Howell, Miss C. Wong, Mrs
J. wong, Wong Mee.
By str. Mauna Kea, Sept. 27. J.
F. Silva, F. A. Edgecomb, J. C. Bar
tels, J. Choy, E. L. Conroy, H. Mar
ciel, M. Denis, Mr. and Mrs. Hen
Wise, Miss Kealoha, Miss Spencer,
A. Heieau. J. Neiper, W. Smith. G
Kealoha, A. Pransnitz, Yabata, Kina
By str. Claudine, Sept. 25. G. K
Larrison, R. D. Klise, Herman Lake,
John A. Hughes, J. W. Robertson,
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Miss Lucy
Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Pestana, Masters
Pestana (2), Mrs. J. W. Smith, Frank
Akl, John Costa, J. Douga, Chung Koy,
Mrs. S. Blackburn, F. G. Dorego.
By str. Mikahala, Sept. 25. Chang
Chong, J. F. Geere, G. F. Brown. Mrs
G. F. Brown, Miss Brown, H Hitcl.
rock, O. Tollefson, J. D. McVeigh
And scorn his treacherous flatteries
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above
In public duty, and in private think
D. H. CASE.
try. The next thing needed is to Ree
that public funds are not spent on
work that is only undertaken for poll
tlenl purposes. Hawaii Herald.
We Should Say So.
The "foggy showers" that Kohala
has been enjoying (?) of late are more
like steam balhs than water cooling.
40 inches fell Wednesday night at Io!e.
45 at Kaahua. Kohala Midget.
Entered of Record
JOSEPH P KAPIHE to Children of
Hattle W Kaloa; pes land, Pauwela,
Haniakualoa. Maui. Oct. 10. 1914. $5.
GEO KAHAKAl'ILA to Mrs. Eva
Cooper: por R P 1S19, Kawaipapa,
Hana. Maui. Sept 2S, 1915. $20.
S PIAl'OO to Solomon K Kahea: G
pes land, Kainalu, &c, Molokal. Oct
3, 1912. $50 & love.
MOSES K NAAIEONO to Charles
Ake Jr; Vt int in Lot 34. Patent
3887 Pulohuiki, Kula, Maui. Sept
ANTON E M PIRES & WF to Victo
rino M TIRES; por Gr 3896, bldgs,
&c, Pulehuiki, Kula, Maui. Mar 4,
LOO SAY LAN BY LOO PING AVD
TONG YICK HIN ATTYS to Ltoo
Wah Bun; int in pes land, Waikele,
Ewa, Oahu and int In pc land, Hai
ku, Maui. Sept 23, 1915. $6500.
S KAMEE to Moses Kauhimahu; 2-3
int in R P 5992, Kill 4405 Waihee,
Maui. July 15, 1915. $175.
JAS F MACKENZIE to Chin Kee; int
in Gr 2405, Wakiu, Hana, Mau.
July 14, 1915. $60.
FURTADO TRACT by Antone Fur-
tado (owner); por R P 1996, Kul
420, Owa, Wailukh. Maui.
"Doesn't that girl over there look
ike Helen Brown?"
"I don't call that dress brown."
Sealed tenders will be received by
the Board of Supervisors up to 2:00
o'clock P. M. of Friday, October 8th,
1915, for the construction of a re
inforced concrete girder superstruc
ture for the bridge over Kawaiokapia
Stream, District of Hana, County of
Maui. Plans and specifications are on
file at the office of the County Clerk,
and may re obtained upon making a
depos t f $5.00 fev ea h net.
Tet;et' must be accompanied by a
cert TV d check for 5 rcr cent of t!i
amount ol the Md.
The Board of Supervisors reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF THE COUN
TY OF MAUI, T. H. .
WM. FRED. KAAE.
County Clerk, County of Maui.
Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 1915.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
HAWAII: AT CHAMBERS: In the
Matter of the Estate of Lilia P. Pali,
late of Lahaina, Maul, deceased.
Notice to Creditor.
All persons having claims against
the above Estate are hereby notified
to present their claims, duly authen
ticated, even if the claim is secured
by mortgage, to the undersigned, at
Honolulu, Oahu, within six months
from date of first publication hereof,
or they will bo forever barred.
Dated, Honolulu, August 24, 1915.
Admr. Est. Lilia P. Pall, deceased.
Aug. 28, Sept. 4. 11, 18, 25, 1915.
Arrowroot plants, $20.00 per 1000.
Cartage to Honuapo and freight to
Maalaea, Lahaina, or Honolulu, free
in above price. Cash with order.
A new 141-egg Cyphers Incubator, in
perfect order, delivered to steamer at
A No. 17 De Laval Hand Cream Sep
arator in perfect order, skimming 450
quarts of milk per hour. Runs very
easy, boy of 12 can successfully run
it. Cost in California. $110.00; for
sale now at $75.00; delivered at Ho
nuapo to steamer.
W. F. BARTELS.
P. S. The arrow root plants are
good, strong plants, and the machines
are guaranteed perfect. 30-3t.
One Hawaiian mule, broken to har
ness and saddle, in sound condition,
and one 3-year-old colt, broken to sin
glo harness. Apply at
tf. MAUI WINE & LIQUOR CO.
SUITS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
MADE TO ORDER.
Workmanship and Perfect Fit
Carries a full line of the latest styles
Give me a trial to convince you.
MARKET STREET, : WAILUKU
rJTTT 1 l-mmn frrrvrmiiiTTTiTtTtinriinTrrfm t 1 1 m m m 1 1 rrm-ivi m tti if nrTTif i
will soon visit Maui
with many beautiful
articles especially, se
lected for the Holi
PTtft-H-rfr7i ,Ti-i;i?-.. .Tiiyp.tfiriiKrry-.ioi
The Blaisdell is a new,
sanitary, cool Hotel
The best place to atop when you are in Honolulu.. Every room an
outside room. Handy to every place In town. Rates from $1 per per
son per day up. Weekly and monthly rates on application.
J. F. CHILD, Mgr.
Fort street, half-way between Hotel and Beretania streets, Ewa aide.
jj STYLISH AND YET
,i - "" -j u r ' - " -4 - - s-W"i 'ifi
'WHEN IN WAILUKU VISIT
Ice Cream Parlor on Market Street.
Cold Lunch Served at all Hours.
Order for Ice Cream Promptly At
FOR CAKE MAKING
tl 1 'fsf I
ii. , rri-ri,rf i irrrri n .TTimilMCmi;
Frocks, Full Dress, Tuxedo Sulta and
Coat of the latest styles
Made to Order
Perfect Fit and Satisfaction
GIVE US A TRIAL.
IL. IN AD A
COATS, SHIRTS AND ALL KINDS
OF UNDERWEAR MADE TO ORDER
THE BEST TAILORING
FOR GENTS' SUITS.
Clothes Cleaning and Repairing.
P. O. Box 181. Kahulul, Maul. T. H.
CONTRACTOR, BUILDER AND
Call Honda for any Plumbing that la
to be done. All work neatly
done and satisfaction
VINEYARD STREET, WAILUKU
!; Shopping I IV LL
Permit jnt to be your Pur
: chasing Aient In Honolulu, buy
Ing any article that you desire,
; absolutely without any charge
!: for the service.. Describe what
l you want, and I'll be at careful
; in the buying at yourielf. Goods
:; sent on approval.
; Or, as I am very familiar with
Honolulu, I will accompany
shopping parties who visit the
MRS. JESSIE W. GOETZ
i; P. O. Box 60. Phono 5412.
'. Residence. 2336 Oahu Ave
Wireless address: "Shopper."
It Isn't Being Done Now.
"Jan is eo very romantic. She Bays
she's going right down on her knees
to beg her father to let her marry
"What's she waiting for?"
"For the style to change.'