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THE MAUI NEWS,
RIDAY, MAY 24, 1918.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
The Pardon Of Bartlett
Covernor Pinkhnni draws near the
close of his four years in office with
the most surprlsiiiR ilrt of his admin
istration the pardon of Charles G.
It is more than surprising it is
Harden left Honolulu tinder n
cloud of frenzied finance with brew
ery money n cloud that deepened
Into an ineffaceable Mot when the
territorial grand Jury found six indict
ments anainst him for emhlezzlement.
Since then he has been a fugitive
or justice, reported now in Mexico,
now in Central America, now in
Chile, the object, of police search.
Ilranded by the grand jury and in
public opinion as a coldblooded and
conscienceless crook who double
crossed his associates and looted the
firm of which he was the executive
head, he never returned to face the
charges. His guilt, never establish
ed by trial, was tacitly admitted in
his failure to demand a hearing on
the ugly accusations.
Three years he has been a fugi
tive from the law. Now the governor
wipes out the indictment and Bart
lett goes scot-free.
The governor's reasons are simple
and his act is perfectly understand
able. He has been appealed to on
the basis that Hartlett's three chil
dren and Hartlett's aged mother may
be left destitute, that the fugitive
should be allowed to return and sup
The governor was confronted with
an issue between justice and senti
ment, and sentiment won the day.
The governor's act, however ' as
tounding, is understandable in this
plan evidence of the triumph of emo
tionalism over judgment. Anyone
who reads the governor's message of
last Tuesday will have no difficulty in
picturing the man who wrote that
message as the man who listened to
appeals to pardon Bartlett, and yield
ed to them.
Ferhaps it sounds harsh, perhaps,
it sound cold and cruel, to speak thus
when there is a question of an aged
mother and three destitute children,
but there Is more, at stake than per
mission for Bartlett to return and sup
port these dependents, liehinds the
indictment of Bartlett there was a
whole mass of unexplained activities
in questionable financial deals and
So long as these indictments stood,
there remained the chance that some
day the rumors and half-whispered
accusations might be run to earth,
and, if Bartlett was not alone in these
questionable deals and sub-rosa pol
itics, his associates in wrong-doing
might be run to earth also.
The pardon closes his mouth. It
Is a good bargain for him to keep
it closed. That act of the governor's
has a far wider effect than to allow
Bartlett to return to the United
States. It ends forever, in all likeli
hood, the possibility of clearing up
the "brewery scandal."
And there is yet more in the gov
nor's act. It adds to the number of
embezzlers of influential connections
here in Hawaii who have not been
put behind the bars, who have "got
off easy." For Bartlett, looter of
brewery funds, dabbler in unexplain
ed deals of booze and politics, has
undoubtedly "got off easy." Star
Exception Proves The Rule
After all, the Robinson case, on
Kauai has its redeeming feature. It
has not been an unmitigated evil,
even for the Garden Island I should
say, particularly for the Garden Is
land. It has been the one thing ne
cessary to furnish the sordid back
grounds for the otherwise bright re-
cord made on Kauai, the "Feudal Is
land," the no-called Gcman-corner in
The fact that on that Island there
lives a kamaaina family of vast
wealth, social prestige and thereto
fore wide influence, which Is today
looked down upon nnd scorned by
the humblest bare-footed Filipino in
the road, demonstrates the soundness
of the Kauai heart. The fact of the
Robinsons has spurred Kauai on to
outdo herself in the Liberty Loan, to
strive for a new record in the Red
Cross drive, to develop her manifesta
tions of patriotism to the utmost.
The shame of ' the Itobinsons has
been Kauai's great incentive.
The frankness with which Kauai
ans acknowledge the chagrin they all
experience in the desperate efforts of
the Robinson boys to escape mili
tary service is the best evidence of
the fact that the evil of sanctity
which had been drawn between the
hoi polloi and the "first families" of
the Tight Little Island has been rent
and swept away and that Democracy
has made a new conquest. When
the "common people" of Kauai decor
ate the Robinson premises with
"Slacker" signs it indicates that the
divine right of kings has been given
another solar plexus.
Good for Kauai! It has shown
that it is not afraid to tackle its own
failures and show them up, and that's
the test today of real Americanism.
P. C. Advertiser.
Our "Yellow Peril"
We have now on record four court
decisions favorable to the contention
of the Filipinos that they are eligible
for naturalization as citizens of the
United States, with one court deci
sion to the contrary. The contrary
decision was rendered in the federal
court here by Judge Vaughan and in
the same court Former Judge demons
rendered a prior decision in favor of
a Filipino applicant. Backing up
Judge demons, a recent decision
was rendered by Judge Morrow of
the Ninth Appeal Court, sitting as a
judge of the federal circuit court in
California. Circuit Judge Edings, on
the Maui bench, decided in favor of
the Filipinos. The latest decision,
rendered in connection with an ap
plication of a Filipino for a license to
practise before the territorial courts,
was handed down yesterday by Circuit
Judges Aphford, Heen and Edings,
sitting as an appelate court.
The matter of the eligibility of
Filipinos for naturalization is some
tiling directly and 'vitally afflecting
Hawaii, and the sooner the matter is
taken to the Supreme Court of thet
United States and definitely decided
the better. There are today well
over twenty thousand Filipinos in
this Territory, the statistics of 1916
of the board of health, the latest
officials figures available, giving the
number then at 19,100. Easily fifty
percent of the resident Filipinos could
qualify as voters if naturalized. Such
a voting unit could radically change
our whole political conditions, and
it seems almost a certainly that the
Filipino vote would be swung with
much more unity than that of any
other section of our mixed population.
If it is to be definitely settled that
the Filipinos are eligible to become
citizens and voters, the sooner we
know it the better. We ought to
have it dpfinitelyy settled before
enough more such prospective voters
are brought here to outvote all the
rest of us and turn us politically in
to a back alley of the City of Mani
la. We cannot overlook the fact that
the great bulk of the Filipinos being
brought here do not even represent
the average of the Filipino race and
that we are very seriously risking
our political birthright for a mess of
cane sugar pottage.-ser.
From The New Governor
Col. McCarthy's address to the
students of the College of Hawaii
yesterday may be called an ante
inaugural message, since he gave a
forecast of plans nnd policies for the
new gubernatorial administration.
In a few words and quite informal- ,
ly, yet with significant emphasis on
leading points, Col. McCarthy told
the students and faculty that the in-j
dependent voter and thinker is an
increasing power in the land. He
pointed out that the extreme par
tisan type of politics is dying out; I
and in its place is coming a broader,
deeper, more useful type, that which j
aims at serving country first and
party as a secondary consideration. I
Turning more definitely to his
ideas of governing Hawaii, he said
that, the chief executive of the terri
tory should outline the general pol
icies to be followed, and that the de
tails of these policies should be work
ed out by the heads of departments,
the governor holding the department
heads strictlyy responsible for re
The new governor's theory of
ministration appeals to all that
progressive, sound and hopeful
territorial affairs. Extreme partisan
ship is certainly on the decline: in a
few years more it will be discredited
as a political tenet. The new gov
ernor has already made it plain to
those who have talked with him that
blind partisanship will have no place
in his scheme of operating the terri
torial government, and further, that
he is not to he cajoled or bulldozed
into appointing men to office simply
because they are Democrats.
Of course, his plan to leave details
of departments to the department
heads and hold them responsible for
results depends on the men he ap
points to office. Up to date, his pro
posed "cabinet." has given quite gen
eral satisfaction, though Hawaii
would not be Hawaii were there not
some differences of opinion on per
-P. C. Advert!-cultivation must fence his growing
I What was right and just in the old
days of communal occupancy of the
public domain is neither just nor
righteous in these times of individual
land ownership. The majority of the
mainland States have recognized the
equity of the farmers' position, as
Regards the ancient usages ;of the
rattle owner, and have passed laws
compelling cattle owners to fence in,
releasing the farmer from his obliga
tion to fence out.
The law, or lack of laws, now per
mits any man who has a 5-acre home
stead in the middle of a thickly set
'led agricultural community to keep
a hundred head of cattle, grazing
them on the public roads and in his
neighbors' fields as long as he can
"get away with It." This has been
one of the main drawbacks to the
establishment of a wide range of
diversified farming in districts like
the two Konas on this Island. Hilo
j Entered Of Record
Way To Allot Hackfeld Stock
The secretary of the treasury hav
ing cancelled the charter of a nation
al bank because It was discovered
that the directors had made only no
minal subscriptions to the Liberty
Loan and had pinched their giving to
the Red Cross, we hope the preced
ent will be followed when the busi
ness of Hackfeld & Co., Is American
ized on the plan of the custodian of
enemy alien property. We suggest
that the subscribers to the stock of
the .reorganization be alloted stock
on the basis of their Liberty Bond
and Red Cross totals. According to
what we have heard, some who howl
ed the loudest about the "camouflag
ing" of the last erorganization were
the ones who dodged the quickest
when the Red Cross canvassers hove
in sight. P. C. Advertiser.
Fencing In And Fencing Out
An amendment to the laws of the
Territory of Immediate and direct
importance to farmers would be to
make it necessary for stockmen to
fence in their cattle. As the law
now stands the boot is on the other
foot. The farmer has to fence out
his neighbor's livestock.
To be specific, the political influ
ence of the graziers has hitherto pre
vented the enactment of a law that
would protect the cultivators, so that
the only basic law governing in the
premises is the old Common Law.
That, as we know, Is based on the
customs of English farmers of a thou
sand years ago when the tillers of
the soil lived together in villages.
The lands beyond the village bound
aries was subject to use in common,
and as most of their personal proper
ty was livestock, the villiagers of
those ancient times agreed among
themselves that any man who wanted
to use a part of the "commons" for
The percentage of alcohol in Mil
waukee beer may have been reduced,
but it seems there's still enough of it
to make the Milwaukee voter act
foolish. Macon Telegraph.
Unlucky Fisherman "Boy, will you
sell that big string of fish you are
Boy "No, but I'll take yer pitcher
holdin' it for fifty cents." Judge.
KUKAIA to Hat tie K. Pnnilanl, int.
In Ap. 2 of R. P. 1752 Kul. 10968
Lapakca, Lahaina, Maui, May 6,
1918. $1 and love.
JOE BOTE1LHO & WF. to M. F.
Tavarcs, 2 A land, Puuomalei, Maui
May 8, 1918. $800.
MARY K. LAKE & HSB. (C.) to
William Hoopii, int. in premises,
Olowalu, Lahaina, Maui, Apr. 15,
MRS. MAKAEHA WELAKAILI &
HSU. to Mrs. Emma K. Poopaa, int.
in R. P. 2180 Kul. 5379 & int. in
hui land, Pauwela, Hamakualoa,
Maui, Apr. 27, 1918. $25.
MABEL W. P. SCHUTTE & HSB.
(W. P.) et. al. to Jerry Burns.
int. in Grs. 1444, 1445 & 1455, Kai-
lua, Kula, Maui, Apr. 20, 1918. $250.
JAMES L. COKE & WF. to Annie
Kealoha, int. in Gr. 1499, Mooikl,
Makena, Jan. 21, 1918. $100.
HELEN KAHALE & HSB. (E.) to
Mrs. Koana Maielua, int. in Ap. 3
of R. P. 1173 Kul. 5912, Puako, aL-
haina, Maul, $1 and love.
JAMES MAUAE & WF. et. als. to
Est. of Henry P. Baldwin Trs. of
Int. in shares in hul lands. Maile
pai. (Kaanapali, Maui), Apr. 25,
KEAKAHIWA KUKOA (widow) to
Nahenahe K. Ulu, pc. land, Kuele,
Wailau. Molokai, May 2, 1918. $10
BEKE IHIHI to Lucy n Furtado Int.
in por. Kul. 8520 Halakaa, Lahaina,
Maul, Apr: 10, 1918 $1100.
W. L. DECOTO & WF. to A. D. Fur
tado, Int. In por. R. P. 1943 ' Kul.'
387 and pes. land, Apr. 30, 1918.
KUPA PIOHIA to Mrs. Elena Wahia,
1 A in hui land, Pauwela, Hama-
kualoa, Maui, May 18, 1918. $100.
JOE L1IAEHU to John Pachecco, R.
P. 1457 Hanawana, Hamakualoa,
Maui, Mav 13, 1918. $82.
HENRY N. RANGE & WF. to Henry
C. Mossman Tr. 1 2-100 A of R.' P.
6163 Kul. 3457 Waiehu, Wailuku,
Maul, Mav 20, 1918. $350.
KAHALEOLE to Harry H. Allen, Int.
in pc. land, Waikapu, Maui, Dec.
18, 1908. $1 and love.
Bill Of Sale
C. H. McBRIDE to F. M. Kiley, Ford
Automobile, Wailuku, Maui, May
20, 1918. $240.
POONOONOO HALE & HSB. to
Bank of Maui, Ltd., pes. land, Kai-
ahi, Waihee, Maul, Mav 7, 1918
W. A. BALDWIN & WF. to Bank of
Maui, Ltd., Lot 48 Gr. 7002, Kaupa
kalua, (Ilamaknapoko), Maul, Apr.
Avoid This Motto, Boys
"What is the correct translation of
the motto of that, lovely ring you gave
He "Faithful to the last."
She "The last! How horrid! And
you've always told me before that I
was the very first!" Minneapolis
King Alexander Of Greece Visiting The
Sector In Macedonia Held By The British
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This is the first photograph to i.rrive in this country showing King Alexander of Greece in center-
visiting the British sector on the Macedonian front. He is shown arrivii.g on the parade ground aocompanl-
d by the coiiliiaiidcr in chief of the British Saloniki forces and his staff. This British official photograph is
thought to be Ine first of l lie king to arrive in this country since his succession to the throne after Constantine
A Great Battle?
A i tend one of the FREK meetings to lie held on Maui Saturday, Sun
day and Monday and you will hear one described so vividly that
in your mind you can all but hear the roar of artillery, the rattle
of machine guns, the savage yells of the combatants, and see them
as they dash across "no-man's-land" in a do or die charge.
CAl'TAIN A. J. I'EQIJICGXAT, Canadian officer, fresh from the
front will do this.
W. J. SHERMAN, Y. M. C. A. worker at the front for 3 years will
tell a wonderful, thrilling human story of his experiences which
kept him much of the time close behind the firing line.
Attend all of the meetings you can it will repay you.
Here are the places
SATURDAY, May 25, 5 p. m., Haiku Community Fair, Kuiaha School
SATURDAY, May 25, 8 p. m Kahului Theater. BIG MASS MEET
ING. SUNDAY, May 26, 11 a. m., Makawao Union Church.
SUNDAY, May 26, 7: 30 p. m., Wailuku Union Church.
MONDAY AFTERNOON, Eahainaluna School.
MONDAY EVENING, Lahaina Court House.
Come, and hear the MOB SINGING.
These meetings are under the auspices of
Maui Branch, Hawaiian Vigilance Corps, American
was forced til kbdicato.