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TUB HAWAIIAN STAR. IATUKDAY, MAY H, 111.
THE HAWAIIAN STAR
rublishcd erery afterneen (exoept Sunday) by tho Hawatlnn Star
iWewapapor Association, Ltd., Star Building, Morohant Btroet, Honolulu.
"WALTER Q. SMITH i
SATURDAY MAY 25, 1912
KHPUIiLIC OK DEMOCRACY?
If tho progressive movomont, so-called, Is to hnve Its way, It Ib hnrd
,to sco what will become of tho Institutions of tho republic over which the
pcoplp havo been so proud for five gonerntlonn and so confident of their
strongth and safoty. Wo now havo n ropresontatlvc government. It Is
ono which avoids tho dictatorship of a strong man on tho ono hand and the
foibles of mob caprice on tho other; and which compels dollboratlon at
every stop In the choice of temporary rulers or agents of popular rule, and
an independent Judiciary to keep the balance truo. This system of repre
sentative government has stood gigantic teste, Including that of civil war;
and It hns produced a growth In strength and prosperity in ono century,
which has culminated In more of both than any monarchy has built up in
five hundred years. And now It Is calmly proposed in tho name of patriot
ism, to overturn it all by socialistic experiments. Instead of selected con
ventions to nominate and deliberative legislatures to enact, there is pro
posed conventions to register tho capricious will of hasty primaries, and a
legislature whoso powers may bo superseded by the majority man with a
rubber stamp in a voting booth, with two minutes given him to unmake old
laws or niako new ones. Instead of a thoughtful and Impartial judiciary
jve m&y havo ono which may bo recalled or tho decisions of which may be
reversed by a voting proletariat; hence judges, who want to retain employ
ment,1 will be tempted to trim their sails to every wind of caprice and to
misinterpret the constitution to keep tho fickle favor of tho mob. Under
such a system the republic may easily go by default and a democracy grow
up which will tempt the same fato that has visited all denocraclcs from the
day of tho Achiaon League, to tho downfall of that French democracy which
invoked the Terror and finally accepted the rule of Napoleon as a means of
'escape from it.
"Back to the people," is the plausible cry of these innovators, but if we
had always gone back to tho people directly, Washington would have been
degraded in his second presidency to help Citizen Genet embroil this coun
try witn England while at peace with her; tho people of half the States
might, have foresworn tho war of 1812 after It had been declared; Lincoln
would havo been repudiated after tho failure of several northern campaigns;
McKlnley would have been voted down for not opening tho war with
Spain beforo tho country was ready for it; and a war with Japan might
havo been declared off-hand. That Is what comes of going back to the
people without tho intervention exercised between the thoughtless mob and
Its goal, by our wise system of checks and balances.
Progresslvenoss, so-called, has no known limitations. Ono cannot tell
how far Into socialism It might go. Oregon has a new proposition to make,
involving, It Is true, less widespread voting, but concentrating a state-wide
recall by a simplified recall system or the appointive power. Where the
Governor even appoints county officers, his recall would work a general
change. But hero is the detailed proposition as it comes from Oregon's
People's .Power League:
Cabinet system of government for the state with a state
, business manager on big salary to take general charge.
Governor and state auditor tho only state, officers to be
elected by tho people, others being appointed by tho governor.
.Sheriffs and district attorneys to be appointed by the gov
Board of three "directors" to rule in county government and
employ a county business manager, the latter to appoint other
, State senate to bo abolished.
i Sixty members of legislature to be elected by proportional
representation by the state at large.
Members of the legislature to hold power on roll call In
voting In proportion to the vote they received at the election.
Governor and defeated candidate for governor to be ex-officlo
members of legislature and hold largo voting power therein,
j' Entire legislature may be recalled and activities suspended
pending the recall vote.
ThlB concentrates the business of subverting tho old system, and If It
differs in mode it does not differ in kind from the subversion plans else
where in the domain of socialistic Insurgency.
To stand by the republic becomes thus a call of patriotism. It is com
mon fealty to the republic that Washington and Jefferson, Hamilton and
Adams left us; but to go the other way is to accept the advice of the Cum-
mlns's and the La Follettes as that of wiser men; and to lay the republic
itself as a burnt offering on the altar of socialism.
I3y WALT MASON.
I statu! for nil that's kooiI anil pure ant! this, our country, can't
cmiurc it you should turn tne ilown; bcnentli my coat and vest am
things I have a handsome pair of wings, and in my grip a crown
Unless you choose me as your guide you're pretty sure to wander widi
in morass, fen and swamp ; but if you choose me for your chief I'll lend
you from this gloom and grief to splendor and to pomp. All other can
didates who beg your votes and try to pull your leg are wolves in sheep's
array; on Virtue I have placed my brand; lruc Worth ts eating from
my hand, as horses cat their hay. 1 am the reepul s only friend ; if 1 m
defeated there's an end to all their earthly hopes;; the government our
fathers built will get the cleaver to the lult, and tumble through the
ropes. If I'm defeated anarchy will sweep this country of the free, our
homesteads be laid waste; tile liusbanumaii will wade in blood, the
clergyman throw gobs of mud, the printer cat his paste. The rivers all
will backward flow, the garden sass refuse to grow, there'll he no prunes
or figs; the blighted trees will wilt and die, the cows and wells will all
go dry, the hens will hatch out pigs. To dodge this dire catastrophe
you'll simply have to vote for mc' and help along my boom, for I alone
can be the shield, the sword and buckler you must wield to shun this
Copyright, 1912, by Georgo Matthew Adams. ' WALT MASON.
hour on tho stage during tho French Revolution, and tho experience In those
countries and periods was not such as would commend them to Americans
of the twentieth century. The recall of judges and Judicial decisions would
bring a reign of demagogy and of mob rulo which would disorganize our
whole Judicial machinery, and reduce our orderly system of law enforce
ment to the lovel of tho jurisprudence of the sand lots In the days of Denis
Tho framers of the American Constitution had the initiative and recall,
under other names, before them when they were engaged In fashioning
their charter, and they rejected them. As between "pure democracy" and
representative republicanism, they selected tho latter, and their follow
countrymen havo applauded their courage and wisdom. Frank Leslie's.
A. H. FORD I am having tho lot
over tho Public Service Association
cleaned up. If tho Press club likes
It, It can pay for It; if not, we will
BAGGAGE INSPECTOR CARTER
I am feeling a little bettor but dengue
leaves you very weak. About tho end
of next week I shall be feeling myself
GERRIT WILDER Hero are somo
ivoheo nuts from a nine-year-old tree.
Aren't they fine? Don't tell mo tint
twenty-five years are needed to make
lychee trees bear.
CAPTAIN BERGER I have been a
citizen as well as bandmaster. My
money has been spent in Honolulu
and here I have brought up and edu
cated my children.
DR. J. S. B. PRATT A clean-up day
for Honolulu Is just what the city
needs to give some of tho citizens a
jolt anB enable them to show others
whethor they have any public spirit or
dy Company will bo here In a couple ot
weeks and will play a limited engage
ment In Honolulu. Tho company ha
made good- In China, Japan and tha
Philippines, and that they will ba
warmly welcomed back here Is a cer
D. L. WITHINGTON In California
088,015 voters were registered for the
primaries. Roosevelt got but 135,000.
In Massachusetts, where Roosevelt got
200.000 votes when h ran for pres
ident, ho only got 81,000 In tho recent
tests. Tho voto In tho other States
was in the same proportion.
EG EN LOW All this talk you hear
about having tho board of supervisors
appointed by the Chamber of Com
nierco and the Merchants' Association
does not sound good to me. Look at
the commissions that have already
been appointed, they aro failures
when compared to our board.
DR. MINNETTE Bl'RNHAM I was
ami mar Mi mwmoh t grew more
ami HHfra attr ihs ttntrth f July
With It HltfRMIrfrtWMlnK mm!hi
Tho performances at the Liberty go
bo Hinoothly that tho company might
woll bo referred to an the Juven-oll
Tho ndvortlflomcnt for a lost brooch,
with "a duck In a diamond setting."
somehow romlnds ub of Farmer Weed
on's Crystal White Orpington settings
at ?2.00 per.
Honolulu Twenty-Five Years Hence.
Jim Murray dropped a sand-bag from
his aoropleno last Monday nnd killed
a forelgnow named Franconl. 31m
tnys It has proved a good ad. for him
as a candldnto for chlof-of-pollco.
A frultfly wfllch had
la that tin upaetal mmwlaatBiir te
lHr0tia ilia Oevarnnr will nut nlart
ail Tttamlar. Tlitt la tha Hoventh time
that the vlult has been toMponed ntid
the Governor wb thr.t Ills unrip, who
(Continued on Pngo F.vo )
Ill I I ! I I nr.Mn i
" Running on Howard time"
the highest praise the "old
man " can give. The new How
ard Special Railroad Dial has
a spread of numerals for everv nit mil f from t
wings throe feet and four Inches was to 6o around the dial. A glance
shot last Tuesday by the" airship agont' tells the number of minutes past
at Mnkapuu Point. It was carrying the hour.
off a toursop belonging to Harry Mills
Jr., Bradstrect's agent for tho wind-1
Tho ladjes of Honolulu havo finally
determined to put a .stop to the hill
board and acroboard nuisances. It was
calculated yesterday that there uro 380
miles of billboards In Honolulu and
that over 70 aeroplanes were out last
Sunday displaying church announce
ments. The ladies Ere up in arms
anybody's and say that the nuisance
The latest news from Washington
It us how you tho Howard Wlch.
Vtlce Jlitd hj printed ticket $33 to f ISO,
J. (l. H Vielra & go.
113 Hotel Street
J. E. Rocha
The New Gospel of War
General Bernhardt, a German soldier of high professional and literary
repute, Is preaching to his countrymen a new gospel of war. Those who
think with General Bernhardt are only too likely, wo fear, to dismiss all
unfavorable criticism abroad as natural but of no account, like the crltl
clsm tuat mignt bo passed upon tne narrow uy tno toau. But it is not, we
hope, in vain to suggest to tho greater part of tho German nation that tho
indignation which General Bernhardl's ideas must inevitably evoke In many
English minds Is not necessarily prompted by any antagonism to tho patriotic
inspiration which makes him believe In his own race. It was a great Ger
man thinker who said that tho tragedy of history lies in tho conflict be
tween right and right, not In the conflict between right and wrong. Every
nation worthy of tho name has in it some ingrained iconvictlon that It Is
"chosen of tho Lord." Patriotic literature in every language is full of that
assumption, and patriotic poetry we need only recall Mr. Rudyard Kipling's
"Recessional" has no more potent method of appeal. As Individual peoples
wo bellevo in our distinctive institutions, our intellectual and moral atmoS'
phere, our social organization, our general way of life, above all, in our own
tongue. To believe in theso is to desire In some measure that they may
spread and prevail, at least amongst the more virile peoples who divide
the ordering -of the world; und the British peoples, whose virility In this
respect has built itself so many citadels in different parts of the globe.
should bo the last to criticize a similar ambition In another race.
Were General Bernhardl's argument confined within these limits, it
would, we think, be unexceptionable, though many might regret the spirit
in which it was urged. But It Is a long stop further to contend, as he ap
pears to do, that any war must necessarily be right, and no deceit immoral,
even In time of peace, which may be called for in the Interest of war.
Thus regarded, war is not an evil to be avoided, but a good to bo pursued;
it Is not tho last extreme of statesmanship, but tho breath of Its nostrils
and the blood in its veins. Were General Bernhardt not a writer of au
thority and power, wo should hesitate to suggest that his views are shared
by any largo section of his countrymen; but General Bernhardl is widely
road, and he is only one of many writers who, with more or less ability,
adorn a similar theory. It is impossible that such arguments should be
widely followed In any country without to some extent prejudicing the
mental attitude of Its peoplo towards other powers, and General Bernhardl's
efforts make It easier to realize why so many Germans should have credited
1 1) this country last autumn with treacherous and sinister designs. A belief
In tho destinies of his own peoplo should make no patriot indifferent to the
general consclenco of his time, and patriots who urgo such Indifference, as,
tno secret of national strength must not be surprised to.seo their country's
statesmanship an object of Increasing suspicion to other . pQwers.-Lpndon
The "Pure Democracy" Delusion
Government which comprises tho Initiative, referendum and recall of
officials and of judicial decisions is government by impulse and caprice.
Romo's pleblscltum was tho initiative In Its essential form, while the recall
is tho ostracism of Athens under a now name. Both worked badly and were
ritRnnrriml. TIrwlr mnrlnrn nnnrllHnna nml In n ircnnf nn.tn.. im, i, tt-u.i
m ' - .... u ... M b, vuv imuuu llivu luu U1J11UU
I States they would work worso than they did In tho countries In which thov
In a crude but effective way the initiative and recall had their little
chagrined at an error which was mado
not. In tliA Star Innf 'nljrlil on, V... .l,ll.
O ' " H uj II .111. 11
GEORGE INGLE 1 boxed five I was mado to compliment tho man
rounds with Young Caples last night.1 agement of Y0 Liberty Theater on tho
It was the first tlmo that I over had showing made by tho Juvenile Bos
tho gloves on with him and ho cor-, tonlans. What I desired to commend
tainly has an awful wallop. I bellevo in my letter was Homer's Odyssey
that ho could beat do Mello. I and not tho lec show. Klnrtiv
JOHNNY MARTIN I used to play rect
- v" uo u. uoy ana waa. u HUTCHINSON It Is often
very ionu of tho game. I remember asked why white women complain of
that I it a ball once which broke a this climate and foel that a. trip to
pane of glass In an 'ot 'ouse. and 'ad the north is required after a lenuthv
""w-uuu-mi-pence or tne dam- resiaenco here. A now thporv hn
neen advanced, ono that Is apparently
I in i i ii i IH i i i li HI a il l I I 'i II III 1 1 II i ill Hi i i Hi
Smart and Snappy
All sorts of stylis
snapes in tne n
gun metal, black.
or patent; in button
lace: with scallops
foot snugly: give
height of comfoi
Look them over.
$4 to $6 everywhere
Lewi A. Croiiett, Inc., Maker
North Abington, Mum.
age I done,
SMITH Wo are at present straighten
ing out tho Frog Lano tangle which
has occupied the attention of the lega
department for some time, but It wll
not bo long now beforo everything i
arranged to tho satisfaction of all par
LANI MAGOON Tho Hughes Come
borne out by tho excellent health en.
Joyed by some of our lady residents.
It is that those peoplo who live in
stono houses are vigorous, ruddy an
enjoy tho best of health. Per contra
those who rcsldo in BO-called woodei
or frame houses aro tho persons who
must seek a colder climate at Inter
Under The Coconut Tree
By H. M. Ayres.
In answer to numerous Inquiries we
take pleasure in stating that the
mays smoklng-jacket taffled at the
May Peto last Saturday night wai
won by Chris Lewis.
I fa fine weather, as tho judge rc-
r.inrKed wiien he lmp.i&ud a Doaalt''
of $25 and costs for somo offouso or
Lanrornia has certainly got a firm
friend In S. T. Starrett
There aro three sexes
female sex and Insects.
How's this for an ad?:
HONOLULU IS GROWING.
, .".Thjp establishment will move soon
(6 .larger ijua'rters at tho corner of
King and Punchbowl ttreels'1
ts Honolulu a cometory1? '
Dlmond & Co. ought to have a crack
erjack baseball team. (Betcher eaa't
Tho rhinoceros bettle Is the latest
coconut pst to bo discovered. Wo
await with Impatience tho advent In
tho cano of tho hippopotamus-hopper.
Editor "It seems to mo that there
wero unlimited possibilities in that
fish story which camo across from
Hana tho other day,
Reporter Yes, indeed. I am sur
prised that the miraculous draught of
nsnea wasn't reported to bo infected
with the frultfly.
Editor Quito probable, if tho fish
Reporter I still llvo In hopes ' 6t
hearing that there haa been a storm In
Hana which blew tho roofs oft all the
houses nnd that tho latter wero re
chingled with dried fish. By tho way
what's tho matter with hanging a few
of thoso Hana fish on tho Coconut
Tree to dry?
Editor Nothing at all tho matter,
that's a dry place. ,
Reporter So It the .writer.
And then the band played that tune-
rui selection, "Tho Hint .That Didn't
immm mmm wtmme
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3w m mmrnsrri9n
in I I W V I
tan I Y ?
or mam i , i
and m US 'I'll i
We Deliver the Goods
37 CASES OF
CrossettXButton Boots and Oxfords
AT.--.--iT J . Of
gg luaiiuiaciureiS dnoe uo.
1051 Fort St.
Conductor to" old lady Pare, mam!
Old Lady Yes, young man; pleaso
put mo off there.
They don't sell false teeth by the
alter. (Ouch, my poor feelings!)
A seasoned player is naturally ex
pected to put up a peppery game,
Wonder what thoso Shriners shaved
their whiskers off for, anyway? Don't
all sneak at onco, ladles !
" " I
The local volcanoes are tuning up
7 30xtinct.ive.i ?t
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A transparent glycerin soap equal to the imported at ono
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Half pound cakes 15 cents
Two for-25 cents '
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