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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, THURSDAY, JUNIi 13, 1012.
THE HAWAIIAN STAR
mkllihed every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Star
wipper Association, Ltd., Star Building, Merchant Street, Honolulu.
WALTER Q. SMITH.
THURSDAY JUNK 13' 1912
IF ROOSEVELT SHOULD BOLT?
Claim everything, contest everything, seems to sevelt's plan
at Chicago, to he followed, if he does not get the jominauo n, by a bolt
This would make a much-divided contest like that of .1SG1, w ucli, .is
SuleXof American politics will recall brought out four camhdn
those of Lincoln, Doug as, Brcckcnndge and Bell. In 1$- cre
seven candidates he four first of whom were Grant, Greeley, (bolting
Rcmbnca. ), O'Conor and Black. Tour years kUer five men ran for
President. Tilden, Hayes. Peter Cooper Green Clay Smrth and Jan es
B. Walker. The same number aligned m 1880, Garfield,
Weaver, Dow and Phelps. In 1884 the line-up was Cleveland, Blame,
St John, Ben Butler and P. D. Wiggmton. Five nommws contested
the field n 1888, Cleveland. Harrison, Clinton B. Fisk Strec cr, Cowdry
and Curtis. In 1892, Cleveland, Harrison, Weaver, Bulwell andWmg
if1it the Prcsidcncv. There were six nominees m 1896, Mckinley,
Bmn (two nomhations for the latter). Levering. Palmer, Matchctt,
I S'y. Tot Tears afterward we had an eight-ply contest-McKm-lcy?
Bryan, Woblley. Barker, Debs, Maloncy, Leonard and Wallace
In 1904 there were Roosevelt, Parker. Debs, Swallow, Watson and
Corrigan, and in 1908. Taft. Bryan, Debs, Chafin, Watson, Gilhaus and
Hagen. Not since 1S6S. when Grant ran against Seymour, has there
been a clean-cut contest between two men.
Should Roosevelt bolt, the conditions would be similar to those
of 1872, when Horace Greeley, the Nestor of the Republican party,
bolted the nomination of Grant. At first Greeley had an enormous
voeue, but it fell off, month by month, until he was beaten. Greeley,
who had Democratic endorsement, got 47 electoral votes, which, as Ins
death intervened, were cast for B. Gratz Brown.
Roosevelt, if he bolts, will rely on his personal magnetism and his
record, to sweep the country, but it is by no means sure that he could
repeat the alleged successes of his primary campaign. The figures of
this contest show that he merely brought out the voting minority of
the party, assisted by Democrats, the majority staying at home as it
generally docs in a primary election. But in a presidential election the
vote is general and in such a crucial affair, Roosevelt could not be at
all certain of results, and might easily lose as Greeley did. At such a
time there could be little reliance on Democratic help; and with tlic
third term as an issue, the Republicans would have the same patriotic
incentive to vote against him that they had to prevent General Grant,
a greater man than Roosevelt has ever proved to be, from realizing the
!', IMPROVING KALAKAUA AVENUE.
The Star hopes that the ladies who are making and aiding plans
,0f public improvement, will keep watch and ward over all the trees
they may plant on Kalakaua avenue. In 1900 or thereabout, the Ter
ritory undertook to make the Ala Moana road a shaded driveway and
'a double line of cocoanut trees was planted all the way. The place
'was exceptionally good for such growths, as sandy soil, which keeps
the roots from being clogged with sour soil, is preferred for cocoa
huts. The plants came up hardily and flourished for about six months,
i when the watering ceased and they gradually died. Some of them
.were stolen and carried away and are now beautifying places about
.town where the thieves sold them for what they could get.
: It is well to plant cocoanut palms along Kalakaua avenue, unless
'something better can be found, but whatever is planted should be
Iwatched and tended. Each tree will not only need water, regularly,
and cultivation, but it will need police protection as well; and if an
official gardener could be had for the parkway and the side trees alike,
so much the better. But for neglect, the Ala Moana road today, with
its incomparable view of mountains and sea, might be Honolulu's
Prado, and if the right care is given Kalakaua avenue growths, an
other ten years will have made that boulevard a show-place.
We do not concur in the opinion that the reading of adventurous
literature by small boys develops a taste for books that are not worth
while, any more than we should agree with the view that an early
habit of going barefooted and eating green mangoes produces a man
who leaves his shoes off whenever he goes out and preters trashy to
wholesome food on his table.
The first thing to do with a boy's reading is to inspire his interest
in it, and this can't be done without yielding somewhat to 3 boy's
natural tastes. If you start him on goody-goody books he won't do
much reading at all; and it is better for him to read something than
nothing. The parents need not take alarm if "Daredevil Dick" or the
"Red Rover of the Spanish Main" be his first favorite. That is all
right if it awakens a desire in his soul to do things in life. Later he
will read something in the "Oliver Optic" class and have his taste
improved to the limit of his juvenile
expands and his mind calls for
Don't 'think he will always want
more than a play-going youngster who begins with melodrama and
negro minstrels will prefer them when his growing experience in life
brings him to the high levels of
There is such a thing as too
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under a private tutor. What that youngster needs to fit him for life's
patties is a public school experience. There he meets his future com
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be ashamed of himself and reform, if for nothing more than to escape
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By WALT MASON.
I push the mower o'er the lawn, I push it to and fro, and sigh for
happy days long gone when I could shovel snow. I strain like Dobbin
in his tugs along the mower's track, and divers kinds of ants and bugs
arc crawling up my back. The chiggcrs on my legs have fed until
those legs are wrecked ; the sun beats down upon my head and fries my
intellect. Ah, lamentations loud I raise as o'er the lawn I go, and weep
for happy vanished days, when I could shovel snow I O winter is the
joyous time! There's nothing half so sweet 1 To have your face in
cased in rime, your whiskers full of sleet 1 No weeds to pull, no grass
to mow, no bugs to sting or bite, but just to gambol in the snow and
thaw your feet at night ! I mow along in sun and shade, the cogwheels
screech and hum, and bits of wire get in the blade and knock it out of
plumb. I hew the tall and luscious grass and groan and shriek and
cuss, and say : "Things reach a pretty pass when man must labor thus 1
I'll file objections never more when wintry blizzards blow; and never
will my head be sore when I must shovel snow!"
Copyright, 1912, by George Matthew Adams. WALT MASON.
saved him. The strike in the office of the New York Tribune, the
chief organ of Mr. Blaine, cost the latter more- than 1200 votes. The
unhappy alliteration of Dr. Burchard, about "rum, Romanism and re
bellion," cost him thousands of supporters. Mr. Blaine's "Bclshazzar's
feast." with the New York plutocrats, on his return from the West,
proved to be an expensive political luxury. But of the things that
weighed most against the Republican candidate in the final test of the
Presidential scales was the popular vote for John' P. St. John.
Witli a man of Portuguese descent to preside over the Fourth of
July celebration here, with Chinese ladies to decorate the stage, with an
American to speak and a Japanese girl to read the Declaration of
Independence, Honolulu will have a Fourth of which the mainland
press may have occasion to sit up and take notice.
Apropos of speed in leaving this harbor and its effects on moored
shipping, it is recalled that the suction from the departing Titanic on
her last voyage, tore the American liner St." Louis from her wharf.
Regarding Emil Berndt's jeform plan, it goes without the saying
that no city ever more needed a business manager than this one does.
Why not have one for mayor, with legislation to back him up?
If it turns out to be true that radium is the heat source of Kilauea,
the traditional tamcness of that volcano may be readily explained.
Bolt, bolt? We thought that Roosevelt was sure of a nomination
on the first ballot?
HENRY VAN GIESON At the rate
of one or two a day it will take quite
a whl i to register the four thousand
or thereabout of voters still holding
J. W. BAINS Hllo is a fine place
to live In, although it feels strange
to be out of tho newspaper game. I
suppose I shall have to "come back"
CUSTOMS OFFICER BAIRD (Hllo)
This story about Tidwell cutting put
Hllo as a port of entry had me gues
sing for some time. I am glad it Is
HARBORMASTER POSTER Ev
ery Thursday morning I have about
six stories in tho papers. I shall
have to stop going to the harbor com
JOSHUA TUCKER No, we have to
be very careful about giving any Infer-
(Continued from Pago II
Big Lines Coming.
Another matter that must be taken
Into consideration Is the fact that four
of the largest steamship companies
now running to Australia will un
doubtedly rae the Panama canal as a
route. Already the P. & O. and tho
Orient companies have been discuss
ing the matter and Sir Kenneth Ander
son, managing director of tho last-
named company, passed through hero
on a trip of Inspection in tho Malcura
It is taken 0.3 a matter of course by
tho Australian press that the White
Star line will come through the canal
Instead of taking the roundabout route
via South Africa. The Nord Deutscher
Ii'.oyd is also understood to bo looking
Into tho matter of running its boats
Big Boats for C.-A.
With all this competition in view tho
Oceanic line, if it hopes to make a
Eiiccess, must bo able to guarantee its
steamers and not leave tho matter to
The Union company, which controls
tho Canadian-Australian line, has al
reaa'y ordered a mammoth liner of
13,.r)00 tons which should be on tho run
between Sydney and Vancouver about
February of next year. Details of this
boat were published In tho Star about
six weeks ngo. Tho Huddart-Parker
Line, which also has an Interest in the
C.-A, run, has ordered a flister vessel
and tho competition will bo keen.
At the same time there can bo no
doubt that the Sonoma Is tho finest
vessel on the run at tho present tlmo
and will with her sister ships be able
to keep hold of tho trade when onco
Will Boom Honolulu.
Incio'entoliy all thta means a great
deal for Honolulu in tho future and tho
present harbor facilities will have to
bo greatly altered to meet the demand
that will ho created by tho coming of
tho big lines with their palatial
matlon in regard' to the land depart
ment's doings, because if we were to
be misquoted International complica
tions might ensue.
D. L. CONKLING No, we didn't
have to confiscate any automobiles
upon which the owners had not paid
tbolr tax because aa soon as the own
ers saw we meant business they nearly
created a rlbfin trying to pay' their
ARTHUR G. SMITH The traction
company has until 12 o'clock today to
file its authorities with th6 court and.
after the court has had a chance to
look them over, a decision In regard
to the possibility of entering judgment
will be rendered.
JOEL COHEN Many a man
wouldn't talte his wife to a show if he
knew that he wasn't allowed to smoke.
I consider that In this climate tho
presence of tobacco smoke in a large
gathering of people acts as a disin
fectant and germ destroyer.
EMIL BERNDT The donors of the
Halolwa Marathon cup put no time
limit in the governing conditions. All
they want is to know that a man has
finished fairly and squarely in the first
ha'.f dozen in three contests. To such
competitor the trophy belongs.
EDDIE FERNANDEZ The Kenne
dy soccer trophy was won twice by
Hllo and onco by a Honolulu team. I
understand that the Hllo boys pre
sented tho cup back to Mr. Kennedy,
tho donor, after winning It twice, as a
token of appreciation and esteem.
3. 11. SCHNACK What kind of a
building law have we got? For any
thing ccitlng over a thousand dollars
specifications mutt be filed, but there
Is no restriction whatever on the cheap
shacks going up on every hand. It
would seem the law was made for tho
benefit of architects.
MR. A. G. TOWNE (ot San Fran
cisco, by letter) I had a very pleas
ant trip to Panama. Was about twen-
ty-threo days away from New York
and about five or six weeks from San
A most attractive decorative
novelty which can bo used
on any room of ordinary sfze
without repetition of design.
Those friezes are reproduC'
tions of beautiful paintings
by famous artists.
Nursery friezes and panels
hewers SFCooke, Ltd
177 So. King St.
FranclBco. It was quite warm anil
damp down there, and not as nlco a
country as Hawaii.
The Pacific Engineering Company
was yesterday awarded tho contract
for building tho Punnhou dormitory
for $!)0,000. Tho Lord-Young Con
struction Company's bid was about
$3800 lower. The now dormitory Is
to roplaco tho one destroyed by flro
Bisfiop Hail, Oafiu Collage
TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 18.
GRAND PAGEANT OF 1912
In Moving Pictures
THE KINDERGARTEN FETE
In Thomas Square
THE VOLCANO OF KILAUEA
Aud a Itaro Collection of Choice
AN EVENING IN HAWAII
PROMPTLY AT 8
Admission 25 and SO Cents
NO RESERVED SEATS.
A New Stock f
12 Size Howard
Just Arrived S
This is the watch most sought 2
for, because It Is thin model, up
to date and reliable.
We Are Agents For Howards.
J. B. It. Vieira & So.
113 Hotel Street
Householders are requested to start
at onco by cleaning their yards and
disposing of all rubbish.
Particular attention Is called to dis
posing of mangoes. These should be
collected and burned.
Oahu Central Improve
Wl Duplex Durham Demonstrating
BRVaS RaZOr Absolutely safe. Built after jfflJM
IjBj Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd Vl
about a year ago. it will bo'of per
manent construction and will bo ono
of tho (Incut buildings In tho Oahu
Anything In basket and bouquot
work with class ribbons at reasonable)
mrs- E. pi. Taylor, Florist
Hotel St opposite Alex. Young Cafe.
MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 17TH
The Famous Contralto
Seats on sale Wednes
day morning, June 12th
at 9 o'clock, At the Ha
waii Promotion Rooms,
Prices: Orchestra, $1.50; Dress
Circle, $1.00; Dalcony, first row, $1.00;
Balcony, 75c; Gallery, 50c.
For Street Wear
Black Gun-Metal Calf or Pat
ent Colt Both for street
wear. The new heel and
Crossett's Newest Last
PRICE - $5.00
1051 Fort St. Tel. 1782.
House on Green Street.
Two Bedrooms $45 per month.
0 House on Kewalo Street.
$ Three bedrooms $75 per month
Bishop Trust Co., Ltd.
i 1 1 1 '" " i i m
J. E. Rocha
Elite Building. Hotel 81,
"The 8tore for Good Clothes."
SUva s Toggery
Elks' Building. King St
HAWAII & SOUTH 8EAB
Yes, he never expected to bo, as ho
failed to tako out a
Before you sail, why not do the wlw
thing and get some real protection?
T r u j.t
922 FORT KTIUSBTL
HOUSES FOR RENT.
Tantalus, 3brs $ 40.00-'
Kalmuki, 8th ave, 3brs... 40.00
Kalia rd, 2brs 20.00 .
Gulick ave., 2 brs 25.00 ,
Kinau at, 3brs 60.00
Kahala beach, lbr and sleep
ing porch 105.00 '
Nuuanu st., Gbrs 75.00 '
Kalakaua ave., 3brs 32.50
Pacific Heights, 5brs .... 100.00
Beretania st, 4brs 75.00
College Hills, 3bra 75.00 '.
Wahiawa, 2brs 35.00
Wahiawa, lbr 30.00
Kahala, 2brs 35.00
Walpio, 3brs J12.OO
Wilder ave., 6brs 50.00
King st, 2brs 22.50
King st, 2brs 20.00
Lunalllo st, 3brs 30.00
Kalmuki, Maunaloa ave.,
Cor. Beckley and Kali- "' '
hi rd, 4brs 35.00 c
TRENT TRU8T CO, lW
Instant communication with th
ether islands and ships at sea
Large terraced lot, cor. Magazine
and Spencer sts. Well improved and
Lots at Palolo Valley and Wilhol
nilna Wse, $500 and up.
Story and half house on Kinau st,
3 bedrooms, parlor, dining room,
kitchen, bathroom, servants' quarter
and garage, $3500.
Makiki st, 2 bedrooms..; $50.oo
1015 Kalakaua ave., 3 bedrooms 50.00
Keeaumoku st 2 bederoome... 60.00
Pllkoi st. nr. King, 3 bodroomi
Kalihl rd. and Beckley st, 4
Palolo Hill, l bedroom, to Oct
Kalakaua ave., 4 bedrooms.... 45.00
Judd st, 3 bedrooms , 50.00
Matlock ave., 2 bedrooms 27.50
Lunalllo st, 3 bedrooms 30.00
Lunalllo st, 3 bedrooms 35.00
Beretania Bt, 3 bedrooms 27.50
HENRY WATERHOUSE TRU8T
Corner Fort and Merchant 8t.