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EVENIKQ BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. II., TUESDAY, JUNE 1C, 1908.
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ALOBA, MR. GARFIELD.
"We want Mr. anrficld to be to
Hawaii what Mr. Taft Is to the Phil
ippines." This remark passed by Former Sec
retary Atkinson epitomizes what Ha
waii expects of the Secretary of tho
Interior, and Hawaii has a reputa
tion for expecting much of Ita
llut first of all the people of tho
Territory aro unanimous In tho hope
that tho Secretary will havo a most
pleasant tour and get to tho bottom
of alt the matters on which he desires
The people of the Territory are
great petitioners, but they aro not
beggars. We believe that our needs
nre Important and we believe that
when they are all fully understood
by tho Executive and Leglslatlvo
branches of the Government our re
quests will be granted.
This has been the experience thus
far. Delays have been the result of
lack of Information, and Immediate
action lias followed a complete
knowledge of Hawaii's position gain
ed through personal Inspection. The
visits of tho Congressional parties
and of Cabinet Secretaries have prov
Mr. Garfield cannot, of course,
gain the intimate knowledge of Ha
waii, by going around Us principal
Islands In record-breaking tlrao that
Mr.' Taft has of tho Philippines, nor
it he' likely to liave that specially
warm feeling that a first Governor
would have for a section of the coun
try where"'he has helped in working
out a great problem.
His already ample stock of infor
mation, however, will be materially
Increased by a personal trip through
the country and an opportunity to
see how the people live and what they
look like, though It be but a passing
Of the domestic troubles In tb
Territory, the Secretary will probably
hear enough while at his headquar
ters In Washington. While here he
may get a passing encounter with
them, but that will serve only to
give him a taste of the day's work in
GARFIELD AND PUBLIC LANDS.
Opinions on the best method of set
tling land problems in Hawaii are
more diversified than the industries
of the Territory, and as mixed as its
Secretary Garfield In his inter
views given the Coast papers re
marked that the land administration
is In the hands of tho local authori
ties, and therefore he will not have
much to do with the Intimate detail
of land affairs In the Territory. As
head of the Federal land department,
however, we know that he will give
the land question careful thought and
First of all, everybody in Hawaii
wants the public lands of the Ten I
tory disposed so that the Territory .
shall become most speedily Amerl-1
Some believe that the Americani
zation can best be brought about by
giving homesteaders large areas
which one man cannot hope to culti
vate without the employment of Ori
ental labor for assistance, but which
with capital and labor he will de
velop. . t ,
Others aro convinced that the pub
lic lands, when devoted to the Amer
icanization policy should be settled
by homesteaders who will develop
them by their own labor, establish
Homes, and become permanent cltl
aens rather than absentee landlords.
1 The variety of diversified excep
tions to which the followers of the
two main divisions will give utter
ance are too numerous to mention.
One thing we all know: The land
I once alienated from tho control of
the people through their Government
i gone beyond recall. If, in disposing
t It, the Government hastens tho pas
kge of the land Into the hands of
We corporations employing gang
uor or into the possession of an
n people suffering from a great
1-hunger, we know that the cause ,
tracrlcanlsm is not best served, i
ie Secretary In hla travols will
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probably come In contact with all
phases of the land question. He will
see where the homesteader has start
ed and later sold out. He will see
where tho homesteader has gone on
the land to prove up and forthwith
leased his property and drawn down
the Income from another's labor. He
will find others who have homestead-
ed and remained.
He will see for himself, and apply
ing to his, observations the average
measure of American common sense,
we uelleio that ho will not drift far
from the conclusion that the working
population of any Bectlon of the coun
try establishes the standards of the
communities and the future citizen
If you want a country American
ized j on must foster a population of
workers who are cliglblo to become
merlcan citizens If jou can't get
the American citizens to do tho work
A large measure of theory docs not
change tho facts of history, and the
American Ideal Is opposed to largo or
small landlords controlling a subject
Hawaii Is unanimous on what it
needs. How to get It, is where the
lines become mixed and the way
It you are making your dividends
from Hawaii's prosperity, It is no
more than common Justice to Invest
In Hawaiian enterprises that are de
veloping old and new fields.
Honolulu greets the advance guard
of the Fleet. We shall be no more
cordial to the others that come
though considerably more noise will
.The stock reports suggest that ev
eryone Is loaded with a surfeit of
good things and wants neither to let
go nor take on more.
Exceptional Opportunity To Visit The
Only $25.00 for the round trip.
Steamer MAUNA KEA leaves Ho
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and returns Monday morning, June
22d. Only two das away from the
Nearly 24 hours at the Crater!
Territorial Surveyor Wall says
"There were 17 acres of real, active
fire In the pit of Halemaumau last
KAPAHULU Lot 11.000 so. ft.
Two bedroom cottage $1,100.
PUNCHBOWL SLOPE Prospect St.
Lot 75x125. Two story, 3 bed
room house. Lot well planted
with fruit trees $4,000.
MAN0A VALLEY Lot 100x150.
Two-bedroom cottage ...,$2,800.
PAWAA, King St. Lot 75x140.
Two-story, four bedroom house
Corner Fort and Merchant Streets.
We have for sale in up
per Nuuann Valley 14
acres of land with
house containing all
The property ii locat
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SjwA Ijmk IhoM
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Editor Evening Bulletin:
Will jou kindly Insert this nrtclle in
jour paper with a view to directing
your readers and tho people of the
Territory to a Just and fair consider
ation of Local Option or any liquor
question that may come before the
voters at tho coming election.
Although I am temporarily absent
from the Territory my heart and
substance is with you, and I for ono
would like to see the whole liquor
question let alono for once in the
history of Hawaiian leglslatlvo ses
sions. Forget it for two years.
Trust in the different Boards of
Commissioners who have full freedom
of action to regulate the traffic with
out causing any unjust or unneces
Do not bo led Into the Local 'Op
tion trap becauso It Is a hobby of ono
man or body of men.
If jou havo tho public weal at
heart keep the liquor question out ef
politics as much as possible.
Public opinion Is fickle: things arc
dono under Impulse that we wduld
have undone under more sober reflec
Towns have been voted dry in one
year only to be thrown wide open in
a short tlmo afterwards.
It will not bo fair. Just, or good
business principles to subject those
who deal In liquor to tho flcklo influ
ence of politics at every election; it
Is equally unfair and unjust to thoso
who desire to drink It. '
It seems to me to be extremely
Inconsistent to pass laws to encour
age the growth of grapes for the pur
pose of manufacturing wine and a
few years later, when these enter
prises are established, to pass anoth
er act forcing these people to work
politics In order to dispose of their
Consistency thou art a Jewel; I
am afraid this Jewel has been kank
ered by the bacteria of fanaticism.
Mark what I say: as Burely as a
particular Industry is singled out for
political agitation at every election,
Just as surely will it spread to oth
ers; some people may think this lat
ter Impossible, but there are more
ways than one to strangle n dog.
The Anti-Saloon Leaguo through
Its organ, the Advertiser, claims that
Local Option In method and principle
Is purely American, and for that rea
son should be adopted.
I most respectfully beg to differ
Any measure that Involves tho
spoliation and confiscation of an in-
We Now Carry
This is an especially good
number for large, well-built
dlvidual's property that has been au
thorized and brought Into existence
through the act of n provlous legisla
ture Is unfair, unjust and not In ac
cord with American principles.
No matter whether the amount in
volved bo ono dollar or ono million
of dollars, tho principle Is tho same;
tho poor man that loses ono dollar
Is equally Injured with the rich man
that loses one thousand.
In a question of rights tho Consti
tution of the United States makes no
distinction, and any measure adopt
ed by any Stato or Territory of tho
Union In order to bo American In
principle must conform to the pre
cepts as laid down by tho American
Constitution, which, In tho acquire
ment of property or tho freedom of
action equally protects the political
minority with the political majority.
The Local Option bill as Introduced
by the last Legislature was diametri
cally In opposition to the above pre
cepts of tho American Constitution
and Is tlicroVoro un-Amerlcnn.
Tho voters of the Territory havo n
perfect right through Its Legislature
under tho recognized rulings to pass
a Local Option bill or nn net prohib
iting tho Issuance of any Territorial
license but, under the recognized
American principles of honor and
Justice it has no right to pass an act
of spoliation and confiscation.
It must be borne In mind that no
license holder goes Into business and
establishes his property rights with
out tho authorization of tho people
through a legislative net, thereforo
It by a subsequent business his prop
erty and' perhaps his livelihood, ho Is
certainly entitled to bo reimbursed
for the losses he sustained (one
might say through the snare laid)
by such legislate e action.
To say that the people put- him In
business and the people can take It
away Is not sound politics or logic.
No government or legislature can
afford to play fast and loose with tho
people under Its control.
Tho argument that tho liquor bus
iness Is a police regulation and
thoso who go Into It do so only un
der sufferance, does not bar the obli
gation that one member of a commu
nity owes 1 6 another even though we
take this argument for granted,
which Is a very questionable ono.
I hope that If the liquor question
be brought up again for legislative
action it will recelvo tho due and
Just consideration that It or any oth
er property .rights are entitled to.
This can only be brought about by
a calm and. truthful investigation of
figures and facts gathered from all
parts of tho.Unlted Stntes by unblas
I believe no self-respecting cltl
ten that has any civic pride in him
would like to see the recurrence of
another episode like that which oc
curred before, tho House ot Repre
sentatives dnrlng their consideration
of the Local'Optlonwblll at the last
session when a number of Hawaiian
girls as well as Kuhlo were made
tools of to Influence an emotional
ote, but thanks to our morn self-
respecting and deliberative Senate
the bill was killed.
That episode was a typical exem
plification of the methods which the
total abstinence advocates employ to
carry their onds.
It Is proverbial that tho fanatic Is
never Just or truthful; he rides rough
shod over everything nnd everybody
until no reaches the object ot his pur
suit, no matter what destruction he
leaves In his wake.
Puritanism burnt witches at tho
stake; denounce that ungodly pud
ding plum. v
There is no telling when theso pre
carious moralists on Hawaii will de
nounce sugar, for so far as I know
there can be no alcohol made with
out first producing sugar, and, you
know, It Is always considered good
logic to begin at the root of nn evil.
However, In all seriousness, let us
hope that bigotry on any question be
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