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EVENING BULLETIN, .HONOLULU, T.-H MONDAY, DEC. 28, 1008:
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2 At 120 King Btrtet;Hoaclnln.iTtrritory of Htwiil
w fally mry day except Sundtj. Weekly rimed on Tuesday of eack week.
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Tcr Year, postpaid, lorcitD 13. oo
CIRCULATION LARGEST OP ANY NEWPAPEB PUBLISHED
in the Territory 'of Hawaii. .
rp i J Editorial Rooms, - 185
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J Visitors art- comliiB to town
" " jM
one, need lack fprn home now
tliallnS Knpaa town lota ate on tlioi
If jou Know of ttli tlilnK that will
i nlil life jowl work of hclnlng'Hono-
lulu grow, ilo It.
) Tor once Roosevelt reserves his
I opinion and waits foretho llnnl Judg-
lueiit of the court.' ' .
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I That Immigration conference np-
k lxjars.to have been very.jmtlsfQcJory.
Now we want the Immigrants.
i Here's hoping the new police fdrco
' will be able (o discover the burglar
i who left his hat and shoes for Idcn-
jj tlflcation purposes. -
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j There's no great loss wrthout-eomc
gain. Local labor agitation will hast-
I. en tho march of European Imml-
grants In this direction. c v "
Ileforc the Organic Act Is changed
i- let us get full Information on what
tt ; the changes arc and how general the
iiunsiurinuiion is iu ue.
Labor Is aroused because the men
nml Institutions of great wealth get
ort with heavy fine but labor leaders
are supposccd to go to Jail.
1 attention. He could write n most
exciting nrtlclejon how millions may
c made from watered stock If ho
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ueuucsis ipr uig sums lor rcan
K I Ilurbortshciuld not cause tho business
X organizations to forget that money
' is needed to continue the work on
S-X.1 lunattihi l.arbor. . ' " "'- "
nv' i I l m
. Opportunity for Investment' of
largo and small capital Is not lack
Ing In Honolulu real estate or Hono
lulu stocks. It Is nlwajs well to
help jour own town grow.
We shall soon learn whether a
thange In tho head of the pollco tic
partment will result In tho capture
of burglars, or n complcto reorgani
zation of the detective force Is need
I Allow the sugar Bchedulo itoj 're
( main unchanged and admit, products
Lllf the Philippines free. This Is what
rrr-thC: tatlfr"revlsfon program. Is likely
to bring about, and Hawaii need not
"! Agitators appear to -b doing nil
j'-thp demanding In the hlghcr-wrige
'campaign. Their success or failure
will depend .011 their ability to create
"Jdlscout$nt among people now 'doing
well und'tatlsfted. '
; jf Therd-ls no doubl that tho Odydrn-
y jr tins done much good work In
.vasiungion. J no people win ue yet
,ter satlsflcdlwhen tho C,hlotKxecu-
imbllo In his (jonrjdenco when he, is
fiirorklugonVninttorsiof ;pubJ4c fcuii-
t The cablegram of the Democrats Js
Vnlkelv to nut the Orennlc Act nmend-
tpmeilts on a political basis, nnd 'this Is
frto bo regretted. Difficulty of. this
jvlmracter could have been forestalled
fby full publicity regarding the ,0c,
j'ganle Act program bofore tho bill was
Q 1 iiim, . l.
i) TJio charge that one paper Ib get
rfjtlng n subsidy from the Planters' As
sociation Is probably born of iMles'ire
to convince the planters that a 'Bub
?Jhldy would be acceptable to the per
sons making tho assertion. Tho
wholo" proposition has .all the e'ar--tmnrks
of a hnbl-un.
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HELPING H1L0 GRUW.
$ Illlo buklnets men in particular
tuul the Territory In general ore to
'jni congratulated on the movement to;
,i)iit new llfo.hnd glvi stf o;ijci; tjj. Ijr-i
.ftctor to the Hllo Hourd of Trade,
i,t Is, to be honed that the nresent
teVFViJU?.wU-aMiiMaartfinihiiiiltlfi matters Is'nlwayrf Ipn spasm
igrmvlnB Intel eats of Illlo are Impor
' tant enough to command the con-
l--iMbtmu ntlenuon oi-nn nrguuuaiiou 01
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PAYABLE Of ADYASCE.
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rt Year, aiylicre In U S. ....,. I.oo
Pel Year, ti)whtt In Canada.,. I.flo
Pcrtcar roatjald, (ortljn 3.oo
Efiterfd At th.rosloffit n'MoncMutu
MrconU cUsi muter. '
DECEMBER 28, 1908
eooncr or Inter appreciates the cash
value of cooperation intmnMng the
most of opportunities.
The citizens of Illlo should Join
with the leaders In helping llllo
OPPORTUNITIHS IN H0N0LDL0.
The Mulllilnl Christmas taught lo
cal people n lesson.
This is the genciul sentiment.
Along the same line, is It not most
extraordinary that the City of Hono
lulu Is seeking a- contribution from
Andrew Carnegie ior n public library,
when the Income of wealthy men And
wealthy estates in this city has been
Is tt not possiblo to spend more
money In building up Honolulu, even
If the Investment Is not seven, eight,
and nine per cent, of coin that you
can bcc, feel, and deposit in tho
Are.thero.not many.wnys in which
loyal' citizens can improve conditions
In Honolulu without Its becoming n
heavy tax 911 Individualiockctbooks?
What have ou'done to help?
ONE ORGANIC ACT CHANGE.
The transfer to the. municipal gov
ernment of tho Water works nnd oth-
cl. public property'now'under the ad
ministration of 'the Territory Ispi-e-sumably
covered in Section nine of
the bill to amend the Orgnnic Act of
the Territory. This section reads as
"Sec. 9. That section ninety-one
of said Act is hereby nnieaded by add
ing thereto the following:
"And any such public property
taken for the uses and "purposes .of
rFrc'sIdent'or of the governor of Ha
w-all may be restored to Its previous
status bY direction of tho Presldentr
nnd tho title to any such public prop
erty In tho possession and use of the
Tcrrjtory for tho purposes of schools,
ccmetcrlcH. narks, roads, wharvos.wu-
)cr works, sewer works, electric
Aofks, public buildings, or other iub
llc purposes, or required for any such
purposes", may be transferred to the
Territory hytdlrectIon of tho Presl-
ucni, ,unu any sucn property may
thereafter be transferred to any city,
county, or father political subdivision
thereof, hy direction of bo governor
of tlio Tef'rftoi-y when thereunto au
thorized by (he legislature.' "
This amendment, If adopted, 'will
tettlc the question which tho 'ccn-
-ruiizcr 01 government navo .niuciu
'.vexed." Government by Commission
men wlllgUe It their hearty disap
proval until they read tt carefully
fand find Hint the Governor may hold
oli't ngajnst the Legislature In mak
ing tVansfers ilestred b)' the people
' Why should not tho latter part of
the Section read:
"And nny' such property "SHALL
thereafter bo transferred to any cits'
cqunty,,or other political subdivision
hereof by. tho""Gq'vcrjnor of "tho Terri
tory when so directed by tho, Legisla
ture"? 4 " '
Secrecy In administration lias been
tho bane of governmental existence In
It is a curious f-ict that whet' other
.wlso sensible citizens reach the Im
portant position of servants pf the peo
ple, they contract a habit or honestly
bellevo that the less the people, k nw
pf what Is going on In the Intlnnito de
tail of administration the bclti" '
Executive officers In Hawaii tend to
a course of acflon which Indicates a
bcJlef that they are called to govern.
They beconio Irritated when the peo
ple speak out' In meeting nnd want to
Tho rpspont-'o to a populur demand Is
not Infrequently tempered w-llh nn nlr"
of superiority suggestlng'that he com
inon, prdlnary man who vojes nml
ays taxes Is altogether too bother
Eomo! meddlesome and has fow If any
tdcas Worth consideration, '
To a certain extent tho cltlzen-helps
to cteata this 'condition. His Intfrest
odlc. He lots public bu;lnea3'elldo be
cause he really hasn't the time to
think of "outsldo matters."
II lit tho fuult of tlio citizen fcliould
College Hills Homes
Uest of mountain and m.irlna
Views. House hns 4 bed
rooms; largo lanals; modern
enamel plumbing; gas and
electric lights; servants' quar
tern j laundry; large ground''
with shrubs and trees.
Fine marine view;
rnomi; large Innatn;
not bo Intcnflflcd by the cxcluslvincss
and secrettveness and arbitrary 'indcj
pendenco of tho offlclal.
Tlib official should bo repeatedly
calling attention to tho work that Is
going forward, and thus keep tho man
"down(town" and In tho country In
touch with tho Intimate facts of public
Then there will not bo so mnnyi
"foolish" questions nsked during tho
session of the Legislature.
Then tho Executive will not bo sur
prised, after he has uV program all
Iramed up nnd launched, by having tho
people rlso up nnd ask, "It may not bo
any, of our business but what are ou
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TRANSPORT iDIX -WINS"
IN BATTLEITH SEA
, After fighting for dajs against heavy
seas and strong wind, tho United
States Army transport Dlx arrived
from Nagasaki, Japan, jesterdnj-. with
flvo thousand tons of coal. Tho pas
sago was mado In seventeen (!a)s.
During tho last Ave dayH the ship
Tho Dlx was fortunato in thai sh6
missed the typhoon in which tho Rillcf
was damaged while sho wa In Manila
Tho officers of tho Dlx saw tho ltellcf
when sho reached Manila and -cport
that sho was considerably damaged
The Dlx is discharging coal at tho
Naval wharf. .She will possibly re
main hero until after Now Yoar'h.
John M. Kancakua, county clerk n'
Kauai, will return to his homo tomor
row. Ho will sail In tho sicanfor W.
G. Hall, accompanied by Mrs. Kanca
Nuas.no Avenue .50.00
Nunana Avenue $35,00
School Street f40.0O
Quarry .Street : f 22.50
Kinau. Street $25.00
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LunaliloSt. (furnished) ...,$40.00
Alapai Street ..,.,.......,., .$10.00
Two'bargtins in Makiki District
$2000 and $1600. t
COB. F0ET AND MERCHANT SIS.
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with Island friends or representatives
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HEICH-HETCHY AND WHAT COMES
BY E. S. Q00DHUE, M.D.
Somo'tlmoago tli- following camo
ti mpjthfough tho mill:
"Dear Frcnd: Rnclosed ou
will find if description of Hetch-Hct-chy
Valley, rfud n Inlcf discussion of
tho Immediate danf-r which threat
ens It now. If jo.i are llkc-mlnded
with us.ij'.nslc ou and others whom
jott may porsuadc) 10 Kindly address
n personal letter, In )our own Words,
essentially as' follows:
" 'To the Prcsldcnr or tho Secretary
of tho Intc lor. or to both,
Washington I). C.
" 'As tvjovcr of tlio Yosemlto Na
tlonal'I'ark, 1 mbst devoutly protest
against the uses 01 one of Its most
bcuutlful'nnd'lmpouaiit features, the
Hctch-Hctchy,' as a loscrvolr.
" 'An abundance of wntcr can bo
had ilsewhcro' to s ippb' San Fran
"'Signed ' .
"Thanking' you In advance for jour
nttcntl6n to' tho request, I am, ever,
' 'JOHN MUltl."
I Bubmlt this not with tho adden
dum for-publlcntlon In tho hopo tint
others' Interested will drop a 'letter
to tho President nfklng'hlm to ue
his Infiucncc In thr matter. He Is
not only a lover of nature, but n
wyrm friend of Mr Mulr, as nnyono
must' be who kno him.
Perhaps some good, honest citizen
will think It' Is useless to write, such
n letterand say to himself: "Well,
of course, I'd like to sen Hctch-Het-
chy saved from dcs-rntlon, but whnt
good will letters from unknown per
sonal like Dr. Goodhue and myseltxdo,
anyhow? -WHL-tho President even
see tho letters?"
It Is good Ito be modest, but it Is
not wise for a citizen of our great
country to think that becauso ho Is
not rich or Influential or well known,
ne.ls.n non-entity, and has no Bay-so
In the real lnanntcuent of his coun
try's concerns. (JIo,, may hnvo more
than ho thlnksiij '
Itwas a habit or Mr. McKlnley's,
as It Is of Mivllnotcvelt's, to go far
afield to get tho Jioncst opinion of a
sincere, intelligent man. Thoy were
glnd to get a''-onlldentIal messago
from one not In politics; to consult
Bonie obscure cltlzm. farmer, tailor,
doctor, or carpcntci, whose convic
tions they know wrc clear-cut nnd
whose expression would bo sincere.
They often passed by tho better-
known Governor, Senator, or other
When Mr. Roosevelt was. down
Soiitlihc'ileJlri'cJrtan Invitation to
reception given by tho Governor, say
ing that ho w8cto'be only a few
hours In the place, find ho wanted to
spend that time with a certain farm
cr tiuVaf rt)Te"9hy who had written
mm n sounu letter on me negro
I wroto to Mr, llooscvclt as rc-
(uestrddMrMuir, and very prompt
ly reicltcd Ii letter from tho Presi
dent, w-jlttpn by,h Secictury ock-
nowlcdglng tho communication with
Merely a foun. yoxx sav. Vciy
truo, but rccoidcd, nevertheless, and
with others filed for futuro refcrenrd
.when the matter W to be finally set
tled. Would ou feel biz If tho
President of tho United States should
wjltq jou n .conflJentlnl letter ask
ing jou what you thought about .1
certain appointment In your Terri
tory? If m), you hnvo llttlo conccp
tlon.of (be felujlons between tho cit
izen of a democratic country Ilka
ours nnd tho Executive. Tho Prcsl.
dent is tho servant of the people as
Mr. Cleveland safd.' Ho is hedscd In
by a great dealof necessary red-tape,1
the country is so largo; but ho docs
still keep his eyotopen for n disinter
ested man of opinions who Is not
afraid to express them, nnd ho docs
still get .1 truo conception of far
away local mattciv from tho least
expected of men.
A clerk ln'ii'dry goods storo In At
lanta was consulted by Mr. McKln
ley as to the- wisdom of n most Im
portant appolntmenMn Georgia, nnd
the cleik's advice. Was followed. Hut,
of course, tho clerk was a good, hon
est, Intelligent man whose yard cf
calico carried th- full1 number 'of
Inches, land he "was Interested In1 oth
er things 'besides Mis' buBlneasf'he
didn't keep still when he thought
his word waB. needed, iind he w)nsu't
New Idea Magazine
New Idea Patterns
are now here and show, the very new
est styles and ideas in dress.
PATTERNS . . . . v .10c ea.,
OF WRITING TO THE PRESIDENT
afraid to sign his name under a com
munication to tho newspaper. All
this was sure to i-ctno to the atten
tion of the President of the United
States. It always docs. Some of tho
"social set" smiled; others shook
their bends. A newspaper In the
town nsked: Who knows Mr. ex
cept ns n good Salopian?
Hut the fact remains that tlio Htm.
Mr. owed his appointment to tfio
salesman; nnd, later, when this same
8.1 lesni a 11 went to Wiishlugton, ho
was Invited to tho White House to
It Is woll to do tho right thing
without fear of ridicule. Say your
honest any, by letter or w-oid of
mouth; faco tho cannon of Conven
tion what comes out of It is mobtly
Onco n letter saved n Nation; once
n whisper gave n fortune to a poor
man; onco n woi-l prebcrvsd ,iho
lives of 800 persons; once .in' old
fllo of figures' saved a Government
from demoralization, nnd one man
one single set of btnlns, sir, has In
the right place and nt the right time,
done moro than whole armies of sol
diers nnd mlllloH3 of money. No
matter what local obstacles arise, or
who wags his head at J 011, ou will
be listed at jour true value as n MAN
by the world in the end.
I know from reliable sources that
when Mr. Harrison was President, he
wroto tt personal letter with pen nnd
Ink to n certain little-known resident
of Hawaii, whoso rnme, if I should
bo disloyal enough to mention, would
causo many to lift their eyes and
smile, asking him soma Important
questions ' regarding conditions here
relating particularly to annexation.
Theso questions wero nnswered. And
the President said li his letter that
he bad asked theso questions becauso
ho know that they would bo answered
with absolutu honesty. Not that Mr.
Harrison thought this man was tho
only honest man In Hawaii; perhaps
ho wrote many other letters of the
sort to others in ilnwatl, but this
was one Instanco where n letter from
a "commoner" had tome Influence.
Later, during Mi. McKlnley's ad
ministration, this citizen received it
confidential letter relating to labor
In tho Islands, and when n certain
Commissioner came over to look the
subject up, he had 11 special order
from Mr. McKlnlcy to call on this citizen-
nhd have n tall? with him. but.
'owing to tho misinformation of a
Plantation Manager for whom tho
citizen worked, tho Commissioner
was allowed to leavo tho Islands
without accomplishing that part of
his mission. Hut tho Hide-tracking
didn't do nny good, nnd the matter
was fully reported, In duo time.
Those wero tho days whon planta
tion managers wero Kings of their
localities nnd could mane or unmake,
nn undeillng, I mean an underling
in n financial sense.
Mr. Mulr's article on tho Hetch
Hctchky I leavo for another Issue of
Holun'loa, Nov. n'08.
Tells Commerce Chamber
Tho Chamber of Commerce iccolved
a cablegram this morning from buihc
cno In Washington stating that thu
coastwise shipping laws lnv.n been
'tuspeuded for tlio Philippines.
Who sent tho cable or why It wna
sent, President Morgan has not jot
111 ad u out, and as It doesn't make lunch
dlffcronco ho Is not worrying.
Mr, Morgan's understanding of thu
situation Is that thu Philippines nio- en
joying A suspension of tho coastwise
laws flint operates until next July,
Whether this suspension has been
made moro permanent is not known,
Tho dcflnlto part of It Is Hint tho
cablegram atrjved If Morgan. responds
ho will prouauly wish tlio sender a
happy new year and let It go nt that.
Picsldcnt-ecct' Tnft tells nt his
call to rulo Philippines nt dedication
of McKlnloy memorial organ.
Woman' raised fionf de.itfrliy elec
tricity to live two jenis, recording to
)lev. Dr. Lyman Abbott.
" a 1 iff ,
These and other HOLIDAY Q00DS at
jThrums Book Storo
We beg to call attention to our j
Large New Stock of j
These good were selected with gTcat care nnd com
prise the very best in the art of China Decoration.
.Sold singly or by the dozen.
It F. W1CHMAN & CO., Ltd.,
Champion Endurance Car of the
THE following is a letter from E. R.
Thomas Motor Co. of Buffalo,
manufacturers of the famous
Thomas Flyer, who denies in toto any
active interest in the Chalmers-Detroit
BUFFALO, U. S. A., December 5, 1008.
Von Hamm-Young Co., Honolulu, Hawaiian Is.
Our sales department has just called my attention to
your letter of thcT20th, also to item appearing in'the Tacif
ic Commercial Advertiser of Honolulu under date oFFri"
day, November 20th last, in which I was indeed surprised
to see the statement that the Chalmers-Dctroit $1500.00
car was made by the Deroit Thomas factory. This statement
was evidently made through an error on the part of tho
person making it, who probably supposed that tho E. It.
Thomas Detroit Co. was still in existence. Thii, however,
is not the fact, as my active interest in the E. H. Thomas
Detroit Co. ceased nearly a year ago, at which timo tho
Company was dissolved and has not been in existence since.
The Chalmers-Detroit Co. was organized to take over the
business of the'E. R. Thomas Detroit Co., and although I
still have a financial interest in the Chalmcrs-Detroit, Co.,
I have no active interest therein and have not had since its
formation, my entire time and attention being given to the
actiyc management of the E. It. Thomas Motor Co., of this
My reason for writing you is that I wish to prevent
any confusion on your part or that of your customers as to .
the relationship existing between this Company nnd the
Chalmers-Detroit Co. As Btatcd above, they are entirely sep
arate and distinot concerns, opcratingalongentirely dif
Trusting this may be sufficient to disabuse your mind
of any doubts remaining in this matter, I am,
Yours very truly,
E. It. THOMAS MOTOR COMPANY. x
E. K. THOMAS, President.
A carload of the famous flyers left
the factory about the middle of Decem
ber, and is due here in two weeks.
- Young Co.,
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