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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. II., TUESDAY, MARCH J, 1009.
AILY Mid WEEKLY Published by BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO., ITD.
At 120 King Street, Honolulu. Territory of Hawaii.
ally every day except Sunday. Weekly Issued on Tuesday of tack week.
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VVnilnco R. Pnrrlnjjton, - - Editor
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TUESDAY MAKClt 2 l6oa
THE TAXATION PROBLEM.
Perfertlon of the tax sstem milter
than nn Ini'tunse In tlio propi-ny
into la what Hawaii neeiln.
Ptrat be nssureil that the money
now olitnlnert from the peoplo li be
ing tiMd In the most economleul inn i
ner possible. I'orfect, Jiutlfy. uliuko
down the system under wh'fh the
lanno in xwmloil. Prnnr wheiu
lininlnK l olivlniuly niressat . He
" ilncc the duplication of service If
there be duplication.
Then. If the Increased duties plac-
(a upon the government of the Terri
tory nnd the local governments arc
Bitch that the present income is not
Etillletent to meet tlio demands ot
progress, make nn nddltlonal levy
upon the taxpayers and not till
To make a horizontal rnlbo of a
fraction of one per cent, to meet Ihc
ordinary needs of tho Cuvemnient,
under the present a) slum of taxation
and assessment would bo most unfor
tunate for tho Territory and a rcllec
tlon on the good business Judgment
of our people pnd our legislators.
Wo know that at the present time
thoro Is duplication of sen Ice lie
tweon tho local nnd tlio Territorial
rrnverntuents. Wo Know that the lo
cal governments will not bo nnd
Hhnulil not be wiped out. Hut the
duplication of service should be ellm-
ntcd at tho earliest po3Slble iiio-
' This tho Legislature should
-nla it Is the duty of the Legls-
In the suburbs
house, of 5 rooms with
ants' quarters barn
chicken yard Lot
100x200. House and
out-buildings arc al
omst new. The prop
erty will be sold on
very easy terms, If you
have been looking for
gains, this is what you
should inquire about.
Property cost 4800;
will be sold for $2500.
l,osslpy retailing of wiist someone
healtl that his neighbor was untlcr-
I stood .to hnvo said.
Let this tnxatlon meeting bo the
, beginning of larger attendance at
'legistathn committee meetings.
I Heed the en 11 of Mditlny night,
I when taxation will be further ills
'cussed And don't be afraid to talk
not long orations, but short statc-
I intents to the point.
If i'Xpetienco"has proved that tho
Counties have been given a larger
shine of tho Income than tho worli
done by them Justifies, the obvious
business policy Is to turn over lnr
gcr shaio of governmental lesponsl
bllltles to tho local governments.
Perfect lite system. Develop the
government to meet the conditions.
Don't unite In damning everything,
ono sldo tho Counties and the other
the Territory and. while agreeing
that the "Government Is rotten," de
cide that the only cute Is to Incrense
tlio taX rate to meet thu expenses of
Though this system is not excep
tional, Hawaii Blmulil not adopt It.
All government Is "rotten" In the
sense of being troublcHome, since his
tory was written. They no doubt
had their trnublea of government In
tho stone age.
Viewing It from that standpoint
doesn't help solve the pioblems. It
mere j lcmlhds us that theic Is noth
ing new under tho sun.
And the experience of tho ages as
ucll Us the Immediate present proves
that perfection of tho system, honest
facing of issues, and readjustment
to meet changing progressive nnd
' 'icrnl conditions, Is tho best methoil
reaching an acceptable solution.
Tho Immedlnto duty of the Legls-
ature Is to Keep within tho Income,
onsolldnte Territorial departments
Trent Trust Co..
OF HAW COUNTY
Appointments Made And
Drive them out of the house
to die with "
Money back if it fails.
2 oi. box 25c; 10 ot. box $1.00.
Sold crer rwhete or tent espreit
prepaid on receipt ol price.
STEARNS' ELECTRIC PASTEIO., Chlcigo, III.
Intelligent mnnhood nnd womanhood,
Shnll Hawaii fall whero others arc
This Territory hns no money for
the klndcrgnrten, but It should not
blot its hitherto fair nnme by plac
ing a barrier against the children
who would go to the public schools.
The success of tho meeting called
by the House Pinnnic Committee to
discuss the problem of luxation was
In a large measure due to the good-
sized I urn-out of business leaders,
The strnlghtforwaid comment ot
these men and the speakers generally
was of tho greatest value because
sentiments were tittered before the
committee which are all (no ofeu con
fined to the h.tck-omco or tho street-
The nverage buslness-mnn doesn't
go to a legislative committee meeting
unless he Is drhen. He contents
himself with giving his opinions on
the method of government to the ex
clusive henrlng ot n few friends who
tiling ns ho tires. Then they all coni
blno In "cussing the government"
nlong their special lino of thought or
nnd pass added re-I prejudice.
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This is the most reliable safe
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WAILUKU, MAUI, Tell. 27. The
Hoard of Supervisors of Maul held n
special meeting thin morning. County
Clerk W. F. Knao returned this morn
ing from his trip to Honolulu ns an
officer of Company "I", nnd took his
place at the meeting of the Hoard. It
was tlio first Intention of tho Hoard to
hold their meeting yesterday, but
Chairman l'ogtio nnd the other mem
bors of tho Hoard after consultation,
decided to postpone thu meeting until
tho return of tho Clerk. Tho meeting
was hold at T o'clock this morning,
Tho most Important work done nt
this morning's session was the ap
pointment of tho vnrlotix ltond Buper
visors, which resulted ns follows:
Walltiku ITlstiict, Frank Sommer
fold reappointed; Lahalnn District, W.
I Dccnto lcnppoliilod; llnna District,
W. K. Wlttrock new; Molokal District.
.1. II. Malioo now. Geo. droves was
appointed road supervisor of Jjlaka
wao district nt the last regular meet
ing or tlio Uonrd. Messrs. W. V. Wltt
rock of llnna and J. II. Mnhoc of Molo
kal are new appointees. During tho
biennial period Just closed Supervis
ors Hnln of liana nnd Meyer of Molo
kal attended personally to tho road
work of their respective dlstilcts, but
It Is now decided wise that regular
toad overseers bo nppolntod who
should work In conjunction with tho
Supervisors of tho district Thus It
Is expected that more culclont road
work in each district will be nccom
plished tho coming two years. The
work ot Supervisors Hala and Meyer
In their respective illxtrlcts has been
of n very high order
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'?8. to do,
It would be manifestly wiong and
unbusinesslike for the Legislature to
take the position Hint tho duplication
(if offices must continue nnd the peo
plo pay the price. That Is, however,
x hat its status will bo If taxes aro
lire raised above the rate now pre
vailing for the tisuul functions of
. Wo know that the method of as
sessment ot ptoperty taxes Is far
from Just. Wo know that on the four
corners of ono of our principal Btrcet
crossings thete are four different val
uations. It Is opencdly admitted that
cortnln people of the Territory accept
xvhnl they consider an unjust valua
tion simply because they dislike to
hnvo the whole question of taxation
brought up. and they know the gov
ernment of tho Territory needs the
This Is not ns It should be.
Wo know that tho appointment of
th& Tax Commission provided by tho
V last Legislatute wns tho result or mo
ertorc to hiuvu uu ,. -- ---jearB
a general discussion and revl
' nlon of tho tax question.
Thnt two years has clairaed.
Now tho question is whether the
f Issue of taxntlon, Improvement, Justi
i ii... ,i'., i,i fr.cilriii. noil adnntutloil
to new conditions shall be squarely
met at this time or an effort made to
sidetrack tho whole proposition wltn
soma make-shift thnt will postpono
for another period.
The old idea to common to Hawaii,
luid handed down from tho days ot
l evolutions, that conditions aro best
chanced by wiping out tho old nnd
building n new, Is utterly erroneous
nnd 'Should not be allowed to prevail.
Whnt wo need Is perfection of gov
ernment correction whero tho
fori'slght of yesterday was not equal
in all points to suit the fuets of to
day. A favorite comment of somo Is to
dcelaro Unit tho Counties huve ln
ci eased the cost of govcrnmoht by
several hundred thousands of dollais.
Why not put It tho' other way, and
htnto, with truth, thnt the continua
tion of Territorial government func
tions thnt should bo performed by tho
Counties has Increased tho draft on
tho Public Treasury without adding
to the efficiency of tho service?
Tho mechanical division of the In
conio'of tlio Territory, one-half to
iponslbllltlcs to the counties
Having gono that far, which will
glvo It enough to do for the sixty
(la)s it Is now In vcsslon, tho Legis
lature should ngnln provide for a
taxation commission. This neionil
commission should hnvo ;cal nuthor-
Ity to go Into u completo study of
conditions, and nftcr this commission
has thoroughly Investigated the sub
ject, report a scheme of tnxatlon re
vision that will moro nearly fit tho
Hawaii of today than tho patchwork
wo now enjoy.
anil I This ought not to be. This Is whnt
gives rise to cliques and bad govern1
Iluslness nun should "nut with
It." They should speak straight from
the shoulder, nnd the example should
bo followed by every citizen.
Thus will there grow up n bettet
understanding. Thus 'Will many dif
ficult situations bo bridged over bj
tlie lawmakers learning opinions first
hand, not baso their action on the
INCOME BEARING INVESTMENTS
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CORNER FORT and MERCHANT Sts
The gentlemen wno do not Include
Mlblloi school Iiouhos In, tlldt list Of
Tcrrltotlal public woiks that are Income-bearing
nnd entitled to expend
itures under the loan fund take n de
cidedly materialistic view.
If public sebpul buildings may not
properly be classed as an Income-
bearing asset of government, why Is
It .the public schools have taken such
n hold upon tho American pcoplo and
are today legarded as tho safeguard
ot the Nation?
What tho average business-men
mean by Income-bearing public works
we all undeiBtnnd. They want to
see actual dollais and cents. Interest,
coin, on the capital Invebtcd, coming
Into the Treasury.
Is not good citizenship, Intelligent
men and women for this Territory,
tho best possible Interest on the
money Invested la a substantial
Do the business men ot Honolulu
believe, for instance, that the'futuro
generations of Hawaii will cltlclso
nnd condemn legislators for tho mon
ey Invested In tlio McKlnley High
School, the Normal School, tho Ililo
High School, erected from loan
Think It over, gentlemen, Itemem
bor that wo must build for good citi
zenship as well ns dollars, In nn
Collego Hills:' a $IG00 property
The famous Pollard's Lilliputian
Opera Company will make their Inst
iippearaiico In Honolulu commencing
This time they hnve come to stny
for three weeks, en routo for their
native land, Australia. It Is nlpiost
two years since they left home. Slnco
then, like t'lysses and his hardy ma
rines, they have been wandering far
and wide, following' tho 'drum-beats
of the all-embracing lings of Ameri
can nnd Ilrlttsh commerce mid clvlll
gntionds. Much have they seen nnd
experienced In the Intel Im cities,
men, mniineis, people, cllmntcs,
modes of governments; welcomed ev
erywhere, and reaping a well-cnrncd
lewnrd tit cash nnd kudos.
Tho legulnr seat salo Is now on nt
llergstiom's, nnd there hns already
been a lccord-bieaklng demand for
beats. Tho prices pro 21c, 50c, nnd(
"Se. .Mutlneo prices: children 25c,
Hcach lot at Knnlawal, 100 ft,
f i outage, area 1 aero
Puunueo Tract. Hulldlng lot,
corner Last Mnnoa Itoad and
Hillside Ave.. 17,000 sq. ft....
l'rico f 1000.
The Torrltory of Hawaii may bo
hard up, but It should not save Us
money by sacrificing tho education
of Its children.
A moro unrighteous and un-Amor-
Ican proposal has never been made
tho Territory and one-half to tho lo-( than Is Involved, In tho scheme to
al governments, wns bound to hnvo economize by leduplng tho ago-lliult
mnnyi unsatisfactory features. It fur- of compulsory bcIiooI attendance,
Knlmtikl. 120,000 sq. ft., 8 lots,
cleared and fenced, .l'rico J2G00
Commencing Wednesday, March ),
Damon and Pythias will bo shown nt
tho Gem Theatre. Tho films tell thu
entire story in nil ot Its details, nnd
eliows tho most magnificent spectac
ular scenes that wero over staged for
motion pictures. This makes u very
beautiful and Instructive ret ot pic
tures. They nto appreciated by tho
children for their richness nnd beauty,
and by the eiders because of their
taithfiil delineation of ono of tho grand
est friendships In nil history. In see
ing these elegant pictures at tho Gem
you will notice tho masslvo scenery
and historically correct costumes.
Vermont physician wins In raco of
2,51)0 miles with death to reach the
Ledfldo of sick wife.
COR. FORT AND MERCHANT STS.
MILES OF SEA BRIDGED BY ONEi
nlshed a basis to work fiom
Having found that this mechanical
cnrvlng is not altogether suited to
tho practical working out, thoro can
ho nothing gained by condemning the
Counties us if they wero somo foielgn
foe lomo to wreak ongenuco on thu
The chargo is made that In tho
country, the schools nrq .used ns a
In tho Intelligent centers of tio
mainlnnil the public schools are de
veloping tho klndergnrteii, which is
nothing moro or less than u nursery
but It ussures a hotter and moro
White Goods, etc.
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"I save every dime I
have in my pocket at
night. Sometimes I
have none, sometimes
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There are many sys
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What spot U these Islands can ex
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recreation will learn with pleasure
that the Waimea Home of Mr. David
Forbes, late Manager of Eukuihaele,
is now in the hands of Mr. H. 'Akona.
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