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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. II., TIIUIISDAY, MAIt. 18. 1909.
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At 120 King Street, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
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Wallace R. Purrlngton, - - Editor
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THURSDAY , .-. . MARCH 18t 1009
FAVORABLE TARIFF BILL.
The public school is declared to be
the most potent influence in promot-1
;ng the assimilation and Amencant-' Tlic tariff lilll ns understood on
ration of the immigrant. from the nrat lflforlnnllon wng ,ar from unfn,
inf rtf hA Trtint rnmintttinn nil
mmem ion l",rab, ' " llnated by
- " i tho cablegram from Delegate Kuhlo,
Don't postpone that Immigration
Home for sale, within 200
feet of car line; near top of
hill, $1850.00. Details fur
nished on application of in
lilll too long.
Since Mr Tuft's Cabinet Is to
trnvol much, why not auk them to
tome ns far an Hawaii?
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It Is decidedly satisfactory.
Tho sugar tariff Is practically un
touched. Tho admission of a limited
quantity of raw sugars from the
Philippines will help those islands to
build tip nu Industry gradually, and
. ... ... .. not harm domestic sugar Interests.
Isn't t abou time to bear some-l Th(j , ,
,,I1B of the , Ml providing for "" lnBBlflcolll nmI ,, pr()bal)ly lna(lo
deposit of public funds In banks? .,, of rfncj
KURar arc so siignt mm lowering me
tiirw win not seriously nneci tno
Now that those seven Cuban pa
triots hnvo been sun minded. Vrcsl
dent Gomez ought to feel isnfo for a
fuw days more.
Americans do not allow tho public
echools to siiffci though tho lack of
J funds makes It titiesary to travel
over trails Instead of macadamize 1
l'earl Harbor npproprlatlons seem
to bo In very good shape. The only
trouble Is the delay In nwardlng the
contract for tho drydock and naval
iceuucn ul too luuiur), s
Tho preliminary discussion of tho
tariff had led many to bellove a duty
would bo placed on coffee, henco the
disappointment when it was an
nounced that coffee would bo admit
ted free. Kuhto's explanatory cablo
puts a different light on tho matter.
The bill proposes that an Import
duty shall bo placed on coffee from
countries that levy an export tax
Such n tax has been levied by IJrazIl
since the American tariff was taken
from coffee, and now amounts to
from one to three cents per pound.
The maximum minimum tariff of
five cents a pound asked from tho
Tariff Commission nmounts to three
cents a pound and would glvo tho
country a revonuo of from thirty to
fifty millions of dollars.
When we add to tho favorablo
Our legislators have dono much sintus of BUgar and coffee tho in-
good work, but tho real struggle has creased duty on pineapples, tho peo
yet to come. Members have made'j, f tho Islands have good reason
requests for appropriations totaling to feel that they will not bo rulmd
Hawaii has always been lucky by
looking ahead and providing for
eventualities. If It falls to mako pro
vision for Immigration, It will bo not
unlucky, but worso than foolish.
millions, when thcio is only a
thousands to spend.
President Taffs first proclamation
and first message to Congress hnvo
been marked by brevity. He's show
ing the peoplo that he can't preach
sermons liko Roosevelt though he
may carry out reforms lie started.
When public money Is wasted, the
citizens who give no attention to
public affairs until the government
is rotten with corruption and incom
petence, nio deserving of scvcnly
llvo per cent, of tho responsibility.
If the lenders of Congress havo any
thing to say about It.
Tho principal responsibility on
tho shoulders of our peoplo and those
representing tho Territory In Wash
ington Is to use every means that
niny properly bo exercised to put
theso schedules through on as favor
ablo terms os they appear in tho bill.
DIFFERENCES ON THE LIQUOR
tacks on tho public-school system
thnn can be wreaked In a hundred
cars by such a liquor law as this
Territory will havo under tho presont
Senate bill amendments.
MRS. ALLEN'S QIFT
The Amsterdam (N. Y.) Recorder
publishes tho following:
Through the kind remembrance of
.Mrs. W. F. Allen of Honolulu, Ha
waiian Islands, a largo addition has
been mado to tho collection present
ed by her to tho Itlchnrds library.
Among them nro beautiful and valu
able specimens of Cloisonne and Bat
suma ware, from Japan and China,
also carved Ivories from Japan and
Alaska, and many other choice and
Interesting curios. Our library Ib
fortunato to receive such a gift, and
one which would bo gladly accepted
by any museum. Mrs. Allen has also
presented to tho library a book en
titled "Tho Memoirs of Hon. llcrnlco
I'auahl Illshop," who wns tho wife
of Charles It. Illshop, formerly a res
ident of Warrensburgh, Our town
was honored by a visit from her sev
eral years ago, mention of which was
mado in tho book. That tho collec
tion has proved one of Interest to tho
townspeople Is shown by the number
of persons visiting tho reading-room
to viow them, and tho High School
will attest to their usefulness, espe
cially that of tho collection of coral.
The difference of opinion between
the II ii 1 I e t I n and some, of our
well-meaning cltlrens on tho piopos
ed amendment of the liquor laws calls
tn mlnil tlin ncitntlnn whlrh kntun nf
. ... .... .. , - "" -
speaker noisiein s cnuinei sci.ei . ,,, Mnlu ,.,,,,, KtnrUH, salnkt
seems to bo a good one. but j Sunfla)- baseball. The II u 1 I e 1 1 n
Speaker should gain wisdom from, wng f()rcel, to llll(aBri.0 w,,lhm nt
wnat Happened to uncio joo i.nnnu..tnnt tmc Sunuay uaBeuall was c.
wnen no ami ins coinuiiuuiun kui ''
Mrs. Allen wns a friend of tho
late Mrs. Henry Hcrrlck and the late
Mrs. Ii. Y. Gardiner of Amsterdam.
The Weekly Edition ol the Evening
Bulletin gives a complete summary of
the news of the day.
overllowlng with arbitrary authority.
Cuban revolutionists and threats
against tho sugar schedule will be in
tun air for tho next three months. Ha
waii should refuse to Join In the
panicky feelings, while sitting tight of the land would head straight to
gallzed and thoso engaged in a most
hitter light against it havo since de
cided that Sunday sports hnvo served
a good moral purpose, rather than
bringing nny harm to tho community.
The opponents of Sunday sports
wcro fully convinced that the youth
and keeping a close watch on move
ments In Washington.
IMItor Evening D u 1 1 o 1 1 n .
Tho Territory of Hawaii Is, nt tho
present moment, deeply In debt, and
governmental expenditures are con
stantly increasing. In order, to niako
tho amount of expenditure smallor
than the amount of Income, two
methods nro feasible: retrench
ment of expenditures, or Increase of
Increase of Income means Increased
taxntlon, which Is looked upon with
disfavor, especially by the rich. Re
trenchment of expenditure seems a
more agreeable method, and we
therefore hear, among divers other
measures before the present Legisla
ture, of soveral bills proposing to
further reduce the salaries of the
teachers of the public schools.
Tho folly of Buch proposed "cut
ting of salaries does not appear to
be as evident ns It should, and an
numeration of a few facts may
therefore bo appropriate at this time.
1 The teachers' salaries at pres
ent nro cut 3 per cent. Tho sched
ule of salaries, which Is virtually a
contract, and supposedly approved of
and supported by the Legislature', Is,
so far ns actual salaries Is concerned,
n pleasant fiction. So, to begin
with, the salaries are "below par,"
tho present cut falling heaviest, of
course, on the smaller, and most nu
2 The rapidly Increasing cost of
living, both In Honolulu and In oth
er parts of tho Territory, already
taxes tho present meager salaries of
teachers to their utmost, many teach
era are barely "making a living."
and are, moreover, definitely prohib
ited from adding to their scanty live
lihood by outside work.
3 Tho general movement every
where elso Is for the Increaso In the
cnlnrlcs of toachers. Their tremen
dous Importance in the welfare of
tho state, and in the truo establish
ment of democracy, is realized moie
and more, and everywhere on tho
mainland nnd in many parts of Eu
ropo their salaries are regularly and
systematically advanced. The Idea
of reducing their salaries Is opposed
to all sound advance, and in the
Territory represents a most retro
4 The peculiar race conditions
here mako especially necessary a
large, edlclcnt, and compulsory pub
lic school Bystcm that will weld
these heterogeneous peoples Into un
Intelligent citizenship. Nothing Is so
.destructive to democracy as Ignor
ance, most especially when it exists
In large masses of propcrtyless peo
ple. Anything whatsoever that pre
vents the education of citizens is
most undemocratic and most danger
cine to the welfare of the Territory.
B This proposed "cut" in teach
ers' salaries, resulting most surely in
Inefficient public schools, thus affects
most seriously the majority of citi
zens. The rich can send their chil
dren to private schools, but for tho
great mass of the people, Tor tho rank
and file, for tho citizens who are "the
mass" as opposed to "the class," for
these tho public schools are of para
mount Importance. The future wel
fare of their sons and daughters Is
directly and,. vitally affected. The
verdict of history has ever been that
poor schools and poor government go
hand In hand.
WHAT TEACHERS THINK
f To tho Honorable W. O. Smith,
President of tho Senate.
f Wo, tho undersigned, being n -f
Conimlttco of tho Territorial 4
Teachers' Association, respectful-
ly submit to your honorable body
f tho following expression of tho -f
opinion of tho aforesaid Assocla- ,
f Hon concerning certain measures
f now before tho Legislature rclat- -f
f Ing to the compulsory school nge f
of children In the public schools:
First: That any bill shorten-4
f Ing tho compulsory school ago of
tho children of tho Territory, bo -f
Second: The statistics of tho
f public schools of all lands bIiowS -f
f 1, Reduction of tho rompuls-
ory Bchool age Is Inevitably fol- -f
f lowed by tho expansion of tho
prison nnd tho Kor house. -f
f 2. Tho states which arc most -f
advanced, and which iiossess tho
-f highest social, economic nnd k-
f lltlcal welfare aro those In which
tho school children havo the long- -f
est school-life. Shortening of tho
-f school-Ufa of tho child results In t
-f political, and economic liieiTl- f
f clency. -f
4- Third: Any bill shortening tho
f school-life, affects most seriously 4-4-
the great mass of citizens, who 4
4 cannot afford to pay for tho prl- 4
4 vate tuition of their children. 4
4 (Signed) 4
4 COMMITTEE, TEIUtlTOHIAL 4
4 TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. 4
efficiency?" And the farmer replied,
"Not at all: you have labored long
and diligently; but Borne of the other
laborers havo wasted my stores, and
dealt extravagantly with my goods;
nnd, of course, the Innocent must
suffer with the guilty."
Hurt by this Injustice, tho train
ers returned silently to their work.
After a while, another summons was
sent forth, and again the master cut
the salaries of tho tralnors, giving
his reason as before.
And tho best of tho trainers. In
sick disgust nt this unfair treatment,
removed themselves to other lands,
nnd the business of the great farm
languished, for In certain parts there
was great waste; and In others tho
most Important work of nil that of
the training of tho valuable horses.
was only half-done.
What think ye of the wisdom of
Mi I'M i hM
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Is of proven value. Sixty years
is a pretty good test. No acid,
no grit. Imparts a sensation so
exquisite and lasting. It cleans
theteethand exhilarates themouth.
Prevents the accumulation of tar
tar. Try Sozodont. , In patent
Benson, Smith & Co., Agents
Residents of Hawaii
PURPOSING to visit SEATTLE during the time of the
EXPOSITION, JUNE 1st TO OCTOBER 15th, will And
it to their advantage to call at the rooms of the Hawaii
Promotion Committee nnd register in order that assistance
may be rendered them in securing desirable hotel accom
modation. Complete information as to Hotel Rates, Steamship and
Railway Fares on file.
Near Town, completely furnished
cottage, two bedrooms... $40.00
Tho right of appeal has nover In
jured an j one or dono any harm to
community morals. Even tho njen
who fought so hard to prevent ap
peals being taken from tho Supremo
Court of Hawaii to the Supremo Court
of tho United Stntcs found that out.
Don't allow yourself to bollovo
there will bo no attacks on tho sugar
schedulo during the extra session.
Thoro will bo opposition tnlk In
plenty. Hawaii's safety Is In tho
government necessity for money and
tho llrBt plnco occupied by sugar us
It Is gratifying to see tho Civic
Federation taking up tho cause of
the public schools. Here Is work that
may glvo tho Federation nn excuso
for existence. Tho many who hate
tho Federation, for Its hypocrisy
should not withhold their support of
tho schools because, tho organization
Ono man writes the II ti 1 1 o 1 1 n
that ho will havo to get out If ono
hundred thousand Europeans como to
Hawaii. That's up to him. Hut ov
eryono will hnvo to seok other climes
If a way Is not opened for uuropcuu
Immigration. The only exception
would bo such Orientals as tiro nblo
to live on five cents n week.
perdition If tho privilege of playing
baseball on Sunday wero granted by
law. Their minds wero bo fully
i ... .. .... ..
mnue up mat wnen ine n u I i e i i n
suggested to them that they might
be wrong, they were mad and they
considered It righteous wrath.
Giving Sunday sports a legal status
was a practical method of handling
a condition that was not sought, but
Wo believe It Is far better to deal
with the problem presented by the
liquor question In a practical man
ner than to stir up a bitter light that
cannot do any good.
Tho liquor law amendments con
tained In tho bill passed by tho Sen-
nte nro no moro like tho sweeping
changes Introduced by Senator Moore
than water Is llko alcohol. Granting
tho right of appeal to a Circuit Judge
Is not a radical step, In the esteem
of the average run of business men
In this city nnd Territory, and It will
not ruin the effectiveness of the pres
ent liquor law.
The most sensible stop temperance
men can tako Is to allow this bill
passed by the Senate i to be put
through tho House and thus wipe
tho liquor legislation off the boards
for this session.
Then, If the temperance workers
seek no in o good cuuso to engage their
tinio nml consume their surplus en
ergy, let them devote their undivided
attention to saving the public schools
from dlsastious legislation.
Mure harm can ho dono Hawaii In
ii year by some of tho piopused at-
Wilder Ave., Cottage, two bed
Little Johnnie, who hnd been pray
ing for somo months for Clod to send1
him a baby brother, finally became
discouraged. "I don't bellove God
has any more little boya to sond," ho
told his mother, "and I'm going to
quit It." Early ono morning not long
after this he was taken Into his
mother's room to see twin boys who
hod arrived In the night. Johnnie
legarded them thoughtfully for some
minutes. "Gee," ho remarked final
ly, "It's a good thing I stopped pray
ing when I did." Everybody's Mnga-zlnc.
BUILT FOR SERVICE
Most refrigetator companies, through a short-sighted
policy, turn out cheap ice boxes by the hundred at big
are all carefully built to givo the best service of which a
Refrigerator is capable, for efficiency, economy, and convenience.
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SILK LISLE HOSE FOR MEN
PLAIN AND FANCY.
3 Pain, 50 cenU; 3 Pairs, $1.00; 1 Pair, 25o cents; 1 Pair, 50 cents.
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Weekly Bulletin SI Per Year
A bargain in the Makiki District
At Kaimuki a house and lot on
high ground. Also several lots and
COR. FORT AND MERCHANT STS.
There was once a wealthy land
owner who possessed a large stock
farm. The farm comprised many
hundred acres of fertile pasturo land,
and was exclusively for the raising
of horses. Theso horses were reared
and trained for i particular market,
which demanded only thoroughly
To aid him In this large business,
the farmer had ,many expert horse-
trainers, who understood all that
was necessary for such work. In
deed, the farmer would accept only
thoso who could present certificates
of such ability, and, moreover, pro
hibited them from engaging In any
other labor than that of training his
Now all went well on this farm
until a day, when the farmer called
his trainers together and announced
to them, "My receipts do not equal
my expenditures, I nm compelled to
cut each of your salaries three per
cent." And ono of tho tralnors ask
ed, "O Master, Is this aue to our In-
MILES OF SEA BRIDGED BY ONE
Linen and Pique
JUST IN BY EXPRESS
Latest Eastern Models
,50 to $30
on duty if he is equipped with
one of our twelve station
watchman's clocks. If he is
remiss in his duty during the
night the clock will tell you
of it in the moraine. Call and
let us explain this clock to
II. F. Wichman & Co.
DELIVERS BREAD DAILY
Money earns more money
but not if it is left in the pro
In our Bank, it will bring
you 4V4 per cent, interest,
Our small saving banks for
the home teach you to save.
Call and ask for one today.
Bank of Hawaii, Ltd.,
Fort and Merchant Sts.
Capital and surplus $1,000,000
"The Fashionable Adventures
of Joshua Craig"
David Graham Phillips
"Stung" 1!ert Davis
"The Red Mouse"
W. II. O3borno
"5440 or Fight"
"Comrades" Thos. Dixon Jr.
"A Prisoner of the Sea"
II. Klder Haggard
"The Angel and the Star"
. in Ilalph Oonnor
Alexander Young Building. I
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Mortgages, Deeds, Bills of Sale,
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HONOLULU. PHONE 310.
Week-end tickets sold on Saturday
and' Sunday over the Oahu Railway
to Haleiwa cost two dollars and are
good to return up to Monday night.
Get it Now on our easy-payment
plan. Come in and hear
some records. '
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941 NUUANU ST.
WING CHONG CO
KING ST. NEAR BETHEL
Dealers in Furniture Mattresses,
Etc., Etc All kinds of KOA and
MISSION FURNITURE Made Tc
THE TOWNSEND UNDERTAKING
have moved from the Kaniolani Bide.
to the Hustace fllk., Nos. GO-71, So. MKS, J. uubbfltibuu
Beretania St., opposite Sachs' Store, Rooms 0 and 10 Young Hotel Bldg.
made by woman immigrants from
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