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EVENINO 11UI.I.RT1X, HONOLULU. T
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(Bj E. S. Goodhue. M. D. of Holualoa.)
IV. gan said of hltn to n friend, "I'vo
Juiiipi' II. Hoe. pioprletor of the known a great many army chap
Echo, was really one or the father lalns, and tlutton'H the only one
of Riverside, having arrived from who was worth n damn."
the Kant with the earliest netllers. Dr. Mutton used to tell this with
He wa a druggist and for ionie yreat appreciation,,
years kept a store In the city, but About this time the question of
finally established the I'reis and "High License" came up, dividing
fairly launched Into Journalism, the community Into two faction,
which was his vocation Riverside was really a temperance
Hut he was an Idealist; mystic?' town, peopled by families from the
musical, artistic, romantic, more at East, with a very small element fav
home oh the editor of a magazine orltig saloons. Hut of the good, re
than as the director of a dally news- spectable citizens, many believed
paper. "lat high license was the best incth-
Latterly he edited the California of dealing with the matter.
Magazine, which had a short run. The Press favored no-ltcense, so
and died only a few months before did the Echo,
the editor himself passed away. The Enterprise, though Inclined
Plerron. his partner, was a prac- sympathize, with the saloon party.
Ileal typo, who knew everything was rather non-committal In Its at-
there was to know about fine print- fltude. while the Tribune fought
Ing. He ran the Job department, the battles of the liquor men.
Mid wrote Occasional city Items. One of the most effective speakers
Our sanctum wa nothing but a on the temperance side was llcv. II.
box. about 10 feet square, Just above U, Connel, pastor of the Christian
the press room, looking out upon church, a real orator, witty, logical,
the Riverside Hanking Company's and full of energy, though, at the
new building. time, dying of consumption. He
It wan a comfortable, breeze- threw all the force he had Into the
blown little spot, to which a steep campaign and made come telling
night of stairs leiL Isolated and free speeches In a voice as clear as a bell
from ordinary Interruptions. I re San Uernardlno almost to a man
member one day Ilev. Cbas. Uutton, favored the saloon and Kearney of
I). D.. mstor of the Haptlst church, the Courier slashed the "old fogies
a ntan over six feet tall, dignified, of Riverside" with his cutting steel.
precise, greatly liked by everybody,
tame up the steps with the spring of
o boy. He was nut of breath and
"I want you to bear witness to
the fact that I have been grossly In
Milted by Mr. Knapp la quick-tempered
resident of the town). He
It was a remarkable fight, through
the newspapers, In the pulpit, on
the street, In banks, stores, every
where, and the noble women of Illv
erslde were In the van."' I
Politics were thrust In, the tem
perance party were railed "Prohi
bitionists," though they were so
has called me unmentionable names only as they favored the abolition of
without any provocation whatever, saloons In the district,
and Just because he thought I would Iter. D. II. fllllun was one of our
take It, hut, by thunder,. If It wasn't war horses, using his Methodist put-
for disgracing .my. cloth, I'd thrash pit as our club rostrum, while Tay-
him to within an Inch of his life." ler of the Episcopal and Hunt of the
And he could' have done It with Congregatlonallit church kept In the
tase, too. background.
Dr. Uutton was chaplain for a C. Relnhardt, a liquor man of San
company of Illinois volunteers ilur- Uernardlno, began In the Gazette a
Ing the Civil War, and General Lo- series of papers on the question,
which I nutncrH through the lotir
tesy ol the Enterprise; thus we
clashed swords for a few weeks,
Ilefore the cloe of this contro.
vetsy I had no opportunity to de
cline a cab offer to take up the
Ilelnhardl side of the question.
Dr. Jenkins, now a well-known
physician of I.os Angeles, crossed
swords with me, and the scene
changed to the Press arena, where I
also took up the defense of Mr. Hoc,
who had been called a trnltor to his
principles by the Tribune.
Mr. Hoe could "write, but he
couldn't fight, and In those days I
liked nothing better than a vigor
ous campaign, though Indeed, then
as now, I would not denl In person
alities. It never pays,
, To lose your temper, pull your
hair out, swear, and call names, may
be amusing to spectators, but It nev
er Impresses anyone with a sense of
We used the columns of every pa
per In town, fired off all the powder
In our amunitlon boxes, and finally
won the battle.
Every saloon was ruled out of the
A few weeks later In one of my
rambles about town I overheard two
lather seedy San Uernardlno visit
ors discussing our want of conven
iences. "Notllln' to drink in this yer Sun
day School but Irrigation water. It's
a dry town, you bet, and you can
have yer choice of mlllc an' ginger
pop," remarked one, with a very dis
"Let's 'vamoose," said the other,
" 'fore we get took with cholera
With some misgivings I now ac
cepted the presidency of the Prohi
bition Club, a mere boy, with Ill-Informed
I Introduced several distinguish
ed speakers In the next few months,
and thrashed out campaign litera
ture along with my associates,
John II. Cough lectured in the
San Uernardlno Opera House, Solil
eskl and others spoke In our V. M.
C. A. hall.
Tom Fitch, then a resident of
San Uernardlno, heralded as one of
the (two thousand or more) silver
mouthed orators of the country, de
livered a few lectures on temper
Shortly afterward becoming edl-
II., SATURDAY, MAY 2ft, 1900
lor of (he Fnli-rprlne, Hludalicckcr
KMKKi'ttrit that I willo tuiiio "po'lry,"
taking In tho names of residents,
something which might be called
"doggrcl by the yard." or "verse on
It was an Intensely local thins,
of course, like side-Jokes of a coun
try drnmntii' entertainment, hut It
proved to be n draw and Increased
the circulation of the paper.
Each day a verse was spun out.
a new one being added to the old,
which was republished. If I must
confess It, thH unllterary produc
tion brought nie morn lord I honor
than anything I had written. I give
below a few samples:
"No FROST or SNOW fall on our
Many n IIHOWN HILL SHIELDS ns
Though WAY upon them WHITE Is ' And CUMMINS up with MOODY
The FERHIS,"' snow
Our EAULi; to w.il.r up fiom
He did not WAITE. but burst the
As sudden ns n thunder1 CLAPP,
"This HOUSE Is full of GRIFFINS
He cried with CRAVEN HEART;
I do not CARE KYLE surely fire
This COLE HALL, then depart.
'To-WARD the I1HOOK8 he shot.
A TEEL ATWATEHS edge;
It flew out towards the WOODS and
Close by n HARDMAN hedge.
"Just then a MILLER nnd n COCK
Did CHANCE to hear the HOWE,
of which 8-'l -,(' not CUT-TEH now.
"WOODWARD and sometimes to
ward the HOGGS.
Wc TURNER longing eyes,
And oft In vision PIERCE thu fogs
Which WRIGHT nbove our WEST
"The WILDER NORTH winds which
It SIMMS do never here prevail:
With MINOR ones WEIR blessed. I
tint ne'er WOODILL on us entail.
"And not a WHIT-I-ER to tell
We have good LAWS lo HACKUS up,
Our ALDERMANN Is fat and well,
And DAILBY,,, passes round the
"WESTOVER by the'cUTTLE field
Where WEEDS do COVER up the
Some NEWIIERRY plants nrc found
A HRANCII of HANDY leaves.
"Thero many HUNT the DEERE nnd
And like OAYLORDS WILHUR a
nUT-TON a Sunday none do go
They are TWOaOOD for such LOW
Oh, Bald a TINKER, HURNIIAM
Or he WI1.SON My MILKS nway;
COIIURN his TAYL-I.ll some HUGH
HEEHS like he'd LOVE to play.
"HOLT on my FRIEND, a PORTER
SAWYER that CASTLEMAN ahead.
A GOODHUE has he, nnd beside.
A RIDER was he bred."
Special Sale of
35c a Yard
On Sale Tuesday Morning, June 1
Whilney & Marsh
"Elder Uutton of Riverside Is In
this city. He Is one of the most5j;
popular men In Southern Califor
nia." San Uernardlno Times, Jan
"Only a few weeks ago I receiv
ed a request from some Woman's
Club at Riverside for a paper to be
read at their meeting,
I am not sure of the exact
date when Fitch lectured.
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TIIURST-ON ye DOLE-ful WOOLEY
Hulld HIGH your CASTLE WALLS;
Who KEERS VON DAMM whnt hap
did. The HREWERS LEVY palls.
WHY HAWAII HAS A
PROMINENT LOCAL MEN OF AFFAIRS TELL WHY THEY BELIEVE
IN THIS TERRITORY.
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"Why do you believe In Hawall?"ino reason not to believe In her nnd
was thu question put to prominent every reason to believe. I believe
local men by a I) u I I e t I u repre-, It Is tho greatest country on earth.
selitatlve. Helow nre some of tho ,
answers received: i v. t. Lucas, manager Henry May
n wait., f i.v-,.,ivi,vI Co., Ltd. "I bcllve most em-
.hn.,M-i i i.mII.1-. in nwnll?" IPhatlcally In Hawaii, and I always
have, In my position I am probably
If 13 IU.I.I..I nna.. II W M'JIC IU JUUKC 4llO IHUKiCOB III IIW
IJreckons "Hecause I live here and , Territory as we .as anyone, and I
HE MILL will never grind faster unless you
increase the flow of water. If the wheels of
your business turn slow it is because there is
no pressure to increase their revolutions. Ad.
vertising develops this pressure. It increases demand.
It creates and continually enlarges patronage. The
man who makes a great success in the mercantile trade
points to his policz of advertising as the basic factor
to his prosperity. The
has turned many a poor business into a profitable bus
iness by recruiting customers for it. It is a jiaper read
by people who ars buyers, but discreet buyers. They
believe it is a merchant's funotion to advise them if he
desires their patronage.
am very optimistic.
"New blood, of tho
High Sheriff Win. Henry-'Tlioro ''. ' '"'"S '" "tcadlly. and the
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are many reasons, loo numerous to
mention, wli'y I believe In Hawaii."
J. II. Castle "I am here; thut Is
the proof -that 1 believe In Hawaii.
It would take more time than I have
to spare to give all my reasons. I
urn here that's enough."
J. W. Doyle "You never realize
what a great place this Is until you
leave II. I never heard of nnyone
who lived here any length of time
that didn't want to come hack If
they tould." ,
not far distant when wo shull have
a population exceeding 1, 000,000.
and wc shall be able to support that
population in luxury.
"We have geographical position,
perfect climate, and fertile soil. All
of these point toward one thing a
brilliant future and an immense pop
ulation for this Tcrrltorw,
"There ure many other reasons
why I believe In Hawaii."
A. L. Castle Tho question "Why I
believe In Honolulu" Is a hard ouo to
answer because of the multitude of roa-
Sheriff W. I. Jarrett "I believe 'bons that might be given. Likewise the
In Hawaii because I was born here, quest Ion "Why I don't believe In
uud because I have seen the wonder-. Honolulu" would be difficult because
fill changes that have occurred In It would be hard to give a valid reu-
son. Certainly one reason for lik
ing Honolulu Is because It Is such a
sport-loving community. Nowhere
In the world will you find n city to
future or perhaps 1 should say the a campaign to convince the Commer-
improvemeuts of the future ure to clnl bodies of the mainland mat u
the city , I believe in Hawaii be
cause I am convinced that these is
lands are going to be the most Im
portant nnst In the Paclrlc und are
destined to become the hub of the' devoted to legitimate sport. And
world." I there nre sports for every clans und
everybody, with lots of room for nil.
Look ut the numerous hasebnll
grounds we have, and notice the
Attornoy General C. R. Ilemen
way "llecaiise It Is progressive.
wide uwake nnd patriotic; because great variety of nationalities play
there Is an Increasing luterest and Ing the line American game Amer
partlclpatlon on the part of all clK-l leans, lluwuliiins, J'ortuguese, Jap
zens affecting all; nnd because the nnese. Chinese, und all. Look nt the
pioblems -which must bo solved are Country Club, Mounulua, our splen
lieliiK met In a spirit of optimism did tennis courts, and Alexunder
uud honesty, which Is bound to re Field. What with baseball, football,
suit In u sound bolutlon."
II. J. Huchly 1 believe In Hawaii be
cause It bus already passed through the
various phases of development which
repeat themselves In the history of lli'i
up-bulldlng of ull cities nnd Is
now llrnily sturted ut the beginning
of a new era In Its commercial life;
truck, rowing, surllng, boccer, ten
nis, golf, polo, cricket, ami Indeed
pructlcally every sport under the
sun, certainly young and old allfc
ought to be happy. Uest of ull, we
are free from the taint of professionalism.
$400 EJach. Easy Terms
Real . Eptate Exchange, Ltd., 82 South King St.
A. Mclnerny "Why do I he-
business conditions have been re- Hive in Honolulu? Hecause of a
ndjintnl, und ure now established fulth thut Is Inborn and I could not
upon ,, sound commercial basis. I get away from that faith If I wish-
I eel. It's the same tort of faith that
JuOije Roblniou "I believe In prompted my foiebeiira to stop hero
II. Mill bucuute tt always has made uud become u part of the place, to
good and alwaj'B will. ' The future glow with It and help It grow. 1
will duuioustrute her verity com- bate fjlth lu it becuuue I buvc seen
lueHl.illy. There Is no climate lulwhat cun he done here, I have been
the world like thut of Hawaii. Why i two blades, the same old two, grow
do I believe In Hawaii- Why, there' where there was nothing hut corul
no need to usk thut question, I have lock before. The progress of the
bo measured by the advnnce that bus
been made during the past two de
cades. Honolulu, us tlmo measure
ments go, discovered herself but re
cently and waits for development.
The Inllux of business men since an
nexation put inspiration Into the
souls of the men who had lived here
for years before thut time and who
was absolutely necessary for the
protection of the I'aclflc Coast nnd
the maintenance of peace on this
great ocean to Improve I'earl Har
bor nnd create on the Island of Oa
hu u great Military, outpost. The
Army und Navy were Keenly alive
to the situation. Conditions were
fnvorable and the work of the Cham-
did not realize the possibilities of ber resulted In getting every leading
the pluco. Those men will continue, Commercial organization In the
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ullllL'll kMUltra IU si-uu llicimil luin m
Congress urging Immediate action.
The sentiment thus created proved
of the greutest value to our Delegate
nnd his friends In the House nnd
the development und materlully aid
In the transformation or Honolulu
from n 'Mnhope' to a Just-now town.
I have lived here nil my lire and
have visited many cities on the
mainland nnd In Europe hut I have
never found one in which I could
die with greater regret, at the leav
ing of II, than Honolulu because I
do not recall u place that offers so
any belter pluce,'
II. I. Wood, Secretary of the Ha
waii Promotion Committee "It
would be as Impossible to construct
a wheel without n hub as to develop
commerce on tho gteat I'aclflc Ocean
without its enuring lo tho benefit of
"In addition to the well establish
ed lines of travel leading to ports
on the I'uclllc, others of special in
terest to Huwull are coming rapidly
to the front. Tho road bed und
ports of the Tehuautepec Railway
are being steudlly Improved und will
soon bo ublo to cure for n lurgo traf
fic. Within six, or at the outside,
eight years, the Panama Cnnal will
be open for tho rvjghty volume of
trade seeking this short cut between
the American Continents und while
Hawaii may not ho exuetly on tho
great circle routes between Panama
und Sallnu Cruz und the ports of the
Orient, Honolulu and IIIlo, will be
uear enough to be mado ports of call
for fuel supplies and orders. Every
day will then be u stenmer day In
Senate. Tho plan won out and
though but a few Bhort months have
elapsed, the great work Is well un
der way, the Malta of the Pacific
a leallty. With peace assured.
many opportunities for n peaceful . home building may proceed. Vt Ith
nnd satisfactory life. There are out other advantages than n cllmute,
some cities one could leave for tho pleasant In comparison with the
unknown without n pang of regret, cold days of winter and sweltering
Not so Honolulu; I doubt If there Is. heat of summer, experienced In our
prosperom Central und Eastern
Stntes, tho sunshine of Southern
California has become a most valu
able commodity. An acre of hind
to build your house upon with an
undisputed claim to pure delicious
air reaching from the boundaries of
your lot to Ihe blue vault ol Heaven
has attracted upwards of half n
million of people.
"As one, prominent resident of
Los Angeles aptly stated the mutter,
Hawaii really has what Southern
California claims to have, u perfect
climate, where. In truth, every day
Is u June duy. According to Dr.
I. eland E. Cofer Assistant Surgeon
General, U. S. Marino Hospital Ser
vice. Hawaii Is the one place
'Where the Influence offer tho least
resistance lo bodily well being of
any of the well known heulth re
sorts of the world.'
"Within ten years, Honolulu will
he within three, or at the outside,
four days from San Francisco, pos
slbly twenty-four hours by Aero
plane. Heautlful homes will have
multiplied and these Mld-1'aclllc
stepping stones to Paradise will have
becomo whnt they were created for,
"Two years ago, tho Honolulu
Chamber of Commerce entered upon The Worlds Home Lund."