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EVENtNO BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. 11.. SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 100&.
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! General Arthur, Robert Burns, and our famous
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Jan, Copper Aih Trayi, Cigar Humidors in Handsome Woods, Cigarette
Cases, Tobacco Pouches, Adjustable Floor Ash Trays, etc.
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M A. Gunst & Co
Cor. King and
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Ing Into to the oHIce. The car trav
eled at the same rate of Bpecd' It hud
thu morning before when he wag on
time, hut he was Itching with dread
of the frown that the "old man"
would greet him with. The second
complainant U a chronic grouch, and
growls on general principles. They
hay nil cannot keep a servant more
than ten minutes. The last kicker Is
ko common that we will not waste
breath on lilm.
This iiuestlon to earh ot aforesaid
l.lcklsts would be apropos: "How
much better could you run the Ho
nolulu streetcur system than It is be
ing operated?" Thcro, smoke that!
Mind you, I am not a streetcar en
thusiast, nor do I uphold any hard
ships worked or, the public by neg
ligent employes of the company, but
I am In favor ot handing the devil
his dues. Hut what about our street
car system? How does it compare
with others In cities the size of this?
What is the Kapld Transit Company
doing to aid in making Greater Ho
nolulu? Lets see.
Twenty -Six Miles of Bails.
First, the rapid transit system ex
tends over the entire city of Hono
lulu, totaling In mileage twenty-six,
twenty-three of which Is in opera
tion at the present time. Let the
person Ignorant of the business try
to Imagine the systematic care it
takes to operate those tW'enty-thrdo
miles in an orderly and punctual
manner. Don't you often ask your
self the question? How does that car
meet this one at such and such a
switch at a given period? It Ib sate
to say without the fear ot contradic
tion, that no where under the stars
and stripes has a system been built
under greater difficulties; and operat
ed with more care. Why? Ilecauso
like all cities with crooked, winding
streets, hills uud heavy grades, the
work has been mudu double In get
ting the rails In place, the system
established properly and the cars
New Extensions Planned.
I The II u 1 1 e 1 1 n had some time
ago a story given by President L.
jTenney Peck, ot the Pearl Harbor
extension of the line out King
'street, so that the military officials
and citizens living out that way can
board a car and be In the center ot
the city within a short time. The,
benetlt of this extension will be far
reaching. It means the Increase ot
real estate out that' way. People can
buy and build with a chance of get
ting into town promptly. Officers of
,the Army and Navy will find their
business greatly facilitated, and
there will be a general forward move
ment In that direction. The rails
have arrived tor the new extension,
nre being unloaded and will be haul
ed to the scene ot action at once.
Ties are now piled along the right
of way In many places, and others
are conllng In 1n contract. Manager
Ilallontyne Is contracting for mate
rial of all kind. 'and getting his force
together for the work. It means
thousands of dollars to Honolulu lab
or, many months of work for Indus
trious arid willing men; and another
In the wheel of "drcater Honolulu."
And there are other extensions plan
red, not materialized as yet, but the
company Ib watching with an eatle
eye the expanding of the city. If
you would watch the growth of a
city, count the number of miles Us
street car tracks cover. A progres
sive streetcar company follows the.
growth of Its city, us patriotism fol
lows the flag.
The Future System.
Some day. It will not be now, or
in the Immediate future you will be
able to take u car at Pearl Harbor
und go around Diamond Head. Think
of that. Some day, you may be able
to board a car at the present term
inus of the line on the wnterfront,
lind ride clear out the beach road to
Walklkl, viewing the ocean all the
way. The company does not prom
ise any ot these good things now,
but along with the other Improve
ments In the future, these will come,
unless and the Lord forbid. thu
.knocker get in their work or they
suspend the shipping laws, and Japan
captures the whole business. Well,
It Is to be hoped the young and pro
gressive element of the city will pull
together for the paramount Interests
ot Hawaii In tint most unselfish and
Cause of Sclavs.
When you hick about the car be
Ing late, ask tho conductor the uex.
time you get on what caused It. He
will probably tell you a Chinese ve
getable man or some other slow
thinking vender got fn his way, nnd
rather than smash up his wagon und
cause a damage suit, he patiently
worked tho fellow out of his wny.
Perhaps air aged woman was board
ing the car alone, und' tho crew had
to take extra time to assist her. Per
haps a Are hose Is laid across the
track for the moment, or there is a
tircnlcdown. Don't you crltlcluo that
conductor or motormnn without a
reason, for he Is more auxtoiiB to
keep on tho schedule than you are,
for It means demerits and a general
calling down If It happens often.
The Operating: Force.
Have you stopped to think that
over a thousand people In Honolulu
have pleasant homes, good wages and
steady employment with our present
Btreetcar company? .ou might go to
Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los
Angeles and Sacramento, and Inves
tigate the systems In vogue there,
and you will not find a more content
ed lot of people than tho Itapld Tran-.
sit folks. And' they ,speak highly of
the management, a thing that Is sel
dom heard In the big cities on tho
mainland. One hundred and fifty
motormen and conductors are con
stantly lu the service, while as many
morn nien are lii the shops, power
' anil other points on tho
.Most of them are married,
iu con Ing men, women and chil
dren, li Is not overestimating to say
that Hie "traction family" numbers
u ...uusnnd or more.
Courtesy of the Men.
No where" will you rtnd tho con
ductors and motoiiiien more courte
ous than In Honolulu, it you don't
holleve It recall the time you Jump
ed on n car, partly moving, in Seat-
for n monieuf, anil told him that peo
ple were constantly complaining
about the delays on the switch In
front of thu Executive Building on
King Street. He swung around to
his telephone, nnd culled up tho Itap
ld Transit oftlce. After n few min
utes conversation, he turned and snld
that it was caused by the heavy wol.
slippery grades up King street, Ewa
wny that held the cars back, but
dules that show the rost Is much
greater here than in mainland cities,
because of the distance from mills',
sources of material, and competent
labor. When a demand is mndo for
more, cars uud extensions, thu direc
tors Immediately begin figuring
cut the cost, und It they call play
the game even for a jear or so JiiBt
ihnko enough to pay expenses, t hoy
a ro gnmo und go Into It. For in tho
vvu wuu ui'iii tin? inrs uaun. miiiiuu kuiiiu iiiiii fcu iikii 11. re 111 iu
that they were working now to over-end they will win out. Thus It take
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Furniture for Christmas Gifts
We are showing the largest line of FURNITURE and FURNITURE
1 NOVELTIES ever brought to Honolulu for a Christmas season.
, Make your Christmas Rift to friends or relatives something; which will combine both beauty and utility. This result
'can1 be attained by purchasing furniture.
.i ' Every item in a furniture store would make a Rood Christmas gift.
We show the largest and best line of goods in tho islands.
J. Hopp & Co., 185 King Street
POWERHOUSE. OARBARNS AND YARD OF THE HONOLULU RAPID TRANSIT AND LAND COMPANY.
tie or Frisco, and In answer, to a civil
question, the conductor glared at you,
snapped the nickel out of your hand
mid treated, you like a yellow dog.
Of course they are not all that way,
but many of them take tho prize for
mean dispositions. Poor devils. It
may bo their environments: As la
the dog, so Is tho pup, (Not oiig-
Attention to Complaints.
Don't maku even a slight com
plaint about the service, unless you
mean every word ot It and can back
It up) for front President Peck to
Manager Uallentyno and on down the
Hue, thuio will be an Immediate In
vestigation, uud things will be stlrr
lug until the fuels are sifted to tho
bottom, ami the whole matter Is
threshed out, Hero Is an example. At
one time u patron stepped Into tho
First National, caught Mr, peck's ear
come the' trouble, And much ot It
has been overcome. Mr. Peck showed
tho writer some time, ngo a largo
I hunch of schedules nnd corrcspon-
deuce over the demand of tho Kul
miikl people for a toil' niliiuto see
Ivlco. No one In tho service put In
I more time 'than did Mr. Peck and
Mr. Uallentyno figuring out this mat
ter, fur the way tho switches had
been put down It -was Impossible to
put pii a ten minute car and mak)
It connect properly. This additional
service will be given us soon as the
inanagerH can arrange "for proper trial
Cost of Operation."
Little do the people ithlnle when
making useless complaints, ot tho
cost of operation In this country.
Whllo the management do not ud
ortlse their prlvato business, the
writer wua shown operating sche-
.a large amount of capital to carry
on the business.
The Men Behind the Quns.
Old you ever meet Manager Hal
lentyrio? Thon you have missed iv
very pleasant incident In your life.
He Is ono of nature's nobleman, gen-
,.... I I....' Mil .J
wuuo iii iur;, wining to givo ami
take in the blg'game of life with ev
erybody. A splendid business man,
keen but not cunning, kind' hut not
careless, systematic but riot cranky,
.ho makes nn Ideal" iractlon manager.
Sitting nt his desk at the office, ho
can closo his eyes and mentally fol
llow each car on the system, watch
ling It thread Its way through tho
city, picking up und discharging' pas
sengers. Not a detull of the busi
ness escapes him, aud this Is why Ho-
r.ouuu can boast of the best streetcar
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