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JBVEHWG BULLETS, HONOLTJttT, T. H., THURSDAY, STAY 12, 191?.
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Let us never foreet that an act of i
-goodness is of itself an act of happi
ness No reward coming after the
event can compare with the sweet
reward that went with it. Mauribe
U(inspclf oilklnl nffalrs Willi
William me fiilily Interesting. Wlmt
the peoplo want to know Is whu win
when they get strenuous nnil run a
The first thing we know, Private
, Borrclary Mcllililc ma turn up In
i Washington to iinliunlpii his pout on
linn- Im i-i.Iotcil the lour of these
L' Islands .Willi Iteehimatlon Agent
Congress seems to he putting
through most everything that l nak
ed for llnwnll, cxrept the Items most
needed the Organic Aet amend
ment nml the earl Harbor appro
1i Is quite puipcr in congratulate
thine who uro engaged In hntunior-
Jng down the prlio of Hawaii's sugar
securities. They nro doing It, all
Fright, and will probably make n nice
, little sum out of those, who haver
been frightened or squeezed out.
Snrtirlsed that officers of the
Chamber of Commerce should keep
fcerrcl their onbles from Washington?
Surprised! Why, 'It would bo np
tirnnrlate for someone to drop dead
from tlm shock of tlio surprise, it
the matter were handled otherwise.
Isn't It well known that such im-
portnnt mutters as these aro for the
sole'beifUlt of "'a few of us1' whoso
opinions' must control, und the com
mon herd U called In only when "a
few of us" make a few glaring mis
takes add want to ho pulled out of a
bolshy the people.
(r - " '
Conservation funds could not be
used to better advantage than that
portion sot nsldo for bro.ulenlng the
scope of College of Hawaii work.
Thai four thousand dollars expended
by i the Territory for the equipment
of the department of animal hus
bandry will securo from the Tcderal
government n much larger sum to
iiJniTitrlv pjirrv nut tlio educational
"sqficme. Our people do not realize
now, magninceniiy 1110 uimrauinii
endows lis State lollegcs nnd unlvcr.
nlilnn When they do. It Is honed
they,. will bo Inspired or shamed Into
making decent provision for the
, PROHIBITION IS THE ISSUE.
W. O, Smith In his communica
tion, published today brings out n
erf Imitortant nolnt that exposes
oiiophnse of tbo pjosont dishonesty
in tbo methods of the Prohibition
ists. Ho rails thu attention of his
'. !.... . ... .1... ..., ,l.n, ,l.n nun.Mnll
a,4 jneiiu in iiiu lut. u .g.. ..........
C m which tbo people are called to
bljoto Is tbo nlisoluto prpiiiimiou 01
the liquor trainc. npu not mo uum
Ishmcnt of the saloons.
It Is already apparent that Prohi
bition campaigners arc trying to mis
lend tlio people by declaring that the
vbte' of the plebiscite Is to wlpo out
WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS
President William II. Taft, In tho
course of his Yale lectures on 'Tour
Aspects of Civic Duty," Is quoted as
follows In relation to the liquor
"Nothing is more foolish, nothing
more utterly at variance with sound
publio policy than to enact a law
which, by reason of the cpnditions
surrounainu the community, is inca
pable of enforcement. I
' "Such instance is sometimes pre-1
tented by sumptuary laws, by which
the sale of intoxicating liquors is
prohibited under penalty in localities
where the publio sentiment of the
immediate community does not, and
will not, sustain the enforcement of
the law. In such cases the legisla
tion is usually the result of neita.
..ticn' by neonle in the country" who
VHre determined to make their. fellow-
Citizens .in uie cuy ueuci. inc en
rersliMontu., ' . .Bo
Per Vr, anywhere In U.S. .. I.oo
Per Year anywhere n Canada., I.Ho
Per Year (loalpald, foteirn a.oo
Batcred t the fostoffiec at l.onolala
u xnd-ciMi nutter.
.MAY 12, 1010
the saloon nnd not stop the sale of
liquor not actually prohibit.
This shows they aro either afraid
or ashamed of their own cnuso nnd
nre wilfully deceiving the people.
Kvory saloon In tbo Terrllnry can
bo wiped out under the piesunt liq
uor law. If tbo people bellevo It
proper to put them out of existence.
MR, TAFT'S VIEWS.
Quotation from Governor Patter
son of Tennessee on the subject of
prohibition has brought forth the
usual shower of epithets and slink
pots from the Prohibition rump, none
of which have a dlrec bearing on
Prohibition In Hawaii, but which ap
enr to satisfy the Prohibitionists'
love for calling names.
Quotations nre now given from the
statements of Picshleiit Taft. W'e.
shall now probably ho trjnted to an
argument aimed to prove that Pres
ident Taft paidoncd a criminal,
sjilniUietl.' up Hm furniture -and pos-
slbly licked bis wife. Although It-
TOJ' J'e, .that rcspeqt for his position
wll h,e-m.oro Of a j.rolecllon fbr the
President of the country than It Is
llelng accustomed to hisses from
tlio women, and brick bats from frcn.
rled crowds generally, prominent of
H lals wilt doubtless accept them all
a contributions to the day's work.
W'e doubt, however, that they will
mange their views In opposition to
Prohibition ns against practical reg
ulation of the liquor tralll c.
POSER FOR PROHIBITIONISTS.
Under the above caption, Collier's
Weekly for Slay 10, 1909, published
tho following editorial In response to
the criticism of n prohibition paper:
"Austere Invective is hurled nt us
by tho National Prohibitionist be
cause, wo accuse the Prohibition
rfurty; of practical forgery In circu
lating what purports to bo n ver
batim account of Abraham Lincoln's
stand In favor of prohibition. Their
only defense Is that one old man al
leges that Lincoln made a statement
to him Just before he died, a ttlmsy
enough contention If he had no fur
ther evldenco pointing lo Lincoln's
"From boyhood to age, Lincoln was
Interested In temperance, and It is
nowhere on record, either In his own
handwriting or In nuthcntlc history,
as spedkln'g one word fnvornble to
"Look, moreover, ,at what actual
evidence wo have In his famous
speech dolivcred in Illinois explain
ing how much beiter than vlolcnco
aro education and persuasion.
"There Is the liquor license which
his own store took out.
"There is the Ill-concealed Impa
tience of his reply to tho clergymen
who bothered him nbnut tho drink
ing of General Grant.
"Thero Is also something more con
clusive. Qur .sweet friend, on tho
'Nntlonal Prohibitionist,' who call
us such ugly names, have only (o ex
amine, the records of the Legislature
"On December 19, 1840, It was
moved to onnct by amondment that
actment of the law comes through the
country representatives, who form a
majority of the Legislature: but the
enforcement of the law is among the
people who are generally opposed to
us cnacuncni, ana unaer sucn cir.
cumstances the law is a dead letter,
This result is the great argument in
favor of so-called local option, which
is really an instrumentality for de
termining wnetner a law can be en
forced before it is made operative.
"In cases where the sale of liquor
can not be prohibited in fact, it is
far better to regulate and diminish
the evil than to attempt to stamp it
out. By the enactment of a drastic
law and the failure to enforce it
there is Injected into the public
mind the idea that laws are to be ob
served or violated according to the
will bf those affected. I need not say
how altogether pernicious such ' a
loose theory is."
I ' ' I .
L itjiiffiii lrY'iEtfr-i ", ilfflwa .,, ,to ffcrtrlSftlttfeni'ic f HilWinfi'illFfr'il.'til' - TT Sif1ffrfrfn,-T?rMf liffli n i irri "Th f ' &jij, -.,. , .- "V " .'
r? rj;n sha'l Is jlrjrsji t? pa'.'.
7lr.s-.T3 is?UUSi :';"V3 't. itu
s:i;. Atahaa Ltr.ss.a tinti :
lir thb afcisu&aat en the title
"A week later an attempt was
made to pass a provision that a liq
uor license could bo rofufod If a ma
jority of the voters In the town, dis
trict or ward protested, Abraham
Lincoln voted against this restric
tion. On January 13 ho nted again
to the same effect. Wo shall await
calmly the National Pmhlhltlotila't
"Abraham Lincoln believed drink
In bo probably the greatest single
curse upon the earth. How It should
be decreased was a question of rea
son and experlcnre. If bo lived to
day, our guess In that ho would, llko
most wlso men, npprovo otlirnhlbl
tlon In certain neighborhoods, con
demning It In others. The present
Is not bound by our dead statesman's
views. It Is bound, however, not to
slnle those lews falsely; nnd wo
hope, therefore, never to seo circu
lated by the Prohibitionists another
wlnetin(ent citing Abraham Lincoln
as an upholder of their creed."
ON GUARD FOR PEARL HARBOR.'
Honolulu must bo forever1 on
guard to protect the appropriations
for Pearl Harbor.
This Is no now sentiment for the
Bulletin to express. It Is a self- j
evident truth In tho esteem of all,
sensible, wideawake cltliens. The
force of tho stntcment that "the nd-(
ministration will look after thnt Item
without any nsslstanco from us" Is
demonstrated, first, by the loss and1
llnnl recovery of the Item In tho
Hoiis'e, and now tho adverse vnto of
tho Senate. Appropriations don't
take rare of themselves. ;
Constant vigilance Is tho prlco of
a Congressional appropriation, even
In connection with such n certnln na
tional necessity ns a naval drydock
large, enough (o carry tho largest hat.
,tleshlp of' the United States. ,
livery pnrtlclo of Influence thnt
tho city of Honolulu and tbo Terrl-
lory of llnwnll can bring to hear'
In recall tho Senntn to Its senses
should bo brought Into play for tho
retention of tho Pearl Harbor dock
appropriation at tho figures present
ed by the Navy Jlopartment. Self
interest Is not tho only factor, al
though It usually acts ns n spur.
Pearl Harbor Is a nntlonal affair,
and citizens of Hawaii nre In duty
bound to put forth nit their energy
to nrovent sufh n national error as
building a seven-hy-nlne naval dock
for ho ships of tJic greatest nation
Yardvllle, New Jersey, has a man
who declares that ho has saved $19,
000 for allowing lib' whiskers to
grow sluco ho was twenty 'years of
ugc. He Is now ninety yeuts old.
Ilut tho old man finsn't j 19,000 to
his credit. This calls to mind the
way Prohibitionists ngure tho sav
ings that will 'be mnde In the com
munity liquor bill It n law Is passed
prohibiting tho manufacture npd sale
of liquor, but not thu use of It,
W. 0. SMI MAKES
HIS EHT 10 "I"
IMItor MO v e n I n g 11 u 1 1 o 1 1 n:
In jour Issue of hisr evening there
Is n communication signed "M.", In
which tho writer directs certain
questions to mo as to my views In
regard to saloons, which I will brief
r ij - I j
FOR RENT: 3
Manoa Valley 3 ' $40
Matlock Avenue ...... .2 25
Matloqk Avenue 3 30
'Alexander Street 5 GO
Lurialilp Street 3 25
Nuuanu Street 7 CO'
Manoa' Valley 3 60
Young Street 2 30
FOR SALE: ,
Improved and unimproved proner
ty in Manoa, Kaimuki, Palolo 'and'
inside districts. ' '
To buy a small hous,e and lot in
Fort and Merchant Street .
'; t w.IjsesIfqrnt. . i lf
FURNISHED! Bedrooms, Price.
Beretania Stieet 2 ilO.OO
Pacific; Height, i, 4 60.00
Younjj Street, near Alexander 3 45.00
Manoa Road 2 60.00
Prospect Street 4 75.00
' Piikol and Yoiinc Streets 3 C0.00
Peninsula .. .......' 4 100,00
Makiki Street 3 GO.OO
Kinaii Street 4 45,00
Beretania Street 3 40.00
Palolo Road 2 35.00
Wahiawa '. 2 $20,00
Aiea' '. 3 . 50.00
Seventh Avenue 0 45.00
Thurston Avenue 4 ,40.00
Kamehamelia Road .4 25.00
Ananuni Street '. 2 30.00
Kaimuki 3 35.00
Lewers Road 3 30.00
Beretania Street 0 37.50
Kaimuki 2 20.00
Ten (10) Room
Modern and in Best of
r " Condition
Largo Grounds (tn.OOO sq.
ft.), Clrowtfig Trees, Garden,
Chicken Corrals, etc.
Hntlro grounds nil fenced
nnd well Improved.
Bishop Trust Co., Ltd.
He asks If thero are not some
very good reasons 'lit favor of clos
ing of the saloons oven If problbi
tlon does not "absolutely prohibit:
nlso, would 1 ndvlsi? n young mail to
Mite for tho licensed saloon us
against prohibition In tho coining
election; und If prohibition does nut
prohibit absolutely, Is tliero nothing
to 'ho gained In tho closing of the
' In leply I would stato that there
are many very gopd, reasons In favor
of closing saloons,' and If tho Issue
at the coming election were sluiply
tho closing of the saloons, I would
nuvue every young pinn lo yoie in
fnvor of tliolr being closed.
There nro reasons why under jirop
cr conditions It would ,bo desirable
to have a ymlted npnibcr of saloons
at centers w.'icro ninny travelers nVe
passing, nnd It might ,bo better to
first refuse nil licenses fcr tho coun
try districts ind have simply n yory
few In Honolulu tinder conditions
and l emulations which have been
foiled to be cffectlvo In other places.
Hut I d not understand the Issue
now presented Is simply the closing
of saloons, hut It s the absolute pro
hibition of .the Hao of any alcoholic
drink In tljs Territory; '
The 'increasing df facilities-for ob
taining drink certnlnly dots contrlh-i
uto to nbuses and tends to encour
May 12, 1910, W. O. SMITH.
( Avoid Loss in Business by Usinp.
Office .Open Sunday Mornings From
Eight to Ten
HONOLULU TO GROW
Hdltor livening; Ilullotln:
Honolulu is In tho twilight of an old
er dny and about to pass through thu
night or n transition period to nwako
Into tho blonder daylight of common
sense nnd Inrgo opportunities. Tho
United States, finding theso Islands,
pnrllcutntly tho Island of Oahii. 'li
strategic iHiint rnmmnndlng'llio nnvAl
nnd military situation of tho Pacific
Ocean, Is fortlfjlng this llttlo Islo In
mld-sca so that she will bo the Maltii
of tho western waters and greater.
Within a few years tho Panama canal
will bo thrown open to the passage of
tho ships of tM world, nnd then thb
capacity of t s harbor and Pearl
Harbor will bo stinliied to tho lit
'most. Tlio Heels of tint clirtli will
pass nml stop, tslt nnd coal and pio
vlnlou leri, and their crows will cmio
nMiorn for liberty. Tbo merchant
marines' of the nations will gather nt
tho hub of the Piiclflc. Thousands
upon tli -' id IouiIhIm will make
HiU n placo for pleasure.
'l-'!o. lUi nrs from now, wo may
stl I hnvo b ' fifty thousand norma-
lie- i ul m In the city of Horio-
IiiKi aio bound to hove n floating
Kipiiik,,.j of sumo hundred or hun
dred and fifty thousand. '
Theso tilings nro coining. They nre
Inevitable. And v want them! And
wo want td muko tho1 most of our oi
portunitlcs, do 'wo not? This Island
In tho ocean, under tho Stars and
Stripes, nu'Rt bo an American head
quarters, no American outpost, nil
American city In tho sen. Which
brings us to tbo consideration of tho
prcscni lirouicm, proniuiuoni Hawaii
has had pretty near every other kind
of problem. Wo havo had our rovolu
tlons, our transition periods galore,
our labor troubles nnd our epidemics,
through all of which wo haa passM
And now wo como to piohlbltton'
Shall wo havo prohibition?
Shall vo, who nro now the central
Importance In tho western ocean, put
out our hnnds to bo manacled llko an
Irresponsible' maniac or criminal, or
shall wo bo trusted as mon to work
out our own salvation? Shall wo tie
clarooursolves Incapable of properly
conducting tho liquor .business, and,
because wo aro afraid wo might take
too much, absolutely prohibit the sale
of liquor? Shall wo stultify our
selves npd makp ourselves a InpghliiR
slock to (ho world that la passing our
way, to havo It trumpeted throughout
tho earth that IIawnl can't behave
without m(lng her hands tlqd? Are
wo to bo advertised, after all tho proj?.
ress wo havo mtulo find ijltcr all the
niqnoy and energy wp havo spent tn
advance llnwnll, as n weakling, degen
erate, undepcndn'ble. Irresponsible, pit
iable pcoplo who have to bo hand
cuffed befoi-o we will refrain frprp tip
ping Wio ginss too niiicii.
In tlio" oyes of tho nations and In
the opinion of ,1,110 world which s soon
to ni'ako 'Honolulu tho half-way house
of tho Paclpc, aro wo to bo labeled as
a town Nvnicii snouui no passca uy
und '"passed up"?
It would scorn that thord Is room
(or tho most scriaio thought against
prohibition, prohibition which docs not
prevent, nun proamnion niiicu kiiib
business, denies manhood, reflects on
character nnd takes nwny our Inde
t wo haio any solf-respect, lot iu
kill this piohlbltloii Idea and declare
our- decency and Independence.
Honolulu, wo must rcullzo, Is soon
to be tho "hotel of tho Pacific ocean."
With liordos of tiaudors from all
over tho world, can wo expect to mnko
a success of this our hotel, In which
wo nil lino an Interest, unless we
can furnish tho weary Journeyer, or
Ibo plcnspre hccker, or tbo student,
or Hie traveling mercluuit, with bis.'
Vser, or hi? c;;Vtf.!l
79k -Km-cIuI;. j:"' An and t?
f.-.il vni far.cl.s' let's ?: t.- tutb
net; r.r.d bes-t, bi03t bss-t, net be
eternally knocking with the cuppro-s
slon of this nnd tho-suppresnlort of
that I Some folks nre nrt good lor
anything but tearing dotfti Suppose
o hnlld Easier maii'lons of iweflil
iiesi, mental educational, commercial
nnd American, nnd ce.lse wnstlnc time
Honolulu, May 12, MO.
At half-past twclvo this nfternoon a
flro alarm wns turned In from a box
at tlio corner of Luzo nnd Pnuo.i
streets. The flro lnlgndo responded
momtitly. but on nrilinl found thai
tho Iilnm was nearly extinguished by
ono of the llreinoii who happened to
bo on lomc. He bad solved n garden
huso nnd idaird u stieam of wnter
mi tho limning loof. Tho pollen pa
IriiKnngon made n quick inn to tho
scene but (hero wns no work for thou
to do upon arrival.
Tho houio Is occupied by Mrs. nod'
rlAncs ami Is owned by Jnclntho Gnu
salvos: thu bin originated through
a Hiiarlt from tho chimney setting Hi"
shingle roof on tire; the honsii Is not
Insured nnd ipiy lltllo damago was
(Continued from Page" I.)
and polished Intellect or tho Oreek
availed to avert destruction.
'We, tho mon of today and of the
future, need many qualities It we
nro to do our work well. Wo need,
first of nil and most Important of
nil, tho qualities which 'stand nt tlio
h.-mo of Individual, of family life,
the fundamental nnd essential quali
ties the homely, cery-day, all-Important
lrtues. If tho ncrngo man
will not work, If ho has not In him
tho will and tho power to bo a good
husband and father; If the averago
women Is not a good housewife, then
the State will topple, will go down,
no matter what may bolts brllllalirc
of artistic development or material
achievement. Hut these homely qual
ities nre not enough. There must,
In addition, ho that power of organ
ization, that power of working In
common for a common end, which tho
Germnn people havo shown In such
slgnnl fashion during tho Inst half
century. Moreover, tho things of
tho spirit nro even moro Important
tbnn the things of tl(o body. We
can vel do 'without thp hard Intol-,
ernnco nnd mid intellectual barrcn
nesi qf what wns w;orst In tlio the
ological systems of' tho past, hut
thoro has never been greater need of
a high and lino i elisions spirit than
at tho. present time. So, while we
nn laugh good-humoidly nt some of
tho pri tensions of modern philoso
phy In Its varlotm branches; it would
be worsn than folly on our nart to
Ignore our need of Intellectual lead
ership." NEW DESTROYER SCT5
, A 'WORLD'S RECORD,
Ponsncoln, Fn April 7. Maintain
ing n speed of tiilrty-slx miles an hour
for four hours, the torpedo boat des
troyer Iteld, Lieutenant Doddrldgo,
established a now world's lccord for
speed by a naval csscl today. The
vessel wns on her final speed test, and
aboard were representatives of the
naval board of Inquiry,
Weather conditions wcro unfavor
able, but with h'er powerful turbines
working smoothly Bho cut through the
wnter llko an ocean greyhound, going
down the coast for sixty miles, then
turning without slackening speed nnd
coming back to tho starting point.
Tho Held Is ono or tho now typo of
vossols recently completed', and ex
ceeded the Government requirements,
ller recon! today exceeded tho pre
jous w prld's record by moro than a
milo per hour.
The acme of perfection in a
pocket timepiece is found in
a Howard Watch.
WI0HMAN & CO. are agents
for Howard Watches in Ho
nolulu, and carry a complete
stock of these celebrated
Howard Watohes are sold
by WIclunan & Co. at factory
.prices, wlylch are placed on
the watches by the manufac
turers. Wichman & Co.'s guaran
tee, in addition to the How
ard guarantee, goes with each
II. F. Wichman
& .Co.. JLtd,,
Would Make Him Super
visor Of Roads In
It Is qnllo evident that John L. IJnno
of Kofllnuloa District has n number
ardent boosters enrolled among ""his
list of friends. '
They would hand John tho position
of Assistant IloaiJ .Supervisor for that
iiisinct. -nicy pennon nio cny ami
county board of supervisors some scv
only-four strong, nnd lequest that
I'nno not only bn ghen nn opjiorlim
Ity to display his ability ns n road
maker but Incidentally ho bo nllowe.l
to draw n monthly salary wlilto serv
ing In thnt rapacity,
Thp request camo through tho W
rotary of tho Koojnuloa Improvement
This organisation Includes many
prominent residents nnd property own
ers In Manilla, Knhianul, Piiunliiu.Kn
hnnn and Knawn districts.
Included In thn petition Is a rati for
the expenditure of five hundred itol.
lars for the'1 repairs 'nnd Improvement
of what Is known ns tho homestead
road In Hnuiiln district. This thor
oughfare Is said ,to be In bad stato nt
repair. It Is full of hqlca jiml tto gra
vel over ll Is said to' bo "a 'constant
menace to llfo nnd "limb. Tho cement
drain pipes laid somo years ago' by
tho Territorial government havo lie
como washed out and unless some
thing Is speedily done to remedy tho
defects the road will becomo useless
to trnfllc. There Is a luxurlent growth
of weedB lining tho highway which
has proved nn cesoro to tho members
of tho Improvement Club.
An additional lvo hpndred dollars
Is nsked to cover tho cost of fencing
tho breakwnler nt Mnkan nnd also to
assist In tho repair of Its road. Ac
cording to the petitioners many acci
dents linvo occurred niong tho load
way owing to Its present condition.
Tho road eommitteo will do a little
Inicstlgatlon work on tho other side
of tho Pall and tho merits of mo peti
tion will bo gone Into In
mannijr. ' ,
a care Cut
"Ahe jou a 'recent arrlvnl In this -
town?" "8lr, I am Indigenous
"Oh. well r no harm meant. I did
particularly? wnnt to know.V;
a small sum of money
deposited each month
in our Savings Bank
will, with, the accumu
lated interest 4y2
soon amount to
sufficient to enable you
to start a. business of
a little self-denial now
and financial indepen
Bank of Hawaii,
Capital and Surplus:
The Pair $1.00
Made in one and two-eyelet
tie effects. Stylishj comfort-
P.W6 .t9e 1BP. V't" t?n'
Sizes 5 to 11
FORMER PRICE $1.50
Shoe Co.', Ltd.,
1501 FORT STREET