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EVENINQ BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 1911.
DAILY and WEEKLY Published by BULLETIN PUBLISHING
CO.. LTD., at Kerr Building, Alakea St., Territory of Hawaii.
Daily every day except Sunday. Weekly issued on Tuesday.
. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
CIRCULATION LARGEST OF ANY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED
! in the Territory of Hawaii.
Wallace R. Farrinoton, - Editor
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Four things lire greater limit till
Women mi J lmrCH mill power mid
Tho title of the Mnnchus la doomed.
That's C(uIh enough tu Justify one rev
olution. If tliO business men can uqt-ns aid,
counselor ami (rlend for the'Siiporvis
ors, why should they not be ready, to
go Into the campaign for the otllco of
Another Mexican revolution gaining
ground makes It u race between the
South American republic mid China
as to which can revolute the greatest
number of times In the shortest space.
Every Immigrant ship coming to the
Islands- has utways thus far brought
something not altogether pleasant
which was not Included on the mani
fest or foreseen .In the charter.
The publicity which the Department
of Commerce and Labor has given tho
Oterlc case may make some people
wonder whether llrother Kecfe and
Kay Stnnnard Baker are In cahoots.
President Taft having inado up his
mind to accept a downward revision
of. the wool tariff. It Is probable that
wool will be the principal topic of
conversation for this session, after the
Hawaii must have lost Ita grip on
the throttle In Washington. They re
fuse to rush the appointment of either
the Governor or thd Surgeon General,
two offices in which this town lias n
With a new steamship and a reduc
tion In tho rates to signal tho begin
iiilng of the glad new year, no one can
justly claim that the lnter-lslam!
Steamship Company is notkeeplng In
touch with thu progress of progres
Collier's Weekly claims that there
was a murder an hour in the United
States last year. Which Immediately
brings out the proposal to stop tho
clock, and sounds very much like the
way some people want to solve the
problems that are facing Itio Terri
' tory of Hawaii.
Our difficulty with llussla has been
transferred to, tiio treaty-making
brunch. While there was nothing In the
differences over the treaty that sug
gested serious international compli
cations, thn result Is nevertheless un
added .example for the promotion of
Deputy County Attorney Mllverton
has found thut the tax luw passed by
the last Legislature was fearfully and
wonderfully made. That Is true. The
point at Issue, Is tho old, old one of
parceling out small measures of self
government to the municipalities. And
the rapidity with which that author
ity Is givon naturally depends upon
the success of the Supervisors In the
business-like administration of what
they already have.
"Saymother, hasn't the flamingo u
.nose exactly like Uncle Morltz's?"
-."You shouldn't say unkind things
.'like that, Trudl."
. """Why. mother, tho flamingo can't
:', Bald an Kngtjsh clergyman: 'Tat
. rlotlsm is the backbone of the Ilrltloh
i' Umpire; und what we have to do Is
to, train that buckbone mm bring it to
the front." ' i
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Ttr Yrai.aorwtKietu US I.uu
Pet Yrar anyL!ff u Canltte. I.atu
Pet Veer lioalDaid. IntttKO a.iwt 9
SnterrO at th Foatollica at Hntmthln
u tecondclMt matter
SCHOOLS AND COUNTIES.
If the new (school) act was In
tended originally to give the mu
nicipality some power relative to
public schools, it has failed of Its
purpose. Deputy Attorney Mil
crlon In a letter to the Super
visors. The purpose of the new school net
as stated1 during the session of the
Legislature was to dispose the re
sponsibilities of public education ac
cording to the most approved plans of
modern educatlonnl activities. That'
Is, to retain for tho central authority
the control over tho course of studies
and also of the teachers who handle
It, leaving to the local authorities the
responsibility for tho school houses to
accommodate the children.
In other words, If the people need
additional school facilities, tho Ter
ritorial authorities arc In a position
to supply tho teachers whenever tho
local government provides the school
houses for the children.
One reason why it was Impossible to
put through the Legislature u proposi
tion giving 'tho counties complcto con
trol over the schools was the opposi
tions from citizens who believed that
the record of some of the counties was
feiich that It would be entirely unsafe
to give added responsibility and in
volve the schools In a hopeless tangle
of politics ruinous to education.
The school law is all right. As long
ns the local government Is without the
right to levy tnxes. It would certainly
be unsafe to Jeopardize the scIiooIh to
the varied ups and downs of the mu
It Is the tax law which tho Counties
now awake to find loaded with a Jok
er, not the school law.
WOMEN AND THE "TAR PARTY."
Women wore at the bottom of that
tar and feather party In Kansas that
has attructed such widespread atten
tion women and gossip.
The four men who admitted being
members of the "tar party," con
fessed, it Is declared, rather than
have their wives' names drugged Into
the scandalous affair. One of the
wives of a confessed member of the
"tar party" over whose head hangs
a prison sentence, threatened to tell
her part in the conspiracy.
Miss Chamberlain came to Shady
Bend to clerk in a store, after the
school at lleverly, where she wns
teaching, had closed. Her appear
ance as clerk at tho store of L. V.
Green Immediately caused a notice
able Increase In the number of male
customers. One of these customers,
n married man, was at the store so
much thut his wife became Jealous.
She quickly aroused the jealousy of
other married women, and at a
"mothers' meeting," a few days Inter,
plans were made to have the teacher
tarred and feathered. The women In
volved, und men also, suy that In act
ing as they did thoy believed they
wero protecting the youth of the vll
lui(e. Doubtless these women realize, by
this time the error of their ways. The
example should furnish a lesson to
other women given to gossiping and
passing the harshest of Judgment on
their own kind.
"Wnnler buy a dog, ina'umT I never
seo u hnndsomer dog than tills purp,
"I'leaso call and seo my husband."
"Ho ain't no handsomer than this
Trump Mister, would you glyo mo
a nickel for u meal?
Pedestrian For n glass of boor,
Tramp Wotever you say, boas;
you're paying for It.
' ' J!
SIX FIELD OFFICERS FOR SECOND
Major lCrnesto V. HniHIi, well known ilercd from Vancouver llarracks tollo
lu Honolulu, had been assigned to tho nolulu, mid that he would lie attached
Second Infantry, and will probably ar
rive oil the next transport from the.
Coast. .Major Smith was paymaster hIiuiiM In reality be a brlgude post. I
lure prior to tho tenure or Cnptulnj And now copies Major Smith to swell
Oooko. He left the Islands ubont n the list. He is sent here by virtue of
year ago. In paper transfer with Major Hand-'
Thn assignment of Major Smith to holt, who Is carried on tho rolls of
the Second Is another Instance! of tho the Second, but .who holds the rank of
War Department's Increasing Interest brigadier-general In command of the
In keeping the mobile army of Qahu up Philippine Constabulary. There Is no
to the elllclcncy standard. Only n few prospect of Ills, being ordered back to
months ago army men were saying, bis regiment In the near future, so
"1'retty rough for Colonel Mansfield to Major Smith lias been transferred from
have command of n big post and not thn Klghth Infantry, now nt the I'ro
to have any Held olllcers fop his own slitjo, Monterey, to the local Infantry
reglmeht." DVhlently the same thought regiment. The Klghth, by the way, has
occurred to some hlghcr-up In Wash- been ordered to the Philippines, so
Ington. und thn result 'has been n rnln Major Smith will probably accompany
of ranking officers for Lcllchun. I'lrst Ills old regiment as far as this port.
came the etrnnsfcr of I.leiitennnt-Col- With Colonel Hogers, Lieutenant
onel Htnmper from temporary duty at Colonel stamper, Major Smith nnd Ma
l'ort Shafter back to Schofleld liar- Jor Wally, tho Second Is now In good
racks. Then came the news that n full shape. The only absentee Is Major
colonel, Colonel Itogers, had been or- Duncan, on detached duty. I
TUNNEL NEWS IS
News that'Oahu Sugar Company's
prospects for enrly and favorable ac
tion on the big Irrigation tunnel nro
very bright now, together with tho
excellent financial condition of tho
compnny, have helped to boom Oaliu
stock, which was sold readily today
ut $32.25 and for which $32.50 was
bid ut the morning session of the
Stock Exchange without takers.
Would-be Investors hnve heard that
the tunnel plans are progressing fav
orably, that It may be built for con
siderably less than $1,600,000 and that
the labor question Is not going to be
po serious ns some feared.
It Is pointed out too that Oaliu haq
something like $600,000 surplus to
start tho new year with, nnd that, as
the running expenses are only slight
ly In excess of $100,000 a month, the
plantation's present surplus will car
ry It over the first half of 1913, and
that much of the profits of 1912 sugar
will bo "velvet." Under these circum
stances, either an Increase In' the div
idend schedule or extra dividend Is
looked for, and consequently OalPi
seems njilghly desirable InvciHi'ic'iS.
The child or a Spanish family died
at the federal quarantine station late
last night or smallpox, according to a
report made tills morning by Dr. Carl
Itamus, In charge or the work or the
United States Quarantine and Marino
Hospital Service In the Islands.
There Is one now case or Hualpox
re,.orie iron. u.ou.ik ". ,.......-
dred Spanish Immigrants now held uu-
der detention at the station.
The result or un examination or the
Immigrants this morning brought to
light two persons who lire said to lie
suffering from a fever. Which has led
the medlcul otllcera to segreaato them
irwn uuHe in me tjvnerni cuinp.
"Use only milk
that is known
to be absol
An important practical
truth stated by a physi
cian. Wo are supplying our cus
tomers' with a milk that Is
known to be perfectly pure
and very rich milk that
has the endortement of the
Matron of'the Kaulkeolanl
'.' V ':,
to the Second us executive'. Riving Col
onel Mansfield more time to discharge
the many duties of commander of what
HAD NO GUN
Mr, II. J. Iluliiwln called nt tho
I) ii 1 1 e 1 1 n office Tuesday even
lug to make n denial of Lieut.
Fisher's report that Mrs. Ilald- ,
win hud n gun In her hand when
Bhu ordered the Lleutennnt off ,
the plnce, while he was acting In
Hip capacity of a health Inspect-
Mr. llnldwln stales that Mrs.
Ilaldwln wns Just ofT a sick bed J
and was therefore In a state of
great nervous excitement at tho '.
time. He snys Mrs. Ilaldwln did 1
say to tho officer that she would
blow his head off, but there was
no gun or nny kind within sight
or even within reach.
When City find County Clerk David j
Knlniiokalanl forwarded a letter' to the
county clerks of Hawaii, Maul and Ka
uai counties, nnent tho payment of hos-j
pttal charges for alleged residents ot
d liter en I IMunds Incurred ut Queen's
Hospital, he did' not realize what u
storm lie was nbon''to call about the
devoted heads of tile members of the
Honolulu board. "' '
Three communication have reached
the clerk's office from tlio three out
side counties. 'The gist dr the letters
Is to the effect that the boards of su
pervisors of Hawaii', Maul and Kauai
do not propose to pay money Into the
I cotters for the maintenance of Indi
gent sick who allege that they reside
on the other Islands,
Iuwa t.(Mmly. 8u,)ervlsors declare
tmU th(1). ,aV iV(ry meun ()f c.arntC
fup (,,r . Te Mnu Miar(,
m, mi imj ,,,,, t , ,.
i0ml of)lMr ,mgcnt a,ck wllIp tll0
KliU((l clerJ. Mu,e(, (mt ,i(J U(1 ,)Ccn
ntructed to ndvlse. through tho prop-
op c, (lli ,, ,,.,, ,.,,
,,., ,., K. W,1(J miy ccU ,,,,.
, , ,le QuwIl.8 ,,,,, to rctlirn
, (,y nf 1(, Knmi nc , 1lKt
W,1(T(, wl rt,c(,vo , ,,, reut.
mont Uwy wmM ut ,,
t e a
Tllffl ......,. f ,.. n hnlnn In
connec,(m wltll tl0 guardlunshlp of
Hobert Qiilnn were approved by Judge
Itoblnson in tho Circuit Court this
(Continued from Page 1)
tlon towards real local government
putting each county on Ita own basis
Instead of all the nionoy being con
tained In tho common money bag.
"Under the new system the super
visors have tho discretion within cer
tain limits of fixing the rate of taxa
tion by making their estimate of the
revenues coming In nnd of thu amounts
needed for their purposes each year,
lr Is true thut thn enmities lm tomrel
got half of thu general Income tax but I
limloml tin. ., n.it ,.j tttl.l. ... tt... I
tt.Bvv.... ihuj bvt ,,u Kllllia Ml HIV
general property tax and nil of tho
poll tax or which thoy only got ono
half before. Ilesldes these thore is
money coming Into them froiti vari
ous sources that they never got be
fore. "As a matter of fact tho now syo
tern will not mako much alteration In
Hio amount of money that they get
but It will put them on a more Inde
pendent baBls. it was never the In
tention of Ihe legislature to allow tho
counties to levy taxes Just when anil
where thuy would. If they were given
this opportunity it would bo tho com-
j 'iiunlty and not tho counties that was
getting a gold brick."
Some of tho figures In connection
with thn taxation situation are Inter
esting In view of tho statement wade
by Deputy City Attorney Kreil W.
Mllverton before the supervisors last,
The county at tho present lime gels
$C0O,ooi) to run Its buulners with wlillu
'the total appropriation for tho whole
rnmmmimmtmmKmmnmmmmmmmmmmmKmim . gi n limn iwaTMiirir Tiiiii tt unam i rm Tin inwiw wwr i
will greatly1 enhance valuta of real at
late. Why -not buy' a lot and build a
home baforo prices rise?
or atlld untold. Thirty-four choice
lots remain'. At we desire to dote this
tract at once, prices have not been
raited. You can buy at 20 ditcount
on Met price. Termti 1-3 cath, 1-3 in
one year and 1-3 In. two years) Intereet
TRENT TRUST ;
Leather Work .
Paintings in Oil and Water
EXPRE88 MONEY ORDER8SKND
There Is no more convenient
or economical way to remit
money or to. pay accounts,
bills, dues, ussessjinents, sub
scriptions, etc., than by
WELLS FARGO & CO.'S
EXPRES8 MONEY ORDERS
r tho Territory Is only $1,100,000 out,
of which there has to be set uslde for
Interest $285,000. j
This leaves the Territory with prac-,
tlcally ono million to conduct tho!
wholo of Its business with whllo th
county needs two thirds of that "Tho city Is given the power to
amount to run with. On this asls.i estimate the amount requ'red for In
If tho county were us largo us the, terest nnd sinking fund In repayment
Territory there would never be of the bonds which Is a mcro nutter
enough money lo keep It going. 'or computation, and a territorial offi-
Auditor Fisher when nskod nlnut clal bases tho tux rato upon that cstl
the matter this morning stated that mate und computes the amount or the
everything had iicen running very tax. A territorial official turns the
smoothly under the new system and
L-.at there should ho no kick coming
Deputy City and County Attorney;
Mllverton submitted a lenglity and
comprehensive opinion to tho super-
vlsors last night on the powers und
Real Estate for Sale
Building lot Protp.ct St $210000
Bulldlpo lot Manoa Valley.... 1350.00
Building lot Kalmukl 700.00
Modern bungalow College Hills 6000.00
Houie ind lot Kala'xaua Ave.. 2000.00
Furniehei houte S montht from
December 1, 1911 $60.00
Unfurnithed house Manoa Val
Young Street 30.00
Kalakaua Avenue 20.00
HOLIDAY aitKKTINOS UY
TO KltlKXDS AT SKA AND ON Tilt
duties of tho counties under the new
law, the (cnor ot which is the new
tax law Is not by any means un un-
mixed benefit to Ihe comity. After
going Into technical, tles.l Mllverton
enys In his opinion:
nmount or this tax over to the city
nnd all tho city has to do Is to turn
, tho amount back to the territorial
official, so that tho Territory imaj
pay thu interest on tho bonds mid
'Maintain the sinking fund, Ii clrcul.i-
tlon of funds involving much needless
on lilted stacks or on Improved
Wo. buy and sail 8tocks and
Bonds, and make. Investments far
others In approved Trutt Securi
ties WE SHALL BE PLEASED TO
Bishop Trust Co., Ltd.
924 Bethel Street
67 HOTEL 8TREET
Between Bethel and Fort
bookkeeping and accomplishing no
rensonnhlo or useful purpose. After
piovidlng for this elaborate and cir
cuitous system, the law gives tho ter
ritorial auditor.- tho right lo deduct
tlieso Interest nnd sinking fund
charges rrom the amount of any war
rant otherwlso Issuablo to Ihe city,
the effect of which Is that tho luro
powor so carefully protlded for of
having these funds pass through offi
cers of the city Is fully taken from
the intmlclpit government.
PowerlMs and Pcor.
"The muntclpjl government na
shown Is' powerless to obtain revenue
In excess of that specifically pr'ovl I
ed for it, Irrespective of the' question
ns to whether Its revenue- Is adequate
for tho burdens imposed upon It or
not. The Territory, hawever, Is grant
ed the power of ImiHjstug an nihil
tlotinl property tnx not exceeding
line-fourth of ono per cent to prevent
deficiencies In the territorial generil
revenues to meet estimated proliah
expenditures under territorial nppro
nriutiotis. It Is estimated that the
equivalent ut tnx into or ono-slxth
nr tine per cent wli'ch tho county Is
granted under tho new system for
I ermnncnt Improvements will amount
lo approximately $125,737 a year. Tills
nmount can only bo expended, how
over, for 'tho specific purposo men
tioned, and no portion of it is avail
able for the current or running ex-
enses of the municipality.
Our catet are full of Bright,
New, Up'to-dato Qoodt.
A stroll through our ttoro will
offer many suggestions (or Xnias.
H. F. WICHMAN & CO.
IN COPI.KY PItlNTS
PACIFIC PICTURE FRAMING CO.
17 Hotel Street