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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN. TUESDAY, MAY.27, fc)13.
LETTERS ON TlfilELY TOPICS
riley Hi Allen
TUESDAY . 4. .... . .. . . .... MAY L'7, 1013 xliown in tin wtatfs.' Hawaii enipliatieallv ilks
not want to Ik. jMrtraytl as a rouutry of grass
I trill nrrrr ptvxtiuic, hwaaxv I ant a man; 1
irill ticccr ttcxpair. hrwtixv haw a (iol. lVlt-
Inuu. . .... '
'.'Hose Davison, as widely lovnl as any woman
in the: territory, lied yst(nlay aftt rnoon. Few
women will Im liiourncd as she is. mouniwl-.by
this conimunity. Kith and poor, hi jrh and low,
;reat and small, her friends were legion. She
'was a splendid type of woman, an honor to her
Hawaiian-American blood, an honor to woman
kind. Her work as a humane officer was effect
ive, quiet, broad, earnest. Her personality was
a rare combination of the alertly vigorous and
the womanly sympathetic. She had great in
sight into the lives of the unfortunate with wlioin
she was called constantly to deal, and her love of
animals was genuine and sincere. Only those
who know life "from the ragged sideV, who
must lalor with the poor and the friend less and
,the bereaved, understand the true breadth of
Kose I)avisou'8 work. Her enthusiasm never
flagged, even when illness laid its hand on her
energy. She inspired others to helpful efforts
on behalf of dumb brutes tortured by mankind,
or oh behalf of little children neglecteM by man
kind. Her scheme of social betterment was an
eminently practical one, and though she did not
possess the ready formulas of the. trained wel
fare worker, she possessed the ability to put these
formulas into use.. Vomen like Kose Davison
are not many in this or any other community.
skirts and grass huts, nor of incipient revolu
tions directed against Am erieans'r (the4 miscon-e-eption
e-xte'iidiiig to the status of Hawaiian-born
iHt)pie). . v.;;:;;-::;::::;v:-;;r:;
A line flashenl on the scTecn at the? end ef the
jnctuix's givers the company putting them out as
the "American . Film Manufacturing Company."
The promotion committer is well just if ietl in
voicing a request te this company to withdraw
this series of fiims. Thev are unfair to Hawaii
and its people, and Hawaii and its people: ought
to protest in no uncertain te'nns.
UNCLE SA5I AND MEXICO
SAVING ELIDS Of TARIFF
' Lovers of wild nature; unspoiled for commer
cial gain, will rejoice over one feature erf the new
Wilson-Underwood tariff bill. In this bill there
is a provision prohibiting the importation not
only of aigrette and egret plumes, but also of the
feathers, skins, quills, etc., of all wild birds with
the exception of the ostrich.
" In fcplte of a vigorous protest made in Wash
ington by representatives of the big milliners
and clothiers of the country, it seems certain
that this provision will remain in. the tariff bill.
It was inserted through the efforts of the Audu
bon Society and William T. itornailay, the noted
Uncle Sam's hesitation over the recognition of
Gen. Hnerta and the latent Mexican administra
tion is explain! by an unofficial but probably
inspirexl statement from Washington given wide
publicity in the .mainland papen According to
this statement, "the United States government
demands as the consideration for extending the
provisional administration official countenance,
acceptance by Mexico of an international com
mission to pass upon all claims for damages sus
tained by foreigners, either to persons or prop
erty, since the beginning of the revolutionary
disorders in .the republic. Washington insisted
upori this. While intimatons which lacked noth
ing in clearness have been made along this line
to Mexico, thev have been so diplomatic as not
J til A Jl . L l-.
10 oiiena me uiguuy oi me government or sixain
the relations between the two countries.
"Washington is playing a shrewd diplomatic
game. President Wilson and Secretary of State
Bryan saw in Huerta's anxiety for recognition
an opportunity to place the hnpeu'tant and trou
blesome question of the settlement of foreign
claims upon a basis whiclwill be decidedly more
satisfactory hot only to Washington but to Eng
land, France, Germany, Spain and other Euro
pean governments than it is at present.
Hvhile Mexico .has never shown any inclina
tion to shirk, responsibility so , far as foreign
claims are concerned, circumstances have oper
a tetl to prevent the expediting Of settlement to
the extent that aslnngton desireeu Taft and
Kriox shillyshallied over the matter and did
nothing. Left to his own devices, Ambassador
Wilson took the trouble to interest himself in
few, if any, claims save those in which friends
The Star-Bulletin Invites free and
frank discussion id this column on all
legitimate subjects of current interest
Communications aro- constantly reci
ed to whica no signature is attached
This paper will treat as confidential
signatures to letters if the writers ko
desire, but cannot give space to
TO DIVORCE COURT
CINCINNATI: Mrs. Zella Cunning
ham o fWalnut Hills was granted a
divorce from William Cunningham by
Judge Warner. Cruelty was one of
the grounds alleged by Mrs. Cunning
ham, one form' of which she alleged
was he rhusbandV refusal to give her
any of the fresh eggs that were the
products of the family chickens. She
alleged that he gave the eggs to his
mother, who lived ,with them. -
Mrs. Cunningham also testified that
when her husband was away on a trip
he gave the key to the hennery to his
mother. ;". "' . '
give them a fair thcf and no more.
It is ia the idea of a 'fair show"
that the Advertiser dulms Hcnoluiu
is differenL The Advertiser would
represent Honolulu as fcoins against
any such thing as "fair show" and
preaches the dectrihe cf suppression,
boycott and extermination..
Of course the .Advertiser dcesnt
know the first principles of "fair
fhow." And when It wants to fasten
on Honolulu the stigma thst Honolulu
is a city wLcse best ieople resort to
coercion and toy cott, it really gpraks
only for itself. . - -
"Life" is a publication that com
ments candidly about any thing it disa
grees with. How mild is its purported
discussion about billboards to its fol
lowing statement about newspapers:
"Some newspapers are better than
others, and the worst, even the systa
matic and intentional liars, are useful
in some measure as vehicles of pub
licity but some day the people, the
great mass of newspaper, readers, will
begin to suspect that the papers they
read are worse than THEY arc, and
when that suspicion hardens . into cer
tainty, the better papers will profit by
It, and the worse ones will have to re
"It Is extraordinary what blatant
and unworthy publications can suc-
zoolosist. The milliners, seeing their future ac
tivities confined to the plumaj?e of domestic fowl and jx rsons he liked were interestetl.- One of the
and such other birds : as may be killed in this .first things the Huerta government did when it
country, carried their case to Chairman
- Underwood of the ways and means coinmittee,
but to their surprise found that Mr. Underwood
and his associates'sceined heartily in favor of the
clause on humanitarian grounds.
' The milliners say, with some triitli, that it is
took hold was to pledge itself to prompt adjust
meat and payment of claims, especially those of
"Washington's desire to get the matter shaped
so that something definite may be accomplished
is due in no small measure to the polite but
somewhat persistent and pointed interrogations
hard 'to see why the feathers of wild birds killed
for their flesh should not be imported. ; The! propounded Secretary ; Bryan by .. foreign; goy
trouble is, however, that the bird-liuilters must crnments. All look to the United States to in
constantly be held in check. They will not ob
serve the laws if they can safely violate them.
The commercial traffic in aigrettes and other
plumes lias !ccu responsible for horrible cruel
ties to wild bird life. For years the Audubon So
ciety has striven to bring home to women the
facts of birds maimed and tortured that madame
and madamoiselle niight have handsome plumes
for their hats, but the -trade in plumes has not
perceptibly diminished. It is gratifying to know
that America is about to take a step that will
end much of the sordid and careless. trafficking
built up solely' to play on the vanity of milli
nery customers. '
UNFAIR TO HAWAII
Misconceptions of present-day Hawaii else
where often seem strange to the pe)ple of ithis
territory, but after smug the moving picture
films at .the' opera house last night, one can
not blame mainlandcrs for any misconception of
island conditions, however ludicrous.
One. series shown- last night may be justly
- resented by every resident here and most certain
ly should not be shown on the mainland as a por
trayai either of present or past, coiid it ions here.
To tliose who have lived in Hawaii, the scenes
' hown 'art' menly foolish, for they are. obviously
not scenes of itawaii at all, hut of some spot on
- i lie coast.' Not only is native dress and manner
so badly handled as to k' funny, but the thin
thread of the alleged plot, dealing with a threat
ened uprising among the "natives" against the
"American planters'- is laughable as a present
ment of twentieth -century sentiment.
The pictures, while offending good taste lo
caliv, 'ait hardly to be taken seriously .when;
shown here, but they may do much harm when
duce Mexico to pay up
."As outlined to the Mexican foreign ministry,
Washington's propositioh . is. simple,' being yredi
cated uiKn Mexico's repeated declarations ac
cepting responsibility and promising payment.
"The joint commission proposed is to consist
of representatives of Mexico, the United.. States,
England, France, Germany, Spain arid possibly
two or three other countries. I$y international
agreement it will consider all claims and its de-J
cision, when acceptetl by the respective govern
ments, shall be final. ""
"Whether Mexico will enter into this bargain
cannot now be pmlicted. It is certain that the
idea does not appeal to her to such a degree as
to warrant the expectation that she will give it
prompt, enthusiastic approval."
. IJecent advices from China confirm what this
paper commented upon several weeks ago the
growing disaffection let ween the 'followers of
Dr. Sun Yat Sen and the followers of President
Yuan Sh ih-kai. The coal it ion of tli ree part ies
lirito to the Progressives, hnl by Yuan, and the
open opposition of Dr. Sun and his Nationalists
on questions of pi-oviucial financial policy, indi
cate that a serious break is coming s'oon.
Honolulu; May 27, 1313.
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
Sir: The Advertiser, still ranting
about billboards, says that Honolulu 'ceed in these times; succeed without
is different from other cities, and character, any high intelligence or re
quotes from Life" to show how we gard for truth, by mere attention to
are different "Life" says: 'Regulate jthe commercial end or their business,
the billboards; regulate the signs; CHAS. R. FRAZIER.
AlAJ.WO&TEf WILLI SPRECItELS CASE
Major W. P. Wopt en, corps of en
gineers, who is department engineer,
in addition to holding half a dozen
other army titles, is to have an of
fice on "army row" in the: Young
Hotel. In his capacity as the en
gineer member of the department
staff, Major Wooten will occupy this
off ice, and will have a civilian clerk
assigned to him. In his several other
capacities In connection with river
and , harbor work, fortifications, and
other duties not -directly connected
with the departme4it-.ad4aaini8tration,-he
will contThue toi transact business
at the present engineer headquarters
in the McCandless building.
The addition of , two more rooms
across the hall from the long lineTbf
offices at army - headquarters-r-one
for . Major AVootea'B use and one to
be used, as a Jibrary;and board room
gives the Hawaiian department an
official home equal, if not superior,
to that of any of the fiyetother geo
graphical divisions' of the army. The
rooms are cool and well ventilated,
and after months of cramped quart
ers, the renting of additional rooms
recently authorized, has given plenty
of room for all the officers' of the
department and brigade staff.
The private telephone, exchange,
on which electricians have been
working, for several weeks, will be
ready for business, this afternoon or
tomorrow, and for the present two
trunk lines will give fifteen, offices
communication with the city and long
distance wires. There is room on the
board for nine trunks in all, and when
necessary more will be added.
JAM ES L. COKE You never can
tell in -politics.
JUDGE HEXRY.E. COOPER. 1 here
will be much of scientific interest in
our voyage to' Palmyra island this sum
COLLECTOR C. A. COTTRILL I
read in the Ohio papers that Governor
Cox had about a million dollars in that
lelief fund. Many of my acquaintances
were severely stricken by the flood 3.-
A. Li C. ATKINSON I was inter
ested to see in the Star-Culletin re
cently the account of a snake killed
on Hawaii.' It is too bad the specimen
was not secured, for such a thing hap
pens only once in a lifetime. I re
member that many years ago two Por
tuguese boys came down from Tanta
lus with stories of a big snake seen
there, but all anybody could find of it
was a mark where something had
crawled on the ground. As a matter
of fact, many scientists claim', that
snakes cannot live long in this1 coun
try, and it Is only those that escape
from cargoes that are found. There
are no snakes here and that is gospel
truth. "'-.'. '!y.-X.f. '!'' .'
It mav be said at least that the name of Pink
ham has been already well advertised throughout
the Tnitdl States.
No, imniiring irader, Mrs. Pankhurst will not
abandon militaucv. The
going is too good.
Possibly Porto Kico's tip on independence was
gained from Hawaii.
A governor in office is worth two in Washing-
$ttrBnIIet!n today's news Today.
Although no worct has been received
from the coast since the supreme court
of the territory handed down Its de
cision yesterday In the famous Spreck
els will cases, Attorney 51, P. Prosser
cf the legal firm of Prosser,' Anderson
& Max. representing 'John D. and
Adolph B.t Spreckels, said today he had
no doubt the plaintiffs would carry an
appeal up to the supreme tourt of the
United States . .. 4 f :V ' V
"Yesterday's decision against us was
not unexpected," said Attorney Pros
ser, "and in fact, I believe the original
intention of the 'plaintiffs when . the
present suits were filed here, was . to
get the subject before the supreme
court of the United States."
; In the meantime the local properties
of the estate now held by C. Brewer
& Co., as trustees for the heirs under
the will of the late Claus Spreckei?,
undoubtedly1 'will re'maiti under. -the
same- management until the entire
fight among the members of: the
Spreckels family is ended. .
I is said by local attorneys who are
fairly conversant with the famous in
t erneclne legal battle that if the su
preme court of the territory had sus
tained Circuit Judge Cooper's decision,
upholding the contention of John P.
and Adolph "B.,'the ultimate purpose
of these two inbringing the suks here
would have been thwarted. ;
-It is believed to have been the in
tention of the two brothers who were
Ignored in the sugar king's will, to
carry the case to the supreme court of
the United States from the territorial
supreme court. They were unable to
appeal from the suprema court of Cali
fornia, which held against them, but
the Organic Act of Hawaii permits ap
peals .to the highest tribunal of the
nation in any suit involving more than
No wit is believed they will seek a
favorable decision in the federal feu
preme court and, if successful in that
will try to reopen the litigation in Call
fornia. , -:. ,
Military and Naval Insignia
for the parade.
(Store will be closed all day)
GR.tD JURY COMEXES
. Among the first witnesses summon
ed before the federal grand Jury this
morning were Gregorlo Anbal and Do
mingo Bartista, vo of three Filipinos
arrested Jast winter on the charge of
burglarizing the postoffice at Kipa-
The three were apprehended, late
last December and have lain in jail
ever since that time, awaiting indict
ment and trial by jury. Hose Artos,
one of the trio, sickened and died In
jail about May 1. Kidney trouble was
officially ascribed as the cause,
though Dr. WiIHam - L. Moore, the
prison physician, is said to have ex
pressed the opinion, that the underly
ing cause was beri-beri. The ; other
two have now been incarcerated five
months. ' ' ..'
Abdul Hamid. former sultan of
Turkey; Is' seriously War Constant!
nople. . . '-.
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ONLY 01 OF
HIS KIND MAY
Chinese, Bedecked with Queue
and True to Traditions,
Plans Trip to Old Home
To Ping How; known as the only
Chinaman cn the islands with a queue,
Tvhich is tantamount to saying that
he is the only Celestial in the terri
tory true to the old and defeated
-royal" party, may go to China, ac
companied by his little wife, who also
has a queue.
For twenty years How has been
here, conducting a little grocery store
on Emma street, and during that time
his interest in his country has not
abated. " Ho "is not sanguine over the
prospects of the new Cliina riipablic.
believing with Wong Tal Poon, the
oldest Chinaman on the islands, thai
his country was not ready for the
It may be quite awhile before How
leaves for the home of his country
men, the republic may rise nni fall in
that time, and the old order vt thidgs
be established again. AH cf which
How will observe with a smile, the
same smile which lightens . his face
when he Is reminded that he is the
only Chinaman on the Islands who can
boast of a queue. . " '. 4 i
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O. S. NValker, a prominent banker
of Macon. Ca., is celebrating in gila
style the few days allotted h!ra by his
physicians. He is holding open house
and his wife is bravely assisting him
in the entertaining of his - many
friends. - " "
The Columbia University clht
oared crew defeated Irinceton and
Annapolis on Lake Carnegie by little
more than a half-length. Annapolis
Miss Ruth Consadlne, daughter of
a Seattle theatrical magnate, was
secretly married, to E, M. McLean,
only son of a millionaire stock broker
of Vancouver. , . ..
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Most men's are riot, for the very reason that they think they
are too occupied wit'i other matters to devote time , to their
future Inte recta.
. But if these men die, with personal affairs ."up in the air"
the family may be subject to litigation or perhaps poverty
(as a result of business neglect).
An Executor, appointed now, would prevent much
kind of calamity -
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