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HONOLULU BTAE-BULLETIN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1913. j U jj.''- ! ' "u-JLw niLEY H. . ALLEN TThm Stir.Rnlletin lnirta fr m-nA EDITOR frank discussion in this column on all legitimate subjects of current interest KOI A FERSQNAL ISSDE :- GraftJ)ihoncxt gain hy reakon:of pUhVw of fice, or public or private position ; : irregular or unlawful mean of support.; the me. of office or position for personal gain, ' iritJtout rendering fair or compensatory aerricc; to steal; to sirin-Jr.-7-Definition in court deciwoEU f :-s ; " ' . Is this word graf t to Ik? flung carelessly about in this' .-community, witboutiregard to its signif icance? '.. ". -'v VX.-;-'. ":- , c ' i . ' - ' -. ., t-. . T ? Can public or gemi-pubic officials be charged with graft and fheVharges got by default? : Are the people of Hawaii - willing to allow graft to Ik; openly imputed to a well-known of ficial without an inquiry thai , will go to the bot tom of .the facts? ...:'; " ; V : These questions are asked because of develop tnents in the charges of graft made against Sen ate Clerk John II.' Wise by Senator. James L. Coke. - ": . ';: s; '. 'y '" C.: -.;":V. ' : There seems a disposition to let the matter, drop; to indulge in explanations nil around and call it quits. Senator Coke has charged "direct and positive graft" in the compilation of the sen ate journal and liiade Wisethe subject of a set of accusations deliberately drawn up and lacked since then by repetitions of his charges. lie does not charge private graft, but public ,r;raft; he declares, in brief, that Wise has graft ed from the fund appropriated for the senate journal compilation; 'V7:;;'''-';.:': 'ine inexplicable part of it . is mat many rcople seem to believeor wish to believe that this is a personal fight between Coke-and Vise; that it is somewhat a, political fight; l!;at it does not concern the public. At least, : uch is the. effect of their passive attitude. - - ? That is where they are mistaken, gravely ::A? taken. These charges; vitally concern the ; ullic; whether or not there is politics back of it, or personal hostility ickaof . it, ;,is a small question beside the fact that a public official is : -.censeu 01 swindling. oi-teaung-r-ror mat is Iiat'this charge of graft amounts to. - ; ' Senator Coke made a'' detailed- statement; Clerk Wise made a speedy but detailed answer. Vise also says that he is "going after Coke" and it is possible that the truth .as - to -the charges ill co:ne out in a suit for. defamation of char "ter." Possible! -but onlv possible. If we read ;! g signs aright, the whole fabric of controversy likely to be dropped by tacit consent It'sji pretty serious thing for. one public offi cial to charge another public official with graf t from the public treasury.: Certainly no citi : n of honest purpose and', irfv'regard for public - Jicy can consent' to see these accusations and iv plies finally dropped by mutual consent. ' Cannot the senate hold-over committee or the rand jury turn, its attention. lo this situation? Attention by somebody is clearly needed. 'AV , A.A'A.AY ' A-AAA.-. V VEUSEBS AD TilE t!All SERVICE ' present I do not object to the Japan ese writer, for I know well that he is not wholly responsible for the article, but to think that a Journalist with any 6ense of decency would allow such ' a communication ' to appear Jn a news- TUESDAi . . . . , ... . AUGUST 19, 1913 waii who have invested largely in enterprises communications are constantly receiv south of the American , border! 'v It is estimated ed to which no signature is attached. that investments of Hawaiian capital' in Mexico This paper wm treat as confidential paper .under his supervision is quite " " .r " :"" "v desire, but cannot give space more. A good deal of this is in rubler planta- anonymous communications. tions; a lare amount in mines, and cattle- and to sheep-ranches have also attracted much. Ha waii an monev. ' v;:'Vii. ; 'rl vi:'': '-": : ASWERISG AX ATTACK OS ,- IIALSEY 3IR. VAltnr Honolulu Rtflr-Rnllfttfn" ' r inere is general in leresi nere aiso uecause 01 sir; it is with great surprise and In case of intervention disgust that I read a Japanesa com- some individual taking the law in his munication in the Advertiser of Sun-'own hands, and w&ereuy a oreacn ox not the first time that I have read "slum" journalism in the morning pa per. , ":. -J v ' ' V. ; , According to the attitude taken up by the Advertiser, no person is safe from attacks such as the above, and as time goes on, and similar articles ap pear, I would not be surprised to note to the Honolulu. the military situation. UW1W UUB UVfy WUUIU "Keijr ue.i-uueu upm i rfar w and mflV 1 Vdd that a more' the neace will be the result CO to the front : r V : . - v 'scurrilous article has not come under! (Signed) F. S. MORTON, ThprP i nlan n hlr.1 VTinaA flrnf t nf iinivpr. m7 nouce.m any journal, up sal interest. Should Uncle Sam find it neces sary to send troops across the border, it would not be a mere jaunt and return. .Mexico .would, retaliate in no nnmistakablc manner. Few mil itary experts are willing to say that the trouble could be settled Jn less than two years and the pyf itnntf-s of thf Tnftnpv onai tn TTnpl Rnm rnnorA . MAAftAnAAA i' i ii. x 1 j A. J. WIRT2 Is baekufrom a busl- from flOO.QOO.OOO to five times that amount. neS8 triD to Hawaii. He returned as appropriations, Congress cannot afford to cut off any present sources of revenue. 1 It seems cer tain that the first definite step toward interven a passenger in 1 jne ' sieamer aiauna Kea tnjs 'morning. '4 1 1 ".; began to draw away from the Korea and went out of sight The Korea was steaming along at the usual rate. At 10 : 30 o'clock that night say the passengers, the Sierra also passed the Korea. .' " ' ' What' wireless messages -tent from Korea to shore is not known, but at any rate Capt Nelson of the. Korea is declared to have received a wireless from Manager Schwerin, - which 1 said; in effect "Get to Honolulu first:- r Then the Korea . began making tracks. The Hongkong Maru, say the passengers, was not sighted again, but about the fourth day out the Pa cific Mail flyer caught the Sierra and Hawaii is quite justified in protesting to Wa-shingtonj-throngtr'thr-postoffiee1 authorities l.cnrand by any other proper means, against the handling ,of the mails that7 resulted in yester day's delay.-"""- ' : .'; : The isolated position of the territory makes it dependent to il, very great degrYipon the Unit ed States'mails. Wireless and cable communi cation with' the mainlandwhite effective, r liable and a vast improvement over no telegraph ic connections whatever, is still so expensive as to be prohibitive for the interchange of business letters except in important cases of haste and necessity. Businessmen and business interests all oyer the territory depend upon the mails and a ten-hour delay in getting in the Coast mails is a good deal more serious thing than may appear to Washington. Particularly was it serious yes terday, for return mail for the Coast left this morning, the postoffice closing hour being 9:30 o'clock. ' -.-v.- ':-'.-V-,: " ' -: 1 We do not know whose was the fault that re sulted in this delay;, whether it was due to a false idea of economy or to miscalculation as' to the arrival of the steamers, but certainly the Ko rea and the Sierra each beat the Hongkong Ma ru into port by many hours, and Hawaii should j have had, its mail ten Hours before it vqid... The commercial bodies may well haveJhe matter in- ; MRS. GLADYS CLAR arrived yes terday from a vacation spent on the Coast. She will -resume her position passed her. The Korea arrived off port tion will kill the free-SUgar provision in the tar-.with the Alexander Young hotel. 7 iat 2 o'clock yesterday morning, and vri cj- i:ui .. --'r -:. -J. a short time later, about 5.30. the Sl- 111 uhl, ijiivic oiim is uwi iiKt-iv lu tui uii uixivi BISHOP; LJBEKT, head or tne ko- erra arrived. The Hongkong Maru millions Of revenue at a time When emer2encv.man Catholic Church . In the Hawaii- came In almost ten hours later--wtth appropriations of at least that amount are called fifty-sixth anniversary of his birth, j The San Francisco "papers, speak- for. ' ;'y V ' ''' y ': ' j . ;,' r v, ;icg of the sailing of the. vessels, said , s'-A ' V , r I D. C. LINDSAY, school commission- that the Honekone . Maru would be er for.MauU is registered at the Young fir8t into Honolulu," said a Korea pas- hotel. . r He,, in r. attendance t at tne. Benger today, and it was stated that meeting of the school commissioners.' Bne would arrive here Sunday night" I The wireless from Manager Schwer- Spp tswood Si 1 ver v -Beautiful simplicity - dignified in s liver." C.1 mail inspector in the absence of G. W. Indefinite delay in jthe matter of con Carr. is of the opinion that the delay firmation. 1 .; was due to the fact' that the govern-! Bring Cp Btpabllcanhni v' ment selected the Hongkong Mara tol ; The protests reaching Uie.commlt- carry.the island mail on account of. tee from Hawaii, opposing the confirm Iha for Vo tU vv1I t . . w A mnl. If. ni.ki... . '' .liJ T UUtU d VlltS lJUU tract cheaper, 'y ; AFFIDAyiTSfJECESSARY WITH PINKHAM PROTESTS (Continued frutv page one) TSE COST OF INTERVENTION JOSEPH . M. LITTLE, superintend- ln i8 believed to be part of a move ent of the Honolulu water-works, who. to fihow what the Pacific Mail can has been ill at. his home for the past ,j0 and to draw attention to the slow- several weeKs, was. at nis aesx yes- er service by , the Japanese Jiner. leruay. -;. , . i The Army and Navy Journal brands as ri diculous a recently-published article in a New York paper which estimated that' $500,000,000, 250,000 men and the liyesVof 50,000 soldiers would be required in case; ;of intervention in Mexipo-hv: the TTnitl flfnf that this terrific costfmiht be entailed in case ter schoot ,K r of a conquest of the southern, republic; but this TU vv: HERMAN VON HOLT, son of Mr., CIVIC BODiES TO and Mrs. H. M. von Holt of this city, left on the China for the main- INVESTIGATE DELAY (Continued from page one) afternoon, said this morning that, the well-informed service journal points out that the miuiarv aumoriiies and tii stnt riPTnfmoTif uBer u icauaj uiu to the mainland. do not propose; a war of conquest nor even an Vinyaion" in its ordinary sense. ' Discussing in tervention it says : - ' 1 ' ' : ; ' What they suggest ii thafwehonld'navrif "cfear ;ly understood that we interfere in Mexico, if Ve do ' so, only through virtue of Imperktlve necessity; not for conquest,4 but n the interest of humanity; that we intend ' to ; establish a protectorate like that ' In Cuba, with eventual autonomy for the Mexicans; that we propose to change the laws in Mexico so that the - poor man will have a chance; and that we will thus remove tho conditions f virtual slavery imposed upon the lower classes of Mexicans, which has re sulted in their continuous resistance for nearly one hundred years. We can reform this law; they can- ; not The claim that the Mexicans under, these con ditions would Unite in resisting us is a vast error. Tfcey did not unite in resisting Scott in 1846, nor Ba- t saine in 1864. . . ; ; 1 . ' With our. resources we riir be-able to raise for police duty, and fighting for reform a much larger force of Mexicans than will the Mexicans be able to , raise to oppose us. It is useless to say the Mexicans - ) will not understand that . we come for. their own , good. They will appreciate it as soon as we reach -Mexico City. ; To reach that city in 1846 required ,. several hard-fought engagements, the Americans ' numbering 10,0J)0 men. In' 1862 it required but one engagement, the French numbering 30,000 men. ;' In none of the engagements fought during the last three years have the forces on either. side been more -than 6,000 -men. , , . . - - : ' - Cortex conquered Mexico by the aid of his Tlas cala Indians, of whom he had at One time 40,000. .-. Mexico was divided In her wars for Independence. ' During , General Scott's - invasion he organized the companies of Dominguez. Mexicans served as sol diers In our service and in the French service dur ing the French Invasion. Mexicans always have and always will be divided. 1 V v j - To compare the Mexicans with the Boers is ridic ulous. "The Mexican in the ranks is almost a pure Indian,' with little intelligence and no education. The . kind of fighting that he will ; do if j we invade the country is to be measured by the kind of fightng he, does during the present insurrection. More lives are now being lost by stupidity in their methods of fight ing than by bravery. The Mexican will fight like, a Filipino not -much better. -Mr. Schreiner fsays . we will be opposed by guerrilla warfare. This is true enough, but It will.be easy to employ Mexicans to fight these guerrillas. When the Mexicans under stand our intentions It will only be the bandits that oppose us! With the humanity . that characterizes our American officers, and with their genius for or- ganization shown ln Cuba, Porto Rico, the Philip pines and in many emergencies, it is believed that an army of 40,000 regular troops .would settle the Mex can question in two years. , r V feu6V , c"" trii-ri-a ' undoubtedly make an invesUgaUon of S;,f"J i .the delayand gather the facts as to ivhy the mail which arrived on the T. . JAUFq ,:A KFNNEtY general boat at three ocIock yesterday .ri - iJzrS-n,; afternoon, could not have come either manager of the nlnter-lsland Steam ' . . nn ao nftiiswiw yuw. pwwvw. Ijoata were off nort at an early hour in the Mauna Kea-,.llri i - u .,nfA1 that nnthin rTu ho said concerning the matter until after of the Ideal Clothing Company, who thet meeting. That the merchants as-f-,-iT ,fiX t,r hon it fiociation may take some action at its SrJjA!S at half-past three o'clock this Honolulu yesterday. He apeaks oigh.; f 'i'i? St? ly of the reception tendered him r S?i New Yort tas.na ; , v , jKrdi, Instructor at the cKinley High . . . Msorl-H0n Wft(. tizurin on School, who is spending the summer J5SS,7"5f-SS2 ?f in the East was recenUy married to-""SJ a former school mate in New Hamp- Fred L. AValdron. chairman of the .hi ZnnAirl T !.Q " a J; Jj0h ' promotion committee, said this morn- Ihi f MrVonm fl; tnat- fa oPo. it would be a here by his friend - Mr. Folsom is the merchanta' asooria. expected to return to Honolulu with f.? 0 in" 25 . . .. .. . tion and the chamber of commerce, his bride in the fall. -; . - hIch organizations have at heart the CHARLES READ; a mining man of t lfjLt lf.t" bait Lake City, Utah, was a visitor " V, r"l ' V 7V0 'a 7 11 y,TW in Horioiulu yesterday en route to Ma- roa"" fathe delay before the postal nila on" a pleasure trip. -. Following a .J.",. '- visit to Waikiki, he was severe in Mai; Ia, confMered f m.-VJimm-, J k,. Pense in almost every country." said cf all coral from the beaches In :iroat;iV. .ttWit of tt. various hoy: . ;v J ; KKWlfi CTp. gDO iM r ayVt- r 1 'mean the loss of thousands of dollars oTcAMEno IN RACE for the local merchants and business mauon of Mr. Pinkham, are from Democratic political organizations. They are based chiefly on the alleged fact that Mr. Pinkham is a Republican. They insist that the selection of a Democrat ' is essential . to maintain iparij narmony aaa organizauon in I Hawaii and that unless one Is chosen retrogression must follow. was made by Senator Shafroth. chair- That Mr. Pinkham a "temperament- man of the committee. He said it was ally unfit" for the placeMs tha burden only fair that-reasonable time should of one protest A recital is given of be allowed for filing objections to the troubles that arose between Mr. Pink confirmation of Mr. plnkhamT Ho ham when president of the board of thought it. nothing but right that all health: of Hawaii and the Japanese. It factions antagonizing , the selection is declared that his , selection now . should be permitted to. present their constitutes an affront to all the Jap views.; y - ' Janee In the territory. " Pinkham to Appear . . ' : kroo Much Calitornla'' It also wai made clear by Senator An opinion seems to prevail here Shafroth that Mr, Pinkham will have among some senators that there is too an opportunity to appear and answer much California in the appointment of all the charges preferred by those op- Mr. Pinkham. They say that the se posing him. He Is here and will be lection was arranged betweea Sec re heard, by the committee whenever the tary Lane and Representative- Kent nomination is taken up for consldera- both of California. There is cons id tion r ' - erable criticism on that score. It is 'The most formidable opposition tof held that the people of Hawaii should Mr. Pinkham developed when Senator have been consulted on the subject in . Williams, of Mississippi, notified the. preference to those of a Pacific coast committee that he desired a hearing state. V v.,. before action was taken on the noml- Purely on this account two or three nation of Mr. Pinkham. He is a close mild protests have reached the corn personal and political friend of Ed- cittee from people in California. They ward M. Watson. He was foremost In insist that Mr. Pinkham is a Repub-, advocating his selection as Governor lican and that some person more of Hawaii. He will contend that Pres- closely identified with the affairs" of ident Wilson : virtually pledged the. Hawaii should have been selected. place to-ir. Watson.. He is inclined . No meeting of the commlttea on Pa to take the matter to the floor of the clfic Islands and Porto Rico has Lten senate and make"" a. fight against fa- called to take up the - nomination' of vorable action there. If that is done Mr. Pinkham. This will be postponed he will be assisted by a number of sen-.until all the protests bearing on" the atora who dislike the selection of Mr. subject have been received. , . Pinkham Because ' of his Republican . 1 1 affiliations. A'controversy on- the' ; STAIMJnLLETTO CIYm TOD floor of the senate would mean almost ! TODAY'S TODiT You dbrif t mean to z?rj .:ycn Iinvcn't xnndo yonr T7ill! V! M you hayent, yonre tails? operate . chances on there Jbclaj peace and prosperity' In yonr fanllyy after yoa pass away! -j' Making: yonr TTill is a strong"- duty yoa OWE.yoor far-!!y; fiaat leave to them litigation and trouble, as a result ol yonr neJ;eaee. (' 3Vent ' Truci Cosaapihy, 'L'ii!. VlElA JEWELRY CO., LTD Jewelers and 9 . Silversmiths. AP.RnQ THF PAPIPIfi . meh- The government probably made) because that steamer Would carry the mail somewhat cheaper than would ' (Continued on page threel er of the latter two boats knew what e Sierra,- not figuring on the fact the Korea was doing cannot be defln- that the mail would - be delayed in itely ascertained, so that the actual . reaching Honolulu. It seems a poor steaming ability of the three liners policy When a government will save a may not have been put to the test few dollars for itself and by so doing According to the story of one jot the damage its citizens by the loss of a Korea's passengers, the crack Pacific much larger amount In Europe mail Mail liner was ordered to get into Ho-, ; contracts with steamers- are made in nolulu first by no less a person than - sometimes less than half an hour, and R. P.' Schwerin, vice president and the boat that will arrive at a certain general manager. ' . destination a few hours ahead of any The Korea . and the Hongkong Maru other boat will get the contract for left San Francisco together a week carrying the malls to that point I ago today. Their sailing hour was at further believe that the local commer one o'clock and they left within. a few cial organizations should take 'the minutes. The : merchants' exchange matter up with Washington,' either wireless report here gives the sailing through the railway mall service de time of each, as c:30 o'clock In the partraent of the' local postoffice, or afternoon. The Sierra's Bailing hour through the delegate at Washington. is given as two o'clock. Chief Clerk Hodson of the local de , That afternoon the Hongkong Maru partment, whe Is acting as railway Desirable Residence For Sale vestigated. OAiAlI AKB THE MEXICAN SITDAIION I; ..J -w a r T, J . l . ! f ii w Tliat delay in maus.jesiei-uaj iia .m, er f,oor of H0IISe rontains parlor, dining-room, den, bedroom, laratory, and distinctly desirable feature. We shall now have closet adjoining bedroom, pantry, kitchen, dish closets, large back porch. Set- . - .. j .'ond story contains two bedroom.i, bath, (linen drawers In hall), three large clothes closet. In basement Is cemented laundry, servants room, bath and store room. With' the house Is included gas store, water heater, stair car pet, cartaln rod, statue en newel post and snndry electric lights. There Is a garage In the yard with cemented floor and servants room; also a large fern on se Chlckwi and pigeon houses with runs. Chickens and choice pigeons 'will be,!ncluwM In tl e sale. This Is splendid opportunity to secure a well constructed house In good condition and In an excellent locality. a new topic of conversation and condemnation during this spell of Koha weather. v The gentlemen with the hoarse voices are re turned members of that Ad Club excursion bunch. ; in The Mexican iiBbrogtiot,.8,Jmore'thaiii pass- Now' that the United States and Mexico aret interest for a'number of capitalists of Ha-' face to face there is a possibility of recognition .' second Floor Bank of Hawaii Building ; v ' : FOR UNEXCELLED BREAD AND CRACKERS. i -') Henry Wa'tcrhouso Trust Co., f v j One and one half acres in Nuuanu r alley .. . .. .... , . .$6,000 ; Modern House and half' ah' acre of ' land in Makiki '- -" i Choice lot In Nuuanu valley, 24,000 sq. ft. . ; ... . . . : . 3,400 ' " Two lots at Kaimuki one block from car line. .". ...... 1,300 ; For Rent Unfurnished. ' King - 8treet ; Pawaa ... .... ; Beretanial S treet. . ... . . . ..... . . . :" Upper Fort Street. I.;..,..,.1...... Kalihl ........ ......... ....... . i A .$32.50 . 30.00 . 15.00 . 18.00 Henry Waterhonse Trast Co. VOKNCfl FORT AND MERCHANT trrREZTt , V - '