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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, MONDAY. JAN. lf? 1011.
roun If if it '0tutinut PF1 v IP cOtsSJ L'A PJLEY H. ALLEN EDITOR MONDAY .UNHAUYJO, 1014 FDSSTON TO THE FRONT : Gewral Fmlerick Funston i soon to 1k in iho. thickest of it again. Hawaii will rojjnt to loso tliis capable commanding officer of the de partment, .with hi straight-from-the-Khoiilder t act i en and h is efficiency; Inl ti f Miereis goi ng to lo any trouble in Mexico, any little unpleasant now along the border or even further toward tlio interior which requires a man of nerve and ( ourage, Fnnston will not be wasted. lie will 1 -o, there and JJncleJ Sam iill ?le ocpmplislnng : ome modern miracles irf bilitary achievement THE NEir LAW" AKD TEE KEff RULES Close ; scrutiny of the proposed Republican ; arty rules fails to reveal the presence of a pro- i sion that jthe Staruljetlng in common' with . ; any active pari J members, J regards as Jabso ;.:tely essential. 'y-:'-- vv ; " " The party orpanizatims should he expressly roh ibitcd from faking-part uy the primary earn , ifjn s as bet xreen can d idates for n 6m ination on '. r Repidrtiean ii&ctS: y x . : ' Many months ago thU papers tatod ite opin :i tlmt real observance of the spirit of , the di rt primary lawmeans that-the primary cam ion must le waged on the basis of the merits I he various candidates, uninfluenced by party II of any kind. That opinion has been repeat: several times since and a canvass in; the last v d ays of representative Republicans revea Is ::animous support for the idea. . ' I For the territorial, committee, or any county amittee, to'enter into the' )Viinary campaign, rowing its influence: and its power forf or ; i nst a candidate or- eaiid Hates on the party 'a t, is notonlv 'a return ..to'theoutfrorn m'eth ' ; in vogue under the convention system, put in the firm opinion of this paper, directly in- !c al to party success." Factional fights before ticket lias leen nominateel always mean fae . a 1 f i ghts duri ng the campaign afterwards. : t n ess the last ountapajji ! It the Republican territorial and county com ' ! cos wish to preserve tUeic, Strength and the ;ect of the voters, they wilt hold aloof while 1 primary campaign is progress, let.nie win 48 different tate.H, two-thirds f wlmli nuinlier would have to ratify it lxfon its provisions would become a part of tlie federal constitution. The Hobson resolution has leen taken as a huge joke ly many in the liquor trade. Rut is it such a joke with the wave of reform fluctuating as it is?" : One of these vivid signs of the times that the liquor interest are recognizing is the movement in favor of national legislation on the subject. For many years stanch advocates of prohibition have differed widely on the question of how to secure it. Local option In various forms, state legislation amfnational legislation each has its sincere; followers. Now the sentiment in favor of national legis lation is manifestly growing fast. Here is an AKrwnntpn Pppssi nmrs irfm whirli nrnves it: Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 3. After rejecting a proposi tion to endorse the demands of the Anti-Saloon League for an amendment to the federal constitu tion providing for nation-wide prohibition, members ,J.'of the: Progressive' party in Ohio in conference here , today -took a. less drastic stand on that subject, fa voring submission to the states of an amendment to the federal constitution granting to the national Con "' gress, power to deal with the problem. It; is national legislation now proposed for Hawaii, in. the (Ironna bill. Even some of the most jealous upholders of state's rights are com ing to believe that national legislation to curb the liquor evil is not only justified but proper. GOOD MEN .. "Governor Pinkh.am is taking his time alout making appointments to the big positions in his cabinet.' However, tjie names that have been mentioned as probabilities for office are about the best jthat could. be selected, if changes must beVmadev ? D. E. Metzger would hold down the position' of territorial secretary with ability and dignity. A letter' man : could not be selected from the Democratic ranks. Another good Dem ocrat and one who would make a success of liis administration, if appointed, is H. W. Kinney, the editor Tjof the Hilo Tribune. If any change Sust le made in tlie public instruction; depart ment, Finney should get the position of superin- MAUrS EXAMPLE - , Maui county .supervisors, faced with an emp- t!ie Republican voters at large decide on the ty treasury, have decided to make a ten per cent rainees for office, anthngt behind ( thosG -cut m the salaries of coufaty employes. Accord :unees with an energy linhamp Maui News, the county fathers decid- ling factional alliaiices made before ; the in automobiles or high- ainating primary Tho rules now proposed are designed td ob : vc the spirit of tho flirect primary.; law. y inference it can be supposed that the organi priced machinery. A mainland agricultural college has a scheme to make the lowly but useful hen increase the 4 r,.r. Vv I.Ann nni nf iAmtnn!. nnm J IMnKfl1Vn ? O t i n 1 1 1 rrll f I O r I flarl'tlOCO ign. -Rut inference and supposition l are not j which the coops will be furnished two days in aigh. The prohibition should be down in black every 24 hours, the purpose Iwing to deceive the 1 white, where every voter can read it and . hen into working double shifts. The experiment ow that in this1 rcspect4heiRepublican party, W by the ultimate finitely pledges itself against ;the-Tolitics ofconsiimer; icLs and trades and in favor of the politics of! acre every .manjs Toleqriieca Ilalf a dozen indictments against Johnny Kcv ihes nominated wortli)jost!as"m have been dis: () le of the next man.; Events now are propitious f or.Republicanism missedy but there .are still enough left to keep him busy for awhile, particularly with Special 1:1 this; territory- Democracy is getting. lesslPn,ecutor reckons on the trail. Kealoha has nouteu ine lawtiong enougn. opular every ;dayr : tride to the front with nlans for the future ! iKod on "the new primary law, unequivocal and "Another Murder Caused by Liquor," says a I rca thine the doctrine of the rule of the neoole. headline in the morning paper, the same paper w ' - mm ' I a. a. til lVl Wall Vfks 4" O O TAO ItTl nrt Ollf irA 1 AnTIA i Use party win do m a commanding position iv,,M " tf1'" un.- ui-ira- i;?xt November. ' . eating the anti-booze agitation as being "untime ly." UQDDR INTERtSTS ANXIOUS , The liquor interests "of the country have waked to tlie strength of the ant i-liquor move ment and areplamlyhowing their; fear of the outcome! In thft November issue brtne Korth American Wineind Spirit 'Review, is the follow ing comment in the leading wiitorial : IIow inany men in. the liquor business realize yhat therpassing of the Hobson resolution in Congress for a now Afternoon hons are here. All we need to le entirely up-to-date is a iujHtanJtffnigettJ movement ana an army or unemployed. mean? nation-wide prohibition would V i,.'. - i i rosnliuinn n'tm iY'carwl in IVn. If this rtsolption was paftsed in Con grrss-itTwpiild;hen le submitted in turn to them's certainly still tiresonu Carelessness in handling a 'shotgun is about on a par; with ignorance of the fact that it's loaded. It's agood deal more comfortable in a Mexi can revolution than a Japanese eruption. A Thaw is regarded as siill dangerous. His rase I UliUlL UUlllLU iiu Fnnisf fps ( nccsDTuniiAFfi: 1 H tl Hill: . - 1 - oes is subsiding. The Hawaii Shinpoj ceived. The list of subscribers to carried the following message from Towoi..- "The eruption of Sakurajima. al hoogh .going on, is reported decreas - Ing. but as yet it has been Impossible ( to make a thorough investigation in or- aer lo.ascenam ine exact loss of lire date is as follows Previously acknowledged 5362.50 T. Kunikiyo 25.00 Higaki studio 10.00 K. Uyeda 7.50 Tengudo Watch Co 5.00 Union Grill 25.00 and property. : More than nine vU-' Motoshige Drug Co 10.00 lagea, each having a population of H. Kishi 10.00 aknnt IfWW) iwrmm are tiU In h. Pnotlo fnnto 9.0 00 . eea deeiroyed I Smith 10.00 Throurh thA afforta rt th JTannnoaa Palmrni Sptttpmpnt 15 00 - ' " rTx;CTift nora . tha'- turA - ffti,ha muff-. IT Vitl-anVa inflftft (Continued from pace ,on) era from the Tolcanlc disaster is rap- Nippu Jiji Idly growing. Castle, and Cooke haTe T. Kono . . v ire to the effect that, the eruption Increased the fund ; with ,a contry)u- Tanaka Brplhers ! 'atake v-. ind ' oeighborlng" U-olcan- -tiou of 5250, the largest ,taus far re N. Matsuda . .V. . 20.50 1.00 1.00 &.00 The Star-Bulletin invitt-a free and frank' discussion in this column on all legitimate subjects of current interest Communications are constantly re ceived to which no signature is at tached. This paper will treat as con fidential tlgnatures to letters if the writers so desire, but cannot give pace to anonymous communications. FOR DISINFECTING WATER. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sir: A great effort is now being made In a great many cities of the United States to disinfect the; water and with a considerable amount of success. There are several methods employ ed to kill the bacteria and to remove other impurities which are found iu water, and particularly in surface wa ter, or water that flows from fields, mountains, etc. and which gathers up go much refuse matter and deposits it in the reservoirs. The proper filtration of impure wa ter through sand is said to remove 95 to 99 per cent of the bacteria from the water, but even this method leaves enough of this substance to be a men ace to inhabitants. Light and oxygen, chlorine, ozone and ultra-violet light and other meth ods are also being used in various cities of America for cleansing the water. The ozone method for steril izing water which is more in use in Europe is trsed with success. The ozoned' air Injected into the water is usually affected by pressure, and is absorbed by the water; and some of the plants will handle 10.000,000 gal lons per day but it is not in general use as yet. The chlorine process is more gen erally used in America and there are quite a number of cities that are using it extensively. It is usually used as bleaching powder, and it takes but .5 per cent to 1 per cent when applied to the water, and the cost is said to be only 6 cents for each 1,000,000 gal lons (treated. This method is used after the water' is filtered, sand filters probably being used. At the Cincin nati filtration plant 500,000,000 gallons of water were treated in this way In four months and it was proved to be a great success. ; Liquified chlorine gas' Is also used for this purpose. It is not generally known just how. this, substance de stroys the bacteria wfcen applied to water, but it is thought'.tt may be by the "action of nascent qxygen, and to the energy of this reaction." tfow Hawaii is certainly up to date in many things, but weare very far behind In others, and though we have at times the most impure, if not the most filthy water of any city that 1 have ever known of, not one, -so far as anyone has. earL haay ihflgghfc of ater iliiing or filtering or cleansing it by any scientific, manner by the5 govern ment. But surely it Is abouttiine to give this matter some consideration, and to adopt some method of purify ing it. For everyone will admit that this is one of the most serious ques tions and one that is of the most im portance to the welfare of the people of this city. And if it can be shown that water can'. be purified for 6, or even 60 cents for 1,0.00,000 gallons, something' should be done about It. It is said that only about one-fourth of the water is surface water, and therefore it Is iot as if the total amount was to be passed through this operation. Another mistake is me mixing of the pure water with the impure, but under the present circumstance there is probably no help for it Very truly yours. X. Y. Z. Honolulp, T. H.. Jan. 19. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: A Korean steals some good wire and is convicted. The court sends him to jail for five years at hard labor. A police officer who knows the law, robs a prisoner, beats him up and only loses his job. If he is guilty, why don't the sheriff pros ecute him under the more serious charge, or Is it because the Hawaiian has a vote and the Korean none. MItf YOU SING. aa ai The members of the Myrtle Boat Club were hosts at a dance given at the Outrigger Club Saturday evening, it being attended by a large number of young people who "tripped the light fantastic" until a late hour. The club was prettily decorate with flags and the Myrtle colors, and refreshments were served. TTAritaT. . " 3.00 Miyako Shoe Co 5.00 Onishi Candy Co 5.00 Narumiya Dry Goods Co 2.00 Nakawa Dry Goods Co 10.00 T. Murakami 10. 00 Nose store 1.00 Total $S93.50 niuNii-wikww -JOHNNY MARTIN: 1 want to suggest that the floral parage be held ia tho armory and then tlx y cun cl:argo for that. too. E. A. MOTT-SMITH: The work of the public utilities commission is of absorbing interest and 1 am look ing forward with real pleasure to the day when I can devote all of my time to it. I D KALAVOKAIANI. JR.: Every Republican precinct club should hold meetings for discussion of the pro posed Republican rules in connection with the new direct primary law. The rules are exceedingly important J WALTER V. KOLB: The mem bers of Company D. national guard ' of Hawaii, are right on the trail of those prizes which are to be awarded at the military tournament next month. I expect to see them come out in the lead. DR. J. S. fi. PRATT: . The recent high wind may have blown all the mosquitoes out to sea, but others have hatched out since. If the people don't want mosquitoes it is up to them to see that there is no stagnant water around their homes. JAMES D. DOUGHERTY: As soon as the necessary arrangements are made, the people of Honolulu will be able to purchase iii advance tickets which will entitle them to seats at all the carnival events. The "season tickets" will be sold at $7.50 each. Have Your Stationery Reflect YOU Not only , what i WRITTEN in a let ter, but what is HUNTED on the letter sheet, helps make the personality of the writer impressed on the reeipient. Have your rorreet and neat Stationery adorned with a correct and artistic print ing or cm'Hvssinj; of your name, mono gram, or address. Copper-plate engraving, Die-stamping and correct Stationery can l secured from WICHMAN & CO. Jewelers 5i JACK JOHNSON: If all of Uncle Sam's fighting boys have the "stay iug" qualities of the soldier who took first prize at the amateur contest at is no fear for the future as to the outcome of any scrap we may get into. TOM MERLE: I see Luke Mc Luke says the people don't go to danc ing school nowadays to learn the steps. They go to learn the holds. If that's true, Mrs. Gunn's The Dan sant ought to be good practice for the local Democrats who are dancing attendance on the new governor. It required nearly an hour Sat urday to thresh out the guilt or in nocence of five yon ng. Poniards, who were alleged by police officers to have engaged in the disturbing pastime ot upsetting garbage cans and , boxes along the lower part of. King - and River streets, early this mornings vTne Castillans engaged Judge Larnacn to defend them. The- men assured the court that in chasing a hat, tent sky -ward by the .wind, one member of the . party fell orer a well-filled container. District : Magistrate ; Monsarrat gave the quintet the benefit of the doubt : and discharged' them."..' ,' . . uIOEJLEEZ, ajireman, ot.tfcie rever nue cutter Thetis, was ashore on .Sat urday. He says the Thetis is one of the best ships afloat for the "black gang" to work. DR. .FRANCIS W. SHEPARDSON, of the University of Chicago, is ex pected to arrive here next Wednesday on the liner Korea, on his way to the Orient. During his brief visit in Ho nolulu he will be the guest of local alumni members of the Beta Theta Pi college fraternity.'1 Dr. Shepardson is general secretary of the fraternity and wVely known in the Greek letter society world. AUGUSTUS DEERING, formerly connected with the Honolulu fire de partment in the capacity of assistant chief, and who left Honolulu recently in spite of his wife's attempts to re strain him until he had paid a cer tain amount of back alimony alleged due her, is now making a tour of the eastern states, being last heard from in Springfield, Mass. According to the Springfield newspapers, Doering is enjoying a "four months' leave." DEPARTMENT OF LABOR NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECENT PUBLICATION : The Department of Labor has sent ! Supreme Court Clerk - Thompson a ! communication disavowing responsi bility for a publication recently issued entitled "Syllabus-Digest of Decisions Under the Law of Naturalization of the United States." of which Jerome C. Shear, chief naturalization examin er at Philadelphia, is the author. "The Department advises all whom it may concern," says the communica tion, "that it alone has authority to . determine whether an official publica tion should be issued in relation to any law over which it has administra tive supervision, or what, if such pub lication should be issued, its contents should be." Officers in the steamer Kinau re port a marked increase in sugar awaiting shipment on the Garden Island. For Rent Piikoi St 3 bedrooms $40 Kalihi off Kam. IV Rd. 3 bedrooms 35 Aloha Lane 3 bedrooms 17 Auld Lane, 3 bedrooms. . .$16. CO Auld Lane, 3 bedrooms... 16.00 Pua Lane 6.50 For Sale We have 2 2 acres of land just rrauka of new prison site at Kalihi that has been divided into 19 lots and which we will sell on easy terms. Call at our office and see map and prices. Guardian Trust Co., Ltd., 205 Bank of Hawaii Bldg. ; .. ; - - . ' t. piilil and the balance mo nthlv make Davment on easy 11 Till win the owner modern cottage on St. The price is Young $2600 Foft.bet. King and Merchant Vieira Jewelry Company, 113 Popular Jewelers tfote St Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Limited, Real Estate for Sale Building lots near town, on Miller street, $1300 to $2000, according to size. Spreckels Tract lots opposite Oahu College, 100x100, for $1600. Acre lots at Fruitvale, Palolo Valley, $600 per acre. Kalmuki, Ocean View and Palolo Hill lots, $400 and up. Henry Waterhouse TYust Co. Limited, Cor. Fort and Merchant SU. HONOLULU. T. H. 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