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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, TPKSDAY, MAliCII 17. 1014. Ak.v. WW. Mil mmmm EIILEY H. ALLEN EDITOP TPF.SD.VY MAI.VII IT. V.M4 1 Y hut until im ihrn- irhn thr not hihorhnmhf. 41. .til .... ...j .............. 7 - 7.inwf fsi lelmm I In- xnrmir that to In- thr pirot of his lifefMiU' forlitnk. ' MUST APPEAL TO REASON llr-asK-kiml in-tlixls of fijjhtin;; signinst fm mi car will not win aiiythin for Hawaii Imt Uie tlixfavor of Jin national administration. If Hawaii is to Kci-nn1 in-outtion for suar, it miiKt'lN on the basis of definite proof laid j lk.fnif IMWiilpiit Wilson flironifh anthoriznl ami rtHoniz:il'iolv-(siiM'ji for tin' immoIo that thin territory is rraim: disaster instead of jirosixTity from the fivo-supu program. -Tihjr Ftateincnts, alarmist statements, won't do. Ak the Star-Hulletin said yestenlay, the talk of voiniK'nsat Uig eoneessions'', is indefinite,. artinilaily as to eheajHT lalwir. Not only in definite hut likely to he unwehoine. W loift know just exactly what Jude A. A. -.Wilder, was told hi Washington, hut though his mood upon return is optimistic-, it cannot 1m exrnrtetl that President Wilson wilT off-hand reverse his atti tude on the suar tariff a year after the new bill has j;one into ef feit. .ludp; Wilders news sounds too "oocl to be true! OUTRAGEOUS TREATMENT rurther evidenee of the intolerant attitmh toward Oriental, immigration eneouraeil: L tlje department of labor by the poliey of Sem; tarv. Wilson is shown in the treatment of the All-('hines baseball team when it reaehel Sar Franeisro. Hut for the timely inti-m-ntion o A. P. Tayloi"the San I'raneiseo npresentativi of tlm Promotion Cominittit the members ot t!;e team, all born in Hawaii ami entitleil t itizenship, several voters and members of tin it ional guard; wtmld have lMeri subjeetil J, t ; nxodim' which in their case "is nothing hu : :iMTtiueiit- indignity. -r -X The outrageous Uvahneiit was "all the inoin r.nralh'tl-for, Niiin; most of the team Jiad -lnvi n the inainlaiul previously aud lK'foi-c under taking thepre'nt trjfv the'imuiager had eon Milted the federal . immigration officials in He nolulu and had l'ii assnml as to the status or all of his juetu ' , . ' '-. ' Such treatment of American citizens of artv state of tin Vnion would evoke at once a pit t ist ill Congress that would . reach tlje depart merit of lalor in short order.' Unhappily, I la wall has no voice m Congress that rises ."nhovi an ineffective whisper. ; . FREE SU5AR RESULTS tt?p.t? sr: At? An editorial in the latest issue of The Out look indicates that this influential journal i: Ijalf-eonviiictil that the free sugar provision o the new tariff law is a mistake.' It" refers ti Porto IJieo, but some of the references are appli cable to the situation threatened in Hawaii. The editorial is worth rcproducing;in full : Porto Rico is one of 'the wards of .the' United' States. - For its welfare this .country is responsible as a trustee or guardian is responsible for. a minor child. There is distress in Porto Rico, and Ameri cans ought to know about it Not only is the gov ernment of Porto Rico In financiarstraits, but many of the people of Porto Rico are In want V From Miss Margaret Leitch. who, with her sister, was long a missionary in Ceylon and is now a resi dent of Porto Rico, we have received word about the sufferings of the Porto Ricans. She informs us that in consequence of the new tariff law, which will ad mit foreign sugar free of duty to the United States, ' e:- sugar industry of Porto Rico has suffered se ously. The small sugar-planters are unable" to ' orrow money for the carrying on of their planta- ' cut. . As a consequence, many of the laborers, or ' ''ts, are W ithout w ork. These people have no re s. and are hungry. Those who have food every v U"I untf d rich. This is in consequence of the c'n of the United States government If these uXAmerlcan c!tlzen8 u miht saW tnat they the C Uke their fortune along with the rest of Ury: tut they are not American citirens; ' sta"tes V fleie,ldent 'Ioii' As trustee the United regard V.60 Hht 10 take 8ach actlon aa !t has with v tariff nifJirmt Anin crmipfhinsr to en able its wards to boar the con.f quences. It has boen suggested that the government might under take some work for the improvement of the island on which these unemployed Porto Ricana could be employed. The administration ought to have been prepared for this state of tilings because it was warned in. advance. Certainly the matter ought to Irterest Americans. There is a request, moreover, for an interdenominational relief committee. Rut this is not all. The firfances of Porto Rico are in a bad state. Itst year the insular legislature created new forms of taxation, with the expectation t,t increasing the revenues from four and a half mil lions to somewhat more than six millions, and then the legislature made appropriations amounting to over seven millions. As if this were not bad enough, the new taxes will result in only about a( third as much additional revenue as was 'expected. Alto gether, according to the new governor t)f the island, Mr. Yager, the expenditures, if carried out .on the basis upon which they were started, will exceed those of last year by two and a half million dollars, while the increase of income will be only about three hundred thousand. Thus the revenue system of Porto Rico, which was devised and put into operation by Dr. Hollander, of 'the Johns Hopkins University, the first Insular treasurer, and which has been regarded as a model syttem, has been permitted to degenerate into a con dition that means not only embarrassment to the new governor, but must mean additional difficulty for the people. Now is the time for the United States to turn its attention to this island. The United States has been too generous In dealing out to its dependent peoples forms of self-government, amf is in danger of re garding that as a proper substitute for insuring to them efficient and just government ; Hawaii's ivyenues from taxi's are certain to IrojV tremendously because of the blow to the ugar industry and ;: consequent reductions in Plantation incomes! : The meeting of the tax iualization board ! last , week emphasized the normous fall in asstvsnients, the asstsmentv ;or this ymr leing a 1 1 1 lost cert a i n 1 y t wen ty- five nillions and possibly ten or fifteen millions ess , M ban u last yea r. The in st serious uoblcm lK'foi-e- Jitvenior JMnkham , tolay is hat of stretching territorial income Ut meet he bare necessitis of expenditure, and this an only Ik done at the sacrifice of a nuhilH'r of uiblic improvements authorizel by the last e;:isl a t u iv a ml ven bad 1 r needed. When i t is on ml necessary tn i cut down exendi tuns for he ftlucating of Hawaii'schihlivnV for such immI morals work as the rescue home for erring oiith, the extent of the sacrifice may 1' wal- . Porto Kico is not the only sufferer. -Xo, jii- The Star-Bulletin Invites free and frank discussion in this column on all egitimate subjects of current interest. Communications are constantly re ceived to which nj signature is at rarhed. This paper will treat as con fidential signatures to letters if the writers so desire, but cannot give tpace to anonymous communications. LKT T1IK MISCKK'ANT SPKAK Kdltor Honolulu Star-Builetin. Sir: Why do some or our people make so much fuss about the so-called mysterious "Washington letter." which our city papers have male comments on and are anxious to lo cate the author, and ?o far have mixed terested readers, I consider it noth up in the story of some $60-per-month man or clerk in the road department? Why not have the letter published, if a copy of it is to be had. ?o that t.;e public would know what it is all ibout? And for the life of re I can not ' understand why such men as R. W. Cathcait. Geo. K. Lowe and here believe which Hawaii r.ei now is facing, will le true. Why should he not come out and take his medicine like a man. than to b. Sv-ared into keeping under cover, just because our local press, in their every-d.y course of business, pounced upon some tangible leak in something, in the nature of a public matter, in which the public may be interested, perhaps, intendtd to be kept a secret until the proper time for giving it out to the public was ripe. If any extra efforts have been made by the press reporters to get at the facts and give a truthful account of the matter for publication, and a scoop for his paper as news, for the benefit and in formation of its many anxious and in- ing more than what should be expected of the press that's what the press is for. it is their duty to the public; its legit imate business. So far." not anything has yet been published by the press tere. to cause or justify any excitement other than curiosity, for the lefter writer to be h : The (Nmgryssbjnai Kccord of February 11) ' arries tin? news;; that ,; resolnt ions have, been dopttnl ly the iMKird of directoi-s of the Sa 'rancisco (.'hamber of ('omnttTce, favoring' an ppi-opi iation of 2o(),000 f(r the construction f a breakwater at Kahului harbr. 3Iaui. The esolutions were iiitrotlut-etl in the house by Hep tentativo Knowland and referml to the com nittce on territories- . 1 (ien. Villa has piissetl i-esjonsibility for' the teuton killing on; to 3Iaju Fierro. The major vill probably pass it on to captain, and so down he line to some joor devil of a peon conscript, vho will 1h taken out and shot at sunrise. 8uch s war, gallant war. If Washington consideit'tl Judge AVihler "tM) rank," what will the capita! ssiy when "Soap mjx" Ihirron t-ouHs down Pennsvlvania ave- me? ' .'T & ' The lwst solution of the Mexican iroblcm las Uvn su;ested bv the mutiuv of an "arm v" n Moivlos and the killing of a general or two. St. Louis would like to lorrow ilavor Fem - ror its historical pageant. (So ahead, Joe, you would 1k the hit of the piece! St. Patrick's Dav finds that sterliny: voting Irishman, O'Shauglmessv. sitting firmlv on the litl at Mexico Citv. Some of the Democrats seem to think that President Wilson should m-ogiii.c them U'foi-e he dos 3Iexico! Monev talks not onlv loud but louder, ASS0CIA1S?U.SrT7S- ADOPTS VchI'rtER (Oontinnea Pfee one) ployment for persons, and pointed out to bring about a greater co-operation, that there now is a considerable fi-ihe said, and the unity and impact o. nancial strain due to feeding so many; all the social forces cf tne community Ie-opIe. As the result of an investiga-. on problems which the organiation lion, he said, it has been found that new has-to face. there is a marked over-supply of la- President Lewis questioned Mr. tor. ' The manager also reported that U-owen to some extent concerning his the office of tnc cnaritiea remarks and then outlined trie prono- more commo- rition concerning . the unemployed quarters -oa Aiaxea sireer ior- wnu-n tne ciiarmes receni:v pur be- n-erlv occupied by Dr. W. C. Hobdy. fore the superrfsors. ife suggested mem Utm n i. . - life, annual and how0rEiniM,ion-r , ,Mf ch 1 T Z taJ of the conoratio7 V7' The r " l ,roTPi to ,.b.e lrn. VJILTVI not at v ions quarters -on Alak VAiTTU " . " ter and hi".!-. r a or tae char-"tHe jiointed out that this change will that tire association comaue Its pres Bowen Wde a cttemw Sn enable thp office to handle cases at.ha btn nni ringividually instead cf coUectively. ouicv nv in- of Mr. Rcwpn a!so $10 or the en- ing. .He told of t. Atrn..' -'iarced work which will tie made pos- ienced by the office In secur eXper!Pib,e under tfae new cbaner and by. - "S.eai-iiawg. 'me charities should be able ent oliy of relief woir until an opinion is received Trom Governor rmkham. in whose hands the mattpr has been placed. A definite policy, he said in conclusion, should be for mulated within two weeks. ieneviaes. as tne names of t:iese gen- alarmed" or fear the vengeance of the leautn have teen published as having press or of any bodily harm through Nome knowledge of the author, or for violence, be feared from anv over-ex- the author, if he is still under cover, cjted citizen. lo not boldly come out of its sheil But. if the author of the so-called And face the music, for he must surely "Mysterious Letter" has by it fur- inow, if he knows anything at all. that nished some bare-faced, wilful, mali- t; is not violating any laws of tiie. cjous and injurious untruths, falsi- ;overnment or tie cnttea states or fjed information to official heads of nurica to corresjond with the preii- the home government at Washington.) lent or any official of such govern- tj. c.. of matters, if given credence, be' nent, or any of those of the states and detrimental to the vital interests, and j orritories under it. If what has been future prospects of the territory, its j written to the authorities at Washing- government and people, or of any, on, v, v. -wnicii iias cau.eu nu muc resident taereof. then I would state When in doubt give Souvenir Jewelry When onedHsnt know just how much jewelry the intendtil-mipient-of-a-gift has, nor' what k nd that recipient (p ci ally favors, it is always safe to semi some hire piece of Hawaiian Souvenir jewelry. The range -of piecs is very wide, and for lnith Ladies ami (lentlemen.- Thertk are Kings, Pins, Uroches, "Vol is, Cuff Links, Pracelets, etc., etc. May we show you the limr? WICHMAN & COr Jewelers : 'xcitement and jnuch comment by our ocal papers. Is all truth and facts. that there may be no form of punish ment in our written laws severe md if the author by his letter to t'ae enough to serve the ends of justice in ifticiais at asnington nas lata nare an instance of this nature, for damage my or some hidden scheme of corrup-Jdone, or might have been done by the ion.-graft or some ot.er corrupt do-. doings of some meddlesome trouble - - II Ml ngs in the administration of tlie gov-jmaVer. who could he ctilltv of 'rnment of this territory. I see co,cowardly and treacherous act; ?ood and surnctent. reason ror tae au hor of the so-called "Mysterious Lct- ;er" to fear of his Identity, but should such not PERSONALITIES sesalcn tfutln JTinfcMOsoifa trip. - He ent all over the ranch and says that .... j ra-,Herr even the amplication of a rnat of tar and feathers publicly done, ridden on this, morning from a iwo weeks trip ' , - A A.1 V J V I ' .it h ra I. .escorted dnwn Port Rtteet hv ' ifle 015 iiumuuia sjeqi eiauuu, WILLIAM WILLIAMSON' relumed th janda and stock are in splendid ennumon. r ms convictions ana aeciare nimscu jy saying. I've committed no crime, md what can you do about it?" and, nstead of being pointed out with -corn, ridicule, and condemnation by he people he should be credited with he honor of having ther courage of 'urnishing imiortant information, cor rectly,1 to the powers that: be, which, nay perhaps, would lead to bettering he now doubtful present and future onditlons, that mos J the people itogue s juarcn ana ine cujpru aump he vhich he recently sold, on behalf of Did you .gain In weight alter your Sam I'arker, Jr., to A"v. carter for, nunung cnp.Tr- uniy lemporaruy. 1 a into. ha hnrw .1 w r ine f arser rancn. 1 ae aeai was oacs as ,acBi me uocior n- street, and not be allowed to set foot io8ed and thenew owners took pos- . moved the shot. -rEchange. again on our once peaceful shores, j " - 1 ' ;,;s;: '- 1 . Tris may be stretching it, and be con sidered barbarous, but it is far . the better that one should be made to pay the penalty for his own villainous misdeeds towards a confiding people than that thousands of innocent : ones suffer. Let the people be the judges. - - CHAS jB. WILSOX. Irnrrli J. W. CALDWELL: The rains of j 11. 1 .1 . : 1 i j 1. i i, a A A 1 me last iwo aays suuuiu iitip w iv lieye the water situation in Honolulu temporarily. v ; JAM ICS P. DOUGHERTY wilt arrive 'in'the Manoa after a bnstness 'trip to the Coast, , ; ' . ;.:mR. and MRS. BERTRAM VON DAMM departed . for the. coast and Europe in the Korea today. DR. E., S. GOODHUE and little laughter are expected to return on the new Matson liner Manoa, anrvlng March 24. . GEORGE F. WELLS-splannin trip to the mainland, to. sail for San Francisco March 20 in the Oceanic iiner Ventura. MR. and MRS.' R. W. SHINGLE were numbered among Die-passengers who sailed for the mainland today ta the Pacific Mail liner Korea. ATTORNEY W. C. M'KEAN. assist ng in the defense of John W. Mar shall, is booked for return to the coast 'n . the Oceanic liner -Ventura. E. A. MOTT-SMITH : It is quite a relief to Be relieved of the duties of secretary of the territory. I intend devoting my entire time to the Public Utilities Commission; ;' I SPENCER BO WEN: , The office of the Associated Charities will be moved to more commodious quarters the first of the month. More working space will be afforded and, Incident ally, we will be able to do more work.' . i CAPT. A. L. SOULE: T would ven ture to state that 90 per cent of the passengers arriving here :n the Wil helmina this morning are strangers, many making their first visit ta the islands. MR. and MRS.'J. S. M'CANDLESS 'ntend to make a prolonged stay on the mainland. They departed for San Francisco in the Korea this morning. J. B. PINK HAM, advertising man ager for the San Francisco Examiner, now visiting they islands, expects to return to the coast in the Oceanic 'iner Ventura. WILLIAM L. BUSH (Chicago de tective bureau): It is a matter of re gret that business will compel me to return to Illinois before making rfn extended tour of the islancs. I wish that it might be otherwise. Manoa Home w Sals Modern house of 8 rooms nea h e ar- li ne beautiful igrounds--s e rva nt s quarters garage. Price $ 1 20 po - ..i it .: : Fort, bet. King and Merchant HARBOR OFFICER CARTER: 1 hear that I have fallen -heir to, $100. It's all news to me. There Is a fee paid by the military authorities for the return of enlisted, deserters but it does not total any such sum. W. W. THAYER li ft yesterday for Maui, where he ex pects to finish several old fisheries cases that have been penorug a num ber of years. He probably will return Thursday. W. ('. M'KEAN (attorney from Pennsylvania): I have traveled in Europe and throughout the eastern states, and I find the. fascination of Hawaii's climate a greater attraction attorney-general. than I have ever encountered in all my other journeys. CHARLES A. LEMP. son of a promi nent SU Louis brewer, is a member of a party of several wealthy tourists who arrived at Honolulu in the Mat son Navigation steamer Wilhelmina and will remain in this city until the sailing of the Toyo Klsen Kaisha liner Hongkong Maru for Japan and China. Mr. Lemp is on a leisurely tour of the world. SIDNEY R. JORDAN: An in creased demand for literature descrip tive of these islands has been notice able during the past two weeks. Many large mail orders now are being fill ed. The Promotion Committee has on hand a list of more than natnes of persons who intend " visiting the i Panama-Pacific Exposition. Perhaps, after all, it's better to be a poor -man's wife and the "whole thing than a rich man's wife and only u part of the drawing-room furniture. AVOID SPECULATION INVEST IN LAND $50 DOWN $10 A MONTH Buy a lot 50x110 in the MEYER TRACT, KALIHI Price $450 These lots are on the Puahale Road, just macadamized. 1 nomas rineapple ractorv, within . minutes Car. BE MASTER OF YOUR below the walk of the Rapid Transit Buy our property and avoid speculation, safe and sure to bring profitable returns. Call or write to OWN INVESTMENT. Invest where your money is Guardian Trust Co., Ltd., HAWAIIAN SOUVENIRS : V1EIRA "JEWELRY CO. V .? Vi 113 Hotel St. Z'i Cank of Hawaii Building. Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., V Unit!, i I Real -Estate for Sale Building lots near town, on Miller street, $1300 to $2000. according to size. 8preckli Tract $10. Iota opposite Oahu College, 100x100, for Acre lots at Frultvale, Paiolo Valley, $600 per acra. KatmukL Oce&b View and Paiolo Hill lots, $400 and up. Henry Waterhouse Titi st Co. LImlted9 C.r. Tort aad Marckaat Sta. MOr-OLULn, T. H.