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HOKOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1914
mwwm r f EILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR WEDNESDAY ..AUOUST 19, 1U ! ' ' . ' . The cay to stop the present cruel, inhuman, 'thiratcned wholesale butchery of the human race of Europe is for the world's banker to combine and agree not to adrance the people money, of ichtch they are the truxtccs, to thcxe fine-plumed emperors on horseback or their general or sol dier follower. That trill oon decide irho con JroU the situation. Uenry Clews, banker. A "- -vm.T frTTT- T"k A T r-r Jinoists -w8t and oast arc confounded and repudiated ly the combined assurances of Ja pan, Great Britain and the United States that no friction cxixts between Japan and Uncle Sam and that . the peace. of the Pacific is not to be disturled by a Nipponese campaign against (Ser iii an possessions. ' It is significant that Japan's plans as to lel Hgcrency against Germany were communicated to tht', United States through the-British em bassy in Washington. The significance is that quite evidently Japan and Great Britain are working in close cooperation to subdue the Ger man forces on the coast of Asia amf tlreat Brit ain's guarantee for protection of American in terests is added to that of Nippon. Obviously American interests and the nice balance of pow er, on the Pacifier would be. seri . ously imperilled were Japan to conduct a war of conquest against German possessions in the Pacific. The possibility of this, even though remote, aroused some anxiety , in Hawaii after lie publication yesterday morning of despatche? iating that Japan might seize tne German ; laud possessions in this ocean. But almost : s soon 'as the rumor was born, Great BritairiV fficial statement on behalf of Japan killed it. Tlie present Japanese ministry: may be re mled as fundamentally friendly to the United fates. The Yamamoto ministry, militarist in :akeup and particularly devoted to a naval ex uision program, has been overthrown. With its overthrow went much of the chip-on-the-.oulder attitude of official Japan. The present iriuier, Count Okuma, does not' seek w ar with United States, nor is he willing, to engage ! i war. As stated in these columns some days :V no situation exists on the Pacific, either ilitary or diplomatic, that should cause fric : ,:i ktwcen Japan and America. The leader? : both countries are earnestly striving for peace ::d if any irritant arises, it will be due directly the jingoists, the irresponsibles and the mis liief -makers who make up in vehemence whal ;1 cy lack in patriotism. :; '.'::-'y'':'-:l BUSINESS AND LOCAL LEGISLATION A plan that has been found of much value ! v the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce ' ould be of still more value to the Honolulu ( I.amber of Commercethat of establishing a ! illative bureau. V - ' The San Francisco bureau has for its princi- il object the promotion anil . safeguarding of usiness interests in the state and concerns itself ith' measures directly 'affittftig' business and : isinessmen The San Franciscp legisjative coni- littee points out that "Tbe.bureau is'to "become permanent organization which will seek to mid before Jhe legislators the effect of all , listing cr proposed economic legislation upon the business men and business interests. It is ' oped by this means to bring about 'a tetter un derstanding ot constructive legisatiorf and at t lie same tfme relieve the feeling of hostility that is too often the attitude, of some .of - the, mein- rs of the California legislature. Good busi : conditions, resulting from good business I ;;islation hgislation that helps rather thaii : tards cannot help but bring about the de ired feeling of prosperity everywhere. In the :.st the term "big business-' has too frequently I .en construed as one of reproach. Business, ; o the chamber of commerce thinks, has failed 1 ) get an adequate hearing. It has been legi s- .ted against s sometimes for no other reason t ::an that it was 'business.1 s( v ' v "The legislative bureau plans to apply proper representation at all legislative, sessions.". . The local chamber has a committee to'deal v. ith such subjects. The difference is that San rrancisco is establishing a bureau that will be continuously and not intermittently active. The legislature w ill be in session next spring. The board of supervisors legislates right along, rriiere is always room for an active committee. Tomorrow night is Ad Club Night at the 'jou theater. Join the crowd that supports a JUST ONE SAFE COURSE If the minor is true that creditors who lately took over Waikiki Inn intend to drop Manager Scully and on the strength of this and promises for future good conduct of the place ask the license commissi oner for special night privi leges, there is but one course for the commission to pursue and that is to refuse the extension of these special privileges. Waikiki Inn has a bad name and if half of the charges against its conduct are true, the bad name has leen fully earned. Furthermore, no showing has been made or can be made for illowing still further liberties of liquor-selling Jt the beach resort. Teh reports of the license fnspector, the experience of the police depart ment, the investigations of grand juries, have xipeat(dly and consistently shown that the greatest danger from the booze business to the roung people of Honolulu lies in the night-sell ing privileges at a beach resort such as Waikiki Inn. In the name of decency, cannot enough booze h. sold at Waikiki Inn up to 11:30 o'clock at uight? The traffic after 11:30 o'clock, as Honolulu people know from unfortunate experience, is apt lo be of the sort that wrecks homes and happi- less, ruins young girls and starts young men on he path to shame and disgrace. ' - It will be a backward step, a downward step, "f the license commissioners add another to the ist of resorts where booze can be bought late it night bought under such conditions that roper surveillance is impossible. Within the past few weeks the commission has :earned how difficult it is to see that the liquor 'aws are properly administered. It has appar ently been powerless to get at the bottom of the illegatiohs of law violation at this same Waikiki Inn. ;X'-::;':.v';.-.;':::' L--::-:: v..- . ...:;..: "i- Will the commission now' allow another loop lole another opportunity ;and an easy one or stretching the law a point or. two so that a ew mpre dollars can be made off the night- The 'lie'ense; cominissioners Hold a Justly-won eputation for safeguarding: the community in Administering the liquor laws. r The rumor now lying around in booze circles that Waikiki Inn hortly is to be "opened '-up will, tve believe 'rom the past record" of the commission, be an iwered by an emphatic denial to the request for dght-privileges at a resort that deserves no spe ial consideration. r A - There's a controversy over the fitness of Jack )esha for secretary to the delegate, but there's .10 controversy as to the, fact that Hawaii needs i representative- at " the capital elected by the People and responsive to the wishes of the peo ple. No one denies Kuhio's acquaintance in Washington, but what on earth is the good of his icquaintance there if he spends nine-tenths of lis time in Hawaii! ; Right now there are half i dozen matters of much importance to Hawaii lending before Congress that might' have been settled months ago if the official representative f Hawaii were there to speak. These are some )f the things that .' have brought hundreds4 of nen who supported Kuhio to the reluctant con lusion that his usefulness is no longer in evi ience and that the best interests of Hawaii de aand a change. v V : i' The Democratic county platform adopted yes erday frankly attempts to help the Democratic 'oard of supervisors out of the hole into which t has fallen through its effort to evade the front-lge-tax laws. The : platform commends the jiayor and board of supervisors for the "wise 'udgment they have displayed in approaching with caution and deliberation the responsibility r.f enforcing the provisions of the so-called f ront-ige-tax Jaws." "Wise judgment" is rich! This ulank in the platform shows that the Democrats t Honolulu arc ready for another two years of dilly-dallying on the matter-of local improve- ments. Will the people stand forjt?. We hope A good many people would like to know if the territorial grand - jury has dropped all thought cf a thorough investiration of the charge that members of the police department are; concerned in i the bribery and spirit ing-a way of a witness who was to testifv, before the license com mis- sioners concerning law violation. How about it? . . . Those foreign generals and admirals have leen talking a lot about their aeroplanes and submarines, but it is noticeable .that when' the war started they rushed orders to the United Mates for the reliable old American -mule (The Star-Bulletin lnrltes free and frank discussion in this column on all legitimate subjects of current Interest Communications' are constantly re ceived to wbich no signature is at tached. This paper trill treat as con fidential signatures to letters if the writers so desire, but cannot give space for anonymous communications..) THE MEANEST CREATURE THAT CRAWLS. Honolulu. August 19. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: Jtr. L. A. Thurston. In the Ad vertiser this morning, savs that I have been bitten by "something pois onous. .True! it was a knocker, which the Advertiser editorially (July 23) calls "the meanest creature that crawls." Mr. Thurston also says that I am "more anxious to take 'a fall' out of the Advertiser than to vindicate. Desha." Not truel But, if true, it would follow the advice of tu3 same editorial, "to take a fall out of the llrst man, woman or child no under takes to knock." Mr. Thurston then proceeds to prove that, the Advertiser did not misrepre sent and abuse Mr. Desha by abus.ng and misrepresenting me; and then denies the charge that it misrepresent ed the delegate's secretary. But my letter was occasioned by an editorial on Saturday ;h9 loth, charging that Congressmen visiting the office of the Ha waLan delegate In the past few weeks have found the door locked, not being able to find Secretary Desha or to obtain one particle of information or encouragement from Hawaiian sources." - If this was ' not " based on the interview with Mr. Ogg published in the Star-Bulletin, concerning which that paper had published on August 8 my statement of Mr. Desha's diligent attention to business, and which 1 un derstand from Mr. Thurston had been referred to In" the Advertiser, I would be glad to know this basis of the edito rial; and also, -whether it is not a knock at Mr: Desha. Among the misrepresentations in Mr. Thurston's editorial is that I stat ed that the Advertiser was conducting a campaign of misrepresentation and abuse, which he . personally admitted to me was hot directly charged In the communication; that.Z.bad, said that a "boy just ' coit cf college .. . is competent to fill the bill of represen tatlve at Washington," 'when the fact Is that Mr.' Desha is. not representing Hawaii at Washington, but is filling a government clerkship 4 at a . very meager salary"; that I said that "Mr. Desha is as good and better a man than Mr. McCleiiap, -was, and that the Advertiser .Bad ! Interviewed Mr. Ogg. none, pf wblcii statements, .appear in me lener wuico. ,iye ,eiar-tujieiin published. . v 1 ; At the columns oLithe Advertiser are not open to. me, Jh wish to thank Mr. Thurston for the admission - that Mr. Desha "is a credit to himself, his family, his race and his birthplace," and for the endorsement' of his per sonal qualities, his suavity of manner and deaire to please.' The only issue therefore, seems to be on his attention to duty, and, un- ess Mr. Thurston desires to be char acterized by the newspaper he owns as "the meanest creature that crawls," t is .up to him to prove the allega tion in the editorial of Saturday that congre'ssmen cannot find Secretary Desha or obtain "one particle of In- ormation or encouragement from Ha waiian sources," whatever that may mean. . ' - . . - I , DAVID L. WITHINGTON. choice of thl3 man the businessmen and the men r.f moderate means should consider who will use lits oejt Influence to brin; bus'nesi end pros- : perity to this, territory, an! the work ing man should consider who will do most to Ml his dinner pail. But. above everything, all should vote for the man wlo will best serve the whole people, and will do his ut most for the felfare of this territory. It goes without saying that the man who is elected to this office should be deeply interested in the main in dustry of these Islands; any doubt on this should condemn any man bejonl the possibility of hope, for say or think what we will, tkat is the main thing, and to neglect it would invite ruin and disaster to all of us. Yours truly, X. Y. Z. WAIKIKI INN AGAIN. THE DELEGATE TO CONGRESS Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: The delegate to congress is undoubtedly the most .important office in the gift of the people of Hawaii; and it is not too much to say that in the way this ofice is filled mav depend the 'prosperity or ruin of this whole territory. Therefore, too much thought cannot be given to this snb- ect And as this will effect everyone. rich and poor, it behooves everyone to do what is right and 'what is best for the whole people. In this! consideration no color-line or sentiment of any . kind should be allowed to influence anyone, nor should friendship or favoritism be per mitted to influence anyone; because there Is too much at stake. The man best fitted to fill this office needs many attributes and much knowledge of the, world, and of legislation and of history, and many other things; but above all he must be alive to the requirements of this territory and deeply interested in them, and know how best to enhance them in a word he should be "on to his job." And what is about as important, he should be on the Job at all times, or when ever congress Is in session. In the Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: As the Waikiki Inn has. for some time, been in the public eye not to say the public nostrils it may be of interest to the numerous credi tors who are concerned in the exis tence'of the license of the place to know cf the fist fight pulled off in the bar of the joint on the evening of Mon day last, and, also, of the approval of Scully nd the "financial manager" of the Inn, bott of whom were eye-wit nesses of the mill, as was another saloonkeeper, -a town-house man; the scrap was participated in by a brewery employe and a Watertown inspector. the. inter, being fully drunk, havin the worst of the encounter. Why allow a man to be hours drunk on the place? why allow the fight? Both the old manager and the recently appointed one should have made some efforts to stop the affray; but, as Jeff is away they ro doubt, keenly enjoyed the fight on licensed premises; The above Is the troth;- publish it . GRAPEVINE. THE AALA PARK SUBSCRIPTIONS. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Sir, Will you kindly give me space tr state my connection with the Re- nnblfcan rally at Aala park on the night of August 15. 1914, and to re fute the misstatements contained In nn article published In the Pacific Commercial Advertiser this morning ever the signature of Harry Gregson. 1. Mr authority . for collecting the money for said meeting was received from Mr. , Lorrln Andrews, chairman cf the Republican central committee, 2. I toTd Mr. Gregson that his name was not in the box. because 'he had nct.oa'd the subscription cf 2.00 and t did not tell, him that. Mr. Breckons had thought - it : unwis to draw Mr. pregson's. name.' ; ' 3. I paid my subscription to the Aala . park - meeting as the list will ahowt 1 -4. On the 22d day of July, Mr. D: U Akwal paid $2.50 toward the Kuh?o Campaign club as a subscription made in my name at a meeting at which I was not present. . -, ; .: 5. Mr. Gregson was given - the op portunity twice to pay the subscription for the Aala park meeting and under stood at the time that only these who paid were to speak. He did not see fit to pay the money and Irknow of no good reason why an exception should be made in his case. - 6. Aala park meeting was net a precinct meeting, but a meeting gotten up by several candidates, and there was no way of defraying expenses ex cept by calling for a general subscrip tion.; Every candidate interested was given the opportunity of contributing and so far there has been no com pla lnt except from Mr. Gregson. . 7. In regard to the Dowsett Lane meeting, the andldates who spoke con tributed to the expense and the money was paid to Eddie Janette. , I myself contributed $1.00. Subsequently, be cause of a deficiency I paid . $2.75 to Mr. Lelaloha ont of the Aala .park money as a subscription from all those who had Bubscrloed to the Aala park meeting, the candidates who spoke con scription of mine. j 8. The total amount collected was $75.50. The expenses were $45.40. leaving a balance of $21.10. which I have turned over to Mr Lorrin An drews, chairman of the central com mittee, to present at a meeting of the candidates to be held at his , office this evening for discussion as to whal shall be done with said balance. Items, and vouchers of expenditures can be Obtained from Mr, Andrews. I am, V-V .. WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD. PANAMA GOVERNMENT TO HAVE 14 LIGHTHOUSES ALONG PACIFIC COAST PANAMA, August 17. Work will bt begun soon on the construction of 14 small lighthouses for the Panama gov ernment. 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