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HONOLULU STAH-BUJUITIN, 'lTKSDAY, JAXUAUV ll 1!U5.
T- IE FOXJh xMnlMin ,aorsu ' RILEY H. ALI EN - - - - - EDITOR (The Star-Bulletin invites free and;tering less than $1.50, 46 registered frank discussion tn this column on all legitimate subjects of current interest Communications are constantly re ceived to which no signature is at- TUESDAY TANTARY 12. V.):. Lie. On the other haml, Mr. Arthur Ballard, '7 ; T !th "" wan rorr,mlet and e,ial gg, afu Aj7 fw ' 7o,ry uhtn ruhycl wnter for The Outlook, inclines to a favorable ' writers o desire. arc 'rebel f.im ftriuriph.- Khmml llnrket nothing at all. In cue case $23.45 was collected during the quarter ending June 31. but the same meter registered just i taebed. This paper will treat as con-; 55 cents for the follow ing quarter end WHAT ABOUT THE METER SYSTEM? WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE METERS? view. After criticising what he terms British haste to establish a protectorate over Ejrypt and thus ret new territory, he savs: "Although allowances .should be made for Investigation of the condition of the water (jn,at Britain's 'peculiar situation it will be meters installed but a comparatively short time Konerally felt that the Japanese have shown a ago and of the results in collected revenues 1Mort. w.ril,,uious regard to the amenities of na- proves that it's up to the city, either to straight-1 tjons jn postponing the announcement of their en out the meter system or to abolish it. , intention in regard to their conquests in the borne ol .the instruments themselves show ia(.jf;(. until the matter can be discussed by lier! ,o Sept. curruMon ami vmr 01 paris.,10 ;i remarKaoie aies lt tj)(1 termination of the war. extent after a few months' service. The Star- space tiona.) for to letters if the but cannot give anonymous commnnlca- Bulletin has been shown meters in use eight THE RAVAGES OF WAR IN THE SUGAR or nine months which are plainly unfit fori BEET FIELDS. registering the flow of water. Whether it is due to lack of care or to some corroding ele- That the sugar-beet fields in France are rav ment in the artesian and to a certain extent ' aged by war is indicated in Associated Press despatches from the front, telling of the fight ing across what was formerly rich agricultural country. The sugar-beet fields retaken by the French have not only been ravaged by shells, lacerated by trench diggers and furrowed by the wheels of gun carriages, but have been so trampled by infantry and cavalry that the extraction of the roots became a difficult problem, not yet en tirely solved. It is the modest heroine of the war, the French peasant woman, who is work ing on it in the unoccupied regions close to the battlefront where she can not only hear it but see the smoke of it. In all this region the plougli followed closely upon the conflict and seeding necessarily fol lowed so hard upon the plough that some apT prehension was felt as to the summary prepara tion of the soil; there was no time for harrow-i ing, but the seed. caught and the new crop showed its head even while the pointed helmets across the line were taking in the last of the belated harvest. Statisticians say the seeding is little inferior in acreage to that of 1913. Honolulu. Jan. 12. Editor StarBulletin. Sir: The following facts in connec tion with ths water meter controversy may be of some interest to your many readers. Of 235 meters examined, 230 regis tered less than $1.50 for three months 30.. 1914. 5 regis tered over $1.50 and of the 230 regis- lng sept. 30. 1S14. J There is a certain variability in the pressure of water in the pipes, which adds to the unreliability of the meters, as a meter rated for 80 lbs pressure Der sqtlare inch will not register cor-' rectly for 40 lbs.. 60 lbs. or 100 lbs.' pressure per square inch. j It appears that a renewal of the train wheels in the meters will be re quired at least every three months, ' at a cost of about $3 per meter, and j that might not insure accuracy, as a meter might be working all right to- j uay ana next week it mignt rati ut teriy. Yours for full publicity, COM M TNI nUNUM. The lant yof Gut Glass is a joy forever $fevtiotv MRS II nAI.miT wan anions the passengers returning to Honolulu 1 in the Matson steamer Lurline. BY RON K. BAIRD. representing the federal customs at the port of Hilo, Is in the city on official business. Z. K. .MYERS, who has spent some days on Hawaii on insurance business, returned in the steamer Mauna Kea this, morning. J. G ROTHWELL, who has been at tending to business matters for the Honolulu Iron Works at Hilo, was a passenger in the steamer Mauna Kea. the surface water of Honolulu we leave it to the engineers to say.. They already differ con siderably in what they are saying about the meter system. The fact remains that it isn't working properly. . The Slar-Uulletiu is informed that the same meters show such remarkable fluctuations in registry as. to 'prove offhand that they are working wrongly or not working at all. The city engineer is busy on a report and when it is presented to the supervisors they will have to do some thorough probing. Consumers are not going to pay out good money on the figures of a mechanical system which the city engineer declares is grossly faulty and which any lay man can see includes meters unfit for opera tion - former Superintendent of Public Works Campbell says that the cry that the meter sys tem will not work !s 44 all bunk." He asserts that "price and not quality ruled" in the pur chase of a number of the meters now in use, which is at jeast partly responsible for their failure to .'work, lie says also that more fre - quent inspection and care is necessary. If it is a fact that the territory bought in ferior water-meters that jacLsliould be ascer tained.' If lack of ; inspection and change of engineer during his . previous term: John II. 1 York on the Matsonia tomorrow to at parts is ruining the meters, that' fact and the. Wise ought to make good as superintendent of lbe heidbthai ctS laToTthis EMU, A. HiiRNDT: The Carnival decorations committee wants tae sup port of every residetifcjof Honolulu in its work. We have got to "dre?s up" i this city for the celebration. A. J. KNIGHT, postoffice inspector for the district of Hawaii, has gone to San Francisco on account of ill health. It is not known when he will return to Honolulu. A. P. TAYLOR: The Hawaiian building is so situated at the exposi tion that it is gjins tu be seen and visited by practically every person at tending the fair. The arrangement of the building and the exterior decorations-alone will attract visitors. M. F. PROSSER is back from a le gal business trip to Hawaii. - He was numbered with the passengers to reach" the city this morning in the steamer Mauna Kea. , , J. E, SHEEDY, superintendent for the Inter-Island, has completed a busi ness and Inspection tour to the islanl of Hawaii He returned to this city in the steamer Mauna Kea. L. M. Whiteliouse gave satisfaction as a city 'cl? "aVeo ? 1 ' 1 a -r 1 if 1 i. . i . . .:. I Kapiolani Park ; hut Jl. W. Aylett as head of tne garbage department looks like a mighty poor choice on the part of Mayor Lane if Lane's going to make a record for efficiency. Of course the appointment is made for political reasons couldn't be for any other reason. Qcomplished at the expense of service. It is Aylett has served in the legislature, on the cause of it snould be ascertained. ' The new board of supervisors should see to it that tlie water-consumers get the truth with out delay: Part of tliat truth will be a state ment as to whether the alleged saving of money in the waterworks and sewers division has. been month. I reported that the engineer has not had suffi cient men , inspecting, and checking up on meters. If that is'so, the faults in the instru ments may be not all or even mostly of the mechanical kind. : - . . ,1-. CREDIT DUE THE JAPANESE. board of supervisors and as a member of the bandy but the act for which he will be longest remembered as a public servant was that of going blissfully to sleep at his post as night watchman at the Capitol. No one knows how long he had been doing it before Superintend ent, of Piihlir. AVnrka r'nldwpll fnnnH liim in i . , . , , , - icisco next Thursday on a purchasing calm repose one night and separated him from trip for their firm. They win travel fts far east as New York and will R. G. NOGGLE of , PaVhe's Weekly is a recent arrival in' lionolulu from the mainland. He will remain in the city during the Carnival to secure motion pictures of the various events of the celebration. C. U YOUNG and Mrs. Young, a bridal couple from Lovelock, Nevada, are visitors to the Islands, arriving in the Bteamer Lurline this morning. They will tour Hawaii and view the Kilauea volcano before returning to the mainland. WALTER COOMBS: An interest ing proposition has teen submitted to the Republican county committee. It is that In case there are several ap plicants for the committee's indorse ment for a city job, these applicants shall be given a Bort of tryout to see which is the most efficient. Thus, if there are three or four after a road supervisorehip, the committee might arrange to have them given a "half hour test by local engineers. The plan strikes me rather favorably. Whether it Is feasible or not remains to be seen. CARTER ELEGIB PRESIDENT OF HISTORICAL BODY JACINTHO G. SILVA and Jules P. Rego of B. F. Ehlers & Co. will leave In the steamer Siberia for San Fran nrnA,tf rt eiooA his lob. As hpftd of t.li a Cflrhncp lpnftrtmpnt - . . 1 . - . '-;.. itT:iit 'i m i. iTlsli the leading American cities nr i siTii?Lau ana teneraiiv aiiei.ii was cauiuicui . vu oiuuiwi,nuuui icoi.w iuuc aiv- 0 .. - . - . . . , I . -. ; . obsen-ed the rules of civilized war and treated , ening, their prisoners kindly." ' v'; - -v; This statement, made by . a German from Tsingtau passing through Honolulu, is not un Petrograd and Vienna exchange amenities. Petrograd says the Germans and Austrians try usuaL Repeatedly there has come from the : to get inside the barbed-wire lines by pretend war zone1' in the Orient testimony to tne ex-j ing surrender. Vienna declares that the Rus cellent conduct of Japanese officers and troops sians dress in Austrian uniforms. What has become of .the rules of "civilized war?" Are General Kitchener is credited with remark ing that the war will start next May. Most of us have somehow gotten the impression that what has been happening to Europe is war. "Seeing Oahu" trips by, the supenisors are well worth while when they result in definite plans for road improvement. ' in the campaign -against Tsingtau and in their treatment of the German antf Austrian prison-J they, also "scraps: of paper?" crs taken there. Furthermore, the naval opera tions of the Japanese against the Marshall and Caroline islands and other German Pacific pos sessions are said to have been marked by the same - careful observance of the rules of war and 'of the dictates of humanity. In the foreign as well as the American press one notices now and then a statement indicat ing a belief that Japan obtruded herself into the -great conflict and that her entry was re garded witli ome doubt by Great Britain. We have seen no documentary: evidence to- back this up. Indeed, not long ago the press carried brief despatches apparently originating in London, that Japan's participation was first decided when Great Britain asked her Oriental ally what she could do to prdtect British com merce in Far Eastern and Pacific waters from German destroyers; ; Japan's uncertain intentions with regard to the German Pacific possessions have also oc casioned much comment, some of it unfavora- j E. R. SMITH of the postoffice de partment in Washington, D. C, and Mrs. Smith arrived In Honolulu this morning in the steamer Lurline. The will sail in the next transport for Guam, where Mr, Smith will assume the position of postoffice inspector for that district" v : 4 Y. Fukuya has beeB awarded the contract to build the new Epiphany MiSSiOn hoUSP In Kalmnbl it . oo nn Roumania appears to be on war's invitation' "Hn.. -t6day'T3nd work win be be DR. J. M. WESTGATE, who has been appointed special agent in charge of the Hawaii experiment station, vice Dr. E. V: Wilcox, who was transferr ed back to the United States depart ment of agriculture at Washington, is expected to arrive on the army trans port Sherman tomorrow. He has been on the editorial staff of the Experi ment Station Record for a number of years. - FUKUYU GETS CONTRACT FOR EPIPHANY MISSION list, R. S. V. P.', but hesitating a little about acceptance. ' - Theycall it a "theater of war" but to us it looks more like a pendulum. We notice that the "submerged tenth" is doing most of the naval fighting. You can lead a meter to water, but can you make it work? sTrTuPA. FOR YEARS IN I PIIRI in OFFICE, IS DEAD! cemetery on King street. ruuuw Zl Upa was born at Hilo, t-v llnwtne an ODerauon ior. years rppendicitis several .days w"J tx o'clock Ust evening to Samuel Upa, for many years a clerk In the at tvpnprars office. He passed Jernoon from M. E. Silva's nndertaking kindly, cheerful man, highly efficient gun at once. Fukuva's bid nf i4K:i was found to be tffe lowest of those submUted last Saturday in the office George R. Carter was elected presi dent of the Hawaiian Historical So ciety at the annual meeting of that organization in the Library of Hawaii last night. The ether officers chosen were as follows: C. H. Hitchcock, first vice-president; N. B. Emerson, second vice-president; H. M. Ballou, third vice-president; Bruce Cartwright, Jr., treasurer; Ed- ear Wood, recording secretary; W. D. Westervelt, corresponding secretary; Miss Edna I. Allyn, librarian. A. F. Judd, A. W. Carter and Bishop Henry Bond Restirick were elected addition al members of the beard of managers. A. Lewis, Jr., was appointed trustee. Library of Hawaii. Committees were appointed as follows: Standing Library W. D. Westervelt, C. Montague Cooke, Jr., Bishop H. B. Restarick, Bruce Cartwright, Jr., and Reginald Yzendoorn.. Printing H. M. Ballou, W. D. Wes tervelt, William A. Bryan, J. F. G. Stokes and J. S. Emerson. Membership Dr. N. B. Emerson, A. Gartley, Miss M. A. Bnrbank, B. L. Marx and Bruce Cariwrlght, Jr. Genealogy Bruce Cartwright. , Jr., Gerrit P. Wilder and Edgar Henriques. A paper on "A Sketch of the Consti tutional History of Hawaii" ws read by W. R. Castle. Judge Sanford B. Dole read a .paper on the subject "Thirty Days of Hawaiian History," which dealt with the accession of King Lunalilo. Judge F. M. H?tch address ed the meeting on the subject "The Constitutional Convention of 1894." of Ripley & Davis, architects. Bishop Restarick has called a meet ing of the board of directors of the church to sign the contract This meeting will be held within the next uiree aays. v Another proposed Improvement an nounced y the church is the erection of a 20-foot front on the guild hall for the use of the Sunday school. Work on this also will be begun in the next few days. Fukuya's contract calls for comple' tiou of the new mission house in 100 working days, so that it is expected to be ready for occupancy between i May 15 and June 1 at the latest. parlor and burial was at the Catholic Hawaii. 45 He and a sister, Tempa Upa. owned considerable property In that city. He leaves a widow and sev eral children.- Sam Upa was one of the best-liked hia home. 1509 Chung Hoon. men In the territorial government ser- lane. The funeral; w-as held this aft-... ylce. , He was a quiet, unobtrusive andeat them.- In his office, and one of the public servants who will be sorely missed. He knew more concerning the routine business of the attorney-general's of fice than any other person. , A soldier who saw fighting in Ger man Guinea declared that the Germans secured the aid of the natives by tell ing them that the English intended to FOR SALE In Puunui House and lot in good location, with all improvements. House just recently erected. Desirable home ou Wilder Ave., in Makiki district, close to Oahu College. May be bought on easy terras. PRICE $4250 Call at our office and gain further information. StangcnwaM Building. Guardian Trust Co., Ltd. Stangenwald Building, Merchant SL T 1 Whether asinall piece for her Toilet Table, an article for the Dining-room, or a handsome, showy piece for gen eral display-a gift of Cut (Mass en- riches the home and brings happiness . . to the fair recipient. Wich man & Go. AUTOS FOR NAVAL STATION CUT OUT The Pearl Harbor naval station 'is not going to get a seven-irasaenger touring car and a passenger carrying truck for yard ; use just at present The house committee on naval affairs balked at the $8,100 asked for these two motor cars,' and failed to grasp the necessity of transportation .be tween Pearl Harbor and Honolulu, some of the members showing a very vague knowledge of local geography. Don Valentine Ha r wood of New York, a' playwright, reported to the police the robbery bf Jewels valued at I C.1.000 from hi trunk FOR SMIM201) room house, modern impr ovements, plumbing, gas and electric -ligh ts in-, stalled . ; w . v . ' t 4 ''V Close Punahou to lot is 53 x 105 feet School i .1 ii r ' " X ViEIRA JEWELRY JEWELERS . 113 Hotel St Waterhon se HOUSES FOR RENT FURNISHED 2336 Oahu Aenue, Manoa bedrooms...... $40.00 1252 KInau St, cor. Armstrong and Vancouer Aves., Manoa 2."68 Rooke St., Puunui .. 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