HONOLULU STAH-BUJUITIN, 'lTKSDAY, JAXUAUV ll 1!U5.
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
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-
to letters if the
but cannot give
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
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
Statisticians say the seeding is little inferior
in acreage to that of 1913.
Honolulu. Jan. 12.
Sir: The following facts in connec
tion with ths water meter controversy
may be of some interest to your many
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
Yours for full publicity,
COM M TNI nUNUM.
is a joy forever
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
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
. 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
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
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
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
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.
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
FUKUYU GETS CONTRACT
FOR EPIPHANY MISSION
list, R. S. V. P.', but hesitating a little about
- 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
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
He and a sister, Tempa
Upa. owned considerable property In
that city. He leaves a widow and sev
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
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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
room house, modern
impr ovements, plumbing,
gas and electric -ligh ts in-,
stalled . ; w . v . '
lot is 53 x 105 feet
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