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HONOLULU STAR-BtTLLTTTlN, TUESDAY, JANUARr 12, 1915.
c FOUB y 1 i - .- - .i . i . RILEY II. ALI EN ------------- EDITOR TUESDAY. .JANTAKY 1J. 1fJi:. Me 'the well-known war correspondent ami Miecial Sfi:. i!.r vmgs uU hr tyrants from i.lr,, trhn, suhjrrfs wntCr for The Outlook, inclines to a favorable writers so desire, but cannot give aic Tchtlx from priori jifo. Kliumil Hurler. WHAT ABOUT THE METER SYSTEM? view. After criticising what he terms British haste to establish a protectorate over Egypt ami thus get new territory, he says: 44 Although allowances should Ik made for Investigation of the condition of the water (jrt.at Britain's 'iieeiiliar situation,' it will le meters installed but a comparatively short time 'generally felt that the Japanese have shown a ago and of the results in collected revenues ,nore scrupulous regard to the amenities of na- provps that it s up to the city either to straight- tions in io en . out the meter system or to abolish it. intention in regard to their conquests in the Some of the instruments themselves .how paciiie until the matter can be discussed by her F ....... ..... ' ... . ... . .. vytiwMuu .wm i-fu ui Hiun iw .1 j ciurti hduic allies at tlie termination oi tne war." extent after a few months service. The Star- Honolulu. Jan. 12. Editor Star-Bulletin, Sir: The following facts in connec tion with thd water meter controversy postK)inng the announcement of their , readers. pace tlona.) for anonymous communica- WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE METERS? (The Star-Bulletin Invites free andtertng less than 11.50. 46 .registered I frank discussion in this column on all nothing: at all. I i leritimrte subjects of current Interest. In cne ex?c $23.45 was collected . ICoTomanicatlona are constantly re-jdurin the quarter ending June 31.. Oil the other hand, Mr. Arthur Billiard, reived to which no signature Is at j but the same meter registered just tached. This paper will treat as con 55 cents for the following Quarter end ing Sept. 30, 1914. There Is a certain variability In tne pressure of water In the pipes, which adds to the unreliability of the meters. as a . ter rated for 80 lbs pressure per squ.'je inch will not register cor- j rectly ft- . lis., 60 lbs. or 100 lbs! pressure per square inch. I It appears that a renewal of the j train wheels in the meters will be re-1 quired at least , every mree monins, at a cost of about S3 per meter, and that might.net Insure accuracy, as a meter might be working all right to day and next w k It might fail ut terly. Yours for full publicity. COMMUNI BONUM. . . Of 235 meters examined, 230 regis- i tered less than $1.50 for three months from July 1 to Sept 30, 1914, 5 regis tered over $1.50 and of the 230 regis- Bulletin has been shown meters in use eight 'THE RAVAGES OF WAR IN THE SUGAR or nine months which are plainly unfit for! BEET FIELDS. registering, the flow of water. Whether it is . due. to lack ol- care or to some corroding ele- j That the sugar-beet fields in France are rav ment in the artesian and to a certain extent arred bv war is indicated in Assmnj.to.1 Pross the surface water of Honolulu we leave it to tho 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 proerly. The Star-Bulletin 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. Tlie city engineer s 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 thecity engineer declares is grossly faulty and which any lay man can see includes meters unfit for opera tion. ' ' ::i ',.'''.: : a I -' Former Superintendent of Public "Works Campbell says that the cry that the meter sys tem will not work is "all bunk." : He asserts that .ViRricc and not quality ruled' r in the pur chase of a number of the meters now in use, which Js at least partly responsible for their failnVb to work. He 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 fact should be ascer-: L. M. Whitehouse gave satisfaction as a city tained; If lack of inspection and change of . engineer , during his previous term; John II parts is ruining the meters, that fact and the Wise ought to make good as superintendent of The Inmutv of Cut Glass j t is a joy forever i im rrlninwrwQ tjyiGMioiva)! ! ; j MRS. H. M. BAI..LOU was among the passengers returning to Honolulu in the Matson steamer Lurline. Z. K. MYERS, who has spent some days on Hawaii on insurance business, returned in the steamer Mauna Kea this morning. J. Gj ROTH WELL who has been at tending to business matters for the Honolulu Iron .Works at Hilo, was a passenger, in the steamer Mauna Kea. 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. despatches from the front, telling of the fight ing across what was formerly rich agricultural icountrv. Tlte KllP'Jir-hppt fiplfls rotnlrPTi lv tlin Vronnli . . , , . , , . , ,1 BYRON K. BA1RD, representing the nae noi oniy oeen ravagexi oy snens, mceraiea federal customs at the port of into.; tending the fair by trench diggers and furrowed by the wheels, is ln we city on ornciai business of gun carriages, but have been so trampled by 't luiamry ana cavairy mat me exiraciion or me roots became a difficult problem, not yet en tirel' 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 plough followed closely upon the conflict and seeding necessarily fol lowed so hard upon the plough that some ap prehension was felt as to the summary prepara tion of the soil; there was no time for harrow- inw Knf ha .ono-lif or, .7 !.. numDerea witn tne ,,,b, uu. w.v Dvvv,Uf,..r .i reach the city this morning In the snowed its Head even while the pointed helmets steamer Mauna Kea. 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. EMIL A. BivRNDT: The Carnival decorations committee wants t'ae sup port of every resident of Honolulu in its work. We have got to "dress u;" this city for the celebration. A. P. TAYLOR: The Hawaiian building is so situated at the exposi tion that it is going to be seen and visited bv nractlcally every person at- The arrangement oi the building and the exterior decora tions alone will attract visitors. M. F. PROSSER is back from a le tral hiisinpfia trin trt Hawaii Hp was ! numbered with the passengers to i J. E. SHEEDY, superintendent for the Inter-Island, has completed a bust ness and Inspection tour to the islan l of Hawaii. He returned to this city in the steamer Mauna Kea. cause of it shonld.be ascertained. ; 4 t , ; , The new board of supervisors should sec to it that the water-consumers get tlie truth with out delay. Part of that truth will be a state ment as to whether the alleged saving of money in the waterworks and sewers division has been accomplished at, the expense of service. It is reported that the engineer has not had 6uffi; cicpt 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. ;. ; CREDIT DUE THE JAPANESE. WILL P. THOMAS of the Thomas Pineapple Company leaves for . New York on the Matsonia tomorrow to at tend the National Canners convention to be held in that city the. last of this month. - , . i'v - Xi. R..p. OGGLEfjf'ath's Weekly is a recent arrival ii Ho&rulu Jrom the mainland. He will remain in the city during the Carnival , to secure motion pictures of the various events of the celebration. . "The Japanese in their conduct of the siege r f Tsinirfan nnd irenenillv after it was caT)turedl"Bill observed the rules of civilized war and ireated ening, their prisoners kindly." " y 'H ' This statement, made by a German from Tsingtau passing through Honolulu, is not un i:suaL Repeatedly, ihere . has come, from . the " war-zony ' in the Orient testimony to the ex cellent conduct of Japanese officers and troops in the campaign against Tsingtau and in tlieir treatment of the German and Austrian prison ers 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 potices now and then a statement indicat ing a ioelief that Japan obtruded herself into the great conflict and that her entry was re garded with some doubt by Great Britain. We have 1 seen no documentary evidence to back this up. Indeed, not long ago the press carried brief:: despatches apparently originating in Londqn that Japan's participation was 'first decided when Great Britain asked her Oriental ally what she'could do to protect British com merce in Far Eastern and Pacific waters from German destroyers. . f , x Japan's uncertain intentions with regard to the German Pacific possessions have also oc casioned much comment, some of it unfayora- CAM4JPA, FOR YEARS IN PUBLIC OFFICE, IS DEAD Kapiolani Park; but B. jAV. Aylett as head of the 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 reasonscouldn't be for any other reason. Aylett has served in the legislature, on the board of supervisors arid as a member of the band, but the act for which he will be longest remembered as a public servant was 4hat 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 Public Works Caldwell found .him in calm repose one night and separated him from his job. V As head of tlie garbage "department f" e8t New York and win C. L. YOUNG and Mrs. Young, a bridal couple fronv Lovelock. Nevada, are visitors to the islands, af riving In the TSteamer ; Lurline this morning. They will tour Hawaii and view the Kilauea : Volcano before , returning to the. mainland. JACINTHO G. SILVA and Jules P. Rego ofB. F. Ehlers & Co. will leave in the steamer Siberia for San Fran cisco next, Thursday on a purchasing trip for their firm. They will travel WALTER COOMBS: An interest ing proposition has .been submitted to the Republican county committee. It is that in fcase there are several ap plicants for the committee's indorse ment for a city job. these applicants shall be given a sort of tryout to see which is the most efficient. Thus, if there are three or four after a road snpervisorship, : 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 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF HISTORICAL BODY " can slumber without fear of rude awak- Petrograd and Vienna exchange amenities. Petrograd says the Germans and Austrians try to get inside the barbed-wire lines .by pretend ing surrender. Vienna declares that the Rus sians dress in Austrian uniforms. What has become of the rules: of civilized wart" Are they also "scraps of paper!" Gpnprnl KitphPTipr is crpdited with remark ing that the war will start next May. Most ot us have somehow gotten the impression that what has been happening to Europe is war. 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 i .... . - . 'Seeing Oahu" trips by the supervisors are well worth while 'when they result in definite plans for road improvement. - 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 rstaff of the Experi ment Station Record for a number of years.'. FUKUYU GETS CONTRACT -FOR EPIPHANY MISSION ; Y. Fukuya has been awarded the contract to build the new Epiphany Mission house in Kaimuki, it. was an Koumania ap list, R. S. V. P., but hesitating a little about was found to bo the lowest of those acceptance. ' siutegjast Saturday in the office They call it a "theater of war " but to us It looks more like a pendulum. , George R. Carter was elected presl-' dent of the Hawaiian Historical So ciety at the annuat. 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 gar Wood, recording secretary; W. D. Westervelt corresponding secretary; Miss Edna I. Allyn, librarian. A; F. Judd, A. W. Carter and Bishop Henry Bond Restsrick were elected addition al members of the board of managers. A. Lewis, Jr., was appointed trustee, Ubrary of HawaiL . Committees were appointed as follows: Standing Library W. D. Westervelt C. Montague Cooke, 41 Bishop 11. h. ResUrick, 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. Burbank, B. L. Marx and Bruce CarLwright Jr. Genealogy Bruce Cartwright, Jr., Gerrit P. Wilder and Edgar Henriques. A paper on "A Sketch of the Consti tutional History of Hawaii" was read by W. 1 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. Hatch address ed the meeting on the subject "The Constitutional Convention of 1894." We notice that the' submerged tenth", is doing most of the naval fighting. " J You can lead -a meter to water, but can you make it work? Death,' following an operation for rnnendlcitis several days ago, came ft l o'clock Ust evening to Samuel tnrney-generars office. He passed aT rt ll home. 159 Cnung Hoon S?he funeral wts held this aft ernoon from M. E. Silva's undertaking kindly, cheerful man, highly efficient of Ripley & Davis, architects. BishoD Restarick has called a meet ing of the board of directors of the church td sign the contract, mis meeting will be held within the next three days. Another proposed improvement an nounced by the church is the erection cf 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. j . - Fukuya's contract calls for comple tion of the new mission house In 100 working days, 60 that it is expected to be ready for occupancy between May 15 and June 1 at the latest parlor and burial was at the Catholic cemetery on King. street , Upa was born at Hilo, Hawaii, 45 years ago. 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 men ip the territorial government ser vice, inu. 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 o the natives by tell- f Intr thorn that thr Vntrtt&h In t rn. tn r. . . . - ' 'rs w qmei, unoiKrusive andeat them. FOR SALE V'. 0' , ' In Puunui House and lot in good location, with all improvements. House just recently erected. . Desirable home on Wilder Ave., in Makiki district, close to Oahu College. May be bought on easy terms. PRICE $4250 Call at our office and gain further information. Stangenwald Building. Guardian Trust Co., Ltd. Stangenwald Building, Merchant St Whether a snmll Viece for her Toilet Table, ah article for the Dining-room, or a handsome, showy piece for gen- ? eral displajg-a gift of Cut Glass en riches the home and brings happiness to the fair-recipient. '-" : Wichman & Go. leading , - f V Jewelers mi i AUTOS FOR NAVAL STATION CUT OUT The Pearl Harbor naval station is not 'going to get a seven-passenger 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 ta graps the necessity of transportation be- tween Tearl Harbor and Honolulu.; some ot.the members showing lryl vague, knowledge of local geograpby.A '! Doa ,uValeBtlne ' Harwood " ot : New York,- a playwright reported to the police the robberr of Jewels valued' at ' $65,000 from, his trunk. :--"- FOR SALE $ 12C8 1 . Five room house, modern impr ovements,- plumb ing, gasianid electric j lighis Jnr a : . f. 'V . i. 1 ' J . -3 Close Punahou to lot isL53 x; 105 feet School V. 1 3'- ViEIRA JEWELRY GO. JEWELERS 113 Ho te!5t. 1 ', - WaierhOH il 1(3 ff HOUSES FOR RENT FURNISHED - , " '..... , , -'-.!-- - - : . ' I - .' 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