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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 191C.
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SHALL THE CITY ISSUE BONDS?
-'.Mayor line's forthcoming message 'definite
jy proposing a bond i-"t for the city will
ihring Honolulu's financial problems squarely
; before the jople.
i ' In planning to di'uss these problems and
to explain the bond issue scheme at a series 'of
public meetings and before many gatherings
.of businessmen, the mayor and Supervisor
(Shingle for Mr. Shingle has been early in
recognizing that some decisive stroke must tie
made are taking a course that will generally
They have no idea of springing a scheme
Hot a half million or so of bonds upon the iieo-
pie without any 'explanation of the reasons.
iiThey know that in the present temper of the
electorate such a move would mean defeat
!and political disaster. Unquestionably the tax
payers right now are in no very pleasant frame
of mind over the developments of the past three
iinonths. far as money for permanent im
jprovements is concerned, the city is virtually
"broke." It struggled into 1910 with a heavy
deficit or overdraft from 1915. For the finan
cial tangle in which the city officials find them
selves, the taxpayers are bound Jo blame some-
body, and it is entirely natural that ' their
I wlame should fall upon the mayor anil the
This very financial stringency in city funds
lakes all the more necessary some bold stroke
jihat will allow city improvements to proceed.
The officials who have studied the situation see
j::othing for it but a liond issue. NTor is there
nything financially unsound in the issuance
i f bonds for municipal improvements such as
crmanent road construction in the country dis
! ricts and, such as the erection of a city Jiall.
5 American municipalities everywhere find it
lse to issue b6nds for these and similar pur
oses, and very few indeed of the American
ities as large cir half as 'large: as Honolulu
ve no ponded indebtedness. The mayor's
nres yesterday indicate that' the city has the
ht under the statutes to issue bonds up to
J, 250,000, and in any calendar vear may issue
; to $450,000. V, .. V . ' VyT- -';.':f-.
The bright business prospects of Honolulu
rnish one potent argument for a bond issue.
sessed valuations are likely to increase,
rieral business is expanding. The city is
n-ing forward and will continue to move for
:rd. .' ; A':;;': '"'"'v.'
It needs no argument to prove the great ad
ability of building a city halla city hall
rthy of Honolulu and little or no argument
show that the belt road system cannot be
ished out of the current revenues nor. eon
: noted under the frontage-tax system.
What -the mayor and the supervisors must do
this publicity campaign that is proposed on
':al f of the' bond issue is to convince the
tors and the taxpayers of these hree things:
r st, that the present plight of the city treas
; is due to circumstances beyond their cdn
1; secondly, that the bond issue is the best
lution for the perplexing problems of the ini
tiate future; : thirdly, that the bond issue
neys will be spent' with the maximum of ef:
ieney and the minimum of pblHics. "
THE ZEPPELIN DESTROYERS.
England's new ability to meet Zeppelin, at
clis was emphasized a few days ago when the
rid learned , how; one of the great German
rships had fallen into the North Sea, dis
Icd after an attack on the east counties," and
the captain had written letters to his fam
y as the aircraft sank. '" - . .;-
A writer in Popular Mechanics declares that
f his own knowledge Great 'Britain has de
loped a new kind of flies for defense against
G Zeps.t' He says: - t -
'Realizing the futility of endeavoring to de
clop during any probable duration of the war
i adequate rigid-framed airship; capable of
eting the Zeppelin on equal terms, the Brit
It bent their, efforts--once order began to re
ive out of the chaos of the first few months
J the war td the construction of a Zeppelin
stroyer. As the Zeppel;n itself with' its
. fge crew, heavy engines, and huge fuel sup
ly must, to a certain extent, sacrifice speed
: d mobility to weight-carrying capacity; the
ay seemed open for, the construction of a
rift non-weight carrier Vhich, while able to
it-speed and out-maneuver the Zeppelin,
. onld still be far more stable and generally
fer than the aeroplane. fThis is the type the
ritish have striven to perfect; and, from what
hate been able to gather in Kngland, not
without considerable promise of success.
' "Xoine has yet refMirtfMl spirit? one of ile
new machines in the immediate vicinity of
London, tint in Xo'vemlier, 191 the writer, on
a short visit to a port near the mouth of the
Thames, saw pass, in the twilight a strange
'hybrid which liore close resemblance to the
descriptions that had been given him of the
Zeppelin destroyer. From this glimpse 1
would describe it as either a heavily planed
dirigible or a 'ballooned' aeroplane. Whether
the gas envelope had a rigid frame or not I was
unable .to judge,- and on this point there is a
good deal of diverse opinion. It is agreed,
however, that the-destroyer has the speed of a
very fast aeroplane, and, what is especially
important in the work for which it is designed,
can rise even more quickly than aeroplane or
Zeppelin. The great points claimed for it are
that, unlike the aeroplane, it can stay out all
night and wait until daylight to pick a landing
and, unlike the Zeppelin, can plane down to
safety in case its gas bags are riddled. Being
designed for defense, and having, therefore,
no great fuel supply to. reckon with, it is able
to run to guns and engines, in both of which
it is very powerful. The crew I have heard
estimated as running all the way from a half
dozen to twenty, and it is, of course, by no
means unlikely that the machine has been built
in different types and sizes."
CAME TO HAWAII
DuH DAYS OF
Chairman Lorrin Andrews of the Republi
can territorial central committee insists he
doesn't know who the delegates to the Chicago
convention are going to be, and proceeds to
The real leaders of the Republican party
know, because the slate was arranged on the
day Delegate Kuhio got here from "Washington
and met Robert W. Breckons and H. L. Hol
stein. And so far there has; been no opposition
to the six men then picked but, nor has Chair
man Andrews made any suggestion of a better
six. The Star-Bulletin repeats that the names
chosen last Tuesday and published by the Star
Bulletin on Wednesday .are the names of the
men who will go to Chicago,' as the situation
now rests. The slate is definite and it will not
be changed;, unless one or another of the sfo
does;not wish to go to Chicago or there is an
entirely unexpected change in the political
line-up. v That Chairman . Andrews doesn't
know the slate has been made makes not a
particle of difference in the fact of the slate
itself; - . ( . i :fV
Perhaps peeved because his leadership in
party affairs is not' recognized, Chairman An
drews cjiarges that the editor of the Star
Bulletin pretends to dictate to the Republican
party. If he makes this charge in good faith,'
it is merely another instance of his ignorance
as to what is really happening in G. O. P. cir
cles. The real Republican leaders would smile
and doubtless have smiled at Mr. Andrews'
accusation -certainly the editor has smiled. To
point out that the six delegates to Chicago have
been picked is obviously not to dictate, but to
publish the news, and Mr. Andrews, it strikes
most Republicans, should be glad to read the
news and thus become enlightened as to what
is really happening in the inner counsels of
Mrs. Annie. Wright, Native of
England, Dies After Spend
ing Many Years Here
Mrs. Annie Wright, who came to
' Honciu'u from New Zealand in 1SS0,
and lived here under a king, during
a queen's rule, under a provisional
(government, then under the republic
and last under the territorial govern
ment, died yesterday afternoon at 4
The deceased, who was horn in Dar
lington, County of Durham. Kngland.
in IS 46, was the wife of V. V. Wright,
$21 South . Birch street She is sur
vived by the widower and by the fol
lowing children: John Thomas
Wright of Oakland. Cal., and Mrs. K.
A. Jacobsen. Miss .Marion Wright.
William Wright. George F. Wright
and Stanley Wright, all of Honolulu.
The funeral was announced as pri
vate, and was set for 3 o'clock this
afternoon from the family residence,
with Mrs. Edna K. Scott, first reader
of the Christian Science church, offi
ciating at the religious exercises.
NO BASIS FOR REPORT
T. R. Jefferson, who was a witness
on . Wednesday at the I'nlted States
commissioner's hearing in the case of
V. R. Sehgsen, charged with com
plicity in the so-called "British re
cruiting plot," inform th,e Star-Bulletin
that he did not say, as was
quoted, that he had heard W. R Fen
nell, liquor license inspector, was sus
pected of being in on the recruiting
-What I Raid was that Fennell told
uie he had heard; Randell was sus
pected of hiring soldiers for the Brit
ish army," said Jefferson.1 "I know
nothing whatever about any suspicion
of Fennell nor of any basis for the
SAM KALEIK1NI: Seeing that
the appropriation out of which my sal
ary is paid Is exhausted. 1 guess 111
have to take a vacation. I've been
wanting to do a little fishing, anyway.
JOHN A. DOMIXIS: From the way
things look now. circuit court officials
ho want supplies will have to pay
for them out of their own pockets, and
I guess that includes ice and drinking
K. FUWA: The Japanese people
are very fond of Shakespeare's works.
Although mucn pf the literature of
Japan is translated trom the Russian
and French. Shakespeare leads all the
The Filipinos are learning by sail experience
the danger of being fleeced by alleged "colon
izers" who would lure them from Hawaii to
the Pacific coast, i Their wiser countrymen
know that the best place for them is in Hawaii,
where they are sure of employment at good
wages, an equable climate and organized efforts
to benefit their lot. I ,
The city treasurer told the Rotary Club yes
terday how much money the city has spent in
1915 and now it would be interesting to have
the supen isors tell just how it all happened.
One can hardly blame a businessman for not
being inclined to take a vacancy as supervisor
- Anytime . they aren't killing ten or fifteen
thousand a day on the west front, Paris refers
to the situation as "calm."
Under District Attorney Vaughan's scrutiny,
the war plot seems rapidly receding into the
1 It will be mighty good news for the criminals
that there isn't any money to run the courts.
The only spring drive of this season was that
of the Germans at Verdun.
BRIEF BITS ON MEN,
PLANS AND EVENTS
AT HONOLULU'S "Y"
The citizens' education committee
met today at noon at the Pacific Club.
i W. H. Dreler talked to he, stitdent
assembly last evening' at Jhe T. M.
c7a;:-,- f..hv?I -'
D. C. Petej-s talked to thvmembers
of the Y. M.'C'A. at noon today on the
Subject of ;A Citciflaf IUr S t
. Tryouta for the ' hexathloil will "be
held in the Games Hair this - evening
with a number (t athletes entered.
.',." , ' '
' Samuel W. Robley, extension secre
tary of the Y. M. C.'Ai, was operated
upon' for appendicitis yesterday, at
Queen's Hospital. '
Members have received; the copy of
the Newsletter, the monthly publica
tion which contain reports - of the
many activities of the association.
; Improvements are being . made on
the Y. M. C. A. tennis courts, located
at Hotel and Richard streets. Many
of the members' have taken up the
court game, and It is expected that a
number of good players will be devel
oped. . , . '
Members of the Get . Ready Club of
the intermediate department will
study the lighting system of the city
on March 7 at 7:30. The members of
the -club will cover-; the principal
streets of the city and 'will make a re
port on what they have1, seen. Mem
bers have been asked to report sug
gestions for Improvements in the pres
' BENJAMIN H. BROWN, SR., of
Hilo is visiting In Honolulu for the
first time in several years He ex
pects to return to the Big Island next
Wednesday. ' !
MISS. IDA O. . MacDONALD. a
teacher at the Normal school, left for
the coast in the Niagara last night on
her way to Nova Scotia. Prior to her
sailing she was entertained at the
school by the members of th senior
Many small towns in Arkansas were
flooded by the breaking of levees on
the Arkansas river.
A. KALEI AON A: We were
planning on having a jury trial In
Circuit Judge Whitney's court next
week, but I guess it will have to be
called off. I wonder what 1 am going
to do for paper clips?
LAI TIN: I know that the Hono
lulu fans will turn out for our farewell
game before we lave for the main
land. We tio every tning In our power
to boon Honolulu in our eight months'
trip, and I feel that the fans appre
WILLIAM DREIER: It is refresh
ing to .tote the interest taken In civic
affairs by the boys' clubs. In our
tours around the city studying differ
ent systems. 1 find that the boys take
an active interest and suggest many
plans for improvement of conditions.
GLENN E. JACKSON: This has
been a great year Tor athletics, and I
believe that in every branch of sport
Hawaii will improve during 1916. No
athletic game should be scheduled
purely for the money in It. but for the
sport's bake. The increase in Interest
in track athletics is a move in the
WADE WARREN THAYER:
Michigan men wiU be glad to welcome
a noted Ann Arbor man to Honolulu
at the time of the OahU College seventy-fifth
anniversary. Stewart Edward
White is one of the Michigan men who
has made a name in the field of let
ters, and he may be the Ann Arbor
representative at that time.
CHARLES F. LOOM IS: I was
very much impressed with my visit to
Kauai, and I feel that thd community
Y. M. C. A. there will be a big suc
cess. The citizens have taken hold In
the right manner, and there Is an un
usual interest in the establishment of
an association. I am sure that I shall
enjoy :ny new position as the . Kauai
people have proved to be the right
kind of boosters. v ; ;-
FOUR COMPANIES OF
GUARD WILL CAMP IN
' PUNCHBOWL CRATER
-The 1st Battalion, under the com
mand 'of Maj. Johnson, will start on
an overnight camp on Punchbowl to
morrow afternoon, leaving the armory
at .4:30 o'clock. .
This will be the first long hike
taken since ; the guard ;has bene
strengthened, and a large 'turnout ; is
looked for at this time. The various
companies will go throught a great
deal of extended order drill while out
The bed of Punchbowl has been clear
ed so that there will be ample room
for the battalion to drill in. , .
The battalion will strike camp late
Sunday afternoon. The trip : both
ways will, be made by the trail which
runs up from Alapai street., The com
panies which will make the hike are
A, B, C and D.
GAS COMPANY TO HAVE
, Opposition to the amendment of its
franchise, so as to give the public
utilities commission the power to com
pel it to extend Its lines may result
in the repeal of the Honolulu Gas
Company's franchise by Congress, ac
cording to a cablegram received from
George McK. McClellan by Delegate
The cablegram reads as follows:
"The recent action - of the public
utilities commission inclines the com
mitteemen to insist upon the amend
ment of the franchises of the gas and
electric companies, to give the public
utilities commission power to compel
"Hamlin (on j of the members of
the committee) threatens to introduce
a bill repealing the franchise of the
gas company, if that corporation re
fuses to give its consent to the
amendment suggested by the commis
sion: 1 i 9 mm '
BOLIVIA CITY SLIPPINQ
PANAMA, C Z. According to ad
vices received here from La Pas, Boli
via, a section of the city about 1,600
yards long is sliding into the Cho
queyapu river. The section com
prices mostly residences of the poor,
although there are in it the market,
the barracks and the museum of the
You Will Regret
when fire comes and destroys your Home, that
you did not take out that Insurance policy. - Let
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Merchant Street Stangenwald Building
Man to Faint
Hot Tar Makes Much Excite
ment in Downtown Section
This Morning; No Damage
Excitement abounded at King and
Fort street this morning about 10
o'clock when overheated tar in a
bucket burst into flames as It was be
ing poured upon the roof r the Cun
ba Musi: Company's store, which was
being given a fresh coat of tar.
I'sing sacks and gravel, the work
men smothered the flames, then threw
the bucket and its tarry contents down
from the roof to the back yard. The
tar stmck drygoods boxes and set
them afire. Employes of Ehlers' store
brought .four fire extinguishers Into
play and put out the blaze a few sec
onds before the fire department ar
rived. A. J. Oram, treasurer of the Office
Supply Company, was stricken with an
attack of faintness while watching
apparatus gather at Fort and King,
and was carried into the firm's store,
where he recovered after being given
first-aid treatment by Traffic Officer
John Hills and ' D. A. Epstein of the
Santa Fe ticket office. :
WILD DUCKS DYING BY
WHOLESALE IN KANSAS
TOPEKA. Kan From a million to
a million and a half of wild ducks are
dead and dying on the Cheyenne bot
toms, near Hoislngton. Kan., according
to A. C. Tregmeier, state fish and
game warden. Tregmeier took three
of the dead birds to Lawrence to have
the chemists at the University of
Kansas determine what caused their
Grapo Croan of Torfcr
UYEDA in Honolulu, February 23.
1916. to Mr. and Mrs. Kamejiro
Uyeda of "0 S. Vineyard street, a
son.-. ' . . : ' ';
FERX In Honolulu. March 2, 1916.
Miss Alice Kuulel Fern, Cummlas
PAVAO In Honolulu, March 5. 1916.
Francisco Pavco, Queen street, near
Cooke. : ' V
rOON in Honolulu,; March 5. 1916.
Infant; son of Tom, Poon and wife,
Maunakea street. V .
(Additional vital statistics on pao 12.)
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