RILEY H. ALLEN . EDITOR
WEDNESDAY.'. ..... . - Jl'XE 6. 1917.
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The Qty Election A Warning To "Get On The Job"
Joseph J. Fern'i electioo as mayor of Honolulu
it the one surprise of the city election yesterday.
The triumph of Sheriff Rose was foreseen several
I; days ago. as indicated in the Star-Bulletin, and vas
Insured yesterday morning when oue of the most
- effective political machines ever put together in Ho
f, Jiolnlu got under way and began to deliver votes to
v the bead of the police department.
; " The vote for supervisor ran almoxt exactly as this
paper had indicated, even to the comparative stand
5 ing of the defeated candidates. The result here is
not a surprise and manifestly it is not a disappoint-
. ment to the majority of voters, since five Bepubli-
- cans and two Democrats have been elected to the
board by a substantial majority.
. "Joe" Fern's election was secured by a combina-X-
tion of several factors, chief of which was the failure
T of Bepublican workers to hold the normal Republi
can vote for John C. Lane. That Lane was knifed
by Republicans angered and disappointed at the re
tult of the recent primary election seems certain,
r To the veterans in politics here it is a well-known
tact that the Lane-Fern race has again and again
been extraordinarily close. Even in "Republican
; years' Lane could not defeat Fern until 1914, when
the entire Democratic administration had become
obnoxious to the voters, particularly on account of
Its inexcusable opposition to the local improvement
law. In that year Lane won the fourth district by
700 votes and the fifth by 200. Yesterday he won
the fourth bv about 140 and lost the fifth by about
The contest for mayor in Honolulu is decided to
a great extent on the personal popularity of the two
candidates, and Joe Fern has cultivated the pre
cinct vote in season and out of season, unwearied
and undlsconraged because he was out of the
mayor's chair. He baa been nominally county jailer
for the past two years, but in reality he has been
the Democratic candidate for mayor, and has work
ed incessantly on that basis. '
A 'dispassionate glance orer the election figures
of the past four city elections shows that Fern has
a larger personal following than Lane, and where
the election is at all close, this is swinging the
scales toward the Democrat.
Another very heavy factor in Ffcrn's favor yester
day was the strength of the Rose campaign for
theriff. This was by all odds the most vigorous fight
of the day. With, plenty of men, 'plenty of atxtos,
plenty ot precinct trorkera, plenty of genefalcltj
workers. Rose plunged into the campaign, following
the somewhat alarming primaries, with an energy,
determination and thoroughness which delivered
the' vote to him on election day with certainty and
cadency. r '
If he put into the conduct of his office the nntir
injj effort and thoroughness of organization which
tie has put into' the campaign in the last three
r. cckv Rose would not have aroused the opposition
tjiaibe has stirred up in the past two or three
years. ; " '
Hose s big vote is popularly supposed to have
palled Fern across. It was not the "split ticket"
propaganda vrliicu elected Fern. " It was the vote
Hitting ability of the sheriff and his jailer, and the
fact that itJKrttose organisation could deliver for
Fern astral) as for Rose, together with knifing' by
Lane's Kupposed supporters.
All the. influence that there was In the independent-vote-movement
-and It proved to be the deter
luiorBg;; influence In the supervisor .fight was
r-aiust Fern. Rut Pern had the benefit of a solid
Dcnibctatlc rote coupled with his personal popular
ity among the Hawaiian Voters, and this potential
s trength was turned into actual ballots at the polls
I j tko Democratic precinct organization and Sheriff
1 loss's ! fast-working corps of lieutenants and their
licet of automobiles.
In the primary election Lane got 2877 votes and
Cohen 1432, a total of 4309; v Fern got 2321.
In the final vwterdav Lane got approximately
3646 and Fern 3924 i thee figure not officially com
pleted). It is plain to anyone that the Cohen vote
did not swing for Lane yeMprd.Tr. It i also plain
that if thone who voted for Lane and Cohen in the
primaries had concentrated upon Lane in the final?
he would have been reelected.
Fern's personal vote getting ability with his own
people and not a few others: the "drive" made by
Rose: the ''knifing" that Iine received at the hands
of so-called Republicans, were the chief factors in
Lane's defeat. It is a defeat to be regretted but it
was not due to the independent-vote-for-efficiency
movement, and no amount of distortion can make it
look like that.
That the new major will "play the game" for the
Democratic party is virtually certain. But there is
a solid majority of Republicans on the next board
to hold him in check, and the vote of yesterday
showed that the communitv has confidence that
Messrs. Petrie and McClellan. Democrats, will work
for efficiency as members of the board, not for petty
partisan politics or policies.
Rose's reelection reflected the lack of confidence
in Edward Hopkins, whose youth, inexjerienee in
public office and comparative newness to real poli
tical battling proved detrimental to his prospects.
Rose is so strongly entrenched in the police depart
ment that it will take a tremendous fight to dislodge
him, and Hopkins did not have the general strength
all over the city to make that fight. The strongest
argument that could be made for Hopkins that his
record was clean, that he is a promising young man
who has made good as far as he has gone, and that
sf change in the sheriff's office would be for the
better could not overcome the following of all
kinds that has massed behind Rose. Nevertheless,
the rote which Hopkins received approximately
3070 as against 4520 for Rose is a distinct compli
ment to the young man.
Hopkins got 2858 votes in the primary and John
Wise, also running for the Republican nomination,
got 825, a total of 3683. As in th: case of Lane's
race for mayor, the Republican vote at the primary
did pot stand by its nominee in the finals.
The result of the race for supervisors was a
triumph for the independent voter the voter who
refuses to be bound by a straight-ticket party pro
gram. There is no question about the meaning of
the vote here.
The five Republican candidates on whom the Star-
Bulletin advised the concentration of votes to se
cure a sound majority of the board went in by sub
stantial majorities. Next came the two Democrats.
Petrie and McClellan, 200 votes ahead of the next
The fierce fight made by the straight-ticket Repub
licans against Petrie and McClellan was unavailing.
It is possible that the independent voters were so
much occupied in the supervisorial fight that they
failed to see the danger that lay in Fern's candi
dacy. The Republican leaders were openly confident
of Lane's victory. And it Is highly probable that
had the Republican organization spent more time
on seeing that Lane's normal Republican vote was
held fast, and that his so-called friends stood by
him, and less time on hammering on the straight
ticket propaganda, Lane wlfuld have had a better
It is notorious that politicians can do anything
with figures. Both sides will have a multitude of
explanations for various phases of yesterday's elec
tion. The figures will be variously interpreted. The
best interpretation just now is that Honolulu is
moving toward greater independence in local elec
tions, and that parties which expect to win must
stand for living, vital, local issues, for today's work
today, and not on party name or party regularity.
And that means "on the job" for efficiency, for
alertness to every Honolulu need. 365 days out of
every year and letting the people know It.
UNDER THE SELECTIVE PRAFT.
According to the selective draft bill, a man draft
ed -for. military service must serve unless he is a
United States, state, county or city official, or is em
ployed by the United States In designated occupa
tions, or is a duly ordained minister or a recognized
divinity student, or is employed in industries ad
judged necessary to the maintenance of the military
establishment, or Is a member of a weil-recognlsed
religious sect opposed to warfare. The last named,
however, may be drafted for noncombatant work. A
person who makes false statements in registration
or .who "otherwise evades or aids another to evade
the requirements of this act or of said regulations
( by the president) f or who, in any, manner, shall
fail or neglect fully to perform any duty in the
execution of this act shall, if not subject to milltarv
law, be' guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convic
tion m the district court of the United States hav
ing jurisdiction thereof, be punished by imprison
ment for not more than one year or, if subject to
military law, shall be tried by court-martial and
suffer such punishment as a court-martial may di
Austria Is receiving reinforcements now snd
threatening to recover some of the ground lost to
italy.t! Very likely Germans from the east front are
fliflening the weakened troops of the Emperor
"GLASSES DOWN" FOR THE RED CROSS.
(From the Daily Financial America.)
It has been the custom ior many, many years for
the New Jersey State Bankers' Association to hold
its convention at Atlantic City. It has been the
custom too for each delegate to pay $10 for his ban
quet ticket. This covered dinner anT"wine." The
association held its 1917 convention last week. On
Saturday night there was the usual banquet no,
not the usual one. There were no sparklin&r wines
and no still wines. But the charge was the same,
The 1000 usually spent by the banquet commit
tee for wine was sent to H. P. Davison, as a dona
tion to the Red Cross.
Fern is elected. You notic, do you not, how the
price of four and fish is dropping. . Yes, we do not
The Crown Prince has taken the offensive on the
west front. That is. he has ordered his army to take
it. As for the royal general himself, he is comfort
ably situated somewhere in the rear.
"America on guard!" One of our fleets has taken
over the patrol of the South Atlantic. Now we are
getting Into the action for which every red-blooded
American has been longing.
The county jail has the distinction of furnishing
the next mayor of Honolulu,
James Bicknell conceded his own victory early in
That straight-ticket looks considerably bent,
f Hose gtrden products-iFern and Bote. . .
CAPT. ALBERT E. UARPtTRG :
I wooJU have been delitbted to bavs
been assigned a pott in Hawaii.
GEORGE H. ROBERTSON: I
bad a moat delifM'i! two month
rest at the Byron Hot Springs
JOE FERN: I predicted st noon
yesterday that Honolulu would elect
me mayor. Last night' ' returns
bowed that I knew what I was talk
PATRICK GLEASON. deputy hit
sheriff, la back from a business trip
OTer West Hawaii Goo Waa Hoy ac
j THOJCA8 PIERCE, a St. Louis col
lege student, baa recotered from an
operation for appendicitis performed
at Bcretania sanitarium.
W. N. PATTEN: Since I am in
the paper business 1 took particular
pains to notice the price on the main
land and I found, like everything ejse
that it was high.
HENRY U BINDT, son of Mr ani
Mrs. A. Rudolph Blndt of Kapahulo.
Honolulu, has returned for the sum
mer vacation from Berkeley, where h
attended the California Institute for
the Deaf snd Dumb.
JAMES A. PHILLIPS: Appllca
tlons for admission to the officers' re
serve corps are coming in eo fast
these days that I have all I can do to
get them filed away.
; MR8. HAZEL IVA SHEROD. her
son Harold, and her mother, Mrs.
; Moret. are to leave soon for the main
i land, for a visit at their old home tn
j St Paul. Minnesota. They will re
' ruain trjrre several months.
MR8. F. J. LINDEMAN: The
most feasible cethod of bringing
good films to Honolulu all the time
is for everyone to refuse to patrosit
the questionable productions.
! MRS. WILLIAM M. FLACK and
I son. William, Jr., arrived safely iu
1 dan Francisco and have written thai
, they leave this week for the home of
- her parents In Michigan. They will
' return to Honolulu In the fall.
CAPT. JAMES TAIT: The Kes
trel is certainly a popular little ship
and I am glad to get back o her
Already half a dozen young fellows
hare applied for a trip south.
! MISS DORIS HUTCHINS. daughter
jof C. J. Hutchlns of Honolulu and San
: Francisco, is taking the Red Cross
: course at the University of California.
and will offer her services to the
country as soon as the course is fin
CHARLES DREW, Castle &
Cooke's passenger department: The!
usual vacation rush of schoolmarms j
to the coast will soon be besieging!
our ticket counter. There is plenty of
room on Matsou boats now, however,
doe to the war.
CAPT. THOMAS J. HEENEY. U.
3. inspector of boilers: My wife ana
boy have left on a trip to the main
land. I would like to go but I am too
busy supervising converting the ex
German merchantmen Staatssekre
taer Kraetke and Gouverneur Jaes
chke into American steamers.
RAPHAEL In The Queen's Hoapital.
Honolulu. June 4, 1917, to Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Raphael of 1643 Heulu
street, MsJtlki, a daughter.
BALL-MEREDITH In Honolulu, June
5, 1917, C. Dwight Ball of this city
and Miss Vera Maurita Meredith of
Tacoma, Waan., Rev. Leon L. Loof
bourow, pastor of the First Meth
odist Episcopal Church, officiating;
witnesses, W. S. Beach and Leigh
FON In Honolulu, June 5, 1917, Ho,
six months' old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ho Mau, of 316 North -Beret an la
FOURTNER At Schofleld Barracks,
Oahu, June 3, 1917, Ralph Fourtner,
American, serving In U. S. army,
native of Oregon, 21 years old.
JOHNS In Hllo, Hawaii. June 2,
1917, Mrs. Emma C. Johns, aged 72
KAULUKOU la the Kona Hospital.
Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, June 2,
1917, Judge John Lot Ktulukou, dis
trict magistrate of Kallua, widower,
a native of Keauhou, Hawaii, 76
years and one day old.
WITH OUR VISITORS
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Bruce of New
York registered recently at the Pleas
Island visitors who have registered
recently at the Pleasanton hotel in
clude Mrs. A. Mason, Miss Mason and
Miss Wight of Hawaii.
. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moss of West
Australia are new guests at the Pleas
anton hotel. Frank Moss, Jr., of
Berkeley, Cat, is also here.
Carl Merrill of Arizona, who has
been spending about three weeks at
the Pierpoint Hotel, Waikiki, left on
the last boat for the Pacific coast He
Is on his way home after a year's visit
In Australia where he investigated
Prominent visitors at the Seaside
hotel are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fitch.
Mr. Fitch is a New York banker on a
westward trip around the world for
the purpose of studying finance In
New Zealand, Australia, China, India
and Russia. They will also tour the
Fiji islands, Samoa and Tonga.
ROSS PAGE PRINCIPAL
OF KOREAN INSTITUTE
Ross Page, principal of the Korean
Central Institute, has been named as
principal of the Boys' Vacation school
which will open on June 5 for a five
weeks' session. The other members
of the faculty will be W. C. Ross, E.
S. Lanchester and W. W. Brier.
Fun and study will make up the
program. School will begin each
morning at S o'clock and win be dis
missed at noon. Daily gymnasium
work and games under the direction
of Glenn Jackson and his staff will
featured. Weekly hikes to points
around the city will be conducted by
MRS. THOMAS J. HEENEY, wife
of the local o. S. inspector of boiler?
aid her son, Thomas, Jr., have let:
for a visit to the mainland. They
t- ill stay in California, Oregon and
Washington, returning to Honolulu n
GRADUATE ::URSE8' BENEFIT
Tomorrow evening at Mission Me
mortal Hall the Graduate Nurses' As
sociation of Hawaii is presenting a
delightful program to create a fund
for the benefit of needy nurses and for
other worthy causes. Much of the best
musical talent in the city is contrib
uting to the evening's pleasure and a
delightful program Is promised all
Announcement was made today thai
the benefit concert tomorrow night for
the Graduate Nurses' Association will
be finished at 9:20 o'clock so that all
who attend may have ample time to
attend the jovernor's reception.
Dr. and Mrs. Guy Milnor are home
again from a short trip to Hawaii.
Mrs. M. T. Milnor accompanied them.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Wilcox are at
the Young, coming this week from
their Kauai home.
Mr. Allen Wilcox and his bride are
arrivals this week from Kauai.
TICKETS SELL BRISKLY
FOR MOSS-LEWERS RECITAL
Tickets are selling briskly for the
Moss-Lewers recital, which promises
to be a social and artlstle event of
the week. The attractive little Lanal
theater at Lanlakea will without
doubt be well filled Saturday evening,
when these two well known artists
will present a program full of interest
Arthur Bergh's arrangement of a
musical accompaniment to the read
ing of Edgar Allen Poe's famous
poem, "The Raven," has not been
heard before in Honolulu. It will be
the feature of the program Saturday
evening at the Lanal theater, and Is
sure to prove interesting and enjoy
able. It Is considered much the best
of the several musical settings which
the poem has received in recent
years, and has been used ts a pro
gram number by David Bispham, the
former star of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, in several of his concert
tours in the United States.
The latter half of the program will
be the presentation of Oscar Wilde's
poem, 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol,"
interpreted by Mr. Lewers to a new
musical arrangement by Mr. Moss. A
number are looking forward to this
new rendition with lively anticipations
of novelty and Interest Other musi
cal numbers will be added by Mr.
Moss, and a few hours of real artistic
enjoyment are in store for those who
attend. Tickets may be obtained at
the Lanlakea gift shop or of Mr. Moss.
FOUND GUILTY OF
Mail advices from Hawaii state
that Antonio Garcia has been found
guilty on a charge of murdering i
Japanese mill worker at Honokaa on
May 11. Judge C K. Qulnn is said
to have set last Saturday for impos
ing sentence, but upon motion of
Judge W. S. Wise, counsel for the
dAfndnt. for a new trial, set next
Saturday as the date to announce his
decision on the motion.
PRAYER FOR BRITAIN'S CROPS
By ImilaHt rrttt
LONDON, England. The Archbish
op of Canterbury has Issued a form of
prayer for the crops. Protection for
merchant ships bringing corn and food
from distant lands Is besought in the
One is on 11th and the other on 12th avenue. Spacious
grounds, a superb comprehensive view. Splendid mod
ern homes with every conceivable convenience.
Guardian Trust Co,, Ltd,
EEAL ESTATE DEPT.
TO EAT AMD SAVE
Is Entirely Practical for Those
Following Paid Publicity.
Merchants at the
present time can do
a gTeat service by
giving p c o p 1 e
suggestion that nit
IJ These Suggestions
made c o n s i stently
and seriously are cer
tain to be followed by
the men and women
in hundreds of homes
where to eat and at
the same time save is
a real live problem.
THE CHEERFUL CHERUB
young trvd ty
but tr ' jftk yovrtX too
For T. t.wokft. one
And Pound trvol
vere married I
IJDuty Demands that those handling goods the
sellers should put their product before the public
in a manner that will be real sen-ice.
Taid Publicitv Will Do It.
The net paid circulation of the 7A7
Star-Bulletin on April 9 was OO 4
Word has Just been received, says
ian. that the contract for the supplies
of oats to the government for Ha
waii had been awarded to the North
era Grain & Warehouse Company, of
Although the bid of this company
on the 1000-tou contract was $2$50
lower than the Seattle bid, the gov
ernment was at first inclined to give
the contract to the Seattle bidders. It
was held that the transport could not
be sent to Portland to load and that
the freight to Seattle would eat np
the difference. Now It has been de
cided to load, at San Francisco.
The Portland Chamber of Com
merce took up the matter through the
Oregon delegation in Congress, and
the announcement indicates the de
sired change of position on the part
of the quartermaster's department.
SWEDES 6ERVE IN GERMAN ARMY
By Aisodated rrau
8TOCKHOLM, bweden. The wife
of Archbishop Soderblom has left for
Berlin to say farewell to her son Sveu,
who is about to leave for the front as
a lieutenant in a Prussian regiment
A number of Swedes are doing sernc
as officers In the German ermy. Lieu
tenant Stig Ankarcrona, who was
serving on the cruiser Goeben at the
beginning of the wsr. was killed re
cently on board a Turkish minesweep
er in the Black Sea.
Venezuela has a tree the stem of
which contains a milky fluid which
flows out when a notch is cut. It la
known locally as the cow tree or
The wisest Investors are
putting their money into
Honolulu Real Estate.
There can be nothing' more certain in these times
than that realty values in this city are on the. up
ward trend. These properties are worth looking into.
Two cottages on one lot 50 by 135 fest Close In walking dis
tance. Highly Improved property on all sides. Live In one and
rent other cottage.
A modest home property en upper Fort Street within easy walk
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8 LOTS IN KAIMTJKI
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A bargain. House and large grounds. Particulars
at our office.
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Real Estate Agents
Corner Fort and Merchant Streets r Hftn!n
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