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HOXOLCTL S-I'AK-L;LCTI"X. Tl'KSPAV. SF.PTEjrRKTi 11. 1917.
We Can All Help, If We Cannot Serve tm'-l&nlimn DO YUIL RILEY H. ALLEN - . . EDITOR What the Mayor and Sheriff Might Have Said. TUESDAY .KKPTEMBKR 11. 1!17 Investing Money Made In Hawaii jlotv lonj; will H;iw;iii pn mi 't fr HH lllllc l loil;T will IilllJr-i f ''jwojil' timic to liuv nUtri in jmv wv mtei i tli;t i projiTtrd or avIimw !mL is oflVml for s:i cit!:T lv lmi of loc;il men or Nome smooth s;il-sin;iii from 1 lit coat ? It would eerf;iiiilv seem as though il;iinl jn'ople have i'iioiiIi lessons in tlie and Imtii stun: often lMniIi so that thev would let some of these gold liriek s' hemeM alone. On the eontrary it s-ems n fhougli almost anvone eon Id lind a ready market in Avhieh to sell stock. A prominent broker rcrentlv remarked that he had every reason to U-lieve that over one and a half million dollars had ;:oue from these islands during the past two years into mainland projositions, that would return nothing on the investment or only a few cent on the dollar. Kome.jieople seem to Ik Ixr.i gamblers and un able to resist the temptation to le constantly spe culating. If a man or woman eau afford to take a hanep and lone bin or her money, and knowingly goes into a proposition on 1hi basis it i one thing. but when people of moderate means put their hard earned savings into speculative mining proposi tions and other of like nature and lose them all or a large part of their capital it is a real calamity. Mr. Theodore X. Vail, president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., in a recent number of the Worlds Work, writes as follows: Siculation lor immediate gam is gambling, pure ana simple, and sooner or later brings to grief all who continue in it. There are exceptional cases of tkose making one or two successes and dropping out, or those who have died at the peak of prosperity, but these instances only demonstrate the rule.- "Speculation which is investment against future growth or development and is represented by out right purchase is venture, and to it should be ap- i : j i i a i a i jjntru an iiit; mien ui vcuiuif. "Venture should only be entered into by those .who can afford to risk a part of their capital, and then only not more than can he lost without dis aster; it should never be done on credit.'' world can well afford to take a risk, do often take a - i - a : i . ix! J EiocK in an enterprise purely as a speculation, auu as a side issue, many construe their act as a strong indorsement of the proposition and immediately plunge in and buy without any investigation or knowledge of what, they are risking. It is hardly fair to such men to imply that they are responsible for the interpretation others may place on their acts, but they should realize that they have a cer tain influence and should make every endeavor to see to it that their names are not used to, influ ence others to invest simply because they were will ing to take a chance. . This likewise applies to the members of the stock exchange. Borne of them have been making such iUUl I-IKJ uaic niua vuuouuuoij ii uuiuuhiiwudij influenced large numbers of people to speculate in these stocks with large resultant losses to their clients. v It, would Reem as though the time were ripe for iAfAimfl in iiiia lino V At one of the clubs recently it was suggested that ther to deal in the yellow sheet and highly specula tive stocks, or the sugar men should withdraw the listing of the various sugar and mercantile stocks from the exchange. r. r There is room for serious thought in this sugges tion. It would seem also as though there should inaugurated by the banks and trust companies of this city a campaign of education in the wise in vestment of money. ' - , -J ; , : Mr. UMally or Australia has the average Amer ican sized up perfectly. He is in this war to win .for the United States, regardless of whether he hap jn?ns to like our allies. It was the same in the SpanishAmerican war. Some of the old duffers didn't see why we should be going out of our way to save a few unfortunates in Cuba and the Philip nines, bnt if that was the iob for the United States to do in working out its destiny, they were right there to see it through. And they did. h-riff if lint to What should tin- of ,in i! ihae s;iid Tn 1 1 1 - ;iss iiili!c jl i fuj eo trimk Hit-in f"i- 'I"- ! iii,il work Mic !i;il i -1 - in J l li- last ! I ion ? I Ins (iiTy .mgli t ei ri-.i -oii.i I ih- jiiit , !innsi poliiiral lifieljiui'ii .if Honolulu, who Ixi-n m liooK l io think Hi; 'i Uh- founda i of Ann'ri an lilwi ty. the iM'iuning ;iii1 tSi- -nl. is rank regular ity of partizauship. This paper is prepared to le!iee : hat ilie maxoi and the sheriirlhonyht their "poliiieal Hianks" sjMfihes were ouite proper. They may. proiabIy will, present the eomment of this pajer to their friends as an evidenee of the unfair eritieism of the pn'ss. Let it In- admitted thai the mayor am! the sheriff are entirely honest and well meaning in their ignor ance. What should they have said to their men on the occasion of an official insjeetion? What central thoughts should they have left with th" memliers of the Honolulu police force? First, they should have expressed (heir apprecia tion of Ihe good work done by members of the forct in the service of the people not in the service of the political fortunes of the mayor and the sheriff. .Second, the mayor and esecially the sheriff of the city should have impressed upon his men that the reputation of the force depends :pou the char acter of service to the public that each man renders. Third, no memlier of the force should have been allowed to leave the conference without having had forcefully brought to his attention that his retpn tion on the force would lie determined solelv bv his record as an alert, intelligent and thoroughly eftic ent police officer. Fourth, these man should have been reminded that in the final analysis, they will be treated by the peo ple of this city so far as salaries and equipment are concerned exactly in the proportion that they de monstrate their ability to handle the particular tasks that fall to .their lot. If thev show ability, a fair knowledge of their duties, a willingness to work, a ready response to the discipline so necessary to efficiency, then they would lie sure to command the respect and admiration of the public, their requests for equipment would be taken seriously and all the criticism of the press or the partisans, or what not, could .not wije out their reputation as the livest, snappiest, brainest, best looking police force to be found under the American flag. The mayor and the sheriff could have said these things and besides making their men feel happy, they would have established a measure of public con fidence in their own sftility to grasp the importance of their official job. Then if the mayor ami the the.. J followed out their words with actual performance in enforcing discipline and consistently practising the progres sive principle of service first, thev would find men tf . Honolulu, without regard to party or class or clan, publicly thanking them, helping them, support ing them and believing them when they say that in order to le properly policed Honolulu requires more men. The mayor and the sheriff must do something more than have their speeches written for them. They must wfake up to a realization that this is a growing city. It is not Xuuau or Kau. They must know that every time they subordinate public service to their own selfish political fortunes they disgrace the city and discredit the men serving under them. Just as sure as day follows the night the march of efficiency in public service will wipe out the man and the men who lean on partizaD:hip. ignore the pressing demands of a progressive community and defend incompetence by complaining that they are being picked on all the time. -Without the sound of a single trumpet or a funeral note from a single disappointed statesman, flic-Hon. ex-Congressmau Victor Murdock was con firmed by the United States senate as a member of the federal trade commission. This shows that the president is non-partizan in his selections, and the senate has come to the sensible point of being non partizan in its confirmations. Hide over the experimental road at the Collece of Hawaii and you need no further education on the superiority of reinforced concrete in street construc tion. At the same time it is well to bear in mind that this road, during the past year, has carried some of the heaviest traffic that has passed over nnv Irish way of this island. ' Kercusky's prompt action in tackling every 11 H' " " - .i,vk uw uiuvl vi nuu is running' Russia at this particular period. And the best of it is that .(e seems to have the solid backing of the ieople who can make Russia a re public Ole Olsen has got all tangled up trying to be n Spaniard in' the Argentine and a .German in dis jiiise. Ole never did succeed in disguise. Has the name of Woodward ever sifted through the conferences on the subject of the city engineer? He has had experience in the islands, and he may lie sufficiently non-partizan to fit the political neces sities which some strive to force 0:1 the situation. Or have contenders decided to actually eliminate politics and stand solely for efficiency, the platform on which they wei-e elected? Judging from the reports, the Mineral Products Company needs now to do some of the things that should have been done in the first place. Then the stockholders will knov what they have for their money. Take note that the German official despatches admit two retreats that are not strategic. If. after three years of war. the Prussian censor has learned how to tell the truth, something has been gained. The report comes to this paper that the splendid new highway on Punchbowl is being dug up for some performance of the water works. Is this a case of a fore-thought coming afterwa: "s? The official mayor and the official sheriff thank the official police of Honolulu for the help that was given the said mayor and sheriff iu election. Can you beat it? 'curing their Make your business plans so a- to take an active part in the Civic Convention meetings. This is the most powerful influence for united and intelligent Hawaii. IT Honolulu is to develop a crop of loy murder ers, it mav lie well to consider the neeessitv for con- victing some of them IT W - . ; TV I 79k I I A REPLY TO WATT, Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: The article appearing in this afternoon's issue, "Ryan Tackles Watt," is. without a doubt, the mobt intr- m-- of literature published in "Timely Topics" for some time. I suspect that Mr. Watt received quite a jolt after reading the article, and may have possibly swore venge ance against its author, which to my belief would go no further than his front doorstep. Mr. Watt owes every American in this community an apology, and noth ing short of a public letter to this ef feet will right the injustice he has done towards the flag that has pro tected and enabled him thereby, to fill his pockets overflowing with gold . His blowing doesn't amount to much and we all hope his patriotism will win him the rank of an admiral in John Bull's navy. However, we have reason to believe that men of his cali ber prefer to stay at home driving fine automobiles and puffing on high priced perfectos. Congratulations to Mr. Ryan for his timely article, and may others come forward with contributions towards giving thi3 man. Watt, his just due, by continually dragging him into the limelight for ridicule. In conclusion I wish to state that if Mr. Watt cares to blow any more about John Bull's navy he can do so to the four winds, or to others of his kind. Tharfking you for the space. Respectfully, ' EDWARD CUMMIXGS, Machinist's Mate, 1st Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Pearl Harbor, Sept. 8, 1917. rand was fined o, but that is not en I ough for a man who will hit another from behind. I am writing this for the right of man. Every man should seek to do good to everybody, and not evil. I mean that I am fighting for the right of man. If there are any sneaKers on Oahu that do not like my way let them come to the front and I will show them what sneakers get around the coal mines. The next time a man comes at me from behind I will not take him to the police station and run a chance of having the trial sugar coated, but I will do the policing myself. FRANK MURESKIE, Sergeant. 10th Company, C. A. C, Fort De Russy. September s. 1917. DOESN'T LIKE SNEAKERS. Editor Hc.ioliiin Star-Bulletin. While dofn? ijuanl du'.y at ti e wa terfront I had m:r orders to kr:"p i he people in thir seats when the -vin- ming races were going on. There were a few men who rushed to the front and blocked the way for oihtr people who wanted to see. I told the men to go back to their seats, but they were so interested in the race that they strove to stay there until the race was over, so I intended to let them stay. I faced the water to watch the swim While watching the race Hol ster came from behind and shoved me into the water. Then he began to run, but Captain Hawkins and Lieutenant Latimer caught him by the collar and held him until I came out. The next morning he pleaded guilty CHINESE REVOLUTION REPORTS NOT GIVEN MUCH CREDENCE HERE Reports of contemplated revolution in China, with Dr. Sun Yat Sen at its head, are not given much credence here, according to the staff members of the Chinese consulate. Chang Chau, a close relative of the famous Chinese statesman, who is said to be in constant touch with Dr. Sun Yat Sen, had nothing to say on the subject. It is reported in Chinese circles, however, that he is the only man in Hawaii who knows the pur poses and movements of the Chinese leader. Dr. Sun Yat Sen was the first Presi dent of China, having overthrown the Manchu government JOHN SCOTT, EMPLOYE OF INTER-ISLAND, IS DEAD John Scott, formerly a member of tlie crew of the Wailele. died Sunday night from the results of an injury re ceived on the boa on September 24. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Williams' undertaking parlors r.nd interment, will be iu Xuuanu cemetery. While working on the Wailele, Mr Scott in some way came in contact with some iron and a piece went into his leg. He was taken to the Emer gency hospital at the time, and later placed in the care of the Inter-Island's physician. On Saturday be was walking around, apparently well, but on Sunday he suddenly took ill and died during the night. He leaves a wife and several children. TOKIO PROFESSORS STRIKE (Special Cable to Nippu Jiji) TOKIO, Japan, Sept. 11. Waseda university did not open today on ac- Alewa Heights One of the most comfortable three-bedroom bungalows on the Heights, commanding a superb view of Honolulu, which cannot be obstructed. A bungalow built as homes in Hawaii should be built. Within easy walking distance of the car line. Concrete basement and laundry. Servants quarters. Garage. Beautiful lot of over three-quarters of an acre. Price only $5000 on exceptionally easy terms. Guardian Trust Co., Ltd. REAL ESTATE DEPT. Tel. 3688 Stangenwald Bid?. Reducing the Egg Bill Whh the use of Royal Baking Powder fewer eggs are required and in some recipes may be left out altogether. Just add about a teaspoon of Royal in place of each egg omitted and you will obtain excellent results and effect great economy. The following recipe is given as a practical illustration : jtt.lt roll I cur tugar 1 ' cup flour c '.b'Mpocni he water D:RVCT:0NS Ml ni Jrr in CrvdieriYt; tir in wtl ta'.en fg : mid hct water, beat well uni:! nvaot rranr tnta larje wTl grraa4 ran. Batter aNni'd r.ot he more tNan tnch th'ck fer rake tj roli ntce'r. Bake to lo-v oven. Turn out rn aeet of prowii rarer. t!1 duirted with rcwJiJ ur. Beat ieUr with fork and apread on cake. With ah air knife trim cl all eruatv e Icea aoJ ro'l ur while fti!! warn bv ;itj rnf of t'.te aper. Tj kerr the roll r-ertectlr round roll up In cloth until cool. The old method called for 3 eggs New bock of recipes which economiie In eggs rd other ex pensive ir.gr edicr.ts mailed free. AJdresj Rpval Baking PowJer Co.. 133 William Street, New York, U. S. A. BAKING POWDER Absolutely Pare Made from Cream of Tartar, derived from grapes, adds none but healthful qualities to the food. No Alum No Phosphate count of a strike amonsf the profes sors. There has been a big fight on against Dr. Amano. the present dean, and after sending his resignation to Marquis Okuna. president of the uni versity, the dean with -0 other pro fessors left the school. As a- conse quence there are not enough profes sors to meet the demand, and it is rot expected that the university will begin the fall term before the end of the month. THEOLOGIAN KILLS AGED PARENTS, THEN SURRENDERS FRKSXO. ra'I. A. S. Gary, CS years old, graduate of a theological college in .Massachusetts, killed his aped father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Sar kis Maghakian. at their ranch a few miles from Selma. Fresno county. Gary then rode his bicycle to Selnia. where he surrendered to the con stable. Gary said he had killed hii parents because they bad swindled him out of his ranch. Officers of Hawaiian Lodge No. 21. F. 4c A. M., are requested to be at lodso rooms this evening at 7: GO for j.ractise. flavins: enlisted local schools in th I campaign, the woman's committee of the territorial food commission is pre paring a letter which will be sent to churches and secular organizations csking them to assfist in the move ment for the conservation of food, it is the desire of the committee to eventually place this appeal before every man, woman ana child in tLe territory. 1 JZj Si 26. Care of Securities While You Are Away 1 THE men who are absenting them selves for patriotic reasons can be relieved from all anxiety with regard to their securities and maturing invest ments by appointing us their custodian under voluntary trust. . ' You can arrange to have them always under your control, to be transferred or sold or used as collateral to loans by your direction, with a stipulation of ex actly how you wish them handled in case of the ultimate possibility "at the front." We can explain the various arrange ments in detail either personally or by mail. U rn ternraisifeii KICHARD H. TRENT, PKLS. C HAS. G. HEISER, JR., TREAS. IRWIN H. BEADLE, SECY. Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd. Have you seen our new Sub-dt SPRECKELS TRACT, 3RD SERIES New roads, sidewalks, curbing, water, sewer and gas. You can select a lot with growing trees and build a home in one of the best residential sections in Ho nolulu. Make an appointment to see these lots. We will finance a house for you. Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd. Real Estate Agents Corner Fort and Merchant Streets P. 0. Box 346 Telephone 57C1