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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, CTIDAYNOVEIBER 9, 1917.
SUMMER COMPLAINT t ' " : RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR FRIDAY .NOVEMBER ), 1917. The Cold Facts It was common on the streets of Honolulu yester day to hear men remarking, "Well, I see Russia has finally gone. That means we've got to get into it harder than ever." I This comment sums up the situation about as jsuccinctly as it can be summed up. There is no blink, ing the gravity of yesterday's news. There is no 'shutting one's eves to the double burden which falls upon the United States. j Russia may develop a "strong man'' able to force (iimself to the top by individual effort and initiative, Queen LiliuoRalani's Condition Grave ina rathe ind, once there, to gather around him a strong cab- ,net, organize a government, reorganize an army, 'ut down sedition and German corruption, revive :he military spirit now at a low ebb, and once again ake;up the fight against the Central Powers, f Rut the task is so colossal that it seems impossi ble. The chances are a thousand to one no such 4iaii will be developed this year, and by next spring jermanv mav again have an armv on the east ready 6 smash the last lingering vestiges of resistance out f the shattered Russians and march victoriously tito Petrograd. When; therp is no government in jetrograd, there will be nongovernment o move out nd further into the interior, keeping. alive a sem- iance 01 poimcai organization, adq wimoui .sucii ganization, the whole of Russia is likely to be un- r German control, a separate peace made, hun dreds of thousands of able-bodied German prisoners Meased, and the great granaries and other re jurces of Russia placed at the disposal of the Cen a! Powers. This is a gloomy picture, but it is a picture which Mist be faced by Americans. There are, of course, other possibilities. There is lk that Japan will send an army to Russia to hold 'ie eastern front. Even should the Russians cllow ie Japanese to come through their country without position, the difficulties of transport across the jim Siberian line are almost insuperable this win- r. Japan would have to send a million men or so, nd the problem of sending, equipping and feeding f lis array, with the vast volume of hospital attend nce and other accessories necessary, is one to stag er anv nation. It is conceivable that the Russian army of the aucasus, which seems still to have some effective-. 'ess, may be brought into use, and just possibly the Wt Allies might be able to put some men on the Lstcrn Iront,. but the political economic and mili ary barriers against activity; by the Allies on' the Russian front are very, very formidable. - ; I Yet nothing is more certain than that Russia's de letion will not bring a Teuton vidtory. It is a seri ous but not a fatal blow to the. Allies. So tremen lous are the issues involved in this war and so Inormous are the factors working on the side of the llies, that Russia's loss can be overcome. But we liuat' realize the redoubled bitterness of . the struggle. i More than ever must our entire national resources t i 1 I it . . " f , . XV.... wrm ntnof ntll p mooiuzea ior me -war. ..uun; uiau cci muoi vu. dividual and national energies be centralized on inning the war. Tf 1ms often said that America will not illy wake up until we have suffered' a large loss of en in Europe. Let it be said no longer. If any ,an or woman, in the United States is not fully jvaked up" now, with Russia collapsed and Italy eling under German blows, no torpedoed trans it nor slaughtered American army m the west n sound the alarm for tliat man or woman. iYcsterdav's facts are that sort to wake us up. AsLiliuokalani, former -ruler of Hawaii, lies in the shador.-of death, throughout the territory there is felt sadness and regret. Xoue in Hawaii but wishes for her the best that life can hold. The last monarch of her race in the declining years of. life had revealed a gentleness and sweetness of charat ter whi'?!i endeared her to many that in earl ?y tunes had been her political opponents. Hojh; is felt that the aged queen will rally from her sinking spells and come again to such measure of health as is pos sible for one of her advanced years and enfeebled physique. As this is written it is not certain that she1 will survive the dav, vet her vitality lends some confidence to the cohtrarv. ' With apologies to1 K. C. Hearst papers. B. of the VIOLATING THi: LIQUOR LAW AppareiAlv the disixMisers of booze in. Honolulu do not understand that laws are made to be observ ed strictly. From time to time the liquor dealers are hauled j up before the license commission for breaking the law, and are punished -more or less severely. Yet thev seem ahvavs willing to "take a chance and must figure that their profits from illicit sales will more than make up for their losses when pen alized by being closed up for a few days, weeks or months'. The liquor business flourishes by breaking the law. It will continue to break the. law, by decep tion and boldness, until booze is ruled out of Ha waii. 'Just now the sellers of booze are breaking the law in an especially vicious wav that of selling liquor to soldiers. ; It is already obvious that the law will continue to be violated and liquor will continue to be sold to soldiers until Oahu is made "drv." With; the death yesterday of E. K. Lillkalani, there passed one of the increasingly few connecting links between the mouarchial and territorial gov ernments of Hawaii. Lilikalani, once vice-chamberlain of the royal Hawaiian court, had held many offices of honor and distinction in the old regime. He had served in the legislatures of both the mon archy and the territory, and had until re-entry been a member of the staff of the territorial land office. His friends were innumerable. He was distinguish ed throughout his life by humor, kindliness and a sort of old-fashioned attire which added dignity to his manners. He was ijevotedly attached to the queen, and his figure was usually one of those fam iliar at public functions where she was prevent, this member of hercourt of long ago attending her with a graceful care. READ THIS TOMORROW. The Star-Bulletin T.ill publish tomorrow an un- lally important article by a Honolulan, Former hafor Albert F. Judd. His subject, "New Rea- s for a Xew City Charter," was discussed before Social Science Club last Monday evening and is f. to arouse the attention of the thoughtful resi st of this city. The recent charter fight before last legislature is still well remembered its bit- ess aud its animosities. The so-called "machine rtcr"' was beaten, but little if any advance on leficial revisiori was made. Mr, JuddY paper tains certain alient points which it would be injustice to an excellent argument to attempt to innarize here. Suffice it to say that he declares in ior of several radical departures from present jcedure and gives his resons why forcefully and V On information received at the police station, the Star-Bullertn yesterday published a news story in which the Occidental hotel was given as the location where the fatal Filipino stabbing affray took place. This information was incorrect, the Occidental hotel was not involved in the affair, and the Star-Bulletin takes this first opportunity to correct the error. The affray took place at another hotel upon another street. Congressmen who saw 2(i nationalities represent ed at Kaiulani school will begin to understand some of the difficulties Hawaii has faced in undertaking to assimilate all those within its borders. Col. Roosevelt and Charles E. Hughes backed Mayor Mitchel in his losing New York fight. This, however, may be viewed as an incident, uot a con tributing factor. Some women's idea of Hooverizir.g is a rggless brekfast for hubby and a five-course luncheon for the Indoor Circle bridge dub. We have no dqubt that what happened to Kussia is considered the best joke of the season in exclusive Berlin circles. It would be a good thing if somebody could turn loose a Maxim on the Maximalists. The Russian bear '.'appears to have had a trans migration of soul, emerging as a sheep. THOSE SOLDIERS, FORT KAM EH AM EH A DEAR BOYS, ..''- ABOUT TWO months '. AGO 1 went out in . ' A FORD with a FRIEND TO . 4' KAM EH AM EH A TO SELL some goods TO SCOTT in the POST EXCHANGE ' BUT A big guy WHO LIVES in a CHICKEN COOP or whatever . YOU CALL it at . THE GATE 1 '.. LET MY friend in .'.. . BECAUSE HE had a pass BUT STOPPED me BECAUSE I didn t - AND MAYBE I looked PRO GERMAN or SUSPICIOUS AND I'M not 1 ANYHOW HE ALLOWED me to GO SEE the. ADJUTANT AND I told him .. MY HISTORY from the CRADLE UP to that ... TIME AND he believed me MAYBE AND PERMITTED me to . GO IN BUT HE told a YOUNG SOLDIER A FINE FELLOW and ' GOOD LOOKING AT THAT to i - ' FOLLOW ME and '.- WATCH ME and i STAY WITH me THEN ESCORT me to THE GATE AND ON the way out HE TOLD me that PRESIDENT WILSON WAS BANKING his SALARY OR most of it IN NEW ORLEANS AND I guess he WILL REMEMBER me ANYHOW . I DIDN'T sell Scott ANYTHING - ' : AND I. would like TO COME and fix YOUR LIGHTS BUT THE RAINY SEASON Is on now ' AND I. might GET WET WAITING AT the gate. - I THANk YOU FISH. UNICIPAL DANCE IAIL PLANNED AT EtAPIOLAN! PARK w Italy reverse. seems to be stuck with the clutch in the ; 14NAI PLAYERS WIN FAVOR WITH i munrr ; i inn PLAYLETS, WELL HAN LED i b evening of good ent ertainment i-T furnished last nisnt by the Lanal ers at Laniakca, with three short ..ets, in-each ot which there w as ; I net 'merit he difficulty of achieving dramatic ion in a small hall such as the r ai theatre a double difficulty In : case of amateur actors and ac es was overcome with such suc l that even exaggerated character 's won well-deserved applause from 'ludience ' which applauded not be e Its frfends were across the foot tsr but because the work was ly good. ; . ' ' ' : . - ie playlets were, successively, nt Owners in Spain- the mildly etic and broadly farcical story of old ladies in a New England insti anal home; "Rosalind,: which rfr es around a very young man's love nn nrtrpss who . when at her best v.ake-up and tempef, seems quite J costuming was Mrs. Roger N. Burnham had the hardest burden of the evening, ap pearing in the first and second play lets, and though not in the best ot health played with a spirit, ease ana nicety of characterization which heis&tened the reputation she has al ready. won. That the other members of the Lanai organization maintained the pace she set is sufficient praise ot youthful, but who is really going into ! their efforts. Miss Katherine Osgood wearying middle age, and "The Won- also played in the first two pieces, the der Hat," a fantasy bringing in such j part of an old lady in each, whereas in familiar figures of . the domino and i the second Mrs. Burnham was the middle-age-young actress. ' Miss.Munro and Mrs. Alexander's small parts 'in "Joint Owners in Spain" were adequately handled. Joseph Stickney, the young lover in "Rosalind,' made his debut behind thei f ootlighl and made it very acceptably. He shows distinct promise, and physi cally he was exceedingly well Cr.t in his role of last night. The Wonder Hat," a dainty and grease paint as Harlequin, Columbine, Pierrot, Margot and Punchinello. V One merit of the playlets was their brevity. - Amateur playing, even with plenty of stage facilities and years of training, is often unequal to the task of a three or four-act play. Inevitably one or two of the acts will drag hor ribly. There was no drag last night, and most of the audience who are familiar with the attempts to put on u6ei.vuu6. ..'iu tu .i,uu picturesque story, capitivated the au three separate Plots and sets of char-ience. Prett mtleXtolnmblneHatw movement throughout. T :, ,: : , fifehtn, pe,rot, the Hebraic Punchy The small Lanai stags was nicely ; nello with hfs pack of odds and ends handled in scenic and lighting effects . and his singing MNew Loves for Old," and as the casts were small also its ' and Marjofthe wonderfully Sattired dimensions proved ; sufficient, i The ; slangy and f ree-and easv . Mnueen of notably effective : . housemaids," were all portrayed with great effectiveness. The players were, in order. Miss Dorothy Hoogs. Ar thur Wyman, Dr. Woodbury, R. N. Burnham and Miss Mary von Holt. Miss von Holt s lines drew almost con tinual laughter. W. A. Love, Benjamin F. Marx, Ed in H. Tdeler and R. H. Mclean played tringed quartette music, which made most acceptable addition to the pro gram, with Mrs. Ideler at the piano.- Perhaps because this if. denominated "Little Theater.' the Lanai manage ment prints the program with the ilayers half concealed through the al ence of first names nr initials, ap parently on the assumntion that thev are well known to the audience. This t of affectation is not ohlv unneces sary, but a hindrance in' discovering fhe identity of players who are doing meritorious work. The bill as given last night will be presented i Saturday and Monday nights. The proceeds go to the Red Cross, which should be aided substantially. Appropriation of $75,000 is Sought By Vierra for Pavil ion at Public Baths A pleasure pavilion and dance hall that will be a joy to all Honolulu will be erected in connection with the city's public baths if A. K. Vi erra, superintendent of parks and playgrounds, carries out the plans for which he will ask an appropria tion of $75,000 from the board of supervisors. The building would be two stories high, with, large pavilion, and a short recreation pier adjoining. The last legislature -appropriated $15,000 to be used for dredging the public baths, it having been estimated that this amount would dredge 30,000 square yards. Mr. Vierra will ask for an additional appropriation of $5,000 from the city and county to be used in laying loam over the coral rocks after the dredging is done, this last amount 'to include plans and specifications. An artesian well to be sunk in Kapiolani Park is another improve ment desired by Mr. Vierra, for which he will ask an appropriation of $5,000. George K. Larrison, when he was superintendent of hydrography for the territory, made investigations which showed . that a 12-inch well sunk in Kapiolani Park would have a 2,000,000-gallon water capacity. "The water might be a little brack ish," said, M,r. Vierra,: "and possibly not fit for drinking purposes without some sort of after-treatment, but it would be just as good as any water for irrigating purposes, and just what we need for flushing out the la goons. We are today paying in the neighborhood of $3,550 a year for water to keep the park green and the plants properly growing, and to flush these lagoons. This well could be sunk for $5,000. Mr. Vierra would like to know the will of the supervisors as to the kind of walks that will be laid in Kapiolani Park. He says if coral roads are desired he can put them in himself, using prison labor, with out expense to the city and county. "The biggest problem we have now to consider about Kapiolani Park," said Mr. Vierra, "is the drainage. This, however, will not be any prpb lem when the city and county shall have finished paving the public thor oughfares around the park. We must, however, have some drainage center, either into the lagoons oi into the sea. I shall also suggest, in my report to the finance com mittee, that the board take some steps toward diverting the water that now floods Kapiolani Park when Pa lolo stream is at flood stage." Just what to do with Dole park is another problem that confronts the park superintendent. "Dole park is an old rock quarry, and while it possesses all sorts of park possibili ties with its irregular outlines and its overhanging cliffs, the face of the cliff, 200 feet high in places, is really dangerous. I shall suggest that this park be first made safe to the public before any steps are taken for its beautification." The matter of the park superintend ence is still unfinished business with the supervisors. "1 wish it could be settled one way or the other," said . Ben Hcllinger, wistfully. NEW YORK WOMAN WILL TEACH ARTS IN GIRLS' HOME IN WA1LUKU, MAUI (Special Star-BuDetin Correspondence.) WAILUKU, Nov. 8. An important meeting of the committee of the Wai luku Japanese Girls' Home was held yesterday morning at the office of the Maui Aid association in Wailuku. Teaching of American eooiclog and sewing was discussed. Two donations had been received by the committee, . which made it possible to hire an in ; structor in these branches. As it was impossible to secure in the territory any persou who seemed to have the ' recessary qualifications for this r.ew 1 Two-bedroom cottage, corner 13th and Claudine ave nues, Kaimuki. Chicken run. Good sized, well-kept grountls. Lot approximately 100x150 feet. Price $2000.00 on terms. I Guardian Trust Co., Ltd ueai estate department. . TeL 3688. Stangenwald Blag 'MM ' yy?v 'V. f. Watches To doubly insure satisfaction the service cf our watch ex perts is back of every timepiece we' sell.- 1 Walthanv Howard and ' ratek Pfcffii: Vetches. HEWfcHman Co. , LIMITED. Platinumsmiths and Jewelers IN HAWAII SINCE 18S7 position, it- was voted to invite Miss Lucina Thompson or Herkimer, N.T V., where she had a position in ths high Ethool.. She is a graduate: of Mount Holyoke College in Massacbtuetta of the class of 1913. In training and character she is , remarkably well fitteu for the position in Wailuku. , PERSONALITIES I LEONARD WITHINGTOX, a son of Attorney D. L. Withingtori, is back in this city for a visit with relatives preliminary to entering a camp on the mainland to train as supply offi cer for the aviation corps. r CHARLIE DOW, a Honolulu boy, is now . second engineer on a transport carrying American troops to Franw. I-It is not his, first braving of the subma rines, as since the early part of the war he has been serving on merchant men in; the war zone. v MAJOR STEPHEN H. SMITH, medical corps, has been ordered re lieved from the Hawaiian department and will report : to Fort Oglethorpe Georgia, to organize a hospital' com pany. Major Smith ' has been in charge of ambulance company No.: 9, Schofield Barracks. y ELEANOR Rl VENBURGH, wife of the commissioner of public lands, is author of an article on "Stevenson in Hawaii" beginning In the Bookman magazine for October and to run "in the November and December num bers. It 13 . illustrated with man scenes in which Stevenson and his friends figured here and in Samoa, including portraits of Jvalakaua and Llliuokalani in luau groups : nearly thirty years ago. A musical party at Stevenson's local apartments includes Professor M. M. Scott playing a "pen-' ny whistle," FIRST VACATION IN ' 'f, 10 YEARS; GETS IT "After a period of 10 years' constant service to the territory' of Hawaii, during which time he has never taken so much as a week ' off, John Hoapili, pilot boy for the port ot Hilo, has asked for a vacation. At -that he has not ' asked for much. , A month off is his request after this period of 10 years, and 20 days of the time will be spent as a member . of the 2nd Infantry, Hawaii National Guard, due soon to go into encampment on this island. : Referring, the matter to the board of harbor commissioners. Pilot T. Mosher of Hilo commented upon Ho apili's conscientious service and the fact that he has not had a vacation for 10 years.. The harbor board : has granted him a full month on pay. . : Mr, Smith is coming to Honolulu.- Adv. - . . . . - jrjl'; Businesa Property for Investment jV. j-J i S1300 Near Fort St. on Pauoa Roact - : y ; ' 4-robm bungalow near Fort St.; electric lights; connected with city "sewer system. Owner; leaving for Russia. v Ref. No. 334. ' : ' j ' $4500 Alewa Heights. 1 6-room house overlooking city, mountains arid sea. Almost - an acre of fine grounds. Ref. No. 333. $2700 Liliha and Judd. ' Fine 6-room bungalow on 40x80 It.- Modern conveniences. May-be bought on easy terms. -Ref. No. B35. v $2675 In Puunui. . . Three lots, each 50 by 150 with a find modern 6-room house. At present times, the house woulcf have cost $4500. AN IMMENSE VALUE. FOR THE PRICf ASKED. Ref. No. 274.- ' V,' "'' $6750 Manoa Valley. . ' Fine 2-story home. Spacious grounds. Desirible neigh. bcrs. Ref. No. 239.; Pkbne3477 V V ItlCHARD II. TRRST, TRES. I. H. BEADLE, SECY. CHA5. G. HEISER, JTlm THE AS. 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