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"m" RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR THURSDAY. ........ NOVEMBER 15, 1917. Because Germany made tear on us, sunk our ships ami killed our citizens. To assert ami to defend our rights. To make good our claim that ice arc a free Jiation. To hare the kind of institutions tec insj. To live the kind of life tee have determined to live. David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture. Facts, facts, Facts A Visit of Achievement Georue AY. Perkins torn a siuo w v " Club in New York the other day that applies to the homestead situation in Hawaii. minister Perkins related how a conscientious, old minister was called on to preach a sermon over the body of the meanest, wickedest f sinner m the on. Hie niiiHtor pot along through his introduce al rWit; but when he arrived at the point where it aa reverend gentleman stuck. He coul d ir t rvXe single item of approbation. He hesitated-stam HKed-and t heal parrot, roosting around, -cm where, rasped in with "Facts, facts, facts-gne us fil And the minister, with a hurried -And so our brother died,'.' called it a day's work and . quit. What we need about the homestead situation in Hawaii is farts, facts, faets. Tl is Eo, -o say tha, the. homertead s.tuauou ,aiall,-.s the case of the meanest man it 'to be ause it is not the meanest or wickedest class, ot irtivit.v. hut a nood deal .told of bomerteadinR i. not in the realm of fact. Take the recent Kapaa select .ons. for -"' There were TSS applicants, and .!,.. . pomt to l,v some wople as evidence of the chum that there an arm, 'of waiting, anxio ctamg 1 homesteaders in Hawaii. But after he e nnre liM of TSS applicants had been iione through, the.e ,. ,lmmed lots. Moreover, the 1he demand for these Kapaa lots was of the specu Htive sort-not of the bona-fide homestead sort. The Star Bnlletin don. not vouch for the accuracy of these stories that come down concerning the Kauai sections, but does maintain needed in this case, as in many .no her n lUwau is possession and analysis 01 u.r hard facts. Certain.,- one fact is that the Kapaa experience did not tor out the claims that the.e ex Wed TSS arsons anxious to take up homesteads and car,-y out in spirit and letter the requ.remen.s of homesteading in Hawaii. m.,,,i It is the political fashion to boost .bmeiMd-in- holus-bolus, ... call for changes in the land aws That will make it easier for people to get ,-os- siou of the public lands, and in larger allotments, that will turn over to public entry lauds now leased ln.u m .,.,.;. ,,,- al revenue is iitd from which a su".-mu - t derived. It is the political fashion to call the i.Mnfition interests all the names under the sun. TtZ "cusses ' on the side for the sugar-barons: Up to the present time the politicians have been nl e to get awav with it, and they will probably inue to get away with it until somebody ea Is their bluff and demands impartial discussion of the farts. Also, the plantation interests have either lxen unable to unite on a policy toward the lea f ublic lands, or unwilling to appear as a unit for fear thev would be sniped atjby the political crowd would be accused of coercion and the like. The statement bv E. Faxon Hishop which appear ed in Tuesdav evenings Star-Bulletin, which, he was careful to say. represents his personal views, furnishes one of the very few inslauces when a leader in Hawaii's chief industry has come out def ' lintel v and unequivocally in a statement to the pub lic on this irerennial subject of homesteading. And there is not the slightest doubt ,that already the political nowd istiusy denouncing Mr. nisnop uuu all his works to some or all of our congressional vis itors who are looking into the laud laws. That there is a legitimate demand for the open ing of .public lands no one of fair mind can deny. The applications for the Wailua lands furnish con vincing proof of this ciill for agricultural tracts. That This legitimate demand should be satisfied is just as obvious. Readers of this paper know the iiiiht t;dan up in these columns on behalf of the Kauai homesteaders a year and a half ago, when the settlement of the ttarden Island problems was dragging unreasonably and some sharp, incisive action was necessary. The facts brought out. by this paper wei-e admittedly responsible for the visit of the governor and a large party of officials to Kauai, and developments went along satisfactorily. The danger of holus-bolus homesteading. and the disaster that will overtake entrants unprepared for a long tight, and the perhaps inevitable lagging of road and market facilities, make it a matter of plain common-sense that lands should not be turned oyer to entry unless they will be used, used effiefent ly, and used honestly. If they are used merely for speculation, merely to. hold up some plantation, or the homesteader gets tired of blistered hands, sun burn and balky crops then homesteading in Ha waii will continue in disrepute. fn tVin oiliOK linml ;l mnllvl to ami tlno rnfn r f nnpniny lands will satisfv bona-fide reouirements j, - o - ... - j iind will give the youth of the territory some pros- in the future. r . Col. Jioosevelt is writing for the Kansas City Star and Judge TafHias'lieen signed up as contri buting editor for the Vhiladelphia Public Ledger. Kvidently the ox-presidents are solving for them selves the Droblem of what shall be done with .them. Viscount Kikujiro Ishii and his fellow-commissioners are returniug to Tokio after one of the most memorable visits ever paid by foreign envoys to the United States. The agreement reached between Japan and the United States as the result of 'this visit is as far reaching in its effects as any treaty. It will be ob served with all the scrupulous care with which Japan aud the United States have observed the "gentlemen's agreement" restricting unniigration to our shores. Viscount Ishii and his colleagues have impressed on all with whom they came in contact on American soil a sincere desire to 'wipe out the frictions of the past remove the causes for possible friction in the future. Xo matter whether or not one be disposed to question Japan's intentions in regard to China, it is unquestionable that the Ishii -Lansing ex changes have brought about a better feeling between the two countries than has existed for the past live years. Hawaii Jias felt with peculiar sharpness ' every issue of point of controversy between the conti nental, republic and the island kingdom. Our geo graphical position and our population alike make it certain that any American-Japanese issue reacts immediately and acutely here. In uo part of the United States will there be more satisfaction than here, if the two nations have found a simple, busi nesslike and effective plan of agreement upon the questions occasionally threatening to develop into disputes. Hawaii had the honor of welcoming the Ishii mis sion to American soil. To this territory falls also the honor of final escort as they return to their government. When they went to the United States, it was .confidently expected something momentous would result from their visit, and this expectation has. been amply fulfilled. HOUR HAS COME FOR DE10GMV; WAR A PROOF, DECLARES FnED B. SMITH Businessman-Evangelist in ; Stirring Address Against "Soft" Preaching- ' I... i " Fred B. Smith speaks tonight at student assembly, Y. M. C. A. night school. . FRED B. SMITH PROGRAM Till DKIVE OF THE 1)U FONTS. This is not a free ad for the I hi Font powder people, who are making so much money auwyay that they don't need free ads. but an illustration of the spirit of coojeration to win the war that is per meating many a giant concern on the mainland. The following is the text of a leaflet printed in red, white and blue and pasted or piun 1 t nailed up in thousands of different places throughout 1 lie great shops of the Du Font plants scattered over the country put up by the men : I am a DuPont man. I know that "the man behind the gun" is depending on me. I know that "the boy3 over there" must have my help in order that victory shall come to America and the "world made safe for democracy." To the bluejackets and to the khaki-clad, I say "You may fire when ready we'll keep the powder coming!" I know that battles have been tost and armies de feated; because, at a critical time, the ammunition gave out. History says that the Du Pont powder worker stood back of Perry at Lake Erie in 1812, was with Scott in Mexico in 1846, made possible Appomattox in '65, and helned tell the story of Santiago and Manila Bay in 1898. With this glorious heritage of service to American arms in the past, as a Du Pont man I can do no less than my very best! I know that when I am away from - ork it means more than if a soldier slept, for I maintain many sol diers; I know that my carefulness here counts "over there." I know that carelessness, concealed cr open, may cost an innocent man's life. I know that these who go make the supreme sacri ficebut that we who stay assume great responsibili ties. I know that with less men to .do, all must, do more. Even with America's army overseas, America's man power must not decrease. I must do all in my power to help. I must not waste. I, whether manager, superintendent, department head, supervisor, foreman or operator, am "doing mv bit" to put the "do" in Du Pont, and help America win the war. This sort of spirit is undatable. It will rise over Russian defections and Italian reverses. It will win. WHY? A lady of the citv who drives the familv car and is a careful, conscientious driver asks: "Why isu't there some attention paid by the po lice traffic squad and the city supervisors to condi tions of lieretania street? This street, somewhat narrow at best, is getting almost impassable for autos because of the long strings of trucks dawdl ing over the pavement, because of the procession of swill wagons, and because of army officers who per sistently violate our civil ordinances and laws, defy iug our, rules of the road." There, are doubtless some food producers who are perfectly right in saying that they can't lower prices and make a living. What hurts their case is that all food producers claim substantially the same thing, and investigation has proved some of the claims to be, merely camouflage to cover the most heartless kind of profiteering. That is why the public likes to see an investigation of everybody provided it is a real investigation. Amateur dilly dallying doesn't get us anywhere. Villa is starting another revolution in Mexico, which reminds us that we haven't heard much of Mexico of late. It is. said to be the policy of the administration in Washington to say 'that there is no real trouble in Mexico any more. Hut recent correspondents in the interior describe conditions there as worse than ever, and Villa new outbreak shows that Carranza isn't ruler of the whole countrv. '- A stirring plea for greater inter church unity was voiced by Fred B. Smith, the businessman-evangelist, in an address at a union mass meeting in the Christian church last night. The church was filled to capacity. Mr. binith's topic was "The New Empha sis in Religion." "I was once one of these deluded men who believed that war was past," said Mr. Smith. "I thought that there was enough Christian mo mentum in the world to prevent it yielding itself to murder, But during the last three years I have been taught some serious lessons." briefly, the speaker told how he had suddenly become a Christian and how he came to lead finally the grefct Men and Religion Movement that swept throughout the world",' and in which Honolulu played a part: ' "I then resign J the most fascinat ing position in the world," Mr. Smith continued, "l had had a cinch. 1 had a job that 1 never had to lie awake nights but once to think about. I had just been drifting along in delightful experience. But tuen 1 became deter mined to get on a platform on get soma place where 1 might preach the doc trines of inter-church Christianity." The speaker declared that so many new things are coming into :ne relig ious world today that "if we wait to get the money for salaries we will never develop them." The Hour of Democracy "If any one will tell me that I have done enough for God, then I'll go homo and stay and I'll pay $1000 for the in i'ormation," he said. "In this new em phasis in religion, this great awaken ing, the whole world is being turned upside down. What is it going to be ten years from today? This is the hour of the rise of the common man, the crowning of democracy.' That is exactly what is going on today. "I'll venture there isn't a man in this audience who knows the name of the person whose assassination started this great war. But that shot was fired at a system, not a man. The Hohenzollern demon reached out to grab Serbia by the throat and she would rather fight than yield." Mr. Smith said that the presidential campaign of 1896 was- based on econ omy, and that of 1916 on humanity. "And you'll never see another cam paign won by dollars alone," he added. "That is what this world has come to. The Kaiser knows," Mr. Smith con tinued,' -tnat if he loses this war m part he will spend the rest ot his days on St. Helena and God speed him there. ' Hawaii Bonus System Pointed Out l he Hawaiian bonus system, said Mr. tmitn, is but an illustration of tha laet tnat the common man has got to be reckoned with. -'And," he declared, "is any man such a foul as tu believe that religion can remain the same? i am longing for the day lo come when we will hot have to ' use the word I'roiestant or adjectives of that kind to describe types of ieligious bodies. 1 want to see the day come when ' we can speak of a Christian as a Chris tian. Things may change, but the iii We never will." Mr. Smith told how the old school evangelists used to preach against card playing, theater going and dan cing. These are not the cardinal sins," declared the speaker. 'These are not sins which turn men, hr1 hearted, from the doors of the church." Teo Much "Soft preaching" I But he declared that the trouble to-' day seemed to oe that the ministers are losmg their grip. "One-half of the preaching I hear is so sort and gentle that it wouldn't, make anyone mad in len years," he said. i A new school of religions is being formed, said Mr. Smith a new school of prophets men and women who have dared to say a new word about tomorrow for religion. These men and women have 3een the breaking up of the religious system il.z world has followed for 400 years. They , have seen that the hour has come for a n'jited Christian church, he added. : Olive Branch 7 Rebckah Lodge, I. i O. O. F., meets this evening for nomi nation of officers followed by social and refreshments on the roof garden. ! TODAY 7.55 a. m. McKinley High School assembly. s 8.20 a, m. Punahou assembly. 9.00 Mills School. t.30 p, m. 25th Infantry. 7-15 p. m. Student'Assembly Y. M. C. A. Night School. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16r- I. 30 p. m. Fort Shafter. 6.00 p. m. Intermediate dinner , Y. M. C. A. ... 7.30 p. m. Student ra'lly Y. M. C. A. Games hall, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 3.C0 p. m. At Castner. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER; 18 7 p. m, Bijou theater. Music by Y. M. C. A. orchestra. 7.30 p. m. Men's mass meeting at the Bijou theater. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 College of Hawaii, student assem bly. , TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 7:30 p. m. Women's meeting, Mis sion Memorial Auditorium. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 8 a. m. Japanese men's mass meet ing, Nuuanu Street Japanese church. Music Royal Hawaiian Glee club, 7:30 to 8. :;';;?'::.' :;,, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 II. a. m Methodist church. 3 p. m. Dedication Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. V;- 7:30 p. m. Men's mass meeting Bi jou theater. i STuDENTSHEAR HI R. Mill II In appreciation of the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lucas the 1st Field Artillery band will render a serenade next Thursday afternoonat the quar ters of Chaplain Fealy in the artillery cantonment. Enlisted men who have attended the parties given by Mr. and Mrs. Lucas at their Diamond Head home are irfvited to be present to re new acquaintances. That a clean, unblemished character is the greatest asset of the young man or woman who would make a success ot life, is what Fred B. Smith, bust nessman-evangelist, told the students of Punahou, Mills school and McKin ley high school this morning. The stu dents of the three institutions receiv ed the noted evangelist enthusiastical ly and his addresses, while brief, were interesting and to the point "Stay every hour and day in school and college," said Mr. Smith. "Don': blunder now. Standards in les-.ershiy arc being" Increased throughout the world, and the leaders of the future must be trained as our fathers and mothers were never trained. "Tlie day on which you are to count will open up opportunities for leader ship like tjie world has never known This war1 is going to open up an en tirely new world. There are seven million dead over in Europe, and now we are going. to send over three mil lion or so of our choicest men, and the majority of them are sure to go on the scrap heap killed, wounded or disabled. It's a horrible mesa! Per sonally, I see no hope for an end this side of 1919. o get ready to be train ed; get ready to capitalize your lives in leadership. "I envy you young men. But don't lose your chance. Let no lure take you away from your studies until you havd been trained to your finger tips. Some one may come along and offer you a job, tell you how you can make some easy money. But you " stay where you are. . "Some of you, of course, will fail. Some of you will have to be endowed so that yon ; can keep going. And these failures are going to be the ones who permit their characters to breali down. In every walk of life the doors are closed to these kind of men. Su perb character wins every time." This afternoon Mr. Smith is speak ing to the members of the 25th Infan try at Schofield Barracks. Tonight he will address a student assembly at tne Y. M. C. A. Though handicapped with a severe cold in the throat which he contracted on the steamer voyage, Mr; Smith's addresses are characterized with all the fire and straightforward, vigorous quality that were noticeable here on hir visit some years ago on the Men and Religion Forward movement. HERMAN SIELCKEN, "COFFEE KING," DEAD D. P. R. Isenberg has received news of the death of Herman Sielcken, his, brother-in-law, in Baden-Baden, Ger many, on October 8. Sielcken, who was 72 years old, was known as th; "Coffee King," as he fathered the Brazil coffee valorization enterprise He has visited Hawaii several times. As anoHier Thanksgiving draws near, it looks again like early, curtains for Turkey . KapahmU met . , . . .'. . Nine lots on Harden Street, cleared and ready for building. Two-story Lome on one lot. Chicken runs. W ater on property. Entire nine lot and home for $4700.00. t Real Estate Department. .Tel. 3688. Stangenwald Bldg SUMMER COMPLAINT (With apologies to K. C. B. of the ' Hearst papers.) ON NEARLY i .; ; ... 1 ;:y , EVERY CORNER . a BETWEEN " PA WAA JUNCTION - ANO ;,"T'-v'V?--'V..'.;.;;:-?; FORT SHAFTER - THERE ARE FRUIT STORES or ' . .': , v'- ' DRUG STORES or OTHER SHOPS WHERE A man WOMAN OR child CAN BUY LEMONADE OR SODA WATER or f SOMETHING TO drink ' ' WHEN THEY are THIRSTY AND SO it should be IN A .v..-;.,; CLIMATE LIKE ours . AND I am still a . MALIHINI I MAY be-wrong BUT I have a , - HUNCH THAT SOMETIMES --; ."' ...... HORSES AND : . MULES 'AND DOGS ." GET THIRSTY AND I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE are , NO WATER troughs HERE AND there FOR THE, , DUMB BRUTES WHO WERE and STILL ARE our FRIENDS AND I .-.. AM SURE THAT THERE are enougr WEALTHY PEOPLE IN HONOLULU ; WHO NEVER thought ' OF THIS . AND IF somebody ' -WOULD START THE FAD AND BUILD the - "I FIRST ONE say at ' AuAKEA & K'NG St. OTHERS WOULD follow irr THE GOOD work. 1 THANK You ;-' - . FISH MUSIC CLUB PLANNING AID FOR RED CROSS In order to. aid the Red Cross, the Morning Music club, will . charge 5 J cents admission to all meetings at which programs are given. This new plan will probably remain in effect un til ,the first of the year. The clnb has already purchased a )50O Liberty bond and recently turned an or tne money In its treasury over to the Red Cross. All members of Honolulu Lodge No. 1, Modern Order of Phoenix, are re quested to attend " tonight's meeting. Matters 7 of special Importance wil come up for discussion. ' ; ,v. i m i i mvi -. -a .4, .... ,. .. . . The Safest Way -1. LJ nHTTP. safest, wav. ftftfir all is tn "nlace A your property as a TRUST in our care,; while you are alive, keeping us informed definitely at all times just how you wish your income and your properties divided and bequeathed in case of your demise. ; A long experience in estate administra tion shows this method to be the best in as suring that there be no contest over the will. - r v.. : -rh In this way you may actually watch your Will in its workings, and may correct any arrangement that works out unsatisf actor ily before it is too late. i RICHARD H. TRENT, PRES., C H AS. G. HEISE R, J R, TR E AS. IRWIN Hi BEADLE, SECY. fJI Settled in your cozy home in the nr You've no need again for studying the -For Rent" page. - Let us show you these attractive lots . PHONE 5701 'If "WT ; n - T ifwiiu FCXT s. MEICHANT SltiSSTS MONCUJUU 1 CT ' rr :z . '