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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, TUESDAY; NOVEMBER 27; 1917.
SIX mam- - TTsTi ii i .w uji' ii. in nil ii ii 1 1 RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR TUESDAY . NO VPMBER 27, 1917. "Closed Till Further Notice" s . . .. .. (- " Xo wild rejoicing will be caused in Honolulu b' the announcement yesterday afternoon that the ter ritorial marketing division's retail department is to close next Saturday; : V The public has received the very definite impres sion that the territorial market was a splendid in stitution provided it was properly handled, It also received the impression that it was not well handled that it needed first-class business management, --tind that under such management, it could be made a shining success. : In spite of handicaps, drawbacks and periods dur ing, which incompetent assistance almost wrecked the business end of the market, it had kept "plug ging along" with a promise of better things in store. It was given targe patronage at timespatronage of a sort which proved that a steady, profitable clientele could be built up. Thar Honolulu's nearest approach to a public market should be closed when a curb on high prices is most needed is unfortunate. It is more than that. It has the aspect of surrender to adverse conditions. It has the aspect of "quitting." Judging by the growing volume of comments. around town, what is needed in this entire food sit uation is more fighting-stuff, more 4ipep" and more initiative ; more vision and niDre executive energy. Murmurs of dissatisfaction are increasing fast. They are beginning to sound like the mutterings before a storm. Admiral W. C. Cowles The death of Admiral Walter, C. Cowles at Red lands, Cal., yesterday is received here with keen re gret on the part of m great many people who knew this able naval officer and kindly, genial citizen. : ; Admiral Cowles and his wife and daughter, ideh tified themselves with Honolulu life during his four of duty here and had a circle of friends as wide as that of any service family on Oahu. The adiriira was commandant at Pearl Harbor during a period of notable construction, in which he took the keen est personal interest, in addition to his careful offi cial supervision.' It was a heavy blow to him when the dry dock collapsed on the day the first sec tion was pumped out .a disaster which set the completion of this great project back for severa years. Admiral Cowles -was among a number o arm' and navy men stationed here who enjoyed spe cial popularity for their jersonal and official quali ties, and in whose local activities Hawaii was for tunate. 1779 THE THANKSGIVING SPIRIT 1917, Who Is Responsible? That discipline was at a low ebb in the national guard camp just ended at Kawailoa is the state ment from several sources, in particular, it is ue clared that gambling was in progress night and dav, indulgence in crap-shooting being among the main activities of a numoer 01 companies. Under such circumstances it is not to be wonder ed at that there. were "rough-houses" and near-riots, The blame for this is put largely upon the Filipinos but the real responsibility rests on those who failed n pstn Wish and maintain ordinary military dis cipline. ' That the last laJst week of the camp was frittered away is one of the declarations which are discredit ing much of the good work which the guard has un doubtedly accomplished in the past. It is asserted, for instance, that the fine, program laid out with the indorsement of regular array officers was not follow ed, and that'entirely too much attention was paid to "show." As a result, under the surface there is a keen dissatisfaction which results in the talk of wholesale resignation of officers. v The identity of the responsible person or persons the exact spot on which the blame should fall has not been publicly stated, but it is patent that the criticism centers around Adjt.-Gen. Johnson. If the situation even approximates what it is repre sented to have been at Kawailoa, there ought to be a ventilation of the facts. Hawaii has supported its national guard with a contribution of fundspublic and private, which is probably unexampled in its generosity. Because the national guard here was felt to fill a need; because every, opportunity was to be given the organization to fulfill its purpose, many blunders of detail, many incidents of jealousy and friction, were passed oyer lightly and the guard companies and officers afford ed the benefit of every doubt. If, after years of loyal support, the guard is not at the acme of dis cipline and efficiency, no fault can be found with the quality of backing given by the community. The fault, if any, must be elsewhere. And if the guard is to progress, the cause for that fault must be elim inated. In attendance at the camp' were able regular army officers, who undoubtedly will make a report on the situation. That report ought to clear the atmos phere by placing the blame and pointing to remedial action. Under such circumstances, officers and men of the guard will be best serving patriotism, discip line and efficiency by withholding any intended res ignations. It is reasonable to expect that the army will bring about any changes necessary in the inter ests of business administration and military efficiency. (The following is sent out from Washington uri der authority of .the Hoover bureau) . Juliana Smith writes to "Dear Cousin Betty" of Thanksgiving dinner 1779 "Everything was good though we did have to-do without some things that ought to be used. Neither love nor (paper) money could buy raisins, but our good red cherries, dried without the pits, did almost as well. "Of course we could have no roast beef. None of us have tasted beef this' three rears back as it all must go to the army, and too little they get, poor fellows. But, Nayquittyraaw's hunters were able to get us a fine red deer, so that we had a good haunch of Venisson on each table." - This was the Thanksgiving spirit in the midst of the American revolution. 3"he colonies were en gaged in the war that made America safe for democ racy. Thanksgiving 1917 and America is engag ed in a war to make the world safe for democracy, Juliana, writing in 1779, has given the text for Thanksgiving dinner in 1917. She has made all the points, the sermon is not needed : everything was good we do without some things our' oicn cher ries roast beef for the soldiers. As in 1779 let us plan our feast of Thanksgiving for 1917. Let us. a thankful people, celebrate the harvest-festival with the fruits from our own fields. The feast is in a sense a sacrificial offering, so we will do without manv things because thev are need ed by our soldiers. But as of old, whether the food be plain or rich, let everything be good. We are engaged in morality-making today, in the defense of right thinking and right doing against the German doctrine that nothing else matters so much as the German state. That there are dis couragements and setbacks in our crusade against this hideous doctrine is not to be wondered at. But here is the test of optimism. It is easy enough to be cheerful when everything goes well, but what is optimism worth that cannot gauge the storm and yet outride it? Nations, like men, must take counsel of their hopes rather than their fears and having done that must help bring these hopes to pass by unremitting labor and unquestioning sacrifice. Providence Journal. A "CONSERVATION" MOVE. (From the Maul News.) Something occurred at Haiku on Wednesday of this week, which, to our mind, was the crossing of the boundary line between theoretical and practical conservation of vegetables and leguminous food. On that day the cannery made the start canning string beans for the market, the experiment to be carried out in cooperation with the agricultural extension division and the small farmers of Haiku. Five varie ties of beans were included In'the initial venture. The quantity of beans In the first pack will not be large, but if success is met with, and the demand proves anything like what it should be, the output will be increased. Nowj it is up to the consumers of Maul to get be hind this experiment and make it a success. It is not convenient for many people to get fresh beans, with the result that they buy the canned article from the stores, shipped Jn here from California. Let all such housekeepers declare a tabu forthwith on Imported goods and demand the Jlaui canned, ; string beans. The store may not hare tbeia the first day, but will lose no time In getting them, one? the demand Is started, Germany makes a. raft of singlee, 'doubles and Ihrce-baggers but Komehow most of her men ore left 3ut there on the bases,. "- - k ' It's safe to say that no commission given for work at, the reserve officers' trainingcamp was received in Honolulu with greater satisfaction than that which went to A. L. C. Atkinson. "Jack" gave an example of instant response to patriotic opportun ity- and of hard, conscientious work which could not be excelled. It's Captain Atkinson now, and every man of his acquaintance is thoroughly glad that he was among those chosen. Dr. Karl Muck, now famous as the Boston sym phony orchestra conductor who had to play the "Star Spangled Banner" whether he liked it or not, says that the national anthem has no place on a symphony program that it's in horrible bad taste. Of course the Germans are authorities on good taste. ., The Honolulu newspapers, in criticizing the man agement of the marketing division, should be asham ed of themselves. Are they not aware that the mar keting division, although publicly authorized, is a "private snap" and, therefore, its management is not subject to criticism? Maui News. By this time, no doubt, the kaiser is persuaded that when we Americans undertake a job, we do it up brown. That's a characteristic of our nation. Applying it to the war as a general proposition, he will see that we are bound to put him and his mili tary machine out of business. Manchester Union. Our friends who would like to see Socialism in control in the United States are invited to take a look over where they are trying it out "on the dog" in Russia. Italy fights a lone fight no longer, France and Britain are at her side, and if needs be, the men of America will go "over the top" on the Piave front. a It may be a friendly erarae but we notiee that feature of this afternoon's diamond eontest is the Mudd-slinglng, It has been almost a veeU since the kaiser remind ed the Lord that they are allies, 'j If a reminder Is needed. Ued Crogs aeaha may still USE OF MUNICIPAL.- AUTOS Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. -. ; , -; Sir: There are a lot of awful mean people In- this; world, and a .part- of them are right here in" Honolulu and they are the meanest kind, for they want to know about city and county automobiles, and what they are doing. The automobile that particularly in terests them at the present moment is the one bearing: the plate "C. & C. 3406,M supposed to be in the service of the police surgeon, and to be used on public business '.' only. - Still there are people in this city . mean enough to want to know; what per-cent-of mlleage automobile numbered -'C. & C, 3406" puts in for the government and what for the use ' and convenience of the family, if any? Of course, it is none of the.publlc'3 business to make such a query, and they should know better. All those poor boobs have to do is to pay for the gasoline, oil, tires, and repairs In cidental to running the auto, no mat ter for whose interest or pleasure the consumption of the above named arti cles is made.- Those inquisitive people should mind their own business (a city and county auto does not come under that head). The first thing we know they will be asking questions &?out all the other cny ana county automomies, and tneir uses. It is strange how so many city and county automobiles are out on city and county work between 9 and 12 o'clock at night. One would never think that the municipality was so rushed that its autos mu3t be on the "go" day and night. And what a lot of women we must employ, too. BOOB. aro more people in an area of one block in some of the cities than the entire farming population of any two or three states, so , where does the farmer come out? : v. .There can be no doubting' the fact that the farmer is the foundation of almost everything in this world. It is their willingness to stay out on the farm under adverse conditions that makes it possible for the people to Jive in the cities, or make the city possible at all, but it is going to be the large farm that will be worth while In Ufa future. ' -v" ? (A', ii-:l .,. , Some of the places we passed on our journey were small farms in reality. They had two or three horses, two or three cows, and it took them the en tire year '-. to produce food for them. From early morning till late at night they were out . gathering fodder for their stock for the winter. If this is people's idea of successful farming, let them keep the idea. - Personally, I do not think that the program of blending' the many races is such a serious one. I think it is already solved if the people would only leave it alone. Some few people think it will be a very serious proposition when some of the younger generation come along to - the voting stage and will take charge of the government, etc. You can be assured that the com ing generation will be fully equal to the present generation, loyal and pa triotic in every way. Some of the young people will scatter over the world, seeking their; fortune, just the same its the people come to Hawaii to try and better their condition, from other parts of the world. . I remain very truly yours, ROBERT HORNER. HOMESTEADING IN HAWAII. . -Honolulu. T. H.. Nov. 27. 1917. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Dear Sir: I am afrahl that I will have to butt in on this homestead or small farm business, even at the risk ol u Demg saia tnat l talk on subjects that I know nothing about. I do not know why people expect to grow farm produce in a troDical Country that can ho ernwn In ftthr parts of the world, fou are going against the nature of the plant what ever it may be. and also the laws of nature, which no one has been able to overcome. There is no more rea Son to eXDOCt to errnv the thfriM that grow so well in California here In Ha waii tnan if the farmers of California were expected to grow sugar cane mere, it simply can't be done. Na ture will not allow you to do so. The planters on the islands have established a system that leads the world, if they were left alone. There is no place in this world where the small farmer, "except in Hawaii." ex. pects the large farmer or planter to care for him, ioan him money, care for his. crop, help him haul it tc th m!n grind trie cane for him. in fart dn every thing for him but spend then- come mat ne expects at the end of the year, and because the large farmer reruses to do all of this he is con demned and cursed to high heaven. There is a created nnnnlatlriT, in tUa territory today' under the present sys tem than you will ever have under anv other system that can be worked out. lhese are days of big thines. and anv one wanting work and who wants to get along, can do so under the nreRent order of things better than any other way. The cultivation Is of the verv hest the very uest farming implements are used a thing that is utterly imnos- sible with the small farmer; shorter hours for the laborer, better quarters in every way. The writer has tiust returned from a four month's trip through the states Dv.automoDlle, and as nearly 45 vears of my life were on the farm and ranch, i ieei aDie to speak. On our trin we passed through 28 states, and nattir- ally took particular note of the farms and their surroundings and truthfully say that if numbers of the farms were put under one manage ment, and worked for the good of all, there would be better vields hotter farming, shorter hours, and better con ditions In every way. Under the sys tem tnere the farmer is compelled to uo all of his own work, it is next to impossible to get any help," as they have no accommodations for the hired man, so he will not stay. Long hours S another factor that is arainst the farmer that wants heln. Some of the farms, and not the smallest -either, have, never had money (enough to painf their homes, not even n'hen they were new, and thev have never clean- ed up around the place. These con ditions nave not existed on the. Islands for nearly 20 years. This talk about the farmer hefne- In. dependent is a ble ioke. If the farmer wants any thine, th other fellow sets the price. If the farmer has any thing to sen, tne other fellow sets the price. and When it comes to the votine end of It, it is another big joke, for there. VOTES FOR SOLDIERS. Honolulu, Nov. 25, 1917. Editor Honolulu 'Star-Bulletin. ; Sir: Pardon this as it were a glass bottomed skiff ride, If you please! Mit things seem to be skimming Very much on the surface and it may be i good "inoculation" to erase a small fraction of the cuticle of this "Pacific Paradise" and take a peek into the greenish attractions. While it is not the object of Ameri can civilization to progress through induction since all the moral precepts lead from the heart out, . yet there must be an abstract standpoint pf some depth in order to arrive at a conclusion pertaining to any subject whatever. . "; x 'Let us presume that in the course of natural events the present feudal system in Hawaii will Vanish and she will become Americanized. The only thing about it that interests us is the process' by which this phenomenon is approaching and which will eventually bring it about; ( The writer candidly believes that it is' a question of such ramifications as, to indirectly con cern the whole - world while directly It Is' one of the most pregnant omens to the United States. - Hawaii, VThe Paradise " of the Pa cific 1 Hawaii; "The ; Melting-pot of the Races ! " Hawaii, with her. "liquid sunshine, flowers and volcanos ! ' to America, is a novelty, for tourists and a military garrison, nothing more. Now, everyone who knows anything worth knowing knows that democracy is militant or nothing. She sharpens her wit and her sword on the same grindstone and both are absolutely indispensable to each other and the civilization they uphold. The conditions in Hawaii at present are abnormal and undemocratic. If the fundamentals were logically in ac cord with democratic institutions every male civilian and soldier would be compelled to 'exercise the right , of suffrage within his realm, both militaVy and civil, to each and every office that concerns him. The times are moving In this direc tion. That is why Hawaii is called the "melting-pot of the races." That is the portentious question that con cerns not only the whole world Indi rectly,, but that is the question that concerns your Uncle Samuel directly. ' ELIGE L. KIRK. WHAT THE SOLDIER WANTS Fort Shafter, T. H., Nov. 27. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: Apropos of the question which so often recurs in the Honolulu papers. 'What can we do for the soldier?" 1 would suggest to the Honolulu people that all we desire is social recognition according to our individual merits. Ntf discrimination against the uniform We don't need anything else. F. H. DRIVER, 3rd Engineers. PERSONALITIES C. E. MAYNE of E. O. Hall & Son, Ltd., has returned from the mainland. MAJOR H. S. DOBNET. of the Sal vation Army, left Honolulu yester day for the Orient, after an extended visit in this city. He Is traveling A Pretty Mome A very attractive, tljree-bedroom home on upper Fort street, near Kuakini street, only one block from Ntraanu street. An unusually well-built homebuilt by day labor. Gas, electricity, sewer, Size of lot 50x75 feet. Price only $2500.00 Guardian Trust Co, f Ltd, . Real Estata .Department, Tal, 8038, Dtangenwald Dlds 'V) ;i Writing Paper of Wichman Quality Accepted as the fashion set-: ters 4in polite stationery. Ex- -qnlsite and odd finishes and colors i in proper sizes and , shapes. Note sizes, Correspon dence Cards, and special sizes -for gehtl emen's correspon-1 dence: ii urn U erCo. . , . LIMITED. Platinummiths and Jewelers IN HAWAII SINCE 1870 i. . ! t- I: -i t - around the world In the Interest of women and children workers. E. A. MOTT-SMITH. who has teen quite 111 for several days, is able to be in his office again. r 5- J. F. CHILD, - federals food commls, sloner for the territory, has gone to Maui to confer with the bean growers there. : :U .-v:V;VrV:v::v.;'" ALEXANDER LINDSAY. J JR, la parttier in the firm of Slott-Smith ,and Lindsay, has returned from an ex tended vacation trip to the mainland. I VITAL STATISTICS I BORN. POKIPALA In Honolulu, November 26, 1917,. to Mr. and Mrs. David K. Pokipala, of Kunawal Lane, a daugh-'; MARRIED. LEWIS-STRONG la Honolulu. : No- r ember 26, Harry U Lewis, B Coia-j pany, 23tb Infantry to Miss Mattief Strong, Macon. Georgia. Witnesses,; T.'Uliam Hutson' : and Mrs. L. L,: Loufbouro w. ; ..! ' j NOTT-FLACHER -iin 'i Honolulu,' Nt-; vember 25, 1917, Thomas 8. Noti ;" and Miss Violett Flacher, Rev. Sam-j ; uel K. Kamaiopill, assistant pastor ' ; of Kaumakapili church, officiating; .. witnesses Ralley E Seegers ' and t Miss Abigail K. Pahla. ; i . v DIED. OSS Inl Honolulu. Not ember 25, v 1917, Mrs. Otto A. Oss, of 1418 Vloj torla street; 67 years, 10 months anil 29 'days old. 'rl -:'if : j v r DO A Time Like I i the Presiut In a time like the present the matter of investment of money pres ents nany diffi- ':-culties.;;J Not only are there unusual openings for investment in foreign l securities, but the usual local and American securities are surrounded by puzzling conditions. , Our staff keeps in closest touch with' Eastern and foreign stock and bond mar-' kets and is constantly making detailed analyses of conditions that are bases for authoritative advice. , We welcome'your questions at all times in this regard. ' i RICHARD H. TRENT PRES. CHA8. G. HEISER, JR., TREAS. IRWIN H. BEADLE, SECY. I T ' It T - t V i . bll Every. Lot in-Ae ' " '! , Jul" -JtianjocL JI Italics? s . is' desirabld from tha standpoints of . sightlincra, loc2t tic gcd iets, prosdznity to.car line'and class cf . neighbors. ' WXi&Z W,Mc ' .... ... 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