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" 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
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
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
' 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
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.
(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
., 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
It may be a friendly erarae but we notiee that
feature of this afternoon's diamond eontest is the
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
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
The first thing we know they will
be asking questions &?out all the other
cny ana county automomies, and tneir
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.
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,
. -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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.;'"
parttier in the firm of Slott-Smith ,and
Lindsay, has returned from an ex
tended vacation trip to the mainland.
POKIPALA In Honolulu, November
26, 1917,. to Mr. and Mrs. David K.
Pokipala, of Kunawal Lane, a daugh-';
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,:
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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
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 :
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the Presiut
In a time like the present the matter of
investment of money pres ents nany diffi-
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. '
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