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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1917.
I- - I - fr ifjItfflllSUl RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR K WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12, 1917. About the Govern'orship Predictions in Washington indicate the reappoint ment of Governor Pinkhain, but no appointment is likely to be made for some time, says the Star-Bulletin's rorresondent at the national capitol. Very likely nothing will lie done until some of the Democratic congressmen wno have been in Ha waii recently return to Washington and give their view of the gubernatorial hituation. That, bow ever, is bv no means certain to injure the governor s chances for reapjointment and may improve them. For one thing, the visiting Democrats had a chance to look over the local field and see how impoverish ed it is when it comes to furnishing suitable guber natorial timlier. That there are flaws in the Pinkhain administra tion not even the warmest friends of Mr. Pinkhain would deny. The lack of cooperation between the governor and the food commission he himself ap pointeda situation thrown strongly into the lime light by the governor's statements yesterday is a fairly typical instance of administrative friction. Possibly the most serious complaint, and the best justified, has been that the territorial administra tion is sometimes almost intolerably slow in getting through urgent public business. The governor has found it necessary to take into his own hands a multitude of details which ought to be performed X' promptly, efficiently and in tune with the governor's ?5 policies by his subordinates. p It is all very well to criticize the governor, but . Jtrhen the question of a successor arises the critics Sare forced to admit, if they are frank, that at this point they are 'stumped.'' Is there any desire on the part of Hawaii to see any or the avowed candi dates to replace Mr. Pinkhain succe'ssful in fheir endeavors? Hardly. J.The McCandless henchmen made a "drive" for ' J n- AT' ELUUl BUI; Villi, tug 1 CVCUl VVUl Dwavuw. j; visit, and the drive was a good deal less successful 1 1 They were not only stopped short, but they lost ;;; ground, to judge by what the congressmen said BJier getting o&ck irum luai raemorauie pyiiucai i - - ' u m iiii 1 ii Jl cf the McCandless pluggers,, from the time the i: steamer arrived at Kailua until the party was back t in Honolulu wearied senators and congressmen who ; uopeu iji iair suaaj, paim-gruveu auu irttU-Wi nu ll tt - -: l 4 41 J . -4.. -If ' Trio Vrvrinrti ranntlv -aid TtntMncr Wliatftiro tJfaror. A good many of . the stories told against ; jJr.inkham were proved false when the congress- men made his rersonal aranaintance and iourneved withlhlm. j; '. It may be stated as a fact that the interior de . partment is favorably disposed , toward the - gov ;t ernorV reappointment. The department has receiv i ed numerous complaints and investigated them, with the result: that the majority were .found to be either gross exaggerations or outright fabrick tions, the work of his personal or political enemies. The most severe of the cases of personal sattaek .VfiT. In frnth hlnAd mthpr'thnn htirt him in the tres of Washington, for they have cemented the Conviction ihat an organized campaign of vilifica- :j tion.has been conducted against him since nis ap t t it S . : polntment four jiears ago. In' this class falls the j principal newspaper attack. The department 1 is l disposed to belie'e that the governor has been the J j; tictim of newspaper criticism animated more by j personal spite than by sincere desire to put forward l constructive suggestion. i ; i A great many factors enter into the question of ? j the gubernatorial appointment ; 8ome are political, j some personal. ; Secretary Lane will weigh them ti before making his recommendation to the president, j and some must be weighed by the president before the appointment is sent to the senate. It is possi f ble that thevdepartment will have before it the name ;i. of a Democrat here who-will satisfy the require ments and who will be able to harmonize the bitter factional differences which have never healed since McCandless failed of appointment. Most of the Democrats, who might answer to such specifications have refused to be considered in, any degree. There is no indication that Secretary Lane has i less confidence in the governor than at any time in ;i the past four years, during which that confidence t; lias repeatedly beep shown, Mr, Pinkham is still i; in a strategically favorable position an3 his enemies Xi ordinary political intelligence. . 4 WILL I'OU HELP SANTA CLAUS? From a certain institution in this city where r bore than 50 children are awaiting the coming of i Christmas and wondering whether Santa Claus will f?:' forget them, there,, comes the modest request to the - DeODie OI xiuuuiuiu ivi n'uuuuo ui pjsi-rarus, : 1: photographs or pictures suitable for children and t trhich can be. pasted Into scrap-books. ,; ' It is desired to give every youngster in the home ; op to the age of about 15 a picture-book. Pictorial 1 magazines from which the pictures can be clipped i; are also desired. The StarBulletin will receive such contributions and see that tney are delivered ; One appeal a few days ago for magazines ,for - . ... . . . . fi toldiers leaving Hawaii brougnt nunareus of res .'SJ' ponses.' In a few hours after the appeal was pub 5 fished, there were magazines enough at the Star- Bulletin office to require a large dray for transport Inc them' to the dock. X Let the response to this little word on behalf of VV the children be one-half so readily generous and - tha 50 scrap-books are assured' "Reading the Minutes" Reading the minutes of the last rueetinc: conti nues to occupy a large part of the time the terri tory ought to snd in transacting iinrtat cur rent business. Under the head of "reading the minutes" falls the renewed controversy over the nn mobilization of the national guard last 'summer. We thought that particular scrap was over and done with, but the governor wound up his pitching arm yesterday and delivered a fast outdrop. shoot ing a strike past the food commission and its attor ney. Alfred L. Castle, who is bv way of being con siderable of a baseball player himself and who will doubtless come back with an inshoot or a Mathew son fadeaway. Then for a month or so we will have the rival twirlers trying to "ltean" each other with letters, documents and statements, each trying to prove somebody else responsible for what hap pened to the guard and what didn't happen. It will add materially to the peace and goodwill of the Christmas season and to the gaiety of na tions. Whether it will help the national guard is emphatically doubtful. The Star-Bulletin does not pose as a prophet, but we are willing to risk the modest prediction that if the facts are gone into carefully and without pre judice, and if those most vitally concerned will clearly remember what happened last May and June, it will be established that the food commis sion acted in good faith, that after one minor inci dent it ''got together" with the governor and with the Hawaiian department, and that, all acting in good faith, the non-mobilization and later reduc tion of the guard was agreed upon. There was some little tilt between the governor and the commission, at a time when each was set upon a slightly differ ent course, but it was adjusted. Delegate Kuhio says he will introduce in. the house a resolution calling for an investigation. It does not appear that he had no opportunity to in vestigate when he was right on the spot and when the incidents were occurring. Why waste time over thh? controversv now? BELGIAK 'DAY. America's pressing war needs not even now are as desperate as those of Belgium. Next Saturday will be Belgian Day, and there are comparatively few iu Honolulu who cannot give something for the relief of that brave and suffering people bowed under a mastership which we cannot realize. It is not necessary to make large gifts, though large oucs will be welcome. Even the nickels and the dimes will help. Chief Justice Robertson's criticizes headlines in yesterday afternoon's paper referring to his resig nation and resulting statement. If the Star-Bulletin headlines did not reflect Justice Robertson's meaning in the statement, we are sorry. The phrase "political jobbery" ised in the heading evidently does not mean to the jurist what it means to some others. Even good lawyers occasionally differ in interpretation of language. Our apologies, -judge! We stand overruled, reversed, i-emanded back to the lower court, and withdraw any dissenting opin idn. Too many good things have been written of Justice Robertson in this column entirely true and entirely deserved for us to quarrel now be cause he calls a headline "misleading." t' It is a pity; that Garcia, before being executed, was not taken; to Kohala and made to verify his confession that he killed the school girl, Harriet Eunane. .He should have been made to lead the way to the spot where the crime was committed and to rehearse certain parts of the facts which are known to the police. However straightforward and reasonable his story may have been, there will al ways be a feeling that, knowing he must die 'any how for a-second murder, he might have trumped it up for the purpose of freeing the other man, Bilinueva. It is too late now. The murderer is dead, and his confession can no longer be verified. His success in having his confession accepted may result in other cases of the same kind. Maui News. These are the days when fascinating stories are told in the advertising columns. These are the days when the trail of Santa Claus leads through the Honolulu shops and stores; when the gaiety and glitter of the Christmas season are in the very at inosphere. A glance at today's advertising columns and the advertising columns throughout the Christ mas season shows the variety of appeal which the Christmas spirit can make. The Y. W. C. A. has amply justified not only its existence In the community but its special appeal for funds. And the national government has not only put the stamp of approval on the Y. W. C. A. through cooperation in plans for association workv but has given to the association, because qf the plans for this national war work, a special j-espon-. sibility. The 'Y. W." campaign should be successful. Another jolt on the jaw for tottering old John Barleycorn. All beer after January 1 is subject to a new regulation requiring that it may contain no more than two and three-quarters per cent alcohol. "Jerusalem Captured by the British." That ought to convince the kaiser he hasn't a monopoly on Divine assistance. If it's a case of the Bolsheviki against the Cos sacks, our money is on the Cossacks. Every revolution in Russia helps a little MAYOR N AVOH HI WATER PROBLEM BEFORE OF ABOLISHING PARK POSITION! BOARD TONIGHT Abolishment of the off ce of superin-1 teadent of parks, playgrounds and tub- lie buildings is favoivd by Mayor Jo seph J. Kern, who stated this morning that neither the present superinten dent of parks, playgrounds and public buildings nor the present superinten dent of Kai.iolani park were worth re taining. " If 1 can have my way abcut it I would abolish the office of superin tendent of parks, playgrounds and pub lic buildings and iet tne city jailer, in charge of the prison gangs, lock after the work in exactly the same way as it used to be done in 19oi to 1013," de clared Mapor Gern this morning. "1 hae only this objection to A. K. Vierra. the present holder of office, and that objection 3 tuat he 19 incom petent and a holdover from the last ad- ministration. "If I could I would abolish the tosi- tion and let the city and county save $200 a month in that way. But the supervisors want the position maintai ned and so I have mentioned aleuline ri. Hoit. a capable man, for the oftice. . 'But though I have named l;im. and the matter will probably be threshed ; out tonight as to whether the appoint- j ment should be made immediately, I j maintan that there is no need for a parks, I playgrounds and public build j ings suirinteudent, and the jailer ' who looks alter the gang of prisoners who do the work on these parks could ' just as well do the purchasing of the ! hose and other equipment necessary ; to keep up the farks. "Between 1907 and ID 13 the jailer in charge of the priscners virtually w as parks superintendent and the parks ; were kPut un hptter in that timo than i they are now w ith the. present superin tendent and his many assistants." CHRlSTllASBOlK IS WRITTEN BY PHILIP H, DODGE Philip Henry Dodge, gifted Hono lulan, whose poetry and philosophy have delighted a wide circle of friends, is the author of a very timely little booklet, "For Christmastide," produced by Gurrey's Ltd- and on sale at the Gurrey shop. Fort street. In 1Mb booklet, which' is just off the Star-Bulletin press, Mr. Dodge has a dozen short poems, Rome no more than fragments in volume but each distinguished by grace and nobility oi thought clothed in appropriately poetic language. It is a book well adapted for sale during the Christmas season and will appeal to a much wider taste than that of Mr. Dodge's personal friends. The frontispiece is a reproduction of the charcoal drawing of Mr. Dodge by Miss Juliet May Fraser now on view in the Burnham-Fraser exhibit at the University Club. The book will, be widely welcomed not only as an op portunity to solve the problem of Christmas gift purchasing but as an addition to the worth-while literature credited to Hawaii authorship. Consideration of the problem of supplying Nuuanu valley with artesion well water will be one of the chief items of business to come before the meeting o the board o superrieorg to night. Fred G. Kirchhoff. superinten dent of waterworks, has submitted a report in which he explains that the water might be pumped from the Ha waiian Electric Co.'s r'-a&t. where considerable water now goes to waste after being used for the toe purpose of making steam. Discussion on the report is expected, but to all indica tions the report will be referred to the waterworks committee to investigate and report. Call for bids for 13,50ft barrels of fuel oil to be used to operate the Ka libi. Beretania, Kaimuki and Kakaakc pumping stations during the first six months of 1918 win probably he rsade Bids for the cartage of this oil from the oil tanks to the stations will also be railed. The report of the garbage inspector, showing receipts for November to be $1131.50 and disbursements $2419 24, will be read, together with the report bv the building inspector to tli effect thit 9Sinsnections were made in No vember and 94 building permits is sued. Whether the city and county labor ers should be paid on Dec. 1 or Dec. 20 will also be discussed. The labor ers always want to get their money risrht up to within a few days of Christmas and New Year's and an ef fort will be made to accommodate them. PFPS0MUTIES l PROF. T. A. JAGGAR is spending a brief stay in town, having arrived from the Big Island yesterday. GEORGE H. ANGUS of Theo. Da vies & Co.. Ltd., returned yesterday from a brief business trip to Hawaii. RICHARD IVERS, vice-president and secretary of Brewer & Co., left yes terday for San Francisco on a busi ness trip. Mrs. Ivers accompanied him. ROBERT S. THURSTON, assistant agriculturist, with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association experiment sta tion, returned from a business trip to the Valley Island yesterday. ROBERT F. STEVER, head of the bond sales department of the Rishop Trust Company, left Monday night for Kauai for a week's visit. '1 lie trip will combine business anu pleasure. PASTOR TO TALK TO ROTAR ANS Rev. A. W. Palmer, new pastor of Central Union church and an active member of the Oakland Rotary club until he was called to the local field, J will be the principal speaker at the Rotary club lunch tomorrow. He will tell something of the preparedness wort In army training camps. Fred D. Chandler, resident manager of the New York Life Insurance Co., will make the weekly three-minuto talk, his subject being insurance. HOSPITAL TO "ADVERTISE FOR PHYSICIAN SUPT. Trustees of the Queen's hospital are planning to advertise in a main land medical Journal for a physician to take the position of superintendent of the institution, succeedine Werner Roehl, whose resignation was accepted a tew days ago. The next meeting of the trustees will be held December 20. "Billy" Sunday's son, George, is in the United States army. His father said that he was proud his son was willing to help his country. I VITAL STATISTICS J BORN KEANOANO In Honolulu, Dec. 10, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. William Kea noano of 1457 A Auld lane, a son. JAEGER In Honolulu. Dec. 8. 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. James Emile Jaeger of Kewalo. near Dominis street, a son James Emile. McKILLOP In Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, Dec. 5, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McKillop, a son. MARRIED OLIVEIRA-FEUX In Honolulu. Dec 8, 1917. William Oliveira and Miss Theresa Felix. Rer. Father AlphonRe of the Catholic Cathedral officiat ing; witnesses Mr. and Mrs. Al exander Nelson. GONSALES-MALDONADO- In Hono lulu, 'Dec. 8, 1917, Lito Gonsales and Misa Maria Maldonado, Rev. John H. Williams of Central Union church officiating; witnesses Angela San tiago and Pedro Rodriguee. DIED KEANOANO In Honolulu, Dec. 10, 1917, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Keanoano of 1457 A Auld lane, Palama. a native of this city. Body cremated. HULIHEB In Honolulu, Dec. 10, 1917, Benjamin Hulihee of 989 Ro bello lane, married, plasterer, a na tive of Kaneohe, Oahu, aged 54 years. KEAWEPOO In Honolulu. Dec. 11. 1917 David, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David. Keawepoo of 903 Kanoa lane, Palama, a native of this city. James Jackson, Co. B. 2nd Infantry, was arrested for vagrancy last night. According to the police he was beg ging money to get to Schofield. When arrested he had $3. When one citizen told Jackson he was a disgrace to the uniform, the soldier swung at him but missed. He was turned over to the military authorities. William Doran, finance commission er of Dallas, Tex., offered to his son $500 for every German he killed. Dwellings for Rent FURNISHED. Pearl Harbor Tantalus Heights Kabala . . 1801 Kewalo Street. . . 2 bedrooms , ...3 bedrooms , . . 2 bedrooms (garage) PARTLY FURNISHED. 7 bedrooms . UNFURNISHED. Cor. Waialae Rd. & 16th Ave.. 2540 Ferdinand Ave 1633 Anapuni St 1295 S. Beretania St Alewa Heights .3 bedrooms (garage). .3 bedrooms (garage). .2 bedrooms .2 bedrooms .3 bedrooms Mclnerny Tract 1 bedroom ,.$25.00 . . 45.00 ..150.00 .100.00 30.00 50.00 40.00 26.00 30.0U 20.00 Cor. Hotel & Richards OFFICE. 4 rooms 30.00 Guardian Trust Co., Ltd. Eeal Estate Department. Tel. 3688. Stangenwald Bldg H SHOPPERS Q Remember the folks here at home. . l Help make them happy. ITen shopping days be fore Christmas. Paid Publicity Roaches Shoppers." The irenernl circulation of the QQftQ Star-Bulletin December S COURT REFUSES ins plea for LESSER CHARGE David C. Buick. charged with as sault with adeadiy weapon with in tent to murder, appeared in police court before Judge Harry Irwin this j morning. Buick was represented by ! Attorney William T. Carden. No pleaj was entered. On the motion of the nrosecution. Judge Irwin continued! the case until tomorrow morning. At torney Carden agreed to one continu ance, but demanded that Buick be gUen a preliminary hearing in police court. After the reading of the charge by Prosecuting Attorney Chlllingworth. Attorney Carden asked that the charge be altered, so that the words "with Intent to murder" be stricken. Judge Irwin denied th6 motion. Both sides are prepared for the pre- timinary hearing tomorrow, which will determine whether Buick shall be dis charged because of insufficient evi dence, or bound over to the circuit court for trial by jury. Buick was arrested over a w eek ago in connection with the shooting of W. O. Ito, a salesman for the Schuman Carriage Company, near Red Hill. From the time of his arrest until his appearance in court this morning ha has been held ' incommunicado.' I POLICE COURT NOTES ! Levey Halualani was given a sus pended sentence on tho charge of pro fanity, but was sentenced to serve two months in jail for second degree lar ceny. S. Matsu was sentenced to four months' Imprisonment on the ,4100 e charge. They were found guilJ ot stealing a pair of shoes and a watch from a Japanese store. Dan Kaiawe. who was arrested Sun day and charged with carrying con cealed weapons, was sentenced to serve two months in Jail by Judge Harry Irwin yesterday. Kaiawe was also committed to the circuit court on the charge "of larceny, the com plaint alleging thf t he stole three revolvers and a quantity of stamps from the circuit court clerk's office. ( . N i Jl ft: Prudent pRUDENT judgment in the handling of funds can only come through long ex perience. , If you have not had such experience you will do well to come tous to have the ad vantage of ours before you put any consid erable amount of money into any project. We shall be glad to advise you and will charge you nothing should you decide not to let us handle your account. RICHARD H. TRENT, PRES; CHA8. G. HEISER, JR, TREA8. IRWIN H. BEADLE, 8ECY. r The choicest home section in Punahou District 1 wiinM Full grown trees. All city improvements. -j-Fine new streets. Phone 5701. TO FOOT u MEftCHANT JTREETf HONOLULU ' v. . : ;v -1 7